Obituary for Robert "Lance" Lanzoni
Beverly Robert “Lance” Lanzoni, 72, of Lawrenceville, entered into God’s eternal rest on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at home. Born in Bristol, England U.K. he came to the U.S. in 1949 and was a lifelong Trenton area resident, residing in Lawrenceville for the past 10 years.
Lance as he was known to both family and friends was proud to have grown up in Trenton. He was talented at making tomato pies and he opened his own restaurant called Lance’s Tomato Pies. He also worked for the Chesterfield Inn and was extremely involved with the CYO and the Boys and Girls Club of the Trenton Area where he mentored many youth. Not only was he a mentor but he was a dedicated basketball coach at both the CYO and the Cook A.A. for many years.
Lance loved to visit the casinos, play cards, watch old black and white reel movies, and listen to opera. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
Son of the late Robert F. and Betty V. (Driscoll) Lanzoni; Lance is survived by his loving daughter, Charmaine Yates (Randy); his 4 grandchildren, Dustin Joseph Pannone, Timothy Taylor Yates, Randy Charles Yates, and Erica Christine Yates; a great grandson, Leon Yates; 5 siblings, Marcia Schaefgen (Hal), Sue Arnone (Joe), Martin Lanzoni, Lorraine Logue (Joe), Gerry Bonafede (Rick); 2 special friends whom he mentored, Wawa and his younger brother Keon; a best friend, Mark Maddox; as well as several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Christian memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM with Pastor Dan Sparling officiating. Family and friends may call from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to either the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton, 212 Centre St., Trenton, NJ 08611 or to the CYO, 920 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08611. Please visit his tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com