Adolfo Roberto Zanotto, 91, of White City, died Aug. 30, 2008 at his residence.
He was born on Mar. 27, 1917, in Lamoine, CA. to Angelo and Giovanna Zanotto. In 1923, the family moved to Hilt, CA.
Mr. Zanotto was a corporal in the Army/Air Force during WW II from 1943 to 1946, where he served as a proud veteran as a bellygunner in the B-17 bomber. During his tour he served in France and England.
Upon returning from WWII, he met the love of his life, Rita Noreen
Taylor. The couple married on Aug. 2, 1947 and began their life
together in Hilt, where they had three daughters.
the family moved to Ashland where he worked as a carpenter until he
retired. In 2002, they moved to White City. Mr. Zanotto had a genuine
love of the outdoors. He spent time hunting, deep sea fishing and
crabbing, but also continued his love of woodworking in his shop.
is survived by his wife of 61 years, his brother, Silvio Zanotto,
daughters, Linda Oakley, of Medford, Laura Putnam of Klamath Falls and
Elaine Tooley of Eagle Point; five grandchildren; eight
Mr. Zanotto was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
memorial service for Mr. Zanotto was held Sept. 5 at the Eagle Point
National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
American Cancer Society.