William E. La Zansky
Aug 20, 1927 - Aug 12, 2011
LaZANSKY, William E. ‘Bill’
William Earl LaZansky, born in Sacramento on August 20, 1927, died August 12, 2011 at the age of 83 from a massive stroke at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Bill was a lifelong resident of the Roseville and Sacramento areas. He was a graduate of Bret Hart Elementary School, California Middle School, McClatchy High School, and Sacramento City College.
After serving in the Navy during World War II, Bill worked for Crane Company for 10 years in sales, and for J.C. Becker Plumbing for 17 years in management. In 1975, Bill purchased J.C. Becker Plumbing, which became Arcade Plumbing after the change in ownership. He operated the business as owner-contractor until 1991.
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maurine Sheehan LaZansky, of Roseville; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Esther, of Yuba City; daughter and son-in-law, Annie and Dan, of Benecia; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jan, of Davis; granddaughter, Rachel, of Baltimore; granddaughter, Annie, of Dixon; grandson, Jesse, of Davis; granddaughter and husband, Raven and Steve, of Dixon; grandson and wife, Joaquin and Jaime, of Walnut Creek; and grandson, Justin, of Marysville. Bill is also survived by his brother, Jim, of Sacramento; sister, Denise, of Carpentaria; sister-in-law, Joyce, of Sacramento; 4 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends who will miss him.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Bernhard and Charlotte LaZansky; brother, Bon LaZansky; and grandson, Eric Fowler.
Bill volunteered and supported Jesuit High School since 1964 and had the pleasure of developing his friendship with Father Joseph Barry, S.J., until Father Barry’s death in 1987. He also served in various capacities at Sierra View Country Club, as well as a lifelong love of golf. Bill volunteered at Sutter Roseville Medical Center for the last 4 years.
A memorial service and lunch will be held at 11:00a.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Ave., in Roseville
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