John Anselmo Obituary
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John Manuel Anselmo

July 13, 1936 - February 20, 2014
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John Manuel Anselmo, 77, of Carlsbad, passed away peacefully Friday February 20, 2014, with his family by his side. John was born to the late Manuel and Elizabeth Anselmo on July 13, 1936 in Somerville, Massachusetts. After John's father passed away at a young age, John worked very hard at odd jobs to help his family survive. On January 17, 1959, John Married Vila Noddin and they lived in several places before settling in Oceanside, California, where he resided for 41 years. As soon as John was old enough, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he achieved the rank of E-7 Gunnery Sergeant over his 20 year career. John loved...
John Manuel Anselmo, 77, of Carlsbad, passed away peacefully Friday February 20, 2014, with his family by his side.

John was born to the late Manuel and Elizabeth Anselmo on July 13, 1936 in Somerville, Massachusetts. After John's father passed away at a young age, John worked very hard at odd jobs to help his family survive. On January 17, 1959, John Married Vila Noddin and they lived in several places before settling in Oceanside, California, where he resided for 41 years.

As soon as John was old enough, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he achieved the rank of E-7 Gunnery Sergeant over his 20 year career. John loved his country and fought hard to defend it. His career included one tour in Okinawa and 2 tours in Vietnam. After his retirement from the Marine Corps, John began his second career at La Costa Resort and Spa where he worked for another 20 years.

John worked hard his whole life to provide for and support his family. He enjoyed watching his children grow and play sports. He could be seen for several years at Oceanside High School Sporting events cheering on the Pirates. One of his favorite pastimes was a fantasy football league he has been a part of for over 35 years with Pam, sons, grandchildren, and the next generation of original members.


John is survived by his domestic partner Pam Hoffman, Vila Anselmo, his brother Francis Minahan and wife Jane of Springfield, Massachusetts, his sister Rita Pritchard and husband Stu of Roswell, New Mexico, his four children, Guy Anselmo and wife Myriam of Oceanside, Anthony Anselmo and wife Stephanie of Poteau, Oklahoma, Edward Anselmo and wife Stephanie of San Marcos, Lisa Anselmo and partner Darla Wagner of Kingwood, Texas, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held Thursday February 27th from 5-8 pm at Eternal Hills Mortuary in Oceanside. The funeral will be held Friday February 28th at 10:00am at Eternal Hills Chapel in Oceanside with burial to follow.

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"Mi papá nació en 1937, un años después que John Manuel y se durimó en la muerte en 1997 y desde entonces mi consuelo es encontrar textos biblicos que hablan..." Vanessa (OR)

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