June 15, 1937 – March 23, 2018
Born in Precenicco, Italy
Immigrated to America in 1962 and Resided in the Washington DC and Virginia area for 46 years
Retired to St. Petersburg Florida in 2008
Elio Pozzetto worked and lived in Falls Church Virginia most of his life where he owned two hair salons along with his wife Virginia Burello Pozzetto (married 56 Years) and raised his three daughters, Marina Kron, Daiana Croft and Catherina (Sandy) Parker.
Prior to arriving in America, Elio served in the Italian Alpine Army as a mail carrier and barber.
In 1975, Elio and his wife Virginia became American Citizens furthering his vision to be an American.
Elio was proud of his Italian heritage and formed an organization, in 1985, of compatriots from his region, the Fruili. It was named the Fogolar Furlan (after the hearth in every home where families gathered to cook). This organization remains active today.
He enjoyed gardening his own vegetables, crafting his own style of art work from shells, wood, stones, wine corks, paint and anything else he could find.
He was larger than life and the center of attention at all social gatherings. He lived his life fully, traveling the world as often as he could and always enjoyed having friends and family around. He loved a full house.
He was the 7th of 8 children, 6 of which preceded him in death, as well as his great grandson, Liam.
Elio is survived by his wife, Virginia and three daughter, Marina Kron (Marc), Daiana Croft ( Jason), Sandy Parker (Scott).
Grandchildren, David and Brian Kron, Luke, Ryan and Sean Parker, George Croft
Great grand Child, Lucas Kron.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins both in the United States and Italy.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Elio