On Friday, June 6, 2008 many long time friends and City co-workers said farewell to Anthony “Tony” Scardenzan who passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2008. Tony was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Pedavena, Italy; and passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 surrounded by his family here in Southern California. He grew up in his alpine village, the second youngest child in a family of 11 children. After the Second World War Tony moved to Switzerland, where he became a journeyman Tool and Die maker. He immigrated to Canada in 1955 where he married his hometown sweetheart and they had two children. He immigrated to the United States in 1963 and settled in Inglewood, California in 1964. He founded Pedavena Mould and Die Co. and nurtured the business as it grew through his hard work. He was very active in the City of Inglewood, he served on the Inglewood Parking and Traffic Commission and served as a city Councilman from 1980 to 1992. During his tenure as a Councilman, the City adopted the Airport Noise Countours and Land Use Compatability (ANCLUC) standards that are so important to the City today. Tony created a sister city relationship between Pedavena and Inglewood and was a member of the Inglewood exchange club and was a founding member of "La Fameja Veneta" a club for Italian immigrants.
Although he had adopted America as his home, he never forgot his roots. His kindness and generosity were shared by everyone he met. He enjoyed hunting and stamp and coin collecting. He was a great supporter of Law Enforcement and of the Armed Forces. He was determined, and always expected the best from himself and others. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Franca; his son, Steve (Sheila) of Long Beach. His daughter, Sonya (Matthew) Hart of El Segundo. His grandchildren, Stephanie and Steven Scardenzan, Nathan and Alixandra Hart; his two sisters, Rita and Pierina; numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. Funeral Mass was held at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in Inglewood. His remains will be accompanied by family back to Italy where he will be laid to rest near his mother and father. Friends are invited to sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.