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Memorial Scheduled for Longtime Resident Dennis Marazzito

| Community, Obituaries | November 16, 2017

Members of the Marazzito family, who settled in Canyon Country more than 50 years ago, are grieving the loss of Dennis Marazzito, 67, who died Monday, November 13, 2017 after a long battle with heart disease. Dennis and his wife of 31 years, Rose Marazzito, owned The Drifters bar on Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country. He was born in New Jersey on March 15, 1950 to Emily and Joseph Marazzito. Following graduation from William S. Hart High School in Newhall, Dennis joined the United States Marines. Always an advocate for the needs of children, Dennis and Rose raised funds every year to purchase and donate 10-20 bicycles for the holidays. He placed barrels at The Drifters to collect toy donations, which were filled to the brim, and every holiday the couple served free meals to anyone from the community who gathered. Dennis never wanted anyone to be alone or hungry on a holiday. Services will be held on Saturday, November 18 at Heart of the Canyons Church, 24551 Valley Street in Newhall. A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. and a service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Eternal Valley, 23287 Sierra Highway in Newhall. The family welcomes visitors to attend a reception held in his honor at 2 p.m. at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. [caption id="attachment_216882" align="alignleft" width="500"] Dennis and Rose[/caption] Dennis is survived by his wife, Rose; his children, Dennis, Joey, Sheri, Angela, Barbara Ann, and Jessica; and 11 grandchildren, including the youngest, Hendrix. He is also survived by four siblings, Barbara, Joe, Eddie (Bridgett) and Lydia (Sid) and many more family members. “There must be a big job for Dennis in heaven,” says the Marazzito family. “He will be missed by so many, because he touched so many lives. Dennis, you are and always will be a legend. Rest in peace.”

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