Terrence L. Scalzitti, Jr., 87, of Hernando, FL died on May 4, 2018 at his home. Terrence was born on January 7, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the son of Terry and Christine Scalzitti. Terrence served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War (1951-1953). Prior to his military service, Terry played minor league baseball from 1950 – 1951. He worked for GTE Automatic Electric for 28 years and retired from there in 1983. Terry was a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the organ and serenading his family. He was very active in the Hollywood, FL Rotary Baseball Park, as well as the South Broward High School Baseball program. He was a life time member of the American Legion.
Terrence and his wife Felicia retired to Citrus Hills in 2001 from Hollywood, FL. He was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL.
Survivors include his wife Felicia Scalzitti of Hernando, FL; children, William Scalzitti and his wife Theresa of Pembroke Pines, FL, Pastor Terrence Scalzitti and his wife Jennifer of Myrtle Beach, SC, Brian Gerity and his wife Laura of Cooper City, FL, Cheryl Glick and her husband Ira of Hollywood, FL, Susan Scalzitti Reed and her husband Chuck of Merritt Island, FL, Tara Winstead and her husband Grady of Clayton, GA and Peter Macari of Bartlett, IL; grandchildren Nicholas, Abigail, Matthew, Connor, Braden, Finnegan, Leslie, Robert, Trina, Adam, Kyle, Meghan, Tommy, and Peter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. heinzfh.com.