Sergio Sanzari, the owner of The Mane Place II Salon in Verona for the last 25 years, died on Sunday, July 15 at age 47.
Friends and family described Sanzari as always having a real connection with his customers. He enjoyed chatting while cutting hair and especially enjoyed making people laugh.
Born in Newark, he was raised in Bloomfield.
Sanzari was a 1982 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was later a graduate of the Capri Institute.
He was a North Caldwell resident for the past 14 years.
Sanzari is survived by his wife, Lisa (nee Andriaccio) of North Caldwell; three children, Sergio Sanzari, Jr., Anthony Sanzari and Gabriella Sanzari, all of North Caldwell; his parents, Ortensio and Marfisa (nee De Benedetto) Sanzari of Clifton; a brother, Orlando Sanzari and sister-in-law, Debbie of Woodland Park and sister, Gilda Sibilia and brother-in-law, Michael, of West Caldwell; his in-laws, Antonio and Josephine (nee Girardi) Andriaccio, of Caldwell, as well as a brother-in-law, Anthony Andriaccio of Caldwell; his nephews and nieces, Justin Sanzari, Tyler Sanzari, Rina Whitehouse, Shari Markese, Michael Sibilia and Nicholas Sibilia; a great-nephew Landon Whitehouse and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and longtime clients.
He was a parishioner of in North Caldwell.
Funeral arrangements were made by Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home.
Services were held Wednesday at in Caldwell. Internment followed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum in East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, N.Y. 10087-7106.