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Roger Argondizza

October 11, 1953 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 67)


Roger Argondizza, 67, of Poinciana, Florida, passed away (peacefully) at home, after a short illness, on Tuesday, February 3, 2021.

He was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. He was a 1972 graduate of West Islip High School.  Roger worked for Verizon as a line tester, in New York City, where he met the love of his life, Jo Ann Sorensen Argondizza. They moved to Poinciana in 2007 from Staten Island, New York.  Roger was an avid drummer from a early age, playing in many bands, including the Rosewood Band, as well as at his church. His friends always said "He kept a good steady Beat!".  Even in retirement he played, he loved his drums. Roger also was a DEADHEAD, following the Grateful Dead from an early age.  He went to many concerts and stadiums following Jerry. His other Love was the New York Yankees, he never missed a game. He would yell and cheer at the TV. Roger enjoyed being an Annual Pass holder to Disney World, which he visited many times.

Roger is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years Jo Ann Sorensen Argondizza; his mother Rosemary Pallon Argondizza of Ridge, Long Island; his brother Peter Argondizza of Manhattan, New York; his sister Susan Argondizza Miller of Ridge, Long Island. Roger is also survived by his mother-in-law Patricia Sorensen, of Staten Island, New York; and 3 sister-in-laws Betty Walsh Scarano, Patricia Sorensen Atiles, and Dr. Barbara Sorensen, of New Jersey; He is the cherished uncle of nieces Sarah Sturges, Victoria Miller, Christine "BRAT" Shedlebower, Kimberly Reidy, Megan Walsh and nephew Matthew Walsh. He was predeceased by his nephew Shaun Walsh.  Roger spent every Christmas when they were young putting ALL their toys together in the front porch.

Roger leaves behind his cherished "babies", beagles Maggie May, Rosalita, Ryder and Co-Co.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service, in New York, once travel is safe.

The family is under the care of CONRAD AND THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME 511 Emmett St Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 847-3188


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