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Oscar Lionel Zanetti (c1896 – 1948) – Obituary

Harvey lost a well-known and respected citizen with the passing away of Mr. Oscar Lionel Zanetti at the Harvey Hospital on Friday last, at the age of 52 years. The deceased had been in ill health for the past 12 months during which period he was forced to seek hospital treatment on a number of occasions. The deceased gentleman was a veteran of World War I and also served in the last war for four years. He was a member of the Harvey sub-branch of the R.S.L. and at Tuesday night’s meeting members stood in two minutes silence as a mark of respect. He was also president of the Harvey Branch of the Communist Party. The deceased is survived by a widow, five sons: Robert, Kevin, Frank, Allan and Noel, and a daughter, Patricia.

The funeral was conducted in the Anglican portion of the Harvey cemetery on Monday morning with Rev. B. L. Somner officiating. The pallbearers were Messrs. C. Jacobs, A. Roesner, A. Eder, J. Black, R. Black, G. B. Durack and J. J. Pritchard (R.S.L.) and L. N. Clifton (Harvey branch of the Communist Party). The chief mourners at the grave-side were the widow, sons Bob, Kevin and Frank; brother Bert; sister, Mrs. Don Kitman and husband of Perth, Daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. Zanetti and son and daughter of Perth. The large number of wreaths and floral tributes bore testimony as to the late gentleman’s popularity.

(Harvey Murray Times, 13 February 1948.)