John A. Lanzalotti, M.D.

October 26, 1946 - April 30, 2017
John A. Lanzalotti, M.D.

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John A. Lanzalotti MD, 70, of Williamsburg, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, April 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Teresa Lanzalotti. John is survived by his son, Michael Lanzalotti; and sister, Lois Lanzalotti. John was an officer in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and served as a medical doctor for more than 40 years in the Williamsburg area. John also was a talented sculptor. His complete bio may be viewed at, The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11am at Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Hwy. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport, NJ on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made at C&F Bank to the John A. Lanzalotti Trust, for his son Michael. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • May 02, 2017
    Alan L. Halsey says:
    I will always remember the fun times I had with John>.

  • May 03, 2017
    Ginny LoBiondo Marasco says:
    John and I started kindergarten together and remained friends throughout the yrs. I will miss him and our talks.

  • May 03, 2017
    Cathy Sloan says:
    John was a very talented surgeon, sculptor, artist, innovator and loving father.... a true renaissance man. John worked tirelessly on The American Health Care Plan and was instrumental in implementing Medical Savings Accounts for Virginians. He had a very funny sense of humor and was a great joke teller. It saddens me for his son's loss at such a young age. R.I.P. John......

  • May 04, 2017
    Tony Campolo says:
    I remember Dr. Reneé Fox, chair of the Sociology department at the University of Pennsylvania, saying, "John Lanzalotti is exactly the kind of person who should become a doctor." He distinguished himself as a student and then, as a physician, proved to be the effective and compassionate person she expected him to be. I very much appreciated John when he was a student at Eastern University. He was one of those students who was intensely involved in classroom discussions and always earned the highest grades. Most important! He grew spiritually during his days as a student. More recently, he used his skills as a sculpture to create two brilliant images of me that are now on display at the entrance of the Campolo School of Graduate studies, as well as a display at the entrance of our inner city campus. I will ever be grateful that he so honored me. I wish I could be present for the funeral but important family matters will keep me away. Know that my prayers go up in remembering his son and his sister in their grief.

  • May 10, 2017
    Kevin O'Malley says:
    Reprint from 7 May 17: "Dad, I'm writing to you just letting you know how much of a wonderful father you were to me. You were the most important person to me. You helped guide me through life. Unfortunately, our time together ended so abruptly and I want to say that you were my best friend and I loved you with all my heart. You were the smartest man I knew of and I'm very proud to have been your son. Everything that you worked for, I will carry on. You're my inspiration. You got me to become the young man I've become and every day I thank you. I hope you know how much you were loved by me, friends and family. You were undoubtedly the most talented person and showed me I could do anything. You lit up my world. I will always love you and hold you close to my heart. Tomorrow, 08MAY2017, I'm attending your burial and just know that there's no place I'd rather be than by your side. To everyone else, thank you for your support and even though it's such a tragedy, he's released in the hands of God and is finally resting peacefully. To me, he left this world as a legend and will go down in the history books. I love you Dad. You'll be in all of our prayers. Thank you for all the precious memories. Rest in Peace. --- remembering all the good times we had together. "