Enzo DiPietro

Enzo DiPietro

Enzo DiPietro died in his sleep Jan. 31. He was 97.

He was born in Bozzano, Italy Oct. 3, 1920. He arrived in the United States in 1929 and spent most of his childhood in Sparks, Nevada. In 1938, he represented the Nevada National Guard at the Camp Perry, Ohio, National Rifle Matches. He was inducted into the Army in 1941 and served in Europe in World War II in the 3rd Army under the command of General George Patton. While stationed in Luxembourg, during the Battle of the Bulge, he met his future wife, Odette. Together they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

He was a resident of Livermore since 1959 where he was employed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Odette; four sons: Robert (Laura) of Paradise, California, Larry (Cindy) of Livermore, Keith (Wendy) of Corvallis, Oregon and Marlo of Livermore. He was a proud “nonno” to eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

DiPietro was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and loved gardening. He pursued his hobbies well into his 80s. He was well loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.