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Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Drew J Rinzivillo

April 2, 1956May 25, 2016

Tribute for Drew J.Rinzivillo April 2, 1956 - May 25, 2016

Drew, a long-time resident of Jacksonville Beach, passed away at his home on the beach on May 25th. A memorial service was held on the beach on Sunday, May 30th to celebrate his life. Drew Joseph Rinzivillo was born on April 2, 1956 in Peekskill, NY to Joseph and Ellen Rinzivillo. He was the 2nd of four children. Drew graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in 1974 and then went on to attend Florida State University, where he received a B.S. Degree in Accounting. He was employed by Amusement Management Partners (AMP) in Jacksonville. Drew was a member of the Pasadena Community Church in Pasadena, FL. Drew was also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Jacksonville Chapter. His interests included classic cars and motorcycles. In fact his favorite car was his 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner. Drew loved to work on his 1987 Honda Prelude, A.K.A. “the blue dream” in his spare time. His avid love of automobiles fueled his yearning to have been an auto mechanic. On many occasions, he shared with his brother that he would have loved to have been a mechanic. His favorite companion was a family pet, Kitter. In fact, as a special anniversary gift for my parents Drew had an oil painting done from a photograph of Kitter. Living at the beach, he enjoyed the amenities it offered. He loved riding his bicycle, walking along the beach, swimming, eating at local diners, and the cool evening breezes. A special place Drew loved to visit was the town of St. Mary's, George. His love the ambience and staying at the Riverview Hotel.

Drew was always thrift smart. He knew how to save a penny. My younger sister Yvonne recalls a memory of how much Drew loved day old bananas. I think of this quote when I'm reminded of my brother. "Rich people stay rich by living like their broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they're rich." Drew dreamed of one day possibly retiring in Mexico. He enjoyed traveling to the family cabin in Northeast Georgia for rest and relaxation. We will never ever forget Drew's infectious smile and quick wit. He made us laugh. Drew was famous for his one liners. I think there's nothing more attractive than someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously. He would make us laugh when we were not even in the mood to smile. Never underestimate the importance of having a person in your life who can always make you smile. That was my brother Drew. Drew described himself as "I'm a gentlemen with traditional values, attentive, caring, informed, spontaneous, non-confrontational, very pragmatic with a wacky sense of humor. My hobbies include bike riding, I like to exercise but I'm not an exorcist, enjoy old movies, day trips and good conversation. I'm loyal, dependable & predictable. I consider myself a good listener and a people pleaser, I mold well into most families and love kids. To sum it up I'm a comic nerd" Drew is survived by his mother Ellen of South Pasadena, FL. His two brothers. Older brother Ron and his spouse Katrina from Hudson, FL. Younger brother Peter from Greenville, SC and his younger sister Yvonne and her spouse Mike from Pinellas Park. He has a niece Lauren and nephew Andrew.

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Yvonne and Mike Nowak

February 9, 2020

Just thinking about you Drew. Aunt Jane is now with you. Mike and I miss you both. Love Yvonne

Linda Jackson

December 20, 2019

Peter Rinzivillo

December 20, 2018

Drew,

2018 we'll soon be drawing to a close and will embark on a new year. I'm reflecting back on this year. I think of you often especially on my trips to the cabin. Mom and Dad would be happy to know that it remains in the family and their legacy lives on. There is so much I would like to do to improve the place. Over the years I can see it needs some tender loving care. My hope is in 2019 to be moving out there and living permanently in Sautee. A door finally opened for me to begin voice tracking on the Cornelia radio station starting in the New Year. I still think about how much you would have enjoyed living with me here in Greenville, South Carolina. No doubt we might have worked out at the gym on a regular basis. I try to eat healthy as you always emphasized how important that is. Finally I would appreciate your giving my little buddy Jake love and attention. I miss him a lot and can imagine him jumping up on your lap. Merry Christmas.
I love you brother,

Peter

Linda Landis

July 2, 2018

Remembering Drew's unconditional love

Yvonne Nowak

November 23, 2017

Hi Drew. Mike and I want to wish you Happy Thanksgiving. We can see you seated at a long table with Dad, Grammy, Grandpa..and Grandma...and God...and you are all having a great time! And Simeon, Kitter and Fleazak are all at your feet rubbing against your legs! We miss all of you. Happy Thanksgiving! Love Yvonne and Mike

August 31, 2017

It just never gets easier. I still love this man with all that I am.

July 30, 2017

Ellen Rinzivillo

July 8, 2017

Drew... Yvonne just showed me this website. Seeing your photos brought tears to my eyes. I miss you more and more each day. With each day the loss becomes more profound not just for me but for each member of the family. We all wish we knew you were in pain. You are in my heart and my love continues for you...forever. Love Mom

Yvonne Nowak

May 25, 2017

Drew...tomorrow you will be gone one year. I think about you every day. I miss you. You used to tell me we would enjoy retirement together. I so wish we would have had the opportunity to enjoy each others company more... I remember how much you enjoyed bowling. I wish we could go bowling now. I love you and miss you. I am so sorry I didn't know you were hurting. You are in my heart. Love Your Sister

Ed Berlin

April 27, 2017

I just found out about Drew today. This makes me very sad. I first met Drew in 1993 and Drew was a consultant for our Company. For over 2 years, we went through some tough times together. He was smart and had a great sense of humor. He taught me some things I still use today. I was just telling someone the other day a Sales Tax story that Drew helped me out with, I eventually left the company, but we stayed in touch for a while. Sadly I lost touch with him as I changed jobs through out the years. My condolences to his family and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY