Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 10:11:44 :
Wednesday, December 28, 1966
Mystery Bullet Wound Kills Former Marinite
Arizona Coroner’s Probe Set
Licinio Busolo Jr., former San Anselmo civic leader and businessman, has been found shot to death under mysterious circumstances at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
A coroner’s inquest has been set for Monday in Kingman, Mojave County seat, where County Atty. Dan Schimmelpfennig refused today to say whether the death was an accident, suicide or murder. “That is for the coroner’s jury to decide,” Schimmelpfennig said.
The county attorney said Busolo’s death was first reported Dec. 22 by his wife, Mary, to her attorney, who in turn called the coroner.
Schimmelpfennig would not say how long Busolo had been dead by that time, but sheriff’s officers said he had apparently died several days before they were called. The Van Marter-Hale Mortuary in Kingman, which handled initial arrangements, was quoted by Chapel of the Hills Mortuary in San Anselmo as setting the date of death Dec. 19, three days before it was reported.
Schimmelpfennig, who questioned Mrs. Busolo in connection with the shooting, said no one else was known to have been at their home at the time.
Busolo, 53, had lived in Marin County for about 20 years before he and his wife moved in 1964 to Lake Havasu City, newly developed resort city on the Colorado River.
For many years, he operated service stations in San Rafael, Kentfield and San Anselmo.
He was a past president of the San Anselmo Lions Club and the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the San Anselmo Planning Commission from 1954 to 1960.
Busolo was born in New York City and attended the public schools there, graduating from Brooklyn Polytechnic High School.
Before coming to California, he was a supervising mechanic for Sperry Gyroscope Co. in Brooklyn, specializing in precision tools.
In addition to his wife, Busolo is survived by two sons, Beverly Busolo of Miami, Fla., and Lee Busolo of Eureka; a daughter, Helen Kennedy of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Amneris Lavino of San Anselmo, and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo. Burial will be in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael.
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