Americo Domenic Pizzella, formerly of Academy St. Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday evening, June 10, 2012, at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. He and his wife, Theresa Nardone Pizzella, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on July 26, 2011.
Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Americo and Beatrice Taylor Pizzella. Domenic was educated in the Jenkins Twp. School District. He was a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran, having served during the Korean War. In his earlier years, he was employed by C. Nardone & Sons Bakery, Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, and the Knights of Columbus, both of Pittston.
The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors and staff of both the VA Medical Center and Timber Ridge Nursing Home for their compassionate care over the years.
Surviving in addition to his wife; Sisters-in-Law, Dolores D’Elia and her husband, Anthony, Pittston; Millie Nardone, Kingston; Brothers-in-law, Lucas Nardone , Thomas Nardone and his wife, Rachel, and Saverio Costantino, all of Wilkes-Barre; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the mass. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp..
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Care and Concern Ministries of Saint John the Evangelist Parish Community, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith).