Obituary of Christopher J. Piazza
Christopher J. Piazza, 93, of Girard, PA, formerly of Falconer passed away Friday (May 17, 2019) in his son’s home in Girard.
A lifelong area resident he was born May 30, 1925 in Jamestown, the son of the late Salvatore and Vincenzia “Jennie” Piazza.
Chris attended Falconer High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Prior to retirement he was employed by Carborundum-Monofrax. After retirement Chris was a caregiver to his wife, and had several miscellaneous jobs working into his mid-80’s.
He was a member of the Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion, John W. Tiffany Post 53, VFW, Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church and had currently attended St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church in Girard. Chris enjoyed tinkering in his garage and going to his grandchildren’s events.
Surviving are five sons: Salvatore Piazza of Fairport, NY, G. James (Melanie) Piazza of Elmira, NY, Chris (Joyce) Piazza of Effort, PA, Larry Piazza of Jamestown, Troy Piazza (Eric Woolslayer) of Girard, PA; two daughters: Rosanne (Jerry) Wise of Warren, PA, Cheryl (David) Weiler of Kennedy; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rosaria M. “Rose” SanFilippo Piazza whom he married June 26, 1948 in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, who died May 25, 2003; a granddaughter Mindi Smith in 2017; five brothers: James, John (his twin), Joseph, Samuel and Lorry Piazza; four sisters: Rosaline Piazza, Beatrice Hart, Lucy Piazza and Josephine Grice.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be donated to a charity of one’s choice.
44 West Falconer Street, Falconer, New York 14733-1598