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3/24/2022 7:26:00 PM
Gerald Joseph Pizi
July 12, 1937 - March 21, 2022

DENVER, N.C. - Surrounded by loved-ones, Gerald Joseph Pizi (Jerry) of Denver, passed away on March 21, 2022, he was 84.

Jerry was born July 12, 1937 in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of Navio and Jane (née Ferlise) Pizi. He met the love of his life and future wife, Amy Oliver while seated alphabetically in chemistry class at Wheeling Jesuit University, where Amy said he was the smartest person she had ever met. They were married in 1957 and remained devoted to each other until her passing in 2007. Jerry built a life he never dreamed of as a child, and felt blessed and at peace.

He leaves behind his four children; David and his wife Julie of Charlotte. Tony and his wife Jennifer of Wenonah, N.J., Michael and his wife Kim of Denver and his daughter Joan and her husband Brian Ellis of Denver; seven grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Nick, Ryan and Ian; two great-grandchildren, Oliver and Olin; his sister Maria Oliver and aunt Lucy (née Ferlise) Socha of Wheeling and uncle John Ferlise of Newtown, Pa.

Jerry was a US Air Force veteran and spent most of his career working at International Nickel. Jerry loved golf and Marshall football and basketball.

A local visitation will be at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, on Thursday March 24 from 1-4 p.m., and at Wallace Funeral home in Barboursville, W.Va. on Friday March 25 from 6-8 p,m. followed by a private burial.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. and Wallace Funeral Home of Barboursville, W.Va. are serving the Pizi family.

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