Joseph F. Rizzo

Joseph Frederick Rizzo, age 89, of Gardendale, Alabama, formerly of Dunkirk, NY, passed away November 10, 2013.

He was the son of Fred and Lucy Palese Rizzo.

Mr. Rizzo was educated in Fredonia and retired from Allegheny Ludlum Steel/AL Tech. He also worked many years for the Chautauqua County Fair. Mr. Rizzo was a decorated WWII veteran who proudly and faithfully served his country.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce Parker Rizzo; children Joanne Harrison (Mike), Karen Smith (Warren), Tracy Hughes (Tim), Joseph Rizzo (Donna); grandchildren Megan Essary (Quintin), Brittany Vice (J.J.), Jacob, Jessica and Courtney Hughes; Nathan, Jarred and Lauren Rizzo; great grandchildren Jax Essary, Wyatt Vice. Sisters, Grace D’Angelo (Angelo) of Jamestown, NY and Ann Rizzo of Dunkirk, NY; brother Girardo Rizzo (Rita) of Fredonia; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, and three brothers, Angelo, Samuel and Thomas Rizzo.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, No-vember 13, 2013 at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home, Hueytown, AL. His service was conducted by Pastor Keith Ellis. A military flag ceremony conducted by US Army Honor Guard was held at Forest Grove Cemetery, Hueytown, AL.