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Sal Rizzo

Sal Rizzo

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Sal Rizzo
Feb 18, 1928 - Nov. 18, 2019

Salvatore Rizzo was born on February 18, 1928 in Lorain, Ohio, and was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Erie Tech in 1946. While going to school he worked in Meiser Grocery Store who supplied the iron ore boats with food and supplies. While working during the war he learned to be a meat cutter.

Sal was drafted into the Marine Corp in September of 1946. He got out of the service in 1948, but was called back in October 1950 during the Korean War.

Sal was married in 1952 to Ruth McKenna and moved to California where they had four children Gayle, Carl, Ralph, and Kathy. After 37 years in California Sal moved to Whidbey Island and married his second wife Emily Ramsey who had three daughters Tracy, DeeDee, and Ivy.

Sal was preceded in death by Ruth, Ralph, Emily and Ivy.

A visitation for Sal will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Monday November 25 at 9am with a Funeral Mass at 10am and a reception to follow. A graveside service at Sunnyside Cemetery will be held immediately after the reception.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 985, Coupeville, WA 98239.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 25th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, November 25th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    St Mary Catholic Church
    Address
    207 N Main St
    COUPEVILLE, WA 98239
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral mass.
  • Service

    Monday, November 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, November 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St Mary Catholic Church
    Address
    207 N Main St
    COUPEVILLE, WA 98239
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Family and friends are invited to a reception in the parish hall immediately following the funeral mass.
  • Interment

    Monday, November 25th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, November 25th, 2019
    Location
    Sunnyside Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Road
    COUPEVILLE, WA 98239
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Affiliations

  • US Marine Corps
  • Roman Catholic Church

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John (little John) Barrett

Posted at 08:42pm
Sal was a good friend. We were colleagues at Payless Foods, were golf partners on our many trips we took around the state(for a few decades) and also owned a couple of racehorses together. I am sorry for the families loss and I also miss my friend.
SB

Sam Brown

Posted at 10:22am
Salvie, thanks for all the memories, will never forget you Sam
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