Pitcairn Council's Pizzuto ends 3 decades of service
After serving the community for three decades, Pitcairn Councilman Patsy Pizzuto attended his final meeting as a borough official last week.
Council honored Pizzuto, 86, at the Dec. 19 meeting.
“I'm going to miss him because he had a lot of common sense, and he told you like it was,” Councilman Rollo Vecchio said.
Pizzuto served the nation in World War II then, decades later, served his hometown for 28 years.
“I just was interested in it, and I wanted to stay in town and help the people,” Pizzuto said. “I made new friends, learned a lot about the town and about politics.”
The annual Memorial Day Parade in Pitcairn was an event that Pizzuto rarely missed as a councilman, said his daughter, Pat Kemerer, who writes a weekly “Pitcairn Patter” column for this paper.
Vecchio also has served about 30 years on council, alongside Pizzuto.
“He thought things out,” Vecchio said. “Most of the time we were on the same path.”
Borough projects that Pizzuto supported as a councilman over the years included the purchase of police vehicles and a garage to store the vehicles, next to the borough building, Vecchio said.
And there were times that Pizzuto got his hands dirty to help his neighbors, said Kemerer, such as the community-wide cleanup after the 1997 flood.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Moss Side Middle School gym class waltzes into tips on able manners
- Monroeville payment to OPEB fund could be withheld
- Logan named interim president of Monroeville chamber