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Richard L. Vizza

d. May 9, 2023

Richard Louis Vizza, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born May 14, 1956 to Louis J. and Mary Louise (Petkash) Vizza in Punxsutawney.

Rick was a member of Saint Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He was an active member of the Walston Club where he served as past president and was currently on the board of directors. Rick worked for his father at Vizza’s Comet Supermarket. He then became a vendor for Nickles Bakery. Rick retired as an independent operator with Stroehmann Bakeries. He was active in his community, especially the Walston Club, where he would help in fundraising, organizing benefit dinners and golf outings, and he was always willing to donate or lend a hand wherever he could. Rick was widely known throughout the area. He was always willing to talk and make new friends whenever he could. When he would meet someone, he wouldn’t forget them. A friend to Rick was a friend for life. He was an avid golfer and played whenever he could. He also enjoyed throwing darts, traveling, and experiencing new sights even going to a few concerts. First and foremost, Rick loved his family. He loved spending time visiting and hanging out around the fire-pit and checking in to just say hello.

He is survived by his fiancée, Amy Hauserman, two daughters; Kassidy R. Leitch and husband Lee and Krystal R. Vrobel and husband Joel, his sister Patti Uzzo and husband Bill, all of Punxsutawney, two nephews; Joel Uzzo and fiancée Leslie and Ryan Uzzo and wife Danielle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received on Friday from 4-8 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney, PA 15767.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Saint Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, 616 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA, 15767.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, 616 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

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