Allen H. Rizzi, 88, of Irwin, PA died Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Jefferson Hills, Pa. He was born on April 29, 1931 in Herminie, PA. Son of the late Peter and Eva Couchenour Rizzi. Allen was a graduate of the Sewickley Township High School class of 1950. After high school, he went on to join the U.S. Navy where he worked in the artillery division serving on the USS Shangri-La as well as the USS Antietam during the Korean War. He then went on and became a sheet metal worker for Pittsburgh Reflector and then for Union Switch and Signal Company. He was a member of the Herminie United Methodist Church. Allen loved to travel with his wife. In their RV, they drove and visited every state in the United States as well as every provence in Canada. He enjoyed going to Renfro Village in Kentucky, hunting, fishing, gardening, working in the garage on anything that needed fixed and loved riding his John Deere tractor. He was very family oriented and enjoyed every second that he had with his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by both parents, two daughters – Lorna C. Rizzi Dye and Shawn K. Rizzi, two sisters – Jane Fawcett and Betty Rizzi and an infant brother Pete. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years – Virginia Rizzi of Herminie, PA, one son – Sam Rizzi of Herminie, PA, one brother – Clarence Rizzi and wife Helen of North Huntingdon, PA, three grandchildren – Joe Dye of Texas, Sarah McGinnis and husband Ryan of North Versailles, PA and Jacob Rizzi and wife Susan of Belle Vernon, PA and one sister – Geraldine Rothwell of Herminie and son-in-law Rob Dye and wife Lori of North Huntingdon, PA. Friends will be received on Sunday January 5, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held on Monday January 6, 2020 at 11 am at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Landman officiating. Graveside interment will follow with the Armbrust Veterans accorded with full military honors at the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery.
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