Charles Joseph Piazza, age 87, of North East, PA, formerly of Ripley, NY died Saturday, November 16, 2013 at his residence.
Charles was born January 1, 1926 in Phillipsburgh, New Jersey to the late Salvatore and Rosina Frankina Piazza.
He was a member of St. Gregory Church in North East, attended school in PA. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the US Army and received a Korean Service Metal and 3 Bronze stars.
Charles formerly was employed with Russell Sinden's grape farm and the PA Railroad. He loved being with his children, grandchildren and enjoyed hunting, farming, antiques and showing Belgians.
He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by brothers Christopher Piazza 5-2-86, Columbus Piazza 3-15-10; sisters Vir-ginia Fletcher 11-6-74 and Concetta Conn 4-14-07; brothers-in-law Tom Tartarella and Acy Evans; sister-in-law Rosaline Conn brother-in-law David Bagley; mother- and father- in-law Cray and Caroline Bagley.
Charles is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ramona Bagley Piazza, whom he married November 12, 1962 in Allen Town, N.J.; sons Salvatore (Sam) Piazza and Cray Piazza; daughters Caroline (Doug) Mulson, Deanna (Glenn) Leamer. Grandchildren Jacqueline Mulson, Jeremi-ah Mulson, Hannah Leamer, Leanna Leamer, Gregory Leamer, Alaina Piaz-za, Kyle Piazza, Cody Piazza and Anthony Piazza; one great granddaughter Sophia. Brothers Floyd (Janice) Piazza, John Piaz-za and Frank Piazza; sisters Mary (Rexford) Dimperio, Francis Evans, Mabel (John) Skelly, Adriena Piazza and Evelyn Tartarella; sister-in-law Jean Rogers and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to at-tend prayer services today at 10 a.m. at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Church. Interment St. Gregory Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park St., North East, PA 16428.