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Frank M. Pizatella, Jr.

d. June 5, 2021

Frank Pizatella, Jr. passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at age 87.  Frank grew up in Watson, West Virginia.  He was a proud graduate of West Fairmont High School (1952) and Fairmont State College (1958) where he was a member of the first golf team to qualify for the National Tournament.  A Veteran of the United States Army, he served overseas in Okinawa, Japan.  After moving to Columbus, Ohio, Frank worked as a supervisor at The Western Electric Company and was best known for his exceptional talent in golf.  Frank played in three pro-ams of The Memorial Tournament and held many local course records including one at Blackhawk Golf Club.  Frank was also a proud member of Groveport Golf course (The Willows). He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Martha Pizatella; sister Grace Murray and brothers-in-law James Murray and Marvis Dodds. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Pizatella; his children, Catherine Franke (Christopher), Joseph Pizatella, and Tina Dozer (Tom Parrott); grandchildren, Annamarie Wiant (Andy), Angela Jerome (Benjamin), Seth Reymark Franke, Micaela Rodgers (Christian), Jonah Franke, Anthony Jevince (Noelle), Megan Reed (Daniel), and Shelbi Botti (Joseph); great-grandchildren, Jase, Wade, and Aria Wiant; Anthony and Oliver Jevince; and Grace and Maddox Reed; sister, Mary Lee Dodds; and several beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family will receive friends on SUNDAY,  JUNE 13, 2021 from 1:00-4:00pm at TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard OH, 43026 (614)-876-1722.  There will be a private family burial at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville, OH.  The family asks that you consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online, in Frank’s memory.  Please visit to share your favorite memories of Frank or to send your condolences to his family.  


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Sunday, June 13, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tidd Family Funeral Home

5265 Norwich St, Hilliard, OH 43026

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