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Victor Pizzaia, Jr.

Victor Pizzaia, Jr. of Parsonsburg passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center after a long battle with interstitial lung disease. Born October 8, 1944 in Lewes, DE., he was the son of the late Victor and Beatrice Pizzaia.

Victor was a 1965 graduate from Georgetown High School. Throughout high school, Victor was a member of Georgetown’s football and wrestling team where he was the 2-time Delaware State Wrestling Champion under the guidance of Coach Herman Bastianelli. Victor always acknowledged Bastianelli as a special person who was instrumental in turning his life around at an early age.

He started his working career by working in the family shoe business- Bata Shoe Co. Knowing this was not his lifelong ambition, Vic entered x-ray school and graduated from Peninsula School of Radiology in 1973.  After graduation, he began working for the State of Maryland at The Holly Center as an x-ray technician. He later entered into the field of emergency medicine as a paramedic and was employed by the City of Salisbury. Vic went back to his first love which was x-ray and retired in 2014 from Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates.

Victor was a lifetime member of the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Department where he served for 43 years. He received numerous awards for his service and in later years, he became a member of the State of Maryland Fire Police under the supervision of the Wicomico Sheriffs Department.  Vic also loved to volunteer and one of his greatest passions was volunteering with The Perdue Operation Teddy Bear Run which he participated in for over 20 years.

Victor will always be remembered for his infectious smile, sense of humor, and outspoken manner. He enjoyed baseball, nascar, fishing & hunting, and college wrestling. In later years he served as a referee for many of the local wrestling tournaments. Most of all Victor enjoyed spending time with his family and loved ones especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Pizzaia and sister, Donna Parker of Laurel, MD. Victor is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianne Pizzaia, daughter and son in law, Christina and Alex Morris of Trappe, MD, son and daughter in law, Richard and Jessica Pizzaia of Laurel, DE. Grand children Juliette, Neve, and Bridget Morris of Trappe, MD, and Bristol and Maverick Pizzaia of Laurel, DE. Brother and sister in law Terry and Brenna Pizzaia of Laurel, DE, brother Keith Pizzaia of Seaford DE, sister Diane Pizzaia, of Jacksonville, FL, sister and brother in law Sherrie and Walt Cranfield of Delmar, DE, and brother in law Richard Parker of Laurel, DE. As well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and dear family friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parsonsburg Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 208, Parsonsburg, MD. 21849.

8 comments to Victor Pizzaia, Jr.

  • D. lynn North-Arvey

    Rest in Peace Sweet Man. Fellow “Radiologic Technologist”. I’ll never forget you sharing one of your homemade bottle of wine

  • D. lynn North-Arvey

    Rest in Peace Sweet Man. Fellow “Radiologic Technologist”. I’ll never forget you sharing one of your homemade bottle of wine

  • D. lynn North-Arvey

    Rest in Peace Sweet Man. Fellow “Radiologic Technologist”. I’ll never forget you sharing one of your homemade bottle of wine <3 "You sure made some mighty fine wine".

  • Bob & Ginny Allen

    Dear Victor, in our Radiology Training your Banter, Laughter, Love and care of our Class made those intense times into a “Day at the Beach.” You and “Your Partners in Crime” made us the Professionals we are Today! Thank You for the Knowledge you passed on to us! Forever in your debt. R.I.P. Rad. Tech. Emeritus!!!!

  • Debbie and Allen White

    Vic,, You will be so missed by all who you touched and knew. I had the great honor of being your neighbor for many years. You were always ready to answer that siren whenever it blew and you gave it your all in everything you did. I’m sending love and prayers to all who knew and loved you Diane and your children may you be comforted in Gods Loving arms and Vic may you always rest in peace. Love you all.

  • Burt Bunting

    Sending condolences to the family from a fellow fire fighter.

  • Burt Bunting

    We are sending our condolences to a special fire company member.

  • Stacey Matthews

    Rest In Peace my fellow Technologist. I learned so much from you. We had a lot of fun times working together at McCready Hospital. My condolences to your family.

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