Wednesday, November 28, 2007

160 Obituary

Here is a link to my father's obituary online. There is a guestbook there, but entries only stay online 1 month, so I'd rather have people sign here.
Here is the text, for anyone who comes along in December 2008 to read the blog:

WALLINGFORD - Robert R. Rizza, 67, of Wallingford, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the Haven Healthcare Center in Rocky Hill. He was the beloved husband of Ann-Shirley Nana Rizza.

Born in Meriden, Aug. 10, 1940, a son of the late Salvatore and Agnes Ruth Rook Rizza, Bob had been a Wallingford resident for over 40 years. He was a peacetime veteran, having served with the U.S. Air Force, and had been a car salesman at Meriden Hyundai and Valenti Chevrolet for many years.

Besides his wife, Ann, he is survived by his daughter, Roberta Piedmont and her husband, William of Wallingford. He was predeceased by his beloved aunt, Bertha Audette and his uncle, Richard Audette.

His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Friday, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Memorial funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 279 New Britain Road, Suite 5, Kensington, CT 06037.
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Published in the Record-Journal on 11/28/2007.

I would prefer donations go to the Unforgettable Fund, because 100% goes to research.


Anonymous said...

My condolences to you & your mom and your family. Although I'm glad that your AD journey is over, I'm sure that the hurt and sadness will go on for a long time. ((( hugs ))) I love your dad's photo -- again, what a handsome man! D

Anonymous said...

How many of the individuals discussed in these blogs are taking/have taken a statin drug--esp one of the fat soluble ones such as Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor? Please google Dr. Duane Graveline's web site, Neurodegenerative disease associated with statin use is just now being studied--Dr. Xuemei Huang, UNC Chapel Hill has proposed a study to determine if statin use triggers or unmasks Parkinson's disease; Dr. Ralph Edwards, Director of drug monitoring for the World Health Organization found an inordinate # of cases of ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) in patients taking lipophilic statins in the WHO data base and strongly recommended follow up studies. Neurodegenerative diseases are theorized to share the same underlying pathology--the disease that results is dependent upon where the pathology occurs in the nervous system...