John R. Pizzi

John R. Pizzi, 98, of Naples, FL, formerly of West New York and Garfield, died Sunday April 10, 2022 at his home in Naples. He was born in Garfield and was a member of the 1939 Garfield High School National Football Champions team. During WW II he served in the US Marine Corps and saw action the Asiatic Pacific Theater, Okinawa, South Pacific. John and his brother Angelo owned and operated Castle Lanes in West New York after which he went into a partnership with Al Santoniello opening The Edge in Fairview.

He is predeceased by six siblings, Joseph, Dr. Peter, Angelo, Frank, Louis and Terry

He is survived by his sister Angie Herina and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to recognize Hilda Lucero for the dedication and loving care she gave to John in the last years of his life, “She was his Angel”.

Funeral services were private.

Pizzi Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  1. Gregg A. Pizzi

    Uncle Johnny was an icon in the Pizzi family and a source of advice and support for Mom & Dad over the years. I am grateful for his presence in our upbringing. My condolences to Dad and to Aunt Angie on their loss. Thanks, Mike & Pam, for taking care of Uncle Johnny and all of us.

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