BOARDMAN, Ohio – There will be services held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday August 2, 2016 at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for John T. Pariza age 83, formerly of West Middlesex who passed away Thursday July 28, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
John was born December 28, 1932 in East Liverpool, Ohio a son of John & Jennie Sacui Pariza.
He was a mill wright for 30 years at Wheatland Tube Company before retiring in 1993.
John was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War, a recipient of two Purple Hearts, and a member of Korean War Veterans #137 Youngstown, Korean War Veterans Memorial Group of Mercer County, American Legion #432 of Wheatland and Legion of Volunteers Romanian–American Veterans.
He was a member of the former Mill Creek Baptist Church.
John accomplished getting the Route 680 name changed to The Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway, and also played a major part in the laying of the roses for the Korean War Veterans, and also enjoyed participating in local parades.
His first wife the former Shirley J. Gibbs whom he married February 14, 1954 passed away May 12, 2001.
John was a hero to his family and will be sadly missed by his second wife the former Beverly Poidmore whom he married May 9, 2009, his daughters Janice Rae Pariza of Delta, Colorado, Terrilynn (Bill) Simpson of Youngstown, Jill Pariza of Austintown, step- daughter Sharon (Tony) Willmitch of Youngstown, his grandchildren John Simpson and Billie Jo Anzivino and two great-grandchildren Tyler and Aurora.
He also leaves his sisters Mary Delisio of Youngstown, Vickie Alexandrides of Poland, step-sisters Gladys Najul Brickhouse of Florida, Dora Najul of Florida, and his step-brother Richard Najul of Florida.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley, his brother George Pariza, and his sister Laura West.
There will be calling hours on Monday August 1, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday August 2, 2016 one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
John will be laid to rest at Lake Park Cemetery with full military honors provided by Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard Post #540.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market Street Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 2 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m and 8:59 p.m. Bounce TV, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 10:24 p.m. FOX