Rocco Pizza, 74, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010, in St. Petersburg, Florida, after an extended illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He retired to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2001.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Rocco and Grace Pizza.  He is survived by sister, Carolyn (Ronald) Rymers of St. Petersburg, Florida; sister, Marjorie (William) Blackwell of Toledo, Ohio; nephew, John Blackwell of Toledo, Ohio; niece, Julia (Todd) Bensinger of Canton, Michigan; a great niece, Erin Bensinger and a great nephew, Andrew Bensinger of Canton, Michigan.


Burial will be at St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral Columbarium overlooking the Cathedral's Memorial Garden in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Published in Toledo Blade from July 17 to July