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Michael Pezzente

MICHAEL PEZZENTE, JR age 66, beloved husband for 46 years of Nancy (nee Sample); loving father of Michael III, John, and Elizabeth Sarnowski (husband Stan); devoted Papa of Sofia, Stella, and Eva; cherished son of Catherine (nee Arrigo) and the late Michael, Sr; dearest brother of Michele MacDonald, Bernardino, and Terri Ann; uncle of Jessica and Larry; special brother-in-law of the late Brian Sample; dear nephew, cousin and friend.

Mike was born on June 19, 1951 in Cleveland and passed away on October 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Chesterland for 56 years, formerly of Little Italy. Mike graduated from West Geauga High School in 1970 and was a truck driver for the Plain Dealer. He loved working on cars, projects around the house both large and small and maintaining his yard. Mike especially enjoyed Christmas and his Disney Christmas collection. Mike will be remembered most as a strong-willed, hardworking, independent, quiet and reserved man. He had a sense of humor and loved to laugh. Mike will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11 AM at St. Anselm Catholic Church 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH 44026. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Private inurnment at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mike at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) SUNDAY 2-7 PM.

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  1. Michael Molnar :

    Very sorry for your loss Pezzente family. Though I never met Michael, I know he raised 3 great children including the definition of a stand-up guy in my dear friend Mike. Pez, Johnny, and Liz, you’re all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Marianne Fuller :

    I am so very sorry for this incredible heartbreaking loss. I know you will all miss Mike terribly, as will the rest of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Marianne

  3. Growing up with your family was awesome! I was always too loud when I hug out at your house lol, have permanent battle wounds from your swing set and a major love for the first boy bands, but you dad was a wonderful man! He loved you all so much! My heart is with you guys

  4. Rise and Warren Edwards :

    We are so sorry for your loss and hope you are surrounded by family and friends during this difficult time. Find comfort in the memories you shared.

  5. Vickie and Kirk Benson :

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you,Nancy, Mike, John, Lizzie, and the entire family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may Big Mike rest in peace.

  6. Marlene and Dave Sterlekar :

    Dear Nancy and Family…we are so sad to hear of Mikes passing…you were our dear neighbors for 32 years….we can still picture Mike riding his mower keeping his beautiful hard absolutely like a park….he was an amazing brother in law to Brian…he will be missed by so many…RIP Mike… our prayers and love to the Pezzente family..

    Love Dave and Marlene

  7. On behalf of the Wadsworth Fire Department an Local 4135 we offer our sincere condolences at the loss of your father. May God bless you and your family and give you strength and grace as only He can!

  8. Mollyann Piunno-Brokos :

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I will always remember Mr. Pezzente working hard to keep his property beautiful, all year round. It didn’t matter when one would drive by the property, he was always out there working hard on something. May the Lord embrace and comfort you all during this difficult time.

  9. Veronica Purdy :

    Liz ,Stanley and family
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    May God bless you through this most difficult time.

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