PATRICK MARK LUZZO ~ Class of 1979
December 6, 1959 - June 20, 2010

Patrick Mark Luzzo was born Dec. 6, 1959, in Wallace, ID, the 7th son of parents Tom and Wilma Luzzo of Richland, WA. He passed away on Father's Day in Kenai, AK, June 20, 2010.

Pat grew up in Richland and graduated from Columbia High in 1979. Pat loved to run and was a member of the Long Green Line Cross Country team at Richland.

Pat married Delia Schauer in Coeur D'Alene, ID, in 1992. He moved with his wife and daughter Krystina (born August 26, 1992 in Coeur d'Alene), to Alaska in 1997. Their second daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1999 in Soldotna, AK.

Patrick was very involved with the Nikiski Church of Christ in Kenai and loved living in Alaska. He was a true 'Alaskan' in every sense of the word and was crazy about baseball.

He is survived by his 8 brothers and 4 sisters: Tony ('70) (Judy), Frank ('72), Joe ('73), Dave ('74) (Casey), Bill, Mike ('77), Bob ('80), Dan ('81) (Naomi), Mary (Craig McPheron), Teresa ('83), Julie ('91) (Bill Sommerfeld), and Dori ('92) (Joe Gilmour); along with Aunts Betty (Dud) Dudley, Ruth (Dave) Lambert, Dottie (Ed Norton) and Uncles Ron (Debbie) Luzzo and Bill (Karen) Dupuis; and also by 19 nieces and nephews..

Pat's two daughters are in Kenai with their mother. Krystina recently graduated from high school, which Pat was overjoyed and proud to witness, and will be attending college this fall. Jennifer is in middle school in Kenai. Pat loved his daughters very much and never forgot to rave about their successes in school and in life. He was loved by his church community and they have been very helpful with assisting his family with attending to his last needs. Pat will be remembered most for his love of food, his infectious laugh, his ability to remember everyone's special days (always a phone call for birthdays and holidays), and enjoyment of the outdoors. His ashes will be spread at a special place on the Kenai Peninsula, a place he never wanted to leave. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Services were held at the Nikiski Church of Christ. A family remembrance will take place in July.

Arrangements by Peninsula Memorial Chapels, Kenai, AK

Published in the Tri-City Herald on June 30, 2010