Stanley J. Piza
(Papa, Vito, Stach, Stan the Man)
Dec. 26, 1922 - Feb. 13, 2013
Stanley J. “Stan” Piza passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at his home Wednesday night, Feb. 13, 2013, at age 90 while he was watching one of his favorite Western movies.
Stan loved life and loved to play golf and travel. He was an avid golfer and played up until a few years ago.
Stan studied at Carroll College before being drafted into the Navy and was stationed in Cuba during World War II. He was a member of the K-Class blimps. Stan was a member of the Navy basketball team and played at Madison Square Garden as a guard. He also played semi-pro baseball for many years in the Milwaukee area.
Stan was retired from Alloy Products Corp. after 54 years of employment, and he continued his board member duties for four more years. Stan loved to travel to trade shows with his brother-in-law, Wally Wachowitz Jr., and they had many adventures together.
Stan is survived by his granddaughter, Stacy (Matt) Wirth; great-grandson, Adam Joseph; son-in-law, Joe Vick; nieces, Mary Bear and Jill Collins; nephew, Walter Wachowitz III; great-niece, Betsy (Tim) Hoff; great-nephews, Craig (Heather) Bear, Noah (Jenny) Collins and Matt (Gina Maniaci) Collins; and other family and friends.
Stan was preceded in death by his wife, June (Wachowitz) Piza; his daughter, Kathy Vick; brother- and sister-in-law, Walter and Elsie Wachowitz Jr.; a nephew, Craig Bear Sr.; a great-niece, Kristin Bear; and a great-nephew, John Collins.
The family would like to thank his caregivers for their five years of loving service.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. No formal funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Chaplin's Fund - VA Hospital, Attn: Father Norm Oswald, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53295.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions, an online obituary or to leave the family an online tribute message.