James Jay Piazza
July 23, 1959 ‒ July 27, 2020
Mount Vernon, Ohio
James Jay Piazza, age 61, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 27. 2020 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 23, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of James and Marian (Phillips) Piazza. Jay was a 1977 graduate of Bedford High School and took residence in Mount Vernon in the mid 1980’s. He was employed for several years with the Knox County Department of Transportation and as an artist for Creative Foundations.
Jay was a kindhearted man and you would always be greeted with a friendly smile and a “Hello… how ya doin?” Jay loved people and being part of the community. He was a member of the People First of Ohio and participated in several conferences about advocacy, rights, and responsibilities. He was involved and performed in many shows and plays. He enjoyed Halloween and Christmas dances and always helped decorate and clean up.
Jay loved to eat at his favorite restaurants, Red Lobster, Friendly’s, Long John Silver and Pizza Hut. He also enjoyed his home cooked meals as well. Nothing was better than some chocolate ice cream to top off a wonderful meal.
Jay’s hobbies included swimming, biking, bowling, painting, puzzles, listening to 70’s music, shopping, going to fairs and various festivals and car shows. Jay was an extremely proud man and that included his Sicilian heritage. He loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by many. Jay truly was a friend to all.
He is survived by his father James Piazza; siblings, Rosanne Moldvay (Chuck), Brenda Valponi (Paul) and Marc; loving uncle of 7 and great uncle of 6. He was preceded in death by his mother Marian (Phillips) Piazza.
The family will observe a private burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James Jay Piazza.
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