Clara J. Pito

Clara Jozwiak Pito, 102, of Hopewell, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Anton and Mary A. Fabiszewski Jozwiak; husband, Louis Pito; sisters, Annie Derski, Helen Price, Leona Leslie; brothers, Bernard Jozwiak, Alex Jozwiak, and Anton Jozwiak.

In 1911, Mrs. Pito moved to Prince George County with her family where she would talk about the hard times on the farm and also the fun times she had with her brothers and sisters. During World War II, she worked at Fort Lee in the ordinance department repairing rifles from the front lines. She attended First Christian Church and was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign War.

Mrs. Pito is survived by: her daughter, Mary Frances Pito; numerous nieces; nephews; a devoted friend and caregiver June Parker; and other family; and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, in Appomattox Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Lane, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Madalon Lane Youth Fund, 203 N. 11th Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Hopewell Chapel
820 West Broadway Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-8516

Published in The Progress-Index on May 9, 2013