Peter Lazzara
1923 - 2021
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Peter Lazzara

York - Pietro (Peter) Lazzara, 97, entered into eternal rest peacefully at home, with his family, on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. He was the husband of the late Serafina (Arcuri) Lazzara for 64 years. Peter was born on May 24, 1923 in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, a son of the late Tommaso and Clementina (Fede) Lazzara.

In 1949, Peter emigrated to Hoboken, NJ. He utilized his cabinet making skills and hand crafted custom headboards in Midtown Manhattan. In 1953, he relocated with his family to York, PA and worked at Pennsylvania Furniture Company until 1961. He was employed by Cole Steel - Litton Industries until his retirement. Peter realized his "American Dream" when he owned and operated "Lazzara Furniture Store" in West York, together with his wife. In 1985 he opened the original "Quick 6 Beer & Food" carry out store next to his furniture business.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Sons of Italy. Peter is survived by his children Tina Lazzara Spagnola and her husband Michael Spagnola of York, and Thomas Peter Lazzara also of York; grandchildren Analisa Spagnola (Marquis Thomlinson), Philip Spagnola and his wife Anna (Sweeney) Spagnola, Peter Lazzara, and Nicholas Lazzara; nieces and nephews and extended family in York, New Jersey, Montreal and Sicily. He was preceded in death by his sister Anna (Lazzara) Noto and his brother Giuseppe Lazzara.

Private Funeral Services with a Mass of Christian Burial will held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in York, and available to be viewed live on the church's

website on Friday, April 9 at 11AM at or by clicking here. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., York, is assisting with the arrangements.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in York Daily Record from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
Tom and family
My heart and prayers go out to all of you. I've known your dad for a long time he was such a kind soul. Always ask how you where doing always had something nice to say about everyone. He will be missed a lot. Will miss him stopping by to say hi. May he test in peace.
Gina Collins
April 9, 2021
Tom and Tina,
Your father meant so much to so many. I will never forget meeting him for the first time while accompanying my Uncle Ray on a sales visit to his store, I was 12 years old. Your father was so kind and caring. He had a wonderful way of being present, wanting to know how you were, how you felt. I could not have known then that his son would be my dearest friend in life. Your father and your family are a gift to me and all that know you. There is no greater tribute one can bestow on their Father, being a gift to others.

God Bless you.
Chris McGowan
April 9, 2021
Tina and Tom,
What a wonderful man your sweet father was. My late father, Ray Renoll was a friend of his and helped him with many projects (including remodeling the Quick Six).
Treasure your fond memories of your dear father- he was truly a gift to many.
Hugs and prayers for you and your families.
Hope (Renoll) Boeckel
Hope Boeckel
April 9, 2021
Ciao caro zio Pietro, ci mancherai tantissimo. Purtroppo la lontananza non ci permetteva di vederci spesso, ma ogni volta che ci riuscivamo era una grande festa. Sapevi Allietarci con le tue storie, rimembranze dei tuoi anni verdi e con le metafore sul senso della vita. Riuscivi a farmi ridere quando mi dedicarvi la tua canzone preferita che portava il mio nome. Ai tuoi amati figli e ai nipoti tutti, inviamo un abbraccio grande, e un augurio di poterci abbracciare di presenza molto presto. I nipoti Maria, Tommaso e Gaspare
Maria e Tommaso
April 9, 2021
Ti porteremo sempre nel cuore! Eri uno zio affettuoso, empatico, simpatico e sincero. Ci mancherai tantissimo. Un abbraccio ai figli e a tutti i nipoti tanto amati. I tuoi nipoti Tommaso, Maria e Gaspare
Maria e Tommaso Noto
April 8, 2021
Tom & Tina,
I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Dad. Tom I used to see you walking him slowly down to communion at St. Joe & I was moved by your respect & love for him. When I told Art your Father had passed on Easter Sunday, he said “it doesn’t get any better than that.” Your Dad has broken the chains of death & is now seeing the magnificent glory of God! Alleluia.
Barb Full
Barb Full
April 8, 2021
Pete was always genuinely interested in how we were doing. He always wanted to know if i had my TOOL BOX. Always ready to fix something. Pete, may you rest in peace, as you use your "tool box" to help fix things in heaven.
Nicholas spagnola
April 8, 2021
Tina and Tom
We are saddened to hear the news. Especially my dad as he recalled the great times and stories they told together as best friends in Sicily and working at cole steel. We have fond memories of his caring, loving kindness . We will miss him and his laughter. You were blessed to have him as a father.
Peace to you all.
Sara (Falci) Raffensberger
Nino Falci
April 8, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
April 8, 2021
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Tom and Carolyn
April 8, 2021
Sending lots of love to you and your family during this time. I’ll never forget how Nannu would always check-in on Rob and I (& our “bambino’s”). Even though we were miles apart he always made us feel loved. He will be missed and cherish in our hearts forever.
Cara & Robert Goodlett
April 8, 2021
April 8th, 2021

Dear Tina and Tom:

We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear dad and our uncle. I will remember all the good laughs we had altogether with his stories of long ago. Its too bad we couldn't be there with you due to covid. He is probably reunited with the family and having a great time. May he rest in eternal peace. A life well lived.
Dina and Joseph Ciliberto and family
April 8, 2021
Rest in Peace my sweet Nannu. You were the best grandfather and best friend anyone could ever ask for. You taught me so many things, most importantly the value of family. I will miss spending each and every day together. You were truly one of a kind, my hero forever. You will be dearly missed by everyone who ever had the honor of knowing you. I love you forever.
Analisa Spagnola
April 7, 2021
Tina & Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I knew your family had the furniture store, but I didn’t know that you had Quick 6. My husband would stop in there when we were in town. I enjoyed your Spanish classes & catching up with you years later when I worked at Bon-Ton. Your family is in my prayers.
Jeanette (Kiger) Rosenberger
April 7, 2021
Dear Tina, Mike, Tommy & family-We will miss Pete & his humor & his Sicilian mannerisms.He was always fun & entertaining @ the farm & Christmas gatherings. You all took such great care of him.We enjoyed running into him while he walked the neighborhood.May God bless you as you say goodbye.We will be with you in spirit & watch the services from St Joes.
All our love,
Kathy & Nick Spagnola
Nick & Kathy Spagnola
April 7, 2021
It was an honor to have met such a worldly man. Good rest his soul.

We are sending our prayers to Tom and his boys Peter and Nico.
Stew & Lindi Ives
April 7, 2021
In 1966 I bought a beautiful bedroom suite from Mr. and Mrs. Lazzara at their furniture store. They trusted me a 16, year old girl to make payments on a bedroom suite, and I still have and use that bedroom suite everyday. They were great people. RIP Mr. Lazzara.
Barbara Hartman Deardorff
April 7, 2021
Mr. Lazzara was an inspiration to all who knew him. His warm smile, zest for life, and devotion to family set an example for all to follow. It was a blessing and honor to have him in my life.
John Stoltz
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