Peter C. Dozzi
1930 - 2017
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Peter C. Dozzi, of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born April 7, 1930, son of Eugenio "Eugene" Dozzi and Vincenza "Jenny" (DiLucchio) Dozzi. Born and raised in the Lincoln/Lemington/Larimer section of East Liberty, Pete, the son of immigrant parents, after graduating from Penn Hills High School, was the first in his family to graduate from college, attending the University of Pittsburgh and earning a degree in civil engineering. When asked why he chose Pitt, his answer was "because that's where the streetcar went." After graduation, he landed a job at the Pennsylvania Railroad but within six months was drafted into the Army to serve in the Korean War. Upon his return, he went to work for Branna Construction, where his father also worked as a carpenter superintendent. Due to broken promises, he left Branna in 1957 to start his own firm, Jendoco Construction, which stands for the JENny DOzzi COmpany in honor of his mother, who passed when he was a young teenager. Starting from very humble beginnings in the basement of his father's house, Pete grew the company to be one of the premier general contracting firms in the Pittsburgh region. Some of the major projects completed are Winchester-Thurston, Trimont, Pitt's School of Law, Forbes Regional Hospital (Monroeville), Water Works, South Side Works/Cinema/Offices/Town Square, Lemont restaurant, Beaver County Courthouse, Brashear High School, Verizon (numerous locations), Temple Sinai, Tree of Life, Jewish Community Center, Beth Shalom, Rodef Shalom, Geneva College Reeves Field and Mall, St. Vincent College Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion, Duquesne University Power Center, Carnegie Mellon University Scott Hall/Dougherty Hall/Warner Plaza, Calvary Episcopal Church restorations, Carnegie Museum Dinosaur Hall, Heinz History Center and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Pete was proud of his long-term relationships with repeat clients such as Haskell Furniture, Pennex Products and many of the organizations listed above. Another source of pride was the opportunity to work with the many craftsmen employed by the company for the past 60 years through today. These dedicated and skilled men and women were and are a critical part of Jendoco's success. Pete also built a number of successful real estate companies, developing industrial, office, retail and multi-tenant residential properties throughout Western Pennsylvania. He served on the board of the Master Builders Association (MBA) from 1966-98, as president from 1974-76 and as the Labor Committee chairman from 1968-74, then re-joining the committee in 1977. He was president of Churchill Valley Country Club from 1975-78, a member of Old Collier Golf Club, and a member of the former BSNI on Nelson Street. He also created a charitable foundation to fund educational opportunities for disadvantaged students from the Pittsburgh region. He was an active and outgoing man throughout his life, enjoying golf, skiing (through his 80s), fishing trips in Canada and extensive travel where he loved discovering the unique attributes of different countries and cultures. He was well known for his ability to tell stories and have a joke or clever quip for almost every situation, and he could entertain his friends and family for hours with funny and heartfelt antidotes. He enjoyed being around a table with those he loved, sharing each other's company along with a good glass of wine and celebrating life. He is survived by his wife, Terry (Manley) Dozzi; daughter, Petrina Lloyd (Bob); son, Domenic; grandchildren, Bill and Jim Lloyd, Daina Gigliotti, and Marta, Elsa and Paul Dozzi; his sister, Marguerite Iole; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Lloyd, and a brother, Gene Dozzi. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Georgiadis for his compassionate care.
The family of Peter C. Dozzi invites you to join them at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Duquesne University Power Center (Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom), 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282, for a memorial celebration and luncheon. Brief remarks will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Please confirm your attendance by email to
At Pete's request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Henry "Bud" Rossi Endowed Scholarship Fund at Duquesne University, Attention: James Miller, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Arrangements were made by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., Oakmont.

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Published in Triblive Online Only from Apr. 14 to Apr. 23, 2017.
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May 11, 2017
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May 9, 2017
I'M sending my condolences to the family. Hope all can find some comfort and peace. PJJ
May 9, 2017
Peter was loved by all. The Dozzi family have our deepest sympathy. Treasure all the wonderful memories of him.
May 3, 2017
annabelle powell
May 3, 2017
I recall being the "first African-American Female" hired by Mr. Peter Dozzi and Mrs. Pearl Lazarus to the company in 1971. I was received as family, until I retired in November - 1987.
I will always remember his sense of humor, when I felt, "the only one aboard."
I was hired as the receptionist.
He was a man of great strength.
Annabelle Powell
April 25, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. Psalms 55 : 22.
April 24, 2017
Dear,Terry,Trina and Dom;
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father.Thank you for the in roads,aEarlier in our pursuits in bussiness.Pete always had a kind word and good old world advice,and of course we will never forget the smile he had in his EXCALIBER.May he rest in peace and prayers to all of you.
Sincerely,Nat,Joe,Mike Mastro.
April 22, 2017
May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time. Psalms 29: 11 -
April 22, 2017
Trina & Dom:

I was saddened to hear about your Dad. You were blessed to have him as a Father and I was blessed to have once had him as my boss. He was truly a great man! The beauty of memory is that we hold it in our hearts forever!
Sandy Cefola Montini
April 20, 2017
I'm a big fan of Pete Dozzi. RIP my friend.
Chip Ganassi
April 19, 2017
Pete, Ted DiLucchio, Ed Bertha, Bob Sharp and I were Penn High School buddies. I moved away from Pittsburgh in 1960 and lost touch. But I attended our 40th, 50th and 60th reunions and got reacquainted and reminisced. Sorry to lose my buddies. My prayers are with Pete and his family. Leonard DiLiberto.
Leonard DiLibertro
April 19, 2017
To the Dozzi/Iole Family,

My heartfelt sympathy for the passing of your Father/brother/uncle...I remember his smile, laughter and generosity as we gathered as children in the Oakmont home. What a life well lived...a man who gave back and then some. May you be comforted in knowing how much he contributed and was loved,

Rosemarie Perla
Rosemarie Perla
April 18, 2017
Please find comfort from God's word during this time. Psalms 145:18,19
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April 17, 2017
Terry, Domenic & Trina - I am so, so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working for Pete for many years. He was one of the strongest, kindest men I have ever known. It sincerely was my pleasure to have know him. I will carry many memories of him with me. He touched so many lives. You have my deepest sympathy.
Ruth Mazza Parrish
April 16, 2017
Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14 Lima Ohio
April 15, 2017
Trina- So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Prayers and blessing to your family.
Tom G
April 14, 2017
I remember the day my husband, Ross, introduced me to Pete. He told me jokes, he picked my brain and made me feel welcome. I will treasure the jokes, the travels and the countless dinners. But, most of all, I will treasure his friendship. Terry, Trina and Dom, find comfort in knowing what an amazing human being your husband and father was. Sending love,
Nancy Molinaro
April 14, 2017
Dear Terry and Trina
I just learned of the passing of your husband/father today. I am so very sorry. Please know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you peace in this very difficult time.
Pamela Stepanian
April 14, 2017
Dear Terry,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Pete was a very special part of our lives and we will always cherish those memories. Much love and heartfelt condolences...

Bill, Renee and Dillon
Renee Dozzi Landman
April 14, 2017
Terry, I was so so sorry to hear about Pete. He was such a fine man, who loved his family. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Ben Elisco
April 14, 2017
Terry, Trina and Dominic,

What an honor and privilege it was to have known your father. He was a kind, caring, loving and generous man- those who knew him were blessed.

I will always hold his generosity to me and my family close to my heart forever.

His legacy will live on through your entire family and all who knew him.

My Deepest Sympathy,

Suzie (Dyson) Cataldi
Susan Cataldi
April 14, 2017
To the Dozzi family,
Our sincere condolences. We will always remember the great times we shared at the club. What a wonderful life!
The staff and members of The Old Collier Golf Club
April 14, 2017
Many great memories of a life well lived.
April 14, 2017
Pete...It was an honor and a pleasure to have known you. I have fond memories.

Dom & condolences...your father will be dearly missed by many.

Vince Siciliano
April 14, 2017
Pete...It was an honor and a pleasure to have known you. I have fond memories.

Dom & condolences...your father will be dearly missed by many.
April 14, 2017
Terry, Domenic, Trina and Families

I have the fondest memories of this man and so proud to say that I was able to work for him for a short time.

Such a special family and you are all a direct tribute to what kind of man he was. He will truly be missed.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Denise Plunkard
April 14, 2017
Terry,Trina and Dom
He was a great man, and we were so blessed to have such a special friend.
We loved him dearly.
He will be remembered always.
Thank you for sharing this this
gentle man with us.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dwight & Kathy Kuhn
April 14, 2017
Trina and Dom,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a compassionate and loving person to so many. I always admired him as our family matriarch and looked forward to spending time with him at family gatherings. His gentle voice and charisma were captivating to me and I will forever cherish all the fond memories we had together as a family. Much love and sincere condolences to you and all my cousins through this very sad time...
Renee Dozzi Landman
April 14, 2017
With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, give you peace and provide much comfort for you during this difficult time. Matthew 21:22
April 14, 2017
le più sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia da Maniago (Friuli-Italia ) vi siamo vicini nel dolore ----Rosanna e Gianni
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