Peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, William C. Gazzo, 99 yrs., of Hampton Twp. Beloved husband for 72 years of the late Frances Persichetti Gazzo; father of Patty (Gene) Cutuly of Adams Twp, Wayne (Diane) Gazzo of NV, and the late Billy Gazzo; grandfather of Sean (Becky) Dewey, Ryan (Elissa) Dewey, Chad Dewey, Stephanie (Scott) Durand, Valerie Gazzo, and Megan Gazzo; great grandfather of Gus & Kate Durand, Sean, Ashley, Lane, Kip, and Faith Anne Dewey; brother of the late Carmelo, Frank, Joseph, John, Jenny, Helen, Louise, and Clara. William lived a long, full, and fruitful life approaching his 100th birthday which would have been on August 2, 2021. William loved to build beautiful homes and to garden. He grew bountiful basilica (basil) every year. William or "Wild Bill" taught us all to be a little more honest, a little more confident, to speak our minds, and to be unapologetically ourselves. He had grit, strength, and stamina. His memory will live on through his family and loved ones. May you rest in peace, William Gazzo. You were greatly admired by many. You will be missed, but the memory of you will forever inspire us to be ourselves. You will live on in our hearts. Friends received Thursday, July 29, 2021 1-3 & 6-8 p.m. at Simons Funeral Home, Inc., 7720 Perry Hwy, Pgh, PA 15237. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ursula Church on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Savior Catholic Cemetery.
Published by Simons Funeral Home, Inc. on Jul. 29, 2021.