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Eugene Anthony Lazzari

01/29/1944 — 09/27/2023

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Pittsburgh, PA

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Eugene Anthony Lazzari

In Loving Memory of Senior Chief Eugene “Geno” Anthony Lazzari

On September 27th, 2023, Pittsburgh native, Senior Chief Eugene Anthony Lazzari, peacefully passed away. Affectionately known as ‘Buffy’ by his family, and ‘Geno’ by his friends. He touched the lives of so many, and his memory will forever live in our hearts. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Stella, along with brother, David.  He is survived by the love of his life and faithful sidekick in countless life adventures, Jean-Marie. For forty-one remarkable years, they shared a bond that transcended time. Also survived by sisters, Marlene and Debbie, sons, John, Mike, and KC, daughter, Mara (Rocky) and seven grandchildren. Briana, his first, was the apple of his eye. She opened his heart to a whole new kind of love. Followed by Aaron, Alex, Kellan, Jasmine, Ashley, and Camryn, each adding their unique spark to his life. In his twilight years, Briana (Jake)bestowed upon him the title of great-grandfather, as he welcomed Delilah, Henry, and Sarah into his heart.

A joyful spirit, Geno’s laughter echoed through every room. He was the uplifting presence, and the one who could turn ordinary moments into celebrations. His days in Pine Valley were filled with riding horses alongside Jean-Marie and dear friends, followed by endless games of horseshoes, countless parties, and the formation of lifelong friendships.

Not only was Geno a family man, but he was also a decorated retired Navy Vietnam Veteran, receiving numerous commendations. Geno served his country with honor for twenty-one extraordinary years. His most distinguished duty? Chauffeuring Queen Elizabeth during her 1983 tour of San Diego—an experience he recounted with pride and humility.

Geno’s heart knew no boundaries. His unwavering loyalty to the Pittsburgh Steelers was legendary, and his Italian heritage filled him with pride.  He greeted every stranger with warmth and turned many of them into lifelong friends.  He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

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