Norma R. Pizza, 91, of 7294 Co. Rd. 20, Friendship, died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY. following a lengthy illness. Born December 20, 1927 in Wellsville, she was the daughter of William H. and Ruth R. Johnson Kruger. On November 29, 1949 in Belmont, she married Gino Pizza who died January 5, 1995.
Norma had resided most of her life in Friendship and was a graduate of Friendship Central School, class of 1946. After school, she did housekeeping in the Friendship area. She also was a clerk at the Friendship Market Basket for a short time and waitressed at the Friendship Diner. Later she was a ticket seller at the Friendship Movie theater. From 1946 until 1949 she was a supervisor at Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba.
After her marriage to Gino, she and her husband moved to Long Island, NY. In 1952 they located in Chicago and in 1964 she was hired at Sears and Roebuck and Co. there as a merchandiser, working there until her retirement in 1987. At that time she and her husband came back to Friendship where she became director of the Friendship Library several years. Leaving the library for a time, she returned in the late 90ís coming back as a clerk.
Norma enjoyed reading, eating in various restaurants with her friends, gardening. She especially loved being with her friends.
She was a past member of St Andrews Episcopal Church in Friendship, member of the Moose Club in Chicago, member of the Friendship American Legion Post # 1168 ladies auxiliary, member of the Musical Literary Club, a member of the Garden Club of Friendship, member of The Red Hat organization and a member of the Maple Grove Cemetery Board.
Surviving are two sons, Tom (Inga) Pizza of Marango, IL and Tim (Aimee) Pizza of Bridgeview, IL; a daughter in law, Elaine Pizza of NH; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and a niece, Andrea (Terry) Glass of Hickory, NC.
Norma was predeceased by a son, David Pizza and a sister, Betty Sue Compton.
There will be no visitations. A private graveside service will be held for family members at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Treusdell Funeral home, Friendship. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donorís choice.