Lorenzo A. Sulpizio, 81, of 1327 Westwood Drive, Lorain, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2013, in The Commons of Providence, Sandusky following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 11, 1931, in Lorain and was a 1949 graduate of Lorain High School. Lorenzo was employed for 46 years at Kobe Steel (formerly U.S. Steel), retiring in 1996. He also was the owner of Al’s Landscaping in Lorain.
He was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter, Lorain; member and past president of the Lorain High School Athletic Booster Club; and past officer of his local union.
He is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Tim) Lee, of Lake Orion, Mich., Patti (Ron) Leech, of Sandusky, and Diane (Jerry) Queen, of Crestwood, Ky.; 13 grandchildren, David (Karen) Lee, Elizabeth (Jon) DeSalvo, Terese (Mark) Galinas, Taryn (A.J.) Mathewson, Ryan (Brittney) Leech, Chad (Stephanie) Queen, Lindsay (Brendon Plack) Lee, Todd (Alexis) Leech, Erin (Ryan) Wrobleski, Rebecca (Michael) Criswell, Kristen (Chris) Moran, Katelyn (Josh) Mellick and Timothy (Kerry) Lee; 16 great-grandchildren; one special nephew, Edward Repko, of Lorain; one brother-in-law, Raymond Kucharik; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna G. Sulpizio in 2010; one granddaughter, Allison Ann Lee; his parents, John and Julia (Scalzetti) Sulpizio; two brothers, Gabriel (Martha) Sulpizio and Albert (Virginia) Sulpizio; four sisters, Carmella (Antone) Truskot, Virginia (Raymond) Milton, Rita Kucharik and Palma (Charles) Repko; and one nephew,John Kucharik.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Catholic Church of St. Peter, 3501 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. The Rev. Craig Hovance will officiate. Private family committal services will be at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
Memorial contributions may be made to Commons of Providence, 5000 Providence Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the Catholic Church of St. Peter.
Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.