Following the death, on March 4, 2017, of Nick Pietrocola ‘54 the scholarship previously named the Joanna Pietrocola Scholarship was renamed, at the wishes of Nick & his family, the Pietrocola Family Scholarship. This scholarship will continue to be awarded yearly to a graduating senior(s) in memory of both Nick & his sister Joanna ‘48 and any additional family members upon their passing.
During his career Nick worked primarily for the Henschen Motor Company, retiring as Sales Manager. After retirement, Nick shifted ‘one block south’ to be a greeter at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.
Nick was the ‘man about town’ for over sixty years. He belonged to everything and knew everyone! Nick’s affiliations included past presidencies’ in the Alliance Kiwanis Club, Carnation Festival Board, & the former Alliance Athletic Booster Club. He was an active life-long member serving as an officer of the Christopher Columbus Society, an active life-long member serving as a past Grand Knight & Faithful Navigator of the Alliance Knights of Columbus, & a life-long member of the BPO Elks Lodge #467. He was a former member of the Alliance City School Board, an active member of Regina Coeli Church, the Aviator Sports Boosters, & the Alliance Area Senior Center where he was a member of the board of trustees. He was also a member of the Friends of Rodman Library, Alliance Historical Society, Castle Crusaders, & the Carnation Auto Classics Car Club. Nick was an avid fan of Cleveland professional sports teams, the Mount Union Purple Raiders, & the Alliance Aviators! He enjoyed traveling to Walt Disney World yearly with his family!
Nick is survived by his wife of sixty years, Josephine Rich Pietrocola ‘54, daughter Stephanie ’83 (Craig) Unckrich and two grandsons, Corey Unckrich ’08, & Michael Unckrich ’14.
Nick R Pietrocola (died 03/04/2017)