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Robert G. "Bob" Vizyak

February 9, 1941 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 80)

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Robert G. “Bob” Vizyak, 80, of Chippewa Twp., died Saturday, November 20, 2021 in Heritage Valley, Beaver.

Born February 9,1941 in Avella PA, he was the son of the John P. and Caroline (Tomasco) Vizyak. A veteran of the U.S. Army's 54th Combat Engineer Battalion and stationed in Germany.  Bob graduated from Community College of Beaver County and then enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police on September 9, 1963.  Bob went on to graduate from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and spent most of his career as part of the Criminal Investigative Unit for Troop D Beaver.  He later spent time with the Fire Marshal Unit and retired from service on January 7, 1997.  He also served as Commander for the Beaver County Sheriff's Office for a short time.  He was a member of the Brady Paul F.O.P. Memorial Lodge #54.  In his free time, he was an avid swimmer, enjoyed gardening, and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carole L. (Massine) Vizyak; a daughter, Lori Ann Vizyak; a son, Darren Robert and daughter in law  Emily Vizyak; two grandchildren, Eric and Peyton Vizyak; two brothers, Randy (Margaret) Vizyak and Joseph (Lindy) Vizyak; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, John, and John “Butch” Vizyak; and sisters Barbara (Douty) and Maryann Vizyak.

Friends will be received on Friday from 2pm until the time of a blessing service at 5pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home- 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp. www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  Fr. John Naugle will officiate.

Interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Bob’s name to either the Beaver County YMCA Empty Bowls Program- 2236 Third Ave., New Brighton PA 15066 or to the Lawrence County Autism Warriors- 429 Landau Dr. Pulaski, PA 16143 Please make checks payable to Community Foundation with note on the memo line "For Autism Warriors". 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
117 Blackhawk Rd
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Blessing
Friday
November 26, 2021

5:00 PM
Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
117 Blackhawk Rd
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Donations

Beaver County YMCA
2236 Third Avenue, New Brighton PA 15066
Web: https://beavercountyymca.org/about-us/donate-now/

Indicate that the contribution is to be used for the Empty Bowls Program.

Lawrence Co. Autism Warriors
429 Landau Drive, Pulaski PA 16143

Make Checks payable to - Community Foundation
On the memo line indicate "for Autism Warriors"

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