Mike and Tom Pizula
Tom was born on 07 October 1949, and died in November 1982.
 

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Stephanie Elwell Mulroony on August 21, 2018 at 2:46 PM said:

Tommy Pizula, so cute! I had a big big crush on him, and he was always simply fun to talk to. I remember him with real fondness.
Jeff Nix '67 on May 11, 2017 at 11:14 AM said:

Tom was a good friend and I was shocked to hear of his passing. RIP, Tom...and thanks for being my friend.
Rich Posey, '67 on July 16, 2010 at 3:06 PM said:

TOM AND I USED TO GO DEEP SEA FISHING IN HIS BOSTON WHALER. WE'D DRINK TOO MUCH BEER BUT CAUGHT A BOAT LOAD OF FISH AND HAD GREAT TIMES. HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND. I WAS FORTUNATE TO GO TO THE RIVER WITH HIS FAMILY AND HIS DAD MILO,MIKE TOMMY AND I WOULD GET ON THEIR HOUSEBOAT ON LAKE HAVASU AND GO SPEAR FISHING FOR CARP...GREAT TIMES-THE WHOLE PIZULA FAMILY WAS AWESOME............
Jim Crawford, '63 on July 15, 2010 at 5:33 PM said:

Paul, I knew both of the Pizula bros. in high school. Both were great guys....Mike conned me into working on his car while I was working at a auto reconditioning company while i was in high school.

We were working on his car after hours without the ok from the owner of the business .... and he was a great guy too, but I didn't want to do Mike's car ,but he was a good friend and I didn't want to disappoint him either. Decisions made with poor judgment... oh well, that's some of the greatest lessons learned.

The owner happened to be driving by in the evening and pulls up and asks Mike who he was. [I was in the shop making up a batch of body filler]. Mike says he's a friend of mine and I'm working on his car.

Jack, the shop's owner comes and finds me and says "What's up, Jimmy?" You know the rules around here... no working on friend's cars... clean up and I guess I'll have to fire you."

I say yeah, I know the rules. We'll clean up and I'll pay you for all the supplies we used. You can just take it out of my paycheck.

Mike tells Jack, "It was all his fault. Please don't fire Jimmy." ,

But Jack says rules are rules and that I knew ahead of time that I was breaking them.

Oh that was a night all right....I felt like I had really let my boss down a whole bunch.... he had the highest trust in me , and had always let me stay late and work for the shop, and on my car also... a sweet ' 29 model a coupe with a dropped front axle and a mirror jet black paint job.

Well, you know it, we cleaned locked up and Mike told me how sorry he was that I got fired because of him.

Story not over! I took the keys by Jack's house and his wife Wilma (Nothing to do with the Flintstones) must have talked to him . She was like a second mom to me, and she always came out to the shop and we would talk for a few minutes when she was at the shop.... she was the greatest!

Again I told Jack and Wilma how sorry I was for the deception and breaking the rules, and I asked if they would give me a second chance to prove to them that I was trustworthy .

They said that they had talked it over, and that they would ,but no messing up from now on.

Man was i on Cloud 9 from being in the dumps.

Pizula was really thankful that I didn't lose my job, and we didn't do any more "moonlighting " at the shop any more. We finished up his car at my house.

Good lesson learned ,and good memories of a really great friend. I pole vaulted with Tommy during track season, and played football with Mike and Tom my during football season...great guys indeed!!!
Richard Graves, Class of 62 on July 10, 2010 at 4:20 PM said:

Mike and i played Football for Sunny Hills, he was a good tackle and a good friend.

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