Former Deep-Sea Divers dies at the age of 95.

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Avid Lodovico Death – Obituary – Cause of Death : Avid Lodovico 95, was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy on October 12, 1925 and passed away on February 20, 2021.

Avid Lodovico was a young man when his family moved to Ortiporio on the island of Corsica, in France. Growing up his father, Alessio, and brother, Luigi, raise pigs and develop recipes that would one day become the foundation for their family business, Parma Sausage in the Strip District. Lodovico and his family fled Corsica and returned to Italy after World War II broke out. he joined the Italian resistance movement and their fight against fascism as a teenager. he and his brother found jobs as deep-sea divers for a salvaging company in Genoa.

He later moved to Cismon del Grappa to work with his uncle. In 1954, while there in Cismon, he met the love of his life, Mary Rizzon, an Italian American visiting town on vacation with her family. Mary and Lodovico were married at a church in Arsiè just after three-week courtship. The two honeymooned around Northern Italy, taking photographs of one another in black and white film that would sit, untouched, for over sixty years. Their grandson would later discover the undeveloped film and get the photographs developed.

Their grandson later discovered the undeveloped film and gets the photographs developed, a time capsule of their whirlwind romance – two newlyweds grinning on the beach and posing for one another in front of fountains and mountains. Their whole lives ahead of them – three children, fifteen grandchildren, 66 years of marriage. After their honeymoon, they embarked on this new life in Pittsburgh.

Lodovico decided to pursue his passion as an auto mechanic. An avid outdoorsman, Lodovico often described the year he moved his family to Vermont as “the best year of his life,” a year he spent hunting and fishing until sundown. he loved good food and drink and telling stories, and his family above all. At holiday dinners, he would sit at the head of the table, his wife, three children, and fifteen grandchildren seated alongside him, and declare in his warm Italian accent that “it’s just nice to all be together.” And it was. he will be remembered through countless stories of his adventurous and remarkable life.

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks and appreciation to the staff at Asbury Heights, Evergreen unit, for their remarkable and tender care. Visitation and burial will be private to the family only. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on WEDNESDAY, February 24, 2021, in St. Michael the Archangel Parish, St. Bernard Church at 10:00 a.m. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), Scott Twp., 15220. www.slaterfuneral.com