Michelle Rizzi


Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | April 22, 2024

Michelle A. Rizzi, 43, of Dover, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully Thursday, April 18, after a swift, fierce battle with gastric cancer.

Michelle is survived by her loving wife, Amanda Rizzi, and their 4-year-old daughter, Emma. She also leaves behind an extended family of near-lifelong best friends who became her sisters, complete with nieces and nephews, in the Pittsburgh area.

Loyalty and dedication can’t begin to describe Michelle’s perspective on family life. She enjoyed every moment as a parent and she devoted her life to Amanda and Emma. As she approached the unimaginable, Michelle did not waver in her fight to stay here with those she loved … before heading back to the Milky Way. The only thing she died mad about was the ending of Game of Thrones.

Before settling down to build a life with Amanda, Michelle always met her quota. She was the world’s best road-trip companion. She loved being behind the wheel for sing-along drives, dealing with irrational women, and putting Old Bay seasoning on absolutely everything. And she always believed the Ravens were the better team.

Michelle is a 1999 graduate of Holly Grove Christian School in Westover, Maryland. She attended Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoyed a 17-year career with Rite Aid Corp.

Family and friends will be received at Etzweiler-Koller Funeral Home, Inc. 2000 West Market St, York Pennsylvania, on Tuesday April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm. An informal service and time of sharing will begin after the viewing at 1:00 pm.

Originally published April 22, 2024.

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