Angelo Chiazza, pizza shop owner

Angelo C. Chiazza, the retired owner of a Baltimore County pizza restaurant, died of congestive heart failure March 17 at his daughter's home in Bel Air. He was 88.

Born in Wheeling, W.Va., he moved to Baltimore in 1954 and lived on Todd Avenue in Gardenville. Mr. Chiazza , a certified public accountant, became a Mars supermarket manager and was assigned to its Dundalk store.

In 1965, he decided to open his own business and founded Angelo's Pizza on York Road in Towson near the old Hutzler's department store. He later moved the business to Cockeysville. He retired and sold the business nearly 25 years ago.

"He worked long hours, beginning with breakfast at 5 a.m.," said his daughter, Tony Chiazza DiBlasi of Bel Air. "The workers from Noxell would come in before they went to work. He stayed open until 2 a.m., too. He was a very hard worker."

Mr. Chiazza enjoyed fishing for largemouth bass. He also played golf.

His wife of 22 years, the former Madelyn Jane Witt, died in 1994. She had assisted him in the business.

Services are private.

He is also survived by a son, Angelo Charles "Buzz" Chiazza Jr. of Cockeysville, who also worked at the pizza restaurant.

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