David F. “Mitzi” Moritza

David F. “Mitzi” Moritza, 65, passed away at Quality Life Services New Castle on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Born in Ellwood City on November 3, 1955, Mitzi was the son of the late David and Rose Genivia Moritza.  A 1973 graduate of Lincoln High School, he participated in the school’s initial wrestling program.  He also participated in many local arm-wrestling contests.  Mitzi retired as a custodian from the Seneca Valley School District.  A lifelong fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, he also loved the Baltimore Colts and Boston Celtics.  Mitzi played church league softball for St. Agatha for many years.

Mitzi is survived by two sisters, Linda (Denny) McCullough and Debbie (Richard) Rouse, a brother-in-law, Robert Blaine, all of Ellwood City, a nephew, Michael (Kelly) McCullough, five nieces; Michelle (Gene) Pelissier, Becky (Jack) D’Addio, Emily (Craig) Mills, Lori (Mathew) Harrison and Kelly Blaine and his devoted lifetime friend, Mike (Lori) Jeannette.

In addition to his parents, Mitzi was preceded in death by a sister, LuAnn Blaine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 28th at 10:00 AM with Fr. Mark Thomas of Holy Redeemer Church, celebrant.  Interment will take place in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.


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