Pirzynski, Joseph a 65 year resident of Inglewood, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in Inglewood, CA. Born in Slatersville, RI, Joseph was 89 when he died. Joseph was a member of St. John Chrysostom Church and he is survived by his Sons, Bob of Manhattan Beach & Jim Pirzynski of Tuscon, AZ, Sister, Helen Pirzynski and 5 Grandchildren. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 28, 2006, 10:00 A.M. at St. John Chrysostom Church in Inglewood, CA. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Joe at daily Mass in the chapel. He always looked forward to receiving the daily Readings which I would print out for him.His sense of humor was unique. He was a gentleman and Catholic to the core. I will miss him terribly! Joe’s church family shares in your loss! May he rest in peace. Leah Lemelle

  2. To the Family of Joseph Pirzynski, My sincere condolences on Joseph’s passing. I will miss his presence at Mass and will continue to remember him in my prayers. Sincerely, Mary Phillips

  3. May the peace and the love of Christ be with each of you knowing that Joe is with our Lord and Saviour Jesus.May he Bless you all with the Graces that you stand in need of at this time. Love Fawiza

  4. Our sincere condolences go out to Joe’s family. Our prayers are with him and his family. His peaceful spirit, unique sense of humor, and usual, “I’m sober”, greeting will be missed. We feel fortunate to have known Joe. Sincerely, The St. John Chrysostom Rectory Staff

  5. Dear Bob: Sorry for you and your whole family for the loss of your Dad. I remember what a good guy he was and how much he cared for all of your family. My condolences to all. Dick Wheeler

  6. Bob, Jim and Joseph, My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to you and your families. You may or may not remember me – I was probably the little pain in your youths, the one your parents spoiled. In Loving Memory of the “Greatest Godfather Ever” – I have had the honor of knowing Joe my entire life and have only the best of memories to carry with me the rest of my life. My first words, mommy & daddy were quickly followed by Joe and Alice (they both insisted I call them by their first names). To this day I have never met more understanding and compassionate individuals. Joe always had time to lend an ear, and then offer a pearl of wisdom – which always was suspiciously similar to my fathers. It was like he knew what I was going to say and knew what my father would say if I had told him. To me he was the consummate Catholic – like if it were yesterday I remember him winking at me Sunday mornings at mass at St. John’s when I was the Altar Server and he always made sure that he came to my side for Communion! Seeing him at funerals paying his respects to the Parish’s fallen soldiers during the Vietnam War – as an 8 to 12 year old Alter Server this was a difficult time of life he helped me understand and get through. He was one of the greatest individuals in my life, which is exactly what a Godfather should be!!! He is surely with our Lord in Heaven and definitely in a far better place.

  7. Dear Pirzynski family, How we will miss dear Joe at St. John’s! For years and years (I have children approaching 40 who attended St. John School), I remember seeing him so faithfully at early morning Mass, and even before 6:30 Mass, he would be out, wearing his knitted cap for warmth, picking up recycling to make our neighborhood more beautiful, collecting aluminum cans to help the kids. I will miss his jokes and puns especially and his good humor – he was never one to complain. And he was always fiercely independent, insisting on walking whenever and wherever he could. I will always remember how he and his dear Alice used to hold hands wherever they went. (He would joke that they stayed together because they did not like to fight with strangers!) What a beautiful testimony they gave to the faithfulness and grace of true love. He was so proud of his sons and their families, especially the grandchildren. You have all honored him by the way you live, use your resources and talents, and show your care for others. Our Inglewood & St. John community will miss him so much – I pray that he will look down from heaven from time to time and say a prayer for his old neighbors. My heart goes out to all of you who love him so much and who took such wonderful care of him, particularly in these recent years when he has been alone. God bless you and give you comfort. Love, Sue Silva and family

  8. Dear Pirzynski Family, When you can remember the kindness of someone from more than forty years ago, it says a lot about that person. I was fortunate to have known Joe while I attended St. John School until 1960. I remember him as a fine, caring person and am thankful for his presence during my formative years.

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