Donald L. Rizzo of St. Louis Mo. passed away from a long battle with heart disease on November 17, 2022 at the age of 73. Born January 3, 1949 in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Rizzo spent his early life growing up on “The Hill” an area he loved and was proud to be from. He made life long memories and friendships attending St. Ambrose grade school playing soccer and working at area restaurants. Later on in his life he went on to own several businesses the most successful one being Rizzo’s South County. He along with his brother Mike have run the restaurant at 4460 Lemay Ferry Rd. for 35 years where he became a valuable business man and part of the community in SOCO. He was a strong defender of his employees and their success.
He was a passionate fan of Cardinal baseball, Blues hockey and golf.
He is preceded in death by his Father John Rizzo and Mother Helen Rizzo. Loving father to Devra Brandon (Steve). A proud grandfather to Garrett Brandon and Lucas Brandon, loving sibling to Debbie Rizzo, Michael Rizzo, and John Rizzo. Uncle to Michael Rizzo Jr (Elecia). and Sarah Rizzo. Loyal friend to so many, and so loved by his employees.
Visitation: Friday November 25th 4:00 -8:00 at Kutis Funeral Home 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis MO. 63129
Mass: Saturday November 26th 10:00 AM St. Ambrose Catholic Church 5130 Wilson Ave. St. louis MO. 63110
In lieu of flowers and Mr. Rizzo’s love for children, donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a donation to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.