MOUNT VERNON — Peter Bertoia, 74, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. He was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Romolo and Thelma (Marchi) Bertoia. Peter was preceded in death by his parents Romolo and Thelma (Marchi) Bertoia and a son, Dana William Parker.

Peter is survived by his wife, Beverly (Daly) Bertoia of 42 years; his sister, Louise (Jim) Gates of Chicago, Illinois; his children, Dirk Parker, Drew (Tammy) Parker, Dean (Teri) Parker, Donn (Shelly) Parker and Dene (Daniel) Slusser; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Linden McKinley High School and attended O.S.U. He was co-founder and co-owner of Dirko’s Pizza for 37 years. Peter excelled in bowling and enjoyed fishing, golf and gardening. He liked going to Scioto Downs and loved spending time at his getaway home in Largo, Florida.

Peter put up a courageous fight against cancer for over five years.

Friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1-5 p.m., at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, beginning at 11 a.m. Bryan Hetterscheidt will be officiating and burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Peter’s name may be made to St. Jude Hospital at

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Peter Bertoia.


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