POLAND – Carl C. Chuirazzi, 92, died on Saturday April 16, 2022 at his home with his loving wife Annette by his side.
Carl was born in Niles on March 12, 1930 to Nicola and Antoinette Pela Chuirazzi.
He graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1948 and served as its senior class president. He continued his education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1951 with a degree in interior design. When Carl joined the army in July 1951, military service followed. Carl was commissioned as a second lieutenant and trained in field radio repair and served at Fort Knox until 1953.
As a well-known interior architect and designer in the region, Carl combined a keen eye for design and current trends with a genuine interest in his clients’ lifestyles and office workspaces. He began his career in 1953 with the Strouss-Hirshberg Company. During his 42-year career, Carl enjoyed working with Tony Amendolara Associates, Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation and James & Weaver. He retired in 1995 and continued to work from home until he was 80. Family members and friends still enjoy his wonderful and innovative ideas in their homes as a testament to his talent.
Carl was known as a perfect host, event planner and traveler. He and Annette filled their home with a constant rotation of family, friends, and even friends of friends. You were always guaranteed excellent food and good company, with Carl supervising everything and asking if you needed anything “a cold drink.” Was he planning the next one? “Italian Club” Dinner menu and activity, a short sightseeing day trip, a European excursion or a “Casino Night” New Year’s Eve party for his grandchildren, Carl always looked forward to the next new experience.
In rare quiet moments, he enjoyed listening to books on cassette, leafing through architecture and design magazines, and watching documentaries, travelogues and British comedy shows. He also enjoyed playing golf and gardening.
Nothing made Carl happier than spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Annette DeGaetano Chuirazzi, whom he married on September 29, 1962. He leaves three children, Dr. Christopher C. Chuirazzi and his wife Mary of Cortland; dr David M. Chuirazzi and wife Stephanie of Pittsburgh, and Carla M. Wise and her husband Dan of Powell. He also leaves behind eight loving grandchildren and his pride, Dr. William C. Chuirazzi and his wife Allison of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sara M. Chuirazzi and her fiance Kyle Pressley of Lakewood, Catherine C. Chuirazzi and her fiance David Vine of Washington, DC, Stephen C. Chuirazzi of New York, Andrew D Chuirazzi and Mark A. Chuirazzi, both of College Park, Pennsylvania, Adam D. Wise of Chicago, Illinois, and Jenna T. Wise of Oxford.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Rocco and Teresa DeGaetano; and his siblings Mary, John, Eleanor, Joe and Lou. He is survived by his brother Nick.
Carl was buried in a private ceremony on Friday April 22, 2022.
The family is soliciting donations on Carl’s behalf to The Rich Center for Autism, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555.
Preparations were made by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.