Albert "Al" J Pyzik

July 31, 2021


A Mass of Christian Burial for Albert J. Pyzik will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 6, 2021 at The Church of St. Edward the Confessor, 785 Newark Granville Rd., Granville with Msgr. Paul P. Enke as celebrant.

Al was born in Lansford, PA to the late Albert S. and Sophie Pyzik. He passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Granville at the age of 72.

A graduate of DeSales University, Al was a chemist and earned his Doctorate in Geochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park. He came to Ohio for employment with Owens Corning and was later an adjunct professor at Denison University and The Ohio State University in Newark.

A member of St. Edwards Church, Al sang in the choir and also with the Denison University Community Choir. He was a sports enthusiast and had a variety of interests which included reading, landscaping, cooking, eating, and working with evolving solar panel technology. He was a dedicated runner training for his 12th marathon. Al will be remembered for his loving nature, intelligence, persistence, patience, and outgoing personality.

Surviving him are his wife of 46 years, Iris; daughter, Lienne; brother, Peter (Carolyn) Pyzik; sister, Ann Louise (Joseph) Colduvell; and his current favorite feline, Ash.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville. MASKS REQUIRED. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edwards Church, DeSales University, or Denison University.

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Calling Hours
August 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home
133 South Prospect Street, P.O. Box 185
Granville, OH 43023

Mass of Christian Burial
August 6, 2021

10:00 AM
Church of St. Edward the Confessor
785 Newark Granville Road
Granville, OH 43023


The Church of St. Edward the Confessor
785 Newark Granville Road, Granville OH 43023

Denison University
100 W. College Street, Granville OH 43023

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley PA 18034

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