Eric Lee Piazza, age 51, of Angola, fell asleep in the Lord Jesus on June 18, 2019 at his home in Angola. Eric was born on May 19, 1968 in Tecumseh, Nebraska to the late Rev. Charles T. and Joan M. (March) Piazza. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education. He began his teaching career at Vevay, Indiana. After one year, he moved to Angola to begin teaching at Prairie Heights Junior & Senior High School from 1992-2014. From 2014-2019, he was a substitute teacher in the Angola School System and taught elementary students. Eric was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont where he participated in the church choir and many other activities until he suffered from a stroke in the summer of 2018. His love of music and teaching were evident to all who knew him. His faith in Jesus Christ was shown in his gentleness and kindness to friends and strangers alike.
Eric is survived by his six brothers, Adrian and Corinne Piazza of Noblesville; Brian and Annika Piazza of Plymouth; Charles “Chuck” Piazza of Noblesville; Douglas and Karen Piazza of Elkhart; Frederic “Fred” Piazza of Littleton, Colorado; and Gary Piazza also of Littleton, Colorado.
He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Magdalena, Mary, Ben, Annalise, Nicholas, Megan, Henry, Courtney, Tyler and Trevor.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville, Indiana.
A service of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 12:00 PM with The Reverend Philip Rigdon officiating the service.
Following the funeral service, there will be a reception at 2:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, 355 East State Road 120, Fremont, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Angola.
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