Mary Ellen Patricia (Meglan) Pizzino, Class of 1965
Mary Ellen Patricia (Meglan) Pizzino, age 69 of Salem, Ohio, died at her home while sleeping early Sunday morning. She was born on January 16, 1947 in Lorain, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl Paul Meglan and Florence Patricia (Brock) Meglan-Forsty, and step father George Forsty. Mary Ellen dedicated her life to the healthcare industry. She was a paramedic, marketing representative and training director starting in 1978 with Gold Cross Ambulance, Rural Metro Ambulance and most currently EMT Ambulance. She formerly worked with Hoffmister Reality and Town and Suburban Reality in Salem. She was a 1965 graduate of Perry High School, attended the Columbus Business University, Lakeland College, graduated from the Aultman Paramedic Program, and held a real estate license. She worked closely with the American Heart Association and served as a Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) instructor. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Garden Club of Ohio, National Safety Council, Salem Safety Council, and a past board member at Sunrise Homes. She was known over the years for the love and care she extended while serving the needs of the elderly. She worked closely with local facilities to make sure their needs were met. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene D. Pizzino II, who passed away while serving during the Vietnam War in 1969. She is survived by her three daughters, Wendy (Alan) McPherson of Hilliard, Tracy Amigo of Columbus, and Marsi (Bryant) Bezon of Salem; five grandchildren, Morgan Amigo, Graham and Brooke McPherson and Blake and Avery Bezon; siblings, Carl P. Meglan Jr. of Columbus and Richard Forsty of Perry. The family has asked that memorial contributions to be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.