Palmer Buzzelli

March 6, 1926March 22, 2021

Together again in everlasting eternity.

Palmer Buzzelli, age 95, was born in Akron, Ohio on March 6, 1926 he passed away at home on March 22, 2021. Proceeded in death by his parents, Gaetano and Angelina Buzzelli, his loving wife of 56 years, Jacqueline, and sisters Nancy and Mary. He is survived by son’s Ted (Patti) Buzzelli, Guy (Pat) Buzzelli and Daughter Lorraine (Jim) Herbert. Twelve grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Palmer attended North High School until he entered the Navy in 1944-1946. He served in WWII aboard the U.S.S. Tangier. After returning home from the war he married Jackie and they built a home in Northampton. Palmer was a volunteer fireman for Northampton Twp. for twenty years and retired from Betsy Ross Foods. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking.

Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Anthony of Padua Church 83 Mosser Place Akron, OH 44310 on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Memories and condolences may be shared at


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


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April 2, 2021

So wonderful to have met Palmer.
Quite a character with many, many stories to tell. Will always picture him with his little red cap on.
My most sincere condolenses to the entire family. Rest in Peace my friend.
TED's sister-inlaw

Dick and Mae Whiteley

March 30, 2021

What a gem Palmer was. Always quick to share a tail. Always quick reaching for a sweet. We take comfort in knowing he is now with his wife, the love of his life.

Patty Buzzelli

March 29, 2021

Dad acquired the nickname of the Poparoo since he was quite a colorful character. A very unique personality that had the Italian temper to go with it! He loved to tell stories about his life and the places he lived and things he did. The stories i liked the best were the ones of himself as a little boy growing up how he lived and things that happened. We had some weird things in common, like we both collected rubber bands and used them for everything. He loved to eat and really enjoyed a good meal, so easy to cook for. We both liked reading the daily paper, but he took it to a higher level, almost an art form. He was ready to leave this life and i am glad his death was not prolonged. Now he knows everything, certainly more than i do...