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Author John Brizzolara and his son. Remember that life is mostly failure.

John Brizzolara

December 11, 1950 - October 11, 2016

John Brizzolara, a Reader writer from 1989 to 2013, died in his sleep at Father Joe’s Villages on October 11. He was 65. Brizzolara wrote about his struggles with alcoholism and other ailments to which he succumbed. He was the author of the novels Wirecutter and Thunder Moon and he wrote a weekly column, TGIF. To read his work, visit Brizzolara’s staff page or see samples of his essays. There will be a blessing of John’s ashes on Wednesday, November 2, after the 12 noon All Souls Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary, State and Date streets, Little Italy, followed by 1:00 p.m. gathering of family, friends, fans at the Reader office, 2323 Broadway, San Diego, 92102.

Services for John Brizzolara

  • November 2, 2016
    • Funeral: 1 p.m.

Location of service

Our Lady of the Rosary Church
  • 1629 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-234-4820

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