Patrick (Papa) Charles Caiazza, of Murfreesboro, TN age 65 passed into the arms of his lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 16, 2017. Born July 10,1951 in Carlisle PA. Survived by wife of 42 Years Mary Ann Harvey Caiazza; daughter, Anna Maria Elizabeth Caiazza; grandchildren, Shea Elizabeth Brewington, and Ryan James Alexander Brewington.; sisters, Rose Caiazza, Portland Oregon ,and Carol Caiazza, Washington State; several nieces and nephews all on the west coast.;Dear family friend Tammie Jo Bacon; former son-in-law, Christoper Alexander Brewington and wife April. Their two children who he loved, John Thomas and Gabriel Dean. Many family pets especially his Border Collie Peggy Sue.
Patrick fought a long hard battle with heart disease and heart failure. He had a LVAD for 4 1/2 years until he was given the gift of life on December 16,2015 a heart Transplant. Words can never express our thanks and love to the Donor family.
Patrick Served his country during the Vietnam War. He was drafted due to the lottery in 1970 during his Freshman year at Fresno City College. He was a member of 1St Cavalary Division Air Mobile Assault Unit. During his time in Vietnam he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple heart, two Bronze stars, and Vietnam Cross of Gallentry with Palm.
The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to the many medical professionals for there dedication to Patrick. Dr. Richard Garvin MD, his personal physician, and friend for more then 20 years. Dr.
Bryan Jefferson MD, and Richard. Dr,Wiggers, Dr. Kebbler, and Dr. Brinkley, and all the staff and nurses of the heart transplant clinic at Vanderbilt University Hospital. We will never forget your love for Patrick.
Graveside Services June 29,2017 1Pm Evergreen Cemetry Murfreesboro with Military Honors Conducted by Revend Steve Austin. Patrick was a member of the former Rucker Baptist church.
Patrick, we had many happy times together. The day our daughter was born, the day our two grand children were born, and the day we stood together before god and made our vows to each other.Now that ,’Death do we part is a reality’. My Precious Husband I long to be with you again, until then all my love forever, Mary Ann.