Pasquale “Pat” Scalzitti, 78, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Dyer, IN, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009. Loving father of Lawrence (Cindy) of Griffith, IN, Patrick (Mary Anne) of Phoenix, AZ, Dominick (Denise) of Shiloh, IL, John (Jennifer) Scalzitti of Festus, MO, and Filomena (Earl) Dawson of Bensenville, IL; Cherished grandfather of Stacey, Anthony, Dominic, Stephanie (Richard), Patrick, Jessica (John), Nicholas (Erin), Jennifer (Taylor), Elizabeth (Steve), Joseph, Thomas Scalzitti, Nicholas and Gina Dawson; Caring great-grandfather of Joshua, Amber, Jaydon, Taylee, Tessa, Logan and Laila; Fond brother-in-law of Elma Scalzitti, Hugh (Georgiann) McNulty and Theresa Edstrom; many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Geraldine (nee McNulty), and his brother Perry. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 2:00-8:00 PM at Kish Funeral Home 10000 Calumet Ave. (next to Fitness Pointe) Munster, IN and Monday from 9:30-10:30 AM at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Dr. Dyer, IN, with Fr. Charles Niblick officiating; Interment: Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Pat was a resident of Phoenix, AZ for the past 2 years and spent the prior 35 years in Dyer, IN. He was a retired Insurance Agent for the Farm Bureau Insurance Co., member of St. Maria Goretti Church, the Knights of Columbus and a volunteer for the Wounded Healers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Reach International www.reach.org.