Nick Endrizzi grew up in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He attended West Virginia University prior to serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After serving, he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1950. Ann Mahoney grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1943. She worked as a laboratory technician at the Battelle Institute of Technology and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, where she met Nick.
Nick and Ann were married in 1951, and moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia. Nick established the Parkersburg Veterinary Hospital, while Ann managed the office accounts. Nick practiced large and small animal medicine until retiring in 1984.
Nick and Ann were married for 58 years, and raised five children and were both delighted in their ten grandchildren. Ann passed away in 2009, and Nick passed away in 2014. As both of their birthdays were in December, and in the spirit of giving that is Christmas, their children provided a gift in December 2014 to create the Dr. Nick and Ann Endrizzi Memorial Fund.
Their children said that it was their parents’ hope that others in need would benefit from their lifetime of hard work through a memorial fund. Nick and Ann were always faithful supporters of their parish church and its Catholic schools. Nick, in particular, was always very sensitive to persons in need, because of the significant struggles his family faced as a child.
This new memorial fund with the PACF is intended to continue the Endrizzi’s legacy of generous giving for the causes that were most important to them. In honor and memory of Nick and Ann Endrizzi, the annual grants from this new charitable fund will benefit Parkersburg Catholic Schools, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, and the Salvation Army of Parkersburg.