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Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 11.29.42Ed Pirrotta image courtesy of the West Central Tribune

 (CNBNewsnet)SPICER Minnesota(July 30, 2017,—The community of  Spicer, Minnesota has renamed a public park after resident Edward Pirrotta who led a group of volunteers from that community to reconstruct the facility. Pirrotta was raised in Camden City and Gloucester City. He graduated from  Gloucester Catholic High School, class of 1963. Ed passed away in 2013 at the age of 69 from cancer.

The West Central Tribune said Pirrotta was the kind of man who could see the skills and good intentions in a person and help coax those gifts out in ways that will live on in the Spicer city park for years.

"He had the ability to reach out to everyone and make everyone feel so important and their work was so important," said Mary Wohnoutka, a member of the Spicer beautification committee.

Ed Pirrotta was the kind of man who could see the skills and good intentions in a person and help coax those gifts out in ways that will live on in the Spicer city park for years.

That was followed by Pirrotta leading volunteers to construct a gazebo in 2008 and the Lion's picnic shelter in 2010. He helped direct construction of a deck at the park overlooking Green Lake in 2012 — while battling cancer — until he became too ill to continue.

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