Rep. Bizzarro: memorial highway bill signed into law

Local boulevard to honor “Mayor of Millcreek” John A. Pulice

ERIE, July 1 – A longtime community leader in the Erie area will be memorialized by a bill signed into law Wednesday, State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced.

John A. Pulice, who passed away in 2020, was a longtime Millcreek Township School Board member. Pulice also served on the Edinboro University Council of Trustees and early in his life served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

“A partner to many in the community, Pulice was often referred to tongue in cheek as the ‘Mayor of Millcreek,’” Bizzarro said. “I shared in the sadness of his passing last year, and I started the process to make sure his contributions are memorialized in our community.”

Bizzarro introduced H.B. 874, which designates portion of Grandview Boulevard (from Pittsburgh Avenue to Zuck Road) in Millcreek Township as the John A. Pulice Memorial Highway. The bill was signed into law as Act 64 of 2021 by Gov. Tom Wolf, and takes effect in 60 days. A dedication ceremony and sign unveiling will be scheduled later in the year.

“John’s contributions will not be soon forgotten, and this memorial highway will keep the memory of his service going for years to come,” Bizzarro explained. “We all benefited by having him as a pillar of the community, and now the community can be reminded of him and his public service as they drive through the place he called home.”