Joseph (Joe) A. Alesantrino, 86, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2020, at Forbes Hospital. He was born August 15, 1933, in Connellsville, PA, son of the late Pellegrino and Mary (Panzella) Alesantrino.
Joe was a lifelong member of St. Rita R.C. Church, Connellsville. He graduated in 1951 from Connellsville High School. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He worked at The Daily Courier as a printer for 44 years before retiring. He was a longtime active member of the New Haven Hose Volunteer Fire Department.. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working Thursday night bingo, and watching John Wayne movies.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Theresa (Gaidusek) Alesantrino, children Debra Alesantrino and wife Julie Burkey of Landenberg, PA; Sharon and husband Joe Yohe of Houston, TX; Patty and husband Ron Deiger of Sewickley, PA; and Joe Alesantrino and wife Mary Lynn Wright of Roanoke, VA. Grandchildren Angie (Brad) Weyant, Chris (Christa) Yohe, Nick Alesantrino, Mark Alesantrino, John Deiger, Patrick Deiger, and Rachael, Justin and Will Wright.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased in death by infant daughter, Cheryl; his sisters Margaret Alesantrino, Josephine (Charles) Widmer; brothers Theodore, Francis, John, Angelo and his twin Charles. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Tuesday from 2pm-4pm and from 6pm-8pm, with a memorial service being held at 7pm with New Haven Hose Fire Company.
Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 8:30am until 9:30am, when Prayers of Transfer will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at St. Rita R.C. Church, Connellsville at 10am with Rev. Fr. Paul Lisik as Celebrant.
Committal will follow at St. Rita’s R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville.
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