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Carmen L. Pietrandrea

Monaca, Pennsylvania

July 21, 2007 - September 9, 2007

Carmen L. Pietrandrea Obituary

Carmen L. Pietrandrea, 86, of Monaca, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Sept 9, 2007, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born in Koppel on July 27, 1921, he was a son of the late Samuel and Rubiconda (Barile) Pietrandrea. He was the husband of the late Mary Taormina Pietrandrea who preceded him on Sept 4, 1989. Carmen was a 1939 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and later studied music at Geneva College accomplishing the classical violin. A decorated war veteran, Carmen proudly served his country in the U. S. Army as a sergeant during World War II. Stationed with the Headquarters Squadron 46th Air Service Group in the South Pacific Theatre, he participated in combat in Luzon, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and the South Philippines. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars. Carmen began his working career as a pipe fitter with B&W in Koppel and retired from St. Joe Minerals in Potter Township. A conservative and unpretentious man, Carmen was also a proficient bricklayer who built his own home. In addition to the violin, he found pleasure working in his vegetable garden and deer hunting in the forest surrounding Tionesta. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. He leaves two daughters, Darlene Moore and Denise Lynch and her husband, Don, all of Monaca; three grandchildren, Don J. Lynch Jr. and his wife, Christine, Alisa Lynch and Lesley Moore; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Chloe, Riley, Bradley, Zachery and Gregory. In addition to his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Paul, Peter J. and Patsy Pietrandrea, Marion Tavern and Samuel Pietrandrea Jr. Friends will be received Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, (724-775-0926), where prayers will be offered on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in St. Johns Cemetery. The Beaver County Special Unit will meet at the cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. to perform full military honors. Visitation Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services 1119 Washington Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Tuesday 9/11 Service St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1409 Pennsylvania Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Wednesday 9/12, 10:00 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery 1270 Chapel Road MONACA, PA 15061

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Carmen L. Pietrandrea, 86, of Monaca, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Sept 9, 2007, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born in Koppel on July 27, 1921, he was a son of the late Samuel and Rubiconda (Barile) Pietrandrea. He was the husband of the late Mary Taormina Pietrandrea who preceded him on Sept 4, 1989. Carmen was a 1939 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and later studied music at Geneva College accomplishing the classical violin. A decorated war veteran, Carmen proudly served his country in the U. S. Army as a sergeant during World War II. Stationed with the Headquarters Squadron 46th Air Service Group in the South Pacific Theatre, he participated in combat in Luzon, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and the South Philippines. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars. Carmen began his working career as a pipe fitter with B&W in Koppel and retired from St. Joe Minerals in Potter Township. A conservative and unpretentious man, Carmen was also a proficient bricklayer who built his own home. In addition to the violin, he found pleasure working in his vegetable garden and deer hunting in the forest surrounding Tionesta. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. He leaves two daughters, Darlene Moore and Denise Lynch and her husband, Don, all of Monaca; three grandchildren, Don J. Lynch Jr. and his wife, Christine, Alisa Lynch and Lesley Moore; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Chloe, Riley, Bradley, Zachery and Gregory. In addition to his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Paul, Peter J. and Patsy Pietrandrea, Marion Tavern and Samuel Pietrandrea Jr. Friends will be received Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, (724-775-0926), where prayers will be offered on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in St. Johns Cemetery. The Beaver County Special Unit will meet at the cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. to perform full military honors. Visitation Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services 1119 Washington Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Tuesday 9/11 Service St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1409 Pennsylvania Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Wednesday 9/12, 10:00 am St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery 1270 Chapel Road MONACA, PA 15061

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