CARL L. CANTELLA
CANTELLA CARL L. Age 83, of Bethel Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Born in the North Side in 1933 to Carmelo and Lorenza (Avampato) Cantella. In 1956, Carl married Virginia Donalies, who preceded him in death after 42 years of happiness, in 1998. Carl is survived by his very dear sweetheart, Peggy Gannon, who brought him great joy in his later years; and by his children, Deborah (Thomas) Phillips, Robert Cantella, Linda (Andrew) White, Denise (Norman) Gatz and Karen (John) Buchino. He was the proud grandfather of Andrew (Sara) White, Jr., Daniel (Kristen) White, Anthony Amrhein, Christa (Evan) Haughey, Amanda (Casey) Durham, Michael (Sarah) Cantella, Joshua (Catherine) Cantella, Jennifer Cantella, Thomas Phillips, Dylan Buchino, Heather Buchino and Tyler Gatz; and great- grandfather of Tyler White, Noah White, Addyson White, Jocilyn White and Eli White. Carl is also survived by his sister, Santa (Rege) Hubert. Carl was also preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Michael (Ann), John (Margaret), Charles (Antinita) and Lorenzo; and his sisters, Josephine (Frank) Balestrieri, Mary Cantella, Angeline (Harry) Hattal and Mary (Philip) Costa. Carl proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, after which he worked for Westinghouse as an engineer for over 30 years, and was the finance officer of American Legion Post 725, and of the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Committee. He also served at daily masses at Saint Valentine Catholic Church as an altar server and Eucharistic Minister, worked with bereavement ministry and communion services for the homebound, and delivered Meals on Wheels in the South Hills until shortly before his death. In his spare time, Carl enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling, woodworking, and gardening. Carl was deeply loved and will be missed by many. Family and friends will be received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Friday, February 17, 2017, from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10 until the time of funeral prayer at 11:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Valentine Catholic Church, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Carl's name to the Prader- Willi Syndrome Association, 104 Persimmon Place, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066. (Carl's grandson Tyler has this syndrome.) Please send condolences to: www.johnfslater.com .
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