John P. Pagano
John P. Pagano, 93, of Houston, passed away peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017, in Canonsburg Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 8, 1923, in Canonsburg, a son of the late John and Marietta DiCicco Pagano, after their arrival from Italy. Mr. Pagano was a faithful, lifelong member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg, where he was a member of Catholic Men's Club and served as an usher. He was employed at the former Canonsburg Pottery Co. early in his career and in shipping at RCA/TacTec, until his retirement. Mr. Pagano was an avid bowler with RCA Bowling League and was a lifelong member of Canonsburg Sportsmen's Association. He dedicated his life to community service. He was a Houston Borough councilman for more than 40 years, serving as vice president and health and safety commissioner. He was honored in 2016 when the Houston Borough Building, which he was involved in having built in 1977, was dedicated in his name. He was instrumental in getting the police force organized and formed in the borough. He was also awarded a citation of achievement for his years of service to the borough by state Sen. Tim Solobay and Rep. Brandon Neuman on his 90th birthday. Mr. Pagano was one of the original members of Houston Pumpkin Festival committee, serving for many years as president. He prided himself on having the festival on Pike Street with the haunted house and bed races and proceeds being given to Children's Hospital. He was very active in getting Christmas Light Up Night organized. On August 1, 1948, he married Betty June Meredith, who passed away September 12, 1995. Left to cherish his memory are a son, William (Bernice) Pagano of Washington; a daughter, Janice (Russell) Round of Washington; five grandchildren, Jonathan (Laura) Phillippi, Kelly Pagano (Jeff) Miller, Nicole Pagano (Jerred) Naugle, Alyson (Rich) Tranquill and April Beighle (Steve) Devenney; a stepgrandson, Jeffrey (Deidre) Round; nine great-grandchildren, Morgan, Logan and Isabelle Phillippi, Leo and Sophie Miller, Luca and Dominic Tranquill and Jackson and Abigail Devenney; five stepgreat-grandchildren, R.J., Nathan, Jeffrey, Jeremy and Rosalie Round; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pagano was the last of his immediate family. Deceased, in addition to his wife and parents, are two brothers, Carmen A. and James Pagano; and seven sisters, Tressa Hyman, Cecilia Bechard, Lucille Carlet, Dorothy Pastorelli, Evelyn Pagano, Geraldine Richter and Dorothy Pagano, who died in infancy. Friends are welcome from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be follow at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg. To view or extend condolences, visit www.salandrafunerals.com .
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