The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

December 12, 2013

Joseph A. Pettinato

NEW BRIGHTON, N.Y. — PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year. Born in Johnstown, Mr. Pettinato held several jobs in Pennsylvania and Illinois before moving to New York in 1963 and settling in New Brighton. He worked for 30 years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and was based in FDR Station, Manhattan. He retired in 1991. Mr. Pettinato played the saxophone in several musical groups during his time in Johnstown. He enjoyed listening to jazz. An avid sports fan, he also loved watching professional and college football and basketball, as well as baseball. His wife of 49 years, Margaret Pettinato (Kubacka), died in 2000. His daughter, Patricia Frank, died in 2002. Surviving are his three sons, Barry, James and Perry; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A service will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements include cremation and burial in Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to honor Joseph Pettinato at www.alz.org.

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