The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 19, 2013

Carmen Joseph Sottile

JOHNSTOWN — SOTTILE – Carmen Joseph, 94, Johnstown, died April 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 26, 1918, in Mount Union, Pa., son of the late Paul and Francesca (Donia) Sottile. Preceded in death by wife, Helen (Wertz); brothers, Louis, Anthony, Veto, Joseph and August Sottile; and sisters, Carmella Rzeszut, Mary Kvarta and Anne Costa. Survived by children, Patricia, married to Larry Hilbrecht; Ronald, married to the former Nancy Cardellino; and Helen, married to Ron Chilcot, all of Johnstown; and Carmen , married to the former Mary Woods, Manvel, Texas; and 10 grandchildren; also 15 great-grandchildren. Brother of John, married to the former Virginia Myers; and sisters, Jane Jones and Pauline Molchany; sisters-in-law, Mary (Zangalia) Sottile, Virginia (Barrett) Sottile and Dorothea (Cobaugh) Sottile. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and special companion, Marge Magdelinic. Carmen was one of six brothers serving in the U.S. Navy in Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II. Member of the VFW. He belonged to many bowling leagues for more than 60 years in the Steelworkers Good Fellowship League and served as an officer of Johnstown Bowling Association. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Open Hearth after 34 years of service. He was active in USWA  Steelworkers Union for more than 23 years, having served in many capacities, including secretary and chairman of a 10-man grievance committee. He also served as executive vice president of Central Labor Council.  Member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Woodvale, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, Father Matthew Misurda, celebrant. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Building Fund in his memory. Condolences may be sent through

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