BOSWELL — BERTOLINI – Joseph J. Sr., 81, Boswell, died peacefully March 29, 2013, at home after a 13-month battle with brain cancer. Born April 29, 1931, in Johnstown, son of Emil Sr. and Afra (Setti) Bertolini. Preceded in death by parents; son, Joseph J. Jr. on Dec. 24, 2011; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Leona Niemiec; brother, Richard; and brother-in-law, Carmen Catalana. Survived by beloved wife of 57 years, former Betty A. Niemiec; daughters, Vicki, Jenners, and Nicole, married to Tyson Cook, Somerset; and grandchildren, Gianna, Joseph and Jaylen Bertolini; Zoe and Connor McGee; and Taylor, Avery, Talon and Harper Cook. Also survived by twin brother, James, and wife, Hattie, Michigan; sister, Theresa Catalana; brother, Emil Jr., and wife, Verna; and sister-in-law, Lura Bertolini, all of New Jersey; “brother,” Chic DeLuca; good friend, Keith Fry; and numerous, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. A 1949 graduate of former JBJ High School. Retired in 1993 from Gautier Division, Bethlehem Steel Corp. after 40 years’ service. Veteran of Korean War. Faithful member of All Saints Catholic Parish, Boswell. Enjoyed working in his yard and mowing his lawn. Also loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Viewing from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Church, Boswell, the Rev. Father Justin A. Ratajczak, OFM Conv., celebrant. Committal, St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Boswell. Memorials to In Touch Hospice, Box 1173, Somerset, Pa. 15501 would be appreciated. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Beverly J. Hoover
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Betty L. Lydic
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Stella A. Ponchek
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James E. Foster
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Alice M. Goller
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M. Elayne Gooderham
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Edward Carl Harbart
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