The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 21, 2013

Pete J. Piemonte

SEMINOLE, FLA. — PIEMONTE – Pete J., 77, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla. Born March 19, 1936, son of the late Filippo and Nicolina (Costa) Piemonte, Johnstown. He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1956. Pete served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for eight years, and spent his working life as a steelworker and then small business owner of Bubbles & Chirps Pet House in Johnstown. He and his wife, Carole, recently retired to Seminole, Fla. Survived by wife of 45 years, Carole; daughter, Marie Piemonte, Johnstown; son, Joseph (Tami) Piemonte; and daughter, Theresa Piemonte, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Ian Strawn, Phoenix, Ariz.; Amanda Reighard, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Wesley Strawn, Davidsville; and Steven Reighard, Seminole, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Bailey Ashbrook, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Jackson Strawn, Phoenix, Ariz.; and siblings, Anthony Piemonte, Newark, Ohio; and Mary (Piemonte) Sorsaia, Jupiter, Fla. Pete was preceded in death by parents, Filippo and Nicolina; first wife, Ethel (Zabrosky) Piemonte; and brother, Michael Piemonte. Pete was a loving and devoted family man and will be sadly missed. He cherished being Pappy Pete to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, loved working in the yard, was an avid Steelers fan, and was a dedicated volunteer and active parishioner of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, Johnstown. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 408 Luzon Ave., Johnstown, the Rev. Robert L. Ruston, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to a charity of your choice to help fight heart disease or Alzheimer’s disease. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent at

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