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Obituaries

August 30, 2013

Cosmo Wedo

WINDBER — WEDO – Cosmo “Cabbie,” 89, Windber, entered into eternal rest Aug. 28, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Windber, son of Anthony and Mary (Del Vaglio) Wedo. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Lucille Urda and Rose Wedo; and brother, Angelo Wedo. Survived by brother, Pat Wedo, Delaware; and loving nieces and nephews,  Greg Wedo, Michelle Marti, Tony Wedo, Valarie Pool, Victoria Kirk, Anthony Wedo, Jerry Sprecher and Cathy Auxer. Also survived by loving cousin, Emanuela “Tena” Catena, Windber; sister-in-law, Sandy Wedo, Texas; and brother-in-law, Andy Urda, Ohio. Cosmo was a 1942 graduate of Windber High School. Veteran of World War II, having served with the 9th Army Air Corps in Europe with the 566 Signal Air Warning Battalion. He participated in various battles and campaigns including Battle of the Bulge, Normandy, The Rhineland and Central Europe. His military honors include the Meritorious Unit Award highlighting five Bronze Stars. Retired employee The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, with 35 years of service, where he worked in the composing room, before retiring in 1988. He served as president of the former International Typographical Union for one year. Member of Windber American Legion, Windber VFW and Deep Sea Fishing Club. Cosmo enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. His love of God and nature was the inspiration for his life’s journey. The family would like to thank his special friends and caregivers, Evelyn Phillips and family, Jim Maurizio and Ron Maurizio and friends, Maureen Romano, George and Carol Lesko and George and Millie Pierre. The family also wishes to thank Dr. David Csikos and Dr. Michael Voloshin and Cathy Vescovi, PA-C and staff and also the compassionate and caring staff and volunteers of the Windber Hospice. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, where Cosmo served as a Eucharist minister, and chairman of the Social Ministry Committee, in which his most caring project was the church collection of food products given to the Windber Food Pantry each week. He helped in the church kitchen during festivals and dinners. He volunteered at the Windber Hospital Ministry for 22 years. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, Father Rod Soha, TOR, and Father Joseph D. Maurizio, concelebrants. Entombment, St. Anthony of Padua Mausoleum, Windber, with military honors by Windber VFW Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to Windber Hospice in Cosmo’s memory.

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