Albert Scarpine, 89
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Christine Church in Youngstown with the Rev. Msgr. David Rhodes officiating, for Albert Scarpine, 89, who passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009.
Albert will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends.
He was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Youngstown, the son of Anthony and Marie (Modarelli) Scarpine, and was a lifelong area resident.
Albert was employed for over 40 years as a layout man for William B. Pollock Steel Fabrication Company and retired in 1981.
He was a 1937 graduate of The Rayen School, and was a member of St. Christine Church, its St. Vincent DePaul Society, along with being an Usher at the 7 a.m. Mass on every Sunday.
Albert was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he was stationed in Europe and earned the rank of First Sergeant with the 30th Chemical Company. He was awarded the following decorations, EAME Theater Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, and the American Theater Service Medal.
Albert enjoyed playing golf and tennis, along with doing woodworking.
His wife, the former Carmella Alfona, whom he married July 3, 1948, died Jan. 17, 2006.
He leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories his three sons, Albert R. (Patty) Scarpine of Lancaster, Calif., Anthony R. Scarpine of Youngstown and Allan (Louanne) Scarpine of Sandburn, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Daniel A. (Kimmy) Scarpine, Paulette Scarpine and Vincent, Nicholas and Dominic Scarpine; and three great-grandchildren, Hathaway, Harmony and Orion.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Busty Scarpine; and three sisters, Victoria Josephine Scarpine, Carmel Jane Coppolla and Rose Marino.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. in Youngstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.