Alexander J. Coscia
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Alexander J. Coscia, 89, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Monday while under the care of Paramount Senior Living, Seven Fields.
He was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Amelio and Carmella (Venuto) Coscia.
In his early years, Alexander attended St. Benedictine's Catholic School. He was a faithful member of the St. Matthias Catholic Church in Evans City and several other churches in the Pittsburgh area.
Alexander proudly served his country as a Pfc. in the Army during World War II. He suffered injuries during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
He loved traveling with his companion, Ida Blain, especially to Las Vegas to gamble and to Canada, where they enjoyed fishing. Additionally, he could be found enjoying his weekly trips to the grocery store. Alexander was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his niece, Jessica Locke Hoover of Evans City; his sister, Viola T. Coscia of Pittsburgh; and his life companion, Ida Blain also of Pittsburgh.
In addition to his parents, Alexander was preceded in death by his brother-in-law and best friend, John Locke Hoover, and a sister, Mary C. (Coscia) Hoover.
COSCIA - The family will welcome friends of Alexander J. Coscia, who passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, from 6 p.m. until the time of a blessing service at 8 p.m. today, at the Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 116 E. Main St., Evans City, with Father Lawrence R. Smith, celebrant. He will be laid to rest at North Side Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Alexander's honor in support of the St. Matthias Catholic Church, 417 E. Main St., Evans City, PA 16033.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Alexander's family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Butler Eagle on Mar. 15, 2013