Jack Alviti, 84, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, of 657 West Corydon St., Bradford, passed away Friday (Jan. 25, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
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Born Aug. 19, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Lorenzo and Olimpia Chicotti Alviti. On April 7, 1951, in St. Bernard Church, he married Norma Fennell Alviti, who survives him.
Mr. Alviti attended Bradford High School. On Oct. 23, 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea with the 5th Infantry Division, 85th Truck Battalion, and was honorably discharged and awarded a certificate of achievement as a corporal on July 22, 1953.
Following his military service, he worked for 20 years at Dresser Manufacturing. He left Dresser and went to work at PV Paving Co., eventually buying the company. Upon his retirement, he turned the business over to his son, Mike.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Pine Acres Golf Club, and was active in Bowling Leagues. Devoted to his children and grandchildren he stayed active in their lives by attending all school events and sporting events including baseball, basketball, football, wrestling and even cheerleading. His favorite pastime was visiting Willow Creek, where he grew up.
Jack, along with Joe Varatta started the Bradford Youth Basketball League in 1965. They provided the league the money to pay for the insurance and buy the uniforms. He did this out of his love for children and the community. He was a coach for BYBL and Midget League Football for more than eight years.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Norma of 61 years, are two daughters, Sharon (Alton) Hollebeke of Bradford, and Allison (Lloyd) Ambrose of Bradford; one son, John Michael (Brenda) Alviti of Bradford; one sister, Sylvia (Ottario) Vigliotti of Bradford; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lawrence Alviti; and three sisters, Elvira Pascarella, Liberata Pace and Ida Lipps.
Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Military honors and committal services will be in St. Bernard Cemetery at the Alviti family Mausoleum.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to BYBL, c/o of Steven Cottillion, P.O. Box 352, Bradford; Destinations, 1 Main St., Bradford; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, 2013