Nick J. Monti, 83, of Warren, died Saturday (May 23, 2015) at UPMC Hamot, Erie, after a brief illness.
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He was born May 6, 1932 in Bradford, the son of the late Nick J. and Tena Zamberlan Monti Sr.
Nick was a Warren area resident since 1982 and a former longtime resident of Lewis Run. He was a 1950 graduate of Bradford Area High School, where he was the running back on the 1949 undefeated football team. He attended Clarkson University.
He had served with the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War.
Nick was employed with Penelec, working in Bradford, Towanda and Warren, retiring in 1997 after many years employment. He had also worked with his dad in his construction business.
He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Marine Corp League-General Joseph Warren Detachment, Devil Dog Marine, American Legion Post 135, Clarendon Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, Sons of Italy and the Italian American Progressive Club of Bradford.
He was a former member of the Blueberry Hill Senior and Cable Hollow Golf Leagues. He was a member of Jackson Valley Golf Club where he worked as a ranger and serviced golf carts.
He is survived by his five children, John (Roseann) Monti of Meadville, Joe (Robin) Monti of Winter Springs, Fla., Kathryn Monti of Brookhaven, Vicky (Mark) Pingie of Bradford and Julie (Thomas) Moyer of Warren; one sister-in-law, Sr. Mary Cecelia Carter of Terra Haute, Ind.; two nieces and two nephews; and seven grandchildren, Eric Monti of Laurel, Md., Chris Monti of Westlake, Ohio, Kelly, Casey and Shannon Moyer, all of Warren, Mitchell Sommers of Washington, D.C. and Stephanie Sommers of Winter Springs, Fla.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Joanne M. Carter Monti, whom he married May 8, 1954 at St. Boniface R.C. Church, Anaheim, Calif. and died July 10, 2003.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren with the Rev. Richard J. Toohey, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at McKean Memorial Park, Mt. Alton.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Toys for Tots or
Warren County Chapter, 185 Hospital Drive, Warren, PA 16365 or American Diabetes Foundation, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Donald E Lewis Funeral Home Inc
304 East St
Warren, PA 16365
Published in The Bradford Era from May 26 to June 2, 2015