Alfred A. Casella

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Alfred A. Casella, 95, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

He was born in Fontecchio, Provincia D'Aquila, Italy, a son of the late Eduardo and Marianna Molina Casella. Alfred came to America from Italy on Sept. 4, 1929, at the age of six, settling in Wilkes-Barre. He attended Wilkes-Barre City schools.

He was formerly employed in the local coal mines. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for many years by American Chain & Cable Company (The Hazard). Following his retirement, he worked at several jobs, including at Prestige Shoes.

Alfred was a member of First Assembly of God, Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre. He was also a member of the Ukrainian Club and the Moose Lodge. In his younger years, he made wine and sausage with his father and his son, Edward. Alfred was an avid gardener and he loved to play the accordion and the harmonica.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Alberta Ahouse Casella, in 2013. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Lilia; and his sister, Lillian Zigmont; and granddog, Champ.

Surviving are his children, Edward Casella and his wife, Alice, Wilkes-Barre; Alberta Calo and her husband, Peter, Medford, N.J.; Marion Drago and her husband, Anthony, Wilkes-Barre; and Angela Michael and her husband, Robert, Jackson Twp.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Bellomo, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Alfred's children would like to thank the staff at Erwine Home Health Care and the third floor staff at Little Flower Manor for the loving care they provided.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Sandy Piccone will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Condolences may be sent by visiting Alfred's obituary at
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Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 7, 2018