John Joseph Guerriero, Sr., age 79 of Pittsburgh, died peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Sparacino) Guerriero. He was the loving father of John Jr. (Judy), Jeffrey (Michele) and Michael (Rosemary), and the cherished grandfather of Matthew, Alex, Tara, Jeffrey, Anthony, Jennifer and Jessica. Great grandfather of Anthony, Ashlee and Angelina. He was the dear brother of Kathleen (William) Kirby, Ann Galvez, Carol (Frank) Dasta, James (Veronica) Guerriero and the late Patricia (Henry) Balinda. He was the son of the late James and Adaline Guerriero. John was a retired agent from the John Hancock Insurance Co., winning many awards for his salesmanship. He ushered for the Pirates, Steelers and Pitt football. John also volunteered at St. Clair Hospital, reaching 100 hours of service. He was active at the VFW #1810 and served in the VFW Funeral Guard. John also marched in his Army uniform in the Brentwood Veterans Day and Memorial Day parades. He was a Korean War veteran, and remained very patriotic throughout his life. John had a wonderful sense of humor that his family and friends enjoyed. He was loved by his sisters-in-law Mary Baiardo and Joanne (Vincent) Palmiere, and brother-in-law Tony (Petrina) Sparacino. He has many loving nieces, nephews and great friends that will mourn him. Friends welcome Monday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Barbara Catholic Church, Bridgeville, PA. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. www.slaterfuneral.com In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.
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William Slater II Funeral Service
1650 Greentree Road Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 14, 2013