Tirella, Charles P. Sr. CARROLLTON, Ga. Charles P. Tirella, Sr. age 87, of Bonner Rd., Carrollton, Georgia, died December 17, 2012. Mr. Tirella previously lived at Terrace Ave. in Albany, N.Y. Mr. Tirella was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 11, 1925 the son of Carmello Tirella and Anna DeFlavis Tirella. He retired as insurance claims manager. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis, and had been a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Charlene Smith Tirella of Carrollton; sons, Dr. Michael H. Tirella of Northville, N.Y., Charles P. Tirella, Jr. of Lancaster, Pa. and Robert L. Tirella of Carrollton. He has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan D. Tirella. The family will have a private funeral service Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Almon Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ga. at 9 o'clock with Father Rafael Carbello officiating. The American Legion Post 143 will present the American Flag to the family. In accordance with his family wishes, his body will be cremated and an interment will follow at a later date. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.almonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 19, 2012