Anthony R. Lavella (1936 - 2015)

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Anthony R. Lavella, 78, 170 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at his residence following a lengthy illness. 
Born June 28, 1936, in Coal Hollow, he was a son of the late Victor L. and Edith C. Angelo Lavella. On May 14, 1960, in the St. Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Loretta Casaro, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Kersey and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1954. 
He retired as a machinist and foreman at the Stackpole Corporation and Carbone of America where he had worked for 48 years.
Mr. Lavella was a member of the St. Boniface Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving two tours of duty.
He was an active golfer and a member of Scottish Heights Golf Course. 
He also enjoyed hunting, walking and fishing. 
He is also survived by three daughters: Sandra Flick of Seattle, Wash., Debra Lavella (Jason) of Clearfield, and Lisa Lavella (Christina) of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Rick Lavella (Cindy) of Elysburg; two granddaughters, Kayla Lavella and Emily Flick; two sisters, Hazel Luchini of Dagus Mines and Patricia Catalone (Rudy) of St. Marys; and a brother, George Lavella of Kersey.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Victor A. Lavella Jr.
There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church at noon Saturday, June 27, 2015, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Tobias Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, PA 15857 or to the Elk Cameron Special Olympics, PO Box 794, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Be present in your experience of life: Appreciate and enjoy.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 15 to June 16, 2015
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