John L. Esola (1933 - 2017)

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John L. Esola, 84, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born Tuesday, June 6, 1933, in Winslow Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel Esola and the late Annetta (Mocci) Esola. He was the husband of the late Rose M. (Potempa) Esola.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Rockwell International, were he worked as an engineer for 25 years and earned the Engineer of the Year award. He was a member of the Reynoldsville St. Mary's Church, The American Legion and enjoyed playing billiards and golf.
He is survived by his son, John Esola of Brockport, Pa.; daughter, Debbie Logue (Steve) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandchildren, Sean and Rosie Logue of Pittsburgh Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brothers, Augustine and Joseph; and sisters, Rita, Mary and Veronica.
A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, located at 607 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851, with the Fr. William Barron officiating. Military honors will be preformed by the DuBois Area Honor Guard following the service. Interment will be in St Mary's Cemetery, Reynoldsville, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 206 E. Main Street, Reynoldsville, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Reynoldsville, Pa. To leave online condolences please visit
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 10, 2017
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