Joseph Asalone

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Joseph "Moon" Asalone, Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Born July 9, 1929, in Caledonia, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Emma Bonfardine Asalone. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Dick, on April 9, 2012. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
On May 29, 1949, he married Catherine Lease in St. Joseph Church. She preceded him in death May 30, 2010.
He retired from Osram-Sylvania in 1991. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Master Sergeant in the 28th Infantry Division.
He was a charter member of Valley Legion Post 978, where he served terms as Post Commander.
He was a big Pittsburgh Pirate and Penn State football fan. He also had many people who called him their friend.
He is survived by two sons, Terry, and his wife, Cathy, of Anderson, S.C., and by Jim and his wife, Debbie, of St. Marys.
He is also survived by four grandchildren: Jenny and her husband, Art Tompkins, of Easley S.C., Rick Asalone and his wife, Kimberley, of Simpsonville, S.C., Stephanie Asalone of Salt Lake City, Utah, Marty Asalone of Baldwin, N.Y.; two step grandchildren, Barbara Burnley of Brandon, S.D., and Pam and her husband, Russ Yeager of Kersey; and also five great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren whom he adored.
Friends and family will be received from 5-8 p.m. Friday July 25, 2014, and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at St. Joseph Church, Force, with the Rev. Fr. William Sutherland, pastor officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery. Memorial honors will be accorded by the Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail.
Memorial donations may be made to a .
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express from July 20 to July 24, 2014
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