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201 Marguerite Ave.
Wilmerding, PA 15148
412-824-4332
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alfieri Funeral Home
201 Marguerite Ave.
Wilmerding, PA 15148
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Visitation
Friday, May 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alfieri Funeral Home
201 Marguerite Ave.
Wilmerding, PA 15148
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Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
Pitcairn, PA
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1947 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
oseph Pedulla Obituary
Joseph "Joe" Pedulla, 71 of Pitcairn, sadly passed away Fridy, May 10, 2019. He was born to Italian immigrant parents from Reggio Calabria, a small village in southern Italy known for its abundance of family businesses. His father, Carlo, settled in Pitcairn, yet returned to Italy regularly. Joe was born and raised in a truly Italian home. From a young age, he was instilled with a strong work ethic. His career in meat markets began when he was a seventh grader at Pitcairn Junior High. With his father's encouragement, he began working as a shop boy at Pitcairn Meats & Poultry on Center Avenue. By early high school, Joe was learning the art of butchering from his boss at Pitcairn Meats & Poultry, Nick "Spider" Mignogna. Later, Joe was hired as a butcher and began to learn the grocery business from his mentor, Al Feczko, owner of Bell Rose Market, located at 502 Broadway. In 1976, after a long tenure with Tom's Butcher Block in Monroeville (where he not only became a member of the Butchers' Union, but he served as Union Steward and Meat Manager), Joe bought the Bell Rose Market, and so Joe's Butcher Shop was born. Joe was also a certified pyrotechnician and lit many local and regional fireworks shows for well over 20 years. He served on both the Pitcairn Renaissance and Pitcairn Planning committees, and was an active member of the local community. He was a major contributor to, and planner of, Pitcairn's Old-Fashioned Christmas for many years. He operated heavy equipment and would like to play in the dirt for relaxation. Joe is survived by his wife, Karen (Cunningham) Pedulla; son, Joseph Pedulla; sister, Catherine (Larry) Beadles; father-in-law, George (late Louise) Cunningham; brothers-in-law, Boyce (Beth) and Jordy (Patte) Cunningham; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael Catholic Church, Pitcairn. Everyone please meet at the church. Joe will be laid to rest in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only from May 15 to May 16, 2019
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