Steven LoCascio
1953 - 2021
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Steven LoCascio, 67, of Unity Township, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1953, in Seaford, N.Y., he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Mongeluzzi) LoCascio. Steve was a longtime active member at St. Benedict Church, Marguerite. On June 20, 2020, he was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Greensburg and was assigned to serve St. Benedict and Our Lady of Grace Parishes. Prior to his retirement, Steve had spent 41 years in education with the Greater Latrobe School District. He had been a secondary teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal and principal at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. He was currently serving as a member of the Greater Latrobe School Board. Outside of his coaching for the school district, he also spent many years coaching Latrobe-Derry Teener League baseball. Steve earned his bachelor's degree in education from Saint Vincent College, his master's degree in math from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and later returned to Saint Vincent College, where he earned a master's in theology. While at Saint Vincent for his undergraduate degree, he was a member of the Saint Vincent Fire Department. Steve dedicated much time as a volunteer for the Westmoreland County Food Bank and at Saint Emma's Monastery, Greensburg. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, reading, working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and flower gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his in-laws, Joseph and Dolores Scarfi; a brother-in-law, Gene Mahoney; and his dear friend, Brother Patrick Lacey, O.S.B. Steve is survived by his wife of 38 years, Cheryl A. (Scarfi) LoCascio, of Unity Township; two sisters, Andrea Mahoney, of New Port Richey, Fla., and Doreen Diaz, and her husband Rolando, of Lauderhill, Fla.; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Tom Japalucci, of Latrobe, Sandra and Gregory Sutton, of Latrobe, and Joni and Aaron Verneau, of New Derry; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; his "brother," Roger Roble and his wife Debby, of Wexford; two special "sons" he lovingly sponsored in Haiti, Jonathan Guerine and Cazeau Wadson; and his beloved dog, Coco. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the LOPATICH-BRIKNER FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Saint Vincent Basilica with Rev. Daniel Blout as principal celebrant. The funeral Mass will be live streamed via the funeral home Facebook page. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. Please be prepared to adhere to all current medical guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing, while visiting the funeral home and attending Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Benedict Church, 260 Bruno Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or to the "Passionist Community of Haiti," c/o Fr. Enzo Del Brocco, Passionists, 190 Mt. Tom Road, Pelham, NY 10803. To sign the online guest book, send condolences, or share a story, please visit www.lopatichbrinker.com.

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Published in Tribune Review from May 10 to May 11, 2021.
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May 11, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Deacon Steve’s wife and family. While in preparation for my son to receive confirmation this year I became ill with Covid, and Deacon Steve personally reached out to me to check on my well-being. His kindness will never be forgotten.
Jennie Halula
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May 11, 2021
Mr. LoCascio was a phenomenal Geometry teacher. I had a lot of trouble with math when I was younger and the way that he taught made it so easy to understand. He is one of my all-time favorite teachers.
Kristen Wright Klunk
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May 10, 2021
In loving memory of a truly great person. May God grant the family peace during this difficult time.
Sue Witherspoon & Family
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May 10, 2021
Love and respect to the Locasio/Scarfi family. Uncle Steve was so incredible, amusing and kind. I have wonderful fond memories of him. May he Rest In Peace.
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