Lewis A. Accorsi
Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home
930 Center Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Lewis "Lew" G. Accorsi, 92, of Cheswick, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Lew was born May 7, 1929, in New York City, to the late Salvatore and Elizabeth Accorsi, and moved to Acme when just an infant. He was a military police officer and firefighter in the Army serving in occupied Japan after World War II. He was employed by the PLCB and retired as manager of the Oakmont store in 1989. He was quartermaster at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wallace Murray Post in Cheswick. He served Cheswick Borough as a councilman for eight years and mayor for four. Lew was a Cheswick volunteer fireman for 72 years and during that time, served terms as fire chief and president. He was still responding to alarms at the age of 92. Lew was co-founder of the Lower Valley Ambulance Service, being the charter director in 1973. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him tremendous joy. Lew was the beloved husband of the late Anthonette "Nettie" Cutrara; loving father of Janey (Steven "Lee") Sarniak, Marylou (Gary) Taylor and Sam (Donel) Accorsi; grandfather of Steven (Amanda) Sarniak, Katie (Ryan) Brogneri, Lindsay Taylor, Nikki (Andy) Vogus, Emily Accorsi, Stephanie Accorsi; and great-grandfather of Grayson and Harper Sarniak, Ellie Brogneri and Louisa Vogus. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY LTD., 930 Center Ave., Blawnox, PA 15238. Burial to remain private. Visit www.thomasmsmithfh.com.
Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Oct. 7, 2021.
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My deepest sympathies to the entire Accorsi family. Lou was such a special guy. I will always hold a special place in my heart for him. Love to you all.
Janis Nulph Warren
October 8, 2021
Dear Mary Lou and family, My deepest sympathy on your dad´s passing. (I remember when he pulled me out of a snow bank I got stuck in as a kid! Fond memories of Elkins Ave.). May he rest in heavenly peace with your dear mom.
Karen Seles Proietti
October 7, 2021
Janey & Family.. Very sorry to hear about Lew. Talk about a great guy. He is up in heaven now catching up with Nettie. R.I.P. Lew. Jerry Osan
jerry osan
October 7, 2021
Janey and Lee, Our sincere sympathy in the passing of your dad. Our father Rudy enjoyed being with him so many times either at Mcdonalds, Mall or just around town. May he Rest In Peace now and forever remember your memories of him.
Charlie and Janet Kish
October 7, 2021
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