Mr. Joseph Mancini, 93, of 333 2nd St., Ellwood City passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Mr. Mancini was born on February 22, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Eutimio and Carolina Lanza Mancini. Joseph is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1938.
He had worked at the U.S. Steel plant in Ellwood City from 1940 until its closing in 1974 as an inspector and then a production clerk. He was the recording secretary of the Local 1220 Steelworkers Union from 1954 until 1974. He also was the co-owner of Ottobre & Mancini Zenith Television store from 1953 to 1993.
He was a devoted member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Joe was a baseball enthusiast who spent countless summer nights at the Ewing Park Baseball complex. He grew up watching Ellwood City County League and playing American Legion baseball in the 1930′s.
He coached and managed Little League and Colt League teams in the Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Program in the 1960′s and 1970′s. He continued as a scorekeeper in the amateur baseball program and American Legion program until 2009. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan who rarely missed viewing a game.
He was a tournament organizer for the Shelby Social Club and belonged to numerous bowling, golfing, and softball leagues throughout his life. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge #608 and the Loyal Order of the Moose #93 for over 70 years.
He enjoyed reading, viewing current events programs and tending to his garden. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha Perazzoni Mancini whom he married on August 25, 1945, his three sons and their spouses, Nick (Karen) Mancini, Joseph (Marilyn) Mancini, and Donald (Lynda) Mancini all of Ellwood City, his five grandchildren, Nick Mancini, Dan Mancini, Melissa Mancini, Jody Mancini, and Jonathan Minnocci.
He is also survived by his sister, Emma Naticchioni of Mt. Lebanon, his sisters-in-law, Josephine Mancini of Mars, and Ruth Mancini of New Mexico, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Warren (Dena) Ottobre, and John (Ann) Folino both of Ellwood City, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Fred, and Henry Mancini, his brothers-in-law, Earl Naticchioni and Lawrence Cirelli, and his sister-in-law, Leda Cirelli.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating.
Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery Resurrection Mausoleum. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 am.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Ellwood City Hospital, Ellwood City Home Health and Vitas Hospice for their care.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Mancini’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation, P.O. Box 722, Ellwood City, Pa, or to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.