MATELLO, Louis "Uncle Lou," 91, of Follansbee, WV, passed away Oct. 9, 2012, at Valley Hospice, Steubenville, OH.
He was born May 1, 1921, in Swoyersville, PA, to the late Joseph and Jenny Bomanti Matello.
He retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Steubenville Plant as a boilermaker. He was an Army Veteran in World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV, also the Theta Chi Alpha Fraternity, Follansbee Garibaldi Lodge, Holy Name Society, he was also a grievance man for Local 1190 Steubenville for many years, previous usher at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee Little League Baseball coach for USA local 1190 Senators Team in the 1950's.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Fuscardo Matello whom he married Sept. 20, 1941, and she passed Sept. 22, 2005, a son, Louis "Chuckie" Matello who passed in 1989, four brothers, Mickey, Steve, Ignatz, and Joseph Matello, a sister, Mary Gerace, and a grandson, Joseph R. Matello Jr. who passed in 2010. He is survived by his son, Joseph R. Matello and his wife, Barbara of Follansbee, WV, two daughters, Jeanette Lauttamus and her husband, Ron of Lewis Center, OH, Phyllis Parissi of Follansbee, WV, two brothers, Frank Matello and his wife, Pat of Wilkes-Barre, PA, John Matello of Wintersville, OH, two sisters, Rose Roback of Exetor, PA and Paula Kyttle of Lucerne, PA, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews survived.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, from 1-8 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home 1515 Charles St. Wellsburg, WV. Also a Christian Wake will be held at 3 p.m. and a service by the Theta Chi Alpha will be at 7 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV with Father Pete Giannamore as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV, with full military graveside rites by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.
The family would like to thank Acuity Specialty Hospital and also Valley Hospice for the loving care they gave their father during his brief illness.
Online condolences can be made to ReasnerofWellsburg.com