Matteo Gerald Simari

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Matteo Gerald Simari

September 23, 1935 - February 19, 2019

Matteo Gerald Simari Matteo Gerald Simari, 83, of Hillsville passed away the evening of Feb. 19, 2019, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on Sept. 23, 1935, in Hillsville, he was a son of the late Rocco and Grace Arena Simari.
On Nov. 4, 1961, he married his beloved wife, the former Wilda L. Rogers. She preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2004.
Gerald had been a truck driver for Vanport Stone. He then worked as a millwright for Rockwell International until his retirement.
Gerald was a member of the former St. Lawrence Church, Christ the King Parish.
In his early years, Gerald had been an outstanding football player for Bessemer High School.
He was a lifelong member and served as a steward of the Johnson Club.
Gerald was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Pittsbugh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers, gardening and working on cars.
His greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Gerald is survived by his children, Geri Lynn Hardy and her husband, Larry, of Bessemer, Debra Simari-Papotto and her husband, Fabio, of Mount Jackson and Beth Simari-Zarlingo and her husband, William, of Mount Jackson; his dear friend, Betty Tanner; and six grandchildren, Zachary, Jeremy, Nicolas, William Matteo, Marissa and Antonio.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Gerald was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Matetich, and his brother, Joseph Simari.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church. The Rev. Victor Molka Jr. will officiate.
Entombment will be in Parkside Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting
Published on February 20, 2019
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6 posts

Maria e Norberto
Feb 22, 2019
Carissimi Debi e Fabio, solo poco fa abbiamo saputo la triste notizia. Vi siamo vicini con tutto il nostro affetto e preghiamo per il vostro caro papà che è tornato nell'amore del Padre. La lontananza ci impedisce di farlo fisicamente, ma sappiate che vi abbracciamo voi tutti in questo doloroso momento.
Con affetto da Maria e Norberto
"Whoever you hold in your heart is forever and always a part of you"
Corinna Ash
Feb 21, 2019
So so sorry to hear about your dad. He really was a nice man a great grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Corinne
Feb 21, 2019
Carissimi tutti vi siamo vicini in questo momento di dolore, ricordando sempre con gioia papà Gerald nelle speciali occasioni in cui ci siamo incontrarti, prego per lui e per ciascuno di voi perchè abbiate la pace che vi da la certezza di saperlo ora in Paradiso con la sua amata Wilda. Un abbraccio a ciascuno anche da papà Nino e mamma Nina.
Volga Markum
Feb 20, 2019
Simari children - Geri Lynn, Debra and heart is breaking for you. So sad that both parents are now gone. You guys had wonderful parents who were also wonderful neighbors. It’s times like these that make it hard to live so far away. I know there’s nothing I can say to ease the pain of the loss of such a special DAD but I would have liked to have been there for you girls to offer support and a hug. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere sympathy ❤️
Rick, Laurie, Ben, and Sam List
Feb 20, 2019
Geri, Debi, and Beth:
We are so saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that you all and your families are in our prayers and thoughts. I know how much you all love your father... 😘
Rosalinda Mannetta
Feb 20, 2019
Sentite condoglianze da tutti noi. We loved visiting and being visited by 'Geraldo' and famiglia. So much laughter, wonderful memories of zio Rocco, zia Grazia, Wilda e tutti di famiglia. May God especially bless and comfort all who loved him. Know that you too are deeply loved. He will be greatly missed. His famiglia was his life; he loved when we were all together.
Heartfelt sympathy from Gioconda, Elia e Maria Beatrice, dalla Sardegna e Marco e Rosalinda Mannetta da Baltimore, Maryland