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Nicholas Fortuna, 80, of New Castle passed away the morning of Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on July 20, 1937, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose Bosco Fortuna.
Surviving at home is his beloved wife of 49 years, the former Lelia Schroder, whom he married on June 15, 1968.
A graduate of Duquesne School of Pharmacy, Nicholas worked as a pharmacist for various local pharmacies.
He served his country as a member of the Army.
He was a member of St. Vitus Church and belonged to the Sons of Italy.
Nicholas enjoyed gardening, fishing and listening to music. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Nicholas is survived by his children, Jean Steele and husband, Jim, and Toni Fortuna, all of New Castle, and Joseph Fortuna and wife, Tammy, of Slippery Rock; and grandchildren, James Steele, Damian Steele, Joseph Fortuna, Marissa Micaletti, Joselynn Fortuna, Teagan Fortuna, Liam Fortuna and Joshua McGinniss.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vitus Church, officiated by the Rev. Zachary Galiyas.
Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 119 E. North St., New Castle, PA 16101; and City Rescue Mission, Box 965, New Castle, PA 16103.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on January 5, 2018
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