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Alfred A. Bertagna, 75, of Slippery Rock Township passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Haven Convalescent Home.
Mr. Bertagna was born May 17, 1942, in Ellwood City to the late Alfredo and Rose Strazze Bertagna.
Alfred was a member of the Lincoln High School, class of 1960, and graduated from Alliance College in 1962, with a degree in machine designing. He also had attended classes at Youngstown State University.
He worked at Aetna Standard, Matthews Conveyor, and Herr-Voss, from which he retired from with more than 30 years of service as a machine designer.
Alfred was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Castle Pistol Club.
He enjoyed bowling, the Pittsburgh Steelers, flower gardening, his dogs, cats, horses and watching the wildlife in his yard.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Scott Bertagna, whom he married on June 14, 1969; his daughters Angela (Cha-Chi Ren) Bertagna of Ellicott, Maryland, and Michelle (Charles Katz-Leavy) Leavy of Falmouth, Maine; his son, Michael (Lindsey) Bertagna of New Castle; his grandchildren, Emily Leavy, Benjamin Leavy, Liliana Bertagna and Anthony Bertagna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Hilda Ferrigno and Iola Filauri; and his brother, Delfo Bertagna.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Redeemer Church with the Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:20 a.m. Friday.
Interment will follow at St. Vitus Cemetery.Mr. Bertagna's family would like to thank the Haven Convalescent Home doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful care that they extended to him.
Memorial contributions in Alfred's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choosing.
Published on October 4, 2017
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