Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Father - March 11, 2014

We are so very sad about dad.  He was a wonderful, talented man and a terrific father.

NAME: Ralph Coscarelli
AGE: 91
DATE OF DEATH: died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on March 11, 2014

DATE OF BIRTH: November 6, 1922
CITY OF BIRTH: New Kensington
PARENTS NAMES: the late Frank and Elizabeth (Bruno) Coscarelli

SPOUSE NAME: Mary Jane (Greco) Coscarelli

DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS:  Besides his parents, a brother, Frank Coscarelli and a sister Claire Zuclich

CHURCH: Mt. St. Peter R.C. Church, New Kensington

OCCUPATION:  He owned and operated Ralph’s Cabinet Shop in New Kensington from 1952 to 1967.  He then took up work with P.W. Campbell Contracting as Superintendent until retiring in 1985 due to illness.  Mr. Coscarelli served in the Army during WWll from June 1943 to March, 1946 in the Chemical War Service attatched to the 87th. Division of General Patton’s 3rd. Army, serving in the European Theater of Operations.

He was a member of 7th. St. Sportsmans Club, New Kensington,  Lower Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars, and New Kensington American Legion. His enjoyment was hunting, fishing and repairing old antique furniture, and spending time with his family.
SURVIVORS:  Wife, Mary Jane (Greco) Coscarelli of 67 years, New Kensington, 4 Sons,  Ralph (Ruth Ann) Coscarelli Jr., Natrona Heights, Daniel Frank (Diane) Coscarelli, New Kensington, Michael (Valarie) Coscarelli, Cranberry Twp. and Frank (Carol) Coscarelli, Lower Burrell, 4 Daughters, Kathleen (Edward) Wall, MD, Elizabeth (Andrew) Petrovich, Lower Burrell, Jane (Daren) Kissenger, MD, and Claire (Brian) Hall, MD, 15 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren.  Also surviving him is a Sister, Joan Henry, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.


  1. I am so sorry for your family's loss. May you find comfort as you celebrate his life.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. I know you're going through a difficult time with your mother as well. I'm sending prayers and hugs your way.

  3. My sympathy to your family. May your happy memories of a life well lived sustain you. It is sad to lose this generation of honorable, hard-working folks.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss, Elizabeth. I hope you and your family find some comfort.
    Hope your mom keeps getting better!

  5. Hey, condolence. I'm really sorry for your loss. Hang in there! I know your family will get through this.

  6. My sympathies on your loss Elizabeth, May you find comfort in his memory.

  7. So sorry to hear. He was a very goodlooking soldier!

  8. I'm sorry for your loss Elizabeth and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sorry for your family's loss, Elizabeth. From your post I gather he had a long, productive, happy life and you can take comfort in that. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

  10. So, sorry to hear of your loss, Elizabeth! Your dad sounds like a very special person and touched many people's lives.

    I send my prayers and condolences during this time to you and your family. :-)

  11. My sincerest and deepest condolences. I have lost my father as well and can empathize. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  12. THANK YOU to everyone.

    We buried dad difficult.

    THANKS again for your heartfelt and comforting comments.

  13. I am sending prayers for you and your family. Hope your mom is doing alright. It is hard to say goodbye even when we know our parents are out of pain and done with illness.

  14. I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad almost two years ago and I still have many hard days of missing him. Know that I am sending lots of hugs your way and will be keeping you in my thoughts.

  15. THANKS, Tif.

    It is difficult. We talked EVERY day or I visited every day.

  16. My thoughts are with you and your family. Virtual hugs being sent your way.