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Aldo O. Prosperi
(May 12, 1927 - September 8, 2013)

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Aldo O. Prosperi

U.S. Veteran

Aldo O. Prosperi, 86, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home. He was born May 12, 1927 in Slickville, a son of the late Giovanni and Rose (Gallo) Prosperi. Mr. Prosperi received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Vincent College and his Masters in Education from Duquesne University. He served in the US Navy during World War II and received the WW II Victory Medal and the Pacific Theater Ribbon. He had an extensive career in education. He taught at Homer Union School in McConnelsville, OH, Immaculate Conception High School in Connellsville where he also coached baseball and basketball, Dunbar Township High School where he was a guidance counselor, and Franklin Regional High School. He served as Senior High Principal in Medina, NY, senior and junior high principal in Albion, NY, and senior high principal in Jeannette. He was formerly the chairman of the Education Dept. at St. Vincent College, and was a professor of Philosophy, Logic, and Psychology at the Westmoreland County Community College from 1972 until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish in Latrobe, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, and was an avid golfer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Orlando N. Prosperi, two sisters, Messalina Feliciani and Florence Earll, an infant brother, and his stepmother, Michelina Prosperi. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Shirley M. (Mitchell) Prosperi, six children: Susan M. Hickey (Martin F.) of Latrobe, Dr. Aldo J. Prosperi (Kathy) of Latrobe, Maryrose Orange (Michael) of Latrobe, Dr. Stephanie A. Prosperi (Denny Findish) of Latrobe, Dr. Paul W. Prosperi (Amy) of Cedar Run, NJ, and Dr. Anne H. Prosperi of Columbus, OH, twelve grandchildren: Marie and Gloria Hickey, Aldo, Blase, and Gian Prosperi, James, Mickey, Isabelle, and Anna Orange, and John Paul, Christopher, and Nicholas Prosperi, a brother-in-law, Dr. William J. Mitchell of Uniontown, two sisters-in-law, Joanne Darko of Atlanta, GA, and Marlene Pepper of Akron, OH, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Aldo’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the nurses in IMU at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, the Excela Health Hospice staff and the Stay at Home staff. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Friday in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier Street in Latrobe. Military services accorded by the combined funeral detail of American Legion Post 515 and VFW Post 3414 will be held at 9:15 AM Saturday in the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery. Online condolences and guestbook can be found at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.

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