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Carmine F. Fedesco

Aug. 29, 1924 - Sept. 8, 2016

Carmine F. Fedesco, 92, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at The Lutheran Home at


He was born in Altoona, son of the late James B. and Mary (Salome) Fedesco. On Aug. 28, 1946, he married Ann F. Marabella at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 23, 2005.

Surviving are his three loving children: Mary Ann Elder of Duncansville, Fred Fedesco in Arizona and Robert Fedesco of Duncansville; seven grandchildren: John (Emilee) Elder, C. Jeffery Elder, Janice (Donald) Mottin, Mark (Laurie) Fedesco, Richard (Jennifer) Fedesco, Amanda (Nicholas) Naylor and Heather Fedesco; five great-grandchildren: Michael and Adam Elder, Brielle Naylor, Audrey Fedesco and Zachary Fedesco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Lucy A. Marabella and Frances N. Otto; and a brother, James Fedesco.

Carmine was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a corporal in the Pacific Theater. In 1984, he retired as an electrician from Norfolk Southern, and he had previously worked at the Altoona Post Office.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, and was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, working on puzzles, fixing broken things and playing cards, especially pinochle, Splash and 31. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, with military honors to immediately follow the service. Interment will be at Calvary Mausoleum, Altoona.

Donations in memory of Carmine may be given to Hillcrest Apartments, 1010 Spruce St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.