Saturday, August 11, 2012

In memoriam of Aladino Aroldo Burchianti, October 8, 1922 - Aug. 11, 2012

Yoskovich Funeral Home

Aladino Aroldo Burchianti, 89, of Masontown, Pa., passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Masontown.

He was born October 8, 1922 in Footedale, Pa., a son of the late Baldassarre (Mike) and Adelaide (Baldi) Burchianti. Mr. Burchianti was an educator with Masontown High School and Albert Gallatin Senior High School at Friendship Hill, where he taught biology and general science.

He was a lifelong businessman in Masontown and Carmichaels in a variety of business ventures, including the family grocery business, the Fairdale Cash Market.

Mr. Burchianti was very civic minded and valued community building through civic leadership. He was a lifelong member of the Masontown Exchange Club and Pals Club. Mr. Burchianti received many awards from the National Exchange Club including Exchangite of the Year Award for the State of Pennsylvania. He helped many Italian immigrants become naturalized citizens by preparing them for their citizenship exams. Mr. Burchianti also taught civil defense and served in the development of the Masontown Public Library and the German-Masontown Park. His passions included his Italian heritage, great food, lively conversation, big band dancing and his family and cats.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose (Angelini) Burchianti; his son, Karl Burchianti of Masontown; his daughter, Adele Lynn of Belle Vernon, Pa. and his granddaughter, Janele Rose Lynn of Annandale, Va. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Aroldo Burchianti in 1921 and Aldo Burchianti in 2007 and his son-in-law, William Lynn.

The family extends a special thanks to the caring staff at Cloverdale Personal Care Home and Celtic Health Care.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. on Tuesday in the Yoskovich Funeral Home , Carmichaels, Pa. where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, followed at 11:00 A.M. by a Mass at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown with the Rev. John M. Butler as celebrant.

Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.

A vigil service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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