Friday, August 23, 2002

Matthew J. Boggio

Former co-owner of Nemacolin Hotel Matthew J. Boggio, 82, of Nemacolin, died unexpectedly at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2002, in his home.

He was born January 15, 1920, in Latrobe, a son of Anthony Louis and Mary DeVitto Boggio.

Mr. Boggio resided in Nemacolin most of his life, where he was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church.

He attended Cumberland Township High School.

Mr. Boggio worked as a mechanic for Nemacolin Mine until his retirement in 1978 and served as president of United Mine Workers Association Local 6290 for many years.

He co-owned and operated Nemacolin Hotel from 1949 until 1970.

Mr. Boggio was an avid poker player.

On May 14, 1938, he married his wife of 46 years, Rita Jean Antonini Boggio, who died March 7, 1985.

His companion, Thelma Orlosky, is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Jim Boggio of Clinton Township, Mich.; two daughters, Penny Rae Wasko and Terrie Simko, both of Carmichaels; six grandchildren, Bill Hanuschock, DeAnn Baermann, Vanessa Young, Matthew and Bethany Boggio and Rita Simko; four great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a brother, Ernest Boggio, and a sister, Catherine B. Antonini.


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