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Lawrence J. Pollastrini

September 6, 1930 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 88)


Lawrence John Pollastrini, Sr. passed on December 4th, 2018. Larry was born on September 6, 1930 in Pittsburgh to Alfredo & Ida, both immigrants from Italy. He was a graduate of St. Justin's High School & served in the Army during the Korean War. He was married for 57 years to his beloved wife, Gerry (Geraldine Melucci), who passed away in 2013. He was very proud of raising 3 wonderful sons with her. Larry enjoyed archiving his family photos & history & then sharing them with others. He was a passionate fan of all the Pittsburgh sports teams. He enjoyed tending his garden & sharing his crops. Larry faithfully attended St. Pamphilus Church in Beechview, where he acted as an usher. He volunteered at Mercy Hospital for several years. He went twice weekly to work-out at his gym up until this past spring. Larry is survived by his sons, Fred (Donna), Dan, Larry (Bryan); his sister Pamela Krauss (Ken); his sister-in-law Therese Melucci (Sister of St. Joseph); his niece Melissa Krauss; his nephews Art Tintori (Terri), Anthony Paterra (Jan), Tad Paterra (April), Bob Paterra (Denise), David Paterra (Lisa), Mid Paterra (Maria); & all of his dear, good neighbors from Gladys Avenue. Larry is preceded in death by his sister Elda Junker (Tintori). Friends and family received 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday only at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh., PA 15216. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pamphilus Church on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies is private. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 495 St. Joseph Way, Baden, PA 15005.

  • Visitation

    December 09, 2018
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM



    Brusco-Napier Funeral Service, Ltd.

    2201 Bensonia Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA
    (412) 561-6474


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    December 10, 2018
    11:00 AM



    St. Pamphilus Church

    1000 Tropical Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA


  • Burial



    National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

    1158 Morgan Road
    Bridgeville, PA


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