Zefferino Adriano Scarsella, 95 of Monaca, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his residence.
Born August 25, 1924 in Midland, PA, he was the son of the late Angelo and Enrica (Catignani) Scarsella. Born in the United States, he was taken to live in Fagnano Alto, Province Di L’Aquila, Italy when he was two years old, and was raised there until he came back to America in 1952. He married, and then was drafted to serve in the Korean War for two years in the US Army. Upon his return from the war, he was employed at Kidd-Drawn in West Aliquippa, then at Republic Steel in Beaver Falls, until his retirement in 1986. He enjoyed gardening as his past time. His family came first to him, to love and help them no matter what, he was always there for them. Zefferino was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monaca.
Surviving are his children; David Scarsella (Leslie Baldwin), Dennis Scarsella (Elaine) and Deanna Ablog (Federico), grandchildren; Adrianne (Tommy Kaminsky), Abbey (Josh Stiger), Adele (Donnie Rinchuse), Alyse Scarsella, Andrew Ablog (Kristi Woerner), Athena (Zack Wahal), Aaron Ablog (Holly Staley), and Alison (Thomas Karren), and great grandchildren; Rocco, Nico, Maria, Pia, Nina, Ella, Mila, Antonia, Nadia, and Magdalene, his sister, Delia (Dino Leone), nephews; Frank and Ed Leone, James Corrado, and Bill DiFabio, nieces; Laura Corrado, Elaine Gardner, and Marian Leo, and brother in law, Raymond Garofalo.
Preceding him in death along with his parents are his wife Mary (Garofalo) Scarsella, brothers; Nicola and Nino Scarsella, sister Nina Scarsella and in laws Marco and Adelina Garofalo, sister and brother in law Christina and Rinaldo Corrado.
Friends will be received on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Tatalovich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3475 Brodhead Road, Monaca, where prayers will be offered on Tuesday, at 8:45 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Zefferino will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Monaca.
A special thank you to Good Samaritan Hospice caregivers, Lynn, Letitia, and Angie who saw him on a regular basis.
“Love, respect and stay together always.”