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Guy A. DesiderioNovember 23, 1932 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 85)
Guy A. Desiderio, 85, of Kittanning, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was a loving husband and an amazing dad and poppee.
He was born Nov. 23, 1932, in Kittanning to the late Nick and Geraldine (Mazzerella) Desiderio.
He was a supervisor at Apollo Gas Company, retiring in 1996 after 25 years of service. He also worked in the Ferguson family business as well as the family business, The Gold Star Tavern. Guy was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Kittanning, as well as the Elks, and Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid Steelers fan and a season ticket holder of Wildcat, Armstrong Central, and River Hawk football for over 50 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and being outside working in the yard. He was his grandchildren’s biggest supporter in every sporting event they ever participated in. He loved his family and helping out everyone any way he could.
He will be remembered for all his words of wisdom to each of us. It was amazing to the end how strong and courageous of a man he truly was.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Patricia (Ferguson) Desiderio, of Kittanning; daughter, Sonnie Desiderio Fleeger (Bruce), of Kittanning; daughter-in-law, Peggy (Trulick) Desiderio, of Kittanning; grandchildren, T.J. (Jenn) Desiderio, of Penn Hills, Tye (Trisha) Desiderio, of Ford City, Brock Fleeger, of California, and Brynn Fleeger, of Kittanning; great granddaughters,
Harper and Kinsley, who he absolutely adored; special nieces and nephew, Pam, Lori, Beth Ann, Diane, and David; numerous other nieces and nephews and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Thomas L. Desiderio Sr., who passed away on April 6, 2006.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning. Parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m on Tuesday at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Kittanning with Father Douglas E. Dorula officiating. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Guy’s honor to the Richard G. Laube Cancer Center, 100 Nolte Drive, Kittanning with checks made out to the ACMH Foundation with Cancer Center Assistance Fund in the memo portion.
Richard Laube Cancer Center
One Nolte Drive, Kittanning PA 16201
Checks should be made out to the ACMH Foundation with Cancer Center Assistance Fund listed in the memo portion of the check.