Pallottini , Armand 91
Armand "Army" Pallottini, 91, of New Derry, joined his loving wife of 62 years, Sylvia Faye, in eternal peace Thursday, May 23, 2013. He was born July 6, 1921, in Southwest Greensburg, a son of the late Silvio and Palmira Lombardi Pallottini. Armand was a proud and quiet veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. He fought in major battles across seven European countries and was wounded in combat in Normandy, France, in 1944 at "The Hedgerows." He was assigned to the 803rd Tank Destroyer "Bastard" Battalion under General Patton. His army medals include a Purple Heart and European Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. He was a member of New Derry United Methodist Church, the Kingston Vets, New Derry Sportsman's and lifelong member of the VFW and American Legion. Armand was retired from Torrance State Hospital as a psychiatric aide. His lifelong hobby was shooting pool, which he mastered at a young age and played with his nephew, Rick, and most recently with his grandson, Gibby. He was an avid golfer who had a hole in one at Chestnut Ridge Golf Course. He was the last of his many good friends and partners to "tee up" on his 91st birthday. His family has fond memories of time spent at Camp Runamuck at Conneaut Lake. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings; Raymondo and Carlo (Joan) Pallottini, Vicki Goodman and Jean (Leroy) McCurdy. Armand is survived by his devoted family, including his daughters, Janet (Greg) Malik, of Tarentum, and Terry (Gib) Stemmler, of Derry; grandchildren, Gibby Stemmler and Becky Stemmler, both of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, in the MCCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry, with services 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Wise as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Coles Cemetery, Derry, with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post No. 981, Southwest Greensburg Honor Guard. The family extends gratitude for the loving care and attention given to Armand by the staff at Greensburg Care Center. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.