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Picciano , George F.


George F. Picciano, 81, of Penn, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at home with his family. He was born May 7, 1924, in Jeannette, a son of the late Philip and Angeline Valieante Picciano. Prior to retirement, George was a self-employed general contractor for 40 years, having built hundreds of homes throughout Westmoreland County. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aerial engineer for the B-17 and B-29 bombers. George was a member of St. Boniface Church, Penn, the Manor American Legion Post #0472 and a former member of the Norwin B.P.O.E. #2313. George enjoyed hunting and woodworking and had been a longtime Steelers fan, having attended all four Super Bowls. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred Keene Picciano; a brother, John Picciano; and two sisters, Grace Moffa and Dorothy Distevnis. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Giannotti Picciano; and six children, Phillip George Picciano and wife, Terry, of Sterling, Va., Linda M. Santorella, of Youngwood, Daniel A. Bolena and wife, Linda, of Cranberry, Ronald N. Bolena and wife, Beth, of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles T. Bolena and wife, Darlene, of Harrison City, and Ryan E. Bolena and wife, Virginia, of Beaufort, S.C. He will be sadly missed by his nine grandchildren, Daniel and Mary Eno, Jennifer and Michelle Kusiolek, Samantha, Jordan, Alexa, Mariana and Trevor Bolena; a great-grandson, Zander Eno; two brothers, Daniel J. Picciano Sr. and wife, Rose Marie, of Jeannette, and Camille A. "Hank" Picciano and wife, Peggy, of Bowling Green, Ky.; two sisters, Rose Belczyk, of Arnold, and Marie Gramlich, of Harrison City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Boniface Church with Father John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette combined veterans will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The Knights of Columbus Council 1222 will hold services at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


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