Joseph F. Mammarelli, Sr.
Age 83, of Pittsburgh, returned to his heavenly home December 1, 2017, surrounded by his devoted family. Loving husband of Joanne; beloved father of Joseph (Martha) Mammarelli, Jr., Mimi (Domenic) DiPaolo, and Angela Mammarelli; cherished Pap to Charles, Victor, and Eva Simone and Joseph III and Anthony Mammarelli; and loving brother of Harry Mammarelli. A hard-working entrepreneur, Joe was founder and Chairman of the Board of Alloy Oxygen and Welding Supply Company since 1984. Proud of his Italian heritage, also the founder and chairman of the board of The Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund since 1985. He will fondly be remembered by family and friends for his devotion to SS. Simon and Jude School and Parish, his love of golf, coaching basketball, and all Pittsburgh sports teams, his beloved cigars, his loyal and fun-loving friendship, his joviality and generosity of spirit, his self-taught pastime of tickling the ivories, and his unyielding devotion and love for his family. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
With her family at her bedside, Carol Massaro died peacefully at her home on December 27, 2018 after a two-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Carol was born on July 18, 1939 in Pittsburgh's Sheridan neighborhood. She was the third child of Edward and Margaret (Michalena Spada) Coleman's seven children (Thomas, Frank, Carol, Edward, Nancy, Chester and Michael). She graduated from Langley High School and shortly thereafter married the love of her life, Joseph A. Massaro, Jr., on October 1, 1960. In addition to her husband Joe, she was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Nancy; she is survived by her four children, Linda, Joe III (Alina), David (Luci), and Steven (Stephanie); her 15 grandchildren, Steven Studnicky (Alex Ellis), Alex Studnicky Gardella (Chris Gardella), Sofia Massaro, Olivia Massaro, Carolyn Cost, Marta Massaro, Josie Cost, Isabella Massaro, Meredith Massaro, Charlie Massaro, Elizabeth Massaro, Lily Massaro, Joseph Massaro IV, Ava Massaro, and Charlotte Massaro; and her three great-grandchildren, Gus and Murphy Gardella and Luke Studnicky (born on Christmas Eve). Carol graduated from Chatham College in 1985 with a B.A. in Art History. Throughout her life, Carol remained actively involved in a variety of philanthropic organizations, including The 25 Club at the Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh Opera, Little Sisters of the Poor, Roman Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh Ballet, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, LaRoche College and University of Pittsburgh. Carol has also been the recipient of numerous civic and community recognitions, including recipient of the 2017 Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund Woman of the Year, Oakland Catholic High Schools 2016 Leading Ladies, Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas Award, Ladies Hospital Aid Society's Patient Advocacy Award, Angel's Place Halo Award, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania's Italian American Heritage Award, Honorary Distinction of Chief Horticulturist of Phipps Conservancy and Botanic Gardens, Carlow University's Women of Spirit Award, The 25 Club of Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC Lillian Reese Award and the Elizabeth B. McCullough Award. But perhaps her most notable accomplishment was establishing the Joseph A. Massaro, Jr. Alzheimer's Research Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation. Not willing to sit back and simply watch Alzheimer's Disease ravage her husband of 55 years without a fight, she founded the fund in 2013 with the goal of finding a cure for the disease in Pittsburgh. To date, she has raised nearly $1,000,000.
Armand C. Dellovade, 81, of Cecil Township, passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 4, 2019, in his home. He was born January 24, 1938, in Avella, a son of the late Armand and Ann Flori Dellovade. Mr. Dellovade graduated from Avella High School in 1957 and then attended the University of Pittsburgh from 1957 through 1960, majoring in industrial engineering. Beginning in 1960, he was employed by Plasteel Products Inc. as an iron worker on major projects throughout the Northeast United States, eventually rising to East Coast Superintendent. In 1969, he was promoted to General Superintendent of all construction for Plasteel, serving in this capacity until 1973. In May of 1973, his company A. C. Dellovade, Inc. was incorporated as a metal siding construction company. Since then, Armand C. Dellovade has been instrumental in the formation of DeMiGa Corporation, Sunbelt Erectors Inc., Dellovade Fabricators, Dellovade Leasing, Greenmore Inc. and Icon Exterior Building Solutions, all independent entities, each specializing in the construction industry and operating in specific areas of the country. These companies currently comprise the largest single siding entity in the continental United States and have completed some of the largest projects in the country. These projects include the MX Missile Shuttle Complex, Air Force One Hanger, Presidential Heliport Facility and Intermountain Power Project in Delta, Utah, which is one of the largest power plants in the United States. Additionally, A. C. Dellovade Inc., completed many local projects, including Heinz Field, PNC Park, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Rivers Casino and Consol Energy Arena. He employed all of his brothers; Robert, Fred, Dennis, Pete and Ken, along with his son, Michael. Mr. Dellovade was selected as Golden Panther of the year in 1983 by the University of Pittsburgh. He was President of the Southwest Chapter of the Pitt Golden Panthers, as well as being one of the largest boosters for the university, receiving a Member of Distinction Award from the university for efforts and contributions on their behalf. He was honored as a 1985 Washington County Italian American Man of the Year, 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year Western Pennsylvania in Construction, 1999 Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund Man of the Year, and in 2000 he was selected Italian-American Scholarship Fund Man of the Year, in 2004 Saints and Sinners Club Man of the Year, 2012 Washington County Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year, 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Dellovade will receive posthumously an award from the Southwest Sportsman's Hall of Fame. He was also a long-standing member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.