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Louis S. Falbo

March 28, 1923 — November 21, 2012

Louis S. Falbo, 89, of Monessen, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc.He was born in Monessen on March 28, 1923, the son of the late Rosario and Angelina Naccarato Falbo. Mr. Falbo was a lifelong resident of Monessen and a 1941 graduate of Monessen High School. He was an active member of the community and a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council 954, Post 1190 V.F.W., Post 28 American Legion, Mon Valley Leathernecks, Italian Society of Mutual Aid, Italian-American Heritage Society, and a former member of the Monessen Elks and Kiwanis Club. Lou was an avid Greyhound fan having attended numerous sporting events during his life time, and was also a car buff and enjoyed tinkering with his cars during his spare time. He retired as Executive Director of the Washington County Industrial Development Authority and had previously served as the Executive Director for both the City of Washington Chamber of Commerce and the Monessen Chamber of Commerce.A Technical Sergeant with the U.S. Marines, he served as a tail gunner during WWII in the South Pacific Theater.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bruna Lubrani Falbo, two daughters, Jill Chelko and companion Nick Fosco of Erie, Carlyn and Gene Belczyk of Monessen, a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Michele Falbo of Monessen, seven grandchildren; Amy (Pat) Lord, Jacob (Caroline) Belczyk, Rebecca Chelko, Joshua (Tonya) Belczyk, Elizabeth (Jason) Russell, Elaine (Josh) Tait, Bailey Falbo, nine great-grandchildren, Caleb, Anthony, Ella, Hunter, Levi, Max, Isla, Sasha, Michael, a sister-in-law, Jane Falbo of Monessen, and by numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Josephine and Edith Falbo, Lena (Caesar) Beneccio, eleven brothers, Victor, Raymond, Joseph (Helen), Albert (Margaret), Ernest, Leonard (Lena), Charles (Inge), Frank, Victor (Jean), George, and Roger Falbo.Friends will be received in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue Monessen, on Friday Nov. 23, 2012 from 1 to 3 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, beginning with a 9:00 am Blessing in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 am Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Entombment will follow in Mon. Valley Memorial Park, Donora.Mr. Falbo was instrumental in initiating the Monessen Meals on Wheels Program, thus the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Monessen Meals on Wheels, 1124 Dennis Ave. Monessen, PA 15062.The following services will be held on Friday evening in the funeral home: Mon Valley Leathernecks at 6:00 pm, American Legion Post 28 and V.F.W. Post 1190 at 6:30 pm, and the Knights of Columbus Council 954 at 7:00 pm.Direction and condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.

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