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Peter "Bud" Roman

July 7, 1918 — June 15, 2013

Peter "Bud" Roman, 94, of Monessen, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his home. He was born in Gallatin on July 7, 1918, the son of the late John Roman and Mary Baka Roman. Bud grew up in Gallatin and was a graduate of Monongahela High School. Following graduation he played minor league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates farm team in San Bernardino, CA. He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corp., Bud owned and operated the Monessen Sports Shop for over 30 years, and went on to work for Guttman Oil as a salesman. He was a member of St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church in Monessen. Bud was past president and a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Monessen Lions Club, and was the last living charter member of the club. He was also a member of Monessen Elks 773 and Thomas McKee Post 28, American Legion. Bud was inducted into the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame and a member of their selection committee. Bud was a baseball, soccer and football referee with the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA), Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), and Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL). He was a die hard Pittsburgh sports fan, having loved the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins.He is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, LaVonne and James McFarland of Houston, TX, Sandra and Ronald Caporossi of Willoughby Hills, OH, Deborah and David Martin of Centreville, VA, six grandchildren, Mary (Glen) Matthews, Amy McFarland, Katie Caporossi, Lindsay, Danielle, and Brett Martin, a sister, Margaret Roman of Dover, DE, a sister-in-law, Gilda Figler of Monessen, and by numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Anne Figler Roman, and by three brothers and three sisters.Friends will be received in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen, on Thursday June 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Additional viewing will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by the Funeral Service in St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church, 42 McKee Ave. Monessen, with Rev. Dragan Filipovic officiating. Entombment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum. The following services will be held on Thursday evening in the funeral home: Parastas service at 7:00 pm, American Legion Post 28 at 7:30 pm, Monessen Lions Club at 8:00 pm.In lieu of flowers, in order to honor Bud's love of youth sports, the family has established the "Peter B. Roman Memorial Fund" which will be used to help local athletes. Donations can be made through the funeral home or by mailing them to his daughter at: 38231 Dodds Hill Dr. Willoughby Hills, OH 44094.Condolences accepted for the family at

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