Ridsy Calderone Jr., 92, of Rostraver Twp., died Thursday March 5, 2020 in Jefferson Hills Manor.
He was born on November 24, 1927 in Monessen, the son of the late Ridsy Calderone Sr. and Frances (Galano) Calderone. Ridsy grew up in Monessen and attended Monessen schools before serving his country in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He retired from the Monessen Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and served as president of United Steelworkers Union Local 1229 for 9 years. He also served on the Compensation Committee for 8 years and Grievance Committee for 2 years. He was a board member for the Mon Valley Community Health Center and the Mon Valley Progress Council. He organized the Mon Valley Association of Retired Steelworkers and served as a staff representative for the United States Steelworkers International Union.
Ridsy was a member of St. Sebastian Church and its Holy Name Society, and a former member of the Washington Twp. Lions Club and Belle Vernon Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by five daughters, Christine (Richard) Giannamore of Webster, Candice (Brian) Sokol of Rostraver Twp., Maureen (Michael) Matras of Perryopolis, Marilyn (Robert) Gilmore of Wickhaven, Margaret (Marc) Pomeroy of Lighthouse Point, FL; three sons, Alan (Mariana) Calderone of Rostraver Twp., Ronald Calderone of Clarion, Roger (Nellie) Calderone of Pittsburgh; his companion with whom he resided, Emma Kotch of Rostraver Twp.; three sisters, Dolores Trembach of Belle Vernon, Frances Weightman of Florida, Bernadine (William) Wagner of Florida; step daughter, Holly (Jeff) Yannacci of Yukon; step son, Joseph Kotch of Atlanta, GA; eighteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren, four step great great grandchildren, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Virginia Calderone, brother Sam Calderone, sister Dorothy Winn, brothers-in-law Walt Trembach, Vincent Winn, and Harry Weightman.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and from 6 to 8 pm in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen.
Services will be held on Monday beginning with a 9:15 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in St. Sebastian Church with Rev. Michael J. Crookston and Rev. James Bump officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Ridsy's name can be made to: City Mission (citymission.org) 84 W. Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301 or Parkinson Foundation (pfwpa.org) 575 Lincoln Ave. #101 Bellevue, PA 15202.
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