The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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April 30, 2010

Phillip J. Palombi

Softball hall of famer was welder at GATX

---- — Private services will be held Friday for Phillip J. Palombi of Brookfield. He passed away at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 91 years old.

Mr. Palombi was born July 22, 1918, in Sharpsville to Joseph and Concetta Campagne Palombi.

He attended Sharpsville schools and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic in the European theater of combat. His decorations and citations included the Good Conduct Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

Following his return from the war, Mr. Palombi went on to work for General American Transportation Corp.’s former Masury plant as a welder for more than 30 years.

He was an outstanding sportsman; bowled regularly in several leagues at Thorton Hall Lanes, Sharon; and was inducted as a member of the Mercer County Hall of Fame for Fast Pitch Softball.

He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1338, Sharon, and was a member of St. Bernadette’s Church in Masury.

Mr. Palombi is survived by: his wife of more than 70 years, the former Mary Trinckes-Palombi, at home; two sons, Rich Palombi and his wife Carol, Brookfield; and Joseph Palombi and his wife Gloria, Rock Creek, Ohio; and his sister, Lena Ferrara, Brookfield.

Also surviving are his two grandsons, Phillip and Joseph Palombi; and his three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Lara and Lorenzo. 

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeannie Woods.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Service: Private funeral services will be held Friday (4-30-10) in LANE FUNERAL HOMES, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield, with the Rev. Frank Zanni officiating. Family and friends may send online condolences to

Burial: Will follow in Brookfield (Township) Cemetery.

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