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July 9, 2014

Oscar Ghirardi

Centenarian born in Italy worked at Westinghouse

- — Oscar Ghirardi of Brookfield died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, in Liberty (Township) Arms Assisted Living, Trumbull County. He was 104.

Mr. Ghirardi was born Oct. 20, 1909, in Brescia, Italy, a son of Paulo and Maria Bazzari Ghirardi. He came to America in 1919 from Italy.

Mr. Ghirardi was a welder and foreman from 1926 to 1972 for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.

He was a member of Church of the Sacred Heart, Sharon; and the New Deal Club, Italian Home and Buhl Club.

Oscar bowled in the senior league at Sunset Lanes in Farrell and played in numerous bocce leagues.

He leaves: his wife of 75 years, the former Emma Salae, whom he married July 30, 1938; a daughter, Loretta Pettola, Hubbard; six grandchildren, Michael Pettola, David Pettola, Jeffery Pettola, Colleen Ghirardi, Jay Ghirardi and Gregory Ghirardi; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by a son, Paul Ghirardi; a brother, Jim Ghirardi; and a sister, Alice Levrangi.1x, 7-10, KELLEY-GHIRARDI

Oscar, 104, Brookfield.

Calling hours and service: There are no calling hours or funeral services. Please visit www.krcummins.com to send condolences to the family.

Arrangements by KELLEY-ROBB-CUMMINS FUNERAL HOME, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard.

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