HUBBARD - Edward F. Palestro Sr., 83, died Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 2012, at Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pa.
He was born April 6, 1929, in Hubbard, the son of Frank R. and Teresa Carr Palestro, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Palestro was a 1946 graduate of Hubbard High School and served with the U.S. Marines during World War II. Ed was a member of St. Patrick Church, where he served as an usher and ran the beer tent and black jack booth during the festival.
He was a salesman for Strouss Department Store for 16 years and then worked for Federal Wholesale for 24 years. Ed later co-owned Frank's Shoe Repair in Hubbard, which his father opened in 1942.
Ed was a proud public servant for the city of Hubbard, having served as 4th Ward councilman for 12 years and 8 years as the service director. He truly loved the city of Hubbard and everyone who lived here.
His wife, the former Dorothy A. Furlong, whom he married July 28, 1950, died Oct. 20, 2002.
He leaves a son, Edward F. (Linda) Palestro Jr. of Hubbard; a daughter, Tess Possert of Hubbard; a sister, Ann Reynolds of Hubbard; four grandsons, Anthony, Eddie, Frank and James Palestro; a granddaughter, Megan Couturiaux; a great-grandson, Aiden; three nephews; and one niece.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson, Fred Sammartino.
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, Hubbard.
Interment will take place in Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.
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