Albert Boniella, 95, of Wickhaven, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019, at Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown. He was born January 12, 1924, in Star Junction, a son of Angelo and Lenora Pennella Boniella.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Florence A. Dernovsek Boniella; son, Albert Francis Boniella; brothers George, John, Earnest; sisters Florence and Julia; son-in-law Benjamin J. Olinzock Jr.
Albert was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his daughters, Marlene A. Olinzock of Perryopolis, Christine Adams and her husband, Paul of Stahlstown; son David Boniella of Wickhaven; grandchildren Maureen Olinzock and her husband, Mike Wolfe of Pittsburgh, Marla Olinzock and her husband, Darren Kapinus of Newell; great-grandson Avery Matthews of Newell; several nieces and nephews.
Albert proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a combat medic with the 333rd medical infantry. He was honorably discharged, receiving the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with a Bronze Star and a World War II Victory Medal.
He worked for U.S. Steel as a welder, Corning Glass and Fisher Body, Lorain, Ohio.
Albert was a kind and gentle soul who would help anyone in need be it family, neighbor or friend. He loved carpentry and built his own home. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things around his house. He also liked polka music, gardening and backyard BBQs.
Albert's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 21, at BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473, where Prayers of Transfer will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, with full military rites and honors being accorded by the Goldstar Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7023 and American Legion Post 752.
The rosary will be said at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Monday.
The family would like to thank the Mt. Macrina Manor staff, doctors and Amedisys Hospice for their extraordinary care and compassion for Albert during the last four years. He loved being a part of the Mount Macrina Family.
Condolences are welcome at blair-lowther.com.