John Trovato

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 01, 2023

John Trovato, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2022, with his wife of 35 years, Pat, by his side. He was born August 30, 1958, in Wilkinsburg to the late Salvatore Daniel Trovato, Sr., and the late Leona Catherine (Kropczynski) Trovato. "Handyman John", as he was known to many, was there to help whenever a friend or family member called. On the weekends you could find him fishing, putzing around the house, or wearing his favorite Crimson Tide Red or Steelers Black and Gold. His jokes were legendary, and often inappropriate, but he didn't care as long as you were laughing. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. John served in the US Army and spent his career in the auto industry as a mechanic and claims administrator; making friends while living in Baltimore, Atlanta, and (his favorite) Helena, Alabama where he loved the heat and race day at Talladega. John was a 1976 graduate of Norwin High School and was also a graduate of the Westmoreland County Technical School.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Paullet) Trovato, brothers, Daniel S. Trovato of Liberty Borough and Salvatore (Vonda) Trovato of North Huntingdon, 7 nieces, 3 nephews, 2 great-nieces, two godchildren, cousins, his beloved dog, Sophie, and so many friends including Guy and Ruth Vrcek who were family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Michelle Trovato. Friends are welcome Friday, February 3, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. Private Inurnment with Military Honors will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VeteransLeadership Program,2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 at, 412-481-8200 or email: Condolences may be made at

Originally published February 01, 2023.

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