Emil Cominotti, 94, of Dravosburg, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 8, 2018. He was born December 31, 1923, in Willock, PA, to the late Primo and Sylvia Natek Cominotti. Emil was a loving husband, for 59 years, to the late Loretta “Gerry” Geraldine McCallister Cominotti. Emil is survived by son, Mark Cominotti of Dravosburg; daughter, Christine (Mike) Gobbie of Glassport; grandchildren, Stephanie, Bob, Emily, Nicki, Erin, Anthony, Wesley, Michael, Mark, and Carly; great-grandchildren, Luke and Morgan who he loved dearly; sister, Jane Muller of OH; nieces and nephews. Along with his parents and spouse, Emil was preceded in death by sons, James and Dale Cominotti. He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during WWII, a member of St. Marks Roman Catholic Church, a lifetime member of Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, and Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Company #1. Emil retired from US Steel Edgar Thomson works after 44 years of employment, he was known to his co-workers in the Bop Shop as “Ponzi”. In the 60’s and 70’s, he was proud to be a baseball coach and vice president of the Dravosburg Boys’ Club. He was an avid hunter/fisherman and Pittsburgh Sports aficionado. Visitation will take place Friday, December 14, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A mass will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Marks Catholic Church in Liberty Boro, followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Light of Life Rescue Mission, 913 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or at give.lightoflife.org Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published December 10, 2018.