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Charles C. Scimmi , 88, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at home. He was born March 14, 1928, in Greensburg, a son of the late Armando and Mary Conzatti Scimmi. Charlie's mother always loved accordion music. She influenced Charlie to take accordion lessons at the age of 12. He played for 63 years in bands from the age of 16 until he retired at the age of 79. In 1952, he formed the band called the Delmars and played until he retired in 2006. He served during the Korean War and was a retired machinist for the Elliott Co., Jeannette, and a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Elliott Retirees Club, the Musicians Local No. 339 and American Legion Post 344. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Carroll, Sylvia Zina, Jean Pelerose and Emma Chagaris. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Mary L. Amatangelo Scimmi; two children, Cheryl Trice and husband, Dennis, of Point Marion, and Michael Scimmi and Patty DelPaine, of Greensburg; three grandsons, Dennis Trice Jr. and wife, Cathy, Jeffrey Trice and fiancee, Jacki Scott, and Mark Trice and wife, Sonya; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tanner Trice; a sister, Cecelia Grajcar, of Greensburg; two sisters-in-law, Rose Fredo and husband, Peter, and Mary Amatangelo; two brothers-in-law, George Chagaris and Louis Amatangelo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Charles from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. The family would like to thank the staff at Excela Home Care and Hospice for the compassionate care that was shown to Charlie. Memorial donations may be made to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, or the Bethlehem Project, 300 N. Main St., both in Greensburg, PA 15601. Charles' family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
134 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg PA 15601
300 N. Main St., Greensburg PA 15601
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