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Albert L. Rotunno of Hermitage passed away peacefully at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at his residence in St. John XXII Home, following a brief illness. He was 91.
Mr. Rotunno was born July 5, 1926, in Sharon, a son of Anthony and Jennie (Perrotta) Rotunno. A lifelong area resident, Albert graduated from Sharon High School.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force during World War II in the Pacific theater of operation. Al attained the rank of sergeant in the 836th Engineer Aviation Battalion and was decorated with several accreditations.
Following his honorable discharge, Al began working at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he was a mounter in the H Building for 38 years, retiring in 1985.
"Big Al" had a passion for golf. He enjoyed golfing on all the local courses and served as a ranger during many tournaments. Al was most proud of his two holes-in-one during his long career.
Al was of the Catholic faith, and both he and his wife, Marge, were founding members of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
He was a longtime member of the Italian Home Club, Farrell; VFW Post 1338 and American Legion Post 299, both Sharon; and the Westinghouse Golf League.
While Albert resided at St. John XXIII he was able to make new friends and rekindle old relationships with childhood friends. Al and Marge were a big part of a highly competitive card game, Skat, which they looked forward to daily.
On Sept. 22, 1951, Albert married "the girl next door," the former Marge Yevchak. They have been married for 65 wonderful years. She survives at home.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Suzan (Gregory) Mehalko, Brookfield; two sons, Anthony (Diane) Rotunno, Raleigh, N.C.; and Daniel (Jeanne) Rotunno, Hermitage; and a sister, Grace Fulford, Hermitage.
Besides his parents, Al was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Rotunno; and a sister Marie Aldrich.
A special thanks to Sharon Regional Hospice and especially the staff at St. John XXIII Home. Each and every one of the staff members showed amazing care and compassion to Albert and his family.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Buhl Park Corp., 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, PA 16148 toward "a bench with a view" Al loved the park and walked there daily or St. John XXIII Home, 2250 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage.

Albert L., 91, of Hermitage,
Calling hour: 1 p.m. until the time of Mass Tuesday (8-29-17) in the Roncalli Center of St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Roncalli Center, with the Rev. Henry C. Andrae, chaplain, as celebrant.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on August 27, 2017
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