Americus J. "Baggie" Baggiossi, 93, of Sharpsville, formerly of Hermitage, died at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 20, 2018, of natural causes at Juniper Village.
He was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Sharpsville, the son of Rocco and Rose (Arduini) Baggiossi.
He attended Sharpsville High School.
He was drafted and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He fought in the invasion of Normandy and southern France.
Baggie worked for Shenango Inc. in Sharpsville as a crane operator for 37 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Sharpsville.
He was a member of Sharpsville VFW and Shenango Bowling League in Sharpsville.
He was a member of the Sharpsville High School football team in 1942, for which he scored five touchdowns in one game. He coached and umpired Little League baseball games and was the first coach of midget football for Sharpsville. He was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by: daughters Bonnie M. Webster and her husband Scott of Berkley Springs, W.Va., and Tammy A. Fritchey of Norfolk, Va.; son Terry J. Baggiossi of Anaheim, Va.; sister Connie DeJulia of Sharpsville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Anna (Sciarro) Baggiossi, whom he married Jan. 26, 1952 and who passed away July 7, 2002; a son, Rocco J. Baggiossi; a sister, Marion Molinari; and a brother, Anthony Baggiossi.
Americus J. "Baggie," 93, of Sharpsville, formerly of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday (1-25-18) in the JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign guest book at www.flynnfuneralhome.com
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville, with Rev. Matthew J. Strickenberger as celebrant.
Entombment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on January 22, 2018