- SYMPATHY NOTE
Carmelo F. Presogna
Carmelo F. "Carm" Presogna, 92, of Erie Pennsylvania passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, August 18, 2019.
Carm was born in Montenero Val Cocchiara, Italy, on October 13, 1926, the son of Guiseppe and Carmela Fabrizio Presogna. He was preceded in death by his parents, twelve siblings and his loving wife Janet.
Carm is survived by his son Jeffrey Presogna, CPA (Heidi), his daughter Valerie Rodriguez, his grandchildren Sarita Bonifacio (Ivan), Eric Presogna, CPA (Jessica), Tara Presogna (Michael), Carlos Sanchez Jr. (Courtney), and several great grandchildren, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Carm proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged from service December 3, 1956. Carm was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground Army Base in Aberdeen, Maryland in 1950 where he met and married his wife Janet. Shortly thereafter he was discharged from the army and he and Janet relocated to Erie, PA where most of his family resided.
Carm worked at General Electric Company for approximately 25 years as an electrician. Although an excellent electrician he was known by many as a "Mr. Fix-it-up Guy" as there was virtually nothing he could not fix. He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with family. Another one of his great talents was cooking for the family, he loved making his own spaghetti sauce, his own pizzas and pasta fagioli and he made the gravy for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Carm was kind, honorable, a gentleman and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered in the hearts of his family and friends.
Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Burial will be private in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the V.A. Medical Center Hospice Program, 135 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504.
The family would like to thank the Veterans Administration, UPMC Hospice and all of the nurses and caregivers that assisted them during this very difficult time.