Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Carmelo G. “Papa” Casella, 80, of Weirton, passed away Monday, September 19, 2005 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born April 19, 1925 in Santo Angelo diBrolo, Sicily, he was the son of the late Filippo and Rosaria Casella. He was also preceded in death by his brother Luigi. After arriving from Sicily in December, 1960, Carmelo spent 30 years working as a body repairman for Starvaggi Industries. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Sons of Italy and the Four Seasons Senior Group. Carmelo is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Nicolina (Traviglia) Casella whom he married August 1, 1954 in Santo Angelo diBrolo, Sicily; four loving and cherished daughters Rosaria Steiner and her husband Dwayne and Phyllis Casella all of Weirton, Caterina Ramser and her husband Steve of Upper St. Clair, PA and Sonia Papas and her husband Ted of Grove City, OH; sister Anna Pintaudi of Sicily, and seven very precious grandchildren Joseph and Carissa Steiner, Stephen, Nicholas and Catherine Ramser, Anna and Baby Papas. Carmelo also leaves the fiancé of Carissa Steiner, Lew Kovarik and his son, Kody and several nieces and nephews in Italy. Friends will be received 5-9 PM Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Stephen Dube presiding. Entombment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. Please consider a contribution in memory of Carmelo to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation. Share tributes and memories with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Mrs Casella, Cathy, and family Please accept my sincerest sympathies in the passing of Mr. Casella. He was such a sweet and kind man and I truly enjoyed talking to him when he would stop at the pharmacy to pick up his prescriptions. May God comfort you through this difficult time and may the many wonderful memories that you have console you. I apologize that I won’t be able to pay my rescpects but I have to work tonight and Friday. With heartfelt and understanding Sympathy, Natalie Teaff and family

  2. Dear Sonia and Ted, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. This has to be so difficult for you, especially since it should be a time of joy due to the approaching birth of your second child. . . maybe your 2nd born will be like mine, the miracle angel child who brought light to my world when my father was dying. . . He helped me so much. . . and then there is Anna, she is like my Annie . . I know looking into her big, beautiful eyes will give you comfort. Bless you, and comfort you.

  3. Mrs. Casella, Rose and family, We were saddened to hear of your husband/father’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Ken and Penny

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