Monday, May 10, 2010

Pietro Bonitatibus

The obit of Pietro Bonitatibus appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on September 6, 1972
Pietro Bonitatibus, 87, of 2056 Eva Drive, Steubenville, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, September 4, 1972 in the Royal Pavilion Extended Care Facility after an extended illness.  Born June 27, 1885 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Maria D'Aurora Bonitatibus.  He retired in 1955 from the Tube Mill of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was married in 1907, to the former Carmella D'Aurora and she preceded him in death on April 14, 1969.  Survived by a son, Nick Bonitatibus of Steubenville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Falkner, Mrs. Pearl Zende, and Mrs. Leo (Ida) Kuczynski, all of Steubenville and Mrs. Levio (Anita) Sperduti, with whom he resided; 1 brother, Antonio Bonitatibus of East Liverpool; 1 sister, Mrs. Elisa DeRenzo of Midland, Pa.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.   Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 2 sons and a daughter; 2 brothers, Charles Bonitatibus of Weirton and Joseph Bonitatibus of Charleroi, Pa., and 1 sister, Librata in Italy.  Member of the Sons of Italy Christopher Columbus Lodge 705 of Steubenville and St. Anthony's Church where a Funeral High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 1972 with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul L Richter as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Friends are being received at the Mosti Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

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