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Nick A. Ciappa, Sr

Nick A. Ciappa Sr., 90, of California, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2008 in Mon Valley Care Center. He was born November 5, 1917 in Van Voorhis, a son of the late Enrico and Nunzia Antonucci Ciappa. He was Catholic by faith. Mr. Ciappa was a member of the United Mine Workers, having worked as a coal miner for 46 years at Beth Energy Mine No. 60. Survivors include two sons and daughters- in-law, Hank "Sonny" and Mariolein Ciappa, of Lincoln, Calif., and Nick Jr. and Linda Ciappa, of Roscoe; three grandchildren, Carrie Ann Rangel and husband Eddie, and Sean Ciappa, all of San Jose, Calif., and Hank Ciappa and wife Wendy, of Lincoln, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Della Radomile and husband Lewis, of Van Voorhis, and Helen Davis, of Charleroi; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose S. Ciappa, in 1991; and a sister, Emma Bell. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the ED MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES INC., Roscoe (724-938-9323). A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 20, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Fr. George Moneck officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township.


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