Lino Conti

October 31, 1932 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 89)


Lino Conti, 89, of Leechburg, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, peacefully, at his home. Lino was born in Kiskimere, Armstrong Co., PA on October 31, 1932, a son of the late Caroline (Scandola) and James Conti. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. His troop was at the firing of the first Atomic Cannon that took place in Nevada in 1953. Lino remained friends with his regiment for years after his service and continued to enjoy many travels and memories together at their annual reunions. Upon his return from the Army, Lino took a job at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in West Leechburg. He was a Service Man and worked at the mill for the 44 years, retiring in 1994. He was a longtime member of Christ the King Church in Gilpin Twp. Lino enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fire wood cutter. He enjoyed hunting at the family camp and fishing there with his wife. He loved giving back to his local community and spent many years volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul and Leechburg’s Recycle Center. He was a member of the VFW Post 92, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 775. Ultimately nothing mattered more to Lino than spending time with his family. He loved spending his Saturday nights at family dinners, playing many card games and enjoying the energy of his great grandkids. His grandkids biggest fan, he never missed a sporting event if he could help it and his signature blue jacket could always be seen in the stands. He was a model of hard work, humility, and love to everyone. Lino is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Louise J. (Oglietti) Conti. Surviving family members include his brother Julio Conti; three daughters - Debbie & Louie Canzano, of Gilpin Twp.; Diane & Ed Pavilonis, of New Kensington and Denise & David Wisniewski, of Bellevue; His grandchildren, Annie (Mike) Diller, Tony (Alayna) Canzano, Alison Pavilonis, Mallory (Jonathan) Knoll, Tyler, Megan & Kayley Wisniewski. Great grandchildren, Jozie Diller, Maggie & Emma Canzano and Andrew Lino Knoll. Lino is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother. A private family visitation and Funeral Mass were held, and Lino was buried at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Gilpin Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kiskiminetas Watershed Association, PO Box 83, Leechburg,PA. 15656 or the Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., Leechburg, PA 15656 

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