Date of Birth: Sept. 17, 1915

Residence: Girard

Parents: Joseph and Jennie Perretta Cretella

Siblings: Brothers Steve, Anthony and Joseph, and a sister, Pauline, are deceased.

Spouse: Angeline Izzo, whom he married June 13, 1942, at St. Anthony Church in Girard, died June 2, 1998.

Children: Marilyn (Jack) Sich of Youngstown; Susann (Joe) Timko of Liberty; and Michael (Margie) Cretella of Austintown.

Grandchildren: Michael (Risa) Cretella; Anthony (Stefanie) Cretella; and Joseph Cretella.

Education: Girard schools.

Employment: U.S. Steel McDonald Works, retired in 1979.

Additional information: He is an original and charter member of the Girard Knights of Columbus. He is a member and an enthusiastic volunteer of St. Rose Church in Girard and its Old Timers. He was also a member of the church’s senior funeral altar servers and the church’s grounds crew. He also built booths for the festivals. His favorite job was as a server at the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s soup kitchen in Warren.

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