Charles A. Cervone, 92, of 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, formerly of 13261 Laurel Drive, Meadville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
Charles was born in Meadville on Aug. 31, 1920, a son of the late Nicholas Cervone and Amelia Camerino Cervone. On Sept. 25, 1947, he married Louise Quindardo, who survives.
He was a member of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.
Charles owned and operated the former Cervone Pennzoil on Park Avenue from 1955 until his retirement in 1988. For 10 years, during that time, his business was the dealership for Hertz Rental. Following his graduation from Meadville High School, Charles served his country during World War II from Sept. 17, 1942, until his honorable discharge on Dec. 20, 1945. During this time he was involved with the Battle of Normandy. Prior to the war and immediately following for 10 years, he was employed by the former American Viscose. He loved reading, especially Readers Digest, and enjoyed watching NASCAR.
In addition to his wife, Louise, of 65 years, Charles is survived by a son, Charles (Charlie) Cervone and his wife, Patricia, of Meadville; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Cervone and Girard Cervone; five sisters, Sister Angela Cervone, Johanna (Jenny) Baker, Antoinette Pascarella and two infants, Mary Elizabeth Cervone and Alexandria Cervone.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Father Marc Solomon, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.
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