We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Republic Location
Victor Louis Pallotta, age 97, passed away peacefully in his home on May 16, 2022 with his loving wife of 71 years by his side.
Born April 18, 1925, to Jenny Martucci and Louis Pallotta, he grew up in Uniontown, PA. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served there until 1945. During that time, he served in Italy and fought in the Battle of Bari. When he returned, he met the love of his life and married Rose Cuteri. They lived in Merrittstown their entire life.
During the early years, he worked at his father- in- law’s business. Later, he owned and operated his own barber and beauty supply business, MarViLou. He traveled the tri state area for years plying his trade until 1977, when he began working in the coal mines. He worked there until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion and the UMWA. Never one to be idle, he enjoyed hobbies such as cooking, spending time at Duda’s farm and, of course, making wine. His favorite past time however was spending time with all his nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He never tired of taking them all to the farm and for ice cream. This was truly his greatest joy.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rose Cuteri Pallotta, his sons Lou and Mark and daughter Victoria Skobel, son-in-law, Robert Skobel; his sister, Lida Metz; grandchildren Nicole Rose Pallotta, Teresa Jo (Ben) Campbell, Victor Pallotta of Georgia, Audrey (Alex) Blank of Arizona, Christie (Christopher) Gill of Tennessee, Frank Skobel of Colorado, Jessica (Cody) Barber of Texas. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Truitt, Branson and Cole Campbell; Ethan and Eloise Blank; Ann Mare and Harrison Gill; Benjamin Barber, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother James Pallotta; sisters Katherine Lewis, Lana Conte, Rose Divizie; and Margaret Melanosky.
Words cannot express our gratitude to his caregivers, Bobbi Jo, Mariah, Ron, Lynette, Nurse Jackie and Lisa for their kind, loving and compassionate care.
Friends will be received at Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion St, Republic, PA from 4 to 8 pm on Friday May 20, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (Footedale Worship site) on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10 am, followed by interment at Lafayette Cemetery (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital (stjude.org/donate) in his memory.