Victor F. Lagonia, Jr., 89, of Emporium died peacefuly at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport on Saturday (July 28, 2012) morning.
He was born May 31, 1923 in Austin, PA a son of the late Victor and Mary Cappelano Lagonia.
He married the late Lillian Thomas Lagonia.
Mr. Lagonia was a graduate of Austin Area High School. He was a Sgt. in the Army Air Force, serving in Africa, during World War II. He played in a pick-up band in the military with a member of Tommy Dorsie's Band. He also played in the Joe Walker Band in Austin and Emporium. Victor retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad where he worked for many years. He was a representative of the Union of the Pennsylvania Rail Road and was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW.
Loving Companion of 20 years: Patricia Campbell, Emporium
Sister: Lucille Colvin, Bethel Park
2 Step-Children: Grace Torrey, Florida and William Thomas, Florida
Several: Nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Victor and Mary Cappelano Lagonia
Wife: Lillian Thomas Lagonia
Sister: Katherine Civarella
Sister: Florence "Minnie" Leete
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (July 31, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 6-9 PM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to American Lung Associaltion, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to the charity of the donors choice.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.