Alfred N. Sberna, 91, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Virgilio and Lisena Foiani Sberna. Alfred is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1942. On June 21, 1943 he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served with the 75th Bomb Squadron until his discharge on March 12, 1946 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded the American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.
Following his service with the Army, Alfred graduated from the Garfield Business College in Beaver Falls. He retired from the Social Security Administration in 1984 where he had worked as a claims and field representative in the Harrisburg, Farrell and New Castle offices for 33 years. Alfred is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Name Society of the Parish. He served on the Holy Redeemer Parish Council and was a Eucharistic Minister. He is a former board member of the Catholic Charities of Lawrence County. Alfred belongs to the Sons of Italy Lodge #608, and enjoyed woodworking.
Alfred is survived by his wife, Rose Segretti Sberna whom he married on April 19, 1952, his daughters, Melissa (Terry) Taylor of Perry Twp., and Luanne Sberna and her partner David Brezniak of Burlington, VT, his son, Martin (Colleen) Sberna of Midlothian, VI, his grandchildren, Matthew (Kathy) Begley, Adam Begley, Micah (Audrey) Begley, Brooke Sberna, Anthony Joseph Sberna, Katie Sberna, and Brett Mashteare, and his great-grandchildren, Lauryl Rose, Cameron, Kendall, Mia, Isaiah, Kaylani, Nico, Ona, Ari, Eva, and Eli.
He is also survived by his sisters, Elsie Squicquero of Canfield, OH, and Anita (Charles) Chaffin of Ellwood City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Matthew Joseph Sberna in 1966, and his brothers, Raymond Sberna and Richard Sberna.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 11:40 a.m. to conduct full military honors.
Mr. Sberna’s family would like extend a thank you to Dr. Mary Ann DiBiagio, the Ellwood City Hospital Home Health staff, and especially to his caregivers their loving care made it possible for him to remain at home.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Sberna’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.teolisfuneralhome.com.