Tonight we lost a great person, who over the past year went through a lot of pain and misery. No matter how much suffering he was in he always brought a smile and laughter to everyone who knew him. He fought a tough battle. He Truly will be Missed.
May He Ride Long and Hard with the Wind At His Back
R.I.P. " HOOKER "
For some background: Greg had quadruple bypass and three valve
replacements in his heart in early February. He had been off work
for over a year with blood clot problems in his legs. After the
surgery he was able to go home for a short time but was on dialysis
three times a week. He then developed MRSA and was taken to a
local hospital then Life-Flighted to another facility over last
weekend. Tonight he was removed from life support and peacefully
went home. He leaves behind four children and the love and
support from the Steel City VROC Gang.
Gregory L. Pacelli, 46, of
Jeannette, passed away Friday, Feb. 27,
2009, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. He was born Aug. 12, 1962, in
Jeannette, a son of the late Joseph and Laura "Dolly" Pacelli. Prior to
his illness, Greg worked as a warehouse supervisor for Marsula
Electric. He was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette, and the Steel
City Vulcan Riders Owners Club. In addition to his parents, he was
predeceased by an infant daughter, Laura Elizabeth Pacelli. He is
survived by three children, Nicholas and Alexander Pacelli, both of
Jeannette, and Alaina Pacelli, of Greensburg; a stepdaughter, Angela
Varsafsky, of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Patricia Bishop and husband,
Loren, of DuBois, and Pam Simons, of Jeannette; a brother, James J.
Pacelli and wife, Mary, of Jeannette; three aunts, Elizabeth "Betty"
Rugito, of Jeannette, with whom he resided, Dolores Baird, of Florida,
and Laura Mae Pacelli, of Hyndman; and numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St.,
Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
Ascension Church with Father John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment
will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township.