Mr. Joseph E Scala, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020 with his family at his side. Born on November 29 1927 in Wampum, Pa to the late Nick and Amanda “Mundy” (Fontana) Scala. He graduated from Wampum High School and attended Geneva College. He served as a Weather Observer for the US Air Force ( Army Air Corp). He was a past chairman of the Beaver County Tourist Promotion Association , served as Vice President of the Wampum Boro Council, and past President of the Wampum Rotary Club. Joe had a long and distinguished career with the American Automobile Club where he eventually served as President of the Beaver-Lawrence County AAA . He also served as Chairman of the PA AAA Federation and President of AAA smaller clubs. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Margaret ( Maggie) Scala.
He is survived by his son, Edward Scala of New Castle, Pa, stepdaughter, Donnalee Gillen of Wall, NJ, and stepson Charles of Ca., his sister, Jean (Eugene) Morobito of Mars, PA, his brother, Ronald Scala of Wampum, Pa, and sister-in-law, Eleanore Leon of Spring Lake, NJ , two grandsons he adored, Carey and Kavian Bina of Villanova PA. He his also survived by nephews and nieces, Greg Scala of West Middlesex Pa, Ronald (Jen) Scala of Orlando, Patty ( Steve) Fradkin of Reisterstown, MD, Raymond Scala of Harlansburg Pa , Carol Ann Morabito of Las Vegas, NV, MaryAnn ( Charles) Milcic of Cranberry Twp., Eugene (Annette) Morabito of Fredricksburgh, Va, special cousin, Raymond ( Patti) Fontana of Indianapolis IN, as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Joe was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. Using his quick wit he gave as well as he took and always had a one II in the holster waiting for the unexpecting victim. He enoyed weekly trips to the OTB and our annual Myrtle Beach golf trips with close friends and family. He also loved his time spent at the family camp in Franklin, PA sharing hours in the boat fishing and telling stories. He has left his friends and family with cherished memories that will always bring a smile to those who share them. Special thanks to all at Clenn-Moore Nursing Home in New Castle, Pa who treated him as family and looked after him so well and also to his “adopted son” Louis Pomerico who helped so much in caring for Joe.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in the Holy Redeemer Mausoleum. Due to the current COVID-19 issues, a celebration of life for Mr. Scala will announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund, 300 Crescent Ave., Suite 1, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 16117.
The funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc..