METALLA, FRANCIS D., 82, BLACK LICK, PA
went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He was born January 27, 1930 in Center Twp., PA, the son of the late Joseph Metalla and Anna (Lupjo) Metalla. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lucerne Mines, PA. He married Mary (Kolish) Metalla on September 30, 1951 at St. Louis Church, Lucerne Mines. Mr. Metalla was retired and a veteran. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also loved watching the daily mass on EWTN. He is survived by his son, Daniel Metalla & Jen of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, son, Frank Metalla & Betsy of Palmertown, PA, son, David Metalla & Tracy of Homer City, PA, daughter, Cathy Suman & Bill of Palmertown, PA, daughter, Connie Metalla Pividori of Black Lick, PA, 6 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren and sister, Helen Greenman of St. Louis, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. (Kolish) Metalla who died January 22, 2012, grandchild, Corry Ann Suman who died on April 5, 2012,brothers, Mike, John, Joseph & Rudy Metalla and sisters, Anna Kuzma and Mary Deandrea. The Family will receive friends on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lucerne Mines, PA with the Fr. Ronald Cyktor, Jr. as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Louis Cemetery, Lucerne Mines, PA. The VFW Post #5821 & the American Legion Post #0407 will conduct graveside military services. Memorial donations may be made to Indiana County Humane Society, 65 Haven Drive, Indiana, PA 15701 or to the family to help defray costs.