Antonio Balestreri, 97, of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born June 22, 1926 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Salvatore and Giovanna Balestreri. Prior to his retirement, Antonio was a firefighter for the City of Pittsburgh and a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII. He was an all-around handyman who enjoyed woodworking, hunting and going to the beach. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Bernadine (Perella) Balestreri; sons, Anthony M. Balestreri and Daniel J. Balestreri and his wife, Kristen; grandchildren, Dominic (Ashley) and Mario. There will be no visitation. Private interment in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Antonio. Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published September 15, 2023.