Anthony F. Procacina, Sr., age 82, resident of McKeesport and Herminie, passed away Monday, November 29,2021 in ProMedica (HCR Manor Care) in Monroeville. Anthony was born, January 12, 1939 in Duquesne, he was the son of the late John A. and Anna L. Gugliardo-Suncine Procacina.
Prior to his retirement he was a foreman having worked for US Steel Duquesne Works for many years. Anthony was a member of St. Edward’s Church in Herminie. He was an outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. Anthony will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He was a kind and fun loving soul that loved his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Claire R. Kulha-Jackson-Procacina; two sisters, Marie Raymer and Dominica Konovich.
Anthony is survived by his sons, Anthony F. (Allegra) Procacina, Jr. of Nebraska and Jon (Traci) Procacina of Herminie; three daughters, Candie Ott, Ginger Zamito and Desiree Donnelly all of Nevada; three step-sons, Paul (JoEllen) Jackson of Texas, Edward (Colleen) Jackson of Monongahela and Randy (Corrine) Jackson of White Oak; grandchildren, Tony Cole Procacina (Fiance’ Stefanie), Dominic (Kaitlin) Procacina, Danyale (Alex) Davis, Justin Procacina (Girlfriend Regan), Brandie Ott, Shawn Ott, Nichole Zamito, Jason Zamito, Josh Donnelly, Giovanni Salvatore, Summerose Desire’e Donnelly, Liam Procacina and Jaxon Procacina. Jillyn Jackson, Kris Tina Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michele Jackson, Perry (Courtney) Jackson), Nicholas Jackson and Benjamin Jackson; great-grandchildren, a brother, Joseph Procacina and a sister, Anna Mae Adragna, both of Rostraver and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Anthony had two special grandchildren in his life that spent most of their lives with him and he adored, Kris Tina Jackson and Justin Jon Procacina.
Friends will be received Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Avenue, Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, a funeral liturgy will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:00am in the funeral home with Rev. Vincent A. Yee Concepion officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, North Versailles.
Memorial contributions in Anthony’s name should be made to the American Heart Association website www.heart.org
Rest with God Dad ~ Love You!
Originally published November 30, 2021.