Nerino R. Facchine

Nerino R. Facchine, 89, of 1762 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.

He was born October 4, 1923 in Byrnedale, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Baruffalo Facchine.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville Schools.  He had been an employee of Stackpole Carbon Company for over 25 years, founded Facchine Sanitation in Kersey in 1964 and was a self-employed mason.

In February 1976, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Sara Woelfel Wolfe, who survives.  He is also survived by three daughters, Mary Jo (Charles) Wheeler of St. Marys, Barbara (Steven) Ginther of St. Marys and Kathryn (Thomas) Krug of Brockway; a son, Daniel (Lou Ann) Wolfe of Emporium; seven grandchildren, Angela (Daniel) Breitkreutz, Nicholas (Noel Martinez) Krug, Thomas (Courtney) Krug, Jr., Rebecca (Robert) Burns, Brenda (Matthew) Conner, Cristin (Michael) Lilley and Angela Danner; and 12 great grandchildren, Madison Breitkreutz, Sydney Breitkreutz, Grace Breitkreutz, Lydia Conner, Louie Conner, Hayden Lilley, Addison Lilley, Hunter Zebley, Treveyn Seeley, Jack Krug, Charlie Krug and Sam Krug.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith, who passed away in 1973; four sisters, Pearl Casper, Violet Jindy, Margaret Trenn and Doris DeLucia; and two brothers, Joseph Facchine and Rudolph “Sonny” Facchine.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Mr. Facchine was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the Fox Twp. Legion and the Emporium Moose Lodge.  He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the Army in the European Theatre.  He enjoyed play cards and getting hugs from his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, January 20, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

The Bealls January 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

We are truly saddened by your loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your grandfather.

Ron, Jodi and Angalee

Judy Woelfel January 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rob, Judy, Wray, Tyrel, Gideon, Cody and Zeph

Andrea Straw January 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

To my dear cousin Bernie Briendel, her brother Francis Facchine and her sister Denise, myself and my family would like to send our deepest condolences in the passing of your father. Remember him as he was when you saw him last and pray his soul is finally at peace. Bernie, if there is anything i can do for you just call. And Maggie and Brandie, even though you weren’t too close to your grandfather because of circumstances beyond your control, he will always be your grandpa and in his heart is where he kept you.
Love to you all and only you.
Love, Cousin Andrea Straw, Buffalo, NY

Teresa and Jeff Diegelman January 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

We are sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

CHRISIE SHERRY January 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm


ROSE {NEFF} SCHLODER January 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

To Fran, Bernie & Denise & Facchine family members,
Fran, I would like to send you, Toni, Angela & Fran Jr. my sympathy in the loss of your father. As for, it is what it is; he was your Father also & is now @ peace in heaven & may he RIP.
My thoughts are with you, Toni, Angi & Lil Fran along with your sisters Bernie & Denise with their famlies.
With Sympathy, Rose & Ron Schloder

Marcella Tucker January 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm

To Edith and Nerino’s family, Dear Fran, Bernie, Denise and families,
I would like to express my feelings to you all at this time. Life gives us challenges, your father is now finally at peace and with your Mom sharing their love for you all without guilt. May you all find comfort as in the past with the strong bond you all have with your family and have faith you all will be with your Mom and Dad again. Love to all.

Heidi Garner January 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

To Denise & Bernie & Francis and their children:
Sorry for your loss of your father. May you have peace now and know that when you go to heaven there will be no one there to stop you at the door and you will get in to see your father. May he be at peace.

Gerri and Mike Ireland January 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm

So sorry to hear of Nerino’s passing. I remembered him when I worked at The Hour Glass Cleaners, Burkes Home Center and Northwest Bank and he loved my Husband’s Pumpkin Flowers from The Farmers Market. He will be missed and certainly remembered by all of his family and friends.

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