Eraldo “Hoss” Scacchitti

Eraldo ScacchittiEraldo “Hoss” Scacchitti, 56, of 649 Downing Court, Erie, PA and a former St. Marys resident, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 17, 2014, at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.

He was born June 28, 1957 in St. Marys, son of Gustavo “Gino” and Menina “Minnie” DeLuca Scacchitti, who survive.  He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1975, a 1979 graduate of Gannon University, and he received his Master’s Degree from Gannon University in 1982.  He was an employee of Gannon University.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Sandy Scacchitti of Harrisburg; and by aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Italy.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bruno Scacchitti.

Eraldo was a proud member of the TKE Fraternity at Gannon University.  He enjoyed crossword puzzles and texting.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening, March 21, 2014, from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bruno and Eraldo “Hoss” Scacchitti Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Gannon University, 109 University Square, Erie, PA  16541.

Denny Geitner March 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family of Hoss. I remember him from his High School days at ECC.

All the best in this time of sorrow, but celebrate his life not his passing.

Marie LaFarr Robinson March 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

My deepest condolences to your family and the loss of dear Eraldo. He will be greatly missed.

1975 Classmate, Marie LaFarr Robinson

Tony Rojer March 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Rest in Peace Hoss…

Thanks for the great memories; we’ll be there in spirit with you!
My sympathies and respect to Hoss’s family. He was a good man.
My prayers are with you and your family.

Tony Rojer – Aruba

Craig & Lucy Newton March 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Our deepest sympathy go out to Gino, Menina and Sandy in the loss of their beloved son and brother, “Hoss”. The only thing bigger than Eraldo was the size of his heart. He always made us laugh with his stories and his great imitations. He was truly one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him as we did and call him our close friend. We will always cherish the good times we shared with Eraldo, Sandy, Bruno, Menina and Gus at our home and theirs when we lived next to them. “Hoss” was a good and caring man who will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

An Alpha Gamma Delta Sister March 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm

RIP, it was a pleasure knowing you and having you look out for our sisters on campus. May God Bless you and your family, and all your TKE brothers.

Mark Dysert March 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

The most thoughtful, generous and selfless of men. Always thought of others before himself. A big brother, friend, mentor and father figure to so many. Rest peacefully, Eraldo 551.

Jim & Tracey (Geci) Duncan March 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Minnie & Gino,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Tracey

Denise Nickel Girts March 19, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Sandy, I am so sorry to hear that your brother and our classmate has passed. “Hoss” was always such a great guy and I’m sure that you and your parents will miss him. Take care and God bless you.

Denise Nickel Girts

Edwin O Kock March 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

To the Scacchitti family,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
May God give you confort in your time of grief.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Hoss as well as Bruno will always be in my prayers.
Farewell my Big Brother Hoss.

Edwin O Kock – Aruba

Janie (Selle) Lander March 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

I wish to send my deepest sympathies to Sandy and the entire family. I remember Hoss (and Sandy) fondly from high school and my son actually had the privilege to work with Hoss while he was attending Gannon back in the early 2000’s. Our prayers will be for your peace.

The Petrilli family March 20, 2014 at 8:47 pm

May God bless you in this difficult time. Our families grew together at The Fireproof and together shaped the Italian heritage of St.Marys.

You are in our daily prayers.

The John and Rocco Petrilli families.

Dan Songer March 21, 2014 at 10:15 am

My condolences to the family and to his co-officers at Gannon.

Tom Kaveney March 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

My sympathy to the Scacchitti family. Hoss, a true gentle giant, will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Rock Catalone March 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Sandy, Menina & Gus,
I am so sad and sorry to hear that Hoss has passed. My heart goes out to all of you on your loss of a son and a brother. Words cannot say how bad I feel that yous have to endure such pain and sadness during this time. I will miss him very much as all of his friends will. The memories of our times together will always be with me and I offer my prayers to the Lord that he is at peace and next to his brother in heaven. RIP Hoss, I wish we would have been able to spend more time together.
Love, Rock & Sandi

Brunella Florio March 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Le nostre più sentite condoglianze a tutti i famigliari e che le nostre preghiere arrivino fino a voi ed al Signore.
God bless you in questi difficili momenti.
Salvatore “Ennio”, Irma and Brunella Florio – Ventimiglia – Italy

Cusins of Italy March 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Sorry for your loss.
We will pray for you from Italy.
Salvatore Florio and wife, Elisa Zicola, Brunella Florio and family, Silvana Nari and family, Mariarosa and Gianni Florio and family from Ventimiglia

Sharon Huff McHugo March 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm

So sad to hear of one of my oldest playmates from childhood, my friend Dado, leaving this world. When I ran into him when my father passed away he told me I was the only one in the world who remembered that name. I remember it with affection and I will always remember all of the Scacchitti family with affection. Dado…I’m pretty sure we can beat the bus home…
Love, Sharon

Agnes Kock-Cheung April 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm

My deepest condolences to the Scacchitti family. My prayers and thoughts are with you, may God give you strength and comfort in this difficult time. I knew Hoss from my undergraduate years at Gannon University (’85). He was such a nice, friendly and gentle person. I’m sad to hear of his passing away. May he rest in peace.
Agnes Kock-Cheung

Steve Geimer April 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

Hoss will be missed! I did not find out until well after so I am sorry I was not there. He was a great brother, leader, and friend to all. Most times I get to Erie I would see him around campus someplace and enjoy catching up. My deepest condolences.

RIP, HNGN, YITB, Steve Geimer

Karen Costanzo Meholic May 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

My sincere condolences on the loss of Hoss. He was a great classmate.

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