Richard Torboli

TORBOLI, Richard, 78, of Avella, died on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 3:01 a.m. in his home.

Mr. Torboli worked in the construction industry for 40 years as an Operating Engineer and a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Avella and Operating Engineers Local 132 of Wheeling.

On August 23, 1953 he married Margaret Kolesar, who survives. The couple also had a marriage ceremony on April 27, 2012 in St. Michael Church.

Surviving Mr. Torboli are: two sons, Rick (Kathy) Torboli of Avella and Randy (Sandy) Torboli of West Lake, OH; a daughter, Laura (Chris) Faria of Avon Lake, OH; six grandchildren, Nathan, Melissa, Kelsey, Haley, Bobby and Kaity; three great – grandchildren, Brayden, Maxim and Giuliana.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., located at 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 4, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, located at 97 Highland Ave., Avella, with Rev. Robert M. Staszewski, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Avella.

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