Luigi Gambellin, 92 of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in San Luis Obispo, CA.
He was born on August 26, 1929, in Saletto di Morsano Al Tagliamento, Italy a son of the late Ernesto and Angela (Bot) Gambellin. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Isolina Judith (Cattaruzza) Gambellin; one brother, Giuseppe Gambellin; and a sister, Marisa Benvenuto.
Luigi served in the Italian Army as an Alpine Soldier before moving to the United States on March 1, 1954. He was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church and President of the Garibaldi Club in Follansbee, WV. Luigi worked as a Carpenter in the Carpenters Local Union #3.
He is survived by three children, Angela Elisa (Phil) Kiesewetter of Cayucos, CA, Marisa Eckels of Pittsburgh, PA, Ernest (Tracey) Gambellin of Leesburg, FL; six grandchildren, Ryan (Sarah) Eckels, Shane (Crystal) Eckels, Jessie Gambellin, Sydney (Fiance Troy Webb) Gambellin, Alexa Gambellin, and Jennifer (Duncan) Tenney; 6 great grandchildren, Brayden, Carter, Lily, Sabrina Eckels, Kaci Byrne and Addy Tenney; a sister in law Rosa Gambellin; several nieces, nephews, and cousins in Italy.
Visitation for Luigi will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 P.M. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St Follansbee, WV.
A catholic funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 12th at 10:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church 1017 Jefferson St. Follansbee, WV 26037 with Father Richard Jones as celebrant.
Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741.
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