FIASCO, NEALE R., 85, Hastings, passed on to his reward December 22, 2021, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law. Born January 26, 1936, in Hastings, the son of Anthony “Goat” and Rosalia (Gray) Fiasco. Preceded in death by parents; sons, Anthony “Tony” Fiasco in 2012 and Mark Fiasco in 2019; brothers, Ross and Blaine Fiasco, sister, Donna Weakland; and son-in-law, Dane Younkin. Survived by his daughters, Terri (Andrew) Harkleroad, Cherry Tree and Marie Younkin (Kenny Pearce), Northern Cambria; grandchildren, Robert Fiasco, Nichole (Keith) Becker, Andrea (Marc) Wilson, Ryan (Missy) Hodge, Jessica (Adam) Bortz, McKenzie and Hannah Fiasco; great-grandchildren, Kara, Taylor, Danny, Isla and Anthony; and sister-in-law, Annebelle Fiasco. Also survived by his loving soul-mate of 47 years, Beverly Bopp, and her family, Chris (Cindy), Dave, Dan and Billy Bopp, Cherie (John), Gage and Hunter Fedora, and all who loved him. Neale lived his life fully dedicated to all that he did. He completed twelve years of school, never missing a day. Through those years he served as an altar boy, and began working at age 9 at Marcuzo’s Bar in the kitchen peeling potatoes. At 17, he completed his Eagle Scout Rank and that same year became a Marine. He was proud of his military service and faithfully honored fellow veterans as part of our local military funeral guard. Always a hard worker, he was formerly employed by Towmotor in Ohio, F.L. Smithe, Duncansville, former owner the Crystal Café Tavern, Hastings, worked for Owens Construction and Harkless Construction. After retiring he was kept busy and had fun with guys from Bent Nail Construction, Kermore Camp, and West Line Fishing. A life member of Hastings Moose, Ex-servicemen’s Club VFW Post 1586 Hastings, American Legion Post 506 Carrolltown, Marine Corps League, life member of Hastings Volunteer Fire Co, member of Carrolltown Fire Engine Co., Cambria County Fireman’s Assoc., State Fireman’s Assoc., and Central District Volunteer Fireman’s Assoc. Friends will be received from 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc, Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings. Military honors by local veterans organizations. The family wishes to thank the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center Homebound Program for their kindness and many services provided, Kindred Hospice for their excellent care and his many friends for their support, visits, meals and friendship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Neale’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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