Stephen G. Fanala, Jr., 68, of West Newton, died Monday, March 11, 2019. He was born July 17, 1950 in McKeesport a son of Theresa (Barcarolo) Fanala and the late Stephen G. Fanala, Sr. Stephen was employed for 45 years by U.S. Steel Irvin Works as an overhead crane operator. He was a member of Sutersville Sportsmen’s, West Newton Sportsmen’s, Ferndale Sportsmen’s, and F&AM No. 593 Blythe Lodge. For 45 years he was a hunter and trapper education instructor with the PA Game Commission. Stephen served as a Staff Sergeant in the PA Air National Guard and was a Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. Well known for his love of hunting and passion for aviation, he was an avid pilot. He was devoted to his family and loved the outdoors. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Betsy (Angelcyk) Fanala; daughter, Maribeth Izzo and husband, Dr. Louis Izzo; son, Stephen Fanala and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Roman Sager, Brandy Sager, Cheyenne Fanala, Brooke Fanala, Hunter Izzo, and Joshua Izzo; brothers, Joseph Fanala and wife, Mary, and George Fanala and wife, Donna; and nephews, Jeffrey, George, and Rick Fanala. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a nephew, Brad Fanala. Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8pm Friday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday in St. Edward Church, Herminie. Everyone is asked to go directly to church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com
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