Lawrence R. Pelerose (Larry / “Pella”), 90, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 19, 2020 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born September 17, 1929 in South Greensburg, a son of the late Lorenzo and Antoinette (Cataldo) Pelerose. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald (infant), Nicholas, and Anthony; and four sisters, Rosemarie Pelerose, Carmella Roland, Elizabeth Frelick, and Theresa Harbaugh. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor (Hays) Pelerose; daughters, Cindy Fetchero, and Rosemarie McQuaide and husband Keith; son, Timothy Lawrence Pelerose and wife Paula; four grandchildren, Lindsey Mitros and husband Justin, Teno Pelerose and wife Bethany, Dr. Dylan McQuaide, and Abigail Pelerose; two great-grandchildren, Zara Pelerose and Carson Michael Mitros; and several nieces and nephews. Larry was proud to be a Korean War veteran and wore his veterans ball cap everywhere. He was a retired equipment operator at Brown Boveri for 34 years. He was a lifelong “honoree” member of the AMS Club and the American Legion Post No. 981, South Greensburg. He was also a member of St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, South Greensburg. “Pella” loved sports. He jumped center for Greensburg Salem’s basketball team in 1948. He played softball and then coached the AMS softball team for many years. “Pella” was a passionate Notre Dame fan. He enjoyed many trips to South Bend, Indiana with his “Kooms.” He was a great dancer and a very fun-loving person who was loved by everyone. He was famous for telling “stories” which will be talked about forever. Larry will be missed very much by his loving family and friends. Relatives and friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Thursday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday in St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, South Greensburg. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Please be prepared to adhere to all current CDC guidelines, including face masks and social distancing. Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 25 people at a time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County Blind Association, 911 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bachafh.com
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