In Loving Memory

Louis A. Perseghetti
5/27/1923 - 2/3/2013

Louis A. Perseghetti, age 89, of New Bethlehem and a resident of Brookside Assisted Living in Brookville, passed away early Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 at the Brookville Hospital, following a short illness.

Born May 27, 1923 in Seminole, Armstrong County, he was a son of the late Aquilois “Patsy” and Christina Angelo Perseghetti.

Louie graduated from the New Bethlehem High School in 1941 and was a well known tailback on the single wing of the high school football team.

After graduation, he joined the United States Army, serving in the 776st Artillery Battalion, which was part of Patton’s Third Army. His tour of duty took him to Germany, Belgium, France and Bastogne.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Louie obtained a pilot’s license and became a bush pilot in Alaska. He also drove a semi truck for O.K. Heilman, panned for gold in Alaska, worked on a fishing charter and ran the New Bethlehem Billiards Hall. He retired from Crawford Furniture.

In 1968, Louie purchased his camp at Blue Jay and was well known for his trout parties. He was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman, skeet shooter and snowmobiler. He will also be remembered by many for making his famous Bagna Cauda.

Louie was very active in the Barber Shop Quartet, was a Scout Master, a member of the Sheffield Rod and Gun Club, the New Bethlehem MOOSE Lodge and the New Bethlehem VFW Club.

Survivors include a brother, Emerson Perseghetti and his wife, Cindy, of Freeport; grand nephews: Louis Himes, Jr. and his wife, Shari, of Elgin, Illinois and Jack Perseghetti and his wife, Kim, of Rainer, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews located throughout the United States and JC “Just a Cat”.

In addition to his parents, Louie was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Henry P. Perseghetti, John P. Perseghetti, Ann Eisenhuth and Virginia Stewart. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Louis Himes, Sr.

Family and friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 301 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Ben Kundick officiating over the service.

Military honors will be accorded by the Walter W. Craig American Legion Post #354 of New Bethlehem.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Louis A. Perseghetti to the New Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department, 425 Arch Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242 or the Redbank Valley Community Center, P.O. Box 203, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.

Online condolences may be sent to Louie’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences

From:  Anita(Stouffer) Doswell   Abbeville Al

Relationship:  niece, Lou, Jr.'s mom

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Lou's passing. Wish I could be there to say goodbye to him. I know there are a lot of broken hearts and deep sadness for him, but God has another angel. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. love, Anita.

Sent:  2/4/2013

From:  Bob & Sandy Zacour   Kittanning Pa

Relationship:  Friend of the family

Emer & Cindy, Lois will be missed I am sure. It is hard to lose a family member. It is sometimes for the better and they are in a better place. We have to let they go and hopefully meet up with them again. Take care always thinking of you. Bob & Sandy

Sent:  2/4/2013

From:  Mark   Frog town PA

Relationship:  Friend

So sorry to hear of Louie's passing. He was a great man and friend to me and my Grandfather John LeVier.

Sent:  2/5/2013

From:  Eugene Rutkowski   New Bethlehem PA

Relationship:  friend

Louis, Remember the Boy Scout Fishing trip to Canada, and the boat motor that swam to the bottom. Thanks for sharing trout fishing at Blue-Jay, also the many wonderful days on Tionesta Creek. I have fond memories of roaming the mountains, looking for deer and turkey. May God Bless You, Gene and Hoodie Rutkowski

Sent:  2/5/2013

From:  Mike Zacour   Gaithersburg Maryland

Relationship:  Friend

Em. I was sorry to hear of Lou's passing. During our chats at the river, I remember you speaking fondly of him. Losing a sibling is not easy, but the good memories will always be there. My since condolences. Mike

Sent:  2/5/2013

From:  Terry & Pam Clinger   New Bethlehem Pa

Relationship:  Friend

Louis will be sadly missed by so many people he has touched through the years. Always a smile and a Hello when you seen him out. And even a big hug for the women. We will miss him very much every time Terry makes his Bagna Cauda. Rest in Peace and may God be with him.

Sent:  2/7/2013

From:  Shari Bailery Caldwell   Indiana pa

Relationship:  friend

So many of my memories of my Dad, Dick Bailey, include Louie. So many stories from that time and that gang make me smile. He was a good many and may God bless him. Also Ann cleaned our house as my Mom was very sick. She was a God send. Such a great family, and so sorry for the families loss Shari Baley Caldwell

Sent:  2/15/2013

From:  Ghislaine Gervais Boisvert   Fort-CoulongeQebec Canada

Relationship:  friend

So sorry to hear about a great friend Lou ,he was agreat friend of the Gervais family and he often came to Canada with his friends for fishing .so sorry had to learn the news this way .I knew something was wrong when the xmas card isent him came back,then I phoned and the phone had benn disconnected,if someone sees this from his family I/d like to hear from them thank you .

Sent:  4/9/2013

From:  cindyperseghetti   Freeport pa

Relationship:  sister in law

dear lou i love you and miss you .you warmed my heart with your laughter. and your smile was exzisite. u will always be in my heart.

Sent:  4/9/2013

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