Nicholas R. Bosco, 90, of Blairsville (Brenizer), passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.
He was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Bradenville, the son of Angelo and Elisa (Brandimarte) Bosco.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry with over 40 years of service.
He was a member of SS. Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville, where he served on various parish committees.
Nicholas was a dedicated member of the Blairsville Military Service Group and was instrumental in the creation of the Blairsville Area Veterans Float for use in various parades.
He was an avid hunter, enjoyed polka dancing, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family.
Nicholas is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lillian “Dolly” (Flasick) Bosco; three daughters: Suzanne Ramsey and husband Robert, of Indiana; Joanne Sloan and husband Mark, of Duncansville; and Diane Rhea and husband Henry, of Blairsville; five grandchildren: Rebecca (Ramsey) Brown and husband Michael, of Galeton; Julie (Ramsey) Spehar and husband Borut, of Somerset; Laura Ramsey, of Ebensburg; Heather (Rhea) Frayvolt and husband Eric, of Ligonier; and Michael Rhea and wife Danielle, of Indiana; six great-grandchildren: Parker, Cecily, Adria, Lydia, Braylin and Colton; a sister, Judith Brinker, of Latrobe; a brother, Angelo Bosco, of Latrobe; brother-in-law Joseph Flasick, of Brenizer, and sisters-in-law Judy, Elsie and Jacquelyn Bosco.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Stanley Bosco, in 2011; brothers Gustino, John and Ferdinand Bosco; and sisters Elisa (Bosco) Fleming, Mary and Sophia Bosco.
The family will receive friends at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A wake service will be held in the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m. Prayers of transfer will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 9:15 a.m. prior to a funeral Mass at SS. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, at 10 a.m. Father Stephen R. Bugay will officiate.
VFW Post #5821 and the American Legion Post #0407 will conduct military services Friday morning.
Interment will be in the SS. Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.