Paul Raymond Lagrotteria

August 17, 2018

Age 83, of Penn Hills

Passed away August 17, 2018.

Preceded in death by his mother Concetta and father Louis, sisters Jenny Manella and Lena Talotta, brothers-in-law Anthony Talotta and Tony Greco, Survived by brother Joe (Sharon), sisters Jay (Bob) Veri, Tina Greco, and brother-in-law Tony Manella, sons Greg (Beth), Paul (Jane) and Jeffrey (Shelly), and grandchildren Alexa, Jeffrey and Nina and many nieces and nephews as well as many close friends.

Originally from East Liberty, where he developed may lifelong friends and enjoyed spending time at the Kingsley House where he taught weight lifting and body building.  Later moved to Penn Hills where his interest in construction led him to develop various properties including two apartment buildings.

Paul attended Westinghouse High School and continued his education, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.  He later went on to receive his Professional Engineering license.

He started his career with Westinghouse Electric working for the Electro-Mechanical division. Then went to work for Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Company which after numerous corporate name changes became Calgon Carbon, where he retired as a purchasing manager. He was one of the founding members of the Pittsburgh Chemical Association, and in 1975 was named General Chairman.  In 2013 he was honored for his years of service. He enjoyed golfing with his friends, working in his garden and weekends at Conneaut Lake with family and friends.

Family and Friends received Monday 2-4 & 6-9 PM at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. The funeral mass will be at St. Gerard Majella Church, Tuesday at 12 noon.

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