Victor Anthony Prestegiacomo, age 82, of Penn Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 1, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born, February 15, 1938 to the late Anthony and Teresina Prestegiacomo; beloved husband of Sandy for 23 years; loving father of Tracie (Frank) Imbarlina of Mt. Lebanon and John (Corie) Prestegiacomo of Perry, OH; stepfather of Michael (Joanne) Chizmar of Penn Township; proud grandfather ("Pap") of Nicole, Emma, Olivia, Tessa, Holly and Sean.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris (Bill) Allman and brother Dominic (Louise) Presto and is survived by sisters, Jill (Paul) Stutzman and Terri (Richard) Palumbo. He is also survived by his Aunt Tina Greco and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vic dedicated his life to mentoring children. He was a teacher for over 40 years, initially teaching history and English, but spent the bulk of his career teaching high school Spanish at Turtle Creek and then Woodland Hills. He directed the high school Spanish Club and volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, Assistant Scout Master, and CCD teacher. He was also a gifted artist, skilled in oil painting and drawing. Vic derived great joy from designing Halloween costumes for his children and grandchildren, and his students always looked forward to the coloring pages he would create for them. Vic was a faithful servant of God, demonstrating by example his unfailing respect for others and ability to find good in everyone he met. Family and friends are welcome for visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 02, 2020.