Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:00-8:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial will be St. Michael Cemetery
Nicholas J. Travaglini, age 87, of St. Paul's and formerly of W. Homer St. Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, September 4, 2016 in UPMC Horizon Greenville.
He was born in Greenville on September 6, 1928 to Domenico and Elizabeth M. (Delett) Travaglini. On April 23, 1960, he married, the former Rosalie B. Brindle, she passed away on June 6, 1984.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara A. McClimans, Susan E. Travaglini, Rosemarie Travaglini and Jennie A. Kather and her husband Todd, all of Greenville, two sons, John E. Travaglini and James D. Travaglini, both of Greenville, and three grandchildren, Stephen Maietta and his wife Sarah, Erik Travaglini, and Nicolette McClimans.
Nick was a 1947 graduate of Penn High School and had retired in 1994 from the former Smoke House Bar in Greenville, where he had worked as a bartender for fifteen years. He had previously been the owner/operator of the former Pizza Tavern and Sportsman Tavern, both in Greenville, and he had also held previous employment at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp., Sharon, where he worked as a group leader.
Nick was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, the Italian Home Club, and had been the founder and first President of the former Sertoma Club in Greenville in 1969. Most Importantly was Nick's passion for sports. From his youth until his recent declining health, Nick was always in tuned with with the sporting world. He had been active with the Greenville Soft Pitch Softball League for twenty-six years and had been a longtime Manager for many youth baseball teams in Greenville. A die hard Greenville Football follower, Nick had attended every Greenville Home Football Game since 1941, and had attended most all away games. He had served on the Board of Directors of the Mercer County Hall of Fame since 1978, and himself was inducted into the Hall in 1986. Nick also followed passionately the professional sports teams, having attended three Super Bowls and five World Series Games, including the first nighttime World Series Game that was held in Pittsburgh. In addition, he was in attendance in Cleveland, for the first Monday Night Football Game ever played.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother, Joseph Travaglini.
Memorial contibutions may be made to the Greenville Football Club, 9 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or The Good Samaritan Fund at St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.