Domenick A. Cupelli
For each lesson learned in life, there often is a great teacher-one of ours has passed on April 4, 2005. It
is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to our father and grandfather. We loved him and admired him
for his dignity.
Domenick A. Cupelli was born in Point Marion, Pa., on June 23, 1916, the son of the late Ralph and
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Emma (Scheggia) Cupelli; one brother, Alfred Cupelli;
and one uncle, Hugo Giannini of Point Marion.
He is a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Susan) Amedeo of Massillon, Ohio; a son, Richard (Anne) Cupelli
of Morgantown, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Christopher and Kara Amedeo and Benjamin and
Matthew Cupelli; a brother, Ralph (Aimee) Cupelli of Verona; and two sisters, Mrs. Regina Leoni of
Uniontown, and Mrs. John (Sarah) Kauper of Mount Lebanon.
He graduated from Point Marion High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a
Masters Degree in Education. Most of his life involved teaching business courses at South Union High
School (35 years). For nearly 40 years, he worked and later owned and co-managed Little Printing
Company with Hulda S. Williams.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He saw action in the North African and Italian
Campaigns. During the war, he was the first American soldier to land on the Island of Sardina. He
remained in the Army Reserves in Uniontown, where he served as commanding officer in the 429th
Engineering Battalion. He was called back to active duty during the Cuban Military Crisis in 1961, and
he served at Fort Bragg, N.C. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1962.
He also was elected and served as South Union Tax Collector for 12 years in the 60's and 70's. He
was a former partner in Meloni's Restaurant, which he and four other businessmen bought in the 70's.
He was a charter member of the South Union Sewage Authority, a former member of Isaak Walton,
where he served as State Secretary; a member of the Fayette County Restaurant Association, Sons of
Italy, AMVETS, VFW Post 47, Fayette County Retired Teachers, Retired Officers Association,
Parkinson's Support Group, Rotary Club of Uniontown, and a Paul Harris Fellow.. The family wishes
to express their gratitude to Lew and Donna Franko, who cared for Domenick for eight years.