Showing posts with label Pace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pace. Show all posts

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Umberto Pace Society

During my research, I found several articles in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star newspaper on the Umberto Pace Society.  The group was comprised of citizens of Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy or their family members who lived in the Steubenville area.  Their purpose was simple described in the local newspaper, "its purpose is the binding together of former residents of the town of Pettorano sul Gizio  in Italy". 

The group was founded in 1931.  Two years later, James Carrara served as the club's president.  Entertainment for the second annual meeting in 1933 included Rocco Cicone, the Berarducci Trio, Lena Trombetti, R. Yannon and Ross Monaco.

In December of 1933, the club meet to elect officers for 1934.  Quirmo Lancia was elected president.  Others elected included: Pasquale Ioffolo, Guiseppe Cicone, Oreste Serafin, Marco Ginetti, Pietro Giannamore, Pietro Suffoletta, Rocco Cicone and Pietro Lancia.  In another note that was important to me included the evening's entertainment.  The music was provided by Giovanni Ciccolella and Pietro Lancia.  Ciccolella is my grandfather.  I have several photos of him with musical items, he loved to play the accordion.

In March of 1936, the club celebrated its 5th Anniversary.  Holding office at the time were Rocco Berarducci, Cesidio Grossi, Guiseppe Cicone, Giovanni DiFonso, Pietro Bonitatibus, Costanzo Grossi, Pietro Soffoletta, Antonia Monaco and Pasquale Cicone.  The club was praise for being a successful organization during its first five year, "...they have been very successful in its purpose of setting a high standard of brotherhood and unity among its members and providing for the entertainment of all who belong to the Umberto Pace club."

After seeing several articles, I began to wonder, Who was Umberto Pace?  So through a little more internet research, I found out that Umberto Pace was a native of Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.  He was considered a war hero, killed August 14, 1915 in Mount Sljeme (Croatia).  He was awarded the first Gold Medal in the "Great War", what many called World War I.

Today, there is a plaza in Pettorano sul Gizio dedicated to Umberto Pace.  A plaque is also on display for his honor.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Donato Danny Pace

The obit of Danny Pace appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on March 5, 1960.
Donato (Danny) Pace, 60, of 160 South 4th Street died at 3 p.m. Friday in his home.  He was born January 6, 1900 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy, a son of the late Cisidio and Margaret Orsini Pace.  Mr. Pace came to' the United States in 1918 and settled in Steubenville.  He was employed by Weirton Steel until 1946 and was employed by the Wheeling Steel Corp. until 1947.  He leaves his widow, Mrs. Anna Monaco Pace of Boston; two sons, Mike Pace of Boston and Anthony Pace of Steubenville; one daughter, Mrs. Guy (Virginia) Schiappa of Steubenville; one brother, Anthony Pace of Steubenville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) O'Malley and Mrs. Jules (Anna) DiFederico, both of Steubenville; and three grandchildren.  Two
brothers, John Pace and Ralph Pace, and one son, Vincent Pace,
preceded him in death.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home after 7 this evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. 

Maria Pace Crugnale

The obit of Maria Pace Crugnale appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on January 26, 1959.
Mrs. Maria Pace Crugnale, 82, of 3111 West 18th Street, Fort Lauderdale,Florida, a former resident of Mingo Junction, died at 2 p.m. Saturday in the North Broward General Hospital, Fort Lauderdale.  She had been a patient 10 days.  She was born February 9, 1876, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy.  Mrs. Crugnale had been a resident of Fort Lauderdale 17
months, coming from Mingo Junction, where she had resided 58 years.  She was a member of a Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, the Catholic Woman's Club of Mingo Junction, and the Sons of Italy of Steubenville.  Mrs. Crugnale leaves her husband, Matteo Crugnale; two sons, Anthony J. Crugnale of Steubenville and Rocco A. Crugnale of Mingo Junction; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Sweeney of Fort Lauderdale, Miss Sylvia Crugnale, at home and Mrs. George Thompson of Mingo Junction; one sister, Mrs. Judith Coletta of Mingo Junction; one brother, Mike Vandress of Canton; nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Hoff Funeral Home, Mingo Junction, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.  Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Mingo Junction.  The Rev. Fr. John Costlow will officiate.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville.

Ralph Pace

The obit of Ralph Pace appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on October 6, 1958.
Ralph Pace, 51, of 849 Lincoln Avenue died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles
O'Malley, with whom he made his home.  He apparently suffered a heart attack.  He was born September 13, 1907, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy, the son of the late Cesidio and Margaret Orsini Pace.  Mr. Pace came to the United States in 1910 and has been a resident of Steubenville since that time.  He was employed as a shear man in the cutting line department  of the Weirton Steel Company.  Mr. Pace was a member of Holy Name Cathedral, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion, Argonne Post 33 and the 25 Year Club of Weirton Steel.  He leaves two brothers, Anthony Pace and Dan Pace, both of Steubenville; two sisters, Mrs. O'Malley and Mrs. Jules DiFederico both of Steubenville; ten nieces and five nephews.  Two brothers Angelo Pace and John Pace, preceded him in death.  Friends may call at the  Mosti Funeral Home after 8 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.  Blessing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.