Clemente Pede

March 20th, 1928 - November 18th, 2017

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Clemente Pede, age 89, of Erie passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Montenero Valcocchiara, Italy, on March 20, 1928, a son of the late Pasquale and Giovanna (DiMarco) Pede.

Clemente immigrated to the United States, settling in Erie, Pennsylvania, and worked at Kaiser Aluminum until his retirement.  He was a kind and loving man, devoted to his family.  He had a special bond with his two grandsons.  Keeping in contact with his sisters, nieces and nephews, and cousins throughout Canada, Switzerland, France, Italy and the United States, was very important to him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Leondino Pede, his sister Irlanda DiMarco, his brother-in-laws, Getulio DiNicola and Aristite DiMarco and several members of the Pede, DiNicola, DiFiore and Caserta families.

Clemente is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Clara (Caserta) Pede, his son Pasquale (Karen) Pede, of Erie, two grandsons, Michael Pede of Washington, D.C. and Stephen Pede (fiancée Kati) of Tempe, AZ. He is also survived by sisters, Maria Teresa Pallotto (Antonio) of Italy, Eva DiNicola of Canada and Anna Pede (Berardino) of Canada and a sister-in-law, Giovanna Pede of Italy. Also surviving are many cherished sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to St Paul Roman Catholic Church, 1617 Walnut Street, Erie, PA 16502.

A heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Vincent Hospital, who offered compassionate care in his final weeks.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street.  A service will be held there on Wednesday at 10:15 am followed by a funeral mass at St. Paul Church at 11 am.  Entombment will follow in Calvary Mausoleum.