Philip J. Trusso, 78, of 13 Arnold St., Jamestown, died at 8:16 p.m. Saturday (September 29, 2012) in UPMC Hamot.
He was born in Jamestown on July 14, 1934, the son of the late Joseph and Sylvia Cerra Trusso. In earlier years, he owned and operated Angie's Beauty Salon and later changed the name to Philip's Hairdesigners, both in Warren. In the late 1970's, he was a coowner of Raphael School of Beauty Culture in Jamestown until 1987. In 1997 he joined his daughter at Charm Salon.
He was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
Philip will be remembered as a strong and loving husband, wonderful father and fatherinlaw, and uncle, and a special "papa" to his four grandchildren. He enjoyed life everyday to the fullest, always leaving a smile on the faces and in the hearts of everyone he touched. Always the believer that laughter was the best medicine, anyone who knew him, knows how much he loved to laugh, especially with his sonin law Jim, who lovingly referred to him as "Mr. T". They were never short on the laughter. We will always hold him in our hearts and love him forever and ever.
He is survived by his wife Joan "Dolly" Conti Trusso, whom he married on August 6, 1955 in St. James Catholic Church, two daughters, Sylvia Ann Trusso (David Emerling), Jamestown, and Pamela J. (James) Mistretta, Ashville, four grandchildren, Rachelle A. Mistretta, Charlotte, N.C., Reanne A. Mistretta, New York City, Jessica M. and James J. Mistretta, Ashville., a brother, Sebastian R. (Betty) Trusso, Jamestown, and a sister, Anita R. Pace, East Amherst, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by a brotherinlaw, Ralph J. Pace, who died November 1, 2006.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be the celebrant.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hubert Funeral Home And Cremation Services where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
You may send a condolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.