Cosmo Carleton Amenta

Born: Sat., Feb. 16, 1929
Died: Fri., Mar. 27, 2015

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Cosmo Carleton Amenta, age 86, of North East passed away on Friday March 27, 2015.

He was born in North East on February 16, 1929 to the late Dr. Lawrence J. and Josephine (Galbo) Amenta.

He was a graduate of North East High School Class of 1947 and attended Gannon College while working the night shift at Erie General Electric where he was a Locomotive
Tester for nearly 40 years.

Cosmo was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Army.

He had a great passion for flying and for awhile owned his own small aircraft.

Cosmo had served as Commander of North East American Legion Post 105 and also served as Service Officer for the Post.  He was known to have helped many veterans in their time of need while a Service Officer.

He was a member of St. Gregory Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister to the sick.  Cosmo was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus St. Alphonsus Council of St. Gregory Parish.

Cosmo was preceded in death by a sister Marianne (Charles) Sherrange.  He is survived by his sisters Eleanor (Joseph) Alonge of North East, Eloise Coxe of Ashtabula OH, Carole (Richard) Kingsley of Wake Forest NC and a brother Dr. Lawrence (Carol) Amenta of Girard and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Private interment at St. Gregory Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to St. Gregory Church, 136 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428 or Humane Society of Northwestern PA, 2407 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16506.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East.

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