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Friday, January 31, 2014

Rich LaBrozzi

Richard S. "Rich" LaBrozzi, 60, of Bradford, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born December 29, 1953, in St. Mary's he was a son of the late Richard E. and Emma (Gentile) LaBrozzi.

On January 29, 1977, in Morgantown, WV, he married Debbie (Galford) LaBrozzi who survives.

Rich was a 1971 graduate of Cameron County High School, in Emporium and received his Bachelors of Science in Forestry in 1976 from West Virginia University.

His entire career was spent in forest management, working in West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.

Rich was very active in Bradford youth baseball. He served as President for the McKean Little League for nine years, and was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Bradford Area High School for eight years. Rich was Vice President of the Italian Festival Committee. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fly fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife Debbie of 37 years are three sons: Justin LaBrozzi, of Pittsburgh, Brandon (Cara) LaBrozzi, of Greensburg, Ryan (Paige) LaBrozzi, of Valencia, one sister, Bonnie K. Faraglia, of Pittsburgh, one brother, David A. (Amie) LaBrozzi, of Glen Rock PA, one niece, Harper LaBrozzi and one nephew, Elijah LaBrozzi.

Friends will be received on Sunday, February 2, 2014, from noon to 3:00pm and 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., Bradford.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in Emporium.

It was Rich's request that memorials, if desired, be made to the Italian Festival Committee, 1 Festival Way, Bradford, PA 16701, to help support their local charitable endeavors.

Online condolences may be made at

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