Eugene Andrew Scala, 88, of North Sewickley Township passed away Tuesday following a chronic illness from which he usually bounced back. He just kept on going, sharing kindness, humor and love. He survived familial polyposis, a tainted blood infection containing hepatitis, multiple kidney infections, kidney stones and living with only one kidney.
Born November 3rd, 1934 he was born in between November 2nd, 1934 and November 4th 1934. The son of the late Andrew and Mary Scala of New Galilee. He was married to Margaret Regina Scala for 51 years whom he loved deeply.
He worked a 140-acre family farm along with his brothers, sisters and brother’s in-law. He went on to work at Wampum Brick Yard and then was first a laborer and then a truck driver for Medusa Cement also in Wampum for 25 years for which he was awarded a gold watch he never wore.
He held dual PhD’s in both Comedic Performance Art and Philanthropic Humor from an online university. He owned and operated Scala and Son Winery in both New Galilee, PA. San Fernando Valley CA, and Guam. He assisted the Trzcinski Design Group with custom kitchens and bathrooms and Pittsburgh Multiplexes. He would retrieve the paper on which the designs were built and the rest of the team took it from there.
He loved to be outdoors unless the weather was bad. Enjoyed boating at Moraine State Park, staying at family cabin in Kennerdell, PA, setting off a very loud black powder cannon on the Fourth of July or any time in general. He enjoyed watching football games and muting the announcers immediately. He and his son were frequent patrons of Christy’s Family Restaurant each and every Sunday for breakfast. On birthdays all he wanted was a good calzone or pizza. He loved being in the presence of old friends and family. He also loved animals very much and was happy in their presence.
Surviving Mr. Scala is his wife Margaret, his son Matthew, his sister Margaret, his daughter in-law Sara, his nephew Steve McAnlis and his wife Jennifer, his niece Karen and her husband Tom, his sister in-law and brother in-law Mary and Harold McConnell, many other nieces and nephews, about eight fish in an aquarium and an old CASE tractor that doesn’t run well.
Mr. Scala was preceded in death by four brothers; Johnny, James, Joe and William; and three sisters; Virginia, Pauline, and Phyllis.
Mr. Scala did not wish for any visiting hours or funeral services. He will be cremated by Marshall’s Funeral Home in Ellwood City, PA.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
You will be missed dearly dad, always easy going, funny and a great father in all the ways that matter the most.
Andy was a wonderful and funny person. He and Marge were always some of my favorite people to visit with my grandparents. Prayers and sympathy to the family.
Aunt Peggy and Matthew,
Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of Uncle Gene.
Denise & Raymond Hubicz
Thank you all very much! He will be missed for sure.