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Obituary: Domonic J. Previte, 92

Founder of Nanty Glo's Gold Crown Foodland super market

                              September 12, 2004

Domonic J. Previte, 92, of Nanty Glo, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born June 5, 1912, in San Pierre Neceto, Sicily, he was a son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Maimone) Previte. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Joseph; and a sister, Antoinette Bonanno.

Mr. Previte was survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Lena Sgro; daughter, Pauline, and husband, Joseph Szymusiak, Nanty Glo; son, Anthony Previte, and wife, the former Margaret Zeglen, Belsano; daughter-in-law, Bernice Previte, Johnstown; grandchildren, Polly Previte; Joseph, and wife, Laura Previte; Christopher Previte; Christine Taylor; Carla, and husband, Michael Lonesky; Marisa, and husband, Jeremy Howard; Anthony Previte, Jr.; six great-grandchildren; sister, Bessie Previte; brother, Rocco, and wife, Irene Previte; brother, Anthony, and wife, Violet Previte; and brother-in-law Domenick Bonanno, all of Northern Cambria.

Mr. Previte was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Nanty Glo, and the Holy Name Society, and served as an usher at St. Mary's from the 1960s to 1990s. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association and the Lions Club.

A lifelong grocer, he received the SuperValu lifetime achievement award for retail excellence in July 2004. After working for 33 years at the A&P Company, where he received the Quarter Century Award in 1957 for 25 years in management, he founded Gold Crown Supermarket in Nanty Glo, which now is one of the longest-running Foodland Markets.

A funeral mass was held on September 7 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Nanty Glo, with Father David Peles, celebrant. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Nanty Glo. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Christian Services.

Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo, was in charge of final arrangements.

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