Bruno A. Muscatello
May 14, 1947 - February 21, 2009
Bruno A. Muscatello, 61, of Butler, died Saturday at his home surrounded by his family following a valiant fight against brain cancer. Born May 14, 1947 in North Washington, PA, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Lisa Barone Muscatello.
He was a graduate of Moniteau High School, West Virginia University, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Bruno was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a partner at Stepanian and Muscatello, LLP, where he practiced for more than 30 years. One of Bruno's proudest moments was welcoming his son, Aaron, into the firm as an associate attorney in 2006.
Bruno served as a member of the House of Delegates and Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He was the co-chairman of the Bar Association's Commission on Multi-Disciplinary Practice and served as a director of the PA Bar Institute. He was appointed by the PA Supreme Court as a member of the state Civil Procedural Rules Committee and was a past president of the Butler County Bar Association. He was a solicitor for Butler Township and special counsel to Butler County. He also served as solicitor for many other townships, authorities and area boards.
Bruno was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church where he counseled the parish in legal affairs. He was a member of the Butler Country Club and an avid golfer. His 60th birthday celebration was capped off when he scored a hole-in-one on the 4th hole. He loved to ski with his family and friends. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Bruno served with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Audray Lipsky Muscatello.
A son; Aaron, and his wife, Michelle, of the North Hills; a daughter, Michelle (Muscatello) Lucas, and her husband, Peter, of Bristol, RI; a son, Jonathan, of Columbus, Ohio.
2 grandsons, Zachery Muscatello, and newly-arrived Charles Lucas.
1 brother: Carl Muscatello, and his wife, Beverly, of Ormond Beach, FL.
2 sisters: Betty Hartnett of Chicora and Mary Beatty, and her husband, James, of Panama City, FL. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him, as well as several of his children's friends, who he "adopted" through the years.
MUSCATELLO - Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home 201 East Cunningham Street in Butler from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2009, from St. Fidelis R.C. Church in Meridian with Rev. James Murphy, Pastor Officiating. Entombment will follow at the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum at Butler County Memorial Park.
The Bereavement Committee of St. Fidelis Parish will meet at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home to conduct a Parish Vigil Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations in Bruno's name be made to Johns Hopkins University/Kimmel Cancer Center, in support of brain tumor research: Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone (410) 516-4203.
Erick FickenTo The Muscatello Family
He was a good friend, a pretty good golfer, and one outstanding gentleman! We will miss him, but will be forever thankful to have known him. Blessings and comfort to you all.
Scott DelSoleI am SO sorry to hear about your Dad. I did not know of his illness. He must have been so proud when you delivered his grandchild. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Pete. Love, Scott
Holly MachakMuscatello Family,
I miss his voice.. calling into the office....always so calming...no matter what the outcome was...I will miss you!!! I still wait for that call....
Judy and Joe NeighOur sympathy to the entire Mustello family.
We remember Bruno as the young alter boy at St. Paschel in Argentine. Thoughts and prayers from old friends.
Linda BroscoDearest Michelle and Family Members -
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one; Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother.
Please take comfort in all of your wonderful times spent together. This has always been a comfort to me on the loss of all my loved ones.
WPRI-TV 12/Fox Providence
Manon, Ian, and WilliamWe have missed being with you over the past few days. Mr. M was a wonderful man - it is a such a loss for everyone who knew him. Sending all our love...
Danielle and Al-WPRIMichelle and Pete.. How sorry we are to hear about your wonderful dad. I know how much you loved and cared for him. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you.
Love, Danielle and Al North
Al DepewTo Bruno's family & friends:
For over 20 years Bruno worked with me and
my clients--forr wills, trusts and other documents. The commensurate "Pro" that he
was, he gave initial impressions that he was
not listening when I or my clients spoke. And,
he was NOT listening; he was HEARING!! A
wonderful lesson for me was that he was not
distracted by what he would say next, he was
hearing the speakers thoughts entirely before
he would think and speak!! I can never forget
that invaluable lesson from a gentleman's
gentleman, and I thank God for the blessing
of putting this man in my pathway. I also ask
God to bless every one of you and give you
peace. Thank you for allowing Bruno to be
such an important part of my life!!
Veronica SankeyDear Audray & family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to each of you.
Wink RobinsonAudray and Family,
I was unable to attend the viewing for Bruno, so I want you to know how very, very sorry I am for each of you.
Bruno was an excellent attorney. In my early years of practice, Bruno was always extremely friendly and helpful to me. At the Zone 10 golf outings, he went out of his way to introduce me to the out-of-county attorneys. He made me feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. I am grateful for his kindness.
He had a very keen awareness of the law and advocated firmly on behalf of his clients. By working against him, I was able to learn many, many things that law school does not explore about decency, respect and professionalism toward opposing counsel.
The profession will certainly miss him, but you all should be proud of his prominent standing among his colleagues.
With my deepest sympathy,
Atty. Wink Robinson
Mark, Kim and Daniel BrunnerTo the Muscatello family,
We are so very sorry for your loss, Bruno was a special man with a special family. He will be greatly missed, but lives on thru his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Love, The Brunners
Tracy (Hartle) TaylorWith My Deepest Sympathy to the Family of Mr. Muscatello,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Thomas C. BrittainTo the family of the great man, we offer our deep condolence and love to all.
Doug and Nancy LadishDear Audrey and Family,
We were deeply saddened to hear the the news of Bruno's passing. We will always remember him fondly from the time we first met during our college days in Morgantown to the Pike alumni activities of recent years. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.
I was deeply saddened to hear of Bruno's passing. He was my first college roommate and a true and lasting friend. Please be assured that Charlene's and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. Ed
William HildenbrandDear Family & Friends of Bruno A. Muscatello,
Very sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Bruno Muscatello upheld the respect of his profession , and at the same time was a very personable person.
Michelle & Chad FultonSorry for your loss...we will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.
Gerald BoylesOur thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gerald & Ellen Boyles
Myrtle Beach, SC
Darlene and Bill MitchellDear Audray and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you. Praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you and grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that others care. God Bless.
Bob and Cheryl StirlingBruno was a Big Brother in many ways and his personality made him the measure of an ANGEL on earth. Now he truly is an ANGEL in Heaven. We deeply loved him and will surely remember him the rest of our lives. A fine man of integrity and thou short he reached tall in dignity. A man who loved family and friends and will make many at a loss for words when we think of him. May GOD BLESS his family in all of this and our remaining days.
Marv RudnitskyWe wil miss Bruno in the profession he loved. he was a gentleman who loved his family.
Marv RudnitskyWe wil miss Bruno in the profession he loved. he was a gentleman who loved his family.
Walt, Courtney and familyOur prayers are with you and your famly.
Larry & Peggy CobbOur condolences to his family. As a fraternity brother and as a long-time friend with shared communiity activities, we will remember our times with deep gratitude and appreciation.
The Kim Sedwick FamilyDear Audray and Family
We want to express our deepest sympathy and offer our sincere condolences. We share in your sorrow and have your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Andrea CourtoisDear Michelle and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
"Coach" Joe JarrettWhen Barry Hootman told our crew from Myrtle Beach that we were going to play a golf match against the West Penn All Stars and a guy from Butler, PA, by the name of Bruno Muscatello, we were immediately concerned. Anyone with a name like BRUNO would certainly be a giant of a man, a Pittsburgh tough guy, rough and tumble from the steel mills of Western Pennsyvania. And he was a giant of a man, although not large in stature. He was kind, gentle and inclusive, and instantly befriended all of us Southern boys. Then he and the WPAS beat our tails on the golf course, so it turns out that he was a Pittsburgh tough guy, after all. But not a great chipper or it could have been a worser whuppin' as we say in Myrtle Beach! Hooter will have to correct me, as he is wont to do, but it seems as though it was about the early 1990's when we all began our friendships. We were blessed to have known Bruno, to have enjoyed his enthusiasm and love of life, his wit and his companionship, to have met his wonderful family, and to have appreciated how complete and generous a man he was. We loved him, and we will miss him. Death will not defeat him nor those who loved him. Our Christian hope and faith is that we will meet again.
PearlA true gentlemen in every respect. God bless Bruno.
A Friend from the South
Dennis ReiterDear Audray & family. Kate and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Bruno's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always cherish the memories of the good times we had together.
Patrick & Jennifer LittleTo the Muscatello Family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Pete and Norma CorseBruno and his family are in our thoughts and in our prayers. We only have fond memories of him that we share their loss and wish them comfort.
Erin & Nick GigisTo the entire Muscatello family:
We're so sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I remember watching Bruno and Audray dance at Michelle's wedding and thinking, "What a happy, beautiful couple." Cherish those memories. He will be missed by everyone.
William P. CarlucciIt was my honor to serve with Bruno on the PBA Board of Governors. He was among the kindest men I have ever known, and intensely proud of his family. The PBA has lost a dear friend.
Wally & PHYLLISoUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL OF BRUNO'S FAMILY & FRIENDS. HE WAS NOT ONLY OUR LEGAL ADVISOR, BUT A TRUE FRIEND. HE WILL BE MISSED.
WALLY & PHYLLIS SHAKLEY
Jacci VigilanteI remember Bruno's warm smile each and every time I encountered him on the PBA Board and at PBA alumni events. He had a great humor and a way of making you feel like you were a long lost relative. It was my pleasure and honor to know him.
Maryann,Wayne,Alex,Angie,Spencer,and Tucker TrumanYour family has been and will continue to be in our prayers.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
The Truman Family
Sandy MinnerWhat a loss! He was a great person and so much fun to be around. He and Reg were two of my most favorite people when I worked at PBA. How ironic that that they both had cancer effect one of the things that made them so much of the special persons they were and that helped to make difference in peoples' lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Justice Cynthia A. Baldwin (ret.)My husband and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Muscatello family. I had the privilege and pleasure of serving with Bruno on the Board of Governors. May God bless and comfort you.
David GravelyDear Bruno's Family: Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Bruno was a very fine gentleman and a good "golfing buddy" of mine. He was born one day after me and he and I often talked about our legal experiences. I shall miss my friend Bruno but I am certain he is with his Lord and Savior and we shall meet each other again. May the peace that passes all understanding be with each of you. David Gravely
Denise Viesta - WPRITo Michelle and the entire Muscatello family,
Please accept my deepest condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. love, Denise Viesta
Colleen Ouellette/WPRI-TVMichelle & Pete
I am so very sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
With Love and Concern, Colleen
tony smaldinoWe have all lost an incredible human being . Bruno meant more to me personally than most people will ever know . He was a great friend first but a mentor , a leader , a pillar of strength at all times , and a brilliant man . Whether it was a chat on the way home from Myrtle beach , a night out for dinner , or an hour in his conference room ,he guided me like another father , a big brother , a counselor not an attorney , and a best friend .
He had a passion for life , skiing , golf , his practice , his friends , and more than anything a love for his family and heritage .
Bruno captured life and it's finer points as well or better than anyone I ever met . I am thankful he is in a better place than he has been for the past few months , grateful to have shared so many great times and meaningful moments with him , and pray for his family and everyone he touched . Our world will miss him in so many ways . He was truly the best . Til we meet again my friend . "You will always be hero." .
Nancy and Carl SlearAudray and Family, Just know we love all of you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you at this time.
Paul Maria Worst & FamilyAudry and Family
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with all of you at this time of loss.