Camillo Crognale

Camillo Crognale

Passed: December 18, 2023


Camillo Crognale peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 92 years old.

Camillo was the eldest of 11 children growing up in the Italian Christian household of Domenic and Concetta Crognale. Camillo lived his entire life as a resident of Beaver Falls. PA, where he was married for over 60 years, raised five children, and retired from Armstrong World Industries with 50 years of service.  Camillo also proudly served in the US Army.

Camillo is preceded in death by his dear wife, Margaret (Coe) Crognale; son, Michael Crognale; daughters, Amy Dowdy and Melissa Miller; son-in-law, Patrick Dowdy; sisters, Ruth Ann Pisano and Gilda Fortunato; and brother, Alfred Crognale.

Camillo is survived by his son, Richard Crognale and wife Rebecca; as well as his daughter, Heather Ferrand and husband Jeff. Camillo loved all his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Pup”. Pup has seven grandchildren, Devin Dowdy, Emily, Jacob, Riley, Hannah Crognale, Cameron and Carly Ferrand, all of which he was very proud. Camillo is also survived by sisters, Lydia Delturco, Mary Jane Mezzapelli and Donna Jean Shotsinger; and brothers, Henry, Ron, Raymond and John Crognale.

Camillo was a lifetime member of Christian Assembly Church in Beaver Falls, Pa. where he faithfully served the Lord in and outside of church. He appreciated and loved his family, his heritage and his walk with Jesus. All of Heaven is rejoicing……well done, well done.

Friends will be received on Thursday, December 21st from 4pm-8pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC.- 117 Blackhawk Rd., Beaver Falls.  He will lie in state on Friday, December 22nd from 10am until the time of services at 11am at Pathway Church- 239 Braun Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Pastor Dale Russo will officiate.

Private interment will take place in Beaver Falls Cemetery.


  • Date & Time: December 21, 2023 (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Lying In State

  • Date & Time: December 22, 2023 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Pathway Church
  • Location: 239 Braun Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: December 22, 2023 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Pathway Church
  • Location: 239 Braun Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Camillo Crognale

  1. My deepest sympathy to Richie and Heather in the passing of your Father.

    I am so grateful for being able to spend time with your father and all of the Crognale family this past summer. It was a great time to reminisce of all our good times growing up in our little church and all the great fellowship.

  2. Our Tribute To Camie

    Ruthanne and I deeply regret not being able to be there with all the family to honor Camie.

    When Ruthanne walked me into the DelTurco family, I also inherited the Abbonizio and Crognale family. To walk into such rich, Italian heritage, was such an honor for me.

    So many things in our lives, and in our hearts shifted because of these family connections that were created.

    We always admired Camie from a distance. We loved it when he led worship at church, and came to know that we could always count on him to be dressed to the nines. We were also very aware of his passion, compassion, and generosity.

    It seems that he got the very best of his mom and dad.

    His was a life well lived, one that cannot be ignored or forgotten.

    The spiritual, legacy that he left for us, will be in our hearts forever. This reality assures that we can prepare our lives to share in the eternal glory of our God.

    We are very grateful that Camie is now safely in the arms of the Lord.

    Ruthanne and I will be praying for all the family and friends.

    May the Lord, be with you and cover you with His peace and great favor.

    Terry & Ruthanne Hoggard

  3. Today, Bro. Camie Crognale came to mind, only to discover online that he was called home to be with the Lord last month. It has been decades since I have seen him or any member of the Crognale family, but I want to extend my sincerest condolences and warm regards to Richard and Heather, who may have some memory of me as the son of one of their former pastors in Beaver Falls. I will always remember Camie’s spirited and devoted service as a song leader and choir director at the Christian Assembly in the years of my father’s pastorate. As I recall, he was a parishioner well-loved by my parents and appreciated for his faithful service and kind and loving manner. We are assured that Camie has entered into the presence of the Lord Jesus and that he joyfully awaits the great day of resurrection when our Lord himself will come to judge the living and the dead, and his saints–including Bro. Camie–receives his glorified and eternal resurrection body and enters into eternal fellowship with our Risen Savior and all of his saints. My parents, Louis and Clara DeCaro, died in 2009 and 2020, respectively. Grace and peace to all who call upon the name of the Lord, and it is my prayer that Richard and Heather and their loved ones will know the comfort of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Yours truly, Dr. Louis A. DeCaro, Jr., New York City

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