Cynthia Gardella of Del Grosso’s Amusement Park has died

By | March 19, 2014

Cindy GardellaALTOONA, Pa. — Cynthia L. (DelGrosso) Gardella passed away at UPMC Altoona on March 15, 2014. She was 65.

Born in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Mafalda (Pulcino) DelGrosso. She married Peter J. Gardella Jr. on Oct. 24, 1971. She was a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and the University of Pittsburgh, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, Pa.

Cynthia retired from sales and operations at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Marianna Foods. She was also an active member on the Board of Directors for DelGrosso Co.

Cynthia taught secondary Spanish at St. Joseph by the Sea, Staten Island, N.Y., and at Bishop Guilfoyle High School. She was a member of the Italian Heritage Society and enjoyed entertaining, cooking and traveling.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years, a daughter, two sons and step-daughter as well as two sisters, four brothers and their families.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 623 E. Third St., Bellwood, Pa., by the Rev. David Roesch. Committal will be at Calvary Mausoleum.

Arrangements are by The Santella Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, 2400 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Pa 16602.