Edward V. Palumbo, 97 of Charleroi, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Residence of Hilltop, Carroll Township. He was born August 5, 1920 in Charleroi, the son of the late Anna Esposito Palumbo and Federico A. Palumbo. Ed graduated from Charleroi High School in 1938. He was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in Charleroi, a member and past president of the Holy Name Society. He was a recipient of the “Bishops Merit Award” for Outstanding Services for the Dioceses of Pittsburgh. He was retired from the Corning Glass Works Charleroi Plant with 45 years of service. Ed was a United States Army veteran serving in World War II. Ed was a Corporal with the 29th Division anti-tank Co., 115th Regiment. He and his regiment were the first on the beach at Normandy, Omaha Beach, on D-Day and later were involved in the Battles of St. Germaine and St. Lo. He received the Bronze Star, the “President Accommodation for Service on D-Day for capturing St. Lo”, the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster. Ed was also presented “The French Cross of War” by the mayor of “Virvul Sumar of France. Ed was a life member of the American Legion Post 22 and a life member of the former VFW Post 167 both of Charleroi. He served a Commander of the VFW Post 167 1976-77, 1979-1980 and 1984-1985. He also served as District 24 Commander of the VFW. He is survived by his two sons Garry E. Palumbo of Jim Thorpe, PA., and Ross Vincent Palumbo of Charleroi; his sister Caroline Palumbo Lautsch of North Charleroi; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews who adored him. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Muriel “Midge” Fisher Palumbo and his two brothers Albert Palumbo and Carmen Palumbo. Friends will be received Tuesday from 8:30a.m. till 9:30 a.m. in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi followed by mass of Christian burial which will be held at 10a.m. in Mary, Mother of the Church, 7th & Washington Ave., Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mary, Mother of the Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com.