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Albert Louis Protin
August 27, 1936 ~ August 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Albert Louis Protin, 86, of Charleroi, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2023. Born in Charleroi on August 27, 1936, Al was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Savarno) Protin.
Al graduated from Charleroi High School as a member of the class of 1954 and remained a lifelong Cougar fan. He served his country honorably in the United States Army at Fort Knox and later continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.
Known as Pap to his many grandchildren, Al was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle – Charleroi Site, the Charleroi Knights of Columbus, the Charleroi Belgium Club and a longtime member of the Elks. Al enjoyed his many trips to Disney World, his collection of Disney memorabilia, sharing his love of model trains with his grandsons, rooting for the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins, and telling tales of his adventures with anyone willing to listen. In his later years, Al enjoyed participating in the many activities held at the Bethel Square Senior Apartments.
Surviving to cherish Al’s memory are his daughters Rebecca Protin, Luanne (Ron) Campana and Susie (Jay) Hernishin; his son Jim (Trish) Protin; his grandchildren Nicole Campana, Dominic (Amanda) Campana, Brian (Jessica) Campana, Katy (Christopher) Mitchell, AJ Protin, Abby Protin, Willow Hernishin and Cooper Hernishin, his one-year old great-grandchildren Charlotte Campana, Zachary Mitchell and Nora Campana; his sister-in-law Canice Dolan; his cousin Edward Savarno and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Louis and Rose, Al was preceded in death by his wife Eileen Dolan Protin.
Friends and family will be received at the Hogan Melenyzer Funeral Home at 226 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022 on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Saint Andrew the Apostle – Charleroi Site, 624 Washington Avenue. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eileen Protin Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o CASDEF, P.O. Box 382, Charleroi, PA. 15022. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hogan-melenyzer.com