Jose Alvaro Correal
It is with a lot of sadness and grief that we announce the death of our father, Jose Alvaro Correal. Dad passed away on Friday, November 27th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his children, Andrea Drake (Kyle), their children Anthony, Jason, and Cristina of South Carolina, Camilo Correal, Manuel Correal (Darragh), Louisa Kleto (Jimmy) of North Carolina nad their children Lucas and Ethan, Kathleen Correal, Rene Correal (Rochel) and their daughter Emunah, and his former wife Kathy Clark. He also leaves his mother Mery Correal, his brother Armando Correal (Gabrielle) and their children German, Gabriel, and Mitzy, his brother Efrian Correal and his daughter Kaleena, and his sister Patricia Correal and her children Hernando and Miguel.
If you knew Jose, you knew that he was a child wrapped in the body of an adult. He was always making jokes and getting those around him to smile. His love of soccer carried the tradition of playing the game to all of his children. He loved music.
He did a lot of work with grassroots organizations working to provide medical need to those in Central America during the 1980’s. He was involved nationally with Central American health rights and worked with refugees from those countries.
He graduated from University of Missouri/ROLLA, and held degrees from Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a Ceramic Engineer for US Steel Homestead Works, was an educator at Penn State McKeesport and Peabody High School, drove for Pittsburgh Action Transit and Greyhound bus companies, and worked as translator. After his retirement, he drove a shuttle for Seneca Manor. He just couldn’t sit still and be lazy. He had a lot of talent, a lot of knowledge, and a lot of love.
He will be missed, and we will be holding a memorial via Zoom for anyone who would like to attend. The memorial will be announced this week. Please let us know if you would like the link.
The family would like to ask that anyone who feels moved to do so, to make a donation to The Little Sisters of the Poor in his name.
We thank everyone for condolences and for being respectful of the family in their time to grieving.
Arrangements made by Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home
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