Bruno Anthony Holnaider I

November 5, 1941 ~ March 2, 2021 (age 79)


Bruno Anthony Holnaider I, 79, of Latrobe passed away peacefully at home March 2, 2021.  He was born November 5, 1941 in Cooperstown, PA a son of the late Rudolph and Hilda (Pesavento) Holnaider.  He graduated from Derry High School in 1959 and was president of the Future Farmers of America.  He was a lifelong member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish and was an usher for many years.  He was a member of the Westmoreland County Cattlemen’s Association and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He and his brother Tom owned Latrobe Keystone Aluminum Products, Inc. and operated it with the help of family members.  His favorite place to be was working on his farm and spending time with his family.  His dream was fulfilled when his son Bruno II decided to farm.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Bradley Holnaider.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Diana (Trongo) Holnaider; his sons Bruno II (Diane), Bruce, Bernard, and Brian Holnaider; his daughters Bernadette (Richard) Lesko, Bridget (Jeffery) Jones, and Bonita (Michael) Sisak; his grandchildren Marie (John), Bruno, Daniel (Jessica), Scarlett, Michael, Cheyenne (Matthew), Anthony, Emily, Jeffery and Giovanna; his great grandchildren Anastasia, Reno, Grace, Aurora, John, Penelope, Ryland, Hurst, Magnolia and one on the way.  He is also survived by his brothers Rudolph (Molly), Thomas (Marianne), and Christopher (Colleen); and his sisters Juliann (Anthony), and Mariann.  Bruno was loved very much and will be missed forever.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 from 3-8 PM at the Frederick Funeral Home, Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650.  We respectfully request your adherence to all current medical guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing, as well as your understanding as we maintain occupancy limits.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon, Saturday, March 6, 2021 at St. Vincent Basilica with Fr. Thomas P. Curry O.S.B. as celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Latrobe, PA.  Bruno’s family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Oscar Reyna and his staff for their kindness, compassion and friendship shown to Bruno for so many years and until his very last day.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name can be made to St. Vincent Basilica Parish.  To send condolences please visit

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March 5, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Frederick Funeral Home, Inc.
1543 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA 15650

Funeral Mass
March 6, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Vincent Basilica
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650

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