Service to his community and especially young people was a hallmark of Alvin’s life. Al taught at Perry High School for 36 years, teaching Biology and then serving as Guidance Counselor, Activities Coordinator and Coach. Alvin also coached many youth teams in the New Kensington area over the years. He left a positive impact on the lives of so many students and young people across those years.
After retiring from Perry, Al worked as a Guidance Counselor at Community College of Allegheny County.
Never one to sit idle, Al also was a licensed financial advisor with Lincoln Financial, having completed his Series 7 certification.
In addition to his career, Al also served on numerous boards and councils, including serving as a New Kensington City Councilman for 12 years, belonging to the Fraternal Order of the Moose, and the Guidance Counselors Association of PA. Al was currently serving on the Board of the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Alvin is survived by: his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Martz Ansani; their son AC Ansani, his wife Michelle and grand daughter Viviana and step grandson Aidan of Las Vegas, NV; daughter Nicole Ansani-Jankowski, her husband Donald Smith and grand daughter Ava Jankowski and faithful companion Biscuit of Fox Chapel, PA;
Sister-in-law Vonnie Martz Horwitz, her husband Dennis and nieces Danielle (and husband Rino) Bigante, Michelle Horwitz; and grand nieces Julia and Marissa Bigante, all of Pittsburgh PA.
Al was also blessed with numerous close friends that he considered to be part of his family as well.
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Alice Cleva Ansani and Aldino Ansani, and his brother Arthur Ansani, as well as his in-laws Teresa and Carl “Mooney” Martz.
Arrangements have now been changed to be private family only with the increase of the COVID-19 exposure. A memorial mass will be held at a later date for the public.
Arrangements entrusted to the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, 1509 5th. Avenue, Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, Owner/Supervisor.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that any contributions be sent to Mt. Saint Peters R.C. Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington 15068
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