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Charles “Bud” Romain Tronetti, 93, Belmont

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Belmont, NY – Charles “Bud” Romain Tronetti, 93, long-time resident of 25 Court Street and 5196 St. Rt. 244, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1930, in Port Allegany, PA, the son of the late Joseph and Philomena (DeAngelis) Tronetti. On August 18, 1951, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Mae Linnecke, who predeceased him in 2010.

Bud was the first president of the Student Council at Belmont Central School, graduating in 1949. Upon graduating he moved to Cleaveland, OH to work. He joined the National Guard in his Junior Year of high school, and was drafted into the Army in 1951, where he spent one year in Germany. After his honorable discharge in 1953, he returned home where he worked several part-time jobs; some of which were at the Bordon Plant, Friendship Dairies, and a roofing company. He then worked as a salesman for a photography company and was transferred to Owego, NY to become the district manager. He returned to Belmont after the sudden dead of his sister-in-law to help with her children. He started work at Acme Electric from 1955 to 1960. He then found his career at Dresser-Rand, for whom he worked from 1960 until his retirement in 1992, rising to the Manufacturing Engineering Department for his last ten years. Bud also worked as a realtor and broker for 30 plus years, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church where he served as a trustee and Eucharistic minister and lector. He also served on the Parish Council. He was the Catholic Charities Chairman for the Buffalo Diocese for 20 years. He also served on the Cemetery Board with maintenance and records for many years. His community service included the Belmont Fire Department, Amity Rescue Squad, and he was a past Rotarian. Bud and Frank Pasquale Sr. started the Little League Program and helped build the Little League Field at Wilmac Park. He loved bowling at the Community Lanes for many years, he also enjoyed golf but was never able to beat his son-in-law Dana. He liked to play horseshoes and was a true champion. Bud also enjoyed his many dear friends, including the special bond with his poker pals over many years.

Bud will be remembered for his kindness, empathy, strong faith, his generosity, and integrity he has shown all his life. His family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Picco, the Veterans Administration, and the U of R Medical Center in Wellsville for their wonderful care.

He is survived by: four children, Charles “Bud” (Marci) Tronetti, Sherry Teach, Sue (Dana) Ross, all of Belmont, and John (Liz) Tronetti of Columbia, SC; 10 grandsons, Matthew Tronetti, Chad (Lisa) Tronetti, Lance (Kyla) Tronetti, Luke Tronetti, Michael (Melissa) Metsch, Joseph (Heidi) Metsch, Anthony (Johanna) Ross, Krisopher Ross, Nicolas Tronetti, and Patrick Tronetti; 16 great-grandchildren; special friend Carole Aldrich; and several beloeved nieces, nephews, and treasured cousins. In addition to his parents and wife of 59 years, he was predeceased by: a brother, Joseph Tronetti; a sister, Barbara Munro; and son-in-law, Daniel Teach.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 5 – 8 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Belmont, 17 Schuyler Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 11 am in Holy Family Catholic Church, 5 Milton Street, Belmont, NY. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Belmont. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, 5 Milton Street, Belmont, NY 14813; or to the Allegany County Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com 

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