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Daniel Hugo Pistelli

June 29, 1941 ~ February 4, 2022 (age 80)


Daniel Hugo Pistelli, 80 and one half years of age, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022 at 2:30 p.m., at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Brenham, Texas, with his wife Della (Smith) Pistelli by his side.  Dan was born June 29, 1941, to Daniel George and Mary (Marcucci) Pistelli, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He worked in the exhibit design and production business for 40 years, in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as well as Boston, Massachusetts, San Jose and Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and Edison, New Jersey.  He retired in 2003 and Dan and Dell moved to Brenham, Texas, in 2005. He was a resident of the Scenic Estates neighborhood.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Della; his brother Paul Edward (Terri) Pistelli, of Scott Township, sons Daniel Charles (Eileen) Pistelli, of Cranbury, Pennsylvania, Anthony (Paula) Pistelli of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and Michael (Amy) Pistelli, of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Ashley (Jason) Kruise-Pistelli of Granville, Ohio, and Daniel James Pistelli of Pittsburgh; Anthony Pistelli, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Paige Elizabeth Pistelli and Lucas Michael Pistelli of Jefferson Hills; sister-in-law, Roberta (Kurzawski) Pistelli of Mt. Oliver; great-grandchildren Iylah and Declan Kruise of Granville, Ohio, and nieces and nephews Janea, Francis Joseph, Matthew, Vincent, of Pittsburgh and John Pistelli, of Minnesota.  He is also survived by his beloved dogs, Charlie, Chi Chi, Susie, Rocco and Arlow and cat Leo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel in 1986, Mary in 2020, brother Francis “Babe” in September of 2021, and his first wife, Elizabeth (Brantlinger) Pistelli, in 2002.  They were married in 1961 and divorced in 1970.

Dan enjoyed many hobbies over his lifetime including photography, painting, stained glass production, gardening, woodworking, metal work, and travel.  He will be dearly missed by all of his relatives and friends around the country.  Dan will be cremated per his wishes and his ashes will be given to his wife Della to be placed on the mantle in their living room.

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