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74, Somerset, died April 10, 2017, at Somerset Hospice House. Born May 4, 1942, in Bronx, New York, son of Alfred Joseph and Olga (Callegari) Poggi. Preceded in death by parents, wife, the former Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Seibert) Poggi, and brother, Richard Poggi. Survived by children Michelle A. Ervin and husband, Edward, Annapolis, MD; Michael A. Poggi and wife, Elizabeth (Jones), Mt. Lebanon; and Christopher S. Poggi and wife, Rebecca L. (Kemp), Somerset; grandchildren Harry, Freddie, John, and Louise; and grand-dogs, Winston and Caleb. Dr. Poggi was a graduate of St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He dedicated his life to helping others as a family physician in private practice locally for nearly 50 years. He was a member of American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He was also a former board member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and former chief of staff at Somerset Hospital. Member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Somerset. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 494 W. Main St., Somerset, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fr. Daniel J. O'Neill officiating. Committal, Somerset County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Poggi's memory may be directed to Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, Somerset Borough Police Department, Somerset Area Ambulance Association or In Touch Hospice. www.haugerzeigler.com.
Published on April 10, 2017
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