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Alfred J. Muccioli

Muccioli – Alfred J., 76, Richland Township, passed away on October 29, 2020. Born on November 26, 1943 in Johnstown, son of Alfred D. and Catherine M. (Petrun) Muccioli. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie L. (McCleester) Muccioli; brother, Joseph, and sister, Irene Shaulis. He is survived by his loving son, Randy E. (Lydia A.) Muccioli, Atlanta, GA; grandsons, David E. and Matthew E. Muccioli, both of Atlanta, GA; siblings, Carol A. (Donald L.) Kern, Johnstown, Victor J. (Sandy K.), Muccioli, Bedford, and Kathy B. (Stanford E.) Westover, Windber, and several nieces and nephews. Alfred was a graduate of Richland High School. He was a US Army National Guard Veteran. Alfred retired from Sears after 33 years of service as an appliance service technician. After retirement he opened and ran Al Muccioli’s Service Center for 20 years in Johnstown. He had an inherent talent to fix or repair almost anything. Alfred’s true passion was restoring classic cars. He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. At Alfred’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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I didn't know Al as well as a lot of you. What I did know was he was a great appliance repairman and an avid car enthusiast. I would call him for repairs which he fixed in no time flat. Also I would sometimes see him at car shows. It is with great sadness that I just found out of his passing. I am in need of an repairman and starting to look him up. That is how I learned of his passing late last year. I am sincerely sorry to all of Al's family and friends. I hope Al takes this as the compliment it is. Years ago before I new Al, I asked some friends if they knew a good appliance repairman they could recommend. I was told to call the Appliance Repairman Nazi. Al/Elvis.. Please don't take that the wrong way. All they meant was that Al was extremely serious about his work. He would come to fix something and I would prepare myself to get yelled at for not property maintaining said appliance. I wish I could get yelled at again...

Todd J. Kushner Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

I was sad to see AL's passing. I worked at Sears in the service center part-time during the mid 70's while I was in college. It was Al who got backed me to get the job after I assembled a few bicycles just prior to Christmas in 1974 when they were swamped in the shop. I learned a lot from him and still use a lot of those skills to this day. I remember him asking me to take the case off a microwave oven he was working on. I took it off and noticed a broken lead off of the start capacitor and yelled to him "Al look this is what's wrong" and pointed to it. Well the capacitor wasn't discharged, that is until I pointed at it. Then it discharged through me and threw me about 10 feet across the shop onto my back. Him and John Margo must have laughed for 10 minutes. It was still the best job I ever had. Al even painted a car for me once when I borrowed his dad's garage and it quickly became obvious to Al I was going to mess it up, so he took over. I would try to stop and see him when I was back in town. You were a good man, a life well lived, rest in peace.

Lynn Lehman Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

I met Al after I became friends with his son while we worked together at UPS. I can't even begin to count the number of times Al would share some thought, that little did I know back then... I would always remember.

The first of those tid-bits of wisdom... He had tools to fix tools and he kept them incredibly clean and organized. A trait that I now emulate today that I credit to Al. Second, there is no such thing as car that is too clean. Again, I do my best when time permits to keep our car that way. This last one was always my favorite (and I still quote it regularly), there are three things that you never ask a man to borrow... First, his tools; second, his gun; and third, his lady; and if he ever does offer either of the first two to you to borrow... then you'd better return them in as good as (or better) condition than they were when he loaned them to you. (Obviously, the third would never be loaned).

Finally, if you were ever at their home, you probably are well aware of the war that Al and the "birds" were having. Like his tools and cars, he kept his property spotless. Except for the one thing that he could not control... where the birds would poop. It seemed that they liked to sit on his black post and rail fence and poop. This drove him mad. Initially, he strung fishing line along the top of the rails. Success!, until the birds realized that they could sit on the utility wire directly over that same fence. The pooping on the fence continued, but Al would not be beat. He simply (and if you have ever done this, you know that this is anything but simple) moved the fence forward a foot or so. The result, Al won... the pooping birds lost. I love that story, and I am laughing as I type this.

I am certain that "Alvis" will live on forever in the memories of those of us who were blessed with getting to know him. Our sincerest of condolences go out to his Randy, his nephew Mike, and all of his family. You will all be remembered in our prayers. You were blessed at least once by getting to be his family. May God continue to bless all of you.

Ernie Cooper and Family Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

As we go through this life every once in a while you meet someone. Someone who just has a personality that is hard to explain and makes you feel good and comfortable. In the short period of time that we knew Al, that was him. He invited us to his home and gave us a Grand tour, especially his garage. WOW! That is all we can say about his automobiles and his projects he has done. He gave me the poster of Marilyn Monroe I shall cherish all my days, it is above me as I type at my computer.
Al you are all healed and no more shall you suffer as you did with that awful Cancer.

Our sincere Condolences to the family. Especially to his Son and his family for having taking such loving care of him in his suffering. Also to his sisters and nurses during his last days at Home.

May God Bless You All.

Andrew Hollan & Judy Weidner Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to see Al's obit in the paper this morning!

He's been to my house several times to repair appliances. I loved to watch him a he tried to figure out how to fix something he'd never seen before.

I would help him if he needed to get behind something or into a small space. Or I would hand him tools. I think he enjoyed that I was interested in what he was doing!

And those sideburns!! He always reminded me of Elvis!!

I'll never forget him!! My condolences to his family. I see that his service will be private. I will be with you in spirit.

Linda Gray Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Al for a number of years at the Sears Service Center and I was a nearby neighbor when I was growing up in the Richland area. I remember Al 's fun personality and jokes that kept work fun. His love of oldies radio that played in his work area inspired my enjoyment of the songs. I would tell my friends that I worked with "ALvis" at Sears! He would always ask me, "what do you know about milking ducks" and then proceed to tell me that it takes a very small stool. Whenever I would sell door-to-door fundraisers for the marching band, I could always count on Mr. Muccioli for a sale! I can remember being there for Al's last day of Work at Sears when he retired and he picked up his personal items in his Dodge pickup truck with side stack and remembered that I was witnessing history. I can still remember occasionally being on break at Sears with Al as he watched the Price is Right and ate a snack of Co-Co Puffs... Good Times.

Joe Kush Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM