Massaro Research Fund Dinner held at Oakmont County Club
June 23, 2014 12:00 AM
Alina, Carol and Stephanie Massaro.
Greg and Jannie Saxon with Domenic Dozzi.
Joe Lagana, Guy Mattola and Tony Accamando. #SEENFriends
Noreen and Joe Orlando.
Carol Sirianni and Michele Pasula.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What, When and Where: Joseph A. Massaro Alzheimer's Research Fund Dinner on Thursday at the Oakmont Country Club
A Family Affair: Carol Massaro began the Alzheimer's Research Fund in honor of her husband, Joseph, who was diagnosed with this degenerative disease six years ago. "I started this fund by asking 100 of my friends to each donate $1,000. I'm thrilled to say that we have surpassed my goal and have raised more than $250,000 to go toward researching this disease. I don't want one more soul to get this. ... It will become an epidemic unless we do something," she said.
Nearly the entire Massaro family came out to support the cause, including 17 of their 18 grandchildren.
Sweet Memories: "He was somebody who was good to everybody. ... He took care of a lot of people," said Joe Massaro III. "He touched a lot of lives. He was such an upbeat person," added longtime friend, Joan Kamin.
#SEEN among the 225 guests: Samuel C. Badger (who helped Mrs. Massaro organize the event), Joshua Franzos and Tim Murray, Mary Lou Dunlay (who has known Mr. Massaro since the first grade) and son Michael Dunlay. Also in attendance were Henry and Nancy Gusky, Mike and Debbie Barbarita, Alan and Pat Siger, Donna Murtha, Jim Roddey, Gene Svrcek, Dr. Marc Liang, Mark Power, Joe and Noreen Orlando, Carol Sirianni, Rose Kustenkow, Kelly Uranker, Bonnie Cousin, Bob Tudi, Kathe and Jim Patrinos, Peggy and Steven Snavely, Electra and Jim Agras, and Clyde Jones.
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