Evo "Butch" J. Prenni

July 8, 1945 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 75)


Evo “Butch” (Moo) James Prenni, Jr., 75, of Nowrytown (Conemaugh Twp.) passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born Sunday, July 8, 1945, in Edri, PA, the son of the late Evo S (Sr.) and Frances E. Collela Prenni.  He was member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Kent, PA,  Before his retirement he was employed by Akers National Roll in Avonmore, and prior to that as a coal miner at the Canterbury Coal Mines.  Evo was a United States Army Veteran proudly serving his country during the Viet Nam War.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, playing cards, and the bocce games at the Hog Roasts.  He will always be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.  He was a member of the Nowrytown Sportsman’s Club, the American Legion, Post 57, in Saltsburg and the VFW Post 7901 in Avonmore.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Christine J. Battistelli Prenni, 5 daughters, Teresa Bachy and her husband, Greg, of Clune, PA, Joann Stibrik and her husband, John, of Commodore, Pa, Darlene Cornman of Saltsburg, Mary Snyder and her husband, Tom, of Homer City, Anna Bodnar and her husband, Johnny, of Elders Ridge, Pa, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  One sister, Frances “Betty” Boston of Indiana, PA , three brothers, Lewis Prenni and his wife, Clara, of Saltsburg, James Prenni of Saltsburg and Lawrence “Luke” Prenni of Salina and a Brother in Law Edward Shaffer of Avonmore.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Prenni and a sister, Bonnie Shaffer.  Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home, Ltd, 400 Indiana Avenue, Avonmore, PA.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 28, at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd with Reverend Matthew J. Morelli officiating.  Due to public health concerns and concerns for our families; per CDC guidelines and the PA State Department of Health, a MASK IS REQUIRED AT VIEWING.   Interment will be held at Ridgeview Cemetery in Elders Ridge, PA  To view and send online condolences visit us at

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August 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home
400 Indiana Avenue
Avonmore, PA 15618

Funeral Mass
August 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Church of the Good Shepherd
100 Good Shepherd Drive
Kent, PA 15752

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