Louie Schiralli



Louie Schiralli, 85, of 1389 Bartlett Rd., passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. Born May 26, 1932, in Bolivar he was a son of Carmin and Nancy Ciampa Schiralli. Louie married the former Barbara Clark on July 7, 1962 at St. Mary’s Church, Bolivar. Mrs. Schiralli survives.

He was a graduate of Bolivar Central School Class of 1952. Louie was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He owned and operated Schiralli’s Barbershop in Bolivar for over fifty-three years, was a self-employed farmer in Bolivar for many years and was employed as a bus driver for Bolivar Central School for 29 years prior to his retirement. He also was the head greenkeeper at the Bolivar Country Club for two years.

Louie was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church, a forty-nine year member of Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion, Bolivar, a charter member of the Bolivar Lions Club, and served eight years on the Bolivar town board. He enjoyed gardening, horseshoes, bowling, and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Susan (Steve) Adams Bolivar, Tricia (Karl) Root Bolivar, Bradley (Elizabeth) Schiralli Bolivar and Gail (Brett) Lewis Bolivar; nine grandchildren, Craig, Dennis Adams, Gretchen Colburn, Sydney, Andrew Root, Carmen, Maggie Schiralli, Cassidy and MacKenzie Lewis; three great grandchildren, Paige, Mariyah and Averi; three sisters, Angeline DePaolo Port Charlotte, FL, Jennie Marra Olean and Julia Wing Horseheads, NY.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Vincent, and Frank Schiralli and two sisters, Mary Orsini and Katherine Shaner.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home, 554 South Main Street, Bolivar, on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2-5 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church, Bolivar. Rev. Sean DiMaria, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 111 Wellsville Street, Bolivar, NY 14715 or to Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

The family will like to thank all of Louie’s caregivers, especially Susan Weber.