Carl Firetto

May 21, 2024 - July 04, 2013

Carl M. Firetto, 56, of Economy Borough, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, in his home, after a courageous four-year battle with synovial sarcoma. Carl was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Dorencamp) for 31 years; proud father of Carla (father-in-law of Nicholas Benard) and Matthew; loving son of the late Michael and Josephine Firetto, who survives; and brother of Michael, John (Ann), Alan, Catherine and Karen (Bradley) Rosenberg. Carl is also survived by numerous cousins; nieces; nephews; and close friends. Together, Carl and Cindy were founding members of Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma. Carl took great pride raising funds for sarcoma research as well as promoting awareness of his rare cancer. Carl loved hunting, fishing and, especially, spending time with his family. He was proud of his 30-year sales and management career at General Motors dealerships, notably at Troy-Alan Cars. He also served as president of the Pittsburgh Truck Club. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in St. Ferdinand Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to (Team Carl), P.O. Box 194, Gibsonia, PA 15044-0194.

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  • Rita Hahn

    Cindy and family, Our sympathy to you and your family for your tremendous loss. Carl was a huge inspiration to all of us for his fight against cancer. May his foundation carry on even in his absence. He will be surely missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless. Steve and Rita Hahn

  • Terry Campbell-Calabrese

    Cindy ~
    May the love of friends and family give you comfort, the grace of God give you strength, and may you find peace in your many happy memories.
    My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Bernie Slone

    I am so sorry for this terrible loss. You are all in our families prayers. I am so sorry we could not make it due the last minute we had found out. Please do not hesitate to call us if we can do anything.

    The Slones

  • Beth Cullinan

    Remembering Carl

    Carl welcomed me into Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma in May 2011. Carl’s enthusiasm and dedication to PCS was contagious. PCS is more than just a fund raising group for Sarcoma research, it is a support group full of loving friends. Carl being a great leader at PCS, as well as a good friend. He will be greatly missed.


  • Chip Kissick

    My Deepest Sympathy to Carl’s Family.

    I never had the pleasure of working directly with Carl but I had visited the Dealership many times while it was under his leadership and could tell that he was a Great Guy.

    Chip Kissick

  • Bill and Corinne Gruber

    Karen, Brad and Family,

    Our sincere sympathy, as well as thoughts and prayers, to you during this very difficult time.

    The Gruber Family

  • Marisa & Walter Smith

    Remembering Carl

    Carl lives in our hearts and minds,
    With all the strengths he left behind,
    His big smile and his energy,
    His tireless creativity,
    His manly presence, perseverance,
    Through the worst adversity,
    And the logo that we see,
    On t-shirts and on each brochure,
    The Pittsburgh running family,
    Striding forward for the cure,
    This is a man we’ll always miss,
    (But, Carl, we know you’ve found your bliss.)

    Marisa Smith
    Mt Lebanon, PA

    Cindy and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss.
    May God’s healing light and love
    Soften your grief and bring you peace.

    Walter & Marisa Smith
    PCS Committee Members

  • Susan Cullinan

    My heart is heavy with the loss of Carl. I think of this quote, it is so fitting for all of us when we remember Carl
    “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy.” I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”
    – Leo C. Rosten
    Susan Cullinan -TEAM joeyC

  • Frank Pollock

  • Lisa Dorencamp Williams

    With love and deepest sympathy at Carl’s passing. Love to you and your family Cindy.

  • Gregg and Wendy Hess

    We are so very sorry that Carl has passed, but are certain he is now free of pain and with our Father. We have very fond memories of time spent with Carl and will always remember his wit and way of always finding humor in any situation. Our sympathies and prayers go out to the whole family.
    Gregg and Wendy Hess

  • Kathy And Paul Uber

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Carl. We met Carl At the Troy Alan Dealership In Slippery Rock, he was always one of the happiest people I think I ever knew always smiled, friendly always their for you if you needed him. He will really be missed by everyone that new him.
    May God Bless You All.

  • Cathy Dolhi

    Cindy & family: Please accept my sincerest sympathy ~ Carl was my first contact with PCS 3 years ago. His passion & enthusiasm for a cause to which he was so deeply committed was infectious. He will most certainly be missed. Cathy Dolhi

  • Jack T. Gagliano

    Carl was a great friend growing up in Harvey. We had some wonderful times together at Lowell School and Ascension Church. I was sad when he moved and am greatly saddened at his passing.

    I will pray for the repose of his soul and for the comfort of his family.

  • Mary OConnor Weyel

    My heart is with you and all your family as you go through this trying time, no words can comfort, only time..

  • Sue Perl

    Expressions of Sympathy Sue Perl has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • Marie Murrray

    Dear Cindy,Carl,Carla & Matthew,
    May Heavenly father hold you in his hands forever, and watch over your family and have his spirit within you always,


  • geri skehan

    I met carl thru my daughter,who sold me my pt cruiser, and Catherine, he was a wonderful person, and will be missed by all,he fought a brave battle.may he find peace. diane seifrieds mother.geri,

  • Greenbecks

    What a privilege to have know this man. I’m proud to call him cousin. Will always have the fondest childhood memories wrestling with Carl. My heart goes out to the family. We love you guys!!

  • Mike & Chris Benard

    Family and friends know Carl to be an outstanding person — smart, generous, active, with a playful sense of humor. In life, he gave so much to so many. We remember, Carl.

  • geri skehan

    I met carl thru my daughter,who sold me my pt cruiser, and Catherine, he was a wonderful person, and will be missed by all,he fought a brave battle.may he find peace. diane seifrieds mother.geri,


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