Martin (Marty) Cosimatto, age 97, a life-long resident of Republic, passed away December 2, 2022 at his home. He was a veteran of WWII and served his country in the US ARMY European Theatre as an auto mechanic in Battery B, 630th Field Artillery Battalion in Italy, France, and Germany. Afterward he returned to Republic, built a house in 1950 one street over from where he grew up, married, and worked in various coal mines including Vesta #5 as a miner and at Homestead Steel Works as a welder. Marty was born March 19, 1925 to Michael and Vincenza Cosimato who were originally from southern Italy (Avellino). He was preceded in death by both his wives, sisters Barbara and Edna Meglis, five brothers (Ralph (infant), Tony, Ralph, Joseph (infant), Joseph (Billie)) and one sister (Mary). He is survived by his daughter Paula (Patrick) Batt of Alexandria, VA, step-daughter Nikki Meglis of Republic, brother James (Linda) Cosmot of Alamo, CA, various nieces and nephews, and his cat Houdini. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and a great admirer of cats, at one point owning six at the same time. The rest of the family is especially grateful to Nikki for being his caregiver and to W.V.U. Hospice. The family gratefully acknowledges Melissa and McKenna with W.V.U. Hospice for going above and beyond with their care. Friends will be received from 11 to 1 pm on December 10, 2022 in the Kish - Fabry Funeral Home, Inc. 19 Legion Street, Republic, PA followed by a blessing service held at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill with full military rights and honors by the George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Friends of Animals, 223 Searights Herbert Road, Uniontown, PA 15401.