Don Zenner and Elanor Capo Zenner

Don Zenner and Elanor Capo Zenner

Don and Eleanor Zenner (pictured here in 2019) have strong ties to Washington’s Italian community. Don’s father Frank opened a popular barber shop on South Main Street.  Eleanor’s father hailed from Bellosquardo, Campania. Frank Zenner (left) and Louis Spossey in...
Dr. Charles Tripoli and Rita Gabrielli Tripoli

Dr. Charles Tripoli and Rita Gabrielli Tripoli

Dr. Charles Tripoli and his wife Rita Gabrielli Tripoli (pictured here in 2017) are descendants of Italian immigrants who settled in Westmoreland County.  Charles began his career as a physician in Washington, PA, in 1959. He was one of the city’s first Italian...
Aimono (Amon) Trapuzzano

Aimono (Amon) Trapuzzano

Aimono (Amon) Trapuzzano (pictured here in 2017) is the son of Annibale Trapuzzano, a tailor from Calabria. Annibale and his brother Theodore opened a shop on Main Street in Washington, PA, around 1910. More than a century later, the Trapuzzano name remains synonymous...
Louis “Sonny” Spossey

Louis “Sonny” Spossey

Sonny Spossey (pictured here in 2019), the grandson of Italian immigrants, was the first Italian American to serve as mayor of Washington, PA. In addition to four terms as mayor, he has served as city treasurer and as a leader of many community boards. The son of a...