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Guy A. Travaglio Jr. (July 24, 1926 – September 7, 2019) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Guy Travaglio
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 11th district
In office
January 3, 1995[1] – November 30, 2004[2]
Preceded byJoseph A. Steighner
Succeeded byBrian L. Ellis
ConstituencyPart of Butler County
Personal details
Born(1926-07-24)July 24, 1926
Ambridge, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedSeptember 7, 2019(2019-09-07) (aged 93)
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Norma Jean Bartoe (d. 1965)
Bonita Ruth
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Military
Years of service1945-1947

He graduated from Butler Area High School in 1945.[3] He served in the U.S. military in Okinawa, Japan from 1945 to 1947.[4] Travaglio then attended Slippery Rock College and Butler Business School.[4] Following college, he worked the office supply business from 1952 to 1958. Throughout his life, Travaglio was part owner of several business ventures, including Mr. Q’s Record Shop from 1958 to 1962, a car wash from 1967–1976, and the Record Rack from 1968 to 1970.[4] Guy served on the Butler City Council from 1966-1970.[4] He was also involved in Butler-area radio stations as an on-air personality, management, and part owner.[4] He retired as general manager of WISR in 1993.[4] Travaglio married Norma Jean Bartoe in 1947 and the couple had five children before she was killed in a 1965 car accident.[4] Guy later married Bonita Ruth Ross and they had one child. As of 2004, Travaglio had 13 grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.[4]

He was first elected to represent the 11th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1994. He retired prior to the 2004 elections.

Travaglio died in Butler on September 7, 2019.[5]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1995 - 179TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1995-01-03.
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2004
  3. ^ "Guy A. Travaglio, Jr. (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2004-02-20.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "BIOGRAPHY". Official Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. Archived from the original on November 17, 2004.
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