Obituary: Alta Coletta

Ms. Coletta, 87, of Clermont, died Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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Alta Coletta, age 87, of Clermont, Florida, formerly from North East, Pennsylvania, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, April 2. Alta was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph and Grace Korn.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Daniel Coletta; and by four siblings, Katherine Marshall, Joseph Korn, David Korn and Harold Hayen.

She is survived by her nine children, Cynthia Purvis (John), Elizabeth Slater (Hugh), Pamela Abbey, Daniel Coletta (Ann), Diana Coletta, Jodie DeLeon, Lisa Coletta, Donna Smith (Monty), Gina Guidera (Mark); a sister, Dorothy Hain; and a brother, Walter Hayen; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

To say that Alta, along with her husband, Dan, was a hard worker all her life is an understatement. Their children were raised to respect work on the family farm, which started with crops and animals and grew into a grape farm. Her faith gave Alta a heart for others, and she always shared her blessings with those in need. Even long into retirement, Alta enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul in Spring Hill, and when she moved to Winter Garden, she volunteered at Matthew’s Hope, serving the homeless in the area. 

After the death of Dan, Alta moved in with Diana, who lovingly cared for her mother until her death. Her three other daughters living in the area, Elizabeth, Pamela and Jodie, were a constant in her home, visiting and giving support as needed, as well.

Due to national guidelines on limiting public gatherings, interment will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. A celebration of her life will be scheduled in the future by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-3827; or

Please visit to sign the Book of Memories.



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