I know this is an odd post and I hope it gets to remain here.
About 4 years ago, I was trying to find out if this family was connected to me through my maternal grandmother. I had an on going thread on the Genti forum with the people there, when suddenly 2 Pennacchio descendants contacted me because in googling, they found my forum posts.
A few days ago, with the help of the records on family search for the town of Rionero, Potenza, I was finally able to make this connection (after 20 long years of searching). I am indeed connected to this family.
I was able to contact one of those Pennacchio (now relatives). The other one, Steve from Alaska, I have no way to contact since an email to him bounced back to me.