Youngstown, Ohio Dante J Giancola
Dante J. Giancola 97, passed away peacefully Sunday April 4, 2021, at the Inn at Christine Valley in Youngstown.
Dante was born September 11, 1923 in Canton Ohio, the son of Joseph and Esther Turco-Giancola.
He served in WWIl - CPL in 486 Bombardment Group. Upon his return worked for 30 years at Republic Steel. A certified Ohio Law Enforcement Officer, retiring and proceeding to work for the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
He married Mary Pierko on January 31, 1948. Together they raised three children, Rose Marie, Dennis and Laura. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, great grandfather.
Dante and his wife shared a passion for ballroom dancing having spent majority of all weekends with friends from Idora Park Ballroom to enjoying contests while vacationing and traveling and dancing with local bands. Many knew him as the Chief Umpire for Mill Creek Girls softball league and prior Mill Creek Boys as well as league photographer. He was an Usher at St. Christine's Church for many years and he also helped run the festival fireworks displays. A self taught organist he loved playing the organ and had an amazing flair to design and build projects for any request given. Helping anyone in need he was accomplished in all trades.
Dante leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Mary, his children Dennis J. Giancola of Avon, Laura E. Giancola of Canfield. 5 Grandchildren and 7 great grandkids.
Dante was preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings and daughter Mrs. Rose Marie Mezzapeso.
There will be calling hours from 10-11:30, on Friday April 9th, 2021 at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
A mass of Christian burial will follow at noon, at St. Christine Church with Fr. Simon Mino officiating,
and will be open to family and friends.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Family requests that any donations be made to St Christine's Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
Due to COVID-19, all social distancing practices will be followed. Masks are required.
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