Gelsomina Teresina “Jessie” Sveth Obituary

December 19, 2016 Obituary

Gelsomina Teresina "Jessie" Sveth, Youngstown, Ohio - obit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gelsomina Teresina “Jessie” Sveth, 89, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, December 19, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Jessie was born August 17, 1927 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Ciro and Albina Savastano Campati and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of South High School and later earned a business degree from Youngstown College.

Jessie worked for Republic Steel, Northside Hospital, The Tamarkin Company and retired in the 1990s from Phar-Mor.

Jessie was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica.

Jessie’s husband of 30 years, Nicholas Sveth, whom she married October 17, 1953, passed away December 24, 1983.

Jessie will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She leaves her daughter, Patricia M. Sveth, with whom she shared her home; her son, Nicholas J. Sveth of Howland; two grandchildren, Anthony J. Sveth and Tara E. (Jeff) Liebowitz; a brother, Joseph D. Campati of Canfield and a sister, Florence L. Yannitti of Boardman.

In addition to her husband; two brothers, Anthony E. and Louis R. Campati and an infant sister, Mary Jose are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, December 22 at the funeral home and will continue at 1:30 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel, in Youngstown.

Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Jessie will be laid to rest next to her husband, Nick. Jessie’s family wishes to thank her caregiver, Maribeth and the nursing and respiratory staff at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Youngstown, especially Christopher, for the kindness shown and care given to Jessie and her family.

In lieu of flowers, the Sveth family requests memorial contributions be made in Jessie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, through the “ways to give” page at

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