CANFIELD, Ohio – Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 24 at 1100 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for George J. Cucaro, 97, who passed away Saturday morning, May 20 at Hospice House.
George was born January 12, 1920, in Youngstown, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Larocco) Cucaro.
George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Hawaii and Washington, D.C.
He worked for Truscon Steel, B&I Management and Austintown Plaza Maintenance.
George was a charter member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
He was also a member of the Arco Club, where he played bocce.
His wife, the former Josephine T. Sertich, whom he married August 2, 1947, passed away September 28, 2008.
George leaves his daughters, Georgette (Lester) Szabados of Liberty and Laura Scalise of Austintown; a son, Thomas Cucaro, with whom he made his home, of Canfield; three grandchildren, Renee (Joseph) Bornemiss, Michelle (Frank) Gugliotta and Lori (Gregory) Toporcer; six great-grandchildren, Cara and Jenna Bornemiss, Maci, Lexi and Jared Toporcer and Jacob Gugliotta; a sister, Rose Sefner of Kansas City, Kansas and a brother, Thomas (Kathleen) Cuccaro of Melbourne, Florida.
George was also preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine and Frances and two brothers, Pascal and James.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, May 24 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel prior to the service.
Material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, May 23 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.