SALEM, Ohio – Gary M. Centofanti, 81, of Salem, died at 10:55 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at his home.
He was born January 6, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of the late Herman and Lottie (Slaby) Centofanti.
Gary worked for the Salem Community Hospital from 1961-2001 as a maintenance technician.
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, a 1954 graduate of Salem High School, a former member of the Italian American Club and coached and managed Little League Baseball.
Gary served in the United States Army.
His wife, Delores J. (Rallo) Centofanti, whom he married September 2, 1961, preceded him in death on September 6, 2016.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Centofanti of Campbell and Mark (Angela) Centofanti of Newark; two daughters, Lynne (Allen) Alesi of Salem and Janine Centofanti of Chicago, Illinois; two stepsisters, Dana (Jim) Slivkoff of Cleveland and Betsy (John) Nitoli of Hubbard; a stepbrother, Joseph Rice; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
His stepfather, Daniel Rice and two stepbrothers, Edward and Jack Rice, also preceded him in death.
A private service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Monday, July 3 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.