WARREN, Ohio – Eugene J. Cravotta, 67, of Warren, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1950, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph E. and Clementa (Gandolfi) Cravotta.
Gene was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked for 25 years at the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities as an Administrator and Case Manager. He also established a business that provided social activities for individuals with disabilities called, Activities Are Us, under RaeArc.
He married Deborah L. Stauffer on July 1, 1972. They shared 45 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and served on the church’s council in Warren.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His greatest love was his family, especially his two grandsons.
Besides his wife, Gene is survived by two children, Nicole Cravotta and Ryan (Abby) Cravotta. He also leaves behind a sister, Michelle (Charles) Haas, of Pennsylvania and two grandchildren, Gabriel Baumgartner and Miles Cravotta.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vicki Cravotta.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends and the many others that Gene has profoundly touched in his life.
A service celebrating Gene’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2860 East Market Street, Warren, with the Rev. Ann Marie Winters officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the church.
The family requests that material contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County or to ARC of Ohio NE Branch, 3024 Center Road, Youngstown, OH 44514, in his memory.
Arrangements for Mr. Cravotta are being provided by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren. Condolences can be sent to the Cravotta family by visiting www.carlwhall.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 22 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.