Gilbert R. DiNardo
WWII vet, former Ellsworth resident active in church
Gilbert R. DiNardo, 88, of Boardman, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
He was born February 28, 1924, in Ellsworth, a son of the late Patsy and Domenica DiMarzio DiNardo. He was the husband of Madeline Palombaro DiNardo, whom he married November 9, 1946.
His family includes wife, Madeline DiNardo of Boardman; a daughter, Linda M. DiNardo of Boardman; a sister, Joyce (Rod) Angotti of De Kald, Ill.; brothers Donald (Jean) DiNardo of Brownsville, Patsy Richard (Sarah) DiNardo of Washingtonville and William DiNardo of Euclid, Ohio; in-laws Duke (Angie) Palombaro of Boardman, David (Millie) Palombaro of Youngstown, Ray (Margie) Palen of Niles, Ohio, Terry Pasquale of Illinois and Dave (Dolly) Leskovec of Girard; and many nieces and nephews, who held a special place in his heart.
He was preceded in death by brothers August, Benjamin Emilio, Arco and Leo DiNardo; sisters, Rita Sasko and Jenny Pauline; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Virginia Palombaro; a sister-in-law, Mary Pasquale; and father and mother-in-law Frank and Frances Palombaro.
Mr. DiNardo was a 1941 graduate of Ellsworth High School, a World War II veteran, a member of the Morra Club, where he was inducted in the Hall of Fame as “Man of the Year,” and St. Luke Church, where he volunteered at bingo and church festivals and was known for his pizza.
He was retired from Ajax Magnethermic, where he was a mechanical engineer for 33 years. He also was instrumental in raising funds to help start the Leonard Kurtz School. He enjoyed family dinners with nieces and nephews and was a mentor, a friend, a great husband, father, uncle, brother and brother-in-law, and will be sadly missed by all.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service Friday, February 15, in St. Luke Church, Ohio. Arrangements are by the Fabrizio Funeral Home, Youngstown. Please sign the guest book.