YOUNGSTOWN – Anthony J. Ditata Sr., 88, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at home.
Anthony was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio a son of Roger and Julia Labate Ditata and was a lifelong Youngstown, OH resident.
He was a graduate of East High School and attended Youngstown College.
He worked for Automatic Sprinkler in Youngstown for 22 years, Standard Steel Products North Jackson, Ohio for 10 years and Lake Park Alloy Steel Company Youngstown for 25 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for over 50 years and was one of the first communion ministers .
Anthony was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Company I 330th Infantry during World War II, where he received two Purple Hearts, one Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation and was wounded in France.
He was the past president of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 2 in Youngstown.
His wife, the former Helen Struble, whom he married May 1, 1945, passed away Jan. 4, 2007.
He will be sadly missed by his sons, Anthony J. (Donna) Ditata Jr. of Struthers, Ohio and Roger J. Ditata of Youngstown; two grandchildren, Anthony J. (Rie) Ditata III and Edward J. (Kelli) Ditata of Henderson, Nevada; and one great-granddaughter, Tenley.
He also leaves his sisters, Rose Como of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Lucy Glaser of Punta Gorda, Fla. and a brother, James Ditata of Austintown.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lena Ditata and Marie DeSalvo; and his brother, Patrick Ditata.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Youngstown, Ohio.
There will be calling hours today, May 1, 2012, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, May 2, 2012, one half hour prior to the Mass from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.
Burial will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 343 Via Mt. Carmel Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com
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