Death – Gaetano A. “Guy” Centofanti, Struthers, Ohio Obituary

Death – Obituary

STRUTHERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gaetano A. “Guy” Centofanti, 66, of Struthers died  Sunday morning, January 9, 2022 at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born August 7, 1955 in Youngstown, a son of Donald and Virginia (Carrocce) Centofanti and had been a lifelong area resident.

Guy was 1975 graduate of Struthers High School and had worked in maintenance at the Southern Park Mall for several years.

He was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers. Guy was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

He leaves his sister, Amelia (Brian) Smith of Hubbard Township; his brother, Arthur Paul (Theresa) Centofanti of Salem; four nieces, Janae (Jake) Amis of Valdosta, Georgia, Maria (Kosta) Karatzas of Trinity, FL, Virginia (John) Brokalakis of Trinity, Florida and Charity (Rick) Irick of Fort Myers, Florida; four nephews, Gregory (Nikki Nicodemus) Iker of Amelia, Ohio, Dalton Smith of Shapsville, Pennsylvania, Derrek (Ashley) Smith of Cortland, Ohio and Dayne (Miranda) Smith of Girard, Ohio. He also leaves several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Guy was preceded in death by his parents.

If love and prayers could have saved you, you would have been with us forever! But as much as we loved you, God loved you more.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Guy at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. prior to the Mass at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

The family would like to express their most sincere appreciation to the staff in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman, especially nurses, Heather and Barb.

Because of the recent surge of COVID-19, the family requests visitors attending either the visitation or funeral Mass wear masks and respect the 6-foot rule.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.