David E. Scanlon
age 74 of Canton, Ohio passed away in his residence surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 1, 2013, three days before his 75th birthday. He was born in Canton, Ohio to Francis and Dorothy (Smith) Scanlon. He was a 1956 graduate of Louisville High School and upon graduation entered the United States Navy. After four years of service, he was honorably discharged from the Navy, and married Lucille Jaeb on July 8, 1961. They resided in Louisville, Ohio until moving to Canton, Ohio in 2004. Dave was the Commander of the Color Guard of American Legion Post 548 of Louisville which gave him great pride and joy. He was a volunteer for the Meal on Wheels, and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Conrail following 25 years of service and was a member of Christ the Servant Catholic Church. Dave's love of golf led to a tradition of the 'Scanlon Open' for many years including, family, friends and railroad co-workers. He was a member of the organizing committee for the Eastern Amputee Golf Association. helping to raise money for amputee college students. His favorite past times were watching NASCAR races with his sons, bowling and dancing with his wife.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Tim who passed away in 2011. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Kathy (Steve) Patterson of Louisville, Denise (Michael) Hecht, Mary Jo (Severin) Stephens and LuAnn (Michael) Pusateri all of Canton; one son, Don of Louisville; daughter-in-law, Pam Scanlon of Twinsburg; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Eula Lee Rampi of South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 6th, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony/All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Thomas Bishop officiating. Family and friends will be received Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. In keeping with Dave's wishes, following the Mass of Christian burial his body will be cremated and laid to rest at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. The family would like to thank Aultman Hospital and Hospice for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tim Scanlon Scholarship Fund at St. Thomas Aquinas High School or the American Legion Post 548 in Louisville.
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Published in The Repository on Feb. 4, 2013