Richard J. Andaloro
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age 85, of Canton, passed away early Thursday morning after a brief illness. He was born in Canton to the late Vincent J. and Parmelia L. (Pucci). Richard was a decorated veteran who served two tours of duty with the United States Army, first in occupied Germany and then in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded three Bronze Campaign Stars, the Fourragaire, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the 8th Army Ribbon. He was a graduate of Kent State University and retired from Canton City Schools where he taught American history, adult education, and was a coordinator for the OWE Program.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce (Andriola) Andaloro; children, Dr. Parmie (Dr. George) Herman of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Dr. Paul (Dr. Rebecca) Andaloro of North Canton, Dr. Richard V. Andaloro of Springfield, Ohio, Cynthia (David) Wagner of Massillon; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Herman, David Herman and fiancee, Christi Crow, Leah and Ethan Andaloro, Paul and Luke Wagner; four step-grandchildren, Alaina, Sean and Micah Wright, Johanna (Brandon) Pankuch; sister, Nancy A. (Thomas) Miller of Florida; brother, Joseph (Loretta) Andaloro of Canton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at The Basilica of Saint John the Baptist with Very Reverend Ronald M. Klingler, Rector. Respecting Richard's wishes, he will be cremated and interment will occur at a later date with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the University of Mount Union/The Andaloro Family Fund for Biological Studies.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you 'grave for me: Here he lies where he long'd to be; Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
Published in The Repository on Oct. 25, 2013
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