Ettore Chiudioni

Ettore "Eddie" Chiudioni

MANSFIELD: Ettore "Eddie" Chiudioni was born with music inside him. It was a necessity for him-as much as food or water. He passed along his gift to countless youngsters as a band director, as a private music teacher, and as conductor of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. Eddie was always looking forward to his next concert.

Accomplished trumpet player, Ettore "Eddie" Chiudioni, 77, passed away Wednesday morning March 12, 2014 in the OSU Wexner Medical Center following a short illness.

Eddie was born October 29, 1936 in Dillonvale to parents Salvatore & Ersilia (Gigliozzi) Chiudioni. He was graduated from Dillionvale High School with the class of 1954 and was graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Ohio University and was also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University.

On July 30, 1960 Eddie married Joan Jeannette Ruckman and they started a wonderful life together full of music (Joan was a violinist in the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and their daughters Kimberly & Kelli also studied violin and continue to play).

Mr. Chiudioni was in his 24th year as conductor of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. He retired from teaching in 1990 after 32 years as a high school orchestra/band director: 6 years in the Crestline City Schools and 26 years in the Mansfield City Schools at Malabar High School. He conducted orchestra/band clinics and workshops throughout the state and served as an adjudicator for concerto competitions at various schools of music. Eddie served as an OMEA Adjudicator for State Orchestra, as well as Strings and Brass Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Events.

He was in his 55th year as principal trumpet with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and appeared as a soloist with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony, the Alliance Symphony and with area high school bands and orchestras. He served as principal trumpet with the Renaissance Brass Quintet and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra's Outreach Brass Trio.

Mr. C (as he was known to his students) was a private trumpet instructor in Mansfield. Many of his students have been members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, the East-Central Region Orchestra, the OMEA All-State Orchestra and the OMEA All-State Band. Several of his former students are now pursuing careers in music education and music performance.

Mr. Chiudioni served as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 159, AFM for over 35 years and was a faithful member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Mansfield.

In addition to his loving wife of 53 years, Joan J. Chiudioni of Mansfield, he is survived by his two daughters and a son-in-law: Kimberly J. Roseblossom of West Farmington, and Kelli J. & William Snively of Westerville; four grandchildren: Morgan McAuley, Matthew Roseblossom, Adam Snively, and Hope Snively; one great-grandson Mason McAuley; one brother and sister-in-law Ernest & Francy Chiudioni of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore & Ersilia Chiudioni; his wife's parents Kenneth & Dortha Ruckman; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law James & Veronica Ruckman.

Prior to the calling hours, a vigil service will be held 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home immediately afterwards his family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 54 South Mulberry St. in Mansfield. The Rev. Father Gregory Hite will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (in the memo line please write: Chiudioni Memorial) may be made at the funeral home or sent in care of: Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Eddie's family and private messages to them may be sent to:


Funeral Home

Snyder Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue Chapel
2553 Lexington Avenue Mansfield, OH 44904-1423
(419) 884-1711

Published in the News Journal on Mar. 14, 2014