Alfred Frank Todarello|
AMHERST - Alfred Frank Todarello, age 92, passed away at Mercy New Life Hospice on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Alfred was born on July 26, 1922 in Bovalino, Calabria, Italy, to his loving parents, Eugenio and Giovannina (nee: Alleruzzo) Todarello.
Alfred graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1940-B. He served in the US Navy for four years during WWII as a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class on landing crafts, participating in the Invasion of the Marianas Islands in the Pacific Theater and in the Invasion of Saipan and was honorably discharged in 1946. Alfred married his beloved, Bernice June (nee: Tressel), on September 3, 1947, and they raised three loving children together. He worked as a meat cutter for Polansky Meats and Wilson Meat Packing Company of Chicago, Lorain Fire Department for six years and later for Lorain Products Corporation for 32 ½ years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, Junior Achievement Board of Directors, the 14th Street Gang "SCOA", the Senior Fellowship Club, VFW and a lifetime member of the IAV Post #1. He was a social person who enjoyed playing cards, going on cruises and family time.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernice June Todarello of Amherst; daughters, Jean (Fred) Farlow of Lorain and Judith (Thomas) Payne of Wyoming; brother, Albert (Connie) Todarello of Sheffield Lake; sister, Mary Dina Litkovitz of Fla.; grandchildren, Brian Farlow, Shawn Farlow, Michael Farlow, Tara Vanderpool, and Holly Crozier; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert A. Todarello; parents, Eugenio and Giovannina Todarello; brothers, Dominic, John and Angelo Todarello; and great-grandson, Shawn Anthony Farlow.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, Rev. Lawrence N. Martello, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be performed by the Italian American Veterans Post#1.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the
, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194 or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH 44001.
Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
Published in www.morningjournal.com on July 28, 2014