NORTON -- Louis Anthony Agosta, 89, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Louis was born September 27, 1923 in Akron, Ohio to Sicilian immigrants, the late Salvatore and Nunziata (Lena) Agosta. He was the oldest son in a family of four and a graduate of Central High 1942. He lived most of his life in Norton. He was a veteran of the U.S. during World War II, a life-long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Firestone Post 3383 and Disabled American Veterans Summit County Chapter 35. He was a sharpshooter in World War II, taught camouflage to recruits and helped build bridges under fire.
Louis retired from General Tire. He was a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1955, a member of the Akron Board of Realtors since 1993 and retired from Seal Realty in 2003 with 48 years of service. He was a Third Degree member of The Knights of Columbus Council 3410 and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Robert D. Finley Sr.; sons-in-law, Bill Kaufman and Brian Freeman; and sister-in-law, Joyce Agosta. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Catherine (Zacavish) Agosta of Norton; brothers, Joe (Marjorie) Agosta, Tony (Sandy) Agosta; sister Jennie Finley; sons, Salvatore (Kathy) Agosta, John (Sue) Agosta; daughters, Nancy (Dan) Artino, and Patricia Agosta. He has eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several close friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St., Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. at ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1580 BROWN ST., AKRON. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse, 1 Home Care Pl., Akron, OH 44320 or VFW Post 3383, 690 W. Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH 44314-1546 (Anthony, Akron, 330.724.1281, anthonyfh.com)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013