David Michael Berardi |
David Michael Berardi died peacefully the afternoon of November 16th, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Albert and Annita Berardi on March 20th, 1949 in Akron, Ohio.
He is survived by mother, Annita Berardi; his devoted wife of 41 years, Adele Berardi; his sons, David J (Johnna) Berardi, and Matthew Berardi; brother, John (Cheryl) Berardi; sister, Debra (Steve) Michalec; brother-in-law, Vincent (Maria) Santoferraro; and sister-in-law, Celeste (Don) Miller; two precious grandchildren, Nicholas and Gia Berardi; and many nieces, nephews, family, and close friends.
Dave was an owner of the M & L Supply Company where he had worked for 40 years. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, an avid and talented golfer and had an appreciation for cars and music.
Dave was known for his devotion to his family, having a great sense of humor, and appreciation for the simple things in life. He was a man of whit, intelligence, kindness, and courage.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Berardi; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vincent and Frances Santoferraro; and his nephew, Andrew Michalec.
We would especially like to thank Dr. Jehad Y. Asfora, his staff, and the many doctors and staff at the Cleveland Clinic that cared for Dave over the years.
Visitation will be held at the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21st. A memorial mass will be held Friday, November 22nd at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 241 S. Main St., North Canton, Ohio at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Msgr. James A. Clarke as Celebrant.
We are asking that any donations be made to Lifebanc at http://www.lifebanc.org/how-to-help/memorials-and-tributes.html. You can also mail donations to: Lifebanc P.O. Box 74174 Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4174.
Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 20, 2013