HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gary J. Antonelli, 67, of Hubbard, passed away Easter Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
He was born September 16, 1951 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, a son of Reginald and Theresa (Cumo) Antonelli.
Gary was a 1969 graduate of New Castle High School and for a time he attended New Castle Business College.
He was employed as a bricklayer for the former Shenango China in New Castle for 20 years until their closing. He then went on to work as a dispatcher for the Lawrence County Emergency Operations Center for 25 years, prior to retiring.
He married the former Kathy L. Spencer on June 1, 1990. They shared almost 29 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.
Gary was a volunteer with the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross and often helped organize and work their various golf outings. He enjoyed traveling and playing cards with his friends.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Gerald (Julie) Antonelli of Pittsburgh and their two sons. He also leaves behind his “favorite” mother-in-law, Mary Ann Spencer of Warren; a nephew, Chris (Christine) Antonelli of Columbus; his great-niece and nephews, Jacob, Lucas, Gavin and Juliana and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Harold L. Spencer.
In accordance with the family’s wishes there will be no funeral services or calling hours.
Gary will be laid to rest in the Howland Township Cemetery.
Arrangements for Mr. Antonelli are being provided by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren.
The family requests that material contributions be made to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland Wilson Road NE, Warren, OH 44484, or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, in Gary’s memory.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 24 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.