Daniel Robert Pecchio, 91, passed away unexpectedly at 11:25 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Dan was born in Youngstown on May 7, 1927, a son of Anthony “Tony” and Laura (Scanlon) Pecchio.
He was a 1946 graduate of Youngstown Rayen High School and a 1964 graduate of Youngstown University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
He honorable served in the United States Navy Seabees and was awarded the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal.
He was an inspector for the Youngstown Board of Health for 26 years, the State of Ohio Health Department for five years and retired in 1993. For many years, he also worked at Strouss Department Store.
Dan was a member and past deacon of the Niles First Christian Church.
Later in life, Dan started writing short stories and poems and proudly had his work published in the Catholic Exponent and the Review Newspapers. He enjoyed walking and exercising at the Niles Wellness Center, hunting, taking photographs and traveling with his wife. Most of all he loved and cherished the time spent with his family.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Carol (Shea) Pecchio, whom he married on June 27, 1975; two daughters, Laura Lynn Kello of Youngstown, Jacalyn (Michael) Cefalde of Austintown; two sons, Robert A, (Peggy) Pecchio of Aurora and Anthony D. Pecchio of Longmont, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Cathy (Richard) Bassett of Niles, Betty Michelmann of Niles and six nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Niles First Christian Church.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16 at the church, Rev. Chris Stark will officiate. Family and friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 33 North Arlington Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 or the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Youngstown, Ohio 44510.
Arrangements by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. Visit holetonyuhasz.com to online share condolences.
A television tribute will air Monday, January 14 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.