HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) -On Saturday, October 7, 2023, Steve Joseph DiTommaso, age 85, of Hubbard, Ohio passed away peacefully at Hospice House surrounded by his loving family by his side.
He was born on May 27, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio to Vito and Susie (Pagley) DiTommoso.
Steve is survived by his life partner of forty-nine years, Diana Sippl, and their beloved pet dog, Sadie; daughter, Robbyn (DiTommaso, Gallite) Warnock; grandchildren, Kevin A. Gallite, Krista M. Gallite, Josh (Becky) Warnock, great-grandchildren, Hope Gallite, Jamison Warnock, Cian Warnock; and his sister, Vita (DiTommaso) Mraulak.
After graduating South High School in 1956, Steve honorably served his country in the United States Army.
He was a talented musician and an acute businessman. Throughout his life Steve was a member of many bands, including, “Fat Funk”, “Grayson Brother’s” and the cherished duo “Steve and Diana.” with his soulmate, Diana. Over his 60 year career, Steve inspired many musicians and left love in the hearts of his audience.
Steve was an auto aficionado, and over the years held the title to many classic cars. He also owned several dealerships under the name of “Steve Grayson Motors.” His other businesses included the well know Struther’s bar-restaurant, “Grayson Station”, the computer store “Grayson Computers.”
Steve will be forever remembered as “the best” partner, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, or friend anyone could have. He was always quick with a joke, filling the room with joy and laughter. Steve also had, a big loving heart and helped anyone in need.
Steve was also immensely proud of his Italian heritage and large loving family. He never missed an opportunity to spend time with them especially during the holidays and Sunday dinners.
Besides his parents, Steve was also preceded in death by his, siblings, Ann (Ray) Serafino, Mary (Alfred “Meatball”) Carfangia, Irene (Joe) Consiglio; brother in-law, Pete Mraulak, sons-in-law, Kevin R. Gallite, Robert S. Warnock; nephews, Michael Consiglio, Chuckie Serafino, Ron Tanner, Randy First; mother and father-in-law, Adam and Priska Sippl, and brother in-law, Sieg Sippl.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley, per the family’s wishes.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting cremateohio.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, October 13 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.