Christy A. Romandetti, 85
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating, preceded by a 10:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Christy A. Romandetti, 85, who peacefully passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 7, 2009.
Christy will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends.
He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Youngstown, the son of Nunzio and Adeline (Cataffo) Romandetti, and was a lifelong area resident.
Christy was employed as an electrician with the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, which became the Conrail Railroad, for 42 years and retired in 1984.
Christy was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, its Vestibule Club, the VFW Post No. 3 Captain Marino and the Sons of Sicily Club.
He enjoyed gardening, playing bocce and watching sports, but he especially loved spending time with his family and playing golf.
Christy was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he served with Battery C, 230th Anti Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion as a control station operator and was stationed in the Southwest Pacific Theater. He earned the rank of Technician Fourth Grade Staff Sergeant and was awarded the following decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal. Christy also was Honorably Discharged from the Civilian Conservation Corps in Wooster, Ohio, on July 31, 1941, where his work was of soil conservation.
He leaves behind to hold on to his memory, his wife of more than 61 years, the former Josephine LoSasso, whom he married Nov. 27, 1947 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown; a son, Frank (Karen) Romandetti of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Christopher, Rachel Lynn and Frank Anthony Romandetti; a sister, Josephine DeFiore of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Anthony (Delores) Romandetti of Austintown and James (Marge) Romandetti of Liberty; and his beloved dog, Sugar.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Romandetti, who passed away in the Korean War.
Friends may call on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Vienna with full Military Honors.