John C. Gatta Jr. 1945-2013

NILES – John C. Gatta Jr., 68, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his residence.

He was born March 3, 1945, in Niles, the son of Ciriaco and Rose DeMase Gatta.

John was employed as an assembler for 28 years at General Motors in Lordstown, retiring in 1998.

He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed watching western movies and working the Rogers and Four Seasons Flea Markets.

He will be deeply missed by three daughters, Denise Jackson of Niles, Victoria (Phillip Sr.) Jarome of Lisbon and Gina Gatta and her fiance David Gill Jr. of Niles; two brothers, Ernest (Violet) Gatta of Liberty and Sam (Sue) Gatta of Cortland; a sister, Susie Rhodanz of Liberty; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry Gatta and Rocco Gatta; and two sisters, Rose DeCapua and Ann Van Ness.

Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guest book and send email condolences at

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.

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