NILES – Angelo “Evangelista” Falcione, 90, of Niles, died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
He was born May 3, 1923, in Aquila, Italy, the son of Antonio and Elmerinda Taranta Falcione. He came over to the United States at age 13 and settled in Irondale, Ohio.
At age 17, he settled in Niles, where he resided with his uncle and aunt, Victor and Pauline Lorenzetti.
He was employed as a service manager for 43 years at Servi-clean Industries in Youngstown, retiring in 1990.
He was an outstanding member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, where he served as church usher and festival volunteer; charter member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish St. Vincent dePaul Society; and member of the Trumbull County St. Vincent dePaul Society.
He was also a member and past Grand Knight of the Niles Knights of Columbus Council 1681, and a member of the Monsignor Francis J. Lavery 4th Degree, where he served as faithful navigator.
Angelo was an all-around handyman who enjoyed gardening, cooking and playing cards, and was an avid sports fan, especially supporting his grandson coaching football.
Angelo was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Australian and Pacific Theatre.
Angelo was an outstanding teacher to the many hearts he touched. Anyone who knew Angelo knew he had a heart of gold, and he will be deeply missed by his wife, Carrie Carano Falcione, whom he married Feb. 1, 1947; two daughters, Kathleen (Matthew) Ciminero of Cortland and Janis (James) Neuman of Ruskin, Fla.; three grandchildren, Natalie Ciminero of Nantucket, Mass., Keri (Mark) Grim of Howland and Angelo (Melissa) Ciminero of Canfield; and a great-granddaughter, Gianna Evangelista Grim.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Geno Falcione.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry and the Niles Knights of Columbus Council 1681 will conduct prayers at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles with Fr. John-Michael Lavelle officiating, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, where Angelo will be honored for his military service by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
Material contributions can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send email condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.