Rocco A. Mediate 1934-2018

POLAND — Rocco Anthony Mediate, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

He was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Catanzaro, Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Vincenzo and Rose Feo Mediate.

Rocco graduated from Bessemer High School in 1952, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown College. He was a member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity. He retired from YSU, where he was director of facilities maintenance and also taught courses in the mechanical engineering technology department. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica in Youngstown.

Rocco will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Annamarie Colla, whom he married in 1992; son, Vince (Diane) Mediate; daughter, Vicki (Joe) Antenucci; four grandchildren, Lauren (Louise) Fink of Davis, Calif., Julia, Rocco and Race Mediate; three stepchildren, Michael (Rachael) Grappo of Boston, Marie Grappo and Caroline (Ron) Angelilli; seven step-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanne (Bob) Dovich and Mary (Frank) Tarantine; two sisters-in-law, Anita Mediate and Yolanda Hanuschak; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Lauretta Ignazio; brother, Anthony Mediate; and two sisters, Nellie Lellio and Antoinette “Nettie” Mediate.

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio celebrating. Friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests monetary donations be made, in Rocco’s name, to the YSU Foundation, 655 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502 or

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at to view this tribute and send condolences to Rocco’s family.

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