POLAND - Guy (Gaetano) Lalama, 92, formerly of Poland, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Briarfield Manor.
Guy, known affectionately as "Grampee,'' was born in Pacentro, Italy, on June 26, 1920, the son of Gioacchino and Mary Louise DeChellis Lalama.
He served in the Italian Army during World War II and came to America in 1950.
He worked as a bricklayer for the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. for 30 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Pacentro Club.
Guy leaves his son, Richard G. (Lorrie) Lalama of San Diego; three daughters, Mary Lou (John) Allen of Poland, Cynthia (Phillip) Ricciulli of Niles and Bettina Phelps of Boardman; seven grandchildren, Sonya (Robert) Ricciulli-Artman of Niles, Dr. Angel Ricciulli of Niles, Natalie Ricciulli of Niles, John (Shelly) Allen of Poland, David (fiancee, Natalie Trafford) Allen of Columbus, Richard Phelps of Sarasota and Bryan Phelps of Chicago; three great-grandchildren, Katie and Joshua Allen and Hunter Artman; and his former wife, Mary Liberatore of Jacksonville, Fla.
Guy was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Lalama and Sam Lalama; a sister, Theresa DiNello; a son-in-law, Richard Phelps; and Guy's companion, Dorothy A. Calvert.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Inn at Christine Valley and Briarfield Manor for the kindness and the wonderful care they provided to Guy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Christine's Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., where friends may call one hour prior to the Mass.
The family requests that donations in Guy's name be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, or to the Rich Center for Autism at www.web.ysu. edu/gen/richcenter or by calling 330-941-1927.
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