WARREN - Elodia "Dee" Scala, 88, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Community Skilled Health Care Center.
Dee was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of Anthony G. "Tony" and Giancinta Butch.
She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Dee retired from Kmart as a service desk clerk after 27 years.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church), Altar and Rosary Society, the Emblem Club, and the Sons of Italy Roma Intangible Lodge 806, where in September of 1994 she and her late husband, Tony, received the Ernest Theadosio Award for their tireless dedication and hours they had contributed to the Order. She had also been the secretary for the last 43 years.
She enjoyed ceramics, cross-stitching and cooking large family dinners.
She is survived by her two children, Bella Marie Goehring of Warren and attorney Michael A. (Michele) Scala of Warren; three grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Kinnan of Brunswick, Michelle Goehring of Warren and Natalie Scala of Washington, D.C.; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Hope Faller, and Callista and Allison Kinnan; and a sister, Anne Della Sala of Verona, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anthony N. "Tony" Scala, whom she married Sept. 21, 1946, and who passed away Dec. 10, 1998; son-in-law, Henry Goehring; three brothers, Albert, Vincent "Jimmy" and Anthony "Tony" Butch; and two sisters, Sabbia Falorio and Mary Krempasky.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church) with the Rev. John R. Lody officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossi-andsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Scala family.