Neno H. Venetta 1927-2021
WARREN — Neno H. Venetta peacefully went home to be with our Lord and Savior, at the age of 94, surrounded by his family, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. He passed on what would have been his 67th wedding anniversary with Helen Dager Venetta, and we know they are celebrating together in heaven.
Neno was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Warren, to the late Joseph and Ada Venetta. He graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in January 1945, and then proudly served in the Navy in World War II, where he served as a ship’s cook 3rd class aboard the USS LCI 680 in the Asiatic-Pacific theater. Returning from his service in 1946, Neno went on to graduate from Kent State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was a member of the Theta Kappa Phi fraternity. Neno then began operating the family business, the West Side Gardens. In addition, Neno started Venetta Insurance and Venetta Tax Service in Warren, which he operated from 1952 until his retirement in 2004.
In 1954, he married the love of his life, Helen Dager Venetta, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, in Warren. Neno and Helen were founding members of St. Mark Syrian Orthodox Church of Liberty, and were active in their faith in the Warren and Youngstown communities. Neno and Helen enjoyed 57 years of marriage, until her passing in 2011.
Neno was a long time member of the Amerital Club and Warren Equity Club and enjoyed bowling, playing cards, listening to music, watching old Westerns and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Neno is survived by his son, Jeffrey Venetta and his wife, Eunice Chan Venetta of Danville, Calif.; his daughter, Stephanie Pullium and her husband, Dan Pullium, with whom Neno resided in Warren; his grandchildren, Ian Jones and fiancee, Anastasia Klotz, Alexa Jones, Sierra, Kai and Zoe Venetta; and stepgrandchildren, Jared, Alex and Emma Pullium of Connecticut. Neno is survived by his sister, Vera Rovini of Warren; as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Neno was pre-deceased by his parents; his sister, Mary Forlini; and his brother, Columbo Venetta.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.
Neno will be laid to rest next to wife in Meadowbrook Memorial Park.
The family requests donations, in his name, be made to St. Mark Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan Way, Youngstown, OH 44505 or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to express gratitude to Hospice of the Valley and staff for their caring and compassionate support.
Arrangements are being handled by Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren, OH 44483. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.