Peter N. DiCenzo


Peter N. DiCenzo, 89, formerly of Girard, Ohio, passed away peacefully late Friday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2015, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of Cesare and Viola DeGennaro DiCenzo, both of whom preceded him in death. He lived in Girard for most of his life.

He was a 1944 graduate of Girard High School and a U.S. Army veteran, serving for 18 months just after the end of World War II. He was a machinist for Commercial Intertech for 43 years and belonged to the tool  and die makers union. He was a member of Honterus Lutheran Church, now Bethel Lutheran Church, for many years.

A sporting man, Pete also was a member of the National Trapshooters Association, Ohio State Trappers Association, Mahoning Valley Trap League, Vienna Fish and Game Club and National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his daughter, Charlene (Tom) Rupert of Fairview, Pennsylvania; son, Peter W. (Cindy) DiCenzo of Brownstown; five grandchildren, Erica Vargas, Andrea Long, Andrea Morgan, Peter J. DiCenzo and Nick DiCenzo; six great-grandchildren, Alessandra, Jesse, Tyler, Ryan, Madeleine and Brian; and a sister, Ramona D’Eramo of Austintown, Ohio.

Besides his parents, he was was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Deitsch.

Visitation was Friday at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown, and the funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Committal services with military honors followed at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Local arrangements were handled by Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown.