Walter J. Raniolo Sr. 1930-2021

MERCER, Pa. — Walter J. Raniolo Sr., 90, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021, at Avalon Springs Place, Mercer.

Walter was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Youngstown, the son of the late Samuel and Agnes Sawyer Raniolo.

Walter had worked in various factories and helped with his son’s upholstery business. He enjoyed dancing, gardening and fishing.

Walter is survived by his children, Walter (Cheryl) Raniolo Jr. of Mercer, Samuel G. (Christine) Raniolo of Kings Mountain, N.C., Joseph A. Raniolo and his companion Dulsy of East Palestine, Ohio, Linda Sue Raniolo and her companion Bill of East Palestine, and Walter Raniolo; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Clymire; a brother, Joseph Raniolo; and two grandchildren, Kyle Raniolo and Christian Raniolo.

Private services will be held at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com.

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