Augie Catalano 1949-2020

POLAND — Augie Catalano, 71, of Poland, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, from COVID-19.

Born in Italy, on April 11, 1949, Augie spent most of his life in Youngstown. He was raised on the East Side, where he went to school at Sacred Heart and then East High School, Class of 1969. After high school, he served in the Army before he began a 40-year career on the CSX Railroad.

He married Judy Williams, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Sept. 8, 1973.

Anyone who knew Augie would tell you that he had many skills and talents, particularly when it came to mechanics and design. In addition to remodeling houses and fixing cars, Augie also spoke two languages, enjoyed painting and sculpting, made wine and loved traveling with his beloved wife, Judy. He authored a manual for his former company, played guitar, and canned tomatoes and peppers. He loved spaghetti, pizza with no cheese and watching Westerns. He was a people person who could often be found having coffee in the mornings with his friends at McDonald’s.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Judy; his daughter, Angela Beshore; his sons, Anthony and Mark (Melissa); his grandchildren, Eli, Allie, Ella and Sam; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished family and friends, especially Ken Cherol.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ada and Anthony; and his brother, Frank.

Augie was a member at St. Luke Church in Boardman. His wife and children will welcome family and friends to remember the life of a man much loved and deeply missed, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a prayer service to follow, at Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman.

Augie’s family requests that all attending calling hours and funeral services are to wear a facial covering and please keep social distancing. If you are unable to attend, the family understands and acknowledges your thoughts and prayers as a tribute to Augie.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman. Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Augie’s family.

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