Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Carmen Ciccarelli
Carmen 'Chick' E. Ciccarelli, 89, passed away peacefully on June 23rd at the Gables of Green.
Born in Akron on October 29, 1928 to the late Carmine & Mary Ciccarelli, Chick grew up on North Hill and was a 1946 graduate of North High School, where he was a proud member of the basketball team that played in the state championship game. Chick served his country stationed in Japan as a member of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Ohio Bell in 1983 with 30 years of service. He was a member of Castel di Sangro Society, as well as the Telephone Pioneers, and the SIlver League. Chick was an avid athlete and played many sports well into his sixties. He loved watching sports, especially his kids, grandkids, and all the Cleveland teams. Chick was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Green. He never missed his Thursday morning breakfast with his friends at the Farmer Boy Restaurant. Even until the end, Chick had an unfailing sense of humor and never missed the opportunity to yank someone's chain.
In addition to his parents, Chick was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 55 years Laura Lee; sisters Alice (Louie) Gasbarro & Erma (Al) Sharnsky; brothers Patrick (Bianca), William (Mary), & Robert Ciccarelli. He is survived by his daughters Gina (Dennis) Rose, Maria (Jeff) Hinton, Carma (Jim) DiSabato, & Anita Ciccarelli; grandchildren Samantha (Matt), Amanda (Evan), Andrea (Anthony), Dan, Dom, Angela (fiance, Taylor), Marissa, Anthony, Francesca, Giuliana, Carmina; his Sunday church and breakfast partners brother Ron (Janice) Ciccarelli, and niece Diana; special nephew Gary (Laura) as well as many other special nieces & nephews.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff of both the Gables of Green & ClearPath Hospice for the loving and compassionate care given to their father.
The family will receive friends Thursday, 4-8 pm at the Anthony Funeral Home of Green 4178 Massillon Rd. (at Rt. 241 & Steese Rd., entrance off of Steese) in Green. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Bline on Friday, 10 am, at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 1900 Steese Rd. in Green. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution in memory of his wife Laura Lee be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation 5350 Transportation Blvd #22, Garfield Heights, OH 44125 or by visiting www.komenohio.org
Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Chapel - 1990 South Main Street | Akron, Ohio 44301 | Phone: (330) 724-1281
McGowan-Reid and Santos Funeral Chapel - 247 Stow Avenue | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 | Phone: (330) 928-1313
Anthony and Son Funeral Home - 4178 Massillon Road | Uniontown, Ohio 44685 | Phone: (330) 724-1281