Sam “Severino” DiMeo 86 years old of Mingo Jct., Ohio passed away, April 17, 2021 at his home.
Sam was born Feb 3rd, 1935 in Mingo Jct, Ohio. He is the son of the late Sisto Cosmo DiMeo & Ginevra Avoli from Trivigliano, Italy. Sisto Cosmo and Ginevra were Italian immigrants and traveled to the United States on Oct 27th, 1920 to US immigration in New York City.
Sam is a 1954 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Steubenville Ohio and a proud member of the Catholic Central football team. Sam was a letterman halfback on the team at Catholic Central and St. Agnes.
He was a 1959 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Theology and a member of the Alpha Phi Del fraternity.
As a teenager he was known as “Ice Cream Joe” in Mingo Jct., selling tasty ice cream treats out of an ice cream truck to the youngsters in Mingo.
Sam started his career with in 1959 as an accountant with Sellaroli Accounting in Steubenville.
He then worked for both Weirton Steel and Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel eventually spending 42 years with Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. Sam also served as the Treasurer for Mingo Jct., and on City Council for several years. He was very instrumental in the upgrade of Aracoma Park while on City Council and had a great love and appreciation of his hometown.
Socially Sam was a member of Mingo Jct., Knight of Columbus Council #4361 and a 4th Degree Knight. Sam & Gloria were also active members of the Italian Culture Club and an active member of Alpha Phi Delta Alumni Club in the Steubenville area.
Predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Gloria Marie DiMeo, 83, of Mingo Jct., Ohio who passed May 1st, 2019
Predeceased siblings are Brothers; Chris DiMeo (Dolores), Pat DiMeo (Lee). Sisters; Sue DiMeo Zack (Neal), Nancy DiMeo Montalvo (Greg), Lisa DiMeo.
Surviving are his children, one son Sam J. DiMeo (Renee) of Akron, Ohio, and their children; Sam N. DiMeo of Akron, Ohio and Elisa M. DiMeo of Columbus, Ohio. Two daughters Teresa DiMeo and Annmarie “Peachie” DiMeo (Mollie Risen) all of Columbus, Ohio. The family would also like to acknowledge a special thank you for the excellent caretaking skills of Dana Haines of Mingo Jct., Ohio for providing Sam and Gloria with compassion, and friendship during their last years.
Sam was a dedicated family man, father, brother proud grandfather and a true devoted husband. Those who loved him enjoyed his company, his humor, contagious laugh and love of Catholic Central and Notre Dame football. In his earlier years he was an excellent football player and continued to be a fan of the game for life. He taught us how to love, how to work and how to appreciate our Italian heritage. Sam was passionate about his family especially the love of his life, Gloria DiMeo. He often claimed love at first sight after seeing Gloria on the school bus and said that he was going to marry her, and he did! He was an advocate for education for himself and supported and encouraged all his children to seek higher education which they all did successfully. Sam was a man of deep faith and guided us with his gentle and humble spirit to always believe in ourselves, family and in God. May he rest in peace while cheering on his favorite teams.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3-6 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Fr. James Dunfee will celebrate, and Sam’s niece Victoria Montalvo-Woods will be singing. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A vigil service will be Tuesday at 5 pm.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to either Steubenville Catholic Central High School, 320 West View, Steubenville, OH 43952 or to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 204 St Clair Ave, Mingo Junction, OH 43938.
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