John R. Chiaro Death – Obituary: John Richard Chiaro, Sr., 78, died peacefully Friday, February 8, 2022, at St. Mary’s Alzheimers Center surrounded by his family.
John was born June 7, 1943, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, the son of Guy Chiaro and Catherine Colucci Chiaro Cracraft.
He was raised in Hillsville, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Mohawk High School.
John enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduation, where he proudly served his country for four years.
John worked as a foreman at Sheet and Tube and LTV Steel for 38 years until retiring.
He was a longtime member of Holy Family Church. John was proud of his Italian heritage and his Catholic faith was always very important to him.
John was a first-generation Italian American. John was proud of his military service and served in the United States Air Force.
John enjoyed spending winters in Naples, Florida with his high school sweetheart (wife) Nancy. John was a life-long New York Yankees fan and later in his life a fan of the Black and Gold. John worked hard to ensure the value of a good education for each of his children. He loved to take his children and grandchildren fishing, enjoyed their sporting events, took them to amusement parks and instilled the value of family by taking his children on annual family vacations. Most of all, he enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Dutko, whom he married April 15, 1963; daughter, Kristine (Richard) Hodge of Delaware, Ohio; sons, John (Gina) Chiaro, Jr. of New Springfield and Stephen (Michelle) Chiaro of Vienna; stepsister, Dorothy (Paul) Hawkins of Poland; stepbrother, Russell (Violet) Cracraft of Bessemer; sisters-in-law, Anita Chiaro of New Middletown and Sherry (Linwood) Petteway of Indian Trail, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Justin (Kayla) Waldern, Marissa Chiaro, Tony Chiaro, Santino Chiaro, Alexis Hodge, Shaina (Joe) Shardy, Sean Crislip and Joel (Amanda) Hodge and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Naaman “Buck” Cracraft; brother, Patsy Chiaro; stepbrothers, Donald and Gene Cracraft and stepsister, Rachel Shuluga.
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