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Esther A. Amendolea
April 30, 1931 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Esther A. Amendolea, 92, passed away peacefully Monday October 9 at The Inn at Ironwood in Canfield. Esther was born April 30, 1931, in Youngstown, she was the daughter of Michael and Anna Pyzik Martauz. After attending South High School, Esther married Richard on August 13, 1949. They welcomed their only son Rick in 1952. Besides living in Youngstown, the family lived in Sherman Oaks California, Pompano Beach Florida and The Panama Canal Zone. After Richards passing in 1997, Esther wintered in Estero, Florida keeping active playing tennis and swimming. She was a member of St. Michaels Parish in Canfield.
In her younger years Esther worked hard and was an excellent waitress at several local restaurants, including The Mansion, La Fontanella, and the Golden Drumstick. After retiring from waitressing she took a position as a bus aide for Leonard Kirtz School. She enjoyed flower gardening, watching sports, playing bingo and occasional trips to the casino. She was a splendid cook and baker. She especially looked forward to Christmas Eve dinners, serving her delicious calamari sauce. Esther was a wonderful mom, and Meme to her grandsons and great
She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Rick M. (Kay) Amendolea, sister Florence Johnson, brother-in-law Robert Amendolea, grandsons Aric, Alex (Kristin) and Zach (Lauren) Amendolea, great grandchildren Everett, Josephine, Brady and Elise, many nieces and nephews and her special companion Bob Bruno and his family. Esther was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
We would like to thank the staff at the Inn at Ironwood for the excellent care and compassion that they gave Esther during her stay at the Inn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John -Michael Lavelle at 10 A.M. Saturday November 11 at St. Michael Church, Canfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Rd, Youngstown, Ohio 44509.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to leave condolences for the family.