David B. Gaetano Sr.

January 29, 1949 - September 23, 2019
David B. Gaetano Sr.

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David B. Gaetano Sr., age 70, died on Monday, September 23, 2019, at his home following an extended illness.
Born in East Liverpool on January 29, 1949, David was the son of Dorothy (Fishback) Patterson of Wellsville and the late John Victor Gaetano and lived most of his life in in this area. He was employed as a Food Service Manager for A.V.I. Food Systems, last working in 2005. David was a graduate of Wellsville High School, class of 1967, and attended the Jefferson Technical School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 5647.
In addition to his mother, David is also survived by his wife: Sondra (Flannigan) Gaetano whom he married on November 15, 1969; two sons: David B. Gaetano Jr. and his wife Tracie of Marysville, Ohio and Jason V. Gaetano of East Liverpool; two grandchildren: Sierra Gaetano and Dominic Gaetano and two sisters. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters in law, Sherry and Cindy and his brother in law Gary.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his mother and father in law Edith and Bill Flannigan.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were handled by the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home in Calcutta. Friends may sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.

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  • September 25, 2019
    Jona says:
    He will also be missed by his sister

  • September 26, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of David B. Gaetano, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, David B, Gaetano, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • September 27, 2019
    Billie Smith says:
    Missed and loved always by his sister, Billie. R.I.P, Bubby.

  • September 27, 2019
    Tanya Gaetano Rodgers says:
    David, will be greatly missed ❤️

  • September 27, 2019
    Tanya Gaetano Rodgers says:
    David, will be greatly missed by me his half sister.