|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1918|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 2008|
YOUNGSTOWN - After a lengthy illness, Lt. Col. Daniel C. Agnone, 90, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.
He was born in Youngstown, a son of John and Mary Pecchio Agnone, Aug. 1, 1918. He graduated from Rayen School. He then attended Youngstown College and Ohio University. His education was interrupted as he joined the Army Air Force, Nov. 19, 1942. He attended Officers Candidate School at M.I.T. and U.C.L.A. and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on Nov. 29, 1943.
He served in the 17th Weather Squadron in the South Pacific on the islands of Emirau in the Bismarck Archipelago, Guadacanal, Aitukai and Peleliu in the Palau Group. On the island of Peleliu, he was able to see his brother, Anthony, who served with the 1st Marines. After the cessation of the fighting in the South Pacific, he remained in the area until April 1945, closing weather stations.
For his service in the South Pacific, he earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
When he returned to Youngstown, he was employed by the Mahoning County Engineering Department. Also, he enrolled at Youngstown College and received his bachelor of engineering degree in 1948. It was at Youngstown College where he met his future wife, Virginia Chill, and they were married at St. Anthony's Church on Aug. 21, 1948.
His employment included Republic Steel, Sharon Steel, Lombard Corp. and Koppers Corp. As a senior staff engineer for Koppers, he traveled extensively, and his last project for them was working as a supervisor in the building of a steel mill in Eregli, Turkey. He was a registered engineer in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. He retired in 1982.
He remained in the Air Force Active Reserves, and in 1951 he was recalled to active duty of the Korean Conflict. He spent one year at Atterbury Air Force Base in Indiana and one year at Youngstown Air Force Base. He received the National Defense Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award and Arm Forces Reserve Medal. His military organization included the Air Force Association, Air Weather Association, Reserve Officers' Association and AIr Force Association, Steel Valley Chapter.
His hobbies included photography, golfing and traveling. On June 9, 1994, he had a hole-in-one at Stambaugh Golf Course. Dan and Virginia traveled extensively, especially after his retirement, with numerous trips to Mexico, Europe, the Orient, Australia and New Zealand. Of course, with his love of photography, he took numerous pictures.
Dan loved people and was very generous. He seemed to live by the motto ''Tis better to give than receive.''
Dan is survived by his wife; a son, Dr. John H. Agnone and his wife, Sandra, of Enid, Okla.; a grandson, Jon Jason Agnone of Seattle; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Agnone of Las Vegas. Also, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Carmen, Anthony and John; and two sisters, Madeline Morelli and Frances Palermo.
As Dan's request, there will be no calling hours. The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church in Hubbard. The Rev. Timothy O'Neil will be the celebrant.
Since Dan was so fond of children, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Daniel C. Agnone Memorial Fund for needy children at St. Patrick's Church.
Created by: Charles & Virginia Arms...
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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