CANFIELD – Michael James “Cold Cuts” Calautti Sr., 98, of Canfield, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 20, 2022, alongside his 64-year-old wife, Anna Maria Corsaro Calautti.
Born on April 9, 1924 in Volant, Pennsylvania, Mike’s life was a precious gift to those who knew him and he was treasured as a loving, strong, genuine, hardworking and faithful companion to countless people during his lifetime. His stoic manner and unwavering devotion to his family is a legacy they will wear proudly, and stories of his dashing smile will be passed on for generations to come.
Mike’s story is peppered with many extraordinary accomplishments such as storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and demonstrating incredible bravery in the Battle of the Bulge as a staff sergeant in the 129th Unit of Battery B, Aircraft Artillery Battalion, for which he received the following Awards and Honors: Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Six Bronze Stars.
He proudly served his community through his esteemed automotive business, Ravenwood Motors, which he owned in Youngstown for over 40 years, and was a member of the Bears Club of Boardman, the Saxon Club of Youngstown, the Italian American Veterans and the Boardman Veterans Association.
Now that he is resting with his mother Josephine; father, Guilio; brothers, Paul, Joseph and Victor; sisters, Katherine, Jane and Sylvia; and with Anna’s mother Lidia, who was one of his dearest friends, he leaves his wife Anna; three children, Jo Anna Calautti Cline and husband Jeff Cline; Michael James Calautti Jr. and wife Terri Douglas Calautti; and Pamela Lidia Calautti; along with his greatest blessings – seven grandchildren – Danielle, Alyssa, Jenny, Michael, AnnMarie, Mark and Kaitlyn; and six great-grandchildren, Ralston, Parker, Rowan, Lena, Vivienne and Giovanni, who are all honored to have had such an exemplary and admirable husband as Nunu.
Family and friends can join us on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave. Call Youngstown followed by a Christian funeral service at 10:30am
A funeral procession will proceed to Michael’s gravesite in Calvary Cemetery and the chapel for military honors and devotional prayers. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life with a salvation meal after he is laid to rest.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Michael’s unwavering service to our country, his family is asking that you make a donation to Tunnels to Towers, t2t.org, or by mail to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY instead 10306, an organization that supports our nation’s greatest heroes and their families.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.
Family and friends of Michael can visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and offer their condolences to the Calautti family.