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Michael Peter "The Hat" Scialabba

April 1, 1948 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Michael Scialabba Obituary

Boardman - Michael Peter Scialabba, 75, of Boardman, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Michael was born in Sharpsburg Pennsylvania on April 1, 1948, to the late Peter D. Scialabba and Charlotte (Fair) Scialabba. Growing up, he worked in his family’s restaurant, Bleuming’s, before graduating from North Catholic High School. Michael attended Youngstown State University, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity and graduated in 1970 with a business degree.

After graduation, he worked as an insurance agent for several years before establishing a long and successful career in car sales at several area dealerships. At work, he was known by the nickname “The Hat.”

Micheal enjoyed hanging out with his wife and sons, watching Steelers football, Pirates baseball, and all televised sports, making friendly wagers, and playing poker and golf. He regularly attended gatherings with his college fraternity brothers. He loved hosting family holidays and over-feeding people. He was an enthusiastic meal planner and cook.

Michael was the devoted husband of 23 years to Janet (Urban) Scialabba of Boardman, and the proud father of two sons, Michael A. Scialabba and David M. Scialabba, of Girard.

In addition to his wife and sons, Michael leaves a brother and sister-in-law, David G. Scialabba and Sally Scialabba of Oyster Bay, New York, and their children Katherine and Peter; stepdaughter Julie Cancio Harper and her husband Eric, of Boardman; and stepdaughter Jennifer Cancio of Youngstown. Michael was previously married to Karen Scialabba of Girard, who is the mother of his sons. Michael and Karen remained friends.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Scialabba; his aunt Geraldine (Fair) DeLuca; and his beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Vito.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 9:30 am until 10:25 am at Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. Boardman.

There will be a prayer service held on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 10:30 am at the Rossi & Sanutcci Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Boardman, with Father Steve Zeigler as celebrant.

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March 15, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512

Prayer Service
March 15, 2024

10:30 AM
Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market Street
Youngstown, Oh 44512

Funeral Mass
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Charles Borromeo Church
7345 Westview Dr.
Boardman, OH 44512


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