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Mario R. Spataro

AUBURN TWP. – Mario R. Spataro, age 82, of Auburn Township, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2021.

He was born in Scido, Italy, on Aug. 16, 1939, to the late Giovanni and Maria (nee Germano) Spataro.

Mario later married Domenica Scarfone.

Mario will be greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Domenica; son, John (Judy) Spataro; daughter, Arcangela (Christopher) Wood; granddaughter, Anna Spataro; sister-in-law, Antonia Spataro; niece, Maria Duxbury; niece, Catherine Powers; niece, Grace Flores; niece, Carmela Marchetta; and nephew, Nino Tornatora.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Francesco Spataro, brother; Maria Tornatora, sister; Antonio Tornatora, brother-in-law; and Johnny Tornatora, nephew.

A private burial will be held in Claridon Center Cemetery in Claridon Township.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Home, 15809 Madison Road, Middlefield, 440-632-0818. Online condolences may be sent at www.bestfunerals.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 / donate3.cancer.org; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donate.