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Mary ((Garchar)) BellotoOctober 18, 1931 ~ June 22, 2017 (age 85)
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ our Savior Parish, Holy Trinity Church for Mary Therese (Garchar) Belloto, 85 of Columbiana who died on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Mary was born in Struthers on October 18, 1931 the daughter of the late George M. and Mary (Bendzalla) Garchar. In November of 1949 she married her high school sweetheart, Robert J. Belloto. They spent the first three years of their marriage in Clarksville, TN, close to Fort Campbell, KY, where Bob was stationed. They returned to Ohio in 1952. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage until Robert passed away October 24, 2010.
Mary was a 1949 graduate of Struthers High School, a Fidelis Club and National Honor Society member. Before their marriage, she worked for her husband in his accounting practice and subsequently worked at Youngstown State University for 20 years where she earned an Associate degree with honors and a Bachelor degree, cum laude, retiring in January 1996.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, FCSLA, Youngstown State University Retirees Association, an active participant with YSU Women Retirees, and a lifetime member of Ohio PERI and a member of the local PERI. She also had been a ten year member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She very much enjoyed the longtime friendships she had with the dinner/card group friends and colleagues at YSU.
She enjoyed holiday gatherings in the winter and the summer cookouts on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. She loved planning for and traveling with her husband.
Mary leaves five daughters, Kathy Jean-Ronci of Boardman, Terri (Frank) Whitney of Ravenna, Marie Belloto (Randy McConnell) of Poland, Linda Belloto of Cary, IL and Carol Vargo of Akron; five sons, Dr. Robert J. Belloto, Jr., of Beavercreek, OH, Mark Belloto of Atlanta, GA, Timothy Belloto of Akron, Walter Belloto of Struthers, and James Belloto of Leetonia. She leaves ten grandchildren, Todd (Jill) Ronci and Krista (Dr. Joseph) Dombroski, Ann and Christina Whitney, Michael and Phillip (Chelsea) Vargo, Taylor and Maggie Smith and Katie and Emily McConnell. She also leaves great grandchildren, Max and Olivia and their sister, Ashley. She also leaves one brother, Stephen Garchar of Struthers and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Stephen A., Michael, George, Andrew and Joseph Garchar and a sister, Agnes Marie Koval.
As per Mary's request there were no calling hours.