VERARDI, Fred Bruno

VERARDI, Fred Bruno, 86, of St. Cloud, FL, passed away on April 9, 2014 at home after a 2 1/2-year battle with lung cancer.

Fred was born in Fairpoint, OH, to Arthur and Theresa Verardi on October 9, 1927.

He went to school in Fairpoint, OH. He married Victoria Della Morta on June 14, 1947 in Lafferty, OH. He worked as master mechanic and prep plant superintendent for Saginaw Mining Company/Oglebay Norton in St. Clairsville, OH for 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and fellowship with his many friends.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers (Joseph, Frank, Carl and Richard), three sisters (Angeline, Joan and Alice), and his oldest son, Alfred.

Fred is survived by his wife, Victoria; his children, Vicki Sexton (Gary) of St. Cloud, FL, Donald Verardi (Kim) of West Alexander, PA, and Lisa Kemp (Dan) of St. Cloud, FL; his brother, Charles Verardi; seven grandchildren, Ingrid Tyo, Erin Carpenter, Nicole Verardi-Cole, Courtney Verardi-Reeves, Bryan Verardi, Brittany Kemp and Ariel Kemp; and seven great-grandchildren, Dylan Wheeler, Cierra Noble, Zane Tyo, Grayson Tyo, Trevor Carpenter, Mason Carpenter, and Liam Verardi-Cole.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his honor to: Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

The family of Fred Verardi wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the personnel of Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Hospice of the Comforter, and Comfort Keepers.