Daniel James Scurci
June 01, 1925 ‒ July 25, 2011
Columbus and formerly of Mansfield, Ohio
COLUMBUS: Daniel James Scurci, 86, of Columbus passed
away Monday, July 25, 2011 in Westminster Thurber
Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born June 1, 1925 in Jeannette,
Pennsylvania, to Luigi and Concetta (DiDonato) Scurci.
Dan graduated with honors from Jeannette High School,
and served honorably in the South Pacific during World
War II as a Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Intelligence.
He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration
from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh in 1949. Two
years later Dan met Angela Conte, who was in her senior
year at Duquesne. They were married in July of 1953.
Dan relocated his family from Pittsburgh to
Mansfield in 1969 after accepting a position as a
corporate tax manager with the Tappan Company. He
retired from White Consolidated Industries of Cleveland
in 1989 as Vice President of Pensions Benefits and Risk
In retirement, Dan enjoyed spending time with
his family, reading, gardening, playing tennis,
traveling, and playing bridge. Dan also took pleasure
in the arts and could often be found going to the
theater or listening to music; he was a contributor and
performer at Mansfield Town Roasts. Always committed
to his community, Dan was instrumental in task force
efforts to win voter approval of bond financing for the
ew Mansfield Senior High School.
He will be dearly missed by Angela, his loving
wife of 58 years; daughters Diane & Tom Freiheit of
Burlington, Vt. and Elaine & Bud MacLellan of Hudson,
Mass.; a son Mark & Judy Scurci of Bexley;
grandchildren Natalie Freiheit, Collin Freiheit, Annie
MacLellan, and Kathryn Scurci; a sister Elvira DeCaro
of Greensburg, Pa.; along with six nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in
death by a daughter, Anita Caruso and siblings Anthony
Scurci, Jessie Decker, and Frances Strizzi.
Friends may call from 6-8 PM on Thursday, July
28, 2011 in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue
Snyder Funeral Home (350 Marion Ave, Mansfield). A
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 AM Friday,
July 29, 2011, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church (104 West
First Street, Mansfield). The Rev. Father Gregory Hite
will officiate. Interment will follow in Mansfield
Cemetery where military honors will be performed by the
Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail.
Donations in Dan’s memory to the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation, Mid-Ohio Chapter may be
made at www.jdrf.org or through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family are encouraged
and may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com