PETHO, Ernest S. "Ernie," 75, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Tuesday January 15, 2013, peacefully with his family at his side, at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH.
He was born September 27, 1937, in Barton, Ohio, a son of the late Steve and Rose (Molnar) Petho.
He was retired from Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, OH, a 1955 Graduate of St. John Central High School, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Neffs, OH, United Steel Workers Local #5724, Bellaire Knights of Columbus and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Ernie was a 40 year active member of the St. John Central Booster Club.
He enjoyed going to Irish sporting events and supporting the school that was so dear to his heart.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Malanowski) Petho, of Bellaire, Ohio, two children, Eric (Tara) Petho, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Stephanie Petho of Bellaire, Ohio, two brothers, Robert (Kathy) Petho, and Steve (Pauletta) Petho, two sisters, Rose (Lew) Gray, and Joyce (Bill) Skaggs, all of Powhatan Point, Ohio, two grandchildren, Abigail and Eli Petho, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Saturday January 26, 2013, at St John Catholic Church Bellaire, OH from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m. with Father Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.
Final arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 54038 St. Mary's Ave Neffs, Ohio 43940 and/or OSU James Cancer Research Center 660 Ackerman Rd. P.O. Box 183112 Columbus, OH 43218
Condolences online at www.altmeyer.com.