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Steve Vargo

January 22, 1921 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 96)

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Steve Vargo, 96, of Aquilla Village, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, October 9th, 2017. He was born January 22nd, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Steve attended Montville Elementary School. He married Ida McGurer on October 26th, 1945 in Jefferson, Ohio. Steve is now reunited with his loving wife of over 70 years, Ida A. Vargo, who died September 16th, 2017.

Steve, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran, served over Italy in 1944 and 1945 as a tail gunner for the 781st Bomb Squadron, 465th Bomb Group (H), 15th Air Force. He was the last surviving member of his squadron.

After getting out of the Army, he worked as a carpenter for Lunka Brothers Construction in Painesville, Ohio and later as a self-employed carpenter, building many homes in Geauga County and the surrounding areas. Steve was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting trips to West Virginia and fishing trips to Michigan with his two sons. In later years, he enjoyed going to garage sales with his wife, Ida.

Steve is survived by: sons, Lester (Joyce) Vargo of Mesopotamia and Dennis (Susan) Vargo of Middlefield; 10 grandchildren; Rachel, (Brian) Dean of Bristolville, Stacey (Tony) Sole of Chardon, Tammy (Joseph Jr.) Pavlic of Kinsman, Christina (Joseph) Walsh of Middlefield, Gary (Hollie) Randell of Orwell, Richard (Kristen) Randell of Arizona, Amber (Dan) Earls of Colebrook, Devyn (Dominic) Maniglia of Burton, Breanne (Derek) Ashba of Middlefield, Dakota (Tasha Mann) Vargo of Chardon; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. His parents, three sisters, and two brothers preceded him in death.

Per Steve's wishes, no services will be held. In honor of his memory, donation are requested to be made to the Geauga County Veterans Service Commission, 470 Center St., Ste #5-B, Chardon, OH 44024.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Geauga County Veterans Service Commission
470 Center St., Ste #5-B,, Chardon OH 44024
Tel: 1-440-279-1860

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