David D. Aiello, 71, of Tiffin, passed away Monday afternoon, March 31, 2014, at his home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1942, in New Braunfels, Texas, to the late Dominic and Stella (Bartsch) Aiello.
Survivors include two sons, David A. (Patricia) Aiello of Tiffin and Dominic J. Aiello of Wooster; five daughters, Jocelynn M. Aiello of Tiffin, Gina M. Denune of Bridgewater, Mass., Andrea M. Gillison of Tiffin, Francesca M. (Joe) Flood of Upper Sandusky and Angelina (Brandon) Gaskins of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Harold) Bickley Sr. and Mariann Aiello, both of Tiffin; and a granddog, Ari.
David was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a 1960 graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force July 29, 1960, where he was a sergeant and served in Vietnam two times before being honorably discharged July 26, 1968.
For many years, he worked in Findlay for Prudential and Metropolitan Life insurance companies. A devoted blood, sweat and tears Chicago sports fan, he had a love for baseball, playing baseball, coaching in the Babe Ruth League and scoring his favorite teams. He was passionate about life and very proud of his family's Italian American heritage. He enjoyed Pasta Sundays and did everything to the extreme, including couponing.
David will be remembered as a funny guy with a great sense of humor and as a kind and sharing person who donated to many organizations when they needed help. He enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra and watching classic movies. Politics and history were an integral part of his life, but much more than this "I did it my way."
His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Kishore Kottana officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.