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Renaldi J. Conti

Mr. Conti

Renaldi J. Conti, 81, of Carey, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Birchaven Assisted Living, Findlay.

Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Diriamba, Nicaragua, he was the son of Roberto J. and Nila (Rappaccioli) Conti. Renaldi married Mary F. Gutmann Sept. 26, 1959, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbus, and she preceded him in death April 22, 2015.

Surviving are his three children, Anna-Maria (Mark) Gessner of Westerville, Marcus J. (Wendy) Conti of Tiffin and Ray E. Conti of Carey; six grandchildren, Brandon, Kiley, Kelsie, Erin, Addison and Bryce; three great-grandchildren, Griffin, Bishop and Matthew; and two sisters, Lucia (Conti) Fernandez of Guatemala and Auxiliadora (Conti) Ramirez of New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roberto J. Conti; and three sisters, Nina (Conti) Rodriquez, Miriam Y. Conti and Silvia E. (Conti) Lacayo.

He attended International School of Agriculture, Rivas, Nicaragua; Colegio Centro America, Granada, Nicaragua; The Ohio State University, Columbus; and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Renaldi retired as manager of Crop Production Services Inc. He worked more than 45 years in the agriculture fertilizer business. He received the Seneca County Agricultural Hall of Recognition award. He was a honorary member of Carey Future Farmers of America. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He enjoyed doing yard work, repairing bicycles and driving the countryside, checking out crops and talking to the farmers. He loved watching his grandkids in their extracurricular activities and spending time with his family. He was a member of K of C No. 1925, New Riegel Moose, and VFW No. 3759 and American Legion No. 344 Aux, both in Carey. He was a member of The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation where he helped with bingo and the parish festival.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, with a Scripture service at 7:45 p.m..

The Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Vince Petersen OFM Conv. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carey FFA, OLC School or Carey Athletic Boosters and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.

Online condolences may be sent to StombaughBatton.com.