Dave Reo

June 8, 1942 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 75)

David Andrew Reo, age 75, surrounded by family, passed away after a brief hospital stay on May 18, 2018, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born in Canton, Ohio, and was a graduate of Canton McKinley High school. Early in his career, he was a manager of McDonald’s restaurants; and he later worked for the Nickles Bakery in Navarre, Ohio, for 27 years, retiring in 2004.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Jenilyn (Carli) Reo; his parents, Andrew and Frances (Winski) Reo; and his sisters Helen Reo, Margaret Reo, Mary Brown, Patricia Reo, and his brother Michael Reo.


He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Eric S. and Kelly (Henry) Reo of Columbus, OH, and their two children, Savina and Luca; and son and daughter-in-law, Brian A. and Julie (Allen) Reo of Durham, NC, and their three children Carli, Lewis, and Tanner. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Frances A. (Robert) Truax of Navarre and a beloved extended family including sister-in law Barbara (Carli) Antram, sister-in-law Nancy (Carli) Schwan and husband Kenneth, and brother-in-law Richard Carli and wife Pam, as well as many nieces and nephews.


Dave was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canton and the Dante Alighieri Society of Alliance, OH, and a volunteer at the Heart to Heart food pantry in Grandview, OH. Known lovingly as ‘Nonno’ by his grandchildren, Dave spent many happy years raising his family in Canton in a beautiful community of friends where he was generous with his support and care and was an avid swimmer and racquetball player. He relocated to Columbus in 2006 after his wife passed away to be closer to his family, where he was welcomed by a loving network of new

friends and neighbors.


Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 25, in St. Peter Catholic Church at 10:00 am with Fr. John E. Sheridan STL as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 pm in the Wackerly Funeral Home.


For Columbus friends, Dave's family is hosting an informal Celebration of his life on Wednesday May 30, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm at Our Lady of Victory Parish Life Center

1559 Roxbury Road, Marble Cliff, OH 43212


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart to Heart food pantry at:


First Community Church
Community Outreach Annex
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Lamar Graham, Heart to Heart Director
614 488.0681 ext 203

For those unable to attend services you may register on line at our: “On Line Registry Page” at

(Wackerly 330 455-5235)



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