EAST LIVERPOOL - David A. Yanni, 72 of East Liverpool, Ohio, died suddenly on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012. He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on December 11, 1939 and was the son of the late Frank and Jean Elizabeth (Miles) Yanni.
Living his entire life in the area, Mr. Yanni retired in 1994 from First Energy where he worked as a supervisor in the maintenance department From 1988 to 2000 Dave, along with his wife Nancy owned and operated Gregory's Restaurant on Dresden Avenue. He was a 1957 graduate of East Liverpool High School and a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy where he enjoyed playing cards. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking and taking care of wildlife. Dave's real love was being able to be with and help his family in any way that he could. He was able to give the gift of sight through eye donation.
His wife, Nancy (Payton) Yanni survives him at home. They just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2012. Dave is also survived by his loving daughter, Jennifer Yanni of Negley, Ohio; a sister, Susan Crabtree and her husband, Ron of East Liverpool, Ohio and his furry grandpuppies, Honey and Dexter.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cody Berry of Destiny House officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Family and friends may view this obituary or send condolences on line at www.altmeyer.com.