OBITUARY

Carmine M. Garofalo

August 15, 1948April 14, 2019
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Garofalo, Carmine age 70 of Centerville, Ohio passed away at home on Sunday April 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Genoffa and Antonio Garofalo. Survivors include Mary Garofalo and their children, William E. Garofalo and Stephanie Lepochat of Tampa, Florida, Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Chris) of Lousiville, Kentucky, Sarah Banks (Daniel) of Springboro, Ohio; sisters, Donna Holden and Dr. William Holden of Portland, Oregon, JoAnn Cittadino of Raleigh, North Carolina, Theresa Bunce (Donn) of Lebanon, Ohio.; a brother Frank Garofalo (Cynthia) of Dulles, Virginia and 4 grandchildren, Ava and Andrew Banks and Jackson and Reed Fitzgerald as well as many nieces and nephews. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on August 15, 1948. He was a graduate of Ohio University and later received his law degree from Ohio State University. Carmine was a founding partner of Dyer, Garofalo, Mann and Schultz and was a well known and well respected member of the Dayton Legal Community for over 40 years. Visitation will be from 2-5 pm Friday April 19, 2019 at the Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills Chapel 5471 Far Hills Ave at Rahn Rd. Funeral Service 5 pm Friday immediately following the visitation. In lieu of flowers make donations to Ohio University. Carmine loved Ohio U. and the lifelong friends he made there. On line condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Funeral Services Friday, April 19, 2019
REMEMBERING

Carmine M. Garofalo

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Donna Hess

April 21, 2019

Never again will I see your face in a crowded room. But that doesn't mean I will stop looking for it. Thank you, you were great and I smile when I think of you.

Deb Dyer

April 19, 2019

It’s been a few years since I’ve talked with Carmine, but for many years he was a great friend. I have many happy memories of shared trips and times together. My condolences to everyone. Carmine will be missed.

Donald Baumer

April 19, 2019

I have not been able to get my mind off of Carmine this week, but it has been a pleasant experience, and one I hope to continue. Carmine was one of the most authentic human beings on the planet -- a great man and a great friend. He will be missed.
Don Baumer
Northampton, MA

Zuzana DuBois

April 18, 2019

It didn't matter who you were, Carmine was always kind to everyone and treated people with respect. He made me laugh many times, always ready to share a story or a piece of advice. He will be missed by many, but he leaves so many positive memories behind with all who knew him.

Brittany Craddick

April 18, 2019

Attorney VanNoy and the staff of The VanNoy Firm send our deepest condolences to the family of Attorney Garofalo. We will keep you in our prayers.

Mike Feeney

April 17, 2019

Sadly, it has been many years since I’ve seen Carmine, but he was a “friend from the old neighborhood “. I always enjoyed everyone in the Garofalo family and I remember those years fondly. All of you have my sincere condolences.
Take care old friends....Mike Feeney

Tom Morgan

April 17, 2019

Carmine Garofalo was a first generation Italian-American whose father, Tony, supported his large family of 5 children by working laboring in a steel mill in Steubenville, Ohio while his mother worked at home caring for their children. The Garofalos were very self-sufficient growing and canning food, and growing and harvesting grapes for wine in their backyard. Somehow, his devoted parents managed to send all 5 children to college.

I met Carmine soon after we arrived at Ohio University when we pledged the same fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. Carmine was a determined student with “an iron butt” who graduated with highest honors from Ohio University and from the Ohio State University College of Law. I lived with Carmine for 3 years, one year in the fraternity house and 2 years in a house. His generous parents always sent him back to O.U. with a “care package” full of wonderful food which we enjoyed.

While Carmine distinguished himself as an outstanding lawyer in Dayton, his first priority was caring for his 3 children and wife, and more recently his four grandchildren. “Life father, like son.”

In regard to his Beta brothers, Carmine was a very dedicated friend who readily showed his affection. (He is the only man who kissed me on my lips.) He was exceptionally passionate, funny, generous, blunt and devoted to his family and friends. An original.

Carmine, you will be deeply missed and thank you for the happy memories you gave us. God bless you and your family.

Fondly and respectfully,

Tom Morgan

Daphne Mahle

April 17, 2019

The Garofalo family has a million hearts and souls of people who support you during this incredibly sad time. Hopefully, you all will be able to take solace at some point in the future that Carmine was loved and respected immensely and he will be dearly missed by absolutely everyone who was blessed enough to know him!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Daphne R. Mahle

Kristi McCartney

April 17, 2019

Mary and family- I am so sorry to hear about Carmine's passing. He was such a great lawyer to work with and many, many years later I would see him at the gym and we had such great conversations of the old DGMS days and catching up on all the kids. Such fond memories I have of him. Peace and Love.

Rose Anna Barca Covelli

April 17, 2019

I grew up in Steubenville, Ohio and our families have known each other for many, many years. The Garofalos are a wonderful, loving family and Carmine will truly be missed. I saw Carmine in January of this year when he came in for my uncle's (Settimio Travaglino) funeral and he was so kind and friendly. Deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire Garofalo family.

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