Andyvo (Andy) Andrea Codispoti, of Brewster, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio . He was 93 years young. Born to Italian immigrants Mary and Bruno Codispoti on April 30th, 1927, he was a lifelong resident of Brewster. He joined the Navy in 1943, as a crewman of the ship Frederick Funston, and returned to graduate Brewster School in 1947. He married his high school sweetheart Leota Fern (Schaney) in 1950 and they celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2020. They welcomed
their son Paul in 1954.
Andy’s life was spent in service to his family, his community and his faith, as a member of Holy Family Catholic Church (Brewster). He was a member and officer in many community organizations, such as American Legion Harr Reese Post 160, Stark County Council, Knights of Columbus, Buckeye Boys State, Brewster Anglers Club, Brewster Moose, and the Navarre VFW. He worked hard to fundraise for local veterans and his lifelong activity in the American Legion was centered on giving back to fellow Navy veterans.
When he was a newlywed, he was a bartender at his father’s Italian saloon, the Victoria cafe. Andy then worked a majority of his career for the Norfolk Southern Railway as a car inspector/foreman. He was also a talented real estate agent with Ramsier. True to his Italian heritage, he loved to cook, and make wine. He cured homemade Soppressata (Italian sausage) in the springtime, and loved to share it with his family. The whole community of Brewster knew Andy as a generous friend and a human Brewster almanac, happy to share historical information, remembrances, and genealogy about his beloved town.
Andy was preceded in death by his siblings (Elizabeth, Vincent & Issidore) and his grandson, Nicholas. He is survived by his wife Leota Fern(Schaney), his son Paul (Rene), his granddaughter Gabriela (Cory) Codispoti Jones, step-grandkids Austin Alexander and Kaitlin (Alan) Alexander, and great-grandchildren Nora, Madison, Lucas, Cormac, and Fern.
Private family services will be held with entombment at Calvary Cemetery. Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brewster/Sugar Creek Township Historical Society, 45 S. Wabash Avenue, Brewster, OH 44613
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