Lydia Wasko

May 12, 1926 - May 28, 2019

05/12/1926 - 05/28/2019

Past Services

Friday May 31, 2019
1:00 pm
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Friday May 31, 2019
2:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions

Lydia “Nana” Wasko, 93 of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday May 28th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born May 12, 1926 a daughter of the late Frank and Martha (DiUlio) DiPaolo in Barisciano, Italy in the province of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy.

She came over on the Italian ocean liner the SS Rex and arrived 1938 on New Years Day at the age of 11.

Lydia spoke no English and had to start over in kindergarten but she learned fast and graduated from Bellaire High School in 1946.

Lydia was a member of the St. John Catholic Church, the Catholic Women’s Club and sang in the choir. She was also a past member of the Lions Club Auxiliary.

Lydia was a homemaker and loved her children and grandchildren very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Wasko and a sister Joann Reese.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Frances) Wasko, Janice (Tom) Sable, and Sandra (Carl Walker) McMahon all of Bellaire, Ohio.

In addition she is survived by her grandchildren, Alicia (Jeremie), Lyndsay, Sean (Charlene), Lauren (Ron), Jaclyn (Shamar) and Drew along with four great-grandchildren, Rylin, Landen, Aaliyah and Lakyn.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held on Friday May 31, 2019 at 1 pm at the St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John Catholic Church by going to “”.

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Dave Scott
4 years ago

Rich and family, so sorry and deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother.

Dave Scott
4 years ago

Rich and family, my deepest sympathies to you and your families.

Sharon (Hartley) Shaw
4 years ago

Sorry about your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

4 years ago

Janice and family Lucy and I want to let you know you guys are in our thoughts and prayers even thou we never met your mom we always heard of what a wonderful person she was with the way your mom grew up and lived I would have given anything to hear some of her stories from years past cherished memories for sure WALT & LUCY

Lana Ofat
4 years ago

Janice, Sandy, & Rich: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Growing up together left very fond memories of the times our families spent together. She will be sadly missed by all.

4 years ago


Tonya Grimm
4 years ago

Janice, Tom, Jaclyn, Lauren and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma. By all the posts on Facebook you can tell she sure was loved! May God be with you and comfort you in this difficult time! Thoughts and Prayers! Tonya

4 years ago

To all, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best always doing something wonderful for everyone. Even when I was bad she would hug me. I will miss her! Hugs and prayers for y’all. Jackie Garcia (Monahan) and family

Michael A. Clark
4 years ago

Rich,Janice,Sandy & family, my thoughts and prayers are with you . Your mother was so genuine! Her legacy that she leaves, will be with us forever!!

Linda Gordon-Baker
4 years ago

Lyndsay and Landen many hugs and prayers for you both!!