MANCUSO, Arthur Santo, 63, of Wheeling, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
He was born May 25, 1949, in Weirton, WV, a son of the late Arthur S. and Betty Johnson Mancuso.
Art was owner of River City Advertising, was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, where he taught CCD/PSR for 25 years and was an Army veteran of Vietnam where he served in the 173rd Airborne Infantry, receiving the Combat Infantryman's Airborne Wing Badge and received both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.
Art is survived by his best friend, soulmate, and wife of 5.5 years, Ginny Caseman Mancuso; three children, Art Mancuso III, Ryan Mancuso both of Wheeling, Natalie Mancuso of Baton Rouge, LA; three stepsons, Jim (Mindy) Schmitt of Cross Lanes, WV, Chad (Nicole) Schmitt of Brooklyn, NY, Lee Schmitt of Pittsburgh, PA, eight siblings; Robert Mancuso of Weirton, Beverly (Frank) Ticich and Annette (Frank) Krappa, all of Follansbee, Betty (BJ) DeFelice of Weirton, Mary (Jeff) Corsi of Columbia, SC, Mike (Debi) Orecchio of Weirton, Joseph (Lucy) Orecchio of Seattle, WA and Christopher Orecchio (Dr. Kara O'Karma) of Weirton. In addition, Art is survived by four grandchildren, Art Mancuso IV, Alec and Carly Schmitt and Forrest Roth.
Services took place November 13 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens and Monsignor Kevin Quirk as con-celebrants.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Church.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com