H. Peloe, 88
December 8, 2012
Funeral services will
be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 at Lane Family Funeral Homes,
Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave., Boardman for Keith H. Peloe, 88, of the
Commons at Greenbriar, formerly of McCollum Rd., who died Friday at his
Keith was born December 24, 1923 in Youngstown, a son of the late Roy
E. and Lottie S. Pond Peloe.
He was a 1943 graduate of South High School and had been employed by the
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company in the Metallurgical Department for
37 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a former member of Hillman Street Christian Church. Keith served
his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. While stationed in London,
he was a member of the 125th Anti-Aircraft Battalion that shot down hundreds
of Buzz Bombs. Keith then saw ground combat at the Battle of the Bulge.
He received three Bronze Stars, the American Service Medal and the Victory
Keith played baseball for Buddy Furniture in the Class "AA"
League in 1942. He played minor league baseball in the middle Atlantic
for the Youngstown Gremlins in 1946 and the Niagara Falls Frontiers in
1947. He was signed to a contract "AAA" by the Philadelphia
Athletics and played for Lincoln Nebraska in the Western League in 1948.
Keith was a member of the Baseball Old Timers Association and elected
into their Hall of Fame in 1995. He was also active in bowling.
His wife, the former Bernice Gargano who he married September 23, 1961,
died November 16, 2006.
He is survived by his brother, Wayne L. (Esther R.) Peloe of Poland; his
nieces, Joanne Triplett of Tuscon, Arizona and Kathy (Robert) Mastriana
of Poland; his nephew, Kenneth (Susan) Peloe of Cincinnati and his great
nieces and nephews, Bryan Mastriana, Kathryn Mastriana, Aaron Peloe and
The family would like to thank Dr. Dimidovich and the staff at the Commons
at Greenbriar for their loving care and support for Keith during the past
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral
home, prior to the service.
Memorials in Keith's name may be given to Southern Care Hospice, 5401
Ashley Circle Suite E., Youngstown OH 44515 or to the Salvation Army of
Mahoning County, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511.