The Obit For Keith Peloe

Keith 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 residence.

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 Medal.

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 Ethan Peloe.

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 six years.

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.