David A. Yanni

December 11, 1939 - July 25, 2012

12/11/1939 - 07/25/2012


David A. Yanni
Age 72

David A. Yanni, 72 of East Liverpool, OH, died suddenly on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012. He was born in East Liverpool, OH on December 11, 1939 and was the son of the late Frank and Jean Elizabeth Miles Yanni.

Living his entire life in the area, Mr. Yanni retired in 1994 from First Energy where he worked as a Supervisor in the Maintenance Dept. From 1988 to 2000 Dave, along with his wife Nancy owned and operated Gregory’s Restaurant on Dresden Avenue. He was a 1957 graduate of East Liverpool High School and a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy where he enjoyed playing cards. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking and taking care of wildlife. Dave’s real love was being able to be with and help his family in any way that he could. He was able to give the Gift of Sight through Eye Donation.

His wife, Nancy Payton Yanni survives him at home. They just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2012. Dave is also survived by his loving daughter, Jennifer Yanni of Negley, OH; a sister, Susan Crabtree and her husband, Ron of East Liverpool, OH and his furry grandpuppies, Honey and Dexter.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Cody Berry of Destiny House, officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM.

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Bill Badgley
7 years ago

Dave was a classmate in high school and everyone that knew him, liked him. I have many good memories of him and times we hung out at school and Chadwick’s,… and the last time I talked to him at the class reunion in 1992 What a shock to hear that he is gone.

My sincere condolences to his family

Vinnie Broomhall
7 years ago

Dave. You were my best friend throughout highschool. I spent more time at your house than I did mine. Remember telling “Duke” to sic the “grinney” and he’d tea the screen off the front door. Rest in peace my friend.

John and Mary Allegro
7 years ago

Dear Jen, we are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. Love Mary and John

Willaim Ream
7 years ago

Dear Nancy & Jen,

Dave was great with people…you always knew that he cared about you when you were with him.

I always looked foreward to the next I would see him after we would meet.

I’m so sorry for yours and our loss. He will be missed.

Ron & Darlin Jarvis
7 years ago

Dear Nancy,

We were so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We expect to be “home” sometime this year and hope to see you then. Maybe we could meet on the church steps at St. Al’s.

clarence croxall sr.
7 years ago

I hope and pray for the whole family and know dave will be missed

Mel Creeley
7 years ago

I mourn with you at the loss of your father and husband. May God be with you in these times.

Ann Marie Karabin
7 years ago

Jen and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May God be with you and watch over you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Ann Marie

jack wyand
7 years ago

Nancy – Pauline and I are so very sorry to have learned of your great loss. You will be in our prayers.


Sharon Yanni Caiazza
7 years ago

Nancy & Jennifer

There are no words to ease the pain of your loss. David was a wonderful person and very proud of his family. Please know that we are all here for you and our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jennifer Franczek-Conley
7 years ago

Nancy & Jennifer, I just finished watching the video tribute to Dave. I am sitting in my office at work in tears. I remember all the times he took Jen and I trick or treating growing up and the many times I was invited to stay for dinner he cooked such good meals. More recently when I would come home to visit my Mom I would always see him in the yard with his grandpuppies and he would always wave. My heart goes out to the two of you and I hope you find comfort in the many memories of him. Love and Prayers Jennifer

Kathy Barnes
7 years ago

Nancy and Jen,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you both.

Kathy Barnes

Connie Lucas
7 years ago

Nancy and Jen,

My heart goes out to you both. You are in my thoughts and my prayers..


Dawn Betz
7 years ago

Nancy and Jennifer,

I am so sorry for your loss.I considered Dave a friend and will deeply miss him.

Janet Brinker
7 years ago

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Dave. Will be keeping you and your daughter in my prayers.

Len Yanni
7 years ago


I am sorry I can’t be there to personally tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I send a hug and a prayer in the hope you will know that I care. David was a family role model for all of us. The oldest cousin will never be forgotten.

God Bless you all.


Earl and Diana Smith
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

7 years ago


So very sorry to read about your brother. I deeply feel it was harder to losing a brother than it was my parents. My heart goes out to you.

7 years ago

susie and family,

we are so sorry about your loss, and will be praying for all of you.

john and barb richards.