Flag Monument Dedication to Bill Milazzo

Flag Monument Dedication to Bill Milazzo
by Terrie Evans

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020,  a ceremony was held at the corner of North Bend Road and I-74 to dedicate the newly installed flag pole in honor of our late parishioner the late  William (Bill) Milazzo who passed away on July 23, 2019. 

Bill was a proud Navy Veteran and staunch supporter of all Military members and their families.  Bill helped establish the AMVETS Post 1988 where he once served as Commander and then went on to became a Charter member along with his wife Monnie who served as a  member of the Auxiliary. 

Post 1988 conducted the ceremony along with Green Township Trustee, Tony Rosiello a Color Guard and  a bugler playing Taps.  A plaque will be installed  dedicated to Bill Milazzo  and all those Veterans from Green Township.   All of us remember Bill as a good man, husband, father and friend. 

God bless America and all those who served.

(Photos courtesy of Jennifer Barlow)

News from San Antonio Church – August 23, 2020

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Weekly Bulletin

by Terrie Evans

On this Sunday, August 23rd we celebrate the feast of St. Rose of Lima, the 7th of 11 children born to Oliva and Gaspar Flores in 1586.  While growing up in Peru, she experienced a religious calling  after reading about St. Catherine of Siena and her life of penance.  This  pattern of dedicating  herself to  religious life continued  when she planned on entering the  convent.  After a 10 year struggle with her parents, her father relented and realized Rose was not destined to marry when she became a Third Order Dominican.  When she started to have visions and detailed spiritual dreams, her good friend, Brother Martin de Porres assured her they were a gift from God.  She received the Blessed Sacrament daily and lived a life of silence and seclusion while in  severe pain from arthritis and asthma.  Toward the end of her life, St. Rose cared for the sick and elderly until she became ill from a high fever and the complications of paralysis at the age of 31.    Canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671, St. Rose is considered the 1st Saint of the Americas,  the 1st Flower of America,  as the Patroness of the New World and  Patron Saint of Florists and Gardeners.  A Quote from St. Rose “ Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace.  The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.”

We send our condolences to the Mazzeo and Grady Families on the passing of our past parishioner, Virginia Mazzeo Grady at the age of 91.  She was a staunch supporter of San Antonio Church during the 1990’s and early 2000’s  until she relocated to her daughter’s home in Springdale.  Ginny was a very dedicated volunteer as a Sacristan, a Monday morning crafter and collected donations and gift certificates for our raffles for the  Spaghetti Dinners.   She was a good friend to our Pastor Fr. Ed  Gerhardt and worked with him at the St. Bonnie’s Bingo during those years.  While she was at San Antonio,  Ginny and the late Sam Almond would set up the Altar every Saturday afternoon for our Sunday Mass.  She was also a good friend to the late Mike Urti who became her dance partner at many special events.   She leaves her children and their spouses, Eugene (Barb) Grady, Denise (Mark) Hildebrand, Anthony Grady and Theresa (Tom) Richmond, sisters Margaret Frazer and Shirley Stevens and 10 Grandchildren.  She was buried from St. Martin of Tours Parish. 

Virginia “Ginny” Mazzeo Grady

Loving mother of Eugene (Barb) Grady, Jr, Denise (Mark) Hildebrand, Anthony Grady and Theresa (Tom) Richmond, grandmother of 10, great grandmother of many, sister of Margaret Frazer and Shirley Stevens, preceded in death by her other brothers and sisters. Retired nursing assistant, long time volunteer and member of the Auxiliary at St. Francis St. George Hospital now Mercy West. Her hobbies included; dancing, volunteering at numerous local organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Police and crocheting. Proud of her Italian heritage. Died, Friday, August 7, 2020 age 91. Funeral Mass, Saturday, Aug 15, 10:30 AM, St Martin of Tours Church. Per Archdioceses regulations social distancing is expected. Masks are required. Please make donations to The Shield, 7149 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati (45237) or Cincinnati Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, PO Box 23227, Cincinnati (45223).

Passing of Marleen Steers (nee Cerullo) May 14, 2020

May 12, 1933 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 87)

Marleen Angela Steers (nee Cerullo)
May 12, 1933 – May 14, 2020

We regret to inform you of the passing of Marleen (Cerullo) Steers, a long time member of our San Antonio Church Family. Due to the current pandemic, services will be private. Please keep Marleen’s family and friends in your prayers.

Our San Antonio Church community sends its prayers and condolences to the Steers, Cerullo, and Stevens families on the passing of Marlene (Cerullo) Steers.  She was a resident of Covenant Village at the time of her death.  Marlene was a parishioner of San Antonio throughout her life; along with her parents Anthony and Rose (Stevens) Cerullo who were both descendants of the original families who settled in the Lower Lick Run area of South Fairmount.  The Cerullo family homesteads were once located  at 1890 Queen City and 1730  Harrison Avenues.  Marlene and her mother Rose were staunch supporters of our church and were part of the organized group who held many meeting  and candle light vigils in the 1980’s to keep San Antonio open.  She was a member of the Ladies Sodality (later the Men’s and Women’s Society) and worked all the festivals, spaghetti dinners and other fundraising events.  She was present at the 50th Anniversary, the Diamond Jubilee in 1997, and the dedication of our Memorial Brick Garden.  She became widowed early in her marriage when Ronald died suddenly and worked hard to support their 6 children on her own.  She eventually became the 1st female E.M.T. Fire Fighter for the City of Cheviot from 1976-1998.  Preceding her in death were husband Ronald, sons Duane, Dana and Darren Steers.  Marlene leaves to mourn her passing, daughters Diana Michaels, Donna (Ted) Richards, Debbie (Jim) Still, 12 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.  She also leaves many cousins and friends.  A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. 

Obituary at Niehard Minges Funeral Home.

Steers, Marlene A. (nee Cerullo), beloved wife of the late Ronald Steers. Loving mother of Diana Michels, Donna (Ted) Richards, Debby (Jim) Still and the late Duane, Dana and Daren Steers. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, staff & friends from Covenant Village. Dear sister of the late Rosie Schneller. Loving daughter of the late Anthony Cerullo and Rose (Stevens) Cerullo. Age 87 years. Marlene was the first female E.M.T. Fire Fighter for the City of Cheviot. She served faithfully from 1976 to 1998. Services will be private. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to The Cheviot Fire Department, 3814 Harrison Ave. Cheviot, Ohio 45211.

Passing of Donald C. Moore – March 18, 2020

April 1, 1931 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 88)

We regret to inform you of the passing of Donald J. Moore, a stalwart of our San Antonio Church Family. Due to the current pandemic, there will not be any services or visitation at this time. Please keep Donald’s wife Rosemary and their family and friends in your prayers.

Donald was an active member of the Men’s and Ladies’ Sodality for decades and was president for several years. Donald also worked hard, serving our community at Spaghetti Dinners, Pizza Parties, Mussie Fest (Lick Run Reunion) and our bimonthly Lunch on the House. His wit and smile will be missed by everyone.

The burial service will be private with full military honors. A memorial service and celebration of Donald’s life will be held at San Antonio Church when it becomes permissible. Details will be posted when they become available.

Obiturary Tribute Wall

Donald C. “Don” Moore
beloved husband of Rosemary Moore (nee Schweppe), loving father of Barb Moore-Rolf, Donnie Moore, Carol (Ken) Hake, Paul (Michelle) Moore, Gary (Amy) Moore, grandfather of Eric (Daniell), Adam (Amber), Dylan, Lindsey, Lauren, Samantha, Paul, Josh, Elizabeth and Ella, great grandfather of Aubrey and Ian, brother of Rosemary (Ken) Carrier and Frank Moore. Passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at age 88. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight Tri-State or Queen City Hospice. www.vittstermeranderson.com

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Mar. 19 to Mar. 22, 2020