Rosario J. Pusateri

Born: 08/03/1960 Passed:
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Rosario J. Pusateri of Louisville, Ohio, passed away surrounded by family on August 12, 2022, after two years with cancer. He was born August 3, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a parishioner at St. Louis Catholic Church. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1978 and joined the family business with his father and later brothers, Pusateri Sales Inc. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, but most of all being with his family.

Stubbornness or persistence, either way Rosario got things done. As when we were children, he had the plan, took the risk, and accepted the blame when things went wrong. As an adult he had the same determination, like moving back home from southern Indiana so his children could be close to family and attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School. And with that same quality, he faced cancer with courage making sure Karol and his family were taken care of and readying himself for his last days.

Our family is blessed to have had him, and still have him, as part of our lives forever. We love him and will miss him every time we are together. Rest in peace, Rosario.

Preceded in death by Rosario Pusateri, his dad.

Survived by wife, Karol and children, Rosario III, Joseph (Kaye), and Dominic; and stepchildren, Tony Occhiuto, and Karra (Ashton), along with grandchildren, Wyatt and Wayne.

Also survived by mother, Linda Pusateri; and siblings Mark (Rhonda) Pusateri, Paul (Mary Jean) Pusateri, Pamela (Terry) Bast, and Michael (LuAnn) Pusateri.

And many nieces and nephews: Rachel, Anna, Maggie, Ellie, Matthew, Adam, Julia (Jake) Kasperski, Molly, Claire (Doug) Mayes, Isaac, Leslie, Elaine, Simon, Samuel, Emma (Vinnie) Serapiglia, Jonathan, and Amelia.

Grandnieces and nephews: Willow and Cypress Mayes, and hopefully many more to come.

Calling hours will be at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home at 303 S. Chapel St. Louisville, OH 44641 on August 18, Thursday, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, and funeral services will be at St. Louis Catholic Church located 300 North Chapel St., Louisville, OH 44641 on August 19, Friday, at 11:00AM.

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7 Tributes to Rosario J. Pusateri

  1. Greg Galati...Atlanta, GA says:

    Shocked and sadden to hear of the passing of Ross. Many fond memories of hanging out with Ross and family, whether it was summer concerts, camping out for the HOF parade, or euchre games in their basement. My condolences to the Pusateri family.

  2. Rick Laubacher says:

    Many of my favorite High School memories involve Ross. He loved to laugh and joke around, and we nicknamed him “funny Ross”. A group of us were called the Nature boys because we liked to hunt, camp, trap, and fish. Ross was a successful Salesman even in High School, as he somehow convinced me to join the Wrestling Team as a Senior. What a great decision that became with such good team camaraderie. When Ross invited me to his house, I got to meet the whole Pusateri clan. They were such a warm family (and LOUD) and made every visitor feel so welcome. My sincere condolences to Mrs. P, Mark, Paul, Pam, and Michael. You are a beautiful family. I like to picture the reunion that Ross Jr. had with Ross Sr. I am absolutely sure it was full of hard hugs, laughter, and loudness!

    • Paul says:

      Thanks Rick.

    • Tim Paustian says:

      I was saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. He was one of the first friends I made at St. Thomas. It was a strange coincidence that the first freind I made was also born on the same day as me, August 3rd, 1960. His nickname was “Funny Ross” but that’s because he made the worst situation bearable, with a laugh and a punch in the arm. We need more “Funny Ross’s” in our lives. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his mother, Mark, Paul, Pam and Michael. Your brother was a great man and I consider myself very fortunate to have been his friend.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We considered Ross Jr and his family as part of our extended family. So many great experiences! So sorry we cannot be present in person but our hearts and minds will be praying for peace and comfort for Ross Jr and his family.
    Dan Jr and Belinda Simile

  4. Tom Shira says:

    Long time old friend in business. Sincere Condolences to the entire family.

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