Smoky Hollow Memorial
Youngstown, Ohio

The Smoky Hollow Memorial located at the corner of Rayen Ave. and Walnut St. in Youngstown, Ohio was built in 1957 by the Golden Eagle Club to honor the men from the neighborhood who lost their lives in World War II and Korea.

Close-up of the names listed on the Smoky Hollow Memorial. One of the names, Seaman 1st Class Michael Vincent Gismondi, U.S.N.R. was lost in the sinking of the USS Indianapolis CA-35 in July of 1945.

Close-up of the top of the memorial.

Close-up of the bottom of the memorial.

Overall view of the Smoky Hollow Memorial.
(All photos courtesy of Gerald Nunziato)
© 2011 Gerald Nunziato all rights reserved

Private John R. Zarlengo, U.S.A., one of the men who is listed on the Smoky Hollow Memorial.

Funeral services for John R. Zarlengo, aged 23, of 503 N. Walnut St., who was killed in action on June 7, 1944, during the invasion of Normandy, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Private Zarlengo was born in Pietrabbondante, Italy, April 6, 1921, a son of Vincenzo and Allesandrina Tesone Zarlengo. He had lived in Youngstown for 17 years and was a carpenter before his enlistment in the army. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Private Zarlengo leaves his wife, Gladys; a daughter, Ruth ann; his mother; two brothers, Anthony and Patsy; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Tesone, Mrs. Anita Massaro, Mrs. Alice Cavallaro, all of Youngstown.

The body is at the Schiavone-Massaro Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 this evening.
(Courtesy of Phillip Pillin)

(An effort is currently underway to learn more about the men listed on the memorial and to create a memorial book which will be available at the Mahoning County Historical Society. If you can help provide any information please email the webmaster.)

Page published Nov. 16, 2011