October 23, 1922 - November 15, 2020
WARREN- Roscoe V. “Babe” Gautschi, age 98, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center.
Roscoe was born October 23, 1922 in Niles, Ohio to the late Harry T. and Louise (Haidet) Gautschi.
He attended McKinley High School. Roscoe joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served throughout the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged January 19, 1946.
Babe retired in 1980 from Thomas Steel after 34 years as an Inspector.
He was a Charter member of St. William Parish, Babe was a member of Knights of Columbus #7491, the VFW and the American Legion. Roscoe enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and camping. His family was his pride and joy.
Besides his parents, Babe was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, the former Theresa Smart; his brothers John, Oscar, and Henry Gautschi, and sisters Mary Anthony and Rosa Coe.
Babe is survived by his children, Kathy Songer, Gail (Bud) Gautschi and Norma (Ken) Barrickman, all of Champion; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call 9-11AM Friday, November 20th at the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on Friday in St. William Catholic Church, 5431 Mahoning Ave. NW in Champion, Fr. Michael Balash, Officiant. Please wear a mask and social distancing will be observed.
Private Interment in All Souls Cemetery with Military Honors.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. William Catholic Church Building Fund.