Elmer J. Ardale 1925-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
ADVISOR – Mr. Elmer J. Ardale, 95, passed away on Thursday April 15, 2021 at his home.
Elmer was born August 26, 1925 in Youngstown, son of Andrew and Elizabeth Szabo Ardale. Elmer was a lifelong resident of Youngstown.
Elmer was a Korean WWII veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was an aircraft mechanic serving in the European theater during World War II, working on B-26 planes. He received six bronze stars and victory medals for both campaigns. He left service as a sergeant in the army. Elmer was a member of the B-26 Marauder Club and AOPA.
He was a member of the Hungarian Presbyterian Church his entire life and was a former church elder. Elmer received the key to the town of Youngstown during the dedication of the WWII Memorial Bridge. He was an airline engineer at Pittsburgh Airport for Allegheny and US Airlines, retiring in 1991.
Elmer is survived by two daughters, Diane (Ralph) Ford of Canfield and Denise (Steve) Peterson of Haddonfield, NJ. He also leaves behind two sons, David Ardale of Struthers and Donald (Gloria) Ardale of Boardman. Elmer also leaves behind his grandchildren, Laurie, Michelle, Christopher, Kelly, Michael, David Jr., Daniel, Andrew, Amanda, Ashley and Katelyn. He also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
His parents died before him; his first wife, Donna Taafe; and second wife, Dorothy Ardale. He was also predeceased by three brothers, a sister and a granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 24, 2021 at the Hungarian Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Family and friends can call half an hour before church service. Please follow all social distancing and mask protocols while on duty.
Funeral arrangements were made by Szabo and Sons Funeral Home.