Emery J. Vargo, 87, resident of Middlefield, formerly of Bedford, passed away on June 29, 2018 at Geauga Medical Center in Chardon. He was born on October 24, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Emery and Rose Vargo.
Emery served our country in the U.S. Army and recently attended St. Lucy’s Parish in Middlefield. He was a devoted husband and a providing father who worked hard for many years as a union plumber. He raised his family in the strict and serious manner he believed in to ensure discipline and structure but also shared his more relaxed demeanor among friends who will miss his great smile.
Emery is survived by his loving wife of nearly 66 years, Eleanor J. (Elek) Vargo; sons, Jim (Linda) Vargo, John (Sheryl) Vargo and Bill (Pat) Vargo; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren plus two on-the-way; former son-in-law, Steve along with other extended family. In addition to his parents, Emery was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary, and brother, Lester.
The family will receive friends 4-6 PM on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at RUSSELL-SLY FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 15670 W. High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. Private burial will be at Middlefield Cemetery at a later date.