Warren - Edward Esposito, 89, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Edward was born on March 10, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York to Pasquale and Louise Esposito.
In 1950, Edward married Helen Mintler, also from Brooklyn, and moved to Levittown, Pennsylvania. In 1968 they relocated to Warren, Ohio. Edward was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren, Ohio.
Edward was a devoted father to their six children; Edward, Paul, Patrick, Barbara, Janet, and Michael.
In 1970, Edward and Helen started United Refractories, Inc., which they owned for 38 years. It gave him great joy to know he supported hundreds of families with employment over that time. United Refractories grew from a single man’s ambition to a respected refractory company in North America.
In 1977, Ed and Helen purchased and operated Farmer Jim’s which was a favorite local destination for summertime picnics and swimming. Today Farmer Jim’s is an indoor soccer facility providing enjoyment to families in the area.
In Business, Edward was known and respected for his vision and determination. Many counted on Edward for his advice and friendship, which he offered willingly. Edward will be remembered for making a difference in many lives.
After retiring, Helen and Edward lived in Hobe Sound, Florida, and North Beach, New Jersey.
Edward enjoyed many activities such as boxing, running, golfing, boating, crabbing, clamming, and fishing. He learned the art of stained glass, and his works are displayed in many homes, schools and businesses. He was known for his homemade bread, pasta and pizza, and hosted countless dinner parties over the years.
Edward loved music and attending plays and concerts. His favorite artist was Tony Bennett. Edward traveled the world with his wife, family and friends.
He is survived by two sisters; Rosemarie (Frank) Kennedy and Patricia Hunt; four children, Patrick (Debbie), Barbara Leary, Janet (Edward) Hazboun, and Michael (Marlea); eighteen grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren; also, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife; Helen, sons; Edward and Paul, and great grandsons Grayson and Leonardo.
Calling hours will be 9:30 to 11:30 am. May 30 at the church.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 30, at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Reeves Rd, Warren with the Rev. Thomas Eisweirth officiating and the Rev. Tom McCarthy and Rev. Donald King concelebrants.
During his lifetime Ed supported many charities and events. One of his favorite charities was the Hope Rural School. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in his memory to Hope Rural School, 15929 SW 150th Street, Indiantown, Florida 34956. www.hoperuralschool.org
Ed’s family would like to thank the team at Carebuilders for their compassionate care to him these past months.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossieandsonfh.com to view this obituary sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Esposito family.
Hope Rural School
15929 SW 150th Street, Indiantown FL 34956