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Cosmas "Cossy" Catanzaro

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Service: 10:00am Fri. January 4th, 2019
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

Catanzaro, Cosmas “Cossy”, 20, beloved oldest son of Dominic and Kim (Armentrout) Catanzaro, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Springfield Regional Medical Center after collapsing while jogging. A beautiful mix of his mother’s compassion and love, and his father’s strength and leadership, Cossy excelled at football, basketball and baseball but more importantly was an exemplary person. Cossy welcomed strangers, encouraged those struggling, and was met everywhere he went with smiles and high fives. Cossy was the pride and joy of his parents, grandparents, Bob and Sue Armentrout and Virginia Catanzaro, best friend to his brother, Dominic “Deece” Catanzaro, loyal protector of his baby sister, Isabella Catanzaro, devoted boyfriend to his long term girlfriend, Madison Sullivan and dedicated teammate of the Wittenberg Tigers Football team and Catholic Central Community. He was also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and “framily” that he shared his love with. Cossy was preceded in death by his grandfather and namesake, Cosmas Catanzaro. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday in the Jason Collier Gymnasium at Catholic Central School. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central School. Arrangements handled by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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I am so sorry for your son’s unexpected death. I can’t imagine a parent losing a child at this young age. Please feel my heart felt condolence. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

- Naureen Qasim , Tuesday January 8th, 2019

Kim Dominic and family , I am so sorry for your loss of your son, it is truly heartbreaking, know that you are in my heart and parays. John 11:35

- Amy Lynch Klemmensen, Friday January 4th, 2019

So saden for your guys loss my prayers to you Kim husband Sue and Bob I love your guys family . May the Lord wrap his arms around you .

- Christie Smith , Friday January 4th, 2019

So sorry to here about your son Cossy. Dominic and Kim and all of your family will always be in our prayers and may God bless all of you and your son in heaven.

- Bob, Karen, Mike Corcoran, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Bob and Sue. I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I never met this young man I felt like I knew him through your posts and news paper articles. What a tragic loss.

- Bill Burns, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Dom and Kim, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

- Bob & Amy Becht, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

It was my privilege to know Cossy during his senior year at Catholic Central. I can truly say that in my over forty years in Catholic Education, I have never known a finer young man. Kind, caring, always smiling and always going out of his way for people—that was Cossy. I used to say that if I had ever had a son, I would have wanted him to be just like Cossy. My prayers are with you. Sister Angie Shaughnessy, SCN

- Sister Angie Shaughnessy, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Sorry for your loss

- Elaine Miller, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

I never met Cossy, but he seemed like an amazing young man. I am so sorry for your loss; my heart breaks for you. Please know that there are many people you haven’t met that are praying for you.

- Phyllis McCrory, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

I was one of the City Connects Coordinators while Cossy was in high school. Since I worked with the younger students, I saw him leading and mentoring them. He was very nurturing and someone they looked up to. I was amazed to see such a young person making a huge difference in the lives of others. His candle shines brightly and can never go out because his mark on the world is indelible. Thank you for sharing him with us. I pray for his family and friends during this difficult time.

- Kristen Scharf, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. As parents ourselves you have been on our minds. Our most sincere condolences. Ron and Beth Turner and everyone at Flashions Sportswear Ltd.

- Ron and Beth Turner, Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

"Let me go quickly like a candle-light Snuffed out just at the heyday of its glow! Give me high noon - and let it then be night! Thus would I go." Author unknown Our sympathy and prayers for the family of Cosmas. You were a light to so many. It will not go out in the hearts of your family and friends. Sallee and Glenn Bartlett

- Sallee Armentrout Bartlett, Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

My heart hurts for the Catazaro family...May God draw close to your family in this time of grief...

- Douglas Rowland, Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of this GREAT Young Man. I almost died at age 18 in a 🚘 car wreck IT Gave me God’s Love. He Will be missed here yet to GO ON To now SHINE ON in Heaven Bye Devin BURKE.

- Devin Burke, Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

I am heartbroken for this amazing family. Deepest sympathy for all!

- Kathy Fent, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

He was a young man that showed excellence and respect. I had the privilege of coaching him and he made me a better coach because of his intellect and love for competition. You will be for ever missed and I am deeply saddened by the disappearance of you. To the family I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you

- Zack Windle, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

Words are never adequate in moments like these...May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.

- Anonymous , Tuesday January 1st, 2019

Bob & Sue, Words at a time like this are inadequate. Having gone through a similar situation a couple of years ago it helps to focus on the good times you had with your grandson. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we are with you in spirit. God Bless, Dan & Sherrie

- Dan & Sherrie, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

Our deepest condolences go out to the Catanzaro family, he was a wonderful young man and will be greatly missed our thoughts and prayers go out to you...

- Brian & Reed Buxton , Tuesday January 1st, 2019

This is one of those times that life just doesn't make sense. My deepest condolences to your family. Praying for God's peace to envelope you now and in the days to come. Academic Dept Assist, Dept of POLI, EAST, INTL.

- Brenda Fagan, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

It’s been almost 6 years for me since I left Catholic Central, and one thing I will always remember is how Cossy never went unnoticed in any community. His smile and laughter was more than enough to make anyones day. To the Catanzaro family I am so sorry about your loss but you will all get through it just like he wants all of you to do. He will be missed. ❤️

- Peyton Hammett, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

From one Italian-American family to another...our family is wrapped around yours kneeling in fervent prayer to Lord our God to ease your suffering. May He comfort your hearts at this most difficult time.

- Gay & Mike Minette, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Patti Benning Fitch

- Patti Benning Fitch, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Patti Benning Fitch

- Patti Benning Fitch, Tuesday January 1st, 2019

Our son Kameron was an incoming freshman with Cossy and he always spoke so highly of him. My heart cannot fathom the heartbreak being felt by all who loved him. We are so very sorry for your loss and have said and will continue to say many prayers for all.

- Kevin & LeAnn Smith , Monday December 31st, 2018

Our condolences and deepest sympathy for you and your family. Dominic, Kim, Deece, and Bella, stay strong and know that God is with you always. 🙏🏻

- John & Tonya Youker, Monday December 31st, 2018

What a beautifully written obituary for your extraordinary son. I cannot imagine the incredible grief you must be feeling at this time, my sincere hope for your family is that the love Cossy had for each of you and the special memories you hold dear of the time you had with him, give you some peace during this most difficult time. I will be thinking of and praying for you all. God bless 💜

- Heather Hecht Tayloe, Monday December 31st, 2018

Our hearts go out to Dominic, Kim, Deece and Bella, Cossy was a wonderful young man . Our prayers are with you.

- Rita and Jay Crispino, Monday December 31st, 2018

We have thought about all of you and prayed for you many times since Friday. Cossy was the first for each of you- child, grandchild, nephew and brother. He was blessed to be born into a family of faith and love. Faith and love for each other will be your healing strength. Please accept the prayers and thoughts of the Schwaiger family and know our thoughts are with you always.

- The Schwaiger Family, Monday December 31st, 2018

We have thought about all of you and prayed for you many times since Friday. Cossy was the first for each of you- child, grandchild, nephew and brother. He was blessed to be born into a family of faith and love. Faith and love for each other will be your healing strength. Please accept the prayers and thoughts of the Schwaiger family and know our thoughts are with you always.

- The Schwaiger Family, Monday December 31st, 2018

We are praying for his family and friends. This is unimaginably hard. Michael had Accounting with Cossy last semester. Betsy and I would see him at the HYPER Center... he was always so friendly and kind.

- John, Betsy, Michael Essig, Monday December 31st, 2018

We are praying for his family and friends. This is unimaginably hard. Michael had Accounting with Cossy last semester. Betsy and I would see him at the HYPER Center... he was always so friendly and kind.

- John, Betsy, Michael Essig, Monday December 31st, 2018

My heart goes out to Cosmas family and friends. So very sorry of your loss Many prayers for all of you. I know how hard this is I have been praying for all of you and will continue

- Carmela Cassano-Wiant, Monday December 31st, 2018

Our family is sad and heart-broken at the loss of your beloved Cossy. There are no words but we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.

- Jeanne Shatto, Monday December 31st, 2018

Our hearts go out to Dominic, Kim, Deece and Bella, Cossy was a wonderful young man . Our prayers are with you.

- Rita and Jay Crispino, Monday December 31st, 2018

My heart breaks for the entire family and friends of this young man. As a mother I can not imagine losing one of my precious sons, especially so young and full of life and promise. May his memory be a blessing to you all and your faith help you through this period of mourning and questioning. The world needs more young men like Cossy.

- Mary Jo Schwartz Leventhal, Monday December 31st, 2018

Kim and Dom, We were shocked and so saddened on hearing the news. What a wonderful young man. No words can begin to console your family. In time, we know you will be able to celebrate your son's wonderful life. From all we have read, he accomplished and touched more lives than most do in a lifetime. Thoughts and prayers with your entire family.

- Joe, Tara and Jackson Lough, Monday December 31st, 2018

There are no words to describe our sympathies to you during this incredibly devastating time. You are all in our thoughts. Sending so much love from Madison's cousins.

- The Braleys, Monday December 31st, 2018

Kim, Dominic , Deese, Bella and extended family , our condolences and deepest prayers to all of your family. Cossy was a wonderful young man . Please stay strong and lean on God !! We continue to pray for your entire family always !! Love ❤️ Impson family

- Rachel Impson, Monday December 31st, 2018

KIM,DOMINICK,DEECE,BELLA,BOB,SUE AND VIRGINIA PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ACHE FOR YOU AND FAMILY AT THIS TERRBLE NEWS..YOU ALL ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS,COSSY WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN, AND THE NEWS FOR DON AND I WAS SO SHOCKING.. WE SO WISH WE COULD TAKE THIS PAIN AWAY,KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS AND LOVE YOU ALL.

- Don and pat geron, Monday December 31st, 2018

Our heartfelt prayers and condolences. Cossy was always gracious, always kind and never without his lovely smile. Many many prayers.

- Amy, Brian, Greg, David & Monica Welch, Monday December 31st, 2018

We can not imagine the heartbreak you are feeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this beyond difficult time. May the lord give you the strength to rise above your grief and celebrate the life of this amazing young man. On behalf of the entire Byanski family we are very very sorry for your loss.😥

- Matt Byanski, Monday December 31st, 2018

I never met Kameron, but when I read of what happened, my heart actually hurt deeply. I must have cried most of the day for the loss of such a young life. I prayed for the family, that I never met because I know they are hurting. I am so very sorry, you are in my prayers still. with the deepest sympathy

- melissa kern, Monday December 31st, 2018

Our hearts go out to Dominic, Kim, Deece and Bella, Cossy was a wonderful young man . Our prayers are with you.

- Rita and Jay Crispino, Monday December 31st, 2018

My heart goes out to all of your family and friends. I cannot imagine the heartache you are enduring at this time. May you find strength in your faith and may the beautiful memories help guide you through the difficult days. Prayers for all of you.

- Lisa Lindeman, Monday December 31st, 2018

Our Prayers & Hearts go out to Kim, Dominic, Deece, and Bella. You all have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Cossy was always such a sweet & caring person to everyone and we are So very sorry! Our continued Prayers & thoughts are with Cossy and all of you now! Karen & Rob Lyons

- Karen Lyons, Monday December 31st, 2018

A smiling face and a great kid are two things that always come to mind when we think of Cossy. There are no words to describe how shocked we continue to be and how Saddened we are for your family’s loss. Your family has been on our minds constantly and we don’t know the right words to tell you how truly sorry we are. Our prayers are with you today and always. Vic, Heather, Nick, Ty, and Brittany Corbin

- The Corbin Family, Monday December 31st, 2018

Words can't express the sorrow felt for you and your family . Our prayers are with you all knowing God will get you through this tragedy . Memories are a wonderful gift . Fritzie and Jim

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Monday December 31st, 2018

I did not have the pleasure of knowing "Cossy," however, I have heard many positive things about him during both his time at Catholic Central and Wittenberg. I can remember his father, Dominic, when he was a student-athlete at Catholic Central and his attendance at Frisch's after his high school games with his proud parents. His dad was always the epitome of the class and character desired in a Catholic young man. It is obvious that both his father and mother did a great job in rearing him and deserve to be so very proud of him. It did not matter with whom you spoke, whenever his name was mentioned, he received very high accolades for his overall demeanor and personal characteristics. His life was far too short but I sincerely hope his family and friends shall remember his personal conduct as an inspiration for living and profound faith until you meet him again.

- Larry E. Spicer, Monday December 31st, 2018

Kari ...and family ....our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with all of you. What a testament of love and heart felt sentiments, for a remarkable young man. We wish you peace and prayers. Maggie&Jan

- Maggie and Jan Timmons Evans, Monday December 31st, 2018

To all of Cossy's family & friends, there just are no words to comfort but know he is in the arms of the angels. A fine young man taken too soon. God Bless and keep you all! Prayers.

- Roger & Margaret Weeks & Family, Monday December 31st, 2018

So very heartbroken for your family. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

- Mr and Mrs Ed Hanson Jr , Sunday December 30th, 2018

There r no words that one can express to ease the pain that your family is feeling at this difficult time. Our family is sending prayers and strength to help you through this time. We will never forget Cossys smile or his outgoing personality to make everyone feel like his friend during our baseball “Heat” family journey. God has gained a wonderful angel even though it’s so hard to understand why he took him so soon. Rest In Peace sweet soul.

- Doug, Teresa, Bailey Armentrout, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. We are so very sorry.

- Andy&Kristy Stathopoulos’ , Sunday December 30th, 2018

I am so sorry! And am at a loss for words! Sending prayers and hugs to you all💔🙏‼️

- Karen Ream, Sunday December 30th, 2018

No words or actions can we provide to comfort you , except and know your precious first born is in the arm of the Angels He will be a strong and mighty warrior for many especially to sweet Lydia who Adored him . 💔🙏💕

- Kari Demmien , Sunday December 30th, 2018

My condolences to all at this time of unimaginable grief. My heart aches for all whose lives were touched by this young man.

- John Van Velzor, Sunday December 30th, 2018

So sorry for your loss your family will be in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

- Amanda , Sunday December 30th, 2018

My deepest sympathy for Cossy's entire family. Prayers, hugs and tons of love from the entire Scanlon family. RIP sweet young man.... Gone too soon!🙏❤

- Colleen Scanlon-Maynard , Sunday December 30th, 2018

So incredibly sorry for your loss. May the memories and stories and moments you shared stay with you forever.

- Steve Harris, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim, Dominic & family, I am deeply sorry that you are all having to go thru this. Just please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏼🙏🏼.

- Becky & Brian Dixon (Richard Wells’s daughter), Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim and Dominic my thoughts and prayers with you and your family, through this difficult time.

- Jennifer Scannelli , Sunday December 30th, 2018

Our deepest condolences to Kim, Dominic, Deece, Bella and the entire family.

- LTC Aaron and Tiffany Fitzsimmons , Sunday December 30th, 2018

My heart reaches for your family during this tragic time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

- Stephanie, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim and Dominic,No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your families. May God hold you close at this time

- Tressie McFarland, Sunday December 30th, 2018

To the entire Catanzaro Family, We are so sorry for your loss; our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We are here for you for whatever you need. May God bless and keep you in His care. Sending love and hugs.

- Sissy and Larry, Sunday December 30th, 2018

To the entire Catanzaro Family, We are so sorry for your loss; our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We are here for you for whatever you need. May God bless and keep you in His care. Sending love and hugs.

- Sissy and Larry, Sunday December 30th, 2018

I’m so sorry for your lost, I can imagine your pain since I lost my mother 2 years ago, but I’m a freshman a Wittenberg and Cossy was a great person and a wonderful football player, he was very opening to me as a new coming freshman. And I am glad that I was able to play along side with him first my first year. And I know he will be dearly missed. I’ll be keeping him and the rest of your family I’m my prayers

- Jeremaih Mensah, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim, Dominic, Deece and Bella, our Prayers, love and sympathy have been with you since we heard of Cossy’s passing. May God Bless all of you. We are thinking of you and if anything is needed, just ask.

- Little and Jodi, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim, Dominic and the Catanzaro family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of love and hugs to all of you - Sonia

- Sonia Yakhmi, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Our thoughts go out to all of the family. No words seem appropriate for a life so young. We are sending prayers of strength difficult time. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss!

- Dan and Sharon, Sunday December 30th, 2018

We are so sorry for your unbelievable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

- The Calhoun Family, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to you all-Dom, Kim, Deece, and Bella (and Bob, Sue and Virginia). May you find peace and comfort in the arms of our Dear God. Thoughts, prayers and love to all Doug and Carole Caylor

- Doug & Carole Caylor, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Dear Ones...there aren't enough words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know I'm sending you continuous prayers and loving thoughts to all. May God bless you all and wrap His loving arms around you.

- Linda Clouse, Sunday December 30th, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words to take away the pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this devastating time. 🙏

- Kurt and Sheri Tyson, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim and Dominic, So sorry for your great loss Thoughts and prayers for you and your family

- Vicki Valentine Hermanowski , Sunday December 30th, 2018

Words can not express my condolences for your family. Stay strong for one another. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

- Melissa Kane Harper, Sunday December 30th, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God keep you all in the palm of his hands. God Bless.

- Stephanie [Weeks] & Family, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Love, thoughts & prayers to our dear friends, Kim, Dominic, Deece and Bella and grandparents, Bob & Sue.

- Love, Wayne & Karon Routzahn, Sunday December 30th, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

- Andrea Olderham , Sunday December 30th, 2018

Please know we are keeping all of you in our prayers. Cossy was a sweet kid with an infectious smile! Our hearts break for you.

- Rich, Kelly, Luke and Colby Zeller , Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim, Dominic, and family....there are no words that can begin to say how sorry I for your loss. Many prayers for your family and friends.

- Jennifer Taylor, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Kim, Dominic and family, My family and I share our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and yours. We are praying for you all! Johnny Finnegan and family

- John Finnegan & Family, Sunday December 30th, 2018

I’m sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers!

- Larryjones , Sunday December 30th, 2018

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and please know that you are surrounded by so much love and please know we are sending so Many prayers and love your way and to all the people who Cossy was so special too. I Have heard so many great stories about him. I hope that sends comfort♥️

- Elizabeth Lisa Arnold, Sunday December 30th, 2018

It saddened me so much to here about Cossy. He was such a great guy and such a great teammate at Witt. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bring you comfort and peace through this incredibly tough time.

- Scott Turner, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Dom, Kim and the entire Catanzaro Family.... Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be always.

- Cathy Hudson Turner, Sunday December 30th, 2018

I can’t imagine your loss-but know that you raised an incredible human being whom had a huge impact on a lot of people!! I remember Cossy being an amazing person and a very well mannered outgoing individual that took my son under his wing and taught him to play football. He had a huge impact on our son and he will always be remembered! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

- The Hensley/Downing fam, Sunday December 30th, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family and friends during this difficult time.

- Darwin and Mo Murray, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Bob and Sue. Please accept my condolences You are in my prayers.

- Pat Canny Emery Sullivan , Sunday December 30th, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss, so heartbreaking. Sending prayers to your family from Madison’s Florida family❤️

- The Horns, Sunday December 30th, 2018

No words can convey our heartbreak for all of you over the passing of this very fine young man. God's plan is unknown. We believe Cossy's life goes on beyond his years in the love and example he left with a those who loved him.

- Steve and Debbe Sheridan, Sunday December 30th, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Cossy was always so nice to my boys. Thank you for raising such a wonderful young man that had a positive impact on so many people.

- Rob, Trevor, and Dawson Fletcher, Sunday December 30th, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for your family.

- Shirley Williams , Sunday December 30th, 2018

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your son. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. Sending prayers and love to you. 🙏🏻

- Janice & Randy Bradley, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Bob, Sue,Kim and your entire you are in my prayers. God bless all of you.

- Marty Tayloe , Sunday December 30th, 2018

No words will help you at this difficult time. Know that we are praying to give you the strength to get thru this terrible loss. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

- Jennifer & Doug Fancher, Sunday December 30th, 2018

Peace be with all of you...Kim, Dominic, Deece, Bella, Virginia, Bob and Sue, and all of the rest of the framily...during this devastating time. I love you and am praying for you. Cossy was a wonderful young man.

- Tom Fitzwater , Sunday December 30th, 2018

I have never met someone so loving, kind, genuine, caring, full of laughter & good times. Nothing will be the same without you here Cossy. You really were something so very special. I miss you more than you will ever know. Please watch over the rest of your Catholic Central family. I will never understand why it was your time to go, but God has a plan. I love you & I will see you again one day. You’re playing on Gods field now.❤️❤️❤️❤️

- Lexi Wiley, Sunday December 30th, 2018

So beautifully written. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

- Ann, Sunday December 30th, 2018

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