Dominick C. Mick Fanello, 87, of Lucas, died Wednesday, December 17, 2009, in Marco Island, FL. Mick was raised in Lucas on the family farm. He graduated in 1940 from Lucas High School and attended Denver University while in the military. He dearly loved his wife Rose of 62 years, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He liked working on his farm in Lucas, along with gardening, running his equipment, hunting and always trying to improve the landscape by planting trees and digging ponds.
Mick was the Founder and CEO of Shiloh Tool and Die starting in 1950 in Shiloh. He and his brother, Jim, who joined Mick in 1953, moved the company to Mansfield in 1961 and became Shiloh Corporation. Mick was very compassionate with his employee’s and helped many people throughout his life. Through his business career Shiloh grew into 10 plants within three states and 3000 employees before going public in 1993. Mick retired in July 1999. He served on many boards including Park National Bank, Richland Bank, Rouge Steel, YMCA, Renaissance Theater and was inducted into the Entrepreneural Hall of Fame at North Central State College. Mick was a member of Resurrection Parish and belonged to Westbrook Country Club.
Being a World War II veteran, Mick served in the United States Army Air Corps and flew over 30 missions as a nose and tail gunner in a B-24 bomber.
Surviving are his wife, Rose Fanello; a son, Mike Sherry Fanello of Lucas; two daughters, Patti Nick Patrick of Marco Island, FL and Nancy Fanello Fred Fawley of Perrysville; six grandchildren, John Carrie Fanello, Jeff Traci Fanello, Steven Aubrey Fanello, Matt Cynthia Patrick, Lisa Chris Parker and Kris Kathy Patrick; nine great grandchildren, Andrew and Anthony Fanello, Tori and Paige Fanello, Emilee, Ryan and Allie Parker and Addlyn and Ashtyn Patrick; five brothers, Jim Kathleen Fanello and Joe Sue Fanello both of Lucas, Frank Norma Fanello of Marion, OH, Tony Fanello and Sam Fanello both of Mansfield; three sisters, Mary Lou Husty of Mansfield, Rose Joe Harris of Zoar, OH and Jenny Toms of Lucas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary Fanello and a brother, Rocco Fanello.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Mass of Christian Burial will be said 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Resurrection Parish. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lucas Schools FFA Department, Resurrection Parish or the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.