Aaron Cangey

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Aaron Cangey

March 18, 1987 - October 09, 2018

Aaron Cangey, 31, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Born March 18, 1987, and raised in Mahoningtown, he was a beloved son of Jeanne (Patrick) Walker and Frank (Traci Alusia) Cangey Jr.
He will be loved always by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Adam (Megan McConnell) Cangey, Andrew (Rebecca Novak) Cangey and Anthony (Rebecca Morgan) Scarnatti. He is survived by his grandparents, Cecelia Cangey and Charles Heckler; his longtime love, Ginny Jacob; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank Cangey Sr. and Elizabeth Heckler.
Aaron was a graduate of New Castle High School, Slippery Rock University and Southwestern Law School.
He was a public defender for Lawrence County and served his clients and co-workers with compassion, integrity and dedication.
His personality was larger than life, his sense of humor like no other and his heart both deep and wide.
Aaron loved hunting, fishing and hiking in the woods with his much loved Tamaskan Django. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers, Duke and Penn State fan, could quote endlessly and relentlessly from any number of movies and enjoyed seafood and hot peppers.
He was as stubborn as he was brilliant, articulate and sharp and could charm a room effortlessly. People were people to him, no matter their background, social status or politics. All whom he touched were left better by his presence.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, officiated by the Rev. William Siple.
Interment will be in St. Lucy's Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on October 10, 2018
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Julie Ollila
Oct 19, 2018
At two different times, Aaron helped members of my family and showed what a great man he was. My son was considering a law career and asked Aaron if he could spend a day with him at work. Aaron didn’t hesitate and treated my son kindly and with respect. The second time, my mom needed legal care- and it was a Friday evening of a holiday weekend. Aaron again took the time to help her through all of her proceedings: he even gave her milk and cookies at one of their meetings! She felt he treated her like family. I was grateful to have someone who not only helped, but cared for her. He even spent time, on the phone, reexplaining everything to me. I let him know how much all of that meant and I ...want you to know, as well. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you find peace and comfort.Read more
Peter Ryan
Oct 12, 2018
It was a honor to know you and to get closer with you the last 4 yrs living next door.
My deepest condolences to your family and loved ones. You've definitely left a lasting impression on anyone who came into contact with you. RIP Aaron
Frank Gagliano
Oct 12, 2018
Our deepest condolences to you and your families.
Anna Cugini
Oct 12, 2018
May you rest in peace
Brendan Anastasia
Oct 12, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Cangey family. Aaron was like my brother as a child, a friend as a friend teenager, and a hero through highschool and beyond. Thank you Aaron for being in my life and helping me grow to the person I am today. Rest easy buddy, we love you.
Dom, Jr and Krys Aluisia
Oct 11, 2018
Our deepest condolences Tracie and Frank for your loss.
The Pierz Family
Oct 11, 2018
Our hearts are heavy for all of you. Stay strong and love each other! Deepest sympathy.
LuAnn Hamett
Oct 11, 2018
Jeanne I was sorry to hear about Aaron
My heart breaks for you and my sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Brenda and Dan Diana
Oct 11, 2018
Our deepest condolences.
len evanoff
Oct 11, 2018
Frankie and Family, i am so sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers
Francesca Ferrara Barella
Oct 11, 2018
Words can not express how sorry we are for you loss. Aaron was an amazing person inside and out. He always lite up the room with his presence. I feel so blessed to have had Aaron in our lives as a great friend.
David henderson
Oct 11, 2018
Aaron was endearing to all he met.
Joe Anastasia
Oct 10, 2018
My condolences to the Cangey family. Aaron was always so kind to me as a kid and a great influence. This is truly so sad to see.
Connie Piscitella Sherman
Oct 10, 2018
So sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers
Roy McDonald
Oct 10, 2018
My condolences to the Cangey family. To know Aaron was awesome and he will be missed by many.
Oct 10, 2018
I am so shocked to hear this. I remember Aaron whe he was growing up in Mahoningtown and he always said hi. His family has my deepest sympathy and prayers.