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Dr. Patrick Martinucci

August 16, 1976 — September 28, 2023


POLAND - Dr. Patrick Michael Martinucci, 47, went home to the Lord on September 28, 2023. After a valiant four
year journey with cancer, he passed gently and beautifully at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Patrick was a bit of a surprise mid-life baby for his parents Arthur R. and Helen Ann (McLaughlin)
Martinucci. Before he arrived, he was going to be christened Vincent Rafael, but the shock of his red hair
changed everything. Instead, when he arrived on August 16, 1976, his mother suggested Patrick Michael
for her favorite saint and archangel. At Pat’s baptism, Fr. Daly said that he would have been unwilling to
name Patrick anything else.

Pat’s father was fond of home videos, which in the 1970s, required a very strong light. Pat was so fair
that he practically glowed—the camera was unable to capture his features. Adoring big sister, Tammy,
treated Pat like her very own baby doll, doting on him and carrying him around until he grew too big for
her to lift. Older brother Artie often took the blame for little Patrick’s mischief, even on one occasion
when Pat mistakenly hit him with a hoe. Upset that he’d hurt his big brother, Patrick broke into tears,
and the bellow of “Artie!” from their dad left no question who was to blame for getting in the way.
From a young age, Patrick had many talents. He played piano, he danced, and was a competitive athlete
in soccer, tennis and baseball. At Erie Cathedral Prep, Patrick’s skill and determination as sweeper
contributed to many Rambler victories.

Patrick attended Allegheny College, where he continued to play collegiate soccer. After graduating from
Allegheny with a BS in Chemistry, he attended The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where he
earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. While completing his Internal Medicine Residency at The
Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pat received the 2005-2006 Professionalism Award for the
individual who best exemplifies the ideals of professionalism in medicine. He then completed his
nephrology fellowship at the State University of New York in Buffalo. He joined The Kidney Group in
2008 and went on to become a partner there. His colleagues at The Kidney Group fondly remember his
sly sense of humor, endless well of empathy for patients, and rapport with staff and strangers alike.
Patrick also served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
While attending Allegheny College, Patrick met the love of his life, Amy Cappabianco. She was
captivated by the gentle redhead who was unwilling to euthanize his lab rat after their shared
psychology lab. They married in her hometown of New Castle, PA in 2001, celebrating with plentiful
cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

Pat’s family was his everything. Pat and Amy welcomed three amazing sons, Luke, Max and Carson
(named for Amy’s beloved mother Carmie and sister Alison), who truly blossomed under their parents’
devoted care. The Martinuccis loved to travel with their children. Over the years, the family ventured
throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. This summer, Pat had the strength to take his
family on a Mediterranean Cruise where they visited Turkey, Greece and Italy. Pat enjoyed cooking a
meal for his family to enjoy together and fishing with the boys. He was most passionate about his son’s
endeavors. He enjoyed watching his son Luke, a trained classical pianist, perform at recitals and at
home. He was known as the loudest father at Max and Carson’s soccer games, willing to explain the off
sides rule to anyone who would listen, including the referees.

Pat now dwells in the Lord’s embrace with his father, Art; mother-in-law, Carmie; sister-in-law, Alison;
grandmother, Mary Bruno Tetuan; uncle, Vinnie Tetuan; grandfather, Vincent Tetuan; and dear cousin,

Paula Bruno Bixby. In addition to his wife and children, he leaves behind his beloved mother, Helen Ann;
father-in-law, Mark Cappabianco; brother, Artie (and wife Deb), sister Tammy; nieces Kellie-Sue (and
husband Luke), Jessie (and husband Joe), Morgan, Rhiannon, and Tori; and nephew, Sam (and fiancée
Addie), all of whom truly adored their “Uncle Pagoo,” as well as countless cousins on both sides of the

Friends may call on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, 2726
Center Road (Route 224), Poland, OH. A blessing service at the funeral home will begin at 5:30 on
Sunday evening.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
at Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland, OH. Please meet directly at the church.

Patrick was deeply committed to his sons’ educations. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
the their educational funds: Charles Schwab c/o Hill Barth & King, 6603 Summit Drive, Canfield, OH
44406, Attention: Josh Zarlenga.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home - Poland Chapel

2726 Center Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514

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Monday, October 2, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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