George Camuso – A Memorable Man
George Camuso was an advocate for Maine’s outdoors, a champion of native wild brook trout, and an enthusiastic sportsman. His love of nature and commitment to his community were what truly defined him.
Help us create a lasting tribute for George by adding your memories and photos today. Your messages will be recorded in an exclusive Tribute Book that can be shared with family and friends.
Early Life and Education
George was born in Italy in 1898 and settled in Hubbard, Ohio with his wife Antoinette.
He was a loving husband and father who leaves behind his beloved wife, Carolyn Sue Reinhart; son Patrick R. Camuso of Brookfield with his wife Jodi; daughter Annette Camuso-Sarsfield of Pittsburgh and her husband Bernard; all survived by his beloved parents: Robert C. Camuso from Brookfield; father to Patrick, Robert F. Camuso-Sarsfield (of Brookfield); mother to Annette Camuso-Sarsfield from Pittsburgh; uncle to many, brother-to-be; uncle to all who knew him well
George was actively engaged in many charitable organizations throughout his life. He frequently supported youth sports teams and donated work to improve athletic fields and facilities.
In recognition of his dedication to the community, we have created a special memorial. The Tribute Book allows friends and family to come together and compile memories into an elegantly printed hardcover book that will serve as a lasting testament to George’s life.
Camuso made the leap from college basketball to professional baseball by joining the St. Louis Cardinals for three years, culminating in his return home and opening his own construction company.
He also found time to coach community athletics and served on the Austintown Zoning Board. His business, which he still owns, often sponsored local sports teams at both school and youth levels.
He was a member of the LTI class of 1968 and an outstanding athletic star with his varsity basketball credentials. This included winning a Lester H. Cushing Award as LTI’s all-around best athlete and making it onto the All-East Division III All Star team – just two examples among many accolades he was bestowed throughout life.
Achievements and Honors
George Camuso was an impressive businessman, not only through his concrete company but also his commitment to his community. He encouraged youth sports teams and donated his time for improvements at athletic fields and facilities.
He was also recognized for his work at GW, where he was part of the team responsible for designing and building the university’s iconic City View Room. Furthermore, he earned the prestigious Excellence in Student Life Award – one of GW’s longest standing traditions – which recognizes students, faculty and staff members who make a difference through their commitment to student life and service in their communities. The honorees were announced during a reception held at Elliott School of International Affairs’ City View Room where attendees heard from them as well as Victoria Heithaus from Center for Student Engagement.
George Camuso was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed traveling, golfing and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren blossom.
George also donated his time and talents to several community organizations such as Austintown Little Falcons and the Austintown Zoning Board. He showed his support of sports teams at school and youth levels by providing construction services and donating work to improve athletic fields.
He is survived by his wife Stella Marie (Ross) Camuso; son John Michael Camuso and daughter-in-law Jane Ross, all of Canfield; sisters Viola Marie Ross of Youngstown, OH and Jane Ross from Canfield; nieces Melinda Rappach, Christopher, Lilia and Tyler Rappach all from Canfield; as well as predeceased parents John and Helen Kovalevich Camuso who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
George Camuso’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. This fortune was earned through a successful career in concrete. Additionally, he received numerous awards for his business and community service efforts. George was an enthusiastic supporter of sports teams at both school and youth levels; sponsoring them and contributing work towards improving athletic fields and facilities. Additionally, he served on the Austintown Zoning Board. Above all else though, George was an adoring husband and father; survived by his beloved spouse Julianne Maslach; children Anthony Camuso of Canfield and Annie Malloy (Anthony) of Austintown; sisters Marie Camuso Speelman and Patricia Camuso (John Rosenberg); plus many grandchildren.