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Kim Scarelli | Obituaries | The daily object

Kim (Strube) Scartelli died on August 10, 2022 of ovarian cancer at the age of 52. She was the devoted wife of David Scartelli for 26 years and the loving mother of his two sons, Ethan and Jack Scartelli.

Kim has dedicated her life to her family, her faith and her community with an infectious spirit of positivity, joy, entrepreneurship and volunteerism. She was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of William Curtis Strube (deceased) and Janet Grace (Hoetker) Strube (Canton, Michigan). She was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. A graduate of Glendale High School, Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University and a Masters of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Kim’s professional career began at Ritz-Craft Corporation in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, where she met the love of her life, David, whom she married in 1996. She was a financial analyst at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan for six years, establishing family roots in Canton, Michigan. Her personal business and consulting career in Michigan has included owner and manager of Curves for Women franchises in Canton, Plymouth, and South Lyon; Canton’s Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza; The Help Department; and A123 Systems (Livonia). Over the years, Kim has been honored for her business achievements and community contributions as Canton Chamber Business Person of the Year (2012), Curves International Business Leadership Award (2010) and Canton Community Recipient. Supporter Award in (2010).

Kim has served in a voluntary capacity as Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of the Canton Chamber of Commerce. She has served as President, Vice President Finance and Support Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Ann Arbor, Treasurer/Secretary for six years for the Canton Partnership for Arts and Humanities, Treasurer of the PTO at Workman Elementary, Treasurer of the Plymouth Canton Music Boosters and Board Member of the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA).

From the age of 10 until her death, Kim was an active participant and supporter of the American Youth Foundation’s Camp Miniwanca, where she and decades of young women and men learned the guiding philosophy of living ” myself, at my best, all the time.”

Kim is survived by her husband, David Scartelli; sons, Ethan and Jack Scartelli; mother, Janet (Hoetker) Strube; brother, Randall (Denise) Strube; stepfather, Joseph (Karol) Scartelli, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Lisa Scartelli; and nieces, Victoria and Olivia Strube.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The American Youth Foundation — “My own self, at my best, all time” invites everyone to celebrate themselves (our uniqueness and worth), to strive to be at our best (our best, guided by our beliefs), all the time (inspire mindfulness and resilience). Our hope is that everyone immersed in the AYF experience will find the motto inspirational throughout their lives.

Visitation for Kim will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Road, Canton, Michigan. She will be laid to rest on Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. until the time of her funeral at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Road, Canton.

Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) – The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) works to save lives by promoting early detection of ovarian cancer and improving treatment outcomes. MIOCA raises awareness of ovarian cancer, provides resources and support to survivors and their families, advocates locally and federally, educates Michigan communities, and funds innovative ovarian cancer research .