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Doris Hull Ogle

October 30, 1935 - February 19, 2017

Doris Hull Ogle, 81 Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m Saturday, February 25th. at Grace Church, 140 S. Main Street, Columbiana for Doris Hull Ogle, 81 of New Waterford who died early Sunday morning at Crandall Medical Center. Doris was born October 30, 1935 in New Waterford, a daughter of the late Elmer O. and Myrtle R. (Bretz) Hull and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from New...
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Rose M. Mavronicolas

December 23, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Rose M. Mavronicolas, 85, of Austintown, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Meridian Arms Living Center in Youngstown. She was born on December 23, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan, daughter of the late Stephen and Rose (Kriach) Danis. Rose and her husband Andrew owned Handy Andy's Restaurant in North Versailles, Pennsylvania for many years before closing in 1995 due to Andy's...
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Roberta Jean Fruit

March 8, 1931 - February 16, 2017

Roberta Jean Fruit, age 85, of Youngstown, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born March 8, 1931 in Indiana, Pa; she was the daughter of Wilbur C. and Isabelle (Paton) Donahey. Jean worked as a clerk for Packard Electric; she was the owner/operator of Afterthought Antiques. She was active in school and church activities. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Reverend Richard ...
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Donald E. Smail

January 29, 1933 - February 15, 2017

AUSTINTOWN- Donald E. Smail, 84, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Briarfield Manor in Austintown. He was born on January 29, 1933 in Distand, PA, son to the late Marlin and Mary (Hilliard) Smail. Don was a Redbank Valley High School graduate and went on the serve our country in the United States Army during the Korean War era. After being honorably discharged, Don married the former...
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Vivian L. Schisler

December 5, 1930 - February 14, 2017

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, celebrating the life of Vivian L. Schisler, 86, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14th at St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus. Vivian was born December 5, 1930 in Greenford, the daughter of Walter and Mildred (Abblett) Knauf, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of...
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Richard E. McCray

July 8, 1948 - February 13, 2017

Girard- Richard E. McCray, age 68, of Girard, passed away February 13, 2017 at Autumn Hills Nursing Home. Richard was born July 8, 1948 in Cleveland to the late Hugh Herbert Turner and Martha (Smith) McCray. Richard attended the New Covenant Church of God. He is survived by his sister Dr. Nancy Banks, MD., and several friends from the Fairhaven Workshop. Besides his parents, he is preceded in...
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Karen L. Kennedy

July 10, 1944 - February 13, 2017

KAREN L. KENNEDY, 72 LISBON-There will be Services at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26th at Lisbon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where Jay Balough will be officiating, for Karen L. Kennedy, 72, who died February 13th at Vista Care Center of Lisbon. Karen was born July 10, 1944 in Youngstown, the daughter of Cecil and Twila Fusselman Gifford. She was a home-maker. Karen was an active 45 year...
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Darlene Kay Antoinette

February 20, 1948 - February 13, 2017

Darlene K. Antoinette, age 68, passed away on February 13, 2017 at Concord Care Center of Cortland, Ohio. Darlene was born on February 20, 1948 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to George W. and Betty J. (Macerelli) Antoinette, whom preceded her in death. Darlene is survived by her daughters Charleen Buncic of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Colleen (John) Rouzzo of Cortland, Ohio; her two grandsons Anthony...
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Nancy A. Hildenbrand

January 9, 1931 - February 13, 2017

Nancy A. Hildenbrand, 86, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. She was born in Irwin, PA, on January 9, 1931 daughter of the late, William Albert and Eleanor Lemon (Barner) Rain. Nancy was a member at Howland United Methodist Church. Nancy is survived by her daughters, Ellen A. Hildenbrand and Beth J. Colon. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Robert L. Bowser

September 1, 1923 - February 12, 2017

BOWSER, Robert L. Of Bristolville Robert L. Bowers, age 93, passed away on February 12, 2017 at his home. Robert was born on September 1, 1923 in Guard, Maryland to Earl & Naomi (Savage) Bowser. He proudly served our country during WWII in the Navy as a Seabee. Following his service he spent his career as a skilled millwright for Copperweld Steel. On September 5, 1947 he united in...
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Edward J. Motter

June 11, 1946 - February 10, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday. February 16th at West Austintown First United Methodist Church 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown for Edward James Motter, 70 of Austintown who died early Friday morning at Austinwoods Care Center. Edward was born June 11, 1946 in Youngstown, a son of the late Edgar R. and Nellie (Mosier) Motter and was a lifelong area resident. ...
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Esma Madeline Elliott

November 4, 1928 - February 10, 2017

Funeral services will be held 5 PM Tuesday, February 14th, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Esma Madeline Elliott, 88, of Sligo, PA., formerly of Austintown Twp., who passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10th, at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo. Esma was born November 4, 1928 in New Bethlehem, PA., the daughter of Roy Lee and Maude (Henry) Taylor...
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Lawrence John Nelson, Sr.

March 13, 1939 - February 10, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Lawrence Nelson Sr. will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, February 15th, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Larry passed away Friday morning at Select Specialty Hospital – St. Joseph Hospital at the age of 77. He was born March 13, 1939 in Youngstown. Larry was raised in Youngstown by his mother and step-father, the late Wanda and...
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Daniel Lee Weaver

May 2, 1954 - February 9, 2017

HOWLAND- Daniel Lee Weaver, 62, passed away on Thursday morning, February 9, 2017 at Signature Healthcare of Warren. He was born on May 2, 1954 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of Carl A. and Mary Lou (McGuire) Weaver. Danny graduated from Howland High School in 1973. He worked as a truck driver at Nick Strimbu Trucking. Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, watching television, motorcycles and...
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C. Rollie Pittman

January 28, 1974 - February 8, 2017

ELYRIA- C. Rollie Pittman III, 43, passed away February 8, 2017. He was born on January 28, 1974 in Youngstown, OH, son to Rollie C. Jr. and Patricia (Morrison) Pittman. Rollie was 1991 graduate of South East High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy. During his service Rollie was trained to be a nuclear electrician and worked aboard nuclear submarines. Rollie later worked for...
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Joachim Hans Langer

October 8, 1929 - February 8, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Joachim Hans Langer will be held at 3 PM Sunday, February 12th, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Mr. Langer passed away Wednesday morning, February 8th at his home at the age of 87. He was born on October 8, 1929 in Fro"bel Kreis Neustadt Oberschlesien, Germany a son of Josef and Maria (Kiesel) Langer. He graduated from Wilhelm Karmann...
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Nicholas R. Rowe

December 12, 1972 - February 8, 2017

Nicholas R. Rowe, age 48, of Youngstown, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Born December 12, 1968 in Youngstown, he was the son of Eugene and Carolyn (Molchany) Rowe. Nick was a Journeyman Carpenter; he served as a Union Representative for Local #171. He received an award for building ramps for handicapped Veterans. He formerly attended the West Austintown United Methodist Church. Besides...
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Michael P. Chizmar

January 23, 1921 - February 8, 2017

Michael P. Chizmar, 96 of Canfield passed away early Wednesday morning at his residence with his loving wife at his side. Mr. Chizmar was born January 23, 1921 in Youngstown, a son of the late Peter and Mary Hnat Chizmar and was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of the first graduating class at Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939. Michael was a Sergeant in the United States Army ...
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Van Blevins

September 15, 1972 - February 7, 2017

Van Blevins, age 44, of Mineral Ridge, died at his home on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. A 1991 graduate of Chaney High School, he was a life-long resident of the Youngstown area. He was well known for his mechanical abilities, having worked at General Extrusions, Palko's Automotive, in addition to owning and operating Van's Auto Body, and most recently at LB Foster where he performed the duties...
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George Fisher

June 17, 1945 - February 7, 2017

George "Dick" Fisher, age 71 of Cortland passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2017. Dick was born on June 17, 1945 in Webster Springs, West Virginia. He grew up in a home filled with 20 siblings and learned young the value of hard work. Dick spent his career in construction working as a brick mason. After he retired, Dick often would head out to the lake for some fishing, and there was...
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Dale L. Cribley

March 4, 1932 - February 7, 2017

DALE L. CRIBLEY, 84 NORTH JACKSON-There will be Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Jackson Church of the Nazarene for Dale L. Cribley, 84, who died Tuesday morning at Essex of Salem. Dale was born March 4, 1932 in Warren, a son of Ernest F. and Ila N. Booth Cribley. He was a graduate of North Jackson High School and served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy, from 1950 to...
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Robert E. Murphy

May 18, 1924 - February 7, 2017

Robert E. Murphy, 92, of Austintown, went home to be with the Lord, on February 7, 2017, at St. Mary Alzheimer Facility. Robert was born on May 18, 1924 in Steubenville, a son of the late Alonzo T. and Helen M. (Winger) Murphy. Robert proudly enlisted in the United States Army, serving his county for two years during WWII. After return home from the war, Robert worked as a truck driver for...
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Frank Vrankovich

February 22, 1949 - February 7, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Frank Vrankovich Jr. will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Madasz Chapel. Frank passed away Tuesday, February 7, at the age of 67. He was born February 22, 1949 in Sharon, PA the son of Frank Sr. and Elizabeth E. Vrankovich. Frank was a graduate of Fairhaven School and was a member of the Knights of...
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Harriett J. Pallante

January 26, 2017 - February 7, 2017

Harriett J. "Peg" Warmoth Pallante, 88, of Austintown, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017. Harriett was born on January 26, 1929, in Springfield, IL., a daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Casey) Waters. Peg was a proud member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Canfield. She worked as a cashier for Value Drug Store in Austintown, and as a cashier for Dollar Tree,...
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Gerald E. Armintrout

August 29, 1933 - February 6, 2017

CORTLAND- Gerald "Jerry" E. Armintrout, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Gillette Nursing Home. He was born on August 29, 1933 in East Liberty, OH, son to the late Addison and Susanna (Butchko) Armintrout. Formerly of Bazetta, Jerry attended Warren City Schools and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Sargent 1st Class cook....
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Robert D. Scott

July 6, 1936 - February 6, 2017

Robert D. "Sam" Scott, 80, of Vienna passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday evening, February 6. He was born on July 6, 1936 the son of the late Charles R. Scott and Gertrude E. Scott. He and be a lifetime Vienna resident. Sam, as he was most commonly known, was a 1955 graduate of Vienna High School. He retired in 2000 from Republic Steel-LTV-WCI in Warren, where...
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Dennis G. Elliott

February 5, 1952 - February 5, 2017

DENNIS G. ELLIOTT, 65 BOARDMAN-Dennis G. Elliott, 65, passed away early Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Dennis was born February 5, 1952 in Akron, a son of Wayne G. and Doris I. Fain Elliott. He was a 1971 graduate of Boardman High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1974. Dennis was a route salesman with Rainbow Baking Co. in Houston, TX from...
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Gerald Robinson

August 1, 1936 - February 3, 2017

Howland- Gerald Robinson, age 80, of Howland, passed away Friday morning, February 3rd at the Windsor House of Champion. Gerald was born August 1, 1936 in Warren to the late Willard and Helen (Marshman) Robinson. He was a 1955 Graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. As well as Veteran of the US Army where he served as a Cook. Gerald was a member of the Cortland United Methodist Church; he...
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Sandra Kovach

April 2, 1950 - February 2, 2017

Sandra H. Kovach, age 66 passed away at her home on February 2, 2017. She was born on April 2, 1950 in Youngstown to Charles & Mary (Magargle) Mahaffey. On May 26, 1984, Sandra was united in marriage to John Kovach whom preceded her in death in 2012. Sandra spent her career as a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant. She was a woman of great faith and an active member of Prince of Peace of Lutheran...
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Robert L. Dillon

November 3, 1943 - February 1, 2017

Robert L. "Bob" Dillon, 73, formerly of Warren, Ohio died February 1, 2017 after struggles with several painful and debilitating illnesses in recent years. Born in West Union WV, the first child of Encil and Marie Hardesty Dillon, he was welcomed into the family by 5 sisters born to his father and a previous wife. When he was only 6 weeks old, the family relocated to Warren, where he grew up and...
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Lavonne Bump

December 1, 1922 - February 1, 2017

BUMP, Lavonne "Bonnie" M. Mecca Township Lavonne "Bonnie" M. Bump, 94, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on February 1, 2017. Bonnie was born in Johnston Township on December 1, 1922 to George & Gertrude (Siler) Stanley. She was a 1940 graduate of Johnston High School. On October 11, 1946 she was united in marriage to Max E. Bump whom preceded her in death on March 14,...
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Janet M. Clegg

August 27, 1938 - February 1, 2017

NORTH JACKSON- Janet M. Clegg, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening with her family by her side. Janet was born August 27, 1938 in Sagamore, PA., daughter of the late Jesse M. and Vera (Eiselman) Yount. Janet moved to the area in 1956 and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1958. She worked as a book keeper and secretary, retiring from the Youngstown Saxon Club after 25...
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Paul Francis Skertic

June 26, 1941 - February 1, 2017

FOWLER TWP, OH- Paul Francis Skertic, 75, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at O'Brien Memorial in Masury. He was born on June 26, 1941 in Masury, Ohio, son of the late Matthew and Emma (Kunovic) Skertic. Paul retired from Packard Electric in 1998. He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served from 1959 to 1962. Paul was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the...
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Vickie L. Danso

May 28, 1952 - January 31, 2017

Vickie L. Danso, 64, passed away Tuesday evening, January 31, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, surrounded by her boys. Vickie was born on May 28, 1952 in Warren, OH a daughter of the late Chauncey and Edith (Woodward) Adams. She was a 1970 graduate of Braceville High School and worked at Sajar Plastics for 10 years until she became a proud homemaker to start her family. She also was...
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Helen Thellman

September 16, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Helen D. Thellman, 89, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday January 30, 2017 at 7pm at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring. Helen was born on September 16, 1927, in Warren, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine R. (Shade) Dellinger. Helen attended Mineral Ridge High School. She worked for General Electric, for 22 years, as an inspector, until her retirement in 1994. Helen was a proud...
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Helen Nezbola

December 28, 1919 - January 29, 2017

HELEN NEZBOLA, 97 DIAMOND-There will be Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church for Helen Nezbola, 97, who died Sunday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Helen was born December 28, 1919 in Youngstown, a daughter of Daniel and Mary. She was a graduate of Chaney High School and a devoted mother and home-maker. Helen was a long-time and very active member of...
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Barbara Ruth Carr Mines Palette

October 11, 1931 - January 29, 2017

Vienna- Barbara Mines Palette, 85, of Vienna, passed away January 29th at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born October 11, 1931 to the late James Carr and Ruth (Salway) Mines, and her adoptive father Harvey Lee Mines. She was a graduate of Howland High School, Barbara attended Mount Union College, and graduated from the Warren Business College. She worked for Packard Electric and...
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Anna Theresa Champlin

August 22, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Anna T. Champlin, age 90, of Warren, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Ohio Living Lake Vista. Anna was born August 22, 1926 in Watertown, Mass. to the late John and Mary (Orr) Gunn, she came to the area in 1949. She was a former member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Warren, the VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Anna is survived by her daughter and caregiver Doris A....
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Eleanor Hamman

July 11, 1915 - January 29, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday February 2, at Zion Lutheran Church for Eleanor Hamman, 101, of Canfield who passed away Sunday January 29 at Beeghly Oaks Care Center. Eleanor was born July 11, 1915 in Youngstown the daughter of August and Selma (Odin) Nelson. She was a graduate of Fitch High School class of 1933 and had worked for Y.H.A. South Unit Federal Credit Union for 18...
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Barbara Platt

October 22, 1944 - January 29, 2017

Barbara J. Platt, age 72 passed away at her home on January 29, 2017. Barbara was born on October 22, 1944 in Youngstown to Woodrow & Elizabeth Whitacre. Visit with Barbara's family on Thursday February 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel; 6923 Warren Sharon Rd, Brookfield where a funeral service will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m. Barbara was...
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Gloria Dragus

November 7, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Gloria Dragus, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 28, at home. She was born on November 8, 1938, in Campbell, OH, daughter to the late George and Rosalie (Kosa) Beelen. Gloria was a 1956 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and then graduated from Trumbull Memorial Nursing School in 1959. She worked at Trumbull Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse and nursing instructor. On...
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Joseph C. Higinbotham

August 3, 1951 - January 27, 2017

Joseph C. Higinbotham, age 65, of Lordstown, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 surrounded by his large family at Trumbull Memorial Hospital; he lost his courageous battle of 11 years to cancer. Joe was born August 3, 1951 in Albany, New York to the late Eugene and Frankie Higinbotham. He was a 1969 Graduate of Lordstown High School, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. He retired...
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Daris W. Gatrell

July 3, 1940 - January 27, 2017

Daris W. Gatrell, age 76, passed away peacefully Friday morning, January 27th at Humility House. Daris was born July 3, 1940 in Deep Valley, West Virginia to the late Wilbert and Lorena (Duty) Gatrell. He was a 1958 graduate of Western-Reserve High School. Daris retired in 2000 from General Motors where he was an Electrician in the Lordstown Fab Plant. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran...
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Thomas Edgar McNulty

November 5, 1949 - January 27, 2017

A memorial mass will be held at 1 PM Monday, February 6, at St. Christine Church in Youngstown for Thomas Edgar McNulty, 67, of Youngstown who passed away Friday evening, January 27 at Essex of Salem. Tom was born November 5, 1949 in Conneaut, OH, the son of Thomas Edward and Grace (DePaul) McNulty. He was a graduate of McDowell High School class of 1968 and worked on the line at G.M. Lordstown...
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Richard Marion Guerriero

September 7, 1935 - January 26, 2017

MASURY- Richard Marion Guerriero, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his home in Masury, Ohio. He was born on September 7, 1935 in Sharon, PA., a son of John Guerriero and Marion Iona (Wagner) Barber. Richard was a retired teacher from Brookfield Local Schools and a long time member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Masury. Mr. Guerriero is survived by his brother, John...
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Norio L. Lorenzi

June 20, 1923 - January 26, 2017

Norio L. "Norm" Lorenzi, 93 of Howland passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson's disease on Thursday evening, January 26, 2017, at Gillette Nursing Home. He was born June 20, 1923 in Trento, Italy the son of the late Pangrazio Louis and Guiditta Theresa Raoss Lorenzi and emigrated to the United States when he was 15 months old. He was raised in Nuremberg, Pa. and had been a...
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John J. Andrews

June 10, 1928 - January 26, 2017

John J. Andrews passed away Thursday evening, January 26th at Vista Care at the Ridge at the age of 88 from diabetes and dementia. John was born in Campbell Ohio, the son of Joseph and Mary (Boczek) Andrejczuk on June 10, 1928. He spent his adult life in Austintown for 60 years. He was employed by Tri County Beer and Wine Company and retired in 1994 after 44 years of service. He is survived by...
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Edith Johnson

October 16, 1918 - January 26, 2017

Edith Johnson, age 98, of Lordstown, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born October 16, 1918 in Buchtel, Ohio; she was one of ten children born to Bertram and Louise (Dearing) Lewis. Edith was a member of the Glenn Christian Foundation in Warren; she loved quilting and crafts, but especially spending time with her family. Survivors include her children: James (Helen) Johnson, Shirley ...
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Ruby Pearce Harrold

April 9, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Warren – Ruby Pearce Harrold, 85, passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at St. Joseph's Health Center in Warren, OH. Ruby was born at home in Punxsutawney, PA on April 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Warren Pearce and Bessie (Neal) Pearce. She graduated from Punxsey High School in 1949 and married Burt Harrold on March 25, 1950 in St. Petersburg FL. In 1959 they moved to Warren, OH...
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Elizabeth E. Chopic

April 25, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Elizabeth E. Chopic, 93 of Newton Falls, died Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2017, at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls. She was born April 25, 1923 in Warrington, England the daughter of the late James and Ethel Wilcox Garfield. Elizabeth was apprenticed as a beautician at age 14 in England and was a licensed beautician in the state of Ohio. She worked for one year at Packard...
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Paul D. McCon

May 3, 1928 - January 24, 2017

Paul D. McCon, 88, of Berlin Center, died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm at University Hospital Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. Paul was born on May 3, 1928 in Beaver PA a son of the late Lyle and Lenora McCon. Paul's one true passion was driving semi-truck. He worked independently for a variety of different companies; driving truck for well over 50 years. He truly enjoyed being on...
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Mary E. Gay

December 22, 1924 - January 24, 2017

McDONALD- Mary E. Brown-Gay, 92, passed away Tuesday, January 24 at Hospice House of Poland. She was born on December 22, 1924 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, daughter to the late Roscoe and Edna Fore. Mary was graduate of Belpre High School and went on to work as a schedule clerk for Ohio Bell until retiring in 1978. Mary was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Girard and enjoyed helping out...
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Janet L. Schlegel

August 6, 1940 - January 24, 2017

Janet L. Schlegel, 76 Janet L. Schlegel, 76 of Canfield passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boardman Campus, an ovarian cancer survivor of 15 years. Janet was born August 6, 1940 in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harvey and Mildred( Renkenberger) Paulin and was a lifelong area resident She attended Greenford High School and was a very active member of Calla...
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Richard A. Todd

January 11, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel for Richard A. Todd, 85, of Canfield who passed away Monday, January 23 rd, at Vista Care Center at the Ridge. Richard was born January 11, 1932 in Youngstown the son of John and Stella (Fenton) Todd. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Canfield Christian Church. Richard was a graduate of...
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Alice Marie Gerst

February 10, 1925 - January 22, 2017

A private graveside service was held at Calvary Cemetery for Alice Marie Gerst, 91, of Canfield who passed away Sunday morning at her home. Alice was born February 10, 1925 in Youngstown the daughter of Henry J. and Elizabeth (Zwick) Gerst. She was a member of St. Michael Church where she was active for many years. Alice retired as a manager of McKelvey Associates Credit Union after 15 years of...
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Jordan David Bartholomew

April 22, 1984 - January 21, 2017

Jordan David Bartholomew, 32, drowned on January 21, 2017 while surfing in Buxton, NC on the Outer Banks. He was born on Easter Sunday, April 22, 1984 in Warren, Ohio the son of Marlin and Johanne (Mrus) Bartholomew. Jordan graduated from Howland High School in 2003 and received his Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Youngstown State University in 2009. He also attended Mt....
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Mary E. Vitullo

January 11, 1940 - January 21, 2017

MARY E. VITULLO, 77 CANFIELD-Private Services were held Wednesday for Mary E. Vitullo, 77, who died Saturday evening at Northside Medical Center. Mary was born January 11, 1940 in Freeburn, KY, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Leckie) Brown. Mary was a home-maker. She was a 1957 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. Mary enjoyed flower gardening and liked to cook. She was fond of all...
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Debra Benchea

March 13, 1959 - January 21, 2017

Services celebrating the life of Debra Benchea will be held at 11am Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel. Debra died Saturday morning at her residence after a yearlong battle with cancer. Debra was born March 13, 1959 in Warren the daughter of Merle and Beverly (Knowlton) Collins. Debra graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1977. She was employed at Dental Works in the...
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Lester Raymond Handwork

December 14, 1923 - January 21, 2017

Lester Raymond Handwork, age 93, a life-long North Jackson resident, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born December 14, 1923 in North Jackson, he was the eldest of five children born to Robert and Hazel (Rhodes) Handwork. He graduated from Jackson-Milton in 1941. He married Audrey Valot on September 23, 1947. Lester was a member of: First Federated Church in North Jackson; a 50 year...
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Carl Frederick Russell

January 6, 1933 - January 20, 2017

Carl Frederick Russell, age 84, of Austintown, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. Born January 6, 1933 in Youngstown; he was the son of Charles F. and Beatrice N. (Pershing) Russell; he was a life-long resident of Austintown, graduating from Fitch High School in 1951. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet DeHoff on July 28, 1956. Carl worked for Mahoning County engineering for 42...
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Sadie Tomlinson

May 29, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Sadie L. Tomlinson passed away Friday January 20, 2017, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born May 29, 1932 in Franklin, PA the daughter of Arthur A. & Mae G. (Beach) Dunlap. Sadie moved to Mecca as a teenager where she met the love of her life, Donald L. Tomlinson. They married December 15, 1951 in Logansport, Indiana and were together 57 years before he...
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Michael Steger

December 18, 1941 - January 19, 2017

Michael Steger Jr., 75, of Youngstown, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. Michael was born on December 18, 1941 in Romania, a son of the late Michael and Rosina (Hartig) Steger Sr. Michael graduated from South High School in 1959. After graduation, he proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country for four years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business...
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Gail Christine Finzel

October 9, 1953 - January 19, 2017

Gail Christine Finzel, 63 Gail Christine Finzel, 63, of Youngstown, died peacefully Thursday night, surrounded by family and friends.   Gail was born on October 9th, 1953 at Northside Hospital in Youngstown and lived her entire life in the Mahoning Valley.  She was a 1971 graduate of South High School, a member of the National Honor Society and COE, working at Standard Slag...
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David Leroy Gray, Jr.

November 14, 1966 - January 18, 2017

David Leroy "Buddy Dave" Gray, Jr., age 50 of Vernon Township died Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017, of cancer at his sister's home in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He was born November 14, 1966 in Sharon, Pa. the son of David Leroy Gray Sr. of Hartford and the late Donna Mae Black Gray, who died in 2009. He had been a Vernon resident since 1992. David was a 1985 graduate of Joseph Badger...
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Edna May Plato

September 14, 1943 - January 18, 2017

A private memorial service celebrating the life of Edna May Plato will be held at a later date. Edna passed away January 18th at her home with family by her side. She was born September 14, 1943 in Buffalo New York, the daughter of the late Thomas and Della (Godwin) Ross. She was a graduate of Erie Community College and was the Vice President and co owner of Plato Marketing until her retirement...
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Nancy Habosky Hite

December 29, 1930 - January 17, 2017

Nancy Habosky Hite, 86, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Cortland, passed quietly on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Southern Pines Healthcare Facility of New Port Richey after a brief illness. She was born the youngest of ten children on December 29, 1930 in Warren, Ohio to the late Joseph and Irene Steffan Habosky. Nancy worked for Packard Electric of Warren for 30 plus years when she retired. She...
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Gertrude Armstrong

December 11, 1921 - January 17, 2017

Trudy Armstrong, 95, passed away on January 17, 2017 at Lake Vista in Cortland. She was born in Chester Township on December 11, 1921. She retired as the Clerk Treasurer for the Village of Jefferson. Trudy loved to tend her gardens, working crossword puzzles and reading. She was known for her crocheting and knitting and used her talent to make hundreds of lap blankets for hospice organizations,...
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Ruth E. Sheely

June 29, 1941 - January 17, 2017

Ruth E. Sheely, 75 of Southington and formerly of Greene, died Tuesday afternoon, January 17, 2017, at Windsor House in Champion. She was born June 29, 1941 in Warren, the daughter of the late Paul and Juanita Chaffee Brubaker. She was a Greene Township resident most of her life. Ruth was a 1959 graduate of Greene High School, which was the last Greene graduating class. She worked for 13...
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Willene Picken

August 12, 1937 - January 17, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, January 20th, at the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ for Willene Picken, 79, of Mineral Ridge who passed away Tuesday morning, January 17th, at her home with her family by her side. Willene was born August 12, 1937 in Tennessee, the daughter of Willie and Lillie (Ashburn) Shaver. She was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School class of 1955. Willene...
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Raymond J. Kachurek

March 11, 1927 - January 16, 2017

RAYMOND J. KACHUREK, 89 YOUNGSTOWN-A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Austintown for Raymond J. Kachurek, 89, who died Monday at Omni Manor. Ray was born March 11, 1927 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Mary Novotny Kachurek. Ray was a truck driver for over 40 years, retiring in 1988. He was employed with Lyons Transportation Line and he was...
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Charles D. Grapentine

August 14, 1939 - January 16, 2017

A memorial celebration of life will be held for Charles D. Grapentine, 77, of Youngstown who passed away Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boardman. Charles was born August 14, 1939 in Youngstown the son of Charles J. and Josephine M. (Toporcer) Grapentine and was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School class of 1957 and was a Television...
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Evelyn V. Miller

September 4, 1919 - January 15, 2017

Evelyn V. Miller, 97, of Deerfield, died on January 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at Long Meadow Care Center in Ravenna. Evelyn was born on September 4, 1919 in Kane, PA. a daughter of the late Frederick and Ruth Anderson. She graduated from Kane High School in 1937. She was a proud Christian and a former member of Four Mile Run and Randolph Christian Church. Evelyn was a homemaker, dedicating her life...
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Robert V. Grayson, Sr.

November 12, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Robert V. Grayson, age 87, passed away January 14, 2017 at Mary Mount Hospital. Bob was born in Sugar Grove, OH to Teddie & Alice (Kilbarger) Grayson. Bob proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. After his service, he went to work for Packard Electric where he worked for 30 years before retiring in 1984. Bob spent time as a volunteer on the auxiliary Police Department in...
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Mary L. Quisenberry

May 17, 1938 - January 14, 2017

AUSTINTOWN- Mary L. "Weezie" Quisenberry, 78, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Humility House in Austintown. She was born on May 17, 1938, in Austintown, daughter to the late Ewing E. Creed and Mary Alberta (Randel) Creed-Roth, and step-daughter to the late Herbert Roth. Mary was an Austintown Fitch High School graduate and went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in French from...
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Darlene R. Lippiatt VanJura

October 2, 1954 - January 13, 2017

DARLENE LIPPIATT VANJURA, 62 NEW MIDDLETOWN- There will be a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave. in Boardman for Darlene Lippiatt VanJura, 62, who passed away Friday January 13th after a short battle with cancer. Darlene was born October 2, 1954, a daughter of Eugene and Evelyn Diver Lippiatt. She was a 1973 graduate of Western Reserve...
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Richard Manz

June 4, 1948 - January 13, 2017

CORTLAND- Richard (Rick) J. Manz, age 68, of Cortland, passed away peacefully on Friday morning January 13, 2017 at the Windsor House of Champion. Rick was born June 4, 1948 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania to the late George J. and Jane (Baucic) Manz. He was a 1966 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School; and he retired after many years of service at Thomas Steel. Rick was an avid Football fan,...
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Bess Claire Langerman

December 15, 1919 - January 12, 2017

Bess Claire Langerman, 97, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. She was born December 15, 1919 in Farrell, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Ella (Primack) Gelfand. Bess worked at Addison School in Masury as a 4th grade teacher before leaving to become a full time homemaker. She was a member of Beth Israel Temple. Bess is survived by her children...
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Michael Anthony Giannini

August 1, 1934 - January 12, 2017

Michael "Chick" A. Giannini, 82, passed away on January 12, 2017 at Hospice House. He was born on August 1, 1934, son to the late John and Theodora Giannini. Chick attended Rayen High School and then worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube for 40 years as an inspector. After the company closed, Chick worked for Giant Eagle until he retired in 2001. On May 18, 1957, Chick married the love of his...
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Helen M. Carlton

April 21, 1934 - January 11, 2017

CORTLAND- Helen M. Carlton, age 82, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Trumbull Memorial Hospital surrounded her family and loved ones. Helen was born April 21, 1934 in Fowler, Ohio to the late Frank and Bertie (Lindsley) Huffman. She was a member of the Cortland Christian Church, and she enjoyed quilting, baking, and gardening. Helen was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. Helen is...
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Randy P. Donley

October 15, 1957 - January 11, 2017

Randy P. Donley, age 59, of Mineral Ridge, as well as Avondale, AZ., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born October 15, 1957, in New Castle, PA.; he was the son of Paul and Shelba (Dorsey) Donley. While living in Ohio, he worked for Indalex Aluminum in Girard for 25 years; most recently he worked in Guest Services for the Arizona Diamondbacks as well as the Phoenix Suns. ...
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Miriam V. Kercher

June 23, 1922 - January 10, 2017

Miriam V. Kercher, 94 A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21st, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel, celebrating the life of Miriam V. Kercher (Shuler), 94 who died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Reverend Susan Brown, Canfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Miriam was born on June 23, 1922 in...
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Betty Lee Colla

August 18, 1930 - January 10, 2017

Mineral Ridge- Betty Lee Colla, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles. She was born on August 18, 1930 in Howland, OH, daughter to the late Davis and Lucille (Stein) Perry. Betty was a Howland High School graduate and went on to work as a teacher's aide at Fairhaven School in Niles, retiring in 2003. On July 18, 1953, Betty married Nicholas Anthony Colla...
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William D. Bjorson

November 19, 1923 - January 9, 2017

WILLIAM D. BJORSON, 93 CANFIELD-There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman for William D. Bjorson, 93, who went to be with his Lord and Savior at his home early Monday morning with his wife and son by his side. Bill was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Youngstown, a son of David E. and Anna V. Isaacson Bjorson. He was a 1942 graduate of South High School and...
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Michael D. Flatley

November 16, 1952 - January 8, 2017

Michael D. Flatley, 64 Memorial services will be held at 6 pm Monday January 16th, 2017 at the Canfield United Methodist Church for Michael Flatley who died unexpectedly last Sunday. Michael was born November 16th, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA, the youngest son of John and Martha Flatley. Michael was born and raised in Los Angeles CA where he attended Catholic school as a boy and was a child actor...
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William S. Adams, Jr.

October 22, 1947 - January 8, 2017

William S. Adams, Jr. 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Berlin Center with his wife Mary at his side on January 8, 2017. He was born on October 22, 1947 in Millville, New Jersey, the son of William S. Adams, Sr. and Betty V. Perkins. Bill grew up in New Jersey and was a high school graduate of Millville High School. After High School graduation in 1966 he enlisted in the United...
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Mary McKlusky

September 16, 1918 - January 8, 2017

Mary McKlusky, 98, of Austintown, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown. Mary was born on September 16, 1918 in Cortland, a daughter of the late George and Katie (Puchevich) Pollock. Mary graduated from Cortland High School in 1936. She worked at Youngstown Club, as a kitchen worker and at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in the laundry department. In her...
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Elizabeth Krivonic

December 22, 1920 - January 8, 2017

Elizabeth "Lee" Krivonic passed away at St. Paul's on January 8, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born on December 22, 1920 in Farrell, Pennsylvania to John and Rose (Capezzuto) Capson. Lee was raised in Farrell where she attended Farrell High School. She worked as an auditor for General Motors for 30 years before her retirement in 1981. On September 9, 1972, she married Joseph Krivonic. In 1979...
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Kathleen Kanos

August 27, 1957 - January 7, 2017

Kathleen Kanos, 59 Kathleen Kanos, 59 of Struthers died unexpectedly Saturday morning. Kathleen was born August 27, 1957 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John S. and Pauline B. (Berndt) Kanos and was a lifelong area resident. Kathleen had managed the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Struthers for 25 years and most recently had been a title clerk for the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts. She...
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Kenneth Delmar Chapman

March 4, 1938 - January 7, 2017

Kenneth D. (Chappy) Chapman, 78, of Niles passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Vista Care at the Ridge. Ken was born on March 4, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, the only son of Laurence and Frances (Woods) Chapman. He married Judith Philips on March 9, 1957 and spent 56 years together until her passing on November 7, 2012. Ken attended Chaney High School and was a veteran of the US Navy. He retired...
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Violet Fredericka

January 3, 1924 - January 6, 2017

Violet "Vi" Rose Fredericka, 93, of Niles passed on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8:03 p.m. in St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, with her loving family at her side. Violet was born on January 3, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Anthony and Mary Collelo. She obtained her formal education in the Youngstown school system, graduating from Chaney High School in 1942. She continued her...
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Phyllis J. Novak

November 8, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Youngstown, Phyllis J. Novak, 88 passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017at Canfield Place Senior Living. Phyllis was born on November 8, 1928 in Ringgold Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy (Hinderliter) Snyder. Phyllis' employment included American Greeting in Cleveland, Ohio on the assembly line. After the family moved to Lordstown, Phyllis worked for Department store...
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Fred E. Wait

April 4, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Fred E. Wait, 88, of Youngstown, formerly of Austintown who passed away Tuesday afternoon at Omni Manor West Care Center. Fred was born April 4, 1928 in Youngstown the son of Paul and Josephine (Rial) Wait. He was a Cement Finisher with Daniel A. Terreri Construction retiring in 1988. Fred...
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Charles R. Eckley

November 8, 1931 - January 2, 2017

Charles R. Eckley, 85, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Camelot Arms, where he was a resident. He was born on November 8, 1931 in New Castle, PA, son to the late William and Viola Eckley. Charles was a member of 4 Mile Run Christian Church and was a steel worker for Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. He will be remembered for the joy he found in fishing and his hobby of bee keeping, which...
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Robert L. Pounds

August 15, 1928 - January 2, 2017

ROBERT L. POUNDS, Sr., 88 AUSTINTOWN-There will be Services at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel for Robert L. Pounds, Sr., 88, who died Monday morning at Northside Health Center. Mr. Pounds was born August 15, 1928 in Marion Center, PA, a son of William and Alice Fife Pounds. Bob was employed with Republic Steel then becoming LTV Steel Corp. for 38 years,...
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David Arnold Bevan, Jr.

September 2, 1942 - January 1, 2017

David Arnold Bevan, Jr., of Warren, Ohio, went home to his Lord on Sunday morning, January 1, 2017, at home surrounded by his adoring family. David was born on September 2, 1942, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to Laura Margaret McBride Bevan and David Arnold Bevan, Sr. David leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years, Joan Laraine Thralls Bevan; their son and daughter-in-law, Brian...
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Amanda Jo Downs

June 20, 1988 - December 31, 2016

Amanda Jo Downs, 28, passed Saturday, December 31, 2016 unexpectedly. Amanda was born June 20, 1988 in Sharon, PA, the daughter of Philip and Lisa (Dignall) Pickard. A caring mom, she worked at Speedway Gas Stations in Sharon, in management in order to provide for her two daughters. She loved spending time with her daughters and loved them deeply. Amanda will be deeply missed by her parents,...
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Samir S. Awadallah

May 27, 1965 - December 30, 2016

Samir Awadallah was born May 27, 1965 in El Bireh, Palestine. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Suleiman and Fatiha Awadallah as well as his siblings Saida and Talal Awadallah.He leaves his siblings behind, Sami Awadallah, Sahar Knodel, Samer Awadallah, Monsour Awadallah, Zain Awadallah and Alia Awadallah as well as many nieces and nephews. He leaves his wife Carla Frashure...
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Wilbert Crocker

May 8, 1946 - December 30, 2016

MINERAL RIDGE- Wilbert "Jack" Crocker, 70, passed away Friday, December 30, at Hospice House in Poland after a brief illness. He was born on May 8, 1946 in Greenville, PA, son to the late Isa Belle and Wilbert "Webb" C. Crocker, and step-son to the late Nora H. Crocker. Jack grew up in Fredonia, PA and graduated from Reynolds High School, class of 1964. He then attended Youngstown State...
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Rose Killingsworth

March 5, 1926 - December 30, 2016

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at St. Christine Church for Rose Killingsworth, 90, of Canfield who passed away Friday December 30, in Canfield Place, formerly Bookdale/ Sterling House. Rose was born March 5, 1926 in Youngstown the daughter of William and Julia (Thomas) Csiss. Rose was a graduate of Canfield Highschool class of 1943, and received her bachelors degree...
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Ralph A. Lambright

September 29, 1922 - December 29, 2016

Ralph A. Lambright, 94 of Bristolville, a former resident of Cortland entered into rest on December 29, 2016. Ralph was born September 29, 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio the son of Ray Tracy & Mabel Ellen (Saum) Lambright. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard during WWII. Ralph worked 28 years as a machinist for Wean Manufacturing in Warren retiring in 1987. He enjoyed planting and...
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