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STRUTHERS - Karoline D. Perkins, 84, died July 29, 2016, at Hospice House.

Mrs. Perkins was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Schweinfurt, Germany, a daughter of Franz and Rosa Luck Schober.

She was trained and apprenticed as a seamstress in Germany. “Karol” worked at McKelvey’s, Livingston’s, Two Girls Two, The Clothes Tree, and Dillard’s. She was a member of the Youngstown Maennerchor. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and reading.

Her husband, Merle R. Perkins, whom she married Jan. 30, 1953, died July 30, 2009.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (John) Kology of Struthers and Karen (James) Rinehart of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; one son, Jeffrey Perkins of Peoria, Ariz.; one sister, Marianne Schuller; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Franceschelli of Colorado Springs, Colo., Carol Lynn (Steve) Procick of Lowellville, Paige Rinehart of Trabuco Canyon, and Jeffrey Rinehart of Trabuco Canyon; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor and Gianna Franceschelli, Gavin, Savannah, and Sydney Procick.

Besides her parents and husband, Karol was preceded in death by one brother, Helmut Schober.

Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.

Arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.


NEW MIDDLETOWN – Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel for Mary E. Leone Reigle, 67, who passed away Monday evening at Masternick Memorial.

Mary was born March 3, 1949, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Clara DeCola Leone.

She attended Wilson High School and formerly worked at downtown McKelvey and Weatherbee Coats in Youngstown.

Mary enjoyed driving to the Warren main McDonalds, where she met many hearing and deaf friends. Although born deaf she had great rhythm for music and dance.

She loved all animals and had a collection of teddy bears and kittens.

Mary is survived by her two sisters, Gloria (Frank) Wielbruda of Girard and Ginger (Steve) Kubala of Poland; two brothers, Tom “Bones” Leone of Poland and Pastor Jim “Squirt” (Georgia) Leone of Boardman; lifelong friend, Darlene Mitchell of Florida; special friends, Laurie Ross of Warren and Amy Bushardt of Volant, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; two great-great-great-nephews; a son; and two grandchildren.

Mary was also preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Leone Nave; a sister-in-law, Jackie Leone; a brother-in-law, Grier Nave; special niece, Mary E. Brincko; and a great-niece, Sunny Crane.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Masternick Memorial for their compassionate care during Mary’s stay.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.


YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Ronald W. Ellerbe, 67, who departed this life on July 23, 2016, at Hospice of the Valley.

Ronald was born on Nov. 29, 1948, to the late Henry Ellerbe and Lula (Robinson) Ellerbe in Bennettesville, S.C.

Ronald was a 1967 graduate of East High School. He was a great football player and Hall of Famer. He retired from Commercial shearing after 30 years of service. He also was the owner/operator of R.W. Ellerbe Moving Company for 34 years.

Ronald Ellerbe was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He received many awards and medal for his honorable service. He had many other achievements over the years, just to name a few, president of the Optimist Club in 1979 and sponsor and coach of Ellerbe Moving Basketball McGuffey Center champs in 1978. Through the years, he worked with and helped support those who needed a helping hand.

Ronald leaves a devoted wife of 45 years, Patricia (Jones) Ellerbe of Youngstown; nephews Anthony (Tina) and Kevin Ellerbe of Youngstown; nieces Tonya Dotson of Houston and Cybill Dotson of Las Vegas; mother-in-law Catheryn Jones; a special sister-in-law, Mary Dotson; and Bridget Sharpe, who was more like a daughter to him, of Youngstown. He also leaves special friends, Richard Bevly, Pastor Hillyet Mobley, Rich Liposky and Robert Sims; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ellerbe and Lula (Robinson) Ellerbe; son Ronald W. Ellerbe Jr.; three sisters, Patricia, Diane and Jeanne of Youngstown; and half sister, Mildred Carter of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.


YOUNGSTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, at St. Dominic’s Church, Youngstown for Leonard D. Tamburro, 82, who passed away peacefully Wednesday morning.

Leonard was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of Leonard and Nancy Gentile Tamburro.

He attended South High School, and worked at Republic Steel and U.S. Steel. Leonard was a member of St. Dominic’s Church, and enjoyed fishing ,working in his yard and watching his grandsons playing baseball. Leonard served in the U.S. Army Third Armored Division.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Antoinette M. Mosca, who he married April 12, 1958; a daughter, Lenore (Frank) Larubbio of Poland; two sons, Leonard Tamburro of Crete, Ill. and Sam Tamburro of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Donald Tamburro of Texas and Robert Tamburro of Boardman; a sister, Lenore White of Poland; two grandchildren, Frankie and Vinny Larubbio; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lori Tamburro; and his sister, Mabel Tamburro.

Friends may call from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Monday at St. Dominic’s Church.

Material tributes can be made in Leonard’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.


BOARDMAN - Herbert Henry Hribar, 96, passed away on July 29, 2016, at the Greenbriar Healthcare Center.

He was born on May 4, 1920, in Bessemer, Pa., the son of the late Alois and Maria (Marincic) Hribar.

He was a graduate of Bessemer High School and attended Youngstown College. “Herb” went on to serve his country during World War II as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, including as a supply sergeant for the 390th Bombardment Group in Framingham, England.

He married the former Valeria Sedelnik on Jan. 26, 1947. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2011.

Herb worked in the electrical department of Bessemer Cement Company. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, AARP, Bessemer Croatian Club and Mohawk Senior Citizens, serving that organization for many years as president.

Herb also belonged to the advisory council of the Lawrence Country Office of Aging, also serving as president for several years.  Herb was a past president of the Bessemer Croatian Club. He loved walking, gardening, and sports, particularly the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.

He was a member of St. Anthony Church of Christ the King Parish, where he had served as an usher, senior altar server for funerals, and money counter.

Herb is survived by his son, Herbert and his wife, Theresa, of McLean, Va.; his nieces, Barbara Popovich, Carol Snyder, Mary Jane Kurtz, and Shirley Hattula; and his nephews, Alan Puromaki (Rusti), Robert Puz (Elaine), Donald Sedelnik, Richard Hribar, and Alex Sharek.

Herb was preceded in death by his nephew, Daniel Vrabel; parents; sisters Lillian Bubash, Mary Vrabel and Valeria Williams; and brothers Louis, Milan and Stanley.

Visiting hours will be held at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer on Sunday from 5 until 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church in Bessemer, with Fr. James Downs of Christ the King Parish officiating.

Herb will be laid to rest at St. Anthony Cemetery.


WARREN – David Joseph Metzendorf, 69, died peacefully at the Cleveland Clinic on Friday, July 29, 2016.

David was born March 19, 1947, in Warren. He was the son of Joseph D. and Florence C. (Sager) Metzendorf, graduating in 1965 from Warren G. Harding High School.

David married Linda J. Metzendorf on June 24, 1966, in Rogers City, Mich. Together, they had two children, Christine Metzendorf-Bullard (Michael) and James Metzendorf (Janna Barber), both of Warren.

David was retired from Delphi Packard Electric, where he worked as senior commercial photographer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. He was extraordinarily active within the community. He was a lifelong member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Warren, where, as part of the church’s senior leadership, he served as treasurer and produced their weekly radio Sunday school program.

David was recording engineer and audio director for the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, beginning his affiliation with the organization in 1971. He was also the announcer for Youngstown Symphony Orchestra broadcasts on WYSU-FM. Additionally, Mr. Metzendorf was a member of the National Packard Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the Packard Motor Car Company, Packard Electric, and the Packard family. He had served several terms on their board of directors.

He loved music, photography, electronics, and spending time with his family. He was a licensed amateur radio operator, call sign KD8JJ.

David is survived by his daughter, Christine (Michael K.) Bullard and son James Metzendorf (Janna Barber), both of Warren; brother Paul (Barb) Metzendorf; sister Mary Ellen (Fred) Pilgrim; and a grandson, Alexander James Metzendorf. He also had three stepgrandchildren, Krista, Nicole, and Michael L. Bullard.

Both of his parents, as well as his wife of 48 years, Linda, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., with Pastor David Black officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home.

David will be laid to rest next to his wife at Sager Memorial Park Cemetery in Bristolville.

The family requests that material contributions be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 119 Laird Ave. NE, Warren, OH 44483, in his memory.


ENGELHARDT, Mary Jane, 83, of Austintown; calling hours Tuesday from 10 to 10:50 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
DYER, George  G., 89, of Youngstown; Lane Family Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel in Boardman.
FUSSELL, Alita Ann, 43, of Tampa, Fla.; calling hours Monday at 4 p.m. at F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home in Youngstown.
HAGENS, Merritt H., 78, of New Bedford, Pa.; visitation Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. in New Castle, Pa.
JACKSON, Cha’Velle, 2 months, of Youngstown; calling hours Friday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
METZENDORF, David Joseph, 69, of Warren; calling hours Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
PARIZA, John T., 83, of Boardman, formerly of West Middlesex, Pa.; calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard.
SACKELA, Frank F., 69, of Austintown; calling hours Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
RAZO, Karen L., 66, of Canfield; calling hours Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
VASILION, Bessie (Franko) Calipetis, 97, of Warren; calling hours today from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.