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NORTH LIMA – Eli Roman, a longtime resident of Boardman, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, while living at Glenellen Senior Living Community in North Lima.

Mr. Roman was born in Hubbard on March 7, 1923, to Elie and Elisabeta Dafin Roman, after they emigrated from Apol de Jos, Sibiu, Romania.

Eli was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Rose Sirovica Roman, in 2003, and his daughter, Judy Scavnicky in 2012.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Burnich and her husband, Tim, of Highland Beach, Fla.; his son-in-law, Dr. Gary Scavnicky Ph.D. of Novi, Mich.; his sister, Elizabeth Roman and brother John Popa, both of Baltimore; three granddaughters, Tatiana Scavnicky (Mark Watson) of Royal Oak, Mich., Ileana Reich (Donald) of North Port, Fla., and Elizabeth Yaekle (Neil) of Novi; five great-grandchildren, Angel Felkins, Donald Reich, Drew Reich, Luke and Mirabella Yaekle; and two great-great-granddaughters, Liliana Felkins Hernandez and Adela Reiich.

Mr. Roman graduated from Hubbard High School in l940, and attended Youngstown State University. He married Ruby Rose Sirovica in l941. He was manager of Dave’s Furniture & Appliance for many years in Youngstown and then became a journeyman at the General Motors Lordstown Plant, retiring after 20 years of service.

He was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, where he sang in the choir and served as one of the church’s main cantors. He also served as the Holy Trinity President of the American Romanian Orthodox Youth Association (A.R.O.Y.). He participated with other AROY presidents in establishing the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America and Canada in Grass Lake, Mich. Mr. Roman was a member of Fulgrane 696 FM Masonic Temple since 1963.

Mr. Roman will be shown at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m., with the “saracusta” at 7:30 p.m. He will also be shown from 10:30 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, 626 Wick Ave., Youngstown, prior to the funeral liturgy, which will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. A pomeana (mercy meal) will be held after the funeral services in the church hall. Guests may follow the funeral procession for the burial at the Lake Park Cemetery.

He will be laid to rest right next to his beloved wife, Ruby.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church.

“Eternal In vec pomenirel (eternal be his memory).”

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AUSTINTOWN – Perry Michael Wanless, 65, passed away at St Elizabeth Health Center, with his loving family by his side.

Perry was born May 31, 1949, in Buckhannon W.Va., the son of the late Robert Lee and Maude Marie (Holden) Wanless. Perry grew up in Buckhannon and then moved to Ohio, living in Lake Milton and then in Austintown for the past 20 years.

He was a steel worker at Copper Weld Steel for 30 years, then Perry worked for Marc’s Grocery Store in Austintown. Perry loved fishing at Berlin Lake and surfing the web online.

Cherished memories of Perry will be treasured by his wife, Mary Ann Wanless of Austintown; his daughter, Melissa Alexander of Austintown; his sister, Mary Entzi of Paris Township; brother Camden and his wife, Anita Wanless and brother Gordon Wanless, all of Rockledge Fla.; and two grandchildren, Kylia and Chelsea Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Howard and James Wanless.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where friends may call one hour prior to the services from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St., Newton Falls OH 44444.

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STRACHAN, Robert J., 91, of Hubbard; arrangements pending; Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
ROBINSON, Patricia Abbot Royal, 81, of Youngstown; Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
WANLESS, Perry Michael, 65, of Austintown; calling hours Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
KOVACS, Betty Jean, 74, of Newton Falls; calling hours Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Borowski Memorial Home.
BRITTON, Archie, 82, of Warren; Borowski Memorial Service/Oak Meadow Cremation Services.
MAGNELLI, Frank J., 87, of Youngstown; arrangements pending at St. Edward Church; Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home in Boardman.
CONSTANTINO, Dorothy, 82, of Austintown; calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown.