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BOARDMAN – There will be funeral services held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church, 4955 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman, with Father Thomas M. Constantine celebrating the service for Aristidis Papadopoulos, 88, who passed away Saturday evening, March 25.

Aristidis was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Pixos Prespa, Greece, the son of Spero and Christina (Michaelidis) Papadopoulos.

Aristidis fought in the Revolutionary War for four years and then served in the Greek Army for three years before he emigrated to America in 1954.

In 1960, he operated the Pine Panel Inn in Youngstown. In 1966, he owned the Splendid Restaurant and Lounge on South Ave. for over 35 years.

Aristidis was well-known to everyone as a happy, fun-loving, and caring man who lived life to the fullest. Aristidis was one-of-a-kind and gave of his time helping out any way he could.

He loved to dance, especially enjoyed showing off his dancing talents to his friends.

Aristidis’ wife, Helen G. “Eleni” (Vlahopoulos), whom he married June 11, 1950, passed away May 18, 2007.

Aristidis will be remembered lovingly by his two children, Athena Bialik and Yanni “John” Papadopoulos; four grandchildren, Aristidis “Ari” Papadopoulos, Joey, Stephen, and Jonathan Bialik; many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially his cousin, Vasiliki Ioannidis, who was more like a sister to him.

Besides his wife and parents, Aristidis was preceded in death by his son, Athanasios “Tom” Papadopoulos; and five sisters.

Friends may call Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., where there will be a Trisagion service at 7 p.m.

Friends may call again Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service at the St. John Greek Orthodox Church.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Aristidis’ family.


LOWELLVILLE – Lynn A. Beatty, 49, died March 24, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Lynn was born Nov. 4, 1967, in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert and Arlene Buser Barnard.

She was a 1985 graduate of Girard High School. She was a manager at Chick-fil-A for 16 years. She was very involved in the Lowellville community and was on the Lowellville Boosters. Lynn was an avid reader and her children were her joy.

She leaves her husband, Randy, whom she married Aug. 17, 1991; her parents, Robert and Arlene Barnard of Girard; two sons, Travis Beatty of Austintown and Cole Beatty at home; two step-sons, Ty Beatty of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Jake (Joan) Beatty of Charleston, S.C.; two grandchildren, Dylan and Kylee; two sisters, Debbie Barnard of Girard and Dianne (Dale) Grimm of Lordstown; and one niece, Ashlee Wolfgang of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robbie Barnard.

Services will be at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 244 McGill St., Lowellville on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in c/o the Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers, OH 44471, to help defray funeral costs.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com where condolences may be sent.


MCKINLEY HEIGHTS – Carl V. Demas, 92, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home, in Niles.

Carl was born April 15, 1924, in Harding, W.Va., the son of Dominic and Maggie (Orsine) Demas. 

He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations and received a Citation for duty in the Philippines.

Carl worked for 30 years as an electrician for Youngstown Brier Hill Sheet and Tube Co.

He was a member of St. Rose Church, Girard IFH Club, SNJP Lodge and the VFW.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 68 years, Mary (Brutka) Demas, whom he married Aug. 7, 1948; his children, Sharon Shuto of Girard, Susan Hawkins of Niles and Michael (Alice) Demas of Niles; five grandchildren, Heather (Tom) Hudak, Hollee (Eric) Campbell, Robert (Cara) Hawkins, Kate (Matt) Miller and Steven (fiancee Mary Ann) Tackett; and five great-grandchildren, Max, Alex, Zach, Amelia and Owen.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Templeman and brothers James, Beck, John “Tiger,” and infant brother, William Demas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 1:30 p.m. at St. Rose Church.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. 

Carl will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery with military honors.

The family would like to thank the 4th floor of St. Joseph Nursing Staff, Shepherd of the Valley in Niles and Hospice of the Valley, for their care and support during this difficult time.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family


FARMDALE – Lynda L. Grove, 67, entered into eternal life on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 3:35 p.m. in the intensive care unit at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, with her loving family by her side.

Lynda was born Nov. 29, 1949, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Edward R. and Irene Turjanica Brienz Sr., and was a lifelong area resident.

A 1967 graduate of Chaney High School, Lynda attended Youngstown State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Education.

Lynda followed in her father’s footsteps by having a passion for teaching. She taught for 42 years with the Howland Local Schools. Lynda first began teaching 4th grade at Glenn Primary School and then continued teaching 4th grade at H.C. Mines in Howland, where she retired in 2013.

Lynda was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Education Association, North Eastern Ohio Education Association and the Howland Retired Teachers. She was also a member of the Trumbull New Theatre. Lynda was a certified paramedic and was also an EMT instructor for many years, belonging to the Johnston Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was also a lifeguard on the Ohio side of Pymatuning State Park.

Lynda enjoyed traveling abroad, doing ceramics and belonged to a ceramics club. She also enjoyed china painting and making dolls with her mother, Irene.

Lynda was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren and was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the St. Benedictine Auxiliary of the Benedictine Monastery at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Lynda also attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McDonald, where her brother is pastor.

Lynda will be deeply missed by her loving family, her husband of 37 years, George Allen Grove, whom she married June 23, 1979; two daughters, Sarah (Michael) Muccio of Clinton, N.Y. and Rebecca (Robert) Riley of Norfolk, Va.; her siblings, Dr. Deborah Brienz of Duncan, British Columbia, Fr. Edward R. Brienz Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McDonald, and Veronica Barker of Los Angeles; and two grandsons, Michael “Tony” Riley and Edward “E.T.” Muccio. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Martha L. Saltzmann Grove; and brothers-in-law, Ted (Carol) Grove, Richard “Rick” (Sharon) Grove, Ronald (Cindy) Grove and James (JoAnn) Grove; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family.

Besides her parents, Lynda was preceded in death by her father-in-law, George E. Grove; and sister-in-law Gerry George.

Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, where a Panachida service, with Fr. Simeon B. Sibenik, pastor of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, will be recited at 3 p.m., followed by the recitation of the rosary at 3:30 p.m.by the Ladies of the St. Benedictine Auxiliary.

A Mass of Christian Burial, with Fr. Edward R. Brienz Jr. officiating, along with fellow priests of the diocese concelebrating, will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 618 Ohio Ave. in McDonald, where the body will lie in state from 9:20 to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Burial will take place at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Warren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Lynda’s name to American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Caring and professional arrangements for the Grove family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home.

Family and friends may visit www.sinchakandsons.com to view this tribute and share condolences to the Grove family.


NAPLES, FLA. – Raymond Joseph Kellish, passed away unexpectedly from an aortic dissection on March 22, 2017.

He was born in Youngstown on Feb. 23, 1953.

With his larger than life personality, “Ray” truly lived life to the fullest. He began flying airplanes at the age of 14 and enjoyed a 31-year career flying for United Airlines. He then became a successful entrepreneur. With his passion for flying, he returned to the skies without fixed wings to become a helicopter pilot. He was particularly proud of being one of the “two-percenters,” by obtaining his helicopter pilot license after the age of 60.

Ray was a man who never “let grass grow under his feet.”

Throughout his life, he was an avid boater. He spent his early years on Lake Erie, raised his children on the Chesapeake Bay and most recently, retired to the waters of Naples. Among many things, Ray had a passion for scuba diving, cooking, traveling the world with his wife and he loved to go to the shooting range with his buddies. From an early age he was known for his craftsmanship and mechanical skills, earning him the nickname “Tink” from his father.

More than anything, Ray valued quality time with friends and family.

Ray is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Debra Bailey and children Ryan, Kacie, Patrick, Kevin, Lindsay, Kelly and Thomas.

Of all of his titles, the one he loved the most was “Pappy.” He adored his grandchildren, Emily (his copilot), Eloise, Jacob and Madeline.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Moorings Beach Private Park, located at 2121 Gulf Shore Blvd N., in Naples.

Ray always held a place in his heart for children suffering from terminal illnesses.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Raymond Kellish may be made to University of Florida Health, by mailing to UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610 or visit www.uff.ufl.edu/Appeals/RaymondKellish.

Please indicate on your gift that it is directed to Pediatric Oncology Research (fund # 012871) and that it is in Raymond Kellish’s memory.


“Together Again”

MINERAL RIDGE – Frances K. (Cronkshaw) Lingo, 81, passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

Frances was born Dec. 17, 1935, in South Kingston, R.I., a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Murney) Cronkshaw.

She was a 1953 graduate of South Kingston High School and continued her education at Johnson and Wales Business College, graduating with honors in the secretarial program in Providence, R.I. She found employment at the University of Rhode Island working as the dean’s secretary.

She met her husband, James Brawdy Lingo Sr., while he was on the U.S. Navy Base in Rhode Island and got married July 31, 1955, and started their family together. After she got married, they moved to the Mineral Ridge area with her family and was a proud homemaker, taking care of her two children, Cynthia and James Lingo Jr.

She was a member of the Happy Chatter Club. She would gather together with the club to play cards, do crafts, go to movies, and put on special holiday programs for the children of the club members.

Frances will be deeply missed by her children, Cynthia Lingo of Niles and James Lingo Jr. of Berlin Center; her former daughter-in-law, Pamela Lingo; four grandchildren, James (Alexa) Lingo, Christopher (Jaime) Muir, Justin (Josa) Muir, and Jason Pringle; three great-grandchildren, Christopher Muir Jr., Brooklyn Olivia Frances Muir, and Cole William Muir; her brothers, Everett James Cronkshaw of Berlin Center and Thomas (Meg Crews) Murney Cronkshaw of Fort Ogden, Fla.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Lingo Sr., who passed away Jan. 23, 2003; and her grandson, Jeff Ryan Pringle, who passed away in 1990.

Friends and family may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel, located at 1350 Canfield Niles Road. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Kerr Cemetery in Weathersfield Township, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband and her grandson.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com where friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences.


AUSTINTOWN – Private family services will be held at a later date for Florence Mae Taylor, 93, who passed away Friday, at Hospice House.

Florence was born April 5, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Merle and Mildred (Hill) Jugenheimer.

Florence graduated from Chaney High School. She was a cashier for 17 years at Grays Drug Store. She was a member of the Mahoning Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 3298.

Florence was a proud member of her 500 bid card club, which she started 73 years ago, and played in until recently. Her daughter continues to play cards in the same club. Florence enjoyed roller skating and was dancing well into her 80s.

Her husband, Ernest K. Taylor, whom she married in April of 1945, passed away Dec. 11, 1986.

Florence leaves her daughter, Sandi (Robert) Pallo, with whom she made her home for the past seven years; Kenneth (girlfriend Tonya) Taylor of Geneva; Keith (Cindy) Taylor of North Lima; two grandchildren, Amy Taylor and Steve Taylor; two stepgrandchildren, Courtney (Carl) Alleger and Dawn Pallo; five great-grandchildren, Daniel, Ryan, Trinity, Penny and Griffin; and two brothers, Bill (Alice) Jugenheimer of Hubbard and Ron (fiancee, Gloria) Jugenheimer of Panama City, Fla.

Florence was also preceded in death by a grandson; a sister, Mary Lou Jugenheimer; and a brother, Robert Jugenheimer.

The family would like to thank hospice for the wonderful care she received in her last days.

Material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Profesional arrangements were handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.


PERRINE, Helen Marie (Baird), 90, of Canfield; calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
CRISCIONE, Rita J., 80, of Girard; calling hours Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church.
LINGO, Frances K. (Cronkshaw), 81, of Mineral Ridge; visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel.
GROVE, Lynda L., 67, of Farmdale; calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home in Warren.
TAYLOR, Florence Mae, 93, of Austintown; Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.