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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP (CINCINNATI) – Funeral services will be Wednesday at noon at the Wasko Funeral Home, with Deacon Eugene Phillips officiating, for Patrick J. Phillips, 69, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Friday afternoon with his family by his side.

Patrick was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Youngstown, the son of Cyril and Mary Bobash Phillips.

He was a 1965 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University. Patrick also earned a MBA from YSU in 1977.

He enjoyed a successful business career, having worked as a controller for Teledyne and for the GW Bliss Company in Ireland. Later, Patrick taught Cost Accounting at Kent State University, where he was a member of the casual accounting faculty, and he also worked at Jos A. Bank.

He was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Liberty Township.

Patrick enjoyed sports, especially playing golf. He was an ”infamous” Pittsburgh Steelers fan and also liked watching baseball. He especially cherished traveling with his son, watching him play for the University of Cincinnati baseball team.

Patrick will be forever missed by his wife, the former Constance (Connie) Hoover, whom he married Sept. 9, 1972; his son and daughter-in-law, Keith Patrick and Nicole Phillips of Cincinnati; his brother, Eugene Phillips; sister Marion Zwinski; sister Geraldine (Pete) Dubos; brother Jerome (Eugenia) Phillips; his twin sister, Patty (Jim) Barno; sister Karen Phillips; and his grandchildren, Brody (age 4), Graeme (age 2) and Kate (8 months).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Mary.

The Phillips family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home, prior to the noon funeral service.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Patrick’s family condolences.


BOARDMAN – Gordon Lee Coombs, 86, passed away Friday morning, April 28, 2017, at Hospice House with his loving family by his side.

Gordon was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Youngstown, the son of the late Gordon E. Coombs and Mary E. Schettler.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Gordon was an engineer for the Mesta Machine Company in New Castle, Pa., and the Morgan Construction Company in Pittsburgh.

He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in North Lima, where he was a member of the Disciple Sunday school class, a Past Master of Sulgrave Lodge 696 F&AM, Past District Deputy of The 24th District, Past Secretary of Sulgrave Lodge 696 F&AM, and an active member of The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors. He was a lifelong area resident.

After retirement, he enjoyed fixing many kinds of clocks and became known as “Doc Clock.”

Gordon is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Marion L. Griffith, whom he married on Jan. 13, 1951; four children, Robert L. Coombs (Karen) of Land-O-Lakes, Fla., Joanne Green (Mark) of Boardman, Paul G. Coombs (Connie) of Youngstown and Karen L. Jones (Scott) of Greenford; nine grandchildren, Robyn Tapley, Jennifer Brown, Daniel Green, Jason Coombs, Bryant Coombs, Eric Coombs, Kevin Jones, Kaylyn Jones and Connor Jones; nine great-grandchildren, Jett Tapley, Juliet Tapley, Elizabeth Brown, Zachary Brown, Eli Brown, Jacob Green, Jace Green, Averie Coombs and Caden Coombs; and three sisters, Jean Bochert, Mary Lou Berezo and Mary Ellen Brannigan.

Private funeral services were held at the Calvary United Methodist Church for Gordon. There were no calling hours.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514; or Hospice of the Valley of Salem, 2388-B, Southeast Blvd., Salem, OH 44460 in memory of Gordon.

Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.


CANFIELD – Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Philip Rogers, for Doris Ann Stein, 90, who passed away peacefully Wednesday evening.

Doris was born July 19, 1926, in Massillon, a daughter of John and Ida Briceland Noaker.

She was a graduate of Mt. Marie Academy in Massillon. Doris was a member of St. Charles Church and Leffingwell Hills Country Club. Her family was her life, and she enjoyed golfing and playing bridge.

Her husband, Richard W. Stein Sr., passed away Oct. 8, 1989.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Richard W. (Mari) Stein Jr. and Kim (Soi) Stein, both of Cincinnati; two daughters, Laurie Fall of Leetonia and Carol Fisher of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Daela Austrino, James Austrino, Tyler Stein and Emily Stein; and two great-grandchildren, Jason Dennison and Lilah Lodge.

Besides her husband, Doris was preceded in death by a son, James M. Stein; three brothers, John Noaker, Carl Noaker and James Noaker; and a sister, Joanne Noaker.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

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


YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church , with the Rev. Gerald DeLucia officiating, for Edward R. Hassay, 88, who entered into eternal rest on April 29, 2017.

Mr. Hassay was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Campbell, the son of John and Anna Ofcharik Hassay.

Edward was a 1947 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School. He was a U.S. Navy combat veteran aboard the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin BB64 during the Korean War. There, he served in the Medical Corps as an X-ray technician.

With his brothers, he was affiliated with Hassay Brothers Sales and Services for many years. He later worked for Fitzsimons Steel until its closing in 1980. While employed there, he served as financial secretary and treasurer of the Federation of Cold Drawn Steel Workers. He retired from the Mahoning County Engineers in 1993.

Mr. Hassay was a member of the Haselton Improvement Club, Jednota Branch 260, V.F.W. Post 3538, Teamsters Local 377, and the U.S.S. Wisconsin Battleship Association. He especially enjoyed the Battleship Association reunions.

His wife, the former Verna Mae Rohrer, whom he married June 26, 1954, passed away Feb. 23, 2013.

Edward is survived by his three sons, his oldest son, Glenn, resides in Struthers with his wife, Marilyn, his son, Jim, resides in Boardman, and his youngest son, Atty. Wayne Hassay, lives in Hilliard, with his wife, Liz; he also leaves behind three wonderful grandchildren, Elliott Hassay, Blake Hassay, and Anne Hassay; and his sister, Florence Hassay Bosko.

Besides his parents and wife Verna, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Frank, Stephen, and Joseph Hassay; and a sister, Helen Cernock.

The Hassay family has entrusted their loved one to the care of The Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Edward’s family condolences.


SUCH, Lorna N., 55, of Campbell; calling hours Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.
FUNTJAR, Beverly Ann, 89, of Columbus; no calling hours; Selby-T.J. Fox Funeral Home in Vienna.
HASSAY, Edward R., 88, of Youngstown; calling hours today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell.
KROHN, Rose Ellen, 92, of Boardman; no calling hours; Davis-Becker Funeral Home.
MILLER, Charles T., 71, of Warren; private arrangements; Staton-Borowski Funeral Home.
COOMBS, Gordon Lee, 86, of Boardman; Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home.
LOGAN, Rodney Earl, 53, of Pensacola, Fla.; calling hours Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greenford Christian Church; Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima.