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LYNCHBURG, VA. – Marilyn Louise Partin, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Medical City Plano in Plano, Texas.

She was born on May 2, 1938, in Newton Falls, the daughter of the late Louis Chicko and Mary Ann (Bulvony) Chicko.

She married the love of her life, Philip E. Partin on Nov. 10, 1956, and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until he passed away on Oct. 17, 2017.

Mrs. Partin was a member of St. Thomas More Church in Lynchburg, and was very active in her church activities, the Christian Women’s Club, Newcomer’s Club, and as a volunteer for many other activities.

She is survived by: two sons, Mark (Renita) Partin of Dallas and Dr. Alan (Vicky) Partin of Baltimore; two grandsons, David and Sara Partin of Baltimore, and Michael and Abby Partin of Harrisburg, Pa.; one sister, Patt Dubos of Newton Falls; and one great-grandson, Andrew James Partin.

Preceding her in death was her parents; husband Philip; one son, David Lee Partin; and two sisters, Betty Jean Sheely and Carol Sheldon.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls with funeral services to immediately follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m.

Marilyn will be laid to rest beside her husband, Philip at St. Joseph Cemetery in Newton Falls.

The family requests that any remembrances be made to the St. Thomas More Church Building Fund, 3015 Roundelay Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502, in memory of Philip and Marilyn Partin.

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

Family and friends may visit to view Marilyn’s obituary online or to send condolences to the family.


BOARDMAN - Darlene A. Czarnecki-Bruderly, 46, died Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

She was born Aug. 11, 1971, in Youngstown, a daughter of Andrew and Dora (Billock) Czarnecki and was a lifelong area resident.

Darlene was a graduate of Youngstown State University and had worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Malys in Cornersburg. She enjoyed traveling, vacations and especially opening her home to entertain friends.

Besides her husband, Jeff Bruderly, whom she married May 19, 2007, she leaves her parents of Boardman; her brother, Jerry (Lisa) Czarnecki of Perkasie, Pa.; an aunt, Thersa Czarnecki; an aunt and uncle, Claude and Laverne Obenauf; two nieces, Sabrina and Stephanie; a great-niece, Kennedy; two great-nephews, Mason and Christian; and many friends who dearly loved her. She also leaves her two beloved pets, Wes and Araya.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Czarnecki.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday.

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LORDSTOWN - Corey Dennis Brown, 27, passed away at his aunt’s home on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

He was born on March 2, 1990, in Warren, the son of the late Vona Diana Brown.

Corey lived in Lordstown for the past 3 years and was formerly of Lake Milton. He worked as a Meat Department Manager at Wal-Mart in Austintown for 2 years.

Corey graduated from Jackson Milton High School in 2008, and also got his Associate degree in Criminal Justice from Fortis College. He enjoyed going to concerts, camping, playing video games, and watching the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians.

Corey was preceded in death by his mother, Vona D. Brown, and his grandparents.

He is survived by one halfbrother, Joshua Love of Toledo; many aunts and cousins; and his girlfriend, Christine Wilson of Newton Falls.

Calling hours will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Nathan Bacorn officiating the service. Cremation will follow. Corey will be laid to rest beside his mother, Vona, at Vaughn Cemetery in Lake Milton.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations please be made to the Trumbull County Mental Health & Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Rd. SE No. 201, Warren, OH 44484 in memory of Corey Brown.

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

Family and friends may visit to view Corey’s obituary online or to send condolences to his family.


NEW SPRINGFIELD – Floria A. Thomas, 69, passed away Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boardman.

Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Sewickley, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael and Lina DeSimone of Ambridge, Pa.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 35 years, Joseph Thomas Jr.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Jennifer Thomas, Michael and Caitlyn Thomas, and Mark and Dana Thomas; two grandchildren, Olivia and Noah Thomas; a sister, Wanda DeSimone; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hector and Melanie DeSimone, and Vincent and Sylvia DeSimone; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tatalovich Funeral Home Inc., Center Twp., 3475 Brodhead Road in Monaca, Pa.

Family and friends will gather Saturday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 108 Dithridge St. in Pittsburgh, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m., with Fr. Adam Verona, officiating.

Entombment will follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Aliquippa, Pa.


YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be at noon on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at the Heavenly Place Church of God In Christ, 1350 Katherine Ave., for Mrs. Louella “Lou” Harmon, 81, who entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mrs. Harmon was born July 6, 1936, in Hemingway, S.C., a daughter of R. Pringle and Martha Woodberry, and was raised by her stepfather, Troy Leggett.

Mrs. Harmon had been employed with St. Elizabeth Health Center, retiring after over 30 years of service.

She was a member of the Holy Temple Church of God In Christ, its Mother’s Board, Culinary Ministry, Nurses Guild, outreach ministry, president of the Pastor’s Aide, and sang with a gospel group. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes. Louella enjoyed cooking, shopping, and spending time with her loving family.

She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her peace, her children, Hiran (Yvette) Woodberry Sr., Dawna (Rudy) Echols-Snipes, Evangelist Regina Harmon, Deaconess Roberta (Min. Michael) Geathers and Evangelist Lovella Harmon, all of Youngstown; three stepchildren, Robert (Allison) Harmon Sr. of Troy, Mich., Min. Marcia Walker of Youngstown and Zeffie Harmon of Tampa, Fla.; two godchildren, Evangelist Veranda Willingham of Columbus and Kimberly Benson of Youngstown; 24 grandchildren (whom she helped to mentor); 45 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harmon, whom she married in 1962 and who passed away in 1970; her sisters, Bessie Mae Bell, Byotha May, Saddie Mae Williams, Virginia Leggett, Creola Davis; and her brothers, Cooper Woodberry, Early Woodberry, Floyd Leggett, Albert Leggett, Robert “Mac” Leggett, Roy “Forest” Leggett and Julius “Bub” Leggett.

Friends may call on Monday, from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.


GIRARD — Edward Eugene Cornwell Jr., 63, entered into eternal life at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at 8:08 p.m.

Edward was born on Feb. 26, 1954, in Youngstown, to the late Edward and Mary V. (Cooksey) Cornwell Sr., and was a lifelong resident of the valley.

He was a 1973 graduate of North High School, and made his living as a steel worker for Republic Steel Industries, and Valley Mold and Iron Corporation.

Edward was an outstanding athlete in his glory days, and was inducted into the North High School Hall of Fame in 2016 for his sportsmanship on his high school football team.

He also enjoyed cooking, fishing, and hunting. Above all else, Edward was a family man, who enjoyed making his loved ones happy with his amazing spirit.

Furthermore, he was a devout man of God, a daily reader of the Bible, and an active member of countless local churches.

Edward leaves to cherish his precious memories, his dearest wife, Mary H. (Jennings) Cornwell of Columbus; his two sons, Edward Cornwell III of Cleveland, and Stephen Cornwell of Cleveland; his beloved daughter, Felisha Cornwell of Columbus; his brothers, Arthur (Barbara) Cornwell of Youngstown, Sidney Cornwell of Youngstown, and Joshua Cornwell of La Mesa, Calif.; his sister, Ursula (Wendell) Dansler of Youngstown; as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other beloved family and friends.

Edward was preceded in passing by his parents, as well as his sister, Delores Jackson.

Edward’s family has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Blvd. in Youngstown.

Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 1 to 2 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m.


NEWTON FALLS - John Milan Luketic, 90, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at his home.

John was born on July 25, 1927. in Library, Pa., the son of the late Anton Paul and Katarina O. (Kokot) Luketic.

John married the love of his life, Ann Elizabeth Singer on Sept. 16, 1951, and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage together.

John served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corps 145 Airways and Communications Unit, serving during World War II from 1945 to 1947. He had lived in Newton Falls all of his life.

He worked for Newton Falls Exempted Schools as a school bus driver for 23 years, retiring in 1990. John also worked part-time for Nussle’s Greenhouse Florist for over 50 years. John was the president of the Newton Falls School Employee’s Union. John was a member of the Warren Ohio Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he was a Elder. He enjoyed bowling with the Golden Agers at Freeway Lanes, music, gardening, and having coffee with the guys at McDonald’s.

John did the Croatian Radio Hour on WNIO for over 30 years, and also WKTX Christian Talk Spirit Alive Program. He was a Cub Scout Master & Boy Scout Master for Troop No. 69 when his kids were growing up. He was a member of the CFU Lodge No. 614 for over 50 years.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Anthony Luketic.

He is survived by his wife, Ann E. Luketic of Newton Falls; one daughter, Ruth Luketic of Columbus; five sons, Erich and Dianna Luketic of Leavittsburg, Karl and Patricia Luketic of Maumee, Kurt & and Patricia Luketic of Columbus, Mark Luketic of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Peter Luketic of Novi Sad, Serbia; one brother, Walter and Norma Luketic of Newton Falls; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Andy Clark officiating the service. The family will receive friends for calling hours two hours prior to service time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. John will be laid to rest at Newton Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations please go to the Warren Ohio Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1645 North Rd. NE Warren, OH 44483 in memory of John M. Luketic.

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

Family and friends may visit to view John’s obituary online or to send condolences to the family.


CAMPBELL – Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, with Pastor Matt Ferguson officiating, for Nilda Y. Ortiz, 57, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, at her home.

Nilda was born Nov. 26, 1960, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the daughter of Oderto Matias and Nilsa McCabe.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Rocky; children Dennis (Sandra) Cortes of New York and Anthony Matias of Campbell; three grandchildren, Josiah, Jeremiah and Christian; and sisters Gitty, Jenise, Gysel, Gianna and Odergys Matias and Maria Zorrilla all of New York; and a niece, Judany Zorrilla also of New York.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her aunt, Lucia G. Calderon.

The Ortiz family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the 1:30 p.m. funeral service.

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PARTIN, Marilyn Louise, 79, of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Newton Falls; visitation Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
CLARK, Shirley A. Sadler, of Rogers; Woods-Rettig Funeral Home in Leetonia.
BROWN, Corey Dennis, 27, of Lordstown; calling hours Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
WILSON, Harry J., 67, of Warren; no calling hours; Staton-Borowski Funeral Home.
FOGLE, Wayne W., 57, of Youngstown; Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home.
RESE, Margaret “Kathy,” 69, of Howland; no calling hours; Staton-Borowski Funeral Home in Warren.
JOCOLA, James, 88, of Niles; calling hours Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Stephen Church; Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
LUKETIC, John Milan, 90, of Newton Falls; calling hours Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Funeral Home.