VICTOR V. VLAD, 76 Owned fur shops in NYC, Youngstown

BOARDMAN -- Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, Youngstown, for Victor V. Vlad, 76, of 8088 Forest Lake Drive, who died of cancer Sunday evening in Forum Health Beeghly Oaks after a brief illness.
Mr. Vlad was born Feb. 6, 1925, in New York City, a son of John and Rosa Kovach Vlad, and came to the area in 1958.
He was a master furrier for Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas, and owned fur shops in New York City and Youngstown, including Melania Furs, retiring in 1991.
He was a World War II Army veteran with the Second Indian Head Division. He was a prisoner of war and received the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the church and its council, was president of Avram Iancu Union and League in New York City, and a member of Executive Toastmasters. He was a life member of CCM International, a Romanian organization, Legion of Romanian American Volunteers, Romanian-American Pensioneer Club and Romanian American Seniors Club. He had attended college in New York City.
Besides his wife, the former Melania O. Opritza, whom he married June 5, 1949, he leaves a son, Victor J., and a daughter, Elizabeth Vlad, both of Boardman; and two granddaughters.
A sister, Valeria Victoria Vlad, is deceased.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home and one half-hour before the service Wednesday in the church. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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