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METRO DIGEST || Cafaro funeral Monday

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cafaro funeral Mon.


Services for Flora M. Cafaro will be at noon Monday in St. Columba Cathedral on West Wood Street. Friends may call there before the service, from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The family requests that material tributes be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Oblate Sisters of Villa Maria, 50 Warner Road, Hubbard 44425.

Cafaro, 58, was the sister of Anthony Cafaro Sr. and John J. Cafaro, and daughter of the late retail magnate William M. and Alyce Cafaro, and served as trustee of the Cafaro Family Foundation.

She died of smoke inhalation Thursday in St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after being rescued from a fire at her home on Stewart Sharon Road in Brookfield.

Tree lighting


The annual downtown Youngstown holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting is set for Dec. 2. The parade will commence at 6 p.m., beginning on East Federal Street and heading west, finishing at Vindicator Square.

The event will include live caroling, food and holiday vendors on Central Square beginning at 4:30 p.m., Youngstown Flea at the DeYor, dueling pianos and a Phantoms hockey game.

The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m., followed by pictures with Santa.

The year’s grand marshal is Suzanne Barbati, president and executive director of Oh WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.

For information, visit

Crandall South tree


The Crandall Park South Neighborhood’s holiday tree lighting will take place at the corner of Ford and Crandall Avenues at 6:30 p.m., with lighting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Participants are asked to bring an ornament for the tree.