NILES Millard Paul Cayavec, 79, passed away Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
He was born in Yellow Dog, Pa., June 27, 1934, a son of William and Katherine (Magamore) Cayavec.
He graduated from Worthington High School in Worthington, Pa., graduated from Youngstown College with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Millard worked as a supervisor at McDonald U.S. Steel for many years, before retiring on Aug. 1, 1997. After retirement, he worked as the office administrative for his son, Dr. Paul Michael Cayavec. He was a member of Our Lady Mount Carmel Parish and Knights of Columbus in Niles. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading books, watching and listening to sports on the radio, and loved going to Mountaineer and Vegas.
He will be missed by his two sons, Dr. Paul Michael Cayavec and Jeffrey Paul Cayavec of Niles; one grandson, Jeffrey Joseph Cayavec of Niles; two brothers, William (Marcy) Cayavec of Florida and Thomas (Judith) Cayavec of Howland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carmella (Naples) Cayavec, whom he married on May 2, 1959; and one sister, Mary Jane (Frank) Horvat.
Funeral services will be held for Millard at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, located at 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, officiated by Father Lavelle.
Friends and family may call on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel at 415 Robbins Ave. Niles, OH 44446, located next to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.
Interment will take place at St. Stephens Cemetery in Niles.
Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
EDINBURG, PA. Mrs. Anna Marie DiFusco, 97, passed away on the morning of April 19, at her daughters home.
Anna was born on Feb. 22, 1927, in Hillsville, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Esposito Sackin.
Anna married the late Thomas DiFusco on Sept. 27, 1952.
Anna Marie was a faithful member of Christ the King Parish and had attended St. Lawrence Church. Anna continually worked up until several years ago. She worked at Shenango China, Hills Department Store, Treasure Island (shoe department manager) and most recently, she was the friendly smile as a Wal-Mart people greeter.
Anna Marie leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Robert Peterson of Edinburg, with whom she made her home and her cherished granddaughters, Amanda and Marissa, who where everything to her.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; husband Thomas; son Andrew; sisters Phyllis Aller and Mary Lambiase; and brothers Andrew, Tony and Marshall Sackin.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, Pa
A Mass for Anna Marie will be held at Christ the King Parish, St. Lawrence Church in Hillsville at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Anna will be laid to rest at St. Lawrence Cemetery
VIENNA - William Bill F. Haynie, 72, entered eternal peace at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, while at home and surrounded by the love of his family, following a brief illness.
Bill was born Dec. 8, 1941, at home in Masury, a son to Abraham and Laurabelle (Rickert) Haynie.
A 1959 graduate of Brookfield High School, he furthered his education at the University of Virginia and Youngstown University, where he studied Business Administration.
He married the love of his life, Georgia Gray on Aug. 22, 1964, and together they started a family.
Self was forgotten the day that Bill left his home to defend our countrys freedom, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His assignment was in the United States Special Intelligence Security Agency, serving stateside as well as in Korea, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
Following his honorable discharge, he supported his family working as a supervisor at the Packard Electric Warren Plant of General Motors for 28 years before his retirement.
Bill was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, where he served as Trustee, Youth Advisor, and on numerous committees of the church, was raised as a Master Mason in 1971 by Western Star No. 21 F&AM, Youngstown, Charter member of Copper Penny No. 778 F&AM, Vienna, where he was founding member of the Copper Penny Scholarship Fund, Aut Mori Grotto, served as Co-Director of the Vienna Food Pantry for 10 years, Co-Founder of the Vienna Community Park and Baseball Fields, and IUE CWA No. 717. Together with his wife, they were the 2001 recipients of the Big Brother/Big Sister of the year award.
In his spare time, he was an avid street rod enthusiast, restored numerous automobiles and traveled extensively to car shows and rod runs with close friends, entertained many hospitalized children and nursing home residents as a Grotto Clown, and prepared and served Swiss Steak Dinners to the public for over 20 years to help raise funds for his church.
He was a devoted husband to his beloved Georgia; proud father to his children, Michelle Lynn Johnson and her husband, Jeffrey, of Boulder, Colo., and Brent William Haynie and his wife, Letizia of Durham, N.C.; adored his grandchildren, Michiko Haynie, Calder William Haynie, Evelyn Johnson, and Annika Johnson; and respected his sisters, Shirley VanSlyke of Masury, and Flora Smith of Brookfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Rose Moffett.
A time of gathering to honor Bills life will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vienna U.M.C., concluding the evening with a Masonic Service. beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, his celebration continues with a service at the church, where an additional hour of calling will be observed from 10 to 11 a.m.
He will be laid to rest with his family in the Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Due to allergies, the family has requested that no flowers be sent or that those attending wear no cologne or perfume.
Material contributions can be made to the Copper Penny Lodge, P.O. Box 551, Brookfield, OH 44403, or to the Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44484.
Coordination of this tribute for Bill will be presented by Daniel Briceland of the Briceland Funeral Service LLC, Brookfield.
YOUNGSTOWN Thomas R. Schmidt Jr., 23, passed away at his home Thursday morning, April 17, surrounded by his family.
Tommy was born on July 25, 1990, in Youngstown, a son of Thomas R. Schmidt Sr. and Carolyn Spatara.
He was a 2009 graduate of Poland Seminary High School.
He was employed by Meshel MASCO, a workshop for people with disabilities in Boardman, where he loved to work and had many friends.
Tommy loved listening to music and dancing. He loved the outdoors, mowing the grass, riding his bike, or just sitting outside drinking his pop. He was involved in the Special Olympics and excelled on their baseball team.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory, his mother, Carolyn and stepdad Chris, with whom he made his home; his father, Thomas of New Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Edith Galano of Boardman; his siblings, Angela, Alan, Nyki, and Adam, all of Youngstown; nieces and nephews, Elise, Christian, Kevin, Emma, Tod, and Annabella; and special friend, Mindy.
Tommy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Helen Schmidt, and maternal grandfather, John Marino.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 11500 Market St., North Lima, and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, with Pastor Joseph Sheely officiating.
Material contributions may be made to the Seederly-Mong and Beck, P.O. Box 1, Columbiana, OH 44408, to assist the family with expenses.
The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or to send private condolences.
CORTLAND Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Paul Fredrick King, passed suddenly and unexpectedly on April 19, 2014, in the emergency room of St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
Paul was born on Feb. 15, 1948, in Warren, the son of Samuel and Pauline Wysenski King.
Paul obtained his formal education in the Newton Falls school system, graduating from Newton Falls High School in 1966. Following his graduation, Paul obtained employment at Rockwell International in Newton Falls, while continuing his education at Youngstown State University. With his determination and his strong work ethics, he was able to graduate from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. He retired from Hubbell Inc. as a division financial controller. With this position, he worked at various locations across the United States.
A chance meeting in 1982 brought Paul and Diana Kuzenko together. The couple were united in marriage on Feb. 5, 1983, at St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church in Warren.
Paul was a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed the beach and traveling. He was passionate about the professional sports teams of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. Paul initiated the Newton Falls summer basketball league and was a player manager for the Newton Falls Merchants, coaching them to the state softball championship. Paul also enjoyed reminiscing and storytelling. An avid reader, he loved to read while relaxing on the beach. Wherever Pauls travels took him, he was always proud to be from Newton Falls.
He was a loyal friend to many and always willing to assist anyone. Paul continued to give to others by his donation to Lifebanc.
Paul attended St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland.
Cherished memories of Paul will be carried on by his loving wife, Diana; his adored daughter, Natalie (Jeff) Parish; his granddaughter, Madeline, who affectionately called him Poppy; his sister, Jill Petrarca; his brother, Lance (Anna) King; as well as his many other extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls, where friends also will be received on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. A service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Reid Lamport officiating.
HUBBARD - There will be a private memorial service held at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Larry R. Murray, 67, who passed away Saturday April 19, 2014, at home.
Larry was born Jan. 2, 1947, in Champagne, Ill., a son of Ivan and Maxine Irvin Combest.
Larry was a 1965 graduate of Girard High School. He was a crane operator for LTV in Youngstown, and WCI in Niles for 33 years and later was a part time truck driver for Macys Department Store. He was a member of the Masury Methodist Church. Larry was an avid golfer all of his life. He belonged to several leagues including the VFW Donnybrook Golf League. Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of VFW Post No. 3767 of Hubbard.
Larry was a devoted family man who will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Janet Hanrahan, whom he married Feb. 15, 1985; his daughters, Shari (George) Kyprianou of Austintown, Carrie (Bart) Goble and Erin (Tony) Gabrovsek both of Warren; and five grandchildren, Lane Goble, Nikolas Kyprianou, Christopher Kyprianou, Luke Gabrovsek, and Brett Goble. He also leaves his sisters, Lydia (Cornelius) Farcas of Austintown, Cara Dunlap of York, Pa., and Becky (Mike) Gilbert of Tulsa, Okla.; and his brother, Joe Combest of Baton Rouge, La.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Murray; and his sister, Iris Taylor.
There will be public calling hours Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
NORTH LIMA - Rose Rappach, 90, formerly of Youngstowns west side, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at The Assumption Village.
Rose was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Bessemer, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena Kozmensky Zemko, and spent much of her life in this area.
She was a graduate of Chaney High School, and became a homemaker who dedicated her life to raising and caring for her family. Rose also worked for a time as a secretary for the Moyers Manufacturing Company.
Mrs. Rappach was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, where she served as the churchs financial secretary. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, baking her delicious apple pies, bowling, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.
Roses husband of 62 years, Steve Rappach, whom she married June 7, 1947, passed away Nov. 9, 2009.
She leaves her son, Richard (Carol) Rappach of Boardman; her daughter, Peggy Rappach of Canfield; four grandchildren, Christopher (Melinda) Rappach, Shaun Rappach, Sarah (Tyler) Booth, and Andrew Bozick; three great-grandchildren, Lilia and Tyler Rappach, and Gracie Ann Booth; a sister, Katherine Lasko of Girard; and a brother, Joseph Zemko of Florida.
Rose will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Rappach was preceded in death by a brother, John Zemko; and two sisters, Mary Katchmer and Ann Gill.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, and continue at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Interment will follow at the parish cemetery, where Rose will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband.
Please visit www.kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to Rose's family online.
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Holy Apostle Parish, St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, with Father Joseph Rudjak officiating, preceded by a 9 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Mary I. Sadinski, 80, who was carried off by angels to her Heavenly home Thursday evening, April 17, 2014, with her loving family by her side.
Mary will always be remembered and loved for being a dedicated daughter, spouse, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, along with her outgoing personality and strong faith in God.
Mary was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Youngstown, the daughter of John Sr. and Julia (Macso) Mislai.
She was a 1952 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.
Mary was a proud homemaker and enjoyed working part-time for Floral Plus. She always put her family first and they will miss all of her excellent cooking and baking, especially of ethnic foods. Mary was a member of St. Stephen of Hungary Church, along with their Senior Citizen group and also sang in their choir. She was also a member of the SOAR group alongside her husband.
She enjoyed Polka Dancing, but she especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, which were the center of her life.
She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, her beloved husband of over 58 years, Henry S. Hank (Zasadzinski) Sadinski, whom she married July 15, 1955; two children, Kathleen (David) Basista of Kent and Robert (Christine Esposito) of Tallmadge; four grandchildren whom she adored, Amy and Kevin Basista, and Bobby and Leah Sadinski; two sisters, Margaret Tarcy of Sharon, Pa. and Julia Italiano of Boardman; and a brother, John Jr. (Jean) Mislai of Girard; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Entombment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Sadinski family.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Marys name to the American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run, Youngstown, OH 44514.
Marys family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to St. Elizabeth Health Center and its entire staff, especially those on the 8th floor, and the staff of Meridian Arms Living Center for all of their excellent care and compassion shown to Mary during her illness, and to the Hospice of the Valley Hospice House staff during her final hours.
STRUTHERS Services will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc. for Ronald D. Summerville Sr., 75, who passed away April 18, 2014, at Hospice House.
He was born on Aug. 7, 1938, in Youngstown, son of the late Clarence and Helen (Davis) Summerville.
Ronald worked as a self employed contractor and at one time was a truck driver for Anchor Motor Company. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, American Mens Association and the Youngstown Acme Club. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He is survived by three daughters, Tina (John) Parrilla of Poland, Michelle Snyder of Struthers, and Paula Summerville of Cleveland; four sons, Ronald (Jen) Summerville Jr. of Lancaster, Gary (Jennifer) Summerville of Reynoldsville, Christopher (Tanya) Summerville of Conway, Ark. and Clint (Peggy) Vest of Conway.; a brother, James (Kathy) Summerville of Liberty; two sisters, Nancy (John) Hrusovski of Youngstown and Karen (Guy Sr.) DePizzo of Liberty; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and Becky Summerville, his long time love and friend. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Paul Jeffrey Snyder, Michael Summerville; and a sister, Gail Wilson.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc., 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers.
Visit www.kirilafh.com to send online condolences.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Phyllis A. Walega, 77, of Highland Ave., passed away the evening of April 19, 2014, at Jameson Hospital.
Born in New Castle on Sept. 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Martha V. Keely Kirkwood.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John J. Walega, whom she married Aug. 20, 1960, and who passed away on April 25, 2003.
Phyllis was a real estate agent since 1990 for Century 21 & Coldwell Banker. Prior to her Real Estate career, she was a Region Manager for 23 years for Stanley Home Products, representing seven states. She enjoyed camping, however her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynda Garcia and her husband, Ernesto of New Castle; her son, John D. Walega of New Castle; and two grandchildren, Cameron D. Walega and Kiana Garcia.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Kirkwood; and step-sister, Nora Kirkwood.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Burial will take place at Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Phyllis honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or the Lawrence County Humane Society, P.O. Box 62, New Castle, PA 16103.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.