POLAND - Parke S. Bloyer, 88, died Friday evening, March 7, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman.
He was born June 11, 1925, in Denbo, Pa., a son of the late George S. and Ellen Mae (Hyatt) Bloyer.
Parke was a graduate of Charleroi High School in Charleroi, Pa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March of 1943 at the age of 17, serving during World War II. He attended aviation school, radar school, aviation gunnery school, and had operational training in torpedo planes. He joined the VC90, a fighter and torpedo squadron, and served aboard the carrier CVE87, the USS Steamer Bay. While aboard, he served in the invasions of Lingayan Gulf in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Parke had 47 combat missions and was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross and four air medals, flying aboard Navy TBF Torpedo Bomber as radioman, radar operator, and tail gunner. He turned 20 years old in Pearl Harbor when he was on his way home from overseas. Parke was honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy in March of 1946.
Upon his return from the service, Parke enrolled at Youngstown College and received his bachelors degree in business in 1951. He worked as a chief cost estimator and assistant sales manager for the William B. Pollock Company for 32 years. After retirement, Mr. Bloyer worked as a consultant for Alliance Machine for a number of years.
Mr. Bloyer was a F&AM and member of the Youngstown Masonic Lodge No. 615, now Wick Lodge, where he served as Past Master in 1964. Parke was of the Lutheran faith.
He leaves his wife, the former Joycelyn Kish, whom he married Feb. 5, 1949; sister, Shirley Chew of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and granddaughter, Victoria Bloyer of Japan.
In addition to his parents, Parke was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill Virgallito; two sons, Parke S. Bloyer Jr. and Jon Scott Bloyer; and two sisters, Marilyn Hannen and Alverna Bloyer.
A private memorial service will be held for the family. Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman.
AUSTINTOWN - Donald B. Bean, with his family by his side, went to the Lord in peace on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the age of 84.
He was born in Linesville, Pa., on Jan. 26, 1930, to the late Burton and Laura Bean.
Don attended high school in Andover, Ohio, and he went on to serve in the Andover Volunteer Fire Department. On Oct. 1, 1949, he married the love of his life, Donna J. Bean, and spent the next 64 years with her.
In that time, they moved to Austintown, and Don worked for Ohio Edison for 43 years before retiring in 1992.
Don was a tinkerer and a doer that had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed golfing, boating, and NASCAR. Don was an avid deer hunter and he also loved to woodwork. He was also a talented self-taught landscape painter, focusing on lighthouses and barns. Don enjoyed his trips to the casino and Mountaineer Resort, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and his wife.
Left to mourn Dons passing is his wife, Donna J. Bean; his children, Terry (Judy) Bean, Sherry (Darrell) Almasi and Roxanne (Tim) Wisler; his grandchildren, Gina, Rebekah, Shelley, Kari, Brian, Don and Jennifer; his six great-grandchildren; and a close friend of the family, Norb Presby.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers, Robert and Fred Bean.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Vibra Hospital for their outstanding care and support.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.
Interment will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association online or mailed to 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
NILES Robert A. Beuter passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Vista Center at the Ridge.
He was born July 24, 1925, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Raymond C. and Mary Gibbs Beuter.
He married the late Margaret Ann Peg (Neuhann) Beuter in 1945.
After his service with the U.S. Navy, he graduated from Ohio Northern University and worked at the Gray Drug Store in Warren as a Pharmacist. Robert was active with the Boy Scouts of America, and he enjoyed golf and woodworking.
Robert is survived by his son, Robert C. (Alberta Jean) Beuter Sr. of Warren; daughter Elizabeth (John) Brunstetter of Bristolville; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; brother James Jimmy Beuter; and a son, Gary Beuter.
Services will be held at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home Tuesday March 11, 2014, at 11 a.m.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 10, and one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Tuesday.
Interment will be at the Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, Ohio.
MASURY Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, for Robernetta Robin Craft, 42, who died at Sharon Regional Hospital Friday, Feb. 28.
Robin was born Feb. 12, 1972, in Columbus.
She leaves behind the staff and her roommates at New Leaf Residential Services and friends at MASCO at Bev Road Workshop.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
POLAND - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel for Daunita E. Dingey, 79, who passed away Sunday at Hospice House.
Daunita was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Lowellville, a daughter of the late A.R. Tippy and Helen (Hundorfean) Coppola.
Daunita graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She was a workers compensation attorney for Ray Tisone. In her earlier years she did a lot of traveling all over the United States. She had jobs with the IRS and at the Pentagon.
Daunita also loved to visit casinos. Her greatest love was for her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Daunita leaves her two daughters, Elaine (John) Ginnetti of Struthers and Lynn Dingey of Youngstown; two sons, Richard (Debbie) Dingey of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Ronald Dingey of Anderson, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Cheryl (Jason Catone) Ginnetti, Gina Ginnetti, Sheila (Michael) Runyon, Stefanie Dingey (Joshua Swindell), Rachel Dingey, Danielle (Rob Bodnar) Ginnetti, Shawna Dingey, Christian Dingey, Brianna Dingey, and Cody Rivera; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Steven Senich, with whom she made her home in Austintown.
Family friends may pay their respects Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.
Daunitas family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and everyone at Briarfield at Ashley Circle and Hospice House for all of their care.
CANFIELD Funeral services will be today, Monday, March 10, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Home, 65 N. Broad St., Canfield Chapel for Betty J. Kapus, 91, who died early Thursday morning at Hospice House, Poland.
Betty was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Reynoldsburg, a daughter of the late Fred and Luda Lee Tussing.
Betty graduated from St. Lukes School of Nursing in Cleveland in 1947. She was a member of the Canfield United Methodist Church and the Canfield Republican Womens Club and was past state officer of the Daughter of American Revolution (DAR) and a member of Tjaatje Dewitt chapter of the Colonial Dames.
Her husband, Peter J. Kapus, whom she married Dec. 2, 1950, died August 2007.
She leaves two sons, David (Ruth Ann) Kapus of Canfield and William (Holly) Kapus of Worthington; grandchildren Stephen Kapus of Canfield, Kate Kapus of Richmond, Virginia, Carolyn (Richard) Deer of Edison, Ohio, and Michael (Ashley) Kapus of Poulsbo, Wash., and great-grandchildren Alexis and Jacob Deer of Edison.
Besides her parents and her husband, Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Copping.
Friends may call for one hour prior to the service today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
PARMA - Joseph James Kather, 20 months, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Parma Community General Hospital.
Joseph was born June 19, 2012, in Parma.
He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Steven Kather and Charlene Helsel-Kather; his grandparents, Thomas and Susan Helsel of Lordstown and Elaine Kather of Girard; and great-grandparents James and Charlotte Kather of McDonald and Paul and Marion Manchester of Canfield.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Louis and Dorothy Baragona and Paul and Mary Louise Helsel.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Joseph will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the Kather family.
WARREN Dr. Elefterios Tedd K. Markopoulos, 83, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 8:59 a.m. in his home. At the time of his death, the sun was shining and two doves appeared at his window.
He was born July 13, 1930, in Warren, the son of Kyriakos and Chrysanti Markopoulos.
Tedd was a 1948 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He then received a BS Degree from The Ohio State University and graduated in 1960 from The Ohio State University Dental School.
Tedd started his practice in 1961 on Elm Road and retired in 2005 after 44 years. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, and was part of the ground-breaking ceremony for the St. Demetrios Community Center on Atlantic Street. Tedd was also a member of the Warren Lions Club, the OSU Alumni Association, AHEPA, the Corydon Palmer Dental Society and the Cheerleaders for Warren G. Harding and the Ohio State University. He was a Life Guard at the Warren City Municipal Pool. Tedd enjoyed gardening, cooking, swimming and diving, and going to the OSU football games and was avid bowler and golfer.
Tedd served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia J. Markopoulos, whom he married August 25, 1962; his children, Kirk (Karen) Markopoulos of Peidmont, Calif., Palan (Steven) Lussier of Howland, and Kristan (Dan) Quinn of Chardon; six grandchildren, Michelle, Nicole and Gina Lussier, Theodore and Nikolas Markopoulos and Ian Quinn; a sister, Sylvia (Philip) Bardos of Dublin; and a brother, Michael (Beverly) Markopoulos of Niles.
He was predeceased by his parents; son Jon Markopoulos; and a brother, John K. Markopoulos.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Trisagion Service at 5 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, in Warren.
A service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 429 High St. Warren, OH 44481 or to Crossroads Hospice, 9778 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valley View, OH 44125, phone 216-654-9300.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send condolences to the Markopoulos family.
MINERAL RIDGE Robert L. Reeves, 86, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at Hospice House in Poland.
Robert was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Hammond, Ind., to parents Henry and Hazel (Vallendingham) Reeves.
Robert married Maria Via on April 17, 1954, and they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this coming April.
Robert worked as a truck driver for ABF Freight lines, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cleveland. Robert loved collecting a variety of things. He enjoyed gardening and yard work, often cutting everyones grass in the neighborhood.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Maria; daughters Suzanne (Patrick) Landy of North Carolina and Robin Reeves of Mineral Ridge; sisters Alice Bryant of Florida, Joyce Sanchez of Ohio, and Judy Flaegarten of Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m.
Interment will be held at the Kerr Cemetery, Mineral Ridge.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
EAST PALESTINE Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the East Fairfield United Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Carl Richard Roberts who passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, following an extended illness.
Born November 16, 1938, the son of Paul Richard and Mildred Evalena Rhodes Roberts, he spent his childhood working on the family farm and attended East Palestine Schools, graduating in 1956. Voted as the senior most likely to succeed, Carl enjoyed and valued the friendships he made and continued to attend class luncheons and get-togethers until the time of his illness.
Upon graduation, Carl pursued his passion in life, which was automobiles. He briefly owned a gas station before perfecting his craft with auto body repair at Leesons Body Shop. He owned many hot rods in the day and enjoyed doing high quality custom paint jobs. He began working independently in 1960, opening Roberts Auto body at a family building on Heck Road.
In 1962, he married Marilyn Bell, and they enjoyed many wonderful years raising their family until her death on April 18, 2000.
Carl was known far and wide for his quality work and fair business practices. He opened Peace Valley Auto in 1975 and later moved his work across the street opening Roberts Auto body in 1982 until his retirement in 2002. He transitioned to focusing on family, friends and taking care of his home and beloved pet dogs Charlie and Chucko.
Carl is survived by his children, Brett (Stacey) Roberts of East Palestine, Grant (Melissa) Roberts of Negley and Jamie (Steven) Kenneally of Alliance. He is also survived by Juanita Sue Shormann, his loving friend and companion for the last 12 years. They enjoyed day trips and playing cards with friends. Carl is also survived by six grandchildren, Adam, Noah, Alexa and Jeffrey Roberts and Joseph and Jameson Kenneally, along with numerous nieces and nephews and a sister in law, Marjorie Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marilyn Bell Roberts; brothers Harold and Earl Roberts; and his sister, June Leeson Hackett.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family will receive guests on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. in the church chapel with memorial service starting at 11 a.m.
In lieu of money or flowers, contributions could be made in Carls name to Humane Society of Columbiana County, 1825 South Lincoln Avenue Salem, OH 44460.
EAST PALESTINE Virginia Helen Sabo, 89, formerly of Campbell, died Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2014, at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Palestine.
Mrs. Sabo was born May 6, 1924, in Detroit, a daughter of Earl and Pansy Brown Reese. She moved to the Youngstown area as a child and has been a lifelong resident.
She attended East High School and worked for Dollar Savings & Trust for 28 years, retiring in 1979. Mrs. Sabo was a member of the Silver Dollar Gang and the Campbell Senior Citizens. Virginia enjoyed fishing with her husband, John, especially their fishing trips to Canada, and she always enjoyed eating good food.
Her husband, John M. Sabo, whom she married July 1, 1961, died March 13, 2002.
Virginia is survived by her sister, Billie Ann Shaffer of Columbiana; daughter-in-law, Arlene Brand; two grandchildren, Cheri Brand and Chuck Brand; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sabo was preceded in death by her son, Charles D. Brand; and two brothers, Donald and Jim Reese.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the new Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman.
Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
The family suggests that memorial gifts take the form of contributions in Mrs. Sabos name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
STRUTHERS Angelina Sevi, 83, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at her home.
Mrs. Sevi was born March 10, 1930, in Marana, Italy, a daughter of Luigino and Lucia Destafano Digiandominico.
She lived in Italy until 1958, when she and her daughter, Anna, came to the East Side of Youngstown, joining her husband who had come two years earlier. They lived in Youngstown until moving to Struthers in 1972.
Mrs. Sevi was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother and also worked outside the home. Angelina loved cooking and baking for family and friends. She was known for her homemade bread, pasta, meatballs, and sauce. Angelina will always be remembered for her generosity and strength.
She was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers. In her free time, Angelina enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She also enjoyed playing a friendly game of cards with friends and neighbors.
Her husband, Ulisse Sevi, whom she married June 21, 1953, died Sept. 10, 1995. She is survived by her daughter, Anna (Johnny) Doss of Poland; son, Anthony (Barbara) Sevi of Struthers; three grandchildren, John, Maria Angelina, and Ulisse Sevi, all of Struthers; sister, Nazarana Sevi of Italy; two brothers, Dominico (Lucia) Digiandominico and Lino (Angela) Digiandominico, both of Italy; four sisters-in-law, Enis, Ulianna, and Giovanna Digiandominico, and Lucia (Ugo) Donofrio, all of Italy; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, John and Ernest Gino Sevi; and three brothers, Giovanni, Augustine, and Carmine Digiandominico; and brother-in-law, Ugo Sevi.
A prayer service will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church.
Entombment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
BEDFORD Sister Mary Raymond Balash S.C., 96, a Sister of Charity, formerly a Vincentian Sister of Charity of Bedford, beloved daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Suckenik) Balash, dear sister of Julie Fabian and the late Elizabeth, Edward, John, Joseph, Andrew, Steve, Raymond, Frank, Catherine Horvath and Mary Kingure, loving aunt of many, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Retirement Fund of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount Saint Joseph, OH 45051.
Friends will be received Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, 521 Broadway Bedford, 440-232-1441, and Wednesday March 12, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Union Street, Bedford, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Visit www.johnsonromito.com to view this obituary.
CANFIELD Funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Susan Brown at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Canfield United Methodist Church for Jayne L. Watkins, 93, who passed away Thursday afternoon.
Jayne was born July 17, 1920, in Youngstown, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ellen Rochford Parry.
She was an East High School graduate and a member of the Canfield United Methodist Church. Jayne loved to bake and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Her interest in gardening led her to become a member of the Canfield Garden Club.
Her husband, James Paul Watkins, whom she married Nov. 27, 1941, passed away in 1999.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son, William (Christine) Watkins of Davisburg, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Martha Parry of Austintown; four grandchildren, Rebecca (Jessie) Watkins-Pettit, James (Lindsey) Watkins, William Watkins and Whitney Anne Watkins; and two great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Jayne was preceded in death by a son and daughter in law, James (Janet) Watkins; four brothers, Thomas, Robert, Howard and William Parry; and three sisters, Mae Vross, Evelyn Hardie and Margaret Gallagher.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Canfield United Methodist Church.
Material tributes can be made in Jaynes memory to the Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 South Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.