POLAND-There will be services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, for Mary E. St. Clair, 87, who died Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mary was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of Charles R. and Vernie E. Davis Hipsley.
Mary was a homemaker. She was of the Protestant faith, having been a member of both Christ United Presbyterian and Westside Baptist Churches.
Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary No. 58 of the Scottish Clan, a past president of Scotia, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Garden Club. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing and also enjoyed baking.
Marys husband, Lawrence S. St. Clair, whom she married Sept. 14, 1946, died July 4, 2002.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Diane (Bob) Constance, and Nancy (Dave) Laverock, both of Boardman, and Twila (Bill) Harker of Poland; her sister, Geny Boyd of Bedford, Pa.; her grandchildren, Eric (Cindy) Constance, Megan Laverock, Alicia Harker and Ian Harker; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, prior to the service.
Memorials in Marys name may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
GIRARD David E. DiPiero, 92, died on April 15, 2014.
Mr. DiPiero was born in Youngstown, and grew up in the Briar Hill neighborhood, and was a graduate of The Rayen School.
During World War II, he was a member of the 94th Infantry, and fought in France, Czechoslovakia, and Germany.
Mr. DiPiero married the former Pauline Vallareo on Sept. 3, 1947. They were married until Mrs. DiPieros death in 1998.
Mr. DiPiero received his bachelors and masters degrees from Kent State University, and taught at Girard High School for 30 years.
He is survived by his son, Richard and daughter-in-law Dorothie of Columbus, and their children, Mark and Joseph, also of Columbus, and Gina, of New York. Mr. DiPieros son, Thomas, lives in Rochester, N.Y.
There are no services planned. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
Friends wishing to remember Mr. DiPiero may make a gift to the Alzheimers Association.
CLEVELAND Ruth Lillian Davis, 93, died April 23, 2014 in Cleveland.
She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard; devoted mother of Gerald (Barbara) Davis of Las Vegas, Ada (Leon) Wilneff and Lynne (Stephen) Dellinger of Glenside, Pa.; loving grandmother of Eric and Randy Davis, Jennifer (Erik) Pekar, Daryl (Shweta) Pearlstein, Heidi (Richard) Feuerman and Bradley Dellinger; and loving great-grandmother of Bryan Pekar, Noah, Kira and Annika Pearlstein and Ilana Feuerman.
Services will be held at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights, today, April 25, at 11 a.m.
Graveside services and interment will take place at the Ohev Tzedek Cemetery, 4260 Tippecanoe Road in Boardman, at 1:30 p.m. today.
Following interment the family will receive friends at the Wilnef residence, 253 Burwick Road in Highland Heights on Saturday evening and Sunday.
Contributions are suggested to Hadassah (www.hadassah.org) or to the Ohev Tzedek-Shaari Torah in Boardman (www.ohevtzedek.org).
BOARDMAN - There will be a funeral service at noon Saturday at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, Boardman, for Herbert L. Fike, 56, who passed away suddenly Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Herb was born Aug 15, 1957, in Detroit, the son of the late Marge Fike and has been an area resident since the late 1980s.
He graduated from Coleman High School in Coleman, Mich., and received his bachelors degree from Central Michigan University.
Herb worked as a Manager at Pizza Hut restaurants. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, cooking, listening to music, and watching Michigan football. He was always helping others, whether it was his family, friends, or strangers. He liked to assist those in need, including his final donations to the Life Bank.
He was a devoted husband and wonderful father and grandfather who loved to spend time with his family.
He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, Tracy D. (Andrews) Fike, whom he married on Aug 16, 1980. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his two daughters, Kristina (Vincent II) Atwood of Boardman, Pamela (John) Datko also of Boardman and his four grandsons, Justin, Vincent III and Christopher Atwood of Boardman, and Ethan Datko also of Boardman.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that any monetary donations be made to the Herbert L. Fike Memorial Fund at any Huntington Bank.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, or 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
NEGLEY - Charles Richard Ferren, 72, died on April 23, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born on April 19, 1942, in Canton, a son of the late Donald Ferren and the late Iva Malcuit Ferren.
He was a 1961 graduate of Tusky Valley High School. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 290 of Columbiana. He was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in East Palestine and the Lake Tomahawk Sportsman Club. He worked as a purchasing manager for 25 years at International Mill Service in Pittsburgh. Chuck was a Mahoning County 4-H advisor for 17 years and served on the advisory board. He actively served on the Board of the Lake Tomahawk Property Owners Association for nine years. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Kisha Ferren, whom he married on May 16, 1964; a daughter, Renee (Scott) Slocum of Huron; two sons, Donald (Barbara) Ferren of Matthews, N.C. and David (Kristin) Ferren of San Marcos, Calif.; three brothers, Frank (Caryle) Ferren of Daytona Beach, Fla., Gary Ferren of Beach City, and Donald (Wanda) Miller of Carrollton. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Elizabeth and Allison Slocum, Clara and Janie Ferren, and Jason, Jessica and Andrew Ferren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Columbiana with the Rev. Christopher Cicero officiating, where military honors will be performed by the Benjamin Firestone Post No. 290, American Legion.
Private burial will take place at a later date at the Columbiana Cemetery in Columbiana.
Donations may be made, by mail, to the Cleveland Clinic-Heart Transplant Department, PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655 or online at www.giving.ccf.org.
Please visit www.familycareservices.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
NORTH LIMA Ruth I. Hughes, 88, formerly of New Castle, Pa., and Poland, passed away the morning of April 23, 2014, at Assumption Village Nursing Facility in North Lima.
Born Jan. 19, 1926, in New Castle, she was a daughter of Reuben and Florence Steele Salmon.
She was preceded in death on Sept. 9, 2007, by her husband of 59 years, David K. Hughes, whom she married Aug. 17, 1948.
A graduate of New Castle High School, Ruth was a homemaker, taking care of her husband and their two children.
She enjoyed volunteering for the American Red Cross and liked collecting ceramic frogs.
She was a member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her two children, daughter Gail C. (William) Sanders of New Castle, and son David G. (Martha) Hughes of Boardman; one sister, Cynthia Hayes of Ocean View, Del.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Pete Salmon.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m., on Saturday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A service will take place Saturday at 2 p.m at the funeral home and will be officiated by the Rev. Richard Noble of Washington Union Alliance Church.
Burial will be at Castle View Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Western PA, 100 Station Square Drive, Suite 1950, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
Visit www.cunninghamfh.com to view this obituary and to send online condolences.
BOARDMAN A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dominic Church Monday, April 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. for Dolores Dee Lillo Hughes, 85, who died Wednesday, April 23, at her home.
Dee was born in Youngstown on Oct. 24, 1928, a daughter of Gaetano and Filippetta Fortunato Lillo.
She attended The Rayen School and worked as a bank teller for the Mahoning National Bank downtown, retiring after 27 years of service.
On July 26, 1975, she married James G. Hughes.
Dee enjoyed ceramics, casinos, and dancing. She was proud of Brier Hill and her Italian heritage and will always be remembered as a loyal and beloved member of her family.
Dee is survived by her husband of 38 years; her daughter, Cheryl Michael; stepdaughter Laura Hughes-Hudgins; stepson Greg Hughes; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her brothers Vincent, Ernest J., Charles and Carl G.; her sisters, Josephine Saulino and Violet Zaccone; and her stepdaughter, Jeanette Hughes.
Friends and family will gather Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home and Monday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Spratt and his staff for the years of care shown to Dee.
Contributions can be made in Dees memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit www.schiavonefh.com to share condolences.
BOARDMAN Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church for Alex S. Kollay III, also known as the Candyman. He passed away Thursday morning at Omni Manor.
Mr. Kollay was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Youngstown, a son of Alexander S. and Pearl E. Houser Kollay.
He had worked for U.S. Steel-McDonald Works and retired from the maintenance department with the Boardman Township Police.
Surviving him are his loving wife, the former Georgette DePillo, whom he married Nov. 23, 1961; his brother, Robert J. (Judy) Kollay, and his sister, Carol J. (Richard) Zebrasky, both of Canfield; his mother-in-law, Marge DePillo of Boardman; sisters-in-law Kathy Willig of Youngstown and Maggie (Jim) Naples of Boardman; as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was famous for his tomatoes. He and Georgette enjoyed organizing many bus trips where he was known for telling jokes. He was an avid Browns and Indians fan.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was his father-in-law, Joseph DePillo.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home and on Monday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the church.
A special thanks to Dr. Spratt and Omni Manor for all the loving care they gave Al.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Beulah Temple United Holy Church for Mrs. Ruby Lee Jackson, 88, who departed this life Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Assumption Village Nursing Home.
Mrs. Jackson was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Mt. Sterling, Ala., a daughter of Henry and Willie B. Esa Doss Jackson, and came to the Youngstown area in 1971.
She had worked as a domestic technician and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Holy Church in New Castle, where she served as an evangelist and was on the Mothers Board. She enjoyed reading, especially the Bible, and watching religious programs. Ruby loved shopping, eating out, being with family and friends, and going to church.
She leaves to cherish her memory eight children, Stanley Tidmore of Euclid, Charlia Mae Deloach and Dorothy L. McClendon, both of Georgia, Larry E. Cook of Birmingham, Ala., Glenice Hegler of Mobile, Ala., Rayford Tidmore of Youngstown, Minister Donald L. French of Boardman, and William E. Jackson of Mississippi; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Cuba Lee; and three children, Henry Louis, J.T. Deloach and R.B. French Jr.
Friends may call on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
AUSTINTOWN - Cynthia Ann Kondas, 59, passed away Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at her home following a brief illness.
Cynthia was born March 5, 1955, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna Rakos Kondas, and was a lifelong area resident.
Though disabled, life for Cindy was all about music and the party. She worked at the Meshel Masco Workshop, and made her home for the past four years with Peggy Brink, her caregiver, and also with Terry Hunter for six years through Turning Point Residential, Inc.
Cindy will be truly and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her, and by the many friends whose lives she touched.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a memorial service will follow at 12:30 p.m.
Please visit www.kinnickfuneralhome.com to send condolences to Cynthias family and to view this obituary online.
YOUNGSTOWN - A funeral service celebrating the life of Ms. Rita Jean Morgan, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Price Memorial AME Zion Church. Ms. Morgan translated into eternity Sunday April 20, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care in Boardman.
Ms. Morgan was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Youngstown, a daughter of James and Dorothy E. Lewis Morgan.
She attended South High School and was formerly employed with the Lordstown Division of General Motors from 1977-2007. She was a faithful member of Calvaries Ministries International and loved to travel, crossword puzzles and spend time with her family.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter, Lisa S. Reed- (Antonio) Baker Sr.; her grandson, Antonio V. Baker Jr.; her stepchildren, including Tomeka (Elmer) Wright-Armstrong, whom she reared, Sonya (Tyrone) Colbert, Ernest (Angela) Kilpatrick, Chaney (George "Goldy") Goodwill; her siblings, Janice Morgan-Diehl of Youngstown, Richard "Dickey" (Carolyn) Morgan of Texas, Rebecca (Willie Jr. ) McKinney of Youngstown, Delores Morgan-Bradley of Akron, and Linda (Wilbert) Drayton of Campbell; a host of grandchildren; god children, other relatives and dear friends including the late John T. Wright Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Elder Gerald C. Morgan.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Washington Funeral Home.
The family will also receive friends at the home of Ms. Morgan, 360 Willis Ave., Youngstown.
The calling hours will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Price Memorial AME Zion Church.
Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guest book.
Burial will be in Belmont Park Cemetery.
Ministry of comfort provided by J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.
SEARCY, ARK. Nancy Lynne Sapio, 79, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Searcy.
She was born in Ellijay, Ga., on July 16, 1934, the daughter of Julius and Lellar (Aaron) Weaver.
At the age of 14, she met Nicholas R. Sapio at the Struthers City swimming pool. They dated for years and were united in marriage in June of 1954. They were loving companions for 52 years until his death on Sept. 14, 2006.
A 1952 graduate of Struthers High School, she worked for several years at Pittsburgh Plate & Glass (PP&G) in the Mahoning Valley. She and her family then moved to the Atlanta area where they raised three daughters.
Nancy is survived by three daughters, Cindy Kilpatrick of Atlanta, Patty Ganus of Searcy, and Linda Campbell of Searcy; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother James Weaver of Freehold, N.J.; brother-in-law Sam Sapio of Diamond Head, Miss.; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Zaluski, Gloria Groner, and Chris McNamara, all of the Youngstown area.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Bill Weaver.
A funeral service was held at the Big Creek Cemetery in Ellijay, Ga.
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BANGOR, PA. - Stella J. Sikra, 100, passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, at New Eastwood Care & Rehab Center in Easton, Pa.
Stella was born in Donora, Pa., Dec. 28, 1913, daughter of the late Paul and Katherine Barcievich.
She was the widow of John P. Sikra, who died in 1982 after 47 years of marriage. Stella lived most of her life in Struthers, Youngstown and Campbell, until moving to Bangor almost 14 years ago. She resided with her only son, John F. Sikra, and wife Anita until a month ago.
Stella enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking and making homemade pierogies at home and for church fundraisers.
She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Bangor, Pa., where she was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. Stella was a sacristan at the former St. Annes Church in Youngstown, for many years. She also helped at the Holy Trinity Church in Campbell.
Stella made beautiful lace Altar cloths. She was a daily communicant for over 70 years.
Stella is survived by a son, John F. Sikra and wife Anita of Bangor, Pa.; five grandchildren, John C. Sikra and wife Alma of Tempe, Ariz., Stephen W. Sikra and wife Karen of Erlanger, Ky., Richard Sikra and wife Kay of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Anne Sikra of Henderson, Nev., and Mary S. Thomas and husband Steve of Chadds Ford, Pa.; 10 great-grandchildren Sara and Sonya Sikra, Kit, Chris and Michael Sikra, Rich, Andrea, and Matt Sikra, and Stevie and Tyge Thomas; nieces Norma Hempstead and husband, Chuck of Lowellville, Evelyn Schepka and husband, Mickey of Struthers, Debbie Lowgren Torrance, Calif., Carol Ann Salvatore of Calif., nephew Robert Cotic of Rogers, special caregiver April Smith and several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews in Ohio.
Stella was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Cotic and Helen Lowgren, and three brothers, Anthony, Paul, and Sam Barcievich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Bangor, Pa., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, with Fr. Stephen Maco officiating.
At Stellas request there will be no visitation. Burial will be at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Portland, Pa.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Village of Johnsonville, Bangor, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 436 S. Second St., Bangor, PA 18013.
BOARDMAN There will be funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, followed by a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church with the Rev. Philip Rogers celebrating the Mass for Anna J. Winebold, 90, who passed away Tuesday evening, April 22.
Anna was born March 4, 1924, in Grampian, Pa., the daughter of Christopher and Catherine (Rowles) Cullen.
Anna worked as Rosie the Riveter during World War II, building airplanes in Niagara Falls. Anna was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Struthers and the St. Monicas Guild at St. Columba Cathedral.
She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had a baby on her lap.
She was a graduate of Curwensville High School.
Her husband, Chester L. Winebold Sr., whom she married Feb. 17, 1945, passed away July 5, 1990.
Anna will always be loved and remembered by her seven children, Diane Lipinsky of Boardman, Deborah (George) Rogers of Poland, Chester Jr. (Rayma) Winebold of Youngstown, Denise Winebold of Boardman, Kevin (Shelley) Winebold of Boardman, Christopher (Michelle) Winebold of Struthers, and Dina (Jason) Evans of Boardman; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Hamilton of Clearfield, Pa. and Alice Wagner of Jacksonville, N.C.; and a brother, Christopher Cullen Jr. of Youngstown.
Besides her husband and parents, Anna was preceded in death by her grandson, Michael Lipinsky; a sister, Mary Louise Carfley; and a brother, John G. Cullen.
Friends may call today, April 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Denise Bobovnyik for her compassionate care and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests any contributions be made to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Annas family.