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CAMPBELL – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Lucy Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. Monsignor Peter Polando officiating, for Violet “Vi” Aulisio, 88, formerly of Sixth Street in Campbell, who passed away early Saturday morning at Vista Care Center of Boardman.

Vi was born June 20, 1929, the daughter of Alfonso and Teresa DeFelsibus Bragaloni and was a lifelong resident of Campbell.

She was a 1947 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and after graduation, Vi worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Wansack for many years.

Besides being a homemaker, she was the owner and operator of Teresa’s Villa in Campbell, along with her best friend and neighbor, Mary Facciobene.

Vi was a member of the former St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and it’s Infant Jesus Guild. She was also a member of the Mothers March of Dimes and the Mahoning County Ladies Democratic Club.

Vi always cherished the opportunity she had meeting John F. Kennedy at the Youngstown Airport in Vienna, when he was campaigning to become the 35th president of the United States.

She enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing poker and her visits to Mountaineer Casino.

Vi was known for her Italian cooking, especially her calamari and manicotti, which were everyone’s favorites. She always looked forward to Christmas Day, when she prepared a feast for her family, friends and employees.

She was very proud and loved spending time at her restaurant “Teresa’s Villa” in Campbell.

Vi leaves to cherish her memory, her only son and his wife, Tom and Lucy Peters of Canfield; three grandchildren, Tara (Joe) Metzger of Youngstown, Tia Peters of West Palm Beach, and Thomas R. Peters of Canfield.

She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas D. Peters; her second husband, Fred Gallo; third husband, Anthony Aulisio; her brothers, Ben and Albert; and her sisters-in-law, June, Pina and Julia.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Vista Care Center of Boardman and the All Caring Hospice Group for the excellent care they provided.

In lieu of flowers and should friends desire, donations may be made in Vi’s name to All Caring Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Suite B101, Canfield, OH, 44406.

Vi’s family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 394 Tenney Ave. in Campbell.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Vi’s family condolences.

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CANFIELD - There will be services held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel for SueAnne Carter, 84, who passed away Thursday evening.

She was born June 14, 1933, in Youngstown, a daughter of Randall O. and Emma Crowe Detchon.

Sue was a homemaker and had been a secretary for various companies. She was a 1951 graduate of Boardman High School. Sue was a 4-H advisor. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and also liked to bowl. Sue loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Her husband, Harley J. Carter, whom she married April 16, 1953, died Jan. 25, 2000.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Alyceanne (Matthew) Windgate of Canfield; her sons, Mark D. Carter of Salem, Ore., Patrick J. Carter of Avon Lake and Christopher (Alice) Carter of Austintown; her sister, Carol Ivan of Boardman; and her grandchildren, P.J. Carter, Amanda Windgate and Spencer Windgate.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Guardian Angels Hospice, 2641 S. Arlington Road, Akron, OH 44319.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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GIRARD - David C. Foley, 63, passed away Friday evening at Meridian Arms.

David was born Jan. 18, 1954, in Youngstown, son of Arthur J. Foley and Rose (Bigelow).

David was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He was a plumber for Neff Company. He loved motorcycles, especially riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. David’s greatest love was spending time with his family and friends.

His wife, the former Joan L. Vath, whom he married Dec. 11, 1981, passed away Sept. 4, 2005.

David leaves his mother, Rose (David) Greist of Orlando, Fla.; his three sons, Daniel Noday of McDonald, Justin Foley of McDonald, and Brendan Foley of Girard; two grandchildren, Alison Jean Foley and Baxton Noday; a sister, Karen (Ray) Reedy of Canfield; and a brother, Terry (Cheryl) Foley of Austintown.

David was also preceded in death by his father.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Anthony F. Pesce, 46, who died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

Anthony was born Sept. 5, 1971, in Youngstown. He was a son of Richard and Victoria Fortunato Pesce.

He graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. He displayed compassion for everyone and was one of the most loving people on earth. He played soccer throughout his life even at the college level. Enjoying sports, he followed Ohio State football and the New York Yankees.

He is survived by his parents; his brother and best friend, Richard, who together they founded Bracciole Brothers and visited many festivals; his sister, Mandy Bowman; his nephew, Timmy (Sarah) Bowman; nieces Katy Magmore and Giovanna Pesce; a great-nephew, T. J. Bowman; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tony and Tina Pesce and Fred and Victoria Fortunato.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schiavone Funeral Home and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Visit www.schiavonefh.com to share condolences.

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POLAND - There will be prayers at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at the Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Canfield Road in Poland, with Pastor Ken Gifford and Pastor Russ Adams celebrating for Ronald A. Russo, 64, a dedicated, father, husband, brother, and grandpa, who passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

He was born June 16, 1953, in Youngstown, the son of Rocco and Anna (Sikusha) Russo.

“Ron” was a 1971 graduate of Chaney High School and worked for the past 37 years for the Youngstown Fire Department. He was currently serving as Battalion chief. Prior to becoming a chief, he spent the majority of his career on Squad 33. Ron earned several life saving valor and crew awards during his career. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a member of I.A.F.F., O.A.P.F.F., and Y.P.F.F. Local No. 312. He especially enjoyed working with his father and former Youngstown Fire Chief Rocco Russo, and his twin brother, retired Youngstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Rich Russo. He also serviced fire extinguisher and suppression systems for over 30 years.

Ron spent a great deal of time watching his son coach hockey over the past 13 years. As soon as Ron found out he was going to be a grandfather, he put a swimming pool in his backyard. He had devoted the last eight years of his life to his grandchildren. Everything from family vacations, crabbing on the beach, teaching them to cook, and that every animal says “moo.” He also enjoyed cooking and hosting family gatherings.

Ron and Joann’s home was always open to everyone. The family motto was “La Familiga E’Tutto.”

He was a member of the Poland United Methodist Church.

He will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Joann Booher, whom he married Dec. 31, 2004; four children, Rocco Russo (Melissa Singleton), Margaret (Michael) DeNiro, Marie (Jared) Rupert, and Melissa Russo; two stepchildren, Tristan (Kolt) Codner, and Justine (Corey) Keller; twin brother, Richard (Janet) Russo; brother Robert (Debbie) Russo; seven grandchildren, Gavin and Logan Rupert, Dominic, Carmen, Julianna DeNiro, Gianna Russo, and Andrew Codner; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Interment will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions may be made to the Russo family to be distributed amongst Ron’s favorite charities.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Ron’s family.

“It’s a Russo thing, you wouldn’t understand.”

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HUBBARD - There will be a memorial service held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the Corner House Christian Church in Hubbard for Linda J. Slater, 65, who passed away on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House in Poland.

Linda was born Oct. 1, 1952, in Youngstown, a daughter of Philip B. and Elaine H. Hanson Sherwood.

She was a 1970 graduate of Hubbard High School, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Youngstown State University and her Master’s Degree in Education from Mary Grove College.

Linda was a passionate teacher for 30 years with the Hubbard School System retiring in 2017.

She was a member of the Corner House Christian Church, and attended Coalburg United Methodist Church both of Hubbard.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by her family, her husband, Jeffrey W. Slater, whom she married June 28, 1975; her sons, Jason M. (Megan) Slater of Barberton and Jarrod S. (Elizabeth) Slater of Hudson; and six grandchildren Liam, Wyatt, Graham, Maribeth, Lani, and Kalli.

She also leaves her brother, Philip (Karen) Sherwood of Medina, and her brother-in-law, Theodore Rodgers of Atwater.

Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Janice S. Rodgers.

There will be calling hours on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Corner House Christian Church in Hubbard.

Linda will be laid to rest at Corner House Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.

« Sign the guestbook for LINDA J. SLATER.


“Together Again”

AUSTINTOWN - A memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Mary Lou Sedmak, 88, who went home to be with the Lord on, Thursday evening at Austin Woods Nursing home surrounded by her loved ones.

Mary Lou was born on Aug. 15, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Reagan) Paglia.

Mary Lou was a 1947 graduated from Wilson High School. In her free time, she enjoyed playing 500 Bid, bowling, dancing and cooking. Her most precious memories were spent with her family whom she loved and adored.

She is survived by her children, Maggie Sedmak of Boardman, Kathy (James) Burgy of Austintown, Sally (Donald) Hilbert of Austintown, Susan (Robert) Reardon of Boardman, Michael (Kathy) Sedmak of Tipp City, Stanley Sedmak of Youngstown and George Sedmak II of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband and best friend the late George Sedmak, whom she married on June 17, 1950, and he passed away on Jan. 5, 2015, after 64 years of marriage; siblings Russel Slavens, Paul Paglia, and Peggy Vitullo; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Sedmak.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, at the church prior to the services.

Care was entrusted to the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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AUSTINTOWN - Isabelle Leone Tanner, 82, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home.

Isabelle was born in Youngstown, on Jan. 22, 1935, a daughter of the late Ralph Leone and Edith (Leone) Leone.

Isabelle was a wife, mother, and homemaker.

She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and later worked at Playkey Toys and Dowell Schumberger.

Isabelle loved her family dearly and was a loving mom. She was also a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Austintown Congregation.

Isabelle is survived by her children, Heidi Tanner and LeeAnn (Kevin) Brenzovich, both of Austintown, W. Eric (Jeanine) Tanner of Canfield, and David Tanner of Austintown; grandchildren Aimee (Jason) Crum of Austintown, Shelby Brenzovich of Austintown, Lauren (Matthew) Edmunds of Canfield, Garrett (Sarah) Tanner of Canfield, Brooke (Nathan) Perry of Austintown, Abigail Tanner of Niles, and Isaac Tanner of Kinsman; and sister Benita Ontko of Pickerington.

Besides her parents, Isabelle was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, William Edward Tanner, who she married on Feb. 12, 1955; her infant daughter, Isabelle; and sister Margaret Kaminski.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 440 N. Four Mile Run Road, Austintown, OH 44515, from 2 p.m until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m.

Arrangements by the Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat Inc.

Visit www.cremateohio.com to send condolences to Isabelle’s family.

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