WARREN Bernice Evelyn DeVore, 80, passed into Heaven from complications of Parkinsons Disease, early Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Cortland Health Care Center.
She was born March 31, 1936, in Chester, W.Va., a daughter of Frederick W. and Pearl E. (Mellott) McGaffick.
On April 11, 1953, she married George E. DeVore, with whom she spent 61 wonderful years of marriage before his passing on Aug. 11, 2014.
Bernice served with her husband for 43 years as Youth and Senior Pastor of churches in Ohio, Indiana, and Louisiana. While serving as Youth Pastor at the First Christian Assembly in Liberty, a weekly teenage group was formed called the A.C.T.S. (Active Christian Teen Session). Out of this group came the vocal musical group The Acts, which traveled and recorded extensively throughout the United States.
Bernice also traveled for many years with the gospel trio The Masters Maids of Hubbard. She was very active in youth and womens ministry and had sponsored and directed many retreats, meetings, and conferences in this area. Bernice traveled to India as a missionary, and along with her husband traveled as missionaries to Haiti.
She is survived by her three children, Kenneth (Tonya Greene) DeVore of Concord, N.C., Gina (Dale) Larrison of Champion, and Lynne (Kevin) Crouch of Garrettsville. She also leaves behind four sisters, Ruth DeLauder, Anna Bailey, Martha Scott, and Katherine Grimes; nine grandchildren; seven grandchildren-in-law; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, George, Bernice was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Jim and Bob McGaffick; and three sisters, Lorna Kiernan, Verna Fergusan, and Ethel Tuttle.
A time of gathering for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at The Fountain Church of God, 12888 St. Rt. 88, Garrettsville.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. DeVore are provided by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren.
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VIENNA Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating, for Lois M. Davis Gallagher, 55, who died Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2017, at Hospice House.
She was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Youngstown, a daughter of Glen E. and Lois M. Starr Davis, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Gallagher, a 1979 graduate of Brookfield High School, received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Youngstown State University in 1995. She was a registered nurse for ValleyCare Northside Medical Center for 12 years and previously had worked for The Cleveland Clinic. Lois was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, the Ohio Nurses Association and the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association. She enjoyed crafts, ceramics, and crocheting, and she especially loved crocheting blankets for babies.
She leaves her mother, Lois Davis of Brookfield; a son, David Gallagher of Vienna; a daughter, Bridget Gallagher of Niles; two brothers, Glen Davis Jr. and Gregory (Tammy) Davis, both of Brookfield; three grandchildren, Rae Lynn, River and Axel; and two special nephews, Donald and Christian.
Lois was preceded in death by her father.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.
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DAYTON John Jack Anthony Gonda, 78, formerly of Youngtown, passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2017, at Bethany Village after an extended illness.
Jack was born in Youngstown on July 3, 1938, the son of John J. and Ann M. (Sinkovich) Gonda.
He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956, where he was active in choir and theater. Jack made his career in procurement, working more than 25 years with General Motors Lordstown, and retiring in 1992. A devout Catholic, Jack was a very active member of St. Christine Parish in Youngstown. He sang in the choir and served as a dedicated volunteer. Jacks best roles were that of devoted husband and loving father.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Theresa E. (Pinter) Gonda. They were married in Youngstown on Sept. 1, 1962. He also leaves behind his three children, their spouses, and four grandchildren, John and Stacey (DeCrow) Gonda and son Benjamin of Findlay; Beth and Scott Schieber, son William and daughter Catherine of Granville; and Amy and Chris Foster and son Ryan of Bellbrook.
Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, Edward J. Gonda, who died as a toddler in 1935.
Family and friends may call today, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Parish, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., with burial afterward at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Bethany Village c/o Graceworks Lutheran Services, 6430 Inner Mission Way, Dayton, OH 45459 or www.graceworks.org/donate/donate-now/.
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LORDSTOWN - John A. Goddard, 60, passed suddenly Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on July 27, 1956, in Canfield, the son of the late Arden and Leah Rickart Goddard. .
John was a hot rod and automotive restoration artist. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren and former member of Campfire Street Rodders and Canfield Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in Boys Scout Troop 20 and the Lordstown Cider Committee and was a graduate of Canfield High School in 1974.
Memories of John will be carried on by his wife, Nancy Stringer Goddard of Lordstown; his son, Vincent Goddard of Lordstown; brothers David (Sherry) Goddard of Canfield and Mark Goddard of Cleveland; brother-in-law Tim (Polly) Stringer of Hebron, Ky.; nieces Danielle and Amy; and nephew Zachary.
Family will receive friends on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Warren, 309 North Park Ave.
Services will be held at the church on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Cann and the Rev. Yesudas (Dan) Devadan officiating. Services of final committal will follow at Lordstown Village Cemetery.
Johns family suggests that friends bring their hot rods to participate in Johns procession to the cemetery.
His family suggest contributions be made in the form of donations to First United Methodist Church, 309 North Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481; or Lordstowns Troop 20, BSA,1206 Ina Drive Warren, OH 44481.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Ave., Warren.
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CANFIELD Patricia Jean Riccardo, 75, passed from this life peacefully at her home on Feb. 25, 2017, surrounded by many members of her loving family.
Patty was born Oct. 29, 1941, in Youngstown, the daughter of Robert and Katherine (Campbell) ONeill.
Her loving husband, Vincent, preceded her in death in 2012.
Patty was a 1958 graduate of East High School in Youngstown. On Feb. 23, 1963, Patricia married her love, Vincent; soon after they bought a small home and began the story of their life. There is not enough space here to tell that story; however, if you would like to know, ask anyone who spent time with them.
Patty devoted her life to her family. While raising her three sons and daughter, her time was consumed with making sure they were cared for. Early on she lived for Friday, the day she could drop them off with her mother and spend the day in a beauty salon and local stores, but as her children grew she sacrificed even that small luxury to attend their school and sporting events.
She was taught by her parents the importance of family values and in turn imparted that belief on her own children. Her home on Kingston Lane was the most crowded home in the neighborhood on any given day, filled with family and friends who would show up oddly enough around dinnertime for one of her meals. She rarely sat at the dinner table to eat as she was busy serving her family and guests, which was fine by her she was happiest serving others.
Once she became a grandmother, her home was transformed into a daycare center/beauty spa where the table was usually covered with play-doh, makeup, art supplies, nail polish, costume jewelry, and Legos.
Her homemade pizzelles and cookies (especially the chocolate chip) were legendary and never lasted long, and even inspired a poem written by her grandson, Ricky, in middle school.
In addition to raising their four children, she worked for 10 years as a cashier for the Santisi family in their grocery stores and retired as a life member of UFCW. She was a member of St. Christine Catholic Church.
Patty is survived by her sister, Delores; and brothers Robert (Linda) and Donald ONeill; sister-in-law and lifetime friend Martha Riccardo; sons Vincent (Colleen), James (Jill) and Stephen; daughter Stephanie (Richard); grandchildren Vincent, Rachel, Ricky, Jenna, Leah, A.J., Nina, and Jace; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
Prayers will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at St. Christine Church.
Material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.
WILLOWICK Joyce (Adamko) Streb, 75, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Feb. 25, 2017.
She was born in Youngstown, Sept. 30, 1941, to the late John and Clara (Krasinski) Adamko.
Joyce moved to Willowick in December of 1969 with her husband, Bill, and her two sons.
Joyce retired as a RN from Lake West Hospital in 2000. She was a member of an organization for nurses known as PERI of Ohio. During her retirement, she enjoyed many things. Her favorite hobbies were reading books, penny slots, playing on the computer, watching the Indians with her husband and most of all being a big part of her grandkids lives. She loved getting together with many of her close friends. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalene and enjoyed helping with the annual festival.
A loving wife, mother, Nana and aunt to many.
She is survived by her husband, William Bill Streb Sr.; her brother, Jim (Andrea) Adamko; her sons, Bill Jr. (Rolanda) and Jim (Debbie) Streb; her grandchildren, Ryan (Kaitlin), Amanda, Lauren and Kenny; along with many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Cutis Blvd. in Eastlake.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 32114 Vine St. in Willowick. Burial to follow at the Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve or the American Cancer Society.
NILES A memorial service will be at noon on Wednesday, at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Mr. Dallas Lee Humphrey Sr., 61, who departed this life on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Humphrey was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Richland, N.C., a son of Louis E. and Mary L. Pollock Humphrey.
He worked for RTT Excursions and was a former member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, an avid fisherman, and an U.S. Army veteran.
He leaves his wife, the former Linda Shivers, whom he married May 28, 1994; children Dallas L. of Washington, D.C., Christopher (AShante) of San Antonio, Courtney and Vanessa both of Youngstown, and Joshua of Valdosta, Ga.; siblings Wilson (Mardessa) of Wilmington, N.C., Donald (Monique) and Michael (Gladys), all of Georgia, Kevin (Lou) of North Carolina, Glenda of North Carolina, and Wanda and Jackie (Curtis), all of North Carolina; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clarence and Allen.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.