CANFIELD - A prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church for Sandra Kay Coman, who died Wednesday morning at the Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by her family.
Sandra was born Aug. 10, 1952, in Youngstown, to Charles and Joanne (Murphy) Kay.
She was a 1970 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and worked as a unit secretary at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center for over 40 years. Sandra was a huge Cardinal Mooney fan and loved attending football games, boating on Berlin Lake, watching game shows, making candy, baking, cooking and going out to eat. Most of all, Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family.
Sandra is survived by her husband, Ron Coman, whom she was married to for 33 years; a son, Matthew Coman of Canfield; a daughter, Katie Coman of Boardman; two stepsons, Eldon Ronald Coman Jr. of Liberty and Michael (Joy) Coman of Liberty; a brother, Chuck (Mollie) Kay of Boardman; two nephews, Patrick and Matthew Kay; niece Carolyn Kay; and seven stepgrandchildren, Aryn, Alec, Zachary, Carter, Jacob, Ryan, and Olivia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Daniel Charles Coman.
Family and friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.
COITSVILLE - There will be funeral services today, Aug. 30, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Lowellville Christian Church, 44 E. Wood St., Lowellville, for Vivian Kay (Ervin) Copanic, 77, who died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her residence, after suffering from a long illness with her family by her side.
Vivian was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Butler, Pa., to Clair Franklin Ervin and Daisy Mae McCullough Ervin, who preceded her in death.
She loved English horseback riding, sewing, ceramics, sculpturing, painting, gardening, canning, taking care of her family and church was the biggest part of her life. She went back to school and received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Youngstown State University in 1991.
What Vivian valued the most in her life was her Lord and she wanted to share him, not only with her family, but with others as well. She spent a total of 45 years as a Sunday school teacher, spread over three area churches. the first being the First Baptist Church in Hubbard, then the Grace Baptist Church in Youngstown, and finally, the Lowellville Christian Church, where she had been a member for more than 35 years.
The world she left behind is a better place because of her. She leaves behind to honor her memory, her husband of 57 years, Eugene Copanic of Coitsville; her children, Eugene (Karen) Copanic Jr. of Seminole, Okla., Clair Franklin (Tina) Copanic of Canton, Vicki (Carl) Peffer of Campbell, Chet Copanic of Coitsville, and Angel (Joseph) Romeo of Boardman; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; Vivians identical twin sister, Viola (Ervin) Bollinger of Naples, Fla.; two brothers, Larry (Cheryl) Flatt of South Bend, Ind., and Wayne (Michelle) Flatt of Pittsburgh; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends; and many brothers and sisters in Christ. God gained a beautiful soul and she will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends may call today, Aug. 30, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m.. at the Lowellville Christian Church.
Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Richard Felger, 81, passed away the evening of Aug. 25, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Sept. 7, 1932, in Edinburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Merlin and Elizabeth Leeper Felger. Also preceding him in death was his beloved wife, the former Shirley Olenick, who passed away on June 6, 2005.
Richard retired as a police officer for the City of New York. He also served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Richard was a member of the German Club, Johnson Club, and NRA.
Richard is survived by his children, Richard Felger and wife Cathy of Tampa, Fla., Michael Felger and wife Patrice of Mt. Jackson, Pa., Susan Carroll of Bessemer, Pa., Karen Pogozelic and husband Bernie of Chewton, Pa., and Laura Larsen and husband Keith of Rocky Point, N.Y.; brother Ronald Felger of California; and 10 grandchildren.
There were no calling hours, and services were private.
Interment took place at Graceland Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Guido J. Guy Troggio, 91, passed away the evening of Aug. 26, 2014, at Edison Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on Jan. 22, 1923, in Mohawk, Pa., he was the son of the late Fortunato and Romana Bondi Troggio.
On Sept. 6, 1946, he married his beloved wife, the former A. Jane Iatonna, and the two spent 60 wonderful years together, until she preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2006.
After over 45 years of working, Guy retired as a partner and Vice President of Davis International Construction Company. He belonged to St. Joseph the Worker Church. He also previously served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force as a B-29 and B-17 pilot. Even after his military service, Guy loved being a pilot. He enjoyed boating, bocce, and playing his harmonica, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
Guy is survived by his sons, Larry Troggio and wife Charlene of New Castle and Thomas Troggio and wife Connie of Cave Creek, Ariz.; sister Margaret Copple of New Castle; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee and Reggie Troggio.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle.
The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home. A procession will leave the funeral home Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church.
Interment will take place at Castleview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.
ROYERSFORD, PA. - Roy S. White, 81, formerly of Columbiana, Lady Lake, Fla., and North Huntingdon, Pa., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Phoenixville Hospital.
He was the husband of Nancy (Lyons) White.
Born in Frank, Pa., he was a son of the late Robert and Ethel (Thompson) White.
A graduate of McKeesport High School, he continued his education at Grove City College, receiving his B.S. degree in Metallurgy.
Roy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a manager for US Steel, McKeesport, Pa., and retired from Pittsburgh Tube in Darlington, Pa.
Mr. White was a member of the McKeesport Lions Club and the Fairfield Ruritan Club in Columbiana. Roy enjoyed keeping up with financial news and the stock market and played an occasional round of golf.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Dr. Beth White (Randy Fugate) of Holland, Pa., Arlene Bianco (Bill) of Lower Pottsgrove Township, Pa., and Amy White of Boise, Idaho; five grandchildren, Ryan Fugate, Michael, Briana, Christopher and Nicholas Bianco; and son-in-law Michael Knak.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca White; his brothers, Robert and Paul White; and his sister, Ruth Bobnar.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, Pa. The Rev. Barry L. Moyer will officiate.
Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Please visit www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
BROOKFIELD Frank Joseph Yantol, 90, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 23, 2014, at OBrien Memorial Health Care in Brookfield.
Frank was born in Youngstown, on Oct. 29, 1923, the son of Florian and Regina Yantol.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at Youngstown Sheet and Tube. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the lottery, working in his yard, and tinkering with his car.
He will be missed by his two stepchildren, Thelma (Kenneth) Gamble of Brookfield and William J. Stickel Jr; and stepgranddaughter Valerie (Thomas) Stump of Northfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Martha Yantol; one sister; and one brother.
Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown at a later date.
Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Franks arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel in Brookfield.