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STEVE 'FRENCHY' HAWRYLUK

GIRARD - Steve “Frenchy” Hawryluk, 72, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015, at his home following a brief illness.

Steve was born Nov. 29, 1942, in France, the son of the late Michael and Mary Hawryluk. He came to the United States and to Girard with his family as a child.

He was a graduate of Girard High School, and joined the U.S. Army, proudly serving for two years. Steve retired from the General Motors Lordstown plant in 1997 after 30 years of service.

Mr. Hawryluk was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, where he volunteered at the parish bingo games. An avid bowler, Frenchy also worked for a time at Kay Lanes in Girard.

He leaves his wife of 43 years, Arlene Damiano Hawryluk, whom he married Aug. 28, 1971; his daughter, Lisa Hawryluk of Greeneville, Tenn.; his granddaughter, Ashlea Hawryluk of Austintown; and two sisters, Emily Williams of Akron and Janine Douglas of Masury.

Besides his parents, a son, Michael Hawryluk, is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will begin on Monday, June 1, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on North Belle Vista Avenue on Youngstown’s west side.

Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

   Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Frenchy’s family.

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BARBARA JEAN

VICTOR RN, 66

LAS VEGAS - Barbara Jean Victor RN, 66, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

She was born to Frederick and Laura Yuhas, in Youngstown, on Dec. 17, 1948.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 46 years, Howard; and daughter and grandson Lisa and Nicholas Kurak. She also leaves her sisters, Anne (William) Griffiths, Delores (Johan) Didden, Loraine (Russell) Clark; brother John Michael (Gwen) Colucci; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Laura Duke.

She was a graduate of Youngstown State University in 1988. She began her nursing career at Omni Manor. After her move to Las Vegas in 2002, Barbara was employed by Summerlin Hospital Medical Center’s Wound Care Center.

Her true happiness was spending time with her family. Barbara’s sense of humor and quick wit will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She will remain in our hearts forever.

A celebration of her life was held at the Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, 7400 West Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, on Friday, May 29.

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ROBERT E. JAKUBEK

YOUNGSTOWN - Robert E. Jakubek, 83, of the city’s west side, passed away Thursday evening, May 28, 2015, at Austinwoods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Austintown, following a long and fulfilling life.

Robert was born June 1, 1931, in Campbell, a son of the late John J. and Josephine Dukes Jakubek, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1949 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob worked for The International Paper Company for 29 years until he retired, and then he worked for Masonry Materials Plus for 12 years as a warehouseman.

Mr. Jakubek was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, and he was a member of Korean War Vets, Post No. 137 in Youngstown. Bob was also a member of the booster clubs at both Chaney High School and Ursuline High School, and he managed baseball teams in the Mill Creek Junior Baseball League and in the Babe Ruth League, where he led the 13 year-old All-Star team to the State of Ohio Championship in 1973.

Bob leaves his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria “Mitzie” Zitello Jakubek, whom he married May 22, 1954; his son, Robert “Jake” Jakubek of Coconut Creek, Fla.; two daughters, Cheryl (Ken) Latessa of Charlotte, N.C.. and Gloria (Jim) Demetra of Boardman; and five grandchildren, Jana Latessa, K.C. (Elise) Latessa, Jade Jakubek, Bobby Jakubek, and Maddy Demetra.

Two brothers, John and William Jakubek, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 31, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, June 1, at the funeral home, and will continue at 11:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown.

Interment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

The Jakubek family gives thanks to the staff at Austinwoods and to the staff with Crossroads Hospice, for the kindness shown and care given to Bob and his family during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oak Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685; or to St. Brendan Church.

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PATRICK M. LISTE

NILES - Patrick M. Liste passed away peacefully, at his home, with his loving daughters by his side, at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015, after a very long and brave battle with multiple chronic and debilitating medical issues.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1936, at his home at 611 Mason St. in Niles.

In 1940, at four years of age, he went to live in Warren, where, in his school years, he attended Dickey Avenue School, Laird Avenue School, East Jr. High, Harding High and then, subsequently, graduated in 1954, from Warren St. Mary’s High School. He played football at Harding and at St. Mary’s, where he was also cast in their school spring theater.

During junior high and high school, he worked at Muccio Brothers Produce Store, The Stanley Works in Niles, and the Miracle Food Market in Niles.

After high school, he went to work at Packard Electric and then to Republic Steel as an electrical apprentice in August of 1955. In 1957 to 1961, he went into the U.S. Air Force, where he received many accolades for his service in Strategic Air Command. He spent temporary duty time in Alaska, where he worked among the officers that flew the U-2 spy planes, worked on the top secret Sac Doctrine, and was paid extra to operate a theater in Ptarmigan Hall for the B-47 Bomber Alert Forces along with the KC-97 officers and men.

Upon getting his service discharge, he returned to Republic Steel, where he completed the Electrical Apprentice Program. After six months working as a construction electrician, he was asked to be a foreman in the Electrical Construction Dept. He was involved in many new construction jobs that kept the Niles, Warren and Newton Falls (Ideal Foundry) up to date. After several successful years, he went to the Blast Furnace and Coke Plant as an assistant general foreman in electrical maintenance. The Blast Furnace underwent several updates during his tenure and he was there when many iron pouring tonnage records were set.

He was asked to teach at the Republic Steel Education Institute in Niles, where he taught electrical programs for eight years.

He was then put solely in charge of the electrical section of the Warren Cole Plant. After eight years there, he was again promoted to the Electrical Maintenance department of the Niles Plant. There, he was promoted to general foreman of the electrical mill and the bar mill, also sitting in for the Youngstown Plant general foreman, in his absence.

When he retired from Republic Steel, also known as LTV, he was certified to teach a high school program at what is now known as TCTC, where he was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1989 for the electrical programs in the state of Ohio. While at the vocational school, he went to Columbus to assist in writing the Lab Instructional Program book for the electrical programs taught in the state of Ohio. During his third year of teaching, he was requested to assist the professors in teaching the summer program for the certification of first and second year vocational school teachers in Ohio.

He taught for 10 years, then fully retired at age 58 in 1994.

On June 29, 1963, he married Mary Arlene Merlo, whom he had known for many years and had previously dated. They were married for 47 years, until she passed away after bravely fighting cancer for 18 years.

They spent one month honeymooning by traveling by car, in a 1958 Chevy Malibu, through the west hitting St. Louis, Kansas City, Abilene, Kansas, Salina, Wichita, Dodge City, then into Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, then onto Nevada, to visit casinos in Las Vegas, and to the Hoover Dam, then onto Route 66 through the desert to California, where they visited Hollywood, Knotsberry Farm and Disney Land. When they returned home, they settled on North Road in Niles.

Their marriage gave them two daughters, Arlena Marie and Jolene Louise. After living as a family on North Road, they built and moved into a home on Bonnie Brae, and from there, the two daughters were educated from grade school to college. After the girls left, Patrick had a house built in 1998, that was more suitable to Mary Arlene, who by then had begun her battle with cancer.

During the years of his marriage and raising his daughters, he was very active at Mt. Carmel Church as a member of the readers and lecterns, teaching CCD, and the Liturgy committee. He was also chairman of the Bicentennial Flag committee, where he and his wife put on many flag programs in the community, which he then donated these wonderful flags to the Niles Historical Society. He also was on the YMCA board, where he was instrumental in the funding of the YMCA building on Route 422 in Niles. He was president of the Friends of the Library committee for the Niles McKinley Memorial Library.

Patrick enjoyed traveling, and while the children were young, he would always take his vacation from work the last two weeks in August. Though they had many vacation places, Coshocton was his favorite, where they celebrated Canal Days, a historical festival. After retirement, he and his wife were able to travel more and went to California, Kansas, Italy, Myrtle Beach, Arizona, Hawaii, northern National Parks from Iowa to Montana, Las Vegas, and took multiple “daycations” to hot spots in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Through the years, he reconnected with many of his old Air Force buddies and, along with his wife, was able to attend many Air Force reunions throughout the United States and was vice president of the reunion in 2010, that occurred one month after his wife passed away, and in which his daughter, Arlena, went with him in her place.

Patrick loved to garden and when his health began to limit his activity, he enjoyed planting a patio garden. He loved planting his own seeds and started growing them in a plastic heat-tracing cable embedded in the dirt. His seeds were planted at the end of March and were able to thrive even on the coldest day with the cable warming the soil.

He also loved writing Warren Tribune’s “Letters to the Editor.” He was very patriotic, had strong political convictions and opinions and was an avid fan of Fox News.

In his final days, before Patrick lost his ability to communicate, he was able to tell his daughters that he was a success only because of them. Like their mother, family was of utmost importance, through the bad and the good and through sickness and in health.

Left to cherish his memory are, his two daughters, Arlena Rich of Howland and Jolene Booher (Steven Beckman) of Howland; his lady friend, Nadine Pearson of Mentor; and his beloved cat, Liz. He also leaves behind his sister, Mary Theis and her four children, Rick, Sherry, Janice and Lisa; multiple great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew; his brother-in-law, Joseph Merlo (Ginny); and sister-in-law Ceal Merlo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Arlene, who passed away on Aug. 6, 2010; his parents, Joseph and Louise Liste; his wife’s parents, Russ and Lena Merlo; and his brother-in-law, Raymond Theis.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving and compassionate care provided by MVI Hospice and by his private caregivers, Randi, Diane, Kim, Sharon and Brooke. The family also wishes to thank Lane Ambulance Co. “Lift Assist” staff, who were always professional, courteous and efficient.

Per Patrick‘s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any animal charity of your choice.

Also per Patrick’s request, friends and family may visit two hours prior to the noon service on Monday, June 1, which will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, with his lifelong friend, Fr. Thomas McCarthy, officiating.

Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to light a candle, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences.

“I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings.”

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SARA ANN LOPEZ

COLUMBUS - Sara Ann Lopez passed away May 26, 2015, at her residence.

Sara, known as “Sweeta,” was born in Youngstown, April 24, 1994, a daughter to Jeffrey and Carol Carney Lopez. They took a special angel home with Sweeta.

She lived in Campbell and graduated from Salem in 2012. Sara was a student, played soccer, was in the band, and was a cheerleader.

Sara leaves her mother, Carol; brothers Ryan, Michael, Raymond, Anthony, and Daniel Lopez; and her grandparents, Daisy Lopez, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carney.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jeffrey Lopez; and grandfather Raymond Lopez.

A memorial service will be Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home in Youngstown.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of service.

Arrangements are being handled by the Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home.

“Providing the care and comfort your family deserves, at a price your family can afford.”

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JESSE LEE BOLES SR

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - Jesse Lee Boles Sr., 90, formerly of Girard, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Liberty Health Care Center.

Jesse was born March 2, 1925, in Youngstown, the son of Charles and Blanche Boles.

Jesse served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served as a pharmacist mate, serving on Kodiac Island in Alaska. Jesse worked for over 30 years in the steel industry and retired from US Steel, Ohio Works, in 1981.

He married “the girl next door” in 1948, Patricia Ruth Rounsley Boles, daughter of William and Evelyn Rounsley of Girard. They were married for 57 years and she passed away in 2005.

Jesse was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Army Navy, William Farr Masonic Lodge No. 672 of Girard, Scottish Rite of Youngstown, 32nd Degree Mason and Knights Temple of York Rite. Jesse was a member of the Girard First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hall of Liberty.

Jesse was instrumentally involved in raising his siblings, James, Robert, Richard, Nettie and Dorothy.

Jesse leaves his five children, Jesse Boles Jr., Paula Gonsalves, William Boles, Lisa Long, Alan Boles and “The Outlaws,” Sue Boles, Charles Achey, Kathy Boles and Lucille Boles, his private joke.

Doug Long is deceased.

He also leaves 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 1, 11 a.m., at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

Interment will follow at Girard City Cemetery, with military honors.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with a Masonic service to be held at 8 p.m.

The family requests any material contributions be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or woundedwarriorproject.org/donate, in Jesse’s memory.

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