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CANFIELD - There will be a funeral service Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home, celebrated by the Rev. Kevin Peters, for Vincent M. Accola, 35, who passed away Thursday afternoon.

Vincent was born Nov. 26, 1980, in New Jersey, a son of Michael and Catherine Bracco Accola.

He attended grade school at St. Charles and graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School. Vincent was a customer service rep in internet sales. He loved spending time with his nephews.

He will be greatly missed by his father, Michael Accola of Canfield; and his sister, Kerrie Accola of Boardman; along with his two nephews, Jordon and Gino Lewis, also of Boardman. Vincent also leaves to cherish his memory his grandmothers, Elizabeth Brady of Columbiana and Catherine Bracco of Struthers, plus several aunts, uncles, many cousins and numerous amounts of friends.

Vincent was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Bracco Accola, who passed in 2008; and his brother, Thomas Woetko.

Friends and family may call from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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FOWLER - Charles Thornton Addicott, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1930, in Warren, the son of the late Ashley John and Mae Thornton Addicott.

Mr. Addicott received his 60-year pin from the Carroll F. Clapp Masonic Lodge in Warren. He was a truck driver for most of his life, having retired from Smith-Transfer in Hubbard. He also was a certified master tree farmer for 25 years, and was a captain of the Fowler Fire Department for 15 years. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States, having traveled through every state in the country but three. He was a member of the North East Ohio Forestry Association, having served in many positions over 40 years.

Charles was an honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran, during peacetime.

Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Frances Ireland, whom he married on Aug. 22, 1951; two daughters, Christine (Franklin) Castle of Kinsman and Teresa (Kevin) Ellway of Cortland; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce Rowland of Warren.

Other than his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his two sons, Todd Charles Addicott and Ashley John Addicott; and his siblings, Richard Addicott and Rachael Avinger.

Funeral services will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 North High St., Cortland, on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 6 p.m., where the Rev. Cynthia Klingemier will celebrate Charles’s life. Family and friends may gather prior to the services at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m.

The committal service and burial will be held at Dugan Cemetery, Fowler Township, in the cemetery chapel, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Susan Francis officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NEOFA Scholarship Fund, C/O Mike Lanave, President, P.O. Box 104, Wellsville, OH 43968.

Please visit www.LaneFuneralHomes.com to view this obituary and send online condolences to the family.

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YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Shiloh Baptist Church for Mr. Sirette M. Alston, 39, who departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Mr. Alston was born July 21, 1976, in Youngstown, a son of David P. and Cora B. Kimbrough Alston.

He was a 1994 graduate of Wilson High School. He had been employed with Sony’s Grill in Cincinnati, Kentucky Fried Chicken and assisted his father as an electrician helper. He was a part of the Sickle Cell support group. He enjoyed reading and video games. In 2007, he was chosen to be in the John Madden Video Game Tournament and ended up as one of the top three contenders.

He leaves to forever cherish his memory, his mother, Cora Alston; his sister, Shantelle (Frederick) Oyako of Cincinnati; his nephew and niece, Ethan Oyako and Hannah Oyako, both of Cincinnati; his honorary brother, Mandy Garrett of Seattle; his most beloved grandmother, Rose Z. Kimbrough of Youngstown; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Iris Y. Alston.

Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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“Together Again”

BOARDMAN - There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, with Chorbishop Michael Kail officiating for Eileen (Stemp) Barkett, 95, who passed away peacefully late Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2016, with her loving family by her side.

Eileen will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her smile and outgoing personality.

She was born May 7, 1920, in Portsmouth, England, the daughter of Peter and Florence (Crocker) Stemp.

She met and married her beloved husband, Thomas J. “Tommy” Barkett during the long six years of World War II. He was stationed in Netley Abbey, Southampton, England, where Eileen was living at the time. They were married in St. Patrick Church, which had been bombed and in ruins, but the priest had a Nissun Hut with an altar erected next to the church ruins. During the six year war, Eileen worked at Follands Aircraft Company, as a statistician in the drawing office, where the great fighter plane, the “Spitfire,” was manufactured. Eileen was proud to be a part in the making of this plane, which helped win the war. On arrival to the United States in 1946, Eileen joined the British War Brides Club and met British girls who had also married U.S. soldiers and they all became very good friends. Eileen always treasured their friendships.

Eileen was a proud homemaker and enjoyed doing crafts, needlework, knitting, writing, gardening, fishing and swimming, but her greatest pleasures were with her family. She always took part in all of her grandchildren’s activities and she loved them dearly. She was a member of St. Maron Church and its pray line, along with being avid football and baseball fan, especially rooting on her favorite team, the Cleveland Indians.

Eileen leaves to cherish her precious memories, her beloved son, Michael Barkett of Boardman; her daughter-in-law, Lynda (Stupka) Barkett of Boardman; two grandchildren, Nycole Barkett of Boardman and Michael Barkett of Poland; sister-in-law Josephine Johns of Michigan; brother-in-law John Barkett of Youngstown; and nephews Peter and Anthony and their families of England; along with many other nieces and nephews in the United States.

Eileen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Thomas J. “Tommy” Barkett, on Sept. 10, 2009; her parents; her only brother, Vernon Stemp, who passed away at only 56 years of age; and sister-in-law Joan Stemp.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., where the Prayers of Incense prayer service will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friends and family may also pay respects on Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2016, from 9 until 9:45 a.m. at St. Maron Church.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made directly to the family, so that may distribute to the charities of their choice.

Eileen’s family would like to give thanks and appreciation to Dr. Charles Wilkins and Dr. Ben Hayek for their excellent and loving care to both Eileen and her husband, Tommy, over the years, along with his fine staff, who treated both of them as friends and not patients.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Barkett family.

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GIRARD - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at St. Rose Church, for Rose M. Martino Bartlomain, 79, who lost her battle with cancer early Friday morning, surrounded by her family.

Rose was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Youngstown, to her parents, Joseph and Carmel DiTillo Martino.

She attended Youngstown College, with a focus in the health field and worked for Park Vista and a veterinary clinic on Belmont Avenue. As a homemaker, Rose dedicated herself to her family, whom she loved very deeply and whom she was very proud of.

Rose was a member of the church, Past Matron of the Sunrise Chapter of the Eastern Star, and president of the Girard-Liberty Kiwanis. She was an avid bowler, who participated in tournaments at Northside Lanes, Kay Lanes, and McKinley Lanes, and also enjoyed Bingo, the casinos, and traveling. One highlight being a Royal Caribbean Cruise she took with her late husband.

Rose is survived by two daughters, Pam (Sam) Maluso of Maumee and Michelle (Chap) Haviland of Girard; two sons, Tony Bartlomain of Liberty and Vince Bartlomain of Girard; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Melanie Martino Weekley of Florida; and a brother, Joseph Martino of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, who died Nov. 9, 2006; son Michael, who died Oct. 15, 1971; and two sisters, Ester Martino Pebles and Sylvia Martino Donnelly.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 15, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Liberty Arms, 1353 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505 or to the donor’s choice, in Rose’s memory.

Please visit www.schiavonefh.com to share condolences.

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NEWTON FALLS – Arvada M. Baillie, 79, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

On Oct. 12, 1936, in Braceville, Roy and Edna (Babb) Thompson welcomed the birth of their daughter, Arvada.

She was a homemaker who in her spare time enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

Arvada Thompson married Arden C. Baillie and from this union, they had five sons and a daughter.

Arvada was a member of the Braceville Methodist Church and was also a member of Newton Falls Post 236 American Legion Auxiliary.

Cherished memories of Arvada will be carried on by her husband, Arden; sons Daniel (Marie) Baillie of Garfield Heights, John (Kym) Baillie of Chesnee, S.C., Robert (Dee) Baillie of Lake Milton, and Kenneth (Lori) of Warren Township; sister Geraldine Simmons of Florida; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Howie.

Preceding her in death were her parents; son Ronald Baillie; daughter Jeanine Baillie; brothers Harold, Gerald and Donald Thompson; and a sister, Odessa Gardner.

Family and friends may call at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, where services will be held at 4 p.m.

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AUSTINTOWN - Janet E. (Brauer) Carkido, 60, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, surrounded by her family, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

She was born in Youngstown on Oct. 15, 1955, daughter to the late Gerald and Patricia Brauer.

Janet attended Austintown-Fitch High School and graduated from Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in cosmetology. She went on to be part-owner of Daniel Paul Salons Inc. Janet was an avid sport fan and enjoyed following the Fitch Falcons, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians, and Browns. She also enjoyed gambling and taking trips to local casinos. Janet will be remembered for her friendly and kind nature, she never knew a stranger. She also loved going out to eat with her family and friends.

Left to celebrate Janet’s memory is her loving husband, Raymond J. Carkido; her sister, Barbara (Walt) Hurdley; her three brothers-in-law, Joe (MaryAnne) Carkido, Tom (Donna) Carkido, and Tony (Jody) Carkido; her sister-in-law, Patricia Carkido; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brothers, Jeffrey R. and James E. Brauer; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anthony and Antoinette Carkido; and her brother-in-law, Edward Carkido.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Ave. A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd. Prayers will take place prior to Mass at the funeral home beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the kind and loving care of the staff at MVI Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.

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CANFIELD - Donald L. Kurian, 79, passed peacefully, with his family by his side on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. He fought a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Donald was born Oct. 2, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of Michael and Helen (Grisa) Kurian.

“Don” served his country in the U.S. Air Force, both stateside and abroad. He worked several jobs to support and care for his family, having retired from Trusco Inc. in 2006. Donald was a fun-loving, happy gentleman who lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed playing handball at the YMCA for many years. His hobbies included golf, fishing and playing cards with friends and family.

United in marriage to Jeri (Guerrieri) on Sept. 16, 1961, they shared 55 years together.

He cherished his family and leaves behind his children, son Donald Kurian of Canfield and daughter Nicolette K. Grohovsky of Powell; his beautiful grandchildren, Taylor Lee (Aaron) Hair, Brittany Anne (John) Schuler, Michael Kurian, and Angelina Grohovsky; as well as three great-grandchildren, Brinley Paige and Brady James Hair, and Finley Lane Schuler.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale of Cornersburg for the love and care extended to Don over the past year, especially throughout his final days. In addition, the family also extends their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley for the services and support they provided.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christine Church.

He will be placed to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

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

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“Eternal Love”

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, with the Rev. Kristin Stroble officiating, for Mary Semyan, 98, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, in Arlington.

Mary was born April 18, 1917, in Campbell, the daughter of Michael and Susan Hura Badnarik. Mary’s mother passed away at the age of 32, when Mary was only 6 years old. Mary’s father, Michael, raised Mary and her four siblings, following the death of her mother.

She was a 1935 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School. She was a medical technician and the “all around” office girl for Dr. Joseph Paul Harvey. She retired in the 1980s, after 30 years of service.

Mary married her childhood sweetheart, George Semyan on Aug. 24, 1940, and he passed away three days after their 33rd anniversary, on Aug. 27, 1973.

She was a member of the Heritage Presbyterian Church and was the first infant baptized when the church (the old Slovak Presbyterian Church) was located on Shirley and Taylor Road. Mary was once elected Mother of the Year at the Heritage Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Philathea Auxiliary and the Lydia Circle.

Mary was very talented and was an accomplished seamstress and also enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She was a member of the Medical Dental Bureau and their bowling league. She was an accomplished pianist and could play by ear. At family gatherings everyone would gather around the piano and sing. Mary taught herself how to play the harmonica and belonged to the Steel Valley Harmonica Club.

Mary’s precious loving memories will forever remain with her daughters, Judith (Edward) Bayus of Canfield and Linda (Robert) Thompson of Mansfield, Texas; two grandchildren, Suzann M. Lucas of Colorado and Lorrie L. Lucas of Boardman; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Morgan Green, Lauren Olivia Green and Logan Thomas Green; and sister-in-law Elisabeth Williams.

Besides her husband, George, who passed away in August of 1973, she was preceded in death by her parents; her three sisters, Susan Papcun, Ann Doepping, and Elizabeth Voitus; and her brother, Michael Badnarik Jr.

The Semyan family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

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

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CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held today, Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica for Margaret “Marge” Mary Cannatti Thomas, 90, who passed away peacefully, under Hospice care, at Park Summit Senior Living in Coral Springs, the morning of Feb. 8, 2016.

Margaret was the daughter of Mary LoNigro Cannatti and Luigi Cannatti and born on Dec. 8, 1925. She was one of 11 children and grew up on the east side of Youngstown.

She was married to Carmen Joseph Thomas on Sept. 14, 1946, and shared a blessed union until his death in August of 1987.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Rocco, James, Dominic, Louis and her twin, Phillip Cannatti; and her sisters, Liz Safarec, Nancy Simione and Carmel Leonelli.

She is survived by her youngest sister, Antoinette Zamary of Youngstown. Margaret will be greatly missed by her three children, Richard of Texas, Marlene Thomas Vadjunec of Wisconsin and Charlene Erickson of Florida; and her six grandchildren, Tammy Thomas Todack and Richie Thomas of Texas, Nicole Vadjunec Hamilton and Shelby Vadjunec, both of Wisconsin, Jessica Erickson Orlandi of California and Justin Erickson of Florida.

She was blessed with eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored.

Her family always brought her great joy. Marge never met a stranger. She was always willing to help and greeted everyone with her warm smile and open heart. She was known for her dancing and her high level of energy and earned the nickname “Chick.” She was a devout Catholic and Blessed Mother was important to her since she was born on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. She began her working career at Commercial Shearing and worked for a number of years at Anchor Cigar Company.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 to 9:55 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica located at 242 Via Mt. Carmel in Youngstown.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home has been bestowed the honor of handling the funeral arrangements for Marge.

The family request that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

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



PAINESVILLE – Patricia “Patty” Whipple, 64, was the beloved daughter of the late Harold and Adeline (Olmstead) Whipple, dear sister of William Whipple of Painesville, and the late Jonathan Whipple.

Patty enjoyed helping with the family business, Whips Magic Shop in Geneva on the Lake.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 242 N. State St., Painesville, and family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.

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