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YOUNGSTOWN - Corinne Rebecca Gump, 10, died unexpectedly, with her grandparents, on Monday, March 30, 2015.

She was born in Youngstown on Jan. 31, 2005, and was in the fourth grade at South Range Elementary School. She attended the Youngstown ASL Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Campbell.

She was a smart, beautiful child with a soft heart. She was her daddy’s princess and always slept with her daddy’s gray tank tops. She had a quirky attitude and touched many people’s lives in her 10 short years. She was a night owl and enjoyed playing games, riding four-wheelers and bikes, swimming and playing outside with her friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Lynn Marie Schmidt; her baby sister, Ava Grace Seman; her father, Ethan Robert Gump; her stepmother, Lisa Cappitti; six stepbrothers and stepsisters; her paternal grandmother, Marcia Braden; maternal great-grandmother, Evaline Schmidt; special cousin, who was like her sister, Lilly; very close cousins, Hannah, Raelin, Jocelyn and Brandon; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Billy and Judy Schmidt; two cousins, Amanda Seman and Kaden Gump; paternal great-grandparents, Betty and James Braden; maternal great-grandfather, Edward Schmidt; and her aunt, Marabeth Gump.

Friends and family can call on Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.

The family asks that any donations be made to Ethan Gump, 3505 Desoto Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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BOARDMAN – John Paul Garver, son of Paul N. and Mildred Kindsvatter Diflo Garver, was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Mahoning County, and lived in this area all of his life.

He graduated from Boardman High School in 1947, and from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., in 1951. He taught school for one year in southern Ohio, and then returned to Boardman to teach Science, Chemistry, Biology and Driver’s Education for the rest of his teaching career. He founded and developed both the tennis team and the Driver’s Education program at Boardman High School.

He was inducted into the Curbstone Coaches in 1989, for his 29 years of service as the tennis coach at Boardman High School, with his team going to the state tournaments 20 times over the years. He was also a dedicated amateur tennis player, winning more than 50 tournaments and reaching the rank of number three amateur in northeastern Ohio. He and his partner, Harold Hitchcock, were the Ohio State Amateur Doubles Table Tennis champions one year.

His lifelong interest in sports included writing a book on baseball cybernetics, and he was working on another book about the science of hitting a baseball during the last two years. He was always looking for ways to improve athletic performance in any sport he found interesting.

John was a scientist who developed more than 20 inventions, seven of which were patented. He came from a farm family, many of whom were inventors, because, as he said, “farmers are inventors by necessity.” Among his inventions are baseball, football and tennis throwing machines, special baseball batting tees, a tennis racquet stringing machine, the first oversized tennis racquet, the dual brake system for teaching driver’s training and the Christmas Tree Twinkler, which was produced locally here in Youngstown and was featured at the Arms Family Museum recently.

His throwing machines were used by several of the Major League Baseball and National Football League teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. There were also several colleges, universities and high schools that used his machines and his advice to improve their performance. He worked with local athletes, including little league, girls’ softball and other high school teams.

He loved to talk to people and wanted to teach whatever he had discovered to whomever would listen. He spent his whole life researching and learning about what made things work and how to make them work better.

John and his wife, JoAnn (Gressley), were married for more than 65 years, and they had five children, Candie Garver Orr, Pamela Garver (Lloyd Miller), John R. Garver (Sherri), Jo Ellen Garver and Rodney Garver (Sandy). They have seven grandchildren, Daniel (Candie), Aby and Jed (Pamela), Jessica, Megan and Zachary (John R.) and Mark (Rodney). There are also four great-grandchildren, Reva Jo and Daniel II (Daniel) and Sophia and Zane R.R. (deceased) (Zachary).

He was a life-member of the Woodworth Church of the Brethren, where a memorial service will be held on April 18, at 3 p.m.

Any memorial gifts should be directed to the Library Fund of the church.

The Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home in Youngstown is in charge of arrangements.

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DEERFIELD - Rollie Pittman Jr., 84, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Robinson Memorial Hospital.

He was born on March 22, 1931, in Mineral Ridge, son of the late Charles Rollie Sr. and Evelyn Smith (Auld) Pittman.

Rollie worked for most of his life, self-employed as an auto body technician, retiring in 1994. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and later joined the American Legion Post 737. Rollie will be remembered for working on cars and for his love of friends and family.

Left to mourn Rollie’s passing is his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia (Morrison) Pittman of Deerfield, whom he married on Aug. 27, 1969. He also leaves his children, Denise (Gerald) Annoreno of Bloomingdale, Ill., Jacqualyn (Joe) Irmen of Itasca, Ill., Rollie Pittman III of Mogadore, Rebecca Pittman of Lordstown, and Renee Elliott of Deerfield; his seven grandchildren; his two great-grandsons; his sister, Dorothy Fenton of Canfield; his brother, Robert (Trudy) Pittman of Newton Falls; and a special family friend, Trina Nalley. He will also be missed by his faithful dog and companion, Cricket.

In addition to his parents, Rollie is preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Williams and Evelyn Mountain; and his brother, John Pittman.

The family is currently still planning a memorial service and remembrance meal at a later date.

Final arrangements entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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

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POLAND – Daniel “Bear” J. Johnson, formerly of Greenville, Pa., passed away unexpectedly during the night of Sunday, March 15, 2015, at his residence. He was 65.

Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 16, 1949, in Sharon, Pa., to George and Shirley Hogue Johnson.

He graduated from New Wilmington High School in 1967. Bear was a meat cutter for Giant Eagle for 51 years. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served from 1968 to 1972. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and spending time at the family camp in Clermont, Pa.

Surviving are a son, Jarrett Johnson and wife Amy of Greenville; a sister, Barbara Hinkson and husband Jack of Mercer, Pa.; a granddaughter, Harper Johnson; and his lifelong hunting buddy, Gene Gulfo of Youngstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kristal Johnson-Chappell; and a sister, Bonnie Fobes.

At the request of Bear, there are no services.

Friends may visit www.flynnfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.

Cremation took place at the John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa.

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NEW SPRINGFIELD – Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, April 3, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Michael James Magliocca, 59, who died Wednesday morning, April 1, 2015.

He was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Ellwood City, Pa., a son of the late Ralph and Mary (Bridge) Magliocca.

Michael was a 1973 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and had worked for K-Mart and Dart as a truck driver for 20 years, retiring in 1998. Michael was an avid fisherman, hunter, and he loved camping with his family.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sherry Deemer, whom he married on Dec. 15, 1984; his daughter, Jessica Marie Magliocca of Struthers; and his five siblings, Michele (Bob) Palmer of Orlando, Fla., Sandra Magliocca of Austintown, Ralph (Beth) Magliocca of Canfield, and Daniel Magliocca of Highlands, N.C. Michael is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Ralph and Mary Magliocca, Michael was preceded in death by his stepmother, Nancy (Thomas) Magliocca; and his sister, Diane Magliocca.

Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 3, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, where the funeral service will be held at noon.

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

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SALEM - There will be services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave. in Boardman, for Carol Jean Orr, 76, who died Monday morning at Courtyard of Lexington in Salem.

Carol was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Youngstown, a daughter of James Allen and Ruth Craig Stratton.

Carol was a homemaker. She had been employed by A-1 Driving School of Austintown as a Driver’s Education teacher for five years.

Carol was a 1956 graduate of Boardman High School.

Carol loved being with her family and watching her granddaughters, but her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved husband, Art.

Carol was a member of the Christ’s Church in Boardman. She was also a member of the Youngstown Saxon Club, Branch No. 22, the Ladies Oriental Shrine and the Columbiana Chapter No. 428, Order of the Eastern Star.

Carol was a self-taught and very talented seamstress. She also enjoyed shopping very much.

Carol’s husband of 53 years, Arthur William Orr, whom she married July 7, 1956, died June 6, 2009.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Jody L. Orr of North Lima and Kimberly E. (Kevin) Jamison of Salem; her brother, Donald (Mildred) Stratton of Poland; her sister-in-law, Margaret Goorfin of North Hollywood, Calif.; her granddaughters, Kasey Lee Jamison and Kyla Jean Jamison; and a host of nieces and nephews. Carol also leaves a beloved friend, James Roberts of Salinville, who the family loves dearly, and he was always there to hold her hand.

Besides her husband, Carol was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Hickman; and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Grossman.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Youngstown Shrine Club, P.O. Box 302, North Lima, OH 44452.

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

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YOUNGSTOWN - William Edward and Judith Ann Schmidt died together, unexpectedly, with their granddaughter, Corinne, on Monday, March 30, 2015.

They were both graduates of Woodrow Wilson High School, “Billy,” class of 1971, and “Judy,” class of 1974, and were married on Oct. 5, 1974.

They are survived by their three children, Lori Ann Schmidt, Lynn Marie Schmidt and William Edward Schmidt Jr.; their granddaughter, Ava Jade Seman; nephews Ryan and Aaron Evans and Eddie Bodema; and nieces Amanda Hauch, Jessica Seydlorsky, Brandy Bodema and Hannah Wormley.

Billy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was considered the “Grill Master” and loved people.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward E. Schmidt; and his lifelong friend, Henry Kotsel.

He is survived by his sisters, Diane Marie Evans, Connie (Dennis) Glozer, Joanie Bodema and Tammie (Gregg) Wormley; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Judy enjoyed making beautiful quilts, walking, completing puzzles and playing games. She was a very warm and friendly person, who made everyone feel at home when they visited. She and Billy were considered by many people as second parents.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Gertrude Eberle; her brother, Joseph Eberle; and brother-in-law Terry Troy.

She is survived by her sisters, Kathy Stewart and Mary Ann Troy; several nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman. Visitation will follow the services from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Those wishing, may send donations to William Schmidt Jr., 60 Liesken Lane, Youngstown, OH 44511.

Please visit www.beckerfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.



BOARDMAN - Private family services were held Wednesday at the Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home in Boardman, officiated by the Rev. Philip Rogers, for James J. Cappy Sr., 86, who passed away at his home Saturday afternoon.

James was born July 11, 1928, in Youngstown, the son of James O. and Wilhelmini Schaeffer Cappy.

He was a 1946 graduate of Ursuline High School and later went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Youngstown College.

James was a real estate broker, commercial appraiser and the owner of J. Cappy Realty.

He was past president of the Youngstown Board of Realtors and was once elected and served as a Boardman Township trustee.

James was an avid hunter and fly fisherman. He was a lifetime member of the Lowellville Rod and Gun Club and the Rockwell Springs Trout Club.

He was a parishioner of St. Charles Catholic Church.

James leaves to cherish his memories, his children, James J. Jr. (Gloria) Cappy of Raleigh, N.C., John M. (Connie) Cappy of Hilton Head, S.C., Joseph E. Cappy of Boardman, Deborah (Douglas) Frey of Strongsville, and Denise (Richard) Juvancic of Battle Creek, Mich.; and his six grandchildren.

His wife, the former, Sally J. Sloan, whom he married on May 6, 1949, passed away July 27, 2007.

Besides his wife, Sally, James was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Darla Jean Cappy.

The Cappy family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home.

Should friends desire, donations may be made in Mr. Cappy’s memory to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, 3850 Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills, OH 44022.

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

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COLUMBIANA - Private services were held yesterday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, for John Torella, 87, who died Saturday morning at Salem Medical Center.

John was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Lowellville, a son of the late Anthony and Genevieve DiDomenico Torella, and was a lifelong area resident.

He attended Lowellville High School and immediately went on to serve his country, enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He completed his service and the Korean War started and John was then drafted into the U.S. Army.

John was assembler for General Motors for 22 years, retiring in 1993. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing at Pymatuning Lake. John’s life revolved around his family. He loved spending time with his family and traveling with them to Sanibel Island and Hilton Head Island.

He leaves his wife, the former Florence “Flo” Carl, whom he married June 21, 1952; and his five children, Linda (Tom) Carey of Columbus, Cindy (Bill) Goodall of Canfield, Nancy (Paul) Holcomb of Missouri, Lisa Nell of Columbiana and John (Michelle) Torella of Hubbard. John also leaves his grandchildren, Heather, Tom, Roxanne, Taylor, James, Billy, Ethan, Eliza and Ira; and six great-grandchildren.

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

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