CAMPBELL - Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, with Fr. Steve Denas officiating, for Irene (Pontikos) Alexander, 85, who passed away Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Irene was born May 4, 1929, in Kalymnos, Greece, the daughter of Nick and Eleni Pontikos.
She was employed for many years at Master Tuxedo in Youngstown. Upon retirement, she worked at Belleria Pizza in Campbell, the family business.
Irene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Despie (Tony) Koulianos; a son, Perry (Georgia) Alexander; grandchildren Yianni Koulianos and Yianni and Maria Alexander; a brother, Mike Pontikos of Columbus; a sister, Kaliope Trikilis of Greece; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Alexander, who passed away Nov. 5, 1999; her son, Nicholas Alexander; and brothers John and Antonio Pontikos.
The Alexander family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church.
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YOUNGSTOWN Private services were held for infant Chase Xavier Alexander, 5 months.
Chase was born Aug. 5, 2014, in Youngstown, to proud parents, TeKquan Alexander and Amorniqua Lyons.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; grandparents Faye Wade, Eugene (Divorce) Hill, and Stephen and Nereida Echols all of Youngstown; five brothers, Marquesz Lyons, TeKquan Alexander Jr., Ammon Williams, Terren and Tanner Alexander; three sisters, Jamia Saddler, Trayza Alexander and Tyra Tate; nine uncles, Brandon Berry, Troy Hill, Taylor Hill, Terrance Alexander, Terry Hill, Vincent Hill, Eugene Hill Jr., Robert Beachum and Stephen Echols; nine aunts, Brea Berry, Breaona Berry, Jasmine James, Tonya Alexander, Rhonda Hill, Latoya Alexander, LaShell Alexander, Anetta Hill and Rhoda Alexander; and a host of cousin and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Sixto and Juanita Rivera; great-grandmother Evelyn Collins; his uncle, John Alexander; and his great-aunt, Barbara Martin.
Arrangements were handled by the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
BOARDMAN - Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church in Campbell, for Ann J. Rusty Balas, 94, who passed away Saturday afternoon at The Commons at Greenbrier Assisted Living in Boardman.
Ann was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Juhaszova (Yuhaz) Sabo. She came to the United States at the age of seven and became a U.S. citizen. Ann grew up in Campbell and resided in Struthers for many years.
She worked at Woodside Receiving Hospital.
She was a lifetime member of St. Elizabeth in Campbell until its closing and then joined the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church. Ann also belonged to the Golden Echos at St. Matthias Church.
She enjoyed listening to polka bands at the Commons at Greenbrier Assisted Living during the summer months.
Her husband, Edward Balas, whom she happily married on Aug. 6, 1943, passed away May 1, 1999.
Ann leaves to cherish her memories, her nieces, Linda Cannahar, Debra Zupko and Janie Zilke; nephews John Sabo and Thomas Sabo; sisters-in-law Joan Balas, who served as her care taker, and Julie Fabian; and several more nieces and nephews of the Balas family.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ed; and a brother, John Sabo.
Anns family would like to thank Dr. Koval, the staff at Commons at Greenbrier; her sitters, Ella, Lana and Cara; and Cross Roads Hospice for their excellent care.
The Balas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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BOARDMAN Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Wedgewood Evangelical Church, 1944 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, for Charlene R. Bair, 71, who died Tuesday morning at her residence.
Charlene was born in Youngstown on May 26, 1943, a daughter of the late Charles Grope and Eleanor (Leetch) Shaw, and was a lifelong area resident.
A member of the Wedgewood Evangelical Church, she was a devout Christian and she loved the Lord. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her many friends.
Her husband, Albert K. Bair, whom she married on June 4, 1960, died April 18, 1994.
She leaves her two children, Mark (Caroline) Bair of Petersburg and Rhonda (Steve) Lucivjansky of Canfield; and three brothers, Ronnie (Bonnie) Grope of Poland, Bruce Grope of Canfield, and Charles Grope of Boardman. Charlene also leaves behind her four grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathan, Zachary (Savannah), Alex; and four great-grandchildren, Markus, Mya, Leo and Leah.
Besides her parents and her husband, Charlene was preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne Grope and David Grope.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad St., and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and give their condolences.
LOWELLVILLE Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating, for Joseph J. Bartos, 83, who passed away Sunday afternoon and is now happily reunited with his family.
Joseph was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Campbell, the son of Paul and Anna Naypaver Bartos.
He was a 1949 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army.
Joe worked in the grocery business in the dairy departments of various grocery stores, which included A&P at the Lincoln Knolls Plaza for many years.
He was a member of the former St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Campbell.
Joe enjoyed fishing and working around his yard.
He leaves to cherish his memories, many nieces and nephews, including Terry Orlovsky of Cuyahoga Falls and Mary Ellen Kosela of Poland, who cared for him; and his two cats, Penny and Alley.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Matilda Uhler, Rosemary Bartos and Teresa Orlovsky, whom he served as her caregiver; and his dog, Holly.
The Bartos family has entrusted their loved one to t he care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
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YOUNGSTOWN - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Church, for Stella Theresa Seidler Brincko, 93, who died early Tuesday morning at Beeghly Oaks Nursing Home.
Stella was born April 25, 1921, in Youngstown, to John and Victorial Ann (Labensky) Seidler.
She was a graduate of South High School and worked in pillow manufacturing at Brentwood Originals for 12 years. Stella was a member of St. Matthias Church, and the Womens Auxiliary at St. Stanislaus and St. Matthias. She was also a past president, secretary and treasurer at St. Stanislaus, president of the bowling league and secretary of Pace Union Local No. 5-598 Brentwood Originals.
Stella enjoyed bowling and crocheting and loved to give away her beautiful afghans.
Stellas husband, Steve J. Brincko, whom she married Oct. 1945, died Jan. 7, 1967.
She is survived by her daughter, Victoria A. Bellino of Kentucky; two sons, Stephen J. (Kathi) Brincko of Poland and Ronald P. (Mary) Brincko of Poland; a brother, Ted Seidler of Struthers; a grandson, Joshua (Heather) Brincko of Seattle; a great-granddaughter, Sunny; a special niece, Carol Pierce; and many other nieces and nephews.
Stella was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Marie Troll and Mary Keifer; and two brothers, Stan and Alexander Seidler.
Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.
YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church for Mrs. Beverly A. Blackshear, 86, who departed this life Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at her residence.
Mrs. Blackshear was born June 11, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of William W. and Helen A. Williams Thomas.
She was a homemaker and a member of the church. She was a soloist for the church, sang with the Youngstown Symphony Chorus and Donbar Choral Society and was also a pianist and violinist. She worked at Abrahams and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Her husband, James H. Blackshear, whom she married July 29, 1950, and died July 10, 2010.
She leaves her children, Gerald B. (Cynthia) Blackshear of Pittsburgh, Robert V. Blackshear of Youngstown and Terri D. (Timothy) Tarr of Vienna; two sisters, Naomi Byrd and Dorothy Branch, both of Youngstown; 14 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; children Gail J., James W. and Richard A. Blackshear; and grandson Christian Blackshear.
Friends may call from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
BOARDMAN Friends will be received on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home at 4442 South Ave., Boardman, for Agnes M. Diorio, 93, who passed away early Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, surrounded by her family. A prayer service will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Dominics Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown.
Agnes, affectionately known as Gram, was born on Oct. 2, 1921, in Youngstown. She was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Puskar) Borzick.
Agnes was a 1940 graduate of Springfield Local High School in New Middletown. During World War II, she was a part of the defense industry, which supported the war efforts. She also used her organization and math skills to excel as a book keeper for a local business for several years.
Agnes married her loving husband, Joseph, on July 29, 1950, at St. Dominics Church, where she was a parishioner and member of the Altar & Rosary Society. They were married for 63 years. Together, they had daughter Deborah Zajac (the late Eugene) and son Gary Diorio (Anna), all from Poland.
She also leaves to cherish her memory, grandchildren Eric (Elisa) Zajac, Lauren Zajac, Natalie Zajac, Jenna Diorio and Melanie Diorio; and great-grandchildren Reagan Lauchner and Kendall Zajac. She will also be missed by her nieces, nephews and close friends.
Agnes was the ultimate homemaker, devoted mother and loving grandmother. She spent many years babysitting her three grandchildren and was a very significant part of their lives. She enjoyed having family get-togethers and cooking her signature dishes. The Farm was the nickname of her childhood home where she grew up with her parents and siblings. It was later transformed into a family gathering place where she would spend every summer surrounded by her large family and lifelong friends by the swimming pool.
She was a bingo enthusiast and spent many days out the farm playing pinochle with her siblings, and later, nieces and nephews. She was the heart and backbone of the entire Borzick clan. She will be lovingly remembered for her generosity, kindness, intelligence and quick-witted spirit.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, John, Eddie, Albert and Paul Borzick; her sisters, Veronica Greco, Margaret Hian and Elizabeth Novotny; and her son-in-law, Eugene Zajac Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Agnes Diorio Nursing Scholarship Fund to be used for students at the Youngstown Campus of Mercy College. Donations in her name can be sent directly to The Mercy College of Ohio Foundation, c/o Mercy College, 2221 Madison Ave., Toledo, OH 43604.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossfunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Agness family.
AUSTINTOWN - A prayer service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Christines Church for Don Guthrie, who passed away the evening of Jan. 25, surrounded by his beloved family and faithful dog, Keena.
Don was born May 14, 1943, in Youngstown, the son of Lillian Buschagen and Clyde Guthrie.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mohawk High School in Bessemer, Pa. In 1962, he graduated from the National Academy of Broadcasting in Washington, D.C., and began his career in broadcasting as a disc jockey at WEER-AM in Warrenton, W.Va. From 1965 to 1970, he worked at WKWK and WNEU in Wheeling, W.Va.
In July of 1970, Don began his 44-year career in radio and television at WKBN. Over the course of those years, he was employed as a DJ, radio program director, and television weatherman. It was then that he discovered his fascination and love of weather forecasting, which prompted him to enroll at Mississippi State. He earned a degree in Broadcast Meteorology in 1994, and held seals of approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He is most well-known in the area as the chief meteorologist at WKBN-TV.
Don leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 41 years, Debbie (Sherock); his daughters, Amanda (Russell) Frederick and Kristy Guthrie; his son, David Guthrie; granddaughter Addison Frederick; his aunt, Virginia (Oscar) Haspel; several cousins; and countless friends, loved ones, and loyal viewers.
All wishing to pay their respects to Dons family may call Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Christines Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown.
Memorials in his memory may be made to the Don Guthrie Memorial Scholarship fund at Youngstown State University at YSU Foundation, 606 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org or by mail at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
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Arrangements are by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
AUSTINTOWN - Elvina Jean Nina Goldner, 76, died on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 4:06 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
She was born on Oct. 27, 1938, daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Packard Goldner Sr.
Nina was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She was a UPS driver for 25 years. Some of her likes were gambling at the various casinos and having big parties at the beloved Coop. She was a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Her greatest love though was her family. She had children, her 15 nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Other survivors include her lifelong partner, Mary K. Katie Henry; her siblings, Phyllis Henry of Austintown, Edward (Karen) Goldner Jr. of Berlin Center, and Judith (James) Tesone of Austintown; and her other child, her dog, Little Man Tressel.
Other than her parents, Nina was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Donald Goldner; and her other child, her dog, Brutus Buckeye.
Visitation will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m., where family and friends will be greeted.
Funeral services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ones favorite charity.
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COLUMBIANA - Lt. Col. Kenneth E. Gould, 76, also of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Hospice House in Poland.
He was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Newton, Mass., a son of the late Alexander and Jessie Adams Gould.
He began his Air Force career with pilot training in 1959. During his early years as an Air Force pilot, he flew mid-air refueling tankers out of Dow Air Force Base in Maine, Stead Air Force base in Nevada and March Air Force Base in California. As an Air Force captain, he flew numerous combat missions in and out of Vietnam.
After additional assignments and promotions, Lt. Col. Gould completed his career with the Air Force Reserves, stationed in Youngstown. During his tenure in Youngstown, he served as squadron commander and in 1984, helped lead his unit to achieve the highly prestigious Grover Loening Trophy, which is given in recognition of superior achievement. His flying career includes over 1800 sorties and is in excess of 10,200 hours flying a variety of aircrafts, including refueling tankers, tactical fighter jets, and strategic airlift transport planes. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in February of 1994, but continued to work as a Federal Air Reserve technician as chief of Standardized Evaluation.
In October of 1999, Ken retired and moved to Lakewood Ranch, with his loving wife, Kathy Oliver Gould, whom he married Feb. 17, 1967.
He is also survived by two daughters, Dawn (Jim) Ewing of Columbiana and Melissa (Chris) Brands of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Kip (Tina) Bolon of North Canton; a sister, Betty Youlden of Buzzards Bay, Mass.; and nine grandchildren, Jarrod Bolon, Taylor Bolon, Tanner Ewing, Madison Ewing, Joshua Tisone, Joey Tisone, Jacob Tisone, Aubrey Brands, and Nick Brands.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with American Legion Chaplain Ken Rambo officiating. Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Benjamin Firestone Post American Legion Honor Guard.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday.
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NORTH JACKSON Daniel Hanley returned home with our Lord on Jan. 22, 2015.
Dan was born Oct. 26, 1947, graduated from Austintown Fitch High School and earned a Bachelors Degree from Youngstown State University in History.
He leaves behind his soul mate of 35 years, Carol Eshenbaugh of Austintown; Terri Eshenbaugh Entzi and Jennifer Eshenbaugh Petrecz, whom he helped raise and loved him as daughters; two brothers, Martin J. Hanley Jr. of Hubbard and Richard Hanley of North Jackson; and two sisters, Nancy Gentile of Austintown, and Patricia Hanley of North Jackson.
Dan was preceded by his parents, Martin and Ann; and two brothers, James and Robert.
There will not be any services or visitation, and all arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
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AUSTINTOWN Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Fonda R. Judge, 80, who passed away Monday afternoon at Briarfield Manor.
Fonda was born May 18, 1934, in Wetzel County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clarence B. Pyles and Maxine Allen Tackett.
She was a member of the Ohltown United Methodist Church and its choir and a former member of the Eastern Star in Youngstown.
Fonda was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her love of family knew no bounds. She loved reading and enjoyed listening to hymns and also to country music, especially George Jones.
Fonda leaves three daughters, Amber R. Reynolds of Austintown, Scarlet (Edward) Chlebus of Heath, and Crystal (John) Pasquarelli of Madison; and also one son, Tom (Colleen) Judge of Johnstown; and nine grandchildren, Tibitha (Dan) Matheney, Jessica Schwellinger, Brian (Amy) Mackos, Julie (Jay) Ragalyi, Sarah Mayhugh, James Laska, Bonnie Laska, Julie (Dave) Judge, and April (Chris) Paulhas.
Besides her parents, Fonda was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Judge, whom she married Nov. 22, 1951, and who passed away Dec. 28, 1997. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Terri Mayhugh and two children, William Jr. and Ramona.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and again from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Interment service will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, following services at the funeral home.
The family suggests that material tributes take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, in Fondas name.
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YOUNGSTOWN - Marion Kosinski, 79, of the citys north side, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2015, at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown, while under Hospice care.
Marion was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late James and Mary Casey McNicholas, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1953 graduate of Ursuline High School and worked as a teller from 1954 to 1971 at the Dollar Savings & Trust Company, and she later worked from 1990 to 2000 in the Youngstown Clerk of Courts office.
Mrs. Kosinski was a member of St. Columba Cathedral and was a member of the former St. Casimir Church in Youngstown and the former St. Anne Church in Brier Hill.
Marions husband, Stanley Toby Kosinski Sr., whom she married May 30, 1968, passed away Nov. 19, 2012.
She leaves her son, Stanley Jr. (Theresa) Kosinski of Youngstown; her daughter, Marly Kosinski, with whom she shared her home; five granddaughters, Kayla (Ryan) Weston, Jena, Madison, Jordan, and Erin Kosinski; a great-grandson on the way; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn OHara and Florence OConnor, and by a brother, James McNicholas.
Family and friends may call from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at St. Columba Cathedral on West Wood Street near downtown Youngstown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Marion will be laid to rest next to her husband, Toby.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
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SALEM - Jeanette E. Metzger, 81, died on Jan. 26, 2015, at 10:20 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
She was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Harvey R. and Geneva Boyce Rapp.
Jeanette was a Chaney High School graduate and a member of the Greenford Christian Church. First and foremost, she a homemaker, and a very proud and devoted wife, mother, grandmother of 22, and great-grandmother of nine. She was a real estate broker and realtor, she was a paralegal, and was Deputy Clerk of Courts for Austintown. Jeanette also was an Austintown Police and Fire dispatcher.
Survivors include her husband, James F. Metzger, whom she married on Oct. 12, 1974; her children, James (Wendy) Finlen of Youngstown, Gary (Karen) Finlen of Canfield, Kathy (Robin) Parks of Canfield, Wendy (Richard) DePalmo of Austintown, Jeanne Jones of Salem, Debbie (Rich) Jovanovich of Stow, James F. Metzger Jr. of Austintown, Christopher (Maria) Metzger of Tucson, Ariz., and Julie OMalley of Austintown; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Doris Ford of Blairsville, Pa., and Dennis (Brenda) Rapp of Canton.
Other than her parents, Jeanette was preceded in death by her two brothers, Ronald and Robert Rapp.
Funeral services will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service.
Entombment will follow at Green Haven Cemetery, Canfield.
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BESSEMER, PA. Edward Notareschi, 92, passed away the night of Jan. 25, 2015, at Golden Hill Nursing Home in New Castle, Pa.
Born March 23, 1922, in San Angelo, Italy, he was a son of Adolph and Lucia Andreassi Notareschi.
He was preceded in death on July 20, 1995, by his wife of 52 years, Josephine Calabrese Notareschi, whom he married April 14, 1943.
Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II as a Corporal. He retired from Republic Steel in Youngstown, formerly LTV Steel, after 45 years of service.
Among his many interests, Ed enjoyed watching football, wood crafting, hunting and fishing. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with family at birthday parties and other family gatherings. He was a member of the Christ the King Parish.
He is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Ed) Notareschi of West Pittsburg, Pa., and Linda (Keith) Patterson of Ellwood City, Pa.; one son, Edward (Kathy) Notareschi of Little River, S.C.; one sister, Rose Palvelko of Texas; six grandchildren, who affectionately referred to Ed as Po Po, Aaron Bartlone, Melissa Boston, Keith Patterson, Jeni Verdery, Jamie Notareschi, and Rena Notareschi; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Nicholas Bartlone and Bradley Bartlone; one brother, Frank Notareschi; and one sister, Anna Grilli.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road in New Castle.
A Blessing service will take place immediately following visitation Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Fr. James A. Downs officiating. Military rites will be performed by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Burial will be at St. Anthonys Cemetery.
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HUBBARD - There will be services held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Michael Byus officiating, for Donald A. Roose, 80, of Hubbard, who passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Donald was born March 21, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of Arlie P. and Kathryn R. Snyder Roose.
He was a 1952 graduate of Hubbard High School, and later attended The Ohio State University, obtaining a teaching certificate.
Donald was a fire protection engineer for Grinnell, Scholl Choffin, Automatic Sprinkler, retiring in 1995; and later worked at Trumbull County Corrections Facility in Newton Falls as an educational instructor, retiring in 2008. He also worked several years at the Hubbard Senior Center, up until his death.
He was a member of the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene and was a fireman for the Hubbard Volunteer Fire Department for 191/2 years.
He loved The Ohio State Buckeyes, was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed fishing, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Donald will be sadly missed by his family, his wife, the former Joann R. Schwartz, whom he married March 25, 1961; his sons, Stephen M. (Robin) Roose Sr., and David D. (Christylee) Roose, both of Hubbard; and his grandchildren, LCPL Stephen M. Roose Jr., Zachary Roose, Ian Roose, Hannah Roose, Elliott Roose, Isaac Roose, Oliver Roose, and Olivia Roose. He will also be greatly missed by his chocolate Lab, Hershey.
He also leaves his sisters, Arlene Kirby of Lakeland, Fla., and Nancy Houy of Hubbard; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter.
There will be calling hours on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene from 4 to 6 p.m., with the funeral service immediately following at the church.
Donald will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Cherry Lane Drive, SE, Hubbard, OH 44425; or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-0704.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
LAS VEGAS - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating, preceded by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Anthony Tony Sertick, 71, formerly of Youngstown, who died at home on Jan. 21, 2015.
Tony will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his kind heart and smile.
Tony was born Dec. 23, 1943, in Youngstown, the son of Emil and Josephine (Rock) Sertick.
He was nicknamed Peck by his father after former Cleveland Indian, Hal Peck.
Tony attended St. Josephs Elementary and graduated from Ursuline High School in 1962. He played little league for Coca Cola.
He worked for almost 25 years at General Fireproofing (GF) and served as the financial secretary for USW Local No. 1617. He also bowled in the GF bowling league and was a member of the company golf league. After GF closed, he worked for Warren Consolidated Industries at their Sinter Plant in Brier Hill. Upon relocating to Las Vegas in January of 2005, he worked for Ballys Casinos and Manheim Car Auction before retiring in 2014.
Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and football, especially the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also enjoyed going to the rifle range and was a member of the NRA and the Desert Sportsmans Rifle Club.
He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Summerlin, Nev.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife, JoAnn Sertick; a son, Anthony (Kara) Sertick Jr. of Youngstown; a daughter, Andrea (Ivan) Bosnjak of Boardman; two stepchildren, who affectionately called him Pops, Leonard (Lisa) Julian of Las Vegas and Lisa (Dan) Peterson of Youngstown; five grandchildren, Ivan, Alec and Ava Bosnjak, Michael Julian and Kara Kushaney; two sisters, Barbara Peachock of Boardman and MaryJo (John) Hernandis of Broadview Heights; a brother-in-law, Anthony Mastopietro; and a host of extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Delores Ann Sertick; an infant brother, Emil Sertick; a brother-in-law, Carl Peachock; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Mastopietro.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Entombment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.
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CANFIELD The Rev. Ignatius William Staniszewski of the Society of St. Paul, passed away at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown on Jan. 24, after a decade-long struggle with Parkinsons Disease.
Raised in Lackawanna, N.Y., in 1952, as a sophomore in high school, Fr. Staniszewski entered the Society of St. Pauls minor seminary, Queen of Apostles in Derby, N.Y. The Society of St. Paul is an international congregation made up of priests and brothers dedicated to the use of media in spreading the Gospel.
At the seminary, he was immediately immersed in the media ministry and spirituality of the Society. The students and faculty of Queen of Apostles produced and distributed hundreds of thousands of pamphlets and books that deepened peoples love of God and helped them cope with their every day lives. He completed his novitiate and took his first vows in 1958, in Canfield, where he finished his courses in Philosophy.
In Ohio, he was the circulation manager of The Catholic Home Messenger, at the time, a leading national magazine. At that time, he was also a part of the Societys pioneering efforts at producing radio dramas, teaching moral truths. Having completed his philosophy studies in Canfield, he was sent to Rome to study Theology. While there, he completed his S.T.L. Degree from St. Anselm University and was ordained on June 30, 1964.
In 1965, he was assigned teacher at Queen of Apostles High School and College Seminary. Later, he was appointed rector of the seminary and superior of the local community. As such, he played a vital role in the formation of future priests and religious brothers. After the seminarys closing, he was a key figure in founding St Pauls High School of Communications Arts. During this period, he completed studies in Communications and Sociology at the University of Buffalo and received a M.S. in Education from Canisius College.
In 1978, he returned to Rome for further studies at St. Anselms and took an advanced course in the Charism of the Society of St. Paul. On his return, he was assigned to the house in Canfield, where he became editor of the award winning magazine for priests, Pastoral Life. The magazine covered all aspects of ministry, from preaching to pastoral counseling. In 1984, he was appointed provincial superior of the Society of St. Paul in the U.S., serving in that capacity until 1992. After his two terms as provincial had ended, he transferred to the Audio Visual Department in Canfield, but shortly there after, made superior of the Staten Island community, where he became publisher of Alba House Books.
It was during his assignment as superior of the Canfield Community, 2004 to 2010, that his Parkinsons Disease steadily progressed. Throughout, his example of heroic virtue and courage, he impressed his fellow religious and the laity who knew him. On Dec. 26, 2014, he entered the hospital for treatment and follow-up rehabilitation. From here, he would eventually succumb to his long-suffered illness.
His participation in numerous international meetings of the Society of St. Paul was a significant contribution to the global ministry of the congregation. He considered himself extraordinarily blessed to have celebrated his 50th jubilee of Pauline ordination in June of last year. His life as a priest was truly golden, as he proved to be an excellent confessor, spiritual guide, and masterful administer of the sacraments. He was appreciated and loved by all those who were privileged to know him.
He is survived by his brothers, Edward and Joseph Staniszewski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Society of St. Pauls Chapel at 9531 Akron Canfield Road in Ellsworth. The calling hours will be from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, and the Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31.
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YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 1 p.m. at St. Christine Church, Youngstown, with Father John Ettingar officiating, preceded by a 12:15 p.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for John Mario Battaglia Sr., 67, who passed away at his home, peacefully early Sunday morning, with his loving family by his side.
John will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his smile, and all the stories and jokes he loved to tell.
He was born May 20, 1947, the son of Mario and Lucy (Crater) Battaglia, and was a lifelong area resident.
John was a 1965 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a member of St. Christine Church.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. While in the Army, John was a member of the Navy School of Music.
John was employed with the Youngstown Fire Department as a fireman for many years. He also was the owner and operator of numerous bars throughout the Youngstown area, one of which was the New Affair, for over 20 years. John was also an accomplished musician, playing accordion and keyboard since the age of 15. He started his own band, The New Affair, which played all over the Youngstown area, offering wonderful entertainment for everyone. He had such a passion for music he would also give private lessons to share his talent with others.
John had many talents throughout his life and some of his enjoyments were fishing, boating, and socializing with his friends. He was very family oriented and always put his family first. He loved going to his grandsons sporting events and was a great cook and baker of all Italian dishes and pastries, which many will miss. John was an avid sports fan and his favorite teams were the Cleveland Indians and Browns.
He leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories, his beloved wife of over 27 years, the former Mary Beth Luba, whom he married on June 6, 1987; four children, whom he adored, John M. (Jennifer) Battaglia of Canfield, Brian (fiancé Julie Fisher) Battaglia, Jennifer Battaglia and Mia Battaglia, all of Boardman; his four grandsons, who were the apple of his eye, Mario, Andrew, Alex and Anthony; and a sister, Marilyn (Larry) Long of Youngstown; along with a host of friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carmel Ann Long.
Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, where Johns service to country will be honored by the great men of the Trumbull County American Legion.
Material contributions may be made in Johns name at any Farmers Bank Location, listed under For the benefit of John Battaglia.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Battaglia family.
Johns family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Joseph Yurich, the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Knight and the Hope Center, Hospice of the Valley, along with all the many relatives and friends that showed their support and help during his illness.
WESTLAKE - Guy V. Stevens, 78, beloved husband of the late Virginia (Guglielm); dear father of Guy A. (Mary Hauser), Lisa (Dave) Kerka, Gloria (Matthew) Dugan, Anita (Jonathan) Edwards and Amy (Dan) Witzigreuter; grandfather of David and Caroline Kerka, Natalie and Margot Dugan, Dominic and Marc Edwards and Eve, Luke and Paul Witzigreuter; son of the late Guy and the late Anna Stevens; brother of Jeanette (Pat) Trell and the late Angeline (the late Joe) Simon, passed away.
Guy was a 1954 graduate of East High School in Youngstown. After serving in the Army from 1955 to 1958, he graduated from Youngstown College with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Engineering. Guy spent his entire professional career in the steel industry, where he retired as general manager of production planning and customer service from WCI Steel Inc. in Warren.
He was an avid gardener and golfer and loved spending time with his family.
A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, where the family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
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AUSTINTOWN - Richard D. Dick Barron Sr., 84, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his home, of natural causes.
Richard was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Holidays Cove, W.Va., a son of the late Ralph L. and Florence Kuhn Barron, and came Youngstown with his family as a child.
He was a 1950 graduate of South High School, and worked for U.S. Steel at the McDonald Works for 30 years, retiring in 1980 as a roller. After retiring from U.S. Steel, he worked as a security guard for General Electric at the Austintown Coil Plant for several years.
Dick served his country in the National Guard, and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an undefeated boxer while in the military, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and staying active doing various odd jobs.
Mr. Barron will always be remembered by his family as a loving, caring father and grandfather, and he leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Richard D. Barron Jr. of North Lima; two daughters, Cindy Barron (Gary Benson) of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Susan (Jim) McMann of Boardman; nine grandchildren, Jeremy, Michael, James, Rebecca, Amanda, Melissa, Heather, Brittany, and Joshua; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dr. Ralph L. Jr. (Phyllis) Barron of Akron and Norman Barron of Houston.
Dicks former wife, Ruth Bailey Barron, passed away in 2003. A brother, William Barron, and Dicks companion, Shirley Furman, are also deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Interment with military honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.
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BOARDMAN - Services will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman for Donald Turner, 88. He passed away Friday at his home.
Mr. Turner was born May 29, 1926, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Agnes Connell Turner.
He was 1945 graduate of East High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former member of the Boardman United Methodist Church.
He had worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube for 30 years, beginning in the mail room and ending his career as the assistant manager of the flat roll products. After retiring, Donald was the general manager of Turner Steel Service for 20 years.
Don was a people person and enjoyed politics, history, movies and music. He got a great deal of enjoyment maintaining a meticulous lawn at his home.
His wife, the former May B. Stevenson, whom he married Sept. 16, 1950, died June 13, 2007.
Surviving him are his children, Daniel S. (Mary Ann) Turner of Boardman and Karen A. Turner of Dallas; five grandchildren, Daniel S. (Roklyn) Turner of Boardman, Adam A.J. (Sara) Turner, and Anne-Marie Turner, both of Poland, Justin (Amanda) Turner of Boardman and Sarah Turner of Nashville, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, Rocco, Dante, Myla, Reagan, and Johnny; also, a sister, Jeanette Rowe of Boardman.
Preceding him in death, besides his wife and parents, are three brothers, Sidney, James and Robert Turner; and a grandson, Jason Turner.
Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 4:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the Kidney Foundation, Finance Dept., 2831 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, or online at www.kidney.org/donate.
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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - Ansley Watson, 1 month, passed away suddenly, Jan. 25, 2015, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.
Ansley was born Dec. 15, 2014, in Youngstown, the daughter of Nicholas Watson and Emily Huffman.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Amy Huffman (Jeannie Riedel) of Liberty Township, Trintess Huffman of Georgia, Julie Watson of Mineral Ridge, and Ted and Christine Watson of Holmes Beach, Fla.; great-grandparents Mary Collins of Liberty, James and Marla Jerina of Bedford, Robert Fisher of Salem, Ted and Sharon Watson of Vienna, and Robert and Linda Chamberlain of Hartford; aunts Amanda Huffman, Callie Huffman, Jennifer Harris, and Heather Griffith; and uncles Trintess Huffman, Bradley Watson and Tristen Watson.
Memorial services will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of service.
The family requests any material contributions be made to help defray the cost of funeral expenses.
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YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, for Mr. Henry Young, 84, of Youngstown, who departed this life Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Mr. Young was born July 21, 1930, in Bradley County, Ark., a son of Sidney and Bertha L. Green Young. He was raised in Port Arthur, Texas, and came to this area in 1956.
He worked as a crane operator at Youngstown Sheet & Tube (LTV), retiring in 1979. He was owner/operator of Youngs Plowing Service, and was a former member of the Price Memorial AME Church. Henry enjoyed social games, loved people and enjoyed making them laugh. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his wife, the former Connie Bennett DeBouse, whom he married in March of 2014; his children, Henry L. (Pamela) Young and Michael (Nelfa) Bonner, both of Virginia, Jeanine (John) Davis of Texas, Diane (Murray) Blackmon, Donald Blackmon, David (Gloria) Blackmon, and Will Blackmon of Cleveland, Peggy Blackmon Carter of Louisiana, Michelle Dozier, Shawn Dozier, Johnny Dozier, and Nicole Dozier, all of Youngstown; a sister, Alma Thibodeaux of Groves, Texas; 24 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, other family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Lucille Bonner; two brothers; and four sisters.
Friends may call Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.