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LOWELLVILLE Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, for John Louis Bell, 86, who left this earth on Monday, July 18.
He was born April 7, 1930, in Campbell, the son of Domenic and Adeline Firoenza Belli.
He graduated From Campbell Memorial High School in 1948 and retired as a foreman from Youngstown Sheet and Tube after 38 years of service.
He served our country in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church.
John was an avid gardener, landscaper, and outdoorsman. His meticulous flower garden, his enormous and abundant vegetable garden, and fastidious landscaping will never be forgotten. He was well known in his neighborhood for his beautiful Christmas decorations, strategically placed to adorn his house and neighborhood. It was a pleasure to drive past his home to see the colorful lights and animated figures.
He leaves the love of his life, his wife, Mary, whom he had been married to for 63 years; and his two children, Debbie Bell and John Michael Bell, also the loves of his life. He also leaves a sister, Clara (Belli) Gatti and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Domenic and Adeline Belli and his two brothers, Dr. Elmer F. Belli and Steve J. Belli.
The Bell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will receive family and friends on Monday, July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
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YOUNGSTOWN Pauline Mary Haramia Cvetkovic, 96, passed away Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016, at Park Vista Retirement Community in Youngstown.
Pauline was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Horvat Haramija, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was an elementary school graduate of Sts. Peter & Paul Croatian Catholic School, and was a 1937 graduate of The Rayen School. Pauline also attended Youngstown College and Youngstown University for several years.
Mrs. Cvetkovic was employed in many and various capacities during her working life. During her high school days, she worked for Mrs. Anne Blewitt. She subsequently worked for Atty. David R. Reel; for Hynes Steel Products; for Wholesale Lumber; for Simonton, Jones & Company; for Stambaugh Motors; for Youngstown Sheet & Tube; and for Kreider Company Realtors.
Interested in accounting, sewing, and singing, Pauline was a member of The Rayen School a-capella choir and sang on WTAM Radio in Cleveland twice. She studied voice and was also a member of the Girls Octette and Kidlets, and she sang with the Messiah and Arion Choruses. Pauline learned sewing from her mother, an accomplished seamstress, and in high school and at Bens Tailoring.
Mrs. Cvetkovic was a member of Holy Apostles Parish, Sts. Peter & Paul Croatian Catholic Church and of St. Columba Cathedral, both in Youngstown. She sang in the choir at Sts. Peter & Paul, and sang in the quartet at St. Columba. She was also a member of St. George Croatian Lodge No. 66 in Youngstown.
Paulines husband of 55 years, Charles Carroll Cvetkovic, whom she married May 1, 1948, passed away Oct. 24, 2003. A brother and a sister are also deceased.
Pauline leaves several extended family members, and her Park Vista family.
Family and friends may gather from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 25, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 421 Covington St., Youngstown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Pauline will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown.
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ROCKY RIVER Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and at 1:30 p.m. at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. John Catholic Church, for Mary R. Gnip, 91, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Thursday morning, July 21.
Mary was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Aliquippa, Pa., the daughter of Mike and Anna Rusnak Williams.
She was a 1943 graduate of Aliquippa High School.
Her husband, Andrew G. Gnip, whom she married, Nov. 16, 1946, passed away Nov. 24, 2010.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Candio and Rosemary (Richard) Haynam, both of Cleveland; three grandchildren, Heather, Joe and Kevin; and two great-grandchildren, Macie and Chloe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy; two infant sisters, Pauline and Ann; a sister, Helen Williams; and two brothers, Frank and Andy Williams.
The Gnip family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church for Mr. Ralph L. Thomas III, 20, who departed this life on Tuesday July 19, 2016.
Mr. Thomas, affectionately known as Larry, was born Aug. 10, 1995, in Youngstown, a son of Ralph L. Thomas Jr. and Tauni Christian.
He was a 2013 graduate of Liberty High School. Ralph loved football, basketball, and enjoyed spending time with his family and hanging out with friends.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his parents; grandparents Norma Christian and Minister Christine London, both of Youngstown; great-grandparents Mary London of Youngstown and Corrine Christian of Texas; one brother, Corey Thomas of Youngstown; one sister, Taylor Skinner of Warren; a nephew Corey Thomas Jr.; two nieces, Khylia Clay and Marshae Skinner; a special friend, Cori Love; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ralph Thomas Sr. and Joseph Christian; and great-grandfathers, Rev. Chris London and Otis Christian Sr.
Visitation hours will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Mr. Boss Jackson Jr., 82, who entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 11, 1934, in Shiloh, Ala., a son of Boss Sr. and Ollie Anderson Jackson.
He worked with LTV Steel for 31 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a former member of its Male Chorus; and he was a member of the NAACP. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, shopping and social cards.
He leaves to mourn his passing but rejoice in his peace, his devoted wife, the former Allie Sue Herring, whom he married June 26, 1955; a son, Bruce (Jackie) Jackson of Warren, and April B. Jackson of Youngstown; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers, Skiry Jackson of Campbell and Bill Jackson of Boardman; three sisters, Eunice Pettway of LaPuenta, Calif., Ollie Jean Williams of Youngstown and Alma Wilson of Riverside, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Cornelius Pollentize and Bessie Smith; and five brothers, Robert, Wilbert, Ira, Sam and William L. Jackson.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
MOLT, MONT. - John P. Sinz Jr., 73, died July 14, 2016, at his home in Molt.
He was born Nov. 12, 1942, to John P. Sinz Sr. and Dorothy (Roolf) Sinz.
He attended the Sacred Heart Church and school and graduated from Ursuline High School and Youngstown State University.
Family, church and music were the loves of his life.
John was a member of the Laurel Baptist Church and is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two sons, Derek and Justin; five brothers, Bob, Ken, Mike, Greg and Fred; and four sisters, Ruth, Dottie, Clara and Gini; along with many nieces and nephews.
Following a memorial service to be held in Montana in early August, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the church of your choice.
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. for Ms. Charlayne L. Kimbrough, 55, who departed this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Hospice of the Valley.
Ms. Kimbrough was born Jan. 30, 1961, in Youngstown, a daughter of Charles E. and Vivian Howell Kimbrough.
She worked for Astro Shape and was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.
She leaves her mother of Youngstown; two daughters, Taryse N. (Derrick Stennis Sr.) Ingram and Reeshemah J. (Tyrone) Robinson, both of Campbell; two sisters, Cheryl Walker of Campbell and Pastor Jessica (Henry) Moody of Youngstown; a brother, Douglas (Shirley) Kimbrough of Youngstown; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a sister, Eleanor McCoy.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.
CENTENNIAL, COLO. - Ann-Britt Kristina Osberg Nelson, 91, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2016.
She was born on March 5, 1925, in Kungshamn, Sweden. As a child, Ann visited the United States with her parents and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y.
After high school, Ann earned a secretarial certificate from Pace Institute in New York City. She returned for a visit to Sweden on a transatlantic crossing in July of 1946. On that ship, Ann met the love of her life, John Nelson. The couple married at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Youngstown on July 1, 1947. Ann became a U.S. citizen and was a longtime resident of Youngstown.
Ann was a kind and gentle woman. She was a loving homemaker and an inspiration to others for her courage following a brain aneurysm at the age of 35. Ann enjoyed swimming, cooking, gardening, needle working, and time with her family and friends.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, John Nelson.
She is survived by her three children, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
At her request, no services were held. Her wish was to be remembered in life, in ones own personal way.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to The Craig Hospital Foundation at donate.craighospital.org. This Denver hospital treats traumatic brain injury patients.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.allveterans.com.
CORTLAND Christine Grammy Pompili, 82, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 22, 2016, at Lake Vista of Cortland, with her loving family by her side.
Chris was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Falls Creek, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Catherine Salada Murray.
Mrs. Pompili was a graduate of Sharon High School and came to the Warren area in 1956 after marrying the love of her life, Paul T. Pompili Sr. on April 14, 1956. Paul and Chris had a beautiful life together, devoting their lives to serving others, raising their three children and fostering many others. Their greatest joy was spending time with family and loved ones.
Chris retired from the Alba House Christian bookstore in the Eastwood Mall after 16 years, a job which she loved.
Christine was an active member of St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church. At the church she enjoyed quilting, attending daily Mass, and helping with numerous activities such as the church rummage sale. Chris had formerly been a member of St. James Catholic Church in Warren. Mrs. Pompili was also a member of Cortland Scope, and had been a volunteer at Trumbull Mobile Meals. She was fond of traveling, going to the Warren Civic music concerts, working on puzzles and reading.
Chris is survived by one daughter, Teresa Eschman and husband Joseph of Cortland; daughter-in-law Mary Bernard of Savannah, Ga.; and foster son Jeff Bierworth of Anderson, Ind. Grammy leaves behind grandchildren Andrew Eschman and wife Lauren of North Royalton, Rebecca Pykare and husband Justin and Daniel Eschman, all of Cortland, Holly Rudman and husband Kevin of Silverton, Ore., and Adam Ramos and wife Anitra of Warren. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pompili also leaves behind a brother, Bryce Murray and wife Greta; sisters-in-law Lois Murray, Ann Pompili and Lucille Harden; brother-in-law Vincent Pompili and numerous nieces and nephews.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul Pompili, who passed away March 5, 2011; a son, Paul Pompili Jr.; a daughter, Linda Pompili; a brother, James Murray; and two sisters, Shirley Stitt and Bonnie Murphy.
Friends and family may call on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Roberts Catholic Church in Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Christopher Cicero officiating.
A private burial will take place at a later date at Niles City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Christines name to St. Roberts Church, 659 Niles-Cortland Road NE, Cortland, OH 44410; or Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send condolences to Christines family.
NILES Maria Mary Pallante went to Heaven to be with Jesus Christ on July 21, 2016.
She was born to Raphail and Antonia Moranti DeAngelis on Oct. 26, 1929, in Campotosto, Italy
She came to Niles on Nov. 15, 1949, and was married on Nov. 10, 1952, to Domenic, whom she met at Idora Park.
She spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising three children, Domenic of Girard, Connie of Michigan, and Anthony of California.
She had two grandsons that she adored, AJ Pallante and Steve Papalas.
She is also survived by seven nephews, Ernie and Ralph DeAngelis (Melissa), Anthony Pallante (Maryann), Ralph, Tony, John (Sharon) and Rich Nicastro (Donna); and three nieces, Mary Jane Cubellis, Antonetta DeAngelis and Raphaela Frech; a nephew-in-law, David Peterson, and her son-in-law, John Papalas
One niece, Eloise (Pallante) Peterson, preceded her in death.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, a member of The Immaculate Mary Society, and served as a lay minister.
She loved cooking and anyone who entered her home was encouraged strongly to manga, manga.
She had a good sense of humor, was a great listener, and was extremely kind. She had a sharp mind until her last breath. Her faith was strong and her belief was unshakable.
She enjoyed daily conversations and during good weather sitting outside with her next door neighbor of 60 years, Lucy Meloro, the nearly daily visits of her niece, Antonetta, the regular drop-bys of her nephew, Ralph, his wife, Melissa, and son Mike, as well as her wonderful next door neighbor, Ruth, who would check on her in recent years just to see how she was doing.
She will be missed greatly by her children and grandchildren, family members as well as the many friends and people who loved her.
Her husband, Domenic, passed away Jan. 16, 1988.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Terigio DeAngelis and wife Pasqua; brother and sisters-in-law Anthony and Ann Pallante and Concetta and Elia Nicastro.
The family would also like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and aides who took care of her during the last month at St. Joseph Hospital.
Rest in Peace, Maria, You have earned it.
Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles where the Mount Carmel bereavement ministry will conduct prayers at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Niles City 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.
YOUNGSTOWN - Catherine M. Pesta, 64, passed away on July 22, 2016, with her family at her side.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1951, in Youngstown, to Merrill McMillen and Sue Gilbert.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her sons, Merrill Pratt (Barbara) of Georgia and John Mulac (Jennifer) of Texas; daughters Joyce Pratt of Campbell, Janet Stytle of Youngstown, Julie Mulac of Youngstown, Jaclyn Magurira (Wilson) of Youngstown and Jennifer Mulac of Youngstown; sisters Donna Huckaba (Huck) of Youngstown and Julia Judy Rolland (Thomas) of Youngstown; and 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Pesta; and her brother, Ronald Cockran.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home.
NILES Sandra Hunn Rinaldo, 76, passed away Tuesday morning, July 19, 2016, at Humility House in Austintown.
Sandra was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Harry and Ann Terlecki Wall, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a graduate of Chaney High School, and earned a license in cosmetology shortly thereafter. In addition to cosmetology, Sandy worked for Sparkle Markets, from where she retired.
She attended St. Stephen Church in Niles and loved reading her bible. Sandy loved history, dancing, and caring for her two cats.
Sandy will be sadly missed by her family, her daughter, Lisa Rinaldo (Michael) Cross of Mineral Ridge; four grandchildren, Michael Cross, David Cross, Nicole Gatrell Campbell, and Thomas Koczara; two great-grandchildren, JaDina and Ashley Rae Campbell; a son-in-law, Thomas Koczara; several cousins, including Mary Susan Keenan of Canfield; and her extended family, Fabian Rinaldo, Thomas Hunn, and Heidi Hunn McCormick.
A daughter, Dina Faye Rinaldo Koczara, and a brother, Raymond Wall, are deceased.
Per Sandys wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown.
Sandys family thanks the staff of Humility House and Kathy Graham, for the kindness shown and loving care given to Sandy and her family during her illness.
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MINERAL RIDGE Roy E. Renner, 93, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
Born Dec. 18, 1922, in Hundred, W.Va., he was the son of George and Dorothy (McDonald) Renner.
Mr. Renner retired from LTV Steel in 1985 after 43 years of service.
He was a member of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Betty V. (Grove); son Larry (Carol); a daughter, Sue DeWeese; two grandchildren, Jill (Gary) Fitzgerald and Todd (Connie) Renner; great-grandchildren Olivia and Naomi Renner; and a sister, Martha (Terry) Williams.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth in 1995; a grandson, Marc in 2010; three brothers; and two sisters.
Private services were held for the family.
Memorials may be made in his honor to Hospice of the Valley.
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HUBBARD Gerald Jerry A. Bayus Sr. passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at OBrien Memorial Health Care Center after living with renal cell carcinoma and melanoma cancers for two years.
Jerry was born in Sharon, Pa., a son of Andrew and Margaret Toth Bayus, and was a lifelong resident of Hubbard.
He was a graduate of Hubbard High School and attended Youngstown State University. He was the owner and an enrolled agent for Stoll, Evans and Bayus Tax Practitioners for 51 years, retiring in 2015. Stoll, Evans and Bayus was the first firm in Youngstown to use computers in preparation of tax returns. Jerry thoroughly enjoyed his work and thought of his clients as friends.
Jerry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard, the State of Ohio Enrolled Agents, where he had served as vice president and also served as president of the Youngstown Chapter of Enrolled Agents, and was a member of Mahoning County Accounting Society.
He will be sadly missed by his family, his children, Gerald A. Bayus Jr. of Cortland and Keith A. (fiancée Anita Hurley) Bayus of Boulder, Colo.; his devoted partner of 25 years, Patti Lewis of Hubbard and her children, Peggi (John) Fu of Seattle and Pamela (Richard) Norris of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren, Jenelle Bayus, Ian Bayus, Lucia Norris, Rocco Norris, Lila Fu, Livia Fu and Lorelai Fu. He also leaves his brother, Andrew (Janice) Bayus of Cortland; his sisters, Beverly ONeil of Bonney Lake, Wash. and Darlene Bayus-Russo (Eric Rothrock) of Erie, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and two great-nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Bayus; and his brother-in-law, Edward ONeil.
Thanks and admiration to Dr. Amy Awaida, the Care Connections team of the Victory Christian Center and the dedicated nurses, aides and staff who provided care and support with the utmost dignity and respect.
There will be calling hours today, July 24, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, July 25, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m., with services following at 11 a.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Jerry will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerrys name to the First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard, 22 Westview Ave., Hubbard, OH 44425; Hope Center for Cancer Care, 835 Southwestern Run, Youngstown, OH 44514; or OBrien Memorial Health Care Center Activity Fund, 563 Brookfield Ave. SE, Masury, OH 44438.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
POLAND - There will be prayers at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Fox Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. at the Christ Our Savior (St. Nicholas) Church in Struthers for Joseph P. Smith, 90, who passed away Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Joseph was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of Elias and Eva Smith, and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from South High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as a gunners mate third class during World War II in which he received the World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Medal and American Area Medal. Joseph worked as a produce manager for Krogers and retired from IGA in 1988. He was a long-time parishioner of the Christ Our Savior Church and belonged to the Kirby and YLSA clubs. Josephs favorite things was spending time with his family, especially after retirement, spending the days with his buddies, Jarod and Kyle; dancing with his granddaughter, Lisa, at her wedding; grandson Larry moving from Florida to attend Youngstown State University and living with him for the first year; and the birth of his great-grandson, Luke.
His wife, Philomena Antronica, whom he married June 16, 1948, died on May, 22, 2015, just short of celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary.
He will be greatly missed by his son, Lawrence E. (Tina Hudson) Smith of Coral Springs, Fla.; his daughter, Patricia A. (Joe) Anda of Poland ; four grandchildren, Lisa (John) Watson of Holly Springs, N.C., Lawrence J. Smith of Mogadore, Jarod Anda of Howland and Kyle Anda of Poland; a great-grandson, Luke Watson of Holly Springs, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Sam (Pauline) Antronica of Boardman; a sister-in-law, Lois Antronica of Poland; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife and parents, Joseph was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Joseph P. Smith Jr.; his daughter-in-law, Lynne Sue Smith; five brothers, Al, Jack, Samuel, Edward Sr. and Charles Smith; and four sisters, Rose Barak, Mary Rotar, Dorothy Smith and Juanita Walko.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.
Material tributes can be made in Josephs memory to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN., 38105; or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.
His family wishes to thank an angel sent from God, Debbie Cobbin, who was Josephs caregiver and the Hospice nurse, Georgia, for the loving care and compassion extended to Joseph.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
BERLIN CENTER Patricia D. Schleyhahn, 81, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Friday, July 15, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Schleyhahn was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Springfield, the daughter of Julio and Goldie (Dragoo) Baldoni, and came to the Youngstown area in March of 2015.
Patricia was a loving wife and mother her entire life. She was known for her kind heart and willingness to help anyone who needed it.
She was a member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary and a card club. She enjoyed bowling, shuffle board, and most importantly, spending time with her large family.
Patricias husband of almost 46 years, Robert H. Schleyhahn, whom she married on Aug. 12, 1950, died on Feb. 25, 1996.
Patricia leaves behind her two daughters, Kathy (Joe) Biroschak, with whom she made her home in Berlin Center, and Patricia Sommers of Glenarm, Ill.; son Robert R. Schleyhahn of Springfield; and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Julio and Goldie, and husband Robert, Patricia was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon L. Nudo.
Inurnment will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, where she will be laid to eternal rest next to her husband.
Professional arrangements are under the care of the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, North Jackson Chapel.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send online condolences.
NEW SPRINGFIELD Kenneth E. Smith II, 45, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 21, at The Cleveland Clinic.
Ken was born on Sept. 15, 1970, in New Springfield, a son of Kenneth E. and Janet (Taylor) Smith.
A 1989 Springfield Local High School graduate, he attended The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Ken was the owner and operator of his own trucking and fencing company.
He attended the Victory Christian Church in Columbiana, and belonged to the Springfield Ruritans and Poland Lodge.
He enjoyed taking his boat on Lake Erie, and was very active in his childrens hobbies. He participated in the Springfield Local High School Rodeo Association along with his son, Kyle.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Ken is survived by his mother, Janet Smith; two sons, Kyle and Cole Smith; a daughter, Paige Smith; and one brother; Ed Smith and wife Kim, all of New Springfield. Janets niece, Sherry Ridzon, who thought of him as her brother, will also miss him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth E. Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the New Springfield Church of God, 3649 E. Garfield Road in New Springfield, with Pastor Randy Morocco officiating.
The family will receive friends at the New Springfield Church of God on Wednesday, July 27, from 4 to 8 p.m., and also at 10 a.m., an hour before the services, on Thursday, July 28, at the New Springfield Church of God.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made in Kenneths memory to the Ken Smith Donation Fund, which can be made at any Huntington Bank Branch for the benefit of his children.
The family has entrusted the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima, with the arrangements for their loved one.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN - There will be funeral services at noon on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica in Youngstown for Sarah A. Fiordelise Tabachino, 84, who passed away Friday morning, July 22.
Sarah was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Youngstown, the daughter of Samuel and Theresa (Napolitano) Fiordelise.
She worked in accounts receivable at Kaufmanns Department Store for 25 years. Sarah was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica and was a graduate of The Rayen School. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Everyone enjoyed her delicious wedding soup. She also helped cook at the family restaurant, Tabbys in Boardman. She especially enjoyed spending her time with the grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Anthony J. Tabby Tabachino Sr., she will be remembered lovingly by her son, Mark (Karen) Tabachino of Boardman; her grandchildren, Jia and Joseph Tabachino, Anthony and Alexa Bodine, and Michael and Nicole Tabachino; daughter-in-law Susan Milano; sister Rose Koneval of Austintown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her two sons, Anthony J. Jr. and Robert Tabachino; grandson Angelo Tabachino; and brother Marshall Fiordelise.
Friends may call on Monday morning, July 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
The family would like extend a heartfelt thank you for the care Sarah received from Hospice and her care givers.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Sarahs family.
OLDSMAR, FLA. - A Panahida service will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Divine Liturgy at noon at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Kevin Marks, for Helen L. VanSuch, 90, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Thursday morning.
She was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Campbell, the daughter, Andrew and Antonia Muretic Verbnak.
Helen, along with her husband, Thomas VanSuch Sr., owned and operated Vans Tavern. Later, she worked as a bookkeeper with J&L Copier Sales until her retirement. She was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, the Croatian Federated Union, Lodge 185, and the Greek Catholic Union.
Helen is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Elizabeth VanSuch of Oldsmar and Terrence and Deborah VanSuch of Louisville, Ohio; her granddaughters and spouses, Jillian and Brett Frank of Akron and Teri and Jon Gorski of North Canton; and her brother-in-law, Robert Domanich of Campbell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. VanSuch Sr; her sisters, Frances Sich, Patricia Gwizdale and Tillie Mitzi Domanich; and her two brothers, Frank and Andrew Verbnak.
The VanSuch family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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BOARDMAN Paul Woloschak, 84, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles, following a long and fulfilling life.
Paul was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Youngstown, a son of the late John and Theresa Suchy Woloschak, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a graduate of Chaney High School, and was a proud U.S. Army veteran. He earned a Masters degree from Youngstown State University and was a school teacher in the Jackson-Milton School District.
Mr. Woloschak was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown. He enjoyed golfing and spending time in the sunshine, and he often played bocce at the Maennerchor in Youngstown.
Paul leaves his son, Paul John (Diana) Woloschak of Grove City, Pa.; two daughters, Karen (Joe) Brine of Girard and Tanya Joseph of Austintown; two granddaughters, Kathleen Collins and Tiara Joseph; two brothers, Michael and John Woloschak; a sister, Esther Musichuk; and seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Christopher, Cameron, Jordyn, Jayden, and Gianna.
His wife of 32 years, Christine E. First Woloschak, whom he married July 20, 1957, passed away Jan. 14, 1990. A brother, Steve Woloschak, and three sisters, Mary Kakish, Kay Fitch, and Ann Woloschak, are also deceased.
Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, July 25, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road., Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m.
Interment will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, where Paul will be laid to rest next to his wife.
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