AUSTINTOWN Agnes C. Houser, 93, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Humility House, peacefully with her family by her side.
Agnes was born in Trumbull County on Feb. 18, 1920. She was the daughter of David and Dora Christlieb.
She graduated from West Farmington High School in 1938 and worked at Johnson Rubber in Middlefield.
She married the late Gale W. Houser on April 20, 1946. Agnes and Gale resided in Gustavus, where she took care of the family farm until 1960.
They moved to Austintown, where she worked along side her husband at Housers Home Bakery.
Agnes greatest joy in life was with her family. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She also enjoyed garage sales, bingo, crossword puzzles and watching wrestling.
Agnes leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Ronald (Andrea) Houser, Russel (Mary Wagner) Houser, Debra Houser-Rutushin and Diane (Sean Riley) Gollner. She also leaves eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Austintown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Houser, to whom she was married for 65 wonderful years; parents; her son, Allan Houser; sisters and brothers; and a son-in-law, Tim Rutushin.
Visitation will be held on Friday Dec. 13, 2013, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Russ Adams.
Burial will take place at North View Cemetery in Gustavus.
The family wants to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Humility House and Hospice of the Valley for their care and comfort they provided.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley in memory of Agnes C. Houser.
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POLAND, OHIO - Linda Hansen Chuba, 70, died Dec. 8, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mrs. Chuba was born July 14, 1943, in Nevada, Iowa, a daughter of George and Irene McClellan Hansen.
Linda graduated from Nevada Iowa High School in 1961 and American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa in 1963. She attended Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa in 1964.
She was a resident of Poland, Ohio, since 1986 and a former resident of Michigan, South Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa.
She worked as a Legal Secretary in the John R. Hattery Law Office and as an assistant in the Story County Iowa Recorders Office.
Linda was a knowledgeable gardener and enjoyed flower gardening. She loved the beautiful rose, hydrangea, peony and tulip blooms that came each spring and summer.
Linda enjoyed reminiscing about her family, growing up with an older brother. One of her favorite stories was how she was taught by her mother to share with her brother Bill...one of them would divide the treat and the other would get to choose their portion.
She would relive and laugh about the many stages of her sons life as he grew up. A much loved one was at the stage when he started noticing girls. When eating out with his mother, he would insist on leaving the tip if the server was female.
Linda was in awe of Beatas intelligence and drive to get top grades in the college classes.
She is survived by her husband, David Chuba of Poland, Ohio, whom she married Aug. 20, 1966; a son, Michael Chuba and his wife, Beata Jermakowicz Chuba of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a brother, William Hansen and his wife, Betty McDonald Hansen of Salem, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Irene Hansen.
Private services were held at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman.
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CANFIELD A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home for Joseph J. and Dorothy A. Courtney, formerly of Boardman. Joseph passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley, Boardman, and Dorothy passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Hospice House.
Mr. Courtney was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of Albert and Marguerite Quinlan Courtney He attended Youngstown State University and was the owner of Canfield Manufacturing Company.
Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army, in which he served during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of Boardman Boosters and an inductee to their Hall of Fame, the Youngstown Power Squadron, the Elks Club, and Argus Lodge No. 545 F.&A.M., and the Youngstown Shrine Club.
Mrs. Courtney was born March 25, 1926, in Boardman, a daughter of F. Allen and Margaret Lytle Hoover. She had attended Kent State University and had worked for the Boardman High School Athletic Dept. for 21 years.
The Courtneys have been members of the Pleasant Grove Church for over 50 years, the Saxon Club, Mannechor Club, and the Salem Hills Golf Club.
The Courtneys celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24 of this year.
Surviving them is their daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Steve Wilkins of Fenton, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey (fiancé Michelle Jackson) Wilkins and Abby (Phil) Perkins.
Preceding Joe in death besides his parents are three brothers, Ray, Don and Robert Courtney. Preceding Dorothy in death are four sisters, Ginny Hoover, Margaret Edwards, Harriet Slagle, and Kathryn Thompson; and a brother, Bud Hoover.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home.
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STRUTHERS Prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Savior St. Nicholas Church for Kathleen M. Fullerman ,92, who passed away peacefully Tuesday evening at Humility House.
Kathleen was born April 30, 1921, in Ireland, a daughter of John and Anna Nolan and came to the Youngstown area as a child.
She graduated from Ursuline High School with the Class of 1939 and was a homemaker.
She was a long time parishioner of St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers. She loved playing cards and was involved in many card clubs.
Her husband, Charles Fullerman, whom she married Feb. 17, 1945, died on Oct. 17, 1991, after 46 years of marriage.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Marcia (David) Titus of Dover, Del.; her two sons, Thomas (Fran) Fullerman of Canfield and Gary Fullerman of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Butterworth of Dover, Kristy (David) Budavich of Pittsburgh, Kelly Erin Fullerman (Matthew Borys fiancé) of Ocean City, Md. and Nichole Leonard of Texas; and great-granddaughter, Taylor Butterworth of Dover.
Besides her parents and husband, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Nolan.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Staff of Humility House for the care and compassion shown to their beloved mother and grandmother.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Fox Funeral Home.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
LIBERTY A Mass of the Resurrection will be said on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for Jennie M. Lallo, 73, who died Monday morning, Dec. 9, 2013.
Jennie was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Youngstown, a daughter of Ralph and Mary Budaker Conti.
From 1957 to 1963, she worked in the accounting department at Commercial Shearing & Stamping Co.
She was a member of the church and its Home and School Association, a 1957 graduate of Liberty High School, and a homemaker.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, traveling, and the opportunity to play games of chance.
She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Lallo, whom she married Oct. 29, 1960; two sons, Jeffery M. (Melissa) Lallo and David N. (Lexi) Lallo; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Mara, Joseph, Christopher, Aaron, Samuele and Cristian; a brother, Ralph R. (Tuni) Conti; and a sister, Mary Louise Dobozy.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends and family may gather from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Material contributions can be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Please visit www.schiavonefh.com to share condolences.
BOARDMAN Services will be held Friday at noon at the Evangel Baptist Church in Boardman for Kirk E. Waterboy Lovrinovicz, 50. He passed away Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mr. Lovrinovicz was born Nov. 6, 1963, in Waterbury, Conn., a son of Edward A. and June DeLoy Lovrinovicz.
He was employed by Conway Freight as a truck driver, which he dearly loved doing.
Kirk enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, and flying radio controlled airplanes.
Surviving him is his wife, the former Kathy L. Adams, whom he married Dec. 14, 1985; his mother, June Lovrinovicz of Windham, Maine; a son, Joshua and daughter Erin (fiancé Randy Hatala), both of Boardman; a sister, Kim (Jeff) Lowell of Windham; and his mother-in-law, Betty Adams of Boardman.
Preceding him in death was his father, Edward; and father-in-law, Ronald Adams.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509.
Arrangements handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home.
GIRARD Tina Maiorana, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Hospice House with her family by her side.
Tina was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Canandaigua, N.Y., the daughter of the late Frank and Maria Teresa Galimi Ceravolo.
She had worked as a key punch operator for many different offices, a dress shop during the Christmas season and had also worked at the Air Force Base in New York for a brief period of time. She was a member of St. Rose Church and had volunteered for the Easter Seals, Cancer Society, St. Judes Children's Hospital, Muscular Dystrophy, and Committee chairperson for the voting precinct. She enjoyed getting together and playing cards with her special sisters, Betty Tondo, Lena DelBene, Barbara Dunlap and Louise Martin since the 1960s.
Tina is survived by her husband, Anthony B. Maiorana, whom she married May 12, 1956; her children, Tina Marie (Keith) Brown of Girard, Stella (Greg) Yurco of Cortland, Teresa Maiorana of Cortland, Toni Lynn (Joe) Copploe of McDonald and Anthony (Shelly) Maiorana of Evans, Ga.; brothers, Joseph (Bev) Ceravolo of Canandaigua, N.Y., Thomas Ceravolo of Lockport, N.Y., Vincent Ceravolo of Rome, N.Y. and Rocco (Mary) Ceravolo of Fairport, N.Y.; grandchildren, Tony Dominic and Briana Simeone of Girard, Christopher and Hannah Simeone of Ft. Worth, Texas, Matthew and Sarah Simeone of Ft. Sill, Okla., Toni (Joe) Copploe of McDonald, Michael Edwards of North Hollywood, Calif., Lisa Edwards of Niles, Joseph Copploe II of McDonald, Antonio Copploe of Michigan, Chloe Alexis Maiorana, Ava Olivia Maiorana and Luke Anthony Maiorana of Evans; step grandchild, Allison Brown; and great-grandson, Gryphon (Edwards) Hurd.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Santo Ceravolo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Church, preceded by a prayer service at 10 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and also on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will take place at Girard City Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Spratt, Dr. Amy Awaida, Dr. David Dunch, Dr. Anthony Catrona, Dr. Eugene Potesta, Dr. Digvijay Singh, Dr. Brian Gruber, the Hope Center, St. Elizabeth NeuroScience Intensive Care Unit, SEHC Palliative Care and Hospice House for their kindness and exceptional care that was given to Tina.
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YOUNGSTOWN A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish for Betty Jean Mikulka, 80, who died on Tuesday evening at her residence.
Mrs. Mikulka was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Florence (Lee) Greathouse.
Betty Jean was a life long resident of Youngstown. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her church, family and friends. She was very generous of heart and spirit to her grandchildren, as well as all of her nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish as well as the senior group at the church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
She leaves her husband, Aloysius Mikulka, whom she married on June 6, 1953; her three children, Thomas (Angela) Mikulka of Canfield, Theresa (James) McCallen of Hubbard and Mark (Lisa) Mikulka of Virginia Beach, Va.; her grandchildren, Evan (Jeannie), Alexander and Elizabeth Mikulka, Scott (Jennifer) McCallen and Marie McCallen, Mark David (Lori) Mikulka and Dale, Glenn and Adam Mikulka; her great-grandsons, Zachary, Joshua and Kaleb Mikulka; as well as her siblings, William (Nancy) Greathouse, Richard (Lois) Greathouse, Maryann Stamp, Roger (Jean) Greathouse, Carol (Gary) Kibler, Daniel (Cindy) Greathouse and Doris (David) Schertzer.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Lytle; her nephew, Ronald Howell; and uncle and aunt, Ray and Virginia Lee.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
GIRARD Katherine A. Moshier, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 6, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Katherine was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Punxsutawney, Pa., the daughter of John and Viola (Coy) Crago.
Katherine was a homemaker and also worked at Auto Batteries for 15 years during the war. She was a past officer of the Eagles Club No. 825, where she was a member for 60 years. She enjoyed working on crafts, cooking, crocheting, bowling and bingo.
Katherine will always be remembered by her sons, Walter (Shelly) Murphy and Robert (Pam) Murphy; 18 grandchildren, especially her granddaughter, Patricia (Alfred) Bable, whom she resided with for the past six years; 49 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Moshier; four brothers and sisters; son, John Murphy; grandson, Albert Murphy; and great-grandson, Ryan Hyon.
There will be funeral services held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of the services.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Katherines family.
PHOENIX David Dave E. Owens, born Dec. 15, 1950, in Youngstown, to David and Audrey (Helman) Owens, reborn Nov. 22, 2013, as a resident of Phoenix, after a long term illness.
There will be a memorial service at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Boardman, for family and friends on Saturday Dec. 14.
The photo viewing will begin at 10 a.m. with the service to start promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Dave was preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Marie (Goers) Helman and David and Margret (McClay); father, David Owens; and brother, Randy (Randal) Owens.
Dave is survived by his mother, Audrey Owens (Helman) and care giver, Tom Miller; sister, Judy Owens West (Tom); brothers, Richard Owens (Lisa) and Paul Owens (Christine); children, David E. A. Owens, Melissa Owens Lewis (Dan), and Melinda Owens Arquette (Steve); grandchildren, Kaitlin Lewis, Dannah Lewis, Gwenyth Lesnsnsky, Steven Arquette, Aiden Rogers, Jakob Owens, Grace Goodwin, Joel Rogers, Luke Owens and Zander Arquette. Daves eight nieces and three nephews include Megan Vutech, Adam Vutech (Melissa), Amanda Scott, Audrey Owens, Zachery Scott, Jenny Owens, Holly Owens, Doug Scott, Allison Owens, Debbie Owens, and Kelly Owens; great-niece Nadiya Vutech; and great-nephew, Maddox Vutech.
Dave had been involved with animal charities, therefore instead of flowers, please make a donation to: Angels for Animals 4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
PALM BAY, FLA. Andrew A. Perry, 47, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay.
He was born in Youngstown.
His family includes his mother and step father, Pearl and Donald Hitchcock of Palm Bay; and brother, Steve Perry of Tampa.
His father, Andrew A. Perry Sr. and his brother, Phil Perry, preceded him in death.
A special thanks to Dr. Kancharla and staff at the Cancer Care Center, and to William Childs Hospice House for their compassionate care.
Those considering expression of sympathy, should consider donations to William Childs Hospice House or to Cancer Care Center of Brevard.
Arrangements by the Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay.
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HOWLAND Antoinette Toni Ross, 55, died Sunday, Dec. 8, in Howland.
She was born Nov. 29, 1958, in Warren, the daughter of Dominick and Marilyn Mosier Gatta.
Toni was a 1977 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, attended Youngstown State University, and graduated from Kent State University with an RN degree.
She started her career as a registered nurse at St. Joes in Warren. After taking leave to raise and spend time with her children, she became employed as a nurse at Howland Glen Elementary School since 2004.
Toni was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren and was involved in the Howland Boosters. She loved, cared, and always gave to her family and friends. Nursing and taking care of others was what she lived for. She incredibly enjoyed cooking, dancing, music, watching sports, and attending her childrens sporting events.
She will be deeply missed by her mother, Marilyn Mickey Gatta of Niles; her husband, John A. Ross II of Howland, who she married July 19, 1986; three sons, John A. Ross III, Kevin L. Ross, and Sean Ross and a daughter, Alexis Ross, all of Howland; a brother, Dominic (Charlotte) Gatta of Niles; six sisters, Pat (Butch) Gelet of Hubbard, Sandy (Gabe) Marchionte of McDonald, Gerri (George) Rohan of North Lima, Marilyn (Charlie) Davis of Niles, Heidi (Jim) Swift of Niles, and Katrina Tina (Steve) Brill of Howland; a sister-in-law, Renee (Rocky) Maiorca of Cortland; a brother-in-law, Joe Ross of Cleveland; a brother-in-law, Brian (Kim) Ross of Howland; beloved nieces and nephews; and her loving animals, Zeke, Mario, Spooky, Bubba, Lulu, Nala, Coco, Otis, Boo and Rossini.
Toni was preceded in death by her father, Dominick Gatta; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph M. and Dolores Ross; and brother-in-law, Kevin L. Ross.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to The Toni Ross Spirit Scholarship Howland Community Scholarships Foundation, 8200 South St., Warren, OH 44484; Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstettler Road, SW, Warren, OH 44481; American Cancer Society, 959 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804; or Oblate Sisters, 50 Warner Road, Hubbard, OH 44425.
Family and friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to e-mail condolences or sign guest book.
HUBBARD There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Edwards Church of Youngstown with Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin officiating for George E. Jerry Resatar, 70, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at home.
George was born on Nov. 1, 1943, in Youngstown, a son of George and Blanche D. Rosser Resatar.
He was a 1961 graduate of Hubbard High School.
He enjoyed fishing, trips to Canada, going to the Canfield Fair and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Jerry was a meat cutter at the Mahoning Sparkle Inc., was the owner/operator of Jerrys Butcher Shop in Liberty and later was the warehouse foreman for P.I.&I. Motor Express of Masury, retiring in 2010.
He was a member of St. Edwards Church of Youngstown and a former member of Hubbard Volunteer Fire Department.
Jerry was a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus, past Grand Knight of Hubbard 2032, at the present, was a member of Girard Knights of Columbus, and also was a former State District Deputy of Greater Youngstown area chapter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He will be sadly missed by his family, his wife, the former Patricia A. Hartwig, whom he married March 26, 1977; his daughter, Cathi (Chuck) Christopher of Uniontown, Pa.; his son, Matthew (Alesha Button) Resatar of Columbus; three grandchildren, Cody, Tyler and Ava; and his mother-in-law, Patricia Hartwig of Liberty.
He also leaves his aunt, Rena (Richard) Lowry of Hubbard and several special nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Resatar.
There will be calling hours on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home and Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Edwards Church in Youngstown.
Jerry will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the Christ United Presbyterian Church in Youngstown for Joseph Soriano, 86, who died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Hospice House.
He was born was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of the late Joaquin and Antonia Sanz Soriano.
He was a graduate of East High School and worked for General Fireproofing in the Maintenance Department for 40 years.
Joseph served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Victory Ribbon. He was a member of the Christ United Presbyterian Church and took pride in working in his yard and spending time with his loving grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Sorber Soriano, whom he married in 1955; his son, Frank (Jane) Soriano in Austintown; his daughter, Jodie (Thomas) Hart in Boardman; a sister, Julia Esseniyi in Poland; and four grandchildren, Kelli (Scott) Hunter, Ryan Hart, Heidi Soriano and Joseph Soriano.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank and Jack Soriano and Elias Sanchez; and one sister, Elvira Horvath.
Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown.
Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
AUSTINTOWN - Lawrence Albert Tully, 76, died Monday morning, Dec. 9, 2013, at Meridian Arms.
Larry was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Youngstown, a son of the late Albert and Edna Hoxworth Tully.
He was raised on the Northside of Youngstown and was a 1956 graduate of The Rayen School. He worked as a welder for Youngstown Steel Door for 30 years, retiring in 1999. In his free time, Larry enjoyed karaoke and playing bingo.
Larry leaves two daughters, Jacqueline Marie Tully of Youngstown and Lori Mashorda of Cypress, Texas; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Allyson Mashorda; and one sister, Kay (Rich) Karas of Youngstown.
There are no services.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers.
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GIRARD Ora F. Terlesky, 83, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Campus Health Care.
She was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Springfield Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Nicholos Heffner.
She was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Springfield Township., Pa., the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Nicholos Heffner.
Ora worked for Hollander Meat Packaging for 25 years. She was a member of the Church Hill United Methodist Church in Liberty Township, and former member of the Girard Eagles. Ora enjoyed playing bingo and cards.
She is survived by her son, Gary Heffner and stepson, Michael Terlesky of Norfolk, Va.; stepdaughters, Susan (Joseph) Verostko of Hubbard and Karen (Douglas) Thomas of Girard; and grandchildren, Raquel, Tara and Shaun Heffner, Michael Terlesky, Chelsea (Rick) Sanders, Angela, Mark, Julie and Joey Verostko, Stephanie and Douglas Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael P. Terlesky, whom she married March 2, 1970, and died Sept. 8, 1995; one brother, Russell; and sister, Pearl.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 6 p.m. with calling hours from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the Blackstone Funeral Home.
Interment will be held at Belmont Park Cemetery.
The family request that material contributions be made to Fairhaven Special Olympics, 420 Lincoln Way, Niles, OH 44446.
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POLAND Dr. Daniel Neill Ebert, Veterinarian, passed away on Dec. 10, 2013, after a lengthy battle against Leukemia.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1935, to parents Marion (Corcoran) and Neill William Ebert of Norwalk.
He is survived by his brothers, James (Connie), Patrick (Pia), and Michael (Penny); and sister, Mary Ellen (David) Adams.
He is also survived by his wife, Ruth, of 52 years; his four sons, Dr. Steven Ebert, Ph.D. (Svetlana Strohm, Ph.D.) of Chuluota, Fla., Dr. Dean Ebert, D.V.M. of Nokomis, Fla., Dr. Daniel Ebert, M.D. (Mary Nye) of Poland, and Mr. Scott Ebert (Sherrie Schupe) of Sandusky; and 11 grandchildren.
Dr. Ebert graduated from Colorado State University in 1957 in undergraduate studies on a combined basketball and golf scholarship. He earned his Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine from Ohio State University in 1961. Dr. Ebert and his wife, Ruth, started their small animal practice on Southern Boulevard in 1965 following a tour of duty as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Veterinary Corps.
Dr. Ebert was an avid golfer, including four holes in one. He was on the Board of Directors for YDGA and YMCA Golf League. He was also a member of Tippecanoe Country Club. He was the Commissioner of Mahoning Valley Conference responsible for hiring basketball and football officials.
He was a past President of Poland School Board of Education, serving eight years.
Dr. Ebert was a loyal Ohio State University Alumnus, including being a member of the O.S.U. Presidents Club.
Dr. Ebert was also an enthusiastic fisherman. He rescued a family of five from a capsized boat on Sept. 25, 1992, while he was on a fishing excursion in the middle of Lake Erie.
A prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St. in Poland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Poland, where the Ebert family has been faithful members since 1971. Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent in memory of Dr. Ebert to the Hope Center for Cancer Care, 835 Southwestern Run, Poland, OH 44514.
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YOUNGSTOWN Egypt Brendan Oliver, 3 weeks, departed this life Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Egypt was born Nov. 12, 2013, in Youngstown, a son of William and Brenda E. Hughes Oliver Jr.
He leaves a brother, Kayden Oliver; a sister, Tulaine Reeder; grandparents, Delicia Harrison, Melvin Hughes, and William and Michelle Oliver Sr.; and great-grandparents, Hulda Oliver, Michael Hughes, and Jerome Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Oliver; and great-grandparents, D. Wendy Hughes, Rev. W. T. Oliver Sr., and Brenda Franklin.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.