BOARDMAN A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church for Theresa M. Andio, 90, who passed away Sunday at Assumption Village.
Theresa was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Louis and Lucy (Marion) Fossaceca.
Theresa was a hospice volunteer for many years.
She was a member and past president of the Womens Auxiliary of the Wolves Club. Theresa was also member of St. Charles Church, where she was a Eucharist minister and involved in many activities there at the church.
Her husband, Anthony M. Andio, whom she married June 7, 1947, passed away Jan. 17, 2008.
Theresa leaves four daughters, Marilou (John) Bertelli of Boardman, Toni (Joe) Speziale of Boardman, Michele (Robert) Kielbas of Chicago and Jennifer (Tim) Frank of North Lima; a sister, Connie Davis of Poland; eight grandchildren, Kristen Fraley, Heidi and Gina Bertelli, Tracie (Chad) Flaum, Sarah, and Joey Speziale, and Cole and Cade Frank; and two great-grandchildren, Carson and Carly Fraley.
Theresa was also preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Louis, and Michael Fossaceca.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, and Thursday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Charles Church.
Material tributes take the form of donations to the activities department at Assumption Village, 9800 Market St., North Lima, OH 44452.
Theresas family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Spratt and the staff in the special care unit at Assumption Village for all of the loving care and compassion of their mother.
POLAND - John Demetra, 89, died Saturday evening, Jan. 14, 2017, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center.
John was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of Stephen and Mary Halko Demetra.
Raised in Youngstown, he was a 1946 graduate of North, formerly Scienceville, High School. In 1946, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps and proudly served during World War II. After being honorably discharged in 1948, he returned to Youngstown, and began his career with General Fireproofing. He retired from the company with over 42 years of service.
In his free time, John enjoyed traveling with family and friends, planting an annual vegetable garden, woodworking with his brother-in-law, Bob Haug, watching his wife bowl in her league, fishing, and loved polka music.
He was a member of the Poland Presbyterian Church and the Mahoning Valley Industrial Management Association.
John is survived by his high school sweetheart and best friend, the former June Rhiel, whom he married on Aug. 2, 1952; three sons, John (Cathy) Demetra of Poland, James (Gloria) Demetra of Boardman, and Jerry (Nancy) Demetra of Boardman; brother Michael (Dorothy) Demetra of Austintown; and four grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Demetra, Max Demetra, and Madison Demetra.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his infant son, John Joseph Demetra; two sisters, Anne Solomon and Mary Fecko; and his brother, Joey Demetra.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St. in Boardman, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mr. Demetras name to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.
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COLUMBIANA - There will be funeral services on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, for Dean H. DuVall, 89, who passed away Friday evening, Jan. 13, 2017, at Parkside Health Care Center, with his family by his side.
Dean was born Aug. 7, 1927, in New Galilee, Pa., the son of the late Rev. Benjamin A. and Virgie (Vance) DuVall.
He worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Company for 37 years, retiring as an outside plant foreman in 1983. Dean was the caretaker for the Paradise United Church of Christ Cemetery for over 40 years, retiring in 1984.
He was a lifelong member of the Nazarene Church. Dean sang at various churches in the area as well for the Ohio Bell Production.
Dean served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, having served on the U.S.S. Ancon and the U.S.S. Ponaganset.
Dean is survived by his wife of over seven years, the former Juanita Mae Anderson Hughes DuVall, whom he married on Feb. 9, 2009; four children, Rev. Leslie Les D. DuVall of Bluemont, Va., Sarah A. (Larry) Goehring of Columbus, Darrell D. DuVall of New Waterford and Larry Paul DuVall of Monks Corner, S.C.; three stepchildren, Diane R. (Jack) Kechler of Boardman, Elinda D. (Terry) Frazier of Poquoson, Va. and Clyde R. (Malva) Hughes of Edinburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 20 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his first wife of 61 years, the former Doris Shaffer, whom he married on Sept. 1, 1947, and who died April 7, 2008; two sons, John A. DuVall and L. Allen DuVall; four brothers, Nile DuVall, Harold DuVall, Dale DuVall and Herbert DuVall; and his sister, Erma Davis.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman.
The Ellsworth V.F.W. Post No. 9571 will conduct a military service on Thursday at Paradise Cemetery following the funeral service at the funeral home.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Global Mission Church of Nazarene, Messo America Region, c/o The Slingerland Family, in memory of Dean.
Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.
VILLA MARIA, PA. - Sister Mary-Joanna Huegle H.M., 89, the former Mary Josephine Huegle and formerly Sr. Mary-Arlene, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Villa Maria Community Center in Villa Maria.
She entered the Sisters of the Humility of Mary Congregation in 1949. Sr. Mary-Joanna served 59 years in active ministry as a teacher, library clerk, artist and archivist for the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. She taught in Cleveland schools and at St. Patrick in Hubbard.
In 1977, she was asked to establish the archives of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary at Villa Maria.
The daughter of the late Edwin and Irene (Werthmann) Huegle, she is survived by her brother Peter Huegle of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; her nieces and a nephew and their families; and her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation with whom she shared her life for 68 years.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Arlene Morton, Jeanette Stewart and Grace Ann Fitts.
The funeral is Friday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Villa Maria Chapel in Villa Maria.
Friends may call at the Villa Maria Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
The prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Development Office, P.O. Box 534, Villa Maria, PA 16155. See www.humilityofmary.org.
Arrangements are by the McCauley Funeral Home.
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FINDLAY Margaret A. Peggy (Franklin) Lamb, 59, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at her home.
She was born April 25, 1957, in Youngstown, to Robert and Janet (Shood) Franklin.
She graduated in 1975, from Austintown Fitch High School and later studied at Youngstown State University.
On Dec. 31, 1999, she married Clarence Gene Lamb in Findlay, who preceded her in death in April of 2015.
Peggy worked many years with the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Restaurants. Most recently, she worked as the manager of the Findlay location before leaving earlier last year.
Peggy is survived by her brother, Robert (Gloria) Franklin of Hamilton; and nieces Cassandra Franklin of Milford and Teresa (Dr. John) Mitchell of Chicago.
In addition to her husband, Gene, she was preceded in death by her parents.
On Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with funeral services being conducted at 12:30 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St. in Luckey, officiated by the Rev. James Budke.
Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, following the services.
Please visit www.marshfuneralhomes.com for those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo.
NEW CUMBERLAND, PA. - Maxine E. (Kushner) LeRoy, 76, formerly of Lewisberry, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
She was born on July 28, 1940, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Vincent J. and Maxine M. Kushner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill F. LeRoy.
She is survived by a son, David LeRoy and his wife, Gwen; three granddaughters, Kirsty, Shelly, and Rachel; a daughter, Heather; a brother, Don Kushner; and a sister, Holly Kushner.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Denny Kushner.
She was a member of the Baughman United Methodist Church in New Cumberland.
Services will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Stone & Murray Funeral Home in New Cumberland, with the Rev. Dr. Win Green officiating. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
POLAND - Mary Louise DiIanni Perry, 67, after a courageous battle against cancer, passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, surrounded by her family.
Mary Lou was a 1967 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. After graduation, she volunteered with the domestic anti-poverty program, VISTA (AmeriCorps). She served in Georgia and Tennessee. She taught reading and writing and helped establish a community center in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. She retired from the Ohio Turnpike, where she was a toll collector. Mary Lou was always ready to help those around her, putting the needs of others before her own.
She enjoyed all types of music. She loved the ocean and visited every chance she could, Ocean City, N.J., in particular, where she spent many summers as a child. More than anything, Mary Lou loved being with her grandchildren. She was always planning outings and activities, whether going to the park, the museum or baking a cake. She was nonjudgmental, encouraged their creativity, and was proud of their successes.
Besides her grandchildren, she held a special place in her heart for the Knight and DeRosa children, whom she babysat.
She was a proud member of the Ladies Mt. Carmel Society in Lowellville, where she served as the financial secretary before becoming ill.
She enjoyed playing on the societys bocce team and volunteering at the annual Mt. Carmel Society Festival.
She was preceded in death by her father, Louis M. DiIanni; a brother, Louis C. DiIanni; and a grandson, Marshall V. Perry.
She leaves her mother, Mary DiIanni of Poland; three sons, Tom Perry, of Norfolk, Va., Jeffrey (Heidi) Perry of Boardman and Jason Perry of Pulaski, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Claude (Elaine) DiIanni of Boardman; and a sister, Joanne McHugh of Poland.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland, with the Rev. Msgr. William Connell as celebrant.
The Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland is handling arrangements.
The family asks that any memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, http://www.hospiceofthevalley.com/donate.html.
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