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JUDITH 'JUDY' AHART

BERLIN CENTER - Judith “Judy” Ahart, 29 (according to Judy), passed away March 26, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Howard Rickenbrode and Cora Wenner.

Judy married David Ahart on Feb. 9, 1962, and they shared 53 wonderful years together.

She was a graduate of the 1959 class of Jackson Milton High School and attended The Ohio State University. Judy was a business owner and operator of Cloverton Ceramics Studio in Berlin Center for 37 years. She had a passion for teaching ceramics and taught all age groups. Judy was very creative and talented and won numerous awards for photography, gardening, especially for her roses, doll making and was a master cake decorator. She was extremely proud and honored to receive gold, silver and bronze certificates over the years for her roses. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, who adored her.

Judy will be deeply missed by her loving husband, David Ahart of Berlin Center; a daughter, Dr. Daiquiri Ahart of Golden, Colo.; three sons, Tod (Debbie) Ahart of North Jackson, Rhett (Donna) Ahart of Salem, and Trent (Carla) Ahart of Berlin Center; two sisters, Bonnie Rickenbrode of Youngstown and Joyce (Bob) Stein of Columbus; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per Judy’s wishes, there will be no funeral service or calling hours.

Family and friends may visit www.carlhall.com to view this obituary and/or send condolences.

Arrangements are being handled by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

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LEE H. BOOTY

VIENNA – Lee H. Booty, 85, died Friday evening, March 27, 2015, at Hospice House.

He was born March 30, 1929, in Salem, a son of Harry W. and Ella L. Bennett Booty Sr., and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Booty started working at Sharon Steel while still in high school, graduating from Struthers High School in 1948. He then went on to serve with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he became a boiler maker at Youngstown Sheet and Tube/LTV Steel for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. After retirement, he worked in the maintenance department at General Fireproofing and did subcontracting work for McDonald Steel and Pennex Aluminum. Lee enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching boxing, football and NASCAR.

He leaves his wife, the former Emma Jean Heckert, whom he married April 13, 1957; a son, Kevin Booty; three daughters, Jeanette (Awni) Allamadani, Diane (John) Carano and Lisa (Dave) Francisco; four brothers, Robert (Delores) Booty, Charles Booty, Donald (Carol) Booty and David Booty; and four grandchildren, Amanda (Brian) Carpenter, Rahmi Allamadani and Ryan and Justin Francisco.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Anna McLaughlin; and two brothers, William Booty and Harry Booty Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home in Hubbard, with the Rev. Luke Oskin officiating.

Family and friends may call on Monday, two hours prior to the services, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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BRUCE R. 'PETE' BOOHER

PARK CITY, UTAH - Bruce R. “Pete” Booher, 78, died of pancreatic cancer, a year ago, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his winter residence in Palm Desert, Calif. His home was in Park City, Utah.

Pete was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Struthers, a son of Bruce O. and Helen L. Hope Booher.

He was a 1953 graduate of Struthers High School. He was a student at the former Youngstown College in 1956, when he was recruited into the U.S. Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Up to that time, he had never been in an airplane.

Graduating from flight school, he became a Marine pilot, flying an A-4 fighter-bomber 208 combat missions during three tours in Vietnam, for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor. After 13 years as an aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, he retired as a major.

Upon discharge, Pete trained as a commercial pilot, attaining airline pilot status. He became a pilot with the former Western Airlines, and continued on with Delta Air Lines when the two companies merged. After 28 years, in 1996, he retired as a captain with Delta at the mandatory retirement age of 60.

He leaves his wife, the former Maryann Thompson, whom he married in 2014; his former wives, Carol Massie Booher Haynes and Diane Cunningham; his companion of 10 years, Kristi Williamson died in 2005; a son, Craig (Lisa) Booher of Meridian; a daughter, his loving caregiver at the end of his life, Cheryl (Greg) Bebka of Struthers; stepdaughter Stephanie McManus of Irvine, Calif.; brother Tom (Nancy) Booher of Poland; grandchildren Brian (Stephanie) Bebka of Salt Lake City, Jonathan Miller of Struthers, Jessica Atkinson of Ft. Smith, Ark., Joshua (Kellie) Booher of Meridian, and Jacob (Julie Anne) Booher of Boise, Idaho; great-granddaughter Crystal Atkinson; and great-grandson James Atkinson of Ft. Smith, Ark.

He cherished his continuing friendship with his Struthers buddies and his Marine Squadron mates, eight of whom visited him just prior to his death.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved daughter, Carolyn Booher.

A memorial service will be held on the anniversary of Pete’s death, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 1 p.m., at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Pete’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice of Palm Desert, 42600 Cook St., Suite 202, Palm Desert, CA 92211.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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HELEN FERRADINO

MINERAL RIDGE – Helen Ferradino, 96, formerly of Girard, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Vista Center at the Ridge in Mineral Ridge, only days before her 97th birthday.

Helen was born April 1, 1918, in Coalburg, the daughter of George and Mary Turk Pucak.

She had worked for Packard Electric for 30 years as an inspector, retiring in 1980. Helen was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard, and formerly of the Girard Senior Citizens, St. Rose Senior Citizens, and the Seven-Seventeen Retiree Credit Union.

She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie (Carl) Lipski of Brook Park, and Marilyn (Charles) Newton of Catonsville, Md.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; brothers William and Richard; and sisters Marge Hoff, Toni O’Bruba and Barbara Best.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, whom she married May 27, 1939, and who died Jan. 27, 2004; brothers John, Emil, George, Carl and Robert; and sisters Mary Delory, Viola Guest, Emily Evans, Dorothy Paul and Betty Yourchisin.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 30, at noon at the Blackstone Funeral Home, officiated by Msrg. John Zuraw.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Helen will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any material contributions be made to a charity of choice in Helen’s memory.

The family would like to thank the staff of Nora’s Place at Vista Center for the care and kindness shown to their mother.

Visit wwwblackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.

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ARLENE H. GILLIS

ESTERO, FLA. – Arlene H. Gillis, 83, died Monday, March 23, 2015.

Formerly of Crossville, Tenn., she had been an Estero resident since 1998. She was born June 25, 1931, in Lincoln, Iowa, the daughter of Claude and Rose (Boss) Hamilton.

Arlene graduated from Mercy School of Nursing at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa. Following graduation, she worked as a neuropsychiatric staff nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

When her husband moved to Detroit and Pittsburgh, she found nursing positions at various hospitals in the vicinities. When the family moved to Indiana, Pa., she found nursing opportunities with various school districts and local schools. While in Indiana, she obtained her B.S. in Education/ Public School Nursing, graduating cum laude. Her last position was with the Area Agency on Aging in Youngstown, where she was a case manager supervisor and obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Youngstown State University.

Arlene was a big proponent of community service, having served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She served on the Indiana Chapter board of directors, as a coordinator of Volunteer Nurses, and assisted with the Bloodmobile and Flood Disaster Units. In her later years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling the world and doting on their seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Gillis is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bernard T. Gillis; her beloved children, Gregory (Patricia) Gillis of Mineral Ridge, Gwendolyn (Gerard) Budnik of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kathryn (Robert) Kinderman of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Theresa (Alan King) Gillis of Wilmington, Del.; her brother and sister, Virgil (Carrie) Hamilton of Rogers, Ark., and Irma (the late William) Wolfe of Sumter, S.C.; and seven cherished grandchildren, Morgan, Natalie, Garrett, Eric, Aidan, Owen and Sophie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 19680 Cypress View Drive, Ft. Myers, Fla. Burial will follow at the church memorial garden.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, www.hopehospice.org/donate/.

Please visiit www.shikanyfuneralhome.com to offer online condolences.

Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home, (239) 992-4982.

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VIRGINIA (CROMLEY) KRUMAT

SALT LAKE CITY – There will be a funeral service held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, 3498 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Canfield, for Virginia (Cromley) Krumat, 77, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Virginia will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for being a wonderful person and for her strong faith.

She was born May 31, 1937, in Youngstown, the daughter of Harlan and Irene (Meyers) Cromley.

Virginia was a proud homemaker. She was a graduate of South High School and then went on to earn her Associate’s Degree.

Virginia was of the Pentecostal faith and was very active her in church and its Bible study.

She is survived by her brother, Ken; a sister, Jan; her children, Wendy, Ann, Georgine, Tony and Joe; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Krumat.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 until 10:25 a.m. at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield.

Burial will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccih.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Krumat family.

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JOHN J. 'PJ' MOORE

BOARDMAN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, with Father Philip Rogers officiating, for John J. “PJ” Moore, 77, who passed away peacefully, early Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, after a courageous, three-year battle with cancer.

John will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his sense of humor, smile and generous personality.

PJ was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Scranton, Pa., the son of William and Winifred Moore, and moved to the north side as a young child.

John was a 1960 graduate of Ursuline High School, where he was an outstanding quarterback and made the all-city team. He then went on to continue his education and football career at Youngstown State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

He was a lifelong investment broker, working with various companies throughout the area, and for the last 35 years, was employed with Stifel Nicolaus Company.

John had many passions throughout his life. He enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the casino, and was an avid sports fan, always rooting on his favorite teams, Ursuline High School, Notre Dame and the Boston Red Sox. One of his most memorable times every year was going to the Indians versus the Red Sox match ups, but John loved being with his grandchildren, above all things, and they were the apples of his eye.

PJ had a big heart and would always help with rescuing many animals throughout the area, along with volunteering his time and talents at many shelters.

PJ leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories his beloved wife of over 34 years, the former Jeanette Farkas, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1981; his children, Dena (Mark) Schneider of Boardman and Doug “Wes” (Courtnay) Chandler of New Middletown; four grandchildren, Jenna, Sarah, Brooke and Leanne; along with his beloved pet dogs, Ruffles and Wrinkles.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Patrick Moore.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 10:30 until 10:55 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Boardman.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in John’s name to Animal Charity, 4140 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Moore family.

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JOANNE M. MERRELL

HUBBARD - Joanne M. Merrell, 82, died on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015, at Liberty Health Care.

She was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Frostburg, Pa., a daughter of Clinton H. and Alma M. Allenbaugh Shaffer, and had lived in Hubbard since 1954.

Joanne attended Clarion College and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hubbard Football Moms and enjoyed bowling.

Her husband, David W. Merrell Sr., whom she married Nov. 6, 1954, died Jan. 30, 2013.

She leaves two sons, David W. (Phyllis) Merrell Jr. of Aurora, Colo., and Kenneth W. Merrell of Hubbard; a brother, Richard E. Shaffer of Punxsutawney, Pa.; one sister, Eileen S. Miller of Ottawa, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Steven M. Merrell; and two brothers, Robert C. and Mervin Q. Shaffer.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday one hour prior to the services from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. DelliQuadri and the staff at Liberty Health Care for the wonderful care Joanne received.

Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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CARRIE 'CINDY' (SEXTON) ROSSI

LIBERTY – There will be a funeral service at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, with the Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw celebrating the services, for Carrie “Cindy” Sexton Rossi, 72, who passed away peacefully Friday morning, March 27, with her children by her side.

Carrie was born April 20, 1942, in West Virginia, the daughter of John R. and Mary (Baltic) Sexton.

Carrie worked as a waitress at the Tottle House and was a clerk for Imperial Shoe Store. She was an STNA, working at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Carrington South/Pembrooke Place, Liberty and Meridian Arms. She earned her degree from the Harding Business College.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and its St. Monica’s Guild and Altar and Rosary Society. In the 1960s, she did some modeling and was named “Miss Cadillac.” She kept active, gardening, playing volleyball and bowling. She was a fan of Elvis. She enjoyed ceramics, sewing clothes for her kids, working crossword puzzles, bingo, and playing the lottery, solitaire, and mah-jongg.

Carrie was an avid sports fan, watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and all the Cleveland teams, especially the Indians. Carrie loved to prepare Sunday dinners for her family every week. She was a wonderful cook and baker and was featured in The Vindicator.

At Christmas, she would deliver her homemade kolachi and apple cakes to her many family and friends. Most importantly, Carrie was a great provider to her family. Her home was open to her family and many friends. She always took care of others before herself. She was truly a “wonderful woman.”

Her husband, Louis G. Rossi Jr., whom she married Jan. 5, 1965; passed away Oct. 17, 1999.

Carrie will always be lovingly remembered by her five children, Loucynthia M. Kittrell, Ursula J. (Frank) Lellio, Anastasia G. Rossi-Craven, Justina I. (Bryan) Shields, and Mario L. Rossi; 11 grandchildren, Troy and Allison, Gianna, Marissa, Julianna, and Francesca, Douglas, Toby, and Louie, and Bryce and Erica; two stepsons, Joseph (Marcie) Rossi and children Joey and Heather, and Louis (Jody) Rossi and children Louie, Ashley, and Alexia; two sisters, Sylvia Sexton and Mary E. Sexton; two brothers, Kenneth (Lelo) Sexton and Eugene (Debbie) Sexton; her two cats, Solomon and Fury; three dogs, Roman, Spartacus “Sparky,” her little buddy, and Maestro; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides her husband and parents, Carrie was preceded in death by her two brothers, Charles and Robert Sexton; sister Linda Achten; brother-in-law Kenny Achten; niece Mar’ica Sexton; her two dogs, Sable and Mugsy.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m., prior to the services at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Carrie’s family.

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JANICE M. RICHARDS

HUBBARD – Janice M. Richards, 81, passed away unexpectedly at the hospital on Tuesday, March 24, with family by her side. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, John, who preceded her in death.

Janice was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Youngstown, the daughter of Ralph B. and Helen C. (Graham) Caldwell.

In her youth, she was involved in activities at the First Presbyterian Church and was a 1951 graduate of The Rayen School, where she was active in speech. Prior to her marriage, she worked in the offices of the G.M. McKelvey Co. and the Mahoning National Bank.

She married her husband, John M. Richards, on March 12, 1960. Together they shared more than 54 years of marriage before his death on Nov. 22, 2014.

Janice was a homemaker who took pride in her home and was devoted to her family.

She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and family travels. She had a creative soul and enjoyed drawing and painting.

Honesty and integrity guided her through life. Her strength and encouragement provided comfort to many.

She will be sadly missed by her three daughters, Marcia (Edgar) Spaulding of San Pedro, Calif., Pamela Richards of Columbia, S.C., and Jill (Lawrence) Divita of Berea; and her granddaughter, Leah Spaulding of San Pedro.

She also leaves her three sisters, Shirley (Joseph) Rendano, Ruth Cramer, and Nancy Kovach, all of Youngstown; her brother, Ralph (Terry-Ann) Caldwell of Atlanta; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Caldwell; and brothers-in-law Richard Cramer and John Kovach.

There will be calling hours on Monday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard, with a memorial service at 1 p.m.

Janice will be laid to rest next to her husband at Belmont Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or The Humane Society of the United States, Dept.: Memorial Donations, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Donations may also be made at their websites, diabetes.org/donate or humanesociety.org.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.

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KAYTE SCARLETT SMRECK

AUSTINTOWN - Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church for Kayte Scarlett Smreck, 70, who passed away on March 26, 2015.

Kayte was born May 17, 1944, in Canton, to Cleola Margene “Tyo” Teuscher of Somerdale. She was raised by her mother and her maternal grandmother, Estella (Riggle) Teuscher.

Kayte graduated from Tusky Valley High School, Mineral City, in 1962. During her youth, she was a 4-H member, sang at the Mineral City Church, played clarinet and bass clarinet in the high school band, and was a member of the TVHS National Honor Society. She graduated from Malone College in 1966, where she was a member of Chorale.

After graduation from Malone, Kayte taught English and Social Studies at Tusky Valley for two years. She was then hired at Canton Local Schools, where she taught Language Arts and Reading until 1991. She served as an adjunct professor and student teaching advisor at Malone College from 1991 to 1998.

On Feb. 14, 1987, she was married to Clement J. Smreck at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Austintown.

Kayte attended St. Joseph Church, where she was a vocalist and served as the Sacristan for five years.

She is survived by her husband, Clement of Austintown; her brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Deb Teuscher of Carmel, Ind.; niece Valerie Savage (Greg); and great-nieces and nephews Phoebe, Joanna, Will, and Nathan of Reynoldsburg. Also surviving are stepchildren Kathy Smreck, Barb (Louis) Camacci; daughters Kristen (Paul) Jaros and Kimberly (Matt) Miller; grandchildren Tyler and Cameron Jaros, Casey and Madelyn Miller, Patrick Smreck and Caroline (Jerry) Allen and their daughters, Cassandra and Mackenzie, all of the Youngtown area.

Kayte was preceded in death by her mother, Cleola; grandmother Estella; uncle Robert Teuscher; aunt Vesta Teuscher; and nephew Jon David Teuscher Jr.

Family and friends may pay their respects today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, and on Monday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

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JENNIFER R. STEELE

HARRISBURG, PA. – Jennifer R. Steele, 43, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Community General Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1971, in Youngstown, she was a daughter of Richard Steele and the late Nancy Rae Erickson.

Jennifer was devoted to her family and friends. She had an artistic nature and a talent for design, both in interior decorating and in costuming and makeup.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Raymond Erickson; and grandmother Myrtle Thompson.

In addition to her father, Jennifer is survived by her domestic partner, Michelle J. Lee; brother Jason Steele; uncle James Erickson; niece NancyRose; and nephew Drake Steele.

Services are at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local fire company.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc.

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ESTHER A. SCHRECK

“Together Again”

YOUNGSTOWN – Esther A. Schreck, 93, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Esther was born April 4, 1921, in Youngstown, the daughter of George W. and Hermine (Mazorek) Moore.

She retired from General Electric in 1984, after 44 years of service. Esther was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Pinnellis Park, Fla.

Her husband, Stanley Schreck, whom she married March 2, 1946, passed away Aug. 22, 2010.

Esther will always be remembered lovingly by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service will be held at later date.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman have the honor of handling the arrangements for Esther.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Esther’s family.

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WILLIAM E. VANDERBILT

YOUNGSTOWN– A service for William E. Vanderbilt is being held on April 1, 2015, his 62nd birthday, at 11 a.m., at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

Bill passed away Oct. 17, 2014, at The Cleveland Clinic.

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WERNER B. VERCH

HUBBARD – There will be services held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 31, 2015, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home, for Werner B. Verch, 86, who passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Briarfield Manor.

Werner was born June 5, 1928, in Hubbard, a son of Bruno E. and Elizabeth M. Scholz Verch.

He was a 1946 graduate of Hubbard High School, attended Youngstown College and was a draftsman for many years at Commercial Intertech, the current Parker Hannifin, retiring in 1991.

Werner was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and recently attended St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard.

He was a past member of the Hubbard Planning and Zoning Board and a member of NRA.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

Werner was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Scoutmaster and on the Board of the Mahoning Valley Council for many years.

He enjoyed building model airplanes and cabinet making.

Werner will be sadly missed by his family; his wife, the former Agnes R. DiRando, whom he married Sept. 23, 1950; his son, David (Kay) Verch of Warren; his daughters, Wendy A. Pedigo of Mauldin, S.C., and Sandra E. (William) Joyce of Boardman; and six grandchildren, Shannon Skaggs, Robin Little, Brian Verch, Greg Verch, Jonathan Joyce, and Jennifer Joyce; and a great-grandchild, Camden Little.

He also leaves his sister Anna, Marie Johnson of Galion.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Charles Pedigo; and his grandson, Matthew Pedigo.

There will be calling hours on Monday, March 30, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, March 31, 2015, one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Werner will be laid to rest at the Hubbard Union Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, OH 44425; or St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard, OH 44425.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.

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