NILES Robert A. Beuter passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Vista Center at the Ridge.
He was born July 25, 1924, in Bellaire, a son of the late Raymond C. and Mary Gibbs Beuter.
He married the late Margaret Ann Peg (Neuhann) Beuter in 1945.
After his service with the U.S. Navy, he graduated from Ohio Northern University and worked at the Gray Drug Store in Warren as a Pharmacist. Robert was active with the Boy Scouts of American and he enjoyed golf and woodworking.
Robert is survived by his son, Robert C. (Alberta Jean) Beuter Sr. of Warren; daughter, Elizabeth (John) Brunstetter of Bristolville; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, James Jimmy Beuter; and a son, Gary Beuter.
Services will be held at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home today, March 11, 2014, at 11 a.m.
Calling hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 10, and will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
BOARDMAN There will be prayers at 9:30 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for William Bletso, 88, who passed away peacefully Sunday evening at his residence.
Bill was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of Merl Stanley and Winifred Sarah Sarsfield Bletso.
As a young child he moved to North Jackson and spent his entire childhood and early adult years there, graduating from Jackson-Milton High School.
At age 17, Bill joined the Navy and was very proud of the destroyer ship he served on during World War II, the USS Gregory, which participated in two major battles in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was a member of the American Legion, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the Tin Sailors and faithfully attended the ships crew reunions.
Bill was a 1950 graduate of Youngstown College, where he majored in accounting under the GI bill. He worked as a CPA for Ernst & Ernst, then worked as Comptroller for GF Business Equipment until retiring in 1987. After retirement, he opened up an independent accounting firm which he worked at until November of 2013.
He belonged to American Institute of Public Accounts, Ohio Society of Certified Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants and Mahoning Valley Accounting Society.
He leaves his wife of over 61 years, the former Martha Hanko, whom he married at St. Dominics Church on May 24, 1952.
He also leaves three sons, James A. Bletso of Boardman, Thomas A. Bletso of Austintown, John E. (Laura) Bletso of Boardman; a daughter, Diane E. (Matthew) Libbey of Boardman; a sister, Jo Ann Hamrick of Youngstown; and two granddaughters, Amanda N. and Jennifer C. Libbey of Boardman.
Bill loved all of his children, their spouses and adored his granddaughters.
Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by his brother, Robert W. Bletso; and two sisters, Alma Jean Prystash and Eileen Maria Bletso, who died as an infant.
The family requests any monetary donations be made in Bills name to St. Dominic Church or Hospice of the Valley.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
POLAND - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel for Daunita E. Dingey, 79, who passed away Sunday at Hospice House.
Daunita was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Lowellville, a daughter of the late A.R. Tippy and Helen (Hundorfean) Coppola.
Daunita graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She was a workers compensation attorney for Ray Tisone. In her earlier years, she did a lot of traveling all over the United States. She had jobs with the IRS and at the Pentagon.
Daunita also loved to visit casinos. Her greatest love was for her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Daunita leaves her two daughters, Elaine (John) Ginnetti of Struthers and Lynn Dingey of Youngstown; two sons, Richard (Debbie) Dingey of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Ronald Dingey of Anderson, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Cheryl (Jason Catone) Ginnetti, Gina Ginnetti, Sheila (Michael) Runyon, Stefanie Dingey (Joshua Swindell), Rachel Dingey, Danielle (Rob Bodnar) Ginnetti, Shawna Dingey, Christian Dingey, Brianna Dingey, and Cody Rivera; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Steven Senich, with whom she made her home in Austintown.
Family friends may pay their respects today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.
Daunitas family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and everyone at Briarfield at Ashley Circle and Hospice House for all of their care.
AUSTINTOWN - Services will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for Judy A. Munger, 61, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her residence.
Mrs. Munger was born Jan. 5, 1953, in Ravenna, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary Underwood.
Judy worked at Delphi Packard Electric for 28 years, retiring in 2001. She cherished her time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a very hard worker and enjoyed working in the yard during the summertime and taking care of her house. She was also a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan.
She will be sadly missed by her dog, Bear and cat, Jimmy Buffett.
She is survived by her daughters, Melissa and Stephanie Derov of Austintown and Stacy Derov of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; her sons, Jason (Jessica) Munger and Aaron (Michelle) Munger of Austintown; grandsons, Nick Luketic, Cyle Anderson and soon to be grandson, Brody Munger; her sisters, Donna Womer of Newton Falls and Betty Jo (Paul) Lindenmuth of Diamond; and her brother, Gary Underwood of Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Kenneth Underwood in 2011.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 3 p.m. until the time of services at 6 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com view this obituary and to send their condolences.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
HOWLAND - Anna R. Serbin, 84, of Shepherd of the Valley, Howland, passed away at 5:50 p.m., March 6, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Oresti and Carmela (Celli) Romito.
Anna was employed as a tin inspector with National Can Corporation for 16 years. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, knitting, vegetable and flower gardening and bird watching. She had attended the Kinsman Senior Site.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carmella Kitty (Jerry) Neilson of Howland and Dorothy Dotty (Richard) Stecyk-Hope of Warren; three sons, Steve Serbin, George Serbin and James Serbin, all of Warren; daughter-in-law, Sandie Serbin of Warren; grandchildren, Samantha Neilson, Lauren Hope, Tiffany LaValiere, Tina Serbin, Jamie Lewis, James Serbin, Stacey Serbin and Sean Neilson; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Mary Alice) Romito of Poland; special friend, Michael Padula; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John E. Stecyk, whom she married May 28, 1949, and who passed away June 3, 1967; and her second husband, George Serbin, whom she married Feb. 15, 1975, and who passed away Jan. 18, 1996; four brothers, Anthony, Frank, James, and Albert Romito; and two sisters, Eldora Fritsch and Rose Romito.
Services will be held at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home on Saturday March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m., where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 and one hour prior to service on Saturday. Burial will be at Sager Memorial Park. The Rev. Rusty Cowden will be officiating.
COITSVILLE The Pearly Gates of Heaven opened on Friday, March 7, 2014, to welcome Frances Lee (Teeters) Saska Whitlow, 76, formerly of Hubbard, who died at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born July 22, 1937, in Trenton, Neb., a daughter of the late Francis M. and Patricia Marie Rose Teeters.
She truly was a business woman extraordinaire, owning a restaurant, convenient store, bar, real estate and a farm over the course of her life. It was often said that anything she touches turns to gold. She had a million dollar smile that could soften the heart of even the most unruly teen. Her most important job in life was as mother, grandmother and foster mother to many, many, children in the Tri-county region. She was best known as Grandma Frances and genuinely loved children.
She could be spotted at any given time, having a van full of children, and frequented the Dairy Queens, Idora Park, Cedar Point, Sea World and Disney World. She was a kind, generous, loving woman who opened her home to anyone in need, but especially children. She changed the lives of many people, who were fortunate enough to cross her path. She enjoyed crocheting, flea-marketing, cooking, traveling, but most of all, a childs arms around her neck made her happiest.
She married the love of her life Stephen W. Saska in Garden Grove, Calif., and unto this union three children were born.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Stephen W. (Jacqueline White) Saska of Austin, Texas; daughters, Theresa (Kent) Lyons of Coitsville and Rebecca (the late Bill) Broxson of Howland; and siblings James (Shirley) Teeters of Yuma, Ariz. and Sally (Ken) Canion of Friendswood, Texas. One of the greatest gifts she ever received was her first born grandchild, Tressa Rebecca Scahill, born on her birthday, followed by four more wonderful grandchildren, William Henry (Brock) Broxson IV, Kelsie Marie Scahill, Megan Marie Broxson and Mary Frances Lyons. She also cherished Marci (Seabolt) Haught of Pakersburg, W.Va., whom she reared as her first grandchild, for many years. She leaves many nieces, nephews, and friends, and her dog, Toby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Marvin Teeters, Arda Krepcik and Ida Ekberg; a niece, Paula (Ekburg) Fierstein; and a nephew, Rodney Ekberg.
Frances family would like to express their appreciation to their friend and longtime caregiver Robert Gene Stewart, her friend and physician, Dr. Michael Schulz, and the exceptional staff at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.