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DUNEDIN, FLA. - Dennis Earl Craig, 54, passed away on Aug. 16, 2015, at his residence.

He was born in Warren on April 13, 1961, the son of the late Harold and Marjorie Logue Craig.

A 1979 graduate of Howland High School, “Denny” pursued a career in sales.

Denny loved spending time with his wife and daughter at the beach. He liked fishing and relaxing in the sun.  He enjoyed the company of good friends and traveled as much as he could. His last trip was to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which he was quoted as saying “It was the trip of a lifetime.”

Denny leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mylene Yu Craig; his daughter, Sidney Craig; a sister, Lori (Randy) Neiman; two brothers, David L. Craig and James H. Craig; and two nieces, Leann (Bruce) Friedrich and Julie (Adam) Day, who were very special to him.

Besides his parents, Denny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Ann (Lewis) Craig and Clarence and Olive (Hoover) Logue.

There will be no services.

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CANFIELD - Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel for Ronald P. Ferris, 58, who passed away Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Ron was born Nov. 10, 1956, in Monterey, Calif., a son of the late Gordon F. and Carol V. (Odom) Ferris.

Ron graduated from Annandale High School and received his BA in History with minors in Secondary Education, Coaching, and Spanish from James Madison University in Virginia. He was the owner and founder of the Ohio Gymnastics Institute.

Ron leaves his two sons, Ron (Jackie) Ferris of Boardman and David (Lisa) Ferris of Boston; granddaughter, Nina Ferris; his “better” half, Anita R. Goff of Canfield and her daughter, Morgan Cheeks, of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Beth Ferris of Manassas, Va.; a brother, Gordon D. Ferris of Lakewood, Colo.; and a large extended family.

Ron was also preceded in death by his brother, Mark Ferris.

As big brother, high school football quarterback, college gymnastics team captain, gymnastics coach, father, husband, friend, boss, gym owner and grandfather, he had led, impacted, and mentored thousands of lives, some in ways we will never know.

Ron took great pride in seeing former students grow and return as parents and coaches to the gym, and pursue their dreams. While Ron liked fast cars and coins (and would discuss them at any time with anyone who made eye contact), he loved his family fiercely and they knew it every day by his actions (words were not necessary).

Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

“Get some rest, bud.”

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for Autism, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555 or www.richcenter.org.

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AUSTINTOWN - A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, for Joseph G. Hammond, 91, who died Thursday afternoon at Austinwoods Nursing Home.

Mr. Hammond was born on Nov. 23, 1923, in Detroit, a son of Mr. Paul and Anna (Williams) Hammond.

Joe did what many boys his age did during this time, he went to work to help his family. He later entered the U.S. Army, serving his country in the Second World War.

After being honorably discharged in 1946, Joseph began his career as a milk bottler, working for Isaly’s Dairy, retiring after 30 years. Most recently, he worked for General Motors, dealing with Fire Prevention until 1987.

Joe was an avid baker, wood worker, and fisherman. He was known especially for his homemade pie, and crafty gadgets.

Joseph leaves behind his loving wife, the former Eileen R. Griesser, whom he married on July 14, 1951.

He is also survived by his four children, Jacqueline (Bruce) McMillan, Anna Ruth Hammond, Eileen (Jeffery) Mitchell, and John Paul (Toni) Hammond, all of Youngstown; a sister, Helen Maiorana, of Youngstown; brother Abraham Hammond of Youngstown; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlene Davis; son Joseph Hammond; sister Linda Terrago; brother Peter Hammond; and grandson Dow Davis Jr.

The Hammond family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, and again on Monday, one hour prior to service at the church.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.

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CAMPBELL – There will be a funeral service at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Angela Merici, formerly the Sacred Heart Church, 400 Lincoln Park Drive in Youngstown, with the Rev. Kevin Peters celebrating the Mass for Anthony M. “Tony” Lentine, 50, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 4.

Tony was born Nov. 12, 1964, in Youngstown, the son of Frank J. Sr. and Clara “Dolly” (Belfast) Lentine.

Tony worked briefly at City Limits and then at Biscraft Construction. He was an avid Yankees and Raiders fan. Tony was a boxer and played both football and baseball at Campbell. He enjoyed landscaping.

Tony will always be lovingly remembered by his mom, Dolly of Campbell; brother Frank J. Lentine Jr. (fiancée Samantha) of North Lima; four nieces, Melissa (John) Chetsko of Poland, and Arianna, Ariel and Alyssa Lentine; great-niece Gianna; and two great-nephews, John and Vincent.

Tony was preceded in death by his father, Frank J Lentine Sr.; and brother Dominic B. Lentine.

Friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m., 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 Tony’s family.

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NILES – Marilyn Natoli-Shaftic, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

She was born March 18, 1946, in Niles, the daughter of Joseph and Angeline Muccio Natoli.

Marilyn was a 1964 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and was very proud of her graduation from Hiram College in 1983. She received her Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in 2000.

Marilyn retired in 2002 from General Motors Lordstown after 34 years of service. She was Senior Manager of salaried personnel at the time of her retirement. She was a life long member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, an adventurous person who loved to travel and experience new places and loved her trips to Hilton Head, S.C. every year. She attended 16 USS Corry Reunions with her husband, Jim, and made friends with people from all over the United States. Marilyn especially enjoyed tending to her butterfly garden.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, James E. Shaftic, whom she married May 27, 1994; her stepchildren, Brooke Shaftic Norge of New Castle, Pa., James J. Shaftic and his wife, Sherry of Leeper, Pa., Jeff Shaftic and his wife, Rochelle of New Castle; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by a brother, Richard Natoli and his wife, Donna of Niles; a sister, Jolene Natoli of Leesburg, Fla.; two sister-in-laws, Jan Natoli and Nancy Natoli; many nieces and nephews; and her cat, Miss Maddie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Sam Natoli, Dom Natoli, and Joe Natoli; her dog, Kim; and cats, Sam and Angie. Marilyn loved her pets and would hold them in her arms and sing “You Are My Sunshine,” especially when it came time to take them to the veterinarian when they were sick. If you would like to raise your voice and sing a verse of “You Are My Sunshine,” she would get a kick out of it

Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 4:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Material contributions can be made in Marilyn’s name to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to light a candle, sign the guest book, and to send e-mail condolences.

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“Together Again”

POLAND – A Memorial Service will be held at a later date for Carole S. Richards, 77, who passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 8, 2015.

Carole was born on July 3, 1938, in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of Robert and Margaret “Peg” Mayo Lucas.

She lived in the area for 50 years and was the manager at H & R Block for many years. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Poland, where she was a Sunday school teacher and worked with the youth for many years. Carole loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carole was a very godly woman and her faith in God was very important to her, as was her love for her husband.

Carole married William Eudoise Richards II, on Sept. 3, 1955, and he passed away June 21, 2013.

She leaves one son, William Eudoise Richards, III, of Poland; three daughters, Karen E. (Jerry) Stare, Darlene F. (Bob) DiLullo, both of Poland and Peggie R. (Charles) Prytash of Boardman; 10 grandchildren Carrie (Rev. Mark) Wimbish, Candace DiLullo, Ashlie (Jared) Faber, Amber (Steve) Glenn, Courtney DiLullo, CJ Prystash, Christy Stare, JD Stare, Zachary Richards, Nathan Richards; and nine great-grandchildren.

Material contributions can be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Arrangements handled by Clemente Funeral Home, Struthers, Ohio

Visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and leave condolences for the family.

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WARREN - A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Mr. Sim “Buckey” Wynn, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. James COGIC, with Elder Melvin Howard officiating. Mr. Wynn departed this life Oct. 5, 2015, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Wynn was born on Aug. 23, 1938, in McDonald, Pa. He was the son of LeRoy and Hazel Alberta La Rue Wynn.

He was a graduate of Monongahela High School in Monongahela , Pa. Mr. Wynn was formerly employed at General Motors and retired in 2000, after 36 years of loyal service. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Wynn was the owner and owned The Wynn Corporation, a local contracting company. Mr. Wynn was also the proud owner of Sweet Daddy’s barbecue stand which served his homemade barbecue sauce, “Center of World’ located in Leavittsburg.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Omega Elzy Wynn; his sister, Rev. Shirley Long (Veryl); his children, Sim Jr. “Little Buckey,” Robert Lee, La Rue, Robin, and Simone Wynn, and Myron Elzy; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Hazel Lee (Sissy) Thomas.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Please visit jewashingtonfneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

Ministry of care and comfort provided by J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.

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