AUSTINTOWN - Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, officiated by Sr. Pat Fesler H.M., for Marlene R. (Davis) Bailey, who died Wednesday morning at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Bailey was born on June 22, 1939, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Frank and Eileen (Whalen) Davis, and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She began her career working as a teller before retiring in 1997.
Marlene adored her family, especially her loving grandchildren, with whom she spent much time. She also loved to dance, crochet, garden, bake and play cards.
Marlene will be greatly missed by her four children, Marie (Robert) Meredith of North Lima, Darlene (Dennis) Seger of Amherst, Ohio, Sandra (Mike) Dobransky of Austintown, and Edward (Joseph Lenzi) Bailey of Indianapolis; her three siblings, Daniel (Joy), Pete, and Michele Lukanec, all of Ellsworth; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Marlene was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Brooks; and grandson Vincent Testa.
Family and friends may call on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes take the form of donations to the Alzheimers Association, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH 44236.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.
NORTH JACKSON A memorial service will be held on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, North Jackson Chapel, for Constance S. Butcher, 73, formerly of Olive Hill, Ky., who died Wednesday evening at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Constance, affectionately known as Connie, was born on Aug. 11, 1942, in Olive Hill, Ky., a daughter of Arthur and Mausie Spillman.
She graduated from Niles High School in 1960. After high school, Connie began her career at Packard Electric, before retiring after 32 years.
Connie was a member of the Emmanuel Community Church. She loved to read, watch old westerns, and spend time with her family, especially her seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She was also a member of the Red Hats.
Connie is survived by her two children, Debbi (Robert) Proverbs of Canfield and Joe Williams of Austintown; three sisters, Florence Griffiths of Girard, Ruth Welsh of New York, and Betty Dunmire of Florida; one brother, Leonard Spillman of New Mexico; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and several brothers and sisters.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 3 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.
HUBBARD There will be services at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Scott Allen Brew, 46, who passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Scott was born Feb. 15, 1969, in Springfield, Mo., a son of William and Marga Jairett Brew.
He was a federal corrections officer for 22 years at the FCI Elkton Prison.
Scott was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during Desert Storm.
He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bass fishing, and helped coach HCYL, and was active with his children.
He will be sadly missed by his family, his wife, the former Amy M. Fox whom he married Oct. 17, 2003; his parents, William and Marga Brew of Casa Grande, Ariz.; his children, Malori Mahan of Fresno, Calif., Riley Brew, Carson James Brew, Gabriella Brew, and Isabella Brew, all at home; and his grandson, Kyler Mahan. He also leaves his in-laws, James and Marilyn Fox of Hubbard.
There will be calling hours on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Scott will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in care of PNC Bank Hubbard for his childrens education.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
STRUTHERS - Donald J. Ford, 82, died Friday evening, Nov. 27, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Donald, affectionately known as Don, was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Ellwood City, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Pauline Alexander Ford.
Raised in Ellwood City, Don relocated his family to Struthers in 1952. He was employed as a boiler maker for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, which later became LTV, retiring after 32 years of service. After retirement, he worked for several years for Carriage Farms doing maintenance work.
He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne from August of 1947 until his honorable discharge in July of 1950, with the rank of private first class.
Don was an active member of the Struthers United Methodist Church. At the church, he helped with the food pantry, volunteered in their booth at the Canfield Fair, and was a trustee. He was also a Master Mason and a member of the Hillman Lodge (now Wick) F&AM No. 481.
A quiet and easy going man, Don will always be remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, gramps, and wonderful provider for his family.
In his free time, he enjoyed traveling with his wife over the years, fishing in Canada and Lake Milton, and scuba diving.
Don is survived by his wife, the former Dolores J. Assalone, whom he married March 1, 1952; his daughter, Paula (Paul) Palovich of Warren; two grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Fritz of Naperville, Ill. and Vincent Palovich of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Aly Fritz.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Ford.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the Struthers United Methodist Church, with Pastor Doug Theobald officiating. Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends will be received on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers, and Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in Mr. Fords name to the Struthers United Methodist Church, 33 Sexton St., Struthers, OH 44471.
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BOARDMAN Patricia A. Fraile, 69, died on Thursday, Nov. 26, while sleeping peacefully, during the night. At Pattys request, there will be no service.
Patty was born Oct. 9, 1946, in Youngstown, the daughter of Celso and Amelia (Vari) Fraile.
She worked in the Youngstown Public Library System during high school and college. She graduated from East High School in 1964 and was a member of the reunion committee. Patty also graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelors Degree in both Spanish and Math. She worked for the Youngstown Board of Education at Hillman Junior High, Wilson High School, and after retirement, at East High School.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Daniel Fraile; two brothers-in-law, Hugh Pannunzio and Raymond Brodnik; and her significant other, John Mastrovesalis.
She is survived by two sisters, Janet Pannunzio of Poland and Dolores Brodnik of Parma; a niece, Julia Fraile Cuyler and a great-nephew, Benjamin Cuyler of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Janet Fraile, and a nephew, Elvis Fraile of Long Island, N.Y.; and a special cousin, Mary Lou Vari Walt of Poland.
The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman have been entrusted with the care of handling the arrangements for Patricia.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Pattys family.
BOARDMAN - William Edward Griffith, 84, passed away Nov. 19, 2015, at Bethany Village in Dayton.
He was born April 23, 1931, to William Addison and Clara Kenneweg Griffith in Carnegie, Pa.
Bill graduated from Oakdale High School and obtained a B.S. in Biology from Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. He made his home in Boardman.
He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Bill sold insurance and was owner of Stillson and Donahay Casulty Inc. in Poland. He was a member of Argus Lodge, Freemasons of Canfield. Bill was an active member of the Boardman United Methodist Church, having served on administrative council among other committees. He loved to decorate the church for the holidays.
Bill is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy Lee Beatty; his sister, Rowene (Rene) Vetter; two sons, W. Scott (Patti) Griffith and Jeff (Lori) Griffith; two daughters, Kristen (Andrew) Patton and Amy (Todd) McVay; a stepdaughter, Kristin (Richard) Ciaramella; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., at the Boardman United Methodist Church in Boardman.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations go to the Boardman United Methodist Church, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice in Bills name.
POLAND Major Delbert Lee Van Gorder, Ret., 65, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, with his family by his side.
Delbert was born Nov. 7, 1950, in Warren.
He was a graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School and Youngstown State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in 1974.
Delbert had a 23-year career in the U.S. Army and received many accommodations and medals, including the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Pershing Rifles Fraternity and the Freemasons. Being a very talented man, Delbert excelled in leather and wood working. Delbert was an avid historian, and studied American and military histories.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Judi Weinstock, whom he married Aug. 26, 1972; a daughter, Terri (Eric) Toto; two grandchildren, Brooke and Ryan Toto; a sister-in-law, Alice Banko; and two brothers-in-law, Jack Weinstock and Dan Weinstock.
There are no calling hours or funeral services.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Material tributes can be made in Delberts memory to Alzheimers Association, 3695 B, Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at 1 p.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for Maria Coutris Glinatsis, 72, who passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, surrounded by her loving children.
Maria was born on Sept. 12, 1943, in Youngstown, to Stephen and Mamie Michelakis Meshel Coutris.
A proud Golden Bear, Maria graduated from East High School in 1961. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, magna cum laude, from Youngstown State University. Maria continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving a Masters Degree in Education.
She married Charles Glinatsis on June 20, 1971.
A dedicated teacher in the Youngstown City School District, Maria received two Martha Holden Jennings Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Maria loved her students, and spent countless hours outside of the classroom caring for them and making each child feel special. She retired in 2013, after 32 years of service to the children of Youngstown.
Maria was a treasured grandmother, mother, sister and friend. She generously gave of herself unconditionally and without request for acknowledgment. Maria lived for her children and grandchildren, instilling in them a love of learning and pride for her Greek heritage. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Maria was a true matriarch of her family whose knowledge and quick wit will be deeply missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Detra Glinatsis of Boston, Atty. Denise (Joshua) Glinatsis Bayer of Canfield, and Philip Glinatsis of Baltimore; two grandchildren, for whom she was a loving and devoted Yiayia, Zoe Bayer and Sebastian Bayer of Canfield; her brother, George (Jamie) Coutris of Poland; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and lifelong friends.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m., today, Nov. 29, 2015, at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, and immediately before the funeral service at the church.
Prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m. today.
Memorial gifts may be made in Marias memory to The Maria Coutris Glinatsis Scholarship, c/o The YSU Foundation, 606 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502, and to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, OH 44503.
Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.
BOARDMAN - There will be private services for Ralph Ted Mansfield III, 59, who passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Boardman.
Ted was born July 15, 1956, in Youngstown, a son of the late Ralph T and Emily Masluk Mansfield Jr., and attended Boardman High School.
Ted was in the U.S. Marine Corps, belonged to the Youngstown Baptist Church and worked as an automobile salesman.
He leaves a son, Ralph Teddy Mansfield IV; a daughter, Jennifer M. Mansfield; a brother, Ron (Erika) Mansfield; four sisters, Vicky (Joseph) Italiano, Micki (John) Ryan, Cyndee Playforth, and Lynn (Joseph) Nenadich; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.
Please visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to send condolences to the Mansfield family.
YOUNGSTOWN Prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by the Rev. Edward Noga at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, for Thomas Aloyisus Finnerty Jr., 63, who passed away Wednesday morning at the Hospice House.
Thomas was born Feb. 29, 1952, in Youngstown, son of Thomas Aloyisus Finnerty Sr. and Virginia Murphy Finnerty, and had been a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School with the class of 1970, graduated from Youngstown State University and went on to get his Masters Degree from Akron University. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers. He was the associate director of the Center for Urban Regional Studies at YSU, having just retired on Oct. 1, 2015. He was the lead writer for the Youngstown 2010 City Wide Plan. He was instrumental in the formation of Wick Neighbors and the Smokey Hollow Redevelopment Plan. Thomas received an award for extraordinary public service and dedication to the Mahoning Valley.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Charlotte Yannerella Finnerty, whom he married on Oct. 10, 1980, just celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his two daughters, Megan Finnerty (Adam) Pannone of Arlington, Va. and Jennifer Calerina Finnerty of Lansing, Mich.; his parents-inlaw, James and Wanda Yannerella of Warren; his five brothers, Timothy (Maureen) Finnerty of Stow, John (Mary Jo) Finnerty of Lake Mary, Fla., Terence (Sandra) Finnerty of Port Orchard, Wash., Kevin (Mary Jo) Finnerty of Poland and Brian (Cathy) Finnerty of Poland; his two sisters, Colleen (Thomas) Sutcliffe and Kate (David) Bobby, both of Poland; his brother-in-law, Charles (Wilma) Yannerella of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Kathy (Robert) Horvath of Warren and Carol (Dan) Wilkerson of Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Kenneth Yannerella.
The Finnerty family requests any monetary donations be made in Thomass name to the Youngstown State University Geography Department, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44503; Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512; or Angels for Animals, 4570 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m., today, at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
BOARDMAN Evelyn (Zavotka) Kujanek, 89, was beloved mother of Gary (Ann), David (Christianna), Carol Zabel (Kurt), Kathryn Perrin (Ernie) and John (Alison); dear grandma of Noelle and Cassandra Kujanek; Zak, Carlee (Adam Alson) and Whitney Tressel; Ernie Perrin III, Mallory, Jocelyn and Camden Kujanek; and great-grandma of Jonathan Alson.
Evie was preceded in death by her cherished husband, Carl F. Bud Kujanek.
She retired as head nurse of Recovery Room at Southwest General Hospital.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Church, 250 Kraft St., Berea.
Burial with Bud will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 1:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Evs favorite charity, VFW National Headquarters, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608.
HUBBARD There will be services at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Dale T. Kopp, 62, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
Dale was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Youngstown, a son of William L. and Marjorie A. McKallip Kopp.
Dale was a graduate of Brookfield High School and attended Trinity Bible College in North Dakota.
He was a laborer for many years at Youngstown Sheet & Tube, was a substitute minister at various area churches and also attended various churches.
He will be sadly missed by his family, his mother, Marjorie Kopp of Hubbard; his son, Jason D. (Kelly) Kopp; and his daughter, Elizabeth M. Kopp, both of Warren; three grandchildren, William Jason Kopp, Kyle Edward Kopp, and Amber Lynn Kopp; and his fiancée, Geraldine Scott.
He also leaves his brother, Bruce W. (Carolyn) Kopp of Hubbard.
His father, William, preceded him in death.
There will be calling hours on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Dale will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 108, Akron, OH 44313.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
CHAMPION - Thomas P. Lucas, 70, died Thanksgiving Day at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 16, 1945, in Sharon, Pa., the son of the late John and Eleanor (Mauser) Lucas. He was a 21-year survivor of cancer.
Tom was employed by Packard Electric-Delphi as a method lab engineer and was a member of St. William Parish, where he was a Eucharistic minister. He graduated from Sharpsville High School and attended Youngstown State University, before he enlisted into the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed golfing, the Boston Red Sox and Notre Dame football. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served his country in the Army as a sergeant during the Vietnam War.
Memories of Thomas will be carried on by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Filer Lucas; daughter Jennifer (Gregory) McAllister of Cortland; son Robert A.J. (Kelly) Lucas of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren Molly and Thomas McAllister, Kelsey and Kristen Lucas, and Jenna and Michael Lucas; sister Mary Ann Williams of Franklin, Pa.; brothers Bernard (Sandy) Lucas of Erie, Pa. and Robert (Shauna) Lucas of Sharon; and sister Ellie (Gary) Gates of Warren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor and John Lucas; and son David T. Lucas.
Family will receive friends today, Nov. 29, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home, Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. William Parish, Champion, Monday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Father Michael Balash officiating. Services of final committal will follow at Champion Township Cemetery.
His family suggests contributions be made in the form of donations to Bella Womens Center, 1192 North Road, NE, Warren, OH 44483; or the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 442, Needham, MA 02494.
Arrangements are entrusted to the McFarland & Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren.
Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.
YOUNGSTOWN - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, for J. Donald Dutch Miller, 87, at the St. Edward Church, celebrated by Monsignor Robert Siffrin, who passed away Wednesday evening at Meridian Arms, with his loving family by his side.
Dutch was born March 21, 1928, in DuBois, Pa., a son of George and Margaret Keenan Miller, and came to the north side of Youngstown at a young age.
Dutch retired from Youngstown Sheet and Tube in 1977 and then from Great Western Steel in 1986. His athletic prowess on the hardwood can only be overshadowed by his officiating of the cage and grid sport in the area. He starred scholastically at Ursuline High School and played basketball for the Irish from 1942 to 1945. He received a scholarship to play basketball at Bowling Green State University, a team that was one of the strongest on the collegiate level at that time. While with the Falcons, he played at the famed Boston Garden, Madison Square Garden and Chicago Stadium. Locally, he led G.F. to the State Industrial Championship in 1947, playing on championship teams at the local YMCA from 1948 thru 1952.
In addition to his exploits on the hardwood, he played fast-pitch in the Downtowner League, helping to lead Lyden Amoco and Leeson Bar to the league championship during a four-year span from 1948 to 1952. A well-respected football and basketball official in the area and well-known throughout the state in both sports, Dutch was a high school official on the state of Ohios first officiating crew that also included Mike Butch, Jack DeLucia, Manny Nunez and Fred Vicarel. He had received numerous awards over the years for his length of service to the Ohio High Schools, earning the Distinguished service Award from the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association in 1985. He was past president of both the football and basketball district officials organizations, and is one of a select group of officials to haven been chosen to work the OHSAA basketball and football playoffs. In fact, he worked the prestigious Massillon-Canton McKinley grid battle which is considered one of the finest scholastic football rivalries in the United States. His diversity as an official includes behind the scenes work as well. He served as the official timer for both Youngstown State University mens and womens basketball games and was the official timer for the Youngstown Pride of the defunct World Basketball League. He also was the timer for the leagues All-Star game at Beeghly Center in 1991. As an avid golfer, Mr. Miller had a hole-in-one at a course in North Carolina in 1976. Dutch was inducted into both the Ursuline High School Hall of Fame and the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame and was a member of St. Edward Parish.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Judith (Tim) Maloney, Gertrude (Mike) McCabe, Margaret (Joe) Reardon, J. Donald Jr., (Connie) Miller, J. Thomas (Mary Jane) Miller, Annie (Mike) Lowry, Michael (Brian Hartstine) Miller, Suzanne (Jim) Lines, Maureen (Bob) Kafkis and Patrick (Karen) Miller; brother William (Louise) Miller; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Beside his parents he was preceded in death by first wife, the former Nancy Flanagan, whom he married in 1948, and who passed away, June 29, 1956, his second wife, the former, Sally Lemon, who he married, July 24, 1958, and who passed away Sept. 14, 2005; and two brothers, Robert Miller and Bernard Miller.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions may be made to St. Edward Parish, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown, OH 44504; and/or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 6 p.m., today, at the McCauley Funeral Home and from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Monday, at the St. Edward Church.
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MINERAL RIDGE - Calling hours will be held on Monday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, from 4 to 7 p.m., for Mrs. Jennette Micheletti, 90, who died early Saturday morning at Vista Care at the Ridge.
She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in New York City, a daughter of Martin and Jennette (Bundrick) Boehm.
Jennette was a 1943 graduate of William Cullen Bryant High School, New York, and was the co-owner and seamstress of Phils Taylors and Cleaners in Long Island City, N.Y. for 30 years. She moved to this area in December of 2010, and had attended St. Marys at the Ridge Catholic Church.
Jennette married Philip Micheletti on June 17, 1943, and he died Feb. 27, 1999.
She leaves her three daughters, Jennette Mary (Arthur) Bozza of Setauket, N.Y., Ellen Marie (John) Kohl of Mineral Ridge and Mary Ellen Sanicola of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a son, Philip Micheletti of Arizona; a sister, Theresa Dunne of Astoria, N.Y.; and five grandchildren, Arthur and Robert Bozza, Kimberly, Jonathan and Michele Micheletti.
Jennette was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Philip; and two brothers, Martin and Louis Boehm.
The family would like to thank the staff at Vista Care at the Ridge, and also Harbor Light Hospice, especially Brenda Brady, for their loving care of Jennette.
Donations maybe made to Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave., Unit 9, Youngstown, OH 44505.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Astoria, and burial will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. James P. Mason, 83, who departed this life Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Mason, affectionately known as JP, was born June 7, 1932, in Uniontown, Ala., a son of Willie and Rosie Long Mason. He was reared by his maternal grandfather and namesake, James P. Long.
Upon coming to Youngstown from Bessemer, Ala. in the early 1960s, he met and married the former Phyllis Ann Clark, and to this union one son, Darrell, was born. He worked tirelessly over the years and retired in 1987, having worked at McNicholas Transportation, now known as Falcon Transport, Valley Mold and Laborers Union Local 125. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and his favorite hobby was going fishing.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, two sons, William McCoy and Darrell (Ozella) Mason; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Shawntee Sherman-Briggs, whom he reared; two brothers, Frank (Rosebud) Mason and Essex (Diane) Mason; a sister, Ida Marie Vincent; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; stepfather Robert Brock; his son, James P. Mason Jr.; granddaughter Tiffany Mason; and a sister, Willa Mae Green.
The family would like to thank Rochelle Clark and his guardian angels that made his last two years of life a peaceful journey.
Friends may call Tuesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
POLAND - Dorothea F. May, 80, died Nov. 26, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Dorothea was born May 2, 1935, in Peragon, Ky., to the late William and Daisey Fraley Morris.
She was a member of the Christ Church Presbyterian and loved her family deeply. She will always be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She leaves her two sons, Perry May and his wife, Pilar, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Matthew May and his wife, Deana, of Poland; four sisters, Grace Langdon, Lela Czach, Marie Kovach and Charlotte Reynolds; one brother, Charles Morris; and her grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberlee, Matthew, Nathan and Gianna; and great-granddaughter Lilee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald M. May on Sept. 5, 1999; a grandson, John Paul; two brothers, Russell and William Morris; and her sister, Juanita Morris.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland, with Pastor Leo Feher officiating. Entombment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Friends will be received prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
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YOUNGSTOWN There will be a memorial service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Sally L. Marenkovic, 63, who passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, with her loving family by her side.
Sally was born June 13, 1952, in Youngstown, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Maloney) Sinchok.
She retired as a medical secretary from the Orthopedic Center. She was a member of St. Christine Church. Sally enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She always helped those in need and will always be our angel.
Sally will always be remembered lovingly by her husband, Roy, whom she married Feb. 26, 1971; two children, Ryan Marenkovic and Kelly of Austintown, and Lisa Marenkovic of Struthers; two grandchildren, Sierra Marenkovic and Isabella Cannon; two sisters, Judy (Duane) Sjostrom of Cortland, and Sandy (Harry) Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; brother Jim (Kathy) Sinchok of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; many loving nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Marsha (Mike) Lattanzio of Boardman, and Cynthia (Dan) Romeo of New Wilmington; brother-in-law Stephan Marenkovic and Diane of Youngstown; and father-in-law Steve Marenkovic.
Besides her parents, Sally was preceded in death by son Michael Marenkovic; mother-in-law Alma Marenkovic; and nephew Michael Lattanzio.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 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 Sallys family.
CANFIELD - Ronald C. Pentz passed peacefully to Heaven on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 22. At his side were his loving wife and family.
He was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Scranton, Pa., to Charles and Amelia (Voight) Pentz.
Ron leaves his wife of 67 years, Joanne (Sauer) Pentz; sister Gwendolyn Grooms Doyle; and children Cole (Sandy) Pentz, Carrie (Andrew) Razzano, and Ronald C. Pentz Jr. He also leaves eight grandchildren, Tucker (Kapri) Pentz, Elizabeth Geragi, Maggie (Rick) Law, Tabitha (Jay) Chaney, Ronald C. Pentz III, and Colin Pentz. Ron also leaves eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Ron graduated from Howland High School in 1944. He then served in World War II as an aircraft traffic director and aircraft tower control operator in Norfolk, Va. After the war, he earned his private pilot license. He courted his future wife, Joanne, by airplane, flying between Warren and Chagrin Falls.
Ron worked as a printer apprentice at The Warren Tribune for four years and then followed by 42 years with The Youngstown Vindicator as a printer and composing room foreman.
Ron served as a volunteer fireman in Austintown for five years. He was the past president of the Diehl Lake Corp. and past president of local No. 200 Typographical Union. He was a member of Carroll Clapp No. 255 Masonic Lodge, The Saxon Club, American Legion Canfield Post 0177, and the Lake Milton Association. Through the years, he was an active member at the YMCA, the Salem Golf Club & CC, Short Circuit Radio Control Club, and the following golf leagues: The Saxon, The Vindicator, Davidson, and the Bob Roth Tour.
His hobbies included boating, swimming, traveling and most of all, golf. He and Joanne loved to dance and belonged to the Skylark and Carousel Dance clubs for many years.
In Rons long life, he met and made friends with all he encountered. He loved to tell stories and jokes. Until the end, his mind was very sharp and he loved to recall and talk about the people and experiences in his life. He was always the life of any party or gathering.
He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. He now joins his army of friends who have gone before, and will wait patiently for the rest.
Ron was laid to rest at Dean Hill Cemetery in Canfield, with a military service on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
A celebration of Rons life will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at his church, the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road (Route 62), Canfield. Family and friends are welcome.
The family requests any monetary contributions be made to WR United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
POLAND - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Luke Church, Boardman with Father Nicholas Shori officiating, preceded by a 9:45 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Berardino Ben Rossi, 95, who peacefully passed away in his sleep early Thursday morning, Nov. 26, 2015.
Ben will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his infectious smile, his love of family, his compassion for others, and his service to his country. Thanksgiving was such an appropriate day for him to be called home because he was so grateful for every blessing in his life. A sunset on earth is a sunrise in heaven!
He was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Bagnoli del Trigno, Isernia, Italy, and moved to Detroit in 1936, and then to the Youngstown area. Ben was the son of Pietro and Vincenza Rossi.
Ben was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He earned the rank of sergeant and served in battles in northern France, Rhineland, and central Europe with the Medical Detachment 71st Infantry. Ben was awarded the following decorations for his courageous service to our country: the European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with three Bronze Stars, the American Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 21, 1946.
Ben worked hard his entire life! He was honest, dedicated, and incredibly talented. Ben was employed with the Ford Motor Company as an auto mechanic while living in Michigan. Upon moving to Youngstown, he helped manage Santucci South Way Service, alongside his brother-in-law, and retired from there in 1978. After retirement, he continued to bless others with his carpentry, engineering, and mechanical skills.
Ben was a member of St. Luke Church, where he volunteered in numerous activities and was a proud member of the Mens Bagnolesi Club, where he served as a trustee for over 12 years. Additionally, Ben was a member of the Arco Club, where he not only played bocce but also served as a chef for their weekly meetings.
Ben had many passions and accomplishments throughout his life. First and foremost, he was always so proud of his family, who were his first priority!
Furthermore, Ben enjoyed gardening, wine making, playing poker with his friends, and playing bocce at the Arco Club. Ben was a true Mr. Fix It! He was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved solving problems and was ready and willing to help in any situation. His ingenuity and heart for others really impacted countless people in this community. Well done good and faithful servant!
Ben leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories, his beloved wife of over 70 years, the former Ida Santucci, whom he married Aug. 11, 1945; two children, Dennis (Cindy) Rossi of North Carolina and Carol (Richard) Craven of Boardman; three grandchildren, Kristyn Singleton of Canfield, Atty. Richard (Amanda) Craven of Columbus, and Shawn Rossi of San Diego; and five great-grandchildren, David, Matthew and Hailey Singleton, and Lexi and Aubrey Craven.
Besides his parents, Ben was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Anna (Carl) Santucci.
Friends may call today, Nov. 29, 2015, from 5 until 7 p.m., at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, with full military honors provided for Ben by the great men of the VFW Post 9571.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Bens name to either St. Luke Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman, OH 44512, or to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send condolences to the Rossi family.
CHAMPION - Edmund J. Ryczaj, 79, formerly of Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Windsor House of Champion.
Edmund, known as Ed or Eddie, was born Jan. 16, 1936, in New Castle, Pa., the son of the late John M. and Bertha (Leckwort) Ryczaj.
He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and worked as a driver for the Servomation Corporation of Warren, in addition to having a life career as a professional musician in the Warren and Youngstown areas.
Ed will be sadly missed by his wife of 30 years, W. Jaye (Lake) Ryczaj of Champion, whom he married Nov. 30, 1984; a sister, Dorothy (Jack) Mayer of Vera Beach , Fla.; three children, Eddie (Mary) Ryczaj Jr. of Struthers; Linda Joseph of Smyrna, Tenn. and Marybeth (Arthur) Miller of Jamestown, Pa.; and three stepchildren, Mary (John) Johnson, Phyllis (Larry) Gould and J. Doug (Sandy) Campbell, all in the Warren area. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ed and Jaye lived in Boardman several years. They enjoyed 25 years of retirement in Bonita Springs. Ed loved to travel, play golf, tennis and bridge. He continued his love for music by playing his saxophone for both personal and professional enjoyment.
Calling hours will be held at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for one hour prior to the funeral at 11 a.m.
Eds family requests that material contributions be made in his memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
YOUNGSTOWN - A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Mose Pete Suber II, 65, will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mahdi Wade officiating. Mr. Suber entered eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at his home.
Mose was born June 15, 1950, in Youngstown, a son of Mose and Odessa Williams Suber.
Upon graduating from Struthers High School, Mose attended the Ohio State University. He earned a certificate in Business Machines from ITT School of Business and later attended Youngstown State University, having earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from Liberty University. He was employed as a lab tech supervisor at Cold Metal Products for over 27 years. He was the owner and operator of Super Subers Car Care Center. He was employed as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Mose was a lifetime member of the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir, served on the ushers board, deacons board and later, was ordained as a minister. He and his wife established the Youngstown Minority Progressive Leadership Foundation. In addition to being a member of several bowling leagues throughout the city, he also sponsored his own bowling team, the Super Subers. His favorite pastimes included bowling, fishing, watching action movies, traveling, and spending time with his family.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of over 45 years, Delores Gordon Suber; four sons, Gabriel Suber and his wife, Lois, Mose Suber III, Darvis Suber and his companion, Whitney Washington, all of Youngstown, and Pete Jones of Phoenix; two daughters, LaRonica Vaugn and her husband, Brandon, of Orlando, Fla., and Kristina Stroughter of Youngstown; a brother, Aaron Suber and his wife, Rena, of Akron; three sisters, Linda Davis, Margareet Gilmer, and Karen Davis, all of Youngstown; 20 grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a very dear cousin for whom he cared for, Augustus Penzie Williams of Youngstown; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather Anthony Hill; and two brothers, Vince Suber and Steve Davis.
Friends may call Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Washington Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guestbook.
Ministry of comfort provided by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. John Catholic Church, for Helen M. Seman, 90, who passed away at her home, on her birthday, Friday morning.
Helen was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Youngstown, the daughter of Michael and Mary Hrehovcik, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a cashier for more than 30 years at the A&P Supermarket in the Lincoln Knolls Plaza and at Value King in Warren.
She was a member of the church and a former member of St. Elizabeth Church, where Helen was very active. She was a member of the church choir and an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Her husband, Michael N. Seman, whom she married June 10, 1950, passed away March 27, 1993.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Mark (Helen) Semanovich of Hubbard; a daughter, Cheryl Schmidt of Campbell, with whom she made her home; two grandsons, William (Jewel) Schmidt of Austintown and Michael (Lauren) Semanovich of Hubbard; and two great-granddaughters, Abby and Breanna.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael; three brothers, Michael, Joseph and John Hrehovcik; one sister, Ann Nettleship; and a great-grandson, Brady Michael Schmidt.
The Seman family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Campbell.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Helens family condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Sandra Sandy L. Teski, 62, passed away peacefully at Seidman Cancer Center on Friday, Nov. 20, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Sandy was born June 20, 1953, in Youngstown, the daughter of George Reiter and Mildred Krill.
Sandy always reminisced of the old days in Youngstown of spending time with her family at Mckelvys, Strouss, Idora Park, and many more.
Sandy met her true love, Edward Teski, early in life. Together, they made a life with their children, enduring many ups and downs. They always made the best of what they had and spent the majority of their lives together until Edwards passing in 2005.
Sandy spent over 20 years, working for Belleria Pizza, starting in Struthers, then later in Cornersburg. She loved to work hard and made many friends with coworkers and customers through the years. The friendships made would flourish for years to come. Near the end, she would say these were the best years of her life. She spoke fondly of the owners and during her time working there developed a special friendship with David P.
Sandy cherished spending time with her best friend, Carol Besner. They loved spending time talking, laughing, and going to casinos. Sandy also had a special love for animals and often went beyond her means to care for many throughout the years. Most of all Sandy deeply loved her children. She was very proud of them and cherished the many memories they shared.
Sandy leaves to carry her memory on, her son, Christopher S. Teski; and twin daughters, Tracy and Stacy Teski, all of Youngstown.
Besides her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Reiter; and her husband, Edward Teski.
The family wants to extend a special thanks to her team at University Hospitals in Cleveland, particularly her nurse, Megan, for her exceptional care and friendship throughout Sandys cancer journey.
A memorial service will be held at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Cornersburg on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the family to assist with final expenses.
Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.