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YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, at the Temple Emanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church for Willie “Jean” Love Hockaday-Bey, born July 5, 1947, to James Cummings and Estella McNeal Bender.

Jean attended East High School. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of the Temple Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She married William Love and moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed with the D.C. Lottery board and the CORE of Engineers. Jean was an entrepreneur as a owner-operator of a laundromat in Washington, D.C.

She was an excellent cook and with a Christian spirit, would feed and care for anyone who grace her door.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her parents, Estella McNeal Bender of Youngstown and James Cummings of Buffalo, N.Y.; five sons, William “Jahi” Cummings, Melvin (Tamika) Love, Corey (LaToya) Love of Washington, D.C., and Chaz Bunch; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Cynthia Taylor of Zion, Ill., Bobbe (Glen) Reynolds, Debra Bundy of Youngstown, Ramona Cummings of Coral Springs, Fla., LaNita Cummings of Youngstown, and Tremecka (Brian) Norman of Buffalo; three aunts; one uncle; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Darrin Love; and three brothers, George McNeil, Percy and Achielles Cummings.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 1 p.m., today, at the church.

Arrangements are handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Aaron Olaf McGilvary, 50, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

Mr. McGilvary was born Nov. 26, 1964, in Youngstown, a son of Cornelius Ellis and Willie Mae Beacham McGilvary.

He was a 1982 graduate of South High School and attended New Castle School of Trades. He had been employed as a cook at Willie Mae’s Soul Kitchen. An avid sports fan, Aaron practiced karate, enjoyed boxing and football. He attended the Tabernacle Baptist Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Willie Mae McGilvary; a daughter, Shaquela McGilvary; two brothers, Willie Beacham and Arthur E. Beacham, both of Youngstown; stepbrother Floyd Ellis; four uncles, Garrett Ellis, Lovie Rivers, Charles Rivers and Johnny Rivers; an aunt, Mamie Gifford-Gibbs; a granddaughter, Aaliyah Williams; a nephew, Robert Griffin; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Annie Griffin; and a brother, Freddie Beacham.

Friends may call Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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AUSTINTOWN - Ronald E. Morris, 73, passed away peacefully late Saturday evening, Oct. 10, 2015, at Caprice Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Ronald was born Aug. 15, 1942, in Youngstown, a son of the late Joseph and Helen Esther Matiscik Morris, and was a lifelong area resident, spending 26 years living in Berlin Center.   

He worked for 26 years for General Motors, Lordstown, retiring in 1993 as a driver in the van plant.

Mr. Morris was a member of St. Michael Church in Canfield. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering with cars, building various structures, fishing, and spending time at Berlin Lake.

Ron leaves his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann Terzak Morris, whom he married Feb. 20, 1965; three sons, David V. (Sandra) Morris of Youngstown, Thomas E. Morris of Stow, and John J. (Beverly) Morris of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two grandchildren, Emily C. and Daniel S. Morris; a brother, James (Diane) Morris of Youngstown; and a sister, Barbara (William) Hlebak of Columbus, Ga.

A son, Steven Michael Morris, passed away Aug. 15, 1990. Three daughters-in-law, Tammy, Rachel, and Lisa Morris, are also deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, and will continue at 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Michael Church, Canfield.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Ron’s family.

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SALEM – There will be funeral services on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at 1 p.m., at the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman, for John Pash, 69, formerly of Cleveland, who died Saturday evening, Oct. 10, 2015, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

John was born Jan. 8, 1946, in Youngstown, the son of the late Steve and Rose C. (Wollet) Pash.

He graduated from The Rayen School in 1963, and Ole Miss in 1968, with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Interpretation and Translation. He attended Vanderbilt University.

John was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

He was a clerk for the federal government at the Federal Office Building in downtown Cleveland for over 12 years, before retiring.

John was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Youngstown.

He was raised in the Youngstown area, and after serving in the Army, he moved to Cleveland. After retiring, John returned to the Columbiana area.

John is survived by two brothers, Lloyd (Sandra) Durbin of North Lima and Robert Pash of Dallas; a sister, Carol (Allan) Burns of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Pash.

There are no calling hours.

Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.

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PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. - R. Dean Priester, 88, passed away Oct. 10, 2015, at Signature Health Care.

He was the son of Russell and Blanche Priester, born June 30, 1927, in Rimersburg, Pa.

Dean served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He retired from J-Tec Communications Service, Greenville, and moved to Florida in 1990. He was a member of IOOF, Youngstown.

Dean will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Louise; and brother Lloyd of Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Vaughn and William; and sisters Evelyn Maynard and Jean Gorman.

No services are planned at this time.

Inurnment will be at Green Haven Memorial Garden, Canfield.

To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by the Larry Taylor Funeral Home in Punta Gorda, Fla.

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POLAND – There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 13, 2015, at the Holy Spirit Byzantine Church in Parma, for William Senyak, 97, who passed away on Oct. 8, 2015, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Poland.

He was born April 25, 1918, in Cleveland, and grew up on the family farm of his parents, Anna (Wanik) and William Senyak in Brunswick.

“Bill” proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he became a tool and die maker and worked his entire career at Hygrade Machines in Cleveland. He took great pride in his work and rarely missed a day. He loved the outdoors, and in his younger days, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church.

After his retirement, he and his wife, Ann, took many road trips throughout the state, often camping along the way. He especially enjoying time spent in the more rural areas of Ohio. He continued to love the outdoors, and faithfully fed the birds and deer that frequented his back yard.

Bill was also a die-hard Cleveland sports fan. He was a Browns season ticket holder well into his 80s, and attended that last Browns championship game in 1964. He also still had room in his heart for the Indians and the Cavaliers.

His beloved wife, Ann (Lucas) Senyak, whom he married on March 2, 1946, died June 17, 2007.

He will be dearly missed by his son, William “Harve” Senyak and daughter-in-law Penny of Boardman; his daughters, Maryam “Ann” Jafarian of Crandall, Texas and Stephanie Senyak of Columbus; a cousin, Mary Stedron of Toledo; a niece, Elaine Lucas of Parma; two grandchildren, Omid and Sohaila Jafarian; and a host of dear friends at Sunrise.

The family will receive friends this morning, Oct. 13, 2015, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge Road, Parma. At 10:30 a.m., mourners will proceed to the church at 5500 West 54th St., Parma, where the liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Spirit Cemetery.

The family requests that material tributes be made to Sunrise Assisted Living, where Bill was lovingly cared for by the thoughtful and compassionate staff for almost eight years, 335 West McKinley Way, Poland, OH 44514, or Crossroads Hospice, which provided care and support during his final days, 743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, OH 44685.

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“Together Again”

HUBBARD - Private funeral services were held on Monday for Gerald E. Taafe, 92, who died Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, 2015, at Liberty Health Care.

He was born May 20, 1923, in Youngstown, a son of Peter J. and Mary Mayhew Taafe, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Taafe was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Gerald enjoyed golfing and playing tennis.

His wife, the former Lucille J. Toupin, whom he married June 26, 1945, died July 28, 2001.

Gerald leaves two sons, Gerald (Cindy) Taafe of Andover and James (Lisa) Taafe of Hubbard; five daughters, Judy (Jim) Herrholtz of Hubbard, Karen (Tom) Jones of Hubbard, Patty Lee of Wooster, Colleen Noble of Hubbard and Kim (Ed) Yasher of Burghill; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Richard, Alfred, William and his twin brother, Frank Taafe; a sister, Aldean Durkin; and his son-in-law, Raymond Lee.

Arrangements were handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Gerald’s final resting place will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery.

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

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YOUNGSTOWN - Rexford E. Worley, 70, of Brownlee Woods, passed away peacefully late Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 2015, at Hospice House following a lengthy illness.

Rexford was born Feb. 18, 1945, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Robert Eugene and Leah Elizabeth Hardy Worley. He was raised in Mount Rainier, Md., and came to Youngstown with his family in 1975.

A 1965 graduate of Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md., Rex also graduated from the Hal Hamsley Floral Design School in Washington, D.C. He later earned his Master Florist Manager’s degree, and he taught floral design classes in Maryland and Ohio.

Mr. Worley and his wife owned and operated several floral shops in Maryland and Ohio, including The Flower Gallery in Lisbon and The Main Event Flower Shop in Boardman. He retired in 2009 from Weingartner’s Floral & Gift Shop in New Castle, Pa.

Rex was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a member of Neighborhood Ministries, and served on the board of American Baptist Association of Churches. He was also a member of the Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society.

Rex leaves his beloved wife of 46 years, Audra E. Palmer Worley, whom he married May 17, 1969; his son, Philip E. Worley of Youngstown; his daughter, Melanie Y. (Christopher) Clark of Columbiana; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Philip II, and Noah; and a sister, Elizabeth Worley-Wilson of Leetonia.

Besides his parents, a brother, Roger Worley, and Roger’s wife, Jeanette, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Family and friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1463 Shields Road, Boardman, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Rex’s family.

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