HOLLYWOOD, FLA. - John Sonny Ambrosia passed away on Nov. 24, 2014.
John had been a resident of Hollywood, Fla. for the last 20 years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
John was born in New Castle, Pa. on July 13, 1942. He was raised by his loving family in New Castle.
He worked in the insurance field as a risk manager most of his adult life.
John is survived by his loving wife, Roslyn Ambrosia; his brother, Frank Ambrosia; his sons, John Jr. and Todd Ambrosia; his daughter-in-law, Maureen Ambrosia; his grandchildren, Noah and Sydney; his nieces, Marigrace and Adrianna; his stepchildren, Randy Agnetti, Daniel Agnetti, John Agnetti, and Renee Edens; and his stepgrandchildren, Philip Edens, Eric Edens, Sara, Jake, Joey David, Daniel, Nicolas, Jared, Kristen and Melissa Agnetti.
His kindness and love will be missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Johns life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Fred Hunters Funeral Home located at 6301 Taft St., Hollywood.
Friends and family are invited to a gathering for refreshments at his home in Hollywood from 6 to 8 p.m.
HUBBARD - Ann L. Burtnett, 85, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, 2014, at her home.
She was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of Charles F. and Agnes V. McGuire Darrow, and moved to Hubbard in 1955 from Youngstown.
Mrs. Burtnett was a 1948 graduate of South High School and was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. She was a member of the Disciples of Mary, was a lay minister and distributor and was a former member of the church festival committee. Ann was also a member of the Ursulines HIV/AIDS Prayer Support Group.
Ann was a dispatcher for the Hubbard Police Department for 15 years, retiring in 1991, and had previously worked for Ohio Bell and Anserphone Inc.
Her husband, James R. Burtnett, whom she married Sept. 2, 1950, died Jan. 25, 1976.
She leaves four daughters, Virginia (Jacob) Squibbs of Fort Worth, Texas, Karen (Bill) Watson of Hubbard, Sharon Linnen of Hubbard and Maureen (Kenneth) Grigsby of Hubbard; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary M. (Robert) Jones and Jean M. (David) McGlynn; and three great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
Family and friends may call on Monday, two hours prior to the services, from 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 225 N. Main St.; St. Patrick School, Adopt a Student Program, 38 E. Water St., Hubbard, OH 44425; or to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, for Angelo J. Diana, 93, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Angelo was born on Jan. 11, 1921, in Agnone, Italy, the son of Antonio and Angelina (Iaciancio) Diana and came to America in 1927.
He attended the Youngstown schools and graduated from East High School in 1941. He courageously served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, where he was a Master Sergeant and Crew Chief, while serving in England. He retired from the Youngstown Water Department in 1981, after 20 years of service. Angelo was a member of St. Dominic Church.
He will always be lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Antoinette Carrino, whom he married on June 18, 1949; four children that he was blessed with, Nancy (Edward) Miller of Daytona Beach, Fla., Janet (Rick) Sympson of Houston, Ronald Diana of Youngstown and James Diana of Austintown; four grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Mitchell, Angelina Diana, Lyndsey Peardon and Ryan Miller; three great-grandchildren, Gracie, Makenzie and Charles; sister Theresa Cortell; and brother Pat Diana.
Friends may call on Friday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers and 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 Angelos family.
SALEM Dean E. Gordon, 87, died at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Salem, son of the late John Paul and Ethel (McNeelan) Gordon.
Dean was a 1946 graduate of Salem High School and retired in 1982 from the Salem Post Office, where he worked for 35 years. He had also worked at Stadium and Parker Chevrolet as a driver. He was very active in the blood bank, and had donated more than 20 gallons of blood. He was a member and volunteer with the Historical Society of Salem.
He was a member of the Salem First United Methodist Church and a member of U.C.T. 590 for 50 years. Dean served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dixie L. (Hall) Gordon, whom he married March 17, 1951, at the church in Salem; son Mark T. Gordon of Rogers; daughter Denise (Lenn) Scheibal of St. Louis; and several cousins in Maryland.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Lou Raymond officiating.
Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.
Visit www.starkmemorial.com to view Deans obituary and to send condolences.
LAKE FOREST, CALIF. - Isabel Reed Genger, 100, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Freedom Village.
Valentines Day of 1914, must have been a sunshiny day in Bethel, Pa. Isabel was always known for her radiant smile and delightful disposition. She was the youngest child of Nellie Broadbent Reed and John Morris Reed.
She graduated from Poland Seminary High School in Poland in 1932, and from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., in 1936. The following two years, she taught at Jackson-Milton High School in North Jackson.
In 1938, she married Giles James Sechler, of Girard, who died in 1952.
As an elementary school teacher, she taught third grade in New Wilmington, and third and first grades at Croton and North Street schools in New Castle, Pa.
She and John Hesson Genger, of West Middlesex, Pa., were married in 1972, and he died in 2007.
Isabel was a member of the Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Hills, Calif.
In addition to her daughter, Suzanne Sechler Snyder of Santa Ana, Calif., she is survived by two stepdaughters, Shelley Genger Foster of Goodyear, Ariz., and Noreen Genger Stegkamper of Erie, Pa. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, W. Brooks Reed; her sister, Florence Reed Hoffmaster; and her stepson, Niles Keith Genger.
Arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home, New Wilmington.
A family memorial service will be held in West Middlesex in June 2015.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Reed Hoffmaster Scholarship Fund at Westminster College, S. Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142. This fund awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a medical career.
YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Gladys Louise Heffron, 94, who passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center. She resided at Windsor House in New Middletown.
Gladys was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late August and Louise (Timm) Rochow.
She was employed at Isaly Dairy in the Austintown Plaza for six years and then at Collas Market for 17 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid Society and Sewing Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Thomas, who passed away Jan. 19, 1988; as well as two sisters, Edna and Verna; and brothers Randall and Ervin.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Dolores (Emerson) Shick of Mineral Ridge and Barbara (Bill) Pitts of Salem; her son, James (Debra) Heffron of Austintown; stepson Thomas (Janice) Heffron of Santa Rosa, Calif.; six grandchildren, Luanne (Daniel) Fox, Rachel (Greg) Hammond, Matthew (Roberta) Pitts, Jonathan Pitts, Jimmy (Heather) Heffron and Bradley (Pheobe) Heffron; and six great-grandchildren, Danny, Michael, Jeffrey, Klarissa, Patrick and Garrett.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Interment will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 485 Redondo Road, Youngstown, OH 44504.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
POLAND - Prayers will begin Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Parish, Sacred Heart Church, for Lawrence W. Kennedy Jr., 79, who died Monday morning at Beeghly Oaks.
Larry was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Youngstown, the son of Lawrence W. and Elizabeth Jane (Nicklin) Kennedy.
He was a 1953 graduate of Ursuline High School and later served in the U.S. Air Force, flying over 1,000 missions in the far east as an Airborne Radar Operator. He then worked at the Strouss-Hirshberg Co. as a warehouseman/ truck driver for 26 years before retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the church and the ARCO Club, was an avid reader, especially loved history, and was well-known as a really witty guy. He could coin a phrase like no other.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Louise Koliser; a son, Theodore Ted Kennedy of Poland; a sister, Peg Yanek of Poland; and three brothers, Bob Bobbie Kennedy of Poland, John (Bernadette) Kennedy and Fulton (Colleen) Kennedy, all of the Harrisburg, Pa. area.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Kennedy.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon, Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.
The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.
KILLEEN, TEXAS - A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Terence Theodore Moss will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the J.E. Washington Funeral Home. Mr. Moss departed this life Nov. 17, 2014, in Temple, Texas.
Mr. Moss was born April 27, 1992, in Chicago, a son of Dwayne and Lisa Satterfield Burnett.
He attended Sharon Elementary School in Sharon, Pa., and was a 2010 graduated from Campbell Memorial High School. He later relocated to Killeen, and was employed as a construction worker with Anderson & Schoel Co. He proudly contributed to the construction of the Darnell Hospital and his contribution will forever be remembered by the soldiers and families of Fort Hood, Texas.
He was a member of the Union Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the mime ministry. He enjoyed basketball, video games, and his kind and caring spirit will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving parents, both of Campbell; his grandmother, Hildred Satterfield; his brother, Tyler Burnett of Campbell; his sister, Mattie Young of Killeen; his nephew, who was very dear to him, Malachai Young-Pierce of Killeen; a host of other relatives and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pauline Burnett and his great-grandmother, Mattie Brown.
The family will receive friends Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guestbook.
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KINSMAN Gerald Jerry Allen Pompeii, 71, passed peacefully early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the comfort of his Kinsman home, following a valiant fight with cancer.
Jerry was born in Youngstown on Oct. 5, 1943, to parents John R. and Katherine H. (Kosco) Pompeii.
Jerry attended Cardinal Mooney High School and graduated from Poland Seminary High School in 1961. After learning the building trade from his father, Jerry moved to Kinsman in 1971 to start Master Craft, a decorative brass finishing and fabricating business, setting up operations in a converted feed mill. Over the next 25 years, Jerry showcased his master craftsmanship by transforming an adjacent barn to a colonial-style home that later was a featured stop on Kinsmans Centennial Harvest of Homes Tour.
Jerry carried on Pompeii Construction, the business his father started in 1936, throughout his life and carved his own path in reorienting Kinsmans commercial center by building the Main Street Mini Storage Plaza, bringing a medical center and a drug store to his town. Continually challenging himself, Jerry took on his largest professional endeavor by building the 30-unit North Coast Landing at Geneva-on-the-Lake, complete with the construction of his very first erosion wall.
Jerry carried on the family tradition of wine making and, ultimately, realized his dream to sell wine by forming the Fiorello Pompeii Winery. An avid cook, Jerry shared his love of comfort Italian food with his brother, John Jack Pompeii, at bimonthly dinners with the Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization (CIAO). Jerrys love for travel only will be surpassed by how much he will be missed on annual trips to Pier House in Key West, Fla.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include three sons, Andrew (Tami) of Poland, Jason of Chicago, and Jarod of Southington; granddaughters Samantha of Cleveland and Katelyn of Poland; a brother, Jack (Carole) of North Olmsted; a niece; and four nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 343 Mt. Carmel Ave., in Youngstown. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Jerrys final resting place is at the Kinsman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Jerrys family would like to express their gratitude for the tender care from FirstLight family and for his friends who shared so much.
The Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman handled the arrangements.
Visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com to view the online guestbook.
PORT ORANGE, FLA. - Monk Rolfe, 69, of Hubbard, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at his home in Port Orange.
Monk was born to Harry and Arietta Rolfe on March 26, 1945, in Hubbard, and was a 1963 graduate of Hubbard High School.
He retired from Iron Worker Local 207 of Youngstown after 35 years. He had great respect for his fellow iron workers and loved their camaraderie across the country.
Hubbard was his hometown, but his adventures took him many places, where he made loyal friends at every stop. Monk belonged to numerous clubs and organizations, enjoying food, friends, NASCAR, Ohio State Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers and his Green Bay Packers.
After a nine-year courtship, Monk left behind his confirmed bachelorhood and married his love, Carole, in January of 2014. Nine years together were not enough and she will miss her happy.
Monk waited a long time to claim a family and they will miss Papa dearly, especially his doting granddaughter, Bella.
He leaves behind his adoring wife and her family that became his family; Marcie (Jecsan) Quintero, with their children, Bella and Jecsan Jr. of Port Orange; Michael (Alissa) Gagliardi, with daughter Ava, of New Castle, Pa.; Jeremy (Kim) Gagliardi, of Heritage, Pa. with soon to arrive baby girl, Andi, who will miss meeting Papa. He also leaves his brother, Richard (Nancy) Rolfe of Hubbard and sister Arietta Mae MacMasters of New York.
His parents and his brother, Jimmy preceded him in death.
Monk enjoyed his hometown of Hubbard, led an adventurous life on the road, had many happy times in Conneaut Lake, Pa., and a wonderful retirement in Port Orange. He will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him.
As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. His ashes will rest alongside his parents and brother.
Please celebrate his life by raising a glass in his memory and repeating his motto, And the livin is easy!
Condolences may be sent to Carole Rolfe at 5659 Rogers Ave., Port Orange, FL 32127.
LEAVITTSBURG - Willie Bill Lontz Roach, 81, passed Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital at St. Joseph Health Care Center, after an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Gypsy, W.Va., the son of the late Alpha Thomas and the late Harriet Evelyn (Thomas) Roach.
He married Millie Littell-Benson Roach on Nov. 8, 1980.
He worked at Standard Transformer for 23 years and was a union board member. He later went on to work for Wean United and retired from Schwebels Bakery. Willie was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, played in a baseball league at Packard Park, bowled on Wednesday night with a bowling league at Rainbow Lanes, was an avid golfer and Cleveland Browns fan. He was a member of the Charity Baptist Church in Warren.
Willies loving memory will be cherished by his wife, Millie Roach of Leavittsburg; sons Brian (Heather) Roach and Jimmie (Annie Kenney) Benson, both of North Jackson; daughter Lisa Benson-Davis of Monroe, La.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Sandra (Dan) Wilson of Warren; brother Doug (Llona) Roach of Abilene, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Thomas and Allen Roach; and a sister, Lula Roach-Fife.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Elder James Thompson will officiate. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Please visit www.carlwhall.com to view this obituary and/or send condolences to the family.
The Carl W. Hall Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Willie Roach.
HUBBARD There will be services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Mary Lou Snyder, 80, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her daughters home, with her loving family by her side.
Mary Lou was born April 8, 1934, in Youngstown, a daughter of Harvey J. and Maude L. Bott Boley.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1952 graduate of North High School.
She worked for and retired from Federal Wholesale in Hubbard on the ticketing line after 20 years of service, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard and the Old Football Moms club.
Her husband, Edward Lee Snyder, whom she married Aug. 8, 1981, passed away March 20, 2013.
She will be sadly missed by her family, her children, Randall (Kathy) Antonucci of Hubbard, Marylyn Sees of Girard, Cheryl (Bob) Maskrey of Masury, and Kenneth (Julie) Antonucci of Hubbard; eight grandchildren, Michael (Dana) Hivner, Ryan Antonucci, Daniel Antonucci, Shelia Maskrey, Stacey Maskrey, Sherry Maskrey, Ashten Antonucci and Joseph Antonucci; and five great-grandchildren.
She also leaves her sister, Jeannine Strong of Austintown.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her infant son, Reginald Antonucci; and her sister, Evelyn Flickinger.
There will be calling hours Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Mary Lou will be laid to rest at Belmont Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Caring Hospice, 6175 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.