STRUTHERS A private Mass of Christian burial was held yesterday at Christ Our Savior Parish/St. Nicholas Church in Struthers, for Margaret E. Brenner, 90, who passed away on Sunday at Maplecrest Nursing Home.
Margaret was born June 23, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of Dan and Sue Dorothy Ballock Cunningham.
She lived in the area her whole life and was a sales clerk at Sears, retiring after 24 years.
She was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish and enjoyed gardening.
Margaret married Earl W. Brenner II at St. Annes Church in August of 1939 and he passed away on Aug. 7, 1976.
She leaves one son, Paul J. (Barbara) Brenner of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Bonnie Adams of Logansport, Ind. and Carol Dunne of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a good friend, Sandra Nothrione of Naples, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Earl W. Brenner III; one daughter, Sue E. Giancola; one brother; and one grandchild.
Arrangements handled by the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
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STRUTHERS Marilyn P. Fabis, 85, died Wednesday evening at her son Andrews residence.
Mrs. Fabis was born April 13, 1928, in Painesville, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Ida Haapala Pernoja.
She was a 1946 graduate of Fairport Harbor High School and received her bachelors degree in Education from Ohio University in 1950.
Mrs. Fabis began her career as a Girls Physical Education Teacher with Poland Schools, working there for several years. In 1961, she was hired as the Girls Physical Education Teacher at Chaney High School, retiring in 1984. While at Chaney High School, she served as the cheerleader advisor and the Girls Track and Basketball Coach.
In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and bridge, going to the casinos in her later years with her husband, and flower gardening. Mrs. Fabis especially loved roses and was a member of the Rose Society.
Her husband, Andrew George Fabis Jr., whom she married June 9, 1951, died Aug. 11, 2010.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Susan (Ron) Rivello of Struthers; two sons, Andrew (Nancy) Fabis and Glenn (Mary) Fabis, both of Poland; seven grandchildren, Jason (Alana) Rivello, Jamie (Dan) Monico, Megan (Joel) Monaco, Kathryn Fabis, Emily (David) Hartong, Felicia Fabis, and Garrett Fabis; and one great-grandchild, Evan Monaco.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland, where friends and family will be received one hour prior.
Contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
The family would like to thank both Hospice House and Hospice of the Valley for their excellent care given to Marilyn.
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WARREN Raymonda (Rae) L. Houston, 70, passed from this life on May 22, surrounded by her family at the Windsor House Nursing Home of Champion following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Houston was born July 30, 1942, in Warren, the daughter of Robert and Mildred Gilliland.
Rae is survived by her brother, Andrew Marek of Warren; three daughters, Cathy (Joe) Marhulik of Champion, Vicki (Michelle) Houston of Columbus and Jill (George) Krembrenk of Akron; her son, Robert Houston of Warren; six grandsons, Joe, Sam, Max, Bobby Jr., Ryan and Tyler; three granddaughters, Sydney, Devon and Jessica; two great-grandsons, Anderson and Matthew; her loyal and loving dog, Chuck; granddog, Stella; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Houston; father, Robert Gilliland; mother, Mildred Marek; stepfather, Henry Marek; and brother, Robert Marek.
Rae was a savvy business woman working 15 plus years at the Racket Store in Warren and Trumbull Industries, as a buyer. She was an accomplished bowler and a member of the Womens International Bowling Congress. One of her greatest joys was bowling three nights a week and traveling to bowling tournaments with her loving mother, Mildred.
Rae was a social butterfly. She was loved by many friends with whom she enjoyed bowling, card club, golfing, bingo, dancing and shopping. She had an amazing sense of humor and a contagious laugh. Rae was a wonderful cook and was known for her potato salad, peanut butter fudge and Texas sheet cake. Rae loved a great margarita prepared by her favorite server, Juan, at Plaza Azteca.
Calling hours will be held at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE in Warren on Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE in Warren.
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POLAND Florence R. Kondas, 84, passed away with all of her family by her side on May 22, 2013, at Hospice House. Services will be on Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. at the Greenford Lutheran Church, 7450 West South Range Road in Greenford. Services will be officiated by Pastor John Maroni.
Friends may call one half hour before the service.
Born June 22, 1928, Flo was raised in Struthers. She was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Phillips.
Her husband, William R. Kondas, whom she married on April 22, 1950, passed away on March 21, 1983.
For her final two weeks, Flos entire family from near and far came to say goodbye. There was singing. There was joy. There was laughter. And there were tears. From babies crawling in her bed, to her children gently lifting her into the wheelchair, to the porch swing so that she could enjoy the afternoon sun and flowers, Bubbie left us with the words I am happy, happy, happy, are you happy?
Memories of Flo, known as Bubbie by her grandchildren, will be carried on by her five children, Kathi (Steve) Brincko of Poland, Chris Kondas of Greenford, Becky Kondas Burns of Poland, William J. Kondas (Adreianne Hunt) of Pensicola, Fla. and Marybeth (Keith) Denmeade of The Villages, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Josh (Heather), Meghan, Phil (Annie), Shelby, Becky Jane, Matt, Ehrin, Abby (Danny), Kaitlyn, McKenzie and Mitch; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Kate and Sunny; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Meg Phillips.
A special thank you to our Nancy Frasco and neighbor Gene Sabatino!
Flo looked forward to Wednesday afternoons playing 80 Cents and lunch with the ladies at Trotter Chase Clubhouse. She also enjoyed making her famous Bubbie Scrubbies and dish cloths. She was an avid sports fan.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and John Paul.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House of Poland, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home in Youngstown.
WARREN Nick R. Sudano, passed away at his residence on May 17, 2013.
He was employed with Trumbull County.
He will be sadly missed by his parents, Nick J. and Sharon Sudano; a sister, Sarah Pichitino and her husband, Jay; and a brother, Trevor Sudano.
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NORTH LIMA On May 21, 2013, Velda I. Toth passed away at the age of 84 years.
Velda was predeceased by her first husband, Harold G. Martin; her second husband, Albert L. Toth; her daughter, Laura Martin; her brothers, William, Clyde, LeRoy and Donald Wyant; and her sisters, Goldie Norton and Mary Howlett.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Roger (Maryann) Martin; her stepdaughter, Nancy Stockdill; her stepson, Thomas (Lou) Aldus; her brother, Gary (Charlene) Wyant; and two grandchildren.
Velda was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and was very active as a volunteer at various assisted living facilities.
Calling hours for family and friends will be held on May 24, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
Services will be held on May 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Lanes Canfield Chapel with the Reverend Burl Jernigan officiating.
Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
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