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MARY L. ADAMS

POLAND - Mary L. Adams, 55, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at her residence.

Mary was born Jan. 15, 1959, in Youngstown, a daughter of Thomas and Lucille DeLucia Clark. She was raised in Youngstown and moved to Poland in 1989.

Mary was a 1977 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and a loving daughter. She was most proud of her role as a grandmother and loved spending time with her grandchildren and being with her loyal friend, her dog, Frankie. She will be remembered for her free spirited nature and sense of humor. Mary attended the Holy Family Church and several bible studies in the area.

Besides her parents of Youngstown, Mary leaves her husband of 39 years, Thomas Adams, whom she married June 28, 1975; two sons, Brian (Julie) Adams of Struthers and Michael Adams of Youngstown; one brother, Thomas Clark Jr. of Poland; two sisters, Lisa (Bobby) DeMain of Youngstown and Cindy (Dan) Garver of Poland; mother-in-law, Jean Adams of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Tyler Adams, Nickolas Adams, Brooke Adams, Natalie Adams, and Brennan Adams; sister-in-law, Kathy (Jeff) Fisher of Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Merle Adams.

A private funeral service was held today at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

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MARY JANE (BRITT) BAUGH

SALEM - Mary Jane (Britt) Baugh, 74, died at 12:24 a.m., Saturday, at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Damascus.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1940, in Belle Vernon, Pa., the daughter of the late John L. and Dorothy V. (McFall) Britt.

She has resided in Indianapolis, Texas, Hanoverton, and Salem. She was last employed at the Timberlanes Restaurant as a waitress. She was Baptist by faith, and her most favorite things she enjoyed doing was spending time with her family.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 54 years, L. Wayne, who has stayed at her side. They were united in marriage on Nov. 19, 1960; her loving daughters, Kimberly Render and Kelly (James) Phillis; her cherished grandchildren, Kirstie (Ben) Williamson, T.J. Rosenberg, Olivia Render, Jimmy Phillis and Ryan Phillis; great-grandchildren Annika and Lucas Williamson; and a sister, Doris Parsley in Texas.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Betty Berry, Virginia Elsey and John Britt.

The Baugh family is honoring the wishes of Mary, there will be no services or viewing.

The burial will be near Baugh Station, Ky.

The family would like to extend thanks to the employees, staff and management of Auburn for the love and care extended to Mary and the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

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ANNA GRACE CLEMENS

AUSTINTOWN – Anna Grace Clemens, 86, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

On July 5, 1928, Anna was born in Youngstown, to her parents, Antonio and Lucy DeJaciamo Fabrizio.

She was a 1946 graduate of The Rayen School, and two years later, on Oct. 2, wed the love of her life, Robert W. Clemens.

Anna had an exceptional work ethic and together with her husband became the owner/operator of the One Stop and The Wine Cellar for more than 40 years. She was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary and its Altar and Rosary Society and Senior Citizen Group. One of her favorite pastimes was spent playing Bocce for the church league.

Anna leaves her two children, Robert (JoAnn) Clemens and Mariann (Calvin Shiflet) Clemens; daughter-in-law Teddi Clemens; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Robert, who died Sept. 30, 1997; and son James Clemens.

Friends and family will gather on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Wednesday with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anna’s memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

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JOSEPH 'JOE' N. DELSIGNORE

CAMPBELL – Joseph “Joe” N. DelSignore, 81, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, early in the morning, with his loving family at his bedside at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

Joe was born July 30, 1933, in Campbell to Guiseppe and Christina (Centofanti) DelSignore.

He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 1951, and started working at YST in the Galvanizing Department until 1954, when he was called for duty with the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1956.

In 1953, Joe met the love of his life, Agnes (Tirpack). Joe and Aggie were married Feb. 23, 1957, starting a loving bond that lasted 57 years.

For 33 years, Joe made his living in the blast furnace of the steel industry. He worked as a bricklayer, foreman, expediter, inspector, estimator, general foreman and superintendent on all masonry jobs needed to re-line and refurbish blast furnaces, coke ovens and other steel-making constructions. Joe worked at all of the major steel plants throughout the United States and traveled to refractory jobs in Italy and Colombia, South America, always taking pride in his craftsmanship and ability to motivate his workers.

Joe is survived by his wife, Agnes; three children, David of Boardman, Daryl (Betty) of Adrian, Mich., and Dennis of Campbell. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Melissa of Boardman and Ryan of Tampa; his sisters, Annie (Rossi) Rivalsky of Campbell and Sister Lois Marie Rossi of Chicago.

Joe was preceded in death by his first father, Guiseppe; his second father, Frank Rossi; and his mother, Christina DelSignore-Rossi; brother, Patsy DelSignore; sisters, Sandra (Rossi) Heri and Norma (Rossi) Leach; niece Patricia DelSignore; and nephew, Anthony Rivalsky.

With his wife, Joe enjoyed all kinds of music, especially Christmas, Polka and Tamburitza, and he was a long-time member and president of Libby Fill’s popular fan club.

Joe was a member of the Youngstown-Warren Inventors Association. He was awarded a U.S. government patent for his Mystic Sabby Stone, a sharpening device useful on razor blades, knives and tools. He would sell them worldwide.

Joe cherished the time he spent playing golf with Aggie and watching her play softball. He adored Ryan and Melissa, especially while watching them play baseball at the Boardman Field of Dreams. Joe enjoyed following the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers, the OSU Buckeyes and the Campbell Memorial sports teams.

Joe’s life will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Lucy Catholic Church with Father Shawn Conoboy officiating.

Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A Mass will follow the calling hours and burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Coitsville.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to Christ the Good Shepherd Church, or the charity of your choice.

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MARIAM L. DOWNING

“Together Again”

CORTLAND- Mrs. Mariam L. Downing, 87, passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. 

She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Struthers, the daughter of Paul E. and Stella L. Bailey Ellis. 

Mariam was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She married Willam C. Downing on Nov. 28, 1946, and they were married for 55 years before Bill’s passing on Dec. 17, 2001.

Mariam was retired from JCPenney’s in the Eastwood Mall after working for many years in their women’s clothing and dress departments. 

Mariam was active at the North Mar Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. She and Bill belonged to the Cortland Conservation Club and enjoyed picnicking, boating on Mosquito Lake and family fishing trips to Canada.

She is survived by her five children, Diana (Frank) Martin, Denise (Charles) Burns, Debbie (Mark) Johns, Terrence L. (Barbara J.) Downing and William H. (Barbara A.) Downing; 13 grandchildren, Matt (Melanie) Martin, Ethan (Brittany) Martin, Halley (Brian) Cole, Beth Downing, Benjamin Downing, Bradley Downing, Shane Downing, Lara Downing, Abigail Johns, Emily Johns, Rachel Burns, Lindsey Burns and Logan Burns; three great-grandchildren, Fallon (Randy) Penrod, Alexis Cole and Aurora Cole; one great-great-grandchild, Klarke Penrod; one sister, OllaMae Canfield of California; and one sister-in-law, Grace Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William C. Downing; a granddaughter, Jennifer Martin; four brothers, LaValle Ellis, Lake Ellis, Dewey Ellis and Daniel Ellis; and two sisters, Edith Stiles and Vange Eisenbraun. 

Funeral Services will be held today, Nov. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the North Mar Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance with Pastor Myron Daum officiating. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.

Donations may be made in memory of Mariam to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.

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

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ROBERT W. DAVIS

YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be held Tuesday at noon at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home for Robert W. Davis, who passed away at Hospice House Saturday morning. He had led a full and active life until he contracted an illness in September.

Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of Youngstown and Boardman. He was born in Youngstown on June 11, 1919, to William H. and Ethel Williams Davis.

After graduating from South High School, he attended Youngstown College and studied accounting.

As a gifted musician, he put his talents to work in World War II by enlisting in the U.S. Army as a bugler. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant after joining a chemical unit, and in July of 1943 he was awarded the Silver Star of gallantry while fighting in Biscari, Italy.

Upon returning to Youngstown after the war, Mr. Davis joined in the wholesale distributorship co-founded by his father, The Daugherty-Davis Company, which he led until closing the business earlier this year. Robert contributed to the education of generations of students from Youngstown State University whom he employed as drivers and warehouse workers. He was respected by his staff, his customers, his suppliers and his competitors for his approachability, his flexibility, and his fairness.

Robert was known for his love of professional sports and fast cars, particularly BMWs.

Surviving him are his wife of over 60 years, the former Dorothea Michael, whom he married Sept. 26, 1953; and their three children, William (Jane) Davis of Boston, Victoria (Tom) Latimer of Canfield, and Gary Davis of Austintown; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his devoted nieces and nephew.

Preceding him in death besides his parents, are his daughter, Patricia, and a sister, Ruth Zimmerman.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

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FLORA M. KONYA

“Together Again”

POLAND – Services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Apostle Parish/St. Stephen of Hungary Church for Flora M. Konya, 88, who passed away Friday afternoon.

Flora was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Kopsco Nameth.

She was a lifelong resident, and a member of the church, and she loved to cook, attend to her flower garden and be with her family.

She was married to Andrew “Bud” Konya on July 5, 1947, and he passed away May 14, 1994.

Flora is survived by a daughter, Laure (Pete) Johnson of Poland; a son, Larry (Linda) Konya of Alpharetta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Brian (Becky) Konya, David (Tonya) Obrochta, and Scott (Erin) Konya; and six great-grandchildren, Samantha, Dylan, Colton, Allison, Maddy and Lila.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and four brothers, James, Lawrence, Donald and Robert.

Family and friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at the Calvary Cemetery.

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JANET MARSH LLOYD

HARTFORD - Janet Marsh Lloyd, 61, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Sharon Regional Health System.

She was born June 22, 1953, in Warren, the daughter of the late John and Marie (Barrett) Marsh.

Janet was a 1972 graduate of Mathews High School and went on to Youngstown State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree. She then became a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Financial Planner. She was self-employed in the accounting field. She was a member of the Association of International CPAs. Janet loved to travel, plan trips and read and also loved desserts, especially chocolate. Ken and Janet would spend many hours enjoying the gardens and pond around their home.

Memories of Janet will be carried on by her loving husband, Kenneth Lloyd of Hartford, whom she married Oct. 12, 1984, having just celebrated 30 years of marriage; brother John E. Marsh of Greensburg, Pa.; brother David A. Marsh of Vienna; brother, George A. Marsh of Howland; sister Kathleen M. Fowler of Houston; brother James P. Marsh of Hubbard; brother Robert A. Marsh of Hartford; brother-in-law Richard M. Lloyd of Cleveland; brother-in-law Robert A. Lloyd of Toledo; special friend, Bill W.; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Addie, Winston, and Pippa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Thomas G. Marsh.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McFarland and Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.

Her family suggest contributions be made in the form of donations to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, P.O. Box 66, Vienna, OH 44473.

Arrangements are entrusted to the McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481.

Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.

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AMANDA CHRISTINE SEMAN

POLAND - Amanda Christine Seman, 26, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

Amanda was born Feb. 26, 1988, in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert A. Jr. and Christine (Ward) Seman.

She was a 2006 Struthers High School graduate, where she played basketball. Amanda was full of love and affection and was a very giving person who enjoyed spending time with her son, siblings, and cousins.

She is survived by her son, the love of her life, Brenton Andrew Seman of Youngstown; her parents, Robert of Canfield and Christine of Youngstown; two sisters, Emily Seman of Youngstown and Ava Seman of Youngstown; one brother, Robert A. Seman III of Youngstown; paternal grandfather and grandmother, Robert A. Seman Sr. and Kathy Seman of Youngstown; maternal grandparents, Ray and Sandy Ward of New Waterford; maternal grandmother, Marcia Braden of Youngstown; great-grandparents, Edith and Glenn Ward of New Waterford; and numerous aunts and uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Mary Seman, Eleanor Pruce, and Betty and James Braden.

Funeral services will be held at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Please send donations for expenses in c/o of Becker Funeral Homes, 11 Spring St. Struthers, OH 44471.

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