YOUNGSTOWN Shirley Ann Beight, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, June 28, at Hospice House in Poland with her loving family around her.
Mrs. Beight was born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Woodworth, a daughter of Vernon and Edith (Price) Fry.
A lifelong area resident, she married Oris E. Beight on June 14, 1958, and together they would raise three children.
Shirley worked as the secretary of the Calvary United Methodist Church in North Lima for 10 years, retiring in 1998. Shirley was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in North Lima, and dedicated much of her time there. She was treasurer of the Disciples Sunday school class, a Sunday school teacher, a Bible school teacher, a choir director, and a past church treasurer.
Besides being a homemaker, she also enjoyed bowling, belonging to three different leagues, the Holiday Bowl, Camelot, and Columbiana Lanes. She also was a Girl Scout leader and trainer for many years in the Lake to River Council and a Boy Scout cub leader.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, two daughters, Cathryn Bowell of Youngstown, with whom she made her home and Cammy (David) Garland of Canfield; a son, Timothy Beight of Oberlin; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Richard Bob Fry of Austintown; and two sisters, Georgia Perrett of Struthers and Beverly Arthur of Augusta, Ga.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oris, who passed away on March 17, 2011; son-in-law Anthony Bowell; daughter-in-law Jean Beight; sister Joan McGinnis; and two brothers, Donald Fry and Vernon L. Fry Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. in North Lima, with Pastor Renae Meggitt officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 11500 Market St., North Lima, and also one hour prior to the service, at 10 a.m. at the church.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mrs. Beights special caregiver, Ginny, for the compassionate care and kindness shown to Shirley for the past five years. They would also like to thank Hospice House of Poland for helping everyone through this difficult time.
The family has entrusted the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima, with the arrangements for their loved one.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.
POLAND - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating, for Joseph Anthony Carano, 95, who passed away Saturday morning.
Joseph was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Campbell, the son of Vincenzio and Nerina Stizza Carano.
He was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, attended college at Ohio University and was drafted into the Navy, where he served from 1944 to 1946, and then moved to Boran, Calif.
He worked as a lab technician for Boraxo Corporation, retiring after 35 years of service.
Joseph was a member of the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Lucys Catholic Church.
He was an All-State football player in High School and later was inducted into the Campbell Memorial Football Hall of Fame.
Joseph loved tennis and played until he was 82 years old. He very much enjoyed having lunch every Thursday with his tennis buddies.
Joseph leaves to cherish his memories, his sister, Hilda Carano of Poland; his nephew and great-nephew, Alan Mele and Chris Dotson, both of North Carolina; cousin Robert Carano of Campbell; and his cousins and caretakers, Mary Eleanor and Stephen Pennline of Austintown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Anita Mele; his niece, Maria Dotson; and his brother-in-law, Phil Mele.
The family would like to especially thank the staff of Sunrise of Poland and Crossroad Hospice for the excellent care they provided.
The Carano family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations be made in Josephs name to Crossroad Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Union Town, OH 44685.
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HUBBARD There will be services held Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home for Clifford R. Houy, 87, who died Saturday morning, June 27, 2015, at his residence, with his grandson, Don (Becca) Morgan, by his side.
He was born April 10, 1928, in Youngstown. He was a son of Ambrose and Ethel May McFall Houy and was a lifelong Hubbard resident.
Mr. Houy had served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Sawhill Tubular Products as a roll setter until his retirement in 1990, and was of the Protestant faith.
His wife, Lois Jean Johnston, whom he married March 3, 1952, died Jan. 14, 1999.
He leaves one son, William Houy of Hubbard; two daughters, Delores DeProfio of Hubbard and Linda Morgan of Hubbard; one stepdaughter, Nancy Lee Humphrey of Hubbard; four brothers, Francis Houy of Hubbard, John Houy of Poland, Roger Houy of Hillsville, Pa., and Daniel Houy of Hillsville; three sisters, Joyce Price of North Lima, June Semchee of Struthers, and Rita Soles of Hubbard; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother, Carroll Houy.
There will be calling hours Wednesday, July 1, 2015, two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Corner House Christian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
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WAYNE - Donna J. McCurdy, 71, died at her home on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
She was born on July 15, 1943, in Farrell, Pa., a daughter of Jessie (Szulecka) and Cassimer Wojtanoski.
Formerly of Girard and Youngstown, Donna was a 1961 graduate of Farrell High School. On Oct. 28, 1972, she married Donald Robert McCurdy.
Along with her husband, she owned and operated The Little Store on the square in Andover since 1992. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory in Andover, as well as the churches Garden Club and was known to help keep the churches flower beds looking beautiful. Donna was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Andover. She loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren, as well as flower and vegetable gardening.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald R. McCurdy Sr.; and a brother, Gene Wojtanoski.
Survivors include two sons, Donald R. (Kathy) McCurdy Jr. of Richmond Heights and Richard B. McCurdy; grandchildren Donald, David, Jesica, Cole and Caden; and a brother, Donald (Barbara) Wojtanoski of Okeechobee, Fla.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Hayes Cemetery on Hayes Road in Wayne.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 2, from 11 a.m. until noon at the Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St. in Andover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Please visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com to view the online guestbook.
NORTH LIMA - A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, for Patricia Margetko, 59, who died Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, surrounded by her family.
Patricia was born Aug. 13, 1955, in Youngstown, to Joseph and Mary (Yutches) Surack.
She was a 1973 graduate of Wilson High School and was a homemaker, who dedicated her life to raising her family.
Patricia was very creative and enjoyed painting, making crafts, and attending craft shows. She also loved to garden.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Jan A. Margetko, whom she married Jan. 11, 1974; a daughter, Katie (Glenn) Reams of Sherman, S.D.; a son, Jan A. Margetko II (fiancé Justine Pezzone) of Youngstown; two sisters, Christine (Travis) Adkins of Elida and Mary Surack of Youngstown; a brother, Joseph (Pamela) Surack of Port Richie, Fla.; five grandchildren, Alec, Adam, Steven, Joyce and Jonathan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joannie Jennings and Carol Prelog; and a niece, Stephanie Moore.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.
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AUSTINTOWN - Deborah Sue McFalls, 60, died on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 8:50 a.m., at the home of her daughter, with her family by her side.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1954, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Roger Lee and Mary Ann Eastes Chamberlain.
Deborah was working for Dr. Gregory Facemyer in the medical billing department. She last worked on April 9, of this year.
Survivors include her husband, James P. McFalls; her two daughters, Sue Anne (Gregory) Moskal, with whom she stayed, and Angela Marie DeJesus; four grandchildren, Matthew, Austin, Payton, and Sierra; two step-grandchildren, Jillian, and Grant; and one great-granddaughter, Mya Marie.
Deborah's siblings also survive, Hazel (Ron) Julian, Linda Ann (Christopher) Keiber, Roger (Terry) Chamberlain Jr. , and Michael Chamberlain.
Other than her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Ann Dockery-Jorza.
Memorial services will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, where Pastor Jack Acri will celebrate Deborah's life.
Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, in Deborah's memory.
CAMPBELL - Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Kevin Marks, for Donald E. Kusky Sr., 42, who passed away Saturday, June 27, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Donald was born Sept. 30, 1972, in Youngstown, the son of Frank A. Jr. and Doris M. Sharshan Kusky.
He was a 1991 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, where he played in the state championship football game.
After high school, in December of 1991, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Donald retired from the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 1, 2013, as a master sergeant. He was stationed at Charleston, S.C. Air Force Base, McChord Air Force Base in Seattle, Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, and was last stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.
He worked on B52, C17 and C141 air crafts, flying many missions including, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. His specialties included, airlift/special mission aircraft maintenance and flying crew chief. Among the many medals he earned, he received the Outstanding Unit Award with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters.
He was a member of the church and an active member of the Struthers VFW Post 3538. He enjoyed cooking, shooting pool and was a motorcycle enthusiast. Some of his most memorable times were riding with his Dad.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Frank and Doris of Campbell; a son, Donald E. Kusky Jr. of Newton Falls; two brothers, Frank (Chrissy) Kusky and Eric Kusky both of Campbell; his fiancé, Jennifer Nagel of Campbell; his godparents, Lino and Diane Battaglini of Lowellville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddy Kusky; maternal grandparents Edward and Doris Sharshan; and paternal grandmother Betty Kusky.
The Kusky family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Military Honors will be performed at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cemetery directly following the church service Thursday morning.
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