BOWLING GREEN Martha Brenner, 81, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
Martha was born in Youngstown, to the late Jacob Paul and Helen Louise (Thompson) Brenner.
Martha is survived by her nieces, Maggie Kalmar of Bowling Green and Sara Brenner of Madison, Wis.; nephews, Charlie Brenner of Zanesville and Paul Brenner of Rocky River; sister-in-law, Dorcas Brenner of Bowling Green; and a host of great-nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at Tod Homested Cemetery, Youngstown.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 43402.
Please visit www.hannemanfh.com to send condolences to the family.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church for Margaret A. Baytos, 88, who passed away on Dec. 9, 2013, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown.
She was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late David and Myrtle Jones Reese.
Margaret was a graduate of South High School, a member of St. Christine Church and belonged to Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine. At one time she worked for General Electric and more recently at St. Christine Church, where she worked in the Rectory for many years.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Phyllis) Murphy and Raymond (Shirley) Baytos, both of Youngstown; a sister-in-law, Delores Eckenrode; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Baytos whom she married in 1952, he died in 2010; a son, Gary Baytos; a daughter, Debra Baytos; and four sisters, Rita Ross, Betty Roberts, Helen Hershey and Mary Langley.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ed and Diane Reese, Dr. Shah, and all the staff at Briarfield Manor.
AUSTINTOWN Gailor Blake, 91, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Laurie Ann Nursing Home, where he resided.
He was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Searcy, Ark., son of John and Nellie (Adams) Blake.
He attended the Free Will Baptist Church, and was a retired Plumber. He was a member of the Local Plumbers Union No. 310.
He is survived by a sister, Margaret Yursa of Brook Park, Ohio; brother-in-law, Jack Allen of West Virginia; sister-in-law, Betty Combs of Indiana; as well as several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Betty Carroll of West Farmington.
Gailor was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Chloie; five brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Eckis Cemetery in Lake Milton.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to leave online condolences.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Richard L. DeVincentis, 76, passed away the afternoon of Dec. 9, 2013, at Jameson Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Castle on Feb. 15, 1937, Richard was the son of the late Luciano and Filippa Pandolfi DeVincentis.
Surviving is his loving and devoted wife, the former Sandra Niemi, whom he married on Aug. 11, 1962.
Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Camillus Church. Richard spent his whole career in education in Youngstown, spanning from 1962 until his retirement in 1995. He began his career as a teacher at Thorn Hill Elementary School. Richard went on to become the vice principal at Princeton Junior High School and later became the principal of South High School. He retired as the principal of Adams Junior High School in 1995. After retirement, Richard continued working in education as the principal of the CCA Private Prison and taught adult basic education at the Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown.
Richard was an avid bocce player and enjoyed vegetable gardening and wine making. Richard loved spending time with his family and friends and cherished the times with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his four children, Richard A. DeVincentis and wife Brenda of New Castle, David L. DeVincentis and wife Pam of Findlay, Caroline Menz and husband Robert of New Castle and Mark T. DeVincentis and wife Melanie of New Castle; his sister, Lucy Conti of New Castle; and his grandchildren, Richard, Natalie, Alexandra, Nicolette, David J., Elizabeth, Ava, Isabelle and Thomas DeVincentis, and, Ian and Cameron Menz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred (Bingo) DeVincentis; and his sister, Clara Cournan.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105.
A procession will leave the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. for St. Camillus Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Father Thomas Lewandowski, pastor of St. Camillus Church will officiate.
Burial will take place at Castleview Memorial Gardens. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military rites at the cemetery.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to offer online condolences to the family.
STRUTHERS David Raymond Estes, 61, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 11:25 a.m. at St. Elizabeths Health Center in Youngstown.
On May 10, 1952, in Youngstown, Charles Raymond and Ethel Green Estes welcomed the birth of their son, David.
Dave received his formal education in the Girard school system and then went on to serve our country honorably in the USMC. He work for and retired from General Motors in Lordstown.
Cherished memories of David will be carried on by his children, David (Jen) of Warren, Mike of Warren, Tracy (Kathy Hanshew) of Chicago, Jeff (Molly) of Braceville, Robert (Charity) of Warren, Kelly Reese (Roger Patton) of Newton Falls, and Melissa (Dave Hall) of Youngstown; and stepdaughter Samantha (Rocco Carbone) Lewis of Boardman. David is also survived by his first wife, Kathryn (Dave) Staton of Johnston; sister, Christine (Larry) Rusu of Struthers; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding David in death was his wife, Shari; stepdaughter, Kristina Lewis; and brothers, Mark (Betty) and Mathew Estes.
David wishes were to forgo calling hours and a funeral service. He wanted family and friends to attend a celebration of his life that will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the JV Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road, Leavittsburg.
The Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls respectfully handled cremation services.
NEWTON FALLS Pauline Bernice Eddie, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, of natural causes at Peggy Feathers Adult Care.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1929, in Detroit, the daughter of the late Paul and Alma (Miller) Almburg. The family moved to their farm in Pricetown in 1936.
Pauline graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1947 and then from Kent State University in 1952. She taught third grade at Tod Avenue School in Warren until the 1952 to 1953 school year.
Pauline married her husband of 60 years, Ralph Merlin Eddie on June 20, 1953, after he was discharged from the Army.
Pauline was a member of the First Federated Church in North Jackson and the Womens Farm Bureau. She was a day care teacher in Leavittsburg and also worked at Mary O helping children with learning disabilities.
Pauline liked cooking and going for walks in the woods with her dog.
Memories of Pauline will be carried on by her loving family, her two daughters, Cheryl and Allen Deibel of Canfield and Dr. Dianne Eddie of Lordstown; her two sons, Curtis and Pam Eddie of Newton Falls and Martin and Teresa Eddie of Newton Falls; her six grandchildren, Allen and Aura Deibel, Kyle and Ryan Eddie, and Christopher and Amanda Eddie; and her four great-grandchildren, Caine, Lance, Brayden and Dylan.
Pauline was preceded in death by her brother, Gordon Almburg.
Calling hours will be held at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Acri officiating the service.
Family and friends may visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com to view this obituary online or to send condolences.
Arrangements are being handled by the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St., Newton Falls.
AUSTINTOWN Services will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish for Robert L. Frederick, 87, who died Monday evening at the Hospice House in Poland.
Mr. Frederick was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Youngstown, the son of the late Albert Frederick and Hazel Clapp.
Robert attended Chaney High School, where he graduated in 1944. He worked at US Steel as a supervisor for over 30 years, then worked as a bus driver for Austintown schools.
The thing he loved to do most was spend time with his family. He also enjoyed listening to music, boating on Lake Erie, spending time at the family cottage, and taking care of his large vegetable garden.
He leaves his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Gaglione) Frederick, whom he married on June 12, 1948; his four children, Janice (Frank) Ross of Evans, Ga., Kim Horn of San Marcos, Texas, Karen (Dwane) Musser of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Bill Frederick of Austintown; his grandchildren, Melissa, Mollie and Sean Frederick, Chris (Shauna) Ross, Mike (Jade) Ross, Ryan (Anna) Horn, Cody and Brittany Horn, Matt and Corey Musser, Ashlee and Chloee Frederick; five great-grandchildren; his sisters, Mavis Scheetz, Wilda Schroll and Mildred Potkonicky; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert W. Frederick; step-mother, Christina Jo Frederick; and siblings, Donald and Ronald Frederick, Audrey Martin and Mabel Byers.
Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
LIBERTY A Mass of the Resurrection will be said on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for Jennie M. Lallo, 73, who died Monday morning Dec. 9, 2013.
Jennie was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Youngstown, a daughter of Ralph and Mary Budaker Conti.
From 1957 to 1963, she worked in the accounting department at Commercial Shearing & Stamping Co.
She was a member of the church and its Home and School Association, a 1957 graduate of Liberty High School, and a homemaker.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, traveling, and the opportunity to play games of chance.
She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Lallo, whom she married Oct. 29, 1960; two sons, Jeffery M. (Melissa) Lallo and David N. (Lexi) Lallo; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Mara, Joseph, Christopher, Aaron, Samuele and Cristian; a brother, Ralph R. (Tuni) Conti; and a sister, Mary Louise Dobozy.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends and family may gather from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Material contributions can be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Please visit www.schiavonefh.com to share condolences.
HUBBARD Jerould Leslie Nord, 72, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 15, 1940, in Youngstown, a son of Dewey C. and Bertha Moore Nord and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Nord worked for Ames Department Store, was of the Methodist faith and served with the U.S. Army. He loved collecting old LP records.
He leaves a nephew, Richard (Linda) Nord of Austintown; and three nieces, Karen (Jason) Shelton of Newport News, Va., Linda (John) Huff and Barb (Jerry) Flynn, both of Hubbard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Nord; two nephews, Chuck and Rob Nord; and a niece, Shirley Nord.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at noon at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, one hour prior to the services, from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
LOS BANOS, CALIF. Roy W. Neal passed into the arms of our father on Dec. 8, 2013, after he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Roy was born in Youngstown to the late Roy E. and Donna Jean Neal.
He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army with a tour of duty in Korea, Germany and Vietnam. He received many medals, including the Silver Oak Leaf Cluster. Roy was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va. when he met his wife, Michelle while on leave in Youngstown, they were married Aug. 19, 1972.
Roy had a passion for car racing and drag raced at Meander Dam and Sunset drag strip while he lived in Ohio. In 1992, Roy, along with his wife and two sons, moved to California, where he worked as the Mechanic Foreman for the Tri Pallet Company. Within a year he started racing stock cars in San Jose and Watsonville, Calif.
When he retired, he turned his attention to his grandsons racing who had the need for speed, like his grandpa. He also worked on and built race motors for many drivers.
Roy leaves behind his wife, Michelle of 42 years; and two sons, Roy A. Neal, his wife Christina Neal and Cory M. Neal, all of Los Banos, Calif.
He leaves behind four grandchildren of whom he was very proud, Allen Neal, Shelby Neal, Allison Neal and Elizabeth Neal. Roy also leaves twin sisters, Jacquelyn Richards of Struthers and Jeraldine Lesko of Youngstown and brother, William Neal of Struthers.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Neal and Robbie Parker.
Visitation will be at the Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Los Banos on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. The services will begin at 2 p.m.
The military funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 West McCabe Road, Santa Nella, Calif.
Funeral services are under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Chapels, Los Banos.
BOARDMAN Prayers will begin Friday morning at 10:45 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Christine Church for Sabina Anne Ondash, 93, who died at her home Monday evening
Sabina was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Nashua, N.H., the daughter of Albin and Anna (Capelik) Kozlowski.
She was a graduate of the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore. She later served during World War II as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945. She was a member of St. Christine Church, the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary, the Ikebana Garden Club at Mill Creek Park, Lanterman Falls Club, her ladies Bridge Club and loved walking and hiking and traveling all over the world.
Her husband, Dr. Stephen Ondash M.D., whom she married Oct. 10, 1945, died July 9, 1994.
She is survived by four daughters, Valerie Frederick, Stephanie (Robert) McEaneney, Christine (Rodney) Owens and Melanie (William) Kutlick; six grandchildren, Kristin, Megan, Stephanie, Christopher, Amanda and Jeffrey; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anne Labul and Stephanie A. Bouchard.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wilson Ave., Youngstown, for Deacon Robert Theodore Peterson, 85, who entered eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Deacon Peterson, affectionately known as Bob, was born May 17, 1928, in Hickory, N.C., a son of Clifton and Emma Kimbel Peterson.
He was educated in the Hickory Public School System, and had worked as a bricklayer with U.S. Steel Corporation, retiring in 1984, and held numerous other jobs.
He was a former member, chairman and deacon at the Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church, where he had also served as president on the Usher Ministry.
Presently, he was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, its Deacons Ministry, Sunday school teacher and past Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and a member of the NAACP.
Deacon Peterson was a true servant of God and an avid Bible Student. He was well loved and a mentor for many of the younger deacons at Mt. Zion and to others in the community.
Bob enjoyed fishing, horse shoes and breakfast with the guys. He especially loved spending time with his family.
He leaves to forever cherish his beloved memories, his wife, the former Jessie Thompson Maxwell, whom he married Aug. 2, 1987; four children, Robert (Robin) Peterson Jr. of Fayetteville, Ark., Brenda (Charles) Williams of Warren, and Star Maxwell and Angel (Philip) Comer, both of Boardman; 13 grandchildren, including, Justin Maxwell, whom he reared; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family, church family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ivory Butch Ennis; nine brothers, Berry Wood, Pervis, William, Edward, David, Thomas, Jimmy, Raymond and Norah Peterson; and two sisters, Inez and Louise Peterson.
Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Robert L. Owens Sr., 70, who departed this life Dec. 7, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mr. Owens was born April 12, 1943, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Johnnie Mae MacFarland Owens Sr.
He was a Navy veteran and had been employed by General Motors Lordstown. He loved boating, bowling and fishing. He was known for helping neighbors with their outside yard work.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, the former Carol Coleman, whom he married Feb. 27, 1969; a daughter, Rochelle Green of Liberty; a son, Kevin (Barbara) Hill of Maryland; two sisters, Katie (Floyd) Jones of Youngstown and Jacqueline McGeorge of Columbus; a brother, Elijah Parks of Youngstown; a godson, Truman Green Jr. of Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert L. Jr.; and two brothers, James Owens and Frank Owens Jr.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
STRUTHERS Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers for AJ Tice, 24, who became one of Gods angels on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
AJ was born Oct. 23, 1989, in Struthers.
Raised in Struthers, AJ attended Struthers City Schools and was a roofer by trade, working for various companies in the area. AJ could do anything asked of him, including being a cook and mechanic.
He played football for Struthers Little Wildcats and little league baseball. He was a member of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop 101.
AJ was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed playing his guitar and shooting pool. AJ enjoyed many things, but while growing up his passion was skateboarding. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his niece, Alyssa.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Theresa and Tim Klesch of Struthers and Kevin and Debbie Tice of Boardman; his sisters, Amber Pellice of Campbell, Amanda Tice of Struthers, Heather (Gabe) Rainwater of Fresno, Ohio, Becky Vantilburg of Salineville, and Alicia Vanwhy of New Kensington, Pa.; his brothers, Tony (Jackie) Jarvis of Beaver Falls, Steve Baum of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Bobby Phillips of Austintown; his grandmothers, Dorothy Klesch of Idaho and Barb Pellice of Austintown; and his nieces and nephews.
He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his faithful companion Seven.
AJ is preceded in death by his father, Stephen Phillips; and his grandparents, Anthony Pellice, Mary Pellice, Dorothy Pellice, Evelyn and Joseph Phillips, Vivian and Stanley Tice, and Thomas Klesch.
Family and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
It is requested that any gifts take the form of contributions to the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers, OH 44471.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Lois Irene Mowery Wiles, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Antes Fort, Pa., on Nov. 8, 1926, the daughter of the late Carl Stover Mowery and Lila Taylor Mowery Layfield.
She was a telephone operator when she met her late husband of 61 years, Floyd L. Wiles.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Leslie Jean Hubbard and husband Mike of Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, William Forrest Wiles of San Jose, Calif., Robert Thomas Wiles of Morgantown, and Craig L. Falkenstine, whom she considered her third son; granddaughter, Sheila Sue Hubbard; and her cherished Boston Terrier, Gitana.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edgar and Emma Wiles of Youngstown (Brownlee Woods).
Family and friends are invited to attend her committal service in the Chapel of Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois memory to the Faith Community Covenant Church, 1919 Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44502.
The Hastings Funeral Home of Morgantown is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Visit www.hastingsfuneralhome.com to send condolences online.
YOUNGSTOWN Egype Brendan Oliver, 3 weeks, departed this life Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Egype was born Nov. 12, 2013, in Youngstown, a son of William and Brenda E. Hughes Oliver Jr.
He leaves a brother, Kayden Oliver; a sister, Tulaine Reeder; grandparents, Delicia Harrison, Melvin Hughes, and William and Michelle Oliver Sr.; and great-grandparents, Hulda Oliver, Michael Hughes, and Jerome Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Oliver; and great-grandparents, D. Wendy Hughes, Rev. W. T. Oliver Sr., and Brenda Franklin.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Rebecca R. Bishop Wade, 82, who peacefully entered eternal rest on Dec. 6, 2013.
She was born March 12, 1931, in Youngstown, a daughter of Rev. Steward and Ella Barber Bishop Sr.
She was a 1949 graduate of The Rayen School. Rebecca worked at a furniture store after graduation, and was PTO President and Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a member of the Word of God Fellowship Church in Canfield, where she started the hospitality committee. She was also a former member of the Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C.
Rebecca, lovingly known as Granny, loved going fishing, sewing, reading, doing word and number puzzles, and her favorite was crocheting.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a son, Stephen E. Wade of Laurel, Md.; two daughters, Gladys (Dennis) Mills of Roseville, Mich. and Darla (Larron) James of Youngstown; a brother, Pastor Walter A. Bishop Sr.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Besides her loving husband, Johnnie L. Wade, whom she married May 12, 1951, who passed away in 2007, she was preceded in death by her parents; a step-mother, Julia Jewell Bishop; a daughter, Valerie Shakoor; two sons, Phillip and Jonathan Wade; two sisters, Flora Mae Bishop and Lydia Johnson; a brother, Steward Bishop Jr.; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Wade.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
LIBERTY Services will be held at the Schiavone Funeral Home for Jean Fortnat Young, 93, who died Dec. 7, 2013.
She was born on July 19, 1920, the daughter of Frank and Helen Anderson Fortnat and was a lifelong area resident of Youngstown.
Her husband of 62 years, Michael Young, died Oct. 2, 2003.
Jean attended Tod, Hayes Jr. High School and The Rayen School.
She worked for Stambaugh Thompson in the accounting department for several years. Then, she worked for their family owned grocery store E-Z Market for 45 years alongside her husband.
Jean loved to bowl, cook, and bake, but most of all, she enjoyed ballroom dancing with the love of her life, Mike.
They were members of the Skylark Dance Club along with many of their close friends. Her favorite songs were Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole.
Jean also loved cooking for family gatherings and looked forward to holiday celebrations.
She is survived by her children, Michele (Bill) Helbig of Columbus and Michael Jr., with whom she made her home; her granddaughter, JoLynn (Thomas) Goldner; and a foster son, Leo Connelly.
She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Lucille Young and Laura Dulay; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Patrick Young, who passed away in June of this year; a brother, Robert A. Fortnat; and a sister, Virginia Kline Anderson.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home, where a procession to St. Brendan Catholic Church will take place for a 10 a.m. Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley in memory of Jeans son, Joseph P. Young.
Visit www.schiavonefh.com to send condolences.