330-747-1471 ext. 1334
Weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends Noon - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. cutoff for emails and Memoriams submissions
3:30 p.m. cutoff for faxes, photos, and drop-offs
All times are in EST and subject to change | updated July 5, 2016
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday at the Third Baptist Church for Eunice T. Davis, 44, who departed this life Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Ms. Davis was born Oct. 2, 1965, in Birmingham, Ala., a daughter of Arthur L. and Mary Ann Brookins Davis.
She was a homemaker and a member of the church.
She leaves her father; a sister, Dorothy Johnson; a niece, Diamond Johnson; and her beloved pet, Gigi, all of Youngstown.
Her mother and a god brother, Charles Moore, preceded her in death.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church, and the family will receive friends at 635 W. Evergreen Ave. after the service.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Nancy L. Silvashy Risley, 55, who died Wednesday evening at Omni Manor Care Center.
Nancy was born Jan. 11, 1955, in Youngstown, the daughter of Robert J. and Laura A. (Thomson) Silvashy, and was a 1973 graduate of Lowellville High School.
Nancy was an LPN with Omni Manor for 22 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of the Mahoning Presbyterian Church in New Bedford, Pa. She was an avid hunter, and enjoyed fishing, and being a homemaker and grandmother. Nancy entered the Canfield Fair yearly with her baked goods, and cross stitch searching for the elusive blue ribbon.
Nancy leaves to cherish her memory, two brothers, Scott (Susan) Silvashy of Canfield and their sons, Ryan and Ron and Joe (Paula) Silvashy of West Lake and their children, Miranda and Joe; her stepmother, Nancy J. Silvashy of Hubbard; three stepsisters, Beth (Paul) Bertus of Pittsburgh, Nancy (Tom Massa of Sacramento, Calif., and their children, Jillian and Tommy and Jane (Tom) Schultz of Seattle; and one stepbrother, Bob (Jennifer) Gray of Boardman and their children, Bo and Meredith. Nancy also leaves her lifelong companion, Herbert Risley; two stepchildren, Hud (Karen) Risley of Baltic, Conn. and Robyn (Scott) Filby of New Philadelphia; and six stepgrandchildren, Devin, Rory and Adie Risley, Wyatt, Isaac and Annie Filby. Nancy will also be sadly missed by her dearest friend, Melanie Diana; as well as her hunting family Jerry, Daryl and Bobby Miles; and her brother-in-law, Jeff Risley.
Besides her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by two sons, Mickey and Larry Risley.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Nancy requested that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
WARRENTON, VA. Gerald Jerry Cancio, 63, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Youngstown on Jan. 20, 1947, a son of Edward and Lois Slagle Cancio.
Gerald was a member of the Warrenton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy of 45 years and their four children, Angela Cockrell of Gainesville, Va., Michele ONeill of Centerville, Va., Michael Cancio of Arlington, Va. and Colleen Cancio of Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren, Erin, Andrew, Claire, Madalen and Mila. Also surviving are five siblings, Vivian DeCarlo of Winchester, Va., Steve Cancio of Youngstown, Mike Cancio of Bristow, Va., Darlene Arroyo of Orlando, Fla., and Rich Cancio of Youngstown.
A funeral service will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 5400 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 at noon on Monday, March 15, 2010.
Following the burial, please join the family in fellowship at the Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2432 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown, OH 44515.
Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, VA. 22701.
KNOXVILLE, TENN. Janet Elaine Cherpack, 90, passed away quietly in her sleep on Feb. 28, 2010, at the home of her granddaughter, Katie Helms.
She was born in St. Joseph, Tenn., on May 31, 1919, to Robert Fulton Wilcoxson and Katie Pearl Lyles. She lived most of her life in Tennessee, Ohio and central Florida.
Elaine, as she was known to her friends, loved life. Her favorite activities were dancing, golfing, spending time at the beach in Florida, and being with her family and friends.
Mrs. Cherpack, was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Cherpack Jr.; her first husband, Ernest Lee Cole; her parents; her three siblings, Rebecca Hudson of Camden, Tenn., Robert Fulton Wilcoxson Jr., and Marjorie Robbins of Huntsville, Ala.; and her great-grandson, Gabriel John Miller, also of Knoxville.
She is survived by her daughter, L. Sue Spitzler (Henry) of Lascassas, Tenn.; granddaughters, Beth Elaine Girard (David) of Cambridge, Minn. and Amiee Kate Helms (John) of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Jason Girard, Matthew Girard (Melissa), Rebecca Girard-Hansen (Greg), Benjamin Miller, Jessica Girard; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Hospice, for the comfort and support they provided in the last few months of Elaines life.
They request that donations be made to Hospice Foundation of America, in lieu of flowers.
A private service will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park, Fla., in March of 2010.
JENSEN BEACH, FLA. James R. McAuley, 83, formerly of North Lima, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 9, at Hospice House with his family at his side.
Jim was born March 23, 1926, in Youngstown, a son of Jean A. and the Rev. H.C. McAuley, founding pastor of BrownleeWoods Presbyterian Church from 1916 to 1952.
He was a 1944 graduate of Wilson High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
Returning home, he attended Miami University and graduated in 1952. He was a North Lima businessman, establishing Alprod in 1962 and porch n patio in 1972.
Jim was a member of the Fonderlac Country Club since its inception, where he played golf with the famous F Troop. He enjoyed his three pet donkeys, Radar, Dolly and Sweet Pea.
He is survived by two sons, Bill (Kathy) McAuley and Jeff (Donna) McAuley, all of Poland; four grandchildren, Bonnie, Kimberlee, Amanda and Jeffrey; and long time loving partner, Irene Jones of Enon Valley, Pa.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; three brothers; and one sister.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 20, at noon at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. McAuleys name to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
GIRARD Peter Kolenich passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, at Park Vista in Youngstown, formerly of Hillside Dr.
Peter was born Aug. 6, 1930, the son of the late Michael and Anna Salinsky Kolenich.
He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, served in the U.S. Air Force, employed by G.E. Niles, retiring in 1991 as a Quality Control Supervisor, member of A.S.Q.C. and involved in Connie Mac Baseball Tournaments.
Peter married Carol Romelfangen Kolenich Sept. 5, 1959 and she is still living in Girard.
He leaves two sons, Brian (Susan) Kolenich of Poland, Gary (Lisa) of Victor of Idaho; a daughter, Stacy Kolenich of Columbus; and three grandchildren, Jenny, Jason and Jeff.
Deceased family is brothers, John, Michael, Daniel and Stephen Kolenich and a sister, Eva Battafrano.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren.
There will be visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard with prayers at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial is at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Peters memory to Liberty Assembly of God Adult Daycare, 6679 Belmont Ave., Liberty Township, OH 44420
YOUNGSTOWN There will be funeral services on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman for Donna E. Majors, 79, who died Saturday morning, March 13, 2010, at Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster.
She was born April 20, 1930, in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of the late William J. and Agnes E. Black Walters.
Donna graduated from the Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1951 and was a Registered Nurse. She worked in Arizona before moving back to the Youngstown area, working in various nursing homes. Donna worked for the Blackburn Home in Poland when she retired
She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Youngstown and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Donna married William Rust on Oct. 30, 1952 and he died in 1975, she then married Melvin D. Majors on Dec. 10, 1979 and he died on Oct. 23, 1992
She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Kimmo) Heinonen of Boardman and Sandra (Damon) Frantz of Wooster and two grandsons, Andrew and Sebastian .
Besides her parents and husbands, Donna was preceded in death by a son, Jack Rust.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, at the Thompson Funeral Home in Boardman.
Dee Dee Kerns, 59
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Phillips Memorial Missionary Baptist Church for Cecelia D. Dee Dee Kerns, 59, formerly of San Bernardino, Calif., who departed this life Tuesday, March, 9, 2010, in St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Ms. Kerns was born Dec. 28, 1950, in Anderson, Ind., a daughter of Albert J. III and Louise Barber Kerns.
Ms. Kerns was a collector, tax auditor, computer programmer and seamstress.
She was a member, trustee and treasurer of the church and was a graduate of the University of Toledo, majoring in business management.
She leaves a daughter, Dyahiann Morris of Youngstown; a son, Maurice Kerns of Salt Lake City, Utah; four brothers, Albert J. Kerns IV of Akron, Glen (Sherin) Davis of Toledo, Rasheed Aldeen of Washington, D.C., and Dani Pritchard of Columbus; six sisters, Monica Kerns Douglas and Debra (Alwayne) Green, both of Youngstown, Florence (Marshal) Hunt and Tauheedah (Iris) Mohammed, both of Detroit, Mich., Alva Kerns of Columbus and Mohari Valencia Pritchard of Warren; two grandchildren, Dominique and Alexander Price, both of Worcester, Mass.; two aunts, Selena (Willie) Gayles of Youngstown and Alva Kerns of Atlanta; a brother-in-law, Emmett Jones; a special friend, Francina Sander; godchildren Trevia (David) Brock, Tashicky and Tina Fisher, all of Toledo; and a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.
Her parents; a sister, Sharlane Jones; and two brothers, Larry and Robert Kerns, preceded her in death.
Viewing will be from noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Home.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. The family will also receive friends again at the home of Alwayne and Debra Green, 340 Sherwood Ave.
AUSTINTOWN Rosemary Stiffler, 91, passed away late Wednesday morning, March 10, 2010, at Greenbriar Health Care Center.
Rosemary was born April 17, 1918, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Martin Mohn, and was a lifelong area resident.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service, which will be held at St. Charles Church in Boardman on Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences on-line
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church for Wanda K. Krinos, 66, who passed away Friday evening after a long illness.
Wanda was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Thomas, W.Va., the daughter of John and Margaret Mason White.
She worked at the main office of the Dollar Savings and Trust in downtown Youngstown in the Trust Department.
Wanda enjoyed life with her family and friends, decorating for the holidays, getting together with her card club and dining out.
She will be deeply missed by her loving friends and family.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Nick; three children, Melody Ann, Rhonda Lynn and George Nicholas; five grandchildren, Matthew Perchak, Jenna Perchak, Lauren Perchak, Nicholas Krinos and Vas Krinos; five brothers, Donald White, Roy E. White, Gary J. White, James K. White and Larry C. White; and a sister, Patricia L. Moyers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Raymond Paul White and Richard Allen White.
The Krinos family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday morning at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary.
ANNAPOLIS, M.D. - Mary Margaret (Morris) Hayward passed away Friday morning, Jan. 22, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, one day after her 92nd birthday.
She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Youngstown, the daughter of Herman and Bessie (Goodnick) Morris.
Margaret worked as a nurses aide at South Side Hospital after graduating from South High School in 1936.
She married Robert E. Hayward on April 27, 1939 and later followed him to Fort Campbell, Ky. after he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While there, she was employed in the area as a sales clerk. The majority of her life was spent as a homemaker, although for a short time she served as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau. She was also a former member of the First Christian Church on Wick Avenue.
Margaret was very fond of music and loved dancing and playing the piano. She also enjoyed card games, especially bridge, interior decorating, and growing and arranging flowers.
Her husband died Feb. 6, 1986, preceding her in death by nearly 24 years. Her brother, Robert E. Morris of Upland, Calif., died in 1997.
She leaves a daughter, Karen L. Hayward of Riva, Md. and a son, William E. Hayward of Boardman.
There were no calling hours.
A graveside service may be planned for late spring.
She will be buried next to her husband at Lake Park Cemetery.
Cefalde Beacham, 54
CORNERSBURG Funeral services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Schiavone Funeral Home for Laura Jean Cefalde Beacham, 54, who died Friday afternoon in St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Laura was born Dec. 19, 1955, in Youngstown, a daughter of Michael and Joan B. Turnbull Cefalde.
She was a supervisor with Dinesol Plastics Inc. and also crafted ceramics under the name Lorjoan.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed bowling, gardening and being a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, William W. Beacham, whom she married July 23, 2001; four sons, Stephen Wendt of Berlin Center, Michael (Kelly) Wendt of Canfield, Anthony (Laurelin) Wendt of Youngstown and Robert (Michelle) Beshara of New Cumberland, W.Va.
She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren, Stephen, Joan, Gregory, Mya, Katie, Trinity, Becky, Hannah, Tristin, Arrianna and Adyson; a brother, Michael (Jacklyn) Cefalde of Austintown; and a sister, Mary Ann (Joseph) Pasquale of Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Family and friends may gather in the funeral home Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. The Rev. Michael Swierz will officiate.
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 16, at 9 :30 a.m. at the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 5925 Market St. in Boardman and at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown for Delores Mary Oslavic, 66, who passed away March 12 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Delores was born in Youngstown May 31, 1943, a daughter of Francis and Anna Howley.
A lifelong area resident, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Dominic Church.
Besides her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her husband, John Michael Oslavic, whom she married March 11, 1972 and who died May 26, 1988.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her six sons, Joseph (Heather) Oslavic, James (Nicole) Oslavic and John, Robert, Steven and Michael Oslavic, all of Youngstown; her four daughters, Tina Oslavic, Jonetta (Paul) Stein, Delores Oslavic and Carolyn Clark, all of Youngstown; her brothers, Paul (Pam ) Howley of Burleson, Texas, Francis (Nancy) Howley and Clement Howley, both of Youngstown; her sisters, Patricia Rothwell and Celia (Paul) Cress, both of Youngstown; numerous grandchildren; and two great-grandchildlren.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home Monday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
YOUNGSTOWN Gerald Jerry Leroy Thomas passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Hospice House after an arduous struggle with Alzheimers Disease.
Jerry was born Dec. 9, 1934, to Rheuben H. and Lucille Mostellar Thomas.
He was a 1952 graduate of South High School and attended The Ohio State University, majoring in Political Science, before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
Jerry worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and in 1961, he became a broker and organized his own real estate company in the Youngstown area. He was a member of the Youngstown Area Board of Realtors, becoming the first African American Realtor in the history of Youngstown brokers.
After attending Youngstown State University and earing his BA and MBA, he was Director of Human Resources at Copperweld Steel Corporation and taught business classes at Kent State University.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elisabeth Johanna Finkbeiner Thomas whom he married Feb. 8, 1957; his children, a son, Gerald Angelo (Denise) Thomas of Las Vegas, and two daughters, Dr. Sonya L. Thomas Webb of Virginia Beach, Va., and Bianca Thomas (Edward) Arter of Youngstown; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Avis (Ron) Lindsay of San Carlos, Calif.
No memorial services are scheduled.
BOARDMAN There will be prayers at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Charles Church, celebrated by the Rev. Philip Rogers for Nora H. Joyce, 82, who passed away Saturday morning at Shepherd of the Valley.
Mrs. Joyce was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Youngstown, a daughter of Thomas and Molly Hagerty Corcoran and has been a lifelong area resident.
She attended East High School and Ursuline High School and had worked in various retail positions. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Charles Church.
Her husband, Robert Joyce, whom she married May 3, 1947, just passed away in January.
She leaves a daughter, Patricia (William) Crawford of Racine, Wis.; two sons, Robert (Lisa) Joyce of Munroe Falls and Timothy (Susan) Joyce of McDonald; six grandchildren, Patrick Joyce, Anthony Joyce, Vince Joyce, Danny Joyce, Molly Polk and Paul Crawford; four great-grandchildren, Devon, Jordon, Hailey and Trey Polk; and two brothers, Anthony Corcoran of California and William Corcoran of Ireland.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Joyce; a brother, Thomas Corcoran; and a sister, Maureen King.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any memorial tributes be given to St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
NILES - Antony L. Roberts, 70, died Thursday, March 13, 2010, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Warren, the son of Louie and Mary Rizzi Roberts.
A lifelong Niles resident, Anthony was a 1957 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and graduated from Youngstown State University with a business degree. He retired as a Supervisor in Labor Relations at the Lordstown General Motors Plant in 2002, after 35 years of service.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church of Niles, and the San Fillip Club. Anthony was a military veteran, serving his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in Beirut in 1958. He enjoyed golfing, reading and the time he got to spend with his grandchildren.
Anthony is survived by his wife, Florence Migliozzi Roberts, whom he married June 1, 1968; a son, Lou (Sherry) Roberts of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren Anthony, Ashley and Michael Roberts; brother Nick (Sally) Roberts of Naples, Fla., and his mother, Mary.
He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony F. Roberts; his daughter, Mary Roberts; and his father, Louie Roberts.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday March 16, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church of Niles, with the Rev. Father Larry Frient officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home, 611 Robbins Ave. in Niles.
Entombment will be at Pineview Memorial Park.
The family requests material contributions be made to the Hope Lodge in Cleveland in care of the Funeral Home.
Condolences may be E-Mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUNGSTOWN Joseph John Sopkovich, 88, formerly of North Brockway Avenue, passed away early Friday evening, March 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Joseph, who was affectionately known to all as Pa, was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Youngstown, a son of the late John and Mary Kacenga Sopkovich, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a graduate of Wilson High School, attended Youngstown College, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in the southwest Pacific with the 43rd Heavy Bomber Group during World War II.
He worked at Commercial Intertech for 24 years, retiring in 1982.
Mr. Sopkovich was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown, the churchs Altar Society, the Slovak Catholic Sokol No. 108, the DAV Chapter 2, and was a member of AARP.
He was an avid bowler, was a fan of all Cleveland sports teams, and enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. . Sopkovich leaves his beloved wife of nearly 61 years, Helen Niznik Sopkovich, whom he married May 7, 1949; two sons, John (Carol) Sopkovich of Girard and Dennis (Paula) Sopkovich of Canfield; and six grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Justin, Jordan, Joshua and Jessica.
Pa will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Two sisters, Kay Sopkovich and Ann Young; four brothers, John, Steve, Emil, and Raymond Sopkovich; four stepbrothers; and four stepsisters, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, and continue at noon at Holy Name of Jesus Church.
Interment with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary on-line and to send condolences.
SALEM - James A. Lex Murray, 65, of 1284 Fairview Ave., died at 9:10 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010, at his home.
He was born May 31, 1944, in Youngstown, the son of the late William T. and Rita (Garvin) Murray.
Mr. Murray was a porter for the Salem Chrysler Jeep Dodge for three years and previously he retired as a production supervisor from G. M. Lordstown after 30 years of service. He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church and a 1963 graduate South High School in Youngstown. Mr. Murrays passion was his family and he was the best man for each of his sons weddings. Lex enjoyed his classic cars.
Survivors include his wife, Carole A. (Batyski) Murray, whom he married May 1, 1965; four sons and daughters-in-law, James and Pamela Murray Jr. of Salem, Gregory and Mary Murray of Tallmadge, Eric and Holly Murray of Salem, and Jason and Rachel Murray of Salem; a sister, Patricia (James) Griffith of Boardman; a brother, William (Cheryl) Murray of Cortland; 10 grandchildren, Victoria, Lex, Callie, Zach, Lincoln, Allie, Samuel, Gabe, Annika and Laila; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Beulah Batyski; and a sister-in-law, Susan (James) Bowman of Greenford.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Paul Catholic Church with Father Thomas McCarthy officiating.
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
GIRARD James Francis Maholtz passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Jim was the son of the late George and Marie C. Kane Maholtz.
He was a machinist at R.M.I. for 35 years, retiring in 1996. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of St. Rose Church. He enjoyed golfing and was the president of the R.M.I. Golf league.
Jim married Joyce Craver on Oct. 22, 1960; she survives in Girard.
Jims true love was his family, spending time with his wife, Joyce, their daughters and grandchildren. He will always be remembered and sadly missed.
He leaves his wife and two daughters, Deborah A. Rice and Jill (John) Pogacnik, both of Hubbard; two sisters, Joann Kovach of Girard and Dorothy Maholtz of Girard; and grandchildren (Debbies children) James, Megan and Kurt Rice and (Jills children) Anna and Adam Pogacnik.
Deceased family members include a son-in-law, Steven Rice, and sisters Mary Elizabeth Rice and Margaret Smythe.
Calling hours are Monday, March 15, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home with a funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11 a.m. March 16, 2010 at St. Rose Church.
Burial is at Kerr Cemetery.
LYNCHBURG, VA. William Grieve Forster Jr., 87, died, Thursday, March 11, 2010.
He was the husband of Rowena Allen Forster.
Mr. Forster was born March 4, 1923, in Pocahontas, Va., a son of the late William G. Forster and Ida Forster.
He served as a platoon leader with the 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets in 1947, after service in World War II.
Following the war and graduation from Virginia Tech, he went to work for U.S. Steel as a Metallurgist, working out of the Youngstown mill. He retired to New Bern, N.C., and following the death of his first wife in 1997, he remarried and moved to Lynchburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cathy James of Lexington and husband, Bob; stepdaughters, Lana Sue Rice of Lynchburg and husband, Melvin; Sandy Thompson of Rustburg and husband, Steve, Sharon Williams of Virginia Beach and husband, Don; and stepson, William Allen of Pace, Fla. and wife, Paulette; and a sister, Betsy Ratcliffe of Blowing Rock, N.C. and husband, Buddy. He has a grandson, Rob James of Falls Church; a granddaughter, Heather Finney of Fairfax and husband, Steve; and a great-granddaughter, Shea Finney. He also has three step granddaughters and three step grandsons.
He was preceded in death by wife Nancy Stephens Forster and his son, William Stephens Forster.
A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, VTCC Alumni, Inc., 143 Brodie Hall, (0213), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, or the Hospice of the Hills, 3300 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, 434-237-9424.
Please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com to send condolences to the family.
MINERAL RIDGE Edward May, 95, of Austintown-Warren Road, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. May was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Lawton, Ky., the son of William Preston and Mary Tennessee Rabourn May, and came to this area from Kentucky many years ago. He and his twin brother, Fred, were the youngest of 12 children, all of whom preceded Ed in death.
Mr. May was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 225 and retired in 1980 from Local No. 396. He enjoyed spending time outdoors on his golf cart and tractor and working to build items with his hands. His two cats, Socks and Misty, were his special companions. He was a very dapper dresser and loved to shop and visit with people. He always had a story to tell and enjoyed listening to his friends.
Ed was a member of the former Lords Chapel of Niles and currently was attending the Emmanuel Community Church of Canfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jan Edward May, and an infant boy; his wife, the former Lillian M. Gabb, whom he married March 11, 1944, and who died May 22, 2000.
Mr. May is survived by a son, Eddie L. (Denise) May of Mineral Ridge; two daughters, Karen Myers of Hebron and Randi (Gary) Little of Mineral Ridge; three grandchildren, Katie May of Sagamore Hills, Erin May of Columbus and Eddie May of Mineral Ridge; and his great-granddaughter, Olivia.
Friends may call at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m., with funeral services following at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor John Hutchinson and Pastor Robert F. Stoll will officiate.
Burial will be at Kerr Cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
The family would like to give thanks to nephew Don Boggs of Garrettsville, Marvin Hamilton of McDonald and Cher Devlin of Mineral Ridge for the special care of their friend, especially during the past several months of his illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Please visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. James Edward Lloyd, 77, formerly of Philadelphia, who departed this life Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center after a battle with lung cancer.
Mr. Lloyd, lovingly known as Toot, was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Mullens, S.C., a son of Simon Jr. and Annie Small Lloyd.
After graduating from Tabor City High School in Tabor City, N.C., James moved to Philadelphia in 1957 and had been employed with the Willowcrest Hospital as a maintenance supervisor. He was a former faithful member of the Amazing Grace Church of God in Campbell where he served as deacon. While in Philadelphia, he was a member of the Elks Lodge. A loving family man, James enjoyed playing Texas Holdem and other social games with his family on Friday evenings.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory, his devoted wife, the former Mittie A. Walker, whom he married in 1961; two children, Dwayne (Monique) Lloyd of Philadelphia and James K. (Teresa Barron) Lloyd of Youngstown; a brother, Nolan (Sallie) Lloyd of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Ometa Anderson of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ann Twiggs of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren, who all will miss their Pop Pop Jim, Kyle, Corin, Vanessa, Earl, Jame, Dwayne Jr. and Tyler; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe and Leroy Lloyd.
A special and sincere thank you is extended to Teresa, his loving daughter-in-law, for all the care and kindness shown to him. She was always there in his time of need and always expressed her compassion without complaints.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
WARREN Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Carpatho Russian Orthodox Church in Warren, with Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky officiating, for Metro Met Fedina, 91, who passed away Friday March 12, 2010, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital
Metro Met Fedina was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Youngstown, the son of Nick and Rose Youzorsky Fedina.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He married Ann Honey Inchalk on June 9, 1941.
He retired from U.S. Steel in Youngstown after 43 years, where he was a pit crane man. He moved to Warren in 1988 from Youngstown.
Metro was a member of St. Nicholas Carpatho Russian Orthodox Church and Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Youngstown.
He enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing cards, and watching and playing golf. He was also an avid Ohio State, Browns, and Indians fan.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Honey Inchalk Fedina; a son, Larry Fedina of Cortland, and Darlene (Alhamy) Fedina William of Mansfield; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Augustine of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Mike Fedina.
Calling hours will be Tuesday morning at St. Nicholas Carpatho Russian Orthodox Church from 10 to 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Pineview Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Nicholas Carpatho Russian Orthodox Church, 2053 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.