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Dorothy Ann Kijowski

BOARDMAN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Fata and Fr. Donald King officiating, for Dorothy Ann Kijowski, 67.

Friends will be received Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, where a prayer service will be conducted Monday at 9:15 a.m.

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Helen Kotsol

CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church for Helen Kotsol, 76, who passed away Wednesday in Dunedin, Fla.

Helen was born June 17, 1933, in Tarpon Springs, Fla., the daughter of Michael and Eudoxia Kasaris Koutsourais.

She was a 1951 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and worked as a cashier in the A & P and Value King Grocery Stores.

Her husband, Felix, whom she married on Oct. 24, 1954, passed away Feb. 12, 1996.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Atty. Evie Jo Kotsol of Dunedin; a son, Campbell Firefighter Frank Kotsol of Campbell; two sisters; and two brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother; and one sister.

The Kotsol family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and on Monday from 9:30 to 1 0 a.m. at the church.

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Terry David Campbell

YOUNGSTOWN – Terry David Campbell, 51, passed away Monday in Cozumel, Mexico.

Terry was born Oct. 3, 1958, in Youngstown, the son of Mary Poland Campbell of Struthers and the late Franklin L. Campbell.

He was a graduate of The Rayen School, class of 1977 and served in the U.S. Army.

Terry was employed as a supervisor with Boak and Sons Inc. in Youngstown.

He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He enjoyed living life but the joys of his life were his children and his granddaughter.

Terry belonged to several bowling leagues in Youngstown and Austintown, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed playing golf and traveling with his devoted wife, Tammy.

Besides his mother of Struthers, Terry is survived by his wife, the former Tammy Dutting, whom he married March 22, 1980; one son, Terry John “T.J.” and his wife, Kelly (Melvin) Campbell of Vienna; one granddaughter, Taylor Warmouth; one daughter, Trista Campbell and her fiance, Jared Orr of Youngstown; four brothers, Frank (Rosalie) Campbell of Youngstown, Grover (Mary) Campbell of Mercer, Pa., Steve (Dru) Campbell of Austintown and Michael Campbell of Hubbard; and four sisters, Alice (Donald) White of Liberty Township, Edna Engstrom of Struthers, Jody Lynn Seabolt of Youngstown and Andrea Hover and her fiance, Chuck Tarantino of Youngstown.

Terry also leaves his father and mother-in-law, John and Marna Dutting of Girard; three sisters- in-law, Theresa (Dave) Munnell of Gustavus, Tracy (David) Kane of Vienna and Toni (Charles) Jenkins of North Jackson; one brother-in-law, John (Amanda) Dutting of Girard; many adoring nieces and nephews; his Boak and Sons family; and his most faithful pet dog, Sheba.

Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, were services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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Dale Millikin Boyd

KINSMAN – Dale Millikin Boyd, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

He was born on May 23, 1942, in Warren, the son of Agnes A. (Millikin) and E. Carl Boyd.

Dale did various jobs for Pitmark Services, sheltered workshop.

He was a member of the Kinsman Presbyterian Church. Dale collected vintage movies and was a John Wayne fan. He was interested in history and shared his war knowledge with everyone. Dale was very patriotic and loved his family. Dale Boyd was the inspiration for the founding of Boyd’s Kinsman Home, which is a home for individuals with special needs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Gary V. Boyd.

Survivors include his “best sister,” Carlene E. and husband Mike Jones of Kinsman; a nephew, Brian and Angie Jones of Urbana, Iowa; two nieces, Sherry and Jeff Rinck of Cortland and Millie and Glenn Steffey of Lordstown; and eight great-nieces and nephews, Gretchen, Bradley, Adelyn, Grady, Cal, Ellie, Trevin and Sabrina.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St., in Kinsman, with the Rev. Larry Myers officiating.

Private burial will be held at Crown Hill Burial Park.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boyd’s Kinsman Home, P.O. Box 315, Kinsman, OH 44428.

Please visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes. com to sign guest book.

Baumgardner Funeral Home, handled the arrangements.

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Katherine 'Kay' A. Bruss

NORTH JACKSON – Katherine “Kay” A. Bruss, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 8:43 p.m. at her winter home in Lillian, Ala., after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was 69 years old.

Kay was born on June 21, 1940, in Youngstown, the only child of the late George and Jeannette (Morrell) Serich and graduated in 1958 from Jackson Milton High School.

Kay was a homemaker and a member of the First Federated Church of North Jackson. She was also a member of the Western Mahoning County Kiwanis Club, the ladies auxiliary of the Craig Beach Fire Department and the Milton Township Fire Department. She was thoroughly involved with the Jackson Milton Band Boosters and the Jackson Milton Athletic Boosters.

Kay was an avid reader, many days she would sit out in the sun and enjoy a good book. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and cooking. She enjoyed taking care of horses with her granddaughter and enjoyed being outdoors and helping people.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Kay will be deeply missed by her husband and light of her life, Edward M. Bruss, whom she married nearly 52 years ago on Aug. 23, 1958; three children, Cindy (Dennis) Sinn of Lillian, George A. (Kathie) Bruss of Lafayette, La. and Michael (Cheryl) Bruss of North Jackson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will take place on Monday, March 29, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515.

A funeral service with the Rev. Richard Fruit, will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Kay’s name to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N Broad St, Canfield, OH 444106-9274.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this memorial tribute and share condolences with the family.

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Penne Lou Thomas

SALEM – Penne Lou Thomas, 72, of 250 Continental Drive, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Essex of Salem II.

She was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Brown) Lasky.

Penne had been a homemaker and was affiliated with the Salem Bible Church. She was a Greenford High School graduate.

Survivors include her companion of 25 years, Robert Bakes of Youngstown; children, Charlotte (Michael) Risden of Sebring, Ernest (Vickie) Thomas of Orlando, Fla., Robert (Kerry) Thomas of Salem and Reva Citino of Homeworth; a sister, Mary (William) Riger of Hernando, Fla.; three brothers, Paul (Joyce) Lasky of Guilford Lake, David (Fil) Lasky of Salem and Daryl (Orpha) Lasky of San Diego; a grandson, Johnathan Risden of Sebring; several other grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents; stepmother, Reva (Dailey) Lasky; a brother, Glen Lasky; and a grandson, Eric Angleo Citino preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug DeMar officiating.

Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home prior to the services.

Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 State Route 165, Canfield, OH 44406.

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Dan S. Cella

NILES – Dan S. Cella, 73, died at 6:14 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

He was born May 3, 1936 in Niles the son of Lawrence and Concetta Prezioso Cella.

Dan was employed as a millwright in the Coke Plant at LTV (Republic Steel) in Warren for 36 years, before retiring in 1995.

He was a lifelong member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, and was a U.S. veteran.

Dan, was a kind and gentle man who loved and was adored by his family.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sharon Adler Cella, whom he married Sept. 27, 1965; son David Cella of Dublin; daughter Danielle Urrea and her husband, Julio, of Chicago; sister Dolores Infante of Niles; sister-in-law Ida Cella; brother-in-law Austin Capella; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph J. Cella Sr. and John T. Cella and three sisters, Antoinette Capella, Mary Fonce and Edith Cella.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mt. Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 4:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating, preceded by a 9 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery, where Dan will be honored for his military service by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.

Please visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to email condolences.

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Phyllis B. Diehm

POLAND – Memorial services will be held at a later date for Phyllis B. Diehm, 85, who passed away on Thursday evening at the Fosnights of Valencia Personal Care Home in Pennsylvania.

Phyllis was born on June 2, 1924, in Altoona, Pa., a daughter of Percy W. and Mary E. Heimel Bair. She came to this area in 1947.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree form the Juniata College in Huntington, Pa. She worked in the cafeteria as the supervisor in the Poland School district for nine years. She was also a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Highland in Pittsburgh.

Phyllis married William H. Diehm on June 7, 1945.

Besides her husband, she leaves one son, the Rev. William B. (Sue) Diehm of Allison Park, Pa.; two daughters, Linda (Michael) Zaugg of Seattle and Sally Diehm of Eugene, Ore.; one brother, Dr. Robert K. (Ann) Bair of Castleton, N.Y.; one sister, Miriam B. (Walter) Keeney of Lancaster, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Merle W. Bair.

Arrangements by the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

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Katherine M. Rostan

NILES – Mrs. Katherine M. Rostan, 85, of 461 S. Canfield Niles Road, formerly of Mistletoe Road, died March 23, 2010, at 8:30 p.m.

Mrs. Rostan was born Sept. 25, 1924, in McDonald, a daughter of William and Katherine Sine Kearney. 

A graduate of St. Stephen, Niles McKinley and Warren Business College, she was an avid church participant.

Her husband, Commander David A., whom she married Dec. 15, 1948, preceded her in death in 1988.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Jobes and four brothers, Joseph, Jack, William and David.

She is survived by her sons, Dana P., of Warren, David P. of Key West, Fla., a sister, Margaret Ziegler, of Cortland; a brother, Patrick Kearney of Niles; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services. 

Arrangements and care has been entrusted to the Robert P. McDermott Memorial Home in Niles.

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Nicholas 'Nik' Urichich

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:45 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Croatian Catholic Church, with Father Joseph Rudjak officiating for Nicholas “Nik” Urichich, 52, who entered into eternal rest on March 23 at 9:55 p.m. with his family by his side. He fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for two and a half months.

Nik was born on Oct. 9,1957, in Youngstown, and was a 1975 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. He was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 185, the Lake Milton Sportsman Association, the Lowellville Rod and Gun Club, the Harley owners group and Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

Nik was the former owner of Center Street Auto on Wilson Avenue in Youngstown. He loved being a biker and taking to the open road on his Harley. He won awards for his custom paint work on his bikes. Nik loved playing his drums, and he also loved his dog, Jade.

Nik leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Marion and Helen (Sedmak) Urichich of Poland; his sisters, Arlene (Ricky) Aiello of New York and Gloria Samuels of Youngstown; and a daughter, Ciera Urichich of Youngstown. He will be missed by nephews, Ricky Aiello Jr. of New York, Drew Samuels IV of Youngstown and Tori Aiello of New York.

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.

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Robert 'Bobby H.' Hrusousky

YOUNGSTOWN – Robert “Bobby H.” Hrusousky, 67, died peacefully Tuesday, March 24, 2010, at his home after a short illness.

Robert was born on April 3, 1942, in Youngstown, the son of Stephen and Helen Fleece Hrusousky.

He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1968.

Bobby retired from General Fireproofing, and was a member of St. Mathias Church, the VFW Post 93 and American Legion 472. He coached the women’s slow pitch for Teenie’s Tavern. Bobby always liked to play the lottery, cards, bingo, bowling and he was on various pool leagues. Bobby was always a good person to lend a helping hand when needed. Bobby will be sadly missed by his daughter and caregiver, Jodie.

He leaves his six children, Bobby, Debbie, Jodie, Michael, Rosie and Tammy; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Ronnie (Patty), Jimmy (Sandy), John (Nancy) and Steve (JoAnn); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Preceding him in death, besides his parents, is a sister, Geraldine Scott.

There will be a memorial service held today at 1 p.m. at the VFW Post 93.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rossi & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman, OH 44512 to help with the expenses.

Please remember him with a prayer and a smile.

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Andrij Torsky

“Together Again”

McDONALD – Andrij Torsky, 88, passed away Friday morning, March 26, 2010, at his home following a brief illness.

Andrij was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Unjatycie, Drohobycz, Ukraine, a son of the late Ilko and Sophia Torsky, and came to America and the Youngstown area in 1950.

Mr. Torsky worked for U.S. Steel, McDonald Works, for 32 years, retiring from the Straightening and Shipping Department in 1982 when the mill closed.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, where he was a volunteer with the parish pyrohy project and was a responder and a member of the choir. Andrij was also a member of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, and a member of the Ukrainian Providence Association.

His wife, Catherine Sawa Torsky, whom he married in 1946, passed away Jan. 10, 2009.

He leaves five children, Steve (Norma Jean) Torsky of Mineral Ridge and Mychajlo “Mike” Torsky, Marie Schuller, John Torsky and Ola (Robert) Cruickshank, all of McDonald; 11 grandchildren, Andrea Cimmento, Stephen (Rose) Torsky, Gary (Gina) Torsky, Stephanie Torsky, Tina Torsky, Matthew Torsky, Johnny Schuller, Lisa (Tom) Sudol, and Edwin, Andrew and Katherine Cruickshank; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Andrij was a loving husband and father, who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Six brothers and two sisters, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road in Youngstown, where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 526 West Rayen Ave. in Youngstown.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, where Andrij will be laid to rest next to his wife.

Memorial contributions made be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

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