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YOUNGSTOWN Rosa E. Morales, was called to her Heavenly home on Sunday Dec. 23, 2012.
Rosa was born Sept. 12, 1941, in Camuy, Puerto Rico, to the late Nemencio Vega Hernandez and late Elisa Arbelo Guzman.
She is survived by her husband, Alfredo Sr. of 52 years; her children, Diane M. Dejesus, Lillian Luciano (Fred), Alfredo Jr., and John Abel (Sharon); her sisters and brothers, Isabel, Elba (Bernado), Jesus (Cynthia), Pedro Luis (Janet) and Francisco (Wanda); as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and church family.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda E. Encarnacion; her father and mother; and brother, Victor.
She was a faithful member of the Spanish Evangelical Church for 54 years. Her life was an inspiration. She lived her life trusting in Gods promises and encouraged others to do the same.
Her loving ways and laughter will be missed.
She enjoyed being with her family, cooking, and gardening and loved to sing praises to God.
Her life will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 28, following calling hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Spanish Evangelical Church, 2530 South Ave. in Youngstown.
On Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m., we will say our final farewells at the Spanish Evangelical Church and proceed to Lake Park Cemetery.
Monetary donations may be sent to the Spanish Evangelical Church at P.O. Box 897, Youngstown, OH 44501 in care of Alfredo Morales.
The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman has been bestowed the honor in arranging the funeral services for Rosa.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Rosas family.
POLAND - Robert L. Bob Moschella Jr., 60, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Bob was born Jan. 22, 1952, in Youngstown, a son of Robert and Christine Tiberio Moschella.
A 1970 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, Bob received his Associates Degree in Computer Science from Youngstown State University. Bob worked in the computer field and for the last 10 years was a telecommunication specialist for AT&T. As a child he was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and most recently was a member of the Kingdom Community Church in Struthers.
Bob formerly coached football for Poland and Cardinal Mooney High Schools, as well as for Boardman community football teams and several 7th and 8th grade Parochial League football teams, including the Mahoning South Cardinal Football Program. He also coached for the Uptown Kiwanis Tee Ball League. Bob was a karaoke enthusiast and was known by many as Rockin Bob. He also loved his four legged best friend, his dog, Cooper.
Bob was a caring and loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be greatly missed, especially by the lights of his life, his daughters, Angela (Perry Jr.) Alexandrides of Boardman and Maria Moschella of Poland.
He also leaves both of his parents of Austintown; three sisters, Terri (Earl) Marian of Canfield, Esther Weinberger of Wadsworth and Darlene (Jim) Petrolla of Poland; one brother, Mark Moschella of Struthers; nieces and nephews, Joe (Sandi) and Brad (Dixie) Casal, Josh (Ann) Weinberger, Matt Moschella, Genna, Krista and Jim Petrolla; three great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at noon at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, with Pastor Rusty R. Wills officiating.
Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Friends will be received Saturday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that all contributions take the form of donations in c/o Becker Funeral Homes, 270 N. Main St., Poland, OH 44514.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
WARREN Alvara Marie (Park) Phillips, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Meridian Arms Living Center in Youngstown due to a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late William Howard Park and Alice (Kuratkowska) Park. She was raised by her father and lifelong mother, Anna, after her mother passed away when she was a very small child.
Alvara married the love of her life, Earl Kenneth Phillips on Jan. 29, 1943, and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage together until he passed away on April 25, 2000.
She had lived in Weathersfield Township for the past four years, formerly of Lake Milton, Indiana, and Arizona.
Alvara worked at GC Murphys and K-Mart for 25 years, until she retired in 1982. She loved to watch football, baseball, going to Las Vegas, making crafts, and sewing.
Alvara was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Peggy Cox and Agnes Leonardy; brother William James Park; and son-in-law William Wiott.
Memories of Alvara will be carried on by her loving family, daughter Joan Wiott of Demonte, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law Dorothy and Clyde Lay of Pricetown; sister Dorothy Lhotan of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Ellen Park of Orange Park, Fla.; two granddaughters and their husbands, Lori and Brad Metts and Melinda and Shane Storey; four grandsons and their wives, Larry and Paulette Lay, Lance and Jennifer Lay, William and Stephanie Wiott Jr. and Earl and Ashley Wiott; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Per Alvaras request, there will be no services.
Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444.
Family and friends may visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com to view this obituary online or to send condolences.
NEW BEDFORD, PA. Charles Homer Fisher, 90, of Marr Road, died at the Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle, Pa., on Dec. 24, 2012.
Born in Angola, Ind., he was the son of the late Glenn Avery and Etta May Ziegler Fisher.
He married Maxine DeEtta Price on Oct. 5, 1944, and she survived at the residence.
Mr. Fisher grew up on a farm in Michigan. After his marriage, he settled in New Bedford in 1946. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country during World War II. Charles worked on the P & LE Railroad for 12 years and later at Villa Marie and then retired from Westminster College after 20 years of service, in 1987.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shirley Fisher of Edinburg, Pa.; a son, Peter and his wife, Laurie of New Bedford; one grandson, Phillip; and three great-grandchildren, Hailey, Jaidon and Hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Private services will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave. in New Wilmington, Pa., with burial at Castle View Memorial Cemetery in New Castle.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Master RayVon E. Stewart, 15 months, Gods little angel, who was called home to heaven Dec. 13, 2012.
RayVon was born Sept. 8, 2011, in Youngstown, the son of Rhea Stewart and Larry Dawson.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; grandparents, Jacqueline Lucas Stewart, Tracey Dawson, Johnny Dawson and Michael Jordan, all of Youngstown; great-grandmother, Rosalind Willis of Mineral Ridge; uncles, Dennis Lucas Sr. of Cleveland, Julius Thomas Jr. and Willie Stewart Jr.; an aunt, Shaquala Grant, all of Youngstown; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to Akron Childrens Hospital of Akron, St. Elizabeths Health Center of Youngstown, Rural Metro Ambulance and Dr. Collins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Gertrude Lucas; great-grandfather, James Jimmy Willis; and a cousin, Catherine Howell Richardson.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Freddie Lee Scott Jr., 62.
Mr. Scott was born July 23, 1950, in Youngstown, a son of Freddie Sr. and Henrietta Merchant Scott.
He was a 1969 graduate of Wilson High School and had attended Choffin Vocational Center and Youngstown State University for two years.
He was a self-employed mechanic and was the owner of My Mechanic. He loved cars, hot rods, race car driving and loved anything involving technology.
He leaves to cherish his memory, six children, Kelly Renee Scott of Columbus, Jessica (Marlon) James of New Jersey, Tara (Lawrence) Moore of Cuyahoga Falls, Kevin Lee Scott, Sentenial Marcell Bunkley-Scott and Alysha-Shawntee Ashlee Scott, all of Youngstown; two sisters, Debra (Lawrence) Raines of Hubbard and Faye (Fred) Scott-Leonard of Youngstown; nine granddaughters; and three grandsons, one whom he helped rear, Nikolaus Scott-Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Freddie Tre Scott III; two sisters, Carol Ann Cecil and Karen Renee Scott; and a brother, Frank Scott.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 1 to 2 p.m.
SALEM Yolanda Jane Nicotera, 83, died at 4:22 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Salem Community Hospital with her sons at her side.
She was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Fairmont, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Mary (Condino) Ciliberto.
Yolanda grew up in Struthers, then moved to Leetonia, where she spent most of her adult life. She was the quiet person in the room, always a smile, and never a bad word about anyone. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Her husband, Frank Dominic Nicotera, whom she married Oct. 28, 1947, preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1997. A sister, Virginia Pando and a brother, Robert Ciliberto, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, Frank (Annette) Nicotera of Medina, Anthony (Jeanne) Nicotera of Columbiana, Michael (Dodie) Nicotera of Salem and Gene (Gayle) Nicotera of Columbiana; a brother, John Ciliberto of Poland; close friend, Dan Prather; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Ladys Purse, St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 East State St., Salem, OH 44460.
Visit www.starkmemorial.com to view his obituary and send online condolences to the family.
BROOKFIELD John F. Vaso, 91, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2012, at his home after a brief illness.
Mr. Vaso was born May 29, 1921, in Warren, a son of the late Steve and Mary Vaso.
He was raised in Champion and was a graduate of Champion High School.
John served as a communications chief and rifle marksman with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. A decorated war veteran, he was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Bronze Star Medal.
John was a self employed building contractor in the area for nearly 50 years.
He and his wife of 56 years, the former Jennie C. Kress, whom he married Feb. 7, 1948, were avid ballroom dancers for more than 60 years. She passed away April 29, 2004.
John was a member of the Cascade Park dance committee in New Castle, Pa. and the Colony Dance Club in Youngstown. He was a former member of the Brookfield United Methodist Church John was a member of the Wm. F. DeCarbo bowling league at Colonial Lanes in New Castle and the Brookfield (Ohio) Optimist Club, where he served as a past president.
John was well known for his vegetable and flower gardens throughout the years and enjoyed feeding and watching birds. He also had a fondness toward all animals. John enjoyed the time he shared with his family and loved to golf, particularly with his grandsons.
Surviving are two daughters, Alanea J. Mason, wife of the late Dr. Spiro N. Mason of Hermitage, Pa. and Sheryene L. Pavone and her husband, Richard of Brookfield; four grandchildren, Johnathan S. Mason, Nicole A. Mason, Brandon R. Pavone and Brent N. Pavone; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves a very close friend, Delores Dee Venturi of New Castle.
Besides his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Latin and Mary Roscoe.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 27, 2012, at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.
Visit www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com to email condolences.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. John Benigas, pastor of the Orangeville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage, with military honors rendered by the West Middlesex VFW, Wheatland American Legion and Farrell VFW Honor Guard.
HOWLAND Diana Jean Guenther Mancini, 66, joined her parents in heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle against complications after knee replacement surgery.
She was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Don and Shirley Schenck Williams.
She was a member of the Girard First United Methodist Church. Diana was primarily a loving homemaker and also held many jobs in the area as a cashier. She loved baking cookies, reading romance novels and puzzle books.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Robert Mancini Sr. of Howland; sons, Michael Guenther of Niles and Scott (Trish) Guenther of Youngstown; stepson, Robert Mancini Jr. and stepdaughter, Kimberly (Jeff) Mancini, both of Warren; one grandson, Anthony Mancini; sisters, Sandra (John) Avery of Lake Milton and Cheryl (Mike) Bodnar of Youngstown; brothers, Donald Jr. (Darlene) Williams of Youngstown and David Williams of Florida; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews; her best friend, Grace Stacciotti of Girard; and her beloved dog, Austin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Laurel.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Girard First United Methodist Church.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
Interment will be held at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Mancini family.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Edward J. Tock, 79, died at 4:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Hospice House in Poland, following an extended illness.
He was born in the family home on Hyde Street in Niles on Feb. 10, 1933, the son of James E. and Hazel E. (Round) Tock.
He attended and graduated from St. Stephen School, Niles McKinley High School in 1951 and studied at Youngstown State University.
Ed was a proud member of Carpenters, Millwright and Piledrivers Union for 63 years. He belonged to the Niles Local, Warren Local 1438, where he was Treasurer and Business Agent, Cleveland Local 1871 as a Business Representative covering 11 counties and member CMT Retirees. He retired in 1995. He also was a member of the Niles Knights of Columbus, Jaycees and the Vienna Fish and Game Club.
He attended St. Stephen Church, where he received the sacraments, attended Mass at the Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine and was a charter member of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Vienna. He enjoyed walking at the Eastwood Mall and meeting with other mall walkers. He collected and documented the family history. He was proud of his children and grandchildren, especially when they caught their first fish.
Edward is survived by his wife Marian Frances (Kozlowski) Tock, whom he married on Sept. 15, 1956, at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers; six children, Jennifer Tock of Reynoldsburg, James F. (Sheere) Tock of Louisville, Ky., Christopher Tock of Hillard, Rebecca Beky (William) Davis of Austintown, Lawrence (Nancy) Tock of Terre Haute, Ind. and Kenneth (Michele) Tock of Syracuse, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and brother, Richard (Jane) Tock of Niles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Margaret Peg Boyle and Sarah Sally Leonard.
Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Church.
Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Please make material contributions to Hospice House.
Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
McDONALD Harold Schaab, 81, passed away early Tuesday morning, Dec. 25, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Harold was born May 29, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Ethel (Torrence) Schaab.
He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany.
He retired from Wean Engineering. After his retirement, he worked part time at Commercial Truck and Trailer in Girard, was a Bailiff in The Girard City Courts, and was an Aux Policeman in Girard.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Girard and a member of the Girard Historical Society. He was Past Master of William Farr Lodge No. 672, member of the Scottish Rite of Youngstown, Al Koran Temple in Cleveland, and a member of the Youngstown Shrine Club.
He married Doris Badger on May 23, 1987, and she passed away July 30, 2003.
Harold was engaged to Betty Peterson, who passed away Nov. 28, 2012.
There will be calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
There will be a funeral service at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the McClurkin Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Youngstown Shrine Club, 1735 West South Range Road, North Lima, OH 44452 in his name.
YOUNGSTOWN Helen Carmello, 96, formerly of the Lexington Courtyard in Salem, where she lived for eight years, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 25, 2012, at Austinwoods Nursing Center in Austintown.
She was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Frank and Noemi (Lepore) Ficocelli.
Helen worked for many years for Strouss-Hirshberg Company in Youngstown. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Youngstown and St. Anthonys Altar and Rosary Society.
Her husband, Nick Carmello, whom she married April 17, 1944, preceded her in death Aug. 11, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Felix (Joanne) Carmello of Canfield and Edward (Kathy) Carmello of Belair, Md.; daughter, Marena Carmello of Salem; six grandchildren, Nick (Angeligue) Carmello, Kristin (Dave) MacBride, Anthony (Kimberly) Carmello, Michael (Amy) Carmello, Jason (Jen) Carmello, Andrew (Kelly) Carmello; and 11 great-grandchildren, whom she called her babies and brought extreme joy to her life.
Two sisters, Dorothy Soricelli and Kathryn Marsco, and three brothers, Michael, Nick and Anthony Ficocelli also preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Youngstown.
Visit www.starkmemorial.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
AUSTINTOWN David C. Cole Jr., 69, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his residence.
Born Jan. 1, 1943, in Youngstown, he was the son of David Charles and Christine (Wecht) Cole Sr.
He served our country in the U.S. Army and was very proud of his military work.
David retired in 2001 from Delphi (Packard Electric), where he was a general supervisor. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Austintown.
David was an avid sports fan. He loved golf and belonged to three different leagues. His favorite pass time was spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren and loved attending all of their school and sports functions. He was a supporter and fan of Poland High School basketball team and Ohio State Football. He was so proud and excited that his grandson, Billy, was starting this coming season with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Survivors include his daughters, Pamela (David) Lescsak of Austintown and Kimberly (Joseph) Duche of Charleroi, Pa.; brother, Kevin R. (Grace) Cole of Austintown; sisters, Elaine L. Worrell of Poland and Janet R. (Kenneth) Grisdale of Canfield; and grandchildren, Billy and Savannah Price, Andrew and Hayley Lescsak, Danielle Lambert, Ashley, Amanda, Michael Kope, and Gabrielle Duche.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter, Patricia.
Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Austintown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Davids name to the American Diabetes Association.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the Holy Apostles Parish at Sts. Peter and Paul Church for Justine Jay Jay Pacak, 83, who passed away Monday evening.
Jay Jay was born May 18, 1929, in Campbell, the daughter of Steven and Teresa Kovac Jukich.
She was a 1947 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and a lifelong area resident.
Jay Jay was a member of the Holy Apostles Parish at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the President of the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Daughters of Sts. Peter and Paul. She attended church daily.
She was a past President of the VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union.
Jay Jay enjoyed ethnic music and dancing. She had many friends and was known for her sense of humor.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her son, Michael and daughter-in-law Barbara of Bellingham, Mass.; a grandson, Alex of Bellingham; and a sister, Terry Gallagher of Youngstown.
Her husband, Michael, whom she married Nov. 1, 1950, passed away Oct. 10, 1988.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steven and Teresa; her husband, Mike; a daughter, Monica; and her sisters, Ann George, Stephanie Spon and Kathryn Jukich.
In lieu of flowers and should friends desire, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
The Pacak family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends today from 4 to 7 p.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Pacak family condolences.
POLAND Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Savior St. Nicholas Church, both in Struthers, for Anthony J. Mignella, 86, who passed away Wednesday morning at Hospice House.
Anthony was born April 26, 1926, in Boiano in the Province of Campobasso in Italy, a son of Michael N. and Colomba Prioriello Mignella.
He came to the United States in 1947 and worked at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube as a crane operator and retired after 42 years. He was a member of the Christ Our Savior St. Nicholas Church and its Holy Name Society. He enjoyed gardening and loved to spend time with his grandchildren and attended all of their activities.
Besides his wife, the former Viola M. Amicarelli, whom he married Feb. 20, 1954, he leaves four daughters, Janice (Gary) Setz and Carol (Tom) Kelley, both of Boardman, Patti (Mike) Pelini of Akron and Michele (Jim) Naples of Canfield; one sister, Michelina DiVito of Poland; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Pete Mignella and Anthonys twin Sam Mignella.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the seventh floor nursing staff at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center and Dr. Joseph Ambrose.
Visit www.ClementeFuneralHomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church for Mr. William L. Ash Jr., 82, who departed this life, Dec. 24, 2012.
Mr. Ash was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Youngstown, the son of William and Leo Jean Rouse Ash Sr.
He was a World War II Army veteran, receiving the Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal in Japan.
He had been employed as a laborer for RMI for over 32 years, retiring in 1992 and was the Civil Rights officer at RMI.
He was a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, Hazeltons Old Timers, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Donald Lockett VFW Post 6488 and was the former owner of the Himrod Progressive Club. He loved poetry, playing the piano and had also been a life guard.
He leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters, Tanya Hopkins, Traci (Melvin) Ash-Miller, Kimberly (Osvaldo) Ash-Figueroa and Kareem (Wayne) Ash-Holloway, all of Youngstown; two sons, Daniel (Sarah) Ash of Chicago and David (Nicole) Ash of Columbus, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Leona, whom he married Sept. 12, 1959, and who passed away Dec. 18, 2010; his stepfather, Russell Clark Stewart; his great-grandmother, who reared him, Granny Sally Wright; and a grandson, Aris Ash.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.
STRUTHERS Olive M. Bunte Stone, 91, formerly of Poland, died Christmas morning at her residence.
Mrs. Stone was born July 26, 1921, in Cleveland, a daughter of James Lester (Pete) Mauthe and Olive Arbana Kough.
She was a graduate of Poland Seminary High School, Connecticut College, Class of 1942 and Katherine Gibbs School in Boston.
Mrs. Stone was a homemaker, Girl Scout leader, and an active community volunteer. She was secretary of the Junior League of Youngstown and President of the Womens Board of the Youngstown Hospital Association (now ValleyCare Northside Hospital), President of the Village Club, the Garden Club of Youngstown and New Century Club. She was a member of the Poland Presbyterian Church.
She and her husband, John H. Stone, enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family.
Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard James Mauthe.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, John H. Stone; three daughters, Barbara (Stuart) Smith of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Deborah (Nick) Mager of Poland and Martha H. Stone of Towson, Md.; six grandchildren, Margaret Wolfe, Sophia Paris, Capt. USMC Owen Paris, Maj. USMC Noah Bengur, Dinah Bengur, and Nicholas Bengur; and four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Mollie Wolfe, Chloe Bengur and Luka Paris.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family requests that any gifts take the form of contributions to the Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, Poland, OH 44514.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Barbara E. Schell, 58, of Carlisle Street, passed away the evening of Dec. 25, 2012, in Jameson Hospital.
She was born Sept. 11, 1954, in New Castle to the late George and Margaret Flick Bohizic.
She was a member of the Independent Methodist Church. Barbara was a homemaker who enjoyed playing games and spending time with her family.
Barbara is survived by her seven children, Jessica Debelak, Tammy Burke, Lorraine Loveless, Gary Elliott, Patrick Elliott, Amanda Stanley, all of New Castle and James Randall, Jr. of Butler, Pa.; her fiance, David Sadler of New Castle; two brothers, George Bohizic Jr. and Joseph Bohizic, both of New Castle; five sisters Bernice Gramsky, Charlotte Bohizic, Sharon McClaren, and Karen Meeks, all of New Castle, and Georgina Robertson of Glenford; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Barbara was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlene Dawson and Velma Crowl.
Visitation is Saturday, Dec. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frederick Gilbert pastor of the Independent Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send online condolences.
STRUTHERS Services will be on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc. and at 10 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Joseph the Provider Church in Campbell for Helen (Famor) Radilovic, who passed away Dec. 23, 2012, in the comfort of her family after a brief illness.
Helen was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Youngstown, to Nicholas and Paraska (Kulik) Famor.
Helen married Vincent Radilovic on Feb. 10, 1945.
She was the matriarch of her family and enjoyed cooking and spending time with them.
Helen was employed as the secretary for St. Joseph the Provider Church from 1964 until her retirement in 1984 and she also worked as cashier for Foodland.
She was active in many clubs in both Campbell and Struthers. She was a 50 year member of the Croatian Lodge 66, was past Secretary of the Campbell Senior Citizens Club and current Treasurer of the 1418 Auxiliary Seniors.
Helen was a lifelong and a very active member at St. Joseph the Provider Church in Campbell. She enjoyed life tremendously and was a friend to all. After her retirement, she traveled extensively all over the world. Anyone that met Helen did not remain a stranger for long.
She leaves behind her two sons, Vincent (Donna) Radilovic and Thomas (Rosemarie) Radilovic and five grandchildren, Kristen, Angelina, Talia, Giovanna and Dominic, to whom she was known as G-Ma.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vincent; her infant daughter, Virginia; her brothers, Alec, George, John and Nick Famor; and a sister, Margaret Millard.
Helen was and is greatly loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Love You, Love You Too, Bye - Bye.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc., 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers.
Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Sta. Rosa de lima Catholic Church for Cynthia A. Santiago, 53, who passed away Sunday morning.
Cynthia was born June 17, 1959, in Youngstown, the daughter of Richard and Valentina Cutrone Lindsay.
She was a 1977 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.
Cynthia was employed as a Dietary Associate of ValleyCare Northside Medical Center for 17 years.
She was an avid bingo player and she enjoyed playing Texas Hold-em with her family. She liked working puzzles and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Felix P. Santiago, whom she married May 15, 1996; two daughters, Lannie (Tom) Turek of Boardman and Ashley Santiago of Canfield; three sons, Christopher Lindsay Sr. of Campbell, Eric (Christina) Hassen of Boardman and Anthony Hassen Jr. of Campbell; three sisters, Mary Lee (Nick) Skaleris, Laura (Joseph) Snitzer, and Gina (Todd) Bascom, all of Campbell; a brother, Richard (Lorraine) Lindsay of Manassas, Va.; and her grandchildren, Christopher Lindsay Jr., Andrew Turek and Mackenzie Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, John Kopey; and a nephew, Joseph Snitzer Jr.
The Santiago family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Santiago family condolences.