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Tributes published on January 1, 2012

JULIUS J. JACOB

BATAVIA, ILL. – There will be a Service of Memory at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel for Julius J. Jacob, 95, who died Monday at Michaelsen Health Center in Batavia.

He was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Braddock, Pa., a son of Juluis and Maria Jesko Jacob.

Julius was a member of the Batavia Covenant Church and a former member of the First Covenant Church in Boardman.

His wife, the former Wilma E. Coleman Erickson, died Feb. 11, 2006.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Parker of Tucson, Ariz.; and two stepdaughters, Pamela Nystrom of Urbandale, Ill. and Corliss Fassel of West LaFayette, Ind.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Anstrom-Velker Chapel, a Lane Family Funeral Home.

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STANLEY DONALD GREENBLATT

BOARDMAN – Stanley Donald Greenblatt, 83, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Ohev Tzedek – Shaarei Torah Congregation on 5245 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman.

Donations may be made to Ohev Tzedek or Angels for Animals.

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MARY T. COCUCCI

BOARDMAN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church for Mary T. Cocucci, 92, who passed away at her home Dec. 28.

Mary was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Seman) Koval.

Mary attended Lewis Wienberger and Mill Beauty Academy and opened her own salon, Mary’s Beauty Shop, which she operated for over 30 years.

She was a member of Jednota Ladies Association No. 169, was a Girl Scout Leader, and was a member of St. Dominic’s Altar and Rosary Society. Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends and also loved doing crafts.

Her husband, Camillo Cocucci, whom she married July 31, 1941, passed away April 8, 2002.

Mary leaves her daughter, Joanne (Donald) LaHart of Burnt Hills, N.Y.; her grandson, Scott (Camilla) LaHart, and great-granddaughters, Madison and Keira of Norway; her granddaughter, Kimberly (David) Cummins, and great-grandsons, Ian and Jacob of Niskayuna, N.Y.; a sister, Catherine Tomko of Youngstown; and a brother, John Janosik of Youngstown. She also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Mary was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Irene Balas and Anna Huewig; a stepsister, Ann Kramer; and a brother, Steve Janosik.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to your favorite charity.

Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

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MARGARET 'MARGE' KUSMIREK

GIRARD – Margaret “Marge” Kusmirek, 93, died Friday morning, Dec. 30, 2011, at Autumn Hills Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Hubbard, a daughter of Casey and Pauline Pratt DeMatteo and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Kusmirek was a clerk at Atlantic Mills for 10 years and had worked at Powell Pressed Steel during the war. She was a member of St. Casimir Church in Youngstown and was a volunteer at church functions.

Her husband, Joseph N. Kusmirek, whom she married Nov. 16, 1940, died Sept. 28, 2009.

She leaves two daughters, Patricia (Jack) Ralston of Vienna and Michele (John) DePinto of Girard; one brother, Anthony DeMatteo of Dunedin, Fla.; a sister, Theresann Mageros of Hubbard; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, John, Thomas, Orlando and Joseph DeMatteo; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at noon at St. Patrick Church in Hubbard.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday one hour prior to the services from 11 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick Church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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GEORGE PULLING

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Mr. George Pulling, 89, who departed this life Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Hospice House.

Mr. Pulling was born July 1, 1922, in Wrightsville, Ga., a son of William and Susie Barlow Pulling.

He worked construction for various area construction companies.

He leaves his wife, the former Janie Wheeler, whom he married April 4, 1970; children, Joseph Wheeler, Lee Ramos and Pearletta Ramos of Avondale, Ariz.; a sister, Mozella Tarver of Youngstown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Willie Pulling.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Guktnecht Towers.

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MARIO DITOMMASO

YOUNGSTOWN – Mario DiTommaso, 89, died peacefully Thursday evening, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Hospice House, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was the son of Francesco DiTommaso and Maria Guiseppe (DiVito) DiTommaso. Mario was born on Aug. 13, 1922, along with an identical twin brother, Edilio, in the small town of Bugnara, Italy. As a young man, he, along with all his brothers, was taught by his father the skills necessary to enter the electrical trade. The knowledge provided him with the means to support himself and his family for the rest of his life.

At 16, Mario enlisted in the Italian Army and saw action in Libya and Egypt. After the war, he returned home, and on June 14, 1948, he married his fellow “Bugnarese” Vincenza LaMarca. Like many of his countrymen, Mario made the difficult decision to leave his homeland and seek a better, safer future for the sake of his wife and future family. Together, they left their loved ones and went to Venezuela, settling in the port city of Maracaibo. Mario worked for the American oil companies and met many people who helped fuel the desire he had to ultimately live in the United States. While living in Maracaibo, Mario and Vincenza’s only child, Maria, was born. Finally, after five years his application to come to the United States was approved. They settled in Youngstown, where Mario worked for the U.S. Steel Corporation as a motor inspector for 27 years until it closed. It was a sad day for him, but luckily, he went on to work at LTV for 10 more years and then retired. Throughout those years, he also helped many of his friends build their homes by putting in their lights.

Mario loved to work at anything and everything. Even after retiring from “the mill” he went on to find part-time employment doing maintenance work at Mr. Anthony’s. Mario loved people and never said “no” to a challenge. He always tried his best and would help anyone in need. He loved his adopted country and the opportunities it presented him. He never missed a chance to vote and would spend a lot of time watching the news channels.

Mario got a great deal of pleasure planting flowers. His favorites were petunias. He also tended to his vegetable garden. As his illness progressed, and he could no longer work the soil, he enjoyed giving his daughter directions on what to do.

Near the end, with his mobility compromised and his vision gone, it was the radio and Sunday morning Italian music that brought him joy.

Mario was the last surviving member of his family, having been preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and two sisters.

He leaves behind his wife, Vincenza; his daughter, Maria “Mary” Leone; his son-in-law, Dr. Michael Leone; and his grandson and namesake, Mario.

Friends may call at the Fabrizio Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Msgr. Michael Cariglio on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Santuccio Ricciardi and his office staff for being there whenever the family needed them; to Dr. Nathaniel Doe and the Fresenius Dialysis Center in Boardman, who took care of him for more than seven years; to Bruce from Celtic Transportation for his patience and wonderful care with making sure Mario got to and from his treatments safely; and to the Antonine Sisters Day Care Center for treating him with respect and helping him maintain his dignity. He loved going to the center and thought of it as going to school. Last, but not least, thanks to the Hospice House for providing Mario with the best care possible in his final days.

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THERESA M. SCARNECCHIA

GIRARD – Theresa M. Scarnecchia, 89, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Theresa was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Niles, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Petrilla) Squeglia.

Theresa graduated from The Rayen School, in the 70s. She was the manager of First Lady Hair Saloon in Eastwood Mall.

She was a member of St. Rose Church, a member and past secretary of The St. Vincent DePaul Society, she was an avid card player and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.

Theresa married Henry J. Scarnecchia on July 31, 1945. Henry passed away Sept. 3, 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Aldo and Barbara Scarnecchia of Niles and Louis J. Scarnecchia of Girard; one brother, Thomas Squeglia of Liberty Township; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; a grandson, Jonathan; and two brothers, Nick and Carmen.

There will be calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the McClurkin Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Rose Church in Girard. There will be prayers at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home prior to the church Mass.

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JANET M. CASITY

NEW MIDDLETOWN – Janet M. Casity, 58, passed away Friday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

Janet was born Aug. 26, 1953, in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert and Ella Louise Taylor Stouffer.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Lisa (Edward) Vinkler of Poland; a son, Alan Melchionne of New Middletown; five sisters, Carol McClaine, Susan Thomas, Linda Wacht, Nancy Houser and Deborah Cantleberry; a brother, Robert Stouffer; five grandchildren, Ashli, Timothy, Jacob, Maren and Emilee; and her loving pet, Jake.

There are no calling hours or funeral services.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org. to view this obituary and to send condolences.

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MARJORIE CONNOLLY

BOARDMAN – There will be graveside services on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, for Marjorie Connolly, 81, formerly of E. Wood Street, who died Thursday morning, Dec. 29, 2011, at Briarfield of Boardman.

She was born April 21, 1930, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late George H. and Rachael (Griffiths) Fero.

Marjorie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.

Her husband, Arthur Connolly, whom she married on July 30, 1971, died July 14, 1990.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and five brothers, Glen Fero. Ralph Fero, David Fero, Paul Fero, and Russell Fero.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are being handled by Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

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ANNE M. FERKO

YOUNGSTOWN – Anne M. Ferko, 85, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Anne was born May 24, 1926, in Campbell, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sindich, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School, worked for Strouss’ Department Store, and worked for 20 years for People’s Bank as a loan officer.

Anne was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Vincent DePaul Church in Vienna.

Her husband, Robert Ferko, whom she married July 24, 1948, passed away March 13, 2002.

Mrs. Ferko leaves a sister, Mary Samuels, formerly of Youngstown, now living in Canton; a sister-in-law, Rita Nanosky of Youngstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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PATRICIA L. VEAUTHIER

BOARDMAN – Patricia L. Veauthier, 60, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Youngstown, a daughter to the late William D. and Lillian M. Smith Davis.

Patricia married William F. Veauthier on July 13, 1974. They were happily married for 37 years.

In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by her daughter, Kristen L. Veauthier, both of Boardman.

She also leaves her brother, Charles J. Davis (Carol Klingel ) of Boardman, and the late Gary D. Davis (Debbie) of Texas, she also leaves several sisters and brothers-in-law from her husbands family.

She was a loving aunt and friend to many who will miss her greatly.

“A butterfly flies besides us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belongs to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it.”

There are no calling hours or funeral services.

Material tributes can be made in Patricia’s memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org. to view this obituary and to send condolences.

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WANDA MAXIM

YOUNGSTOWN - Wanda Maxim, 87, passed away late Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011, at Valley Care Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

Wanda was born March 16, 1924, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Marianna Rzwpnicka Maxim, and was a lifelong area resident.

She worked for 55 years for Western Union as an office manager and as training representative in both Youngstown and in Toledo.

Wanda was a member of St. Stanislaus Church. She was an avid skier, traveling the world to ski, and loved playing cards, fishing, and dancing.

She leaves a sister, Virginia Maxim, with whom she made her home; three nephews, William Maxim of Albany, New York, Benjamin Maxim of Columbus, and Robert Hill of Alameda, Calif.; five nieces, Janet Johnson of Ellsworth, Maureen Kerr of Youngstown, Anna Marie Lee of St. Petersburg, Fla., Joyce Gibson of Hermitage, Pa., and Sherill Maxim of Vancouver Wash.; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

Wanda will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Besides her parents, 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at St. Stanislaus Church, 430 Williamson Ave., Youngstown, where funeral services will follow at 10 a.m.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown at a later date.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to Wanda’s family online.

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DR. GLENDA GAIL KUNAR

RAVENNA – Dr. Glenda Gail Kunar, 72, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.

Glenda was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Youngstown to John Liddle and Evelyn Gustafson.

Glenda retired as a full-time faculty member from Youngstown State University, where she held a teaching position in the Computer Science and Information Systems department. She taught Comprehensive Business Education courses at Ravenna High School from 1968 to 1981. Glenda completed her undergraduate, Master’s and doctorate degrees at Kent State University. Glenda absolutely loved teaching.

She and her husband, Paul, were avid travelers and wintered in Ft. Myers, Fla. Glenda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by her family.

Glenda is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul, and her children, L. Bret (Susan) Kunar of Greensboro, N.C., Michael (Sue) Kunar of Kent and Steven Kunar of Delaware, Ohio. She also leaves her grandchildren, Alex and Chloe Kunar, Michael, Katlyn, and Kyle Kunar, Chelsea Heim and Amelia and Anthony Kunar.

Surviving also are her brothers, Jack Liddle and Jim (Chip) Liddle; many loving nieces, nephews and families; and her special close friend, Kathy Vichos.

Family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. in Ravenna, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Carlson and the Rev. Tom Poremba officiating.

Final resting place will be Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visit www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com to share condolences and memories.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Yanelli and the ICU staff of Robinson Memorial Hospital for their excellent care and compassion.

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ROBERT A. 'BOBO' EUSANIO

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Youngstown, at 9:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando officiating, preceded by a 9 a.m. prayer service at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Robert A. “Bobo” Eusanio, 85, who passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

Robert will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.

He was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Youngstown, the son of Samuel and Elvira (Carano) Eusanio, and was a life-long area resident.

Robert was a long time and active member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, where he belonged to its men’s club and sang in the church choir.

He coached football, basketball, and baseball at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Grade School, and also coached in Uptown Kiwanis Little League Baseball Association.

Robert was a 1944 graduate of East High School and in 1994 was inducted into the East High School Hall of Fame for basketball. He was a member of the Woodrow Wilson High School Booster Club.

He retired in 1983 after working for 39 years from the Republic Steel Company as a Stationary Engineer, and then worked for the Youngstown School System in the maintenance department for seven years and retired in 1990.

After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, gardening, golfing, dancing, bowling, and watching all types of sports.

Robert loved his seven dogs that he owned throughout his lifetime and especially enjoyed walking them along with going to the race track with his wife and cooking his Italian specialties.

His wife, whom he loved and adored, the former Helen Julia Klein, whom he married Nov. 22, 1949, died March 29, 2008.

He leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories, five sons, Robert (Rose) Eusanio of Poland, David M. Eusanio of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mark (Donna) Eusanio of Youngstown, Ronald (Dolores) Eusanio of Tracy, Calif., and Michael (Laura) Eusanio of Concord, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Lori (Chris) Pascarella, Angela (Dr. David) Roncone, Helena, Nicholas, Jonathan, Dominic, Christina, Ryan, Robert, Sarah, and Lauren Eusanio; and a brother, Dr. Richard (Judy) Eusanio.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ellis; and a brother, Samuel Eusanio.

Friends may call on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

The family would like to thank the entire staff in the assisted living at Briarfield Manor for all their care, support and compassion shown to Robert during his stay with them.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and to send condolences to Robert’s family.

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JOSEPH PASSARELLI JR

AUSTINTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial with Father Miller will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary for Joseph A. Passarelli Jr., 70, who God mercifully and gently called home early Christmas morning.

Joe was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Joe and Gloria Kiefer Passarelli.

Joe attended East High School and went on to graduate from Boardman High School in 1959. He later attended A.T.E.S. and General Motors Technical Schools.

Joe was a part owner/operator of Passarelli Bros. Inc. for nearly 45 years, retiring in 2005. After his retirement, he worked part-time for Bernard Auto Parts. Joe was a member of the West Side Merchants Civic Association, serving as president from 1995 till 1997. Joes greatest pleasure in life, by all means, was spending time with his grandchildren.

Joe will be sadly missed by his wife, Marlane Suetta Passarelli, whom he married Jan. 3, 1963, the two were married just shy of 49 years.

He is also survived by his beloved children, James Passarelli of Austintown and Rachelle (George) Garltic of Struthers; and five grandchildren Travis Garltic, George Garltic Jr., Kelly Garltic, and Gina Passarelli and Julia Passarelli of Key West Fla.

Also surviving Joe are two brothers, Fred (Barbara) Passarelli of Austintown and Robert (Patti) Passarelli of Boardman; one sister, Diane (Tom) Hammar of Poland, Marlea Passarelli; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his two cats, Snowcone and Emma, whom he loved dearly.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Joe in 2005.

Joe will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family wants to thank Lawrence Goldstein and John Marakas for years of devoted medical care.

Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

“May God grant us love and understanding as we celebrate a dear life.”

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

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DORIS L. MOLODY

NILES – Doris L. Molody, 90, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

She was born April 27, 1921, in Girard, the daughter of Warner and Sarah Eicker Weimer.

Doris was employed as a polisher at General Electric Ohio Lamp in Warren for 32 years, before retiring in 1982. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Girard, Niles Scope and Senior Players, Niles Moose and Red Hats.

She enjoyed dancing, crafts, traveling, and taking pictures.

Her husband, Uochem Molody, whom she married died Feb. 1968.

Doris will be deeply missed by two sons, Joseph Molody of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Robert Molody and his wife, Jeannie of Lordstown; four grandchildren, Robert S. Molody, Jeffrey Molody and his wife, Shannin, Christopher Molody, and Sarah Molody; and five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jamison, Brooke, Elyssa, and Chloe.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Howard, and Gene Weimer and a sister, Emma Sallustio.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Ron Maurer officiating.

Burial will be at Kerr Cemetery

Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and to send e-mail condolences.

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JAMES M. CONWAY

AUSTINTOWN – Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Cornersburg for James M. Conway, 67, who passed away Wednesday evening at Northside Medical Center.

Jim was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Youngstown to Dorothy (Shields) Conway.

He was a graduate of Fitch High School Class of 1962 and worked as an assembler with Wean United, retiring in 1995. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1965 to 1967, and received the National Defense Service Medal for his service overseas. Jim was raised in the Methodist faith. He was a former member of the Eagles Club in Austintown, and a member of the NRA. Jim enjoyed riding motorcycles and playing the guitar.

He leaves five children, Christine (Gary) Staffrey of North Jackson, Robert Jones of San Diego, John (Sally) Jones of Phoenix, Joe Jones of Austintown and Jim “Crum” (Laura) Conway Jr. of Austintown; as well as 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

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ALMA L. FOX

NILES – Mrs. Alma L. Fox, 83, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 30, 2011, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital following complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.

She was born in Warren on July 2, 1928, a daughter of William Harold and Florence Elida (Colton) Stanford.

She was a graduate Niles McKinley High School and of the Trumbull Memorial School of Nursing. Alma would go on to work for more than 30 years at Trumbull Memorial as first an LPN and then an RN before her retirement in 1993. She also spent time at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles as a supervisor before she retired in 2004.

Alma was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Niles and was a founding member of the church bowling league. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed golfing, also preparing church dinners, and was well known for her pies and Kolachi.

She will be sadly missed by her two sons, Richard D. Fox and his wife, Claudia of Howland and William Fox and his wife, Joy of Kinsman; seven grandchildren, Chris, Tim, Ray Fox, Sherry Taylor, Amy Raven, Jennifer Mechling, and Adam Fox; and four great-granddaughters, Abigale Mechling, Mackenzie Fox, Peyton Fox, and Alaina Fox also survive.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband of more than 51 years, Dale R. Fox, whom she married April 17, 1949, and passed away Aug. 28, 2000; her brother, William Stanford; a great-granddaughter, Isabella Mechling; and infant sister, Virginia Stanford.

Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Niles Chapel of Lane Funeral Homes at 415 Robbins Ave. Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Niles, 608 North Crandon Ave., Niles, with the Rev. David E. MacDonald as Pastor.

Friends may also call one hour prior to the start of the services.

Burial will take place with her husband at Niles City Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy the family requests that any contributions be made to the Niles First United Methodist Church.

Family and friends can visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com. to send condolences.

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SALLY D. MIRONE

WARREN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating, preceded by a 12:10 p.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Sally D. Mirone, 81, who passed away Friday morning, Dec. 30, 2011, with her loving family by her side after a long illness.

Sally will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.

She was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Youngstown, the daughter of Raymond and Wilma (Goist) Whitacre, and was a lifelong area resident.

Sally was a homemaker along with being a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

She enjoyed playing cards and BINGO, but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and beloved dog, Suzie.

Her husband, Peter Mirone, whom she married Aug. 28, 1948, died March 30, 2005.

She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, her two children, Beverly (Michael) Paris of Austintown and Joseph (Rosalie) Mirone of Riverside, Calif.; five grandchildren, Joseph (Jennifer) Paris, Lindsay (Michael) Evanko, Ashley and Bryan Mirone, and Anthony Paris; four great-grandchildren, Michael, Kaitlyn, Gianna, and Nico; and two brothers, Charles and Eugene Whitacre.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Kelley.

Friends may call on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Burial will take place at Belmont Park Cemetery, Liberty.

Material contributions may be made in Sally’s name to Ohio’s Choice Hospice, 1520 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44483.

Sally’s family would like to express their Thanks to Cheryl, Ann Marie, and Kim, along with the entire staff of Ohio’s Choice Hospice for their devotion and compassionate care shown to Sally during her time of illness.

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ROBERT M. 'PAPA MONKEY' HALL

ERIE, PA. – Robert M. “Papa Monkey” Hall, 87, passed away in Erie, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Born in Youngstown June 12, 1924, he was the son of the late Herschel G. and Loretta (Schultz) Hall.

Robert was a railroad locomotive engineer for 43 years at Penn Central, which became Conrail, retiring in 1985. After retirement, he delivered prescription medications for Frontier Pharmacy. He was an Erie Sea Wolves Booster Club member and enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with his dog, “Fritz.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary K. (Galvin) Hall; brothers William, Walter and Curtis Hall; and sisters Myrtle J. Hall, Velma Hamilton and Doris Gigee.

Survivors include two sons, Robert K. Hall and wife Denise of Erie and David W. Hall and wife Laura of Columbus; two daughters, Karen M. Hall of Erie and Susan M. Erdely and husband Terrence of Erie; sisters Gladys J. Welty of Canfield and Audrey Heidenescher of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren Alexis, Meghan and Erin Erdely, and Courtney and Brandon Hall; and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Arrangements were handled by the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, 1595 West 38th at Greengarden, Erie, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle Church and burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, 5031 W. Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506-1249, or Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, P.O. Box 749596, Los Angeles, CA 90074-9596.

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NICHOLAS 'NICK' PAPAHARALAMBOS

WARREN – Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, with Fr. Constantine Valantasis and the Rev. Jason Vansuch officiating, for Nicholas “Nick” Papaharalambos, 57, who died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.

He was born May 10, 1954, in Warren, the son of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Biggans) Papaharalambos.

Nicholas was a graduate of Lakeview High School and worked for 27 years in various positions at the Fairhaven Sheltered Workshop. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

Nicholas will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Elizabeth DiCenzi of Niles and Frances Vansuch of Easton, Pa.; his brother, George of Warren; as well as his nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Mary Rosa.

Nicholas participated in the Easter Seals program. He enjoyed listening to music, especially the Youngstown Symphony, and watching sporting events. Nicholas was a fan of the “WWE,” World Wrestling Entertainment.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Archpriest Eugene Vansuch Improvement Fund at St. Vladimir Orthodox Church c/o the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.

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LORETTA BEAM

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Loretta Beam, 84, who passed away Thursday evening at Briarfield Manor Care Center.

Loretta was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Henton) Quinn.

She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Chaney High School Class of 1945. Loretta was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of the Navy Mothers, and the 500 Card Club.

Her husband, Frank “Barney” Beam, whom she married Nov. 24, 1947, passed away Nov. 6, 2002.

Loretta leaves four sons, Jim (Beverley) Beam of Rogers, Don (Sandy) Beam, Ron Beam, and Bill Beam, all of Youngstown; one brother, Jack Riblet of Minerva; as well as three grandchildren, Jim, Pat and Carly Beam.

Besides her husband and parents, Loretta was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Robert Quinn; and one sister, Kathryn Lee Quinn.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and again from 3 p.m. until the time of services on Tuesday.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Briarfield Manor for all the love, care and support given to Loretta and her family during her stay there.

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

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ELLEN E. CLONTZ

MANHEIM, PA. – Ellen E. Clontz, 100, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa.

Born in Youngstown, she was the daughter of John and Amelia Steucek Cubick.

She celebrated 57 years of marriage with her husband, Herman L. Clontz, who died in 1991.

Ellen was an active sports enthusiast. She graduated from East High School in Youngstown, where she was a cheerleader and basketball player. She was an active member of the Women’s Athletic Booster Club at Struthers High School. She was a 50-year member of the Struthers Presbyterian Church in Struthers and a volunteer swim instructor for The Red Cross for 50 years.

Ellen enjoyed baking, sewing and knitting. She loved traveling and especially time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Don (Vickie) Clontz of Bloomington, Ind., Ray (Linda) Clontz of Plainville, Mass., and Jim (Barb) Clontz of Lancaster; sisters Ann Bender of Media, Pa., and Evelyn Kibble of Foley, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lydia Burch, Louise Cowher and Olga Bremer; and brothers Raymond Cubick and Robert Cubick.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to Ellen’s Memorial Service at Struthers Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Wolfgang officiating.

The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Private family interment will be in Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ellen’s name to Struthers Presbyterian Church, 110 Poland Ave., Struthers, OH 44471.

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HELEN SOLOMON MOROZOWICH

IRWIN, PA. – Helen Solomon Morozowich, 82, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord at her home Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011.

A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, she was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Stephen and Maria Kulynych Solomon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Michael and Charles Solomon, all of Youngstown.

Helen was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church of McKeesport. \ Actively involved in her beloved Ukrainian Catholic Church, she joined in many activities in both Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church of Youngstown and St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in McKeesport as well as the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).

Helen worked at Republic Steel of Youngstown from 1947 to 1963 and then following her marriage, became a full time homemaker, as she fashioned her life around caring for and loving her family.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Merle Morozowich; two sons, Father Mark Morozowich of The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and Donald K. Morozowich and his wife, Rose Marie of Irwin; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Natasia and Maria Morozowich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 504 Oak St. in Irwin, where the Parastas Service will be held today at 7 p.m. A Requiem Divine Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in McKeesport. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles.

Memorial donations for the Seminary Fund will be sent to the Eparchy of St. Josaphat.

Please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com to send online condolences.

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AMELIA (ZITTO) ROWLEY

GLENDALE, ARIZ. – Amelia (Zitto) Rowley, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at home.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1918, in Youngstown, the daughter of Giuseppe Zitto and Rosa Gialdini, both of whom immigrated to Youngstown from Colobraro, Italy.

Mrs. Rowley was employed by Youngstown State University in the Maag Library from 1971 to 1984, before retiring.

Mrs. Rowley was a graduate of East High School, Class of 1936.

She married Donald Henry Rowley on Oct. 24, 1938, and lived briefly in Gloversville, N.Y. with her husband. He died on Aug. 29, 1990.

Mrs. Rowley leaves two sons to grieve, Timothy D. (Fran) Rowley of Glendale and Robert P. (Katherine) Rowley of Las Cruces, N.M. and two loving grandchildren, Melissa MacDougall, Esq. (Darin) of Tonasket, Wash. and Major Timothy Rowley of Destin, Fla., who will miss her dearly. Mrs. Rowley was especially proud of her two great-grandchildren, Scott Grace of Seattle and Lilyrose Fox of Spokane, Wash.

Mrs. Rowley was preceded in death by five brothers, John Zitto, James Zitto, Felix Zitto, Rocco Zitto and Tony Zitto and by three sisters, Louise Galairde, Elizabeth DeNicholas, and Connie Zitto.

There will be no services.

Burial at Belmont Park Cemetery.

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