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Tributes published on January 18, 2012

BETTY A. MCFARLAND

POLAND – A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ElmTree, 170 Walton Ave., Struthers, OH 44471, for Betty A. McFarland, 86, who passed away on Sunday morning at the Humility House.

Betty was born on Oct. 31, 1925, in Cleveland, a daughter of Steve and Mary Liposchok Lipka.

She was a devoted housewife and mother. She was also an avid bowler and enjoyed playing board games, puzzles and playing poker with her sisters.

Betty married Glen E. McFarland on Aug. 2, 1947, and he passed away on Aug. 29, 1994.

She leaves one son, Ken G. (Phill Wilkinson) McFarland of Columbus; one stepson, Jim McFarland of San Antonio; one daughter, Karen A. DiRocco of Slippery Rock, Pa.; one sister, Rose “Sis” (Joe) Agnello of Struthers; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Emily. She also leaves a daughter-in-law, Kathy McFarland of Struthers.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, John Lipka; one sister, Marie “Honey” Butchko; and one grandchild, Tracey.

Arrangements are being handled by the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

Visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.

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JOHN M. 'SCOTTY' HAY JR

BOARDMAN – Funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. David Joachim at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman, for John M. “Scotty” Hay Jr., 89, who died early Sunday morning at Hampton Woods Health Care Center after a brief battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Hay was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the only son of John M. B. and Margaret “Peg” Hay. They immigrated to the United States six years later and settled in Struthers.

Scotty graduated from Struthers High School, where he was a varsity letterman in football in 1940. He enlisted in the Air Force during World War II, earning his U.S. citizenship in 1944 and an honorable discharge in 1946. Later that year, he married the former Patricia Ann Rousher and they soon moved to Boardman and raised two children there, Jack (Charlene) of Poland and Pam (Dan) George of Midland, Texas. Scotty and Pat remained married for 58 years before her death in 2004, and he continued to reside in the same house until his recent illness.

John worked as a foreman for the General Fireproofing Co. of Youngstown before becoming a career salesman for MetLife in 1962, from which he eventually retired. He was a longtime member of the local Bears Club social/civic group, managing several of their youth baseball teams and directing their annual women’s golf tournament. He also belonged to the Youngtowners Club and Sebring Country Club for many years and was a member of the Boardman Boosters, serving as president from 1968 to 1970. He was an avid golfer until late in his life, when he turned most of his attention to the progress of his five grandsons, Dan, Brian, and Greg George and John and Paul Hay, all of whom are college graduates today.

He spent 10 years dutifully overseeing the care of his beloved wife, Pat, as she struggled with Alzheimer’s disease, and he enjoyed the times spent with his friends and former colleagues at the Boulevard Tavern, Yankee Kitchen, and the recently closed Dunkin Donuts store on Market Street.

Besides his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by an infant daughter, MaryAnn; a stillborn son; as well as all his close knit in-laws, George and Betty Rousher and Jim and Bea Rousher.

His two children and their spouses; five grandsons, extended family of nieces and nephews; and all who knew Scotty will dearly miss this generous and caring man.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.

Material tributes can be made in Scotty’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Mahoning County Chapter, 525 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

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RICHARD 'BILL' TIMKO

VIENNA – Richard “Bill” Timko, 84, passed away Sunday night, Jan. 15, 2012, at O’Brien Memorial Health Care Center..

He was born March 2, 1927, in Masury, the son of John and Susan Korpa Timko.

He was a graduate of Vienna High School. He was a World War II Navy veteran and had been in the Pacific. He retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance, where he had been a salesperson for 24 years.

He was a born again Christian and had attended the Howland Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and enjoyed cooking and traveling.

He was married to his wife, Alberta Hancock Timko, for 42 years. She preceded him in death in 1996.

He is survived by three brothers, Robert (Martha) Timko of Vienna, Charles (Sandy) Timko of Fowler and Larry Timko of Kansas City, Mo. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Goodworth and Betty Richards; and five brothers, George, John, Earl, Ronald and Donald Timko.

Friends and relatives may call at the Galloway-Onstott Funeral Home, 3451 state Route 7 in Hartford today from 6 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

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MARGARET M. ROSSI

“Together Again”

POLAND – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Church for Margaret M. Rossi, 85, who passed away peacefully Monday at her home.

Margaret was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Hyducko) Yuhas.

Margaret was a sales clerk at Livingston’s. Her and her husband were charter members of the Holy Family Church. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and cooking for her family. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Angelo A. Rossi, whom she married Aug. 9, 1947, passed away Nov. 22, 2007.

Margaret will be deeply missed by her seven children, Mark (Victoria) Rossi of Canfield, Patrick (Carolyn) Rossi of Mineral Ridge, Frank (Vanessa) Rossi of Poland, Anthony (Leeann) Rossi of Boardman, Maureen Rossi Culver of Poland, Joseph (Susan) Rossi of Salem and Angela (Kurt) McTigue of Poland; a sister, Catherine Magada LaLama of Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Margaret was also preceded in death by four sisters and eight brothers.

Family and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Holy Family Church.

Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

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MICHAEL N. VAVLAS

CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church for Michael N. Vavlas, 75, who passed away Saturday evening at the Hospice House.

“Mike” was born June 9, 1936, in Campbell, the son of Nicholas and Maria Koufos Vavlas and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1954 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany twice.

He was a member of the church, OAPSE Local No. 141, a devoted member of the Campbell Gridiron Club and was an inductee in the Campbell Memorial Hall of Fame.

Mike was the proprietor of Mikes Place Famous Hot Dogs in Campbell and also worked at Republic Rubber Aeroquip and retired after 35 years from the Campbell City Schools as a custodian.

His wife, the former Norma Jean Mazerick, whom he married July 16, 1960, passed away June 30, 1999.

Mike will be greatly missed and his memory forever cherished by his children, Linda (Mike) Masajlo and their children, Macy, Malory and Max of Pleasanton, Calif., Nicholas (Maureen) Vavlas and their children, Michael and Alex of San Jose, Calif. and Michael Vavlas of Campbell; one sister, Julia Kelades of Campbell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Norma; a daughter, Marianne; and siblings Callie Vavlas and Stephen “Stephie” Vavlas.

The family would like to send many thanks to the staff at Keystone Rehab and the Hospice House.

The Vavlas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where there will be a 5:30 p.m. prayer service and on Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Vavlas family condolences.

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HARRY H. RUSSELL

POLAND – Harry Hiram Russell, 98, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at his residence at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Boardman United Methodist Church in the Chapel. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

Friends may also choose to attend a memorial service to be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring, with calling hours one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Russell was born Sept. 20, 1913, on the family ranch in Penalosa, Kan. He was the son of Hiram H. and Madys Bates Russell.

He was a 1931 graduate of Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pa. He began his long career with Canteen Company in 1936 as the service manager for the Erie, Pa. franchise and came to Youngstown in 1955 as the owner and president of Canteen Service of Steel Valley until his retirement in 1978. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. While in Erie, he refereed basketball for many years for area high school and college teams.

He was a 50 year member of Lawrence Lodge No. 78 F.& A.M. of Pennsylvania, a member of the Youngstown Rotary Club, past-president of the Mahoning Valley Airstream Association, a charter member and past-president of the Ohio Automatic Merchandising Association, served on the board of the Forest Lawn Cemetery, and was a 56 year member of the Boardman United Methodist Church.

Prior to his residence at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland, he was a longtime resident of Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring. He enjoyed the game of golf and continued to actively play up until just a couple of years ago.

His wife, the former Marie Hawley, whom he married Oct. 10, 1936, died Jan. 4, 2001. During their 65 years of marriage, they enjoyed a great deal of travel, starting with their first home-made travel trailer in which they traveled across the U.S. with their three sons. In later years, they enjoyed traveling with their many Airstream friends throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries.

Surviving him are three sons, Thomas (Jerri) Russell of Greensburg, Ind., Jack (Sandy) Russell of Boardman and William (Linda) Russell of Canfield; five grandchildren, Mathew (Kristen) Russell of Houston, Michael (Erin) Russell of Annandale, Va., Kelly (Aaron) Ingalls of Walton, Ky., Mark Russell of Boardman and Timothy (Allyson) Russell of Canfield; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death besides his wife and parents are four sisters, Annabelle (Frederick) McCurdy, Mary Frances (Richard) Noble, Eleanor (James) Higgins and Alice Irene (Harold) Uldrichs; and a brother, Richard (Marietta) Russell.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Copeland Oaks Foundation, 800 15th St., Sebring, OH 44672 or the Boardman United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 6809 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send the family condolences.

The Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman is handling arrangements.

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JOHN A. KELEMEN

YOUNGSTOWN John A. Kelemen, 84, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

He was born June 4, 1927, in Youngstown, the son of the late Andrew Kelemen and the late Anna (Sabol) Kelemen.

He was the husband of Sylvia Marianni Kelemen, whom he married May 15, 1971

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Kelemen of Youngstown; his sister-in-law, Shirley Cagna of Columbus; niece, Kathy Edwards of Columbus; nephews, Dr. David Cagna of Memphis, Tenn. and Thomas Cagna of Nashville, Tenn.; cousin, Ann Zajac of Akron; and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Richard Cagna.

He was an Ursuline High School graduate and an Army veteran. He retired from the Youngstown Street Dept., where he was a city worker. He was a member of St. Matthias Church. He was also a member of St. Matthias Guild, Sokal 680, a 50 year member of Jednota 731 Catholic Slovak Union and was formerly an usher at the church. He was also associated with the VFW. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with his family.

Calling hours will be at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 East Indianola Ave. in Youngstown on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 20, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. His services will follow at St. Matthias Church at 10 a.m.

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RENO A. 'JAY' REDA JR

CHARDON TOWNSHIP – Reno A. “Jay” Reda Jr., 52, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Jan. 16, 2012, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, surrounded by his loving family, his dogs and “Reno’s Army.”

He was born April 3, 1959, in Youngstown, the son of Reno A. and Betty L. Reda and moved to Geauga County in the early 1980s.

Jay served as a State Wildlife Officer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for 27 years, retiring Oct. 31, 2008. He had been the host of “Inside the Great Outdoors” talk radio show on 1420 WHK, Sunday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. for the last 11 years. For many years, Jay held a part time commission with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office.

Reno “Jay” Reda married Michelle Faber in Chardon on July 2, 2005.

Jay’s greatest joy was spending time with family, friends and his Golden Retrievers. He spent many hours cooking and won several awards while participating in celebrity cooking contests. Jay had a great passion for educating people of all ages about the great outdoors. Jay was a self defense, firearms, archery and fishing instructor and was the first fully certified Wildlife Enforcement K-9 handler. He also worked 2 1/2 years undercover narcotics with the Federal Task Force and served as the Media liaison for Division of Wildlife and was a regular guest host on outdoor segments of Wild Ohio TV and WKYC.com/outdoorsTV (channel 3). He was a hunting and obedience dog trainer.

Jay was a self defense trainer (firearms, hand-to-hand, etc.) for both law enforcement and private citizens, specifically women, so they could enjoy the great outdoors. He was a competitive power lifter (squat, dead lift, bench press) and held a record for two for a while. Jay served as a peer counselor for survivors of critical incidents.

He loved hunting, especially pheasants, doves and waterfowl with Michelle, Grizzly Bear, his nine year old Golden Retriever, Bruin, his five year old Golden Retriever and Munchie, his 17 year old Speckled Retriever.

His passion for fishing was equaled by his joy of watching others master the sport. He loved to cook and catered a few dinners here and there. He taught cooking, specializing in Italian and wild cuisine. He also owned a small consulting company. Jay was a longtime member of the Chardon Rotary Club, until his work travels prevented him from attending.

He was honored with awards such as the Conservationist of the Year by Soil and Water Conservation District, Outdoor Skills Professional of the Year, Wildlife Officer of the Year, Governors Merit Award, Medal of Valor, Dupont Survivors Award and many others.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle (Faber) Reda of Chardon Twp.; sister, Gina (Paul) Garchar of Struthers; brother, Sam (Rhonda) Reda of Pataskala; and nieces and nephews, Aubourne (Phil) Nemeth of Willowick, Larry, Paulie and Adrianna Garchar of Struthers and Sabrina and Reno Reda of Pataskala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reno A. and Betty L. (Failor) Reda Sr.

There will be a memorial service Saturday, Jan. 21, at noon at the Church of St. Mary Banquet Hall, 401 North St. in Chardon.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the banquet hall of the church.

There will be a private family burial at a later date.

The family requests donations to the Geauga County Ag. Society, c/o Natural Resources Area, P.O. Box 402, Burton , OH 44021, so his work can continue.

Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Visit www.burrservice.com for information and to send on-line condolences.

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LOUIS R. PALUSAK

“Together Again”

CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. John Jerek and Fr. Joseph Ruggieri officiating, for Louis R. Palusak, 90, who passed away Friday morning.

“Lou” was born May 1, 1921, in Campbell, the son of John and Catherine Churan Palusak.

He attended Campbell Memorial High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater, 321st GAR 101st Airborne Division, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Bastogne, where he received a Purple Heart.

He worked for the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., Cold Strip Department. He was a member of the church and United Steel Workers Local 1418.

Lou liked planting a garden, working around the house and yard and was a Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan.

His wife, the former Julia E. Berchik, whom he married Aug. 23, 1941, passed away Oct. 6, 2004.

Lou will be greatly missed and his memory forever cherished by his two sons, Louis M. (Marge) Palusak of Struthers and Richard R. (Elaine) Palusak of Pleasant Mt., Pa.; four grandsons, Kevin Palusak (Kathy Barros) of New Jersey, Daniel (Kara) Palusak of New Jersey, Matthew (Karen) Palusak of New Jersey and Christopher Palusak of Struthers; one great-grandson, Andrew Richard of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Julia; five brothers, Lacey, John, Michael, August and Andrew; and three sisters, Matilda Butch, Sr. Mary Ida, V.S.C. and Mary Torres.

“The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Sateri 102 for the care that was provided to Dad.”

Should friends desire, monetary donations can be made to the St. John Church Renovation Fund in Lou’s name.

The Palusak family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Palusak family condolences.

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ESTHER JANE 'PATSY' HEPPLEWHITE

CANFIELD – Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Canfield Christian Church, 123 South Broad St., for Esther Jane “Patsy” Hepplewhite, 94, who died early Monday morning at Austinwoods Nursing Center.

Esther, known as “Patsy,”  was born March 7, 1917, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Mildred Rankin Stanley and Raymond Stanley.

She spent her childhood in the home of her grandparents, Emma Stanley Credico and Nicole (Charlie) Credico. 

A member of the Canfield High School, class of 1935, she worked at various jobs to finance her education at Youngstown College, graduating in 1940 with a baccalaureate degree in Education. She was active in Alpha Omicron Pi throughout college, representing the sorority as campus May Queen in 1939. Mrs. Hepplewhite was also active in the sorority’s alumni organization throughout much of her life, having served as her chapter’s president in the 1970s.

An administrative employee of the Ravenna Arsenal at the start of World War II, she married John L. Hepplewhite in 1943. The couple lived in Cleveland, Duluth, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, before returning to Canfield in 1959.

Mrs. Hepplewhite volunteered in many school and civic organizations, including the Ulster Project and she hosted several of Canfield High School’s foreign exchange students. She taught for many years at the English Center, Youngstown. Later in life, she also served as an Elder in the Canfield Christian Church, which she had attended throughout her childhood.

Mrs. Hepplewhite is survived by three daughters, Barbara Hepplewhite of Canfield, Patricia Tabbora of Akron and Gloria (Robert) Gagich) of Rootstown; grandchildren, Stephanie Leib, Jacqueline Martin, Christopher Vrabel, Rached and Khaled Tabbora, Michael Ann Bissell and Gordon Gagich; great-grandchildren, Olivia Leib, Jesse and Paige Martin, Jenna and Jamie Vrabel and Rowan Tabbara; along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband and sisters, Betty Appel and Marilyn Hunt.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

The family would like to thank the staff of Austinwoods for the gentle care and kindness given to their mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Canfield Christian Church, 123 South Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

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

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MARY M. CARNEVALE

AUSTINTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating, preceded by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Mary M. Carnevale, 88, who passed away on Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2012, with her loving family by her side.

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

She was born May 27, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter Joseph and Rose (Modarelli) Falabella and was a lifelong area resident.

Mary was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Youngstown and its Mother of the Crucifix Society, along with being a 1943 graduate of East High School.

She enjoyed cooking and baking all the Italian favorites especially around the holidays, but she mostly just loved spending time with her family and friends.

Her husband, John P. Carnevale, whom she married Aug.7, 1948, died March 15, 1994.

She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memory, three children, Angela Carnevale of New Jersey, Vincent Carnevale of Austintown and Lori Carnevale of Columbus; two grandchildren, Vincent Carnevale Jr. and Cindy (Ed) Zebosky; two great-grandchildren, Allison and Zach; a brother, Anthony Falabella, with whom she made her home; and a sister-in-law, Mary Delia of Youngstown.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Joanne Carnevale.

Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

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

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HELEN C. BOSLEY

EAST PALESTINE – Mrs. Helen C. Bosley, 77, of Leake Street, passed away at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Salem Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.

Helen was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Salem, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Willis and Talva Silva Kelly Fincham, and had resided in East Palestine since 1957, coming from the Petersburg and Youngstown areas. 

She had been employed with Ballanoff Industries in Columbiana, Moonlight Mushroom in North Lima, and PDI in Canfield, from where she retired several years ago.

She was a member of the East Palestine Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Her husband, George B. Bosley, whom she married Dec. 21, 1948, preceded her in death on July 11, 1999.  A grandson, Chad A. Bosley, had also preceded her in death, as had a sister, Brenda.

Helen is survived by four sons, Dencil I. (Diana)  Bosley of Kennesaw, Ga., Bradley R. (Cheryl) Bosley of Negley, John R. (Patti) Bosley Sr. of East Palestine, and Rex A. (Barbara Ragusa) Bosley of Youngstown; two daughters, Talva (Joe) Maslach of Canfield, and Virginia (Wilford Wayne) Davis of Rogers; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Donna Gibbs of Carmichael, Calif. and Marsha (James) Meadows of Nettie, W.Va.; and three brothers, Gordon Fincham of Gwynn’s Island, Va., Robert W. Fincham of Craigsville, W.Va. and Edward Fincham of Martinsville, Va.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, with Joseph Gotto, minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses, speaking. Burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens in New Waterford. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

The family has asked that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association, 6100 Rockside Wood, Suite 260, Independence, OH 44131.

  Visit www.oliver-linsley.com to send condolences.

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JOHN F. SCHULTE

HUBBARD – There will be services at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for John F. Schulte, 82, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Northside Medical Center.

John was born Aug. 18, 1929, a son of Carl E. and Myrtle Clark Schulte and was a 1947 graduate of Scienceville High School.

He was the co-owner and operator, along with his brother, Robert, since 1974, of Schulte Auto Wrecking Youngstown. His father Carl E. Schulte started the family business in the 1930s and John was dedicated to the business.

He enjoyed working on cars, putting things together, antiques, hunting, and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was a member of the Mahoning Valley Antique Car Club, Cadillac LaSalle Club, and Hubbard Conservation Club. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War and was a member of Hubbard VFW Post 3767.

He will be sadly missed by his family, his wife the former, Violet E. Stump, whom he married Dec. 17, 1954; his sons, John A. Schulte of Liberty and Carl E. (Rita) Schulte of Hubbard; his daughter, Sharon L. (Albert) Chiaberta of Hubbard; six grandchildren, Jamie Schulte, Alisha Yanniello, Nicole Blosser, Dustin Schulte, Carl E. Schulte Jr. and Alexandria Chiaberta; and three great-grandchildren, Johnathon, Angelina, and Easton. He also leaves his brother, Daniel L. Schulte of Conneaut Lake, Pa., and his sister, Elizabeth Novosel of Stephens City, Va.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William Schulte, Robert Schulte, and infant Carl; and his sisters, Helen Holes and an infant Rosemary.

There will be calling hours on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery with full military honors provided by Hubbard VFW Post No. 3767 and Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard Post No. 540.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s Web site at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.

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MARY GRACE GABIG PHD

WARREN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Warren with the Rev. Bernard Schmalzried officiating for Mary Grace Gabig, PhD. who passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Briarfield at the Ridge.

Mary Grace was born March 28, 1917, in Mt. Washington, Pa. the daughter of Charles A. and Martha G. Sproull Gabig.

A nurse, nurse educator, military officer in war and caregiver are just some of the many roles that Mary Grace Gabig has fulfilled.

Mary Grace moved into Shepherd of the Valley’s Assisted Living Suites in Howland, after rehabilitation stay at Boardman.

Mary Grace graduated from Harding High and went to nursing school at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital beginning in 1938. “Ever since I was little, I just wanted to take care of people,” she recalls. From St. Elizabeth she moved to Missouri, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Louis University. Mary was at St. Louis at the onset of World War II. She taught nursing for one year at St. Elizabeth’s then entered the U.S. Navy as a nurse in 1943.

She saw service at the Philadelphia Navel Hospital, Brown Field in Virginia Alameda Navel Air Station in California and at Aqana, Guam. “I was a flight nurse,” she says. “We cared for wounded Marines and sailors, flying to places like the Philippines and Okinawa to bring the injured back to a hospital on Guam.” After the war, Mary Grace worked at Trumbull Memorial Hospital as an assistant nursing director. Then she went to Catholic University in Washington to obtain a master’s degree. She also earned a Ph.D. on sociology and maintained her military commission with the Navy Reserve.

Single all her life, Mary Grace returned to her family home in Warren in 1982 to take care of ailing sister Marie. When Marie died in 1988 Mary Grace moved into the family home on Chestnut Street in Warren. She had volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul Society by helping people who needed food or help paying their utility bills.

She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

Mary Grace was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

She is survived by niece Patricia “Pat” (James “Doc”) Pipino of Niles; nephew Theodore G. (Cheryl) Gabig, M.D. of Port Washington, N.Y.; six great-nieces-nephews, James (Mary Jeanine) Pipino, Dr. Mimi Pipino, Theodore Pipino, Atty. Sam (Kim) Pipino, Atty. Elizabeth (Atty. Jason) Houdek and Joan Gabig; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Mary Grace was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Theodore “Ted” and Adrian Gabig; and a sister, Marie “Nettie” Gabig.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society Trumbull Deanery, P.O. Box 1822, Warren, OH 44482.

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TALMADGE D. JACKSON

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Mr. Talmadge D. Jackson, 88, who departed this life Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Danridge Burgundi Manor.

Mr. Jackson was born May 15, 1923, in Adamsville, Ala., a son of John S. and Alice Shears Jackson.

He was a 1941 graduate of East High School and attended Ohio State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Talmadge worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years as a mail carrier, retiring in 1985. He was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and had played with the Postal League. He also enjoyed football.

His wife, the former Edna Mason Jackson, whom he married June 4, 1947, passed away Dec. 16, 2004.

He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his daughter, Alicia Jackson-Harris of Youngstown; son, Talmadge (Deitra) Jackson Jr. of Murrieta, Calif.; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Marquita, Mark, Talmadge III and Jordan; five great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Thelma Young, Viola Reese and Jessie Flowers; and a brother, John S. Jackson.

Friends may call Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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LOIS 'WINNIE' THULLEN

“Together Again”

BOARDMAN – Lois “Winnie” Thullen, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.

Mrs. Thullen, known as “Winnie,” was born May 5, 1922, in Indiana, Pa., to the late Charles and Beulah (Meese) Powell.

She moved while in grade school with her family to Youngstown and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

Winnie met the love of her life, George, while attending a work dance. Her response was “He is for me” and dropped her earring into his coat pocket. She and George married in 1944. Winnie was “Rosie the Riveter” at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube while George served in the U.S. Navy overseas in Hawaii during the war.

In 1967, George and Winnie built their home in North Jackson. She was a tremendous housekeeper, cook, and entertainer. Winnie attended the Faith Community Covenant Church and volunteered many times for different functions. She also worked several years for La France Cleaners and at several floral boutiques and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of her grandson, Ben (Joyce) Howard of Boardman and their children, Ben Jr. and Megan at home, and Justin Czerniak serving in the USAF, currently stationed in South Korea. She was very close to her sister, Jean and brother-in-law Lew Rotz of Lowellville. For many, many years they spent every Sunday with her going out to dinner and playing Phase 10, her favorite card game. Coming many miles to visit his grandmother, is grandson Ed (Katie) Howard of Louisville, Ky. and their children, Sierra, Kylie and Joseph. She also leaves niece Linda Rotz of Denver and niece Cheryl (Lou) Mamula of Lowellville and their children and grandchildren. She also leaves nephews Johnny, Jeff, David, and Mark and their families, all originally of La Mirada, Calif., who made Winnie and her sister feel very welcome during several wonderful visits.

Preceding Winnie in death were her parents, Charles and Beulah Powell; her husband, George in 1991; her brother, Charles “Poon” and sister-in-law Betty Powell.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman with Pastor Mary Jo Berry officiating.

Friends may call on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Faith Community Covenant Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44502 in memory of Lois “Winnie” Thullen.

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MARGARET M. CLIFF

MILFORD – We celebrate the life of Margaret M. Cliff, 97, who died Jan. 2, 2012.

She was born June 28, 1914, in Sharon, Pa., the daughter of James and Florence Flick.

She served in the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego. After World War II, she married U.S. Army Captain John C. Cliff, they lived in Liberty and Niles. He died in 1972.

She was a member of the Churchill United Methodist Church and the Liberty Ladies Alumni Club. She moved to Cincinnati 19 years ago.

She leaves her children to cherish her memory, Louise VanPraag (Ed) and James Cliff (Deborah); six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Private family memorials are planned later this month.

Please visit www.craver-riggs.com to share your memories and condolences.

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DONALD EDGAR DICKSON

AUSTINTOWN – Donald Edgar Dickson, 69, formerly of Las Vegas, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Austin Woods Care Center after a long illness.

Don was born April 21, 1942, in Youngstown, the son of Hugh and Wilma (Kelly) Dickson.

He was a graduate of Jackson Milton High School, Class of 1960 and attended Youngstown State University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Don served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard as a Medical Corpsman. He was a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist and was President and Founder of Dickson Consulting based in Las Vegas, specializing in data security, mining and oil production.

Having played basketball and football in high school, Don enjoyed following professional and college ball all his adult life. But most of all, he enjoyed being with family and friends where his humor, sparkling personality and gift for story telling could be counted on to fill a room with joy and laughter.

He is survived by his daughter, Heidi (Matt) Kidder of Carlisle, Mass.; grandchildren, Chloe, Jack and Dylan Kidder; brother, William (Sandra) Dickson of Canton; sisters, Sandra (Charles) McCabe of Boardman and Mary Jane (David) Tranovich of Canfield; and nieces and nephews, Kelley (Scott) Moff, Thomas (Patty) McCabe, Beth (Greg) Maclin, Andrew (Beth) Dickson, Matthew (Amanda) Tranovich, Eric (Leslie) Tranovich and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Valley, Youngstown.

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

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LESLIE A. GALVAN HAPSIC

MINERAL RIDGE – Leslie A. Galvan Hapsic, 53, entered peacefully into the arms of the angels on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, following a brief illness.

Leslie was born Sept. 11, 1958, the daughter of Richard A. Vanaugh Sr. and Caroline Charles, and was a life long area resident.

She was a graduate of Chaney High School, class of 1976, and was employed as a server at Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant.

She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

On Aug. 13, 2011, Leslie was united into marriage with Steven J. Hapsic.

Her memories will be remembered and celebrated by those she dearly leaves behind, her husband, Steven J. Hapsic of Mineral Ridge; sons Nicholas R. and Gregory R. Galvan, both of Sugarland, Texas; a daughter, Jenna M. Galvan of Sugarland; a sister, Lynn C. Watson of Austintown; brothers Richard A. Vanaugh Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., Randy A. Vanaugh of Willis, Texas, David Charles of Liberty and Timothy Charles of Liberty; and two step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard A. Vanaugh Sr.

Family services will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Idaho Road Alliance Church in Austintown.

Burial will be at Belmont Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.

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ANNE (WIANCEK) RICCY

YOUNGSTOWN – Anne (Wiancek) Riccy, 99, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

She was born Dec. 13, 1912, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late John and Sophia (Dryskant) Wiancek.

She was the wife of the late Nicholas Riccy, whom she married Oct. 4, 1932.

Family includes her daughters, Regina Kane of Bakersfield, Calif. and Renata “Rennie” Riccy of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Nicholas Kane of Akron, George Santullo of Youngstown and Gregory and Darla Santullo of Hubbard; a sister, Louise Dulick from Sarasota, Fla; and two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Gregory Santullo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Lisa (Santullo) Mochtyak; a son, Richard F. Riccy; three brothers, Frank West, Ed West and Joe West; and two sisters, Julia Kersulis and Mary Lubrick.

Anne graduated from South High School, was formerly employed at Strouss as a salesclerk and also in the treasurers office at the Mahoning County Court House. She was a member of St. Dominic Church, the original Harmony Card Club, the Jackson Roosevelt Democratic Club, where she held the position of the past president. She loved gardening and was an avid reader.

Calling hours will be at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 East Indianola Ave. in Youngstown on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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HELEN R. HUCKO

YOUNGSTOWN – Helen R. Hucko, 90, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. following a brief illness.

Helen was born the daughter of the late Stephan R. and Susan (Anusko) Ellis on Dec. 21, 1921, in Youngstown, and was a life long area resident.

She was a graduate of Chaney High School and was a homemaker. Helen had attended the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed word puzzles. She had served her country faithfully in the U.S. Army.

Cherished memories of Helen will be remembered by those she dearly leaves behind, sons Dennis R. Gagne (Susan) of Austintown, Roger S. Gagne, also of Austintown, and Mark Hucko of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughters Michell Roth of Austintown, and Andrea Ferguson of Murfreeboro, Tenn.; sisters Mary Skebo of Youngstown, Ruth Greco of Boardman, and Patsy Tucker of Poland; four grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Private family services are to be held. There will be no visitation.

The family requests that material contributions take the form of tributes to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, OH 44483.

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