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Tributes published on June 19, 2012

EMILIA (CARRABIA) LUCENTE

STRUTHERS – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers with the Rev. Bernard N. Gaeta celebrating the Mass for Emilia (Carrabia) Lucente, 83, who passed away peacefully Sunday evening, June 17, with her loving family by her side.

Emilia was born April 6, 1929, in Pacentro, Italy, the daughter of Carmine and Cristina (DiCicco) Carrabia.

She raised and cared for her family and was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish.

Her husband, Pasquale Lucente, whom she married Oct. 4, 1948, passed away June 11, 2010.

Emilia will always be remembered by her four children, Salvatore (Patty) Lucente, Angela (Dr. Paul) Bosela, Nino and Patsy Lucente; her twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; her sister Gemma (Pasquale) Restaino; and brother Rinaldo (Marian) Carrabia.

Besides her husband and parents, Emilia was preceded in death by her sister, Maria Ramunno.

There will be calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Emilia’s family.

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FATHER RICHARD MADDEN O.C.D

YOUNGSTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church in Canfield for Father Richard Madden, O.C.D., 88, who died peacefully Saturday at the Hospice House.

Father Madden was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Philadelphia, one of the seven sons of Jim and Ann Meehan Madden.

He attended seminary at the Holy Hill Monastery in Milwaukee, Wis., was ordained a Discalced Carmelite on Dec. 14, 1949, and then served as its Vocational Director. Father Madden also was a resident at the Carmelite Monastery in Washington D.C. while teaching at Catholic University.

In 1955, Father Madden was assigned the task of establishing a Carmelite Monastery in Youngstown, which he did on Volney Road on Youngstown’s Southside, and the rest is history. The beautiful home that shared its backyard with Mill Creek Park became a place of reflection and community for not only members of the Carmelite Order but for many of the area faithful who would attend Mass there. It affectionately and reverently became known to everyone as the “Monastery.”

Especially close to his heart was celebrating Christmas Eve Mass at Mr. Anthony’s with thousands of area families.

Fr. Madden was a renowned teacher and lecturer, he gave hundreds of speeches and conducted numerous retreats throughout 48 of the 50 states and for the U.S. Air Force in Turkey. One of his proudest moments was giving a week long retreat for the prisoners at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.

Fr. Madden authored three books, “Men in Sandals,” “Life of Christ” and “A Boy in his Teens.” He also published many articles in journals, newspapers and magazines including TIME, wrote a weekly advice column for Hi Time magazine for 16 years, which was read by millions of teenagers and was the editor of Mount Carmel Magazine. After his book, “Men in Sandals,” appeared on the best sellers list, he was invited to appear on the Jack Parr Show, but his priestly duties prevented the national television appearance.

Fr. Madden offered the opening prayer for the opening session of the U.S. House of Representatives, receiving a Certificate of Recognition by the Speaker of the House and was invited to the Reagan Presidential Inauguration.

In addition to his many duties as a priest, Fr. Madden served the community as President and Chairman of the board of the WRTA, operation supervisor for the U.S. Census for Mahoning and Trumbull counties, hosted the Youngstown Safety Councils monthly radio show, was defensive driving instructor, served as chaplain for the Youngstown Fire Department, was a member of the Youngstown Drug Commission and was a member of the Youngstown Air Base Council. As a member of the Air Base Council Fr. Madden was instrumental in procuring air transport for the locally based charity “Mission of Love.” Father also was a member of the National Speakers Association and Kiwanis International.

Always active, Fr. Madden had earned his private pilots license, played golf and tennis, and enjoyed skiing and scuba diving. He was also an active member of the Youngstown YMCA, where he swam 20 laps every weekday.

One of his prized awards was the Don Bosco Award for his National Influence over Catholic youth, which he received along with Gil McDougal of the New York Yankees and Floyd Patterson, the then World Heavy-weight champion.

He will be sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his six brothers.

It is requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the Hospice House in Father Madden’s memory.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Church in Canfield.

Professional arrangements are by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

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DORIS L. MCDONALD

POLAND - Doris L. McDonald, 82, died Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center.

Mrs. McDonald was born June 25, 1929, in Lordstown, a daughter of Elwood and Twila (Eminhizer) Stauffer.

She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and was a homemaker.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Holy Family Parish in Poland. In her spare time, Doris enjoyed bowling, golfing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her husband, John McDonald, whom she married Feb. 16, 1950, at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, died Feb. 19, 1984.

She is survived by her son, John (Claudia) McDonald of Marblehead; five daughters, Judy (Dennis) Brenner of Boardman, Peggy (George) McNab, Sandy (Gary) Susko, Colleen (Dan) Cooper, and Tricia (Steve) Garthwaite, all of Poland; two brothers, Don (Nancy) Stauffer of Niles and Ed (Evelyn) Stauffer of Port Matilda, Pa.; sister-in-law, Eleanor Stauffer of Niles; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her infant sister, Helen Stauffer; and three brothers, infant Harold, Miles, and Ken Stauffer.

A private Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Interment took place at Poland Riverside Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mrs. McDonald’s name to St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, OH 44471 or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

The family would like to thank Masternick Memorial Health Center and Sunrise Assisted Living in Poland for the wonderful care that they gave to Doris.

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RALPH CLARENCE KELLER JR

NEW BEDFORD, PA. – Mr. Ralph Clarence Keller Jr., 84, died on Father’s Day, June 17, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

Private services will be Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 West Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, PA.

Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in New Bedford.

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MICHAEL SABORSE

AUSTINTOWN – Michael Saborse, 87, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Briarfield at the Ridge Nursing Home, from complications following kidney failure.

Born Aug. 30, 1924, in Youngstown, he was the son of the late Carmen and Jennie (Pirone) Saborse.

A graduate of The Rayen School, Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Miami University in Ohio, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

“Mike” was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served our country in the infantry during World War II in Iwo Jima and also during the Korean War. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the military, Mike began work in the grocery industry. He worked for Kroger Food Stores as a store manager at various locations and retired after 38 years with the company.

Michael was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church in Austintown and also attended St. Christine’s in Youngstown. He was part of the church Men’s Club, RCIA, Parish Council and was a Sacristan. He belonged to the Serra Club for the promotion of religious vocations and the Knights of Columbus.

Mike was also a member of the VFW and served as past adjutant, the FOP auxiliary secretary and treasurer and was one of the former directors for the Youngstown Bowling Association. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and especially looked forward to and enjoyed attending annual Marine Corps reunions.

Mike was preceded in death in 1992 by his wife, Diane (Mayer) Saborse, whom he married April 20, 1954, and with whom he shared 38 years of marriage.

He will be dearly missed by his loving daughters, Pamela (Jerry) Trodden of Anchorage, Alaska and Shellie (Leo) O’Malley of Austintown; four grandchildren, Halley, Margaret (fiance’ Anthony) Trodden and Leo and Michael O’Malley; and a sister, Victoria (Louis “Ribby”) Putigano of Austintown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jean Petrella and Marge Forde; and by a brother, Pete Saborse.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

Prayers will begin Thursday morning, June 21, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home before Mass at St. Christine’s Church at 10 a.m.

According to Michael’s wishes, he will be cremated following the funeral Mass and entombment will be within the mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery.

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BARBARA JEAN SHARPE

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Barbara Jean Sharpe, 56, who departed this life Friday, June 15, 2012.

Barbara was born Jan. 24, 1956, in Montgomery, Ala., a daughter of J. D. and Docia Lee Hopkins Fleeton.

She attended Harding Business College and Youngstown State University.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church, and a former member of the Triedstone Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, cooking, bingo and spending time with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Tommie J., whom she married Feb. 28, 1974; three daughters, Tonya and Tamara Sharpe, both of Columbus and Teresa Sharpe of Youngstown; 14 grandchildren, including Chiana Sharpe, whom she reared; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, J. D. (Mary Alice) Fleeton III of Alabama, Alvin Sr. (Rebecca) Fleeton, Marvin Jones, Mose’ Fleetion and Henry Fleetion, all of Youngstown, and Ricky (Valarie) Fleetion of Columbus; four sisters, Charlotte Fleeton-Murphy of Maryland, Lorine Fleetion-Brown, JoAnn (Anthony) Averette and Nichole Jones; her Big Sister, Gloria Fleeton; special friend, Stella Gibson; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Jerome Fleeton; grandson TeQuon Sharpe; granddaughter Trinity Blessed Brown; and nephew DeVail Fleeton.

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

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JERRY R. DEAL

HUBBARD – Jerry R. Deal, 70, died Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, at his home.

He was born July 9, 1941, in Notomine, W.Va., the only child of Roy T. and Kathleen M. Stanley Deal and moved to Hubbard in 1965 coming from West Virginia.

Jerry was a welder at Munroe Inc., retiring in 2003 and had formerly worked for GATX for 24 years. Jerry also taught welding at the New Castle School of Trades. He served with the U.S. Army, having been a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Jerry started his coaching career in 1968, coaching Minor League, Little League, Babe Ruth, Little B and Big B and also coached at Hubbard High School from 2000 to 2004 and Cardinal Mooney from 2007 to 2008. His 13 year old Babe Ruth team won the state title in 1998 and the 15 year old Babe Ruth team was state runner up in 2000. He started playing with the Old Timers, where he formed his own team, Ohio Bucks and took his team to the Roy Hobbs World Series every year since 1995.

Jerry was a member of the Ohio Umpires Association, the Hubbard Gridiron Club and the Hubbard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3767.

He loved fishing, was an avid golfer, enjoyed NASCAR, tending to his garden, motorcycles and watching his grandchildren play sports.

He leaves his wife, the former Shirlene M. Mainous, whom he married Dec. 23, 1960; a son, Alan (Patricia Pompura) of Canfield; two daughters, Nancy E. O’Hara of Hubbard and Amy Kurcon of Poland; eight grandchildren, Joseph (Laura) O’Hara, Anthony and Marcus O’Hara, Christina, Katie and Kelly Deal and Dylan and Rachel Kurcon; and his cat, Charlie.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Family and friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

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

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

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JUNE ROSE DEANGELO

McDONALD – Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel for June Rose DeAngelo, 77, who passed away Saturday at Vibra Health Center.

June was born May 1, 1935, in Toronto, Ohio, the daughter of Michael and Ann (Zdinak) Batcho.

She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. June was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. She retired from the dietary department of the Niles City Jail after 18 years of service.

June had started working in the food service industry for the Parkway Café in Niles, which her family owned, and had been the General Manager for the Old Main Ale and Chowder House for 17 years. She also was the owner/operator of DeAngelo’s Concessions. June had a passion for cooking and baking and would often do so and give the food away to those who were in need or to her family and friends. She also loved animals. June was also a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

She leaves two children, Peter DeAngelo of Liberty Twp. and Della Ann (Bill) Bowers of Howland; one grandson, Dane Cooper; and two sisters, Ann M. Ceroli and Joan M. Batcho, both of McDonald.

Besides her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband, Peter G. DeAngelo, whom she married Nov. 24, 1956, he passed away Dec. 23, 1995.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to either the Animals Welfare League of Trumbull County or to the Westside Cat Society of Youngstown in June’s name.

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

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LUCILLE 'LUCY' LEWIN FINE

YOUNGSTOWN – A private service will be held for Lucille “Lucy” Lewin Fine, who passed away on June 17, 2012.

Lucy was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of Rose and Harry Lewin.

She graduated from The Rayen School in 1941, where she was the salutatorian and a member of the Delta Theta Pi Sorority.

After high school and before her marriage, Lucy worked in the offices of Isaly’s Dairy and Karl’s Beauty Supply.

Lucy’s husband, Irvin Fine, whom she married in 1948, passed away in 2011.

After her marriage to Irvin, Lucy worked for a short time in Irv’s family grocery store on Covington and Madison. When her children were grown, she worked for Ben Rudick and Sons and the Wean United Credit Union.

She was a member of the Congregation Rodef Sholom, the Jewish Community Center, and a former member of B’nai B’rith Women.

She loved to play Mahjong, arrange artificial flowers, take exercise classes at the Jewish Community Center, and spend time with her grandchildren.

Lucy leaves three children, Barbara (Dennis) Clouse of North Carolina and Youngstown, Betty Shepherd of Gahanna, and Lee (Collette Khoury) Fine of Strongsville; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Shirley Lewin Nichol of Coatesville, Pa.

Two sisters, Betty Lewin Eidelman and Florence Lewin Krantz, predeceased her.

There are no calling hours.

Material contributions may be made to Heritage Manor or the Congregation Rodef Sholom.

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EMMA S. ZIZZO

BOARDMAN – Services for Emma S. Zizzo, 91, who passed away Monday morning, will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins Reardon Funeral Home in Canfield.

The daughter of the late Martin and Mary Zink Breckner, she was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Youngstown.

Emma married her husband, Jack Zizzo, on Feb. 14, 1944, in Youngstown.

In addition to being totally devoted to her family, Emma was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed gardening and reading books. She truly enjoyed being a homemaker.

Emma is survived by her daughters, Patricia Miller of Portland, Ore. and Jacquelyn (Michael) Kadilak of Boardman; her son, John Zizzo of Youngstown; and six grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeff) LaHaie and David Miller of Portland, Michael Kadilak of Boardman, Jonathan Zizzo of Columbus, Stefanie Zizzo of New York City, N.Y. and Jack Zizzo of Youngstown.

In addition to her husband, Jack, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Martin Breckner, Michael Breckner, and Andrew Breckner and two sisters, Mary Lightner and Katherine Dragoiu.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins Reardon Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

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ANGELINE M. 'ANGIE' JENYK

WARREN – Angeline M. “Angie” Jenyk, 89, died at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Niles, the daughter of Joseph and Concetta Infante DeFabio.

She was employed in the Dietary Department at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1988, a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, Niles SCOPE, and the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees.

She enjoyed crochet, word search puzzles, cooking, baking, gardening, and flowers.

Her husband, Andrew Jenyk, whom she married May 22, 1949, died April 18, 1971.

She will be deeply missed by two daughters, Connie Strader of Howland and Kathy Goche and her husband, Galen of Mineral Ridge; a brother, Dominic DeFabio and his wife, Nancy of Niles; two sisters, Judy Dellimutti of Warren and Yolanda Sposato of Columbiana; three grandchildren, Charles Strader and Kristin Ellwood of Niles, Pete Goche and his fiancée Stephanie Thomas of Austintown, Kara Goche of Mineral Ridge; and five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Addison, Ashley, Allison, and Shawn.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Patrick DeFabio, Anthony DeFabio, Rocco DeFabio, Joseph DeFabio, John DeFabio, and Ralph DeFabio and a sister, Lucille Pishotti.

Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mt. Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 7:30 p.m.

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

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to the Bereavement Meals at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446.

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

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DOROTHY C. PORTER

POLAND – Dorothy C. Porter was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Cleveland, the fourth daughter of Johnie and Ruby Dallas Jenkins. She was born and raised on the east side of Cleveland.

She was formerly employed as a cashier at the State Liquor Store, retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cleveland. She loved to read and write and enjoyed a wide variety of books.

She was a dedicated wife of Mr. Robert Porter, whom she married in 1951, and who passed away in 1986.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving children, Gary, Gregory, Patti, and Gail (Stewart), all of Cleveland, and Pamela Porter (Gainer) of Boardman; her sister, Lois M. Cortner of Warrensville; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Jenkins Jr. and her sisters, Cecilia Frazier and Betty Flonnoy.

A celebration of her life will be held on June 23, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the R.A. Prince Funeral Home at 16222 Broadway Ave., Maple Heights, OH 44137.

Condolences may be faxed to 330-782-2050 or emailed to Jewashton@aol.com.

Ministry of comfort provided by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc., Youngstown.

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HUGH B. PANNUNZIO

POLAND - Hugh B. Pannunzio, 68, died June 17, 2012, at Vibra Hospital.

Mr. Pannunzio was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Chanute, Kan., a son of Hugo and Alberta Miller Pannunzio.

He was a 1961 Campbell Memorial High School graduate and went on to attend Youngstown State University. While working in Ellwood City, Pa., as a mechanical engineer, he was responsible for the design of the luggage carousels that you see in most airports today. Most recently, he worked for V & M Star, before retiring in 2006. Hugh sponsored a girl’s softball team in Campbell, H & J Design, for several years. He loved reading, history, woodworking, carving, and sports of any type.

Hugh was a kind and loving person, who was very family oriented and had a fantastic sense of humor. He always put others first in his life, more concerned with their happiness and comfort of others rather than his own needs.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janet Fraile of Poland, whom he married June 21, 1969; one brother, Duane (Cindy) Pannunzio Sr. of Youngstown; three nephews, Duane Pannunzio Jr. of Campbell, Ryan Pannunzio of Delphos, and Elvis Fraile of Long Island City, N.Y.; two nieces, Jocelyn Pannunzio of Valley Village, Calif. and Julia (Ross) Cuyler of Santa Cruz, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Dan (Janet) Fraile of Long Island City, NY; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Brodnik of Parma and Pat Fraile of Boardman; a great-nephew, Christopher Pannunzio; and a great-niece, Isabella Pannunzio.

He also leaves three nieces by marriage, Christina and Danielle Millward and Melissa Almos and five great-nieces and nephews, Isaiha, Johnny, Gino, Mia, and Alyssa.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 10 to 11:20 a.m. at the funeral home.

Material donations in Hugh’s memory may be given to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509 or the Salvation Army, 6431 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH 44515

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CORA H. SMAIL

GIRARD – Cora H. Smail, 98, died June 17, 2012.

She was born Nov. 26, 1913, in Hubbard, a daughter of Giles and Mabel Hirst Smail.

She was married to Leroy W. Smail on Sept. 28, 1933, until his death in Sept. of 1971.

She worked at the Mahoning Country Club in 1952, until she retired in 2000.

She was the central hub of all family activity and her house was the setting for vast memories of holidays, birthdays, and Uno parties. She gave love freely. She would be proud of everyone in her family and actively engaged in their lives. She was a great inquisitor, always asking "Where are you going, what will you be doing and who will you be with?” She loved to travel and see the USA.

She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn of Indiana and Carol (Bill) of Mineral Ridge; sons Melvin of Las Vegas and Allan (Betty) of South Dakota; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leroy; a daughter, Jean L. Owen; and her siblings, Myrtle, Elizabeth, Mary, Mabel, Gertrude, Russell, Eddy and Harmon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be held at Girard City Cemetery.

Visit www.blackstonesfh.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Smail family.

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AUGUSTUS 'GUS' MOLNAR

AUSTINTOWN – Augustus “Gus” Molnar, 91, formerly of Chase Mills, N.Y., passed away June 14, 2012, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights.

He was born June 2, 1921, in Norfolk, N.Y., son of the late John and Magdolna Molnar.

Originally a farmer, he then spent 27 years working for GM, which brought the family to Ohio in 1966. Mr. Molnar retired from the GM Lordstown plant in 1987.

Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Dorothy “Dot;” children John Molnar of Fayetteville, N.Y., Bill (Nancy) Molnar of E. Syracuse, N.Y., Gene (MaryAnne) Molnar of Ormond Beach, Fla., Marilyn (Jim) Dubeansky of Mentor, Richard Molnar of Hamilton, David (Tracy) Molnar of Hudson, (where he and Dot have lived for the past six months) and Anthony (Tammie) Molnar of Mineral Springs; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers Peter Molnar and George (Iva Jean) Molnar.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren; seven brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Church of the Visitation, 3 Morris St., Norfolk, NY, 13667.

Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Interment will be at Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk, NY.

Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor.

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RAYMOND M. KONEVAL

AUSTINTOWN – Prayers will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, for Raymond M. Koneval, 82, who passed away Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Select Specialty.

Raymond was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Youngstown, a son of the late Paul and Helen (Sinal) Koneval.

Raymond was a 1948 graduate of Chaney High School and received an associate’s degree at Youngstown State University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was manager of delivery and collections for the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 1985. He was a social member of the Saxon Club and was a member of their bocce and golf leagues.

Raymond leaves his wife, the former Rose T. Fiordelise, whom he married Nov. 6, 1951; his daughter, Theresa Koneval of Austintown; his two sons, Stephen (Christine) Koneval of Beloit and Michael (Jaynee) Koneval of Boardman; three brothers, John (Betsy) Koneval of Youngstown, Robert (Jerry) Koneval of Youngstown and William (Amy) Koneval of Texas; and six grandchildren, Stephen, Jacob, Gillian, Danielle, Samantha and Adam.

Raymond was also preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Troxil, Mary Walko, Francis Filek, and Catherine and Lara Koneval; and a brother, Stephen Koneval.

Family and friends may call  Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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