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HUBBARD – Mary C. Krell, 82, died Friday afternoon, May 18, 2012, at the Austinwoods Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of James and Nora Casey Gill, and had lived in Hubbard since 1960.

Mrs. Krell, a homemaker, had worked for Weatherby Raincoat and Belle Fair Bakery, was an aide at St. Elizabeth Hospital and worked at Woody’s Bar and Grill in Girard.

She was a member of St. Patrick Church and the Hubbard Opti-Mrs.

Mary enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking and especially her dogs.

Her husband, Richard P. Krell, whom she married Oct. 7, 1950, died Feb. 17, 2005.

She leaves two daughters, Mary Kay Illencik of Austintown and Janet Marie (John) Farcas of Austintown; a sister, Eleanor Masterdanato of Youngstown; and four grandchildren, Michele Illencik, Danny Illencik, Brad Dubas and Ray Dubas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Gill; and a sister, Theresa Patterson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.

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

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

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POLAND - Denise Grace Tyma, 56, went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012, at Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born in Salem, Denise was the daughter of the late Robert and Lucille Sanders Winters.

Denise was a 1972 graduate of Wadsworth High School and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Early in her career, she worked for IRA Thomas Associates as a manager and currently was a Mary Kay consultant.

She was a devoted Christian and a 21-year member of the Victory Christian Center, where she had served as a deacon. Denise used her many talents to do the makeup for her church’s pageants.

She was a person who loved life and enjoyed having her family and friends around her. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Denise leaves her beloved husband of 20 years, Michael, whom she married on June 29, 1991; daughter, Laura Makuley of Cleveland; stepchildren, Diana (Rodrigo) Hernandez and Marc Tyma, both of Phoenix; grandchildren, Katelyn and Elena Hernandez and Raymond Lara; sister, Sheryl (Steve) Simplican of New Waterford; and a brother, Richard (Cindi) Winters of Akron.

Besides her parents, Denise was preceded in death by three sisters, Kathy Boyd, Grace Kay Weaver and Crystal VanArsdell.

A Christian funeral service will be held Tuesday at noon at the Victory Christian Center with Pastors Joe Thomas and Dave Drespling officiating.

Friends will be received Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Victory Christian Compassion Ministry, 3899 McCartney Road, Lowellville, OH 44436.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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BOARDMAN – There will be services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church for Emerson P. Oyer, 92, who died Thursday morning at Hospice House.

Mr. Oyer was born March 8, 1920, in Pioneer, a son of the Rev. Albert J. and Louella Repp Oyer.

He was a 1938 graduate of Toccoa Falls Institute.

Emerson served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army, serving in the China-Burma-India Theater. In Burma, he was among the last of the U.S. Calvary that rode horses.

Emerson and his father founded and owned the Bethel Advertising Services. He operated the business for 40 years, retiring in 2002.

Emerson was a member of the church for 50 years and had served on the board of deacons and the board of stewards for many years. He was a member of Clinton Lodge No. 47 F.&A.M. in Massillon for over 50 years and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown.

Emerson loved traveling across the country with his first wife, Joyce, for many years. Later in life, he enjoyed wintering in Ft. Myers, Fla., with his second wife, Lola, and their many friends.

He leaves his daughters, Dr. Pamela (Douglas) Carrington of Rocky River and Patricia (John) Love of Traverse City, Mich.; his stepchildren, Garry Adair of Boardman and Diane Oiler of Worthington; his sisters, Vivian Harmon and Phyllis Nelson, both of Boardman; his grandsons, Matthew Pusateri of Youngstown and Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam (Deanna) Love of Japan; four step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, the former Joyce E. Galloway, whom he married May 23, 1945 and who died Feb. 5, 1992, and his second wife of 19 years, Lola Adair, whom he married April 17, 1993 and who died May 3, 2012.

The family wishes to send their sincere gratitude to Susan Ramos and JoAnn Jencay for their devoted care of Emerson.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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

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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for George Jay Jr., 86, who passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at home.

George was born July 31, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of George Sr. and Stella Vossevell Jay.

He was a 1943 graduate of East High School and worked at United Auto Wrecking in Girard.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Jay; and sisters Rosemary Maggs, June Marie Musser and Kathleen Pulliun.

There will be calling hours Monday May 21, 2012, one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Lake Park Cemetery with full military honors provided by Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.

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

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NILES – Stephen G. Bell, 62, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Weston, W.Va., a son of Glenna Wimer Watson of Beloit and the late Fred Bell.

He worked at Copperweld Steel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War.

Other than his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janice Bell, whom he married Jan. 10, 1969; daughters Melissa (James) Welch of Liberty and Lisa (Andy Kalinich) Bell of Niles; grandchildren Stephen, Rachael and Sarah Ramsey and James and Leah Welch; a great-grandson, Ethan Ramsey; and his siblings, James (Diane) Bell of Columbiana, Don (Denise) Watson of Minerva, David Watson of Diamond, Keith Watson of Lake Milton, Robert Watson of Beloit, Fred Bell Jr. of Mecca, Darryl (Diane) Watson of San Diego, Sherri (Allen) Dorsey of Damascus, Amy (Harry Sapp) Coldsnow of Pennsylvania, Lora (Ray Myers) Harley of Warren and Susan (Brian) Young of Berlin Center.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Bell; stepfather Alvin Watson; brother Larry Watson; and a sister, Linda Bell.

Calling hours will be held for Stephen on Monday, May 21, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

Military honors will be observed at 4 p.m.

Cremation will take place following the service.

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AUSTINTOWN – A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg for Edward M. Schuller, 79, who passed away Thursday morning at Northside Medical Center.

Edward was born March 15, 1933, in Youngstown, and had resided in Austintown his entire life.

He was married to Bertha Trupp on Aug. 17, 1957.

Edward retired from the Youngstown Board of Education in 1992, where he served as Head Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of the Saxon Club and was an avid collector of coins and eagles. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his free time, and he and his wife, Bertha, were avid campers and members of the Ohio Penn Travelers.

He leaves behind two sons, Charles J. Schuller of Canton and Mark E. (Sherry) Schuller of Austintown; two grandchildren, Victoria K. Cline and Mariah A. Schuller; plus several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Schuller; his wife, Bertha; five brothers, John, Henry, Daniel, Paul and Richard Schuller; and three sisters, Mary Roth, Sarah Zinz and Anne Schwartz.

Public visitation will be held Monday at 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ms. Sandra Thorndike c/o the Schuller Family, 4560 Falcon Drive, Austintown, OH 44515.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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

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WARREN – Mary Jane Packard, 94, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Gillette Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Lakewood, the daughter of Harry B. and Anna J. (Newbury) Bowen, and had lived in Trumbull County most of her life.

A graduate of the Warren G. Harding June Class of 1935, Mrs. Packard served on several class reunion committees. She had worked at the Woodland Branch of Union Savings & Trust. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, a 72 year member of Morning Light Chapter No. 80, Order of the Eastern Star, Warren Assembly No. 77, Social Order of Beauceants, and had been active with many other clubs and associations. She enjoyed crafts, had traveled extensively in the United States and Europe, and spent many winters with Delmar in Treasure Island, Fla.

Surviving are two children, Harry L. (Nancy) Packard of Leavittsburg and Martha Ann (Pat) Merrick of Warren; four grandchildren, Keith C. (Kris) Packard, Denise M. (Ted) Falatic, Patrick (Dinoree) Merrick, and Cori (Stephen) Tate; and six great-grandchildren, Thomas and Matthew Packard, Rebecca Falatic, Mia and Lily Tate, and Valentina Merrick.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Delmar A. Packard, whom she married Sept. 6, 1941, and who died Dec. 13, 2002; a son, Rev. Charles D. Packard; and two sisters, Charlotte Drescher and Virginia Rowland.

Her life will be celebrated with a service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home, with Fr. Jeff Baker of the Christ Episcopal Church officiating.

Her urn will be laid to rest at a later date at the Christ Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will be conducted by Morning Light Chapter No. 80, O.E.S. at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Material contributions may be made either to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Suite 100, Canfield, OH 44406, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Arrangements are entrusted to the McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481.

Please visit www.mcfarlandcares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.

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AUSTINTOWN - Linda J. Woolford, 63, died May 18, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ms. Woolford was born Sept. 12, 1948 in Warren, a daughter of Robert and Marian Allshouse Woolford.

She was a 1966 Poland Seminary High School graduate. Ms. Woolford worked in Data Entry for Dart Trucking and later Better Management Corporation in Columbiana. She was Past Worthy High Priestess of Ruth Shrine Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 64, member of the Eastern Star Miriam Chapter, Past Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters, and was holder of the Degree of the Royal Purple.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was on several committees including the Joy Team Writers, who sent monthly cards to shut-ins, and was also a member of the choir.

She is survived by her father, Robert Woolford of Austintown; a brother, Richard (Marybeth Brennen) Woolford of Poland; a niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Matthew Woolford; and her and aunt and uncle, Donna and William Allshouse of Sunnyvale, Calif.

She also leaves a long-time friend who was like a sister, Margaret (Jim) Litwin.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian A. Woolford.

Services will be held at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ronald Spore officiating.

Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.

Friends will be received Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 or the Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 Front St., Youngstown, OH 44503.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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HERMITAGE, PA. – Ted P. Nogay Sr., 87, passed away Friday evening, May 18, 2012, with his family at his side, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after an extended illness. 

Mr. Nogay was born July 7, 1924, in Farrell, Pa., a son of the late Peter and Josephine Koszela Nogay. 

He was a 1943 graduate of Farrell High School and went into the military the day after graduation.  Ted served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater and was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern campaign medal with four Bronze Stars. He was responsible for delivering medical supplies, and during this time, he saw his brother and neighborhood friends in France who were also serving their country.

Following his honorable discharge, he returned home and was employed for 38 years at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, retiring when the plant closed in 1985. Ted was a lifetime member of St. Adalbert’s Church in Farrell, where he served as an usher for many years and was a member of the Men’s Club. He also belonged to the Polish National Alliance and was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5286, the American Legion, and the New Deal Club, all of Farrell. 

Surviving him are his wife of 57 years, the former Helen E. Ritter, whom he married Oct. 10, 1953, at the former St. Ann’s Church in Youngstown; a son, Ted P. Nogay Jr. and wife Mary Lou, and a daughter, Theresa Funelli, all of Hermitage; and three granddaughters whom he loved dearly,  Sarah, Maria and Olivia.  He also leaves a sister, Estelle Konnen of Sharon, Pa.; four sisters-in-law, Rose Nogay of Sharon, Gladys Buksar of Boardman, Marge Ritter of Kinsman and Louise Ritter of Canfield; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, Ted was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Walter Nogay; and two sisters, Mary Morris and Sophie Beltz. 

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St. in Sharon.

Rosary by the St. Adalbert Prayer Group will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to visitation. 

Friends may email condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at St. Adalbert Church in Farrell, with the Rev. Daniel Kresinski, pastor, as celebrant. 

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hermitage, with military honors rendered by the Farrell VFW Honor Guard and assisted by the Wheatland American Legion and the West Middlesex VFW Honor Guard.

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Barbara J. Nowak, 88, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012, at Guardian Health Care Center in Youngstown.

Barbara was born March 13, 1924, in Saltash, Cornwall, England, a daughter of the late Edward and Alice Hoskins.

She served in the British Royal Air Force during World War II as a bomb plotter, when she met and married U.S. soldier Florian Nowak, and came to America with him July 30, 1946, settling in Cleveland. Barbara worked as a house mother for many years at Mount Union College in Alliance, and moved to Youngstown in the 1970s.

In her younger days, Barbara attended Immaculate Conception Church.

After the death of her first husband, Florian, Barbara married William Payne. He died in 2005.

Barbara leaves her daughter, Deborah Johnson, with whom she made her home; two grandchildren, Alicea Johnson of Youngstown and Azell (Wesley) Burley of Struthers; four great-grandchildren, Diamonique Johnson, D’Anthony Brown, Darnell Holland, and Qynn Burley; a sister, Joan Burns of England; and many extended family members in England.

Barbara will be truly missed by all who loved her.

Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.

Per Barbara’s wishes, there are no calling hours.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

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

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BOARDMAN – Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass celebrated by the Rev. Gregory Maturi at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Joanne E. Murphy, 74, who passed away peacefully at home Friday evening surrounded by her family.

Joanne was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Youngstown, a daughter of Ralph and Adele Maxim Mondora, and was a lifelong area resident.

She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School with the Class of 1955.

She worked at Ohio Bell and then spent many years as a homemaker while raising her seven children, to whom she devoted her entire life. She then returned to the work force with the  Youngstown Water Department until  her retirement.

She was a long time parishioner of St. Dominic Parish and a member of their PTA.

She enjoyed many activities, including Wednesday volleyball with the ladies, monthly luncheons with lifelong friends, and especially spending time with her dear YMCA girls. Joanne was a great supporter of Cardinal Mooney High School and Youngstown State University programs and athletics.  She mostly enjoyed cheering for her grandchildren at their sporting events and other activities.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of over 53 years, John T. Murphy, whom she married Sept. 13. 1958.

 She leaves to cherish her memory, her seven children, Bridget (Chris) Weber of Boardman, Joanie Murphy of Ashburn, Va., John T. (Linda) Murphy II of Youngstown, Jennifer (Mike) Ritter of North Lima, Mollie (Chuck) Kay of Boardman, Elizabeth (Dave) Phillips of Boardman, and Daniel (Leslie) Murphy of Canton; her sister, Adele Economus of Youngstown; her 16 grandchildren, Jackie, Joe and Jake Weber, John Murphy, Lynnie, Anthony and Daniel Ritter, Patrick, Carolyn and Matthew Kay, Michael, Mark and Jack Phillips, and Luke, Janine and Cara Murphy; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Besides her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Mondora, and sister, Marilyn Mondora.

Joanne’s family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Valley for the loving care they showed their mother and would like any memorial donations to be made in Joanne’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home.

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

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PETERSBURG – Jesse R. Bergles, 24, died at his home on the evening of May 17, 2012. The Mahoning County Coroner is investigating.

Jesse was born in Youngstown on Aug. 15, 1987, the son of Mr. John Jr. and Roberta “Robin” Tylie Bergles.

Jesse was a graduate of Springfield Local High School, Class of 2006, and had completed his course of studies at the ITT Technical Institute.

He was recently employed by the Mudlogging Corporation out of Houston, where he worked for the Geological department.

Jesse enjoyed many things in life – golfing, fishing, baseball, and making people laugh, but he mostly enjoyed being an uncle to his nieces and nephews. Jesse had many friends and no enemies.

He was quite the comedian.

Sadly, Jesse leaves behind his mom and dad, Robin and John, at home; his sisters and brothers-in-law Jill and Richard Tunison of Austintown and Carrie and Daniel Byrd of Newton Falls; his grandfather, John R. Bergles Sr.; his aunts and uncles; his nieces and nephews, Tyler, Jayden, Hailey, Brandon and Kylie; and of course his many, many friends.

Jesse was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Alberta Tiley and Ruby Bergles; and  his friend, Danny Bellino.

Visitation will be Monday, May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, located at 203 Oak St. in Bessemer, Pa.

Following the visitation, a Blessing service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Jesse will be laid to rest at Petersburg Cemetery.

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BOARDMAN – Thomas J. Krasnasky, 51, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Boardman after a lengthy illness.

Tom was born on Sept. 23, 1960, in Youngstown, a son of Paul P. and Helen (Olexa) Krasnasky.

He was a 1978 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He also attended a technical school, where he received a degree in Electronics.

Tom lived in Orlando, Fla., for many years, where he was a supervisor of maintenance for many apartment complexes in the area. After moving back to the area to be close to his family, he worked for Youngstown City Schools in the maintenance department.

Tom enjoyed reading and watching movies and was always there to help anyone who needed anything.

He is survived by his brother, Paul (Marcy) Krasnasky; sisters Mrs. Diane (Bob) Morrell and Ms. Janice Krasnasky; nieces Katelynn Morrell and Madeline Krasnasky; and nephew Bobby Morrell. He also leaves his auntie, Annie Maruskin and aunt Mary Olexa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There are no calling hours, per Tom’s request.

Interment will take place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery, Campbell.

The family would like to express their appreciation and thank Dr. Spratt, the staff and families of Shepherd of the Valley, for all their wonderful care and support.

Tom leaves behind his special friends from Shepherd of the Valley, Mike, Norm, Don, and Joe.

“There are no words to express how thankful we are to have had them in his life.”

Tom will be truly missed by all who loved him.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the activities department at Shepherd of the Valley, 7148 West Bvld., Boardman, OH 44512.

The family has entrusted the care of the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.

Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Baptist Church for Pa’Ko J. Lacey, 20, who departed this life Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Mr. Lacey was born April 18, 1992, in Youngstown, a son of Charles and Vicky “Pie” Alexander Lacey.

He was raised by his aunt, Helen P. Lacey.

He was a very silly guy and well loved. He played football for the Westside Patriots. He attended Chaney High School and also attended GED classes. He successfully completed his T.A.S.C. program and received a certificate.

He leaves his mother of Atlanta; aunt Helen of Youngstown; five sisters, Tamara Brooks of Columbus, Elida and Ai’Yana Lacey, both of Atlanta, and Tai’lor and Dia’Mond Lacey, both of Detroit; six brothers, Dwaylon Alexander of Detroit, Robert Lacey of Hampton, Va., Ed’Wyn (Jeane Anderson) of Youngstown, V’Keon Lacey of Arlington, Texas, Jor’Gio and Da’Koda Lacey, both of Atlanta, and Damon Alexander of Reynoldsburg; grandmothers Mary Lee Alexander of Youngstown and Edwina Pegues of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cuddies, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Anthony Lacey; and grandparents Thomas and Janie Anderson Alexander and M.G. and Frances O’Neil Lacey.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

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HUBBARD – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard, with the Rev. Timothy H. O’Neill, for Dr. Jane A. Williams, 52, who entered into rest Thursday afternoon at home with her loving family by her side.

Jane was born Nov. 21, 1959, in Youngstown, a daughter of Edward and Susanna O’Neil Muldoon.

Jane was a 1977 graduate of Ursuline High School. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in 1981 and her Master’s degree in 1983 from Youngstown State University. Jane continued on to obtain her doctorate degree in higher education administration from the University of Akron in 1992.

Jane began working at Penn State University Shenango Campus Oct. 1, 1986; she held many positions at Penn State Shenango Campus, including Educational/ Vocational Director and Director of Community Outreach Programs. Jane also served as Advisor to the school of Nursing and Director of Continuing Education program, as well as Registrar. At the time of her death, she was the Director of Student and Enrollment Services.

Prior to her employment at Penn State University, she was the Director of Public Relations for the American Red Cross Mahoning Chapter and was involved in numerous community organizations.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Donald J. “Fats” Williams, whom she married April 17, 1998; her sister, Mary Muldoon; and her pets, Tia, Bailey, and Bridget. She also leaves her sisters-in-law, Donna (Dave) Sandy and Deborah (Manuel) Mageros; her dear friends, Karen O’Connor and Audean Patterson; many extended family members, as well as her Penn State Shenango family.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents.

There will be no calling hours.

Jane will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick’s School, 225 North Main St., Hubbard, OH 44425 or the donor’s favorite animal charity.

An Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences with the family.

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CANFIELD – Joseph M. Monaco Jr., 68, passed away Friday morning, May 18, 2012, at Hospice House.

Joseph was born March 31, 1944, in Youngstown, the son of the late Joseph M. and Marylou (Ross) Monaco Sr.

He was a graduate of The Rayen School, Class of 1962. He earned his bachelor degree at Youngstown State University in 1972. Joseph was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Army from 1962 to 1965.

Joseph retired from East Ohio Gas in 1999, after 34 years with the company. Joseph worked at Sandel Loan in Youngstown. He enjoyed golfing, playing poker and traveling to Las Vegas.

He is survived by his children, Keith and Desirae Monaco of Liberty and Leslie and Justin Page of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Lynn and Joseph Kalmer; a granddaughter, Keira Monaco; and six nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilou Eyster.

The family will receive friends and family from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012, at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, in his memory.

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CAMPBELL – A private funeral service was held Saturday at the Wasko Funeral Home for Edward A. Repko, 86, who passed away peacefully Monday, May 14, with his family by his side.

Edward was born July 26, 1925, in Campbell, the son of John W. and Anna H. Martin Repko.

At the age of 17, he became an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy. Edward served in the Asiatic Pacific area during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was an air crewman of a patrol bomber in the Patrol Bombing Squadron Twenty. He was a Seaman First Class and distinguished himself while participating in five aerial flights in the Southwest Pacific area, specifically China, Burma, and Indian Zone from 1942 to 1946.

He received two Air Medals from the Commander Aircraft Seventh Fleet and several Gold Stars for meritorious service.

In 1950, he was stationed at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

Edward also served his country during the Korean War on the USS New Jersey Battleship near Wonsan Harbor.

Prior to his Navy service, Edward worked for American Pattern Manufacturing and was a dedicated mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, working at special delivery.

He was an avid equestrian and loved all music, especially Spanish Flamenco guitar, which he played fluently.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Gertrude (Richard) Cantanzriti, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lt. Col. John L. Repko, Robert Repko, and an infant brother, Raymond; and sisters Eleanore and Irene Jane Fischio, Evelyn Repko and Margaret Polito.

A memorial Mass will be held in Edward’s honor at a later date.

Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

The Repko family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home.

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

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PHILADELPHIA – Katharine Hodyk Styn, born in Stefkova, Ukraine, passed away at age 92, on May 2, 2012, in Philadelphia, surrounded by her family.

She lived most of her life in Campbell with her husband, Mykola Styn, choir conductor of several area churches (deceased in 1999), and five daughters.

She arrived in the United States in 1948 after the war and became a member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown and of the church choir.

She is survived by daughters Oksana Winter of Detroit, Orysia Hewka and Marusia Dombchewsky, both of Philadelphia, Marta Nadia Charnick of Monongahela, Pa., and Yaroslava (Lalia) Lonchyna of Silver Spring, Md.; as well as 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters in the Ukraine; and numerous nephews and nieces in the United States and Ukraine.

On May 5, 2012, following Divine Liturgy celebrated by son-in-law Rev. Taras Lonchyna, Katharine was laid to rest at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in King of Prussia, Pa., outside of Philadelphia.

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