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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church with Father Gary George, C.Ss.R. officiating, preceded by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, for Adolph “Al” Frazzini Jr., 71, who passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Boardman, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Al will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his big smile and outgoing personality.

He was born July 11, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Adolph Sr. and Anne (Ward) Frazzini and was a lifelong area resident.

Al was a 1959 graduate of Ursuline High School and was a member of St. Christine Church, the National Association of Letter Carriers, and The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest committee.

He was employed for over 41 years as a Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 2003.

Al served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned the rank of Private First Class along with being awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was injured during a training exercise that made him a disabled veteran.

Al enjoyed storytelling, socializing with his friends and he especially loved spending time with his family. Gardening was a hobby in which he took great pride. His favorite vacation destination was Disney World, where he could be a kid again and get lost in the magic.

He leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories, his beloved wife, the former Jean Smith, whom he married on April 16, 1994; six children, Janine (Bobby) Nelms of Texas, Stephen (Jume) Frazzini of Washington, David (Peggy) Koch of Boardman, Lisa (George) Beshara of Canfield, Beverly James of North Canton, and Anna Frazzini of Hubbard; and 13 grandchildren, Faith, Conner, Mintra, Brad, Lesley, Brent, Kamlie, Elly, Matthew, Madison, Mia, Jared, and Sophia.

Besides his parents, Al was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Koch.

Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, where a prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Austintown, with full military honors provided by the great men of the Trumbull County American Legion.

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

Al’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Dr. Zeno and his staff for all their help and support during Al’s illness. They also would like to thank Dr. Knight and the staff at Hope Center for Cancer Care for their care and compassion during his illness.

Material contributions may be made in Al’s name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 208 W. Front St., Youngstown, OH 44503.

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POLAND – A prayer service will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown, for Mr. Herman Carl Carano, 87, who died Wednesday evening at Hampton Woods.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, to Carl and Madeline Carano (Richuitti).

He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School

There wasn’t a hobby he wouldn’t take on except cooking, and even less, he wouldn’t succeed at. Aside from being an avid golfer, swimmer, and biker, “Poppy” was an amazing woodworker, a determined tailor, an adventurous pilot, and also honed the skills of stained glass, and tennis, to name a few. These hobbies were combined with an amazing number of academic accolades as well.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy. He used the GI Bill to attend Youngstown State University and Kent State before transferring to Ohio State University for three years of Pharmacy School, graduating cum laude in 1952, as a proud member of Rho Chi and as a Phi Delta Chi Scholarship Award recipient. He worked as a pharmacist from Gray Drugs for several years until he and his uncle pulled together family money and founded the Village Pharmacy in New Middletown. There he tended to the health needs of the community for the next 55 years.

He was a charter member of the Lions Club and later attended Mahoning County Vocational School, where he participated in various computer courses. His insatiable hunger for knowledge caused him to take VHS chemistry courses this year!

The life he shared with his wife, Betty Jane Carano, was full of enough love and learning (and of course, laughter) for many lifetimes. Beginning at the age of 15, the two took on adventures hand in hand. He taught her golf, she surpassed him. She taught him tennis, and then he beat her. Their desire to learn with one another kept the high school sweethearts happily married for 64 years, resulting in a family so full of love and happiness, they knew they had won.

The many memories cherished by his children and “cookerbaums” are reflected on fondly and his unbelievable kindness and generosity will remain unforgotten by those lives he so consistently touched.

He is admired, missed, and remembered by his wife, Betty Jane; two children, Lorraine (Brad) James and Richard (Stephanie) Carano; his seven “cookerbaums,” Elissa, Corey and Tyler James, K.C. and Michael Kerrigan, Carly, and Cara Carano. He also leaves his sisters, Evelyn Nelson and Marilyn (Bill) McKnight; brother, Ed (Joanne) Carano; as well as many, many nieces, nephews and friends.

“His ‘silent jiggle’ laugh echoes in our hearts, and his passion for life, learning, and love for his family and friends will never pale in our memories.”

Friends may call Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Rich Center for Autism, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555, or the Special Olympics Ohio, 3303 Winchester Pike Columbus, OH 43232.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.

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SAN ANTONIO – Eugene “Gene” Ford, 47, formerly of North Jackson, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2012.

Gene was born on March 14, 1965, in Van Nuys, Calif., to Robert and Barbara Ford.

He is survived by his father, Robert (Mary) Ford of Kensington and mother Barbara Ford of Bowling Green; sisters, Charlene (Kevin) Poage of Bradenton, Fla., Jenice (James) Muhlbauer of Bradenton, Michelle (George) Gligor of Struthers, and Linda (Jeff) Hubbard of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and brothers, Robert (Winnie) Ford of Bowling Green, Michael (Kimberly) Ford of Tiffin, and Patrick (Kimberly) Ford of Kensington.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Deane. He also leaves behind six nephews; one great-nephew; and four nieces. Gene will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services will be private.

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YOUNGSTOWN – John Michael Bayus Jr., 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

Mr. Bayus was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a son of John and Mary Roman Bayus.

He worked as a brick layer and was a member of Local Union No. 8. He also enjoyed fishing.

His wife, the former Harriet Palusak, died in 1988.

He is survived by one son, John Bayus; one daughter, Joan Hurajat; one sister, Helen McGarry of Youngstown; one grandson, Nathan; nieces, D.J. “Donna Jean” Depp of Canfield, Sandy (Pat) Chrystal of Youngstown, Patty (Ken) Crago of Canfield, Terry Soroka of Canfield, and Stephanie (Gary) Kovach of Canfield; a nephew, William (Joy Shimek) McGarry of Canfield; three great-nieces, Shawn (Mark Griffith) Chrystal of Youngstown, Amanda Crago of Canfield, and Jeneane (Brent) Hugus of Canfield; one great-great-niece, Mackenzie Chrystal; a great-great-nephew, Keighan Griffith; and best friends and guardian angels, Diane Pifer and Kathleen Saladino.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Soroka; his companion of 19 years, Nettie Kucheruk; two brothers-in-law, John McGarry and Steve Soroka; one grandson, Andrew; a nephew, Richard Depp; a great-nephew, Patrick Chrystal II; and a great-great-niece, Ryleigh Griffith.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel.

Friends will be received Sunday from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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HOWLAND – Hugh D. “Deb” Couser, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Alle-Kiski Medical Center in Natrona Heights, Pa.

Hugh was born the son of the late Ben and Mary (Henson) Couser on Dec. 8, 1935, in Donora, Pa.

Hugh was retired from General Motors and was a member of the UAW Local 1112 Retires. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Jordan) Couser, whom he married Aug. 29, 1958; five children, Keith (Beth) Couser of Blacklick, Kathy (Rob) Martin of Warren, Carol Potanko of Howland, Kelly (Mike Foley) Watt of Niles, and Scott (Jenny) Couser of Lehi, Utah; seven grandchildren, Kristie Couser, Sean (Jenny) Potanko, Katie Couser, Stephanie Watt, Michael Lewis, Trent Couser and Emily Couser; and two sisters, Rachel Lelik of New Kensington, Pa., and his twin, Helen Coleman of Natrona Heights.

Friends and family may call on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home in Warren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Howland Township Cemetery.

The family requests that donations may be made to the Howland Fire Department, 169 Niles-Cortland Road, NE, Warren, OH 44484.

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

Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones.

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GIRARD – Mary Ann Fabian, 86, passed away at Liberty Health Care Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, 2012.

Mary Ann was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Niles, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Kish) Kuhn.

She was a member of the 1943 graduating class of Niles High School, and she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard.

Mary Ann married Joseph J. Fabian on Nov. 8, 1947.  Joseph passed away on July 18, 2010.

Mary Ann is survived by one son, Michael Fabian of Dayton; two daughters, Linda Leskovec and Debbie Fabian (Bret Redmond), all of Girard; one brother, Joseph (Marlene) Kuhn of Warren; one sister, Irene Jane Rafter of Painesville; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; her son-in-law, Hank Leskovec;  a great-grandson, John Wesley Guyer III; two brothers, Michael and Ernest Kuhn; two sisters, Helen Soltesz and Betty Bokone; and three infant siblings

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday morning at St. Rose Catholic Church. There will be prayers at 10:30 a.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home, prior to the church Mass on Monday.

Burial will take place at St. Stephen Cemetery in Niles.

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WELLSVILLE – Victor S. Hargreaves, 89, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at St. Mary’s Alzheimer Center in Columbiana, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in East Liverpool, on Dec. 30, 1922, and was a son of the late Earl S. and Maude (Bownsword) Hargreaves.

Living his entire life in this area, he worked as a steel pourer at the former Crucible Steel Mill before his retirement in 1981 after 41 years. Mr. Hargreaves was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Natch during World War II.

Victor loved to hunt and golf. He was a devoted fan of the Cleveland Browns and the New York Yankees. Most of all, he loved any excuse to be with his family.

His wife, Delores M. (Smith) Hargreaves, whom he married on July 25, 1941, survives him at home.

Also surviving him are two sons, Robert Leroy Hargreaves of Hanoverton and Michael Allen Hargreaves and his wife, Vicky of Vienna, as well as two grandchildren, Renee Myers and her husband, Steve, of Hanoverton and Ryan Hargreaves and his wife, Katya, of Lisbon.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Hargreaves; a son, Victor “Skip” Hargreaves Jr.; one granddaughter, Jennifer Hargreaves; one great-grandson, Ryan M. Hargreaves Jr.; two brothers, Roy Hargreaves and Edwin Hargreaves; and four sisters, Marcella Brooks, Ruth Deem, Pearl Mason, and Alice Burbick.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Sutton of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be at United Presbyterian Cemetery in Calcutta with the Tri-State Burial Group conducting Military honors.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Family and friends may visit www.altmeyer.com to view this obituary or send condolences online.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Tamarick Dea’Sean Delvin Moore, 18, who departed this life Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Mr. Moore was born Jan. 8, 1994, in Youngstown, a son of Kevin Moore Sr. and Melissa M. Stennis.

He was a student of Mahoning County High School and played football for the North Side Knights.

He leaves his parents of Youngstown; siblings Dwayla Moody, Floayesha Robinson, Keyonna Moore, Kodie Moore, Teon Stennis, Kevin Moore Jr., and Kavon Moore, all of Youngstown; grandparents Joyce Robinson of Youngstown and Charles McCoy of Georgia; and an aunt, Johnikka Waller of Youngstown.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin Hurst and Margaret “Peggy” McCoy.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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POLAND – Nick Hulea Sr., 86, passed away on Nov. 21, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born April 1, 1926, in Youngstown to John and Mary (Sasu) Hulea.

He graduated from East High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received a Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Ribbon and European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon.

Upon return he received his associates degree from the then Youngstown College, and played two years of football while attending school. Nick retired after working 40 years in the engineering department at E.J DeBartolo Corp.

He loved football and was one of the coaches for the Poland Little Bulldogs for 14 years. Nick enjoyed his time he spent in the summer at Berlin Lake with his wife, Pauline, and their family and friends.

He leaves his wife, Pauline of 61 years; children Diane of Wyalusing, Pa., Nick Jr. (Nancy) of Canfield and Paul (Raedine) of Poland; and sister Mary Ferenchik.

Many called him Grandpa with his countless stories of the outstanding life that he led. They included Nick Hulea III, Brian Hulea (Erin), Sarah Hulea, Kelsey Hulea, Gannon Hulea, Erin Marie Petlock, Jason Kennedy (Jessie), and Jane Kennedy. Great-grandchildren included Clayton and Parker Petlock, Gabrielle and Jason Kennedy Jr., William and Abbey Hulea, Kyla and Evelyn Pauline Bruson.

He will be sadly missed by his large family and his loving wife.

Friends will be received at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road in Youngstown, on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Monday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church. Services will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Nick was a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church on Wick Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Nick’s name to the Holy Trinity Church, 626 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502.

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

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POLAND - Ann L. Miller, 76, died Nov. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mrs. Miller was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Caroline Brozic Zitnik.

She was a 1953 Ursuline High School graduate and she was a medical secretary for many years, retiring in November of 2000. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church.

Ann was a swimmer at the Ursuline Mother House and loved to sew. She also loved following her grandchildren in their sport activities.

She is survived by two daughters, Caroline (John) Fanta of Poland, with whom she made her home and Cynthia (Bob) Babnic of Boardman; a brother, Joseph (Linda) Zitnik of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Jonathan Fanta of Boardman, Becca Babnic of Boardman and Jason Babnic of Boardman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, whom she married in 1957, and died on Dec. 11, 1995, and also her parents.

A prayer service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Friends will be received Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth NICU for their excellent care.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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HUBBARD – Edward F. Palestro Sr., 83, died Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 2012, at Sharon Regional Health System.

He was born April 6, 1929, in Hubbard, a son of Frank R. and Teresa Carr Palestro, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Palestro was a 1946 graduate of Hubbard High School and served with the U.S. Marines during World War II. Ed was a member of St. Patrick Church, where he served as an Usher and ran the beer tent and the black jack booth during the festival.

He was a salesman for Strouss Department Store for 16 years, then worked for Federal Wholesale for 24 years. Ed later co-owned Frank’s Shoe Repair in Hubbard, which his father opened in 1942.

Ed was a proud public servant for the City of Hubbard, having served as 4th Ward Councilman for a total of 26 years and six years as the Service Director. He truly loved the City of Hubbard and everyone that lived here.

His wife, the former Dorothy A. Furlong, whom he married July 28, 1950, died Oct. 20, 2002.

He leaves a son, Edward F. (Linda) Palestro Jr. of Hubbard; a daughter, Tess Possert of Hubbard; a sister, Ann Reynolds of Hubbard; four grandsons, Anthony, Eddie, Frank, and James Palestro; a granddaughter, Megan Couturiaux; a great-grandson, Aiden; three nephews; and one niece.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and a stepson, Fred Sammartino.

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Monday 1:30 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home and 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, Hubbard.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Interment will take place at Hubbard Union Cemetery.

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

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CHILLICOTHE – There will be a 9 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, for Marilyn Louise Anzelmo, 65, who died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe, with her family by her side.

Marilyn was born on July 29, 1947, in Youngstown. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nancy (Cannatti) Simione.

She graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School and attended Youngstown State University.

She and her husband, James Vito Anzelmo, were married on June 13, 1970.

She was a sacristan at St. Peter Church in Chillicothe, where she was a member since 1978. She also volunteered for the children’s nursery at her church.

Marilyn will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who always put her family first, and, she was generous in providing financial support for the poor and sick.

Along with her husband, she leaves four children, James Andrew (Kelly) of Gahanna, Mary Ellen (Jon Majkut) of North Ridgeville, John Vito of Chillicothe, and Andrew Anthony of Chillicothe; a sister, Carol Ferrier of Fairfax Station, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Gloria Anzelmo of East Palestine; two grandchildren, Gabriella and Lucia Anzelmo; and eight nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Anthony and Josephine Anzelmo; her nephew, Anthony Anzelmo; her brother-in-law, Michael Ferrier; and a grandchild, Benedict T. Anzelmo.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Youngstown.

Burial will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Church, 126 Church St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.

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

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