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YOUNGSTOWN – A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery for Jean R. Allman, 87, who passed away early Tuesday morning at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.

Mrs. Allman was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Youngstown, a daughter of Leonard and Beatrice Bait Latter and was a lifelong member of the community.

She was a homemaker, enjoyed bowling and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Allman, whom she married Jan. 23, 1965; sisters-in-law Norma Cayton, Sona Dempsey, and Joyce Williams; and a brother-in-law, Jack Allman.

The McCauley Funeral Home, Serving the Valley For More Than 110 Years.

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Monsignor Robert Siffrin, today at 7 p.m. at St. Edward Church for Michael R. Durina, who passed away Saturday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Durina was born March 16, 1925, in Campbell, a son of Michael J. and Sophia Rish Durina and was a lifelong member of the community.

He was employed by the A.P. O’Horo Company as a cement finisher and then by the Youngstown City School District as a teacher, assistant principal and football coach at Hillman Junior High School and retired in 1992 from Choffin Career Center as a teacher in the cement trades.

Mr. Durina was a member of the church, a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, Ursuline and Liberty High Schools Booster Clubs, founding member of the Liberty Little Leagues and The YSU Penguin Club. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Charrette

He received numerous accolades for his athletic ability, which includes an inductee into the Campbell Memorial High School Hall of Fame, the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame and a 1987 inductee into Youngstown State University’s Hall of Fame.

Mr. Durina, along with his son, Pat, are the only father and son members of YSU’s Hall of Fame. He was a quarterback/punter under legendary coach Dwight Beede (1946 to 1949).  Mr. Durina was a hard nosed player that knocked you down then helped you up and was described by many as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever suit up for the Penguins. One of the many two-way performers of his day, he missed very little playing time.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Dorothy Ferrell, whom he married on Sept. 23, 1950; daughters Michele (Kem) Jarvis of Vienna, Decie Revella of Youngstown, Kelli (Guss) Economos of Hubbard and Katie (Dr. Ted) Alexander of Canfield; sons Michael (Sandi) of Poland, Patrick (Carla) of Canfield, Sean (Patti) of Austintown and Kevin of Boardman; a sister, Monica Janecko of Struthers; 13 grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Guarnieri, Annie (Jason) Goshay, Jessica and Mary Economos, Colin Durina, Kaitlyn and Lindsey Durina, Ross Revella, Keri, Conor, Emily, Cole and Sofia Durina; four great-grandchildren, Heaton, Regan, Arianna and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary; and a brother, Raymond.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, prior to the Mass.

The family requests that contributions be made to Ursuline High School, 750 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505 and to St. Edward Church, 240 Tod Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504.

The McCauley Funeral Home Serving the Mahoning Valley For Over 110 Years.

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YOUNGSTOWN – A funeral service celebrating the life of Ms. Ke’Ara Monique McCullough will be held on today at 11 a.m. at the Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Ke’Ara who was affectionately known as “KeKe,” was born July 17, 1993, in Youngstown.

She attended Chaney High School and was employed at VXI Global Solutions. Ke’Ara was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, where she sang in the youth choir. She also enjoyed photography, music, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving mother, Iris McIntosh–Pippen of Youngstown; her biological father, Charles Rose of Atlanta, Charles McCullough of Fairmount, W.Va.; five brothers, Andron Pippen of Austintown, Devin McCullough of Fairmont, Charles McCullough Jr. of Germany, Charles Rose Jr. of Atlanta, and Julian Rose of Columbus; two sisters, Cassandra McCullough of Youngstown and Candace McCullough of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandparents, Phyllis (Ronnie) Womack of Youngstown and Norma Gray of Cleveland; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Barbara Jones Duckett, Simmie McIntosh II and David H. Rose.

The family will receive friends today, one hour prior to services at the church.

Interment will be at Belmont Park Cemetery.

Please visit Jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences or to sign the online guestbook.

Ministry of comfort provided by J.E. Washington Funeral Services.

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AUSTINTOWN – Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for Sandra “Sandy” R. Budaker, 58, who passed away Sunday at her home.

Sandy was born Aug. 25, 1954, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late David and Clara Belle (Hunter) Uhring.

A 1972 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Sandy was currently employed as a correction officer at Correction Corporation of America. She had previously worked at Giant Eagle and Floral Plus.

Sandy enjoyed flowers, animals and working on the family farm.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, George, whom she married Jan. 13, 1973; her children, Henry (Kim) Budaker of Austintown and Melanie Budaker of Austintown; a sister, Diane (Wade) Rose of Mineral Ridge; a cousin, Cindy Lawrence of Austintown; and her dog, Peaches.

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

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

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CANFIELD – Virginia W. Shorten, of Canfield, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Park Vista of Youngstown.

She was born Mary Virginia Williams in Albion, Ill. on Oct. 29, 1921, the daughter of Dick Campbell and Grace Belle Williams.

“Ginny” attended Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., graduating in 1943. She served a dietetic internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, where she met her husband, Edward Arthur Shorten, M.D. They were married in 1944. Her husband died in April of 2009.

Ginny’s life was defined by her family, friends, hobbies, travels, and service to her community and others.

One of her greatest causes was the YWCA, where she served in various positions over the years - President, Interim Director, Board of Trustees and Chair of several Capital Fund Drives.

Other organizations for which she provided leadership in various roles include Planned Parenthood of Mahoning County; the Kidney Foundation of Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull County; the United Way of Youngstown for which she was the first woman to serve as General Chair; Unitarian Universalist Church; Canfield Historical Society; the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; Youngstown Area Arts Council; Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED); the Democratic Party; Battered Persons Crisis Center; Youngstown Community Theatre; League of Women Voters; Mahoning County Grand Jury for which she was the first female Grand Jury Foreman in 1975. Ginny was also a member of the New Century Club.

Ginny was always a champion for women’s rights and causes. For several years, she hosted a local TV show called “Woman’s Place” which addressed women’s issues. Over the years, she gave over 100 public speeches for women’s rights.

Ginny was recognized for her contribution to the community by receiving the Jefferson Award in 1983 given by ABC for meritorious community service. She received Woman of the Year in 1990 given by the YWCA.

Ginny and Art traveled widely. In 1970, they served with Care/Medico in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 1975, they served with AmDoc in Kenya. From riding the rapids of the Colorado River to exploring China and Africa to trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal, they encountered many adventures around the world and have left many friends wherever they went.

Ginny was an avid crafts woman. She could knit anyone into a corner and she made many beautiful quilts. She painted the birds and masks carved by her husband. She was an excellent cook. She played tennis, skied (reluctantly) and golfed.

Many in the community knew Ginny through her volunteer efforts and leadership; however, those close to her knew her to be a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

Ginny and Art always opened their home and hearts to so many in friendship at times of need or just in life’s celebrations. It is virtually impossible to capture the spirit of Ginny in print as those who know her will attest. She leaves a void in the lives of those who have loved her.

Ginny was predeceased by her husband, Edward Arthur Shorten, M.D., in April of 2009. She was also predeceased by five brothers and a sister.

She leaves behind her loving children, Rick (Alix Foster) Shorten of La Conner, Wash., Susan (Patrick Lynch) Shorten of Whispering Pines, N.C., David (Carole) Shorten of Camp Verde, Ariz. and Scott (Michele Hatherill, M.D.) Shorten, M.D. of Hudson.

She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jessie, Peter (Anna-Bridgette), and Andy Shorten, Corey (Cody) Hartman, Brandy and Gina Shorten, Carrie (Dan) Eyer and Joanna and Tim Lynch; two great-grandchildren, Alexa Hartman and Cassidy Eyer; and many, many nieces and nephews.

“Ginny had so many dear friends, but the family would like to especially recognize the Ahmad family who are an extension of our family – Dr. Iftikhar and Nadira Ahmad, Fataima (David) Warner and Leah (Sean) Berry.

Anne Marie and Joe Houk have been very special friends to Art and Ginny and the whole family and indispensable to our family over the past years.

Ed Hlasta has helped our parents for many decades and Ginny and Art shared a mutual devotion with him.

The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers and staff of Park Vista who showed such caring and dignity to Ginny these past nine months. We would also like to acknowledge the caregivers of Hospice of the Valley and Home Instead who provided such support for us these last few weeks.”

There will be a memorial service celebrating Ginny’s life on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Youngstown at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send donations in honor and memory of Ginny to the Youngstown YWCA, Planned Parenthood, or the Canfield Historical Society.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Garcia “Terry” Racicot passed away on Sept. 22, 2012, at the age of 85.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Varanelli Racicot of Columbia; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Ellen Racicot of Ruidoso, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law Rita and Rob Trimble of Columbia, daughter Michelle Racicot, also of Columbia and daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Tim Morinelli of Destin, Fla.; and poppa of four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Talbot; a son, Stephan Racicot; and great-granddaughter, Isabella Patterson.

A member of the Gateway Baptist Church, Mr. Racicot was born in New York City. He lived his youth in New England before entering the U.S. Navy, where he met Rosie, his wife of 57 years.

Formerly of New Wilmington, Pa., Mr. Racicot was an accomplished musician, a featured vocalist at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, where he was famous for his renditions of “The Night Before Christmas,” choral director at Wilmington Area High School, and drummer for a nightclub act featuring Rosie as vocalist. Terry was once a regional manager for World Book, and was a retired drug and alcohol counselor who used lessons learned from his own sobriety of more than 50 years to help others overcome addictions “One Day At A Time.”

Memorials can be made to Isabella’s Gift, P.O. Box 98, Ballentine, SC 29002.

Please visit www.southcarolinacremation.com to leave expressions of sympathy for the Racicot family.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Derrick Oran Turner, 48, who departed this life unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Turner was born July 21, 1964, in Hickory, N.C., a son of Jimmy R. and Juanita Shuford Turner and came here at a young age.

He graduated from Wilson High School in 1982 and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He attended the New Castle School of Trade, worked at Star Supply Outlet, General Motors, and various jobs in the area.

Mr. Turner leaves his mother, Juanita (William) Minter of Boardman; his father, Jimmy R. Turner of Hickory; a sister, Dana E. Hubbard; two brothers, William (Bill) Minter, both of Youngstown and Damon L. Minter of Columbus; grandfather Walter J. Shuford of Binghamton, N.Y.; a niece, Ceyaire Hubbard; two nephews, Cornelius Hubbard Jr. and Dante J. Minter; a great-niece, Taylynn Johnson, all of Youngstown; five aunts, Beth Shuford of Binghamton, Dorothy Taylor of Alexandria, Va. Rose Ann Propst and Betty T. Anthony, both of Hickory and Beatrice Turner of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a host of cousins and family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary A. Shuford, Madison Dalton and Roberta Turner; and an aunt, Paula Shuford.

Friends may call from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

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DE LEON, TEXAS – John “Buck” Bachinger Jr., 57, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his beloved lake house surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1955, in Eberschwang, Austria, to John Bachinger and Maria Karsti Bachinger.

He married Marie Elaine Rogers on Sept. 3, 1988, in Georgetown, Texas.

John immigrated to the United States from Austria with his parents as a baby. He moved to Texas in the early 1970s after serving in the U.S. Army. He loved living in Texas.

John was employed as a machinist at FMC in Stephenville, Texas. He attended the Liberty Baptist Church in De Leon. He enjoyed fishing, sitting on his front porch, science fiction, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marie Bachinger; parents, John Bachinger and Maria Karsti Bachinger; sons, Paul Carone and wife, Stephanie and Peter Carone and wife, Donna; daughter, Julie Carone-Goode and husband, Jammie; brothers, Mike Bachinger and Bob Bachinger and wife, Su; sister, Anna Marie Keck and husband, John; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Nowlin Anders Funeral Home in De Leon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church in De Leon. Pastor Daryl Hirst will officiate the service.

Pallbearers will be Paul Carone, Peter Carone, Colten Carone, Mike Bachinger, Bob Bachinger and Jammie Goode. Graveside services will follow at De Leon Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church at 901 CR 475, De Leon, TX 76444, in memory of John.

Visit www.nowlinandersfh.com to post online condolences.

“Our Family Caring for Your Family”

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AUSTINTOWN – Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard for Robert L. Fair, 90, formerly of Hubbard and Florida, who passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Omni Manor Health Care Center in Youngstown.

Robert was born June 20, 1922, in West Middlesex, Pa., a son of Harry H. and Grace Livingston Fair.

Robert was a stationary engineer at Youngstown Sheet & Tube. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dolores M. Shartle, whom he married Oct. 11, 1947; his children, Robert L. (Rose) Fair of Negley, David L. Fair of Tullahoma, Tenn., Dian L. (James) McCormick of Ashland, Ky., and Roger L. (Charlotte) Fair of Austintown; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, James E. Fair of Tampa, Fla.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard A. Fair; his brothers, Harry Fair, William Fair, and Richard Fair; and his sisters, Laverne Williams, and Jean Kuluvar.

There will be calling hours on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, two hours prior to the service from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite veteran’s charity in memory of Robert.

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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“Together Again”

AUSTINTOWN – Edith M. “Honey” Herman, 81, passed away peacefully, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Youngstown, the daughter of William and Edith Allen.

Edith was a lifelong resident of Austintown, an active member of the Wickliffe Christian Church, the Christian Women’s Association, and the Youngstown Osteopathic Guild. She enjoyed going to lunch with her friends and spending time with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her three daughters, Judy (Jim Jordan) Doyle of Austintown, Elise Herman of Austintown and Christine (Butch) Ransbottom of Hot Springs, Ark.; three grandchildren, Alicia (Jeff) Layton of Florida, Craig Doyle of Akron and Harley (Nicole Zack) Brocious of Hot Springs; four great-grandchildren; Ellie Layton, Mika Brocious, Jackson and Paige Doyle; and her extended Jordan family.

Edith was preceded in death by her loving husband, Christian “Sandy” Herman, whom she married July 7, 1949; two great-grandsons, Jeff and Jake Layton; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

Friends will be received from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services. Pastor Andy Wade will officiate.

Interment will be at Four Mile Run Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wickliffe Christian Church.

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

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

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YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m., at the Tabernacle Baptist Church for Mrs. Harriet Mae Copeland, 86, who departed this life on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Copeland was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Fishing Creek, N.C., a daughter of Aron and Ethel B. Williams Kearney.

She was a 1942 graduate of John Hawkins High School. She worked 19 years in the dietary department of St. Elizabeth Health Center, retiring in 1988. She was a 66 year member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, its Deaconess Ministry for 52 years, the Baptismal Committee, Consolation Committee, Sunday School, Bible Study, Hospitality Ministry and Young at Heart Club. She was also a member of the Third Baptist Keenagers Group.

She leaves to cherish her precious and beloved memory, five children, Jacqueline C. Currie of Austintown, Michael B. Copeland of Florida, Colleen (Carson) Brown of Winter Haven, Fla., Van D. Copeland of Youngstown and Maurice Copeland of Atlanta; a brother, Arthur Rogers Kearney of Henderson, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Van J. Copeland, whom she married June 21, 1946 and who passed away Dec. 17, 1993; a brother, Willie Ray; and a grandson, Antony “Tony” Ryan Copeland.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

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

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POLAND – Mary Elizabeth Stacy, passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2012, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center.

Mary was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Youngstown, into the loving family of John and Susanna (Uitto) Namie.

She was a 1939 graduate of Poland Seminary High School and had resided in Poland her entire life. She was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church of New Middletown and had greatly enjoyed her experience with the Jewish/Christian Dialog Group.

On Aug. 14, 1943, she married James Harold Stacy, who died Aug. 30, 1981.

Mary was a homemaker with many interests. She shared her passion for reading and love of sports and took an active interest in politics as a member of the Poland Republican Women’s Committee and after was presiding judge through her 25 years on the board of voters.

She taught her family many wise solutions to life difficulties and set a clean standard of living for them to follow. Her witty sense of humor, which she kept until the very end, brought smiles and laughter to all who know her. In her later years the combination of her independent nature and dementia got her into much mischief. Even in her 90s at her Masternick home you would hear “Slow down Mary” many times a day. She was also the trivia queen there and was loved by many residents and staff alike.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Susan Noel of Columbiana; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Stacy of Lowellville; four grandchildren, Ron (Staci) Solvesky, Colleen (Jeff) Ritterspach, Jim (April) Stacy and Gary Stacy; and seven great-grandchildren, Tristan, Cody and Chase Stacy, Brooke and Heather Ritterspach, and Harleigh and Hunter Solvesky.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James Stacy on March 18, 2010. She also was preceded by four sisters and two brothers.

Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church of New Middletown, with Pastor Larry Klinker officiating.

Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Friends will be received Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

The family would like to thank the special people at Masternick who lovingly cared for Mary.

The family asks that all donations take the form of memorial contributions in Mary’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tabernacle Baptist Church for Darrell T. Smith, 51, who departed this life Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born Dec. 2, 1960, in Youngstown, a son of Richard E. and Nellie L. Smallwood Smith.

He worked for Sampson Steel and was a caregiver for various nursing homes in the area. He was a member of the church and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He leaves his mother of Youngstown; children Darrell Smith Jr. of Colorado, Lameer and Lamon Smith, both of Youngstown, Lashanna Fareed of Florida, Lamar Smith of Minnesota, and Laquawn Smith of Warren; brother Christopher (Juliette) Smallwood and Larry Smith, all of Youngstown, Richard (Jackie) Smith of Phoenix, and twins Donald (Debbie) Smith of Seattle and Ronald (Rosie) Smith of England; and a sister, Cordelia (Willie) Bethune of Cleveland.

His father preceded him in death.

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

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YOUNGSTOWN – Charles J. Walkowiec, 47, of the city’s west side, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 24, 2012, following a 10-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Charles was born June 9, 1965, in Youngstown, a son of the late Michael and Rose Woloschak Walkowiec, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1984 graduate of Chaney High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy.

After returning home from the Navy, Chuckie worked various jobs in the area. He was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Chas leaves his brother, Michael (Crystal) Walkowiec of Boardman; his sister, Kathryn Walkowiec of Stockton, Calif.; his nephew and godson, Zenin Walkowiec; his niece, Delia Walkowiec; and many extended family members.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road in Youngstown, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home and continue at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave. in Youngstown.

Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Due to Chuckie’s untimely death, the family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution do so by donating to the funeral home to help the family with final expenses.

Special thanks are extended by Chuckie’s family to Greg and Frank Senediak and to Shirley Rogers for the kindness shown and care given to Chuckie during his extended illness.

Vichnaya Pamyat! Memory Eternal!

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

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HUBBARD – James Joseph “Jimmy” Marucci, 29, died Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2012, at University Hospital in Cleveland.

He was born Nov. 23, 1982, in Youngstown, a son of Jim and Becky Ryser Marucci and was a lifelong Hubbard resident.

Jimmy was a member of St. Patrick Church and a graduate of Hubbard High School. He was the lead machine operator for AfterburnerFX in Hubbard for 10 years.

Jimmy belonged to Global Gym in Niles, enjoyed playing paintball, watching wrestling, especially WWF, loved hanging out with his cousins and was an avid action movie watcher.

He leaves his parents, Jim and Becky of Hubbard; a sister, Dana at home; paternal grandmother, Mary Virginia Kundus of Boardman; maternal grandfather, Joe Ryser of Hubbard; nine aunts; eight uncles; and numerous cousins. Jimmy also leaves his pack, Boughie, Cinnamon, Jax and Harley.

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

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.

Interment will be at St. John Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jimmer Cancer Benefit, P.O. Box 5574, Poland, OH 44514.

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

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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, preceded by a 9:20 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Louise M. Diorio, 93, who passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2012, which would have been her 65th wedding anniversary.

Louise will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for being an exceptional mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker.

She was born July 3, 1919, in Youngstown, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Rochelle and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1937 graduate of The Rayen School and a member of St. Dominic Church, the Casa Sovia Club and the Over 55 Club.

Prior to her marriage to her beloved husband, Daniel, she was a secretary with Automatic Sprinkler and Attorney Kryzan.

Upon her marriage she was a homemaker and co-owner with her husband of the Empire Club Tavern in Youngstown, where she made her famous chili hot dog sauce.

After her husband’s passing away she then worked at the Homemaker Shop in the Southern Park Mall.

Louise enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family, especially going to all her grandchildren’s sporting events. Her entire family will dearly miss her famous spaghetti sauce.

Her husband, Daniel P. Diorio, whom she married Sept. 24, 1947, died Jan. 5, 1976.

She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, three children, Daniel J. Sr. (Jody) Diorio and Dr. William D. (Mary Eileen) Diorio, both of Boardman, and Donna (John) Carbon of Canfield; seven grandchildren, Daniel J. Diorio Jr., Brianne (Atty. Justin) Alaburda, Maria L. (Atty. Ryan) Melewski, William D. Diorio, John (Fiancé Rachael) Carbon, Caitlin E. Diorio and Joseph Carbon; a great-granddaughter Emily Alaburda; a great-grandson who will be born in the next few weeks; a sister-in-law, Rose Rachella of Youngstown; a brother-in-law, Donald Donofrio of Liberty Township; and many nieces and nephews .

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Rachella; and three sisters, Antoinette and Phyllis Rochelle and Amy Donofrio.

Friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in 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 Diorio family.

Louise’s family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the North Wing nurses, aids and residents of Omni Manor Nursing Home, including administrator Paul Fabian, as well as to Betty Hart, Louise’s roommate, and to the professional staff of Hospice of the Valley for the kindness, comfort, and care that they provided Louise at her time of great need.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Ryan Keith Slade, 20, who departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

Mr. Slade was born Feb. 6, 1992, in Youngstown, a son of Brian K. Slade and LaWanda Maddox.

He attended Youngstown City School and was a member of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a child, he played football with the Youngstown Little Titans Football Organization. He enjoyed sports, music, singing and being with family.

He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his father, Brian; mother and stepfather, Lawanda and Michael Gibbs, all of Youngstown; four brothers, Sammy Anderson and Brandon Whitman, both of Youngstown, Brian Slade Jr. of Houston and Brandon Slade of Columbus; four sisters, Shakela Hudson, Samiya Slade and LaQualyn Fuller, all of Youngstown and Zanise Mitchell of Campbell; grandparents Shawn and Katherine McCall of Austintown, Sharon Slade of Youngstown and Ernest Graham of Houston; great-grandfather Rodney Slade of New Castle, Pa.; girlfriend Ebony Mickel of Youngstown; and a host of loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Willie Maddox; great-grandmothers, Juanita Baker and Mae Graham; and aunt, Kelly Watkins.

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

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ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in Poland, for former Ohio resident, Frank J. Dudek Jr., 69, who passed away Sept. 16, 2012, in St. Augustine, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

He was born and raised in Youngstown, born on June 28, 1943, to the late Frank and Clara Burek Dudek. He was a longtime resident of Poland and after 25 years, he retired from teaching mathematics at Canfield Middle School.

He received his Bachelors in Education from Youngstown University and his Masters Degree from Westminster College.

He met his wife, Joan Cackowski, at Youngstown University Newman Club and they were married in 1967 at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.

Mr. Dudek had a deep love of his family, a passion for teaching and a love for animals.

He leaves his wife of 45 years, Joan (Cackowski) Dudek; his daughter, Laura Martin and her husband, David Martin of St. Augustine; his granddaughters, Katy, Emily and Julie, who were the “light of his life;” his niece, Kelly Bartlo; and many cousins and many close friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his son, David; and sister Carol Bartlo.

There are no calling hours planned.

A private burial will be held at Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Kirila Funeral Home Inc., 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers.

Visit www.kirilafh.com to view this obituary.

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POLAND – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville for Roseann C. Rogers, 63, who passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 25.

Roseann was born June 6, 1949, in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Mary (DeBernardo) Rogers.

She had attended Leonard Kirtz School and was a receptionist at the Purple Cat.

Roseann will always be remembered by her uncles, Sam Rogers and Jim DeBernardo; her aunts, Verna Penwell and Margaret Rogers Everly; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman and again from 10 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass on Friday, Sept. 28, at the church.

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

A special thank you to all of her caregivers and staff at ISLE and to her many special friends at the Purple Cat who touched her life.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

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