NEW CASTLE, PA. Robert E. Koski, 80, of Randolph Street, passed away the evening of June 15, 2013, at Jameson Hospital.
Born in New Castle on Oct. 24, 1932, Robert was the son of the late Lauri and Margaret Reiter Koski.
Surviving at home is his wife, the former Geraldine Liszka, whom he married on July 19, 1958.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War Era from 1950 to 1953.
Robert was a devoted member of the Christ Lutheran Church. After working for 32 years, Robert retired from Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, where he worked as a roller. Prior to that, he had worked for Youngstown Sheet and Tube.
He enjoyed fishing and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Robert loved spending time with his family and cherished the times with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Geraldine, Robert is survived by his five children, Robert Koski of Poland, Jeffrey Koski of New Castle, Gary Koski of Charlotte, N.C., Jennifer Herr and her husband, John of New Castle, and David Koski and his wife, Amber of New Castle; his brother, Larry Koski of Freemont, Neb.; his sister, Carol Bevington of Beaver, Pa.; and his five grandchildren, Ian Herr, Robert Herr, Alexandra Herr, Landon Koski and Ava Koski.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Koski.
Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, 1302 E. Washington St. in New Castle, Pa. 16101, officiated by Pastor Sean Walters.
Interment will take place in the veterans section at Parkside Cemetery and Mausoleum. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military honors at the cemetery.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to offer online condolences to the family.
NILES Rocco S. Butto, 90, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday June 13, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Niles.
He was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Niles, the son of Phillip and Marianna Caizza Butto Sr.
Rocco worked for 20 years as a laborer at Ohio Galvanizing and for 30 years at Ohio Corrugating before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, church usher, and festival volunteer. He also helped build Our Lady of Mount Carmel Rhodes Avenue School and was a member of Eastland Athletic Club and San Fellipe Neri Lodge.
He enjoyed playing old Italian card games with his son, bocce, checkers, baseball, avid New York Yankees and Niles McKinley Red Dragon fan.
His wife, Esther Newton Butto, whom he married Feb. 26, 1952, died Feb. 9, 2005.
He will be deeply missed by two sons, Joseph Butto and his wife, Pam of Niles and Anthony Butto, with whom he made his home; two grandchildren, Andrea Davis and her husband, Cory and Joshua Butto; one great-grandchild, Madalyn Pasek; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin Tinaro Butto and Philip T. Butto Jr.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Services of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles with Father James Korda officiating.
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
Friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and to send e-mail condolences.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
YOUNGSTOWN A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Third Baptist Church for Mrs. Gladys Louise Montgomery Marks, 81, who departed this life on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Marks was born on Aug. 3, 1931, in Youngstown, a daughter of Oliver L. and Emma L. Randall Montgomery.
She was a nurse for 27 years with St. Elizabeth Health Center, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the church, former president of its Missionary Society, member of its Nurses Guild and the Adult Ensemble Choir. She was also a member of the American Nurses Assoc. and Ohio Nurses Assoc. and was recognized by Whos Who in America.
She leaves her husband, Jeff H. Marks, whom she married July 7, 1959; children, Tyrone McMullen of Nevada, Carole L. Marks of Youngstown and Eric (Jacqueline) Marks of Tamarac, Fla.; siblings, Oliver (Thelma) Montgomery of Verona, Pa., Robert and Richard Montgomery, both of Youngstown and Charles (Gwendolyn) Montgomery Sr. of Campbell; seven grandchildren, Andre Marks of Centreville, Va., whom she reared, Carolyn McMullen, Eric Hodges, Rene Northern, Brandon Sampeur, Joseph Coleman and Stepfon Marks; and a great-granddaughter, Jada Sampeur.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Phyllis Montgomery, Mary J. Gibson and Carole A. Montgomery; and a brother, Herman Montgomery.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.