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TOLEDO Irving Jacobson, 82, originally of Youngstown, died Nov. 9, 2013, in Flower Hospital in Sylvania.
The son of Adolph and Maryl Steinfeldt Jacobson, he was a graduate of Rayen High School and attended Youngstown State College, later serving in the U.S. Army 97th Band as a trumpet player during the Korean War.
He married the former Rénee Myers, also of Youngstown.
A career marketer, he specialized in the sale of microwave ovens, and as a sales leader was recognized for his achievements by induction into the Galvin Knight Honor Society. Along with his wife, he owned and operated the former IJ Company, retiring in 2010, and relocating to Toledo. A former member of Temple El Emeth where he served on the board, his current memberships include Congregation Etz Chayim, its Mens Club and the Jewish War Vets.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Esther Lapidus; and brother, Lawrence Jacobson.
Surviving are his wife, Rénee Jacobson; sons, Alan (Lily) Jacobson, Marc (Nancy) Jacobson; daughter, Beth (Bob) Adleman; brother, Stanley (Julie)Jacobson; brother-in-law, Rabbi Michael Myers; grandchildren, Sara, Leah, Becky and Michelle Jacobson, Zachary Adleman; and also great-grandchildren,Jacoby and Ellie.
Services will be held today, Nov. 11, 2013, at noon at the Robert H. Wick / Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Road in Toledo. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.
Folllowing services and through Thursday, family and friends will be received in the home of Marc and Nancy Jacobson.
Memorial tributes suggested to Congregation Etz Chayim and Sunday School Ohr Chadash.
COLUMBIANA Michael F. Beard, age 30, died at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his home.
He was born Jan. 23, 1983, in Youngstown, the son of Shirley Bartholow Beard and the late Donald F. Beard.
He was a 2001 graduate of South Range High School and graduated from the Columbiana Career Center as a welder. Michael was employed at the Hickey Fabricating Metals in Salem as a welder.
He was a member of the Christs Church in Boardman, member of the Welders Association, treasurer of the city of Columbiana AAA Group and was an avid fisherman.
His mother, Shirley Beard of Columbiana survives him; along with two sisters, Jana Beard of Columbiana and Tami (Jay) Hunt of Kensington; a brother, William D. (Patty) Beard of Columbiana; two aunts, Cindy Cook of Columbiana with whom he made his home and Cherryl (Francis) Blinsky of Columbiana; a niece; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Christs Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, with the Rev. John Selders officiating.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. before the funeral. Burial will be at Paradise Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
Visit www.starkmemorial.com to view Michaels obituary and send condolences.
AUSTINTOWN - Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Neil E. Red Stertzbach, 77, who died Saturday afternoon at his home.
Neil was born June 3, 1936, in Canton, the son of Robert G. and S. Jane (Shiltz) Stertzbach. He moved to the Youngstown area in 1951.
He was a 1954 graduate of Youngstown Chaney High School and would then serve in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Boston in the Mediterranean Sea. He worked at Wean United for over 31 years, retiring in 1987. After retiring from Wean, he began a career as a manufacturing engineer at Northeast Manufacturing, where he was still currently employed.
He was a member of the American Welding Society, and an active member of the Youngstown Saxon Club. In 1987, he was honored as its man of the year for his dedicated service since becoming a member in 1972. He had served as the clubs head trustee, second vice president, and for years was involved with the clubs youth organizations, including reorganizing and managing the clubs baseball team and running basketball tournaments. He also served on other committees, including serving as branch 30s bocce commissioner. He was appointed to the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons Youth National Committee in 1980, and in 1985 elected as a trustee. In 1990, he served as U.S. Youth Group Leader at the Alliances Youth Rally in Austria, and in 1991, was awarded the ATS Honor Pin, the highest award recognized by the organization.
He will be missed always and forever by his wife, Annie Stertzbach, whom he married Aug. 1, 1987; two sons, Mark D. Lynn and Duane A. Lynn, both of Berlin Center; a daughter, Michele R. (Thomas) Mann; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Zac Mann of Simpsonville, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and S. Jane and a stepmother, Violet Stertzbach.
Red will be sadly missed by his many friends who may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday evening and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the Saxon Club Memorial Fund or Second Harvest Food Bank in Reds memory.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and to send condolences.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Joseph T. Zumpella, 97, of W. Cherry Street, passed away the afternoon of Nov. 9, 2013, at Jameson Hospital.
Born in New Castle on April 23, 1916, he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Pasqualina Cea Zumpella.
On July 21, 1938, he married the former Mary Frank, and the two spent many happy years together until she preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1997.
Joseph retired as car inspector for Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and the Holy Name Society of the Church. Joseph belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council No. 512. He was also a member and officer of the former Christopher Columbus Society.
An avid golfer, he was the treasurer for the Mohawk Senior Golf League for 25 years. Joseph also loved gardening.
Joseph is survived by his son, Clement Zumpella and wife Denise of Struthers; sister, Connie Maiorano of New Castle; grandchildren, Lisa Jordan and husband John and Joseph Zumpella and wife Danielle; and great-grandson, Alexander Joseph Zumpella.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clement, Michael, Frank, and Ernest Zumpella; and sister, Jennie Cenname.
Visitation will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S Mill St., New Castle PA 16101.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, officiated by Fr. William Siple. A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m.
Entombment will take place at Castleview Memorial Gardens.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to offer online condolences to the family.
HUBBARD James M. Pinchot, 74, died Saturday morning Nov. 9, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
He was born July 27, 1939, in Youngstown, a son of Michael and Mary Belovich Pinchot.
Mr. Pinchot, a 1958 graduate of East High School, retired from the Youngstown Fire Department in 1994 where he served for 28 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially when he shared this time with his sons and grandchildren. Jim most recently volunteered for K9s for Compassion with therapy dogs Sam and Woody, visiting various schools, libraries, childrens programs, nursing homes and hospitals with his pet partners. He loved to talk to people especially strangers and was happiest when he shared ideas with them.
He leaves his wife, the former Mary Ellen Mimi Garasky, whom he married July 21, 1962; two sons, Brian (Kathy) Pinchot of Versailles, and Robert Pinchot of Fowler; three granddaughters, Rachel, Rebecca and Sarah of Versailles; a grandson, Tyler of Fowler; and his faithful hunting companion, his black lab Bubba.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a younger brother, Richard Pinchot.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
NILES - Mary Alice Zucco, 63, passed away peacefully at 9:39 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a four year illness.
Alice was born in Warren, on May 31, 1950, the daughter of Thomas H. and Mary E. (Stephens) Holbrook and has lived in Niles all her life.
Alice was a 1968 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a member of the Niles Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, crafting, and especially spending quality time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband James P. Zucco, whom she married on April 30, 1969; son, Joe (Lara) Zucco of Niles; step-son, Michael (Malissa) Magda of Sugar Hill, Ga.; her mother, Mary Holbrook; sister, Bonnie (James) Sarber; brother, John (Nicole) Holbrook Sr.; all of Niles. Eight grandchildren, Brooke and Hannah Zucco, Alex Lipp, Katelin and Mikayla Smith, Mike, Amanda and Gracie Magda; great-grandson, Christian Magda; and several nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her father on Dec. 30, 1977; brother, Henry Thomas Holbrook on Oct. 5, 1998; sister, Carol Jean Madsen on June 22, 2010; and her grandparents.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A private burial will be at Kerr Cemetery.
Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to view this tribute and send condolences.
HUBBARD There will be services held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Sara L. Sally Landy, 80, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at home.
Sally was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Youngstown, a daughter of Chester D. and Mary Alice Caddick Shaffer.
She was a 1952 graduate of Hubbard High School and a graduate of Youngstown Hospital School of Nursing.
She was an RN and IV Therapist for Youngstown Hospital Association for 40 years, working at Northside from 1955 to 1986, and at Southside from 1986 to 1995, retiring in 1995. She was a member of General Duty Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
She enjoyed bowling and traveling.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Hubbard.
Her husband, Thomas C. Landy, whom she married May 10, 1958, passed away Aug. 25, 2007.
She is survived by her sons, Richard D. Landy of Chicago, David C. (Beth) Landy of West Chester, and Stephen J. Landy of Hubbard and three grandchildren, Sarah Stephens, Leigh Stephens, and Matthew Landy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
There will be calling hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Sally will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 or MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.