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AUSTINTOWN - Alice M. Macalla, 100, of Ohio Living Park Vista Retirement Community, passed away from this world on May 10, 2019, at Park Vista. 

Alice was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Leetonia,  a daughter of the late  Fred and Edna (Lodge) Floding and was a lifelong area resident. 

She graduated from Leetonia High School in 1937, where she was Valedictorian. She received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree from Grove City College in 1941.  Alice worked for  Morgan and Powers law office as an executive secretary for several years  before becoming the business administrator for Dr. John J. McDonough, where she worked for 60 years.  She helped organize the Project Hope Benefit Art shows and was instrumental in organizing the John J. McDonough Museum of Art on Wick Ave.

Alice was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church for over 65 years. She was also very active with Park Vista activities, including the exercise program, travel club and the monthly out to dinner dates. Alice was an avid learner and had never stopped learning.  She felt there was always something new to learn  and was a contributor to the Life Long Learning Center at Ohio Living Park Vista.  She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Her husband, John D. Macalla, from Campbell, an elementary school teacher in Warren City Schools for over 40 years, whom she married Nov. 23, 1948, passed away Jan. 31, 2003. 

Alice leaves her loving daughters, Beverly (Michael) Amstutz of Huron, Shirley (Keith) Wise of West Des Moines, Iowa;  her grandchildren, Andrew Amstutz of Columbus, Justin (Kerry) Wise of Clive, Iowa, Philip (Amber) Amstutz of Independence, Ky., Kristin (Ben) Porter of Urbandale, Iowa, Ryan (Kelly) Wise of Denver, Colo., and Joshua (Meghan) Amstutz of Loveland, Ohio; as well as great-grandchildren, Finn, Evie and Samuel Wise of Clive, Iowa; Anderson, Collins and Blakely Amstutz of Independence, Ky.; Lincoln, Cameron and Gwendolyn Porter of Urbandale, Iowa and Ayla and Aveleen Amstutz of Loveland; Alice also leaves three nieces, Kathy (Harry) Macaulay, Jane (Bob) Morris and Mariellen (John) Timmer. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Alice was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Ruth Morris. 

Friends may call on Saturday, from noon. until 1 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. in Youngstown, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown,  OH 44503 or to the Park Vista Life Long Learning Center, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown,  OH 44504.

Guestbook Entries


“My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. It was a pleasure to know your family at Saint John’s. ”

 » Cindy Sharish  on May 19, 2019


“I so enjoyed Mrs Macalla weekly visits to the hair salon. It was a great pleasure to style her hair every week and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of loss. My deepest sympathies. Alma PS pro”

 » Alma Cummins  on May 16, 2019

from a St. John's choir person

“"Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting." BCP”

 » Judith Graziano on May 16, 2019

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