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PALM DESERT, CALIF. - John F. Butryn, 69, born on June 19, 1947, in Youngstown, passed away on Oct. 17, 2016. He resided in Palm Desert.

Arrangements were handled by Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, Calif.

John leaves to cherish his memory, his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, Jason, Kendra and Blake Butryn.

Also surviving are his brother, Thomas (Charlene) Butryn of Austintown; sisters Frances (George) Spencer of Columbiana; Jo (Cliff) Dech of Greer, S.C.; and Julie (Ronald) Cook of Marblehead.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Carmella Butryn of Boardman.

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SALEM - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel for Richard James Cutting, 73, who passed away Monday morning, Oct. 24, at Grace Woods Senior Living Center in Salem.

Richard was born Dec. 15, 1942, in Canfield, the son of John and Pearl (Mitchell) Cutting.

He was a graduate of Canfield High School, class of 1960, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Galveston. Richard received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy on July 28, 1964.

He retired in 1999, from Mercer Welding, as a welder after 30 years of service. Prior to that, he worked at Baird Trailer Manufacturing. He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church and was an avid hunter and horseman.

Richard is survived by one sister, Geraldine M. Brown of Canfield; two nephews, Steven (Theresa) Brown of Canfield and Thomas (Laura) Brown of Youngstown; one niece, Lynn Fredo of Salem; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Cutting; one sister, Eleanor Pricer; and one nephew, Dale Brown.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

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

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PETERSBURG - A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown for James E. Holland, 70, who passed away on Sunday evening at home.

James was born on Oct. 22, 1946, in Akron, a son of James N. and Edna M. Hilton Holland.

He lived in the area his whole life, and worked for 40 years as an operating engineer through Local No. 66. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Marines.

James married the former Beverly A. Leipply on June 6, 1974.

Besides his wife Beverly, he leaves one son, Mathew J. (Kristen) Holland of Liberty; one daughter, Kimberlee A. (Clifton) Lambert of East Palestine; three brothers, John Holland of Hubbard, William Holland of Brooksville, Fla. and David (Lorna) Holland of Mims, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Skyler, Gavin and Piper Clifton, and Haley and Riley Holland.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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HOWLAND TOWNSHIP - George Arrel Nash Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from complications of a stroke.

George was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Youngstown, to Virginia Wick and George Arrel Nash, who preceded him in death.

George and was a descendant of the Arrel family who were early settlers of Poland.

It was in Poland that George developed a lifelong love of nature and animals while working on the Arrel farm and exploring the Poland Woods.

His high school years were spent in Conneaut, where he played tennis, kayaked on Lake Erie, and rode horses, including a trip back to Poland with his best friend, Tom Waddle, who was like a brother to George. He graduated from Rowe High School in Conneaut, then left home for college at Miami University in Oxford. There, he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and began naval officer training in the ROTC program.

After graduating from Miami in 1953, George toured the world as a lieutenant with the U.S. Navy. He served as chief engineer aboard the destroyer USS Hale. During his service, he earned the Order of Magellan certificate for circumnavigating the globe and the Domain of the Golden Dragon for crossing the international dateline.

When George returned from the service, he met and married Martha Jane Campbell, with whom he shared his life for over 60 years.

He was employed for 33 years by Packard Electric before retiring in 1988 as a divisional buyer. In his retirement, George enjoyed sailing from his cottage at Pymatuning Lake, traveling with “Janie” and friends, bicycling with his buddy, Tom Waddle, walking his dog, Lucy, at Mosquito Lake, and enjoying the beach, birds and wildlife while wintering in Florida.

George was active for many years at the Howland Community Church as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and trustee. He also served as a trustee at the Central Christian Church of Warren, where he was a member. He also built houses as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer in Immokalee, Fla.

George is survived by his loving wife, Janie; daughter Virginia Gibson (J. Thomas) Strock of Nashport; two grandsons, Donn Thomas (Amanda) Strock of Grove City, Ohio and Arrel Kirtland Strock of Orlando, Fla.; and a great-granddaughter, Ruby Leigh Strock.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, and also one hour prior to the 2 p.m. celebration of life service on Thursday at the Central Christian Church, 251 E. Market St. in Warren, with Pastors Marc Runyon and Mary Ann Short officiating.

A private family burial will be at Poland Riverside Cemetery in Poland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in George’s memory to the Central Christian Church, 251 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44483; the Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren, OH 44484; or the Salvation Army, Warren Citadel, 270 Franklin St. SE, Warren, OH 44483.

Please visit www.robertsclarkchapel.com to make online condolences to the family and view the obituary.

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NEW MIDDLETOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at St. Cyril & Methodius Church, celebrated by Fr. John Jerek, for Albert J. Susa, 91, who passed away on Oct. 22, 2016, after an illness.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

“Al” was born May 8, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of John P. and Mary A. (Check) Susa, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1944 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

He served with the 168th Combat Engineers in Europe in World War II. During the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes and Central Europe, he received three battle stars. After the Battle of the Bulge, the 168th were awarded the title The Little Kings of St. Vitt.

He retired in 1981 from Youngstown Sheet & Tube-LTV Steel Company after serving 33 years as an electrical lineman in the Briar Hill Works Division.

Al was an avid bowler and was a member of the Youngstown Men’s Bowling Association and bowled in many area leagues and tournaments.

He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post No. 87 of Youngstown, where he held offices of senior vice commander and trustee. Al was a volunteer with the Veteran’s Association Clinic of Youngstown.

His hobbies were listening to and watching baseball, football, woodworking, electrical and gardening and loved solving crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

Al was a lifelong member of St. Cyril & Methodius (Slovak) Church of Youngstown, where he was a church councilman and member of the Senior Citizens, Infant Jesus of Prague, and served on the gift and memorial committee.

Mr. Susa leaves behind his wife, Theresa (Wojton) Susa, whom he married on Sept. 2, 1950; three daughters, JoAnn (David) Woytek of Charlotte, N.C., Cynthia (Peter) Poulakos of New Middletown, and Carolyn Kollar of Twinsburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine and son-in-law Dale Szallai; and his sisters, Margaret Mihalik, Helen Trepac, and Mary Kohut.

The family has entrusted the care of Albert to the Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home in Boardman, where they will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. and again on Thursday morning, Oct. 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The Susa family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Whispering Pines for their compassionate care of Al during the five years that he spent there.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Albert’s memory.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to send the family condolences.

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NORTH LIMA - Richard “Dick” D. Schneider, 82, died Sunday evening, Oct. 23, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Richard, affectionately known by family and friends as “Dick,” was born July 18, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of Eugene and Marie Ammon Schneider.

A lifelong area resident, Dick was a 1952 graduate of South High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany for two years. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Youngstown and worked as a brick layer for his father’s family business, E.L. Schneider & Sons. He later became a firefighter for the Boardman Fire Department, where he retired in 1985, after 25 years of service. Dick also owned and operated R.D. Schneider Landscaping, Family Cycle Center, and the Beaver Party Shop. He was a member of the Ohio Firefighter’s Association, Local Firefighter’s Union 1176, and St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman.

In his free time, Dick enjoyed collecting and restoring muscle and vintage cars.

Dick is survived by his wife, the former Margaret L. Coberly, whom he married June 2, 1954; seven children, James Schneider of Rosemount, Minn., Michael (Jeanette) Schneider of North Lima, Thomas (Heather) Schneider of Minneapolis, Susan (Dean) Baytos of Boardman, Dr. William (Natali) Schneider of North Lima, Ronald (Dala) Schneider of Leetonia, and Raymond (Tina) Schneider of Leetonia; brother, John Schneider of Boardman; sister, Regina (Michael) Sanko of Boardman; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Eugene, and Robert Schneider; and three sisters, Mary Ann Uray, Margaret Sylvester, and Ruth Robinson.

A prayer service will be held on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Entombment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Although flowers are beautiful, the family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mr. Schneider’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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YOUNGSTOWN - A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Mrs. Joe Ann Williams, 63, who departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at her residence.

Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 27, 1952, in Youngstown, a daughter of Willie Hardy and Eleanor Coston.

She was a caregiver for Colonial Manor, a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church and an Eastern Star.

She leaves her husband, Alfred Williams Jr., whom she married Oct. 10, 1996; two daughters, Loriane D. McKinnon and Debra (David Williams) Hickson, all of Youngstown; two sons, Leslie M. Hickson of Marion and Richard D. (Diane Wainwright) Hickson of Youngstown; two stepdaughters, Tiffany Jennings of Youngstown and Kendall Hickson Medlea of Toledo; 17 grandchildren, including Jauwan Field, whom she reared; 14 great-grandchildren, including Jalon Stanford, whom she reared; special friends, Cassie Workman and Diane Oliver; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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