RANDOLPH - Violet Florence Boggess, PhD., Aunt Bud, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 19, 2014.
A graduate of Randolph High School, class of 1951, Vi went on to earn a Bachelors degree from Kent State University, as well as Masters and Doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University.
Her long career as an educator included teaching business education at Manchester High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School, Davey Junior High School and Southeast High School. In 1996, she retired from Youngstown State University, where she taught for 35 years, achieving the rank of professor, and serving several terms as chairman of the Business Education and Technology Department.
As a lifelong member of the Randolph Christian Church, now Friendship Bible Church, Vi served in many capacities, including director of the childrens and adult choirs, organist/pianist, and Sunday school teacher. Her compassionate and generous spirit enriched many lives both personally and professionally. Those fortunate enough to have lived nearby as children will remember her for organizing weekly Friday night neighborhood softball games, helping with homework, teaching piano and encouraging a love of music. She was truly Aunt Bud not only to her nieces and nephews, but to all of their friends and all the children of the neighborhood and the church.
She was preceded in death by parents Boyd and Ann Boggess of Randolph; niece Beth Johnson of Randolph; treasured friends Marilyn Palmer and Roberta Zagray; and her favorite childhood dog, Lucky.
Survivors include her two sisters, Janet (Harold) Young, and Sally (Billy T.) Johnson, both of Randolph. Aunt Bud is also survived by nieces and nephews Douglas (Teri) Young of Mountain View, Calif., Sharon (Curt) Smith of Akron, Kathleen (Terry) Wilhelm of Randolph, Sandra (Denny) Thorp of South Carolina, William Johnson of Randolph, Julianna Gonzalez of Florida, Christopher (Joelle) Johnson of Bridgeport, David Johnson of Randolph; as well as great-nieces and nephews Douglas Young of San Jose, Calif., Stephanie Smith of New Haven, Conn., Chad (Alison) Smith of Akron, Paul (Tanya) Wilhelm of Farmington, N.M., Nicholas (Haley) Wilhelm of Randolph, Rebecca (Keith) Wolford of Tallmadge, Mark (Karla) Wilhelm of Lubbock, Texas, Andrew (Jazmine) Wilhelm of Randolph, Michelle (Keith) Pruszynski of Dayton, Amy Johnson of Mogadore, Joshua (Allison) Johnson of Canfield, Joseph (Emily) Kuzma of Maine, David Kuzma of Virginia, Alissa Holmes of Florida, Sarah (Dustin) Smith of Pennsylvania, Matthew (Tiffany) Johnson of Bridgeport, and Chaz Lindsey of Bridgeport.
Vi is also survived by 19 great-great-nieces and nephews, and three more that will be born this fall; her beloved dogs, Makala and Nikita; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, from 5 until the 7 p.m. funeral service officiated by Chris Johnson.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.
Special thanks to Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice and her caregivers who allowed her to spend her final days in the comfort of her home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Randolph branch of the Portage County Library.
CANFIELD - John J. Jack Ball, 80, died early Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Ball was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Youngstown, a son of James and Harriett Richardson Ball.
A 1952 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Mr. Ball was employed by Youngstown Sheet & Tube and Republic Steel, and enjoyed working in their open hearths. He later worked for United Engineering, and retired from General Motors in 1993. He previously owned the former Post Form, Inc., which specialized in formica fabrication. Jack also worked one year for the Ohio State Patrol as a dispatcher, hoping to become a trooper before injuring his leg.
Jack was a dedicated family man and hard worker. Quite the craftsman, Jack could build or fix most anything. He built his family home in 1970, where he and his wife would raise their seven children and now host family gatherings at Nans and Papas. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, being outdoors, maintaining his yard, watching football and baseball, and family vacations to Disney World and the Outer Banks.
He was a member of the Canfield Presbyterian Church.
Jack leaves his wife of 59 years, the former Jane A. Davis, whom he married Sept. 17, 1955; six children, Linda (Barry) Morgan of Boardman, John (Deborah) Ball of Boardman, Janet (Lex) Prindle of Canfield, Mary Ball of Poland, Randall (Sara) Ball of Canfield, and Richard (Meghan) Ball of North Lima; a brother, Kenneth (Maria) Ball of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter-in-law, Karen Ball of Columbiana; a brother-in-law, William (Betty) Davis of Boardman; and a sister-in-law, Betty Lou Lentz of Beaver Creek. He was Papa to 13 grandchildren, Sarah (Pat) Scenna, Allison Morgan, Lex and Madison Prindle, Ginny and Katie Ball, Ashley and Thomas Crump, Randall Jr., Brooke, Morgan, and Hannah Ball and Bronwen Anne Ball; and three great-grandchildren, Barry and Kellen Pitzer, and Samuel Scenna.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son, James Ball; five sisters, Kathleen Ball, Sarah Averbach, Rebecca Beichler, Harriett Huth, and infant Alice Ball; and two brothers, Richard and Howard Ball.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St. in Boardman, with the Rev. Larry Bowald officiating. Interment will follow at the Columbiana Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mr. Balls name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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YOUNGSTOWN - Private services will be held at a later date at Lake Park Cemetery for Judith Ann Campbell, 70, who passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center with her family by her side.
Judith was born on July 27, 1944, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late of Mel and Minnie Mason Campbell.
Before retiring, she worked in the bakery department of Giant Eagle.
She is survived by a son, William C. Broll Jr. of Youngstown; a daughter, Brenda Broll of Coitsville; three grandchildren, Brian, Mike and Jessica Broll; and three great-grandchildren, Myleigh, Brooklyn and David Broll.
Judiths greatest love was spending time with family and especially time with her grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by two brothers and one sister.
The Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
YOUNGSTOWN - Dr. Barbara Jane Engelhardt, 85, formerly of Austintown, died Saturday evening, Sept. 20, 2014, at Park Vista Retirement Community.
Dr. Engelhardt was born Sept. 2, 1929, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of William and Dora Seiber Grimm.
Dr. Engelhardt received her B.S. from Muskingum College, her Masters degree from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing WRU, and her Ph.D. from Union Graduate School. Dr. Engelhardt was employed by University Hospital in Cleveland, the Youngstown Hospital Association, and the Choffin Practical Nursing Program, and retired in 1994 as a Professor of Nursing at Youngstown State University.
She was actively involved in and was a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, The Mahoning Valley Childbirth and Parent Education Association, LaLeche League, League of Women Voters, Friends of Austintown Library, and the Saxon Club. Dr. Engelhardt also was a volunteer for Hospice of the Valley and Mahoning County 4-H and taught English as a second language through the library system.
Her husband, Louis F. Engelhardt, whom she married Sept. 7, 1951, preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2011.
She is survived by three daughters, Jane (Jerry) Goddard of Boardman, Ann (Chuck) Hayes of Lancaster, Pa., and Sandra (Carl) Robenolt of Boardman; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Doris James of Springfield, Va.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman.
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BOARDMAN - Mary T. Glozer, 88, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Elizabeth Health Center with her family by her side.
Mary was born in Youngstown, on Dec. 18, 1925, the daughter of Martin Strojny and Mary Javorsky.
Mary attended Wilson High School and was a lifelong resident of the Youngstown area. She worked at American Paper Products in Boardman, retiring after 28 years in 1988. She was a member of St. Christine Church in Youngstown.
Mary was an avid bingo player and sports fan. One of her greatest joys was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary leaves a son, Dennis (Connie) of Boardman; a daughter, Sandra (Paul) Ritter of Villa Hills, Ky.; her grandchildren, Amanda (Nick) Hauch, Jessica (Ryan) Seydlorksi, and Paul, Nick and Sarah Ritter; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Glozer of Boardman; and great-grandchildren, Braiden, Gavin and Riley.
Her husband, George G. Glozer, whom she married in 1946, passed away in 1983.
She was also preceded in death by her son, George G. Glozer Jr.; a sister, Margaret; and brothers Martin, Stephen and John.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown. A funeral service will follow at St. Christines Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.
GIRARD - George A. Karabin, 78, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of the late Jack and Esther Caroline Karabin.
He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for eight years. He worked for Strohs as a beer driver for 29 years and Tri-County for five years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Rose Church, Saxton Club Branch 30 in Austintown and was also on the Saxton Club golf league. George enjoyed golfing, spending time traveling with his wife after retirement and enjoyed spending time at home with his family.
He leaves to cherish his wife, the former Matilda Millie Fata, whom he married Sept. 12, 1959; children George (Tracy) Karabin of Niles, Cindy (Bryan) Mayer of Pickerington, John Karabin of Conneaut, and Karey (John) Finney of Port Charlotte, Fla.; sister Mary Esther of Lowellville; twin brother Paul Karabin of Hubbard; grandchildren Thomas and Rocco Karabin, Alex and Delaney Mayer, Michael and Jonathan Karabin and Casey and Nichole Finney; great-grandchildren Kaleb, Latham and Malcolm; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Thomas Karabin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church, preceded by a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
George will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Karabin family.
MINERAL RIDGE A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hubbard for Michael T. Lally, 65, who passed away Saturday evening at Hospice House with his family at his side.
Michael was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Youngstown, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Clark) Lally.
He retired in July of 2008 from Owens Corning Manufacturing as an electrician. He was a member of the church and had donated his time as a driver for the American Cancer Society, taking cancer survivors to their appointments.
Michael was a true Jack-of-all-trades there wasnt anything he couldnt fix or at least try to. His hobbies also included woodworking, but most of all he loved boating. He would take his boat out as often as he could, and he especially loved boating on Lake Erie.
Besides his mother, Elizabeth, Michael leaves his wife, the former Kathleen Sayers, whom he married Aug. 2, 2008, and five children, Thomas Edward (Terri) Lally of North Lima, Katherine Elizabeth (Steve) Bero, and Kimberly (Mark) Russo, both of Boardman, Michelle (Matt) Monroe of Hudson, and Jeanne (Dan) Beck of North Lima. He also leaves three stepchildren, Kathy Ann May of Warren, and Jason J. Gromley and Jeremy Stephen Gromley, both of Niles; two sisters, Cindy Hallquist of Poland and Annette OConnell of Salem; one brother, Brian Lally of Poland; as well as 15 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Thomas, and one step great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hubbard followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice House in Michaels name.
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes Mineral Ridge Chapel.
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MCDONALD - Kenneth G. Money, 64, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at his residence surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer.
Ken will always be remembered by family and friends for his love, loyalty, generosity and humor.
He was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Vienna, the son of Kenneth T. and Ellen (Haynie) Money.
Ken was a 1967 graduate of Mathews High School. Afterwards, he would earn the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving in the Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War.
He was employed by United Telephone and Sprint for 38 years as a lineman, computer analyst, and cellular phone tower technician.
Ken was a member of the Masons Copper Penny Lodge in Vienna.
He looked forward to his morning coffee with lifelong friend, Neil Cooper.
When he wasnt helping family and friends with home and auto repairs, he would proudly attend his grandchildrens dance and sporting events. Ken enjoyed classic muscle cars, frequenting car shows, and dining at local restaurants with family.
He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Colleen McElhaney Money; his mother, Ellen Money of Mineral Ridge; his son, Kevin Money and wife Holly of Niles; his daughter, Elisha Massaro and husband John of McDonald; his sister, Elaine Harvey and husband John of McDonald; and six grandchildren, Cole, Jules, Brooke, Selene, Launa and Soren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
A Military service will be conducted by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard at 7 p.m.
Material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St. Youngstown, OH 44512
Family and friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to email condolences and sign the guest book.
YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Austintown, with Father Gregory Fedor officiating, preceded by a 9:10 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Patricia Ann Patty Tarajack, 73, who passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 20, 2014, with her family by her side.
She will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her smile and giving personality.
Patricia was born May 20, 1941, in Youngstown, the daughter of George and Ann (Sipos) Tarajack, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and then continued her education by earning a Bachelors Degree in Education along with her Masters Degree in Education-Guidance Counseling from Youngstown State University.
Patricia was employed as a teacher for many years with St. Nicholas Elementary School and then retired from Liberty High School as a guidance counselor.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown, the Altrusa International, City Scape, Cultural Alliance, Garden Forum of the Greater Youngstown Area, Inc., Friends at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Girard Herb Group and the Johnny Appleseed Garden Club.
Patty had many enjoyments throughout her life and the ones she cherished most were attending her nephews sporting events, traveling, golfing, and gardening. She also had a passion for strawberries and collected all sorts of crafts and candles of them, but she especially enjoyed eating them. Patty was an avid sports fan, always rooting on her favorite teams, The Ohio State University as well as the Cleveland Browns and Indians.
She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, her two nephews, Brian Tarajack of Poland and William (Kimberly) Tarajack of Commerce Township, Mich.; two great-nephews, Tyson and Tucker Tarajack; a great-niece, Victoria Tarajack; along with a host of relatives and close friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Tarajack.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Tarajack family.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Patricias name to Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, MCMP, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509.
HUBBARD There will be a Mass of Christian Burial offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica for Sister Mary Amalia Tarolla, 91, of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who died Sept. 20, 2014, at Liberty Arms Health Center.
Sister Mary Amalia was born May 4, 1923, in Barrea, Italy, the first child of the late Emidio Michele and Maria Annunziata Di Silvestri.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Angiolina and Anna Maria, and a brother, Mario Vincenzo.
She is survived by her sister, Ripalda Tarolla.
Sister Amalia joined the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1939, professed her vows in 1942, and made her perpetual profession on Sept. 8, 1947. Sister Amalia assisted priests at several parishes in Rome and throughout Italy until 1978, when at the age of 55, she was missioned to the United States.
From 1978 until her retirement in 2011, Sister Amalia cared for retired priests in the Diocese of Cleveland, and in the Diocese of Youngstown, both at Emmaus House in Louisville and the Villa Maria Teresa Home for retired Priests in Hubbard. From 2011 until her death, Sister Amalia continued her ministry of prayer and sacrifice for priests in whatever way possible. She was an excellent seamstress and generously served her community until her final days. She will be most remembered for her many virtues, especially her humility, quiet spirit, and sacrificial giving.
We are especially grateful for the loving and skilled care given to Sister Amalia (Carmella Tarolla) by the staff at the Liberty Arms Health Care Center in Liberty, and Grace Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Oblate Sisters Missions and sent to 50 Warner Road, Hubbard, OH 44425.
Calling hours are tonight from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oblate Sisters Convent Villa Maria Teresa in Hubbard and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica.
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YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Gerald Jerry A. Yohman, 79, who passed away Saturday at his home.
Jerry was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of the late Andrew and Sophie (Kohut) Yohman.
Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Chaney High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Army, Jerry served in the Air Force Reserves in Vienna. He retired in 1981 from Youngstown Steel Door as a floor superintendent.
Jerry was a member of the Ruskin Florida VFW Post No. 6287 and the American Legion and was their bingo caller on bingo nights. On Veterans Day 2013, he was Grand Marshal of the parade in Ruskin. He participated in fundraisers for the needy, along with food and monetary donations to St. Anns Church in Ruskin.
Jerry was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown, where he served as an usher and was a member of their Mens Club. He enjoyed horse racing, family poker, golf, fishing, and bowling. He was known to everyone as an all-around handyman.
Jerry leaves his wife, Jean Zupko of Youngstown; two daughters, Janet (Judy Strawn) Yohman of Cortland and Chrissy (Rick) Falter of Dover, Fla.; a son, David Yohman of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Jennifer Hoffman, Kristen Hoffman, and David DJ Yohman; a great-granddaughter, Addisyn Faith Lawson; two stepchildren Donald Zupko Jr. of Leominster, Mass., and Pamela (Steve) Miner of Wapakoneta; and his former wife, Christine Botirius of New Springfield.
Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Doreen Ciccarelli; and two brothers, Andrew Pete Yohman and Russell Yohman.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.