YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, Youngstown, preceded by a 9:20 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman for Patricia H. Baker, 77, who passed away peacefully Monday evening, Dec. 16, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
Patricia will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.
She was born July 13, 1936, in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of Bert and Margaret (Wagner) Mahon, and moved to the Youngstown area in 1950.
Besides being a wonderful homemaker, Patricia managed Value Drug Store for 14 years and also volunteered for 15 years and then became part of the staff for 12 years all at Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine.
Patricia was a 1954 graduate of East High School and was a member of St. Dominic Church along with many card clubs.
She loved doing crossword puzzles, gardening and going to shows.
Her husband, Thomas Baker, whom she married June 22, 1957, died July 19, 1991.
She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, four sons, Thomas J. Baker of Struthers, Timothy J. (Cindy) Baker of South Carolina, Terrence J. Baker of Austintown, and Ted J. (JoAnne) Baker of Cortland; five grandchildren, Amy (Gene III) Henrie, Aaron Baker, Zoe Baker, Tyler Baker, and John William Baker; and two great-grandchildren, Gene Henrie IV and Brayden Henrie.
Besides her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph T. Mahon; and two sisters, Mary Mildred Jones and Marjorie C. Morgan.
Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Austintown.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Baker family.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson, OH 44451.
YOUNGSTOWN Dorothy Butler was born March 5, 1921, a daughter of O.E. and Marie Molter White in Plymouth, Ind. She moved to South Bend, Ind. and was a secretary to the personnel director at Bendix Corp. She was co-editor of Through the Porthole, a publication of Bendix Home Appliance Corp. She was also a member of Gamma Kappa of Sigma Alpha Sorority.
On April 21, 1945, Dorothy married Charles Butler at St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, Ind. and moved to Youngstown in 1947.
Dorothy was a member of St. Edward Parish, Eucharistic Minister and a member of the choir.
She was Past President of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a member of the Board of Camp Fire, having received the St. Anne Award from Bishop Malone for support of girls in Camp Fire.
She served on the Board of Mahoning Valley Council of Churches. In addition, she was Past President of Ladies of Charity and served two terms on the National Board.
Dorothy was Past President of St. Theresa Flower Club and St. Edward Garden Club. She was also Vice President of Deanery National Council of Catholic Women and Vice President of Church Women United and received the Woman of the Year Award from YMCA in 2000. She was a member of DeMarillac Group at Wick Park, Bible Study Group and Serra Club, as well as a member of the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown Club and Cenacle.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Kathleen Zamarelli of Warren; Patricia Butler of Niles; Margaret Butler of Denver; Eileen Butler of Youngstown, and Mary Kelly Butler of Mason; as well as sons, Charles Jr. (Nan) of LaSalle, Ill; Michael of Bensalem, Pa.; John (Denise) of Boardman; and Thomas (Marilynn) of Canfield.
Also surviving is her sister, Katherine Brown of St. Meinrad, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and growing.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Paul and John; and her sister, Virginia. Also deceased are her daughter, Theresa Butler and son, Edward Zamarelli.
Dorothys family will receive family and friends today, Dec. 19, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home, 711 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy on Friday Dec. 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Church in Youngstown. There will be calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Edward Church prior to the Mass.
Dorothys family would like memorial contributions to go to The Charles & Dorothy Butler Scholarships Foundation at YSU, c/o the YSU Athletic Dept., or to St Edward Parish.
FOWLER Gary Lee Coursen, 55, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 16, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland after a six month battle with cancer.
Gary was born on Aug. 2, 1958, in Sharon, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rebecca Coursen and daughters Sally Elizabeth (21) and Julia Alice (18) Coursen. He is also survived by his mother, Audrey Coursen and his brother, Dave Coursen and wife Karen.
He was preceded in death by his father, David W Coursen.
Gary graduated from Hubbard High School (76) and Kent State University, and was a long time employee and news director at WKBN/WYTV. Gary was also an avid runner, biker, hiker, and outdoorsman, and he never stopped looking for a good news story.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
There will be calling hours on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, located at 2576 McCleary Jacoby Road, Cortland, OH, (330) 637-1421, with a memorial service following from 4 to 5 p.m. The service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Barker.
The family asks that in place of flowers, contributions be sent In Memory of Gary Coursen to the following address: Seidman Cancer Center, P.O. Box 74947, Cleveland, OH 44194.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Thomas Callins, 58, who departed this life Dec. 17, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.
Mr. Callins was born March 8, 1955, in Youngstown, a son of Thomas Abston and Dorothy Callins.
He was a graduate of North High School, a Marine veteran and had been a member of the Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, with whom he made his home, Dorothy Fields; three sisters, Letricia Jones and Mary Ann Callins, both of Youngstown and Patricia Abston of Detroit; a brother, Lamar Abston of Arizona; a sister-in-law, Joyce Callins; nephews Carnell and Lenell (Tamika) Callins; niece Eugeina Callins; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Charles Fields; grandmother Mildred Abston; three sisters Gwen, Caroline and Marva Abston; his brother, George Callins; nephews Andre Lamont Callins, Larry Carter Jones, and Nick Carter; a niece, Florine Carter; and a great-nephew, Terrance Howard.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 9 to 10 a.m.
CANFIELD Funeral services will be held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Jim Barton, for Melvin Dewynn Daugherty, 72, who passed away early Monday morning at Hospice House.
Melvin was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Royal, Pa., the son of Thomas and Dorothy Miller Daugherty.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1958.
Melvin was an area resident from 1959 to 2003, moving to Panama Beach, Fla. in 2003. Melvin returned back to the area in 2013.
Melvin later worked as an auto mechanic for Baglier Ford and Crown Ford.
He was a member of the Rush Church in Canfield.
Melvin was active in the Hog Harley Owners Group and area golf and bowling leagues.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Douglas Daugherty of Panama City Beach, Fla., Tammy Daugherty of Canfield. and Lisa Marchionda of Youngstown; his sisters, Connie Daugherty and Dorothy Daugherty, both of Chestnut Ridge, Pa., and Gloria Sommer of Horsehead, N.Y.; his brother, James Daugherty of Weymouth, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Melvins wife, the former Sally Ann Davis, whom he married Aug, 30, 1959, passed away June 18, 2008.
Besides his wife, Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Thomas, Donald, and Robert Daugherty.
The Daugherty family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Daugherty family condolences.
COLUMBIANA Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc. and at 10 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Parish, St. Nicholas Church for Mary A. Galich, 90, formerly of Poland, who passed away on Dec. 17, 2013, at Whispering Pines Village.
Mary was born on Oct. 7, 1923, in Czechoslovakia and came to America in 1924, at the age of 14 months. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Hanisko Peroga.
She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1941. Mary worked as a model for the J.C. Penney Company in the 1940s. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and its Altar & Rosary Society and the Holy Name Society. She was also a member of the Jednota, K-C-Ettes and the ACC Club.
Mary is survived by her two sons, Steve R. (Joann) Galich of Arlington, Texas and Gary M. (Betty) Galich of Boardman; three grandchildren, Richard (Jenny Cohen) Galich, Marissa (Jeff) Hansen, and Dan (Melanie) Paine Jr.; and six great-grandchildren, Bennett Maxwell Galich, Hayden Hansen, Kate Hansen, Olivia, Kaylee and Lily Paine.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death be her husband, Stephen R. Galich, whom she married Feb. 9, 1946, he died June 24, 1992; and a brother, Joseph Peroga.
Visitation will be held on Friday Dec. 20, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kirila Funeral Home Inc., 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers.
Burial will take place at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Please visit www.kirilafh.com to send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle Baptist Church for Mrs. Sally L. Goler, 92, who departed this life Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Goler was born April 6, 1921, in Anderson, S.C., a daughter of Elberbee and Mary Thomas Asbury.
She was registry clerk for the U.S. Post Office, a member of the church, its Nursery Guild, Counting Committee, and Pastors Election Committee. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Buckeye Elks Ladies Auxiliary.
She leaves two daughters, Mary E. Goler Warren and Sandra Goler Durant, both of Youngstown; five grandchildren, Patrick M. Horton, Chawndra J. Salter, Natasha D. Horton, Brandy F. Warren, and Leavean B. Durant II; two nieces, Carol Asbury Williams of Newark, Del. and Delores Asbury Barnes of New Castle, Pa.; two special cousins, Alfaud Mohammad and Jeffrey (Wanda) Clark; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John C. Jay Goler, whom she married Jan. 21, 1940, and who died June 7, 1964; a son, John C. Johnny Goler Jr.; two brothers, Eunice G. Heard and Milton B. Asbury; a sister, Ella M. Asbury Johnson; and a great-grandson, Anthony F. Stallworth Jr.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for Carolyn L. Moorhead, 63, formerly of Sharon, Pa., who died early Monday morning at her residence.
Mrs. Moorhead was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Sharon. She was the daughter of the late William and Rosemary (Flaherty) Palmer.
Carolyn graduated from Sharon High in 1967. She then attended St. Elizabeths School of Nursing and became a registered nurse. Later, she attended Youngstown State University, where she graduated with a BSN. Carolyn also held credentials as a C.C.R.N. and primarily worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in MICU for 43 years.
Carolyn belonged to the Bethel Assembly of God, was a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and The Northeastern Ohio American Association of Critical Care Nurses NEOAACN, where she held multiple positions. She loved God and had a passion for being a nurse, helping others, and traveling to Africa four different times to do Missionary work.
She loved her family and friends, eating chocolate, Christmas, riding on the Harley and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
She leaves behind her husband, W. Brent Moose Moorhead, whom she married on May 27, 1972; her two children, Brent Moorhead and Melissa (Darrell) Shular, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her two grandchildren, Grace, 6, and Bode, 3; and her sister, Ritie (Steve) Harper.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Palmer.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
POLAND Dorothy B. Maze, 89, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Salem Community Hospital.
Mrs.Maze was born May 13, 1924, in Bradford, England, a daughter of Harry and Florence Lockwood Bond.
Dorothy moved to the United States when she was two years old and then to Struthers. She moved around to various places over the years, having eventually settling in Poland.
She was a 1942 Struthers High School graduate and was Engineering Supervisor for Ohio Bell for 15 years, retiring in 1959. She also was a real estate agent in Florida for many years. Dorothy was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Struthers.
Her husband, Ralph F. Maze, whom she married Aug. 14, 1953, died March 7, 2007.
She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Maze of Plano, Texas; one son, Douglas Maze of Poland; and a granddaughter, Amber Maze.
Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Koloff.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Struthers. Friends and family will be received Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel and Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
LORDSTOWN Prayers will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Paul H. Brode Sr., 81, who passed away Monday, at his home with his loving family by his side.
Paul was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Ravenna, a son of the late Raymond and Jennie (Skilton) Brode.
Paul attended South High School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.
He was a carpenter in the Carpenters Local 171 Union for over 60 years, retiring in 1992. Paul was also a member of the Mens Renewal Team at the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Joseph Churches. He enjoyed gardening, woodwork and bird watching. The real love of Pauls life was his wife, Nancy and his loving family.
Paul leaves his wife of 58 years, the former Nancy Flynn, whom he married April 16, 1955; his eight children, Lisa Hlinka, with whom he made his home in Lordstown, Greg (Marilyn) Brode of Austintown, Lori (Robert Hutch) Brode of Austintown, Gary (Delane) Brode of Canfield, Shelley (John) Kotch of Austintown, Paul Brode Jr. of Youngstown, Melissa (David) Niebauer of Charlotte Hall, Md., and Amy (John) Vaught of Austintown; 14 grandchildren, James Hlinka Jr., Jaime Brode, Jessica Hutch, Gary Jr., Nathan and Dustin Brode, Chelsea, Alex, and Ian Kotch, Jacob and Troy Niebauer, and JD, Samantha and Jordan Vaught; three brothers, Leslie (Jackie) Brode of Liberty, Ronald (JoAnn) Brode of Boardman, and Gene Brode of Austintown; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Murphy of Canfield.
Paul was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Raymond Brode Jr.
Family and friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Material tributes may take the form of donations to the Alzheimers Association National Office, 255 N. Michigan Ave., F.L.17 Chicago, IL 60601, in honor of his wife, Nancy.
Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.
NILES Carmen E. Sena, 91, died at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
He was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Bagnoli, Italy, the son of Dominic and Carmella Buccino Sena and came to the United States at the age of four settling in Niles with his parents.
He was a Niles McKinley High School graduate, employed as a Union plumber, and also worked for Niles City Schools for 10 years, prior to his retirement.
He was a life long member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish in Niles and would always be volunteering his time setting up for the churchs annual festival.
He enjoyed vacations with his wife, golfing with his buddies, gardening and was a U.S. Naval Veteran of World War II, having served for three years on The Battleship USS New Jersey.
Carmen, who loved his family and enjoyed life long friendships, will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years, Carmella (Carmel) Prezioso Sena; two sons, Dominic Sena of California and Stephen Sena of Vienna; a daughter, Mary Lou Sipusic of Corland; a brother, Anthony Sena of California, a sister, Rose Capriotti of Niles, four grandchildren, Alyson Brown, Nick Sena, Kristen Terlecky, and Stefanie Burcham, and four great-grandchildren, Leo, Everly, Addison, and Jackson.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Dominic Sena Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles with Father John-Michael Lavelle officiating.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery where Carmen will be honored for his military service by The Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
Friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences.
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Parish at Sacred Heart Church for Gerald R. Gulu Sr., 73, who passed away Monday evening.
Gerald was born Nov. 29, 1940, in Campbell, the son of Geo and MaryAnn Caggiano Gulu, and was a life long area resident.
He was a member of the church; and prior to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church closing, he was a member there and an usher at the 10 a.m. Mass.
Gerald worked at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company until its closing and retired from Shane Security.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Angie DiTosto, whom he married Aug. 6, 1966, at the Sacred Heart Church; two sons, Gerald (Amy) of Akron and Brian of Youngstown; grandchildren, Jack Gulu, Ayden Gulu and Anthony and Dante Colarossi; brothers, George (Delores) of Campbell and Richard (Lennie) of Youngstown; his twin sister, Geraldine (John) Felde of California; many nieces, nephews, and in-laws; and his best friend, his dog, Popeye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, MaryAnn Balas and Patty Claypoole Ewing; and an infant brother, John.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Crossroads Hospice and the staff of Pembrooke Nursing Home for the wonderful care they gave to Gerald.
The Gulu family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Geralds family condolences.
NORTH LIMA Donald James Winkel, 79, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 14, at Heritage Manor in Youngstown.
Donnie was born on Sept. 26, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of Arthur and Georgina (Ritchie) Winkel. He was a life-long area resident.
He was a 1952 Springfield High School graduate, and was a member of the Mount Olivet Church. He served in the Army in Germany from 1957 to 1959.
Donnie worked for Bruning/OCE as a serviceman for blueprint machines. He also installed cash registers. He retired in 1999 after over 35 years of service.
Donnie loved motorcycle riding along the trails in the mountains and horseback riding in Montana. He enjoyed being outside and tending to his large garden. He would travel to the Carolinas in the winters with his wife, Kay. But most of all, he loved having his family together. Once a year, he would treat all the grandchildren to a special weekend adventure for good grades. A different place was chosen every time, creating lasting memories.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory, his wife, the former Kay Rapp, whom he married on Oct. 26, 1961; two daughters, Tina (Vince) Turnbull of North Lima and Heidi (Mark) Milstead of Canfield; five grandchildren, Hannah and Matthew Milstead and Allison, Ryan, and Anna Turnbull; three sisters, Nancy (Jim) Gleason of Tampa, Fla., Marge (Don) Renstrom of Austintown, and Kathy (Byron) White of Berlin Center; and a brother, Richard (Elaine) Winkel of North Lima.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, at noon at the Mount Olivet Church, 410 West South Range Road, North Lima, with Pastor Jerry Kruse officiating along with Chaplain Dan Tayman.
The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service at 10 a.m. at the church.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the following doctors for their care and compassion in treating Donnie, Dr. Denise Bobovnyik, Dr. Charles Wilkins, and Dr. Joseph Cordova.
The family would also like to express their gratitude for the support and comfort provided by Crossroads Hospice and Easter Seals.
If friends desire, donations may be made in Donnies name to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, OH 44685, Easter Seals, 299 Edwards St., Youngstown, OH 44502, or Mt. Olivet Church, 410 West South Range Road, North Lima, OH 44452.
The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima has been entrusted with the arrangements for their loved one.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN A memorial service celebrating the life of Francis Frank Froggy Martin Wisneski will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at Touch Heaven Church in Canfield located at 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield, OH 44406.
Frank was born Sept. 13, 1949, in Greensburg, Pa., a son of Walter Wisneski and Helen Wisneski.
He was a graduate of Greensburg-Salem High School, where he was a star football player.
He was an active member of Touch Heaven Church in Canfield and recently ordained as a minister, and formerly employed at Gasoline Equipment in Leetonia. Frank enjoyed working on projects around the house, playing Yahtzee with his family and drinking a good, strong cup of coffee.
Frank will be missed by many, and remembered for his big heart and infectious personality. He always had a hug at the ready and a hallelujah in his heart. He loved Jesus more than anything, and it was evident in the way he lived his life.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Teri; two sons, Matt (Jillian) Miner of Savannah, Ga. and Luke Miner of Greensboro, N.C.; one daughter, Rebecca (James) Parker of Creston, N.C.; his mother, Helen Wisneski of Greensburg, Pa.; a sister, Barbara Valenzuela of Greensburg, Pa.; a nephew, Michael (Elizabeth) Kidd of Columbiana; a niece, Kimberly (Kevin) McLaughlin of Columbiana; six grandchildren, Gabriel, Jeremiah, Bryanna, Amber, Sabrina and Kegan; a great-nephew, Camden Kidd and a great-niece, Merci Kidd, both of Columbiana; three brothers-in-law; and many more family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Wisneski.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
Donations can be made at and through Touch Heaven Canfield Church with a memo of Frank Wisneski Fund. All donations will be given to the family.