HUBBARD Charles V. McCallen Jr., 77, passed away quietly at home, with family by his side, after a 12-year battle with Leukemia, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
Charles was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Hubbard, a son of Charles V. Sr. and Amelia L. Marshall McCallen.
Charles was affectionately known to family and friends as Poppy, Papa, Chuck and Butterball.
He attended Hubbard High School and was of the Catholic faith.
Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a member of the VFW, and was honorably discharged in 1962. He then came home and took employment at Valley Mould, where he was an overhead crane operator and worked maintenance until his retirement in 1988.
He was an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time at the Bullshot cabin with family and friends doing what he loved the most hunting and fishing.
In his later years, you would often find him sipping a cup of coffee at McDonalds, or you could get a smile and a wave as he drove by.
One of his biggest joys in his life was spending time with his grandkids.
He will be sadly missed by his family, his daughter, Amelia McCallen Samples of Hubbard; and his grandchildren, Kristian McCallen and Caleb Samples.
He also leaves his sister, Delores (John) Vrabel; his brother, James (Theresa) McCallen; and his uncle, Tony (Patty) DiTommaso, all of Hubbard; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
There will be services at noon on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, with calling hours on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Charles will be laid to rest at Brookfield Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to further the education of his grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes Website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories an condolences.
HILLSVILLE, PA. - John Isabella Jr., 85, passed away the evening of Aug. 19, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born on Feb. 2, 1929, in New Castle, Pa., he was the son of the late John Sr. and Lena Ferrente Isabella.
Surviving him at home is his beloved wife of 38 years, the former Bonita Micco, whom he married Aug. 23, 1975.
In his earlier years, John worked as a blaster for Van Port Stone Company, and he then later retired from Medusa Cement Corporation. John was a member of Christ the King Parish. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. John belonged to the Chewton Polish Club. He enjoyed gardening and was a Pirates and Steelers fan. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by his children, John M. Isabella of Swansea, Ill., Anthony (Tony) Isabella of Boardman, Shelly Isabella of Boardman, and Dana Cumberledge of Edinburg, Pa.; brothers Robert Isabella of Chewton, Pa., and James Isabella of Hollywood, Fla.; sisters Florence Newman of West Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jane Schena of Toledo; and five grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and Frances (Squire) Isabella; and infant sister, Darlene Isabella.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. A procession will leave the funeral home Saturday at 9:45 a.m. to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Church at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Father James Downs.
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HUBBARD - Private funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, for Joseph F. Koscinski, 80, who died Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in New Castle, Pa., a son of Joseph S. and Mary E. Kwolek Koscinski, and had lived in Hubbard for 34 years.
Mr. Koscinski, a graduate of Shenango High School, was a tool and die foreman at Packard Electric, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. Joseph played the accordion in the band Pikers. He loved to fish, golf and was an avid Steelers fan.
He leaves his wife, the former Patricia A. Casacchia, whom he married July 19, 1980; a son, Kevin (Tammy) Koscinski of Vienna and their three children, Jacob, Joseph and Katelyn; two brothers, Walter (Patricia) Koscinski of Slippery Rock, Pa. and Thomas (Deloris) Koscinski of New Castle. He also leaves several children and grandchildren from a previous marriage.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leonard Koscinski; and a grandson, Joseph.
Josephs final resting place will be Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
BOARDMAN - A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman, for Mr. John Jack Mayo, 89, who died Tuesday evening at Assumption Village.
Jack was born in Litchfield, Ill. His family moved to Youngstown when he was 12 and he considered this to be his home ever since.
Jack was a 1942 graduate of The Rayen High School and then joined the U.S. Marine Corp, serving as a Second Lieutenant. He graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, where he was captain of the baseball team. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies and was with them from 1947 to 1956, and during this time, he was also a part of the famed Phillies Whiz Kids team and played in the 1950 World Series.
After his baseball career, he came back to Youngstown and started the real estate firm of Mayo & Orvets in 1959, which later became Mayo and Associates. Jack was considered the Dean of Real Estate throughout the area, developing thousands of homes in Applewood Acres, Tanglewood, Mount Vernon and Park Harbour, as well as many other developments. He also developed and managed several large commercial buildings mainly along Rt. 224 and South Avenue. Jack was a member of the church and was Past President of the Youngstown Board of Realtors and he was a Curbstone Hall of Fame recipient. Along with baseball, he also loved to play tennis, golf and any other sport. He will be missed by his golfing buddies at Tippecanoe.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice, and his wife of 49 years, the former Patricia McCabe.
Together they had four children, Dr. John (Debbie) Mayo, Susan (Richard) OBrien, Janet (John) McCarthy and Dr. Richard (Franny) Mayo, all of Boardman; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Jack also leaves his second wife, Jennifer DeChicco Mayo, and her son, William DeChicco; four grandchildren; and his sister, Alice Sinchok of Kent.
He also was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Abby Mayo, and his brother-in-law, John Sinchok.
The family would like to thank the staff of Assumption Village for taking such great care of Jack.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley or the Ursuline Sisters, in memory of Jack.
Friends may call Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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NILES Frances J. McDermott, 99, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.
Frances was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Sause) McDermott.
A 1932 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, Frances went on to graduate from the Youngstown Hospital School of Nursing. Upon graduation, Frances was employed by North Side Hospital, and then as an office nurse for Dr. Hutt for many years. Upon his retirement, she returned to Tod Babies and Childrens Hospital until her retirement. She was a longtime member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in Niles, was a member of the Niles Catholic Womans Club, SCOPE, the Niles Historical Society, and the Youngstown Hospital Nurses Association. She enjoyed knitting and quilting.
Frances memories will be cherished by her nieces, Kathleen (Gilbert) Knorr of Warren, Pa., and Martha (Richard) Kay of Noblesville, Ind.; nephew Robert P. McDermott Sr. of Niles; great-nieces and -nephews Gilbert Knorr, Kristen Knox, Trisha Kay, Bob McDermott Jr. and Megan McDermott; and a great-great-nephew, Crosby Knox.
Besides her parents, Frances was preceded in death by one brother, Edward T. McDermott; one sister, Martha McDermott; and one nephew, John F. Jack McDermott.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Catholic Church, 129 W. Park Ave., Niles, OH 44446, in Frances name.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at St. Stephens Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas P. Kraszewski officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Interment will occur at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.
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NEW CASTLE, PA. - Robert E. Kwiat Sr., 77, of 318 Roberts Lane, passed away the morning of Aug. 19, 2014, at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.
Bob was born Sept. 26, 1936, in New Castle. He was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Cwynar Kwiatkowski.
He married the former Dawn S. Pavkovich on Oct. 3, 1959. She survives at home. They have been married for 54 wonderful years.
He was of the Protestant faith and attended the Northminster Presbyterian Church. Bob graduated from Shenango High School, class of 1954, and continued his education at Edinboro University, earning his Bachelors Degree in Education. He then received his Masters Degree in Educational Administration at Westminster College. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran. He received an honorable discharge on Feb. 11, 1965.
Bobs happiest moments were spending time with his family around his pool and attending his grandchildrens athletic events. He especially loved watching them play basketball, baseball, softball and gymnastics.
Bob was a career educator. He began as a teacher at Mohawk Elementary School. He then became a biology teacher at Lowellville High School. Soon thereafter, he was named the principal at Lowellville High School, where he also served as President of the Mahoning County Principals Association. Eventually, he was named Lowellville School District Superintendent. He retired in 1994, after 34 years in the District.
Throughout his life, Bob was involved in many activities. He loved taking cruises with his wife, Dawn, as well as enjoying their trips to Las Vegas. As an avid golfer, he looked forward to the annual trips with his friends and playing every week in their yearly tour.
In addition to his wife Dawn, he is survived by his daughter, Robin E. (Albert) Agostinelli; two sons, Robert E. (Martine) Kwiat Jr. and David M. (Bethany) Kwiat, all of New Castle; brother Larry S. (Pam) Kwiat of New Castle; two sisters, Carole J. Rudolph and June M. (Joe) Wardman, both of New Castle; seven grandchildren, Robert E. Kwiat III, Catherine A. Kwiat, Russell W. Kwiat, Roger M. Kwiat, Alexandra B. Kwiat, David J. Kwiat, and Julianne E. Kwiat, all of New Castle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his infant grandson, John Paul Kwiat.
Bob was a man who touched many lives. He will be truly missed by all of his friends and family.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St. Additional calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday morning prior to the service.
A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the funeral home. The Rev. Andrew R. Jillson, pastor of the Northminster Presbyterian Church, will officiate.
Rite of Committal and burial will be at Castleview Cemetery.
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YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home, and at 11 a.m. at the Holy Apostles Parish St. Stephen of Hungary Church, for Sandor Tollas Sr., 91, who passed away Monday afternoon at Caprice Health Care Center.
Sandor was born Aug. 10, 1923, in St. Micklos, Hungary, a son of Karlj and Kataline Feketics Tollas. He came to America after World War II, settling in Youngstown in the early 1950s.
He worked for Youngstown Cabinet as a carpenter and also at G.F. for 13 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the church, the Holy Name Society, the former Youngstown American Hungarian Club, Wm. Penn Branch 28, a scout leader for Troop 72 at the Mahoning Methodist Church and a soccer coach for the Youngstown Magyars Soccer team that won the state championship in 1960.
Sandor was married to Mary Novak on Feb. 27, 1954, and she passed away April 22, 1998.
He is survived by three sons, Sandor Jr. of Youngstown, Stephen (Cindy) of Hicksville, and John Sr. (Mamie) of Columbiana; a daughter, Mary Katherine Foor of Lorain; six grandchildren, John Jr., Nicole, Scott, Lyndsey, Brett, and Christine; two great-grandchildren, JJ and Katie; and a sister, Ilona Bogatan of Hungary.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; a brother, Karl; and a sister, Irene.
Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
BOARDMAN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. officiating. It will be preceded by a 9:10 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Joseph E. Joe Simari, 89, who peacefully passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, 2014, with his loving family by his side.
Joe will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his outgoing personality, smile, and ability to fix anything.
He was born June 29, 1925, in Hillsville, Pa., the son of Rocco and Grace (Arena) Simari, and moved to the Youngstown area in 1950.
Joe was employed with Rockwell International as a Plant Engineer for over 31 years and retired in 1981.
He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Church in Campbell and was most recently a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman.
Throughout Joes life, he enjoyed bowling, traveling, working in his garden and spending time at The Lake.
Joe leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories, his beloved wife of over 65 years, the former Eleanor Napoli, whom he married June 25, 1949; two sons, Joseph (Joanne) Simari of Cleveland and Matthew (Renee) Simari of Boardman; four grandchildren, Joe, Calie, Megan, and Matthew Simari; a sister, Eleanor Matetich of Hermitage, Pa.; and a brother, Gerald Simari of Hillsville.
Friends may call Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., 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 give condolences to the Simari family.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions can be made in Joes name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512, or to the Eastern Regional Kidney Foundation, 4822 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Joes family would like to express their gratitude and say thank you to the Youngstown-Warren Home Dialysis Center, along with their entire staff, and also to Hospice of the Valley for all the care and compassion that was shown to Joe during his illness.
POLAND - There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fox Funeral Home, celebrated by Pastor Russ Adams, for Mary Alice Vogelberger, 92, who passed away Tuesday morning at Hampton Woods.
Mary was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Youngstown, a daughter of Russell and Gladys Hawkins Bretz, and had been a lifelong area resident.
She graduated from Boardman High School and worked as an office manager at Steel Duct-Saw Hill, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed golf and playing cards, especially bridge.
Her husband, Raymond E. Vogelberger, whom she married on Sept. 7, 1946, died in May of 1979.
She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Lynne Motichko of Youngstown and Sue (Ronald) Commisso of Edinburg, Pa.; a brother, Richard Bretz of Canton; and three grandchildren, Tim (Cyndi) Motichko of Champion, Meredith (Patrick) Gorman of Columbiana, and Christina Commisso of Edinburg.
Besides her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Bretz.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hampton Woods for the loving care that they showed to Mary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that monetary donations be made in Marys memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Deacon Lily B. Williams lived with a Christian spirit, dignity, warmness, grace and beauty.
She is survived by two daughters, Marcia Hardney and Eunice Hill (Matthew); one son, Marvin Edwards (Marlene Baker-Dunn); five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; loving sister, Annie Hicks of Elyria; an extended family and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by husbands Marcus M. Edwards and Raymond J. Williams; five brothers, Roubie, Andrew, Franklin (Gertrude, living in New Castle, Pa.), Paul (Elois, living in Campbell), and Oscar; and one sister, Orangie Lee.
She was an inspiration to her family and they called her blessed.
She will be at the Zion Baptist Church, 4850 Blagden Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20011, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.
Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Capitol Hill Kiwanis or Hospital for Sick Children.
Arrangements by Pinckney-Spangler Funeral Home in Temple Hill, Md.
CANFIELD - Richard Andrew Zibreg, 83, passed away Aug. 19, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman.
Richard was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Ignatius and Sophie Zibreg. After attending high school in Verona, Pa., Richard wanted to serve his country by joining the U.S. Army.
Richard worked as a local truck driver, retiring from Teamster Local 249. He enjoyed nature, as well as hunting and gardening.
Richard married the love of his life, Jeanne Florence Gulajski, on June 11, 1955, who passed away on Feb. 18, 2012.
Richard will be sadly missed by his son, Keith (Julie) Zibreg of Youngstown; a daughter, Cheryl (George) McGee of Maryland; a granddaughter, Melissa Whitmore, and grandson Christopher McGee, both of Maryland; and two great-grandchildren, Brendan and Owen Whitmore. He also leaves behind a brother, Charles, and sister Margaret Zibreg, both of Pittsburgh.
Beside his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
Richard will be entombed at Green Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and give their condolences.