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YOUNGSTOWN – Charlotte L. Brenner, 79, peacefully passed away on Monday afternoon, July 17, 2017, with her family by her side.

Charlotte will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her robust spirit, kind heart, and compassion to those in need. She was a beloved wife, mother and “Nana.”

Born May 17, 1938, in Connellsville, Pa., the resilient daughter of George and Stella Woods endured difficulties before moving to the Youngstown area in the 1960s.

Over her lifetime, Charlotte had many different interests and career paths, but mostly she worked and managed local restaurants where her outgoing personality forged diverse friendships far and wide. Charlotte especially loved to cook and took genuine pleasure in hosting large holiday gatherings for her family and friends. In fact, it was not uncommon for Charlotte to invite to her home those who had nowhere else to celebrate the holidays.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles of all kinds; however, Charlotte most especially loved time with her grandchildren, of whom she shamelessly bragged.

Charlotte was Lutheran and her faith in God never left her even during some of life’s most challenging experiences.

On Jan. 26, 1963, at the Chapel of Friendly Bells, she married Arnold M. Brenner, who adored her for their 52 years of marriage until ”Red” passed away Feb. 25, 2015.

Charlotte leaves behind four children, Sherri (Robert) Mangapora of Canfield, Eric (Denise) Brenner of Kent, Phillip Brenner of Boardman, and Linda (Robert) Welling of Connellsville; six grandchildren, Katherine and Matthew Mangapora, Gillian and Haley Brenner, Joshua and Timothy Welling; as well as a brother, Walter (Kathy) Woods of Struthers.

Besides her parents and husband, Charlotte was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara Ann; a son, Randall Jordan; and a brother, George Woods.

Per Charlotte’s wishes a small, private family service will take place.

The family would like to thank the staff and special friends at the Inn at Christine Valley who understood and appreciated Charlotte’s gregarious nature, tended to her needs, and added enjoyment to her days. Charlotte’s family would also like to mention the nurses at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, on the fourth floor, who showed her such tender care and support during her recent illness. Most importantly, heartfelt appreciation is extended to those who were Charlotte’s loyal friends over the years, old and new. She truly loved you all.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of her love for her grandchildren, material contributions may be made in Charlotte’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Family and friends may visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice, sign the guestbook and send condolences to Charlotte’s family.

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AUSTINTOWN – Mary Louise Cahill, 91, formerly of Youngstown, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, at Humility House after a long and fulfilling life.

Mary Louise was born May 14, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Dupay Schromofsky, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a January 1946, graduate of Chaney High School, and after graduation worked at the former South Side Hospital as an x-ray technician, and then at the Youngstown Society for the Blind. Mrs. Cahill then dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family, and she also held a position at Goodwill Industries.

Mary Louise was a member of St. Brendan Church, the church choir, and of the prayer chain.

She was also a member of the National Federation of the Blind and assisted with the operation of the former Home for the Blind on Fairgreen Avenue.

Mrs. Cahill, mother of nine, leaves to cherish her memory eight children, Mary Beth Gibbons of Youngstown, Sue Rendano of Florida, Brother Timothy Cahill of the Precious Blood Brothers in Dayton, Sister Sharon Cahill of the Humility of Mary Sisters in Villa Maria, Pa., Dr. Lois (David) Cavucci of Venice, Fla., Louise Mason of Fairhope, Ala., Terrence (Joyce) Cahill of Youngstown, and Thomas (Carolyn) Cahill of Columbus; 14 grandchildren, Michael (Santana) Gibbons, Mark Gibbons, Melissa Gibbons, Jennifer (Joseph) Brooks, Jeffrey (Dr. Michele) Bryan, Brittny Rendano, Giana Rendano, Lena Cavucci, Rachel Cavucci, Connor Mason, Terrence Cahill Jr., Andrew J. (Emilie) Cahill, Spencer Cahill, and Emily Cahill; 12 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Joseph Pilz of The Villages, Fla.

Besides her parents, a daughter, Carol Pilz; a grandson, Chaz Rendano; and a sister, Dorothy Mikula, preceded Mary Louise in death.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, and will continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave. in Youngstown.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view and share this obituary, and to send condolences online to Mary Lou’s family.

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LOWELLVILLE - Linda Joanne Docherty, 77, daughter of Vencenzio and Lucia Ciccone, wife of John Docherty, mother of Gina (Jack) Vicarel, John (Danielle) Docherty, and Stacey (Tom) Harklerode; the grandmother of Jordan (Brandie) Marrie, Chelsea Marrie, Brooke (Jonathon Louthan) Marrie, Zachary Harklerode, Malerie (Ryan Swartz) Harklerode, Alex Harklerode, and Giovanni Docherty; great-grandmother of Kenley, Jackson, Elias, and Gia, sister of Antonette Owens, sister-in-law of Shirley Ciccone and Barbara Ciccone, a brother-in-law of Bill Docherty, and an aunt to several nieces and nephews, died Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, with her family by her side.

Linda was born April 17, 1940, in Lowellville, where she had been a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of the 1958 class of Lowellville High School, where she had remained with many of her friends to the end.

In 1962, Linda moved to Los Angeles, where she and John were married and had their children. In 1972, they moved back to Lowellville, where they raised their family. Linda loved her family and cherished her time and the holidays with them.

She had retired from Labor Ready ,where she had been a customer service representative. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville and a member of Mount Carmel Ladies Association.

Linda had a passion for seeing people enjoying and eating the food she prepared and her baked goods. She got great pleasure seeing her grandchildren participate in all of their sporting and band activities. She was an avid “LeBron” Cavaliers fan as well as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Gina, John and Stacey would like to thank Danielle for all of the loving care she had provided for the last 16 months of her life. They also extend their thanks to the staff of Assumption Village Nursing Home, the staff of the eighth floor extension of St. Elizabeth Health Center and many friends and family who aided in her care.

She had been preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her siblings, Ralph and Patty Ciccone, Tony Ciccone, Danny and Janet Ciccone, Richard Ciccone, Rose Ciccone Morroco, Jimmy Owens, Jean and Jerry Bruce, and Connie Docherty

A prayer service will held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Lowellville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church with the Fr. Larry Frient officiating.

Friends will be received on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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STRUTHERS – Rita A. Greco, 79, passed away early Friday morning, July 21, 2017.

Rita was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Youngstown, the daughter of Meli and Minnie (Pannise) Greco.

Rita worked as an assembler at Liberty Manufacturing and was a graduate of The Rayen School.

She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lucy Greco.

There will be funeral services held at Calvary Cemetery Chapel at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Maplecrest Nursing Home for their outstanding care of Rita.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

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“Together Again”

HUBBARD - Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating, for James J. Giglio, 77, who died Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, at Sharon Regional Hospital.

He was born July 21, 1941, in Rochester, N.Y., a son of Joseph J. and Thelma M. Bourque Giglio, and had lived in Hubbard since 1980.

Mr. Giglio was a truck driver for Schneider Trucking for 20 years, retiring in 2003, and had previously been a terminal manager for American Freight System for 22 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

His wife, Darleen Smith, whom he married Jan. 12, 1963, died March 9, 2012.

Jim leaves three sons, Dave Giglio of Hubbard, Jeff Giglio of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Tim Giglio of Brookfield; a daughter, Melissa Giglio of Hubbard; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

There are no calling hours.

Interment will be at St. John Cemetery.

Visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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POLAND –A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at The Cathedral of St. Columba, celebrated by Msgr. Peter Polando, for Mary C. Hamrock, 95, who passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017, surrounded by her family.

Mary was born on May 13, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of Stephen and Barbara (Terihay) Zitkovic.

She was a 1940 graduate of Springfield Township High School. Mary worked as a ticketer for the Triangle Raincoat Company for five years. She was a lifelong member of St. Matthias Church, where she was a member of the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, the Altar & Rosary Society and the St. Matthias Quilters. She was also a member of the K-Cettes of Poland, the Ladies Pennsylvania Lodge 163, and a member of the former Croatian Club on Poland Avenue. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, crocheting and quilting.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Thomas W. (Janet), James F. (Bonnie) and Jane (Frank) Witt; her grandchildren, Craig Hamrock, Carrie (Rick) Evans, Jenna (Larry) Sammartino, Jaclyn Hamrock, Brian Witt, and Michelle Witt; her great-grandson, Chase Evans; and her brothers, John and Thomas Zitkovic.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas W. Hamrock, whom she married August 24, 1946 and who preceded her in death on April 26, 1993, and her siblings, Michael, Charles, George, and Frank Zitkovic, Betty Horvath, and Anne Wallingford.

The Hamrock family has entrusted the care of Mary to the Kubina-Yuhasz Wasko Funeral Home, where they will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017, and again one hour prior to the Mass at the cathedral.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and aids of Hampton Woods Assisted Living and Nursing Center for their compassionate care of Mary in her time of need.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512 in her memory.

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

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YOUNGSTOWN - Theresa Bernadette “Terri” (Timko) Jeren, 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

She was born in Campbell to the late Michael and Mary (Baluch) Timko, and was the sixth of 10 children.

Theresa worked in sales and as a model at Strouss’ Department Store.

She met her husband, Richard, at the candy counter. It was love at first sight!

She was secretary/treasurer of her Mill Creek golf league, secretary/treasurer of Sherwood Forest Garden Club, active in Youngstown Teachers’ Wives Club, a current member of St. Charles Church, and a charter member of St. Christine Church.

She enjoyed the many trips she and Richard took, especially to Las Vegas. She was a winning contestant of Plinko on “The Price is Right” with Bob Barker. But her real joy came from spending quality time with her family.

Theresa is survived by Richard, her loving husband of 69 years; her four children, Janice (Bob) Wirtz of Westerville, Rick Jeren of Poland, Brad (Barb) Jeren of Boardman, and Todd Jeren of Nashport; six grandchildren, Rob (Ali) Wirtz of Westerville, Bryan (Julie) Wirtz of Cincinnati, Rebecca and Chris Jeren of Boardman, Amanda Jeren of Dublin, and Sydney Jeren of Nashport; one great-granddaughter, Clara Wirtz of Cincinnati; her sister, Agnes Snitzer; brothers Ray Timko, Joe (Mary Ann) Timko, and Andy (Dee) Timko; and many nieces, especially Bernice Cleevely and Barbie Everett, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers John and Michael Timko; and sisters Katherine Boback, Mary Zetts, and Ann Coviello.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Mercy Hospital in Boardman and Hospice of the Valley for their support and guidance through this end of life journey.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on July 27 at St. Charles Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Theresa’s name by visiting www.stjude.org.

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PHOENIX – Michael E. Danko Jr. was joined with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 9, 2017.

A celebration of life event will be held later this year with family and friends who knew and loved Mike.

Mike was born in Youngstown on March 23, 1935, to Michael Sr. and Margaret (Andrews) Danko.

He is survived by his three sons, Michael III, Howard and Steven; his two brothers, George and Peter; his two daughters-in-law, Eileen and Kari; and his grandchildren, Katherine, Benjamin, Eliana and Branch.

While growing up in Youngstown, Mike was outgoing, well-liked and well-known for his keen mind. This combination of traits led to his election as student body president at Woodrow Wilson High School. After high school, Mike spent two years in the Armed Forces of the U.S. before entering Kent State University to complete a degree in Political Science and finished with the highest academic marks in his class. While at Kent State, Mike met Lois Doland. Mike and Lois were married and had three sons during their 15-year marriage.

Mike always had a fascination with the financial markets and set off for Wall Street shortly after completing college. While at the Bank of New York, Mike quickly rose to the position of head of investment research (vice-president), where he was responsible for stock selection for various investment funds. Mike’s views on investing and financial markets were sought after by various publications including Barrons and The Wall Street Journal. He was a member of the prestigious Barrons Roundtable of Experts in 1969.

In 1987, Mike moved to Phoenix, to be closer to his three sons. He came to love the Arizona climate and city living. Mike accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in his mid-30s. From that point forward till his passing, Mike followed Jesus and modeled his faith daily by performing many service-related jobs as a way to help others such as pumping gas, volunteering 10,000 hours at the local VA Hospital, running the register at the local Whataburger, and faithfully attending church. As part of his faith in Jesus, Mike chose to live a humble life and did not own a car, and instead chose to bike, walk, or ride the bus. Similarly, Mike also ate healthy foods and exercised daily to take care of the good health he was blessed with right up till the day of the fatal car/pedestrian accident.

Mike was very bold in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to anyone with an open heart and God used Mike’s faith to help lead his three sons and many others to Jesus Christ. “Thank you, Dad!”

The very morning of the June 9, 2017, fatal accident, Mike was walking with a neighbor at his apartment complex and looked up with a big smile and said “Lord I am ready to come home whenever you are ready to take me.” Mike went quickly and lived life ready to go home to Jesus. He is there in Heaven with Him right now. “We will miss you dad. Your life was a fine example to us all of the impact of Christ on a man and we are looking forward to the day that we all will be united again in Heaven.”

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“Together Again”

LAKE MILTON – William D. Moomau, 87, died Thursday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. 

William was born April 7, 1930, in Cumberland, Md., a son of the late Dyce and Pearl (Crowe) Moomau. 

He was a construction worker for Anning and Johnson of Cleveland prior to becoming a millwright for Packaging Corporation of America, from where he retired after 30 years. He enjoyed trout fishing and loved to restore and fix things, especially the old cars.

His wife, the former Edna Margaret Durig, whom he married in 1952, preceded him in death. 

He leaves a daughter, Alice (Michael) Pal of Florida; three sons, Tom Moomau of Youngstown, Shawn Moomau of South Carolina, Tim Moomau of Texas; a sister, Trudee Brooks Davis of Austintown; and five grandchildren.   

Besides his parents and his wife, William was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Brooks Mick. 

There will be no services or calling hours per William’s wishes. 

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.

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AUSTINTOWN - Robert John Patzak, 63, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his home.

Robert was born Oct. 28, 1953, in Youngstown, a son of the late Matthew and Katherine Suszczynski Patzak, and lived most of his life in the Youngstown area.

He was a graduate of Ursuline High School, attended Youngstown State University for a time, and worked for Independent Taxi in Youngstown for over 30 years.

Rob enjoyed golf and loved watching sports and sci-fi movies.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown.

Rob leaves his son, Robert John Jr. (Jessica) Patzak of Cumming, Ga.; two daughters, Marcie (Rich) Patzak-Vendetti of Youngstown and Heather Patzak of Austintown; a sister, Cheryl Figueroa of Austintown; and a brother, Matthew Patzak of Ormond Beach, Fla.

Family and friends may call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road in Austintown, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view and share this obituary, and to send condolences online to Rob’s family.

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POLAND – William E. Seamans Sr., 70, died Wednesday afternoon July 19, 2017, at Hampton Woods in Poland, surrounded by his two daughters and his former wife.

He was born April 13, 1947, in New Castle, Pa., a son of Gerald and Mary Sheehan Seamans, and had been a lifelong area resident.

William was a 1965 graduate of Mowhawk High School, and had been an assembler at General Motors. He was an U.S. Army veteran and had served proudly in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his two daughters, MyLinda Seamans of Boardman and April Seamans of Youngstown; a sister, Thelma Seamans in Arizona; and a granddaughter, Shawna Seamans of Youngstown.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Seamans Jr.; three sisters; and nine brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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NILES - Bertha Irene Strock, 89, passed away peacefully at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Health Center.

Bertha was born in Indiana, Pa., on Aug. 1, 1927, the daughter of Eugene Arthur and Flora Viola (Grove) Russell Sr., and came to this area many years ago.

Bertha graduated from Commodore High School on May 24, 1945, and was a longtime member of the Niles First Baptist Church and a sales consultant in the men’s department at the former Carlisle Department Store.

After her retirement, Ward and Bertha volunteered at Clyderhurst Christian Ranch in Montana, and then for 12 years, during the winter months, with Teen Missions in Merritt Island, Fla., where she used her puppet-making skills. For 16 years during the summer months, they volunteered at Camp Patmos, Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie, where she became famous for her Bertha’s Bread. There is a cabin named Strock Lodge honoring Ward and Bertha for their many years of service at Patmos.

She is survived by her husband, Ward Eugene Strock, whom she married June 23, 1951; three daughters and two sons, Debra Lynne Strock of Kentwood, Mich., Mark Eugene (Elizabeth) Strock of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Steven Leroy (Christie) Strock of Helena, Mont., Laurie Sue Strock, with whom she made her home, and Jeanine Anne Strock of Kentwood; six grandchildren, Sarah (Sean) Shallbetter, Erik Strock, Jeffrey Strock, Bradley Strock, Gregory Strock and Jessica Strock; two sisters, Edna Pearl (Edwin) Wiggins of Mineral Ridge, and Emilie Frances Smith of Belle Vernon, Pa., and being one of 10 children, there are many nieces and nephews.

Bertha was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers, Mabel Agnes Balzer, Margaret Grace Myers, Eugene Arthur Russell Jr., Marian Elizabeth Carpenter, Mary Lucinda Wilson, Lillie Viola Goss and Robert Lewis Russell.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Niles First Baptist Church, where family and friends may call one hour before the services. The Rev. G. Ben Reed will officiate.

Material contributions in her memory may be made to Camp Patmos, 920 Monagan Road, Kelley’s Island, OH 43438.

Funeral arrangements are by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.

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CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, with Pastor William Rotar officiating, for Charlene Thomas, 67, who passed away peacefully on the morning of July 20, 2017.

Charlene was born Aug. 19, 1949, in Youngstown, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Reiter Nardelli.

She was a 1968 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.

Charlene had a deep love for children and caring for them for many years.

She was employed by both the Montesorri School and Youngstown State University in their daycare program.

Charlene truly loved holding, rocking and playing with the children. She cared for them and loved them as her own. Many of the children kept in touch with her over the years, sending cards and pictures, letting her know what was going on in their lives. Ms. Charlene was loved by all those she took care of.

Charlene enjoyed decorating her home for the holidays, especially for Halloween, which was her favorite. She loved having company and enjoyed when her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren would visit.

Charlene leaves to hold on to her precious memories, her husband Dominic Thomas, whom she married July 29, 2006; her children, Missy Vargas, Shannon (Lance) Costello, Robert (Carrie) Rischpater and Thomas Rischpater; her stepchildren, Dominic (Nicole) Thomas and Becky Thomas; her sister, Dorothy (Paul) Kish; her grandchildren, Lindsey and Justin Vargas, Destiny and Lacie Costello, Tristen Rischpater, John, Christopher, and Dominic Thomas and Jonathan Vega; and her great-grandchildren, Noah and Lilliana Vargas, Ava Vega and Eljay Thomas and Shaylonie. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, loving friends; and her cat, Adrian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant brother, Charles Jr.; her sister, Patty Agnone; her brother-in-law, Lewis Agnone; and her stepdaughter, Christina Thomas.

The Thomas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Charlene’s family condolences.

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BOARDMAN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church, celebrated by the Rev. Phil Rogers, for Julius R. Tareshawty, 87, who was peacefully called home Friday, July 21, 2017.

Julius was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Youngstown, to Julius and Philomena Connonico Tareshawty.

He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and received his degree in Architecture at The Ohio State University. He served as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Julius was a lifelong resident of Youngstown, and an accomplished and respected architect. His memory lives on in the many local buildings he designed. Beyond his life as an architect, Julius enjoyed developing and investing in real estate.

Julius’ life centered around his family. He brought happiness to all their lives and to the lives of many others who knew him. He will be remembered as a good friend, loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Aulisio) Tareshawty, whom he married in 1957; four children, Renee Tareshawty of Cuyahoga Falls, Janine Tareshawty of Boardman, Brian (Shannon) Tareshawty of Canfield and Craig (Deana) Tareshawty, also of Canfield; as well as his eight cherished grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Zwisler, Courtney (Nelson) Estrela, Tyler, Gabrielle, Bryson, Cameron, Madelyn and Gavin Tareshawty; and great-grandchild Vera Rose Zwisler.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lola Cerimele, Theresa Viglio and Louise LoSasso.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 24, at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St.

Julius’ family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all the healthcare professionals for their kindness and excellent care.

Material tributes may be made to The Angels of Easter Seals, 299 Edwards St., Youngstown, OH 44502.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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BOARDMAN - Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Farynets officiating, for Carolyn A. Volchko, 87, who passed away early Friday morning.

Carolyn was born June 1, 1930, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Oswald, and was a lifelong area resident.

Besides being a homemaker, Carolyn worked in the business offices of Century Foods and Loblaws.

She was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. Carolyn was also an active member of the GCU Lodge, Campbell Senior Citizens and the U.S. Steel Workers Retirees.

Carolyn will be greatly missed by her husband, John Volchko Sr., whom she married May 9, 1959; her son, John Volchko Jr., and his wife, Donna.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The Volchko family has entrusted their loved one to the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., where a Parastas service will be held at 6 p.m.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in Carolyn’s name to Hospice of the Valley.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Carolyn’s family condolences.

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY. – Edward Scott Wilson entered the halls of Valhalla on Thursday, the 13th of July, in the year of our Lord, 2017. 

A dedicated and loyal husband, son, brother, and patriot soldier, Scott leaves behind with heavy hearts, a tear, and fondest memories, his wife, Debra (Sampsell) of Hopkinsville; and stepdaughter Lindsey (Rairden) of Cornersville, Tenn.; his mother and father, Mary (Costello) and Edward Wilson of Youngstown; his sister and brother-in-law, Kimberlee and Curtis Speare, also of Youngstown; his brother and sister-in-law, Marc and Barbara (Millen) of Charleston, S.C.; and his sister, Holly, and brother-in-law Greg Anton of Sebastopol, Calif.

Scott was a highly decorated veteran of the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group, stationed in Fayetteville, N.C., from 1975 until 1988. When the 5th Group moved to Fort Campbell near Hopkinsville, he packed up his gear and moved with “his team” to the bluegrass of Kentucky. 

Among all of his military training, Scott fell most in love with his SCUBA duties. With mask and fins, he found some of his greatest peace and joy. When Scott retired from the military in 1998, he was the most decorated Special Forces soldier since the Vietnam era.  During his more than 22 years of service, Scott earned, among numerous others, the Soldier’s Medal, the Bronze Star, four Meritorious Service Medals, and the Air Medal while serving in Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East, and countless other locations across the globe. 

Scott enlisted in the Army as a 17-year-old teenager from Austintown. He grew up in nearby Newton Falls, before moving to Austintown in junior high school. Scott was an exceptional athlete, playing football and running track where he competed in seven national championships between the ages of 9 and 17. 

His infectious smile and charisma endeared him to anyone whose path he crossed.  An avid reader, his library was a portal into many of the great literary fiction, and military and historical works of our times. Scott’s love of travel and adventure led him and his family to many of the most beautiful lands and waters on this planet.  From the warm, crystalline waters of the Caribbean to the dusty mountains of the Far East, he will be missed and remembered.

Scott passed away at his home in Hopkinsville following a long and gallant battle with cancer. 

There will be a military memorial service for Scott at noon on Oct. 25 at the Chapel on Fort Campbell, Tenn. 

The family requests that should your heart move you so, please make contributions in Scott’s name to either the Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 (Pennyroyalhospice.com); or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675-8517 (WounderWarriorProject.org).

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