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MASURY - Evelyn June Candor, began her heavenly journey on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at home as her family’s love surrounded her. She was 72.

“Evie” was born June 1, 1943, in Sharon, Pa., a daughter to Louis J. and Frances A. (Jarosz) Kijowski.

After graduating from Brookfield High School in 1961, she fell in love with Raymond R. “Ron” Candor. They exchanged vows on Oct. 9, 1965, in St. Bernadette Catholic Church, united by Father Culp, and together started a family. To this union, four children were born, Denise, Mark, Greg and Gary.

She was a very devout and faith-filled Catholic woman who belonged to the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Masury.

She was very talented and meticulous in all she did. She became a beautician and had done hair for over 25 years, most recently at the Orange Village Care Center.

In her spare time, she enjoyed cleaning, cooking, crocheting, coffee with friends, and caring for her home and yard. She was a true perfectionist about everything – not a blade of grass stood taller than the other, nor a speck of dust to be found in her house. She was also known as the “clothing inspector” for her husband and children, having the ability to spot a loose thread from any angle. She was extremely devoted to her family and friends, showing her love for them with her endless serving of food. No child, grandchild, or friend ever left from her home hungry.

She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Ron; her children, Denise M. Courtwright (James) of northeastern Pennsylvania, Mark A. “Moose” Candor of Masury, Greg E. Candor (Candace) of Masury, and Gary C. Candor (Cinnamon) of Cortland; her grandchildren, Zane and Reid Courtwright, Caden Drew Candor, and Braeden, Katarina, Grayson, and Zarina Candor; her brother, Walter L. Kijowski of Boardman; and her sister-in-law, Lois J. Missik of Masury.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A time of gathering to honor Evelyn’s life will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Briceland Funeral Service, located on the Historic Green, 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at her church, St. Bernadette, 7800 Locust St., Masury.

She will be laid to rest at Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to the Fallen Firefighters Foundation or St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, c/o the funeral home.

Visit www.bricelandfuneralservice.com to leave expressions of sympathy for her family.

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Candor will be presented by Daniel Briceland, owner and director.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Mrs. Caroline L. “Smurf” Caffee-Smith, 67, who departed this life suddenly, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Claude and Anna Mae Barrett Caffee.

She was a retired RN, working with various home health care facilities. She was a member of the Jerusalem Church of Youngstown, where she served in the choir, on the usher board and also the kitchen committee.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Claude “Chris” Bogan of Columbus and Cameron W. Smith of Youngstown; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Deirdre (Mark) Wallace of Youngstown; a sister, Beverly Shouse of Columbus; four grandchildren, Claude R. Bogan, Kindell and Kordell Smith of Columbus and Breyonna Smith of Campbell; her godsister, Veronica Thurston of Youngstown; a special friend, Ann Dare of Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Fredrick Caffee and Larry Robison; and three sisters, Marsha Horton, Barbara Hamilton, and Wilma Ware.

Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Please visit our website at www.fdmasonmemorialfh.com for more information.

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NEW MIDDLETOWN - Thomas E. Clark, 66, passed away on Sept. 1, 2015.

“Tom” was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Youngstown, to Blair and Margaret Fidram Clark.

He was a 1966 graduate of Boardman High School. While he would have rather been fishing, Tom spent his life devoted to his family, strong work ethic and faith. He worked at General Fireproofing and Syro Steel and retired from Parker Hannifin in January of 2013. Tom was a long-standing member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and was on the Annual Book Sale committee. In his spare time, he also enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He leaves behind many handcrafted treasures that he made for his wife, children, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beth Bagwell, whom he married on June 8, 1996; his children, Thomas (Amy) Clark of Boston, Dennis (Michelle) Clark of Herndon, Va., Jason (Kara) Clark of Youngstown, Erin (Tim) Griffin of Raleigh, N.C., Marc Drummond of Cleveland, and Carrie Drummond of Raleigh; eight grandchildren, Sydney and Aly Clark, Kaitlyn and Lillian Clark, Andy and Julia Clark, and Beckett and Holden Griffin; three brothers, Don (Linda) Clark of Boardman, Jerry Clark of Boardman, and Larry (Peg) Clark of Avon Park, Fla.

Besides his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Clark; and sister Martha Mullaly.

A memorial service will be held at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St. in Boardman, Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Joachim officiating.

Friends and family will be received on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to give special thanks to Tom’s anonymous stem cell donor who gave Tom the gift of seeing three new grandchildren born during the past two years. The family is also especially grateful for the staff of the Stem Cell Transplant Unit at Seidman Cancer Center and Hospice of the Valley for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Be The Match, www.bethematch.org; Westminster Church Memorial Fund, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, OH 44512; or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church for Mrs. Robernette Jean Harvey, 83, who departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born March 3, 2015, to Rev. David and Sarah Woods Long in Youngstown.

She was a registered nurse for the Youngstown Hospital Association (Forum Health). She was a member of the Union Baptist Church and a former member of the New Bethel and the Holy Trinity Baptist Churches, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher, and vacation Bible school director chair. She was also a former Campfire Girl leader and a Cub Scout den mother. She was also a part of the Ohio Nurses’ Association. She was a graduate of Youngstown State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Terri L. Watkins of Hampton, Va.; a son, Rev. Kenneth A. Harvey of Youngstown; a brother, John (Gwen) Walker of Struthers; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles E. Harvey; Elijah Tate Long; Clyde Long; Lorenza Long; Bessie Hill; and Sophrenia King.

Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday.

Arrangements were entrusted to the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

Visit www.fdmasonmemorialfh.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the Harvey family.

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CANFIELD - Friends may call on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad St., at 4 p.m., followed by funeral services at 5 p.m. for Dolores P. Houser, 89, who died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown.

Dolores was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the later Frank and Agnes Ludt Mesmer, and was a lifelong area resident.

She graduated from Boardman High School and had been a bank teller for Farmer’s National Bank for 25 years.

Dolores was a member of the Order of Easter Star, Trias Chapter and the Saxon Club. She enjoyed playing bocce and had belonged to a women’s bocce league and a couple’s league. Dolores also loved to trap-shoot with her first husband, Bill, and had traveled to the Grand American Trap Shooting Competition.

Her first husband, Allan “Bill” Rogers, whom she married Jan. 2, 1948, died in 1976.

She leaves her husband, Russell E. Houser, whom she married in 1984; two daughters, Janet Rogers of Stuart, Fla. and Jane (Walter) Overly of Berlin Center; two stepdaughters, Joanne (Michael) Thomas of Ellsworth and Lori (Bill) Miller of Boardman; four grandchildren, John B. (Nicole) Overly of Salem, Victoria (Jason) Holmes of Victoria, Texas, Taylor Thomas of Ellsworth, and Sean (Renee) Houser of Boardman; and four great-grandchildren, J.P., Ethan, Addison and Haley. Dolores also leaves a brother, Vernon Mesmer of Dunedin, Fla.

Besides her parents and her first husband, Dolores was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Mesmer; a sister, Alice Greer; and her beloved cat, Snooper.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network, 4214 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512; or since Dolores was an avid animal lover, to Angels for Animals, 4750 South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

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BOARDMAN - Marilyn Mould was born in East Liverpool, Oct. 6, 1932, the daughter of the late Bonnie and Walter J. Smith.

She was a retired music teacher at the Leonard Kirtz School for 25 years, where she was named teacher of the year in 1979.

Marilyn graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1950, and was an original member of the Melodettes, a singing and dancing group in the late 40s that entertained in Ohio and Pennsylvania area. She sang with several groups and had leading roles in a number of musicals. Marilyn also enjoyed skating, dancing, and traveling abroad.

She graduated from Youngstown State University and Dana School of Music, where she met her late husband, Loyal “Bud” Mould, who passed recently.

Marilyn was a charter member and first president of Girard Children’s Conservation League. She sang with the Youngstown Philharmonic Chorus under John Krieger and Franz Bibo, where she was a board member. She also performed in productions at Ohevtzedik Temple.

She was a soloist in many Youngstown churches, including choirs at the First Christian Church of Youngstown, the Girard Christian Church and the Central Christian Church. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church and choir, as well as past deacon.

Marilyn was a member of Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Mahoning County Retired Teacher Association, as well as a Delta Tamra Kappa Education Society member.

She was a member of St. David’s Society, National Welsh Foundations and Niles Gymanfa Ganu Association.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Deborah Snipes of Youngstown, Pamela (Dana) Dupler of Thornville, and Cynthia Mould of Seekonk, Mass.; son Ralph (Mary) Mould of Poland; seven grandchildren, Rev. Lennel V. Anderson of Somerset, Pa., Ralph L. Mould of Poland, Peter J. Georgiadis of Columbus, Rachel E. Mould of Poland, Joshua M. Snipes of Youngstown, and Grace C. Belt and Lucy J. Belt of Seekonk; as well as three great-grandchildren, Justine A. Carney, Ralph J. and Conner J. Mould, all of Poland; and one great-granddaughter expected soon, Elliana Georgiadis.

Friends and family will be received at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 10 a.m., where a brief prayer service will follow at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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MIDDLETOWN, CONN. - William Pierko, 92, formerly of Austintown, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, at Middlesex Hospital, following a brief illness.

William was born Dec. 1, 1922, in West Deer, Pa., a son of the late Stephen and Amelia Morosko Pierko, and came to the Youngstown area with his family as an infant in 1924.

Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy for two-and-a-half years during World War II. He retired as a boilerhouse millwright in May of 1981, after working 39 years for U.S. Steel at the Ohio Works.

Bill was an active member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, where he was a volunteer at the parish festivals and for bereavement luncheons. He was recently a member of St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Colchester, Conn. He played softball in his younger days, was a member of the UCYL, and was a former member of the Ukrainian Men’s Bowling League.

Mr. Pierko leaves his beloved wife of 52 years, Julia Macynski Pierko, whom he married May 18, 1963; his son, Gary S. (Brenda) Pierko of East Hampton; two grandsons, Luke William Pierko and Matthew Thomas Pierko; and two sisters, Ann Baksa of Austintown and Mary (Dante) Giancola of Youngstown.

Bill was preceded in death by brothers John, Nick, and Peter Pierko, and a sister, Rose Ament.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home, and will continue with a Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, on the corner of Kirk and Raccoon Roads in Austintown.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences on-line to Bill’s family.

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AUSTINTOWN - There will be services at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens Chapel for Virginia L. Roth, 92, who died Aug. 29, at AustinWoods.

Virginia was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of Harvey and Annabelle Rothwell Beard.

She was a 1941 graduate of South High School and then graduated from the Youngstown Hospital Association School of Nursing in 1943.

Virginia was a registered nurse with the Youngstown Hospital Association and then St. Elizabeth Hospital, before retiring from Planned Parenthood in 1980.

Virginia was a member of the Austintown Community Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed working with crafts. Virginia also enjoyed camping, spending summers at Lake Erie and attending the Canfield Fair for 75 plus years. She loved being with family and most especially, the time spent with her grandchildren.

Virginia’s husband of 67 years, Jack W. Roth Sr., whom she married Aug. 26, 1944, died March 29, 2011.

Virginia is survived by her children, Debra (Jack) Kleiss of Cloverdale, Ind., Jack W. (Susan) Roth Jr. of Broomfield, Colo., Harvey (Bonnie) Roth of Austintown and Jeffrey (Jill) Roth of Hudson, Fla.; her sister, Jacquelyn Richardson of Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gordon and Wallace Beard.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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

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CHICAGO - John Edward Rostic, 70, formerly of Youngstown, was born on Feb. 6, 1945, in Luverne, Ala., a son of Willie Frank and Mary Velma Barganier Rostic.

John graduated from the St. Jude Catholic High School in Montgomery, Ala. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he specialized in interpreting and transacting secret military codes. After his honorable discharge, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

John accepted Christ at an early age and shared fond memories of attending Sunday school with his grandmother, Mary B. Richburg. In Chicago, as a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, he was active in the scholarship and outreach ministries.

Some of his career experiences included working in the records division of First National Bank (Chase), as a technician in the Laboratory of Hematology at the University of Chicago Hospital, and a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. Following retirement from the post office, he studied and started a new career as a counselor and care service representative with the Chicago Board of Health Clinic and worked as a Chicago Public Schools substitute teacher.

On Aug. 27, 2015, at the Imperial of Lincoln Park Nursing Home, John was called home to be with the Lord.

John leaves to cherish his life, love and legacy, a sister, Leslie (Fred) Harper; a brother, William C. Maddox; three aunts, Edith Ferman, Gladys (Lawrence) Tazwell, and Mary Lou Jackson; his uncle, Ernest Barganier; his caregiver, Jessie Butts; and a host of family and friends.

He was greeted at Heaven’s gate by his parents; and three uncles, Ira Jones, Johnnie Barganier and Jessie Barganier.

Friends may call Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, 1951 McGuffey Road, Youngstown. Funeral services will follow immediately at 10 a.m.

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MCDONALD - Anna Sernulka, 91, formerly of Warren, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Anna was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of Michael and Paraskeva “Nellie” Sennyk Tresnowsky, immigrants from Rosokhy and Bilychi, Ukraine.

Anna grew up in McKinley Heights and later moved to Girard where she attended Girard High School, until she went to work at age 16. She worked for Packard Electric’s Sunlight Division in Warren for 10 years during the 1940s.

She was a stay-at-home mother and wife for 14 years, taking care of her five children, until she rejoined the workforce in 1964. She worked at the General Electric Ohio Lamp Plant in Warren for 22 years and retired in 1987 alongside her husband, Mike, who retired on the same day.

On June 4, 1949, Anna married Michael Sernulka in Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she was a member for over 65 years. Anna belonged to the parish’s St. Mary Sisterhood.

In 1992 and 1995, Anna visited her parents’ native villages in Ukraine, meeting her one surviving aunt and numerous cousins.

Anna loved to cook her family’s favorite ethnic and holiday foods. She cherished the times she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandsons. She enjoyed going to all their sporting events over the years and was able to attend her great-grandsons’ games until last year.

Anna is survived by four sons, John (Marion) of Ellicott City, Md., Leonard (Marsha) of Fort Mill, S.C., Richard (Connie) of Seffner, Fla., and Michael of McDonald; her daughter, Linda (Greg) of McDonald; nine grandchildren, Holly, Jonathan, Brian, Staci, Kristen, Adam, Richard, Melissa (Mike), and Heather (Dave); three great-grandsons, Kaden, Kyle, and Bentley; a sister, Patricia Logue of Girard; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Prokup and Nancy Sernulka, both of Cortland; many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews; and her dear friend and caregiver, Elana.

Anna’s husband, Mike, died seven years ago, April 9, 2008, after 58 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Steve Tresnowsky, and a sister, Mary Daniels.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard, where a prayer service will be held at 6:15 p.m.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, and will continue at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

Interment will follow at the parish cemetery, where Anna will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences on-line to Anna’s family.

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NILES - Raymond F. Barrios Sr., 64, died at 8:22 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 14, 1950, in Youngstown, the son of Bernaby and Paula Medina Barrios.

“Ray” was a 1968 graduate of McDonald High School, employed as a press operator and welder at Trinity Industries for 29 years, retiring in 2013, and was of the Catholic faith.

He was member and past commander of the Girard American Legion Post 235, where he also served on their honor guard, a life member and past commander of the John D. Massey Army Navy Garrison 422 in McKinley Heights, a member of the Girard Eagles Post 2172, and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

Ray was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War, having been stationed in Germany for two years.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Rebecca Macias Barrios, whom he married April 19, 1974; two sons, Raymond F. Barrios II of Niles and Jason Barrios of Youngstown; three brothers, Henry Barrios and his wife, Peggy, of Niles, Felix “Tony” Barrios of McDonald and Vince Barrios of Girard.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Friends may call Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, at the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles, with Fr. James Walker officiating. Ray will be honored for his military service by the Girard Veterans Council Honor Guard immediately after the service.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to light a candle, sign the guest book, and send email condolences.

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