YOUNGSTOWN Private funeral services were held for Lucille M. Brown, 93, who passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Lucille was born July 13, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Elwood B. and Rose (Hash) Dickason.
She was a member of the Christ Church Presbyterian, a homemaker and a lifelong area resident.
Lucille is survived by a son, Rev. Charles R. (Alice) Brown of Spring Hill, Fla.; a daughter, Cheryl L. Camelli of Youngstown; eight grandchildren, Charles Brown Jr., Benjamin Brown, Teri (Donald) Brazal, Brian Camelli, Tony, Camelli, Samantha Kirol, Michelle Kirol and Ashley Kirol; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her son-in-law, James Randall; a brother, Roy E. Dickason; a stepbrother, Jack Russell; and a stepsister, Barbara Russell-Moore.
There are no calling hours.
Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.
Arrangements were handled by the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home in Boardman.
BERLIN CENTER Roger H. Carr, 70, passed away peacefully Saturday evening at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, surrounded by his family.
Roger was born Aug. 10, 1946, in Warren, a son of the late Herman H. and Maxine L. (Whaling) Carr, and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center in 1964 and attended Kent State University, Salem campus. He received his degree in Theology Ministry in 1971 from Salem Bible College.
Roger worked in the tire business for over 40 years as a tire repair technician. He was most recently working at Great Lakes Best One Tire, previously Terrys Tire Town, where he had worked for 13 years. He previously worked for Meander Tire.
Roger enjoyed woodworking and gardening, and loved the rain. He would often put a pan outside to hear the sound of the rain, which he found very soothing.
He leaves his wife, the former Joyce (Wasikowski) Wisniewski, whom he married in September of 2000. He leaves two sons, Christopher (Bethany) Carr of Salem and Jeffrey (Amy) Carr of North Lima; two stepsons, Teddy (Laura) Wisniewski of South Fork, Tenn. and Randy Wisniewski of Berlin Center; two brothers, Arden (Bonnie) Carr of Berlin Center and Stanley (Nancy) Carr of Ravenna; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Ann Cartmell; and a stepson, Greg Wisniewski.
The family is planning a private memorial service for a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
NORTH LIMA - Pascarella Pat M. DeLorenzo, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon.
Pascarella, known as Pat, was born in the Smokey Hollow section of Youngstown, a daughter of the late Luciano and Maria (DeLucia) Ialungo.
She attended The Rayen School and was a member of St. Michael Church. She was formerly a longtime member of St. Dominics Church.
During World War II, Pat worked as a riveter at General Fireproofing Company in support of the war. She was a caregiver for people in need.
Friends and family fondly recall Pat baking bread and pizza every Friday, using 25 pounds of flour as she was always generous in giving. She also enjoyed feeding the birds.
Above all, she will be remembered for uncompromising values, her strength of character and a galvanized resolve. Her value system will leave an indelible mark on generations to come.
Her husband, Andrew Andy DeLorenzo, whom she married on May 16, 1946, died April 5, 1975.
She leaves her son, William (Dawn) DeLorenzo of Canfield; a daughter, MaryAnn (Gay) DeLorenzo of Phoenix; a sister, Jennie Columbo of Youngstown; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Besides her parents and her husband, Pat was preceded in death by her daughter, Rosalie DeLorenzo (Hunter) Hake; and a sister, Teresa Marinelli.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad St.
There will be prayers at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
NEW MIDDLETOWN A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown for Mariel C. Goist, 86, who passed away Saturday evening at home.
Mariel was born Oct. 22, 1930, in San Francisco, a daughter of Lawrence Buck and Katherine Schuller Minera.
She came to Youngstown as a child with her parents and was a 1948 graduate of South High School.
She worked as a printing press operator at Postal Church Services in Boardman and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Mariel married Donald J. Goist on May 17, 1952, and he died April 7, 1974.
She leaves two daughters, Karen Lynn Goist of New Middletown and Nancy L. Biegenwald of Shreveport, La.; and two grandchildren, Dawn M. Biegenwald and Michael Biegenwald.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a half brother, Karl Kasch.
Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service.
Material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Arrangements by the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown.
Visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
BOARDMAN A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St. in Canfield, celebrated by Father Terrence Hazel and with Father David DeMarco, for Frances M. Granito, 93, who passed away on Friday at her home.
Frances was born March 5, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of Liberato and Rose Pecchio Detesco.
She graduated from The Rayen School in 1942. She was vice president of her class, was on the debate team, and was editor of the school newspaper. She would go on to organize many class reunions. She also attended Youngstown College.
Frances was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Dominics Parish and St. Michaels. She was member of Tippecanoe Country Club and their Womens Association.
She was active in the Stambaugh Pillars. She was a licensed cosmetologist, and worked at Firestone in Akron and Youngstown Regional Airport while she was married to Raymond V. Reedy.
They were married on Sept. 17, 1949. He passed away at the age of 42 on March 29, 1964. They were married 15 years.
Frances married Dr. Charles Granito on Aug. 17, 1972, who passed away Dec. 10, 1994. They were married 22 years.
Frances is survived by her daughter, Mille Reedy of Boardman; a son, Raymond (Karen) Reedy of Canfield; three granddaughters, Dawn Strete, and Lisa and Tara Reedy; and four great-grandchildren, Addison and Brady Strete, and Reed and Jeffrey Wilson. Her sister, Alyce DeMarco, resides in Pittsburgh.
Frances was preceded in death by brothers Daniel and Dr. Andrew A. Detesco; and sisters Mille Carlson and Anne Carlson.
Frances will be sadly missed by the family she so loved and cherished.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in Frances name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Family and friends may call at St. Michael Church, an hour prior to Mass, at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
WOOSTER - William Bill W. Kesner, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.
He was born May 24, 1938, in Hubbard, the son of Ancel and Geraldine Hesson Kesner.
He married Carol Fraley on Nov. 11, 1961. She survives.
He had been manager of purchasing and material control for G.F. Business Equipment in Youngstown for 11 years, he then worked in Canada for three and a half years and was then transferred to North Carolina for seven and a half years as vice president of value analysis and purchasing manager and material control and then worked at Akron Brass as manager of purchasing until his retirement in 2001.
In his retirement, he worked part-time at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, past president of Wooster Evening Lions, member of the Wooster Elks, enjoyed NASCAR, golfing and North Carolina Tar Heels basketball.
In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by his children, Kerry (William) Kesner-Beach of Bolivar and Kurt (Anita) Kesner and Kevin (Casie) Kesner, both of Wooster; grandchildren Hannah Beach, Rachel Beach, Cody Kesner, Allison Kesner, Joy Lynn Beach and Isabella Kesner; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Kesner.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 16 E. Larwill St. in Wooster on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., with an Elks memorial service at 4:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at noon at the funeral home, with the Pastor Ann Paynter officiating. Burial will follow at the Wooster Cemetery.
Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
Please visit www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com to leave online condolences to the family.
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m at. St. Dominics Catholic Church in Youngstown for Anthony P. Nestor, 56, who died on Feb. 23, 2017, at his home.
Anthony was born in Lawrence, Mass., on March 19, 1960.
He was a member of St. Dominics Catholic Church.
He was very talented artist and enjoyed collecting movies, books and coins.
Anthony is survived by his mother, Jean (Becconsall) Nestor, with whom he made his home; a brother, John (Michelle) Nestor of Poland; his sisters, Lorraine (Larry Jr) Stelzer of Columbus and Susan Nestor of Struthers; nephews and nieces Kevin James Myers, Justin Donald Myers, Jessica Jean Stelzer, and Larry Joseph Stelzer III; and one great-nephew, Jayce James Myers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Nestor.
Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 1 to 1:30 p.m., followed by a burial at Lake Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Kirila Funeral Home Inc. in Struthers.
HUBBARD - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating for Kylie C. Pregi, 21, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Kylie was born Nov. 14, 1995, in Youngstown, a daughter of James A. and Deborah A. Tate Pregi.
She was 2014 graduate of Hubbard High School and was attending Ross Medical in Niles.
Kylie enjoyed four wheeling, being with her friends and fishing.
She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard.
She will be sadly missed by her family; her daughter, Emma Jean Price; her parents; her sister, Kira B. Pregi; her boyfriend, Phillip Price; her grandparents, Jim and Betsy Pregi; and Phillips parents, Terry and Vanessa Price, all of Hubbard.
Her grandparents, Tom and Darla Tate preceded her in death.
There will be calling hours on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 2, 2017, prior to the Mass from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emma Jean Pregi Fund at Huntington Bank.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
BOALSBURG, PA. - Katherine Marie Romanko, formerly of Millheim, Pa., passed from this life on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Wynwood House in Boalsburg.
Born July 27, 1925, in Masontown, Pa., Katherine was a daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Vlasich.
She was a graduate of Masontown High School. Soon thereafter, Katherine married Michael E. Romanko, who preceded her in death.
Katherine was a member of St. Anne Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church in Youngstown where she was very actively involved with church activities. Every Friday, for years, she and other women of the church would gather to make pierogis. In her younger years, when she was able, Katherine and Michael loved to travel. She was most of all a loving wife and mother who took great pride in caring for her husband and family.
Katherine is survived by two daughters, Monica Kieffer of Millheim and Bonnie Brinker (Ron) of Weston, Mass.; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua and Jesse Kieffer and Jackson Brinker.
Katherine was the last of her family, having been preceded in death by nine siblings.
Graveside services will be held at the Calvary Chapel on the Calvary Cemetery grounds in Youngstown on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 1 p.m.
The Steven R. Neff Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Please visit www.stevenrnefffuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.
CAMPBELL - Memorial services will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Shiloh Baptist Church for Ms. Regina Denise Scott, 55, who passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Ms. Scott was born, Dec. 31, 1961, in Youngstown, a daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Jane Miles Smith.
She was a 1980 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and had worked over 10 years with the Demain Tire Company.
She attended the Shiloh Baptist Church. A very stylish and outgoing lady, she enjoyed line dancing, traveling, bingo, social games and was a Cleveland Cavalier fan.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Natasha Denise Scott of Campbell; two sisters, Felita Smith of Campbell and Pamela Debouse of Youngstown; a brother, Emrie Smith of Campbell; two grandchildren, Marcus and McKenzie DAltorio, both of Campbell; her loving fiancé, Calvin Tillman of Liberty; and a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Angel Ann Smith
The family will greet guests from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home in Youngstown.
HUBBARD Private funeral services were held for Gordon Emerson Tobey, 83, who died Thursday morning, Feb. 23, 2017, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 8, 1933, at home in Hubbard, a son of Gordon Ellsworth and Edith Toner Tobey, and was a lifelong Hubbard resident.
Mr. Tobey, a 1952 graduate of Hubbard High School, served with the U.S. Navy. He was a machinist at Wean United for 36 years, retiring in 1992, and also was a volunteer fireman for the Hubbard Fire Department for 17 years.
Gordon was a member of the Hubbard American Legion Post No. 51, enjoyed woodworking and loved his family, especially his granddaughters and great-grandson.
He leaves his wife, the former Phyllis V. Pierson, whom he married Sept. 15, 1956; two sons, Curtis (Joni) Tobey and Eric Tobey, both of Hubbard; two brothers, Jerome (Dorothy) Tobey and Arthur (Peggy) Tobey, both of Hubbard; two granddaughters, Emily (Justin) Morgan of Rock Hill, S.C., and Rachel (fiancé Brian Logan) Tobey of Hubbard; and one great-grandson, Jase Morgan.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements were handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the family.
CAMPBELL - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Rudjak, for Phillip F. Zugcic, 99, who passed away Sunday afternoon.
Phillip was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Campbell, the son of Godfrey and Katherine Palajsa Zugcic.
Phillip served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as a draftsman and machinist for various companies throughout the area.
Phillip was a parishioner of the Holy Apostles Parish at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 274 and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 185.
Phillip cherished the time he spent with his brothers, playing in a tamburitza band at weddings, clubs, and other social gatherings around town during the 1940s and 1950s. Phillip loved all of his neighbors and friends and enjoyed keeping up on all current events.
He will always be remembered by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Peter and Joseph Zugcic; and his sister, Pauline Rish.
The Zugcic family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Phillips family condolences.