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BOARDMAN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave. in Youngstown, for Joseph G. Bialik, 87, who was called by the Lord to join his two sons, two daughters and brothers in eternal rest.

He graduated from Ursuline High School in 1949, and served during the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army.

“Joe” was a lifelong member of the Teamsters Union, working for Loblaws, McNicholas, and Findley Welding. He was an active and devoted member of St. Dominic’s Church, where he served as a weekly usher. He was an office holder with the Jednota Lodge where he formed his brotherhood.

Joe was an avid reader who enjoyed fishing, boating, and was a resourceful handyman who could fix anything.

Joe is survived by his beloved and cherished wife of 64 years, the former Marian S. Malovec; a daughter, Debbie (George) Bentfeld; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Heidi) Zack, Jamie (Vito) Pavone, Stacey (Phil) Yergin, Ashley (Ben) Gibson, Lisa (Jason) Armburger, Joseph Bialik, Stephen Bialik, Jonathan Bialik; a great-grandson, Tyson Cole Armburger; two sons-in-law, Henry Zack and Max Fitzer; a daughter-in-law, Athena Bialik; a sister-in-law, Joyce Bialik; many wonderful cousins; and special nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Joseph and Mary (Krivan) Bialik, Joe was preceded in death by four children, Joseph Bialik, Donna Zack, Mary Jo Bialik-Fitzer and George Bialik; two brothers, Steve Bialik and John Bialik; and his infant sister, Mary Bialik.

Joe devoted his life to his family, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be dearly missed by all.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic’s Church. Funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m.

Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home in Boardman.

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DUMFRIES, VA. – Wanda B. Conner, 90, formerly of Youngstown, went to be with her heavenly Father, surrounded by her three children at her home on May 17, 2017. As a nonsmoker, she bravely battled lung cancer for two years.

Wanda was born on Jan. 25, 1927, on the family farm in Mercer, Pa.

Wanda is survived by her three children, Judy (Jim) Hackett of Newport News, Va., Lee Conner of Dumfries, and Susan (Ron) Bodnar of Virginia; grandchildren Amy (Brian) Ferguson, Laura Hackett, Jake Bodnar, Luke (Heather) Bodnar, and Melanie (Tyler) Allshouse; and two great-grandchildren, Jay Ferguson and Hailey Bodnar.

Wanda enjoyed the challenge of playing Bingo and various card and word games with the family and friends. She took numerous trips across the country and abroad with her son, Lee.

She enjoyed family gatherings with holiday dinners, Bible studies at the Boardman United Methodist Church in Boardman, and attending the Senior Center in Woodbridge, Va.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Conner, in 2012.

Thank you to the wonderful and kind caregivers from Heartland Hospice.

The family requests that donations in memory of Wanda be sent to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 3900 Jermantown Road, Suite 460, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Wanda will be interred in a private family service at a later date at the Millbank Cemetery in Fredonia, Pa.

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YOUNGSTOWN – Marc A. Froomkin, 69, died May 24, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley.

Marc was born May 14, 1948, in Youngstown, and was a lifelong resident. He was the first of three sons born to Irving and Bernice Froomkin.

Marc graduated from Liberty High School in 1966, and went on to attend Youngstown State University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. He was a member of the Temple El-Emeth in Youngstown.

Marc was a unique, kind-hearted soul and a beautiful poet. He entered and won many poetry contests over the years for his sonnets and became published in numerous literary publications. He was an avid reader and loved watching the Cleveland Indians with his late parents. He helped care for both of them until their deaths. Marc was a doting uncle to his niece and nephews and never missed a birthday, anniversary or special occasion.

He is survived by his two younger brothers, Howard (Linda) Froomkin and Craig (Jennifer) Froomkin, both of Liberty; his niece and goddaughter, Jenny Lloyd; his six nephews, Chad (Marissa), Brian, Cory, Drew, Jordan and Braden Froomkin; and his three great-nephews, Alex, Asher and Ethan. He is also survived by his aunt, Bertha Froomkin; as well as many cousins, including Michael (Gail) Froomkin of Liberty, Renee (Eli) Roth of Hilton Head, S.C., Dr. Janice (Marshall) Moranz of Albuquerque, N.M., Marilyn (Ken) Gerling of Tampa, Fla., and David (Joan) Simon of Pittsburgh.

Preceding him in death were his beloved parents, Irv and Bernice; his uncles, Berkeley Froomkin and Sydney Jacobson; and his aunt, Vivian Simon.

Calling hours will take place 30 minutes before the 11 a.m. funeral on Sunday, May 28, at the Itts Memorial Chapel at the El-Emeth Granada Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special and heartfelt thanks to Hospice of the Valley and their staff for the exceptional care that they provided. Marc, himself, commented on how happy he was to be there because he was being treated like a king.

The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512, in memory of Marc.

Arrangements by the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.

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NEW MIDDLETOWN – Leland Edgar Howard, 95, died Wednesday evening, May 24, 2017, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center.

Mr. Howard was born July 1, 1921, in Canton, a son of Edgar U. and Adeline Postich Howard.

He was a graduate of Beaver Local High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Math from Geneva College. He also attended MIT for a few years. In 1950, Mr. Howard relocated to the Youngstown area and worked as a civil engineer for Youngstown Sheet & Tube and Truscon Steel. He later worked for Copperweld in Shelby, retiring in 1994.

He was a 50-year Mason, a former member of the Central Christian Church, where he served as a deacon, and the Mahoning Hikers and Campers Association.

A proud World War II veteran, Mr. Howard served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Howard is survived by his daughter, Leslie (James) Viczay of Poland; son Robert Leland (Lisa Raduga) Howard of Cincinnati; sister Beverly Loll of Beaver, Pa.; three grandchildren, Michael (Kristin) Howard, Renee Howard, and Stephanie (Shawn) Shimko; and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Howard and Korin Shimko.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Howard.

A private service will be held at the Beaver Cemetery in Beaver.

Arrangements are being handled by the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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YOUNGSTOWN - A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Paul C. Mullins Jr. will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the J.E. Washington Funeral Home. Mr. Mullins departed this life May 22, 2017, in Poland.

Mr. Mullins was born July 27, 1952, in Youngstown, a son of Paul C. and Lizzie Longmire Mullins Sr.

He was a 1970 graduate of South High School and was formerly employed with Fire Line for over 23 years. He was a licensed barber and die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

He was a loving father, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Paul C. Mullins Sr. of Youngstown; his loving daughter, NaTasha McCain of Orange Park, Fla.; his brother, Darnell Mullins of Campbell; his grandchildren, Robert Brown Jr. and Braylan Brown, both of Orange Park; and a host of other relatives and dear friends, including his companion, Sandra Block.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Friends may call Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the J.E. Washington Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Ministry of care and comfort provided by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.

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YOUNGSTOWN - Frank Milton Queener Jr., 69, passed away on May 24, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1947, to Mary Cunningham Queener and Frank Queener Sr., in Youngstown.

He was a graduate of South High School in 1968.

Frank, an accomplished singer and guitar player was a member of two popular bands, Ronnie Lee’s Combo and The Mighty Generation. He loved movies, playing video games, music, and being with his family. His wonderful smile and generous spirit will be missed by all knew him and loved him.

He is survived by two daughters, Janice Brown Allen of Boardman and Kea Queener of New Jersey; his grandchildren; sister-in-law Sharon (Henry) Queener Garner; uncle James (Iris) Cunningham of Orlando, Fla.; and aunt Frances Cunningham of Youngstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Raymond Queener.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home.

Friends may call one hour prior to the time of the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the directors of the Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home.

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STRUTHERS - Roberta Ann Morris, 57, passed away on May 24, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, with her family at her side.

She was born on May 28, 1959, to John Lindeman and Betty Holland.

She was the heart of her family. She loved and cherished her family, and friends, and her pets with all her heart.

Roberta is survived by her ex-husband, Wilbur Morris; two daughters, Betty and Lisa Morris; and one son, Wilby and Jenn Morris; her grandchildren, Anthony, Andrew, and Will Tyler; her sisters, Debra Moore and Susan Meluch; her brothers, Thomas and Gail Lindeman, Mark Lindeman, and Jack Lindeman; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, family requests monetary donations to help with funeral expenses.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home.

Friends may call one hour prior to the time of the service.

Interments will be at Girard City Cemetery in Girard.

Arrangements have been handled by the Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home in Youngstown.

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HUBBARD – Funeral services will be held on Saturday at noon at the Wasko Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Dave Thomas, for Michael S. Poullas, 59, who passed away Tuesday at his home.

Michael was born July 3, 1957, in Youngstown, the son of Stavros M. and Mary Kust Poullas.

He was a 1975 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.

Michael worked as a maintenance mechanic at Schwebel’s Bakery.

Michael will be greatly missed by his father, Stavros Poullas; his wife, the former Gina Stanfar; his sons, Stephen (Courtney) Poullas of Youngstown, Nicholas (Adrienne) Poullas of Hubbard and Christopher Poullas of Campbell; grandchildren Jaxson, Gracie and Jordan; his brother, Chris (Karen) Poullas of New Port Richie, Fla.; and his nephews, Carter and Lukas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary and his sister, Elaine.

The Poullas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the funeral home, prior to the noon funeral service.

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

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – James J. Wolfe, 76, passed away peacefully, at home, on April 6, 2017, in Myrtle Beach.

He was born on July 31, 1940, in Ellsworth, the fifth son of Lester C. and Annalea (Howk) Wolfe.

James was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.

He was a devoted husband, stepfather, grandfather and great-grandfather.

“Jim” worked for Addressograph Multigraph in Ohio and then went on to work for IBM and Xerox in Kansas City, Dallas, Farmington Hills and Myrtle Beach. He finally retired in Myrtle Beach.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was married to the former Mary Lou Hively of Salem, on July 1, 1972. She passed away on Jan. 17, 2017, in Myrtle Beach.

Jim will be sadly missed by his stepson, Charles William Leaf; grandson, Charles (Charlie); four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Iva Lou Donelson of Youngstown. He also leaves eight nieces, five nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Other than his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his four sisters, Norene Carney, Phyllis Vinsack, his twin, Ruth Gillespie and Joyce Wolfe; and his four brothers, Lester Jr., Howard Sr., Rev. Orrin Sr. and Mark.

A private funeral was held, in Myrtle Beach, per his request.

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