GIRARD - Lester F. Brownlee, 99, peacefully went Home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on April 26, surrounded by family.
He was born on June 8, 1915, a son of Lewis and Flora Creed Brownlee and was a graduate of Scienceville High School.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant of Private Investigations of the Military Police Force. He was decorated with the Army of Occupation Medal of Japan, the Victory Medal, the Medal of Good Conduct, and two overseas bar stripes, and was honorably discharged in 1945.
He was a member of the Struthers Baptist Church, the UAW, the American Legion and AARP. Lester was a retiree of the Railway Express Agency and General Motors in Lordstown.
He married the late, Mary Louise Coddington, and is survived by their three children, Noralee Brownlee of Girard, with whom he resided, Lauralie (Joe) Zayas of North Jackson and Robert Louis Brownlee of Youngstown. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Wednesday Ann Williams of California, Jennifer Brownlee of North Lima, Michael (Daly) Zayas of North Jackson, and Jillean Zayas of Erie, Pa.; granddaughter-in-law, Zenaida Williams of Poland; and nine great-grandchildren.
On Feb. 18, 1961, Lester married his second wife, Velma Cannon, who preceded him in death.
He had two stepchildren, Richard (Lois) Cannon and the late Gail (Thomas) Unick. He also leaves six stepgrandchildren, Thomas (Elizabeth) Unick, Michael (Feona) Unick, Anne (Michael) Lattro, Joseph (Wendy) Unick and Jill (the late Ray) Dudik. He had 13 step great-grandchildren.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Helen Brownlee; his grandson, Eric Williams; and his step granddaughter, Tracie Hensley.
Friends and family may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St. in Struthers.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Valley or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
AUSTINTOWN - Janet Brace, 92, of the citys west side, died on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 7:50 a.m. at AustinWoods Health Care Center in Austintown.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1922, in Girard, the daughter of the late Claude and Alice Daniels Walker.
Although born in Girard, Janet grew up in Struthers, where she graduated in 1941 from Struthers High School. She went on to become a waitress, working at several area restaurants, including the Dutch Pantry. Janet also worked in the jewelry department at the Austintown Walmart for several years.
Janet was a huge Cleveland Indians fan, a Chaney High School Cowboys fan, and she loved to play bingo. Her greatest pleasure was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Robert E. (Patricia) Brace Jr. of Austintown; three grandchildren, Dennis R. Brace of Austintown, David A. (Gina) Brace of Boardman, and Kayla L. (Brendan) Fitzgerald of Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Caitlin J. Brace of Clarksville, Tenn., and Jax R. Brace of Boardman.
The Brace family wishes to thank all those involved in taking excellent care of their mother and grandmother while she was in the care of AustinWoods Health Care Center.
Other than her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Brace Sr. on June 3, 1988. They were united in marriage on Nov. 29, 1945. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis F. Brace; and her siblings, James Walker, Margaret Hutch, and Alice Daugherty.
Funeral services will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, where Pastor Jack Acri will celebrate Janets life.
Family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Janet will be laid to rest next to her husband in Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.
SALEM Herman H. Blosser, 84, died peacefully at 10:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Hospice House, Poland.
He was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Columbiana, a son of the late Samuel and Sadie Spiker Blosser and was a lifelong area resident.
Prior to his retirement, Herman had been employed as a machinist for Hunt Valve Company Inc. of Salem for 45 years. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a lifelong member of Midway Mennonite Church of Columbiana, where he enjoyed attending many church functions.
Mr. Blosser loved farming and spending time outdoors, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, the former, Eileen W. Perry, whom he married Oct. 2, 1953; three sons, Verne H. Blosser of Greenford, Phillip P. (Lisa) Blosser of Salem and Kevin S. (Joann) Blosser of Tyler, Texas; three daughters, Lynnette E. Kreidler of Enon Valley, Pa., Lisa M. (Don) Sawders of Columbiana and Sherri N. Fredericks of Leetonia; three brothers, Arthur Blosser of Columbiana, Emerson Blosser of Goshen, Ind. and Marcellus (Becky Tyson) Blosser of Elkart, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Herman was preceded in death by four sisters, Adelia Musselman, Berdella Miller, Christine Huffman and Hermine Blosser and a granddaughter, Precella Blosser.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Midway Mennonite Church with Pastor Jesse Johnson officiating.
Burial will be at Midway Mennonite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House of Poland, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends may visit www.familycareservices.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
BOARDMAN - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Church for William Paul DeNiro, 79, who died early Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, surrounded by his family.
William was born Jan. 12, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of Frank and Helen (Catoline) DeNiro.
He was a 1954 graduate of East High School and was part owner of Midwest Amusement until his retirement.
William enjoyed spending time with his family.
William is survived by by his children, Mary Margaret (Bob Berns) of Columbus and Rhinelander, Wis., Cynthia (Denny) Kunce of Petersburg, Helena (Brad) Anderson of Columbus, Stacie Shepard of Poland, William (Eileen) DeNiro Jr. of Boardman, and George (Kelli) DeNiro of Columbus; his brother, Louis (Kathy) DeNiro of Boardman; his former wife, Donna J. DeNiro of Poland; 11 grandchildren, Kelsey, Abbey and Natalie Kunce, Robert, Taylor and Julia Anderson, William DeNiro III, Lucie and Jordan Shepard, Jake and Paige DeNiro, and Zack Hierro; and great-granddaughter Haddie Hierro.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Vince, Michael and Frank DeNiro.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Holy Family Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, PO Box 430, Youngstown, OH 44501.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.
STRUTHERS - Lowella E. Fleet, 66, formerly of Youngstowns west side, died April 26, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Fleet was born Dec. 6, 1948, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Lowell and Alice Smith Williams.
She was a 1967 graduate of Chaney High School. Mrs. Fleet owned and operated her own interior decorating business called Wallpaper N Stuff for over 15 years on Market Street. After the closing of her store, she worked as a sales associate at La-Z-Boy and England Furniture, both in Boardman.
Some of Lowellas favorite things to do included reading, playing computer games, and watching movies, especially science fiction, Star Trek, and the Walking Dead. An animal lover, Lowella enjoyed her many years of companionship from her pets.
Lowella is survived by her two daughters, Amanda (Robert) Mackie of Struthers and Sara (Corey) Michaliszyn of Canfield; 11 grandchildren, Alex, Allyson, Erica, Samantha, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Megan, Ryan, Riley, and Natalie; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Ann, and Micah.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland. Interment will follow at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
BOARDMAN - Judith Ann Glaros, 63, died April 25, 2015, at her residence.
Mrs. Glaros was born Dec. 19, 1951, in Youngstown, a daughter of Albert and Helen Farnic Price.
She was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal Mooney and worked as a housekeeper for Neil Kennedy for 11 years.
Judy enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching football.
She is survived by her son, Chris (Leanna) Glaros of Struthers; one sister, Alberta Price Akers of Boardman; two sisters-in-law, Sophie (Tom) Davis of Austintown and Karen Glaros of Cleveland; her mother-in-law, Alethine Glaros of Cleveland; two nieces, Lisa (Larry McBride) Akers and Alicia Williams; three nephews, Bobby (Kim) Akers, Lonnie Akers, and Michael (Chelsea) Kachelries; two great-nephews, Jacob and Travis Akers; one great-niece, Meghan Akers; and her loving cat, Stilts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Glaros Jr.; her parents; and her father-in-law, Michael Glaros Sr.
A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Fellowship Church, Wednesday, at 6 p.m. with Pastor AJ Platt officiating, where friends may call one hour prior.
Arrangements are being handled by Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers.
Contributions may be made to c/o Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers, OH 44471.
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PULASKI, PA. - Helen M. Groce, 99, of Beech Way, Pulaski, died at home on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015.
Helen was born in Hillsville, Pa. (Lawrence County) on June 2, 1915, to the late Harry and Laura M. Young Harmon.
She married J. Lynnford Groce on Aug. 8, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1993. They were married for over 52 years.
Helen was a homemaker and formerly was the wage tax collector for Mahoning Township, Lawrence County. She was a member of the Hillsville Methodist Church since 1921 and recently was affiliated with the New Bedford Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed knitting and word puzzles but most important was her interest in letter writing and prayer. She will be remembered for those gifts to others.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Stuhlmann of New Bedford, Pa., with whom she made her home, and Susan Sniezek and her husband, Martin of Greensburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, Christy Cunningham, Eric Stuhlmann, and Jennifer Ciafre; and one great-granddaughter, Martina Ciafre.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amanda Sniezek; one sister, Ruth Nord; one brother, Walter Harmon; and one nephew, Charles Allan Nord.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, PA 16142.
The funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Runyan officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.
Memorials may be given to the New Bedford Evangelical Presbyterian Church or to Southern Care Hospice.
GIRARD - Donald J. Hobbs, 78, formerly of New Jersey, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Albert and Edna Huber Hobbs.
Donald was a Army veteran during the Korean Conflict and a retired self-employed electrician contractor. Donald attended St. Rose Church, was a member of the Moose Club and Square Circle. He was a musician, a former boxer and enjoyed hunting.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his companion, Betty Manente of Girard, and her children Lisa Manente of Girard and Greg (Sheri) Manente of Fowler; his children, Dawnanne Lunn, Barbara (William) Shappell, Kristin Santore, Donald (JoAnne) Hobbs and Danielle (Shannon) Mealey, all of New Jersey; sisters Kathleen (Robert) Hobbs-Jordan and Betty Gavin, both of New Jersey; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Hobbs.
Private memorial services will be held at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
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CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Shawn Conoboy and Fr. Melvin Rusnak officiating, for Helen A. (Van Jura) Janecko, 90, who passed away Sunday morning with her family by her side.
Helen was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Campbell, the daughter of Anna and Joe Van Jura.
She was a 1942 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.
Helen loved gardening and spent hours planting flowers every spring and summer.
She enjoyed reading and passed on her love of reading to her three children.
Helen leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 65 years and whom she married May 21, 1949, Ernest Robert Janecko; her daughter, Denise (Robert) Sidorowicz of Boston; her son, Keith (Darlene) Janecko of Boardman; her daughter, Diane Janecko of Campbell; and her granddaughter, Megan Sidorowicz, of Boston.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to especially thank Helens wonderful caregivers, Lois and Liz and the nurses and caregivers of Grace Hospice, especially Vicky, Shayla and Brenda.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helens name to Grace Hospice, 7206 Market St., Suite B, Youngstown, OH 44512.
The Janecko family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
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NEW CASTLE, PA. Joseph A. Lamb Jr., 82, passed away the evening of April 26, 2015, at Jameson Memorial Hospital.
Born on Jan. 14, 1933, in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Cora Lamb.
On July 10, 1961, he married his beloved wife, the former Shirley A. Nativio, and the two spent over 50 wonderful years together until she preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2012.
After 33 years of working, Joseph retired from Conrail Railroad. He was a member of the Independent Methodist Church. He also belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 455 and American Legion Post 343. He enjoyed going to flea markets.
Joseph is survived by his sons, Jeffery Lamb and Joseph Lamb and wife Andrea, all of New Castle; sister, Mildred (Midge) and Jack Payne of Austintown; and grandchildren, Justin Lamb, Lauren Brunke, Jessica Lamb, David Lamb, Jeffrey Lamb, and Ryan Lamb.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, David and Jimmy Lamb.
Honoring his wishes, there are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Independent Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Frederick Gilbert. Interment will take place at St. Vitus Cemetery.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 941 S Mill St.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to offer online condolences to the family.
YOUNGSTOWN - Martha Hodges Katz died Saturday night at her home, surrounded by her family, after a nine-year battle with cancer. Calling hours will be at the Schiavone Funeral Home, 1842 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m., and from 9 to 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, preceding a funeral at 10 a.m.
Martha was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Ashland, Ky., the third child or Richard Edward Hodges and Marian McQueen Hodges.
Martha is survived by a son, Stephen Katz of New York City; a daughter, Julia Katz White (William); and three granddaughters, Miranda, Rebecca and Sarah, all of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. She also leaves two brothers, Richard E. Hodges (Cleo) of Atlanta and Steven Hodges (Sallie) of Abingdon, Va.; a sister, Harriet Mohler (Daniel) of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Katz of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Finally, Martha leaves her life-partner of 27 years and caregiver, Raymond Nakley Jr.; and two beloved felines, Mr. Squeaker and Abby, with whom she shared her home.
She was preceded in death by sisters-in-law Barbara Hodges, Betty Burke and Edna Buntman; a brother-in-law, Dr. Bertram Katz; and a nephew, Jon Katz.
After moving to the Youngstown area in 1969, Martha graduated summa cum laude from Youngstown State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974, and a Master of Science degree in Education from YSU in 1976. She was both a national certified counselor and a licensed professional clinical counselor (L.P.C.C.).
Martha began her career as a mental health worker in 1976, and worked for several agencies before becoming a counselor in private practice from 1988 to 2009. She served as an instructor in family medicine for the former Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM, now NEOMED) from 1990 to 1997.
Martha served the community as a member of the Mahoning County Commissioners advisory board to the Battered Persons Crisis Center and on the boards of Save Inc. Program for Victims of Domestic Violence, Ryan White Fund AIDS Consortium, Burdman Group and the Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter. Martha was instrumental in founding Sojourner House, gave the shelter its name, and was a Sojourner volunteer for many years.
Martha was a longtime activist for peace with justice in Palestine. For many years she was a member of the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown (AACC) of the Coalition for Peace in the Middle East (CPME) and the Valley Coalition for Peace and Justice (VCPJ). Martha established the Youngstown chapter of Women In Black, an international women's peace movement.
In 1993, Martha led a delegation from Youngstown to El-Bireh, Palestine, establishing a sister-city relationship between the cities. In 1995 and 1996, Martha led CPME delegations from Youngstown to the UN headquarters in New York City to participate in efforts for peace and justice. In 2002, Martha led Women in Black in silent vigil for a hour each week in front of the Federal buildings, in downtown Youngstown, to protest United States government policy in the region. In 2004, as a member of VCPJ, Martha initiated a weekly series of public vigils, which still occur, protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2006, Martha co-led, with Ray Nakley, a media delegation from Youngstown to Palestine-Israel to report on prospects for peace. Martha served as president of the Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East (IFCPME), which, during her tenure in 2008, organized and hosted the first SABEEL international conference for northeast Ohio, in Cleveland, at the Rivers Edge Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Over the years, Martha received special recognitions for her professionalism, community service and peace advocacy. These included the Doris Burdman Service Award, the Clair M. Carlin Award, Sojourner House Special Recognition for service to the victims of domestic violence, three awards from the AACC for working for peace with justice in the Middle East, and Peace advocacy awards from both the Presbyterian and United Methodist churches.
Martha loved sharing good food with family and friends at favorite restaurants and at home, as she was a wonderful cook, in her own right. She was a treasured and deeply-loved member of the extended Nakley family, which was only really complete at Thanksgiving, when Marthas son, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters traveled faithfully from the east coast, for many years, to make the celebration the highlight of the year. Martha loved to travel. She was grateful for wonderful trips with her sister to Thailand, Nepal and East Africa, with her sister and brother-in-law to Yellowstone National Park, Caribbean trips with her children and grandchildren, and to the Pantanal of Brazil with her son.
Martha was an avid reader, enjoyed poetry and music of all kinds. Martha loved animals and she rescued most of her cats from the streets, some injured severely, and offered each one a safe and loving home. Martha loved the Canfield Fair and worked for many years at the International Building in the Lebanon, Palestine and United Nations booths.
Martha and her family are deeply grateful to her physicians, Drs. Nelson, Krishnan, Singh, Labib, Katz, and Ricciardi; their staff members, especially Mary, Darlene, and Kim of Dr. Nelsons office; and the Hospice of the Valley House and crisis nursing staff for their excellent care, kindness and considerations.
Material tributes may be sent to the Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East (IFCPME), 112 N. Garland Ave., Youngstown, OH 44506. Any funds will be used to continue Marthas work for peace with justice in the Middle East, supporting the victims of domestic violence, and caring for homeless animals.
YOUNGSTOWN Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Joseph A. Fata at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church, for Fred LaTessa, 85, who passed away peacefully Monday morning at his home, with his loving family by his side.
Fred was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Youngstown, a son of Charles and Mary Masko LaTessa.
A life long area resident, Fred was a Wilson High graduate and worked at Electric Equipment for 33 years, retiring from the parts department. He was a charter member of St. Luke Church, where he worked the festivals and bingo. Fred also was a member of the church choir and the Holy Name Society. He loved to garden and work in his yard. He was a Marine Sergeant in a tank crew, serving in combat operations, in Korean Theater.
Besides his wife, the former Jane A. Metzinger, whom he married Sept. 10, 1955, he leaves to cherish his memory, also, Donald (Lisa) LaTessa of Boardman; a daughter, Mary (Rob) Marshall of Youngstown; a sister, Jane Kitanoff of Youngstown; a sister-in-law, Nora LaTessa of Youngstown; six grandchildren, Adam Sanders, Lisha Sanders, Hunter Sanders, Kristin LaTessa, Brett Marshall and Brittany Marshall; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Fred was preceded in death by five brothers, Louie LaTessa, Charles LaTessa, Bill (Ann) LaTessa, Ray (Betty) LaTessa, and Ed (Millie) LaTessa; and two sisters, Irene (John) Teno and Ruth Tribe.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.
Freds family wishes to thank Hospice of the Valley, Wade Park Veterans Hospital, Veterans Belmont Avenue Clinic and his nurse Nancy Rolfe for their care and compassion given to him.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
NEW MIDDLETOWN Evelyn Sudol, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
Evelyn was born July 12, 1926, in New Middletown, the daughter of Teofil and Frances Woloszyn.
Evelyn was a 1944 graduate of Springfield Local High School and then from Youngstown State University in 1960 with a B.S. and M.S. in Business Education. Before beginning her teaching career, Evelyn worked as an interpreter at the International Institute. She returned to Springfield Local, where she taught for 25 years in its business education department. She retired in 1987 and always considered it a privilege to teach.
Evelyn was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also secretary of the church, a member of the executive committee, and its Adoration Society. Evelyn was a member of Mahoning Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and the Springfield Seniors. She taught at Penn Ohio Business College in Youngstown and was the recipient of Teacher of the Year award at Springfield Local School District.
Her husband, John J. Sudol Sr., whom she married on June 22, 1946, passed away on Oct. 18, 1981.
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, her son, John (Cathy) Sudol Jr.; daughter, Carol Ann (Peter) Frank; seven grandchildren, Peter Frank Jr., Jason (Lauren) Frank, Kristen, Frank, and Julie Frank, and Austin and Rhonda Sudol; and sister, Genevieve Juricich of New Middletown.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Gertrude Surgenavic.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
A private service and burial will take place on Friday, May, 1.
Evelyns family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Masternick Memorial, especially her caregiver Marie, for the kind and compassionate care shown to Evelyn.
The family respectfully requests that contributions be made to Mahoning County Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund to Youngstown State University, c/o Robert Thomas, Treasurer, 3500 Harvest Run Trail, Poland, OH. 44514.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Evelyns family.
VIENNA Sylvia Takash passed away Sunday morning, April 26, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.
Sylvia was born on Oct. 31, 1938, in Youngstown, the only child of Joseph and Bertha McAnally.
She was a 1957 graduate of Ursline High School and attended Youngstown State University. She was employed at Trumbull Memorial Hosptial, working as a Dietary Worker for over 25 years.
She was a member of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Vienna and the Scope Center in Niles. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises, but her favorite place to visit was Hawaii. She also enjoyed playing bingo, listening to Irish music, and going out, especially to the movies. She was an animal lover and loved dogs and horses. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Edward A. Takash of Vienna and Anthony J. Takash of Niles; her two grandchildren, Anna and Jonathan Takash of New Wilmington, Pa.; her closest cousin, Chuck Myers of Boardman; and closest friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by his parents and her husband, Edward Matthew Takash, whom she married on Nov. 14, 1964, and who passed away on Oct. 10, 2006.
A Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Vienna, OH.
Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 WarrenSharon Road, Brookfield, OH 44403.
A rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Burial will take place at a later date at Vienna Township Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Friends and family may visit www.madaszchapel.com to send condolences and view this obituary.
YOUNGSTOWN - Jennie Tibolla, 92, of the citys west side, passed away early Sunday evening, April 26, 2015, at Briarfield at Ashley Place following a long and fulfilling life.
Jennie was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Concetta Mancini Grieco, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a graduate of East High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a loving homemaker who dedicated her adult life to raising her three sons and caring for her family.
Jennie was a longtime member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown. She was also an active member of the Sam Camen Center.
Mrs. Tibollas husband of 66 years, Jack Tibolla Sr., passed away Jan. 5, 2010.
She leaves three sons, Jack (Jeanne) Tibolla of Boardman, Richard Tibolla (Barbara Moses) of Youngstown, and Joseph (Patty) Tibolla of Austintown; three grandchildren, Jason (Nannette) Tibolla, Gregory (Amy) Tibolla, and Brian (Necolle) Tibolla; and five great-grandchildren, Kailyn, Nick, Mattie, Sophia, and Jack.
A true matriarch who loved her family and always put them first, Jennie will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her husband, two sisters, Antoinette Celio and Mary Gallo, and two brothers, Andy and Dan Greco, preceded her in death.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown.
Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Jennie will be laid to rest next to her husband.
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NEW MIDDLETOWN There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown for Mabel Tamburro, 96, who passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
Mabel was born July 29, 1918, in Warren, the daughter of Leonard and Nancy (Gentile) Tamburro and came to Youngstown as a child.
Mabel worked for Manchester, Bennett, Powers and Wellman and retired as a secretary from L.T.V. Steel. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, its Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and its Altar & Rosary Society. She served as a Eucharistic Minister for the homebound and visited nursing home parishioners. She was also a member of the C.W.V. Auxiliary Post 1222.
Mabel will always be remembered lovingly by three brothers, Donald J. (Liz) Tamburro of Texas, Robert F. Tamburro of Youngstown and Leonard (Antoinette) Tamburro of Youngstown; sister Lenore White of Poland; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a great-great nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., in Boardman and again on Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church prior to the Mass.
Mabels family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Masternick Memorial for the kind and compassionate care shown to her.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Mabels family.
PHOENIX - Fernando Fred Vitullo, 82, formerly of Wildwood, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the care of Danbury Adult Care Home in Phoenix.
Born May 20, 1932, in Pietrabbondante, Italy, he came to Wildwood when he was 15 years old. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale Vitullo; brother of the late Auruccio Vitullo; and husband of the late Reda (Tyrone) Vitullo.
Fernando was a wonderful husband, an extraordinary father and grandfather, a loyal family member, and a true friend to those that had the benefit of having him in their lives.
He is survived by his daughter, Renee Vitullo; grandson Aragon; brother Anthony; and countless family members.
Fernandos family will welcome friends today, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the King Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park, Pa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Church, Wildwood, Pa.
He will be laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park.
Please visit www.kingfuneralhome.com to share expressions of sympathy with Fernandos family.
SALEM - Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home for William R. Zimmerman, 90, formerly of Buena Vista in Boardman. He passed away Sunday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mr. Zimmerman was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Salem, a son of Michael and Sarah Tischler Zimmerman. He had worked for Ohio Edison in the Steam Heat Plant in Youngstown.
Bill enjoyed bowling and golfing and most of all spending time with his family. He attended the Greenford Evangelical Lutheran Church.
His wife, the former Mary J. Aaron, whom he married June 21, 1952, died Aug. 23, 2012.
Surviving him are his children, Kimberly A. (Mark) Best of Salem, Terry (Frank) Manchi of Burgaw, N.C. and Jerry Zimmerman of Struthers; grandchildren Jeff (Kandace) Best, Kelly Best and Melinda (Bryan) Gillen. Also, a great grandson, Bryan.
Preceding him in death, besides his wife and parents, are two infant sons, Mark and Kirk Zimmerman.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m., both at the funeral home, 8536 Market St., Boardman.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com send condolences to the family.