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WILLIAM SANTIAGO SR

CAMPBELL – There will be a funeral service at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, for William Santiago Sr., 61, who passed away on Wednesday, March 22.

He was born Sept. 9, 1955, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, the son of Nicola and Felicita (Cordero) Santiago.

William worked in maintenance for Hills Department Stores.

He loved football, basketball, and fishing. He also enjoyed music, playing his bongos, and spending time with his family and friends.

He will always be remembered lovingly by his two children, Jeremy Santiago and William Santiago Jr.; five stepchildren, Stacey, Shawn, Christopher, Patrick, and Daniel; three siblings, Margarita Cuevas of Campbell, Hector L. Santiago of Kissimee, Fla., and Al Santiago of Las Vegas; four nieces and nephews, Angelo and Elena Solis, and Milagro and Maria Cuevas; and one great-nephew.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

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My father from June

I love you and will always miss you and be thinking about you dad

MAJOR FRANK 'DOC' DAMIANO SR. D.P.M

BOARDMAN – Major Frank “Doc” Damiano Sr. D.P.M., 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2017.

Frank was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Youngstown, the son of Vincent and Angelina (Colla) Damiano.

Frank was a doctor of Podiatric Medicine and operated his own practice in Youngstown.

Frank faithfully and courageously served during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in England and France. During his years of service as a fighter pilot, Frank flew seven missions in his P47 Thunder Bolt plane. He later served as a test pilot for other planes. Following his retirement from the Army Air Corps, Frank served for 20 years in the Reserves, stationed in Vienna, retiring as a major.

Frank was a member of St. Dominic’s Church and was a founding member of Wolves Den VI and was a past treasurer for 18 years.

Frank’s wife, Emma (Pasquale), whom he married June 10, 1950, passed away Jan. 16, 1995.

Frank will be remembered lovingly by his three children, Frank (Debbie) Damiano of Youngstown, Christine (Rey) Notareschi of Poland, and Marie (John) Cullen of Boardman; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Rob) Zabel, Natalie (Marc) Sikora, Genna and Vince Notareschi, Marissa, Christine, and Lisa Cullen; and four great-grandchildren, Rocco, Frankie, Leo, and Evelyn.

Besides his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by a son, Vincent Damiano; granddaughter Lisa Notareschi; and eight sisters and brothers, Vincent Damiano, Rose Mullarkey, Nick, Samuel, and Angeline Damiano, Josephine Williams, Anthony Damon, and Philip Damiano.

There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman, with the Rev. Marian Babjak celebrating the Mass for Frank.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of the Mass at St. Charles Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any monetary donations be made in Frank’s name to The Wolves Club Scholarship and Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 9021, Boardman, OH 44513.

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

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and to send condolences to Frank’s family.

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God Bless from Rick ( Sug ) Saulino

Sorry to hear of your loss, Doc was a great person, I always looked up to him when I was a youngster, he will be missed.

Condolences to Family from family friend from Fred Salata

My condolences to Frank, Christine and Maria. Doc was a truly great man. Say "Hi" to Vince for me, Doc!

God Bless from Gina McHenry

Dear Damiano Family: Our hearts break for you as we learn of the passing of Doc. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. May the Dear Lord bless and keep you now and always. Love, Kevin, Gina, Kelly and Scott

May God Bless from Alan Steinhauser

Frank and Debbie, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Frank, Sr. While I didn't know him well his obituary says quite a bit about a great man. It appears we have lost another of the Greatest Generation.

ROBERT 'BOBBY' E. HARRISON

YOUNGSTOWN – Robert “Bobby” E. Harrison, 57, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 25, 1959, in Youngstown, the son of Walter E. and Evelyn A. (Russell) Harrison.

He was a 1977 graduate of South High School and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist for 10 years.

Bobby loved his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and was known for telling colorful stories. Bobby had a big heart, always putting others before himself. He loved to cook and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

Bobby will always be remembered by his daughter, Jasmine Harrison of Youngstown; brother Perry (Janice) Harrison of Youngstown; two sisters, Marcey (Michael) Taylor of Canfield and Lynda Harrison of Austintown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Andre Harrison Sr.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the New Vision New Day Ministries, 1970 Everett Ave., followed by a noon funeral service, with Pastor Selena Moore officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Bobby’s family.

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Condolences from Katie M B

Jasmine may the God of all comfort...comfort you and your family during this time of loss...The memories of your dad will live on forever in hearts.

Sympathy from Carol Hovanes

My deepest condolences to you Jasmine and the family. I was sad to hear this news and I know God will keep you at peace. Your dad will always be with you !! Have a blessed day.

"God's Peace" from Denise Hall Reed

May God's peace rest upon your family during this time of loss. RIP Bobby, you were a great childhood friend.πŸ™

Condolences from Annette Williams (Edwards)

My sincere condolences to the family and keeping you in prayer. Bobby will be truly missed (my friend-ALWAYS)!! Rest In Peace...

SAMUEL T. FASLINE SR

BOARDMAN - There will be a funeral service at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christine Church, 3165 Schenley Ave. in Youngstown, for Samuel T. Fasline Sr., 90, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

He was born April 13, 1926, in Youngstown, the son of Sabatino and Maria (Fusco) Fasline.

He courageously served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Samuel worked as head court reporter for the City of Youngstown, and maintained a private practice after his retirement.

His wife, the former Anna Marie Puskar, whom he married May 10, 1952, passed away Dec. 1, 1994.

He volunteered at Leonard Kirtz School, where he received the John Vitullo Service Award. He also volunteered at Radio Reading, Dorothy Day House, Ohio Reads Program, St. Christine Bereavement Luncheon staff, East High Boosters, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica Vestibule Club and festival.

He was a member of the Y.M.C.A. and enjoyed dancing at Kuzman’s. Samuel was a boxer, and went by the name “Kid Felice.”

Samuel will always be remembered lovingly by his five children, Sam T. Fasline Jr. of Boardman, Judith Lynn Fasline of Poland, Mary Beth (Joseph) Pipino of Poland, Anthony Fasline of Youngstown, and Thomas Fasline of Boardman; two grandchildren, Candee (Corey) Shaner, and Donald Pipino; and three great-grandsons, Luca, Reed, and Dane.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Angeline Higel, Antoinette Daniels, Sarefeno and Rachel Fasline; and three brothers, Antonio, Frank and Rev. Anthony Fasline.

Friends may call today, Tuesday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made in Samuel’s name to Dorothy Day House, 620 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502.

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DEEPEST SYMPATHY from BOB AND DEBBIE AMENDOLEA

OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

ELVERA 'BABE' R. BIANCONI

POLAND – There will be a funeral service at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church in Boardman, with the Rev. Gerald DeLucia celebrating the Mass for Elvera “Babe” R. Bianconi, 81, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

She was born May 25, 1935, in East Brady, Pa., the daughter of Emidio and Mary (Marchesano) LaRocca.

“Vera” operated a family-owned business with her husband, Chester, and also volunteered her time helping others.

She loved the outdoors, especially gardening, going to Mill Creek Park, and the rose garden, traveling the States and out of the country, and walking her dog, Regina everyday.

Vera was a loving grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Her husband, Chester Bianconi Sr., whom she married Aug. 22, 1959, passed away Nov. 12, 1993.

Vera will always be remembered lovingly by her three children, Chester Bianconi Jr., Cheryl Bianconi, and Michele (Tom) DeMarco; two grandchildren, Nicholette and Jeremy DeMarco; and her precious dog, Regina.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

The family respectfully requests that monetary contributions be made in Vera’s name to St. Luke Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman, OH 44512.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Vera’s family.

JOSEPH S. KOCSIS

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, for Joseph S. Kocsis, 81, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 19, 1935, in Youngstown, the son of Joe and Anna (Hankovich) Kocsis.

Joseph worked for General Extrusions for over 40 years. He was a member of the St. Stephen of Hungary Church.

He loved soccer and played minor league soccer. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Joseph will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Geraldine Galterio, whom he married Nov. 18, 1961; son Joe (Shirley) Kocsis of Boardman; two grandchildren, Nicole and Gianna; sister Irene Kocsis of Hungary; and brother Laszlone Kocsis of Hungry.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Joseph’s family.

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Rip Uncle Joe from Robert Valley jr

Will Miss You Uncle Joe

CECELIA FRANCES POLITO

POLAND - Cecelia Frances Polito, 87, daughter of Joseph and Helen Pastor Katona, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2017, surrounded by her family.

Cecelia was raised by Joseph and Elizabeth Gabri Katona (Stepmother) in South Connellsville, Pa.

She married Bruno Polito on May 26, 1962, and resided in Poland.

Left to cherish her memory are, daughters Maria Medina (John) of Poland, Loni Krawchyk (Ken) of Poland, Roxanne Shaffer (Fred) of Columbus; and son Rocky of Michigan. She also leaves eight beautiful grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Bamaw,” Jenna Forte (Ron), who are expecting Bamaw’s first future great-granddaughter, Johnny Medina (fiancée Rachel Collins), Antonio Medina, Tara Rollins (Matt), Michael Costello, Michaela, Mariah, and Marissa Shaffer; stepgrandchildren Taylor and Jordan Krawchyk; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Selah and Gia.

A stepgrandson, Kyle Krawchyk, preceded her in death.

She was affectionately called “Sis” by her eight siblings, Helen Shurilla, Betty Massie, Ann Kostelnik (deceased), Clara Rankin, Paul Katona, Joseph Katona (deceased), Steve Katona (deceased), and Mary Thompson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

“Cil” enjoyed cooking for her family and was well-known for her “thin” pancakes, a traditional Sunday breakfast, and her homemade wedding soup, which everyone looked forward to during the holidays. She also enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, card games, and scrabble, all of which she played with her grandchildren.

Cil was a beautiful woman who selflessly gave her life to her family, creating a special bond with each and every one. Anyone who knew her always felt welcomed with open arms. She was an angel here on Earth and is now an angel in Heaven.

Calling hours will be held at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman on Friday, March 17, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Prayers will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville. Interment services will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Poland.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Cil’s family.

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Tribute from Mary Jean Mazzarella (Pisto)

Cil, was a wonderful lady and dancer. You are now dancing in the heavenly stars. Love to your family.

Sadly Missed! from Shelly, Jim Miletta and Patti Zelinka

May God be with all of you during these Difficult days, your mother is a wonderful LADY an she will be missed! Love to you all.

STEVEN J. ILKO

BOARDMAN – There will be a funeral service at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, for Steven J. Ilko, 62, who passed away Saturday, March 11, surrounded by family.

Steven was born on May 30, 1954, in Youngstown, the son of Andrew and Martha (Haluska) Ilko.

He attended Boardman High School and was a graduate of Youngstown State University with degrees in Accounting and Psychology.

In 1977, Steven worked as a photographer for the Niles Daily Times prior to his career at the Warren Tribune, where he was a photographer from 1979 to 1994. He also worked at the Youngstown Vindicator. In 1982, Steven was recognized as Ohio News Photographer of the Year. He transitioned careers to pursue another passion, helping others.

Steven worked as a psychotherapist for 25 years, from 1990 to 2015. He was also an active volunteer for the American Red Cross from 2001 to 2015, joining first responders during multiple Florida hurricanes, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 at the Pentagon and Ground Zero in New York City. He helped countless surviving families cope with the tragedies endured during these events.

Steven was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Ilko.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Ilko; his brother, Andrew (Joann) Ilko; his sisters, Martie (James) Tomaino, Monica (Allen) Meffan, and Mary Margaret Ilko; and several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4222 South Ave. in Youngstown on Wednesday, March 15, with a Panachida service at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, 1762 Canfield Road in Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Richard I. Lambert, celebrant.

Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery, 1459 E. Midlothian Blvd. in Youngstown.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Steven’s family.

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Kind, Gentle Soul... from Guido P. Jannetti Jr.

Steve is one of the most sincerely kind, gentle, self-sacrificing soul I've ever known. Soft-spoken, always offering his hand to shake and when he pulled it away you'd sometimes find a piece of hard candy in your palm. He'd walk away like it was nothing. It was not, nothing. Sad to know he's no longer roaming...

Sorrow from Kathi

The loss of Steve will sadden my world. He was an adventurer and I admired him for that. Our Tribune Chronicle days will always bring a smile to my mind. Prayers to the family.

Blue Skies my Friend- I will miss you. from Sabrina Boehm

I am so saddened by Steve's passing. My condolences and prayers to the family. I loved Steve, he was such a great person. He was an artist with his photography, an adventurous soul with his Skydiving and compassionate understanding friend when you needed someone to talk to. My life is so much better because Steve was in it and I will miss him dearly. I wish I didn't live so far away and could attend his service in person. Love you Steve.

Compassion Personified from Toni Rose

I am saddened by the news of Steve ' s pasding. I met Steve during a Nurtured Heart Approach training several years ago. We re-connected several times over the years. I was always struck by his candor, generosity and compassion. He was funny as heck too! My thoughts are with you .

Martie from Susan Grope

Martie, you have my deepest sympathy.

Sympathy from Karen Daley Gagliano

I used to work with Steve briefly at Turning Point Counseling & unfortunately I didn't have the chance to get to know him well. I feel so bad to hear he has passed away. I have had the utmost respect for him, esp. because of all the volunteering he did during major crises. Steve was a very special man. I live in Cincinnati now so I cannot be there, but am sending my thoughts & prayers.

ETHEL 'SHELLY' A. CAPONE

HUBBARD – There will be a funeral service held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica in Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. celebrating the Mass for Ethel “Shelly” A. Capone, 90, who passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, surrounded by her loving family.

Shelly was born July 19, 1926, in Chicago, the daughter of Andrew and Gizella (Sholtz) Sklenar.

She was a 1944 graduate of Ursuline High School.

She was “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, and welded tank treads for the former Truscon Steel in Youngstown. She also worked at Mackenzie Muffler, Buffalo Press Steel, and G.E. Lamp Plant. She then worked at Youngstown State University Bookstore from 1978 to 1996.

Her husband, Eugene A. Capone, whom she married June 2, 1951, passed away Oct. 23, 1990.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica and former member of Holy Name, St. Joseph Church in Youngstown, and St. Edward.

Shelly was a charter member of the North Side Coalition, and was precinct committee woman 3rd Precinct B in Youngstown. She belonged to the fraternal organizations Jednota Lodge No. 308, First Catholic Slovak Union, Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union, and also the P.E.R.S. of Ohio.

In her spare time, Shelly enjoyed crocheting, especially baptismal gowns and angel ornaments which she loved to share with everyone. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, especially Slovak and Italian specialty dishes, and baking, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She will always be remembered lovingly by her six children, Gina (Raymond) Staron of Bainbridge, Gary (Lori) Capone of Austintown, Mary (Robert) Fry of Sandy, Utah, Karen (Stephen) Sheer of Hudson, Angela Lamb of Boardman, and Geno (Laura) Capone of Hubbard; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five nieces; and three nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lad and Helen Sklenar, and Theodore and Lucille Sklenar; parents-in-law Angelo and Mary Massacci; and son-in-law Thomas J. Lamb.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Shelly’s family.

Monetary contributions may be made to the family to be given to Shelly’s favorite charities.

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CAPONE FAMILY from STEVE BURANICH

MY COLDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY MAY SHE REST IN PEACE, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JUST GOT A GREAT ANGEL

Rest in peace from Sr. Jinane

To Gino, Laura and Lori My sincere condolences and prayers that she rest in peace with no more pain or suffering. May God be with you at this time of loss.

A Woman of Virtue from Alan M. Bloom

The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity."112 Gal 5:22-23 (Vulg.). Shelly Capone practiced all these attributes throughout her life as a loving wife, dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She touched so many lives with her wisdom and wit, and taught many lessons of life. She surely will be missed though remembered in our hearts.

To Gary and Lori from Richard and Pam Zitto

Our condolences to all the family. So sorry for your loss.