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DORIS C. ANDERSON

MINERAL RIDGE - There will be funeral services at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Doris C. Anderson, 76, who passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Scarbro, W.Va., the daughter of Philip and Oneta “Alice” (Ramsey) Douglass.

Doris was a homemaker and also worked at Shepherd of the Valley as a nurses’ aid. She was of the Protestant faith. She enjoyed crocheting, bar bingo, and Facebook, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Her husband, Donald E. Anderson Sr., whom she married June 22, 1981, passed away Nov. 6, 2014.

She will always be remembered lovingly by her nine children, Edward R. Weaver, Rex R. (Marie) Weaver, Oneta W. (Harry) Urbach, John P. Weaver, Karen (Jim) Martin, Patti Anderson, Lynn Guy, Donald E. (Debbie) Anderson Jr., and William Anderson; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Dale (Judy) Douglass; and numerous, loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Doris’s family.

DOMENICO 'DOMINIC' VENTRESCA

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a 10 a.m. funeral service at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Domenico “Dominic” Ventresca, 83, who passed away peacefully at his home.

Dominic was born May 6, 1933, in Bugnara, Italy, the son of Camillo and Maria (DiTommaso) Ventresca, and emigrated to America in 1954.

He worked at ITT Grinnell and retired from Frattaroli’s Sparkle Market. He enjoyed gardening and loved listening to Italian music.

Dominic will be remembered lovingly by his cousins, Giovanna Frattaroli and Elda Frattaroli; and his four nieces and their families, Mary Jane (Tony) Ciccone, Angela (Eric) Davis, Fran (Dan) Klanica, and Maria (Angelo) Congi.

Dominic was preceded in death by his parents; and two cousins, Anthony and Nino Frattaroli.

Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. 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 Dominic’s family.

ANGELINE 'ANGIE' M. SPEZIALE

YOUNGSTOWN – Graveside services will be held tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 11:45 a.m. at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown for Angeline “Angie” M. Speziale, 91, who passed away Friday, Nov. 25.

Angeline, also known as Angie, was born May 11, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Austrino) Ranno.

She was a 1943 graduate of East High School.

In her early years, she worked for MacKenzie Muffler in Youngstown. Soon after, she met and married James “Jim” Speziale, who passed away in February of 2002. Jim and Angie were two peas in a pod. Wherever they went, they were together. Even when Jim was playing button box in the polka band, Angie was there. Jim finally let her join the band as a bass player, where she played a rope and stick on top of a kettle. Eventually, she graduated to an upright bass, which towered about two feet over her head. Very memorable.

Angie, also known as “Aunt Angie” by her many nieces and nephews, was a great cook and enjoyed family holiday get-togethers, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some of her specialties included wedding soup, stuffed artichokes, and her famous Italian meatballs. She also enjoyed reading and always encouraged youngsters to read.

Angie and Jim loved dancing at Kuzman’s in Girard. They had many friends there and enjoyed their company.

Angie was a lady in every manner. She had very good etiquette and she followed and preached respect and many admired her for that. She will be missed and remembered by many friends and relatives.

Angie is survived by her brother, Joseph (Dee) Ranno of Columbus; nephews Frank, Sam, and Doug; and nieces Jan and Sue.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Albert Ranno and Sam Ranno; and a sister, Jean Zigmund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional 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 send condolences to Angie’s family.

GEORGE ROBERT CARLINI

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a noon memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, for George Robert Carlini, 74. George passed away peacefully on Thursday Nov. 17, 2016, at Masternick Memorial Healthcare Center, with his family by his side after a long illness from complications of a stroke.

He was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Youngstown, the son of George F. and Leona (Jendryczyk) Carlini.

George graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1960. He was employed at the Republic Steel Corp., Aeroquip Republic Rubber, and GF Fireproofing Company.

He trained and fought in the Golden Gloves for popular trainer Ed Sullivan. He fought Dick Hartzell in what was heralded as “one of the best slugfests in years” of the Golden Gloves tournament.

George volunteered for his draft and served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 and gunner. He was part of the distinguished tank crew of “Operation Big Lift,” which was one of the first transatlantic transport flight of tanks from Texas to Germany.

George was a member of VFW Post 93 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved gardening of flowers, vegetables, and especially peppers. He shared his canned peppers and homemade brandy with his family and friends. He enjoyed his time preparing BBQ on the open pit and socializing with his friends.

George will always be remembered lovingly by his significant other of 12 years, Jean Kettler; three sons, George Carlini of Columbus, and Patrick and Gregory Carlini, both of Youngstown; five grandchildren; a brother, Joseph (Shirley) Carlini of Ellsworth; a sister Judy (Gary) Snyder of Ellsworth; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the service on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the many special staff members of Masternick Healthcare Center and Southern Care Hospice for their care and dedication to his needs.

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

MARY (MARIA) D. WALLERICK

YOUNGSTOWN – Mary (Maria) D. Wallerick, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of Saul and Emilia (Rodriguez) Hondal.

She worked as a secretary for Youngstown City Hall in traffic engineering and was also a homemaker.

Mary was a member of St. Columba Cathedral, where she served as a Eucharistic minister.

She enjoyed roller skating, ice skating, and painting. She loved flowers and the garden club.

Mary will always be remembered lovingly by her husband, Emeric Wallerick of Youngstown, whom she married, April 11, 1959; and her two daughters, Lisa Wallerick of Vero Beach, Fla., and Melanie (Tom) Roberts of Boardman.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Manuel Hondal.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St. in Youngstown. A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Polando, J.C.L. celebrating the life of Mary.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Hospice House, especially Diane and Sally for the kind and compassionate care shown to Mary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional 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 send condolences to Mary’s family.

MARY (MARIA) D. WALLERICK

YOUNGSTOWN – Mary (Maria) D. Wallerick, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of Saul and Emilia (Rodriguez) Hondal.

She worked as a secretary for Youngstown City Hall in traffic engineering and was also a homemaker.

Mary was a member of St. Columba Cathedral, where she served as a eucharistic minister.

She enjoyed rollerskating, ice skating, and painting. She loved flowers and the garden club.

Mary will always be remembered lovingly by her husband, Emeric Wallerick of Youngstown, whom she married, April 11, 1959; and her two daughters, Lisa Wallerick of Vero Beach, Fla., and Melanie (Tom) Roberts of Boardman.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Manuel Hondal.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St. in Youngstown. A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Polando, J.C.L. celebrating the life of Mary.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Hospice House, especially Diane and Sally for the kind and compassionate care shown to Mary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional 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 send condolences to Mary’s family.

ALFONSINA MORALES

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a prayer service at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish Sta. Rosa de Lima Church in Campbell, with the Rev. Shawn Conoboy celebrating the life of Alfonsina Morales, 80, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Antolin Cintron and Herminia Silva. She resided with her granddaughter, Julie Strozier and her husband, Cory, along with their children, Jia and Niko Strozier.

Alfonsina was a homemaker and a member of the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish Sta. Rosa de Lima Church. She was named Mother of the Year in 1985 by the Sons of Borinquen.

Alfonsina had a loving hand in help raising all of her grandchildren.

Her husband, Francisco Morales, whom she married in 1951, passed away Jan. 6, 2006.

She will always be lovingly remembered by her five children, Elisa (Johnny) Lopez, Maria (Evaristo) Silva, Jose (Audrey) Morales, Aida (Felix) Rivera, and Jaime (Nilsa) Morales; daughter-in-law Melissa Morales; 20 grandchildren, Jessica Silva, Veronica (Gary) Ridgell, Angelica (Reynaldo) Aguirre, Franika (Victor) Flores, Jose Jr. and Roberto Morales, Felix (Tammy) Rivera, Marisol and Aida Luz (Adalberto) Rivera, Tyanna (Shawn), Jaime Jr., Alexander, and Ruben Morales, Victor Jr. (Odessa), Joey (Amber), Francisco (Alise), Christina, Sierra, and Sandro Morales, and Rafael (Tamika) and Jenna Morales; and 26 great-grandchildren, Jia, Niko, Mariah, Nasya, Zion, Everly, Victor Jr., Ava, Briana, Estavon, Des’rae, Marisol, Anthony, Aldelina, Alvani, Aiden, Noelani, Xander, Xavier, Zoee, Rafael Jr., Amya, Alecya, Ariya, Shave’z, and Shamar.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three sons, Roberto, Rafael, and Victor Morales; grandson Robert Morales, and great-granddaughter Victoria Morales.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 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 Alfonsina’s family.

DOLORES R. MARTUCCI NERO

NORTH LIMA – There will be an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church for Dolores R. Martucci Nero, 87, who passed away Friday evening, Nov. 18, 2016.

Dolores was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Youngstown, the daughter of Anthony and Columbia (Demaio) Martucci.

Dolores enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She loved life and spending time with her family.

Besides her husband, Ralph Nero, whom she married Apr. 19, 1947, she will be remembered lovingly by her daughter, Connie (Ralph) Logozzo; her son, Nick Nero; four grandchildren, Michael (Debbie) Logozzo, Shari (William) Dailey, Nicole (Michael) Hackstedde and Ralph (Tiffany) Nero; and four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Nathan Logozzo, William Dailey and Joe Hackstedde.

Besides her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Giana Dailey; daughter-in-law Grace Nero; and seven siblings.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Holy Rosary Church prior to the Mass.

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

The family would like to thank the Assumption Village and the Victoria House for the special care.

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

ARCH E. HASLER

“Together Again”

BOARDMAN – There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, with the Rev. Philip Rogers celebrating the life of Arch E. Hasler, 89, who passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, with his loving family by his side.

Arch was born June 29, 1927, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Arch and Henrietta (Ziegelhoffer) Hasler.

He courageously served his country in the U.S. Navy and then went on to become a design draftsman for Youngstown Sheet and Tube. He was a member of St. Charles Church. Arch enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, fishing, gardening, model trains, working on model airplanes and woodworking. He loved racing boats and was an avid Cardinal Mooney supporter. He looked forward to the annual bus trips to the Notre Dame and Navy football games.

Arch will always be loved and his memories cherished by his seven children, Linda (Jim) Kagarise of Canfield, Diane (Matt) Schlatter of Salem, Elizabeth “Liz” (Vic) Vlad of Boardman, Karen (Tom) Cartwright of Boardman, Melissa “Missy” (Jim) Frank of Boardman, Arch “Bud” (Jodi) Hasler of Minnesota, and Christopher P. (Laurie) Hasler of California; 18 grandchildren, Jimmy (Amy) Kagarise, Jennifer (Dan) Skop, Sarah (Ryan) Kulik, Adam (Alisha) Kagarise, Samantha (Dustin) Williams, Matthew Schlatter, Elizabeth Melania (fiancé Bryan) Vlad, Nicole Vlad, Jessica (JD) Beck, Kristen (Todd) Orr, Andrew (fiancé Lauren) Frank, Emily (Brandon) Rader, Erin (Aref) Jadallah, Kyli Penner, Nick and Tegan Hasler, and Mitchell and Nathan Hasler; eight great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and George Kiraly.

Besides his parents, Arch was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth A. “Betty” Hasler, who passed away Sept. 2, 2012; a grandson, Joseph Kagarise; two sisters, Lucille Walker and Mary Tapie; brother Ed Hasler; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., today, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. and again from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Charles Church on Saturday before the Mass.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Hampton Woods and Hospice House for the kind and compassionate care shown to Arch.

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