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JOSEPH ANTHONY SANDY

CANFIELD – There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at St. Charles Borromeo Church for Joseph Anthony Sandy, 82, who passed away Friday morning, Jan. 13, with his loving family by his side.

Joseph was born June 11, 1934, in Youngstown, the son of Ralph and Margaret (Caizzo) Sandy.

He was a sales manager for Barrett Cadillac and was a realtor with Beil Realty.

Joseph was a member of St. Charles Church, the Arco Club, and played in the St. Anthony’s Bocce League.

He was a dedicated family man and friend, opening his home to everyone. His passion was dollar lottery tickets, his cars and his home, always working out in the yard. Joseph’s greatest love was cooking and being with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He graduated from East High School in 1953, and courageously served his country with the U.S. Marine Corp.

Joseph will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, Patricia (Ross), whom he married July 15, 1986; his four children, Beth Sandy of Columbus, Robert (Janis) Pomaro of Boardman, Mark (Marina) Pomaro of McKinney, Texas, and Lisa (Tom Crump) Pomaro of Boardman; son-in-law Russell Neville; grandchildren Billy Kremer, Taylor Neville, Jennifer Thompson, Angelina Pomaro and Armando “A.J.” Pomaro; great-grandchildren Olivia and Gianna Thompson, and Lexi and Karli Kremer; a sister, Florence Colburn; loving and dedicated nephews, Gary Colburn, and Ralph and Bill Sandy; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Theresa Sandy-Neville; granddaughter Shannon Pomaro; a sister, Mary; and brothers John, Tony, and William.

Family and friends may call on Monday, Jan. 16. 2017, from 4 to 7 p.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 to send condolences to Joseph’s family.

SHELLY ANN TISLER

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington St. in Youngstown, with the Rev. Joseph Rudjak celebrating the life of Shelly Ann Tisler, 47, who passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

She was born July 23, 1969, in Youngstown, the daughter of George and Josephine (Aurelio) Tisler.

She was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and was a homemaker. She loved to bake, watch movies and soap operas, but her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Shelly was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church.

She will always be remembered lovingly by her husband, Robert Pagan; mother Josephine; son Tyler Dugan (Courtney Eckman) of Campbell; two daughters, Gabriella Zuzan of Poland and Josie Beaulieu of Campbell; stepmother Marti Tisler of Campbell; five grandchildren, Gianna, Anthony, Lily, Anna, Joey, and another grandchild due in May; a sister, Danielle Tisler of Islamorada, Fla.; foster sister, Mary Dabozy of Campbell; and close friend, Lisa Carcelli.

She was preceded in death by her father; and grandson Angelo.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 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.

JANE ROSS

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at noon on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Our Lady of Sorrows at St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell St. in Youngstown, with the Rev. John Jerek celebrating the life of Jane Ross, 68, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 7, 1948, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Orville) Ross.

Jane was a 1966 graduate of Boardman High School and graduated from Kent State University where she majored in Accounting. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows at St. Matthias Church.

She will be remembered lovingly by her sister, Mary Jo Ross of Boardman; and her loving cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call at Our Lady of Sorrows at St. Matthias Church on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

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 Jane’s family.

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LARRY 'COOKIE' A. CICORETTI

POLAND - Larry “Cookie” A. Cicoretti, 75, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 12, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Larry and Mary (Bartholomew) Cicoretti.

Larry was a graduate of Ursuline High School and worked as a mechanical engineer at Emprotech in Cleveland, until his retirement. He was of the Catholic faith.

He loved baseball and coached various teams over the course of 35 years.

He designed and patented the Xycor spinal implant for minimal invasive spinal surgery, which was F.D.A. approved. He also designed and created the plans and programs from the unmanned submarines to elements of the NASA space shuttle program.

Larry will always be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, the former Marianne Delmont, whom he married, March 17, 1965; mother Mary Cicoretti of Liberty Township; daughter Monique (Tom) Abbas of Enola, Pa.; son Dean (Andrea) Cicoretti of Canfield; two granddaughters, Giana and Aviana Abbas; and sister Donna (Andy) Bodzak of Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, with a 7 p.m. prayer service 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 Larry’s family.

DOLORES 'DEE' KOSEC

BOARDMAN – Dolores “Dee” Kosec, 79, returned home to her Creator on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, after a short and hard fought battle with cancer.

Dee, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, leaves behind her soul mate and husband of 60 years, Donald; their five sons, Gregory (Jennifer), Jeffery (Linda), David (Alicia), Donald Jr. (Debra), and Michael (Dee Hepperly); 14 adoring grandchildren, Greg, Marc, Sam, Derek, Bryan, Tyler, Francesca, Gia, EJ, Anthony, Donnie, Kasey, Kylie, and Carter; and one great-grandchild, Jackson. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Louise (Lil) Donofrio; sister-in-law Louise DiMargio; and several nieces and nephews.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents, Elvira (DeAngelo) and Anthony DiMargio of Pescara, Italy and older brothers, Nick and Carmen.

Dee was born in Youngstown on Nov. 28, 1937, and grew up in its Smoky Hollow neighborhood.

She graduated from The Rayen School in 1955.

Learning from her seamstress mother, she developed a great skill for sewing at a young age which she kept throughout her life. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Youngstown City Office Company and served as a Democratic precinct committee woman for over 20 years.

Dee was known by her family as an excellent cook and baker of any and all Italian foods, and had a particular knack for pepperoni rolls, fried dough, meatballs and polenta.

Throughout her life, her five boys and grandchildren made her no stranger to sporting events, which she loved to attend. She enjoyed family gatherings at her home and taking walks each night with her loving husband.

A woman of faith, Dee was a devoted member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and participated annually in the Church’s Novena to St. Anthony.

Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington St. in Youngstown, with the Rev. Joseph Rudjak celebrating.

Dolores will then be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

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

ROBERT J. SASS

YOUNGSTOWN – Robert J. Sass, 51, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

He was born May 23, 1965, in Youngstown, the son of James E. and Mary L. (Aaron) Sass.

He enjoyed NASCAR, Bill and Chase Elliott and was an avid Oakland Raiders fan.

Robert will always be remembered lovingly by his mom; two sons, Robert and Corey Sass; two granddaughters, Remi and Riley; brother Doug Sass; two sisters, Janet Will and Barb Iberis; companion Michele Crosby; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Jim and Gary Sass; and infant sister, Alicia Marie Sass.

As per Robert’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.

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

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

RAMIRO MEDINA

CAMPBELL - There will be a funeral service at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the Good Shepherd Sta. Rosa de Lima Church in Campbell for Ramiro Medina, 92, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Utuado, Puerto Rico, the son of Serafin Medina and Encarnacion Torres.

Ramiro worked as a trackman at Republic Steel for 30 years.

He was a member of Christ the Good Shepherd Sta. Rosa de Lima Church and the Sons of Borinquen Club.

In his spare time, Ramiro enjoyed gardening, carpentry, painting, and playing dominoes and pool. His favorite time of the year was Christmas.

He will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Maria Ocasio-Negron, whom he married Oct. 8, 1955; seven children, Sonia Medina, Judy (Musa) Alhamid, Soraida (William) Arocho, Nancy Ortiz, Dolores (Edwin) Aberson, Lucy (Leonal) Ruano, and Michael Medina (Nalena Quendo); seven grandchildren, Damaris Tejada, Joevanny Gonzalez, Ricky Ortiz, Nicole Turner, Melinda Arocho, Ruba Alhamid, and Araceli Ruano; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eldelmira Santiago, Rosa Rivera, and Isabel Medina; and brother Santiago Medina.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, 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 Ramiro’s family.

PATRICIA A. TERLECKI VASEL

YOUNGSTOWN – Patricia A. Terlecki Vasel, 84, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

Patricia was born March 26, 1932, in Youngstown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Terlecki.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond S. Vasel, who passed away May 17, 2015, and eight siblings.

Patricia leaves behind her two sons, Raymond of Struthers and Gary of Pittsburgh.

A private viewing and burial was held in her memory.

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 Patricia’s family.

RICHARD D. HUTCHINSON

POLAND – There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, for Richard D. Hutchinson, 85, who passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 8, 1931, in Ellwood City, Pa., the son of Roscoe and Margaret (Mortenson) Hutchinson.

Richard was a graduate of Lincoln High School and courageously served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He served as a combat photographer for the 1st Cavalry, earning three Bronze Service Stars. Later he moved to Youngstown, with his wife and young family, eventually in partnership owning Warren Reproductions and Microfilm in Warren.

Richard was an active member of the Christ Church Presbyterian, where he taught adult Sunday school for many years.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is now reunited with his wife, the former Barbara Strehler, whom he married April 11, 1953, and who passed away Dec. 9, 2012.

Richard is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his two daughters, Amy Hutchinson (Ron Snyder) of Poland and Emily (Mike) Campbell of Boardman and six grandchildren, Samuel and Jacob Snyder, Ryan and Ian Campbell, Ron Snyder, and Heather (Snyder) Rapp and her husband, Steve. He is also greatly missed by his brother, James Hutchinson and family in Overton Park, Mo.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Leslie (Sonny) Hutchinson; and sister, Loretta Simpson.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Chris Knight and the entire staff at the Hope Center of Cancer Care for the kind and compassionate care shown to Richard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, or to Christ Church Presbyterian.

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

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