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CHARLES E. WINYARD

POLAND - Private services were held for Charles E. Winyard, 74, who passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017.

He was born July 16, 1942, in Warren, the son of Paul H. and Rebecca E. (Sieple) Winyard.

Charles courageously served his country in the U.S. Navy, as a photographer. He then went on to work at GM Lordstown where he retired from. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica.

Charles will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Philomena Tisone, whom he marred Oct. 9, 1976; sister Nancy (Bill) Woods; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and a brother.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of Hospice House for the kind and compassionate care shown to Charles.

Arrangements were 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 Charles’s family.

THOMAS J. HOLLOBAUGH JR

YOUNGSTOWN - Thomas J. Hollobaugh Jr., 66, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

He was born July 24, 1950, in New Bethlehem, Pa., the son of Thomas J. and Viola Jean (Booher) Hollobaugh.

He worked for G.M. as a laborer for 35 years. Thomas enjoyed fishing at Lake Milton and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Mary Jane Wendell, whom he married May 31, 1985; five children, Robert (Jodi) Hollobaugh of Niles, Kenneth (Robyn) Hollobaugh of Kentucky, Aaron Hollobaugh of Kentucky, John (Noel) Toy of Pennsylvania and Heather Toy of Youngstown; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and two sisters, Debra and Barb Hollobaugh.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, followed by a 7 p.m. funeral service.

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

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To My Friend T J from John Collier

I remember all the fun we had in your car in the snow and fishing. I'm gonna miss your phone calls. RIP. John

HELEN M. DIANA

ALLIANCE – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd. in Austintown, with the Rev. Msgr. Kenneth Miller celebrating the Mass for Helen M. Diana, 70, who passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, April 13, 2017.

She was born April 26, 1946, in Warren, the daughter of Alfredo and Irene (Wolfong) Lana.

Helen, formerly of Austintown, worked at Merkins and Trumbull Lamp.

She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where she served as past president of its Home and School Association and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also serving as president of resident council of the Altercare of Alliance Nursing Home.

Her husband, James V. Diana Sr., whom she married July 5, 1975, passed away June 9, 2002.

She will always be remembered lovingly by her son, Patrick (Serita) Diana of Galion; three grandchildren, Christian (Amelia) Roberts, and Hailey and Noah Diana; a brother, Felipe (Debbie) Romain of Warren; and a sister, Eunice Trescott.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolores Thurston and Betty Morehead; and two brothers, Fred Simmons and Gerald McConell.

Friends may call on Monday, April 17, from 6 to 8 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 Helen’s family.

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With Our Deepest Sympathies from Richard, Connie, Abigail, and Little Richard ~The Smith Family~

So terribly sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY from SHEILA EICK

MANY PRAYERS ON YOUR LOSS

CARMEL J. KOZESKY

“Together Again”

YOUNGSTOWN – Carmel J. Kozesky, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Pupino) Willmitch.

Carmel attended Chaney High School.

She worked at Mackenzie Muffler and then for Truscon Steel in the plant office.

Her husband, Robert J. Kozesky, whom she married Sept. 28, 1950, passed away April 14, 2005.

In her spare time, Carmel enjoyed cooking and baking pies for her granddaughters. Family was most important to her.

She was a member of St. Christine Church.

Carmel will always be remembered lovingly by her daughter, Lisa (Atty. David) Bobovnyik of Boardman; three grandchildren, Brittany, Brooke, and Bridget; sister JoAnn Willmitch of Canfield; and brother Robert Willmitch of Canfield.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David Joseph Kozesky; three brothers, Nicholas, James, and infant Joseph Willmitch; and three sisters, Connie O’Nesti, Gerry Skidmore, and Mary Louise “Dolly” Wylie.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, and again from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at St. Christine Church in Youngstown, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with the Rev. John Keehner celebrating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carmel’s name to MVI Hospice Care, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

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

VERNA C. BAKER

BOARDMAN – There will be a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Verna C. Baker, 83, who passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Francis and Nora E. (Costella) Baker.

Verna retired from PNC Bank in Pittsburgh after 20 years of service. She then came to Boardman and worked at TJ Maxx, where she became known as the “shoe lady.”

She will always be remembered lovingly by her four children, Patrick Baker of Pittsburgh, Nora (Bruce) Warshawsky of Kentucky, Sandy Reidenbaugh, and Eileen (Ken) Yates of Boardman; eight grandchildren, Justin and Erin Reidenbaugh, Megan and Andrew Warshawsky, Angela (Tyler) Bedford, Shannon (Matt) West, Chris Reidenbaugh (fiancée Michele), and Brian (Jenny) Warshawsky; and four great-grandchildren, Addilyn Reidenbaugh, Gabe and Andrew West, and Lennon Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Vivian Baker, Jimmy Baker and Mickey Baker.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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

ALIVIA ANN 'LIVI' WATSON

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Alivia Ann “Livi” Watson, 9, earned her angelic wings on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in her home state of South Carolina.

Alivia was born on May 19, 2007, in Youngstown, the daughter of Jolie (Scanlon) Tatar and Michael Watson.

Alivia was a fourth grade student at Newington Elementary in Summerville. Alivia was a great student who looked forward to attending school each day and always wanting to surprise her teachers and friends with homemade treats and gifts.

One of the things Alivia loved most was animals, any and every kind. From dogs to turtles to hamsters and everything in between, she gave them a home and she would always beg for “a new pet.” Livi also loved being outdoors and playing with her siblings and friends. She loved bike riding, swimming and “hunting for shark teeth” with her brother, Jacob. If she wasn’t outside playing, Alivia could be found in her kitchen cooking and baking for family and friends.

Even though she was only 9 years old, Alivia had an old soul. She displayed the most genuine, loving and giving qualities, always making sure everyone else was taken care of. From making homemade treats for school to making dinner for her family, she was always doing for others. Her beautiful infectious smile and loving personality warmed the hearts of everyone she met.

Alivia was preceded in death by her grandfather, John Scanlon and her beloved dog, Macy.

Alivia was blessed with the love of two families, two men who she lovingly called “Dad,” who both proudly called her their daughter. And brothers and sisters who she shared a bond with that was stronger than blood, a bond of love.

She is survived by her mother, Jolie (Scanlon) Tatar and father David Tatar of Summerville; her father, Michael Watson of Niles; and grandparents Shirley Scanlon of Poland, Mickey and Robert Watson of Brookfield, and Karin and Mike Tatar of Struthers. She also leaves behind her brothers and sisters, who she adored and loved, Mikey Tatar, Kristin Tatar, Matthew Tatar, Jacob Tatar, all of Summerville, and Ashley Watson and Anthony Watson of Niles. She also leaves her uncles and aunts, Jimmy Scanlon (Tony Mixon) of Charleston, S.C., Joseph Rossi (Marcie) of Canfield, Louis Rossi (Jody) of Poland, Kelly Watson (Gia) of Niles, and Lori Ferreri (Rocco) of Austintown; as well as numerous cousins and friends.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of this beautiful soul on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. funeral service at Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, with Pastor Joseph L. Congemi celebrating.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Alivia will be held in Summerville at a future date.

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

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Such sorrow.... from JOANN(CONGEMI) MELNIK

My deepest sympathy to all of you...such a tragedy and loss...another angel gets her wings...

My deepest sympathies from Marianne Parry

My deepest sympathies & prayers for all of her loving family, your angel requires no additional prayers, she is in Heaven.

My deepest sympathy! from Arlene Clark

My deepest sympathy to all of you! I will keep you all in my prayers! My heart just breaks for such a Tragic loss!

ARISTIDIS PAPADOPOULOS

BOARDMAN - There will be funeral services held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church, 4955 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman, with Father Thomas M. Constantine celebrating the service for Aristidis Papadopoulos, 88, who passed away Saturday evening, March 25.

Aristidis was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Pixos Prespa, Greece, the son of Spero and Christina (Michaelidis) Papadopoulos.

Aristidis fought in the Revolutionary War for four years and then served in the Greek Army for three years, before he immigrated to America in 1954.

In 1960, he operated the Pine Panel Inn in Youngstown. In 1966, he owned the Splendid Restaurant and Lounge on South Avenue for over 35 years.

Aristidis was well-known to everyone as a happy, fun-loving, and caring man who lived life to the fullest. Aristidis was one-of-a-kind and gave of his time helping out any way he could. He loved to dance, and especially enjoyed showing off his dancing talents to his friends.

Aristidis’ wife, Helen G. “Eleni” (Vlahopoulos), whom he married June 11, 1950, passed away May 18, 2007.

Aristidis will be remembered lovingly by his two children, Athena Bialik and Yanni “John” Papadopoulos; four grandchildren, Aristidis “Ari” Papadopoulos, and Joey, Stephen, and Jonathan Bialik; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially his cousin, Vasiliki Ioannidis, who was more like a sister to him.

Besides his wife and parents, Aristidis was preceded in death by his son, Athanasios “Tom” Papadopoulos; beloved son-in-law, Joseph Bialik; and five sisters.

Friends may call today, March 28, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., where there will be a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. Friends may call again Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service at St. John Greek Orthodox Church.

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

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Family man from Betty Vranches Collins

I will always remember that smiling face and how Chris was always the life of the party. May your family fine Peace in knowing he is in heaven now.

Great memories from Vincent Archangelo Strines

Known Chris for many many years being born and raised on the south side of Youngstown. Had such great times with him (playing cards) and his family as my neighbors !!! Blessing for the icon you left for good old Youngstown..

Στο καλό from Robert Vargo

To the good, God Speed. Always a smile, always brimming with energy and the best short order cook ever. He was the only one who made omelettes and other dishes the way you actually wanted them - no matter how detailed. A great man and a good friend. Rest in peace. It was a privilege knowing you.

ARISTIDIS PAPADOPOULOS

BOARDMAN – There will be funeral services held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church, 4955 Glenwood Ave. in Boardman, with Father Thomas M. Constantine celebrating the service for Aristidis Papadopoulos, 88, who passed away Saturday evening, March 25.

Aristidis was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Pixos Prespa, Greece, the son of Spero and Christina (Michaelidis) Papadopoulos.

Aristidis fought in the Revolutionary War for four years and then served in the Greek Army for three years before he emigrated to America in 1954.

In 1960, he operated the Pine Panel Inn in Youngstown. In 1966, he owned the Splendid Restaurant and Lounge on South Ave. for over 35 years.

Aristidis was well-known to everyone as a happy, fun-loving, and caring man who lived life to the fullest. Aristidis was one-of-a-kind and gave of his time helping out any way he could.

He loved to dance, especially enjoyed showing off his dancing talents to his friends.

Aristidis’ wife, Helen G. “Eleni” (Vlahopoulos), whom he married June 11, 1950, passed away May 18, 2007.

Aristidis will be remembered lovingly by his two children, Athena Bialik and Yanni “John” Papadopoulos; four grandchildren, Aristidis “Ari” Papadopoulos, Joey, Stephen, and Jonathan Bialik; many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially his cousin, Vasiliki Ioannidis, who was more like a sister to him.

Besides his wife and parents, Aristidis was preceded in death by his son, Athanasios “Tom” Papadopoulos; and five sisters.

Friends may call Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., where there will be a Trisagion service at 7 p.m.

Friends may call again Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service at the St. John Greek Orthodox Church.

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

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One special friend will be missed from William & vera bogolis

every time the name of aristidi was mentioned, memories of my father and aristidi spending quality time came to mind. my dad considered him like brother that he had not.

To tina and family from Deborah Congonello

Condolences to the family

R.I.P. Chris from Mark Bilger

This man made the best gyros in the world, loved talking with him at the Splendid. You will be missed Sir...

In peace you shall rest from Eric Clausen

My sincere condolences to the family tons of great memories hanging at The Splendid till the wee hours of the morning with this man!! His" feisty" work ethic with his waitresses was classic!! Truly a great man will be sadly missed

R.I.P. from Steve Hammond "The Gatekeeper"

The Splendid was like a home away from home for me when I lived in Youngstown. There will never be another. My condolences to family and friends.

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.

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

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My father from June

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

My Friend from Douglas Tree Daniels

We go back to the 70's you were a friend of mine and my family from 3rd st, May you R.I.P and god bless your family.

You will be missed from Rachel Santiago

Willie you were a friend of the family and a good friend of my dads we shared many memories and laughs you will be missed RIP ❤️

Our friend from Greg and Annie Walker

You were and always be fondly remembered as "Crazy Willie". Till we meet in heaven, you and all the boys rest easy. Sympathy to all the family.

My father from June

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