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HARRY RITCHEY

BOARDMAN – Harry Ritchey, 86, passed away peacefully during the evening of Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Masury, the son of the late Harry and Mary (Cellinese) Ritchey.

Harry faithfully served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at Republic Steel as a turn foreman in the electric weld shop, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Charles Church and the I.T.A.M. Post No. 3. Harry enjoyed taking the family dogs on evening walks and watching them play. He also enjoyed working on his cars and working in his yard, in which he took great pride. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and neighbors. Harry always greeted them with an infectious smile and generous nature.

His wife Ruth G. (Glancy) Ritchey, whom he married Feb. 19, 1952, passed away April 9, 2010.

Harry will always be remembered lovingly by his two daughters, Linda (Ralph) Cucitrone of Boardman and Ruth C. Ritchey of Waterford, N.Y.; as well as two grandchildren, Gina and Anthony Cucitrone.

Besides his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brother, Tully V. Foster, and his sister, Caroline Carter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, with the Rev. Philip Rogers celebrating the Mass, with calling hours at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, where full Military Honors for Harry’s dedicated service to our country will be provided by the great men of V.F.W. Post 9571.

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

ANDREW F. CHICASE JR

POLAND – There will be 9 a.m. funeral services on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Holy Family Church in Poland for Andrew F. Chicase Jr., 73, who passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Andrew was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Andrew F. Sr. and Elizabeth (Clacko) Chicase.

Andrew was retired from General Motors in Lordstown. He was an avid bowler and golfer and was inducted into the Youngstown Men’s bowling Hall of Fame. Andrew faithfully served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Andrew will be remembered lovingly by his wife, Kathleen M. (Venosky) Chicase; their five children, Andrew F. (Roseann) Chicase III, Jeffrey Chicase, Monica Guthridge, Renee Devlin, and Marla Chicase; and their children, Mark Guthridge, Andrew F. IV, Matthew, Brandon Chicase, Michael Parise and Shawn Devlin; and also leaves, Sherry, Andrea and Eric and their children; two brothers, John (Michelle) and William Chicase.

Besides his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Lentine and Mary Clark and sister-in-law, Cindy Chicase.

Friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman. Andrew will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, where his dedication to our country will be furthered recognized with full military honors provided by the great men of V.F.W. Post 9571 of Ellsworth.

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

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From Darlene Bosela

So sorry to find out your dad passed. Deepest sympathy to Jeff & family

Friend in Bowling from Carol Kozbial

May your spirit now have everlasting calm and peace.

From Mr. & Mrs. Steve Harper,Sr.

Rest in peace Andy you will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved you. My condolences to the entire Chicase family.

ANTHONY EDWARD KOTSOL JR

CANFIELD – There will be funeral services at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, with the Rev. Kevin Peters celebrating the service, for Anthony Edward Kotsol Jr., 62, who passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, Sept. 5, 2014.

Anthony was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Youngstown, the son of Anthony E. Sr. and Martha (Moherman) Kotsol.

Anthony worked for Continental Emsco in Youngstown until the company became LTV Steel, and transferred to Pittsburgh, where he worked for 12 years. In 2000, he was transferred to Inside Sales and moved to Twinsburg, when the company became McJunkin Redman.

He was a 1969 graduate of Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, where he excelled in tennis. He was a 1969 Varsity Tennis Finalist with the OHSAA Region 2. Upon graduation, his tennis accomplishments earned him a scholarship with the University of South Florida, where he earned many trophies playing tennis.

Anthony enjoyed playing golf weekly with his best friends, Andy Kicos and Joe Maurro. He also enjoyed his time attending concerts, camping, dancing, trips to the beach in Ocean City and Florida, and watching his favorite football team on Sundays, the Cleveland Browns. He especially looked forward to his trips to Mountaineer and many other casinos. Anthony loved his time at Get Go in Canfield, with the Get Go Crew, playing scratch offs. He looked forward to his weekly phone calls from his best friend, Jim.

Anthony will always be lovingly remembered by his wife, Deborah (Burnside) Kotsol, whom he married Nov. 29, 1985; his two sons, Kevin Kotsol, who will always carry his dad’s spirit, and Randy (Tanize) Kotsol of Hawaii; his granddaughter, Isabella of Hawaii; two sisters, Barbara Gunter of Austintown and Betty (Jack) Stanko of Reno, Nev., who he always enjoyed spending time with at the casinos and will always be in his heart; his mother-in-law, Barbara Burnside of Struthers, who helped take care of him till the end; brother-in-law Keith (Mary Ann) Burnside and their two children, Kayla and Luca; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Janci; brother-in-law Richard Gunter; and father-in-law Robert Burnside.

Friends may call on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

The family would like to thank Dr. Knight and the nurses at the Hope Center. A special thank you to all the nurses that took care of him to the end at the Hospice House, and to Dr. Scott Tofil, who stayed through the good and the bad. And a heartfelt thank you to all of his close friends who were there to see him. Anthony’s family will always hold a special place in their hearts for all of you.

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

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From Nick & JoAnn Veauthier

Our deepest sympathy to the Kotsol family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

From Barb Smith

All of us at the get go will miss Tony. he was a special guy God bless

Friend from Jim Maloney

To my best friend, All the years, all the miles apart, could never dull the feeling of knowing that you were my best friend. My heart is broken. I'm forever sorry I wasn't there at the end. Please, please forgive me my old friend. R.I.P. Jim

Friend from Jim Maloney

To my best friend, All the years, all the miles apart, could never dull the feeling of knowing that you were my best friend. My heart is broken. I'm forever sorry I wasn't there at the end. Please, please forgive me my old friend. R.I.P. Jim

From Lisa Boyes

It was a true pleasure working with Tony at McJunkin. I will always remember hearing his funny comments over the partitions. He made me smile quite often! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

From Patti Druzisky

With our sympathy and prayers to the Kotsol family. May he rest in peace. The South High School Class of 1961

ALBERT 'BERTIE' 'UNCLE LAPPY' CENTOFANTI

POLAND – There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Albert “Bertie” “Uncle Lappy” Centofanti, 95, who passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Hilcoke, Pa., the son of Anthony and Nellie Centofanti.

Albert courageously served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the 376th Infantry Regiment Company K as an ammunitions bearer. He then worked as a car inspector for 40 years at Pennsylvania Railroad (CSX) before retiring in 1977.

Albert was an avid fan of Indy car racing and made many trips with his three brothers and nephews to watch the races. He also loved to watch football, especially his favorite quarterbacks, Dan Marino and John Elway. His greatest joy was a family gathering with loved ones and good food. “Mangia.”

His wife, the former Elizabeth Hall, whom he married July 8, 1955, passed away April 3, 1986.

Albert will always be lovingly remembered by his three daughters, twins Theresa Pavlich of Boardman and Alisa (Mike) DeRitis of Fountain Valley, Calif., and daughter Charlotte (Andy) Pollard of Huntington Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Anna, Amanda, Chase, Wade, Annamarie, Paul (Christy) Bartovich and Dawn (Brian) Lutz; and six great-grandchildren, Tony, Kylie, Leah, Lenny, Jeremy, and Scarlett; as well as his many nieces and nephews, who loved him very much.

Besides his parents and wife, Albert was preceded in death by three brothers, Victor, Joseph and Henry Centofanti and four sisters, Angeline Centofanti, Adeline Dilley, Yolanda Centofanti and Mary Centofanti.

Friends may call on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff and care takers at Vista Care Center for the kind and compassionate care shown to Albert.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, where full Military Honors for Albert’s dedicated service to our country will be provided by the great men of V.F.W. Post 9571 of Ellsworth.

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

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Nephew from "Jo Jo" Centofanti

Uncle "Laps",What fond memories I have of you walking me around the great infield at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and many other race tracks.May you rest in eternal peace in the great infield of Heaven.

From Donna Centofanti

Heaven has received an amazing wonderful man. Thank you "Uncle Lappy" for all the laughter and kindness you gave me.

PORSIA T. PENNEL

AUSTINTOWN – Porsia T. Pennel, 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 20, 1946, in Youngstown, the daughter of Thomas and Lena (DeMarco) DePinto.

She was a 1965 graduate of East High School and worked for Hills and Walmart department stores. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. Porsia was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who always put her family above all else. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren. She also loved reading and going to Mountaineer.

Porsia will always be lovingly remembered by her husband, John, whom she married on May 9, 1970; daughter Andrea Correia of Austintown; son Frank (Amanda) Pennel of Gainesville, Va.; six grandchildren, Kyle and twins Caitlin and Dylan Correia, and Peyton, Emma and Elijah Pennel; two brothers, Nick (Carol) DePinto of Austintown, and Lenny (Marlene) DePinto of Liberty; three sisters, Delores (Clyde) Rhoades of Austintown, Theresa Campana of Hubbard and Debbie (Mike) Cancio of Bristow, Va.; and sister-in-law Donna DePinto of Youngstown.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by brother Thomas DePinto; and brother-in-law Giulio Campana.

Friends may call today, Aug. 29, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, 3495 S. Canfield-Niles Road in Canfield, with Porsia’s son, Pastor Frank Pennel, celebrating the service for Porsia.

The Pennel family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Southern Care Hospice for the kind and compassionate care shown to Porsia and also Community Home Medical for their support. Special thanks to Donna DePinto and Patty DePinto for the love and care shown to Porsia and the family.

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

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From Lori Slepsky

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Porsia was a wonderful lady. I had the pleasure of working with her at Walmart. I would always pick on her for being a Browns fan. I will miss her.

From Candy.Hruska

My thoughts and prayers.are with you and all the family. Hope that reflecting on the wonderful memories that you shared with Porsia will help u You see the light again..

From Linda Powell

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.I know there is not much to say that will bring much comfort now but remember that Porsia was well loved. Ihad the pleasure of getting to know her when I picked her up for work every morning. I will miss her.

EUGENE 'GINO' PASCARELLA III

STRUTHERS – There will be funeral services 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Eugene “Gino” Pascarella III, 57, who passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

“Gene” was born Aug. 24, 1957, in Youngstown, the son of Eugene Jr. and Josephine (Bohac) Pascarella.

Gene was a 1976 graduate of Boardman High School. He was certified as a heavy equipment operator. Gene worked security for Beaver Nuclear Power Plant in Shippingport, Pa. for a number of years. He retired from NASA in Cape Canaveral, Fla. and then started his own remodeling business. Gene enjoyed camping, classic cars, grilling out and socializing with his many friends locally, and at Geneva-on-the-Lake. He loved spending time with his family. Wherever you saw Gene, you would find his second greatest love, Gracie, his beloved Newfoundland dog.

Gene will be remembered lovingly by his devoted wife, the former Kathleen Zaluski of Struthers, whom he married Nov. 3, 1998; stepchildren Carlene Beck and Daniel and David Beck, all of Boardman; grandson Bryce Ostavitz; brother Jeff Pascarella; nieces Amanda Logiudice and Leann Hermez; nephews Marc Jennings, Ed Hermez, Nick Hermez and Jeff Pascarella Jr.; aunts Effie Pascarella, Peggy Stillerman and Maryann Reese; and uncles Pat Pascarella and Robert Reese.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 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 send condolences to Gene’s family.

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From Gabe Delfre

To Gene's wife Kathy, brother Jeff, and the entire family - my heartfelt sympathy. I am so terribly sad for the passing of a dear friend. I have many happy memories to cherish of time spent with Gino when we were growing up. He was fun to be around - what a great personality! He is fondly remembered, and will be truly missed. Rest in peace Gino - your friend, Gabe("Blood!")

FELICITA (MOJICA) BONILLA

“Together Again”

YOUNGSTOWN - Felicita (Mojica) Bonilla, 86, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, with her loving family by her side. She was also in the great care of Crossroads Hospice of Akron-Canton and Hospice of the Valley.

Felicita was born June 24, 1928, in Juncos, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Felix Mojica and Adela Rivera.

Felicita was a loving homemaker to her family and enjoyed sharing her great cooking with family and friends. She was a true humanitarian, always caring and praying for those in need. Felicita was retired from Penn-Ohio Supply. She was a member of the Christian United Church in Campbell. She loved and served her Lord, Jesus Christ.

Felicita will always be lovingly remembered by her six children, Nilsa (Gary) Hadley of Austintown, Lucy Bonilla of Youngstown, Luis (Tracey) Bonilla of Youngstown, Pedro Bonilla Jr. of Youngstown, Edwin (Mari) Bonilla of Youngstown, and Hector (Maggie) Bonilla of Boardman; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Rita Mojica of Puerto Rico.

Besides her parents, Felicita was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Bonilla; and four brothers, Julio, Rafael, Candido, and Secundino Mojica.

Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the funeral home, with Pastors Jerome Minor and Sarah Cruz-Banks officiating the service for Felicita.

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

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From Sheba Harzeez- Davis

My prayers are with you all, my neighbors from Victory Terrace.

ANTHONY J. 'TONY' SCARNECCHIA

POLAND – There will be funeral services at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica in Youngstown, for Anthony J. “Tony” Scarnecchia, 59, who passed away Wednesday evening, Aug. 13, 2014.

Tony was born Jan. 29, 1955, in Youngstown, the son of Anthony D. and Catherine (Laubert) Scarnecchia.

In 1973, Tony graduated from Struthers High School. He was an entrepreneur, most recently owning and operating the Used Car Connection. He was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and its men’s society.

Tony will be remembered lovingly by his five children, Anthony D. of New Middletown, Victor of Charlotte, N.C., Dominic of Raleigh, N.C., Amanda (Ross) Kohl of Cincinnati, and Elyssa Scarnecchia of Struthers; his precious granddaughter, Lilliana, and soon-to-be-born grandson, Anthony Victor; three siblings, Ronald (Lisa) Scarnecchia of Las Vegas, Robert Scarnecchia of Florida, and Kathleen Scarnecchia of New Middletown; his niece, Mary Scarnecchia of Las Vegas; his nephew, Jason Scarnecchia of Canfield; and a special cousin, Patricia Griffin of California.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, 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 send condolences to Tony’s family.

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SO SORRY from Susan Jorge

My heart just breaks for the family and friends of Tony he was one of a kind, he had his moments but had a heart as good as gold he will be sadly missed by all. God bless you and R.I.P

Friend from Bill cabuno

u will be sady missed tony ..a good friend always

From Grace Brackin

Bob & I are saddened to hear of Tony's death 7 the tragic accident that caused him to be taken from his family. Our thoughts & prayers are with his entire family.

NANCY COLON

STRUTHERS – Nancy Colon, 60, formerly of Campbell, was called home to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014.

Nancy was born June 19, 1954, in Youngstown, the daughter of Francisco Colon and Candida Rios.

She graduated in 1973 from Campbell Memorial High School. She worked for 30 years as an aide at the Boardman Community Care Center. She was a member of the Victory Christian Church and enjoyed reading her bible. She loved attending church and completing cross puzzles and especially cherished the time she spent with her nieces and nephews.

Nancy will always be lovingly remembered by her mother, Candida; four siblings, Aida Colon-Perez of Struthers, George L. Colon of Virginia, Adaleida L. Rivera of Campbell, and Ruth (Clyde) Taylor of Cleveland; her stepdad, Fernando Rios and his family; many loving nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and two great-nephews.

Besides her father, Francisco, Nancy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Pedro and Aquiliana Colon; her niece, Ericka Rivera; and brother-in-law Nehemia Rivera.

Friends may call today, Aug. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of the services at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Cecilio Cuevas officiating the service for Nancy.

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

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