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IRENE C. YURICH BUGNO

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Edward Church in Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin celebrating the Mass, for Irene C. Yurich Bugno, 85, who passed away Friday morning, Dec. 8.

Irene was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Youngstown, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Hovanech) Yurich.

Irene was a member of St. Edward Church. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and painting illustration art.

Her husband, Edward Bugno, whom she married Feb. 6, 1953, passed away May 11, 2013.

Irene will always be remembered lovingly by her three sons, Christopher (Elizabeth) Bugno of Struthers, Matthew Bugno of Youngstown, and Joshua Bugno of Youngstown; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Delores Yurich; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Besides her husband and parents, Irene was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jerome Bugno; and two daughters, Kaira Shoup and Brenda Budd.

Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the family to be dispersed among Irene’s favorite charities.

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

PALMIRA TORRES RIVERA

YOUNGSTOWN – Palmira Torres Rivera, 63, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 12, 1954, in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Jose Morales Torres and Palmira Rivera.

Palmira attended high school and college in Puerto Rico. She retired as a secretary from G.E. in Puerto Rico. Palmira was a loving mother, grandma and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She will always be remembered lovingly by her three children, Jose J. DeLeon (Leycha) of Youngstown, Sasha Vazquez of Warren, and Jimmy Roldan of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Derrick Ethridge, Amaris DeLeon, and Kayvon Vazquez; two sisters, Carmen and Nilsa Torres; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 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 Palmira’s family.

DENNIS M. CATOLINE

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Dennis M. Catoline, 73, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

He was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Youngstown, the son of Alfred Chello and Patricia Jean (Lucarell) Catoline.

Dennis was a graduate of the Rayen School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was the owner of Denny’s Concessions-Denny’s Famous Charbroiled Steaks since 1970. He could be seen at fairs and festivals standing behind the grill yelling out, “hot and juicy” and “load em’ up.” He previously owned Baskets by Denny’s on Federal Plaza in downtown Youngstown for 25 years.

Dennis enjoyed traveling, listening to jazz music, camping, fishing, and walking in Mill Creek Park. He was a classic movie and World War II history buff. He was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Dennis will always be lovingly remembered by his companion of 43 years, Nancy Fleece of Youngstown and his aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 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 Dennis’s family.

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Rest in peace from Kenny

Sorry to hear this,Denny and I shared a great passion for the oldies he loved I got you under my skin by Frankie valli and swearing to god,I'll miss him standing at the grill with me dancing and singing...rest in peace

With our sympathy from Tim and Karen Gaudio

Dear Nancy, my deepest condolences to you , it has been our pleasure to have met Denny and yourself. I’m sorry we missed the funeral. May god comfort you and help you to find peace during this time of mourning. Denny may you Rest In Peace. You will be missed by many.

Dennis from Sandra & Bud Hough

Nancy were so sorry to hear of Dennis passing.Losing a love one is difficult.We will keep you in our prayers

The world has lost a good soul... from Renee Gallagher

Nancy , I am soo sorry to hear about Denny. As a long time client and friend of mine I will always remember how happy he was coming to the salon ... he was excited when I would cut his hair and looked forward to his appointments. Denny enjoyed spending time with my clientele.He knew the community and will be remembered for his beautiful gift baskets and his “Denny’s “ steaks He was always soo proud of them and his success . May you have comfort knowing that he is in God's Hands now. I pray you may have Peace and Love during this difficult time .. Renee Gallagher.

Deepest Condolences from Beverly Leombruno (Perod)

Nancy, So sorry to hear this news. Denny was a great guy. Had lots of fun with the shake up stand will always hold a special place in my heart. May he rest in peace in Gods hands.

Forever will be missed from Crystal

Having the pleasure of knowing you for 4 years has been a blessing I loved hearing your stories Everytime I saw you always made my day and learning how to set up and run a fair/festival was an adventure I'll never forget everything I've learned because of you 💔

Best of Friends Forever, (Baltimore, Maryland) from Ken Woehlke

Gone but Will Never be Forgotten. My Friend Forever. Miss you already Brother. Denny and I have been Friends when we young Children. His Mother and him moved from Youngstown Ohio to Baltimore, Maryland back in the 1950's. We meet in a new neighborhood with only about 15 new houses which would turn into over about 275 houses. We had large woods with streams vines to swing on, Trees to climb, walk to and from school. We would go hunting with our BB Guns. Ride bikes. He Treasured and remarked about His biological Dad all time he was so proud of Him. He didn't fit in with the local boys from Baltimore coming from Ohio; He had a better ward robe then the Local Boys in Md. Until he finally got into Dungarees, He was then excped into the crowd. He always had adventure to get on a street cars, Our Community pay bus 10 to 15 cents to travel around Baltimore for adventure (Girls) He always asked me to go with him. We would walk the only local main Hwy to look for discarded Pop bottles. We would return the pop bottles for return deposit to be able to travel around town. I never done anything like this at my age which was 1 year younger then Denny. Many adventurers and a lot of fun with my brother, We had a lot of fun and laughter through our years Together. As we got older we always kept in touch. When we talked on the phone we would talk like the Kids we were. I Hope and Pray you are in a Happier Place. REST IN PEACE. Your Baltimore BUDDY

Emilio miconi from Emil miconi

to a great person and very dear I will miss all the great times we had together ! thank you my friend ..

Dennis from Audrey Johns

Nancy - my sincere condolences for your loss - while I haven't seen Dennis in many years, I remember him and his mother fondly.

My deepest condolences from KMB

Now is Dennis’s time to rest... may the God of all comfort...comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4

DOROTHY E. AGNONE MSZANSKI

CAMPBELL – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church for Dorothy E. Agnone Mszanski, 62, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1955 in Youngstown, the daughter of Carl D. and Josephine M. (Delili) Agnone.

She retired from WCI Steel in Warren, where she worked as a crane director. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, where she was active in the Prayer Pyramid.

Dorothy had many things that she loved, and her family was always the top priority. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her husband, kids, grandkids, sisters and her many nieces and nephews.

When her children were young, you could find her on the sidelines of any sports they played, whether it was coaching them or cheering them on. She was also the PTA president for their school, growing up for many years.

After she retired, she put her time in volunteering and working different events such as bingo, American Legion Post events, and as precinct committee woman for the 4th Ward election polls. If you couldn’t find her volunteering at one of these places, you would find her watching Grey’s Anatomy in her favorite chair or doing crossword puzzles.

She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and cook. Her proudest moments were when she became an aunt, mother and grandmother. She was always proud and showing people pictures of her kids and grandkids.

Her house and her door were always open to anyone who needed her help.

Dorothy will be remembered lovingly by her husband, James, who she married Sept. 8, 1975; her three children, Joseph (Lorraine) Mszanski of Pittsburgh, Janice (Tony) Caruso of Youngstown and James Mszanski Jr. of Baltimore; grandchildren Andrew, Jameson, and Michael Mszanski, Joshua, and Isabella Cotelesse, and Haley, Mackenzie, and Kristofer Caruso; sisters Carla (Antonio Sciarra) Nickle and Charlene Chapman; the Agnone family, William (Linda) Agnone and Victor Agnone; the Delili family, Carol Delili, Janice Lydic, and Geraldine LaRiccia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Andrea (Michael) Tobias, and niece Dawn Elle.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman. I

n lieu of flowers, the family requests any contributions be made to the family to donate to Dorothy’s favorite charities.

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

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Dorothy from Mary Gould

Dear Joe, Jannie and Jimmy, I will always remember your mom as a truly beautiful soul who was kind and caring of everyone. We spent many times together with PTC at St. Joe's that I will treasure. Love and our Lord's comfort be with you all. Love, Mary Gould and family

Deepest sympathy from Rachel Stanko and Family

Jimmy and Family, Sorry for the loss of your mother. Your mom was one of the nicest people I met during our time at BCC. She always had a smile on her face and would help anyone she met. My deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time.

My deepest condolences from KMB

Now is Dorothy’s time to rest...may the God of all comfort...comfort her family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4

COURTNEY ANN TURNER

CANFIELD – Courtney Ann Turner, 27, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

She was born July 12, 1990, in Cleveland, the daughter of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Black) Turner.

She was a 2008 graduate of Perrysburg High School and attended Youngstown State University studying Social Work. Courtney always had a calling to help others; she was vibrant, creative and caring; when she smiled, the whole world was brighter. “Words cannot express how much we love and will miss her.”

She will always be remembered lovingly by her mother of Boardman; father of Toledo; two sisters, Stacey Turner and Hayley Turner, both of Toledo; nephew Liam Whitaker; paternal grandmother, Kathleen Turner of Columbus; maternal grandmother, Barbara Black of Boardman; uncle David Turner; aunt Kris Black; uncle and aunt, Robert and Patricia Jender; cousins Michael Jender, Sarah Holley, Matthew Jender, Rachel Jender, Christopher Black, and Zoe Beard, whom she thought of as a little sister; numerous relatives and close friends; and her boyfriend, Pat Blakeman.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Thomas J. Turner Sr.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Courtney loved children and was recently considering adopting.

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions can be made in Courtney’s name to Akron Children’s Hospital, 6505 Market St., Boardman, OH, 44512 or www.akronchildrens.org/donate.

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

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My deepest condolences from KMB

Now is Courtney’s time to rest...may the God of all comfort... comfort her family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4

JEFFREY L. HUNT

YOUNGSTOWN – Jeffrey L. Hunt, 71, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

He was born June 19, 1946, in Youngstown, the son of Claude C. Jr. and Anna Marie (Foust) Hunt.

He was a graduate of The Rayen School and was a U.S. Marine Veteran.

He worked as a truck driver for Pem Co. Trucking in Texas.

Jeffrey was a faithful member of the Christian Assembly Church and their Celebrate Recovery Program.

He was a jack of all trades, enjoyed music, especially jazz, old cars, and playing the organ, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Jeffrey will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Gail Fauver, whom he married Sept. 14, 1974; mother Anna Marie Hunt; daughter Amy Lynn Hunt of East Liverpool; three brothers, Claude C. Hunt III, of Austintown, James (Dori) Hunt of Austintown, and Jerry (Keri) Hunt of Boardman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; and two sisters, Mable Palo and Judi Bagdassarian.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Christian Assembly Church, 5050 South Ave. in Boardman, with Pastor Jerry Hunt officiating.

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 to send condolences to Jeffrey’s family.

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My deepest condolences from KMB

Now is Jeffrey’s time to rest... may the God of all comfort...comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4

JOSEPH M. POLACHEK

MELBOURNE, FLA. – Joseph M. Polachek, 99, was born on Oct. 17, 1918, in Munson, Pa. He was the son of Helen Mervo and John Polachek.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pauline Stas Polachek.

He leaves behind six daughters, Constance “Connie” Malamisura (Frank), Patricia Beike-French (Mark), Marie Saluga (Michael), Joanne Underwood, Karen Polachek, and Pauline “Polly” Moore (Mitchell); 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind one brother, Steve Polachek and his wife, Josephine.

Joe left high school during the depression to help his large family by joining the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp.) A few years later he met Pauline, who was to become his wife. They married on Oct. 19, 1941.

During the war, he went to work for United Engineering and Foundry in Pittsburgh, and was later transferred to Youngstown, where he remained for 40 years, first as a machine assembler and then as a supervisor. Several of these years he worked on building highly secret war contracts for the U.S. Government.

During those years he and his wife bore six daughters.

When he turned 62, he retired, packed up and moved to Spring Hill, Fla. After his wife developed Alzheimer’s, they moved in with his daughter and her husband in Melbourne where they remained until death.

Joe loved to work with his hands. His hobbies included building cabinetry and playing pinochle, but his real love was gardening. He said that his purpose on this earth was to make one small piece of land beautiful, and he did.

Visitation will be held at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Lake Park Cemetery.

Please visit www.beachfuneralhome.com and www.rossifunerals.com where online condolences may be left.

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JOSEPH M POLACHEK from BARB. ROCHETTE (WETZL)

I'am so sorry for your loss,He well be always your hearts he's not suffering any more and he's in peace with the lord.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU'S

Tony Pantone0 from Tony. Pantone

We are very sorry to hear of your. DAD'S PASSING, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL

JACQUELINE A. 'JACKIE' FRANKLIN

POLAND - Jacqueline A. “Jackie” Franklin, 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Youngstown, the daughter of Oliver C. and Alma (Tavalario) Palatinus.

Jackie worked at General Electric, was a beautician, and for 17 years worked for the Boardman School System. She was a member of St. Luke Church. She was very active in the church where she volunteered her time with several different ministries, such as the RCIA program, baptismal preparation, CCD teacher, Women’s Renewal, Cursillo, leader of prayer, and was a lector and Eucharistic minister.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, playing cards, and vacationing at the beach. The highlight of her retirement was their cruise to Italy and other places in Europe in 2007.

Her husband, Harry J. Franklin, whom she married June 4, 1966, passed away June 29, 2017.

Jackie will always be remembered lovingly by her four children, Laura (Erik) Blohm of Garrettsville, David (Kerwin) Franklin of Scottsdale, Ariz., Paul (Tonda) Franklin of Tucson, Ariz. and Mark (Heather) Franklin of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 grandchildren, Luke, Lenci, Allee, Serena, and Isabella Blohm, Mac, Anthony, Cole, Jack, and Haydon Franklin, Olivia and Kiah Franklin, and Harrison and John Franklin; and sister Olivia (Harry) Thistlewaite of Las Vegas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, followed by an 8 p.m. Cursillo Bible service.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at St. Luke Church in Boardman, with the Rev. John Keehner celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jacqueline’s name to MVI Hospice Care of Youngstown, or to the Alzheimer’s Network in Youngstown.

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

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Faithful servant from BEVERLY VITULLO

Jackie, your love, trust relationship with Our Lord has been a great inspiration and perfect example of evangelizing. Your walked the talk. I have been blessed to have you as my friend.

Blessings to All from Mary Hares Franklin

Jackie, your blessing is that you are now reunited with Harry and the rest of the family in a glorious reunion. Those of us staying behind are blessed to have had you in our lives, and grateful for your grace and service. From your sister-in-law.

HOWARD D. RILEY

HUBBARD – There will be funeral services at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Howard D. Riley, 35, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.

He was born Jan. 30, 1982, in Bethlehem, Pa., the son of Robert and Mary (Prater) Riley.

Howard worked for Simco Management. He had a passion for playing pool and also enjoyed video games. He loved his dog, Buddy.

Howard will always be remembered by his parents; girlfriend Heather Joki; godfather Tom Seefried; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 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 Howard’s family.

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Sympathy from Darlene Osment

May you rest in peace!

My deepest condolences from KMB

Now is Howard’s time to rest...may the God of all comfort... comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4

He Will Be Missed from West Family

I'm so sorry for your Loss. May Howie Be at peace. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. I have known Howie for a long time...he used to play pool with my Younger Brother and he hung out with my family. Again so sorry for your loss.