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PAUL GILBERT VAUGHN

CANFIELD – Paul Gilbert Vaughn, 46, was born on Aug. 1, 1968, and left the world too soon, on June 29, 2015.

Upon his high school graduation, he entered the U.S. Army in 1986. While in the Army, he was an armament/electrical systems specialist who was awarded an Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Expert Medal, Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Bar. He also passed courses in Primary Leadership Development, Aircraft Systems Repair, and Helicopter Weapons Systems Repair. He was in the original Persian Gulf conflict and then served a tour of duty in Germany. He completed his Army service in 1995.

With the completion of his military service, he began his career in the traffic industry, specializing in traffic controllers and signals. During these years, he acquired his IMSA Level II certification as a signal technician. He was a certified inspector of traffic signals and cabinets, as well as earning his certificate as an accredited trainer in Highway Safety and Signal Maintenance.

Paul enjoyed spending time with his family and friends playing corn hole, attending concerts, going to the movies, golfing, working out, but most especially, he loved going on relaxing family beach vacations in Outer Banks, Orange Beach and Maui. Paul was the true epitome of a loving, caring, and devoted human being.

Paul is survived by his unconditional loving wife, Nicole; his sons, Bryce and Brock; and his daughter, Devyn. Paul will be sadly missed by all who really knew, cherished, and loved him for who and what he was.

In honor of Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal services.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman had the honor and privilege of handling the arrangements for Paul.

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

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From Bobbi kaleel

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Bobbi, Alexis & Tommy Kaleel

From Brad

I have the privilege of knowing Paul for the last few years. His generous spirit and kind heart brought joy and caring to all those around him, and he finally found true happiness for himself with his current family and friends. He will be sadly missed.

From Tammy

Paul you are now in the arms of your mother, Phyllis.

From Hattie Langenheim

May God grant peace to the Vaughn family.father Martn brothers Martin and Phillip and his children Liz Courtney ,Cheryl And Sam

From Cheryl Downey

Paul will be missed by his children, Elizabeth Vaughn, Courtney Vaughn, Cheryl Vaughn and Sammy Vaughn. Also by his grandchildren, Victoria, Alannah, Taylor, Jacob, Tanner and Dominic.

ADELINE ARQUILLA

POLAND – There will be funeral services at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Adeline Arquilla, 80, who passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Adeline was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Youngstown, the daughter of Ernest and Theresa (Rich) D’Andrea.

Adeline was a 1953 graduate of East High School. She was a member of the Senior Club at Commercial Intertech. Adeline enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Aruba, Hawaii, and going on cruises with her husband. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially her Italian specialties. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, whom she taught how to swim.

Adeline will always be remembered lovingly by her husband, Vincent, whom she married on Feb. 27, 1954; two sons, Eric (Christine) Arquilla of Youngstown and Brian (Amy) Arquilla of North Jackson; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Gabrielle, Gianna, Brooke, Kelsey, Abbey and Shelby; four great-grandchildren, Harvey, Gracie Lynn, Arya and Nicole; sister Delores (Tom) Strichek; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jeanette Parillo.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 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 Adeline’s family.

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From Philomena Tiberio

Dear Vince and Family, Just to say how sorry i am to hear about Adeline's passing. Our prayers are with you at this time. As you know that we went to school together and gratuated at the same year. Your friend Philomena (Santangelo) Tiberio

ARMANDO 'TONY' CENTOFANTI

NEW MIDDLETOWN – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, for Armando “Tony” Centofanti, 84, who passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Armando “Tony” was born Sept. 1, 1930, in Sulmona, Province of L’Aquila, Village of Mirane, Italy, the son of Ludovico and Rosa (DelSignore) Centofanti. He was raised on the family farm until 1953, and then came to America, leaving his wife, Lena, behind, only to join him a year later in the new country.

Armando “Tony” worked for Youngstown Sheet and Tube/LTV Steel, retiring in 1984, after 30 years of service. In 1968, Armando “Tony” and his wife, Lena, entered into the tavern business, owning three taverns on South Avenue in Youngstown and then joining his son, Ludovico “Vico,” in one last adventure of helping out in daily operations of the Bullwinkle’s Bar and Grill until 1998, where he was best known as “Bull Moose.”

He was a member of St. Dominic Church and enjoyed wine making, gardening, canning and later, fishing on the family pond.

Armando “Tony” will always be remembered lovingly by three children, Ludovico “Vico” Centofanti of Austintown, Patricia (Joe) Humenick of Canfield, and Lydia (Dean) Traficant of New Middletown; four grandchildren, Serena and Joseph Humenick, and Arianna and Alexzandria Traficant; many nieces, nephews and cousins in Italy and Australia; his special nephew, Paul (Maria) Leombruni and family; and his sister-in-law, Amelia (Tulio) Leombruni of Guelph, Canada.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lena; brother Joe; and two sisters, Maria and Yolanda.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Vincent Malkovits, Dr. Patsy Buccino and the nurses at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center for the kind and compassionate care shown to Armando “Tony.” The family would also like to say thank you to his personal caregivers, Beth and Amy.

“Arrivederci Poppy, until we meet again…”

Interment will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.

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

ARMANDO 'TONY' CENTOFANTI

NEW MIDDLETOWN – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, for Armando “Tony” Centofanti, 84, who passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Armando “Tony” was born Sept. 1, 1930, in Sulmona, Italy, the son of Ludovico and Rosa (DelSignore) Centofanti. He was raised on the family farm until 1953, and then came to America, leaving his wife, Lena, behind, only to join him a year later in the new country.

Armando “Tony” worked for Youngstown Sheet and Tube/LTV Steel retiring in 1984, after 30 years of service. In 1968, Armando “Tony” and his wife, Lena, entered into the tavern business, owning three taverns on South Avenue in Youngstown and then joining his son, Ludovico “Vico,” in one last adventure of helping out in daily operations of the Bullwinkle’s Bar and Grill until 1998, where he was best known as “Bull Moose.”

He was a member of St. Dominic Church and enjoyed wine making, gardening, canning and later, fishing on the family pond.

Armando “Tony” will always be remembered lovingly by three children, Ludovico “Vico” Centofanti of Austintown, Patricia (Joe) Humenick of Canfield, and Lydia (Dean) Traficant of New Middletown; four grandchildren, Serena and Joseph Humenick, and Arianna and Alexzandria Traficant; many nieces, nephews and cousins in Italy and Australia; his special nephew, Paul (Maria) Leombruni and their family; and his sister-in-law, Amelia (Tulio) Leombruni of Guelph, Canada.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lena; brother Joe; and two sisters, Maria and Yolanda.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Vincent Malkovits, Dr. Patsy Buccino and the nurses at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center for the kind and compassionate care shown to Armando “Tony.” The family would also like to say thank you to his personal caregivers, Beth and Amy.

“Arrivederci Poppy, until we meet again…”

Interment will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.

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

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From Marlene F.

Patty sending you and your family my condolences, He was a very nice man and will be missed.

JOSEPH P. LORELLI

CANFIELD – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at noon on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at St. Christine Church in Youngstown, for Joseph P. Lorelli, 51, who passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident with longtime friend, Tracy, who held a special place in his heart.

Joseph was born Nov. 27, 1963, in Youngstown, the son of Patrick and Elaine (Cellio) Lorelli.

Joseph was a licensed mortgage broker in Florida and was also a carpenter, machinist and trained tool grinder. He most recently was employed by Boak and Sons.

Joseph was a fun-loving and free-spirited person who enjoyed outdoor sports, especially snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating and deep sea fishing with his brothers in Florida.

Joseph will always be lovingly remembered by his parents, Patrick and Elaine Lorelli of Canfield; three brothers, Dr. Anthony (Michele) Lorelli of North Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas (Nancy) Lorelli of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and James Lorelli of Canfield; five nieces, Corinna, Stephanie, Carli, Julia and Samantha Lorelli of Florida; and five nephews, Jimmy, Patrick, Christopher and Tommy Lorelli of Canfield and Russell Griffin of Florida; and stepgrandfather Albert Morell of Poland.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wery and Fannie Cellio; and paternal grandparents, Joseph Lorelli and Louise Lorelli Morell.

Friends may call on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 4:30 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 Joseph’s family.

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From Greg Sarisky

I got to know Joe through my brother Gary ,he was a great guy and will be missed. My Condolences to all the Families

From Cheryl Warfield Taraszewski

My sympathies to your family in the loss of Joe. I will fondly remember my Chaney High classmate. Rest in peace Cowboy!

From Cheryl Warfield Taraszewski

My sympathies to your family. I will fondly remember my Chaney High classmate. Rest in Peace Cowboy!

From Dale Lasko

Great memories of Joe. My Christian Condolences to all of the family.

From Bob helsel

will remember my fellow chaney classmate, great guy! rest in peace joe..

From Edward carnahan

Joe was a very nice man I got to know when he came to work with us at Boak,he touched our lives in ways most people will never do.

JOHN A. PAULETTE

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica for John A. Paulette, 88, who passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, June 23.

John was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Youngstown, the son of Biase and Matilda (Sforza) Paoletti.

Those that knew John Anthony Paulette know what a people person he was. His passions were his family, friends, work, sports and politics. Always ready to step in to make a difference, tell a joke or put a smile on your face, that was John.

John’s work history included Cook Coffee as a salesman. John served as president of the union while at Swedlow Plastics. He was owner of the Dairy Isle in Niles, where he also co-owned the Rec Room and Skylight Banquet Room. John retired from the Ohio Turnpike as a toll collector.

He was an activist in local politics, assisting many former and present politicians in their efforts to make change happen for people. He was a third degree Knight of The Knights of Columbus. He served on the advisory board of the Mill Creek Golf Course and the Austintown Beautification Committee.

John was an avid sports fan, especially of The Ohio State Buckeyes and New York Yankees. He enjoyed golfing, football and boxing. John was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He faithfully served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

John will be remembered lovingly by his wife of 66 years, Madeline (Demyen) Paulette, whom he married May 7, 1949; his son, Bruce Paulette of Youngstown; his daughter, Cheryl Paoletti of Newport Coast, Calif.; his grandson, JohnMichael Jurgensen; son-in-law Steve Jurgensen; a sister, Margaret “Mitzi” Malvasi, whom he respected and loved very much; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; his cherished friends and family of eight couples, who are referred to as “The Gang”; and his son’s four dogs, Jackson, Sable, Maggie, and Blue.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his in-laws, Louis and Katherine Demyen; a brother, Thomas Piolata; and three sisters, Helen Podolsky, Lena Fata, and Lucille DiFrangia.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mt. Carmel St. in Youngstown.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman has been bestowed the honor and privilege of handling the funeral arrangements for John.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and appreciation to Dr. Novak and everyone at Briarfield Manor, Shepherd of the Valley, and Hospice of the Valley for all of their care, prayers and support during John’s illness.

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

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Friend from Mark J Cleland Sr

Rest in Peace my good friend, your work is done on earth.

From Steve (Corky) Sebastian

I knew John when I was just boy..I lived next door to the Difrangia's My deepest condolences !!

WILLIAM A. GRAURICH SR

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be 1 p.m. graveside services today at Lake Park Cemetery, 1459 E. Midlothian Blvd. in Youngstown, for William A. Graurich Sr., 83, who passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2015.

William was born July 3, 1931, in Pittsburgh, the son of Anthony and Mary (Ambrose) Graurich.

William retired as a sales representative for the Bristol-Myers Company. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He played college football at Richmond University and was an avid sports fan. William was an outdoorsman, enjoying his time camping, fishing and hunting. He courageously served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

His wife, Jeannette (Pilla) Graurich, whom he married Aug. 27, 1960, passed away Aug. 9, 1999.

William loved his children and will be remembered by his two daughters, Pamela Ramsey of New Springfield and Camille Woosley of Columbus; his two sons, Corey of Columbiana and William Jr. of Newark; six grandchildren, Gia, Gregory, Scarlett, James, Lauren, and Doug; and his sister, Mary Parish of Arizona.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Glenn.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, has the honor of handling the arrangements for William.

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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From Camille

I will always miss you now. I know you are happy. Fly high Dad.

From Patty Magazzine

Pam, Gia & family, I am so sorry for your loss & send my condolences to each of you. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

From Sue Parrish

I will always remember my Uncle Bill and his sense of humor. No matter what else was going on, he always made me laugh and the world was a better place with him in it.

Remembering from Cheryl

Uncle Bill was always laughing. I remember him as a generous man and of course as "Santa". When I was young he came to our grandparents house on Christmas eve, very convincing Santa. I am so sorry for the loss of your father and my uncle. May he rest in peace and with joy in reuniting with his beloved wife, Jeanette.

From Diane Morrell

Camille & Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Diane Morrell

WILLIAM A. GRAURICH SR

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be 1 p.m. graveside services at Lake Park Cemetery, 1459 E. Midlothian Blvd. in Youngstown, for William A. Graurich Sr., 83, who passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2015.

William was born July 3, 1931, in Pittsburgh, the son of Anthony and Mary (Ambrose) Graurich.

William retired as a sales representative for the Bristol-Myers Company. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He played college football at Richmond University and was an avid sports fan. William was an outdoorsman, enjoying his time camping, fishing and hunting. He courageously served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

His wife, Jeannette (Pilla) Graurich, whom he married Aug. 27, 1960, passed away Aug. 9, 1999.

William loved his children and will be remembered by his two daughters, Pamela Ramsey of New Springfield and Camille Woosley of Columbus; his two sons, Corey of Columbiana and William Jr. of Newark; six grandchildren, Gia, Gregory, Scarlett, James, Lauren, and Doug; and his sister, Mary Parish of Arizona.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Glenn.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, has the honor of handling the arrangements for William.

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From Sam Morocco

Bill was the nicest gentleman I knew and was very funny. He loved the Steelers and I enjoyed talking with him about them. I loved his singing phone messages. I will miss him.

PATRICK D. BORTON

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, with the Rev. William Loveless celebrating, for Patrick D. Borton, 84, who passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Patrick was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Youngstown, the son of Dominic and Anna (Gabrik) Borton.

Patrick was a graduate of Chaney High School and courageously served his country in the U.S. Navy as a radio operator aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin. He was a crane operator at Youngstown Sheet & Tube and retired from Ohio Bell as an installation and repair supervisor after 36 years of service. Patrick was a member of St. Brendan Church and the AFL/CIO. He was a devoted husband and father and an inspiration to his children and grandchildren. He always saw the good in everyone. He enjoyed gardening, especially working in his meticulous yard.

Patrick will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Eleanor M. Terpak, whom he married Sept. 10, 1955; two sons, James (Joanne) Borton of Painesville Township and Thomas Borton of Mineral Ridge; five grandchildren, Alexandra “Lexie” and Krista Borton, Thomas and Anthony Distefano and Dana (Michael) Forte; three great-grandchildren, Michael Forte Jr., Grace Distefano, and Mason Forte; and sister Rosemary Lapp of Las Vegas.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Emma Duncan, Jennie Mortalaro, Josephine Inchak and Angie Byers; two brothers, Paul and Phillip Borton; and brother-in-law Andrew Lapp.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, where full military honors for Patrick’s dedicated service to our country during the Korean War will be further recognized 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 Patrick’s family.

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From Kenneth Shick

So sorry to hear about Pat. Our Prayers are with your Family

From Linda Evans

Dear Eleanor,Jim and Tom: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Debbie Vargo

Sorry for your loss. We had some great times going gambling at mountaineer and etc.