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Obituaries

Kathleen Penwell, 1953-2019

HILLSVILLE, Pa. — Kathleen B. Pezzulo Penwell, 66, of Hillsville, Pa., passed away peacefully, Friday Sept. 13, 2019, at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest, with her beloved twin sister, Marlene, by her side. Kathy was born on Sept. 7, 1953, to the late Michael and Lillian Moffo Pezzulo. In ...

Doris E. Johnson, 1921-2019

SALEM — Doris Eloise Johnson, 97, of Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Saturday morning at Salem Regional Medical Center. Doris was born Sept. 15, 1921 in Hopedale, Ohio, a daughter of the late Cameron H. and Velma Grace Owen Trimmer and came to this area in the 1940’s. ...

John McMaster 1936-2019

NILES — John “Jack” McMaster, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Mr. McMaster was born March 11, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of Charles and Mildred McMaster. He was a 1954 graduate of Girard High School. Following high school, John enlisted ...

Sally A. Dibert 1941-2019

MANSFIELD — Sally Althea (Musser) Dibert, 78, formerly of the area, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her residence. Born Aug. 4, 1941, in Salem, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harry Leroy and Geraldine Elnora (Zieger) Musser. Sally was a graduate of Canfield High School. She was ...

Arlene M. Godward 1931-2019

POLAND — Arlene M. Godward, 88, of Poland, formerly of Pelkie, Mich., passed away Monday evening, Sept. 9, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland, surrounded by family. Arlene was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Hancock, Mich., a daughter of John and Hilda Martinmaki Saaranen. Raised in ...

Robert Walters 1940-2019

POLAND — Robert Walters, 79, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019, at his home. He was born July 20, 1940, in Garfield Heights, the son of Clarence and Florence Mantifel Walters. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and played the trombone in the military band during his ...

Jack C. Brocious 1938-2019

HUBBARD — Jack C. Brocious, 80, passed Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Jack was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Mayport, Pa., a son of Charles Malvin and Elva Viola Minick Brocious. He was an electrician at Tri-Area Electric in Youngstown for 50 years, retiring in ...

Norma J. Orechoneg 1937-2019

AUSTINTOWN — Norma J. Orechoneg, 82, formerly of Liberty Township, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her home. She was born March 9, 1937, the second daughter of Samuel Parker Speir and Mildred Sevon Speir. Raised in Kinsman, Ohio, Norma was a graduate of Kinsman High School. She ...

Barbara Jean Barta 1945-2019

GIRARD — Barbara Jean Barta, 74, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Sept. 8, 2019, at her home. Barbara Jean was born June 30, 1945, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Thomas G. and Eleanor McGlynn Morgan, and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Girard High School in ...

William J. Hucke 1928-2019

LIBERTY — William “Bill” J. Hucke, 91, passed away at Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. He was born May 13, 1928, in Youngstown, the only child of William P. and Mary Ellen O’Neill Hucke. Bill graduated from Ursuline High School in 1946 and ...