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Obituaries

Area deaths

ANTHONY D. CRETELLA, 57, of McDonald, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Humility House. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Blackstone Funeral Home, Girard. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home. THOMAS HOWLEY, 96, of North Lima, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. ...

Madeline M. DiNardo 1924-2021

BOARDMAN — Madeline M. Palombaro DiNardo, 96, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 17, 2021, with her loving nieces by her side. Madeline was born March 20, 1924, in Youngstown, the daughter of Frank and Frances Pauline Palombaro, and was a lifelong area resident. She attended Girard ...

Joseph Ridel 1942-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Joseph Ridel, 78, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Windsor House at Omni Manor. He was born Oct. 24, 1942, in Youngstown, the son of Norman Joseph and Dorothy Pape Ridel. Joseph was a 1962 graduate of Ursuline High School and worked at Roth Bros. with the Local 71 Union for 25 ...

Christopher A. Jones 1967-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Christopher Adrian Jones, 53, departed this life Thursday, June 3, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born in June 26, 1967, at Northside Hospital in Youngstown to Donald W. and Carrie L. Jones. Early on, Christopher was baptized and accepted Christ at New ...

Thomas C. Graham 1956-2021

PITTSBURGH — Thomas Clay Graham, 64, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Thomas was born Nov. 10, 1956, in Youngstown to the late Gilson T. Graham and Nellie Southerland Banks. Thomas was a member of Central Baptist Church, Pittsburgh. He graduated from ...

Richard A. Kloss 1957-2021

STRUTHERS — Richard A. Kloss, 64, passed away Monday evening, June 14, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Richard was born April 17, 1957, in Warren, the son of Robert S. and Caryl Jones Kloss. He was a graduate of Fitch High School Class of 1976 and also a graduate of the New Castle ...

Frank R. DeCola 1964-2021

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Frank R. DeCola, 56, a beloved son, brother and uncle passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was born June 30, 1964, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Janet Babtist DeCola. Frank was a 1982 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Youngstown State ...

Douglas C. Durig 1957-2021

LAKE MILTON — Douglas Charles Durig, 63, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Monday night, June 14, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born Oct. 8, 1957, in Germany, the son of the late Charles Maxfield Durig and Dorothy Lou Mick Durig. Doug lived his entire life in ...

Robert L. Rohrbaugh 1949-2021

POLAND — Robert L. Rohrbaugh, 72, passed away Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021, at his home, with his loving family by his side. Robert, known by his family and friends as “Bob,” was born May 24, 1949, in Youngstown, the son of the late Wilbur and Marjorie Barnhart Rohrbaugh. A lifelong ...

Geoffrey B. Jones 1966-2021

BOARDMAN — Geoffrey B. Jones, 54, left this life unexpectedly Monday, June 14, 2021. Geoff was born Dec. 27, 1966, in Fayetteville, N.C., a son of Kathryn Patterson Jones and Bill Jones. He graduated from Boardman High School in 1985 and attended Jacksonville State and Youngstown State ...