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Area deaths

WILMA JEAN CALLIHAN FILE, 76, died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. BURIAL: Crown Hill Cemetery.

JAMES D. JACKSON, 86, of Niles, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at his residence. SERVICES: noon Wednesday, Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home. BURIAL: Greenhaven Cemetery.

FRED COOPER, 89, of Youngstown, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Heritage Manor, Youngstown. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Children of Israel Cemetery, Youngstown.

Area deaths

MESSIAH A.J. FRAZIER, 2, of Warren, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, funeral home.

MARGARET C. HOFF, 92, of Liberty, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Victoria House, Austintown. CALLING HOURS: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Vienna, (Blackstone Funeral Home)

DAVID C. RUSSELL, 64, of Niles, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. CELEBRATION: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, American Legion, Niles.

Area deaths

ROBERT A. COFFEE SR., 89, of Salem, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Monday, Woodsdale Cemetery (near Guilford Lake). CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Salem First Christian Church.

DARRYL COWAN SR., 57, formerly of Warren, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oakwood Cemetery, Warren.

MARY E. DEVINE, 70, of Salem, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Tuesday at AMVETS, Salem. Celebration dinner to follow.

CINDY MILLIKIN, 65, of Salem, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, Stark Memorial. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home.

THOMAS S. MIRANTE III, 60, of Youngstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday prayers, Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 10 a.m. Mass, St. Christine Catholic Church. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, funeral home.

ANDREW J. OLEYAR JR., 98, of Youngstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Christine Parish. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, church.

JAMES G. PASCO Jr., 82, of Sebring, formerly of Salem, died Oct. 11, 2019. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Sunday, Stackhouse Park Pavilion, Johnstown, Pa.

MELISSA G. POINTER-DOYLE, 34, of Damascus, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home. SERVICES: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home, Salem.

THE REV. NORMAN SCHINKEL, 86, of Howland, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Heather Knoll Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tallmadge. SERVICES: noon Monday, Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, church.

Area deaths

Area deaths

GLADYS R. BARNHART, 91, of Pulaski, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct.

15. Services will be private. (Davidson-Becker)

LINDSAY ANN BOOZE, 24, of Warren, died Wednesday, Oct.

16, 2019, following a lifelong battle with congenital lactic acidosis.

SERVICES: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Wm Nicholas Funeral Home

& Cremation Services, Niles. CALLNG HOURS: 5 to 6:30 p.m.,

funeral home.

PATRICIA S. CARPENTER, 71, of Columbiana, died Tuesday,

Oct. 15, 2019, at Salem Regional Medical Center. SERVICES:

noon Saturday, Oakdale Cemetery Chapel, Leetonia. CALLING

HOURS: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, cemetery chapel.

CHARLES B. EDELMAN, 69, of Niles, died Thursday, Oct. 17,

2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. SERVICES: 10 a.m.

Monday, Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services,

Niles. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, funeral home.

DALE W. GASLIN, 50, of Washingtonville, died Oct. 10, 2019,

at his home. There will be no services. (Arbaugh Pearce)

EDWARD HALL, 75, of Youngstown, died Oct. 16, 2019.

Arrangements pending (Conley & VandenBerg)

SANFORD METZ, 97, of Salem, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019,

at the Courtyard on Lexington Avenue. Private services were

held. (Arbaugh Pearce)

RICHARD T. MYERS, 66, of Salem, died Saturday, Oct. 12,

2019, at Greenbriar Nursing and Rehab Center, Boardman.

Services will be held at a later date. (Arbaugh Pearce)

COURTNEY WOODS, 36, of Youngstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 15,

2019. There are no services at this time. (Conley & Vanden-

Berg)

HUBBARD — Louise

C. “Dolly” Soroka, 93,

passed away Wednesday

Oct. 16, 2019, at Ohio Living

Park Vista in

Youngstown.

Dolly was born Nov. 13,

1925, in Caspian, Mich., a

daughter of John & Fuchinatto

Chaeheau Faraone.

She enjoyed gardening

and knitting.

Dolly will be sadly

missed and remembered

by her family: her daughter,

Linda (Rick) Watson

of Hubbard; four grandchildren,

Wendy (Rob)

Watson-Shellito, Shelley

(Phillip) Braddy, Eric Soroka and Christopher Soroka;

and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, John J. Soroka, whom she married

Oct. 11, 1947, passed away Oct. 3, 2011.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded

in death by her son, Lonnie Soroka; her brothers,

James Faraone, Constance Faraone and Joseph

Faraone; and her sister, Faye Hayden.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019,

at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home. There will be calling

hours 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Dolly will be laid to rest in Hubbard Union Cemetery.

Special thanks to Ohio Living Park Vista and Crossroads

Hospice for all of their care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dolly’s

memory to Ohio Living Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave.,

Youngstown, Ohio 44504, or Crossroads Hospice, 3743

Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, Ohio 44685.

Family and friends are invited to visit www.stewartkyle.

com to share memories and condolences.

(special notice)

Louise C. Soroka

1925-2019

LLoouuissee CC. SSoorookkaa

NILES — Atty.

Thomas A. LaPolla, 82, of

Niles, passed away peacefully

Tuesday, Oct. 15,

2019, at Community

Skilled Health Care Centre

in Warren, surrounded

by his family .

He was born Jan. 14,

1937, in Columbus, the son

of Dr. Anthony and Rose

Kiener LaPolla.

Tom was a 1955 graduate

of Niles McKinley

High School, attended

Dartmouth College, and

was a 1962 graduate of The

Ohio State University College

of Law.

During law school, he worked as a legislative

research assistant to The Ohio State General Assembly.

He began his 57-year legal career as an assistant city

solicitor for the city of Kent. He moved to Niles to continue

his practice and became a partner in the firm Delbene,

LaPolla and Thomas in Warren. From 1962 to

2019, Tom had a general practice specializing in probate

and estate planning, business, small corporations and

sports law. He was rated AV Preeminent by Marindale-

Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both

legal ability and ethical standards.

Tom was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Parish in Niles. He served on the board of education in

Niles as both a member and president. Until his retirement

in 2019, he served as president of the board at

Community Skilled Health Care Centre. He was also a

member of The American Bar Association, Ohio State

Bar Association, Trumbull County Bar Association

(past president) and Dartmouth Lawyers Association.

His firm also represented the NFL Quarterback Club.

He was an avid tennis player and golfer. His trips to

Sanibel Island with his family and his time spent with

close friends were the most important parts of his life.

The family wishes to convey its sincerest appreciation

to the staff at Community Skilled Nursing Centre

who cared for Tom with tremendous skill and deep compassion.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Judith Mae

Thompson LaPolla, whom he married June 28, 1958; a

son, Thomas LaPolla and his wife, Beverly of

Brunswick, Ohio; two daughters, Karen Uspenski and

her husband, Alexis of Chardon and Susan Lieber of

Niles; a sister, Ann Sutherin and her husband, Thomas

of Columbus; five grandchildren, Anthony Rathburn,

Sam Rathburn and his wife, Monica, Megan Lieber,

Emily LaPolla and Tommy LaPolla; and several nieces

and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister,

Mary LaPolla.

Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at The

Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at

The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions

be made to The Camelot Center, a handicapped

horseback riding program at 3498 Barclay Messerly

Road, Southington, Ohio 44470. Tom helped to create

this program for his grandson, Anthony Rathburn.

Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph

Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can light a candle, sign the guest

book, and send e-mail condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.

com.

(special notice)

Area deaths

HUBERT BOWEN, 59, of Youngstown, died Sept. 29, 2019, in Youngstown. Services were private. (F.D. Mason)

PATRICIA RICHBURG-CHILTON, 70, of Cleveland and formerly of Warren, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital in Cleveland. SERVICES: 3 p.m. Saturday, at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

JANIS R. RIEL KITCHEN, 61, of Leetonia, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home. No services at this time. (Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons)

SHARON K. PARISE, 73, of McDonald, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, Poland. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday, Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles. CALLING HOURS: noon to 2 p.m. Friday, funeral home.

BETTE JANE SALEEM JONES, 63, of Leetonia, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Services pending. (Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons)

FRED WIGGINS, 87, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Youngstown, died Oct. 14, 2019. SERVICES: noon Friday, L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, funeral home.

Area Deaths

MARY BUCCO, 86, of Dover, formerly of Cortland, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Park Village Nursing Home, Dover. Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown, is handling the arrangements.

JAMES J. CONNOR, 76, of Youngstown, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Sharon Regional Hospital. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown chapel.

MARK R. DIROLL, 60, of Garrettsville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at home. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Friday, Mantua Center Christian Church, Mantua. Arrangements handled by Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, Warren.

VIOLET A. KISH, 90, of McDonald, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. CALING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Blackstone Funeral Home, Girard.

BEVERLY ANN PETERS, 81, of Salem, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Salem Regional Medical Center. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Stark Memorial Funeral Home, Salem.

SCOTT M. WALTON, 30, of Youngstown, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home. CALLING HOURS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dawson Funeral Home, East Liverpool. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday, funeral home.

Area deaths

Charles E. Brown, 90, of Lordstown, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Community Skilled Nursing Center, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Second Baptist Church. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, church.

Alfred P. Eichelberger, 49, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at his residence. Private services will be held. (Holloway-Williams)

Dominic J. Galletta, 63, of Poland, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Arrangements pending. (Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home).

Margaret LoCicero, 101, of Canfield, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Assumption Village. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Boardman United Methodist Church. CALLING HOURS: 9 to 10:45 a.m., church. (Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home).

Ruth Ann Gray, 81, of Salem, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. Saturday with Celebration of Life to follow, Damascus Friends Church.

Kenneth H. Schrom, 87, formerly of Salem, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Brookdale Assisted Living. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, funeral home.

Lisa C. Taylor, 58, of Salem, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home. No services are to be held at this time. (Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons)

Area Deaths

Earl Casterline, 80, of Niles, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Continuing Healthcare of Niles. Arrangements pending. (Borowski/Oak Meadow Cremation Services)

Alfred P. Masciangelo Jr., 70, formerly of Warren, died Aug. 22, 2019. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles.

Clinton C. McIntyre, 45, of Youngstown, died Oct. 1, 2019. Arrangements pending. (Higgins-Reardon)

Richard R. Rose, 72, of Hubbard, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. SERVICES: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, funeral home.