Elizabeth A. Stroney 1932-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Elizabeth A. Stroney, 88, passed away at her home the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

Betty was born in Youngstown, a daughter of Michael and Mary Racek, and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

Betty worked for many years at AT&T (formerly Ohio Bell) as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America Club and the Communication Workers of America.

She was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Sorrows-Holy Name of Jesus as well as the Knights of Columbus Ladies 3930.

Betty enjoyed photography, spending time outdoors gardening, and loved to cook and entertain. She and her husband, Jimmy, were the hosts of many family Christmas celebrations.

She was also a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in the pediatric hearing unit.

Betty was a very caring person, spending many years as caretaker of her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Ace, as well as husband, Jimmy.

Her husband, James Joseph Stroney, whom she married June 19, 1954, passed away Jan. 12, 1992.

Betty was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all. She leaves to cherish her memory, nieces Clara (Mike) Hritz of Boardman, Loretta Sabatino of Boardman, Gina F. Warren of Florida, Loretta Marie (Bruce) Peters of Rome, Ohio, and Lynn Stroney of Sarasota, Fla.; nephews, Mike (Sunny) Repasky of California, Paul Dennis (Kathryn) Stroney Sr. of Canton and Robert James (William Haas) Stroney of Palm Springs, Calif. In addition, Betty has many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Repasky and Mary Cook; brother, Ed Racek; and brother-in-law, John Paul Stroney.

A private Service of Christian burial was celebrated by the Rev. John Jerek.

Family and friends can view Facebook online service to send condolences @Elizabeth Stroney Memorial.

The Stroney family wishes to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to the extended families of Cappabiancia and LaVolpe, as well as the many wonderful lifelong friendships and neighbors of Thurber Lane.

To view this obituary or to send condolences to the family, visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com.

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