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Obituaries

William E. Sharpe, 1963-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — William “Bill” Edward Sharpe, 56, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2019 at home. Bill was born May 2, 1963, in Youngstown, to Mary O’Connell and the late Donald Sharpe. Bill graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School, class of 1982, then graduated ...

Alice Snyder, 1928-2019

POLAND — Alice Snyder, 91, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. She was born May 8, 1928, to the late Joseph and Lenora Gandrup Tolp. Mrs. Snyder graduated from Leetonia High School. She married Ryan Snyder on Feb. 27, 1948, and together they raised three children. Alice was a member ...

Benedetta J. LaRocca, 1927-2019

EAST BRADY, Pa. — Benedetta “Bertha” J. LaRocca, 91, formerly of Youngstown, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Butler, Pa. Born Nov. 6, 1927, in Bradys Bend, Pa., she was the daughter of Pasquale J. and Regina A. Silverio Fonzi. Bertha was a 1945 ...

Paul J. Kollat Sr. 1927-2019

CANFIELD — Paul J. Kollat Sr., 92 years old, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Paul was born July 31, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Julia Lengyel Kollat. He was a 1945 graduate of Chaney High School, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1945-1948 as an air traffic ...

William M. Schroeder 1956-2019

HUBBARD — William M. Schroeder, 62, died Friday morning, Aug. 30, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born Dec. 15, 1956, in Youngstown, a son of William H. and Irene J. Sciulli Schroeder and moved to Hubbard in 1970 from Coitsville. Mr. Schroeder, a 1975 graduate of Hubbard High ...

Sarah J. Venters 1932-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. Sarah Jane Venters, 87, transcended to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Sarah was born July 15, 1932 in Macon, Miss., a daughter of Dan and Sallie Richardson Binion. She worked for the Youngstown City Schools at ...

John C. Stiver 1926-2019

NILES — John C. Stiver, 92, of Niles, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Hospice House. John was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Youngstown, the son of the late Charles H. and Neva Stewart Stiver. He was a 1944 graduate of Howland High School. Following high school, John proudly ...

Services

JOHN IVY CARTER, 69, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rising Star Baptist Church, Youngstown. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church. ROY W. DEW, 82, Mineral Ridge. SERVICES: noon Wednesday, Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, funeral ...

Louis S. Chuirazzi 1926-2019

NILES — Louis S. “Mice” Chuirazzi, 93, of Niles, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Continuing Health Care at the Ridge. He was born April 21, 1926, in Niles, the son of Nick and Maria Antoinette Pela Chuirazzi. He was a 1944 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, was ...

Services

JOHN IVY CARTER, 69, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rising Star Baptist Church, Youngstown. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church. ROY W. DEW, 82, Mineral Ridge. SERVICES: noon Wednesday, Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. MARGARET VASU HANDEL, 91, Youngstown. ...