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Obituaries

John Samulka Sr. 1928-2020

HUBBARD — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John Michael Lavelle officiating for John “Smokey” Samulka Sr., 92, who died Thursday morning, July 2, 2020, at Hospice House. He was born April 27, 1928, ...

Dorothy Mae Walker Harris 1922-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Dorothy Mae Walker Harris, 97, of Youngstown, went on to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Dorothy, known as “Dot” to friends, was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Youngstown to parents James and Sarah Walker. After graduating from Wilson High School in 1940, ...

Laura Schindell 1942-2020

BOARDMAN — Laurencia Dela Vega Schindell, surrounded by her grandchildren and family, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at her home in Boardman. Laura, born in 1942, was originally from Zamboanga in the Republic of the Philippines. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Schindell of ...

John H. Havalo 1926-2020

STRUTHERS — John H. Havalo, 93, a lifelong resident of Struthers, died Friday morning, July 3, 2020, at Addison Healthcare Center in Masury, where he was receiving physical therapy. John was born July 17, 1926, in Struthers, the son of the late Wasyl and Julia Pendel Havalo. He graduated ...

Ronald G. Taylor 1957-2020

CANFIELD — Ronald G. Taylor, 63, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence. He was born April 21, 1957, in Elyria, the son of Donald G. and Reberta M. Fossett Taylor. Ronald received a bachelor’s degree in business from Rio Grande College, where he was a member of the ...

Lary L. Ladigo 1944-2020

AUSTINTOWN — Lary L. Ladigo, 76, passed away early Wednesday evening, July 1, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after an extended illness, with his family by his side. Lary, who comically referred to himself sometimes as “one-R Lary,” was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Salem, a son of ...

Rocco J. Gelsomino 1932-2020

GIRARD — Rocco J. Gelsomino, 87, of Girard, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, in his home. Rocco was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Girard, the youngest son of the late Ercole and Filomena Cardiero Gelsomino. He was a 1950 graduate of Girard High School. Rocco retired from Girard City Water ...

Clara Casal Woychik 1923-2020

CAMPBELL — Clara Campione Casal Woychik, lovingly known to many as “Grandma Clara,” passed away peacefully at Liberty Health Center on Thursday, June 25, 2020, three days after her 97th birthday. Born June 22, 1923, the daughter of Frank Campione and Rosina DeRocchis Campione, Clara ...

Patrick R. Harbison 1982-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Patrick Ryan “Pat” Harbison, 38, of Youngstown, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes early Monday morning, June 29, 2020. Patrick will always be remembered and loved for his generosity, sense of humor and smile. He was born Feb. 25, 1982, in Youngstown, the son of ...

Shirley A. Mancino 1952-2020

GIRARD — Shirley Ann Mancino, 67, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 30, 2020. She was born Dec. 2, 1952, in Youngstown. She was the daughter of Barbara Lawrence Hodros and the late Samuel Lawrence. Shirley was married to her high school sweetheart, Samuel R. Mancino, on Dec. 5, ...