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Obituaries

JoAnn E. Willmitch 1939-2021

CANFIELD — JoAnn E. Willmitch, 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 22, 2021, surrounded by her family. JoAnn was born March 12, 1939, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Pupino Willmitch. JoAnn was a 1957 graduate of Chaney High School. She worked at Butler Wick for 47 ...

Michael W. Ivko 1924-2021

BOARDMAN — Michael W. Ivko, 96, formerly of Youngstown’s East Side, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the Inn at Walker Mill. Michael was born July 26, 1924, in Youngstown, the son of Matt and Carolina Furadi Ivko. He was a 1942 graduate of East High School and a lifelong area ...

Beverly Bernhard 1936-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Beverly Bernhard, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at home, with her daughters by her side. She was born Sept. 29, 1936, to Edward and Vesta Schoenfeldt in Youngstown. Bev enjoyed the company of her family, laughing, playing games and puzzling around the dining room ...

Rita M. Scheetz 1932-2021

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Rita Marie Mangie Scheetz, 88, passed away peacefully at Brunswick Medical Center on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Rita was born May 20, 1932, in Youngstown, the eldest child and only daughter of the late James and Helene Mangie. She was a graduate of Chaney High School. ...

Services

LUKE BEARD, 39, former area resident. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Canfield United Methodist Church. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, church. MABLE C. BROWN, 91, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tabernacle Baptist Church. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, church. JAMES A. ...

John Halkitis 1934-2021

CAMPBELL — John Halkitis, 87, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at his home, with his family by his side. John was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Youngstown, the son of Anthony and Catherine Caleris Halkitis. When John was 3 years old, his father Anthony passed away; he was subsequently raised by ...

Arthur C. Browning 1953-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Arthur C. Browning, 67, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 19, 2021. Arthur was born June 30, 1953, in Youngstown, a son of Albert L. Browning and Clara Jane Moon Browning Sunderman. He worked at Goodwill and as a security guard. One of his favorite pastimes was ...

Frank W. Hoffman III 1950-2021

NORTH LIMA — Frank W. Hoffman, III, 71, died Sunday afternoon, June 20, 2021, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family. Frank was born Feb. 26, 1950, in Youngstown, a son of the late Frank and Leanora Newell Hoffman. A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, Frank was a 1968 ...

Mable C. Brown 1929-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. Mable Catherine Brown, 91, transitioned to eternal rest Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Brown was born Friday, Sept. 6, 1929, in Vandergrift, Pa., a daughter of Isiah and Susie Davis. She was a graduate of ...

Shannon M. Plater 1975-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Shannon Marie “Krimma” Plater, 46, transitioned to eternal life Thursday, June 10, 2021. Shannon was born March 17, 1975, to Ernest and Irene Plater in Youngstown. She was an Ursuline High School graduate and attended Youngstown State University to extend her studies in ...