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Obituaries

Area deaths

GEORGE P. BANKS, 81, of Poland, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the Inn at Poland Way. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Church, Youngstown. CALLING HOURS: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, church. (Cunningham-Becker) DONALD CICORETTI, 80, of Lowellville, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Services ...

John K. Dietzel 1936-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — John Karl “Jack” Dietzel, 83, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Ivy Woods Manor in North Lima. He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of the late John and Dorothy Krichbaum Dietzel. Jack graduated from Boardman High School and Wilmington (Ohio) ...

Helen DeGeorge 1921-2020

PENN HILLS, Pa. — Helen DeGeorge, 98, of Penn Hills, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home in Seneca Place. Helen was born in April 23, 1921, in Farrell, Mercer County, Pa., a daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Mikulin. Helen was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and trips ...

Donald M. Cavanaugh 1958-2020

STRUTHERS — Donald M. Cavanaugh, 61, passed on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Donald was born Sept. 29, 1958, in Youngstown, a son of Donald and Florence Timmins Cavanaugh. He was a 1976 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and received the nickname ...

Donald R. St. John 1941-2020

MINERAL RIDGE — Donald Robert St. John, 78, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Don was born June 16, 1941, in Warren, a son of Robert K. and Florence V. Plummer St. John. Don was a 1959 graduate of Bristolville High School and earned his ...

Marilouise Dodge 1934-2020

POLAND — Marilouise “Louise” Dodge, 85, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. She was born April 17, 1934, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Evanko Yuhas. After graduating from Chaney High School, Louise worked for Hamburg Brothers. She married Ervin Dodge on ...

Anna Lalama 1940-2020

BOARDMAN — Anna Lalama, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Anna was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Pacentro Provincia L’Aquila, Italy, the daughter of Nicola and Adele DiCicco DiPilla. Anna emmigrated to the United States in 1956 with her family. She would later meet Antonio Lalama, also ...

Patrick M. Simone 1921-2020

LORAIN — Patrick M. Simone, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. He was born May 18, 1921, in Youngstown and had resided in Lorain since 1952. Pat graduated from East High School in Youngstown in 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Army ...

Lori L. DiTunno 1959-2020

WARREN — Lori L. DiTunno, 60, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020, at Windsor House of Champion, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. Lori was born June 14, 1959, in Warren, a daughter of Bruce and Sue Armstrong and was a lifelong area resident. She was a ...

Services

REV. MONSIGNOR JOHN P. ASHTON, 89, Boardman. SERVICES: 4 p.m. Tuesday, St. Columba Cathedral, Y­­oungstown. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 3 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, church. STEVEN C. BECK, 60, Alliance. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday, Salem First Friends Church. MARTHA J. BENEDICT, 94, ...