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Obituaries

John C. Steigauf III 1965-2019

ALLIANCE — John Carl Steigauf III, 53, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Alliance, Ohio. John was born Nov. 4, 1965, in Youngstown, to Shirley Mae (Krawchyk Hann) Steigauf and John Carl Steigauf Jr. Both parents preceded him in death. Raised in Cornersburg, John later graduated from Fitch ...

James R. Auman 1945-2019

AUSTINTOWN — James R. Auman, 74, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at the Cleveland Clinic. Jim was born March 29, 1945, in Youngstown, a son of Eugene Frank and Rita Marie Martin Auman. He worked at the former Reynolds & Bookout of Youngstown from ...

Catherine Joy Popoczy 1938-2019

VILLA MARIA, PA. — Sister Catherine Joy Popoczy, H.M., 81, formerly Sr. M. Theresa Joseph, SND, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Villa Maria Community Center. Born July 29, 1938, in Crooksville, Ohio, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Cleveland, in 1956 and entered the Sisters of ...

John J. Hoffman, 1939-2019

AUSTINTOWN — John J. Hoffman, 80, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 11, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, after suffering a heart attack at his home. John was born March 15, 1939, in Youngstown, a son of the late Stephen and Anna Pavlik Hoffman. He was a lifelong area ...

Leotha Lee Arnold, 1926-2019

LAS VEGAS—Leotha Lee Arnold, 92, formerly of Youngstown, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at her residence in Las Vegas. Mrs. Arnold was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Montgomery, Ala., a daughter of Thomas and Georgia Frazier Ash. She was a charter member of the former Victory ...

John Komlanc, 1935-2019

MCDONALD — John “Duke” Komlanc, 84, passed away suddenly Sept. 12, 2019, at his residence. Duke was born May 24, 1935, in Girard, the son of Joseph and Barbara Sipusic Komlanc. Duke served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for U.S. Steel McDonald Works and retired from ...

Carmella Tomasino, 1927-2019

STRUTHERS—Carmella Tomasino, 92, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 13, 2019, at her residence with her loving family at her side. Carmella was born May 14, 1927, in Trenton, N.J., a daughter of Gaetano and Concetta Costello. As a young woman, Carmella came to Struthers where she has lived ...

Myrna Diamond Lemberger, 1940-2019

YOUNGSTOWN—Myrna Diamond Lemberger, 79, beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and force of nature, slipped away into eternity on Sept. 12, 2019. Born in the Bronx on March 29, 1940, to Abe and Sylvia Diamond, Myrna’s quick wit and sparkling smile made her the centerpiece of every ...

Russell F. Hickenbottom, 1956-2019

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Russell F. Hickenbottom, 63, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at his residence. Russ was born June 10, 1956, in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a 1974 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Russ was a proud father, son, ...

Thomas W. Hanes, 1934-2019

YOUNGSTOWN —Thomas William Hanes, Jr., 85, died Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Thomas was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of the late Thomas William Hanes, Sr. and Helen Kerr Hanes and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a machine mechanic for ...