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Obituaries

John Claybourne 1946-2020

DIAMOND — John Claybourne passed away Jan. 20, 2020. John Claybourne was crazy. Crazy about hunting, fishing and driving truck. John drove a big rig for his entire life, working hard to provide for his wife and children. John loved to eat and Deb loved to cook. Anything chocolate put a ...

Cemal Suat Yelkin 1981-2020

BOARDMAN — Cemal Suat Yelkin, 38, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at his home in Boardman. He was born Oct. 23, 1981, in Springfield, Ill., the son of Ahsen and Cynthia Ellsworth Yelkin. Cemal was a 1999 graduate of Canfield High School. He was an accomplished race car driver and a ...

Bonnie Chudakoff Apple 1942-2020

HOWLAND — Bonnie Chudakoff Apple, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by family, friends and caregivers. Bonnie was born April 14, 1942, a daughter of Eli and Sally Dumas Chudakoff and lived her entire life in Youngstown. She ...

Lloyd M. Priester 1926-2020

FORT MILL, S.C. — Lloyd M. Priester, 93, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Atrium Health Hospital in Pineville, N.C. He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Rimersburg, Pa., in Clarion County, a son of the late Russell and Blanch Priester. Mr. Priester proudly served his country in the United ...

Barbara J. Sunderman 1964-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Barbara J. Sunderman, 55, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1964, a daughter of the late Archie and Clara Moon Sunderman. Barbara was a stay-at-home mother and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She leaves cherished ...

Andrew L. Zecher 1947-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Andrew L. Zecher, 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Oasis Center for Rehabilitation. Andrew was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Hawaii, the son of Alvin and Geraldine Kersten Zecher. He attended Struthers High School. Andrew worked for Vivo Iron and Metal Scrap Yard and ...

Maryann P. Maker 1939-2020

LOWELLVILLE — Maryann Patricia Maker, 80, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was born May 5, 1939, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Ann Yurchak Kopey and had been a lifelong area resident. Maryann was a homemaker and had been a member ...

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, cathedral. STEVEN C. BECK, 60, Alliance. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday, Salem First Friends Church. MARTHA J. BENEDICT, 94, ...

Frederick Jackson, 1956-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Frederick Jackson, 63, departed this life and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Mr. Jackson, affectionately known as “Fred,” was born May 4, 1956, in Youngstown, a son of Emerson Cousin and Emma Jane Jackson. ...

Edward D. Lancy, 1934-2020

POLAND — Edward D. Lancy, 85, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving children. Edward, known by his family and friends as “Ed,” was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Newton Falls, the son of the late Andrew and Anna Bocan Lancy. He moved to the ...