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Obituaries

Pamela L. Schimpf 1960-2021

MANTUA — Pamela L. Schimpf, 61, formerly of Liberty Township, passed away late Monday evening, Sept. 13, 2021, with her daughter at her side, at Avenue of Aurora, following an extended illness. Pamela was born May 30, 1960, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Walter G. Netzel and Martha ...

Joyce L. Schleicher 1943-2021

NORTH JACKSON — Joyce Lou Schleicher, 78, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown. She was born May 25, 1943, in Youngstown, the daughter of Randall and Ruby Young. Joyce graduated in 1962 from Jackson-Milton High School. Joyce was employed as a ...

Peter S. Larkin 1960-2021

AUSTINTOWN — Peter S. Larkin, 61, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, 2021, at his home, of natural causes. Peter was born Jan. 12, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, a son of John James “Jack” Larkin and Mary Crouse Larkin, and came to the Youngstown area from Pennsylvania after ...

Stanley J. Zedek 1948-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Stanley J. Zedek, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Stanley was born July 22, 1948, in Star Junction, Pa., a son of Frank and Irene Pato Zedek. He was a Vietnam Navy veteran and a lifetime DAV member. Stanley retired in 1998 from ...

John J. Roman 1927-2021

WARREN — John J. Roman, 94, of Warren, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2021, with his loving family by his side. John will always be remembered for his smile, kindness, generosity and friendly personality. He was born July 2, 1927, in Hubbard, the son of John and Pauline Dragiu ...

W. Ruth Brown 1922-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. W. Ruth Brown, 99, transitioned to eternal rest Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at The Villages Hospice House in Florida, where she spent time with her family every year. Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Memphis, Tenn., a daughter of Mose Sr. and Leona Armour. She attended ...

Henry Popovich 1931-2021

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Henry “Hank” Popovich, 90, passed peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. He was born May 18, 1931, and raised in Youngstown, the son of Niklus and Anna Elash Popovich. Hank attended Holy Name School and graduated from Chaney High School. He retired from ...

Dolores Jean Crawford 1936-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Ms. Dolores Jean Crawford, 85, transitioned to eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Hospice House. Ms. Crawford, affectionately known as Jean, was born April 16, 1936, in Youngstown, a daughter of Otis Sr. and Wilda Greene Massengile. She was a 1954 graduate of North High ...

Ronald Babyak 1943-2021

POLAND — Ronald Babyak, 78, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 13, 2021, at Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. Ronald, known by his family and friends as Ron, was born July 7, 1943, in Youngstown, the son of the late Andrew Babyak and Helen Kubina ...

George F. O’Hare 1923-2021

BOARDMAN — George Frances O’Hare, 98, passed Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, with family at his side. George was born in Peekskill, NY. His father died of pneumonia when he was very young; he was raised by his mother, Matilda O’Hare. He had a very close family and his ...