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Obituaries

Robert F. Banks Jr. 1945-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Robert Francis Banks Jr., 74, died Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Hospice of the Valley. He was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Youngstown, the son of Robert F. Banks Sr. and Velma Snyder Banks. Bob was a 1963 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He was an avid NASCAR ...

Carmine Hunt 1970-2020

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Mr. Carmine Hunt, 49, formerly of the area, departed this life Friday, March 13, 2020. Mr. Hunt was born Sept. 6, 1970, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Lawrence and Jacqline Logan Hunt. He graduated from East High School and he worked for the Youngstown Country Club as a ...

Mary T. Morchak 1934-2020

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Mary T. Morchak, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 4, 2020. Mary was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Youngstown, a daughter of Peter and Rose Sich Metzinger and Michael Semko. She was a 1951 graduate of Ursuline High School. Mary worked at Jewel Mart, Leonard ...

Audrey E. Malik 1945-2020

CANFIELD — Audrey E. Malik, 74, passed away early Thursday afternoon, April 2, 2020, at her home, following a brief illness. Audrey was born June 13, 1945, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Andy and Vera Newbold Baltes, and was raised on the city’s East Side. She was a graduate of ...

Leonard Taylor Sr. 1944-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Leonard Taylor Sr., 75, departed this life Thursday, April 2, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Taylor was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Covington, Tenn., a son to Paul Moore and Dora Taylor. He was a 1962 graduate of East High School. He began his working career at various steel ...

Theodore Metts Jr. 1932-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Theodore Metts Jr., 87, entered eternal rest Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Metts was born June 5, 1932, in Clinton, S.C., a son of Theodore Sr. and Annie Winford Metts. He was a 1951 graduate of The Rayen School and was a U. ...

George F. Kashimer 1948-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — George F. Kashimer, 71, of the city’s West Side, passed away Saturday evening, March 28, 2020, at his home, following a brief illness. George was born July 21, 1948, in Chicago, a son of the late Frank and Margaret “Stella” Rosovitz Kashimer; he came to this area with his ...

Dorothy Coursen 1941-2020

LEESBURG, Fla. — Dorothy Horodyski Coursen, 78, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2020, at her home. She was born April 21, 1941, and was raised in Burghill, where she graduated Vernon High School in 1959 and attended Youngstown Cosmetology School, where she graduated and was a ...

Elaine R. Wikete 1938-2020

NORTH OLMSTEAD — Elaine R. Wikete, 82, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, in Westlake. She was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Youngstown, to the late Ralph and Betty Ducay Bretz. Elaine will be deeply missed by her loving daughters, Deborah (Jeffrey) Nelsen, Catherine (Gary) Aprile and Jane ...

Mildred Chopko 1928-2020

NEWTON FALLS — Mildred Fabian Chopko, 91, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren. She was born July 7, 1928, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Michael and Petronella Friedman Fabian. After graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School in ...