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Obituaries

Hira Lal Khanna 1932-2020

CARMEL, Ind. — On Tuesday morning, Dec. 22, 2020, Hira Lal Khanna, M.D., loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his home in Carmel, Ind., at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sumohini Khanna; his three children, Vanita Khanna (Sudhansu Yadav), ...

Carmel A. Welch 1931-2020

RALEIGH, N.C. — Carmel A. Welch, 89, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Girard and Akron, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Carmel was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Warren, the daughter of Joseph L. and Antoinette Chila Barreca. She was a member of St. Rose ...

Elaine M. Boomhower 1938-2020

CANFIELD — Elaine Marie Boomhower, 82, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in Youngstown. Elaine was born on Aug. 24, 1938, in Youngstown to Rudy and Mary Franken. She lived the entirety of her life in the Youngstown area, and was a ...

Joseph A. Williams 1946-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Joseph Arthur Williams, 74, of Youngstown, took flight on God’s heavenly chariot on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with his wife by his side. Mr. Williams was born April 9, 1946, in Youngstown, a son of Elliott J. and Beatrice ...

James A. Heydle 1961-2020

BOARDMAN — James “Jim” A. Heydle, 59, passed peacefully on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a monthlong illness. He was born June 6, 1961, in Youngstown, a son of Carl A. and Patricia A. Smith Heydle Sr. He was a lifelong area resident. Jim was a ...

Bert E. Pritchard Sr. 1961-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Bert Eugene Pritchard Sr., 59, departed this life Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Mr. Pritchard was born Nov. 27, 1961, in Youngstown, a son of Bernard R. Sr. and Leonetta Johnson Pritchard. He was a graduate of East High School and New Castle School of Trades as a welder. He ...

Area deaths

SANDRA K. “SANDY” ARDEN, 74, of Austintown, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown. PAUL S. CHILTON, 72, of Warren, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. SERVICES: 3 p.m. ...

Sr. Eleanor Santangelo 1930-2020

CANFIELD — Sr. Eleanor Santangelo, OSU, 90, of Canfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Windsor House in Canfield. Eleanor Jean Santangelo was born July 20, 1930, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph V. Sr. and Lena Massaro Santangelo, and was a lifelong area resident. She was proud to ...

Janice Popovich 1939-2020

DELAWARE, Ohio — Janice Justine Barbara Margaret Laczko Popovich, 81, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at the Inn at Olentangy Trails in Delaware, Ohio, of COVID-19 and advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Jacob “Jack” ...

Stephen J. Dobritch 1985-2020

CANFIELD — Stephen John Dobritch, the beloved son of Pastor John and Mary Dobritch, died at the age of 35 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. He was born June 22, 1985, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Stephen was an ordained minister in Grace Communion ...