Lane Funeral Home - Canfield Chapel


Our Obituaries

Wanda Rae Ciarlitto

December 27, 1955 - August 15, 2017

Bazetta Twp- Wanda Rae Ciarlitto, age 61, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her residence. Wanda was born December 27, 1955 in Warren to the late Francis Valentine and Elizabeth Agnes (Smart) Lesek. She attended Champion High School and Kent State University. Wanda was a member of St. William Catholic Church. Wanda enjoyed Gardening, Cooking, and Garage Sales! She was a bookkeeper and had...
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Richard Korda

April 10, 1940 - August 15, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Friday at St. Rose Church for Richard Korda Sr. of Girard, who passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 15, at Park Vista of Youngstown. Richard was born April 10, 1940 in Youngstown the son of Michael and Julia (LaGrody) Korda. He attended South High School and worked for Indalex Aluminum on the loading docks, retiring in 2002. He was a member of St....
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Harold Holzbach, Jr.

July 9, 1938 - August 15, 2017

Harold J. "Grampy" Holzbach, Jr., 79, passed away at his home on August 15, 2017. Harold was born in Warren on July 9, 1938 to Harold & Irene (Weitzel) Holzbach, Sr. Harold proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corp. After his discharge, he spent his career working as an artis cutter and truck driver for Packard Electric. On October 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to the...
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Loretta Lynn Dettmer

December 21, 1961 - August 14, 2017

Loretta Lynn Dettmar, 56 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m Friday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for Loretta Lynn Dettmer, 56 of Diamond, formerly of Columbus who died early Monday morning at her residence. Loretta was born December 21, 1961 in Warren, a daughter of Helmut "Dutch" and Frances "Patty" (Alltop) Dettmer. She graduated from Struthers High School and Youngstown...
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Thomas J. Andrews, Jr.

May 16, 1950 - August 12, 2017

Services celebrating the life of Thomas J. Andrews, Jr., will be held at 10:30AM Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St Christine's Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave, Youngstown. Tom was born May 16, 1950 in Youngstown; the son of Thomas J. Andrews, Sr. and Ruth D. (Bindas) Andrews. He graduated from Fitch High School in 1968 and then served in the US Army with the 173rd Airborne as a Paratrooper during...
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George Nemitz, Jr.

September 12, 1948 - August 11, 2017

George E. Nemitz, Jr., 68, passed away on August 11, 2017 at Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland. George was born on September 12, 1948 in Ashtabula to the late George Nemitz, Sr & Wilma (Mickey Hall) Walker. He was formerly married to Carol Jean Meade of Lordstown, Oh; she survives. George proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. He spent his...
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Maxine Helen Franks

June 14, 1924 - August 11, 2017

CORTLAND- Maxine H. Franks, age 93, passed away Friday evening at Ohio Living Lake Vista surrounded by her family. Maxine was born June 14, 1924 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late William and Bessie (Heath) McKay. She was a graduate of Flint Central High School in Michigan. Maxine was a loving homemaker and worked for the Howland School System for over 20 years as a secretary at the Howland...
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Richard Wayne Watkins

April 2, 1931 - August 11, 2017

Richard Wayne Watkins, age 86, of Mineral Ridge passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Specialty Hospital in Youngstown. Born April 2, 1931 in Mineral Ridge, he was the son of the late Watkin and Belva Marie (Price) Watkins. Richard attended Niles McKinley High School and later attended Kent State University. He served in the U.S. Army, being stationed in the Panama Canal...
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James Dean Klinger

September 11, 1926 - August 11, 2017

Warren- James Dean Klinger, age 90, passed away Friday August 11, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. James was born September 11, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Edwin T. and Buelah (Gordon) Klinger. He worked at the Halsey Taylor Company for 23 years and the K-Mart Distribution Center for eight years. He was a proud Veteran of the US Army serving in France during...
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C. Allen Strickland

November 11, 1917 - August 11, 2017

C. Allen "Fuzzy" Strickland, age 63, formerly of Lake Milton passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Meadville Medical Center. Born November 7, 1953 in West Virginia, he was the son of Ivan and Alice (Combs) Strickland. Fuzzy was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He worked as a driller in the oil and gas fields for various companies, having retired from Yoist...
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Dorothy G. Decker

August 6, 1914 - August 10, 2017

NILES- Dorothy G. Decker, age 103, passed away Thursday morning at her residence. Dorothy was born August 6, 1914 in Niles to the late Ralph and Carrie (Bridgens) Miller. She was a Harness Assembler at Packard Electric for 30 years retiring in 1973. Besides her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, James C. Decker who she married August 25, 1934, he died July 21, 1996; her sister...
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Alberta R. Calhoun

October 7, 1923 - August 10, 2017

Champion- Alberta R. Calhoun, age 93, passed away Thursday morning at St. Joseph Hospital. Alberta was born October 27, 1923 in Shelocta, Pennsylvania to the late Roy and Dorothy (Brandon) Fulmer. She was a 1941 Graduate of Indiana High School. Alberta and her family came to the Warren area in 1953. She was proud that she worked for many years at the Board of Elections serving her precinct for...
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Debra Lance

June 11, 1962 - August 9, 2017

CORTLAND- Debra "Debbie" Lance, age 55, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. Debra was born June 11, 1962 in Warren to the late Howard and Dorothy (Coughlin) Lance. Debbie was a lifetime Cortland resident, and a graduate of Lakeview High School. She was an assistant manager/ clerk at BP/ Circle K in Cortland for 17 years. Debbie was very generous...
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Rick L. Field

May 3, 1944 - August 9, 2017

Rick L. Field, 73 of Champion Township, died Wednesday evening, August 9, 2017, at his home in Champion. He was born May 3, 1944 in Albright, West Virginia the son of the late Denzil Felix and Sara Elizabeth Laraway Field. He had been a Champion resident most of his life. Rick was a 1962 graduate ofr Champion High School. He retired in 2001 from Copperweld-CSC Steel, where he worked for 35...
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Kim Marie Caspary

August 7, 1986 - August 9, 2017

Kim Marie Caspary, age 31, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, following a three year courageous battle with cancer. Born August 7, 1986 in Youngstown, she was the daughter of Timothy J. and Linda (Rednock) Caspary; she was named after her favorite cousin Kim Marie (Ting) Hinkson of Florida. Kim graduated from Jackson-Milton High School in 2006. Kim was the kind of person who could always...
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Kathy Lynn Mizicko

September 7, 1947 - August 9, 2017

Kathy Lynn Mizicko, 69, passed away Wednesday morning, August 9, 2017 at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Kathy was born on September 7, 1947 in Warren, OH, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Olive (Cameron) Goodhart. She was a 1965 graduate of Mathews High School and attended Kent State University. Shortly after school, she married the love of her life, Robert Mizicko Sr. on April 20,...
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Wilma June Blasiman

June 22, 1920 - August 9, 2017

Wilma June Blasiman, 97, entered Eternal Rest on August 9, 2017, 7:20 a.m. at the Courtyard Assisted Living, Salem, Ohio. She was born at home June 22, 1920, the youngest of thirteen children to the late Sherman and Daisy (Shirey) Schisler in Ellsworth. Wilma was a 1938 graduate of Jackson-Milton High School. She did housework, babysitting, and gardening in her younger years. She and her husband...
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Robert A. Metzger

July 9, 1942 - August 8, 2017

Robert A. Metzger, age 75, of Lake Milton passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born July 9, 1942; he was the son of Robert Leo and Laverne (McCreery) Metzger. Bob graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1962. He loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed boating on Lake Erie; he also loved cats and dogs, and always enjoyed his pets and other animals. He retired in 1990...
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Dianne Lee Russell Schmitt

April 2, 1964 - August 7, 2017

Dianne Lee Russell Schmitt, 53 of Champion Township, passed away on Monday evening, August 7, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, from complications of a brain injury received in a recent fall. She was born April 2, 1964 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania the daughter of David W. and Frances Elizabeth Lee Russell Sr. She had been a Trumbull county resident most of...
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Rita M. Eddy

June 4, 1937 - August 7, 2017

CORTLAND- Rita Marstella Eddy, age 80, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at her residence. Rita was born June 4, 1937 in Mobile, Alabama to the late Ralph Boyes and Carolyn Mason. Rita retired from Kauffman's Department Store after several happy years there. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where she had been a Eucharistic Minister and enjoyed helping with the Friday Fish...
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William E. Reed, Sr.

March 21, 1933 - August 4, 2017

William E. Reed, Sr., 84 passed away on August 4, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Bill was born in Grafton, WV on March 21, 1933 to Robert & Clarinda (Mitchell) Reed. He spent his career working for Syro Steel as a rolling mill operator. He was also a member of Moose Lodge #1012 in Mecca Twp. Bill loved to have fun and was always laughing. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, gardening and...
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Beverly A. McKinley

December 25, 1917 - August 4, 2017

Beverly A. McKinley, 90 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m.Tuesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 8387 Tod Ave., Anstrom Chapel, Boardman for Beverly Ann McKinley, 90 of Youngstown who died Friday evening at Omni West Assisted Living. Beverly was born December 25, 1926 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Harry and Marjorie Goldlust and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from South...
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Norma Jean Ausnehmar

June 1, 1935 - August 4, 2017

Private services were held for Norma Jean Ausnehmer who passed away peacefully Friday, August 4, 2017 at her home. Jean was born June 1, 1935 in Youngstown the daughter of Jesse and Alma Lewis. She was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School class of 1953 and was a former member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She was a home maker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother....
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Waldo Plecker

May 20, 1924 - August 4, 2017


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Gladys E. Schumacher

July 24, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Gladys Schumacher, 92, passed away on August 4, 2017 at Humility House in Austintown. Gladys was born in Winchester, KY on July 24, 1925 to Henry & Martha (Hollearn) Martin. During WWII, Gladys worked for the United States Department of the Navy as a secretary. On February 15, 1947 she was united in marriage to William E. Schumacher, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2005. Gladys was a woman...
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Vonda Douglas

December 15, 1931 - August 3, 2017

Vonda E. (Taylor) Douglas, 85, died Thursday August 3, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital from complications from a stroke/fall. She was born December 15, 1931 in Falls Mill, West Virginia, the daughter of Guy & Golda (Willoughby) Taylor. Vonda was a graduate of Burnsville High School. She was a member of S.C.O.P.E. where she took chair yoga classes. She was a member of Champion Church of the...
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John M. Weber

October 5, 1926 - August 3, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 9, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for John M. Weber, who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 3, 2017. John was born October 5, 1926 in Youngstown the son of Steve and Elizabeth (Rick) Weber. He attended South High School and was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. John retired from Roth...
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Frank C. Watson

October 6, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Frank C. Watson, 92, of Canfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong member of the Canfield United Methodist Church, he leaves behind his wife of almost 68 years, Norma Jeanne (Hitchcock); 2 daughters – Janet Stephens (Jeff) and Ellen Tressel (Jim). A son, David pre-deceased him in 1991. Frank has 4 grandchildren and 2 great...
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Irene Adele Garland

January 21, 1931 - August 2, 2017

Funeral services celebrating the life of Irene Adele (Fusco) Garland will be held at 11 AM Monday, August 7, 2017 at Mineral Ridge Church of Christ. Irene went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Hospice House. She was born January 21, 1931 in Youngstown the daughter of Anthony and Florence (James) Fusco. She was a graduate of The Rayen School, class of 1949. Her husband of...
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James Edward Stephenson

June 13, 1929 - August 1, 2017

WARREN: James "Jimmy" E. Stephenson, 88, passed away at Gillette Nursing Home on August 1, 2017. Jim was born in Ellet, Ohio, on June 13, 1929 to William E. & Eulah (Wood) Stephenson. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954. On June 9, 1962, he was united in marriage to the former Catherine "Sue" Plaisted. He was a graduate of Youngstown State University....
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Mary Ann Strauss

May 7, 1934 - July 31, 2017

NORTH LIMA-There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Our Savior Parish-Holy Trinity Church in Struthers for Mary Ann Strauss, 83, who died Monday July 31st at Assumption Village. Mary Ann was born May 7, 1934 in Struthers, a daughter of Michael and Veronica Tkach Sabol. She was a 1952 graduate of Struthers High School. Mary Ann was a home-maker. She was a member of...
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Sophie M. Hann

June 28, 1942 - July 31, 2017

Sophie M. Hann passed away Monday evening, July 31, 2017 at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown with her family by her side. Sophie was the youngest daughter born to the late Joseph and Justina (Kolarcik) Bukovinsky on June 28, 1942 in Youngstown and was a lifelong area resident. Sophie was a registered nurse, having graduated with a Master's degree from the Youngstown Hospital School of...
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Barbara J. Lawyer

November 15, 1935 - July 31, 2017

– Funeral services will be held at 1PM Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Barbara J. Lawyer, 81, of Niles, who passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northside Medical Center. Barbara was born November 15, 1935 in Warren, the daughter of Charles J. and June (Coupland) Williams. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Youngstown College and...
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Ruth F. Erke

November 10, 1922 - July 31, 2017

Ruth F. Erke, age 94, passed away Monday morning, July 31, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Ruth was born November 10, 1922 in Niles, Ohio to the late Fred Fisher and Matilda Fisher John. She graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1940 and from Miami University in 1944. Ruth taught school in Niles, Girard, and retired from Warren City Schools. Ruth and Frederick Erke were married on...
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Martha D. Sanetta

December 15, 1945 - July 29, 2017

LORDSTOWN- Martha D. Sanetta, age 71, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Martha was born December 15, 1945 in Haleyville, Alabama to the late Robert Hilton and Exie (Tittle) Holland. She was a member of Cross Point Church of Christ in Florence, Alabama. Martha also loved to Sew and Quilt. Besides her parents, Martha is...
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Vernon Leon Clouse

June 12, 1917 - July 29, 2017

Vernon Leon (Lee) Clouse, 100 POLAND OH- Vernon Leon Clouse died Saturday July 29, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley skilled nursing center, Poland, OH with his family by his side. Lee was born June 12, 1917 in Fairbanks, Indiana to Tressa Rooksberry Clouse and Homer Clouse, where he graduated from Shelburn High School in 1935. Shortly thereafter he moved to the Youngstown area. During a 50 year...
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Carolyn Lee Jackson

September 22, 1942 - July 29, 2017

Carolyn Lee Jackson, 74 of Champion Township, died Saturday morning, July 29, 2017, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles. She was born September 22, 1942 in Warren, the daughter of the late Niilo Verner and Margaret Josephine Jennings Rintala. She had been a lifetime Trumbull county resident. Carolyn worked for many years as the head cashier at Hill's Department Store in Champion and also...
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Margaret Irene Smith

June 25, 1937 - July 29, 2017

Fowler – Margaret Irene Smith, 80, passed away Saturday evening, July 29, 2017 at Cortland Health Care in Cortland, OH. Margaret was born on June 25, 1937 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late John and Irene (Fekete) Thomas. She was a graduate of Neal High School in Fowler Township. After high school, she married her husband Robert Earl Smith on April 7, 1956 and they started their...
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Julie A. Phipps

April 26, 1939 - July 28, 2017

Julie A. Phipps, 78 of Lake Wales, Florida, formerly of Canfield died early Friday morning at Hospice House of Poland. Julie was born April 26, 1939 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Steve and Edith (Giovanni) Sackella and had moved to Florida 10 years ago. Julie was a beautician and had operated a beauty shop in her home until she retired in 1979. She was a member of St. Matthew's...
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Martha Nicastro

May 25, 1926 - July 28, 2017

Brookfield – Martha F. Nicastro, 91, passed away Friday morning July 28, 2017 at The Manor at Autumn Hills in Niles, OH. Martha was born on May 25, 1926 in Sturgis, Mississippi, a daughter of the late George and Irene (Hannah) Ballinger. Martha was a 1944 graduate of Starkville High School in Mississippi. After high school, she married her first husband Carl Alderman on June 3, 1944 and...
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Amanda Mae Bower-Wilkes

November 13, 1974 - July 27, 2017

Amanda Mae Bower-Wilkes Masury- Amanda Mae Bower-Wilkes, age 42, passed away after a courageous battle with Liver and Kidney failure Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by her family. Amanda was born November 13, 1974 in Warren to Thomas O. and Kathleen (Bailey) Edwards. She was a 1992 Graduate of Warren G. Harding High School where she excelled on the swim team, lettering...
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Mary Acierno

January 2, 1931 - July 27, 2017

Niles – Mary "Josephine" Acierno, 86, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 27 2017 at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles, OH. Josephine was born January 22, 1931 in Youngstown, OH a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Esposito) Iaderosa. She was a graduate of East High School in Youngstown, OH. After high school, she married her husband Sam Acierno on January 20, 1950 and started their...
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Patricia Marie Brawdy

May 15, 1934 - July 27, 2017

Patricia M. Brawdy, 83 formerly of Niles, joined her beloved husband of 45 years, Ted, on Thursday evening, July 27, 2017, at Austinwoods Nursing Center in Youngstown. She was born May 15, 1934 in Braddock, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Vincent Ebbitt and Mary Lanowitz Ebbitt Nuzzo. Patricia retired in 1983 from G.E. Trumbull Lamp in Warren, where she worked as a filament hand mounter...
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Vivian A. Jensen

November 24, 1915 - July 25, 2017

Vivian A. Jensen, 101 of Fowler and formerly of Courtland, Kansas died Tuesday evening, July 25, 2017, at Concord Care of Hartford in Fowler. She was born November 24, 1915 in Scandia, Kansas the daughter of the late Gust and Etta Louise Hall Nystrom. She had been a lifetime resident of Kansas before moving to Fowler to live with her daughter in 2000. Vivian was a 1935 graduate of Scandia High...
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Raymond Edward Milstead, Jr.

September 12, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Raymond Edward Milstead Jr., 84, passed away peacefully July 24th, 2017. Ray was born in Clarksburg West Virginia on September 12, 1932. He was a Korean War Veteran and was stationed in England where he met Joan Vera Barker, they moved to the United States and married in 1952. Ray retired from Con Rail Railroad where he worked as a conductor. He was also a member of AA for 42 years and will be...
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Loretta Ann Sampson

July 22, 2017 - July 22, 2017

Loretta Ann Sampson, 79 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Loretta Ann Sampson, 79 of Niles who died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital. Loretta was born October 17, 1937 in McDonald, a daughter of the late Mathew and Emma (Wishak) Luknis and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from McDonald High School in 1955 and worked as a...
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Lisa S. Shoemaker

December 3, 1962 - July 20, 2017

: Lisa S. Shoemaker, 54, passed away at her home on July 20, 2017 following a brave battle with cancer. Lisa was born in Warren, Ohio on December 3, 1962 to Robert & Bettie (Toler) Bryant. After graduating from Champion High School, she furthered her education at Youngstown State University earning a bachelor's degree in business. On August 27, 1983 she was united in marriage to the love of her...
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Mary S. Gerba

May 13, 1920 - July 20, 2017

Mary S. Gerba, 97, passed away Thursday morning, July 20, 2017 at O'Brien Memorial Health Care in Masury, OH. Mary was born on May 13, 1920 in West Middlesex, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (DiMichele) Sanitate. She was a graduate of Farrell High School and employed at Packard Electric for 28 years before retiring in 1981 as an auditor. She was a devoted member of First Assembly...
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William D. Moomau

April 7, 1930 - July 20, 2017

William D. Moomau, 87 of Lake Milton died Thursday evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. William was born April 7, 1930 in Cumberland, Maryland, a son of the late Dyce and Pearl (Crowe) Moomau. He was a construction worker for Anning and Johnson of Cleveland prior to becoming a millwright for Packaging Corporation of America, where he retired after 30 years. He enjoyed trout fishing...
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Jeffery L. Kish, Jr.

August 2, 1978 - July 19, 2017

Jeffery L. Kish Jr., 38, passed away Wednesday, Thursday July 19, 2017 at his home. Jeff was born on August 2, 1978 in Warren, OH, a son of Jeffrey L. Kish Sr. and Linda (Luster) Arnal. He was a 1996 Mathews High School graduate and attended Kent State University. He was employed with the Fowler Township Road Department. He was a huge sports fanatic and loved to watch the Cleveland Browns,...
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Douglas C. Darnall

December 11, 1942 - July 19, 2017

Mineral Ridge- Memorial services celebrating the life of Douglas Darnall will be held at 3pm Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel. Doug was born December 12, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Ira and Jeanette Darnall. Doug died Wednesday evening at his home. He graduated from Chula Vista High School in California, attended San Diego State and received his PHD...
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William Bob" R. Lawrence

March 28, 1923 - July 19, 2017

Mineral Ridge- Services celebrating the life of William R. (Bob) Lawrence will be held at 11am Monday at the Lane Family Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel where family and friends may call from 2-4pm on Sunday. Bob was born March 28, 1923 in Emlenton, PA. the son of George S. and Erma G. (Ace) Lawrence and came to this area in 1937. Bob went to be with the Lord late Wednesday morning at St....
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Mary K. Lucik

August 19, 1924 - July 18, 2017

NORTH BLOOMFIELD: Mary K. Lucik, 92, passed away on July 18, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mary was born in Rachel, West Virginia on August 19, 1924 to Mike & Helen (Popovich) Kanosky. She grew up in West Virginia graduating from Farmington High School in 1943. On June 12, 1948 she was united in marriage to Steve Lucik who preceded her in death on December 24, 2004. Mary spent her career...
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Eleanor M. Barnum

July 14, 1919 - July 17, 2017

HOWLAND: Eleanor M. Barnum, 98, passed away July 17, 2017 at Burbank Parke Care Center in Burbank, OH. Eleanor was born on July 14, 1919 in Mineral Ridge to William & Marie (Bowen) Young. She graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1937. On August 28, 1940 she was united in marriage to Donald Barnum by Rev. Robert Taylor at Howland Community Church. She worked in the credit department...
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Nicholas Kraynek

February 2, 1934 - July 17, 2017

Nicholas Kraynek, age 83, passed away Monday, July 17th at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Nicholas was born February 2, 1934 in Monessen, Pennsylvania to the late Stephan and Mariah Kraynek. He and his family relocated to Warren in 1963. Nicholas worked for General Motors in Lordstown as an assembler and in Final Repair, he retired in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Old...
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Leslie G. Mewbourn

January 25, 1951 - July 17, 2017

Leslie G. "Kiki" Mewbourn, age 66, of Craig Beach, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home. Born January 25, 1951 in Mogadore, Ohio, he was the son of Austin and Aubre (McLaughlin) Mewbourn. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion Post 737 in Lake Milton. He was an avid golfer and loved riding his motorcycle. Survivors include his wife Ruth;...
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Pauline M. Burky Cribley

December 22, 1925 - July 17, 2017

Pauline M. Burky Cribley, 91 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at North Jackson Church of the Nazarene, 113 Rosemont Rd., North Jackson for Pauline M. Cribley, 91 of North Jackson who died Monday at her residence. Pauline was born December 22, 1925 in Akron, a daughter of the late Emil Sebastian and Mary Kathryn Morgenstern Beach. Pauline was a homemaker and had also worked as a nurse...
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Caroline M. Matthews

October 13, 1923 - July 17, 2017

Caroline M. Matthews, 93, passed away July 17, 2017 surrounded by her family at the home she shared with her daughter & granddaughter in Diamond. Caroline was born in Spangler, PA on October 13, 1923 to Joseph & Irene (Staffen) Habosky. On June 3, 1946 she was united in marriage to John "Jack" Matthews who preceded her in death on November 6, 2000. She was an avid golfer and played on the...
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Joan M. Deming

October 7, 1939 - July 17, 2017

Joan Marie Deming, 77 There will be a 10;30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at Holy Apostle Parish, St. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington Street, Youngstown for Joan Marie Deming, 77 of Canfield who died Sunday afternoon at Hospice House of Poland. Joan was born October 7, 1939 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Sophia (Mellish) Haluska and was a lifelong area resident. ...
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Shirley M. Porter

December 8, 1931 - July 16, 2017

Shirley Porter, age 85, passed away peacefully from this life while at her home Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 surrounded by her daughter and grandson. Shirley was born December 8, 1931 to the late Neil and Mildred Erickson and was the second of the ten Erickson children. Shirley was a lifelong area resident who devoted her life to God and family; she enjoyed spending her last days watching birds...
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Joseph R. Soltesiz III

April 15, 1982 - July 15, 2017

Joseph Robert Soltesiz, III, "Josh", of Boardman, Ohio, walked into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the age of 35.  Josh died unexpectedly in Youngstown, Ohio surrounded by his family, after a long battle with addiction. He was born on April 15, 1982 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Patricia (Watson) Soltesiz. Josh grew up in Canfield,...
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Gary L. Watson

July 6, 1947 - July 13, 2017

Gary L. Watson, age 70, of Canfield, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on July 6, 1947 in Meadville, Pa. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam. He came to the Youngstown area and began working for GM in Lordstown where he retired in 2009 after 36 years. He was an...
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Patricia M. Angelot

November 23, 1944 - July 10, 2017

Patricia M. Angelot, 72 There will be a Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Parish, 4545 New Rd., Austintown for Patricia M. Angelot, 72 of Austintown who died Monday at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Patricia was born November 23, 1944 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael L. and Onalee (Varner) Angelot and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Ursuline...
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Thomas A. Kidd

July 7, 1952 - July 9, 2017

Thomas A. Kidd, 65, of Boardman, passed away Sunday, July 9th at the Cleveland Clinic. Tom was born July 7, 1952 in Youngstown, a son of Harry W. and Alice Rowlinson Kidd. Tom was a Computer systems developer in several locations in NE Ohio, retiring in 2014. He was a 1970 graduate of The Rayen School and served his country in the U.S. Airforce. Tom was of the Lutheran Faith. Tom was a member of...
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Ronald R. Repaskey

August 10, 1947 - July 9, 2017

Ronald R. "Rip" Repaskey, age 69, of Austintown, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 9, 2017 following a three year battle with ALS. Born August 10, 1947 in Struthers; he was the son of Frank R. and Mary L. (Smrecansky) Repaskey. Ron graduated in 1965 from Poland High School; received a Bachelor of Science in Education from YSU; earned a Masters Degree in Education in 1972 from YSU. He...
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Bertha Machuga deVarennes

August 13, 1934 - July 8, 2017

Bertha (Machuga) deVarennes Bertha Machuga deVarennes, 82, passed away on July 8th at Sunrise Senior Living with her loving family by her side. Bert was born August 13, 1934 in Struthers, a daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine Zoblisein Machuga. She was a 1952 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to receive her nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University and...
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Muriel Sprague Dorn

November 25, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Muriel S. Dorn, 89 Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 12th at 12:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel for Muriel Sprague Dorn, 89 of Salem who died Saturday morning at Circle of Care in Salem. Muriel was born November 25, 1927 in South Portland, Maine, a daughter of the late Harvey and Edna Sprague Hooper and came to this area in 1948. She was a...
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Ronald D. Poloski

April 4, 1945 - July 6, 2017

April 4, 1945 - July 6, 2017 YOUNGSTOWN, OH Ronald David Poloski, 72, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 6, 2017. Ron was born April 4, 1945, in Braddock, PA and, at the age of 2, came to live in Youngstown, OH, where he resided until 1979. He was a graduate of South High School and was an honorably discharged Navy veteran, serving during the Cuban missile crisis and blockade. After his...
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Robert J. Stankich

October 13, 1980 - July 5, 2017

Robert J. Stankich, age 56, of North Jackson passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Born October 13, 1960; he was the son of William and Mildred (Serbian) Stankich. Robert graduated from Ursuline High School in 1978; he retired from the Labor Union Construction; he enjoyed music and playing the drums, he was a member of C.F.U. #185; he and his wife Brenda, roasted lambs on the spit at the Pink...
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Gloria Jean Opsitnik

March 16, 1950 - July 4, 2017

Gloria Jean Opsitnik, age 67, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Born March 16, 1950 in Youngstown, she was the daughter of Joseph K. and Mary Y. (Yurich) Opsitnik. Gloria spent several years at Applecreek before coming to Gateways for Better Living in 1977, where she also worked for many years in the workshop. Survivors include a brother, Dennis M. (Sandra); a niece Melissa J. Opsitnik, a...
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Mary Louise Bickerstaff

August 19, 1917 - July 4, 2017

Mary Louise (Adams) Bickerstaff, age 90, beloved mother, grandmother and great -grandmother passed away July 4, 2017 with her family by her side. Mary Louise was born August 19, 1926 in Youngstown, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Pearcy) Adams. Mary Louise was a resident of Mineral Ridge since 1950. She was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, class of 1944. After high school, Mary Louise...
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Donald W. Nitzsky

July 24, 1984 - July 3, 2017

Donald W. Nitzsky, Jr., 32, passed away on July 3, 2017. Donnie was born on July 24, 1984 in Youngstown to Donald W. Nitzsky, Sr. & Harriet (Young) Crumpton. Donnie was a graduate for Girard High School. Due to health complications, Donnie's entire life was centered on the grace of God. It was through God's blessings and the love of family that he lived well beyond his suggested expiration date...
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Margaret Elaine Bachtel

June 19, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Margaret Elaine Bachtel, 84, passed away at home after an extended illness on Saturday, July 1st. Elaine's family and caregivers provided much love and support in her final days, yet could never replace all that she received from the love of her life, Jim Bachtel, who preceded her in death by only two days. Elaine was born on June 19, 1933 in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of John and Anna...
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Evelyn Warner

December 15, 1944 - June 30, 2017

Evelyn Warner, 72, of Austintown passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at Mercy Health Center in Youngstown. Evelyn known to everyone as "Evy", was born December 15, 1944 in Germany. She was a 1963 graduate of Wauwatosa West High School in Milwaukee, WI. Evy moved to the Mahoning Valley a few years after high school when she married the late Robert A. Loeb, Jr. Evy was a devoted wife and mother. She...
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Fredric T. O'Connor

March 15, 1926 - June 30, 2017

Fredric "Ted" O'Connor, 91, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home in Youngstown, with his family by his side. Ted was born March 15, 1926, in Youngstown, a son of the late Fredric T. and Mary Rickert O'Connor. He was a graduate of Chaney High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the V-12 program at Tufts University in Boston. Returning to Youngstown after the war, Ted...
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Erma M. Baumstark

April 20, 1932 - June 29, 2017

Erma M. Baumstark, 85, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Baumstark was born April 20, 1932 in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Phillips. A graduate of Wilson High School, Erma worked for 30 years in the payroll department at General Motors Lordstown. After retirement, she also worked for much of the past 16 years in the office for her daughter...
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William J. McGuire

November 17, 1926 - June 29, 2017

William J. McGuire, Jr.- There will be a Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5 where friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the Service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman for William J. "Bill" McGuire Jr., 90, who passed peacefully on June 29 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 17, 1926 in Youngstown, a son of William J. and Freda Weber-McGuire. He...
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James R. Bachtel II

May 1, 1932 - June 29, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held (Date and Time Pending) at St. Michael Church in Canfield for James R. Bachtel, 85, of Canfield who passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown on Thursday June 29th. Jim was born May 1, 1932 in Canton, the son of James R. Sr. and Martha (Hawkins) Bachtel. He was a graduate of Canton Lincoln High School class of 1950, where he played...
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Susan E. Parker

November 26, 1946 - June 29, 2017

Susan E. Parker, age 70, of Youngstown passed away following a battle with lung cancer, on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Born November 26, 1946 in Youngstown; she was the daughter of James T. and Mary R. (Chlzmar) Cunningham. She was totally immersed in caring for her dogs: Lulu, Susu, and Coco. Survivors include her husband Howard; daughter Michelle Kopnitsky, and son Michael Kopnitsky; grandchildren...
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Sandra L. Singleton

April 22, 1944 - June 28, 2017

There will be a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens Chapel for Sandra L. Singleton, 73, who died Wednesday, June 28th at Briarfield at Ashley Circle. Sandra was born April 22, 1944 in Youngstown, a daughter of August F. and Audrey Snodgrass Pellin, Jr. She was a school bus driver with Jackson-Milton Board of Education for 18 years, retiring in 1986. Sandra was a 1962...
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Charles D. Heffner

June 6, 1948 - June 28, 2017

Charles D. "Chuck" Heffner, age 69, of Youngstown passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Born June 6, 1948 in Youngstown, he was the son of Charles D. and Loretta M. (Morrison) Heffner. He was a graduate of Chaney High School. He was the former owner of Master's Tuxedo in Boardman as well as the Red Velvet Lounge in Cornersburg. He was a Real Estate agent for over...
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Harold Lee Dawson

April 5, 1936 - June 28, 2017

Harold Lee Dawson, 81 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1st at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel for Harold Lee Dawson, 81 of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, formerly of Boardman who died Tuesday afternoon at Marion General Hospital. Harold was born April 5, 1936 in Youngstown, a son of the late Charles W. and Doris Feight Dawson. He served in the United States...
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Michael E. Vaccaro

September 1, 1972 - June 27, 2017

Michael E. Vaccaro, age 44, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. Michael was born September 1, 1972, a son of Rocco and Judy (Goldsmith) Vaccaro of Niles. He was a graduate of Niles High School. Michael proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an over the road truck driver, most recently driving for Estes. Michael loved the ocean, especially the...
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Wynell Segreti

June 5, 1923 - June 26, 2017

WYNELL SEGRETI, 94, a long-time resident of Canfield, Ohio, went home to her Lord on June 26, 2017 at St. Leonard in Centerville, Ohio. She was born June 5, 1923 in Baileyton, Alabama, one of five children of the late Gaines and Ora (Graham) Hyatt. She and her late husband of 69 years, Albert M. Segreti, Sr., lived in Canfield in the home he built in 1951. They were married in Cullman, Alabama...
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Rose N. Munson

December 8, 1921 - June 26, 2017

Rose N. Munson, 95 formerly of Bristolville, died Monday morning, June 26, 2017. She was born December 8, 1921 in North Bristol the daughter of the late Francis and Rhea Hayward Norton. She was a lifetime area resident except for 18 years from 1982 until 2000, when she and her husband, Charlie, lived in Seneca, SC. Rose was a 1939 graduate of Bristol High School and attended Warren Business...
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Karen Jane Harnish

December 19, 1945 - June 26, 2017

Karen Jane Meech Harnish, 71 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 29th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel for Karen Jane Harnish, 71 of Canfield who died early Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. Karen was born December 19, 1945 in Youngstown, a daughter of the later Harold C. and Marion (Boyer) Meech and was a lifelong area resident. Karen had worked...
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Joseph R. Seiber

April 8, 1924 - June 25, 2017

Joseph R. Seiber, age 93, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles. Joseph was born April 8, 1924 in Harriman, Tennessee to the late Joseph R. Seiber and Bessie Mae (Adcox) Plant. He retired from the B&O Railroad after 33 years of service, he also owned and operated the Seiber Sports Store for over 30 years. Joseph was also a lifelong member of the First Church of...
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Joann L. O'Neal

March 17, 1930 - June 25, 2017

Joann L. O'Neal, 87 There will be calling hours 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 10:00 at St. Michael Parish, Canfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. for Joann L. O'Neal, 87 of Canfield who died Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman. Joann was born March 17, 1930 in Canton, Ohio a daughter of the late Carl and Lucille (Rannigan) Fabian and came...
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James Luke Dixon

May 30, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Canfield – A memorial service celebrating the life of James Luke Dixon will be held 11 AM Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Jim passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus at the age of 85. Jim was born on April 30, 1932 in Bellaire, Ohio the son of James A. and Nell (Luke) Dixon. He graduated from Bellaire High School in 1950,...
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Daniel G. Rasor

January 11, 1939 - June 23, 2017

Daniel G. Rasor, 78, of Austintown passed away on Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017. Dan was born January 11, 1939 in Youngstown the son of Daniel S. and Florence (Strohm) Rasor. After serving in the Army, Dan met the love of his life, Ann Wall and they were married for 48 years, until her passing in 2008. Dan obtained his teaching degree from YSU, then served as a teacher and...
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Richard E. Rice

July 26, 1954 - June 20, 2017

Richard "Rich" E. Rice, age 62, of Tennessee, passed away June 20, 2017 Rich was born July 26, 1954 in Oakland, Maryland to Stuart and Alberta (White) Rice. He was a 1972 Graduate of Mathews High School; Rich received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Youngstown State University. Rich was an engineer with Barrette Outdoor Living, Bulls Gap, TN for many years. He loved the outdoors. ...
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Roy Lee Irwin

July 17, 1937 - June 20, 2017

WARREN: Roy L. "Weadie" Irwin, 79, passed away June 20, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Roy was born on July 17, 1937 in Mt. Pleasant, TN to Raymond & Vestie (Adams) Irwin. Roy proudly served his country in the Navy for four active duty years before spending over 30 years in the Naval Reserves. He spent his working career at Republic Steel retiring in 2000. He was an avid part of the...
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Frank Theodore Bodnar, Jr.

July 18, 1918 - June 20, 2017

A funeral service of full military honors will be held at 11 AM Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Frank Theodore Bodnar Jr., 98, of Austintown who passed away Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017, at Austinwoods Care Center. Frank was born July 18, 1918 in Etna, PA the son of Frank Sr. and Rose Bodnar. He was a graduate of Newton Falls High School and served his country in the U.S...
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Pasquale Joseph Battaglia

March 13, 1921 - June 19, 2017

Pasquale "Patsy" Joseph Battaglia, 96, of Austintown passed away on June 19, 2017 at Omni Manor Nursing Home. Patsy was born March 13, 1921 in Pellaro Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Frotunato and Catherine Battaglia. After Catherine passed away, Patsy was lovingly raised from birth by Fortunato and Carmela Battaglia. Patsy immigrated to the United States from Italy to live in Girard in 1936....
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Henry Martin Greggo

April 20, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Henry Martin "Marty" Greggo, 81, of North Jackson passed away Friday morning at Northside Medical Center. Marty was born April 20, 1936 in Youngstown, a son of Frank P. and Alice M. Pisalski Greggo. Marty, as he preferred to be known, graduated from St. Stanislaus School in 1950; Princeton Jr. High in 1951; South High School in 1954; Y.S.U. with his BA degree in 1971 and his MA degree in 1974....
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Janice J. Ladner

May 17, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Girard – Janice J. Ladner, 86, passed away Friday morning, June 16, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, OH. Janice was born in Warren, OH on May 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel (Tolson) Jones. She was a 1949 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and was employed with United Telephone Company and Trumbull Memorial Hospital until her retirement in December of 1994. She...
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Beverley L. Mitchell

July 17, 1929 - June 16, 2017

Beverley L. Mitchell, age 87, of Austintown, passed away on Friday June 16, 2017 at Victoria House Assisted Living. Born July 17, 1929 in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of Erling and Hilda (Peterson) Larson; she moved to Youngstown as a young child. She was a 1947 graduate of Fitch High School. Beverley worked for Packard Electric for 30 years before retiring in 1990. She was a member of the...
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Jon E. Traylor

September 24, 1969 - June 15, 2017

Jon E. Traylor, age 47, of Boardman, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his home. Born September 24, 1969, in East Point, GA.; he was the son of Roger and Joyce (Phillips) Traylor. Jon was a dedicated veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served in the Middle East, receiving numerous recognitions. He was a Corrections Officer employed by the Federal Government. Jon was an...
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Fred Belko, Sr.

December 18, 1935 - June 15, 2017

Howland- Fred Belko, Sr., age 81, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Windsor House of Champion. Fred was born December 18, 1935 in New Haven, CT to the late Joseph and Veronica Belko. Fred was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a Steel Forge Operator for many years with Warren Tool Corporation. He was also very skilled at Billiards and enjoyed his Pool league immensely. He...
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Joseph A. Marinelli

December 31, 1931 - June 13, 2017

Joseph A. "Joe" Marinelli, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, following a car accident. Born December 31, 1931 in Youngstown, he was the son of Anthony P. and Ann (Biroschek) Marinelli. He worked for the family business, A.P. Marinelli and Son Grocer on the east side of Youngstown. Joe was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Boardman where he organized Spaghetti...
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