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Colleen B. Dale

April 28, 1938 - April 18, 2018

Cortland- Colleen Dale, age 79, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her residence. Colleen was born April 28, 1938 in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Stanley and Justine (Smith) Byham. She was a graduate of Meadville High School. Colleen attended the Cortland United Methodist Church, she was a member of Common Bond, and the Republican Women’s Committee. She...
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Craig Ellsworth Wilson

January 14, 1957 - April 16, 2018

Gustavus- Craig Wilson, age 61, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Craig was born January 14, 1957 in Braddock, Pennsylvania to the late Craig E. and Virginia P. (Mayer) Wilson, Sr. He was a 1975 graduate of Joseph Badger High School. Craig was an Operating Engineer for Local 66 for 30 years. He was a member of Gustavus...
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Richard Alan Gless

March 23, 1931 - April 3, 2018

Richard Alan Gless FOWLER- Richard Alan Gless, age 87, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his residence. Richard was born March 23, 1931 in Fowler, Ohio to the late Carl and Caroline (Hartman) Gless. He was a truck driver for over 40 years with Harshman Industries in Niles until 2005 when he retired. During his career he received the Million Mile Award for safe driving...
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Daniel R. Miller

August 8, 1966 - June 30, 2017

Champion – Daniel R. Miller, 50, passed away Friday evening, June 30, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, OH. Daniel was born on August 8, 1966 in Akron, OH, a son of Russell Miller and Mary Jane (Best) Rankin. He was a 1984 graduate of Badger High School. Shortly after high school, he married his teenage sweet heart Debbie (Scott) Miller on October 26, 1986 and started...
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Charles E. Winch

May 31, 1933 - June 28, 2017

Bazetta - Charles E. Winch, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, OH. Charles was born on May 31, 1933 son of the late Charles D. Winch and Blanche O. (Householder) Winch. He was a 1951 graduate of Howland High School and continued his education at Rutgers University obtaining a degree in Agronomy. Charles began his golf career at nine years old as a...
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Louise Brown

November 6, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Louise "Weezy" Brown, 84, passed away on June 26, 2017 at Autumn Hills Care Center. Weezy was born on November 6, 1932 in Warren to Harold & Mabel (Williams) Scott. She was united in marriage to Raymond E. Brown on July 12, 1952 and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1978. She was a bird expert at Doctor's Pet Center in Eastwood Mall for many years. Funeral services for Louise will be...
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Travis Jay Shaffer

December 4, 2000 - June 15, 2017

Travis Jay Shaffer, 16, passed away on June 15, 2017. Travis was born on December 4, 2000 in Colorado Springs, CO to Mark & Jennifer (Heard) Shaffer. Travis just completed his 10th grade year of TEACH homeschool program. He was a natural athlete and excelled at point guard in basketball. He loved to golf with his dad and jump on trampolines. When he wasn't participating in sports he was...
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Alvie Kelly

May 17, 1950 - June 10, 2017

Alvie R. Kelly, 67, passed away on June 10, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren. Alvie was born on May 17, 1950 in Weston, West Virginia to Jess & Ilene (Cosner) Kelly. Alvie proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he spent his career working for Johnson Rubber. On June 1, 1974 he united in marriage to the former Pamela Welker who...
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Donald E. Sutliff

April 29, 1930 - May 28, 2017

Donald E. Sutliff, 87, passed away Sunday morning, May 28, 2017, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren, OH. Donald was born in Warren, OH on April 29, 1930, a son of the late Neal M. and Elma M. (Lundy) Sutliff. He was a graduate of Bristolville High School and after high school; he joined the United States Army from 1948 till his honorable discharge in 1951. After his discharge he worked at...
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Dennis R. Pierce

April 15, 1958 - May 10, 2017

Dennis R. Pierce, age 59, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 15, 1958 in Warren to the late Raymond W. Pierce and Ruth L. Strope. Dennis was a lifelong area resident, he was a graduate of Bristol Local. He was a press operator at Kennametal in Orwell for over 38 years. Dennis enjoyed Square dancing, he also was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. Dennis...
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Alan D. Beach

May 26, 1951 - May 7, 2017

Alan D. Beach, 65 of Johnston Township died Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017 at his home from long term health problems. He was born May 26, 1951 in Sugar Creek Twp., Venango Co., Pennsylvania the son of the late Walter James "Bud" Beach and Beverly May Sloss Beach of Cortland. He had been a Trumbull county resident most of his life. Alan was a 1970 graduate of Lakeview High School. He graduated...
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Rose Marie Steinhauser

November 21, 1944 - April 7, 2017

CORTLAND- Rose Marie Steinhauser, age 72, passed away peacefully April 7, 2017 at her residence. Rose Marie was born November 21, 1944 in Warren to the late Howard and Nina (Schaffer) Richman. She retired from Packard Electric in 1997. Rose was also a member of Cortland Christian Church. She enjoyed home decorating, traveling, and flower gardening. Rose is survived by her daughter Shelly (Ron)...
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Robert H. McDonald

December 13, 1942 - April 2, 2017

Robert H. "Bob" McDonald, 74 of Mecca Township died Sunday morning, April 2, 2017, at his home. He was born December 13, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the son of the late William McDonald, who was killed in World War II and Ruth Campbell McDonald. Bob was a 1961 graduate of Beaverdale Wilmore high school in Pennsylvania, where he played football as a safety and guard. He then attended...
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John Peters, Jr.

June 16, 1925 - March 31, 2017

FARMDALE: John "60-40" Peters, Jr., 91, passed away on March 31, 2017. John was born in Warren on July 16, 1925 to John & Pauline (Post) Peters Sr. He proudly served his country in the Navy from 1943 to 1953 during both WWII and the Korean War. He was a Petty Officer 1st Class E6 stationed on the Badoeng Strait CVE 116 as part of air group 224. After he was discharged, John was owner and...
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Roger Lee Coe, Sr.

February 7, 1923 - March 21, 2017

Bazetta Twp.- Roger Lee Coe, Sr. age 94, a devoted husband and father, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday evening. A lifelong resident, Roger was born February 7, 1923 on the family farm to the late Roger and Inez Coe. Roger attended the Cortland School, and graduated from Howland High School. He then attended GMI in Flynt, Michigan and Westminster College before leaving to serve in the U...
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Karyn Warren

March 24, 1945 - March 21, 2017

Karyn M. Warren, age 71 passed away on March 21, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Karen was born March 24, 1945 in Akron to the late James A. & Mildren H. (Salyerds) Deens. On April 8, 1967, Karen was united in marriage to Elton William Warren whom preceded her in death on July 17, 2012. Private family services will be held. Karen is survived by her children: Darrin (Regina) Warren and...
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John Goldade

April 22, 1945 - March 15, 2017

CORTLAND- John Goldade, 71, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Washington Square Health Care Centre in Warren after complications due to a stroke. He was born on April 22, 1945 in Wishek, North Dakota, son of the late William and Rose (Wald) Goldade. John was a Vietnam Veteran having served in both the Army and Marines. He worked as a truckdriver for many trucking companies over the years...
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Francis Gene Wildman

May 17, 1937 - March 5, 2017

Bristolville- Francis "Gene" Eugene Wildman, Jr., age 79, passed away Sunday, March 5th at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Gene was born May 17, 1937 in Warren to the late Francis E. and Josephine E. Wildman. He was a 1955 graduate of Bristol High School. Gene was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving with the Seabees. Gene was a faithful and active member of North Bristol Christian Church where he...
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John Durst

January 3, 1930 - February 28, 2017

West Chester- John M. Durst, age 87, passed away February 28, 2017 at his residence. John was born January 3, 1930 in Trumbull County to the late E. Wayne and Verna (Wildes) Durst. He was a 1948 graduate of Bazetta High School; a Veteran of the U.S. Army. John moved from the area in 1971. He is survived by his beloved children Lee Ann (Bill) Wollet, Kim Wilson, Renee Bacon, and Brenda (Javier)...
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Robert Roman

November 20, 1939 - February 26, 2017

CORTLAND- Robert "Bob" Roman, 77, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 following a long illness. He was born November 20, 1939 in Warren, a son of the late Joe and Gertrude Roman. Bob retired from Republic / WCI Steel in 2001 after 46 years of dedicated employment. Bob will be remembered as an avid motorcycle rider and enthusiast. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annette Roman; and...
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Darlene Kay Antoinette

February 20, 1948 - February 13, 2017

Darlene K. Antoinette, age 68, passed away on February 13, 2017 at Concord Care Center of Cortland, Ohio. Darlene was born on February 20, 1948 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to George W. and Betty J. (Macerelli) Antoinette, whom preceded her in death. Darlene is survived by her daughters Charleen Buncic of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Colleen (John) Rouzzo of Cortland, Ohio; her two grandsons Anthony...
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Robert L. Bowser

September 1, 1923 - February 12, 2017

BOWSER, Robert L. Of Bristolville Robert L. Bowers, age 93, passed away on February 12, 2017 at his home. Robert was born on September 1, 1923 in Guard, Maryland to Earl & Naomi (Savage) Bowser. He proudly served our country during WWII in the Navy as a Seabee. Following his service he spent his career as a skilled millwright for Copperweld Steel. On September 5, 1947 he united in...
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Lavonne Bump

December 1, 1922 - February 1, 2017

BUMP, Lavonne "Bonnie" M. Mecca Township Lavonne "Bonnie" M. Bump, 94, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on February 1, 2017. Bonnie was born in Johnston Township on December 1, 1922 to George & Gertrude (Siler) Stanley. She was a 1940 graduate of Johnston High School. On October 11, 1946 she was united in marriage to Max E. Bump whom preceded her in death on March 14,...
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Sadie Tomlinson

May 29, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Sadie L. Tomlinson passed away Friday January 20, 2017, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born May 29, 1932 in Franklin, PA the daughter of Arthur A. & Mae G. (Beach) Dunlap. Sadie moved to Mecca as a teenager where she met the love of her life, Donald L. Tomlinson. They married December 15, 1951 in Logansport, Indiana and were together 57 years before he...
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Gertrude Armstrong

December 11, 1921 - January 17, 2017

Trudy Armstrong, 95, passed away on January 17, 2017 at Lake Vista in Cortland. She was born in Chester Township on December 11, 1921. She retired as the Clerk Treasurer for the Village of Jefferson. Trudy loved to tend her gardens, working crossword puzzles and reading. She was known for her crocheting and knitting and used her talent to make hundreds of lap blankets for hospice organizations,...
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Richard Manz

June 4, 1948 - January 13, 2017

CORTLAND- Richard (Rick) J. Manz, age 68, of Cortland, passed away peacefully on Friday morning January 13, 2017 at the Windsor House of Champion. Rick was born June 4, 1948 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania to the late George J. and Jane (Baucic) Manz. He was a 1966 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School; and he retired after many years of service at Thomas Steel. Rick was an avid Football fan,...
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Helen M. Carlton

April 21, 1934 - January 11, 2017

CORTLAND- Helen M. Carlton, age 82, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Trumbull Memorial Hospital surrounded her family and loved ones. Helen was born April 21, 1934 in Fowler, Ohio to the late Frank and Bertie (Lindsley) Huffman. She was a member of the Cortland Christian Church, and she enjoyed quilting, baking, and gardening. Helen was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. Helen is...
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Ralph A. Lambright

September 29, 1922 - December 29, 2016

Ralph A. Lambright, 94 of Bristolville, a former resident of Cortland entered into rest on December 29, 2016. Ralph was born September 29, 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio the son of Ray Tracy & Mabel Ellen (Saum) Lambright. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard during WWII. Ralph worked 28 years as a machinist for Wean Manufacturing in Warren retiring in 1987. He enjoyed planting and...
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Richard G. Edgar

August 18, 1934 - December 28, 2016

Richard G. Edgar age 82 of Mecca passed away December 28, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. Richard was born on August 18, 1934 in Niles to the late Charles & Minnie (Franco) Edgar. While attending Niles schools, Richard met the former Shirley Swauger whom he married on June 20, 1953. Richard spent his career working for Republic Steel before retiring from LTV...
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John Fleischer

December 27, 2016 - December 27, 2016

CORTLAND- John Fleischer, age 94, got a call to active duty by the Lord on December 25, 2016. He was born on April 2, 1922 in Warren, the son of Simon and Rose Meister Fleischer. John attended East Jr. High School and proudly served his country in the Army's 83rd Infantry, 331st Division during World War II, landing at Omaha Beach and served in the European Theater. John was awarded the Bronze...
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Janet Rose Canfield

December 23, 1922 - December 14, 2016

Janet Rose Canfield, 93 passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on December 14, 2016. Janet was born in Sharon, PA on December 23, 1922 to John & Maida (Hightree) Jones. On June 8, 1940 she married Wilbur Canfield whom preceded her in death on April 12, 1978. She spent her career working as a secretary for Maplewood Schools Treasurers Office. She enjoyed volunteering and...
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James Frantz

December 5, 1964 - December 13, 2016

James Frantz, 52, passed away after a brief illness on December 13, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Jay was born December 5, 1964 in Warren to the late Charles H. & Fern (DeGood) Frantz. He worked for 27 years for Denman Tire until their closing. Currently he was employed in maintenance at Lake Vista. When he wasn't hanging out with his family telling stories, Jay could be found hunting...
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Judith A. Griffith

February 27, 1943 - December 11, 2016

BRISTOLVILLE- Judith A. Griffith, 73, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. She was born on February 27, 1943, in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late, Vere and Blanche (Barnard) Fickes. Judy was a 1961 graduate of Howland High School. She married her husband James "Shag" Griffith, Sr. on December 2, 1987. Judy loved spending time with her family, especially...
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Kelly O. Dawson

March 26, 1968 - December 9, 2016

Kelly O. Dawson, age 48, of Orwell, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic after a courageous battle with cancer. Kelly was born March 26, 1968 in Warren, Ohio to the late Betty and William L. Dawson. He worked at Kraftmaid in Orwell for many years. Kelly enjoyed listening to music and watching movies. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother William M....
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Roger I. Dicintio

April 1, 1951 - November 29, 2016

Cortland – Roger Dicintio, 65, of Cortland passed away Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016. Roger was born April 1, 1951 in Warren, the son of the late Tony & Mary DiCintio. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends. Roger was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Roger is survived by his sisters; Marian Sidote and Connie (Gary) Vingle all of Cortland. He also survived...
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Zella Faye Jones

March 7, 1927 - November 23, 2016

Zella "Faye" Jones, age 89 of Bazetta Township, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield. She was born March 7, 1927 in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Ernest Clair and Bertha Jane Kelly Oaks. Her family moved to Vienna in 1931. Faye was a 1945 graduate of Vienna High School and worked in the office of Taylor Winfield...
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Jean Strimel Davis

July 4, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Jean Strimel Davis Jean S. Davis, age 89, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Lake Vista surrounded by her family. Jean was born July 4, 1927 in McDonald, Pennsylvania to the late Herman and Pearl (Lewis) Strimel. Jean and her husband Gomer came to the Cortland area in 2006 from Greensburg, Pennsylvania; they spent many winters in Palm Bay, Florida. Jean was a member of...
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Donald Earl Rigg

November 12, 1967 - November 21, 2016

Donald "Rink" Earl Rigg, 49 passed away Monday evening with his father by his side at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls. He was born November 12, 1967 in Warren the son of Claud H. and Dona Marie (Thorpe) Rigg. He loved trucking, 4-Wheeling and watching car races. He is survived by his beloved children Tyler (Ashley) Rigg and Tara Lynn Rigg, his father Claud Rigg, his sisters Sandy Sellers,...
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Joyce Ann Caruso

June 11, 1945 - November 20, 2016

Cortland- Joyce Ann Caruso, age 71, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Joyce was born June 11, 1945 in Buffalo, New York to the late Henry and Louise (Piskorz) Musialowski. She married Anthony Caruso on August 26, 1967 and came to the Cortland area in 1975. She was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church and had strong religious...
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Michael Cleal

April 5, 1982 - November 5, 2016

Michael D. Cleal, age 34 passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 5, 2016. Mike was born on April 5, 1982 in Warren to Timothy Cleal & Kristy Hamilton. A memorial service for Mike will be held on Friday November 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; 490 N. High St. Cortland. Besides his parents, Mike is survived by his sister Amanda Cleal as well as many other...
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Gwendolyn Sikorski

July 21, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Gwendolyn Sikorski, age 93 passed away November 4, 2016 at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. Gwen was born in Cleveland on July 21, 1923 to Albert & Lenna (Croft) Babcock. She married Joseph Sikorski on July 25, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1982. Gwen spent her career working in assembly for GE before retiring in 1989; however her true passion was art. She attended the Art Students League...
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Dorothy J. Wilkes

December 5, 1924 - October 28, 2016

Bazetta Twp- Dorothy J. Wilkes, age 91, passed away Friday afternoon at St. Joseph Medical Center. Dorothy was born December 5, 1924 in Cortland to the late William and Effie (Grogg) Hefner. She was a member of Bazetta Christian Church. She was employed by Mullins Manufacturing and Linville Clothing; she was also the secretary and bookkeeper for the family business. Dorothy enjoyed painting...
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Dolores Jean Ward

April 1, 1930 - October 19, 2016

Dolores "Jean" Ward passed away on October 19, 2016 at Shepherd of the Valley. She was born April 1, 1930 in Warren Ohio the daughter of Norman and Verna Mae Walters. She was a Cortland resident her entire life. She was the valedictorian of the Bazetta class of 1948 and played the trumpet in the band. She married William C Ward II on March 27, 1950 and they shared 58 years of marriage prior to...
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Kimberly A. Lody

November 8, 1965 - October 10, 2016

Cortland- Kimberly Ann Lody, 50, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loved ones after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 8, 1965 in Warren, Ohio the daughter of Robert M. Lody and Linda S. Carder. She was a graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Joint Vocational School for animal care, she was also President of the FFA. For many...
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Kenneth Carnsew

July 3, 1944 - October 7, 2016

Kenneth Weldon Carnsew, age 72, died October 7, 2016 at University Hospital after a short illness. He was born July 3, 1944 to Weldon & Mary (McPheron) Carnsew. During the Vietnam War, Kenny proudly served in the Army. He was a carpenter by trade and retired from Gibson Construction. He lived his entire life in Mecca and served as a township trustee. A lifelong hunter, Kenny served as president...
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David A. Munnell

April 7, 1959 - September 20, 2016

David A. Munnell, age 57 passed away September 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born in Warren, OH on April 7, 1959 to Lawrence & Betty Jane (Cavender) Munnell. Growing up in Howland he was active in scouting and graduated from Howland High School. A talented guitarist you could hear him play with the bands Strobe Nation and Nothing Pure. He was also an extensive collector of Hot...
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Richard L. Spencer

February 26, 1934 - September 18, 2016

Cortland – Richard L. Spencer, 82, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 19, 2016 at Signature Health Care in Warren, OH after a battle with Leukemia Richard was born on February 26, 1934, at home in Cortland, OH; a son of the late Reed C. Spencer and Hazel M. (Karr) Spencer. He was a lifetime resident of Cortland and has lived in the same house he was born in with his parents and later...
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Margaret Felton

September 17, 1930 - September 18, 2016

Margaret M. Felton (Marge), 86, of Cortland, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, OH on Sunday September 18, 2016. She was surrounded in love by her family as she left this life to join her husband, Norman Felton, who preceded her in death on December 21, 2004. They had been married for 51 years. Marge was born on September 17, 1930 in McDonald, OH, the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Kish...
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Harriet W. Hoskins

July 10, 1920 - September 12, 2016

Harriet Winifred Hoskins, age 96 of Cortland, fell asleep in death Monday morning, September 12, 2016, at Cortland Healthcare Center. She was born July 10, 1920 in Cortland, the daughter of the late Fred D. and Frances Carrie Levitt Shumaker. Harriet was a graduate of Fowler High School and a 1938 graduate of the Derma-Way Cosmetology School in Michigan. She along with her husband, Hayes C....
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Joanna Maher

October 21, 1931 - September 7, 2016

Joanna Maher, 84, of Bristolville, died on September 7, 2016 at 6:45 am, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Joanna was born on October 21, 1931, in Alton, WV, a daughter of the late Freeman and Mary (Johns) Zickefoose. She worked for Normandy Productions as a plastic press operator for over 40 years. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping and hitting up garage sales. Joanna was an...
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Caliope Diakakis

July 15, 1945 - September 4, 2016

Cortland – Caliope "Clara" Diakakis, 71, passed away Sunday morning, September 4, 2016 at the Hospice House in Poland, OH. Clara was born in Warren, OH on July 15, 1945, a daughter of the late Nick and Mary (Hray) Economos. She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and found employment at the United States Air Force Base in Vienna, OH. She was a member of St. Demetrios Greek...
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Diane Hay

March 7, 1945 - August 31, 2016

Diane E. Hay, age 71 passed away on August 31, 2016 at Community Skilled Health in Warren. Diane was born in Greensville, PA on March 7, 1945 to Glenn & Della (Clark) Douglass. She married her high school sweetheart, Harold Hay, on January 20, 1960. She retired from Allegheny Typewriter where she worked as their bookkeeper. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harold; her children Chris...
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John C. Lowry

October 28, 1933 - August 28, 2016

John C. Lowry, 82, of Cortland, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:05 am. He was born October 28, 1933, in Somerset, Pa. a son of the late John and Katherine (Shaffer) Lowry. John graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1951. John proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He later went on to receive his Bachelors in Education from Springfield College...
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Majorie Pauline Henson

July 2, 1920 - August 26, 2016

Marjorie Pauline Henson, 96, of Cortland, went home to be with the Lord, on August 26, 2016 at 3:40 am at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. Marjorie was born on July 2, 1920 in Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late Knotts and Cleora (Hanger) Chenoweth. Marjorie graduated from Calhoun County Middle-High School. She then attended West Virginia State College earing her Bachelor's degree in...
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Leo E. Hodgkiss

August 10, 1938 - August 15, 2016

Leo E. Hodgkiss, 78 of Johnston Township died Monday morning, August 15, 2016, at Hospice House in Poland. He was born August 10, 1938 in Tarrs, Pennsylvania the son of the late Raymond E. and Sibbit Baird Hodgkiss. Leo worked in the transportation department at Copperweld Steel for 43 years, retiring in December 2000. He was an avid fan of Indy car racing and attended the Indianapolis 500...
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Helen O. Phillips

February 2, 1929 - August 13, 2016

Helen O. Phillips, 87, of Fowler, went home to be with the Lord, early Saturday morning on August 13, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Helen was born on February 2, 1929 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Frank and Velma V. Virag. She was a 1949 graduate of Fowler High School, and a lifelong resident of Cortland. She was a proud member of St. Roberts Church, in Cortland. Helen...
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Karen L. Bauer

March 8, 1942 - August 8, 2016

JOHNSTON- Karen L. Bauer, 74, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Just Like Home Assisted Living in Warren, following a twenty five year battle with cancer. She was born on March 8, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late, Alvin and Annabelle (Barnum) Bauer. Karen graduated from Maplewood High School in 1960. She was retired from Packard Electric. A memorial service will be held on...
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Harold L. Richman

October 6, 1933 - August 8, 2016

Harold L. Richman, age 82, of Bristolville, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at his residence. Harold was born October 6, 1933 in Mecca to the late Howard and Nina (Shaffer) Richman. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Harold married his wife Martha on October 28, 1956. Martha was the love of his life. They had three children, Tim (Angie) Richman, Karen (Bob) Oviatt, and Deborah (Bob) Stern. Three...
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Velva J. Clupper

May 25, 1939 - August 4, 2016

Velva J. Clupper, age 77, of Cortland, died Thursday, August 04, 2016 at her residence. Velva was born May 25, 1939 in Hartford to the late Kenneth E. and Ruth E. (Brown) Jones. She was a graduate of Hartford High School. Velva retired from Packard Electric. She was a member of Hartford Community Church, and the National Corvette Restores Society. Besides her parents, she is preceded in...
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Kathryn J. Lew

August 27, 1952 - August 2, 2016

Kathryn J. Lew, age 63, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, August 2nd at Select Specialty Hospital in Warren. Kathryn was born August 27, 1952 in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Inez (Torquato) Aquilino. Kathryn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Robert's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Myron Lew whom she married May 17, 1975; her...
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Mary Frances Martin

July 10, 1928 - July 10, 2016

Cortland- Mary F. Martin, 87, of Cortland, passed away Sunday evening at her residence surrounded by her daughters. She was born July 27, 1928 in Buffalo , New York, a daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa (Neilan) Mosko. Mary Frances has lovingly reunited with her husband, Benjamin Martin. Even going through the terrible journey of Alzheimer's, Mary was still a joy to be with, and she kept...
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Dorothy Stern

May 27, 1928 - July 9, 2016

Bristolville – Dorothy I. Stern, 88, passed away Saturday morning, July 9, 2016 at Washington Square Health Care in Warren, OH, surrounded by her family, after a long illness. Dorothy was born on May 27, 1928 in Cameron, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Halcie Phillips and Ray Strawn She was a proud homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, canning, baking, cooking, and playing Domino's...
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Elizabeth Mae Hefner

February 7, 1920 - July 7, 2016

Cortland – Elizabeth "Betty" Hefner, 96, passed away Thursday evening, July 7, 2016 at Manor of the Autumn Hills in Niles, OH. Betty was born on February 20, 1920 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Newswanger) Trupe. She was a 1936 graduate of Vienna High School and attended Warren Business School. She found employment at Hillside Hospital working with Accounts...
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Norman Ray Fiest

July 11, 1931 - June 27, 2016

Fowler Township----- Norman R. Fiest, 84, of Fowler Township, died Monday evening June 27, 2016 at Hospice House of Poland, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Norman was born on July 11, 1931, in Warren a son of the late William H. and Jesse (Hites) Fiest. Norman attended Farmington High School. He co-owned and operated Fiest Hardwoods, Inc. and NRF Hardwoods for over 30 years, as...
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Kenneth E. Smith

November 8, 1933 - June 27, 2016

Cortland------- Kenneth E. Smith, 82, died June 27, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following complications from pneumonia. He was born November 8, 1933 in Warren, a son of the late Kenneth and Frances (Pilgrim) Smith. He attended Leavittsburgh High School. He proudly enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country for two years. Kenneth worked at Copperweld Steel as a supervisor;...
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Suzanne M. Bonds

February 24, 1948 - June 20, 2016

Suzanne M. Bonds, 68 of Bristolville, died at her home, on June 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm. Suzanne was born February 24, 1948 in Mentor, Ohio, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Kolzar Naumann. She was a 1966 graduate of Mentor High School. Suzanne was a devoted house wife and mother. Suzanne spent countless hours crafting and teaching the art of miniature dollhouses and accessories. She was an...
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Lucinda Mae Morrison

September 30, 1924 - June 19, 2016

VIENNA- Lucinda Mae Morrison, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at her home in Vienna. She was born on September 30, 1924 in Whitehaven, PA, daughter of the late Maude Carene Hawbook Foursner and Harry S. Peters. Lucinda was a member of the Vienna Assembly of God. She married her late husband Edward Albert Morrison on July 4, 1942. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2012. Lucinda...
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Frank Fucci, Jr.

September 22, 1928 - June 9, 2016

Champion – Frank Fucci Jr., 87, passed away Thursday morning, June 9, 2016 in Warren, OH. Frank was born on September 22, 1928 in Meadville, PA, the son of the late Frank Fucci Sr. and Helen Davis. He was a graduate of Meadville High School in Meadville, PA. After high school he married his wife, Elizabeth A. Fucci on October 18, 1946 and started their family together. He was a proud...
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Dacie P. Amon

March 13, 1932 - June 7, 2016

WARREN- Dacie P. Amon, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born on March 13, 1932 in Gassaway, WV, daughter of the late Marvin Virgil and Beulah Dent (Seal) Perrine. Dacie was an active member of the Warren Church of God where she served in the women's ministry, Sunday school and on the flower fund. She served as Tentant Association...
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F. Kash Smith

June 29, 1936 - June 6, 2016

F. Kash Smith, 79 of Cortland died Monday evening, June 6, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital from complications of Guillain-Barre' syndrome. Kash was born June 29, 1936 in McConnellsville, Ohio the son of the late George and Lois Schoonover Banas. He was adopted at age 5 by his maternal grandparents, Pearl and Frank Smith. Kash attended school in McConnellsvile and attended Kent State...
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Mirriam Ellen Finch

February 20, 1923 - May 20, 2016

FARMDALE- Mirriam Ellen Finch, 93, passed away on Friday morning, May 20, 2016 at Concord Care of Cortland. She was born on February 20, 1923 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late John Charles and Edith Clara Mae (Griffith) Gouldthorpe. Mirriam had a heart of gold and was a member of various clubs and groups in Trumbull county over her long and wonderful life. She was an active member of Greene...
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Helen Elizabeth Watson

December 6, 1931 - May 8, 2016

Helen Elizabeth Watson, age 84, of Johnston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:45 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Helen was born December 6, 1931 in Idamay, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lewis and Julianna (Maruse) Boros. Helen was a proud member of Johnston Federated United Methodist Church and participated for years , putting on puppet shows and reading to...
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Lois M. Smith

December 17, 1941 - May 4, 2016

MECCA- Lois M. Smith, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She was born on December 17, 1941 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late, John and Elizabeth (Hill) Duncan. Lois was a lifetime resident of Mecca. Lois married her late husband, Ernest R. Smith on June 28, 1963. Lois was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and enjoyed watching the game show...
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Cristin Elizabeth Urso

July 21, 1981 - April 17, 2016

Cortland Cristin E. Urso, age 34 from Cortland, died Sunday April 17, 2016. She was born on July 21, 1981 in Warren the daughter of Karen (Smith) Porter. Cristin attended Howland High School. She loved her dogs and spending time on the beach. Cristin will be sadly missed by her only son Owen Porter, her mother Karen Porter of Cortland whom she made her home with, two brothers; Frank Styno of...
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Peggy Marie Burnette

February 15, 1956 - April 5, 2016

Peggy M. Burnette, age 60 died at her home on April 5, 2016, following a brief illness. Peggy was born on February 15, 1956 in California, a daughter of Melvin Mankins and the late Maddie Weeks. Peggy was a homemaker and loved to cook and bake for all her family and friends. She would spend countless hours watching birds and other wildlife. Peggy's nieces and nephew would come up and spend...
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Howard C. EdwardsSr.

August 9, 1931 - April 4, 2016

Howard C. Edwards, Sr. of Fowler Township died Monday morning, April 4, 2016, at the age of 84, from complications of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born August 9, 1931 in Warren, the son of the late Howard and Julia (Knight) Edwards. He was raised in Niles and later lived on his father's and grandfather's farm in Liberty, Ohio. Howard was a 1949...
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David L. Biggin

November 12, 1947 - February 27, 2016

David L. Biggin, 68, of Warren, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, after losing a battle with cancer. David was born on November 12, 1947 in Warren, a son of the late Donald L. and Marjorie (Sipps) Biggin. David attended Lakeview High School. He joined the Army, and a Vietnam veteran, serving his country proudly for two years. He worked in the oil fields and as a...
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Ruth Marie Cole

November 21, 1925 - February 10, 2016

Ruth Cole, 90, formerly of Wexford, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio after a lengthy battle with dementia and pneumonia. She was born on November 22, 1925 in Chireno, Texas, daughter of the late, Felix and Laura Mae (Lazarine) Y'Barbo. After high school, Ruth moved to Leavittsburg, OH and worked at Trumbull Lamp for ten years....
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Esther B. Holik

June 27, 1927 - January 9, 2016

Esther B. Holik, 88 formerly of Johnston Township, died Saturday morning, January 9, 2016, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. She was born June 27, 1927 in Warren, the daughter of the late Glenn Otis and Myrabell Button Burnett. She had been a Johnston Township resident for 61 years. Esther was a 1945 graduate of Mecca High School and worked at Burlington Coat Factory for 13 years until...
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Deloris Hershberger

October 27, 1940 - January 8, 2016

Cortland – Deloris Hershberger, 75 passed away Friday evening, January 8, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown, OH. Deloris was born on October 27, 1940 in Logan OH, a daughter of the late Delbert Raymond Freeman and Maxine Deloris Freeman. She was a 1958 graduate of Howland High School. After high school she married her high school sweetheart, Harry Hershberger on May 27, 1958...
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Michael E. Boran, Jr.

July 1, 1947 - December 14, 2015

Michael E. Boran, Jr., 68 of Cortland, died Monday afternoon, December 14, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic of a sudden illness. He was born July 1, 1947 in Warren, the son of the late Michael Eric and Philomena Dorothy Skrownski Boran. He was a Trumbull county resident most of his life. Michael was a 1965 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Youngstown College. He served in...
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Judy Carol Shamrock

April 4, 1950 - December 13, 2015

Judy Carol Shamrock, 65, of Cortland died suddenly on December 13, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic during surgery. Judy was born April 4, 1950 in Chillicothe, Oh a daughter of LaVere (nee Rose) Ellis and Jack Ellis and the late Robert C. Master. Judy was a 1968 graduate of Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, CA. She worked for 27 years at Warren General Hospital and St. Joseph hospital as a...
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Betty Jane Michalski

November 25, 1921 - December 13, 2015

Betty Jane Michalski, 94, of Greene Township died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at St. Joseph Heath Center, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on November 25, 1921 in Greene Township a daughter of the late Henry and Gladys (Hitchcock) Manes. Betty was a 1939 graduate of Greene High School. She worked for Maplewood North Elementary School as a cook for 20 years. Betty was a proud member of...
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Helen S. Rood

February 22, 1922 - December 12, 2015

West Mecca – Helen S. Rood, 93, passed away Saturday morning, December 12, 2015 at Windsor House of Champion. Helen was born on February 22, 1922 in Johnson, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Ada (Grant) Smalley. She was a life-long resident of West Mecca and a 1940 graduate of Mecca High School. She found employment at Packard Electric as an Office Clerk for 30 years until she...
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Walter W. Conley

December 5, 1922 - November 16, 2015

Walter W. Conley, 92, peacefully passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Cresson, PA, the son of the late Ray and Lydia Barr Conley. Walter was a graduate of Fowler High School and Youngstown College (YSU). He worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Taylor-Winfield in Warren, retiring in 1984, and was a veteran who proudly served during WWII in the U.S....
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Bill D. Brown

November 6, 1941 - November 6, 2015

FOWLER TWP.- Bill D. Brown, 74, passed away from his earthly life and went to be with the Lord at his home with his family and friends around him on Friday, November 6, 2015. He was born on November 6, 1941 in Somerset, PA to Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Koontz) Brown. Bill married his wife, Patricia (Costello) Brown on July 8, 1978. Bill worked as an auto body technician and then as head...
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Mary G. Ellway

May 21, 1924 - November 5, 2015

CORTLAND- Mary G. Ellway, 91, passed away on November 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. She was born May 21, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio to Marcel P. and Helen Monroe Arnal. She graduated from Fowler High School, St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing as part of the Navy Cadet Nursing Corp, Youngstown State University and received her Master's degree from the University of Dayton. She worked as...
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Alden J. Horner

January 20, 1934 - November 4, 2015

Alden J. Horner, age 81, of Johnston Township died Wednesday November 4, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Health Center. He was born on January 20, 1934 in Reynoldsvile, Pennsylvania a son of the late Robert B. and Jessie (Geer) Horner. Alden severed in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He worked in steel industry as a crane operator for Van Huffle and Wheatland Tube for over 35 years. He...
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Lester Alan Ayres

March 23, 1947 - October 12, 2015

Lester Alan Ayres, 68, formally of Mecca died Monday October 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm at his home. Lester was born on March 23 1947 in Cambridge, a son of the late Everett Lloyd and Delma Irene (Atkinson) Ayres. Lester attended West Farmington High School. He worked at Packard Electric on the line as a slitter operator, he retired after 32 years. Lester was a proud member of the Cortland Moose Lodge...
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Dorothea L. Snowden

October 10, 1932 - October 5, 2015

Dorothea Louise Snowden, 82 of Cortland passed away peacefully, at her home, on October 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm, with her family and Cross Road Hospice by her side. Dorothea was born October 10, 1932 in Clarksburg, PA, a daughter of the late William and Georgina (Whittaker) Eakins Dorothea was a 1950 graduate of Braceville High School. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, and spending time with...
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Wesley C. Duff

July 21, 1945 - September 29, 2015

Wesley Clayre Duff, 70, of Fowler, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at The Manor at Autumn Hills in Niles after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and cancer. He was born on July 21, 1945, and was the son of the late Craig Wesley and Lillian Mae (Weaver) Duff. He was raised in Fowler and graduated from Fowler High School in 1963. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps during...
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Sally Ann White

January 2, 2015 - September 24, 2015

CORTLAND- Sally White, 78, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born on January 2, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of the late, John and Jeanie (Beaver) Balogh. Sally married her late husband, Robert B. White, Sr. on September 23, 1955. She was retired from Buffalo Plastics in Andover, Ohio. Sally enjoyed crocheting, canning and...
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Edith Davis

March 30, 1926 - September 21, 2015

Edith Davis, 89 of Niles, formally of Cortland died September 21, 2015 at 7:05 am. at Shepard of the Valley in Niles, surrounded by her family. Edith was born March 30, 1926 in West Mecca, a daughter of the late Melvin and Flossie (Lenney) Overmier-Schilliger. Edith worked as a waitress for Perkins Restaurant for several years. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and...
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James R. Stewart

November 13, 1926 - September 19, 2015

James R. Stewart, 88 of Cortland died on September 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm at Washington Square Nursing Home in Warren, OH. James was born on November 13, 1926 in Fort Mitchell, KY, a son of the late Jesse R. and Alice P. (Ball) Stewart. James was 1943 graduate of Cincinnati High School. After graduation he enlisted in The United States Navy as a firefighter serving from 1943 to 1946 over seas...
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Robert g. Dunch, Jr.

April 25, 1961 - September 13, 2015

Bazetta – Robert G. Dunch Jr., 54, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2015 at his home. Robert was born on April 25, 1961 in Warren, OH, a son of the late Robert G. Dunch Sr. and Helen (Hartwich) Dunch. He was a 1979 graduate of Lakeview High School and was employed with American Welding and The City of Warren Sanitation Department. He was a member of the Mecca Moose Lodge #1012. He...
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Michael Alan Shaffer

May 7, 1958 - September 8, 2015

Michael A. Shaffer, 57, passed away on Tuesday September 8, 2015 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Born May 7, 1958 in Munich, Germany, he lived in Cortland, Ohio before joining the U.S. Army as an officer. Upon leaving the military, Michael returned to Ohio to assist in the family business. Michael eventually moved to Massachusetts where he worked for Veracode Security Company as a Software...
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Eugene Gene Cordray

September 19, 1935 - August 25, 2015

Eugene L. "Gene" Cordray, 79 of Bristolville, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born at home on the family farm in North Jackson on September 19, 1935, the son of the late Leslie W. and Thelma Broadsword Cordray. Gene fought a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma for over 15 1/2 years. Gene graduated from Jackson Milton...
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Mollie Susan Moore

September 22, 1938 - August 25, 2015

CORTLAND- Mollie Susan Moore, 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born on September 22, 1938 in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. and Alma (Worls) Thornton, Sr. Mollie was a member of West Mecca United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Mecca Wealthy Rebekah Lodge #278 and the Women of the Moose...
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Norma J. Grayson

March 22, 1930 - July 19, 2015

Norma J. Grayson, 85 of Cortland, died peacefully in Kissimmee FL, Sunday, July 19, 2015 after a lengthy illness. She was born February 22, 1930 in Burghill, the daughter of the late Maurice and Helen Banning McElrath. She had been a longtime Cortland resident. Norma was a 1949 graduate of Cortland High School. She retired from Delphi Packard Electric in 1987, after 28 years service, where...
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Alberta Grace Hammond

April 22, 1924 - February 12, 2015

BAZETTA- Alberta Grace Woofter Hammond, age 90, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7:21 p.m. at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born April 22, 1924, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of the late Karl Woofter and the late Ethel Mann Woofter. Mrs. Hammond graduated from Mecca High School as class Valedictorian in 1942. On March 6, 1943 she married her late...
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