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Trevor Alan Batton

CANFIELD – “Our Lord blessed us with a gift of a loving Trevor Alan Batton on May 27, 1984, and called him home on July 14. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and will be forever in our hearts.”

Trevor loved children and animals. He was an avid history enthusiast and reader. He was a great friend, brother and son who gave his love unconditionally.

He leaves his mother, Lauri and husband John Bujak of Los Gatos, Calif.; his father, Timothy Batton and wife Maura of Canfield; his sisters, Emily McHenry and family of Midland, Pa., Jennifer Batton and family of Houlka, Miss., and Olivia Batton of Canfield; his brothers, Bryan and Lance Batton of Canfield; his grandparents, Jane and Robert Sullivan of Sistersville, W.Va., and Marilyn and Robert Taylor of Hudson; and Trevor’s dog, Boo.

Preceding Trevor in death were his grandfather, Ralph Batton of West Union, W.Va., and a sister, Maureen Adele Batton of Canfield.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA, 15050, where there will be a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

He will be buried with his sister, Maureen Adele Batton, the following week at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, Additional information will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity, especially related to animals.

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Coralie A. Brayer, 72

POLAND – Coralie A. Brayer, 72, of 5654 Clingan Road, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Sunday evening at her residence.

Mrs. Brayer was born in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Harry and Georgia Russell Fullerton.

A 1951 graduate of Shaler High School, she worked as a real estate agent with Burgan Real Estate for 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Holy Family Church in Poland.

Mrs. Brayer enjoyed traveling, reading, cross stitching, crafts and, most of all, enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond J. Brayer, whom she married Dec. 27, 1952; six children; William (Jo Ellen) Brayer of Gaithersburg, Md., Lou Ann (Gary) Brindle, of Pittsburgh, Jeff (Tamra) Brayer of Houston, Georgine (Daniel) Ruff of Mentor, Raymond (Shari) Brayer of Franklin Tenn., and John (Sherry) Brayer of Youngstown; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William and Martin Fullerton.

Services will be private.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

Memorial contributions may be given in Mrs. Brayer’s name to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.


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Jerry E. Casey, 78

HUBBARD – Jerry E. Casey, 78, died Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

He was born April 26, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of Jerry and Teresa Adams Casey, and lived in Hubbard for 45 years.

Mr. Casey was a bricklayer for the Republic Steel Division of LTV Steel Corp. for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Jerry enjoyed traveling, swimming and working puzzles.

He leaves his wife, the former Alice DeSantis, whom he married June 10, 1961; two sons, Anthony (Mary Lou) Pascarella and William M. (Bridget) Casey, both of Dayton; two daughters, Annette (Steve) Micheline of Hubbard and Joyce Pishkur of Clayton, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Casey.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard.

There will be funeral services Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Hubbard.

To view this obituary and to send condolences to the family, please visit www.kelley-robb.com.


Dorothy Mae Chitea

GRAND BAY, ALA. – Dorothy Mae Chitea, a native of Leetonia and a resident of Grand Bay, died Saturday, July 15, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Chitea was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Nicholas Chitea, and her sisters, Billie Baulo and Betty Beltempo.

She is survived by three children, Anthony (Rayna) Chitea of Naples, Fla., Lauren (George) Franklin, of Covington, La., and Nikki (Jim) Armstrong, of Grand Bay; a sister, Beverly Mango, of Leetonia; six grandchildren, Geoffrey Chitea, Daniel Chitea, James Dalton, Risa Penton, Ashli McEwan and Holli Armstrong; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. from the chapel.

Interment will be at Mobile Memorial Gardens.

Funeral arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL 36619.


Chester Dombrosky, 74

LEESBURG, FLA. – There will be graveside services at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Florida National Cemetery with the Lake County Honor Guard for Chester Dombrosky, 74, who died Monday, July 10.

Mr. Dombrosky was born in Vienna and moved to Leesburg 12 years ago from Ohio.

He was a retired driver for the Schwebel Baking Company in Ohio. He was of the Catholic faith and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Albert) Joiner of Lordstown; a brother, John Dombrosky of Leesburg; a sister, Esther Aronica of Leesburg; and two grandchildren, Nicole Peterson and Christopher Peterson.

Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by the Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg.


Huley Thomas Forest II, 63

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at noon on Friday at Washington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Alexander officiating, for Huley Thomas Forest II, 63, who departed this life Friday evening at his home.

Mr. Forest, affectionately known as “Bootsie,” was born May 31, 1943 in Philadelphia.

He was a 1963 graduate of The Rayen School and was a member of the U.S. Army. He was employed at Jubilee Homes and formerly employed at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Shane Security, The Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown, CCA Prison and provided lawn care services in the valley.

Mr. Forest was active in his community and he had a love for working with children. He was a scoutmaster for the Boys Scouts of America No. 33 and coached little league football. He was a member of the “He & She” Pinbuster League, The Swans Bowling League, 4-H Club, Steel City Sportsman Club and the Hubbard Conservation Club. He was known as “Goldduster” over the CB radio.

He enjoyed baking, fishing and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother of Youngstown; his loving wife of 43 years, the former Mary L. Stean at home; two sons, Huley Thomas Forest III and his wife Digna and Louis Forest, and two daughters, Lisa and her husband John Colmon and Matasha and her husband Patt, all of Youngstown; three sisters, Barbara Garner of Youngstown and Laura and her husband Hampton Dukes and Jenny Haywood, all of Philadelphia; a brother, Cleman and his wife Gwen of Cleveland; a goddaughter, Elisa Miles of Maume; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Green McCall; a brother, Leslie Forest; a granddaughter, Tasharla Forest; and his mother- and father-in-law, Squire and Manolia Cross.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Belmont Park Cemetery.

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Angelo C. Fumi, 89

CHICAGO – Angelo C. Fumi, 89, formerly of Youngstown, passed away on July 15, in Chicago, after a prolonged illness.

He is survived by his children, Leonard (Lucy) of Charlotte, N.C., Barbara (Richard) Maicach of Austin, Texas, Raymond (Suzanne) of Lansing, Ill., and Lawrence of St. Petersburg, Fla., and nine grandchildren. He was a loving brother to Cecilia, Betty Mele and Rudy, and the late Mary Ellen, all formerly of Youngstown.

Services are private.


George C. Fynes, 58

AUSTINTOWN – George C. Fynes, 58, passed away suddenly at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Health Center of a heart attack.

George was born Aug. 24, 1947 in Youngstown, the son of the late Thomas and Ethel “Dolly” (Anderson) Fynes, and moved to Austintown from Girard in 1998.

A 1965 graduate of Girard High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Youngstown State University.

George was currently working at the Champion Corporation, where he worked in the inventory control department. George was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

He was a member of the New Bedford Presbyterian Church in New Bedford, Pa., where he was the director of its choir and an elder. He was a member of the Praise Quartet and was past president of the Girard-Liberty Rotary.

George was an avid gardener and enjoyed the outdoors.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Debra L. (Kuhn) Fynes, whom he married Oct. 24, 1998; his mother-in-law, Dorothy (Flowers) Walters; two daughters, Melissa (Ted) Schmitt of Boardman and Jessica Fynes of Youngstown; two stepsons, Thom (Cathy) Clark of Mogadore and Jason (Cyndi) Clark of Warren; a sister, Jacqueline (Steve) Boesel of Baltimore; four grandchildren, Alexander Nicholas Schmitt, Drew Vaughn, Tom Clark III and Katie Clark; special quartet friends, Dan Mook and Pat Mentzer; and by a host of family and friends.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the New Bedford Presbyterian Church, 157 Woodland Road, Pulaski, PA 16143, with the Rev. Douglas Runyan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Friends and family may view obituaries and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


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Patricia Georgiadis, 80

LIBERTY – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Schiavone Funeral Home for Patricia Georgiadis, 80, who died Sunday afternoon at her residence.

Patricia was born Aug. 3, 1925 in Farrell, Pa., a daughter of Samuel and Jennie Stepcich Kekich.

A 1943 graduate of Farrell High School, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

She is survived by two sons, Michael of Columbus; a grandson, Peter of Columbus; and three brothers, Paul of Hermitage, Pa., and Pete and Steve of Youngstown.

She was preceded n death by her parents; her husband, Peter “Skitty” Georgiadis, whom she married March 3, 1951 and died Dec. 19, 1992; four sisters, Sophie, Sally, Mary and Shirley; and two brothers, Daniel and Michael.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to leukemia and cancer societies.

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Mary Kalapos, 89

LAKEWOOD – Mary Kalapos, 89, formerly of Youngstown, died July 12, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Butska) Kalapos, the sister of George (Annette Benedis) Kalapos of Spring Hill, Fla., the late Michael (Media Sethman) Kalapos and the late Ann (Nick) Lipa .

There were private services.

F.J. Corrigan Funeral Services in Orange Village handled the arrangements.


Joseph K. Koplin, 83

WARREN – Joseph K. Koplin, 83, died Sunday, July 16 at Forum Health Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

He was born April 25, 1923 in Revloc, Pa., the son of Nick and Anna Dubetsky Kropolinsky.

A 1941 graduate of Evensburg Cambria High School in Pennsylvania, Joseph joined the U.S. Navy shortly after high school. He served three years in the Navy during WWII and was stationed in the Pacific. After his discharge, Joseph came to the Warren area and, along with his brothers John and Alex, became owner/operator of the Progressive Photo Supply Inc. in downtown Warren. He retired from the business in 1988 after 35 years.

Joseph was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Church in Warren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Rosko Koplin of Warren, whom he married Sept. 12, 1948. Together they shared 57 years of marriage and a son, Jarriel Koplin who resides in Clarkston, Mich. He is also survived by a brother, John Koplin of Liberty; two sisters, Mary Taipola of Long Island, N.Y. and Helen Christin of Warren; three step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Alex and Dr. Nicholas Koplin.

Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter & Paul Church, where the Rev. Robert Karl will conduct a funeral Mass at 11 a.m..

Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery, where military honors will be observed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel.

To view this obituary on line or to send condolences, go to www.robertsclarkchapel.com.



Jonathan L. Little, 83

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services at noon on Thursday at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Jonathan L. Little, 83, who departed this life Thursday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mr. Little was born July 30, 1922 in Petersburg, Va., a son of Rev. William H. and Beatrice Gorham Little.

A 1941 graduate of The Rayen School, he was an Army veteran, having served during WWII. He was a faithful member of the South Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed daily breakfast at the McDonald Restaurant on Market Street with friends. He had been employed at Republic Steel for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1981.

His wife, the former Frances M. Powers, whom he married in 1957, passed away in 1988.

He will forever be remembered in the hearts of his children, Frances N. Little, at home, Janice (Ronald) Patton of Youngstown and Joyce C. Tanner of Maryland; six grandchildren, including Calysta A. Prather, at home; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earnest N. Mostellar; a daughter, Glynnis C. Jones; three sisters, Garnett Harris, Dorothy Reese and Viola Little; and a brother, William Little Jr.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Jonathan Lukin, 44

TORONTO, CANADA – There will be graveside services at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Cemetery on Aurora Road in Solon for Jonathan Lukin, 44, who died Tuesday, July 11.

He was born June 28, 1962 in Cleveland, to Marvin and Judith Lukin.

He graduated from Austintown Fitch High School and received a B.A. degree in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, which he attended on a Horsburgh Scholarship. After receiving his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, he began his research on the structure of hemoglobin using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

At Pittsburgh’s Mellon Institute, his work on computer modeling of large proteins addressed the mechanism by which HIV spreads within human cells.

From March 2003 to January 2004, Dr. Lukin worked as an NMR scientist for Affinium Pharmaceuticals in Toronto. Subsequently, he performed structural studies on proteins as a research associate at the Ontario Cancer Institute.

He enjoyed photography, novels and travel.

He is survived by his parents of Canfield and his brother, Joshua of Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Ave. South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-8804.

Arrangements are being handled by the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.


David A. Metzger Jr., 39

AUSTINTOWN – David A. Metzger, Jr., 39 passed away Sunday afternoon at The Cleveland Clinic.

David was born May 28, 1967 in Youngstown, a son of David A. Metzger Sr. and Joan Daniels Johngrass.

He attended Cardinal Mooney High School and was a graduate of Harding Business College. He retired from Dacas Nursing Systems as a health care aide in 2001 and had also worked for Dairy Mart and Mac Door.

David was a notary public, enjoyed watching football and NASCAR and loved animals.

Surviving him are his father of Youngstown; his mother, with whom he made his home; two brothers, Navy Chief Steven (Sherry) Metzger of Mississippi and Richard (Brenda) Metzger of Boardman; two half sisters, Dene’ Scacchetti and Deborah Broll, both of Youngstown; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are two grandmothers, Catherine Metzger and Erma Taylor, and a grandfather, Harold Daniels.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Stanley B. “Murph” Mruczek, 87

BOARDMAN – There will be services Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Rossi Bros. Funeral Home in Boardman and at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown for Stanley B Mruczek, 87, who passed away Sunday July 16, at St. Elizabeth Health Center after a brief illness.

Stanley will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends.

He was born April 15, 1919 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Blasius and Louise (Szymura) Mruczek.

Stanley served in the U.S. Army, where he rose to the rank of sergeant Company “B,” 13th Battalion, 4th Regiment. His decorations and citations for his service included the American Theater Service Medal.

Prior to his military service, Stanley was employed by the Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh. After his WWII service, he worked more than 30 years as a mill right in production and maintenance for the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. He was active for many years in Untied Steelworkers of America Local No. 1418, where he served as a treasurer for a number of years as well as shop steward and Grievance Contact.

Stanley was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, where he often served as a commentator and server. He was a long-standing member of the Catholic war Veterans Post No. 1222 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1423.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of more than 50 years, the former Anne Lipka; his two children, Charles (Barbara) Mruczek of Youngstown and Cheryl (John) Mruczek-Sharp of Wilmette, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Laura and Robert Mruczek.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Coitsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that material contribution in Stanley’s memory be made to Hospice of the Valley in Boardman.

Rossi Bros. – A Family Owned Funeral Home

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Donald W. Parcher, 75

FOX POINT, WIS. – Donald W. Parcher, 75, entered eternal life with the Lord, joining his son Jamie, his parents, Wayne Donald and Dorotha and his stepfather Charles Winn Parcher, on July 9.

He had been a longtime resident of Fox Point. He was not only a devoted and loving husband of Cherie Lee Parcher but also her constant companion and best friend. He was the cherished father of the late James Drew Parcher.

A 1947 graduate of Chaney High School in Youngstown, Don was proud to serve his country in the Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at Ellis Island, bringing the news to his fellow citizens. For more than 30 years before his retirement, Don was an outstanding television and radio anchorman for WFMJ. His dedication to the community, the love he had for his wife and the loyalty he had to his friends will live on in their memories.

“Until we see you again Don, thank you for everything and in the meantime, words cannot express the loss we feel.”

Don is further survived by a treasured niece, Sally (Joe) Taylor; his caring godson, Gorm Yoder and Gorm’s father, the best man at Don’s wedding, John Yoder; by his treasured cousins, Nathalie (James) DeCamp and Laura Caleb; and numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and wonderful friends, including his wonderful neighbors, Dennis and Chris Nash, and their three children, Carolyn, Gail and John.

Visitation was Monday at the Feerick Funeral Home in Shorewood, Wis., after which family and friends gave a final toast to Don in celebration of his superb life.

There will be funeral services at 1 p.m. today at the Kingo Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Olive St. in Shorewood.

Interment will follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In loving memory of Don, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Kingo Lutheran Church or to the American Heart Association Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.


John Carl Paulitz, 93

SHARON, PA. – John Carl Paulitz, 93, of 1256 Glenwood Drive, passed away peacefully at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006 in Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage, Pa.

He was born Monday, June 16, 1913 in Farrell, Pa., to John and Theresa Weiss Paulitz, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Paulitz graduated from St. Joseph’s School in Sharon and worked for more then 40 years as a cement mason out of Union Hall No. 526 before retiring in 1978.

A lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church in Sharon, he was one of their oldest members and served as an usher and bingo worker, and formerly belonged to their Holy Name Society.

He loved the outdoors, and he especially enjoyed his garden.

His wife, the former Helen Regina Baker, whom he married May 4, 1940, passed away Jan. 13, 1998.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Justine M. Yost and husband William of Butler, Pa., and Judith A. Paulitz, with whom he made his home; two sons, John J. Paulitz and wife Mary Ann of Hubbard, and J. Daniel Paulitz and wife Jeanie of Sharon; a sister, Anna Dumbroski of Grove City; two brothers, Leonard Paulitz and wife Connie of Mont Clair, Calif., and Frederick Paulitz and wife Ruth of Ipswich, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Lisa Ellis and husband Dr. Brian Ellis, William J. Yost and wife Karen, David Yost and wife Beth, Michael Yost and wife Cheryl, Christopher Paulitz and wife Diane Paulitz, Craig Paulitz, Joel Paulitz and wife Debbie, and Kelly Wells and husband Jeff; and four great-grandchildren, Shauna McPherson, Alexandra Yost and Gage and Logan Wells.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his five sisters, Theresa, Elizabeth, Mary, Louise and Catherine Paulitz, and one brother, Floyd Paulitz.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St. in Sharon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church, with the Rev. T. Shane Mathew, Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph’s Church officiating.

Interment will be at St. Rose Cemetery in Hermitage.

Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net.

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Edward A. Rossell, 88

GIRARD – Edward A. Rossell, 88, passed away Saturday evening, July 15, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

Edward was born April 6, 1918 in Girard to the late Clark and Clara Patterson Rosselle, and was a lifelong resident of Girard.

Edward served in WWII as an engineer in the South Pacific and later served in the Army Air Corps as a waist gunner on a B-24 in European operations, completing 30 missions as a member of the 446 Bomb Group. Ed had the distinction of being the first drafted from Girard at the beginning of the war.

He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Girard for 77 years, where he served many positions, including head deacon at the time of his death.

Edward married the former Leona Jean Gier of Valley Falls, Kan., in 1946, and together they raised two sons. Ed and Leona recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Leona; two sons, Richard and wife Jude and Don and wife Kathie; and four grandchildren, Andrea, Kim, Jen and Donnie.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Blackstone Funeral Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at The First Baptist Church in Girard.

Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to the church fund.

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James L. Sarber, 75

WARREN – James L. Sarber, 75, formerly of Newton Falls and Fellsburg, Pa., died at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gillette Nursing Home of natural causes.

He was born March 23, 1931 in Webster, Pa., the son of James L. Sarber and Dorothy E. (Ries) Sarber, and had lived in Howland Township and the Warren area for the past 14 years.

Mr. Sarber was a supervisor at International Mill Service (IMS) in Monessen, Pa., for 39 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Newton Falls United Methodist Church and a life member of the NRA.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mr. Sarber is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Olive E. Brown of Warren, whom he married July 9, 1953; two daughters, Sharon (Gerald) Lenarcic of Newton Falls and Cynthia (Don) Chaybin of Greenville, Pa.; two sons, James B. (Bonnie) Sarber of Niles and Randy (Karen) Sarber of Braceville; two sisters, Sally Baumgardner of Florida and Susan Sarber of Monessen; a brother, Lanny (Janice) Sarber of Belle Vernon, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Kerri Howdershelt, Megan Sarber, Haley Lenarcic, Molly Lenarcic, Katy Chaybin, Jessica Sarber and Felicia Williams; and a great-granddaughter, Maggie Rose Fogel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jan Bell; and a brother, George Sarber.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St. in Newton Falls.

There will be funeral services at noon on Thursday at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Arrangements are being handled by the James Funeral Home.



John Glenn Schneider, 43

NORTH LIMA – John Glenn Schneider, 43, of 11770 Market St., passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Mr. Schneider was born May 26, 1963 in Salem, the son of Jack and Shirley Hull Schneider.

John was a lifelong area resident. He worked for Kaleel Brothers Trucking in Boardman as a janitor and maintenance man.

He was a graduate of South Range High School, attended the Good Hope Lutheran Church in North Lima and was a social member of American Legion Post No. 131 of Leetonia.

Mr. Schneider is survived by his father, Jack, and stepmother, Johnnie Schneider of North Lima; a daughter, Miss Jessica Schneider of Lisbon; a son, Mr. Justin Schneider of Lisbon; two sisters, Mrs. John (Tammy) Chuey of North Lima and Mrs. Richard (Marsha) Waldele of Poland; a half sister, Mrs. Dennis (Cindy) Fitch of Canton; a brother, Mr. David Schneider of Poland; a niece; five nephews; and a great-niece, soon to be born.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Hull Schneider.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in North Lima, with Pastor Ralph Edwards officiating.

Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the church is accepting donations in behalf of the family to help defray funeral expenses.

Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima was entrusted with the arrangements.


Katheryn M. Skaleris, 78

CAMPBELL – There will be services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, for Katheryn M. Skaleris, 78, who passed away Monday morning at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Skaleris was born July 15, 1928 in Campbell, a daughter of Michael and Maria Pikos, and was a lifetime area resident.

A graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, she was a loving mother, wife and homemaker and was a member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. She was a devoted and loving parent, who loved and nurtured her five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to watch the Cleveland Indians and Dallas Cowboys.

She is survived by her husband, Mike N. Skaleris, whom she married Dec. 31, 1950; three sons, Nicholas (Mary Lee) Skaleris, Michael Skaleris and George Skaleris, all of Campbell; a daughter, Celeste (James) Tasker of Mineral Ridge; two sisters, El Ginnis of Campbell and Helen Batianis; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Maria Skaleris; and a brother, Stacy Pikos.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Wasko Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.


Alice Friedman Solyn, 96

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be private graveside services today for Alice Friedman Solyn, 96, who died Monday morning at Heritage Manor.

Mrs. Solyn was born Jan. 23, 1910 in Youngstown, the daughter of Jacob and Celia Rudolph Friedman.

She was a former member of Rodef Sholom, El Emeth and Children of Israel Temples and volunteered at the Society for the Blind and Heritage Manor. She was also a member of the B’nai Brith Women and the Council of Jewish Women.

Her husband, Myron, whom she married in 1939, died in 1979.

She leaves her son, Dr. Richard James Solyn; her grandchildren, Melissa Solyn Lieberman, Jeremy Samuel Solyn, Lauren Michele Solyn and Michael Brian Solyn; and a great-grandchild, Rachel Cate Lieberman.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Donald Friedman; a sister, Sylvia Troup; and a daughter-in-law, Rosemarie B. Solyn.

Contributions may be made to Heritage Manor.

Arrangements by Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.


Robert “Bob” Leroy Wilson, 45


WARREN – There will be funeral services at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, for Robert “Bob” Leroy Wilson, 45, who died Saturday morning at University Hospital of Cleveland.

Robert was born Oct. 30, 1960 in Youngstown, a son of Robert Leroy “Red” and Rosemary Schilling Wilson.

He had worked in construction and roofing for more than 20 years and was employed by Ruck’s Construction of Hubbard.

He attended St. Catherine Catholic Church in Lake Milton.

He leaves his mother, Rosemary Vaughn-Sams of North Jackson; his wife, the former Cheryl “Cherie” A. Banks; 10 sons, Robert Leroy Wilson Jr., Brett Allen Wilson, Benjamin James Wilson, Brad Michael Wilson and Shawn Michael Wilson, all of Youngstown, and Christopher Brown of Florida, Bobby Wilson of Hubbard, Dennis Banks of New Cumberland, W.Va. and Donald Robert Palotsee and Timothy Daniel Banks, both of Warren; two brothers, James Hoge Vaughn of Youngstown and John Charles Sakolosh of Struthers; two sisters, Sarah Jane Schilling of Morristown, Tenn., and Dorothy Mae Krause of Akron; eight grandchildren; and his former wife and friend, Joan Marie Wilson of Youngstown.

He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Hoge Vaughn; and a niece, Angela Nicole Long.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.




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