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Dominic A. Baudile, 84

GIRARD – Dominic A. Baudile, 84, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 26, at his home.

He was born Feb. 26, 1922 in Youngstown, the son of Larry and Josephine (Tesone) Baudile.

Dominic retired from U.S. Steel McDonald Works in 1980 after 35 years of service, where he worked as a coiler well.

He was a member of St. Rose Church and enjoyed playing Bocce at the IFH in Girard.

He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Scaglione, whom he married Sept. 1, 1945; two sons, Larry (Loretta) Baudile of Boardman and Daniel (Laurie) Baudile of Mineral Ridge; two daughters, Laura “Penny” Monteneri and Angela (Frank) Buonavolonta, both of Girard; six sisters, Jenny Bart and Gina Terlecky, both of Sharon, Pa., Dolly Lattanzi of Liberty Township, Helen Latronica and Betty Delbene, both of Youngstown and Nancy Ponzio of Girard; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild.

There will be a funeral Mass Monday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church.

There will be prayers at 10:30 a.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home prior to the church Mass.

Calling hours will be Sunday, July 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Angelo G. Catone

NORTH JACKSON – Angelo G. Catone passed away July 26 at The Cleveland Clinic.

Angelo was born Oct. 20, 1956 in Hubbard, the son of Angelo J. and Cecelia Mozzillo-Catone, both still living in Hubbard.

Angelo was baptized at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hubbard and was employed by Miller Yount Paving as a heavy equipment mechanic and was still working.

He leaves his wife, Karen A. Hoschar-Catone, whom he married Oct. 3, 1984; a son, Angelo Dominic Catone of North Jackson; five daughters, Maria Ann, Jenna Marie, Rachel Jane, Gina Rae and Karen Jean Catone, all of North Jackson; two brothers, Joseph and Bartholomew “Bart” Catone, both of Hubbard; four sisters, Maria Catone of Hubbard, Carol (Randy) Sylvester of Duncannon, Pa., Rafael (Jerry) Langley of Brookfield and Jane (Dr. Paul) Bertolasio of Girard; three granddaughters, Alyssa Marie Catone, Jaylyn Horschar and Kaylyn Hoschar; and a grandson, Austin Hoschar.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Wayne Hoschar.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the McClurkin Funeral Home, 222 S. State St. in Girard.

There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Church in Hubbard, preceded by prayers at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home.

Leola B. Collins, 75

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a funeral service at noon on Monday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Leola B. Collins, 75, who departed this life Tuesday at Camelot Arms Care Center.

She was born July 27, 1931 in Youngstown, a daughter of George A. and Calenthe Black Davis.

Mrs. Collins was a day care worker and a short order cook and attended Our Way Ministries.

She leaves a daughter, Lauretta J. Ware, with whom she made her home; six siblings, Mary Logan and Winston Davis, both of Youngstown, Wilkie Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., Calenthe Counts and Rosetta Stone, both of Shreveport, La., and James (Vivian) Davis of Girard; two grandsons, Duane (Alisia) Davis of Columbus and Walter Davis of Youngstown; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Philomena DeGenova

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Philomena DeGenova passed away July 26.

She was born Feb. 14, 1922 in Youngstown, and moved to Jacksonville in 2001 from Maryland.

Mrs. DeGenova is survived by her daughter, Marianne DeGenova of Jacksonville; a brother, Nick (Diane) Musolino of Girard; a sister, Mary (John) DePasquale of Struthers; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, 6200 South Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Funeral services will follow at the chapel of the funeral home.

Interment will be at Paradise Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are being handled by the Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas.

Ralph E. Dingess Sr., 83

VIENNA – There will be funeral services at the Chafin Funeral Home in Delbarton, W.Va., for Ralph E. Dingess Sr., 83, who died Wednesday evening at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Ralph was born Aug. 13, 1922 in Williamson, W.Va., the son of David L. and Roxie (Curry) Dingess and came to this area in 1971 from Cleveland.

Ralph retired as an assembler from General Motors in Lordstown July 1, 1983 after 13 years. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the VFW in West Virginia. Ralph served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946.

He is survived by his daughter, Darlene Ball of Grapevine, Texas; sons, Jerry of Vienna and Ralph (Vickie) of Austintown; sisters, Marie Foraker of Flushing, Betty Preston of Dulow, W.Va., Alice Murie of Norgross, Fla. and Isabelle Runyon of Beckley, W.Va; brothers, David of Omaha, Neb., Jack of Dayton and Billy Joe of St. Albans, W.Va.; grandchildren, Rachel Spangler, JoAnne Dingess, Samantha Fields, Chrissy Shoff and David Brown; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie (Mahon) Dingess, whom he married Feb. 14, 1948; and two brothers, John L. and Wallace.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

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Nora Ann Felger, 71

CANFIELD – Services will be Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church for Nora Ann Felger, 71, who passed away Tuesday at Forum Northside Hospital.

Nora was born March 27, 1935 in Steubenville, the daughter of Thomas Edward and Ann Mary Brady Barton.

She was a graduate of South High School and had worked as a self-employed bookkeeper in Canfield for many years before retiring. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and had been involved in scouting while raising her family.

Her husband, Harold Felger, whom she married Feb. 19, 1955, died June 24, 1997.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy A. (Terry) Rusu and Kathleen M. (Bill) Rusu, both of Austintown; six sons, Kevin E. (Susan) of Craig Beach, Charles E. (Bettie) of Phoenix, David A. (Kris) of Hawaii, Harold E. Jr. of Austintown, Edward T. of Key West, Fla., and Lawrence J. of Canfield; a sister, Helen L. (Robert) Knuff of Hubbard; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son Harold T. Felger, and two brothers, Robert L., and Thomas E. Barton.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary D. Fitzpatrick, 93

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NILES – Mary D. Fitzpatrick, 93, of 402 Lincoln Way, formerly of Plattsburgh, N.Y., died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at her daughter’s residence.

Mary was born Feb. 3, 1913 in Plattsburgh, the daughter of Alexander and Cecile Telestone Aubin.

She was a nurse’s aide at Plattsburgh County Home and Physical Hospital for 20 years. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Niles and several bowling leagues at McKinley and Crest Lanes and enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing.

Her husband, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, whom she married Aug. 3, 1931, died March 26, 1990.

She will be deeply missed by two sons, Roger Fitzpatrick and wife Helen of Rainbow Lake, N.Y., and Timothy Fitzpatrick and wife Maureen of Bath; two daughters, Gail Buck and husband Frank Thompson of Deltona, Fla., and Patricia Rufh, with whom she made her home; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Fitzpatrick; two grandsons, Michael Rufh and Brett Fitzpatrick; a granddaughter, Jonelle Buck; three brothers; and three sisters.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the 2:30 p.m. funeral services Saturday at the Joseph Rossi Funeral Home in Niles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Forum Health Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi Funeral Home in Niles.

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Donnie William Gayles, 57

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Donnie William Gayles, 57, who departed this life on Tuesday, July 25.

Mr. Gayles, loving known as “Don Juan,” was born Jan. 27, 1949 in Youngstown, a son of Rivers W. Jr. and Erma Jean Foster Gayles.

He was a graduate of North High School and received his culinary degree from Choffin Career Center. He had been employed by the Youngstown Steel Door Company for 15 years, retiring on disability in 1982.

He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a former coach for the Northside Knights Little League Football Organization and enjoyed socializing and being with family and friends.

He leaves to cherish and forever hold dear his memory two sons, Donnie Talley of New Castle, Pa., and Marcus Gayles of Youngstown; three sisters, Jacqueline (Jerome) Miller and Francesca Gayles, both of Youngstown, and Renee Muldrow of Columbus; two brothers, Larry and Alvin Gayles, both of Youngstown; a niece, Shawneka Gayles of Columbus; four nephews, Arzell Muldrow, Donta Muldrow and Jovan Gayles, all of Columbus, and Vincent McCarley Jr. of Youngstown; and a host of relatives and friends.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are by the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

Nicholas G. Ginnis, 29

CAMPBELL – Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church for Nicholas G. Ginnis, 29, of Sanderson Avenue, who passed away Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Ginnis was born June 15, 1977 in Youngstown, a son of Phillip and Patricia Chmelik Ginnis.

A 1995 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, Mr. Ginnis was a member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church and was an industrial painter at A-1 Maintenance. He lived his life his way. He was always happy, always had a smile on his face and was very fun to be around and very generous with his money. He loved to travel and loved his nieces and nephews.

A loving son, brother and nephew, he leaves to cherish his memory his parents; two brothers, George (Tina) Ginnis of Campbell and Drew (Julie) Ginnis of Lowellville; his nieces and nephews, Taylor, Trisha and Phillip and Sarah, Phillip and Brooke; his aunt, Diane (Michael) Yanek of Struthers; his uncle, Dennis (Diane) Chmelik of Fairlawn; and his aunt, Sylvia Maillis of Campbell.

His paternal grandparents, George and Anna Ginnis, and his maternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Chmelik, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell, where a Trisagion service will be at 8 p.m., and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Atty. John T. Jakubek, 76

CANFIELD – There will be services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Maron Church in Youngstown for Atty. John T. Jakubek, 76, who passed away Thursday morning at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1929 in Campbell, a son of John Jay and Josephine Nellie Dulkiewicz Jakubek.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Jakubek was a 1947 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, a 1950 graduate of Kent State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science, and a 1956 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law.

He was an attorney, having served as assistant Mahoning County prosecutor from 1968 to 1984, a former law director for the City of Campbell and as an acting judge in Campbell.

He was a member of St. Maron Church, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post No. 560, the Mahoning County and State of Ohio Bar Associations, the Ohio State University Alumni Association and many civic and professional organizations and was a former member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Campbell. He had a great love for his family, friends and Ohio State football.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Josephine A. Saadey, whom he married Feb. 4, 1956; his children, Dr. John (Paula) Jakubek and Barbara Jean Jakubek, both of Canfield, and Atty. Joseph (Stephanie) Jakubek of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Robert (Mitzie) Jakubek of Youngstown; and four grandchildren, Joy and J.J. Jakubek, both of Canfield, and Jennifer and Jayme Jakubek of Vancouver, Wash.

His parents and a brother, William, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of the Valley.

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Edward V. Lee, 77

YOUNGSTOWN – Edward V. Lee, 77, departed this life Monday at his residence.

He was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Prichard, Ala., a son of Ned and Bertha Blair Lee.

Mr. Lee retired as an inspector with the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was a member of Phillips Chapel C.M.E. Church and VFW Donald Lockett Post No. 6488.

He was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII.

He leaves his children, John Wolf, Peyton (Lorie) Lee and Amy Lee, all of Cleveland, Mary Chappelle and Lavenda Lee, both of Youngstown and Emeka Smith of Decatur, Ga.; his stepchildren, Charles (Geegee) Vaughn Jr. and Alice Carter, both of Harrisbug, Pa., and Carmen (Donald) Stewart of Cleveland; a sister, Gladys Kilpatrick of Cleveland; and 17 grandchildren.

His wife of 40 years, the former Vizzel Wooding Vaughn, died in 2000.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the F.D, Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

Andrew M. “Smokey” Liptay, 88

YOUNGSTOWN - Andrew M. “Smokey” Liptay, 88, passed away late Wednesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Andy was born Feb. 5, 1918 in Youngstown, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Spak Liptay, and was a lifelong area resident.

He served as a rifleman and sergeant in the U.S. Army for four-and-a-half years during WWII and was in charge of a 25-man squad within the 81st Division.

Mr. Liptay worked at U.S. Steel, Ohio Works, for 40 years, retiring from the 43” rolling mill as a foreman in November of 1977. He was a member of St. Christine Church and enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Andy leaves his wife, Mary Louise Harter Liptay, whom he married Sept. 30, 1950; two sons, Michael (Barbara) Liptay of Sandusky and Charles (Brenda) Liptay of Columbiana; a daughter, Barbara (Frank) Funk of Wayland; eight grandchildren, Karen (Dan) Newman, Michael (Karina) Liptay, Mary (Mark) Towns, Andrea and Tracy Funk and Tiffany, Sarah and David Liptay; three great-grandchildren, Jadyn Towns and Allison and Olivia Newman; a brother, Edward Liptay of Boardman; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Liptay of Girard.

Besides his parents, Mr. Liptay was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Martin and George Liptay, and a sister, Helen Leone.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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William A. Parker, 91

POLAND – There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Struthers for William A. Parker, 91, who entered into rest Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

He was born Oct. 20, 1914 in Hartford, Conn., a son of the late Alman and Catherine Keenan Parker.

After graduating from Buckley High School in Hartford, he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Services in Hartford for 30 years, retiring in 1972. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during WWII.

He was a member of the Holy Spirit Church in Lake Wales, Fla., NALC-Branch 86 in Hartford, Commander of American Legion Post No. 0339, a life member of VFW Post No. 7361 in Fedhaven, Fla., NARFE and president of the Nalcrest Residents Association.

He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Lesnansky, whom he married April 21, 1983; a son, William A. (Marjorie) Parker Jr. of Manchester, Conn.; two daughters, Judith (John) Cunningham of Wethersfield, Conn. and Mary Beth (Thomas) Natalie of East Hartford, Conn.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Dennis (Donna) Hassay, David and Paul Hassay, all of Poland; eight stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Ficucello; and two sisters; Emma Biggins and Elizabeth Dillon.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the VFW Post No. 7361, in c/o John Cauese, 1410 Chamberlin Loop, Lake Wales, FL 33853.

Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery with military funeral honors in Bushnell, Fla.

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Rosalia Newman Penner, 101

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services at 11 a.m. today at the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home for Rosalia Newman Penner, 101, the widow of Myron Penner, who passed away Monday, July 24, two days after her 101st birthday.

Rosalia was a lifelong resident of Youngstown and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1926 with a degree in education.

Mrs. Penner was active in numerous charitable organizations throughout her adult life. In addition to her service to such organizations as the Red Cross, Hadassah, League of Women Voters and the Fresh Air Camp, she had volunteered in excess of 1,500 hours to Heritage Manor prior to becoming a resident.

Her charitable work continued well into her 100th year as she coordinated the Linus Project at Heritage Manor, where she resided for the past six years. The Linus Project provides hand-knitted blankets to Tod's Children Hospital.

Rosalia is survived by her sons, David (Benita) Penner and Stephen Penner; four grandchildren, Howard Penner, Leslie (Craig) Nuesca, Harriet (Erik) Osbeck and Miki (Gregg) Herman; two great-grandchildren, Jake Nuesca and Holden Osbeck; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Congregation Rodef Sholom, or the donor’s preferred charity.

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

John M. Talbert, 85

HUBBARD – John M. Talbert, 85, died Wednesday morning, July 26, at O’Brien Memorial Health Care Center.

He was born June 13, 1921 in Pomona Mills, N.C., a son of John and Laura Ruth Talbert and lived in Hubbard for 47 years.

Mr. Talbert worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Corporation for 32 years, retiring in 1978. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in Central Europe. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hubbard Post No. 3767. He enjoyed fishing, all sports and dirt auto racing, and was an avid Browns and Indians fan. John especially enjoyed being with his family.

He leaves his wife, the former Mary Gorol, whom he married July 22, 1944; a son, Paul E. Talbert of Hubbard; a daughter-in-law, Sharon E. Talbert of Hubbard; two granddaughters, Stacy (Joe) Trobek of Masury and Laura Talbert of Pittsburgh; and three great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Ashley and J.T. of Masury.

His parents and a son, John M. Talbert preceded him in death.

There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Algie E. Thompkins Sr., 85

YOUNGSTOWN – Services for Algie E. Thompkins Sr., 85, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church of God in Christ. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Howard-Rhoden Memorial Home.

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Cassandra “Cassie” Nicole Thompson, 16

KINSMAN – Cassandra “Cassie” Nicole Thompson, 16, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren from injuries sustained in an accident.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1990 in Warren, the daughter of William Dale Thompson and the late Jacquelyn Lee Kenee.

Cassie enjoyed dancing and photography, but she had a passion for both reading and writing poetry.

She is survived by her father, Wm. Dale Thompson of Kinsman; a brother, Curtis Thompson; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Thompson Comer and Vanessa Thompson Richards; her maternal grandparents, Peggy and Clair Roush; her paternal grandmother, Bernice Thompson; several aunts and uncles, Chrissy and Ron Parks, Melodie and Monte Long and Pam and Joe Acierno; and several nephews and many cousins, as well as her close friend and cousin, Jenna Hart.

Besides her mother, Jacquelyn Kenee, who died Feb. 16, 2003, Cassie was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William Thompson.

She will be deeply missed by her family and her close friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland.

Burial will be at Johnston Township Cemetery in Johnston.

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Jean Goodwin Wagner, 65

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – Jean Goodwin Wagner, 65, died, Thursday, July 27, at her home.

She was born Dec. 11, 1940 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Dr. Vernon L. and Ruth Huxley Goodwin.

Jean attended Pine Manor Jr. College in Wellsley, Mass., and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She was a member of the Junior League, the Alumnae Club of Chi Omega and the Women’s Committee of St. Paul’s Ivy. Jean retired as a customer service representative from AAA of Virginia.

She is survived by two sons, John David Wagner of Richmond, Va., and Douglas Andrew Wagner of Charlottesville; a daughter, Nina Wagner Austin and her husband Christopher J. Austin of Arlington, Va.; an aunt, Jessie Goodwin of Canfield; several cousins, Peggy Welter of Bridgeport, Conn., Diana Pfister of Lancaster, Pa., and Barbara Cannon of Aurora; and two grandchildren, Margot Huxley Austin and Andrew Huxley Austin.

There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, with the Rev. Miller Hunter officiating, at St. Paul’s Ivy, where the family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send contributions to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Ste. 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Piedmont, the nurses of the seventh floor of Martha Jefferson Hospital Interventional Department and also the ladies of HomeInstead Senior Care.

Hill & Wood Funeral Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Clem S. Young, 93

PETERSBURG – Clem S. Young, 93, of 14500 state Route 170, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana, where he had been a patient since March.

Mr. Young was born March 2, 1913 in Enon Valley, Pa., a son of the late Jess and Laura Mercer Young and had resided in the community since 1976 coming from Koppel, Pa.

He had been employed as a welder for the former Babcock and Wilcox Steel Company and later had owned and operated the Young and Craun Welding Company in Koppel for 30 years, retiring in 1976.

He had been a member of the Koppel Sportsman Club.

His wife, the former Anna “Louise” Hazen, whom he married Dec. 27, 1934, preceded him in death April 5, 1987.

He is survived by four daughters, Arlene Adkins of Columbus, Phyllis Kuhn of Darlington, Pa., Helen Duff of York, S.C., and Kay Frances Miller of Charleston, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Mildred A. McMorran of Chippewa, Pa.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Young.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home in East Palestine.

There will be funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Hoffman of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will be at Little Beaver Cemetery.

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Myron Michael Zets, 65

AUSTINTOWN – There will be services Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, and at 9:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church for Myron Michael Zets, 65, who passed away Tuesday evening at Forum Health Northside Medical Center following a 10-week battle with cancer.

Myron was born April 14, 1941 in Youngstown, the son of Michael and Mary (Senchesak) Zets.

A 1959 Austintown Fitch High School graduate, he received a B.A. in math and economics from Youngstown State University in 1968. He was a senior production planner in the merchandising department at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., retiring in September of 2003 after 35 years of service. Upon retirement, he was a volunteer tax aide and volunteered at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

He was a member of the YSU Alumni Association, the Ohio Cultural Alliance and the Youngstown Playhouse and was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadette (Layshock) Zets, whom he married Jan. 20, 1963; two sons, Dr. Jeffrey M. Zets of Richmond Heights and Todd P. Zets and wife Diane Dragus Zets of Copley; a brother, Gerald (Elizabeth) Zets of Canfield; two sisters, Beverly (Jerry) Zelonish of Spring, Texas, and Cheryl (Thomas) Danko of Canfield; a sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Layshock of Cortland; two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Sarah) Layshock of Austintown and Richard of Phoenix; and several nieces, nephews and especially his Pinegrove Avenue neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother- and father-in-law, Peter and Margaret Layshock; and a brother-in-law, Robert Layshock.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be a 7:30 p.m. prayer service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made in Myron’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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