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Helen J. Adamiak, 88

BOARDMAN – Helen J. Adamiak, 88, formerly of the Mill Creek Village Apartments, passed away Monday morning, March 5, at Assumption Village in North Lima.

Helen was born Aug. 28, 1918 in Altoona, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Julia Procko Adamiak, and came to this area in 1950.

She was a teacher with the Youngstown Board of Education and taught primarily at Kirkmere Elementary School.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and was a member of the Retired Teachers‚ Association.

Helen leaves her brother, Msgr. Leo Adamiak of Youngstown, Pastor Emeritus of Holy Trinity Church.

Two brothers, Stanley and Adam Adamiak, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 526 W. Rayen Avenue in Youngstown, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.

Please visit www.kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences on-line.


Robert J. Cardone, 61

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for Robert J. Cardone, 61, who died early Monday morning at Hospice House.

He was born Jan. 14, 1946 in Sewickley, Pa., the son of Michael and Blanche Cardone.

Mr. Cardone graduated from Youngstown State University in 1969. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.

For the past 14 years, he and his wife were owner and operator of the Warren Spring Co. in Warren. Before he opened his company, he was district sales manager for Revlon for 25 years. He was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Cardone leaves his wife, the former Helen Stanton, whom he married Nov. 23, 1968; his mother, Blanche Cardone of Coraopolis, Pa.; a daughter, Nancy Cardone of Gibsonia, Pa.; a brother, Richard Cardone of Allison Park, Pa.; and a sister, Ruth Paltek of McKees Rocks, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Cardone; a brother, Raymond Cardone; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Monic Stanton.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the McVean, Hughes and McClurkin Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice House of the Valley, 9803 Sharott Road, Poland, OH 44514.


William A. Cifalde Sr., 81

HUBBARD – There will be funeral services Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church for William A. Cifalde Sr., 81, of Warner Road, who passed away Monday at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

William was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Youngstown, a son of Carmen and Rose Anzivino Cifalde, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was an electrician for 45 years at Axelson Company in Youngstown, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard, IBEW No. 64 of Youngstown and the Youngstown-Warren Inventors Association. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

His wife, the former Theresa E. Myers, whom he married June 21, 1952, passed away June 25, 2003.

He leaves his mother, Rose Cifalde of Hubbard; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Cifalde of Poland; a brother, Anthony Cifalde, and a sister, Mary Grace Cifalde, both of Hubbard; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Cifalde of Poland.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his father; a son, William A. Cifalde Jr.; an infant son, Stephen Cifalde; and a brother, John Cifalde.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Margaret J. Danko, 95

WARREN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Thursday at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church in Warren, with celebrant Fr. James P. Walker, for Margaret J. Danko, 95, formerly of 1275 Atlantic St. N.E., who passed away Sunday evening at Windsor House in Champion.

Margaret was born Feb. 24, 1912 in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Josephine Babyak Hoynos.

She retired in 1972 as the secretary at All Souls Cemetery after 10 years. She was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Church and enjoyed traveling and reading.

Survivors include four children, Marian (Thomas) Cigolle of Seneca, S.C., Donald (Sherry) Danko of Girard, Leonard S. Danko of Rotonda West, Fla., and Marsha (Tony) Pesa of Memphis, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Hanick; her second husband, George Danko; a granddaughter, Susan Dikun; four brothers; and two sisters.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.

Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the SS. Cyril & Methodius Church Heritage Fund, 1234 High St. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.



Josephine Gentilcore, 82

WARREN – Joseph Gentilcore, 82, of Warren, died early Saturday evening, March 3, at St. Joseph Health Center.

Joseph was born March 19, 1924 in Youngstown to Anthony and Angelina (Paradiseo) Gentilcore.

A graduate of Youngstown East High School, Joseph joined the United States Air Force in 1943. He trained and served as an airplane mechanic with the 19th Bomber Group in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

He was employed by LTV Steel as a welder for 32 years, retiring in 1986, and was a member of the Eastside ITAM and the Trumbull Conservation Club and was a Leader of the Christian Brigade.

Joseph married Anna (Marino) Gentilcore on Oct. 18, 1947.

Besides his wife Anna, Joseph leaves behind a son, Donald Anthony Gentilcore of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Kathleen Ann Gentilcore of Warren; and a sister, Lucy Evans of North Jackson.

Preceding Joseph in death are his parents; a brother Michael; a twin sister, Caramel Rehak, who also died March 3, 1998; and a sister, Mary Evans.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.

The family requests that material tributes be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1296 Tod Place NW, Suite 202. Warren, OH 44485 or Richmond Heights Christian School. 25595 Chardon Rd. Richmond Heights, OH 44143.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Selby-Cole Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


Daniel M. Gentile, 90

CLEVELAND – Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the First Baptist Church, corner of Fairmount and Eaton, for Daniel M. Gentile, 90.

He was the beloved husband of Marylee (Drollinger) and the late Gretchen A. Gentile (Aiken); the devoted father of Danette Gentile Kauffman and her dear friend Diane Adams of Washington, D.C., and the late Gretchen Gentile Ma (Glenn Yeh-Shiang); grandfather of Kuan Ma (Kathleen), Yung-Yu Ma (Pauline) and Frances Yung-Ho Ma; great-grandfather of Maxine Shinlian Ma and Lydia Esther Ma; and dear uncle of Deanna Gentile, Claire Gentile, Lucy Dupree and the late Gayle Myers (Ken) and Kathy Carlson (Fred). He was also survived by his dearly loved exchange student, Basia Kulawiec.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that those who wish may make contributions to the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, 3630 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44118; Western Reserve Historical Society -The Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106; Ensemble Theatre at the Cleveland Playhouse, P.O. Box 181309, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Brown-Forward Funeral Home, 17022 Chagrin Blvd. in Shaker Heights, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.

Please visit www.Legacy.com for further information and directions.


Jeffrey L. Henry, 49

CLEVELAND - There will be a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church for Jeffrey L. Henry, 49, who passed away at his home.

He was born Aug. 28, 1957, Youngstown, the late Harry Henry and Joan Henry-Rubino.

Jeff worked in restaurant management for the past year. He loved his dogs. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Jeff leaves his mother, Joan Henry-Rubino of Boardman; sister, Christina (Daehn) Steffen of Pittsford, N.Y., and Joanie (David) Lewis of Poland; a brother, Anthony (Sherry) Rubino Jr. of East Palestine; a niece and five nephews; a stepfather Anthony Rubino Sr. of New Waterford; and a stepsister, Cheryl Rubino of Girard.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father Harry Henry.

Friends may call from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Church.

In lieu of flowers family requests that material tributes take the form of donations to St. Charles Building Fund 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.

Arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home Boardman-Canfield Chapel.



Theresa (Ross) Joy, 87

FLORIDA – There will be services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rossi Bros. Funeral Home in Boardman for Theresa (Ross) Joy, 87, who passed away Saturday morning.

Theresa was born May 22, 1919 in Meadville, Pa., the daughter of James and Concetta (Binata) Ross.

She had worked as a merchandising manager for many area department stores. Theresa was a former member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish.

Her husband, Joseph Joy, whom she married Sept. 4, 1940, passed away May 18, 1961.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she will always be remembered by her daughter, JoAnne (Conrad) DeLetis of Florida; a son, Dr. James A. (Katherine) Joy of Georgia; nine grandchildren; two-and-a-half great-grandsons; 18 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She leaves behind a sister, Pat Valleriani of Florida, and a brother, Augustine Ross of Cleveland.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary R. Yeropoli; and a brother, Anthony J. Ross.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Theresa’s name to be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Ann L. Kacenga, 95

BOARDMAN – There will be a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 124 Keystone Ave. in Campbell, for Ann L. Kacenga, 95, formerly of 94 Buell Ave. in Campbell, who died Sunday morning at Hampton Woods Nursing Home.

Ann was born June 3, 1911 in Lambert, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mary Koslick Hatala.

She had been a clerk many years ago for the A&P Grocery Store, a homemaker and a caregiver for her mother and husband. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Church and the Infant Jesus of Prague Society.

Her husband, John Kacenga, whom she married Aug. 27, 1930, died Oct. 9, 1981.

She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and David Shellito of Boardman; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Matteo, and three brothers, Joseph, John and William Hatala.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Easter Seals’ Adult Day Center, 299 Edwards St., Youngstown, OH 44502.


Joseph P. Kramar Jr., 91

MINERAL RIDGE – Joseph P. Kramar Jr., 91, of 1661 Warner Court and formerly of Smith Street in Niles, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Niles following a long illness.

He was born Aug. 15, 1915 in Wickhaven, Pa. to Joseph and Annie (Hribar) Kramar Sr.

An Army WWII veteran, he was a coal miner for 15 years prior to moving to Ohio in the 1960s. He retired in 1978 from the transportation department at Republic Steel in Warren after working 30 years.

He was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles and SNPJ Lodge No. 759 in Brownsville, Pa. His joys in life were gardening, cheering for the Steelers and especially playing his accordion for family functions and weddings.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Grace E. (Seders) Kramar, whom he married June 19, 1948; a son, Joseph P. (Betty) Kramar III of Farmdale; two daughters, Mary Ann (Russell) Minick of Mineral Ridge and Rachel Lynn Kramar and Tim McWilliams of Niles; two sisters, Mary Brandstetter of Clarksville, Pa. and Katherine Nykiel of Mineral Ridge; five grandchildren, Carrie, Joseph, Nicole, Brian and Mandy; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Kramar on July 26, 1980, and four sisters, Jennie Ometz, Annie Filchock, Rose Faulk and Dolores Tekavec.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Church, celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Kraszewski.

Burial will be at Kerr Cemetery.

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Ann (Golec) Lewis, 82

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be Thursday at noon at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home and at 12:30 at Sts. Peter & Paul Croatian Catholic Church for Mrs. Ann (Golec) Lewis, 82, who passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon at Briarfield Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 19, 1925 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gomez) Golec.

She was a housewife and homemaker who enjoyed crafts, flower gardening and birdwatching. She attended Hillman Sr. High and was a member of the church.

Mrs. Lewis will be sadly missed by many, including her husband Harry R. Lewis, whom she married March 6, 1944; a daughter, Mary L. (Michael) Cerimeli of Austintown; two brothers, Joseph (Virginia) Golec of Austintown and Paul (Mary) Golec of North Jackson; a sister, Theresa Mancini of Nebraska; and a granddaughter, Adrienne.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Charles Golec.

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

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.

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Mary Jane Ida Matune, 51

BOARDMAN – Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, for Mary Jane Matune, 51, who passed away Sunday morning at University Hospital in Cleveland after a brief, but heroic, fight against lung cancer.

A lifetime resident of the Mahoning Valley, graduating from Youngstown Ursuline in 1973 and Youngstown State University in 2000, she was employed as a Corporate Trainer for Alltel Communications, Inc. She was an award-winning nature photographer. She spent many years as a tutor for the women at the Beatitude House. She helped several women earn their G.E.D. and gain other essential life skills.

Mary Jane was predeceased by her parents, the late Michael and Ida Matune, who died in 1978 and 1996, respectively.

She is survived by her brothers, Tim (Joann) Matune of Austintown, Paul Matune of Columbus, and Mike (Maureen) Matune of Clifton, Va.; four nieces; four nephews; one grandniece; and two grandnephews. She also leaves behind a myriad of close friends and acquaintances drawn to her warmth, compassion and love of life.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road.

Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or send condolences to the family.

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Erica Jo Million, 16

WEST PITTSBURG, PA. – Erica Jo Million, 16, of Eleventh Street, died Sunday morning at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Erica was born Feb. 19, 1991 in Youngstown, a daughter of Veronica Million Passerrello of West Pittsburg and Gary Mumford of Denver, N.C.

Erica was a 10th grade student at New Castle Senior High School and was active in gymnastics and cheerleading. She enjoyed art and music.

Additional survivors include her stepmother, Debbie Bayus Mumford of Denver, N.C.; her sister, Taylor Alexandria Passerrello of West Pittsburg; her maternal grandparents, Anthony and Amber Million of West Pittsburg; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Josephine Mumford of Florida; and a maternal great-grandmother, Mary Million of West Pittsburg.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Mill Street Funeral Home, 941 S. Mill St. in New Castle, Pa., where there will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, with burial to follow at Parkside Cemetery in New Castle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Erica Jo Million Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 7728, New Castle, PA 16107.

Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send condolences.


Robert W. Peterson Sr., 67

GARLAND, TEXAS – Robert W. Peterson Sr., 67, died Saturday evening at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born July 14, 1939 in Sharon, Pa., a son of Stanley and Rhoda Perrine Peterson, and had lived in Texas since 1986.

Mr. Peterson sold life insurance most of his working career and recently worked for Lone Star Circuits, retiring in 2004. Prior to this, he was a customer service representative for J.C. Penney.

A graduate of Kentucky Christian University with a degree in ministry, Bob was a member of the Lakeview Christian Church in Garland and helped establish churches. He was a Boy Scout leader for more than 20 years and enjoyed growing bonsai trees and camping. He served with the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his mother, Rhoda Peterson of California; his wife, the former Donna L. Dripps, whom he married July 2, 1960; a son, Robert W. (Davetta) Peterson Jr. of Wallingford, Ky.; two daughters, Brenda Peterson and Deborah (Jeffrey) Skaggs, both of Royse City, Texas; an adopted daughter, Darla Larey of Royse City; a brother, James Peterson of California; and three grandchildren, Megan and Ashley Peterson and Rachel Skaggs.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, George Peterson.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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


Pauline M. Ritchart, 90

CANFIELD – Private family services will be held for Pauline M. Ritchart, 90, who passed away Friday afternoon at Briarfield Manor.

Pauline was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Maple Grove, Seneca County, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Zeis Neidlinger.

She was a graduate of Bettsville High School, where she excelled in music and athletics. Pauline moved to this area in 1984. Prior to that she resided in Tiffin and Fremont. She had a great love her family and held a deep affection for animals.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Lynch, and her second husband, Louis Ritchart.

Pauline is survived by her daughter, Mimi and husband John Baglier of Canfield; a sister, Lucille and husband Wayne Keller of Tiffin; her grandchildren, Gary (Liz) Winterburn, Tom (Phillis) Winterburn, Jim Winterburn; stepgrandchildren, James Baglier, Dennis (Ann) Baglier and Doug (Wendy) Baglier; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Joey Winterburn and Johnny Baglier, and two sisters, Marve Yeckley, and Leona Addis.

Pauline’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Briarfield Manor for their compassionate care.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Angels for Animals 4750 State Route 165, Canfield, OH 44406.

Arrangements are by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.



Annie P. Scott, 72

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a funeral service at noon on Thursday at the Ebenezer Church of God in Christ for Annie P. Scott, 72, who departed this life Friday, March 2, at her residence.

Mrs. Scott was born June 10, 1934 in Camilla, Ga., a daughter of Charles W and Willie V. Carter Bankston.

She was a homemaker and a member and First Lady of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ and its Missionary Society.

She leaves her husband, Rev. Napoleon Scott, Pastor of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, whom she married June 28, 1968; two daughters, Sonya D. Scott of Youngstown and Margaret White-Fitzpatrick of Xenia; and three grandchildren.

A sister, Ollie M Fitzgerald, and a brother, James Bill Carter, preceded her in death.

Viewing will be Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service in the church.



Clyde Leroy Smith, 69

YOUNGSTOWN – Clyde Leroy Smith, 69, passed away Saturday morning at his residence.

Lee was born Sept. 12, 1937 in Canton, a son of the late Clyde and Virginia (Romack) Smith.

He was a machinist all his life in the Youngstown area. He formerly owned Smith Engines and was a race car partner with John Beniston and Danny Lewis. He enjoyed fishing and camping and loved racing.

Clyde is survived by six children, Paul Romack, Paul Smith of Youngstown, Sherry (Frank) Rolland of Boardman, Robert Smith of Youngstown, Charlotte Lightner of Boardman and Maria (Anthony) Zimbardi of Youngstown; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and former wives, Dolores Smith and Judith Johnson.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, where a funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Contributions may be made to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, in Lee’s name.

Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view the obituary and send condolences.

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David C. Spagnola, 63

CANFIELD – There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wasko Funeral Home, for David C. Spagnola, 63, who passed away Saturday afternoon at his residence.

He was born Dec. 26, 1943 in Cincinnati and was raised in Zaleski.

Dave was co-owner of the Great Lakes Cartage Company along with his partner, Jim Cleary since 1974.

He was a 1961 graduate of Zaleski High School. A U.S. Navy veteran, he attended the U.S. Naval Radar School at Great Lakes Naval School. He served as a radar man on the U.S.S. Shad in the Mediterranean.

He was a member of the Youngstown Traffic Club and various traffic golf leagues, as well as the Salem Hills Country Club. He enjoyed golfing and had a fondness for Atlantic City. He truly enjoyed all his friends immensely.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy Tkach, whom he married June 22, 2002 in Lake Tahoe, Nev.; two sisters, Charlotte Gaughan of Columbus and Peggy LeMay of Zaleski; several nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joseph Spagnola.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wasko Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Dave’s name to either the American Cancer Society, 523 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.



Joseph A. Vernars Jr., 78

BOARDMAN – Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at Saint Charles Church for Joseph A. Vernars Jr., 78, who died Sunday afternoon at Forum Health Northside Medical Center with his family by his side.

Mr. Vernars was born May 7, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph A. and Jane Antonucci Vernars Sr. and was a lifelong area resident.

A 1946 graduate of South High School, he retired from Giant Eagle after 33 years as a retail coordinator and had been a real estate broker since 1972. Joseph was a member of the church.

He leaves his wife, the former Beverly Tobin, whom he married Nov. 7, 1952; two daughters, Linda (Jim) Rudzenski of Manassas, Va., and Joni Vernars of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; a brother, Michael (Mary Ann) Vernars of Boardman; and two grandchildren, Heather Rudzenski of Brooklyn N.Y., and Jamie (Patrick) Richardson of Pensacola, Fla..

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

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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