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Armando A. “Armie” Calderone, 79

POLAND – There will be services Friday at 9:45 a.m. at the Rossi Bros. Funeral Home in Boardman and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown for Armando A. “Armie” Calderone, 79, who peacefully passed away Sunday at his residence. Armie will always be remembered and loved by his family and numerous friends.

He was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Youngstown, the son of Salvatore and Petronella (DeFelice) Calderone, and was a lifelong area resident.

Armie was a prominent businessman in our community. He was owner/operator of Armies Electronics which he started in 1953 and is still in operation today.

He was a 1946 graduate from East High School, attended Youngstown College and then graduated from Coyne Electronics School of Chicago. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he served in the 2nd Armored Division.

Armie was very active in his community and belonged to St Dominic Church and was a long time usher for the church. He was a member of St. Dominic Dominican Laity, St. Dominic Senior Citizens, St Vincent DePaul Society, Cursillo Movement, the Youngstown Stamp Collecting Club and the Youngstown Magic Club.

He was in charge of the Italian section in the International Building at the Canfield Fair, was founder of the Youngstown-Warren Amateur Radio Club and was a HAM Radio operator whose call letters were K80RG. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada, making wine and was an avid gardener.

Armie leaves behind to hold on to his cherished memory his wife, the former Sarah Scalici, whom he married May 5. 1952; two sons, Salvatore (Jill) Calderone of Poland and Joseph Calderone of Rogers; two daughters, Patrice Calderone of Poland and Marie (David) Mauerman of Boardman; four grandchildren, Curt (Jenine) Mitchell, Chayne (Jacklyn) Mitchell, Sarina Mauerman and David (Kathryn) Mauerman; four great-grandchildren, Camryn, Caitlin, Cayden and David John; and two brothers, Alberto and James Calderone.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Susan D’Amico.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where a Cursillo Bible Service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Rossi Bros. – A Family Owned Funeral Home




Marilyn J. Cooney, 62

NORTH LIMA – Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman, and at 11 a.m. at Saint Charles Church for Marilyn J. Cooney, 62, who died Monday morning at Saint Elizabeth Health Center.

Marilyn was born June 10, 1944 in Youngstown, the daughter of Paul F. and Agnes Lyden Cooney, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1962 graduate of Ursuline High School. She retired in 1999 as executive secretary at Commercial Intertech after 33 years of service. She was a member of the church and the Ladies Golden Rose Queen of Ireland Division No. 6 and the AOH. She was also a part of the Salvation Army Kettle Program.

She leaves her brother, Jon Cooney of New Middletown; two nieces, Kelly Burke and Teri Ryan; a nephew, John Paul Cooney; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul Cooney.

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

Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4300 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

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



Evelyn “Evie” Elaine Ditchendorf

MARIETTA – Evelyn (Evie) Elaine Ditchendorf, daughter of Sarah Royer Hamilton and John R. Hamilton, born July 5, 1918, in Elgin, Ill., passed away on Sunday, March 4. She had been a resident of the Arbors of Marietta since the end of January.

Prior to her final illness, she lived on High School Lane in Marietta for nine years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert A. Ditchendorf, on Dec. 4, 1993.

She is survived by sons, Charles R. (Joyce) of Marietta and Steven J. (Annette) of Covington, La.; a half-sister, Shirley D. Hamilton, of Littleton, Colo.; her grandchildren, Heidi C. Laughery of Meadville, Pa., Beth E. Ditchendorf of Marietta, Charles F. (Carolyn) Ditchendorf of Marietta Budd (Samantha) Ditchendorf of Madisonville, La., and Todd Ditchendorf of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Richard and Charles.

Upon her graduation from Elgin High School in 1936 Evie moved to Bliss, N.Y., to be with her mother. On Nov. 5 of that year, she and Bob were married in Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a journey that between the depression and the war took them to Detroit, Schenectady and Syracuse, N.Y., and finally to Youngstown. Once settled in Ohio, Evie raised two sons, worked in retail and as a bank teller and stock transfer agent for Dollar Savings & Trust in Youngstown.

An active and doting mother, she supported her sons’ athletic events from the stands at home and away. A Charter Member of Christ Church United Presbyterian, Evie also was a fixture in the church kitchen whenever the congregation gathered around the table or sponsored a fundraising meal. She was justly famous among her sons’ friends for her pies and apple dumplings.

Upon retirement the couple relocated to Hendersonville, N.C., in 1978, and traveled extensively as representatives of The Red Book published by the National Directory of Morticians. She moved to Marietta in 1995 to be closer to family and reveled in the arrival of her great-grandchildren as the years passed.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

The family requests that any memorial gifts take the form of donations to either Habitat for Humanity or Hospice. Evie supported both of these organizations for many years.

Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes offers online condolences at www.cawleyandpeoples.com online.

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Alice B. Evans, 99

COLUMBIANA – Alice B. Evans, 99, of 930 E. Park Ave., passed away at 10:37 p.m. Saturday at the Parkside Health Care Center.

Mrs. Evans was born Dec. 22, 1907 in Philadelphia, the daughter of Jacques and Ana Juillerat.

Alice was preceded in death in 1979 by her husband, George Evans; two daughters, Helen Gentile and Mary Katherine Sundin; and a grandson, Tom Gentile Jr.

She is survived by granddaughters, Kim Gentile of Tampa, Fla. and Robin Sarver of New Waterford, and many extended members of the Juillerat and Evans families.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bethel Friends Church in Poland with the Rev. Bobby Murphy officiating.

Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima handled the arrangements.

Friends may visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to view this obituary, send condolences or sign the guest book online.


Maria Feliciano, 77

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rossi Bros. Funeral Home in Boardman for Maria Feliciano, 77, who passed away Monday evening.

She was born June 10, 1929 in Bario Capaiz, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Jose and Luisa (Torres) Rosado.

Maria will always be loved and remembered by her husband, Angel Antonio Feliciano, whom she married Aug. 15, 1954; her five children, Jose Antonio (Mary) Feliciano, Raul (Olga) Feliciano, Armando (Cindy) Feliciano, Ivan Feliciano and Norma (Craig) Dray; 14 grandchildren, Melissa (Shawn) Brown, Rebecca, Jason, Jonathon, Joshua, Heidi, Armando Jr., Sonia and Antonio Feliciano, Teara and Rivon Hackett, Bradley E. and Brittany E. Wilson, Jessica E. and Courtney M. Dray; nine great-grandchildren, Selah, Madyson, Alex, Thalia, Daniel, Kayleen, Isiah, Caleb and Bella; and all the friends that were special in her heart.

Lots of Love, Peace and Joy to all.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Jose, Minga, Flor, Isolina, Luis and Angela.

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

Rossi Bros. – A Family Owned Funeral Home



David Fink Sr., 66

YOUNGSTOWN – David Fink Sr., 66, of Youngstown died Monday afternoon at Veteran Medical Center in Cleveland after a brief battle with cancer.

David was born Jan. 1, 1941 in Boardman, a son of Roy and Mary Sykes Fink, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a self-employed carpenter and landscaper and had owned and operated the former Boardman Landscaping. He also plowed the snow for the Boardman School District for more than 30 years.

David was an avid hunter, loved to garden and in the last three years of his life, was enjoying building his hunting lodge on the Ohio River.

He is survived by two sons, David T. Fink Jr. and Tim Fink, both of Boardman; a daughter, Martha (Richard) Kane of Youngstown; four brothers, Roy of Poland, Robert and Leonard, both of Canfield, and Charles of Florida; two grandchildren, Amanda and Andria Elliott; his long-time companion, Nancy; and his beloved dog, George.

Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by his sisters, Janet Callahan and Nancy Fink.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, with Rev. Gerald Fennell officiating.

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

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.



Joseph 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; 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 7 p.m. today, 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.


J. Howard Halliday, 85

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – J. Howard Halliday, 85, died Saturday, March 3, at Liberty Health Care.

Mr. Halliday was born July 20, 1921 to the late Howard and Frances Halls Halliday in Hubbard.

James worked as a fabricator for 34 years with General Fireproofing, was employed with Wean United, and worked eight years for Heltzel Steel in Warren. He was a member of the Churchill Methodist Church and enjoyed playing golf. He served in WWII in the U.S. Army.

His wife, Lillian E. Edwards Halliday, whom he married Aug. 3, 1961, died May 3, 2003.

He is survived by his children, Neil (Marlo) Halliday of Cortland, Nancy (Bradley) Smith of Boardman, and Karen (David) Horton of Medina; a brother, Lynwood Halliday of South Dakota; and five grandchildren, Megan Smith, Sarah Horton, Andrew Horton, Laura Horton and Ryan Diaz.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Reebel.

There will be a memorial service Friday at 4 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home where friends may visit with family one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions to be made to the church memorial fund.


Ethel German

Harper, 81

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Ethel German Harper, 81, who departed this life Thursday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mrs. Harper was born March 9, 1925 in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of Joseph L. and Mary Jackson German.

She was a nurse and a beautician.

She attended Youngstown State University and graduated in nursing from Kingsboro College in Wycoff, N.Y.

She leaves children, Janis (Howard) Kitchen, with whom she made her home, Joyce Lomax of Youngstown, and Josephine (Joseph) Turnipseed of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Rosalie (Carl) Wilcox of Youngstown and Deborah (Samuel) Belk of St. Louis; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff German, and two sisters, Ella Steel and Jessie Turner.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.



Roosevelt Hobby, 74

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Bethel Baptist Church for Roosevelt Hobby, 74, who died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, March 1, after a seven-month battle with cancer, with his companion at his side. He accepted the call from his Lord and Savior and went home to rest in his home at 702 E. Pasadena Ave.

He was born Jan. 16, 1933 in Tyler, Ala., to Roosevelt Hobby Sr. and Rudy Mae Moore.

He worked for Republic Steel for 32 years and after retiring June 6, 1985, he worked for Ray M. Sr. for 15 years as a professional tree cutter. He was active in three bowling leagues; the Monday Night Mixed, the F.D. Mason Classic and the Penn Ohio Travel League.

He was a boxer and was title champ three times in the early 1950s. He was a faithful member of the New Bethel Baptist Church until he could no longer attend and was also a faithful member of the choir.

Roosevelt Hobby leaves his faithful companion, Agnes Dean; a daughter, Diane Brown; three stepdaughters, Cathy Hobby, Paulette Phifer and Sandra “Alfredo” Vaegas; three stepsons, Bradley Metts, William Dean, both of Youngstown and Darrell “Kitty” Dean of Seattle; six brothers, Eugene (Marie) Hobby of Youngstown, Michael, Edward, David Eugene II and Marion; five sisters, Linda and Patricia of Detroit, Brenda I and Brenda II and Cynthia, all of Pensacola, Fla.; a granddaughter whom he reared, LaQuanda Walker; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and a very close friend, Charles Rhodes.

Family members preceding him in death are his parents, Roosevelt Hobby Sr. and Rudy Mae Anderson; Alice Gore Hobby, Christine Metts Hobby, Debra Ann Hobby Jenning, Roosevelt Rudy Hobby and Terry Dean; and a grandson, Roosevelt Walker, whom he reared.

Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.


Danny R. Kraft, 55

YOUNGSTOWN – Danny R. Kraft, 55, of 1653 Medford Ave., died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., while awaiting a heart transplant.

He was born March 17, 1951 in Philippi, W.Va., to Rose Lea Morris Kraft.

After attending Wilson High School, Mr. Kraft joined the United States Marine Corps. He served as a Corporal where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Pistol Expert Badge and the Rifle Marksman Badge.

He also obtained an associate degree from New Castle School of Trades in automobile mechanics. He retired in 2000 from Republic Engineered Steels, Inc., in Massillon, where he worked as a crane operator. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Kraft is survived by his mother; his wife, the former Cynthia Siman whom he married Aug. 25, 1973; a son, Atty. Danny R. (Nicole) Kraft of New York City; two daughters, Christine (Andrew) Neider of Struthers and Sherry L. Kraft at home; and two grandsons, Andrew Neider and Joseph Neider.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Kraft.

Family and friends will be received at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Oak View Catering, 1300 Overlook Ave.

A memorial prayer service will begin promptly at noon with a luncheon following.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Jewish Hospital Transplant Center, 200 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.




Dorothy A. Laverie, 80

BOARDMAN – Services will be Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in Saint Columba Cathedral for Dorothy A. Laverie, 80, who died Tuesday morning at Hospice House.

Dorothy was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Youngstown, a daughter of George and Mary Spencer Scheetz and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Saint Charles Church and its Altar and Rosary Guild. She had also been a Cub Scout Leader.

She leaves her husband, Duncan Laverie, whom she married Oct. 1, 1947; two daughters, Mary E. Wagner of Boardman and Gail A. Sosnosky, of North Jackson; three sons, David A. Laverie of Warwick Queensland, Australia, J. Scott Laverie of New Springfield and Brian H. Laverie of Austintown; a brother, Paul Scheetz of Canfield; two sisters, Jean Rubenstahl of Boardman and Mary Lou Rogenski of Austintown; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Sister Margaret Scheetz.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Beatitude House, 287 Lora Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504.

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

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


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 for 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, Bill (Denise) Winterburn and 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 memorial contributions be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 state Route 165, Canfield, OH 44406.

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

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

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Joseph N. “Pizza Joe” Rudolphi, 85

GIRARD – There will be services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Lucy Church in Campbell for Joseph N. “Pizza Joe” Rudolphi, 85, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, after a short illness at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

Joseph was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Youngstown, the son of Ercolino and Grazia DeSimone Rudolphi.

He was very proud of his military career, retiring in 1971 after 21 years. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII and also served in Korea and Vietnam. His decorations and citations include the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and Eastern Services & Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a member of VFW Post No. 3538 in Struthers.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He loved sharing his stories and enjoyed doing for others. He was known for his pizzas and barbecued chicken and sauce.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Giangonda, Mary and Jenny; and two brothers, Albert and Ralph.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Lucy Church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell.


Betty May Jacobson Symbolik, 73

MARYSVILLE – Betty May Jacobson Symbolik, 73, died Saturday, March 3, at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin, surrounded by her family.

She trusted Jesus Christ as Lord, and was privileged to serve Him at Marysville’s First United Methodist Church in ministries such as the choir, Emmaus Walk, quilt making for needy babies, KAIROS prison outreach, and MOPS. She deeply appreciated her church family’s loving kindness.

Conveying unusual warmth and care, Betty served as a registered nurse for more than 33 years. She gained deep satisfaction from interacting with both the patients and staff of Memorial Hospital of Union County, where she began as a floor nurse and eventually directed the Ambulatory Care Center. Previously, she had trained at Southside Hospital School of Nursing in Youngstown and served at posts there and in Dayton.

Truly, Betty’s gift was making other feel special. She considered others more important than herself, gave generously of her smiles, time, and talents, and was grateful for what she had. She was a faithful wife, dear mother and grandmother, caring confidante and loyal friend and a true Proverbs 31 woman. She was an encourager, a personable listener, a music lover, a wonderful cook, and an artistic and meticulous quilter.

Betty was born May 9, 1933 in Struthers to the late Harry Clifford and Edna Matilda Morse Jacobson.

Besides her parents, she was preceded by a brother, Harry Wesley Jacobson.

She is survived by husband of 52 years, William Stephen Symbolik, whom she married Oct. 9, 1954; a son, William Symbolik II of Tavernier, Fla.; four daughters, Lorraine (Steven) Adams of Upper Arlington, Marcia (Bruce) Burkett of Williamsburg, Va., Deanne (Steve Sneider) Symbolik of Windsor, Wis., and Nancy Symbolik of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Caroline, Alyssa, and Victoria Adams, Sarah and Scott Burkett, and Will and Shea Sneider; a sister, Dorothy (Jack) Cooper and a sister-in-law, Anita Jacobson, both of Poland; brothers-in-law, Stephen (Jean) Symbolik of Austintown and Thomas (Kathy) Symbolik of Holland; nephews and nieces, John, Dan, Terri, Dawna, Linda, Harry, Cheryl, Susan, Stephen, Michael, Barbara Jean, Gregory, Bradley, Jodi and Aaron; an uncle, Dwight Kyle of New Wilmington, Pa.; and many other dear friends and relatives, including Kelly Smith of Lancaster.

Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home, and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Marysville where a Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. A. Richard Teller officiating.

The family is grateful for the care provided by the dedicated staff of the Memorial Hospital of Union County and the Arthur C. James Cancer Hospital (Ohio State University Medical Center) in Columbus.

Please visit www.underwoodfuneralhome.com to express condolences to the family.




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