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Jennie Aulisio, 93

BOARDMAN – Jennie Aulisio, 93, formerly of Navajo Place, Poland, passed away Friday, March 16.

Jennie was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Youngstown, the daughter of Mary and Anthony DeCapua.

Her husband, Nicholas, whom she was married to for 65 years, passed away December 2001.

Jennie was a member of St. Charles Church. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed being with her family.

“We want to thank her for giving us so much love in so many ways for so many years. We will miss her.”

Jennie leaves three children, Nick of Poland, Rosemary (Julius) Tarashawty of Boardman, with whom she made her home and Carol (Frank) Esposito of Poland; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Jennie was preceded in death by three brothers, Angelo, Joseph and Albert DeCapua.

Family and friends may call one hour before the services at St. Charles Church.

There will be services at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Internment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley and the St. Charles Building Fund.

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Ruth M. Bissett, 83

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Ruth M. Bissett, 83, 1401 Red Oaks Drive, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born Nov. 28, 1923 in Hundred, W.Va., a daughter of Michael Church and Eliza (Himelrick) Church.

Ruth graduated from Hundred High School in May of 1941.

She was employed as head cashier of Palace Restaurant in Fairmont, W.Va. for several years before accepting a position as District Office Cashier with Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company. She transferred to the Youngstown office in 1963 and retired in 1974.

She was a member of the Cortland Church of Christ, the Primetimers and Quilting Groups.

She and her late husband, Clifford Ray “Cliff” Bissett, whom she married May 17, 1945 and passed away Aug. 23, 2002 were avid campers.

She is survived by four wonderful daughters, Charlotte (William) Moore of Austintown, Rhonda (Dominic) Puleo of Richmond, Va., Nila Rae (Rudy) Lodwick of Niles and Michelle Maas of Liberty Township; nine grandchildren, Mike (Brenda) Moore, Lisa (RJ) Adair, Billy (Donna) Moore, Lori (David) Wesby, Rick (Jennifer) Puleo, Doug (Angela) Lodwick, Melissa (Aron) Gorkie, Renee’ Maas and Bobby Maas; and 14 1/2 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rick Maas and sister, Ida Postlewait.

Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.

There will be a funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. Terry Siverd will officiate.

Burial will be at the Kerr Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank, Hospice of the Valley nurse, Susan Kelly for her special care and kindness.

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Annetta P. Canzonetta, 90

WARREN – Annetta P. Canzonetta, 90, of 1306 Perkinswood Blvd. S.E., died peacefully at her home from a brief illness, while being surrounded by her loving son and daughter and family members at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, March 15.

She was born Aug. 12, 1916 in Niles, a daughter of Michael and Marian Russo Brutz.

She married Tony Canzonetta Jr. on June 10, 1950 and moved to Warren.

Mrs. Canzonetta was employed for 13 years in production for the Niles Steel Products Co. and also the cafeteria staff at John F. Kennedy High School in the 1970s. She was a also a homemaker.

She was a wonderful and caring mother who will be deeply and sadly missed and never forgotten by her son and daughter. “She was the love of our life. It will never be the same without her.” She was there for her children and family, they always came first.

Mrs. Canzonetta was a woman of great character and stamina. She was a role model to her family and a person who never complained.

She enjoyed reading, gardening flowers and vegetables, traveling and was an outstanding cook. Mrs. Canzonetta was an avid football fan and especially loved the University of Notre Dame, where both her brothers played football.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Warren, and a member of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini League. She prayed the Novena daily.

She leaves a son, Thomas and a daughter, Marilyn, who lived with her at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Canzonetta Jr., who died May 8, 1983; two brothers, James and Marty Brutz; four sisters, Isabelle Coates, Rose Martinelli, Matilda Brutz and Rosa Brutz.

There will be a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19, at St. James Catholic Church.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Fr. Charles Crumbley will officiate.

Burial will be in the All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.



Elizabeth Colaianni, 95

ALIQUIPPA, PA. – Elizabeth Colaianni, 95, died Saturday, March 17, at Beeghly Oaks in Boardman, surrounded by her family.

Elizabeth, or “Betty,” as she was known to many, was born Dec. 3, 1911, in San Pietro Avellana, Abruzzo, Italy, the daughter of Emidio Mariani and Beatrice Ciotola Mariani. She came to the United States in 1927 and lived in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh.

She married Dino Colaianni July 4, 1934 and moved to Aliquippa.

Betty was a homemaker who also assisted her husband in their tavern business for more than 20 years. She also worked at Aliquippa Hospital and the Lutheran Home Health Services before she retired.

She was a member of St. Titus Parish in Aliquippa, where she belonged to the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and the Queens of Columbus. She was a gifted seamstress and a wonderful cook. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble.

Her husband, Dino, died April 25, 1978. She leaves her two sons, Amico (Daisy) of Mooresville, N.C., and Dean (Diana) of Boardman; her grandchildren, Elise (Rick) Linc of Burke, Va., Susan (Randy) Cloninger of Mooresville, N.C., David and Steven Colaianni of Pittsburgh, Maria (Denny) Riley of Richmond, Mich., and Robert Colaianni of Boardman; four great-grandchildren: Benjamin and RJ Cloninger and Jacqueline and Joshua Linc; and three brothers, Eugene, Otto and Oreste Mariani of Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Humbert and William Mariani; her sisters, Flora Mariani, Milena Paolucci and Viola Buzzelli; and her sister-in-law, Elisa Colaianni Verdoni.

Calling hours will be Monday, March 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the ANTHONY MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, INC. at the corner of 21st Street and McMinn St., Aliquippa, Pa. [724-375-0496].

A service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Titus Church, 952 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa.

Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hopewell Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial contributions in Betty’s name be sent to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302.

The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful continuity of care provided to Betty by Forum Health at Beeghly Oaks, Northside Medical Center, Beeghly Immediate Care and Forum Health at Home Hospice Services. A special thank-you is extended to Deacon Richard Milanek of St. Luke Parish for his pastoral ministry.

The St. Titus Confraternity of Christian Mothers will recite the rosary in the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

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Charles W. Glod, 61

HUBBARD – Charles W. Glod, 61, died Thursday morning, March 15, at Sharon Regional Health System.

He was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Youngstown, a son of John J. and Mary Robb Glod, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Glod was the founder and president of Bedford Water Technology in Hubbard, a water treatment, manufacturing and consulting company.

He enjoyed reading, especially metaphysical texts, motorcycle riding and tinkering with his many tools and tractors.

Chuck was always willing to share his knowledge and expertise, and in doing so, he helped many people achieve their goals. Even in death, he helped others by being an organ donor.

He was a 1969 graduate of Youngstown State University.

He leaves his wife, the former Rosemary Hornyak, whom he married July 28, 1979; a stepson, Michael Hornyak of Liberty; three brothers, John W. (Shirley) Glod of Fowler, Dr. Edward (Donnatella) Glod of St. Charles, Ill., and Robert (Marsha) Glod of Pittsburgh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

There are no calling hours or services.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.

Material contributions can be made in his memory to Special Olympics, 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232.

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


Clyde Hankey

YOUNGSTOWN – Memorial services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., for Clyde Hankey.

He was born June 15, 1926 in Pittsburgh, the son of Harry Clyde Hankey and Eva Blanche (Horner) Hankey.

Mr. Hankey was a 1944 graduate of George Westinghouse High School and a 1949 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He did his graduate study in English language and linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh and received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1960.

From 1944 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army in the U.S. and Philippine Islands - Luzon.

Mr. Hankey taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Colorado, Western Michigan University, and, from 1962, at Youngstown State University, from where he retired in 1992.

He is survived by his children, Susan (Steve) Ramdin of Canfield and children Jessica, Lindsey and Elizabeth; Alan (Kathy) Hankey of Youngstown and children Thomas and Mary; and Judy (Dan) Wilson of Lancaster, Texas, and son Oliver Cody; sister Alice Andrews of Irvine, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Shirley Mae Figley, in 1993; his brother, Glenn, in 1982; his sister, Eleanor Lehman, in 1951; and his sister, Evelyn Matthews, in 1989.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown, OH 44505.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.


Howard Wilson “Howdy” Heldman, 90

BOARDMAN – Howard Wilson Heldman, 90, of 4018 Dover Road, formerly of Como Street and Creed Street in Struthers, died Wednesday morning at his residence.

Mr. Heldman, also known as Howdy, was born Dec. 21, 1916, in Struthers, a son of Otis W. and Eva Warner Heldman. He was a lifelong area resident of Struthers.

Howdy was a 1934 graduate of Struthers High School and received his B.S. in education from Miami University in 1938 and his master’s in education from Westminster in 1940. Howdy tried out for the Cincinnati Reds.

He taught at Port William School from 1938 to 1939 and then became the physical education teacher for Struthers High School in 1939. For 18 years, Howdy was principal of Struthers High School, retiring in 1980 after 40 years in the school district. After retirement, he served as administration assistant for Security at Astro Shapes in Struthers.

He coached track at Struthers from 1941 to 1957 and was director of the Sectional and District Track Meet from 1947 to 1959. He was the Struthers High School football coach from 1947 to 1951 and basketball coach from 1947 to 1951 where he was director of its Sectional and District Tournaments from 1970 to 2001. Howdy also taught physical education at Youngstown State University.

He directed the Class AAA and A Sectional and District State Basketball Tournament for nearly 30 years, directed the Sectional of the State Class A meet and volunteered for the State Special Olympics for 20 years. He was inducted into the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame in 1989 for his contribution to athletics. He officiated football, basketball and track for more than 40 years.

Howdy served on the Struthers Board of Education from 1982 to 1994 and served as Mayor of Struthers from 1983 to 1991. Howdy was a member of the National Education Association, Ohio Educational Association, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Knights of Pythias, the Western Star Lodge No. 21 F&AM and the Struthers Lions Club. He was also a member of the Struthers Presbyterian Church and attended the Brownlee Woods Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Heldman’s wife, the former Theresa Irwin, whom he married in 1940, died in 1974.

He leaves his companion of 30 years, Joan Pochiro Basta, with whom he resided during his brief illness; a daughter, Marsha Ann (Ed) Kliem of Toledo; a brother, Otis Heldman, of Poland; two grandchildren, Michele (Bryan) Hausner of Atlanta and Jennifer (Scooter) Stopera of Toledo; and three great-grandchildren, Sydney and Wilson Stopera and Jackson Hausner. Among many grandchildren on Joan’s side of the family, Howdy leaves four grandchildren whom he and Joan raised, Laurence Button, Joanna Button, Demetrios Chaparas and Niko Chaparas.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to the Howdy Heldman Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Struthers Board of Education, 99 Euclid Ave., Struthers, OH 44471.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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Karl Douglas Hoerig, 43

NEWTON FALLS – Karl Douglas Hoerig, 43, was pronounced dead Thursday, March 15, at his residence. Karl was a lifelong resident of Newton Falls.

Karl was born Dec. 24, 1963 in Warren, the son of Edwin (Ed) Hoerig and Frances (Risko) Hoerig

He was a graduate of Newton Falls High School class of 1982. He then continued his education at Youngstown State University getting his B.S. in civil engineering.

Having been active in boy scouts it was not a surprise that he joined the U.S. Army and was a Sergeant in the military police, then as chief warrant officer. He was a helicopter pilot for the Army Guard flying UH1’s, then for the Air National Guard as a 1st Lt. and flew the Army C130. Most recently, he was a Chief Pilot and Aircraft Commander in the Air Force Reserves 910th Air Reserve as a Major.

Over the years, he has served his country in the Army and Air Force earning many awards and ribbons such as the Global War on Terrorism Medal and Expeditionary Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal for his efforts during Hurricane Katrina. He received the Air Achievement Medal and three Air Medals, Army Service Ribbon and Army Sharpshooter Marksman Ribbon. He has also flown for US. Airways and presently was flying for Southwest Airlines in Boeing 737s.

Karl loved to do woodworking, target shooting, welding and stained glass work. He belonged to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic church for the past few years, but spent most of his life at St. Joseph Church in Newton Falls.

He is survived by his parents, Ed and Frances Hoerig of Newton Falls; a daughter, Eva Hoerig, a son Brent Hoerig and stepson, Michael Peterson, all of Siler City, N.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen and Kimberly Hoerig of Bazetta and Paul and Anna Hoerig of Howland; a niece and her husband, Megan and Joshua Murphy, and niece, Roxanne Hoerig; and two nephews, Stephen and Cody Hoerig.

Arrangements are being handled by the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St. in Newton Falls, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

There will be a funeral services 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home and a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. Father Matthew Mankowski will be officiating the service.

Interment with full military honors and a fly-by honoring his many years of service to his country will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Newton Falls.

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Dorothy L. Jimro, 92

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date for Dorothy L. Jimro, 92, who died Tuesday evening in Hospice House.

Dorothy was born Feb. 6, 1915 in Farrell, Pa., a daughter of Stanley and Anna Stas Jimro.

She was a member of St. Matthias Church and was a Pierogi worker at St. Stanislaus Church for many Years.

She was employed as a stock clerk at Strouss’ for 30 years and had traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death a brother, Edward A. Jimro.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kubina Yuhasz Funeral Home.


Richard L. Kindler

BOARDMAN – There will be services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethel Lutheran Church for Richard L. Kindler, of 4650 Waseka Lane, who died Friday afternoon at Caprice Health Care.

He was born April 28, 1921 in Youngstown, a son of Lewis J. and Florence E. Ruscoe Kindler.

He was employed by First Federal Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1986 as assistant treasurer.

Mr. Kindler was a 1939 graduate of South High School and attended The Ohio State University for one year before joining the U.S. Army. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater of Operation during WWII, where he served with an anti-aircraft detachment. Upon returning, he attended Youngstown College.

He was a member of the church, a 65-year member of Western Star Lodge No. 21 F&AM, and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Youngstown and the Chatterbox Club. He was also a member of the Boardman Historical Club and had regularly attended the Curbstone Coaches.

Mr. Kindler is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Alice Carlson, whom he married May 20, 1950; a daughter, Joyce Rossi of Boardman; four grandchildren, Brooke Weibling, Michael, Megan and Sarah Walsh; and a son-in-law, Peter Walsh.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Walsh.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Anstrom-Velker Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Blvd., followed by a Masonic service conducted by Western Star Lodge No. 21 F&AM at 8 p.m.

The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

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William Kohut, 90

JUPITER, FLA. – William Kohut, 90, of 186 Bent Arrow Drive, passed away Jan. 7.

He was born April 17, 1916 in Youngstown to Michael and Mary Kohut.

William, also known as “Red,” with his late wife, Martha, was self-employed as the owner of the Rex Tavern in Youngstown for more than 50 years.

After selling the Rex Tavern and moving to Florida in the late 1980s, he went to work at Public Supermarkets, where he remained employed until a few weeks before his passing at age 90. His only hobby in life he once joked was “work,” having begun his work career while in his early teens in Youngstown. With advancing age apparent, he was often encouraged by his family to slow down and take it easy, especially on those days when he was ill. He refused by saying Public’s needed him. He was an inspiration to his family and all who knew him by his work ethic, a trait born through the Great Depression and hard times of the early era.

He was surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren and sisters in his final days and hours at the Hospice of Palm Beach County.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly S. Wardrop of Jupiter and sons, William Kohut Jr. of Concord and Ronald Kohut of Willoughby. He is also survived by granddaughters, Karolyn Clevelle, Kristen Hargett, Molly Kohut, Kimberly Souza and Jodi Wolfe, and grandsons, R.D. Kohut and Jerry Wardrop Jr. Great-grandchildren include Cory and Jessica Wardrop, Ryan and Alexis Souza and Ryan Hargett. Additional survivors include sisters, Anne Hanni, Helen Coleman and Nancy D’Amico of Youngstown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Yozwiak, and a brother, Michael Kohut, also of Youngstown.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, Fla., where he was interred alongside his late wife, Martha.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County.


John Joseph Kruzel, 92

OTTAWA, KAN. – John Joseph Kruzel, 92, was born Thursday, Aug. 20, 1914 in New Berry, Mich., the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kruzel and was a lifelong resident of Youngstown.

Following his wife’s death, he moved to Ottawa, Kan. in Franklin County, Kan., where he made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, John and Dee Ellen, until his death on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

John graduated from the Holy Name School and attended Chaney High School, both in Youngstown. He was employed as a steel worker for U.S. Steel, Carnegie Plant in Youngstown for 42 years and retired in 1978.

He was a longtime member of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Youngstown and the Sacred Heart Church in Ottawa. He was an active member of the Ottawa Senior Center, where he greatly enjoyed visiting his many friends. He also enjoyed driving his 1931 Model A Roadster to the center and in local parades. He looked forward to, and participating in, the Ol’Marais River Run car shows.

On Aug. 31,1940, John was united in marriage with Anna M. Kohan at the Holy Name Church in Youngstown. They shared almost 60 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2000.

His parents and a brother, Mike Kruzel of Youngstown, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Kruzel is survived by his two brothers, Danny Krazel of Melbourne, Fla. and Eddie Krazel of Port Orchard, Wash.; his two sons, John M. Kruzel and his wife Dee Ellen of Ottawa and Robert J. Kruzel of Rochester Hills, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A private family Mass was held Feb. 26, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ottawa with Fr. Tod Ziegler officiating.

A private family ceremony for his inurement will be held March 20, at the Resurrection Cemetery in Youngstown with Fr. Peter Polando of the Holy Name Catholic Church.

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Donald F. “Pops” Lutsch, 68

BOARDMAN – Donald F. “Pops” Lutsch, 68, of 5665 South Ave., formerly of Salem, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at 9:55 a.m. at Boardman Specialty Care & Rehab Center.

Mr. Lutsch was born March 31, 1938 in Salem, a son of the late Martin and Mary Drotleff Lutsch.

He was a long-distance truck driver, a bee farmer, and an inspector for the Mahoning County Bee Association. He enjoyed working on model airplanes.

Mr. Lutsch is survived by two sisters, Donna Kasza of Youngstown and Diane Bernier of Alliance; two sons, Martin and Jason; two sisters, Sally Anderson of Salem and Marjorie Dunlap of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Bobby Lutsch of Florida; three grandchildren, Jamie and Terri Kasza and Shane Sheerer; five great-grandchildren, Jordon, Jacob, Alexis, Jessica and Aaron; and a special friend, Marjorie Bunnoff.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin; a sister, Mary Lou “Mitzi,” and a granddaughter, Abbey Abbott. There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial.


Dale F. May, 71

FOWLER – Dale F. May, 71, died Friday afternoon, March 16, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 6, 1935 in Sharon, Pa., a son of Dale F. Sr. and Ulla Donnelly May and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. May worked for AMSCO, now known as Steris, in Erie, Pa. for 29 years. Prior to this, he worked for GATX for nine years.

He was an Army veteran and a member of the VFW Hubbard Post No. 3767 and the AMVETS in Vienna. He was an avid outdoorsman having a passion for hunting and fishing.

He leaves his wife, the former Patricia Ann Bartosh, whom he married Nov. 22, 1958; two daughters, Lynn (Jim) Michalec of Fowler and Luanne (Scott) Morris of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Virginia Nicholas of Hartville; a stepsister, Karen (Lou) Marchand of Gainesville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kristina (Richard) Neral of Brookfield, David and James Michalec of Fowler and Cory and Chad Morris of Naples.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Ken Light.

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

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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

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Magdalena M. Meelich, 88

LOWELLVILLE – Magdalena M. Meelich, 88, passed away Sunday, March 4, at Greenbriar Healthcare Center. There will be a Memorial Mass on the anniversary of her husband’s passing, Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at the Our Lade of Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville.

Mrs. Meelich was born April 7, 1918 in Youngstown, a daughter of Peter and Magdalena Houser Balogh, and was a lifelong member of the community.

She was a member of the Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church, a homemaker, an avid card player who belonged to many card clubs, a wonderful artist and a graduate of Lowellville High School.

Her husband, Steve Meelich, whom she married June 19, 1937, passed March 24, 1983.

Mrs. Meelich is survived by her daughter, Marge (Carl) Joseph of Boardman; a son, Steve of Spartanburg, S.C.; a brother, Peter (Ange) Balogh of Lowellville; two granddaughters, Carla (David) Biggert of Fair View Park and Margareta (David) Poorman of Canton; a grandson, James Meelich of Cleveland; and a great-granddaughter, Katie Poorman.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Private services were held Wednesday, March 7, at the Our Lady of Holy Rosary Cemetery Chapel with Deacon Michael Kocjancic.

The McCauley Funeral home was privileged to serve this family in their time of need.

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Dwayne S. Morehouse

BESSEMER, PA. – There will be services Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Covenant Church in Bessemer for Dwayne S. Morehouse, who went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 16.

Dwayne was born June 4, 1925 in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of Edgar and Florence Morehouse.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the signal corps during WWII, and taught elementary school in Pico Rivera, Calif., until his retirement.

Dwayne was an avid world traveler who thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to the people in the places that he visited. His other interests included hiking throughout the world and reading.

Dwayne leaves his wife, the former Lundy Merlino, whom he married July 24, 1965.

He will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Valley, Humility of Mary Health Partners or Doctors without Borders.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Grossman and the entire staff of the Hospice House for the wonderful care they provided.


Terry L. “Newt” Wagner, 63

YOUNGSTOWN – Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Terry L. “ Newt” Wagner, 63, of 5706 Belmont Ave., who died Thursday, March 8 in Waller, Texas.

Terry was born May 10, 1943 in Pennsylvania.

He had been employed as a truck driver for more 40 years and was presently employed by Pacer Trucking and had served in the U.S. Marines.

Terry enjoyed being with his fellow truck drivers at Truck World in Hubbard and collecting model cars and trucks. He also collected coins and his CB handle was "Papa Smurf."

Terry is survived by five children, Terry (Laurie) Newton Jr. of Champion, Terri Newton of Liberty Twp., Chrissy Chalker of Warren; and two stepdaughters, Kathy (Chuck) Shall of Liberty Twp. and Elizabeth (Tom) Amicone of Youngstown. He leaves a brother, Richard (Nancy) Newton of Columbiana; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Bobby Mackey; and a brother, Frank Newton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday prior to the service.

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


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Virginia A. Walter, 96

LARGO, FLA.– There will be services Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home Austintown Chapel and at 1 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Virginia A. Walters, 96 Thursday.

Virginia was born March 11, 1911 in Mississippi, a daughter of Joseph and Mateel Batlini Neman.

Virginia grew up in Orville, Ohio and graduated from Orville High School. She graduated from the University of Beirut in Lebanon, where she did her Registered Nurse training. She was a Registered Nurse at Northside Hospital. She developed land in Austintown. She was a charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and playing bridge.

Virginia leaves two daughters, Charlene Flesch of Austintown and Gloria (Robert) Archer of Beaver Creek; five grandchildren, Paula Ladigo, Robert Flesch, Suzanne Ruschau, Tiffany Koerper and Scott Archer; and seven great-grandchildren, Danielle McGowan, Savanna, Felicia, and Tatum Flesch, and Sophia, Gus, and Audrey Ruschau.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Johnny Abraham; her second husband, James K. Walters; a sister, Margaurite Abraham; two brothers, Ernest and Michael Neman; and a niece, Margaurite Abraham.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Road, Clearwater, Florida 33760 or the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center Building Fund.



Carl William “Bill” Zabel, 81

BROADWAY, N.C. – Carl William “Bill” Zabel, 81, died Friday, March 16, 2007.

Mr. Zabel was born Jan. 20, 1926 in Youngstown, the son of the late Carl William Zabel Sr. and Paula Tischler Zabel.

He was U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and went to Ohio University before joining his father in the W.C. Zabel Co.

Mr. Zabel was an early investor and executive at Golden Corral and built the fourth Golden Corral in Sanford in 1976. He headed all operations during the growth of the first 100 restaurants and oversaw development, construction, equipment and operations until his retirement. He continued to be an investor throughout his lifetime.

Mr. Zabel was a member of the board of directors of the Off Broadway development in Broadway.

Mr. Zabel is survived by his wife, Ruth Batcha Zabel; four daughters, Paula Agnew and husband James of Lomita, Calif., Susan Roache of Tramway, N.C., Mary Zabel of Frisco, Texas, and Ruth Snider and husband Tracy of Kernersville, N.C.; his sons, Carl William Zabel III and wife Constance of St. Paul, Minn., and Fred Zabel and wife Ethel of Broadway; one sister, Marguerite Dudley of Youngstown; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Eminger.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Memorials can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County, 1414 Bragg Street, Sanford, NC 27330, or to the TLC Home, 1775 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home in Sanford.


Virginia E. Zigo, 90

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home for Mrs. Virginia E. Zigo, 90, who entered into rest early Friday at Liberty Health Care Center in Youngstown.

She was born Jan. 18, 1917 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Alva and Mary (Montgomery) Wysel.

She was employed as a secretary for the Heller Murray Construction Co.

Her husband, John M. Zigo, whom she married May 28, 1960, passed away May 18, 2000.

Virginia will be missed by many, including her two nephews, Gerald (Christina) DeAngelis of Girard, and Henry DeAngelis of Youngstown; a great-nephew; and two great-nieces.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

**Vaschak- Kirila Funeral Home**





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