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Arlene R. Coudriet, 65

YOUNGSTOWN – Arlene R. Coudriet, 65, passed away at her home on Sunday afternoon, April 1, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Arlene was born Feb. 1, 1942 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Irene Horvath Zupko, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen of Hungary Church.

She leaves her companion of 22 years, Paul Smith, with whom she shared a home; four sons, Randy (Mary) Coudriet of Youngstown, Jerry (Sherri) Coudriet of Murfreesboro, Tenn., John (Melissa) Coudriet of Austintown and George (Maureen) Coudriet of Youngstown; a daughter, Kim (Jay) Smith of Youngstown; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Nicole, Sarah, Matthew, Michael, Andrew and Robert; a brother, Donald Zupko of Wapakoneta; and her beloved Chihuahua, Tessie. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her husband, Fuzzy M. Coudriet, whom she married in 1961, died in 1985. A grandson, John Paul Coudriet, died in 2006. Two brothers, John and Robert Zupko, are also deceased.

Private funeral services were held Tuesday evening, April 3.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home.

Please visit www.kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences online.



Justine A. Donaghy, 81

MINERAL RIDGE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Mineral Ridge for Justine A. Donaghy, 81, of Humility House, formerly of Mineral Ridge who died Tuesday morning at Humility House.

Justine was born June 2, 1925 in Chester, Pa., the daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Robinson) Evans.

She was a homemaker and had worked a number of years ago as a Registered Nurse for Crozier Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and its Women’s Guild, enjoyed reading and gardening and was an excellent seamstress.

Justine is survived by her husband, James W. Donaghy, whom she married Sept. 3, 1949; seven children, James W. (Cheryl) Donaghy of Bridgewater, Conn., Marianne (Jim) Potina of Mineral Ridge, Denise (Ed) May of Mineral Ridge, Thomas J. (Kris) Donaghy of Glenwood, Iowa, Mark (Dora) Donaghy of Dayton, Michael Shaw of Washington, D.C., and Judi Donaghy of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother Tom Evans of Fairfax, Del.; 12 grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Bickoff, Andrea Donaghy, Dominic (Tecca) Potina, Shannon (Rich) Rovnak, Stephanie Potina, Katie May, Erin May, Eddie May, Christine Donaghy, Shawn (Stacey) Donaghy, Ryan Donaghy and Jimmy Donaghy; and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Patsy Manerchia; and two brothers, Jack and Bob Evans.

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

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

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

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Samuel L. (Marzano) Donofrio, 89

AUSTINTOWN – Services will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Rossi Bros. Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown, for Samuel L. (Marzano) Donofrio, 89, who passed away peacefully Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center with his family by his side.

Sam was born June 2, 1917 in Hillsville, Pa., the son of Anthony Donofrio and Catherine Cappabianco Marzano.

He was a barber and owned Sam’s Barber Shop on Phelps Street until his retirement in 1975. He was a master barber who loved his craft and had a remarkable following.

Also a member of the Democratic County Central Committee, he was elected precinct committeeman for the Second Ward in 1956.

He was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

His beloved wife, the former Antonette H. DiCiocco, whom he married in 1939, passed away April 2, 1997.

Sam will always be remembered by his son, Joseph (Catherine) Donofrio of Brigantine, N.J.; two daughters, Catherine Donofrio Petrella and Beverly (Neapolitan) Donofrio, both of Austintown; three grandchildren, Nicole (Frank) Pugliese of Austintown, Dean Donofrio of California and Thomas Neapolitan III of Austintown; a great-grandson, Frank Joseph Pugliese; a sister, Lillian Jacobson of Youngstown; and his beloved dog and companion, Dante.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Joseph Marzano who raised him; and two brothers, Jerry and Frank Marzano.

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

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Vanessa Jean Favors, 48

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Thursday at noon at the Union Baptist Church for Ms. Vanessa Jean Favors, 48, who departed this life Thursday, March 29, at Beeghly Medical Center.

Ms. Favors was born July 1, 1958 in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph Favors and Lillie Belle Kellie-Favors.

She was a 1977 graduate of South High School. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church, member and former president of its usher ministry, and numerous other church organizations. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her son and family. Her passion was caring for her grandmother and doing special things for her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory her father; her loving son, Kristian Brown of Youngstown; seven brothers, Willie Joe and Jimmie (Adrian) Lee, both of Akron, Larry “Butch” Smith Favors, Kenneth Lee, Dennis Glenn, Jerry (Flora) Earl and Edward (Lisa) Duane, all of Youngstown; a sister, Amanda (Willie) Edwards of Warren; her grandmother, Lucille Kellie of Youngstown; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie; a sister, Mary L. Griffin; and a brother, Randall Otis Favors.

Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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Thelma Viola Galman, 66

YOUNGSTOWN – On Wednesday March 28, God sent His angels to escort his beloved child Thelma Viola Galman, 66, affectionately known as “Aunt Duck” to her Heavenly Home.

Thelma was born Dec. 17, 1940 in Campbell to John and Louise Swint Greene.

She graduated from Campbell Memorial High School, class of 1960, and also from Renee School of Cosmetology, where she became a licensed beautician in 1962. She was employed as a Crossing Guard for the Youngstown City Schools for six years.

She was a former member of the Eastern Star, a member of Gospel Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed fine dining, helping others and spending time with her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband and best friend of 44 years, Samuel L. Galman, and from that union they had three children whom she cherished, Bridgette (Michael) Warren, Samuel L Galman III (Carmen Rivera) and Yvette L. Galman, all of Youngstown.

She leaves five granddaughters, Salaya Martin, Camille Fowler, Brianna Warren, Shania Warren and Samantha Galman, and a great-granddaughter, Sa’Maya Martin. She also leaves three grandson, Jose, Angelito and Christian Torres, and her beloved pets, Maya and granddog Sweetie. She also leaves six sisters, her twin Velma Collins, Pecola Watkins, Vera Cole and Hazel Greene, all of Youngstown, Delores (Ben) VanCobb of Boardman and Mabel Hall of Katy, Texas; a brother, John S. Greene of Youngstown; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers Freeman Davis, Donald Greene, Larry and Harry Greene; and two sisters, Jacquline Dannals and Sharon Greene.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at noon on Friday April 6, at the Gospel Temple Baptist Church, where calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.



William J. Hunt

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – There will be services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for William J. Hunt, who passed away Monday at Liberty Health Care Center.

William was born Nov. 25, 1916 in Youngstown, a son Claude and Ruth Ellis Hunt, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1934 graduate of East High School and a senior product engineer with research and development at Aeroquip Corporation in Youngstown, retiring in 1979 after 45 years.

He was 54-year member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, trustee and assistant Sunday School superintendent. He was also a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was an avid golfer, hunter and gardener, loved to dance and enjoyed camping in the RV.

He leaves his wife, the former Hazel Kelly, whom he married Nov. 25, 1939; two daughters, Loreen (James) Thomas of Cincinnati and Verla (Dexter) Geiger of Hubbard; five grandchildren and their spouses; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy (Tom) Reed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Claude Jr.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be Friday at Crown Hill Cemetery in Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1451 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505 or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Harold B. Husted

CANFIELD – Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield for Harold B. Husted, who passed away at St. Elizabeth Health Center Sunday evening after a lengthy illness.

Harold was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on Aug. 7, 1919, the son of the late Alva G. and Edna Ensign Husted and moved to Johnston, Ohio, as a child.

He graduated from Johnston High School in 1936 and from The Ohio State University in 1940, with a degree in civil engineering. He was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honorary. Harold then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving during WWII in the Aviation F58 Cosu Combat Aircraft Unit in electronics. He was a member of the former VFW Post No. 7587 and had served as past post commander.

He was a registered civil engineer in Ohio and various other states, specializing in structural design. Harold worked for several engineering firms in Ohio and Pennsylvania before establishing the H.B. Husted Consulting Engineers in the 1950s. His work has included many local and distant business and industrial companies. He was inducted into The Order of the Engineer in 1973. His professional memberships included the National, the Ohio and the Mahoning Valley Societies for Professional Engineers. He had served as vice-president of the Ohio Society and president of the Mahoning Valley Society. He was a member of the Wick Lodge No. 481 F.&A.M. for more than 60 years, St. Albans Commandery, Al Koran, Youngstown Shrine Club and a senior member of the Boardman Rotary Club.

Harold was a member of Canfield United Methodist Church where he had served on the Board of Trustees and was a former member of the First Methodist Church of Columbiana where he had served on various committees and also taught Sunday school. He also served on a committee for the former Youngstown District of the United Methodist Church.

Harold will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Emily Jewell Hapgood; two sons, Robert D. (Donna) Husted of Bowling Green, Ky., and Norman J. (Lisa) Husted of Mineral Ridge; a daughter, Nancy (Paul) Wyen of Seattle, Wash.; three step-children, Susan H. (Norman) Minahan of Livonia, Mich., John H. (Nancy) Hapgood of Warren, Ohio, Mary E. (Gary) Schroeder of Fort Collins, Colo.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Lili Cadeaux-Hapgood of Sonora, Calif.; a sister, Alice H. Stewart of Farmdale, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam L. Stewart, whom he married on Feb. 9, 1947, died on Sept. 25, 1963; and a stepson, William J. Hapgood who died Aug. 13, 2005.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman.

The Wick Lodge will have a service Thursday at 7 p.m.

The family requests material contributions take the form of contributions to the memorial fund of Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or to the Wheels of Mercy (benefiting Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children’s, Erie, Pa.) Youngstown Shrine Club, P.O. Box 302, 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima, OH 44452, Attention: Willard Hughes, secretary.

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Norman Paul Kerester Sr., 76

HUBBARD – Norman Paul Kerester Sr., 76, died Monday, April 2, at Hospice House in Poland after a two-month battle with lung cancer.

Norman was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Youngstown, the son of Steven and Catherine Megla Kerester.

A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Chaney High School in 1949, and served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, training soldiers in artillery at Camp Lejeune, N.C. during the Korean War.

Norman worked as a supervisor 31 years for Republic Steel/LTV, retiring in 1985, then worked maintenance for local nursing homes in the Horizon Health Care system. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard.

Mr. Kerester, who was considered a major league prospect by the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization in his youth, remained a lifelong fan and supporter of many local high school and college sports teams, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Dorathe Jane Grubb, whom he married April 5, 1952; two sons, Norman Jr. (Darlene M.) Kerester of Struthers and David Kerester of Hubbard; two grandchildren, Matthew and Nicole; and a sister, Cathy Easton of Youngstown.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Irene Jakubec and Louise Terrigno.

There will be services Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard, where friends and family may call one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m.

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

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Joseph Patrick Kerrigan Sr., 89

BOARDMAN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on April 9 at St. Charles Borromeo for Joseph Patrick, 89, of Boardman, who died peacefully Sunday evening surrounded by his loving family.

Joe was born July 29, 1917 in Youngstown, the son of Patrick J. and Mary Ellen (O’Hara) Kerrigan.

He was a graduate of Ursuline High School, where he played football, and later attended Carnegie Mellon.

Joe was a resident of Boardman and a member of St. Charles Church. He grew up near Lincoln Park, where he enjoyed playing sports and participating in the Junior Olympics, where he won two gold medals and developed his lifelong love of sports.

Joe retired from the Ohio Works of U.S. Steel after 41 years of service. While there, he was known for his outstanding production results and for mentoring those who followed him. Widely regarded as one of the best steel men in the Mahoning Valley, he was honored by being asked to return to the Ohio Works to tap the final heat produced there. As part of the Valley’s industrial history, a piece of an ingot drawn from that last heat is on display at the Museum of Labor and Industry along with his signature. He was later recruited by Inland Refractories, where he shared his expertise as an industry consultant.

Joe spent every possible moment with his grandchildren who adored him and to whom he was “Gampy.”  During his long retirement, he loved playing golf and traveling with his Punderson friends, attending the monthly luncheons with his many U.S. Steel colleagues, and playing golf with his family.

Joe is survived by his children, Karen Kerrigan of Boardman, Rosemary (A. Gilman) Sullivan of Gates Mills, Kristine Kerrigan of Boardman, Joseph P. (Traci) Kerrigan Jr. of Loveland and Cissy (Dino DiMarco) Kerrigan of Sheffield Lake. His grandchildren are Brendan Gilman Sullivan, Connor Steadman Sullivan, Olivia Christine Kerrigan, Claudia Colleen Kerrigan, Caroline Kerrigan DiMarco and Christopher Kerrigan DiMarco. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Eileen Steadman Kerrigan; his parents; his sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Welsch and Sister Elizabeth Kerrigan, O.S.U.; and his brother, Thomas “Tammy” Kerrigan.

Calling hours will be Sunday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday, April 9, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home in Youngstown.



Charles N. “Charlie” Long, 75

AUSTINTOWN – There will be services at noon on Friday at Lawn Haven Cemetery Chapel in Worthington, Pa., for Charles “Charlie” Long, 75, of Diamond, who passed away Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Charlie was born July 27, 1931 in Redbank Township, Pa., the son of Dale and Grace (Toy) Long.

He worked in the body shop of General Motors Lordstown Division. He was a Navy veteran serving from 1952 to 1956.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 828 in Worthington, the Fat Man’s Club, UAW Local No. 1112.

Charlie enjoyed camping and hunting with his buddies. He also liked riding and working on his tractors and four wheelers, but most of all he enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends doing the things they loved best. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and friend who was always there for someone in need.

He will be sadly missed by his children, George Long of Harrisville, Pa. and Bonnie Kelecava of North Jackson; two granddaughters Charlie’s Angles, Stephanie and Brianna; a sister, Diane Troutman of Emlenton, Pa.; three brothers, Robert Long of Vandergrift, Pa., David Long of Greenfield and George Long of Worthington; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Opre of Berlin Center; as well as his many friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joyce Shearer, whom he married May 24, 1955 and passed away March 26, 1985; and a son, John Long, who passed away March 26, 2006.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

“Time will bring our Hearts to Rest where you remain our Love, our Best.”

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


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George Stephen Moro, 89

BOCA RATON, FLA. – George Stephen Moro, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, April 2, at Hospice By The Sea. Surrounded by family, George celebrated his 89th birthday on March 29.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he proudly served six years during WWII, which included Pearl Harbor and the battle at Iwo Jima.

Mr. Moro moved to Boca Raton in 1969 from Youngstown after retiring with 30 years of service with General Fireproofing. He then took employment with the City of Boca Raton for 10 years before enjoying full retirement.

George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clare.

He is survived by his son, Dr. Leslie Michael Moro and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Lee Moro of Monterey, Calif.; two daughters, Georgeann Stanley and Lynn Wilderman; brother, Frank Moro and wife, Chris; beloved grandchildren, Adam, Gina and Jamie; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Babione Funeral Home with a prayer service at 12:30 p.m.

Committal prayers will follow at The Boca Raton Mausoleum.


Ivan Prine Sr., 83

PETERSBURG – Ivan Prine Sr., 83, of Garfield Road, died early Saturday morning at his residence.

Mr. Prine was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Poland, a son of Ira Lee and Bertha Ellen Benington Prine. He was raised in Poland and moved to Petersburg in 1953.

He was a truck driver for Boardman Supply for 22 years, retiring in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII from Dec. 12, 1942 to Feb. 6, 1946. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2799 in New Springfield.

His wife, the former Clara R. Luther, whom he married Oct. 10, 1946, died Nov. 9, 2002.

He leaves three daughters, Brenda Gardner at home, Janet Merryman and Joyce Constance, both of Austintown; a son, Ivan Prine Jr. of Warren; a sister, Violet Hiner of Akron; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marie Barnhart, Dolores Vaselcheck and Beatrice Olas; four brothers, Ralph, Herman, Gilbert and Emmet Prine; and a grandson, Ed Fowler.

Per Mr. Prine’s request, there will be no services or calling hours.

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

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.




Steve Sebastian

BOARDMAN - There will be a Liturgy of the Word for Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for Steve Sebastian who passed Monday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Sebastian was born Aug. 14, 1918 in Youngstown, a son of Settimo and Carmelina Paglia Sebastian.

He was employed by the United States Post Office as a letter carrier. He was a member of the church and the National Association of Letter Carriers. He was a Navy veteran of WWII.

His wife, the former Rose M. Resatar, whom he married Nov. 29, 1940, passed away Nov. 27, 1998.

He is survived by a son, Steve (Maris) Sebastian of Edgerton; a daughter, Joan (Richard) Ciolli of Youngstown; two sisters, Antionette Egnozzi of Hacienda Heights, Calif. and Isabell DiFrangia of Liberty Township; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Beside his wife, Mr. Sebastian was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vince and Michael Sebastian; and four sisters, Anna Cerrasco, Alice Cerimele, Marie Catheline and Clara Sebastian.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the McCauley Funeral Home.

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Norman Wesley Shaw, 80

LAKE VIEW TERRACE, CALIF. – Norman Wesley Shaw, 80, longtime resident of Lake View Terrace, died Thursday, March 27, in Sylmar, Calif., of various complications.

A son of Lloyd Wesley Shaw and Sophia Tibbits, he was born in Warren.

He graduated from Fitch High School and secured advanced education in Southern California colleges, where he served with Boy Scout and civic associations. Following retirement, he enjoyed hobbies in engineering and construction and being with his family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of San Fernando, Calif.

Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife, Doris Williams Shaw of Lake View Terrace; a son, Kenneth Wesley (Shawn Webster) of San Diego; a daughter, Kathryn Lee (Richard Townsend); three grandchildren of Palo Alto, Calif.; and a sister, Marilyn Boggs of Boardman.

His only brother, Richard, died while serving in WWII.

A short funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Youngstown, where he will join many of his and of Mrs. Shaw’s families. The Rev. Russell Adams will officiate, and friends are welcome to join his family in attending.

The Lane Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Paul A. Shelby, 51

GIRARD – Paul A. Shelby, 51, died Tuesday, April 3, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

He was born Aug. 18, 1955 in Youngstown, the son of Peter and Catherine (Heban) Shelby.

He was a supervisor for Republic Building Supply Company for 15 years and was a 17-year employee of General Fireproofing. He was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard, Sam Filipe Club in Niles, Amen Corner Golf League, Royal Garden’s men softball and was a boys and girls basketball coach in Girard.

Known as “The Legend,” lovingly by his son and jokingly to others, he handled everything he did in life with fierce enthusiasm and passion.

He was a loving husband, devoted father and proud grandfather. He was pleased to be involved in the lives of his son Christopher, 31, and daughter Madison, 6, and experienced great joy in attending all their activities. He shared a similar passion and love for his nieces and nephews and always had time to attend sporting events, teach them how to dribble and shoot a basketball, or play catch in the front yard.

He was always involved in sports; cross country, basketball, softball and golf. He took time to share his passion with others. He lived for golf and was on a four-member team that placed second in competition at Firestone Country Club in Akron and went to compete in a national tournament at Doral Country Club in Miami. He also played in the Dupont World Amateur Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach with his brother-in-law and nephew for five years.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Fuentes) Shelby, whom he married May 29, 1999; his mother, Catherine Shelby of Girard; a son, Christopher Paul (Christie) Shelby of Ravenna; a daughter, Madison Marie Shelby at home; two brothers, Joseph (Peggy) Shelby and David Shelby, both of Girard; two sisters, Kathleen (Lynn) Miller of McDonald and Jeanne (Don) Kemmler of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Jackson, Maya and Kayla; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter P. Shelby I, and three sisters-in-law, Shelley A. Shelby, Norma Shelby and Paula Stoddard.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 6.

Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

The family requests any donations to be made to the Brain Tumor Institute at Taussig Cancer Center of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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David L. Woods Sr., 66

CANFIELD – David L. Woods Sr., 66, of 3599 W. Western Reserve Road, died Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman.

Mr. Woods was born June 12, 1940 in Brilliant, a son of Samson H. and Martha Stern Woods. He was a lifelong area resident.

He worked for the Graham Trucking Company in Rochester, Pa. for more than 25 years as a truck driver. He loved cars and collecting western theme collectibles.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary B. Radcliff, whom he married Jan. 3, 1959; three daughters, Deanna Mogg of Texas, Ellen Woods of Salem and Virginia Vineyard of Columbus; a son, David L. Woods Jr. of Canton; two brothers, Ronald Woods of Canfield and Kenneth Woods of Georgia; two sisters, Ruth Vernon of Florida and Phyllis Lawn of Warren; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Aaron Michael Woods; two brothers, Robert and Donald Woods; and four sisters, Clara Verhovic, Bessie Hixon, Juniata Hudgins and Dorothy Allen.

Family and friends are welcomed Friday from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday. Private interment will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.





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