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Jane Aulizia, 85

WARREN – There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Norman Schinkel officiating, for Jane Aulizia, 85, who passed away Sunday morning at St. Joseph Health Center.

Jane was born Sept. 16, 1921 in Warren, the daughter of Joseph and Susan Swihart Broadhurst.

She was a homemaker and was a seamstress in her home for 60 years. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, shopping and gardening but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Nicholas J. “Tony” Aulizia, whom she married May 20, 1939, preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2004.

Survivors include a son, Mark (Nancy) Aulizia of Eden Prairie, Minn.; a daughter, Susan (Carl Sr.) Strawn of Warren; eight grandchildren, Dena (Dave) Richards, Kenny (Jill) Jankovich Jr., Kelly (Rich) Mimna, Jason (Sarah) Aulizia, Michael (Sara) Aulizia, Sherry (Joe) Santos, Buddy Strawn and Debbie (Jeff) Fullard; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, he was preceded in death by a brother, Denton Broadhurst.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.

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Donald Charles Bowser, 79

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Donald Charles Bowser, 79, died Sunday April 8, 2007 at Omni Manor Nursing Home.

Don was born July 11, 1927 to the late Earl and Millie Sipes Bowser in Niles.

He was a WWII veteran, serving with the Merchant Marines.

He owned his own Barber Shop and his own construction company, Design Systems, which specialized in Butler Buildings. He last worked for the Ohio Lottery Commission.

Don was a member of the First Christian Church of Youngstown, was active in youth Baseball for Liberty Township, and was a member of the Liberty Optimist and State Optimist.

He was active in local politics and served on the Liberty Board of Education for 12 years and the Liberty Trustees for 12 years. He served on the staff of former Congressman Lyle Williams for six years, was trustee when the present Liberty Township, Government Center and Post office was built, and was a member of the Liberty Sports Hall of Fame impact Member.

He is survived by his two sisters, Doris Brown of Girard and Jane Bowser of Liberty Township.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Kenneth, Glen and Russell; and his sisters, Mildred Simons, Edith Kenectle and Frieda Lozner.

Services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Blackstone’s Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Material Contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 4214 Market St., Box 3383 Youngstown, OH 44513-3383.

Internment will be at Churchill Cemetery.

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John D. Chianese, 50

YOUNGSTOWN – John D. Chianese, 50, co-owner of the Massage Therapy Center of Northeastern Ohio with his wife, Margaret Sandy, died peacefully Thursday morning in his home after a short illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1956 in Youngstown to the late Mario J. Chianese and Jessie (Dolly) Chianese.

He was a 1974 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and studied music at the Dana School of Music and massotherapy in New York City.

He played guitar in the B-Minors, a local band and one of the first to play at Cedars downtown as well as in productions at the Youngstown Playhouse. He also practiced the art of holistic treatment and the removal of food and environmental allergies. He and Margaret opened their offices in Youngstown in 1994.

Besides his wife of 29 years, he leaves his mother, Jessie Chianese of Liberty Arms Nursing Facility; a sister, Marion Jenkins of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a brother, Joseph of Oakland, Calif., and two brothers, Vincent and Leonard (Margie), both of Youngstown; as well as many nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and a great-nephew, who loved and admired him.

Preceding him in death were his father, Mario J. Chianese; his brother-in-law, David Jenkins; his grandparents, Josephine and Carmen Leone and Vicenzo and Marguerite Chianese; and his dogs, Scooter and Odie, who died last week.

To sum up his life in a few short words is hardly possible. He was a loving husband to his wife, a caregiver to his many patients (often free of charge), a friend to all, a teacher to many, a musician, a humanitarian who often gave to the needy and who took stray dogs into his home as pets, a gourmet cook, a patron of the arts, a font of knowledge on many insignificant topics, a self-proclaimed movie critic who loved obscure, off-beat and sometimes terrible movies, a champion of the underdog-except where baseball is concerned (he was a die-hard Yankees fan), a little brother to some, a big brother to others, a best friend, a confidant, a humorist and a gentleman. His ability to make the people in his life feel cherished is what made him so special.

Donation can be made in his memory to The Bummer Fund at (330) 746-5010, the Campaign Fund and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The family would like to thank all their friends for their genuine concern and support and for respecting his wishes of privacy in this most difficult of times.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.


Laverne Charlene Codner, 91

NILES – Laverne Charlene Codner, 91, of Autumn Hills Nursing Home, died Sunday evening.

She was born Dec. 13, 1915 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Otto and Ida Peterson. She moved from Pittsburgh to the Youngstown area in 1917.

A homemaker, Mrs. Codner was a member of the Beacon of Hope Baptist Church in Warren and a former member of the Wisteria Rebekah Lodge in Struthers.

Her husband, Robert A. Codner, whom she married Jan. 1 ,1937, died May 10, 1995.

She leaves a daughter, Roberta (William) Koupiaris of Warren; a son, Ross (Dee) Codner of Boise, Idaho; a sister, Julie Bupp of Warren; a brother John (Sandy) Davies of Mansfield; two grandsons, Randall Violante and Ross Codner Jr.; and three great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Ronald Violante II; three brothers, Otto Peterson, Ludwic Peterson and Windsor Peterson; and a sister, Katherine Peterson.

Funeral services will be private.

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

Memorial contributions may be given in Mrs. Codner’s name to the Autumn Hills Nursing Home, Activity Department, 2565 Niles Vienna Road, Niles, OH 44446

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.



Stephan J. Curtis, 63

LOWELLVILLE – Stephan J. Curtis, 63, died early Monday morning at his residence.

He was born April 24, 1943 in Cleveland, a son of Raymond and Wilma Skinner Curtis.

Mr. Curtis graduated from West Geauga High School in 1961. He then attended Michigan State University and graduated from the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, N.Y., with a major in biblical languages.

He was the Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church on Oak Street Extension for 14 years. He was choir director at the Bible Baptist Temple in Campbell.

Mr. Curtis was a semi-professional photographer and loved to read. He also enjoyed all sports, sailing, singing, and especially listening to classical music.

He taught drivers training for the National Driver Training School, worked for the former Wean United for more than 21 years and drove school bus for several of the local school districts, most recently for the Campbell School District.

He leaves his wife, the former Janice M. Maynard, whom he married Dec. 27, 1967; two daughters, Melody (Joseph) Whinnery of Marysville and Heidi (Douglas) Chandler of Burton; two sons, Marcus (Elizabeth) Curtis of Pembine, Wis., and Edward (Tina) Curtis of Montrose, Pa.; a sister, Carol (Roger) Petty of Chicago; and six grandchildren, Daniel and Kalista Chandler, Melanie Curtis, Nathan and Joah Whinnery and Hosanna Curtis.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Lowellville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Gospel Baptist Church, 6235 Clingan Road, Poland OH 44514, where friends may call from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday.

Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Curtis’s name to the Bible Baptist Temple, 230 Lettie Ave., Campbell, OH 44405.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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Anna Demyan, 87

STRUTHERS – Anna Demyan, 87, passed away Sunday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born July 18, 1919 in Sagamore, Pa., a daughter of the late John Pluchinsky and Helen (Ferienze) Pluchinsky.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and was an avid bingo player and gardener.

Her husband, Steve Demyan, whom she married Jan. 25, 1937, passed away in October of 1972.

Family includes a daughter, Anna Vagilla of Salem; a daughter-in-law, Jean Demyan of Poland; her sisters, Catherine Confoey of Niles and Helen Klepler of Sharon, Pa.; a brother, Andrew Pluchinsky of Youngstown; two granddaughters, Theresa Singer and Christine Dow; a grandson, Joseph Demyan Jr.; and her great-grandchildren, Abby Singer, Joseph Demyan III, Mason Dow, Nicolette Demyan and Daniel Demyan.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Pluchinsky, John Pluchinsky and Michael Pluchinsky; her sons, Daniel Demyan and Joseph Demyan Sr.; and a sister, Mary Felko.

Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 E. Indianola Ave. in Youngstown, where her services will be at 1 p.m.



John A. Deutschlander Sr., 75

NEW SPRINGFIELD – John A. Deutschlander Sr., 75, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday at Beeghly Emergency.

He was born June 21, 1931 in Youngstown, the son of George Deutschlander and Regina Bauman.

John was a Wilson High School graduate and was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from General Electric and also Gold Cross.

His wife, the former Ann Coleman, whom he married June 18, 1961, preceded him in death June 8, 1991.

He is survived by a daughter, Beth Browell, and a son, John A. Deutschlander Jr., both of Harker Heights, Texas; a sister, Matilda Taylor of Struthers; five grandchildren; and three nieces and a nephew.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; and a sister, Jean “Minnie” Boldt.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run, Boardman, OH 44512.


John B. Glinn Jr.

NAPLES, FLA. – John B. Glinn Jr., noted business and civic leader, died March 27 following a brief illness in Naples.

He was born Nov. 26, 1931 in Warren.

After attending Hillsdale College and graduating from Ohio University, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957 as a fighter pilot in VF 84 Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia. Upon completion of a degree in print management from Carnegie Institute of Technology, he joined the family business, Superior Printing Company, in 1960. From the late 1960s to 2000, he led a period of rapid growth and national recognition for Superior until his retirement in 2000.

Glinn was active in many civic and industry associations. He served as president of the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce as well as being a past president of the Trumbull Country Club. He served as chairman of the board of Trumbull Memorial Hospital and was a member of the executive committee for the United Way.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Printing Industry of Northern Ohio and was a director of the Printing Industries of America. As a distinguished director of the Wallcovering Association, he was honored in 1997 as “The Justin P. Allman Award” recipient, which is given annually to the person who has made the greatest contribution to the wallcovering industry.

Glinn married the former Bernise Griffin in 1957, who survives him along with two sisters, Betty Rogers and Marjorie Sharp. He is also survived by a daughter, Elizabeth G. Frey of Chagrin Falls; a son, John B. Glinn III of Warren; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned in Warren on May 22 at 11 a.m. at the Howland Community Church.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Carteret County, 302 Medical Park Court, P.O. Box Drawer 1619, Morehead City, NC 28557-1619.

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Ralph R. Grim, 60

NORTH JACKSON – There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, for Ralph R. Grim, 60, who died after a lengthy illness Saturday afternoon at his home.

Ralph was born June 11, 1946 in Tunnelton, W.Va., the son of the late Truman and Janith (Parsons) Grim.

He had worked for 39 years for General Motors, retiring in June of 2006. Ralph enjoyed playing bingo and making wine.

He leaves his wife, the former Brenda Grantz whom he married April 17, 1982; five children, Thomas (Regina) Grim of Berlin Center, Gary (Patricia) Grim of Boardman, Janith (Sean) Bachochin of Austintown and Sandy (Jim) Shank and Amber (Daniel) Cribley, both of North Jackson; his siblings, John Grim of Youngstown, Audrey Matthews of Youngstown, Janice Hubert of Petersburg and Mary Maravola of Boardman; and seven grandchildren.

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

The family requests that material contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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


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Henry Grossi, 95

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, and at 10 a.m. at St. Brendan Church for Henry Grossi, 95, who passed away Sunday morning at the Maison Aine.

Henry was born Sept. 1, 1911 in Conifer, Pa., a son of Fiore and Angelina Martini Grossi, and came to this area in 1923.

He was a chef, retiring from the Pick Ohio Hotel in 1975 with more than 43 years of service. He then went to work for the Profit Food Co. at the Lordstown GM Plant.

Henry served his country in the Army during WWII and was a staff sergeant in the Atlantic Theatre and received a Bronze Star.

Henry leaves his wife, the former Veronica Cvetkovich, whom he married March 2, 1946; a son, Lawrence J. (Cheryl) Grossi of Stow; a brother, John Grossi of Lakeland, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; his son, Henry J. Grossi, who passed away Dec. 30, 2006; a sister, Mary Martini; and four brothers, Aldo, Stanley, Joseph and Pheno Grossi.

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




Gretta Barrett Jones, 66

SILVER SPRING, MD. – Gretta Barrett Jones, 66, died Easter Sunday, April 8, at Otterbein Northshore, Lakeside-Marblehead.

Gretta was born Feb. 12, 1941 in Youngstown to James and Anna (Lynch) Barrett.

While living in Youngstown, she was employed in the classified department of the Youngstown Vindicator. Prior to her retirement in 2004, she served for 15 years as the executive director of Shepherd’s Table, a provider of services for the homeless.

Gretta will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Rhyan R. Jones of Silver Spring; her sisters, Mary Ann Baker of Youngstown and Trish (Rick) Noderer of Port Clinton, OH; Cousins: John (Kay) Reilly of Eagle, WI; Nephew: Timothy (Jennifer Blatt) Baker of Brunswick, OH and Grand Nephew & Niece: Connor & Erin Baker of Brunswick, OH.  Gretta was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home in Port Clinton, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in the Washington, D.C., area.

Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com to share online condolences with the family.



Emery J. Kovach, 89

CAMPBELL – There will be services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wasko Funeral Home for Emery J. Kovach, 89, who passed away Saturday morning at his residence.

He was born June 1, 1917 in Campbell, a son of Paul and Elizabeth (Toth) Kovacs, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Kovach attended Campbell Memorial High School and worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube before being inducted into the Navy on Sept. 22, 1943. He was a seaman 1st class and served as a gunner aboard a transport ship in the European-African Campaign, the American Theatre and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. He received the WWII Victory medal and was discharged from the Navy on Nov. 30, 1945.

After his discharge, he served in the Naval Reserve and was a crane operator for Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. (LTV Steel) until his retirement in 1980.

He was a lifelong member of the Rockview Christian Church (formerly American Hungarian Reformed Church), where his mother was a charter member.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved family, his wife of 61 years, Mary (Wargo); his daughter, Beverly (John) Sloczlas of Darnestown, Md.; and his grandsons, Michael, Jeffrey and David Skoczlas; two brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; as well as many nieces, nephews, godchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Mike and Paul; and his sisters, Mary Halase and Elizabeth Fuzy.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Nance Mack, 50

CANFIELD – There will be services Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, and at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church for Nance Mack, 50, who passed away early Monday morning at her home.

Nance was born Dec. 27, 1956, in Youngstown, a daughter of Clarence “Red” M. and Nancy Arquilla Wilson.

She was a 1975 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. She received an associate’s degree from Youngstown State University in dental hygiene in 1977. She worked for more than 25 years as a dental hygienist for the following dentists; Dr. Mangie, Dr. DePerro and Dr. Malys.

Nance was a very involved parishioner at St. Charles Roman Catholic Church in Boardman. She was active at St. Charles as a Eucharistic Minister in the Home and School Association, for which she was instrumental in initiating the Scrip program. She also participated in many activities involving Cardinal Mooney High School. She was an avid reader and active in her card club.

She leaves her loving children, Jimmy Mack and Chelsea Mack, both at home; her beloved fiancé, Anthony Manolio and his daughter Alexis Manolio of Boardman; her brothers, David (Sharon) Wilson of Boardman and Kelly Wilson of Cleveland; her nieces, Macy and Abby Wilson of Boardman; her most dear and lifelong friends, Mary Farragher Larson, Bonnie Petrony Stoops and Steffi Wilkens Carano; her former husband and the father of their children, Jim Mack; her aunts and uncles, Edith Arquilla, Joseph Arquilla, Robert Arquilla, Dorothy Arquilla, Ralph Cocucci, Dora Kraja and Norma (Tony) Parks; and also leaves to mourn her memory many loving cousins and dear friends.

Nance was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests material contributions be made to National City Bank for the Nance Mack Children’s Fund.


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John A. Muempfer, 94

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the McCauley Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Church for John A. Muempfer, 94, formerly of Halleck Street, who passed away on Easter afternoon at Park Vista Retirement Community surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 30, 1912 in Youngstown, the son of Frank Benjamin and Elizabeth Huth Muempfer, and was lifelong member of the community.

A graduate of The Rayen School, Mr. Muempfer and attended Youngstown College. He was a purchasing agent for Republic Rubber and Areoquip Corp. for more than 47 years.

He was a member of the church and was active in many church organizations. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 274, where he served as a past Grand Knight, a former member of St. Rose Church in Girard and was a member of St. Rose and Girard Senior Citizens. He was an avid fisherman, bowler and golfer.

He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years, the former Mary Elizabeth Donegan, whom he married Sept. 7, 1940; two sons, John Michael (Noreen) Muempfer of Pinehurst, N.C., and William Edward (Margeurite) Muempfer of South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara (Ronald) Hagan of Columbus and Marianne (Ronald) Ameen of Hubbard; 10 grandchildren, Mary Anderson, Michael Muempfer, Kevin Muempfer, Matthew Muempfer, Catherine Muempfer, Colleen Campbell, Kelly Hagan, Jeffrey Ameen, Jason Ameen and Jonathan Ameen; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Frank Mumpfer; and two sisters, Betty and Marian “Polly” Muempfer.

The family requests material contributions to St. Edward Church, the local chapter of the American Heart Association or Hospice of the Valley.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Ruth W. Patrick, 86

HUBBARD – Ruth W. Patrick, 86, formerly of Brookfield, died Saturday at the home of her son, surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 6, 1920 in Boardman, a daughter of Lester G. and Grace M. (Hauser) Wellendorf.

Mrs. Patrick was Protestant by faith and in her spare time, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and word search puzzles.

Survivors include her son, Jody Patrick and wife Thelma of Hubbard; her brother, John C. Wellendorf of Sharon, Pa.; her grandchildren, Mark Patrick and wife Jen, Daniel Patrick and wife Alison and Hilary Patrick; and her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Kaitlyn Patrick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Harry E. Patrick Jr., whom she married Jan. 22, 1942; her brother, Lester G. Wellendorf Jr.; her sister, Peggy Buckalew.

There will be memorial services at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sharon, with Rev. Nick Protos, nephew of Ruth.

Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Belmont Park Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests contributions can be made to the Memorial Fund at the First Presbyterian Church in Sharon.

Family and friends can visit www.madaszchapel.com to send condolences.



Edwin L. Pemberton, 62

NORTH JACKSON – Edwin L. Pemberton, 62, passed away suddenly at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

A lifetime area resident, Edwin was born March 19, 1945 in New Albany, the son of Lloyd and Lucy (McClish) Pemberton.

Edwin was a truck driver for more than 25 years for several companies and prior to his retirement in 1999, he was working for Bill Mahan Trucking in North Lima. Edwin enjoyed watching NASCAR and dirt track racing and working on cars whenever possible.

Edwin is survived by his wife, Catherine Corine Siegel Pemberton, whom he married August 28, 1971; a daughter Tonja Pemberton and her fiancée Robert Bachani of Boardman; a stepson David Longnecker of Hinesville, Ga.; a grandson, Gregory Schmied; two stepgranddaughters, Angela Longnecker George and Christina Thomas; and a sister, Beatrice Evancho also survives.

Besides his parents, Edwin was preceded in death by a sister.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Burial will be at North Jackson Township Cemetery.

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



Virginia G. Scutillo, 80

HUBBARD – Virginia G. Scutillo, 80, of 7176 Chestnut Ridge Road, died Saturday at Omni Manor Nursing Home in Youngstown.

Mrs. Scutillo was born June 8, 1926, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of William J. and Sara E. (Wyant) Nicholson.

A 1944 graduate from Sharon High School, Ginny retired from Graham Stamping in Wheatland, Pa., where she had was a press operator. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon, Pa., where she was a former secretary with its Senior Citizens Group.

In her spare time, she enjoyed floral gardening, reading, volunteering at Omni Manor, working with the church youth summer club, and cooking spaghetti and meatballs. She especially loved spending time with her family and attending the Salvation Army Senior Citizen activities and dinners with her friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Gail Holsing of Masury, Mary Jo Ciccolini and her husband James of Hinckley and Dawnette Wright and her husband Alvin of Grand Terrace, Calif.; her six grandchildren; and her six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Anthony Eugene Scutillo, whom she married June 20, 1947, and died July 18, 1969; by her granddaughter, Dawnal Wright; and by her sister, Emily I. Nicholson.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Madasz Funeral Chapel in Brookfield, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Thomas Willcox, Pastor, and con-celebrant, Rev. Thomas Carrier, Pastor of the Brunswick Christian Fellowship Church.

Burial will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery.

Family and friends can visit www.madaszchapel.com to send condolences.

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Kenneth Reed Shick, 92

EDINBURG, PA. – Kenneth Reed Shick, 92, died Thursday at Presbyterian UPMC in Pittsburgh from a fall at his residence.

Mr. Shick was born Jan. 18, 1915 in Youngstown, a son of Reid Valentine and Rachel Shugars Shick.

He retired from the Carbon Limestone Co. May 1, 1980 after 47 years of service. He began his career at Carbon Limestone at the age of 16 as a night watchman, then as a welder, and retired as maintenance superintendent. He also worked part time at C.D. Ambrosia Coal and Construction Co. as a welder for many years.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Ann Loth, whom he married July 10, 1935 in West Virginia. They were childhood sweethearts and were married for 72 years. He is also survived by his son, Kenneth Shick Jr. of Edinburg; two daughters, Norma Long and husband Robert of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Ruthene Boerner and husband Richard of Huntington Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Carmen Shick, Rosemarie Bartholomew, Kendra Tabak, Kenneth Shick III, Kimberly Esson, Robert Long II, Reid Long, Richard Yale Boerner and Brandon Boerner; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Lowellville and later was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of New Castle, Pa. He enjoyed traveling and hunting, but his passion in life was gardening and barbecuing at family gatherings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Floyd Shick and Roy Smyers; and sisters, Iccie Shick, Inez Shick and Velma Robb.

There are no calling hours and a memorial service will be announced at a later time.

Arrangements are by the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road in New Castle.

Entombment will be at Graceland Cemetery Mausoleum.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and his memory will live on in our hearts forever.

Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send condolences online.

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Jeanne L. Snyder, 60

PALM BAY, FLA. – Jeanne L. Snyder, 60, of Palm Bay, died April 7 in Cocoa, Fla.

She was born in Youngstown and came to Brevard County in 1983.

She was a housewife and mother.

Survivors include a daughter, Janene Wells of Cocoa; a granddaughter, Danielle; and her mother, Ida Jean Ostaffie, and a sister, Michelle Hedrick, both of Youngstown.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jon, and her companion, Philip Sterphone.

There are no calling hours.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral in Melbourne, Fla.

The family requests material contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.


Lillian M. “Daffy” White, 60

NILES — A celebration of life will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Niles Chapel, for Lillian M. “Daffy” White, 60, who passed away Saturday after a long illness.

Lillian, also known as Daffy, was born March 8, 1947 in Conneaut, the daughter of Walter and Helen Gardner.

She was a graduate of Conneaut High School, class of 1965. She was the owner and operator of Daffy’s Place in Niles and was noted for her baking skills. Daffy was a former member of the Federated Church of Albany Pa., and a former member of the Church of God in Newton Falls. She enjoyed embroidery, reading, puzzles and fishing.

She leaves her husband, Orville Cliff White, whom she married July 16, 1974; her mother of Mineral Ridge; three children, Lisa M. (Kevin) Scavnicky-Mamula of Columbus and Andrew S. Scavnicky and Cliff O. (Rebecca) White, both of Youngstown; a sister, Audrey Jackson of Pennsylvania; a brother, Albert Clemson of Ashtabula; and three grandchildren, Diana and Nathaniel Mamula, both of Columbus, and James Scavnicky of Youngstown.

She was preceded in death by her father, who passed away in 1951 and a sister, June.

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley in Lillian’s name.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.





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