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Carol Katherine Jackson Bliss, 77

HARTVILLE – Carol Katherine Jackson Bliss, 77, formerly Carol Rose, passed away Saturday, April 7.

She was born June 15, 1929, the daughter of the Honorable Emmett and Florence Jackson of Dayton.

Carol Bliss married G. Edgar Rose of Youngstown on Aug. 27, 1949 and later married Virgil Bliss on Feb. 14, 1976.

She graduated from Wittenberg College in Springfield in 1951 with a B.S. in education. After teaching for 15 years at East High School in Youngstown, she earned a master’s degree from Kent State University in Kent. She went on to be the superintendent for Family and Consumer Science for the Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in Canfield. Although she retired in 1985, she never stopped being a teacher to all those around her, including her children and grandchildren. Her sense of humor and red hair will be missed by those who knew her best.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jay Jackson; and her beloved husband, Virgil Bliss.

Survivors include her sister, Louise Semler of Fairborn; her children, Alison (Jim) Bullard of New Palestine, Ind., Dennis (Gina) Rose of Uniontown, Meredith (Tim) Flaherty of Hartville; and seven grandchildren, Dr. Brian Bullard, Christine Bullard, Dennis Flaherty, Kathryn Lynch, Samantha Rose, Amanda Rose and Brittany Moore.

Services were held Monday, April 9, in Fairborn in conjunction with her brother-in-law, Melvin Semler.

Charitable contributions may be made in Carol’s memory to Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106.


Eileen Boyee, 81

GIRARD – Eileen Boyee, 81, passed from this life on April 11.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend. She will be deeply missed.

She was born Mary Eileen Brown on Aug. 13, 1925 in Alliance, a daughter of Martin and Mary Frederick Brown.

She graduated from Mount Union College with degrees in math and English and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta. She worked for two summers at Beach Haven, N.J., during her college years. She was in New York City on V.J. Day, a memory she always treasured.

Eileen moved to Girard to teach in 1947 and met Donald K. Boyee. They married June 6, 1948.

She taught geometry and algebra to thousands of Girard students who loved her and still remember her as one of their favorite teachers.

Eileen spent countless hours volunteering at the church, teaching Sunday school and Bible school and was active in the Esther Circle church group. She was a member of the Eastern Star and tutored at the Emmanuel Center and also tutored many Girard students in her home. She never let anyone pay. She was a Campfire Girls leader and a Cub Scout volunteer.

She was extremely skilled at sewing, hand quilting and knitting and made many beautiful dresses, sweaters and doll clothes for her granddaughters. She enjoyed playing bridge, pinochle and Scrabble, working crosswords and jigsaw puzzles and was recently figuring out Sudoku.

Eileen instilled in all of her children a love for the ocean at an early age. This passion continues through to her grandchildren today.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years; her brother, Harold Lyle Brown; her children, Don and Darlene of Atlanta, Bill and Phyllis of Dayton, Mary of McDonald and Janice and Dan Stevens of Girard; her grandchildren, Andrew and Erin Stevens, Katie Boyee and Jenny and Steven Boyee; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George, and an infant sister.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

There will be services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Girard Methodist Church.

Interment will be at Girard City Cemetery.

Any monetary donations may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Girard.

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Jessie M. “Dolly” Chianese, 86

PORT LUCIE, FLA. – Jessie M. “Dolly” Chianese, 86, formerly of Austintown, died Tuesday at Liberty Health Care in Liberty.

She was born Sept. 24, 1920 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Carmen Leone and Josephine (Vitullo) Leone.

She was a 1938 graduate of East High School and enjoyed crossword puzzles, crochet and baking. Among the many good times she enjoyed in her life, her most cherished were those spent in the company of her family; her children, her aunts, her sisters and brothers, and especially all the little children whom she adored. She was a champion of the underdog, especially where baseball was concerned. She was a die-hard Indians fan.

She was the wife of the late Mario J. Chianese, whom she married Nov. 27, 1941.

Her family includes three sons, Vincent J. Chianese of Youngstown, Leonard and Margie Chianese of Austintown and Joseph R. Chianese of Oakland, Calif.; a daughter, Marion D. Jenkins of Port Lucie; two sisters, Rita Finelli of Girard and Dolores Orlando of Liberty; two brothers, Carmen J. Leone of Struthers and H. Ray Leone of Liberty; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Chianese of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John D. Chianese, and a son-in-law, David Jenkins.

There are no calling hours.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Church.

Funeral arrangements are by the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 East Indianola Ave. in Youngstown.


Anna Marie Coffelt (Nelson), 82

CAMPBELL – Private services will be held for Anna Marie Coffelt (Nelson), 82, who passed away Wednesday at Hospice House/Hospice of the Valley, after a long illness.

Ann was born Dec. 29, 1924 in Newkirk, Okla., a daughter of George and Lela Nelson.

On Feb. 29, 1946, she married Dr. John J. Coffelt in Rocky Ford, Colo.

After moving to Youngstown in July of 1968, she was actively involved in a number of community organizations, many of which were associated with Youngstown State University. She also enjoyed participating in a variety of social activities, including golf and bowling leagues and card clubs.

She is survived by four children, Sue (Bob) Lyon of Elkland, Mo., Marnie (Duane) Spatar of Campbell, Jan Bannon of New Middletown and John (Mary Anne) Coffelt of Anaheim, Calif.; a sister, Nora (Ken) Wheeler; a brother, Lloyd (Billie) Nelson of Rocky Ford; nine grandchildren, Rick and Randy Lyon, Stephanie Spatar, Bob, Joe and Kelin Bannon, Johanna Verdon and Lindsay and Ryan Coffelt; and five great grandchildren, Dylan and Darian Lyon, Adyson and Gabe Lyon and Miles Verdon.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Martha Krone of Indianapolis.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wasko Funeral Home.

The family request memorial contributions can be made in Ann’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512 or Hospice Forum Health at Home, 8747 Squires Lane, Warren, OH 44484.


Antoinette M. “Toni” Glozer, 83

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthias Church for Antoinette M. “Toni” Glozer, 83, who passed away Wednesday evening at Omni Manor.

She was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Youngstown, the daughter of Nicholas and Angeline Busico Cerimele, and was a lifelong area resident.

A January of 1942 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Mrs. Glozer was a member of the church and the Casa Sovoia Italian Ladies Club. She was a homemaker and taught preschool at Wickliffe Nursery School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. “Doc” Glozer, whom she married Aug. 10, 1946, and passed away Jan. 21, 2007.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Kathy) Glozer of Boardman and Donald Glozer of St. Louis; a daughter-in-law, Karen Glozer of Youngstown; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Mihok and Lisa (Brad) Straight, both of Boardman; and two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Abigail Mihok.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Stephen Glozer; brothers, John, Louis and Edmund Cerimele; and a sister, Eleanor Delfino.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family would like to give special thanks to Birdie, Betty and Chanda for their love and excellent care of Toni.

“Thank you, too, to the staff of Omni Manor for their kindness and help in making Toni’s last days as comfortable as possible. A special thanks to Hospice of the Valley.”

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Jean R. Green, 92

GIRARD – Jean R. Green, 92, passed away Monday, April 9, at Liberty Health Care.

She was born Jan. 20, 1915 in Pittsburgh to the late Raymond and Irene Noss Heasley.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Girard Senior Citizens, and was a former member of the Liberty Extension Homemakers for many years. She enjoyed playing cards with a long time group of friends, gardening and crafts.

Her husband, Joseph T. Green, whom she married Dec. 20, 1938, died Dec. 11, 1985.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret E. (Dale) Whigham of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her son, David A. (Mildred) Green of McDonald; a sister, Amy Lou Hall of Girard; a brother, Howard Heasley of Cleveland; three granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and William Heasley; and a granddaughter, Rachelle Green.

There will be services Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home where visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at Girard City Cemetery.


David Anthony Kalcic, 70

LOWELLVILLE – David Anthony Kalcic, 70, died Tuesday, April 10, at Greenbriar Healthcare Center in Boardman.

He was born July 12, 1936, a son of Anthony and Sophie Kaplan Kalcic. He was a lifelong resident of Lowellville.

A 1955 graduate of Lowellville High School, Mr. Kalcic worked in maintenance for the Mahoning County Engineers Office for 29 years, retiring in 1997.

Mr. Kalcic is survived by his mother, Sophie, of Delaware, Ohio; his wife, the former Eileen M. Villano, whom he married Nov. 23, 1971; a sister, Joanne (James) Traveline of Marion; and two nieces, Melissa (Tom) Richgels and Laurie Traveline.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Kalcic.

Family and friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Lowellville Chapel, where prayer services will be Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.



Joyce E. Kuester, 77

NILES – Joyce E. Kuester, 77, of 27 Helen Ave., died peacefully at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Niles with her family at her side.

She was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Niles to Floyd and Olive (Reese) Householder.

A graduate of Niles McKinley High School, she was a member of St. Stephen Church, the Niles Catholic Women’s Club, the Cursillo Prayer Group, AmVets Ladies Auxiliary and the Army and Navy Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading.

She married Paul Edward Kuester on April 15, 1950, and he passed away on the same day four years ago, April 12, 2003.

She is survived by two daughters, Katie Fox and Patty (Tony) Fuda, a son, Rick Kuester, and a daughter-in-law, Paulette Kuester, all of Niles; four grandchildren, Ann Marie Modarelli of Boardman, Jennifer Fox of Liberty and Marion Palmer and Jay Kuester, both of Niles; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lon Householder of Niles.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert Kuester, who died July 12, 2006; a brother, Jim Householder; and a sister, Jean Fox.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Church with the Rev. Thomas Kraszewski officiating.

Burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Church Tuition Angel Fund.

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Theodore L. Mesmer Jr., 77

EAST PALESTINE – Theodore L. Mesmer Jr., 77, of 452 state Route 165, passed away at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a three-month illness.

He was born April 25, 1929 in Youngstown, a son of the late Theodore and Grace Bossert Mesmer Sr., and had resided in the East Palestine area for more than 50 years, coming from North Lima.

Mr. Mesmer and his father had been in the excavating field and had also owned and operated Ted Mesmer and Son Coal until retiring in the early 1990s. He was a member of the East Palestine Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Charleen Huston, whom he married Nov. 8, 1952; two sons, Rick Mesmer of East Palestine and David Mesmer of Boardman; a daughter, Judy Allender of Canfield; a brother, Bob Mesmer of Leetonia; and five grandchildren.

A son, Dan Mesmer, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Youngstown.

Please visit www.oliver-linsley.com to view this obituary and send condolences.


Vernon J. Sanborn Jr., 85

WARREN – There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lordstown Christian Church, 6370 Tod Avenue S.W. in Lordstown, for Vernon J. Sanborn Jr., 85, who passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph Health Care Center.

Vernon was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Cleveland, the son of the late Vernon J. (Viola Conrad) Sr. and Thelma Sanborn.

He was a 1942 graduate of Orange High School and was a tool and die maker for True Temper for several years. He also was the co-owner of Sanborn Music in Cleveland for many years. He attended the Lordstown Christian Church and was a member of the Eagles, Elks, and the V.F.W.

Vernon was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps as a pilot.

His wife, the former Patricia Fasham, whom he married April 21, 1944, passed away July 30, 1993.

Vernon leaves three children, Vernon J. (Diane) Sanborn III of Frankfort, Ill., Pamela J. Ludwig of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Penny J. (Lou) Lindner of Linwood, Ontario, Canada; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way. Vernon also leaves his special friend; Anne Miller and her children, Randy (Davida) Miller and Shelley (J.J.) Staufenger.

The family will receive guests at the church on Saturday.

Arrangements are by the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel.

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





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