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Samuel Robert

Andino, 83

POLAND – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson

Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius in Youngstown for Samuel Robert Andino, 83, who died Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

He was born June 27, 1923 in Youngstown, the son of the late Pasquale and Julia Batholmew Andino.

Sam attended The Rayen School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

He was a firefighter with the Youngstown Fire Department for more than 26 years, retiring from Fire Station No. 8 in 1978.

He was a member of Saint Dominic Church. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening

His wife, the former Carmel Jean Secre, whom he married Jan. 19, 1946, died Dec. 4, 1996.

Sam is survived by two daughters, Sandra Ann (John) Womer of Boardman and Gina Marie (James) Mapes of Hubbard; a son, Patrick James (Christine) Andino of Berlin Center; six grandchildren, John Womer, Shannon Phaneuf, Ashley Andino, Kendall Andino, James Mapes and Jillian Mapes; a great-grandson, Matthew Womer; three sisters, Elizabeth D'Onofrio of Boardman, Helen Colucci, formerly of Youngstown, and Marie Leskovac of Poland.

Besides his parents and wife, Sam was preceded in death by two brothers, Angelo and Dominic Andino.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Ann M. Brown, 90

POLAND – There will be services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Anstrom-Velker Funeral Home, 75 E Midlothian Blvd., for Ann M. Brown, 90, who died Friday evening at Sunrise Assisted Living of Poland.

She was born Nov. 6, 1916 in Youngstown, a daughter of Martin and Katherine Velter Windt.

She was employed by the Youngstown Board of Education in the Dietary Department, where she spent most of her employment at South High School. She had also worked at Boardman High School among other, retiring in 1965.

Ann was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed flower gardening and loved to bake and cook.

Her first husband, Paul M. Rhody, died in 1956.

Her second husband, John T. Brown, whom she married June 10, 1961, died Sept. 5, 2000.

She is survived by her son, Paul (Sylvia) W. Rhody of Boardman; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Howard E. Windt; a sister, Catherine Windt; three brothers, John, Michael and William Windt; and a great-grandson.

Friends may call form 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Ruth Elizabeth

Carnahan, 103

GIRARD – Ruth Elizabeth Carnahan, 103, formerly of Liberty Township, passed away Thursday at Salem Community Hospital.

Ruth was born April 14, 1904 to the late James and Laura Speakman Mansfield in Versailles, Pa.

She worked for Westinghouse in Pennsylvania from 1922 to 1934 as a secretary, then continued as a homemaker.

She was a member of the Church Hill Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Lee E. (Ruth) Carnahan of Lady Lake, Fla., Roger M. (Roselyn) Carnahan of Liberty Township, Arthur B. (Marjorie) Carnahan of Columbus, Carolyn A. (Leon) Jones of Glen Ellyn, III., Janet (John) Quirke of Grove City, Pa., and Ruth Baker (Craig) Milliman of Liberty Township; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Carnahan, whom she married June 29, 1926 and who died Oct. 2, 1992; sisters, Ida Glenn, Ella Swope and Flora Jane Mansfield; and a brother, Lloyd Mansfield.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church Hill Methodist Church, 189 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Liberty Township, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Visitation will also be held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home, 672 Churchill Road in Girard.

Internment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.

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George E.

Cornell Jr., 69

GIRARD – George E. Cornell Jr., 69, died Friday, April 20, 2007 at his son’s residence.

George was born December 16, 1937 in Youngstown, a son of George E. and Margaret Ruth Shaffer Cornell Sr.

George retired in 1996 after 36 years as a milkman, first working for Isaly’s Dairy and then Superior Dairy.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Girard and loved playing golf and baseball and fishing. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Besides his mother of Cuyahoga Falls, he is survived by his sons, Charles E. of Girard and George B. (Shelia) of Girard; a sister, Jane L. (William) Charles of Cuyahoga Falls; four grandchildren, Laura Ann Cornell, Garrett Welch, Steven and Angela Cornell.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The family requests any material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Interment will be in Girard City Cemetery.

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Monroe S. Deutsch, 87

LIBERTY – There will be services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home, 292 Madison Ave. in Youngstown for Monroe S. Deutsch, 87, who passed away Saturday morning.

“Muns” was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Cleveland, a son of Joseph and Ruth Deutsch.

He was a graduate of Shaw High School and received his BA from Miami University. During WWII, he was a sergeant with the 15th Air Force of the Army Air Corps stationed in Italy. He was awarded European Theater of Operations with two battles stars. For a brief period, he played baseball for the minor league of the Cleveland Indians.

Muns spent the first part of his career in retail and was the owner of Monroe’s Fashions of Distinction on Phelps Street for several years before becoming a stock broker with Butler, Wick & Co. He was an avid golfer and bowler with B’Nai B’Rith leagues, a member of Congregation Rodef Sholom and served on the Board of Directors of Torent, Inc.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Roth; and his brother, Leonard.

He is survived by his wife, Anna (Sartarelli) Deutsch; his daughters, Jody (Stan) Nudell and Jan (Stuart) Strasfeld; and his grandchildren, Brad and Connie Nudell, David, Cindy and Liz Strasfeld, Sara Sartarelli Hudson, Alessandro Sartarelli Atkinson and Anthony Sartarelli.

Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Monroe’s memory to Congregation Rodef Sholom or the American Cancer Society.

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Helen Gorsky

Faustino, 92

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Kubina Yuhasz Funeral Home, Boardman Chapel, 5925 Market Street and at 10 a.m. in Saint Stanislaus Church for Helen Gorsky Faustino, 92, who died Saturday morning at Hospice House.

Helen was born on April 22, 1914 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Bogdan Gorsky.

She worked at Kleins in Ladies Fashion for 12 years and then worked at Coopers House of Fashion for 16 years. She was a member of the church, its Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, its Sorrowful Mothers Society, its Altar and Rosary Society, Saint Casimer Senior Citizens, Saint Casimer Sorrowful Mothers Society and Catholic War Veterans Post 1222 Ladies Auxilary.

Helen is survived by a daughter, Alberta (Dennis) Wilde of Canfield; a brother Edward Gorsky of Boardman; and a half brother, Frank Wozniak of Niles.

She is preceded in death by a brother, John Gorsky; and a sister, Sister Mary Epiphany of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, and many nieces and nephews.

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

There will be a prayer service at the funeral home at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

William F. Fleming, 49

HOWLAND – William F. Fleming, 49, died Sunday, April 15, after a sudden illness, while vacationing with his family in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was born March 20, 1958 in Warren, the son of William D. and Ann H. (Pettigrew) Fleming, and had lived in the Warren area all his life.

Bill was a graduate of Howland High School and attended Miami (Ohio) University on a baseball scholarship. He was a great pitcher at the high school and college levels, and played AA hardball into his late thirties.

He carried his love for baseball throughout his life, and after his playing days were over, he coached girls’ softball, boys’ Little League, Howland High School, and Grove City College. As a college coach, he guided Grove City to its best record in thirty years. His 11 year-old Little League team became Ohio state champions in 2006.

He had been employed early at Republic Steel and later became a contractor/developer. His greatest labor of love was Camden Pond of Howland.

He enjoyed hunting, boating, snowmobiling, and vacationing at Lake George, N.Y., where he had gone since childhood. His greatest joy came from his family, and especially watching his children participate in sports.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Susan R. (Seem) Fleming, whom he married Dec. 2, 1989; his children, Brittany S. Fleming and Ryan W. Fleming; his sisters, Cheryl (Dr. Gary) Young and Laurie Ligouri, both of Poland; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Janet Seem of Howland; his sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Laurie and David Moore of Hudson; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Melinda Seem of Howland; two nieces, Kristin Ligouri and Ashley Seem; and eight nephews, Keith, Kurt, Korey, Kyle, and Kris Young, Joe Ligouri, Christopher Moore, and Matthew Seem.

His parents preceded in him death.

There will be services at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Burial Park.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Material contributions may be made to the William F. Fleming Memorial Fund, in c/o Chase Bank.

Arrangements are entrusted to the McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave. in Warren.

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Julia M. (Reno) Johnson, 91

AUSTINTOWN — Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephens Church in Niles for Julia M. Johnson, 91, who passed away Wednesday at Briarfield at Ashley Care Center.

Julia was born Aug. 4, 1915 in Campbell, the daughter of Michael and Anna (Magli) Reno.

She retired from Republic Steel, where she had been a press operator for several years. She volunteered as a nurse at Northside Hospital during WWII.

She was a member of St. Stephens Church and enjoyed traveling. She was a worldwide traveler and loved visiting other countries.

Her husband, Porter Johnson, whom she married in November of 1948, passed away in 1959.

She leaves a sister, Anne Sofranko of Canfield; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and many great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Kosa; four brothers, John, Michael, Frank and Sonny Reno; and an infant brother and sister.

Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

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Mary Helen McMahon, 93

YOUNGSTOWN – Mary Helen McMahon, 93, beloved wife, mother and community leader, died Wednesday, April 18, at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center. She had been a resident of Park Vista Community in Youngstown since 1996.

Born March 29, 1914 in Youngstown, she was the oldest of the 10 children born to Vincent and Elizabeth McEvoy McLaughlin.

She was a graduate of The Rayen School and in 1937, married John A. (Jack) McMahon, also of Youngstown. In 1945, Mr. McMahon founded J.A. McMahon Inc., a structural steel fabrication company in Niles, which he operated until his death in 1989. The company is now owned and operated by Mrs. McMahon’s son and grandson.

Mrs. McMahon and her family moved to a farm in Howland Township in 1951, where she raised six children and oversaw the farm operations, which at times included as many as 100 purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle. She lived at the farm until she moved to Park Vista.

A loving sister, mother and grandmother, she was dedicated to her family and delighted in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was an avid gardener, homemaker, hostess, and enjoyed a deep love of music throughout her life.

She was a longtime member of St. Stephen’s Church in Niles and active for many years in the Niles Catholic Women’s Club and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Joseph Hospital’s Auxiliary, serving as its president several times. In 2001, she was named an Emeritus president of the auxiliary. After moving back to Youngstown, she rejoined St. Edward’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include four sons, John A. Jr. (Sue) of Florida, Charles V. (Sandy) of Warren, Paul E. of Columbus and Patrick J. (Holly) of Chevy Chase, Md.; two daughters, Anne (Bill) Sullivan of Williamsburg, Va., and Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Peter) Wozniak of Howland; 11 grandchildren, Laura (Dan) Morelli, Kevin (Wendi) McMahon, William A. (Nancy) Sullivan III, Kathleen (Dave) Richards, John A. (Christine) McMahon III, Michael (Sherrey) McMahon, Sean Sullivan, Maura (Julian) Dooley, Heather McMahon, Patrick McMahon and Brendan McMahon; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anne Flannery of Akron and Lenore Kerrigan (Jim) Nagle, Suzanne Johnson and Jeanne Foley, all of Youngstown; and two brothers, James K. (Mary Agnes) McLaughlin of Tucson, Ariz., and Richard P. (Betty) McLaughlin of Youngstown.

Besides her husband, John A. “Jack” McMahon, whom she married July 3, 1937, and passed May 7, 1989, she was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent McLaughlin, and two sisters, Kathleen “Kay” Heames and Rita Ryan.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today, April 22, at the McCauley Funeral Home in Youngstown and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at St. Edward Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the St. Joseph Hospital Development Foundation or Mill Creek Park Foundation.

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Phillip J. Monteneri, 73

FOLEY, ALA. – There will be a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Church with celebrant Fr. Charles W. Crumbley for Phillip J. Monteneri, 73, formerly of Warren, who passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 11 at his home, following a massive heart attack.

Phillip was born Oct. 27, 1933 in Warren, the son of John and Rose Reda Monteneri.

A 1951 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, he went on to serve a carpentry apprenticeship at the Ravenna Arsenal. When finished, he became a jouneyman carpenter. He was a lifelong member of the Carpenters Local No. 1438 in Warren and the Local 171 in Youngstown. He was a past president of the Local No. 1438 and an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He was an arbitrator and union representative for AFSCME OSHA and was also the recording secretary for the Trumbull County Federation of Labor. He was also a business representative of the Carpenters Local No. 171 in Youngstown. He was active in politics and past president of the Western Reserve Building Trades Council, before his retirement in July of 1993. He moved to Foley in 2005.

Mr. Monteneri was a member of St. James Church in Warren and St. Patrick’s Church in Robertsdale, Ala. He loved spending time in his garden and enjoyed fishing, especially trips to Canda with his son Vince . He also loved sports and was a Cleveland Indians fan.

Survivors include his wife, Louise “Lou” Hood Monteneri; three children, John Monteneri of Bacliff, Texas, Vincent (Tracy) Monteneri of Champion and Marque Monteneri at home; his mother-in-law, Edna Hood of Foley; two grandchildren, Gina and Michael; and a sister, Joan Dillon of Niles.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Phillip Monteneri; and two sisters, Gloria Godiciu and Phyllis Nyre.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at St. James Church.

Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery.

Local funeral arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. James Church, 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren, OH 44484.

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Jenny A. Paden, 81

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, and at 9 a.m. at St. Brendan Church for Jenny A. Paden, 81, who passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at her home.

Jenny was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of Petro and Philomena Ambrosia Cicchillo.

Jenny was employed at Simms Drug Store for 15 years and at the Meat Depot for more than 10 years. She was a member of St. Brendan Church, their Altar and Rosary Society and their Senior Citizens group. Jenny was a bingo volunteer since its inception. She was also a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukraine Orthodox Senior Citizens group and was a member of T.O.P.S for more than 30 years.

She was always know for preparing homemade Sunday meals and would deliver them to whomever was hosting the family dinner. Jenny was dedicated to her family and was always there for them. She will be deeply missed.

Her husband Frank L. Paden whom she married April 24, 1945 passed away March 24, 1980.

Jenny was a beloved mother to a daughter, Phyllis (Matthew) Oleyar of Boardman, and a son Frank L. (Marsha) Paden of Boardman, and a sister to Mary Talarico of Struthers. She leaves her beloved grandchildren Michelle Oleyar, Cheryl (Rob) McGovern, Bradley Paden, Suzie Paden, and Laura Paden; and a great-granddaughter, Ava McGovern.

Besides her husband, Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Marlane Paden; a sister, Marian Slanzan; and three brothers, Carmen Chicklo, Sam and Tony Cicchillo.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Frances M. Palovich, 88

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Blessed Sacrament Church with celebrant Fr. Donald E. King for Frances M. Palovich, 88, who passed away Saturday at 9:05 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.

She was born Dec. 17, 1918 in Girard, the daughter of Alex and Anna Yarocz Mituleweski.

Frances was a graduate of Girard High School. In 1975, she retired from Trumbull County Sanitary Engineers after 40 years having worked as a secretary. She co-owned and operated Palovich Stables in Howland with husband for 19 years.

She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, playing cards, especially canasta and bridge and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Peter Palovich, whom she married Oct. 30, 1943; two nephews, Robert David (Patricia) and Richard (Lynn) Mituleweski, both of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Ann Mituleweski of Girard.

Her parents and a brother, Michael Mituleweski, preceded her in death.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Warren.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road, NE Warren, OH 44483.

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John W. Paurich, 60

CINCINNATI – John W. Paurich, 60, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Sunday, April 15.

He was the loving husband of Sandra L. (Raudenbaugh) Paurich; the devoted father of John S. and Jennifer M. Paurich; and the dear son of John N. (Dolores Angelo) Paurich and the late Marie Paurich of Austintown.

Services have been held in Cincinnati.

Clarence J. Prather, 79

CANFIELD – Clarence J. Prather, 79, passed away peacefully Friday, at 2:45 p.m. in his home with his family at his side after a battle with lung cancer.

He was born Feb. 17, 1928 in Roxanna, Ill., the son of the late Charles and Susan (McDonald) Prather.

Clarence was a merchant marine and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS James O’Hara during WWII. He received the Asiatic Pacific and Victory Medals and was honorably discharged on July 29, 1946. He retired as a supervisor from General Motors Lordstown Plant on April 1, 1983.

He was a Mason for 53 years and a member of the Argus Lodge 545, Consistory, Aut Mori Grotto, Canfield Lions and the VFW in Zapata, Texas. Clarence enjoyed the time he spent with his motor home, wintering in Zapata, and especially the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clarence is survived by the former Carol Bluemner, whom he married July 3, 1948; his children, Vickie (Ken) Goehring of Canfield, Michael (Charlotte) Prather of Rosharon, Texas, Jane Roberts and Cathy Kostelic, both of Canfield, Missy (Fred) Reebel of North Jackson and Chrissy (Greg) Foley of Austintown; a brother Charles Prather of St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandsons, Kevin and Daniel Goehring, and Robbie Schell; a son-in-law, Dick Roberts; five brothers; and two sisters.

Dignified and caring arrangements are under the direction of the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad St. in Canfield, where family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MVI Hospice in Clarence’s name.

The family would like to express a word of thanks to Dr. Singh and staff and Dr. Zinni for their care for Clarence. Special thanks goes out also to Debbie from MVI Hospice, his caregiver, for her kindness and compassion to the family in this time of need.

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Helen G. Push, 86

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services were held at the Holy Name of Jesus Church on Saturday for Helen G. Push, 86, of Mona Lane, who passed away early Monday evening on April 16 in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Health Center after becoming ill at home.

Helen was born Nov. 23, 1920 in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Medvec, and came to this area as a child.

Mrs. Push was a homemaker and worked for 23 years as a cashier at Sparkle Market, retiring in the mid-1980s. She was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church.

She leaves her husband of nearly 60 years, John Push; a son, three daughters, and four grandchildren.

She is sadly missed by all who know and love her.

Committal services were at Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.

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Agustin Rosa

Rodriguez, 84

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church for Agustin Rosa Rodriguez, 84, who passed away at his residence Friday afternoon.

Mr. Rodriguez was born April 15, 1923 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, coming to this area in 1949. He was the son of Hermenio Rosa and Barbara Rodriguez.

He retired from LTV Steel after 33 years of service.

He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church and of The Legion of Mary, where he served as a past president.

His Catholic faith was very important to him and he remained active in the church.

His wife, the former Victoria Donato, whom he married August 1, 1952, passed away May 20, 1991.

He will be sadly missed by his family, a son, Agustin Rodriguez Jr. of Youngstown, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Lydia Rodriguez of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Jesus Rosa Rodriguez of Youngstown and Marcelino Rosa Rodriguez of Campbell; a sister, Justa Estremera of Wisconsin and a grandson, Stewart Rodriguez of Fort Myers.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Pedro Rosa Rodriguez.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home.

Walter M. Schmidt, 93

BOARDMAN – Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grace Lutheran Church in Austintown for Walter M. Schmidt, 93, of Boardman, who passed away Friday morning at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center.

Walter was born March 12, 1914 in Youngstown, the son of Michael and Maria (Shanauer) Schmidt.

He was a graduate of Girard High School class of 1933. Walter worked as a press operator for General Fireproofing for 34 years, then as a greeter with K-Mart Department Store for 12 years. He was a member of the church and had been a former member of Faith Lutheran Church, where he was the Sunday School Superintendent, for 30 years.

He was also a member of the choir, a member of the Saxon Club, and a member of the Notables singing group. Walter enjoyed stamp collecting and coin collecting.

His wife, the former Mildred Bittner whom he married October 2, 1937 passed away December 1, 1993.

Walter leaves three children; John (Jeannie) Schmidt of Youngstown, Karl (Carol) Schmidt of Boardman, and Roberta (Donald) Keys of Venice Fla.; one brother, Karl Schmidt of Cleveland, seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Walter is preceded in death by three sisters; Mary Hendricks, Christine Nestor and Helen Ritter.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church.

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Gladys “Popsicle”

Scott, 75

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a funeral service at noon on Tuesday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Mrs. Gladys Scott, 75, who departed this life Thursday in Hospice House.

Mrs. Scott was born December 20, 1931 in Warren, a daughter of John “Buster” and Josephine Murray Rogers.

She was a housekeeper for residences in the local area and was a member of Third Christian Church in Warren.

Her husband, Eugene Scott, is deceased.

She leaves a son, Robert Glenn, of Youngstown; a stepdaugher, Linda Carter; grandchildren Ebony Napier, whom she helped rear, Dynall Thomas, both of Youngstown, and twins Rasheda and Renita Moore, both of Akron; eight great-grandchildren, including Terrance Rudolph , Jr., whom she helped rear; niece Bridgett Freeman (Moses) Green of Austintown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Viola Rogers and Mae Rogers Griffin; and a brother, Warren E. “Bo-Pete” Rogers.

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

Dylan P. Solvesky,


BOARDMAN – Private services will be held later for infant Dylan P. Solvesky who passed away.

Dylan was a son of Chris L. and Katie M. Bees Solvesky of Boardman.

Dylan leaves his grandparents, Gary L. and Laraine A. Solvesky of Poland, and Tim Bees and Theresa and Michael Bolevich, all of Boardman; and great-grandparents, Pat and Honey Gentile of Struthers.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes go to Heal Program, P.O. Box 1790, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44501.

Arrangements are by Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

Linden James

Stevens, 82

LAKE MILTON – Linden James Stevens, 82, died Thursday at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Stevens was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Green Sulphur Springs, W.Va., the son of the late Ezra John and Ruby Jewel (Dunbar) Stevens.

On Aug. 10, 1947, he married Ruth Mae Gazdik. He retired in 1979 at the age of 55 after 33 years as a steelworker at Republic Steel. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during WWII.

Mr. Stevens was a member of the Lakeview Assembly of God. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and sawing trees.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mae Stevens of Lake Milton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Cheryl Stevens of Lake Milton, Mark and Linda Stevens of Berlin Center and Phillip and Sandra Stevens of Grassy Meadows, W.Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Ralph Goodge of Youngstown; a sister, Freda Wadagaza of Ashville, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Shelby and Lois Stevens of Pearce, Ariz.; a brother, Darrell Stevens of Deerfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Linden was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Wilson and Betty Jo Stevens.

The family asks that contributions take the form of donations to the Lakeview Assembly of God Memorial Fund.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lakeview Assembly of God in Lake Milton.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.

Burial will be at Eckis Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St. in Newton Falls.

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Irene Taylor, 83

BOARDMAN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Christine Catholic Church in Youngstown for Irene Taylor, 83, who died Friday morning.

She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of Joseph and Mary Kirol Gender, and moved here from Chicago.

She was employed by the American Can Co. and the Johnson Bronze Co., both in New Castle. She was a graduate of New Castle High School and was a member of the church and the 500 club.

Irene married Gordon Taylor on June 20, 1953 and he died in 1988. She leaves two daughters, Robin (Michael) Kunz of Fox River Grove, Ill., and Chris (Frank) DiIanni with whom she made her home; two stepsisters, Denise Bryer of Charleston, N.C., and Carol Lucky of New Castle; a brother, Joseph (Betty) Gender of Boardman; a sister-in-law, Beatie Shaffer of Columbus; six grandchildren, Michelle, Bryan, Amanda, Kaila, Nicholas and Philip.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Timothy Taylor; a brother, John Gender; and a stepbrother, Randy Howarth.

Friends may call today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Down Syndrome Foundation.

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

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Eva Jean Wolf, 78

NEWTON FALLS – Eva Jean Wolf, 78, of 5603 Butts Kistler Road, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Friday at her residence with her family at her side.

Eva Jean was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Greene County, Pa., the daughter of Lester J. and Myrtle (Bell) Parker, and had lived in Newton Falls since 1952.

After graduating from Aleppo High School in 1947, she was employed for three yeas by the Marx Toy Company as an assembler.

She was a member of the Newton Falls Messiah Lutheran Church and its board and a republican committee chairperson for Newton Township Precinct B. In her spare time, she enjoyed studying history, growing flowers, gardening and driving her four-wheeler.

Cherished memories of Eva Jean will be carried on by her husband, Robert A. Wolf, whom she married Feb. 9, 1971; her sons, Roger (Pamela) Root of Newton Falls and Lewis (Lou Ann) Root of Akron; and two grandchildren, Amber and Ryan Root, both of Akron.

Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Norman P. Root, who passed away Aug. 27, 1967; and four sisters.

Memorial services at the church will be announced at a later date.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions in Eva Jean’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown OH 44512-2198.

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