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Nick Barb, 82

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - There will be no public services for Nick Barb, 82, of Jacksonville, formerly of Youngstown, who died Thursday evening at the Community Hospice in Jacksonville after an extended illness.

Nick was born March 13, 1925 in Youngstown to the late Nick and Mary (Glegor) Barb.

Born and raised in Struthers, he lived most of his life in Jacksonville.

Nick was a 1942 graduate of Struthers High School. Upon graduation, Nick enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a destroyer as a Radio Man. After the war, Nick continued in the private sector as a radio operator with the Likes Co.

He is survived by a sister, Sophie Fleaka of Youngstown, and two brothers, Gene Barb of Akron and John Barb of McDonald.

Besides his parents, Nick was preceded in death by four siblings.

Burial will be at Belmont Park Cemetery next to his parents.

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

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.



Dereisha J. Felder Brown, 12

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a funeral service at noon Tuesday at Elizabeth Baptist Church for Dereisha J. Felder Brown, 12, who departed this life Monday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Miss Felder Brown was born Dec. 27, 1994 in Youngstown, a daughter of Derrick D. Brown and LaKeisha J. Felder.

She was a student at the P. Ross Berry Middle School, where she was an honor student.

She was a member of the church and its choir. She also tutored children and was co-founder of a singing group called Perfect Harmony.

She leaves her mother; eight siblings, Jawuan, Derrick Jr., and Kalin, all at home, Keyeara of Atlanta, Imeri, Jalisa, and Jarell, all of Youngstown, and Breauna of Columbus; grandparents, Marlene Felder and Renay Brown; and great-grandparents, Mary Felder, Joe (Rev. Eleanor) Felder, Edgar (Cillar) Brown, and Reuben (Dorothy) Smith, all of Youngstown.

She was preceded in death by her father; grandparents John King and Michael Smith; and two great-great-grandparents, Idealia Howell and Mary E. Felder.

There will be a viewing from noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

Friends may also call one hour prior to service at the church.

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Helen (Jones) Fields, 96

CLEVELAND – Helen (Jones) Fields, 96, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 7.

She was the beloved wife of 59 years of the late Bishop Robert S. Fields; the cherished mother of seven, four of whom preceded her in death, Betty Jane (at birth), Irwin John, Norman James and Doris June (Jeff).

Left to cherish her memory are Barbara Jean of Silver Springs, Md. (James, deceased), Dr. Ernest L. Fields of Cleveland (Iris) and Darrell Fields of London. She will be greatly missed by daughter-in-law, Margaret Folsome; son-in-law, Jeff Pulliam; 16 grandchildren (two deceased); 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a pioneer in the Ohio North First Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ and a founder and devoted member of the Calvary Hill Church of God in Christ in Cleveland.

There will be a funeral service Tuesday, July 17, with a Wake at 9:30 a.m. and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. at the Pentecostal Church of Christ, 10514 Chester in Cleveland.

Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.

Friends may call today, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, 2165 E. 89th St. in Cleveland.

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Walter James “Balo” Fleeton, 60

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Walter James “Balo” Fleeton, 60, who departed this life Tuesday, July 10.

Mr. Fleeton was born July 5, 1947 in Montgomery, Ala., a son of J.D. Jr. and Docia Lee Hopkins Fleeton.

He was a 1966 graduate of East High School and attended both Youngstown State University and Howard University. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Fleeton was an avid walker, loved art, reading, and exercising, He self-taught himself the Italian language.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, J.D. Fleeton Jr.; two children, Walter Fleeton Jr. of Detroit and Fancy (Shun) Moreland of Toledo; six brothers, J.D. (Mary) III, Alvin, Henry, and Mose (LaNeisha) Fleeton and Marvin Jones, all of Youngstown, and Ricky (Valerie) Fleeton of Columbus; four sisters, Barbara (Tommy) Sharp, Lorine Brown, and JoAnn Fleeton, all of Youngstown, and Charlotte Murphy of Maryland; a grandson, Kobe J. Moreland of Toledo; and a host of family and friends.

His mother and a brother, Jerome Fleeton, preceded him in death.

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


Donna M. Furman, 80


STRUTHERS – Donna M. Furman, 80, of Wetmore Drive, died Tuesday, July 10, at The Cleveland Clinic after a long illness.

She was born in April 9, 1927 in Struthers, a daughter of William and Nina Hoffman, and was a lifelong area resident.

A 1947 Struthers High School graduate, Mrs. Furman worked for the Struthers School System for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She was a lifelong member of the Struthers Presbyterian Church.

She was a wonderful person devoted to her husband and family, whom she held dear to her heart.

Mrs. Furman leaves two children, Gail (Steve) Seifert of Struthers and Gary (Debbie) Furman of Hubbard; four grandchildren, Pamela (John) Lucente, Steve (Jeanette) Seifert, Jennifer (Jason) Franceschelli, and Carol Lynn Furman; 10 great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Kayla, Anthony, and Joey Lucente, Steven and Austin Seifert, Taylor and Gianna Franceschelli, Gavin Procick, and Savannah Procick; and a brother, William Hoffman of Athens, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Furman; a son, Thomas Joseph; and three sisters, Anabelle Lewis, Wilma Hoffman and Dezma Christson.

She will always be remembered by her family and friends for her gentleness, generosity, caring ways and the love she had for them all. She will be missed dearly.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Struthers Presbyterian Church, 110 Poland Ave., Struthers OH 44471

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



Ralph E. Galloway, 62

STRUTHERS - Ralph E. Galloway, 62, of Sexton St., died Friday, July 13, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

Mr. Galloway was born Monday, June 4, 1945 in West Virginia, a son of Edward and Lottie Soles Galloway.

Mr. Galloway was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a heavy equipment operator for LTV Steel. He was a member of the FOE No. 213 of Youngstown and enjoyed boating and fishing.

Mr. Galloway is survived by his wife, the former Christine E. Cartier, whom he married Dec. 10, 1981; a son, David (Christy) Galloway of West Virginia; a daughter, Dawn Michelle “Shellie” (Justin) Nemes of Struthers; a stepson, Daniel Rouan of Sterling Heights, Mich.; his mother-in-law, Betty Jo Cartier; his mother, Lottie Galloway of Struthers; a sister, Shirley White of West Virginia; and three brothers, Larry (Karen) Galloway, Robert (Tina) Galloway, and Eugene Galloway, all of Struthers.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by an infant sister.

There will be no calling hours or services.

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

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.



Agustin Gonzalez, 88

POLAND - Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rossi Bros. Funeral Home, Boardman, for Agustin Gonzalez, 88, who passed away early Friday morning.

Agustin was born July 3, 1919 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, the son of Vicente Gonzalez and Maria Vega.

He worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube for 28 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the First Spanish Baptist Church and loved to write poems.

He will always be remembered by his five children, Manuel (Beverly A.) Gonzalez of Boardman, Augustine (Chrissy) Gonzalez Jr. of Campbell, Lydia Gonzalez of Youngstown, Milagro (Roberto) Villanueva, with whom he made his home, and Angelo Gonzalez of Youngstown; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Juanita and Luisa Rodriguez, both of New York, and Carmen Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Braudio Gonzalez and Ramon Rodriguez.

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

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William Lawrence Hunter III, 55

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for William Lawrence Hunter III, 55, who passed away early Friday morning at Hospice House Care Center.

Bill was born Oct. 18, 1951 in Youngstown, the son of William L. II and Constance (Vitello) Hunter, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a former Member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an avid baseball fan and had been a little league coach for years.

Bill was a roofer with Vitello Roofing for years and had also worked in sales at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

He leaves two sons, William L. IV (Jennifer) Hunter of Warrenville, Ill., and Joseph Hunter of Youngstown; two brothers, Jerry (Doreen) Hunter of Boardman and Ed Hunter of Youngstown; as well as three grandsons, William L. Hunter V, and Michael Joseph Hunter, both of Warrenville, and Ethan James Wetzil of Youngstown.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home.

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



Mary Alice Johnston, 74

NEW MIDDLETOWN - Mary Alice Johnston, 74, died Saturday, July 14, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

She was born Sunday, Aug. 21, 1932 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Harry Howard and Lillian Howard Wendel.

Mrs. Johnston was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Petersburg and the Eye Openers bowling league. She enjoyed her family, friends, bowling and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Johnston, whom she married Jan. 15, 1949; her sons, Bob (Kelli) Johnston, Ernie (Denise) Johnston and Tim (Cari) Johnston, all of New Middletown; daughters, Mary Jane (Bob) McIntyre, Cindy (Rex) Cyrus and Cheri (Ken) Louttit, all of New Middletown; grandchildren, Bob (Chatal) Johnston, Ron (Jennifer) Johnston, Kim (Paul) Jasinski, Skip McIntyre, Matthew Cyrus, Ashley (James) Cyrus, Meghan Louttit, Michael Louttit, Dylan Johnston, Timmy Johnston, Tyler Johnston and Taylor Johnston; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Jessica Johnston and Miranda Jasinski; and siblings, Dorothy Zimmerman, Harry Howard and Rev. Bill Howard.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Jack Howard and Jane Mitchell.

Visitation will be at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home Monday, July 16, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Hacker at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at St. Johns Lutheran Church.


Robert T. Kenyon Jr., 32

WARREN – Robert T. Kenyon Jr., 32, Linden Ave. S.E. Warren, died at his residence Thursday, July 12.

He was born Nov. 6, 1974 in Warren, the son of Robert T. and Susan (Murphy) Kenyon.

A lifetime area resident, Bob was a 1993 graduate of Howland High School where he played in the band. He was an accomplished musician and played guitar, drums, saxophone and tuba.

He was a former boy scout and an avid sports fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was formerly employed by Valvoline Quick Lube and Rem Electronics.

Survivors include his wife, Jill (Klenck) Kenyon, whom he married Jan. 21, 2001; his parents of Howland Township; a sister, Amy L. Kenyon and fiancé Thomas L. Hood II of Garfield Heights; and a cousin with whom he was raised, Jenifer Jones of Fountain Inn, S.C.

Preceding him in death were a brother, James Kenyon; paternal grandparents, Norma Kenyon and Merritt James Kenyon; and maternal grandparents, Ruth Alice Murphy and Robert C, Murphy.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Roberts-Clark Chapel, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Pastor Collin Roberts will officiate.

Interment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park.

Material contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County 545 Brunstetter Road S.W. Warren, OH 44481-9639.


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Richard Buck Martin, 74

AUSTINTOWN – Memorial services will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Richard Buck Martin, 74, who died Friday afternoon at Northside Hospital.

Richard was born Oct. 9, 1932 in Youngstown to the late Glenn and Beryl Martin.

He attended Austintown Fitch High School before entering the U.S. Army and serving during the Korean War. He was an Operational Engineer for more than 30 years with Local 66B.

His wife, the former Geraldine Sauer, whom he married in 1954, died May 20, 2000.

Richard is survived by his sons, Daryl (Luann) Martin of Canfield, Daniel (Gianin) Martin of Canfield, and Jeff (Cheryl) Martin of Columbiana, four granddaughters, Gia and Chloe Martin and Kelly and Molly Martin; four sisters, Jean (John) Purucker of Boardman, Corrine (Rick) Krish of Boardman, Dinah Taddei of Canfield and Carol DeCee of Texas; and a brother, Bill (Karen) Martin of Cleveland.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Martin; a son, David Martin; a brother, Bing Martin; and a sister, Judy Fotnat.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.



Martina L. Martin-Craig, 44

BOARDMAN – There will be memorial services at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, July 18, at the Trinity Fellowship Church in Boardman for Martina L. Martin-Craig, 44, who passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 11.

Martina was born Dec. 15, 1962 in Youngstown, the daughter of Walter L. Bish and Sonia (Drake) Bowes.

She was employed as a construction worker.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother and father, Sonia and Bill Bowes of Boardman; a son, Joseph (Jessica) Martin III of Girard; a daughter, Elexis Craig of Boardman; four grandchildren, Joseph IV, Ashley, Ethan and Dylan; four sisters, Pamela Sisley and Nadine Walker, both of Lowellville, Kelli Bish of Houston, Texas, and Melanie Leneghan of Columbus; two brothers, Walter Bish II of Lima, Ohio, and Kenn Bowes of Columbus; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements are entrusted to Rossi Bros. Funeral Home, Boardman.

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Milton H. “Jack” Niddel Jr., 80

HUBBARD - There will be funeral services Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church for Milton H. “Jack” Niddel Jr., 80, who passed away Thursday at home after an extended illness.

Milton was born Aug. 16, 1926 in Sharpsville, Pa., a son of Milton H. Sr. and Amy E. Shacklock Niddel, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a truck driver for 24 years, and a member of St. Patrick Chuch in Hubbard. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

His wife, the former Margaret E. Kuboff, whom he married Nov. 13, 1948, passed away Oct. 31, 1985.

Milton leaves three sons, Milton “Jack” (Roslyn) Niddel III of Hubbard, with whom he made his home, Michael (Jill) Niddel of Austintown, and Randy (Paula) Niddel of Brookfield; two daughters, Patricia Niddel and Margaret (Don) Lehman, both of Hubbard; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas N. Niddel of North Lima and Harry Nidell of Hubbard; and a sister, Florence Gingrich of Austintown.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Theresa Orlando; a brother, Floyd Niddel; and two sisters, Ollie Sturdevant and Bessie Niddel.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

The Niddel family would like to thank Hospice caregivers Jerry, Donna, Ernestine and Judy for their kind and compassionate care given to Milton.

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Martin “Marty” Pavlich, 87

STRUTHERS – Martin “Marty” Pavlich, 87, died Tuesday, July 10, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Martin, affectionately known as “Marty,” was born Nov. 8, 1919 in Puritan, Pa., a son of Nick and Angelina Mary Bell Pavlich. He was raised in Farrell, Pa. and moved to Struthers in 1978.

Mr. Pavlich attended Farrell High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in Hawaii and Oklahoma. He was a welder and machinist for Westinghouse for 30 years, retiring in 1979.

He was a charter member of the Mahoning Valley Button Box Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed woodworking, crafts, computer games, and slots and dog racing at Wheeling, W.Va. He also loved to travel and was an avid Steelers fan.

He leaves his wife, the former Irene Kasper, whom he married July 1, 1978; two daughters, Katherine (Luke) Felton-McCoy of Pensacola, Fla. and Elizabeth Pavlich of Richmond, Va.; two sons, John (Kitten) Pavlich of Lincolnton, Ga. and Michael Pavlich of Augusta, Ga.; a stepson, Donald (Sandra) Lepley of Sagamore Hills; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Pavlich was preceded in death his parents and a brother, John Pavlich.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Pavlich’s name to Hospice of the Valley.

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

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.


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Anthony F. Roberts

NILES – Anthony F. Roberts, 365 North Cleveland Ave., died Friday, July 13, at St. Joseph Health Center.

He was born May 7, 1974 in Youngstown, a son of Anthony L. and Florence Migliozzi Roberts.

He was a lifelong Niles resident, a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, and a 1992 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, where he was co-captain of the 1991 football team.

He was retired from Lordstown General Motors, where he worked in the paint shop, and was a member of Union Local No. 1112. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Anthony will be deeply missed by his parents; brother Lou (Sherry) Roberts of Greenville, S.C.; nephews Anthony and Michael Roberts; niece Ashley Roberts; grandmother Mary Roberts; uncles Nick (Sally )Roberts, Vince (Ann) Migliozzi and Joe (Noreen) Migliozzi.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Roberts; and grandparents Lou Roberts and Frank and Maria Migliozzi.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 9:10 a.m.

Private calling hours will be held.

Entombment will be at Pineview Memorial Park.

Arrangements are being handled by the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles.

Material contributions can be made to Hope Lodge, in care of the family.

Condolences can be emailed at hollowaywilliamsfh@sbcglobal.net.

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John Albert “Bud” Rokus

CLINTON TWP., MICH. - John Albert “Bud” Rokus passed away Wednesday, July 11, at St. Joseph Hospital in Clinton Township from lung cancer.

He was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Cleveland.

Bud served in the U.S. Army for four years. After his service, he moved to California and became a member of the carpenter’s union.

He moved to Michigan in the late 1960s, where he lived until his death.

Bud was a member of the VFW and the Walloon Lake Community Church.

After retirement, his greatest joy in life was his grandchildren.

Bud is survived by three sisters, Donna Maines of Warren, Beverly Norris of Hubbard, and Debbie Crispo of Struthers; four brothers, Pat Rokus of Roseburg, Ore., Sam Rokus of Hubbard, Robert Bono of Rio Vista, Calif., and Tony Bono of Concord, Calif.; four sons, Mark Rokus, Jim Gibbons, Mike Gibbons, and Ronald Gibbons; nine grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Rokus and Mary Prologo.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard Union Cemetery in Hubbard.

Arrangements are by the Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown.


Doris J. “Dorie” Romeo, 81

AUSTINTOWN – Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Higgins Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Doris J. “Dorie” Romeo, 81, who died Saturday morning at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

Doris was born April 3, 1926 in Lincoln Place, Pa., to the late Ralph and Ethel (Giles) Falk.

She came to the Youngstown area when she was 16 years old and made the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church her parish.

Dorie had a special love for animals and will be remembered for her generosity in helping anyone in need.

Her husband, Floyd C. Romeo, whom she married May 25, 1948, died Nov. 8, 1989.

She is survived by three daughters, Lynda (Randy) Marshall of Austintown, Annette Romeo of Austintown, and Karen (Rich) Noble of Poland; a son, William (Rose) Romeo of Amite, La.; a sister, Leonore Spalla of Boardman; four grandchildren, John, Vincent, Erich, and Sandra; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Griffith and a brother, Jack Falk.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that material tributes be made to Angels for Animals.

please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.


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Nancy Elaine (Montgomery) Scott, 71

CORTLAND – Nancy Elaine (Montgomery) Scott, 71, of Cadwallader-Sonk Road, entered into eternal rest at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Windsor House of Champion following a lengthy illness.

Nancy was born Dec. 17, 1935 in Warren, the loving daughter to the late Samuel Burton and Ethel Mae (Kistler) Montgomery, and was a lifetime Warren and Cortland area resident.

A homemaker, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was a 1954 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and also was a graduate of the Little Red Tole House for crafts in St. Louis. She enjoyed tole painting and was involved in all kinds of crafts.

Treasured memories will be cherished by her loving husband and family, Ernest L. Scott, whom she married April 28, 1956; her daughters, Elane (Tom) Sheridan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Tammy Lee Scott of Kent; her sister, Carol Jean Smith of Delray, Fla.; and two grandsons, Connor James Biship and Benjamin Michael Tolson.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Scott; and a brother, Thomas Montgomery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, July 16, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home in Warren.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Klimenko officiating. Burial will follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

Material contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512-2198.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., in Warren.


Sister M. Geraldine Snyder, 96

FORT THOMAS, KY. – Sister M. Geraldine Snyder, 96, formerly of Youngstown, died Tuesday, July 3, at Good Shepherd Pelletier Hall in Fort Thomas.

Sister Geraldine was born June 11, 1911, the daughter of Paul and Lorine Wommer Snyder.

She entered the Good Shepherd Order at the age of 17 (novitiate) at Girls Town in Cincinnati on Oct. 3, 1928 and took her final vows on Nov. 21, 1934.

She graduated from St. Edward’s Elementary School in Youngstown, attended Ursuline Academy (now Ursuline High School), and earned a B.S. degree in education and social work from the college, Athenaeum of Ohio. She was directress of girls at various schools in the Cincinnati Province of the Good Shepherd Order and served in many leadership positions in the Province.

She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy (Charles) Myers, Mary (Charles) Moss, Lorine A. Snyder and Caroline Burrows; a sister-in-law, Marie Snyder; and 20 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Paul Snyder and Robert Snyder; and a sister, Jane Marie Whalen.

A memorial Mass for Sister Geraldine will be held Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church in Boardman.


Margaret Jean Sondheimer, 80

GIRARD – Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Margaret Jean Sondheimer, 80, who passed away Friday evening at Liberty Health Care Center.

Jean was born June 10, 1927 in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of Elgin and Orpha (Earhart) McConnell.

She attended the Churchill United Methodist Church and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Moose Club in Niles.

Jean loved cooking and was a collector of angels, whales and penguins.

Her husband, the former Kenneth Sondheimer, whom she married Feb. 5, 1957, passed away Jan. 8, 1997.

Jean leaves three children, William Moore of Niles, Joette Sondheimer and Vivian (Larry) Seifert, both of Liberty; four sisters, Dorothy Bukowski of New Castle, Carole Calvert of Cuyahoga Falls, Mary Lou Harris of Warren and Beverly McCrae of Everett, Wash.; five grandchildren, Christina, Heather, Joe, Michael, and Brian; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Ashton.

Besides her husband, Jean was preceded in death by a sister, Emily McConnell; two brothers, Norman and Charles McConnell; and a grandson, Kenny Moore.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes take the form of donations to the Churchill United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry Program in Jean’s name.

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





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