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Robert P. Blaney, 65

BROOKFIELD – Robert P. Blaney, 65, passed away at 2:27 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Sharon Regional Health System.

Robert was born July 15, 1942 in Hartford to George and Helen Pfouts Blaney.

He was a partner with his brother, Lou, in the former Blaney Lumber business of Hartford for more than 30 years.

He was in the first graduating class of Badger High School in 1961.

Robert, better known as “Flash,” raced cars from 1961 to 1970, when he was severely injured in an accident as Mansfield Speedway. He held championships at several area racetracks, mainly Sharon Speedway and Canfield Speedway. He was a winner of feature races at many local tracks.

He is survived by his sister, Marianne (Robert) Bates of Hartford; his brother, Lewis (Kate) Blaney of Hartford; a niece, LuAnne Bates; nephews, Richard and Thomas Bates and David and Dale Blaney; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Blaney and a brother, Gary Blaney.

Friends and relatives may call Sunday, July 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Galloway-Onstott Funeral Home, where a memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.

Burial will be at Hartford Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317.


Karen D. Caradine, 54

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Karen D. Caradine, 54, who entered eternal rest Monday, July 16.

Mrs. Caradine was born Aug. 28, 1952 in Youngstown, a daughter of Samuel Sr. and Ruth Dungee Parm.

She was a graduate of East High School and attended Youngstown State University. She worked as a unit clerk with St. Elizabeth Medical Center for 29 years.

She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, Covenant Chapter No. 48 OES–PHA and Daughter of Isis Court No. 200. She enjoyed reading and football.

She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Willie, whom she married Nov. 30, 1968; three daughters, Karla Reed, Leslee Caradine and Kourtney Caradine, all of Youngstown; a brother, Donald (Genevieve) Parm of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Dolores Johnson of Liberty and Ruth (Larry) Bell of Youngstown; six grandchildren, Bianca, Brean, Katherine, Bruce, Jasmine and Jamil, all of Youngstown; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Samuel Parm Jr.; a sister, Thelma Cross; and a son-in-law, Bruce Reed Jr.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Margaret Rogers Crawford, 87

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP – Margaret Rogers Crawford, 87, of 219 Independent Drive N.E., died peacefully at her home Thursday, July 19, following a lengthy illness.

She was born July 12, 1920 in Warren, the daughter of Lawrence and Alice (Murphy) Rogers.

A lifetime Warren resident, she was a 1938 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Miami University of Ohio. She was formerly employed as a teller for the Union Savings and Trust Co., retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church.

She was loved and adored by sons, William L. (Nancy) Crawford, M.D. of Warren, Lawrence Rogers (Evie) Crawford Sr. of Howland; sister, Anastasia (Barney) Byers of Wauseon; grandchildren, Lara (Cliff) McCrary of Dallas, Megan (David) Taylor of Charlotte, William Fletcher (Courtney) Crawford of New York City, Stacey Fletcher Crawford, M.D. of San Francisco and Lawrence Rogers Crawford Jr. and MaryElizabeth Crawford, both of Howland; great-grandchildren, Maura McCrary, Crawford McCrary, Adeline McCrary, Brooke Taylor, David Taylor and Margaux Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her devoted husband of 58 years, William Crawford Jr., who died Feb. 9, 2002; her daughter-in-law, Maureen Fletcher Crawford; and a brother, Lawrence Rogers.

The Rev. Don King will celebrate a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, at the Blessed Sacrament Church where friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family suggests that material contributions be made to the Blessed Sacrament Church or to the Shepherd’s Foundation, c/o the Garden Fund, 5525 Silica Road, Austintown, OH 44515.

“Love One Another”"

The Roberts-Clark Chapel handled the arrangements.

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


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Raymond Paul Gutshall, 46

STAFFORD, TEXAS – Raymond Paul Gutshall, 46, 11727 Scottsdale Drive, formerly of Masury, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday, July 18, in his home.

Mr. Gutshall was born April 7, 1961 in Sharon, Pa., as son Carl J. Gutshall and Esther Reinsel Gutshall (Adriano).

Raymond attended the former Sacred Heart Parochial Grade School and graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, Pa., in 1979. He received a bachelor of science in applied science (electrical engineering technology) from Youngstown State University in 1985. He also attended the nurse’s training program at YSU from 1990 to 1995.

Raymond was a senior control systems engineer at Jacobs Engineering in Houston, where he had worked since December of 2006. He previously worked at United Refinery in Warren, Pa.

He was of the Catholic faith and a former member of the Church of Sacred Heart in Sharon. He enjoyed working on cars, NASCAR, watching movies and taking of his pets.

Surviving are his mother, Esther, and stepfather, Philip Adriano, of Brookfield; two brothers, Robert C. Gutshall and his wife Samantha of Masury and Richard T. Gutshall of Warren, Pa.; his nieces, Shelby, Amanda and Stephanie; and nephews, Shad, Shaun and Robert.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Gutshall.

Contributions may be made to a charity of a donors choice.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1090 East State St. in Sharon.

Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 23, at the Church of the Scared Heart in Sharon, with the Rev. Stanley Swacha, Pastor, as celebrant.

Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@ verizon.net online.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hermitage.



Gary Lee Mansell, 58

DELAWARE, OHIO – Gary Lee Mansell, 58, died suddenly at his residence from a heart attack on Tuesday, July 17.

He was born Aug. 13, 1948 in Phoenix to the late Ellis L. and Mary Alice (Hess) Mansell.

A 1966 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, he completed his master’s degree in accounting from Youngstown State University. Gary and his family moved to Delaware in 1980 from the Youngstown area.

A self-employed public accountant, he owned and operated Mansell Consulting Services. He was one of the few to earn the rank of Eagle Scout at the young age of 13, of which he was most proud. His life centered on Scouting. He was the former Scoutmaster of Troop 101 in Warren and former Scoutmaster and current assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 560.

He was a member of St. John Neumann Church in Sunbury, the Public Accountant Society of Ohio and the Phoenix Boys Choir. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, music, playing his guitar, camping, canoeing and traveling out West. With a passion for animals, he was a protector of wildlife and his family. Built like a bear, he was a wonderful provider and good hearted, and will be remembered for his caring ways.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Marilyn (Mazzocca); his daughter, Sara Mansell; his sisters, Janice (Ken) Fugitt of Warren and Joyce (Grey Sr.) Glover of Virginia Beach, Va.; and his nieces and nephews, Roger (Kourtney) Beck, Meredith (Joel) Hemenway, Grey A. Glover Jr., Brian Glover, Gregory Brinsko and Amy (Brian) Zone.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, state Route 3 at 61 in Sunbury.

A memorial Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the outdoor pavilion of St. John Neumann Church, 9633 E. state Route 37 in Sunbury, with the Rev. James Black as celebrant.

Inurnment will follow at Cheshire Cemetery.

His family prefers that contributions be made to Gary’s Eagles, c/o Boy Scout Troop 560, P.O. Box 164, Lewis Center, OH 43035.

Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to express condolences.

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Gabriel David Morris

CANFIELD – There will be a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. today at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, for Gabriel David Morris, who passed away Wednesday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Labor and Delivery.

Gabriel is survived by his parents, R. Shane and Amanda Savon Morris; a brother, Jonathan; a sister, Hannah; maternal grandparents, David and Lauren Savon of Canfield; paternal grandparents, Dana Morris of Canfield and Jennifer Morris of Canfield; honorary grandparents, Chuck and Kay Prentice of New Castle, Pa.; great-grandparents, Curtis Simons of Boardman, Felix and Tina Savon of Canfield, Bob and Nadine Roman of Austintown, Jean Simons of New Middletown, Dick and Mary Morris of Poland, and Everett and Dorothy Ahlquist of Canfield; aunts and uncles, David and Erin Savon, Brandon and Eleisha Smith, Ariel Morris and Erika Morris; and two cousins, Zachariah and Caleb.

Gabriel will be deeply missed.

Calling hours were Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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



Peter Saborse, 68

YOUNGSTOWN – Peter Saborse, 68, passed away at his home Wednesday afternoon, July 18, following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

Peter was born Jan. 7, 1939 in Youngstown, a son of the late Carmen and Jenny Pirone Saborse, was a 1957 graduate of The Rayen School and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Saborse worked at General Motors, Lordstown for 30 years, retiring as a material handler in 2004.

He was a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown.

Pete was an avid bowler and bowled in the Thursday Men’s League at Wedgewood Lanes and in the Tuesday league at West Side Lanes.

Mr. Saborse leaves his wife, Delores Harvey Saborse, whom he married Jan. 30, 1960; two sons, Carmen (Sherry) Saborse of Austintown and Steven (Michele) Saborse of Florida; three daughters, Renee Saborse of Cleveland, Jackie Saborse and Denise Saborse, both of Youngstown; 11 grandchildren, Matthew Saborse, Jenna Saborse, Anthony Lunsford, Mallori Nolker, Dominic Luther, Jacob Saborse, Tara Saborse, Nico Saborse, Gino Saborse, Samantha Saborse and Vince Saborse; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Nolker and Steven Lunsford; a brother, Mike Saborse of Austintown; and a sister, Vicky (Ribby) Putigano of Niles.

Pete will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his parents, two sisters, Marie Forde and Jean Petrella, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will take place on Monday beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the funeral home and will continue at 9:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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


Dorothy E. Smith, 88

CANFIELD – There will be funeral services at noon on Monday, July 23, at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road in Canfield, for Dorothy E. Smith, 88, who died Thursday morning at her residence.

Dorothy was born Feb. 17, 1919 in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Maude E. Wilkins Ward.

She graduated valedictorian from New Castle High School. She met the love of her life, Sutton, in French class. They were married Nov. 21, 1942. Sutton died May 30, 2003.

She was a member of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. She was a founding member and volunteer of the Helping Hands Cupboard and a member of the Seed-n-Weed Garden club, a bridge card club and a 500 card club.

She was a former Girl Scout leader for Troop 112, loved to read and had formed a club at one of the Canfield Schools called “Great Books.” It was no secret that she had much love for God’s creatures. She would rescue homeless animals and was always trying to find them homes. She was also a gourmet cook and baker and loved to entertain.

She leaves her daughter, Laurel Smith of Canfield; a brother, Lawrence “Lucky” Ward of New Middletown; two brothers-in-law, Robert Smith of Youngstown and Richard McCarthy of Boardman; many nieces and nephews, including her nieces, Cory Smith of Youngstown, Kaylynn McCarthy of Niles and DeeDee Kayla of Michigan; and her loving dog, Daisy Mae.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marguerite McCarthy and Claire Ward.

Dorothy was a caring person and touched many lives with her warmth and inspiration and will be sadly missed by her family, friends and pets.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Thompson Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday at the church.

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Angels for Animals, 4750 state Route 165, Canfield, OH 44406.


Helen C. Vasko, 84

AUSTINTOWN – There will be services Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Szabo and Sons Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Helen C. Vasko, 84, who passed away Thursday morning at Austinwoods Care Center.

Helen was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Youngstown, a daughter of Louis and Mary Elizabeth Novotny Cherney.

She was a homemaker and a 1941 graduate of Chaney High School. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and its Altar and Rosary Society and was a member of the church choir for 12 years. She was also a member of the Seed and Weed Garden Club for 20 years and a 500 card club for 20 years.

She married her high school sweetheart, Martin Vasko, in November of 1941 and he passed away in August of 2002.

She is survived by three sons, Paul (Gerry) Vasko, Martin (Diane) Vasko and Thomas (Veronica) Vasko; two daughters, Monica (Gerry) DeFabio and Claudia (Robert) Hritz; 24 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Vasko, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Vasko.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Vasko family wishes to thank the Austin Woods staff for the compassionate care of Helen during the last year.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 96268, Washington, D.C., 20077-7487.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.


Wilma Wright, 91

NORTH LIMA – Wilma Wright, 91, passed away July 19 at Hospice House.

She was born Aug. 3, 1915 in Upper Glade, Webster County, W.Va., a daughter of Ollie and Harry Blake.

Wilma had lived near her daughter, Virginia, since 1991. Previously, she and her husband Cecil lived in North Lima.

She was a homemaker and a much-loved wife and mother.

She leaves a daughter, Virginia (Clyde) Bragg of Niles; two sons, Bernard (Maria) of Cleveland and Eugene (Julie) of North Lima; three sisters, Jean (Don) Cowan of Salem and Irene (Don) Leininger of Salem and Lela Givens of Upper Glade; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Cecil Wright; a brother, Keith Blake; two sisters, Althea Morrison and infant Alice Blake; and a daughter-in-law, Ruby Wright.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima, where there will be services at 11 a.m. Monday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley in Wilma’s memory.


David A. Yeagley, 38

SALEM – David A. Yeagley, 38, of 7550 Westview Ave., died at 2 p.m. Thursday as a result of an industrial accident at BOC Components.

He was born Oct. 30, 1968, the son of Dwain and Patricia (Ferguson) Yeagley.

He was a 1987 graduate and valedictorian of South Range High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Youngstown State University in 1992 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

He was employed with BOC Components of Salem as an engineer for one year and was previously employed with General Extrusions as an engineer for 15 years. He was a member of the Greenford Christian Church. He was an avid gardener and a member of the Greenford Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a loving father and devoted family man. He loved camping with his family and riding horses. He enjoyed going to tractor pulls with his father and daughters.

Besides his parents, Dwain and Patricia Yeagley of Salem, he is survived by his wife, Janet (Schaefer) Yeagley, whom he married Aug. 21, 1993, and his three daughters, Connor, Kate and Olivia at home; a sister, Mrs. Ron (Lynne) Kappler of Salem; a brother, Dan (Kelli) Yeagley of Columbiana; a brother-in-law, Ed (Jennifer) Schaefer of Greenford; two nieces; and six nephews.

Services will be at 11 am Monday at the Greenford Christian Church with the Rev. Shawn Kelly Officiating.

Burial will be at Greenlawn Lutheran Cemetery in Greenford.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem. The Greenford Volunteer Fire Department will hold a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Yeagley Scholarship fund for his children at the Farmers National Bank, 1858 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

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