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Tributes 2007-12-06

Patricia Bayne, 43

POLAND – Patricia Bayne, 43, of Brunswick, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at the Cleveland Clinic.

Mrs. Bayne was born April 24, 1964 in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of Albert and Elena Lucci Marchionda. She lived in Poland until moving to Brunswick 11 years ago.

Mrs. Bayne was a 1982 graduate of Poland Seminary High School graduating with honors. She went on to Youngstown State University to receive her bachelors in business administration, receiving her degree Magna Cum Laude.

Mrs. Bayne worked as a business development manager for Huntington Bank in Cleveland.

Mrs. Bayne was a member of the St. Colette Church in Brunswick and a former member of the Holy Family Church in Poland.

She loved photography, scrap booking, card making, traveling, and family vacations. Her biggest joy was being active in her children's lives and taking care of her family.

She leaves her husband, Ronald Bayne, whom she married June 10, 1989; her daughter, Alyssa Bayne at home; her son, Ryan Bayne at home; her mother, Elena Marchionda of Poland, Ohio; three sisters, Ann (Ron) Stuber, Lillian (Donald) Greco, all of Poland, Ohio, and Florence (Bryan) Chambers of Howland, Ohio; two brothers, Al (Colleen) Marchionda of Columbus, Ohio, and Sandro (Jeannie) Marchionda of Cincinnati, Ohio; her father and mother-in-law, Robert H. and Grace Bayne of Boardman, Ohio; and her brother and sister-in-law, Robert M. and Karen Bayne of Boardman, Ohio.

Mrs. Bayne was preceded in death by her father.

Mrs. Bayne's family would like to express their appreciation to all of their family, friends, neighbors, Father Krizner, and the staff at the Cleveland Clinic for their kindness, compassion, and wonderful care they gave to Patty and her family.

A funeral mass will be at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Church, Poland.

Interment will follow at the Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Friends will be received Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland where a prayer service will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Bayne's name to the American Cancer Society.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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Jennie M. Bonelli, 85

STRUTHERS – Jennie M. Bonelli, 85, of Maplecrest Nursing Home, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman.

She was born May 1, 1922 in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Maglione) Boni.

Her husband, Joseph Bonelli, died Oct. 30, 1979.

Mrs. Bonelli was a homemaker and a member of the St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Judy) Takach and Mrs. William (Joyce) Calabrette, both of Struthers; two sisters, Dora Costa and Marie Bove, both of New Castle; six grandchildren, Mrs. Donald (April) Jessop, Mrs. Edward (Lainie) Gerak, Mr. John Takach and his wife, Tracy, Billie Jo Parker, Mrs. Kyle (Jennifer) DeBrosse and Daniel Calabrette and his wife, Erin; 13 great-grandchildren; and her beloved friend, Josephine Cabuno.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Nicholas Boni, Samuel Nocera, and Lawrence Nocera.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kirila Funeral Home, 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Church with Father Martin Celuch officiating.

A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at noon.

Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Campbell.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home.

Please visit www.williamrogerdecarbo.com to send on-line condolences.

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BONELLI, Jennie M., 85, of Struthers; visitation Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kirila Funeral Home; William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home.


Althea (Kantaras) Giancola, 54

WILLOWICK – There will be a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Constantine’s of Helen, 3352, Mayfield Road in Cleveland Hts. for Althea Giancola (Kantaras), 54, who passed away Dec. 4, 2007, at home surrounded by her family.

Althea was born Dec. 25, 1952 in Youngstown, the daughter of Andrew and Anastasia Kantaras.

She retired from the Euclid Police Department. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Althea is survived by her husband of 35 years, Joseph R. Giancola; children, Linda (Bryan) Maike of Cape Coral, Fla., Anna, Andrew, and Alix Giancola; siblings, Barbara (Nick) D’Amico of Youngstown, Gus (Michelle) Nicholson of Florida, and Joanne (Ron) Brode of Youngstown; mother-in-law, Angela Giancola of Wickliffe; sister-in-law, Linda Lamanna of Youngstown; aunts, Helen Carbon, Bessie Porter, and Joanne Ciccotelli of Youngstown; and a few nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Pete Kantaras; and father-in-law, Joseph N. Giancola.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd. in Eastlake.

Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.

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

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Lauretta V. (Garver) Glass, 81

BESSEMER, PA. – Mrs. Lauretta V. (Garver) Glass, 81, passed away suddenly at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Jameson Health System in New Castle, Pa.

She was born Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1926 in Wheatland, Pa., one of two daughters of the late Frank Amon and Eva (Gunsley) Garver.

She graduated from Shenango High School. Lauretta was a homemaker who enjoyed music and reading. She had been the church pianist and treasurer at the former Hillsville Methodist Church and was a current member of the Poland Methodist Church.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Mr. Francis Glass of Bessemer, whom she married Aug. 14, 1948; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Etzold of Bessemer; and a sister, Mrs. Doris Zona of Nappanee, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Amon, who passed away when she was three; her mother, Mrs. Eva Garver; and stepfather, Clarence Garver, who lovingly raised her.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home.

A service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Yargo from Poland Methodist Church officiating.

Lauretta will be laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery Co. in New Castle.


Lenzola “Lynn” Johnson

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at noon on Friday at the New Bethel Baptist Church for Lenzola “Lynn” Johnson.

Lenzola was born Dec. 14, 1919 in Brinkley, Ark. to William and Essie Metcalf Howell, and came to Youngstown from Muskegon Heights, Mich. in 1949.

She was a charter member of the Berean Fellowship, where she served for 22 years. She united with the New Bethel Baptist Church in 1986 under the leadership of Pastor Lonnie Simon. She was a faithful member and Sunday school teacher and served diligently on the Deaconess board.

Lynn faithfully attended the 11 a.m. prayer service and the noon day Bible class. She loved to travel. She visited the Holy Land, Athens, Greece and Rome in 1974. She visited the Holy Land and Cairo, Egypt in 1994 and Ghana Accrun, West Africa in 2001. She enjoyed visiting nursing homes and witnessing about her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Everett, whom she married June 21, 1940; a daughter, Evlynn Washington of Cleveland; a stepdaughter, JoAnn Taylor of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren, Everett Ryan, Jennifer Sherman and Jeanetta Parker; five great-grandchildren, all of Youngstown; six stepgrandchildren, all of Grand Rapids; a sister, Jeanne Johnson of Muskegon Heights; her brothers, James (Katie) Howell of Muskegon, Mich., Dr. Frank Howell of Ann Arbor, Mich., Lee (Jennifer) Howell of Los Angeles and Kennedy (Janice) Howell of Inglewood, Calif.; an uncle, Andy Lee (Bernice) Metcalf of Muskegon; a sister-in-law, Mary Jones of New York; and a host of nieces and nephews throughout the United States.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert; her parents; two sisters, Zetta Kendrick and Eva Bacot; and two brothers and their wives, Johnnie S. (Elizabeth) Howell and Chief William R. (Evelyn) Howell.

Her favorite Bible verse was Psalms 103 and one of her favorite songs was “Victory in Jesus.”

Lynn’s last request was “I want all my family members and close friends to know that God has answered my desire and brought me home to be with my Lord. So if you want to see me again, accept Christ as your personal Savior.” Romans 10:9-10.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.

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Ward Thomas Johnson, 43

COLUMBUS – Ward Thomas Johnson, 43, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Friday, Nov. 30.

He was born Oct. 19, 1964 in Jamestown N.Y., a son of Richard M. and Patricia A. Newberry Johnson. He moved to Liberty Twp. with his family in 1968 and lived in Powell for the last 20 years.

Ward was a graduate of Liberty High School and Youngstown State University. He was employed as a Network Services Technician with Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission in Columbus.

He was a former member of the Churchill United Methodist Church in Liberty, the Liberty High School marching band, and was currently a member of Ingjald Lodge No. 65, Independent Order of the Vikings in Jamestown.

Ward enjoyed boating, camping, and family gatherings at Chautauqua Lake, N.Y. He will be remembered for his family devotion, his loving helpfulness, and his warm personality. He had a special bond with his dogs, Bouncer, his constant pal and protector when he was growing up, then Snowy, followed by Sheeda and Annie.

He is survived by his parents of Brookfield; four brothers, Steven (Barbara) Johnson of Venice, Fla., Gary (Debra) Johnson of Sarasota, Fla., Jeffrey Johnson of Hubbard, and William (Heidi) Johnson of Cary, N.C.; nine nieces and nephews; and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Chad Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard, where family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to Camp Mission Meadows, P.O. Box 42, Dewittville, NY 14728

Please visit www.kelley-robb.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.


James W. Llewellyn, 65

GIRARD – James W. Llewellyn, 65, of 89 Crumlin Ave., died at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at St. Elizabeth Health Center following a long illness.

He was born April 12, 1942 in Youngstown to James A. and Essel Jean (Sutter) Llewellyn and lived in Trumbull County all his life.

He graduated in 1960 from Niles McKinley High School and attended Eastern Nazarene Bible College. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves and St. Rose Church in Girard. He enjoyed fishing and watching television. Jim retired in 1987 after working 23 years as an advertising representative at the Warren Tribune Chronicle Newspaper.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine “Kathy” (Fontanella) Llewellyn, whom he married May 15, 1965; a daughter, Lisa Llewellyn of Hubbard; and a son-in-law, John Husk of Girard.

Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Church in Niles with Rev. Thomas Kraszewski as celebrant.

Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery.


Elena Notary, 96

STRUTHERS – There will be services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clemente Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church for Elena Notary, 96, who passed away Wednesday morning, at Victoria House Assisted Living.

Elena was born Sept. 24, 1911 in San Demetrio, Provincia DiAquila Italy, a daughter of Domenico and Maria Bianca Rainaldi, and came to the U.S. in 1949.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking Italian meals.

Elena was a member of St. Nicholas Church and was one of the original members of St. Nicholas Senior Citizens.

Her husband, Valentino Notary, whom she married June 13, 1949, passed away May 25, 1981.

She leaves two sons, Robert (Pamela) Notary of Canfield and George Notary of Naples, Fla.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.

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

Material contributions can be made to St. Nicholas Church, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, OH 44471


Dorothy R. Pavliga 

BOARDMAN – Dorothy was born Jan. 9, 1921 in California, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Kostelnik) Nivert.

During the forties, Dorothy was a bookkeeper at Youngstown Cut Flower and had since worked at various private clubs, including the Elks, the Saxon, and the Itam Clubs, and most recently the Croatian Home.

She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Campbell, the Saxon Club Branch 22, the Poland AARP 2250, and the Croatian Home Lodge 66.

Her husband, Stephen, whom she married Oct. 21, 1947, passed away Aug. 21, 1980.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, John (Judy) and James (Connie); three grandchildren, Wendy, Christina and Nicholas; and three great-grandchildren, Patrick, Tyler and Kalik; her brother, Frank Nivert of Tampa, Fla.; her godchildren, Taffy Danoff, Frank Pavliga, and Maryann Dunn; and her special niece, Cheryl Baker.

Besides her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael, Joseph and Albert Nivert; and her sisters, Helen Drop, Bertha Wilson, Mildred Slagle and Catherine Tokash.

Dorothy’s family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Spratt, his staff, and the care givers of hospice in Boardman for their kindness and care given to Dorothy throughout her illness.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell.

There will be funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. John’s Renovation Fund or Hospice.


Mark A. Reid, 43

MINERAL RIDGE – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Mark A. Reid, 43, who died late Tuesday evening at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

Mark was born Feb. 5, 1964 in Youngstown, the son of Alvin Gray and Arlene (Hughes) Reid.

He had been employed at the Tamarkin Company where he had worked in the warehouse. He was a 1983 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and a 1989 graduate of Youngstown State University.

Mark was a member of Teamsters Local No. 377, a life time member of the N.R.A. and had been a realtor for The Eaton Group G.M.A.C.

He is survived by his mother of Calhoun, Ga.; nine brothers and sisters, Alvin Gray (Felicita) Reid Jr. of Whitter, Calif., William (Rosemary) Reid of Austintown, Arlene (Terry) Fisk of Baytown, Texas, Richard (Vada) Reid of McDonald, Deborah (Rodney) Tanner of Murphy, N.C., Rodger (Sheila) Reid of Youngstown, Charlene Pagac and her fiancé, Michael Ragan of Austintown, John (Lisa) Reid of Calhoun, and Mary Reid and her fiancé, Rico Butler of Calhoun; 21 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

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


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Peter D. Stephanopoulos, 78

RAVENNA – Peter D. Stephanopoulos, 78, formerly of Farrell, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Longmeadow Care Center.

He was born Dec. 4, 1929 in the village of Neohorian, Greece, a son of the late Dimitrios and Martha (Kasaras) Stephanopoulos.

Peter was the owner of Taki’s Place Tavern in Farrell. He also served as a councilman and deputy mayor of Farrell, and was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron.

Survivors include his children, Dimitrios (Denise) Stephanopoulos of Lillyburn, Ga., George (Ester) Stephanopoulos of Ravenna, Martha Stephanopoulos of Columbus, Irene Starr of Hubbard, and Diana (Mike) Napolitan of Hubbard; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; brothers, Bob (Gitsa) and Gus (Arete) Stephanopoulos, both of Greece; and sisters, Harriet (George) Gianimaras, Niki (Jim) Zathiropoulos, and Jenny (Dennis) Manoura, all of Greece.

Friends will be received Saturday from 11 a.m. to the noon funeral service officiated by Fr. Jerry Hall at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266.

Interment will follow at Edinburg Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Robinson Memorial Hospice and Visiting Nurse Service, 6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, OH 44266.

Please visit www.mem.com to share your memories.


Mark E. Strickland, 76

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, for Mark E. Strickland, 76, who passed away at 6:58 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mark was born June 3, 1931 in Clay, W.Va., the son of the late Ernest E., and Eva Mae (King) Strickland.

Mark was a retired dispatcher and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mark was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4192 in Mineral Ridge, AM Vets and the Saxon Club, and he enjoyed golfing.

Mark is survived by his daughter, Barbara Kibler of Winder, Ga.; a sister, Ernesteen W. Millan of Youngstown; and a brother, William Carl Strickland of Youngstown.

Besides his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marge Roth, whom he married Sept. 17, 1955, and who died Jan. 3, 2005.

Family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Mineral Ridge VFW Post 4192.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.


Charlotte U. Swinehart, 90

PIKEVILLE, KY. – Charlotte U. Swinehart, 90, formerly of Warren, died Monday, Dec. 3, at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville.

She was born June 17, 1917 in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of Thomas Newman and June (Sharp) Umberger.

Mrs. Swinehart was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren where she was president of the Women’s Society of Christian Service for eight years and the East Ohio Conference Secretary of Mission Education for four years, planning the schools of mission for all four schools. She was president of United Methodist Women for four years. She taught Sunday School and worked with the youth. She accompanied the youth choir for years, and was the organist at the Howland Mission Church and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jamestown, N.Y.

She was a member of the Morning Light Chapter No. 80, Order of the Eastern Star. She was past worthy matron and was on the floor every year. She was past worthy high priestess of Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was president of the social order of Beauceant three times, and a member of the Order of Amaranth, where she had been a prelate (chaplain).

She was a member of the AAUW, the Warren Women’s Club, the Trumbull County Historical Society, the Monday Afternoon Club (past president), the Every Other Work Club (past president), and Kappa Delta Phi (the honorary educational society). She was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and Alpha Gamma Delta. She served on the board of Directors of Rebecca Williams Community House and the Masonic Temple.

She belonged to the Daughters of American Colonists and was regent of the Western Reserve Chapter. She held several offices, including state offices, and was Ohio State regent from 1999 to 2002. She also belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she was past regent and current chaplain of Mary Chesney Chapter, and the Colonial Dames of the 17th century, where she was organizing president of the William Gaylord Chapter.

She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. She received a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown College and a master’s degree from the University of Akron. She was writer, producer, staff pianist, and secretary/receptionist of the Women’s Club of the Air on WBLK radio in Clarksburg. She taught English 2 at Howland High School, and taught seventh grade English for 10 years at Mineral Ridge Junior High. She was curator of the Sutliff Museum from 1975 to the present and retired as curator emeritus in 2007.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Lynette Lee and Robert E. “Gene” Schindler of Pikeville; three grandsons, Richard George (Wendy), Brian Leland (Melissa) and Timothy John (Amy) Schindler; six great-grandchildren, Brianna Charlotte, Benjamin Preston, Danielle Carolyn, Caroline Ruth, William Robb, and Michael Thomas Schindler.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her first husband, George A. Robb, whom she married Aug. 30, 1941 and who died Jan. 21, 1959; and her second husband, John Claire Swinehart, whom she married Aug. 19, 1966 and who died June 27, 1990.

There will services at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Warren with the Rev. Rick Oaks officiating.

Burial will be Saturday at Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery in Pennsboro, W.Va.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Van Wye Room of the church.

The Morning Light Chapter No. 80, Order of the Eastern Star will conduct services 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to any of the following: Friends of the Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, OH 44483; First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481; or United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave. S.W., Warren, OH 44481.

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

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

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