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David Michael Murphy, 63

GIRARD – David Michael Murphy, 63, formerly of Sharpsville, Pa., passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Mr. Murphy was born July 9, 1944 in Sharon, Pa. to Gerald and Mary Beil Murphy.

He graduated from Sharpsville High School in 1962. He received an associate’s degree in business from Penn State University.

He married the former Deby Schenker July 23, 1976 in North Versailles, Pa. She survives at home.

David lived most of his life in Sharpsville, moving to Girard two years ago. He was employed by Gasser Chair in Youngstown. He previously worked for WIZ Country 104 and traveled to China with Loomco Inc. He was also a member of the Masons

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mary Murphy of Sharpsville; a son, Trevor Quillan Murphy of Girard; a sister, Diane Murphy of Sharpsville; and a brother, Jerry (Juanita) Murphy of Sharpsville.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There will be calling hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Stevenson-Webb Funeral Home, 1142 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA 16150.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Chris Wright, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon, officiating.

Friends may e-mail condolences to

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Michael Duane Pippin, 49

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at noon on Thursday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Michael Duane Pippin, 49, who departed this life Monday.

Mr. Pippin was born April 12, 1958 in Warren, a son of Willie and Ora Lee Gavin Pippin.

He leaves his siblings, Johnny, Ray, and Gary Pippin, all of Dayton, James Pippin of Columbus, Rodney Pippin, Darryl (Patricia) Pippin, Edna (Earl) Johnson, and Sandra (George) Moss, all of Youngstown, and Arnetta Jones of Cincinnati.

His parents preceded him in death.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the funeral home for funeral expense.

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

Robert E. Rhodes, 74

POLAND – Robert E. Rhodes died Friday afternoon at his residence.

Robert was born on June 11, 1933, in Point Marion, Pa., a son of Edison and Mary Swaney Rhodes and had been a resident of the area for 35 years.

He retired in 1995 as Lieutenant of Security at General Motors Lordstown Complex where he worked from 1967 until his retirement. Prior to that he was a lieutenant at the Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh from 1954 to 1967.

Robert was a member of the Masons, The Shriners and The Scottish Rite Cathedral. He was also a member and past president of the Mahoning County Crime Clinic.

He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War.

He leaves two sons, Robert P. (Kimberly-Kishel) Rhodes of Brownsville, Pa., and Todd S. (Vicki) Rhodes of Glendale, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Hayden Rhodes, Greyson Rhodes, Harrison Rhodes, Lydia Rhodes and Eleanor Rhodes.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Robert requested that there be no services or calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

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

Nancy Lynne

Weimer, 59

BOARDMAN – Nancy Lynne Weimer, 59, was welcomed into God’s heavenly kingdom by his angels on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Boardman.

She was born January 17, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter of Paul A. Hake and the late Marjorie L. (Breetz) Hake.

Nancy was a 1966 graduate of Boardman High School. She had plenty of Spartan spirit and was employed as a security receptionist for the Boardman Local Schools Board of Education office. She also worked previously as a cheerleading advisor at Glenwood Middle School and as a noon-time aid at West Boulevard Elementary. She valued the importance of education and strived to put a smile on the faces of those she came into contact with each day.

She left those around her with the knowledge of the gift of life and life after death. She showed those around her that with God all things are possible. Through her battle with cancer, she touched the lives of many with her faith in God, strong will, sense of humor, and continued desire to help others.

Those who were fortunate to share in the joy of her life will forever celebrate her memory. She has moved onto a glorious heaven and will be that guardian angel watching over her loved ones always.

She leaves her husband, Richard, whom she married March 16, 1968; a daughter, Holly (Luke) Watts; a son, Scott Weimer; a brother, Jeffrey (Mary) Hake; and her beloved father, Paul Hake; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie L. Hake.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Boardman.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tabernacle Evangelical Church, where services for Nancy will be at 11 a.m. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon at the Beard Family Cabin in Boardman Park following the processional and brief service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, the family requests contributions be made in Nancy’s honor to the Nancy L. Weimer Scholarship Fund at any Home Savings Bank location. An educational scholarship will be granted to a worthy Boardman High School student each year who exemplifies the characteristics of Nancy’s life.

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