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Tributes 2007-12-13

Earl Joseph Beight, 86

POLAND – Earl Joseph Beight, 86, passed away at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Hospice House in Boardman.

He was born Sunday, May 8, 1921 in New Middletown, the son of the late Earl Otto and Nannie Carter (Rogers) Beight.

Earl was a graduate of Springfield High School and Young Business College. He was a farmer all of his life. He had been a member of St. Johns in Petersburg. He was employed by Youngstown Sheet and Tube as an office manager for 30 years. A veteran of WWII, he served as a personnel sergeant major in the U.S. Army.

He will be missed by his wife, Dorothy L. (Conrad) Beight of Youngstown, whom he married Nov. 8, 1969; a sister, Virginia Beight and a brother, George Beight, both of Canfield.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Beight and John Beight and a sister, Dorothy Musser.

There will be visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 13, at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, Pa.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Hacker presiding.

Burial will be at Petersburg Cemetery in Petersburg.


Mary Frances (Murphy) Blumenschein, 87

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. Edward Church for Mary Frances Blumenschein, 87, formerly of Academy Drive in Liberty Township, who died Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center Boardman Campus.

She was born Mary Frances Murphy to Irish immigrants who immigrated for the employment opportunities of the steel mill communities in northeastern Ohio at the turn of the century. She graduated from St. Brendan School and Chaney High School where her immediate next door neighbor and classmate friend was Frank Sinkawich - Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Georgia. Her father, Anthony Murphy, passed away when she was five years old.

Mary Frances graduated from the Youngstown Hospital Nursing School as a registered nurse and spent most of her career in private duty nursing for the families of many prominent business leaders in the community. Upon retiring from nursing, she and her husband, Carl, along with friends Bob and Marge Chizmar, set up a not-for-profit company, Northeast Ohio Better Nutrition, whose mission was to educate the community on the use of vitamin supplements and natural foods. This was leading edge at the time in the 1970s before the national awareness of these issues in recent years. They represented companies such as Bronson Laboratories. They studied this topic in depth and drew into the area nationally recognized speakers on this subject. They offered this service to the community with only a pass-through cost because many of those who needed better nutrition could not afford it.

With her nursing profession and through Northeastern Ohio Better Nutrition, she encountered many people with serious problems and treated them with kindness. Her son, Robert, said that “she taught her family to love, try to help others, and have real joy in trying to do the right things in life. She was a good Mom and we will miss her.”

Mary Frances followed the path of her mother, Catherine O’Hara Murphy, from Ireland, who graduated in the first nursing program at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Her daughter, Ashley-Carol followed both and graduated as a registered nurse and now lives in Los Angeles. She set a good example for those who knew her.

She leaves a son, Robert Blumenschein of Chicago; a grandson, John of Chicago; a granddaughter, Lauren (Brian) Ludden of Chicago; a daughter, Ashley-Carol (Emmanuel Jr.) Barling of Los Angeles; and a grandnephew, Michael (Dawn) Graham of Lake Charles, La.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Blumenschein and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Mead Blumenschein.

Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the McVean, Hughes, & McClurkin Funeral Home.


Helen R. Bradley, 80

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Austintown, for Helen R. Bradley, 80, who died Wednesday morning at her residence.

Mrs. Bradley was born June 20, 1927 in Youngstown, the daughter of Nicholas and Rose DePaola, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of South High School, worked at White Drug Store, and was a secretary at Averback Drug Company. She loved cooking and baking for family and friends.

Her husband, Paul L. Bradley, whom she married Aug. 25, 1949, died Sept. 12 1985.

She leaves a daughter, Maureen Miller of Ellsworth; a son, Paul Bradley of Canfield; a brother, Arthur DePaola of Austintown; two grandchildren, Angela Brown and Tyler Vasko; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Felix and Thomas DePaola; and a sister, Theresa Krupa.

Helen’s family would like to thank Dr. Michael Faulx and his staff, Dr. J.P. Shah and his staff, the nurses at The Cleveland Clinic, and care giver Joanne Geswald for their excellent care.

There will be calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.


Judith A. “Judy” Braun, 66

AUSTINTOWN – Judith A. “Judy” Braun, 66, of 268 First St., died Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Braun was born June 14, 1941 in Youngstown, a daughter of Kenneth & Dorothy Williams.

She was a 1959 graduate of Lowellville High School. Mrs. Braun worked for 26 years as a Switchboard Operator for the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, retiring in 1999. She also worked for Montgomery Ward, and was a dispatcher for the Liberty Police Department. She loved gardening, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Braun is survived by her three sons, Robert K. Cutter of Youngstown, Clifford B. (Annette) Cutter of Littleton, Colo., and Curt K. Cutter of Austintown; four brothers, Karl Williams of Albuquerque, N.M.; Randy Williams of Kansas City, Kan.; Dan Williams of Austintown, and Bruce Williams of Lowellville; and three grandchildren, Zackary, Natalie, and Megan Cutter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Lowellville, where funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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Bertha L. Brown

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Bertha L. Brown, who was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus Saturday, Dec. 8.

Mrs. Brown was born June 6, 1935 in Frias Point, Miss., a daughter of Henry and Rosa Mae Russ Mitchell.

She had been employed as a nurse’s aide at the Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital and was a former member of the Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the Teamsters Service Employees.

Mrs. Brown leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Michael Hutcherson, with whom she made her home, and Roland S. Hutcherson of Indianapolis; four sisters, Mary Wright and Aletha H. Johnson, both of Cincinnati, and Shirley Black and Jeanette Mitchell of Chicago; five brothers, Edward Mitchell of Cincinnati, James Mitchell of Youngstown, Henry Mitchell of Alaska, Charles Mitchell of Illinois, and Carl Mitchell of Chicago; two adopted daughters, Barbara (Vernon) Gilbert of Youngstown and Pam Defoor of Warren; a god brother, Curtis (Deborah) Luckey; two grandchildren, Tysion R. Bucci of Columbus and Mikhayla Hutcherson of Illinois; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman Brown, who passed away April 13, 1979; a brother, Roosevelt Mitchell; a sister, Lourenza “Mike” Jenkins; and a son, Ronald J. Hutcherson.

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

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Dorothy G. “Dottie” (McKnight) Buchanan, 85

BOARDMAN – Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Charles Church, for Dorothy G. “Dottie” (McKnight) Buchanan, 85, who passed on to eternity Dec. 10, 2007.

Dorothy was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Lockport, N.Y., the daughter of Edwin and Gertrude McKnight.

She began her nursing career in New York and later became a school nurse in Youngstown following her husband’s death.

She was the beloved wife of R. James Buchanan, whom she married June 7,1947 and who died Nov. 14,1964.

Dorothy was the devoted mother of Buck (Carmie) Buchanan of Devon, Pa., Pat (Tom) Lundberg of Portland, Ore., and Nancy (Jim) Pettine of Malvern, Pa.; and loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren.

“Her generous love of family and friends will live on in our hearts forever.”

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beatitude House, 287 Lora Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

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

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Ida Mae Butler, 88

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be services Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, for Mrs. Ida Mae Butler, 88, who departed this life Sunday, Dec. 9, at Danridge Burgundi Manor.

Mrs. Butler was born March 21, 1919 in Dublin, Ga., a daughter of William and Ida Belle Curry.

She was a 1939 graduate of East High School. She was extremely involved in the community, serving on the Board of the McGuffey Center. She worked with the Center’s fund raising committee and retired from the Center’s housekeeping department in 1981.

Mrs. Butler was a dedicated member of the New Hope Baptist Church for 81 years, a member of it’s Senior Choir, an honorary member of the Senior Usher Board, past Kitchen Committee member, past secretary of the Pastor’s Aide, a Mortgage Committee member, a faithful Sunday School participant, and served on the Mother’s Board.

She also sang on WHOT Radio for 30 years with the Melody Special Choir. She was a competitive contender of the Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church Bowling League. She enjoyed sports and was known for her “large pound cakes.”

She was a member of the Benevolent Grand Chapter, Queen of Sheba Chapter No. 78 O.E.S. in Youngstown; Grand Marshall, Benevolent Grand Chapter O.E.S. in Columbus; Grand Secretary, Perfect Asher Grand Court Heroines of Jericho in Dayton; and Exchequer of the Grand Deliberation, Daughters of Sphinx in Cincinnati. She also served as past Matron of several area and state chapters and courts.

She was united in marriage to Timothy “Jack” Butler Sr. in 1939, and to this union two sons and a daughter were born.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Timothy (Jean) Butler Jr. and Arthur (Claudia) Butler, both of Youngstown; a daughter, Sandra Louise Butler of Detroit; her sister-in-law, Annette Curry of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, Teri Lynne Butler of Youngstown, Arthur Butler Jr. of Chicago, Michael Butler of Nashville, Tenn., Daniel (Toyetta) Kirk of Columbus, and Council (Holly) III Kirk of Avondale, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy “Jack”; four brothers, Julius Curry, William Curry, Regis Napier and Thomas Curry; and three sisters, Lenora Curry, Norah Lee Wallace and Rebecca Dickson.

Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.



Walter Michael Chlysta, 90

RAVENNA – Walter Michael Chlysta, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Robinson Memorial Hospital after declining health.

He was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Akron, a son of the late Charles and Rose (Popeil) Chlysta. He has resided in Ravenna since 1927.

Walter was the oldest member of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church in Akron.

Walter first worked at Kent State University and the Arsenal. Finally, with his first class engineer’s license, he worked at Chrysler for 26 years as a powerhouse engineer, retiring in 1982.

He was an avid farmer and naturalist, who loved his pets, including his latest dog, Toby, and other animals.

Walter’s concerns were being a good husband and father. Walter had just celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary Oct. 12 to his beloved wife, Mary (Sopko) Chlysta.

Other survivors include his children, Walter (Louise) Chlysta Jr. of Ravenna, Dr. Russell John Chlysta of St. Louis, Dr. Mary Ann Chlysta of Ravenna, and Michael Charles (Lori) Chlysta of Lincoln University, Pa.; grandchildren, Dr. Walter J. (Carol) Chlysta of Massillon, Valerie J. (Gary) Reed MSN of Ravenna, Chris and Nicholas P. Chlysta Esquire, both of St. Louis, Michael Ryan and Alex Chlysta, both of Lincoln University; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Pete, Russell, and Charles Chlysta, and a sister, Ann Puzio.

Friends will be received Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wood Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. in Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by Reverend David Misbrener at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Portage Animal Protective League, 8122 Infirmary Rd., Ravenna, OH 44266, or give a flower to someone you love.

The Walter Chlysta family would also like to thank the Angels Care Home Health, the doctors, nurses, staff, and care givers of Robinson Memorial Hospital, and the independent care givers, whose time and efforts were given so willingly.

Visit www.mem.com to share your memories.

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Arletta J. Danner, 89

NILES – Arletta J. Danner, 89, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Shepherd of the Valley.

Arletta was born June 10, 1918 to the late Marion and Glaydes Magill Williams in Navarre. She resided in Newport Richey, Fla. for 27 years and moved back to Niles in 2004.

She was an executive secretary for Ajax Magnathermics in Warren. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Girard.

Her husband, William R. Danner, whom she married Jan. 1, 1939, died June 8, 1996.

She is survived by her children, Sandra (Ray) Puhalla of Brookville, Pa. and Cynthia (John) Yaksich of Niles; four grandchildren, William Puhalla, Sharon Beyer, and Joe and James Yaksich; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Williams.

There will be services Friday at 11 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home where visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday one half hour before the service.

Interment will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton.

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Jo Ann Grant, 66

YOUNGSTOWN — There will be services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, for Jo Ann Grant, 66, who passed away Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Jo Ann was born July 24, 1941 in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Witman) Williams, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a caregiver with Home Instead Care. She enjoyed gardening and dancing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Her husband, Richard Grant, whom she married in April of 1981, passed away Aug. 11, 2003.

Jo Ann leaves five children, Tony (Beth) Granger of Hubbard, Joseph Granger of Hampton, Va., Robert (Debbie) Granger of Cleveland, England, James Granger of Boardman and Mary (John) Morgan of Campbell; a sister, Joyce (Larry) Bowling of Berlin Center; a sister-in-law, Shirley Williams of Struthers; 16 grandchildren; and a dear friend and companion, Dennis Barnett.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Lou Crytzer; and two brothers, Ed Williams and an infant brother, Joe L. Williams.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 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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John Nicholas Groh Sr., 82

“Together Again”

CAMPBELL – John Nicholas Groh Sr., 82, was reunited with his wife, Eileen, Wednesday, Dec. 12.

He was born Oct. 29, 1925 in Youngstown, a son of the late Adam Groh and Maria Grosmouk.

On Oct. 30, 1948, John married the former Eileen O’Mally.

A graduate of East High School, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and a Trustee of the Steel Workers Union Local No. 2334. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran and a past member of the VFW.

John retired from Truscon, where he was employed as a steel mill worker. He was also employed by Belman Lumber and was a security guard at Brandywine Apartments and at Astro Shapes.

He is survived by two sons, Harry Groh and John Groh Jr.; two daughters, Sarah Madunicky and Eileen P. Murzda; a brother, Adam Groh; a sister, Mary Groh; grandchildren, Melissa Bonilla, Michelle Guy, whom he reared, Brian Groh, Twilae Groh, John Groh III, Christina Madunicky, and John Madunicky Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan Guy, Tera Guy, Xavier Bonilla, Josephine Madunicky, Teresa Ciccarelli, Sophia Madunicky, Kara Groh, and Jordan Groh.

Besides his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Groh; and four sisters, Theresa Crook, Eva Keneally, Anna Maronde, and Katherine McKnight.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 13, and Friday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 East Indianola Ave. in Youngstown.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Church.

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Mickey Hanuschak, 93

YOUNGSTOWN – Mickey Hanuschak, 93, of the city’s west side, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 6, his birthday, at his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Mickey was born Dec. 6, 1914 in Dawson, Pa., a son of the late George and Sophia Melikant Hanuschak, and came to Youngstown in the 1920s.

He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, and worked for 34 years for the East Ohio Gas Company, retiring as a customer service technician in 1980.

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown.

Mr. Hanuschak leaves his beloved wife of 61 years, Flora J. Popa Hanuschak, whom he married June 22, 1946; his daughter, Jean Hanuschak of Niles; his son, George (Regina) Hanuschak of Fairfax, Va.; three sisters, Veronica Hanuschak of Campbell, Helen Zelina of Erie, Pa., and Margaret Hanuschak of Campbell; two grandchildren, John Hanuschak and George Hanuschak Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Popa of Canfield and Helen Popa of Monaca, Pa.

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

Four brothers, John, Michael, George, and Dan Hanuschak, and a sister, Ann Jankowski, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home and continue at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church on Lakewood Ave.

Interment will follow at Belmont Park Cemetery.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences.


Harry Hulewat, 89

GIRARD – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel, for Harry Hulewat, 89, who died Wednesday morning at Northside Hospital.

Harry was born May 5, 1918 in Youngstown, the son of the late Philip and Mary Hulewat

He had owned and operated Harry Hulewat Packard Service and then had worked for Ajax Magnathermics, retiring in 1981, where he had been a machinist.

Harry served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a devoted family man, helping his family and others with fixing and repairing many items. He had a great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them and helping them in anyway he could.

His wife, the former Helen Maystorovich, whom he married Oct. 16, 1945, died Oct. 8, 1995.

Harry is survived by three daughters, Janice (Ken) Rambo of Mineral Ridge, Nancy Sperati of McDonald, and Mary Ann (Tony) Pallante of Liberty; a brother, Frank Hulewat, and a sister, Julie Zaggy, both of Austintown; six grandchildren, Chuck (Shannon) Sperati, Joey (Suzanne) Sperati, Debi Bunch, Dan Rambo, Tammy (Matt) Kostek, and Jeff (Itala) Pallante; and eight great-grandchildren, Paige, Kirk, Julian, Jaret, Hannah, Connor, Lucas, and Caitlyn.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Pantloni, and a brother, Mike Hulewat.

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

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


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Frank M. Mangiarelli, 62

GIRARD – Frank M. Mangiarelli, 62, formerly of Columbiana, passed away at his home late Thursday evening, Dec. 6, of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Mangiarelli was born April 25, 1945 in Youngstown, the son of the late Frank and Angeline (Galluppi) Mangiarelli Sr. and was a lifelong area resident.

Frank was the owner of Franks Home Inspection and the former president of the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club, a real estate agent and broker, and a truck owner and operator.

Mr. Mangiarelli was preceded in death Sept. 24, 1999 by his wife, the former A. Eileen Butz, whom he married Dec. 21, 1983.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jill (Ray) Lewis of Dayton; two sons, Eric Eyster of New Waterford and Rod Eyster of Mesa, Ariz.; a grand-daughter; two great-grandsons; a half-sister, Lucy Mangiarelli of Campbell; and two half brothers, Anthony Mangiarelli and Mario Mangiarelli, both of Campbell.

Besides his wife, Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Mario Mangiarelli in 1959.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family suggest material tributes be made to the Way Station.

Visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to view this obituary, sign the guest register, or send condolences.


Carl A. Romeo Jr.

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Simon Road Church of God, 4750 Simon Road in Boardman, for Carl A. Romeo Jr. who left his mother’s arms to be with Jesus on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, at Hospice House.

He was born Nov. 20, 1947 in Youngstown, the son of Carl A. and O. Ruth Humberston Romeo Sr.

Carl worked at the M.R.D.D. Workshop of Mahoning County and was an avid worker. He was one of the oldest persons with Down’s Syndrome in this area and was happy and loving to all who knew him.

He was a member of the Simon Road Church of God, a church usher, and helped the Sunday School secretary. Carl was a bowler with Special Olympics for more than 25 years and earned many trophies, medals and ribbons. He loved music, boating and traveling.

Carl is survived by his mother, O. Ruth Romeo of Youngstown; a brother, John H. (Gabby) Romeo of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl A. Romeo.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.

The family requests that contributions be made to Special Olympics, 5132 South Turner Road, Canfield, OH 44406 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, or the Simon Road Church of God Memorial Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson Funeral Home in Boardman.

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Dale L. Vaughn Jr., 59

AUSTINTOWN – There will be services Friday at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, for Dale L. Vaughn Jr., 59, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Dale was born Aug. 16, 1948 in Youngstown, a son of Dale L. and Mary Alice Thayer Vaughn Sr.

A 1966 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Trinity Industries as a welder for over 25 years, retiring this year. Dale was a member of the Youngstown Maennerchor Club and the Eagles Club. He enjoyed fishing.

Dale leaves his mother, Mary Alice Vaughn of Austintown; a daughter, Marla Hiner of Brookfield; two sons, Jason (Debra) Vaughn of Brookfield and Justin Vaughn of Hubbard; a brother, Larry Vaughn of Austintown; and two grandchildren, Brooke and Brian Hiner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale L. Vaughn Sr.; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his aunt, Jean Thayer.

Family and friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Cindy Lee West-Connelly, 54

NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA – Cindy Lee West-Connelly, 54, formerly of Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 10.

She was born Oct. 23, 1953 in Warren, the daughter of Harley and Donna (Devlin) West.

She was a 1971 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Cindy was married to William Connelly and resided in Austintown, and together they raised two children. In 2001, she moved to Newfoundland and made her home with her faithful and devoted friend and companion, Terry Inder, and his mother, Louetta Inder.

She greatly enjoyed doing a variety of crafts.

She is survived by her mother, Donna West of Galeton, Pa.; a son, Tom Connelly of West Virginia; a daughter, Lori Connelly of Newfoundland; two grandchildren, Noah and Aiden Connelly of Canfield; two brothers, Jim (Penny) West of Galeton and Harley (Debbie) West of Champion; a sister, Rose (John) Humenick of Crystal River, Fla.; and many loving relatives and friends.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father in 2006 and her loving and devoted grandmother, Maxine Caracciola.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel in Galeton, with a blessing service following at 3 p.m.


Linda L. Weston, 55

SALEM – There will be a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, for Linda L. Weston, 55, who passed away at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness.

Linda was born March 17, 1952 in Lewistown, Pa., the daughter of John and Marjorie “Jean” (Cramer) Weston.

She was currently employed as a team leader at General Motors Lordstown Plant.

Linda was an avid lover of animals. She enjoyed Native American pow-wows, collecting flowers, flower planting, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Starr.

Linda is survived by daughters, Tracie (Sonn) Bossert of Sebring and Tina (Brett) Leyman of Austintown; sisters, Louann Amico of Warren and Lisa Weston of Dayton; brothers, John Weston of Texas and Jeff Weston of McDonald; and grandchildren, Starr and Brittany Leyman and Shaun Gardner.

Linda was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Jim Weston.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road, Warren, OH 44481.

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