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Tributes 2008-03-04

Agnes Hicks, 83

YOUNGSTOWN – A funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday at the New Hope Baptist Church for Mrs. Agnes Hicks, 83, who departed this life Friday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mrs. Hicks was born Dec. 29, 1924 in Baconton, Ga., a daughter of Timothy and Mary Williams Dennard.

She was a homemaker and a member of the church.

Her husband, Morris Hicks, whom she married in 1942, died Feb. 28, 1973.

She leaves three daughters, Shirley A. (Clive) Harbin of Warren, Deloris (Alfonzo) Crim, and Brenda Hicks, both of Youngstown; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Marla Hicks; and great-grandson, Maurice Harbin Jr. preceded her in death.

Viewing will be today from noon to 4 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Rilla Baragona, 86

GIRARD – Rilla Baragona, 86, formerly of Girard, died Sunday, March  2, 2008, at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

She was born April 3, 1921 in Bright Shade, Ky., the daughter of the late Grant and Bessie (Mills) Grubb.

She was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard and the Croatian Club.

She married Sal L. Baragona on March 6, 1943. He passed away Jan. 27, 1970.

She is survived by four daughters, Amelia Brewer of Youngstown, Elizabeth (Thomas) Wynyard of McDonald, Sallie (Phil) Macri of Niles, and Pat Robison of Lascassas, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruby Clay and Faye Grubb, both of Austintown; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Susan Lodge and Cecelia Gifford; five brothers; and three sisters.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at St. Stephens Cemetery in Niles.

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Robert N. Bowman, 82

AUSTINTOWN – Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Rossi Brothers Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman, for Robert Bowman, 82, who passed away Sunday afternoon.

Robert was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Niles, the son of George E. Bowman and Edna S. McCandless.

He was a graduate of Struthers High School. Robert was a truck driver for the Hollander Meat Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to play golf.

His wife, the former Virginia Marie Austrino, whom he married Aug. 2, 1947, passed away June 12, 2000.

Robert will always be loved and remembered by his sons; Robert N. II (Chris) of Opelika, Ala., Jeffrey L. (Julie) of Berlin Center, Timothy G. (Melissa) of Austintown, and Randy L. (Lori Czap) of Austintown; eight grandchildren, Rhonda, Amy, Bo, Becki, Tim, Noah, Scott, and Sarah; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; two brothers, Jim and Jerry Bowman; and four sisters, Janet Hartzel, June Evich, Bev Johnson, and Jeanne Frampton.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, at the funeral home.

Rossi Brothers and Rossi-Lellio Family Owned Funeral Homes

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Bernice L. Cox, 82

YOUNGSTOWN - Bernice L. Cox, 82, died Sunday morning, March 2, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Bernice was born in Grantsville, W.Va. on May 11, 1925 to Andy and Mary (West) Kight.

Bernice worked 18 years for Grand Lanes as a waitress. She was a member of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church and a member of the Christian Fellowship Class.

Bernice leaves behind her husband, Russell Cox, who she married July 17, 1976; three sons, Ray (Renee) Wells of Montgomery, W.Va., Cecil (Darlene) Wells of Austintown, and Stanley (Kathy) Wells of Youngstown; one daughter, Mary Jean (Kelly) Kennedy of Austintown; two stepchildren, James (Brenda) Cox of Virginia Beach, Va. and Russell (Joyce) Cox Jr. of California; two brothers, Mike Kight and Robert (Nadine) Kight, both of Akron; three sisters, Hester Stump, Caroline Gardner and Betty Husk, all of West Virginia. Also surviving Bernice are 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Bernice in death are her son, John C. Whipkey; stepson, Robert Cox; two brothers, Walter and Lewis Kight; and two sisters, Eva Robinson and Edith Cogar.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road in Canfield.

Selby-Simpson Funeral Home, of Vienna, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Jack P. Dahman, 83

WILLIAMSFIELD – Jack P. Dahman, 83, died Sunday morning, March 2, 2008 at his residence.

He was born July 2, 1924 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Bessie Sauders Dahman and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Dahman last worked for North American Van Lines. He enjoyed fishing and working with wood.

He leaves two sons, Jack R. (Elaine) Dahman of Kinsman and Buddy L. Dahman of Youngstown; a daughter, Ruth Ann Gillis of Newton Falls; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Franklin Dahman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

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


Joy M. DeAngelo, 60

ST. CHARLES, ILL. – There will be funeral services held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Terrence Hazel officiating at The Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman for Joy M. DeAngelo, 60, formerly of Youngstown, who peacefully passed away late Friday evening, Feb. 29, 2008, with her family by her side, after a courageous six year battle with cancer.

Joy’s strong will, determination, and love will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

She was born Aug. 3, 1947 in Youngstown, the daughter of Peter and Jane (Romeo) Mazar.

Joy was employed at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren as a credit manager and also was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Lowellville High School and attended Youngstown State University.

Joy was a member of Christ Community Church in Illinois, and was an active volunteer with many organizations.

She loved to garden and decorate, but her most important gift was caring and spending time with her family. Joy’s love for her family was endless. She home schooled her children and with her influence and guidance is what got them their success today.

She leaves behind precious memories to be held on to by her husband, Thomas “Tom” DeAngelo, whom she married Aug. 15, 1981 of St. Charles, Ill.; three children, Kristyn DeAngelo of New York, Katie DeAngelo of Washington, D.C., and Brian DeAngelo of St. Charles, Ill.; her mother, Jane Mazar of Austintown; a brother, Peter (Laura) Mazar of Canfield; two sisters, Beverly Genova of Hubbard and Rose (Frank) Panezich of Austintown; father-in-law, William DeAngelo of Austintown; two brothers-in-law, William DeAngelo of Austintown and Joseph (Renee) DeAngelo of Canfield; sister-in-law, Debbie (Randy) Lowe of Austintown; and an aunt, Mary Anderson of Hillsville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Mazar; a sister-in-law, Karen DeAngelo; and mother-in-law, Lucile DeAngelo.

Friends may call today from 4 until 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 from 9 until 9:50 a.m. at The Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home

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Elizabeth J. DeVore, 79

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 6, at St. Joseph the Provider in Campbell for Elizabeth J. DeVore, 79, who died early Monday morning at Liberty Health Care Center.

Mrs. DeVore was born May 11, 1928 in Youngstown, the daughter of Patrick and Bridget Gibbons Gilmartin. She graduated from Ursuline High School in 1943 and graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1946. Mrs. DeVore was employed at St. Elizabeth Health Center as a registered nurse for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Joseph the Provider and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Her husband, Howard A. DeVore, whom she married Sept. 12, 1959, died Feb. 15, 1998.

Mrs. DeVore is survived by five daughters, Sandra Graham of Youngstown, Debbie Thomas of Gahanna, Peggy Bosela of Youngstown, Marylynn Herold of Reynoldsburg and Terrylynn Reid of Youngstown; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, John, James, Edward, and Charles Gilmartin; and a sister, Eleanor McKenna.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McVean, Hughes and McClurkin Funeral Home.

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Dr. Edward Kessler, 83

YOUNGSTOWN – Services were held in New Jersey for Dr. Edward Kessler, 83, who died early Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Dr. Kessler was born Sept. 4, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Lewis and Rose Sedosky Kessler and came to the area in 1963.

Following a two year stint in the Army as a captain in the Medical Corps, he became a staff physician at the VA hospital in Albany, N.Y. He also served as senior attending physician at several New Jersey Hospitals before coming to St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1963.

He became chief of Nephrology and was instrumental in setting up the first Renal Unit at St. Elizabeth. Dr. Kessler was also associate co-director of the Hypertension Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh.

Known as a great teacher, Dr. Kessler was a member of the Council of Chiefs at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, and the research committee of the Internal Medicine Department. A visiting professor at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, he was also a lecturer and consultant to various hospital in Western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kessler was a member of the Mahoning County Medical Society, a fellow of American College of Physicians, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Society of Nephrology, Sigma Xi-Youngstown State University Chapter and the Society for Medical Decision Making.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather and avid Y.S.U. penguin fan, Dr. Kessler leaves his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Sara Lee Miller; a stepson, Eric W. (Angela) Neely; a brother, Sheldon Kessler; and three grandchildren, Rebecca Miller, Jonathan Miller and Eric R. Neely.

A memorial service will be held on April 6, 2008, at noon at the Rodef Sholo Temple in Youngstown.

Contributions may be made to Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Foundation, P.O. Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272.

Arrangements are being handled by the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.

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Paul Harvey McClaskey

YOUNGSTOWN – Paul Harvey McClaskey passed away at his home Feb. 21, 2008.

He was born Dec. 23, 1937 in McDonald, a son of the late Gilbert and Florence Harrison McClaskey.

 Paul was a veteran of the Navy and was self employed in the construction business. He was an avid fisherman, painter and loved to joke and laugh.

He leaves two sons, Patrick S. (Gina) McClaskey of McDonald and Brendan M. (Kelly) McClaskey of Salem; grandchildren, Megan, Heather, Thomas and Brendan Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Wilkerson of Geneva; and a brother, Gilbert McClaskey of Austintown.

Calling hours are Wednesday, March 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home

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Robert C. “Bob” McGoogan, 75

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. – Robert C. “Bob” McGoogan, 75, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008.

He was the beloved husband for 52 years to Jong Ae Joan (Hong) McGoogan; the loving father of Mary Ann (Michael) Derbaum of Jacksonville, Fla., Elizabeth (Robert) Ure of Pittsburgh, Catherine (Dale) Davin of Upper St. Clair, Jean (Martin) Wassel of Upper Saint Clair, Robert C. (Laura) McGoogan of Cary, N.C. and John McGoogan of Kansas City, Mo.; the proud grandfather of Jessica and Michael Derbaum, Alexandra and Catherine Davin, Jason Wassel, and Matthew, Jacob and Michelle McGoogan.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John and George McGoogan.

He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a 1950 graduate of Ursuline High School in Youngstown, a 1960 graduate in Business Administration from Youngstown State University, and worked for 34 years for U.S. Steel Corp in Youngstown and Pittsburgh before retiring in 1995. He was a volunteer for nearly 25 years for USX Federal Credit Union.

There will be visitation Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Copeland’s Funeral Home in Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Road, with funeral prayer on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Sarah A. Mead, 83

HUBBARD – Sarah A. Mead, 83, formerly of Hubbard, died Sunday morning, March 2, 2008, at Liberty Health Care Center.

She was born May 24, 1924 in Girard, a daughter of Clyde and Eva Crider Price, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Mead was a member of the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Her husband, Merle W. Mead, whom she married June 11, 1944, died Jan. 12, 1982.

She leaves three sons, Randy L. (Mary) Mead of Warren, Rev. William C. (Karen) Mead of Vero Beach, Fla. and Scott A. (Brenda) Mead of Liberty; a sister, Bessie Lauby of North Canton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edward Price; and a sister, Evelyn Ciscell-Woolcock.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene.

Family and friends may call at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services.

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


Katherine A. Rappach, 86

HUBBARD – Katherine A. Rappach, 86, of Hubbard, died on Sunday morning, March 2, 2008, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1921, in Hubbard, a daughter of George and Mary Antolich Vukovich, and was a lifelong Hubbard resident.

Mrs. Rappach, a homemaker, was a member of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard and Sts. Peter & Paul Croatian Church in Youngstown and its Altar & Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 66 and was an avid bowler.

Her husband, John Rappach, whom she married in November 1941, died on Nov. 10, 1985.

She leaves two sons, John J. (Phyllis) Rappach and James J. (Bonnie) Rappach, both of Hubbard; two brothers, Joseph (Marie) Vukovich of Hubbard and Paul (Terrie) Vukovich of Fayetteville, N.C.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Peter and Michael Vukovich; and two sisters, Jennie Vukovich and Ann Zitnik.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Hubbard.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

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


Wanda Sternagel, 86

BOARDMAN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church for Wanda Sternagel, 86, who passed away Saturday at Boardman Specialty Care.

Wanda was born June 10, 1921 in New York State, the daughter of John and Mary Fletcher Mack.

She attended Campbell Memorial, and worked at the General Fireproofing during WWII building airplanes. She also worked at Idora Park for four years and later worked as an aid at various nursing homes in the area most recently at Colonial Manor Care Center. She was a member of St. Charles Church.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Janet) Sternagel of Austintown and Joseph Sternagel of Youngstown.

Her husband, George Sternagel, who was a WWII veteran, died in 1973. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen.

There are no public calling hours.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society in Wanda’s memory.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.


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Irene E. Stouffer, 80

NEW MIDDLETOWN – Irene E. Stouffer, 80, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Hospice House in Poland.

She was born May 11, 1927 in Edinburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Huey and Birdie Haze Collette.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are sons, Richard (Joanne) Stouffer of Lowellville, Alvin (Vickey) Stouffer and Larry (Linda) Stouffer, both of Youngstown and Harry Stouffer of New Middletown; a brother, Edward Collette of Sandy Lake, Pa.; sisters, Margaret Doster of New Castle, Pa. and Josephine Myers of Rogers; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Stouffer, whom she married July 22, 1947 and who died October 8, 1993; brothers, Paul, Melvin and Harry Collette, and sisters, Mary Payne, Ruby Payne and Clara Partlow.

Friends will be receive Wednesday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, Inc. in Struthers.

Contributions may be made to the family in lieu of flowers.

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


Helen A. (Hrusovsky) Suick, 91

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, March 7, at the Rossi Brothers Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthias Church in Youngstown, for Helen A. (Hrusovsky) Suick, 91, who passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Helen was born June 16, 1916 in Bergholtz, the daughter of Paul and Helen (Yanochko) Hrusovsky.

Helen worked in sales for the Woolworth Company and part time in catering. Being a seamstress, she proudly made her own clothes. She was a member of the church, its Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved sports and was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Helen is dearly loved and will always be remembered by her daughters, Joyce Marino of Youngstown, Beverly (Edward) Seergae of Volant Pa.; five grandchildren, David Marino Jr., E.J. and Keith Seergae, Tammy Berg, and Karen Decker; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and John Hrusovsky; and an infant sister.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the funeral home.

Rossi Brothers and Rossi-Lellio Family Owned Funeral Homes


Sharon Dale Thompson, 71

SALEM – Sharon Dale Thompson, 71, of 12205 Goshen Road, Lot 229, died at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Salem Community Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1936 in Kirksville, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Maxwell C. and Phyllis F. (Wright) Sons.

Sharon had lived in the area since 1979 and was a Presbyterian by faith. She had graduated from college with a degree in writing.

Survivors include her son, James (April) Marshall Thompson Jr. of Boardman; two daughters, Wendy Kaye VanHorn of Summerville, S.C. and Janet Marie (Andrew) Schreiber of Cincinnati; and nine grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, David H. Sons.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Arrangements were made by Stark Memorial.


Margaret Uitto, 86

POLAND – Services will be on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Church in Poland for Margaret Uitto, 86, who passed away at her residence Sunday evening.

Margaret was born on Nov. 9, 1921 in Ovid, Mich., a daughter of Anthony F. and Mary Bobko Farkas, who both were born in Hungary.

She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She was a secretary and homemaker and a member of the Holy Family Church and its Marian Group and Infant Jesus of Prague. She also attended the Warren Business College.

Margaret married Gene O. Uitto on Dec. 4, 1943 and he passed away on Jan. 24, 2002.

She leaves one son, Gary Eugene (Mary Jane Hucko) Uitto of Danville, Va.; one daughter, Joan U. Smeltzer of Boston; five grandchildren, Gregory (Kristen) Uitto, Michelle Uitto, Kevin Uitto, Kristen Smeltzer (Leo) Patterson, and Adam Smeltzer; and one great-grandchild, Will Davis Patterson.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, William and Anthony Farkas; and two sisters, Barbara Phillips and Eleanor Spala.

Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. one hour before the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555.


John A. “Jack” Wheeler, 80

AUSTINTOWN – Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman for John A. “Jack” Wheeler, 80, who died Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

John, known as “Jack” was born April 15, 1927 in Youngstown, a son of the late Lewis A. and Mildred Ackerman Wheeler.

He attended South High School and served in the National Guard from 1950 to 1952. He was a mechanical engineer and had been employed by Wean United, E.W. Bliss Co., Fox Industries and most recently Glo-Smith Co. where he retired in 1992. He was a member of the Austintown Community Church and enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, gardening, bowling and golfing. Jack was an avid bowler and belonged to several leagues for over 40 years.

He leaves his wife, the former Margaret Anderson, whom he married March 21, 1951; four sons, John A. (Susan) Wheeler of Pittsburgh, Jeffrey (Dianna) Wheeler of Youngstown, Gregory Wheeler, and James (Diane) Wheeler, all of Austintown; four daughters, Jo Ann (Anthony) Nuzzo of Conneaut Lake, Pa., Janet (Randall) Lowe of Austintown, and twins, Judith (Donald) Workman of North Jackson and Jacqueline Abblett of Youngstown; one brother, George Wheeler of Austintown; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

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John R. Wilhelm Jr., 88

EAST PALESTINE – John R. Wilhelm Jr., 88, of 168 West Grant St., passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Parkside Health Care Center where he had been a patient for the past several days.

John was born May 13, 1919 in East Palestine, a son of the late John R. and Edith Wilson Wilhelm Sr., and was a lifelong resident of the community.

He was a graduate of the East Palestine High School and the Youngstown Business College, and had attended area colleges, including the Julliard School of Music.

He had assisted with the management and operation of the East Palestine Lumber Co., which had been founded by his father and uncle. John was a long time member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, where he had been a member of its choir until recently. Over the years, he had supported numerous organizations and groups in the community.

His wife, the former Mary Jane Marshall, whom he married in 1943, preceded him in death on Feb. 29, 2000. A sister, Esther Morris, had also preceded him in death.

John is survived a daughter, Jill (Jerry) McGee of East Palestine; a son, Jack (Susan) Wilhelm of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, Howard Wilhelm of Columbiana; and a sister, Helen Meanor of Columbiana. He also leaves five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Centenary United Methodist Church, with Rev. Vicky Kelley, interim pastor of the church, officiating.

The family has asked that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to his church of the East Palestine Emergency Medical Technicians.

Arrangements were with the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home.

Visit www.oliver-linsley.com to view obituary.


Brian J. Zarconi, 25

AUSTINTOWN – A memorial service will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Brian J. Zarconi, 25, who died early Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Brian was born Sept. 17, 1982 in Youngstown, the son of Peter J. and Johnette Lindsey Zarconi Jr.

He leaves his parents at home and siblings, Shannon Zarconi at home, Peter J. Zarconi III of Youngstown and Kevin Zarconi at home.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.


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