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Nellie Ciminero, 87

WARREN – Nellie Ciminero, 87, formerly of North Road SE in Warren and Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, after a brief illness, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Born in Warren on July 20, 1921 the daughter of Matteo and Philomena Pecorelli Pagano, she lived her entire life in Warren.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she inspired all those who knew her with her captivating smile and disposition.

She and her husband, Anthony “Chubby,” were owners and operators of the former Ciminero’s Poultry Market for many years.

A member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, Nellie was also past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Amerital Club and participated in the Westside of Warren Reunion Committee. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking and field trips, but most of all, her family.

She married Anthony Ciminero, who passed away in June 2002. Together, they shared 62 years of marriage.

She is survived by three sons, Vito (Patricia) Ciminero of Niles, Matthew (Kathleen) Ciminero of Cortland, and Anthony (Karen) Ciminero of Niles; eight grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Caputo of Aurora, Anthony Ciminero of Niles, Christine (Deron) Reisman of Upper Arlington, Natalie Ciminero of Nantucket, Maine, Keri (Mark) Grim of Howland, Angelo (Melissa) Ciminero of Canfield, Matthew (Lori) Ciminero of Liberty, and Donald (Allesha) Ciminero of McDonald; and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Esther (Jerry) Castellano of Warren. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Sam Pagano and George Pagano.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel,1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483, where a prayer service will be conducted by the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Bereavement Committee at 3:30 p.m.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, with Celebrant Fr. Lawrence Frient, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pineview Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Shepherd of the Valley, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, OH 44446.

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Arthur W. Gerthung Sr., 87

GIRARD – Arthur W. Gerthung Sr., 87, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at his residence.

“Art” was born Sept. 13, 1921 in Youngstown, a son of the late Barnhart and Anna Gerthung.

He was retired from Eckman Coal Co. in Girard.

He is survived by his children, David Cummins of Girard, Martha Talarsky of Willoughby, Arthur Gerthung Jr. of Diamond, Debbie Gerthung of Carmichael, Pa., and Terry Gerthung of Youngstown; two sisters, Dorothy Little and Alice Gerthung; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death was his wife, Ethel Millsap Gerthung; sons, Steve Cummins and Charles Gerthung; and daughter, Judy Gerthung.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Belmont Park Cemetery Chapel.

Arrangements are being handled by the Blackstone Funeral Home.

Cleo A. Hassler, 62

HOWLAND – Cleo A. Hassler, 62, died at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at the emergency room at St. Josephs Health Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 21, 1946 in Warren, the daughter of Gail and Verna (Steele) Welker.

A lifetime Warren resident, Cleo was a 1964 graduate of Howland High School and worked for a brief time in the payroll office at Copperweld Steel Corp.

She was a loving and devoted homemaker that took pride in keeping a perfect and beautiful home for her family. She enjoyed flower gardening and had formerly attended the Howland Community Church.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Rick Hassler, whom she married July 25, 1967; a son, David L. Hassler of Howland; two brothers, Douglas and John “Jack” Welker of Cortland; and a niece, Christine Welker Nidel of Cortland.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 2008, at the Roberts-Clark Chapel, where friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The Rev. Gene Eason will officiate.

Interment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park

Material contributions may be made to the National Fibromyalgia Association, 2121 S. Towne Centre Place, Suite 300, Anaheim, CA 92806.

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Roger E. Kline Jr., 33

EDINBURG, PA. – Mr. Roger E. Kline Jr., 33, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at his residence.

He was the son of the late Roger Kline and mother, Nellie (Murray) Kline, she survives.

Roger was a graduate of Votech and was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed family and friends and the outdoors around his home.

Besides his mothers, Roger is survived by his brother, Mr. Kevin and wife Jessica Kline of Edinburg and their two children, Adrianna and Kurtis.

He was preceded in death by his father; and both paternal and maternal grandparents.

Arrangements are being handled by the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak St. in Bessemer, Pa., where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008.

A procession will go to the Mahoning Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Dayton, of the Mahoning Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will take place the following morning at 10 a.m. at the Mahoning Presbyterian Church with a brunch to follow.

Felix A. Miely, 88

STRUTHERS – Services will be on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the St. Nicholas Church, both in Struthers, for Felix A. Miely, 88, who passed away Sunday morning at the St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Felix was born on March 30, 1920 in the East Side of Youngstown, a son of Dominic and Dora Fortunato Miely. He lived in the area his whole life.

He was a graduate of East High School in 1939. He worked in the grocery business as a meat manager in numerous major food chains. In later years, he worked for J & J Gardens and the County Gardens.

He was a member of the St. Nicholas Church, and was an Army veteran of WWII, having landed in Normandy on Utah Beach, and served in France and Belgium.

Felix married the former Mary Louise Kotasek Skoloda on April 17, 1948.

Besides his wife of 60 years, he leaves one son, Felix D. (Cynthia) Miely of Hermitage, Pa., and one daughter, Janine M. Miely of Boardman; two brothers, Robert Miely of Florida and William Miely of Columbus; two sisters, Helen Delfrano of Kentucky and Jean Beraduce of Florida; five grandchildren, Danielle, Machele, Josh, Ryan and Jared; and three great-grandchildren, Michael, Dominic and Dakota.

Felix was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Wilhelm and Ann Smith; and one great-grandchild, Dalton.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

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Mabel Rogers, 102

MASURY – Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Westside Baptist Church, 304 Matta Ave. in Youngstown, for Mabel Rogers, 102, formerly of Youngstown, who died Sunday morning at Orange Village Care Center.

Mrs. Rogers was born June 23, 1906, in Salineville, a daughter of William and Elizabeth J. Jones Raffle and came to Youngstown as a child.

She had worked at the Ravenna Arsenal during the WWI. She was also secretary for her husband’s appliance service which was South Side Service. She had also worked for Home Savings and Loan and the General Electric Lamp Plant. She was a member of the West Side Baptist Church.

Her husband, Henry G. “Pete” Rogers Sr., whom she married Nov. 11, 1927, died March 4, 1977.

She leaves five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Henry G. Rogers Jr., who died Dec. 7, 1987; a great-grandson, Joseph Rogers; three brothers, David Raffle, Ralph Raffle and William Raffle; and two sisters, Grace Cataline and Mildred Raffle.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

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Helen V. Runeric, 91

GREEN TOWNSHIP – Helen V. Runeric, 91, of West Middletown Road, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2008, at Beeghly Oaks.

Helen was born Oct. 21, 1916 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late William and Stella Rybicki Szymanski, was a graduate of South High School and a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Runeric was a homemaker and a member of St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, where she was a member of the church’s Altar & Rosary Society. She also was a 50-year member of a “girls club” founded by members of her high school class.

Helen enjoyed gardening, was a seamstress and quilter, and most importantly, enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

She leaves a daughter, Jane (Mark) Swoboda of Green Township and with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, Kate, Matthew, Sarah, Brett and Lisa; five great-grandchildren, Jonathan, William, Mason, Tristan and Sharra; and a brother, Leonard Szymanski of North Lima.

Helen will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her husband, John E. Runeric, whom she married Oct. 24, 1942, passed away in September of 1994. A daughter, Diane Albright, and three brothers, Frank, Henry and Bernard Szymanksi, are also deceased.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home, and continue at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Helen will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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Bryan Scott Saulpaugh, 38

PULASKI, PA. – Bryan Scott Saulpaugh, 38, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at his residence.

He was born July 26, 1970 in New Castle, Pa., a son of Lawrence and Sandra Miller Saulpaugh.

He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1989 and received his bachelors of science degree from Youngstown State University in 1994.

Bryan was a logistics supervisor for the John Maneely Company, a division of Wheatland Tube. He enjoyed golf, hunting, camping and fishing and was a member of the Victory Christian Center in Coitsville.

He married Cassie Ellen Shugarts on May 29, 1999, she survives at home.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Kyle Robert Saulpaugh of home; mother, Sandra Miller Saulpaugh of New Castle; maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Miller of Pulaski Township; paternal grandmother, Thelma Saulpaugh of Pulaski Township; sister, Jennifer Saulpaugh of New Castle; and in-laws, Thomas R. Tracy and his wife, Linda of Hubbard and Gary Shugarts and his wife, Pamela of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Saulpaugh.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave. in New Wilmington, Pa.

Services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Joe Thomas, pastor of the Victory Christian Center, will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in North Bedford.

Angie Lou Oliver Weidman

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. – Angie Lou Oliver Weidman, widow of the late Charles Weidman, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.

Mrs. Weidman was born in Timmonsville, the daughter of the late Lealon and Vera Stokes Oliver.

She graduated from Winthrop College with a degree as a dietitian. After graduation she taught school at Socastee High School and later North Charleston High School. She worked as a dietitian at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown and later she was a lunchroom supervisor at the Hubbard Ohio School District for 13 years.

During WWII, she worked as a chemist at General Fireproofing in Youngstown. Mrs. Weidman was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church, where she was active in teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, playing piano and serving in the WMU of the Church.

Surviving is a brother, Marion Oliver of Hanahan, S.C.; nieces, Linda (Leonard) Veith of Youngstown and Naomi (Ray) Wess of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and numerous special nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sisters, Theressa Marks and Marguerite Bailey.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Sardis Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A period of visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sardis Baptist Church, 3129 Sardis Hwy., Timmonsville, SC 29161.

The Layton-Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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