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Elnora Harrison Brown, 78

YOUNGSTOWN – A gathering will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc., for Elnora Harrison Brown, 78, who departed this life Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Ms. Brown was born May 27, 1930 in Lynchburg, S.C., a daughter of Walter and Iola Smith Brown.

She was a former member of the Greater Friendship Baptist Church.

She leaves a godchild and caregiver, Denise Tarver and a cousin and caregiver, Jacquelyn (John) Carter, both of Youngstown; cousins, Florence Smith of Arlington, Texas, Rodell (Robert) Davis of Powell and Mose “Pete” (Delores) Suber of Youngstown; grandchildren, Moneek and Ahsley Tarver and Nicola (Omar) Stewart, all of Youngstown; and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents; a sister, Virginia M. Brown; a brother, Willie Brown; and a cousin and best friend, Pearl Black preceded her in death.

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Anna Marie Carosella, 97

GIRARD – Anna Marie Carosella, 97, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Briarfield at the Ridge in Mineral Ridge.

She was born Sept. 11, 1911 in Washingtonville, a daughter of the late Vincent Vivo and Mary Carmel Colucci.

Her husband, Frank Carosella, whom she married Jan. 15, 1929, passed away May 24, 1966.

Her family includes son, Mike and Margaret Carosella of Austintown; daughters, Susanne and John DeRose of Girard and Mary Parker of Youngstown; son, Vincent and Geri Carosella of Austintown; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Anthony Vivo and Louis Vivo; sisters, Minnie Skarote, Elizabeth Speziale and Lillian Weinkotz; and one grandchild.

She was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

Private calling hours and services will be held at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 East Indianola Ave. in Youngstown.

Donna M. White Cutrone, 55

AUSTINTOWN - Donna M. White Mastoris Cutrone, 55, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2009, at her home following a courageous year long battle with cancer.

Donna was born Oct. 31, 1953 in Princeton, W.Va., a daughter of Donald and Jessie Lawson White and came to the area as a child.

She worked for Steel City, Infocision and Astro Shapes.

Donna leaves three children, Maria Evelyn White Febres of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jesus Febres III of Youngstown and Jessica Febres of Austintown; her parents, Donald and Jessie White of Austintown; a brother, John F. White of Hubbard; four sisters, Jennifer D. (Ken) McCool of Austintown, Terrie L. White of Austintown, Melinda A. (Joe) Pyle of Boardman and Patricia K. Albright of Austintown; seven grandchildren, Jesus IV, Raphael, Destiny, Ethan, Miguel, Serenity and Xavier; and many nieces and nephews.

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

A son, Nicholas Michael Mastoris III, two grandchildren, Dustin and Angel Febres, and a brother, Roy Joe White, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 7 p.m.

Donna’s family wishes to express thanks to Hospice of the Valley for their kindness shown and care given to Donna during her illness.

Please visit to view this obituary and to send condolences on-line.

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Antoinette L. DePinto, 86

NORTH LIMA – Antoinette L. DePinto, 86, of 9800 Market St., formerly a lifelong resident of New Bedford, Pa., and former resident of the Villa Maria Apartments, died the afternoon of Jan. 11 at the Assumption Village Nursing Center in North Lima.

She was born Oct. 8, 1922 to the late James and Pasqualina Rossi Donatelli.

She was married for 53 years to Joseph A. DePinto. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1994.

Antoinette was a cook at the Villa Maria Village in New Bedford for over 25 years. She also cooked at the Shenango Presbyterian Home in New Wilmington, Pa., for 15 years.

Antoinette was a graduate of Lowellville High School. She was Roman Catholic and a member of St. James Church.

Antoinette loved cooking, sewing and going to bingo. She also enjoyed traveling to Hawaii to visit her family and go on trips to Florida.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Dominic DePinto of New Wilmington, Joseph J. and Helen DePinto of Edinburg, Pa. and Daniel P. and Cynthia DePinto of Kila, Mont.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet M. and Michael Fabry of Lowellville, Marietta J. and Lou Ciavarella of Struthers and Paula J. and Mark Sherrod of New Castle, Pa.; two brothers, Daniel Donatelli of Boardman and Anthony Donatelli of Chandler, Ariz.; one sister, Virginia Savelli of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joesph, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Donatelli and sister, Mary Fasano.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 14, at the Noga Funeral Home, Inc., 1142 S. Mill St., New Castle, PA 16103

A procession will leave at 9:15 a.m. Thursday for St. James Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Rebel, Pastor will officiate.

Burial and committal service will be at St. James Cemetery.

The family requests you to visit to view the obituary and sign the guest book.

Coy Hanshaw, 74

LORDSTOWN – Coy Hanshaw, 74, of 2832 Newton Falls-Bailey Road, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack at 2:09 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the emergency room at the Forum Health-Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Carter County, Ky. on July 16, 1934 to Cecil and Elizabeth (Brown Wagoner) Hanshaw, and came to Niles in August of 1952 from Kentucky and moved to Lordstown several years ago.

He was employed as a front end loader operator for 45 years at the Standard Slag Company, currently the LaFarge Company. Coy was a active member of the Evening Light Apostolic Church and was a member, grievance committee man and vice president for Local 3578 United Steel Workers Association. For many years he was active at the Canfield Speedway and was a stock car driver during the mid 1960s, and can be remembered driving cars that were numbered 26 and 92. Coy also enjoyed woodworking, crafts, traveling and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, the former Juanita F. (Gregory) Hanshaw, whom he married Jan. 22, 1955; three daughters, Rita Homa of Woodbridge, Va., Brenda Davey of Niles and Linda Sumner of Jenks, Okla.; one son, Greg Hanshaw of Winchester, Va.; a granddaughter, Jessica Bonk of Woodbridge; a grandson, Donny (Amanda) Davey of Frederickstown, Pa.; five great-grandchildren, Jason, Gavin, Donny, Logan and Christopher; and two brothers, Bob (Jackie) Hanshaw and Marvin (Rose) Hanshaw, both of Lordstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Johnny Hanshaw; and a sister, Lola Stone.

Friends may call at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles today from 5 to 8 p.m. and funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at noon with Brother Darrell Cline and Brother Michael Cline officiating.

Burial will be at the Lordstown Cemetery.

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Richard M. Judy Jr., 56

CANFIELD – Richard M. Judy Jr., 56, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the Salem Community Hospital.

Richard was born on Oct. 19, 1952 in Youngstown, the son of the late Richard M. Sr. and Lorraine (Sweringen) Judy.

“Rick” was a 1970 graduate of Canfield High School and a graduate of McPherson College in Kansas. He was employed as a church office manager at the John Knox Presbyterian Church for eight years and was an ordained minister. He was serving as a part time minister at the Living Peace Church of the Brethren in Columbus. He attended the Midway Mennonite Church in Columbiana.

Rick was involved in many community organizations, including the Youngstown Peace Council, Common Wealth Inc. of Youngstown and A.C.T.I.O.N. He was an avid reader, loved history and doing family genealogy.

Mr. Judy is survived by two sisters, Karen Pavlov of Canfield and Diane W. Judy of Boardman; his stepmother, Jean Judy of Austintown; two stepsisters, Brenda (Peter) Fraser of Austintown and Kathy Will of Dublin; nieces and nephews, Allison and Natalie Pavlov, Amanda, Emily and Jason (Jackie) Fraser and Ryan, Tyler (Miranda) and Evan Will; and one great-niece, Sophia Fraser.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at the Midway Mennonite Church with the Rev. Herman Myers officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at the Midway Mennonite Church.

The family requests that material tributes be made to the Midway Mennonite Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest register or send condolences online.

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Concetta C. Long, 82

“Together Again”

GIRARD – Concetta C. Long, 82, died Sunday morning at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.

She was born June 4, 1926, a daughter of Phillip and Mary Miladore Petrella and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Long, a homemaker, was a sales clerk for Sav-Mor in the early 1960s and was previously a window dresser for Kress’s in the 1940s. She was a member of the Girard Eagles.

Her husband, James E. Long Sr., whom she married June 14, 1947, died Feb. 20, 1988.

She leaves three daughters, Dianna (Edward) McDonnell of Girard, Cindy (Gary) Perry of Mineral Ridge and Janet (Robert) Camuso of Hubbard; a brother, Nicholas (Phyllis) Petrella of Girard; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James E. Long Jr.; and a brother, James Petrella.

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

Family and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Long family would like to thank Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Niles and Life Fleet Ambulance Company for the loving care they gave their mother.

Please visit to view this obituary and to send condolences.

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Dolores Marie Reuff, 69

CANFIELD – Private services will be at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman for Dolores Marie Reuff, 69, who passed away Sunday morning at Saint Elizabeth Health Center.

Mrs. Reuff was born June 1, 1939 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Mary Lou Yura Heintz.

She was a 1957 graduate of Boardman High School.

She was a sports enthusiast and worked at the Youngstown Racquet Club. She enjoyed life and took care of her family, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, James I. Reuff, whom she married Sept. 10, 1960, she leaves two daughters, Kelly (Keith) Mohney of Columbiana and Michele (Thomas) Herman of Boardman; a sister, Cherill (David) Casey of Poland; and six grandchildren, Kyle Mohney, Courtney Mohney, Cameron Mohney, Keith Mohney Jr., D.J. Herman and Nikki Herman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Kimberly Ann Reuff; and a granddaughter, Ashley Mohney.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or The American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406

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

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Rodney A. Ritter, 65

LEAVITTSBURG – Rodney A. Ritter, 65, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2009 at his home.

He was born Dec. 23, 1943 in Warren, the son of the late Rodney Paul “Tam” Ritter and Billie J. (Gibson) Ritter.

Rodney was a 1962 graduate of Leavittsburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 2006 from B & I Management in Austintown, where he was a purchasing agent for 12 years. He served as a zoning inspector and a fireman for Warren Township for many years.

Rodney was president of the Five Points Chapter of the Penn-Ohio Model A Ford Club and was a member of the Model A Restorers Club. He was a member of the Niles Moose Lodge and the North Coast PT Cruisers Club for many years. He enjoyed traveling and boating.

He is survived by his mother, Billie J. Ritter of Leavittsburg; his wife, Judith K. (Salmons) Ritter, whom he married April 21, 1961; one son, Robert A. (Kimberly) Ritter of Warren; two daughters, Candee K. Stone of Leavittsburg and Michealle L. (Tony) Gabrovsek of Cortland; five grandchildren, Amanda Ritter, Brittnee and Cortnee Stone and Jonathan and Mowava Six; one great-granddaughter, Alexxis Six; and one sister, Cheri J. (Richard) Iler of Southington.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father in 2007; one son, Timothy P. Ritter in 1990; and one son-in-law, Scott Stone.

Arrangements are being handled by the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the 7 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, with Pastor Leroy Dodrill officiating.

Family and friends may visit to send condolences and view the obituary on line.

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Steven J. “Chuck” Thompson, 45

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held at a later date at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in West Virginia for Steven J. “Chuck” Thompson, 45, who passed away Sunday at his home.

Steven was born June 26, 1963, in Elkins, W.Va., a son of Calvin Thompson and Molly Armentrout.

He married Patricia Tennant on May 22, 1989.

He worked as a scale master at Calex.

He leaves behind his wife, Patricia; his stepfather and mother, Freddie and Molly Armentrout; a grandmother, Argie Hipp of Whitmer, W.Va., four stepsons, Jonathan (Maria) Tennant of Youngstown, Melvin Tennant of Florida, Franklin (Stacie) Fox of Youngstown and Paul Fox of Youngstown; a brother, Mike Thompson of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

Friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences.

Rosemary Dugo Limmer Trevisan, 86

HERMITAGE, PA. – Rosemary Dugo Limmer Trevisan, 86, of John XXIII Home, 2250 Shenango Valley Freeway, formerly of Boardman, passed away at the home at 2:25 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2009 of natural causes.

Rosemary was born on July 6, 1922 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Angelo and Christine Farace Dugo.

She was raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from Irwin Avenue Girls Vocational High School in Pittsburgh.

She was a homemaker and an active member of St. Charles Roman Catholic Church in Boardman and a member of the Ladies Guild and Requiem Choir.

Some of her memberships included the Casa Savoya Club, 5th Wheel Club, Christian Mothers and the Bowling 500 Club.

Rosemary enjoyed volunteering for nine years at Beeghly Oaks Long Term Care Facility in Boardman.

Her first husband, Richard Limmer, whom she married in 1942, passed away on Oct. 16, 1967. Her second husband, Larry Trevisan, whom she married in 1969, passed away on Sept. 25, 1981.

She leaves her two daughters, Christine Wilcox and her husband, Roy, of Hermitage and Valerie Roe and her husband, Kenneth, of Boardman; one son, Richard Limmer Jr. of Evans City, Pa.; three grandchildren, David White Jr. of Fredonia, Pa., Daniel White and his wife, Kelly, of Howland and Matthew Reisen of Pittsburgh; and two great-granddaughters, Courtney and Isabella White. She also leaves her sister, Marlene Gaertner and her husband, Louis, of Plum Boro, Pa. and two brothers, Raymond Dugo of Allison Park, Pa. and Donald Dugo of Bellevue, Pa.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Jeanette Dugo and Rosalia Garofalo, and one brother, Bernard Dugo.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer Association, 3695B Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 301,. Canfield, OH 44406 or to John XXIII Home for Senior Citizens, 2250 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148

Calling hours will be private.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at St. Rose Cemetery Chapel on Dutch Lane in Hermitage, with Msgr. Salvatore P. Mitchell, retired priest as celebrant.

Interment will be at North Side Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

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