Sylvia M. Bartolo, 82
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Church for Sylvia M. Bartolo, 82, who died Wednesday morning at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Residence.
Mrs. Bartolo was born in Youngstown on June 17, 1926, a daughter of Mike and Anna Olshavsky Meluch.
She was a homemaker and a life-long resident of the area.
She was an active member of St. Matthias Church. Sylvia also belonged to the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and to the Sacred Heart Rosary and Society, and was a former director of the church choir. She was also a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol Union Branch 108, Jednota Branch 731, and St. Charles Over 55 Group.
Sylvia is survived by her two daughters, Cheryle Bartolo of Hampstead, N.H. and Bonnie (Ralph) Zerbonia of Poland and her brother, Richard (Sue) Meluch of Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bartolo, whom she married Jan. 26, 1946, and who died Sept. 19, 1986.
Friends may call at the church one half hour prior to the services on Saturday and also at the Kubina Yuhasz Funeral Home, 5925 Market St., from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, where a prayer service will be held at 3:45 p.m.
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Mary T. Bolemback, 87
BARTLETT, TENN. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph the Provider Church in Campbell, with Father Michael Swierz officiating for Mary T. Bolemback, 87, who passed away Feb. 6, 2009 in Memphis, Tenn.
Mary was born May 5, 1921 in Campbell, the daughter of John and Katie Deanovich Baglama and was a lifelong area resident of Campbell until she moved to Bartlett 2 1/2 years ago to live with her daughter.
She was employed at Strouss Department Store, where she fitted and sold children shoes.
She was a member of the church, its Altar and Rosary Society and was one of the first cooks at St. Joseph the Provider School. She was also a member of the American Croation Citizens Club.
Her husband, Stanley Bolemback, whom she married June 30, 1941, died Jan. 5, 1999.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Ms. Sonia DeGeorge of Bartlett, with whom she made her home; grandsons, Mark DeGeorge of Dallas and Michael DeGeorge of St. Louis; one granddaughter, Michelle Jones of Bartlett; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Lucas, John and Joseph Baglama; and a sister, Mildred McBride.
The Bolemback family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Louise M. Byers, 79
AUSTINTOWN Mrs. Louise M. Byers, 79, formerly of Enon Valley, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Clair Bridge Cottage in Austintown.
Mrs. Byers was born Dec. 3, 1929 in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Marie McKim McMillin of Chewton, Pa.
Louise worked several years for Drs. Brewer-Martin and Murphy in Mt. Jackson, Pa.
She retired in 1994 as an executive secretary at the former Southside Medical Center in Youngstown.
Louise was a member of the Westfield Presbyterian Church, serving as a church secretary, trustee, and long time member of the church choir.
Surviving is a daughter, Rebecca J. (Becky) Summers of New Middletown; and a son, Williiam M. Bill Byers of Bessemer, Pa.; a son-in-law, Raymond O. Summers; three grandchildren, Kurtis Raymond Summers of New Middletown, Lucas John Summers of Alliance and Ashley Marie Byers of Bessemer; also surviving are two sisters, Mrs Helen (Fred) Borga of Murrysville, Pa. and Mrs Ann (Don) Fox of Enon Valley; and brother, William (Whitey and Diann) McMillin of Miami.
Her husband, William J. Byers, whom she married Aug. 25 1950, preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2001; also preceding her in death was her son, John Norwood Byers on July 4, 1963; and two brothers, David and James McMillin
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak St. in Bessemer.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Westfield Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Dr. Robert Bardeen officiating.
Interment will be at Westfield Cemetery in Mt. Jackson, Pa.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Westfield Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1363 Mt. Jackson Road, New Castle, PA 16102
Arrangements are being handled by the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak St. in Bessemer.
Frances Mary Damelio, 70
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at St. Brendan Church for Frances Mary Damelio, 70, who died Tuesday afternoon at St. Marys Alzheimers Center.
Mrs. Damelio was born March 22, 1938 in Youngstown, the daughter of Herman M. and Frances M. McQuillan Untch.
Frances graduated from East High School in 1956 and worked for 21 years at the Bureau of Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation, retiring in 2000.
She was a member of St. Brendan Church and volunteered as a bingo worker at the church. Frances enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking for her family, bird watching, traveling with her friends, long walks and swimming.
Mrs. Damelio is survived by seven children, Charles (Kathleen) Damelio of Canfield, Karen Schmidt of Youngstown, Patricia (Mike) Modarelli of Beileville, Ill., Thomas Damelio of Youngstown, Kathleen (Andy) Carbon of Youngstown, Joseph (Brenda) Damelio Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mary (Mike) Horvath of Girard; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ronald (Dorothy) Untch of McMurray, Pa. and Lawrence Untch of Alliance.
Family and friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home.
Gracie Harper, 80
NEW CASTLE, PA. Gracie Harper, 80, of 405 Park Ave., passed away on the morning of Feb. 11, 2009, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1928, in New Castle, the daughter of the late William And Marion Bowater Trick.
She married George Harper on Aug. 29, 1952 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2002.
Mrs. Harper was employed by the New Castle Area School District and later by the James A. Rugh Agency as a secretary. Mrs. Harper was a member of the Mary, Mother of Hope Parish and belonged to the Ladies Guild and 500 Club of the parish.
She is survived by a daughter, Kim T. Cappabianco of New Castle; two sons, Kris Harper of Poland and Kelly Harper of Columbus; two sisters, Irene Rupert of Portland, Ore. and Kate Campbell of New Castle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother William B. Trick.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 W. Falls St. in New Castle.
A blessing service will be conducted at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Saturday by the Rev. John Rebel.
Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, 111 W. Falls St. in New Castle.
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Leland Pete F. Hirst, 95
AUSTINTOWN A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Mr. Leland Pete F. Hirst, 95, who died Tuesday morning at his home.
Leland was born Nov. 29, 1913 in Youngstown to the late Harry and Ellen (McKee) Hirst Sr.
Mr. Hirst was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was a South High Graduate. A WWII veteran of the U.S. Army 4th. Armored Division, serving in Germany, Italy and France campaigns. Pete was proud that he served under General Patton in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Leland received his 32nd degree in the Western Star Lodge No. 21 F&AM, where he was a member for over 50 years.
Mr. Hirst retired in 1980 after 40 years of service from U.S. Steel, where he was a Tool and Die Machinist. He also worked at General Motors for three years and Greenwood Chevrolet with more than 27 years of service.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Nolan Byers; a brother, Harry E. Hirst Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Warren Shriver.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Betty J. Adams of Austintown; his daughter, Cynthia Hirst-Monsour of Atlanta; three grandsons, Michael M. Monsour of Houston and Jonathan G. and David M. Monsour, both of Atlanta; seven great-grandchildren, Justin C. Monsour, Taylor M. Monsour, Sean M. Monsour, Macie M. Monsour, Carlie M. Monsour, Maddox R. Monsour and Olivia M. Monsour; a sister-in-law, Wilma Shriver of Akron; and a brother-in-law, Norman Adams of New Jersey.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.
Burial will be at Lisbon Cemetery.
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Evelyn M. Kandray, 77
COLUMBIANA Evelyn M. Kandray, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Blossom Nursing Home.
Evelyn was born Nov. 17, 1931 in Wilkinsburg, Pa., the daughter of William and Grace (Swarner) Wagner.
Evelyn moved to the local area in 1952 and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, and the Ladies Guild of the church in Columbiana. Mrs. Kandray was an avid bowler and a longtime member of a ladies card club.
Evelyn is survived by her husband William Kandray, whom she married on Oct. 20, 1951. Other survivors include, two daughters, Stephanie (Gary) Bush of Alliance and Lori (Bruce) Foraker of Durham, N.C.; four sons, Michael (Stephanie) Kandray of Winston Salem, N.C., Mark (Mary) Kandray of McHenry, Ill., Bob (Carrie) Kandray of Marienville, Pa. and Dan (Tammie) Kandray of Gnadenhutten; one brother, James Wagner of Butler, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 9 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Columbiana, with Rev. Thomas Ziegler officiating.
Burial will be at the Columbiana Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana.
The family suggest that material tributes be made to St. Jude Catholic Church.
Friends may visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to view this obituary, sign the guest register or send condolences online.
John Joseph Jack Menosky III, 50
BURTON John Joseph Jack Menosky III, 50, died Feb. 10, 2009 at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
He was born May 19, 1958 in Youngstown, the son of John J. and Theresa (Palmer) Menosky II and was a lifelong area resident of Burton for 26 years.
Jacks primary occupation was construction. He studied architecture at Kent State University for about four years, but missed working with his hands. He returned to construction work and was employed by the Mullet Company for more than 20 years.
Jack had a huge heart and loved people, putting others and their needs before his own. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his four-legged companions. He loved to joke and will be remembered for the many pranks he pulled and his warm smile. Jack was a big kid at heart and especially loved children. Jack had many interests and always had projects he was working on. He was known as Mr. Fix It and was often called when nobody else could fix the problem.
Jacks passions were baseball and fishing. He was an avid fisherman and an accomplished fly fisherman. Jack organized and ran the Jays, a summer league baseball team. He coached baseball from little league to high school for many years. He kept stats for his alma mater, Kenston High Schools football team, and kept basketball stats for Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School.
He is survived by his children, Shawna Marie Menosky of Columbus, Ashley Ann Menosky of Burton and John Joseph Menosky IV of Burton; his parents, John J. and Theresa (Palmer) Menosky II of Chagrin Falls; his sisters, Kara (Tim) Yoder of Parkman, Leah (Dave) Funk of Bainbridge, Lisa Fisher of Burton and Anne (Jeff) Cummons of Jackson Center; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Catherine Menosky and Anthony Philomena Mamie Palmer; his nephews, Joshua and Tyler Yoder; and his brother-in-law, Glenn Fisher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 16150 Center St. in Parkman, with Rev. John Berkey officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (on state Route 44, 500 ft. south of Route 6/Chardon Square) in Chardon.
Burial will be at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yoder Brothers Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 7550 Trails End, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
Arrangements are being handled by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Chardon.
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Edward Moore Sr., 73
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Edward Moore Sr., 73, who departed this life Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Moore was born June 20, 1935 in Detroit, Mich., a son of Rev. Chris London Sr. and Rev. Janie Jennings.
He was employed with Youngstown Sheet and Tube (LTV Steel), retiring after 30 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Brenda Moore and Tawana Walton; and a son, Darren Moore, all of Youngstown; two brothers, Daniel Moore of Detroit and Rev. Chris London Jr. of Youngstown: four sisters, Sirlee Roberts, Lavina Jennings, both of Detroit, Minister Christine London of Youngstown, and Karen Bell of Lawrenceville, Ga.; stepmother, Mary E. London of Youngstown; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Rev. ODell Beverly of Detroit; special sister-in-law, Irma Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death his wife, the former Beatrice Barnes, whom he married in 1956; by two brothers, Tyrone Jennings and Roger Jennings; two sisters, Dorothy Rogers and Cherye J. Jackson; a son, Edward Moore Jr.; stepfather, as well as godfather, Mr. Gross; stepfather, George Jennings; grandson, Wesley Moore; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
Gertrude E. Sanzenbacher Nelson, 90
CANFIELD There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church for Gertrude E. Sanzenbacher Nelson, 90, who died Tuesday morning at St. Marys Alzheimers Center.
She was born May 25, 1918 in Canfield, a daughter of Ervin and Pearl Rothgeb Sanzenbacher.
Gertrude was a bookkeeper with the Plakie Toy Company for many years. She was a 1937 graduate of Canfield High School and a longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church.
Gertrudes main joys in life was spending time with and caring for her family. She was a avid gardener and enjoyed baking.
Her husband of 45 years, Jacob C. Nelson, whom she married April 25, 1942, died in June of 1987.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Eric) Cahalin of Canfield and Eleanor (Tom) Page of Surfside Beach, S.C.; her grandchildren, James (Emy) Cahalin of Columbus and Heather (James) Arden of Canfield; her great-grandchildren, James, Richard and Benjamin Cahalin and Katie and Eric Arden; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Haldeman.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service at the church.
Material contributions may be given to St. Marys Alzheimers Center, 1899 West Garfield Road, Columbiana, OH 44408.
Arrangements are being handled by the Anstrom-Velker Funeral Home.
Henry Fitzgerald Pusser, 86
NEW MIDDLETOWN Henry Fitzgerald Pusser, 86, died Tuesday eveing at the Hospice House.
Mr. Pusser was born May 1, 1922 in Monroe, N.C., a son of William and Nora Pusser.
In 1925, he and his family moved to Struthers and then to Poland before moving to New Middletown in 1971.
He was a 1940 graduate of Struthers High School and attended Youngstown College. Mr. Pusser was a supervisor route salesman for Schwebel Bakery for 19 years, retiring in 1984. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving in the 1st Air Wing from Sept. 10, 1942 until April 6, 1946.
Mr. Pusser was a member of the Poland United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Youngstown Mens Garden Club. He was also a member of the Poland Lodge F & AM 766 and a 32nd degree Mason of the Valley of Youngstown Scottish Rite, and a member of the Escorts, and Poland Breakfast Club. Mr. Pusser co-founded the Poland Masonic Investment Club. Mr. Pusser enjoyed gardening, and spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, the former Janet Shollenberger, whom he married Jan. 18, 1946; Mr. Pusser leaves his daughter, Sue Ellen (Jorge) Lopez of California; one grandson, Matthew Burns; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Mr. Pusser was preceded in death by seven sisters, Pearl McConnell, Bronnie Harry, Ruth Stroud, Margaret Conklin, Yvonne Lloyd, Dorothy Merz and Cloe Brooks and five brothers, Claude, Bliney, George, Hampton, and David Pusser.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Poland United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Grant officiating. A private committal service will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial tributes go to Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, 9308 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.
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Rosemary Pallante Woods, 62
NILES Rosemary Pallante Woods, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at the Liberty Health Care Center.
Mrs. Woods was born Jan. 26, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter of Mary Pallante. She was raised in Briar Hill.
Mrs. Woods was a homemaker, who enjoyed her Italian heritage, dancing, listening to music, cooking, and most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was of the Catholic faith.
Her husband, Harry Dave Woods, whom she married Oct. 26, 1968, died Dec. 15, 2007.
She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn JoJo (Bob) Nolfi of Niles and Stephanie (John) Renier of Niles; four grandchildren, Anthony and Michael Nolfi and Shana and Sydney Woods; one brother, Eugene (Joyce) Lopez of Youngstown; her stepfather, Carl Lopez; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lopez.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.
Interment will follow at the Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mrs. Woods name to the Silver Lining Fund, P.O. Box 400, Canfield, OH 44406.
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Elouise M. Yerian, 87
COLUMBIANA Elouise M. Yerian, 87, of 204 Village Court, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at her daughters home.
Mrs. Yerian was born on Sept. 27, 1921 in New Springfield, the daughter of Milton M. and Ola Peters May.
Elouise was a lifelong area resident and member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Springfield. She was also a member of the Church Circle and the Jamestown Trace Womens Association.
Mrs. Yerian first worked at the Sun Oil Company, then she served as bookkeeper for the family business, May Chevrolet in New Springfield, and lastly she was employed as a medical claims administrator for Dr. Richard Wise. She enjoyed sewing, craft club, card club and her friends.
Mrs. Yerian is survived by two daughters, Kay Ann Bonham and her husband, Richard of Westerville and Jane Frendberg and her husband, Donald of Powell; a sister, Mary Zwingler and her husband, LaMar of Canfield; three grandsons, Kris, Brant and Karey; two granddaughters, Kori and Tracey; and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Raymond Alan Yerian, whom she married on May 29, 1942, died Dec. 23, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Cobb and a brother, Caryl May.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana, with Pastor Emeritus Robert Brigham and Minister Aimee Raymond, officiating.
Burial will be at the Petersburg Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 in Elouises memory.
Please visit www.familycareservices.com to sign the guest register and send the family private condolences.