James Joseph Bonish, 59
STRUTHERS James Joseph Bonish, 59, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Jim was born June 30, 1949 in Youngstown, a son of Joe and Veronica Liptak Bonish.
He was a 1967 graduate of Struthers High School and worked as a supervisor for the Eastern Region Fleet of Ohio Edison for 36 years.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion in Massillon.
His wife, the former Rebecca Marshall, whom he married Jan. 11, 1975, died Jan. 7, 1999.
He leaves two sisters, Jane (James) Vergallito and Joanne Bonish, both of Struthers; one brother, Jack Bonish, also of Struthers; his companion, Judi Hradil of Austintown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Bonish Jr.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers and at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lowellville Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
William L. Casey, 93
FORT WAYNE, IND. William L. Casey, 93, formerly of Youngstown, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Parkview Hospital.
Mr. Casey was born in Youngstown on Nov. 27, 1915.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Mr. Casey was a member of the Youngstown Fire Department for 33 years, before retiring in 1976. He and his wife then moved to Fort Wayne and managed the Bluffton Road Putt-Putt for five years.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy A. (John) Snyder and grandchildren, Cindy (Dan) Nahrwold, John T. (Hope) Snyder, all of Fort Wayne, William T. (Marinel) Casey of Keller, Texas and Sean and Brian Casey of Shady Side, Md. He also leaves six great-grandchildren, Samantha and Danny Nahrwold, Conan and Liam Snyder and Jeremy and Myla Casey.
His wife of 66 years, Glenda and a son, W. Thomas Casey, preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincen de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road in Fort Wayne, with calling hours one hour prior to the Mass.
Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery.
Preferred memorials to the church.
Arrangements by Hockmeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road in Fort Wayne.
Cale M. Casto, 86
HUBBARD There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Cale M. Casto, 86, who passed away Monday morning at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Cale was born Feb. 19, 1922, in East Liverpool, a son of Charles and Alice Vogel Casto.
He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School and later moved to Hubbard in 1960.
He worked in the clay shop at Homer Laughlin Pottery for 17 years, and also Top Value Stamp Co. for 17 years. He also worked a short time at Valley Mold, later retiring from U.S. Can in Hubbard after 16 years. He was a member of the Covenant Life Fellowship in Hubbard. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII.
He leaves his wife, the former Dorothy Beal, whom he married March 21, 1942. He is also survived by his grandson, Randy Penn; three great-grandchildren, Randall Robert, Krisi Lynn and Trevor Zachory Penn; and a sister, Doris Blasie of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Dorothy J. Penn.
There will be calling hours Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Mahoning Valley Cemetery.
Friends and family may visit www.stewart-kyle.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
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Catherine Mae Williamson Fleming, 74
YOUNGSTOWN Catherine Mae Williamson Fleming, 74, formerly of Liberty Township, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at Meridian Arms after an extended illness.
Catherine was born Nov. 23, 1934 in Warren, the daughter of Max and Claudia Johnson Williamson Sr.
Mrs. Fleming was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and was employed with the Ravenna Air Force Base Exchange for 12 years as a manager. She attended the Eastside Church of Christ, and enjoyed painting, cooking, baking and music.
She married John E. Fleming Oct. 31, 1953, and he died June 9, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, Warfield Scott; three brothers, Arthur, Clarence and Donnie Williamson; and a grandson, Tyler R. Fleming.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 7 p.m., one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Doris D. Keenan, 98
BOARDMAN A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Thompson Funeral Home for Doris D. Keenan, 98, of Beeghly Oaks Nursing Home, who died Saturday morning at the home.
Doris was born Feb. 17, 1910 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a daughter of the late George and Ada May Edwards Dean and came to the area as a child.
Doris graduated from South High School and attended Youngstown College, where she had been named May Queen. She graduated from Kent State University in 1933. She had been a school teacher at Chaney High School from 1936 to 1940 and an interviewer and counselor for West Elementary School. Doris then worked as a manager for the Bureau of Employment Services from 1943 to 1973 when she retired.
She was a member of the former St. Andrews Episcopal Church, the Phi Lampa Delta Sorority, Miriam Chapter, O.E.S. No. 278, The Quota Club and A.A.R.P.
Her husband, Paul D. Keenan whom she married Dec. 16, 1939, died April 6, 1959.
She leaves several cousins and close friends, Eugene and Martha Woodworth.
There will be no calling hours.
Frank Marando, 53
STRUTHERS There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers with the Rev. Bernard Bonnot officiating, for Frank Marando, 53, who passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Frank will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends.
He was born Dec. 27, 1955 in Struthers, the son of Ross and Frances (Agresta) Marando and was a lifelong area resident.
Frank was employed with General Electric and Steel Door on the line and currently was a delivery driver for Pine Hollow Springs Water Company.
He was a graduate of Struthers High School and enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles.
He leaves behind to hold on to his memories a son, Frank Marando Jr. of New York; two sisters, Nicole Marando and Tina Peebles, both of Struthers; three granddaughters, Giana, Ariana, and Angelina; two brothers, Michael (Mary Jo) Marando of Poland and Nat (Malody) Marando of Hubbard; former wife, Jan; a aunt, Rose Agresta; a uncle, Pat Agresta; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
There are no calling hours.
Everyone is asked to meet directly at St. Nicholas Church Wednesday morning for the Mass.
Burial will take place at St. John Cemetery in Lowelville.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
William J. Muscolo, 56
CAMPBELL - Prayers will begin Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Lucys Catholic Church for William J. Muscolo, 56, who passed away early Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
William was born Dec. 24, 1952 in New Castle, Pa., the son of Joseph and Theresa Mico Muscolo.
He was a 1970 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and later earned his bachelors degree in philosophy from Youngstown State University in 1976. He was the founder and president of Muscolo and Associates Advertising and Public Relations and most recently had served as a business consultant for NASA at its Cleveland office.
He was an avid reader and a fine scale model enthusiast. He had won numerous awards for the models he had built. Most especially Bill enjoyed going to concerts with his son, watching his daughters play softball, going to baseball games and special dad and daughter days.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara M. Vodhanel, whom he married Oct. 27, 1984; two daughters, Adriana Muscolo and Melanie Muscolo; and a son, Joseph Muscolo, all at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and to send condolences.
Catherine Popa, 84
MASURY Catherine Popa, 84, died Saturday evening, Feb. 14, 2009, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 13, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Wassil and Eva Sitch and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Popa, a homemaker, was a member of St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sharon, Pa., where she was in the choir and the Mother and Daughter Sisterhood. She enjoyed flower gardening, singing, cooking, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Her husband, George R. Popa, whom she married June 7, 1947, died Aug. 5, 2002.
She leaves a son, Robert C. (Brenda) Popa of Poland; one daughter, Donna J. (David) Ferrara of Masury; four grandchildren, Dom, Leah, Nikki and Dan; and two great-grandchildren, Kiersten and Scout.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Hazuda and Ann Serbic; and two brothers, Michael and John Sitch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 pm.
Burial will be at Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can 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.
Ruth Wells Price, 74
COLUMBUS Ruth Wells Price, 74, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Mount Carmel Medical Center.
She was born in Youngstown on Dec. 4, 1934 to Harold and Cornelia Rickert.
Ruth graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in nursing.
Ruth was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Ronald Price; her parents, Harold and Cornelia Rickert; a brother, Harold Rickert; and a sister, Anne Courtney.
She is survived by her children, Doug (Norma) Price of Columbus, Elizabeth (Frank) Tortoriello of Jupiter, Fla. and Gregory (Julie) Price of Columbus; her sisters, Cornelia Kingsley and Nettie Varner; her grandchildren, Melinda and Kevin Price, Kara Tortoriello and Andrew, Kathleen and Sean Price; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 17, 2009, at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43085.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at noon at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43085.
Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences.
Julia Satkovsky, 95
YOUNGSTOWN Julia Satkovsky, 95, formerly of Homestead Road, passed away early Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2009, at Maison Aine Care Facility in Stow after a brief illness.
Julia was born Sept. 10, 1913 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Andrew and Juliana Minac Balint, and was a lifelong area resident until recently moving to Stow, due to her declining health.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Youngstown, where she was a member of the Altar Guild. Julia was also a member of the United Lutheran Lodge No. 39, the Sam Camen Senior Citizens and the Campbell Senior Citizens.
Her husband, Emil M. Satkovsky, whom she married Sept. 14, 1940, passed away Oct. 13, 2001.
Julia leaves a daughter, Juliana (David) Frohman of Aurora; two grandchildren, David Frohman and Deborah (Thomas) Bellish; and three great-grandchildren, Courtney, Amanda and Brooke Bellish.
Julia will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her husband; a son, Emil M. Satkovsky Jr.; five brothers, Andrew, Daniel, John, Paul and Steve Balint; and a sister, Helen Palko are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1429 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.
Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the family.
William J. Sharkey, 85
NILES William J. Sharkey, 85, of 41 Washington Ave., passed away surrounded by his loving family at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. Joseph Health Center following a short illness.
He was born in Niles on March 5, 1923 to John and Teresa (Boyle) Sharkey and lived all of his life in Niles.
A 1941 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, Bill retired in 1985 after working 45 years as the head machinist at Republic Steel Company.
He was a member of St. Stephen Church, its Altar and Rosary Society and Usher Club, the Niles Moose and the Niles McKinley High School Frontliners. He was an active volunteer with the Niles Community Services, the American Red Cross and the 1989 Member of the Year at the YMCA. For 25 plus years, he assisted his wife at the Niles Waddell Pool, where the street was named Sharkey Road after their dedicated service to the community.
Bill was an avid reader and enjoyed attending the Niles football games, the Cleveland Browns, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and he especially cherished his family and loved his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ellen (Knapp) Sharkey, whom he married Aug. 27, 1977; stepchildren, Gilbert N. Knapp of Hernando, Fla., Brenda J. (Vince) Corcoran of Hillard, Linda M. Knapp, Richard L. (Cathy) Knapp, Patrick J. (Susan) Knapp, Robert G. (Tom Appel) Knapp and John M. (Angie) Knapp, all of Niles, David A. (Kim) Knapp of Fowler, Nicholas D. (Karen) Knapp of Mantua and Carol Bishop of South Carolina; two sisters, Madeline Fisher and Jean (Ray) Dister of Bay Village; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Alice Hall and Ruth Sharkey and a brother, Jack Starkey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be today, Feb. 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Church. The Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery, with a bagpiper playing tribute to his Irish heritage.
Arrangements are being handled by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles.
Joseph H. Young Jr., 55
STRUTHERS A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, Inc. for Joseph H Young Jr., who died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Youngstown to the late Joseph H. and Jane Wilkens Young Jr.
Joseph was a 1971 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and worked for Commercial Metal Forming as a Welder.
Surviving is his wife, Ginger Williams Young, whom he married Sept. 15, 1973; two sons, Joseph H. Young III of Columbus and Michael (Andrea) Young of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Brieanne Young at home and her fiance, Mike Cool; a brother, Jack (Kathi) Young of Struthers; two sisters, Jay Stilson of Youngstown and Jean (Cal) Veauthier of Struthers; and two grandchildren, Michael Young Jr. and Addison Young .
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, Inc. in Struthers. Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.
Please visit www.kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.