Thomas W. Arne, 87
AUSTINTOWN Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Austintown Community Church for Thomas W. Arne, 87, who died Monday afternoon at Briarfield Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 27, 1921 in Cleveland, the son of Elmer H. and Lillian (Thomas) Arne and he came to this area as a child.
He was a 1939 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, where he was the senior class president and the first four-year letterman in the schools history.
He was past chairman of the Austintown Zoning Commission, which he help to find in the 1950s. He was also a longtime member of the Austintown Community Church, the Austintown Historical Society in which he was very active, the Cultural Alliance of Ohio, the Optimist Club, and he was a past champion of the Senior Olympics. He enjoyed swimming, hunting, fishing, tennis, skiing, windsurfing, and trail riding.
He taught his family to enjoy the wonders of nature and that each day being outdoors was being in Gods cathedral.
He married the former Dorothy M. Wagner on April 11, 1942 and she preceded him in death Feb. 10, 2003.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane E. Schermer of Austintown and Donna J. (Allen) Alesi of Salem; four grandchildren, Melissa (Robert) Eckenrode of Youngstown, Alan (Kathleen) Bartlett of North Jackson, Laura (Casey) Smith of Denver and Steven (Stacey) Schermer of Weston, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren, Sara Eckenrode, Hayley Schermer, Hannah Smith, Brooke Schermer and Noah Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mildred Hood.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Austintown Community Church or the Austintown Historical Society.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Carolyn M. Bachelder, 83
AKRON There were private services Tuesday at the Steward-Kyle Funeral Home for Carolyn M. Bachelder, 83, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away Sunday at Merriman Nursing Home in Akron from complication of Alzheimers.
Carolyn was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Adam and Mary Agnes Williams Klein.
Her husband, Harold T. Bachelder, whom she married March 9, 1946, passed away Aug. 17, 2000.
She is survived by her son, Thomas W. (Carolyn) Bachelder of Shiloh; a daughter, Sherri (Robert) Martz of Austintown; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Fern Stamp and Barbara Reed, both of Sandy Lake, Pa.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William Klein and Robert Klein; and a sister, Kathryn Bachelder.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 301 B, Canfield, OH 44406 or the donors favorite hospice.
Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Meadville, Pa.
Family and friends may visit www.stewart-kyle.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
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Debbie Lynn Baker, 52
CANFIELD Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Debbie Lynn Baker, 52, who passed away Monday evening at Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.
Debbie was born June 9, 1956 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Ray Farmer and Betty (Tubbs) Gothard.
She was an office manager for several years, as well as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Debbie attended the Trinity Fellowship Church and her hobbies included going to garage sales and flea markets. She also enjoyed gaming. Most of all, Debbie loved the time she spent with her family and friends.
Besides her mother, Betty Gothard of Boardman, Debbie leaves her husband, Ken Baker; four sons, Kenny of Austintown, Brian of Canfield, Paul (Rachel) Indianapolis and Matthew of Canfield; one stepdaughter, Tricia Baker of Hanford, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Dylan, Julian and Leeya. She also leaves four sisters and one brother, Sandy (Jim) Herman of Ridgeland, S.C., Randy (Beth) Farmer of Elmhurst, Ill., Cindy (John) Berardi of Austintown, Betsy (Tom) Doerr of Boardman and Carrie Farmer-Sullivan of Hiddenite, N.C.; her stepmother, Gail Farmer of Hiddenite; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her father, Ray Farmer, Debbie was preceded in death by her stepfather, Billy Gothard.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and again from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family request donations may be made to Hospice House in Debbies name.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Colleen J. Bosak, 52
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at 9:15 a.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc. and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Boardman for Colleen J Bosak, 52, who died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Hospice House.
She was born in Youngstown to Joseph F. and J. Gnipp Bosak.
She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. She worked for Humility of Mary Health Partners in Patient Financial Services and enjoyed bowling.
She is survived by her mother, Betty; her dog, Spencer; one aunt and uncle; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph F. Bosak, who died Jan. 9, 1994.
Friends will be received Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc. in Struthers. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice House or St. Luke Catholic Church.
Please visit www.kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.
James Joseph Horan, 80
WILLOUGHBY Funeral services for James Joseph Horan, 80, will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at the Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave. in Willoughby. Mr. Horan died Sunday, Feb. 22, at Lake West Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born June 14, 1928 in Youngstown, the son of James Joseph and Catherine Charlotte Carr Horan.
He graduated in 1946 from Ursuline High School in Youngstown. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948 in Trieste, Italy. Upon his return, Jim attended Fenn College of Engineering in Cleveland, and worked in manufacturing until his retirement.
Mr. Horan enjoyed woodworking, and also liked to do oil paintings, making both landscapes and seascapes. He loved traveling. His family remembers the trips to upstate New York and Cape Cod with fondness. After his retirement, Mr. Horan and his wife, Dorothy visited Europe, enjoying London and Paris.
He is survived by his sons, John (Rhonda) of Aurora and James M. (Teresa) of Waite Hill; daughters, Maggi (Tom) Gibson of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Jean (Bruce) Pavlov of Marquette, Mich., Mary Kay (Ed) Vargo of Willoughby and Martha (Tad) Swan of Wakeman. He also leaves 13 grandchildren; a brother, John P. (Sarah) of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Marianne Lindsey of Youngstown and Kathleen DeNiro of Cincinnati.
Mr. Horan was preceded in death by Dorothy, his wife of 55 years; an infant daughter; his parents; and a sister, Jeanne Bosela.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and an hour prior to the services on Friday.
Inurnment will be at Willoughby Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Robert J. Janosov, 67
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Old North Church in Canfield for Robert J. Janosov, 67, who entered into rest early Tuesday morning after a 2 1/2 year battle of cancer.
Robert was born Jan. 7,1942 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Helen (Tobias) Janosov.
He was a East High School graduate, class of 1960. He was a Maintenance Services employee for Mahoning County MRDD for 18 years and would also volunteer with the Special Olympics. He was also a painter for 13 years at Youngstown State University.
He was a member of the Old North Church on Herbert Road in Canfield.
He leaves his loving wife, Sylvia M. (Stobinski) Janosov of Youngstown, whom he married Sept. 24,1977. He also leaves a sister, Mildred T. (Delbert) Rezek of Girard and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth (James) Rufer of Mansfield. He also has one grandchild on the way.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
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Flora A. Malizia, 72
NEW CASTLE, PA. Flora A. Malizia, 72, of Vogan Street, died Feb. 23, 2009 at Jameson Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 19, 1936 in Youngstown, and was the daughter of the late David and Edna Etter Rosser.
Flora was a retired nurses aid for St. Josephs Residence and a laundry assistant at Rigotti Laundry/Dry Cleaners.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church.
Flora is survived by one daughter, Debra Tackett and her husband, Michael of West Pittsburg, Pa.; one son, James Malizia and his wife, Georgianne of New Castle; and one grandchild, Matthew Reider.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Peter Malizia; four brothers, David Rosser, Evan Rosser, Robert Rosser and Kenneth Dalbey; one sister, Edna Krepps; one daughter, Deborah Marie Malizia; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., located at 941 S. Mill St. in New Castle.
A service will be held Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Father Robert Schweitzer of St. Joseph the Worker Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Parkside Cemetery.
Carl Mann Jr. 76
GIRARD Carl Mann Jr., 76, passed away on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at his residence.
Carl was born on June 29, 1932 to the late Carl and Helen Robinson Mann Sr. in Canton.
He retired from Brainard Rivet Co. in Girard as a machinist. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 235 in Girard. Carl enjoyed playing the lottery and loved helping to care for and being a part of his grandchildrens lives.
He is survived by his children, William L. (Cindy) Mann of Austintown, Ronald A. of Weathersfield Township, and Helena (Michael) Sell of Girard; a sister, Barbara Lavin of Florida; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Mann.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home. Internment will follow at the Girard City Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dennis Novotny, 58
ANN ARBOR, MICH. There will be a memorial Mass at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, OH 44515, officiated by Father Stephen Popovich for Dennis Novotny, 58, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away Jan. 30, 2009.
Mr. Novotny was born in Youngstown on Nov. 9, 1950, the son of John and Helen Behun Novotny.
He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and graduated from Youngstown State University as a Design Engineer.
Dennis was the Operating Manager At N.C. Cams a business he had started with a partner in Michigan.
He will be missed by his mother, Helen, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
There are no calling hours.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.