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Andrew Bury, 78

POLAND - Andrew Bury, 78, died Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2009, at his home with his wife by his side.

Andrew was born July 31, 1930 in Yatesboro, Pa., a son of George and Pauline Pasulka Bury.

Mr. Bury was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Korean War as a boiler tender on the U.S.S. Boxer CVA-21 stationed in China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. After four years in the Navy, he was honorably discharged and worked at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. as a first helper, retiring after 32 years of service.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed many wonderful times with his grandchildren and nephews in Cook Forest, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Hlynosky, whom he married Nov. 10, 1956; three daughters, Annette Pavlich, Mary Kanoun and Andrea (Donald J.) Murphy, all of Canfield; and eight grandchildren, Najette, Christine, Sara, Nadia, Amanda, Ailis, Adam and Andrew.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

Please visit www.kirilafh.com to view this obituary and send online condolences to the family.

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William C. “Bill” Cronk, 79

YOUNGSTOWN – William C. “Bill” Cronk, 79, passed away early Monday afternoon, March 16, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Cronk was born June 15, 1929 in Youngstown, a son of the late Robert and Ethel Stivers Cronk, and was a lifelong area resident.

Bill served in the U.S. Army after WWII, and subsequently worked for 30 years for the Youngstown & Northern Railroad, retiring in 1981 as a conductor.

Mr. Cronk leaves his wife of 59 years, Carol Porter Cronk, whom he married in 1949; two sons, Larry (Melanie) Cronk and Gary Cronk, both of Youngstown; a daughter, Brenda Cronk of Youngstown; three sisters, Catherine McGinnis of Austintown, Peggy (Leonard) Patrone of Youngstown and Shirley Cronk of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Bonnie Cronk, Tara Whitaker and Anthony Whitaker; and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Cronk of Liberty Township.

Bill will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Two sons, James “Bo” Cronk and William Cronk; three brothers, Robert Cronk and twins Jack and Edward Cronk; three sisters, Mary Protain and twins Betty Blanton and Jean Wyant; and a grandson, Robert Cronk, preceded Bill in death.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow at Brunstetter Cemetery on Wilcox Road in Austintown.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences on-line.



Diana M. Dawson, 54

CANFIELD – Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, March 18, at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman for Diana M. Dawson, 54, who died Saturday morning at Cleveland Clinic.

Diana was born Sept. 23, 1954 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John P. and Anita Cellurale Milligan.

She graduated from Boardman High School in 1972 and received her bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University. She had taught in the Youngstown City Schools and later was a substitute teacher for Canfield, Austintown and Boardman Schools.

Her husband, Gary A. Dawson, whom she married April 19, 1980, died Dec. 21, 2004.

She leaves her two daughters, Amanda Dawson and Tracy Dawson, both at home; a stepson, Grant G. Dawson of Atlanta; a sister, Kimmy (Bob) Baughman of Jacksonville, Fla.; her uncle, Carl Cellurale of Boardman; and two nieces, Jennifer (Billy) Green and Michelle Baughman.

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William H. Gwynn, 92

AUSTINTOWN – A funeral Mass will be said at noon on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at St. Edward Church for William H. Gwynn, 92, formerly of Liberty, who passed away peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown.

William, more commonly known as “Bill,” was born April 11, 1916 in Patton, Pa. He was the son of William H. and Mary Ellen (Yahner) Gwynn.

He came to Youngstown in 1940 seeking employment and found a job at Commercial Shearing and Stamping in the Hydraulic Shipping Department, where he worked for 38 years. He retired from Commercial Intertech Inc. (as Commercial Shearing was most recently called) in 1978.

Bill was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a member of the Walter McCoy American Legion Post No. 614 in Patton and a member of St. Edward Church.

Bill was an avid fisherman, a good singer and a great dancer with his wife, whom he met on a dance floor.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, the former Elsie A. Rose, whom he married on Feb. 22, 1941. He also leaves a daughter, Christine Tomko of Liberty and her husband, Timothy, who was like a son to him. He leaves three grandsons, Dr. Matthew, Lucas and Johnathan, whom he dearly loved. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Blair of Johnstown, Pa., and Martha Williamson of Patton. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews, all of whom were dear to his heart. Bill cherished his many friends, neighbors and the many caregivers, who through the years, also earned a special place in his heart.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Arthur Gwynn of Barnesboro, Pa.

The family wishes to thank all of the employees of Briarfield at Ashley Circle for their excellent and loving care, their kindness and compassion and most of all their friendship. They are truly an outstanding group of individuals. Bill had a special place in his heart for many of them, just as they did for him.

Friends may call Friday, March 20, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home, 1842 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown.



Eleanor A. Kollar, 78

YOUNGSTOWN - Eleanor A. Kollar, 78, of the city’s west side, passed away Monday afternoon, March 16, 2009, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center, where she had been a patient for eight weeks.

Eleanor was born Feb. 27, 1931 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Stefanik Bajtosh, and was a lifelong area resident.

She attended St. Matthias Elementary School and was a 1949 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She was a homemaker and worked for a time for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, and as a poll worker for the Mahoning County Board of Elections.

Mrs. Kollar was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church. She loved nature and birds, and was a collector of cuckoo clocks. She also loved listening to polka music.

Eleanor’s husband, Martin J. Kollar, whom she married June 14, 1952, passed away March 18, 2006.

She leaves two daughters, Patricia (Perry) Liberatore of Youngstown, and Barbara (Tom) Schlosser of Canfield; twin sons, Ronald (Laurie) Kollar of Youngstown and Donald (Marla) Kollar of Boardman; nine grandchildren, Ronald Jr., Sheila, Donald Jr. (Kristi), Brad, Jeremey, Lindsay, Amanda, Bob and Michael; a great-granddaughter, Hope; a great-grandson, Derek; two brothers, Steve (Donna) Bajtosh of Anoka, Minn. and William C. Baytosh of Columbus; a sister, Marge (John) McGraw of Boardman; and several nieces and nephews, including her niece, Shirley.

Besides her husband, a brother, John F. Baytos, and a sister, Ann J. Reese, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home and continue at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church on North Lakeview Avenue in Youngstown.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary on-line and send condolences.


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Margaret E. “Margie” Koutsoubos, 72

CAMPBELL- There will be a funeral service held on Friday, March 20, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at the Victory Christian Center, 3899 McCartney Road in Coitsville, preceded by a 10:30 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St.in Boardman for Margaret E. “Margie” Koutsoubos, 72, our beloved wife, mother and yia-yia (grandmother), who departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Margaret was born on Feb. 23, 1937 in Campbell, the daughter of George and Anna Kisel, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1956 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and was a longtime member of the Victory Christian Center.

Margie had a kind and gentle spirit and was always so loving to all she knew, but most especially to her family. She was a homemaker and was a giver in every sense of the word. Her most happiness came from taking care of her family and from reading her bible daily. She always had sweet words of wisdom and was a tender soul who understood what the words, unconditional love meant. She touched so many lives with her love and kindness and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Angelo, whom she married on Oct. 21, 1961; her only daughter, Alisa “Ellie” (John) Thomas of Youngstown; three sons, Dennis Hange of Campbell, from her first marriage to Gust Hange, who passed away on Sept. 8, 1965; George (Kimberly) Koutsoubos of Las Vegas and David Koutsoubos of Campbell; two granddaughters, Brittany and Alexys Koutsoubos of Las Vegas; her grandson, Angelo John Thomas of Youngstown; and a sister, Ann Santoro of Campbell.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; and her three brothers, Michael Mincenko, George Mincenko and John Kisel.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 19, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.

Interment will be at St. John Cemetery.

“To know her was to love her.”


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Edna Marie Mank, 82

BOARDMAN – Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Mrs. Edna Marie Mank, 82, who died Monday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman Campus, with her family by her side.

Edna was born Aug. 10, 1926 in Youngstown to the late Harry and Catherine (Morgan) Nicholson Sr.

She was of the Lutheran faith. She worked with her husband at the Belmont Bakery from 1946 to 1967.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Vincent, Harry and Givern Nicholson.

She is survived by her husband, George J. Mank, whom she married Dec. 23, 1944; a daughter, Sandie (David) Slick of Austintown; two sons, Ronald (Donna) Mank of Salem and George (Joyce) Mank of Chicago; five grandchildren, Ronnie, Evan, Sherry, Vincent and Bryan; and a sister, Alberta Cantelupe of Warren. She will be missed.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Private burial will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.



Thomasine Marsco, 85

YOUNGSTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown for Thomasine Marsco, 85, who passed away Saturday at Beeghly Oaks.

Thomasine was born April 23, 1923 in Youngstown, the daughter of George and Celeste Leone Vecchione.

Thomasine was a 1940 graduate of South High School. She was a secretary/administrative assistant for Pitney Bowes for 32 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

Her husband, Frank Marsco, whom she married June 28, 1947, passed away Nov. 25, 1999.

Thomasine leaves two sons, Frank Marsco of Youngstown and John (Kate) Marsco of Poland; four sisters, Ann Monroe of Boardman, Angie (Guy) Palombaro of Boardman, Jean (Jerry) Cohen of Boardman and Mary Rondinelli of Boardman; two brothers, Carmen (Donna) Vecchione of Boardman and Henry (Frances) Vecchione of Struthers; three grandchildren, Tom Marsco, Kelly Marsco and John Marsco; and several nieces and nephews.

Thomasine was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Friends may call Thursday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of donations to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505, in her memory.

Arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel.

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Mary L. McKinstry, 54

NILES – A memorial service will be held Friday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown for family and friends of Mary L. McKinstry, 54, who died at Forum Health Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, after a long term illness.

She was born Dec. 5, 1954, the daughter of Dorsey and Linda Wilson Strosnider.

Mary was a graduate of Chaney High School. She was an avid bingo player and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

She was a prep cook, then a custodian at Disney World in Florida.

She is survived by her husband, David McKinstry Jr., whom she married May 4, 1974; son, David McKinstry III and daughter, Linda McKinstry; a sister, Patricia Tarr; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Walter and Earl Strosnider.

Arrangements are being handled by the Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown.


Dorothy J. Myers, 88

BOARDMAN – Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home for Dorothy J. Myers, 88, formerly of Columbiana. She passed away Monday evening at Ron Joy Nursing Home.

Ms. Myers was born Jan. 14, 1921 in Youngstown, a daughter of Thomas James and Mamie Williams Myers.

She was a graduate of Wilson High School and Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, N.Y. She served as a missionary for 17 years in Niamey, Niger Colony, West Africa. Following her missionary work, she was employed at St. Elizabeth Health Center in the accounting department, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the Poland Village Baptist Church and a former member of the Struthers Baptist Tabernacle Church.

Surviving her is a sister, Lois Schmidt of Boardman; and two nieces and a nephew.

Preceding her in death besides her parents, are two brothers, Arthur N. and Howard G. Myers; and a sister, Helen L. Myers.

Friends may call one hour prior (10 to 11 a.m.) to the service at the funeral home.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Church Missionary Fund, Poland Village Baptist Church, 79 Hill Drive, Poland, OH 44514.

“A special thanks to the staff at both Hospice House and Ron Joy for the care they gave my sister.”

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Marjorie E. Nelson, 87

BOARDMAN – There will be funeral services on Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd. in Boardman for Marjorie E. Nelson, 87, who went home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, March 16, at Hospice House.

Marjorie was born Aug. 29, 1921 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late David A. and Ellen W. Port Nelson.

She graduated in 1939 from Boardman High School and from Youngstown Business College in December of 1940.

She worked at Stambaugh Thompson Hardware Company in Youngstown from 1941 to 1952 and was a secretary at Fithian Cement Products from 1952 to 1957. In 1957, the Lord lead Marjorie to Chicago, where she accepted a position as administrative assistant for the Baptist General Conference Home Missions, where she worked for 26 years, retiring in 1983.

After her retirement, Marjorie returned to Youngstown to be with her family.

Marjorie is survived by a niece, Barbara (Mark) Bestic of Boardman; a nephew, Dennis (Anne) Nelson of Montague, Mich.; three great-nephews, Mark, Matthew and Michael; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis L. Nelson of Boardman.

Besides her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by a brother, David E. Nelson.

Marjorie was a member of the Evangel Baptist Church. She loved her church family and was sustained by their prayers and support for many years. During the last 19 months, her life was also blessed by her wonderful Hospice caregivers.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Evangel Baptist Church.

The family request that material tributes take the form of contributions to Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., Boardman, OH 44512 or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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Mary A. Patterson, 86

GIRARD – Mary A. Patterson, 86, passed away early Sunday evening, March 15, 2009, in the surgical intensive care unit at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

Mary was born Dec. 4, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Bohan Zubyk, and came to this area as a child.

She was a graduate of Girard High School and worked for 36 years for U.S. Steel at the Ohio Works and McDonald Works, retiring as a clerk in the accounting department in 1980.

Mary was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she currently was the Assistant Financial Secretary. She was also a church auditor and a member of the church’s 75th Anniversary Committee. Mary was a member of the Junior Sisterhood (now the St. Mary Sisterhood), was a Sunshine Sister, and a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox League and the Eastern Orthodox Women’s Society.

Mary bowled in area leagues for many years, and was a member of U.S. Steel Retirees group and participated in the WWII Naval Reunions with her brother, Charles.

Mary leaves two brothers, Charles B. Zubyk (dear friend Myrna Cramblett) of Girard and John (Rose) Zubyk of Niles; seven nieces, Suzanne Teague, Nancy Torres, Karen Robinson, Mary Michelle Adams, Madeleine Zubyk and Jean Moore; three nephews, John Zubyk Jr., Alan Zubyk and Stephen Zubyk; six great-nieces; and six great-nephews.

Her first husband, Frank Loshuk, passed away June 29, 1970. Her second husband, Bill Patterson, passed away Sept. 27, 1986. Three brothers, Steve Zubyk, John Zubyk, and Frank Zubyk, and a sister, Anna Zubyk, are also deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd. in Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home and continue at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown.

A committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.


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Jeanette V. Petrock, 82

STRUTHERS – Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers for Jeanette V. Petrock, 82, who passed away on Sunday evening.

Jeanette was born on Nov. 3, 1926 in Struthers, a daughter of Patsy and Florence Angelo Sebastian and lived in the area her whole life.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Boardman.

Jeanette married Patsy C. Petrock on April 7, 1945.

Besides her husband, Jeanette leaves behind two sons, Charles P. (Lorene) Petrock of Poland and Gerald S. (Bonnie) Petrock of Canfield; one daughter, Rose Marie Schleef of Struthers; four brothers, Sam Sebastian of Struthers, Ralph Sebastian of Florida, Patsy Sebastian Jr. of Dayton and Jim Sebastian of Canfield; and two grandchildren, Richard Petrock and Annette Constantino.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her sister, Viola Sylvester and her parents.

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

Please visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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Patricia Juliann Phillips

DELAWARE, OHIO – A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10143 Main St. in New Middletown for Patricia Juliann Phillips, who died at her home Saturday, March 14, 2009. She is now pain free and cancer free in heaven with the Lord.

Patricia was born to Aloysius and Albina (Eileen) Kowalczyk on Feb. 16, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The longtime New Middletown resident was a devoted wife and mother for 47 years.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn; four sons, Jeffrey Carl of Stoutsville, Robert Glenn of Medina, Thomas William of Pickerington and Douglas Paul of Bowling Green; three daughters-in-law, Kari Hammer-Phillips, Paula (Lindsay) Phillips and Paula (Romeo) Phillips; five grandchildren, Lindsay, Kelsey, Eric, Paige and Jake; special family friend, Courtney Pilch; three brothers, Aloysius, Paul and Gregory; two sisters, Mary Staszkiewicz and Joy Brandt; and a legion of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Patricia, also known as “Ma Phillips” was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William Kowalczyk, David Kowalczyk and Richard Kowalczyk; and nephew, Thomas Kowalczyk.

Patricia’s interests included reading, golfing, crocheting, knitting and attending countless youth, high school and college football games for 40 years.

Her grandchildren looked forward to her tasty pizzelles, which she always made for special occasions.

She is remembered for her kind, caring, nurturing albeit grounded and practical nature as matriarch of the Phillips family, and “second mother” to her many younger siblings. For these reasons and more we celebrate her truly special life, and are left with fond memories which will last several lifetimes.

Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to HomeReach Hospice of Delaware, Ohio, or the St. Paul’s Building Fund.

Memorial arrangements are being coordinated by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel (330) 757-2244.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.


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Gloria J. Robinson, 55

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc., for Gloria J. Robinson, 55, who departed this life Monday at her residence.

Mrs. Robinson was born Oct. 8, 1953 in Albany, Ga., a daughter of Johnnie B. Sea and Versice M. Robinson.

She had worked as a nurses’ assistant for a group home.

She leaves her mother; three brothers, Tommy Robinson, Ronald (Rosemary) Robinson and Victor (Charmaine) Milledge, all of Youngstown.

Her father and two brothers, Calvin and Kenneth Milledge preceded her in death.

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Richard A. Seiple Sr., 73

HUBBARD – There will be funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Richard A. Seiple Sr., 73, who passed away Monday at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House with his family at his side.

Richard was born May 29, 1935 in Sharon, Pa. and grew up in Greenville, Pa., a son of David and Alma Ritenour and came to Hubbard in 1960.

He was a barber for 53 years and was the owner and operator of Richards Barber Shop in Boardman for 40 years, retiring in 2006. He had a passion for barbering and interacting with generations of customers. He also was co-owner of Seiple Brothers Property Company in Greenville. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard.

His wife, the former Anna Mae Koi, whom he married Jan. 29, 1954, passed away May 26, 1999.

He leaves his children, David A. (Paula) Seiple of Hubbard, Ronald L. (Myra) Seiple of Trinity, N.C., Joyce (Mike) Oddo of Valley City, Leonard L. (Sheila) Seiple of Lewisville, Texas and Lisa Seiple Bednarik of Hubbard; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Seiple of Greenville.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Richard A. Seiple; his sister, Ruth Dray; an infant sister, Kathleen Seiple; and a brother, David Seiple.

There will be calling hours Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit www.stewart-kyle.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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Russell Starks, 57

COLUMBUS – There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Russell Starks, 57, formerly of Youngstown, who departed this life Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Mr. Starks was born Dec. 24, 1951 in Youngstown, a son of William O. and Bessie Jordan Starks.

He was a car detailer for Dick’s Master Ford for 11 years.

He leaves his wife, the former Cheryl Briskey of Youngstown, whom he married Aug. 8, 1993; children, Roslyn Wright of Columbus, Jerries Starks, Blianca Starks and Shana Starks, all of Youngstown; stepchildren, Marc and Lydeshea Briskey, both of Youngstown; brothers, Leroy Starks and Richard Jackson, both of Youngstown and Norman Starks of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Russell L. Starks; and a sister, Linda Starks.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Viewing will be Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Daniel C. Tinkler, 53

NORTH JACKSON – There will be a memorial Mass on Thursday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Church for Daniel C. Tinkler, 53, who died March 12, at his residence.

Dan was born Feb. 20, 1956 in Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., the son of Thomas F. Tinkler and Elizabeth A. Taaffe Tinkler. He returned to Youngstown as an infant and was a lifelong area resident.

He was the grandson of Vaughn Oscar and Margaret Fahey Tinkler and John P. and Rose McGrail Taaffe.

Dan graduated from Ursuline High School in 1974 and Youngstown State University in 1978.

He worked in the construction business for more than 30 years, first for Daniel A. Terreri and Sons of Youngstown and the Stitle and Barnes of Salem. In 1987, he founded Tinkler Construction Co., a general contracting firm. His projects included the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel in Canfield, the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel in Austintown, the original Beatitude House in Youngstown, the Stone Building renovations in Warren, the amphitheater at Warren Riverwalk and the Katherine Thomas Elementary School in Windham. Dan also performed work in the Columbus area.

Dan was a member of AFA Steel Valley Chapter No. 371, L.I.U.N.A. local 935 and Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council.

Dan is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Tinkler of Youngstown; his three children, Claire E. Tinkler, Patrick A. Tinkler and Laura R. Tinkler and their mother, Anne-Marie Downey, all of Boardman; four sisters, Mary Lou (John) Deraway of Girard, Jude (John) Fry of Carlisle, Mass., Kathleen Tinkler of Youngstown and Patricia (Mitch Lynch) Tinkler of Salem; six brothers, Thomas (Angela) Tinkler of Wilsonville, Ore., Timothy (Denise) of Seattle, Dennis (Lisa) Tinkler of Gahanna, Matthew (Monica) Tinkler of Tucson, Ariz., Martin (Cheryl) of Stow and Ted (Kara) Tinkler of Dublin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas; a brother, Christopher; and his grandparents.

The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Fairhaven Foundation, in care of, Linda Tiihonen, 45 North Road, Niles, OH 44446.

Arrangements are being handled by the McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home in Youngstown.


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