Stephanie A. (Tootie) Barvitski, 89
YOUNGSTOWN - Stephanie A. (Tootie) Barvitski, 89, formerly of Struthers, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She was born May 9, 1920 in Youngstown, to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kazmerski.
She was a graduate of The Rayen School, a member of St. Nicholas Church and a homemaker.
She was a member of the womens group (KCettes) of the Poland Knights of Columbus No. 4471. She was a poll worker in Struthers for many years and enjoyed her crafts.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Barvitski of Columbus; a son, John (Theresa) Barvitski of Canfield; a brother, Ed Kalmers of Conneaut; and two grandchildren, Jenna Barvitski of New York City and Jesika Barvitski of Westerville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Barvitski, whom she married, May 29, 1943, and who died Nov. 25, 1990; two brothers, John and Ray Kazmerski; four sisters, Marie Finneran, Helen Venrose, Jean Welker and Virginia Kazmerski.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home Inc., 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers, where a blessing service will be held at 4 p.m.
Burial will be at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Please visit www.kirilafh.com to view this obituary and send online condolences to the family.
Robert J. Bob Borak, 77
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church for Robert J. Bob Borak, 77, who passed away Tuesday evening at Omni Manor Nursing Home.
Bob was born Oct. 17, 1931 in Campbell, the son of Steven and Molly Yasnovich Borak and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1950 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, where he was the star running back for the Campbell Red Devils. He also attended the University of Louisville on a football scholarship.
Robert proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War.
He was a Campbell Police Officer for over 20 years, retiring in 1985.
Bob enjoyed gardening and took great pride manicuring his yard.
His wife, the former Mary Ann Perno, whom he married on Dec. 27, 1952, passed away on Sept. 19, 1994.
He will always be remembered by his loving companion of eight years, Mary Ann Marciano of Youngstown.
He also leaves a daughter, Bobbie Borak Shaffer of Boardman; two grandchildren, Martin C. (Jessica) Shaffer and Cameron R. Shaffer; a great-grandson, Greyson Martin Shaffer; a sister, Dorthea (Roger) Hayward; and a brother, Arthur (Lucretia) Borak.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Borak family had entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Naomi R. Campbell, 75
HERMITAGE, PA. Naomi R. Campbell, 75, formerly of Gargano Towers in Farrell, Pa., passed away July 9, 2009.
Ms. Campbell was born in New Castle, Pa. on June 22, 1934 to Patsy and Donnetta (Santillo) Benigas.
She graduated from New Castle High School in 1952 and attended Zion Bible School of Rhode Island. Ms. Campbell worked for over 10 years for Sharon Regional Health System Hospice as an LPN.
Surviving is one son, Patrick Natskakula and his wife, Robin of South Carolina, four daughters, Cindi Sadowski and her husband, Ray of Hermitage, Donna Natskakula, Toni Kirchell and her husband, Sean of Volant and Tami Natskakula and her companion, Paul Rendos of Volant; one sister, Patty Adams and her husband, Donald of Liberty; two brothers, Bennett Benigas of Las Vegas and David Benigas and his wife, Jennie of Liberty; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty Smith; and a son-in-law, David Long.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 13, 2009, at 6 p.m. at the Vernon United Methodist Church on Rt. 7 with Pastor John Benigas.
Friends may visit www.flynnfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in New Castle.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Hermitage.
Hellene Lela Haidos
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. Hellene Lela Haidos, formerly of Youngstown and Boardman, has passed away.
She was born in Patras, Greece in 1917 to George and Anastasia Crissan. She grew up there and in Athens, where she went to school.
She served as the executive secretary and interpreter to the Greek Minister of Education. She was a representative of Greece during the formation of UNESCO.
In 1949, she married Dr. Demetris G. Haidos and came to Youngstown, where she maintained a residence until last year. For the last four years, she lived in Fort Lauderdale, with her son, George.
Her husband passed away in 1982 and her brother, Michael in 1983.
She leaves behind her son; her sister, Maria of New York; nieces; nephews; and many friends, although many more have gone before her.
She loved her community, her home on Cadillac Drive and apartment at Cambridge Square in Boardman.
She loved being a mother and was eternally grateful and very generous in spirit and deeds to her family and friends. Those who knew her will remember the joy and good tidings she brought every time she walked through the door. They will also remember the love that came so freely from her heart with each beat until her very last in the early hours of June 11.
Delores Dee E. Jones, 79
AUSTINTOWN Delores Dee E. Jones, 79, passed away at 8:24 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital in Boardman.
Dee was born Dec. 6, 1929 in Austintown, the daughter of the late Harry and Eleanor (Hardy) Hood and was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School.
Dee was affectionately known as the candy lady for making her homemade chocolate candies. In the eyes of her family, she made the best candy in the world.
Dee was a trap shooter for over 50 years and enjoyed bingo and playing cards.
Dee was married on Oct. 14, 1950 to Charles D. Bud Jones II, and they were married for 54 years until his passing on March 5, 2005.
Dee is survived by two children, Charles D. (Janet) Jones III of Austintown and Eleanor (William) Bonnes of Illinois; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special friend, Tracy Dangerfield; and a host of friends.
Dee was preceded in death by five brothers, Tom, Harold, Paul, Oliver and Wayne Hood; and a sister, Anna Mae Garland.
Family will receive friends on Monday, July 13, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown-Mineral Ridge Road, where family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Tawanda Denise Mixon Kennedy, 42
YOUNGSTOWN Mrs. Tawanda Denise Mixon Kennedy, 42, passed away at St. Elizabeth Health Center on July 5, 2009.
T-Wee, as she was affectionately called, having earned the nickname because she was the shortest of her siblings, was born in Youngstown on July 19, 1966, a daughter of Fred and Annie Mixon Davis. She was a 1984 graduate of East High School and was a member of the Juicy Fruit Club.
She leaves to cherish her memory her parents; her children, Trey Kennedy of Columbia, Mo. and Mia, Alexandria and Taylor Kennedy, all of Youngstown; her brother, Anthony Mixon of Bradford, Pa.; her sisters, Mary Doakes of El Paso, Texas and Michelle Mixon of Youngstown; and her two grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Leonard Kennedy III, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, J D and Mary Mixon; and a nephew, Darius Mixon.
Services will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Howard-Rhoden Memorial Home, where friends may call one hours prior to the services.
Darlene E. (Pollock) Kroll, 55
AUSTINTOWN Prayers will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Darlene E. (Pollock) Kroll, 55, who passed away Friday afternoon at her home, surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Darlene was born Feb. 23, 1954, in Youngstown, the daughter of George G. and Helen J. (Elchuck) Pollock.
Darlene was a 1972 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. She was head of the Class Reunion Committee. Darlene was a cake decorator for Giant Eagle Cornersburg for 20 years. She was a member of the cancer support group and the Relay For Life. Darlene enjoyed gardening and spending time in her lovely home with her family.
Darlene leaves her husband, Brian E. Kroll, whom she married, on Sweetest Day, Oct. 17, 1998; a daughter, Kristy Frost, at home; a stepdaughter, Angie (Jamie) Singerman and her son, Moshe Singerman of Largo, Fla.; a sister, Mary Pollock of Austintown; five brothers, Edward Pollock of Austintown, George (Brenda) Pollock of Lowellville, Robert Pollock (Rose Vocature) of Youngstown, Thomas (Maureen) Pollock of San Leon, Texas and James Pollock of Warren; five sisters-in-law, Maureen (Al) Barnhart 5of Austintown, Brenda (Rick) Crawford of Austintown, Sheila (Ken) Dickinson of Youngstown, Gail (Rick) Percich of Lordstown and Laura Kroll of Austintown; a brother-in-law, Ralph (Kelly) Kroll of Canton; numerous nieces and nephews; and two of her closest friends, Joan Cavaliere and Jane Rummell.
Darlene was preceded in death by her father; a sister-in-law, Joan Pollock; mother-in-law, Pat Kroll and father-in-law, Ralph Kroll.
The family will be receiving friends Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests material tributes take the form of donations to the family in Darlenes memory.
Emil J. (Mixy) McKula (Mixy), 81
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Christine Church for Emil J. (Mixy) McKula, 81, who passed away early Wednesday morning.
He was born April 28, 1928, a son of the late Emil and Mary (Baluch) McKula.
Emil was a graduate of Chaney High School. He was a steel worker at J & L in Niles for 18 years and also worked for the Youngstown Vindicator filling newspaper boxes.
Emil was in the U.S. Marines, serving in the Korean War as a rifle marksman.
He was a member at St. Christine Church, Infant Jesus Prague, VFW Lt. Charles W. Brown Jr. Post and Jednota Branch No. 308.
Emil enjoyed golf, bowling and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan and also the Indians.
He is survived by his loving wife, Irene Kozak, whom he married Sept. 5, 1949; one son, Bill (Lisa) McKula of Austintown; one brother, Eugene (Rose) McKula of Youngstown; one sister, Dorothy (Robert) Nemcik of Austintown; two grandchildren, Billy and Alyssa McKula of Austintown; several nieces and nephews; two sister-in-laws, Ann Lee Hripko and Beverly Kozak
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joseph.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
Visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.
Olga (Chapley) Morrison, 92
AUSTINTOWN Olga (Chapley) Morrison, 92, entered the Heavenly Kingdom on July 9, 2009. She is now united in eternal rest with her beloved husband, Jack P., who preceded her in death in 1976. They were married Feb. 27, 1937 in Warren.
Devoted mother of son, Jack (Bonnie) Morrison of Aiken, Ga. and daughter, Judith (Kenneth) Pew of Strongsville; proud and loving grandmother of six, Deirdre (Mike) McCusker of Glendale, Calif., Meighan Morrison of Easton, Conn., Courtney (Shannon) Harrison of Eatonton, Ga., Jeffrey (Dr. Lisa) Pew of Lake Oswego, Ore., Todd (Julia) Pew of North Kingsville and Cristyn (Todd) Kocsis of Gibsonburg; and adoring great-grandmother of 13, the shining lights of her life, Benjamin Carmichael, Olivia Cochran, Helena McCusker, Hunter Dent, Hailey Dent, Skylar Harrison, Hunter Harrison, Madelyn Stewart, Kenneth Pew, Carter Pew, Tyler Pew, Emily Pew and Coral Kocsis; and she also leaves a sister, Vera Fletcher of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Olga Bylo Chapley; and three brothers, Theodore, Walter and George.
She will remain a cherished friend of all who are blessed to have known her and will be forever dearly loved by her extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins, whose lives have been enriched by her presence.
Born July 8, 1917 in Monessen, Pa., she was a 1935 graduate of Warren Harding High School. She was a member of the Austintown Community Church since 1952, having served as a Deacon, Elder, Secretary of the Fellowship Class, and Treasurer of the Womens Guild. She was also a member of the Friendship Circle and the Joyous Believers Bible Study Group.
She was employed as Cafeteria Manager at Lloyd Elementary School for nine years and Clerk Treasurer at Fitch High School for 11 years. She volunteered as a Visiting Secretary in Pastoral Care for the Organization of Protestant Men since 1984, visiting patients at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital and Southside and Northside Medical Centers. She was recently honored for volunteering over 20,000 hours during the last 25 years. She was a member of the Friends of the Austintown Library, Friends of the Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry, Ohio Cultural Alliance and the Meander, Ida McKinley Niles, and Miriam Chapters of Eastern Star. She was Secretary of the Austintown Garden Club for 10 years, a Telephone Caller for the Red Cross Blood Mobile for 10 years, and a Mahoning County Board of Elections Poll Worker for more years than she could remember. At the time of her untimely passing, she was still an active and avid golfer and bowler, belonging to leagues at Meander and High Grove Golf Courses and the Thursday Trio at West Side Lanes. She was a well-informed, enthusiastic follower of all types of sports.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Austintown Community Church, 242 South Canfield-Niles Road.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Interment at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, Olga had expressed a charity preference for the Youngstown State University Rich Center for Autism, 606 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44555 or the Austintown Community Church.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences