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Edward O. Anderson, 89

YOUNGSTOWN – Edward O. Anderson, 89, was born May 1, 1920 in Youngstown, a son of Oscar and Amanda Nelson Anderson and with the exception of a few years of residence in Warren, he made Youngstown his life long home.

Ed, was the youngest of six children. His brother, Francis Anderson and his sisters; Helen Beach, Mary Canyo, Mildred Anderson and Eleanor Burwig are all deceased.

His wife of 51 years, the former Anna M. Henderson, whom he married June 26, 1947, passed away May 27, 1998.

He is survived by his son, Ronald D. of Youngstown; his grand-dog Skippy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was employed by U.S. Steel in the main office of the Ohio Works in the cost accounting department for 39 years, retiring when the plant was shut down.

Ed was of the Lutheran faith and a current member of St. John Lutheran Church in Youngstown. In his early 80s, Ed was still helping with work on the church property. Previously, he had been a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in both the Youngstown and Boardman locations, singing in the choir and serving as Treasurer.

Ed was a huge fan of Youngstown State University athletics and was a member of the Penguin Club, a season ticket holder for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a member of the Courtside Coaches Club and a member of the Curbstone Coaches, where he enjoyed the weekly luncheons. Ed was also a die hard fan of the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns and in recent years an avid fan of both the Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball team and the Youngstown Steelhounds hockey team. He was a member of the Swedish Central Society, Harmony Lodge No. 465 Vasa Order of America and its Norsemen’s Club. Ed was also a member of the Shutdown Club for former U.S. Steel employees and played golf in the U.S. Steel Retirees League. He had been a member of the Lutheran Bowling League.

Ed’s son would like to thank the dedicated staff of Omni Manor for their loving care of his father. He would also like to thank his primary care physicians, Dr. David Delliquadri at Omni and his family physician, Dr. John Popovec.

There are no calling hours and a private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to Saint John Lutheran Church, 1429 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509 and directed to the parking lot fund.

Arrangements are by the Anstrom-Velker Funeral Home.


Delbert E. Beckman, 83

CANFIELD – Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel for Delbert E. Beckman, 83, who died early Wednesday morning.

Delbert was born Jan. 29, 1926 in Calla, the son of Frank A. and Ruth B. (Cochel) Beckman and lived in Canfield his entire life.

Delbert was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Delbert was a lifelong member of the Canfield Christian Church, where he was an Elder and active in the Christian Men’s Fellowship. He had formerly been a member of the Canfield Odd Fellows Lodge. Delbert retired in 1988 as a truck driver, driving many years for Patio Door. After retiring, he attended Upholstery School and was a self employed for many years.

He is survived by his children, Kathy Whitten of Las Vegas and his son, Ralph Beckman of Salem. He also is survived by four granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren.

Delbert was preceded in death by his wife, M. Jean (Danner) Beckman, whom he married Jan. 7, 1949, and who died Jan. 23, 1997.

Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, prior to the funeral services at the funeral home.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canfield Christian Church.



Walter J. Brown Jr., 72

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Walter J. Brown Jr., 72, who departed this life Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Brown was born May 29, 1937 in Youngstown, a son of Walter J. Sr. and Thalma Wilson Brown.

He was a custodian for the Buckeye Elks, attended the Faith Temple Baptist Church, and was a member of the NAACP.

He leaves his wife, the former Norma J. Brown; children, Derrick Anderson, Kim Smith, Summer Ratliff, Ira Clark, all of Youngstown, Phyllis Ratliff and Norine Foster, both of Columbus, and Odell Ratliff of Phoenix; two sisters, Diane Funderburg and Wanda Rainbow; both of Youngstown; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

His parents, three sons, Kenneth, Kevin and Greg, preceded him in death.

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

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Robert G. “Bob” Camardo Sr., 72

CANFIELD – There will be a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 18, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin Ave. in Youngstown, with the Rev. Msgr. John H. DeMarinis celebrating for his longtime and close friend, Robert G. “Bob” Camardo Sr., who passed away Tuesday morning.

Bob was born Sept. 17, 1936 in Youngstown, the son of George and Rose (Yannarella) Camardo.

Bob was still barbering after 53 years at his Esquire Barber Shop in Liberty. He was a successful businessman, who owned and operated a chain of men and women hair salons and various commercial properties.

He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Canfield, graduated from East High School in 1955, and attended Barber College in Akron. He was a proud supporter of Youngstown State University, where his three children graduated. Bob cherished his time with his family, especially vacationing with them at his homes in Fort Myers, Fla. and at Saybrook on Lake Erie. He was very proud of his Italian heritage and enjoyed playing the game of bocce at St. Anthony’s, the Pacentrano and Arco Clubs, where he also sponsored teams.

Besides his wife, the former Mary Ann D’Antonio, whom he married on Sept. 8, 1956, he will be sadly missed by his three children, Bob G. Jr. (Lisa) Camardo of Hubbard, Rick (Cindy) Camardo of Canfield and Kim (Darren) Lydic of Canfield; five grandchildren whom he adored, Nikki, Allie and Ryan Camardo and Brendon and Kirsten Lydic; his sister, Phyllis (Ralph) Camardo-DeMain of Elkgrove, Calif.; a niece, Georgene (Jeff) Farrar; and three nephews, Skip (Debbie) DeMain, Greg (Mindy) DeMain and Brian (Mary) DeMain.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman and everyone is to meet at the church Saturday morning for the 11 a.m. Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bob’s memory to the Robert George Camardo Sr. Scholarship Fund that will be established at Youngstown State University.


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Beatrice Costanzo, 87

LEXINGTON, KY. – Beatrice Costanzo, 87, has gone to meet her Lord on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late William and Jewel Scott Wright. Born in Reed, Okla., she moved to Youngstown in 1961, and came to Lexington in 1988, where she died at Central Baptist Hospital.

The third of nine children, she is survived by her only one brother, J.B. Wright, who lives in Seattle.

She was preceded in death by a son, Luther Mackey and is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Emil) Bertolini of Tallahassee, Fla., Marcia “Pat” Vega of Nicholasville, Ky. and Karyn (Lynn) Martin of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Ed Stanley, Scott Stanley, LisaMarie Coleman, Tom Stanley, Mike Vega, Michelle Wooldridge, Christopher Stanley, and Leah Martin; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

Contributions in Bea’s name can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 and the American Heart Association.

Visit www.milwardfuneral.com to view this obituary.

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Angela Marie DePizzo, 83

YOUNGSTOWN – Angela Marie DePizzo, 83, passed away peacefully after a year-long battle with lung cancer on Tuesday July 14, 2009 at the Hospice House.

She was born Jan. 30, 1926 to the late Ralph and Carmel Rocco Maravola in Youngstown.

She graduated from East High School, had worked for Wells Department Store, Kings Department Store and in the cafeteria at Youngstown State University, retiring in 1988. Angela was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Youngstown, and had a great sense of humor and liked to play Spiner-roo, Yahtzee, Bingo, poker, and many, many hours of Boggle with her sisters-in-law, Marge and Betty. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Samuel DePizzo, whom she married Sept. 21, 1946; her children, Nick (Marcia) of Austintown, Ralph (Sandy) of Columbiana and her daughter, Ann DePizzo, with whom she made her home with; her brother, Samuel Maravola of Boardman; six grandchildren, Nicky D., Amanda, Adam, Ashley, Scott and Wendy; four great-grandchildren Alyssa, Taylor, Autumn and Paige.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Andrew, Patsy and James Maravola.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Youngstown.

Visitation will be held on Friday at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard from 5 to 8 p.m.

Monetary contributions can be made to Hospice House, at 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland OH 44514.

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Alberta Hipkens, 93

BELLEVILLE, ILL. – Alberta Hipkens, 93, born Dec. 15, 1915 in Crawford, Ala., died Monday, July 13, 2009, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.

Mrs. Hipkens was a member of the New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church in Lebanon, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Quincy and Ida Mae Nixon-Mitchell; husband, William Henry Hipkens; a son, Charles F. Grier; two sisters, Lillie Mae Harris and Sallie Mae Turpins; and two brothers, John Mitchell and William Mitchell.

She is survived by six children, Kenneth (Sywee) Hipkens of Belleville, Ruthie Warfield, James Hightower, Emma Red, Sam Hightower and Oscar Hightower. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Kinetta (Matthew) Johnson of Crestview, Fla., Kenneth C. (Nichole) Grier of Cleveland and Tamara Grier of Cleveland; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or visit www.dav.org for online memorials.

Visit www.schildknechtfh.com. to send condolences to the family.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 17, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church, 689 Scott Troy Road in Lebanon.

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 17, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Burial will be held immediately following at O’Fallon City Cemetery in O’Fallon, Ill.

Schildknecht Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Vincent Owen Howard, 54

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be Friday, July 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Vincent Owen Howard, 54, who departed this life Friday, July 12, 2009.

Mr. Howard was born Aug. 14, 1954 in Youngstown, a son of Carlton Joseph and Amanda Lee Howard.

He was a 1972 graduate of South High School and earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Columbus Day Community College. Recently, he began studying psychology at Youngstown State University. He had been employed by General Fireproofing and Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. While living in Columbus,, Vincent worked for Western Southern Life Insurance Company, volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbus and the Ohio State Attorney General’s Office

He was fond of Luxury cars, especially the Jaguar. He enjoyed fine clothes, jewelry and the latest computers. A sports enthusiast, Vincent favored boxing, basketball and football.

He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his mother, Amanda of Youngstown; two daughters, Takeisha Hall (Donald M. Jr.) Ruff of New York City and Roshaunda Crum of Youngstown; a son, Marlon Crum of Youngstown; a sister, Donna (John Sr.) Woods of Liberty; two brothers, Carl W. (Shirley) Howard of Youngstown and Jeffrey J. (Angela) Howard of Atlanta; fiancé, Vivian Crum; six grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Susan Howard and Kim Howard, both of Youngstown; and a large extended family and numerous friends.

Besides his father, Carl J. Vincent, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bruce “Hollywood” and Samuel Howard.

Friends may call Friday, July 17, 2009, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Steve Katros Jr., 73

YOUNGSTOWN – Steve Katros Jr., 73, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

He was born June 27, 1936 in Youngstown, the son of Steve Frank Sr. and Stella Katros.

Steve served our country with pride in the U.S. Army. He was a cement mason with Local 179, retiring in 2001.

He will always be remembered by his wife, the former Donna Minotti, whom he married Oct. 3, 1959; children, Steve Frank Katros II of Youngstown, his sister, Stephanie (Scott) Roberts of Salem and Sherri Clay of Austintown; his grandson, Zackery John Roberts; two sisters, Barbara (John) Kuras of Boardman and Mary Ann (Anthony) Pizzuto of Austintown; several loving nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by their daughter, Karen Lynn Katros.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.




Tina I. (Siembieda) Zbell Kryzan, 91

CROWN POINT, IND. – There will be a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church, 430 Williamson Ave. in Youngstown, celebrating for Tina L (Siembieda) Zbell Kryzan, 91, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at St. Anthony Hospice in Crown Point.

She is survived by her husband, Judge Frank X Kryzan of Crown Point; one son, Richard Zbell of Crown Point; one daughter, Judith Zervins of Crown Point; four grandchildren, James (Carolyn) Zbell, John (Janine) Zbell, Jeffrey Zbell and Joseph Zbell; great-grandchildren, Amber, Brett, Jacquelyn and Jimmy, Frank’s children, Carol (Thomas) Ward and Alice (Robert) Kryzan Berger; grandchildren, Adam (Amanda) Ward, Samuel Berger, Jill (Charles) Zaccaria and Matthew (Elizabeth) Ward; great-grandchildren, Andrew Ward and Michael Zaccaria; and three siblings, Pauline Murphy, Virginia Setz and Anthony Siembieda.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Zbell.

Mrs. Kryzan was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Youngstown and belonged to the Mahoning Garden Club.

Memorials may be given to St. Anthony Hospice, 1000 S. Court St., Crown Point, IN 46307.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.



Patricia L. Logan, 82

MASURY – Patricia L. Logan, 7752 Arthur St., passed away at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Logan was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Sharon, Pa., a daughter of the late James Joseph and Ethel Mae Wills Ryan.

She attended the former Sacred Heart Parochial Grade School and Sharon High School. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Logan was employed at the former Sharon Transformer Division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. A homemaker, she was a member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish and a former member of St. Vincent DePaul, both in Vienna, St. Bernadette’s in Masury, where she was also a member of its Altar and Rosary Society, and the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sharon.

She and her husband were former members of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 103 in Sharon and together they enjoyed dancing, bicycling, traveling and camping. Mrs. Logan also enjoyed tending to her yard and her flower and vegetable gardens. Her grandchildren were a big part of her life and she looked forward to the times she shared with them.

Her husband, Edward F. Logan Sr., whom she married Sept. 3, 1949, passed away Oct. 13, 1999.

Surviving are five sons, Thomas J. Logan and his wife, Doris of Hubbard Township, John M. Logan and his wife, Pamela of Hubbard, James P. Logan and his wife, Cynthia of Brookfield Township, Patrick K. Logan and his wife, Lori of Masury and Timothy J. Logan of Masury; 14 grandchildren, Kelly, TJ, Tim, Steven, John, Ben, Laura, Brian, Ryan, Evan, Leighann, Carly, Maggie and Erin; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Ryan of Sharon, Pa.; two brothers, James Ryan and John Ryan and his wife, Toni all of Sharon.

Besides her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by a son, Edward F. Logan Jr., who passed away in 1975; and two brothers, Thomas and William Ryan.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St. in Sharon.

The rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at the funeral home, following the calling hours.

Friends may visit www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com to email condolences.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, 391 Scoville Road in Vienna, with the Rev. Denis G. Bouchard, pastor as celebrant. Everyone is invited to attend the Mass and should go directly to the church.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hermitage, Pa.

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Charles H. McIntire, 83

POLAND – Charles H. McIntire, 83, formerly of Canfield, died Wednesday morning, July 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boardman.

Mr. McIntire was born Jan. 30, 1926 in Struthers, a son of John and Coral Bell McIntire, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was 1944 graduate of Struthers High School. Upon graduation, Mr. McIntire enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in the South Pacific and Japan. During World War II he had the honor to transport General McArthur. He received the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, two Overseas Service Bars, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Occupation Medal.

Mr. McIntire owned and operated the C. H. McIntire Company for 47 years, which promoted and sold architectural building products. He was a member of Boardman Rotary Club and a former Past President, and a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. He was a member of the Struthers VFW, Struthers A.C. Club, and a former member of the Struthers Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Frances I. Komp, whom he married May 16, 1950; six children, Nancy (Bill) Cipperley of Boardman, Karen (Greg) Piette of South Port, N.C., Mary Lynn (Tim) Whetstone of Columbus, Robert (Rosemary) McIntire of Fayetteville, Ga., Joyce (Phil) Faulkner of Norcross, Ga. and Judy (Clark) White of Chagrin Falls; one brother, John “Bud” (Rosemary) McIntire of Blufton, S.C.; 13 grandchildren, Katie (Paul) Butto, Jeff Cipperley, Hannah Cipperley, Scott Whetstone, Cory Whetstone, Cody Piette, Abby Piette, Tyler Piette, Claire Faulkner, Bess McIntire, Claudia White, Harrison White, Tucker White; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Fritz Kurtz and one sister, Jean Stansell.

Services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers with the Rev. Charles Lundquist officiating.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends will be received Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that memorial contributions be made to Mr. McIntire’s favorite charities, the Special Olympics, 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232 or the United Service Organization, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.



Anne M. “Annie Van” Van Oudenhove, 87

Together Again

STRUTHERS – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church for Anne M. Van Oudenhove, 87, who passed away Monday night, July 13.

Anne was born Dec. 22, 1921 in Bell Town, Pa., the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Gentile) Quattro.

She was a hair stylist and mostly a great homemaker. Anne was a member of the church, its Altar and Rosary Society and St. Anthony’s Auxiliary Society of Struthers. Anne was an avid bowler at Holiday Bowl in Struthers.

Her husband, Joseph, whom she married Dec. 29, 1945, died July 13, 1992.

Anne will always be remembered by her two sons, Joseph P. (Florence) and John O., both of Struthers; three daughters, Sandra (Michael) Coates of Poland, Diane (Donald) Bucci and Marilyn Susany of Columbiana; a brother, Anthony (Mary) Quattro; sisters, Jenny Domico and Josephine Kostelnak, both of Struthers; Julie (James) Visingardi of Poland and Helen Morocco of Las Vegas; a sister-in-law, Carmel Quattro of Struthers; eight grandchildren, Michael Coates, Joseph the III, Frank and John Van Oudenhove, Peter Raptis, Donald Bucci, Jonathan Bucci and Annie Booth; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Marie and Anthony Raptis and Aiden Booth.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Quattro; two sisters, Lucy Damico and Laura George; and a daughter-in-law, Christine Van Oudenhove.

Friends may call today, July 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman.

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Euridice (Marie) Woodley

PORT ORANGE, FLA. – Euridice (Marie) Woodley passed away on July 12, after a long bout with cancer.

A native of Niles for almost 50 years, Mrs. Woodley moved to Port Orange in 2003.

Mrs. Woodley leaves four children, Debbie Herman of Deltona, Fla., Jackie Lafferty of Winter Haven, Fla., Martha Howard (husband John) of Winter Haven and Thomas Woodley (wife Carol) of East Palestine; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The only daughter of Dennis Freeman Loughry and Effie Mae Loughry, Mrs. Woodley had six brothers, Richard, Wiley, Everett, Darrell, Dennis and Don.

Mrs. Woodley was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1945, and worked as a model in New York City prior to her marriage in 1948.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Harry E. Woodley.

She was active in the Democratic Women’s Club for years while living in Niles.

A homemaker for many years, she enjoyed the time she spent with her family and her brothers more than anything in her life and always looked forward to family gatherings.

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