Roy P. Cherol Sr., 82
YOUNGSTOWN Roy P. Cherol Sr., 82, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Omni Manor in Youngstown.
He was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Youngstown, the son of the late Roy Cherol and Rachel (Tomaino) Cherol.
Family includes a son, Roy Cherol of Springfield and brothers, Jim Cherol and Joe Cherol, both of Youngstown.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Cherol, Louis Cherol, Paul Cherol, Frank Cherol, Victor Cherol and Anthony Cherol.
He was a member of St. Anthony Church, a 1945 graduate of Chaney High School, a Navy veteran and was employed at Cherols Market. He also tended bar at Cherols Bar and was a mechanic for Cherols Motors.
Calling hours will be Sunday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 E. Indianola Ave. in Youngstown.
His services will be at St. Anthony Church at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009.
Irma N. Davis, 78
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the John Knox Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Irma N. Davis, 78, who departed this life Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 26, 1930 in Birmingham, Ala., a daughter of Bishop David and Millie L. Allen Washington.
She was prevention counselor for the State of Ohio, founder and executive director of the Needles Eye, a Christian Counseling Center.
She was a member of the Grace Evangelistic Temple Church.
She leaves her husband, Robert Davis, whom she married April 15, 1949; two sons, Elder Robert (Terry A.) Davis of Baltimore and Ronald M. (Cathy) Davis of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Marilyn R. Lane of Youngstown; a brother, David Washington of New Haven, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Grace Evangelistic Temple Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Needles Eye in memory of Irma Davis.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Merle B., Fleming, 76
COLUMBUS Merle B., Fleming, 76, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Riverside Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 4, 1932 to the late Boyd and Wilda (Graden) Fleming.
Merle is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen (Webster), whom he married on March 21, 1958. Also surviving is a son, Jeff Fleming of Columbus; daughter, Laura (James) McLynas; four grandchildren of Clearwater, Fla.; sisters, Mary Lou Wolfrey of Orlando, Fla. and Eleanor Park of Mt. Dora, Fla.
He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Following his time in the military, Merle attended Penn State University (Behrend Center) in Erie, Pa. He was a retired manager and installer of Industrial Equipment. He loved to travel and was an avid woodworker. In his later years, Merle enjoyed swimming at the Westerville Community Center, gardening (especially his tomato plants) and fellowship with family and friends at the Maize Road Baptist Church, where he attended.
Family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Schoedinger Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile South of I 270), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday. July 27, 2009. Pastor Brett Castle officiating.
Private family interment at a later date in Russell, Pa.
Curtis Foor, 87
NORTH JACKSON - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Curtis Foor, 87, who died Friday morning.
Curtis was born May 27, 1922, in Bedford County, Pa., moving to Ohio 40 years ago. He was the son of Simon D. and Alice M. (Wilkinson) Foor.
Curtis retired in 1984 from U.S. Concrete & Pipe Company, where he had worked for many years. He was a member of the Rays Cove Christian Church in Breezewood, Pa., and enjoyed hunting and working in the yard.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Susan (Ritchey) Foor, whom he married Sept. 30, 1949; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Glen Hall of Hubbard; granddaughters, Kristen and Vincent Bounds of Creedmoor, N.C. and Ashley and Jamey Evans of McDonald. Curtis is also survived by his brothers, Morrell of Hanoverton and Dwight of Austintown; sister-in-law, Mary Foor of Hanoverton; and his cat, Frisky.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Geraldine Winters, Ruth Clark, Esther Foor, Etta Foor and Sarah Foor and brothers, Glenn Foor, Victor Bruce Foor and Simon Foor Jr.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to the Ellsworth Presbyterian Church.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Sara Marie Lance, 11
STRUTHERS Sara Marie Lance, 11, went home to be with the Lord at 12:15 p.m. on July 23, 2009, after a 3-year battle with brain cancer.
Sara was born July 7, 1998 in Youngstown, a daughter of David and Linda Whitfield Lance Jr.
Sara attended Struthers Elementary School and was home schooled for the past year.
She was a member of the Christ Community Church in Campbell, where she was involved with the childrens group KIDMO. Sara had a lovely voice and enjoyed singing, particularly Christian music. Saras love for Jesus and joy of life will continue to live on in the hearts of all that loved her.
She is survived by her parents, David and Linda Lance Jr. of Struthers; her brother and sister, Adam and Elizabeth Lance, both at home; maternal grandparents, Kathryn and William Whitfield of Berlin Center; paternal grandmother, Sandra Lance of Lake Milton and paternal grandfather, David Lance Sr. of Florence, S.C.; and her paternal great-grandmother, Esther Snyder of Newton Falls.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Christ Community Church, 531 Neoka Drive in Campbell, with Pastor Bill Rotar officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.
Family and friends will be received Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers and Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Saras name to the Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Division of Neuro-Oncology Department, RBC-6054, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
Christina Marletto, 23
WARREN Christina Marletto, 23, of 1070 North Road SE, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at her residence.
Ms. Marletto was born in Sharon, Pa., on Aug. 12, 1985, a daughter of Michael Marletto and Loretta Klaric Vertrees.
She was employed at the Iron Skillet Restaurant as a server for the past 5 years.
Christina enjoyed spending time with her son, Liam. She loved life. She was loyal to her job, and extended family. She made many sacrifices for Liam. Christina will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include her father, Michael Marletto of Howland and her mother, Loretta Vertrees of Cortland; a son, Liam Patrone, whom resides at home; a brother, Michael and his wife, Diane Marletto of Charlottesville, Va.; and paternal grandparents, Dominic and Rose Marletto. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Marletto and her maternal grandparents.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St. in Sharon.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Glenn R. Whitman, pastor of St. Josephs Church.
Internment will be at St. Rose Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com to send condolences online.
Margaret Agnes (Alesi) McClain, 92
HOWLAND TOWNSHIP Margaret Agnes (Alesi) McClain, 92, formerly of McDonald, passed away Wednesday morning, July 22, 2009, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Born July 11, 1917 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Agnes (Untch) Alesi.
A graduate of Salem High School, Margaret was a homemaker. She was a past member of the First Baptist Church in McDonald and was a current member of the Bazetta Baptist Church. She was a dedicated member of her church and enjoyed being involved in church activities. Margaret also enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Margaret had great faith and prayed for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren every day of their lives.
She was preceded in death in 1999 by her husband, Charles C. McClain, whom she married May 23, 1937. Together they shared 62 years of marriage and three sons.
Margaret will be dearly missed by three sons, David C. (Janet) McClain of Clarks Summit, Pa., James A. (Arlene) McClain of Painesville and Robert T. (Sheryl) McClain of Howland Township; five grandchildren, Sharon, Mark, Michael, Matthew and Erin; 12 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John Alesi of Springfield and Walter Alesi of Stuart, Fla.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, William, Fred, Carl, Edward and Albert.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Stanley Mink will conduct a funeral service Monday, July 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at the Kerr Cemetery in Weathersfield Township.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to the Bazetta Baptist Church, 1109 Perkins Jones Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Family and friends may visit at www.robertsclarkchapel.com to view this obituary online and send condolences.
Betty Ann McGregor, 84
POLAND There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. Monday, July 27, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Holy Family Church in Poland, with the Rev. Msgr. William Connell celebrating for Betty Ann McGregor, 84, who passed away Wednesday evening, July 22, at her home.
Betty was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Murphysboro, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Mary Irene (Boucher) Etherton.
Betty was affectionately called by her husband his domestic goddess. She loved to sew, crochet, cook and bake, especially for her family.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Wallace J. McGregor, whom she married Feb. 19, 1944; four children, James (Brenda) McGregor of Portage, Ind., Daniel McGregor of Pampa, Texas, twin daughters, Karen (James) McGregor-Stahara of Youngstown and Sharon (Chuck) Johnson of Poland; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and her brother, Robert Etherton
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fritz Etherton.
Friends may call on Sunday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. WetzeI, his staff, and everyone at Senior Independence Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care shown to Betty Ann and the family during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any contributions be made in Betty Anns name to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Canfield, OH 44406.
Linda L. (Sattler) Messuri, 48
CANFIELD There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, July 27, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown with the Rev. William Rock officiating, preceded by a 9:45 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Linda L. (Sattler) Messuri, 48, who passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, with her loving family by her side.
Linda will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her kindness, generosity, and being a wonderful caretaker.
She was born Aug. 31, 1960 in Youngstown, the daughter of Ronald F. and Nedra L. (Vimmerstedt) Sattler and was a lifelong area resident.
Linda was a 1978 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, and was a former beautician at Nicholas Michael Hair Design in Boardman, along with being a homemaker.
She was a member at St. Michael Church in Canfield, where she was active with her children in their CCD program.
She enjoyed vacationing with her family at Geneva on the Lake, and spending time with her Club Girls.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, whom she was married to for over 13 wonderful years, Anthony P. Messuri, whom she married Nov. 18, 1995; a son, Anthony R. and a daughter, Victoria N. at home; her parents, Ronald (Nedra) Sattler of Struthers; two brothers, Jeff (Rhonda) Sattler of Peotone, Ill. and Ronald Barney (Mandy) Sattler of Suwannee, Ga.; two sisters, Vivienne (Steve) Kurdziel and Sharon (Gary) Conti, both of Struthers; two brothers-in-law, Dominic (Susan) Messuri and Joseph (Phyllis) Messuri, both of Canfield; and 11 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Fred (Lenore) Sattler and maternal grandparents, Charles (Kay) Vimmerstedt.
Friends may call on Sunday, July 26, 2009, from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
Entombment will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.
Mary Kay Petillo, 70
NILES Mary Kay Petillo, 70, of 1835 Taft Ave., died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at St. Joseph Health Center Eastland in Warren.
She was born March 24 1939 in Warren the daughter of Michael and Barbara Audia Livani.
She was a 1957 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and just recently attended Kent State University and Youngstown State University with hopes of receiving a degree so that she could become a substitute teacher.
She was employed in medical records at St. Josephs Health Care Center for 18 years before retiring in 1999. After her retirement, she worked part-time for Niles City Schools as a general aid.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Mary Kay, who was a selfless, giving person that devoted herself to her family, will be deeply missed by her husband Victor Petillo, whom she married April 15, 1967; four sons, Thomas Elliott and his wife, Linda of Howell, Mich., William Elliott and his wife, Kimberly of Niles, V.J. Petillo and his wife, Ronda of Richmond, Va. and Sam Petillo and his wife, Traci of Niles; a sister, Teresa Wilson of Warren; and eight grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, Andrea, Maddalena, Gigi, Halli, Emily and Avery.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mt. Carmel Bereavment Ministry will conduct prayers at 4:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating.
Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, 545 Brunstetter Road, Warren, OH 44481.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.
Please visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to send condolences.
Atty. Richard C. Shelar, 69
LEETONIA Atty. Richard C. Shelar, 69, of 710 Columbia St., died Thursday morning at Salem Community Hospital.
Mr. Shelar was born Oct. 30, 1939 in Austintown, a son of the late Clyde W. and Evelyn I. Fryfogle Shelar and had lived in Leetonia since 1989, coming from Austintown.
He was a 1957 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and a 1964 graduate of Youngstown State University with a B.A. in History. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron Law School in 1969.
Mr. Shelar maintained a private practice of Law in Leetonia since 1971 and previous to that in Canfield and Youngstown. He also had served as an assistant Youngstown City Prosecutor for seven years in the Mayor Hunter administration.
He was a member of the Austintown Community Church, the Columbiana Co. Bar Association, the Mahoning Co. Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was also a member of Leetonia Lodge No. 401 F. & A.M., the National Rifle Association, the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, the Antique Auto Club of America, and the American Radio Relay League.
An avid collector of old cars, he was also a ham operator since 1956 with the call letters K8CCV and had been active in Boy Scouts, where he was an Eagle Scout.
He is survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home in Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.
Burial will follow in Brunstetter Cemetery in Austintown.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Friends are invited to a reception at Richards home at 710 Columbia St. in Leetonia following the services at the cemetery.
If friends desire, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Visit www.familycareservices.com to sign the register and send condolences.
Atty. Eugene R. Smith, 87
NORTH LIMA Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman for Atty. Eugene R. Smith, who died Wednesday evening at Hospice House of Poland.
Atty. Smith was born May 18, 1922 in Youngstown, a son of the late Lloyd C. and Rachel James Smith.
He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, and was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
He attended Ohio State University and graduated from Youngstown College with a bachelors degree. Atty. Smith practiced law for over 50 years. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1954 from Youngstown College and was admitted to the Ohio Supreme Court in 1956 and to the United States Supreme Court in 1960. He was a member of the Mahoning, Columbiana, Ohio State and American Bar Associations, Ohio and American Trial Lawyers Associations, the Ohio Criminal Defense Attorneys, the North Lima Ruritan Club and the Boardman Rotary Club. He attended the Old North Church.
Atty. Smith leaves three daughters, Rachel (Joseph) Parlink of Boardman, Atty. Rebecca (Ron) Albers of Columbus and Judge Beth Smith (Tom Compton) of North Lima; five grandchildren, Joely (Alan) Johnson, Dr. Alison (Joseph) Protain, Michael Albers, Oliver (Danielle) Albers and Mackenzie Compton; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Johnson, Sarah Johnson and Josie Grace Protain.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jeanne M. Struble, whom he married June 2, 1947, and who died Nov. 19, 2008.
Friends may call today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Margaret Ann Thomas, 61
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Margaret Ann Thomas, 61, who departed this life Thursday, July 16, 2009, at her home.
Mrs. Thomas, lovingly known as Anne, was born March 9, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter of Mr. Joseph and Dorothy Queener Carter.
She was a 1966 graduate of East High School and attended Youngstown State University, where she received a certification in Food Service. She had been employed with the Donofrio Home for 10 years, J.C. Penney for five years and General Motors Lordstown, retiring in 2000.
She was a member of UAW Local 1112 and attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was member and assistant secretary of One Good Partner Motor Vehicle Club. Every summer she organized a youth picnic until health problems occurred and she was no longer able to do so.
She leaves to cherish her beloved memory two sons, Tyrone L. (Annette) Thomas Sr. of Youngstown and Chad E. Thomas of Columbus; a daughter, LaTreena (Effrain) Alexander of Deltonia, Fla.; stepchildren, Clyde and Vickie Thomas and Daryl Tomez, all of Youngstown; two sisters, Dorothea H. Stewart of Plantation, Fla. and Verenda L. Carter of Youngstown; a sister-in-law, Valerie E. Carter of Campbell; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, Bill, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony J. Thomas Sr.; a sister, Adele Dolly Carter Martin; and four brothers, Joseph, Kenneth, Everett and Michael Carter.
Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.