Gerald Arnal Sr., 75
NORTH JACKSON - Gerald Arnal Sr., 75, passed away late Friday afternoon, July 24, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.
Mr. Arnal was born March 8, 1934 in Brookfield, a son of the late Sylvain and Eleanor Brown Arnal, and was a lifelong area resident.
Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving for four years during the mid 1950s. He worked in sales for 10 years for Nickels Bakery and subsequently worked for 24 years for Copperweld Steel, retiring in 1984 as a quality compliance recorder.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown, where he was a charter member of the church, a member of the Cursillo Movement and a member of the churchs Mens Club. He also served the parish as an usher and Eucharistic Minister. Jerry also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3930.
Jerry enjoyed family gatherings at his lodge, cherished the time he spent with his family and loved them dearly.
Mr. Arnal leaves his son, Gerald Arnal Jr. of Boardman; his daughter, Michele Prusak of North Jackson; his granddaughter, Elaine Prusak; and a sister, Eleanor McKee of Marysville, Calif.
Jerry will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
His wife, Elaine Kutsko Arnal, whom he married May 11, 1957, passed away Nov. 30, 1981. Two sisters, Loretta Brenner and Mary Theis, and two brothers, Marcel and William Arnal, are also deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
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Carl T. Cunning, 60
POLAND Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown for Carl T. Cunning, 60, who died at his home.
Carl was born Sept. 17, 1948, in Youngstown, a son of Patrick and Eleanor Scheuer Cunning, and was a lifelong area resident.
He had been a class A electrical mechanic for General Electric and Youngstown Service Shop, retiring in 2004 after 30 years.
He was a 1966 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and was a Marine veteran, serving in the Vietnam war.
His wife, Cathy, died in 1997.
Besides his mother of Poland, he leaves five brothers, John (Ella) of Leetonia, Frank of Poland, Paul and Glenn, both of New Springfield and Mark (Caroline) of Lisbon. He also leaves a sister, Clare (Thom) Baldwin of Poland.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions take the form of donations to the senders favorite charity.
Rev. Monsignor Lawrence C. Fye, 76
YOUNGSTOWN - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown for Rev. Monsignor Lawrence C. Fye, 76, the Rector Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. Columba, who entered into eternal life Saturday morning at Humility House.
Monsignor Fye was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Akron, the son of Willis C. and Pauline Clouser Fye.
He began his education at Clinton Elementary School and Sts. Phillip and James School in Canal Fulton. He later graduated from Brunnerdale Seminary in Canton in 1950. He began his college education at St. Joseph College in Indiana until entering St. Gregory Seminary in 1952, and later St. Marys Seminary in Norwood in 1953. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Athenaeum of Ohio in 1955. He later received a Masters in Education from Xavier University in 1959.
He also completed post graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., St. Johns College in Minnesota and Youngstown State University, where he was awarded the Peg Hendricks Family Life Scholarship.
Monsignor Fye was ordained May 30, 1959 at St. Columba Cathedral by Bishop Emmit M. Walsh. His fifty years of ministry began at St. Joan of Arc, where he served as associate Pastor from 1959 to 1961. He then served as a teacher and associate Principal at Youngstown Ursuline High School from 1961 to 1967. In 1967, he served as an administrator at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, during this time he also was a faculty member of the Theology Department of Walsh College in Canton and served as the Newman Chaplain at the Stark County Branch of Kent State University.
In 1970, Fr. Fye was named Family Life Director for the Youngstown Diocese a position he held until 1974, once again he expanded his ministry, serving as the Chaplain at St. Marys Home for the aged and Assumption Nursing Home during this time. He then was named the Pastor of St. Louis Church in Louisville in 1974, serving until 1985 when he was named the Rector/Pastor of St. Columba Cathedral, where he served for over twenty years. He was named Prelate of Honor in 2000 by Pope John Paul II. In addition to serving as Rector of St. Columba, in 2003 he was named Administrator of St. Casimir in Youngstown. Monsignor Fye retired as Administrator of St. Casimir and Rector of St. Columba in 2006.
In addition to his ministerial service, Monsignor Fye also served the community on the executive board, board member or member of the United Cerebral Palsy Committee and Association of Youngstown and Canton, the Canton Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, and the Ecumenical Association, Ohio Right to Life, Louisville Ministerial Association, Louisville Rotary, the Youngstown Downtown Ministerial Association and the board of directors of the Neil Kennedy Alcoholic Clinic.
Monsignor Fye also was a member of the Msgr. John W. Klute General Assembly, and a Fourth Degree member of Faithful Friar Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.
Monsignor Fye is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Hagarman and Margaret Mokris and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty J. Fye and Sister Charles Fye, C.S.A.; and two brothers, Richard E. Fye and Thomas W. Fye.
The family has asked at Monsignors request that material tributes take the form of donations to the St. Columba Endowment for the maintenance and restoration of St. Columba Cathedral.
A service of committal followed by burial will take place Wednesday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.
Friends may call from 2 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.
Professional arrangements are by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes.
Sarah C. Krautner, 84
CAMPBELL Sarah C. Krautner, 84, departed this life and entered the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on July 24.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church.
Sarah was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Youngstown, the daughter of Frank and Carmel DiPalma Chatan.
After graduating from Campbell Memorial High School, she was a secretary at the Ravenna Arsenal during World War II and later had a career as a legal secretary.
She was a member of St. Lucy Church and always participated in the Friday Kitchen Program and the semi-annual Spaghetti Dinners. She was also a member of the St. Elizabeth Knitting Club and enjoyed playing 500 Bid weekly with her friends.
Her husband, John L., whom she married on June 7, 1947, passed away on Aug. 10, 1981.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Sally Krautner (Mario Scalise) of San Francisco, Linda (James) Juillerat of Bradenton, Fla., Michael (Barbara) Krautner of Las Vegas, Cheryl James of Shaker Heights, John Krautner of Campbell and Patricia (Dave) Chevrolet of Solon; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Anthony, Jessica and Page.
Besides her parents and her husband, Sarah was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Brizzi, Angeline Strange, Mary Piccolo, Margaret Hartley and Ann Kessler; and a brother, Peter Chatan.
She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, and a source of strength to her family and friends.
The Krautner family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Tuesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m.
Velma Marcavish, 91
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. Velma Marcavish, 91, formerly of Youngstown, died July 18, 2009 at Hope Mills Retirement Center.
Before moving to Fayetteville, she resided at the Inn at Christine Valley for five years.
She was born June 30, 1918 in Nu Mine, Pa., a daughter of Robert and Florence Runyan Oakley.
She married William Marcavish on Oct. 19, 1940. He passed away on Dec. 6, 1990.
She was an active member of the Boardman Christian Church (Disciples Christian Church) for many years. She was employed by Strouss in downtown Youngstown in the candy department before retiring in 1975.
She devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and needlework.
She leaves a daughter, Carol (Tom) Veauthier of Fayetteville, formerly of Austintown; a son, William (Peggy) Marcavish of Liberty; and grandchildren, Denise (James) Flanagan, Tom (Andrea) Veauthier and Jeffrey Veauthier, all of Fayetteville, Max (Laura) Marcavish of Liberty and Ian Marcavish of Ann Arbor, Mich. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.
Beside her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Disciple Christian Church (Boardman Christian Church), 565 Boardman-Canfield Road at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that Velma be remembered by donations made to the Alzheimers Association.
George Sonny Smith, Jr. 64
CAMPBELL George Sonny Smith Jr., 64, passed away Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 10, 1944 in Warren, the son of George and Eloise Proctor Smith, Sr.
Sonny graduated from Struthers High School and was employed at Cold Metal Products for 34 years as a millwright, retiring in 2000. He was employed at Delphi for eight years and a member of Grace Evangelistic Temple, serving as treasurer and chairman of the Elders Board.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, the former Emaline Brogdon, whom he married Nov. 2, 1963; two sons, Brian (Sabrina) Smith of Florida and Sterling Smith of Campbell; one daughter, Stacey Black of Florida; one sister, Karen Gearo of Mineral Ridge; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Thursday July 30, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Evangelistic Temple.
Calling hours will be Wednesday July 29, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and also Thursday one hour prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services of care entrusted to the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
Mazie H. (Riffel) Stout
BERLIN CENTER Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at North Jackson Cemetery for Mazie H. (Riffel) Stout, formerly of Webster Springs, W.Va., who passed away Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mazie was born June 12, 1935, in Webster Springs, a daughter of the late Hayward and Dovie (Cochran) Riffel.
She was a member of Cherry Falls Chapel in Cherry Falls, W.Va.
Mazie enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, traveling, and reading her Bible, but most of all loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also a NASCAR fan, cheering for her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.
Her husband, Jacob L. Stout, whom she married April 20, 1957, passed away in May 1989, and her son, Michael Stout, passed away in April 1979.
Mazie will be missed by three daughters, Brenda Metts of Canfield, Karen Smith of Newton Falls and Janet Workman of Berlin Center; four grandchildren, Sharon Rowbotham, Paul Metts, David Workman and Tracy Smith; two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Rowbotham and Ava Southern; two brothers; and two sisters.
Besides her parents, husband, and son, Mazie is preceded in death three brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Mary J. Wieda, 90
WARREN Mary J. Wieda, 90, formerly of Ann Street in Niles, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009, at White Oak Manor in Warren.
She was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Niles, the daughter of Mike and Amelia Pasquini English.
Mary was employed as a banquet manager at Town and Country for 30 years before retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, a dedicated festival volunteer, and loyal member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society and Niles Senior Center and its players.
She enjoyed golfing, bowling, dancing, bingo and casino trips.
She will be deeply missed by two daughters, Nancy McGuirk and her husband, Brian of Niles and Mary Ellen Zill and her husband, Gary of Girard; five grandchildren, Jason Bush and his wife, Dara, Kelly Leonard and her husband, Bill, Kimberly Niemi, Wayne Niemi and his wife, Jill and Karen Niemi and her husband, Andrew Morrison; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Niemi; a brother, Tony English; and four sisters, Lena Nicholas, Ann Rashilla, Betty Jerina and Nina Fusco.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mt. Carmel Bereavement Ministry and the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society will conduct prayers at 7:30 p.m..
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating, preceded by a 9 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc., in Niles.
Please visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to send condolences.