John D. Battaglia, 79
GIRARD John D. Battaglia, 79, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic.
John was born May 19, 1930 in Pelero, Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Fortunato and Carmela Battaglia. He came to Girard in 1938 from Italy.
John retired from General Motors, where he was a welder. Prior to working at GM, he work at the Ohio Leather Company in Girard.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the Army and received three Bronze Stars. While in the Army, he was involved in the Inchon Landing, Outpost Harry, Kunaw Valley and the battle of Heartbreak Ridge.
John was a member of St. Rose Church and the VFW Post 419 in Girard. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, and loved Notre Dame. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Fahr, whom he married on May 13, 1961. He is also survived by his son, John and Melissa Battaglia of McDonald; three daughters, Mary and Remo DiFelice of Austintown, Carla and Patrick Tondo of Girard and Ann and Mark Biamonte of Girard; three brothers, Pasty Battaglia of Austintown, Raymond and Linda Battaglia of Girard and Dominic and Marlene Battaglia of McDonald; one sister, Catherine and Victor Christy of Girard. He leaves seven grandchildren, Patrick, Morgan, Nina, Gianna, CaraMia, Isabella and Carmen Giovanni.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Dominic.
Calling Hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Rose Church.
There will be prayers at 9:30 a.m. prior to the church Mass at the McClurkin Funeral Home on Saturday morning.
Dr. Harold Hal Winfield Bowman, 77
ODESSA, FLA. Dr. Harold Hal Winfield Bowman, 77, died on July 28, 2009 unexpectedly after a short stay in the hospital.
Hal was born Oct. 27, 1931 in India while his parents, Karl and Nellie, were serving in the mission field.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Anne (Harper) and two sons, Scott (wife Heidi) and Todd (wife Mindy). He was also the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Karl Bowman, as well as other family in Western Pennsylvania, John and Maureen Harper, Jim and Leslie Harper, and Jake and Kaylee Harper.
Dr. Bowman was pastor of the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Youngstown from 1967 to 1982.
Pasquale (Patsy) Circelli, 76
NEW CASTLE, PA. Pasquale (Patsy) Circelli, 76, of Roosevelt Street, died the afternoon of July 29, 2009 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
He was born April 27, 1933 in S. Bartolomeo in Galdo, Benevento, Italy and was the son of the late Vincenzo and Maria Pasquale D'Andrea Circelli.
He married the former Donatina (Dina) Colatruglio on Nov. 12, 1956. She survives.
Mr. Circelli worked as a welder for City Welding and retired after 43 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and wine making. He was a member of St. Vitus Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Patti Medure and husband Anthony of New Castle; a son, Vince Circelli and wife Pamela of Lowellville; a brother, Antonio Circelli and wife Pasqualina of Pisa, Italy; three sisters, Lucia Pepe and husband Antonio of Pisa, Italy, Carmelina Ricciardi and husband Leonardo of S. Bartolomeo, Italy and Angelina Gallo and husband Donato of London, Ontario Canada; two grandchildren, Patsy Circelli and Vincent Circelli; and two stepgrandchildren; Anthony Medure and Michael Medure.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Assunta DAndrea and Giovannina Colatruglio and a brother, Donato Circelli.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 941 S. Mill St.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vitus Church.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. for church.
The Reverend Father James Gretz will officiate.
Entombment will be at Parkside Cemetery Mausoleum.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to send online condolences and to view the obituary.
Andrew G. Dutko, 83
YOUNGSTOWN Prayers will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church for Andrew G. Dutko, 83, who passed away early Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center with his children at his side.
Andy was born June 17, 1926 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Mary Kmetz Dutko.
He was a 1944 graduate of Chaney High School and later served in the Navy during World War II as a radio operator, stationed in the Marshall Islands and in Okinawa. He had worked as a plumber for Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 396 for over 35 years starting in 1952 until his retirement in 1987.
He was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church, the Catholic War Veterans, John J. Buckley Post, was a longtime member of the Scholl-Choffin golf league, enjoyed bowling, polka dancing and his trips to Vegas.
His wife, the former Julia A. Stanislav, whom he married Jan. 20, 1951, died Dec. 15, 2006.
He is survived by his daughter, Marsha Dutko, with whom he made his home in Youngstown; two sons, David (Cheryl) Dutko of Boardman and Richard Dutko of Diamond; a sister, Mildred Onder of Youngstown; and five grandchildren, Matthew, Kristi, Jessica, Amy and David Dutko.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Stefko and two brothers, Joe and John Dutko.
Friends may call from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and to send condolences.
Harry H. Finney, 77
LAKE MILTON Harry H. Finney, 77, passed into eternal life on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown.
He was born on March 23, 1932, in Newport, the son of Charles Oliver and Myra Isdaor (Holloway) Finney.
Harry married the love of his life, Catherine M. Harris on Aug. 26, 1962 and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage together before her passing on Jan. 28, 2009.
He had lived in Lake Milton for the past 35 years, formerly of Dennison, Ohio.
Harry worked as a millwright for General Motors for 311/2 years before retiring in 2002. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on cars.
Memories of Harry will be carried on by his loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; three sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at the James Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at noon, with calling hours one hour prior to service time from 11 a.m. to noon.
Burial will be at Vaughn Cemetery in Lake Milton.
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Arrangements are being handled by the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St. in Newton Falls.
John G. Frank, 79
GIRARD John G. Frank, 79, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Liberty Health Care.
John was born on Aug. 5, 1929 in Boswell, Pa., the son of Jake and Tillie Frank.
John retired from the Brainard Rivet Company in 1992, where he worked for many years.
He was a Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Youngstown, and a former member of the churchs UP BEAT Club.
John is survived by his wife, the former Angela Setinsek, whom he married March 18, 1950. He is also survived by three sons, John Allen Frank of Columbus, Gerald Lee Frank of Atlanta and Robert Wayne Frank of Canton; one sister, Rose Mary Walker of Summerset, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Sarah, Kelly and David.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
Funeral services will be at noon on Monday at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
Walter E. Kuykendall, 84
VERMILION Walter E. Kuykendall, 84, formerly of Youngstown, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Community Health Partners in Lorain following a brief illness.
He was born March 8, 1925 in Westernport, Md.
He grew up in West Virginia and moved to Youngstown in 1957, where he lived until moving to Vermilion last year to be near his daughter.
Walt served in the U.S. Navy, and worked as an overhead garage door installer for Omega Garage Door Company in Youngstown.
He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in New Springfield and the Birmingham Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ralph Malewski of Vermilion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Rumer) Kuykendall in 1980 and parents, Robert and Gladys (Wilson) Kuykendall.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Burial will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery in Youngstown.
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Nelle E. (White) Rundle, 102
VERMILION Nelle E. (White) Rundle, 102, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Kingston of Vermilion after a four month illness.
She was born Aug. 25, 1906 in Youngstown. She has been a Vermilion resident for the past 25 years moving from Youngstown.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Republic Steel in Youngstown, and at the Mahoning County Board of Health as a secretary and bookkeeper.
She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Amherst, and a former member of the Church of the Open Door in Elyria. She played piano at the Calvary Baptist Church in Youngstown and played both piano and organ at the Youngstown Market Street Baptist Church. She was a member of Eastern Star Trias Chapter in Youngstown and the Madeline Chapter of Eastern Star in Vermilion.
She enjoyed needlepoint and music and was the first to play piano on WKBN in Youngstown.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn J. Rundle of Vermilion; several nieces and nephews; and her adopted family, Bunny Forrider of Vermilion, Eric Lewis of North Olmsted and David Lewis of Scranton, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pierce Rundle in 1977; her sisters, Virginia Harbison, and Helen Jordon; brothers, William and Thomas White; and her parents William and Ethel (Jackson) White.
Friends may call Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St. in Vermilion.
The Reverend Dr. Arnold Flealge, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church will officiate.
Interment will be held Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Youngstown.
Please visit www.riddlefuneralhome.com to send online condolences.
Jean E. (Dutch) St. Clair, 88
CANFIELD Jean E. (Dutch) St. Clair, 88, who accepted her Savior into her heart, went to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Jean was born Aug. 17, 1920 in Enon Valley, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Emmet and Hazel Marie (Hum) Dutch
Jean retired from Holowach Sparkle Market in Cornersburg and was a member of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church.
Jean enjoyed baking, was an avid reader and traveler, enjoyed crocheting, was computer savvy and most of all she enjoyed the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jean was married on July 15, 1939 to David Edgar St. Clair, and he preceded her in death.
Jean is survived by three children, Linda (Chuck) Miller of Austintown, Marie (Richard) Giering of Goodyear, Ariz. and Billie Dee (St. Clair) Lafferty, with whom she made her home; a son-in-law, Herman Kloos of Greenford; a sister, Marie Dutch Scruggs of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Kloos; a grandson, Donald Kloos; and two brothers, Gordon and Carl Dutch.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Contant Love, 4105 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30345.
Caring and professional arrangements are being handled by the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.