Robert Souder Barrow, 86
COLUMBIANA Robert Souder Barrow, 86, a lifelong resident of Columbiana, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at Hospice House in Poland from complications of pneumonia.
Mr. Barrow was born on May 14, 1923 in Columbiana, the son of the late Alfred and Mabel (Souder) Barrow.
Robert was a 1941 Columbiana High School graduate, a 1942 graduate of Howe Military Academy, a 1948 graduate of the Ohio State University. He worked as an engineer and executive vice president at the company his grandfather founded, the Columbiana Boiler Company, all his working life until his retirement in 1989.
He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana, where he served as an elder, deacon and choir member. He was a generous supporter of missions and charitable organizations. He served on the Board of Directors of Seneca Hills Bible Conference in Franklin, Pa., the Board of Directors of the Chlorine Institute, and was a tenor voice with the Salem Jubilee Chorus.
Mr. Barrow served in World War II as an Army Corporal and Liason Officer with the 11th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze star. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 290 of Columbiana for 64 years, which was founded by his father, Alfred Barrow.
Robert was a skilled woodworker and an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Barrow is survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Thompson) Barrow, whom he married on June 9, 1951. He is also survived by one daughter, Susan (Patrick) Schmidt of Waxhaw, N.C.; one son, Alfred (June) Barrow of Greenwood, Ind.; four grandchildren, Emily (Marc) DeJeu, Nathan Barro and Eric and Joy Schmidt; and two great-grandchildren, Joseph and William DeJeu.
Robert was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Cottom.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana, with the Rev. John Bartholomew officiating in the absence of the Rev. Scott Parker.
Burial will be at Columbiana Cemetery, where the American Legion Benjamin Firestone Post No. 290 will conduct a military honors service.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana and one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that material contributions may be made to Seneca Hills Bible Conference in memory of Bob Barrow, Box 288, Franklin, PA 16323.
Friends may visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to view this obituary, sign the guest register or send private condolences.
Peter (Pietro) Bucci, 78
NORTH LIMA - Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Church in Columbiana for Peter (Pietro) Bucci, 78, who passed away Sunday morning at his home.
Peter was born July 8, 1931 in Roccaraso, Italy, the son of Vittorio and Assunta DiBattista Bucci. He immigrated to the United States in 1956.
Peter was employed by the Cement Mason Local No. 179 for over 40 years. He was a member of the Arco Club and a former member of the Sons of Italy Lodge 858 and Lodge 2539. He was also a committee member of St. Ippolitos picnic. Peter was a member of St. Jude Church. He enjoyed playing bocce, gardening and farming.
Peters greatest love was for his family, especially his grandchildren.
Peter leaves his wife, the former Gina Giardini, whom he married April 13, 1958; his three children, Victor (Marcy) Bucci of Atlanta, Deborah (Frank) Giardini of Downingtown, Pa. and Denise (Dale) Varner of Northfield Center; 12 grandchildren; seven brothers; sisters, all of Italy; and several nieces and nephews.
Peter was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and two brothers.
The family will be receiving friends Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Jude Church, 180 7th St., Columbiana, OH 44408.
Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.
The family request that material tributes take the form of donations to the CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334.
Jack E. Chaussard, 80
SHARPSVILLE A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, for Jack E. Chaussard, 80, of 378 Daley Road, who passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at 11:04 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the Intensive Care Unit of Sharon Regional Health System.
Mr. Chaussard was born July 14, 1929 in Wheatland, Pa., the son of George and Rebecca King Chaussard.
A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Farrell High School in 1949. He retired from the former Sharon Steel Corporations Farrell Plant as a roll grinder with 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Josephs Church in Sharon.
Jack enjoyed golfing and bowling and as a bowler he belonged to the PNA bowling league for many years. He especially enjoyed Polka music, dancing, and the basic things in life, such as spending time with his family or simply cutting his lawn and tending to his garden.
His wife, Irene G. Wlodarczyk, whom he married Sept. 18, 1954 survives at home.
He also leaves his son, Bobby Chaussard of Jamestown; his two grandsons, David and Dustin Chaussard; a sister, Marilyn Stanton and her husband, Thomas R. Stanton of Wheatland; his mother-in-law, Sophie Bukus of Hermitage; and his sister-in-law, Sylvia Votino of Sharpsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David A. Chaussard, who passed away Feb. 6, 2006; and his two brothers, George and Bob Chaussard.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Josephs Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St. in Sharon.
Friends may visit www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com to e-mail condolences.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at St. Josephs Church with the time and priest to be announced.
Interment will be at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Jefferson Township.
Christina Marie Dickerson
YOUNGSTOWN There will be graveside services at Belmont Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at 1 p.m. for Christina Marie Dickerson, who passed away July 14, 2009.
She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Ashley Miller and Paul Dickerson Jr.; brother, Davontae Miller; sister, Cherish Dickerson; grandparents, Catherine and Samuel Miller and Barbara Sunderman and Paul Dickerson Sr.
She was preceded in death by a cousin, Delbert Jones Jr.; aunts, Gloria Douglas, Regina Miller and Nola Hathman; and great-grandparents, Virginia and James Dannals Jr.
The family wishes to thankk everyone for donations.
Services have been entrusted to the Howard-Rhoden Memorial Home.
Margaret M. Peg Drohn, 73
SALEM Margaret M. Peg Drohn, 73, of 230 Continental Drive, died at 3:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at Salem Community Hospital.
She was born May 21, 1936 in Hilliards, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew Bowser and Edna (Spike) Smith.
Margaret worked at the P&LE Railroad as a waitress and had previously worked at Coney Island in Youngstown.
Her husband of 40 years, McCloud Drohn, preceded her in death on June 7, 1993.
Survivors include four daughters, Edna Gilliam of North Lima, Frances Richards of Lisbon, Barbara Drohn of Salem and Cindy Bowers of Butler, Pa.; two sons, Fred Drohn of New Waterford and McCloud Jay Drohn of Leetonia; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Soich of McDonald and Helen Clarke of Niles.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Michael Brabrant and Robert Drohn; and two brothers, Dale and Leroy Bowser.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Cramer officiating.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at New Waterford Cemetery.
Florence M. Heid, 89
STRUTHERS Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers for Florence M. Heid, 89, formerly of New Middletown, who died Sunday afternoon in Ivy Woods Manor.
Florence was born July 30, 1920 in Youngstown, a daughter of Charles and Jennie Archer Hoffman and was a lifelong area resident.
She had been a beautician and had operated Florences Beauty Shop in New Middletown for several years. She had also enjoyed sewing and making clothes for people.
She was a graduate of Boardman High School and had belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Paul the Apostle Church.
Her husband, Frederick, whom she married Aug. 24, 1940, and he died Jan. 10, 1981.
She leaves a son, Frederick C. (Emma) of Fort Lauderdale; three daughters, Jennie (Joe) DeSantis of Boardman, Jeannette (her husband, John is deceased) Schaade of Salem and Florence Ann (James) Allen of Canfield; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.
Five brothers and five sisters are deceased.
Friends may call from noon until the time of the services at the funeral home on Wednesday.
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Shirley I. Herrington, 75
CANFIELD Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman for Shirley I. Herrington, 75, who died Saturday evening at her residence.
Shirley was born Nov. 25, 1933 in Benezett, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde A. and Dora Dudley Norman.
She graduated from Bradford High School in Pennsylvania and had worked as a quality operator/backstop for General Electric Ohio Lamp Plant in Warren from 1968 until she retired in 1991. She enjoyed gardening and Scrappers baseball games.
Besides her caretaker and friend of 43 years, Sandra Slack, she leaves two sons, Jesse Herrington Jr. of California and William (Donna) Herrington of Hartville; one daughter, Karen (Tony) Tondy of Columbiana; three grandchildren, Kelly, Melissa and Brian; one great-granddaughter, Paige; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Norman and Clyde Norman, Jr.; two sisters, Charlotte Rohrbaugh and Beverly Cox; and a granddaughter, Tracy Herrington.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the Thompson Funeral Home.
Grace A. Frosty Hillman, 95
NEWTON FALLS Grace A. Frosty Hillman, 95, died, Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at, St. Joseph Health Care Center.
She was born, June 13, 1914 in Brookville, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Emma B. (Ruth) Burkett and lived most of her life in Newton Falls.
Grace was a LPN and had worked for Warren General Hospital. She was member of the First Christian Church in Newton Falls, where she was a Sunday school teacher, Blue Star Mothers, Life member of V.F.W. Post No. 1090 Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge, the Civil Defense and the Golden Voyagers of Southington.
Grace enjoyed traveling, crocheting, bowling and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. She was also a Meals on Wheels Volunteer and a Den Mother for Cub Scouts of America.
Grace is survived by three sons, James (Edie) Daugherty of Warren, Robert (Donna) Daughtery of Napa, Calif. and Carl (Beverly) Cooper of Canfield; one stepson, Terry Daugherty of Mecca; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to four husbands, Audrey Daugherty, Cecil Cooper, Herschel Frost and Herbert Chip Hillman, she was preceded by two sons, Jack and Roy; two brothers, George and Charles; and two sisters, Ruth and Maybelle.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home with calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, and a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Pine Knoll Cemetery, Warren, OH 44430.
Harry W. Hixenbaugh, 82
AUSTINTOWN Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel with the Rev. Lance Huntsman officiating, for Harry W. Hixenbaugh, 82, who died early Sunday morning at Forum Health Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.
He was born Dec. 26, 1926 in Hundred, W.Va., a son of Isaac and Edna (Harlan) Hixenbaugh, and he came to this area in 1950.
He was employed at Packard Electric as a truck driver and tow motor operator for 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during World War II.
He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed playing bingo and poker, traveling to Las Vegas, and was an avid bowler.
Harry was a kind and loving man and will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, the former Carol Host, whom he married Oct. 23, 1950. He also leaves behind six children, Sandra (David) Cramer of Harbor City, Calif., Michael Hixenbaugh of Harbor City, Tom (Jane) Hixenbaugh of Gaston, S.C., Terry Hixenbaugh of Austintown, Randy (Beth) Hixenbaugh of Youngstown and Kit (Ann) Hixenbaugh of Torrance, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Jacob Unger, Sarah, Evan, Terry Allen, Autumn, Nicole, Josh, Cody, Matthew and Rebekah Hixenbaugh; eight great-grandchildren, Garrett, Kane, Astin, Dawson, Olivia, Tallen, Merinda and Taylor; two brothers, Ronnie (Lou) Hixenbaugh and Bill (Dawn) Hixenbaugh, all of Warrenton, Ga.; and three sisters, Kay (Grover) Jobes of Thompson, Ga., Betty (Fred) Anderson of Aliquippa, Pa. and Geraldine Kimble of Hundred, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Edd; and three sisters, Rosalee Hixenbaugh, Lib Himelrick and Caroline Harrison.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the New Brighton Church of Christ in New Brighton, Pa.
Family and friends may visit at www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Christopher Paul Chrissy Hlay, 44
AUSTINTOWN A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with Fr. Stephen Popovich officiating preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 10 a.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Christopher Paul Chrissy Hlay, 44, who passed away at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at the Cleveland Clinic following complications from diabetes.
Chrissy was born May 21, 1965 in Cleveland, the son of Barbara Hlay.
Chrissy was a member of the church and enjoyed golf and music. He was computer savvy and enjoyed raising his dogs, Peanut and Jake.
Chrissy is survived by his mother of the home; a maternal grandmother, Evelyn (Bowman) Hlay; cousin George (Judy) Bowman of Newark, Del.; and a host of friends.
Chrissy was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul Hlay and an uncle, little Paul Hlay.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Stella C. Kiriakou, 69
NEW CASTLE, PA. Stella C. Kiriakou, 69, of Orchard Park Drive, passed away the morning of Aug. 2, 2009, in her home following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Stella was born July 10, 1940 in Warren to the late Emmanuel and Erma Pappas Chrisopoulos.
She married Chris J. Kiriakou on Sept. 2, 1961 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2003.
Stella graduated with a bachelors degree in education from Slippery Rock University and earned a Masters degree in education. She was a retired elementary school teacher from the New Castle School District. She had taught in the Mahoningtown Elementary and George Washington Intermediate Schools.
She is survived by her children, John Kiriakou and his wife, Heather of Arlington, Va., Emanuel Kiriakou and his wife, Heather of Studio City, Calif. and Tina Moulis and her husband, Spiro of Manchester, N.H.; one brother, Tom Chrisopoulos of Youngstown; three sisters, Olympia Hionas of West Middlesex, Pa., Maria Pavlidis of Cleveland and Demetra Koutsoukos of Rhodes, Greece; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband Chris, Stella was preceded in death by one brother, Zane Chrisopoulos and two sisters, Anastasia Leftheris and Yvonne Chrisopoulos.
Visitation is today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road in New Castle.
A procession will leave the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for a funeral at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Castle at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Stylianos Muksuris, assistant to the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, will officiate.
Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa.
Contributions may be made in Stellas name to Sharon Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, 2320 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.
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Mary (Quear) Krake, 65
BOARDMAN Mrs. Mary (Quear) Krake, 65, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at her residence in Youngstown.
Mrs. Krake was employed by Sparkle Market in North Lima as a baker. She was a recent member of the United Methodist Church of North Lima, having been a member of the Free Methodist Church for 20 plus years. She loved old cars, cooking, family and friends.
She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Curatola) Quear.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Krake; three daughters, Debra Love of New Waterford, Laurie Sheely of Glendale, Ariz. and stepdaughter, Denise Watson of Albany, Ga.; four sons, Leonard Williams of Salem, Steven Williams of New Waterford, stepson, Timothy Krake of Albany and stepson, William Krake of Albany; and one brother, Art Quear of Bessemer, Pa.
Arrangements are being handled by the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak St. in Bessemer, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009.
Funeral service will be at the Free Methodist Church in New Middletown on Thursday at 11 a.m., where visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be at the Zion in New Middletown.
Eileen M. Lawson, 72
MESA, ARIZ. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Youngstown, for Eileen M. Lawson, 72, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away Saturday afternoon.
Eileen was born July 2, 1937 in Youngstown, a daughter of Michael and Mary Yurko Rozich. She moved to Arizona in 1974.
Eileen was a 1955 graduate of East High School and worked as a customer service representative for Bank One and as a sales associate at Stein Mart, both while living in Arizona.
She was a member of the Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa and the Youngstown Bowling Association.
Her husband, John J. Jack Lawson, whom she marred March 30, 1974, died July 23, 1992.
Eileen leaves to cherish her memory four daughters, Patti Bryant of Sandusky, Corliss Wright of Dallas, Toni Juergensen of Boardman and Tammy Hray of Cortland; four sons, Richard Gramett of Dallas, Ore., John and William Gramett, both of Girard and John Lawson Jr. of Prescott, Ariz.; one sister, Kathy Jacobs of Santee, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Kolat; and a grandchild.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Eileens family requests that any material tributes be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Ann K. Marshall, 89
AUSTINTOWN - Ann K. Marshall, 89, formerly of Milton Avenue in Youngstown, passed away Friday evening, July 31, 2009, at Austinwoods Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness.
Ann was born Feb. 27, 1920 in Luciusboro, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mary Proschak Titak, and came to this area with her family as a child.
Ann attended Holy Name Elementary School and Chaney High School, and was a homemaker and member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church.
Mrs. Marshall was active as a foster parent in her younger days, helping to raise dozens of infants.
Her husband, Edwin E. Marshall Sr., whom she married Aug. 29, 1939, passed away Dec. 31, 1988.
Ann leaves five sons, Edwin E. Jr. (Roz) Marshall of Youngstown, Richard J. (Connie) Marshall of Warren, Raymond M. (Debbie) Marshall of Poland, David M. (Patti) Marshall of Canfield and Stephen M. Marshall of Youngstown; two daughters, Donna M. (John) Villegas of Ventura, Calif. and Elizabeth A. (Terrence) Check of Chesterland; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a brother, Joseph Titak of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Helen Centofanti of Poland; a daughter-in-law, June Marshall of Liberty Township; and a sister-in-law, Barb Titak of Youngstown.
Ann will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A son, Daniel J. Marshall; a brother, John Titak; and a sister, Mary Senvisky, is deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug., 5, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, and continue at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
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Donald E. McLennan, Ph.D., 89
YOUNGSTOWN Donald E. McLennan, Ph.D., 89, died peacefully Aug. 1, 2009.
He was born Dec. 5, 1919 in London, Ontario, Canada.
Don retired as a professor of physics at Youngstown State University in 1990. He was a proud Canadian, keen observer of political affairs, avid gardener, and reader in a wage range of subjects. He maintained an interest in working out physics problems to the end of his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; his son, Peter; and his sister, Marian MacLennan.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Peter) of Toronto, Ontario, Chris (Martin) Cruttwell of Newmarket, Ontario and Patricia (Thom) MacLennan-Swanger of Eugene, Ore.; by his sons, Doug (Martha) of Arlington, Va., Frank (Juliann) of Youngstown and Rob (Hanna) of Davis Calif.; his sister, Cynthia MacLennan of Stratford, Ontario; his daughter-in-law, Kathy (Peter) of Greenwich, Conn.; his grandchildren, Liz, Meredith, Caroline, Kate, Elliot, Geoffrey, Lydia, Andrew, Ian, Jonathan, Mary, Carolanne and Michael; and by his great-granddaughter, Tesfa.
The family will hold a memorial gathering at Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth Ave. in Youngstown on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. They would welcome all those who wish to join them.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Boardman.
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Kathleen Anne Olson, 61
AUSTINTOWN Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in North Jackson, for Kathleen Anne Olson, 61, who died early Saturday afternoon at her residence.
She was born Aug. 4, 1947 in Youngstown, the daughter of Edward G. and Irene (Evans) Olson, and resided in this area all of her life.
She was a 1965 graduate of Chaney High School and a 1991 graduate of Youngstown State University, earning a bachelors degree in accounting.
She had worked for Home Savings and Loan for 37 years. Most recently, she worked as a member services representative for the Associated School Employees Credit Union in Austintown for three years.
She was an active member and longtime treasurer of the church. She enjoyed traveling, baking pies for the Canfield Fair, for which she won many awards, and she was particularly proud of her involvement with the Mary Martha Circle, the Calon Lon Welsh Club, the Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable, and the ASECU Relay for Life team.
She is survived by her mother, Irene of Austintown; her longtime friend and caregiver, Joanne Bradaick of Struthers; cousins, Robert Evans of North Carolina and Richard Evans and Leslie Davis of Florida; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, Richard and Evelyn Evans; an uncle, Robert Evans; and aunts, Clayre Evans and Grace Provance.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1110 Salem Warren Road, North Jackson, OH 44451.
Family and friends may visit at www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Samuel Petillo, 94
NILES Samuel Petillo, 94, of 413 Bonnie Brae, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 1, 1914 in Niles, the son of Victor and Minnie Bianco Petillo.
Sam was employed as a machinist for Wean Engineering in Warren for over 20 years, before retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Sam, who always thought family came first, will be deeply missed by his wife, Rose Buscicchio Petillo, whom he married June 10, 1939; a son, Victor Petillo of Niles; four grandchildren, Thomas Elliott and his wife, Linda, William Elliott and his wife, Kimberly, V.J. Petillo and his wife, Ronda and Sam Petillo and his wife, Traci; and eight great-grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, Andrea, Maddalena, Gigi, Halli, Emily and Avery.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Petillo.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating.
Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.
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Stephen V. Stoltz Sr. 61
CAMPBELL Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wasko Funeral Home with Father Michael Swierz officiating for Stephen Vincent Stoltz Sr. 61, who passed away unexpectedly the morning of August 1 at East Liverpool Hospital.
Stephen was born Oct. 11, 1947 in Youngstown, the son of Helen A. Stoltz and John J. Koshar.
Steve was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 1st Air Calvary Division in Vietnam, receiving two Purple Hearts during battle.
He worked for U.S. Steel for three years and Delphi Packard Electric for 31 years consecutively.
He was a dear friend to all, an open ear to listen, never judging, and always knew the right words to have you in stitches and brighten your day. He has a passion for the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He loved spending time with his wife, son and his friends. He loved wildlife and leaves behind his dear animals that will truly miss him.
Steve was loved by many and leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and childhood sweetheart of 40 years, with whom he shared his life with, Marilyn Musser Stoltz and their beloved and only son, Steven Stoltz Jr.; a sister, Mary Anna Stoltz; mother-in-law, Wilma Musser; sisters-in-law, Vicky (Kenneth) Bragalone, Pat (Dave) Basista and Denise DeGeorge; a brother-in-law, William (Nancy) Musser Jr.; and many beloved nieces and nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen and father, John; his aunt, Emma Stoltz; and his father-in-law, William Musser Sr.
The Stoltz family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Interment will be held at St. John Catholic Cemetery Thursday will full Military Honors.