Mary Martha Zig Barnes, 77
CANFIELD Mary Martha Zig Barnes, 77, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, after a brief illness and surrounded by her family.
Mary was born in Youngstown on Dec. 31, 1931, a daughter of Clement and Pauline Klein Smreck.
She graduated from Wilson High School in 1946 and was a member of St. Charles Church in Boardman.
She worked for many years at the McKelvey Store in downtown Youngstown, the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Youngstown, and Borden Dairy Company, but she was devoted to her family and always put them first.
Mary loved celebrating the traditional family holidays, especially Easter, Christmas and New Years. In her later years, she enjoyed tending to flower gardens, not only at her own home but also at the homes of her son and daughter.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, David R. Barnes, whom she married in 1958, and who died in 1998 and by her sister, Magdeline Koziel.
She is survived by her daughter, Darlene A. Koziorynsky of Boardman; her son, James D. (Sharon) Barnes of North Lima; her sisters, Margaret Swansinger of Boardman and Tillie Chachko of Struthers; her brother, Clement Smreck of Austintown; and by the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Jerry F. Koziorynsky Jr. and Matthew K. Koziorynsky, who knew her affectionately as Bubba.
Friends may call at the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 5925 Market St. in Boardman on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow.
Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
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Marilyn R. Bellitt, 79
NILES Services will be at 7 p.m. today at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, for Marilyn R. Bellitt, 79, who passed away Sunday at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Bellitt was born June 21, 1930 in Niles, a daughter of Delbert C. and Helen Hubbard Minahan.
She was a 1948 graduate of Howland High School. Marilyn worked at Moen Faucet in Elyria for 17 years. She was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles and St. Anthony Shrine.
Her husband, James Bellitt, whom she married Feb. 12, 1972, died in 1989.
She leaves a daughter, Penny Taylor of Niles; two sons, Mike Taylor of Niles and Christopher (Patsy) Taylor of Dallas; 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Natasha, Devin, Jennifer, Anthony, Christopher, Jessica, Christine, Kyle, Autumn and Angelica; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Taylor; and a sister, Rae Jean Williamson.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Natalie J. Bronson, 74
KINSMAN Natalie J. Bronson, 74, died on Aug. 4, 2009, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Warren, the daughter of Woodrow W. and Marvel M. (Lozier) Young.
She was a 1953 graduate of Braceville High School.
On Feb. 26, 1953 she married E. James Bronson.
Natalie worked for Packard Electric for over 15 years. With the help of parents, Woody and Marvel Young and Carl and Eva Bronson and her husband, Jim, they built Bronzwood Golf Course in Kinsman. The first nine holes were built in 1964 and they added the second nine holes in 1971. At the golf course Natalie was the manager, shop attendant, cook and maintained the flowerbeds at the course. She ran the junior league golf for many years, and gave generously of her time and donating to any local cause that asked of her. Natalie enjoyed playing euchre, going snowmobiling, was a great golfer and most of all, being with her family, friends and golden retriever Honey Bear.
Natalie was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Lois M. Blazsek and Betty Grunder.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, E. James Bronson; two daughters, Marti R. (Joe) Moses of Statesville, N.C. and Jamie J. Bronson of Kinsman; three sons, Carl W. (Patricia) Bronson of Bunell, Florida, Timothy T. (Dana) Bronson of Duncan, Okla. and Lee J. (Bunny Magdych) Bronson of Kinsman; a sister, Judy A. (Charles) Miller of Masury; six grandchildren, Jessica, Casi, Cory, Rodney, Kara and Christopher; great-grandson, Evan Cade; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite No. 1010, Rockville, MD 20852 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
A memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family who would like to thank everyone who took a minute out of their day to say hey Nat hows it going.
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Joseph E. Byler, 77
GREEN TOWNSHIP Joseph E. Byler, 77, died at 4:19 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 4, 1932 in East Brook, Pa., son of the late Rudy H. and Mattie (Hostetler) Byler.
He moved to Canfield in 1953, where he was adopted by the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Derringer) Riehl.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957, and worked on the Riehl Family farm. He also had worked at AFC Corporation in Canfield, the Mack Truck of Youngstown, and Leaseway Motor Freight in Lordstown, where he was a diesel mechanic.
He was a very active member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church and served in many capacities. He served in all board positions, teaching, being a leader and guide for the church.
Joseph liked to spend time with his grandchildren, traveling with his wife and restoring and showing hit-and-miss engines.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Luella Mae Stack, whom he married Jan. 2, 1956. He is also survived by a son, Eugene E. and wife, Tracey Byler of Canfield; a sister, Anna Byler of Guy Mills, Pa.; a brother, Elmer Byler of Punxsutawney, Pa.; two adopted sisters, Hazel Scott of Columbiana and Carolyn McDorman of New Comerstown; two adopted brothers, Gordon and his wife, Jane Ann Riehl of Howard and Jay and his wife, Christine Riehl of Canfield; three grandchildren, Matthew, Laura and Carissa Byler; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Delene Wilkinson; five sisters, Laura Byler, Susie Byler, Lydia Hershberger, Christine Byler and Margaret Byler; and a brother, Roman H. Byler.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Locust Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Noble officiating. The burial will follow with full military honors in the church cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home in Salem (330-332-4401).
The family would like to especially thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Salem Community Hospital for the loving care given to Joseph and the family.
Herman K. Cunningham, 68
NILES Herman K. Cunningham, 68, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born March 12, 1941 in East Liverpool, the son of Ray and Mary Kelly Cunningham.
He was a 1959 graduate of East Liverpool High School, and was employed at General Motors Lordstown for 25 years, before retiring in 1993. He was also employed as a tour bus driver for Ohio Valley and McCarter Coach and Tours for 27 years and drove school bus in Columbiana County.
He was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, its Eucharistic minister and alter server and a member of Austintown Knights of Columbus 3rd degree, Niles Knights of Columbus Council 1681, and the Monsignor Francis J. Lavery 4th Degree General Assembly.
He was also a member of the Warren Chapter Harley Owners Group, the Jolly Boys Monday Night Gang, enjoyed riding his Harley, and was always there to help people fix things.
Herman, who always had a smile on his face, will be deeply missed by his wife, Joyce Duffalo Cunningham, whom he married July 25, 1997; two sons, Mark Cunningham of Akron and Brian Cunningham and his wife, Traci of Columbus; a stepson, James Nuzzi of Niles; a daughter, Lorrie Wagner of Alabama; a stepdaughter, Teresa Heasley of Painsville; two brothers, Don Cunningham and his wife, Susan of New Waterford and Robert Cunningham and his wife, Mary of Lisbon; two sisters, Anna Hanby of Columbus, and Alice Harrison of Ocala, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brian Cunningham II, Annie Cunningham, Jessica Anglin, Celeste Hawkins, Erika Hawkins and Alexis Hawkins; three great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren, Bill Heasley III, Brandon Heasley, Audrey Nuzzi and Vincent Nuzzi; former stepson-in-law, Bill Heasley Jr, who was a dear helpful friend; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Monsignor Robert Reidy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Frank Hanby and Robert Harrison.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating.
Herman who helped all in life is donating vital organs in death so someone may be able to live
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.
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Veronica M. Dlwgosh, 85
YOUNGSTOWN Veronica M. Dlwgosh, 85, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, 2009, at Assumption Village.
Veronica was born Jan. 20, 1924 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Anna Serenko Sefcik, was a graduate of Chaney High School, and a lifelong area resident.
She was a dedicated homemaker and also worked at McKelveys, Livingstons and Bank One, retiring in 1980.
She was a member of St. Dominic Church in Youngstown.
Mrs. Dlwgosh leaves two daughters, Deidre E. Vanish of Youngstown and Kathleen A. (Albert) Guesman of Columbiana; two sons, Keith E. (Karen) Dlwgosh of Youngstown and Chester (Marie) Dlwgosh of McDonald; 12 grandchildren, Dawn, Jason, Andrea, Cari, Jessica, Keith Jr., Sarah, Kristen, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Angela, and Chester Jr., 15 great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Skylar, Alyssa, Tylor, Alexis, Mya, Seth, Bastien, Lilly, Connor, Jonathan, Lucas, Ethan, Kalina and Mason; two brothers, John Sefcik and Michael Sefcik; and two sisters, Mary Komsa and Helen Pinter.
Her husband, Emil P. Dlwgosh, whom she married April 22, 1950, died Oct. 23, 1993. A brother Joseph Sefcik and two sisters, Agnes Kozlowsky and Ann Patrick are also deceased.
Family and friends may call Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home and continue at 1 p.m. at St. Dominic Church.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
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Charles Charlie Hnatiw, 95
AUSTINTOWN Charles Charlie Hnatiw, 95, passed away peacefully Monday evening, Aug. 3, 2009, at his home with his family at his side.
Charles, who was also affectionately known as Little Uncle, was born May 9, 1914 in Youngstown, a son of the late Anthony and Julia Hnatiw, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Hnatiw worked for 42 years for U.S. Steel, Ohio Works, and was a member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, where he was a church councilman. Charlie was also active in the churchs pyrohy project, and helped with the dismantling of the former McKay Machine Shop, adjacent to the church, which made room for the churchs beautiful shrine.
Charlie enjoyed bowling and golf, bowling with the U.S. Steel League, and golfing in the Holy Trinity - St. Anne Golf League and with the Holy Trinity Seniors.
Mr. Hnatiw leaves his beloved wife of nearly 69 years, Catherine Borovitcky Hnatiw, whom he married Aug. 10, 1940; a daughter, Patricia Hnatiw at home; two granddaughters, Anastasia Chovan and Catherine Chovan, both of Seattle, Wash.; three nephews, Anthony (Helen) Fusco of Youngstown, Robert (Rita) Fusco of Youngstown and Chuck (Bette) Shellogg of Poland; two nieces, Shirley (Edward) Edwards of Austintown and Mary Ann Komara of Struthers; and many extended family members and many, many friends.
Charlie will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A daughter, Carol Ann Chovan; two sisters, Mary Shellogg and Ann Fusco; and a brother, Zachary Hnatiw, are deceased.
Family and friends may call on Friday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown, where a panachida service will take place at 4 p.m.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church on West Rayen Avenue in Youngstown.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Charlies family would like to extend special thanks to Annie and Kay Borovitcky for their help, kindness shown, and care given to Charlie during his illness.
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Carol Howard, 67
CLEVELAND Born in Youngstown, Carol Howard, 67, passed away Aug. 2, 2009.
She is survived by her children, Allison Howard, Deirdrea Churchman and Lavonya Howard (deceased); her mother, Helen M. (Partee) Parr; her siblings, Annette Lee, Donna Saulters, Tyrone Peaks and Charles Partee.
The viewing will be on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at the Watsons Funeral Home, 10913 Superior Ave. in Cleveland (216-721-0066).
The funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Worship Center, 21601 Euclid Ave. in Euclid, where friends may call one half hour prior to the services, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
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Abraham Jeffries Jr., 68
YOUNGSTOWN Abraham Jeffries Jr., 68, passed away Thursday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
He was born Dec. 8, 1940 in Warren, the son of Abraham and Eva Matlock Jeffries.
Mr. Jeffries was employed by American Welding, retiring in 2005.
He is survived by his four sons, Terrance Jeffries of Warren, Abraham Jeffries of Cortland, Stephen Jeffries of Erie, Pa. and Rance Jeffries of New Castle, Pa.; four daughters, Bridget Boykin of Alliance, Dee Dee Jeffries of Cortland, Yolanda Roper of Warren and Mykin Jeffries of New Castle; two sisters, Betty Johnson and Evelyn Lewis, both of Warren; and his companion, Geraldine Bryant of Youngstown.
Memorial services will be Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home, Warren Chapel.
Rosemary Lyden, 78
CANFIELD A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church in Canfield, for Rosemary Lyden, 78, who died Monday evening at Hospice House.
Mrs. Lyden was born Jan. 29, 1931 in Youngstown, the daughter of William and Agnes Bridget McGinty.
She graduated from Ursuline High School in 1949 and from Choffin School of Practical Nursing in 1972. Mrs. Lyden was employed as a practical nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Center for 21 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of St. Michael Church.
Besides her husband, Thomas F. Lyden Sr., whom she married July 4, 1953, she is survived by five children, Thomas F. (Mary Alice) Jr. of Austintown, Bridget L. (Gary) McDaniel of Baden, Pa., William M. Lyden of Youngstown, Eileen (James) Hyland of Boardman and Kathryn (Ralph) Farina of Powell; a brother, Thomas A. Timlin of Naples, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Timlin.
Family and friends may call Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Austin Woods Nursing Center.
The family request that memorial contributions take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley.
Rexford L. Miller, 66
AUSTINTOWN Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, officiated by Pastor Russ Adams, for Rexford L. Miller, 66, who passed away Tuesday evening at Hospice House.
Mr. Miller was born Aug. 5, 1942 in Youngstown, a son of Mary Capogreco.
He was a 1961 graduate of The Rayen School and was a machinist at Wean Industries from 1966 to 1993.
He was a supervisor at Lantermans Mill in Mill Creek Park. He loved Mill Creek Park and he loved to play pool and played in many tournaments.
Rexford was a veteran of the Army, serving in Vietnam as an MP from 1964 to 1966.
He leaves his daughter, Carla M. Miller of Boardman; his companion, Patricia Vuletich of Youngstown; two brothers, Fred Capogreco of Youngstown and Bud Miller of Mansfield; and two sisters, Sue Hartson of Girard and Judith ODriscoll of Hubbard.
Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Beverly Jarvis, Catherine Finamore, Sarah Bigelow and Betty Baldwin.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Rexs memory to the Mill Creek Metroparks, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
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Edward M. Roman Sr., 85
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers and at 10 a.m. at St. Dominics Church in Youngstown, for Edward M. Roman Sr., 85, who passed away Tuesday at Hospice House.
Edward was born in Campbell on Jan. 23, 1926, a son of Michael and Anna Costick Roman.
He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School.
Edward married Mary Jane Angelo on June 14, 1952.
He was in the Navy during World War II.
Edward was employed by Commercial Motor Freight and then Commercial Lovelace and retired after 33 years of service.
He was a member of St. Dominics Church in Youngstown and was past commander of the VFW Post No. 93.
Edward leaves his wife, Mary Jane; two sons, Edd (Louann) Roman of Warren and Robert Roman of Youngstown; three daughters, Mary Ann (Kenn) Simon of Austintown, Paula (Ted) Hassay of Mineral Ridge and Patti (Jim) Smith of Liberty; one brother, Jerry Roman of Campbell; one sister, Rita Toker of Youngstown; eight grandchildren, Michael Bydo, Eddie Roman, Priscilla Roman, Robbie Roman, Jason Simon, Jenn Simon, Angie Bechtel and Jim Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Iliana Smith.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents and one son, David, who died in 1980.
Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
Donations in Edwards name may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
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Mary Ann Colucci Rossetti
AUSTINTOWN Mary Ann Colucci Rossetti passed away Aug. 4, 2009, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born May 11, 1937 in Youngstown, the daughter of August and Rose Briganti Colucci.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Cash Rossetti, whom she married on Jan. 11, 1958.
She is also survived by her daughters, Roseann and Dan Teminsky of Austintown and Denise and James Hardie of Poland; a son, Frank Rossetti of Austintown; grandchildren, Cassidy Teminsky, Nathan Teminsky, Lindsey Hardie and Jamie Hardie; and a great-grandson, Aiden Hardie Butera.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Frank and John Colucci.
Mary Ann was a 1955 graduate of East High School.
She worked for Gray Drugs and retired from Holowachs Sparkle and was a homemaker.
She leaves behind sisters-in-law, Theresa Colucci and Mary Colucci and a special brother-in-law, John Rossetti.
Mary Ann was a wonderful cook and baker and always enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
She enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas and Mountaineer.
Mary Ann was of the great Catholic faith and a member of St. Columba Cathedral Parish.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Riccardi, Dr. Chris Knight and the staff at the Hope Cancer Care Center for their compassion and care during her battle with cancer.
A special thank you to Father John Keehner and the Cathedral family for their support, thoughts and prayers.
She leaves to cherish her lifetime friends, Ann Clement, Joanne Swierz, Helen Williot and Marie Harrison and deceased friend, Donna Antal.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Fabrizio Funeral Home, 619 E. Indianola Ave. in Youngstown.
A funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Cathedral.
Stephen W. Rushen, 84
AUSTINTOWN Prayers will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with Fr. Stephen Popovich officiating for Stephen W. Rushen, 84, who passed away Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Stephen was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Youngstown, the son of Stephen and Ann (Kopnitsky) Rushen.
Stephen graduated from Campbell Memorial High School, class of 1943.
After graduation, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy in January of 1944 to 1946, serving in North Africa, Italy, and Southern France. He was awarded the European-African Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Service Medal.
He attended Carneigie Tech, where he studied engineering.
Stephen was employed with U.S. Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1983 as a supervisor in Power and Fuel.
Stephen was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0888, Knights of Columbus McDonald Fr. Coan Council No. 4658 as a charter and honorary life member, charter member of the Austintown AARP Chapter 4339, a trustee with the 55 Plus Club of Mineral Ridge.
Stephen loved building model airplanes, but he enjoyed most working on his HO model train scale replica of the U.S. Steel Youngstown Works. He was a fan of the Pittsbugh Steelers and Notre Dame Football teams.
His greatest love was for his family, especially being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Stephen leaves his wife, the former Helen V. Noufer whom he married Jan. 15, 1947 at St. Patrick Church in Youngstown; his children, Pamela (Ivan) Croell of Austintown, William (Marilyn) Rushen of McDonald, Deborah (Dennis) Barnhart of Butler, Pa. and Mary (Kirk) Gegick of Wadsworth; his grandchildren, Melissa Pittman, William Rushen, Lisa Netroe, Stephen Rushen, serving in the Army in Texas, Rebecca Dancik, Victoria Rushen, Virginia Gegick, and Katerina Gegick; his great-grandchildren, Michael Rushen, Joshua Pittman, Melanie and Sarah Netroe, Morgan and Tyler Rushen, and Evan and Madeline Dancik; his brother, Charles (Roseann) Rushen of Boardman; his sister, Eva Tiihonen of Alpharetta, Ga.; many nieces and nephews; and two special nieces, Jeannie Giansante and Barbara Potts, both of Youngstown.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Stephen Edward in 1961.
The family will be receiving friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
The Rosary will be recited by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3930 Monsignor Mears Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Nels E. Scheel, 83
COLUMBIANA Nels E. Scheel, 83, of state Route 558, passed away at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic following complications of heart surgery the previous week.
Nels was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Spencer, Wis., the son of the late Roland E. and Louise (Hake) Scheel, and had moved to Ohio in 1940.
A graduate of Sharpsville High School, he received his bachelors degree in accounting from Youngstown College and his masters degree from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre, and following his college training worked as corporate controller for Century Food Markets in Youngstown and as treasurer/controller for Golden Dawn Foods in Sharon, Pa. Following his retirement, he was a self-employed consultant. He also taught accounting on a part-time basis at Youngstown State University for 40 years.
He was an active member of the Lisbon First Christian Church, where he served as an Elder and in various other capacities. He was a past member of the Crestview Board of Education, and was currently serving on the board of the Columbiana Community Foundation and the MRDD board. He was also a 32nd degree member of the Hartford Masonic Lodge.
He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, the former Elaine Carlisle, whom he married Aug. 28, 1949; his children, Thomas (Jennie) Scheel of Lisbon, John (Carolyn) Scheel of Columbiana, Martha (Dana) Flemming of Willoughby, Mark (Kathy) Scheel of Canfield and Mary Ellen (Anthony) Gallo of Hudson; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Nels was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Scheel; his sister, Betty Wright; and his nieces, Bonnie Mitchell and Donna Garrett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Lisbon First Christian Church, 225 East Washington St., Lisbon, OH 44432, the American Heart Association, or to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may also visit at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com to view this obituary and send online condolences.
Eugene R. Gene Sharp Sr., 76
AUSTINTOWN A funeral service will take place on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Eugene R. Gene Sharp Sr., 76, who passed away Monday morning at his daughters residence in Austintown.
Gene was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Seward, Pa., the son of the late Bruce and Anna (Smith) Sharp.
He was a 1950 graduate of Chaney High School.
Gene worked for over 30 years as a machinist with Hynes Industries.
Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. tide water for four years during the Korean War.
Gene enjoyed gardening, photography and studying law.
Gene was married to the former Audrey Elizabeth Walters on July 13, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2007.
Gene is survived by his two children, Rey Beth (Sandra) Sharp of Austintown and Gene (Diane) R. Sharp Jr. of Youngstown; two sisters, Joan Agler of Austintown and Kathy (Roger) Hatcher of Poland; a brother, Bruce (Becky) Sharp of Michigan; three grandchildren, Deanna (Brian) Seruga, Gene (Destiny) Sharp III and Gena Rey Sharp; and three great-grandchildren, Mia, Nathan and Arabella.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
James R. Steinbeck Jr., 50
CANFIELD - Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel for James R. Steinbeck Jr., 50, who died Tuesday morning at his home from undetected coronary artery disease.
Jim was born Sept. 12, 1958 in Youngstown, the son of James R. and Donna L. Garman Steinbeck.
He was a 1976 graduate of Chaney High School and later served in the U.S. Air Force. He then worked at Superior Beverage, then Tri County Distributors and most recently for the Mahoning County Engineers office for over 15 years.
Jim was an avid golfer and was a member of the John J. Buckley Post of the Catholic War Vets and its golf league. He also enjoyed coaching his sons Tri-T Boardman baseball team.
He is survived by his companion, Barb Kren; his parents, James and Donna Steinbeck of Las Vegas; a daughter, Brittany Steinbeck of Boardman;, a son, Jimmy Steinbeck of Boardman; a sister, Karen (Pearly) Carr of Austintown; two brothers, Robert (Stephanie) Steinbeck of Pittsburgh and Jeffrey Steinbeck of Las Vegas; and four nephews, Michael, Matthew and David Steinbeck and David Carr.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
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Helen J. Weamer, 97
NORTH JACKSON A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Ellsworth Presbyterian Church for Helen J. Weamer, 97, who died Tuesday morning at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Helen Josephine was a sweet gentle spirit, who enriched the lives of all who knew her. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were blessed by her love and devotion. Her legacy of prayer, stories, humor and music will live forever in the hearts of the countless people she held dear.
Helen was born Jan. 15, 1912 in Erie, Pa., the daughter of Alex and Josephine (Fredrich) Rotar and moved to North Jackson in 1950.
She joined the Ellsworth Presbyterian Church in 1953 and was a very active member serving as Sunday School Superintendent, choir director, deacon and elder. She also directed many musicals and variety shows at the church to help raise money. She was a past Noble Grand of the Carol Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the Rotar Family Choir, who performed at local churches, and also had 51 years of perfect attendance at the Rotar Family Reunion.
Helen also was an Avon Lady for many years. She loved flowers and gardening. Along with her husband, George, they organized Cub Scout Pack 32 through the Ellsworth Presbyterian Church which still meets at the church.
Helen is survived by sons, George and Sherry Weamer, with whom she made her home and Roy and Carol Weamer of Struthers; daughter-in-law, Kathy Weamer of Beaver Dam, Va.; brother, Donald Rotar of Girard; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Weamer, whom she married May 19, 1935, and who died Aug. 2, 1980; her son, Robert; brothers, Walter, Robert, Alex, Charles, Rudy and William; and sisters, Elsa Jones and Dorothy Kersten.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church, prior to the services.
The family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley or the Ellsworth Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
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Sue Marie Zone, 87
YOUNGSTOWN Prayers will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown for Sue Marie Zone, 87, who passed away Tuesday morning at Austinwoods Nursing Center.
Sue was born Dec. 3, 1921 in Youngstown, the daughter of Tony and Antonette (Vechiarella) Zone.
Sue graduated from The Rayen School.
During World War II, she was employed at General Fireproofing and then was employed in the Dietary Department at St. Elizabeth Health Center for 39 years.
Sue was a member of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Legion of Mary, and the Senior Citizens of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Sue leaves a sister, Stella Zone of Youngstown; two brothers, Pio James Zone and Anthony Zone, both of Austintown; a niece, Ruth Ann Shaw; three nephews, Frank, Carmen and Jim Zone; and her guardian angels, Dee (Delores) Vicarel and Joanne Colla.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frank Zone.
The family will be receiving friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.