Helen B. Anetsko, 79
STRUTHERS Helen B. Anetsko, 79, passed away Aug. 12, 2009.
Mrs. Anetsko was born Aug. 27, 1929 in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of Antoni and Anna Boda Bocek.
She moved to the Youngstown area in 1968 upon her marriage.
A 1947 graduate of Union High School, Mrs. Anetsko worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone for 30 years, retiring in 1977.
She was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers and she attended St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers. Her interests included sewing and knitting, and making clothes for both herself and others.
She leaves her husband, Richard J. Anetsko, whom she married Nov. 16, 1968, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Georgia Bocek and her brother, Frank Bocek.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, where family and friends will be received from 9 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
Susan A. Bombay, 60
SEVILLE Susan A. Bombay, 60, passed away Aug. 9, 2009.
She was the beloved wife of Byron; a loving mother of Shelley Ann Grube and Candace Raenel Bombay; a devoted grandmother of Dustin and Kaci; and a dear sister of Michael and James Vargo.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St. in Medina, where a memorial service will follow at noon.
Michele Foty, 49
GIRARD Michele Foty, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her home.
She was born Oct. 1, 1959, in Youngstown, the daughter of Michael and Rose Marie (Mikulich) Pozega of Girard.
She was a graduate of Girard High School and Sawyer Business College. She was employed by Parkman Medical for over five years and previously at Dr. Polliti and Dr. Lenharts medical offices.
Michele enjoyed boating and gardening, and had a great love for children and animals.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, John Foty, whom she married Sept. 29, 1978; two sons, John Foty Jr. and Jacob Foty, both at home; two sisters, Barbara Malutic and Elaine Sabatino, both of Girard; and many nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard with calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m.
Julianna Mary Stavina Hanisko, 90
STRUTHERS Services will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church, both in Struthers, for Julianna Mary Stavina Hanisko, 90, who passed away Sunday evening at Maplecrest Nursing Home.
Julianna was born on May 20, 1919 in Pohorela, Slovakia, the daughter of John and Julianna Hirt Stavina.
She grew up and was educated in New York City.
She married Joseph V. Hanisko of Youngstown on June 7, 1941 at St. John Nepomocine Church in New York City and moved to Youngstown in 1941 and to Struthers in 1949.
She was a member of the St. Nicholas Church since 1949 and the Altar and Rosary Society, the Infant Jesus of Prague and the Holy Name Societies. She was an active member of the former Booster Club of the St. Nicholas Church. She also belonged to the Jednota Lodge of St. Joseph Branch 731.
Julianna worked in retail for 17 years. Upon leaving her retail career, she did on sight assignments for Certified Reports of New York and Los Angeles and Kinderhook Research of New York.
Julianna is survived by two sons, Joseph David Hanisko of Lawton, Okla. and James Michael (Bonnie) Hanisko of Killeen, Texas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Koytila of Des Moines, Iowa; and a brother, Joseph Koytila of New York City. Other family members include two nephews, John Stavina of Bayonne, N.J. and Jack Koscelansky of Youngstown; two nieces, Mary Jean (Steve) Sotlar and Kathleen (John) Zackasee, both of Youngstown; and 99 cousins throughout the United States and Canada.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
Interment will be at St. Johns Cemetery.
Please visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Arthur W. Art Holbrook Jr., 71
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a funeral service held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Arthur W. Art Holbrook Jr., 71, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, in his home.
Art was born Sept. 1, 1938 in Dresden, the son of the late Arthur W. and Kathryn (Crozier) Holbrook Sr.
Art was a house painter by trade and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Art is survived by his children, Arthur W. Perkins, with whom he made his home, Shirley Lynn of Leesville, La., Rex (Susan) Holbrook of Leesville, Teresa Haydu of Negley, and Thomas Crooks of Youngstown; three sisters, Charlotte (James) Reifinger of Newton Falls, Linda Taylor of Warren and Barbara Williams of Vienna; and seven grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Art was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Louise Holbrook and Pauline Hoshaver and a brother, Robert Holbrook.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, from 9 a.m. until the hour of service in the funeral home.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Margaret Ann Laskowski
Love of her Life
BAREFOOT BAY, FLA. Margaret Ann Laskowski, formerly of LaClede Court in Youngstown, was born Aug. 20, 1924, a daughter of Frank F. Porter and Josephine Osolinski Porter.
On July 2, 2009 she died in Palm Bay, Fla. at her daughters home.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Phil) Genova and Ellen Linhart; three grandchildren, Rachel Chopp Townsend, Kevin Genova and Gregory Linhart; a great-grandchild, Caleb Townsend; and a brother, David J. Porter Sr. of Canfield.
Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Norman Sr.; a son, Norman Jr.; a brother, Frank Porter (Millie) Sr.; and a sister-and-brother in law, Mrs. Martha and Bruno Wanat.
During World War II, Peggy worked in the factories as one of the original Rosie the Riveter. She served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Valley Class from 1944 to 1946.
In 1980s, she was a bookkeeper at Mahoning Valley Distributing on Rush Boulevard.
Relocating to Barefoot Bay, in 1986 with Norman, the love of her life, she was employed for 22 years at the Barefoot Bay Beauty Shop, the last six years as Office Manager, retiring in October of 2008.
Peggy Laskowski was a graduate of Ursuline High School, a member of St. Stanislaw Church in Youngstown, until joining St. Lukes Catholic Church in Palm Bay. She was an avid sports fan of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cardinal Mooney High School.
A memorial Mass and reception was held a St. Lukes Catholic Church on Friday, July 24, 2009, in Palm Bay.
Helen M. Leigh, 55
STRUTHERS There will be a funeral service held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Helen M. Leigh, 55, who passed away on Tuesday evening, Aug. 11, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer with her loving family by her side.
Helen will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.
She was born June 9, 1954 in Erie, Pa., the daughter of William and Alice (Uplinger) Sweet.
Helen was a nurses aid for various institutions along with being a homemaker. She was very involved with the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life in the area.
Helen enjoyed gardening, motorcycles and baking, where she had a talent for decorating all types of cakes.
Helen loved taking care of people, but she especially loved taking care of her children and grandchildren and just spending time with them.
She leaves to cherish her memory her four children, Jonathan (Dina) Leigh of Youngstown, Amy Frye of Meadville, Pa., Delores Leigh of Struthers and Robin (Donald) Sharbutt of Sharon, Pa.; six grandchildren, Cody, Amber, Samantha, Katie, Jonathan Jr. and Jadyn; five sisters, Alice Davis of Florida, Mary Hochmuth of New York, Billie Jo Cope of Rogers and Judi (Zeke) Moore and Norma Jean Lilly, both of North Carolina; two brothers, Daniel Sweet of Struthers and Bill Jr. (Loretta) Sweet of Girard; and a stepmother, Erla (Vern) Shannon of Girard.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Frye.
Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions can be made to the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, to help defray funeral expenses.
Paul Anton Marino, 78
CLERMONT, FLA. Paul Anton Marino, 78, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.
He was born in Youngstown. He moved to Clermont in 2005 from Coral Gables, Fla.
He was a very successful businessman. Paul owned Paul A. Marino and Associates, M-M Imports at the Miami Merchandise Mart, two retail stores, Antons I and II and was Vice President of a family business, The Dog House.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Evelyn A. Share; a daughter, Linda A. Marino; grandson, Matthew O. Glaubman, both of Newport Beach, Calif.; and sister, Mildred Berkenyi of Austintown.
Pauls kind nature, great sense of humor and love for his family and friends will be deeply missed.
At Pauls request there will not be a memorial service.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the American Heart Association.
Becker Family Funeral Home in Clermont handled the arrangements.
Andrew G. Matey
SUWANEE, GA. Andrew G. Matey, formerly of Youngstown, died after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. His wife and daughter were at his side Aug. 8, 2009, at Emory Hospital when he peacefully left us.
Andy was born Feb. 3, 1944 to Helen and Andrew Matey.
He was raised on the westside of Youngstown, where he went on to play both football and track under the direction of Coach Louis Red Angelo. He was honored in 1990, with his induction into the Chaney High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
He graduated from Youngstown State College with a degree in education. During his college years, he was employed by Packard Electric as a service boy. He quickly rose through the ranks and this ultimately became his lifelong career.
Andy enjoyed a long and productive run at Packard Electric, where he spent his last 20 years as a plant manager. He was a respected leader and friend to many. He retired after 33 years of service in 1997.
Andy was always proud of his service in the Army National Guard, where he served from 1967 to 1973. He was an avid war historian and collected military weapons and memorabilia.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Andrew Matey; and a brother, Robert Matey.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. (Siciliano) Matey of Suwanee, Ga., where they have made their home for the last 13 years. He is also survived by his son, Mark Matey and his wife, Heidi of Jacksonville, Fla.; his daughter, Marni (Matey) Tamarkin and her husband, Robert of Alpharetta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Brooke Matey 11, Courtney Matey 9 and Jared Matey 5, all of Jacksonville and Lindsay Tamarkin 11, Sydney Tamarkin 9 and Josh Tamarkin 5 , all of Alpharetta; and also his beloved nieces, Jennifer (Matey) Hamilton and Heidi (Matey) Matula.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Andrew Matey to the Save-A-Limb Fund, this charity holds an especially close and personal relationship to the family. Your contributions may be sent directly to the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital, 2401 West Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215.
The family will hold calling hours at the Lane Funeral Home, 55 N. Broad St. in Canfield on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Church services will be held Monday, Aug. 17, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St. at noon.
Dr. Wilfred Ossie Edwin Osberg Jr., 86
BEAUMONT, TEXAS Memorial services for Dr. Wilfred Ossie Edwin Osberg Jr., 86, were held on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the New Life Church on the Rock in Vidor, Texas. Pastors Kenneth Woolf, Joe Crawford, and Richard Vaughan officiated the service.
Dr. Osberg was born May 2, 1923 in Struthers to Louise and W.E. Osberg Sr. and passed away Aug. 5, 2009 in Beaumont.
Dr. Osberg served on the Air-Sea Rescue Squadron in the Navy during World War II. He earned a Ph.D from Brown University in physical chemistry, and retired from Hercules Inc. in Wilmington, Del. after 35 years service in research, sales, and various management positions. Upon his retirement, he moved to Rayburn Country, Texas.
For many years, Dr. Osberg bowled at the Village Lanes in Beaumont. He was also an avid golfer and shot his age at 79 and 80. He was an active bridge player at the Beaumont Bridge Studio and participated in various tournaments.
Dorothy Lee Osberg, his wife for over 54 years, preceded him in death.
Those left to cherish his memory are children, Gary and Charlene Osberg, Richard and Brenda Osberg, Jeff and Erin Osberg, Mike and Lisa Osberg and Cathy and John Codding; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, who knew him as Pop-Pop. He is survived by one sister, Carol Cimaglia in Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to New Life Church on the Rock Youth Ministry or Hillvue Heights Baptist Church may be sent c/o Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, 1155 N. 11th St., Beaumont, TX 77702.
The family will have a second memorial service in Wilmington, Del. in the near future.
Juanita Pleas-Warren, 60
TWINSBURG Juanita Pleas-Warren, 60, formerly of Youngstown, died of cancer Sunday, morning Aug. 9, 2009, at her residence with family at her side.
Mrs. Warren was born Sept. 3, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter of Henderson and Ola Bronson-Pleas.
She was a 1966 graduate of North High School and a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. She was a past member of the CMCs and work for many years as a Doctors Secretary One at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.
She leaves her husband, Ernest Sr., whom she married April 22, 1972; a son, Ernest Jr.; one daughter, Iman Warren of Twinsburg; one brother, Harold Pleas of Youngstown and two sisters, Anna Bell Please and Essie Winkfield of Boardman.
Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are being handled by the Taylor Funeral and Cremation Service in Twinsburg, 330-425-8753.
Edward L. Sellers, 88
AUSTINTOWN A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church and prayers offered at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Edward L. Sellers, 88, who died Wednesday morning at Briarfield at the Ridge.
Edward was born July 29, 1921 in Youngstown to the late Frank and Ann (Kurtz) Sellers.
He was a 1940 graduate of South High School. He earned his bachelors degree at Youngstown College and his masters degree from Youngstown State University.
Edward served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a surgical technician and was in New Guinea and the Southern Philippines.
He retired in 1983 from the Austintown Schools. He taught sixth grade for 25 years at Frank Ohl Middle School.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rita C. Kennedy, whom he married Feb. 15, 1947, and she died Sept. 6, 2002; a sister, Ann McCullum; and three brothers, Frank, Paul and Joe Sellers.
Edward leaves two daughters, Janice Sellers of Houston and Dawn (Larry) Hamilton of Mineral Ridge; a son, Chris Sellers of Austintown; two granddaughters, Lauren (Brad) Smith of Columbus and Courtney Hamilton of Boston.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Entombment will be at Green Haven Memory Gardens.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Pleas visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Diane C. Tenney, 47
WARREN Diane C. Tenney, 47, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Saratoga Springs Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. after a three-year battle with cancer.
She was born in Warren on Dec. 11, 1961, the daughter of Gary and Ruth (Rowan) McLeod.
A lifetime area resident, Diane attended the Beacon of Hope Church.
She was employed as a manager of the Dollar General in Lordstown until the time of her illness. Diane was also a supervisor and trainer with Community Bus Services as well as an instructor at TDDS, and drove limousine for F.A.B. Limo Co. and Park Avenue Limo.
Diane is survived by both of her parents, Gary and Ruth McLeod of Englewood, Fla.; her five children, Valerie (Jeremy) Rodgers of Warren, Autumn DeyErmand of Warren, Michael DeyErmand of Warren, Benjamin (Amanda) Elser of Wilmington, N.C. and Ashley Milen of Warren; a brother, Jeff McLeod of Allentown, Pa.; three grandchildren, Lacie Rodgers, Amare Rodgers and Braydon Elser; and Her awesome man, Robert Bob Felice Jr. of New York.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Tracy McLeod.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel in Warren with Pastor Garry Hennessey officiating. The family will be receiving friends from noon until the time of the service.
Material contributions may be made to the UPMC Liver Cancer Center, C/O Sandee Staschak-Chicko Development Dept., Forbes Tower Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Checks can be made payable to: Starzl Institute/ Liver Cancer Center.
Family and friends may visit www.robertsclarkchapel.com to view this obituary online and send condolences.
Dwight E. Weeks Jr., 85
POLAND Dwight E. Weeks Jr., 85 of Spitler Road, died Tuesday afternoon at his residence.
Mr. Weeks was born March 21, 1924 in White Cottage, a son of Dwight E. Sr. and Belva Miller Weeks and moved to Poland as a child.
He was a 1942 graduate of Poland Seminary High School.
Dwight first was a farmer, working on his family farm in Poland, which is now a development off of Spitler Road.
He worked at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube in Property Protection and later in the Maintenance Department of LTV, where he retired in 1981. He had also worked at the Poland Post Office for 2 years and in addition to Youngstown Sheet and Tube and LTV, Dwight was a part-time staff member for the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Poland United Methodist Church, where he was the custodian. Dwight was on the Poland Volunteer Fire Department and was a lifelong member of the Mahoning Sportsman Club.
He leaves his wife of nearly 64 years, the former Hilda Crum, whom he married Sept. 20, 1945; one daughter, Pat (Bob) Johnston of Lake Milton; two sons, Tim (Kim) Weeks of Washington, Mich. and Tom (Tina) Weeks of Almont, Mich.; one sister, Isabelle Waelde of Newcomerstown; two grandchildren, Joey and Chrissy Weeks; two nephews, Jake Bowmaster and Robert Waelde; and one niece, Shirley Stevenson.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Poland United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland and Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
The Weeks family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Chris Knight and his staff from the Hope Cancer Center and Hospice of the Valley for the wonderful care they all provided.
Memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Weeks name to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman OH 44512, Poland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1940 Boardman Poland Road, Poland Ohio, 44514 or the Hope Center for Cancer Care, 835 Southwestern Run Road, Boardman OH 44512.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to view this obituary and send condolences.