James Edward Adams Sr., 82
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Mr. James Edward Adams Sr., 82, who departed this life Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Adams, lovingly known as Jack, was born April 22, 1927 in Dublin, Ga., a son of Bruce Speight and Vina Stanley.
He had worked at LTV Steel, retiring in 1978.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was an Army veteran.
His wife, the former Helen Waters, whom he married in April of 1956, passed away Jan. 28, 1968.
He leaves to cherish his beloved memory four children, Sheila M. Adams of Youngstown, James E. Adams Jr. of Elizabeth, N.J., David K. Adams of Cleveland and Laura L. Adams of Augusta, Ga.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, L.C. Adams and Booker Adams; and a sister, Rev. Lorene Alexander.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
W. Thomas Andrews, 67
NESHANOCK TOWNSHIP, PA. W. Thomas Andrews, 67, died the morning of Sept. 14, 2009 at Jameson Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 8,1941 to Ralph and Mary Andrews, Tom was a lifelong resident of Mt. Jackson, prior to moving to Neshanock Township last year. Tom was the eldest of four children.
A graduate of the inaugural class of Mohawk Area High School in 1959, Tom enjoyed basketball, softball and camping. Following high school, Tom attended the College of Wooster, where he received a degree in law.
Tom became a practicing attorney following law school and in 1970, at the age of 27, was elected the youngest District Attorney in Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1972, where he served two terms prior to retiring from politics in 1980. Following his departure from the senate, Tom returned to law and became a certified financial planner, continuing to practice until the time of his death.
Tom and his wife, the former Leslie Nord of Bessemer, were married on Aug. 13,1966.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children and their spouses, Arlyn Andrews and Tom Ryerson of Boulder, Colo. and Rob and Mary Andrews of Annapolis Md.; two grandchildren, Lyra Ryerson and Ryan Andrews; a sister, Nancy Bestwick of Sharon, Pa.; and two brothers, Bruce Andrews of Palmyra, Pa. and Kenn Andrews of Glenshaw, Pa.
A memorial service to celebrate Toms life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church, preceded by a time for visitation with the family beginning at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Lawrence County Historical Society.
Marnine Anna Betts, 84
NILES Services will be Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at noon at the Apostolic Faith Temple Church for Mrs. Marnine Anna Betts, 84, who departed this life Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Briarfield Manor.
Mrs. Betts, lovingly known as Miss Ann was born March 2, 1925 in Youngstown, a daughter of Fayette James and Susie Simington King.
She was a graduate of East High School. After graduating from high school, Marnine moved to Washington, D.C. and then to New York, where she furthered her education in nursing, receiving her certification as a nurses assistant.
In 1970, she returned to the Youngstown area, where she worked as a ward clerk at South Side Hospital, retiring in the early 1990s.
She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Temple Church, where she served on the Mothers Board, was an active prayer warrior and loved to visit the sick.
Her love for people enabled her to help others and work faithfully throughout the community. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and playing scrabble.
Her husband, Elvester, whom she married in the 1940s, passed away June 12, 2009.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory her son, Darrell Johnson of Youngstown; three sisters, Susie Harris and Dorothy Berry, both of Campbell and Geneva Hall of Boardman; a brother, Fayette James King Jr. of Boardman; four grandchildren, Linda (Ricardo) Quick of Pittsburgh, Darrell Benson of Austintown, Taunza Adams of Boardman and Germaine Ellis of Youngstown; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, including a loving nephew, whom she thought of as a son, DAndre Harris; and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; mother; father; stepmother, Emma King; and a niece, Michelle Jackson.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
Alma Corene (Wonner) Danch, 86
ROCK HILL, S.C. Alma Corene (Wonner) Danch, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at White Oak Nursing in York, S.C.
She was born in Petersburg on April 9, 1923, the daughter of the late Michael and Laura (Schafer) Wonner.
After graduation from high school, Alma enlisted into the Marine Corps and served at Camp Lejeune until she was honorably discharged as a Private First Class. Alma went on to attend The Ohio State University.
She married Willian Danch and had two sons.
Alma was employed by Knesal Hardware, Nemenz Food, and the Mohawk School District
She is survived by two sons, Daniel Danch of South Carolina and David Danch of Nebraska; two sisters, Mildred Herring of Orlando, Fla. and Ida Renner of Petersburg; one brother, Roy Wonner of New Springfield; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Iola Wuckovich, Sarah May, Martha Repasky, twin sister, Selma McKinney and infant sister, Mary Agnes; and a brother, Walter Wonner.
Arrangements are being handled by the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak St. in Bessemer, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Petersburg. Funeral service will follow at St. John Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.
Interment will be at Petersburg Cemetery with military honors.
James M. Pimp Davis, 55
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Adventist Temple Emauel Seventh Day Adventist Church for James. M. Pimp Davis, 55, who departed this life Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mr. Davis was born Dec. 7, 1953 in Youngstown, a son of Bennie Sr. and Lillian Harris Davis.
He attended the Antioch Baptist Church, was a 1972 graduate of South High School and attended Youngstown State University.
He leaves a daughter, Sekenah Daye of Berrien Springs, Mich.; a sister, Laurie Davis, with whom he made his home; three brothers, Bennie (Debra) Davis Jr. of Coshocton, Anthony Davis of Kent and Alan (Olivia) Jennings of Youngstown; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Viewing will be today from noon to 4 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Carolyn Nadine Evans, 68
AUSTINTOWN A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Boardman for Carolyn Nadine Evans, 68, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center Main Campus.
Carolyn was born March 24, 1941 in Youngstown, the daughter of Oscar and Agnes (McCarthy) Smith.
She was a graduate of The Rayen School class of 1959 and retired from Ohio Bell in 1994, where she had been an operator and also worked in the repair department.
Carolyn was a member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Boardman, and Ameritech retirees and was a past president of Ohio Bell Pioneers.
Her hobbies included painting in water colors, playing bingo and traveling.
Carolyn leaves two children, Jill (Peter) Walsh of Lakeland, Fla. and Jeff (Liza) Evans of Canfield; two brothers, Eugene Smith of Newton Falls and Gary Smith of Boardman; four grandchildren, John Smith, Kaley Walsh, Madisyn Walsh and Chelsea Evans; as well as three great-grandchildren, Preston, Haley and Dillon Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carolyns name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Arrangement are being handled by the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Jean Fauver Gagliano
YOUNGSTOWN A memorial service will be held for Jean Fauver Gagliano on Sept. 19, who passed away on June 15.
Jean was born on Feb. 22, 1918, a daughter of Samuel and Mary Zokie Yannarelli.
She loved to cook, bake, and play cards, especially poker.
Jean will be remembered by her sons, Robert E. and Susan Fauver of Utah, and Larry and Marcella Fauver and David S. Fauver of Poland; and daughters, Karen and Joseph Zappia of Lowellville and Gail and Jeffrey Hunt of Youngstown. She also leaves 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin Fauver; her second husband, Dominic Gagliano; a brother, James Yarnell; and sisters, Lucille Kohler and Rose Martin.
Services for Jean will be held by Pastor Jerry Hunt at 11 a.m. at the Christian Assembly, 5050 South Ave., where friends and family may call a half hour prior to services.
Carl A. Galairde, 83
YOUNGSTOWN There will be funeral services at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 17, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Carl A. Galairde, 83, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 13.
Carl was born June 13, 1926 in Youngstown, the son of John and Louise Zitto Galairde.
He attended Lincoln grade school and graduated from East High School in 1945 and attended Youngstown State University, studying engineering. In his youth, he was a caddy at the Youngstown Country Club and worked for A&P Warehouse, Youngstown Welding & Engineering and Republic Steel.
Carl was a World War II veteran, serving two tours of duty in the Pacific Theater, one aboard the U.S.S. LeHardy D.E., the other on Manus Island with Naval Magazine 3205 and Naval Supply Depot 3205. He trained at Great Lakes and was honorably discharged with the rank of 3rd Class Coxswain CPO.
Carl was a craftsman and supervisor with the Sheetz Lumber and Millwork Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1988. He also worked with the Midwestern Builders of North Lima in the same capacity for 26 years. Carl ran a consulting company for homeowners and builders. He was a member of the Hungarian Presbyterian Church on Mahoning Avenue.
His wife of 52 years, the former Elsie Csorba, whom he married July 27, 1947, passed away in July of 1999.
Carl leaves behind three children, Linda Campbell, Susan Galairde and John Galairde; a granddaughter, Lyndsay Campbell, all of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters, Mary Fanelli of Sharon, Pa., Rose Pickett of Ellicott City, Md., Josephine Seifert of Youngstown and Jenny Markovich; and many nieces and nephews.
To all his dear and loyal friends, enjoy life!
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Friends may call from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
Paul F. Haustovich, 90
YOUNGSTOWN A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Christine Church for Paul F. Haustovich, 90, who passed away Monday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Paul was born June 6, 1919 in Youngstown, the son of Frank and Anna Haustovich, and lived here his whole life.
Paul was a 1937 graduate of East High School, where he was a member of the National Honors Society and the East High Orchestra. He was the salutatorian of his class and a member of the Electron Club and was a Chemistry Lab Assistant. He was also the winner of the Bausch & Lomb Science Award and was the recipient of the American Legion Citizenship Award.
Paul was employed for 40 years by Aeroquip Republic Rubber Corporation in research and development and product management, and then for 10 years by Sebring based Salem Republic Rubber Co., where he was vice president and technical director. Upon retirement in 1987, he was made vice president emeritus.
Paul attended Youngstown College, now Youngstown State University, where he was a chemistry major. He was well known in the field of industrial rubber products through being a patent holder and by having contributed various articles to nationally distributed journals. An engineering technical manual, which he authored, also found wide spread industrial application and was used as a text book at the University of Idaho College of Mines, the University of Nevada Mackay School of Mines and the Michigan Technological University.
As a result of his varied activities and contributions, he was interviewed by Marquis Whos Who In Finance and Industry.
He was a volunteer for Youngstown Radio Reading Service, where he read for the blind. He was a member of the Akron Rubber Group and the Mahoning Valley Management Association. He was a charter member of the St. Christine Church and a member of St. Teresa Center.
At one time, Paul was a member of the Central YMCAs Physical Committee and the Tournament Volleyball Team. Paul enjoyed fishing, yard work, reading, and was a collector of scale model, classic and antique cars and motorcycles. He also was an umpire for the Mill Creek Little League for a number of years.
Besides his wife, the former Elizabeth Kirkner, whom he married May 10, 1952, he leaves a son, Dr. Frank M. Haustovich of Mars, Pa.; a daughter, Susan (Robert E.) Lee of Jefferson; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Haustovich of Youngstown; two granddaughters, Kristie and Kara Haustovich; and a nephew, Rodger Burnich of Monroe, Conn.
Paul was preceded in death by his er parents; a son, Mark Haustovich; and a sister, Mabel Burnich.
The family will be receiving friends Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Christine Church.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Arnold L. Malkin, 89
ONAWA, IOWA Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Rodef Sholom Chapel of Tod Homestead Cemetery for Arnold L. Malkin, 89, who died Sept. 6, 2009 at his residence.
Arnold was born July 22, 1920 in Youngstown, the son of Jacob and Sophie (Rappaport) Malkin.
He spent his youth in Youngstown, graduating from South High School. He attended Columbia University and Notre Dame and left college to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps along with his twin, Myron in 1942. He received his bombardier wings and was commissioned a second lieutenant.
He was stationed in England with the 95th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force flying B-17s (Flying Fortresses). He flew 10 successful missions over Germany and on his 11th mission was shot down and was a prisoner of war for 14 months in Stalg Luft 1 in Barth, Germany. He was liberated by the Russians in 1945 and was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
He moved to Sioux City, Iowa in the middle of the 1970s and had been a resident of Onawa since 2002.
Survivors include his loving companion, Lois Harris; her children and grandchildren; his brother, Dr. Walter (Audrey) Malkin; sister-in-law, Jennie of Youngstown; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Myron; and an infant sister, Louise.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Rodef Sholom Congregation or to a charity of the donors choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Albert William Manhollan, 67
FREDERICK, MD. Mr. Albert William Manhollan, 67, died Sunday Aug. 23, 2009, in Las Vegas.
He was born Aug. 14, 1942 in Youngstown, the son of the late John G. and Mary Virginia Nord Manhollan.
In his early years, Mr. Manhollan lived and worked in Las Vegas before moving to Frederick and making it his home. He worked at the Food Rite in Mount Airy, the Shell Service Station on Route 85 in Frederick and the Exxon Service Station on Opposumtown Pike, where he retired from in 2007. He enjoyed going out to eat, gambling and spending time with friends and family.
Mr. Manhollan leaves behind his siblings, brother Ron Manhollan and wife Martha; his sisters, Mary Ann Holly and Virginia Pratt and husband Phil; his niece and care giver, Dawn Holly; and many other loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and one great-great-nephew.
Albert will additionally be fondly missed by close friends, Carol, Ron and all the wonderful doctors and nurses who provided and took care of him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Keeney and Basford P.A. Funeral Home, 106 East Church St. in Frederick. Father Richard J. Murphy will officiate.
Inurnment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Md.
If desired, please visit www.keeneybasford.com to share online condolences.
Stella C. Romain, 97
LORDSTOWN Stella C. Romain, 97, passed away peacefully at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Humility House in Austintown.
She was born Feb. 5, 1912 in Cecil, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Antonia (Kovaleska) Lemanek.
An area resident for most of her life, Stella was employed in the winding department at Peerless Electric for 10 years, until 1957, and later was employed as a custodian at the Lordstown Village Fire Department for 10 years, until 1986.
She was a member of the Christ Our King Catholic Church of Warren, the Lordstown Firemans Auxiliary, and Blue Star Mothers Chapter 69 of Lordstown.
Her husband of 50 years, Albert J. Romain, whom she married Dec. 25, 1928, preceded her in death March 4, 1979. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Stephana Stematz; three brothers, Chester, Steve, Frank; and son-in-law, Joseph Linert.
She will be sadly missed by her son Albert P. Peno Romain and wife Donna of Lordstown; her daughter, Patricia Ann Linert of Mineral Ridge; and nine grandchildren, Albert Romain Jr., Jeff Romain, Shelley (Doug) Wack, Sharon (Enoch) Evinsky, Scott (Marie) Romain, Greg (Sherry) Romain, Kim (Randy) Snowden, Joseph Linert and Michael Linert. She also leaves 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Richard Murphy will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at St. Marys Church of Mineral Ridge.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.
Interment will be at Pineview Memorial Park.
The family suggests that material contributions be made to Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, OH 44515.
Please visit www.robertclarkchapel.com to view this obituary or send condolences on-line.
Dolores M. Vargo, 94
GIRARD Dolores M. Vargo, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at her home.
She was born July 16, 1915 in Amsbry, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Shanton) Berry.
She worked 18 years at Public Shirt Corporation in Gallitzin, Pa. and moved to Girard with her husband in 1953. She was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.
She married Charles J. Vargo on Nov. 3, 1932 and he passed away March 11, 1998.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Robert Vargo of Girard, Wayne Vargo of Warren and Denice (Terrance) White of Cortland; a sister, Lena Kent in Manchester, Pa.; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Charles Michael Vargo Jr., who died in 1980; great-grandson, Alexander Vargo; seven brothers, David, Everin, Bruno, Joseph, William, Charles and Emilio Berry; and five sisters, Elda Lacovitch, Esther Bowmaster, Stella Jones, Violet Berry and Mary Berry.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church, with prayers at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Belmont Park Cemetery in Liberty.
Helen L. Wigfall, 65
WINTERPARK, FLA. A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Helen L. Wigfall, 65, formerly of Youngstown, will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Washington Funeral Home with the Rev. Eleanor Felder officiating.
Mrs. Wigfall was born May 30, 1944 in Youngstown, a daughter of Willie and Hattie Adams Liggens.
She was formerly employed as a nurses aide with Northside Hospital and Woodside Receiving Hospital as a cook. She enjoyed baking for her family and friends. She often spent her spare time growing tomatoes and zucchini for her famous zucchini bread. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and taking occasional trips to Atlantic City, N.J. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who will be missed by those who knew her.
On Sept. 13, 2009, our heavenly Father cast his eternal light onto Orlando, Fla., and beckoned her home.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughters, Tamra L. Fatila and her husband, Adebayo of Winter Park and Gemi R. Wilson of Orlando; her loving son, William Nored of Youngstown; her brother, James Chuchie Liggens and his wife, Phyllis of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Sophia Buggs, Rayvon Reed and Adecina Fatila; one great-granddaughter, Passion Hylton; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Thelma Alexander, Ruth May Johnson and Evelyn Jean Hawthorne; and two brothers, Theodore Glanton and Willie Liggens Jr.
The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Condolences may be faxed to 330-782-2050 or emailed to JEWASHTON@aol.com.
Ministry of comfort provided by J.E. Washington Funeral Services.