Henry V. Hank Brock, 79
SHELBY Prayers will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Cathedral Church for Mr. Henry V. Hank Brock, 79, who died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at MedCentral Shelby Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Youngstown to Gabriel and Annie (Massaro) Brock, and had been a longtime resident of Youngstown, moving to Shelby in 1996.
A 1947 graduate of Ursuline High School, he also graduated from Youngstown State College. Hank retired from Home Savings and Loan in Youngstown as an appraiser and following retirement, he worked at K-Mart and WalMart in Mansfield.
Hank was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, former member of the Lions Club in Youngstown and volunteered for many years with the American Red Cross and Hospice of North Central Ohio.
A lover of music, he had participated in the marching band while in high school and college. A man of many interests, he had a passion for photography and enjoyed keeping in touch with his fellow Ham Radio operators. Most of all he loved watching sporting events, especially those involving his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Theresa (Powaser) Brock of Shelby; one son, Hank Brock of Youngstown; one daughter, Susan Brock Garbark of Gahanna; two stepsons, Richard (Bonnie) Banichar of Shelby and Rob (Annette) Banichar of New Washington; one stepdaughter, Terry (Dan) Caudill of Willard; 10 grandchildren, Nick, Luke and Nathan Garbark, Mike and Leslie Banichar, Steve and Andrea Banichar and Mary, Sarah and Zach (Megan) Caudill; and four great-granddaughters, Madison Cain, Braelyn and Taylor Gardner and Kyrsten Caudill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Kay Brock.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
Memorial expressions may be made to the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.
Sandra Mae Chadwick, 67
KELLER, TEXAS Sandra Mae Chadwick, 67, formerly of Warren, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 14, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Health Center from complications following a heart attack.
She was born on June 25, 1942 in Warren, the daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy (Clary) Pappas.
A 1963 graduate of Trumbull Nursing School, Sandra worked as a nurse for many years. She retired in 2001 from Kindred Hospital in Texas. She enjoyed reading and computer games but her greatest joy came from attending her grandchildrens activities and spending time with her family.
Sandra married David Hugh Chadwick on July 11, 1964 and together they shared 34 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1998.
She will be dearly missed by her three daughters, Michele K. Chadwick, with whom she made her home in Keller, Rachele C. (Troy) Chupik of Magnolia, Texas and Traci L. Prendergast of Arlington, Texas; a son, Chad D. (Heather) Chadwick of Arlington; five grandchildren, Sarah, Ashley, Lauren, Christopher and Rachel; a brother, Ernest (Judy) Pappas of Austintown; and a very special cousin, Barbara Copeland of Cortland.
Family and friends will be received Friday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel, where the Rev. Dr. Brian Byrne will conduct a funeral service immediately following at 6 p.m.
Cremation will take place concluding the funeral services and a memorial service will be held in Texas at a later date.
Please visit www.robertsclarkchapel.com to view this obituary or to send condolences.
Theodore R. Ted Cooper, 50
CANFIELD A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Canfield for Theodore Cooper, 50, who passed away Tuesday at Hospice House.
Theodore was born on Sept. 22, 1958 in Youngstown, the son of William P. and Frances (Hugh) Cooper.
He attended the Mahoning County Joint Vocational School. He was a Catholic by faith.
Theodore leaves three brothers, William Perry (Pam) Cooper of Atlanta, Greg (Dayna) Cooper of Canfield and Tim (Beth) Cooper of Canfield. Theodore also leaves many nieces and nephews, Gregory Lon (Melissa) Cooper of Owings Mills, Md., Christopher Cooper of Atlanta, Michael Cooper of Canfield, Drew Cooper of New Orleans and Scott Cooper, Brett Cooper, Christina Cooper, Ally Cooper and Dominic Cooper, all of Canfield. He also leaves a great-niece, Alana Cooper of Owings Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. till the time of service on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial contributions be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Thomas L. Hitt, 77
WESTON, W.VA. Thomas L. Hitt, 77, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., following an extended illness.
He was born July 11, 1932 in Weston, a son of the late John W. Hitt Sr. and Virginia V. Sines Hitt.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Ann Hitt and Shirley Marie Badgett.
He is survived by one son, Thomas Hitt and wife Jolynn of Hubbard; three daughters, Kimberly Hitt and fiancé Eddie Welch of Girard, Cathy Acosta and husband Richard of Tehachapi, Calif. and Cynthia Petersen and husband Edwin of Graham, Wash.; two brothers, John W. Hitt Jr. of Weston and Ira Michael Hitt of Weston; eight grandchildren, Ty, Brian, Kayla, Samantha, Ryan, T.J., Mark and Corey; and nine great-grandchildren.
He married the former Jeanette Gay in December of 1953, who also survives him.
He served in the United States Army in 1949 and was a Korean War veteran.
He moved to Youngstown in the 1950s and worked for Hill Hubbell of Girard and General Motors in Lordstown. Upon retirement, he returned to Weston.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He participated in walleye tournaments on Lake Erie and also in bow hunter leagues, winning various awards.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the medical staff of Heartland Nursing Home in Nutter Fort, W.Va., United Hospital Center and the Weston Dialysis Center for their care and support.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Weston, with the Reverend William J.B. Gum officiating.
Military honors will be provided by the Lewis County Honor Guard.
Arrangements entrusted to the Floyd Funeral Home in Weston.
BALTIMORE Norma Keen died Sept. 9, 2009 of natural causes.
Ms. Keen was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Hubbard, a daughter of Robert and Helen Kearns Caven.
Ms. Keen graduated from Hubbard High School in 1947 and went on to graduate from Choffin School of Nursing in 1975.
Ms. Keen retired in 1989 from Warren General Hospital but continued to work part time at Visiting Nurse Association of Youngstown until she fell ill in 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Katherine Claxton of Texas.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Caven; her daughter, Jeanne Keen; her son, Charles Keen; her daughter, Michele Rummel; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be private.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to Visiting Nurses Association or Heartland Hospice.
Carrie L. Polyacko Kritzer, 82
YOUNGSTOWN Carrie L. Polyacko Kritzer, 82, of the citys west side, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2009, at her home.
Carrie was born Nov. 10, 1926 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late William John and Mary Myrtle McGinley Gallaugher, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a homemaker, and worked as a cashier at Loblaws for 15 years.
Carrie leaves her husband, Ernest R. Kritzer, whom she married March 30, 1974; three children, John S. (Kerry) Polyacko of Florida, Mary Ann (Allen) Robison of Austintown and Linda Bragg of Youngstown; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, John Polyacko, whom she married Oct. 27, 1945, passed away Jan. 14, 1970. Three brothers, William, Grant, and Jack Gallaugher and five sisters, Merlda Bowersock, Dorothy Davis, Vivian Gallaugher, Alice Mae Gallaugher, and Edna Bryant, are also deceased.
Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Belmont Park Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Memorial contributions may be made in Carries name to Wedgewood Park Evangelical Church, 1944 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, OH 44511.
Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences on-line.
Elizabeth Betty Ann Lait, 73
HERMITAGE, PA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday for Elizabeth Betty Ann Lait, 73, of Charlotte Avenue and formerly of Buena Vista Drive, both in Hermitage, who passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at her residence. She was 73.
Betty, as she was known by her family and friends, was born on June 17, 1936 in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of Thomas D. Cubellis and Anna G. Armond Cubellis.
She graduated from St. Marys Elementary School in New Castle in 1951 and from New Castle High School in 1954.
After high school, she worked at the former Sharon Transformer Division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
She married Jack H. Lait on June 29, 1957 and he survives her at the residence.
Betty operated the Farrell area day care center in the late 1970s in her home for six years. She also worked assisting the elderly as a private home care provider for more than five years.
She moved to Virginia in 1985 and worked for Marriott Dining Services at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She also was employed for five years by the ABCO Corporation in Lorton, Va. While in Virginia, she was a supervisor for the Nursery at Annandale Baptist Church in Annandale, Va.
After 10 years, Betty returned to the Shenango Valley and worked for Comstock Hearing in Sharon, Pa. for four years, retiring in 1999.
She and her husband are members of Notre Dame Church in Hermitage, where she had belonged to the former Ave Maria Society.
She enjoyed volunteering her time by teaching CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) Classes at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Greenville, Pa.. She also was a volunteer for A.W.A.R.E. Childrens Programs, and the American Respiratory Alliance of North Western Pennsylvania. Since 2000, she has devoted her time to being the Support Group Leader for the Mercer Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Association.
She is survived by her two sons, William T. Lait and his wife, Marilyn of Sharon and John M. Lait of Glendale, Ariz.; one brother, Paul J. Cubellis and his wife, Loyce of Austintown; one sister, M. Martina Connaughton of Hamilton; and her granddaughter, Samantha Lait.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother and sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 400, Silver Springs, MD 10910.
There are no calling hours.
Bettys last wishes included donating her remains to the Humanity Gift Registry for educational purposes.
Please visit www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com to send condolences.
There will be a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Rose Cemetery Chapel on Dutch Lane in Hermitage, with the Rev. Jeffery J. Noble, pastor as celebrant.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc in Sharon.
Doris Ruth Layman, 87
NILES Doris Ruth Layman, 87, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown, following a long illness of nine years.
She was born Sept. 27, 1921 in Johnstown, Pa., to Benjamin and Edna (Strayer) Warren.
A homemaker, Doris enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading.
Doris is survived by her husband, Harold Wayne Layman, whom she married Sept. 16, 1949; two granddaughters, Stephanie Layman and Lora Layman, both of Niles; brother, Robert Warren of Indiana, Pa.; three sisters, Vera Foust of Murrysville, Pa., Marjorie Scott of Houston and Ethel Huebner of Albuquerque, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dale Edward Layman, who died Nov. 19, 2004.
The funeral will be Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Curtis Miller will officiate.
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
Virginia McNab, 88
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Virginia McNab, 88, who died Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
She was born June 9, 1921 in Youngstown, a daughter of Arthur L. and Olga S. (Anderson) Wright, and she resided in this area all of her life.
She was a 1939 graduate of Rayen High School and she spent her adult life as a homemaker raising and caring for her family.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown. She was also a member of the Order of DeMolay Mothers Club, and she enjoyed playing the organ and being with her family and friends.
Virginia was a kind and loving lady and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She married John A. McNab May 27, 1947 and he preceded her in death June 20, 1991.
She is survived by two sons, William R. (Joyce) McNab of Poland and John A. (Roberta) McNab of Austintown and a granddaughter, Kelly (Nate Riegler) McNab of Chicago.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lois Lipp.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Paisley House in Virginias memory.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Joseph F. Mediate, 83
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Funeral services will be on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers and at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown for Joseph F. Mediate, 83, who departed this life Tuesday morning.
Joseph was born on May 2, 1926 in Youngstown, a son of Rocco and Catherine Papalia Mediate.
He lived in the area his whole life and graduated from the Struthers High School in 1943. He then served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a tail gunner in the 92nd Bomb Group.
Upon returning from the war, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the Youngstown College. He then worked as the vice-president in Research and Development at McDonald Steel as an engineer. He was also successful in obtaining two patents for McDonald Steel. Joe was one of the key groups that started McDonald Steel and was instrumental in the success of the company. After his retirement, he remained as a Commercial Technological Advisor and remained a dear friend and contributor to McDonald Steel until his passing.
Joseph was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown, the VFW Post No. 3538 in Struthers and the VFWs golf league. He was also a member of the Saxon Club.
Joseph married the former Dolores J. DAltorio on Sept. 6, 1952 and she passed away on March 22, 1987.
He leaves his second wife, the former Catherine A. Campana; two daughters, Gina M. Bowman of Las Vegas and Cathy A. (Randy) Meche of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Anthony Ike (Norene) M Mediate of The Villages, Fla.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step grandchildren.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and two sisters, Ann M. Coppola and Antoinette Mediate.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
Please visit clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
Philip V. Mestrovich, 71
STRUTHERS A memorial service was held yesterday for Philip V. Mestrovich, 71, who passed away on Wednesday evening Sept. 9, 2009.
Philip was born on March 5, 1938 in Youngstown, a son of Vincent and Catherine Yakopatz Mestrovich and lived in the area his whole life.
He was vice-president of the Local No. 99 of the Operating Engineers in Washington, D.C. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and also boxed in the Navy. He loved all sports especially the Cleveland Indians and once played Minor League ball for the D.C. Athletics. He also coached little league baseball in Edgewater, Md. He was a member of St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.
Philip married the former Martha A. Johnson in August of 1973 but they had been together for 47 years.
He leaves two daughters, Catherine McAtee (Mark) Luick of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Karen Warren of Youngstown; also five grandchildren, Christina King, Jason King, Jennifer Paddy, William Lee King and Matthew K. McAtee.
Please visit www.clementefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
Arthur Conrad Pfund, 88
CANFIELD Arthur Conrad Pfund, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at his home.
He was born Dec. 3, 1920 in Youngstown, the son of the late Arthur and Mary Pfund.
Art was a graduate of South High School and became a journeyman electrician thereafter. He worked for Carlson Electric many years and was a 65 year member of the IBEW union.
As a member of the Canfield Methodist Church, Art enjoyed singing in the choir. Art had a great passion for the game of golf and was an avid fan of Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University football.
Art served as president of the YMCA Golf League, and Curbstone Coaches. He was a member of the Youngstown District Golf Association and the Canfield Round Table as well.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret.
Survivors include wife, Mary Jane; three sons, William (Sue) of Eaton, Colo., Thomas (Nancy) of Kensington and Kenneth of Columbus; sister, Nina Byrd of Hampton, Va.; stepchildren, Margaret Goff of Greenford, Lee (Gina) Stone of Liberty Township, William (Giselle) Stone of Marietta, Ga. and Susan (Tom) Haney of Canfield.
Art leaves to cherish his memory, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at the Canfield United Methodist Church.
Friends may call one hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canfield United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Leonard E. Tabor, 86
SANDUSKY Prayers will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father Greg Maturi, O.P. at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Leonard E. Tabor, 86, who passed away Tuesday morning at the Ohio Veterans Home.
Mr. Tabor was born May 21, 1923 in Youngstown, a son of Roy and Alice Robinson Tabor and was a resident of the area until 2003, when he moved to Wickliffe.
He was a truck driver, having worked for United Paper and Schwebels Baking Company, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of Teamsters Local 377 and the American Legion Post No. 472, having held the position of Post Commander and other positions.
Leonard was a veteran of the Marine Corps during World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945.
His wife, the former Margaret J. Murphy, whom he married April 27, 1946, died Nov. 3, 1990.
He leaves a son, Leonard M. Butch (Susan) Tabor of Crawfordville, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Colleen Tabor of Wickliffe; a sister, Ethel May Kane of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Doug Tabor, Patrick Tabor, Maeghan Tabor and Kerin Vickers; and six great-grandchildren, Parker Tabor, Zachary Tabor, Bailey Tabor, Devon Vickers, Aysha Vickers and Ashna Vickers.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley Tabor, Melbourne Tabor and Edward Tabor; and three sisters, Frances Freeman, Dorinda Hoffman and Bonnie Finnie.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1413 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Linda Lu Taylor, 62
EDGEWATER, MD. Linda Lu Taylor, 62, who lived in Edgewater for four years, and previously lived in Lanham, Md., for 31 years, died Sept. 7, 2009, peacefully at her residence. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of 2009.
She was born July 18, 1947 in Youngstown, the daughter of Russell and Joyce Stone of Youngstown.
She met her husband while they both attended Kent State University.
She worked as a teacher for the Boardman (Ohio) School System, as a secretary for the U.S. Coast Guard, and as a secretary at Lamont Elementary School in Prince Georges County
She enjoyed traveling around the world with her husband and daughter. Her most fond memories were trips to Japan with her daughter as her tour guide. She enjoyed volunteer work at both the First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Md. and the Berwyn Presbyterian Church in Berwyn Heights, Md. She especially liked to work with children through Sunday school and tutoring programs.
Besides her parents, Russell and Joyce Stone of Youngstown, she is survived by her husband, Robert Taylor, whom she married July 24, 1971; daughter, Darcy Taylor of Arlington, Va.; and sister, Darleen Minnich of Gambrills, Md.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the Gathering Room at Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave. in Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Arrangements are being handled by the John M. Taylor Funeral Home.
Visit www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com to make online condolences.
Russell Terry, 73
YOUNGSTOWN Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tod Homestead Cemetery for Russell Terry, 73, who departed this life Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Terry was born on Feb. 23, 1936 in Youngstown, a son of Henry and Othaniel Lewis Terry.
He was a steelworker and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He leaves a brother, Carl Terry of Youngstown; three nieces, Janet (Arthur) Johnson, with whom he made his home, Phyllis Jackson of San Antonio and Sylvia (David) Cunningham of Goldsboro, N.C. and three nephews, Baron (Yolanda) Broomfield of Roswell, N.M., Bradford (Violetta) Broomfield of Columbus and Brian (Sheila) Broomfield of Charlotte, N.C.
His parents; two brothers, Everett and Theodore Terry; and two sisters, Flora B. Lee and Geneva Broomfield, preceded him in death.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
Kathryn T. Kay Thornton, 92
NORTH LIMA There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Friday at Saint Charles Church, celebrated by Father Philip Rogers, for Kathryn T. Kay Thornton, 92, who passed away Wednesday morning at Saint Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mrs. Thornton was born March 5, 1917 in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert I. and Ellen McEvey Kane and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1936 graduate of South High School and had worked a G.M. McKelvey Department Store.
Kay was a member of the church, its Ladies Guild, its Over 55 Club and its Garden Club. She was also a charter member of Saint Michael Church and its Ladies Guild. She was also a charter member of Bishop McFadden Catholic Daughter of America and charter member and past president of the Boardman AARP NO. 2206. Kay was also a member and past president of Seton Circle.
Her husband, Charles R. Bud Thornton, whom she married July 1, 1939, died Oct. 26, 2008.
She leaves two daughters, Cheryl (Dennis Rusty) Hansen of May, Texas and Rosemarie E. Thornton of Columbus.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Webster, Theresa Perruzzi, Sue Kane and Sister Mary Robert Kane, SSJ; and two brothers, Robert J. Kane and William P. Kane.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at Saint Charles Church.
Arrangement are by the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Jacquelyn A. Vadas, 62
AUSTINTOWN Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Mrs. Jacquelyn A. Vadas, 62, who died Wednesday afternoon at her residence after a 10 month battle with cancer with her family by her side.
Jacquelyn was born Nov. 13, 1946 in Youngstown, a daughter of Edwin and June Price Renz.
She is a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, a homemaker and had retired from JCPenney, Southern Park Mall working in the office. Quilting was a hobby that she truly enjoyed but her greatest joy was her family especially her grandchildren.
Jacquelyn leaves her father, Ed of Austintown; her husband, Michael A. Vadas, whom she married Aug. 26,1972; one daughter, Kimberly (Jim) Stehura; two sons, Michael S. Vadas and William (Stephanie) Vadas; one brother, William (Fely) Renz, all of Austintown; and five grandchildren, Andrew and Abilgail Stehura, Andrew and Emily Dunn and Meghan Vadas.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
James A. Williamson, 52
SHEFFIELD LAKE James A. Williamson, 52, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Sept. 24, 1956 in Youngstown, and has lived in Sheffield Lake for 20 years.
He was currently the plant manager for Chemtron Corp. in Avon Lake for 15 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding his Harley-Davidson.
He is survived by four sons, James D. of Akron, Michael P. of Elyria, David Bryant of Sheffield Lake and Keith Marvin of Sheffield Lake; three grandchildren; and former wife, Kathy (Bryant).
He was preceded in death by his parents, James J. and Anne (Carney) Williamson; one brother, Terry Williamson; and one sister, Nancy Williamson-Landis.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Misenick Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 934-8000.
Interment will be private.