John J. Haney Sr., 81
POLAND Mr. John J. Haney Sr., 81, of N. Lima Road, died Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was a former resident at Woodland Park Apts. in McDonald.
John was born Oct. 15, 1927 in New Castle, Pa., a son of Terrance and Mary Seger Haney.
He worked for the P&L.E. Railroad and also Meridian Arms Nursing Home before retiring in 1992. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
John loved the outdoors, bird watching and gardening. He enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, using computers and making others laugh.
His wife, the former Sara E. Smith died in 1992.
He is survived by a son, John J. Jr. of Pt. St. Lucie, Fla; a daughter, Judith Haney (Kurt) Stoecker, with whom he made his home; three stepchildren, Robert J. Williams of Austintown, Gary Williams of Arizona and Sharon Houser of Austintown; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Terrance Haney of Arizona; and a sister, Ruth Arnaut of Boardman.
Besides his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean E. Haney; and a sister, Maryjane Wester.
There are no services or calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Arrangements are being handled by the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.
Joseph G. Kanik, 85
MESA, ARIZ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and prayers offered at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Joseph G. Kanik, 85, of Austintown and Mesa, died Sunday morning at his daughters residence surrounded by his family.
Joe was born May 29, 1924 in Youngstown to the late Frank J. and Anna (Sefcik) Kanik.
Joe was a 1942 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a 1949 graduate of Youngstown College earning his BBA.
He was a veteran serving in the U. S. Navy Air Force during World War II. He retired in 1986, following 37 years of employment with the American Tobacco Company as a district sales manager.
He was a faithful member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where he served as an usher for many years and former member of the church council. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, and was a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
He was in his words an avid golfer, and played in numerous leagues throughout the area.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Florence M. Bresko, whom he married July 3, 1950, she died Feb. 2, 1992; and two brothers, Stephen and Andrew Kanik.
He is survived by his daughters, Susan (Dave) Davis of Apache Junction, Ariz., Joan Aeppli of Mesa and Jane Kanik of Mesa; three sisters, Ann Tokarsky and Helen Zalka of Youngstown and Jean Zeilinski of Austintown; a brother, Frank (Audrey) Kanik of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; three grandchildren, Allison (Carl) Bandura of Phoenix, Britney Davis of Gilbert, Ariz., Joseph Aeppli of Mesa; and one great-grandchild, Lucy Ryan Bandura.
As a son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Joe always put family first. His loving example will continue to shine through those left behind.
Friends may call today 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view the obituary and to send condolences.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial donations in Josephs name be made to the Msgr. Prokop Parish Center Building Fund.
John Planey, 79
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Divine Funeral Liturgy held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Youngstown with the Rev. David Shortt officiating for John Planey, 79, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at his home in North Lima with his family by his side.
John was born on Oct. 22, 1929 in Youngstown, the son of Peter and Ann (Gurnak) Planey and was a lifelong area resident.
John and his brother, Mike Planey spent many years in Bratislava, Slovakia with their beloved grandmother, having been separated from their parents at the onset of World War II. The brothers were reunited with their parents and family in Youngstown when they returned home after the war.
John worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube for more than 30 years, retiring in 1980. John was very active in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Youngstown and volunteering at numerous parish events over the years. John was also a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3813 in Campbell.
John was married to the former Georgette Moosally on July 12, 1966 in Beirut, Lebanon and remained her devoted husband until her death on July 28, 2006.
Johns memories will live on within the hearts of his family, sisters-in-law, Yvonne Moosally Taylor and Bernice Moosally Rodgers, both of Boardman; brother-in-law, Art Moosally of Virginia; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from all over the country. John is also survived by his brother, Joe Planey.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers, Mike Planey and Peter Planey, both of Youngstown.
Friends may call on today, Sept. 25, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m., where the Panachida Prayer Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, from 9 to 10:15 a.m., all at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Stephen J. Shack Shackelford Jr., 62
SHACKLEFORDS, VA. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave., to celebrate the life of Stephen J. Shack Shackelford Jr., 62, formerly of Youngstown, who departed this life Sept. 17, 2009 at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va.
Stephen was born Jan. 16, 1947 in King and Queen County, Va., the son of Stephen J. Sr. and Addean Wilson Shackelford.
He was a 1965 graduate of Central High School in King and Queen County. After graduation, Stephen served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War veteran.
He relocated to Ohio in 1971 when he was hired at General Motors in Lordstown, where he worked as a tool and die maker for 14 years. He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for various companies before retiring four years ago.
While in Youngstown, he was a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church, where he was active in the choir, creative arts ministry, singles ministry and Sunday school. Upon his return to Virginia, he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Hockley, Va., where he was an assistant Sunday school teacher, a member of the Gospel Chorus, Mass Choir, Mens Fellowship, and the Church Workers Aid Club.
He was an avid fisherman and carpenter and former member of the Afro Dogs motorcycle club and the VFW.
Stephen leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Addean Shackelford of Gloucester, Va.; two daughters, Janeen Shackelford of Cranberry Township, Pa. and Alexis Shackelford of Youngstown; a son, Cameron Shackelford of Youngstown; five grandchildren, Stephen Isaiah, Jessyka Marie, Alexia Joi , Robert William and William Alexander, all of Youngstown; an aunt, Chrystal Greene of Shacklefords, Va.; his former wife, Maureen Wilson of Liberty; along with a hosts of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Stephen J. Shackelford III; and a sister, Lenora Small.
Arrangements were handled by the J. K. Redmond Funeral Home in Shacklefords.
Paul E. Wallace, 87
BOARDMAN Paul E. Wallace, 87, formerly of New Middletown, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mr. Wallace was born on April 16, 1922 in Huntington, W.Va., the son of the late Earl S. and Inez (Williams) Wallace.
Paul worked as a Linotype operator for The Youngstown Vindicator from 1947 to 1951 and returned in 1953 and worked until his retirement in April of 1990. Previously, he worked at the Louisville Courier in Kentucky and also at papers in Sarasota and Jacksonville, Fla.
He was of the Catholic faith. Paul served in the U.S. Army in World War II stateside. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage at Pymatuning, Pa. and spent many winters along the Texas Gulf Coast. Paul was a nature lover and enjoyed animals.
Mr. Wallace was preceded in death on May 15, 1995 by his wife, Phyllis M. (Iacone) Wallace, whom he married on April 3, 1955.
He is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Richard) Wade of Poland, Claudia (William) Schmid of Banner, Wy. and Kathy (Tom) Henry of Montville; two sons, Steve (Carol) Wallace of Canfield and Ronald Wallace of Florida; one sister, Louise (Charles) Meige of Huntington, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion since 1996, Margaret Rossell.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Poland, with the Rev. Richard Whetstone officiating.
Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Please visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to view this obituary, sign the guest register or send private condolences.
Anna Marie (OMalley) Whalen
PEPPER PIKE Ann Marie (OMalley) Whalen, beloved wife of the late Mark E. Sr.; dearest mother of Mark E. Jr. (wife Marie), Mary Hutchings (husband Don), Deborah Shaffer (husband John), Nora Garver (deceased) and Rean (deceased); devoted grandmother of Kelsey and Kevin Hutchings and Anne Shaffer; dear sister of Jack O'Malley (wife Kathy, deceased) and Maureen Blades (husband Larry); and loving aunt of Brendan Blades passed away.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 445, Independence, OH 44131.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Celebration at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6850 Mayfield Road, Gates Mills, OH 44040.
Private inurnment will be at All Souls Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Dicicco and Sons Funeral Home, 440-449-1818.