Kenneth R. Conti, 64
MANTUA There will be a memorial Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Hubbard with the Rev. Timothy ONeill officiating, for Kenneth R. Conti, 64, formerly of Youngstown, who passed on Friday, Sept 25, 2009 after an extended illness.
Kenneth will always be remembered and loved by family and friends for his big heart and generosity.
He was born July 7, 1945 in Youngstown, the son of Nicholas and Mary (Parella) Conti.
Kenneth was employed as a machinist at several plants before being hired at Kennametal Products, where he worked for over 25 years.
He was a 1963 graduate of Ursuline High School, and was an avid sports fan. Kenneth especially had a passion for football and old cars.
Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories, his two sons, Andrew and Philip Conti, both of Aurora; his former wife, Deborah Conti; a sister, Elizabeth Sheridan of Wheeling, W.Va.; a brother, Donald (Rita) Conti of Hubbard; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Hubbard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Mary Ann DiPillo, 80
YOUNGSTOWN There will be funeral services at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Fata celebrating for Mary Ann DiPillo, 80, wife of Guy J. DiPillo, who passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 30, at St. Elizabeth Health Center after a tough battle.
Mary Ann was born Dec. 31, 1928 in Youngstown, the daughter of Sylvestri and Rose (Perno) DiGiacomo.
She graduated from The Rayen School in 1948. Mary Ann loved her job as a hairdresser and had worked at various salons. When times changed, she worked at Aero-Rad, Plakie Toys and Cardinal Mooney High School. She was a devoted member of the church.
She will always be remembered by her husband, Guy DiPillo, whom she married June 30, 1951; her children, Guy (Patty) DiPillo and Roseann DiPillo; grandchildren, Tricia, Joseph and Gina; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Vinnie, Gavin and Savannah, who is on the way; a sister, Lita Habuda of Sharon; sister-in-law, Norma DiGiacomo; her devoted cousin, Steven Russo, who is like a son to her; and cousin, Stephanie Kish.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Chubby DiGiacomo.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
Many thanks to Dr. Spratt, who was true to his profession and then some, even after hours. Also, to Dr. Cropp, who did all he could. A special thank you to Hospice who put the family at ease. They were a group of Angels.
Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley in memory of Mary Ann.
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Rollin E. Douglas, 86
MIAMISBURG Rollin E. Douglas, 86, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death in 1992, by his wife of 44 years, Jean Douglas and sister, Dortha Statler.
Rollin is survived by his son, Scott (Sue) Douglas; siblings, Ted (Mary) Douglas and Shirley (James) Lowe; grandsons, Brian and Carl Douglas; great-granddaughter, Yula Douglas; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He worked for the Sharon Steel Corporation for over 35 years as a manager of sales for specialty steel products. From 1993 to 2005, he was owner of the Thanks for the Memories engraving service. He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps., where he served in the Pacific. He held the longest standing membership with the Warren Chapter of the Elks Club, spanning over 60 years.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.
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Dominick Farina Jr., 55
BOARDMAN There will be funeral services at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Rossi-Lellio Funeral Home in Lowellville for Dominick Farina Jr., 55, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Dominick was born April 18, 1954 in New Castle, Pa., the son of Dominick Sr. and Theresa (Storti) Farina.
He was a 1976 graduate of Youngstown State University and was Co-Founder and President of Community Alternatives. Dominick enjoyed attending YSU football games and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
He will always be remembered by his sister, Renee (Tony) Gomez of Hillsville, Pa. and his nephew, Tony Gomez of South Carolina.
Besides his parents, Dominick was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Churan and an infant sister.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Rossi-Lellio Funeral Home, 151 Second St. in Lowellville.
Mary Ann Faustino, 66
LIBERTY A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church for Mary Ann Faustino, 66, who died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Hospice House.
Mary Ann was born June 3, 1943 in Youngstown, a daughter of Dominic J. and Anna Marie Savone Faustino Sr.
She was an avid reader who enjoyed mystery books. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, word search books, and soap operas. She was a member of the church and a member of the 55 Plus Club.
Mary Ann was a loving person who displayed unconditional love for family and friends.
She is survived by a sister, Gloria Marquez of Girard; a brother, Dominic J. (Vicky) Faustino Jr. of Liberty, with whom she made her home; a sister, Loretta Faustino of Naples, Fla.; five nieces, Mary (Brad) Sloan, Anna Marie (Chris) Carusso, Jacque Faustino, Jordyn Faustino and Jayde Faustino; two great-nephews, Hayden and Pierce Sloan; two great-nieces, Marisa and Katelyn Carusso; and her loving cats, Tizzy and Tazzy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Alfred S. Faustino; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Marquez.
Family and friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Charles Lee Lemons Jr., 78
WARREN Charles Lee Lemons Jr., 78, of 1351 Karl St. S.W., passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at 3:10 p.m. at St. Joseph Health Center following an extended illness.
He was born June 29, 1931 in Fairmont, W.Va., the son of Charles Lee and Mary Ann Seay Lemons Sr., coming to the area in 1955.
Mr. Lemons was employed with LTV Steel for 38 years as a laborer, before retiring.
He was a member of the New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, Elks Lodge 222, Masons, USWA Local 1375, and enjoyed watching TV and football.
He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Charles married the former Mary Beaver in April 1959, and she died June 16, 1998.
He leaves to mourn one son, Charles L. Lemons III of Lebanon; one daughter, Linda Kelly of Everettville, W.Va; one brother, Arthur (Delores) Lemons of Youngstown; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a long time friend, Alice Farris of Warren; and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, JT Taylor; one daughter, Doris Jean Lemons; and two brothers, Alvin and Ozzie Lemons.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 Tod Ave. S.W. in Warren.
Calling hours will be one hour prior to the services (10 to 11 a.m.)
Burial in Pine Knoll Cemetery.
Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
Dominic L. Martin, 78
BOARDMAN Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Philip Rogers at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church in Boardman for Dominic L. Martin, 78, who passed away Sunday evening.
Dominic was born June 15, 1931 in Canfield, a son of Frank and Maggie Cirillo Martin.
Dominic was a 1948 honors graduate at Canfield High School and received a bachelors degree in education from Youngstown College, where he was president of his freshman and junior class, and was vice president of the Student Council. He also was a moderator for the radio station at the college. Dominic was the first male teacher hired in the Boardman School District, teaching at Market Street Elementary. He was a member of the church and was a avid sports fan. Dominic served as a lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War.
Dominic leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Angela (Dr. Robert) Gilliland and Rose Savich, both of Boardman; brother, Frank (Edith) Martin of Boardman; a half brother, Anthony (Audrey) Martin of Canfield; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Joseph Martin; and two half sisters, Theresa Booth and Nellie Danzo.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.
The Youngstown Cursillo will hold a Bible Vigial at 8 p.m.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Clyde C. Miller, 94
GIRARD Clyde C. Miller, 94, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Briarfield at the Ridge.
Clyde was born March 22, 1915 to the late Charles and Hazel Freeman Miller in Celina.
He worked 43 years as a loader for Republic Steel in Warren, retiring in 1980.
Clyde was a member of the First Christian Church, Girard VFW, American Legion Post No. 278, former Elks Lodge, and the ex-P.O.W. organization. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Marjorie E. Haines, whom he married May 23, 1953; his son, Charles Miller of Celina; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Vera Allan.
Services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Girard City Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.
Donald M. Minnis, 89
JAMESTOWN, PA. Donald M. Minnis, 89, of Snodgrass Road, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at 11:20 am. at Omni Manor Nursing Home Center.
He was born July 11, 1920 in Meadville, Pa. to Clement Jack and Laura (Stainbrook) Minnis.
He married Rita M. (Unger) Minnis on Nov. 11, 1946, and she survives.
He retired after 10 years as a business administrator with Youngstown State University and had previously worked for 20 years at Millersville State University and five years at Tonka Toys Manufacturing in Lancaster, Pa.
He was a member of St. Margarets Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II as a First Sergeant. He was a member of the Jamestown VFW Post No. 5424. He also helped with the Jamestown Food Pantry, and tutored young people at Family Services.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Daniel Minnis and wife Laurie of Cutbank, Mont.; Darwin A. Minnis and wife Trisha of W. Chicago, Ill. and Michael A. Minnis and wife Sandra of Lancaster; three daughters, Beverly (widow of David) Bressler of Youngstown; Christine Kotapish of Youngstown and Barbara Jean (wife of James) Fisher, of Lancaster; a sister, Irma Minnis of Colorado; two brothers, Boyd Minnis and wife Dorothy of Maine and David Minnis and wife Betty of Meadville, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Norma Minnis of Linesville, Pa. and Edna Minnis of Meadville; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, William, Glenn and DeWayne Minnis.
Visitation will be on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at the Randall Funeral Home, 416 Liberty St. in Jamestown from 2 to 5 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margarets R.C. Church in Jamestown on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Andrew Karg officiating.
Burial will be at St. Michaels R.C. Cemetery in Greenville, Pa.
Josephine M. Oddo, 87
BOARDMAN Private funeral services were held at Green Haven Memorial Gardens for Josephine M. Oddo, 87, who passed away Wednesday morning at Ron Joy Nursing Home.
Josephine was born May 2, 1922 in Sharon, Pa., the daughter of Anthony and Catherine (Candella) Donato.
Josephine was a member of St. Charles Church and their Ladies Guild. Her greatest love was for her family, especially her grandchildren.
Her husband, Jerome Oddo, whom she married July 17, 1950, passed away Oct. 15, 2002.
Josephine leaves her daughter, Catherine Oddo of Boardman; her two sons, Frank J. (Linda) Oddo of Poland and Anthony A. (Suzanne) Oddo of Greenford; her two sisters, Rose Minaudo and Vivian Scibelli, both of Long Island, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, Jeremy, Christina and Jacquelyn Oddo and Michael Kaden.
Besides her parents and husband, Josephine was preceded in death by her sister, Anne Alberti; and her bother, Andrew Donato.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
Tresa Olive, 91
CAMPBELL Tresa Olive, 91, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2009, at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1918 in Youngstown, a daughter of Anthony and Philomena Serafini Misciskia, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Olive, a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning.
Her husband, James Olive, whom she married July 28, 1938, died Aug. 9, 1999.
She leaves a son, James (Debby) Olive of Lowellville; a daughter, Marilyn Hanna of Poland; a sister, Rose Lockso of Hubbard; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Albert Misciskia; and four sisters, Jenni Tondi, Florence Rosile, Karmel Lena Arnett and Antionette McFall.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.
Family and friends may call on Saturday, one hour prior to the services, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Southern Care Hospice.
Please visit www.kelley-robb.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
Steve Charles Prezgay, 76
MASURY Steve Charles Prezgay, 76, of Stewart Sharon Road passed away at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at Sharon Regional Hospital after a short but valiant battle against Squamous Cell Cancer of the Lung surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Prezgay was born on Feb. 25, 1933 in Farrell, Pa. to Nicholas and Frances (Novosel) Prezgay.
Steve served our country in the U.S. Air Force with 461st Communications Squadron from 1951 to 1955 as a Teletype Technician. His decorations and citations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He married Dolores Dolly Soncini on Jan. 20, 1955 and together they would share more than 54 years of marriage. After his service in the Air Force, Mr. Prezgay went on to join many of his friends and relatives, who worked for Sharon Steel Inc. He would go on to work there for more than 38 years.
Mr. Prezgay is survived by his four children, three daughters, Daryle Herman and her husband, Ronald, of Howland, Stephany Skrbina and her husband, Paul of Port Clinton and Karen Grimm and her husband, Robert of Salem; and his son, Steven T. Prezgay of Masury. In addition, Mr. Prezgay passing will be greatly mourned by his 10 beloved grandchildren, Nicole Mathias and her husband, Sam, Cortney Herman, Ron Herman, Adrienne Finley and her husband, Anthony, Sarah Skrbina, Abby Skrbina, Alexis Crowgey and her husband, Evan, Marcus Grimm and Zachary Grimm; and the grandson with whom he shared a very special bond and helped to raise, Aaron Prezgay.
Also surviving are four brothers, Mike Prezgay and his wife, Mary Ann, Joe Prezgay and his wife, Diane, both of Hermitage, Pa., Walter Prezgay and his wife, Joyce of Sharon, Pa. and Frank Prezgay and his wife, Sandy of Las Vegas; three sisters, Mary Masotto and her husband, Pete of Hermitage, Barbara Passlinqua of Hermitage and Zora Koukis of Farrell; sister-in-law, Agnes Prezgay of Farrell; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly, on June 8, 2009; his parents; his brothers, William and Albert Prezgay and his wife, Betsy; his two brothers-in-law, Steve Koukis and Bob Passlinqua; and an infant sister.
Calling hours will be held today at the Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel in Brookfield from 3 to 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church in Farrell, with the Rev. Daniel Kresinski Pastor.
Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church before the Mass.
Burial will be with his wife and family at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Farrell.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
Anna Mae Shaffer, 83
NILES Anna Mae Shaffer, 83, died at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Toledo on Feb. 10, 2009 to Cleon and Anna (Lenney) Bancroft.
Anna was a member of St. Stephen Church. She retired in 1990 as the owner for eight years of J & J Sports Imprinting. She also worked 13 years for Dr. Oscar Gutierrez, MD at the Niles Clinic.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan (Edward) Brill of Tampa, Fla., Nancy (Bruce) Henry of Champion, Becky (David) DeChristofaro of Niles; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Wendy) Brill of Tampa, Heather (Randy) Smith of Southington, Stacy (Dean) Ziska of Middlefield, Lindsey DeChristofaro of Niles; five great-grandchildren, R.J. Smith, Halle Smith, Jake Brill, Grant Brill, and Violet Ziska.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Perry Jack Shaffer whom she married on April 27, 1946 and who died on July 21, 2008.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be today, Oct. 2, 2009, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Church. Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will be the celebrant
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Parish Tuition Angel Fund, 129 W. Park Ave., Niles, OH 44446 or Grace Hospice, 7330 Southern Blvd. No. 3, Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
Arrangements are being made by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
Richard Stolle, 69
ATLANTA, GA. Richard Stolle, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
Mr. Stolle was born on Dec. 8, 1939 in Youngstown, the son of Lawrence and Elsie Stolle. He was a resident of Youngstown until he moved to Atlanta in 1989.
He attended Boardman High School and graduated from Youngstown State University in 1965. He was employed at Packard Electric in Warren until 1969, then he went to work for IBM as a salesman in Youngstown. He retired from IBM in 1992.
His two children, James Stolle and Susan Stolle Jauch; two grandchildren, Tommy and Danny Jauch; and two sisters, Anna Mae Hallberg and Karin Mehalic survive him.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery Chapel, Leetonia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were by the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home in Leetonia.
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Elizabeth Jane Turko, 75
HUBBARD Elizabeth Jane Turko, 75, passed away late Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2009, at The Cleveland Clinic after a lengthy illness.
Elizabeth was born Oct. 12, 1933 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Stephen and Jean Tredent Doch, and was a lifelong area resident.
Betty was a 1951 graduate of The Rayen School, graduated from cosmetology school, was a homemaker, and had worked for General Fireproofing from 1952 until 1964.
Mrs. Turko was a member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown.
Elizabeth leaves her husband of 55 years, John D. Turko, whom she married June 12, 1954; her daughter, Dawn (Nicholas) Howard of Hudson; four grandchildren, Erika, Nolan, Garrett and Nora Howard; her sister, Wilma (Gene) Caputo of Girard; three nieces, JoAnn (Anthony) Christine, Susan (Mark) Orlosky and Jayne Caputo; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Private funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeths name to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
This obituary may be viewed at kinnickfuneralhome.com and condolences sent online.
Dr. William R. Weaver, OD, 81
SURPRISE, ARIZ. Dr. William R. Weaver, OD, formerly of Canfield, passed away Sept. 5, at the age of 81.
He was born at home, in Poland on March 11, 1928, the son of Dr. Sheridan L. Weaver Sr. and Bertha Liddle Weaver.
He was a 1946 graduate of South High School and The Ohio State University School of Optometry-Class of '53. After earning his optometric degree, he practiced in Youngstown and Boardman for 45 years, before retiring to Surprise in 2002.
Dr. Weaver served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a member of the Bears Club, a charter member of the Boardman Optimist Club, Governor of the Ohio State Optometric Association - Zone 4, served two terms as a Canfield Trustee, past president of the Canfield PTO, enjoyed membership in the Canfield Round Table and the Canfield Golf League, and was an avid tennis player.
He was an Elder in the Canfield Presbyterian Church, serving on various committees.
Bill is survived by his wife, the former Beverly Brenner, and his five children, Mark (Kathy) Weaver of Columbus, Linda (Jess) Hernandez of New Richmond, Karen (Carl) Shibata of Glendale, Calif., Amy (David) Merwin of Sudbury, Mass. and Douglas (Stacy) Weaver of Columbus. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Bowser of Canfield and a brother, Dr. Sheridan L. Weaver Jr. of Boardman.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Virginia Titgemeyer.
A memorial service will be held at the Desert Palm Presbyterian Church, Sun City West in Arizona on Oct. 3.
Beverly requests that any monetary tributes be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.