Agnes Rebecca Byler, 84
HERMITAGE, PA. Agnes Rebecca Byler, 84, formerly of Pulaski, Pa., passed away at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Grove City on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at 8:20 p.m.
She was born in New Castle, Pa. to Clara Donnelly on Nov. 11, 1923.
She married David Aiken Byler in 1942 and he preceded her in death in 2000.
She attended Pulaski schools and was a homemaker.
Survivors include four sons, David W. (Sally) Byler of New Castle, John E. (Aleata) Byler of Columbia, S.C., Timothy J. (Barbara) Byler of New Middletown and Thomas M. (Sue) Byler of Hermitage; nine grandchildren, David W., John, Matthew, Nathan, Eric, Jeremy and Joshua Byler, Amanda Hayes and Renee Hausser; and 11 great-grandchildren, Darby and Kennedy Jones, Jude and Jonah Byler, Jack Hausser and Jaelin, Ethan, Ian, Clare, Cloe and Finley Byler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 3126 Main St. in West Middlesex today, Oct. 14, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in West Middlesex with the Reverend Barbara J. Moore, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church in New Castle, officiating.
Interment will follow at Castle View Memorial Gardens in New Castle.
James P. Devine, 81
HUBBARD Mr. James P. Devine, 81, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 13, 2009, at his residence.
He was born March 12, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of John J. and Florence Kritter Devine and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Devine was president of Devines Shop and Save for 52 years. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Hubbard and the Knights of Columbus. James served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a long time area grocer and an avid hunter and fisherman.
His wife, the former, Patricia A. Hurley, whom he married April 19, 1952, died July 23, 1996.
He leaves three sons, James P. Devine Jr., Dennis E. Devine and Ed F. (Diane) Devine, all of Hubbard; five daughters, Patricia Devine, Peggy Devine, Mary Jo (Walt) Shinosky, Nancy Devine and Betsy Devine, all of Hubbard; a sister, Mary Foley of Brea, Calif.; a brother in law, Francis (Mary) Hurley; and eight grandchildren, Kerry and Jimmy Devine, Sean and Patrick McCloskey, Brendan and Colin Shinosky, Catie Devine and Alexis Lawson. He also leaves his beloved Irish wolf hound, Molly.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Devine and a sister, Florence Gribbon.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.kelley-robb.com to view the obituary and to send condolences to the family.
David Austin Dull Sr., 83
NILES David Austin Dull Sr., 83, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, a the Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.
He was born in Lima on Jan. 26, 1926 to Austin and Olive (Clark) Dull.
A 1943 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, he graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelors of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
David was an attorney for 53 years, with his law practice in Warren. He was a life member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Trumbull County Bar Association and for more than 30 years, served on the Notary Public Commission of Trumbull County. He was a current board member of Niles Community Services and past board member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and Shepherd of the Valley Foundation. He was a 60 year plus member of the Niles McKinley Masonic Lodge 794, and for over 58 years a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Niles.
He is survived by a daughter, Meredith Kaye (Thomas William) Elliott of Niles; a son, David A (Leah) Dull Jr. of Niles; four grandchildren, Christopher Elliott, Emma (Rob) Wason, David Elliott and Audra Dull; and a sister, Patricia Pinkerton of Austintown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois B. (Barber) Dull, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1951 and who died on Jan. 8, 2007.
Calling hours will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 Chestnut St., Niles, OH 44446.
The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Beth Ferne Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
Memorial contribution may be made to Niles Community Services, 401 Vienna Ave., Niles, OH 44446.
Arrangements by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
E. Coleman Elliott, 83
SALEM E. Coleman Elliott, 83, of 907 Adams St., died at 10:18 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Mercer County, Ky., the son of the late Lee and Lillie (Sanders) Elliott.
Before his retirement in 2000, Mr. Elliott had been the owner of Mid-East Flame Hardening Inc. in Girard, Ohio for 40 years.
Coleman graduated from the Cornishville High School in Kentucky, and was a member of the U.S. V.F.W. and the American Legion. He served with the U.S. Navy as a Signalman Third Class during World War II.
His family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his life.
His wife, Bernice Katherine (Perkins) Elliott, whom he married June 4, 1949, survives him; along with two sons, Ron (Marlene) Elliott of Salem and Carlos (Kathy) Elliott of Canfield; a daughter, Sandi (Jim) Alix of Salem; two sisters, Joyce Milton of Hammond, Ind. and Patsy (Wilton) Elliott of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Bill Elliott of Harrodsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, Matthew (Jodi) Alix of Dublin, Michael (Amy) Alix of Fountain Inn, S.C. and Megan (Jeff) Stockman of Salem; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Lorraine Roberts; a brother, Bobby Lee Elliott; and a grandson, Joshua Elliott.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.
Inurnment will be at Grandview Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Salem V.F.W. Post 892 and the Salem AMVETS Post 45 Burial Group.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
LaVon Rose Hahn, 67
GIRARD LaVon Rose Hahn, 67, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Rose was born May 23, 1942 in Kansas, the daughter of the late Otto and Bernitta Gardner Wacker.
She retired as a waitress after working at various restaurants and enjoyed cooking and crafts.
She is survived by her children, Dorothy Dee (Bill) Lovitz of Liberty Township, Cynthia Hahn of Girard, Linda (Dave) Mallady of Youngstown and Earl (Tamie) Hahn of North Bloomfield; sister Betsy VanCoonis of Kansas; brothers, Delbert Wacker of Kansas and Jerry Wacker of New Mexico; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death was her husband of 50 years, Earl Buck Hahn, whom she married Dec. 5, 1956 and died Dec. 15, 2006; sisters Darlene Mann, Lorna Greene and Caroline Cooper; and a granddaughter, Emily Rose Hahn.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Emani Monae Hall-LaBooth, Infant
YOUNGSTOWN Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tod Homestead Cemetery for Emani Monae Hall-LaBooth, Infant, who departed this life Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 at Akron Childrens Hospital.
Emani was born Aug. 25, 2009 in Youngstown, a daughter of Jocan M. LaBooth and Ebony N. Hall.
She leaves her parents; grandparents, Loretta Hall of Youngstown and Delores B. Watkins of Cleveland; great-grandmother, Grace Charter of Cleveland; six siblings, Javana, Joniya, Yanyia, Jovan Jr., Anthony and Niamyra LaBooth.
A brother, Jamire LaBooth, preceded her in death.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
James Pannunzio, 87
CAMPBELL There will be funeral services at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for James Pannunzio, 87, who passed away Monday morning, Oct. 12.
James was born Oct. 7, 1922 in Youngstown, the son of Michael and Lucy (DeMichele) Pannunzio.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was employed at United Engineering.
He was a member of St. Lucy Church. James enjoyed gardening, working on cars and playing the lottery everyday.
His wife, the former Adeleine Faiola, whom he married Aug. 28, 1954, passed away Aug. 24, 2005.
James will always be remembered by his great-niece and caregiver, Jody Frazzini; his sister, Mary Murphy of Canfield; four brothers-in-law, Mike Faiola, Phillip Faiola, Joseph Faiola and John Faiola; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis, Albert and Tony Pannunzio; a sister, Rose Krokosky; and two sisters-in-law, Laura Frazzini and Angeline Santarelli.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
Marilyn E. Moore King, 67
COLUMBUS Funeral services will be at noon on Friday at the Third Baptist Church for Mrs. Marilyn E. Moore King, 67, formerly of Youngstown, who departed this life on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. King was born Oct. 6, 1942 in Youngstown, a daughter of Charles and Etrabelle VanStory Moore.
She retired from General Motors as an assembler.
She was a member of the church, its Missionary Society, and was also chairperson of the Womens Committee at General Motors.
She leaves her husband of 48 years, Elbert Curtis King Sr.; two sons, E. Curtis King Jr. and Rodney E. (Tracey) King Sr., both of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Monique King and husband, Hugh Hunter of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Philip (Janet) Moore of Columbus and Charles (Bernice) Moore Jr. of Savannah, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Her parents and a sister, Virginia Moore, preceded her in death.
Viewing will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church and at 515 Carroll St.
Janis Marie Kitchen, 67
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at noon on Friday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Mrs. Janis Marie Kitchen, 67, who departed this life Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Kitchen was born Sept. 15, 1942 in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Ethel German Lomax.
She was a sitter for St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She leaves her husband, Clarence Howard Kitchen, whom she married Feb. 19, 1988; six stepchildren, William H. Kitchen of Columbus, Clarence H. (Nellie) Kitchen Jr., Lelia Kitchen and Terry Kitchen, all of Youngstown, Oscar Kitchen of Niles and Jermaine Kitchen of Cleveland; two sisters, Joyce Lomax of Youngstown and Josephine Turnipseed of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two aunts, Rosalee (Carl) Wilcox of Youngstown and Deborah (Sam) Belk of St. Louis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mary Catherine Livingston, 91
HUBBARD There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at St. Patrick Catholic Church for Mary Catherine (Mayme) Livingston, 91, who passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, after a courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease.
Mary was born May 4, 1918 in Butler, Pa., a daughter of the late Earl and Nellie McBride Greer.
She was a lifelong resident of Hubbard and a member of St. Partrick Parish.
She worked at Truscon Steel and McKelveys Department Store, both in Youngstown, before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family.
Mary will be sadly missed by her family, her daughter, Nancy (Jack) Lavelle; her sons, John (Cindy) Livingston and Daniel Livingston, with whom she made her home, all of Hubbard; three grandchildren, Reverend John Michael Lavelle of Ravenna and Gwendolyn Lavelle and Kristin Cohol, both of Hubbard; and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves a dear friend, Winnie Seginak, who has been more like a sister to Mary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert E. Greer.
Special thanks to all the people who offered their thoughts and prayers during her illness. The Livingston family would especially like to thank Dr. Howard Slemons for his professional care and personal support during this difficult time.
There are no calling hours.
Interment will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mass for Shut-Ins, c/o CTNY (Catholic Television Network of Youngstown) P.O. Box 430, Canfield, OH 44406.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Friends and family are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences with the family.
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Eileen (Scheetz) Long, 72
JEFFERSON A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Mrs. Eileen (Scheetz) Long, 72, and her husband, Walter F. Long, 72.
Eileen died on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Jefferson Rehabilitation Center and was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F., who died Aug. 26, at their residence in Jefferson.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Scheetz.
She is survived by her brother, Howard and sister-in-law, Mary Carol Scheetz; a niece, Kathleen and her daughter, Grace Masterson; and a nephew, Kenneth Scheetz.
Helen Pipenur, 88
WARREN Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church with Fr. James Barkett officiating, for Helen Pipenur, 88, who passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 2009, at St. Joseph Health Center.
Helen was born June 11, 1921 in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Domnica Cioran Badila.
She was a graduate of Youngstown South High School.
She had worked for the Tribune Chronicle in the Advertising Department, retiring in June of 1977.
Helen enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren, traveling, cooking and baking, and especially looked forward to going to church on Sunday. She loved her church, the Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church of Warren.
She married William Bill Pipenur on Aug. 29, 1942, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage together. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 2003.
Helen was a true example as to how one should live their life. She was loved by all and befriended everyone she ever met with her sincere, caring and selfless ways.
Her children and grandchildren were her life, along with them, and the many other people who called her Buni, will forever keep her in their hearts.
She is survived by a son, Bill (Nancy) Pipenur of Warren; daughters, Georgiann (Joseph) Packard of Bellingham, Mass. and Jean (Tom) Hileman of Howland; sisters, Virginia Nord of Florida and Livia Biello of Vienna; grandchildren Brian and Kevin Pipenur, Jessica (Justin) Issler, Lauren and Tom Hileman, Erin and Lindsey Packard and Jennifer and John (Jason Haggerty) Elliot; and great-grandchildren, Cody, Katelyn and Brady Pipenur. She leaves her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary (Pipenur) and Dan Opritza; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Badila; and sisters, Ann Malesky and Mary Justice.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE in Warren, where a Saracusta service will take place at 6 p.m.
Friends may also call Thursday morning at the church one half hour prior to the services.
Interment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, 1836 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.
Helen A. Roble, 86
PIKEVILLE, TENN. Prayers will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Luke Church, celebrated by Father Joseph Fata, for Helen A. Roble, 86, who passed away Monday evening in Pikeville.
Mrs. Roble was born April 15, 1923 in Youngstown, a daughter of Andrew and Anne Martinko Eperjezi.
She was a graduate of Boardman High School and managed Lawson Dairy Stores. She also assisted at the Ursuline Mother House. Helen was a member of Saint Luke Church.
Her husband, Alex Roble, whom she married Feb. 27, 1943, died in 1988.
She leaves five daughters, Patricia (John) Curran Dornstetter of San Carlos, Mexico Karen (Rich) Stevens of Berlin Center, Bonnie (Dr. Mike) Dasu of Canfield, Theresa (Steve) Moody of Pikeville and Ann Marie (Gary) Pierce of Poland; a son, Thomas (Jan) Roble of Youngstown; a sister, Elizabeth Telego of New Middletown; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Monroe; and a brother, Andrew Esperjezi.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Ralph Ricky Rudolphi, 60
CAMPBELL A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wasko Funeral Home for Ralph Ricky Rudolphi, 60, who passed away Wednesday evening at Omni Manor Care Center.
Ralph was born March 23, 1949 in Youngstown, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth Bruner Rudolphi and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a self-employed Auto Body Technician. He enjoyed playing the piano, dancing and listening to the music of the 50s and was a big fan of classic cars.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Joseph (Chelsea) Rudolphi of Campbell; a granddaughter, Nevaeh; and two sisters, Lisa McClelland of Liberty and Cher A. Rudolphi of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made at the funeral home to help defray expenses.
The Rudolphi family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary.
Devon J.T. Thomas Sr, 42
ERIE, PA. Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. (Matt. 11:28).
Devon J.T. Thomas Sr., formerly of Youngstown, is now taking his rest as of Friday, Oct. 9, when he passed away in Erie, where he had been residing for the past two years. He now awaits the resurrection For he himself shall descend from heaven with a shout and the dead in Christ shall rise first. (I Thess. 4:16)
Devon was born on Oct. 1, 1967 in Youngstown, a son of Al Curtis Williams and Gwendolyn R. Thomas.
During his teenage years, he was an amateur boxer for the Golden Gloves and was on the Temple Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist Churchs basketball team. He worked as a lifeguard for two years at Nick Johnson Pool, worked and managed several food establishments in Youngstown and North Carolina, where he lived for 14 years. He also worked at a glass manufacturing plant, one of Tysons chicken processing plants, a dairy company and at a linens plant, just to name a few.
Devon leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his memory, his mother, Gwen Thomas-Bonner and stepfather, Raymond Bonner of Youngstown; a son, Devon Jr. of Wilkesboro, N.C.; a brother, F. Eron C. Thomas of N. Wilkesboro; a sister, Mariam (MarTe) Bonner of Columbus; and a host of other family, friends, church family and loved ones.
His biological father, Al, preceded him in death.
There will be calling hours Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Howard-Rhoden Memorial Home.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where friends may also call one hour prior to services.
James H. Thomas, 70
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held Thursday at noon at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for James H. Thomas, 70, who departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 3, 1939 in Youngstown, a son of Herbert and Lillian Tarpley Thomas.
He retired from Republic Steel.
His wife, the former Sherri Gordon, died April 19, 2006.
He leaves five children, Tony, (Rose) Thomas, Herbert (Olivia) Thomas, Herman (Nancy) Thomas and Anita J. Thomas, all of Sacramento, Calif. and Tonya Cail of Phoenix; a step-daughter, Michelle Gordon Johnson; a brother, Joseph Thomas of Youngstown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His parents; a son, Leonard Thomas; two brothers, Eugene and William Thomas; and two sisters, Betty Jackson and Gloria Thomas, preceded him in death.
Viewing will be held today from noon to 4 p.m.
Friends may call one hour prior to service on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Raymond F. Treharne, 59
STRUTHERS Funeral services will be held Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home with Fr. Nicholas Shori officiating, for Raymond F. Treharne, 59, who passed away Monday morning in St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Raymond was born Sept. 18, 1950 in Youngstown, the son of Firl H. and Ethel Hixson Treharne.
He was a 1969 graduate of Jackson Milton High School. He was employed at Safety Tire in Canfield as a shop/tire man for truck and car tires.
He was a member of the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Georgia Gibbs, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1973; six children, Jackie Ann (Joe) Vinopal, Elaine (Luke) Runge, Mindy (Naser) Alwanni, Adam (Mandy) Treharne, Juwan Treharne and Ashley Treharne; four granddaughters, Kaitlyn Katcher, Samantha Vinopal, Paige Treharne and Lexie Treharne; and a sister, Linda Bumgardner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard A. Treharne; and a sister, Carolyn Treharne.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that monetary donations be made to the Wasko Funeral Home.
Raymonds family would like to especially thank all the doctors and nurses who took care of him throughout the years.
The Treharne family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friend Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary.