Geneva Anderson, 75
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. for Mrs. Geneva Anderson, 75, who departed this life Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Anderson was born May 11, 1934 in Masury, a daughter of Edward and Mary Williams West.
She leaves two sons, Edward L. (Debra) West and James A. (Linda) Locke, both of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Dehbra A. Locke of Stockbridge, Ga.; two brothers, Frank (Omar Bailey) West of Youngstown and Lewis West of Canton; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her parents; three sisters, Bernice DeLoach, Eunice Hosey and Juanita Robinson; and a brother, Theodore Hodges, preceded her in death.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Ann M. (Frank) DePinto, 85
BOARDMAN There will be funeral services 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Charles Poore celebrating for Ann M. (Frank) DePinto, 85, who passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13.
Ann was born April 25, 1924 in Youngstown, the daughter of Vincenzo and Michelina (Nuzzo) DeFrank.
She was a member of St. Dominic Church. Ann was the cook at Mr. Wheelers Restaurant on Market Street for many years, where all the food was homemade by her. Some of the things she enjoyed making were wedding soup, pizza, cavatelli (by hand) and her mother-in-laws, Porsias recipe of Easter bread. Ann loved to visit and present you with her homemade goodies as a gift to you when walking in your door. Along with this would always be her prayers that she would have prepared on a napkin ready to say as all sat down to eat. Dinner would not be complete without her singing her favorite Italian songs!
This love and many memories will always be cherished by her children, Nick (Patty) DePinto, Porsia (Tony) DeNiro and Vito Jr. (Marty) DePinto; grandchildren, Nick Jr. (Jennifer) DePinto, Deana (Matt) May, and Anthony (Jennifer) DeNiro; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Zachary and Breanna DePinto, Nathan May, Gianna and Anthony Vito DeNiro; her brother, Jimmy DeFrank; sister-in-law, Theresa Pohmurski; her good friends, Alba and Pete Cordon; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by Vito DePinto Sr.; an infant daughter, Porsia Marie DePinto; her three sisters, Antoinette, Josephine and Rosie; and her brother, Johnny.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
Moms passions were her God, her family, good food and music. Although she never had much in the way of material things, these passions always saw her through everything and made her happy! She never forgot her parents and what they taught her, quoting them often. She had a deep belief that God was there to help her and her prayers to let Him know our needs. There are many things to remember about Mom, but these will be remembered most.
Lawrence J. Larry DeSalvo, 72
HOWLAND There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. service at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel for Lawrence J. Larry DeSalvo, 72, who passed away Wednesday afternoon Oct. 14, 2009, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House from pulmonary fibrosis.
Lawrence J. Larry DeSalvo was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Mary DOnofrio DeSalvo.
He was a 1955 graduate of Hubbard High School and attended Kent State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and had served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Putnam as a radio operator. He retired in 1999 from Campbells Soup Co. where he was a salesman for 35 years.
He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Larry was an avid golfer and played in numerous golf leagues. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Ross DeSalvo, who he married April 8, 1961; a daughter, Pamela Landis of Dearborn, Mich.; two sons, Lawrence E. (Beth) DeSalvo of Noblesville, Ind. and Dr. Anthony R. (Mimi) DeSalvo of Howland; six grandchildren, David Landis, Hannah, Olivia, Ross, Alex, and Max DeSalvo; and a brother, John (Gail) DeSalvo of Oceanside, Calif.
His parents preceded him in death.
Calling hours will be Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Marjorie Finer, 85
CANTON Marjorie Finer died on Oct. 14, 2009.
She was born on July 5, 1924 in Cleveland to the late Benjamin and Esther Libbie (Feldman) Alexander.
She graduated from Glenville High School. After marrying Sanford Finer in 1947, they lived in Alliance, Youngstown and Canton.
Through the years, Marge was active in Hadassah Bnai Brith Women, Person to Person, Sisterhood, Senior Adult Organization and Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary. In 2005, Marge was given the Etta Gendler award and was honored last year for her giving of crocheted afghans.
Marge volunteered tutoring children and also taught religious school. An excellent cook, she worked for the Canton Jewish Community Center and made home delivered meals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Finer; son Mitchell Louis Finer; and five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Faye Finer of Lyndhurst; twin grandsons, Mitchell Elliott Finer and Carl Stuart Finer; brother-in-law, Herman Davis of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Cornersburg Cemetery in Youngstown. Cantor Bruce Braun of Shaaray Torah Synagogue in Canton and Rabbi Joel Berman of Ohev Tzedek in Youngstown will officiate.
A memorial service at the Shaaray Torah Synagogue on Wednesday October 21st at 11:30 am. Memorial contributions may be sent to Jewish Family Services or Shaaray Torah Synagogue.
Please visit www.arnoldfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.
Arnold Funeral Home, 1517 North Market Ave. in Canton, (330) 456-7291.
Kevin Lamont Harvey, 39
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Antioch Baptist Church for Mr. Kevin Lamont Harvey, 39, who departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.
Mr. Harvey was born Nov. 15, 1969 in Youngstown, a son of T. Cecil Rhodes and Mary L. Harvey.
Mr. Harvey was a 1988 graduate of The Rayen School and attended the New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He enjoyed and collected model cars and love to walk and ride his bike.
He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his mother and stepfather, Mary and Leonard Bridges of Arkansas; father, T. Cecil Rhodes of California; a son, Kevin R. Harvey of North Carolina; two brothers, Turhan C. Rhodes of Texas and Jovan Rhodes of Georgia; two sisters, DiOuana Bridges and Alisa Bridges, both of Youngstown; grandmother, Nellie P. Harvey of Youngstown; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shanna L. Bridges; and grandparents, James A. Harvey, Ideltra and Harvey Beachum and King David and Bessie Rhodes.
Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
Angeline Ange LaRubbio, 82
NILES There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Anthony of Padua Church for Angeline Ange LaRubbio, 82, who died Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Autumn Hills Care Center.
Ange was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Youngstown, the daughter of Anthony and Esperanza Cerra Noday.
She was a 1946 graduate of The Rayen School and for 25 years worked in the Budget Linens Department at the Strouss Hirshberg Company.
Ange was also a homemaker, who loved baking and cooking Italian dishes for her family and friends and was very proud of her Italian and Brier Hill heritage.
She was a member of the church and its Altar & Rosary Society. Ange loved her social partners of Girard, as well as going on trips to casinos, and she was an avid card player, Everyone who knew her, truly loved her.
Ange is survived by two sons, Carl F., with whom she made her home and Robert A. (Kelly) of Austintown; two grandchildren, Bobby and Alyssa; sisters-in-law, Mary Patricia Noday, Pauline Noday, Alberta Lynn Noday, Mary Remner, Angela LaRubbio and Phyllis LaRubbio; another family member, Mikelena DeDonato; and brothers-in-law, Jim Killius, Jim LaRubbio and Anthony LaRubbio.
Besides her parents, Ange was preceded in death by her husband, Carl F., whom she married June 3, 1950. and who died May 15, 2003; sisters, Theresa DeDonato, Antoinette Toni Killius; and brothers, Michael, Joseph L., Amerigo Merks, and Fred Sr.
Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Burial will be at Tod Cemetery.
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. Friday 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.
Sabrina J. Bean Magnoski, 38
NILES Services will be held Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown for Sabrina Bean J. Magnoski, 38.
Sabrina was born Feb. 20, 1971 in Jacksonville, Fla., a daughter of Robert and Toni Page Magnoski. She was raised in the area.
She was a member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church in North Lima.
Sabrina leaves her long time companion, Earl Sykes; a daughter, Alexis T. Sykes; her father, Robert Magnoski and mother, Toni Magnoski, both of New Springfield; a sister, Evelyn Schragel Magnoski of New Springfield; three nieces, Page Scott, Bobbi and Adaline Schragel; and one nephew, Mason Schragel.
Friends may call on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown.
Please visit www.ClementeFuneralHomes.com to send condolences and to view this obituary.
Charles Dennis McCreary Sr., 75
CLEVELAND Services will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church for Mr. Charles Dennis McCreary Sr., 75, formerly of Youngstown, who departed this life Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at St. Augustine Manor in Cleveland.
Mr. McCreary, lovingly known as Chuck Tiger was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Youngstown, a son of Eugene and Marie Dennis McCreary.
He had worked at U.S. Steel, the Eastside Community Action Center and was a lineman for Ohio Edison, retiring in 1989. He had boxed with the Golden Gloves and was a Golden Glove Middle Weight Champion.
He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church and its choir, the Sacred Heart Church in Youngstown and also St. Cecilia in Cleveland. He was a NAACP Lifetime member, and a former precinct committeeman for the Democratic Party. He was a part of the Neighborhood Block Watch and the Guardian Angels. He also performed in several plays at the Youngstown Playhouse.
Charles was a member of the Butler Art Institute and received several awards for his work as an artist. He was a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Battalion with the U.S. Army.
His wife, the former Hermenia Claytees Copeland, whom he married at St. Columba on Nov. 22, 1958, passed away Dec. 8, 2002.
He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Sybil Daniels of Clayton, N.C., Valerie (Anthony) Berman of Waldorf, Md., Charles D. McCreary Jr. of Youngstown and Joanne McCreary of Cleveland; six grandchildren; four sisters, Erma Jean Daniels, Lucille McCreary Copeland, Joanne (Billy) Williams and Arkeylah (Sahib) Shakoor, all of Youngstown; two brothers, Dr. Maurice L. (Dr. Kathy) McCreary of Washington, D.C. and John K. McCreary of Pittsburgh; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son, Tyrone.
Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home and on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Columba Church.
Albert Mulichak, 60
AUSTINTOWN Prayers will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Albert Mulichak, 60, who passed away Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Albert was born March 9, 1949 in Youngstown, the son of the late Nicholas and Ida (Zambori) Mulichak.
Albert was a 1967 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for over 30 years and worked for Polivka Surface Engineering. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 66, retiring July 1, 2000. He was a former member of the Eagles Club and the Moose Club. He also enjoyed hunting.
Albert leaves his wife, the former Carol Luczka, whom he married April 25, 1981; a son, Steven (Angela) Mulichak of Lordstown; a sister, Margaret (Mike) Teutsch of Austintown; a brother, Robert (Michele) Mulichak of Austintown; and two grandchildren, Joey and Paige Mulichak.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of donations to the American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Alice Schmalzried, 91
GIRARD Alice Schmalzried, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at her sons home in Girard.
She was born Aug. 16, 1918, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Cavanaugh) Geis.
Alice was a member of St. Rose Church and a past president of their Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ladies of Charity of Youngstown.
She married Bernard R. Schmalzried Sr. May 8, 1941 and he passed away Aug. 24, 1982.
She is survived by four sons, Fr. Bernard R. Schmalzried Jr. of Warren, Robert J. (Lenora) Schmalzried of Girard, Albert E. (Mary Ann) Schmalzried of Vienna and James C. (Pamela) Schmalzried of Girard; a daughter, Sister Maureen Schmalzried of Daughters of Charity; a sister, Florence Radcliffe; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Margaret Sunshine Schmalzried; an infant daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Schmalzried; two brothers, Robert and Harry Geis; and two sisters, Catherine and Regina Miller.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Rose Church with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Devon J.T. Thomas Sr., 42
ERIE, PA. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Howard-Rhoden Memorial Home in Youngstown for Devon J.T. Thomas Sr., 42, who passed away on Oct. 9, 2009.
Devon was currently enrolled at Tri-State Business Institute of Technology in Erie, where he was studying HVAC-Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Cooling.
There will be calling hours today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Friday.
Stephanie A. Thomas, 69
POLAND Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel for Stephanie A Thomas, 69, who passed away Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Stephanie was born May 19, 1940 in Youngstown, the daughter of Stephen and Stella (Lockiec) Wolfe.
Stephanie was a graduate of Campbell High School. She was a member of the Holy Family Church.
Her husband, James L. Thomas, whom she married July 15, 1961, who passed away Jan. 1, 1999.
Stephanie leaves her father, Stephen Wolfe of Hubbard; her daughter, Patricia A Thomas of Poland; a sister, Carole (Thomas) Reed of Alliance; a brother, Thomas (Carol) Wolfe of Hubbard; and a brother-in-law, Earl J. (Sally) Thomas of Florida.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her mother and huband.
The family will be receiving friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ethel Irene Rennie Walden, 79
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, for Ethel Irene Rennie Walden, 79, who went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2009.
She was born March 1, 1930 in Richmond, Va., the second child to Abraham and Victoria Walden.
She retired from the Western Reserve Transit Authority, after 27 years of service.
Rennie was a lifelong member of the Union Baptist Church and a member of the Usher Board and Nurses Guild. She was also very giving to charities and her loved ones. She had a passion for western movies, and even named her second son, John Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Abram Jr.; and two sisters, Corneisha Jones and Delores Shannon.
Ethel leaves to cherish her memory her son, James of Arkon; two sisters, Leola Durant and Evelyn Bailey, both of Youngstown; and four brothers, Alvin (Jean), Freddie, David and LaFaye Walden. She also leaves three granddaughters and one grandson; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and a best friend, Mamie Ham, whom she celebrated life with since they were 16 years old.
Viewing will be Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Morris J. Duke White, 71
CLEVELAND Services will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Morris J. Duke White, 71, formerly of Youngstown, who departed this life Saturday, Oct. 1, 2009 at Beachwood Point Nursing Home in Beachwood.
Mr. White was born May 23, 1938 in Hayneville, Ala., a son of Morris and Melba Watts White, coming to this area in 1958 and moving to the Cleveland area three years ago.
He was a retired electrician and had worked with Youngstown State University for 34 years, retiring in 1993. He attended Calvary Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland. A true sportsman, Morris loved fishing and hunting. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and after retirement, continued household maintenance for neighbors and friends.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory his children, Bridget (Chris) Crump Payton of Cleveland and Kevin (Lisa) Matlock of Youngstown; stepchildren he reared, Carolyn (Jazz) Crump, Ann Matlock and Linda (Eugene) Haley, all of Youngstown, Gwen Matlock of Maryland and Vickie Carlisle of Pennsylvania; a host of grandchildren, including a grandson he reared, Resean Yancey of Youngstown; numerous great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earnest (Leonora) White of Liberty Township, Johnny (Annie Ruth) White of Hayneville and Charles White of Youngstown; four sisters, Dorothy Grant of Hayneville, Willie Nell Anderson of Austintown, Beverly (Al) Neal of Shelby, N.C. and Lucy Boyd of Youngstown; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.