Eileen M. Akers, 76
GRANTS PASS, ORE. Eileen M. Akers, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Three Rivers Community Hospital.
No services were planned.
Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Redwood Dialysis Patient Trust Fund, 201 SW L St., Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Visit www.since128hull.com to sign the family guest book.
Eileen was born Aug. 8, 1933 in Ellsworth to Edwin and Jessie Ewing and graduated from Canfield High School.
She married and had three children and later divorced.
In 1965, she moved to San Fernando Valley. In 1969, in Las Vegas, she married Tom Akers. She worked as an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) from 1963, and in 1979, she earned her RN Degree at Los Angeles Trade Tech. She worked as an evening supervisor at the Medical Center of North Hollywood. In 1995, she moved from Palmdale, Calif. to Grants Pass and continued nursing at Laurel Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 10 years as an RN and weekend supervisor.
She volunteered with Josephine County Search and Rescue and she enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her companion, Bob Lumpkin of Cave Junction, Ore.; two daughters, Theresa Ewan of Williams, Ore. and Mary Jane VanAuker of North Jackson; two sisters, Doris Bailey of Berlin Center and Karen Schuller of Lansing, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Earl Akers, who died on March 1, 1997; a son, Paul Prozy, who died in 1999; and a brother, Edwin Ewing.
Anthony Tony D. Biggs, 50
HUBBARD Anthony Tony D. Biggs, 50, departed this life Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Valley Renaissance Healthcare Center.
Mr. Biggs was born Sept. 12, 1959, in Youngstown, a son of Leslie S. and Delores L. Davis Biggs.
He attended the Early Morning Church of God In Christ.
He leaves his sisters, Genevieve Titzle of Madison, Wis. and Michele (Dana) Pilson of Campbell; a brother, Michael J. Biggs, with whom he made his home; stepsisters, Harriet Gooden of Baltimore, Ruth Corky Alli of Youngstown and Loretta Shaw of Boardman; four nephews, Michael and Todd McClendon of Canal Winchester and Michael and Christopher Biggs of Hubbard; a special friend, Debra Jones of Youngstown; and a long-time acquaintance, Patricia Taylor of Youngstown.
His parents and stepbrother, George Biggs, preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
A private service will be held Monday morning.
Joseph Louis Borsh, 92
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. Joseph Louis Borsh, 92, succumbered to pneumonia on Sept. 23, 2009.
A lifelong resident of Youngstown, Struthers and Boardman until 2001, he was born to Frank and Mary (Herman) Borsh on July 17, 1917.
He graduated from Struthers High School with honors in January of 1935 and attended Youngstown College through 1939.
During World War II, he served as a decorated B-24 bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps, completing 30 missions over Europe. His career included positions within the Ohio State Employment Office and a 35 years span with the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, rising to become the supervisor of employment for the Youngstown District Plants.
He and his wife, Dorothy were active members of the Struthers Methodist Church through the 1960s.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Dorothy Jayne Teates; and two brothers, Frank of Boardman and Richard of Cleveland.
He is survived by a daughter, Gail Mikeo of Deerfield Beach; son, James of Loudon, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
No local services are planned.
Doris Louise Butler, 85
McKINLEY HEIGHTS Doris Louise Butler, 85, of Ellen Avenue, died at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born in Carter County, Ky. on June 22, 1924 to Tony and Bertha (Collins) Stephens and came to this community in 1957.
Doris was a member of the Olive Hill Christian Church and attended the Austintown Westview Church of Christ. She enjoyed crafts, canning, sewing and gardening. She was a custodian at ITT Technical Institute and a nursing assistant at several nursing homes.
A beloved mother, Doris is survived by four children, Linda Butler of Hillsboro, Donald (Judy) Butler of Westminster, S.C., Gregory (Marilyn) Butler of Weeki Wachi, Fla. and Sandra Butler, with whom she lived; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is also survived by three sisters, Hazel Evans of Niles, Mary Holbrooks of Niles and Shirley Padilla of Murphy, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Butler, whom she married on May 28, 1941, and who died on Aug. 19, 1976; two grandsons, Lionel Bradford and Curtis Butler; and four brothers, Charles, Arthur, William and Jimmy Stephens.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
The funeral will be on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at noon at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Kerr Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency of Mahoning County, 5208 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown or Easter Seals Center for Rehabilitation, 721 Boardman-Poland Road in Youngstown.
Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
Lawrence J. Larry DeSalvo, 72
HOWLAND TOWNSHIP There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church, with Celebrant Fr. Richard Murphy, 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. He enjoyed spending his winters in Sebring, Fla. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was active in the Mill Creek and Austintown Pony Baseball Group.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Ross DeSalvo, whom 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 and 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 today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.
Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Sandra Fortner, 62
YOUNGSTOWN Sandra Fortner, 62, of 625 Freeman Court, passed away Oct. 1, 2009, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health Center after suffering a heart attack.
Ms. Fortner was born April 6, 1947 in Youngstown.
She was employed as a secretary for the Clarence Robinson Center, attended the Salvation Army and loved cats.
She leaves to mourn two sons, Larry Fortner II of Chicago and Donovan Fortner of Canton; one daughter, Latosha Fortner of Canton; ex-husband, Larry Fortner I of Canton; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be at Belmont Park Cemetery.
Richard G. Jacoby, 87
GIRARD Richard G. Jacoby, 87, passed away Wendesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Richard was born Oct. 8, 1922 to the late Virgil and Bernice Grove Jacoby in Youngstown.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired from Packard Electric and was a member of the First Christian Church.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Marlene Jacoby.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris E. Call Jacoby, whom he married Oct. 23, 1948, and she died Feb. 1, 2002; his son, James G. Jacoby, who died Aug. 13, 2009; and one brother.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home ,where visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Joseph Kralj Jr., 50
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home for Joseph Kralj Jr., 50, who passed away Wednesday evening at Hospice House surrounded by his family.
Joe was born April 1, 1959 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Vera Allmon Kralj Sr.
He was a self-employed auto mechanic.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Sheila Kralj of Youngstown; granddaughter, Shawntee Kralj of Youngstown; three sisters, Mary (Ray) Bender of Kentucky, Josephine Treharn of Youngstown and Valerie (Randy) Oecsh of Niles; a brother, Harry Kralj of Youngstown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joe was a Cleveland Browns fan, who often enjoyed watching the games with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his love of his family, kind heart and compassion for others.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family.
Jackline (Daniel) Moore, 60
COLUMBUS A homegoing ceremony will be held at the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for Jackline (Daniel) Moore, 60, who departed this life Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at her residence.
Jackline, affectionately know as Jackie was born May 8, 1948 in Franklin, N.C., a daughter of Alvin and Viola Moore.
She attended South High School. She was a retired residential care provider. A dedicated member of the Greater Glory Ministries, she loved her church. She was also a member of the Needles Eye.
A devoted and loving grandmother, she delighted in her grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Dwyon M. (Faye) Moore of Cleveland, Chantell Daniel of Youngstown and Jason (Kusana) Davis; two daughters, LaTonya and Anitra Daniel of Columbus; seven brothers, Leroy Cochrane, Rev. Sherman C. Moore, Delbert (Gail) Moore and Norman D. Moore, all of Youngstown and Jerry Cochran of Michigan, Bernard (Gwen) Moore of Campbell, Ariggle (Liz) Moore of Warren and Charles W. Moore of California; one sister, Ninette (Henry) White of Youngstown; 24 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A daughter, Lesia Marie; her parents; a brother, Robert Moore, six sisters, Jerithia, Mary Thomas, Geretha Sly, Katherine McHerron, Regina Moore, Dorothy Nell Jordan, Margaret McCoy and Debra d. Moore, preceded her in death.
The repast will take place at 2520 South Ave.
Local services will be at noon on Friday at the chapel of the Wayne T. Lee Funeral Service, 1370 East Main St., 614-253-7944.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service.
An out of town service will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 747 Willow, the Rev. Charles C. Ellis, Officiating.
Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery Association in Youngstown.
Family may be contacted at 614-584-0871.
Josephine Crosetto Nephew
YOUNGSTOWN Josephine Crosetto Nephew passed away Oct. 9, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Health Center with her loving family present.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating, where she was baptized.
Josephine, known to her friends as Joie, spent the majority of her adult life in Howland with her husband of 48 years, the late David Seward Nephew Sr., who has been waiting for her since 1998.
Josephine was born on August 23rd in Smoky Hollow, the daughter of the late Carlo Giovanni Crosetto and Catherine Burns. Always proud of her Italian and Irish heritage, you could often hear her singing Thats Amore or When Irish Eyes are Smiling. She signed all her St. Patricks Day cards Josephine ONephew. To be in her home was to be surrounded with music, particularly operas and Broadway musicals. She was an avid card player and was known to play Bridge into the night.
Josephine graduated from South High School and Youngstown State University. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed biographies. Her column, Between the Bookends with its books reviews and suggested readings appeared in The Youngstowner in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The above picture was featured on its August of 1950 cover. She continued her insatiable thirst for reading into her later years, witnessed by her reading and discussion of the weekly New York Times book review up until a few years ago.
Of all Josephines love, the greatest was her love of children. She was ahead of her time when, in 1968, she saw the need for quality child care and established a loving day care, which incorporated many of the now mandated principles seen in todays child care establishments. Her sitter service was one of the first locally owned and operated babysitting services, where parents could hire bonded sitters from a state licensed sitter service.
Josephine and her husband were founding members of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren.
A loving mother, she was her grandchildrens biggest cheerleader and would be seen at their sporting and musical events. She enjoyed playing games and cards with them and never tired of their company.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Catherine Lucille Choppa, Carl Crosetto, Clarence Cal Crosetto and Frances Mae Gardner.
Josephine was the beloved mother of eight children, who will greatly miss her dancing eyes and beautiful smile, Jodie (David) Flickinger of Columbia, S.C., Charmaine Nephew (Rodney Wills) of Charlotte, N.C., David (Susan) Nephew Jr. of Atlanta, Kate (David) Bridge of Cortland, the Honorable Theresa (John) Dellick of Canfield, Bridget Nephew of Howland, Marlene (Jim) Pelyhes of Mentor and John (Tareita) Nephew of Mesa, Arizona; and 12 grandchildren, Leigh, June, Erin, Katie, Aaron, Elizabeth, Corrina, Mary Therese, Annie, John, Julie and John Charles.
Friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 343 Via Mount Carmel in Youngstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
The family wishes to thank the Assumption Village staff for the loving care given to their mother with special appreciation extended to the nursing staff.
Since there are no calling hours at the funeral home, please do not send flowers.
Florence Rochow Rider, 87
CANFIELD Florence Rochow Rider, 87, formerly of Poland, died Wednesday evening at the Hospice of the Valley Hospice House.
Florence was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of William and Florence Miller.
She was raised in Youngstown and lived in Poland, until moving to Canfield 33 years ago.
She was a graduate of Chaney High School and worked in the book department of Strouss Department Store, downtown Youngstown.
Florence was a charter member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Poland, where she was active in the Ladies Sewing Circle, Pop-Overs and Just Friends.
Her first husband, Harold Rochow, died June of 1967.
Besides her husband, William Bob Rider, whom she married March 1975, Florence leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Edward Brant of Poland; her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Karen Rochow of Boardman; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and George Remias and Janet and Dana Slick; one brother, James Miller of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Tammi Hartshorn, George Remias and Eric and Chad Slick; and six great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Nicholas Hartshorn, Eleanor Remias, and Ethan, Brandon and Cameron Slick.
Besides her parents and husband, Florence was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Miller.
Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Poland with Pastor Paul Burgeson officiating.
Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
Mary D. Rodgers, 91
NORTH LIMA Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wasko Funeral Home for Mary D. Rodgers, 91, who passed away Thursday morning in St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman Campus.
Mary was born Dec. 8, 1917 in Campbell, the daughter of Dominic and Madeline Amorosa DeLuca and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and worked for General Electric as a Quality Control Checker, retiring after 46 years of service.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Her husband, Ray Rodgers, whom she married in 1951, passed away in 1952.
She leaves to cherish her memory six nieces and nephews, Mary Roznoy, Mickey Tatarka, Tony DuPonty, James DuPonty, Cynthia Pesano Carder George and Michael Pesano.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; one brother, George DeLuca; and two sisters, Jane Pesano and Anna DuPonty.
The Rodgers family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Please visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary.
Archie Bo Rue Sr., 76
ELYRIA Archie Bo Rue Sr., 76, formerly of Youngstown, departed this life on Oct. 9, 2009, at the EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria after a long courageous battle.
He was born Jan. 31, 1933 to the late Robert and Hattie Grissett-Rue Sr. in Georgiana, Ala.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Elyria. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and loved people.
He came to Youngstown in 1955. In 1956, he married the late Henrietta Korneagay and to this union were six children. He later moved to Elyria, where he retired from U.S. Steel.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Irene Bell Rue; six children, Thea, Marilyn and Edward (Dawn Marie), all of Youngstown, Archie Jr. (Louise) of Akron, Herman (Yvonne) of Illinois and Delores (Lovell) of Portland, Ore.; a brother, Robert Jr. of Georgiana; a sister, Eula Pearl of Miami; three stepchildren, Walter and James (Marcella), all of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Roslyn of Nevada; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a godson, Daniel Smith of Youngstown; a very special friend, Octavius (Debbie) Rodgers of Elyria; and a host of family and friends.
Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by six brothers, R.C., Herman, Leroy, Mac, Willie and Murphy; four sisters, Arthurlee, Ethel, Annie Pearl and Claudia Mae; a grandson, Erik Anderson; and a son-in-law, Wallace Grace III.
Friends may call Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 614 West River Road in Elyria.The Rev. Marcettes Cunningham, Pastor, will officiate the service.
Burial will be held at Tod Homestead Cemetery in Youngstown on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m.
Please visit email@example.com or www.carterfhinc.com to send online condolences.
Professional services entrusted to Dennis W. Carter-LFD and Carter Funeral Homes.
Raymond Charles Slavin, 78
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. Raymond Charles Slavin, 78, passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2009, surrounded by his beloved wife, Peg; daughters, Kim Slavin and Bonnie Castle; son-in-law, Al Castle; and dog, GiGi.
Ray was born March 23, 1931 in Youngstown to John and Emma Slavin.
He graduated from North High School in 1950 and the Coast Guard Academy of New London, Conn. in 1953.
Ray was a veteran of the Korean War.
In 1954, he became co-owner of Bell Wick Auto Sales of Hubbard, changing the name to Bell Wick Ford Inc. in 1960 as owner and President. He moved the dealership in 1973 to 5700 Youngstown-Hubbard Road, renaming it Ray Slavin Ford Inc. and adding a Dodge Dealership in 1980. Ray served as President of the Tri-County Auto Dealers Association of Youngstown in both 1980 and 1981. Other franchise companies Ray owned and operated during the course of his career in Ohio includes, Itasca Motor Homes, Firestone Tires and Bridgestone Motorcycles. He was also owner and President of Auto Truck Lease & Loan Co. Inc. and Factory Homes of Youngstown and West Middlesex, Pa.
Ray married Peg in 1952 celebrating 57 years of marriage in 2009.
He leaves a sister, Irene Mc Fall; niece Jill Gula; and nephews Douglass and Ross Mondell of Canfield; his two granddaughters, Alexis Castle and Adrienne Campbell; grandson-in-law, Parker Campbell of Tallahassee, Fla.; and daughter Kim Slavin, whom resides in Orlando and daughter Bonnie Castle and son-in-law, Al Castle of Boca Raton, Fla.
Ray and Peg lived in Hubbard until 1990 when they retired to Pompano Beach, where Peg and GiGi resided.
Ray enjoyed life, his friends, his boat, his golf and most of all his family, along with building his businesses.
He was a member of the Pompano Beach Golf Association and Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex.
He will be remembered and missed by many but most of all by his family.
We love you Ray, you were bigger than life to us.
A memorial service will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Pompano Beach.
David A. Sniderman
BOCA RATON, FLA. David A. Sniderman died on Oct. 10, 2009 at his home in Boca Raton.
He is survived by his wife, Marilou; daughter Barbara Brooks of Winter Haven, Fla.; son Donald of Dallas; daughter Judith of Cleveland; sister, Jeanne Hamburg of Pittsburgh; as well as six grandchildren, Allison Lee of Winter Haven, Zachary Sniderman of Valencia, Spain, Noah Sniderman of Baltimore, Kajsa Sniderman of Portland, Ore., Beau Sniderman of Chicago and Zoe Sniderman of Cleveland.
Prior to his retirement to Florida in 1986, he was a lifelong resident of Youngstown. Mr. Sniderman served in the Glider Division of the 82nd Army Airborne. After returning from the war, he owned and operated the Acorn Lumber and Supply Company. He was actively involved in the Jewish Community Center, where he served as President for seven years, as well as many other charitable organizations. A longtime member of Squaw Creek Country Club, he was an avid golfer, achieving five holes in one in his lifetime.
A memorial service was held in Deerfield Beach on Oct. 13, 2009.
Donations in his memory may be made to the contributors favorite charity.
James H. Vaughn, 65
WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP James H. Vaughn, 65, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic.
James was born Feb. 28, 1944 to the late Donald and Sarah Ramsey Vaughn in Marshall, Ark.
He worked 19 years as a chipper for Valley Mold in Hubbard.
He belonged to the National Rifle Association and enjoyed playing Blue Grass music on the guitar.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Koren Vaughn, whom he married March 10, 1989; children Marilyn (Ken) Conrad and Donald L. (Barbara) of Austintown and Belinda Vaughn of Youngstown; stepson, Matthew S. Kollar of Canton; sisters, Betty Ortner and Margaret Beckham, both of St. Louis, Mandy Phelps of Richland, Mo. and Ann Brooks of Ft. Worth, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Floyd L. Jackson and David Vaughn; and one grandchild.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where visitation will be on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Interment will be at the Churchill Cemetery.