Frank S. Balas, 83
YOUNGSTOWN A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Matthias Church for Frank S. Balas, 83, who passed away Oct. 19, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Frank was born May 28, 1926 in Mount Pleasant, Pa., a son of Edward and Elizabeth Suckenik Balas.
Mr. Balas was employed as a roll operator at Cold Metal Products for many years.
Frank was a member of St. Matthias Church and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Logan receiving the Asian Pacific Area Campaign Medal with two Stars and the American Area Campaign Medal.
Frank is survived by a brother, Raymond Balas of Campbell; three sisters, Sister Mary Raymond Balas, Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati, Mary (Chester) Kingure of Youngstown and Julie Fabian of Campbell; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth Balas and Katherine Horvath; and brothers, Edward, John Joseph, Andrew and Steve Balas.
Visitation hours will be Friday at the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 5925 Market St. in Boardman from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
A prayer service will be held Friday at 4:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.
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Amundsen S. Barillaire, 87
CAMPBELL Private family funeral services were held today at the Wasko Funeral Home with Father Gerald DeLucia officiating for Amundsen S. Barillaire, 87, who passed away Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Amundsen was born Feb. 28, 1922 in Campbell, the son of Guy and Carlotta Tuura Barillari and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School, where he was a star football player and went on to attend Notre Dame University and Washington State University, where he also played football. After college, he joined the San Francisco 49ers organization and played professional football.
He was a member of St. Lucy Church, the Eagles and the Campbell Gridiron Club and was employed by Superior Beverage Company as a truck driver.
Amundsen leaves to cherish his memory six nieces and nephews, William R. (Cheryl) Barillaire of Columbiana, Carlyann (Bill) Markusic of Poland, Jane (Ron) Rowe of Poland, Sam (Janet) Barillaire of Poland, MaryAnn Sheen of New Castle, Pa. and Sally Richmond of Vienna, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Barillaire (Fred) and Emma Barillaire (Bill), both of Campbell; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, William, Samuel, Frederick and Albert.
The Barillaire family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home.
Interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Lowellville.
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Margaret Marge Conroy, 87
NORTH JACKSON A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. James Church in North Jackson for Margaret Marge Conroy, 87, formerly of North Roanke in Austintown, who passed Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Conroy was born July 6, 1922 in Youngstown, a daughter of Patrick and Margaret Farmer Kennedy and was a lifelong member of the community.
During the war, Mrs. Conroy worked for Ohio Edison and then as a cashier for the A&P Grocery Stores until their closing.
Mrs. Conroy was a 1942 graduate of Ursuline High School.
Her husband, John R. Conroy, whom she married Nov. 10, 1945, passed April 9, 1992.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Denise Walters and husband, Nick, with whom she made her home; and brothers, Jerome (July) Kennedy, Richard (Tina) Kennedy, Dennis (Shirley) Kennedy and Austin Kennedy, all of Youngstown. She had a special love and devotion to her three grandchildren, Dylan, Carlo and Lisa Walters.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Beans Conroy; sisters, Mary Evans and Anna Marie Kennedy; and brothers, Robert, Thomas, Patrick, John Joseph and Maurice Kennedy.
Material contributions may take the form of donation to donors favorite charity.
Family and friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice for their care and dedication.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCauley Funeral Home in Youngstown.
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Elizabeth J. DAmico, 72
YOUNGSTOWN Elizabeth J. DAmico, 72, of the citys west side, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 19, 2009, at Omni Manor Care Center.
Elizabeth was born Feb. 8, 1937 in New Salem, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Check, and came to this area in 1955.
Betty was a homemaker, a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, and was a member of the churchs Altar and Rosary Society.
Elizabeths husband, Carl DAmico, whom she married June 13, 1959, passed away Aug. 17, 2008.
Mrs. DAmico leaves a son, Michael Carl DAmico of Austintown; two daughters, Barbara Ann DAmico of Miami and Lisa Maria DAmico of Austintown; a brother, John (Shirley) Check of Uniontown, Pa.; and two sisters, Patty (Edward) Malonoski of Culpepper, W.Va. and Margaret Ann Check of New Salem.
Betty will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her husband, Betty was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Check Jr. and Edward Check.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where the Altar & Rosary Society will pray the Rosary at 5:15 p.m. and where funeral services will take place at 6 p.m.
Bettys family would like to express its appreciation to the staff of Omni Manor for the care given and kindness shown to Mrs. DAmico during her time there.
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Jean L. (Fiucci) DiCioccio, 79
CANFIELD There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church with the Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio celebrating for Jean L (Fiucci) DiCioccio, 79, who passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on Oct. 21, 2009.
Jean was born May 16, 1930, a daughter of the late Nicola and Livia (Lena Cipriano) Fiucci.
She was born and raised on the South side of Youngstown and graduated from South High School in 1948.
She married the late Roberto F. Doc DiCioccio on Oct. 6, 1951, and made their home on the South side. They later moved to Canfield and spent her remaining years with her husband of 56 years.
She was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown. Jean stayed home to raise her five children until she was able to work for the March of Dimes for 11 years. She enthusiastically attended, assisted and strongly supported countless fundraisers for the March of Dimes, including the annual March of Dimes Walkathons.
Jean was a remarkable homemaker. She always thought of others before herself. Mom was always cooking her traditional Italian meals everyday and when it came to the holidays Forget About It. In between cooking, cleaning, and baking her signature cakes, she found time to take her five children to their little pony and colt league games, music lessons, swimming, picnics and paper routes.
In her later years, she loved spending time with all of her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter. She enjoyed going out dancing with her husband and friends, and going to see Ray Boom Boom Mancinis fights. She loved all sports and looked forward to watching the Yankees in the World Series. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and a special person to all that knew her. She was a beautiful woman and the strength of our family.
She will always be remembered, loved, and sadly missed by her three sons, Bobby (Debi) DiCioccio of Canfield, John of Alpharetta, Ga. and James Tank ( Lory) of Canfield; two daughters, Laura (Bill) Napoli of Canton and Gina (Mark) Krantz of Columbus; and three sisters, Elizabeth Febo, Dolores (Frank) Rosile and Joyce (Ray) Jaminet.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Antonette (Dom) Ditata; her brother, Carmillo (Wanda) Fiucci; and brother-in-law, Lou Febo.
Her grandchildren included Michael (Melissa) DiCioccio, Jimmy Jeep, Nicolina and AJ DiCioccio, Mary, Santino and Juliano Napoli, and Maria, Julia and Marco Krantz; a great-granddaughter, Mia Lucia DiCioccio; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman where funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
Jean will live on in our hearts and in all the wonderful memories and the strength she gave to our family.
Your beautiful, smiling face
Your warm embrace
Your smile to welcome
Your love to endure. Forever.
Rest peacefully Mom. Thank you for everything.
John Fredrick Dad Mr. Fred Gibson, 62
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for John Fredrick Dad Mr. Fred Gibson, 62, who went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Gibson affectionately known as Dad and Mr. Fred was born July 5, 1947 in Youngstown, a son of Robert and Geneva Kitchen Gibson.
He was a steelworker for LTV, retiring in 1979. He enjoyed sports, cooking, and helping anyway he could.
He was a father figure to everyone. He adored his 15 grandchildren.
Fred leaves to cherish his memory his fiance, Angela McClain; four sons, Robert and Jonathan Gibson, their mother, Diane Gibbs, John Gibson Jr. and Derrick Ross, all of Youngstown; five daughters, Keysha L. Burkes, Michelle L. Burkes, Cassandra Beacham, Alyessa Gibson and Breona Gibson, all of Youngstown; three stepdaughters, LaToya Burkes, Carla Evans and Alisha Smith, all of Youngstown; a stepson and granddaughter, whom he reared, Montreal Moore and Jimmeze Shelton; two brothers, James (Joan) Kitchen and Tate Kitchen, both of Youngstown; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Beatrice Brown; and mother of his children, Yolanda E. Burkes.
Harv R. Godney, 62
GIRARD Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Harv R. Godney, 62, who died Tuesday afternoon at Hospice House.
Harv was born May 28, 1947 in Alliance, the son of the late Andrew and Mildred Louise (Harris) Godney.
He had worked for Syro Steel, where he had been a tow motor operator. Harv was a 1965 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and had belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Niles. He enjoyed the outdoors going fishing, camping and boating.
Harv is survived by his six siblings, Audrey (Barney) Emerick of Girard, Ronald (Debbie) Godney of Columbus, Miss., James (Barbara) Godney of Warren, Sandra (Noah) Johnson of Niles, Earl A. Godney of Warren and Doris A. Byers of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The family requests that material contributions be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Family and friends may visit at www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Eric Daniel Manion, 33
LAS VEGAS, NEV. Eric Daniel Manion, 33, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.
Born Aug. 19, 1976, the son of David Manion and Roberta Tornello.
He leaves behind siblings, Christopher Manion, Melissa Manion and Amber Manion; two stepbrothers; two stepsisters; stepfather, Christopher Tornello; stepmother, Margaret Manion; two sons, Tully Manion and Aaron Coleman; stepson, Gaven; and many other loved ones.
Eric lived his life to the fullest.
To honor his life, we would like friends to join us for a memorial service. Services will be Saturday, Oct., 26, at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 33 Sexton St., Struthers, OH 44471.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations for Erics final expenses be mailed to Melissa Manion, P.O. Box 5664, Youngstown, OH 44505.
Sylvia Joseph Newman, 95
LOS ANGELES Sylvia Joseph Newman, 95, formerly of Warren, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, in Los Angeles, where she has lived since 1985. She was surrounded by family.
Sylvia was born on Oct. 4, 1914 to Nathan (Nick) and Anna (Solomon) Joseph in Youngstown.
She was joined by a sister, Ethel, two years later immediately followed by a brother, Saul and she lost her mother during the flu epidemic of 1918.
She spent her early years in Cleveland, where her father was the manager of the Clark Restaurant Chain. Upon high school graduation, her father moved the family to Youngstown, where he opened his own restaurant.
In 1937, she met Max Newman of Farrell, Pa. and they were married on Feb. 28, at Squaw Creek Country Club.
Sylvia was a dedicated wife, mother and daughter. She was also an active and enthusiastic member of the community of Warren, where the young couple decided to live. As a member of Beth Israel Temple and a president of Hadassah, she was instrumental in record fund raising for the group.
She was a contract bridge player and shared a love of golf with her husband, Max.
She successfully ran the Royal Jewelry Company in the 1950s.
Following the tragic death of younger daughter, Pamela (16) in an auto accident, Sylvia working along side Catholic Charities, co- created Play Ladies. The group was dedicated to giving special care and attention to hospitalized children in the Warren-Youngstown area.
Sylvia continued her studies and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Youngstown College
Following the death of her husband Max in 1981, Sylvia took the next few years to tie up business matters at Newman Seafood of Warren. In 1985 and the urging of her daughter Launa, son-in-law Michael Minson and granddaughter, Whitney, she went to live with them in California.
In California, Sylvia stayed active. She joined Temple Beth Am and became a proud member of the honorary UCLA Plato Society, described by the Wall Street Journal as the nations best learning and retirement society dedicated to continued intellectual development.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Launa; son-in-law, Michael Minson; and granddaughter, Whitney Minson Yarosh and her husband, Alex.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel in Warren.
Burial will be at the Beth Israel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimers Research.
Michael J. Pepe, 57
LOWELLVILLE There will be funeral services at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Rossi-Lellio Funeral Home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. G. David Weikart, both in Lowellville, celebrating for Michael J. Pepe, 57, who passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 21.
Michael was born July 10, 1952, in Hillsville, Pa., the son of Joseph and Irene (Julius) Pepe.
He was employed at the Youngstown Sheet & Tube, St. Elizabeth Health Center in the maintenance department, and most recently at Crothall. Michael was a member of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church. He enjoyed Sunday rides on his motorcycle with his wife, frequent trips to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, and most of all, spending precious time with his family and friends.
He will always be remembered by his wife, the former Terri Flora, whom he married Feb. 14, 1970; his son, Michael (Rachel) Pepe of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his brother, Joseph (Joyce) Pepe of Hillsville; a brother-in-law, Joseph (Carol) Flora of Lowellville; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Pepe.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, at the RossiLellio Funeral Home, 151 Second St. in Lowellville.
Zora E. Peters, 89
SALEM Zora E. Peters, 89, died at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at her home.
She was born June 20, 1920, in Columbiana, the daughter of the late Willis C. and Mary (Switzer) Morlan.
Mrs. Peters was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Salem and a member of the United Methodist Women-Bertie Hanson Group of the church.
Her husband, James W. Peters, whom she married Feb. 18, 1940, preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1996. A brother, Dallas Morlan; three sisters, Kathryn Mercer, Beth Kinney and Eva Tucker; and a grandson, Darrin Philips also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, James M. Peters, Edward (Anna) Peters, Kenneth (Jayne) Peters and Robert Nick (Lois) Peters, all of Salem; a daughter, Glenda (Neil) Liber of Brenham, Texas; one sister, Edith (Clarence) Beard of Fridley, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Salem with the Rev. Douglas George officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church, prior to the services.
Private burial will be at Lisbon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406, the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway, P.O. Box 463, Salem, OH 44460 or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were made by Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
CINCINNATI Donald Trevis passed away Oct. 15, 2009, with his family by his side after an extended illness.
Don was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Rose (Kuhn) Trevis.
He graduated from North High School and attended Ohio University. He served four years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Germany. He worked in credit management for several companies, including Woolco and Household Finance. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Campbell, as well as the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic War Veterans.
Don lived most of his life in the Youngstown area, but moved to Cincinnati in July of 2006 to be near his children and grandchildren. His grandchildren were the light of his life and brought so much joy to him.
His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Holzbacher; two sons, Donald (Colleen) Trevis of Westchester and James Trevis of Mason; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Dylan Trevis; two sisters, Marian (Rose) Trevis of Coitsville and Linda (Ty) Everhart of Boardman; and two brothers, Joseph (Sylvia) Trevis of Struthers and Thomas (Marie) Trevis of Champion.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Westchester Church of the Nazarene in Westchester.
Duane L. Wallace Sr., 73
AUSTINTOWN Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Duane L. Wallace Sr., 73, who passed away Tuesday at Austinwoods Care Center.
Duane was born Nov. 20, 1935 in Columbus, the son of Howard and Irene C. (Evans) Wallace.
He was a 1953 graduate of Poland Seminary High School and retired from United Engineering after 26 years of service. Duane then worked as a maintenance man for Simco Managements Greenbriar Apartments and then for First Federal Savings and Loan until fully retiring in 2000.
He loved his daily paper, and was an avid NASCAR and boxing fan. He was also a member of the Eagles Meander Aerie No. 3298 since 1979.
On Oct. 19, 1973, Duane married Rosemarie J. Tiratto. Their marriage created a blended family of Duanes five children and Rosemaries four children; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. They were his pride and joy as he was a devoted and loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be forever missed in our hearts, souls and in our memories until we all meet again.
Besides his wife Rosemarie, Duane leaves his five children, Robert D. Wallace of Struthers and Terri Rae (Bob) Cappitte and Holly Wallace, both of Youngstown, Duane L. Wallace Jr. of Willoughby and Margaret Peggy Lewis of Austintown; four stepchildren, Mary J. (Jeff) Ramsey of North Carolina, Jean M. (Doug) Snell of Florida and Rosanne Amatore and Patricia Tricia (Bill) Steiner, both of Austintown; as well as 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Duane was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Wallace.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and again from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley in Duanes name.
Family and friends may visit at www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.