Virginia C. Butler, 92
STRUTHERS Prayers will begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Columba Cathedral celebrated by Father David Merzweiler for Virginia C. Butler, 92, who passed away Thursday morning at Maple Crest Nursing Home.
Virginia was born Dec. 14, 1916 in Follansbee, W.Va., the daughter of Harry D. and Lana P. Latto Jenkins.
She was a member of Saint Catherine Church in Lake Milton and was a housekeeper for Saint Pauls Church in Salem, retiring in 1996.
Virginia leaves two daughters, Jacqueline (William) Fuller of Girard and Lana Popio of Youngstown; two sons, Gerald (Deborah) Butler of Nicholasville, Ky. and David P. Butler of King, N.C.; her caregiver and granddaughter, Annette Martin; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Linda Jensen; two great-grandchildren, Michelle Hoffman and William Stadler; and her brothers, Raymond Jenkins and William Jenkins.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice of the Valley for their care of Virginia.
Family and friends may visit at www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Barbara Jean Caputo, 79
AUSTINTOWN A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Catholic Church for Mrs. John V. (Barbara Jean) Caputo, 79, of 3915 Monaca Ave., who died Tuesday, Oct. 20, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman after a short illness.
Mrs. Caputo was born in Youngstown on Feb. 10, 1930 to Charles Peebles and Marjorie Green Peebles.
She graduated from South High School in 1948, worked for the Strouss-Hirshberg Company until her marriage to John V. Caputo on Feb. 3, 1951. She was a member of St. Christines Catholic Church in Youngstown and the Bears Club.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most beautiful and Mrs. Caputo lived a simple life. She never attended college or even had a drivers license but she was proud to be called a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her family and friends. Whether it was crawling around on the floor for hours playing cars with her young sons or sitting at the kitchen table with her teenage daughters listening to their girlhood problems or counseling friends and neighbors, who sought her steady advice with their adult problems, she exhibited patience and understanding because it was in these roles that she was most in her element. When her kids grew into adults with children of their own, Mrs. Caputo embraced her role as grandmother, making each new arrival (and there were many) feel her special and unconditional love. Always ready for a story, easy to make laugh, enjoying every moment, Mrs. Caputo was quite simply a beautiful woman. We will cherish her memory.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She leaves three daughters, Margie (Leonard Chianese), Barbie (John Marakas) and Nanci (Dean Ciccone); four sons, Joseph D. (Terri), Charles P. (Tiffani), John V. (Kathy) and James E. Caputo (who was her constant caregiver for the last 18 months); 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, all who loved and admired her.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Christines Catholic Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. in Youngstown.
The family suggest that all donations in memory of Mrs. Caputo go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington, DC 20090-2345, Toll free: 1 866 347-2345 or by visiting www.65roses.cff.org to send online donations.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Frank A. Cardon, 86
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for Frank A. Cardon, 86, who died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Frank was born July 28, 1923, in Youngstown, the son of Charles and Rosemarie Barbieri Cardon.
He attended Chaney High School, joined the C.C.C. from 1940 to 1941, and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941, serving as a sergeant in the South Pacific, until 1945. Frank also worked at U.S. Steel for 36 years.
He is survived by two sisters, Elsie Falcony of Boardman and Jean Ghioldi, also of Boardman; two brothers, Anthony (Annette) Cardon of Canfield and William (Dorothy) Cardon of Columbiana; plus many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Florence Beraducci, Ann Cordova and Mary Jane Farris.
Family and friends may call at the Schiavone Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Eric Daniel Manion, 33
LAS VEGAS To honor the life of Eric Daniel Manion, 33, who died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, friends are invited to join the family for a memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 33 Sexton St. in Struthers.
Eric was born Aug. 19, 1976, the son of David Manion and Roberta Tornello, and lived his life to the fullest.
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.
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 worked for LTV, retiring in 1979. He enjoyed sports, cooking, and helping anyway he could.
He was a father figure to everyone, and 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, Alyssa Gibson and her mother, Helen Burtyk and Breona Gibson, all of Youngstown; three stepdaughters, LaToya Burkes, Carla Evans and Alisha Smith; a stepson, Andre Smith; and a grandson and granddaughter, whom he reared, Montreal Moore and Jimmeze Shelton; two brothers, James (Joan) Kitchen and Tate Kitchen, all 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.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Donna Hall, 80
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Donna Hall, 80, who passed away Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Donna was born April 7, 1929 in Youngstown, the daughter of William and Hazel (Hienamen) Cole.
She was a 1947 graduate of Chaney High School and worked for the Youngstown Board of Education for 29 years, retiring in 1998 as the head payroll clerk.
Donna was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, the past secretary for the Mill Creek Little League Baseball Association, and was an avid bowler and member of the seniors league at Camelot Lanes.
Donna leaves her husband, William Hall, whom she married July 29, 1977. She also leaves two children, Cheryl (Don) Haid of Berlin Center and Jeff Gibson of Akron; six stepchildren, Norma Bones of Boardman, Carol (Jeff) Kirschke of North Lima, Jean Cleghorn of Houston, Jim Hall of Youngstown, Dottie Hall of Warrenton, Ore. and Scott Hall of Houston; one sister, Marlene Duffy of Youngstown; as well as 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
A luncheon will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church following the services Sunday at the funeral home.
Private burial will take place Monday at Home Cemetery for Donna.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the fellowship fund at the church in Donnas name.
Family and friends may visit at www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Margaret M. Kresovsky, 93
HUBBARD Margaret M. Kresovsky, 93, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, 2009, at Liberty Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 16, 1916 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Anna Repasky Hudak and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Kresovsky, a homemaker, was a member of St. Patrick Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
Margaret graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 1935 and enjoyed baking, her flower gardens and needle work.
Her husband, John S. Kresovsky, from Hubbard, whom she married Oct. 3, 1940, died Sept. 27, 1993.
She leaves two sons, John (Rebecca) Kresovsky of Fort Meyers, Fla. and Edward Kresovsky of Hubbard; a daughter, Margaret (David) Miller of Westlake; two sisters, Helen Toth and Ann Kozar, both of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Kresovsky, Kristin (Chris) Weber and Alison Kresovsky; and one great-granddaughter, Adeline Mae Weber.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, John, Frank Joseph and Stephen Hudak; and a sister, Mary Mae Hudak.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Hubbard.
Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church from 9 to 10 a.m.
Please visit www.kelley-robb.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
Baby Analia Marie Martinez-Rodgiguez
BOARDMAN There will be a funeral service held on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Edward Noga officiating for Baby Analia Marie Martinez-Rodgiguez, who was taken by angels to her heavenly home on Oct. 16, 2009 from St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Baby Analia Marie was born Oct. 16, 2009, the daughter of Gino Rodriguez and Keishla Martinez.
She leaves behind her parents of Boardman; paternal grandparents, Kory (Patricia) Rodriguez of Boardman; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Cruz of Youngstown; maternal grandfather, Luis (Janny) Martinez of Puerto Rico; stepgrandfather, Victor Garcia; a good friend to the parents, Lamont Smith and family; and a host of cousins, aunts and uncles to numerous to mention.
Friends may call today, Oct. 23, 2009, from 10 to 10:25 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
YOUNGSTOWN It is with great sadness that the family of Eleanor McFadden announces her passing, after a long illness, at Park Vista Retirement Center in Youngstown, on Tuesday, 20 Oct. 2009, at about noon.
Eleanor was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Cleveland to William H. and Elizabeth Ann (Ogle) Martin.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, William Martin of Mantua, Robert Martin of Parma and Sara Pleuss of Monroe, Mich., as well as by her first husband, Paul David Belter, who died 13 April 1964.
She is survived by her husband, E. LeRoy Roy McFadden, who she married 17 July 1965, as well as by her sons, Paul W. (Barbara) Belter of Atlanta and William W. (Dorothy) Belter of Houston.
A gentle lady of many interests, Eleanor was valedictorian of her class at Cleveland South High School. A dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, she was active in the church in the Womens Association and served on the library committee. She also belonged to Green Thumb Gardeners, the Fortnightly Study Group, the Warren Library Association and served as a Pink Lady for over 30 years at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, OH 44483, with Rev. Rusty Cowden officiating.
Interment will follow at Crown Hill Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the church.
A memorial service will also be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Park Vista Retirement Community South Building, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504, with the Rev. Alan Hutchison officiating.
Material contributions may be made either to Eden Special Care Unit of Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504, or to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481.
Please visit www.mcfarlandfuneral.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Jeanne Mowery, 84
LIBERTY Mrs. Jean Mowery, 84, passed away on Oct. 22, at Liberty Healthcare Center from complications of Alzheimers Disease with her daughter and son-in-law at her side.
Jeanne was born on Aug. 28, 1925 in the Smokey Hollow District in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Katie Tucci Cellines.
She was a graduate of Ursuline High School and the Choffin School of Practical Nursing. She was employed at G.M. McKelvey Co. and then was employed as an office nurse for Dr. Sedwick providing wound care at the old Southside Hospital in the 1940s.
Jeanne never met a stranger. Anyone who knows her was treated to homemade biscotti, pizzelles and cavatellis, and even took the plate home. The only price to enjoy these treats was to listen to her sing Way Marie and Oh, Johnny. An added bonus was a dance performance in her massive kitchen. She loved to pass each day singing and baking and then delivering all the cookies and pasta to friends and the homeless she passed as she shopped at the plaza.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Carole Mauro and her husband, Michael Mauro, whom Jeanne adored as if he was her own son and called him her crazy Sicilian; grandsons, Michael (Trisha) Mauro and their children (her great-grandchildren) Michael Vincent and Isabella Marie of Champion and Jason Mauro of Liberty. Both boys were her pride and joy and she lived each day to visit them and was so proud they achieved happiness and success in life.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Anthony Cellines.
We would like to thank Dr. John Delli Quadri, Denise Kalapos RN, Director of Nursing and the entire staff of Liberty Healthcare for making Jeannes final journey to Heaven one of dignity, respect and compassion, in particular, Nicole, Rachel, Melinda, Carrie, Cindi and our Athena.
Friends and family are asked to make any material contributions to the Second Harvest Food Bank to Jeanne continue in her quest to help feed everyone. Ti Amo, Mamarelle.
A celebration of Jeannes life will be at Schiavone Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, from 9:30 to 11 a.m, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
John Angelo Sforza, 53
OCALA, FLA. John Angelo Sforza, 53, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009.
He was born Aug. 13, 1956 in Youngstown. He moved here in 2004 from Girard.
Mr. Sforza was Catholic. He was a fork truck operator, co-founder of the Girls Club in Girard and a member of Mahoning Country Club Golf League. Mr. Sforza is also the current record holder at Girard High School in golfing.
He is survived by wife, Jodi Sforza of Ocala; five sons, John A. Sforza and his wife, Kiley of Howland, Paul M. Sforza of Boardman, Brian A. Sforza of Girard, Jason A. Sforza of Liberty and Christopher Sforza and his fiancee, Nina Buonavolonta of Girard; stepdaughter, Aleena Nasser of Warren; stepson Charles Parisi Jr. of Warren; two sisters, Kathy Grumley and her husband, Don of Girard and Phyllis Porter and her husband Dan of Akron; and five grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Sforza.
Services will be held at a later date.
Adelma M. Vecchione, 96
NILES Adelma M. Vecchione, 96, died at midnight on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
She was born Aug. 17, 1913 in Barrea, Italy, the daughter of Valerio and Adelina Campana Calderone.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, Catholic Womens Guild, Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and Mt. Carmel Society.
She was a volunteer and hard worker for many Mt. Carmel Church festivals and at Mt. Carmel School.
She enjoyed cooking, baking (her favorite was pizzels and cream puffs), crocheting, knitting, embroidering, gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Daniel Vecchione, whom she married April 27, 1935, died June 15, 1978.
Adelma leaves a son, Sal Vecchione and his wife, Dorothy of Youngstown; two daughters, Mary Ann Cleary and her husband, Fred of Niles and Sr. Adele Vecchione, A.S.C. of Warren; a brother, Adone Calderone and his wife, Carrie of Massilon; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Anthony Tony Calderone, Jim Calderone and Rudy Calderone.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, where the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Bereavement Ministry, Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and Mt. Carmel Society will conduct prayers at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating, preceded by a 9 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.
Please visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to email condolences.