James G. Burke, 55
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS James G. Burke, 55, passed away on Oct. 30, 2009, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1953, to James F. Burke and Cecelia Mazar Burke in Youngstown. He married his wife of 26 years on April 2, 1983.
He graduated from Chaney High School in Youngstown, Ohio in 1971. Jim owned Burke Bodys in Flour Bluff, Texas. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and had an appreciation for life, people, family and animals, especially his dogs. He would do anything for anyone. He will always be remembered for his adventurous spirit, wittiness, and his ability to make people laugh. He always had a positive outlook and a smile for everyone. He was a Jack of all trades and had the ability to make anything with his hands.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, James Francis Burke.
Jim is survived by his wife, Cyndi, daughter, Brittany and son, Jimmy. He is also survived by his mother, Cecelia, sister, Patty Meszaros, brother, Tom Burke, niece, Lisa Meszaros, and many other family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be available 1 hour prior to service.
Please visit www.seasidefuneral.com to view the guestbook, leave condolences and share memories.
Floyd V. Coudriet, 65
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Floyd V. Coudriet, 65, who passed away Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Brecksville.
Floyd was born Aug. 18, 1944, in McDonald, a son of the late Lloyd and Nancy Mae (Jackson) Coudriet.
He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War, and retired in 1980 from US Steel Ohio Works.
Floyd enjoyed fishing, camping, and playing Texas Hold Em.
He is survived by three children, Mellissa Sayers of Youngstown, Judy Collins of Pa. and Josh Coudriet of Hubbard; two sisters, Alice (Frank) Newsome of Ellsworth and Maryetta (Anthony) Amicone of Youngstown; half sisters, Joyce, Mary, Betty and Jeannie; half brother, Tony Coudriet; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Hippo and Ida Cardona; three brothers, Fuzzy, George and Ralph; a half sister, Liz; and half brother, Lloyd J. Coudriet.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Sara Jane Parker, 91
NILES Sara Jane Parker, 91, formerly of Arlington Avenue, died at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Park Vista Nursing Home in Youngstown of an extended illness.
She was born in Lucinda, Pa. on Nov. 10, 1917 to Fred and Clara (Beichner) Ochs, and moved to Niles in 1940.
Sara retired in 1980, after working 20 years as the billing clerk in the Utilities Department for the City of Niles. She was a member of St. Stephen Church, its Altar and Rosary Society, Infant of Prague Guild, the Niles Catholic Womens Club, Niles Senior Citizens Center and the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed playing bingo and 500 cards.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Titus of Longs, S.C. and Dorothy Dotty (Dennis) Ziegler of Niles; son, Donald (Sue) Parker of Austintown; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Parker, whom she married on April 18, 1937 and who died on April 23, 1949; two sons, Robert J. Parker on Aug. 2, 1959 and John Jack Parker on July 5, 2008; daughter, Shirley Parker on Nov. 25, 2004; and four brothers and five sisters.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 2, 2009, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Church. The Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Parish Tuition Angel Fund, Hospice of the Valley or Park Vista.
Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to send condolences.
Mary E. Rimedio, 86
YOUNGSTOWN Mary E. Rimedio, 86, formerly Mary E. Diorio, passed away at Hampton Woods Nursing Home in Poland on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.
Mary was born Dec. 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Alex and Anna (Fabrizio) Diorio, and was a lifelong area resident. She raised her family on Pershing Street in Briar Hill.
Mary attended East High School. She was a member of St. Anthonys Altar and Rosary Society, St. Anthonys Senior Citizens, ITAM Post 3 Ladies Auxilary and many more organizations. She was also an avid bowler and a member of the Catholic Ladies Bowling League.
Mary was a devoted mother and homemaker. She was a great cook and baker.
Mary worked at Truscon Steel before getting married.
Her husband, Dominic Big D Rimedio, whom she married on June 20, 1946, preceded her in death on April 19, 1988.
She is survived by her children, Bob (Kathy) Rimedio and Carol (Frank) Righetti; her grandchildren, Maria, Katie and Julie Rimedio; and a sister-in-law, Jennie Diorio.
Preceding her in death were her brothers, Dominic and Anthony; and a sister, Lucille Diorio.
The family will receive family and friends at the Schiavone Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthonys Church, Msgr. John Demarinis celebrant.
The Rimedio-Righetti family wishes to thank the entire staff at Hampton Woods for their loving and compassionate care given to their mother.
Evelyn V. Thomas, 93
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Evelyn V. Thomas, 93, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Hospice House in Poland.
Evelyn was born April 3, 1916, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Frank M. and Mary Young Thomas.
Evelyn was a graduate of The Rayen School and was a former pre-law student at Youngstown College until the law school closed. She had worked as a probate paralegal for Atty. Paul Booth from 1935 until 1970. She then worked for Manchester, Bennett, Powers & Ullman law firm for 17 years. Evelyn was a member of the Church Hill United Methodist Church in Liberty Township were she was active in many of their committees and organizations, and was a volunteer at Northside Medical Center in the Family Waiting Room.
She was active in the Business and Professional Womens Club at local, district and State levels, having served as president and third, second and first vice-president of the Ohio Federation of Business and Professional Womens Club. She was downtown chairman of the Metropolitan Division for United Appeal, and was the president of the Womens Youngstown District Golf Association. Over the years, she took part in membership drives for Monday Musical Club, Youngstown Symphony and the Youngstown Playhouse. Her interests included classical music, traveling to many parts of the world, golfing, bowling in the Senior Ladies League at Kay Lanes, and was a real lover for animals and adopted several strays during her life.
Evelyn is survived by her sister, Charlotte Carillio of Fowler; sister-in-law, Joyce Thomas of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Reese and brother Frank M. Thomas.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Church Hill United Methodist Church, where family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will take place at Belmont Park Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.