Wayne Roland Dieter, 86
COPLEY Wayne Roland Dieter, 86, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Nov. 20, 2009.
A Copley resident for almost 40 years, he was born on Jan. 24, 1923 in New Bedford, Pa.
During World War II, Wayne served with distinction in the 276th Coast Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army throughout the Pacific. After the war, he returned to New Bedford earning a bachelors degree in business from Youngstown State University.
Wayne and Helen Louise Brenner were happily married for 58 years.
Wayne retired from Ameritech Publishing in 1989 after nearly 30 years of service. Affectionately known as The Old Man by his many friends at Ameritech, Wayne was a consummate salesman, who received numerous awards for outstanding achievement.
He was a founding member of the Lions Clubs in both New Bedford and Copley. As a result of his dedicated service to the Lions and the community, he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship. He was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church for 40 years and could always be counted on to pitch in wherever he was needed most. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and friends, rooting for Youngstown State football and spending time with his family.
He will be greatly missed by his son and daughter-in-law, Craig (Beth) of Walton, Ky.; daughters, Rebecca Dieter (Michael Hance) of Akron and Lesa Dieter (Mike Baker) of Cleveland Hts.; his grandson, Scott Dieter of Walton; and his brothers, Lynn of Youngstown and Dale of Erie, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2008; parents, George and Ida Dieter; brother, Grant Dieter; and infant twin children, Scott and Susan.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hummel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Road in Copley.
Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1250 West Exchange St. in Akron.
Waynes children would like to express their gratitude to Carol Eshelman, Michael Hance, Sue Layton and Linda McCarthy for the wonderful care that they provided to him over the past year.
Memorials may be made to the Copley Lions Club or the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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Marilyn Jean Brenner Lynn, 85
YOUNGSTOWN Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for Marilyn Jean Brenner Lynn, 85. She passed away Sunday afternoon at her home.
Mrs. Lynn was born Feb. 17, 1924 in Youngstown, a daughter of Harold Van Fossan and Ruth McBride Schwartz.
She was a South High School graduate. She attended Wittenberg College and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a former member of the First Covenant Church.
Her first husband, Herbert L. Brenner, whom she married Feb. 19, 1944, died Nov. 25, 1987 and her second husband, Pat Lynn, whom she married June 10, 1992, died Oct. 28, 1999.
Surviving her is a son, David (Marilyn) of Canfield; four daughters, Randee (Bill) OHoro of Canfield, Bonnie (Whitey-deceased) Mikanik of Negley, Vicki (Robert) Elwell of Plantation, Fla. and Terri Tobin of Youngstown; a half brother, William Van Fossan of Youngstown; 12 grandchildren, Dr. Amy Brenner Cox, Susan Hughes, David Brenner, Atty. Kristen OHoro Sykes, Karie OHoro Yanvari, Kasey OHoro, Matt Mikanik, William McKibben, Jeff McKibben, Erin McKibben, Patrick Tobin and Jason Tobin; and 12 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Avery and Andrew Cox, Ethan, Sam and Charlotte Hughes, Kate Brenner, Kaiden and Kylie Sykes, Layne and Luna Yanvari and Jason Tobin.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husbands are two brothers, Harold and Richard Van Fossan.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5100 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or the Rescue Mission, 962 Martin Luther King Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44502.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davis Funeral Home.
Gus N. Markovis, 74
BOARDMAN Gus N. Markovis, 74, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Gus was born May 18, 1935 in Youngstown, a son of the late Nicholas and Dena (Liaropoulos) Markovis.
He was a member of St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church, a council member serving as parish treasurer for four years, a member of the Order of Ahepa, Lincoln Chapter 89, and also belonged to the Pan Arcadian Federation and St. Johns Senior Group, serving as treasurer and board member of both.
A graduate of South High School in 1953 and Youngstown State University, he acquired a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. Gus worked at the Youngstown Area Community Action Council as a Comptroller and Director of Fiscal Operations, where he worked for 32 years before his retirement in 1998.
He leaves one sister, Bess (Tom) Galantis; a niece, Christine (Pete) Triveri; nephew Richie Tisone, nephew Jim (Kellie) Galantis, nephew and godchild James, nephew Christopher and nephew Nicholas (Danielle) Galantis; and nieces Alexandra and Nicole, who he loved as his own children and who loved him.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Beeghly Oaks for their compassion and care to Father Tom Constantine and members of St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church and Fr. Steve Denas of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Campbell for their kindness and support during his illness. A special thank you to Dr. Sudershan Garg for everything he did for our brother and uncle and the staff at the Blood and Cancer Center. We would also like to thank the staff on 8 West Extension at St. Elizabeth Health Center for their devotion towards their patient and our family.
In 2008, Gus made his dream come true by visiting the homeland of his parents in Vytina, Greece and other Greek islands.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 24, at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, where a trisagion prayer service will be held at 7 p.m..
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church in Boardman. The body will lie in state from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and service will follow.
The family requests that memorial contributions to be made to St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in his memory.
He will be sadly missed by all whose life he touched.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Sister Mary Rose Mullin, H.M.
VILLA MARIA, PA. Sister Mary Rose Mullin, H.M., (formerly Sr. M. Gregory), 88, died Saturday, Nov. 21, at Villa Maria Community Center.
She taught Science at St. Edward Jr. High in Youngstown and Villa Maria High School and was a technician at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She is survived by her sisters, Virginia Gall of Solon and Anne Marie Zeller of Beachwood.
She was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Henry) Mullin and stepdaughter of the late Rosemary (Henry) Mullin.
She was a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary Congregation, with whom she shared her life for 66 years.
Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 24, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Villa Maria Chapel in Villa Maria, where friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary Development Office, P.O. Box 534, Villa Maria, PA 16155.
Arrangements are being handled the McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home.
William Owen Perkins, 84
NEW SPRINGFIELD There will be funeral services at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Green Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Nicholas Shori celebrating for William Owen Perkins, 84, who passed away Monday morning, Nov. 23.
William was born July 21, 1925, in Sturgis, Ky., the son of Herman and Mary Agnes (Gough) Perkins.
He was a painting contractor and had owned an antique business.
William was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, the Tri-State Beagle Club, and the Indiana Mahoning Trumbull Beagle Club. He enjoyed raising beagles, which he ran in field and license trial competitions and produced many champions. William earned a Boy Scout medal for swimming and saving a life. He especially enjoyed telling stories.
He will always be remembered by his wife, the former Patricia Morton, whom he married in 1969; a stepdaughter, Michelle (Gary) Jones of New Springfield; a stepson, Marty (Regina) Cummings of Newburgh, Ind.; a cousin, Clara Hagan of Morganfield, Ky.; his nieces, Ann Ralston of Louisville, Ky., Kathy Perkins of Naples, Fla. and Janice Davis of Torrence, Calif.; and his nephews, Bill Perkins of Jacksonville, Fla., David Perkins of Newburgh, Ind. and Joe and Jim Gillooly, both of Louisville, Ky.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Perkins and sister, Elizabeth Gillooly.
Friends may call from noon until time of services on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Green Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 3495 Canfield-Niles Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any donations to be made to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland OH 44514.
Georgia C. Rominger, 91
COLUMBUS, IND. Georgia C. Rominger, 91, died at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Columbus at the home of her daughter, Kathleen Adams.
Georgia was born June 30, 1918 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Constantine and Anastacia Constant.
She lived the majority of her life in Youngstown, where she married James E. Rominger, June 6, 1942.
Georgia was a graduate of Youngstown State University and taught elementary and special education in the Austintown Public Schools, from which she retired in June of 1979.
She was a lifelong member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church where she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society and especially enjoyed working on the annual Fall Glendi Festival. She was extremelytalented at embroidery and needlework and was renowned for the many Christmas stockings she made for family and friends. She loved to travel worldwide but was devoted to her home, family and friends as well. She will be missed by family pets, who received the benefit of many table scraps from her kindness.
Georgia is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Jeff) Adams of Columbus; five grandchildren, Wendy (Matt) Swartz of Flagstaff, Ariz., Jeremy (Rhiana) Menning of Warwick R.I., Lesley (Brad) Chenoweth of Indianapolis, Tiara Adams of Chicago and Heather Adams of Franklin. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Piper Swartz, Cole Menning and Avery Chenoweth. Other survivors include several generations ofnieces and nephews and a dear and devoted friend, Joyce Hoover of Boardman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James in September of 2001; her parents; four sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Myers-Reed Funeral Chapel on 25th Street.
Calling will be from 10 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of South Central lndiana, the Bartholomew County Humane Society or St John Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown.
Please visit at www.myers-reed.com to send online condolences to the family.
Raymond Stafford, 89
HUBBARD Raymond Stafford, 89, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2009, at his sons home in New Carlisle.
He was born March 24, 1920 in New Bedford, Pa., a son of James and Viola Stauffer Stafford and lived in Hubbard most of his life.
Mr. Stafford was a tool and die maker for Powell Pressed Steel, retiring in 1982. He served with the U. S. Navy during World War II.
His wife, the former Mabel McKnight, whom he married Nov. 21, 1942, died Jan. 14, 1995.
He leaves two sons, Raymond E. (Kathleen) Stafford of New Carlisle and James R. Stafford of Independence, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Stafford Beecham of Raymor, Mo., Benjamin Stafford of Kearny, Mo., James Tomlin of Decatur, Ill., Renee Stafford Matzke of Blue Springs, Mo., Danielle Stafford Dixon of Clovis, N.M. and Curtis Tomlin of Virginia Beach, Va.; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Shirley Tomlin Stokes; daughter-in-law, Ruth Stafford; and a grandson, Jason Stafford.
Private graveside services were held Monday afternoon at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
There were no calling hours.
Please visit www.kelley-robb.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
Victor John Woodworth Jr., 89
MEDINA Victor John Woodworth Jr., 89, formerly of Poland and Austintown, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, 2009, at Medina Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland, where Masonic services will he held at 10:30 a.m.
Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
Inurnment will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.