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Donna L. Sharp Cera, 73

NILES – Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Niles Chapel for Donna L. Sharp Cera, 73, who passed away Saturday morning at St. Joseph Hospital.

Donna was born April 4, 1936, in Struthers, a daughter of the late Donald and Lou Mae (Stanley) Sharp.

She was a tow motor operator for Delphi Packard Electric, retiring in 2003 after 38 years.

Donna is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Joan R. (William) Mikesell of Hudson and Ms. Jane K. Filmer of Canfield; three nieces, Jodi Weaver of Canfield, Lori Baylor of Hudson and Jennifer Mikesell of Stow; and one nephew, Tod Filmer of Canfield.

Besides her parents, Donna was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Sharp.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Niles Chapel.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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Shirley A. Chiarini, 73

NEW CASTLE – Shirley A. Chiarini, 73, of E. Garfield Avenue, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the home of her daughter Marcella, with all of her family present.

She was born April 25, 1936, in Steubenville, the daughter of the late James and Helen (Brewster) Davis.

She was married to Edward H. Chiarini, who died, April 17, 2009.

She was a devoted mother who loved to prepare meals for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and anything she made came from her heart. She loved going to the beach and being around her closest friends. Her gratitude came from being a “giver” and doing for others. She had an unselfish soul, who loved to leave behind happy faces when the day was done.

She is survived by three daughters, Rhnee Jenkins and her husband, Timothy and Marcella Jones, all of New Castle and Christine Bangor and her husband, Richard of East Liverpool; nine grandchildren, Kylee Criss, Steven Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Adrian Amabile, Leigh-Ann McKee, Lindsey Jones, Christopher Jones, Zachary Bangor and Alexandra Bangor; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Caputo, Gavin Criss and Gage Criss.

Visitation will be held today, Nov. 29, 2009, at the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 29, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home Inc. The Very Rev. Chris Davis, the Very Rev. James Barlett, Father David Betras and Pastor John Bannon will be officiating.

Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pa.

Please visit www.williamrogerdecarbo.com to send on-line condolences.

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Marilyn Collins, 82

POLAND – Private funeral services were held for Marilyn Collins, 82, who died Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

She was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late I. Ward and Ella Schauweker Sankey.

Marilyn graduated from South High School in 1945 and later from Youngstown College with a bachelor degree in Education.

She was a bank teller for Mahoning National Bank and Dollar Saving & Trust, both of Youngstown and was a school teacher with the Youngstown Public Schools System for over 30 years, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the Boardman United Methodist Church and a member of the Ohio Education Association, the North East Association, and the Youngstown Education Association and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Miriam Chapter No. 278.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Charles Joseph Collins, whom she married on Sept. 3, 1976; a brother, Richard (Dorothy) Sankey of North Canton; a niece, Suzanne Whitmayer of Raleigh, N.C.; and a nephew, James (Beth) Sankey of Charlotte, N.C.

Besides her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by a nephew, David Sankey.

There are no calling hours.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511. Arrangements were handled by the Thompson Funeral Home in Boadman.


Helen Marie Bair DeCarlo, 81

“Together Forever”

YOUNGSTOWN – Helen Marie Bair DeCarlo, 81, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Hospice House of the Valley.

Mrs. DeCarlo was born March 19, 1928, in Alliance, the daughter of the late Norman and Mary Link Bair.

She attended North High School and The Paramount Academy School of Cosmetology. Helen owned and operated DeCarlos’ Bakery and was a wonderful homemaker.

Helen was a member of Saint Christine Church and a previous member of Immaculate Conception Church. She was a member of the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, the Daughters of the Eucharist and the 8:30 Saint Christine’s Church Ladies Group.

Helen enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She unselfishly gave her loyal support, time and devotion to family and friends. She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed by all she touched.

Her husband, Edward D. DeCarlo, whom she married Aug. 23, 1947, died June 12, 1994.

She is survived by daughters Mary Jo (John) Pannunzio of Canfield and Janet DeCarlo of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Vivian DeCarlo of Front Royal, Va.; two brothers, Harold (Betty) Bair of Youngstown and Floyd (Jean) Bair of Canfield; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by her son, Arthur E. DeCarlo; two sisters, Norma Coppola and Marita Klein; three brothers, Kermit, Ralph and Robert Bair; and her stepfather, Fred Ward.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Christine Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Inn at Christine Valley and Hospice House of the Valley for their compassion and care of their mother during her short stay.

 Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or send condolences to the family.

 **Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, Dedicated to Caring Since 1907**

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John Joseph Dobran Sr., 61

CENTERVILLE – John Joseph Dobran Sr., 61, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

John was born Aug. 6, 1948, in Youngstown to Joseph and Dorthy (Sipus) Dobran.

He was a 1966 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and a member of the school’s golf team. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War era and was a dental hygienist, office manager, and co-owner of Drs. Saidel & Associates Dental Center in Dayton for more than 30 years.

John Dobran is survived by his mother and by his loving wife of 40 years, Charlene (Cannon) Dobran. He is also survived by his son, John Joseph Dobran Jr. and wife Diane (Gregory) Dobran; and his daughter, Dr. Christine Dobran-Schriml and husband Mark Schriml. Surviving grandchildren include Dylan and Ian Dobran and Preston and Jenna Schriml. Mr. Dobran also leaves his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Allan Williamson; a special aunt, Elizabeth Sipus; plus many precious nieces and nephews, as well as several close dear friends and former patients.

Services and entombment were conducted at David’s Cemetery Community Mausoleum in Kettering on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 40 S. Parry St. Suite 120, Dayton, OH 45402 in his name.

Please visit www.tobiasfuneralhome.com to send condolences to the family.

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Joanne Flannery, 76

CAMPBELL – Joanne Flannery, 76, of Piccadilly Street, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman.

Mrs. Flannery was born April 5, 1933, in Youngstown, a daughter of Charles and Julia Reagan Boughner.

She was a 1951 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Xenia. Mrs. Flannery loved playing cards, crocheting, cooking, traveling to Florida, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Flannery was a former member of Holy Family Church in Poland.

She leaves her husband of 56 years, Robert Flannery, whom she married Oct. 24, 1953; a daughter, Jackie (Butch) Brown of New Middletown; a son, John Flannery of Boardman; one son-in-law, Jerry Varga of Campbell; nine grandchildren, Stacie (Jimmy) Kavouras, Tiffany (Raul II) Ortiz, Stephanie (Bob) Benson, Jerry (Jessica) Varga, Brent (Ashley McAllister) Weston, Jessie (Nick) Aquisto, Jay Weston, Curtis Brown, and Cory Flannery; nine great-grandchildren, Jerry Varga, Alexis Kavouras, Jordan Varga, Sophia Kavouras, Oliver Ortiz, Andonia Kavouras, Elliana Benson, Rileigh Aquisto, and Nicholas Aquisto; three sisters, Rita (Philip) DeCapito of Champion, Peggy Leonard of Austintown, and Wanda Wilson of Niles; and two brothers, Fred “Butch” (Arlene) Boughner of Cortland and Donald (Sue) Boughner of McDonald

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Flannery; a daughter, Sherrie Varga; and two sisters, Frances Fecko and Irene Berard.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, where family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.


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Wilneice and Ja’Brayasia Green

YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church for Wilneice L. and Ja’Brayasia Green, who entered eternal life on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009.

Wilneice was born Sept. 17, 1981 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Willie Davis and Denise Green.

She attended East High School and was a graduate of Life Skills. She was a member of the Oak Baptist Church, its usher board, Pastor’s Aide, Anniversary Committee, Culinary and Hospitality ministry, Bible Study and Sunday School.

She is survived by two daughters, Ja’Liyah Phillips and Ja’Nay Shorter; two sons, James Phillips and Jabreil Shorter; two sisters, Tameka Green and Tawa’shua Ware; two brothers, Willie J. and Travar L. Green; her grandmother, Mattie L. Green; and companion, Semmie Shorter; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ja’Brayasia; and brother, Charles.

Ja’Brayasia was born Sept. 15, 1996 in Youngstown a daughter of James Phillips and Wilneice Green. She was an 8th grade student at William S. Guy Middle School and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Oak Baptist Church, its Youth Choir, Sunday School, Youth Department and assisted with the Pastor’s Aide and Youth Usher Board.

She is survived by her father; four siblings, Ja’Liyah and James Phillips, Jabreil and Ja’Nay Shorter; grandparents, Melvin West and Blanche Phillips; great-grandmother, Mattie L. Green; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded by her mother; and grandparents, Willie Davis and Denise Green.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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Dr. Merle Aron Heyman, DDS

YOUNGSTOWN – Dr. Merle Aron Heyman DDS, beloved husband of Mildred (Cox), loving father of Dr. Tonya (Dr. Thomas Taxman) Heyman, Dr. Denise (Dr. Thomas Hales) Heyman Hales and Dr. Victor (Jody) Heyman; devoted grandfather of Elliot, Gabriel and Arianna Taxman, Hannah Hales, Ryan and Ally Heyman; dear brother of Dr. Eugene (Elaine) Heyman and the late Dr. Wilbert (Ellen) Heyman and Sanford Heyman; and cherished uncle.

Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 29, at noon at the Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd. in Beachwood. Interment will be held at Mayfield Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the Heyman-Taxman residence, 14136 Sweetbriar Lane Novelty on Sunday following services until 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friends who wish may contribute to Heyman House Foundation, (dedicated to the education and delivery of compassionate healthcare), c/o The Institute for Womens & Childrens Health, 3609 Park East Dr. Suite 210N, Beachwood, OH 44122.



Terry Wayne Louk, 48

POLAND – Terry Wayne Louk, 48, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Louk was born June 16, 1961, in Akron to the late Fred and Kathleen Vance Louk.

A graduate of Mogadore High School, he was employed by Owens Corning for 29 years and nine months, including nine months as an Assistant Supervisor. He was a member of the Boardman Baptist Church.

He lived in Ellet, Ohio, for eight years, in Struthers for 10 years and in Poland for a year.

He is survived by his wife, Kenna (Johnson) Louk, whom he married July 19, 1986, at the Rose Garden in Mill Creek Park; his daughter, Sarah Louk at home; a brother, Jerry (Donna) Louk in Akron; and his sister, Sherry (Bobby) Bittinger of Chambersburg, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; a brother, Larry Louk; and a sister, Cheryl Louk.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., 258 Poland Avenue in Struthers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Poland Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

Please visit www.kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.

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Edith G. Madar, 91

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Memorial Services will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel for Mrs. Edith G. Madar, 91, formerly of Heatherbrae Drive in Poland, who died Nov. 13, 2009. 

Edith was born Oct. 15, 1918, in Youngstown, a daughter of Martin J. and Geraldine Carr.

She was a 1936 Chaney High School graduate.

She married Alvin J. Madar June 12, 1943, and he died Sept. 27, 2006. In 1976, they moved to Tennessee, where she was an office manager for K-Mart, and they returned to Poland in 1979. She continued working for K-Mart as an office manager until retiring in 1982.

Edith leaves a daughter, Terry A. (Mark) Leking of Springfield, Va.; a son, Dean A. Madar of Palm Springs, Calif.; and two grandsons, Adam (Allison) Leking and Michael Leking.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; four brothers, Gerald E., Joseph M., Mark A. and Leo A. Carr; and two sisters, Virginia Brenner and Geraldine Knuff.

Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial services on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Contributions may be made to the charity most dear to her heart: the Alzheimer’s Association National Office 225 North Michigan Avenue 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 in Edith’s memory.

Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.



Timothy F. Martin, 52

VIENNA – Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman for Timothy F. Martin, 52, who passed away Friday afternoon.

Timothy was born Jan. 9, 1957, in Youngstown, a son of Joseph F. and Eileen Long Martin.

He attended Wilson High School and was a general foreman for West & Baker in Niles.

Timothy enjoyed cooking, music and especially his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Cynthia Nail, whom he married June 28, 1997; three sons, Jason (Heidi) Martin of Austintown, Ryan Martin of Warren and Mark Manda of Niles; a daughter, Samantha (Virgil) Manda of Mineral Ridge; two brothers, Jerry Martin of Youngstown and Mickey Martin of North Carolina; a sister, Darcy of Austintown; and seven grandchildren, Devin, Kayla, Tyler, Dylan, Athena, Alexis and Abby.

Besides his parents, Tim was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Tom; and a sister, Shirley.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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George R. McComb, 83

AUSTINTOWN – George R. McComb, 83, died at his home in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. He had been ill in recent weeks.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1926, in New Castle, Pa., a son of Jack C. and Marguerite A. Monteith McComb.

Raised in New Castle, George spent time helping his grandparents maintain the grounds of Graceland Cemetery, which they managed.

Later, he moved to the Youngstown area, working first at the McGill Dairy in Poland with his uncle, Ronald McGill and cousin, John McGill. He was a top salesman at Coca-Cola in Youngstown, then worked for Grennen Cookbook and Bakery, before pursuing his true passion - automobiles. He opened Custom Motors in 1950. With his brother, Dave, he co-owned and operated McComb Motor Sales, the McComb Auto Ranch and the Akron Auto Auction.

George knew more about cars than just selling them. As a youth, he dismantled and rebuilt cars to learn everything about them. He never tired of talking about cars and loved to share his knowledge of them with others.

His greatest joy in life was his daughter, Cheryl. He would take Cheryl and her childhood best friend, Rosie, for rides in the latest custom convertible he was driving, or take them to work with him on Saturdays whenever he could. He wasn’t a traditional father, and he knew it, but he could not have been a more devoted or loving one. His was not a life without challenges, but he persevered, and in the end he overcame most of them.

Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother, David Lee McComb.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl McComb Richards and son-in-law, Dennis; his former wife and best friend, Audrey McComb; his sister-in-law and friend, Jean McComb, all of Poland; his cousin and good friend, John McGill and wife Jackie, of Long Beach, Calif.; and other McComb, McGill and Monteith cousins. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Roy Morcos and his staff, Cathy and Linda, for the kindness and care extended to him over the many years of their long association. Also, a special thanks to George’s longtime neighbors, Mr. Norman and Mr. Frease, for always looking out for him.

A private memorial service is planned. Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be made in George’s name to the American Lung Association, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., No. 260, Independence, OH 44131 or to the Bummer Fund, 269 Redondo Road, Youngstown, OH 44504. The Bummer Fund aids animals in need of medical care.

Arrangements are being handled by the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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Donald T. Richards, 77

HUBBARD – There will be a memorial service Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Hubbard Congregation for Donald T. Richards, 77, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 26 at his home.

Donald was born Aug. 21, 1932, in Youngstown, a son John and Mary Kollar Richards, and was a lifelong Hubbard resident.

He was an engineer for Wean United of Youngstown for 30 years, retiring in 1978, and was also a consultant for SMS Engineering of Pittsburgh.

He was a very generous man who loved and was very proud of his family.

Donald is survived by his children, John Rob (Annette) Richards of Hubbard, Christopher Richards of Las Vegas, and Perry Mark (Michelle) Richards of Hubbard; a stepson, Sean (Virginia) Walp of Alabama; five grandchildren, Mike (Vanessa) Richards, Amanda (Neil) Phillips, Alyssa Richards, Chantale Richards, and Celina Richards; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Calvin. He also leaves three step grandchildren, Jessica Worthy, Joshua Walp and Jake Walp.

He also leaves two brothers, John Richards and David Richards, both of Hubbard; and three sisters, Dolly Katilavas of Salem and Adrienne Richards and Renee Brown, both of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Donald Lane Richards; his brothers, Joseph Richards and Adam Richards, and his sisters, Blanche Gurney, Emily Patterson and Stella Kuzma.

There will be calling hours Monday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Hubbard Congregation.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s Web site at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences with the family.

Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home

Providing Funeral Service Since 1850

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Aneita (Dunn) Roberts

SHARPSVILLE, PA., - Aneita (Dunn) Roberts, 73, passed away at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in UPMC Horizon Hospital in Farrell, Pa., following a 3-year courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Roberts was born June 9, 1936, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Alma Wilhelm Dunn. Her father was a former mayor in Sharon.

A lifelong area resident, she attended St. Joseph Parochial Grade School; was a 1954 graduate of Sharon High School and attended Youngstown State University.

Mrs. Roberts retired as a data processor in 1996 from First National Bank of W. PA. in Hermitage, where she was employed for 20 years.

A homemaker, she was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church in Sharon. Aneita enjoyed going to the beach, golfing and flower gardening. She also loved to travel, and her most memorable trip was to Ireland. She will be remembered by many as an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.

Aneita was a wonderful wife and mother and a doting grandmother who will be dearly missed by her loving family.

“May she rest in peace.”

Surviving are her husband at home, James L. Roberts, whom she married May 2, 1959 in the former St. Joseph Church in Sharon; two daughters, Monica (Roberts) Buchanon and husband Tony of Denver and Brenda (Roberts) Bruno and husband Greg of Hermitage, Pa.; two sons, Brian Roberts of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dr. Michael Roberts and wife Dr. Angela Roberts of Howland; eight grandchildren, Sean, Conor, Ashlin, Zachery, Alexa, Jacob, Lauren and Ian; her twin sister, Bonita Niemiec and husband John of Niles; and four brothers, Raymond Dunn and wife Mariam of Transfer, Pa., Gerald Dunn and wife Arlene of Sharon, Donald Dunn of Baltimore, and Albert Dunn and wife Helen of Hermitage.

Besides her parents, Aneita was preceded in death by an infant brother, Richard.

There are no calling hours.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at St. Joseph Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Glenn R. Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at UPMC Hospital System for their exceptional care and concern during her illness.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society of W. PA, 333 E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Friends may visit www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com to email condolences.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St. in Sharon.

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Mary Catherine “Kate” Rochford, 104

BOARDMAN – Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Mary Catherine “Kate” Rochford, 104, who passed away Saturday morning.

Mary also known as “Kate” was born Dec. 19, 1904, in Killala County Mayo, Ireland, a daughter of James and Mariah Ruddy McAndrew.

Kate was a member of the church and Rosary & Altar Society.

“How do we sum up the life that spanned 104 years, two continents and produced 55 descendants?” She loved her native Ireland and culture, but was also so proud of her life in America. She left her home in 1925, coming through Ellis Island to Youngstown. Kate was a gifted seamstress and baker, she worked initially as a nanny for a prominent Youngstown family.

In 1934, she married Anthony C. Rochford, who died Nov. 2, 1973.

She was gifted with the two biggest blessings of her life. Thomas and Dee Dee. She was a proud and devoted mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor and love of faith, family and life.

Kate leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Thomas (Margie) Rochford of Columbiana; a daughter, Dee Dee (Evelyn) Stoops of Boardman; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death her son-in-law, Ronald Stoops; two brothers, Martin and Thomas McAndrew; four sisters Marie Fowler, Ann Nallon, Elizabeth Bohnsack and Matilda Hannick; a grandson, Thomas Rochford; two granddaughters, infant Mary Jane Stoops and Mary Ann Rochford Horvath; and a infant great-granddaughter, Charley Grace Stoops.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

Material tributes can be made in Mary “Kate’s” name to Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, c/o Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie St., Youngstown, OH 44507 or the Beatitude House, 287 Lora Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Greenbriar Health Care Center for their love and compassion given to her.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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Helen T. Rominger, 89

BOARDMAN – Helen T. Rominger, 89, died Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Hospice House.

Mrs. Rominger was born July 15, 1920, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Magdalene Kuchinskas Tamulonis. She was raised in Youngstown and lived in both Poland and Boardman throughout her life.

A graduate of South High School, Mrs. Rominger worked as a bookkeeper and legal secretary for various companies including General Fireproofing, Standard Slag, and Metal Carbides. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Poland and was an avid bridge player.

Her husband, Donald L. Rominger, died March 6, 1979.

She leaves her son, James P. Rominger of Boise, Idaho.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Edward Victor and Donald Joseph Tamulonis.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland with Pastor Paul Burgeson officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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Harry A. Shoup, 82


“Together Again”

YOUNGSTOWN – Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home for Harry A. Shoup, 82, who died Nov. 27, 2009 in The Cleveland Clinic.

Harry was born May 18, 1927, in New Carlisle, a son of Harry A. and Virginia Algren Shoup, and came to this area in 1949.

He was an independent truck driver for 43 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 235, the National Rifle Association, and a life member of the North American Hunt Club of Girard. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer 3rd class. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman in Canada.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by a son, Allen J. (Betty) Shoup of Lake Norman, N.C.; a daughter, Kathy (Sam) Kriebl of Austintown; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Florence “Flo” Borzachiello, whom he married Nov. 26, 1949 and who died Sept. 19, 2007; a brother, Robert Shoup; and a sister, Betty Shoup.

Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Belmont Park Cemetery.


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