Obie D. Adkins III, 46
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held at noon today at the Jerusalem Baptist Church for Obie D. Adkins III, 46, who departed this life Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mr. Adkins was born Nov. 28, 1962, in Youngstown, a son of Obie D. Jr. and Lovely A. Hopkins Adkins.
He was a factory worker for Kraft Maid.
He leaves his wife, the former Tonia L. Jones, whom he married April 11, 1997; his children, Braielyn Adkins, Dominique Jones, Ciera Hayes, Michael S. Moore Jr., Damon L. Jones and Marquale A. Jones, all at home; siblings, Dale (Brenda) Hopkins of Bucyrus, Lester Scott, Lynette Dwight Adkins, Vicky Adkins and Lisa Adkins, all of Youngstown, Sheila Adkins of Jonesboro, Ga., Crystal Jones, Angela, Rochelle, Alvena, Jennette, Fellicia, Marie, Alexander, Willard, Jesse, Liston, Victor and Mary Scott, all of Youngstown; and seven grandchildren.
His parents; two sons, Abie D. and Anthony Crockett; a brother, Michael Adkins; and a sister, Diane Scott, preceded him in death.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Dominic Anthony Bell, 88
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. Dominic Anthony Bell, 88, passed away peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, on Nov. 27, 2009.
Dominic was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, of 63 years; son, Ronald Bell (Linda); grandchildren, Jennifer and Dominic Bell; and great-grandson, Brent Tener.
Dominic was preceded in death by his two brothers, of which he was the youngest, Frank Bell and Roman Bell.
Dominic proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class and was in Hawaii and Okinawa. He was awarded a Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, and The Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (one star). Dominic then had a career where he was a supervisor at the Post Office in Youngstown, where he then retired from and moved to Arizona.
Dominic enjoyed fixing watches, collecting coins, stamps, and baseball cards, and being a grandfather.
Visitation will be today, Dec. 2, 2009, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, 1030 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale, where the Rosary will be today at 10 a.m. and the funeral Mass will be today at 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.
Benjamin Benny B. Lee Bosley, 25
LEAVITTSBURG Benjamin Benny B. Lee Bosley, 25, passed away on Nov. 28, 2009, following an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 28, 1984, in Ravenna to Benny C. and Margaret Peggy (Elliot) Bosley.
Benny B. was employed in the construction industry.
He loved his family first and foremost, enjoyed goofing off and making his family laugh, working on cars, and riding his 4-wheeler with his children and young nephews. He had many hidden talents and cherished spending time with his beloved family and friends.
Benny B. is survived by his sons, Chase and Kayden Bosley; parents; grandparents, Lois Bennett of Leavittsburg, Edith Elliott of Windham, and David Bosley of Wyoming; siblings, Keith (Tammy) Elliott of Braceville, Jamie (Roger) Nichols of Mansfield, Amanda (Ryan) Rabel of Warren, Michelle (James) Nicholas of Newton Falls, Brandi (Rory Drnek) Bosley of Leavittsburg; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins; 18 loving nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Kari Shimits; many good friends; and his dogs, Sammy, Gucci and Mr. Beefy.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carroll Bennett and Elmer Elliott and cousin, Jeremy Elliott.
Calling hours from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, OH 442321 where funeral services will be on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Roger Rohbaugh officiating.
Burial will be at Windham Township Cemetery at a later date.
The family requests contributions be made in care of the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
Paul M. Coleman, 65
BOARDMAN There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 1 p.m. at St. Dominic Church in Youngstown, preceded by a 12:30 p.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman for Paul M. Coleman, 65, who passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009.
Paul will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his sense of humor and kindness.
He was born Dec. 4, 1943, in Youngstown, the son of Charles and Ruth (Friesen) Coleman, and was a lifelong area resident.
Paul was employed with Kmart as a manager in the camera department for 20 years and was the manager of the Boardman Rollercade, affectionately known as Uncle Paul.
He was a 1961 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School where he played defensive tackle, and then received a degree in Liberal Arts from Youngstown State University.
Paul was a member of St. Dominic Church, collected Lionel trains, interested in Geology, and was an avid photographer.
He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family.
Paul was a U.S. Navy veteran, where he earned the rank of Quartermaster 3 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his four children, Michael Paul Coleman of Struthers, Carrie Coleman (Brian Faulkner) of Youngstown and Christine Coleman (Jeff Price) and Paula Coleman (David Jolliff), both of Poland; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Coleman and Joshua Jolliff; and a brother, Charles E. Coleman of Boardman.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Navy.
Neil J. DePascal Sr., 90
GIRARD A private memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Neil J. DePascal Sr., 90, who passed away Thursday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Neil was born on June 4, 1919, in Niles, the son of Joseph DePascal and Rose (Pallante) DePascal.
Neil was employed in the maintenance department at General Motors for 15 years, where he retired in 1981. He was also an employee at Western Reserve Lumber Company in Niles for 20 years. He worked for a short period of time at the Civilian Conservation Corporation.
Neil served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he earned two Purple Hearts.
Neil was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 in Warren. He was also a lifetime member of St. Rose Catholic Church.
Neil married his wife, the former Marie E. Ross on Oct. 4, 1948, and she preceded him in death Oct. 10, 2001.
Neil is survived by his four sons, Neil J. (Thyra) DePascal Jr. of Spring, Texas, Donald F. (Peggy) DePascal of San Jose, Calif., John DePascal of Girard and Kenneth A. DePascal of Girard. Neil also leaves three grandchildren, Ross A. DePascal, Tyler DePascal and Jacqulynn DePascal, as well as three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Nathan and Jonathan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.
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Susan A. Fain, 90
POLAND Susan A. Fain, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her daughters home in Struthers.
Mrs. Fain was born Jan. 8, 1919 in Belmont County, a daughter of Mike and Anna Gunto Ponchak.
Mrs. Fain worked for the Poland Middle School as a cook and also was an excellent short order cook at the Bowl-A-Drome in Struthers.
She was a member of the Poland United Methodist Church and the Poland Band Parents for over 16 years. Mrs. Fain enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and bowling on various leagues, along with the churchs league. She also loved nature and enjoyed watching the squirrels, geese and other wildlife at Lake Hamilton.
Her husband, William H. Fain, whom she married May 15, 1935, died June 3, 1979.
She leaves five daughters, Sarah Coates of Bonita Springs, Fla., Dolores (Charles) Zins of Poland, Darlene Enke of Struthers, Diane (Lee) Ingold of Struthers and Connie Mount of Poland; two sons, Larry (Linda) Fain of North Lima and Roger (Mary Jane) Fain of Port Orange, Fla.; a sister, Sarah Silvus of Beverly; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, William H. and James E. Fain; four brothers, Mike, Andy, Wes and William; three sisters, Mary, Eve and Annie; and three grandchildren, Connie Sue Fain, Charles Zins and Billy Allen.
Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland with the Rev. Gary Rozier officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.
Friends will be received Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Fains family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the nurses, aides and physical therapy staff at Beeghly Oaks and Hospice of the Valley for the wonderful care given to her.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
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Camille Ann Gianoglio, 69
HERMITAGE, PA Mrs. Camille Ann Gianoglio, 69, of 1830 Winner Road, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at 2:35 a.m. at Sharon Regional Health System after an extended illness.
Mrs. Gianoglio was born in Sharon, Pa. on July 22, 1940, the daughter of the late George Cookie and Marcia (Molchan) Kvocak.
Camille was a 1958 graduate of Sharon High School. She had worked as a bank teller at First National Bank in Sharpsville, Pa. for over 10 years before retiring. She enjoyed traveling, including trips to Atlantic City, Las Vegas and California when her daughter and granddaughter were living there. As a homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Notre Dame Church in Hermitage.
She was the wife of Leonard W. Bill Gianoglio, whom she married on Aug. 29, 1959. He survives at home. She is also survived by two daughters, Gina Hamrock and Laura Wilson, both of Hermitage; and her grandchildren, Christina Hamrock, Luke Hamrock, Bree Oswald and Chase Wilson. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Ann Marley of Sharpsville and Judi Collins of Sharon.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Leonard W. Billie Gianoglio, who died in 1997.
Donations may be made in her memory to HSP Research Fund, University of Michigan Neurology Dept., 300 North Ingalls St./ SPC5489 Room NI3C23, AnnArbor, MI 48109-5489.
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Friends are invited to call today from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home in Sharon at 11:30 a.m. today with the Rev. Jeffrey Noble and the Notre Dame Church officiating.
Entombment will be at St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum in Hermitage.
Rowland J. Hicks, 72
NILES Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Niles for Rowland J. Hicks, 72, who died Sunday morning at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Rowland was born June 11, 1937 in Central City, Pa., the son of Joseph and Alice Mae (Bostock) Hicks.
Rowland retired from the Warren YMCA, where he had worked for 17 years. Prior to working at the YMCA he had been employed for over 20 years for U.S. Steel McDonald Works. He was a member of the church, the Moose Lodge in Niles, where he bowled in the Moose League and was a great fisherman. Rowland also served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn (Marks), whom he married April 1, 1961; children, Jim (Michelle) of Dunnellon, Fla., Joe of Niles and Jerri Lyn (Jason) Albright of Howland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Corey, Tyler, Allison and Samantha; and brother, James of Illinois.
Rowland was preceded in death by his parents and son, baby Joey.
The family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Rowlands name.
The Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Josiah A. Pritchard Jr., 89
HUBBARD There will be services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church of Hubbard for Josiah A. Pritchard Jr., 89, formerly of Caroline Avenue, who passed away Monday, Nov. 30, at Liberty Health Care Center.
Josiah was born Sept. 12, 1920 in Youngstown, a son of Josiah A. Sr. and Thetis A. McClure Pritchard and was a lifelong Hubbard resident.
He was a 1940 graduate of Hubbard High School and a 1957 graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in Accounting.
He was an administrator and office manager/comptroller for many years at Haber Furniture Company of Youngstown, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hubbard and served for years on the Methodist District of Youngstown as finance chairman and treasurer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II.
He also was a volunteer for many years at Forum Health Northside Hospital in the surgery department. He also was active with the Aut Mori Grotto of Youngstown and their stage and cast unit. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, and square dancing.
He leaves his sister, Thetis A. Smith of Liberty; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, McClure Pritchard and Carlisle Pritchard; and sisters, Fannie Lezius Renz and Sally Jordan.
There will be calling hours Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.
Burial will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Hubbard, 28 Church St., Hubbard, OH 44425.
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Thelma L. Kifer, 83
STRUTHERS Thelma L. Kifer, 83, died Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mrs. Kifer was born Feb. 16, 1926 in Clarion County, Pa., a daughter of Frank and Dorothy Varner Finefrock.
She attended Sligo High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Struthers Church of Christ and the Struthers Historical Society. Thelma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and totally devoted to her family. Her favorite past time was crocheting afghans for her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Fred Kifer Sr., whom she married May 4, 1943, she leaves one daughter, Louanne (David) Smith of Struthers; three sons, Fred (Marie) Kifer Jr. of Boardman, Dean (Barbara) Kifer of Canfield and Timothy (Colleen) Kifer of Struthers; one sister, Charlotte (Leroy) Lewis of Alabama; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by one son, Andrew Kifer; and two brothers, Quay and Dean Finefrock.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.
Interment will follow at the Sligo Cemetery in Sligo, Pa.
Friends will be received Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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John R. Kovach Jr., 41
CANFIELD John R. Kovach Jr., 41, passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.
John was born on May 16, 1968 in Youngstown, the son of John R. Kovach Sr. and Nancy (Caldwell) Kovach.
John graduated from Byzantine Catholic Central Elementary School in Poland and was a 1986 graduate of Chaney High School in Youngstown. He was a sports enthusiast in his youth and participated in basketball, football, baseball, bowling, and track and field.
He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated from Youngstown State University in 1993 with a Bachelors degree in Political Science.
John was a licensed insurance agent and was the founder, owner and president of the Kovach Insurance Group. His company sponsored various youth athletic teams and other charitable events.
John also was founder and president of KovCom Inc., a filmmaking company. He was a member of St. Columba Cathedral and the Greek Catholic Union.
He leaves his loving wife, Dr. Pamela Guerriere-Kovach, whom he married on June 8, 1996; his three beloved children, Priscilla, Jonathan and Erica, all of Canfield; his parents of Youngstown; and his sister, DArcy Kovach of Cleveland. He was a son-in-law of John and Barbara Guerriere of Canfield.
John will always be remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was an extremely devoted family man and the best father to his children.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Matilda (Duritza) Kovach of Campbell and Ralph and Helen (Graham) Caldwell of Youngstown.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown.
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Robert S. McCreery, 83
NEW CASTLE, PA. Robert S. McCreery, 83, of 3505 Meadowview Blvd., passed away the morning of Nov. 28, 2009, at Allegheny General Hospital.
Robert was born Aug. 18,1926 in Youngstown to the late Seward and Blanche McGonigle McCreery.
He was married to the former Theresa Vascetti for 48 years and she survives.
Robert retired from the Liberty Theater, where he was the projectionist and manager. In earlier years, he had worked as a crane operator for Youngstown Steel Door Inc.
He was a member of St. Camillus Church.
Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a Seaman 1st Class aboard the USS Iowa.
He was an avid sports fan and he loved music, playing the saxophone and guitar. Robert also enjoyed flying and was a licensed pilot of small aircraft.
In addition to his wife, Theresa, survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Mary Jo and Alan Miller, Lori and Tom Galbreath and Amy and Larry Temple, all of New Castle; two sisters, Norma Fitzpatrick of Youngstown and Sandy Noday of Canfield; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his additional children, Kathleen Kaminski of Marco Island, Fla., Lynette Newhouse of Naples, Fla., Robert S. McCreery of Arizona and Brian T. McCreery of Alva, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Colleen A. Welsh; a granddaughter, Megan Galbreath; one brother, Seward (Babe) McCreery; and two sisters, June Adair and Laverne Metzgar.
Visitation was held at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Camillus Church, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Lewandowski, Pastor, ofiiciating.
Burial was in the veterans section of Parkside Cemetery. Military services was conducted by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
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Gary L. Neff, 68
WARREN Surrounded by his family, Gary L. Neff, 68, of Warren and St. James City, Fla., died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. He passed after a short but courageous battle with cancer at Hospice House of the Valley.
He was born Nov. 10, 1941 in Youngstown, the son of the late Irvin F. and Gertrude J. (Burtner) Neff.
Gary was a 1959 graduate of Canfield High School and a 1970 graduate of Youngstown State University, with a Bachelors degree in business.
Currently, he was the owner, with his wife, of Affordable Rentals in Warren. He had previously owned and operated Neff Painting. Gary retired in 1982 after 19 years of service, from Delphi Packard Electric, where he was a general supervisor in Employee Development. He was a founder of the Trumbull County Real Estate Investors Association.
Gary was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Warren. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and managing his business. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Gary is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Ward Neff, whom he married in 1962; one son, Chris (Lisa) Neff of Howland; one daughter, Becki (David) Brown of Marietta; four grandchildren, Bradley, Brian and Boyd Brown and Jennifer Neff. He adored his dogs, KiKi and Ditto. Gary had one brother, Richard (Jeri) Neff of Boardman; a brother-in-law, Jack MacLoughlin of Canfield; and a special aunt, Olive Baker of Champion. He is also survived by four nieces and a nephew.
His sister, Linda MacLoughlin, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 280 E. Market St. in Warren and one hour prior to the memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the church, with Pastor Walter Coy officiating.
Arrangements were handled by the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel in Warren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Friends and family may visit www.robertsclarkchapel.com to send condolences or view the obituary.
Andrew R. Pecchio, 84
YOUNGSTOWN A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Thursday, Dec. 3, at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 10:30 a.m. for Andrew R. Pecchio, 84, who passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2009.
He was born July 31, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of Andrew and Genevieve (Cavelcanti) Pecchio.
He served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Youngstown Water Department before he joined the Youngstown Fire Department in 1956. He was promoted to Engineer in 1969. He retired as a Lieutenant on July 3, 1987 after 31 years of public service.
Andrews greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially in recent years, his eight great-grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He was admired by everyone who knew him.
He was cherished by his wife and sons, idolized by his granddaughters and loved by his great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Besides his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Pecchio.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Margaret G. (Scaperotto); his sons, Ronald R. of Youngstown and Andrew J. of Farmdale; a sister, Mary Frances Carroll of Youngstown; and his four granddaughters, Dawn Michelle (Jason) Roberts of Louisville, Andrea Pecchio of Farmdale, Jennifer (Matthew) Alandt of Bainbridge and Carla (Matthew) Bowen of Canfield.
He also leaves eight beloved great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison, Morgan, Mason, Anthony, Dominic, Sophia and Mia Sophia.
Family and friends may call today, Dec. 2, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home.
Rillis Riley, 89
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at noon on Friday at the Reeds Chapel AME Church for Rillis Riley, 89, who God sent His angel to bring one of His warriors home.
Mr. Riley was born May 25, 1920, in Eclectic, Ala., a son of Leslie N. and Ollie P. Peavy Riley.
He attended the Back Jack Chapel in Alabama and came here in 1953. Later he joined the church at Reeds Chapel, where he was a member of the Trustee Board, a Stewart, an intercessor and a worship leader for the Gatewood-Watson Missionary Society. Mr. Riley was also a minister-elect for the St. Pauls Healing Temple.
In May of 2000, Rillis Riley was honored as the Millennium Man of the Year. This award was given to him by the City of Youngstown, State of Ohio.
Mr. Riley was a member of the Floyd Brothers & Family Club and the G&E Family club and he served very faithfully on both until he became ill.
He leaves to cherish his memory, four sons, Jimmy C. (Geneva) Riley of Campbell, Larry (Doriska) Riley and Tommy Riley, both of Youngstown and Elston R. Riley of Avon Lake; a daughter, Pamela M. Baineses of Youngstown; a brother, Mack Riley of California; 15 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Annie Floyd; a son, Benjamin F. Riley; five brothers, Milton, Norris, Cleo, Calvin and Lloyd Riley; two sisters, Ella Mae Gilbert and Willie L. Austin; a grandson, DeAndre Edwards; and son-in-law, Louis Baineses.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Anna Schuster, 87
NILES There will be services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in North Lima for Anna Schuster, 87, who died at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.
Anna was born Nov. 7, 1922 in Heidendorf, Transylvania, a daughter of Martin and Anna Emrich Barth, coming to Youngstown in 1954.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Anna was also a member of the Ladies Circle of the church, the Saxon Club Branch No. 22 and its Culture Group.
Her busband of 53 years, Johann Schuster, whom she married Jan. 10 1940, died Sept. 16, 1993.
Anna is survived by her duaghter, Anna Korditsch of Kitchener, Canada; her sons, John (Trudie) Schuster of Berlin Center and Fred (Pamela) Schuster of North Lima; her sisters, Sophia (Michael) Kloos of Canfield and Maria Welther of Germany; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Beisides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Maria Schuster; and her brothers, George Barth and Martin Barth.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Anstrom-Velker Funeral Home, 75 East Midlothian Blvd. and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4300 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505.
Diane Lucille Scott, 54
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church for Ms. Diane Lucille Scott, 54, who departed this life Friday, Nov. 27, 2009.
Ms. Scott, affectionately known as Lady D, was born Feb. 14, 1955 in Youngstown, a daughter of Liston Johnny Sr. and Twelvena Phil Dawson Scott. She attended The Rayen School and Trumbull Business College, where she received her Nurses Assistant degree. She had worked as a laundress at Penn Ohio Towell Supply, the Holiday Inn, and Maxim Home Health Care as a home health aide.
She was a member of the First Calvary Baptist Church. She was an avid spade card player, which she loved playing with her family. She enjoyed many hobbies including cooking, fishing, traveling and playing bingo.
She leaves to cherish her beloved memories, four daughters, Nicole (Calvin) Scott-Moore, LaShawn and Jimmette Scott and Rhonda "Cocoa" Johnson, all of Youngstown; six brothers, Jesse Nixon, Liston (Jennifer) Scott, Victor Nixon, Willard Scott, Lester (Shauna) Scott and Alexander (Natalie) Scott; nine sisters, Marie Scott, Mary Scott-Silva, Jeanette Scott-Shelton, Alvena (Charles) Scott-Tucker, Crystal Scott-Jones, Angela Scott, Rochell Scott, Felicia (Alfred) Scott-Bunting, all of Youngstown; a special aunt, who she loved and cherished, Mary B. Coot (Emmett) Sadler of Youngstown; nine grandchildren, Jamale, Rickeya, Teqwan, Kimonie, Diamond, Jamaun, Calvin III, Destiny and CamRon; a godson, Glenn Rondell-Scott; a good friend, Ceil Scott; and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Obie Adkins III; grandparents, Alexander and Marie Scott, Raymond and Lucille Nixon and Walter and Johnnie Mae Heard.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
Mary Ustik Zydyk, 91
FARRELL, PA. Mrs. Mary Ustik Zydyk, 91, of Shady Avenue, died on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at 2:35 p.m. at Anna Maria Nursing Home in Aurora, of natural causes.
Mrs. Zydyk was born in Ernest, Pa. on Aug. 15, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Cucko) Ustik.
She along with her husband, they owned the former Diamond Cafe and Mikes Tavern, both in Sharon, Pa. for several years. She was of the Russian Orthodox faith.
She was the widow of Dmytro Mike Zydyk, whom she married on Jan. 29, 1938, He died on March 5, 1964.
Her survivors include her daughters, Betty J. Cooper of Vienna and Patricia Z. Barney and her husband, David of Bazetta Township and her sons, James E. Zydyk and his wife, Patricia of Chagrin Falls and Michael C. Zydyk of Vienna. Also surviving are her sisters, Ann Radkowski of Sharon, Helen Wauzzinski of Hermitage, Pa. and Elizabeth Safin of Hermitage, along with her brother, Frank Ustik of Ocala, Fla. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Babe Reichart; her son, Harry D. Zydyk; and her brothers, John, George and Michael Ustik.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 East State St. in Sharon.
Funeral services will be held at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, with Monsignor Michael Polenichka and St. Johns Carpathian Russian Orthodox Church officiating.
Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Hermitage.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society Pa Division, P.O. Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033.
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