John Edward Andres, 53
AKRON John Edward Andres, 53, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 6, 2010.
John, son of Anthony and Mildred (Marx) Andres, was born Aug. 22, 1956 in Austintown. He was a resident of Austintown until he took a job in Akron several years ago.
His love in life was his music. He played bass guitar in Youngstown bands with two of his brothers and was the lead singer, as well.
John was lovingly known by the nickname Biggs to most who knew him. He was a gentle soul that was loved by many. He will be sadly missed by anyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by both his father and mother. Cherished memories will be remembered by his family.
He leaves three brothers, James Andres of Rootstown (wife, Louann), Robert Andres of Akron, with whom he made his home, and Edward Andres of Austintown. He also leaves two sisters, Diane Zawilinsky (husband, Rev. Steve) and Jeanne Andres of Austintown.
A memorial service will be held at the Upper Room Ministries, 4301 New Road in Austintown on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m.
The family is asking in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to help defray the burial expenses. Contributions can be made directly to the family or through the Upper Room Ministries.
The Adams Mason Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements. (330) 535-9186.
Bernice Holley Ashmore, 76
YOUNGSTOWN Mrs. Bernice Holley Ashmore, 76, departed this life Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Ashmore was born April 12, 1933 in Camp Hill, Ala., a daughter of John W. and Ethel M. Woody Dudley.
She was a self-employed care giver, a member of the New Vision Baptist Church and was planning to run again for city council.
Her first husband, Norman Cat Holley, died in 1972 and her husband, John E. Ashmore, whom she married Oct. 31, 1980, died Feb. 3, 1996.
She leaves two daughters, Beatrice (Howard) Holley-Lindsey and Joyce Brown, both of Youngstown; several brothers and sisters, four grandchildren, Brittanie A. Lindsey of Youngstown and Aaron Pogue, John Pogue and Marcus Pogue, all of Springfield, Mass.
Besides her parents; a son, Donald Pogue; an uncle, Durey Woody; and special friends, Juanita (Miss Ira) Pierce and Ernestine Lewis, preceded her in death.
It was the request of Mrs. Ashmore to have no funeral ceremony.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Harold R. Black Sr., 93
MARION Harold R. Black Sr., 93, formerly of Siesta Drive, went to be with our Lord early Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, 2010, at Marion Manor Nursing Home following a brief three week illness.
On Feb. 5, 1916, Harold was born in Youngstown, the son of the late John and Gwendolyn (Williams) Black.
He graduated from South High School in Youngstown in the Class of 1934.
Harold will be dearly missed by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth Betty Black of Marion; a daughter, Barbara Arms and her children, Leslie Arms and Brad Arms, all of Marion; a son and daughter-in-law, H. Robert Black Jr. and Denise Black of West Chester, Pa. and their children, David (Kathleen) Black of West Grove, Pa. and Scott Black of West Chester; and one beloved great-granddaughter, Lydia Black.
Including his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his infant brother, David John Black.
The Black family will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, 143 S. Prospect St. in Marion. Masonic services and a memorial service celebrating his life will follow immediately at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Mori officiating.
Following the services military honors will be provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council and a light luncheon will be served for Harolds family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Bell Choir, 143 S. Prospect St., Marion, OH 43302 or a charity of your choice.
The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Harold Black Sr.
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Albert F. Cintavey, 92
YOUNGSTOWN Albert F. Cintavey, 92, of the citys west side, passed away early Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2010, following a brief illness.
Albert was born Nov. 3, 1917 in Youngstown, a son of the late Joseph and Rose Cintavey, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1936 graduate of Chaney High School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving in Africa, Europe, and fighting in the D-Day invasion during World War II.
Al worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube at the Campbell Works for more than 30 years, retiring as a foreman in the cold strip mill when the mill closed in the late 1970s
Mr. Cintavey was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown.
His wife of 57 years, Helen R. Kachmer Cintavey, whom he married Sept. 19, 1946, passed away Nov. 22, 2003.
Al leaves his daughter, Rita Cintavey of Youngstown; his son, Albert T. (Kathleen) Cintavey of Concord Township; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Elizabeth Cintavey.
Besides his wife, a grandson, Michael Cintavey; two brothers, John and Vincent Cintavey; and three sisters, Mary Shereman, Mary Josie Gallagher and Helen Carnes, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home and continue at 11 a.m. at St. Brendan Church.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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Brenda Lee Cook, 41
CANFIELD Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Brenda Lee Cook, 41, who passed away Tuesday at her home.
She was born Feb. 25, 1968, in Youngstown, a daughter of Larry Lee and Kathleen (Sisco) Cook.
Brenda was currently a cashier at Wal-Mart in Austintown and a member of the Greenford Christian Church.
She is survived by her mother, with whom she made her home and one brother, Donald W. Cook of Berkley, Mich.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father; a brother, David A. Cook; paternal grandparents, Lowell and Evelyn Cook; and maternal grandparents, George and Charlotte Sisco.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Brendas name.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Margaret Peggy Diane Dick, 61
HERMITAGE, PA. Margaret Peggy Diane Dick, 61, formerly of Brookfield, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her daughters residence, after a courageous battle with stomach cancer.
Ms. Dick was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Youngstown to Joseph and Mary Jane Rochford Mullarkey.
Peggy worked for 21 years at OBrien Memorial Nursing Home in Masury, retiring in 2001 as a nurses aide coordinator.
As a member of the Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Hermitage, she served as a volunteer. Peggy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving is a daughter, Heather Bryan Kahl and her husband, Adam of Hermitage; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Payne of Huber Heights; her grandchildren, Corey Nicole Cusick and Luke Ryan Kahl; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Joann Reinthaler; and a brother, Joseph Mullarkey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Colonial Square, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Suite 2 or Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 3480 Shenango Valley Freeway, both Hermitage, PA 16148.
Friends may visit www.flynnfuneralhome.com to the sign guest book.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at the Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Hermitage, with the Rev. G. Martin Gentzler, pastor, officiating.
Cremation was handled by the John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2630 E. State St. in Hermitage.
John Daniel Francosky, 101
AUSTINTOWN Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church for John Daniel Francosky, 101, who passed away Monday evening at Briarfield Ashley Nursing Home.
John was born July 9, 1908 in Youngstown, a son of Daniel and Mary Popovics Francosky.
He worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, Aetna Standard, United Engineering, Mesta Machine Co., and retired in 1985 from City Machine and Welding as a machinist.
John married the former Helen Herchik on Oct. 28, 1930, and she passed away Sept. 1, 1995.
He was a member of St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society and a former member of the Our lady of Hungary Catholic Church, auxiliary member of the VFW No. 93, American Legion No. 472, Eagles No. 213, Youngstown American Hungarian Club and Hungarian Reformed Federation of America Branch 22, where he was a past delegate and a choir member of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Choir.
John is survived by two daughters, Helen Holmes of Youngstown and Jane (Richard) Organ of Cortland; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene (Ralph) Skerkavich of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Joanne Dobranchin; a brother, Daniel Francosky; and two sisters, Mary Erb and Helen Suhre.
Friends may call Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Briarfield Ashley Nursing Home for their compassionate care.
Carl E. Garner, 58
YOUNGSTOWN A Homegoing Celebration will be Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Carl E. Garner, 58, who passed away at home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Garner was born April 4, 1951, in Youngstown, a son of Herman and Mae V. Christian Garner.
He attended North High School and was the owner/operator of Classic Coach and CQRS Quality Cars.
His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, cooking, baking and traveling. He was very inspirational.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his dedicated wife, the former Linda B. McDowell; six children, Carla (Reginald Wilds) Garner, Shawanna (Calvin) Moore, Rahsie Garner, Quan (Jean Noisette) Garner, Sherard and Jabrill Garner, all of Youngstown; four brothers, Herman E. Garner, Jerome C. Garner, Ronald E. (Gail) Muhammad and Pasha Alamin; two sisters, Delisa Bland and Deborah McLendon; grandchildren, Nataiya, Layshawna, Kadeeja, Brett, Raynesha, Iesha, Jondell, Reginald Jr., Rahsie Jr., Nakeya, Mariah, Quan Jr, Amina, Khyree, Khyia, Ryan and Carl; a great-grandson, Dale Jr.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Garner and Terry Garner; best friend, Marvin Reed; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Daniel Garner.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Grace E. Gettman, 94
AUSTINTOWN Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Four Mile Run Christian Church in Austintown for Grace E. Gettman, 94, who died early Tuesday evening at her residence.
She was born June 4, 1915 in Yellow Springs, a daughter of Ben and Jessie (Burdell) Geiger, and she came to this area as a child.
She was a 1933 graduate of Liberty High School and she was also a graduate of the Youngstown College School of Business, where she taught for many years, before retiring.
She was a longtime member of the church and served as its secretary for 30 years. She was also a Sunday school teacher and superintendant, vacation bible school leader, and president of the Womens Christian Fellowship. She was a Gray Lady volunteer, a volunteer with the Red Cross at Woodside Receiving Hospital, and she enjoyed golfing and bowling with the Golden Gals Bowling League.
She married Homer G. Gettman May 13, 1944, and he preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1992.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Myron) Shaffer of Austintown, with whom she made her home and Barbara (Richard) Ballenger of Austintown; eight grandchildren, Heidi (Bruce) Frankford of St. Petersburg, Fla., Tim (Leilani) Shaffer of Canfield, Dan Shaffer of Austintown, Scott (Mary) Shaffer of Berlin Center, Myron Buddy Shaffer of Austintown, Douglas (Marie) Ballenger of Moorehaven, Fla., Virginia Ballenger of Sadieville, Ky. and Jessika Ballenger of Austintown; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bud and Pete Geiger; and two sisters, Lola Randall and Minnie Humphrey.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel and from 10 to 11a.m. on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Four Mile Run Christian Church in Graces memory.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Isabelle Gibala, 77
YOUNGSTOWN Private funeral services were held Wednesday at the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home and were followed by a celebration of Mass at St. Matthias Church for Isabelle Gibala, 77, who died Dec. 10, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman.
The youngest of five children, Isabelle was born in Youngstown on Aug. 17, 1932, a daughter of John and Mary Duncko Gibala Sr. and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1950 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, and worked in the offices of the Mogg Meat Packing Company, one of the earliest meat packing businesses in Youngstown, for 20 years before her retirement. She was also a member of St. Matthias Church.
Isabelle liked Polka music and had an extensive collection of albums, cassettes and CDs. She counted Del Sinchak and Sammy Kaye among her favorite artists. She also enjoyed watching old movies and travel videos.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor Sabo and Rita Miller and by her brothers, Albert and John Gabby Gibala.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as by numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.
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Frederick D. Hunt
BOSTON Frederick D. Hunt passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Boston Rehabilitation and Sub Acute Center in Dedham, Mass.
He was born April 25, 1939 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the son of the late Charles Sr. and Elizabeth Harris Hunt.
The family moved to Youngstown in 1943 and Fred attended Youngstown Public Schools, graduating from The Rayen School.
Mr. Hunt served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and relocated to Boston, where he was a manager at the Singer Company prior to his illness.
Freddie had a love of music throughout his life, especially old school and also enjoyed repairing and troubleshooting equipment, such as computers and sewing machines. All who knew him were delighted with his hearty laughter.
Freddie will be deeply missed by his three sisters, Jacqueline Austin of McDonald, Veronica Taylor of Columbus and Alicia Smith of Austintown; three brothers, Jimmy and Larry Hunt, both of Youngstown and Robert Hunt of Orwell; and a host of other family members and friends.
Besides his parents, Freddie was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne; brother, Charles Hunt Jr.; and companion, Sylvia Thomas.
Funeral services will be entrusted to the Davis Funeral Home, 89 Walnut Ave., Roxbury, MA 02119, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
Irene Catherine Macala, 86
NEW CASTLE, Pa. Irene Catherine Macala, 86, of 630 1/2 E. Washington St., passed away the morning of Jan. 13, 2010, at Jameson Hospital.
She was born Sept. 10, 1923 in New Castle, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Grace Ryhal Phillips.
She married George Macala, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1966.
Mrs. Macala was a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo and sewing.
Irene is survived by a daughter, Julia Amicone and husband Guy of Poland; three sons, George Macala, Ronald Macala and John Macala, all of New Castle; two grandchildren, Cynthia Covert and Melissa Gorby; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Martha, Esther and Hazel; and two brothers, Charles and Clair.
There will be no calling hours.
A private service will be held at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 941 S. Mill St.
Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send online condolences.
Deborah M.Debbie May
GIRARD Deborah M. Debbie May, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, due to an extended illness at the Cleveland Clinic.
Debbie was born on Aug. 4, 1950 in Youngstown, the daughter of Samuel L. and Martha M. (Silvis) Ambrose.
She married Tim May on Sept. 28, 1986.
She was a graduate of Girard High School and continued to support the Band Boosters.
She was a loving wife and mother, who was a member of the Open Door Community Church in McDonald, where she was actively involved in Manna Ministries and Womens Ministries. She had a passion for cooking, shopping and her children.
Surviving is her husband, Timothy R. May of Girard; four children, Renee L. Rosin and husband, John of Streetsboro, Marci B. Bowser and husband, Jeff of Howland, Robyn L. Crain and husband, Brian of Girard and Timothy W. May of Girard; three grandchildren, Kayla Bowser, Cortni Bowser and Cody Crain; one brother, William Ambrose and wife, Betty Ann of Enon Valley, Pa.; and her mother, Martha Ambrose.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road in Niles, with a luncheon to follow.
All donations can be made to the Debbie May Memorial Fund at 131 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, OH 44446.
Arrangements are being handled by the McClurkin Funeral Home.
William Melnykovich, 97
AUSTINTOWN William Melnykovich, 97, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 2010, at Hospice House in Poland following a brief illness.
William, who was known affectionately as Bill, was born Jan. 1, 1913 in Novi Sambir, Ukraine, a son of the late Joseph and Maria Melnykovich, and came to America and Youngstown in 1949.
He worked as a finish carpenter for various contractors, eventually became self-employed, and retired in 1979.
Mr. Melnykovich was a member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, the UNA St. John The Baptist Lodge No. 230, the Ukrainian Congress Committee, and the Ukrainian Youth Organization (SUMA). He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Bill leaves his wife, Maria Hyt Koval Melnykovich, whom he married in 1996; three sons, Russell (Marianne) Melnykovich of Roseville, Calif., George (Caroline) Melnykovich of Herndon, Va. and Ben (Patty) Melnykovich of Lake Milton; four grandchildren, Kristen, William, Jennifer and Rachel; two great-grandchildren, John and Kyle; two stepchildren, Walter (Oksana) Koval of Austintown and Maria (Paul) Sawka of Parma; and four stepgrandchildren, Ihor, Walter, Walter and Andrij.
His first wife, Eva Daszynicz Melnykovich, whom he married Feb. 2, 1940, passed away Feb. 23, 1989.
Two brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a Panahyda will take place at 6 p.m.
Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bills name to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
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Marguerite D. Rea, 76
BROOKFIELD There will be services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Marguerite D. Rea, 76, who passed away, surrounded by her family on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center after a brief illness.
Marguerite was born July 10, 1933, in Youngstown, a daughter of Paul C. and Dorothy Williams Fields, and was a lifelong area resident.
Marguerite was a 1951 graduate of Brookfield High School and was a 1954 graduate of Youngstown Hospital Association Nurses Training School.
She was a registered nurse at Forum Health Northside Medical Center for 41 years, retiring in 1995 and was a member of American Nurses Association.
She was a member of the Paynes Corners Christian Church and a former member of the Slope Congregational Church. She also was a member of Forum Health Golf League and Girard Senior Ladies League.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed crafts, cooking, shopping and high school wrestling.
Her husband, James Findley Rea, whom she married Nov. 25, 1954, passed away July 1, 2008.
She leaves her son, James A. Rea of Burghill; her daughter, Shari (Winston) Miller of Brookfield; six grandchildren, Beth, Matthew, Michael, Justin, Danny and Megan; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Alex. She also leaves a sister, Pauline Taylor of Edgewater, Fla. and a brother, Leonard L. Fields of Lighthouse Point, Fla.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be calling hours Friday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paynes Corners Church, 277 Warner Road, Brookfield, OH 44403 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
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Ann Selner, 98
YOUNGSTOWN There will be 9 a.m. prayers at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. Brendan Church with the Rev. James M. Daprile celebrating the Mass for Ann Selner, 98, who passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12, at Omni Manor.
Ann was born June 4, 1911 in Lowellville, the daughter of Vito and Bellonia Bella (Ruozzo) Leardi.
She was a member of the church, being the oldest member there. Ann also belonged to the Ostomy Club of Youngstown and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mt. Carmel Society in Lowellville. She was a welder with General Fireproofing and a homemaker.
Anns first husband, Joseph Maluso, died in 1938.
Harry Selner, whom she married May 17, 1947, passed away Dec. 13, 1991.
Ann will always be remembered by her two daughters, JoAnn (Don) Maluso-Kalenits of Youngstown and Patti Schneck of Youngstown; her son, Harry L. (Mary) Selner of Hudson; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her brother, Lawrence (Antoinette) Leardi of Struthers; her sister, Irma Carchedi of Lowellville; and a stepson, John Selner of Texas.
Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by sisters, Carrie Reitano, Theresa Argenziano and Novella Mamula; brothers, Nick and Louie Leardi; an infant daughter; and a stepson, Ralph Selner.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
Frances E. Wagner, 62
BOARDMAN Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Old North Church of Canfield for Frances E. Wagner, 62, who went to meet the Lord Tuesday morning after a courageous battle with cancer.
Frances was born June 4, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter of Vincent and Mildred Larson Carney and has been a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1965 graduate of East High School. She was a homemaker, who was so loved and gave so much love to her family, as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
One of her lifelong joys was giving to numerous charities which she believed in. She had the utmost respect and honor for all law enforcement agencies, especially the Boardman Police Department, whom her son is a member. Frances thoroughly enjoyed tropical and country music and was an undeniable Parrothead.
Her husband, Ronald D. Wagner, whom she married Dec. 1, 1967, died Jan. 2, 2006.
She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Tracey Wagner Ramun of Canfield; a son, Darrell V. (Cindy) Wagner of Boardman; a brother, Michael Carney of Rogers; a sister, Nancy Vari of Boardman; four grandchildren, Gracie, Gavin, Abigail and Camille, whom she adored and truly loved to spend time with. She also leaves four beloved cats, Blue, Frisco, Little Bear and Dottie, who brought her joy.
The Wagner family wishes to thank the staff of the Hospice House for their love and compassion given to Frances.
Material tributes can be made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Addie Diane Smith Williams, 58
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the El Shaddai Dominion Ministries for Mrs. Addie Diane Smith Williams, 58, who departed this life Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Williams was born March 30, 1951 in Selma, Ala., a daughter of James Sr. and Bernice Burroughs Smith.
She was a member of the El Shaddai Dominion Ministries.
She leaves a daughter, Amy R. Williams, with whom she made her home; siblings, Betty Johnson, Ernestine Farris and Lisa Harris, all of Campbell, Emma (David) Parker and Rev. Edie Smith, both of Youngstown, James Jr. (Betty Ann) Smith of Columbus, Kenneth (Joyce) Smith of Hermitage, Pa., Roy (Tonya) Smith of Elyria, Linda (Larry) Salter of Liberty and Christine (Matt) Snipes of Mineral Ridge; four grandchildren, Takeia M. Smith, Myia D. Williams, Shekinah D. Williams and Aniya White; and two great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, a son, Walter Williams III; a daughter, Natasha Williams; and two brothers, Mark Smith and Clinton Hopkins, preceded her in death.
Viewing will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Friends may call on hour prior to the service at the church.