Katherine Chengelis, 78
NILES Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, with Father John Karabatsos officiating, for Katherine Chengelis, 78, who entered into rest early Thursday at Autumn Hills Care Center.
Katherine was born Dec. 10, 1931 in Salonika, Greece, the daughter of the late Aggeli and Falcona Angelidou, coming to the United States in 1954.
She was a homemaker and a member of the church and its Philoptohos Society.
Her husband, Philip Chengelis, whom she married June 5, 1955, passed away on June 6, 1998.
Katherine will be sadly missed by many, including her son, Gus (Karen) Chengelis of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters, Evelyn (George) Campbell of Niles and Faye (David) Martin of Reno, Nev.; and a sister, Barbara Lemonis of Campbell. She also leaves three grandchildren, Christopher Campbell, Megan Campbell and Nicole Martin.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road in Youngstown, where a prayer service will be at 4 p.m. and on Monday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
The family requests that contributions be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut, Youngstown, OH 44503.
Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.
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Anthony N. Tony DeGise, 76
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road in Cornersburg, with the Rev. Linda Hilliard officiating for Anthony N. Tony DeGise, 76, who died at his residence Thursday morning on Jan. 14, 2010.
Tony was born July 13, 1933 in Youngstown, a son of Sabino and Antoinette Bianco DeGise.
He was an electrician with Ohio Bell and many years at Packard Electric. He was a member of the church, I.B.E.W., Local 64, Itam Charles Marino Post No. 3, VFW in Austintown. He was a graduate of The Rayen School in 1951, completed several electrical and communication apprenticeships, enjoyed dancing, especially at the Elms Ballroom, hunting and playing racket ball.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, the former Rose Malloy, whom he married Nov. 3, 1956; two daughters, Denise (Rich) Douglass and Danette (Greg) Rodino; two grandchildren, Merissa and Michael Rodino, with whom he loved to spend time with and tell them stories about his Italian heritage and growing up in Brier Hill; four sisters, Nancy (Ed) Nappy, Rose (Sam) Buzzacco, Josephine Amendolea and Mary Sabol, and a brother-in-law, Frank (Carol) Righetti.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Stella Righetti; and two brothers-in-law, Joseph Sabol and Victor Amendolea.
Family and friends may call Sunday Jan 17, 2010 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
John Paul Jack Drummond, 84
CANFIELD There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Saint Paul Church in Salem, celebrated by Father Thomas Eisweirth, for John Paul Jack Drummond, 84, who passed away Wednesday evening at his residence.
Mr. Drummond was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph F. and Ellen Fahey Drummond and has been a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1948 graduate of St. Marys College in St. Mary, Ky.
He had worked as Mahoning County Administrator and on the staff of the Mahoning County Planning Commission. Jack was very involved with the community and scouting, especially as a Precinct Committeeman for the Democratic Party. He was an RSVP volunteer.
He was a parishioner at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem, where he was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister.
Besides his wife, the former Margaret Wayman, whom he married Aug. 19, 1961, he leaves a daughter, Maureen A. (David Scannell) Drummond of Canfield; a son, David J. (Tamara Psinka) Drummond of Hudson; a grandson, John David Drummond of Hudson; three brothers, Thomas J. Drummond of Youngstown, James E. Drummond of Boardman and D. Michael Drummond of Canfield; four sisters, Mariellen Werner of Boardman, Pat Gibson of Youngstown, Louise Dattilo of Boardman and Donna Graham of Boardman.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Drummond and Paul Drummond and three sisters, Norma Jean Donoghue, Faye Untch and Anne George.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any material donations be made to St. Paul Church, 935 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 or HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley, 5500 Market St., No.106, Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Ajit Kumar, 56
NEWARK, Del. Ajit Kumar, 56, a former resident of Boardman, died on Jan. 15, 2010, at his home from complications associated with lung cancer.
Mr. Kumar was born on Sept. 1, 1953 in Ghaziabad, India. He was the youngest of seven children. He moved to the United States in the 1970s to pursue a PhD in Engineering.
After receiving his PhD in Engineering from Ohio State University, Mr. Kumar served for 10 years as an associate professor at Youngstown State University in the Computer Science Department.
In 1982, Mr. Kumar founded MicroSys, a software company based in Youngstown. Under his leadership, MircroSys grew to be a company with 55 employees. The companys flagship product, MicroMD was used by over 7,000 doctors. In 2006, Mr. Kumar merged his company with a division of Henry Schein, Inc. to form Henry Schein Medical Systems, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and President.
Mr. Kumar is survived by his wife, Sangita and his four children, Neha, Priya, Nikhil and Raj.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home located at 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be sent to the Lung Cancer Program, C/O Christiana Care Development Office, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.
If you wish to send your condolences to Mr. Kumars family, please write to 18 Celestial Way, Newark, DE 19711.
Pearl J. Lancaster, 94
WARREN Pearl J. Lancaster, 94, formerly of Warren, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at Monterey Care Center in Grove City, Ohio.
She was born Oct. 25, 1915 in Youngstown, the daughter of Alfred and Edith (Krause) Brown, and had lived in Grove City since 1994, coming from Warren.
A member of both St. Johns Lutheran Church in Grove City and the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Howland, Mrs. Lancaster worked for the Boy Scouts at Camp Chickagami in Parkman for many years with her husband, Donald, the camp ranger. She had also worked as a sales clerk in Warren, Youngstown, and Middlefield.
Surviving are her children, Pearlene E. (Michael) Uhrin of Grove City, and Eugene V. (Carol) Lancaster of Bristolville; four grandchildren, John Uhrin, Michele Buckingham, Mark Lancaster and Lynn Whitmore; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Donald E. Lancaster, whom she married March 30, 1940, and who died Aug. 31, 2002; a granddaughter, Jill Lancaster; three sisters, Betty Keifer, Dorothy Shallenberger and Virginia Steinberg; and two brothers, Wilber and Vernon Brown.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home in Warren, with the Rev. Norman Schinkel officiating. Interment will follow at Pineview Memorial Park.
Friends may call 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Material contributions may be made either to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St., Grove City, OH 43123, or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Arrangements are entrusted to the McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481.
Please visit www.mcfarlandfuneral.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Mayi-Darling Ayala Donne Oliver, Infant
BOARDMAN There are no funeral services or calling hours for infant Mayi-Darling Ayala Donne Oliver, who died shortly after birth on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Akron Childrens Hospital at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
She was born a twin to Qaadir E. and Ja QueLynn L. (Russell) Oliver.
She is survived by her parents of Boardman; her twin sister, Joure-Dir Alaya Leierre at home; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Banks; five aunts; three uncles; and 20 cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Harold D. Roberts III, and her paternal grandparents, Edward and Ida Mae Oliver Sr.
Arrangements are being handled by the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Kathleen L. Pinkerton, 84
SEBRING Kathleen L. Pinkerton, 84, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Alliance Community Hospital.
Kathleen was born in Alliance on Nov. 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Ray and Louise (May) Mulinix.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charles L. Pinkerton of Sebring; a daughter, Shareen Sherri (Daniel) Garber of White Lake, Mich.; a son, Larry D. (Susie) Pinkerton of Stow; a daughter-in-law, Marjorie (John) Bianco of Hubbard; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Shane, Stephanie, Samuel, Danielle, David, Erin, Ian and MacKenzie; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey on Sept. 19, 1996.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home with the Rev. James Case officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring.
Arrangements are being handled by the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home.
Friends may visit to www.grfuneralhome.com to send condolences and sign the guest register online.
Natalie Vetrecin, 80
POLAND There will be a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown for Natalie Vetrecin, 80, who passed away Dec. 1, 2009.
Natalie was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Emilie (Sabas) Pavilonis.
Natalie was a graduate of Youngstown College with a degree in English, and was employed by various companies as a stenographer and secretary. She was a member of the church, and various golf and bowling leagues.
Her husband, Frank H. Vetrecin, whom she married July 18, 1970, passed away Dec. 20, 1995.
Natalie will always be remembered by her brothers, Stanley Pavilon of Shaker Heights and Robert Pavilonis of Alexandria, Va.; and a sister, Agnes McCarthy of Naples, Fla.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances MacLeod, Amelia Kullman and Helen Pavilon; and a brother, Alphonse Pavilonis.
The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman has been bestowed the honor of arranging the services for Natalie.