Theresa R. Badila, 82
YOUNGSTOWN Theresa R. Badila, 82, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She was born on Oct. 15, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Andy and Philapino Schragal and lived most of her life in the area.
Mrs. Badila was a homemaker and had worked in an airplane factory during WWII. She was a member of the Coitsville Presbyterian Church.
She leaves six grandchildren, Betty Long, Nancy McCready, Elizabeth Parish, Lois and John Robenolt, all of Youngstown and Richard Long of North Carolina.
Her parents, eight brothers and a sister, preceded her in death.
There are no calling hours or funeral services.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home in Hubbard.
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Thomas J. Busin Sr., 89
NEW CASTLE, PA. Thomas J. Busin Sr., 89, of 525 Old Pulaski Road, went to be with his Lord three months shy of his 90th birthday, on Aug. 10, at 5:19 a.m.
He was born in New Castle on Nov. 9, 1918 to the late Michael and Catherine Surgie Busin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy Slavich Busin. They were married May 8, 1944.
Mr. Busin retired from Johnson Bronze, where he was a machinist for many years. He also served in the Navy in WWII. He was a member of St. Camillus Catholic Church in New Castle, the Slovak Club and the GBU.
In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Donald Pallerino of Naples, Fla. and Carla and Dale Smith of Bedford, Texas; six sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Rita Busin Jr. of Poland, Mark and Carolyn Busin of Louisville, Ky., Michael and Janet Busin and David and Deborah Busin, both of New Castle, Brian and LuAnn Busin of Newport News, Va. and Dr. Gerald Busin of Coweta, Okla.; two sisters, Ann Mastropietro of New Castle and Mary Leahy of El Cajon, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred Miller; and two brothers, Steve and Joseph Busin.
Visitation will be held today, Aug. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road in New Castle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Camillus Catholic Church, 314 W. Englewood Ave. in New Castle. Officiating will be the Very Rev. Philip N. Farrell of St. Camillus. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. for Mass. Burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery in New Castle, where the New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military rites.
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Carmella Statti Cola, 84
CANFIELD Mrs. Carmella Statti Cola, 84, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. at the Hospice House in Poland.
Carmella was born on May 21, 1924 in Ellwood City, Pa., to the late Angelo DeFonde and Mary Innocent DeFonde.
She is formerly of Ellwood City, and was a member of the Holy Redeemer Church while living in Ellwood City. She was first married to Eugene Statti Sr., who passed away in 1964. In 1965 she married Anthony Cola, who passed away in 1994.
Mrs. Cola had worked at Sams Pizza Shop in Newton Falls for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, going visiting, being with her family, and going to garage sales.
Mrs. Cola is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Jayne Statti Jr of Canfield, and Ronald and Carol Statti of Chilhowie, Va.; four brothers, Tony DeFonde of Franklin Twp., Guy and Dorothy DeFonde of North Sewickley Twp., Raymond and Agnes DeFonde of Perry Twp., and Angelo DeFonde Jr. of Alexander, Va.; one sister, Margaret and Robert Lyttle of Ellwood City; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane Schiavone of Charlotte, N.C., and one stepson, John Cola of Las Vegas.
Mrs. Cola was preceded in death by two sisters; Frances and Antoinette DeFonde, both in infancy; and one brother, Charles DeFonde.
Calling hours will from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc. in Ellwood City, Pa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Those attending the funeral Mass are asked to meet on Thursday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. by 9:20 a.m., as the procession to church will begin to leave at 9:30 a.m.
Internment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
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Matthew N. Crisci, 72
BOARDMAN Funeral services will be held today at 10:15 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, and at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, for Mr. Matthew N. Crisci, 72, who entered into rest Friday evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Matthew was born Sept. 26, 1935 in Youngstown, the son of the late Matthew and Joanina (Palmieri) Crisci.
A graduate of Boardman High School, Mr. Crisci was in the National Guard, and a member of the church. He also belonged to the I.T.A.M. Club on Meridian Road.
He was a supervisor at General Motors in Lordstown, retiring in 1996.
His wife, the former Helen J. Marenkovic, whom he married Jan. 14, 1956, passed away Feb. 26, 2004.
Matthew will be sadly missed by many, including his sons, Matthew (Carole) Crisci of Maryland, Rocco (Shelley) Crisci of Austintown, Geno (Cindy) Crisci of Pittsburgh, and Marco Crisci of West Virginia. He also leaves his daughter, Vicky (Robert) Loree of Boardman; a sister, Elissa (Alex) Pascarella of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Angela, Regina, Dianna, Matt Jr., Renee, Jenna, Jason, Ricky, and Michelle; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Chance.
Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Crisci was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Crisci; and a sister, Annie DApolito.
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Mary Ann DAlesandro, 80
BOARDMAN Private services will be held at Saint Charles Church for Mary Ann DAlesandro, 80, who died Monday morning after a long illness.
Mrs. DAlesandro was born Sept. 17, 1927 in Youngstown, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Sue Colopietro Javis.
She was a graduate of Girard High School. Mary Ann loved to read and work in the yard and also loved being with family. She was a member of the church.
Her husband, Eugene Anthony DAlesandro, whom she married Aug. 24, 1945, died Aug. 22, 1986.
She leaves two daughters, Barbara Ann DAlesandro and Mary Jean Pyne, both of Boardman; a son, Eugene Carl DAlesandro of Indianapolis; a sister, Audrey Gregory of Girard; a brother, Joseph Mitchell of Columbus; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Anthony DAlesandro Sr.; and a grandchild.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Public Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 17121 Lake Shore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44110-4006.
The DAlesandro family would like to thank Dr. Robert Spratt and his staff for the loving care and compassion shown to Mary Ann.
Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
Sophie Faras, 86
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, for Sophie Faras, 86, who died Sunday at the Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House after a courageous 27 year battle with cancer.
She was born March 14, 1922 in Youngstown, the daughter of Costantinos and Kyriakitsa (Yerakaris) Chengelis.
After graduating from South High School in 1940 and receiving a diploma from Youngstown Business College in 1942, she worked in the office of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube until she married Gus Faras (Facouras) on April 28, 1946. Gus passed away in 1994.
Sophie was an artistic and talented seamstress, needle worker and baker, winning numerous ribbons at the Canfield Fair for her creations. She was a prolific reader and enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially the Cleveland Indians and the Browns. A tremendous wife, mother and loyal friend, she devoted her life to taking care of those she loved.
A lifelong member of the church and an active member of its Philoptochos Society, Sophie spent countless hours in the church kitchen lovingly preparing baklava and other delicious Greek pastries. She served as an inspiration and mentor to many of the parishioners. She was also a member of the St. Nicholas Seniors, and the Poland Extension Club.
Sophie will be greatly missed by her three children and their spouses, Penny and Bill (Harve) Senyak of Youngstown, Lou and Sue Faras of Glendale, Ariz., and Evelyn and Albert Markasky of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two sisters, Bessie Mayorga and her husband, Edward of Youngstown, and Helen Johns of Gilbert, Ariz.; a brother, John and his wife, Clara of Austintown; a sister-in-law, Katina Chengelis of Niles; five grandchildren, Jason and Clayton Faras, and Julian, Lanny and Perry Markasky; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and her husband, Sophie was preceded in death by her brother, Philip.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, where a Trisagion Prayer Service will be at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Hospice House for the kindness and care which was given to Sophie.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the church or to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
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Atty. Harry Frederick
CANFIELD Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Canfield Christian Church for Atty. Harry Frederick, who died early Sunday morning at Clarebridge in Austintown.
He was born May 5, 1926 in Youngstown, a son of Laston and Harriet Barnes Frederick.
He graduated in 1944 from Woodrow Wilson High School and, upon graduation enlisted in the U.S. Navy where, at 17 years of age, he was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Center and then to the Pacific, where he was assigned to a Torpedo Boat (PT 241) in Squadrons 23 and 16. He underwent search and destroy missions in the Solomons, Philippines and Borneo.
He was awarded 3 battle stars for outstanding service. He also served in the Korean War. He was active and generously supportive of PT Boats Inc., and their annual reunions. He also actively participated with the Canfield American Legion, where he served as Vice-Commander for several years and he took great pride in marching with the Color Guard in both the Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades. He was instrumental in securing approval for the Canfield War Vets Museum and believed it was truly an asset to Canfield.
Following termination of WWII, he attended Ohio Northern University where he took his undergraduate studies and then attended law school. He received his law degree and passed the Bar in 1951. He started his practice as an insurance adjuster in Cleveland and was called back into the service as an inactive reservist assigned to the destroyer escort docked primarily at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Following inactive service, he resumed employment with the insurance company until 1953, when he chose to hang his shingle out for private practice in Youngstown.
In 1966, the partnership of Brennan, Frederick, Vouros & Black was established and he was a partner in that firm until his retirement in 2001.
During his years of service to the practice of law, he felt his greatest service to be with his case known as Lottie Ann Leonhart v. Apple Creek Institute and the State of Ohio which was a case involving mistreatment of a mentally handicapped person in a state care facility. It was heard by Judge Thomas Lambros in the Eastern Division Federal Court and resulted in sweeping changes in regulations regarding mental health care facilities.
Throughout his practice of law, he was very active with the Mahoning County Bar Association, where he was the first person to chair the Inquiry Committee and did so for 27 years. He was honored in 2001 for 50 years of service to the Mahoning County and Ohio State Bar Associations.
In addition to his service to the Bar Association, he was on the original Canfield Charter Commission and served through 1988. He also served as president of the Canfield Kiwanis Club and was actively involved as an organizer of the Canfield Swim Club, where he enjoyed many years of competitive tennis.
He was a member of the Canfield Christian Church, where he served as an elder for over 40 years.
Atty. Frederick was preceded in death by the love of his life, Ellen Veronese Frederick in 2002; his son, H. Darren in 2004; and by his two brothers, Laston and George Frederick.
He is survived by two daughters, Karyn L. Frederick and Anne Frederick Crawford; a son-in-law, Scott Crawford; a grandson, Scott Frederick Crawford; a sister, Ann Pond; and his extended family, Maureen, Locke, Anthony, Rachel and Lauren Kepley.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canfield War Vets Museum, 23 W. Main St., Canfield, OH 44406, or the Canfield Christian Church, 123 Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406, or to PT Boats Inc., P.O. Box 38070, Memphis, TN 38183-0070.
John E. McAtee, 63
BOARDMAN Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church for John E. McAtee, 63, who passed away Sunday evening at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
Mr. McAtee was born Jan. 6, 1945 in Youngstown, a son of Charles and Kathleen Scully McAtee.
He was a 1962 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. He owned and operated Beechwood Cleaning Service, retiring in 2007.
John was a member of the church, its Mens Brotherhood and the church council. He was also a member of the Boardman Rotary and the Boardman Toastmasters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving him is his wife, the former Arlene Meese, whom he married Aug. 6, 1966; two sons, Sean (Kim) McAtee of East Aurora, N.Y. and Glenn (Tracey) McAtee of Toney, Ala.; three grandchildren, Ethan, Sarah and Matthew; five sisters, Mary Catherine McAtee (Bill) Hagen of Hartford, Conn., Peggy McAtee (K.J.) Shanahan of Grapevine, Texas, Judy (Chip) Smith of Salem, Charlene (Jack) Hay of Poland, and Kathy McAtee (Hans) Turner of Coppell, Texas; four brothers, Bob (Trina) McAtee of Manitou Springs, Colo., Bill McAtee of Bellingham, Wash., Jerry (Colleen) McAtee of Boardman, and Charlie (Tamara) McAtee of Round Hill, Va.; and his mother-in-law, Rebenna Meese of Boardman.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the church memorial fund at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.
Dan Mileusnich, 77
POLAND Dan Mileusnich, 77, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
Dan was born Nov. 10, 1930 in Yugoslavia, a son of Nikola and Maria Mileusnich, and came to the United States in 1950.
He worked for Youngstown Sheet and Tube/LTV Steel for 35 years before his retirement in 1985.
He leaves his wife, the former Vera Brkich, whom he married Sept. 12, 1954; two daughters, Nadine (William) Powell of Poland and Yvonne (Kurt) Dickmann of Greenwich, Conn.; one granddaughter, Alena Nicole Dickmann of Greenwich; one brother, Mike Mileusnich of Chicago; and one sister, Milka Riasich of Ontario.
He was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.
Private funeral services were held this morning at the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church.
Interment followed at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland.
Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundations, Inc. at www.parkinson.org
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Philip P. Pekarcik, 79
AUSTINTOWN Philip P. Pekarcik, 79, passed away on Sunday at ClareBridge in Austintown after a courageous, dignified battle against Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease.
He was born Feb. 25, 1929 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Ann (Martinko) Pekarcik.
He attended St. Brendans parochial school and played on the football team. Philip, a 1947 graduate of Ursuline High School, was a member of the golf team.
As a young adult he belonged to St. Brendans Parish, was an usher and a member of the Foresters, St. Brendans Mens Club.
Philip served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. His tour of duty was spent in Europe. He was employed at WCI Steel in Warren as a chem lab technician for 41 years.
In the 1960s, Phil tore up the bowling alleys, rolling with the Mahoning Valleys top team, taking three league titles for the valley. Phil took individual highs in the All Star and Southway Tournaments.
Phils other passions included golf, gardening and the horse races at Mountaineer.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown. He belonged to the Disabled American Veterans Commanders Club, the Warren Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a heart of gold.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Marianne Elaine Troxil, whom he married June 25, 1955; his daughters, Michelle Gearhart of Austintown, Doreen Miner and his son-in-law, Ed Miner of Austintown; his grandchildren, Kristie and Geoffrey Gearhart, and Melinda and Marissa Miner; his sister, JoAnn Best of Youngstown; and his brother, Joseph Pekarcik of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff, RAs and the nurses from ClareBridge and Southern Care Hospice for all their loving tender care.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, preceded by a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
The family requests that contributions be made to Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Austintown, OH 44515.
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Tyree Marquis Saunders-Fabek, infant
BOARDMAN Graveside services for Tyree Marquis Saunders-Fabek, infant, will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery.
Tyree Saunders-Fabek was born and passed away on the 8th of August, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
He is survived by his father, Fred Saunders; mother, Christine Saunders-Fabek of Boardman; his twin brother, Mikel; older brother, Tyler; and his grandparents, Robert Fabek of Poland, Terri Fabek of Canfield, Fred Eugene Saunders of Liberty, and Karen Saunders of Roselle, N.J.
Memorial messages may be sent to family at Saunders Family, 7025 Paxton Road, Boardman, OH 44512.
Professional services handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
"A Little Time On Earth He Spent Till God For Him, His Angel Sent."
Doris Jean Stewart, 80
NORTH LIMA Doris Jean Stewart, 80, formerly of East Friend Street in Columbiana, died Monday, Aug. 11, at the Assumption Village Center after struggling valiantly with heart complications.
We have lost a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a heart of gold who was more to us than wealth untold. We have lost, but God gained one of the best mothers in the world. Her heart and faith were the truest in all the world.
She was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Lisbon, a daughter of William and Helen Cox Hart and had lived in Columbiana since 1952, coming from East Fairfield. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1947. Doris loved to read and very much enjoyed her past three years at the Marian Living Center, where she had many good friends. She enjoyed following the travels and sports of her grandchildren.
Her husband of 60 years, Robert Ray Stewart, whom she married June 29, 1947, preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2008. Doris and her late husband, Bob, spent one week each summer traveling in their pickup with their 1924 Model T Ford on the trailer behind to distant parts of the states for week long tours planned by the Youngstown Model T Club. She loved traveling and learning about new places and loved to share their adventures and pictures. Every Labor Day weekend was spent enjoying the Ohio Model Jamboree held in different areas of Ohio. For local trips they enjoyed traveling in their 1931 Model A Ford. She and Bob also were active members of the Beaver Canal Association.
She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Washingtonville.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Ray) Crittenden of Cornelius, N.C., Linda Stewart of Youngstown and Mona (William) Barger of Canfield; a son, Robert Allen (Juanita) Stewart of Leetonia; a brother, Richard (Sandra) Hart of Perry, Ga.; a sister, JoAnn (Virgil) Kornbau of Columbiana; eight grandchildren, Christy (Jeff) Mocny of Raleigh, N.C., Amy Crittenden of Boston, Mass., Justin Barger of Canfield, Cara Crittenden of Cuyahoga Falls, Chris (Brooke) Stewart of North Lima, Melissa (Kevin) Guthrie of Struthers, Barry (Rose) Stewart of Columbiana, and William Barger of Canfield; and four great-grandchildren, Ezra, Gwenna, Bradley and William Stewart.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Hart; and a granddaughter, Tanya Bishop.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at the Columbiana Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
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NILES Gerald Zona was born on March 21, 1937 in New Castle, Pa., a son of Louis A. and Katherine R. Rozzi Zona Sr.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna J. Zona, whom he married on Sept. 10, 1960; an infant son, Gerald; a sister, Clara Zona Calabrese; and an infant sister, Mary Katherine Zona.
He leaves his sister, Tina (Albert) Rich of New Castle; his brother, Dr. Louis A. (Patricia) Zona Jr. of New Castle; a brother-in-law, Michael Calabrese; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his caregiver, Rose Marino and an extended family that includes Lori Myler, Edie Davidson, Michele Aluisia and Romaine Ruffley.
Mr. Zona was a 1956 graduate of New Castle High School. He served in the Armys graphic design department at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. He was a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and held a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, he studied at Youngstown State University and Wagner College. He was employed as a graphic designer by Artcraft in Warren before entering the teaching profession.
Gerald Zona was best known for his career as an art educator. Mr. Zona possessed a passion for life and for the arts, which he shared with many. He began his teaching career when the Lawrence County Vocational Technical Center opened in 1967 where he established the commercial art program. He also pioneered computer technology in graphic design in the region. During his tenure as a teacher at Vo-Tech, he earned the prestige of receiving Outstanding Teacher of the Year twice, once in the beginning of his career and once again at the end of his career as Walmart teacher of the year. Many of his former students have continued in the field of art as teachers and designers. After 37 years of inspiring students, he retired in 2004.
Mr. Zona also taught graphic design, calligraphy, air brush and pastel classes at Youngstown State University. He has taught numerous adult art education classes at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Hoyt Institute, Choffin Career and Technical Center and Boardman High School. Mr. Zona also taught many private students in the area. He served as a juror for many art exhibits and competitions and presented many lectures and demonstrations. He organized a local Pastel Society, teaching numerous artist and art educators in the area. During his career, he continued to be a free lance artist for many projects throughout the Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
Calling hours will be held at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 941 South Mill St. in New Castle, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends request that material tributes be directed to the Gerald Zona Scholarship Fund for education classes at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502.
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