Ann Danylchak, 83
CAMPBELL Ann Danylchak, 83, of Neoka Drive, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, June 24, 2008, at her daughters home in White Post, Va.
Ann was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Ukraine, a daughter of the late Dmytro and Tacyanna Kostunik, and came to the United States and Campbell in 1949.
She was a member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, its St. Anne Guild, and a volunteer for the parish pyrohy project.
Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She leaves three daughters, Ann Marie (Andrew) Profanchik of Boardman, Kathy (Michael) Kratofil of White Post, and Patty (Joseph) Ramunno of Canton; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband, John Danylchak, whom she married July 15, 1945, died Aug. 29, 2002. A brother, Wasyl Kostunycz; and a stepsister, Monica Kostunycz, are also deceased.
Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown, where a panichida will be held at 10:45 a.m.
Funeral services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church on Robinson Road in Campbell.
Interment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery.
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Jeanette Dillard, 61
YOUNGSTOWN Services will be Monday at noon at the Calvary Ministries Int., for Mrs. Jeanette Dillard, 61, who entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Hospice House.
Mrs. Dillard was born July 31, 1946 in Soperton, Ga., the daughter of Clarence Freeman and Estella Sapp, coming to this area as a child.
She was a 1964 graduate of The Rayen School.
An entrepreneur, she was theowner/operator of Dillards Drapery, specializing in drapery making, and other seamstress work.
She was a member of the Calvary Ministries Int., its usher ministry, Sunday school teacher for the womens class and planning committee.
She was also a presiding judge for the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
Jeanette enjoyed bowling, golfing, interior decorating and had a passion for art.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her loving husband, Hugh, whom she married May 18, 1973; three children, Tierney Woodruff of Youngstown, Marcus H. Dillard of Atlanta, and Stuart Keith Dillard of Columbus; three sisters, Lucille Winlock of Youngstown, Rosa Barron of Columbus, and Essie Sapp of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Her parents, and four sisters, Estelle, Bernice, Bernadine, and Patricia all preceded her in death.
Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
Shirley J. Guzaski, 58
BOARDMAN There will be funeral services on Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman for Shirley J. Guzaski, 58, who died Wednesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman Campus.
She was born Dec. 24, 1949 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Charles D. and June Louise Copeland Snyder Jr.
She was a 1968 graduate of Boardman High School and was a operator with Infocision in Austintown, and had previously worked at Rondinelli Cleaners.
She was a member of the New Springfield V.F.W.
Shirley is survived by her fiance, Robert Crish of Boardman; a son, Shaun R. (Mary) Guzaski of Campbell; a daughter, Kimberlea A. Guzaski of Youngstown; a brother, Charles D. (Terri) Snyder of Warren; a sister, Barbara (Jack) Hudson of Boardman; two grandchildren, John R. Guzaski and Kaylee Guzaski.
Besides her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her former husband, John R. Guzaski.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home.
Margaret Jolanda Hubbard, 87
HUBBARD Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 3 p.m. at 3965 Knapp Ave. in Hubbard, for Mrs Margaret Jolanda Hubbard, 87, who departed this life Saturday, Jun 21, 2008 at her home.
Mrs. Hubbard was born June 28, 1920 in Youngstown, the daughter of James and Mattie Jones.
She had worked with the Trumbull County Board of Elections as a poll worker for many years, and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Neighborhood Organization.
Her husband, George L. Sr., whom she married in 1938, passed away April 15, 1982.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Rudolph Hubbard of Florida; a brother, Robert Stewart of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, other family and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, George Hubbard Jr.; a sister, Inez Davis; and two brothers, Willie and Johnnie Jones.
Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
Betty J. Knoedler, 83
SALEM Betty J. Knoedler, 83, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008 at her daughters home.
She was born Jan. 10, 1925 in Detroit, daughter of Martha and Edward Alexander.
Betty was a member of the Damascus United Methodist Church, life member of the Elks Auxiliary, and a graduate of the 1942 class of Salem High School.
She had previously worked as a secretary for the Austintown Tool & Die and the former Mullins Manufacturing in Salem.
Preceding Betty in death were her parents; a sister, Evelyn Alexander Herman; a brother, Raymond Alexander; 18 month old brother, Melvin Alexander; and her husband, Robert, whom she married Nov. 10, 1967.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Buckman of Salem and Deborah Heal of Wexford, Pa.; son, Jeffrey Dowd of Silver Lake; stepson, David Knoedler of St. Augustine, Fla.; brother, Chuck Alexander of Arizonia; sister, Martha McLaughlin of Salem; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and her companion, Robert E. Bryant.
A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Amey officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 307, Damascus, OH 44619 and the Salem Alumni Association, 328 East State St., Salem, OH 44460.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that contributions be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512
Ronald Lee Kollar, 65
YOUNGSTOWN Private services were held Thursday at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens for Robert Lee Kollar, 65, who died Monday, June 23 at Hospice House.
Robert was born May 2, 1943 in Youngstown, the son of Stephen and Helen Dulick Kollar.
He was an Army veteran, serving from 1977 to 1995.
Ronald had worked at the U.S. Steel Corp. for 20 years in the Ohio works blast furnace, and for 13 years doing Lithography.
He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Ronalds hobbies were yard work and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Julene Riley Kollar, whom he married May 8, 1965; daughters, Debbie Lopez of Campbell and Michelle Kollar of Youngstown; grandchildren, Sabrina Kollar and Nick Lopez; and brother-in-law, Fred Riley.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Schiavone Funeral Home.
Michael McMillan, 49
BOARDMAN Michael McMillan, 49, died June 13, 2008.
He was born Oct. 10, 1958 in Youngstown, son of the late Daniel S. and Hazel Rose Fergusion McMillan.
He worked for Good Will in the Maintenance Department.
Surviving are his brothers, Daniel, Jr., Bruce and Dennis McMillan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel S. McMillan Sr. and Hazel McMillan; brothers, James and Charles McMillan; and sisters, Alice Kellner, Carol Stevens, Judy McMillan, Nancy McMillan and Terri Kidd.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Kirila Funeral Home Inc. in Struthers.
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Jerry C. Nepple, 71
STRUTHERS Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Poland Chapel for Jerry C. Nepple, 71, who passed away Wednesday morning at his home.
Jerry was born Aug. 3, 1936 in Vandergrift, Pa., the son of Clarence H. and Florence J. Williams Nepple.
Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Vandergrift High School. He played trumpet with Radcliff Orchestra and was a member of the Vandergrift Thunders, where he played the bugle. He served as Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army Reserves in Fort Sill, Okla. from 1961 to 1962.
Jerry was employed by United Foundries Inc. in Vandergrift for 27 years. He then worked 4 years at the Corporate Office in Pittsburgh, and transferred to Cresent Street in Youngstown in 1987. He later retired after 13 years as plant manager in 2003.
Jerry was Past Master of Kiskiminetas Lodge No. 617 F+AM in Vandergrift. He was actively involved with scouting and was a former Troop Committee Chairman of Troop 541 St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Vandergrift. Jerry was also an active member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Vandergrift, serving on Church Council and working with the Youth Group. He is now a member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Boardman.
Jerry leaves his wife, Marilyn (Veitch) Nepple, whom he married Jan. 28, 1956; two daughters, Laurie (Frank) Rossi of Largo, Fla. and Jane (Frank) Zambotti of Murrysville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Philip Mazero of Pittsburgh, Chad Mazero of Santa Monica, Calif., Alicia Rossi of Largo, and Marie and Sara Zambotti of Murrysville, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Smeltzer of Houston, and Bernice Rossi of Vandergrift; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eva Jean Lemmon; and a stepgranddaughter, Danelle Rossi of King of Prussia, Pa.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of donation to Vandergrift Historical Society, 184 Sherman Ave., Vandergrift, PA or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Primpie K. Pettway, 85
YOUNGSTOWN Primpie K. Pettway, 85, passed away Saturday June 21 at St Elizabeth Medical Center of natural causes.
Mrs. Pettway was born May 8, 1923 in Alberta, Ala., the daughter of Rosie Lee Hackett.
She was a housewife and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she was on the usher board and senior choir.
She married Thomas Pettway on Dec. 14, 1946, who died in April of 1970.
She leaves to mourn four sons, Ruben Hackett and William Hackett both of Selma, Ala., Jell Pettway of Tampa, Fla., and Walter (Helen) Pettway of Youngstown; six daughters, Ann Wallace of Montgomery, Ala., Mary Pettway, Bernice Winphrie, Elizabeth Mauzy, Deborah (Douglas) McLaughlin, and Diane Pettway all of Youngstown; two brothers, William Hackett of Mobile, Ala. and Alfonso Hackett of Youngstown; one sister, Bernice McMillian of Selma; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Booker T. Pettway.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Calling hours are one hour prior to service (10 to 11 a.m.).
Burial at the Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at the family home at 1104 Shehy St. in Youngstown.
Services of comfort were entrusted to the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
Helen L. Rice, 85
NEW MIDDLETOWN Helen L. Rice, 85, passed away at her residence on Thursday morning.
Helen was born on Jan. 5, 1923 in Barberton, a daughter of Rev. Charles A. and Margaret U. Kniecht Lang.
She worked at Youngstown State University in the admission office for 29 years.
Helen married Alvin H. Rice on Sept. 15, 1946 and he passed away on March 22, 1998.
She leaves behind two sons, Richard (Shirley) Rice of Midland, Pa. and Randal (Jan) Rice of New Middletown; one daughter, Renee Rice of New Middletown, with whom Helen made her home with; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Alvin Victor Lang.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown.
There will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.