Gilbert Frank 'CHOO-CHO' Gaal 1947-2015
James A. Russell 1945-2013
Robert Gaffney 1945-2013
GILBERT FRANK 'CHOO-CHO' GAAL
YOUNGSTOWN – A celebration of life will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home, with Deacon Sam DiFrancesco officiating, for Gilbert Frank “Choo-Cho” Gaal, 67, who passed away early Thursday morning. Gilbert was born Jan. 31, 1947, in Youngstown, a son of the late Geza and Irene Szalma Gaal.
He worked as a pipefitter for GE, retiring after 35 years. Choo-Cho, a Lionel train collector, was passionate about cars. He was the proud owner of a 1947 Dodge Coupe and enjoyed building cars. He was a member for 35 years of the Youngstown Rod and Custom Car Club, and would help the car club collect money for Akron Children’s Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, the former Darlene Radovich, whom he married Aug. 8, 1970; his son, Joseph (Jennifer) Gaal of Boardman; three grandchildren, Macenzee, Eric, and Danica Gaal; his mother-in-law, Margaret Radovich; his sister-in-law, JoAnn (Dan) Coyne; his niece, Rebecca (Richard) Clinton; and his best friend, Ron (Lenore) Freedy, all of Boardman.The Gaal family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home, where they will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and also one hour prior to the service, at 11 a.m., on Monday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley, ATTN: Foundation, 6505 Market St., Building C, Boardman, OH 44512.
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JAMES A. RUSSELL
AUSTINTOWN – James A. Russell, 68, passed away Saturday morning, May 11, 2013, at his home following a lengthy illness.Jim was born May 1, 1945, in Warren, the son of the late Albert A. and Virginia Robinson Russell, and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and worked as a welder for Garland Welding in Youngstown for 10 years, and as a welder for 15 years for Truscon Steel, also in Youngstown. Jim was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of VFW Post No. 9054 in North Jackson, and he loved old cars. He leaves his sister, Sandra (Ken) McBride of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Adam Fuselman of Columbus; his beloved friend and companion, Susan Kifer of Girard; four nephews, Mark, Tod, Jeff, and Ken Jr.; and his cat, Smokie. His wife, Elizabeth Ann Hemphill Russell, whom he married Dec. 8, 1981, passed away Aug. 2, 2006.Per Mr. Russell’s request, there are no services or calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
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ROBERT H. GAFFNEY
YOUNGSTOWN – Robert H. Gaffney, 67, died Thursday at his residence.Bob was born Aug. 12, 1945, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Anna McIntee Gaffney.He was raised in Struthers and was a 1963 graduate of Struthers High School. After graduation he served in the National Guard.Bob had worked for McIntee Motors and Marucci and Gaffney Excavating. He retired as a truck driver in 2008 from Roth Brothers. He was a member of Teamsters Local 377.
Bob was a well known car enthusiast. He collected cars and enjoyed going to all the car shows. He also enjoyed attending Quaker City Race Way events and time with family and friends.He is survived by two sons, David (Melanie) Gaffney of Canfield and Sean Gaffney of Boardman; two brothers, Jack (Rose) Gaffney of Youngstown and Bill (Barbara) Gaffney of Poland; three grandchildren, Mia, Ava, and Quinn Gaffney; two nephews, Billy and John Gaffney; two nieces, Jen Gaffney and Anna Marie Jonda; and his dear friends, his cousins, the Tom McIntee Family.Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Ed Gaffney.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers with Fr. Bernard Gaeta officiating.Interment will follow at the St. John Cemetery in Lowellville.Friends will be received Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers, where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2013/jan/13/robert-h-gaffne/#sthash.SqrS3sIy.mVZ3D6B6.dpuf
PHILLIP T. KAPSULIS 1943-2014
DAVID P. 'PAPA C' CAMPOLITO
JAMES 'JIM' FRANCIS YANNESSE JR 1945-2015
PHILLIP T. KAPSULIS
CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Constantine Valentasis officiating for Phillip T. Kapsulis, 71, who passed away Tuesday evening at Hospice House.Phillip was born May 1, 1943, in Youngstown, the son of Themelis and Eudoxia Cambouris Kapsulis.He was a 1962 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School. Later, he graduated from New Castle School of Trades and became a welder.Phillip worked at the Campbell Water Works, managed City Limits and owned and operated many businesses in the area.He was a member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church.
Phillip enjoyed and participated in many car shows throughout the area. He was known for building cars, especially a 1957 Chevy, a 1950 Ford, a 1953 Chevy and a 1932 Coupe.He leaves to cherish his memories, his daughters, Evelyn (Emmanuil) Klimis of Coitsville and Despina (Emanuel) Koullias of Campbell; his seven grandchildren, George, Phillip, Artemis, Tommy, Yianni, Nikita and Maria; his brother, George (Dulcie) Kapsulis of Youngstown; his sisters, Nancy (Taso) Efthimiou of Campbell and Jo-Ann (Nick) Triantafillou of Coitsville; many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and long-time companion, Janice Rosan of Campbell.Phillip was preceded in death by his parents.
Phillip’s family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and again Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
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DAVID P. 'PAPA C' CAMPOLITO
CANFIELD – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Church in Canfield with the Rev. Terrence Hazel celebrating the Mass for David P. Campolito, 74, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30, with his loving family by his side.David was born July 7, 1937, in Youngstown, the loving son of Peter and Bambina “Babe” (DeVincent) Campolito.He was a 1955 graduate of South High School and attended the Salem Trade School. David was employed with the Danieli-Wean Engineering Department for 36 years, where he retired in 2000.
David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and true friend to so many. He was so passionate about his 10 grandchildren. He and Nana would not miss any of their sporting events or activities. He shared a special bond with his grandson, David, who has autism. David loved restoring cars, drag racing and attending car shows, where he proudly displayed his 1956 “lil” black vette which he had owned and cherished for 46 years.
David was a member of St. Michael Church and its Men’s Club. He was a member of the Mahoning Valley Corvette Club.David will always be remembered by the love of his life, the former Charlotte Teno, whom he married May 3, 1958 and shared 53 beautiful years of marriage always at each other’s side; his four children, David (Debbie) Campolito of Salem, Debbie (Donald) Allison of Canfield, Dino Campolito of Canfield and Jana (Mark) Joseph also of Canfield; 10 grandchildren, Eric and Cade Campolito, Donnie, David and Dino Allison, Dina, Laura and Danny Campolito, and Marco and Maria Joseph; two sisters, Jenny Angeloff of Boardman and Lee McHugh of Canfield; godchildren, Patty Tomich-Daley, Mark McHugh and Michael Burich; and many loving nieces and nephews.David was preceded in death by his parents.Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 2, 2011, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and to send condolences to David’s family.- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2011/dec/02/david-p-papa-c-campolit/#sthash.aK7d9oeX.9B7cxwii.dpuf
JAMES 'JIM' FRANCIS YANNESSE JR
BAZETTA TOWNSHIP - James “Jim” Francis Yannesse Jr., formerly of Sharon, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at 6:07 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Warren. He was 69.Jim was born Oct. 31, 1945, in Sharon, the son of James Sr. and Lottie Gladysz Yannesse.He was raised in Sharon, Pa., and was a member of Sharon High School’s graduating class of 1963.A self employed business owner, he owned and operated Jim’s Brushless Car Wash in Boardman.He was a car enthusiast who loved old hot rods and anything to do with cars. He also enjoyed a good round of golf.Surviving are his father, James Yannesse Sr. of Sharon; his best friend and companion of 20 years, Terri L. Grant, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Lisa L. Sowers and husband Michael of Champion; a brother, Richard Yannesse and wife Doris of Hermitage, Pa.; a granddaughter, Kayla M. Sowers, of Champion; and a nephew, Steven Yannesse of Edinburg, Pa.He was preceded in death by his mother.There will be no calling hours or services at this time. A private graveside service and internment of Jim’s ashes will take place at a later date.Visit www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com to offer condolences.Cremation services have been entrusted to the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2015/jan/30/james-jim-francis-yannesse-j/#sthash.mBEllWUb.dpuf
DR. ANGELO F. PETROLLA 1951-2013
Edward C. Day 1940-2015
James Michael Bonfert 1940-2016
DR. ANGELO F. PETROLLA
POLAND – A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in New Middletown for Dr. Angelo F. Petrolla, 61, who died Sunday morning at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief battle with cancer.Angelo was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Youngstown, the son of Fred and Lola (Deramo) Petrolla.He graduated from Poland Seminary High School in 1969 and attended Youngstown State University, where he was a member of the golf team. He earned his doctorate in Podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He and his beloved wife, Dr. Heather Petrolla shared a practice in this area for over 37 years.He was a member of the Boardman United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Rotary Club of Canfield.Angelo had a lifelong love of Christmas and was known for his Christmas decorating. Each year he would adorn his home with over 40,000 Christmas lights. He also shared his collection with the community, where items from his collection were displayed at the annual Memories of Christmas Past exhibit at the Arms Family Museum. He was also a member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past Collectors Organization.Angelo was also known as a Corvette enthusiast and won national awards for the work he had done, winning the prestigious Bloomington Gold Award. He was a regular at local car shows.Angelo was the President of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association and was currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer and was the current Delegate. Angelo was known for his humorous, light hearted and kind personality and his love for The Ohio State Buckeyes football team.He is survived by his beloved wife, the former Heather Davis, whom he married March 24, 1973; his father, Fred Petrolla of New Middletown; a daughter, Dr. Amber (Dr. Ahmed) El-Halaby; a son Dr. Justin (Dr. Diana Baca) Petrolla of Pittsburgh; a sister, Pattie (Tom) Welsh of New Middletown; a brother, Joseph M. (Christine) Petrolla of Poland; and three grandchildren, Lola, Luca and Lara.He was preceded in death by his mother, Lola Petrolla.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to view this tribute and send condolences.- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2013/oct/01/dr-angelo-f-petroll/#sthash.boAYhdUC.0yegyWT3.dpuf
Lisbon - Edward C. Day, 74, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, March 15, 2015.
A son of the late Elmer S. and Pearl I. (Gunther) Day, Ed was born March 26, 1940 in Salem.
He had held a number of positions having worked as a truck driver, police officer, former owner of Pondi’s, and as the superintendent of the Lisbon street department. Ed was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a former member of St. Jacob United Church of Christ. He loved and owned many classic cars over the years. He enjoyed attending car cruises and being with the many cherished friends he made there. Survivors include his Loving companion Deborah Long of Lisbon, his daughter Durane (Scott) Duncan of Canton, granddaughter Emily (TJ) Schramm of Pittsburgh; sister Dory Caldwell and brother Dr. Elmer S.(Julie) Day, Jr., both of Salem
There will be a funeral service at noon Wednesday at the Weber Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Jones officiating. Burial will be at St. Jacob Church Cemetery. Calling hours are 10:00 am until the time of the service.
View this obituary and leave condolences at www.weberfh.com.
James Michael Bonfert
SALEM - James Michael Bonfert, 75, of Salem died Friday morning at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born on May 15, 1940 in Salem, the son of the late Gustave Adolf and Mildred Jane (Moore) Bonfert.
He was a lifelong resident of Salem, a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, vice chairman of the Salem Democrats, a Democratic precinct person, and a life time member of the Elks
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a 1959 graduate of Salem High School.
He was self-employed as a engineer and drafting specialist. He had also been a truck driver and two-way radio operator and dispatched for the Salem Police Department.
He was an avid Street Rodder and was instrumental in promoting and growing the Salem Super Cruise and helping to keep it here in Salem.
He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra L. "Judy" Gearin whom he married on May 30, 1987; his children, Janie (Andy) Hamlin of Medina and Jillian (Duan) Bingham of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; stepchildren Diana (Bud) Vegila, Brian (Becky Scott) Cramer, Leigh (Ed) Lyons and Scott (Kristi) Koffell, all of Salem; grandchildren, Megan Bonfert, Brendon Rich, Jessica Lyons, Jenna Lyons, Jordon Lyons, Blake Veglia, Brooke Veglia, Stetson (Lilly) Koffel and Stephanie Hibbert; great Kaycie and Keaton Good, Bryson Rogowski, Jayden and Damian Hibbert and Grayson Koffel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his sister, Rebecca Domencetti.
A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
The burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Salem.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
Please sign the guestbook at www.apgreenisenfh.com.
Nellis “Red” E. Thompson 1919-2013
Richard "Rick" N. Thompson 1943-2016
Richard “Dick” A. Nard, 1941-2016
Red was born on July 9, 1919, in Warren, the son of the late Roy and Edith (Ballinger) Thompson.He retired from Control Transformer, Division of Ajax Manufacturing, as Chief Engineer and formerly worked at Standard Transformer. He was a 1937 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and a member of Howland Community Church.Red served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and he was a member of Carroll F Clapp Masonic Lodge, and Valley of Youngstown Scottish Rite. He enjoyed antique automobiles, bowling, the Cleveland Indians and also was part owner with his son, Rick, of the Boardman A&W family restaurant.Memories of Red will be carried on by his son, Richard (Vicki) Thompson of Boardman; granddaughters, Stacey L. (Cameron) Pease of Middletown and Suzy (Rob) Maddock of Carrollton, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Makaly and Coryn Pease and Jacob and Tyler Maddock.He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Thompson) Thompson, whom he married Oct. 1, 1940, and who passed away on Jan. 26, 2005, and one brother.The family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home from 6 to 7:45 p.m., when the Carroll F. Clapp Lodge No. 655 will conduct the Masonic Service.Services will be held at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ash Welch officiating.Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.Arrangements are entrusted to the McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Ave. in Warren.Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.
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Rick was born October 5, 1943 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son of Nellis E. and Martha Irene (Thompson) Thompson. Rick was a 1961 graduate of Howland High School and attended Youngstown State University where he was the first Saxophone Major. He was also a member and president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.
Rick owned and operated the Boardman A&W Family Restaurant from 1972-2010. He supported the Hot Rod Nationals and organized multiple car club shows every Friday night from 1986-2010.
A veteran of the US Army, Rick served from 1967-1969 as a SP5. While serving in the Army he was a member of the 291st Army Band (Thirstquakers-off post) playing the alto and soprano saxophones as well as the clarinet, and percussion instruments.
Rick was a member of the Poland Lodge F&AM 766 and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Valley of Youngstown Scottish Rite, where he was an organist for the Masonic Temple. He was a member of the Aut Mori Grotto serving as "Saxey the Clown" and participated for many years in the former annual Aut Mori Grotto Circus held at the Struthers Field House. He was a member of the rock band "The Shadows" and three piece combo "Penny Arcade." Rick was an avid booster of the Boardman High School Band and Orchestra Association where he once served as Vice President.
Rick his survived by his wife, Vicki Lyn (Bettiker) Thompson, whom he married August 7, 1971; daughters, Stacey Lyn (Cameron ) Pease of Westchester, OH and their two children, Makaly and Coryn; Suzanne Lyn (Robert) Maddock of Yorktown, VA., and their three children, Jacob, Tyler and Hannah; and brother-in-law, John (Dottie) Bettiker of Champion, OH. Rick was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 PM and Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home. The Poland Lodge will conduct a service at 7:00 PM on Tuesday
The family requests any gifts take the form of contributions to the Richard N. Thompson Memorial Fund c/o Towne Bank, 1 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite 100, Newport News, VA 23602.
YOUNGSTOWN - Richard A. “Dick” Nard, 74, passed away Sunday morning, March 6, 2016.
He was born April 24, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Albert and Mary (Hribko) Nard.
Dick was a 1959 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He worked at Loblaw’s Foods, Chuck’s Auto Body, Ralph’s Sparkle, TriCounty Beverage, Mahoning Auto Automobile Appraisers, and General Motors in Lordstown, and retired in 1994. Dick was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown.
Dick had his own band “Dick Nard and the Imperials” in the 60s and 70s. He also played in the bank with Mike Roncone, Joe Fedorchak and Eddie Vallus. Dick was owner of Two’s Company DJ’s, along with his wife, Lori. They were the DJ’s at A&W Restaurant for 25 years for the Friday night car cruises. They were also the DJ’s for the Mahoning Valley Old Car Club, Tuesday Night Car Cruise at Chick-Fil-A in Boardman, and Austintown Senior Center. Dick was a member of the Youngstown Rod and Custom Club for many years. He enjoyed building street rods, going to car shows, golf, and customizing diecast cars.
Dick will be missed by the love of his life and best friend, Dolores “Lori” (Butchko) Nard, whom he married May 26, 1962; two daughters, Vicki (Mike) DiGregorio, and their children, Michelina and Vito DiGregorio, and Kimberly (Greg) Bowser of Bartlett, Tenn.; brother Bob (Jackie) Nard, and niece Shelly Nard of Las Vegas; nieces Carol (Mike) Masterpietro and Shirley (Bill) Lang of Florida; and nephew Michael (Debbie) Petrusovich, and niece Debbie Salada of Florida. Dick will be sadly missed by his wonderful and loving dog, Ginger.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by nephew, Bobby Nard.
As per Dick’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at a later date.
The family respectfully requests contributions be made in Dick’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Dick’s family.
Ronald Champe 1944-2014
Ronald Champe, 69, of Beaver, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Ron was born March 7, 1944, in Sewickley. He was the son of the late Frank D. and Flessie Champe. He was a member of House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Aliquippa. Ron was retired from Eat -N- Park Corporate Office. He was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed attending car shows with his 1965 Corvette. In addition to his love for cars, his true passion was his family whom he treasured spending time with. Many wonderful memories were made on family vacations to Myrtle Beach with his wife, children and grandchildren. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Zeigler) Champe, who he shared 49 fabulous years of marriage with (1-4-3); his devoted daughters, Kim (Jeff) Dengler and Michelle (Larry) Kiec, all of Center Twp. and three grandsons, who brought so much joy to their Pappy's life, Jarin Dengler, Austin Kiec and Hunter Kiec. Ron is also survived by his two brothers and a sister, Frank (Jean) Champe, Florida; Robert (Denise) Champe, Washington, PA and Patti Parrish, Florida. At Ron's request, there will be no public visitation. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Ron's life on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Aliquippa, with Pastor Michael Sourwine. The Champe family would like to extend their grateful appreciation to Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver for the loving care that was given to each of them especially to Ron. The family respectfully asks that no flowers are sent to the church. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Ron to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooketree Road, Wexford, PA 15090. The ANTHONY MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME INC., 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, 724-375-0496, assisted the family with the funeral arrangements
William P. Rowan
RONALD P. KOSARKO 1947-2016
Charles Jones 1948-2016
AUSTINTOWN - Prayers will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Ronald P. Kosarko, 69, who died Thursday at Hospice House, with his family at his side. Ronald was born Jan. 25, 1947, in Cleveland, the son of Albert and Rose (Badoski) Kosarko. Ronald was a member of St. Joseph Church. He was employed at GM and retired in 2006. Ronald had a special love for cars and restored old Camaros. He was a member of the NEOCC, a member of the Wanderers Car Club and frequently attended car cruises with his Camaros. He had a special bond with his children and adored his grandchildren. Ronald is survived by his wife, the former Helen M. Wodecki, whom he married April 15, 1972; his mother, Rose Kosarko of Cleveland; a daughter, Lori Kosarko of Pittsburgh; two sons, Mark (Nicole) Kosarko of Columbus and Matthew (Stephanie Kent) Kosarko of Cleveland; a sister, Beverly Kosarko of Cleveland; two brothers, Don Kosarko of Medina and Ken Kosarko of Cleveland; and eight grandchildren, Grady, Peyton, Luke, Simon, Fiona, Penny, Violet and Pearl. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Kosarko; and a beloved aunt, Ann Gallagher. Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences. See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/#sthash.HQNtsW4n.dpuf
DOUGLAS "JOHN" SHAPIRO age 67, beloved husband of Karen (nee Larson), father of Brian (Alison Hanby) and Andy, son of the late Mabel (Nee Tilton) and Murray Shapiro, brother of Albert-deceased (Gerrie), brother in law of Toby Larson, beloved nephew, cousin and friend of many. U. S. Army veteran and served with the 82nd Airborne in Germany as a Staff Sargeant. Passed away July 14, 2016. All services will be private for the family. Inurnment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Read more: https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&CFID=a599e28f-a4d8-4b62-a9c6-fd660fc6a087&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=3809048&fh_id=10639
Lowellville - Charles A. Jones, 67, died Monday following a tragic accident with his 1948 Willy’s Sedan delivery truck, affectionately known as “The Beast.” Charlie” was born Dec. 8, 1948, in North Beaver Township, Pa., a son of Evan and Hazel Hawes Jones. He was a 1967 graduate of Mohawk High School and attended Youngstown State University. He was a real estate agent for Cocca Real Estate Agency for many years. Charlie was a proud Vietnam veteran, where he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Charlie was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed the Monday Night Car Shows in Lowellville and weekly outings to Bogey’s Restaurant with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Kathy Frelick, whom he lovingly called “Ralph,” and married March 30, 1974; one brother, David (Cathy) Jones of Mt. Jackson, Pa.; one nephew, David (Kimberly) Jones II of Lowellville; the love of his life, great-nephew, Dakota; one brother-in-law, Paul J. Ritz; special friend, Bob Garrett; and many friends who where like family. He also leaves his favorite aunt, Edna Amm in Pontiac, Ill. and her children, Marian, Vivian, Roger, John, Brian, and their families. Besides his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by stepfather, Joseph Ray Jones; stepsister, Betty Ann Muncy; and sister-in-law, Ceil Hudran-Ritz. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St. in Poland. Friends and family will be received Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. The family requests donations be made in his memory to the donors favorite charity. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth Health Center ER and CVIC for their special care and the Lowellville Fire and Rescue Squad and neighbors who assisted. Also special thanks to friends who are considered family, Sonya, Chuck, Mark, Lydia, and Danis. Visit beckerobits.com to send condolences
Franklin J. Pounds Sr 1945-2016
Franklin J. Pounds Sr., 71 New Castle, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016. at his residence. He was born in New Castle on Jan. 11, 1945, to the late LeRoy and Gladys (Peak) Pounds. He was married to Suzzann B. (Presnar) Pounds, who died on Sept. 27, 2015. Mr. Pounds was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail handler, retiring after 37 years. He was a member of the Zion Baptist Church. . Pounds was a veteran of the Navy, serving in Vietnam on the USS GN. J.C. Breckinridge TAP 176 Troop Transport. He enjoyed collecting and restoring classic cars, hot rods and cruising. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the VFW and served as junior vice commander.
He is survived by four children, Franklin J. Pounds Jr. and his companion, Leslie McCenahan, Tracy L. Owens and Matthew J. Pounds and his companion, Cristine Smith, all of New Castle, and Leonard J. Pounds and his wife, Isabelle (Shick) Pounds, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; three brothers, Ralph Pounds of Ellwood City, and Paul Pounds and William Pounds, both of New Castle; three sisters, Beverly Uber of Grove City, Darlene Pounds of New Castle and Phyllis McConahey of Slippery Rock; and three grandchildren, Mariah Owens, Concetta Pounds and Matthew Pounds Jr.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Pounds. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave. Funeral services for Mr. Pounds will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Richard Stone of the St. John Maronite Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Baptist Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Walter Kishton Sr. 1944-2017
Walter W. Kishton Sr., 72, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, March 19, 2017, at his home in the arms of his beloved, Karen. Walter was born April 8, 1944, in Youngstown, a son of the late Donald and Ann Temnick Kishton, and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Kishton was a 1962 graduate of Chaney High School. After graduation, he started “The Shirt Wizard” business at Geneva-on-the-Lake, a business he owned and operated for over 50 years. As his business grew, he added locations in Austintown and in Boardman, and became a vendor at car shows and drag races. Since the 1970s, Walt was also a regular vendor at the Canfield Fair. He was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, and was a 32nd-degree Mason with the Wick Lodge, No. 481, F&AM, and was a former member of the Hillman Lodge. Walt leaves his son, Walter W. Jr. (Caroline) Kishton of Boardman; a brother, Donald (Janet) Kishton of Cleveland; and his “true love,” Karen Ross and her family, Robert (Jacqueline) Ross and their son and daughter, Isabella and Nikolas, and Tiffany (Dan) Boyle, and their son, Stephen. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where a Masonic service will take place at 4 p.m., and a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1025 North Belle Vista Avenue, Youngstown. Graveside services will follow at the parish cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made in Walt’s name to Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Janet Dunn 1934-2017
DALLAS - Janet (Stoudt) Dunn, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Oxford Glen Memory Care in Texas, surrounded by family. Although a lifelong resident of Youngstown, she had relocated to Texas in 2014, to be close to her grandchildren. Janet was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Salem, to Clifford Leroy and Nora Arlene Stoudt. She was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1951. Janet had a long and satisfying career in Payroll departments at many notable Youngstown businesses such as Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Brentwood Originals, and Thorofare Markets. After a 20 plus-year career at Tartan Textiles, the business would close and Janet retired at age 70. Janet always had a passion for automobiles. She became a member of The Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club in 1995, and acted as their secretary for many years. Organizing and participating in weekly car cruises, fundraisers, and parades was such a fulfilling and joyful time in her life. Janet’s favorite cars in her collection were the 1960 Ford Starliner and a 1964 AMC Rambler. Janet is survived by her children, Thomas Dunn of Youngstown, Susan Nicolaidis (Anthony) of Dallas, and Tamara (Dave) Steil of Grand Rapids, Mich; grandchildren Marta and Jude Nicolaidis of Dallas, and Rachael and Angela Steil of Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother George Stoudt; and sisters Betty Spack and Jane Sparling. Friends and family are invited to a memorial luncheon on Wednesday, June 28, at noon, at Michael Alberini’s Restaurant and Wine Shop located at 1140 Boardman-Poland Road in Youngstown. The family requests any material tributes take the form of donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Jerry Williams 1946-2017
AUSTINTOWN - Gerald T. “Jerry” Williams, 71, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, of natural causes.
Born Oct. 18, 1946, in Youngstown, Jerry was the son of John and Jeanne (Terrill) Williams.
He was a 1965 graduate of Boardman High School. He served in the Army National Guard and Reserves. He retired from General Motors in 2010, after over 40 years of service. He was a car enthusiast and was a member of the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) as well as the Good-Guys Car Association. Survivors include three sons, Ronald T. (Tracey) Williams, Kris (Carrie) Williams, and Justin Williams; two grandchildren, Kennedy and Maeghan Williams; and sisters Margaret “Peggy” Inglis, Karen Lenhart, and Debbie Gabrick.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald.
Friends will be received at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. Private services and burial will take place for the family.
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Thomas Bowers 1998-2017
NORTH JACKSON – Thomas W. “Tommy” Bowers, 19, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2017, following an automobile accident
Born July 15, 1998, in Youngstown, he was the son of William T. and Lee Ann (Jarrett) Bowers. Tommy was a 2017 graduate of Jackson Milton High School. He graduated from MCCTC as a certified diesel mechanic. He loved diesel trucks, rolling coal, smoking tires, and being with friends. Besides his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Thomas and Norma Jarrett and Sharon Bowers; aunts Laurie Bowers and Christine (Tony) Mari; as well as a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Bowers.Friends will be received at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where services will take place at 2p.m.
Tommy was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
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Gary Dew 1943-2017
Gary Robert Dew, 74, of Warren, passed away Tuesday morning, December 5, 2017, after a brief illness, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was the quintessential 20th century man. Strong and stoic, he put his muscle into cars and his backbone into supporting his family.
He was born March 29, 1943, in Warren, the son of the late Milton Thomas and Cora Marselle Sprague Dew.
Gary was a 1961 graduate of Howland High School. He served in the United States Army before working for General Motors in Lordstown, from which he retired.
In 1970 Gary married the former Kathleen Kim Danko. They had two boys; Gregory Milton Dew and Jeffrey James Dew. He spent the bulk of his life raising his sons and building cars, either at work or in his garage at his home in Howland.
Gary grew up in a world with the vestiges of horse drawn wagons still delivering bread, idyllic hunting trips with uncles and cousins, and returning veterans like his father rebuilding the world.
Besides his wife, Gary is survived by his sons, Greg (Elise) Dew, of Columbus and Jeff (fiancée Aimee Henneman), of Masury. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Kayla Rea, of Niles, Haddie Margaret Dew and Milton Gabriel Dew; and a great granddaughter, Adelaide Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Susan Rae Butcher.
Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday, December 8, 2017, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, with Pastor William Sprague officiating.
Friends may call from 11 - 1 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Gary's family requests that any of his friends owning a classic or antique car that would like to have it as part of the funeral procession to the cemetery, to please do so in his memory.
William Maine 1935-2016
BOARDMAN – A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m on. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Fox Funeral Home, for William E. Maine II, 80, who passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 9.
William was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of Dr. William E. and Sarah Canton Maine.
He was a Kiski Academy and Culver Military Academy graduate.
William was an engineer with the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad and then started his own auto body business, becoming known as the “Dent Man.”
William was an avid water and snow skier and won many trophies and medals while skiing at Cypress Gardens, Vail and Aspen. He was a Mason and a member of the Youngstown Ski Club.
He leaves to cherish his memory, two sisters, Dawna J. Cole of Binghamton, N.Y. and Charlotte E. (Don) Pirko of Charlotte, N.C.
Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by a brother, Darryl Maine.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home.
Family and friends may visitwww.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
Don D'Onofrio 1934-2016
LOWELLVILLE Donald E. D'Onofrio, 82, passed away Aug. 25, 2016, at Masternick Memorial Healthcare Center, surrounded by his family after a long bout with cancer.
"Don" was born June 29, 1934, in Lowellville, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Perotte) D'Onofrio.
He graduated from Lowellville High School in 1952. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in Lowellville, serving as an usher and was part of the group of men who gathered quarry stones for the building of the new church. He retired from Ohio Bell in 1994 and was a member of the CWA and Pioneers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Don was a past president of the Mt. Carmel Society and member of their bocce league, was a member of the American Legion Post No. 247, officer of the Lowellville Business Association and vice president of the Lowellville Senior Citizens. Don enjoyed time spent with the Lowellville Car Cruz on Mondays, working the registration table and visiting with his many friends.
His love of community extended to volunteering his time spent and his generosity of donations to various local groups and organizations. He published the Lowellville Monthly booklet for over 40 years. Don also loved playing poker and slot machines. One of his favorite sayings was "family first." Don will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Delores Polis; two children, Dalene Lawless (William Scranton) and Donald (Carrie) D'Onofrio; three grandchildren, Samantha Lawless (Zack Mazurek), Kyle (Amber) Allen and Justin (Chasity) Allen; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Amara, and Tucker; soon to be great-granddaughter, baby Lucy; sister Loretta D'Onofrio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, John, Patrick, Robert, William and Vincent; and two sisters, Ursula Moffet and Mary Fleming.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, with the Rev. John Jerek celebrating and Rev. Pat Ferraro co-celebrating the life of Donald.
Burial will take place at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Masternick Memorial and Southern Care Hospice for the kindness and loving support during this difficult time.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to the D'Onofrio family.
DJ Lee Martell 1951-2017
Allen "Lee" Martell, 66, of New Castle passed away December 25, 2017 at his home.
Born April 28, 1951 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he was the son of Robert W. and Bertha Tourtellotte Martell. He married the former Deborah Simpson on October 13, 1973.
He attended First Baptist Church.
Lee was a Staff Sgt. with the United States Marine Corp serving over 10 years active duty including two tours during the Vietnam War. A strong patriot he considered his service with the Marines an honor and privilege. Post military, he served as a Corrections Officer for Pennsylvania State Penitentiary in Pittsburgh. He later worked in car and HVAC sales.
His fondness for baseball started at an early age when he was a bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinal minor league team in St. Petersburg, FL. He enjoyed coaching his son’s little league baseball teams. In addition, he was a faithful Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan.
Lee loved classic cars and oldies music and enjoyed being the DJ at local car cruises. He was especially proud of being “DJ Lee” at the Monday night cruises in Lowellville and the friends he made there through the years.
Along with his wife of 44 years he is survived by two daughters, Shannon (Will) McLeod of Summerville, South Carolina, Erika (Ken) Stuart of New Castle; one son, Jason (Holly) Martell of Winter Garden, Florida; one brother, Albert B. Martell of St. Petersburg, Florida; three sisters, Jean (Bill) Evans of New Castle, PA, Joan (Ray) Fulcher of Wells, Maine, Mildred McCollam of St. Petersburg, Florida; four grandchildren, Gresham James McLeod, Jacob Nile Stuart, Aubrey Leigh Martell, and Brayden Conner Martell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant twin sister, Katherine Ann; brother-in-law, Phillip “Mac” McCollam, and niece, Patti McCollam.
Visitation will be on Sunday, December 31st from 3:00-5:00 pm, at R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will be at 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 31st at the funeral home with Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or First Baptist Church of New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered atwww.cunninghamfh.com
John Malcomson 1952-2016
John W. Malcomson, age 63, of Youngstown, passed away at his home with his loving wife and daughter at his side following a 9 month battle with cancer. Born October 16, 1952 in Niles, he was the son of Samuel and Charlotte (Davis) Malcomson. John was an antique car buff and enjoyed participating in car shows; he loved his '54 Chevy with which he won numerous awards, he also had a '23 T-bucket; he was also a "Trekkie"; he collected Star Trek memorabilia with which he decorated his Christmas tree. He was a fan of the Universal Monster movies and memorabilia; he attended the "Monster Bash" convention in Pennsylvania each year. He worked as a Commercial Driver for Allied Waste Services for 27 years. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Lovejoy; daughter Jennifer (Andy) Leiter; 2 grand-daughters: Emily Anne and Evelyn Joy who were the apple of his eye (they loved their PaPa); brothers, Jerry (Marjorie) and Timothy (Karen) and sisters, Paula (Willie) Haught and Lottie (Jeff) Garrison, all of Niles; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Melanie. Special thanks to Hospice of the Valley as well as the Cancer and Infusion Center at St. Elizabeth for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place; friends will be received at a celebration of John's life at the Lane Funeral Home.
Joe Phillips 1923-2016
Boardman - Joseph J. Phillips, 93, died early Tuesday morning, November 15, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Joseph, affectionately known by family and friends as "Joe," was born July 2, 1923 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Goldie Boros Phillips.
A lifelong area resident, Joe attended Scienceville High School. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 377 and was a cement truck driver for Boardman Supply, retiring in 1980.
He was a proud United States Army veteran, serving stateside during World War II. He was assigned to the Tank Destroyer Unit, which trained soldiers to use the half track vehicles.
A car enthusiast, Joe's passion and hobby was antique cars. He enjoyed taking his car collection to shows and parades, both locally and across the states over the years. Joe was a 50 year member of Hudson Essex Terraplane Western Reserve Chapter and a charter member of the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club.
His wife, the former Roberta McMaster, whom he married June 27, 1959, preceded him in death on November 24, 1981. He is survived by two children, Xandra Papa of Boardman and Roger (Eloise) Phillips of Vidor, TX; brother, Ernest Phillips of Florida; six grandchildren, Andrea (Brian) Stamp of Boardman, Jeff (Lysa) Papa of Cross River, NY, Eric (Danielle) Papa of Boardman, Brittany Phillips of Vidor, Tiffany (Joe) Magee of Vidor, and Kristi Kessler of Victoria, TX; and 10 great grandchildren, Zachary, Bekah, Anthony, Mykel, Sophya, Julian, Hayden, Paxton, Jayden, and Kayden.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Anthony "Tony" Papa.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market Street, Boardman. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 10-11:45 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Joe's name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512.
The family would like to thank Joe's family physician, Dr. Robert Spratt, for the years of wonderful care he gave to Joe.
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Don Kyle 1941-2016
Donnie Clifford Kyle, age 75, of Paris Twp, OH, passed away into eternal rest while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, OH. He was born on Feb. 13, 1941 in Clarksburg, WV the son of the late Harold Kyle and Jessie (Smith) Kyle. Donnie married the love of his life, Virginia Ann Leyden on March 9, 1963 , and they have enjoyed 53 years of marriage together. They have lived in Paris Twp since 1981, formerly of Stow, OH. He worked at Daimler- Chrysler for 41 years retiring on Nov. 30, 2005, and was a member of the UAW #112. He loved spoiling his grandchildren, the outdoors, mowing, gardening, fishing, and he was an avid classic car enthusiast. The grandchildren will always remember fishing with him in his pond. Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister: Martha Garrett and 1 brother: James Kyle.
He is survived by: his wife: Virginia A. Kyle of Paris Twp, OH, 2 daughters: Angela & Jeffrey Stone of Stow, OH, Andrea Rhine and her companion: Chris Kainrad of Diamond, OH, 4 grandchildren: Shea Stone , Kylee Stone, Kenzee Stone, and McKala Smith.
Per the wishes of the family, cremation has taken place, a private family service and burial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may view Donnie's obituary online or to send condolences to the family please visit us atwww.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com
Chuck Heckman 1929-2018
BOARDMAN – Charles Monroe Heckman, 88, died March 19, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Charles was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Youngstown, a son of William and Mable Raver Heckman.
He ran aluminum companies all over the country for 20 years, retiring in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Charles loved antique cars and car shows.
His wife the former Barbara Stanton, whom he married March 3, 1952, died Jan. 1, 1990.
He is survived by one nephew, William Heckman and two great-nieces, Kimberly and Stephanie Heckman.
Besides his wife and parents, Charles was preceded in death by three brothers, Randall, Bill, and Charles Heckman.
There will be no calling hours or services.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers.
Visit www.beckerobits.com where condolences may be sent.
Ron Benzenhoefer 1946-2017
Ronald E. Benzenhoefer, 71, of Austintown died Sunday afternoon December 3, 2017. He was born May 24, 1946 in Poland, Ohio a son of LaVergne and Laura (Jones) Benzenhoefer and had been a lifelong area resident.
He had been a truck driver for Higg Trucking and served in the United States Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Ohltown United Methodist Church. He owned a collection of classic cars and enjoyed attending car shows and taking road trips.
His wife, the former Margaret Johanna, died January 1, 2015.
He leaves two sons, Michael (Shannon) Benzenhoefer , and Ronald (Debbie) Benzenhoefer Jr. both of Struthers; his daughter, BeckyJo Benzenhoefer of Austintown; three brothers, David (Joyce) Benzenhoefer of Cransfils Gap, Texas, Gary (Anita) Benzenhoefer of Florence, Texas, and Kenneth Benzenhoefer of Cresson, Texas; two sisters, Ellen Sue (Russell) Schaefer of New Waterford, Ohio, and Ida (Bob) Swesey of New Springfield; a sister-in-law, Carol Benzenhoefer of Poland; a brother-in-law, Charles Meyers of Boardman; five grandchildren, Felicia, Andrew, Jena, Ashley, and Marisa; a great-grandson, Vincent, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Patricia, Charlotte, and Diana, as well as three brothers, Charles “Cappy”, Thomas “Tucker”, and Robert “Bob”.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland with Pastor Teresa Smolka officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A family burial will be held at a later date.
“If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes; They will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.” (From the Marine’s Hymn)
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Gary Joy 1945-2018
BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio- Gary L. Joy, 73, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 18, 1945, in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Wilbur and Marietta Joy.
He was a 1963 graduate of Leavittsburg High School.
He retired as the custodian at John F. Kennedy High School after eight years. He previously did concrete work for several area companies.
He was a member of the Bristolville Church of the Brethren and the Cortland Moose Lodge #1012.
He was a classic car buff, enjoyed going to Geneva-on-the-Lake and enjoying time with his family and friends.
He is survived by Barbara Ford, his spouse for the last 25 years; one daughter, Michelle Cavender of Lordstown; Barb's son, Virgil (Shelly) Ford of Cortland; three grandchildren, Brittany (Jon) Roden, Kurstie Elser and his special granddaughter, Carlie Ford; two great-grandchildren, Calvin and Maliya; a brother, Jim Joy of Warren; three sisters, Judy (Charles) James of Cortland, Phyllis Dietelbach of Leavittsburg, Kay (Bill) Anderson of Leavittsburg and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Bill Dietelbach.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.
A service will be Wednesday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Fred Keener, officiating.
In honor of Gary, all classic car buffs who knew Gary are asked to bring their classic cars to be in the procession to Sager Cemetery.
Burial will be in Sager Cemetery in Bristolville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be in Gary’s name to Bristolville Church of the Brethren.
Arrangements handled by Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel. Family and friends may visitwww.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences.
Dennis Holtom 1959-2018
East Palestine — Dennis L. Holtom, 59, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, passed away September 13, 2018 unexpectedly at home due to natural causes.
Dennis was born March 25, 1959 in Salem, OH, son of John and Norma Shingleton Dyke....
He was a 1977 graduate of Beaver Local High School and a longtime active member of the Lake Mount Church of Christ where he served as Trustee.
Dennis retired from Columbiana Foundry after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Kool Time Kruisers car club and the Fairfield Ruritans. He was an avid Steelers, Pirates and Buckeye fan, who loved fishing and the outdoors.
Dennis is survived by a daughter, Micayla Holtom of East Palestine; two brothers, Wayne Holtom of Columbiana and Brian Holtom of Dublin; a sister, Joni Devereaux of Lancaster, OH; mother, Norma Holtom of Lancaster, OH; a special friend, Terry Jackson and his former wife, Cheryl Holtom.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Dyke at a young age, and his adoptive father, Robert Holtom.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday September 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Lake Mount Church of Christ in New Waterford with Jason Cole officiating.
Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Staley 1939-2018
GIRARD – Harry A. Staley Sr., 78, passed away on Oct. 14, at Continuing Care at the Ridge.
Harry was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Youngstown, the son of Clyde and Violet Marie (Twyford) Staley.
Harry owned and operated, Harry and Tim Roofing, with his son, for many years.
He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, playing bingo, golfing, car shows and going to the casinos. He was also a member of the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club. ...
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Rosemary L. (Boyce) Staley, whom he married on Dec. 30, 2004, and their life together for over 40 years, his children, Tim (Valerie) Staley of Liberty Township, Tammy (Terry) Forbes, of Salem, Sindy (William) Wylie of Charlotte, N.C. and Harry (Tambra) Staley of San Antonio; his sister, Barbara (John) Lienesch of Washington; five grandchildren, (Roy Clarke, Amanda Cefalo, Brandon Staley, Jacquelyn Staley and Colton Forbes); and three great-grandchildren, Hunter Clarke, Hadalia Clarke, and Hudson Clarke.
Besides his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Katherine Violet; and sister Dorothy Bundy.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Village Banquet Center, 1057 Illinois Ave., McDonald, OH 44437.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, Harry’s children would prefer memorial contributions to be made to Rosemary Staley, 1421 4th Drive SW, Warren, OH 44485.
Frank Rook Jr 1955-2018
BOARDMAN – Franklin H. Rook Jr., 63, passed away with his loving family by his side, Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown, after a courageous fight with colon cancer.
Franklin was born on May 4, 1955, in Youngstown, a son of the late Franklin H. Rook Sr. and Wilma (Fisher) Rook.
He was a 1973 graduate of Boardman High School and continued his education at ITT Technical Institute. He was employed with Altronic Inc. for 39 years. He loved taking his ‘77 Pontiac Trans-Am Firebird to car shows, where he had won many awards. He also was deeply involved with Boardman Band and Orchestra.
Franklin will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 35 years, Becky (Merryman) Rook, whom he married on Aug. 6, 1983; his daughter, Amy Rook of Pittsburgh; his sister, Nancy Carlson; his niece, Gretchen (Mike) Kernan; his nephew, Eric (Bethany) Carlson; and his loving dog, Victoria.
A celebration of life will be held on Dec. 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Boardman, located at 741 South Ave. in Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents.
Ken Staats Jr 1936-2018
Kenneth A. Staats, Jr., 82, formerly of Columbiana, Ohio passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at his residence.
Born in Aliquippa, Pa., he was the son of the late Kenneth A. Sr. and Elizabeth (Snyder) Staats. He was a US Navy veteran and a longtime owner of the Ken Staats Family Hairstyling in Center Township. He had a passion for collecting antique cars and attending car shows and cruises. He was a founding and longtime member of the Beaver County Car Club and also the Cadillac-LeSalle Club. Over the years he had won a National Championship at Hershey for his cars.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia (Breckenridge) Staats, his children; David and Eric Staats, Robin (Jack) Smith, step daughter, Kelly Colella, and step son Barry Glass, his grandchildren; David Staats, Jr. and Danielle Staats and four great grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Servcies, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, Pa. Military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at 11:45 AM on Wednesday in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester, Pa.
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Ron Glass 1947-2018
CANFIELD - Private family services were held Saturday for Ronald M. Glass, 71, who passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at Briarfield at Ashley Circle.
Ron was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Youngstown, a son of the late Matthew and Melva (Nisevitch) Glass.
Ron was a 1965 graduate of Struthers High School. He served his the country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1972. He owned and operated Ron Glass Motors in Boardman. Throughout Ron’s life, he had a great passion for cars. His time was spent restoring cars, going to car shows, and enjoying classic cars. Ron also enjoyed fishing and boating.
Ron is survived by his wife, the former Leatrice M. Delle Rose; a daughter, Denise (Spencer) Hollendoner of Canfield; a son, David Glass of Maryland; and two granddaughters, Camryn and Reese Hollendoner.
Ron was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Fiorentine.
In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to St. Michaels Church, 300 N Broad St, Canfield, OH 44406.
Professional arrangements were handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
Louie Reda 1945-2018
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - Louis “Louie” Reda, 73, of Youngstown, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 14, 2018.
He was born November 24, 1945, in Alliance, to the late Louis C. Reda and Evelyn Augustine.
Louis proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He was employed at Car Parts Warehouse, which he considered his second home, Quaker Steak & Lube at the car shows and bike night in the summer and Quaker City Dragway for 22 years.
He loved his family and friends and his 1979 Chevy Caprice, “his baby,” that he took to all the area car shows.
Louis is survived by his wife, Dorothy Reda and three children, Lisa Reda and Robert Reda of Youngstown and Catherine Reda of Girard. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Francine and Debbie.
Louis will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the directors at Conley & Vanden Berg Funeral Home
Robert Canton 1938-2019
Canfield: Robert Keith Canton, 80, formerly of South Lincoln Avenue in Salem, passed away Tuesday morning, February 26, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Health Center with his loving family by his side.
Robert, known by his family and friends as "Bob" was born August 3, 1938 in East Liverpool, the son of the late James and Helen Canton.
He graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1957.
Bob worked as a Produce Manager for Thorofare Super Market in Salem for over 20 years and later, for Worthington Custom Plastic, before retiring.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Salem, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1818. Bob was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians & Cleveland Browns and a model railroad trains hobbyist. He enjoyed going to and participating in Classic Car Shows, camping with his family and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Scott) Taylor of Poland; two grandchildren, Corey Taylor of Irving, TX. and Alicia Taylor of Mount Pleasant, SC; a brother, Jack (Debbie) Canton of Massillon; his sister, Ruth Keys of East Liverpool and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Canton and his sister-in-law, Emma, a sister, Marti Vanderberg, and his brother-in-law, Ronald Keys.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market Street in Boardman with Fr. Bob Edwards officiating.
Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:45 at the funeral home, with services to follow.
Bob was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to all. He will be deeply missed.
Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com
John Cook (1946-2019)
LISBON, Ohio - Jon Wayne Cook, age 73, died at 12:43 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 5, 1945, in Salem, the son of the late Owen and Pearl (Johnson) Cook.
Jon retired in 2011 as Assistant Service Manager for Columbiana Buick, Olds & Cadillac after 48 years of service.
He was a member of the Winona United Methodist Church.
He loved to go to classic car shows and NASCAR Races. His hobbies included detai...ling cars, gardening and landscaping. He enjoyed doing search-a-word puzzles, playing pool and going to concerts. He also enjoyed meeting with the State Route 45 Car Club at Dunkin Donuts to socialize.
Jon was a loving husband, father and especially a loving grandfather to the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Ryhann.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. (Allison) Cook whom he married May 26, 1968; a son, Jeffrey S. Cook of Austintown; a daughter, Meghann E. (Ryan P. Ferro) Cook of Lisbon; a granddaughter, Ryhann E. Ferro; a sister, Diane Kelly of Streetsboro; two brothers, Daryl Menough of Lees Summit, Missouri and Jerry of Fort Scott, Arkansas, a half-brother, William Young of Lisbon and two sisters-in-law, Michelle (Paul) Allison-Palmer of Bolivar and Martha (Paul) Allison-Otto of Mission, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the Winona United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Scott, officiating.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 9 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery at Guilford Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
Salem — Jacqueline K. “Jackie” Matthews, 67, of Southeast Blvd., passed away at 10:35pm, Friday, April 12, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.
Ted Adamski 1956-2019
BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - Ted Adamski, 62, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, May 29, 2019, with family by his side.
Ted was born August 20, 1956, in Youngstown, a son of the late John and Coetta Faye Colette Adamski and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1975 graduate of Chaney High School and worked for 45 years for General Extrusions, most recently as a CNC operator.
Mr. Adamski was of the Catholic faith.
He had a passion for working on and restoring cars and he loved attending car shows with his son and their 1978 Chevy Camaro RS. He also enjoyed going to Quaker State Raceway and seeing the band Redline perform at various venues.
Ted leaves his son, Michael Adamski of Boardman; a brother, John Adamski of Canfield; his former wife, Colleen Adamski of Warren and a niece, Meredith Adamski.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the funeral home and interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.