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SALEM - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel for Joseph “Cappy” C. Caposell, 86, who passed away at his home, with his family by his side.

Joseph was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Youngstown, a son of the late Joseph P. and Rose (Pompoco) Caposell.

Joseph was a 1945 graduate of Struthers High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked in maintenance for Lyden Oil. He was a member of the USS Dayton Club and the Independent Order of Forester in California. Joseph loved to roller skate. He was a floor guard at the Boardman Rollercade for over 40 years.

Joseph leaves his three children, Joseph W. Caposell of Niles, Nancy (Karl) Wollet of Salem, with whom he made his home, and Barb (Terry) Dominic of Austintown; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Caposell; two daughters, Peggy Williams and Sheryl Caposell; and an infant brother, William Caposell.

Family and friends may pay their respects Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to Columbiana Nazarene Church, 330 N. Elm St., Columbiana, OH 44408.

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NEW WATERFORD - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Infant Jesus of Prague Byzantine Catholic Church for Kathleen M. Hall, 73, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Kathleen was born July 4, 1942, in Youngstown, the daughter of Conrad and Margaret Kovach Straub.

She was a 1960 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, and she then went on to receive a double Bachelor’s Degree and her Master’s Degree in Education, all from Youngstown State University. Kathleen was a teacher with the Beaver Local School District for the past 20 years.

She was a very active member of the church and will be sadly missed by all her church family. She was a member of the Infant Jesus Couples Club and worked bingo.

Kathleen was a shining example of a “kind person.” She was the ultimate school teacher and was always upbeat and positive. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

From childhood into adulthood, because Kathleen’s birthday was on the 4th of July, she always thought the fireworks were for her only.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Edward, whom she married Feb. 22, 1986; two daughters, Kristine (Joe) Caporale of New Waterford and Kathleen (Jeff) Bohnsack of Seattle; four grandchildren, Melanie, Michael, J.T. and Bridget; and brothers and sisters, Trudy (Gary) Carlisle of Canfield, Margie (Mike) Budd of Florida, Edward (Michele) Straub of Canfield, Liz McGarry of Boardman and John (Ruth) Straub of Poland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Connie and Dee Straub; and brother-in-law Carmen J. McGarry.

Kathleen’s family would like to give a special thank you to St. Elizabeth Health Center, both Main and Boardman campuses, for the exemplary care given to her.

The Hall family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Infant Jesus of Prague Byzantine Catholic Church.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Kathleen’s family condolences.

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YOUNGSTOWN – A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel in Boardman, for Stephen P. Janis, 78, who died Saturday morning at Hospice House.

Mr. Janis was born March 19, 1937, in Youngstown, a son of Stephen P. and Rose Orville Janis Sr.

Steve was a 1955 graduate of Wilson High School and later attended Youngstown State University for three years. He served his country from 1959 to 1964 as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Following his service, Steve began working in retail store management and then became a lease manager for both Gas Search and the Pioneer Oil and Gas Co. Before his retirement in 2013, he also was a baker for Dunkin Donuts.

Steve was an active member of the First Covenant Church, serving as an usher and greeter, serving communion, and taking care of collections.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 565 in Boardman and bowled in the Senior League at Boardman Lanes. Steve also enjoyed ballroom dancing, golfing, and roller skating.

He leaves his wife of 25 years, the former Sandra Lynne Marchiore, whom he married June 30, 1990; his sons, Kenneth P. (Sherry) Janis of Canfield and Gary S. Janis of Austintown; his daughters, Deanna R. (Frank) Roth of Apopka, Fla., Tamara L. (Dan) Deacon of Plainfield, Ill., and Allison L. (Jason) Marsden of Canton; and 12 grandchildren.

His brothers, Robert and Gerald Janis; and his sister, Barbara Overturff, are deceased.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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LOWELLVILLE - Roberta Renninger, 63, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a three-year illness.

Mrs. Renninger was born Aug. 11, 1951, in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert and Dolores Steele Norberg.

She was a 1969 graduate of Lowellville High School.

At the time of her marriage, Roberta was working for General Electric, at their Lamp Plant, as an inspector. Upon the birth of her daughter, she became a dedicated mother and homemaker. She began working again once her daughter entered school, first for Busy Beaver, then Stambaugh Thompson, in the special orders department, and most recently for Home Depot in Boardman, as an install coordinator.

She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Poland, a member of its Third Source Committee, where she served as the committee’s treasurer, and also helped clean the church. She was also a member of the Poland Lions Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 247, serving as the auxiliary’s past secretary.

She enjoyed bowling in her free time and was a longtime member of the women’s bowling league, at the Holiday Bowl, where she served as the league’s secretary. Roberta also volunteered at the Lowellville car shows. Roberta enjoyed collecting antique tea pots, her swimming pool, and spending time with her family. She will always be remembered as a woman with a big heart who was always willing to help anyone who needed it.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Renninger, whom she married June 25, 1973; one daughter, Michelle Shorter of Poland; four sisters, Darlene Norberg, Peggy Norberg, and Diane Norberg, all of Lowellville, and Tammy Norberg of Youngstown; two brothers, Robert (Elizabeth) Norberg of Lowellville and Donald (Pat) Norberg of Columbiana; three grandchildren, Tierra Brown, Kaitlyn Shorter, and Nicholas Shorter, all of Poland; a brother-in-law, Mark Barone of Lowellville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by two sisters, Debbie Norberg and Jackie Barone; and an infant brother, Jerry Norberg.

A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 244 McGill St., Lowellville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish with Msgr. William Connell officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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NILES – Helen Terone Rajcan, 91, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, July 31, 2015, at the Vista Center at the Ridge, with her family by her side.

She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Leetonia, the daughter of the late Francis Edwin Oliver and Ellen Marie (Helt) Oliver.

Helen married John Rajcan, and they were married for many years. She had lived in Niles for 15 years and was formerly of Newton Falls. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching TV.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol A. DelGiudice of Niles; one son, Robert John Rajcan of Sebring; two sisters, Rita Penny of Alliance and Lenora Jean Fredrick of Salem; three grandchildren, Sherri Milligan, Lori Tennis and Robert John Rajcan Jr.; and one great-grandson, Justin Tennis.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Theresa Wals, Helen Liver, Mary Johnson, and Mary Oliver; and eight brothers, Bill, George, Jim, John, Francis, Edwin, Robert, and Lawrence Oliver.

Funeral services will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at noon, with family receiving friends one hour prior to service time, from 11 a.m. to noon. Pastor Eugene Koene will be officiating the service.

Helen will be laid to rest at the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St. in Newton Falls.

Family and friends may visit www.jamesfuenralhomeinc.com to view this obituary online or to send condolences.

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LOWELLVILLE – Private family services were celebrated today by Father Kevin Peters at the McCauley Funeral Home for Mary Jane Sheppard, 83, who passed away Thursday evening at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center surrounded by her loving family.

Ms. Sheppard was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Monongahela, Pa., and was a daughter of Margaret Burdette. She came to the area as a young teenager.

She was employed by Metal Carbides as a press operator and retired from Villa Maria, working as a nurse’s aide. Ms. Sheppard was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, and the Mount Carmel Ladies Society, and was a 1949 graduate of Lowellville High School. As an avid gardener, she was known for the beautiful flowers around her yard and enjoyed bird watching.

Ms. Sheppard leaves to cherish her memory, a sister, Rosemarie Rouzzo, and a brother, David Burdette, both of Lowellville; several loving nieces and nephews and her cat, Missy.

Please visit www.mccauleyfuneralfuneral.com to share thoughts and condolences.

The McCauley Funeral Home – serving the valley for more than 113 years.

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