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IRENE ANGEL

TENAFLY, N.J. - Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, with Father Steve Denas officiating, for Irene Angel, 102, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.

Irene was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Symi, Greece, the daughter of Nicholas and Polyxenie Perakis.

She resided in Campbell from 1940 to 1999, until moving to New Jersey in 1999.

Irene worked as a seamstress. She was a charter member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, a past member of the Philoptochos Society and a member of the Symian Society. Irene was a very devoted member of the church and was known for making the first choir robes for its members and decorating the church for the Good Friday services.

Irene will always be remembered as a very kind, loving and spiritual person.

She was the beloved mother of Jennie Angel Ross; the loving grandmother of Stephen (Sandy) Beukas, Michael (Jennifer) Beukas and Matthew J. (Christine) Ross; and the loving great-grandmother of Sean, Emily, and Sophie Beukas and Julia and Robert James Ross.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emanuel; her daughter, Constance Selsky; and her sister, Mary Megaloudis.

The Angel family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church, prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service.

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

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CAROL L. BASSETT

AUSTINTOWN - Carol L. Bassett died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, from pancreatic cancer.

She was born July 21, 1943, a daughter of Clarence H. and Emiline M. Kuhns Frondorf (McGahagan).

She was a 1961 graduate of South High School and a member of the Western Reserve Methodist Church, where she belonged to the church’s mission sewing for many years. She also belonged to the Lydia Circle at the Christ Church Presbyterian.

She retired as the first secretary for the guidance counselors at Austintown Fitch High School in 2001, after which she thoroughly enjoyed reading, making quilts, and spending time with her family.

Carol leaves behind her devoted husband, Fred M., whom she married in 1966; a son, Paul M. Bassett; a daughter, Amy R. (Taige) Zender; five grandchildren, Ian and Aubrey Bassett, and Caleb, Jared and Zachary Zender; a brother, Richard W. Frondorf of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and a stepbrother, Daniel McGahagan of Columbus.

Family and friends may offer condolences to the family at the Western Reserve Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday. A memorial service will follow at the church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

The Bassett family has entrusted Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel with Carol’s arrangements.

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CIVEO JAMES 'BOGIE' CALDERONE

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Civeo James “Bogie” Calderone, 96, passed peacefully away on July 28, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale.

He was born in the village of Barrea, Provincia di Aquila, in the region of Abruzzi, Italy on May 4, 1919. The son of Salvatore and Petronilla DiFelice Calderone, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 and made his home in Youngstown.

He graduated from East High School in 1938, and later served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

Bogie’s passion for golf began when he worked as a caddie at the Youngstown Country Club. He attended Ohio University, where he was a team member with PGA Tour golfer Dow Finsterwald Sr. and played against other contemporaries such as Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead. After college, he became a professional golfer on the Caribbean Tour.

A lifelong class A-member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, he served as golf pro at various country clubs in New Jersey and New York. The majority of his years were spent as head golf pro between the Stevensville Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the Harbor Island Spa in Miami Beach, Fla. Through his commitment to golf and instructions, many of his students were able to learn fundamentals of the game and improve their skills.

Bogie was preceded in death by his mother and father; a sister, Maria Assunta Merolla D’Amico; two brothers, Albert D. Caldrone and Armand A. Calderone; two nephews, Frank and Salvatore Merolla; and a great-nephew, W. Barry Merolla.

He leaves behind nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who will miss not only his presence, but his stories of living life to the fullest and the many famous people he had known. He will also be missed by many good friends in Fort Lauderdale, with whom he shared holidays and spent much time golfing, playing gin and discussing sports.

Private services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

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ANN DAYNER

AUSTINTOWN – Ann Dayner, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown.

She was born Sept. 13, 1915, in Ludlow, Pa., the daughter of Mary and George Giroski.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her five brothers and sisters.

She was a graduate of Sharon High School in Sharon, Pa. She was employed by Northside Furniture in Farrell, Pa., until she chose to devote her time to staying at home, being a homemaker and mother. She was later employed at the Trumbull County Court House in Warren.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Orthodox Church in Warren and enjoyed volunteering at various local charitable organizations, being with her friends at the Scope Senior Center, gardening, cooking, bingo and music.

She is survived by daughters Betty Ann Perschka and Connie S. Givens of Austintown.

Her daughters would like to thank Diane Reese and the staff of Briarfield Manor for their kindness, caring and respect shown to their mother over the last several years.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at St. John’s Orthodox Church, 2220 Reeves Road in Warren, with the Rev. Jonathan H. Cholcher officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior the services at the church.

Interment will follow at Pineview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, her daughters request that donations be made in her memory, to the icon fund at St. John’s Orthodox Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, in Warren. Dedicated to serving your loved ones.

Visit www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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JAMES 'JIMMY' ALLEN GRAY

WINDERMERE, FLA. - James “Jimmy” Allen Gray, 61, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla. After two months of illness, Jimmy passed peacefully, with his beloved family by his side.

Jimmy was born in Oak Hill, W.Va., on Dec. 12, 1953, to Ray and Bernice Gray. The family moved to Ohio when he was 5 years old, where he was raised and completed his education.

Jimmy went on to be a welder for over 30 years, working at Gormac in North Lima and most recently, at Lawless Industries in Clermont, Fla. He also spent many years working in maintenance for South Range School District, also in North Lima.

Jimmy was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and “Grampy.”

He married his best friend, Lola, on Sept. 13, 1975, and they spent 40 loving years together.

Jimmy was preceded in death by both parents, Ray and Bernice Gray; father-in-law and mother-in-law Bruce and Gerry Coy; daughter-in-law Ellen Gray; brother-in-law David Lawless; and nephew Robert Garrett.

He is survived by his wife; as well as his son, Ryan (Kristen) Gray of North Canton; and daughter Jaime (Michael) Parker of Windermere. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Lawless, Donna (Edward) Perry, Kathy Deibel, Susan Gray-Mochnach; brother Edward (Suzanne) Gray; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Vicki Garrett; grandchildren Evan, Graydon, Jackson, and Madelyn Parker; and numerous special cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Family was everything to him. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and loved them all very much.

Memorial service will be held in Ohio at a date to be determined.

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JOHN VALENTINE HUDAK

AUSTINTOWN - John Valentine Hudak, 91, entered into eternal rest on Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, passing away at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

John was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Youngstown, a son of the late George and Anna Hovanes Hudak. He attended Washington School and East High School, and was a lifelong area resident.

John left school in 1941 to join the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he was stationed at Camp McGee in Idaho and developed a lifelong love of the West and of outdoor pursuits. Drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II, John was a member of the 33rd Infantry Division, stationed in the Philippines. After the war, Mr. Hudak was part of the occupation force in Takarazuka, Japan, and in addition to his official duties, collected treats from his fellow soldiers to pass out to the local children.

After his honorable discharge from the Army, John returned to Youngstown and worked as a car salesman, meeting his future wife, Emma, while employed at Berger Motors, where she was a secretary. Mechanically-inclined, he later became a tool and die maker, retiring in 1986 from King Tool & Die in Austintown.

John was a member of St. Christine Church in Youngstown. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and painting.

Mr. Hudak leaves his beloved wife of 64 years, Emma Legany Hudak; sons George Hudak of Billings, Mont., John (Dawnna) Hudak of Austintown, and Dan Hudak of Kinsman; his daughter, Barbara of Austintown; three grandchildren, Christina (Kevin) Anderson, Joseph (Rachael) Hudak, and Anna Johnson; a great-grandson, Gavin Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Joe and George Hudak; and sisters Ann Anness and Mary Hudak.

There are no calling hours. Family members are welcome to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel in Boardman, where interment will follow.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to St. Christine Parish, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to John’s family.

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DONALD M. PRICE III

YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Donald M. Price III, 28, who departed this life Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

Mr. Price was born Jan. 11, 1987, in Youngstown, a son of Donald M. Price II and Tracey Liggins. Donald was the oldest of five children and grew up with his sister, Danny, whom he loved to be around.

As a child, he loved to play football with the Youngstown Little Panthers (Titans). Like his grandmother, Donald was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He loved to sing, dance and especially loved being with his family and friends. Donald earned his GED and attended Youngstown State University.

He leaves to forever cherish his beloved memory, his parents; two sons, Amari Price and Donovan Price; two brothers, Donell Liggins and Andre Madison Jr.; two sisters, Danielle Liggins and Stephanie Clark; an aunt, Donica Price, all of Youngstown; two nephews; a niece; and a host of loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Janie Price, Joanne McCoy, Donald Price Sr. and Hugh McCoy; and his uncle, Brian “Buc” Price.

Friends may call Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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CATHERINE JANKOVICH

HERMITAGE, PA. - Catherine Jankovich, 88, formerly of Farrell, Pa., passed away Aug. 27, 2015, at 5:42 p.m. at Sharon Regional Health System.

She was born April 13, 1927, in Farrell, the daughter of Rade Jankovich and Pavlia Millich Jankovich.

She was a 1946 graduate of Farrell High School and earned a BA in Elementary Teaching from Slippery Rock University and her Master’s Degree in Education from Westminster College.

She was employed with the Farrell School District until retirement. She was a third grade teacher for many years and then became a remedial reading teacher in the elementary school. She was truly a beloved teacher of the Farrell School District and an inspiration to many of her students. She dedicated a lot of time to the students, many times tutoring them in her home. She also taught an adult basic education class to teach immigrants to speak English and help them prepare to become United States citizens.

Catherine was a devoted lifetime member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage. She was very active in the choir, Circle of Serbian Sisters and volunteered for any event she was able to help with. Serving in the church was her life.

Catherine was a fantastic cook. She also enjoyed ceramics, crafts, flowers and gardening. She was a member of the PSEA, PSERS, and a life member of the Serbian National Federation. Catherine just loved people and always found good in every person she encountered during her life.

She is survived by brother Sam Jankovich and his wife, Rose, of Farrell; brother-in-law John Reves of Struthers; nieces Connie Jankovich of Mercer, Pa., and Lynn Reves of Struthers; nephew David Reves of Mount Laurel, N.J.; great-niece Allison Jankovich of Springfield, Va.; great-nephew Jeffrey Jankovich and his wife, Maria, of Gaithersburg, Md.; and two great-great-nieces, Alexandra and Petra Jankovich of Gaithersburg, Md.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Eva Reves; brother Peter Jankovich and his wife, Alice Petra Jankovich; and nephew Dr. Peter Jankovich.

A funeral service will be held at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 65 S. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, with Father Vladimir Demshuk officiating

There will be visitation from 4 to 7 p.m., today, Aug. 30, 2015, at the John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. There will be a Pomen service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday. Burial at St. John’s Orthodox Cemetery in Hermitage to follow.

Friends may visit www.flynnfuneralhome.com to sign guest book.

Arrangements will be handled by the John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

Please send any memorial contributions to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 65 Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

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PATRICK J. KILLEN

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. - Patrick J. Killen, 61, passed away in Hollywood on Aug. 8, 2015, with his wife, children and friends by his side.

He was born in Youngstown on Sept. 9, 1953, the son of David Sr. and Catherine Sabino Killen.

Patrick graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and Kent State University with a degree in architecture.

He and his family moved to California in 1980, and he started a business there, becoming a noted architect, designing modern homes and buildings in the South Bay area.

Patrick was preceded in death by his father, David Sr.; grandparents Patrick and Lyda Sabino, and Harry Sr. and Elsie Killin.

He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife, Stephanie; children Aaron (Aimey), Carrie (Robert Sierra), David J., and Arthur; grandson Daven Patrick Sierra; mother Catherine; brother David Jr.; and much-loved nieces and nephews, Lisa Killen, Kayla Polan, Michelle Walman, Elliot Killen and Taylor Killen.

Patrick will be greatly missed by all for his caring and helpful nature and his love of life.

A final tribute will be held in California.

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JENNIE S. KUSMACK

YOUNGSTOWN - Prayers will be held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Jennie S. Kusmack, 92, who passed away Friday morning at her home.

Jennie was born March 29, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Vito and Annette (Penette) Savino.

Jennie was a mold operator for Packard Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1980. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers. Her greatest love was for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Michael Kusmack, whom she married Jan. 17, 1942, passed away July 24, 1994.

Jennie leaves her two daughters, Sally Whittingham and Debra Bellatto, both of Youngstown; six grandchildren, Denise, Michelle, Debra, Daniel, Toni, and Casey; eight great-grandchildren, Danielle, Kaitlyn, Michael, Sophia, Abrianna, Cameron, Ashley, and Austin; and two sisters, Joann Elmo and Mary Ann Dunn, both of Youngstown.

Jennie was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Daniel Whittingham; two sisters, Angeline Melic and Theresa Henry; and four brothers, Anthony, James, Nicholas, and William Savino.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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MARY E. LUCIDO

“Together Again”

LOWELLVILLE - Mary E. Lucido, 89, passed peacefully, with her daughter, Carole, and son-in-law Jim, by her side on Aug. 28, 2015, at Hampton Woods Nursing Home.

Mary was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Lowellville, daughter of the late John and Stella Mash Rosich.

She was a lifelong resident of Lowellville and lifelong member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed entertaining people, preparing big dinners and playing the lottery.

She leaves her daughter, Carole (Jim) Noufer of Poland; son Frank (Kathy) Lucido of Lowellville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lucido; her son, Daniel Lucido; her daughter, Marie Lewis; and brothers Lou and Nick Stanich.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Jerek as celebrant. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Lowellville.

Friends will be received from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Carole and Jim would like to thank Hampton Woods Skilled Nursing and Hospice of the Valley for their care and compassion.

The Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Lowellville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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IRENE LOVITZ

AUSTINTOWN - Irene Lovitz, 89, formerly of Liberty Township, passed away peacefully early Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, at her home.

Irene was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Gustav and Mary Herenyi Laska, and was a lifelong area resident.

Irene attended Chaney High School, and worked at the Captain’s Table Restaurant at the Ramada Inn in Liberty Township, as well as the Town & Country Restaurant in Warren, and for MacKenzie Muffler.

Mrs. Lovitz was a devout Catholic and was a member of the former Our Lady of Hungary Church in Youngstown. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and had an adventurous life.

Irene was a loving mother and grandmother who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her husband of 56 years, William C. Lovitz Jr., whom she married April 11, 1945, passed away June 4, 2001.

Irene leaves four children, Heidi Sigley of Mineral Ridge, Holly (John) Hahn, with whom she made her home, William C. III (Dorothy) Lovitz of Liberty Township, and Sheila (Samuel) Lamancusa of Vienna; and seven grandchildren, William, Zachary, Carmello (Chelsea), Matthew, Samantha, John, and Santino.

Besides her husband, a son-in-law, Clarence Sigley; two sisters, Mary Mayoras and Margaret Jordan; and a brother, Charles Laska, preceded her in death.

There will be a celebration of Irene’s life today, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at the home of Bill and Dee Lovitz, 930 Keefer Road, Girard.

Private services will take place on Monday, Aug. 31, at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Irene will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Irene’s family.

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THERESA MARTHA MOCHTYAK

POLAND - A Panachida service will be held Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, followed by a Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Byzantine Church, officiated by Father Kevin Marks, for Theresa Martha Mochtyak, 83, who died Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Theresa was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Youngstown, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Toth) Zofie.

She was a 1949 graduate of Wilson High School and worked at Medallion Financial as a book keeper for 30 years, until her retirement in 2012.

Theresa was a very active member of St. Michael Byzantine Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo, slot machines, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Theresa’s husband, Joseph Mochtyak, whom she married Oct. 17, 1953, died Nov. 23, 2008.

Theresa is survived by three daughters, Terrie J. Price of Pompano Beach, Fla., Linda S. (Jack) Evans of Youngstown, and Sharon M. Mochtyak of Youngstown; two sons, Daniel J. (Sheri) Mochtyak of Poland and Leonard G. (Nancy) Mochtyak of Poland; a sister, Olga Wiggins of Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Helen, Elizabeth and Matilda Zofie; and three brothers, Frank, Andrew and William Zofie.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.

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IDA LEE MAGEE

GREENFIELD, MASS. - Ida Lee Magee, 88, formerly of Youngstown, departed this life Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Buckley Rehab Center in Greenfield.

Ida grew up in Franklinton, La., a daughter of Thurman and Alma Warren Dyson.

She moved to Youngstown in her early 20s, where she married Clyde Magee and worked for the Gilead House Community Center and St. John’s Episcopal Church as their child care director for many years.

After retiring, she began a second career fostering children for the Trumbull County Children Services Bureau. She was an officer in the Foster Parents Association, and received an award from TCCSB for lovingly sponsoring more than 130 children during her more than 30 years with TCCSB. She was also active with the Liberty Band Boosters and the Liberty PTA.

Ida was a faithful member and servant of the Emmanuel Community Church on Kirk Road in Austintown.

Ida leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Leander Eugene Magee of Greenfield, with whom she made her home since leaving Youngstown in 2011; Wayne Magee of Onset, Mass.; Charmaine Magee of Warren; Courtnei Magee (Robert) Kennedy of Glen Burnie, Md.; Markus Williams of Girard; a sister, Violena (Essau) Wright of Baton Rouge, La.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and many lifelong friends.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clyde; two brothers, John Dyson and William Dyson; a sister, Virginia Dyson Burkhalter; and two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Magee Russell and Dean Dyson.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Emmanuel Community Church, where funeral services will follow immediately at noon.

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JANICE L. NEUPERT

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. – Janice L. Neupert, 58, wife of Larry D. Neupert, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Trident Medical Center.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens, 11000 Dorchester Road, in Summerville, S.C.

Mrs. Neupert was born Dec. 2, 1956, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joann Valentino Doran of Austintown and the late James T. Doran.

Mrs. Neupert was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Darkness to Light, 1064 Gardner Road, No. 210, Charleston, SC 29407, or Berkeley County Guardian ad Litem, 111 Pine St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Survivors, including her husband Larry, are two sons and one daughter, Thad Wellington (Jess) of Summerville, Jon Wellington of Summerville and Kellie Sturman (BJ) of Summerville; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters and one brother, Jackie Cline (Dave), Joyce Cene (Bob) and James Doran (Dodi).

Visit www.jamesadyal.com to send a memorial message to the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main St., Summerville, S.C. 29483, (843) 873-4040.

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EDWARD JOSEPH PALLO

YOUNGSTOWN – Edward Joseph Pallo, 78, passed away peacefully, at the home of his daughter, in Columbus on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1937, in Youngstown, to the late Paul and Anna (Dolenic) Pallo.

Nicknamed “The Masher,” he was a Fitch Falcon gridiron standout and later, proudly served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

Edward had a witty sense of humor and loved to tell stories with his gift of gab. He was passionate about his beloved Golden Retrievers, rebuilding muscle cars, Notre Dame football and the N.Y. Yankees.

He was devoted to his daughters and dedicated his life as a single parent caring for his daughter with special needs. He felt this was his greatest accomplishment in life. He had a special father/son bond with his youngest nephew, Billy Peake IV, and great-nephew (Five), whom he adored.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbie (Eric) Pallo and Kimmy Pallo; sister Shirley Rounds; brother Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pallo; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private service was held in Columbus.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel in Columbus.

Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Edward.

A memorial contribution can be made in his memory to Mahoning County DD Special Olympics and mailed to 5132 S. Turner Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

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DONALD 'SAM' H. QUIMBY

AUSTINTOWN - Donald “Sam” H. Quimby, 82, passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.

Sam was born on Nov. 8, 1932, in Youngstown, son of the late LaVern and Rosa (Draper) Quimby.

Sam was a member of the Mahoning County Coon Hunters Protective Association for many years. During his service in the U.S. Army, Sam was a Bronze Star recipient during the Korean War. He also worked at Ohio Edison/ Penn Power for many years, retiring at the age of 61.

Survivors include his loving wife, Elizabeth M. (Lombardi) Quimby, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1953; his two children, Joseph (Nancy) Quimby and David (Michelle) Quimby; sisters Ruth McCoy and Dorothy Campbell; half brothers and sisters, Howard “Sonny” Rogers, Josephine Pollo, Betty Jean Zgonc, Barbara Ann Stratford; and grandchildren Zachary and Eric Quimby.

Other than his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brothers, Laverne “Bud” Quimby, Robert Quimby, and James Quimby; and his sisters, Pearl Freeland and Mary O’Donnell.

Funeral services will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Family and friends may call on Monday, Aug. 31, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of monetary value be made in Donald Quimby’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

He will be laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.

Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and give their condolences.

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DIANA ROSE ROBINSON

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. - Diana Rose Robinson, 83, died Aug. 17, 2015, at her home, of natural causes.

Diana was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Pittsburgh, and was raised in Youngstown.

She graduated from Ursuline High School in 1950. She then married Frank Robinson, the love of her life, and started on their lifelong journey together.

The young couple moved to Oakridge, Tenn., where Frank attended the university. They next moved to San Antonio in 1952, where Frank was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, they continued their travels and moved to Los Angeles. There, Diana worked as a medical secretary while Frank attended the Art Center School to study photography. While in Los Angeles, Elizabeth, the first of three children, was born.

They returned to Ohio and Frank started his own photography studio in Boardman while Diana was busy with young Elizabeth. Their family continued to grow with the births of Carolyn and Christine.

When the the girls were in school, Diana went to college to pursue her lifelong love of art. Diana graduated from Youngstown State University in 1974, with her degree in Art Performance and Art Education. She started teaching Art in Struthers and eventually went back and got her certificate to teach Elementary Education. She spent most of her 25 years at Fifth Street Elementary School teaching third grade.

After she retired, Frank and Diane continued on their journey and moved to Lakeland, Fla., where they greatly enjoyed their retirement. Diana was able to pursue her love of art by creating beautiful water-color paintings. During their retirement Frank and Diana traveled and took many cruises. Diana’s favorite was Alaska.

Diana was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Frank Robinson, and her parents.

Diana will be sadly missed by her three daughters, Elizabeth Clark of Warren, Carolyn Podolski of Peachtree City, and Christine Danks of Boardman; her five grandchildren, Sarah Snyder, Tim Malone, Caleb Podolski, Grace Podolski, and Amberly Danks; her two great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary Kay Earnhart of Poland.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Market St., Boardman.

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DAVID ROBERT SHAFFER

CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Lucy Catholic Church, for David Robert Shaffer, 75, who passed away early Thursday morning, Aug. 27.

David was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Youngstown, the son of Burdon and Florence Caggiano McCaughlin.

He was a 1957 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army. David was employed and retired from LTV Steel.

He was a member of the church, the Campbell Boosters for all Campbell Athletics, an avid Campbell Memorial High School sports fan, and loved to golf.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister-in-law, Rita Anne Shaffer of Campbell; a sister, Jonell Masse of Lewiston, Maine; brother Buddy McCaughlin of Coitsville; five nephews; two nieces; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Florence and Burdon McClaughlin; and a brother, Fred.

The Shaffer family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

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CHARLOTTE LAVERNE SHEA

BOARDMAN - On Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at 6 a.m., as Charlotte Laverne Shea, 69, was recovering from her second heart valve replacement, her heavenly Father decided it was time for her to join Him and continue to serve Him by His side.

Charlotte was born on May 31, 1946, in Youngstown, the daughter of James and Beverly Thullen Claycomb.

She was a 1965 graduate of Boardman High School and also attended the Choffin School of Nursing. Charlotte was a homemaker for many years as she was raising her children.

She was employed by Infocision in the Christian room. She also worked in the office at the Calvary Assembly/Bridge of Hope Church, where she was a member for 30-plus years. Charlotte enjoyed different Bible studies, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir.

Charlotte will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Melissa, Stephanie and Wesley; her three grandchildren, John, Vivien and William Jr.; her one great-grandchild, Jaydith; her sister, Aliene; and her niece, Darleen.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Venture Church, 7872 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. “Friends are invited to join us as we celebrate and remember her life.”

Arrangements for Charlotte were entrusted to the Borowski Funeral Service and Oak Meadow Cremation Services.

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DOROTHY RUDGE HERSCHEL THOMAS

AUSTINTOWN - Dorothy Rudge Herschel Thomas died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, surrounded by members of her loving family.

Dorothy was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late J. Fred and Marjorie Welsh Rudge.

She attended St. Columba grade school and was a 1952 graduate of Ursuline High School. In 1956, she graduated from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She then taught Business Education at Jackson-Milton schools for two years and later served as a substitute teacher at several local schools for nearly 25 years.

On June 28, 1958, she married Bernard Herschel; and they enjoyed nearly 25 years together until his death on May 13, 1983. On Nov. 18, 1995, she married John F. Thomas, who passed away on June 13, 1999.

She belonged to St. Joseph Church in Austintown, where she was an active parishioner, serving as a Eucharistic minister, a former member of Parish council, and a member and past president of Ladies Guild. Also active in her community, Dorothy was a member and past president of Catholic Collegiate Association, a member and past president of Three Arts Club, and a member of the Youngstown Federation of Women’s Clubs, Al-Li-Va Garden Club, and the Ursuline Sisters Century II Club.

Dorothy is survived by her two children, Mary Ann Herschel of Austintown and James (Breanna) Herschel of South Bend, Ind.; her sister, Sr. Isabel Rudge, OSU; three stepchildren, John (Cathy) Thomas of Austintown, David (Brenda) Thomas of Columbus, and Mary Beth (Michael) Foley of Columbus; and one sister-in-law, Ann Louise Mika of Salem.

Affectionately known as “Mimi,” Dorothy also leaves 12 grandchildren, Andrew and Lauren Fontanarosa; Allison, Brett, Daniel, and Kyle Herschel; Patrick Thomas; Jonathan and Meaghan Thomas; and Emma, Patrick, and John Foley.

Family will receive friends and loved ones today, Aug. 30, 2015, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.

Closing prayers will be held on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Austintown. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to Beatitude House, 238 Tod Lane, Youngstown, OH 44504.

Finally, the family would like to thank the sisters and staff at Antonine Village and Hospice of the Valley for the care and comfort they provided to Dorothy.

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WILLIAM TYLER TANKARD

AIKEN, S.C. - William Tyler Tankard, 31, died along with his loyal Boston Terrier, Chewy, and three of his polo ponies in a traffic accident on Interstate 76, in Lake Milton, on Thursday afternoon, July 30. Seven of his ponies survived the accident with many injuries and were cared for by Mike and Andrea Groubert, 125 local volunteers, as well as countless donors and veterinarians.

A lifelong polo player and horseman, “Will” won the National Interscholastic Championships twice in 2002 and in 2003, as well as the National Intercollegiate Championships at Texas Tech in 2006. He went on to win many prestigious professional tournaments across the country and internationally, also competing on the United States team in the FIP Championships of Polo in Chile this past March.

Will was a genuine, caring, hardworking, witty, talented and passionate human being who will be missed deeply by many.

He leaves behind his mother, Katherine T. “Cissie” Jones Snow of Aiken; his father, Bill Tankard of Nashville, Tenn.; his brother, Jason Melson of Huntsville, Ala.; his beloved partner, Samira Waernlund; and his faithful string of polo ponies.

A celebration of his life has been planned for Oct. 3, in Aiken.

Donations to help with the recovery of his horses can be made at facebook.com/rememberwill. Tax deductible donations should be made out to the “AIPF” and sent to 12300 S. Shore Blvd., Suite 218, Wellington, FL 33414.

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PATRICIA M. WRIGHT

TAMARAC, FLA. - Patricia M. Wright, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, with her family by her side.

She was born in Youngstown on June 7, 1931, to Frances Loretta and Paul Martin Baluck.

“Mom attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown, where she was involved in numerous activities and excelled as a student.” She then attended two years of college before entering the work force. She joined Eastern Airlines and later settled in south Florida, where she worked as a ticket agent for over 30 years before retiring in 1988. 

She was married to Joseph T. Wright Jr. in 1966, and they divorced in 1997.

She is survived by her daughter, Janine (Mick) of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; son Daniel (Joylyn); grandson Ezra of Beaverton, Ore.; and her brothers, Jerry and Francis Baluck, who are living in Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert.

“The family would like to thank Marilyn and Vitas Hospice for taking such good care of our mom during her last days.”

“We will miss you Mom!”

Condolences maybe offered using the online guestbook.

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PATRICIA L. YANEK

CANFIELD - A private memorial service will be held for Patricia L. Yanek, 74, who died Thursday morning at home, surrounded by her family.

Patricia was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph Noga and Bertha (Fulytar) Luebben.

She was a 1958 graduate of East High School and earned an Associate Degree in Nursing. Patricia worked as a LPN at various facilities for more than 40 years, until her retirement in 2005.

Patricia loved being a nurse and was always very compassionate and caring. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crossword puzzles, and most of all, her family. Patricia will always be remembered for being a great mother, grandmother and sister.

Her husband, Norbert J. Yanek, whom she married Feb. 13, 1960, died Jan. 17, 2013.

Patricia is survived by three daughters, Carol (John) Scheckelhoff of Canfield, Chris Yanek (Mark Dineen) of Boardman and Beth (Gary) Perez of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; a son, David (Diane) Yanek of Placentia, Calif.; a sister, Barbara (Gene) Kraynak-Strines of Austintown; and seven grandchildren, Michael, Sara, Eric, Riley, Brooke, Stephanie, and Samantha.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and stepfather John Luebben.

Per Patricia’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to a cancer society of the donor’s choice, to help fight and find a cure.

Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

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