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EVELYN CRENSHAW

YOUNGSTOWN – A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mrs. Evelyn Crenshaw, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Crenshaw departed this life on Sept. 13, 2014, at Hospice House in Poland.

Mrs. Crenshaw was born April 21, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of Lamar and Mattie Jackson Carter.

She was formerly employed with the BP gas station and she retired from Park Vista, where she was employed as a nurse’s aide. She was an excellent seamstress, devoted homemaker and lifetime member of the Union Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving children, Raymond Crenshaw, Donna and Darlene Crenshaw, all of Youngstown, and Erskine Crenshaw II, with whom she made her home; her sisters, Mattie Stevens of Somerset, N.J., and Dorothy Moore of Youngstown; her brother-in-law, Oscar Mosley of Charleston, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erskine Crenshaw Jr.; her parents; her daughter, Joyce Crenshaw Kirk; her brothers, Kenneth and Lamar Carter; and her grandson, Jimmy Crenshaw.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice House and the Woodlands at Austinwoods Nursing Center.

Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Washington Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

Ministry of comfort provided by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.

Interment will be at Belmont Park Cemetery.

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MARCELLA J. 'MARCIE' HOLMES CAVANAUGH

NILES – Marcella J. “Marcie” Holmes Cavanaugh, 85, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Humility House in Austintown, following a long illness.

She was born in Youngstown on Feb. 26, 1929, the daughter of Luke F. and Isabelle (Fitzgerald) Finn.

She was a 1947 graduate of Ursuline High School, a 1971 graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Education Degree, and in 1980, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Curriculum. She taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Jefferson, Washington and Jackson schools in Niles for over 24 years and retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Stephen Church, where she was a lector, and the Niles Catholic Women's Club, where she held the office of secretary. Marcie was instrumental in developing the St. Stephen School Library. She was a life member of Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Trumbull County Retired Teachers, Niles Scope, Niles Historical Society and was an avid Cleveland Indians Fan.

Marcie is survived by her husband, Thomas D. Cavanaugh, whom she married on Aug. 7, 1982; son Michael Holmes of Niles; three daughters, Charlene (William) Rabel of Mineral Ridge, Karen (Michael) Schimley of Niles, Joyce (Russell) Clay of Niles; three step-daughters, Kathleen (John) Lamantia of Anchorage, Alaska, Kelly (Jerry) Wildes of Lowellville, Cheryl (James) Fee of Porta Guda, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, Billy Rabel, Brian Rabel, Katie Schimley, Kyle Schimley, Thomas Clay, Tricia Clay, Erin Clay, Michael Holmes, Lisa Holmes, John Lamantia, Casey Englebaugh, Anthony Genovese, Jacqueline Lucas, Katlyn Genovese; 6 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John L. Finn of Austintown, William J. Finn of Farmington Hills, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Alfred Holmes, whom she married on Sept. 16, 1950, and who died on March 5, 1975; and a brother, Donald Finn.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Church. The Rev. John Jerek will be the celebrant.

Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Church, 129 West Park Ave., Niles, OH 44446, or Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, OH 44515.

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ROY FREDERICK DAUGHERTY

AUSTINTOWN - Roy Frederick Daugherty, 95, passed away in Austintown on Sept. 15, 2014. “Fritz,” as he was known, had lived in Austintown since 1955.

He was born in New Albany, Ohio on Sept. 10, 1919.

He graduated from Greenford High School and worked in Lisbon for Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) as an auto mechanic. He entered the U.S. Army with the outbreak of World War II, and did his basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. He served in the 3rd Infantry Division with many heroes. He was part of a mortar team in the 3rd Infantry Regiment and crossed the Atlantic to his first D-Day invasion of Casablanca, Morocco in November of 1942.

He was part of the Honor Guard for the Casablanca Conference with Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill in January of 1943. Subsequent D-Day landings were at Sicily in July of 1943, and Anzio, Italy in January of 1944. His company was involved in vicious fighting in Acerno near Salerno, Mt. Rotundo, near Monte Cassino, and in Anzio. God’s provident hand remained over him throughout these battles. Fritz was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945.

Fritz returned to Standard Oil in Lisbon, where he met Martha L. Foster. They married in Salem, in February of 1950. In 1955, they moved to Austintown, where Fritz became a new service station manager. He was well-known for a spotless station and premier service. He remained a manager with Standard Oil until retirement in 1984.

Fritz belonged to the Austintown Community Church, where he served as an usher and participated in the food pantry distributions. He was active in the church “Brunch Bunch,” where he enjoyed many years of fellowship and service. He was a founding member of the Austintown Fitch Boys Cross Country Booster Club, The Tag-Alongs, and served as their first president in 1972.

Fritz will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Martha Foster Daugherty; son and daughter-in-law Daryl and Jamey Daugherty of Indianapolis; and daughter and son-in-law Donis and Matthew Petnuch of Pittsburgh. He will be missed by his five grandchildren, Patrick Daugherty, Andrew Daugherty, Brian Petnuch, Craig Petnuch, and Jill Petnuch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence H. and Cora M. Daugherty; sister Norma Dene Lozier; and brother Lowell Daugherty.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the entire staff at Clare Bridge of Austintown. Their love and caring attention was extraordinary.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by interment at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Austintown Community Church, 246 South Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown, OH 44515.

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CHARLES B. EVERLY

STRUTHERS - Charles B. Everly,  died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Briarfield at Ashley Circle Nursing Home.

Mr. Everly was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Youngstown, a son of Charles and Mary Tokar Everly.

Chuck worked at the LTV Coke Plant in maintenance for 28 years, until the plant shut down.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW 3538 in Struthers.

Chuck loved the Atlanta Braves, meeting with friends at Dunkin Donuts, and playing cards.

His wife, the former Maxine Malkovits, whom he married Feb. 4, 1956, died in 1979.

He leaves behind one daughter, Glenda Cuddy of Hubbard; one son, Charles E. Everly of Pennsylvania; one sister, Mary Ann Cipriano of Vermont; two grandchildren, Jerod (Ashlee) Everly and Gabriel Cuddy; one great-grandchild, Lily; and his fiancé, Fran Douglas of Youngstown, whom he loved very much.

Besides his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by three brothers, Martin, Francis, and Patrick Everly.

There will be no calling hours or services.

Arrangements are being handled by Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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MARIE MILLER ESTOK

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. – Mrs. Marie Miller Estok, 74, formerly of Coitsville, passed peacefully on Aug. 17, 2014, at the Hospice House in Williamsburg.

Marie was born on May 12, 1940, in Youngstown, the daughter of Willard E. and Margaret Miller.

She graduated from North High School in 1959, and studied at Youngstown State University. She married, started her family and lived in Hubbard, before moving to Struthers, where she was very active in many community activities. Marie was a member of the Coitsville Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Coitsville Garden Club and enjoyed gardening and flower arranging.

Marie moved to Virginia with her family, where she served as a Stephen’s Minister through the United Methodist Church in Seaford, Va. Through this service, she made many new friends who enhanced her life. She always kept in touch with her lifelong special friends in Ohio. She also drove school bus, worked at Busch Gardens, and Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown, Va., and belonged to the Homemakers Club in Brandywine. Marie always enjoyed all family gatherings and loved to see her grandchildren.

Survivors are, her husband, Thomas Estok of Seaford, Va.; a son, Thomas M. Estok (Phillip Cabibi) of Williamsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Suzanne (Kevin) Norsworthy of Barhamsville, Va., Mrs. Heather (Shawn) McLaughlin of Toano, Va., and Leigh Ann (Jason) Koptish of New Kent, Va.; six grandchildren, Mason and Maddie Norsworthy, Kaleigh and Davis McLaughlin, and Noah and Parker Ann Koptish; two sisters, Mrs. Joyce (Bruce) Wiggins of Columbiana and Phyllis Johnson of Coitsville; a brother, Jay E. Miller of Coitsville; and nephews and nieces.

A private memorial service was held in Williamsburg on Sept. 6, and burial was at the Jackson Coitsville Cemetery in Coitsville.

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IRENE B. GRYBOS GALMISH

POLAND - Memorial services will be held at noon, Friday, at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, for Irene B. Grybos Galmish, 84, who passed away peacefully Friday afternoon.

Irene was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of Frank and Eleanor Szary Grybos.

She was a 1947 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Youngstown College. Irene was a Dental Hygenist for Dr. Robertson and was a member of St. Dominic Church.

A devoted wife, she loved spending time with her family, baking, cooking, and reading.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Robert W. Galmish, whom she married July 8, 1950; a son, Glenn R. Galmish of Kennesaw, Ga.; a daughter, Cindy Galmish of Chicago; and two grandchildren, MacAurthur Galmish and Justin Galmish, both of Kennesaw.

Besides her parents, Irene was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Galmish; five brothers, Atty. Anthony, Ted, Leonard, Carl, and Danny Gybros; and a sister, Helen Telego.

Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Fox Funeral Home.

Material tributes can be made in Irene’s memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Family and friends my visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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MARILYN LOUISE (BEAGLE) GAY

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – Marilyn Louise (Beagle) Gay, 65, formerly of Leavittsburg, died peacefully at 12:28 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2014, at Hospice of Palm Beach County, following a short illness.

She was born July 22, 1949, in Warren, the daughter of George and Armina Beagle.

Marilyn graduated from LaBrae High School in 1967, and from Kent State University, with a degree in Education. She later received her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University.

She was married to Blaine Michael Gay for 36 years until his death in 2009.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Gay Hyatt and Sarah Gay, and one grandson, Sawyer Hyatt, all of West Palm Beach, where Marilyn had resided since 2010. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and a wide circle of friends.

Marilyn was an elementary school teacher with the LaBrae Local School District for 28 years until she retired in 2010. She was named a Jennings Scholar by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for her work as an outstanding classroom educator. Marilyn loved to paint, read, and travel with her family. She was a volunteer baby cuddler in the neonatal unit at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and was part of the volunteer program at JFK Medical Center in Lantana, Fla.

Her parents and one brother, Gerald E. Beagle, preceded her in death.

Calling hours will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren, on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at Pine Knoll Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Kidney Foundation, 2831 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115-2606; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Please visit www.robertsclarkchapel.com to view this obituary and to send online condolences.

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DENNIS M. GALLO

YOUNGSTOWN - Dennis M. Gallo, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

He was born July 30, 1953, in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Alice Lucas Gallo.

He was a well-known and admired musician, playing throughout the local area and country. He is a 1971 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and had attended Youngstown State University and the Akron National Institute of Massotherapy. He was a self employed massotherapy assistant and a member of OSMTA (Ohio State Massage Therapy Association).

He enjoyed golf and martial arts and was a member of the National Federation of Musicians.

Surviving him, besides his parents of Youngstown, is a sister, Valerie Cusick, also of Youngstown, and a neice and nephew, Angel and Michael Cusick.

At Dennis’ request, there are no calling hours.

Arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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DAVID P. 'JOHN' HUNT

STRUTHERS - David P. “John” Hunt, 71, passed away peacefully Monday night, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home.

David was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of the late Paul and Juanita Mayberry Hunt, and came to the Youngstown area in the mid-1950s.

He worked for more than 20 years at International Paper Company, retiring in the mid-1980s. He also worked as a self-employed painter and handyman.

John proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed drag racing, woodworking, camping, and computers. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends.

John will be sadly missed by his daughters, Melissa L. (David) Binion of Hubbard and Melinda L. Bonetti of Struthers; his grandchildren, Amber Vukovich, Lea Bonetti, Cheryl Binion, Danielle Binion, Haley Bonetti, and Brandon Binion; his sister, Paula Faye Beatty of Austintown; his brothers, Leland Hunt of Austintown and Alan Hunt of Mogodore; his fiancé, Marge Jones Grundy, with whom he shared his home; and by Marge’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, David’s wife, Cheryl Carter Hunt, whom he married Aug. 3, 1968, and his step-father, Peter Kobly, who helped raise him, are deceased.

Family and friends may gather from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.

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MICHAEL ALLEN CLAY INFANT

AUSTINTOWN - Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Michael Allen Clay, who passed away unexpectedly Sunday at home.

Michael was born Sept. 4, 2014, in Youngstown, to Justin Clay and Sarah Morrison.

He will be greatly missed by his parents, both of Austintown; a sister, Alora Thomas; grandparents Jay and Christy Clay of Austintown, Simone Morrison of Alabama and John Morrison III of Louisville; two aunts, Megan Clay and Rachel Clay of Austintown; uncles Kyle and Jason Clay, both of Austintown, Jamie and Launa (Lynn) Scott of Canfield, John Morrison IV and Zachary Morrison, both of Austintown, Brayden Morrison of Louisville, Ohio, and Brian Fraizer of Pennsylvania; and great-grandparents, Linda Clay-Sopp, John Owen, and John and Elizabeth Morrison.

Michael was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Jeannie Owen and uncle Matthew Clay.

Family and friends may call Friday for one hour prior to the service.

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SANDRA LEE NECASTER

NORTH JACKSON – Sandra Lee NeCaster, 65, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center, following an extended illness.

She was born Sandra Lee Humberston on Nov. 16, 1948, in Youngstown, the daughter of Homer C. and Willa E. Humberston.

After graduating from Jackson-Milton High in 1966, she lived in various parts of the country, before settling back in North Jackson, until her death.

She was employed by Kaufmann’s Distribution Center in North Jackson, until they closed. She was then employed by Delphi in Warren, until her death.

Sandy was an avid gardener, who enjoyed displaying her produce at the Canfield Fair and winning many ribbons. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, Thomas NeCaster, whom she married in 1992; her five children, Candy (Lee) Little of Grand Ledges, Mich., Mitchell Behon of Salem, Charles (Heather) Behon of Austintown, James (Wendy) Behon of Lordstown, and Melissa (Mark) Behon of North Jackson; and 10 grandchildren, Michael, Melanie, Jessica, Autumn, Ryan, James, Alex, Nathan, Emily, and James W.

She will be greatly missed by her sisters, Joyce Hillman of North Jackson and June (John) Tobin of Niles, and her nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Homer C. and Willa E. Humberston, and her brother, Charles (Bill) Humberston, preceded her in death.

Calling hours will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel on Thursday, with a memorial service at 6 p.m. Dinner to follow the services at the Bailey Road Baptist Church in North Jackson.

The family request that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

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

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TYRANE LEON PARDUE

ADELPHI, MD. - Mr. Tyrane Leon Pardue, departed this life Sept. 10, 2014, unexpectedly, at his home.

Tyrane was born Dec. 9, 1954, in Youngstown, a son of Leon Richard and Lucille Miller Pardue.

He graduated from North High School in 1972, and went to Vincennes University on a Track Scholarship. He joined the U.S. Army in August 1975, and was a medic while in the military. Following his discharge he was employed for Walter Reed Medical Center in the medical field, retiring Aug. 11, 2011. Tyrane was loved by all who knew him.

He leaves to cherish his memories and rejoice in his peace, his loving wife, Rachelle; three sons, Tyrane Jr., Chad and Dominic; three sisters, Sheila (Cicero) Lampley and Claudette (Carey) King, both of Youngstown and Alexis Pardue of Maryland; two granddaughters; three nieces, Sabrina (Norman) Francis, Laponica Lampley and Sherry King; a nephew, Parnell (Stephanie) Pardue; six great-nephews; four great-nieces; and a host of other relatives, family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Grant Pardue.

Services will be held Thursday, at the First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 602 N. St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Local arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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JULIA 'JULIE' IRENE (KALMER) SKAROSI

GREENVILLE, PA. – Julia “Julie” Irene (Kalmer) Skarosi, 92, of 68 North Wood St., peacefully passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Julie was born on June 2, 1922, in Youngstown, to Joseph and Caroline (Dora) Kalmer.

She attended Chaney High School in Youngstown. She was a devoted member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Sharon, Pa., where she married her husband of 45 years, Joseph Skarosi. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1985.

She was a homemaker who welcomed everyone and made them feel comfortable and loved. Julie was a kind, compassionate and loving woman. Any task that the Lord gave her was done without complaint or hesitation. Her most important asset was her faith and love of God. Her children have been blessed with her legacy and are fortunate to have this strong faith passed down to them.

Julie was always involved with a project, especially crocheting, quilting, and making crafts. She also made beautiful beaded jewelry that she shared with her family. She was a great Hungarian cook who prepared her meals with love and enjoyed seeing her children and grandchildren carry on her traditions.

Julie woke up each day with a thankful heart and quick smile for her loved ones. Even at 92, she put on her make-up, wore her jewelry, and had her hair perfect. She did this with a humble and beautiful spirit.

Julie’s family is very appreciative of the special people who comforted her as she made her way to heaven. She was blessed with many wonderful miracles throughout her life, even during her final days.

Survivors include her three daughters, Beverly J. Hazlett, Judith K. Scibetta, and Diane E. Carpenter and her husband, Rudy. Her grandchildren include Cari Sue Hazlett, David Hazlett, Julie (Hazlett) Vietmeier and husband Darrin, Joanna (Scibetta) Faber and husband Robert, Joseph Scibetta, Jon Carpenter, and Jena (Carpenter) Rummel and husband Kris. Her great-grandchildren include Sara (Giardina) Huffmyer and husband Jake, Stephen Giardina and wife Farran, Andrew Giardina and companion Bianca Copcutt, Devin Hazlett, Kailey Hazlett, Eva Hazlett, Tanner Vietmeier, Colton Vietmeier, Brett Vietmeier; Sam Faber, Luke Faber and Emily Lewis. She was also blessed with a great-great-grandchild, Harper Giardina. Also surviving are one sister, Margaret Pecchio, and sisters-in-law Lucy Kalmer and Shirley Skarosi.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, David Hazlett and Carmen Scibetta; four brothers, Joseph, Frank, John, and Martin Kalmer; and three sisters, Annie Balog, Caroline Henerfo, and Mary Evanovich.

If you find it in your heart to make a memorial contribution in Julia’s name, please do so to the charity of your choice.

Friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, 124 Main St., in Sharpsville, Pa.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, with Pastor James Moose officiating.

Interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Pa.

Family and friends may visit www.donaldsonmohney.com to express online condolences.

Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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WANDA V. SYNOWKA

MCDONALD - Wanda V. Synowka, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 5:59 p.m., in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Wanda was born on Jan. 18, 1923, in Campbell, the daughter of the late Valentine and Veronica (Krzys) Bienko, and was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.

A graduate of cosmetology school, Wanda was a licensed cosmetologist.

A homemaker, Wanda was a longtime and faithful member of the former Christ Our King Catholic Church in Warren, where she was an active member of the 50+ Club and Altar and Rosary Society. Wanda was most recently a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.

She enjoyed crocheting and doing crafts. She enjoyed the challenges of word search puzzles, but most of all, Wanda enjoyed her 19 great-grandchildren, who were all the lights of her eye.

Wanda was married on April 12, 1947, to Joseph M. Synowka and they were married for 47 years until his passing on Christmas Day 1994. Together they shared the love of four daughters, Carolyn (Martin) Olshanski of Cranberry, Pa., Kathleen (Ronald) Wagner of Bethel Park, Pa., Deborah Sniezek and Lynette Datchuck, with whom she made her home.

She is also survived by a sister, Stella Binko of Campbell; nine grandchildren, Brad (Rhonda) Olshanski, Krysia (Jeffery) Zancosky, Michael (Megan) Wagner, Ron (Jamie) Wagner, Deanna (Rodney) Gonzalez, Jaclyn (Tyler) Maertz, Teresa Sniezek, Kevin Datchuk and Kelli (Ron) Paden; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Joe, Wanda was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Theodore and Albert Binko; and sisters Valerie Sweetko, Loretta Kaffel, Ann Elson and Virginia Crnarich.

Family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, from 8 to 8:45 a.m., all at the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home, 727 E. Market St., Warren.

Funeral services will begin Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, with closing prayers to be said at 8:50 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Edward Stafford officiating, at St. Rose Church, 48 E. Main St., Girard. Burial will immediately follow in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Wanda’s name to the American Heart of American Diabetes Associations.

Family and friends may visit www.sinchakandsons.com to view this tribute and share condolences to the Synowka family.

Caring and professional arrangements for the Synowka family are entrusted to the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home.

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JOHN GLENN SIMON

BOARDMAN - John Glenn Simon, 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon.

He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Honolulu, a son of John and Ida Pimento Gomes Jr.

John worked as an installer for Ohio Bell Telephone Company and was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. He was a radio operator in the Navy. John leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Sally Huddleston of Boardman; a sister, Eleanor Dawson of Virginia; four grandchildren, Jacob Simon of Arizona, Garrett (Andrea) Hassay of Boardman, Terrance Hassay of Hubbard and Taylor (Ric) Griffith of Youngstown; and three great-grandchildren, Garret David, Brandon and Destiny.

Besides his parents John was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Simon, and a daughter, Susan A. Hassay.

There are no calling hours or funeral services.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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CARL EDWARD 'EDDIE' GILMORE SR

YOUNGSTOWN - A graveside service, celebrating the life of Mr. Carl Edward “Eddie” Gilmore Sr., will be held Sept. 18, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Mr. Gilmore departed this life Aug. 15, 2014, at his residence in Youngstown.

Mr. Gilmore was born Nov. 11, 1950, in Memphis, Tenn., a son of Grady and Deloice Williams Gilmore.

He was a graduate of North High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1971. He was formerly employed as a truck driver with Tamco for 32 years and enjoyed baseball, riding his motorcycle and fishing.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Grady Gilmore of Memphis; his mother, Deloice Gilmore of St. Louis; his children, Lisa M. (Charles) Blackmon of Youngstown, Carl E. (Damara) Jr. of Austintown, and Tiarra (Anthony) Kornegay of Youngstown; four sisters, Margaret L. Gilmore of Michigan, Evelyn (Clifton) Wilbon of Youngstown, Bridget (Ronald) Dupree of St. Louis, and Cherie T. Gilmore of Hazelwood, Mo.; three brothers, Charles G. (Theresa) Gilmore of Fenton, Mo., Anthony (Yati) Gilmore of Dubai, India, Michael (Teresa) Gilmore of Lantana, Texas; his aunts, who reared him, Lurlene (William) Taylor and Kavillion Felder; two brothers-in-law, Zenith and Marcel Lawrence, all of Youngstown; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and dear friends including, Chuck Gordon and Chuck McCrae.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doretha Lawrence; his grandparents, who reared him, Vance and Eula Williams; his uncle, Charlie Clay; and his friend, Ezekiel Felder.

Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

Ministry of comfort provided by J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.

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SUSAN J. SUMMERS

WEST MIDDLESEX - A celebration of life for family and friends will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bogey’s Riverside Banquet Center for Susan J. Summers, 70, formerly of Campbell, who passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Sue was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Helen Guerilla Gubany.

She was a 1962 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.

Sue was a member of the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. John Catholic Church and the Slovak Cultural Society. Also, she was involved in restoring Pioneer Methodist Cemetery and active in the Campbell Bicentennial Celebration. One of her most valuable contributions to the area was being co-author of the book Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley that followed the lives of Slovak immigrants to this area.

Sue loved traveling and visited 49 out of the 50 states and many international destinations, including Eastern Europe and Slovakia. She touched many lives with her laughter and warm smile. She was always the life of the party and will be sorely missed.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Helen; her husband, Leonard, whom she married, Sept. 27, 1969; one daughter, Missy (Jay) Scheetz of Canfield; grandsons Zach and Josh of Canfield; sister Patricia (David) Felger of Newnan, Ga.; a brother, Donald “Buzz” (Carol) Gubany of Liberty; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sue Summers Memorial Scholarship Fund at Huntington Bank.

The Summers family has entrusted the arrangements of their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell.

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

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MARGARITA C. SANTIAGO

YOUNGSTOWN - Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, for Mrs. Margarita C. Santiago, 76, of Youngstown, who departed this life Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Margarita was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, a daughter of Andres and Rosario Maldonado Rodriguez.

A devoted and loving homemaker, Margarita enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and loved her plants and flowers. She was considered “Everybody’s Mom,” and was a mentor to many. Margarita never met a stranger and had a heart of gold.

Her husband, Julio R. Santiago, whom she married in 1959, passed away Sept. 14, 1994.

She leaves to cherish her memory, five children, Joe Roldan of Tacoma, Wash., Julia Knox of Houston, Millie DeLoach, Nancy Correa Santiago and Lynn Santiago all of Youngstown; a brother, Julio Rodriguez of Chicago; two sisters, Delores Rangel of Ponce, and Gladys Rodriguez of Wisconsin; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three children, Johnny, David and Julius Santiago; and a sister, Carmen Mercado.

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

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MARGARET M. TROMBITAS

LIBERTY, MO. - Margaret M. Trombitas, 90, formerly of Niles, died Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Liberty, Missouri.

She was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Pauline Dezee Pauson.

She was a graduate of Lockport High School in Lockport, Ill., a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Niles, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and a volunteer at Hillside Hospital.

She enjoyed singing, art, musicals, the theatre, and loved watching football with her husband.

Her husband, Charles G. Trombitas, whom she married May 10, 1947, died Dec. 5, 2013.

Margaret, who was a loving wife and mother, will be deeply missed by two sons, Larry Trombitas of Niles, and Mark Trombitas (Renee) of Poland; two daughters, Charmaine DeVite (Edward) of Liberty, Mo., and Charlyn DeCola (John) of Howland; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Pauson.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the 7:30 p.m. funeral service, Thursday, at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, with Bishop Edward A. Devite of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating.

Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences.

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GEORGE H. WRAY

HUBBARD - George H. Wray, 87, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Sharon, Pa., a son of George I. and Marian A. Harkless Wray, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Wray was an electrician for GATX for 39 years, before retiring in 1985. He was of the Methodist faith and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. George enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time with family and watching sports on T.V.

He leaves his wife, the former Ruth D. Clark, whom he married March 9, 1945; a son, George H. Wray Jr. of Hubbard; a daughter, Linda (William) Haydu of Niles; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Florence Saker; and a brother, Clarence L. Wray.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 145 Locust St., Akron, OH 44302.

Interment will be at Corner House Cemetery.

Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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WILLIAM R. WOOTEN

VIENNA - William R. Wooten, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Campus Health Care in Liberty Township.

Mr. Wooten was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Youngstown, the son of George and Julia (Bishop) Wooten.

He worked as a roofer for 50 years, retiring in 1990.

William’s first marriage, to Aurelia Hannis, was on March 2, 1957.

His partner of 35 years, Jean Augustinsky, died in February of 2012.

William enjoyed building cars and going to car shows. He was a big fan of NASCAR and he loved to play botchy and just being with his family and friends.

He leaves behind, four daughters, Georgia Silver of Youngstown, Carol Schofield of Boardman, Patty Johnson of Rock Hill, S.C., and Marcy Dickey of Youngstown; 11 grandchildren, Denise Green, Angela Cochran, Darlene Schofield, Stephanie Dickey, John Dickey, Billy Johnson, Bobby Dickey Jr., Shonene Dickey, Holly Harkleroad, April Silver and Carly Silver; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A son, Robert Dickey; a grandson, Kevin P. Silver Jr.; and his partner of 35 years, Jean Augustinsky, preceded William in death.

Calling hours for William will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. at the Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.

The family would like to thank Campus Health Care for all the love and care that they displayed for Mr. Wooten.

Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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