AUSTINTOWN - James Earnest Adams, 76, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus April 4, 2014, at the St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
James Earnest Adams was born on July 2, 1937, in Kimball, W.Va. to Joe Clifford Adams and Retha Blunt Adams. James moved from West Virginia to Elyria in the late 1960s.
He was employed as a press operator at Timms Spring Company for 31 years. Recently, he was an Independent Associate for Prepaid Legal and as Independent Distributor for Dri Wash Products.
James was formerly a member of the Park Street Seventh-day Adventist Church in Oberlin and was engaged in ministry in the Sabbath School Department and served as Adventist Youth Leader. He joined the Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2004, but health problems prevented regular attendance.
James served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was involved in boxing and football. James service took him to such interesting places as Casablanca, Morocco and also parts of Europe.
Mr. Adams found much enjoyment in crossword puzzles. James had an ardent love for the TV show Jeopardy. He could speedily answer questions and held a wealth of knowledge of astronomy.
James leaves to lovingly cherish his memory his wife, Maggie Hatchett Adams, who he affectionately called Angel; his brother, Henry Russell of Youngstown; nephews, Henry Russell Jr. (Sharon), Jeffery Russell of Youngstown, and Robert Jackson (Jacqueline) of Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Essell Russell; niece, Shelia Russell; and uncle, Simon Blunt.
The family would like to thank the staff of Briarfield Manor for the compassionate care extended to James.
Memorial services will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 108 W. Indianola St. in Youngstown.
Professional services entrusted to the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
CANFIELD There will be services at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Old North Church of Canfield for Betty Jane Bowden, 91, who passed away Sunday evening at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.
Mrs. Bowden was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of Lamont L. and Mary Rochford Longstreet.
She was a January of 1941 graduate of East High School and worked at Carnegie Illinois Steel Co., in the cost accounting department.
Betty had served as president of the Canfield Republican Womens Club from 1978 to 1982. She was a member of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women. She chaired the Summer Concerts on the Green in Canfield, delivered Meals on Wheels, and has been active in various local civil groups.
Betty attended the Canfield Presbyterian Church and most recently, the Old North Church of Canfield.
She took pride in keeping a good home and in raising her children. She also enjoyed playing Bridge, loved to cook, and planting her flowers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. Most recently, Betty loved to have a good cup of tea while watching her birds and squirrels in her backyard.
She leaves her children, Karen L. (Bowden) Ruck of Wapakoneta, Gary A. (Kathy) Bowden of Apopka, Fla., Roger T. Bowden of Canfield, and Lori L. Bowden of Canfield; her sister, Dolores Renzenbrink of Poland; her grandchildren, Michelle Hards, Todd Ruck, Brian Ruck, and Scott Bowden; and her great-grandchildren, Kristen, Kaitlyn, and Kendra Hards, Emma Ruck, and Lauren and Leyton Ruck.
Her husband of 61 years, Stanley T. Bowden, whom she married June 22, 1941, passed away Nov. 1, 2002. Her sister, Marjorie McCarthy and two infant sisters, Evelyn and Edna Mae Longstreet are also deceased.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Old North Church of Canfield, 7105 Herbert Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
GIRARD Judy Lynn McWilliams Cvetkovich, 55, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House in Poland.
She was born April 15, 1959, the daughter of James and Sarah Stofko McWilliams.
Judy was a homemaker and her greatest joys were crafting and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.
Judy leaves behind her husband, Richard Cvetkovich of 34 years; three children, Mark (Amber) Cvetkovich of Howland, Edward Cvetkovich and Richard Cvetkovich II, both of Girard; two beautiful grandchildren, Jacob and Katelyn Cvetkovich; two brothers, Jim JJ McWilliams of Vienna and Tim McWilliams of Howland; and a sister, Cathy Burton of East Liverpool.
Now that she has passed on from this world to the next, she is reunited with her son,, Baby Boy Cvetkovich; her sister, Margaret Kijowski; mother and father, Sarah and James McWilliams; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Katherine and John Cvetkovich.
Cremation has taken place and per her wishes, no services will be held.
Arrangements are being held by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Family and friends may visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences.
LAKEWOOD - Joanne V. Davey, 54, passed away April 12, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of Howard for 30 years; cherished mother of Jessica and four-legged child Chloe; loving daughter of Joseph and Rita Criscione; dear sister of Elaine, Shelly, Joey and Mikey; and sister-in-law, aunt, and friend of many. Joanne was a fighter until the end.
Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Jardine Funeral Home, 15822 Pearl Road in Strongsville. A memorial service will follow at noon at Jardines.
Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joannes honor to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cleveland Cremation.
COLUMBIANA Robert K. Henderson, 77, passed away Saturday morning, April 12, at his home.
Mr. Henderson was born March 10, 1937, in Kent, a son of Orlen and Margaret (Mehwinny) Henderson.
Robert, a 1956 graduate of East Palestine High School, decided to serve his country by joining the U.S. Marine Corps that same year. He was stationed in Okinawa and rose to the level of Corporal before his honorable discharge in 1960.
Bob married the former Marcia Bevington Aug. 15, 1963, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
He owned and operated his own business, Henderson Office Supply, a staple in Columbiana, for 33 years. He also was owner of the Greenford Country Store for five years.
To say he enjoyed golfing would be an understatement. He participated in various golf tournaments, programs, leagues, and made more holes-in-ones than can be counted. He loved the Cleveland Indians, but loved watching his grandsons playing baseball even more. He was a member of the Salem Hills Golf Club and supported the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce. He also met with fellow 1956 East Palestine graduates for lunch once a month to get together and catch up.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory his wife, Marcia; his daughter, Sis Birch and husband Jim and son, Matt Henderson and wife Lily Mae, all of Lisbon; grandsons Levi and Seth Birch; a brother, Terry Henderson and wife Yonny of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Caroline Dilz and husband Al of Cincinnati, and Marlyn Blythe and Fredia Bevington, both of Columbiana; his beloved dog, Ginger; and cat, Butch.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Edward; sister-in-law Joanne Stephens and husband Jack; and brothers-in-law Bill Blythe and Charles Bevington.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm St., Columbiana.
Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 290 of Columbiana at the Columbiana Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Roberts memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, The Humane Society of Columbiana County, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem, OH 44460, or American Legion Post 290, 44403 State Route 14, Columbiana, OH 44408.
The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.
CANFIELD - There will be services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, for Helen Elizabeth Clay Hood, 90, who died early Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Helen was born June 7, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of Howard and Dorothy Lewis Clay.
Helen was a homemaker and previously had been employed as a sales clerk and gift wrapper at McKelveys Department Store in downtown Youngstown, during the 1940s.
She was a 1941 graduate of Canfield High School. Helen was a member of the Canfield Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. She had also been a member of the choir at the Burton Congregational Church in Burton. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She also enjoyed volunteering at local hospitals and going shopping. Helen was a former member of several womens clubs.
Helens husband, Vernon, whom she married May 26, 1944, died Nov. 21, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter, Tamara (Joseph) Merando of Canfield; her son, Tim (Ramey) Hood of San Diego; her brother, Curtis (Sandy) Clay of Canfield; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her son, Tom Hood; and her twin sister, Mary Jane Burt.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
CUYAHOGA FALLS Katherine Manolukas Kyriakides, 93, died April 13, 2014.
Born in Youngstown, she was a graduate of South High School and Youngstown College. A member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, she had been past president of both the Summit County Medical Auxiliary and the Philoptochos Society Melissa and was a member of the Doctors Belles Singing Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Anastasius H. Kyriakides; daughter Thalia Economus; brothers George and Nicholas (Maria) Manolukas; and brother-in-law Lambros Pappas.
She is survived by her son, Herodotus (Louise) Kyriakides; son-in-law Atty. George (Judy) Economus; grandchildren Constantine G. (Renae) Economus MD, Katherine (Robert ) Soule, Atty. Basil G. (Bethany) Economus, Mary Katherine (Dr. Constantine) Tsigrelis, Anastasius Herodotus, Anne Louise, and Billie Christina Kyriakides; great-grandchildren Anastasia, Mary Oliver, William and Thalia Soule, Thalia and Constance Economus, George, Marie and Oliver Economus, Katherine and Thalia Tsigrelis; and sister Georgia Pappas.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cuyahoga Falls Sunrise Assisted Living for their kind and loving care.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. Fr. Jerry F. Hall officiating.
Entombment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call at the Billow Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N. Miller Road, today from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Trisagion service at 6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Building Fund, 129 S. Union St., Akron OH 44304.
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GIRARD - Marie E. Lena Munnell, 91, passed away early Monday evening, April 14, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Marie was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Niles, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Pascarella Baragona, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Munnell was a graduate of Girard High School, and became a homemaker, who dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family. She also worked as a hairdresser and beautician for over 30 years, known as Lena, and worked for Kay Beauty Salon.
She was a member of St. Rose Church, where she was a volunteer, and active in many church projects.
Marie loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and was known to all of them as G.M.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Pedrick, with whom she made her home; two grandchildren, Zeke R. Pedrick and Zach Pedrick; a great-granddaughter, Penney Lane Pedrick; and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Robert N. Munnell, whom she married in 1954, passed away in 1985. A son, Larry Goudy; and three brothers, Louis, Albert, and Salvatore, also preceded her in death.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Rose Church in Girard.
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CAMPBELL - Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Wasko Funeral Home, with Fr. Michael Swierz officiating, for, Dennis A. Cheeks Osman, 38, beloved son, brother, and uncle, who passed away Monday, April 14, 2014.
Dennis was born, Nov. 20, 1975, in Youngstown, the son of Dr. Richard and Rosemarie Kocanyar Osman.
He attended St. Joseph the Provider School, and was a 1994 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.
A lifelong resident, Cheeks owned and operated Buds Pub and Sub in Youngstown, and was a loved and respected member of the business community. He was extremely generous, donating time, money, and food to various community festivals and fund raisers.
Cheeks was an avid sports fan who also enjoyed playing cards and darts. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and his many, many friends.
Cheeks will be dearly missed by his mother, Rosemarie; brothers, Richard, Russell, David and Douglas; sisters-in-law, Christina and Jennifer; nephews, Alec and Nathan; nieces, Alyssa and Vanessa; and his girlfriend, Melissa Dubos.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Richard Osman; his brother, Daniel P. Osman; and his maternal grandparents, Peter and Faye Kocanyar.
The Osman family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends on Thursday evening, after the funeral service, from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Interment will be held at St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Cheeks family condolences.
AUSTINTOWN - John Joseph Polcha, 75, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014.
He was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Farrell, Pa., to the late John and Mary Polcha.
Left to mourn Johns passing are his four children, Jennifer, Justin, Chris, and Lauren Polcha; four grandchildren; two sisters; his uncle, Adam Polcha; his sister-in-law, Dorothy Mucha Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 36 years, Betty Mucha Polcha.
Family will receive friends today, Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, where a memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. Entombment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN - Audrey Zeigler Raines, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 11, 2014, with her loved ones by her side. At her request, there will be no service.
She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Campbell.
Audrey graduated from South High School in June of 1950, married her husband, John Thomas Raines Jr. that July.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a full time homemaker.
She leaves to cherish her memory , four daughters, Janice and Barbara Raines of California, Richard and Debra Raines Bryant of Baden, Pa., and Sharon Raines-Finn of Henderson, Nev.; a grandson, Ronald Raines; and great-grandsons, Donald and Damon Rains of California.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband; mother, Zella Zeigler; and cherished uncles and aunts.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
GIRARD Charles R. Cooker BRMC Harrison Sr., 68, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 13, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Charles was born Jan. 8, 1946, in Minerva, the son of Edward and Marie Harver.
He had worked for CCPI, Inc. in Blanchester, for their robotics maintenance department, retiring in 2009.
Cooker was a member of the Brothers Regime Motorcycle Club, a lifetime member of the NRA, the Youngstown Rifle and Pistol Club and the National Association of Amateur Radio. He enjoyed his motorcycles, cooking, fishing and shooting.
Charles served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his mother of Girard; his wife, Judi Lemmon, whom he married July 9, 2011; his sons, Matthew (Katlyn) Harrison of Girard, David (Gloria) Harrison of Niles and Charles Bobby Harrison Jr. of South Carolina; stepchildren Heather Shankle of Seattle, Theresa Ailes and Tracey Ailes, both of Florida, and Aaron Ailes of Medina; sisters Charlene Harrison of Cleveland Heights, Karen Harrison of Akron and Becky DeFrank of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard and on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brothers Regime Motorcycle Club, 571 Homeview Ave., in Leavittsburg.
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the Harrison family.
POLAND Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clemente Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at the Christ Our Savior/St. Nicholas Church, both in Struthers, for Leona Lee A. Sandusky, 85, who died Tuesday morning at the Hospice House.
Leona, also known as Lee, was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Struthers, a daughter of John and Anna Anetsko Muller.
She married Andy E. Sandusky on May 26, 1951.
After attending Youngstown College, she worked as a secretary at Metropolitan Life Insurance and worked many years as a receptionist for Dr. Vincent LePore. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and its Altar and Rosary Society and worked bingo for many years. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and was a past president and treasurer. She volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul Society and was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Conference in Struthers at St. Nicholas. Leona loved to golf and was in the PYBS League and enjoyed a glass of homemade wine in the evening. She was a wonderful wife and mother and many held her in their hearts as a giving and loving friend.
Leona leaves her husband, Andy, and two daughters, Mary Lee Sandusky and Lynda (Tony DeLisio) Sandusky of Youngstown. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Muller and, her twin brother, Leo Muller.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes in Leonas name be made to Hospice House at 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, or to St. Vincent DePaul Society at 208 West Front St., Youngstown, OH 44503.
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CAMPBELL Funeral services will be Thursday at noon at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home for Mrs. LaDonna Jean Whatley, 59, who departed this life Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hospice House.
Mrs. Whatley was born May 31, 1954, in Youngstown, a daughter of William and Dorothy Hudson Murphy.
She was a housekeeper at the Ron Joy Nursing Home and a member of the Kingdom Community Church, where she served as an usher. She was also a volunteer for the Salvation Army.
She leaves her husband, Albert Whatley, whom she married in 1981; her children, JaJuan and Juwanna Murphy, all of Youngstown, and Anthony Murphy of Finley, Ohio; siblings Alfred (Dorothy) Davis, Josephine Kennedy, Herbert Davis, Vickie Linn Rodriquez and twins Marty and Arty Murphy, all of Youngstown; and 18 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Victoria Murphy; and a brother, Mitchell Murphy.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road in Youngstown with Pastor Kristin Stroble celebrating for Charles S. Skip Wolfcale, 74, who passed away peacefully Monday, April 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was born May 12, 1939, in Youngstown, the son of Edson and Emily (Best) Wolfcale.
He was a 1958 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and retired from General Motors after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Heritage Presbyterian Church.
Charles was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan. He loved to do woodworking. He and his wife, Margaret also operated Wolfcales Plaster Craft Shop.
Charles will always be lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Margaret Terihay, whom he married on Aug. 15, 1959; three children, Charles A. Wolfcale of Austintown, Edson (Denise) Wolfcale of Ravenna and Emily (Shawn) Danks of New Waterford; seven grandchildren, Charles, Shawn (Chanie), Courtney, Shayn (Emma), Samantha, Edson and Sarah; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Jacob; two sisters, Betty Mae Lee and Valgene Wolfcale, both of Boardman; sister-in-law, Loretta Wolfcale of Lake Placid, Fla.; and his two dogs, Holly and Brodie.
Besides his parents, Charles was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Ellyssa and Erika; and brother, Edson Ike Wolfcale.
Friends may call today, April 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman and again on Thursday, April 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, before the service.
The Wolfcale Family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Highland from the Cleveland Clinic and everyone at Hospice of the Valley for the compassionate care shown to Charles.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and to send condolences to Charles family.