AUSTINTOWN - There will be graveside services in Stamford, Conn., for Mary J. Beardsley, 99, of Victoria House, formerly of Florida, who died Tuesday morning at her residence.
Mary was born May 30, 1915, in Stamford, a daughter of the late Frank and Maria Picciano Cooper, and came to this area in 2006 from Florida.
Her husband, Arnold Beardsley, whom she married Sept. 20, 1952, died Nov. 20, 1982.
She leaves six nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents and her husband, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, including Frank W. Cooper of Canfield, and six sisters.
There are no calling hours.
Arrangements by the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.
Marys family would like to thank Carol, Danielle, and the wonderful staff at Victoria House for all their compassionate care over the past eight years.
Friends and family may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and give their condolences.
STRUTHERS There were private services held on Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, for Roxann M. Carcelli, 63, who passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2014.
Roxann will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her wonderful personality, beautiful smile and her devotion to her family.
She was born Aug. 9, 1951, in Youngstown, the daughter of Fred and Dora (Bovara) Raney, and was a lifelong area resident.
Roxann was a 1969 graduate of Struthers High School.
She was a proud homemaker and devoted her whole life to her family. Roxanns grandchildren were the apple of her eye and for the last five years, they would all take a trip together to Disney World.
She leaves behind, to hold on to her precious memories, her beloved husband of over 45 years, Robert D. Carcelli Jr., whom she married June 21, 1969; two sons, Robert D. III (Erin) Carcelli and Jason (fiancé Aubrey) Carcelli, both of Struthers; three grandchildren, Robert D. IV, Alyssa and Angelina; a sister-in-law, who was more of a sister, Donna (Joe) Sanetrick of Canfield; and her beloved pet dog, Lily.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Rick Carcelli, and her beloved dog, Spike.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Carcelli family.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Roxanns name to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
GIRARD - James Case Hungerford, 62, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Jim was born in Youngstown on March 1, 1952, the son of the late Isabelle (Patton) and George Hungerford.
Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 35 years, Lori; his daughter, Kristen; his son, Jimmy; his sister, Joyce and brother-in-law John Mackey; and his best friend of 57 years, Jim Stevenson.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Jessie Colapietro.
Jim was a 1970 graduate of Hubbard High School. He received his BA and MA degrees in Education from Youngstown State University (YSU). At YSU, he was a member and one-term president of the fraternity, Alpha Phi Delta. Throughout high school and college, he worked for his uncle at Pattons Sparkle Market in Hubbard.
Jim began his teaching career at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Niles and then at Farmington. The majority of his career was spent as an elementary and middle school principal at Bristol and briefly at Farmington. Before retiring from Bristol in 2006, Jim immensely enjoyed planning science fairs and the annual Veterans Day assembly, and taking students to Washington, D.C. He was a very patriotic man and spread this value to his students and the Bristol community in which he served. Jim also coached cross country, basketball, baseball, football, and soccer at several local schools and in the Girard community, including St. Rose. Also, as a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Youngstown, he served as an usher.
Throughout his life, Jim had many hobbies and continued interests. Athletic as a child, he played many sports, especially basketball, and as an adult, for leisure, he enjoyed golf. He was a devoted Cleveland sports fan and always bonded with his son through their love for all things Cleveland. In the warmer months of the year, Jim could be found spending the majority of the day outside, planting flowers, doing yard work, and enjoying nature. His love for nature also included a love for animals, including the three cats that he rescued.
Calling hours will be Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home, 672 Churchill Road in Girard. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, additional calling hours will be held from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Youngstown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Mass will be presided by Monsignor Cariglio.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
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FT. MYERS, FLA. - A celebration of the life of Norma Lindy Kirk was held Saturday, in the sanctuary of the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, located at 8570 Cypress Lake Drive in Ft. Myers. Lindy went home to be with the Lord after losing a brief battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, Oct. 20, with family at her side.
Lindy and her husband of 59 years, Tom, moved to Ft. Myers in 1996 from Youngstown. While in Youngstown, Lindy worked as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She had a true passion for helping others, always putting their needs first. This was evidenced by her leadership positions with Hospice of the Valley, Salvation Army, Help Hotline, 19 years of volunteering at Healthpark Hospital and countless others.
Lindy was a member and usher of the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church.
Lindy was a devoted mother to her five children. She enjoyed making special meals to celebrate birthdays and holidays. She was also a Girl Scout Leader for her daughters troops and a Boy Scout Den Leader for her sons. She loved to do counted cross stitch and made sure each of her children and grandchildren had a Christmas stocking made especially for them.
Lindy was preceded in death by her parents, Myron and Thelma Limburg.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Tom Kirk, whom she married Aug. 6, 1955. Lindy leaves behind a brother, Mike Limburg, who resides in Virginia. Lindy also leaves her children, Pam (Bryan) Kloss, David Kirk, Lisa (David) Mahoney, Doug (Amy) Kirk and Jennifer Hanigosky (Tom Lowry); 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice Care, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
YOUNGSTOWN - Ernest R. Kritzer, 90, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, at AustinWoods Nursing Center.
Ernest was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Butler, Pa., and was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Robert and Goldie McCormick.
Ernest retired from United Van Lines in 1988 as a truck driver after 28 years of exceptional service.
He loved working in his yard, woodcrafting, and being around family and friends.
He leaves two sons, Michael Kritzer and Donald Kritzer; a daughter, Diane Kritzer; two cousins, Frank and Lewis McCormick, whom he considered brothers; three stepchildren, John Polyacko, Mary Ann Robison, and Linda Bragg; 11 grandchildren, Sheena, Haley, Joshua, Jessica, Randi, Rachel, Kaylee, Andrea, Carrie, Dina, and Harley; and 18 great-grandchildren, Austin James, John Thomas, Jaden, Baylee, Aubrey, Jackson, Colbie, Madilyn, Jacob, Rudy, Katie, Cherice, Kesean, Alayna, Azaria, Isaiah, Kylie, and Kelis.
Ernest was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Carrie Polyacko Kritzer, who passed away Sept. 16, 2009; two sisters, Katherine Humphry and Rose Marie Jeannie Bowser; and by a brother, William Kritzer.
Private funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Interment took place at Belmont Park Cemetery in Liberty Township.
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AUSTINTOWN - John Harp James Lyden, 95, formerly of Boardman, passed away Thursday Oct. 23, at AustinWoods Nursing Home.
Harp was born June 17, 1919, in Tourmakadey, Ireland, County Mayo, a son of Michael and Mary Coyne Lyden, and came to the Youngstown area at the age of five.
He graduated from South High School and worked as a superintendent at the Youngstown Water Department. After high school, Harp was involved with the CCC in Montana, which was a very happy time in his life. He was a veteran from the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Staff Sergeant and a Flight Engineer on a B29, serving in Pacific on Saipan. He was a past Commander of Post No. 732 American Legion, a member and co-founder of the Mahoning County Gaelic Society, where he was named Gael of the year when he was 68, and brought Irish step dancing to our area, bringing Claire Burke to Youngstown from Cleveland. He was a long-time parishioner of St. Charles Parish.
Harp leaves behind two daughters, Kathleen (Bob) Pachell of Boardman and Patricia Uphold of Salem; his sister, Margaret Barnhart of Poland; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Harp was preceded in death by his companion of over 30 years, Lucille Berquist; two sons, Joseph and John Lyden; two brothers, Michael and Francis Lyden; and a sister, Nellie Guernsey.
His family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Albani, the staff at AustinWoods Nursing Home and Crossroads Hospice for the compassionate care they extended to Harp.
There will be no calling hours, per Harps request.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.
HERMITAGE, PA. - Irma M. (Bogolin) Lyden, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, following a brief illness.
She was born June 10, 1924, in Moon Run, Pa., the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Trobentar Bogolin.
A lifelong resident of the Shenango Valley, Irma was a graduate of Hickory High School, and she and her late brother, Bill Bogolin, along with their spouses, owned and operated Bogolins Market in Sharon, Pa. The market, which featured fresh cut meats and homemade smoked sausage, was started in 1928 by her parents and finally closed its doors in 1991. A faithful Catholic, Irma attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and loved to recite the rosary each evening. She was a longtime member of SNPJ Lodge 31 and enjoyed attending social functions and events, where she loved to meet new people. Irma had a special place in her heart for all animals, and made sure that any stray or lost pet that crossed her yard was given food and shelter. She was also a longtime Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers fan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Bogolin; and a sister, Dorothy Bogolin.
Irma is survived by her husband of 61 years, Matthew P. Lyden; a daughter, Patricia A. Slomski and her husband, Philip; and a son, William M. Lyden and his wife, Renee, all of Erie, Pa. She is also survived by a grandson, W. Patrick Lyden of Charlotte, N.C., and her beloved cocker spaniel, Precious Casey. She was the aunt of John, Barb, and Tony Bogolin and is also survived by a sister-in-law, JoAnn Bogolin
Per her wishes, funeral services will be private. To honor her memory, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of NW PA, 2507 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16509, or to the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter, 2529 Broadway Ave., Hermitage, PA 16148.
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Arrangements were handled by the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, 728 West 9th St. in Erie.
CANFIELD - With loving members of his family present, Professor Lubomyr Marian Kowal, Ph.D., MBA, formerly of Flint, Mich., succumbed to Lewy Body Dementia and was welcomed into Gods loving arms on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at St. Marys Alzheimers Center in Columbiana.
Born the eldest son to the Rev. Wolodymyr Kowal and Daria Spitzer in Medynia, Ukraine, Dr. Kowal, a kind, generous and loving man, began his lifes journey on Feb. 23, 1931.
During the subsequent war years, his family was forced to leave the Ukraine and settled in Germany in 1945, where he made his home for the next six years. By 1951, he immigrated to the United States, where he attended school and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Sociology from St. Francis College in 1955. His pursuit of knowledge unsatisfied, he continued to endeavor upon his education and earned an MBA from the University of Detroit in 1957. By 1965, Dr. Kowal earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois. As a Professor of Economics, and later as Professor Emeritus, at the University of Michigan for 33 years, Professor Kowal became a respected scholar in the following fields: history of economic thought, comparative economic systems and microeconomic analysis.
Gaining national and international recognition for his work, he became a renowned author of many books and academic articles published in numerous economic journals and other publications. In addition, he served as a guest lecturer at many conferences and universities throughout the United States and Europe.
Professor Kowal was an energetic, stimulating and outstanding teacher and a passionate advocate for his students. He was a positivist who never failed to see merit and a path for advancement in a student. Recognizing no barriers, he would teach incessantly in classrooms, offices, corridors and even in his home. Students respected him as he saw beyond many of their language barriers, learning difficulties and personal misfortunes, helping them through not only academic challenges, but through life difficulties as well. His love for teaching was indeed one of his great passions in life.
In addition to his gift as an accomplished educator and expert in the field of economics, he was known to have a beautiful voice, which he shared with his church choir to glorify God.
Most of all, his deepest and truest passion was his family who he adored lovingly, treasured dearly and gave to generously. The virtues of education and academics, the values of hard work and discipline, the cornerstones of his entire life, were affectionately bestowed upon his children. As a result, all four of his children earned doctorate degrees and achieved a high level of success in their respective disciplines.
Professor Kowal was preceded in death by his loving wife, Daria Halushka; his daughter, Lydia Kowal; his parents, the Rev. Wolodymyr Kowal and Daria Spitzer; and his brother, Mr. Stefan Kowal.
He is survived by his brother, Mr. George Kowal, and his four children, Dr. Vera Kowal, Dr. Andrew Kowal, Dr. Maria Kowal, and Atty. Jerry Kowal JD MBA. His 11 surviving grandchildren include, Alex and Emily Bachwich, Olena, Danylo and Antonie Kowal, Stephen, Daria, Nicholas and Julia Sansoterra, and Andrew and Caitlin Kowal.
Divine Liturgy will be held at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church at 630 Laurel St. in Reading, Pa., at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.
Interment will follow at the Nativity BVM Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
Flowers can be sent directly to the church. Donations can be sent to the Lewy Body Dementia Association Inc. (donate.LBDA.org), or to the Nativity of the BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, in lieu of flowers.
YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows/Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, for Leonard M. Puhalla, 91, who passed away on Thursday.
He was born Nov. 6, 1922, in Youngstown, son of Michael J. Puhalla and Julia M. Troyan.
Leonard belonged to Our Lady of Sorrows/Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He graduated from Fitch High School, where he was awarded the most outstanding athlete of 1941-1942. He was later recruited by legendary football coach Paul Brown, and received a football scholarship to The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the 1942 OSU National Championship Team. His college football career was abruptly interrupted by his enlistment in the U.S. Army. Leonard then served four years for his country during World War II, spending 26 months in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, which includes New Guinea, Philippines and Japan. Following his years of military service, he returned to OSU, graduating in 1949, after earning a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. He spent 37 years working as a supervisor for the Chrysler Stamping Plant in Twinsburg, retiring in 1986.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Margaret Medvec Puhalla, whom he married on June 8, 1957; four sons, David (Christine) Puhalla of Youngstown, Leonard Gerard (Anna) Puhalla of Akron, Brian Puhalla and Dennis Puhalla, both of Youngstown; six grandchildren, Airic, Eythan and Kaelyn Puhalla of Youngstown; Gerry, Joe and Greta of Akron; a sister, Eleanor (John) Medvec; and a sister-in-law, Jean Puhalla.
Leonard was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, known for his love of family and faith in God. An avid sports fan with a sweet tooth for dessert. His wonderful and infectious smile will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward (Rose) Puhalla, Michael (Agnes) Puhalla, and Thomas Puhalla; and a sister, John and Julia (Jay) Morris.
Friends will be received on Monday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., and 9:30 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown.
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CLEVELAND - Tammy J. (Grantz) Pietruszka, 54, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of Edward; great, caring mother to Victoria Prochazka (Alex) and Zachary Pietruszka (Alyssa); loving grandmother to Giovanni and Juliano; dear daughter of William and Shirley Grantz; sister of Terri Hernandez and Tawni Bouch.
She was also a strong advocate for animal rescue and adoptions and devoted tutor to children and adults.
There will be private family services.
Arrangements are handled by Malloy & Eposito Funeral Home in Cleveland.
BEAVERCREEK - Anthony J. Tony Rivalsky, 55, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at The Ohio State University Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Lee Anne (Egolf) Rivalsky, and two devoted sons, Michael and Chris. He is also survived by his caring sister, Roseann and her husband, Andy Duraney, and a large and amazing circle of other relatives and dear friends.
Tony was born Oct. 2, 1959, in Youngstown, the beloved son of Ann (Rossi) Rivalsky, who also survives him, and the late Charles M. Rivalsky.
He attended Campbell Memorial High School, graduating in 1977, and obtained his Industrial Engineering degree from Youngstown State University. He earned his MBA from Capital University and became a manager with American Honda in Troy, Ohio. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. Tony had an astounding work ethic, having worked all during his battle with cancer.
Friends may call at the Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, today, Oct. 26, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, before the Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 10 a.m., at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Road, by Fr. Terry Schneider.
Interment will be held privately at the familys request.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society in Tonys memory.
Friends may visit www.tobiasfuneralhome.com to make condolences for the family.
STRUTHERS Private services were held for Agustin Augie Sanchez, 86, who died Tuesday at Maplecrest Nursing Home.
Augie was born in Isabela, Puerto Rico, on May 5, 1928.
He married the former Cora Hetrick in 1954.
Augie leaves his wife, Cora; three sons, Roger (Marlene), Joseph (Janet) and Vincent (Pam) Sanchez; one daughter, Kaye Johnson; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Augie was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
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STRUTHERS Private family services were held for Donald P. Maloney Sr., 83, who passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center, with his family by his side.
Mr. Maloney was born March 17, 1931, in Youngstown, a son of Eugene F. and Margaret Lumpp Maloney and was a lifelong member of the community.
He was employed by Jones and Laughlin and Cold Metal Products as a furnace operator for 44 years, and retired in 1993.
Mr. Maloney was a member of St. Matthias Church, a graduate of East High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was discharged as a Corporal and was the recipient of the Army of Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
He was a founding member of the Midget Athletic Booster Club, enjoyed working on his house, woodworking, traveling with his wife, and reading and researching about the Civil War. He was a caretaker for his mother and proud of his family, his sons and their wives, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Maloney was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, the former Peggy Ann Barnhart, whom he married Jan. 27, 1951, and who passed away March 5, 2012.
He will be deeply missed by his sons, Donald P. (Debbie) Maloney Jr., John K. (JoAnne) Maloney and Bryan Maloney; sister Margaret Hinchcliffe; grandchildren Brad, Suzanne (Joseph), Kelly (Michael), Daniel, Gina, Frank, William and Megan (Chad); great-grandchildren Colin and Marley; honorary grandson, Jason Marvin; and an honorary granddaughter and caretaker, Christal Frye.
Besides his wife, Mr. Maloney was preceded in death his by parents; a sister, Rita Bruno; a brother, Eugen F. Maloney; grandson John J. Maloney; and a grandson-in-law, Daniel Baehler.
The family has requested that contributions may be sent to the Shriners Wheel of Mercy Foundation, P.O. Box 302, North Lima, OH 44452, in memory of his grandson, John J. Maloney.
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YOUNGSTOWN - Clyde M. Venable, 57, passed away Oct. 22, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
He was born April 3, 1957, in Youngstown, and has lived all of his life in the area.
Clyde had been rehabbing at Caprice Nursing Home most of this past year. He loved fishing, was a big Steelers fan and graduated from South High School.
He was preceded in death by parents Emmett and Nellie Venable; brother Raymond Leon Venable; and a nephew, Darrel Jenkins.
He is survived by a daughter; siblings Ethel Doo Venable-Jenkins of Washington state, Brenda J. Venable-Jenkins of Girard, Jerome Venable Sr. of Campbell, and Lenora M. Venable of Youngstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44507, with Elder George Jones officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service time, also on Monday.
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SALEM - Daniel Logan Withers, 65, passed away suddenly on Oct. 21, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Daniel was born on Sept. 27, 1949, in Salem, a son of the late Russel and Lucille (Logan) Withers.
As a youth, Daniel participated in many scholastic sports and was very active in 4-H. As a member of the Greenford Silver Spurs 4-H Club, he loved showing his horses and steers at the Canfield Fair.
Daniel graduated from Greenford High School in 1968. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from Ohio University and a Masters Degree in Biology from Youngstown State University.
Daniel taught Comprehensive Science classes at Jackson Milton High School from 1972 to 2001. His Physics students enjoyed participating in the Physics Olympics Competition held at YSU. One of Daniels many passions was running, so coaching track and cross country for Jackson Milton High School students was a perfect fit. He also coached junior high football.
Daniel, an active farmer, loved the outdoors and nature. He was an active member of the Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association (NEOFA). He enjoyed traveling and especially, a most recent trip to the California Redwoods.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Barbara J. (Sakely) Withers, whom he married on July 19, 1986; his brother, Charles (Susan) Withers of Greenford; three sisters, Eloise Beach of Franklin, Pa., Bonnie Weaver of Austintown, and Rebecca (William Rosenberg) Withers of Wallkill, N.Y.; a father-in-law, Edward Sakely, at home; a sister-in-law, Jane (Jack Chiles) Sakely of Houston; and many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.
In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne Withers.
Daniel will live on through others as an organ donor.
Memorial donations may be made to The America Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or NEOFA, c/o President Mike Lanave, P.O. Box 104, Wellsville, OH 43968.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
LAKEWOOD There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard, with the Rev. James Johnson officiating, for Mary Helen Yelich, 83, who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Lakewood Hospital.
Mary Helen was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Lowellville, a daughter of Frank and Mary Delaner Yelich.
She was a 1949 graduate of Poland Seminary High School and a 1957 graduate of the Cleveland School of Nursing.
Mary Helen was an LPN for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, St. Alexis Hospital, and Fairview Health System, retiring in 1995.
After her retirement, she was a receptionist at the Regency Racquet & Swim Club in Westlake.
Mary Helen was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her nephews, Joseph (Roxane) Kuboff Jr. and Martin (Marilyn) Kuboff, both of Hubbard; her niece, Margaret Ann Puccinelli of Nevada; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank and John Yelich, and her sister, Ann Kuboff.
There will be calling hours one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard.
Mary Helen will be laid to rest at St. Anthonys Cemetery in Bessemer, Pa.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral homes website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
LIBERTY A prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Schiavone Funeral Home for Virginia M. Zucco, 93, with Pastor Scott Hindel presiding.
Virginia was born in Youngstown on May 22, 1921, a daughter of Edward and Ina Gregofy Fitch.
She was the loving wife of Joseph A. Zucco Sr., whom she married on Jan. 29, 1946. They spent nearly 50 wonderful years as husband and wife.
Virginia was a homemaker and worked in the steel mills during the World War II effort. She was very family oriented and loved playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included baking for family gatherings and taking trips to the casinos.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, James P. and Anthony J. (Amy) Zucco; three daughters, Sandra (Roy) Randolph, Georgia (John) Schinker, and Virginia (Nick) Scutillo; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 26, 1995; her parents; a son, Joseph Zucco Jr.; a granddaughter, Jolyne Schinker; four brothers; and six sisters.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
Burial will be at Belmont Park Cemetery.
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