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JOHN BEHON

LAKE MILTON – John Behon passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his home in Lake Milton.

John was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Pennsylvania, a son of the late Mike and Mary Behon.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, John retired from U.S. Steel Corporation. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time.

John will be sadly missed by his daughters, Ruth (Leslie) Mewbourn of Lake Milton, Mary Ann Gum of West Virginia and Lora Jean Behon of Poland; two sisters, Donna Behon of California and Tootsie Williams of Newton Falls; and many grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lora Behon, who passed away Dec. 14, 1999; three sons, Thomas, Chuck, and George Douglas; and one brother, Mitch Behon.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., today, Feb. 6, 2016, at the American Legion Post 737 in Lake Milton.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren.

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

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ROBERT R. BRACKIN

NEWTON FALLS – Robert R. Brackin, 64, entered into eternal rest with his family at his side on Tuesday Feb. 2, at the Cleveland Clinic.

On July 18, 1951, in Canton, Robert R. and Patricia A. (Peterson) Brackin welcomed the birth of their son, Robert.

“Bob” was a 1969 graduate of Liberty High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was employed at General Motors in several departments, material handling, and WEMR/Electrician for 31 years, retiring from his duties Oct. 1, 2004.

Bob was a parishioner at St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Church in Newton Falls. Bob was a member of AMVETS Post 112 in Newton Falls. He was a member of the UAW 1714 and the Retirees Chapter. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the UAW Retirees Monthly Breakfast Club. He was a member of the Arbor Tree Society.

On Jan. 2, 1982, Robert and Grace E. (Hallett) were united in marriage.

Cherished memories of Bob will be carried on by his wife, Grace E. of Newton Falls; stepmother Clair (Sue) Brackin of Carrollton; daughter Courtney R. (Chris) Brackin-Martin of Nixa, Mo.; son Andrew S. (Nicole) Brackin of Bennington, Kan.; sisters Debra J. (Richard A.) Brackin-Plant of Austintown and Denise A. Gorgie of Hubbard; brother Duane A. (Michelle) Gorgie of Austintown; and grandchildren Caden and Camryn Martin.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert R. Brackin, Patricia A. Peterson-Brackin, and Arthur Gorgie.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.

Services will be on Monday Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Church.

Bob will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where he will be honored for his service to our country by the Newton Falls Veteran’s Organization.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may take the form of contributions to St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Church, 131 Quarry St. in Newton Falls, and/or Newton Falls local branch of the Salvation Army, The Church Mouse, 26 W Broad St. in Newton Falls.

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ANN M. BIANCO

CORTLAND – Ann M. Bianco, 102, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Lake Vista in Cortland.

She was born Sept. 2, 1913, in Tontitown, Ark., the daughter of Louis and Mary Ossolo.

She was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School. She came to Warren in 1948 from Niles where she had lived since 1916. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Parish (St. James Church).

She is survived by her two daughters, Arlene Bianco of Warren and Louann Camilletti of Rutherfordton, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis S. Bianco, whom she married Nov. 16, 1932, and who passed away Oct. 20, 1998; a great-grandson, Kyle Williams; a brother, Raymond Charles Ossolo; and two sisters, Linda Wingrove and Ida Hoskins.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road, NE Warren. A service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Hurst officiating.

Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake Vista Senior Independence Hospice, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, OH 44410.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Bianco family.

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DORIS VIOLA BRABANT CASSIE

WARREN - Doris Viola Brabant Cassie, 95, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, at Gillette Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Warren, the oldest child of Don and Jessie Dixon, and lived in the area most of her life.

She is survived by daughters Joann Riel, Laverne Walker and Rene’ (Michael) Marsh; and sons Lawrence (Anita) Brabant and David Brabant. Also surviving are siblings Elizabeth (Raymond) Budrevich, Mary Ellen Csernik, James (Mary Ann) Casey and Charles Casey, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by husbands Lawrence Brabant and Eugene Cassie; son Robert Brabant; three sisters; and two brothers.

There will be no calling hours, per Doris’ request.

Memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valley View, OH 44125.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date at the Christ Community Church in Campbell, with Pastor Daniel Yargo presiding.

Please visit www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com to send condolences and to share memories.

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JAMMI R. DURAN

POLAND - Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel for Jammi R. Duran, 37, who passed away suddenly late Tuesday evening at her home.

Jammi was born Nov. 18, 1978, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Thomas and Marcia (Fracasso) Reed.

Jammi graduated from East Liverpool High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications from Youngstown State University. She enjoyed thrift shopping, fishing, and going to the flea market. Jammi enjoyed going to the family lake house at Guilford Lake during the summers. She loved life and always had a smile on her face. Her greatest love though was for her family and was a wonderful wife and mother.

Jammi leaves her husband, Daniel Duran Jr., whom she married Nov. 18, 2009; a son, Gehrig T. Duran of Poland; two stepsons, Daniel C. Duran and Jacob C. Duran, both of Poland; her parents, Thomas and Marcia Reed of Wellsville; a sister, Megan L. (Mike) Rosati of Wellsville; father-in-law and mother-in-law Daniel and Doris Duran Sr. of Poland; sister-in-law Eyvette (Larry) Duran Matzye of Poland; brother-in-law Rob Kidd of Ravenna; and their family dog, Reggie.

Jammi was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Material tributes, may take the form of donations to Akron Children’s Hospital.

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WILLIAM C. MYERS JR

BOARDMAN - William C. Myers Jr., 68, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Feb. 5, surrounded by his loving family.

William was born May 29, 1947, in Youngstown, the son of William C. Myers Sr. and Rose Stacchiotti.

William worked for Kenny Schuck as a truck driver. He courageously served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. William was a NASCAR fan and he enjoyed working on his pick-up truck. He had the ability to fix anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He also enjoyed his dogs.

William will be always remembered lovingly by his companion, Karen Morar and her two sons; son Kevin Myers; three daughters, Andrea Berry, Nicole Myers, and Lisa (Stephen) Velte; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine siblings, Ann (Jeff) Heltzel, Kaylene (Dan) Dial, Sherry (Pete) Williams, Frank (Cindy) Myers, Larry Myers, Jackie Stone, Cissy Myers, Joseph Myers, and Nannette Ambrose.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to William’s family.

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JOHN 'DUKE' P. FURRIE JR

VIENNA - John “Duke” P. Furrie Jr. passed away at home, surrounded by loving family members, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Duke was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Nutwood. He was the son of John P. Sr. and Dora Furrie.

Duke was an U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the World War II Victory Medal. After his discharge, he met Gloria Jean Felice, daughter of Pompey (Cy) and Lucy Felice, and they married on Oct. 28, 1950. The couple was married for 65 years and had four children, John P. Furrie III (Linda) of Naples, Fla., LuAnn Bowser of Trussville, Ala., Mark Furrie Sr. (Theresa) of Howland and Jeffrey A. Furrie (Patricia) of Vienna. Duke leaves 16 grandkids and 21 great-grandkids to cherish his memory.

Duke and Gloria were the owners and founders of Duke’s Sanitary Service, established in June of 1982.

Before passing on to glory, Duke lived a long and richly blessed life. A lifelong resident of Vienna, he was active in the community coaching Little League, president of the Lions Club and was instrumental in the formation of the Mathews football Boosters Club. After years of hard work he was able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. His retirement years were spent with his beloved wife, as they traveled between their home in Ohio and Florida. Duke was always surrounded by friends and family whether he was golfing, traveling, playing cards or just celebrating many family gatherings. He especially enjoyed a family vacation to Italy celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary. He was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all the family and friends who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Duke was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Douglas A. Bowser Sr.

He is survived by a sister, Rose Marie Ronci (Rick); brother-in-law Jay Felice; and several nieces, nephews and cousins; and along with his favorite aunt, Annie DeToro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, with the Very Rev. Frank Zanni VF officiating.

Friends may call from 2 until 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, and from 9:30 until 10 a.m., Monday, at the church. Entombment will follow at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Donations may be made to Hospice for the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren.

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

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CAROL M. LAGESON

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP - Carol M. Lageson, 79, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at 11:40 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, following a 10-month battle with leukemia.

She was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Mankato, Minn., the daughter of the late Norman and Inez (Koppen) Suserud, and had been a resident of Howland Township since 1975.

Carol was employed for the past 25 years at the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland. She began her career there as a volunteer then became a part-time, and then a full-time, teaching assistant. She worked with the original child care program and became the coordinator of the Kids Garden Child Care Program and preschool. What made her special was her unconditional regard for all children. She also was very active at the Living Lord Lutheran Church of Howland where she served on the Outreach committee, the Fellowship committee, and helped with funeral dinners, receptions and the meal ministry. Carol loved camping and boating with her husband and family especially on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. She also enjoyed reading, music, attending the theater, and bowling.

On June 30, 1956, Carol married her high school sweetheart, John J. “Lager” Lageson, and together they shared 51 years of marriage until his death Jan. 14, 2008.

She also was preceded in death by a brother Johnny; and three sisters, Betty, Norma, and Bev.

She will be sadly missed by three sons, Steve (Carol) of Painesville Township, Rick (Tina) of Howland, and Mark of Middletown. Also surviving is a brother, Robert (Katina) Suserud of Rockledge, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Kirsten, Jacqui, Matthew, Cara, Bobby, Kelly, Ben, Jamie, Dan, Brad, Ciara, and Juliana; and three great-grandchildren, Isobel, Julian, and Jack. She also leaves nieces and nephews Christine, Sonny, Carol Lee, Kim, Deborah, Bobby, Inez, Linda, and Terry; and her beloved dog, Cujo. Carol also will also be missed by her extended family at Children’s Rehab Center and at the Living Lord Lutheran Church.

Calling hours for Carol will be Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Living Lord Lutheran Church in Howland, as well as one hour prior to the service. The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at the church, officiated by Pastor William Leitch.

The family suggests material contributions be made to Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland Wilson Road NE, Warren, OH 44484; or to the Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren, OH 44484.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.

Please go to www.robertsclarkchapel.com to view this obituary online or send condolences.

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WILLIAM T. MILLER

NEW CASTLE, PA. – William T. Miller, 82, passed away the afternoon of Feb. 4, 2016, at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born on Aug. 4, 1933, in New Castle. He was the son of the late Theodore and Della Hennon Miller.

Surviving at home is his beloved wife of 61 wonderful years, the former Bernice McCoy, whom he married on Nov. 13, 1954.

William retired as a heavy equipment operator for Local 66 of Operating Engineers of Pittsburgh. He also served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. An avid outdoorsman, William enjoy hunting and fishing and was a lifetime member of the Shenango Hunting and Fishing Club. He also was a member of the CG’s Club. He enjoyed model trains and music, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by his children, Paul Miller of New Castle, Alan Miller and wife Mary Jo of New Castle, and Lynn Kwolek and husband John of Ravenna; grandchildren Nicholas and Aaron Kwolek; step-grandchildren Lindsay Tedrow and John Maas; and great-grandson Christian Kwolek.

Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.

Interment will take place at Castleview Memorial Gardens.

Please visit www.decarbofuneralhome.com to offer online condolences to the family.

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L. WILLIAM OYER

NORTHBROOK, ILL. - L. William Oyer passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2016.

He was born March 4, 1928, in Alliance, the son of David and Mina (Regenstreich) Oyer.

“Bill” graduated from Wilson High School in 1945. He attended Miami University of Ohio, UCLA and Youngstown State University.

He was a dedicated entrepreneur who, over a 40-year career, built multiple, successful Youngstown-based businesses initially with his father, David, and then through his lifelong partnership with his brother, S. Martin Oyer. These firms included Wickliffe Lumber, Oyer Brothers Wholesale, Ajax Lumber, Ajax Concrete and Ajax Realty. In 1969, Ajax Lumber was sold to Carter Lumber and from that juncture, his business acumen was focused on real estate ventures with his brother until he retired in 1990 and moved to Sun Lakes, Ariz. In 2008, he moved to Northbrook to be close to family.

Bill was a member of the Jewish community in Youngstown through his 55-year affiliation with Congregation Rodef Sholom, where he served on the board of trustees. He was also a lifelong member of B’nai B’rith. In Arizona, he was a member of the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation.

Bill was a member of many charitable, social and business organizations, including Wick Lodge F.&A.M. as a 32nd degree Mason, Al Koran Shrine Temple, Elks Lodge No. 55, The Society of Real Estate Appraisers, where he served as president of the Mahoning County chapter and held the Senior Real Property Appraiser designation (SRPA), National Association of Realtors, the Youngstown Board of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association. He taught appraisal courses at both Youngstown State and Kent State. He was also a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, S. Martin Oyer of Howland; and by the mother of his children, Roselle Oyer.

He is survived by his five children, Toni Lee Curry and her husband, Wayne, of Portland, Ore., Steven Oyer and his wife, Lorri Staal, of Port Washington, N.Y., Paula Berezin and her husband, Mark, of Chicago, Laura Stone and her husband, David, of Wilmette Ill. and Nancy Oyer of Butte, Mont.; grandchildren Rachel Curry and her husband, Sebastian Doroski, Richard Curry and his wife, Mari, Sarah Lapres and her husband, David, Sam Oyer, Ben Oyer, Hannah Rosen, Ben Rosen, Michael Stone, Emily Stone, and Caroline Berezin; great-grandchildren Liam Curry and Lianna Curry; Bill’s sister-in-law, Marilyn Oyer; nephews Dr. Randall Oyer and Jay Oyer; and niece Susan White and their families.

Bill’s humor and compassion touched many lives and, to paraphrase the words of Will Rogers, Bill never met a man he didn’t like. His close-knit family was his pride and joy. “We learned from him, loved him and his memory will live always in our hearts.”

A funeral service will be held at Tod Cemetery in the Rodef Sholom Cemetery Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 12:30 p.m.

Friends may call a half hour prior to service in the cemetery chapel.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Congregation Rodef Sholom, 1119 Elm St., Youngstown, OH 44505.

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NED R. SHIPPOLI

AUSTINTOWN - Prayers will begin Monday at 12:15 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in Youngstown, for Ned R. Shippoli, 61, who died unexpectedly on Thursday.

Ned was born Dec. 27, 1954, in Youngstown, the son of Anthony J. and Mary A. (Freisen) Shippoli.

He attended Cardinal Mooney High School and graduated from South High School. Ned worked for Compco Industries as the director of Health and Safety since 2009. He was a former member of St. Patrick Church growing up, and attended St. Joseph Church. Ned was an avid bowler, marathon runner and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He was a great cook and enjoyed old cars, especially Corvettes. Ned also loved to play the lottery and won a spot on “Cash Explosion” in 2014. Above all, Ned loved his family most, and his two dogs, Sammie and Oreo.

Ned is survived by his wife, the former Marlene Repomonto, whom he married March 6, 2008; two daughters, Ashley Shippoli of Boardman and Elaine (Marty) Moss of New Middletown; a brother, David (Joanna) Shippoli of Strongville; and his dear friend, Billy Chicase.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Carol Beth Shippoli and Mary Beth Kerr.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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