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BOARDMAN – There will be a funeral service at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Rosemary Armaline, 94, who passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Rosemary was born May 10, 1920, in Campbell, the daughter of Dominic and Christine (Susich) Samuel.

She was a 1938 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, where she was salutatorian. Rosemary was a homemaker. She was a nurturer and caregiver to her family. She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosemary was a member of St. Angela Merici Church.

Her husband, James Armaline, whom she married Oct. 4, 1941, passed away Oct. 30, 2003.

Rosemary will always be remembered lovingly by her two sons, James W. (Kathleen Hagan) Armaline and William D. (Kathleen Farber) Armaline; son-in-law Paul A. Goske; six grandchildren, Paul (Amy) Goske and children Paul and Ben, Joe (Rachelle) Goske and children Adrianna and Maria, Jim (Marlis) Goske and children Jimmy and Cami, J. Jesse, and Robert Armaline, and William T. (Nicole Steward) and foster children Blake, Donaisha, Acea and Jasmine; three nieces, Grace DePaola, Jennifer Samuel, and Patricia Stronjy; and nephew Victor (Cathy) Garcia.

Besides her parents and husband, Rosemary was preceded in death by daughter Dianne Christine Goske; sister Frances Garcia; and brother Vincent Samuel.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio 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 Rosemary’s family.

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YOUNGSTOWN – There was a funeral service held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating, for Rosemarie Buccieri, 76, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, after a short illness.

She will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.

Rosemarie was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Youngstown, the daughter of Walter and Ann Bunko, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of McDonald High School, along with being a proud homemaker.

Rosemarie was a member of St. Patrick Church and loved animals.

She leaves behind to hold on to her memories, her beloved husband of more than 28 years, Dominic Buccieri, whom she married June 21, 1986; her children, Michael Hicks of Oklahoma, David (Elena) Hicks of Alaska and James Hicks of Minnesota; a stepdaughter, Phyllis (Frank) Prato of Poland; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Kunevich of California.

Besides her parents, Rosemarie was preceded in death a son, Mark Hicks.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.

Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Buccieri family.

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STRUTHERS – Arlene Bradford, 64, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Arlene was born in Youngstown on Feb. 8, 1950, the daughter of Robert and Eleanor Parker Durbin.

Arlene graduated from Struthers High School and had been a lifelong area resident. During her high school years, Arlene met Harold Bradford. Her friendship with Harold would grow and they were united in marriage.

As a homemaker, Arlene provided a loving home for their four children, Steve, Sharon, Jenn and Robert. As the children left home, Arlene would obtain employment in the field of medical billing. During this time, she met wonderful people and made lifelong friends.

Gardening and bird-watching were among her favorite hobbies. The most enjoyable moments were when she was with her grandchildren.

Arlene was a selfless, warm and funny person who was most of all loved by many family members and friends who will truly miss her.

Memories of Arlene will be carried on by her loving family, her children, Steve (Jen) Bradford of Marysville, Tenn., Sharon Hamer of Macedonia, Jenn Bradford of Struthers and Robert (Amanda) Bradford of Mineral Ridge; her grandchildren, whom she was over the moon for, Zelda, Gabriel, Lexi, Brendan, Blake, Addelle, Eve, Jenna and Roman; and her brother, Robert (Barb) Durbin of Indiana.

Preceding Arlene were her parents, Robert and Eleanor Durbin.

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

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MINERAL RIDGE - James Charles Cornelius, 52, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 24, 2015.

“Jimmy” was born on Sept. 24, 1962, in Youngstown, the son of Mary Kay (Saunders) and Charles Leslie Cornelius, who both preceded him in death. He resided at home with his parents until he became a resident at the Youngstown Developmental Center in Mineral Ridge. 

Jimmy educated us in the only way one without language could. He communicated to us the challenges of what many individuals with intellectual disabilities live with each day of their lives, and he taught those  who loved him how to respond with respect, compassion, and humor to persons unique in their own respect.

James’ fortunate family was comprised of his parents, siblings Patricia (Lou) Geroni, Brian (Laraine) Cornelius, Mary Jo (BJ) Artrup (Mary Jo preceding him in death), and Daniel (Donna) Cornelius.

A Mass will be held at a later date in honor of Jimmy.

“The family would like to thank the many special people who crossed our paths, as they helped to care for James over the years, especially the wonderful staff at Youngstown Developmental Center.”

The family requests nothing of material value in Jimmy’s memory, but would ask for support from all for the funding of mental health levies.

Arrangements have been made by the Lane Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

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

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MINERAL RIDGE – James E. Cecko, 60, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at his residence.

James was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Youngstown, the son of Joseph Edward and Mary Leporis Cecko.

He was a graduate of Chaney High School. James had been employed locally in the steel mill and later worked in the oil fields in Texas.

James enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He also enjoyed martial arts and bodybuilding, and he was very strong.

Memories of James will be carried on by his son, Joseph Edward Cecko; his companion for 17 years, Jennifer Grimm; and his sisters, Judy (Carl) Port, Patricia (Paul) Resch and Mary Lou (Dave) Goist.

Preceding James were his parents and his three-year-old daughter, Jeanine “Nenners.”

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

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AUSTINTOWN - Ann Mavrigan Farmakis passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Born in Youngstown on June 6, 1925, Ann was 89 years old, and thus leaves behind a rich history and a bold legacy. She was the daughter of Andrew and Sophia Mavrigan.

Without question, Ann lived a life of absolute humility, humbleness, kindness, joy, and love. After marrying the love of her life, James George Farmakis, in 1946, Ann was a dedicated, loyal, and loving wife to her husband during all of their 67 years of marriage. During such time, Ann blessed the world with four children. She dedicated herself both to her children and later to her grandchildren, in not only caring for them, but also in loving them unconditionally and raising them to become amazing people. At the same time, she also taught all of us the meaning of hard work and loyalty as she held various jobs, and was ultimately an employee of Gorant Candies for more than 30 years.

As she was the daughter of Greek immigrants, Ann always remembered her Greek heritage, and she never forgot to teach her own sons, daughter, grandsons, and granddaughters what it means to be Greek. Not only did she help teach the language to her family, but also on any given day her house was filled with the sweet aromas of the best tasting Greek dishes and pastries.

Among the many things that Ann taught to all of us, were her immense kindness, gentleness, generosity, joy, and love, which she displayed toward so many people in her life, both family, friends, and strangers alike. Her amazingly beautiful and huge heart of love truly changed lives and bettered the future for a vast number of people.

Perhaps most importantly, Ann was a woman of God, and a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown. She was a believer in Jesus Christ, and in abundant ways, she blessed and showed a true love to so many people in her life. Furthermore, because of her faith in Jesus as her Lord and Savior, great peace is taken in the fact that she forevermore resides in God’s kingdom of Heaven.

Ann will be greatly missed by her children, James (Judith) Farmakis of Canfield, Renee (Bruce) Miller of Hubbard, Steve (Stephanie) Farmakis of Chino Hills, California, and George (Carrie) Farmakis of Frisco, Texas; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Cassondra, Tyler, Christopher (Jomara) Farmakis, Alexandra, Lauren, and William James; her siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews.

As one of the few remaining members of America’s Greatest Generation, Ann lived a life full of honor, loyalty, love, fortitude, and faith. As she goes now to be immersed in God’s amazing love forever, Ann will never be forgotten by many people, and we will always be immensely proud to call her our mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. For all that she did for us, we would like to emphasize the profound gratitude that all of us have for her. This gratitude, as well as her deep legacy and unforgettable spirit, will always remain within our hearts and memories.

“SaV eucarist? pol?, SaV agap? me pol?! God bless you forever Nana! We will always love you so much!”

In honoring Ann’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Angels for Animals in Canfield.

Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family.

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YOUNGSTOWN - Russell Grant Gates, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

Russell was born Nov. 10, 1930, in New Castle, Pa., a son of the late Victor and Mildred Gates.

He loved music and enjoyed entertaining others with his piano playing. A piano technician by trade, he often tuned for artists performing at the Stambaugh Auditorium, Packard Music Hall, and the Canfield Fair.

Russell is survived by his wife, Shirley; five children, Gary (Donna) Gates of Struthers, Jeff (Char) Gates of Xenia, and Robert, Nancy, and Brenda Gates, each of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren, Bridget Bowes, Helene Gates, Trevor Gates, Colleen Rodgers, Caleb Gates, Amelia Hearing, Anna Fideler, Micah Gates, Greg Gates, and Joshua Naef; eight great-grandchildren, Bailey Bowes, Dexter Rodgers, Sophia Gates, Isaac Gates, Braelyn Hearing, Christopher Sanders, Gavin Sanders, and Roderick Gates; and a brother, Richard Gates of New Waterford.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Adell Gates Paes.

Per Russell’s request, private hours and services were held.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.

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

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA. - Clarence Donald “Don” Iman, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Hospice of Palm Beach County after a brief illness.

Clarence, who was known to all as “Don,” was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of the late Clarence Dean Iman and Gladys Marshall Cantleberry.

He was the graduate of Mars High School in Mars, Pa., and was the star running back on the football team. After graduating, he became a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves.

Don was retired from Danieli-Wean Inc., where he was a machinist for more than 30 years, and also retired as a school bus driver for the Austintown School Board.

An avid Steelers fan, Don enjoyed many years of bowling, golfing, traveling to Florida, where he and his wife eventually retired, and most of all spending time with family.

Don is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Amelia “Millie” Nolasco Iman, whom he married on Feb. 9, 1957; his sons, Donnie (Pamela) Iman and David (Nikki) Iman both of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; his sisters, Sondy Disbrow of Florida and Kathy Iman Orndoff of Pennsylvania; and brother Paul “Skeeter” Iman of Pennsylvania. Don also leaves to cherish his memory, six grandchildren, Shawn (Tad) Lease, Sabrina (fiance Corey), Brittany, William, Sara and Savanah Iman; two great-grandchildren, Garrett and Gavin Lease; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Dean Iman and Joe Iman; and his beloved stepfather, Delmar S. Cantleberry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of PBCounty, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407, or online at hpbcf.org in Don’s memory.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Youngstown.

Visit www.allcounty.com to view this obituary and send Don’s family condolences.

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FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. - George J. Shutrump Jr., 68, died on Jan. 19, 2015, of organ failure.

Born on Jan. 23, 1946, in Youngstown, George was the fourth child of the late George and Jeanne Shutrump.

George attended Boardman and Cardinal Mooney High Schools. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from John Carroll University. While taking graduate courses, he taught school in Columbus, and worked with his father at the Builder’s Co., Youngstown. He moved to Tampa, Fla., and then to Ft. Lauderdale, working primarily in education, although he held a real estate license, to keep himself, whenever teaching contracts were scarce. In 1993, he earned a Doctor of Education Degree from Florida Atlantic University, where he taught student teachers. During the past few years, he worked toward a Master’s Degree in Health Infomatics, and was a clinical software trainer for Broward Health.

His hobbies were his studies, his family and his friends. George was known for his inventive solutions to problems and his enthusiasm for life.

George is survived by his long-time friend and partner, Stan Gomiela of Ft. Lauderdale; his brother, Al Shutrump of Youngstown; and sister Chris Korda of Toronto; seven nieces, Jeni Martens of Austin, Texas, Lisa Rabold of Ft. Collins, Colo., Mary Jill Lettieri of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Bethe Shutrump of Youngstown, Heidi Hartwig of Charleston, S.C., Rose Korda of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Michelle Korda of Toronto; and one nephew, Harry Bord III of Youngstown.

He was predeceased by his sister, Jeanne Marie Bord.

Special thanks to Stan, and to health care workers and chaplains, who cared for George during these last days at Holy Cross Hospital. Also, to the many who prayed, phoned, and offered words of encouragement.

The family is planning a memorial service in Youngstown, for sometime in spring or summer of 2015.

“May the name of the Lord be praised, and may George rest in His peace!”

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“Together Again”

YOUNGSTOWN - Prayers will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Joseph Church in Austintown, for Blanche J. Kucynski, 97, who passed away Friday evening at Briarfield at Ashley Circle.

Blanche was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Bagan) Maruniak.

Blanche enjoyed bowling and sewing. Her greatest love was for her family and spending time with them.

Her husband, John E. Kucynski, whom she married Oct. 29, 1938, passed away Jan. 28, 1973.

Blanche leaves her daughter, Valerie Judy (James) Gould of Liberty; two sons, Ronald J. (Rosemary) Kucynski of Florida and James E. (Lucy) Kucynski of Delaware; six grandchildren, Cheri Miller, Lori (Ken) Martinez, Linda (Stan) Rajynet, Ronald M. (Mary) Kucynski, Matthew Kucynski, and Vicky (Rob) Helinski; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kenneth Miller, Lauren Martinez and Adrianna Rose Helinski; a great-great-granddaughter, Ava Jade Hitt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blanche was also preceded in death by three sisters, Claira Borsick, Helen Maruniak and Carrie Storc; and a brother, Walter Maruniak.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to services.

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

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BOARDMAN - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1:30 p.m. at The Cathedral Parish of St. Columba for Mary Ellen Leshinsky, who passed away early Thursday morning, at her home, surrounded by her children, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary Ellen was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Youngstown, a daughter of the Honorable Charles J. and Mary Lucille Carney.

She married John R. Leshinsky Sr. on June 2, 1962.

She is survived by her five children, Laura (Tim) Elder, John (Kelli), Chuck (Lisa), Lynn (John) Orr, and Lisa (Guy) Young, with whom she made her home; and her sister, Ann (Jim) Murphy. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 12 grandchildren, Alex, Ryan, Max, Aidan, Anna, Nathan, Elizabeth, Guy, Lauren, Andrew, Charlie, and Patrick; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She attended St. Patrick School and graduated from Ursuline High School. After graduating, she worked at Erie Railroad until she started her family. After raising her family, she worked her most beloved job as a teacher’s assistant at Ursuline preschool and kindergarten. There, she was affectionately known as “Mrs. L.” She touched the lives of many young children, parents and staff members during her time there.

She was a member of the Cathedral Parish of St. Columba, where she was a Eucharist minister and a volunteer for many parish functions. She was also a member of Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents and Friends of the Boardman Band and enjoyed monthly luncheons with the band moms until her illness. She was a member of the Silver Sneakers at the Y, an avid mall walker, and enjoyed tap dancing and Zumba classes with her friends.

Mary Ellen had many lifelong friends, known as her “club girls.” They met monthly for club for almost 60 years.

Her family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley, especially her nurse, Emma, for her kindness and compassion.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Ellen’s name to Hospice of the Valley or the Cathedral Parish of St. Columba.

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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at St. Luke Church in Boardman, with the Rev. Joseph Fata celebrating, for Ulysses J. “Lease” Ponzani, 82, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Lease was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Youngstown, the son of Emilio and Rose (Spano) Ponzani.

He courageously served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked for R.M.I. for 38 years. Lease was a member of St. Luke Church and its Holy Name Society, where he was a past officer. He was also an usher at the church. Lease was very sports minded and loved to play pool and baseball and was an avid golfer, playing in many leagues in the area. He had three holes-in-one over the years. He also enjoyed going to casinos, but most of all his life centered around his wife and family.

Lease will always be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, the former Grace “Dolly” Russo, whom he married on July 9, 1955; two daughters, Lisa (David) Fiffick of Columbus and Carolyn (John) Italiano of Canfield; four grandchildren, Kaitlin and Shawn Fiffick and Alyssa and Jordan Italiano; and two sisters, Mary Jane Garey and Virginia Summers, both of Maryland.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Bragalia and Amelia Kilgore; and three brothers, Anzano, Armando and Ben Ponzani.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Maged Awadalla, Dr. David Hoffman, Dr. Chris Knight and everyone at the Hope Center for the kind and compassionate care shown to Lease.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman and again on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Church prior to the Mass.

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

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WELLINGTON, FLA. - Dr. William Stechschulte, 65, left this world on Jan. 11, 2015, with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Youngstown on July 3, 1949, a son of Jerome B. Stechschulte and Viola Montanaro Stechschulte.

He was a graduate of Brunnerdale Seminary Prep School, St. Joseph’s College in Rennselear, Ind., and Harvard Divinity School and received his medical degree from Kansas City Osteopathic Medical School. He practiced Internal Medicine in Youngstown for 10 years and in 1992, moved to Wellington, Fla., with his family, where he practiced medicine in Royal Palm Beach for 23 years.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 33 years, Mary Patricia Schirck Stechschulte; and his children, Dr. Sarah Anne Stechschulte Cerminara (Anthony), Dr. William Michael Stechschulte, John David Stechschulte and Michael Jerome Stechschulte. He leaves behind his sisters, Laurie Stechschulte Marinelli (John), Jacqueline Stechschulte Miller (David), and Jessica Stechschulte Bevan; as well as his brothers, Theodore Stechschulte (Rosemary) and Jerome B. Stechschulte (Lana). He will be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews.

He was a man of many hobbies and interests, especially the piano, electronics and astronomy, but most of all he loved his family and his pets. He devoted his life to doing good for others, and beloved by all, he will be missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Rita’s Church on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The family asks that you remember him in prayers.

Donations in his name may be made to Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Office of Mission Advancement, 431 E. Second St., Dayton, OH 45402-1764.

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CANFIELD - Funeral services will be at noon on Monday, Jan. 26, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad St., for Mary Santilli, 87, who died at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Mary was born in 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Leon and May Gibson, and was a lifelong area resident.

She had worked as a credit reporting secretary for Dun and Bradstreet for six years and for the NRM Corporation for 10 years, from where she was retired. Mary had been a volunteer ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging from 1990 to 2006.

Her husband, Anthony Santilli, whom she married Oct. 22, 1949, preceded her in death.

She leaves two sons, Howard Santilli of Canfield and Mark (Michelle) Santilli of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leona Adams of Plant City, Fla.

Besides her parents and her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Santilli-Gruver, and a sister, Gloria in 1936.

Friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon at the funeral home.

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

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BOARDMAN – Emily A. Susinka, 95, died at 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Assumption Village in North Lima.

Mrs. Susinka was born May 5, 1919, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances Sytarczyk Dudek.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Boardman.

Her husband, Joseph Susinka, whom she married Nov. 1, 1941, preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1997.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary (James) Farina of North Lima; two sons, Joseph (Marilyn) Susinka of Alden, Mich., and Edward (Joanne) Susinka of Frederick, Md.; a sister, Irene Ramps of Boardman; two brothers, Louis (Edna) Dudek of Calcutta and Leonard Dudek of Boardman; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A sister, Alice Dudek; and five brothers, Theodore Landers, Alfred Dudek, Adolf Dudek, Michael Dudek, and Robert Dudek, are also deceased.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Columbiana, with Father Christopher Cicero officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Boardman.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.

Please visit www.familycareservices.com to sign the register and send condolences.

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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a 2:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows (St. Matthias Church) on Wednesday, with the Rev. Martin Celuch celebrating the Mass, for Matilda Barbara Stipcic, 92, who passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2015.

Matilda will always be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Dee Kachurek of Youngstown; and loving nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Matilda was preceded in death by her husband, John Stipcic; her sister, Dolores Scarnecchia; and brothers Michael and Anthony Shimek.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until time of the Mass at the church.

The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman has been bestowed the honor of handling Matilda’s funeral arrangements.

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

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AUSTINTOWN - Frances Trombetta, 92, passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2015, at AustinWoods Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, after a long and fulfilling life.

Frances was born May 22, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline DiCesare Sabino, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Trombetta was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard, where she volunteered at bingo for over 50 years, and she was a member of the Mt. Carmel Women’s Group.

Her husband, Ralph Trombetta, whom she married in 1947, passed away in 1979.

Frances leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Patricia (Herbert) Fuchs of Boston and Barbara (Larry) Wilkins of Columbus; three grandchildren, Emily (Marc) Anton, Ryan Wilkins, and Mandy (Dave) Butler; a great-grandson Keaton; and five sisters, Kate Wyko, Jean Mislai, Mary Ann (George) Adams, Lucille (Tony) Chiodo, and Joann (Terry) Biamonte.

Besides her husband, a grandson, Matthew Virca; and three brothers, John Sabino, Peter Sabino, and Louis Sabino, are deceased.

Per Mrs. Trombetta’s request, private services were held.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel in Girard.

Frances was laid to rest next to her husband at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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

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HUBBARD – Martha Jane Winwood, who was born in East Liverpool, passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Fla., on Tuesday evening, Jan. 20, 2015. Martha was 73.

A daughter of the late Earl and Martha Stephens Daugherty, she was born on July 23, 1941.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene.

Martha had been a devoted mother to her children, especially after the sudden death of her first husband, George Allen Pisarsky, on Sept. 14, 1979. She later married Paul Winwood on Nov. 23, 1991, and he survives her at home.

Also surviving are a daughter, Connie Randolph and husband Clifford of Salineville; and two sons, Brian Pisarsky and wife Michelle of Northport, Ala., and Richard Pisarsky and wife Brenda, of Wellsville.

Another daughter, Vickie Glover, passed away on Dec. 11, 2011.

Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive, as well as three sisters, Marlene Rogers of Newell, Elaine Cornell and husband Ronald of Chester, and Loretta McCoy and husband Ed of Charleston, S.C.; and three brothers, Francis Daugherty and wife Marge of Tampa, Fla., Richard Daugherty and wife Nancy, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Robert Daugherty of Baltimore. Numerous nieces and nephews survive as well.

Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home, today, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, with Pastor W. Michael Byus, of the church, officiating.

Martha will be buried at Highlandtown Cemetery in Highlandtown.

Contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Cherry Lane Drive, SE, Hubbard, OH, 44425.

Please visit www.dawsonfuneralhome.com to view Martha’s memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online.

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