YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Christine Catholic Church for John M. Andrews, 89, formerly of Lockwood Boulevard., who passed away Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28.
John was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Youngstown, the son of Sabatino and Assunta DiJoseph DAndrea, and was a life long area resident.
In recent years, he made his home with his two daughters and their husbands, where they lovingly cared for him until his death.
He was a graduate of East High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, earning the Purple Heart in March of 1944.
He was a member of the church, and retired as a Carpenter/Superintendent at B&B Construction in Youngstown.
His wife, the former Lillian Pavlic, whom he married Nov. 19, 1949, passed away March 29, 2004.
John leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Gerry (Tim) Brahney and Francie Petrella, both of Manasquan, N.J., and grandchildren, Marisa (Tony) Muzyka, Derek Brahney, Julian (Christina) Petrella, Jordan Petrella and Adrienne Petrella.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillian; son-in-law, Nick Petrella; a brother, Adam; and sisters, Carmel, Eva, Lena and Annie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations be made to Hospice House, c/o Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512, in Johns name.
The Andrews family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will receive family and friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Christine Catholic Church.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Johns family condolences.
BERLIN CENTER Tammy Louise Brobst, 51, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at her home.
Born on Dec. 8, 1961, in Alliance, she lived in Berlin Center all of her life.
She was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Brobst was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
In her past-time, she enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Daryl Brobst, whom she married on Dec. 1, 2000; her daughter, Candace (Patrick Harris) Kaptain; two sons, Kasey (Theresa) Kaptain and Cody Kaptain; grandchildren, Savannah and Sydney Kaptain and Mayla Harris; her mother, Patricia Lloyd; and nieces and nephews, Taylor White, Bella Rathburn, Anthony Thomas and Dustin White.
Preceding her in death was her father, James Lloyd; two sisters, Kathy Lloyd and Jamie White; a brother, Rick Lloyd; and a nephew, Ian Stores.
The family will receive friends at the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home today, Dec. 5, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Her funeral service will be held at the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don Booth of the Deerfield United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Deerfield Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.
Please visit www.sharerfuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.
NASHVILLE, TENN. Peggy Williams Caldwell, 83, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her home at Park Manor.
Mrs. Caldwell was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Feb. 1, 1930, to the late George C. and Louise Jarman Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 52 years, the Rev. Earl E. Caldwell; and her brother, George E. Eddie Williams.
She was a 1947 graduate of Central High School in Murfreesboro. She attended Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky., and was a Certified Activity Director working in retirement homes and nursing centers in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Her husband, Earl, was a Presbyterian minister for over 50 years. She was proud to be a ministers wife, working alongside him at the churches that he served, which included Auburn, Pewee Valley, Owensboro and Paducah, Ky. and Hubbard.
Since moving back home to Tennessee, Peggy lived at the Cloister and Park Manor and enjoyed attending activities and spending time with her many, many friends. She was a long-time volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank and a member of the Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Key to the City and All States Bridge Club. A special ministry for her was knitting hats for cancer patients that were undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her daughter, Beth Moore and her husband Paul of Nashville; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Caldwell, James Caldwell of Nashville and Helen and Harry Caldwell of Murfreesboro; eight nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren.
Her extended family included many dear friends who will keep her memory alive by celebrating Peggys incredible gift of mentoring, encouragement, a giving spirit, and love of life. Her warmth and sincerity won her legions of admirers from all over the country.
Visitation with the family will be at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church on today, Dec. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a celebration of Peggys life at noon.
Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, where she will be resting next to her beloved husband. Honorary pallbearers will be her friends from the Cloister and Park Manor.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Peggys memory may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, Attn: Cindy Patterson, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228, to Abes Garden, 618 Church St., Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37219 or to the Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 100 Cross Timbers Drive, Nashville, TN 37221.
AUSTINTOWN Infant Luke Harrison Hosey passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by his family.
Luke was born at 1:25 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland, the son of Rodney D. and Erin G. (Graham) Hosey.
He is survived by one sibling, Dolores M. Hosey; his maternal grandparents, Susan and David Graham of New Castle, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Pamela Martini of Youngstown; great-grandparents, Norma Switzer of Youngstown, Dave Graham, Sr. of Austintown and Dorothy Martin of Medina; his aunt, Andrea Naplan of Pittsburgh; and three uncles, Dave Graham, Mike Hudson, and Matt Hudson, all of New Castle.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the New Covenant Worship Center Church of the Nazarene, 1900 Canfield Road, Youngstown, with the Reverend Jeff Gilkerson officiating.
Family and friends will gather for a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. at the church hall, followed by calling hours from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the Hosey family.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson Funeral Home, Boardman.
Luke will always remain his parents precious baby and Dolores little brother, and they will hold him again in Heaven one day.
CANFIELD Norman J. Horsky, 85, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2013, at Hospice House.
Norman was born April 28, 1928, in Dillonvale, a son of the late Frank and Mary Louda Horsky, and moved to Canfield from Parma in 1977.
Norm was a 1946 graduate of Dillonvale High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after graduation, serving just after World War II. Upon his discharge from the military, he returned home to the Cleveland area and studied engineering.
Mr. Horsky worked as an engineer and plant supervisor for Efficient Industries in Brecksville for 25 years, and then worked at Bliss Manufacturing in Youngstown as a plant engineer. He last worked at T&W Stamping Plant in Alliance, retiring in April of 2013.
Norm was a member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown, was a member of the Saxon Club, the ITAM Club, and was a member of St. George Croatian Lodge No. 66 in Youngstown. He enjoyed playing golf, loved working in his yard and planting flowers. He also loved his cats.
Norm leaves his wife, Luba Hrycak Horsky, whom he married Jan. 1, 1976; three children, Steve (Peggy) Horsky of Wooster, Keith (Billie) Horsky of Doylestown, and Tami Horsky of Tampa; seven grandchildren, Brent, Kenny, Bryan, Kim, Andrea, Alexander, and Leonidas; four great-grandchildren, Cadance, Austin, Chandler, and Jordan; Lubas nieces, twins Oksana (Jerry) Centifanti and Halynna (Chris) Frangos, who Norm and Luba brought from Ukraine and raised and educated; his brother-in-law, Gene (Karen) Hrycak; nieces, Stephanie, Cheri, Renee, Debra; and nephew, David.
Norms eldest son, Rick Horsky, and a brother, Al Horsky, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., today, Dec. 5, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will begin on Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Committal services with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514 or to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 526 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.
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YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home for Fredrick L. Happy McLean, 69, who passed away on Tuesday.
He was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Lordstown, a son of Sidney P. McLean and Emma Mason.
He was a graduate of Lordstown High School and a veteran of the Navy. He worked as a crane operator for Copper Weld Steel and V&M Star, before retiring in 2007. He was also a realtor for ERA Tri-Sun Realty.
Frederick was a member of the Knights of Pythias in North Jackson, New Middletown Farmers and Sportsmens Club, and was an avid outdoorsman, bow hunter, fisherman, and master gardener.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Mary Jo Wilson, whom he married on May 15, 2002; a son, Shawn F. McLean of Vienna; a daughter, Shannon Martrich of Florida; a brother, Sidney (Sandra) McLean of Lordstown; five grandchildren, Ava and Gia McLean, Elijah Henderson, Nevan and Nigel Martrich; and his beloved dog, Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, Albert Como; and two brothers, David McLean and Frank (Butch) McLean.
Friends will be received today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Angels for Animals.
NEW CASTLE, PA. Virginia C. Moyer, 73, of Johns Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pa.
She was born June 21, 1940, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Hughes) Meyers.
She married Richard M. Moyer on Jan. 28, 1956, he survives in New Castle.
Mrs. Moyer was a homemaker and a competitive walker with the Voltz Marcher. She received many medals for her walking. She also enjoyed bowling, knitting, making ceramics and cooking. Mrs. Moyer also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by four children, Richard F. Moyer and his wife, Dori of New Castle, Kathy L. Strickler and her husband, Kevin of New Castle, James W. Moyer and his wife, Liz of New Castle, and David A. Moyer and his wife, Esther of New Castle; one stepson, Joseph Fusco and his wife, Staicy of New Castle; and three sisters, Janet Calot of Connecticut, Loretta Labrie of Florida, and Theresa Italiano of Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Frank J. Sonny Meyers.
Visitation will be held at the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave., today, Dec. 5, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. The Rev. John Wiseman will be officiating.
Burial will be at Harmony Baptist Cemetery.
Please visit www.williamrogerdecarbo.com to send online condolences.
POLAND Services will be on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian of Burial to be held at 11 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Parish/St. Nicholas Church, both in Struthers, for Mary L. Markovich, 88, who passed away Tuesday morning with her family by her side.
Mary was born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Rose Pupic Tusin, lived in the area her whole life, and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish/St. Nicholas Church, was a member of a garden club with her friends for many years, and she enjoyed making crafts.
Mary married Stephen J. Markovich on Sept. 5, 1944, and he passed away on Aug. 7, 2012.
She leaves one son, Stephen J. Jr. (Marcia) Markovich of Struthers; one daughter, Patricia J. Dempsey of Poland; three sisters, Helen McVicker of Mineral Ridge, Caroline Palmer of Austintown, and Rosemarie Gonda of Boardman; along with eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Richard, William, Matthew and Walter Tusin; one daughter, Virginia Barber; and one sister, Virginia Markovich.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
Visit www.clementefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
NORTH LIMA Services will be held on Saturday at noon at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman for Judith A. Price, 75, formerly of Basil Avenue. She passed away Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Mrs. Price was born April 17, 1938, in Youngstown, a daughter of Jerre F. and Evelyn Hazlette Bauman.
She was a member of the Newcomers Club of Boardman.
Her first husband, Richard Sulenski, whom she married Sept. 6, 1958, died in July of 1976.
Surviving her is her husband, William H. Price, whom she married Nov. 23, 1977; a son, Richard (Kathi) Sulenski of Cleveland; two daughters, Lynette Sulenski of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Leigh (Dale) Berton of Chalfont, Pa.; a brother, Jerre F. (Kathy) Bauman Jr. of Centennial, Colo.; and a sister, Jill (Dave) Wagner of Boardman. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Jessica, Jordyn and Justin.
Preceding her in death besides her parents is a sister, Betty Mills.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, both at the funeral home.
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 25 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
Arrangements handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home.
NORTH LIMA Josephine Jean Purfey, 90, formerly of Boardman, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence in North Lima.
She was born on March 19, 1923, in Youngstown, to the late Theresa (Martino) and Joseph Viano.
Josephine married the late Joseph Purfey on Aug. 21, 1943.
She leaves behind her son, James (Sue) Purfey; daughter, Carol (William) Grebey of Strongsville; sister, Rita (Anthony) Lucarell of Boardman; grandchildren, Courtney Purfey, Stephen Purfey and fiancee Jessica McDougal, Mark (Dana) Grebey, Cara Grebey, and Joseph Grebey; and a great-grandchild, Ella Grebey.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Dominic Viano, James Viano, and Anthony Viano; and sisters Rose Conti and Mary Conti.
Josephine was a 1942 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She worked at the G.M. McKelvey Co. upon graduation and J.C. Penny in Boardman, and was a television clerk at Southside Hospital.
She loved music, dancing, bingo, cooking for her family, and making all holidays special for her family.
She belonged to the Sons of Italy No. 858 and was a member of the Royal Seniors, the Casa Savoya Club, and a member of St. Luke Church and the Rosary Society.
Calling hours will be at St. Luke Church on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be at St. Luke Church on Friday at 1 p.m.
Josephines family would like to thank Assumption Village Nursing Home for their wonderful care and compassion.
The family is being served by the Fabrizio Funeral Home.
LANHAM, MD. Joseph Rubenstahl, 55, passed away suddenly on Nov. 18, 2013.
He was born June 8, 1958, in Washington D.C., to Jean Rubenstahl and the late John Rubenstahl Sr.
Joe grew up in North Forestville, attended Mt. Calvary Catholic School, Suitland High School, and earned his Associates Degree in Business at Prince Georges Community College.
He was employed with Computer Sciences Corporation for several years, and most recently worked for Department of Education.
A devout Catholic, Joe was called to serve and loved participating as Eucharistic Minister and Sunday Lector throughout the years.
Joe is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jo Ann; daughter, Jenni Manson; son-in-law, Joe; and grandsons, Lucas and Wyatt.
Joe is also survived by his six siblings, Pat Baker, Jack and his wife, Shawna, Mike and his wife, Paula, Greg and his wife, Darlene, Leo and his wife, Nell and Richard and his wife, Barbara; his father-in-law, Bill White; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Chaz and Kelly White, Jim and Kathy White, Marjean and Ray Cefaratti, Gail Romine, and Kyle and Terry White; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Dot White.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations be made to the American Heart Association or MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington Heart and Vascular Institute.
Please visit www.beallfuneral.com to view and sign the familys guestbook.
NORTH LIMA Mary Ruth Reents, 90, formerly of Struthers Road, Poland, died Monday morning, Dec. 2, 2013, at Assumption Village with her family by her side.
Mary was born March 1, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary A. (Walsh) MacFarland and lived her entire life in the Youngstown area.
She worked as a beautician for over 60 years and owned her own salon on Struthers Road. Mary also worked for Gorants Chocolate at the manufacturing plant in Boardman for over seven years.
Her husband of 15 years, Homer L. Reents, whom she married in 1940, died Aug. 14, 1955.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Pam Reents of Youngstown and Barbie Reents of Arizona; two great-grandchildren; three nieces, Sandra S. Durbin and Marilyn Burrows, both of North Lima and Marica Paine of Canfield; and two nephews, Kim MacFarland of North Lima and Don Moretti of Brookfield.
Besides her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Charles H. Reents; three brothers, Earl MacFarland, Donald MacFarland, and Robert MacFarland; and a sister, Dorothy MacFarland.
Private funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Thompson Funeral Home, Boardman.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this notice and send condolences to the Reents family.
AUSTINTOWN Julia A. Stanislaw, 99, formerly of Youngstowns west side, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2013, at home with her family at her side.
Julia was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Steve and Suzanna Hosa Novak, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1931 graduate of Chaney High School, and was homemaker who dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.
Mrs. Stanislaw was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown for the past 89 years, where she was also a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was a member of the 60-Plus Club at St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, was a member of the Sam Camen Center, and enjoyed playing 500-bid and poker with her friends. Julia was a volunteer at Northside Medical Center, was a Mahoning Valley Food Bank volunteer, and an RSVP volunteer.
Her husband, Michael R. Stanislaw, whom she married June 11, 1935, passed away July 2, 1974.
Julia leaves her daughter, Gerry Mazzone, with whom she made her home; her son, Robert (Lorena) Stanislaw of Montgomery, Texas; five grandchildren, Michael (Eileen) Mazzone, Patricia (Dan) Szuhay, Chris (Rick) Brown, Michael (Susan) Stanislaw, and Lori (Rollin) Boyd; 12 great-grandchildren, Jenni and Michael Iacobucci, D.J. and Anthony Szuhay, Elise and Joey Mazzone, Matt Miller, Tricia (Stuart) Jewell, Bobby (Ashleigh) Brown, Amanda Brown, and Samantha and Stacey Boyd, each of whom affectionately called her GiGi; three great-great-grandchildren, Chase and Wyatt Brown, and Stuart Jay Jewell; a sister-in-law, Julie Stanislaw; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Susan Mazzone Iacobucci; two sisters, Ann White and Helen Nerone; a brother, Steve Novak; and a son-in-law, Joe Mazzone.
Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church on North Lakeview Avenue.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Julia will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Mrs. Stanislaws family thanks Dr. Gerald Mihok and his staff, and the staff of MVI HospiceCare, especially June, Tammy, and Stephanie, for the kindness shown and care given to Julia and her family during her illness.
Memorial contributions may be made in Julias name to MVI HospiceCare, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
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COLUMBIANA Daniel Wayne Snay, 48, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Salem Community Hospital.
Mr. Snay was born March 26, 1965, in East Liverpool, a son of Richard W. and Joan S. McMurray Snay, and had lived in this area all of his life.
He had been employed as a retail manager at Campus Book & Supply, Youngstown and at the former Worthington Industries, Salem.
Daniel was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State University Buckeyes.
He is survived by his mother of Columbiana; two brothers, Todd R. Snay of Cleveland and Craig M. Snay of Columbiana; and two nephews, Dustin (Erin) Snay of Clearwater, Fla. and Jordan Snay of Columbiana.
His father preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana, with the Reverend Carolyn Griffeth officiating. Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, and at the church one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana.
The family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Kidney Center of Salem for their outstanding care.
Please visit www.familycareservices.com to sign the register and send condolences.
RIVERDALE, GA. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home in Youngstown for Timothy Laroyal Southard, 21, formerly of Youngstown, who departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Southard was born April 14, 1992, a son of Herdis Penny and Andrea Southard.
He worked with a home improvement company, was a former member of the Ebenezer Church of God In Christ, and was a member of Jr. Police Cadets, played with the Fighting Redmen Football Team, YMCA Soccer Team, enjoyed swimming, loved music and video games. He attended East Middle School in Youngstown, Riverdale High School, and N. Clayton High School in Riverdale.
He leaves his parents; grandmothers, Delores Nelson, who reared him and Bernice Penny, all of Youngstown; two sisters, Tanisha Southard of Jonesboro, Ga. and Rachelle Southard of Fairfield, Calif.; stepsisters, Shaveen Penny of Columbus and Caylin Hayes in Alaska; stepbrother, Jamal Moody of Youngstown; best friend, Dereon Cambrick of Riverdale; a special uncle, Howard (Faith) Southard; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Andre and David Southard and grandfathers, David Nelson and Otha Penny Sr.
AKRON Gladys Evelyn Trosper, 86, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Rockynol Retirement Community, with her family by her side.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1927, in Cortland, the daughter of Ruby Marie (Cozad) and Thomas Boone Elston. A longtime Kinsman resident, Gladys moved to Akron in 2007 to be near her family.
Valedictorian of her 1945 graduating class of Johnston High School, she attended Miami University for two years, received a scholarship from State Library of Ohio and graduated from Marshall University in 1978.
On Sept. 3, 1948, she married Leland Eugene Trosper.
Gladys served in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE Reserve from 1950 until 1954. She was a secretary for the former Glauber Brass Manufacturing Company of Kinsman, served as a Librarian at Kinsman Free Public Library for 19 years and was the Librarian/Secretary for Trumbull County Childrens Services in Warren for six years, retiring in 1987. Gladys was a member of the Kinsman United Methodist Church for over 55 years and an 81 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, doing family genealogy, traveling, camping and spending time with friends and neighbors.
Her husband, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the love of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, and love of her life, Leland E. Trosper; and a brother, Roger E. Elston.
Survivors include a son, Greig A. and wife Sally Trosper of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Tonnie Lee and husband Dana Spratt of Burlington, Mass., and Barbara T. Wright of Akron; seven grandchildren, Kelly, Meghan, Tonnie, Rebecca, Trevor, Ryan and Shane; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Caitlin and Ayden.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, with the Rev. David McKinnon officiating. Burial will follow at Kinsman Cemetery.
Calling hours will be on Saturday from noon until the service at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Kinsman Public Library, P.O. Box 36, to the Kinsman Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Kinsman, OH 44428 or to Senior Independence Hospice, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 303, Akron, OH 44313.
Please visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com to sign the online guestbook.
YOUNGSTOWN There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Cariglio celebrating the Mass for Fedelia E. Trotto, 97, who passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Nov. 23.
Fedelia was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Krebs, Okla., the daughter of Raffale and Michelina (Finamore) Donofrio.
She worked for over 25 years at Bank One, Union National Bank, and First National Bank.
She was a member of St. Rose Church, the Bagnolese Club, and the Senior Citizens at St. Rose and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Churches.
Her husband, Dominic S. Trotto, whom she married June 30, 1934, passed away Nov. 13, 1985.
Fedelia will always be remembered by her daughter, Mary Lou (David) Farr of Foristell, Mo.; her son, Sandy (Denise) Trotto of Brandon, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carmella Bucci of Youngstown.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Esther Pastucci and Rosie Lazazzera; and brothers, Anthony, Vito, and Albert Donofrio.
Friends may call on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Fedelias family.
CANFIELD Elaine N. (Komarc) Vrabel, 80, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A single mother long before the term was defined, she leaves behind her children, Joseph of Lynn Haven, Fla., Lori (Patrick) Gobep, with whom she made her home in Canfield, Kathleen (James) Calabretta of Austintown, David (Cheryl) Vrabel of Boardman, and Janice Payne of Columbiana.
She was the grandmother to Jennifer (Aaron) Meyers, Jason (Nicole) Shuto, Christine (Steve) Anzevino, Brent (Tracie) Vrabel, Michele (Justin) Mitulinski, Dana Payne, James Calabretta, Breanna Vrabel, Danielle Payne, Alexi (Rob) Felty, Jaymi Payne, Alaina Vrabel, Bradley Vrabel, Nicholas Calabretta, and Rachel Gobep and great-grandmother to Andrew Vrabel, Peyton and Parker Meyers, Easton, Colson, Hayli, Quenton and Xathon Shuto, Addison and Brady Mitulinski, Jada Nolasco and Ava Gardner.
Elaine also leaves special family members, Noreen Perry, Arlene Clark, Shirley Serena, Sheila Sirbu, Linda Durastante, Todd, Jeseca, Tiffany and Cassidy Lindberg, Derek DeChellis, Andrea Gobep, Chad Kinkead, Theresa Sudebaker, and Barbara Burnside.
A proud Campbell native, she was born on Nov. 11, 1933, recently celebrating her 80th birthday.
Elaine graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 1951, having been head majorette and homecoming queen.
She was the only child of John E. and Dorothy G. (Novak) Komarc, who preceded her in death. A son, Dennis, also preceded her in death.
The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company was one of her proudest occupations as a Metallurgical Order Analyst. Other companies Elaine worked for included Aeroquip, Tamco Distributors, Ski Limited and Sunkiss Tanning.
She had a unique smile that was often seen in a recognizable laugh and beautiful, loving blue eyes. She was a faithful woman, having belonged to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Campbell. She believed in family first and worked tirelessly to provide a warm and loving home. Full of fun and good times, her Christmas Eve dinners, parties and presents were legendary. She enjoyed the Sunday family dinners, playing cards, going to the movies and dinner, trips to Mountaineer, and watching game shows.
The family has entrusted her final arrangements to be handled by the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m., where a prayer service will be held at 4:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the funeral home, and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, concluding with a service at the Cemetery Chapel.
The family would like to thank HMHP Hospice of the Valley for their loving care.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send the Vrabel family condolences.
NEW SPRINGFIELD Frank Vitko, 85, passed away peacefully Tuesday at his home with his family by his side.
Frank was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in New Springfield, the son of Andro and Agnes (Franjko) Vitko, and was a lifelong area resident.
He worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube for 42 years as a second helper and melter. He was very proud that he completed his GED.
In his spare time, Frank enjoyed trapping, traveling, and woodworking. He especially enjoyed Cleveland professional sports teams and was a huge Springfield Local fan.
He was also a devoted member of the New Creation Fellowship.
Frank leaves to cherish his precious memory, his wife of 62 years, Virginia (Black) Vitko of New Springfield; a son, Frank (Greta) Vitko of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Bonnie (Mark) Martin of Canfield; three grandchildren, Michael (Kayla) Vitko, Lisa (Justin) Keck and Shawna Hendricks; five great-grandchildren, Fischer, Grayson, and Ryder Vitko and Tyler and Shelby Keck, all of Texas; and a brother, Paul, of Farmington.
Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by four brothers, Andrew, Steve, John, and Pete Vitko.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima with Pastor Joe Congemi officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in North Lima.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or to send private condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Private services were held Wednesday afternoon at Calvary Cemetery Chapel for Marie E. Wilson, 89, who passed away peacefully Tuesday morning after a long illness.
Marie was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Youngstown, a daughter of Richard H. and Catherine A. Thompson Wilson.
She was a Ursuline High School graduate and was a telephone operator for U.S. Steel.
Marie leaves several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Wilson-Bell; and brothers Richard Wilson, James Wilson, John Wilson, Joseph Wilson, William Wilson, and Dominic Wilson.
Material tributes can be made in Maries memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.
YOUNGSTOWN Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church for Mrs. Patricia A. Woodall-Ford, 57, who departed this life Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Woodall-Ford was born Jan. 3, 1956, in Youngstown, a daughter of Willie J. Sr. and Anna E. Walker Woodall.
She was a homemaker, a graduate of East High School, and loved to play cards.
She leaves her husband, William J. Ford, whom she married Sept. 14, 1985; five daughters, Thurnetta (Charles) Jacobs of Columbus, LaTisha D. (Lewis) Craine of Detroit, Sherita S. Padgett and Ay Nessha N. Padgett, both of Youngstown, and Lavida J. Padgett of Akron; two brothers, Robert Walker and Willie J. Woodall Jr., both of Youngstown; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.