Lane Funeral Home - Canfield Chapel


Our Obituaries

Letha E. DeBow

July 3, 1918 - March 24, 2017

NILES- Letha E. DeBow, 98, passed away on Friday, March 24 at her home. She was born on July 3, 1918 in Washingtonville, OH, daughter to the late Leland and Mary (Ward) Bowker. Formerly of Salem, Letha moved to the area in 1937 and married Harold L. DeBow. They celebrated 55 years together before he passed in September of 1992. Letha enjoyed playing BINGO and spending her winters in Florida....
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Daphne Ruth Kren

June 10, 1935 - March 21, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Saturday, April 1, 2017, at St. Mary Church in Mineral Ridge for Daphne R. Kren who passed away Tuesday March 21, 2017, Daphne was born June 10, 1935 in East Cleveland, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Pryde) Pappas. She worked as a corporate receptionist for Lamson and Sessions in Beachwood for 35 years, retiring in June of 2006. Prior to Lamson...
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Elizabeth L. Lahey

December 24, 1918 - March 20, 2017

Elizabeth L. Lahey, age 98, of Mineral Ridge passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born December 24, 1918 in Zurich, Switzerland; she was the daughter of Albert and Anna (Heller) Leeman. Mrs. Lahey was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howland; she loved to cook, read, sew, and work with liquid embroidery. Survivors include her daughters: Barbara (Joe) Le Boeuf, Margaret (Jack) Pittman,...
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John H. Krier

October 7, 1922 - March 20, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24th at Old North Church of Canfield, 7105 Herbert Rd., Canfield for Dr. John H. Krier, 94 of Poland. John was born October 7, 1922 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Ralph and Emma (Hart) Krier John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, 1943-1946. He graduated from Eastern Baptist College and Theological Seminary,...
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Paul E. Manchester

August 16, 1927 - March 19, 2017

.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel for Paul Earl Manchester, 89 of Park Vista Retirement Community, formerly of Canfield who died Sunday evening at Park Vista. Paul was born August 16, 1927 in Ellsworth, a son of the late Warren L. and Ruth H. (Beardsley) Manchester and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from...
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Barbara Polley Schrader

December 20, 1935 - March 17, 2017

There will be a memorial service on Sunday, March 26th at Canfield Presbyterian Church for Barbara Polley Schrader, 81 of Berlin Center was caring, competent and fun to be around. She died of pneumonia Friday, March 17th at University Hospital Portage Medical Center. Barbara was born December 20, 1935 in Struthers, a daughter of the late Ernest W. and Jeanette (McClure) Polley, graduated from...
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Alice Rae Porter

February 13, 1932 - March 15, 2017

Alice Rae Porter, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was born on February 13, 1932 in Youngstown, daughter to the late Edwin Vance and Alice (Bonnet) Crum. Alice was an Austintown Fitch High School graduate and a member of Four Mile Fun Christian Church. There she married the love of her life, Francis Raymond Porter, on March 14, 1952 and they celebrated 45 years together before he...
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Elmer Lee Harkleroad

September 8, 1948 - March 14, 2017

AUSTINTOWN- Elmer "Lee" Harkleroad, 68, passed away suddenly on March 14, 2017. He was born on September 8, 1948 in Girard, OH, son to the late Elmer Walter Harkleroad and Elaine (Saare) Petiya. Lee was a Girard High School graduate and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his service, Lee worked for Packard Electric as a technician for many years before...
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Dennis Craig Owens

December 22, 1941 - March 14, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph Church in Austintown, for Dennis Craig Owens, 75, of Austintown Township who passed away Tuesday, March 14th, at Omni Manor Nursing Center. Dennis was born December 22, 1941 in Warren, PA., the son of Lambert J. and Lily (Nielsen) Owens. He retired in 1993 from Warren State Hospital in Warren PA, where he was a Psychiatric Technician. After his...
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David B. Kline

November 5, 1924 - March 14, 2017

David B. Kline, 92 passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning at Austinwoods Care Center. David was born November 5, 1924 in Youngstown, a son of the late Harry L. and Katherine Elizabeth (Boozer) Kline and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from South High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He had flown more than 30 combat missions in the Italian Theatre...
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Betty Lou Tura

April 10, 1934 - March 13, 2017

Betty Lou Tura, 82 Betty Lou Tura, 82 of Canfield, formerly of Warren, Ohio and Peoria, Arizona went to meet our Lord on March 13, 2017. Betty Lou was born April 10, 1934 in Armstrong Township, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (DeMarco) Bagaglia. She graduated from Warren Harding High School and had worked as a cashier for the former Venitti's Market and a sales clerk for J....
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Judith Kay Hogan

March 2, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Judith Kay Hogan, 75, of Austintown, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Judy was born on March 2, 1942 in Duncansville, PA., a daughter of the late Robert and Virginia (Wilt) Horton. Judith graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in PA., in 1960. She received her Associate's Degree in Business Administrations from Youngstown...
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Ann Elizabeth Keck

December 3, 1947 - March 11, 2017

Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad St., Canfield Chapel for Ann E. Keck. 69 of Salem who died at her residence Saturday evening. Ann was born December 3, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Martin and Dorothy (Kalaher) DeRose and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Jackson Miton High School and had owned and operated a...
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Carole A. Collingwood

February 3, 1947 - March 11, 2017

Carole A. Collingwood passed away Saturday, March 11th at Austinwoods Nursing Center, at the age of 70. She was born February 3, 1947 in Youngstown the daughter of the late Merle and Lillian (Moran) Collingwood. She was a lifelong area resident and catholic by faith, Carole attended St. Charles School and was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, class of 1965. She worked on the line for...
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Doris J. Bailey

March 2, 1936 - March 9, 2017

Doris J. "Muzz" Bailey, 81, of Berlin Center, died Thursday afternoon at Northside Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1936 in Ellsworth, a daughter of Edwin and Jessie "Nanny" Young Ewing Cramer. Muzz was a line worker at the G.M. Lordstown Assembly Plant for 27 years, retiring in 1998. She was of the Protestant Faith. Muzz was a lifetime member of the Twin State Auto Racing Club and she...
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Delores J. Wagner

June 9, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Delores J. Wagner, 85 of Canfield passed away Thursday afternoon at Hospice House surrounded by her husband and daughter. Delores, known as "Dolly" was born June 9, 1931 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Moskal) Fruit. She graduated from Shenango High School in 1949 and graduated from New Castle Business College. Dolly worked as a secretary until her...
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Jean K. Torok

April 27, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Jean K. Torok, age 86, of Austintown, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 following a long illness. Born April 27, 1930 in Akron, she was the daughter of Moulton and Della (Leslie) Page. Jean was the owner/operator of Torok Supply along with her husband for over 65 years. She loved motor-sports including NASCAR; she was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and the OSU Buckeyes; she enjoyed...
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James O. Shook

July 23, 1934 - March 8, 2017

NILES- James O. Shook, 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Washington Square Healthcare Center in Warren. He was born on July 23, 1934 in Boardman, Ohio, son of the late, Roy Shook and Alberta (Larson) Shook. James retired from Miller Yount Fabrication in 1996. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. James is survived by his children, Michael Shook, Tamara Delphia and Cynthia...
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Barbara Ann Costlow

October 26, 1951 - March 8, 2017

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Church in Boardman for Barbara Ann Costlow, 65, who died Wednesday evening at The Heights Nursing Home in Broadview Heights. Barbara was born October 26, 1951 in Salem, the daughter of Thomas C. and Mary A. Schultz Schleicher. Barbara was a home-maker and loved to cook and bake. She loved animals and loved to take walks....
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Judy M. Williams

September 23, 1942 - March 8, 2017

There will be a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 8387 Tod Ave., Anstrom Chapel, Boardman for Judy M. Williams, 74 of Petersburg who died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at her residence. Judy was born September 23, 1942 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Carl and Margaret Wilson and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from South High...
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JoAnne Therese Ondrejko

February 16, 1945 - March 8, 2017

JoAnne T. Ondrejko, 72 of Warren, died Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, at Community Skilled Nursing Centre in Warren. She was born February 16, 1945 in Warren, the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Agnes M. Sotak Colson. She had been a resident of the Community Commons for 6 years. JoAnne was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic parish in Warren, where she had been a member of the Altar...
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Ronald L. Uhr

May 15, 1939 - March 6, 2017

Ronald L. Uhr, age 77, of Boardman passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. Born May 15, 1939, he was the son of John and Mildred Uhr. Ron was a member of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Toggle Team; he was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shelia; nieces, nephews, and many friends, as well as his four-legged friends Jackie and Binkie...
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Gloria A. Keever

May 2, 1947 - March 5, 2017

Gloria A. Keever, 69, of Austintown, died on March 5, 2017 at Hospice House in Poland Ohio, following a courageous battle with cancer. Gloria was born on May 2, 1947, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late, Chester H. and Florence I. (Goska) Rutledge. Gloria graduated from Lakewood High School in 1965 and went on to receive her Associate Degree in Business. She worked at Fay Industries, located in...
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Billie J. Beshara

November 24, 1968 - March 5, 2017

Billie J. Beshara, age 48, of Youngstown passed away unexpectedly. She was born on November 24, 1968 in Elkins W.Va.; she was a 1987 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School. She was the owner/operator of Leber Real Estate, LTD. The nature of her death will not define her life. Billie was the greatest wife a man could ask for. The most important thing to her was taking care of her...
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Charles Frederick Huxsaw

July 28, 1946 - March 4, 2017

Charles F. Huxsaw, born on July 28, 1946, died on March 4, 2017 after a prolonged illness. He was the son of Howard and Mary (Lewis) Huxsaw, and grew up in Canfield, Ohio. Charles, known as "Charlie" by family and friends, was a graduate of Canfield High School. He went on to attend the College of William & Mary, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and was a founding member of the Zeta...
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Robert Kaloci

August 17, 1929 - March 3, 2017

There will be Services at 12 p.m. Thursday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in North Jackson for Robert Kaloci, 87, who died Saturday evening at Hospice House. Robert was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Copley, a son of Andrew and Mary Pamer Kaloci. He was a truck driver for various steel companies for 45 years, retiring in 1994. Robert served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the...
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Dorothy Jean Butts

December 23, 1942 - March 3, 2017

A funeral service celebrating the life of Dorothy Jean Butts will be held at Noon on Monday, March 6, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. Jean passed away Friday evening, March 3, at Hospice House with her loved ones by her side. Jean was born December 23, 1942 in Youngstown, the daughter of Paul and Dorothy (Lindsay) Zins. She attended Boardman High School. Jean was a homemaker,...
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James Willard Erickson

September 4, 1949 - March 3, 2017

AUSTINTOWN- James Willard Erickson, 67, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman. He was born on September 4, 1949 in Youngstown, OH, son to the late Raymond Carl and Myrtle (Thomas) Erickson. James was a 1967 Austintown Fitch High School graduate and went to Youngstown State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in...
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Martha Jean Rothbauer

August 5, 1927 - March 2, 2017

Private memorial services will be held at a later date for Martha Jean Rothbauer, 89 of North Lima, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away Thursday evening, March 2nd at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Campus, surrounded by her family. Martha was born August 5, 1927 in Cortland, the daughter of Elmer and Catherine (McCullough) Lipp. She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great...
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Bryan M. Olney

October 8, 1954 - March 1, 2017

Bryan M. Olney of Canfield, 62, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Youngstown after struggling with health issues for many years. Mr. Olney was born in Youngstown on October 8, 1954.  He was raised in Canfield and graduated from Canfield High School in 1973.  He attended Kent State University and The Ohio State University, majoring in journalism and communications. While...
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Leo F. Winchester, Jr.

April 21, 1942 - February 28, 2017

There will be a memorial service 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel for Leo F. Winchester, Jr., 74 of Berlin Center who died Tuesday, February 28th at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boardman Campus. Leo was born April 21, 1942 in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of the late Leo F. and Ruth (Mapous) Winchester, Sr. He graduated from Mentor...
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Byron E. Moore

April 24, 1929 - February 28, 2017

MINERAL RIDGE- Byron E. Moore, 87, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1929 in Bingamon, WV, son to the late Richard G. and Esta F. (Bryner) Moore. Byron was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Kleese Excavating as a mechanic and welder, retiring in November 2009. Byron married the love of his life, the former Gladys Drain in...
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Clyde Gordon Garland

April 21, 1934 - February 28, 2017

LEAVITTSBURG- Clyde G. Garland, 82, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Washington Square Health Care Center in Warren. He was born on April 21, 1934 in Mineral Ridge, Ohio, son of the late George A. and Laura B. (Hofius) Garland. Clyde was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He married his wife, Dola J. Riddle Garland on October 25, 1952. Clyde retired...
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Charlene K. Waterman

June 21, 1939 - February 26, 2017

WARREN- Charlene K. Waterman, 77, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on June 21, 1939 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank and Erma (Nolan) Fiest. Charlene retired from Packard Electric where she was employed for 35 years. She was a member of Warren Nazarene Church and led her life loving Jesus. Charlene married her...
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Roger H. Carr

August 10, 1946 - February 25, 2017

Roger H. Carr, 70 Roger H. Carr, 70 of Berlin Center passed away peacefully Saturday evening at St. Joseph Hospital, Warren surrounded by his family. Roger was born August 10, 1946 in Warren, Ohio, a son of the late Herman H. and Maxine L. (Whaling) Carr and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Western Reserve High School, Berlin Center in 1964 and attended Kent State University,...
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Pascarella M. DeLorenzo

December 1, 1923 - February 25, 2017

Pascarella "Pat" DeLorenzo, 93 Pascarella M. DeLorenzo, 93, of Canfield passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon. Pascarella, known as "Pat" was born in the Smokey Hollow section of Youngstown, a daughter of the late Luciano and Maria (DeLucia) Ialungo. She attended the Rayen school and was a member of St. Michael's Church. She was formerly a long time member of St. Dominic Church. During...
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Louise Manfield

December 25, 1941 - February 25, 2017

Nellie "Louise" Mansfield, 75 of Warren passed away on February 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Care Center. Louise was born on Christmas Day in 1941 in Columbus, Georgia. She married Larry W. Mansfield whom preceded her in death. Louise retired from Automatic Vendors. Besides her husband, Louise was preceded in death by her parents Susie & Al Gay, her son Bruce Mansfield, her brothers Lamar Crook...
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Helen Jean Holbrook

November 1, 1935 - February 24, 2017

There will be Private Family Services for Helen Jean Holbrook, 81, who died Friday evening at the Cleveland Clinic. Helen was born November 1, 1935 in Warren, a daughter of Thomas and Isabelle Rosser O'Neill. She was a home-maker and of the Catholic Faith. Helen's husband, Oliver Holbrook, Sr. died in 1979. Helen is survived by her children, Rose (Robert) Patrick of Howland, William (Debra L.)...
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Linda D. Hoffstetter

July 10, 1953 - February 24, 2017

Cortland: Linda D. Hoffstetter, 63 passed away February 24, 2017 at St. Joseph Health Center after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy (AMS/Parkinson's). Linda was born July 10, 1953 in Warren to Earl & Norma (Gingrich) Stein, Jr. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Linda worked for General Electric until her health forced her into retirement. She enjoyed the outdoors soaking...
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Mary Elizabeth Antal

November 9, 1936 - February 24, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown for Mary Antal, 80, who passed away Friday morning, February 24th, at Sunrise Assisted Living Center. Mary was born November 9, 1936 in Youngstown the daughter of Nicola and Lucy (Appugliese) Orlando. She was a graduate of East High School class of 1954. Mary was a homemaker, loving mother and...
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Rev.Fred G. Moore

July 8, 1934 - February 23, 2017

Rev. Fred G. Moore, 82, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles. He was born July 8, 1934 in Harvey, Kentucky, son of the late Archie and Martha (Vanderpool) Moore. He formerly lived in New Bedford, PA, Champion and Niles, OH. Fred was a dynamic man who was skilled in many trades. He worked with aluminum siding and roofing, well drilling,...
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Joseph Domjancic

October 16, 1927 - February 22, 2017

Joseph Domjancic, (89), passed away on Wednesday evening, February 22, 2017 at his home. Joseph was born on October 16, 1927 in Hartford, CT, a son of the late Rocco and Anna (Desovich) Domjancic. He attended Hartford High School and worked as a Machinist at ITT Grinnell for 37 years before retiring. In his free time he loved being outdoors, working on his tractors and being in the woods. He...
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Ruby Maxine Murphy

August 23, 1922 - February 22, 2017

Ruby M. Murphy, 94, of Austintown, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Austinwoods Nursing Home. She was born on August 23, 1922, in Moatsville, W.V., a daughter of the late Forest H. and Hallie (Boner) Ball. Ruby took pride in being a homemaker, she devoted her life to her family, as they meant the world to her. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and embroidering. She spent...
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Anne Louise Evick

December 10, 1924 - February 22, 2017

Anne Louise Evick, formerly of Youngstown, went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2017. She died peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Poland. She was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death. Anne Louise was born on December 10, 1924 in Rural Valley, Pennsylvania. She moved to the Youngstown area in 1943 where she married William Evick in 1945. Anne had two sons from the...
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Paul G. Schobel

November 24, 1940 - February 20, 2017

Paul G. Schobel, 76, of Austintown, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1:15pm at his home, with his loved ones by his side. Paul was born on November 24, 1940, in Chicago, IL., a son of the late, John and Sarah (Roth) Schobel. Paul graduated from Berlin Center High School in 1958. He worked for over 40 years as a mechanic and truck driver at General Motors. Paul was a member and a past Master of...
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Robert James Popovec

March 25, 1932 - February 19, 2017

Robert "Bob" James Popovec passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017, while under the care of Hospice of the Valley. Bob was born on March 25, 1932 in Youngstown, OH, to Mary and Mike Popovec. He was a graduate of Chaney High School and received his Bachelors of Business degree from then Youngstown University, now Youngstown State University. He was a decorated Navy veteran, who...
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David R. Dawson

August 20, 1966 - February 19, 2017

David R. Dawson, 50, passed away February 19, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Cleveland Clinic. David was born in Warren on August 20, 1966 and was a lifelong resident of the area. At the young age of 16 David started volunteering for the Cortland Bazetta Fire Department. After high school, he obtained his credentials as a paramedic and firefighter working for Cortland and Bazetta...
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Doris Hull Ogle

October 30, 1935 - February 19, 2017

Doris Hull Ogle, 81 Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m Saturday, February 25th. at Grace Church, 140 S. Main Street, Columbiana for Doris Hull Ogle, 81 of New Waterford who died early Sunday morning at Crandall Medical Center. Doris was born October 30, 1935 in New Waterford, a daughter of the late Elmer O. and Myrtle R. (Bretz) Hull and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from New...
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Rose M. Mavronicolas

December 23, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Rose M. Mavronicolas, 85, of Austintown, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Meridian Arms Living Center in Youngstown. She was born on December 23, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan, daughter of the late Stephen and Rose (Kriach) Danis. Rose and her husband Andrew owned Handy Andy's Restaurant in North Versailles, Pennsylvania for many years before closing in 1995 due to Andy's...
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Denise M. Ryan

December 20, 1960 - February 17, 2017

CANFIELD- Denise M. Ryan, 56, passed away after an extended illness on February 17, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born on December, 20, 1960 in Barberton, OH to Ilene Sedgwick and the late William Hartwick. Denise was a 1979 graduate from Canfield High School and went on to work at First Federal Bank. Later in life, Denise was able to pursue her true passion, taking care...
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Nancy J. Johnson

August 23, 1951 - February 16, 2017

There will be a Memorial Service at a later date for Nancy J. Johnson, 65, who died Thursday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Nancy was born August 23, 1951 in Youngstown. Nancy was a Social Worker and had previously been employed by General Motors. She was a graduate of Massillon High School and received her BA from Y.S.U. and her Masters from Case Western Reserve...
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Roberta Jean Fruit

March 8, 1931 - February 16, 2017

Roberta Jean Fruit, age 85, of Youngstown, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born March 8, 1931 in Indiana, Pa; she was the daughter of Wilbur C. and Isabelle (Paton) Donahey. Jean worked as a clerk for Packard Electric; she was the owner/operator of Afterthought Antiques. She was active in school and church activities. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Reverend Richard ...
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Donald E. Smail

January 29, 1933 - February 15, 2017

AUSTINTOWN- Donald E. Smail, 84, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Briarfield Manor in Austintown. He was born on January 29, 1933 in Distand, PA, son to the late Marlin and Mary (Hilliard) Smail. Don was a Redbank Valley High School graduate and went on the serve our country in the United States Army during the Korean War era. After being honorably discharged, Don married the former...
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Vivian L. Schisler

December 5, 1930 - February 14, 2017

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, celebrating the life of Vivian L. Schisler, 86, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14th at St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus. Vivian was born December 5, 1930 in Greenford, the daughter of Walter and Mildred (Abblett) Knauf, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of...
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Karen L. Kennedy

July 10, 1944 - February 13, 2017

KAREN L. KENNEDY, 72 LISBON-There will be Services at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26th at Lisbon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where Jay Balough will be officiating, for Karen L. Kennedy, 72, who died February 13th at Vista Care Center of Lisbon. Karen was born July 10, 1944 in Youngstown, the daughter of Cecil and Twila Fusselman Gifford. She was a home-maker. Karen was an active 45 year...
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Edward J. Motter

June 11, 1946 - February 10, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday. February 16th at West Austintown First United Methodist Church 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown for Edward James Motter, 70 of Austintown who died early Friday morning at Austinwoods Care Center. Edward was born June 11, 1946 in Youngstown, a son of the late Edgar R. and Nellie (Mosier) Motter and was a lifelong area resident. ...
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Esma Madeline Elliott

November 4, 1928 - February 10, 2017

Funeral services will be held 5 PM Tuesday, February 14th, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Esma Madeline Elliott, 88, of Sligo, PA., formerly of Austintown Twp., who passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10th, at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo. Esma was born November 4, 1928 in New Bethlehem, PA., the daughter of Roy Lee and Maude (Henry) Taylor...
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Lawrence John Nelson, Sr.

March 13, 1939 - February 10, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Lawrence Nelson Sr. will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, February 15th, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Larry passed away Friday morning at Select Specialty Hospital – St. Joseph Hospital at the age of 77. He was born March 13, 1939 in Youngstown. Larry was raised in Youngstown by his mother and step-father, the late Wanda and...
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Daniel Lee Weaver

May 2, 1954 - February 9, 2017

HOWLAND- Daniel Lee Weaver, 62, passed away on Thursday morning, February 9, 2017 at Signature Healthcare of Warren. He was born on May 2, 1954 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of Carl A. and Mary Lou (McGuire) Weaver. Danny graduated from Howland High School in 1973. He worked as a truck driver at Nick Strimbu Trucking. Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, watching television, motorcycles and...
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C. Rollie Pittman

January 28, 1974 - February 8, 2017

ELYRIA- C. Rollie Pittman III, 43, passed away February 8, 2017. He was born on January 28, 1974 in Youngstown, OH, son to Rollie C. Jr. and Patricia (Morrison) Pittman. Rollie was 1991 graduate of South East High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy. During his service Rollie was trained to be a nuclear electrician and worked aboard nuclear submarines. Rollie later worked for...
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Joachim Hans Langer

October 8, 1929 - February 8, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Joachim Hans Langer will be held at 3 PM Sunday, February 12th, at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Mr. Langer passed away Wednesday morning, February 8th at his home at the age of 87. He was born on October 8, 1929 in Fro"bel Kreis Neustadt Oberschlesien, Germany a son of Josef and Maria (Kiesel) Langer. He graduated from Wilhelm Karmann...
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Nicholas R. Rowe

December 12, 1972 - February 8, 2017

Nicholas R. Rowe, age 48, of Youngstown, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Born December 12, 1968 in Youngstown, he was the son of Eugene and Carolyn (Molchany) Rowe. Nick was a Journeyman Carpenter; he served as a Union Representative for Local #171. He received an award for building ramps for handicapped Veterans. He formerly attended the West Austintown United Methodist Church. Besides...
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Michael P. Chizmar

January 23, 1921 - February 8, 2017

Michael P. Chizmar, 96 of Canfield passed away early Wednesday morning at his residence with his loving wife at his side. Mr. Chizmar was born January 23, 1921 in Youngstown, a son of the late Peter and Mary Hnat Chizmar and was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of the first graduating class at Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939. Michael was a Sergeant in the United States Army ...
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George Fisher

June 17, 1945 - February 7, 2017

George "Dick" Fisher, age 71 of Cortland passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2017. Dick was born on June 17, 1945 in Webster Springs, West Virginia. He grew up in a home filled with 20 siblings and learned young the value of hard work. Dick spent his career in construction working as a brick mason. After he retired, Dick often would head out to the lake for some fishing, and there was...
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Dale L. Cribley

March 4, 1932 - February 7, 2017

DALE L. CRIBLEY, 84 NORTH JACKSON-There will be Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Jackson Church of the Nazarene for Dale L. Cribley, 84, who died Tuesday morning at Essex of Salem. Dale was born March 4, 1932 in Warren, a son of Ernest F. and Ila N. Booth Cribley. He was a graduate of North Jackson High School and served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy, from 1950 to...
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Robert E. Murphy

May 18, 1924 - February 7, 2017

Robert E. Murphy, 92, of Austintown, went home to be with the Lord, on February 7, 2017, at St. Mary Alzheimer Facility. Robert was born on May 18, 1924 in Steubenville, a son of the late Alonzo T. and Helen M. (Winger) Murphy. Robert proudly enlisted in the United States Army, serving his county for two years during WWII. After return home from the war, Robert worked as a truck driver for...
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Frank Vrankovich

February 22, 1949 - February 7, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Frank Vrankovich Jr. will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Madasz Chapel. Frank passed away Tuesday, February 7, at the age of 67. He was born February 22, 1949 in Sharon, PA the son of Frank Sr. and Elizabeth E. Vrankovich. Frank was a graduate of Fairhaven School and was a member of the Knights of...
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Harriett J. Pallante

January 26, 2017 - February 7, 2017

Harriett J. "Peg" Warmoth Pallante, 88, of Austintown, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017. Harriett was born on January 26, 1929, in Springfield, IL., a daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Casey) Waters. Peg was a proud member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Canfield. She worked as a cashier for Value Drug Store in Austintown, and as a cashier for Dollar Tree,...
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Gerald E. Armintrout

August 29, 1933 - February 6, 2017

CORTLAND- Gerald "Jerry" E. Armintrout, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Gillette Nursing Home. He was born on August 29, 1933 in East Liberty, OH, son to the late Addison and Susanna (Butchko) Armintrout. Formerly of Bazetta, Jerry attended Warren City Schools and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Sargent 1st Class cook....
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Dennis G. Elliott

February 5, 1952 - February 5, 2017

DENNIS G. ELLIOTT, 65 BOARDMAN-Dennis G. Elliott, 65, passed away early Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Dennis was born February 5, 1952 in Akron, a son of Wayne G. and Doris I. Fain Elliott. He was a 1971 graduate of Boardman High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1974. Dennis was a route salesman with Rainbow Baking Co. in Houston, TX from...
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Sandra Kovach

April 2, 1950 - February 2, 2017

Sandra H. Kovach, age 66 passed away at her home on February 2, 2017. She was born on April 2, 1950 in Youngstown to Charles & Mary (Magargle) Mahaffey. On May 26, 1984, Sandra was united in marriage to John Kovach whom preceded her in death in 2012. Sandra spent her career as a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant. She was a woman of great faith and an active member of Prince of Peace of Lutheran...
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Janet M. Clegg

August 27, 1938 - February 1, 2017

NORTH JACKSON- Janet M. Clegg, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening with her family by her side. Janet was born August 27, 1938 in Sagamore, PA., daughter of the late Jesse M. and Vera (Eiselman) Yount. Janet moved to the area in 1956 and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1958. She worked as a book keeper and secretary, retiring from the Youngstown Saxon Club after 25...
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Vickie L. Danso

May 28, 1952 - January 31, 2017

Vickie L. Danso, 64, passed away Tuesday evening, January 31, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, surrounded by her boys. Vickie was born on May 28, 1952 in Warren, OH a daughter of the late Chauncey and Edith (Woodward) Adams. She was a 1970 graduate of Braceville High School and worked at Sajar Plastics for 10 years until she became a proud homemaker to start her family. She also was...
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Helen Thellman

September 16, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Helen D. Thellman, 89, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday January 30, 2017 at 7pm at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring. Helen was born on September 16, 1927, in Warren, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine R. (Shade) Dellinger. Helen attended Mineral Ridge High School. She worked for General Electric, for 22 years, as an inspector, until her retirement in 1994. Helen was a proud...
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Helen Nezbola

December 28, 1919 - January 29, 2017

HELEN NEZBOLA, 97 DIAMOND-There will be Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church for Helen Nezbola, 97, who died Sunday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Helen was born December 28, 1919 in Youngstown, a daughter of Daniel and Mary. She was a graduate of Chaney High School and a devoted mother and home-maker. Helen was a long-time and very active member of...
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Barbara Ruth Carr Mines Palette

October 11, 1931 - January 29, 2017

Vienna- Barbara Mines Palette, 85, of Vienna, passed away January 29th at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born October 11, 1931 to the late James Carr and Ruth (Salway) Mines, and her adoptive father Harvey Lee Mines. She was a graduate of Howland High School, Barbara attended Mount Union College, and graduated from the Warren Business College. She worked for Packard Electric and...
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Eleanor Hamman

July 11, 1915 - January 29, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday February 2, at Zion Lutheran Church for Eleanor Hamman, 101, of Canfield who passed away Sunday January 29 at Beeghly Oaks Care Center. Eleanor was born July 11, 1915 in Youngstown the daughter of August and Selma (Odin) Nelson. She was a graduate of Fitch High School class of 1933 and had worked for Y.H.A. South Unit Federal Credit Union for 18...
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Barbara Platt

October 22, 1944 - January 29, 2017

Barbara J. Platt, age 72 passed away at her home on January 29, 2017. Barbara was born on October 22, 1944 in Youngstown to Woodrow & Elizabeth Whitacre. Visit with Barbara's family on Thursday February 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel; 6923 Warren Sharon Rd, Brookfield where a funeral service will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m. Barbara was...
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Gloria Dragus

November 7, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Gloria Dragus, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 28, at home. She was born on November 8, 1938, in Campbell, OH, daughter to the late George and Rosalie (Kosa) Beelen. Gloria was a 1956 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and then graduated from Trumbull Memorial Nursing School in 1959. She worked at Trumbull Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse and nursing instructor. On...
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Joseph C. Higinbotham

August 3, 1951 - January 27, 2017

Joseph C. Higinbotham, age 65, of Lordstown, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 surrounded by his large family at Trumbull Memorial Hospital; he lost his courageous battle of 11 years to cancer. Joe was born August 3, 1951 in Albany, New York to the late Eugene and Frankie Higinbotham. He was a 1969 Graduate of Lordstown High School, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. He retired...
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Daris W. Gatrell

July 3, 1940 - January 27, 2017

Daris W. Gatrell, age 76, passed away peacefully Friday morning, January 27th at Humility House. Daris was born July 3, 1940 in Deep Valley, West Virginia to the late Wilbert and Lorena (Duty) Gatrell. He was a 1958 graduate of Western-Reserve High School. Daris retired in 2000 from General Motors where he was an Electrician in the Lordstown Fab Plant. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran...
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Thomas Edgar McNulty

November 5, 1949 - January 27, 2017

A memorial mass will be held at 1 PM Monday, February 6, at St. Christine Church in Youngstown for Thomas Edgar McNulty, 67, of Youngstown who passed away Friday evening, January 27 at Essex of Salem. Tom was born November 5, 1949 in Conneaut, OH, the son of Thomas Edward and Grace (DePaul) McNulty. He was a graduate of McDowell High School class of 1968 and worked on the line at G.M. Lordstown...
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Richard Marion Guerriero

September 7, 1935 - January 26, 2017

MASURY- Richard Marion Guerriero, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his home in Masury, Ohio. He was born on September 7, 1935 in Sharon, PA., a son of John Guerriero and Marion Iona (Wagner) Barber. Richard was a retired teacher from Brookfield Local Schools and a long time member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Masury. Mr. Guerriero is survived by his brother, John...
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John J. Andrews

June 10, 1928 - January 26, 2017

John J. Andrews passed away Thursday evening, January 26th at Vista Care at the Ridge at the age of 88 from diabetes and dementia. John was born in Campbell Ohio, the son of Joseph and Mary (Boczek) Andrejczuk on June 10, 1928. He spent his adult life in Austintown for 60 years. He was employed by Tri County Beer and Wine Company and retired in 1994 after 44 years of service. He is survived by...
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Edith Johnson

October 16, 1918 - January 26, 2017

Edith Johnson, age 98, of Lordstown, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Born October 16, 1918 in Buchtel, Ohio; she was one of ten children born to Bertram and Louise (Dearing) Lewis. Edith was a member of the Glenn Christian Foundation in Warren; she loved quilting and crafts, but especially spending time with her family. Survivors include her children: James (Helen) Johnson, Shirley ...
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Ruby Pearce Harrold

April 9, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Warren – Ruby Pearce Harrold, 85, passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at St. Joseph's Health Center in Warren, OH. Ruby was born at home in Punxsutawney, PA on April 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Warren Pearce and Bessie (Neal) Pearce. She graduated from Punxsey High School in 1949 and married Burt Harrold on March 25, 1950 in St. Petersburg FL. In 1959 they moved to Warren, OH...
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Paul D. McCon

May 3, 1928 - January 24, 2017

Paul D. McCon, 88, of Berlin Center, died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm at University Hospital Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. Paul was born on May 3, 1928 in Beaver PA a son of the late Lyle and Lenora McCon. Paul's one true passion was driving semi-truck. He worked independently for a variety of different companies; driving truck for well over 50 years. He truly enjoyed being on...
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Mary E. Gay

December 22, 1924 - January 24, 2017

McDONALD- Mary E. Brown-Gay, 92, passed away Tuesday, January 24 at Hospice House of Poland. She was born on December 22, 1924 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, daughter to the late Roscoe and Edna Fore. Mary was graduate of Belpre High School and went on to work as a schedule clerk for Ohio Bell until retiring in 1978. Mary was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Girard and enjoyed helping out...
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Janet L. Schlegel

August 6, 1940 - January 24, 2017

Janet L. Schlegel, 76 Janet L. Schlegel, 76 of Canfield passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boardman Campus, an ovarian cancer survivor of 15 years. Janet was born August 6, 1940 in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harvey and Mildred( Renkenberger) Paulin and was a lifelong area resident She attended Greenford High School and was a very active member of Calla...
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Richard A. Todd

January 11, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel for Richard A. Todd, 85, of Canfield who passed away Monday, January 23 rd, at Vista Care Center at the Ridge. Richard was born January 11, 1932 in Youngstown the son of John and Stella (Fenton) Todd. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Canfield Christian Church. Richard was a graduate of...
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Alice Marie Gerst

February 10, 1925 - January 22, 2017

A private graveside service was held at Calvary Cemetery for Alice Marie Gerst, 91, of Canfield who passed away Sunday morning at her home. Alice was born February 10, 1925 in Youngstown the daughter of Henry J. and Elizabeth (Zwick) Gerst. She was a member of St. Michael Church where she was active for many years. Alice retired as a manager of McKelvey Associates Credit Union after 15 years of...
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Mary E. Vitullo

January 11, 1940 - January 21, 2017

MARY E. VITULLO, 77 CANFIELD-Private Services were held Wednesday for Mary E. Vitullo, 77, who died Saturday evening at Northside Medical Center. Mary was born January 11, 1940 in Freeburn, KY, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Leckie) Brown. Mary was a home-maker. She was a 1957 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. Mary enjoyed flower gardening and liked to cook. She was fond of all...
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Lester Raymond Handwork

December 14, 1923 - January 21, 2017

Lester Raymond Handwork, age 93, a life-long North Jackson resident, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born December 14, 1923 in North Jackson, he was the eldest of five children born to Robert and Hazel (Rhodes) Handwork. He graduated from Jackson-Milton in 1941. He married Audrey Valot on September 23, 1947. Lester was a member of: First Federated Church in North Jackson; a 50 year...
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Carl Frederick Russell

January 6, 1933 - January 20, 2017

Carl Frederick Russell, age 84, of Austintown, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. Born January 6, 1933 in Youngstown; he was the son of Charles F. and Beatrice N. (Pershing) Russell; he was a life-long resident of Austintown, graduating from Fitch High School in 1951. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet DeHoff on July 28, 1956. Carl worked for Mahoning County engineering for 42...
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Michael Steger

December 18, 1941 - January 19, 2017

Michael Steger Jr., 75, of Youngstown, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. Michael was born on December 18, 1941 in Romania, a son of the late Michael and Rosina (Hartig) Steger Sr. Michael graduated from South High School in 1959. After graduation, he proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country for four years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business...
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Gail Christine Finzel

October 9, 1953 - January 19, 2017

Gail Christine Finzel, 63 Gail Christine Finzel, 63, of Youngstown, died peacefully Thursday night, surrounded by family and friends.   Gail was born on October 9th, 1953 at Northside Hospital in Youngstown and lived her entire life in the Mahoning Valley.  She was a 1971 graduate of South High School, a member of the National Honor Society and COE, working at Standard Slag...
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David Leroy Gray, Jr.

November 14, 1966 - January 18, 2017

David Leroy "Buddy Dave" Gray, Jr., age 50 of Vernon Township died Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017, of cancer at his sister's home in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He was born November 14, 1966 in Sharon, Pa. the son of David Leroy Gray Sr. of Hartford and the late Donna Mae Black Gray, who died in 2009. He had been a Vernon resident since 1992. David was a 1985 graduate of Joseph Badger...
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Edna May Plato

September 14, 1943 - January 18, 2017

A private memorial service celebrating the life of Edna May Plato will be held at a later date. Edna passed away January 18th at her home with family by her side. She was born September 14, 1943 in Buffalo New York, the daughter of the late Thomas and Della (Godwin) Ross. She was a graduate of Erie Community College and was the Vice President and co owner of Plato Marketing until her retirement...
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Nancy Habosky Hite

December 29, 1930 - January 17, 2017

Nancy Habosky Hite, 86, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Cortland, passed quietly on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Southern Pines Healthcare Facility of New Port Richey after a brief illness. She was born the youngest of ten children on December 29, 1930 in Warren, Ohio to the late Joseph and Irene Steffan Habosky. Nancy worked for Packard Electric of Warren for 30 plus years when she retired. She...
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Ruth E. Sheely

June 29, 1941 - January 17, 2017

Ruth E. Sheely, 75 of Southington and formerly of Greene, died Tuesday afternoon, January 17, 2017, at Windsor House in Champion. She was born June 29, 1941 in Warren, the daughter of the late Paul and Juanita Chaffee Brubaker. She was a Greene Township resident most of her life. Ruth was a 1959 graduate of Greene High School, which was the last Greene graduating class. She worked for 13...
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