Lane Funeral Home - Canfield Chapel

Our Obituaries

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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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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Raymond J. Kachurek

March 11, 1927 - January 16, 2017

RAYMOND J. KACHUREK, 89 YOUNGSTOWN-A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Austintown for Raymond J. Kachurek, 89, who died Monday at Omni Manor. Ray was born March 11, 1927 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Mary Novotny Kachurek. Ray was a truck driver for over 40 years, retiring in 1988. He was employed with Lyons Transportation Line and he was...
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Charles D. Grapentine

August 14, 1939 - January 16, 2017

A memorial celebration of life will be held for Charles D. Grapentine, 77, of Youngstown who passed away Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boardman. Charles was born August 14, 1939 in Youngstown the son of Charles J. and Josephine M. (Toporcer) Grapentine and was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School class of 1957 and was a Television...
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Evelyn V. Miller

September 4, 1919 - January 15, 2017

Evelyn V. Miller, 97, of Deerfield, died on January 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at Long Meadow Care Center in Ravenna. Evelyn was born on September 4, 1919 in Kane, PA. a daughter of the late Frederick and Ruth Anderson. She graduated from Kane High School in 1937. She was a proud Christian and a former member of Four Mile Run and Randolph Christian Church. Evelyn was a homemaker, dedicating her life...
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Robert V. Grayson, Sr.

November 12, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Robert V. Grayson, age 87, passed away January 14, 2017 at Mary Mount Hospital. Bob was born in Sugar Grove, OH to Teddie & Alice (Kilbarger) Grayson. Bob proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. After his service, he went to work for Packard Electric where he worked for 30 years before retiring in 1984. Bob spent time as a volunteer on the auxiliary Police Department in...
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Mary L. Quisenberry

May 17, 1938 - January 14, 2017

AUSTINTOWN- Mary L. "Weezie" Quisenberry, 78, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Humility House in Austintown. She was born on May 17, 1938, in Austintown, daughter to the late Ewing E. Creed and Mary Alberta (Randel) Creed-Roth, and step-daughter to the late Herbert Roth. Mary was an Austintown Fitch High School graduate and went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in French from...
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Darlene R. Lippiatt VanJura

October 2, 1954 - January 13, 2017

DARLENE LIPPIATT VANJURA, 62 NEW MIDDLETOWN- There will be a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave. in Boardman for Darlene Lippiatt VanJura, 62, who passed away Friday January 13th after a short battle with cancer. Darlene was born October 2, 1954, a daughter of Eugene and Evelyn Diver Lippiatt. She was a 1973 graduate of Western Reserve...
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Michael Anthony Giannini

August 1, 1934 - January 12, 2017

Michael "Chick" A. Giannini, 82, passed away on January 12, 2017 at Hospice House. He was born on August 1, 1934, son to the late John and Theodora Giannini. Chick attended Rayen High School and then worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube for 40 years as an inspector. After the company closed, Chick worked for Giant Eagle until he retired in 2001. On May 18, 1957, Chick married the love of his...
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Randy P. Donley

October 15, 1957 - January 11, 2017

Randy P. Donley, age 59, of Mineral Ridge, as well as Avondale, AZ., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born October 15, 1957, in New Castle, PA.; he was the son of Paul and Shelba (Dorsey) Donley. While living in Ohio, he worked for Indalex Aluminum in Girard for 25 years; most recently he worked in Guest Services for the Arizona Diamondbacks as well as the Phoenix Suns. ...
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Miriam V. Kercher

June 23, 1922 - January 10, 2017

Miriam V. Kercher, 94 A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21st, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel, celebrating the life of Miriam V. Kercher (Shuler), 94 who died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Reverend Susan Brown, Canfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Miriam was born on June 23, 1922 in...
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William D. Bjorson

November 19, 1923 - January 9, 2017

WILLIAM D. BJORSON, 93 CANFIELD-There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman for William D. Bjorson, 93, who went to be with his Lord and Savior at his home early Monday morning with his wife and son by his side. Bill was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Youngstown, a son of David E. and Anna V. Isaacson Bjorson. He was a 1942 graduate of South High School and...
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Michael D. Flatley

November 16, 1952 - January 8, 2017

Michael D. Flatley, 64 Memorial services will be held at 6 pm Monday January 16th, 2017 at the Canfield United Methodist Church for Michael Flatley who died unexpectedly last Sunday. Michael was born November 16th, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA, the youngest son of John and Martha Flatley. Michael was born and raised in Los Angeles CA where he attended Catholic school as a boy and was a child actor...
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William S. Adams, Jr.

October 22, 1947 - January 8, 2017

William S. Adams, Jr. 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Berlin Center with his wife Mary at his side on January 8, 2017. He was born on October 22, 1947 in Millville, New Jersey, the son of William S. Adams, Sr. and Betty V. Perkins. Bill grew up in New Jersey and was a high school graduate of Millville High School. After High School graduation in 1966 he enlisted in the United...
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Mary McKlusky

September 16, 1918 - January 8, 2017

Mary McKlusky, 98, of Austintown, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown. Mary was born on September 16, 1918 in Cortland, a daughter of the late George and Katie (Puchevich) Pollock. Mary graduated from Cortland High School in 1936. She worked at Youngstown Club, as a kitchen worker and at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in the laundry department. In her...
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Kathleen Kanos

August 27, 1957 - January 7, 2017

Kathleen Kanos, 59 Kathleen Kanos, 59 of Struthers died unexpectedly Saturday morning. Kathleen was born August 27, 1957 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John S. and Pauline B. (Berndt) Kanos and was a lifelong area resident. Kathleen had managed the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Struthers for 25 years and most recently had been a title clerk for the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts. She...
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Kenneth Delmar Chapman

March 4, 1938 - January 7, 2017

Kenneth D. (Chappy) Chapman, 78, of Niles passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Vista Care at the Ridge. Ken was born on March 4, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, the only son of Laurence and Frances (Woods) Chapman. He married Judith Philips on March 9, 1957 and spent 56 years together until her passing on November 7, 2012. Ken attended Chaney High School and was a veteran of the US Navy. He retired...
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Phyllis J. Novak

November 8, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Youngstown, Phyllis J. Novak, 88 passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017at Canfield Place Senior Living. Phyllis was born on November 8, 1928 in Ringgold Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy (Hinderliter) Snyder. Phyllis' employment included American Greeting in Cleveland, Ohio on the assembly line. After the family moved to Lordstown, Phyllis worked for Department store...
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Charles R. Eckley

November 8, 1931 - January 2, 2017

Charles R. Eckley, 85, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Camelot Arms, where he was a resident. He was born on November 8, 1931 in New Castle, PA, son to the late William and Viola Eckley. Charles was a member of 4 Mile Run Christian Church and was a steel worker for Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. He will be remembered for the joy he found in fishing and his hobby of bee keeping, which...
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Robert L. Pounds

August 15, 1928 - January 2, 2017

ROBERT L. POUNDS, Sr., 88 AUSTINTOWN-There will be Services at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel for Robert L. Pounds, Sr., 88, who died Monday morning at Northside Health Center. Mr. Pounds was born August 15, 1928 in Marion Center, PA, a son of William and Alice Fife Pounds. Bob was employed with Republic Steel then becoming LTV Steel Corp. for 38 years,...
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Samir S. Awadallah

May 27, 1965 - December 30, 2016

Samir Awadallah was born May 27, 1965 in El Bireh, Palestine. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Suleiman and Fatiha Awadallah as well as his siblings Saida and Talal Awadallah.He leaves his siblings behind, Sami Awadallah, Sahar Knodel, Samer Awadallah, Monsour Awadallah, Zain Awadallah and Alia Awadallah as well as many nieces and nephews. He leaves his wife Carla Frashure...
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Wilbert Crocker

May 8, 1946 - December 30, 2016

MINERAL RIDGE- Wilbert "Jack" Crocker, 70, passed away Friday, December 30, at Hospice House in Poland after a brief illness. He was born on May 8, 1946 in Greenville, PA, son to the late Isa Belle and Wilbert "Webb" C. Crocker, and step-son to the late Nora H. Crocker. Jack grew up in Fredonia, PA and graduated from Reynolds High School, class of 1964. He then attended Youngstown State...
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Rose Killingsworth

March 5, 1926 - December 30, 2016

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at St. Christine Church for Rose Killingsworth, 90, of Canfield who passed away Friday December 30, in Canfield Place, formerly Bookdale/ Sterling House. Rose was born March 5, 1926 in Youngstown the daughter of William and Julia (Thomas) Csiss. Rose was a graduate of Canfield Highschool class of 1943, and received her bachelors degree...
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Sidney W. Judy

April 5, 1927 - December 27, 2016

SIDNEY W. JUDY, 89 AUSTINTOWN- Sidney W. Judy, 89, died Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Sidney was born April 5, 1927 in Hughart, WV, the son of Samuel R. and Ruby G. Suttle Judy. Sidney was employed with the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. for 37 years, retiring as a Turn Forman in the Roll Shop. He was a 1945 graduate of Williamsburg High School in Williamsburg W.V. Greenbrier...
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Albert J. Vekasy

October 18, 1934 - December 27, 2016

Albert J. Vekasy, age 82, of Austintown, passed unexpectedly surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Born October 18, 1934 in Aliquippa, PA.; he was the son of Zigmond and Julia (Breznai) Vekasy. Al retired from General Motors in 1999 after 32 years of service as a tool and die maker. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed golf; he was a master of the...
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Anthony R. Martin

March 7, 1922 - December 27, 2016

Anthony R. Martin, 94 There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 30th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Canfield for Anthony R. "Tony" Martin, 94 of Canfield who died early Tuesday morning at Hospice House. Tony was born March 7, 1922 in Canfield, a son of the late...
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Florence V. Parsons

August 7, 1922 - December 27, 2016

FLORENCE V. PARSONS, 94 CANFIELD-There will be Services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel for Florence V. Parsons, 94, who died Tuesday morning at Hospice House. Florence was born August 7, 1922 in Youngstown, a daughter of Albert S. and Grace Barker Fellows, Sr. Florence was a 1941 graduate of South High School. She was a home-maker. Florence was a long time...
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Martha A. Davies

March 14, 1944 - December 26, 2016

Martha A. "Mickey" Davies, 72 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel for Martha A. Davies, 72 of Boardman who died Monday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Martha, known as Mickey was born March 14, 1944 in Salem, a daughter of the late Harold C. and Isabelle (Donahue) Cowher and was a lifelong area...
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Walter Leland Jones

June 28, 1918 - December 26, 2016

Walter Leland Jones, age 98, of Lake Milton, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Born June 28, 1918 in North Jackson, he was the 5th of seven children born to Ivan R. and Gertrude (Clemmens) Jones. Walt retired in 1980 from the Jackson-Milton School System after 23 years of service. He was a member for over 45 years of the Knight of Pythians of North Jackson #343. Survivors include a niece...
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David H. Kramer

December 20, 1928 - December 25, 2016

David H. Kramer, 88 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Rd, Poland for David H. Kramer, 88 of Poland who died Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Campus. David was born December 20, 1928 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Harry and Martha Frey Kramer. He had worked as a supervisor for the former Wean United for...
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John C. Kollar

February 16, 1936 - December 23, 2016

John "Jack" C. Kollar, 80, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Hospice House Surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jack was born Feb. 16, 1936 in Youngstown, a son of the late Charles and Mary Kollar, and was a lifelong area resident. Jack attended Holy Name Elementary School and was a 1954 graduate of Ursuline High School where he played football. He...
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John Pershing Russell

September 23, 1931 - December 22, 2016

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for John Pershing Russell, 85, of Austintown who passed away Thursday December 22, at his home. John was born September 23, 1931 in Youngstown the son of Fred and Beatrice Naomi (Pershing) Russell and was a lifelong area resident. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the war, John...
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Raymond E. Smith

December 2, 1942 - December 18, 2016

Raymond E. Smith Cortland- Raymond E. Smith, age 74, of Cortland, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 following a long illness. Raymond had worked a number of years at Packard Electric and retired as Sergeant for the Bazetta Police Department. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Dianne, two sons, Timothy R. (Cookie) and Raymond "Doug" (Juanita) Smith. Three Grandchildren, two great...
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Charles W. Crumbley

November 30, 1940 - December 17, 2016

The Rev. Charles W.Crumbley, 76, formerly of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, on December 17, 2016 at 6:35pm, at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, surrounded by his loved ones. Fr. Crumbley was born on November 30, 1940, in Wellsville, OH., a son of the late Raymond P. and Edna G. (Russ) Crumbley Sr. Fr. Crumbley dedicated his life to the Lord, graduating from Mount St. Mary Seminary...
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Samuel R. Nevi

January 6, 1922 - December 17, 2016

Canfield- Samuel R. Nevi, 94, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Brookdale Austintown after years of living with Alzheimer's. He was born on January 6, 1922 in Youngstown, OH, son to the late Albert and Venia (Lombardo) Nevi. Sam was a 1941 graduate from Chaney High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. During his service, Sam was released for a 30 day break,...
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Frank J. Kukura lll

May 25, 1957 - December 17, 2016

FRANK J. KUKURA, lll, 59 YOUNGSTOWN-There will be a Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Gate Church, 11836 South Avenue in North Lima, for Frank J. Kukura, lll, 59, who died Saturday morning at Hospice House in Poland. Frank was born May 25, 1957 in Youngstown, a son of Frank J. and Martha J. Dietelbach Kukura, Jr. Frank was an LPN, employed with Briarfield Manor. He had...
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Gayle L. Haefke

August 12, 1936 - December 14, 2016

Gayle L. Haefke passed away early Wednesday morning at Omni Manor Nursing Home. Gayle was born August 12, 1936 in Austintown the daughter of Eugene and Margaret (Clemens) Jones. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had formerly been the owner of Austintown Florist Shop for many years. She was a graduate of Austintown Fitch School. Gayle will be sadly missed by her son Bart and...
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Larry Robert Johnson

October 30, 1950 - December 13, 2016

Rev. Larry Robert Johnson, 66 Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave.., Boardman for Larry Robert Johnson, 66 of Boardman who died early Tuesday morning at his residence with his family at his side. Larry was born October 30, 1950 in Youngstown, a son of the late Robert W. and Shirley (Maher) Johnson and was a...
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Harry George Zymaris

April 28, 1935 - December 12, 2016

Harry G. Zymaris, age 81 of Northwood, Ohio passed away December 12, 2016. Harry was born in Warren on April 28, 1935 to the late George & Iphigenia (Martakis) Zymaris. Harry served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked as a foreman for Republic Steel, however he retired from JoAnn Fabrics where he worked as a fixture coordinator. He loved being outside, tending to his yard and relaxing by the...
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Robert Joseph Smith

June 26, 1920 - December 12, 2016

Robert Joseph Smith, age 96, of Austintown, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. Born June 26, 1920 in Youngstown, he was the son of Joseph and Mildred (Rothenberger) Smith. Bob purchased a 50 acre farm in North Jackson where he and his wife raised their family. Bob graduated from East High School in Youngstown, and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946 in the Burma Theater...
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Carol R. Boyes

October 6, 1933 - December 12, 2016

Carol R. Boyes, 83, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. She was born on October 6, 1933, in Youngstown, daughter of the late, Melvin L. Reeder and Thelma Porter Reeder Criss. She was a 1951 graduate of South High School. She moved to Niles in 1960. Mrs. Boyes was a homemaker, and she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, yard work, and writing to pen...
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Eric A. Bergman

November 23, 1971 - December 12, 2016

Eric A. Bergman, age 45, of Niles, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 of natural causes. Born November 23, 1971 in Youngstown, he was the son of John E. and Cheryl E. (Smith) Bergman. Eric was the Manager of Global Fitness in Warren; he was an avid body builder. He loved to help others and enjoyed offering them advice for support. Survivors include his father, John; brothers John Jr. (Lee...
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Carl Lupi

February 2, 1941 - December 11, 2016

Carl N. Lupi passed away peacefully on December 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Carl was born February 2, 1941, in Warren the son of Eugene James Lupi and Rose Guarnieri-Lupi. Carl was a 1959 graduate of Warren G Harding High School. He was a Youngstown State University graduate and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity brother. He served his country...
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Duane L. Granger

October 3, 1936 - December 10, 2016

Warren – Duane L. Granger, 80, passed away Saturday morning, December 10, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren, OH. Duane was born on October 3, 1936 in Warren Township, a son of the late William Granger Sr. and Daisy (Irwin) Granger. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps from October 8, 1956 until his honorable discharge on September 30, 1961 and was awarded the...
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Jack F. Salinsky

August 16, 1945 - December 9, 2016

Jack F. Salinsky journeyed to Heaven on December 9, 2016 surrounded by family, friends and his dogs, Madison and Zachary at Hospice House of Poland. Jack was born August 16, 1945, son of Dr. William R. and Leona Salinsky who resided on Glacier View on the West Side of Youngstown. He was a graduate of Chaney, Class of 1963. Jack spent his childhood summers at Tippecanoe Country Club where he...
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