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Our Obituaries

Merle Ray Johnson

June 21, 1939 - September 22, 2014

Merle Ray Johnson, 75 of Howland Township, died Monday morning, September 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born June 21, 1939 in Hartford, the son of the late Merle Ivan and Lola Garringer Johnson. Ray was a 1957 graduate of Cortland High School. He then served from 1959-1961 as a private first class in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1994 from the G.E. Ohio Lamp plant in Warren,...
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Marilyn K. Stephens

April 25, 1942 - October 25, 2013

Marilyn K. Stephens, age 71 of Champion, Ohio, died on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 25, 1942 in Warren, the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Helen McFall Groff. Marilyn was a homemaker, she loved to cook, bake and garden. Her greatest joy was being with and doing for her family especially her seven grandchildren, Nicholas,...
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Kathryn O. Finlaw

July 6, 1922 - October 24, 2013

Kathryn O. Finlaw, age 91 of Greene, Ohio, died on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. Kathryn was born on July 6, 1922 in Northfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Albie Yunkman Eddy. Mrs. Finlaw was a lifetime member of the Greene Church of the Nazarene, where she held various board positions over the years. She was a 1940 graduate of...
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Doris M. Donegan

November 9, 1915 - October 9, 2013

Doris M. Donegan, age 97, of Mecca Township, Ohio, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:55 PM at Hospice House of Poland. She was born on November 9, 1915 in Mecca Township, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Duncan Graham. Doris was a 1933 graduate of Mecca High School. Mrs. Donegan was a homemaker, as she was an immaculate housekeeper and a great cook. She also loved to play...
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Eddie C. Kubuj

February 24, 1925 - October 4, 2013

Eddie Kubuj, age 88, formerly of Mecca, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013, at Community Skilled Healthcare in Warren. Ed was born February 24, 1925, the son of the late Stefania (Moscieski) Kubuj and Stanley Kubuj in Cleveland, Ohio. Ed graduated from Greene High School in 1943. After attending Youngstown State University, Ed went on to work as a Product Engineer at Halsey Taylor in Warren,...
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Suzanne J. Cordwell

March 25, 1947 - October 4, 2013

Suzanne J. Cordwell, age 66, of Orwell, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:38 AM at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation of heart failure. Suzanne was born in Warren, Ohio on March 25, 1947, the daughter of the late Charles Spitler, Sr. and Virginia Kincaid Spitler Keener. Survivors include her two foster children, Ashley and Robert and her foster granddaughter, Kaylee all of Orwell;...
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Kenneth E. Parks

November 1, 1940 - September 28, 2013

Kenneth E. Parks, age 72 of Cortland, Ohio, died at 1:34 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren after suffering a massive heart attack. Kenny was born on November 1, 1940, in Lincoln Park, Michigan, the son of the late Kenneth and Marjorie Ferguson Parks. Kenny was a retired truck driver from Packard Electric in 1997. He belonged to the Masons #529 Cortland Lodge...
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Paul Sherman Saunders

September 17, 1938 - September 22, 2013

Paul S. Saunders, 75 of Fowler, Ohio and formerly of Fairmont, died Sunday morning, September 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. He was born September 17, 1938 in Fairmont, West Virginia the son of the late Ray Dewey and Lydia Virginia Coburn Saunders. Paul had been disabled for many years. He had been a member of Worthington Church in Fairmont. He is survived by two sisters,...
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Thomas John Davis

February 20, 1942 - September 22, 2013

Thomas J. Davis, 71 of Cortland, died Sunday evening, September 22, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born February 20, 1942 in Girard the son of the late Richard Thomas and Rema Louise Love Davis. He had been a Trumbull county resident most of his life, living in Howland for many years before moving to Cortland in 1993. Tom was a 1960 graduate of Girard High School, where he had...
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Eva M. Bussinger

July 12, 1938 - September 21, 2013

Eva M. Bussinger, age 75, of Linesville, PA, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Marquette Hospice House in Meadville, PA. She was born on July 12, 1938, in Cortland, Ohio, the daughter of the late James C. and Lillie Casterline Saltzmann, Sr. Eva was a Secretary for Wollam Insurance in Cortland and she was also a bookkeeper for Palmer Accountant Firm formerly of Cortland. She enjoyed...
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Marion Macko

December 24, 1930 - September 20, 2013

Marian Kendea Macko, 82, of Cortland, Ohio died on September 20, 2013. She was born on December 24, 1930 in Wheatland, Pennsylvania, daughter of Charles and Florence Muntean Kendea. She graduated from Farrell Sr. High School in 1948. She worked at Westing House Electric in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She married Joseph George Macko in 1952. They were members of St. Michael's Church in Greenville,...
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Charles Walker

April 29, 1951 - September 17, 2013

Charles J. "Chuck" Walker, age 62, of Mount Dora, FL, formerly of Cortland, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center of pneumonia. He was born on April 29, 1951 in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Helen Mae Walker of Cortland, and the late Charles H. Walker. Mr. Walker graduated from Maplewood High School and joined the US Marines where he served during the Vietnam War....
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Dorothy Jean Gail Wood

August 28, 1926 - September 16, 2013

Dorothy Jean Gail Wood, age 87, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013. Dorothy was born on August 28, 1926 in Cortland, Ohio to the late, Maude M. (Kellogg) and William A. Gail Sr. and was a lifetime area resident graduating from Fowler High School in 1944. Dorothy married the love of her life, Howard E. Wood on April 1, 1945. During their 55 years of marriage together, they enjoyed camping...
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William Joseph Surdakowski

January 14, 1939 - September 12, 2013

William Joseph "Bill" Surdakowski, age 74, of Mecca, Ohio, died at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM. He was born on January 14, 1939 in Ellenville, New York, the son of the late Henry and Hildegard Dierkes Surdakowski. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla obtaining his Bachelor Degree in Engineering. Bill was an honorably discharged US Navy Veteran, serving...
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Elizabeth Betty Thaxton

May 31, 1928 - September 10, 2013

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Thaxton, age 85 of Cortland, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:25 AM at Lake Vista. She was born on May 31, 1928 in Weathersfield, Oh, the daughter of the late Frank Torok and Stella (Sudol) Torok. Betty was a head teller at the Cortland Bank for thirty three years. She was a member the Cortland United Methodist Church for over fifty years, Rebecca Lodge, and...
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Phyllis E. Byler

July 7, 1937 - September 6, 2013

Phyllis E. Byler, 76, went to Heaven Friday morning, September 6, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren OH. She was born in Warren on July 7, 1937, a daughter of John Szabo and Louise (Nims) Szabo. She was a 1955 graduate of Fowler High School. She was also a long time resident of Cortland. Phyllis married Freeman Byler on August 25, 1956 who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a member of...
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Floyd J. Barzak

January 15, 1925 - August 30, 2013

Floyd J. Barzak, age 88 of Mecca, Ohio, died peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Gillette Nursing Home in Warren, Ohio. He was born on January 15, 1925 in Warren, the son of the late Lewis M. and Ethel Scott Barzak. Floyd grew up in Warren, Ohio, going to school at Warren G. Harding. Mr. Barzak was very proud to be a veteran of the US NAVY in WWII. He served from 1943-1945, in Europe,...
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Helen Lucille Laurich

July 12, 1927 - August 22, 2013

Helen Lucille Laurich, age 86 of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Cortland, Ohio, died on August 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. She was born on July 12, 1927 in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Roy and Alma Irene Jordan Edens. Mrs. Laurich was a homemaker. Her greatest joy was being with her family. She was a member of the Bazetta Christian Church. ...
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Wendy Michelle Sutliff

June 30, 1968 - August 21, 2013

Wendy Michelle Sutliff, age 45 of Cortland, Ohio, died on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM at Trumbull Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer. She was born on June 30, 1968 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Patrick Murphy Sutliff of Farmdale and the late Virginia Mabel Bailey Sutliff. Wendy was a 1986 graduate of Maplewood High School and TCTC where she studied retail. She then...
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Wilburt Thomas Law

December 30, 1910 - August 12, 2013

Wilburt T. Law, age 102 formerly of Vienna and Howland died Monday morning, August 12, 2013, at Concord Care Center in Fowler. He was born December 30, 1910 in Warren, the son of the late Thomas and Ethel Wells Law. He and his wife, Wilma had been Howland residents for many years. Wilburt was a 1930 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He served as a sergeant in the Army Air Corps...
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Gwendolyn Irene Arnold

July 21, 1925 - July 21, 2013

Gwendolyn Irene Arnold, age 88 of Bazetta Twp., Ohio, died on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. She was born on July 21, 1925 in Warren, the daughter of the late Merl E. and Mildred Edgar Diehl. Mrs. Arnold was a 1943 graduate of Bazetta High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening, animals, and basketball. Her greatest enjoyment came from...
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Leslie P. Wildman

September 18, 1951 - July 18, 2013

Leslie P. Wildman, Sr., age 61 of North Bloomfield, Ohio, died suddenly from heart failure at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM. He was born on September 18, 1951in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Donald Delos and Virginia Thomas Wildman. Leslie was a 1970 graduate of Bristol High School. He was retired in May of 2011 as a supervisor with Pentair Water in...
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Genevieve A. Nodge

May 19, 1923 - July 15, 2013

Genevieve A. Nodge, age 90, of Cortland, Ohio, died on Monday, July 15, 2013 at12:15 PM at the Community Skilled Health Care Centre in Warren, Ohio. She was born on May 24, 1923 in West Kittanning, PA, the daughter of the late Stanley Charles and Mary Palinski Sobiski. Genevieve was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She...
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Virginia N. Sando

May 7, 1924 - July 10, 2013

Virginia N. Sando, age 89 of Lake Vista in Cortland, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM at Vibra Hospital in Warren, Ohio following a brief illness. She was born on May 7, 1924 in Westerville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wilfred Lyndon and Olive Kent Crooks. She had resided in Cortland since 1953. A loving homemaker, wife and mother, Mrs. Sando was a member of the...
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Terry V. Rainey, Jr.

September 2, 1987 - July 8, 2013

Terry V. Rainey, Jr., age 25 of Boardman, Ohio, died on July 8, 2013 at his home. He was born on September 2, 1987, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Cindy Miokovic Orslene. Terry was a 2006 Poland Seminary High School graduate and he also attended YSU. He worked as an electrician for local #64. Mr. Rainey was an honorably discharged US Army Veteran of the Afghanistan War. Terry enjoyed hunting...
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Marjorie M. Sampson

May 27, 1924 - July 1, 2013

Marjorie M. Sampson, age 89 of Champion, Ohio, died on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Cortland Health Care Center at 4:20 AM. She was born on June 27, 1924, the daughter of the late Howard Clay and Jessie Fern Hendershot May. Marjorie was an Austintown Fitch High School graduate and she also graduated from KSU in 1975 with a degree in education working in the Warren City Schools for 10 years. She...
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Gayle A.Nevin Garvey Martin

April 18, 1945 - June 19, 2013

Gayle A. Nevin Garvey Martin, age 68 of Cortland, Ohio, died on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:15 PM at her home. She was born on April 18, 1945 in Meadville, PA, the daughter of the late Oliver Eugene and Charlene Le Comte Nevin. Gayle was a 1963 graduate of Howland High School and obtained her LPN and worked and retired as a Nurse from O'Brien Nursing Home. During her career, she was a...
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Tommie A. Real

October 7, 1937 - June 12, 2013

Tommie A. Real, age 75 of Warren, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center at 9:20 PM. He was born on October 7, 1937 in Celina, Ohio, the son of the late Otho and Myrtle Graham Real. Tommie was a 1955 graduate of Celina High School and was a foreman for United Telephone in Warren/Cortland and also worked for Tom's Installation in Celina. Mr. Real, along with his wife, Allis...
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Jerry Allen Pratt

April 25, 1950 - June 5, 2013

Jerry Allen Pratt, age 63 of Cortland, Ohio, died on June 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Washington Square Nursing Home in Warren. Jerry was born in Lost Creek, West Virginia, on April 25, 1950, the son of the late Hayward and Ada Williams Pratt. Mr. Pratt was an honorably discharged US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and he worked as a roofer. Other than his parents, Mr. Pratt was preceded in death by...
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Annette Louise Hudak

May 8, 1941 - May 25, 2013

Annette Louise Hudak May 8, 1941 – May 25, 2013 Annette Louise Hudak, age 72 of Cortland, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM at Hospice House of Poland. Annette was born on May 8, 1941, the daughter of Betty L. Reading Rufener of Warren, Ohio, and the late Raymond G. Rufener. Other than her father, Annette was preceded in death by her husband, George Hudak, Sr. who passed...
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Linda Susan Kalish

June 14, 1951 - May 23, 2013

Linda Susan Kalish June 14, 1951 – May 23, 2013 On May 23, 2013, Linda Susan Kalish of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Mascoutah, IL, passed away at her parent's home on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer. Linda was born on June 14, 1951, the daughter of Paul and Betty Hudson Diurba with whom she resided. She also leaves two children, Michelle ...
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Mavis Riley

June 9, 1949 - May 18, 2013

Mavis B. Riley of Cortland, OH died Saturday morning May 18, 2013 at her home. She was born in Bedford, Pa on June 9, 1947 a daughter of Kenneth and Faye (Price) Beck. Mavis was a graduate of Bedford High School and went on to marry her husband Kenneth P. Riley on July 6, 1965. Together they have shared over forty-seven years of marriage and their two daughters Tina and Anita. Mrs. Riley...
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Lawrence G. Hillman

March 26, 1943 - May 17, 2013

Conneaut Lake Lawrence George Hillman Jr., 70, passed on early Friday morning in Cleveland University Hospital, after a short illness. Larry was born in Warren, Ohio to Lawrence and Rumina Hillman. The Hillmans owned, operated and lived on the family farm in Bristolville, Ohio where Larry grew up with a fondness of animals, an appreciation for horses, classy cars, music and a great love of...
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Michael Scott Rogers

June 20, 1952 - May 7, 2013

Michael Scott Rogers, age 60 of Warren, Ohio, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 2:58 PM at his home. Michael was born on June 20, 1952 in Akron, the son of the late Max and Gladys Jacot Rogers. Mr. Rogers attained a Masters of Education and taught history. He also coached softball at Howland High School for 10 years and was proud to be a "Lady Tiger". Mike also coached the Warren G. Harding...
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Helen Eileen Doyle

January 11, 1929 - May 6, 2013

Helen Eileen Doyle, age 84, of Bristolville, died on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. She was born on January 11, 1929 in Moundsville, WV., the daughter of the late George W. and Gussie M. Hunt Lohr. Helen had worked at Sparkle Market in Champion for many years before retiring from Packard Electric. She was a faithful Christian and attended church regularly...
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Jane E. Bass

April 14, 1931 - May 5, 2013

Jane Elizabeth "Janie" Bass, 82 of Howland Township, died Sunday morning, May 5, 2013, at Select Specialty of Youngstown. She was born April 14, 1931 in West Mifflin, Pa, the daughter of the late John and Rose Davis Sotak. She and her husband, Joe moved to Warren in 1955 from Pennsylvania. Janie was a 1949 graduate of Homestead High School and also attended secretarial classes. She worked as...
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Harriet L. Zerovich

September 22, 1933 - April 28, 2013

Harriet L. Zerovich, 79 of Mecca Township, died at 11:29 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born September 22, 1933 in Greene, the daughter of the late Aldrich Elijah and Isabel Probert Kagy. She has been a lifetime Trumbull county resident. Harriet was a 1951 graduate of Greene High School. She then worked as a telephone operator in Greene and then Cortland...
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Marvel S. Roof

May 15, 1933 - April 26, 2013

Marvel S. Roof, age 79, of Copley, Ohio, formerly of Cortland, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM at the Hospice Care Centre of Copley. She was born on May 15, 1933, in Kinsman, Ohio, the daughter of the late Rodney and Maude Moore Sisley. Marvel was a 1951 graduate of Badger High School and attended Mount Union College. She was retired after more than 30 years of service from...
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Marvin J. Ockenfels, Jr.

April 14, 1929 - April 22, 2013

Marvin J. Ockenfels, Jr., age 84 of Fowler, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord at 11:39 AM, Monday, April 22, 2013 at Lake Vista Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born on April 14, 1929 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Marvin J. and Anna Castor Ockenfels, Sr. Marvin was a great husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His main focus was at home with his family and...
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Judith Ilene St. John

July 28, 1941 - April 22, 2013

Judith Ilene St. John, age 71 of Bristolville, Ohio, passed away early Monday morning April 22, 2013 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. Judy was born in Warren on July 28, 1941 a daughter of the late Fredric A. and Adah E. (Durst) Sutton. She was a graduate of Bristolville High School and went on to marry Samuel St. John on January 22, 1960. Together they have shared more than fifty...
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Louise W. Hadley

August 7, 1934 - April 16, 2013

Louise W. Hadley, 78, passed away on April 16, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. She had endured rheumatoid arthritis for over 25 years. Born on August 7, 1934 to V. Lee and V. Carleita Martin Warner, Louise is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Mark) Bianchi of Cortland, son, Greg (Maryjane) Hadley of Centerville, daughter, Amy (Dan) Glessner of Munroe Falls; sisters, Inez...
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Marie J. Turner

January 14, 1926 - April 15, 2013

Marie J. Turner, age 87 of Cortland, Ohio, died Monday evening, April 15, 2013 at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren following an extended illness. She was born January 14, 1926 in Altoona, PA the daughter of the late Frank H. and Sylvia E. (Anderson) Hoffman. Ms. Turner graduated from Altoona High School and would go on to work for the former Sylvania Electric Plant which is now Phillips...
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John J. Walsh

October 31, 1928 - March 30, 2013

Bazetta- John J. Walsh- 84 went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at The Hopice House in Poland. He was born October 31, 1928 in Youngstown. The son of the late Frank and Erma (Krueger) Walsh. He was a 23 year Navy Veteran and was employed at Packard Electric for 19 years. He was a deicated member of the Optimist Club of Bazetta-Cortland, an avid golfer and enjoyed watching the...
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John J. Walsh

October 31, 1928 - March 30, 2013

Bazetta- John J. Walsh- 84 went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at The Hopice House in Poland. He was born October 31, 1928 in Youngstown. The son of the late Frank and Erma (Krueger) Walsh. He was a 23 year Navy Veteran and was employed at Packard Electric for 19 years. He was a deicated member of the Optimist Club of Bazetta-Cortland, an avid golfer and enjoyed watching the...
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Judy L. Wolfe

June 25, 1963 - March 26, 2013

Judy L. Wolfe, age 49 of Bristolville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren due to kidney failure. She was born on June 25, 1963 in Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Earl and Frances Lewis Pagan, Sr. Judy was a homemaker and loved the outdoors and was an avid reader. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Wolfe, whom she married on...
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Dorothy N. Horner

September 28, 1932 - March 24, 2013

Dorothy N. Horner, age 80 of Johnston Township died Sunday evening, March 24, 2013, in the emergency room at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. She was born September 28, 1932 in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, teh daughter of the late Lester and Clara Sandy Fike. Dorothy was a homemaker all of her married life and was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church in Cortland. She is survived by her...
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Leonard Ulrich

November 21, 1928 - March 23, 2013

Leonard Ulrich, 84, of Bazetta, peacefully passed away Saturday March 23, 2013 at his home with his family. He was born in Mecca Nov. 21, 1928, the son of the late Ernest Wayne and Minnie Ellen Overmeir Ulrich. Leonard proudly served in the US Navy. He retired from Packard Electric in 1988 after working 40 years. He always kept busy and was a jack of all trades including building his own home...
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Mary Meeker

June 1, 1922 - March 8, 2013

Mary Meeker, age 91, of Fowler, Ohio, died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:10 AM at Champion Estates. She was born on June 1, 1922 in Kittanning, PA the daughter of the late Alex and Tonka Hachich Dezich who were formerly of Yugoslavia. Mrs. Meeker lived on Cadwallader- Sonk Road in Fowler Township all of her adult life. She was a member of the Fowler Community Church. She was a devoted wife,...
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Geraldine Ruth Somogynari

March 14, 1926 - March 2, 2013

Geraldine Ruth Somogynari, age 86 of Cortland, Ohio, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Gillette Nursing Home in Warren at 4:47 PM. The famly would like to thank the Gillette Nursing Home Staff and the All Caring Hospice for the tender care they gave to their wife, mother and grandmother. Geraldine was born on March 14, 1926 in Hartford, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Edna Banning...
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Lyle R. Almburg

September 14, 1941 - February 19, 2013

Lyle R. Almburg, age 71, of Fowler, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Vista Center at the Ridge in Mineral Ridge. He was born on September 14, 1941 in Fowler, a son of the late Jack Almburg and the late Minnie Wilson Almburg. Lyle had worked for both the Lordstown Police Dept. and the Trumbull County Sheriffs Dept. for 20 years before retiring from General Motors where he had worked for 25...
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Ivy Bell Tolley

January 22, 1922 - February 17, 2013

Ivy Bell Tolley, age 91, of Mount Airy, MD, formerly of Mecca Twp. OH, died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Lorien-Mt. Airy Nursing Facility in Mount Airy, MD. She was born on January 22, 1922 in Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Flavius Jocephus McClain and the late Rulina Stalnaker McClain. Ivy worked as a homemaker and had lived in Mecca Twp. for 56 years before moving to Mount Airy to live with...
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Sarah Ann Hutchins

May 1, 1950 - February 14, 2013

Sarah Ann Hutchins, age 62, of Niles, died on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Care Center from an extended illness. She was born on May 1, 1950 in Akron, OH., a daughter of the late Paul Bowers and the late Annie Irene Cutlip Bowers. Sarah is survived by two daughters, Barbara Stone of Niles and Tammy File of Niles and a son, John Hutchins of Mineral Ridge. Also are seven...
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Mickey Kalas

October 6, 1927 - February 2, 2013

Michael "Mickey" Kalas, age85, of Greene Twp., died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. He was born on October 6, 1927 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Mathew Kalas and the late Elizabeth Grisa Kalas. Mickey worked as a superintendent for ODOT for 30 years as well a farmer throughout his life. He served his country with the National Guard and was an active...
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Pearl Peg Viole

January 24, 1942 - January 28, 2013

Pearl Edna "Peg" Viole, 71 of Cortland, died on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in the emergency room at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following a battle with cancer. She was born February 24, 1942 in Warren the daughter of the late William Henry and Florence Ellen Fuller Gohdes. She and her husband, Joe have lived in Cortland since 1979. Peg attended Warren City schools and was a graduate of...
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Leonard E. Adams II

July 8, 1952 - January 25, 2013

Leonard E. Adams, II., 60, of Niles, passed away January 25, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic. Leonard was born July 8, 1952 in Warren, OH, son of Leonard, Sr. and Goldie (Berger) Adams. He was a1970 graduate of the Lakeview High School in Cortland, a retiree of Copper-Weld after 28 years of faithful service, an avid rose gardener, baker and woodworker. Leonard is survived by his wife Jacki ...
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Raymond Murray Mann

February 10, 2001 - January 23, 2013

Raymond Murray Mann, age 11, of Montevallo, AL., died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from complications of severe autism. He was born on February 10, 2001, in Warren, OH., a son of Jonathan E. Mann and Tracie L. Snyder Mann. He is survived by his parents, John and Tracie Mann and a sister, Elizabeth Marie Mann of Montevallo, AL. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Henry J. Snyder Sr....
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Thomas W. Yeager

January 18, 2013

Blacksburg, South Carolina -- Thomas Wesley Yeager Jr., 63, 185 Knox's Farm Road, Blacksburg, passed away Friday, January 18th, 2013 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Reynoldsville, West Virginia, Mr. Yeager was the husband of Judy Ruth Markley Yeager of the home and the son of the late Thomas Wesley Yeager Sr. and Ila Jean Hickmen Yeager. He worked as a materials handler for an...
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Joseph Blaine Helmick

May 30, 1944 - January 17, 2013

Joseph Blaine Helmick, age 68, of Cortland, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1944, in Baltimore, MD., a son of Dickson Helmick and the late Jane Nethken Helmick. Joe was a graduate of the Youngstown State University and received his bachelor's degree in business administration. He worked at Bankers Life and Causality for 12 years and retired from Falcon...
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Ralph A. Guesman

November 11, 1929 - January 13, 2013

Ralph A. Guesman, 83, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov. 11, 1929 in Fowler, Ohio to the late Albert Price Guesman and Marcella Heltzel Guesman. He was the retired Superintendent of Streets and Utilities for the City of Cortland. Ralph was a retired Volunteer Captain of the Cortland Volunteer Fire...
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Karen L. Horrell

August 6, 1945 - December 9, 2012

Karen Lee Horrell of Cortland, Ohio died Sunday evening December 9, 2012 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She was sixty-seven years old. She was born on August 6, 1945 in Rimersburg, PA the daughter of the late Marion Rosalie (Wilkison) Walter and Wayne Wallace Walter. Karen was raised in the New Castle, PA area graduating from New Castle High School in 1963. She attended Pennsylvania...
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Matthew Tyler Berendt

June 13, 2005 - December 7, 2012

Matthew Tyler Berendt, age 7, of Mecca Twp., passed away at home on Friday, December 7, 2012, after a two year battle with leukemia. He was born on July 13, 2005, a son of Jessica Fuentes Berendt and Anthony Berendt Sr. Matthew was officially baptized two weeks ago and was a member of the West Mecca United Methodist Church. He was full of life and loved being a kid. He enjoyed all things little...
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Myrtle Joseph

July 21, 1922 - December 2, 2012

Myrtle Elizabeth Joseph, 90, of Cortland, passed away at 9:30AM Friday November 30, 2012 at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, OH. Myrtle was born July 21, 1922 in Charlestown, OH the daughter of Floyd and Audrey Bradfield Phillips. She was homemaker and of the Christian faith. Mrs. Joseph is survived by her son William (Norma) Davis of Niles, OH; three step-children Patty, Jack, and Gary...
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Dolores Jean Drummond

August 20, 1939 - September 2, 2012

Dolores Jean Drummond, age 73, of Southington, died on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She was born on August 20, 1939 in Warren, a daughter of the late Clarence E. Post and the late Mabel J. Chinnock Post. Dolores was a homemaker and a member of Southington Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Dennis Drummond of New London, NC, 5 daughters, Brenda Right of...
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Walter M. Dawson, Sr.

May 6, 1938 - August 30, 2012

Walter M. "Toby" Dawson Sr., age 74, of Farmdale, OH., died on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his residence. He was born on May 6, 1938 in Glencoe, OH, a son of the late Jasper N. Dawson and the late Anna L. Ponsetti Dawson. Toby was a graduate of Bellaire High School in Bellaire, OH and had worked at Packard Electric in Warren for 36 ½ years, before retiring in 1995. He is survived by his...
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Harlan Leslie Bowser

September 19, 1936 - August 20, 2012

Harlan Leslie Bowser, age 75, of Mecca, died on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Concord Care Center in Fowler. He was born on September 16, 1936 in Dayton, PA., a son of the late Herbert W. Bowser Sr. and the late Ruth E. Doutt Bowser. Harlan had served in the National Guard and had worked at Shaffers Feed Mill in Cortland. He is survived by a sister, Shirley L. Findley of Fowler. Harlan was...
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David G. Babcock

November 12, 1926 - August 19, 2012

David G. Babcock, age 85, of Fowler, died on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1926 in Warren, a son of the late Thad Babcock and the late Margarett Duncan Babcock. David was a veteran of the United States Army Calvary having served in the Philippines during WWII. During his time of service, he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Victory Medal and...
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Fred William Beaumont

June 30, 1920 - August 11, 2012

Fred W. Beaumont, 92, of Cortland, died Saturday August 11, 2012 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1920 in Belle Vernon, PA, a son of the late Albert and Flora (Lane) Beaumont. Fred was a WWII US Army veteran, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Metal, American Campaign Metal, European –African-Middle Eastern Campaign...
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Richard Allen Cleal

June 17, 1945 - August 10, 2012

Richard Allen "Dick" Cleal , 67 , of Cortland, died Friday morning August 10, 2012 at his home. He was born June 17, 1945 in Warren, the son of the late Howard Frederick and Mildred Irene Difford Cleal. Dick was a 1963 graduate of Howland High School and attended Kent State University, following his service in the Marine Corps. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps in the...
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Ethel Vera Smith

June 3, 1925 - August 9, 2012

Ethel "Vera" Smith, age 87, of Cortland, died on Thursday, August 09, 2012 at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles. She was born on June 3, 1925 in Queens, WV., a daughter of the late Gilbert Osborn and the late Zella M. Steele Osborn. Vera was a graduate of Johnson High School and worked most of her life as a homemaker. She did work outside of her home as a bookkeeper for Cortland Banks in the 60's...
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Charles H. Spitler

May 26, 1918 - August 2, 2012

Charles Henry Spitler, age 94, of Mecca, died on Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. He was born on May 26, 1918 in Mecca Twp., a son of the late Joseph Spitler and the late Myra Fox Spitler. Charles was a lifetime resident of Mecca and served his county in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the Greene Church of the Nazarene and had worked at...
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Elton William Warren

June 19, 1942 - July 17, 2012

Elton William Warren "Willie", age 70, of Bristolville, died Tuesday July, 17, 2012. He was born June 19, 1942 in Warren, Ohio to Floyd and Belle (Baker) Warren. A graduate of Cortland High School, class of 1960, he went on to attend Kent State University for a year before joining the Army in 1961. Upon his departure from the service in 1964 Willie began to work for Packard Electric where he held...
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Faye Annette Beach

April 29, 1954 - July 16, 2012

Faye Smith Beach, age 58, of Greene TWP. , died Monday July, 16, 2012. She was born April 29, 1954 in Warren to Richard and Bonita Smith. Faye was a beautiful person both inside and out and had a heart of gold. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by many. Survivors include her husband; Dennis Beach whom she...
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Karen Sue Johnson

June 2, 1952 - July 5, 2012

Karen Sue Johnson, age 60, of Johnston Twp., died on Thursday, July 05, 2012 at the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh PA. She was born on June 2, 1952, in Greenville, PA., a daughter of the late Richard Wade and the late Helen Pfaff Wade. Karen was a member of the Cortland Church of the Nazarene and had worked as a homemaker most of her life. She is survived by her husband,...
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Loretta Elizabeth Tobin

January 29, 1936 - July 4, 2012

Loretta Elizabeth Tobin, age 76 of Cortland, died on July 4, 2012 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She had resided at the Cortland Health Care Center for the past 12 years. She was born on January 29, 1936 in Bazetta Twp., a daughter of the late Leo J. Tobin and the late Elizabeth J. Ruiter Tobin. Loretta was a member of St. Robert Catholic Church in Cortland and graduated from the...
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Betty E. Blascak

June 9, 1917 - June 26, 2012

Betty Evelyn Blascak, age95, of Cortland, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Cortland Health Care Center. She was born on June 9, 1917, in Cortland, OH, a daughter of the late Fred Shumaker and the late Frances Livitt Shumaker. Betty was a homemaker a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Cortland. She is survived by a son, Gary Blascak of Oak Island, NC, three grandchildren and...
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Irene Anne Kachurik

April 24, 1931 - June 26, 2012

Irene A. Kachurik, 81, of Cortland passed away Tuesday June 26, 2012 at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born in Royal, PA, daughter of John and Mary Gadyar Kachurik. Irene was employed with Packard Electric and a member of St. Robert's Catholic Church in Cortland. She is survived by her siblings John J. and Joseph G. Kachurik, Mary Ann Beekhuis and Eleanor Ann Kessler as well as eleven...
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Murray Eugene Nevin

September 13, 1941 - June 25, 2012

Murray "Gene" Nevin, 70, of Bristolville, passed away Monday June 25, 2012 in St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. He was born on Oct. 13, 1941 in Greenville, PA, son of Oliver and Charlene (Lecomte) Nevin. He was a butcher and worked for Howland TWP for 18 years, a Vietnam veteran of the US Army, member of the American Legion, Cortland Moose Lodge, an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling across...
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Marie K. Kramer

June 24, 1925 - June 22, 2012

Marie K. Kramer, age 86, of Cortland, died on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Cortland Health Care Center. She was born on June 24, 1925, in Warren, a daughter of the late Frank Benton and the late Myrna Byham Benton. Marie was a member of the West Mecca United Methodist Church and had worked as a Bookkeeper for Cortland Banks. She enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles and she loved...
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Anne Marie Urda

December 27, 1925 - June 17, 2012

Anne Marie (Golias) Urda, age 86, of Cortland passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born December 27, 1925, in Sharon, Pa, the daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth (Machusko) Golias. She married Thomas Urda on May 19, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1981. Mrs. Urda was a member of St. Robert's Catholic Church in Cortland where she...
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Patricia E. Giurbino

February 25, 1952 - June 16, 2012

Patricia E. (Morrell) Giurbino, age 60, of Vienna, died Saturday June 16, 2012, at The Cleveland Clinic. She was born on February 25, 1952, in Cleveland, daughter of the late Charles and Marguerite (DeCapite) Morrell. Patricia attended St. Vincent DePaul Church. She loved to cook, crochet, was an avid reader and loved jewelry and shopping. She loved spending time with family and friends...
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Amil A. Roscoe

February 11, 1923 - June 16, 2012

Amil A. Roscoe, 89, of Cortland, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. He was born on February 16, 1923 in Youngstown, a son of the late Alexander and Judith Britko Roscoe. Amil was owner/operator of Custom Countertops and Kitchens in Cortland. He was a proud WWII Veteran of the US Army. He was a founding member of the St. Robert Bellaremine Church in Cortland...
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Donald M. Jones

December 24, 1926 - June 13, 2012

Donald M. "Mayor" Jones, age 85, of Cortland, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born on December 24, 1926, in Cortland, a son of the late Harold T. Jones and the late May P. Boger Jones. Don was president of the Cortland High School graduating class of 1944 and served in the United States Army Air Core during WWII receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1947. He...
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Leona Bates

July 5, 1922 - June 8, 2012

GREENVILLE, Pa. - Leona Huffman Bates, 89, formerly of Cortland, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at White Cliff Nursing Home, in Greenville, Pa., where she had been a resident for two years. She was born July 5, 1922, in Vienna, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertie (Lindsey) Huffman. Leona graduated from Fowler High School and was a member of the Cortland Christian Church. She worked at...
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Barbara Biggin Rogers

April 15, 1938 - May 21, 2012

Barbara Biggin Rogers, age 74, of Cortland, formerly of Warren, died on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 15, 1938, in Warren, the daughter of the late James Delbert Biggin and the late Louise Catherine Tate. Barbara was a member of the Tod Ave United Methodist Church and had belonged to numerous Bridge and 500 clubs. She enjoyed working at the Paperback...
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Eileen Marie Cover

February 15, 1937 - May 16, 2012

Eileen Marie Cover, age 75, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Hospice House in Poland. She was born on February 15, 1937, in Sharon, PA, a daughter of the late Phillip Shively and the late Rosemary Knapp Shively. Eileen was a 1955 graduate of Fowler High School and was very active within her community. She attended the Fowler Community Church and was a lifetime member of the Fowler...
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Lois Ruth Keith

May 8, 1927 - May 2, 2012

Lois R. Keith, age 84, of Cortland, died in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She was born on May 2, 1927 in Warren, a daughter of the late Algie Dakin and the late Sue Parry Dakin. After retiring as office manager at Warren Radiology, Lois enjoyed devoting her time to her passion of sewing. She enjoyed doing alterations and making wedding gowns, but still had time to create her...
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Edna Virginia Fox

June 16, 1923 - April 18, 2012

Edna Virginia Fox, age 88 of Johnston Twp., died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. She was born on June 16, 1923 in Lester, WV., a daughter of the late John Cochran and the late Myrtle Acord Cochran. Edna had worked at Cleveland Casting in Kinsman for 15 years and loved to spend her free time bowling. She bowled on the Friday Night Ladies League at Cortland Lanes...
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Dale Allen Sprague, Sr.

September 1, 1936 - April 11, 2012

Dale A. "Gramps" Sprague, Sr., age 75, of Cortland, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the care of his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. He spent his last days surrounded by loved ones at his favorite place on earth, "the Farm." He was born on September 1, 1936 in Warren, a son of the late Allen Sprague and the late Candace Snyder Sprague. Dale lived most of his...
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Fannie Rose Hottenroth

September 2, 1931 - April 11, 2012

Cortland—Services will be held Friday at 10am at Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel for Fannie Hottenroth who passed away Wednesday morning at her home. The daughter of Edward and Stella (Masters) Simms, Fannie was born in Elizabethtown, KY on September 2, 1931. On February 19, 1955 Fannie married Charles W. Hottenroth, with whom she spent 57 wonderful years of marriage. A graduate of...
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Howard Stidger Curtis

February 26, 1918 - April 11, 2012

Howard "Bud" Stidger Curtis, age 94, of Bristolville, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Cortland Health Care Center. He was born on February 26, 1918 in North Bristol, a son of the late of Guy Alanzo Curtis and the late Wildabelle Stridger Curtis. Howard was a graduate of Shaw High School in Euclid. He served in the United States Air Force during WWII and flew both the P40 and P51...
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Roscoe J. Ballard

November 29, 1928 - October 1, 2011

Roscoe Junior Ballard, age 82, of West Mecca, died on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Forum Health Northside Hospital in Youngstown. He was born on November 29, 1928, in Killarm, WV., a son of the late Roscoe W. Ballard and the late Mary Bragg Ballard. Roscoe was a member of the West Mecca United Methodist Church and retired from LTV Steel where he had worked as a Scarfer. He is survived by his wife...
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Helen M. Parks

May 9, 1934 - September 29, 2011

Helen M. Parks, age 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by all of her children on Thursday, September 29, 2011 She was born on May 9, 1934 and graduated from Cortland High School in 1952, the same year married the late Dale E. Parks to whom she was happily married to for 27 years. Together they founded and owned Cortland Auto Service Inc. and Parks Place. One of Helen's greatest prides were...
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Mary Ellen Zakowski

March 13, 1927 - September 27, 2011

Mary Ellen Zakowski, age 84, of Cortland, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. She was born on March 13, 1927 in Twinsburg, OH, a daughter of the late George E. Dunkerton and the late Helen Visock Dunkerton. Mary worked as a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Frank P. Zakowski, daughter, Diane Hughes of Cortland, brother, Joseph Dunkerton and one sister,...
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Stella Shaffer

March 25, 1917 - September 27, 2011

Stella M. (Sigal) Shaffer, 94, of Bristolville, passed away Wednesday evening, September 27, 2011 at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield. Born March 25, 1917 in Cleveland to Mike and Justina (Pryma) Sigal, she moved to Rome Ohio where she graduated high school. Stella worked in Cleveland for a short time before beginning work at Packard Electric. She retired in 1984 after 40 years with the...
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Dale Robert Davis

March 20, 1960 - September 23, 2011

Dale R. "Monkey" Davis, age 51 of Fowler Township, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2011, at Hospice House in Poland, OH. He was born March 20, 1960 in Warren, the son of the late Robert E. Davis and Margaret M. Summers Davis McVicker of Fowler. Monkey was a 1977 graduate of Mathews High School and lived in Fowler most of his life. He worked for over 15 years as a mechanic at J & R Auto...
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Eleanor Marie Kislig

January 16, 1918 - September 22, 2011

Eleanor Marie Kislig, age 93, of Poland, died on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at her residence. She was born on January 16, 1918 in Detroit, MI, a daughter of the late John Koss and the late Frances Majsick Koss. Eleanor worked as a Food Supervisor for the F.W. Woolworth Co. for over 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and was a meticulous housekeeper. Eleanor was a dog lover and adored her...
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Betty Ann Drummond

September 23, 1963 - September 21, 2011

Betty Ann Drummond, age 47, of Warren, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. She was born on September 23, 1963, in Warren, the daughter of Jack Drummond Sr. and Mary Ann Mundell Drummond. Betty had received an associate degree in Medical Assisting and had worked as a housekeeper for the Comfort Inn in Warren. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her...
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James Carlton Saltzmann, Jr.

September 10, 1928 - September 15, 2011

James Carlton Saltzmann Jr., age 83, of Bristolville, died on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at his residence. He was born on September 10, 1928 in Gustavus, a son of the late James C. Saltzmann Sr. and the late Lillie M Casterline Saltzmann. Jim retired from National Can in Warren after 35 years and had served on the Bristol Vol. Fire Dept. for more than 30 years as well as being active with the...
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Gerald L. McDougal

March 23, 1952 - September 8, 2011

Gerald "Jerry" Lee McDougal of Cortland died on Thursday September 8, 2011 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. He was 59 years old. Mr. McDougal was born in Warren on April 23, 1952 and was a graduate of Western Reserve High School. Jerry worked as a welder for Peerless Win-Smith for more than thirty-years before his retirement. In his leisure time he enjoyed horseback riding and martial...
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Taimi Pitzer

May 1, 1916 - September 1, 2011

Taimi L. Pitzer, age 95, of Cortland, died on Thursday, September 01, 2011 at her residence. She was born on May 1, 1916 in Milford, NH, a daughter of the late Andy Lake and the late Valma Turpenien Lake. Taimi had worked as a manager at Carlisle's for 8 years before retiring in 1975. Her husband, Earl Pitzer, whom she married on June 21, 1968, preceded her in death on December 13, 2003. She is...
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