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Louis Posterli, 88
[Calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m., SUNDAY, 4/19, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Louis Posterli, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, with his family by his side.

Louis was born Nov. 20, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late Emilio and Adele Bocchio Posterli, came to Youngstown with his family as a child, and lived most of his life in this area.

Lou was a carpenter for 42 years with Carpenters’ Local No. 171, working with the Shutrump and A.P. O’Horo Companies. He retired in 1988.

He enjoyed woodworking, and had fond memories of building his family home and of working on the construction of the stadium at Youngstown State University. Lou loved animals, and he was a kind, honest man who did all he could to help people.

Mr. Posterli was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, and he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of nearly 69 years, Velma Goncy Posterli, whom he married May 11, 1946; four children, Eugene M. (Gerry) Posterli of Boardman, Diana Jean (Denny) Bernard of Oklahoma, Louis W. (Debbie) Posterli of Austintown, and Barbara Marie Posterli of Austintown; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank (Carolyn) Posterli of Liberty Township; a sister, Mary Powell of Youngstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by a brother, Elio Posterli.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on SUNDAY, April 19, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on MONDAY, April 20, at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.




Grace B. Strauch, 93

[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 4/20, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Grace B. Strauch, 93, of the city's west side, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center in New Middletown.

Grace was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Minnie Newman Herman, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of The Rayen School and worked at Truscon Steel as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II.

While raising and caring for her family, Grace worked in the housekeeping department at St. Elizabeth Health Center and was also a greeter at Wal-Mart in Austintown. She truly enjoyed working “outside the home,” interacting with other people and making new friends.

Grace was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo, and spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Grace leaves two daughters, Sharon (Bill) Nerone of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Sandra Berenics of San Diego; three grandchildren, Bill (Laurie) Nerone, Jeff (Yvonne) Nerone, and Christy Berenics; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Halle, Jacob, and Addison.

A sister, Frances Bowman Bulatko, and a brother, Howard “Bud” Herman, preceded her in death.

Family and friends may gather from 4 to 7 p.m. on MONDAY, April 20, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on TUESDAY (4/21) at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St, Joseph Church, 4545 New Road, Austintown.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

Grace’s family expresses sincere thanks to the caring staff at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center for the kindness shown and care given to Grace during her recent stay. Also, special thanks to Betty and Martha for the loving friendship they shared with Grace over the past four months.

Memorial contributions may be made in Grace’s name to the Down’s Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, One Children’s Hospital Drive, Central Plant, Floor 3, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224.




Katherine C. Madison, 92

[Calling hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., THURSDAY, 4/16, at Kinnick FH, McClurkin Memorial Chapel in Girard.]

SHARON, PA. - Katherine C. Madison, 92, formerly of Girard, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 13, 2015, at Cleppers Manor in Sharon, after a long and fulfilling life.

Katherine was born Feb. 19, 1923, in West Hazeltown, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles Frederick and Marion Miller Robbins.

Mrs. Madison was a high school graduate and she dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

She was member of First United Methodist Church in Girard. Katherine greatly enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and spending time with her family.

Her husband of 50 years, Leroy Madison, whom she married Jan. 12, 1946, passed away April 9, 1996.

Mrs. Madison leaves to cherish her memory her son, Roy Charles (Shirley Jean) Madison of Brookfield; her daughter, Kathy Lee (Mike) Gatesman of Cleveland; three grandchildren, Christina (Pete), Charles (Mindi), and Amanda (Scott); and five great-grandchildren, Peter, Madison, Kenny, Austin, and Saleena.

Besides her husband, two brothers, Charles Jr. and Buddy Robbins, preceded her in death.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on THURSDAY, April 16, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, where Katherine will be laid to rest next to her husband. 



Roxanne Macynski, 95

[Calling hours from 11 a.m. to noon at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Roxanne Macynski, 95, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, April 9, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, following a long and fulfilling life.

Roxanne was born July 5, 1919, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Stetts Macynski. 

She was a 1938 graduate of Chaney High School, moved to Cleveland after high school, and returned to Youngstown in 2002.

Roxanne was a registered nurse for many years. She served during World War II as a nurse in the Cleveland Veterans Hospitals, and her name is listed on the World War II Woman’s Wall in Washington D.C. After the war, she was a nurse for years at various medical centers in the Cleveland area, until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, and was a member of the St. Christine Senior Citizens, 

Roxanne was a multi-talented woman who made the most of her life. She enjoyed flowers and visits to Fellows Riverside Gardens, where she entered floral contests and won numerous awards. Roxanne also enjoyed pottery, woodworking, arts & crafts, and going to flea markets. She loved singing in choirs, and was an animal lover who fostered six feral cats.

Roxanne leaves a sister, Mary Louise Macynski, with whom she shared her home.

A brother, William Macynski, and a sister, Helen Marie Macynski, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m to noon, WEDNESDAY, April 15, at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, on the corner of Kirk and Raccoon Roads, where a Divine Liturgy will follow at noon. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roxanne’s name to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, OH  44406.

Committal services will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown at a later date.




Janice L. Woodside, 72

[Calling hours from 1 to 3 p.m., SATURDAY, 4/11, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Janice L. Woodside, 72, passed away peacefully late Wednesday morning, April 8, 2015, at her home with her family by her side.

Janice was born June 30, 1942, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Thayer D. and Evelyn Bailey Brown, was a 1960 graduate of South High School, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who also worked for 26 years as a secretary and office manager for Michael Kovach at City Machine Technologies.

Janice enjoyed annual vacations on the beaches at the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and she loved spending time with her family and her beloved dachshund, Genie.

She leaves a daughter, Lisa L. Woodside of Raleigh, North Carolina; three sons, Robert A. Woodside of Austintown, Daniel A. Woodside of Greenville, Pa., and Douglas M. Woodside of Austintown; two grandsons, Austin M. (Katrina M.) Woodside and Braden L. Woodside; a granddaughter, Emily E. Woodside; a great-granddaughter, Sadie M. Woodside; a sister, Juanita J. (Harry L.) Spieker of Columbus; her former husband and friend, Roger Terry Woodside of Pulaski, Pa.; and her nieces and nephews.

A brother, Thayer D. Brown Jr., is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., SATURDAY, April 11, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where funeral services will follow at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s name to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505.




Catherine Helen Klesch, 99

[Calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m., WEDNESDAY, 4/8, at St. Matthias Church in Youngstown.]

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. - Catherine Helen Klesch, 99, formerly of Boardman, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, April 2, 2015, at her home.

Catherine was born February 19, 1916, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Anna Garchar Ferenchak, and moved to Williamsburg in 2011.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Mrs. Klesch was a member of St. Bede The Venerable Church in Williamsburg, and was a member of the former St. Elizabeth Church in Campbell.

Catherine was very proud of her Slovak heritage and its customs and traditions that she lovingly passed on to her family.

Her husband, John J. Klesch, whom she married Sept. 29, 1936, died May 21, 1990.

Mrs. Klesch leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Norma (Frank) Tevis of Boardman; her son, John “J.K." (Jeanne) Klesch of Williamsburg; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all who lovingly called her “Baba Katie;” sisters-in-law, Sandy Ferenchak of Boardman and Dorothy Klesch of Pocatello, Idaho; and many extended family members.

Besides her husband, parents, and her step-mother, Katharine Kovach Ferenchak, brothers John, Joseph, Stephen, George and Richard Ferenchak, and John, Paul, Joseph and Stephen Kovach, and sisters, Mary Strichek, Ann Tevis, and Sister Janice Ferenchak, VSC, also preceded her in death.

Family and friends may gather from 10 to 11 a.m., WEDNESDAY, April 8, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell Avenue, Youngstown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Catherine’s family extends special thanks to the dear friends and family whose cards, prayers and gifts brought her so much happiness. “S’ Bohom, Mom.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd. Youngstown.



Frances M. Brunovich, 91
[Calling hours from 11 a.m. to Noon on MONDAY, 4/6, at St. Brendan Church in Youngstown.]

POLAND – Frances M. Brunovich, 91, formerly of Youngstown’s west side, passed away peacefully, late Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015, at Woodlands Assisted Living at Hampton Woods, after a long and fulfilling life.

Frances was born July 5, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Rega Moran, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of East High School and worked at the Home Savings & Loan Company, first as an elevator operator, and then as the secretary to Mr. McKay, retiring after 45 years.

Mrs. Brunovich was a member of St. Brendan Church and enjoyed her time in assisted living.

Her husband, Frank Brunovich, whom she married Sept. 27, 1950, passed away July 19, 1997.

Frances leaves two nephews, Albert (Lee) Moran of Summerfield, Fla. and Robert (Jayme) Moran of Edinburg, Pa.; Marlene Moran of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who was the wife of deceased nephew, James Moran; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her husband, a brother, Carmen Moran, two sisters, Rose Moran and Mary Elias, and a nephew, James Moran, preceded her in death.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on MONDAY, April 6, at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Avenue, Youngstown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at noon.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Frances will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Her family thanks the staff at Woodlands Assisted Living for the kindness shown and care given to Frances during her stay there, and thanks to Frances’ great-niece, Sally Kling, for special care she gave to her.

In lieu of flowers, Frances’ family suggests that donations be made to Crossroads Hospice in her name.




Carmen J. Renda Sr., 88
[Calling hours from Noon to 1:30 p.m., MONDAY, 4/6, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Carmen J. Renda Sr. passed away peacefully Thursday morning, April 2, 2015, at Hospice House after a long and fulfilling life. He was 88.

Carmen was born Dec. 19, 1926 in Lisbon, a son of the late Nick and Mary Ieropoli Renda, and was a lifelong Youngstown area resident.

While attending South High School, Carmen enlisted in the U.S. Navy just after the attack on Pearl Harbor. While in the Navy, he earned his high school diploma and received specialized military electronics training at Iowa State University. Carmen proudly served in the South Pacific during World War II as a radio technician and was one of the first radar operators aboard several vessels, most notably the destroyer USS Sigourney. He participated in many sea battles, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf where he was wounded by shrapnel.

Throughout his career, Carmen worked as an electrical engineer for several local companies including WFMJ-TV, Automatic Sprinkler Corp., Taylor Winfield, and Shenango Valley Cable in Hermitage, Pa. He retired from Weber Sensors in 1991. He also taught electronics for many years at Choffin Career Center and at ATES in Warren, and was the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 110 at Holy Name Parish for several years. He served as a precinct committee member on Youngstown’s west side.

Mr. Renda was a lifelong ham radio operator (W8RAJ) founded the local 20/9 club and communicated with amateur radio operators worldwide. He gained recognition in 1957 as one of the first private citizens to track the radio signal from Sputnik 1, the first satellite to orbit the earth. He was also an inventor and holds seven world patents, including the flash fire suppression system used on many military ships and aircraft, the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit, and a fire suppression device used by NASA on the Apollo spacecraft.

Carmen leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 65 years, Jacqueline Milligan Renda, whom he married May 28, 1949; three sons, James R. (Paula) Renda of Waterville, Lee D. (Heather) Renda of Youngstown, John (Patty) Renda of Austintown, and daughter-in-law Janice (Carmen) Renda of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren, Pamela (Rob), Ben, Jamie, Kristen, Holly (Mark), Christopher, Scott, Jill, Michelle, and Hallie; three great-grandchildren, Oona, Josie, and Robert; a sister, Diane Maggiano of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Carmen was preceded in death by two sons, Carmen J. Jr. “Skip” Renda and Donald R. Renda; a brother, Joseph Renda; two sisters, Connie DeMichele and Millie Renda; a daughter-in-law Kathy M. Renda; and two great grandchildren, Matthew and April.

Family and friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m. on MONDAY, April 6, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown with services following at 1:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carmen’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512. 





Norma Jean Morley, 83
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 4/6, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]


YOUNGSTOWN – Norma Jean Morley, 83, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 30, 2015, at her home.

Norma Jean was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Dover, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Hazel Googash Weber, and came to this area after marrying her husband, Frank, in 1961.

She was a graduate of Dover High School and worked for a time as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell before dedicating the remainder of her adult life raising and caring for her family.

Mrs. Morley was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, where she volunteered her time and talents helping at parish fundraising events. She was also a member of Christian Women’s Association. Norma Jean loved doing gardening and yardwork, and she totally loved being a grandma.

Her husband, Frank J. Morley, whom she married July 8, 1961, passed away Dec. 24, 2002.

Norma Jean leaves her daughter, Sharon Morley Ellis of Boardman; her son, Frank E. Morley of Maudline, S.C.; five grandchildren, Chelsea Ellis, Miranda Morley, Gregory Ellis, Garret Ellis, and Cassandra Morley; and her special friend, Tasha The Cat.

Besides her husband, a sister, Elizabeth Turney, is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on MONDAY, April 6, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on TUESDAY, (4/7) at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Avenue, Youngstown.
Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Norma Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband.




Nick Terlecky, 59

[Calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m., FRIDAY, 4/3, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Nick Terlecky, 59, of the city’s west side, passed away Monday afternoon, March 30, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a courageous battle with bladder cancer.

Nick was born July 24, 1955, in Youngstown, a son of the late Joseph and Helen Polmaskitch Terlecky, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Terlecky was a 1974 graduate of The Rayen School, and worked for Stericycle for 19 years as a truck driver.

Nick was a great handyman who was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone needing assistance. He was a fan of the Cleveland Browns, and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a member Teamsters Union Local No. 377.

Mr. Terlecky leaves his wife, Mary F. Fallat Terlecky, whom he married Sept. 17, 2005; five children, Robin Terlecky of Kinsman, Jim (Patty) Markota of Orlando, Fla., Jason (Heather) Markota of Struthers, Michelle Cannon of Youngstown, and Michael Cannon of Austintown; four grandchildren, Madalyn, Gianna, Jason Jr., and Isabella; three brothers, Joseph (Kathleen) Terlecky of Youngstown, Andrew (Mary Ann) Terlecky of Austintown, and Steve (Lynn) Terelcky of New Springfield; two sisters, Helen Kozak of Canfield and Kathy (Bill) Carney of Struthers; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and Richard Fallat of Struthers; and many extended family members.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on FRIDAY, April 3, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where a funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Nick’s family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.




Dennis G. “Denny” Barto, 61
[Calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m., THURSDAY, 4/2, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Dennis G. "Denny" Barto, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Barto was born Jan. 6, 1954, in Youngstown, a son of the late Paul ³Chip² and Kathryn Kacenga Barto, and was a lifelong area resident.

Denny was a 1971 graduate of Chaney High School, earned a business degree in 1984 from Youngstown State University. He was a truck driver for DART Trucking in Canfield during the 1990s before retiring on disability, and he had also worked for Bucci Brothers Paving & Blacktop Specialists.

Denny was a very kind social man, and if someone needed help, he was there. Denny loved going for long walks in Mill Creek Park with his family. He enjoyed gardening, starting flowers from seeds, and he loved going fishing, hunting, riding his Harley, and watching NASCAR.

Mr. Barto leaves his wife, Karla A. Wilson Barto, whom he married June 21, 1984; his daughter, Breanna K. Barto of Austintown; two sisters, Patty Lipkovitch of Austintown and Kathy (Lee) Chapman of Canfield; and his loyal companions, his dog, Pepper, and cats, Lilly and Smokey.

A brother, Paul Barto Jr., is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m.




Jerome M. “Jerry” Doran, 78
[Private hours and services.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Jerome M. “Jerry” Doran, 78, of Brownlee Woods, passed away Monday morning, March 30, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a brief illness.

Jerry was born July 3, 1936, in Youngstown, a son of the late Marcus and Stella Banasiewicz Doran, and was a lifelong area resident.

Jerry was a graduate of Ursuline High School, and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a proprietor of Petroff Brothers Auto Body in Campbell.

Mr. Doran leaves his wife, Carol Procopio Doran; five children, Cherry (Mitch) Johnson, Lynda Doran, Mark Doran, Jerry Jr. (Karen) Doran, and Michael (Amy) Doran; four grandchildren; a sister, Judy Landis; and many nieces and nephews.

Three sisters, Patricia Jacobson, Margaret Holes, and Stella Marcia Carano, are deceased.

Private services were held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, Jerry’s family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.




Peter J. Macina, 77
[No calling hours or services.]

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - Peter J. Macina, 77, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2015, at his home.

Peter was born Oct. 20, 1937, in Youngstown, a son of the late Peter and Agnes Burger Macina, and was a lifelong area resident.

Peter was a graduate of The Rayen School, and was a retired business owner and laborer.

He enjoyed gardening and sports.

Mr. Macina leaves two daughters, Jodi Macina of Warren and Monica Macina of Las Vegas.

Four brothers, Walter, Stanley, Joseph, and John Macina, and, five sisters, Helen Koval, Sophie Serbel, Mary Tentinger, Rose Carach, and Ann Crisucci, are deceased.

Per Peter’s request, there will be no calling hours or services.

His daughters request that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.




Margaret G. Root, 87

[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., SUNDAY, 3/29, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Margaret G. Root, 87, of the city’s west side, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Margie, as she was known by many, was born June 11, 1927, in Youngstown, the eldest child of Mike and Anna Kashimer Hudak, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1945 graduate of Chaney High School. Margie worked several jobs over the years, but mostly she was a wife and mother. She took great pride in her home and was an excellent cook. She especially enjoyed preparing holiday meals for her family including all of the ethnic Slovak dishes handed down through the generations. 

She was a lifelong member of Holy Name of Jesus Church, now a part of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society.

Margie loved going to bingo and on trips to casinos. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the Game Show Network and many prime time television shows.

Her beloved husband of 56 years, Eugene C. Root, whom she married June 10, 1950, passed away May 15, 2007.

Mrs. Root leaves to cherish her memory a son, Eugene (Candie) Root of Boardman; two daughters, Nancy (Robert) Evans of Austintown and Carol (Ron) Perrin of Greensboro, North Carolina; four granddaughters, Michelle (Frank) Mascara, Sarah Root, and Shannyn and Amy Perry; two step-grandchildren, Stephen (Erin) Evans and Tracie (Mike) Rector; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jessica, and Jackson; a sister, Jean Shoemaker; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Margie will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Margie was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Kobly, and her brother Michael E. Hudak. 

Family and friends  may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on SUNDAY, March 29, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on MONDAY (3/30) at the funeral home, and will continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 613 N. Lakeview Ave., Youngstown.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, Margie’s family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.

"She's not broken 
Anymore....
She's stronger, wiser, and more beautiful
Then before.
Because God took her
Broken pieces....
And made her new again."




Mary E. Erb, 87

[No calling hours. Memorial service on FRIDAY, 3/27, at 11 a.m. at Boardman Baptist Church.]

CANFIELD - Mary E. Erb, 87, passed away Monday afternoon, March 23, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, following a brief illness.

Mary was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Ralph and Iva Boals, was raised in Hubbard, and lived in Canfield for the last half of her life.

She was a graduate of Hubbard High School, and dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Mrs. Erb was a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Network. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, golf, card games, board games, and spending time with her longtime friends.

Her husband of nearly 60 years, James Erb, whom she married Dec. 26, 1948, passed away in 2007.

Mary leaves her very dear friend, Jean Rider; a son, Paul Erb of Lake Park, Md.; and a grandson.

Besides her husband, a son, Gary Erb, two sisters, Evelyn Moeniag and Helen Sample, and a brother, Robert Boals, are deceased.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, at Boardman Baptist Church, 1207 Shields Rd., Boardman, with Pastor Dennis Massie officiating. 

Interment will take place at Canfield Village Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the Alzheimer’s Network, 4214 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512




Adrienne M. Johns, 96

[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, 3/25, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Adrienne M. Johns, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, March 22, 2015, at Omni Manor Care Center in Youngstown following a long and fulfilling life.

Adrienne was born May 19, 1918, in Dobra, W.Va., a daughter of the late Amil and Catherine Kaminsky Albert. She was raised in Pittsburgh and came to Austintown in the 1950s.
Mrs. Johns was a graduate of Sisters of Divine Providence in Pittsburgh, and dedicated her adult life to being a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown.

Her husband, Robert B. Johns, whom she married in 1940, passed away in 1984.

She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” and Robert Cruickshank; two grandsons, Robert E. (Ola) Cruickshank and Thomas J. (Laurie) Cruickshank; and five great-grandchildren, Edwin, Andrew, Katherine, Ethan, and Timothy.

Besides her husband, four brothers, Arthur, Norman, Carl, and Donald Albert, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, March 25, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on THURSDAY, March 26, at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Norquest Boulevard in Austintown.

Committal services will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.




Bernice C. Ialenti, 68

[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 3/23, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Bernice C. Ialenti, 68, of the city’s west side, passed away Friday morning, March 20, 2015, at her home with her family by her side, following a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Bernice was born July 3, 1946, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Anthony and Cecelia Petrella Halicki, was raised in Hubbard, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Ialenti was a 1964 graduate of Hubbard High School. She was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker who also worked for over 20 years at the Mahoning Country Club in the clubhouse as a hostess and cashier.

Bernice was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown. She enjoyed reading and cooking and she loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She leaves her husband of nearly 49 years, Charles P. Ialenti, whom she married May 7, 1966; three daughters, Angela (Michael) Ruddy of Youngstown, Michele (Alan) Mikovich of Austintown, and Cecelia (Bill) Lugalia of Sewickley, Pa.; six grandchildren, Cali, Gabrielle, J.C., Anthony, Will, and JoJo; a brother, Salvatore Halicki of Hubbard; and her loyal companion, her dog, Daisy.

A brother, Paul Halicki, is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, March 23, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on TUESDAY, March 24, at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown.

Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Mrs. Ialenti’s family thanks the staff of MVI Hospice for the kindness shown and care given to Bernice and her family during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bernice’s name to Cure PSP, through www.psp.org; or to the Epilepsy Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.




Flora M. “Flo” Davis, 86 

[Calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m., SATURDAY, 3/21, at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church in Austintown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Flora M. “Flo” Davis, 86, formerly of Polley Drive, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Victoria House Assisted Living.

Flora was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late William and Lillian Weir Dow, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Boardman High School, and was a loving homemaker, wife and mother who dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Flo was a member of Wickliffe Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed arts & crafts, playing cards, and she especially loved the time she spent with her family.

Flo leaves her daughter, Deborah J. Halko of Youngstown; her son, Dow William (Lori) Davis of Austintown; three grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Halko, Sarah (Marc) Palermo, and Abby Marie Davis; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ashley, Emma, and Ellie; and a sister, Joan (Norman) McVicker of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, William Davis, her loving grandson, Dow William Davis II, and two sisters, Sybella Davis and Katherine Simon.

Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., SATURDAY, March 21, at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church, 45 Idlewood Rd., Austintown, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Flora’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, Ohio 44236; or visit alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown.

Flo’s family thanks the staff of Victoria House Assisted Living for the kindness shown and care given to Flo and her family during her extended stay.




Joseph Stephen Demidovich, 89
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., FRIDAY, 3/20, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

BOARDMAN - Joseph Stephen Demidovich, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Holmes Beach, Florida, while vacationing with family.

Joseph was born July 14, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of the late Carl and Anna Skovira Demidovich, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1943 graduate of East High School, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country from 1943 to 1946. Joe served aboard the USS Corvus in the Pacific Theatre during World War II as an Electrician Mate, 2nd Class, and earned a Good Conduct Medal and a Bronze Star Medal.

He worked for 24 years as a sales agent for MetLife Insurance.

Mr. Demidovich was a member of Holy Family Parish in Poland, where he served as an usher. He was also a former member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown.

Joe was a genial and kind man, who was known for his quick smile, firm handshake, and for telling a good joke or two. He will be truly and sadly missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and parishioners.

Joe is now reunited with his beloved wife of 62 years, Valeria Lyda Demidovich, whom he married Oct. 29, 1949, and who passed away on Aug. 5, 2012.

Mr. Demidovich leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Joe (Charlyne) Demidovich of Holmes Beach, Fla. and Dr. James (Reeny) Demidovich of Boardman; two daughters, Cathy (Steve) Ferenchak of Canfield and Diane (Victor) Rovder of Powell; eight grandchildren, Dr. Joseph (Mary Beth Fazzini) Demidovich, Lisa Demidovich (Jeremy Berzon), Kristin and Jimmy Demidovich, Angie (Derek) Kilgore, Kenny Ferenchak, and Rachel and Alex Rovder; two great-granddaughters, Leona and Celeste Berzon; three brothers, Carl Demidovich of Van Wert, William Demidovich of Westerville, and Stephen Demidovich of Naples, Fla.; and many extended family members and friends.

Besides his wife, Joe was preceded in death by a brother, John Demidovich, and by sisters, Helen Kovach and Betty Demidovich.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. FRIDAY, March 20, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on SATURDAY, March 21, at the funeral home, and will continue at 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Holy Family Parish.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Joe will be laid to rest next to Valeria.
 
Joe's family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Holy Family Parish, 2729 Center Rd., Poland, 44514.




Helen Joan Mason, 92
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., TUESDAY, 3/17, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Helen Joan McClelland Mason, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Briarfield Manor, with her family by her side.

Helen was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Franklin, Pa., and was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Quinn McClelland.
Mrs. Mason was a graduate of The Rayen School. She was a homemaker, wife and mother, who also owned and operated McClelland’s Catering Service. She also worked for a time as financial secretary at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Helen was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was on the food service committee. She was a volunteer with Help Hotline, was an excellent cook and seamstress, and enjoyed entertaining.

She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Claudette and Jack Karstetter of Austintown, with whom she made her home; 10 nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Her husband, Robert Mason Sr., whom she married Nov. 20, 1955, passed away Aug. 10, 1993. Her son, Robert “Bobby” Mason Jr., passed away in February of 2014. Two sisters, Dawn McClelland and Verna Back; three brothers, Warren, James and Gene McClelland; a brother-in-law, Robert Back; and two sisters-in-law, Zita McClelland and Eleanor McClelland, are also deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., TUESDAY, March 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where a memorial service will take place at 7 p.m.

Helen’s family sends special thanks to her nephew, Gene McClelland, and her niece, Amy McClelland, and Helen’s special friend, Barb Zautner, for being by the family’s side during the past week.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, 44512.




Martha “Marty” Miller, 81
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, 3/18, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown; calling hours from 10:30 to 11 a.m., THURSDAY, 3/19, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Martha “Marty” Miller, 81, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, March 13, 2015, at her home with her family by her side, following a brief illness.

Martha was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late George and Mary Bukoski Matchett, and came with her family as a child to this area.
Mrs. Miller was a graduate of The Rayen School. In her younger years, she worked as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell, and then devoted the rest of her life to raising and caring for her family.

Marty was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Youngstown, where she was church treasurer. She was also a member of the Dorcas Society, the Altar Guild, Thrivent, and TOPS, and she truly enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

She leaves her husband of nearly 60 years, Martin “Marty” Miller, whom she married April 2, 1955; two sons, Lee (Kathy) Miller and Mark (Fran) Miller, both of Youngstown; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Stephanie), Tara, Rachel (Joe), Monica, Samantha, Heather, and Janine; and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Benjamin.

A brother, George Matchett, is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, March 18, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Family and friends may also call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on THURSDAY, March 19, at Concordia Lutheran Church, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. 

Interment will follow at Belmont Park Cemetery in Liberty Township.



Dan “Dmytro” Hlywa, 90
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 3/16, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Dan “Dmytro” Hlywa, 90, peacefully entered into eternal life on Thursday, March 12, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Dan was the son of Michael and Rose Hlywa, and was born on Sept. 2, 1924, in a small village in Ukraine. During the Nazi occupation of Ukraine during World War II, Dan was taken from his home from Ukraine to Germany to perform forced labor. After the war, Dan immigrated to the United States in 1949 with his wife, Sonia, and their one-year-old son, Terry. Sonia and Dan settled in the Mahoning Valley, a place that would remain his beloved home for the next 66 years. Sonia and he became United States citizens in 1954.

Dan was first employed with the Hill Hubbell Company as a millwright, and later worked in a similar capacity with General Motors at the Lordstown Plant, until he retired in 1988. Since his retirement, he enjoyed home life and the pursuit of driving his wife, Sonia, crazy.

Dan was a devoted parishioner of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, and served as church councilman. He was active with the church festivals and building committees. Mr. Hlywa was proud of his Ukrainian heritage, and was a member of the Ukrainian Congress Committee and other Ukrainian organizations.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Sonia; two sons, Terry “Taras” Hlywa of Austintown, formerly of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Russell “Roman” (Michele) of Winchester, Va.; a granddaughter, Lauren of Brookfield; and a stepgrandson, Travis of Syracuse, New York.

Family and friends will keep his memory alive in their hearts forever, and may call on Monday March 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 10:15 a.m. on TUESDAY (3/17) at the funeral home, and will continue at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown.

Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

May his memory be eternal! “Vichnaya Pamyat, Dmytro!”

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