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David P. “John” Hunt, 71
[Calling hours from Noon to 1:30 p.m., THURSDAY, 9/18, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

STRUTHERS - David P. “John” Hunt, 71, passed away peacefully Monday night, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home.

David was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Morgantown, West Virginia, a son of the late Paul and Juanita Mayberry Hunt, and came to the Youngstown area in the mid-1950's.

He worked for more than 20 years at International Paper Company, retiring in the mid-1980's. He also worked as a self-employed painter and handyman.

John proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed drag racing, woodworking, camping, and computers. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends.

John will be sadly missed by his daughters, Melissa L. (David) Binion of Hubbard and Melinda L. Bonetti of Struthers; his grandchildren, Amber Vukovich, Lea Bonetti, Cheryl Binion, Danielle Binion, Haley Bonetti, and Brandon Binion; his sister, Paula Faye Beatty of Austintown; his brothers, Leland Hunt of Austintown and Alan Hunt of Mogodore; his fiancé, Marge Jones Grundy, with whom he shared his home; and by Marge’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, David’s wife, Cheryl Carter Hunt, whom he married Aug. 3,1968, and his step-father, Peter Kobly, who helped raise him, are deceased.

Family and friends may gather from noon to 1:30 p.m. on THURSDAY, Sept. 18, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.


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Todd Butler, 35
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., THURSDAY, 9/18, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, Girard.]

HOWLAND - Todd Butler, 35, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 10, 2014.

Todd was born Sept. 21, 1978, in Cleveland, a son of Robert A. and the late Pamela Knepper Butler, and came to this area as a child.

Todd was a 1998 graduate of Girard High School and studied at Tiffin University. He worked for RGIS and he greatly enjoyed fishing and working on cars.

Todd leaves a son, Danté Allan Butler; a daughter, Juliette Elise Butler; his fiancé, Linda Cataline of Howland; his father and step-mother Robert A. and Wendy E. Butler of Girard; a sister Jodi (Sam) Hall of Warren; two step-brothers Ronald Carpenter of Girard and Brian Gordon of Girard; and many aunts uncles and cousins.

Besides his mother, his grandparents, Robert and Sarah “Sally” Butler, and Garvin and Betty Hinderliter Raines, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on THURSDAY, Sept. 18, at Kinnick Funeral Home McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard, where a memorial service will take place at 7 p.m.

Due to Todd’s untimely passing, in lieu of flowers, his family requests contributions be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.


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Charlotte E. Britton, 84
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, 9/17, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown; calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m., THURSDAY, 9/18, at Grace Lutheran Church in Austintown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Charlotte E. Britton, 84, formerly of Winchester Avenue, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, surrounded by love.

Charlotte was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Meltz Jones, and was a lifelong area resident, living her last two years at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles and in Howland.

She was a 1949 graduate of The Rayen School and in her younger years, worked at the Northside Drive-in Theater on Belmont Avenue, and for General Electric. More recently, she worked for J.C. Penney in the catalog departments in the Mahoning and Austintown Plazas.

Mrs. Britton was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Austintown, where she was the treasurer of Rachel Circle and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Charlotte was also a Girl Scout Leader, and was a member of the Friends of the Austintown Library and of the Ladies’ Red Hat Society.

Charlotte enjoyed knitting, crocheting, visiting with her neighbors on Winchester Avenue, reading, watching tennis and the Food Network on television, going out to eat at her favorite restaurants, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

She enjoyed life to the fullest, and she will always be remembered for her ever-present smile.

Charlotte leaves two daughters, Pamela K. (Alan) Copp of Howland and Barbara L. (Chuck) Kollar of Kremmling, Colo.; four grandchildren, Lyndsay (Ben) Leybold of Youngstown, Katie (Jim) DeBell of Kremmling, Charlie (Cynthia) Kollar of Kailua, Hawaii, and Jeff Copp (fiancé Sarah) of Chagrin Falls; four great-grandchildren, Britton, Paige, Darcy, and Foster; and a sister, Mary Jane Baker of Struthers.

Her husband, Kenneth V. Britton, whom she married Aug. 16, 1952, passed away Sept. 4, 1986. An infant son, David Britton, four brothers, her twin Charles Jones, and Wilbur, Edgar, and Robert Jones, and a sister, Ida Mae Gerthung, also preceded her in death.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Family and friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m. on THURSDAY, Sept. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church on South Raccoon Road in Austintown, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charlotte’s name to the Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.


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Bette E. Bugar, 86
[No calling hours. Private services at a later date.]

AUSTINTOWN- Bette E. Bugar, 86, passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.

Bette was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Bernard and Mae Kana Archer, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a graduate of Ursuline High School and devoted her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Bette leaves three sons, Michael E. (Jeanne) Bugar of Fort Worth, Texas, Edward R. Bugar Jr. of Cincinnati, and David A. (Nikki) Bugar of Austintown; a sister, Patricia Volinchak of Austintown; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Edward R. Bugar, whom she married July 26, 1945, passed away Aug. 3, 2000. A brother, Robert Archer, also preceded her in death.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Bette will be laid to rest next to her husband.


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Cheryl Balogh Mangine, 47
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 9/15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel in Girard.]

HANCOCK, MD. - Cheryl Balogh Mangine, 47, formerly of Lowellville, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep Aug. 29, 2014, at her residence.

Cheryl was born Sept. 25, 1966, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late James and Deborah Frohman Parker and spent most of her life in the area.

She was a graduate of Lowellville High School and worked as a dental assistant for over 15 years.

Cheryl was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville and greatly enjoyed baking, cooking and singing. She was very fond of children and animals, and she especially enjoyed the time she spent with her nieces and nephews.

She leaves a brother, Michael (Cheri) Balogh of McDonald; a sister, Tammy (Tom) Kopnicky of Lowellville; a son, Pat; many aunts and uncles, including Aunt Judy Ramhoff of Youngstown, with whom she lived with when she was in Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and her boyfriend, Jerry Jochum, with whom she made her home in Maryland.

Family and friends may call on MONDAY, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard, where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.

Interment will take place at a later date.


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Gilbert D. Deeter, 96
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, 9/10; calling hours from 10:30 to 11 a.m., THURSDAY, 9/11, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Gilbert D. Deeter, 96, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Sept. 8, 2014, at Hospice House with his family by his side.

Gilbert, who was also known to many as “Pete” and “Gil,” was born March 16, 1918, in Youngstown, a son of the late Harley and Mabel Smith Deeter, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and worked for over 40 years for the B&O Railroad before retiring.

Mr. Deeter attended Cornersburg Baptist Church and Western Reserve United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, being outdoors, and he enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Gilbert loved life, and will always be remembered for his quick-wit and his great sense of humor.

Mr. Deeter leaves five children, Beverly (Thomas) Lutz of Newton Falls, Marian Doerr of Austintown, Carole Deeter of Canfield, Wayne K. (Denise) Deeter of Youngstown, and Ronald L. Deeter of Austintown; nine grandchildren, Diane (Tom) Marki, Denise (Tony) Carkido, Marcia (Rob) Dash, Mark (Etta) Doerr, T.C. (Betsy) Doerr, Michael Donzella, Adrienne Donzella, Aeren Deeter, and David Deeter; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Garnet Brenner of Florida; and a daughter-in-law, Pat Deeter of Valparaiso, Ind.

Gilbert’s wife, Helen L. Luth Deeter, whom he married Aug. 3, 1939, passed away Feb. 9, 1999. Two sons, Robert B. Deeter and Gerald G. Deeter; a great-granddaughter, Ember Rae Doerr; a son-in-law, Thomas Doerr; and four brothers, Bart, Hartman, Kenneth, and Robert Deeter, are also deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on THURSDAY, Sept. 11, at the funeral home, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on THURSDAY.

A committal service with military honors will follow at Four Mile Run Cemetery in Austintown.

Gilbert’s family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.                                 

“Thank you, God, for my people, they’ve been good to me.” — Gilbert.


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Frank Woloschak, 92
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 9/8, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Frank Woloschak, 92, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2014, at Hospice House following a long and fulfilling life.

Frank was born July 21, 1922, in Youngstown, a son of the late Michael and Katherine Senediak Woloschak, and was a lifelong area resident.

He courageously served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Chester during World War II, and saw action in the South Pacific and the Aleutian Islands.

Frank worked as a brakeman for the Youngstown and Northern Railroad, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association. He enjoyed gardening, canning peppers, growing plants in “Frank’s Greenhouse,” volunteering, and walking at the YMCA. Frank was also an excellent baker, and was well-known for his delicious pies, banana bread, and blueberry muffins.

On July 9, 1949, Frank married the former Carolyn Kolar, and they were together for 65 years until her death on June 10, 2014.

Frank leaves two daughters, Karen (Richard) Zapko of Canfield and JoAnn (Shawn) Convery of Austintown; two sons, Frank Jr. (Debbie) Woloschak of Phoenix and Michael Woloschak of Youngstown; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Woloschak of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Malys.

Besides his wife, Frank was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Woloschak and infant Michael George Woloschak; three brothers, Charles, Michael Jr., and Metro; and five sisters, Alice Woloschak, Esther Yuschak, Anna Evanoff, Rose Walkoweic, and Mary Zemko.

Family and friends may gather from 5 to 7 p.m. on MONDAY, Sept. 8, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on TUESDAY (9/9) at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

A committal service with military honors will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery.

Mr. Woloschak’s family extends heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful nurses and staff at Hospice of the Valley and Hospice House for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Frank.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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Sharon P. Sahli, 67
[Memorial service at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, 9/9, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Sharon P. Sahli, 67, of the city's north side, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2014, at Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.

Sharon was born April 5, 1947, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Warren and Evelyn Williams Stevens, and came to the area as a teenager.

She was a 1965 graduate of Western Reserve High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education from Youngstown State University. She worked for a short time with women in need at the Barbara M. Wick Transitional House, and Sharon also worked for 13 years with Community Corrections Association on Market Street in Youngstown, educating inmates.
                                    
Sharon enjoyed reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.

She leaves five children, Michael (Diana) Sahli of Maryland, Kristy (John) Gore of Boardman, Theresa (Kevin) Murphy of Cortland, Alana Sahli of Lowellville, and Laura Sahli of Girard; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack (Alice) Stevens of Millington, Tenn.

A brother, Larry Stevens, is deceased.

Family and close friends are welcome to attend a memorial service that will take place at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, Sept. 9, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.


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Roberto A. Cavender, 26
[Private family services.]

AUSTINTOWN - Roberto A. Cavender, 26, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home.

Roberto was born June 26, 1988, in Tecate, Mexico, a son of David and Ema Moreno Cavender. He came to the Youngstown area as a child, was raised in California, and returned to the area in 2012.

He worked for Ruby Tuesday in Austintown as a line cook. Roberto belonged to Mountain Empire Baptist Church in Campo, Calif., and he enjoyed cooking.

Roberto is survived by his parents, David of Austintown and Ema of San Diego; his brother, Efren Cavender of San Diego; his sister, Tania Cavender of San Diego; his grandmother, Lois Cavender of Austintown; his fiancé, Rachel Crooks of Youngstown; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A grandfather, James Cavender, is deceased.

Private family services will be held on Monday, Sept. 8.

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Ruth Martinko, 82
[Calling hours from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on SATURDAY, 9/6, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Ruth Martinko, 82, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Sept. 3, 2014, at Briarfield Manor.

Ruth was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Susan Toman Martinko, and was a lifelong area resident.

She worked at Youngstown Window Cleaning for 20 years before retiring in 1995.

She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church.

Ruth leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Edward Klema of North Jackson; her granddaughters, Christine (Brad) Palmer and Jennifer (Mark) Sweazy, and her great-grandsons, Lincoln and Logan Sweazy, all of Garner, North Carolina; her brother, John (Ann) Martinko of Sharon; her sister, Margaret (Robert) Hovanec of Spring, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend and caregiver, Rebecca Pennell.

A brother, Joseph Martinko, preceded her in death.

Family and friends may gather from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY, Sept. 6, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home and continue at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 613 North Lakeview Avenue, Youngstown.


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Teresa M. Whippo, 80

[Calling hours from Noon to 1 p.m., FRIDAY, 9/5, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]
  

POLAND - Teresa M. Whippo, 80, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a lengthy illness.

Teresa was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Union City, Pa., and came to this area in the early 1950s. She also lived about 10 years of her later life in Andover.

Teresa was a homemaker, and also sold Avon Products. She was a member of the Presidents Club of Avon for 15 years.

Mrs. Whippo belonged to the Andover Church of Christ.

Teresa’s husband, Merrill Whippo, whom she married Jan. 30, 1960, passed away Jan. 18, 1997.

Teresa leaves four children, Francis Thomas (Pat Boldt) of Austintown, Christine Mueller (Terry Hilbon) of Boardman, Charles (Jeannie) Whippo of East Palestine, and Roseann (Ron) Hurt of Wooster; a daughter-in-law, Roberta Whippo; 12 grandchildren; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Matthews of Boardman; and two sisters, Priscilla Coe of Erie, Pa. and Amelda (John) Boratyn of Springboro, Pa.

Besides her husband, two children, Dianne Bulatko and Merrill “Butch” Whippo; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald and Wayne Matthews, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on FRIDAY, Sept. 5, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with the cost of final expenses.


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Angeline M. DiCiocco, 88
[Private memorial services.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Angeline M. DiCiocco, 88, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2014, at Valley Care Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

Angeline was born April 27, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael and Madeline Chianese DiCiocco, and was a lifelong area resident.

She worked for 28 years for Hugh’s Meat Market in downtown Youngstown, and for Strouss’ Department Store in the Austintown Plaza, retiring in 1986.
    
Angeline was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church in Youngstown.

She enjoyed travel and trips to Mountaineer Gaming Resort.

Angeline leaves many nieces and nephews.

Five sisters, Betty M. Yaslik, Mary Davanzo, Margaret Frasco, Antoinette Donofrio, and Virginia Bettura; a brother, Edward “Richie” DiCiocco; and two nephews, are deceased.
    
At Angeline’s request, a private memorial service will be held. There are no calling hours.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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

Angeline’s family thanks the staff of Austinwoods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center for the kindness shown and care given to Angeline during her stay there.


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Mary Louise Yablonkai, 93
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., THURSDAY, 8/28, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Mary Louise Yablonkai, 93, of the city’s west side, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Care Center, after a long and fulfilling life.

Mary was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Ignatius and Anastasia Lafter Janic, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1939 graduate of Chaney High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Mrs. Yablonkai was a homemaker, and also worked at the General Electric Lamp Plant and Coil Plant for 21 years, retiring in 1981.

Mary was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown. She was a very loving and caring person, who was always there for her family.

Mary is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carole Yablonkai of Denver, Colo.; two granddaughters, Marijo (Andrew) Yablonkai-Reiss of Denver and Beth Ann Yablonkai of Columbus; many nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her husband, Louis Yablonkai, whom she married May 26, 1947, passed away Aug. 20, 1981. Her son, Phillip Yablonkai, two brothers, Peter and Steve Janic, and three sisters, Elizabeth Fabek, Catherine McGee, and Anna Yankdrick, are also deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., on THURSDAY (8/28), at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. on FRIDAY (8/29) at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to St. Brendan Church Memorial Fund, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown, OH  44509.


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Douglas E. Fodrey, 56
[No services or calling hours.]

NEGLEY - Douglas E. Fodrey, 56, passed away early Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2014, at Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer.

Douglas was born June 27, 1958, in Virginia, a son of the late Hubert and Peggy Langston Fodrey, was raised in Newport News, Va., and graduated from Center High School.

He worked as a self-employed contractor for over 20 years, and was the owner / operator of Calcutta Outdoors Premium Bait & Tackle.

Mr. Fodrey leaves two sons, Brian P. (Elizabeth) Fodrey of Mebane, North Carolina and Kevin L. (Ashley) Fodrey of Ravenna; and two grandchildren, Landon and Alyssa.

A brother, Brad Fodrey, is deceased.

There are no services or calling hours.


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Julius M. Santiago, 44
[Celebration of Life at 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, 8/26, at St. James Church of God in Christ in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Julius M. Santiago, 44, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence.

Julius was born Feb. 2, 1970, in Youngstown, a son of Julio R. and Margarita Santiago, was raised on Youngstown’s east side, and was a lifelong area resident.

Julius was a 1988 graduate of East High School, and worked at Phantom Fireworks. He was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ, and he enjoyed computers, swimming, fishing, listening to music, watching movies, and taking his kids to the park.

Mr. Santiago leaves two children, Simeon J. Santiago and Ashley I. Santiago, both of Youngstown; his mother, Margarita Santiago of Youngstown; three sisters, Nancy Santiago, Millie Deloach, and Julia Knox; and two brothers, Lynn Santiago and Joe Roldan.

The love of his life, Raylen Lane, his father, Julio, and two brothers, David and John Santiago, are deceased.

A memorial service celebrating Julio’s life will take place on TUESDAY, 8/26, at 5 p.m., at St. James Church of God in Christ, 75 S. Prospect St., Youngstown.


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Lillian M. Smulick Nagy, 77

[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., TUESDAY, 8/26, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

AUSTINTOWN - Lillian M. Nagy, 77, passed away peacefully early Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2014, at her home with her family by her side, after a lengthy illness.

Lillian was born Jan. 13, 1937, in West Deer Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Adam and Jessie Harris Smulick.

Lill was a 1955 graduate of West Deer High School, and moved from Cheswick, Pa. to Austintown with her family in 1965.

She was a homemaker who dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family. In 1971 she became a licensed cosmetologist and operated her own beauty salon until her retirement in 1996.

Mrs. Nagy was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown. She enjoyed traveling, playing games with her grandchildren and family Sunday dinners at her home. She adored and welcomed all children into her loving home and was known to all as "Grandma Nagy", including her 35 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter.

Lillian leaves seven children, Joseph L. Jr. (Lisa) Nagy of Canfield, John C. Sr. (Debbie) Nagy of Chicago, Diana (Jim) Diaz of Parrish, Fla., Debbie (Gary) Scurti of Austintown, Linda Loth of Austintown, Michael of Tampa, Fla., and William E. (Colleen) of Columbiana; 17 grandchildren, Heather (Brian), Jason, Anthony, Nicole, Michael, Kimberly, Sara, John Jr. (Sarah), Ashley, Matthew, Samantha, Cortney, Joseph III, Alysia, Salena, Kevin and Ella; 17 great-grandchildren, Kayley, Marissa, Brian Jr., Justin Jr., Ally, Leah, Steven III, Jason Jr., Andrea, Jameir, Mason, Cameron, Aiden, Gavin, Emma, Nathaniel and Hannah; a great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Rose; two sisters, Rose Marie (Paul) Sutara of Canton and Donna (Larry) Lucas of Austintown; many nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Mike and Ann Potocnak, and Jean Tunison.

Lill was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Joseph L. Nagy Sr., whom she married March 10, 1956, and a great-grandson, Gabriel.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m on TUESDAY, Aug. 26, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on WEDNESDAY (8/27) at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church on New Road in Austintown.

Committal services will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, where Lillian will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lillian's name to Senior Independent Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

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Pauline A. Ziegler, 76
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., WEDNESDAY, 8/27, at Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown; calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m., THURSDAY, 8/28, at the funeral home.]

BOARDMAN - Pauline A. Ziegler, 76, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2014, at Caprice Health Care Center in North Lima following a lengthy illness.

Pauline was born Aug. 4, 1938, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Stroney Gregory, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a homemaker who dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Mrs. Ziegler enjoyed bingo, and loved to spend time with her family.

Her beloved husband, Ralph H. Ziegler Sr., whom she married July 30, 1960, passed away March 7, 2000.

Pauline is survived by two sons, Ralph H. Ziegler Jr. of Youngstown and Timothy A. (Monica) Ziegler of Poland; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Ziegler of Girard; three grandchildren, Eric (Amber) Ziegler, Amanda Shaffer, and Kyle Ziegler; a brother, Thomas Sr. (Ida) Gregory of Youngstown; and two sisters, Dorothy Hadfield of Tomball, Texas and Norma McKnight of Hubbard.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Ziegler, who passed away in 2013, and by her sister, Marion Burkey.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on THURSDAY (8/28) at the funeral home where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m.

Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Pauline will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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Ann Dama, 97
[Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m., SUNDAY, 8/24, at Kinnick Funeral Homein Youngstown.]

NAPLES, FLA. - Ann Dama, 97, formerly of Youngstown’s west side, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 18, 2014, at Avow Hospice in Naples following a long and blessed life.

Ann was born June 15, 1917 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late George and Pauline Chrapan Shulay, and lived in the area until moving to Florida in 2008.

She was a homemaker and also worked for a time at the Ravenna Arsenal, at the Moyers Pants Factory, and was the secretary for her husband, Corry A. Dama, who served as Youngstown’s 4th Ward Councilman during the 1960s.

An active woman, Ann also served as president and financial secretary of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and served as auditor for Okres Maria E. Grega, District No. 2 of the FCSLA for many years. Ann was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Ann, No. 1875.

She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown.

Mrs. Dama enjoyed being a homemaker, baking and cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters and great-grandsons, who were a very important part of her life.

Her husband, Corry A. Dama, whom she married Oct. 5, 1940, passed away, June 18, 1993.

Ann leaves a daughter, Charlotte (Jeffery) Thompson of Naples, with whom she made her home; three granddaughters, Julie (Matt) Roussel of Wisconsin, Deanna Kisor of North Carolina, and Carla (Todd) Gleydura of Austintown; four great-grandsons, Alex and Nicholas Roussel, and Jacob and Lucas Gleydura; and a sister, Ruth Blank of Massillon.

Besides her husband, a daughter, Patricia Dama; two brothers, John and George Shulay; and two sisters, Pauline Skruck and Mary Antal, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on SUNDAY (8/24) at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on MONDAY (8/25) at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 613 N. Lakeview Avenue on Youngstown’s west side.
                                
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL., 34105.

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Elizabeth T. Rogenski, 84
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., SUNDAY, 8/24, at Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Elizabeth Theresa Rogenski, 84, of the city’s west side, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, 2014, at Humility House in Austintown.

Betty was born April 4, 1930, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Belanye Zahorsky, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1948 graduate of Chaney High School, worked as a bookkeeper many years for C.E. Taylor, Regis Hack, and retired from Twin Tronics, Inc.

Mrs. Rogenski was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown. She was also a member of the Sokol Lodge and the Jednota.

Betty enjoyed phone conversations with friends, watching TV’s “Cash Explosion” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Most of all, she was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed her time in the kitchen, baking and cooking. She was especially renowned for her kolachi and clothespin cookies.

Betty was a very generous person, always insisting on giving visitors something to eat and drink when they dropped by. She always looked out for others before herself, and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves her caretaker and sister-in-law, Virginia (Ronald) Taffaria; a sister-in-law, Bertha Zahorsky; two brothers-in-law, Martin (Barbara) Rogenski and Samuel Carissimi; seven nieces Sherry (Mike) Zeigler, Debbie (John) McKee, Kathy Schneider, Sheri (Joe) Baroni, Debbie (Mike) Skorich, Jodie (Mike) Hanna, Sandra (Stephen) Bialik; two nephews, Ron Taffaria and Sam Carissimi; many loving great-nieces and great-nephews; and many loving great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

Her husband, Benjamin J. “Bennie” Rogenski, whom she married May 10, 1952, passed away April 12, 2004.  A sister, Mrs. Mary Louise “Connie” Paulin; a brother, Michael Zahorsky; a sister-in-law, Bridget Carissimi; and brothers-in-law, Howard Paulin and Raymond Rogenski, also preceded her in death.

Family and friends may call on SUNDAY (8/24) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd. Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin on MONDAY (8/25) at 1 p.m. at the funeral home and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus, 613 N. Lakeview Ave., Youngstown.

Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Betty’s family thanks the staff and aides at Humility House and Hospice of the Valley, for the kindness shown and loving care given to Betty during her illness.

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Carolyn Maresky, 94
[Calling hours from 9 to 10 a.m., TUESDAY, 8/26, at St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown.]

BOARDMAN - Carolyn Maresky, 94, formerly of Lockwood Boulevard, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2014, at her home at Commons at Greenbriar, after a long and fulfilling life.

Carolyn was born Aug. 29, 1919, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Raymond and Frances Butz Maresky, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was the vice-president for many years of Benjamin Agler Insurance Agency, and was a Chartered Life Underwriter.

Carolyn was a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown, and was a member of the PLAV Post No. 87 Ladies’ Auxiliary, where she held numerous offices and titles. She enjoyed traveling extensively through Europe, and was especially proud of her audience with Pope John Paul II.

Carolyn is survived by several distant cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Cecile.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m., TUESDAY, Aug. 26, at St. Stanislaus Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Carolyn’s name to St. Stanislaus Church, 430 Williamson Ave., Youngstown, OH  44507; or to Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley, 6505 Market St., Boardman, OH  44512.

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Edwin H. “Punch” Wheland, 89
[No calling hours or services.]

YOUNGSTOWN - Edwin H. “Punch” Wheland, 89, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.

Edwin was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of the late Edwin L. and Helen Bowers Wheland, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Wheland attended East High School before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps in Moscow, Idaho, and later became a partner locally in the Shur-Wey Construction Company. Punch was also a supervisor with Isaly’s Dairy Company, and he was a salesman for Servi-Clean Industries. He retired in 1989.

He married Helen Andres on Sept. 4, 1944, and they enjoyed nearly 70 happy years of marriage together.

Punch was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time in the AMA Golf League. He was also a marshal at the Avalon Lakes Golf Club, and was a volunteer at the many LPGA tournaments held at the club.

Punch leaves his beloved wife, Helen; his son, Edwin (Gidget) Wheland of North Carolina; his daughter, Amy (John Jr.) Klacik of Oxford; nine grandchildren, Ed, Josh, Mary, Emile (Andy), Shawn, Matt, Abigail, Hannah, and John III; a brother, Harry “Wick” (Georgeann) Wheland of Youngstown; a sister, Sandy Nalepa of Canfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Ronald and William Wheland, and a sister, Marjorie Franklin, are  deceased.

Per Punch’s wishes, there will be no services or calling hours.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Punch’s name to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

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David Kovach, 52
[Calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., MONDAY, 8/18, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel in Girard.]

GIRARD - David Kovach, 52, passed away early Friday morning, August 15, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a brief illness.

David was born Dec. 30, 1961, in Youngstown, a son of the late Charles and Mary Walsh Kovach, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1980 graduate of Girard High School and worked as a maintenance man for over 10 years at St. Rose School.

David was a member of St. Rose Church and he greatly enjoyed working for the church and the school.

He leaves a brother, Charles Kovach of Carnegie, Pa.; a nephew, Charles Kovach Jr. of Carnegie; and a niece, Kristen Kovach of Carnegie.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on MONDAY, Aug. 18, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on TUESDAY (8/19) at the funeral home, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 48 E. Main St., Girard.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

David’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Rose School in his memory.

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William E. “Big Boppa” Stephens, 74
[Calling hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m., SUNDAY, 8/17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel in Girard.]

GIRARD - William E. Stephens, 74, passed away early Thursday morning, August 14, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

William, who was also known to many as “Big Boppa,” was born April 4, 1940, in Barnesboro, Pa., a son of the late William and Stella Ambrovich Stephens, and came to this area as a child with his family.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, and worked as a mechanic at Youngstown Buick, retiring in 1989.

Big Boppa was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he enjoyed NASCAR races and photography.

Mr. Stephens leaves his wife, Marilyn Williams Stephens, whom he married Dec. 1, 1962; five sons, William (Dawn) Stephens of Girard, Robert Stephens of Liberty Township, Joseph Stephens of Girard, James (Christina) Stephens of Girard, and Paul (Jennifer) Stephens of Girard; a daughter, Catherine (Rudy) Franken of Austintown; 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Keith, Randy, Dylan, Melanie, Noah, Paul, Alexandra, Leeanna, and Jack; and his dog, Big Ben.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on SUNDAY, Aug. 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, McClurkin Memorial Chapel, 222 S. State St., Girard, where funeral services will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Bill’s family thanks the staff of Hospice of the Valley, the staff of the Hope Center in Howland, and the staff at CMICU at St. Elizabeth Health Center, for the kindness shown and care given to Bill and his family. Also, Bill’s family sends very special thanks to Dr. Mita Raheja for all of her help and support during this difficult time.

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