Obituaries

Gerald T. Roper 1936-2018

WARREN — Gerald Thomas Roper, 81, of Warren, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at University Hospital of Cleveland. He was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Lothair, Ky., a son of the late Robert L. and Edna Newberry Roper. He married the former Elaine Ostrander on Sept. 21, 1957. They ...

Services

Champion. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, funeral home. GEORGE BUMBU, 83, Florida. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, Warren. ROBERT A. CHESTER, 85, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, ...

Steven A. Smithberger 1976-2018

WINDHAM — Steven A. “Steve” Smithberger, 42, of Windham, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. He was born May 8, 1976, in Warren, to Raymond and Virginia Lyons Smithberger. Steve married the love of his life, Samantha Binegar Smithberger, on Aug. 11, 2007. He enjoyed riding his ...

George T. Bumbu

FLORIDA — George T. Bumbu, 83, of Florida, passed away in the arms of the Lord, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. His optimism, generosity, kind-heartedness, humor and life stories will be greatly missed. He was an alumnus of Kent State University and the Ford Dealer School in Dearborn, ...

Rochelle Davidson 1936-2018

VIENNA — Rochelle “Rocky” Davidson, 82, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Signature Health Care. She was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Warren, the daughter of the late Albert E. and Catherine Vitello Martini. She was a 1954 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She retired in 1994 ...

David L. Bell 1984-2018

MASURY — David Lee “Chop” Bell, 34, of Masury, unexpectedly found peace on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, while at home. David was born March 1, 1984, in Warren, a son to David L. and Trish Roth Bell. He graduated in 2002 from Brookfield High School and studied the building trades while ...

Larry Palm 1949-2018

WARREN — Larry Palm, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Larry was born March 6, 1949, in Warren, a son of Raymond Russell Palm and Betty Lou Phillips Palm Keeley. Larry is survived by his children, Michael L. Palm of Italy, Shannon Ferraton of Niles, ...

Donna M. Szanny 1953-2018

GADSDEN, Ala. — Mrs. Donna Marie Szanny, 65, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. She was born June 23, 1953, in Warren, a daughter of Michael Frederick and Geneva Bora Frederick, and moved to Gadsden in 1995. Mrs. Szanny was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, which she adored. ...

Services

SANDRA A. BETKER, 76, Champion. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, funeral home. ROBERT A. CHESTER, 85, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Howland United Methodist Church. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, church. ROLAND D. ...

Randall S. Gregory 1960-2018

WARREN — Randall Scott “Randy” Gregory, 57, of Warren, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the emergency room at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 22, 1960, in Warren, the son of John P. and Betty J. Gregory. He had been employed as a truck driver ...

Robert L. Medallis 1927-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Robert “Bob” L. Medallis, 91, of Newton Falls, passed on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his residence. He was a 15-year cancer survivor. Bob was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Newton Falls, the son of Huston and Marie Fayga Medallis. A lifetime area resident, he was a 1945 ...

Robin D. Rucker 1962-2018

WARREN — Robin Diane Rucker, 56, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic, following an extended illness. She was born March 8, 1962, in Warren, the daughter of Carlease and Dean Alice Montaque Rucker Sr. She had retired as a customer service representative with MCI and as ...

Carl L. James 1937-2018

NILES — Carl Leroy James, 80, of Niles, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Carl was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Warren, a son of the late Edward R. and Clara S. Little James and was a lifelong area resident. Carl had worked as a janitor for the ...

Leonard B. Holloway Jr. 1940-2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Leonard B. Holloway Jr., 77, formerly of Niles, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz., after a short illness. He was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Warren, the son of Leonard B. and Jane L. Woodcock Holloway Sr. Leonard was a 1958 graduate of Niles McKinley High ...

Janice Bryant 1944-2018

NILES — Janice Bryant, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1944, in Warren, the daughter of Jesse and Thelma Johnson Bryant. She retired from Packard Electric and had attended Full Covenant Tabernacle. Survivors include her sisters, ...

Edward Buynacek 1934-2018

NELLYSFORD, Va. — Edward “Ed” Buynacek, 84, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Newton Falls, to the late Andrew and Anna Buynacek. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1957 and master’s ...

Jeffery A. Tarleton 1963-2018

WARREN — Jeffery “Jeff” A. Tarleton, 55, of Warren, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1963, in Warren, a son of the late Paul A. Tarleton Sr. and Carol J. Lenhart Tarleton. Jeff was a graduate of Warren Western Reserve High ...

Alice A. Kalas 1926-2018

GUSTAVUS — Alice A. Kalas, 92, of Gustavus, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Windsor House at Champion. She was born July 29, 1926, in Kinsman, a daughter of Ellen Fedelia Fobes and Lloyd Charles Barry. A lifetime area resident, Mrs. Kalas was a 1944 graduate of Gustavus High School. She ...

Services

SANDRA A. BETKER, 76, Champion. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, funeral home. ERIC M. CAMPANA, 26, Warren. SERVICES: 3 p.m. Thursday, Staton Borowski Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. ROBERT A. ...

Conner B. Syersak 1995-2018

HUBBARD — Conner Brian Syersak, 23, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 15, 2018, at Lake West Medical Center in Mentor, after collapsing during a volleyball match. Conner was born May 22, 1995, in Warren. He was a 2013 graduate of Hubbard High School, and a 2015 graduate of the Erie ...