Obituaries

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Arnold Dearth

WAUKEE, Iowa — Arnold Dearth, 80, formerly of Warren, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa, after a long fight with cancer. He was born April 26, 1937, in Franklin, Pa., a son of Herald and Anna Mae Dearth. He graduated from Leavittsburg High ...

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Stephen W. Gaydos

WAUKEE, Iowa — Arnold Dearth, 80, formerly of Warren, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa, after a long fight with cancer. He was born April 26, 1937, in Franklin, Pa., a son of Herald and Anna Mae Dearth. He graduated from Leavittsburg High ...

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John P. Wagner

CAMPBELL — John P. Wagner, 46, died Sunday, September 17, 2017. A cause of death is pending. He was born July 14, 1971, in Warren, the son of James C. and Ruth Foster Campbell. He worked in construction. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Wagner of Howland; four children, Kayla, ...

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Elizabeth F. Keys

WARREN — Elizabeth Frances “Libby” Cleveland Keys, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving daughters. Elizabeth was born June 10, 1926, in Lisbon. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Jemescoe Cleveland. Elizabeth married Wilbert Henry Keys in ...

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Matthew D. Blevins

WARREN — Matthew D. Blevins, 37, died Tuesday, Sept. 19 , 2017. Matt was born Sept. 6, 1980, in Warren, the son of Mary K. Blevins. Matt was employed as a supervisor in the manufacturing industry. He is survived by his wife, Christina White Blevins; his mother and stepfather, Mary K. ...

James W. Hanick

NILES — James William Hanick, 83, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Autumn Hills Care Center. He was born March 5, 1934, in Warren. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are being handled by Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC in Niles.

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Joseph C. Downing Jr.

NILES — Joseph C. Downing Jr., 63, of Niles, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at his residence of natural causes. He was born Oct. 27, 1953, in Warren, the son of Joseph C. and Phyllis Jones Downing Sr. A life-long area resident, Joseph was retired from the construction business, where ...

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Betty I. Parrino

MIDDLEFIELD — Betty I. Shaffer Parrino, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Briar Hill Healthcare Residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Wellsburg, W.Va., to Thomas E. and Mary Wright Shaffer. Survivors include her children, Richard Johnson of Sullivan, Linda Bonjack of Burton and ...

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Ellen D. Politzer

TROY TOWNSHIP — Ellen Diane Politzer, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Burton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Ellen was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Cleveland, to Jack and Helen Kirkes. Ellen was a “cowboy mounted shooter” with the Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros, and was a medic ...

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Louis F. Rendes

MINERAL RIDGE — Louis F. Rendes, 71, of Mineral Ridge, died in the evening Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family. Lou was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Olga Such Rendes. He was a 1963 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School. Lou ...

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Jay A. Weichel

CLEMMONS, N.C. — Jay Arthur Weichel, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Clemmons, N.C., with his wife by his side, from a long battle with heart disease. Born Feb. 2, 1932, in Elyria, to the late Leland Weichel and Carol Ann Lewis Weichel, Jay received his Bachelor of Science degree ...

Services

KENNETH H. DAVIS, 75, Girard. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, funeral home. DOROTHY M. DILLEY, 91, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. ...

Service pending

JAMES P. MICHELSON, 74, of Girard, died Friday at Heritage Manor. (Borowski/Oak Meadow)

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Dorothy M. Dilley

WARREN — Dorothy M. Dilley, 91, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born May 16, 1926, in Norfolk, England, a daughter of Frederick John and Alice Maude Ward Gedge. Dorothy spent her adult life as a homemaker, raising and ...

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Ryan Eckroate

WARREN — Ryan Eckroate, age 24, of Warren, died Monday, Sept.18, 2017. He was born Dec. 24, 1992. Ryan had a huge heart and he was the only child of Denise and Edward Eckroate. His career goal was to be an addiction counselor. He fought the battle of drug addiction and had recently ...

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Christy L. Noble

NILES — Christy Lynn Noble, 29, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. A cause of death is pending. She was born Dec. 22, 1987, in Warren. She is survived by three sons, Joey Noble, Jayden Noble and Jaxon Noble; her mother, Kim Noble; her father, Rick Noble; her brothers, Ricky Noble and ...

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Joseph C. Downing Jr.

NILES — Joseph C. Downing Jr., 63, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at his residence of natural causes. He was born Oct. 27, 1953, in Warren, the son of Joseph C. and Phyllis Jones Downing Sr. He was a retired laborer. He is survived by his wife, Bridget J. Steele Downing; two sons, Justin ...

Services

AURORA A. BATTISTA, 79, Warren. SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. James Church, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, church. BURIAL: All Souls Cemetery. ARNOLD L. BURNS, 86, Leavittsburg. SERVICES / CALLING HOURS: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 962 ...

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Michael A. Consoldane

KERN RIVER VALLEY, Calif. — Michael A. Consoldane, 72, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, of cardio-pulmonary failure, following a brief illness. Michael was born April 24, 1945, in Warren, a son of Anthony and Ruth Oberlin Consoldane. A 1963 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, ...

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Kenneth H. Davis

GIRARD — Kenneth H. Davis, 75, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, while playing golf. Mr. Davis was born June 29, 1942, in Youngstown, the son of Harry and Alice Young Davis. He was a painter; starting with Hall Painting in 1962, and was then employed with Harris Painting, retiring in ...