Obituaries

Joseph T. Gabrovsek 1952-2018

ORWELL — Joseph “Smokin Joe” Thomas Gabrovsek, 66, of Orwell, passed unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born May 3, 1952, in Warren, a son of the late Anthony T. and Rosemary Zupec Gabrovsek. On June 25, 2004, he married Pamela J. ...

Sandra K. Perkins 1947-2018

WEST FARMINGTON — Sandra K. Perkins, 71, of West Farmington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, with her family and friends by her side. Sandra was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Warren, the daughter of Edward R. Hites and Ruth Arlene Wildman Hites. She ...

Marjorie E. Duganne 1933-2018

LIBERTY — Marjorie Ellen Duganne, 85, of Liberty, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Marjorie was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Hubbard, the daughter of Charles and Ellen Howke McPheron. Marjorie was a member ...

Services

OSCAR E. ARMSTRONG, 93, Warren Township. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday, chapel at Pine Knoll Cemetery, Warren Township. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. RUTH I. BRZEZINSKI, 81, Newton Falls. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. John Paul II Church. ...

Julia Mroczka 1929-2018

NORTH BLOOMFIELD — Julia Mroczka, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Community Skilled Health Care Centre in Warren. Julia was born Jan.17, 1929, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Boroway. She was a graduate of Cleveland Rhodes High School. She previously ...

Gail R. Longwell 1953-2018

BURGHILL — Gail Rae Longwell, 65, of Burghill, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Masury, the 16th child of Oscar and Della Dignall Swogger. Gail attended Brookfield schools. ...

James L. Masters 1937-2018

CHAMPION — James L. Masters, 80, of Champion, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2018, in the emergency room at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Warren, the son of the late Kenneth and Helyn Fusselman Masters. Jim was a 1956 graduate of Warren ...

Ruth I. Brzezinski 1936-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Ruth Ileen Brzezinski, 81, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at her home, with her loving family by her side. Ruth was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Alma, W.Va., the daughter of the late Danie and Waunita Straight Tennant. She graduated from James A. Garfield High School in ...

Charles F. Gresko 1968-2018

McDONALD — Charles F. “Chuckie” Gresko, 50, of McDonald, entered into eternal rest Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at home, following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 6, 1968, in Youngstown, the son of Charles “Chuck” and Kathryn “Babe” Regich Gresko, and had lived in the area all ...

Willis J. Hovis 1941-2018

WARREN — Willis James Hovis, 77, of Warren, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1941, in Warren, the son of the late Charles C. and Viola Saltzmann Hovis. Willis married Wanda L. Pritt on Dec. 29, 1961. Mr. Hovis was employed as a crane operator at ...

Frank N. Schmidt 1938-2018

CANFIELD — Frank N. Schmidt, 80, of Canfield, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Austinwoods Care Center in Austintown. He was born June 28, 1938, in Pennsylvania, the son of Rose Buck Schmidt. He was employed in construction as a project manager and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. ...

Florence King 1933-2018

CORTLAND — Florence “Flo” Fowler King, 85, departed this world peacefully Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in the care of hospice and surrounded by family, after a courageous battle against multiple myeloma and Alzheimer’s disease. Flo was born Aug. 31, 1933, in Hartford and graduated from ...

Services

OSCAR E. ARMSTRONG, 93, Warren Township. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday, chapel at Pine Knoll Cemetery, Warren Township. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. ROBERT J. ELLIS, 60, Cortland. SERVICES: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Seeking God’s Glory Church, Warren. ...

Service pending

DENISE TURNBULL, 60, of Warren, died Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. (Staton-Borowski)

Thomas E. Boyles 1940-2018

HOWLAND — Thomas E. Boyles, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. He was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Philippi, W.Va., the son of Wayne Wilson and Lena Whitehair Boyles. Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Army He is survived by his five children, Kenneth of ...

Kim I. Uhlin 1957-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Kim I. Uhlin, 60, of Newton Falls, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Nov. 25, 1957, in Warren, the daughter of Joseph and Gloria Ballas Uhlin. She was a graduate of Newton Falls High School. Kim was a member of the former St. ...

James A. Cummings Sr. 1944-2018

YOUNGSTOWN — James Arthur Cummings Sr., 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, of throat cancer. He was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Pitts, Ga., the son of Willie and Lottie Brent Cummings Sr. He was employed with Carter’s Group Home for 22 years as an alcohol and drug counselor, before retiring ...

Joshua Elizabeth Yates 1932-2018

BRISTOLVILLE — Joshua Elizabeth Yates, 86, of Bristolville, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. She was born May 26, 1932, in Niles, the daughter of Charles Theodore Yates and Anna Theresa Mallory. She retired from the US Postal Service. She is survived by a brother, James-Michael F. Yates, ...

Services

OSCAR E. ARMSTRONG, 93, Warren Township. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday, chapel at Pine Knoll Cemetery, Warren Township. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. JANET M. CASEY, 68, Liberty. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home, Hubbard. ...

Services pending

JOSEPH GABROVSEK, 66, of Orwell, died Friday. (Carl W. Hall) CHARLOTTE R. GUINN, 78, of Warren, died Friday at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. (Staton-Borowski) FLORENCE KING, 85, of Cortland, died Sunday. (Lane, Shafer-Winans) JAMES L. MASTERS, 80, of Champion, died Thursday. (Lane, Roberts ...