Obituaries

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Henry F. Fox Jr.

NILES — Henry F. Fox Jr., 87, of Niles, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles. He was born July 24, 1929, in Warren, the son of the late Henry Fox Sr. and Dorothy Payne Fox. Henry worked for both Warren City Schools and Wean United, where he retired as a ...

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Roy J. Overmier 1941-2017

BRISTOLVILLE — Roy J. Overmier, 75, of Bristolville, made his way to heaven on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones at home. He was born Sept. 8, 1941, in Mecca, the son of the late Melvin and Flossie (Lenney) Overmier. On Nov. 13, 1964, Roy married the former Linda ...

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John J. Prox

WARREN — John Joseph Prox, 87, of Warren, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born May 6, 1929, in Perryopolis, Pa., a son of the late Stephen J. and the late Justine Shimko Prox. On Nov. 3, 1979, he married Doris Wagner, and they spent 13 years together, ...

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Ruth V. Vanasdale

NEWTON FALLS — Ruth V. Stroup Vanasdale, 91, of Newton Falls, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at her home. Born June 15, 1925, in Youngstown, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna Moreman Stroup. Ruth was a sales clerk at Isaly’s in Youngstown and Almart in Boardman. She enjoyed ...

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Phillip G. Myers

CORTLAND — Phillip G. Myers, 92, of Cortland, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at his home. He was born July 22, 1924, in Kodol, W.Va. He worked most of his life at Van Huffel Tube, retiring in 1987. He loved camping in his motor home with his late wife, Doris, and their ...

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Elaine M. Mazur

POLAND — Elaine Mary Ellen Geoghan Mazur, 87, died Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2017, at Hospice House. Elaine was born June 3, 1929, in Detroit, the daughter of James R. and Arlene Lynch Geoghan. She was a graduate of St. Gregory High School and earned a Bachelor of Education degree from ...

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Norma J. Slyk

WARREN — Norma J. Slyk, 86, of Warren, entered into eternal life 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born May 15, 1930, in Butler, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles H. and Lorna V. Miller Kennedy. Norma ...

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Bessie L. Jenkins

MINERAL RIDGE — Evangelist Bessie L. Hurd Folmar Jenkins, 96, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Vista at the Ridge. She was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Honoraville, Ala., the daughter of James and Mary Ann Brunner Hurd. She was most recently employed at Hills Department Store and was a member of ...

Deborah R. Willoughby

WARREN — Deborah R. Willoughby, 61, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at her home. She was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Montgomery, W.Va., to Sylvester and Lucille Steed Andrews. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Olin Willoughby; two sons, Olin Willoughby of Girard and Jordan ...

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Roger L. Coe Sr.

BAZETTA — Roger Lee Coe Sr., 94, a devoted husband and father, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017. Roger was born Feb. 7, 1923, on the family farm, to the late Roger and Inez Coe, and was a lifelong Bazetta resident. Roger attended the Cortland School and ...

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Roger L. Samuelson

CHAMPION — Roger L. Samuelson, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic from complications from pneumonia. He was born April 29, 1937, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Wesley and Evalyn Samuelson. He was a 1955 graduate of Champion High School. He retired ...

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Alfred L. Kennedy

WARREN — Alfred L. Kennedy, 52, of Warren, died Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017, at his home. He was born May 24, 1964, in Warren, the son of Dorothy Mathews Kennedy and had been a lifelong area resident. Alfred had worked for Carmen’s Pizza shop for many years. He enjoyed rock ’n’ ...

Robert J. Bennett

NILES — Robert J. Bennett, 63, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Season’s Nursing and Rehabilitation in Stow. He was born June 29, 1953, in Windham, a son of Kenneth R. Sr. and Ina L. Butcher Bennett. He is survived by his siblings, Kenneth R. Bennett Jr. and David W. Bennett, both of ...

Services

KATHRYN A. BLAKELY, 74, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) Warren. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, church and 1298 North Road, Warren. BURIAL: Oakwood Cemetery. JOSEPH P. CORRADI, 73, Jefferson, Ga. SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Our ...

Services pending

AGNES R. GRZEJKA, 89, of Hubbard, died Wednesday at home. (Lane, Madasz Chapel) TASHA L. LEASOCK, 28, of Warren, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. (Staton-Borowski)

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Margaret G. Ratini

BRISTOL — Margaret G. Ratini, 85, of Bristolville, passed on Monday, March 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born June 29, 1931, in Warren, the daughter of Rudolph and Julia Trenk Wiczen. Margaret was a 1949 graduate of Newton Falls High School. For 54 years, Margaret was a ...

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Lois J. Clawges

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — Lois J. Clawges, 93, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at her home in Sierra Vista, Ariz., following a sudden illness. Lois was born Sept. 26, 1923, in St. Petersburg, Pa., the daughter of Llewellyn Dickey and Dorothy Hopper. Lois worked for the Warren City ...

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Jennie E. Stevans

ELK GROVE, Calif. — Jennie Eugenia Badin Stevans passed peacefully from this world to her long-awaited Heavenly Father’s home on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, two weeks before her 99th birthday. Jennie was born March 10, 1918, in Warren. Jennie and her late husband, Pastor Joe Stevans, were ...

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Nancy L. Waugaman

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Nancy Lou Waugaman, 70, of Buckwalter Road, New Wilmington, Pa., Shenango Township, Mercer County, died as a result of a fire at her residence on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born Oct. 5, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., to the late William Thomas and Virginia Cleo Smith Lease, ...

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Barth J. Gervelis

KINSMAN — Barth Joseph Gervelis, 67, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1949, in Warren, a son of Emily E. Chapko and Stanley Joseph Gervelis. Barth was a 1967 graduate of Joseph Badger High School and a graduate of Youngstown State University. He served in ...