Obituaries

Stephen A. Albanese 1943-2018

HOWLAND — Stephen Anthony Albanese, 74, of Howland, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at home. Steve was born Sept. 29, 1943, in North Jackson, a son of the late Alvena and Anthony Albanese. He worked at Packard Electric for 27 years. Steve was in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He enjoyed ...

Gary L. Johnson 1946-2018

WARREN — Gary L. Johnson, 72, of Warren, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Hospice House in Poland. He was born March 25, 1946, in Warren, the son of Chester and Victoria Clay Johnson, and had lived in the area all his life. Gary attended Niles McKinley High School and ...

Samuel J. DeCapito 1974-2018

WARREN — Samuel J. DeCapito, 43, of Warren, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, April 23, 2018, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1974, in Warren, the son of Samuel and Sandra Dunbar DeCapito. Sam was a 1993 graduate of Champion High School. He was employed doing factory work ...

Shirley M. Kurek 1953-2018

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Shirley Mae Tolson Kurek, 64, of Jacksonville, N.C., went with the angels to be with our Savior on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Greenville, N.C. Shirley was born June 29, 1953, in Mineral Ridge, to Wilbur and Charlotte Tolson. She went to school in Mineral Ridge and ...

Frank J. Yochman 1956-2018

MILTON TOWNSHIP — Frank J. Yochman, 62, of Milton Township, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, from an accident at his residence . Frank was born Feb. 9, 1956, in Warren, the son of Thomas and Mary Valentich Yochman. He was a 1974 graduate of Newton Falls High School and went on graduate ...

Marguerite Lovett 1925-2018

HOWLAND — Marguerite Lovett, 92, of Howland, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Shepherd of the Valley, Howland. Born May 27, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of Carl L. and Edna May Putt Clark, she was a descendant of the Clark(e) family who helped establish Rhode Island in the 1600s. After ...

Virginia Rossi 1925-2018

WARREN — Virginia “Ginny” Rossi, 92, passed, not without panache, on Monday, April 23, 2018. Ginny was born Nov. 30, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of Tom and Edith Porter. She attended and graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1944, then went to work at St. Joseph Riverside ...

Beatrice M. Sheesley 1921-2018

GIRARD — Beatrice M. Sheesley, 96, passed away Tuesday evening, April 24, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. Beatrice was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Porters Falls, W.Va., a daughter of the late Bert and Emma Miller Ruble, and came to the Youngstown area in the late 1940s. Mrs. ...

Esther M. Evans 1937-2018

WARREN — Esther Mae McCoy Evans, 81, of Warren, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was born March 17, 1937, in Baltimore, the daughter of Albert and Florence Reed McCoy. She was employed in environmental services with Trumbull Memorial Hospital and ...

Mario Martini 1921-2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Mario “Marty” Martini, Captain USN, retired, 96, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, of natural causes. He was born June 4, 1921, in Rivisondoli, Italy, a son of Vincenzo Martini and Raffaela Ferrara Martini. Marty is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, ...

Betty P. Piros 1924-2018

CORTLAND — Betty Piros, 94, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Ohio Living at Lake Vista. Betty was born March 16, 1924, in Macks Creek, Mo., to Elmer and Janie Curnutt McClanahan. She was united in marriage to Julius Piros for 49 years until his death in 1993. Betty worked as a ...

Services

ESTHER F. ABBOTT, 71, Leavittsburg. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday, Braceville Township Cemetery. BERNARD BENSON, 85, Southington. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday, James Funeral Home, Newton Falls. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. INTERMENT: Meadowbrook Park Cemetery, Champion. ...

Howard J. Madden 1928-2018

BROOKFIELD — Howard “Bud” J. Madden, 90, of Brookfield, peacefully passed away at 12:10 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, while a patient at O’Brien’s Memorial Health Care Center, Masury, following an extended illness. Howard was born March 12, 1928 in Titusville, Pa., a son to Howard G. ...

William K. Odell 1955-2018

FOWLER —William Kevin Odell, 63, of Fowler, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Edgewater, Md., surrounded by family. Bill was born March 20, 1955, in Warren, to the late James A. and Kathleen D. Odell. Bill graduated from Western Reserve High School in 1973 and proudly served the ...

Rose M. Matela 1934-2018

WARREN — Rose Marie Matela, 83, departed this life Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Warren, a daughter of the late Charles and Rose Spinella Dann, and lived in Warren all of her life. She graduated ...

Betty J. LeLaidier 1932-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Betty J. LeLaidier, 85, entered into eternal rest at her home Monday, April 23, 2018, surrounded by her children, her grandchildren, surviving siblings and nieces. She was born May 10, 1932, in Warren, the daughter of Jesse and Lila Sines Merwin, one of their 10 ...

Brent A. Sipka 1964-2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Brent A. Sipka, 53, passed peacefully away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Mr. Sipka was born Aug. 22, 1964, to George and Harriet Sipka in Warren, but grew up in Newton Falls. After graduating from Newton Falls High School, Brent enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he ...

John T. Higgins 1937-2018

MIDLAND, Mich. — John Thomas Higgins, 81, of Midland, Mich., entered into the arms of our Lord and Savior Saturday, April 21, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was born April 12, 1937, in Youngstown, the son of the late John Thomas and Katherine Ervin Higgins. Jack began his ...

Charles K. Gardner 1927-2018

CORTLAND — Charles Kirkwood Gardner, 90, of Cortland, has gone home with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2018. He was born June 21, 1927, in West Farmington, the son of Earl and Bessie Kirkwood Gardner. Charles worked on a bulk freighter for the U. S. Coast Guard and later earned the ...

Mary E. Glendenning 1938-2018

WARREN — Mary E. Glendenning, 79, a resident of Signature Health Care of Warren, passed away Friday afternoon, April 20, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Elkins, W.Va., a daughter of Harry E. and Mary Lemaster Miller. In her younger years, Mary worked as a ...