Obituaries

Herman R. Gelbke 1921-2017

VIENNA — Herman R. Gelbke, 96, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born in 1921 in Fowler. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. There will be no services. Burial will be in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna. Arrangements are by ...

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Louis F. Paltza 1922-2017

TROY TOWNSHIP — Louis F. Paltza Jr. 94, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon. He was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Cleveland, the son of Louis F. and Priscilla Radovitz Paltza. Louis was an infantryman in the Army Rangers during World War II, and ...

Services

RONALD P. BICH, 75, Brookfield. SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield. CALLING HOURS: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, funeral home. INTERMENT: St. John’s Orthodox Church Cemetery, Hermitage, Pa. RALPH B. CHUEY, 87, Girard. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Blackstone Funeral ...

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Eleanor M. Barnum 1919-2017

HOWLAND — Eleanor M. Barnum, 98, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at Burbank Parke Care Center in Burbank, Ohio. Eleanor was born July 14, 1919, in Mineral Ridge, to William and Marie Bowen Young. She graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1937. On Aug. 28, 1940, she was united ...

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Nicholas Kraynek 1934-2017

WARREN — Nicholas Kraynek, 83, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Nicholas was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Monessen, Pa., to the late Stephan and Mariah Kraynek. He and his family relocated to Warren in 1963. Nicholas worked for General Motors in Lordstown as an ...

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Barbara E. Natale 1945-2017

WARREN — Barbara E. “Barb” Natale, 71, of Warren, passed away Sunday morning, June 18, 2017, with her loving family by her side. She was born July 23, 1945, in Warren, the daughter of Joseph and Ann Susko Grgurich and was a lifelong area resident. Barb will be sadly missed but always ...

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Caroline M. Matthews 1923-2017

CORTLAND — Caroline M. Matthews, 93, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, surrounded by her family at the home she shared with her daughter and granddaughter, in Diamond. Caroline was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Spangler, Pa., to Joseph and Irene Staffen Habosky. On June 3, 1946, she was ...

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Bethany L. Root 1983-2017

ATCHISON, Kan. — Bethany Lynn Root, 34, of Atchison, Kan., passed away in a plane crash Sunday, July 16, 2017. Bethany was born April 8, 1983, in Warren. A graduate of Maplewood High School and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, she was a brilliant student and was ...

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Jessie A. Glover 1919-2017

WARREN — Jessie A. Glover, 97, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at her residence. Jessie was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Alvy, W.Va., the daughter of Mahlon and Mary Alice Baker. During World War II, Jessie was a women’s ordinance worker, making ammunitions for the U.S. war effort at Martin ...

Service pending

LOUIS F. PALTZA JR., 94, of Troy Township, died Wednesday at Geauga Medical Center, Chardon. (Staton-Borowski)

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Ronald P. Bich 1942-2017

BROOKFIELD — Ronald P. Bich, 75, of Brookfield, entered eternal rest during the early morning hours Wednesday, July 19, 2017, while under the care of The Grove of Greenville, following an extended illness. Ron was born Feb. 4, 1942, in Sharon, Pa., a son to Freda Marie Klein Bich. Self ...

John McCullough 1951-2017

SHARON, Pa. — John “Freddie” McCullough, 66, of Sharon, Pa., and formerly of West Middlesex, Pa., passed away Tuesday night, July 18, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born March 31, 1951, in New Castle, Pa., to Harold and Julia Ediburn McCullough. He had been ...

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Kathleen S. Hoerig 1942-2017

MILTON — Kathleen Stephanie Hoerig, 75, of Milton Township, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Hospice House of Poland; she died of natural causes. Kathleen was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Warren, the daughter of the late John and Stefana Gligoroff Uhrin. She lived in Milton ...

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Sharon A. Surak 1950-2017

HUBBARD — Sharon A. Surak, 66, of Hubbard, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at her residence. She was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Baltimore, the daughter of Daniel and Lelia Spangler Huber. Sharon was a 1968 graduate of Kenwood High School, was employed as a coder for many physicians in the ...

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Donald J. Baier 1927-2017

HOWLAND — Donald J. Baier, 89, of Howland, and formerly of Dearborn, Mich., died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at home. He was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Detroit, the son of August and Dora Gregoire Baier, and had lived in Ohio for the past 3 1/2 years, coming from Michigan. A Korean War Marine, ...

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Theodore B. Davis 1944-2017

BRACEVILLE — Theodore Blaine Davis, 72, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at Vista Care Center in Mineral Ridge. He was born July 27, 1944, in Doddridge County, W.Va., the son of the late Russell and Helen Gum Davis. He was an environmental engineer with the Ohio EPA. He is survived by his ...

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Robert R. Cartwright 1950-2017

MCDONALD — Robert Russell Cartwright, 67, died Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born April 1, 1950, in Youngstown, a son of Russell and Jean Seitz Cartwright. He was a former member of St. Rose Parish in Girard and was a military policeman in the Army Reserve. He was an art dealer for Oh My ...

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Caroline M. Matthews 1923-2017

CORTLAND — Caroline M. Matthews, 93, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, surrounded by her family at the home she shared with her daughter and granddaughter, in Diamond. Caroline was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Spangler, Pa., to Joseph and Irene Staffen Habosky. On June 3, 1946, she was ...

Michael J. Daroski 1959-2017

LIBERTY — Michael J. Daroski, 58, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 15, 2017, following an apparent heart attack while doing what he loved, fishing on Lake Erie. Michael was born July 6, 1959, in Youngstown, a son of the late Richard and Linda Speicher Daroski, and was a ...

Services

RONALD L. ANKNEY, 74, Girard. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday, Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, Youngstown. ELLEN L. AHLBORN, 79, Kinsman. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, Painesville. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. RALPH B. CHUEY, 87, Girard. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, ...