Obituaries

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Ray L. Butcher 1938-2017

WARREN — Ray L. Butcher, 79, of Warren, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Youngstown. He was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Clarksburg, W.Va., and had lived in Ohio since 1966. A 1956 graduate of Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg, Ray retired ...

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Joseph L. Chambers 1945-2017

WARREN — Joseph L. Chambers, 71, of Warren, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. He was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Mineral Ridge, the son of Lee and Ermajean Hess Chambers. He lived most of his life in Mineral Ridge and worked as a truck driver. Survivors include his daughters, Michele Odom ...

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Juanita Shaffer Brown 1960-2017

MERCED, Calif. — Juanita Shaffer Brown, 56, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Juanita was born Nov. 10, 1960, to Carl and Kathryn “Betty” Brickley Shaffer of Niles. She grew up in the Niles area and graduated from Howland High School and Gordon D. James Career ...

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Kenneth R. Flight 1957-2017

WARREN — Kenneth Ray Flight, 60, of Warren, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born Aug. 23, 1957, in Warren, a son of James A. and Wilma Davis Flight. Ken was a 1975 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He held various jobs ...

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Robert J. Bonanno 1935-2017

NILES — Robert J. Bonanno, 82, of Niles, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Autumn Hills Care Center. He was born July 14, 1935, in Warren, the son of Paul V. and Mary Mark Bonanno. Bob was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles. He retired from Packard Electric after 30 years of service ...

Jean Van Huffel 1936-2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jean Van Huffel, 81, entered eternal life Monday, Nov. 9, 2017. She was born Sept. 22, 1936, in South Bend, Ind., to the late James Cummings and Ella Parent. She married Phillip Van Huffel on May 7, 1955. During a long career as wife, homemaker and social ...

Juana A. Zahoransky 1934-2017

FARMDALE — Juana A. Zahoransky, 83 years young, of Farmdale, went to Heaven on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber in Columbus. She was born May 18, 1934, to the late Silvestre and Ruth Alonzo Aguayo. Juana was a graduate of John Hay High School. Juana was a die-hard ...

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Jason M. Yarris 1983-2017

WARREN — Jason Mark Yarris, 34, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at his residence. A cause of death is pending. He was born July 28, 1983, in Cleveland, the son of Donna Yarris. He is survived by his mother; his sister, Tina; and his grandparents, William Yarris and Jeanne Guzzo. ...

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Edward M. Bolyard 1942-2017

KINSMAN — Edward M. Bolyard, 75, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Cortland Health Care Center. He was born March 6, 1942, in Grafton, W.Va., the son of Esther Bolyard. He worked at Republic Steel for 44 years. He is survived by his wife, Wendi L. Dodd Bolyard of Kinsman; sons, Jason ...

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Yvonne Foos 1936-2017

WARREN —Yvonne “Janine” Foos, 80, of Warren, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, surrounded by her family at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Coalton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Esta M. Woods Richardson. On Aug. 21, 1956, Janine ...

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Daniel M. Cico 1948-2017

MIDDLEFIELD — Daniel M. Cico, 69, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at UH-Geauga Medical Center. He was born July 30, 1948, to Daniel and Phyllis Elser Cico. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany. He was employed at General Electric and owned Simply Connect, a ...

Services

ELVERA AYERSMAN, 75, Vernon. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Thursday, First Church of God, Newton Falls. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, church. BURIAL: Lutheran Cemetery. VIVIAN L. BRYANT, 69, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Pineview Memorial Park, Warren. SHARON K. CANZONETTA, 61, ...

Services

ELVERA AYERSMAN, 75, Vernon. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Thursday, First Church of God, Newton Falls. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, church. BURIAL: Lutheran Cemetery. VIVIAN L. BRYANT, 69, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Pineview Memorial Park, Warren. HILDA T. CAMPBELL, 85, ...

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Lester G. Barshney 1957-2017

WARREN — Lester G. Barshney, 60, a resident of Signature Healthcare of Warren, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born March 15, 1957, in Warren, a son of Lawrence and Lillian Allbaugh Barshney. Lester worked for the Trumbull Cement Products Co. in ...

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Robert J. Elder 1940-2017

WARREN — Robert J. “Bob” Elder, 77, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Coraopolis, Pa., the son of the late Robert and Gizella Elder. He was a 1958 graduate of Coraopolis High School. Bob retired after 33 years’ employment in the ...

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Margaret Violi 1926-2017

NORTH BLOOMFIELD — Margaret Geltako Violi, 91, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Burton Healthcare Residence. She was born Oct. 27, 1926, to the late John and Helen Bucsko Gelatko. She was employed as a daycare teacher. She is survived by children, Carolyn Violi, Dominic Violi, John ...

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Hilda T. Campbell 1932-2017

LECANTO, Fla. — Hilda Theresia Campbell, 85, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, Fla. She was born Hilda Theresia Minarik in Vienna, Austria, May 18, 1932. She lived through the Vienna occupation before meeting and ...

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John J. Jones Jr. 1922-2017

STOW — John J. Jones Jr., 95, formerly of Girard, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Altercare in Stow. John was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Canton, the son of John J. and Marie Smail Jones Sr. John graduated at age 16 from Girard High School. He attended Youngstown State University and ...

Melvin E. Miller 1934-2017

WEST FARMINGTON — Melvin E. Miller, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at UH-Geauga Medical Center. He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Middlefield, the son of Eli J. and Emma Shetler Miller. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He is survived by children, Cynthia Ann Byler of ...

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Lemuel T. Reed Jr. 1931-2017

NEWTON FALLS — Lemuel Turner Reed Jr., 86, of Newton Falls, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Lemuel was born March 15, 1931, in Bridgeport, W.Va., the son of Lemuel Turner and Canna Newlon Reed Sr. He has lived in Newton Falls for the past 12 ...