Obituaries

James R. Witt Sr. 1950-2019

WARREN — James R. Witt Sr., 68, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at his residence. He was born Nov. 25, 1950, in Warren, the son of William and JoAnn Baldwin Witt. He was retired from Larry’s Truck Electric and attended the First Community Church in Leavittsburg. He was a U.S. Navy ...

Thomas A. Wilson 1990-2019

NEWTON FALLS — Thomas Alan Wilson, 28, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Newton Falls. A cause is pending. He was born Sept. 24, 1990, in Warren, the son of Thomas Edward Wilson and Leslie A. Wilson. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He was self-employed as an IT technician and ...

Services

THOMAS M. CALDERONE, 94, Niles. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. NANCY E. CARRICO, 78, Leavittsburg. SERVICES: noon Friday, Grace Baptist Church, Champion. CALLING HOURS: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, church. RAEANN DeCECCO, 71, Austintown. SERVICES: ...

Nancy E. Carrico 1941-2019

LEAVITTSBURG — Nancy Ellen Carrico, age 78, of Leavittsburg, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital of natural causes. Nancy was born Oct. 17, 1941, in Jackson Township, the daughter of the late Irvin Leroy and Lydia Ellen ...

James R. Mallory Jr. 1973-2019

MADISON, Tenn. — James “Jimmy” Ray Mallory Jr., 45, of 323 Forest Road, Madison, Tenn., departed this life at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was born Aug. 1, 1973, in Warren, the son of James Ray and Vera A. ...

James M. Harman Sr. 1928-2019

CORTLAND — James M. Harman Sr., 91, of Cortland, died Saturday evening, July 13, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. He was born March 12, 1928, in Leechburg, Pa., a son of George and Velma Fox Harman. He had worked in the maintenance department for General Refractories in ...

Patrick J. McClurkin 1966-2019

GIRARD — Patrick J. McClurkin, 53, of Girard, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1966, in Youngstown, the son of Thomas J. and Joan K. McNamara McClurkin. A lifelong area resident, Pat enjoyed traveling, live music concerts and gardening. He was a ...

Mary Jo Krekus 1957-2019

STREETSBORO — Mary Jo Krekus, 62, passed away peacefully at 2:58 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, following a lengthly illness. She was born May 25, 1957, in Cleveland, a daughter of Charles A. and Ruth Rose Vavrik Krekus Jr. Mary Jo was of the ...

Joanne C. Gargas 1934-2019

BLOOMFIELD — Joanne Crawford Gargas, 85, affectionately known as “Mama Jo,” of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, July, 14, 2019, at O’Brien Memorial Healthcare Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Somerset, Pa., to the late Wallace and Sara Lentz Crawford. Her life in Somerset and ...

Margaret J. Ellis 1928-2019

WARREN — Margaret J. Ellis, 91, of Warren, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family, Sunday morning, July 14, 2019, at her residence. She was born June 27, 1928, in Warren, a daughter of Frank and Helen Moritz Reszegi. Margaret was a 1946 ...

Thomas M. Calderone 1925-2019

NILES — Thomas M. “Tex” Calderone, 94, of Niles, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Assumption Village Nursing Home in North Lima. He was born Jan. 3, 1925, in Niles, the son of Thomas and Anna DeSantis Calderone. Thomas was a 1943 graduate of Niles McKinley High ...

Lucas S. Cox 2019

WARREN — Lucas Samuel Cox, newborn, died of prematurity and kidney failure, Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, at Cleveland Clinic-Akron General Hospital in Akron. He was born Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Akron, the son of Michael John and Kayla Marie Mull Cox. Survivors include his parents ...

Services

RAEANN DeCECCO, 71, Austintown. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Austintown. BETTY JONES, 82, Cortland. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday, Johnston Federated United Methodist Church. CALLING HOURS: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, church. RON JONES, 65, Cortland. SERVICES: 2 ...

Service pending

JOSEPH BAUER, 84, of Hartford, died Sunday at Concord Health Care Center. (Staton-Borowski)

Betty L. Jones 1937-2019

CORTLAND — Betty L. Jones, 82, passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, at Cortland Healthcare. Betty was born May 31, 1937, in Hartford, to the late Alden and Evelyn Sonk Hudson. She was a graduate of Hartford High School. Betty loved to garden, so much so she found her dream job at ...

Gerald L. Straw 1955-2019

MIDDLEFIELD — Gerald L. Straw, 63, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Briar Hill Healthcare Residence. He was born Nov. 21, 1955, in Cleveland, the son of Howard and Shirley Springer Straw. He was a supervisor at Speed Selector in Chagrin Falls. Gerald is survived by his wife, Donna ...

Services

RAEANN DeCECCO, 71, Austintown. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Austintown. LEON DODSON, 76, Leavittsburg. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. DAVID A. ELI, 91, Clarksburg, W.Va. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Monday, Ford Funeral Home, ...

Services pending

CAROLE J. CATLIN, 101, of Howland, died Sunday at her home. (Staton-Borowski) MARGARET J. ELLIS, 91, of Warren, died Sunday at her home. (Carl W. Hall) JAMES N. HARMAN SR., 91, of Cortland, died Saturday at Shepherd of the Valley, Howland. (Staton-Borowski) LARRY G. MAHER SR., 72, of ...

Paul E. Stewart 1924-2019

SHARON, Pa. — Paul E. Stewart, 95, of Sharon, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, at Sharon Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 1, 1924, in Sharpsville, Pa., the son of James and Mildred Zedaker Stewart and was a graduate of Sharon High School, Class ...

Joseph J. Sinkovich Jr. 1946-2019

AUSTINTOWN — Joseph John Sinkovich Jr., age 73, passed into heaven at 10:18 pm. Friday, July 5, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer and in the loving arms of his family. He was born May 7, 1946, in Youngstown, to Joseph John Sinkovich Sr. and Stella Lisowski Sinkovich ...