Obituaries

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Shirley Porter 1931-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Shirley Porter, 85, passed away peacefully from this life , while at her home Sunday evening, July 16, 2017, surrounded by her daughter and grandson. Shirley was born Dec. 8, 1931, to the late Neil and Mildred Erickson and was the second of the 10 Erickson ...

obi Gibson Gerald B

Gerald B. Gibson 1946-2017

NEWTON FALLS — Gerald B. Gibson, 71, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born March 4, 1946, in Grantsville, W.Va., the son of George C. and Elah L. Kerby Gibson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, ...

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Ralph B. Chuey 1930-2017

GIRARD — Ralph B. Chuey, 87, of Girard, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born May 29, 1930, in Youngstown, to Andrew and Mary Bunofsky Chuey. He graduated from Struthers High School in 1948 and ...

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William L. Robinson 1936-2017

BRISTOLVILLE — William “Bill” Lee Robinson, 80, passed away peacefully May 25, 2017, at his residence in Apopka, Fla. Bill was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Bristolville, a son of Lee and Dora Wheeler Robinson. Bill retired from Pro-Tech in Orlando. During his Army military service, he ...

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Richard L. Wolfe 1940-2017

CORTLAND — Richard “Dick” L. Wolfe, 77, formerly of Andover, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at his daughter’s residence. Dick was born April 7, 1940, in West Farmington, a son of the late William M. and Florence Rice Wolfe. A proud veteran of the Marine Corps, he was formerly ...

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Cornell Corsatea Sr. 1920-2017

WARREN — Cornell Corsatea Sr., 97, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born May 21, 1920, in Warren, the son of the late Thomas G. and Magdalena Corsatea. He was a 1939 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He retired in 1985 from Ohio ...

Services

RONALD L. ANKNEY, 74, Girard. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday, Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, Youngstown. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. ELLEN L. AHLBORN, 79, Kinsman. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, Painesville. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and ...

Services pending

NICHOLAS KRAYNEK, 83, of Warren, died Monday. ( Lane, Roberts-Clark) BETHANY ROOT, 34, of Kansas, died Sunday in a plane crash in Atchison, Kan. (Staton-Borowski)

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Ronald L. Ankney

GIRARD — Ronald Lee Ankney, 74, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Ron was born July 18, 1942, in Latrobe, Pa., a son of Curtis Gregg Ankney and Mary Jane Ankney. Ron worked in heating and air conditioning at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital before retiring in 2004. He served four ...

obi Milen William

William Milen 1960-2017

WARREN — William “Ricky” Milen, 57, died of natural causes Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his home. He was born March 20, 1960, in Houston, the son of William D. and Ethel Mae Miller Milen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had worked as a loader technician at Copperweld ...

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Carol L. Cook

NEWTON FALLS — Carol Lee Cook, 69, of Newton Falls, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Vista Care Center in Mineral Ridge. Carol was born Aug. 9, 1947, the daughter of the late John and Lilly Fertig Andriko. She had lived in Newton Falls her entire life. Carol ...

Francis Whetstone 1932-2017

NILES — Francis “Frank” Whetstone, 84, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles. He was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Warren, the son of Francis and Florence Smith Whetstone. He was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by his son, Charles Dennison of Niles; ...

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Janice K. Seletas

MINERAL RIDGE — Janice K. Seletas, 77, formerly of Cortland, passed away late Friday night, July 14, 2017, at Vista Center at the Ridge. She was born April 16, 1940, in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of Carmen and Genevieve DiNello DeSalle. Janice was a 1958 graduate of Beaver Falls High ...

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Samuel H. Huffstetler 1959-2017

SALEM — Samuel H. Huffstetler, 58, formerly of North Benton, went home to the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born May 3, 1959, in Warren, to Gene and Harlene Eckels Huffstetler. He was a comedic, music and movie whiz and an animal lover, who took immense pride in his work at ...

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Arthur W. Davis Jr.

HOWLAND — Arthur W. Davis Jr., 84, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born March 14, 1933, in Warren, the son of the late Arthur Sr. and Helen Booth Davis. Arthur retired from IBEW 573 as an electrician. He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School ...

Ronald M. Lewis

GIRARD — Ronald M. Lewis, 67, passed away late Saturday evening, July 15, 2017, at Hospice House with his family by his side. Ronald was born May 31,1950, in Mineral Ridge, a son of Merle and Joann Evans Lewis, and moved to Girard in 1972. He was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, ...

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James E. Pace

LIBERTY — James “Jim” E. Pace, a local auto dealer, 78, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, July 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Jim was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Akron, to Mario and Evelyn Pace. He was an award-winning auto dealer in the Youngstown-Warren area ...

Jon R. Tarkane

HOWLAND — Jon R. “Bo” Tarkane, 64, a lifetime resident of Howland, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Signature Health Care of Warren, where he had been a resident for the past six years. He was born Nov. 18, 1952, in Warren, the son of Raymond O. and Irene M. Hermison Tarkane. Jon ...

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Nancy M. Shales

NILES — Nancy M. Shales, 66, of Niles, went home peacefully to be with her Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017, with family at her side following a brave battle with cancer. Nancy was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Youngstown, a daughter of Herman L. and Bertha Mae Evans Miller. She was 1968 graduate ...

obi Raiti Andrew

Andrew W. Raiti

GREENVILLE, Pa. — Andrew Raiti, 90, of Greenville, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017, at home in Greenville. Andrew was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Youngstown, to John and Sophia Bedzila Raiti. He attended Sharpsville High School. Andrew was a veteran who served in the ...