Obituaries

Services

RODNEY L. BACORN, 57, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, Champion Township Cemetery chapel. JAMES E. COLLIER, 63, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Braceville Christian Church. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, church. INTERMENT: Braceville Cemetery. MARY E. CUSTER, 61, ...

Leo M. Scarnecchia 1927-2018

WARREN — Leo Michael Scarnecchia, 91, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1927, in Benwood, W. Va., the son of the late Anthony and Anna Benjamino Scarnecchia. He was a graduate of Union High School in Benwood. He served in the ...

Kenneth H. Erwin 1950-2018

NILES — Kenneth H. Erwin, 68, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born July 9, 1950, in Warren, the son of Kenneth B. and Cathrien Lenard Erwin. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Ken worked in maintenance for Alpha Phi Alpha. He is survived by his four ...

Leola Stamper 1937-2018

WARREN — Leola Stamper, 80, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Leola was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Dodgeridge County, New Milton, W.Va., the daughter of James Rodney and Eva Costilow Bland. She was employed in housekeeping by Coral Springs Hospital. Survivors include ...

Dean Figinsky 1953-2018

LAKE MILTON — Dean Figinsky, 64, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Youngstown. He was born Aug. 25, 1953, in Youngstown, the son of Arthur and Margret Armes Figinsky. He was a truck driver for many years and a member of First Federated Church in North Jackson. Dean is survived by his ...

Mark McAllister 1953-2018

CHAMPION — Mark McAllister, 65, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at home. He was born May 24, 1953, in Warren, the son of Kenneth and Belva Brainard McAllister. Mark worked in construction, rented apartments and had operated a laundromat. He is survived by his sons, Brian of Champion and ...

Richard J. Shaffer I 1956-2018

NILES — Richard J. Shaffer I, 62, formerly of Lake Milton, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at home. He was born July 19, 1956, in Youngstown, a son of Leroy and Violet Shaffer. He was employed in the oil and gas industry. Survivors include his daughters, Pamela Toman and Molly E. ...

Services

RODNEY L. BACORN, 57, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, Champion Township Cemetery chapel. JAMES E. COLLIER, 63, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Braceville Christian Church. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, and 10 to 11 a.m. ...

Thomas H. Lewis 1946-2018

CORTLAND — Thomas Howard Lewis, 72, of Cortland, passed into eternal life early Monday morning, Aug. 20, 2018, at his residence, after a long and difficult battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born Jan. 16, 1946, to the late Howard and Martha Moran Lewis, of Cortland, and lived ...

Michael J. Chizmar 1969-2018

CORTLAND — Michael J. “Mike” Chizmar, 49, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, from complications of a car accident. He was born June 9, 1969, in Youngstown, the son of Fred Chizmar and Carol Gombita. He was a 1987 graduate of Liberty High School ...

Doreen J. Reesman 1938-2018

MINERAL RIDGE — Doreen J. Reesman, 80, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at her residence in Mineral Ridge. She was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., to Paula and Slavo “Gus” Gustovich. She attended Jefferson Morgan High School and lived in Clarksville, Pa. Doreen moved ...

Mary E. Custer 1957-2018

WARREN — Mary E. Custer, 61, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, while traveling in Hebron. She was born Jan. 16, 1957, in Ravenna, the daughter of the late Bradley and Leola Dobbs Sommers. Mary attended Hiram School System. Earlier in life, Mary was employed as a nurse’s ...

Rodney L. Bacorn 1961-2018

SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. — Rodney Lee Bacorn, 57, of Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., formerly of West Farmington, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug.17, 2018, at home. He was born June 1, 1961, in Warren, a son of the late John R. and Nina Gregory Bacorn. He was a graduate of Champion High School, and ran ...

Joseph Escobar 1938-2018

CHAMPION — Joseph Escobar, 80, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born May 24, 1938, in Mingo Junction, the son of the late Magdalino and Rose Escobar. He came to Champion in 1945 and was a 1956 graduate of Champion High School. He retired from the ...

Richard J. Shaffer I 1956-2018

NILES — Richard J. Shaffer I, 62, formerly of Lake Milton, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at home. He was born July 19, 1956, in Youngstown, a son of Leroy and Violet Shaffer. He was employed in the oil and gas industry. Survivors include his daughters, Pamela Toman and Molly E. Shaffer; ...

Services

NICHOLAS J. CLEMENTI JR., 72, Warren. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. JAMES E. COLLIER, 63, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Braceville Christian Church. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Lane ...

Keith D. Hall 1938-2018

WARREN — Keith D. Hall, 79, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Story Point Memory Care in Avon Lake. He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Guardian, W.Va., the son of the late Haze and Beatrice Hall. He was a 1955 graduate of Webster Springs High School in West Virginia. He retired in 2000 ...

James E. Collier 1954-2018

WARREN — James E. “Jim” Collier, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug.18, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Jim was born Dec. 12, 1954, in Ravenna, to the late Melvin and Lois Weatherly Collier. Jim was a 1974 graduate of LaBrae High School. He retired from Indalex Aluminum as a ...

Pauline K. Nelson 1927-2018

REDSTONE, Pa. — Pauline Klavzar Nelson, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Pauline was born in October 1927 in Redstone Township, Pa., the daughter of Josephine and John Klavzar, who were wholesale florists in Fowler, where Pauline grew up. She was a ...

Jean Axiotis 1931-2018

AKRON — Jean Wingard Axiotis, 87, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Derry, Pa., the daughter of Teresa and Theodore Wingard. She is survived by her children, Renee (John Garofalo) Axiotis and George (Katie) Axiotis; her dearest granddaughter, Jayne ...