Obituaries

Chelsey C. Santucci 1954-2018

NILES — Chelsey Charles Santucci, 63, of Niles, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Thursday morning, May 3, 2018. He passed away very peacefully and in the presence of his wife and son at his residence. He was born July 1, 1954, in Warren, the son of Nicholas and Rosaria “Rose” ...

Kenneth L. Cumberledge Sr. 1949-2018

HOWLAND — Kenneth L. “Papal” Cumberledge Sr., 68, of Howland, passed away Tuesday evening, May 8, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1949, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a son of Gordon William “Pap” and Bernadine Louise “Mom Mom” Powell Cumberledge. Ken ...

Joseph A. Palumbo 1948-2018

HUBBARD — Joseph A. Palumbo, 69, passed away Tuesday May 8, 2018, at home. Joseph was born Sept. 16, 1948, in Youngstown, a son of Michael Archie and Marjorie Smith Palumbo. He was a 1966 graduate of Hubbard High School. He was a shipping clerk for 38 years at Sherwin Williams, which ...

Ronald R. Killian 1954-2018

HUBBARD — Ronald R. Killian, 64, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. Ronald was born April 14, 1954, in Youngstown, a son of Paul and Shirley Blades Killian. He was a 1972 graduate of East High School and was a Golden Bear ...

Susie L. Palm 1948-2018

AUSTINTOWN — Susie Lucinda Palm, 70, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at Briarfield of Ashley Circle in Austintown. She was born Jan. 9, 1948, in Greenville, Pa., the daughter of Wilbur and Theresa Bullis Herman. She had been employed as a secretary at Kinsman United Methodist Church, where ...

Services

PHYLLIS M. ABRUZZI, 77, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Home, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, funeral home. BURIAL: All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta. KEVIN A. ARMSTRONG SR., 60, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Warren. ...

Elizabeth Welsko 1935-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Elizabeth “Liz” Welsko, 82, of Newton Falls, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Washington Square Nursing Home. Liz was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Monroe, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Julia Sneg Speno. Liz was a 1953 graduate of Newton Falls High School. Early in ...

Phyllis M. Abruzzi 1941-2018

WARREN — Phyllis M. Abruzzi, 77, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, after a short battle with pneumonia. She was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Frank and Theresa Malagisi. She was a 1959 graduate of Youngstown East High ...

Hunter B. Haines 2002-2018

BROOKFIELD — Hunter B. Haines, 15, died Friday, May 4, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. A cause of death is pending. He was born June 21, 2002, in Warren. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Briceland Funeral Service, Brookfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be ...

Charles L. Geiger 1966-2018

MASURY — Charles “Chuckie” L. Geiger, 51, died of natural causes Saturday, May 5, 2018, at home. He was born Dec. 1, 1966, in Farrell, Pa., a son of Charles F. and Norene E. Powell Geiger. He was employed as a stocking clerk for the former Apples Grocery Store in Niles. Survivors ...

Glenda F. Lafferty 1939-2018

CORTLAND — Glenda F. Lafferty, 79, of Cortland, passed away Monday evening, May 7, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was born May 7, 1939, in Kanawha, W.Va., a daughter of Seldon and Dollie Johnson Short. She was a member of Newton Falls First Church of God and Warren ...

Janet D. Bennett 1952-2018

AUSTINTOWN — Janet D. Bennett, 65, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at Meridian Arms Care Center. Janet was born June 21, 1952, in Youngstown, the daughter of Jim and Mary J. Hart Martin. She was employed as a special education teacher for the MRDD and was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal ...

Chelsey C. Santucci 1954-2018

­­NILES — Chelsey Charles Santucci, 63, of Niles, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Thursday morning, May 3, 2018. He passed away very peacefully and in the presence of his wife and son at his residence. He was born July 1, 1954, in Warren, the son of Nicholas and Rosaria ...

Alice M. Mullen 1920-2018

WARREN — Alice Mary Mullen, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Community Skilled Health Care Center in Warren. She was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Niles, the daughter of Frederick “Fred” and Bessie Holmes. Her father died when she was ...

Jeffrey O. Blaney 1960-2018

WARREN — Jeffrey O. Blaney, 58, of Warren, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home. Jeff was born April 21, 1960, in Warren, the son of the late Thomas D. Blaney and Sandra Angeline Schwab. Jeff spent many years working with standard bred racehorses and often said he “liked horses ...

Timothy L. Brown 1961-2018

WARREN — Timothy L. Brown, 57, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Middlefield. A cause of death is pending. He was born Jan. 18, 1961, in North Bloomfield, the son of Fred and Juanita Butler Brown. He was employed in construction. Survivors include two children, Sabrena and Casey Brown, both ...

Services

KEVIN A. ARMSTRONG SR., 60, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Warren. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, 2122 Robbins Ave., Niles. AMY M. BERARDO, 86, Strongsville. SERVICES: noon Wednesday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church), Warren. CALLING HOURS: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Peter Rossi ...

Anthony Zone 1931-2018

YOUNGSTOWN — Anthony Zone, 87, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, May 6, 2018, at Humility House in Austintown. Anthony, who was known to all as “Tony,” and also to his family and friends as “Spike,” was born April 1, 1931, in Youngstown, a son of the late Tony and ...

Amy M. Berardo 1932-2018

STRONGSVILLE — Amy M. Berardo, 85, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Kemper House of Strongsville. She was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late William and Leona Hosking. She came to Warren in 1954 and was a graduate of Girard High School. She retired from ...

Shirley A. Cline Tillery 1945-2018

NILES — Shirley A. Cline Tillery, 72, passed away quietly on Friday, May 4, 2018, at University Hospital in Cleveland after a brief illness. Shirley was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Warren, the daughter of the late Ida and Clyde Cline. Shirley was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School. ...