Obituaries

Edward Nalepa 1924-2017

MARYSVILLE — Edward Nalepa, 92, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in his Marysville home surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Poland, to John and Stefhania Warchuck Nalepa. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the U.S. ...

Michael A. Padula Sr. 1925-2017

WILLIAMSFIELD — Michael A. Padula Sr., 92, of Williamsfield, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Washington Square Health Care Center in Warren. He was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Leavittsburg, a son of Felix A. and Maria Colasacinno Padula. A resident of Williamsfield since 1995, Mr. Padula was ...

Linda J. Slater 1952-2017

HUBBARD — Linda J. Slater, 65, of Hubbard, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House in Poland. Linda was born Oct. 1, 1952, in Youngstown, a daughter of Philip B. and Elaine H. Hanson Sherwood. She was a 1970 graduate of Hubbard High School and received ...

Services

JAMES T. BOYLE, 66, Niles. SERVICES: noon Wednesday, Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles. MARY E. BROWN, 13, Warren. SERVICES: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Blessed Sacrament Church, Warren. ROBERT “BUTCH” COKER, 60, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral ...

David L. Arnold 1929-2017

BURLINGTON, N.C. — David L. Arnold, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Burlington, N.C. He was born in 1929, in Warren, to the late Zana and Rex Arnold. Dave graduated Warren G. Harding High School in January 1947, and from Youngstown State University in 1957. He was retired from ...

James T. Boyle 1950-2017

NILES — James T. Boyle, 66, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1950, in Queens, N.Y., the son of Robert and Ethel Wilson Boyle. Jim was employed at Coates Car Wash in McKinley Heights. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War. Survivors ...

Rev. Dennis Michelis 1927-2017

AKRON — The Reverend Father Dennis (Dionysios) Michelis, 90, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Father Dennis was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Patras, Greece, the son of the late Peter and Marigo Michelis. Protopresbyter Dennis ...

Kenneth J. White 1977-2017

WARREN — Kenneth Joseph White, 40, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Warren. A cause of death is pending. He was born Jan. 25, 1977, in Warren, the son of Joseph A. and Donna Rutherford White. He had been employed at Great Lakes Cheese Factory. He is survived by his mother, Donna Dockery ...

Robert “Butch” Coker 1956-2017

WARREN — Mr. Robert “Butch” Coker, 60, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1956 in Warren, a son of M.D. and Geraldine Coker Finch. He was a graduate of Howland High School and was an Army veteran. He had been employed by various ...

Mary E. Brown 2003-2017

WARREN — Mary Elizabeth “Emmi” Brown, 13, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Fallbrook, Calif. She was born Oct. 30, 2003, in Warren, the daughter of Jonathan Brown and Mary Connolly. She enjoyed playing mine craft, her ukulele, piano, swimming and being at Mosquito Lake and ...

Robert Layko Sr. 1946-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Robert Layko Sr., 71, died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at home. Robert was born April 7, 1946, in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Marie Boury Layko. He was a 1964 graduate of Ursuline High School and received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Youngstown ...

Thomas M. Ross 1948-2017

WARREN — Thomas M. Ross, 69, of Warren, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1948, in Youngstown, a son of the late Earl L. Ross and the late Betty J. Booth Ross. Thomas graduated from Chaney High School in Youngstown, where ...

Betty L. Waldo 1934-2017

CORTLAND —Betty Lou Shafer Waldo, 82, of Cortland, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 28, 1934, in Cortland, the daughter of Leslie M. and Frances E. Little Shafer. Betty was a graduate of Cortland High School. She then went on to ...

Donald N. Rice 1935-2017

BRISTOLVILLE — Donald N. Rice, 82, of Bristolville, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 20, 2017, at Vibra Health Care at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born March 29, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of Edward and Thelma Cummins Rice. Donald was employed as an assembler at General ...

Patricia A. Dilley 1958-2017

LORDSTOWN — Patricia Ann Ursu Dilley, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at home. A cause of death is pending. Patricia was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Warren, the daughter of Thomas and Clara Bradford Ursu. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. Patricia is survived by her ...

Roger W. Orwig 1937-2017

NILES — Roger W. Orwig, 80, of Niles, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Roger was born April 7, 1937, in Niles, the son of Harold and Salina Vandergrift Orwig. Roger had worked on the railroad for Copperweld Steel Co. in Warren for 38 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church ...

Deborah L. Lacher 1950-2017

NEWTON FALLS — Deborah L. Lacher, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Allan Dell Assisted Living. She was born March 24, 1950, in Mattoon, Ill., the daughter of George and Mary Elder Weber. Mary was a nurse for 16 years at Allan Dell Assisted Living. She is survived by husband, ...

JoAnn Medure 1944-2017

CANTON — JoAnn Medure, 73, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 8, 1944, in St. Clairsville, to the late John and Charlotte Husarik of Canton. A graduate of Timken High School 1962, where she graduated with a beauty degree, she ...

Larry Williams 1948-2017

HIRAM — Larry “Butch” Williams, 69, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was born May 8, 1948, in Warren, to Lawrence and Anna Williams. He was an ordained minister and sang with the gospel singers that traveled around with him in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia ...

Mary E. Buydos 1924-2017

WARREN — Mary E. Buydos, 93, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Hastings, Pa., a daughter of Nickolas and Anna Halagarda Hnatkowicz. She is survived by children Therese Palmer, James Buydos, Janet G. Buydos and Cynthia Buydos; four grandchildren; ...