Obituaries

Joanne Ritter 1932-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Joanne Ritter, 85, of Newton Falls, died Friday, May 4, 2018. Born July 10, 1932, Joanne is the daughter of Paul and Ester Snyder. She is survived by her daughter, Tamie Walason, and two sons, Danny Hiles and John Britton. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of ...

William L. Griffiths 1941-2018

BAZETTA — William Leonard Griffiths, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at home. He was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Warren, the son of Leonard and Donna Griffiths. Bill was a graduate of Lakeview High School in Cortland, class of 1959. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...

Mary A. Tauro 1947-2018

NILES — Mary Ann Tauro, 71, of Niles, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday May 4, 2018, at her residence. She was born March 6, 1947, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Carmen J. and Nola Lohman Pappada. She was a 1965 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, and attended Kent State University before ...

John E. Ryan 1931-2018

WARREN — John E. Ryan, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland, with his family by his side. John was born Aug.13, 1931, in Warren, to the late William and Margaret Blaser Ryan. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. John ...

Services

KEVIN A. ARMSTRONG SR., 60, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Warren. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, 2122 Robbins Ave., Niles. RICHARD A. CHOPKO, 58, Lordstown. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Church, Jermyn, Pa. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Ryczak-Harrison Funeral ...

Services pending

CHELSEY C. SANTUCCI, 64, of Niles, died at his residence on Thursday. (Rossi & Santucci, Boardman, and Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, Warren)

Thomas M. Milligan Jr. 1957-2018

DEERFIELD — Thomas Michael Milligan Jr., 60, of Deerfield, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, at his home. He was born June 9, 1957, in Niles, to parents Shirley Sigley and Thomas Michael Milligan Sr. Tom was an auto mechanic whose favorite place to be was in the garage working on his ...

Louise J. Burnett 1934-2018

CORTLAND — Louise J. Burnett, 84, of Cortland, went with the angels into the comforting arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at her home. She was born April 22, 1934, the daughter of John and Matilda Zagger. “Our loving, faithful, and strong Mom was always there, interwoven in our ...

Sarah Dzur 1913-2018

YOUNGSTOWN — Sarah Dzur, 105, of Youngstown, formerly of Girard, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at Park Vista Nursing Home. Sarah was born Feb. 5, 1913, in Vienna, the daughter of John and Sarah Lang Schuller. Sarah had worked for the Ohio Leatherworks Co. in Girard and retired from ...

June V. Harris 1939-2018

ERIE, Pa. — June Velma Costello Harris, 79, passed away from cancer Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Guardian Western Reserve Care Center in Erie, Pa. She was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Philippi, W.Va., daughter of the late Benjamin and Violet Costello Misiura. June moved to Warren as a child, ...

Josephine M. Grove 1921-2018

TORRANCE, Calif. — Josephine May Grove, 97, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at Caring House Hospice Care in Torrance, Calif. Jo was born in January 1921, in Tokyo, Japan, where her father worked for a steel company for 10 years. She took great interest in the Japanese culture and ...

Lorraine P. Emerson 1933-2018

WARREN — Lorraine P. Emerson, 85, of Warren, passed away Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. “Lorrie,” as she was affectionately known, was born April 10, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Harry H. and Anna Connely Petit. She was employed in ...

Delbert L. Pursel 1937-2018

NILES — Delbert Leroy Pursel, 80, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at his home in Niles. He was born June 20, 1937, in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa., a the son of Elmer and Mildred Wolfe Pursel. He worked as a construction contractor before retiring. Survivors include five daughters, ...

Edward M. Carroll 1919-2018

WARREN — Edward M. Carroll, 98, died Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Washington Square Health Care Center. He was born July 26, 1919, in Bridgeville, Pa., the son of William and Violet Barwell Carroll. He was employed at Thomas Steel Strip Corporation and was a World War II veteran of the ...

Elizabeth J. Yoder 1929-2018

MIDDLEFIELD — Elizabeth J. Weaver Yoder, 88, died Thursday, May 3, 2018, at home. She was born Aug. 9, 1929, in Chardon, a daughter of John J. and Anna N. Detweiler Weaver. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Survivors include her children, Esther Miller, Bill Yoder, Emma ...

Gene N. Bergana 1951-2018

NILES — Gene N. Bergana, 66, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his residence. He was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Warren, the son of Gene A. and Rose Simeone Bergana. He was employed as a substitute teacher in the Niles City School System and as a mill operator at U. S. Steel. He was a member of ...

David G. Lake 1939-2018

CORTLAND — Attorney David G. Lake, 78, of Cortland, went to meet the eternal master of the Universe on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at his residence. David was born June 21, 1939, in Langley, Va., the son of Clarence Daniel and Thelma Hammond Lake. He was an avid sports fan, especially of ...

Constance E. Peabody 1949-2018

CHAMPION — Constance E. Peabody, 69, of Champion, passed on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at her residence. She was born Feb. 23, 1949, in Warren, the daughter of Edward and Dolores Beckner. Constance was a 1967 graduate of Braceville High School. After graduation, she earned her cosmetology ...

Ronald L. Beckett 1950-2018

HOLIDAY, Fla. — Ronnie Beckett, affectionately known as “Rat,” 67, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his home in Holiday, Fla., after losing a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 27, during the big snowstorm of 1950, in Warren, the son of John and Eva Beckett. Ronnie was a graduate ...

Lena P. Fateley 1925-2018

NILES — Lena P. Fateley, 92, of Niles, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. She was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Niles, the daughter of Vittorio and Pauline Taranta Lorenzetti. Lena was a 1943 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. A graduate of the Cleveland School of Electrolysis, she had a ...