Obituaries

Paul E. McCourt Jr. 1950-2019

GIRARD — Paul E. McCourt Jr., 69, passed away Thursday morning, Sept, 12, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, with his loving wife, Valerie; two sons, Isaac Cunningham and Michael McCourt; daughter, Jackie Squibbs, and daughter-in-law, Ashley McCourt, by his side. Paul was born July 28, ...

Lewis Kostoff 1928-2019

HARTFORD — Lewis Kostoff, 91, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2019, at his home. He was born April 14, 1928, in Hartford, the son of Sam and Sylvia Josoff Kostoff. He was a Navy veteran. Lewis retired from Beckett Aviation at the Youngstown Airport, where he was an executive ...

Margaret L. Rieman 1928-2019

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Margaret L. Rieman, 91, who lived the past two years in Warren to be close to her daughter, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Margaret was born in Chesterhill, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1928, to the late Harrison and Mary Hoon. Margaret was a cafeteria worker at Louisville High ...

Joseph F. O’Grady 1934-2019

CORTLAND — Joseph F. O’Grady, 85, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the VA Nursing Home at Washington Square. He was born July 6, 1934, in Akron, a son of the late Lawrence O’Grady and the late Lena Marie Mercurio O’Grady. Joseph graduated from Warren G. Harding High ...

Sr. Catherine Joy Popoczy 1938-2019

VILLA MARIA, PA. — Sister Catherine Joy Popoczy, H.M., 81, formerly Sr. M. Theresa Joseph, SND, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Villa Maria Community Center. Born July 29, 1938, in Crooksville, Ohio, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Cleveland, in 1956 and entered the Sisters of ...

Irene J. Alexander 1925-2019

WARREN—Irene J. Alexander, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Community Skilled Health Care Centre, following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Woodland Pa., the daughter of William Nelson and Martha Hunt Jones. Ms. Alexander was owner / operator of Rene’s Beauty ...

Robert Walters 1940-2019

POLAND — Robert Walters, 79, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019, at his home. He was born July 20, 1940, in Garfield Heights, the son of Clarence and Florence Mantifel Walters. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and played the trombone in the military band during his ...

William J. Hucke 1928-2019

LIBERTY — William “Bill” J. Hucke, 91, passed away at Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. He was born May 13, 1928, in Youngstown, the only child of William P. and Mary Ellen O’Neill Hucke. Bill graduated from Ursuline High School in 1946 and ...

John McMaster 1936-2019

NILES — John “Jack” McMaster, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Mr. McMaster was born March 11, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of Charles and Mildred McMaster. He was a 1954 graduate of Girard High School. Following high school, John enlisted ...

Barbara Jean Barta 1945-2019

GIRARD — Barbara Jean Barta, 74, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Sept. 8, 2019, at her home. Barbara Jean was born June 30, 1945, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Thomas G. and Eleanor McGlynn Morgan, and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Girard High School in ...

Annie L. Pruitt 1930-2019

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Annie Laura Pruitt, 88, formerly of Warren, Ohio, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 in Syracuse. She was born Dec. 17, 1930, in Aberdeen, Miss. to the late Elizabeth and “Sun” Jackson. She retired from Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Annie was a member of the American ...

Joyce M. Lee 1936-2019

VERNON — Joyce May Lee, 83, died at home Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, with family by her side. She was born on May 9, 1936, in Greensboro, Pa., a daughter of Margaret Kirchner and Theodore Arlington Brown Sr. Joyce married George Christopher Lee Sr. on April 27, 1953. She worked for the ...

Robert J. Stirling Sr. 1935-2019

BIG BEND, W.Va. — Robert James Stirling Sr., 83, formerly of Youngstown, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, following a brief illness, surrounded by his family at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, W. Va. He was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late ...

Shari L. Pritchard 1961-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Shari Lane Pritchard, 57, died peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, surrounded by her sister and friend Sharon, after spending the last year dealing with a very rare form of cancer. She was born on Dec. 3, 1961, in Jackson, ...

Services

RAYMOND M. DONADIO SR., 90, Niles. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday prayers, Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, Niles, and 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Niles. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. DANIEL R. HARTILL, 81, Howland. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, Lane Funeral ...

Dorothy A. Mance 1927-2019

WILLOUGHBY — Dorothy A. Harcarik Mance, age 91, is “Together Again” with her beloved husband of 48 years after her passing Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Weirton, W.Va., she was the oldest of nine children, a cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Koche ...

Janine A. Douglas 1953-2019

FOWLER — Janine A. Douglas, 66, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, with her family by her side. Janine was born April 29, 1953, in Youngstown, the daughter of Michael and Mary Miketa Hawryluk. She was a graduate of Chaney High School and was a legal ...

William D. Rulick Sr. 1958-2019

HOWLAND — William D. Rulick Sr., 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in his home, following a 20-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Bill was born Wednesday, May 28, 1958, in Warren, the son of the late Steve and Rose Lazuran Rulick Sr., and was a lifelong ...

Services

LOIS J. BURFORD, 90, Stow. SERVICES: noon Friday, Redmon Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, funeral home. CAROL J. COOPER, 57, Newton Falls. SERVICES: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Wm Nicholas Funeral Home, Niles. FRANCES V. DUNLAP, 85, Newton Falls. SERVICES: 3 p.m. Saturday, ...

Raymond M. Donadio Sr. 1928-2019

NILES — Raymond M. Donadio Sr., 90, of Niles, peacefully entered God’s eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Hospice of The Valley Hospice House in Poland. Throughout an extended illness, Ray made clear his desire to fight through to remain connected to his 12 great-grandchildren; ...