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Obituaries

John W. McCrae 1945-2020

PERU, Ind. — Senior Master Sergeant John Wilson McCrae, USAF (Ret.), 74, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at home, in Peru, Ind. He was born Sept. 29, 1945, in Gulfport, Miss., the son of Peter and Hazel Johnson McCrae, but spent most of his childhood in Newton Falls. He served in the ...

Thomas E. Calderone 1935-2020

MARIETTA — Thomas Edward “Tom” or “Mot” Calderone, 84, of Marietta, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Tom was born on July 7,1935, in Youngstown, to parents Angelo “Gig” and Anita Calderone. He attended Niles McKinley High School and graduated in 1953. On March 31, ...

Benny Carroll Bosley 1955-2020

LEAVITTSBURG — Benny Carroll Bosley, 64, ended his fight with dementia peacefully when he passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Benny was born Oct. 27, 1955, to Lois and David Bosley in Warren. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 47 years, ...

Services

ELEANOR M. BAUN, 95, Howland. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 1 to 1:50 p.m. Thursday, church. DONNA J. GUERRA, 78, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Robert Church, Cortland. CALLING HOURS: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, church. NANCY M. ...

Audrey C. Jones 1939-2020

GUSTAVUS — Audrey C. Jones, 80, formerly of Girard, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Sharon Regional Hospital, Sharon, Pa. She was born March 6, 1939, in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of Robert and Velma Greene Frattaroli. She had been employed as a CPA and attended the Girard United ...

Leta M. Garland 1955-2020

BATON ROUGE, La. — Leta M. Garland, 64, a native of Warren, and resident of Baton Rouge, La., died of heart failure and complications from diabetes, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Born Aug. 6, 1955, she was the youngest girl in a close-knit, hardworking family of six girls and three boys. She was ...

Gregory C. Beatty 1951-2020

VIENNA — Gregory Charles Beatty, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. He was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Warren, the son of the late Charles L. and Helen P. Sherosky Beatty. Gregory retired from Williams IGA in Vienna as a butcher. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Martin) ...

Thelma Holman 1935-2020

NILES — Thelma Howard Holman, 84, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1935, in Schlater, Miss., the daughter of David and Ora Washington Howard Sr. She was employed with the Youngstown Hospital Association ...

Thomas R. Cera 1927-2020

NILES — Thomas Robert Cera, 92, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born in Niles, Feb. 7, 1927, the son of Thomas Anthony and Laura Hartman Cera. He was a 1945 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, in 1951 he received a bachelor ...

Lorraine F. Drennen 1951-2020

GIRARD — Lorraine F. Drennen, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Hospice House in Poland. Lorraine was born Oct. 18, 1951, in Niles, the daughter of Frank and Edna Allen Basciano. She had worked for nearly 40 years as an LPN at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, retiring in 2014. ...

William J. Wolford 1950-2020

CORTLAND — William J. Wolford, 70, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Mercer County, Pa., the son of William and Pearl Johnston Wolford. He was a truck driver for Prop Logistics in Warren. William is survived by three daughters, ...

Joseph R. Bevilacqua 1942-2020

BOARDMAN — Joseph R. Bevilacqua, 77, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2020, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home, surrounded by his family and friends, after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Joseph was born Oct. 14, 1942, in Youngstown, to the late Joseph Valentine and ...

Melissa R. Flanigan 1975-2020

NILES — Melissa R. Flanigan, 44, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1975, in Warren, the daughter of John E. and Sherrie Jones Flanigan. Melissa was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School and attended the ...

Services pending

ELIZABETH SCARNECCHIA, 95, formerly of Niles and Austintown, died Sunday at Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples, Fla. (Holeton-Yuhasz) CAROLEE WATSON, 84, formerly of Warren, died Tuesday at Concord Care Center in Cortland. (Staton-Borowski)

Guy M. Nori Sr. 1938-2020

NILES — Guy Michael Nori Sr., 81, of Niles, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Guy was born Sept. 19, 1938, in Warren, the son of the late Rocco Anthony and Angela Spain Nori. He was a 1956 graduate of Niles McKinley High ...

Karin E. Pflager, 1937-2020

HOWLAND — Karin E. Pflager, 83, passed away Jan. 27, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Delilah. Karin was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Bruno Pogrzeba and Frieda Wolf Gallkowski. She married Paul J. Pflager in 1953 and emigrated to the United States in 1954. ...

William R. Lynn, 1942-2020

SOUTHINGTON — William “Bill” Robert Lynn, 77, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Windsor House in Champion. He was born June 27, 1942, in Southington, the son of the late Archie M. and Julia A. Hiltabidel Lynn. Bill was a self-employed dairy farmer and also worked at TSC. He ...

Janet M. Town, 1936-2020

SOUTHINGTON — Janet M. Town, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Parkman, the daughter of Adam and Marjorie C. Cone Ash. Janet was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Janet is survived by her husband, Eugene L. ...

Nancy M. Lawrence, 1930-2020

NILES — Nancy M. Lawrence, 89, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Niles. Nancy was a lifelong area resident, born July 31, 1930, in Warren, the only child of the late Martin J. and Anne Rogers Stanton. A St. Mary’s High School ...

Lois J. Swindler, 1925-2020

AUSTINTOWN — Lois Jane Swindler, 95, formerly of Niles and Linden Avenue, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Briarfield Manor. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Niles, the only child of Bert and Elizabeth Stevens Beil, and resided in the Niles community most of her life. She ...