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DAVID J. BORTMAS, 38, Niles. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wm Nicholas Funeral Home, Niles. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. MARK R. DIROLL, 60, Garrettsville. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Friday, Mantua Center Christian Church, Mantua. DOROTHY A. FONCE, 76, Cortland. SERVICES: 10:30 ...

Mary Ann Bucco

NILES — Mary Ann Smerchansky Bucco, 86, passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct.12, 2019, at Park Village Health Care Center in Dover. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Peter D. Bucco, whom she married July 27, 1957, she now joins him in eternity. Mary Ann was born Aug. 22, 1933, ...

Jean D. Holmes 1942-2019

NILES — Jean D. “Bona” Belcastro Holmes, 77, passed away peacefully at her residence Friday Oct. 11, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Warren, the daughter of James and Helen Bako Belcastro. She was a 1960 graduate of Niles McKinley High School ...

Francis E. Fiest 1938-2019

SOUTHINGTON — Francis “Frank” E. Fiest, 81, of Southington, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Warren, a son of the late William and Jesse Hites Fiest and had four brothers and two sisters. Frank graduated from Chalker High ...

Marcella N. Linamen 1934-2019

WARREN — Marcella N. “Dolly” Linamen, 84, of Warren, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Gillette Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Warren, the daughter of Nick and Athena Kantounis Kayafas, and had lived in Warren the past 27 years, coming from Garrettsville ...

Ronald R. Grubb 1938-2019

SPRINGHILL, Fla. — Ronald Ray Grubb, 81, passed away peacefully of natural causes at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at his home, in Springhill, Fla. He was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Buckhannon, W.Va. He had been employed in auto manufacturing. Remaining are his wife Earnestine J. ...

Shirley L. McCrimmon 1934-2019

KINSMAN — Shirley L. McCrimmon, 85, of Kinsman, departed this life for the bonds of the next on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at home. She was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Warren, the daughter of Clayton and Hazel M. Spencer Camp and had lived in Trumbull County all her life. A homemaker who kept a ...

Ann E. Kassos 1969-2019

WARREN — Ann E. Kassos, 49, of Warren, passed away following congestive heart failure on Sunday afternoon, Oct.13, 2019, at University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center. Ann was born Nov. 8, 1969, in Akron, the daughter of Philip and Donna Allbritton Weidman. She was a 1988 graduate of ...

Phillip Dunlap 1987-2019

LYNDHURST — Phillip Dunlap, 31, formerly of Warren, passed away unexpectedly on Oct.13, 2019. Phil was a kind man who loved and lived his life with integrity. He enjoyed collecting LEGOS, playing and cuddling with the pups, and being with his wife. Phil was quick with a one-liner and a ...

Violet G. Kish 1929-2019

McDONALD — Violet G. Kish, 90, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Continuing Health Care Center, Mineral Ridge. Violet was born Jan. 29, 1929, in Niles, the daughter of Rocco and Vera Vechione Flaviano. She had worked for Woolworth’s in Niles and Packard Electric, but for most of ...

Mark R. Diroll 1958-2019

GARRETTSVILLE — Mark R. Diroll, 60, of Garrettsville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at home. He was born Dec. 17, 1958, in Ravenna, the son of Harry and June Leyshon Diroll. He was employed as a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Pushwal Diroll; children, Cheryl A. Milani of ...

Roger J. Little 1940-2019

CHAMPION — Roger J. Little, 78, a resident of Windsor House at Champion, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at the nursing home. He was born Nov. 17, 1940, in Warren, a son of Raymond J. and Helen L. Risko Little. Roger was a 1957 graduate of ...

Ivowen R Triplett 1941-2019

WARREN — Ivowen R. Triplett, 78, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital in Warren, Ohio. Ivowen known as “Ivy” was born on Sept. 6, 1941 in Richwood, W.Va., the daughter of Harry and Iva Marie O’Dell Scharf. She was a dedicated homemaker and Nana to her ...

Peter Melnik 1948-2019

NILES — Peter Melnik, 71, of Niles, passed Saturday morning, Oct. 12, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. Peter was born July 3, 1948, in Quaregnon, Belgium, the son of Mykola and Roszalia Danylchak Melnik, and came to the United ...

Timothy M. Cafone 1988-2019

WICKLIFFE, Ohio — Timothy Mark Cafone, 31, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2019. He passed peacefully at home of natural causes. Timothy was born Sept. 24, 1988, in Red Bank, N.J. Beloved son of his mother, Deborah Cafone, of Warren, and ...

Olga B. Macris 1932-2019

WARREN — Olga B. Macris, 87, passed away on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family. She was born July 10, 1932, in Warren, the daughter of John and Despina Benetis. As a lifelong resident of Warren, Ohio, Olga graduated from Warren G. ...

Services

DAVID J. BORTMAS, 38, Niles. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wm Nicholas Funeral Home, Niles. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. ZACHARY DATCHUK, 26, Niles. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles. ANNA M. FLASK RICH, 89, ...

Services pending

MARY BUCCO, 86, of Dover and formerly of Cortland, died Saturday, at Park Village Nursing Home. (Kinnick-Youngstown) DARRYL COWAN SR., 57, of Warren, died Sunday at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. (Staton-Borowksi) JEAN HOLMES, 77, of Niles, died Friday at her residence. (Joseph Rossi and ...

Dorothy A. Fonce 1943-2019

CORTLAND — Dorothy Ann Petak Fonce, 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born July 26, 1943, in Warren, the daughter of Andrew R. Petak and Barbara Yanci Petak. Dorothy was a 1961 graduate of St. Mary High School in Warren and ATES ...

Sharon L. Hatcher 1951-2019

WARREN — Sharon L. Hatcher, 67, of Warren, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at University Hospital-Cleveland. She was born Nov. 19, 1951, in Warren, the daughter of Ray and Mary Ireland. Sharon worked in both factories and offices and was a member of Rust City Church in Warren. She is ...