Irene D. Simun 1928-2018

HOWLAND — Irene D. Simun, 90, of Howland, entered eternal life peacefully at 12:24 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, with her family at her side, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Howland, under the comforting care of hospice.

Irene was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Mack and Mildred Potapchuk and was a lifelong area resident.

A 1946 graduate of Howland High School, Irene was a zone manager for Beeline Fashions for over 30 years, retiring in early 1980.

She was an active member St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Vienna, where she was a member of the prayer shawl committee, Altar & Rosary Society and was a Eucharistic minister.

Irene enjoyed crafts.

Irene was married July 19, 1947, to Andrew Simun and they were married for 66 years until his passing on Nov. 18, 2014. Together they shared the love of two children, Steven (Luann) Simun of Macedonia and Andrea (Michael) Leach of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren, Amber and Alex Simun and Michelle (Terry) Ho and Nicole (Joshua) Todd; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Madison, Andrew and Nicholas. Irene also is survived by a brother, Michael Lahey of Howland.

Calling hours will be 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. A Mass of Christian burial, with the Very Rev. Frank Zanni officiating, will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to leaving for the church. Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made, in Irene’s name, to Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44484 or to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio 44473

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.

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