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Pamela R. Acitelli 1949-2019

NILES — Pamela Rae Acitelli, 70, of Niles, left us too soon on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Warren, a daughter of the late Lester Rakestraw and the late Dorothy Overly Heston.

Pamela was a graduate of Howland High School class of 1967, and was a longtime secretary at Champion Schools. After retiring as a secretary, she went on to help the elderly as a caregiver.

Pamela had a passion for camping at Paradise Lakes, she enjoyed spending time with her dear friends and, most of all, being with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Erin (Rick) VonBergen of Champion; son, Alex (Melanie Quiggle) Acitelli of Warren; beloved grandchildren, Aiden, Austin and Adelynn VonBergen; and stepbrother, John (Pat) Heston of Niles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Rakestraw; mother, Dorothy Heston; and stepfather, William Heston.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where the Rev. Donald P. Barnes will officiate. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Park, Warren.

(special notice)