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Obituaries

James F. Domer 1937-2020

NILES — James Francis Domer, 83, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. James was born June 26, 1937, in Youngstown, the son of the late Paul E. and Anne P. Maley Domer. Jim married the former Jacqui Tillery, Sept. 23, 1982. Jim attended St. Patrick ...

Carol Toth 1947-2020

WARREN — Carol Toth, 73, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Cortland Healthcare Center. She was born July 3, 1947, in Warren, the daughter of Chester and Mary Pernice. She was a 1965 graduate of Howland High School. She was a beautician and a homemaker. She is survived by her ...

David C. Hall 1971-2020

BROOKFIELD — David Christopher Hall, 49, died after a sudden illness on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1971, in Albany, Ga., the son of David P. and Debra L. Miles Hall. He was employed as a truck driver for Falcon Transport and Werner ...

Raymond Kottar Flere Sr. 1925-2020

NILES — Raymond Kottar Flere Sr., 95, Niles, formerly of McDonald, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at The Suites at Continuing Healthcare of Niles. Ray was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Renton, Pa, a son of Ignace and Frances (Kottar) Flere. He was a 1943 graduate of McDonald High School. Ray ...

Emma M. Fisher 1938-2020

MONTVILLE — Emma M. Fisher (nee Miller), 82, of Montville, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 26, 2020, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Huntsburg, on Jan. 22, 1938, to the late Allen and Ada Mae (Miller) Miller. She later married Sam S. Fisher on Nov. 6, ...

Service pending

MARGARET BERWALD, 74, of Bristolville, died Saturday. (Staton-Borowski)

Dorothy R. Heitzenrater 1940-2020

WARREN — Dorothy R. Heitzenrater, of Warren, passed away peacefully at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at the Hospice House. She was 80. Dorothy was born June 30, 1940, in Punxsutawney, Pa., a daughter of the late Luther Lloyd and Eleanor Leona Haddick Smith. Dorothy was a 1958 ...

Karen L. Claar 1943-2020

BURTON — Karen “Kacy” L. Claar, 77, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at home. She was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Akron, a daughter of Helen R. Park Shook and Maxwell F. McDowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar “Gene” Claar. She had retired from LFE and Channel ...

Services

YVONNE COSTAS, 74, Pinellas Park, Fla. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla. NICHOLAS M. DIAMANTES, 65, Campbell. SERVICES: 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, funeral ...

June E. Rush 1950-2020

WARREN — June E. Rush, 70, of Warren, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, 2020, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Youngstown, the daughter of Anthony and Ethel Koran Castrucci. June was a 1968 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. She worked for several ...

Kathryn Moran 1942-2020

NILES — Kathryn “Kate” Moran, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. That is exactly what she jokingly told her family she wanted her obituary to read. In the event that she wasn’t joking, we contend that we did honor her wishes, because she never explicitly said we couldn’t add to it. ...

Services

PATRICIA A. BARNETT, 79, Warren. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. CALLING HOURS: noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, funeral home. YVONNE COSTAS, 74, Pinellas Park, Fla. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. ...

Donald Lee Shipman Jr. 1972-2020

CORTLAND — Donald Lee Shipman Jr., age 48, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., after a year-long battle with a rare form of cancer, at home surrounded by his loving family that he had touched in some small way throughout his short but very memorable life. Don was born March ...

James J. Gontkovsky 1943-2020

CHARDON — James J. “Jim” “Jimmy” Gontkovsky, 76, formerly of Warren, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Born Oct. 11, 1943, in Warren, to the late Andrew L. and Anita M (Conzonetta) Gontkovsky, he was a lifelong area resident of Warren until moving to Chardon two years ago. A 1961 ...

Wendy L. Westfall 1956-2020

CORTLAND — Wendy Lynn Westfall, 63, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at her daughter’s residence, following a brief illness. A graduate of Lakeview High School, she had worked for PsyCare Inc. where she formed many warm and loving friendships. Wendy enjoyed baking, interior ...

Services pending

MATTHEW D. BURKE, 45, of Warren, died Wednesday at his residence. (Borowski/Oak Meadow) DONNA M. PERKS, 69, of Warren, died Friday. (Staton-Borowski) JAMES P. RULICK, 76, of Howland, died Thursday. (Staton-Borowski) JOSHUA E. WILSON, 33, of Warren, died Tuesday in Warren. (Borowski/Oak ...

Dolores A. Edwards 1932-2020

HUBBARD — Dolores A. Edwards, 88, passed away surrounded by her loving family at home, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Dolores was born Sept. 10, 1932, in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Helen Sweetko Lysikowski. She was a graduate of South High School. Dolores was a retail clerk at ...

Robin L. Browning 1965-2020

WARREN — Robin Lynn Browning, 55, died of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at home. She was born Feb. 13, 1965, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of Marvin and Deanna Cunningham Bartmess. She had been employed as an assembly line worker at General Motors. Survivors include her ...

Kenneth Richmond 1936-2020

BRISTOLVILLE — Kenneth “Bob” Richmond, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. He was born Jan. 23, 1936, the son of Hazel and Kenneth Richmond. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Survivors include his wife, Ingrid Egenspeger Richmond; children, Ellen Marshall, ...

Yvonne Costas 1945-2020

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Yvonne Costas, of Pinellas Park, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. She was born June 11, 1945, to Laddie and Helen Gorence. Yvonne and her sister, Elaine were raised by their loving parents in Warren. In 1967, Yvonne married the love of her life, Clem Costas. ...