Obituaries

Services pending

DANA L. COBLER, 74, of Howland, died Thursday at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. (Staton-Borowski) MARY G. DIVIESTE, 89, of Howland, died Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. (Staton-Borowski) EVELYN VAN HUFFEL REESE LAWLOR, 95, of Warren, died Thursday at home. (Staton-Borowski)

Walter Simmons 1922-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Walter Simmons, 96, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the Heritage Manor nursing center. He was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Americus, Ga., the son of Oscar and Clara Porter Simmons. He had retired from employment with the Tribune Chronicle in Warren, and had also worked in ...

Jane L. Ray 1937-2019

HOWLAND — Jane L. “Janey” Ray, 81, of Cortland, formerly of Howland Township, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2019, at Over The Rainbow Center in Cortland. She was born April 19, 1937, in Warren, the daughter of the late Harold Neal and Clara Irons Pringle. She had been a lifetime ...

Dale D. Askey 1940-2019

CORTLAND — Dale Duane Askey, 78, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2019, at Cleveland VA Medical Center, with his family by his side. Dale was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Altoona, Pa., son of the late Dale and Dorothy Ritchey Askey. He moved to Ohio as a child and graduated ...

Ruth D. Smith 1937-2019

MASURY — Ruth D. Smith, 81, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic. Ruth was born July 1, 1937, in Ellwood City, Pa., to Steven and Helen Minett Hulick. She retired from GATX. On March 25, 1980, Ruth was united in marriage to John Smith who survives. When Ruth ...

Richard E. Burns Jr. 1953-2019

WARREN — Richard “Rick” Erwin Burns Jr., 65, of Warren, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at his home. He was born July 30, 1953, in Ravenna, the son of the late Richard Erwin Burns Sr. and Elaine N. Brookover Burns. On Jan. 22, 1974, he married the former Rose Wilt. They shared ...

Bruce D. Schrader 1943-2019

NEWTON FALLS — Bruce D. Schrader, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born April 4, 1943, in McKeesport, Pa., the son of James H. and Dorothy Sauer Schrader. He was a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the Army Corps of Engineers in ...

Beverly A. MacPherson 1933-2019

HOWLAND — Beverly Ann Stephen MacPherson, 85, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, surrounded by family. Beverly was born on Oct. 5, 1933, at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest child of Daniel Francis Stephen and Catherine Ann Gettings. She ...

Anthony A. O’Malley 1970-2019

WARREN — Anthony Albert O’Malley, 48, of Warren, passed away suddenly, due to a car crash, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He was born Nov. 25, 1970, in Warren, a son of the late Ed Cononico and Frances O’Malley. Anthony worked at Kraftmaid for last 20 years. He loved football and his ...

Mary Ann Amelse 1935-2019

HASTINGS, Minn. — Mary Ann Superak Amelse, age 83, of Hastings, Minnesota, died peacefully on Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2019, at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Mary Ann Angela was born Feb. 18, 1935, at home in Vienna, Ohio, to Bernard and Mary Tomory Superak. She grew up on a 57-acre ...

John R. Vance 1954-2019

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. — John R. Vance, 64, of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, and formerly of Leavittsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. He was born March 10, 1954, in Gurnsey County, Ohio, a son of the late Wade and Goldie O. Taylor Vance. After the death of his parents, John went to live with ...

Richard N. Fularz Sr. 1933-2019

ORWELL — Richard N. Fularz Sr., age 85, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born on April 5, 1933, in Orwell, the son of Florian and Kristina Banowski Fularz. Richard married Adeline Wtulich Fularz on Dec. 29, 1954. He was a USAF Staff Sergeant ...

Services

WILLIE AKINS JR., 64, Youngstown. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Thursday, L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. JUDITH BELLIN, 73, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Lane ...

Harold E. Watros 1932-2019

WARREN — Harold E. “Harry” Watros, 86, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. He was born July 20, 1932, in Bazetta, the son of the late Robert and Viola Watros. He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He retired in 1996 from Packard ...

Harriet Krotzer 1922-2019

NILES — Our hearts ache as we set free on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, our beloved mother and grandmother, Harriet Krotzer, 96, to a place without pain and sorrow. As hard as it is to go on without her, we take comfort in knowing that she says goodbye to this life of imperfection and aging. She ...

Judith A. Bellin 1945-2019

WARREN — Judith Bellin, 73, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Armstrong Memory Care, from complications of frontotemporal degeneration. Judy was born on July 24, 1945, in Platteville, Wis., a daughter of the late Richard and June Biddick. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin ...

Gerald F. Mulroy Jr. 1966-2019

FOWLER — Gerald “Gerry” F. Mulroy Jr., 53, died of natural causes on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Concord Care Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1966, in Detroit, the son of Gerald F. and Barbara Gourlay Mulroy Sr. He was a self-employed business owner as a driver for the Amish community. ...

Laurel J. Holbein 1941-2019

BROOKFIELD — Laurel J. Holbein, 77, formerly of Canton, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic-South Pointe Hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Canton, a daughter of Jay L. and Irene C. Miller Garner. She had retired as a billing clerk for Ohio Power ...

Helen V. Durica 1927-2019

WARREN — Helen V. Durica, 91, of Warren, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Windsor House in Champion. The daughter of John and Eva Pauly Vihosky was born on July 30, 1927, in Warren, Ohio. She lived most of her life in the Warren area. Her family and friends knew her to ...

David A. Fluharty 1960-2019

STREETSBORO — David Alan Fluharty, 58, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2019, at University Hospital Medical Center in Ravenna. Dave was born Feb. 27, 1960, in Warren, son of Cecil and Betty Cecconi Fluharty. He was a 1978 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School and continued ...