Obituaries

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HELEN V. DURICA, 91, of Warren, died Thursday at Windsor House in Champion. (McFarland-Barbee )

Services

JAMES C. BLACK, 82, formerly of Warren. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. James Church. CALLING HOURS: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, church. REV. ANDREW C. COOKS SR., 70, formerly of Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Community Church of God in Christ, Warren. ...

Doreen K. Hitchcock 1953-2019

CORTLAND — Doreen K. Hitchcock, 65, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1953, in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of the late William R. and Virginia Fowler Webster. Doreen was a mother, sister, a nana and a ...

Helen A.M. Taipale 1925-2019

HOWLAND — Helen Anna Maria Taipale, 93, of Howland, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley. She was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of the late Taivo and Elizabeth Pelanter Taipale. Helen was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and Suomi ...

Jacqueline L. Ellis 1956-2019

WARREN — Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Ellis, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Warren, the daughter of Leslie Outerbridge and Nellie Canty. She was employed with the Fabulous Plastic Company ...

Richard Muir 1945-2018

MINERAL RIDGE — Richard Muir, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born May 9, 1945, in Warren, a son of Thomas and Doris Muir. He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Muir; children, Kevin Balciar, and ...

Services

MUSTAFA I. ABDUL-AZIZ, 74, Warren. SERVICES: committal, 10:15 a.m. Friday, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. JAMES C. BLACK, 82, formerly of Warren. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. James Church. CALLING HOURS: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, church. VEDA ...

Karen L. Olsen 1943-2019

WARREN — Karen L. Olsen, 75, of Warren, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at home. She was born May 25, 1943, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of Harry and JoAnn VandenBosch, and had lived in Ohio since 1957. A little lady with a will of iron, Karen had worked as a ...

Sherrie L. Petrick 1962-2019

NEWTON FALLS — Sherrie L. Petrick, 56, of Newton Falls, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at her residence, with family and friends at her side. She was born on March 27, 1962, in Warren, the daughter of George and Marie Shaffron Ostrek. Sherrie was a 1980 graduate of Southington ...

Leonard J. Derico Sr. 1937-2019

WARREN — Leonard John Derico Sr., age 81, of Warren, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. He passed away at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 19, 1937, in Buckhannon, W.Va., the son of the late Joseph and Anna DeFrancesco ...

Justin L. Sakonyi 1976-2019

LEAVITTSBURG — Justin L. Sakonyi, 42, of Leavittsburg, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 22, 1976, in Warren, the son of Frank Sr. and Gaye Aurand Sakonyi. A graduate of LaBrae ...

Robert L. Niessner 1930-2019

FOWLER — Robert Leo Niessner, age 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Hospice House. Robert was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., to the late Leo and Violet Niessner. He was a graduate of Westview High School class of 1948. He resided in Fowler since 1959. Bob has been a ...

Richard M. Magby 1951-2019

WARREN — Richard M. Magby, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in the emergency room of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born May 11, 1951, in Warren, the son of James and Joyce Lee Brown Magby. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Survivors include his father, ...

Martha D. Byler 1948-2019

MESOPOTAMIA — Martha D. Detweiler Byler, 70, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2019, at UH-Geauga Medical Center. She was born April 25, 1948, a daughter of Noah N. and Mattie J. Shetler Detweiler. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe W. ...

Harvey Hood 1938-2019

LORDSTOWN — Harvey Hood, 80, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness. Harvey was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Lordstown, a son of Carl and Marion Mansell Hood. He was a self-employed residential and commercial builder in the area for ...

Services

MUSTAFA I. ABDUL-AZIZ, 74, Warren. SERVICES: committal, 10:15 a.m. Friday, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. WILLIAM E. BEBECH, 79, Mecca. SERVICES: 5 p.m. Thursday, Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel. CALLING HOURS: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. JAMES C. BLACK, 82, ...

Francis L. Harris 1933-2019

CHAMPION — Francis L. Harris, age 85, entered into eternal life on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and friends, after a short illness due to complications from a recurrence of lymphoma. Francis was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Century, W.Va., the ...

James C. Black 1936-2019

LAS VEGAS — James C. Black, 82, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, surrounded by his family . He was born Aug. 6, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Black. He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High ...

Angeline Meterko 1934-2019

LAS VEGAS — Angeline Meterko, 84, of Las Vegas, formerly of Vienna, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas. Angie was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of Andrew and Sophia Jazdzyk Soltis. Angie was a licensed Realtor and had owned and operated ...

Robert L. Levingston Jr. 1940-2019

WARREN — Robert Lee Levingston Jr., 78, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Community Skilled Health Care Centre. He was born Feb. 5, 1940, in Jonesboro, Ark., the son of Robert Lee and Maggie Lee Skipper Levingston Sr. He was an assistant pastor at St. Paul’s AME Church, and retired as a ...