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Roger I. Dicintio

April 1, 1951 - November 29, 2016

Cortland – Roger Dicintio, 65, of Cortland passed away Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016. Roger was born April 1, 1951 in Warren, the son of the late Tony & Mary DiCintio. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends. Roger was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Roger is survived by his sisters; Marian Sidote and Connie (Gary) Vingle all of Cortland. He also survived...
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Zella Faye Jones

March 7, 1927 - November 23, 2016

Zella "Faye" Jones, age 89 of Bazetta Township, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield. She was born March 7, 1927 in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Ernest Clair and Bertha Jane Kelly Oaks. Her family moved to Vienna in 1931. Faye was a 1945 graduate of Vienna High School and worked in the office of Taylor Winfield...
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Jean Strimel Davis

July 4, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Jean Strimel Davis Jean S. Davis, age 89, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Lake Vista surrounded by her family. Jean was born July 4, 1927 in McDonald, Pennsylvania to the late Herman and Pearl (Lewis) Strimel. Jean and her husband Gomer came to the Cortland area in 2006 from Greensburg, Pennsylvania; they spent many winters in Palm Bay, Florida. Jean was a member of...
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Donald Earl Rigg

November 12, 1967 - November 21, 2016

Donald "Rink" Earl Rigg, 49 passed away Monday evening with his father by his side at Laurie Ann Nursing Home in Newton Falls. He was born November 12, 1967 in Warren the son of Claud H. and Dona Marie (Thorpe) Rigg. He loved trucking, 4-Wheeling and watching car races. He is survived by his beloved children Tyler (Ashley) Rigg and Tara Lynn Rigg, his father Claud Rigg, his sisters Sandy Sellers,...
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Joyce Ann Caruso

June 11, 1945 - November 20, 2016

Cortland- Joyce Ann Caruso, age 71, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Joyce was born June 11, 1945 in Buffalo, New York to the late Henry and Louise (Piskorz) Musialowski. She married Anthony Caruso on August 26, 1967 and came to the Cortland area in 1975. She was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church and had strong religious...
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Michael Cleal

April 5, 1982 - November 5, 2016

Michael D. Cleal, age 34 passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 5, 2016. Mike was born on April 5, 1982 in Warren to Timothy Cleal & Kristy Hamilton. A memorial service for Mike will be held on Friday November 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; 490 N. High St. Cortland. Besides his parents, Mike is survived by his sister Amanda Cleal as well as many other...
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Gwendolyn Sikorski

July 21, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Gwendolyn Sikorski, age 93 passed away November 4, 2016 at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. Gwen was born in Cleveland on July 21, 1923 to Albert & Lenna (Croft) Babcock. She married Joseph Sikorski on July 25, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1982. Gwen spent her career working in assembly for GE before retiring in 1989; however her true passion was art. She attended the Art Students League...
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Dorothy J. Wilkes

December 5, 1924 - October 28, 2016

Bazetta Twp- Dorothy J. Wilkes, age 91, passed away Friday afternoon at St. Joseph Medical Center. Dorothy was born December 5, 1924 in Cortland to the late William and Effie (Grogg) Hefner. She was a member of Bazetta Christian Church. She was employed by Mullins Manufacturing and Linville Clothing; she was also the secretary and bookkeeper for the family business. Dorothy enjoyed painting...
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Dolores Jean Ward

April 1, 1930 - October 19, 2016

Dolores "Jean" Ward passed away on October 19, 2016 at Shepherd of the Valley. She was born April 1, 1930 in Warren Ohio the daughter of Norman and Verna Mae Walters. She was a Cortland resident her entire life. She was the valedictorian of the Bazetta class of 1948 and played the trumpet in the band. She married William C Ward II on March 27, 1950 and they shared 58 years of marriage prior to...
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Kimberly A. Lody

November 8, 1965 - October 10, 2016

Cortland- Kimberly Ann Lody, 50, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loved ones after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 8, 1965 in Warren, Ohio the daughter of Robert M. Lody and Linda S. Carder. She was a graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Joint Vocational School for animal care, she was also President of the FFA. For many...
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Kenneth Carnsew

July 3, 1944 - October 7, 2016

Kenneth Weldon Carnsew, age 72, died October 7, 2016 at University Hospital after a short illness. He was born July 3, 1944 to Weldon & Mary (McPheron) Carnsew. During the Vietnam War, Kenny proudly served in the Army. He was a carpenter by trade and retired from Gibson Construction. He lived his entire life in Mecca and served as a township trustee. A lifelong hunter, Kenny served as president...
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David A. Munnell

April 7, 1959 - September 20, 2016

David A. Munnell, age 57 passed away September 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born in Warren, OH on April 7, 1959 to Lawrence & Betty Jane (Cavender) Munnell. Growing up in Howland he was active in scouting and graduated from Howland High School. A talented guitarist you could hear him play with the bands Strobe Nation and Nothing Pure. He was also an extensive collector of Hot...
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Richard L. Spencer

February 26, 1934 - September 18, 2016

Cortland – Richard L. Spencer, 82, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 19, 2016 at Signature Health Care in Warren, OH after a battle with Leukemia Richard was born on February 26, 1934, at home in Cortland, OH; a son of the late Reed C. Spencer and Hazel M. (Karr) Spencer. He was a lifetime resident of Cortland and has lived in the same house he was born in with his parents and later...
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Margaret Felton

September 17, 1930 - September 18, 2016

Margaret M. Felton (Marge), 86, of Cortland, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, OH on Sunday September 18, 2016. She was surrounded in love by her family as she left this life to join her husband, Norman Felton, who preceded her in death on December 21, 2004. They had been married for 51 years. Marge was born on September 17, 1930 in McDonald, OH, the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Kish...
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Harriet W. Hoskins

July 10, 1920 - September 12, 2016

Harriet Winifred Hoskins, age 96 of Cortland, fell asleep in death Monday morning, September 12, 2016, at Cortland Healthcare Center. She was born July 10, 1920 in Cortland, the daughter of the late Fred D. and Frances Carrie Levitt Shumaker. Harriet was a graduate of Fowler High School and a 1938 graduate of the Derma-Way Cosmetology School in Michigan. She along with her husband, Hayes C....
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Joanna Maher

October 21, 1931 - September 7, 2016

Joanna Maher, 84, of Bristolville, died on September 7, 2016 at 6:45 am, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Joanna was born on October 21, 1931, in Alton, WV, a daughter of the late Freeman and Mary (Johns) Zickefoose. She worked for Normandy Productions as a plastic press operator for over 40 years. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping and hitting up garage sales. Joanna was an...
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Caliope Diakakis

July 15, 1945 - September 4, 2016

Cortland – Caliope "Clara" Diakakis, 71, passed away Sunday morning, September 4, 2016 at the Hospice House in Poland, OH. Clara was born in Warren, OH on July 15, 1945, a daughter of the late Nick and Mary (Hray) Economos. She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and found employment at the United States Air Force Base in Vienna, OH. She was a member of St. Demetrios Greek...
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Diane Hay

March 7, 1945 - August 31, 2016

Diane E. Hay, age 71 passed away on August 31, 2016 at Community Skilled Health in Warren. Diane was born in Greensville, PA on March 7, 1945 to Glenn & Della (Clark) Douglass. She married her high school sweetheart, Harold Hay, on January 20, 1960. She retired from Allegheny Typewriter where she worked as their bookkeeper. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harold; her children Chris...
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John C. Lowry

October 28, 1933 - August 28, 2016

John C. Lowry, 82, of Cortland, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:05 am. He was born October 28, 1933, in Somerset, Pa. a son of the late John and Katherine (Shaffer) Lowry. John graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1951. John proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He later went on to receive his Bachelors in Education from Springfield College...
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Majorie Pauline Henson

July 2, 1920 - August 26, 2016

Marjorie Pauline Henson, 96, of Cortland, went home to be with the Lord, on August 26, 2016 at 3:40 am at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. Marjorie was born on July 2, 1920 in Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late Knotts and Cleora (Hanger) Chenoweth. Marjorie graduated from Calhoun County Middle-High School. She then attended West Virginia State College earing her Bachelor's degree in...
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Leo E. Hodgkiss

August 10, 1938 - August 15, 2016

Leo E. Hodgkiss, 78 of Johnston Township died Monday morning, August 15, 2016, at Hospice House in Poland. He was born August 10, 1938 in Tarrs, Pennsylvania the son of the late Raymond E. and Sibbit Baird Hodgkiss. Leo worked in the transportation department at Copperweld Steel for 43 years, retiring in December 2000. He was an avid fan of Indy car racing and attended the Indianapolis 500...
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Helen O. Phillips

February 2, 1929 - August 13, 2016

Helen O. Phillips, 87, of Fowler, went home to be with the Lord, early Saturday morning on August 13, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Helen was born on February 2, 1929 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Frank and Velma V. Virag. She was a 1949 graduate of Fowler High School, and a lifelong resident of Cortland. She was a proud member of St. Roberts Church, in Cortland. Helen...
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Karen L. Bauer

March 8, 1942 - August 8, 2016

JOHNSTON- Karen L. Bauer, 74, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Just Like Home Assisted Living in Warren, following a twenty five year battle with cancer. She was born on March 8, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late, Alvin and Annabelle (Barnum) Bauer. Karen graduated from Maplewood High School in 1960. She was retired from Packard Electric. A memorial service will be held on...
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Harold L. Richman

October 6, 1933 - August 8, 2016

Harold L. Richman, age 82, of Bristolville, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at his residence. Harold was born October 6, 1933 in Mecca to the late Howard and Nina (Shaffer) Richman. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Harold married his wife Martha on October 28, 1956. Martha was the love of his life. They had three children, Tim (Angie) Richman, Karen (Bob) Oviatt, and Deborah (Bob) Stern. Three...
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Velva J. Clupper

May 25, 1939 - August 4, 2016

Velva J. Clupper, age 77, of Cortland, died Thursday, August 04, 2016 at her residence. Velva was born May 25, 1939 in Hartford to the late Kenneth E. and Ruth E. (Brown) Jones. She was a graduate of Hartford High School. Velva retired from Packard Electric. She was a member of Hartford Community Church, and the National Corvette Restores Society. Besides her parents, she is preceded in...
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Kathryn J. Lew

August 27, 1952 - August 2, 2016

Kathryn J. Lew, age 63, of Cortland, passed away Tuesday, August 2nd at Select Specialty Hospital in Warren. Kathryn was born August 27, 1952 in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Inez (Torquato) Aquilino. Kathryn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Robert's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Myron Lew whom she married May 17, 1975; her...
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Mary Frances Martin

July 10, 1928 - July 10, 2016

Cortland- Mary F. Martin, 87, of Cortland, passed away Sunday evening at her residence surrounded by her daughters. She was born July 27, 1928 in Buffalo , New York, a daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa (Neilan) Mosko. Mary Frances has lovingly reunited with her husband, Benjamin Martin. Even going through the terrible journey of Alzheimer's, Mary was still a joy to be with, and she kept...
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Dorothy Stern

May 27, 1928 - July 9, 2016

Bristolville – Dorothy I. Stern, 88, passed away Saturday morning, July 9, 2016 at Washington Square Health Care in Warren, OH, surrounded by her family, after a long illness. Dorothy was born on May 27, 1928 in Cameron, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Halcie Phillips and Ray Strawn She was a proud homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, canning, baking, cooking, and playing Domino's...
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Elizabeth Mae Hefner

February 7, 1920 - July 7, 2016

Cortland – Elizabeth "Betty" Hefner, 96, passed away Thursday evening, July 7, 2016 at Manor of the Autumn Hills in Niles, OH. Betty was born on February 20, 1920 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Newswanger) Trupe. She was a 1936 graduate of Vienna High School and attended Warren Business School. She found employment at Hillside Hospital working with Accounts...
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Norman Ray Fiest

July 11, 1931 - June 27, 2016

Fowler Township----- Norman R. Fiest, 84, of Fowler Township, died Monday evening June 27, 2016 at Hospice House of Poland, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Norman was born on July 11, 1931, in Warren a son of the late William H. and Jesse (Hites) Fiest. Norman attended Farmington High School. He co-owned and operated Fiest Hardwoods, Inc. and NRF Hardwoods for over 30 years, as...
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Kenneth E. Smith

November 8, 1933 - June 27, 2016

Cortland------- Kenneth E. Smith, 82, died June 27, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following complications from pneumonia. He was born November 8, 1933 in Warren, a son of the late Kenneth and Frances (Pilgrim) Smith. He attended Leavittsburgh High School. He proudly enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country for two years. Kenneth worked at Copperweld Steel as a supervisor;...
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Suzanne M. Bonds

February 24, 1948 - June 20, 2016

Suzanne M. Bonds, 68 of Bristolville, died at her home, on June 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm. Suzanne was born February 24, 1948 in Mentor, Ohio, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Kolzar Naumann. She was a 1966 graduate of Mentor High School. Suzanne was a devoted house wife and mother. Suzanne spent countless hours crafting and teaching the art of miniature dollhouses and accessories. She was an...
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Lucinda Mae Morrison

September 30, 1924 - June 19, 2016

VIENNA- Lucinda Mae Morrison, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at her home in Vienna. She was born on September 30, 1924 in Whitehaven, PA, daughter of the late Maude Carene Hawbook Foursner and Harry S. Peters. Lucinda was a member of the Vienna Assembly of God. She married her late husband Edward Albert Morrison on July 4, 1942. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2012. Lucinda...
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Frank Fucci, Jr.

September 22, 1928 - June 9, 2016

Champion – Frank Fucci Jr., 87, passed away Thursday morning, June 9, 2016 in Warren, OH. Frank was born on September 22, 1928 in Meadville, PA, the son of the late Frank Fucci Sr. and Helen Davis. He was a graduate of Meadville High School in Meadville, PA. After high school he married his wife, Elizabeth A. Fucci on October 18, 1946 and started their family together. He was a proud...
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Dacie P. Amon

March 13, 1932 - June 7, 2016

WARREN- Dacie P. Amon, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born on March 13, 1932 in Gassaway, WV, daughter of the late Marvin Virgil and Beulah Dent (Seal) Perrine. Dacie was an active member of the Warren Church of God where she served in the women's ministry, Sunday school and on the flower fund. She served as Tentant Association...
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F. Kash Smith

June 29, 1936 - June 6, 2016

F. Kash Smith, 79 of Cortland died Monday evening, June 6, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital from complications of Guillain-Barre' syndrome. Kash was born June 29, 1936 in McConnellsville, Ohio the son of the late George and Lois Schoonover Banas. He was adopted at age 5 by his maternal grandparents, Pearl and Frank Smith. Kash attended school in McConnellsvile and attended Kent State...
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Mirriam Ellen Finch

February 20, 1923 - May 20, 2016

FARMDALE- Mirriam Ellen Finch, 93, passed away on Friday morning, May 20, 2016 at Concord Care of Cortland. She was born on February 20, 1923 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late John Charles and Edith Clara Mae (Griffith) Gouldthorpe. Mirriam had a heart of gold and was a member of various clubs and groups in Trumbull county over her long and wonderful life. She was an active member of Greene...
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Helen Elizabeth Watson

December 6, 1931 - May 8, 2016

Helen Elizabeth Watson, age 84, of Johnston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:45 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Helen was born December 6, 1931 in Idamay, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lewis and Julianna (Maruse) Boros. Helen was a proud member of Johnston Federated United Methodist Church and participated for years , putting on puppet shows and reading to...
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Lois M. Smith

December 17, 1941 - May 4, 2016

MECCA- Lois M. Smith, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She was born on December 17, 1941 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the late, John and Elizabeth (Hill) Duncan. Lois was a lifetime resident of Mecca. Lois married her late husband, Ernest R. Smith on June 28, 1963. Lois was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and enjoyed watching the game show...
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Cristin Elizabeth Urso

July 21, 1981 - April 17, 2016

Cortland Cristin E. Urso, age 34 from Cortland, died Sunday April 17, 2016. She was born on July 21, 1981 in Warren the daughter of Karen (Smith) Porter. Cristin attended Howland High School. She loved her dogs and spending time on the beach. Cristin will be sadly missed by her only son Owen Porter, her mother Karen Porter of Cortland whom she made her home with, two brothers; Frank Styno of...
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Peggy Marie Burnette

February 15, 1956 - April 5, 2016

Peggy M. Burnette, age 60 died at her home on April 5, 2016, following a brief illness. Peggy was born on February 15, 1956 in California, a daughter of Melvin Mankins and the late Maddie Weeks. Peggy was a homemaker and loved to cook and bake for all her family and friends. She would spend countless hours watching birds and other wildlife. Peggy's nieces and nephew would come up and spend...
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Howard C. EdwardsSr.

August 9, 1931 - April 4, 2016

Howard C. Edwards, Sr. of Fowler Township died Monday morning, April 4, 2016, at the age of 84, from complications of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born August 9, 1931 in Warren, the son of the late Howard and Julia (Knight) Edwards. He was raised in Niles and later lived on his father's and grandfather's farm in Liberty, Ohio. Howard was a 1949...
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David L. Biggin

November 12, 1947 - February 27, 2016

David L. Biggin, 68, of Warren, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, after losing a battle with cancer. David was born on November 12, 1947 in Warren, a son of the late Donald L. and Marjorie (Sipps) Biggin. David attended Lakeview High School. He joined the Army, and a Vietnam veteran, serving his country proudly for two years. He worked in the oil fields and as a...
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Ruth Marie Cole

November 21, 1925 - February 10, 2016

Ruth Cole, 90, formerly of Wexford, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio after a lengthy battle with dementia and pneumonia. She was born on November 22, 1925 in Chireno, Texas, daughter of the late, Felix and Laura Mae (Lazarine) Y'Barbo. After high school, Ruth moved to Leavittsburg, OH and worked at Trumbull Lamp for ten years....
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Esther B. Holik

June 27, 1927 - January 9, 2016

Esther B. Holik, 88 formerly of Johnston Township, died Saturday morning, January 9, 2016, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. She was born June 27, 1927 in Warren, the daughter of the late Glenn Otis and Myrabell Button Burnett. She had been a Johnston Township resident for 61 years. Esther was a 1945 graduate of Mecca High School and worked at Burlington Coat Factory for 13 years until...
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Deloris Hershberger

October 27, 1940 - January 8, 2016

Cortland – Deloris Hershberger, 75 passed away Friday evening, January 8, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown, OH. Deloris was born on October 27, 1940 in Logan OH, a daughter of the late Delbert Raymond Freeman and Maxine Deloris Freeman. She was a 1958 graduate of Howland High School. After high school she married her high school sweetheart, Harry Hershberger on May 27, 1958...
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Michael E. Boran, Jr.

July 1, 1947 - December 14, 2015

Michael E. Boran, Jr., 68 of Cortland, died Monday afternoon, December 14, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic of a sudden illness. He was born July 1, 1947 in Warren, the son of the late Michael Eric and Philomena Dorothy Skrownski Boran. He was a Trumbull county resident most of his life. Michael was a 1965 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Youngstown College. He served in...
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Judy Carol Shamrock

April 4, 1950 - December 13, 2015

Judy Carol Shamrock, 65, of Cortland died suddenly on December 13, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic during surgery. Judy was born April 4, 1950 in Chillicothe, Oh a daughter of LaVere (nee Rose) Ellis and Jack Ellis and the late Robert C. Master. Judy was a 1968 graduate of Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, CA. She worked for 27 years at Warren General Hospital and St. Joseph hospital as a...
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Betty Jane Michalski

November 25, 1921 - December 13, 2015

Betty Jane Michalski, 94, of Greene Township died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at St. Joseph Heath Center, surrounded by her family. Betty was born on November 25, 1921 in Greene Township a daughter of the late Henry and Gladys (Hitchcock) Manes. Betty was a 1939 graduate of Greene High School. She worked for Maplewood North Elementary School as a cook for 20 years. Betty was a proud member of...
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Helen S. Rood

February 22, 1922 - December 12, 2015

West Mecca – Helen S. Rood, 93, passed away Saturday morning, December 12, 2015 at Windsor House of Champion. Helen was born on February 22, 1922 in Johnson, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Ada (Grant) Smalley. She was a life-long resident of West Mecca and a 1940 graduate of Mecca High School. She found employment at Packard Electric as an Office Clerk for 30 years until she...
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Walter W. Conley

December 5, 1922 - November 16, 2015

Walter W. Conley, 92, peacefully passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Cresson, PA, the son of the late Ray and Lydia Barr Conley. Walter was a graduate of Fowler High School and Youngstown College (YSU). He worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Taylor-Winfield in Warren, retiring in 1984, and was a veteran who proudly served during WWII in the U.S....
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Bill D. Brown

November 6, 1941 - November 6, 2015

FOWLER TWP.- Bill D. Brown, 74, passed away from his earthly life and went to be with the Lord at his home with his family and friends around him on Friday, November 6, 2015. He was born on November 6, 1941 in Somerset, PA to Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Koontz) Brown. Bill married his wife, Patricia (Costello) Brown on July 8, 1978. Bill worked as an auto body technician and then as head...
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Mary G. Ellway

May 21, 1924 - November 5, 2015

CORTLAND- Mary G. Ellway, 91, passed away on November 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. She was born May 21, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio to Marcel P. and Helen Monroe Arnal. She graduated from Fowler High School, St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing as part of the Navy Cadet Nursing Corp, Youngstown State University and received her Master's degree from the University of Dayton. She worked as...
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Alden J. Horner

January 20, 1934 - November 4, 2015

Alden J. Horner, age 81, of Johnston Township died Wednesday November 4, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Health Center. He was born on January 20, 1934 in Reynoldsvile, Pennsylvania a son of the late Robert B. and Jessie (Geer) Horner. Alden severed in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He worked in steel industry as a crane operator for Van Huffle and Wheatland Tube for over 35 years. He...
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Lester Alan Ayres

March 23, 1947 - October 12, 2015

Lester Alan Ayres, 68, formally of Mecca died Monday October 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm at his home. Lester was born on March 23 1947 in Cambridge, a son of the late Everett Lloyd and Delma Irene (Atkinson) Ayres. Lester attended West Farmington High School. He worked at Packard Electric on the line as a slitter operator, he retired after 32 years. Lester was a proud member of the Cortland Moose Lodge...
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Dorothea L. Snowden

October 10, 1932 - October 5, 2015

Dorothea Louise Snowden, 82 of Cortland passed away peacefully, at her home, on October 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm, with her family and Cross Road Hospice by her side. Dorothea was born October 10, 1932 in Clarksburg, PA, a daughter of the late William and Georgina (Whittaker) Eakins Dorothea was a 1950 graduate of Braceville High School. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, and spending time with...
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Wesley C. Duff

July 21, 1945 - September 29, 2015

Wesley Clayre Duff, 70, of Fowler, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at The Manor at Autumn Hills in Niles after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and cancer. He was born on July 21, 1945, and was the son of the late Craig Wesley and Lillian Mae (Weaver) Duff. He was raised in Fowler and graduated from Fowler High School in 1963. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps during...
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Sally Ann White

January 2, 2015 - September 24, 2015

CORTLAND- Sally White, 78, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born on January 2, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of the late, John and Jeanie (Beaver) Balogh. Sally married her late husband, Robert B. White, Sr. on September 23, 1955. She was retired from Buffalo Plastics in Andover, Ohio. Sally enjoyed crocheting, canning and...
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Edith Davis

March 30, 1926 - September 21, 2015

Edith Davis, 89 of Niles, formally of Cortland died September 21, 2015 at 7:05 am. at Shepard of the Valley in Niles, surrounded by her family. Edith was born March 30, 1926 in West Mecca, a daughter of the late Melvin and Flossie (Lenney) Overmier-Schilliger. Edith worked as a waitress for Perkins Restaurant for several years. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and...
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James R. Stewart

November 13, 1926 - September 19, 2015

James R. Stewart, 88 of Cortland died on September 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm at Washington Square Nursing Home in Warren, OH. James was born on November 13, 1926 in Fort Mitchell, KY, a son of the late Jesse R. and Alice P. (Ball) Stewart. James was 1943 graduate of Cincinnati High School. After graduation he enlisted in The United States Navy as a firefighter serving from 1943 to 1946 over seas...
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Robert g. Dunch, Jr.

April 25, 1961 - September 13, 2015

Bazetta – Robert G. Dunch Jr., 54, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2015 at his home. Robert was born on April 25, 1961 in Warren, OH, a son of the late Robert G. Dunch Sr. and Helen (Hartwich) Dunch. He was a 1979 graduate of Lakeview High School and was employed with American Welding and The City of Warren Sanitation Department. He was a member of the Mecca Moose Lodge #1012. He...
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Michael Alan Shaffer

May 7, 1958 - September 8, 2015

Michael A. Shaffer, 57, passed away on Tuesday September 8, 2015 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Born May 7, 1958 in Munich, Germany, he lived in Cortland, Ohio before joining the U.S. Army as an officer. Upon leaving the military, Michael returned to Ohio to assist in the family business. Michael eventually moved to Massachusetts where he worked for Veracode Security Company as a Software...
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Eugene Gene Cordray

September 19, 1935 - August 25, 2015

Eugene L. "Gene" Cordray, 79 of Bristolville, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born at home on the family farm in North Jackson on September 19, 1935, the son of the late Leslie W. and Thelma Broadsword Cordray. Gene fought a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma for over 15 1/2 years. Gene graduated from Jackson Milton...
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Mollie Susan Moore

September 22, 1938 - August 25, 2015

CORTLAND- Mollie Susan Moore, 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born on September 22, 1938 in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. and Alma (Worls) Thornton, Sr. Mollie was a member of West Mecca United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Mecca Wealthy Rebekah Lodge #278 and the Women of the Moose...
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Norma J. Grayson

March 22, 1930 - July 19, 2015

Norma J. Grayson, 85 of Cortland, died peacefully in Kissimmee FL, Sunday, July 19, 2015 after a lengthy illness. She was born February 22, 1930 in Burghill, the daughter of the late Maurice and Helen Banning McElrath. She had been a longtime Cortland resident. Norma was a 1949 graduate of Cortland High School. She retired from Delphi Packard Electric in 1987, after 28 years service, where...
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Alberta Grace Hammond

April 22, 1924 - February 12, 2015

BAZETTA- Alberta Grace Woofter Hammond, age 90, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7:21 p.m. at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was born April 22, 1924, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of the late Karl Woofter and the late Ethel Mann Woofter. Mrs. Hammond graduated from Mecca High School as class Valedictorian in 1942. On March 6, 1943 she married her late...
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Donna Ann Burns

June 18, 1947 - February 11, 2015

Donna A. (Snyder) Burns, 67, of Mecca, passed away February 11, 2015 at Community Skilled Nursing Home in Warren, OH. Donna was born June 18, 1947 in Plumville, PA, a daughter of Albert Lukehart and Helen (Vanhorn) Bowser. She graduated from Maplewood High School in 1966. Donna worked for Packard Electric, as a line assembler from 1967, until she retired in 1997. She enjoyed playing cards,...
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Melody Sue Vandervort

October 10, 1947 - February 2, 2015

Melody S. Vandervort, 67, of Vienna, passed away February 2, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's in Youngstown, Ohio. Melody was born October 10, 1947 in Warren, OH, a daughter of Betty (Ware) Schiefelbein and Lester "Bud" Warner. She was a 1966 graduate of Matthews High School. She worked for General Motors as a line assembler for many years. Melody loved to find deals at local garage sales and flea markets...
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Rita Alice Teubner

March 23, 1923 - December 21, 2014

CORTLAND, OH- Rita A. Teubner, 91, formerly of Newton Falls, OH, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Health Care Center in Warren, Ohio. She was born on March 23, 1923 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to the late, Frobe and Evelina (Couet) Caron. Rita married Ferdinand W. Teubner on December 1, 1945. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1988 after 43 years of marriage. Rita was...
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Cheryl Jean Lutz

August 10, 1944 - December 16, 2014

Cheryl Jean (Johnston) Lutz , 70, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of New Castle, Pa, passed away on the morning of December 15, 2014, after a short illness. She was born August 10, 1944 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Marguerite Hunter, and was then lovingly adopted by the late, Francis E. and Clara M. Johnston. She loved quiet drives to Mosquito Lake, daily lunches at Subway, tiny treats from the...
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Nelvan Skeet Williams

September 5, 1930 - December 14, 2014

CORTLAND- Nelvan "Skeet" Williams, 84, of Cortland passed away December 14, 2014 at Hospice House of Poland. Nelvan was born in September 1930, in Mecca OH, son of the late Robert and Hazel Williams. Nelvan graduated from Maplewood High School in 1950. After losing his farther at the age of 14, he was raised by his stepfather, Orla Drum, who instilled in him a love for animals and farming. ...
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Earl Joseph Lundy

July 15, 1944 - December 14, 2014

Joe Lundy, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in Warren, with his family by his side. He was born on July 15, 1944 in Punxsutawney, PA, the son of Earl and Jane Lundy. Joe graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1962 and would go on to work at Van Huffel Tube and Vanex Tube. He retired in 2011. In his free time, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking,...
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Charles Chuckie Derr

June 20, 1958 - December 13, 2014

Cortland – Our beloved Charles "Chuckie" Derr, 56, went to be the Lord on Saturday evening, December 13, 2014 as a result of Colon Cancer, with his family by his side. Charles was born on June 20, 1958 in Warren, OH, the son of Charles Derr and Patricia (Lanahan) Derr, he was a lifelong resident of Cortland, OH. Charles was an active member of St. Roberts Church. He retired from Copperweld...
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Helen Ondo

April 6, 1922 - December 8, 2014

Helen Ondo, age 92, of Cortland, Ohio, died on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio at 6:15 PM. She was born on April 6, 1922 in Warren, the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Bajalo Kovach. Helen was a graduate of Fowler High School. She was a retired repairman at Packard Electric. Some of her hobbies included knitting, gardening, and weeding. Mrs. Ondo was a...
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Donald Louis Barzak, Sr.

July 30, 1927 - December 5, 2014

JOHNSTON TWP, OH- Donald L. Barzak, Sr., 87, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at UPMC Greenville Hospital in Pennsylvania, with his family by his side. Donald was born on July 30, 1927 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late, Louis Barzak and Ethel Scott Barzak Chapman. Donald worked 40 years at Republic Steel- LTV as a tow motor operator, retiring in 1986. He was a farmer and gardener his...
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Mariam L. Downing

January 27, 1927 - November 21, 2014

CORTLAND- Mrs. Mariam L. Downing, 87, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, OH. She was born January 27, 1927 in Struthers, OH, the daughter of Paul E. and Stella L. Bailey Ellis. Mariam was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She married Willam C. Downing on November 28, 1946 and they were married for 55 years before Bill's passing on December 17, 2001....
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Donna J. Dunn

July 13, 1953 - November 18, 2014

Donna J. Dunn, age 61 of Cortland, Ohio, died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM at her home. She was born on July 13, 1953 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Pauline Stefanik Bacha of Columbus, Ohio, and the late Robert J. Bacha, Sr. Donna was a 1971 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and also a 1973 graduate of Choffin School of Practical Nursing. She was a Licensed Practical...
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Mary Ann Drummond

January 19, 1943 - November 18, 2014

Warren – Mary Ann Drummond, 71, passed away Tuesday evening, November 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. Mary Ann was born on January 8, 1943, in Morgantown, W.V., a daughter to the late Erving Leroy and Anna Lee (Jackson) Mundell. She attended Chalker High School in Southington and worked at Trumbull Career and Technical Center in Champion. In her spare time she enjoyed...
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Mary Lucille Beaumont

January 22, 1920 - November 12, 2014

CORTLAND- Mary Lucille Beaumont, 94, of Cortland died Wednesday afternoon, November 12, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She was born January 22, 1920 in Uniontown, PA., the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Mary Leslie McDade. Lucille was an active member of Cortland Christian Church and a member of the Opal Chapter No. 181 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Cortland. She...
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Virginia G. Reinard

May 25, 1923 - November 7, 2014

Palm Bay, FL. - Virginia G. Reinard, 91, formerly of Warren, OH, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014 at her residence in Palm Bay, Florida. She was born on May 25, 1923 to the late, Howard and Verne Cook in Harmony, PA. Virginia married her husband, Dale E. Reinard on June 21, 1947. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren, Ohio before moving to Florida and attending...
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Kristi Ann Davis

December 20, 1960 - November 6, 2014

Kristi Ann Davis, 53, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at her home in Fowler Township, Ohio. She was born on December 20, 1960 in Warren, Ohio to the late, Donald and Vonda (Carnes) Went. Kristi graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1978. She married her husband, Tom Davis on February 22, 2004. She was employed with Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, Ohio as a Dietary Manager....
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Connie Ilean Scott

December 24, 1945 - November 4, 2014

CORTLAND- Connie Ilean Scott, 68, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Warren, Ohio. She was born on December 24, 1945 to the late, Lewis and Bessie Ilean (Meyers) Lenart, Jr. in Somerset, PA. Connie was a Caregiver many, many years. Connie is survived by her son, Kenneth (Shelly) Scott II of Mecca, OH; daughters, Deborah (Dan) Miller of Champion Twp, OH and Kimberly Scott of Warren, OH;...
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Helen Naomi Dunch

November 22, 1937 - October 25, 2014

Helen Naomi Dunch, 76, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 22, 1937 in Sharon, PA to the late, William C. Hartwick and Gladys (Henniger) Risher. Helen retired from Packard Electric after 30 years, and was a member of the UAW Local 717 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary Lodge...
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William Boorn

October 23, 1929 - October 16, 2014

Warren - William "Gene" Boorn, 84, passed away Thursday evening, October 16, 2014 after a brief stay at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. William was born in Newton Falls, OH on October 23, 1929, a son of the late William N. Boorn and Daisy (Revis) Rideout. He spent fifteen years in Mespo before moving to Bristolville. He was a graduate from Bristol High School and a member of the Civil Defense...
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Merle Ray Johnson

June 21, 1939 - September 22, 2014

Merle Ray Johnson, 75 of Howland Township, died Monday morning, September 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born June 21, 1939 in Hartford, the son of the late Merle Ivan and Lola Garringer Johnson. Ray was a 1957 graduate of Cortland High School. He then served from 1959-1961 as a private first class in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1994 from the G.E. Ohio Lamp plant in Warren,...
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Marilyn K. Stephens

April 25, 1942 - October 25, 2013

Marilyn K. Stephens, age 71 of Champion, Ohio, died on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 25, 1942 in Warren, the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Helen McFall Groff. Marilyn was a homemaker, she loved to cook, bake and garden. Her greatest joy was being with and doing for her family especially her seven grandchildren, Nicholas,...
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Kathryn O. Finlaw

July 6, 1922 - October 24, 2013

Kathryn O. Finlaw, age 91 of Greene, Ohio, died on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. Kathryn was born on July 6, 1922 in Northfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Albie Yunkman Eddy. Mrs. Finlaw was a lifetime member of the Greene Church of the Nazarene, where she held various board positions over the years. She was a 1940 graduate of...
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Doris M. Donegan

November 9, 1915 - October 9, 2013

Doris M. Donegan, age 97, of Mecca Township, Ohio, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:55 PM at Hospice House of Poland. She was born on November 9, 1915 in Mecca Township, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Duncan Graham. Doris was a 1933 graduate of Mecca High School. Mrs. Donegan was a homemaker, as she was an immaculate housekeeper and a great cook. She also loved to play...
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Eddie C. Kubuj

February 24, 1925 - October 4, 2013

Eddie Kubuj, age 88, formerly of Mecca, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013, at Community Skilled Healthcare in Warren. Ed was born February 24, 1925, the son of the late Stefania (Moscieski) Kubuj and Stanley Kubuj in Cleveland, Ohio. Ed graduated from Greene High School in 1943. After attending Youngstown State University, Ed went on to work as a Product Engineer at Halsey Taylor in Warren,...
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Suzanne J. Cordwell

March 25, 1947 - October 4, 2013

Suzanne J. Cordwell, age 66, of Orwell, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:38 AM at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation of heart failure. Suzanne was born in Warren, Ohio on March 25, 1947, the daughter of the late Charles Spitler, Sr. and Virginia Kincaid Spitler Keener. Survivors include her two foster children, Ashley and Robert and her foster granddaughter, Kaylee all of Orwell;...
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Kenneth E. Parks

November 1, 1940 - September 28, 2013

Kenneth E. Parks, age 72 of Cortland, Ohio, died at 1:34 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren after suffering a massive heart attack. Kenny was born on November 1, 1940, in Lincoln Park, Michigan, the son of the late Kenneth and Marjorie Ferguson Parks. Kenny was a retired truck driver from Packard Electric in 1997. He belonged to the Masons #529 Cortland Lodge...
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Paul Sherman Saunders

September 17, 1938 - September 22, 2013

Paul S. Saunders, 75 of Fowler, Ohio and formerly of Fairmont, died Sunday morning, September 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. He was born September 17, 1938 in Fairmont, West Virginia the son of the late Ray Dewey and Lydia Virginia Coburn Saunders. Paul had been disabled for many years. He had been a member of Worthington Church in Fairmont. He is survived by two sisters,...
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Thomas John Davis

February 20, 1942 - September 22, 2013

Thomas J. Davis, 71 of Cortland, died Sunday evening, September 22, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born February 20, 1942 in Girard the son of the late Richard Thomas and Rema Louise Love Davis. He had been a Trumbull county resident most of his life, living in Howland for many years before moving to Cortland in 1993. Tom was a 1960 graduate of Girard High School, where he had...
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Eva M. Bussinger

July 12, 1938 - September 21, 2013

Eva M. Bussinger, age 75, of Linesville, PA, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Marquette Hospice House in Meadville, PA. She was born on July 12, 1938, in Cortland, Ohio, the daughter of the late James C. and Lillie Casterline Saltzmann, Sr. Eva was a Secretary for Wollam Insurance in Cortland and she was also a bookkeeper for Palmer Accountant Firm formerly of Cortland. She enjoyed...
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Marion Macko

December 24, 1930 - September 20, 2013

Marian Kendea Macko, 82, of Cortland, Ohio died on September 20, 2013. She was born on December 24, 1930 in Wheatland, Pennsylvania, daughter of Charles and Florence Muntean Kendea. She graduated from Farrell Sr. High School in 1948. She worked at Westing House Electric in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She married Joseph George Macko in 1952. They were members of St. Michael's Church in Greenville,...
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Charles Walker

April 29, 1951 - September 17, 2013

Charles J. "Chuck" Walker, age 62, of Mount Dora, FL, formerly of Cortland, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center of pneumonia. He was born on April 29, 1951 in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Helen Mae Walker of Cortland, and the late Charles H. Walker. Mr. Walker graduated from Maplewood High School and joined the US Marines where he served during the Vietnam War....
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Dorothy Jean Gail Wood

August 28, 1926 - September 16, 2013

Dorothy Jean Gail Wood, age 87, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013. Dorothy was born on August 28, 1926 in Cortland, Ohio to the late, Maude M. (Kellogg) and William A. Gail Sr. and was a lifetime area resident graduating from Fowler High School in 1944. Dorothy married the love of her life, Howard E. Wood on April 1, 1945. During their 55 years of marriage together, they enjoyed camping...
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William Joseph Surdakowski

January 14, 1939 - September 12, 2013

William Joseph "Bill" Surdakowski, age 74, of Mecca, Ohio, died at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM. He was born on January 14, 1939 in Ellenville, New York, the son of the late Henry and Hildegard Dierkes Surdakowski. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla obtaining his Bachelor Degree in Engineering. Bill was an honorably discharged US Navy Veteran, serving...
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Elizabeth Betty Thaxton

May 31, 1928 - September 10, 2013

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Thaxton, age 85 of Cortland, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:25 AM at Lake Vista. She was born on May 31, 1928 in Weathersfield, Oh, the daughter of the late Frank Torok and Stella (Sudol) Torok. Betty was a head teller at the Cortland Bank for thirty three years. She was a member the Cortland United Methodist Church for over fifty years, Rebecca Lodge, and...
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Phyllis E. Byler

July 7, 1937 - September 6, 2013

Phyllis E. Byler, 76, went to Heaven Friday morning, September 6, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren OH. She was born in Warren on July 7, 1937, a daughter of John Szabo and Louise (Nims) Szabo. She was a 1955 graduate of Fowler High School. She was also a long time resident of Cortland. Phyllis married Freeman Byler on August 25, 1956 who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a member of...
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