SALZMAN ROBERTA SALZMAN (nee Ardman), beloved wife of the late Edwin. Loving mother of Michele (Mark) McTernan. Devoted grandmother of Ada. Dear sister of Ellen and Martin (Linda) Ardman. Services will be held Wednesday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1985 S. TAYLOR RD., CLEVELAND HTS. Interment Mayfield Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence, 6606 Indiana Ave., Mayfield Hts., WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES UNTIL 8 P.M., THURSDAY EVENING 7-9 P.M. Friends who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society or The Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple.
Published in The Plain Dealer on 5/2/2006.
Constance Frantz-Weller - 9/29/2005
PHOENIX – There will be services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Funeral Home, for Constance F. Weller, 67, formerly of Youngstown, who passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2005, in Phoenix.
Ms. Weller was born March 19, 1939 in Salem, a daughter of Charles and Ruth Gray-Frantz.
She was employed as a loan officer for Dollar Bank when she lived in Youngstown, and for Wells Fargo in Phoenix.
Surviving her are a daughter, Rachel (Curtis Heit) Weller of Phoenix; a son, Warren Weller of Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister, Carol Gage of Poland; and a granddaughter, Katherine.
Marcia Greene, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother And Friend, Died Peacefully In Her Home, Thursday, May 25. No Visitation. Donations May Be Made To Hospice Of The Western Reserve.
Published in The Plain Dealer on 5/27/2006.
David Hollander - 3/1/2006
Hollywood, FL David Garfunkel Hollander passed away after a courageous fight
with cancer. He made his impact on the Pembroke Pines and the Hollywood
communities as Chairman of Silver Builders, developing residential and
commercial properties for the past 25 years.
He was born in Sharon, PA., and raised in Youngstown, the son of the late Bernard and Helen Hollander.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, he started working construction in Ohio and that career escalated into many successful years in South Florida.
As a philanthropist, he established a foundation for the Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Departments and was honored by the City of Hope as Humanitarian of the Year, which was entered into the Congressional Record, and has endowed Temple Solel and many other charities.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Stephanie, and his children, Evan Hollander, Melissa and Brad Ackerman, Marnie Feinberg and Brett and Adina Hollander; his loving brother and business partner, Walter and wife Bobbie Hollander; and grandchildren Alexa, Maxie, Roxy, Helaina, Peter, Blake, Julia, Remy and Sasha.
David’s smile and hugs will be greatly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and the community at large.
Richard J. “Tati” Horvath, 70 - 7/26/2006
POLAND – Richard J. “Tati” Horvath, 70, passed away early Friday morning, July 26, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Tati was born July 11, 1936, a son of James A. and Mary Stetts Horvath. He graduated from The Rayen School, where he played a key role on the school’s undefeated 1954 football team and was named first-team All-City and first-team All-State. Tati established a lifelong reputation as an outstanding athlete and sportsman.
On Nov. 26, 1956, he married Jeanette Patta, with whom he spent the next 49 years.
He worked at U.S. Steel before joining the Youngstown Fire Department, where he served for 27 years. Known for his work ethic, he also worked for Union Distributing and Superior Beverage during his time as a firefighter, joining Brink’s after his retirement from the department in 1993.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves two daughters, Patricia Choppa (John) of Dublin, Ohio, and Kathy Russo (Terry) of Boardman; a son, Richard (Pollyn) of Hoboken, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Julie and Christopher Russo, both of Columbus. He leaves three brothers, James (Cam) of Akron, John (Mary) of Youngstown and Frank (Carla Ellis) of Poinciana, Fla., as well as many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all those he touched.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his bother, Leslie.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Assumption Village and Hospice of the Valley for their kindness and compassion in caring for Richard during the past several years.
Charles Klempay - 11/23/2005
November 23 2005
Charles Klempay, 68, of Austintown, passed away Wednesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, following a three month battle with lung cancer.
He was born September 11, 1937 in Youngstown, the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Jones) Klempay.
He was a 1956 graduate of Rayen High School, and had been employed as a Housemover with Klempay and Son's until 1985, then as a Bricklayer with his brother Michael until 1999.
He was an avid cribbage player, and one-time Youngstown champion.
Mr. Klempay will be sadly missed by many, including his wife, the former Lauretta (Smith) Klempay, whom he married August 26, 1998,
Lawrence "Renny" Miller - 3/12/2005
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH
Lawrence Renick Renny Miller, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Melbourne, Florida. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 11, 1936, the son of Lawrence W. Miller and Dorothy B. Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, David. Mr. Miller attended Western Reserve Academy and Mercersburg Academy before graduating from The Rayen School in Youngstown. He attended Denison College in Granville, Ohio. Mr. Miller was married for six teen years to Melinda L. Miller of Indian Harbour Beach Florida. Prior to that he resided in the Chicago area where he was the CEO of Hardwood Lumber and CEO of L. R. Miller, Inc., an interstate trucking company. Mr. Miller was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He was also a member of the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. Mr. Miller enjoyed many years of boating, diving and fishing in the waters off the Bahamas where he has maintained a residence for over forty years on Grand Bahama Island. His boat, the Yes, Dear, gave him and his family many years of fun and enjoyment. His fishing guide, Israel Rolle, known as Bonefish Folley, was his partner in many fishing adventures for all of those forty years. Mr. Miler is survived by his two sons, Renick (Sue) Miller, Derek (Amy) Miller; one daughter, Diane (Craig) Truitt, all of whom live in the Chicago area. He is also survived by his brother, Richard B. (Margo) Miller of Ocean Reef, Key Largo, Florida. He leaves behind six grandchildren and four nieces. A Memorial Service for Mr. Miller will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11 a.m., at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic, FL 32903 or to the Salvation Army 1080 So. Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, (321) 723-2345.
William Pierson - 12/22/2006
William Pierson passed away on December 22nd, after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Bill was was born June 27, 1935 in Sharon, Pa., and came to Youngstown as a child. He was employed as a finisher at Youngstown Steel Door for 18 years and then worked in the kitchen at Omni Manor Nursing Home for 13 years, retiring in 2000. He was an Army veteran. He was a 1955 graduate of the Rayen School and a former member of the Dominicana Club of St. Dominic Church. Besides his wife, Agnes, he leaves two sons, Mike and John; a sister, Maureen; two brothers, Ed and Charles; and two granddaughters.
Helen Andrjwski-Fusco - 9/27/2007
AUSTINTOWN - A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Casimir
Church, 145 Jefferson St., for Helen L. Andrjwski Fusco, 69, who passed away
Thursday morning at Mahoning Valley Hospital. Helen was born Nov. 29, 1937
in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph P. and Vera J. Bega Andrjwski Sr.
A 1955 graduate of The Rayen School, she was employed by Forum Health Northside and the Southside Hospitals as a registrar in admitting, retiring in 1999. She was the secretary at St. Casimir Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Helen was a member of the American Business Women of the Mahoning Valley and had a special devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Jesus. She enjoyed crafts, reading, playing cards with her family, and trips to San Diego, Calif. and the Outer Banks, N.C. Helen was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and of the Cleveland Browns. Her greatest love was for her family, especially her granddaughters.
Helen leaves her husband, Donald J. Fusco, whom she married Aug. 21, 1957; a son, David (Misty) Fusco of San Diego; two sisters, Jean (Stephen “Bud”) Symbolik and Betty Childers, both of Austintown; two brothers, Joseph (Bev) Andrjwski of Canfield and Thomas (Rosemarie) Andrjwski of Beloit; two granddaughters, Summer Moss and Mia Fusco; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Veronica Shuler.
Gloria Gossoff-Rosenblum - 9/16/2007
DELRAY BEACH, FLA. – There will be services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home for Gloria Rosenblum, 69, who passed away Sept. 16 at the Pinecrest Rehabilitation Center in Delray Beach of complications resulting from a stroke.
She was born March 26, 1938 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of A. Ray and Bette Gossoff. The family moved to Youngstown when Gloria was two years old.
Gloria attended Harding Hayes and The Rayen School in Youngstown. She then went on to Skidmore College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1959. In 1960, Gloria married William Rosenblum of Youngstown. She was a member of the Congregation Rodef Sholom, the Squaw Creek Country Club, and the Bocaire Country Club. Gloria was active in many local organizations.
Gloria Rosenblum leaves behind her beloved husband, William; her sons, Brian and Raymond Rosenblum; her daughter and son-in-law, Loren and Jay Soshnick; and her four grandchildren, Steven and Jessica Rosenblum and Adam and Jordan Soshnick.
Allan Edward Ferguson Sr. - 2/13/2008
CAPE CORAL, FLA. — Allan Edward Ferguson Sr., formerly of Austintown, passed away Feb. 13, 2008. He was the youngest of twin sons born July 23, 1937 in Youngstown to Henry and Frances Fern Metzler Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Ann Pasha Ferguson; his children, Allan E. Jr. (Tammy) Ferguson of Arcadia, Fla., Charles L. (Jill) Ferguson of Brandon, Fla., John H. (Lisa) Ferguson of North Royalton, Ohio, Lisa Marie (Stephen) Bourdon of Navarre, Fla., and Grant J. (Nancy) Wagoner of Cape Coral; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William (Delores) of Austintown, Ohio; his sister, Naomi (Richard) Hart of Poland, Ohio; and his twin brother, Albert (Shirley) of Cape Coral.
Mr. Ferguson served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959 and was honorably discharged with the rank of buck sergeant.While working at the old Republic Steel, he obtained his stationary engineering license in 1962, but he was laid off without ever getting to use the license. He began working at the former Flintkote in Ravenna in 1963 as a stationary engineer and retired from General Motors in Lordstown in 1997 as a stationary engineer and as supervisor of maintenance after 30 years of service. He was also involved with Cub Scouting, was an avid golfer and loved to hunt.
William Hamley - 8/15/2008
WILLIAM R. HAMLEY, age 70, of Leroy Twp. formerly of Concord Twp. Beloved husband for 40 years of Rita Hamley. Dear father of Kara (Jeff) O'Donnell and Kristin (Dustin Grove) Hamley. Grandfather of Amelia and Julia O'Donnell, Jasper William Grove. Son of Pat Greenstone and the late Jerome Greenstone. Brother of Thomas (Mary) Hamley. Funeral Mass
Ted N. Holcomb - 3/14/2010
(October 2, 1936 - March 14, 2010)
New Mexico- Ted N. Holcomb,73
Ted N. Holcomb, 73, passed away Sunday morning at the home of his daughter Charlotte (Rick) in Akron surrounded by his family. Ted was born October 2, 1936 in Dysart, PA a son of William and Martha Hughes Holcomb. Ted was a graduate of the Rayen School with the class of 1955. He was employed by the A.P Tea Company for over 25 years then Giant Eagle where he retired in 2000. He belonged to Retail clerks union Local #880. After retirement Ted and Beth moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he joined the University United Methodist Church. He will be sadly missed by his wife the former Mary Beth Snyder whom he married May 12, 1956. He is survived by his children, Mary (Dr. Donald) Farley of Chardon, OH, Ted (Maria) Holcomb of Shaker heights, OH, Charlotte (Rick Nelson) Holcomb of Akron, OH, John (Michelle) Holcomb of Stow,OH, Matthew (Laura) Holcomb of San Diego, CA; a brother Bill (Judy) Holcomb of Struthers, a sister Cheryl (James) Updegraff of Struthers; a sister-in law Sally Holcomb of Canfield, nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Jackie Mc Cutheon and two brothers, Tom and Paul Holcomb.
Betty Jo Scanlon-Anderson - 3/15/2010
BOARDMAN – There will be a funeral service held on Friday, March 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Elizabeth J. “Betty Jo” Anderson, 73, who passed away early Monday morning with her loving family by her side.
Betty Jo will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.
She was born March 6, 1937, in Youngstown, the daughter of James P. Sr. and Adele (Sylvester) Scanlon and was a lifelong area resident.
Betty Jo was a homemaker along with being a 1955 graduate of The Rayen High School.
She truly loved spending time with her family but especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories two sons, Donald Jr. (Debbie) Anderson with whom she made her home and William Anderson of Youngstown; three daughters, Karen (James) Martin and Patti Anderson, both of Youngstown and Lynn Guy of Florida; nine grandchildren, Eligio Jr. (Jennifer) Sanchez, Angeline Martin, Micah Martin, Donnie (Nicole) Anderson, Jessica Anderson (boyfriend Rick Szczesniak), Cameron Anderson, Stasi Guy, Mandy Guy, and Danielle Vito; four great-grandchildren, Eliya, Gianna, Jaeden and Brianna; a former husband, Donald Sr. (Doris) Anderson of Weathersfield Township; two brothers, Thomas (Mary) Scanlon of Poland and James (Alice) Scanlon of North Lima; and three sisters, Elaine Kelly of Boardman, Judy (Leonard) Penzo of California and Marie (Dick) Andrews of Pennsylvania.
SPRINGFIELD, VA – Elsie Marie Herbert Wuckovich Steacy, formally of Youngstown, passed away on June 4, 2010, after a brief battle with colon cancer.
She was born April 28, 1937, the daughter of Anna (Hedrich) and Peter Herbert, and loving sister of Tillie Herbert Stefanick.
Elsie was the widow of B H Steacy, who preceeded her in death July of 1993.
Elsie is survived by her sons, Mark (Linda Alcorta) Wuckovich and Nick (Kim Johnson) Wuckovich. Her stepchildren, Jennifer Steacy Satre of Colorado and Jay Steacy of Virginia. She loved and adored her grandchildren, Daniel and Carlyn Wuckovich, and Zoe and Nick III Wuckovich; her step-grandchildren, Barbara and Jay Jr. Steacy, and Christina, Caroline and Bella Alcorta. As well as her great-grandchild, Wylan Snoddy.
Elsie was a graduate of The Rayen School class of 1955.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
West Hills, CA – John Henry Allen, passed away in July. He worked as an Aerospace Engineer and retired in 2004. Photos from John's live may be seen at his Memorial Website. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John-Allen&lc=2593&pid=144483197&mid=4337971
YOUNGSTOWN – John Richard Horvath, 72,
passed away early Oct. 21, 2010, at Campus Health Care and was laid to rest
alongside Mary (Higgins) Horvath, his wife of 43 years at a private ceremony.
He retired in 1995, after 25 years at General Motors.
John was a member of the United Auto Workers at Lordstown, a 1955 graduate of The Rayen School and a social member of the VFW.
John was the son of James and Mary Stetts Horvath, who preceded him in death, as well as two brothers, Richard (Tati) and Leslie.
Surviving John are two sons, John L. Horvath Jr. of Youngstown and Nick Vigarino of Seattle; and his beloved granddaughter, Katie Horvath. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Patta), Maureen (Abraham) of Youngstown and Camilla (Kasten) of Akron; as well as many nieces and nephews.