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Today's death record

  • Martin Dilk, 92, of 144 N. Crescent Drive, Hermitage.
  • Jennie E. Isacco, 88, Forrestville.
  • Gertrude A. Resetar, 83, of 1687 Perry Highway, Volant, formerly of Jamestown.
  • Walter F. Sabulski, 71, of 1295 N. Albright-McKay Road, Brookfield.
  • Audrey L. Shook, 71, OF 115 Shook Road, Sandy Creek Township

Today's obituaries

Martin Dilk
South Bethlehem native survived by niece here

Martin Dilk, 144 N. Crescent Drive, Hermitage, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday (6-23-00) in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. He was 92.

Mr. Dilk was born Feb. 22, 1908, in South Bethlehem, Pa., to Joseph and Elizabeth Ser Dilk.

Surviving are: two nieces, Irene Racketa, with whom he lived, and Helen Perfilio, Billingham, Wash.

Martin, 92, of 144 N. Crescent Drive, Hermitage.
    Burial: Cremation
    Arrangements by JOHN A. PALISIN FUNERAL HOME, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.

Jennie E. Isacco

Jennie E. Isacco, Forestville., died at 3:50 p.m. Friday (6-23-00) in her home. She was 88.

Obituary information was incomplete.

    Jennie E., 88, Forestville.
    Arrangements will be announced by JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.

John S. Liszka

West Salem dairy farmer retired from Damascus

LOUISVILLE, Ohio -- Mass of Christian burial will be Monday for John S. Liszka, Alter Care Nursing Home, formerly of 198 N. Maysville Road, West Salem Township, who died at 8 p.m. Thursday (6-22-00) in the home. He was 85.

Mr. Liszka was born May 18, 1915, in Everson, Pa., to George and Zophia Wojnarowski Liszka.

Retiring in 1980, he was a furnace operator for what is now Damascus-Bishop Tube Co., Reynolds.

Mr. Liszka had previously worked as an attendant at McClimans Sterling Gas Station, Greenville.

A lifelong farmer, he worked on what is now the Col. Hunter Game Farm, Jamestown.

Since 1945, Mr. Liszka was a diary farmer having his own farm in West Salem Township.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Greenville.

Mr. Liszka enjoyed woodworking and all things mechanical.

Surviving are: his wife, the former Mary Rerko, whom he married Dec. 1, 1945; a daughter, Mrs. William (Dolores) O’Hara, Export, Pa.; a son, Edward J. Liszka, Randolph, Ohio; two sisters, Harriet Liszka, Jamestown, and Rose Clute, Kinsman, Ohio; three brothers, Leo and Thomas Liszka, both Greenville, and Frank Liszka, Jamestown; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Rose Liszka; a sister, Stephi Cummins; and a brother, Joseph Liszka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

John S., 85, Alter Care Nursing Home, Louisville, Ohio.
    Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (6-25-00) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 366-68 S. Main St., Greenville.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday (6-26-00) in St. Michael’s Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, with the Rev. Dennis J. Veltri, Parochial Vicar, as celebrant.
    Burial: St. Michael’s Cemetery, Greenville.

Gertrude A. Resetar

Former Jamestown woman was a homemaker

Gertrude A. Resetar, 1687 Perry Highway, Volant, formerly of Jamestown, died at 12:03 p.m. Thursday (6-22-00) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township. She was 83.

Mrs. Resetar was born May 1, 1917, in Homestead, to Walter and Pauline Mundel Slomka.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Margaret’s Church, Jamestown, and the Ladies Guild.

Her husband, George F. Resetar, whom she married Aug. 4, 1935, died Sept. 20, 1997.

Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia Knight, Volant; a son, George Resetar, Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Walter Slomka.

Mrs. George (Gertrude), 83, of 1687 Perry Highway, Volant, Pa.
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date.
    Burial: Parklawn Cemetery, Jamestown, following cremation.
    Arrangements by: RANDALL FUNERAL HOME, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.

Walter F. Sabulski

Sawhill retiree also owned cafe in Sharon in 1970s

Walter F. Sabulski, 1295 N. Albright-McKay Road, Brookfield, died Thursday (6-22-00) in his home. He was 71.

Mr. Sabulski was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Sharon, to Stanley and Mary Kupiec Sabulski.

He served with the US Army from 1951-1953.

Mr. Sabulski retired in 1975 after 32 years as a craneman and pipefitter at Sawhill Tubular Division, Cyclops Corp., Sharon.

He was also the former owner and operator of Sabulski Cafe, Sharon, from 1971-1975.

Mr. Sabulski was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Vienna, and was an usher.

He was a member of the Shenango Valley Bowling League (Thornton and Sunset Lanes); Shenango Valley Golf League; Polish National Alliance; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286, Farrell; and the VFW Bocci League.

Mr. Sabulski was an avid woodworker and gardener.

His wife, the former Margaret L. Murko, whom he married May 16, 1953, died July 14, 1993.

Surviving are: six daughters, Karen E. Showman, Sharon, Mrs. Gary (Sandra) Wellman, and Mrs. Gary P. (Mary Lou) Sabo, both Masury; Mrs. Thomas R. (Peggy) Strimbu, Hubbard; Diane Sabulski, Naples, Fla.; Drs. John (Dorene) Ash, North Canton, Ohio; a son, Gary M. Sabulski, Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Frances Cowger, Girard, Ohio, and Stephanie Truchan, Hermitage; three brothers, Ted Sabulsky , Wheatland; Vince Sabulsky, West Middlesex; and Stanley Izenas, Sharon; and fourteen grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by twin sons, James and John Sabulski; two sisters, Violet Busch and Sallie Habinak; and a brother, Benjamin Sabulski.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio 44473.

Walter F., 71, 1295 N. Albright-McKay Road, Brookfield.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (6-25-00) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Monday (6-26-00) in St. Vincent de Paul church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio with the Rev. Frank Zanni, pastor, as celebrant.
    Burial: Crown Hill burial Park, Vienna.

Audrey L. Shook

Sandy Creek homemaker worked on family farm

Audrey L. Shook, 115 Shook Road, Sandy Creek Township, died at 7:40 a.m. in her home. She was 71.

Mrs. Shook was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Perry Township, to Howard M. and Pearl E. Roberts Smith.

A homemaker, she actively assisted with the family farm and enjoyed fishing, gardening, crocheting and playing card games.

She was a member of Hadley Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are: her husband, Donald L. Shook, whom she married Sept. 11, 1950; a daughter, Renee L. Shook, Clarks Mills; two sons, Doug L. Shook, Hadley, and Randy L. Shook, Sheakleyville; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Doris) Scott, Greenville; a brother, Howard ‘Mike’ Smith, Hadley; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Donald (Audrey), 71, of 115 Shook Road, Sandy Creek Township.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (6-25-00) in ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville.
    Service: Funeral and committal service at 11 a.m. Monday (6-26-00) in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Van Dyne, pastor of Hadley Presbyterian Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Andrew P. Stallsmith, retired.
    Burial: Hadley Cemetery.

Look in past days’ obituary files to find the full obituaries

Mrs. Loyal (Myrtle R.), 86, formerly of Grove City and Barkeyville, Pa.
    Obituary was published 6-22-00
    Calling hours: Were 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (6-23-00) in JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. today (6-24-00) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Willard Morse, pastor of Harrisville United Methodist Church, officiating.
    Burial: Old Log Cemetery, Barkeyville.

Leroy, 73, of 100 Hamilton Ave., Farrell.
    Obituary was published 6-21-00
    Calling hours: 11 a.m. until time of service today (6-24-00) in Valley Baptist Church, 500 Sharon-New Castle Road, Farrell. Friends may also call in the home of Thurman Fulton, deceased’s nephew, 335 Sterling Ave., Apartment A-204, Sharon.
    Service: Funeral service at noon today in the church, with the Rev. Anderson T. Tatum, retired pastor, officiating.
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage, with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars New Murray-Bell Post 7597, Farrell.
    Arrangements by WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland.

    Mrs. Ubaldi (Rose), 94, of 156 Sunset Blvd., Hermitage, formerly of Emilie Lane, Hermitage.
    Obituary was published 6-22-00
    Calling hours: Were 4 to 8 p.m.Friday (6-23-00) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Rosary service at 7:45 p.m.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. today (6-24-00) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, with the Rev. Donald E. Berdis, pastor, as celebrant. Brief prayer service at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home.
    Burial: St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Hermitage.

Mrs. Edward M. (Jane E. Denamen), 91, Hermitage, formerly of 55 W. Connelly Blvd., Sharon.
    Obituary was published 6-22-00
    Calling hours: 10 a.m. until time of service today (6-24-00) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Donald P. Wilson, pastor of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lackawannock Township, officiating.
    Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Mrs. Thomas E. (Donna), 73, of 414 S. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville.
    Obituary was published 6-22-00
    Calling hours: 1 p.m. until time of service today (6-24-00) in DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.
    Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas C. Frederick, pastor of Sharpsville Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
    Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.

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