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Today's death record

  • Mary E. Calvin, 75, of 113 Leech Road, Hempfield Township.
  • Ernest A. Catchpole, 93, of 3782 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio.
  • Earl Redic Karns, 79, East Prairie Street, Harrisville.
  • Ruth Klingensmith, 96, of 120 W. Logan St., DuBois, Pa.
  • Josephine Marie Paulenich Sipusic, 82, of 2348 Longwood Ave., Niles.

Today's obituaries
Mary E. Calvin
Hempfield Twp. homemaker enjoyed embroidering

Mary E. Calvin, 113 Leech Road, Hempfield Township, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday (12-2-00) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 75.

Mrs. Calvin was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Sharon, to William and Myrtle Daniels Booher Uber.

A homemaker, she was Protestant.

Mrs. Calvin enjoyed meeting with her friends at McDonald’s and Burger King in Greenville.

She also enjoyed mowing her yard, embroidering and her poodle.

Surviving are: her husband, Milton E. Calvin, whom she married March 31, 1947; two sisters, Betty Pizer, Meadville, and Beverly Stake, Greenville; a brother, Richard Booher, Sandy Lake; a stepfather, Eustace N. Booher Sr., Greenville.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eustace N. Booher Jr.

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

    Mrs. Milton (Mary), 75, of 113 Leech Road, Hempfield Township.
    Arrangements to be announced.

Ernest A. Catchpole
President of Youngstown firm enjoyed hunting, golf

Ernest A. Catchpole, 3782 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio, died at 8:59 a.m. Saturday (12-2-00) in his home after an extended illness. He was 93.

Mr. Catchpole was born July 4, 1907, in Tyrell Hill, Ohio, to Alfred and Rachel Lempke Catchpole.

He was a 1927 graduate of Vienna High School.

Mr. Catchpole was president and CEO of Oaks and Burger, Youngstown, before retiring in 1969 after 40 years.

He was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church.

Mr. Catchpole enjoyed golfing and hunting.

His wife, the former Virginia P. Scott, whom he married Dec. 31, 1927, died Jan. 22, 1999.

Surviving are: two daughters, Helen Oelslager, Warren, Pa. and Audrey Ross, Vienna; two sons, Frank, Avon, Ohio and Harry, Paso Robles, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sophia Hamlin and Mable Smith; six brothers, Albert, Andrew, Dolph, Fred, Lou and Will Catchpole; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Ross Evans.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vienna Methodist Memorial Fund, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna 44473 or Hospice of Northeast Ohio, 219 N. River Road, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Ernest A., 93, of 3782 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio.
    Calling hours: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (12-5-00) in Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road.
    Service: Funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Bruce McLaughlin, pastor, officiating.
    Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery.

Earl Redic Karns

Harrisville man was charter member of church

Earl Redic Karns, East Prairie Street, Harrisville, died at 1:58 a.m. Saturday (12-2-00) in Buchanan Commons, Grove City, after a lengthy illness. He was 79.

Mr. Karns was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Venango County, to Frank F. and Mae E. Redic Karns.

He attended the former Harrisville High School.

Mr. Karns was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran.

Retiring in 1983 after 43 years, he was a crane operator for Cooper Energy Services Reciprocating Services, Grove City.

Mr. Karns was a charter member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Harrisville.

He was a member of American Legion Post 393, Slippery Rock.

Surviving are: his wife at home, the former M. Elizabeth Graham, whom he married March 7, 1938; two daughters, Mrs. Chester J. (Lynda A.) Shaffer, Knox, and Pamela K. Carr, Mercer; three sons, James E., Harrisville; Jeffrey L., Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Terry R., Sharpsburg, Ga.; two brothers, William C. Karns, Warren, Pa. and David G. Karns, Grove City; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Box 59, Harrisville, 16038.

Earl Redic, 79, East Prairie St., Harrisville.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (12-4-00) in JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday (12-5-00) in the funeral home with the Rev. Allen P. Moran, pastor of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, officiating.
    Burial: Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.

Ruth Klingensmith

Dubois homemaker has surviving relatives in area

DUBOIS, Pa. -- Ruth Klingensmith, 120 W. Logan St., died Thursday (11-30-00) in DuBois Nursing Home. She was 96.

Mrs. Klingensmith was born Aug. 23, 1904, in Venango County, to Lewis B. and Mary List Hart.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Walter Edward Klingensmith, whom she married July 15, 1969, died Sept. 7, 2000.

Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. William (Betty) Wallace, Pittsburgh and Mrs. William (Helen) Thomas, Sharpsville; three sons, Beegher, DuBois; Robert P., Nehalem, Ore.; and Richard L., Sharon; a sister, Evelyn McClearn, Stoneboro.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Walter E. Klingensmith Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, High Street, DuBois, 15801.

Mrs. Walter (Ruth), 96, DuBois, Pa.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (12-5-00) in BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 14 Louisa Ave., Greenville. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (12-6-00) in the funeral home with the Rev. Phil Varner, pastor of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, officiating.
    Burial: Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.

Josephine Marie Paulenich Sipusic

Niles woman had worked 15 years at Sharon businesses

Josephine Marie Paulenich Sipusic, 2348 Longwood Ave., Niles, died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday (12-2-00) in Forum Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio. She was 82.

Mrs. Sipusic was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Sharon, to John and Josephine Pavlich Paulenich.

A homemaker, she had been employed for 10 years with the former Bell Telephone Co. in Sharon and for five years at the former Sharon Hardware.

Mrs. Sipusic was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Niles.

She was a member of Slovenska Nardona Podporna Jednota Lodge 643, Girard, Ohio and American Association of Retired Persons.

Her husband, Carl S. Sipusic, whom she married June 28, 1947, died Oct. 28, 1984.

Surviving are: a daughter, Dianne M. Joshua, McDonald, Ohio; two sons, Richard C., Farmdale, Ohio, and Bob, Boardman; two sisters, Agnes Unick, Diamond, Ohio, and Dorothy Venglarik, Birmingham, Ala.; and six grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ann McShaw, and two brothers, Frank and Stanley Paulenich.

Mrs. Carl (Josephine), 2348 Longwood Ave., Niles.
    Calling hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday (12-3-00) and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday (12-4-00) in REESE-WYNN-WINYARD-MCDERMOTT-LAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 415 Robbins Ave., Niles. Prayer service at 9:30 a.m.
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen’s Church, 129 W. Park Ave., Niles.
    Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

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

Paul D., 63, of 8000 Evergreen Ridge Drive, Youngstown.
    Obituary was published 12-1-00
    Calling hours: 9 a.m. to time of service Sunday (12--3-00) in SAMPLE-O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME Inc., East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home, with Rabbi Margot Crowson, of Temple Beth Israel, Sharon, officiating.
    Burial: Temple Beth Israel Cemetery, Hermitage.

Clarence J., 81, of 12 Werner Road, Sugar Grove Township.
    Obituary was published 12-1-00
    Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (12-3-00) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 366-68 S. Main St., Greenville.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday (12-4-00) in St. Michael’s Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Dennis J. Veltri, parochial vicar, as celebrant.
    Burial: Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3374, Hempfield Township.

M. Patricia, 58, of 603 Service Ave., Sharon.
    Calling hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday (12-3-00) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday (12-4-00) in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, with the Rev. William C. Karg, pastor as celebrant.
    Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hermitage.

Mrs. Charles (H. Adelaide Ray Levy), 85, Grove City.
    Obituary was published 12-1-00
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: Funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday (12-4-00) in FICCA FUNERAL HOME, 203 E. Pine St., Grove City, with the Rev. Clark T. Olson-Sawyer, pastor of Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City, officiating.
    Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Grove City.

Mrs. Joseph (Filomena), 78, of 244 Daugherty Ave., Sharon.
    Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (12-3-00) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to
    Service: Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Joe Marzano, Grace in the Wilderness Fellowship, West Middlesex.
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.

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