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Ergilia Midge Lisko
Retired public library clerk was active in seniors groups
STRUTHERS, Ohio -- Ergilia Midge Lisko, 562 W. Omar St., died at 10:30 p.m. Friday (2-9-01) in Select Specialty Hospital at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Youngstown. She was 76.
Mrs. Lisko was born April 16, 1924, in Youngstown, to Amato and Gesilda Torello Tisone.
She was a 1942 graduate of Rayen High School, Youngstown.
Retiring in 1986, Mrs. Lisko was a clerk in the Youngstown Public Library System for 25 years working at various libraries.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Struthers.
Mrs. Lisko was a member of the Poland AARP, the retired persons organization, and its Advisory Council for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program; Royal Seniors; Lowellville and Campbell Senior Citizens; 1418 Club; and Golden Age Follys.
She was also a Coral Group Line Dance Instructor at the Senior Center of Mahoning County.
Her husband, John C. Lisko Sr., whom she married Nov. 7, 1946, died March 1, 1987.
Surviving are: two daughters, Joann Gilliland, Sharpsville and Patricia Beckett, Portland, Ore.; a son, John Lisko, Canfield, Ohio; two sisters, Florence Brown, Warren, Ohio and Emma Skovira, Struthers.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Constantine and a brother, Col. Albert A. Lisko.
William L. "Bill" Murray
Retired railroad conductor enjoyed gardening, traveling
William L. "Bill" Murray, 59 Oak St., Stoneboro, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday (2-10-01) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township, after a short illness. He was 83.
Mr. Murray was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Warren, Ohio, to LeRoy W. and Daisy A. Randell Murray.
He attended the former Stoneboro High School.
Spending his working career on the railroad, Mr. Murray began with the New York Central System and then they became the Penn Central Railroad. He retired from what was Conrail in 1979 after 38 years as a railroad conductor.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen now known as the United Transportation Union 1707 for over 56 years and served as their local chairman for four years.
He was also a 32 year member of the Railroad Retirement Board.
Mr. Murray was a member of Stoneboro United Methodist Church.
In early years he was Cub Scout Master in Stoneboro for eight years.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling and collecting mugs and railroad memorabilia.
Active on the CB radio, Mr. Murray used the handle "Furry."
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 83 of Franklin, Pa.
Surviving are: his wife, the former E. Jean Corll, whom he married Dec. 28, 1940; a daughter, Mrs. James O. (Linda) Bortz, Sandy Lake; two sons, William L. "Pete" Murray and wife Gloria, South Haven, Mich. and Robert A. Murray and wife Ann, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Sepik Kildoo and two brothers, Jack Murray and Randell "Pete" Murray.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stoneboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 126 Stoneboro, PA 16153.
James R. O'Brien
James R. O'Brien, 91 Strawbridge Ave., Sharon, died Saturday (2-10-01) in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. He was 30.
Obituary information was incomplete.
James L. Perrine
Sharon Steel retiree belonged to St. Bartholomew's Church
James L. Perrine, 952 Pierce Ave., Sharpsville, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday (2-9-01) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after a four-year illness. He was 72.
Mr. Perrine was born June 13, 1928, in Greenville to William and Edna Billig Perrine.
He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.
Retiring from Sharon Steel Corp.'s former Farrell plant in 1991, Mr. Perrine was an inspector in the finishing department for 45 years.
He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church, Sharpsville.
Mr. Perrine was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 684, Sharon and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6166, Hermitage.
His wife, the former Mary Louise Garfoli, whom he married May 12, 1956, died Dec. 12, 1986.
Surviving are: a son, James S. and his wife Sherry, Sharpsville; two brothers, William, Greenville and Richard, Sharpsville; four grandchildren, Jamie Kurelko, Hermitage; James S. Perrine Jr., Sharpsville; and Jennifer and Joseph Perrine, at home; and two great-granddaughters, Kayla Kurelko and Alayna Perrine.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Esmond and a brother, Donald.
Valma Seidle Fair Garrett
225 survive mother of 16 born in Lackawannock Twp.
Funeral will be Tuesday for Valma Seidle Fair Garrett, Jameson Care Center, New Castle, formerly of Pulaski, who died at 1:30 p.m. Friday (2-9-01) in the hospital of Jameson Health System, New Castle. She was 98.
Mrs. Garrett was born Feb. 14, 1902, in Lackawannock Township, to Enos and Florence Palmer Seidle.
A homemaker, she was Methodist.
Surviving are: seven daughters, Sylvia Martino, New Castle; Naomi McElrath, Volant; Maude Long, Dalton, Ga.; Martha Aeschbacher, Edinburg; Twila Everson, New Castle; Shirley Baker, New Wilmington; and Donna Kirkwood, Edinburg; five sons, Frank Fair, Greenville; Meade Garrett, Tidioute; Henry Garrett, Pulaski; James L. Garrett, Clark; and Wilbert R. Garrett, Edinburg; 50 grandchildren; 127 great-grandchildren; and 36 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eldon Fair; second husband Grove C. Garrett, whom she married Nov. 17, 1926; two brothers, Paul and Norman Seidle; two daughters, Myrtle Bartholomew and Bernice Garrett; two sons, Arthur Fair and Grove Garrett Jr.; a grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.
Edith M. Austin
Farrell homemaker belonged to Cedar Avenue church
Funeral will be Tuesday for Edith M. Austin, 724 Fruit Ave., Farrell, who died of heart failure at 5:44 a.m. Thursday (2-8-01) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. She was 71.
Mrs. Austin was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Owensboro, Ky., to William H. and Fannie Mae Cooke.
A homemaker, she married Dannie W. Austin Sr. Aug. 15, 1964. He died Oct. 21, 1991.
She was a member and former Sunday school teacher of Cedar Avenue Church of God, Sharon.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Terrence M. (June C. Austin) Wells Sr., Farrell; five sons, William Martin Austin Sr., Sharon; Michael Cooke Sr., Farrell; Robert R. Cooke, in Michigan; and Dannie W. Austin Jr. and Stefon Austin, both Farrell; a brother, George Cooke, Sharon; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
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