Local news Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001
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Croatia-born homemaker was member of St. Anthony's
Magdalena "Lena" Aksamovic, 3587 Timberlane Drive, formerly of Madison Avenue, both Hermitage, died at 9:27 p.m. Oct. 17, 2001, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System following an extended illness. She was 86.
Mrs. Aksamovic was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Slavonska, Pozega, Croatia, to Ante and Margaret Hilgebran Posavac.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Sharon and the church Noodle Brigade and Bakerettes.
Mrs. Aksamovic also belonged to Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 705 in Farrell.
Her husband, Mike (Mijo) Aksamovic, whom she married Nov. 14, 1934, died Feb. 15, 1978.
Surviving are: a daughter, Ann Fanjkutic, Hermitage; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Aksamovic was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marlene Curic; and two brothers, Josip and Duro Posavac.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel Fund of St. Anthony's Cemetery, in care of 804 Idaho St., Sharon 16146.
Michael Chizmar Sr.
B&LE Railroad retiree was member of St. Michael's
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday for Michael Chizmar Sr. of 130 Leech Road in Hempfield Township. He died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. He was 92.
Mr. Chizmar was born Aug. 1, 1909, in Sharon to John and Elizabeth Durkos Chizmar.
He attended Jamestown schools and retired in 1971 after 30 years from Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, formerly of Greenville, where he was a storeroom attendant.
An Army veteran, Mr. Chizmar served during World War II.
He was a member of St. Michael's Church in Greenville.
Mr. Chizmar enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
His wife, the former Catherine Kishlock, whom he married Feb. 23, 1946, died June 7, 1981.
Surviving are: a daughter, Darlene A. Chizmar, at home; a son, Michael J. Chizmar Jr. and his wife Beverly, Adamsville; a sister, Anne Chizmar, Jamestown; a brother, Paul Chizmar, Hartstown; a granddaughter, Donna Leonhard; and a great-grandson, Trent.
Besides his wife, Mr. Chizmar was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Elizabeth Chizmar; and two brothers, Steve and John Chizmar.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Center, 144-146 Main St., Greenville 16125.
Sophie Steines Guarnieri
Born in Czechoslovakia, Sharon grad had 68 survivors
WARREN, Ohio -- Sophie Steines Guarnieri, Warren, Ohio, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday (10-17-01) in St. Joseph's Health Center. She was 89.
Mrs. Guarnieri was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Strba, Czechoslovakia, to Paul and Sophie Daniel Krivosh.
She came to the United States as an infant and lived in Sharon, graduating from Sharon High School in 1930.
Mrs. Guarnieri married John Paul Steines on Nov. 12, 1935. He died April 12, 1976.
She is survived by four sons, Gerhard "Garry" Steines, Bastrop, Texas; John P. Steines, New York; Charles M. Steines, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and Robert A. Steines, Warren; and three daughters, Carol Alberini, Howland Township; Mary Lou Edwards, Fort Worth, Texas; and Barbara Baisden, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Guarnieri married Dr. Frank Guarnieri on June 9, 1978. He died Jan. 12, 1987. From this marriage, she is survived by three sons, Michael and Thomas Guarnieri, both Baltimore; and John "Jack" Guarnieri, Warren; and two daughters, Suzanne Ryan, Boca Grande, Fla.; and Christine Guarnieri, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; as well as 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She has two brothers, John Krivosh, Yankee Lake; and Michael Krivosh, Sharon; and one sister, Mildred Kebrdle, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Besides her first and second husbands, Mrs. Guarnieri was preceded in death by three brothers, Cyril, Paul and Andrew Krivosh; and one sister, Mary Ondreyko.
Sophie had been a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warren and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Trumbull County Medical Auxiliary.
Material contributions may be made to the Restoration Fund of St. Mary's Church, 232 Seneca St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481.
Doris Jane Seiver Davis Likens
Retired teacher taught in Brookfield, Sharon
Doris Jane Seiver Davis Likens, 33 Southgulfstream Ave., Apartment 406, Sarasota, Fla.; and Jamestown, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, following a three-month illness. She was 86.
Mrs. Likens was born March 17, 1915, in Sharon to Charles A. and Jenny Harris Seiver.
A 1933 alumna of Sharon High School, she graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington and retired as a teacher from Brookfield School District. Mrs. Likens also taught in Sharon School District.
She was a volunteer with the former Sharon General Hospital Auxiliary; and a Mother Advisor with the International Order of Rainbow Girls.
An avid golfer and bowler, Mrs. Likens spent her winters in Sarasota, Fla., and summers at Pymatuning Lake in Jamestown.
Her first husband, Frank Ley Davis, whom she married in December 1939, died in April 1995.
Surviving are: her second husband, Dr. James Likens, whom she married in June 1998, at home; two sons, Roger L. Davis, husband of Joyce, Marblehead, Ohio; and Gregory Davis, husband of Marsha, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Jane Davis Minton, wife of James, Pittsford, N.Y.; a stepson, Douglas Likens, husband of Rose, Cleveland; a sister, Mildred Seiver Evans, Pittsford; two brothers-in-law, George Davis, husband of Ruth; and Paul Likens, husband of June, all Hermitage; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her first husband, Mrs. Likens was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Carl Seiver of Greenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westford United Methodist Church, Westford Road, Westford 16134; or the American Cancer Society, 19 Jefferson Avenue, Sharon 16146.
Josephine A. Surano Stanec
Greenville woman headed up Radisson banquet center
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday for Josephine A. Surano Stanec of 105 N. Third St. in Greenville. She died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in the emergency room of UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 64.
Mrs. Stanec was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Greenville to Colegaro and Mary Leanza Surano.
A graduate of the former St. Michael's High School in Greenville, she was employed for more than 25 years as head of the Banquet Center of the Radisson Hotel of Sharon, Shenango Township.
Mrs. Stanec was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Italian Home Club, both Greenville.
Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Mary Beth) Waters, Kinsman; Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Maxwell, Meadville; and Suzanne Stanec; five sisters, Rosemary, Jeannette E. and Ann Surano; and Mary M. Guy, all Greenville; and Theresa M. Watson, Joplin, Mo.; four brothers, Carmen A., Charles and Rosario "Sidy" Surano, all Greenville; and Frank Surano, Monroeville, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Stanec was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge Foundation of the American Cancer Society, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland 44106.
Victor S. Steele
Victor S. Steele, 73 Bartholomew Road, Mercer, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (10-17-01) in the skilled care unit of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 86.
Obituary information was incomplete.
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