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Today's death record

  • Walter E. Brubach, 77, of 330 Rexford Drive, Apartment 22, Hermitage.
  • Michael Frank Cimoric, 63, of 87 Lilac Drive, Shenango Township.
  • Dorothy Lucille Edwards, 87, of Annapolis, Md.
  • Patti Ann Giroski, 43, of 73 Mable Drive, Shenango Township.
  • Mary Stewart Glenn, 90, West Salem Township, formerly of Mercer.
  • Anthony P. LaScola Sr., 86, of Meadville.
  • Samuel John "Johnnie" Moldovan, 300 Fredricksburg Court NE, North Canton, Ohio.
  • Deborah J. Tomek, 54, of Hermitage.

Today's obituaries
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Samuel John 'Johnnie' Moldovan
Michael Frank Cimoric
Anthony P. LaScola Sr.
Patti Ann Giroski
  Mary Stewart Glenn
Dorothy Lucille Edwards
Walter E. Brubach
Deborah J. Tomek

Samuel John 'Johnnie' Moldovan
Farrell native, radio retiree was active in band circles

NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- Samuel John "Johnnie" Moldovan, 300 Fredricksburg Court NE, North Canton, beloved husband and father, died unexpectedly in his home Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002.

Sam was born in Farrell to George and Helen Lena Moldovan.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in music education in 1953.

He was a member of The Blue Band, Lambda Chi Alpha fratenity, Kappa Phi Kappa education fraternity and Alpha Zeta Chapter of Sinfonia music fraternity. He also served in the Air Force and played trumpet in the Air Force Band.

Sam taught music and band in private schools in State College and Chambersburg, Pa.

After leaving teaching, he worked in sales and advertising for the rest of his life, most recently with WHBC radio station in Canton, Ohio, where he retired in 1999 after 13 years.

Sam volunteered all his free time and energy to several bands in the Stark and Summit counties areas in Ohio, including The Clinton Community Band; The Nobleman; What's Next; The Trinity Band; and The Polished Brass, his own band.

Sam's greatest loves in his life were his five children, his family and his music.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and George Moldovan; and his sister, Ann Cromptom.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Ryan, at home; Dr. Jeffrey Moldovan and his wife, Jan, Hermitage; and Kent Moldovan and his wife, Tracy, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Kimberly Ryder, Sharon; and Mrs. Rick (Lori) Tennant, New Castle; a sister, Jennie Misik, Farrell; four grandchildren, Catherine, Rachel, Patrick and Brody; and numerous nieces and nephews, his extended family.

He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in North Canton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam's memory to The Clinton Community Band, in care of John and Jan Ulmer, 10 B. St., Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614.

    Samuel John "Johnnie," 300 Fredricksburg Court NE, North Canton, Ohio.
    Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday (9-15-02) in SPIKER-FOSTER-SHRIVER FUNERAL HOME, 4817 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Monday (9-16-02) in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Canton, Ohio, with the Rev. Joseph Rudjak as celebrant.
    Burial: North Lawn Cemetery, Canton.

Michael Frank Cimoric
'59 Farrell grad, Sawhill retiree was in the Guard

Michael Frank Cimoric, 87 Lilac Drive, Shenango Township, died at 2 p.m. Sept. 12, 2002, in his home after an extended illness. He was 63.

Mr. Cimoric was born May 16, 1939, in Farrell to Michael and Mildred Egercic Cimoric.

The 1959 Farrell High alumnus retired in 2001 after 37 years as a shipper with Sawhill Tube in Sharon.

He was of the Catholic faith and a member of Western Reserve and Furfinfeather, both Shenango Valley sportsmen's clubs; National Rifle Association; and Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 126, Farrell.

Mr. Cimoric was an avid deer hunter and tournament archery shooter.

He served in the National Guard in Hermitage with the U.S. Army.

Surviving are: three sons, Vincent M. Cimoric, West Middlesex; Michael S. Cimoric, Maine; and Anthony S. Cimoric, Mercer; two nieces, Linda Chamberlain; and Lisa Krivosh and her husband John; and one nephew, Thomas E. Cimoric and his wife Marcena, all Farrell; one brother, Thomas F. Cimoric and his wife Mary Lou, Farrell; and three grandchildren, Vincent Jr., Jacob and Luke Cimoric, all Farrell.

His parents preceded him in death.

    Michael Frank, 87, Lilac Drive, Shenango Township.
    Calling hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday (9-15-02) in JOHN A. PALISIN FUNERAL HOME, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (9-16-02) in the funeral home with the Rev. Donald E. Berdis, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, officiating.
    Burial: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage.
    Arrangements by THOMAS S. POLDEYON FUNERAL SERVICE, 86 Maple Drive, Hermitage.

Anthony P. LaScola Sr.
WWII vet was hotels retiree, had son living here

MEADVILLE -- Anthony P. LaScola Sr., 86, of Meadville, died Sept. 13, 2002, in Quality Living Center in Saegertown.

He was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Cook County, Ill., a son of the late Sebastiano and Rose Viver LaScola.

He married Edith Brucker on Aug. 26, 1935. She preceded him in death in August 1983.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operation.

He worked for many years as a waiter at the William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh. He retired from the Four Ambassadors Hotel, Miami, in 1980.

In retirement, he enjoyed working at Hailwood Golf Course, Meadville; and enjoyed bowling in the Thursday Seniors League. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Meadville Lodge 219 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, Meadville.

He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony P. LaScola Jr. and his wife, Donna, Hermitage; James C. LaScola and his wife, Linda, Meadville; and Thomas M. LaScola, Mechanicsville, Md.; four grandchildren, Amy Wensel, Beth Curry, Renee Steff and Scott LaScola; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, David LaScola; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to Invest in the Future/Community Athletic Project, 11280 Mercer Pike, Meadville 16335.

Anthony P. Sr., 86, Meadville.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (9-16-02) in ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. Elks service will be at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday (9-17-02) in the funeral home.
    Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Pa.

Patti Ann Giroski

Social worker, counselor was '77 Sharon High grad

Patti Ann Giroski, 73 Mable Drive, Shenango Township, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday (9-13-02) in Gallo and Associates office at 40 Snyder Road, Hermitage. She was 43.

Mrs. Giroski was born June 19, 1959, in Sharon to Buddy M. and Alice Bennington Lyth.

She was a treatment specialist with the National Association of Social Workers and a counselor at Gallo and Associates and also at St. Frances Mental Health Care of New Castle.

Mrs. Giroski was a member of First Baptist Church, Sharon; and National Association of Social Workers.

The 1977 graduate of Sharon High School attended Pennsylvania State University, graduated with a bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University and received a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Surviving are: her husband, John D. Giroski, whom she married Aug. 11, 1979; one daughter, Amanda Lyn Giroski, at home; her parents, Sharon; two sisters, Mrs. Luke (Susan) Simion, Brookfield; and Mrs. Robert (Kathi) Thornton, Bridgton, Mich.; and her grandmother, Frances Bennington, Sharon.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 301 W. State St., Sharon 16146.

    Mrs. John (Patti Ann), 43, of 73 Mable Drive, Shenango Township.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (9-15-02) in LEIPHEIMER-TOMON FUNERAL HOME, 1246 Roemer Blvd., Farrell.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (9-16-02) in the funeral home with the Rev. John M. Trojak, pastor of First Baptist Church, Sharon, officiating.
    Burial: Cremation will follow.

Mary Stewart Glenn
Mary Stewart Glenn, St. Paul Homes, 339 E. Jamestown Road, West Salem Township, formerly of Mercer, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the nursing home after an extended illness. She was 90.

Obituary information was incomplete.

    Mrs. J. Howard Glenn (Mary Stewart), 90, West Salem Township, formerly of Mercer.
    Arrangements will be announced by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.

Dorothy Lucille Edwards

Wheatland native retired

as restaurant manager

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Dorothy Lucille Edwards, Heritage Harbor Nursing Home, 2700 S. Haven Road, Annapolis, formerly of 12319 Stonehaven Lane, Bowie, Md., died Wednesday (9-11-02) in the nursing home after a two-year illness. She was 87.

Mrs. Edwards was born Feb. 26, 1915, in Wheatland to William R. and Maude A. Hamlin Lloyd. She lived for two years in Annapolis and 12 years in Bowie.

Mrs. Edwards retired as the manager of a restaurant. She was a wonderful cook.

A member of the Church of Christ in Annapolis, she also enjoyed gardening and dogs.

Her husband, Shirley Edwards, whom she married in 1965, died in June 1967.

Her first husband, Moran Tanner, whom she married in 1932, died in 1958.

Surviving are: three sons, Moran O. Tanner III, Fort White, Fla.; James D. Tanner, Damascus, Md.; and Rickey L. Tanner, Bowie; one daughter, Fern Yonce, Annandale, Va.; three daughters-in-law, June Tanner, Fort White; and Carolyn Tanner and Lillian Tanner, both Bowie; one sister, Shirley Skibo, Sharon; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Tanner and Thomas N. Tanner.

Walter E. Brubach
Walter E. Brubach, 330 Rexford Drive, Apartment 22, Hermitage, died at 6 p.m. Thursday (9-12-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 77.

Obituary information was incomplete.

    Walter E., 77, of 330 Rexford Drive, Apartment 22, Hermitage.
    Arrangements will be announced by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.

Deborah J. Tomek

Hermitage homemaker

was '65 Hickory High grad

Deborah J. Tomek, Nugent's Convalescent Home, 500 Clarksville Road, Hermitage, died at 2:41 p.m. Sept. 12, 2002, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after an extendeºd illness.

She was 54.

Mrs. Tomek was born June 1, 1948, in Sharon to William and Bernice Gilliland Gilliland.

The 1965 graduate of Hickory High School, Hermitage, was a homemaker and of the Episcopal faith.

Her husband, Joseph Tomek, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: a stepson, Hank Tomek; three sisters, Laurie Gilliland, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Charles (Karen) Titus, Fredonia; and Renee; one brother, Keith Gilliland; six nieces and nephews; and two stepgrandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, William C. Gilliland.

Contributions can be made in Deborah's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

    Mrs. Joseph (Deborah J.), 54, Hermitage.
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (9-16-02) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage, with the Rev. C. Robert Hibshman, retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville, officiating.
    Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage, at a later date. Cremation services by the funeral home.

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


Martin W., 49, of 468 Beatty School Road, Salem Township.
    Obituary was published 9-13-02
    Calling hours: 2 p.m. to time of service Sunday (9-15-02) in Calvary Fellowship Chapel, 1033 N. Perry Highway (Route 19), Coolspring Township.
    Service: Funeral service at 5 p.m. Sunday in the church with the Rev. Donald Ryland, pastor, officiating.
    Interment: Hadley Cemetery.
    Arrangements by ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 169 Second St., Fredonia.


Nick, 75, of 276 Sunset Blvd., Hermitage.
    Obituary was published 9-12-02
    Calling hours: Were 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (9-13-02) in SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME Inc., East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon; member of Selected Independent Funeral Home and the International Order of the Golden Rule. Trisiagon prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to
    Service: Funeral services at noon today (9-14-02) in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1007 Washington Ave., Farrell, with the Rev. Ignatios Apostolopoulos, pastor, officiating. Processional for the funeral will form at 11:15 a.m. today at the funeral home.
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.


Paul John, 72, of 815 Buckeye Drive, South Pymatuning Township.
    Obituary was published 9-12-02
    Calling hours: Were 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (9-13-02) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. Rosary will be said by Knights of Columbus Sharon Council 684 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
    Service: Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (9-14-02) in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, with the Rev. Christopher C. Merry, pastor, as celebrant.
    Burial: St. Rose's Cemetery, Hermitage.


Justice Alayna, 7 weeks, 1450 Parke Drive, Apartment 1D, Hermitage.
    Obituary was published 9-11-02
    Calling hours: In the home of Linda F. Chambers Odem, her grandmother, 1445 Parke Drive, Apartment 1D, Hermitage. Condolences may be sent by fax to (724) 347-1917 or by e-mail to
    Service: Private service for the family today (9-14-02) in WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland, with the Rev. Raymond O. Brown, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Masury, officiating.
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.


Mrs. Bruce (I. Jean Troy), 72, Grove City, formerly of Sandy Lake.
    Obituary was published 9-13-02
    Calling hours: Were 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (9-13-02) and are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (9-14-02) in ALEXANDER-McMULLEN FUNERAL HOME Inc., 3236 Main St., Sandy Lake.
    Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday (9-15-02) in the funeral home with Pastor Larry Corner of Lakeview United Methodist Church, Sandy Lake Township, officiating.
    Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Township.

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