Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003
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Mary V. Nixon
Farrell woman was nurse, member of church choir
Mary V. Nixon, of 1210 Dakota St., Farrell, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday (1-15-03) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. She was 75.
Mrs. Nixon was born May 26, 1927, in Farrell, to Arthemus and Rena B. Lewis Russell.
She was employed by what is now the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System as a licensed practical nurse; and was formerly employed by Polk Center, working as a nurse with Dr. James Dabney.
Mrs. Nixon belonged to New Hope Baptist Church in Farrell, where she was a member of the choir and participated in other ministries. She was a former member of Second Baptist Church in Farrell.
Her husband, Wilbert M. Nixon, whom she married Nov. 25, 1965, died Aug. 26, 1980.
Surviving are: three nephews, Clero A. Johnson of Ohio; Levern T. Johnson, and Alvin "Butch" Wiley, both of Farrell; and a niece, Dr. Marla Johnson of Pittsburgh. She leaves a host of great-nieces and other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Artie Johnson; and one brother.
Charles Edward White
Sharpsville grad was retired pilot who served in 2 wars
KAILUA, Hawaii -- Charles Edward White, 456 Iliaina St., Kailua, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday (1-19-03) in his home after an extended illness. He was 79.
Mr. White was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Canton, Ohio, to Charles C. and Grace Scanlon White.
The Sharpsville High School alumnus served as a U.S. Air Force pilot in World War II and the Korean conflict.
He was a pilot for 37 years for Hawaiian Airline, retiring Jan. 9, 1983.
Mr. White was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Kailua.
Surviving are: three daughters, Sandra, Susan and Jennifer; two sons, Thomas and Richard; seven sisters, Kathleen Kimmel, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Jeannette Morrale and Betty Lou Fess, both Sharpsville; Elaine Urchek, Cortland; Eileen Puhl, Hermitage; Nancy Scott, Sarasota, Fla.; and Rita Smith, Sharon; three brothers, James "Pat" White, Hermitage; Eugene White, Nashville, Tenn.; and Kenneth White, Ferris, Texas; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
A son, Patrick; and his parents preceded him in death.
Edmund L. Kuhns
Brookfield man worked
for Cooper-Jarrett, PPG
Edmund L. Kuhns, 169 Brook Drive, Brookfield, died at 5 p.m. Sunday (1-19-03) in his home. He was 74.
Mr. Kuhns was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Greensburg, Pa., a son of G. Leroy and Cora Stevenson Kuhns.
He was a 1947 graduate of Jeannette High School; and was a member of St. Bernadette Church, Masury; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3535, Hartford.
After serving our country in the U.S. Army as a corporal during the Korean conflict, Edmund worked for Cooper-Jarrett Trucking Co., West Middlesex, for about 16 years; and most recently for PPG Industries, Strongsville, Ohio, where he drove a show truck with Indy Pace Cars for eight years before retiring in 1995.
In his spare time, he enjoyed working around his home, model trains, playing horseshoes and NASCAR.
Survivors include: his wife, the former Marie C. Murray, whom he married July 3, 1954; four children, Theresa M. Furrie and her husband, Mark, Howland, Ohio; Linda M. Capellas and her husband, Spiro, Vienna; John E. Kuhns and his wife, Gretchen, Canfield, Ohio; and Nancy A. Mesmer and her husband, John, Hubbard; and 12 grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown 44512.
Albert H. Campman Jr.
Honored war vet was mill
worker, councilman, coach
Albert H. Campman Jr., 29 Hamilton Ave., Wheatland, passed away peacefully at 7:45 p.m. Sunday (1-19-03) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System following a brief illness. He was 74.
Mr. Campman was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Wheatland, the son of Albert Campman Sr. and Belle Loosemore Campman.
He was a 1946 alumnus of Farrell High School. In that same year, he went on to serve with the U.S. Navy on Cape Johnson.
A decorated disabled war veteran, he served from 1950 until 1952 aboard the USS Wisconsin during the Korean War and received the Korean service medal as well as the United States Service Medal.
Mr. Campman was a lifetime member of Disabled American War Veterans.
At one time he served as councilman for Wheatland City Council.
He worked for 35 years as a millwright in the soaking pits at the former Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell Plant. Later, he worked nine years for Sharpsville Fabricators, where he retired in 1990.
Mr. Campman was a baseball coach for 14 years in the Babe Ruth division, Farrell.
He enjoyed both hunting and gardening, but his greatest joy was his family and his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
His wife, the former Lois J. Dunkerley, whom he married Dec. 28, 1950 in New Hamburg, survives at home.
He also leaves his two sons, Albert H. Campman III and his wife, Russalene, Ellwood City; and Forrest Campman and his wife, Colleen of Clearfield, Pa.; and his two brothers, James Campman and his wife, Grace, Fredonia; and Gene Campman, Hermitage.
He also leaves his five grandchildren, Tyffanie, Terra, Curtis, Jarrin and Trey Campman.
Due to allergies, the family requests that flowers not be sent to the funeral home and memorial contributions may be made to Wheatland-Farrell United Methodist Church, 75 Mercer Ave., Wheatland 16161, in his memory.
Rita M. Miller
was private duty nurse
Rita M. Miller, 2186 Flint Drive, Hermitage, passed away at 6:38 p.m. Sunday (1-19-03) in the intensive care unit of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 84.
Mrs. Miller was born May 22, 1918, in Sharon to Louis and Susan Monighan Dach.
The graduate of St. Joseph Parochial Grade School in Sharon was a private duty nurse. Mrs. Miller worked for many families in the area.
A homemaker, she was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon; and a former member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Sharon Court 507.
Her husband, Edward T. Miller, whom she married June 30, 1941, in St. Joseph Church, died May 21, 1977.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Mary Ann) Fragle and Mrs. Scott (Jeanie M.) Cairey, both Carrollton, Texas; three sons, Thomas E. Miller and his wife, Florence, Hermitage; Dennis M. Miller, Clearwater, Fla.; and James L. Miller and his wife, Robin, Sharon; a brother, Robert Dach and his wife, Pat, Sharon; four grandchildren, Scott Miller, Hermitage; Christine Leamy, Dallas; and Michael Andras and Chad Fragle, both McKinney, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Skye Leamy.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Susanne Mihalcin; and one brother, Thomas Dach.
Florence Elizabeth DuRell Friednamer
Longtime businesswoman was Quota Club officer
A memorial service will be Friday for Florence Elizabeth DuRell Friednamer, 900 Dogwood Lane, Hermitage. She passed peacefully at 5:20 p.m. Jan. 19, 2003, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. She was 96.
Mrs. Friednamer was born May 8, 1906, in Laurel, Md., to William T. and Bertha Singleton DuRell.
She graduated in 1923 from Rayen High School, Youngstown.
During the early 1950s, Mrs. Friednamer and her husband, Jack, opened The Decorator House, which was a familiar store for many years in downtown Sharon; however, after a few years, she began her own business where she provided decorating services to many local families for more than 50 years.
A member of Quota International Inc., Mrs. Friednamer served as a past president of the Quota Club of Sharon, for which she was also a past lieutenant governor and also governor of the club's Third District.
Her husband, John C. "Jack" Friednamer, whom she married May 13, 1925, died March 17, 1989.
Surviving are: two daughters, Elaine Palisin and her husband, John, Hermitage; and Jacquelin Nielsen and her husband, Walter, with whom she made her home; eight grandchildren, Drew Palisin and his wife, Beth, Sharon; Jonathan Palisin and his wife, Claudia, Hermitage; Jan Boardley and her husband, Al, Hermitage; Mark Malcolmson and his wife, Cindy, Hermitage; Lynn Palanti and her husband, Martin, Hermitage; Robyn LePore and her husband, Anthony, New Castle; and Christian Nielsen and Amy Nielsen, both Hermitage; and 15 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Tim, Trisha and Maxx Palisin; Michael, Eric and Kelsey Palisin; Katie Elberty; Amanda and Ashley Malcolmson; Matthew, Jennifer and Lizabeth Palanti; and Morgan and Madison LePore.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Austin, Frank, Walter and William DuRell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Native of Germany
owned county businesses
A memorial service will be Wednesday for George Kunz, 183 Brook Drive, Brookfield. He died at 3:45 p.m. Friday (1-17-03) at his residence.
Mr. Kunz was born in Bad Nauheim, Germany, and came to the United States in 1969.
He was the owner and operator along with his wife of the Tangerian Lounge of Salinesville, Ohio, then of Lakeview Motel of Sandy Lake and finally of Heide House of Transfer.
Surviving are: his wife, Betty Kunz, at home; a sister, Urmgard Thomas, Salinesville; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Pregi, Eric Pregi and Stephnie Pregi, all Boardman, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren.
Marina 'Marie' (Consiglio) Fiordelise
GE retiree was Greenville native, had brothers here
YOUNGSTOWN -- Marina "Marie" (Consiglio) Fiordelise, Youngstown, passed away Saturday evening (1-18-03) in St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. She was 80.
Mrs. Fiordelise was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Greenville, the daughter of Sam Sebestian and Anna Angeline (Catalino) Consiglio.
She was a coiler for General Electric for 40 years, retiring in 1984.
She was a devoted parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, Youngstown; a member of various women's clubs and a graduate of the former Penn High School in Greenville. She also enjoyed cooking.
She leaves behind her husband, Marshall Fiordelise, whom she married June 15, 1964; a sister, Rosalie Huya, Edinburg; two brothers, Samuel Consiglio; and Guy Consiglio and his wife, Dorothy, all Greenville; aunts, uncles and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ray (Rose) Koneval, Austintown, Ohio; and Mrs. Anthony (Sarah) Tabachino, Youngstown.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Sellers; two brothers, Frank and Joseph Consiglio; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Theresa Fiordelise.
Joseph M. Pollack
WWII Marines sergeant was RCA electrical engineer
Joseph M. Pollack, O'Brien Memorial Nursing Home, Brookfield Township, formerly of Sherman Avenue, Sharon, died of natural causes at 5:30 a.m. Monday (1-20-03) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 76.
Mr. Pollack was born June 11, 1926, in Sharon to Michael G. and Mary A. Buchanec Pollack.
He was a graduate of Sharon High School, class of 1944, and received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Youngstown State University in 1963.
He was served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines during World War II in the Pacific theater of the war.
Pollack was an electrical engineer with RCA.
He was a member of St. Ann Church, Farrell, and an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.
Surviving is: his mother, Brookfield; and a sister, Anna Gula, Sharon.
His sisters Elizabeth Behun and Marie Polak preceded him in death.
Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson
Pittsburgh area woman
worked in art, music
Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson, a resident of the South Hills, Pittsburgh, left this world for a better place, free of trouble, free of pain. Suzanne passed away Jan. 18, 2003, after a year- and-one-half battle with environmentally induced cancer. She was 51.
Suzanne was talented in many ways. She was formerly employed by Dmc2/Ferro in Washington, Pa., where she received artistic awards; and Mulach Steel in Bridgeville, as an administrative assistant.
Suzanne was skilled in culinary arts, music and mastered expression in watercolor and computer-based art. Part of her collection can be viewed at www.suzimac.com
Suzanne produced two CDs of original and created music with her husband, and played in a band with her brother at West Allegheny High School.
Suzanne studied art while attending Pennsylvania State University and, more recently, at Georgia O'Keeffe's estate at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
Suzanne created a special remembrance piece and distributed this to CORE, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. The piece called "My Final Gift" is given by CORE to donor families for remembering their loved ones and their courage as they offered someone else another chance through organ, tissue and corneal transplantation.
This, her greatest creation, filled with her words and artistic expression will continue to be produced from her estate to aid so many brave and wonderful people.
Those who knew Suzanne understood her dynamic personality was filled with love and appreciation for all that surrounded her in life.
She loved animals and owned 12 cats in her life.
Suzanne was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Marie Mack, formerly of Oakdale, Pa., and Port Charlotte, Fla.; and her cat, Muffin McGee, who she loved so dearly.
Suzanne is survived by her husband, Charles Gracenin and his children, Jordana, Justin and Jennifer; and her cat Dolly Starbuck.
In addition, Suzanne is survived by her father, Fred Mack of Port Charlotte; as well as her brothers, Fred Mack and his wife, Diane; Gary Mack and his wife, Marie, all Oakdale; and her sisters, Latisha Dobosy and her husband, Bob, LaGrange, Ky.; and Jackie Mack, Port Charlotte.
Suzanne also had lovely nieces, Aubrey, Danielle, Courtney and Angie, that she always loved; and aunts Patty and Laura.
Suzanne chose to have a very private funeral and asked that, in lieu of flowers, a contribution in her name be made to CORE at 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh 15238.
Suzanne leaves this world as a beautiful lady that has touched the lives of so many. She will be remembered forever; her heart will be missed.Gilbert 'Jake' Laird
Gilbert "Jake" Laird, 32 Hermitage Hills Blvd., Hermitage, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Monday (1-20-03). He was 81.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Ruth Evelyn Haggis
Former Brookfield woman worked for law firm
DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Ruth Evelyn Haggis, Des Plaines, Ill., died Friday (1-17-03) in Lee Manor Nursing Home, Des Plaines. She was 74.
Mrs. Haggis was born May 31, 1928 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Robert Laughlin and Ruby Petty Laughlin Cover, and lived in Canfield, Brookfield and Dublin, Ohio.
She was formerly employed by Wellington School in Upper Arlington, Ohio; and the law firm of Luchette, Hoffman and O'Brien in Brookfield.
She was the widow of Charles Haggis, whom she married in 1949.
Surviving are: a daughter, Christy Nardelli, Libertyville, Ill.; three sons, Charles Haggis Jr., San Diego; Greg Haggis, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and Brad Haggis, Dublin; and six grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Benjamin Cover; her sister, Margaret Laughlin Vanaskey; and her brother, Robert Laughlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice.
Matthew Robert Sostarich
Sharon native, Navy vet owned computer business
GILMER, Texas -- Matthew Robert Sostarich, Gilmer, died of cancer on Thursday (1-16-03) in Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas. He was 47.
Mr. Sostarich was born Nov. 5, 1955, in Sharon to Anthony and Gloria Sostarich.
He served in communications for six years in the Navy as a chief petty officer, second class.
Mr. Sostarich was an engineer for 2è years for Alcatel Network Systems in Texas and owned HSB Computer Services in Longview, Texas.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Elaine Donnell, whom he married July 22, 2000; five sons, Shawn Sostarich and Brian Sostarich, both Cochranton; and Steve Albright, Matthew Albright and Marc Sostrich, all Gilmer; two daughters, Heather Sostarich, Cochranton; and Elizabeth Albright, Gilmer; a brother, Marc Sostarich, St. Louis; three sisters, Charlene Simpson and Cheryl Katamay, both Simpsonville, S.C.; and Carol Brandan, Troy, Mo.; and his parents, Anthony and Pauline Sostarich, Hermitage; and Gloria Myers, St. Louis.
He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, Pittsburg, Texas.
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