Local news Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003
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Helen E. Burns
St. Paul's UCC member
formerly lived in Sharon
Helen E. Burns of St. Paul Homes, West Salem Township, formerly of Smith Avenue in Sharon, died of natural causes at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, in St. Paul's Health Center after an extended illness. She was 84.
Mrs. Burns was the widow of Dale V. Burns, who died in 1979.
Born Monday, March 11, 1918, in Sharon, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Hassell Krieder.
Mrs. Burns was a graduate of Sharon High School.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Hermitage. Helen was an avid golfer and bowler.
She is survived by: a daughter, Sherry Irvine, Watertown, Conn.; a son, Charles D., husband of Carol Burns, Port Clinton, Ohio; a granddaughter, Jill, wife of Matt Loiselle, Southbury, Conn.; a grandson, Gregg, husband of Kristen Irvine, Cromwell, Conn.; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Loiselle; three great-grandsons, Ryan Loiselle and Jack and Cameron Irvine; and two sisters-in-law, Doris "Dodie" Krieder, Greenville; and Carolyn Burns, El Cajon, Calif.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides her husband, Helen is preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Krieder; and a sister, Kathryn Krieder.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Greater Youngstown Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, Box 321, Canfield, Ohio 44406-0321.
Kenneth B. Kelly
GATX retiree was WWII vet, Optimist, Scout leader
A funeral service will be held Thursday for Kenneth B. Kelly, 8099 Sharpsville Thompson Road, Masury. He died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in the intensive care unit of UPMC Horizon, Farrell, following a brief illness. He was 82.
Mr. Kelly was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Greenville to John C. Kelly and Clarissa J. Jolly Kelly.
He attended Greenville area schools and worked for General American Transportation Corp.'s former Masury plant as a repairman for 43 years. He retired in 1983.
An Army veteran, Mr. Kelly served during World War II.
He attended Sharpsville Church of the Nazarene and was a member and past president of the Hartford Optimist Club.
He also enjoyed bowling and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Kelly was a past Boy Scout leader and worked with the Little League baseball program, both in Hartford.
His wife, the former Jeanne E. Pears, whom he married June 1, 1946, died Dec. 31, 2000.
Surviving are: three sons, Timothy M. and his wife Elona Kelly, Brookfield; Samuel C. and his wife Pamela Kelly, Willard, Ohio; and Christopher G. and his wife Debra Kelly, Burghill; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Beside his wife, Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Daniel M. and Patrick K. Kelly; two sisters, Ruth Kelly and Alice Cochran; and four brothers, Chuck, Ira, Harold and Jim Kelly.
Kenneth Stanley 'Spike' Kendra
Vienna man, a New Castle native, worked at Packard
WARREN, Ohio -- Kenneth Stanley "Spike" Kendra, 29 N. Outer Drive, Vienna 44473, died of pneumonia at 12:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in St. Joseph Health Center Eastland. He was 71.
Mr. Kendra was born March 22, 1931, in New Castle to Stanley A. Kendra and Angela N. White Kendra.
He was a graduate of Union High School in New Castle in 1950.
Formerly of New Castle, Mr. Kendra lived for 32 years and one month in the Vienna area and was employed from 1972 to 1998 at Delphi Packard Electric Systems in Warren. As a tool grinder, Ken spent all of his working years for Packard at the Dana Street plant. He previously worked at Johnson Bronze in New Castle, where he served four years as an apprentice to become a tool grinder.
Mr. Kendra collected old coins, which also was a hobby of his father's. He had a soft spot in his heart for Irish Water Spaniels.
Surviving are: a sister, Mrs. William (Darlene) Mort, Seaford, Del.; and two nephews, David K. Mort, Kansas City, Mo.; and Robert C. Mort, Bear, Del.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Louise M. Mondich
Retiree was Fatima member, cook, donut shop owner
Louise M. Mondich, 400 Patt Drive, Farrell, died unexpectedly at 5:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 82.
Mrs. Mondich was born June 20, 1920, in Farrell to Vincent Mancini and Mary Ciccaroni Mancini.
A graduate of Farrell Area High School Class of 1939, she was a cook for 10 years at Inn 62 in Hermitage, retiring in 1999. She was previously the owner for six years of Plaza Donut Shop in Hermitage.
As a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Farrell, Mrs. Mondich belonged to the Bethany Club and Altar Rosary Society.
She was an avid cook, baker and pie maker. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Her husband, Michael F. Mondich, whom she married in August 1944, died in 1975.
Surviving are: a daughter, Lorraine Mondich, Miami Beach, Fla.; a son, Michael Mondich, Farrell; a sister, Josephine Ronghi, Aliquippa; and a grandson, Michael Mondich, Miami Beach.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Mondich was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Mario Mancini; and two sisters, Anna A. Brusci and Lorene Mancini.
Marilyn J. Moyer
'70 Grove City High School grad worked for hospitals
Marilyn J. Moyer, 140 N. Center St., Grove City, died at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in her residence after an extended illness. She was 50.
Marilyn was born March 3, 1952, in Grove City to Charles Moyer and Mary Hart Moyer.
A 1970 graduate of Grove City High School, she was formerly employed by United Community Hospital in Pine Township, and the former Bashline Hospital in Grove City, where she was medical clerk and receptionist. She previously was employed by Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Ore.
Marilyn was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are: her children, Angela Miller, Portland, Ore.; and Richard "Rick" J. Miller, Oceanside, Calif.; her parents, Charles and Mary Moyer, Grove City; two sisters, Karen Garcia, wife of Ronald Garcia, Penasco, N.M.; and Cathy Henretty, wife of George Henretty, Springfield, Ore.; and a brother, Danny Moyer, West Patterson, N.J.; and two nephews and three nieces.
Marjorie 'Margie' A. Moy
Welcome Wagon rep had worked at Bruno's, Winner
Marjorie "Margie" A. Moy of 850 Jerry Drive, Hubbard, was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. Monday (2-10-03) at her home by the Trumbull County Coroner's Office following a sudden illness. She was 52.
Mrs. Moy was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Warren, a daughter of Roy B. and Cecelia Lutz Williams.
Margie was an area representative for the past four years for the Welcome Wagon Corp. of America. Her previous employment included at L.P. Bruno's Jewelry, Hermitage; Ganto's clothing store in the Eastwood Mall, Niles, Ohio; and The Winner, Sharon.
She was a 1968 graduate of Mathews High School who was an avid bird watcher and feeder. She also enjoyed watching squirrels.
In her spare time, Margie loved to do yard work and landscaping. Her other enjoyments were ceramics and folk art painting.
Margie was the type of person who was involved with her family, especially with her grandchildren's sports.
Survivors include: two daughters, Heather R. Evans, Burghill; and Shannon L. DiBell, Brookfield; two brothers, Thomas R. Williams and his wife Sharon, Vienna; and James D. Williams, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada; three grandchildren, Alex McFarland and Evan and Devin Evans; and her former husband, Doug Moy, Brookfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Donald J. Williams.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Trumbull County, 219 N. River Road, Warren, Ohio 444893; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Robert Nicholas Passalinqua
Hermitage man was bands member, taught music
Robert Nicholas Passalinqua, 1729 Woodside Drive, Hermitage, died unexpectedly at 6:33 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 64.
Mr. Passalinqua was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Taylor Township, Lawrence County, to Nicholas W. Passalinqua and Helen Ryan Passalinqua.
He was a graduate of New Castle High School Class of 1957 and played in the high school band.
Mr. Passalinqua served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired in 1982 as manager of Society Bank in Boardman, Ohio.
He was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Sharon.
As a member of Local 27 of American Federation of Musicians in New Castle, Mr. Passalinqua played in several local bands as a drummer. He also taught music in Beaver Falls.
He was a very loving father and grandfather and an avid fisherman.
His wife, the former Barbara Prezgay, whom he married July 15, 1963, survives at home.
Also surviving are: two sons, Mark and his wife Lesley Passalinqua, Hermitage; and Matthew Passalinqua, also Hermitage; and his friend, Lindsay Mack, Farrell; two sisters, Loretta Colaluca, New Castle; and Mrs. Delbert (Diana Lynn) Rice, Riverside, Calif.; one brother, Anthony and his wife Isabelle Passalinqua, West Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Luke, Ross, Mitchell and Evan Passalinqua; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bernard Passalinqua.
Ida 'Edie' M. Habel Williams
Former Sharon woman
lived in Massachusetts
HADLEY, Mass. -- Ida "Edie" M. (Habel) Williams of Main Street, Belchertown, Mass., died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in Sunbridge of Hadley. She was 83.
Born in Youngstown on Aug. 30, 1919, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of Nicholas and Mary Wash Habel. She lived for many years in Sharon before moving to Belchertown in 1994.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard B. Williams, who died in 2000.
Ida is survived by: a daughter, Mary Ann Williams, Belchertown; a brother, Nicholas Habel Jr., California; and a sister, Anna May Moore, Pittsburgh.
Donations may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Association, Box 2873, Springfield, Mass. 01101-2873.
Milan Mijatov Sr.
Former Aliquippa man
attended Hermitage church
Milan Mijatov Sr., Hermitage, formerly of Aliquippa, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2003, in John XXIII Home, Hermitage. He was 93.
Born on July 13, 1909 in West Pittsburgh, Mr. Mijatov was a son of the late Arcadia and Milka Mijatov.
He retired in 1974 from the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel in Ambridge with 40 years of service.
He was a member of the St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church; St. Elijah Cornerstone Men's Club; and Aliquippa Serbian Club; and was a charter member of St. Elijah Senior Citizens, all Aliquippa. He also belonged to Serbian National Federation Roosevelt Lodge 127; SNF Lodge 188; Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 304; and Local 1270 of United Steelworkers union.
Milan attended St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage.
He was preceded in death by his wives, the former Marie Koven, who died in 1958; and the former Rose Gaich, who died in 1979.
Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, Milan Mijatov Jr. and Patricia Mijatov; and a daughter and son-in-law, Julianna and Thomas Krupa, all Jackson Center; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a stepson, George Udovich and his wife Geri, Hertford, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Elijah Church, Main Street, Aliquippa 15001.
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