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Arthur W. Herndon
Sharon man, WWII vet
was youth counselor
A funeral service will be held Tuesday for Arthur W. Herndon, 457 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon. He passed away at 12:55 a.m. Thursday (1-29-04) in Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 82.
Mr. Herndon was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Spartanburg, S.C., to Arthur W. Herndon Sr. and Jessie Herndon.
He was a graduate of Community Street School Class of 1938 in Spartanburg and was employed as a counselor of male youth in New York City.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Herndon served during World War II.
He enjoyed cars and traveling.
His wife, the former Dorothy L. Moss, to whom he was married for 31 years, survives at home.
Also surviving are: two stepdaughters, Regina Moore, Sharon; and Patricia Thompson, New York; one son, Arthur W. Herndon III, Bronx, N.Y.; a stepson, Leroy Anderson, Sharon; and 8 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Kevin and Kerry Herndon.
Arthur W., 82, of 457 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon.
Calling hours: 11 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesday (2-3-04) in Second Baptist Church, 1140 Spearman Ave., Farrell. Condolences may be sent by fax to (724) 347-1917 or by e-mail to ShannonFHLtd@netscape.net
Service: Funeral service at noon Tuesday in the church with the Rev. Thomas J. Bolling, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Murray-Bell Post 7597, Farrell.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland.
Peter 'Skippy' Lucas
Sandy Lake man retired
from Merchant Marines
A memorial service will be held today for Peter "Skippy" Lucas of 5362 Franklin St., Sandy Lake. He died of natural causes at 10:22 a.m. Thursday (1-29-04) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. He was 88.
Mr. Lucas was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
He was reared by his mother, Mary Borovich Lucas, and his stepfather, Joseph Lucas.
Mr. Lucas was a Merchant Marine and had traveled extensively, retiring in the early 1980s.
He was of the Protestant faith. In his early years, he enjoyed snow skiing.
He married Dorothy E. Tenney on Feb. 14, 1989. She preceded him in death March 19, 1991.
Mr. Lucas is survived by: his caregiver, Tanya R. Miller and her husband Mark, Sandy Lake; one half sister, Jackie Walker, Vancouver; and one half brother, Dan Lucas, Penticton, British Columbia; and four sisters-in-law, Esther Tenney, Nellie Tenney and Florence Tenney, all Sandy Lake; and Phyllis Belcher, Kent, Wash.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides his wife, Mr. Lucas was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, one sister and one half brother.
Peter "Skippy," 88, of 5362 Franklin St., Sandy Lake.
Calling hours: 1 p.m. to time of service Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Service: Memorial service at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in the funeral home with the Rev. Julie Hanneman, pastor of Waynesfield United Methodist Church, Cherry Valley, Ohio, officiating.
Hazel M. August
Hazel M. August, formerly of 750 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday (1-30-04) in Clepper Manor, Sharon. She was 84.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Hazel M., 84, formerly of 750 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon.
Arrangements will be announced by SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME Inc., East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon; member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
Ruby P. Bertocchi
Penney's retiree was
active in local card clubs
Ruby P. Bertocchi, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of 130 Hughey Road, Otter Creek Township, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away at 1:11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, surrounded by her family. She was 80.
Mrs. Bertocchi was born Oct. 9, 1923, in New Kensington, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel Williams and Pearl Richards Williams.
She was a graduate of the former Arnold (Pa.) High School.
Mrs. Bertocchi moved to the Shenango Valley in 1950. She retired in 1988 as a sales associate from J.C. Penney's after 25 years of service, then moved to Greenville, where she resided next to her daughter.
She attended First Assembly of God in Hermitage and was a member of the J.C. Penney Retirement Club. She was also very active in two local card clubs.
Mrs. Bertocchi enjoyed baking, crafting and sewing and enjoyed the times she was able to share with her family. She was an avid card and bingo player.
She is survived by: her daughter, Genie Ramp and her husband Walter, Greenville; four sons, Rob Bertocchi, and his wife Carol, Douglasville, Ga.; David Bertocchi and his wife Nancy, Rapid City, S.D.; Michael Bertocchi and his wife Susan, Lithia Springs, Ga.; and Kevin Bertocchi and his wife Kim, Greenville; a sister, Catherine Williams, Polk; and a brother, Robert Williams and his wife Arlene, Harrisburg, Pa. Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers and a grandson, Michael Bertocchi Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of First Assembly of God, 1455 N. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage 16148.
Ruby P., 80, of 130 Hughey Road, Otter Creek Township, formerly of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (2-1-04) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, and 10 a.m. to time of service Monday (2-2-04) in First Assembly of God, Hermitage. Friends not able to attend may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday in the church with the Rev. Kenneth E. Martin, pastor, officiating.
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.
Gloria C. King Boyd
Akron woman had son,
daughter living in county
AKRON, Ohio -- Gloria C. King Boyd, a 41-year resident of 3151 Avid Road, Akron, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in her residence after a three-year illness. She was 77.
Mrs. Boyd was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Ravenna, Ohio, to Charles V. King and Naomi Armstrong King.
She was a cafeteria manager at Springfield Local School District.
Mrs. Boyd was a Presbyterian.
Her husband, James H. Boyd, whom she married Aug. 10, 1946, died Dec. 31, 1986.
Surviving are: five children, Amy Jean, wife of Mike Kirkland, Rootstown, Ohio; Naomi Jane, wife of Virgil Moody; Donald E. Boyd and his wife Jacqueline; William E. Boyd and his wife Gail; and Phyllis Boyd, all Akron, Ohio; a sister, Amy Birnley, Grove City; four brothers, David King, Ephrata, Pa.; Paul King, Shelton, Wash.; Joe King, Greenville; and Arthur King, State College, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Gloria Louise Boyd; a brother, Donald King; and an infant granddaughter.
Mrs. James H. (Gloria C. King), 77, of 3151 Avis Road, Akron Ohio.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Monday (2-2-04) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Township.
Ellen Stephenson Daly
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Ellen Stephenson Daly, Pompano Beach, formerly of Sharon, died Thursday (1-29-04) in John Knox Village Health Care, Pompano Beach. She was 91.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Mrs. Robert J. (Ellen Stephenson), 91, Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Sharon.
Arrangements will be announced by KRAEER FUNERAL HOME, 200 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Fla.
James L. Glaab
Masury man worked
for Schmitt, Golden Dawn
James L. Glaab, 1303 Bedford Road SE, Masury, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after an extended illness. He was 60.
Mr. Glaab was born July 21, 1943, in Beaver Falls to Norman Clay Glaab and Anna Mae Campbell Glaab.
He attended St. Joseph School in New Brighton and worked for Peter J. Schmitt of North Jackson, Ohio; and the former Golden Dawn of Sharon. He was a fork-lift operator for 22 years.
Mr. Glaab attended St. Joseph's Church in Sharon and was a member of Local 261 of Teamsters, New Castle.
He enjoyed his family and, most of all, his grandchildren.
His wife, the former Donna King, whom he married Jan. 3, 1962, survives at home.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Lorraine Ann Fry and her husband Oscar H., Ford City; and Christine Woolensack and her husband George H., Hubbard; two sons, James L. Glaab Jr. and William W. Paul, both Pittsburgh; a brother, Norman A. Glaab and his wife Jacqueline, Beaver Falls; and his grandchildren, Tia Glaab, Tina R. Glaab, Jennifer Wilson, Shelby Fry, Adam Woolensack and Monica Woolensack.
Mr. Glaab was preceded in death by his parents and an infant, John Joseph Glaab.
James L., 60, of 1303 Bedford Road SE, Masury.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (2-1-04) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to email@example.com
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (2-2-04) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Marc Stockton, parochial vicar of St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, officiating.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.
Neil Harrison Goff
Optician of Mercer belonged to New Wilmington church
A funeral service will be held Saturday for Neil Harrison Goff, 130 Franklin St., Mercer. He passed away at 3 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 29, 2004, in his residence. He was 49.
Mr. Goff was born Nov. 28, 1954, in New Castle to Howard Goff and Marlene Piltch Goff.
An alumnus of Union High School Class of 1972, he attended Youngstown State University.
As an optician, Mr. Goff was employed at Pearle Vision Center in Clearview Mall, Butler.
He was a history buff and belonged to Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington.
Mr. Goff loved music and played the drums.
His wife, the former Linda Beth Scupholm, whom he married in May 1994, survives at the residence in Mercer.
Also surviving are: a stepdaughter, Tracie Spain, Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Jesse Willis Goff, New Castle; two stepsons, Michael Stephen Loveless, Bonduel, Wis.; and Thomas Paul Loveless, Waupon, Wis.; and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Goff was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Stuart Goff.
Memorial contributions may be made to Neshannock Presbyterian Church, 330 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington 16142.
Neil Harrison, 49, of 130 Franklin St., Mercer.
Calling hours: Were 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (1-30-04) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. today (1-31-04) in the funeral home with the Rev. William H. Stone Jr., pastor of Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Wilmington, officiating.
Interment: Neshannock Cemetery, New Wilmington.
The following obituary is being reprinted from Friday to correct an error made by The Herald in the deceased's name.
Justin Montell Jennings Jr.
Justin Montell Jennings Jr. of 343 Connelly Blvd., Sharon, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was one day old.
Justin was born at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in Allegheny General Hospital, a son of Justin Montell Jennings Sr. and Ashley Marie Smith Jennings.
The family belongs to Convenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon.
Besides his parents, Justin is survived by: his paternal grandparents, Deborah Newlan and Carlos Summers Sr., both Sharon; maternal grandparents, William and Nadia Smith, York, Pa.; and paternal great-grandparents, Judy Rodehaver, Sharpsville; and Richard Newlan, Brookfield.
Justin Montell Jr., 1 day, of 343 Connelly Blvd., Sharon.
Calling hours: None. Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net.
Service: Private services will be held in Buhl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Sean Martin, pastor of Convenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon, officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Frank W. 'Bill' Knecht III
Wendell August CEO served YSU, community
BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Frank W. "`Bill" Knecht III of Boardman died peacefully at noon Wednesday (1-28-04) in St. Elizabeth's Health Center, Youngstown, after a courageous 3è-year battle with cancer. Family members were present at his side. Mr. Knecht will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was 66.
He was born Nov. 27, I937, in Warren, Ohio, a son of the late Frank W. Knecht Jr. and Isabelle Ewing Knecht.
Mr. Knecht was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy and held a bachelor of science degree from Youngstown State University.
He was employed at IBM Corp., specializing in educational sales. In his 16 years at IBM, Mr. Knecht qualified for 16 consecutive 100 Percent Clubs and, in 1974, was recognized as a member of IBM's Golden Circle, which designated him as one of the top 100 salespersons in the country.
Mr. Knecht purchased Wendell August Forge in 1978 and was currently serving as chairman and chief executive officer. Wendell August has showrooms in Grove City, at Grove City Outlet Mall and in Berlin, Ohio.
He was a member of the Boardman Board of Education for eight years, two of which he served as the board's president. He also served as president of Boardman Civic Association, The Youngstown Club and the YSU Penguin Club. He was a board member of the American Cancer Society, Mahoning County Unit; and the Educational Advisory committees of both the Mahoning County Joint Vocational School and Choffin Career Center.
Mr. Knecht's community service also included serving on the YSU Athletic Council and their search committee for a head football coach. He was also co-chairman of the YSU Stadium Division Capital Fund Drive, helping to raise more than $3.2 million that has made Stambaugh Stadium one of the top Division I-AA facilities in the nation. He also assisted greatly in the success of the brick campaign that generated almost $500,000 for the department.
He was currently a trustee of both Grove City College and Youngstown State University. He was serving on the boards of Penn Northwest Development Corp., Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Youngstown Club, Rockwell Springs Trout Club and Community Base Council for the Youngstown Air Base. Previously he was a member of numerous other community organizations.
Mr. Knecht was recognized in 1992 as a regional finalist for Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year. He received the Mahoning County American Cancer Society 1992 Man of the Year Award; Boy Scouts of America, French Creek Council 1995 Distinguished Citizen Award; Boardman Civic Association 1995 Community Service Award; 1996 Thiel College Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award; and the 1996 Great Communicator Award from Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center. In 1999 he was inducted into the Youngstown State University Athletic Hall of Fame as a contributor. In 2000, the American Cancer Society honored him with their Courage Award.
In 2000, the Mahoning County American Heart Association named him Man of the Year. Youngstown State University bestowed upon Mr. Knecht its most prestigious honor, the Youngstown State University 2001 Distinguished Citizen Award. This accolade represents the highest mark of distinction given by the university. In 2002, Mr. Knecht was the Youngstown State University commencement speaker and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He was the recipient of the 2003 Penguin of the Year Award presented by the YSU Penguin Club of Youngstown State University. In February 2004, he was to be honored by Leadership Mahoning Valley with its Civic Leadership Award.
Mr. Knecht was a member of Boardman Civic Association, Dover Club, Rockwell Springs Trout Club, Duquesne Hunting and Fishing Club, Youngstown Club, Tippecanoe Country Club, The Penguin Club and Four Square Club.
Mr. Knecht was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Youngstown.
He is survived by: his wife, the former V. Constance Ralston, whom he married Sept. 3, 1960; a daughter, Deborah Knecht Fetter, a director of Wendell August, and her husband Jonathan and their children, Joshua, Daniel and Emily Fetter, all Canfield; and a son, F. Wilson Knecht IV, vice president of Wendell August, and his wife Jennifer and their children Jared, Cameron and Claire Knecht, all Wilmington, N.C.
He also leaves a brother, James Knecht and his wife Patricia; two sisters, Jane and her husband David MacEllven, Woodville, Texas; and Susan Marshall, London, 0hio; his mother-in-law, Virginia Ralston Campbell, Warren; his brother-in-law, Joseph Ralston and his wife Madonna, Stow, Ohio; his sister-in-law, Susan Stewart and her husband Richard, Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Knecht's memory be given to American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406; The Knecht Family Scholarship Endowment, Grove City College, Development Office, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City 16127; Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown 44512; Youngstown State University, The F.W. "`Bill" Knecht III Scholarship, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown 44555; Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown 44511; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Frank W. "Bill" III, 66, Boardman, Ohio.
Calling hours: Friends may call for memorial calling hours from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday (2-1-04) in Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown.
Service: Memorial service at 4 p.m. Monday (2-2-04) in the church with Pastor Dale Giffin officiating.
Arrangements by DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 4996 Market St., Youngstown.
Eleanor Marie Wimer Stodolak
Homemaker was member of First Baptist in GC
Eleanor Marie Wimer Stodolak, Grove City, formerly of Number Two Mine, Springfield Township, died at about 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2004, in Grove Manor, Grove City, following a two-year illness. She was 78.
Mrs. Stodolak was born June 20, 1925, in Springfield Township to Ernest A. and Rhoda Royle Wimer.
She was a homemaker and, prior to her marriage, worked for 13 years for the former Leonard's Market in Grove City.
As a member of First Baptist Church of Grove City, she belonged to the Willing Workers Sunday school class.
Her husband, John Stodolak, whom he married March 2, 1957, preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1988.
She has no survivors.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one infant son, Jan Robert Stodolak, who died in May 1958.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 103 Cranberry Road, Grove City 16127.
Mrs. John (Esther Marie Wimer), 78, Grove City, formerly of Number Two Mine, Springfield Township.
Calling hours: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday (2-1-04) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF LEESBURG, 1778 Perry Highway, Springfield Township.
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (2-2-04) in the funeral home with the Rev. David Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Grove City, officiating.
Interment: Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.
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Fulbert Paul "Ollie" Sr., 71, of 50 6th Ave., Hempfield Township.
Obituary was published 1-30-4
Calling hours: Were 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (1-30-04) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 366-68 S. Main St., Greenville. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. today (1-31-04) in New Apostolic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Larry D. LeMar, pastor officiating.
Interment: Stevenson Cemetery, Salem Township.
Mrs. James Donald (Margaret Anne), 68, of 556 4th Ave., Sharon.
Obituary was published 1-30-4
Calling hours: Were 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (1-30-04) and 11 a.m. to time of service today (1-31-04) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends not able to attend may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
Service: Funeral service at noon today (1-31-04) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard N. Carlson, pastor of Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church, Sharon, officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage, with committal prayers in Buhl Memorial Chapel.
Wayne E., 84, Butler, formerly of Hermitage.
Obituary was published 1-30-4
Calling hours: Were 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (1-30-04) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to email@example.com
Service: Funeral service at noon today (1-31-04) in the funeral home chapel with full military honors provided by Shenango Valley Honor Guard.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.
Mike, 89, of 1153 Putnam Drive, Sharon.
Obituary was published 1-29-04
Calling hours: Private.
Service: Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. today (1-31-04) in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, with the Rev. Frank Firko, pastor, as celebrant. Panachida service at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home.
Interment: St. Michael's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage.
Mrs. Robert G. (Patricia A.), 52, of 1228 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville.
Obituary was published 1-30-4
Calling hours: Were 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (1-30-04) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends not able to attend may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
Service: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. today (1-31-04) in St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Christopher C. Merry, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.