1934 - 2017
Niles - Jimie Phares, 83, of Girard died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles.
Jimie was born January 20, 1934 in Kerns, West Virginia, the son of Pink and Retta Phares.
He served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army and then served in the U. S. National Guard.
Jimie was employed by General Motors in Lordstown for 30 years as a skilled-trades pipefitter.
He married Carolee Moyer on September 30, 1956.
Jimie enjoyed the mountains of West Virginia and spending time with his family and friends.
Jimie leaves behind a son, Jimie (Claire) Phares of Concord, NC; a daughter, Carolyn (Jerry) De Maiolo of Austintown; four grandchildren, Derek of Glendale, CA, Daniel (Emily) of Austintown, Jamie of Cincinnati and Chloë of Concord, NC.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 10 am to 11 am, with funeral service at 11 am, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna, Oh.
Selby- T. J. Fox Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Merie A. Vassis
1929 - 2017
Warren - Merie A. Vassis, 87, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.
Merie was born December 20, 1929 in Youngstown, the daughter of Lawrence and Mabel (Hooper) Bradshaw.
She retired from Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland.
Merie married George Vassis in 1950. He passed away in January of 1975.
She leaves behind a son, Ken (Mary) Vassis of Vienna; daughters, Karen (John) Gintert of Longmont, CO, Barb Vassis of Longmont, CO and Janet Vassis of Brookfield. Brothers, John (Donenel) Bradshaw of Columbus, OH and Dale (Mary) Bradshaw of Canfield; sister, June (Gene) Osborne of Mesa, AZ. Merie also leaves behind eight grandchildren.
Private services were held at Crown Hill’s Chapel Mausoleum, by Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home in Vienna.
George R. Anderson
1922 - 2017
Howland - George R. “Bob” Anderson died peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Bob enjoyed many years of taking care off his garden and keeping his home and yard pristine before moving to Florida to be near his family. He loved to fish, play golf, and do wood working after his retirement.
He was one of the founding members of the Carpenters Union Local 171 and served on its board. He was a veteran of WWII, and served in the Army Air Corps as an oxygen technician for the pilots. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of Howland community Church, a past officer of the Masonic Lodge #529, of Cortland, Ohio, and was a member of Northwoods Couples Golf League, Rive rview Men's League, Molokai Men's League and his traveling golf league while in Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen, and by his wife Dorothy, whom he adored and was married to for 38 years, and son, Robert Laughlin. Four brothers and two sister also preceded him in death.
He will be missed by his children, Kenneth (Christine) Laughlin of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Howland, Jane (John) Mrus of San Antonio, FL, formerly of Howland, Pat Laughlin of Howland, and Dan (Dorothy) Bock of Cortland. He is also survived by his nephew, William (Kathy) Anderson and Robert (Debbie) Anderson of Canfield, and many more loving nephews and nieces. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his friend and neighbor William Schwandt. These two had many discussions about life and the Lord.
A celebration of life will be held at Crown Hill’s Chapel Mausoleum, in Vienna, OH, officiated by his nephew, Myron Daum, on Monday, October 30, 2017. Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am, with the service to follow at 11 am.
Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Harriett H. Dunn
WARREN– Harriett H. Dunn, 90, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She was born November 15, 1926 in Warren, OH. to Perry Emory Best and Thora Alice Tracey Best.
A graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, she worked forty years as a telephone operator for United Telephone Company, retiring in 1984. Harriet attended Glenn Christian Church.
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who died in 1998. Together they had one daughter, Kathleen A. Glenn. They leave behind four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Their grandchildren are Rodney Dunn and Jeffrey Dunn of Warren, Michelle Farhoud of Cortland, and Michael Glenn of Warren. Great-grandchildren; Rozlyn (Justin) White of Utah, Jeffrey Dunn Jr., of Warren and Brandon, Connor, Kyle and Nathaniel Farhoud of Cortland. Great-great-grandchildren Jadyn White and Morgan White of Utah and Adrianne and Caleb Dunn of Warren.
Services will be private and are being entrusted to Selby-T.J. Fox Funeral Home, Vienna, Ohio. Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio at a later date.
Louise M. Marsico
1920 - 2017
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 3, 2017 for Louise Mary Marsico, 97, who died Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:52 am in her home at Friendship Village of Columbus, Ohio.
Louise was born on June 28, 1920 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of Ralph and Josephine (Lapicherella) Protomastro who immigrated to the US from Vieste, Province of Foggia, Italy. She grew up in Warren, Ohio along with her siblings, Mary Schwartz, John Protomastro, Lena Procopio, Rose Ognibene, Ellen Martin, and Carmella Martin, all who are deceased.
Louise leaves to cherish her memory, her family and husband, Vincent J. Marsico whom she married on August 19, 1944. They enjoyed a very full life together--traveling the world, ballroom dancing, canning tomatoes, making homemade pasta and preparing Italian dinners for those they loved. They stayed connected to their Italian roots hosting Italian relatives for weeks at a time.
Louise was preceded in death by her son, James F. Marsico. She leaves behind her son David (Jana) Marsico, daughter-in-law Susan Dodge Marsico, granddaughters Amy (Nicholas Troccoli), Erin (Ed Kagel), Annie (John Oswalt), Carly (Dave Hazard), Chelsea, two great grandchildren who she delighted in and adored, Daniel and Elena Kagel and many nieces and nephews who she loved to stay in touch with.
She was the best pie maker “ever”, loved making brownies and pizzelles for friends and family, was an avid reader, enjoyed old movies, and was always up for a party. She passed on her love of baking and canning to her grandchildren. Her delicious German Chocolate Cake was a special birthday tradition. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and sharing in their lives, which she did right up to her final days.
Louise worked a swing shift at General Electric for 25 years while raising her two sons. After retiring, she and her husband began spending winters in Spain and Orange Beach, Alabama enjoying the many friends they made from all over the world, year after year.
Mass will be held Friday at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Niles, Ohio where she was devoted to her faith and a lifelong member. Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, Ohio following the Mass. A Memorial luncheon will follow.
The family wishes to thank Comfort Keepers’ staff Martha and Alsonia, and OhioHealth Hospice for their wonderful care, kindness and compassion.
Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.