Gladys M. Donaldson
1929 - 2010
Warren - Gladys M. Honsaker Donaldson died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren,
Gladys was born April 11, 1929, in New Salem, PA, the daughter of Ray F. Honsaker and Louise (Claybaugh) Honsaker.
She married James W. Donaldson December 24, 1947. James died October 25, 2000.
Gladys and her husband came to Warren in 1951 from Uniontown, PA.
She was a homemaker and cook for many years, retiring from Edie’s Family Restaurant in 1992.
Gladys was a member of the McKinley Church in Warren.
Gladys leaves behind a son, James (Cindy) Donaldson II of Las Vegas and a daughter Cindy (John) Denno of Howland; step-sisters, Jill Smiley, Sharon Perrone, Shelly Kessler; brother, Ray Honsaker of Uniontown, PA; grandchildren, Tim Donaldson, Heather Gaines, Michael Denno, Brian Denno, Christopher Denno, Missy Swartzwelder, Eric Swartzwelder; great grandchildren, Alissa, Jacob, Meagan, Colin, Blake, Maia, Leah, Kyle, Christina, and Zack.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Paul Honsaker and a sister, Betty Jean Swartzwelder.
Calling hours will be Monday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
Entombment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.
George E. Yovich, Sr.
1922 - 2010
Warren - George E. Yovich, Sr. 87, of Cortland, Ohio died peacefully at 6:15 pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.
George was born in East Brady, PA on November 19, 1922, son of the late George and Lucy (Ivcic) Yovich.
He was the owner of George Yovich & Son Excavating Co. and also worked for Warren Engineering Co. in Warren, Oh.
He was a member of Operating Engineers Local #66, and was in the construction business for over 55 years.
He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a Corporal serving in the Pacific Theater.
Mr. Yovich enjoyed auto racing and boating. He was a member of the Pymatuning Outboard Motor Club.
Survivors include his wife Helen June (Smelko) Yovich whom he married on April 10, 1948; son George (Patricia) Yovich, Jr. of Cortland; daughter Judith (Herbert) Yovich - Shewman of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren, Jessica Yovich of Chicago, IL, Whitney Birch and Courtney Bennett, both of Indianapolis, IN; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Lucy Binben and Mary Cheredar both of Warren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Yovich.
Private services were held August 25, 2010 at Selby-Simpson Funeral Home Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna, OH and the entombment was made in Crown Hill Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.
Jean Louise Whitman
1923 - 2010
Cortland - Jean Louise Whitman, 86, of Cortland, died at her residence Friday, August 27, 2010.
Jean was born November 11, 1923 in Mineral City, OH, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Knutson) Cooper.
During WWII, Jean worked building aircraft for the war. Later at at Hercules Engine Company, she worked building diesel engines. Jean retired from Packard Electric Corp. where she worked in the wiring harness department.
Jean married Robert G. Whitman on August 26, 1960. Robert passed away in September of 2000.
Jean enjoyed bird watching and was a member of the DAV Auxiliary and enjoyed the DAV Aerobics.
She leaves behind one son, Charles Smith, at home; and two grandchildren, Rob and Becky Smith.
Preceding Jean are her parents, husband, and two brothers, Don and Gary Cooper.
Visitation will be Friday at 11:00 am with the funeral service at noon at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
The family requests that an material contributions be sent to: DAV (Disabled American Veterans) 2044 Youngstown Rd., Warren, OH, 44484, or Angels for Animals. 4750 West South Range Rd. Canfield, OH 44406.