Helen J. Yovich
1923 - 2011
Cortland - Helen J. (June) Yovich, 88, of Cortland, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Clare Bridge of Austintown.
June was born July 21, 1923 in Cortland, Ohio, the daughter of Louis and Suzanne (Blasko) Smelko. She had lived in Cortland her entire life.
During World War II, June worked for the Federal Government at the Ration Board in Cortland. After the war, she worked for American Welding in their accounting department. She retired from Trumbull Memorial Hospital after 15 years of working in their insurance department.
Mrs. Yovich enjoyed playing cards, auto racing and boating. She was a member of the Pymatuning Outboard Motor Club.
Survivors include a son, George (Patricia) Yovich, Jr. Of Cortland; daughter Judith (Herbert) Yovich Shewman of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren, Jessica Yovich of Chicago, and Whitney Birch and Courtney Bennett, both of Indianapolis, IN; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, whom she married April 10, 1948, who passed away August 22, 2010; four brothers and three sisters.
Private services were held Friday, at Selby Funeral Home Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna, and entombment was made in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Selby-Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Eugene W. Wagner
1921 - 2011
Warren - Eugene W. Wagner, 89, died Friday, August 5, 2011 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
Mr. Wagner was born September 29, 1921, in West Farmington, Ohio, the son of Charles and Martha Wagner.
Gene was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was a pipe fitter for 47 years and a member of Union Local 396.
He married Marilyn (Norton) Wagner February 2, 1944.
Gene was an avid baseball fan and golfer. He enjoyed fishing and was one of the original members who started Little League in Howland Twp.
Beside his wife of 57 years, he leaves two sons, Franklyn “Corky” (Mary Jane) Wagner and John (Susan) Wagner; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Four brothers and six sisters preceded Gene in death.
Private services were held Tuesday at Selby Funeral Home Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
Entombment took place in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Betty A. Miller
1933 - 2011
Youngstown - Betty A. Miller, 77, died at The Hospice House in Poland, Ohio on August 24, 2011.
She is survived by her husband, Charles, whom she married June 4, 1955. She leaves two sons, William and Wendell Miller; three daughters, Jackie Click, Cheryl Avary, and Karen Smith; two sisters, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
The funeral service is Monday, August 29, at 11:00 am, with viewing a half hour prior to the service, at the Crown Hill Memorial Chapel in Vienna.
Entombment will be in the Crown Hill Mausoleum.
Selby Funeral Home provided the services.
Tina M. Smith
1959 - 2011
Mineral Ridge - Tina M. Smith, 51, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at her residence.
Tina was born November 29, 1959 in Kingwood, W. Virginia, the daughter of Alva and Helen (Greaser) Sisler.
She was employed as a hair dresser at Antonine Sisters Adult Daycare, and was a member of the Lordstown Christian Church.
Tina “Mee-Maw” was a loving wife and mother. She loved her dog “Happy” and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Edward Smith, whom she married November 22, 1976; her mother, Helen Sisler of W. Virginia; her daughter, Heather (Travis) Eastham of Lordstown; her two sons, Scott (Jaime) Smith of Niles and Chris (Courtney) Smith of Austintown; her sister, Kathy Johnson of Warren: a brother, Ben Sisler of Kingwood, W. Virginia; and eight grandchildren.
Tina’s father, Alva, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 pm, with the funeral service Saturday at 11:00 am at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna. Reverend Oakes will be officiating.
Interment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Frank A. Lach
1917 - 2011
Warren - Frank A. Lach, 94, died at his residence Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
Frank was born May 30, 1917 in Belle Vernon, PA, the son of the late Adam and Elizabeth (Kutsko) Lach.
He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy as a Shipfitter 1C.
Frank worked 20 years with U.S. Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh and as a millwright for Packard Electric in Warren for 20 years.
He married the former Pauline Pavlovich on July 18, 1948. She passed away in May of 2000.
Frank leaves behind three daughters; Joyce Palonder of North Canton, Linda Gibbs of Niles and Anita Lach of Warren; a son, Frank (Judy) Lach of Geneva; a sister, Margaret Natali; a brother, Thomas Lach; eight grandchildren and seven Great-Grandchildren.
Preceding Frank in death was a daughter who died in infancy; two brothers, George and John, and one sister Anne Bickel.
Calling hours will be Friday from 11:00 am till 12:00 pm, with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 pm, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna. Pastor Mary Hall will officiate.
Selby Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Entombment will be in Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum.