Lester B. Pfeifer
1926 - 2010
Girard – Lester B. (Dutch) Pfeifer, 83, of Lincoln Ave., Girard died Sunday morning, February 21, at Northside Hospital, after a long illness.
Lester was born in Evans City, PA on May 9, 1926 the son of Lester F. and Edna Kaufman Pfeifer.
He came to this area from Ellwood City, PA in 1954.
Lester served during WWII in the Army as a Private First Class in the 4th Armored Division, serving in the European, Africa and Middle Eastern Campaigns. He received the WWII Victory Medal and was honorably discharged in August of 1946.
He was employed as a greenhouse worker in Harmony, PA and later at Jones & Laughlin Steel in Aliquippa, PA. He worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. Brier Hill Works in the maintenance department and retired in 1980.
Lester was a member of the First Christian Church in Girard, VFW Post 419 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 2172.
Lester was an avid camper, fisherman and hunter, snagging many trophy size fish from Mosquito Lake.
Beside his wife, the former Helen Stich Pfeifer whom he married on June 28, 1952, in Middle Lancaster, PA, Lester leaves to cherish his memory two Daughters; Sandra L. (Vito) Marsco of Girard, and Diane M. (Thomas) Pustay of Liberty; four grandchildren, Amber L. (Mario) Curtis of Manhattan, KS, Ashley M. Pustay of Lake Geneva, WI, Suzanne L. Marsco and Danielle M. Marsco both of Girard; two sisters; Dorothy (Virgil) Valk of Tuscon, AZ, Ruth Dambaugh of Evans City, PA; a step-sister, Louise “Bess” Barolak of PA.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Dean Pfeifer and Darel Pfeifer and sisters, June Koch and Madelyn Stewart.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, one hour prior to the funeral service at 11:00 am, at the Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of Northside Medical Center for their care and support.
Selby – Simpson Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Mable L. Croyle
1927 - 2010
Warren - Mable L. (The Cookie Lady) Croyle, 82, of Warren, died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Croyle was born December 25, 1927, in Altoona, PA, the daughter of Charles T. and Esther L. (Wilhelm) Swegan.
Mable was a homemaker and had worked for Copperweld Steel and the Golden Stallion Restaurant as a cook.
She enjoyed crocheting and creating homemade gifts for her family. Mable loved spending time with her great-grandchildren and making cookies for friends and family for all occasions. Mable also attracted sons-in-law with her cookies.
Mable was a member of the Central Baptist Church and was a member of the church’s Ladies Club.
She married Francis H. Croyle January 7, 1946. Francis passed away October 21, 2006.
Mable leaves behind daughters, Barbara (James) Godney of Warren, Saundra (John) Mann of Youngstown, Deborah (Ed) Viets of Johnston; and a son, Richard (Tina) Croyle of Warren; three sisters, Vera Perks of Johnston, Alice Kowalski of San Antonio, TX, Ida Barnett of San Antonio TX. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mable in death are her parents and sons, Charles, William and Francis Jr. and 2 great grandsons, Anthony and Joshua; and three borthers, Theodore, Howard and Raymond Swegan.
Calling hours will be held at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna, on Friday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am with calling hours one hour prior to the service at 10:00 am. at Niles Central Baptist Church.
The family requests that any monetary tributes be sent to Niles Central Baptist Church, 1301 North Rd. Niles, OH, 44446.
Selby-Simpson Funeral Home handled the arrangements and the obituary may be viewed at selbysimpsonfuneralhome.com.
Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
1919 - 2010
LAS VEGAS - Eileen Gulosh, 90, formerly of Warren, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Las Vegas, following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 19, 1919.
She is survived by her sons, Charles of Winchester, Va., and Jerry of Las Vegas; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Gulosh, and her daughter, Patti.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Crown Hill Cemetery, Vienna, where friends may call one hour prior to services.
Desert Memorial Services were in charge of arrangements in Nevada.