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Bernard J. Palya
Bernard J. Palya
Class of 1966
Passed Jun 02, 2019
Bernard J. Palya 1948-2019

WARREN — Bernard J. Palya, 70, of Warren, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Cortland Health Care Center.
He was born July 27, 1948, in Uniontown, Pa., a son of Joseph W. and Eleanor L. Duttko Palya.
Bernard was employed as a supervisor for the former Packard Electric Corp. in Warren for 30 years prior to retiring.
Bernard is survived by his mother, Eleanor Palya; a brother, Rudy Palya of Freedom; and a sister, Bernadette Palya-Lach of Warren. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren, where calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will take place in the All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta.
Carl F. Gehringer, Jr.
Carl F. Gehringer, Jr.
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 14, 2012
POLAND – Carl F. Gehringer Jr., 62, passed away peacefully at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Hospice House following a three year battle with cancer.
He was born in Warren, on June 15, 1950, the son of Carl and Gisela (Schuster) Gehringer Sr.
Throughout his childhood he was active with the Boy Scouts and in Soap Box Derby Racing.
He was a 1968 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and The Ohio State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Economics. For 23 years, he was a licensed financial advisor, life insurance agent and traded securities for the American Express Company. Later in life, he was a skillful self-employed contractor who loved the challenge of fixing anything.
Carl loved the outdoors and enjoyed baseball, bowling, boating, water and snow skiing, four wheeling in the mountains, camping, fishing, golfing and target shooting. For many years, he was a member of Fur and Feathers Outdoor Gun Club and played on the Hubbard Team in the Over 50 Old Timers Baseball League. He patiently built, painted, played with and repaired model trains and remote controlled airplanes.
Carl is survived by his parents, Carl F. (Gisela) Gehringer Sr. of Howland; sister, Vivian (Terry) McDowell of Howland; nephew, Charles (Jennifer) Dann of Howland; longtime companion, Sue Leffard of Poland; and many friends.
The funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at Howland Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of the Valley’s Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Carol Ann Flanigan
Carol Ann Flanigan
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 28, 2019
Carol A.?Flanigan 1950-2019

Jul 31, 2019
WARREN — Carol Ann Flanigan, 68, of Warren, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.
She was born Aug. 10, 1950, in Warren, the daughter of the late Jack and Theresa Wolbert Flanigan.
Carol was a 1968 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, and was previously employed at Kraftmaid for four years. She loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Jason M. Flanigan of Warren; sister, Deborah York of Warren; grandchildren, Zion and Zaidan Flanigan; and niece, Cheryl Flanigan DeFoor and her son, Charles Parks.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Flanigan and Paul Wolbert.
Services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Bill Carter will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday, at the funeral home.
Charles C. Swinehart
Charles C. Swinehart
Class of 1967
Passed Sep 09, 2020
Charles C. Swinehart 1948-2020
SEP 13, 2020

BAZETTA — Charles C. Swinehart, 71, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at his home.

He was born Nov. 2, 1948, in Bucyrus, the son of L.A. and Helen Walton Swinehart.

Chuck lived most of his life in Warren, attending Warren G. Harding High School where he graduated in 1967. Then he graduated from Kent State University, with a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology.

Chuck proudly served his country and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army with the rank of Sergeant in 1976.

Early in life he worked as the manager of his family’s horse operation and the later as a self-employed financial manager. Chuck loved the outdoors, his farm and the animals on it. He also credits and loved his caregivers, Sherry and James Youngman, for making his life, to the end, a pleasant experience.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Following cremation, a private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals. Please visit to leave condolences for Chuck’s family.
Clyde G. Clark Iii
Clyde G. Clark III
Class of 1968
Passed Feb 11, 2017
Champion, Ohio - Clyde G. Clark III, 66, died Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was born on July 8th, 1950 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Clyde and Lois Shore Clark.
Clyde was 1968 graduate of Warren G. Harding high school. He retired from Delphi Packard where he was a driver. He currently reconditioned cars at Cole Valley. He was a muscle car and Cadillac enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and wife, Debby Phipps Clark, whom he married March 18th, 1992.
Memories of Clyde will be carried on by his wife, Debby Clark of Champion, mother Lois Clark of Warren, sons Jason Clark and Chad (Jodi) Clark of Cortland, daughters Amanda (Chris) Mann of Hudson and Marissa (Dustin) Eberline of Columbia, SC, sister Linda Pritchard of Warren, and brother George Clark also of Warren. He is also survived by his niece Ami Jo Pritchard of Howland and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde G. Clark, II, and brother Thomas Clark.
Those who knew Clyde knew him as a quiet and humble man with a witty sense of humor who liked to tease those he loved. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Friends and family may call Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at McFarland & Son Funeral Home. A service of remembrance will follow at 7:00 pm.
His family suggest contributions be made in the form of donations to American Red Cross, #6, 8381 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit to view this obituary and send condolences.
Clyde William Muter
Clyde William Muter
Class of 1960
Passed Jun 05, 2006
Bill had a cardio event at the Poway, CA muny pool sometime around 2005-06.
Dale R. Hall
Dale R. Hall
Class of 1967
Passed Oct 05, 2017
BAZETTA — Dale R. Hall, 68, of Bazetta, passed on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with his family by his side.
Dale was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Dayton, the son of Thelma Theodore and Paul Hall. He was a 1967 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
Dale had been employed by General Motors, retiring from the Fab Plant in 2006 after 38 years of service.
Enjoyable pastimes for Dale were back packing, riding his Harley and fishing on Lake Erie.
Loving memories of Dale will be carried on by his caring wife, Janet Howsare Hall; his daughters, Stacie (Spencer) Hall-Leonhardt and Natalie (Rodney) Skaggs; his grandchildren, Abbie Hall, Aaron Leonhardt, Kyle Skaggs and Jordyn Skaggs; his brother, Dennis Hall; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Melanie Howsare; and his many nieces and nephews.
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Daniel J. Santone Sr.
Daniel J. Santone Sr.
Class of 1960
Passed Aug 04, 2009
Daniel J. Santone Sr. 1942-2009
SOUTHINGTON - Daniel J. Santone Sr., 67, of Southington, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at his residence.

He was born July 1, 1942, in Warren, a son of Anthony Santone and Anne Vennitti.

Mr. Santone was a 1960 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Youngstown State University.

For the last 35 years, he was a self-employed building contractor with Santone Construction Co.

He was a member of St. William Church and was very active with Champion Boy Scouts Troop 27.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Daniel is survived by two sons, Daniel J. Santone Jr. of Philadelphia and Michael R. Santone of Dublin; three brothers, Carmen (Kathy) Santone of Warren, Michael D. ''Mickey'' Santone of Warren and Anthony (Carol) Santone of Newton Falls; a sister, Joanne ''Josie'' Santone of Warren; and a brother, Paul (Susan) Santone of Southington.

His parents preceded him in death.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. William Church, with celebrant the Rev. Michael Balash. Memorial calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, and also a half hour prior to services Friday morning at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512 or Boy Scouts of America Greater Western Reserve Council, 4930 Enterprise Blvd., Warren, Ohio 44481.
Donald R. Planton
Donald R. Planton
Class of 1966
Passed Sep 22, 2013
GIRARD – Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCauley Funeral Home officiated by Reverend James Walker, for Donald R. Planton, 65, who passed away Sunday afternoon at Hampton Woods Nursing Center with his family by his side.
Mr. Planton was born March 11, 1948 in Youngstown and was a son of Herbert C and Georgean Kiffer Planton and was a lifelong member of the community.
He was employed by Reliant Resources as a shift supervisor since 1971, retiring in 2006. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1965 to 1971 and was a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Mr. Planton leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Georgean Witkoski of McDonald; stepdaughter, Cindy (Ron) Thomas of Ravenna; stepson, Gary (Ruth) Brannon of Liberty Township; brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Planton of Muncie, Indiana and Terry (Diana) Planton of Chardon; sister, Margilee (Jeff) Hilson of Columbus; and grandchildren, Christian and Camille Thomas, Marcy Lilley and Michael Brannon and great grandchildren, Megan Brannon, Zack and Kevin Hickman and Laney Lilley.
He was preceded in death by his wife the former Mary J. Logan, whom he married Oct. 2, 1970 and who passed away May 31, 2003; his father, Herbert, his stepfather, John Witkoski and a grandson, Avery Thomas.
The family has requested that contributions to be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, 44512 or to The Touched by Nathan Foundation, P.O. Box 1505, 44501
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Douglas R. Bolen
Douglas R. Bolen
Class of 1965
Passed Oct 12, 2008
Douglas R. Bolen, 61 of Warren, passed away October 12, 2008 at 4:37am at St. Joseph Health Center. Doug was born on March 29, 1947 in Wakefield, Michigan, the son of the late Clifford R. and Anna L. (Anderson) Bolen. Doug graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1965 where he was part of the Civil Air Patrol. He went on to serve our country in the Marine Corps having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Once out of the Marine Corps, Doug continued to serve having worked for Warren City Police Department for 30 years where he retired in 1999 at the rank of Sergeant. Doug was one of the first members of the SWAT team for Warren Police. After retiring from Warren Police Department, he was employed with the Trumbull county Sheriffs Office as court security for the 11th District Court of Appeals. Doug was the current commander of the VFW Post 1090 in Warren and a member of Cortland Masonic Lodge #529. He was an avid Steelers, Yankees and NASCAR fan; he enjoyed bocce, hunting, and fishing. Doug was very active with charity events especially Toys-for-Tots. He was past president of the Blue Knights Chapter 14. Doug will be remembered for his dedication law enforcement, military, and serving his country. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Kathie (Daniels) Bolen whom he married on September 25, 1981. His two children; Gidgette (Todd) Owen of Huntsburg, Ohio, and Doug Bolen of Warren; Godchildren Mary Dixon, Samantha Bell, and Joseph Bell. His siblings Marlene Delick and Gretchen Cottingham, both of Wakefield, Michigan, Bruce (Martha) Bolen of Niles; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Gunner. For all who knew Doug, he will be greatly loved and missed. Doug was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Donald Bolen; and two sisters Shirley Johnson and Audreen Bolen. Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 17, 2008 at 11am at the Roberts-Clark Funeral Chapel. Family will be receiving friends on Thursday from 4-7pm where the F.O.P., Masonic Lodge #529 and VFW Post 1090 will hold services starting at 7pm. Burial will be at Pine Knoll Cemetery in Warren Township. The family has asked that material contributions be made in Doug's memory to either the VFW Post 1090 in Warren to help with Toys- for-Tots or to Animal Welfare League
Eleanor (badolato) Tobin
Eleanor (Badolato) Tobin
Class of 1968
Passed May 22, 2020
Eleanor Tobin 1950-2020
MAY 28, 2020

LIBERTY — Eleanor “Bonnie” Tobin, 69, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at Hospice House in Poland, surrounded by her loving family.

Bonnie was born Sept. 27, 1950, in New York, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Eleanor Cermak Badolato.

Bonnie owned and operated Bonnie’s Beauty Palace in McDonald for 10 years. She was a wonderful hairdresser. She was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.

She enjoyed crafts, going to garage sales and bargain shopping, but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Bonnie leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 49 years, Michael Tobin, whom she married Nov. 21, 1970; her children, Michelle (Derek) Scavnicky of Tampa, Fla. and Nancy (Michael) McCormick of Colorado; her sisters, Dorothy “Dottie” of Arizona, and Helen Ross and Jamie Tobin, both of Spring Valley, N.Y.; brother, Nicholas Pomona of West Palm, Fla.; her grandchildren, Alec Coman, Zachary Coman,Carter Coman, Reese McCormick, Camryn McCormick and Brooke Scavnicky; and a son-in-law, Ron Coman of Liberty Township.

Besides her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Coman; her sister, Barbara Scully; and brothers; Joseph Badolato, Jackie Pomona and Eugene Badolato.

Per Bonnie’s wishes, there will be no services. The family suggests that any memorial contribution be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of the Valley for their kind and compassionate care that was given to Bonnie.

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Francis J. Buzzy Pabin
Francis J. Buzzy Pabin
Class of 1965
Passed Mar 17, 2008
WARREN - Francis J. ''Buzzy'' Pabin, 61, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 17, 2008. Buzzy was born Jan. 29, 1947, in Warren, son of Steve T. and Sophie Malarchick Pabin Sr. He retired in 1999 from Packard Electric Co. after working there 30 years. Buzzy served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He previously attended the Christ Our King Catholic Church. Buzzy enjoyed flea marketing, Ebay and watching the Cleveland Browns and Indians. Buzzy leaves his wife, Cheryl D. Dolly Pabin, whom he married Nov. 30, 1997. He also leaves a daughter, Christine L. Kuntz of Warren; a stepdaughter, Patricia G. Hilliard of Warren; two stepsons, Joshua and Michael Kuntz of Warren; five brothers, Steve (Nancy) Pabin Jr. of Peoria, Ariz., Jim Pabin of Warren, Thomas (Lucie) Pabin of Leavittsburg, Robert ''Tiger'' Pabin of Warren and Larry Pabin of Warren; two sisters, Rosemary ''Bunny'' Johnson of Warren and Mary Ann Wilk of Warren; four grandchildren, Edwin, Austin, Sedona and Michael; and four stepgrandchildren. Buzzy was preceded in death by his parents. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frederick Lukehart officiating. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home.
Georgene Lucy Lane
Georgene Lucy Lane
Class of 1968
Passed Feb 21, 2019
Georgene L. Lane 1950-2019

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — Ms. Georgene Lucy Lane, 68, passed Thursday, February 21, 2019.
A Celebration of Life Birthday Party will take place Saturday, April 13, 2019, as an open house 6 to 10 p.m. at the Buena Vista Cafe, 1305 Buena Vista Ave. NE, Warren. Guests are encouraged to wear the color red as a symbol of energy, vitality and love in the celebration of Georgene’s life and what would have been her 69th birthday.
Born and raised in Warren, she graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and economics and obtained her master’s degree in guidance and counseling at The Ohio State University in Columbus. After her studies, she moved to New York City before making her home in Montclair, New Jersey, for nearly 30 years.
Georgene made many lifelong friends wherever she lived. She had a unique ability to make people feel heard and appreciated; she was affectionately known as a “second mother” or “second sister” to so many. Georgene was known to say, “Don’t talk to me unless you want a friend for life” — a sentiment that remained true until the very end.
She worked for Sanofi (formerly, in part, Genzyme) in accounts payable and materials management.
Georgene was predeceased by her mother, Shirley Ann (nee Whitlock) Lucy.
She is survived by her loving father, Charles “Chuck” Richard Lucy (partner, Dorothy Lazar); cherished daughter, Kaylin, and her son-in-law, Adam Tomlin.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Pancreatic Cancer Research would be greatly appreciated. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Georgene Lane to the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and forward to: Bridget Cashen, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Suite 722, Baltimore, MD 21205. To make an online gift via credit card, please visit and choose “Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery.”
Gerald Frances Herdman
Gerald Frances Herdman
Class of 1958
(Passed date unknown)
Gerald Frances Herdman passed away in June of 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. He had enjoyed reconnecting with so many of you around the time of your 50th reunion from WGH.
Gregory S. Bellay
Gregory S. Bellay
Class of 1968
Passed Oct 04, 2019
Gregory S. Bellay 1949-2019

Oct 9, 2019

CORTLAND — Gregory S. Bellay, 69, of Cortland, passed peacefully on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at his residence, with his wife by his side.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1949, in Warren, the son of Joseph and Cecilia Ivock Bellay. After graduating from Warren G. Harding High School in 1968, Gregory attended Youngstown State University. He received his degree in civil engineering.
Gregory worked as a consultant for various telephone companies, traveling throughout the United States. He was an outside plant engineer working for United Telephone Company of Ohio, Sprint, Embarq and CenturyLink. He retired after 34 years in his chosen profession.
Gregory was an accomplished pianist, enjoyed day trips, stamp collecting, woodworking and gardening.
He attended the First Methodist Church of Warren, where he sang in the choir.
Memories of Gregory will be carried on by the love of his life, his wife of 20 years, Joy Bellay; his three stepchildren, Mark McGraw, Matthew McGraw and Debra Navarra; his eight step-grandchildren, Joey, Ashlee, Joanna, Renee, David, Morgan, Logan Marie and Jaycee; and his six step-great-grandchildren, Noah, Malia, Carmilla Rey, Calvin, Kollin and Ryder.
Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Cecilia; and his brother, Jim Bellay.
Thank you to all who cared for Gregory with a special thank you to the Cortland Fire Department, your kindness will be truly remembered.
A gathering for a time of remembrance will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the family home.
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Harold J. Burnison
Harold J. Burnison
Class of 1964
Passed Jun 19, 2009
Harold J. Burnison 1946-2009
BAZETTA - Harold J. Burnison, 62, of Bazetta, died at his residence Friday, June 19, 2009. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Washington, D.C., a son of Vincent and Helen Edwards Burnison. A Warren area resident for most of his life, he was a 1964 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, attended Kent State University and ETI Technical School, and was a journeyman mechanic.
Harold served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, after which he was employed as a millwright for Brainard Steel and for the past 14 years as a furnace operator at Kennametal in Orwell. A long time member of the Warren YMCA, he enjoyed computers, reading, fishing, racquetball and art, and was a history buff. He also was a freshwater aquarium enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen. He will be sadly missed by his father Vincent of Warren; a brother, Clifford (Marilyn) Burnison of Bloomsburg, Pa.; a sister, Helen J. Burnison of Champion; and two nieces, four nephews and seven great-nieces and -nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts-Clark Chapel, where friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Glenn Hamilton will officiate. Interment will be in Pineview Memorial marker HH44 next to his mother.
Jay A. Lacy
Jay A. Lacy
Passed Dec 03, 2020
Jay A. Lacy 1932-2020
DEC 27, 2020

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Jay Arthur Lacy, 87, passed away due to cardiac arrest on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in The Villages, Fla.

Jay was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Orrville, Ohio, the son of Wanda Steiner Lacy and John Arthur Lacy.

After graduating from Orrville High School in 1950, Jay joined the Navy and proudly served his country as a Marine Corpsman during the Korean War. Following his military service, he attended Ashland University, where he met the former Marlene Spotts. They married in 1957 and recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. Jay graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and later attended Kent State University for his Master Science degree in history (1967).

Jay returned to Orrville to teach and to coach baseball, basketball and football from 1959 to 1965, when he and Marlene moved to Warren, where he taught and coached at Warren G. Harding High School.

During that time, he shared his love of American history with his students and initiated the class “Jay Walk,” a walking tour of Warren’s Millionaire’s Row. He also taught ABE courses in golf and furniture refinishing. He became Athletic Faculty Manager for the WGH Panthers, serving in that capacity until his retirement from WCS in June 1988. In 1973, he was named an honorary Kentucky Colonel and was a 2016 inductee of the Warren Sports Hall of Fame.

Jay was a member of the board of directors of Warren Rotary and was in charge of foreign exchange students. He was past-president of Trumbull County Coaches Association; on the board of directors for NE Ohio Athletic Administrators; and a lifetime member of NEA, NEOTA, OEA and Trumbull Retired Teachers Association. He was a member of the Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable and was often a guest speaker on Civil War topics. Prior to re-locating to Florida, he was an active member of the First United Methodist Church; he was a current member of Community United Methodist Church in Fruitland Park, Fla.

In his spare time, Jay enjoyed golfing, watching the Browns and Indians and refinishing furniture. He especially loved the 50+ summers he spent on Drummond Island, Mich. and the many lasting friendships he made there.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and two brothers, John Riley Lacy and James Dudley Lacy.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene; daughter, Jana (Chris) Rahrig of Trumbull, Conn.; son, John (Teri) Lacy of Warren; twin granddaughters, Anna Lacy and Kathryn Lacy; great-grandson, Cashton John Arthur Lacy; sisters-in-law, Mary Lacy and Anita Bell; brother-in-law, Lowell (Karen) Spotts; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in Fruitland Park. Due to COVID-19, health safety restrictions will be observed. The service may be viewed live at Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, a military site in Bushnell, Fla.

The family respectfully requests that any monetary donations be made, in Jay’s name, to the Warren City Schools Foundation, 105 High St., Warren, OH 44481, for the creation of a scholarship in his name; to the Community United Methodist Church, 309 College Ave., Fruitland Park, Fla. 34731; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home of Spanish Springs, Fla.
Joe W. Fulmer
Joe W. Fulmer
Class of 1968
Passed Sep 02, 2020
Joe W. Fulmer 1949-2020
SEP 6, 2020

WARREN — Joe W. Fulmer, 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Joe was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Canton, the son of Helen and Joe Fulmer.

Joe graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1968 and attended Kent State University, Youngstown State University and Cooper School of Art for Photography.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Joe Fulmer, and his infant brother, Michael.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. (Milligan) Fulmer; his sister, Marceille Gillam; his sons, Justin and Joshua (Brittany) Fulmer; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Joe worked for many years at Republic / WCI Steel and made many close friends while there. He loved to travel in his RV, meeting new friends everywhere that he went.

Joe was a lifelong music lover and spent as much time as he could playing or listening to great music. He was also an avid photographer and especially loved blending music and photography. You can find his most recent work here,

His biggest regret in life was not living long enough to cast his second vote against Donald Trump.

Due to the current pandemic, a private family service was held in the home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Larry Lee Hull
Larry Lee Hull
Class of 1966
Passed Mar 02, 2020
Larry L. Hull 1948-2020
MAR 8, 2020

CORTLAND — Larry Lee Hull, 71, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at Hospice House in Poland.

Larry was born June 7, 1948, in Salem, the son of the late Leroy C. Hull and Betty M. Barnes Hull, who survives.

Larry was a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Following graduation, Larry worked at Wolf’s Sunoco, Salem Stamping Sales and GM. He also owned and operated OK Welding Division. He drove truck for Warren Scrap, Haliburton and Cortland Truck Service.

Larry owned and operated Cortland Insurance Agency, providing insurance for many Cortland residents. He also was owner of Hull’s Home Improvement. He worked until his illness would not permit him to continue.

He was involved in numerous clubs: Bazetta / Cortland Optimist, Cortland Rotary, Cortland Men’s Club and the Cortland Moose.

He enjoyed camping, hunting, boating, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life, Donna “Darlene” Hull, whom he married June 19, 2004. Also surviving are his daughters, Tracey Hull of Champion and Michelle “Mickey” Hull of Warren; stepson, Bryan Cameron of Cortland; grandchildren, Aron, Melanie, Trenton, Cassidy and Bentley; and one great-grandson, Logan; his mother, Betty Hull of Warren; two sisters, Carol Cowger of Warren and Cheryl Hull of Warren; and a brother, Keith (Betzy) Hull of Cortland.

Larry was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Kevin Hull.

Larry’s family wishes to thank his close friends for their love and support, and his nurses at Hospice House, Rebecca, Dennis, Beth and Liz.

There are no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, care of the Hospice House, or to the charity of your choice.

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Louise G. (gregory) Geist
Louise G. (Gregory) Geist
Class of 1964
Passed Feb 01, 2009
WARREN - Louise G. Geist, 62, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday Feb. 1, 2009, surrounded by her family at St. Joseph Health Center following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born Nov.5, 1946, in Warren, the daughter of Robert and Rosemary Menz Gregory.

A lifetime Warren resident, Louise was a 1964 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She formerly worked at Packard Electric for a short time and for 19 years owned Louise's Day Care in her home. Most recently she served as secretary-treasurer for her husband's company, Geist Associates Inc.

Louise was a long-time member of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, where she was a frequent volunteer and a member of the Diane Circle. She also taught Sunday school for 10 years. She was a member of the Warren Garden Club and enjoyed sewing, camping and traveling. A devoted mother and grandmother, she always traveled to watch her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She and her husband were foster parents to 17 children, including Shawn Yatsick of Atlanta.

Louise will be sadly missed by her husband, Allen L. Geist, whom she married June 21, 1965; her mother, Rosemary of Warren; four children, Gregory (Diana) Geist of West Salem, Ohio, Brian (Angie) Geist of Pickerington, Ohio, Donna Marie (Jamie) Helmick of Fowler and Paul Geist and fiance, Tamy Albanese of Warren. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, Cody, Bryan, Billy, Tara, Derek, Emme, Mathew, Maranda, Robbie, Kayle and Kylie; and siblings, Nora Craig of Newton Falls, Robert (Colette) Gregory of Roaming Rock Shores, Suzanne (Dan) Arambasick of Garrettsville, Joseph (Pam) Gregory of Newton Falls, Rosemary (Larry) Marshall of Painesville and Maureen Gregory of Cortland; numerous nieces and nephews; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Betty Geist of Clermont, Fla. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jacob, Addison and Brian Robert.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday Feb. 6, 2009, at the Tod Avenue United Methodist Church. The Rev. Anita Rayburn will officiate. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Roberts-Clark Chapel and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Entombment will be in the Crown Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.

Material contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 4500 Rockside Road Suite 420, Cleveland 44131.

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