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In Memory Of
Class of 1960
Passed Dec 05, 1965
Class of 1968
Passed Jan 04, 2020
Jan 8, 2020
SOUTHINGTON — Nancy Jane Allen, 69, of Southington, passed Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at University Hospital Portage Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 30, 1950, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Clyde S. and Cora M. Getz Andrews. On Nov. 16, 1968, she married William “Bill” Allen, and they spent the last 51 years happily married.
Nancy was a graduate of Warren G. Harding, class of 1968. She worked at Packard Electric for over 29 years, eventually retiring in 1999.
Nancy was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge No. 186. She enjoyed slot machines, camping on Catawba Island, and was an avid New Orleans Saints fan, but most of all she loved being with her grandkids and family.
She is survived by her beloved husband, William “Bill” Dale Allen of Southington; sons, Vincent (Corrie) Allen of Canfield and Vance “Moose” Allen of Boardman; brother, Howard Andrews; and sisters, Sandy Stanton and Mary Lou Costanza; and also her dear grandchildren, Andrew, Kevin, Alayna and William.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dick, Jim, Bob, Ronnie and Don Andrews; as well as her sister, Patricia Goldner.
Services will be 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor John Jaros will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Class of 1967
Passed Jul 30, 2020
AUG 11, 2020
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Ralph Douglas Hassell, 71, previously of Miami, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.
Doug was born Jan. 31, 1949, in Sharon, Pa., and was raised in Warren, where he graduated from Warren G. Harding High School. After graduating from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Doug went to work for Joe Middleton & Co and later bought into the company that became Middleton & Associates, of which he was sole owner when he retired in 2015. He was a past member of the Southwest Miami-Kendall Rotary Club, ASHRAE and Miami Elks Lodge 948. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed tending to his orchids.
Doug is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Nerren Hassell; his son, Michael Hassell (Jennifer); stepdaughter, Dawn Strong (Kenny); stepson, Shawn Glasgow (Faith); grandchildren, Danielle Mahan (Steven), Katie Hassell, Piper Glasgow and Bradyn Hassell; sister, Gail Cantelmo (Michael); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Margaret Henderson Hassell; his sister, Lynn Lockwood; and brother, Alan Hassell.
There will be no services at Doug’s request. He was cremated and a family memorial will take place at a later date.
A very special thank you to his nurse, Robin Rubin, at VNA Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach.
Online condolences may be shared at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 13, 2015
Richard was born December 9, 1949, in Warren, the son of Frank and Jennie (Balog) Bishop.
He was a 1968 graduate of Warren Harding High School.
Richard spent 30 years as an independent contracting engineer. He enjoyed buying and refurbishing older homes to resell.
Richard liked landscaping and gardening. He was a fan of the Browns, Indians and enjoyed watching NASCAR. Earlier in life, Richard loved playing golf and tennis.
He leaves behind a brother, Kenneth Bishop of Warren; a niece, Jenna Beal of North Ridgeville, OH; and a nephew, Brett Bishop of Columbus, OH.
Visitation for Richard will be held Friday, from 1 to 2 pm, and the funeral service will begin at 2 pm at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum, in Vienna,
Burial will be made in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Class of 1966
Passed Jan 17, 2021
FEB 3, 2021
NILES — Richard J. Koehn, 72, of Niles, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House in Poland.
Dick was born April 11, 1948, in Canton, the son of Robert and Edna Corriveau Koehn.
He was a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Youngstown State University for two years. Richard retired in 1999, after 31 years of service, from Packard Electric, where he worked as a foreman and battery lineman. He worked part time for the last eight years at Atom-Matic Refrigeration in Niles.
Dick was of the Catholic faith, a member and past commander of the American Legion in Girard, a member of the Army-Navy in Niles and a member of the Vienna VFW, Girard Eagles and Girard IFH. He was a past member of the McDonald Fire Department. He also was a Marine Corps veteran, having served as a jet mechanic.
Dick enjoyed golfing, bowling and reading. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart. He loved spending time with his family and was a lover of all animals, especially his beloved Shih-Tzu, Mugsy. He always had a pocketful of dog treats for any dog he came across and fed all the neighbor cats.
He will be deeply missed by his mother, Edna of Boca Raton, Fla.; his wife, Rita Marino Koehn, whom he married Aug. 16, 1969; a son, Jeff Koehn and his fiancee, Amy Higgins of Mantua; a daughter, Dawn (David) Slusher of Liberty; three brothers, Robert Koehn Jr. of Champion, Joseph (Denise) Koehn of Salisbury, N.C., and Ted (Sandra) Koehn of Gainesville, Fla.; three sisters, Robyn Taiclet of Streetsboro, Candace Quinn of Boca Raton, Fla., and Kathy Crouch of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren, Emily Koehn, Hannah Koehn, Colin Koehn and Dimera Slusher; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Edward Koehn.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice House of Poland for kindness and compassion during his final days and ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, from 11 a.m. to noon at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Due to the current health situation, social-distancing measures are expected to be observed, and friends coming to pay respects to the family are kindly asked to depart the funeral home after doing so. Facial coverings are also mandatory.
Funeral services are private.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 11, 2018
Dick was born May 6, 1950, in Warren.
Dick’s high school years were spent at Warren G. Harding High School where he graduated in 1968. He played first trumpet in the marching band and also organized a rock ‘n roll band that was locally well known. Dick also was on the golf team and played in and won many golf tournaments. He was 3 years old when he played in his first tournament. His family is a well- known golf family in the Warren area.
After high school, he attended Kent State University and later University of Texas.
Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for bravery.
During his working years as a businessman in San Antonio, he owned a construction and remodeling company. He also owned the Dairy Queen in Alamo Heights for several years.
Dick loved to play golf and played in several golf tournaments during his earlier years in San Antonio. He enjoyed following several sports, especially the Spurs and the Cowboys. This was often one of the topics that he and his sister Sandy had during their daily phone calls.
Fishing was also a fun hobby of his. He especially liked the all day fishing trips to area lakes. Going out to lunch was among his most favorite of activities and this was a daily practice of his.
Dick was a go-to person — when somebody wanted to know anything about cars, he always seemed to know the answer. Dick also knew a lot about building and fixing things. Friends would always say, “He could fix anything.” In fact, one of his favorite things to do, from the time he was a little boy, was to take things apart and put them back together. Sometimes there might even be a leftover part.
The internet was his home companion and he was always looking for a new gadget or a medical cure for himself and others. He loved doing for others and was always offering to help somebody with a home project.
Dick will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Genevieve; stepdaughters, Yvette Allen and Gini (Raith) Franz; sisters, Sandy (Arthur) Alder and Carol Barto (Michael Keller); brother, Bob (Vivian) Barto; sister-in-law, Terry Barto; niece, Dawn (Paul) Haut and their son, Ethan; niece, Jill Sands and her daughter, Reese; niece, Amanda (Alex) Jewell and their children, Anna and Athena; niece, Cheryl (Wade) Chandler and their children, Braden and Audrey; and several special cousins.
Dick was predeceased by his parents, Kathryn and Tom Barto; and brother, Tom Barto Jr.
A military funeral is being planned. If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to Fisher House, 3623 George C. Beach Rd., Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Passed Dec 20, 2020
DEC 27, 2020
GENEVA, Ill. — Robert “Bob” P. Reich Sr., formerly of Warren, died at Bria Skilled Nursing and Rehab center in Geneva, Ill., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease on Dec. 20, 2020.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1938, in Pittsburgh, to Cyril and Constance Keldusis Reich.
Bob, known as “Bucky” by most of his friends, began his teaching career at Warren G. Harding High School, where he also coached the girls basketball team. Later, he served as vice principal at Warren Western Reserve High School and Warren G. Harding High School, before retiring as principal of East Junior High. Bob met his wife of 54 years, Mary Bowles Reich, after Mass at St. Mary Church. He was a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of St. Pius Church before its closing followed by St. John Paul II Parish.
He leaves behind his wife, Mary; two sons, Bob Jr. (Carrie) and David (Jane); and daughter, Jennifer Reich; his sister, Judy O’Conner of Pittsburgh; and seven grandchildren, Ryan, Colin, Owen, Isabella, Nick, Olivia and Frankie.
A Mass will be held at a later date in Warren to honor his memory. His final resting place will be All Souls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in his memory, to the Alzheimer’s Association or your local food bank.
Arrangements by Fox River Cremation Society, 630-584-8823, or www.foxrivercremations.com
” A lifelong educator, he mentored many kids, and brought a sense of purpose, to everything he did. A husband, dad, and grandpa, his family brought delight, and he took pride in his chili, that he made for chilly nights. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was a Pittsburgh fan for life, although he made his way to Warren, Where he met his future wife. And through the good and hard times, his faith was at his core, always serving his community, with an open heart and door. So while Alzheimer’s robbed his mind, our memories remain, and we know he’s home with God now, free of suffering and pain.”
Class of 1970
Passed Nov 26, 2018
NOV 28, 2018
WARREN — Robert Paul Wilson, 66, of Warren, died Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2018, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Warren, the son of the late Albert Thomas and Margaret Mary Hollas Wilson. He was a lifetime Warren area resident.
Bob was a 1970 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and received his associate’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Akron. He last worked for 23 years as an assistant roller in the 12-inch mill at Copperweld Steel Corp. until it closed in 2000.
Bob was a member of St. James Catholic Church site of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. He enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles. Bob was an accomplished drummer and loved playing the drum set, and loved music.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Lou Conceller Wilson, whom he married Oct. 12, 1974; two sons, Paul E. (Carla) Wilson of Bel Air, Md., and Stephen A. Wilson of Warren; and one granddaughter, Julia M. Wilson.
One stepbrother, Thomas Wilson preceded him in death.
A memorial celebration of Bob’s life will be noon Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.
Cremation was held and burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
Class of 1964
Passed Apr 18, 2009
He was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Warren, a son of George L. and Lena Mandalari Spain.
Mr. Spain was a 1964 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
After a bricklayers apprenticeship, he became self-employed as a masonry contractor for 26 years at Trumbull Construction Co., which became Spain Construction and then Spagnulo Construction. He was the owner of ITAM No. 29 on High Street N.E. in Warren since 1991.
He was a member of Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union of America Local 43 and Warren Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1090.
He was an honorary Trumbull County sheriff's deputy, a golfer, and a fan of the Browns, Indians, Cavaliers and Ohio State.
A Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he attained the rank of corporal and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device and Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Miranda Spain, whom he married Jan. 17, 1969; a son, James E. Spain of Warren; two daughters, Lori Spain of Warren and Sandy (Chris) Ensign of Lordstown; adopted daughter, Sherrey (Michael) McMahon of Warren; two brothers, George Spain of Newton Falls and Terry (Becky) Spain of Howland; seven sisters, Louise Ylisela of Chicago, Mary Fite of Cortland, Nancy (Doug) Marsh of Girard, Elinor Marsteller of Warren, Kathy (Jack) Henderson of Baytown, Texas, Charlene (Jim) LaRosa of New Springfield and Marlene Spain of New Springfield; six grandchildren, Dustin, Heather, Ashley, Robbie, Chyanne and Lexie; and two great-grandchildren, Angelina and Dominick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and four sisters, Karen Spain, Evelyn Yannacey, Betty Stern and Sally Crawford.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Charles Crumbley. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one half hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
The family requests material tributes be made to the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard, c/o American Legion Post 540, 5789 Louise Ave. N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483.
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 11, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
WARREN — Robert Ray Rieser, 69, of Warren, passed away 7:58 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Hospice House of Poland.
Robert was born on March 6, 1950, in Warren, the son of the late Wilburt and Betty Ann Burkett Rieser.
He was a 1968 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Following high school, Robert proudly enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served his country in the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star for valor.
Mr. Rieser enjoyed watching football and baseball, especially college level. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State University but was known to root for the Florida Gators, from where his daughters graduated college.
Robert is survived by his two daughters, Kristin Rieser of Indianapolis and Kaitlyn Rieser (Billy Seibert) of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Carole Ann (Glen) Forrest of Orlando, Fla., and Diane K. Rieser of Cape Coral, Fla.; four brothers, Richard L. Rieser of Florida, James Rieser of Warren, David (Mary) Rieser of Fort Myers, Fla., and Larry (Sandy) Rieser of Fort Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Peyton Elizabeth and William “Bryson” Seibert. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald E. and Donald D. Rieser
At Robert’s request, full military honors will be rendered 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Washington Square for all their care and comfort given to Bob during his stay.
Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.NicholasFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 614 Warren Ave., Niles, OH 44446.
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 26, 2018
WARREN — Robert Wade Beckman, 68, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 15, 1949, in Cumberland, Md., a son of Harold and Ethel Beckman.
He was employed at Copperweld Steel Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Toth Beckman of Warren and sister, Linda Horton of Champion.
He was preceded in death by his sister.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Park.
Class of 1966
Passed Apr 07, 2020
APR 13, 2020
WARREN — Ronald M. “Ron” Matusky, 71, of Warren, passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
Ron will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his smile, generosity and caring personality.
He was born May 29, 1948, in Brownsville, Pa., the son of Steve and Josephine Matusky. He moved to the Warren area as a child.
Ron was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Youngstown State University.
He was employed with Ohio Star Forge as a purchaser and buyer. He retired in December 2013.
Ron had many passions throughout his life. He enjoyed trips to the casinos and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid bowler and an avid sports fan always rooting on his favorite teams, the Cleveland Browns, Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Ron was a drummer, who played local events.
He leaves behind to hold onto his memories his wife, the former Betty Ann Cvengros of Warren; a daughter, Melanie Domer of Marco Island, Fla.; three grandchildren, Katelyn Matusky, William Reese and Brandon Matusk; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Riley, Mallori and Maxton; three brothers, Howard (Angela) Matusky, Joe Matusky and Don Matusky; two sisters, Stephanie Zeolla and Helen Matusky; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronnie J. Matusky; and a brother, Tom.
Ron’s family wishes to express appreciation to all that are offering condolences at this time but have elected to have private services due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home. 727 E. Market St., Warren.
Family and friends may visit www.sinchakand sons.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or share condolences with Ron’s family.
Class of 1960
Passed Oct 05, 2008
Class of 1967
Passed Jun 04, 2019
HOWLAND — Thomas W. “Tom” Daily, 70, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic in hospice care.
He was born May 23, 1949, in Warren, the son of the late Roy and Harriett Daily.
He was a 1967 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, where he lettered in football and earned a scholarship to Clemson University, where he played for one year before injuries. Tom graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was one course short of a master’s degree. After college, Tom went into sales and became a regional sales manager before returning to Warren in 1982.
Thomas created and was the co-owner and operator of the memorable Tin Pan Alley on the strip for 15 years, where he had annual wine and jazz festivals and a seasonal volleyball league. He also had band entertainment and a comedy night in which Steve Harvey and Robert Wuhl performed. Tom became the owner and operator of the Great American Stake Out for 10 years and was the co-owner and operator of the Amish Farm Market.
Thomas was patriotic and proud of his family’s long history and loved the old family farm that was moved from Warren to Greene when the Connecticut Western Reserve was created. The strong, athletic man also liked feeding the birds and little critters, walking in the woods and going for rides in the country. He loved animals and was a dog rescuer. He enjoyed debating politics, working crossword puzzles and was an avid Clemson, The Ohio State University and Cleveland Browns fan.
Thomas was a dear, dear friend and mentor to a lot of people. He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh. He will be sadly missed by his Warren family, Darlene and Dan Crouse, June and Ric James and Sally Gelata; and numerous other lifelong friends.
He is survived by his beloved partner, Beverly Fittipaldo; a son, Jared Daily; a sister, Jane Snyder of St. Louis, Mo.; a nephew, David Snyder; a niece, Mary Jane Snyder; and his two godsons, Ryan Boyles and D.J. Sferra.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Bette Lou Daily.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Thomas’s name, to the Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, Ohio 44473.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Thomas’s family.
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