In Memory Of
Octavian Bertea - 07/28/19
HOWLAND — Octavian “Bert” Bertea, 91, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Canton, the son of the late Octavian M. and Mary Serban Bertea.
Mr. Bertea graduated high school from Culver Military Academy, and received a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a master’s degree from Kent State University. He also attended Ohio State University for further graduate studies.
He retired from RMI, and was general manager of the sodium and metals plants in Ashtabula.
Bert was devoted to his family and his church, where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a member of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Warren.
Bert served his active duty in the U.S. Army with the 8076 MASH Unit in Korea during the war, and upon discharge from active duty remained with the Army Reserves retiring as a full Colonel.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizbeth “Betty” Bertea, whom he married April 19, 1953; three sons, Craig (Laura) Bertea of Solon, Bruce (Linda) Bertea of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jeff (Pamela) Bertea of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Allison (Andrew) Morales, Shannon Bertea, Annika Bertea, Tate Bertea and Kyle Bertea.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, John Zoba.
Keeping with Bert’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and a private service will be held Monday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
Virginia Boyles - 04/05/19
Virginia M. Boyles, 92, passed away March 31, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
She was born April 8, 1926, in Warren, Ohio the daughter of the Late Daniel and Sadie (Muntean) Ogrean. She was a 1945 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She retired from JC Penney’s as a sales clerk after 30 years. She was an avid bowler and a member of the 300 club, lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, where Virginia was a member of the Order of Yellow Roses.
She enjoyed scrabble and cross word puzzles.
She is survived by her son David L. Boyles of Hollywood FL, daughter-in-law Karen Boyles Stevens of Fort Pierce, Fl, three grandchildren Heather (Brian) Simeon, Monica Bailey and William J. Boyles, four great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John M. Boyles, a son Patrick Boyles, a brother Walter Ogrean, and four sisters Sarah Pope, Anne Finta, Patsy Cabuz, and Dorothy Edl.
Family and friends may pay their respects Monday, April 8, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home 727 E. Market St. Warren, Ohio 44481.
A service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky officting. In keeping with her wishes Virginia will be cremated.
Archives of those Departed
Tom Corsatea 1924 - 2012 - 11/29/12
WARREN - Thomas Corsatea, 88, beloved husband of 61 years to Mary Corsatea, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. He was born March 12, 1924, in Warren, the son of the late Thomas and Magdelena Macean Corsatea.
Rosemary Gaston Williams - 01/26/13
WARREN - Rosemary Gaston Williams, 74, died at 10:24 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at her daughter's residence. She was born Jan. 1, 1939 in Warren, the daughter of Victor and Mary Gaston.
Peter Truta 1927 - 2013 - 02/12/13
WARREN - Peter Truta, 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center of congestive heart failure. Peter was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Warren, the son of Nicholas and Ann Truta.
Catherine Radu 1923-2013 - 08/13/13
HOWLAND - Catherine Radu, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.Catherine was born Dec. 7, 1923, in Warren, the daughter of Constantine and Veronica Barson.
John G. Ghindia - 10/07/13
CHAMPION - John G. Ghindia, 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at his residence. John was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Niles, the son of John G. and Maria Ghindia Sr. He was a 1942 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
Georgene Muresan December 12, 2013 - 12/16/13
Warren – Georgene Muresan, 91, of Warren passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at her residence.Georgene was born December 25, 1921 the daughter of John and Maria Muresan.
John Trombitas 1922-2014 - 09/01/14
LORDSTOWN — John Trombitas Sr., 92, of Lordstown, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at the Community Skilled Nursing Center. John was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Salem, a son of George and Paraschiva Ziga Trombitas.
James S Rimar - 11/04/14
WARREN - James "Jimmy" Stephen Rimar, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The sixth son of Andrew and Barbara Yuhaz Rimar, Jimmy was born Aug.7, 1926, in Leechburg, Pa.
John Radu 1924 - 2015 - 04/13/15
Warren – John Radu Sr., 90, passed away March 25, 2015 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Sylvia Florea - 04/15/15
Niles – Sylvia P. Florea, 92, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Autumn Hill Care Center in Niles. She was born July 15, 1922 in Warren, Ohio the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Popa.
Cornelia Koontz October 18, 2015 - 10/26/15
WARREN - Cornelia "Connie" Koontz, 94, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at home, surrounded by her loving sons, Ted and Tom Sass. Connie will be remembered by her family and friends as a sweet, kind spirit and a devout Romanian Orthodox dedicated to her Lord Jesus.
Mary G. Stan - 01/16/16
Mary G. Stan
Born: March 19, 1927
Warren – Mary G. Stan, 88, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence.
Christine Ciulei - 08/11/16
December 17, 1919 - August 11, 2016
Warren – Christine Ciulei, 96, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 a Gillette Nursing Home after a long illness with dementia.
John Besoiu Jr. March 4, 1946 ~ January 12, 2017 (age 70) - 01/14/17
John Besoiu Jr.
March 4, 1946 ~ January 12, 2017 (age 70)
John Besoiu, Jr., 70, of Mineral Ridge, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Born on March 4, 1946 in the Port of Gibraltar, he was the son of the late John Besoiu, Sr. and Anna Oltean Besoiu.
John graduated from Girard High School in 1964. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Thus, in September of 1965 he enlisted in the Seabees and served during the Vietnam War. During his service, he received the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
On July 19, 1969, our dad married the love of his life, our mom, Marilyn Sirbu.
They are former members of Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Youngstown and are current members of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Warren. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio and the William Farr Lodge No. 672 in Girard, and was a 32 Degree Mason for the Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA in the Youngstown Valley since 1981.
John retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) in 2002 after over 31 years of dedicated service. In the fall of 2002, he graduated from Trumbull Business College with an Associate of Applied Business and Accounting Degree.
John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marilyn; their sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Heather of Johnson City, TN, David and Miranda of Solon, OH and Eric and Diana of Cranberry Township, PA; their grandchildren, Tate, Lillian, Olivia and Emma; his brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Barbara Besoiu of Liberty Township; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bud and Shelly Sirbu of Indianapolis; and nephews, Phillip Besoiu of New York and Bryan Sirbu and his wife Lydia of Indianapolis.
Family and friends may call Sunday from 2;00 to 4:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church in Warren.
A service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Fr. James Barkett officiating. Followed by a Military service.
In honoring our father’s memory and what he cherished, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 1836 North Rd. NE, Warren, OH 44483; (330) 372-1159; www.hroc1917.org.
Arrangements Are being Handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE Warren, Ohio 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Besoiu family.
Rebecca Botar - 01/29/18
ESTERO, Fla. — Rebecca Botar, 86, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at her residence in Estero, Fla.
She was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Warren, daughter of Andrew and Christina Marta Botar.
Rebecca was employed as an executive secretary for the former General Electric Trumbull Lamp plant for 35 years, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of the Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church in Warren, where she was active in the Ladies Auxiliary and as secretary of the church council.
Rebecca enjoyed bowling, golf, dining with friends and traveling abroad.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Letitia Botar Hank; brother-in-law, Emil A. Hank; and nephew, Donald Thomas.
She is survived by her three nieces, Kathy Hank Thomas and Nancy Christine Hank, both of Estero, Fla. and Rebecca (David) Hank Bedich, of Carmel, Ind., and their families.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, with the Rev. James Barkett officiating. Friends may call 10:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest near her parents in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
The family requests that material contributions be made to the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 1836 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483, in her memory.
George Gania - 05/16/18
Warren - George S. Gania, Sr. 89, of Warren, passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side at Washington Square Nursing Home on May 14th, 2018.
He was born April 26, 1929, in Warren, to Samuel and Elena Gania.
George was a 1948 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and throughout his high school years was in the Naval Reserves. He is a Veteran of the Korean Conflict and spent 3 years on active duty as a fireman on the USS LST 762.
George was employed at American Welding and Mfg. Co. as a machinist and retired in 1991.
For over 20 years he enjoyed traveling with his wife to Ocala and Tavares, Florida to escape the cold Ohio winters. His interests included fishing, woodworking, drawing, golf, gardening, bowling, boating, playing the slots at casinos across the country and being with his family. He loved collecting baseball hats from his travels and had quite the collection at one point.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia, whom he married on April 12, 1953; his son George S. Gania, Jr. (Mary Anne), daughter Jeni (Gania) Nelson (Geoff), son Jerry Gania (Pat), grandsons Geoffrey Gania, Preston Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Sammy Gania, Jeremy Gania and granddaughters Tiffany and Stephanie Chimento and Emily Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Anna Radu, sisters Helen Rimar and Mary Stan.
Family and friends may visit Friday, May 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church in Warren. A service will follow with the Rev. James Barkett officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George’s name to Washington Square Nursing home, 202 Washington St NW, Warren, Oh, 44483 or SouthernCare Hospice of Youngstown, 5401 Ashley Cir, Austintown, OH 44515.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossieandsonfh.com to view this obituary sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Gania family.
Donations may be made to:
Washington Square Nursing Home
SouthernCare Hospice of Youngstown
George Bumbu - 09/19/18
George turned his love of automobiles into a career, starting to sell cars while attending Warren G. Harding High School; where he was a catcher on the baseball team. His strong work ethic proved successful as he achieved top sales awards for the state of Ohio.
George purchased Vermillion Ford in Newton Falls, Ohio. He was a successful Ford dealer for over 54 years and received many accolades from Ford Motor Company and his peers. He enjoyed sponsoring Ford’s “Punt Pass and Kick” program for kids, Buckeye Boys State, along with numerous baseball and bowling teams. His indomitable spirit, tenacity and courage could not be silenced by a devastating tornado which destroyed his dealership in May of 1985. Two years later, he reopened Falls Ford Inc. with his wife, Jennie and his children by his side.
George was instrumental in starting the Penn-Ohio Ford Dealers Association and was president of the Ford Dealer Advertising Fund, president of the Warren Optimist Club and The Newton Falls Chamber of Commerce. A founding member and board member of Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council. A board member of Warren General Hospital, Kiwanis and member of the Elks Club for 50 years.
In 1964 at the age 29, George was responsible for the enormous undertaking of building The Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church. George secured the financing as a guarantor for a $500,000 loan. Under his masterful leadership as president of the church council and support of the members, the loan was paid in full in 5 years.
He was an avid scholar of history and loved to play golf, scoring two aces “hole in one(s)”. He had a passion for collecting golf clubs and golf bags. He shared his passion by gifting them to friends.
George leaves his wife, Jennie of 59 years; three daughters, Jennifer, Jeannine McCubbins (Paul), Jill and one son, Gregory (Laura); four grandchildren, Grant, Ava, Lance Bumbu and Sarah McCubbins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Letitia and sister, Joyce.
The funeral service will be held at Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, 1836 North Road, Warren, Ohio 44483 on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church.
Funeral arrangements handled by James Funeral Home, Inc.
Edith Jibotian - 10/15/18
Edith G. Jibotian
OCTOBER 29, 1938 ~ OCTOBER 12, 2018 (AGE 79)
Edith “Eady” G. Jibotian, 79, of Niles, entered into eternal rest Friday, October 12, 2018 with family by her side at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She was born October 29, 1938 in Howland, the daughter of Bill and Lillian (Tilton) Simpson, and had lived in the area all her life.
A graduate of Howland High School, Eady was a generous and loving person to all who knew her. She had a heart of gold. Eady retired from General Motors after fifteen years of employment. She belonged to the YMCA and the Red Hat Ladies, and enjoyed any occasion to get together with family, from trips to picnics to vacations to any other gathering. Eady also enjoyed cooking and took great pleasure in preparing meals for family get to geathers; going shopping, going to the movies, and playing volleyball.
She is sadly missed by her loving husband of almost 61 years, Nick Jibotian, whom she married November 17, 1957; two children, Nick (Karin) Jibotian, Jr. of Warren and Brenda (Bob) Burns of Central, S.C.; four grandchildren: Chris, Ben, Maranda, and Malea; one great-grandchild, Roman; and two brothers, Bill (Betty) Simpson of Williamsfield and Charlie (Eileen) Simpson of Middlefield.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Bill and Lillian; a son, Dan Jibotian; and a grandson, Brian.
Service are 3:00 pm Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Friends may call 2:00 to 3:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.
Victor Chelsea - 11/11/18
Victor “Vic” Chelsea, 90, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, with his family by his side.
He was born March 26, 1928, in Leavittsburg, the son of the late Philip and Rafila Chelsea.
Vic was a graduate of culinary school in New Haven, Ct. He retired from Copperweld Steel Corp. Vic was a member of Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church in Warren. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, dancing, cooking and having family gatherings.
Vic served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II in Japan and also was a cook in the Merchant Marines.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Marie Chelsea of Streetsboro; a sister, Virginia Lupu of Cortland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie B. Chelsea, whom he married July 11, 1959, and who passed away March 23, 1989; two brothers, John and Philip Chelsea; and a sister, Mary Streza.
Family and friends may pay their respects 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, 1836 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. A service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Jonathan Cholcher officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made, in Victor’s name, to Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, 1836 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483 or the Trumbull County Military Honor Guard AM LG 540, 5789 Louise Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.