MADISON, OHIO — MESSINA – Karen, 58, Madison, Ohio, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully Feb. 25, 2013, in the comfort of her home with her husband and two children by her side after a 10-year battle with illness. Karen was born July 6, 1954, in Johnstown. She has lived in Madison for 32 years. Karen married the love of her life on Nov. 23, 1974. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, exercising, and most of all, spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren. She worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Frank Sailors and Associates for 15 years and as a home childcare provider for many years. Survived by husband of 38 years, Robert; daughter, Stacy (James) Poe, Madison; son, R.J., Madison; grandchildren, MaKayla, Marissa, James Mason and Marshall Poe; brothers, Tony (Sharon) DePetro, Walt DePetro and Joe DePetro Sr.; and sisters, Mary (Mick) Cidor and Tanya (Ben) Wilshire, all from Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Mary DePetro. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Immaculate Conception Church, Madison. She will be laid to rest Tuesday, March 5, at Richland Cemetery in Johnstown. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Stella Ann (Francek) Sewalk
SEWALK – Stella Ann (Francek), 95, Johnstown, went to be with her Lord May 16, 2013, at home.
Doris J. Sowerbrower
SOWERBROWER – Doris J., 71, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at home.
Michael G. Yurasek
YURASEK – Michael G., Ohio, 71, passed away May 10, 2013.
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Charles Richard Allison
ALLISON – Charles Richard, Florence, S.C., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, after a sudden illness.
Roberta E. Heming
HEMING – Roberta E. “Bertie”, 67, Robinson, died May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
OMASTA – Mary, 83, died May 15, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin, formerly of Old Orchard Way.
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Ruth C. (Coppersmith) Anderson
ANDERSON – Ruth C. (Coppersmith), 71, passed away May 9, 2013.
Elsie E. Beichner
BEICHNER – Elsie E., 98, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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