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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Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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