The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 9, 2007

Obituaries for 1/9/2007


ASHTABULA - - Lucia Deulus, age 83, a resident of Ashtabula, Ohio, died on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at the Park Haven Home in Ashtabula.

Born May 14, 1923, in Collecorvino, Italy, she was the daughter of Luigi and Maria Giuseppi Sabatini.

Mrs. Deulus was a member of the Our Lady of Miracles Church (Saint Joseph Mission). She enjoyed cooking, going to church, and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Lolita (Carlo) Fasano of Ashtabula; son, Alboino (Grazia) Deulus of Sri Lanka; grandchildren, Mike, Marco (Jessica) and Gino Fasano, Andrew and Daniel Deulus; step-children, Gloria (Tom) VandeVelde of Cleveland, and Richard (Rose) Deulus of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Serafino Deulus; brother, Silvio Sabatini; and sisters, Maria Danese and Antonietta Orlando.

Funeral Service will be 12 p.m., noon, on Wednesday January 10, 2007, in the Our Lady of Miracles Church (Saint Joseph Mission) on West Avenue with burial to follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Ashtabula.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 West 19th Street, Ashtabula, Ohio.


CASSADAGA, NY - - Carolyn Ann "Care" Witt, age 40, of Ridge Road, Cassadaga, New York, passed away Saturday evening, January 7, 2007, at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, New York. She was formerly of Lottsville, Pennsylvania.

Carolyn was born in Painesville, Ohio, on May 8, 1966, the daughter of Betty Booth of Lottsville, Pennsylvania, and the late Gerald Witt. She was an honors graduate from Eisenhower High School, Class of 1985. She attended Lake Erie College in Painesville and Lakeland Community College, also in Painesville, and attended Jamestown Business College.

She had previously lived in Ohio, where she worked as a reporter for the Ashtabula Star Beacon.

The founder and president of the Geauga County Horseman's Association, she was also an active member of the Lake County Sheriff's Department Mounted Search and Rescue Team. She was a spokesperson for the Epileptic Foundation and did a lot of therapy riding with children with epilepsy and disabilities for therapy.

After moving to New York State, she worked as a reporter for the Jamestown Post Journal. She then worked for the Chautauqua County Health Department as a health educator, responsible for the car seat program and the dental program, where she was instrumental in opening the dental clinic for Medicaid patients.

She was an avid equestrian and was active in the Rails to Trails in both Geauga and Chautauqua County. She was an accomplished and published poet.

In addition to her mother, Carolyn is survived by her companion and soul mate, Teri Medige of Cassadaga, New York; maternal grandmother, Jean Karolyi of Perry, Ohio; brother, Jimmy Witt of Chardon, Ohio; sister, Lukia Douvlos of Warren, Pennsylvania; brother, Paschalis Dufopoulos of Lottsville, Pennsylvania; sister, Peanut Hollabaugh of Warren; daughters, Eileen, Katrina and Erica Marutiak of Cassadaga, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James and Ida Witt; maternal grandfather, William "Bill" Karolyi; maternal aunt, Marsha Karolyi; maternal uncle, Bill Karolyi, Jr.; and her beloved horse "Engraver."

A Memorial Service will be held 11:30 a.m. at Sugar Grove Branch of McKINNEY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania 16350, on Saturday, January 13, 2007, with Reverend Lucinda Marsh officiating. Following the Memorial Service, all are invited to join the family at the Bear Lake Inn for a celebration of Carolyn's wonderful life! Western wear is recommended.

Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2007, at Sugar Grove Branch of McKINNEY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC. and on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Sugar Grove Branch of McKINNEY FUNERAL HOMES.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Carolyn Witt Playground Fund, in care of National City Bank, Main Street, Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania 16350, to help make Carolyn's dream come true of a playground for all to enjoy in Lottsville.

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CONNEAUT - - Betty Jean (Carbaugh) Schreiber, age 61, of Root Road, Monroe Township, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2007, at her daughter's residence in Saegertown, Pennsylvania.

She was born October 20, 1945, in Union City, Pennsylvania, to Eben and Betty Carbaugh, both of whom have preceded her in death. Betty attended Northwestern High School in Albion, Pennsylvania, and has lived in the Conneaut, Ohio-Monroe Center area most of her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Dave) Peters and Lynnette (Doug) Peters, both of Saegertown, Pennsylvania; one son, Mark (fiancee Amanda) of Vienna, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters, Janet (Walter) Runge of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Carol Gabel of Albion, Elaine McFadden of Conneaut, Maisie (Gloria) (Robert) McFadden of Conneaut, Toni Loveland and companion Dan McClane, and a half-sister, Jean Ann Proper of Union City, Pennsylvania; two brothers, John Carbaugh and his companion Ken Anthony of Lutz, Florida, and David (Elizabeth) Carbaugh of Parish, New York; and by Rob Loveland of Conneaut, Ohio.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence (Larry); two children, Janet Elizabeth and Lawrence Edward, Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Gable and Sonny McFadden; and a sister, in infancy.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, Ohio. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville, Ohio.

Calling Hours will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service today at the Funeral Home.

Arrangements by THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME of Conneaut.

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