WARREN, Ohio – Darlene Kirsch Hunter, of Warren, Ohio, passed away with her daughters and sister at her side on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Northside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio following a brief illness. She was 77.
Darlene was born March 26, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Joseph and Armella Coulter Kirsch.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1957 and was a Pittsburgh area resident for many years before moving to Ohio in 1979.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence N. Hunter on December 31, 1966, who passed away in February, 1998. Besides her husband, Darlene is preceded in death just three weeks ago by her long-time companion, Frank Havrila of Youngstown on November 7, 2016.
Darlene was a loyal employee at Goodwill Industries in Youngstown Ohio 24 years. She worked as a Transportation Specialist and retired at the age of 74. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Darlene is survived by her children, Armella DiOrio, Alida Hunter and Michael (Sue) Hunter all of Charlotte, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Bailey and Elizabeth Hunter and Gabriella and Kendal DiOrio. In addition, Darlene is survived by her sisters, Jeanne (Ray) Schwoeble, Renee Burke and her brother, Joseph (Karen) Kirsch all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Services for Darlene will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Crown Hill Mausoleum Chapel in Vienna, Ohio. The family will greet friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with the funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Tom Badanjek will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to The American Heart Association in her memory.
Selby-T.J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 23 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.