YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Deborah Kovacic Ehrenberg, 69 of Dublin, Ohio, formerly of Youngstown, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 22, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Waiting for her in Heaven are her parents and many dear friends.

She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 50 years, Al Ehrenberg; her daughters, Laura (George) Gatewood and Lisa (Greg) Briya and grandson, Sam Briya. She is also survived by her loving sister, Karen (Gene) Hrycak, nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Prior to her passing, Deb asked that the following message be shared:

“What I accomplished in my life is not important. What matters, and is most important, is that Jesus died on the cross for all mankind and gave us His free gifts: Love, Salvation, Grace, and Mercy.

There will come a time when every knee will bow and tongue confess that He is Lord. It is my wish there be no funeral or memorial, but that you receive these free gifts.”

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to an organization that was important to Deb: Rescue Mission of The Mahoning Valley ( – which is a shelter that provides food and safety to those in need within the Youngstown, Ohio area.

The Tidd Funeral Home, Dublin-Plain City Chapel, 9720 SR 161, Plain City, OH 43064 (614)-733-0080, assisted the family.

Please visit to share your favorite memories and to send your condolences to the Ehrenberg Family.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, January 25 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.