Mary P. Byers, 79, passed away early Thursday morning, March 28, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Mary, who was affectionately known as “Boboo”, was born January 9, 1940, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Zagorsky Janis and was a lifelong area resident.
Mary worked for Workingman’s Uniforms, Brentwood Originals and for Bargain Port throughout her lifetime, all while raising and caring for her family.
Mrs. Byers was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Youngstown.
Mary’s granddaughters were the highlight of her life and she cherished every moment she spent with them. She greatly enjoyed cooking and baking with her granddaughters, playing cards, spending time with her family and she enjoyed attending all events her granddaughters were involved in.
Her husband of 48 years, Vernon L. Byers, whom she married July 2, 1960, passed away August 18, 2008.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Cathy (Dave) Rodomsky of Girard; three granddaughters, Lauren Rodomsky (fiancé, Chris Scheckelhoff), Caitlyn Rodomsky (fiancé, Bill Seidler) and Nicole Rodomsky; five brothers and sisters, Edward (Ella) Janis of Breman, Georgia, George (Donna) Janis of Youngstown, Georgeann Foltz of Boardman, Barbara Burrows of Hubbard and Gloria (Ralph) Sanchez of Mexico Beach, Florida and many nieces, nephews and extended family members, including Don Foltz, whom she enjoyed spending time with. She will be truly and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her husband, a sister, Virginia Boehnline and a brother, Richard Janis, preceded her in death.
Family and friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 222 S. State Street, Girard.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday, March 30, at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home and will continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 430 Williamson Avenue, Youngstown.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Mary’s family would like to extend thanks and gratitude to Dr. Zeina El Amil, Dr. Ashlee Russo and to the entire medical intensive care staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, for the kindness shown and care given to Mary and her family throughout her illness.
Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to send condolences online to Mary’s family.
A television tribute will air Monday, April 1 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.