Norma Fentules, 84, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2022, at her home.
She was born Feb. 21, 1937, the daughter of Francis & Laura Coriston. She was a graduate of Chaney High School Class of 1955. She worked at St. Elizabeth's Hospital as a nurse, and at Lowry Litho. Norma worked with her husband in the family business, and the Mahoning Co. Area Agency on Aging. Norma managed Nutrition Sites that served luncheons daily, organized activities as well as being the site manager at Phoenix House in Austintown, Norton Manor on Springdale Ave., and Joseph Knight Towers on Wood Street in Youngstown. Her father Francis drove the van that brought neighborhood seniors to the Mahoning Methodist Church, where her sister, Louis Beda was a Site Manager. A very close friend Jackie Repchik, completed their group as a Site Manager at St. Dominic's Church in Youngstown. She worked at the Alzheimer's Care Center in Columbiana, as the Activities Director. She organized activities, took them on supervised outings for tours, picnics, ice cream, and helped them with their personal needs. She enjoyed ceramic classes and assisting at church dinners and festivals. She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown.
Norma leaves behind her husband James Fentules, son in law Eric Sotnak, and their beloved twins, Evan & Laura Sotnak, a sister Sandra Balog, and a brother John Coriston, sisters in law Jan Rogers, Connie Coriston & many family members. Preceding her in death was her father, Francis Coriston, her mother Laura Coriston, son James Schinker and daughter Diane (Sotnak) Fentules, sisters Gene Check and Louise Beda, and brothers Jay, Chuck, Robert and George Coriston.
A memorial service is planned for Thursday, Feb. 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Vaschak Kirila Funeral Home. A trisagion prayer will be at 5:45. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut Street, Youngstown, OH 44503