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Alice Citano

July 19, 1940 — December 12, 2021

STOW — Alice B. Citano, 81, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Alice was born July 19, 1940, in Youngstown, the daughter of Anthony and Gertrude Roberts Zebrowski.

She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and earned a master of science degree in education from Youngstown State University.

Alice was a professor at Kent State University, where she taught business technologies until she retired in 2004. She has a lifetime of professional accomplishments and was an active volunteer for several community outreach programs in the Youngstown area. She was also a long-time member of St. Charles Parish in Boardman and enjoyed attending weekly services.

Friends and family often described Alice as a very loving, committed, kind, nurturing, dependable, strong, courageous and adventurous woman. Among her favorite activities were vacationing at the beach, riding bikes, listening to music, polka dancing, traveling the world, and spending time with her children.

Alice’s husband, Peter Citano, whom she married July 28, 1962, died on May 27, 1978.

She is survived by her children, Paul Citano of Youngstown, Bernadette Citano of Stow, Carla (Todd) Hofer of Stow and Beth Citano of Galena; three grandchildren, Tom Okicki, Mary (Christopher) Branchick and Christopher Okicki; and a great-granddaughter, Elise Mae Branchick.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Richard Zebrowski.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

Prayers will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, material tributes take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 70 W. Streetsboro St. 201, Hudson, OH 44236.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 17, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins - Reardon Funeral Homes

3701 Starr Centre Dr, Canfield, OH 44406

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Charles Borromeo Church


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