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Betty Hrinko

December 18, 1925 — February 16, 2022

DELAWARE — Betty Jane Hrinko, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.

She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Doll Reese.

Betty was a 1944 graduate of East High School and worked as a teacher’s aide at Youngstown City Schools for 24 years.

She married Alexander Hrinko on Nov. 22, 1945, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1972.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Betty Ann (Tom) Fennessey of Poland and Diane (John) Blasko of Delaware, Ohio; one son, Alexander Hrinko of Cortland; nephew, John Messer; nine grandchildren, Alexander Hrinko, Bridget Hrinko-Smith, Scott Hrinko, Emily Blasko, John (Maria) Blasko, Justin (Nicole) Blasko, Joshua (Kristin) Blasko, Breona (Bill) Rowbotham and Alison (Brian) Wess; and 16 great-grandchildren, James, Sarah, Jocelyn, Deanna, Danielle, Frank, Nikolaus, Joshua, Kathleen, Alexis, Marrissa, Giana, Christian, Madison, Gavin and Aiden.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by two sisters, Etta Mae Messer and Kathleen Kuhley of Youngstown.

Calling hours will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church. Betty will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 18, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Higgins - Reardon Funeral Homes

2726 Center Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, February 18, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church (Poland)


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