Alice Cernich 1924-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs


GIRARD — Alice Cernich, 98, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 16, 2022 at the Shepherd of the Valley.

Alice was born on April 10, 1924 in Warren, daughter of Joseph and Anna Kanaus Umeck. She graduated from Niles McKinley High School and Youngstown Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 35 years at North Side Hospital.

Alice was a member of St. Rose Church, St. Rose Catholic Women’s Club, where she was a former leader, SNPJ Lodge, Golden Eagles, Youngstown Nurses Association and her retired association. In her spare time, Alice enjoyed painting; gardening; cooking and baking, in particular pies; purchases; traveling; and dancing with her late husband, Joseph.

Alice leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Paul (Patricia) Cernich of Niles, Paulette (Carter) Jones of Outer Banks, NC and David (Ellen) Cernich of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; sister, Bea (John) Matuszwski; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Cernich, whom she married on May 21, 1949 and died on February 18, 1987; son, Joseph Cernich; sister, Rose Cherne; and his brothers, Joseph Umeck Jr., William Umeck and Edward Umeck.

A Christian burial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022, at Sainte-Rose Church, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until time of service. Alice will be buried in Calvaire Cemetery, next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society (, in Alice’s memory.

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