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July 17, 2009
The Town Crier
Mary Therese Sandy-Neville passed away Wednesday, April 8, at the age of 50, following a courageous 27-month battle against pancreatic cancer. 

She was the beloved wife of Russell E. Neville, mother of Taylor M. Neville, and stepmother of Brandie N. Combs. Mary was the daughter of Joseph Sandy and Mary (Calo) Sandy, and stepdaughter of Patricia Sandy.

She attended St. Nicholas Grade School and graduated from Struthers High School in 1976. She graduated from Youngstown State University in 1980 with a degree in criminal justice. Mary worked as an advocate for battered women, a police officer for the City of Youngstown, an agent for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and a special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration, from which she retired in 2008.

She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Sandy-Kremer; her step-siblings, Robert (Janis) Pomaro , Mark (Marina) Pomaro and Lisa Pomaro; and her nephews and nieces Billy Kremer, and Jennifer, Angelina and Armando Pomaro. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and her godmother, Patty Floryjanski. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Philip and Angeline Calo, and Ralph and Margaret Sandy, her aunt Rita Calo Stroup and niece Shannon Pomaro. 

A funeral Mass was said Tuesday, April 14 at St. Susanna Church in Mason.  A memorial Mass and celebration of Mary's life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at St. Charles Church in Boardman. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Drug Enforcement Administration Survivors Benefit Fund, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, PMB659, Washington, D.C., 20006, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, Calif., 90245. To send a condolence, visit

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