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Christopher Engartner

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer


Telephone: 1-330-788-5044


Bradley Loew

Funeral Assistant

Brad Loew is the son of Randell E. and Donna Moran-Loew. He is a native of the Austintown/Canfield area. He attended St. Christine Grade School and then graduated from Ursuline High school in 1991. Brad went on to attend YSU and The Pittsburgh Art Institute. Brad has been working with The Fox Funeral Home since the year 2000. He is a member of many local and national organizations including The Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Friends of The Cleveland Clinic and The National Kidney Association. Brad is a devoted member of St. Patrick's Church in Youngstown.

Telephone: 1-330-788-5044


John Sheridan

Funeral Assistant

John Sheridan was born on Youngstown's North side and is the son of deceased parents, Robert F. and Lucille McBride Sheridan. He attended St. Edward Parish and school and, because of overcrowded enrollment, he graduated the eighth grade from St. Joseph Parochial School in 1951. He then went on to Ursuline High School and is a proud graduate of the class of 1955. John and his wife Mary (Mylott) Sheridan are parents of Kathy Abboud and Susan Eich and are very proud grandparents to their children. John's professional life consisted of 41 years in local food industries. John has been dedicated to his faith, community and Irish heritage for many years. In 2012, John was honored as the Grand Marshall of the 34th annual Mahoning Valley St. Patrick's Day Parade. He has served as a charter member of the Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society since its inception at Holy Family Parish. He is very dedicated to the Ulster Project where he conducts interviews to house exchange students from Northern-Ireland here in Youngstown. John's most recent volunteer work has been at the Dorothy Day House. 

Telephone: 1-330-788-5044


Jerre Patterson

Funeral Assistant/Coach Driver

Jerre Patterson is the son of Gordon and Donna Bentley-Patterson. He is a native of the South side of Youngstown where he graduated from Boardman High School in 1967. In 2008, Jerre retired from the Boardman Police Department. He is an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and Knights of Columbus Council 11915. Jerre is married to Patricia Gordon-Patterson and has two daughters, Tammy Michelle and Mary Colleen. Since 1959, Jerre and his family have been parishioners of St. Charles Parish in Boardman where Jerre has been granted the title of Sir Knight  at St. Charles Parish. Jerre has been with The Fox Funeral Home since 2009. 


Joe Carrier

Funeral Assistant

Joe Carrier is the son of Joe Carrier Sr and Nancy Gelonese-Kirchner and the grandson of Eugene Gelonese, a former funeral director and embalmer for The Fox Funeral Home. Joe is a native of the west side of Youngstown. He attended St. Christine Grade School and then graduated from Ursuline High School in 2014. Joe is currently a student at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, majoring in business management. In 2014, Joe was one recipient of the Eagle of the Cross Award in the Diocese of Youngstown. Joe is also a dedicated musician, playing the piano at Church and recreationally. He and his family belong to St. Christine Parish in Youngstown. Joe has been with The Fox Funeral Home since 2015.


Mark Hogan

Funeral Assistant

Mark Hogan is the son of William and Martha Haley-Hogan and is a native of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and also earned his MBA. He is married to Susan Gormley-Hogan and is father to Greta Hogan and Dr. Natalie Hogan-Bessom. Since 1995, Mark and his family have resided in Boardman and have attended St. Charles Parish, where Mark is a cantor, choir member and the treasurer for the Men's Club. Mark has been with The Fox Funeral Home since 2016. 


Ed Fannon

Funeral Assistant

Ed Fannon is the son of Edward and Donna Fannon who were natives of the north side of Youngstown. In 1973, Ed graduated from Cardinal Mooney and then went on to pursue a career in sales. Ed belongs to St. Paul Parish in New Middletown, Ohio and has been with The Fox Funeral Home since 2016.


Joe Antonucci

Funeral Assistant

Joe Antonucci is the son of Joseph and Pricilla Antonucci and is a native to the Girard area of Youngstown. He graduated from Girard high school in 1966 and then went on to YSU where he became a proud member of the Theta Xi fraternity.  Joe is married to Rosemary Antonucci and has two sons. He and his family belong to Holy Family Parish in Poland. Joe has been with The Fox Funeral Home since 2015.


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