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March 3, 1923 ~ February 18, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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BOARDMAN – Victoria Pompura passed away peacefully on 18 February 2023, at the age of 99.
Victoria was born on March 3, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Paul and Ana Comsia Brumbeau. She is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and received her teaching degree from Youngstown State University (YSU).
She taught high school French, Latin, and Spanish in area schools including Lowellville and Girard City Schools, and after retirement, she served for years as a substitute teacher in all subjects throughout the area schools.
An avid musician, she played violin – sitting in on occasion with the Youngstown Playhouse and YSU's Dana Symphony Orchestra. She also played the harmonica and was one of the founding members of the local harmonica choir, The Harmonicats, which spent a year touring the area with a WWII 50th-Anniversary Revue – Victoria played Marlene Dietrich.
Victoria was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, where she served as choir director and cantor.
She leaves behind her daughters Lynda and Shirley; nieces Mary Ann (Renfro) Wilson, Jeanine (Brumbeau) O’Rourke, and Marion (Brumbeau) Jeffries; nephews Jack Renfro, David Brumbeau, and Jeffrey Brumbeau; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents, Victoria was preceded in death by her brothers Paul, Benjamin, and John; her sister Ann (Brumbeau) Renfro; and Sheba and Albert, her beloved cats.
Friends may visit from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, officiated by Rev. Fr. Cezar Cisloiu. Graveside services will be held after at Belmont Park Cemetery.
The family has entrusted the care of Victoria to the Kubina Yuhasz Wasko Funeral Home, Boardman. Please visit www.waskofamily.com to send the family condolences.