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Wednesday September 18, 2019

Trudy L. (Scharein) Lewis

AUGUST 2, 1940 ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 (AGE 79)

  Trudy L. (Scharein) Lewis, age 79, of 
Alliance, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, 
September 17, 2019, at Aultman Hospital in 
Canton.

  She was born August 2, 1940 in Youngstown, 
Ohio, to Otto and Gertrude (Fingado) Scharein.

  Trudy was a graduate of Wilson High School in 
Youngstown and also attended Youngstown State 
University.

  A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Canton, she was a former member of Abiding 
Savior Lutheran Church in Alliance.

  Trudy enjoyed spending time with her family 
and especially with her grandchildren, 
attending their musical concerts, dance 
recitals and sporting events.

  Survivors include her three daughters, 
Gretchen (Larry) Cox, Rebecca Lewis and 
Katharine (Scott) Eversdyke, all of Alliance; 
six grandchildren, Bethany and Alexandra Cox, 
and Matthew, Anna, Kara and Natalie Eversdyke; 
sister, Nancy Ewing of Talmadge and several 
nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, the Rev. Dean F. Lewis whom she 
married September 21, 1963 and who died October 
24, 2018; sister, Katharine Morgan; and a 
brother, Richard Scharein.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, 
September 20, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church 2551 55th St. NE Canton, OH 44721 with 
Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Friends may 
call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 19th at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home and one 
hour prior to the service at the church on 
Friday. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial 
Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Abiding 
Savior Lutheran Church 1845 S. Sawburg Ave. 
Alliance, Oh 44601 or to Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church in Canton.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Paul E. McDole

MARCH 30, 1934 ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 (AGE 85)

  Paul E. McDole, age 85, of Alliance, passed 
away at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 
2019, at Aultman Hospital.

  He was born March 30, 1934, in East 
Liverpool, Ohio to Orville H. and Marie M. 
(Scott) McDole.

  Paul was a 1954 graduate of East Liverpool 
High School and was previously employed as the 
Assistant Circulation Manager for the Alliance 
Review.

  He was a veteran of the United States Army 
and a member of the American Legion.

  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie L. (Fiber) 
McDole, whom he married November 29, 1968; 
sister, Joanne (Frank) Rhodes of Kennesaw, 
Georgia; and many nieces, nephews, great-
nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces.

  Paul was preceded in death by his parents and 
brother, Orval E. McDole.

  Services will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, 
September 20, 2019, at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4 
to 6 p.m., prior to the service.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Heart Association 1575 Corporate Woods 
Parkway Suite 150 Uniontown, OH 44685.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Dorothy Pearl (Fortner) Madry

SEPTEMBER 16, 1939 ~ SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (AGE 
79)

  Dorothy, beloved and treasured gift from God.

  She shed her earthly body and gained her 
heavenly body on Thursday, September 12, 2019. 
Dorothy Pearl Fortner Madry was born to Marshal 
and Fannie Mae Fortner on September 16, 1939 in 
Toxey, Alabama.

  She married Luther Earl Madry Sr. May 26, 
1978. Dorothy was deeply committed to her 
family, faith and church family.

  She was accomplished and held a master’s 
degree from Denver University and was a 
licensed social worker. She served on several 
church committees and was a licensed 
missionary. She was a faithful member of Grace 
Tabernacle COGIC of Courtland, Alabama.

  Mrs. Missionary Dorothy Madry “Dot” leaves 
enduring love and a living legacy. She gave 
birth to (8) children, Nathaniel Crump Jr 
(deceased), Duncan Crump of  Wasilla, Alaska, 
Lisa Jackson (Mark, deceased) of Burlington, 
North Carolina, Edward Crump (Teresa deceased) 
of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lola Crump-
Harris (Barry) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Naola 
Brown (Charles) of Madison, Alabama, Vontreal 
Crump of Birmingham, Alabama and Dorothea 
Mitchell (Jimmy) of Hutton, Texas.     

  Dorothy is preceded in death by her son, 
Nathaniel Crump Jr; parents; and brothers, 
Benny Kirksey, Marshall Fortner Jr., Monque 
Fautner, Jeff Fautner, and George Fautner. Also 
proceeded by: sisters, Ann Lee Snell, Cathelma 
Fortner, Nancy Ford and Alice Snow.

  She is survived by her husband, (7) children, 
(21) grandchildren and (17) great-
grandchildren; sisters, Ola Riddle, Lola Vee 
Kelly and Naola Fearrington; and brother, 
Roosevelt Fortner.

  Dorothy, was a humble servant of God, mother, 
wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and 
friend. “Dot” is greatly loved and will be 
missed by all, especially her family and 
friends.

  Services will be held at Noon Saturday, 
September 21, 2019, at Temple of Faith Church 
of God in Christ 1221 E. Patterson St. in 
Alliance with Bishop Dr. Nick H. Myers Jr.  
officiating. Interment will be at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Jeffrey “Jeff” L. Kester

January 22, 1957 - September 14, 2019

Obituary

Jeffrey “Jeff” Lee Kester, 62, of Youngstown, 
passed away September 14, 2019, at his home, 
surrounded by family.

Born January 22, 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio, he 
was the son of James Kester and Carol (Bell) 
Eckman.

Jeff was a 1975 graduate of East High School 
and lifelong area resident. He worked at C.C.C. 
Group as a foreman and worked on draglines all 
over the world.

Jeff loved NASCAR and the L.A. Rams. When he 
was home and not working, Jeff and his brother 
Kenny would spend Sundays watching Nascar 
together. Jeff’s greatest love was his 
grandchildren, who fondly knew him as Papa. He 
loved spending time with them, taking them on 
vacations, and creating special memories with 
each of them.

Jeff is preceded in death by his step son 
Albert "Spanky" Davis and his step father Ralph 
"Sonny" Eckman.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Casey), 
whom he married December 14, 2002; his mother 
Carol Eckman; his step children, Mandy Davis, 
Eric (Andrea) Davis, and Jeremy (Tabitha) 
Davis; his biological children Jeffrey and 
Brian Kester; his sisters Myrna (Alan) Peachock 
and Cheryl Mshar; his brothers Kenny (Nancy) 
and Robert Kester; his best friend Jamie Kelly; 
and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A 
funeral service will be held immediately 
following at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Bonnie L. (Freeman) Anderson

MAY 15, 1946 ~ SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 (AGE 73)

  Bonnie L. Anderson, age 73, of Alliance, 
passed away at 3:45 p.m., Monday, September 16, 
2019 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  She was born May 15, 1946,  in Salem, Ohio, 
to Ralph and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman.

  Bonnie was a 1964 graduate of West Branch 
High School and prior owner of Anderson’s 
Circle Grocery and Drive Thru in Deerfield.

  She was a member of the Buckeye Toll 
Association. Bonnie enjoyed riding her Spyder 
motorcycle with her husband, and swimming in 
her family pool. She also enjoyed painting, 
playing Texas Hold’Em, traveling and spending 
time with her  family. Bonnie enjoyed spending 
her winters in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  Survivors include her husband, Dennis L. 
Anderson, whom she married December 24, 1966; 
two children, Chad (Barb) Anderson and Jamie 
Anderson; three grandchildren, Christian 
Ecrement, Mikayla Milburn and Connor Ecrement; 
siblings, Carol McIlvain, Joyce Pettigrew, 
Joann (Ron) Cochran and Gary Freeman; and 
numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded 
in death by her siblings, Ralph Freeman, Bonnie 
“Kay” Wilson and Larry Freeman.

  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call 
from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., prior to the service. 
Interment will be at Sebring Grandview 
Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Alliance Hospice 2471 W. State 
St., Suite E Alliance, OH 44601 or to the 
American Cancer Society 525 N. Broad St. 
Canfield, OH 44406.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Lowell Schloneger

FEBRUARY 16, 1942 ~ SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 (AGE 77)

Columbiana – Lowell Schloneger, 77, of 
Columbiana, passed away, Monday, September 16, 
2019 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born, February 16, 1942 in Leetonia, a 
son of the late Chauncey and Gladys Clark 
Schloneger.

Lowell was a member of the East Fairfield 
United Methodist Church and owned and operated 
the Country Corner for years. He was a member 
of the East Palestine Lodge #417 F&AM, the 
A.A.S.R. Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the 
Salem Commandery No. 42 Knights Templar and the 
Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion. 
Lowell served as the mayor of Columbiana and 
also served on the Crestview School Board and 
the Harmony Village Board. He found great pride 
in his work over the years and enjoyed golfing, 
though his greatest joy came from spending time 
with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, the former Linda 
Sharol, whom he married, December 3, 1960; a 
daughter, Kim (Roger) Witmer of Salem; a son, 
Jay Schloneger of Largo, FL; two sisters, Carol 
Blosser of Columbiana and Ruth Ann (Raymond) 
Horst of Columbiana; a sister and brother in 
law, Brenda (Mike) Korchnak of Columbian and 
three grandchildren, Marisa Miner, Jenna Witmer 
and Kade Witmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a 
stepfather, Stelvin Blosser.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Reverend Deborah Quillen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the 
funeral home and one hour prior to the service 
on Friday.

A Masonic Service take place at 8:00 p.m. on 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the funeral 
home, accorded by the East Palestine Lodge #417 
F&AM.

Burial will be in Midway Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor 
of Lowell can be made to, Cleveland Hope Lodge, 
11432 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com


Monday September 16, 2019

Clara Belle (Marshall) Baker

APRIL 14, 1929 ~ SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 (AGE 90)

Columbiana - Clara Belle Marshall Baker, age 
90, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, September 
15, 2019, at Aultman Compassionate Care Center 
in Canton.

She was born on May 14, 1929 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late Harry O. and Mary Ann Hall 
Marshall.

Clara was a member of First Christian Church of 
Columbiana and had enjoyed being a homemaker 
most of her life.  She enjoyed sewing and 
crossword puzzles.  As a younger woman, Clara 
enjoyed roller-skating at her family’s roller 
rink, Kelly Park.  She also enjoyed traveling 
and camping with her husband and children.

Clara’s husband, James W. Baker, Sr, whom she 
married on November 29, 1947, preceded her in 
death on December 3, 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (James) 
Kelley of Leetonia; two sons, Jim (Sharon) 
Baker, Jr. of Smithville, TN, and Danny (Darla 
Sue) Baker of Sebring; three granddaughters, 
Dana Baker, Kristen Baker, and Leslie (Brian) 
Bush; three grandsons, Brent, Justin, and AJ 
Baker, and two great-grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by a sister, Lois 
Garlough and two brothers, Raymond Marshall and 
Robert Marshall, Sr.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, 
September19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia with Rev. Sean 
Brubaker officiating.

The family will receive friends and relatives 
one hour prior to the service on Thursday, at 
the funeral home.

Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Monday September 16, 2019

Douglas R. Pierce

August 12, 1959 - September 15, 2019

Obituary

Bristolville- Douglas R. Pierce, age 60, passed 
away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the 
Cleveland VA Louis Stokes Hospital.

He was born August 12, 1959 in Warren to the 
late Raymond W. Pierce and Ruth L. Strope.

Douglas was a lifelong area resident; he was a 
graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and 
Kent State University. Douglas was a proud 
Veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

In his younger years he enjoyed driving truck. 
He loved music and painting and was an avid 
Nascar fan.

Besides his parents, Douglas was preceded in 
death by his brother Dennis.

Douglas is survived by his step-father Kenneth 
Strope, Sr., his siblings David Pierce, Jim 
(Connie) Pierce, Kenneth (Tiffany) Strope, Jr., 
step-brother Mark Strope, step-sister Linda 
(Richard) Gillon, and several nieces and 
nephews.

Friends may call 5-7PM, Wednesday, September 
18th at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland, friends 
may also call one hour prior to services (9AM-
10AM). 

Funeral services will be 10AM Thursday at the 
funeral home. Interment Sager Memorial 
Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to Bristolville Church of the Brethren, 
6410 Thompson Clark Road Bristolville, Ohio 
44402


Monday September 16, 2019

Barbara Jean Bozich

September 27, 1929 - August 30, 2019

BARBARA'S OBITUARY

Barbara Jean (Lane) Bozich completed her 
earthly journey on August 30.  She was born in 
Salem, September 27, 1929, to Bea Ruth (Glass) 
Lane and William J. Lane, and she lived here 
until 2017 when she moved to Copeland Oaks in 
Sebring.  Barbara was a 1947 graduate of Salem 
High School.  She worked as a senior clerk for 
Metropolitan Insurance early in her career and 
served First Presbyterian Church as Pastor's 
Secretary and Office Manager for 18 years.  In 
1950, she married Edward Bozich, and they 
celebrated 50 years of marriage before his 
death in 2001.

     Barbara was a person of deep faith and an 
active member of First Presbyterian Church 
throughout her life, where she was ordained as 
a Deacon.  She was a lifelong student, a 
voracious reader, always seeking the truth , 
passionate about growing up in the faith . 
 Barbara's vocation was motherhood, and she 
devoted herself to her family which included a 
son, Bruce Edward, who died in infancy.

     Mourning her loss and thanking God for her 
life are daughters Lynn (Tim) Shetzer and Jayne 
(Rick) Koeth; grandchildren Leigh Anne (Thiago) 
de Cunha, Lane (Nathan) Baldwin, Cheryl (Devin) 
Davis and Barry (Daralyn) Shetzer; and great-
grandsons Nolan, Cameron and Graham.

     A celebration of gratitude to God for her 
life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 
First Presbyterian Church.  Friends may greet 
the family at 12 noon.  The service will begin 
at 12:30 pm. The burial will be in Hope 
Cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be made to First 
Presbyterian Church.

 

Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem


Monday September 16, 2019

Francis "Al" Sheridan

January 12, 1946 - September 13, 2019

FRANCIS "AL"'S OBITUARY

Francis “Al” Sheridan 73, of Salem, died at 
3:31 PM Friday, September 13, 2019, at St. 
Elizabeth/Mercy Medical Boardman Campus.

 

He was born on January 12, 1946, in Portland, 
Ore., the son of the late William C. and Jean 
(Tindall) Sheridan.

 

He was a retired contractor and a member of the 
Salem First Baptist Church. Al enjoyed being in 
the outdoors fishing, boating, riding his 
motorcycle, building and spending time with 
family.

 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Tamara 
Sheridan, his children Abigail “Abby” Sheridan 
and Daniel Sheridan all of Salem and two 
grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 
death by his siblings Billy Kauffman, Edward 
Hage, and Leann Sheridan.

 

A Celebration of Life Services will be held on 
Wednesday, 11 AM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem. The Pastor Claye Folger of the 
church will be officiating with burial 
following in Franklin Square Cemetery.

 

A time of visitation will be held one hour 
prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Arrangements by Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.


Sunday September 15, 2019

Doris Eloise Johnson

September 15, 1921 - September 14, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel for Doris 
Eloise Johnson, 97 of Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center who died Saturday morning 
at Salem Regional Medical Center. 

Doris was born September 15, 1921 in Hopedale, 
Ohio, a daughter of the late Cameron H. and 
Velma Grace Owen Trimmer and came to this area 
in the 40’s. 

She was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church 
and the Women’s Missionary Circle of the 
church; the Greenford Grange, Mahoning County 
Farm Bureau and the Extension Club of Goshen. 

Her husband, Wayne M. Johnson, whom she married 
December 14, 1940, died March 3, 1995. She 
leaves three sons, Larry (Kitty) Johnson of 
Canfield, Harold Lee (Susan) Johnson of Beloit, 
Dale Allen Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 
five grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Doris was 
preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Trimmer 
and a granddaughter, Rebecca Johnson. 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. 
until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at 
the funeral home. 

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to Concord Presbyterian 
Church,10013 Salem-Warren Rd., Salem 44460 or 
to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State Street, 
Unit B, Salem 44460.


Sunday September 15, 2019

Richard James Sansenbaugher

East Palestine – Richard James Sansenbaugher, 
91, of East Palestine, died, Saturday, 
September 14, 2019 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born, May 27, 1928 in East Palestine, a 
son of the late, Elmer and Bessie Rupert 
Sansenbaugher.

Richard was a member of the First United 
Presbyterian Church of East Palestine and 
worked as a self-employed carpenter. Prior to 
working for himself he had worked with the 
Baker Uncles, Glenn and Oscar Rupert, Bryan 
Spaite and James McCarthey. He enjoyed 
gardening, McDonalds coffee club, card club and 
the city park.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie 
Harr, whom he married, July 26, 1950; a 
daughter, Nancy ( Randall) Landsberger of Enon 
Valley, PA; a son, Gary (Beckie) Sansenbaugher 
of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Michelle 
(Kevin Hall) Barth, Sarah (Phil) Darr and Evan 
(Shayne) Sansenbaugher; three great 
grandchildren, Julia, Jack and Jacob Barth and 
four step grandchildren, Alisha (Nicholas) 
Henry, Jamie Reesh, Aaron Reesh and William 
(Becky) Reesh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the First 
United Presbyterian Church of East Palestine, 
with Pastor Fritz Nelson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 
p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at the 
church.

Burial will take place in Glenview Cemetery, 
East Palestine.

Memorial donations in honor of Richard can be 
made to the First United Presbyterian Church of 
East Palestine.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com


Saturday September 14, 2019

Floyd L. Ward

MAY 5, 1930 ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (AGE 89)

Columbiana – Floyd L. Ward, 89, of Columbiana, 
passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 
his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 5, 1930 in Lisbon, a son of the 
late Clifford and Thelma Lowe Ward.

Mr. Ward was a U.S Army veteran, stationed in 
Germany during the allied occupation of Germany 
after WWII and during the Korean War. Floyd 
worked 42 years as an upholsterer for Franklin 
Furniture and Cherry Hill. During the 50’s he 
also worked in his own repair shop in Salem, 
and farmed a small farm near Lisbon.

He enjoyed all sports, he played basketball in 
a Lisbon league, belonged to an archery club 
and was a member of several golf leagues. He 
enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping and 
boating with family and friends. Floyd had a 
strong work ethic and worked hard all his life 
to provide for his family.

“He loved his hearth and he loved his home and 
looked on life with quiet eyes.” -Shaw

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the 
former Shirley Douglas, whom he married July 
21, 1951; a daughter, Kathleen (Jim) Hill of 
Leetonia; a son, Floyd David Douglas Ward of 
Columbus; two grandchildren, John (Shannon) 
Hill and Matthew (Amanda) Hill; a great 
grandson Ethan T. Hill and a number of nieces 
and nephews

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, a 
sister, Bernice Moore and a brother, Glenn E. 
Ward.

A private memorial service will be held at a 
later date.

Memorial donations in honor of Floyd can be 
made to Community Hospice, 2341 East State 
Street Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com


Saturday September 14, 2019

Patricia Ann (Close) Behner

JANUARY 31, 1936 ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (AGE 83)

SALEM – Patricia Ann Behner, age 83 died at 
10:20 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born January 
31, 1936 in Garfield, the daughter of the late 
Willard H. and Etta (Courtney) Close.

Patricia had worked as a personnel secretary at 
Salem Community Hospital for over 20 years. She 
was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist 
Church and a 1953 graduate of Goshen High 
School. Patricia was a former active member of 
Chatterettes Card Club.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, 
Bruce Behner Sr. whom she married August 28, 
1955; two sons, Bruce (Carol) Behner Jr. of Mt. 
Vernon and Dan L. Behner of Atlanta, GA; two 
sisters, Sandra Ondercin of Batavia and Cynthia 
Rarrick of Melbourne, FL; two grandchildren, 
Bruce Behner III of Salem and Chad L. Behner of 
Centerberg and two great grandchildren, Ethan 
Behner and Dominic Behner.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Bunker Hill 
United Methodist Church in Beloit with Pastor 
Carol McCartney officiating. Calling hours will 
be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Wednesday 
prior to the service. Burial will be at Bunker 
Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 
15096 W. Middletown Rd., Beloit, OH 44609.

Patricia’s obituary may be viewed online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Bunker Hill United Methodist Church
15096 W. Middletown Rd., Salem OH 44460


Friday September 13, 2019

Janine A. Douglas

April 29, 1953 - September 12, 2019

Obituary

Fowler – Janine A. Douglas, 66, passed away 
Thursday September 12, 2019 at Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Janine was born on April 29, 1953 in 
Youngstown, OH, daughter of Michael and Mary 
(Miketa) Hawryluk.

She was a graduate of Chaney High School and 
was a legal secretary in Youngstown City Hall.

She will be deeply missed by her loving 
daughter Chrissy (Jamie) Walker; grandchildren, 
Eliza and James Walker III; sister, Emily 
Williams; and sister in law Arlene Hawryluk. 
She will also be missed by her nieces, Shari 
(Ed) Maskaluk and Lisa Hawryluk; nephew, Rob 
Janow; and great-nieces, Olivia (John) Krest, 
Julia (Jesse) Tilton, and Ashley Hawryluk.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her beloved husband, Billy Douglas; brother 
Steve Hawryluk, and her nephew Michael 
Hawryluk.

Per Janine's request, there will be no 
services, and arrangements for cremation were 
entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – 
Madasz Chapel in Brookfield.

Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Friday September 13, 2019

Thomas William Hanes, Jr.

January 12, 1934 - September 12, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. Monday, 
September 16th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel for Thomas William Hanes, Jr. 
of Youngstown who died Thursday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. 

Thomas was born January 12, 1934 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Thomas William Hanes, Sr. and 
Helen Kerr Hanes and was a lifelong area 
resident. 

He worked as a machine mechanic for General 
Electric for 40 years until they closed in 
1985. Thomas then worked for Roth Brothers for 
10 years before retiring. After his retirement, 
Thomas worked part-time at the Bedford Trails 
Golf Course, where he was known as the “Flower 
Girl”. He was an avid golfer and loved the 
unlimited golfing he had at Bedford Trails. 

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the 
Slovak-Catholic Sokol. His wife, the former 
Joan Irene Mathison, whom he married June 12, 
1955, died April 8, 2010. 

Thomas leaves a son, Robert Allen (Maria 
LaMorticella) Hanes of Youngstown; a daughter, 
Kathleen Ann (Tim) McMichael of Poland; nine 
grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

Thomas also leaves three brothers, Richard 
Hanes of Reno, Nevada, Howard Hanes of Poland 
and Jim Hanes of Sebring. 

Besides his parents and his wife, Thomas was 
preceded in death by a son, Thomas William 
Hanes, III; one granddaughter and one great-
grandson. 

Friends may call on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 
5:45 p.m followed by a service at 6:00 p.m


Friday September 13, 2019

Margaret L. Rieman

AUGUST 29, 1928 ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (AGE 91)

Margaret L. Rieman, age 91, of Louisville, 
Ohio, and the past two years lived in Warren, 
Ohio to be close to her daughter, passed away 
Friday, September 13, 2019. Margaret was born 
in Chesterhill, Ohio on August 29, 1928 to the 
late Harrison and Mary Hoon.

Margaret was a cafeteria worker at Louisville 
High School for eighteen years. She was a 
member of the Louisville Christian Church. 
Margaret enjoyed gardening, cooking and 
spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband Duane in 2001 and a sister, Jane 
Van Fossen. She is survived by a daughter, 
Carol (Tina) Rieman; a son, Fred (Ruth) Rieman; 
two grandsons, Eric and Tyler Rieman.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at the 
Stier – Israel Funeral Home of Louisville with 
Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours 
will be from 5-7pm Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville. 
Should friends desire, memorial contributions 
may be sent to Louisville Christian Church, 
1800 S. Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio 44641. 


Friday September 13, 2019

Doran Allen Garey

OCTOBER 13, 1930 ~ SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (AGE 88)

  Doran Allen Garey, age 88, of Sebring, passed 
away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Alliance 
Community Hospital.

  He was born October 13, 1930 in Zanesville, 
Ohio to Edgar Darlington and Florence (Selby) 
Garey.

  Doran graduated from Byesville High School, 
Muskingum College, and Drew Theological 
Seminary in Madison, New Jersey in 1957.

 While in seminary, he served for an extra year 
to take seminar at Greystone Mental Memorial 
Hospital in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

  He was a certified counselor at Case Western 
Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and 
Director of the Cleveland Pastoral Counseling 
Service of the United Methodist Church.

   Doran also served on the Red Cross Board in 
Cambridge, the Boy Scout Counsel in Alliance 
and Habitat for Humanity in Bucyrus.

  Survivors include his wife, Jeannette (Wiley) 
Garey who he married July 25, 1952; daughter, 
Frederica Elizabeth “Beth” (William) Barone; 
son, Jay A. (Tammie) Garey; sisters-in-law, 
Fritz Wolfe and Anne Mahaffey; and many nieces 
and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, 
September 16, 2019 at Union Avenue United 
Methodist Church with Rev. Coralee Cox 
officiating. Visitation will be held one hour 
prior to the service.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
church of the donor’s choice.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Thursday September 12, 2019

Harry A. Bobco, Jr.

October 31, 1922 - September 10, 2019

Obituary

Champion – On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 
Harry A. Bobco, Jr., loving husband, father, 
and grandfather passed away at the age of 96 at 
Cortland Healthcare.

Harry was born October 31, 1922 in Warren to 
the late Harry and Susie (Seman) Bobco.

Harry was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter & 
Paul Byzantine Church in Warren. He loved 
dancing, polkas, and traveling with his wife 
Ann. Harry was well known for his ability to 
use found items to fabricate useful inventions 
to make the lives of his family and friends a 
little easier. He was a family man with a heart 
of gold that enjoyed carpentry projects with 
his grandchildren, hiking adventures, and loved 
spontaneous doughnut parties.

 He was active in his community and especially 
enjoyed helping to organize Niles Stop 37 ½ 
reunions.

Harry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, 
serving as an instructor during WWII. After the 
war ended, he was stationed just outside of 
Nagasaki, Japan to help with reconstruction.

 Having served 3 years, he was honorably 
discharged as a sergeant first-class.

When he returned to the states, he met his wife 
of 71 years, Ann, and started working for the 
former H.K. Porter, now Peerless Electric Co., 
as a chief quality control manager, retiring 
after 42 years.

Throughout his life, Harry was known for his 
sense of humor, kindness, honesty, generosity, 
and his forgiving and humble spirit.

He is deeply missed by his loving wife Ann 
(Wodogaza) Bobco whom he married November 20, 
1948; children, Harry A. Bobco III, John (Rita) 
Bobco and Stephen Bobco; five grandchildren and 
seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 
death by his daughter Barbara Ann Bobco and his 
son James A. Bobco.

Heartfelt thanks are expressed from the family 
to Hospice of the Valley for their wonderful 
care.

Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


Thursday September 12, 2019

Gail J. Miller-Augustine

SEPTEMBER 28, 1942 ~ SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 (AGE 
76)

  Gail J. Miller-Augustine, age 76, of 
Alliance, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 
2019 at Bel-Air Care Center.

  She was born on September 28, 1942 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Delbert and Edna (Groves) 
Miller.

   A 1961 graduate of Marlington High School 
and of the former Alliance Beauty College, Gail 
worked as a cosmetologist for 27 years.

  She was a member of Salem United Methodist 
Church in Alliance and enjoyed spending time 
with her family.

  Gail is survived by her step-daughters, Linda 
(Walter) Snyder of Hanoverton, Donna (Dennis) 
Snyder of Salem, Diana (Olie, Jr.) Moyer of 
North Canton and Peggy (Tim Sarzier) Morrow of 
Raleigh, North Carolina; step-son, Charles 
Augustine of Salem; six step-grandchildren; 12 
step-great-grandchildren; two step-great great-
grandchildren; nieces, Shari Miller and Cathy 
Betz; and nephews, Gregory and Eric Miller.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, Dale C. Augustine, whom she married 
July 21, 1992 and who passed away January 19, 
2014; brother, Delbert Lowell Miller; step-son, 
David Augustine; one step- granddaughter; and 
one step-great-grandson.

  Per Gail’s wishes, no services will be held.  
Interment will be at Glenview Cemetery in East 
Palestine.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Bel-
Air Care Center, 2350 Cherry Ave. Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.

    Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.


Wednesday September 11, 2019

Daniel R. Hartill

August 21, 1938 - September 11, 2019

Obituary

Howland – Daniel R. Hartill, 81, passed away 
Wednesday morning, September 11, 2019 at 
Cortland Healthcare surrounded by his family.

Daniel was born on August 21, 1938 in 
Youngstown, OH a son of the late Matthew and 
Doris (Ditzler) King.
He was a 1956 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. After school, he served his 
country in the United States Army until he was 
honorably discharged. He worked 35 years for 
Packard Electric, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of the Fowler Methodist Church. 
He bowled and golfed in several leagues and 
swam daily at the Mangerally wellness center 
until poor health. He also coached little 
league for seventeen years in Howland.

Daniel was a great husband of 53 years to the 
love of his life, Evelyn Lousie (Wezzie) 
Hartill, who he married on July 2, 1966; a 
loving father to his children, Kevin Hartill of 
Howland, Matthew (Nicole) Hartill of Niles, and 
Pam (Larry) Stafford of Hubbard; seven 
grandchildren, Corbin and Trevor Hartill of 
Leavittsburg, Brianne and Dean Stafford of 
Hubbard, Vincent and Zachary Henderson of 
Niles, and Allen Kriebel of Niles. He is also 
survived by his sisters Juanita DeCenso and 
Dora (Donald) Hoyle of Howland.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his sister Johanna Tura.
Family and friends may visit from 4-7:00PM on 
Sunday September 15, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren and from 10-11:00AM on Monday September 
16, 2019 with funeral services to follow at 
11:00AM.
Burial will take place at Howland Township 
Cemetery.

Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuenralhomes.com


Tuesday September 10, 2019

Michael H. Bahler

JULY 24, 1942 ~ SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 (AGE 77)

  Michael H. Bahler, age 77, of Alliance, 
passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at 
Community Care.

  He was born on July 24, 1942 in Alliance, 
Ohio to Carl K. Bahler and Bette E. (Chain) 
Bahler.

   Michael worked and retired from T&W Forge.  
He had a passion for car restoration and 
enjoyed going to car shows.

  Survivors include his sons, Craig M. Bahler 
and Christopher A. Bahler, both of Alliance; 
daughter, Michele L. (Kate) Bahler of 
Cleveland; grandson Trever; sisters, Niska 
(Doug) Oesch, Tonda Brake and Carla Kaye (Bob) 
Lawrence: cousin Carol Zwick and several nieces 
and nephews.

  Preceding Michael in death were his parents; 
his wife Rosemary, whom he married December 5, 
1964 and died May 10, 2019 and his brother, Joe 
Bahler

  Per Michael’s wishes no services will be 
held.  Interment will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park Cemetery.

   The family wishes to thank Crossroads 
Hospice for their care and kindness.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 
Boettler Oaks Drive, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.

    Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, OH 44601. 


Monday September 09, 2019

Karl E. Fox

MAY 26, 1929 ~ SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 90)

SALEM – Karl E. Fox, age 90 died at 6:46 a.m. 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home 
following a short illness with leukemia. He was 
born May 26, 1929 in Salem, a son of the late 
Levi A. and Florence M. (Hacker) Fox.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during 
the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

Karl loved watching all kinds of sports, 
especially baseball and basketball. He talked 
often about playing basketball at the Memorial 
Building when he was young. Karl enjoyed going 
to the horse races with his dad. He could also 
play an excellent game of pool.

Survivors include a sister, Shirley Beaulieu of 
Ellington, CT; a brother, Gerald (Kathryn) Fox 
of Salem; 12 nieces and 10 nephews.

Besides his parents, a brother, Andrew James 
Fox; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fox and a 
brother-in-law, John Beaulieu also preceded him 
in death.

A private family burial was held at Grandview 
Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services,

Karl’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday September 09, 2019

Raymond T Scarnecchia

November 5, 1939 - September 8, 2019

Warren – Raymond T. Scarnecchia, 79, passed 
away after a long illness on Sunday September 
8, 2019.

Raymond was born in Warren, OH on November 5, 
1939, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Ann 
(Lyzwa) Scarnecchia.

He was a proud veteran of the United States 
Army and worked in the car business.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, 
Barbara Hall-Scarnecchia whom he married on 
April 16, 1960; children, Janet Scarnecchia, 
Raymond (Debbie) Scarnecchia, Lori (Ed) Lawn, 
and Paula (Jimmy) Nowery; 11 grandchildren; and 
8 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 
his son, Jeffrey A. Scarnecchia; and his 
brother Thomas R. Scarnecchia Jr.

Family and friends may visit from 10-12:00PM on 
Thursday September 12, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes – Roberts – Clark Chapel located 
at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren, with funeral 
services to follow at 12:00PM.

Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in 
Bazetta Township.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Monday September 09, 2019

Anthony J. Boerio

July 15, 1963 - September 6, 2019

Obituary

YOUNGSTOWN-Anthony J. Boerio, 56, passed away 
Friday morning, September 6, 2019 at Hospice 
House. Tony was born July 15, 1963 in 
Youngstown, a son of Victor J. and Marion L. 
(Hoskins) Boerio, Jr. He was a Respiratory 
Therapist with Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 
retiring in 2012. Tony graduated from 
Austintown Fitch High School in 1981 and 
received his Bachelor’s Degree from Y.S.U. in 
1988. 

Tony was a member of Christ Community Church in 
Campbell, where he played the drums during 
Services and was a member of the Men’s Group of 
the Church. Tony enjoyed spending time with his 
family and friends and loved music. 

Tony is survived by his brothers, Michael J. 
(MaryKay) Boerio of Youngstown, Victor J. 
Boerio, lll of Austintown and Mark J. (Kaye) 
Boerio of Daytona Beach, FL; his sister, 
Victoria L. (Timothy) Clark of Austintown; his 
nieces and nephews, Victor J. (Christina) 
Boerio, lV, of Mercer, Joseph E. (Samantha) 
Boerio of North Jackson, Brian (Kathy) Clark, 
Daryl Clark, Stacey Clark, all of Austintown, 
Megan (Thomas) Vekasy of Boardman, Brittany 
Boerio and Vincent Boerio, both of Austintown 
and friends, Kimberly Hladun of Berlin Center, 
Tamra Scott of Austintown and Jennifer Storm of 
Warren. Tony was preceded in death by his 
parents.

 Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at 
Christ Community Church in Campbell followed by 
a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Tony’s name may be given to Christ Community 
Church 531 Neoka Dr. Campbell, OH 44405.


Monday September 09, 2019

Susan Recker

JUNE 7, 1950 ~ SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 69)

Columbiana – Susan Recker, 69, of Columbiana, 
died, September 5, 2019, at Windsor House at 
Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

She was born, June 7, 1950, in Pittsburgh, PA, 
a daughter of the late, Edward and Florence 
Amiano Mack.

Susan worked in financial services at Parker 
Hunter.

She is survived by her husband, John Morlan of 
Columbiana; a daughter, Valerie Recker of 
Lexington, KY; a brother, Daniel Mack of 
Pennsylvania; many brothers and sisters-in-law, 
nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her first 
husband, Robert Recker.

No services will be observed at this time.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com


Monday September 09, 2019

Richard D. Bretean

NOVEMBER 4, 1948 ~ SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 (AGE 70)

  Richard D. Bretean, age 70, of Alliance, 
passed away at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 
2019 at his home with his family by his side.

  He was born November 4, 1948 in Alliance, 
Ohio to August and Mary (Fogoroch) Bretean.

  A 1966 graduate of Alliance High School, Rick 
retired from Shearer’s Foods.

  Rick was a member of St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church.

  He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, and was a 
life member of the Alliance Elks BPOE #467, 
life member and Quartermaster of the VFW and 
member of the American Legion.

  He will be loved and missed by his family, 
including his wife, Jackie (Stahl) Bretean, who 
he married March 10, 1977; sons, Cary 
(Danielle) Murphy of Alliance, and Sean 
(Vinnet) Murphy, of Tampa, Florida; seven 
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Rick’s family would like to thank Alliance 
Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

  Services will be held at Noon Saturday, 
September 14, 2019 at St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. John Nemes 
officiating.

  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

  An Elks Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday 
followed by a Saracusta Service at 6:30 p.m.

  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

 Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. 


Monday September 09, 2019

Betty J. (Stull) Bayless

APRIL 6, 1927 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 92)

  Betty J. (Stull) Bayless, age 92, of 
Alliance, went to walk with Jesus at 3:27 p.m. 
September 6, 2019 at Altercare of Alliance.

  She was born April 6, 1927 in Atwater, Oho to 
Virgil and Iola (Bean) Stull.

  Betty had worked at Murphy’s Mart and 
Alliance City Hospital.

  She was a lifetime and devoted member of the 
Atwater Nazarene Church. Betty loved all 
animals, especially dogs.

  She will be missed by her family, including 
children, Tony (Delores) Bayless, Vicki 
Bayless-Johnson, Phil (Linda) Bayless, Sonya 
Wasson, Ruby (Mark) Pahls, caretaker and 
friend, Beverly Star-Fox, eight grandchildren; 
nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert 
“Bob” Stull.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, 
husband, Wilbert Bayless, son, Danny Bayless, 
and sister, Wanda Shade.

  Services will be held at Noon Wednesday, 
September 11, 2019 at the Atwater Church of the 
Nazarene, 6720 Waterloo Rd., Atwater, Ohio 
44201.

  Friends may call two hours prior to the 
service at the church.

 Interment will be at Atwater Cemetery.

   Betty’s family would like to thank Altercare 
of Alliance and Absolute Hospice for their 
loving care.

 Memorial Contributions may be made to Absolute 
Hospice, or any animal charity.

 Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Sunday September 08, 2019

Thomas Walter Fidoe

JANUARY 31, 1931 ~ SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 (AGE 88)


SALEM – Thomas Walter Fidoe, age 88 died at 
11:55 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center.  He was born 
January 31, 1931 in Salem the son of the late 
Thomas E. and Lenora (Smith) Fidoe.  Tom 
retired in 1990 from the Chrysler Corporation 
where he was a manager for 11 years.  He 
previously owned the An-Doe Tool and Die.  Tom 
was a resident of the area except for 21 years 
he lived in Florida and Michigan.  He was a 
1949 graduate of Salem High School, attended 
the Salem Trades Class and later taught the 
Trades Class for eight years.  Tom was a member 
of Salem First Christian Church and the Lions 
Club.

His wife, Caresse G. (Cozza) Fidoe whom he 
married February 9, 1949 preceded him in death 
on February 12, 2012.

Survivors include a son, Gregory Fidoe of 
Canfield; a daughter, Wendy Taylor of Altoona, 
PA and Kathie Sabatino of Salem; 15 
grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one 
great great grandchild and a brother, Harry 
Fidoe of Hammond, LA.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded 
in death by two sisters, Stella Earth and 
Maxine Whitmen.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Moore 
officiating.  Calling hours will be held 
Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral 
home.  Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

 


Saturday September 07, 2019

Raymond Wilbur Case

September 1, 1927 - September 5, 2019

Obituary

Heaven is a very fortunate place today, but 
this world has lost a wonderful man.

Raymond Wilbur Case’s story starts on September 
1, 1927, when he was born in Youngstown, the 
oldest child of Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) 
Johns Case. He grew up first in Struthers, then 
“way out in the country” on a small farm on 
South Avenue in Boardman.

The day after graduating from Boardman High 
School in 1946, Ray enlisted in the Army. He 
was eventually stationed in the Philippines as 
an MP (Military Police) – a role that amazes 
everyone who knew Ray and his sweet demeanor. A 
cop? Not Ray!

Shortly after returning home, Ray met the love 
of his life, Betty Jane Boyer, on a blind date. 
After a whirlwind romance, they married on 
January 27, 1951. They enjoyed 68 years of a
loving marriage, grounded in their Christian 
faith and continuing to the day he died. No 
couple was every closer. They did virtually 
everything together, side by side.

Ray was a family man to his core — no one one 
loved his offspring more. He was especially 
fond of small babies and loved holding them. 
And they loved his soothing touch, delivered by 
his big strong hands.

Employed as a roll turner (which, contrary to 
what his children believed, had nothing to do 
with bread or buns) at Youngstown Sheet and 
Tube for 35 years, Ray retired early, in 1982. 
He then spent his time and considerable talents 
on beautiful woodworking projects — including a 
violin created from scratch — and with church 
activities. Until declining health made it 
impossible, he was an active member of Evangel 
Baptist Church in Boardman, including serving 
as a deacon, singing in the choir, delivering 
Meals on Wheels, participating in Speeders — 
the church’s seniors group — teaching 
woodworking skills to men in nursing homes, and 
volunteering with the church’s food bank. Until 
essentially losing his eyesight a few years 
ago, he read the Bible from cover to cover 
every year for 40 years.

In his actions, Ray never, ever departed from 
his beliefs. He was a man who lived his faith, 
every day and in every way. His quiet strength, 
gentle ways, generosity, humility, honesty and 
integrity were well known among his family and 
friends. His love and loyalty were absolutely 
unconditional.

To cherish his memory, Ray leaves behind his 
wife Betty; children Cheryl Case (Tom Franko) 
and their son Brian Case-Franko; Barbara Franko 
(Mike) and their daughters Jenny Genova (Rick) 
and Lisa Franko; Janet Allen (husband Jeff 
deceased) and her children Chad McCrone 
(Cristin) and Jill Hoffman (George); Jim Case 
(Susan) and their two sons Pat Case and Shawn 
Case (Heather); and Laura Detwiler and her 
daughter Weslie Broderick (Michael). In 
addition, he leaves two great grandchildren, 
Caitlyn Adams and Jessen Hoffman, who called 
him, of all things, Gerger. He is also survived 
by his brother, Marvin (“Bud”) Case and 
numerous nieces and nephews. His brother LeRoy 
preceded him in death.

On Tuesday, September 10, the family will 
receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m., with 
the funeral following at noon, at Evangel 
Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., 
Youngstown, 44512. Memorial contributions may 
be made in Ray’s name to the church. Online 
condolences may be made at lane funeral 
homes.com.

Ray’s family is so sorry that he is gone, but 
so very happy that he was here.


Saturday September 07, 2019

Mary E. Himes

August 18, 1936 - September 5, 2019


Obituary

Mary E. Himes, 83, of North Jackson, passed 
away Thursday at Austintown Health Care Center.

Born August 18, 1936 in Belington, West 
Virginia, Mary was the daughter of the late 
Hildreth and Mildred (Harris) McCauley.

Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, 
sewing, the occasional gambling and putting 
together the perfect dessert for any special 
event or holiday for the family. She was an 
avid fan of NASCAR as well as the Cleveland 
Indians. She was a member of First Federated 
Church in North Jackson.

Mary is survived by her sons; Robert ((Vicki) 
Himes and James (Lisa), her grandchildren; 
Jimmy (Jamie) Himes, Jason (Liz) Himes, 
Jennifer (Alex) Douglas, John Cummings and 
Nicole Cummings, and her ten great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by her husband Robert Himes whom she married 
February 27, 1957 and died January 12, 1996, 
her brothers Charlie, Tom and Harold McCauley 
and her sister Shelva Roth.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
on Tuesday, September 10th from 10:00 AM- 12:00 
PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A 
funeral service will immediately follow at noon 
at the funeral home.


Friday September 06, 2019

Anne M. Gyurek

May 23, 1929 - September 5, 2019


Obituary

WARREN- Anne M. Gyurek, age 90, passed away 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Cleveland 
Clinic Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.

Anne was born May 23, 1929 in Warren to the 
late Mike and Mary (Copa) Molnar. She grew up 
in Warren and graduated from Warren G. Harding 
High School. She participated in sports in high 
school.

Anne was a member of St. John’s Orthodox Church 
in Warren, where she was very active and 
president of the Sisterhood for many years. 
Anne loved bird watching, gardening, crafts, 
dancing, cooking, and spending time with her 
family.

She worked at General Electric for five years, 
and Packard Electric for 21 years.

She is survived by her three children, William 
Alan of Warren, Deborah (Todd) of Columbus, and 
Rebecca (William Moss, IV) of Columbus; six 
grandchildren, Billy, Chris, Elizabeth, 
Matthew, Nathaniel, and Jonathon; several 
nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents, Anne is preceded in death 
by her husband William L. Gyurek, whom she 
married May 2, 1953 in Warren; her brothers, 
Michael, John, Charlie, Andy, and George 
Molnar, and her sister Mary Ferko.

Friends may call 4-6PM Sunday at St. John the 
Baptist Orthodox Church, 2220 Reeves Rd. in 
Warren and one hour prior to the 11AM service 
on Monday, Fr. Jonathan Cholcher officiant. 
Interment will be next to her husband at 
Pineview Cemetery.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONTIONS MAY BE MADE TO ST. 
JOHNS OROTHODOX CHURCH.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Anne’s family.


Friday September 06, 2019

Lisa Ann Marinkovich

September 27, 1963 - September 4, 2019

Obituary

Warren- Lisa A. Marinkovich, age 55, passed 
away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her 
residence.

Lisa was born September 27, 1963 in Warren, 
Ohio. She was a 1981 graduate of Labrae High 
School. She worked for Vista Windows for over 
14 years.

Lisa enjoyed shopping and scary movies. She was 
very talented at sewing, cross stitch projects, 
and crocheting. Her family was very important 
to her.

Lisa is survived by her parents Pete and Linda 
Marinkovich, her children, Joey (Tanya) Ford, 
Michael McCauley, Brittany McCauley, and Amber 
Arnold; four grandchildren, Alayna Ford, Autumn 
Groth, Isla Groth, and Stella Ford; two 
sisters, Cindy (John) Miller and Sherri 
(Robert) Larkins, and a brother Donnie 
Marinkovich (Sherry Huffman).

Friends may call 5-7PM Sunday at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield 
Dr. NE in Warren.

 Funeral Service will be 10AM Monday at the 
funeral home with Rev. David Luther officiant. 
Interment in Champion Township Cemetery.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Lisa's family.


Friday September 06, 2019

Elywena B. Ludwig

MARCH 31, 1922 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 97)

East Palestine- Elywena B. Ludwig, 97, passed 
away early Friday morning, September 6, 2019 at 
Christian House Assisted Living in East 
Palestine.

Mrs. Ludwig was born March 31, 1922 in Chester, 
WV, a daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude 
Tams Russell and had lived in this area all of 
her life.

Elywena had been a finisher at the Homer 
Laughlin China.

Her husband Charles Ludwig, whom she married 
October 23, 1942, died November 10, 2004.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Rupert 
of Mineral, VA; her son, William (Heather) 
Ludwig of East Palestine; her daughter-in-law, 
Linda Ludwig; nine grandchildren, Mark (Olga) 
Ludwig, Brian (Annie) Ludwig, Jessica Ludwig, 
Brad (Erin) Ludwig, Emma Ludwig, Tara Blum,  
Kevin Ludwig, Tim (Vicky) Rupert, Mike (Amy) 
Rupert; and several great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death 
by her son, Gary Ludwig and a brother, Wayne 
Russell.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral, East Palestine.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm 
Monday, September 9, with Mr. Robert Helbeck 
officiating. Burial will follow in Glenview 
Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Elywena may be made to 
Community Hospice 4098 9th St. SW Canton, OH 
44707.

Sign the guest register and send condolences to 
the family at www.familycareservices.com

Friday September 06, 2019

Earl D. Haines Jr.

MAY 20, 1930 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 89)

Earl D. Haines Jr., age 89, of Marlboro, passed 
away Friday, September 6, 2019 at his home. 
Arrangements are pending at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.



Friday September 06, 2019

Donald B. Wilson

APRIL 15, 1933 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 86)


Donald B. Wilson, age 86, of Alliance, passed 
away Friday, September 6, 2019 at McCrea Manor 
Assisted Living Facility. Arrangements are 
pending at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home.


Friday September 06, 2019

John C. "Johnny" Berardi

August 16, 1952 - September 4, 2019

Obituary

John C. “Johnny” Berardi, 67, passed away 
Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded 
by his family.

Born August 16, 1952 in Salem, Johnny was the 
son of the late John and Esta (Burd) Berardi 
Jr.

Johnny worked for Berardi’s Truck Service, the 
family business, for over 40 years. For the 
last three years he worked at Niles Iron and 
Metal as a Crane Mechanic. Johnny not only 
loved his job, he spent a lot of time admiring 
the machinery at Cracker Plant in Pennsylvania.

Johnny worked hard and played hard and lived by 
the motto, “places to go, people to see, and 
things to do.” He was full of life and passion, 
with a fondness for boating, camping and 
fishing, especially his favorite hide away, T 
Lake in Canada.

Johnny is survived by his children; John 
(Peggy) Berardi, Tony (Pam) Berardi, Bryon 
(Ashley) Berardi, T.J. Beabout, and Brandy 
Berardi, his grandchildren; Kyle, Alyssa, 
Emerson, Riley, Amyia, Gavin, Arabella, Daniel, 
and Adelynn, his sisters; Rebecca Cooke, Kathy 
Landis, and Glory (Frank) Zamarelli, his 
brother; Angelo Berardi, and several nieces and 
nephews.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 3:00-
5:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 
8387 Tod Ave, in Boardman. A Memorial Service 
will follow at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.


Friday September 06, 2019

Doxie J. Damico

September 12, 1959 - September 5, 2019

Obituary

Doxie J. Damico, 59 of Austintown died early 
Thursday morning at Briarfield at Ashley 
Circle. Doxie was born September 12, 1959 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of Edmond D. and Delores 
“Dolly” (Garskie) Damico and was a lifelong 
area resident. She graduated in 1977 from 
Austintown Fitch High School where she played 
clarinet in the band. She earned a Bachelor’s 
Degree from Youngstown State University. 

Doxie had been a substitute teacher for several 
local schools and had also done the bulk 
mailing for Continental Communications/Ira 
Thomas for 10 years. Doxie had also given 
private clarinet lessons. 

She was an avid New York Yankees fan, and 
enjoyed bowling and photography. She was 
friends with several pro-bowlers and loved 
collecting different bowling memorabilia and 
was an avid baker.

 Doxie had entered her baked goods at the 
Canfield Fair since she was eight years old She 
also entered her counted cross-stitch and 
photography and had won numerous ribbons 

Besides her mother of Austintown, Doxie leaves 
her brother Edmond E. (Jeanette) Damico of 
Austintown; two aunts, Masako Garskie of 
Garfield Heights, Catherine D’Amico of Indiana, 
PA. 

She was preceded in death by her father, 
grandparents, Olga and Albert Stanton and 
Dongert and Mary Ann D’Amico three uncles, John 
and James Garskie, Albert D’Amico and her aunt 
and namesake, Doxie King.

 Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. 
until 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 
at 11:00 a.m. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests material tributes 
take the form of contributions to Angel's for 
Animals or the donor's favorite charity.


Friday September 06, 2019

Janice Lynn Bricker

December 10, 1952 - August 31, 2019

Obituary

JANICE LYNNE BRICKER
Age 66

Lake Milton- Janice Lynne Bricker passed away 
peacefully Saturday August 31, 2019 at the 
Windsor House at Canfield under the comforting 
care of Hospice. Janice was born December 10. 
1952 in Ravenna the daughter of Edward and 
Zelda Marie (Bryant) Bricker. 

She was employed at the Mahoning County Adult 
Services Company. Janice was a fan of both the 
Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns and 
Notre Dame Football. 

She enjoyed reading sports magazines, singing, 
music and watching television. Most of all 
Janice loved spending time with family and 
friends. 

She will be remembered for her beautiful heart 
and soul. She is survived by her brothers, 
Marshall (Barbara) Bricker of Sarasota, FL., 
William Bricker of North Port, FL. and several 
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death 
by her parents, brothers Robert and Randall and 
sister Karen McIe. 

The family would like to give special thanks to 
Ellen Kreidler and Judy Hammond for their 
friendship and endless support given to Janice. 

There are no services at this time for Janice. 
She will be buried at Highland Memorial Park in 
Sebring with her family.


Wednesday September 04, 2019

Jennie (Pietrzak "Pittsrock") Wilson

MARCH 21, 1939 ~ AUGUST 30, 2019 (AGE 80)

YOUNGSTOWN – Jennie (Pietrzak) “Pittsrock” 
Wilson, age 80, went home to be with the Lord 
on Friday, August 30, 2019.   She was born 
March 21, 1939 in Bellaire, the daughter of the 
late Andy and Alta Pietrzak. 

Jennie was a 1957 graduate of Salem High 
School. She married the love of her life, Paul 
Emery Wilson on June 7, 1958.  They were 
married over 58 years until Paul passed away on 
January 1, 2017. They fostered children for 
several years before adopting four of their 
own. She loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, and 
imparted that love to her children.  She was 
affectionately known as Nanny; the director of 
the nursery at Church at Charlotte, Charlotte, 
NC, for 30 years and invested in the lives of 
hundreds of children and parents over the years 
at her in-home daycare.  She was an excellent 
cook and expert baker; making and decorating 
cakes for weddings and birthdays. Everyone 
wanted a “Nanny cake”. Jennie touched so many 
lives and served so many people selflessly over 
her lifetime. She was an example of 
steadfastness, unconditional love, 
perseverance, patience and hard work.

She is survived by her brother, Mark Pietrzak 
of Salem; her children, Robert Wilson of 
Charlotte, NC; (Chip) and Kimberly Wilson Maye 
of Knoxville, TN; Michael Wilson of Southern 
California; and Tracy Wilson of Charlotte, NC; 
seven grandchildren and two great-
granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 
husband, sister, and one grandson.

Her life will be celebrated at a graveside 
service at Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Saturday, 
September 7, 2019 at 1:00 in Knoxville, TN. 

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Jennie’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Rhea Jane (Ellet) Huffman

JUNE 6, 1923 ~ SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 (AGE 96)


  Rhea Jane Ellett Huffman, age 96, of 
Alliance, passed away Sunday, September 1, 
2019, surrounded by her daughters at Alliance 
Community Care Center.

  She was born, June 6, 1923, in Alliance, Ohio 
to Glenn W. and Lottie G. (Hoppes) Ellett.

  Rhea was a 1941 graduate of Alliance High 
School. She was employed as the first female to 
work for Superior Dairy and also worked at the 
Alliance Auto Club and McCaskey Register. She 
retired from Deioma Trucking Company in 1985 
after 17 years of service. Previously she 
volunteered with the Red Cross and Alliance 
City Hospital.

  She was an 83 year member of the First 
Christian Church in Alliance: it’s Disciples of 
Christ, Crusader’s Sunday school class and 
church volunteer, and member of the American 
Legion Auxiliary No. 166 and Swinging Sixty’s 
Bowling League.

  Rhea was an avid walker, enjoyed exercising 
at the church and loved reading and especially 
spending time with her family and church 
family.

  Survivors include daughters, Pamela S. 
Kotzbacher and Patricia L. Johnson; four 
grandchildren, Robert Kotzbacher, Michael 
(Nikki) Kotzbacher, Danielle Johnson, and 
Dustin (Jessica) Johnson; and four great-
grandchildren, Mara Kotzbacher, Seth 
Kotzbacher, Noah Johnson and Cameron Johnson.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, Willard R. Huffman whom she married 
April 11, 1942, and who passed away April 12, 
1993; and sisters, Virginia Ellett in 1918 and 
Lois Anne Crist who passed away October 14, 
2009.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday the 
6th at First Christian Church with Sue DeHoff 
officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. 
Interment will be held at Highland Memorial 
Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made in Rhea’s 
memory to the First Christian Church of 
Alliance 1141 W. Beech St. Alliance, OH 44601.

  Rhea’s family wishes to thank Sheila and Tim 
Pendleton at The Haven and the staff at 
Community Care for their excellent care.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Alan R. Johnson

March 6, 1984 - August 24, 2019

Obituary

YOUNGSTOWN-Alan R. Johnson, 35, passed away 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his residence. 
Alan was born March 6, 1984, the son of Richard 
and Jennifer Johnson. 

Alan was involved in Facility Automation 
Solutions with C.C.G. He was a 2002 graduate of 
Poland Seminary High School and graduated from 
ITT-Technical Institute with a degree in 
Information Technology. Alan loved music and 
played the drums and guitar with an unsurpassed 
ear for harmonies. 

Alan is survived by family members, Rick and 
Jan Johnson of Columbiana; Jennifer and Carl 
Dutch of Anchorage, AK; Tamara L. Johnson; 
Elias Stewart and Clara Stewart all of 
Austintown; Michael Fonce, a friend of the 
family and a tribe of local musicians, all 
fortunate enough to have worked with him. There 
will be a Celebration of Life for Alan from 2-4 
p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

 Memorial contributions may be given to the 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 
or call (888) 333-2377.


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Lauretta D. Myers

March 13, 1954 - August 31, 2019


Obituary

Lauretta D. Myers, 65, of Cortland passed away 
at her daughter’s home on August 31, 2019 after 
a courageous battle with cancer. Lauretta was 
born on March 13, 1954 in Warren, OH to George 
& Vera (Allen) Myers.

Lauretta work in the craft department at 
Walmart for many years. However, she was not 
all work. She was always up for a game of Bingo 
or cards, and she was content to sit and read 
or do puzzles. She enjoyed being outside and 
loved fishing. However, her greatest passion 
was having her children and grandchildren 
together and being together as a family.

Cremation has taken place, and private services 
will be held.

Lauretta is survived by her children Harry 
Miller, Nora (James) Hixson, Raymond Miller and 
Viola Miller; her grandchildren: Jessey Hixson, 
Ryan Hixson, Marriana Miller, Hayley Kuntz and 
Francesca Miller; her great-grandchildren: 
Mackenzie & Ryan Jr. Hixson and her sisters 
Betty Fridley and Karen Jackson. Lauretta was 
preceded in death by her parents, her brother 
Bobby Myers and sister Donna Furbee.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Cancer Society.


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Ruth Elinor Gatrell

OCTOBER 23, 1932 ~ SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (AGE 86)


  Ruth Elinor Gatrell, age 86, passed away on 
Monday, September 2nd, 2019, surrounded by her 
family.  

  Ruth was born on October 23rd, 1932, in 
Youngstown, Ohio, and was raised by her father 
John Harris.

  She graduated from Jackson-Milton High School 
on May 25th, 1951. She married the love of her 
life, Russell Gatrell on September 8th, 1951. 
Russ and Ruth had four children, Susan (Randy) 
Markham, Barbara (Greg) Sivert, Gary (Bernice) 
Gatrell and Greg Gatrell. 

  Everyone familiar with Ruth knew her to be a 
very loving mother, grandmother, great- 
grandmother and friend. Her proudest 
accomplishment in addition to her family, was 
the founding of Cutty's Sunset Camping Resort 
in Marlboro. Starting with almost nothing, Ruth 
worked alongside her husband and children from 
1971 to 2016 to grow and develop the family 
business, which became a popular vacation 
destination and beloved home to many people 
throughout the years.

  Ruth was a long-time member of the Marlboro 
Christian Church. Her affiliations include 
Tadmor Shriners, Alliance Ladies Shrine, 
Eastern Star and BPO Elks. 

  Survivors include her children; 
grandchildren, Paul, Jackie, Chrissy, Scott, 
Jennifer, Sarah, Michael and Ryan; great-
grandchildren, Alissa, Emma, Kiersten, Addison, 
Heaven, Dakota, Seth, Lauren, Levi, Owen and 
Ciara; and her sister, Marline (Quentin) 
Cormell. 

  She was preceded in death by her husband in 
2018 and her parents.

  Services will be held at Marlboro Christian 
Church on Friday, September 6th at 11 a.m. with 
Pastor Ed Harnish officiating. Friends may call 
on Thursday, September 5th from 6 to 8 p.m. and 
one hour prior to the service on Friday at 
Marlboro Christian Church, 9383 Edison St. 
N.E., Alliance, OH. Interment will be at 
Marlboro Cemetery. 

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State St., Alliance, 
OH 44601. 

  The family would like to thank Alliance 
Community Care Center and Hospice for their 
excellent assistance. 

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Lowell Edward Nichols

FEBRUARY 26, 1936 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 83)

   Lowell Edward Nichols, age 83, of Canton, 
and formerly of Alliance, passed away Saturday 
August 31, 2019 at Country Lawn Health Care 
Center in Navarre.

  He was born February 26, 1936, in Summerfield 
Twp., Michigan to Elvin H. and Beryl I. (Cox) 
Nichols.

 A 1956 graduate of Tecumseh High School, 
Tecumseh, Michigan, Lowell attended one year at 
Cleveland Bible College, now Malone University.

  He was a self-employed typewriter repairman 
at Nichols Typewriter Clinic from 1967 until 
1990, before working as a Security Guard for 16 
years.

   A former member of both the Alliance and 
Atwater Church of the Nazarene, he was later a 
member of the Canton First Church of the 
Nazarene.

  Lowell loved woodworking, making children’s 
toys, helping others, and spending time with 
his family.

  Survivors include his sons, Rev. Lynn (Penny) 
Nichols of Fort Worth, TX, and Gary (Beth) 
Nichols of Jackson Twp., OH.; daughters, Connie 
(Ron) Flack of Canton, and Chris (Rev. Robert) 
Merki of Thurmont, MD; brothers, Carrol (Jane) 
Nichols of  Traverse City, MI, and Billy 
(Lorraine) Nichols, of Phoenix, AZ; 12 
grandchildren, Melissa Craig, Andrea Wetherald, 
Aimee Juarez, Peggy Eden, Adam Nichols, 
Johnathan Nichols, Alyse Flack-Brown, Trevor 
Nichols, Travis Nichols, Jacquelyn Merki-
Butler, Jonathan Merki, and Alexandra Merki; 
and eight great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his 
wife, Thelma Irene Nichols whom he married 
February 17, 1957, and who died February 19, 
2010; brother, Channing; and sister, June 
Clark.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, 
September 9, 2019 at the Canton First Church of 
the Nazarene, 522 30th St. NW Canton, OH 44709, 
co-officiated by Pastor’s Lynn Nichols and 
Robert Merki.

  Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at 
the church.

  Services will also be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Rollin 
Friends Church, 16896 Rome Rd., Addison, MI 
49220.

   Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at 
the church.

  Interment will follow at Lenawee Hills 
Memorial Park, in Adrian, MI.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to 
Alzheimer’s Association, 408 9th St SW Suite 
3400, Canton, OH 44707.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Antoinette "Tanny" M. Cannell

FEBRUARY 15, 1932 ~ SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (AGE 87)


SALEM – Antoinette “Tanny” M. Cannell, age 87 
died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2019 at 
her home. She was born February 15, 1932 in 
Austintown, the daughter of the late John and 
Anna (Sinchak) Ledinko.

Tanny was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, 
a 1950 graduate of Fitch High School where she 
was valedictorian. She enjoyed singing, 
dancing, art, reading and writing poetry. Tanny 
loved her cats.

Survivors include her husband, John M. Cannell 
whom she married July 7, 1956; a son, Mark J. 
(Angie) Cannell of Mt. Airy, NC; a daughter, 
Pia M. Cannell of King, NC; a sister, Florence 
Connors of Austintown; and five grandchildren.

Besides her parents, a son, John M. Cannell Jr. 
and a brother, Edward Ledinko also preceded her 
in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 
September 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul 
Catholic Church. Calling hours will be held 
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 
at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at 
Resurrection Cemetery in Youngstown.

The family wishes to give a special thank you 
to All Caring Hospice, Easterseals of Mahoning, 
Trumbull and Columbiana Counties and the 
Salvation Army of Salem.

Tanny’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday September 02, 2019

Pauline G. (Amon) Martin

SEPTEMBER 18, 1925 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 93)

Pauline G. (Amon) Martin, 93, of Beloit, OH, 
passed away at Crandall Medical Center on 
August 31, 2019.

  She was born in Kensington, OH on September 
18th, 1925, to Wilbur and Reta (Poe) Amon.

  Pauline was a member of Middle Sandy 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Homeworth.  
She was also a member of the Alliance Senior 
Center and the Senior Bowling League.  She 
enjoyed playing cards and going out to eat with 
her family.

  She is survived by her daughters, Darlene 
Martin of Beloit, and Arlene (Ray) Courtney of 
Homeworth; sister,  Shirley Carman of Sebring; 
sister-in-law, Lucille Maurer of Louisville; 
grandsons, Michael (Traci) Courtney, Matt 
Courtney, Brian (Katie) Martin, and Dan Martin; 
great-granchildren, Austin Courtney, Alex 
Courtney,  Klayten Courtney, Brandon Martin, 
Dustin Martin and Payton Martin; and several 
nieces and nephews.

  Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband,  Paul L. Martin whom she married on 
June 28, 1946 and who passed away June 29, 
1992; son, Roger Martin; brother, Richard Amon; 
sisters, Mary Viola Amon and Donna Polen; and 
sister-in-law, Barbara Amon.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 
September 5th at Middle Sandy Evangelical 
Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tom Sawyer 
officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior 
to the service.  Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 
Market St. Boardman, OH 44512 or Middle Sandy 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church 4306 Homeworth 
Rd. Homeworth, OH 44634.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601.


Monday September 02, 2019

Joyce Ann (Grant) Mehl

OCTOBER 9, 1938 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 80)

  Joyce Ann (Grant) Mehl, 80, of Alliance, 
passed away at Altercare of Alliance on August 
31, 2019.

  She was born in Alliance on October 9th, 
1938, to Henry and Elizabeth (Marsh) Grant.

  Joyce was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Alliance, where she also 
taught Sunday School.  She was a member of the 
Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Horsemans 
Club, the Jokerettes Card Club and was a Girl 
Scout leader.

  She is survived by her husband, Bill Mehl, 
whom she married on March 10th, 1957; children, 
Kathy (John) Milan of Alliance, Jim (Trudy) 
Mehl of Alliance, and Maribeth (Gary) Walker of 
Minerva;  grandchildren, Beth (Greg) Mueller, 
Jeremy Walker, Joshua (Anna) Walker, Anson 
(Christene) Walker, Austin (Jill) Mehl, and 
Emily Mehl; great-granchildren, Ally, Katy, 
Owen, Corine, Alan, Mehlody, Rosaly, Emily, 
Natilee, and Carson; sister, Barbara Jean 
Barrick of Sewickley, PA; several nieces and 
nephews; and her dog, Molly.

  Joyce was preceded in death by her parents 
and her sister, Edythe Jayne Grant.

  Per Joyce’s wishes a private family service 
will be held.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman 
Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State Street, 
Alliance, OH 44601, or to a charity of the 
donor’s choice.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Sunday September 01, 2019

Rodney Keith Sawman

NOVEMBER 20, 1969 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 49)

Carrollton- Rodney Keith Sawman, 49, died 
August 31, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.

Rodney was born November 20, 1969 in Mansfield, 
 MI, a son of Dennis and Sheri Sawman.

Rodney was a 1988 graduate of Salem High 
School.  For the last six years he was working 
as a crude driver at Marathon. Some of his 
favorite past-times were spending time with his 
two children, 4 wheeling, and tinkering in the 
garage.    He was a member at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church in Salem.

Rodney  is survived by one daughter, Melissa ( 
Cameron) Brinker; one son, Adam Sawman; his 
father, Dennis (Jane) Sawman; two brothers, 
Danny (Vicky) Sawman and David (Cindy) Sawman; 
nieces, Vennesa, Danica, and Sarah; and a 
nephew, Jacob.  He also leaves his beloved dog, 
Roscoe.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheri 
Sawman.

 

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, 
September 3, 2019  from 5-8 PM and Wednesday, 
September 4, 2019  from 11AM -12,Noon at Stark 
Memorial.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12, 
Noon at the funeral home, with Pastor Ted 
Ludwig with Everyone’s Welcome Church 
officiating.   A memorial luncheon will follow 
at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.

To view Rodney’s obituary or to send 
condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Sunday September 01, 2019

Woodrow "Woodie" W. Harris

August 7, 1944 - August 30, 2019

Obituary

Woodrow “Woodie” Harris, 75, passed away 
surrounded by his family on August 30, 2019. 
Woodie was born on August 7, 1944 in Buckhanon, 
WV the son of Martin & Lucetia (Butcher) 
Harris.

On October 19, 1964 he was united in marriage 
to the former Marilyn Gearhart who survives.

Woodie spent his career working transportation 
for Copperweld Steel; retiring after 34 years 
of dedicated service. He was also a longtime 
member of the Cortland Masonic Lodge 529.

When Woodie wasn’t working, he was strumming 
his guitar. He spent many years as the lead 
musician for the band Woodie Harris and The 
Mountaineers and later the Woodie Harris Show. 
A talented musician, he passed his love of 
music onto his family and their band Ringtail.

Visitation for Woodie will be held on Wednesday 
September 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
Cortland where a Masonic ceremony will be held 
at 11:45 a.m. with the funeral service 
immediately following at 12:00 p.m.

Besides his wife of 54 years, Woodie is 
survived by his children Ray (Lori) Harris and 
Brenda (Trevor Coulter) Harris; his 
granddaughter Kathy Harris; his niece Sandy 
(Darrell) Wolcott; his brother Matthew Canter 
and sister Margaret “Toby” Lanhem as well as 
many other relatives. Woodie was preceded in 
death by his parents, his sister Jerri Lloyd 
and his brother Marcus Canter.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the 
Ohio Living Hospice Staff for their love, care 
and support during the last two years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Ohio Living Hospice.


Sunday September 01, 2019

Robert A. Hughes

April 19, 1940 - August 31, 2019


Obituary

Funeral service with full military honors will 
be held at 10 AM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for 
Robert A. Hughes, 79, of Lake Milton who passed 
away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home. 

Bob was born April 19, 1940 in Youngstown, the 
son of Alex and Ida Rosalie (Brown) Hughes. He 
was a lifelong area resident, a graduate of 
Springfield Local Schools, class of 1958 and 
had attended Youngstown State University. Bob 
retired in 2002 from the Edward J. DeBartolo 
Corp. as an Electrical Engineer. As a Navy 
Veteran, serving during the Vietnam era, Bob 
was very active in many veteran organizations.

 He was a member of the American Legion Post 
737 of Lake Milton, where he held many 
positions, the VFW Post 2799 of New 
Springfield, the AMVETS post 112 of Newton 
Fall, and the Voyager post 40 and 8 where he 
was Chef-De-Gare, and the Army Navy Garrison 
Post 271 where he served as commander. Bob was 
also the Assistant Sgt. of Arms for the 
Department of Ohio American Legion, the 
commander of the 9th District of the American 
Legion, and had served as the Mayor Craig 
Beach, serving from 1984 to 1988 and again 1992 
to 1996. Bob leaves his wife the former Maryann 
MacKendrick, whom he married August 10, 1963, 
three children, Brian (Diana) Hughes of Newton 
Falls, Michael (Jessie) Hughes of Austintown, 
and Laurie Hughes of Lake Milton, five 
grandchildren, Alexandria, Michael, Mason Kenny 
and Trevor, two great grandchildren Nevaeh and 
Marc, as well as one sister Sandra McDevitt of 
South Carolina, and one brother Jerry Hughes. 

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Friday, 
September 6, and again Saturday, September 7 
from 9 to 10 AM at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel where the services will begin 
at 10 AM. Burial with Full Military Honors will 
take place at Ohio Wester Reserve National 
Cemetery.

 Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Sunday September 01, 2019

Paul J. Kollat
July 31, 1927 - August 31, 2019

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Paul J. Kollat Sr, 92 years old, passed away 
Saturday, August 31, 2019. Paul was born July 
31, 1927 in Youngstown, a son of Frank and 
Julia (Lengyel) Kollat. He was a 1945 graduate 
of Chaney High School, and served in the US Air 
Force from 1945-1948 as an air traffic 
controller. Paul retired as a Senior Estimator 
from General Fireproofing Equipment where he 
worked for over 36 years.

Paul married the love of his life, Eleanor Teno 
on October 4, 1952. Along with his wife, he 
will lovingingly be remembered by his 4 
children, Mark (Mary Jo) of Canfield, Brian 
(Christine) of Kent, Paul (Janeen) of Aurora, 
and Lynore of Gainesville, Florida. He also 
leaves 8 grandchildren and 5 great 
grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his 
3 brothers, Frank, Zoltan, & Tabor. Along with 
his 3 sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Louise 
Irene.

Paul was devoted to his family, his wife, 
children, and grandchildren. He will be 
remembered for his love of gardening, working 
with his hands, & traveling. One of his simple 
pleasures was spending time outdoors with his 
family.

Friends may call from Noon until 1 PM 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel where services 
will begin at 1 PM.

Saturday August 31, 2019

Randall H. Smith Jr.

December 8, 1949 - August 30, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services celebrating the life of 
Randall H. Smith Jr., 69, will be held at 6 PM 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Lane Funeral 
Home Austintown Chapel. 

Randy passed away early Friday morning, August 
30, at hospice house. He was born December 8, 
1949 in Youngstown, the son of Randall H. Sr. 
and Mary Jane (Carson) Smith.

 Randy was a 1968 graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School and served in the U.S. Army in 
Vietnam.

 After his service in Vietnam Randy worked for 
General Motors Lordstown until his retirement 
in 2002. He was a collector, an outdoors man 
and gun enthusiast. His hobbies included 
hunting, fishing and motorcycles.

 Randy leaves his wife of 32 years the former 
Terri (Crum) Brogan-Smith, two sons, Justin and 
Adam Smith both of California, a step-daughter 
Jessica Bolen of Youngstown, a step-son Joel 
Brogan of Indiana, one brother, Bob (Marti) 
Smith of Austintown, as well as nine 
grandchildren. Randy was preceded in death by 
his parents.

 Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM Thursday at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where 
services will begin at 6 PM.


Saturday August 31, 2019

Edward A. Botsko

SEPTEMBER 30, 1930 ~ AUGUST 30, 2019 (AGE 88)

Columbiana – Edward A. Botsko, 88, of 
Columbiana, died, Friday, August 30, 2019 at 
Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center.

He was born, September 30, 1930 in New 
Springfield, a son of the late Steve and Mary 
Uhlar Botsko.

Edward was a member of the Kingdom Hall of 
Jehovah’s Witnesses and worked as Farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary 
Virginia Botsko, whom he married November 13, 
1954, she died, August 11, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, 
Mary Sobnosky and Helen Knizat and five 
brothers, Steve Botsko, Jr., Mike Botsko, Nick 
Botsko, Peter Botsko and William Botsko.

Friends may call at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Wednesday, September4, 2019.

Burial will be in Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall 
of Jehovah's Witnesses, East Palestine, with 
Mr. William Crabill officiating.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com


Friday August 30, 2019

Martha (Lutz) Unger

JANUARY 16, 1928 ~ MARCH 17, 2016 (AGE 88)

  Martha (Lutz) Unger, age 88, of Sebring, 
passed away March 17, 2016, at Copeland Oaks. 
 Born January 16, 1928, in Saltsburg, 
Pennsylvania, she is survived by her husband of 
67 years, Charles T. Unger of Sebring, Ohio. 

 Her children are James W. (Bobbie) of Stone 
Mountain, Georgia, and John T. (Kathy) of 
Houston, Texas, and she was grandmother to four 
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers and 
is survived by her sister, Emily Hennen; and 
nieces and nephews. 

Martha was a graduate of Mount Union College 
and after seeing her two sons through high 
school, continued her career as a special 
education teacher in Canton, Ohio for more than 
twenty years. She enjoyed gardening, and was 
good at needlepoint, sewing and painting.

 Martha enjoyed traveling with her husband and 
has visited much of the U.S. and particularly 
enjoyed three trips to Scotland. She was active 
at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alliance. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., 
Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Trinity Episcopal 
Church 1200 S. Union Ave., in Alliance. 

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the 
service at the church. Arrangements are by 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.


Friday August 30, 2019

Jay Walters

JULY 1, 1938 ~ AUGUST 29, 2019 (AGE 81)


Leetonia – Jay Walters, 81, of Leetonia, died, 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman of Pneumonia.

He was born, July 1, 1938 in Clarkson, a son of 
the late Harry Dean and Myrtle Mae Pike 
Walters.

Jay served in the U.S. Army and worked as an 
assembler with NRM and Taylor Winfield. He was 
a member of the Horseman’s Association, the 
Salem Hunting Club and the Leetonia Lodge #401. 
Jay enjoyed boating, riding horses and his 
motorcycle as well as flying radio-controlled 
airplanes and helicopters. Throughout his life 
he enjoyed working with his hands and was 
skilled craftsman. Jay truly enjoyed and 
cherished his weekly Barnes and Noble coffee 
trip with his son.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gayle 
Louise Garwood, whom he married, February 16, 
1963; a son Todd (Sharon) Walters of Leetonia; 
a sister, Kay Crook of East Fairfield; a 
brother, Larry Walters of Columbiana; a 
daughter in law, Lucia Boscolo of Italy and a 
grandson Quinton Walters of Leetonia.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents and a 
son Timothy A. Walters, October 30, 1987.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana with Pastor 
Debra Quillen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and one hour 
prior to the funeral on Wednesday, at the 
funeral home.

Burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial 
Gardens, New Waterford.

Memorial Donations can be made to The Hope 
Center for Cancer Care, 835 Southwestern Run, 
Youngstown, OH 44514.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com

Donations may be made to:

The Hope Center for Cancer
835 Southwestern Run, Youngstown OH 44514


Wednesday August 28, 2019

Obituary
Private services were held for Ronald Samuel 
Hall, 84 who passed away Tuesday evening, 
August 27, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He 
was born February 14, 1935 in Youngstown the 
son of Samuel and Hazel (Brown) Hall and was a 
lifelong area resident. Ron attended South High 
School and served in the National Guard. He 
retired in 1999 from Federal Wholesale where he 
worked in the warehouse and in maintenance. 
Prior to that, Ron worked for Huggins SOHIO. He 
was a member of the Teamsters Local 377. Ron 
enjoyed talking on his CB radio under the 
handle “Cricket”. He was also an avid and loyal 
Cleveland Browns and Indians fan, as well as a 
proud supporter of President Donald Trump. Ron 
leaves his wife the former Judy Shood, whom he 
married September 17, 1960. He also leaves 
three children, Timothy Alan Hall of 
Austintown, Barbara Ann (Michael) Maravola of 
Hillsville, PA, and Ryan Matthew (Jamie) Hall 
of Austintown, five grandchildren, Alexis, 
Ciara, Michael, Elizabeth, and Brooklyn, one 
sister, LaVern Prokop of Boardman and two 
nephews, David and Rick Prokop. Besides his 
parents Ron was preceded in death by a 
granddaughter, Melissa. Following Ron’s wishes, 
there are no calling hours and services were 
private. In lieu of flowers Ron’s wishes were 
that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior 
Project Donor Care Center, PO Box 758533 
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8533 in his memory. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral 
Home Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Obituary
David D. Beatty Sr., 74, passed away Tuesday, 
August 27, 2019.

David was born January 31, 1945 in Youngstown, 
the son of G. Wayne and Elma Mae (Jones) 
Beatty.

David was a 1963 graduate of Woodrow Wilson. He 
worked for General Motors as an assembler, 
where he retired after 27 years of service. He 
was a member of Western Reserve Amateur Radio 
Club. He loved motorcycles and ham radio; his 
call sign was KC8WY.

He will be remembered by his wife, Elizabeth S. 
Beatty (Cox), whom he married April 17, 2000; 
his sons David D. Beatty Jr. of Berlin Center 
and Dennis D. Beatty of Austintown; his step 
daughters Jackie (Ryan) Grissett of North 
Carolina, Randee (Steve) Graham of Boardman, 
and Brooke (CJ) Brink of Salem; his sister 
Carole (Henry) Socha of Youngstown; his 
grandchildren David A. and Brittney Beatty, 
Elise, Ethan and Adlee Grissett, Vanessa, 
Jasmine, Rocky, Jackson, and Dean Graham, 
Caden, Tyler and Landon Brink. Besides his 
parents, he was preceded in death by his 
brother Herbert Beatty and sister Gail Yvonne 
(Beatty) Treharn. Private graveside services 
will take place at a later date.

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Joan Beverly Shoop

DECEMBER 7, 1925 ~ AUGUST 28, 2019 (AGE 93)

SALEM – Joan Beverly Shoop, age 93 went to her 
heavenly home at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 
28, 2019 at her home. She was born December 7, 
1925 in Canton, the daughter of the late 
Raymond G. and Helen (Paar) Sherrick. Joan was 
raised by uncle and aunt, the late Walter and 
Gertrude Smith.

She was a homemaker and retired childcare 
provider. Joan was a member of Calvary Baptist 
Church of Salem. She was active in the former 
Photography Club of Salem, Salem Historical 
Society, Salem Bird Club, League of Women 
Voters. Joan was also a member of Church Women 
United and the Goldenheirs of Old North Church 
in Canfield. Joan earned a bachelor’s degree in 
English Journalism at Rollins College in Winter 
Haven, Florida.

Her husband, Donald C. Shoop whom she married 
September 17, 1948 preceded her in death May 7, 
2003.

Survivors include two sons, Richard A. (Kelli) 
Shoop of Centerburg and Kenneth F. (Robbie) 
Shoop of Lake Zurich, IL; two daughters, Linda 
D. Reynolds of Lisbon and Bekki Dailey of 
Girard; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren and three great great-
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, aunt and uncle and 
husband, an infant daughter, Alyssa Shoop and a 
grandson, Charles L. Bailey also preceded her 
in death.

A funeral service will be held at 12:45 p.m. 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Bob Andrews officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary 
Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Rd., Salem, OH 
44460.

Joan’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Calvary Baptist Church
1779 Depot Rd., Salem OH 44460


Wednesday August 28, 2019

Gerald A. Severance II

MAY 4, 1947 ~ AUGUST 27, 2019 (AGE 72)

  Gerald A. Severance II, age 72, of Alliance, 
passed away Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019 at 
his home.

  He was born May 4, 1947, in Alliance, Ohio to 
Gerald A. and Dorothy (Gfeller) Severance and 
resided most of his life in Alliance.

  Gerald was a graduate of Alliance High School 
and formerly worked at Robertson Industry in 
Canton and Handy & Harmon Automotive in Dover, 
Ohio. He was also an EMT wheelchair van driver.

  He was a member of the Louisville Eagles, and 
Alliance Dante Club.

  Gerald served his country in the United 
States Navy during the Vietnam Era on the USS 
Enterprise.

  Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Daniels) 
Severance whom he married August 9, 1969; son, 
David (Len) Severance of Alliance; two 
daughters, Brenda Jayne (John) Morrow of 
Reidsville, North Carolina and Brandy Jerilyn 
(Rick) Peloso of Alliance, and 11 grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, Gerald was 
preceded in death by his son, Robert Wayne 
Severance.

  A memorial service will be held at Noon, 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Neal Mann 
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 
the service.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary
Lucille R. Redmond, 96 of Niles passed away 
peacefully on Sunday evening, August 25, 2019. 
She was surrounded by loving family at St. 
Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born March 12, 
1923 in Niles, the daughter of the late Thomas 
and Maria Vincenza Ciletti. She was a lifetime 
Trumbull county resident.

Lucille was a 1941 graduate of Niles McKinley 
High School. She worked in food service with 
the Warren City Schools for 25 years and was 
manager of the cafeteria food service at West 
Junior High School, retiring in 1985.

Lucille was a longtime member of Our Lady of 
Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, where she 
enjoyed making cheese puffs for the annual Mt. 
Carmel festival. She was an avid Cleveland 
Indians and Browns fan, enjoyed playing cards 
with her friends and traveling, especially to 
Arizona and South Florida.

Lucille is survived by two sons, James Thomas 
Redmond of Winston, Oregon and Richard Dean 
(Luci Anna) Redmond of Cave Creek, Ariz.; five 
grandchildren, Richard, Bryce, Kathryn, David 
and Alessandra; one sister, Patricia DiEugenio 
of Tempe, Ariz.; a special cousin, Delores of 
Niles; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; 
many great nieces and nephews and many good 
friends.

Her husband of nearly 55 years, Thomas J. 
Redmond, whom she married September 12, 1942 
preceded her in death in 1997. Three sisters, 
Elvira Ciletti, Mary Krueger and Jane Ciletti 
and two brothers, Ralph J. Ciletti and Thomas 
Ciletti Jr. have also preceded in death.

The funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at Our 
Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles with Father 
John Michael Lavelle celebrating the Mass. The 
family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 
a.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Home 
on Robbins Ave. in Niles. Burial will be at All 
Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast 
Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown,OH 
44504. Online condolences may be made to the 
family and the obituary viewed at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 for Selina Rose 
Wagner, 96, who passed away peacefully on 
Monday, August 26, at Hospice House. 

Selina was born August 22, 1923 in Youngstown, 
the daughter of Glenn and Rose (Herman) 
Hetherington. 

She was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School Class of 1941. Selina was a home maker, 
a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great 
grandmother. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family, 
working crossword puzzles and crocheting. Her 
husband Robert L. Wagner, whom she married 
April 26, 1943, passed away April 17, 2007. 

Selina leaves two daughters, Patricia Cameron 
of Green, OH, and Suzanne Wagner of Austintown, 
four grandchildren, Kristin (Curtis) Meder of 
Green, Karen (Ramazan) Arkan of Antalya, 
Turkey, Joshua (Amy) Cameron of Mogadore, and 
Sharon (Rob) Tittl of Akron, 10 great 
grandchildren, Alayna, Luke, and Lexi Meder of 
Green, Joshua and Levi Arkan of Turkey, Zeke, 
Eden, and Ember Cameron of Mogadore, and Arthur 
and Vanessa Tittl of Akron. 

She also leaves one sister Arlene Moore of 
Austintown and one sister-in-law Ada Dunmire of 
Austintown as well as several nieces and 
nephews. 

Besides her parents and husband, Selina was 
preceded in death by a brother John 
Hetherington. 

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Thursday at 
the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel where 
services will begin at 11 AM


Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary

A memorial service celebrating the life of 
Christopher Wayne McGuire will be held at 6 PM 
Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel.

 Chris passed away Friday August 16, 2019 at 
his home in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 60. He 
was born April 13, 1959 in Hubbard, Ohio the 
son of the late Robert McGuire and Harriet L. 
(Irwin) McGuire. 

He worked in the warehouse at Central Plumbing 
Supply in Arizona. Chris was an avid sports fan 
and loved to spend time with his dog Snowflake. 

Chris leaves his mother Lee of Austintown, two 
brothers, Terry McGuire of Girard and Danny 
(Tonya) McGuire of Austintown and one sister 
Traci (Paul) Ritenour of Canfield as well as 
several nieces, nephews, and friends who will 
miss him. Chris was preceded in death by his 
father Robert. 

Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM Thursday at the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where 
services will begin at 6 PM.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests 
donation be made to Hospice of the Valley in 
Chris’ name.


Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary

William M. Allen, 73, passed away at his home 
in Cortland on August 18, 2019. Bill was born 
on August 31, 1945 in Warren to Maxwell & Ruth 
Bailey Allen. He was a lifelong resident of the 
area.

After proudly serving his country in the US 
Navy during the Vietnam War, Bill settled into 
his career at Packard Electric retiring after 
35 years.

On October 28, 1967, Bill was united in 
marriage to the former Suzanne Teubner who 
survives.

Bill was a talented woodworker, and was known 
for his many handcrafted bowls. He also loved 
to be outside tending to his yard and gardens.
Cremation has taken place and private services 
will be held.

Besides by his wife of 51 years, Bill is 
survived by his children, Christopher (Tamara), 
William (Toni) Jr., and Shelley Allen; his 
grandchildren Bradley, Alex, Audrey, Brenden 
and Jia; and his brother James (Marcia) Allen 
as well as many other relatives. He was 
preceded in death by his parents and his sister 
Judy Phelps.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of 
the Valley. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences 
for the family.


Tuesday August 27, 2019

John L. Brothers

FEBRUARY 1, 1948 ~ AUGUST 26, 2019 (AGE 71)

SALEM – John L. Brothers, age 71, died at 10:07 
a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Circle of 
Care – Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born 
February 1, 1948 in Alliance, the son of the 
late Marion and Ruth (Elton) Brothers.

John was a signal maintainer for Conrail 
Railroad for 20 years. He was a graduate of 
Minerva High School and received his bachelor’s 
degree in electrical engineering from Kent 
State University. John was an avid golfer and 
card player, a member of Salem Hills Country 
Club, Sebring Country Club and Brotherhood of 
Railroad Signalman.  He owned multiple rental 
properties in the area and helped many families 
in need.  He was loved by many and will be 
remembered for his positive outlook and 
friendliness.

He served in the United States Navy during the 
Vietnam War.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, 
Miyoko (Asahi) Brothers whom he married May 8, 
1970; two sons, Daniel Brothers of Salem and 
Dr. Andrew (Dr. Mina Hah) Brothers of Davis, 
CA; two sisters, Kaye Thomas of Oklahoma City, 
OK and Susie Boylan of Carrollton; two half-
brothers, Gary Curtin of Dalton, GA and Richard 
Handwork of Duluth, GA and two grandchildren, 
Juna and Benjamin Brothers.

Besides his parents, a sister, Janet Panezott 
also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 30, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Chaplin Denise Lewis officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Friday at the 
funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by 
Salem Honor Guard at the cemetery.

John’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday August 26, 2019

Patricia Ann Moore
NOVEMBER 26, 1941 ~ AUGUST 24, 2019 (AGE 77)

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Monday August 26, 2019

Cecil Allan Chamberlain

JANUARY 3, 1950 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 69)

SALEM – Cecil Allan Chamberlain, age 69 of 
Carlsbad, California and Salem, passed away on 
Monday, August 19, 2019. Cecil will be 
remembered for his kindness, generosity, and 
positive outlook. He was born January 3, 1950 
in Salem to Floyd Chamberlain and Betty Jean 
(Billups) Greathouse.

A 1969 graduate of Salem High School and former 
teacher there, Cecil moved to California in 
1978 where he worked in instructional design, 
retiring as a Senior Project Manager at Hitachi 
Data Systems. He was a proud alumnus of Kent 
State and Bowling Green. Over the last five 
years, Cecil and his wife took great joy in 
restoring an 1826 farmhouse on Cleveland 
Street, their part-time residence.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Roberta 
“Robbie” (Fornesi) Chamberlain; a son, Jack 
Robert Chamberlain of Carlsbad; a daughter, 
Abbey Chamberlain Brach of Los Angeles; a son-
in-law, Jared Brach; granddaughter, Nola Jean 
Brach; two brothers, Robert Chamberlain of Palm 
Desert, California and Thomas Chamberlain of 
Brunswick, Maine.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Mary Lynn 
“Mitzy” Whitcomb preceded him in death.

Remembrances and condolences would be 
appreciated by email to his son at 
jackrobertc@gmail.com.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Cecil’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday August 26, 2019

CAROLYN'S OBITUARY
Carolyn Hamilton, 70, of Lexington, SC. 
(formerly of the area) died at 11:08 AM 
Saturday, August 24, 2019, at her home.
 
Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem

Monday August 26, 2019

RICHARD'S OBITUARY
Richard Lee Begalla, 62, of Salem, died at 9:23 
p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Salem West 
Healthcare Center. Arrangements are pending at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services.

Monday August 26, 2019

CORINNE'S OBITUARY
Corinne F. (Bowman) Davis  73, of Salem, died 
at 1:05 AM Sunday, August 25, 2019 at her home 
following a lengthy illness. 

Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, salem

Monday August 26, 2019

Richard C. Macek

JULY 10, 1934 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 85)


East Palestine – Richard C. Macek, 85, of East 
Palestine, died at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, August 
21, 2019 at the Christian House Assisted Living 
with his family at his side.

Mr. Macek was born July 10, 1934 in East 
Palestine, a son of the late Albert C. and 
Catherine M. Ancil Macek and had lived in this 
area all of his life.  He served in the U. S. 
Army Corp. of Engineers during the Korean War.

He was employed at the former L. W. Nash 
Company; first in the weld shop and later 
worked as a draftsman and engineer and finally 
was Superintendent of Manufacturing until 
1972.  He later was partner at Entech 
Industries and in 1986 purchased R&M Lumber 
Company in East Palestine as well as a log home 
franchise.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary 
Lynne Kintz, whom he married December 31, 1984; 
seven children, Page Macek and Mark Macek, both 
of East Palestine, Debbie (Bill) Fegert of East 
Palestine, Joel Mascher of Fredericksburg, VA, 
Michelle Mascher of East Palestine, Gregory 
(Traci) Mascher of Petersburg, and Michael 
(Joy) Mascher of East Palestine; 10 
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A sister, Jodie Jones and a brother, Albert W. 
Macek preceded him in death.

Private funeral services were held at the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

If friends desire memorial contributions may be 
made to either Christian House, 82 Garfield 
Ave. East Palestine, OH 44413 or Community 
Hospice, 2341 E. State St. Salem, OH 44460.

Sign the register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com


Monday August 26, 2019

Sharon "Sherrie" (Taylor) Howell Goddard

JUNE 21, 1948 ~ AUGUST 23, 2019 (AGE 71)

  Sharon “Sherrie” Taylor Howell Goddard passed 
at home with her husband Dick and daughter 
Stacy by her side on Friday August 23, 2019 
after battling Pancreatic Cancer.

  Sherrie was born June 21, 1948 in 
Millersburg, Ohio to Ralph and Dorothy Taylor.

  She attended Alliance High School, graduating 
in 1966. She lived most of her life in Alliance 
and Sebring.

Sherrie worked in retail at Penny’s and 
Carlisle’s. She also worked in Lakeview Terrace 
and Copeland Oaks. Her last job was at J.P.’s 
Snack Shop in Sebring which she loved.

  Sherrie is survived by her soul mate, Dick 
Goddard, whom she married September 5, 1998; 
her daughter and son-in-law, Dave and Stacy 
Pitner of Sebring; her adoptive daughter and 
husband, Angela and Phil Neely of Sebring, and 
her nephew, David Isabella of Warren, Ohio.

  She is also survived by her fur babies, 
Charlie, and Rosie.

  She enjoyed her trips with her daughter and 
husband, and trips to Florida. She loved all of 
her friends and learned through her illness how 
many friends and family she had.

  Sherrie was preceded in death by her parents, 
and brother, Gary.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made 
to The Concern Food Pantry, 125 W. Ohio Ave. 
Sebring, OH 44672, which Stacy is the manager 
of; or Aultman/Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State 
St. Suite E, Alliance, OH 44601.

  Sherrie asked that everyone do a good deed 
for someone, because that was how she lived her 
life.

  Cremation will take place and a Celebration 
of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m., 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 
1-3 p.m. on Thursday.

 Arrangements are with Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. 


Sunday August 25, 2019

Elizabeth Rose D'Orazio

January 20, 1924 - August 24, 2019

Obituary

Private services were held for Elizabeth Rose 
D’Orazio, 95, at the chapel at Resurrection 
Cemetery.

 Elizabeth passed away peacefully early 
Saturday morning, August 24, 2019 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born 
January 20, 1924 in Youngstown the daughter of 
the late Lewis and Catherine Basile and was a 
lifelong area resident. 

Elizabeth was a homemaker and a loving mother, 
grandmother, and great grandmother. Prior to 
her marriage she worked for Strouss Department 
Store. 

Elizabeth loved to sew and was a seamstress. 
She was a former member of Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church and St. Dominic Church. 

Her husband Ralph D’Orazio, whom she married 
June 11, 1949, passed away May 31, 1995. 
Elizabeth leaves three sons, Dennis (Sandra) 
D’Orazio of Austintown, Michael (Sandra) 
D’Orazio of Cooper City, FL, and David D’Orazio 
of Roanoke, VA, one sister, Theresa Cua of 
Stone Mountain, GA., five grandchildren, 
Jennifer, Christine, Thomas, Valerie, and 
Emily, as well as 10 great grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and husband, Elizabeth was 
preceded in death by a son Ralph D’Orazio and a 
sister Rose. 

There were no calling hours.

 Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.


Saturday August 24, 2019

Obituary

MEDINA-Richard R. Roumfort, 94, passed away 
Thursday morning, August 22, 2019 at Western 
Reserve Masonic Community. 

Mr. Roumfort was born December 4, 1924 in 
Saratoga Springs, NY, a son of Richard H. and 
Gertrude E. (Sontag) Roumfort. Rick was sales 
manager for Masonary Materials Plus retiring in 
1991. He was a 1942 graduate of South High 
School and attended Youngstown College.

 Rick served his country with the U.S. Navy 
during WW ll and was assigned to the U.S.S. 
Aaron Ward, a Destroyer that saw extensive 
action during the invasion of Okinawa. 

He was an active member and Elder of the former 
Christ’s Church in Boardman. Rick was very 
active in the Masonic Order, where he was a 60 
plus year member. 

He served Hillman Lodge No. 481 F & A.M. as 
Master in 1963 and was the secretary for 20 
years and was currently a member of Wick Lodge 
No. 481 F & A.M. Rick also served the 24th 
Masonic District as Deputy Grand Master from 
1969 to 1971. 

He was a member of the Ancient Accepted 
Scottish Rite-Valley of Youngstown, where he 
served as Commander in Chief of Mahoning 
Consistory. 

Rick was also Coroneted a 33rd Degree Mason in 
Boston in 1987. He is also a member of the York 
Rite Bodies of Freemasonry. He was a charter 
member of the Temple on the Hill Hi-Twelve Club 
No. 720 and its first secretary. He was 
president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club in 
Youngstown in 1976. 

Rick enjoyed gardening and doing yardwork as 
well as playing cards. He became a Master 
Gardener at age 82. He was a loving and devoted 
husband, father and grandfather, who will be 
remembered as a hard worker. 

Rick’s wife of 60 years, the former Marilyn A. 
Hake, whom he married May 6, 1950, died August 
28, 2010. Rick is survived by his daughters, 
Denise A. (Ray) Kollar of Canfield and Jodi K. 
Blais of Lancaster; his son Mark R. (Laurie) 
Roumfort of Canfield; his sister, June Hammond 
of Clearwater, FL; his brothers, Roger and 
Ronald (Gloria) Roumfort, both of Erie, PA and 
his grandchildren, Miranda and Mac Blais and 
Courtney, Kelsey and Jared Roumfort. 

Besides his parents and wife, Rick was preceded 
in death by his sister, Ruth Seidel, his 
brother, Robert Roumfort and his sister-in-law, 
Elaine Roumfort. 

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Anstrom Chapel, 8387 
Tod Ave. in Boardman, where Masonic Services 
conducted by Wick Lodge No. 481 F & A.M. will 
be held at 4 p.m., immediately followed by the 
Funeral Service. 

Memorial contributions in Rick’s name may be 
given to the Western Reserve Masonic Community, 
4931 Nettleton Rd. Medina, OH 44256.


Saturday August 24, 2019

Larry A. Stevens

JULY 24, 1935 ~ AUGUST 23, 2019 (AGE 84)

Columbiana- Larry A. Stevens, age 84, of 
Columbiana, died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 24, 1935 in Glouster, OH., 
a son of the late Lornal and Catherine Sorrell 
Stevens.

Larry was a graduate of Fairfield Centralized 
School and had worked at General Motors 
Lordstown for 30 years, retiring in 1996.  He 
was an active member at both the 
Washingtonville Robins United Methodist Church, 
and the First United Methodist Church of 
Columbiana.  He enjoyed watching professional 
sports and was an avid bowler who belonged to 
several different leagues.  Mostly, Larry 
enjoyed spending time with his family.  He will 
be deeply missed by his family and those who 
had the privilege of knowing him.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Toland 
Stevens, whom he married on December 29, 1955; 
son, Bruce (Xuan) Stevens of Shanghai, China; 
brother, Jack (Corrine) Stevens of Connecticut; 
daughter in-law, Sonja Stevens of Chicago, IL; 
two grandsons, Joshua Stevens of Elgin IL, and 
Nathan Stevens of Chicago, IL; two 
granddaughters, Aurora Stevens and Ava Stevens, 
both of Shanghai, China, and by three great 
grandchildren, Archer, Isaac, and Alice.

Larry was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey 
A. Stevens.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 
August 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Burial will be at the Columbiana Cemetery.

His family would like to thank Dr. Mateo, Dr. 
Schmetterer, and Dr. Simmons for their kind and 
compassionate care.

The Family request that no flowers be sent.  
Instead, donations may be made to the First 
United Methodist Church of Columbiana, 210 S 
Main St, Columbiana, OH 44408.

Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Saturday August 24, 2019

Rosemary (Ciotti) Maxcy

APRIL 2, 1944 ~ AUGUST 17, 2019 (AGE 75)


NEWARK, WV - Rosemary Ciotti Maxcy, age 75 
formerly of Salem, passed away Saturday, August 
17, 2019 at her home with her family by her 
side. She was born April 2, 1944 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Vitale) 
Ciotti.

Rosemary graduated from Salem High School in 
1962, Akron City School of Nursing in 1965 and 
Akron University in 1969. She was a registered 
nurse for 50+ years, working in a variety of 
nursing/administrative capacities including: 
Nursing Standards Review Manager for Summit 
County Medical Society, Long Term Quality Care 
Surveyor for the Ohio Department of Health, 
Director of Review Programs for Portage, Stark 
and Summit County Hospitals and Quality 
Assurance and Nursing Standards for Management 
Service Corporation.

Rosemary held memberships and served on the 
boards of many organizations including: Ladies 
Auxiliary VFW, St. Paul’s School Foundation, 
Ohio Nurses Association, Salem Visiting Nurse 
Association, Salem Community Hospital 
Auxiliary, Salem Quota Club, Salem Historical 
Society and Columbiana Co./Mahoning Co. 
Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Her husband, Robert C. Maxcy, whom she married 
November 20, 1965 preceded her in death.

Besides her parents and husband, their infant 
son, Todd Michael Maxcy; five brothers, Val, 
Tullio and Edward Ciotti, Albert and Herman 
Mingroni and one sister, Elizabeth “Betty” 
Allison.

She is survived by her beloved son, Timothy R. 
(Brenda Evans) Maxcy of Newark, WV with whom 
she resided preceding her death; grandchildren, 
Cynthia (Aaron) Park of Copley, Ohio and 
McKenzie (John) Harvey of Oakdale, MN; a great 
granddaughter, Allianna Bailey of Copley, Ohio; 
very dear nieces and nephews, Debra Kniefel   
 of Michigan, Roseanne Maish of South Carolina, 
Michael Allison of Texas and Patrick Allison of 
Florida.

Per her request, no calling hours will be held.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church. Family and friends may 
gather at the church one hour before service 
begins. A graveside service will be held at 
Grandview Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at 
the church.

Memorial contributions may be offered to St. 
Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 
1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, St. 
Paul School Scholarship Fund, 925 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460 or the charity of the donor’s 
choice.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Rosemary’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday August 23, 2019

Kathleen "Kay" H. Talbot

NOVEMBER 10, 1945 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 73)


COITSVILLE – Kathleen “Kay” H. Talbot, age 74 
passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Mercy 
Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She 
was born November 10, 1945 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Robert L. and Thelma 
(Hollinger) Talbot.

Kay had many jobs and accomplishments, most 
notably living in the New York City area 
working for IBM. She was a 1962 graduate of 
Salem High School.

To say Kay loved animals is an understatement. 
She was a fierce protector and caretaker of all 
animals, especially dogs. Not only was she a 
nationally known breeder and trainer of award-
winning English Springer Spaniels, she was also 
very active with her local Humane Society. She 
found many stray dogs in distress and kept the 
dogs with her while she tried to find the 
owners or place them in new homes. Kay educated 
herself on canine medicine so that she was able 
to treat sick dogs and lengthen their lives. 
Locals who had problems sought Kay to diagnose 
the issues and come up with a training plan 
that would extend their quality of life. 

Kay loved pranks and telling jokes, which often 
ended in her erupting with a huge guttural 
cackle. More than pranks, she was known for her 
quick wit, sharp tongue, and (often) potty 
mouth that could banter with the best of them. 
She made so many people laugh and touched more 
lives than she ever knew. She will be missed by 
many, especially her sweet dogs which were 
always her children.

Besides her parents, two brothers, Paul Bloor 
and Robert H. Talbot and two sister, Patricia 
Bloor Miles and Diane Hergenroder also preceded 
her in death.

Survivors include one sister, Jean Morrow of 
Tennessee; one niece, Kristine Conrad, one 
nephew, Michael Miles, and several great nieces 
and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull 
County, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. SE, P.O. 
Box 66, Vienna, OH 44473.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Kay’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday August 23, 2019

Obituary

Brookfield - Donna S. Benson, 85, passed away 
Thursday morning, August 22, 2019 at her home.
Donna was born on April 13, 1934 in Sharon, PA; 
a daughter of the late Miles and Edna Snyder.

She was a graduate of Brookfield High School, 
Shenango Valley Commercial Institute, and 
attended Kent State University. She worked at 
Commercial Shearing until she retired in 1996.

She will be deeply missed by her son Gregory 
(Sarah) Benson of Brookfield.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by two brothers, Warren and Miles Snyder.

Funeral services for Donna will be held at 
12:00PM on Monday August 26, 2019 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel located at 
6923 Warren Sharon Road in Brookfield. Burial 
will take place at Brookfield Township 
Cemetery.

Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Friday August 23, 2019

Obituary

Robert M. Bishop, Fire Controlman, Petty 
Officer, First Class, United States Navy, USS 
Tennessee, BB43, was born near New Somerset, 
Ohio, on December 19, 1920, a son of the late 
William and Emma Wilson Bishop.

Robert “Bob” Bishop, 98, passed away peacefully 
into the loving arms of Jesus, Thursday morning 
at home. He was surrounded by his family.
Bob was a 1939 graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School.

After graduating he enlisted in the United 
States Navy in September 1940. Bob was aboard 
the Battleship USS Tennessee, BB43, anchored in 
Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack on 
December 7, 1941. The ship made thirteen major 
amphibious operations before getting to Tokoyo 
Bay, including the Battle of Surigao Strait, 
Philippine Islands, in October 25, 1944.

Bob served his country during the Korean 
Conflict and served on the USS Shenandoah. Bob 
was honorably discharged in March of 1952. 

He returned home to West Austintown, Ohio where 
he began his career in the steel mills in the 
Mahoning Valley. Prior to retirement Bob worked 
at U.S. Steel Ohio Works until its closing in 
1980, then worked as a private consultant for 
various companies and retired at age 90 from 
McDonald Steel.

He was a member of the former Hillman Lodge 
#481 F& A.M. where he was Master in 1998, a 
current member of Wick Lodge #481 F& A.M., 
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite- Valley of 
Youngstown where he received the Meritorious 
Service Award in 1992. 

He was active in the Pearl Harbor Survivors 
Association Youngstown- Warren Chapter from 
1970 to 2011 and American Legion Post #301. 

He also was a member of the Junior Order of 
United American Mechanics and a Chaplain of 
United Veterans Council. Bob was a lifetime 
member of West Austintown First United 
Methodist Church, where he was a Lay Leader, 
Sunday School Teacher and participated in 
various other roles.

Besides his parents, Bob is preceded in death 
by his wife Doris Bishop, whom he married 
January 11, 1943 and recently passed away April 
12, 2019, and his siblings Margaret, Neva, 
Kenneth, Clara, Floyd, Jack, and Harold.

Bob is survived by his children Joyce Bayless 
of Austintown, Sue (Bob) Blake of Florida, Gay 
(John) Blackann of Austintown; his 
grandchildren Tami Carbonaro, Cindy Valoura, 
Bobbie Cole, Brad Blake, Terry Blake, Joshua 
Blackann, and Jonathan Blackann and ten great- 
grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Monday 
from 5:00-8:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel and Tuesday 10:00- 11:00 AM 
at the West Austintown First United Methodist 
Church, 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, Ohio 
44515. A Masonic Service will be held Monday 
evening at the conclusion of the calling hours. 

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jeffery 
Harrison, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM 
at the church, followed by military honors. The 
family request, in lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions be made to the West Austintown 
First United Methodist church fund in Bob’s 
name. 

The family would like to extend their sincere 
appreciation and heartfelt thanks to caregivers 
Jeri Lynn Guittar, Sandra Loswego, Kelly 
Cochran, Debbie Moorhouse, Kathy Barbe, and 
also to the staff of Ohio Living Hospice, 
especially Francine Horn, Chaplain Dan Tayman, 
and Sue Gans for their loving and compassionate 
care of their father and mother.


Friday August 23, 2019

Donald J. McCoy

JANUARY 24, 1934 ~ AUGUST 23, 2019 (AGE 85)

Rogers – Donald J. McCoy, age 85, of Rogers, 
died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Calcutta 
Health Care Center.

He was born January 24, 1934 in Rogers, a son 
of the late Ross and Ruth Webber McCoy.

Don had worked as a heavy equipment operator 
with various local companies.  He attended Mt. 
Zion United Methodist Church and was well known 
for calling square dances in the area. Don 
served as a Middleton Township trustee and 
served on the Columbiana County fair board for 
15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Pat” 
Linger McCoy, whom he married March 15, 1980; 
two daughters, Gloria (Kirk) Simmons of 
Chardon, and Katie Jo (Ben Grounds) McCoy of 
East Liverpool; four sons, Jay McCoy of 
Columbiana, Bryan McCoy of Akron, Bruce (Susie) 
McCoy of East Liberty, and Matthew (Laura) 
McCoy of Negley,; two sisters, Donna Jean 
Springer and Linda Burkey; four brothers, Glen 
(Pat) McCoy, Earl (Betty) McCoy, Dave (Janet) 
McCoy and Richard (Carole) McCoy; fourteen 
grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Stephens, 
Jerrilyn (Shawn) Downey, Danielle Kelty, David 
Kelty, Dana (Brian) Davis, Jessica (Zach) 
Davis, Holly (Mark) Meyer, Justin (Sara) McCoy, 
Brianna “Spunky” (Aaron “Crash”) Mohr, Brandon 
(Jennifer) McCoy, Austin McCoy, Zane McCoy, 
Hayden McCoy, and Cade McCoy and twelve great 
grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by three sisters, 
Helen Greene, Dorothy McCoy and Joann McCoy and 
a brother, Richard “Dick” McCoy.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Monday, August 26, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Jim Rhodes officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 and one hour 
prior to the service on Monday at the funeral 
home

Burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial 
Gardens, New Waterford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
Don’s name to the Columbiana County 
Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 356, Lisbon, OH 44432.

Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Thursday August 22, 2019

Dennis R. Broadwater

JANUARY 14, 1957 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 62)

SALEM – Dennis R. Broadwater, age 62 died at 
6:56 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his 
home. He was born January 14, 1957 in 
Youngstown, son of the late Elwood and Doris 
(Patton) Broadwater.

Dennis had worked as a supervisor at Envelope 1 
in Columbiana for 15 years and previously 
worked as a supervisor at American Paper in 
Boardman for 29 years. He was a 1975 graduate 
of Boardman High School.

Survivors include his wife, Shari M. (White) 
Broadwater, whom he married March 10, 2005; two 
daughters, Erin (Daniel) Quinlan of Salem and 
Emily (Chuck) Carlin of Hinckley; a step-
daughter, Jessica Schmidt of New York City, NY; 
two sisters, Shirley Johnson of Mill Run, PA 
and Barb (Wayne) Wozniak of Boardman; two 
brothers, Richard (Patty) Broadwater of Mill 
Run, PA and Wayne (Kathy) Broadwater of 
Waterloo, IL and seven grandchildren.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 4:00-
6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial.

Dennis’ obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com


Thursday August 22, 2019

Nancy Lou Beavers

December 6, 1930 - August 21, 2019

Obituary

Nancy Lou Beavers, 88, of Austintown, passed 
away on Wednesday, at Caprice Health Care 
Center in North Lima.

Born December 6, 1930 in Youngstown, Nancy was 
the daughter of William and Mabel Walker 
Whetstone.

Nancy was a member of the Christian Life Church 
in Canfield. She was a homemaker but also 
assisted her late husband in managing 
apartments in California for many years. She 
was a member of the Eastern Star and Oriental 
Shrine. She loved the Lord and enjoyed going to 
church and caring for other people.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by her husband Paul Beavers, whom she married 
October 18, 1955 and died April 7, 1974; her 
brother William Whetstone and her sisters Doris 
DeNicholas and Evelyn Dominic.
Nancy is survived by her daughter Shirley 
Vandervort of Parma; her granddaughter Michelle 
(Dennis) Dietrich of Parma; and her caretaker 
and nephew Raymond (Evelyn) Moore of 
Austintown.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, 
August 25 at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel from 2:00-4:00 PM and Monday, August 26 
at Christian Life Church from 10:30 – 11:00 AM. 
A Funeral Service will be held immediately 
following at 11:00AM at the church.


Thursday August 22, 2019

Wilma B. Lanney

FEBRUARY 16, 1933 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 86)

HANOVERTON – Wilma B. Lanney, age 86 died 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic 
Akron General. She was born February 16, 1933 
in Columbiana, a daughter of the late Howard E. 
and Gertrude Mildred (Carlson) Firestone.

Wilma was an art teacher for over 20 years at 
David Anderson High School. She loved going to 
Greenford Christian Church, enjoyed golfing, 
art, drawing, gardening and was an excellent 
piano player, playing by ear. Wilma loved 
spending time with her grandkids and 
reminiscing with her old students.

Survivors include her three sons, Dennis 
(Venus) Lanney of Hanoverton, Kevin (Anabella) 
Lanney of Hanoverton and Howard (Lisa) Lanney 
of Columbiana; a brother, Ralph W. (Georgene) 
Firestone of Florida; seven grandchildren, 
Dennis Lanney Jr, of Hanoverton, Kaylen (Brad) 
Barringer, Michael Lanney, Jason (Brandy) 
Lanney, of North Carolina, Janelle (Kyle) 
Stephenson of Germany, Erin (Nicholas) Clemmer 
of Columbiana and Ian Lanney of Columbiana and 
ten great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, a sister, Lois Ann 
Firestone also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Monday, August 26, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor John Bush officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 
25, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
Columbiana Cemetery.

Wilma’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday August 22, 2019

Helen N. Roosa (Willis) Wilson

JANUARY 7, 1935 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 84)

  Helen N. (Willis) Roosa Wilson, age 84, of 
Alliance, went home to be with the Lord 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at her home.

  She was born January 7, 1935, in Barberton, 
Ohio, to William and Mary (Lucas) Willis.

  Helen was employed as an inspector for 12 
years at the former Royal China Company in 
Sebring until her retirement. Then after 
retiring, she worked in home health care.

  She was a member of the Alliance Baptist 
Temple.

  Helen loved to decorate, enjoyed gardening 
and her dog, Oscar.

  Survivors include her children, Candy (Rick) 
Metzgar and William (Nancy) Roosa, both of 
Alliance; seven grandchildren; ten great-
grandchildren; and sisters, Edna (Joe) Nolan 
and Shirley (Don) Haupt; and sister-in-law, Pat 
Kaminski, all of Alliance.

  In addition to her parents, Helen was 
preceded in death by her husband, Clayton 
Wilson, whom she married June 10, 1994 and who 
died October 13, 2013; daughter, Robin Roosa; 
sons, Neal Roosa and Reginald Roosa; great-
grandson, Noah Wise; and a brother, William 
Willis.

  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, 
August 24, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Lowe 
officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 1 
p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be 
at Highland Memorial Park.

  The family would like to extend a special 
thanks to the Aultman/Alliance Hospice for 
their compassionate care.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Wednesday August 21, 2019

Obituary
Margaret Ann "Peg" Dawson, 85 of Howland 
Township, died Monday afternoon, August 19, 
2019, at her home in Howland Glen Senior 
Apartments in Howland. She was born December 9, 
1933 in Warren, the daughter of the late Henry 
G. and Grace Edna Earhart Johnson. She had been 
a lifetime Howland-Warren area resident.

Peg was a 1951 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. She took a correspondence course 
through Blue Star LPN Nursing program. She 
worked for Dr. Pokabla, Gillettes Country Place 
and Warren General Hospital many years ago as a 
nursing secretary. She last worked for Bankers 
Life and Casualty as a secretary for over 8 
years.

Peg was a longtime member of Central Christian 
Church, where she had served as secretary many 
years ago. She had been a girl scout leader in 
Howland when her daughters were in scouts.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Jo 
(Roger) Sumpter, Sr of Warren, Diana Lynn 
Richards of Newton Falls and Donna Jean (Fred) 
Moree of Bradenton, Fla.; 8 grandchildren, 
Roger Sumpter Jr., Bryan (Caitlin) Sumpter and 
Michelle Sumpter (Greg); Kylie (Derik) Mullins, 
Jenna (Dennis) Wright and Devon, Hannah and 
Morgan Moree; 9 great grandchildren, Emily, 
Greg, Alyssa, Leah, Aiden, Emersyn, Owen, Teddy 
and Dominic; two sisters, Ruth Pfaff of Kinsman 
and Donna J. (Gary) Lewis of Warren; three 
brothers, Richard A. (Joanne) Johnson of 
Dayton, Arretas "Bud" (Toby) Johnson of 
Southington and William Johnson of San Diego 
and a sister-in-law, Sherril Nyako Johnson of 
Sanford, Fla.

Besides by her parents, three brothers, Edward, 
John and Harold "Hal" Johnson and one nephew, 
Bill Johnson have all preceded her in death.

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to 
Southern Care Hospice, especially to her nurse, 
Jason and her aide, Della for the compassionate 
and loving care shown to Peg.

Per Peg's wishes, cremation will be held and 
there will be no calling hours or services. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Obituary
Ms. Gene E. Manchester, 97

Ms. Gene E. Manchester, 97 of Alliance, 
formerly of Canfield, died Monday evening at 
Alliance Community Hospital. Gene was born 
December 24, 1921 in Ellsworth, a daughter of 
the late Warren L. and Ruth (Beardsley) 
Manchester and was a lifelong area resident. 
After graduating from high school, Gene served 
in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. 
Following her discharge from the service she 
attended Youngstown College and earned an 
associate degree in Business Administration. 
She worked as a bookkeeper for Carbonic 
Dispenser for 14 years and then for the C.F. 
Simmers Division, Canfield from 1968 until she 
retired in 1994. Gene was a member of Canfield 
Presbyterian Church, the Ellsworth Grange and 
had volunteered in various capacities in the 
area. She leaves her sister, Ora Nisbet of 
Arizona; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, 
nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, Gene was preceded in death 
by a brother, Paul Manchester and a sister, 
Esther Snyder. Private graveside services were 
held on Thursday at Canfield Village Cemetery. 
No calling hours per Gene’s wishes. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Obituary
Jacqueline Ethel Gotthardt


Jacqueline Ethel Marie (Comparetto) Gotthardt 
was born September 13, 1930 in Wellsville, Ohio 
to the late Francis and Viola Comparetto. 
Jackie passed away peacefully on August 19, 
2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by 
her sister Theresa (Comparetto) Reed and her 
brother John Comparetto. She is survived by her 
husband of 65 years, Glenn E. Gotthardt, her 
five beloved children: Jeffrey Gotthardt 
(Angela), Catherine Sheptock (Gary), Glenn A. 
Gotthardt, Elizabeth Reese (Dale), and Amy Beck 
(Greg), her nine grandchildren: Koree, Alexxa, 
Logan, Garren, Bianca, Amber, Ryley, Mitchell, 
Thomas, and four great grandchildren with one 
on the way.

Jackie and Glenn met at a Midland, PA dance 
club soon after Glenn returned from an Army 
assignment in Germany and were married a short 
6 months later. They celebrated their 65th 
wedding anniversary last year, surrounded by 
their family and the tunes of Dean Martin and 
Frank Sinatra (Jackie’s favorites). They raised 
their five children in Warren, Ohio where 
Jackie was involved in various school 
organizations and women’s card clubs. Jackie 
loved deeply and connected individually with 
each of her children, grandchildren, and great 
grandchildren. She is remembered by all of them 
for her boundless exuberance, infinite capacity 
for love, and infectious laugh (not to mention 
her famous Sicilian sausage bread).

Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 
24th at Lane Canfield Chapel 65 N Broad Street 
Canfield, OH from 10AM to 12PM followed by a 
service at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests donations to Diehl Lake Building Fund 
in her memory.

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Gary L. Franklin Sr.

MARCH 13, 1949 ~ AUGUST 20, 2019 (AGE 70)

SALEM – Gary L. Franklin, Sr., age 70 died at 
6:50 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home. 
He was born March 13, 1949 in Salem, the son of 
the late Charles and Evelyn (Bradley) Franklin.

Gary worked at GM Lordstown as an assembler for 
33 years. He was a 1968 graduate of Salem High 
School, a member of The Salem Club and Salem 
Historical Society.

Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 
during the Vietnam War.

His wife, Marian Ethel (Peach) Franklin, whom 
he married May 8, 1993 preceded him in death 
February 6, 2005.

Survivors include a son, Gary L. Franklin Jr. 
of Salem; three stepsons, Ray Stalnaker of 
Virginia Beach, VA, Lonnie Stalnaker of Salem 
and Edward James Boron of Salem; a daughter, 
Gayle Franklin of Salem; a stepdaughter, Yvette 
Kuntscher of San Antonio, TX; 16 
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and 
three sisters, Gwen (Tim) Davis of Salem, 
Sherry (Tom) Smith of Lisbon and Debbie Goodman 
of Salem.

Besides his parents and wife, a daughter, 
Evelyn Spence and a sister, Barbara Little 
preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 
the funeral home. Burial will be at Hope 
Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard will follow at the cemetery.

Gary’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Janice L O'Connor

June 27, 1944 - August 11, 2019


Obituary

Janice L. O’Connor, age 75, of Warren, formerly 
of Frederick, Maryland, passed away Sunday, 
August 11, 2019 at her residence in the company 
of family and friends.

Janice was born June 27, 1944 in Frederick, MD 
to the late LeRoy B. and Evelyn C. (Staley) 
Cutsail. She was a graduate of Frederick High 
School. She had pursued several careers during 
her many years in Frederick. In Ohio, she spent 
nearly every day at her daughters needlework 
shop.

Janice moved to the Warren area six years ago. 
She loved cooking and sharing recipes. She also 
enjoyed gardening, stitching and was an avid 
reader. She was a member of the Youngstown Area 
Chapter of EGA and the Stan Hywet Needlework 
Guild and Textile Conservation team. She was 
also a fan of British mysteries, comedies and 
historic drama series on TV. Her favorite trips 
were to East Coast beaches, the Great Lakes and 
the Chesapeake Bay.

Janice is survived by her daughter and son-in-
law, Julia (Woodward) and Christopher Kerner of 
Warren. She will also be missed by her kitties.

Besides her parents, Janice is preceded in 
death by her companion of many years, John 
VanCleef, Jr.

A memorial service celebrating Janice’s life 
will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28 in 
Warren at the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel.

The family offers their thanks to the nurses 
and staff at Hospice of the Valley and to the 
doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the 
St. Joseph Warren Hospital Cancer Center who's 
caring and compassion knew no bounds.

While flowers are welcome, memorial donations 
may also be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. 
Range Rd. Canfield, Ohio 44406.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Robert John Love

August 30, 1974 - August 20, 2019


ROBERT'S OBITUARY

Robert John Love, 44, of Salem, died at 7:59 
A.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in the Emergency 
Room of Salem Regional Medical Center following 
an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are 
pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Reta McDonald

JULY 9, 1956 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 63)

ALLIANCE – Reta McDonald, age 63, formerly of 
Salem, passed away at 11:51 a.m. Monday, August 
19, 2019 at Aultman Alliance Community 
Hospital. She was born July 9, 1956 in Salem, 
the daughter of the late Charles L. and Joann 
H. (Woods) Smith.

Reta was a 1975 graduate of Salem High School.

Her husband, Rex Allen McDonald whom she 
married June 7, 1976 preceded her in death May 
10, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond (Emily) 
McDonald of Canton and Russell (Lynda) McDonald 
of Alliance; one daughter, Rhonda McDonald of 
Salem; one sister, Lynn Bush of Colorado 
Springs, CO; three brothers, Charles “Chip” 
(Judy) Smith of Salem, Larry Smith of Niles and 
Paul (Pat) Smith of Lady Lake, FL; and nine 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a sister, 
Janie Six and a brother, Jay Smith also 
preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug DeMar officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 
Grandview Cemetery.

Reta’s obituary may be viewed and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Charles "Ben" Hostetter

APRIL 30, 1941 ~ AUGUST 18, 2019 (AGE 78)

East Palestine - Charles “Ben” Hostetter, 78, 
of East Palestine, died, Sunday, August 18, 
2019 at his home.

Charles was born April 30, 1941, a son the of 
the late Fred and Ruth Finch Hostetter.

He worked as a dairy farmer, was a member of 
the First Church of Christ, East Palestine and 
served in the U.S. Army.

Charles is survived by his daughter, April 
(Danny) Rummel of East Palestine; two sisters, 
Lila (Charles) Scheffel of Vermilion, Autumn 
(Roderick) Huron of Cincinnati; a brother, 
Richard Hostetter of Los Fresnos, TX; two 
grandsons and two great grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
on Friday August 23, 2019 at Crest Haven 
Memorial Gardens, New Waterford with Mr. Robert 
Helbeck, Minister officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to 
Community Hospice, 716 Commerical Avenue SW New 
Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com

Donations may be made to:

Community Hospice
716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia OH 
44663


Monday August 19, 2019

Virginia "Ginny" M. Sox

APRIL 4, 1930 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 89)

SALEM – Virginia “Ginny” M. Sox, age 89, passed 
away at 8:15 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 at 
the Courtyard of Lexington. She was born April 
4, 1930 in Mogadore, the daughter of the late 
Ralph and Bessie (Griggy) Martin.

Virginia worked at the Salem High School as a 
cashier. She was a member of the Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church and a 1949 graduate of Salem 
High School.

Survivors include her husband, John Sox whom 
she married April 26, 1952; one daughter, 
Marcie Yuhaniak of Salem; Julie (Trevor) 
Frazier and Joshua Nutter whom she raised as 
her own; 3 grandchildren, Kellee and John 
(Kara) Yuhaniak and Isabella Frazier; one great 
grandson, Luke Yuhaniak; two sisters and one 
brother.

Besides her parents, a daughter, Debra Sox 
Humberston and one sister also preceded her in 
death.

A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 
August 22, 2019 at the Grandview Cemetery 
Chapel with Rev. Alan Smearsoll officiating. 
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. No 
calling hours will be held.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Virginia’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Sunday August 18, 2019

John "Jack" E. Campbell

October 20, 1938 - August 15, 2019

Obituary

John “Jack” E. Campbell, 80, passed away on 
August 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Memorial 
Hospital. Jack was born in Warren on October 
20, 1938 to John B. & Margaret (Groff) 
Campbell. He was a lifelong resident of the 
area. 

After serving his country in Army, Jack became 
a meat cutter spending his career working for 
Kroger and eventually Giant Eagle before 
retiring. 

In 1960, Jack was united in marriage to the 
former Joan A. Messersmith who preceded him in 
death in 1999. 

Jack was a member of St. Peter & Paul Byzantine 
Catholic Church where he was involved with the 
Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of 
VFW Post 1090. 

Jack was an avid sports fan, and lover of 
western movies and TV shows. He cheered for the 
Cleveland Browns and Indians, OSU Buckeyes and 
the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He also was 
frequently found on the golf course. Whether it 
was in local golf leagues at Candywood or 
Riverview golf courses and multiple golf 
vacations to Myrtle Beach with family. However, 
Jack’s greatest passion was his family. He was 
a devoted and loving “Pops” to his 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will 
be missed dearly. 

Visitation for Jack will be held on Wednesday 
August 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. A 
graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on 
Thursday August 22, 2019 in the mausoleum at 
Crown Hill Burial Park; 3966 Warren-Sharon 
Road, Vienna. 

Jack is survived by his sons: John (Kathy) 
Campbell and their son Zachary, Cary (Jude) 
Campbell and their son Spencer (Marina) and 
their children Allegra & Evelina and their 
daughter Anjelica and Michael Campbell and his 
daughter Kayla. Besides his wife, Jack was 
preceded in death by his parents and sister 
Caroline Dorff. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded 
Warrior Project.


Saturday August 17, 2019

Mary Jane Bock

DECEMBER 5, 1936 ~ AUGUST 17, 2019(AGE 82)


Mary Jane Bock, 82, died August 17, 2019 at her 
residence surrounded by her family.

Mary Jane was born December 5, 1936 in East 
Palestine, a daughter of the late, James and 
Mable (Faulk) Foster.

Mary Jane was a 1955 graduate of East Palestine 
High School.

She was a homemaker, who with her husband 
operated the family farm for 54 years.

Mary Jane was a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, and sister.  She was a member of 
Winona Friends Church and the Columbiana County 
Farm Bureau.

Her husband, Frederick W. Bock Sr. , whom she 
married September 11, 1965, died  June 9, 2019.

She is survived by three sons, Larry (Jodie) 
Bock of Hanoverton, Frederick (Gayla) Bock Jr. 
of Salem and Adam (Ann) Bock of Salem; one 
sister, Hanna Paine of North Carolina; four 
brothers, Harry (Virginia) Foster, Butch 
(Karen) Foster, Tex Foster; and Jim (Becky) 
Foster all of East Palestine; and seven 
grandchildren, Andrew, Lea, Rebecca, Adrienne, 
Julia, Adison and Jessica.

Besides her parents and husband; two brothers, 
Dick and Chuck Foster; two sisters, Sally 
Foster, and Donna Richey; a grandson, Anderson 
Bock preceded her in death.

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Winona Friends 
Church with Rev. Dan Hepner officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Stark Memorial. 
Burial will be at North Georgetown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be 
made to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460.

Mary Jane’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

 

Donations may be made to:

Community Hospice-Salem
2341 E. State St., Suite B, Salem OH 44460



Saturday August 17, 2019

Obituary
James S. Mineo, 76 

James S. Mineo, 76 of Columbiana, passed away 
peacefully August 16th at his home, surrounded 
by his family. Jim was born October 8, 1942, in 
Youngstown, a son of the late Sam and Madeline 
(Patrone) Mineo. He spent his youth working and 
delivering flowers in the family business, 
Boulevard Flowers. A 1960 South High School 
graduate, he attended Youngstown State 
University, earning a BS in Business 
Administration in 1965. He was President of the 
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and he went on to 
serve as Chapter Advisor for many years. In 
1974, he earned and MBA in Marketing and 
Management from YSU. 
Following his 1965 marriage to Judith Cornelli, 
he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 
the United States Air Force in 1966. While 
stationed at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam as 
an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, he was 
responsible for the KC-135 tankers and the B-52 
bomber aircrafts in support of the Vietnam War. 
On his return to the states, he joined the 
staff at Youngstown State University, serving 
first as a Purchasing Agent and ultimately 
Director of Purchasing. Jim was also an adjunct 
instructor, teaching courses in Marketing and 
Industrial Purchasing. He continued his 
commitment to YSU, following his 1996 
retirement, facilitating land purchases for 
future growth and development of the 
University. 
Jim was a committed public servant, offering 
his special skills to many organizations. He 
was a member of the Youngstown Rotary, served 
on both the St. Elizabeth’s Center Procurement 
Board and the Wick Neighbors Association. He 
was also both Secretary and Treasurer of the 
National Association of Educational Buyers. 
Jim and Judy spent many special summers on 
Berlin Lake. Jim held the office of both 
Treasurer and Vice President of the Berlin Lake 
Association, in an effort to promote 
recreational value and assets of using the Lake 
and surrounding park. 
Jim was a member of First Presbyterian Church 
of Youngstown, where he was a member of Session 
and the Chairman of the Building and Grounds 
Committee. Jim was always ready to volunteer – 
his favorites included the Thanksgiving Dinner 
and decorating the sanctuary for Christmas and 
Easter. 
Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, 
Judith; his son Matthew Mineo (Amanda) of 
Boardman, and his daughter Michelle Mineo 
(Peter Scott) and his three cherished 
grandsons, Evan, Chad and Drew, all of 
Columbus. He is also survived by his brother, 
Ken Mineo of Poland. 
A Memorial Service will be held at First 
Presbyterian of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave. on 
Saturday August 24, 2019. Family and friends 
may pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 
a.m. and are invited to stay for noon Memorial 
Service. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

Saturday August 17, 2019

Obituary
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Woodford, 69 of Champion 
Township, died Friday afternoon, August 16, 
2019, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. 
She was born January 23, 1950 in Akron, the 
daughter of her beloved parents, Kenneth Earl 
and W. Dolores Beaver Chandler. 

Sandy was a 1968 graduate of Champion High 
School. Prior to starting a family, she worked 
in medical records at Trumbull Memorial and 
Warren General Hospitals. When her children 
were older, she worked as office manager for 
Dr, Maggiano for many years and retired after 
over 23 years 
with Dr. M. Rammohan, as office manager. She 
always enjoyed her interaction with the 
patients and had a passion to serve people. 

Sandy loved spending time with her family and 
was an avid "cat person". 

Sandy is survived by her husband of 49 years, 
David Allen Woodford, whom she married April 
11, 1970; one son, Duane T. Woodford of 
Columbus; one daughter, Debra (Richard) Day of 
Austintown; two brothers, Pastor Tom Chandler 
of Crossville, Tenn. and James "Jimmy Turtle" 
(Kathy) Chandler of Hilliard; one sister, 
Sharon (Tom) Nutt of Lordstown; several nieces 
and nephews and her furbaby, Little Sam and her 
granddogs, Zeus and Mace. 

Sandy was preceded in death by her cherished 
cats, Brandy, PeeWee, Angel, Cleo and Sambo. 

The family extends their very special 
appreciation to Elizabeth and Brayden, whose 
loving care and kindness brought Sandy many 
smiles of happiness. 

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where 
the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. 
until the 2 p.m. service time. Burial will be 
at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 70 W. 
Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236. 
Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com

Saturday August 17, 2019

Obituary
Alice Clare Woofter, 99 of Mecca Township, died 
Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at Windsor 
House of Champion. She was born January 24, 
1920 in New Lyme, Ohio the daughter of the late 
Carl Tuckerman Hubbard and Grace Klumph 
Hubbard. She was a Mecca Township resident 
since 1941. 

Alice was a 1938 graduate of New Lyme-Deming 
High School. She worked for 20 years as the 
secretary at the high school in Maplewood Local 
School District, retiring in 1980. She was also 
a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and 
grandmother. 

Alice was a longtime member of West Mecca 
United Methodist Church (until its closing), 
where she volunteered as church organist for 21 
years. She sponsored Native American children 
for many years, through the Child Fund 
International. She was a founding and 50 year 
member of the Mecca Travel Club. Alice enjoyed 
hiking in the woods, picnicing and feeding and 
watching the birds. 

She is survived by one daughter, Rita G. (John) 
Hottell of Aurora, Ohio; one son, Curtis H. 
(Karen) Woofter of West Mecca; five 
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 

Her husband of 71 years, Karl Richard "Dick" 
Woofter, whom she married June 21, 1941 
preceded her in death in 2012. One daughter, 
Tamara Kay Woofter died in infancy and three 
brothers, Robert, Roger and Morrison Hubbard 
and four sisters, Alberta Otto, Lucille 
Woodruff, Ella Gene Wright and Carleita Bower 
all have also preceded in death. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on 
the last Saturday in August (August 31, 2019) 
at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel in Cortland. Cremation will be held and 
burial will be at East Mecca Township Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Salvation Army Warren Citadel, 
270 Franklin St. SE, Warren,OH 44481 or to the 
Warren Family Mission, 361 Elm Rd. NE, 
Warren,OH 44483. Online condolences may be made 
to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Friday August 16, 2019

Matthew A. Brown

JULY 27, 1981 ~ AUGUST 15, 2019 (AGE 38)

Matthew A. Brown, age 38, of Alliance passed 
away Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Aultman 
Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center.

  He was born July 27, 1981, in Alliance, Ohio, 
to Larry A. Brown and Kathi (Steineck) Utsler.

  Matthew Brown lovingly referred to as 
“Brownie” by many, was a loyal, loving husband, 
brother, son, uncle and friend to many.

  Matt had a lot of passions in life. He had a 
fulfilling career at MAC Trailer as a Top 3 
Tier Welder for nearly 8 years. He took immense 
pride and care in his work. He was a show 
director as well as working tirelessly to 
maintain and execute flawless truck shows for 
MAC Trailer year after year.

  Matt loved the outdoors, fishing, and taking 
walks with his wife and dog, Bugsy. He just 
loved to be in nature.

  Matts No. 1 attribute was his loyalty; 
loyalty to his wife, family friends and career. 
He was a man of his word and his integrity was 
immeasurable. Matt was an easy going, laid 
back, kind, generous, helpful man who made 
friends wherever he went in life. He will be 
missed by many.

  Survivors include his wife, Hope (Webler) 
Brown whom he married July 26, 2003; mother, 
Kathi Utsler; father, Larry Brown; stepmother, 
Beth Brown; stepbrother, Nick Brienza; sister, 
Tiffany Goddard; niece, Jalyn Goddard; and two 
nephews, Drew Goddard and Alex Goddard.

  Matt was preceded in death by grandparents, 
Donald and Rose Brown and Harry Steineck.

  Per Matthew’s request no services will be 
held.

  Matt’s family would like to thank, Dr. Andrew 
Sloan and staff at University Hospitals, Dr. 
Goel, Dr. Burnett, Dr. Trehan, Dr. Tawill, Dr. 
Kobe and staff at Aultman Hospital, Dr. Marsh 
and Staff at Woodlawn Compassionate Care, 
Brandi Hahn, care coordinator and angel, Jackie 
Shank PA and staff at Alliance Family Health 
and MAC Trailer Staff and Crew.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Friday August 16, 2019

Obituary
Leonard W. Yochman, 85 

Leonard W. Yochman, 85 of Diamond, died early 
Friday morning at Washington Square Nursing 
Home, Warren. Leonard was born November 24, 
1933 in Diamond, a son of the late John and 
Mary Yochman and was a lifelong area resident. 
He graduated from Jackson Milton High School 
and served in the United States Army. Leonard 
was a machine repairman for Peerless Electric 
for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. He leaves 
his former wife, Arlene; two sons, Joseph L. 
(Robin) Yochman of Diamond, Michael J. Yochman 
of Thailand; one daughter, Jennifer A. (Kermit) 
Lassen of Charlotte, North Carolina; five 
grandchildren, Michael J., Nicholas (Casey), 
Jacob (Lisa), Douglas, Logan and one great 
grandson, Xavier. Leonard also leaves a sister, 
Eleanor Benich of Newton Falls. Besides his 
parents, he was preceded in death by 15 
brothers and sisters. Friends may call on 
Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 
followed by a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. 

Friday August 16, 2019

Obituary
Howard J. Jones, 94 of Brookfield, died 
Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at Heritage 
Manor in Liberty. He was born June 16, 1925 in 
Sharpsville, Pa. the son of the late Stanley H. 
and Vinnia Irene Fisher Jones. 

Howard was a 1943 graduate of Sharpsville (Pa.) 
High School and a1947 graduate of Deforrest's 
Electronic Training, a DeVry school in Chicago. 
He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II 
from 1943-46 aboard the SS Jane Long, SS 
William H. Webb and the SS Joseph M. Medill in 
the European and Pacific Theaters and the 
Philippine Liberation campaign. He retired from 
Sharon Westinghouse Transformer Division, where 
he worked as a transformer tester and an 
electronic serviceman. 

After retirement, he and his wife, Pauline, 
moved to Rotonda West, Fla. and later to North 
Port, Fla. Howard was a member of St. John's 
Episcopal Church in Sharon, a life member of 
VFW Post No. 10476 in Rotonda West, Fla. and a 
past member of Zem Zem Wheel Patrol in Erie, 
Pa. Howard was a member of Hartford Jerusalem 
Lodge No.19, was a 32nd degree mason and a 
member of Aut Mori Grotto in Youngstown, where 
he was a grotto clown from 1970-1985 as KoKo 
the Clown. Howard performed in circuses, one 
being the Aut Mori Circus in Struthers, parades 
and children's pediatric units in hospitals. He 
was a member of Clowns of America. 

Howard had been an active member of the Navy 
Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he served in many 
capacities, including commander. He enjoyed 
boating, fishing, golfing and bowling. He and 
Pauline enjoyed traveling and they went on many 
cruises. After 22 years in Florida, they moved 
back to Brookfield, Ohio to be near family. 

Howard is survived by his wife of over 72 
years, Pauline Sees Jones, whom he married 
January 1, 1947; one daughter, Linda Lee (Kit) 
Marty of Medina and three sons, Larry P. 
(Terri) Jones of Masury, Gary S. (Barbara) 
Jones of Hubbard and Howard D. (Patty) Jones of 
Baltic, Conn.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great 
grandchildren. 

Besides by his parents, four brothers, Stanley, 
Donald, Edwin and Bobby Jones have all preceded 
him in death. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 
p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel in Brookfield. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. 
John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, Pa., with 
The Rev. Adam Trambley officiating. Burial will 
be at Brookfield Township Cemetery, where 
military honors will be accorded. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. 
John’s Episcopal Church food pantry, 226 W. 
State St., Sharon, Pa. 16146. Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the 
obituary viewed at www.madaszchapel.com

Friday August 16, 2019

Obituary

Joseph James DeSantis, 78 

Joseph J. DeSantis, 78 of Boardman died early 
Thursday morning at his residence. Joseph was 
born August 21, 1940 in Youngstown, a son of 
the late Ottavio and Theresa (Evangelist) 
DeSantis and was a lifelong area resident. 

He graduated from Wilson High School in 1958 
and served in the United States Army. He had 
been a coordinator for General Motors, 
Lordstown for 36 years, until he retired. 

Joseph leaves his wife, the former Jennie Heid, 
whom he married August 28, 1964; a daughter, 
Amanda Jean DeSantis of Canfield; three sons, 
Raymond Theodore Morain of Oklahoma, Matthew 
Joseph DeSantis of Hubbard, Adam Douglas 
DeSantis of Boardman; five grandchildren, Sean, 
Nicole, Taylor, Jonathon and Nathan and two 
sisters, Marlene DiThomas of California and 
Delores Matyi of Cleveland. 

Besides his parents, Jospeh was preceded in 
death by his twin brother, John Michael 
DeSantis.

 There will be no calling hours or services per 
Joseph’s wishes. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Canfield Chapel. 


Thursday August 15, 2019

Elizabeth Louise Roller

March 24, 1934 - August 14, 2019

Obituary

Elizabeth Louise Roller, 85 

There will be a memorial service 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday_at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield 
Chapel for Elizabeth Louise Roller, 85 of 
Canfield who died 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 
Assumption Village. 

Elizabeth, known as Betty Lou was born March 
24, 1934 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Nicholas and Elizabeth (Kollat) Ferrelli and 
was a lifelong area resident. 

She received her nursing degree from 
theYoungstown Hospital Association and had been 
a nurse at both South Side and North Side 
Hospitals until she retired to raise her 
family. 

Betty Lou leaves her husband, Warren Roller 
whom she married September 24, 1955; two 
daughters, Lydia Louise Olsavsky and Heather 
(Thomas) Fares; four grandchildren, David 
Olsavsky, Thomas (Jessica) Fares, Jr., Nicholas 
Fares, Elizabeth Olsavsky and four great-
grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by a sister, Marie Popson. 

Friends may call 2:00 p.m.until 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday followed by a memorial service at 4:00 
p.m.

Thursday August 15, 2019

Michael David Koloskee

December 1, 1975 - August 9, 2019

Obituary

CLEVELAND: Michael D. Koloskee, 43, passed away 
unexpectedly at Metro Health Medical Center on 
August 9, 2019. Mike was born in Warren on 
December 1, 1975 to George & Joan (Horvath) 
Koloskee. After graduating in 1994 from Warren 
G. Harding High School, Mike went on to 
graduate with his BBA from Ohio State 
University. 

Ten years ago, he settled in Cleveland where he 
was the manager/sommelier for Dante’s 
Restaurant. He loved fine dining whether he was 
preparing the meal or just enjoying a nice 
glass of wine, it made him a natural in the 
restaurant business. 

He was very athletic and went for a daily jog. 
Mike was also feeling the excitement of home 
ownership with the recent purchase of his first 
house. However, and most importantly, Mike will 
be remembered as a loving brother, caring 
nephew and great friend. 

A memorial service for Mike will be held at 
2:00 p.m. on Friday August 17, 2018 at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren 
where friends may visit for one hour prior to 
the service. 

Mike is survived by his brother Mark Koloskee, 
his aunt & uncle Jeanne & Frank Feo, his uncle 
William Horvath, and many other relatives and 
friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father in 2002 
and his mother in 1991.


Thursday August 15, 2019

Betty Charlene Cook

March 3, 1933 - August 13, 2019

Obituary

Betty “Charlene” Cook, 86, entered into glory 
on August 13, 2019. Charlene was born on March 
3, 1933 in Warren to Charles & Lena (Froman) 
Paul, Sr. Charlene graduated from Howland High 
School. 

Her love for the Lord was a part of her daily 
life. She was a member of First Baptist Church 
of Niles since 1950. Charlene had a beautiful 
voice and loved to sing. She was a member of 
the church choir for 65 years, often performing 
solos. Charlene served as a Sunday School & 
Vacation Bible School teacher for the 
preschoolers for many years. She was also a 
part of the adult Sunday school class and 
Women’s Missionary Fellowship. 
Charlene entertained and lead singing for her 
fellow residents of The Manor at Autumn Hill. 

She leaves behind several cousins and many 
cherished friends. Charlene was preceded in 
death by her husband Joseph “Joe” Cook, her 
daughter Deborah Mauro, her sister Clover 
Allan, and her brothers Chuck, Jack, Dwight and 
Glen Paul. 

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 
August 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren where 
friends may visit for one hour prior to the 
service. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 
be made to the First Baptist Church of Niles 
Building Fund.


Thursday August 15, 2019

John J. Yuhaniak

OCTOBER 13, 1931 ~ AUGUST 13, 2019(AGE 87)

Salem-

John J. Yuhaniak, 87, died Tuesday August 13, 
2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation 
Center after a brief illness.

He was born October 13, 1931 in Amsterdam, 
Ohio, the youngest of five sons of Thomas and 
Mary Yuhaniak.  The family moved to Salem in 
1933, and he was a 1949 graduate of Salem High 
School.

John was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army 
during the Korean Conflict.  He was stationed 
at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C., where he met 
his wife Donna.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.  
John loved music, especially polkas.

He also loved spending time with his family and 
enjoyed many visits with them at Walt Disney 
World.  He retired in 2009 from Lincoln Machine 
Company as a co-owner with his brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the 
former Donna Lorraine Elkins, whom he married 
September 14, 1955; three children, Terri 
Yuhaniak of Stow, John Michael Yuhaniak of 
Salem, and Nancy (Brian) Rapp of Granville, 
Ohio; five grandchildren, John Jr., Glenn, 
Paul, Kellee, and Joseph; a great-grandson, 
Luke; and a brother, Alex (Bea) Yuhaniak of 
Salem.

 

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death 
by three brothers, Leonard, Joseph, and Thomas 
Yuhaniak; and a sister-in-law, Virginia 
Yuhaniak.

A graveside service will be held, Monday, 
August 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery 
Chapel, with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating.  
Military Honors will be provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard.

Friends and family will be received Monday from 
10:00- 11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial.

The family thanks the staff at Brookdale of 
Salem for their excellent care.

To view John’s obituary or to send condolences 
visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

Margaret Ann Eckels

September 3, 1938 - August 12, 2019


Obituary

ARGARET ANN ECKELS AGE 80	
	North Jackson- A Memorial Mass will be 
held at 10am Monday August 19, at Our Lady of 
Lebanon Shrine in North Jackson for Margaret 
Eckels who died Monday at her residence. 
Margaret was born September 3, 1938 in 
Johnstown PA the daughter of Joseph Hayden and 
Margaret (Byland) Sherry. 

Margaret was a member of Our Lady Of Lebanon 
Shrine and Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic 
Church in North Jackson. She was very active in 
both parishes helping with dinners. 

She is survived by her children; Jake (Patty) 
Eckels of North Jackson, Kathryn Ann Beatty of 
North Jackson, Jacqueline (Ray) Budrevich of 
Niles , Rebecca Lynn (Kevin) Hood of North 
Jackson, grandchildren David Alexander Beatty 
and Brittney Lindsey Beatty. Margaret is also 
survived by her sister Mary Gallo of Nicktown 
PA. and brother Paul Sherry of Clymer PA. She 
was preceded in death by her husband William 
whom she married October 31, 1964, who died 
October 6, 2013 her parents and brother John 
Sherry. 

The Eckels family request in lieu of flowers 
donations be made to the Shrine in Margaret’s 
memory.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

William M. Downey

July 22, 1926 - August 13, 2019

Obituary

William Michael Downey, 93, died Tuesday night, 
Aug. 13, 2019, at his home in North Lima. 

He was born July 22, 1926, the son of James 
Patrick and Julia Welsh Downey. He was their 
sixth son and ninth child and at the time of 
his birth he was recognized as the biggest baby 
born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Youngstown. 
He spent his boyhood on baseball diamonds 
throughout the city. He played shortstop and 
often participated as the youngest player on 
many teams. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
Anxious to join his brothers and sister in the 
war effort, he enlisted as soon as he could. He 
was training in California for overseas when 
the war ended, and he was discharged in July 
1946. 

After the war, he attended Shepherd College 
(University) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 
where he continued playing baseball. He 
graduated in 1951. His baseball career included 
a tryout and signing with the Philadelphia 
Athletics. He played in the minor leagues. 

While at Shepherd College, he met Virginia 
Higgs of Hyattsville, Maryland. They were 
married June 14, 1952, and spent their early 
married years in Washington, D.C. 

He earned his teaching certificate and taught 
social studies and physical education at 
Surrattsville High School, Clinton, Maryland. 
He later joined the administration for Prince 
George’s County Schools, Maryland, working as 
assistant supervisor for transportation and 
helping oversee the largest school bus fleet in 
the nation. 

In 1959, he and his young family moved to their 
home on the Chesapeake Bay in Franklin Manor, 
Maryland. He was active in neighborhood events 
and enjoyed many years of boating, crabbing, 
and hosting extended family in the bayside 
community. He was a longtime member of Our Lady 
of Sorrows, Owensville, Maryland. He and 
Virginia moved to Shepherd of the Valley, 
Poland (North Lima), in October 2017. 

He is survived by Virginia, his wife of 67 
years; three daughters, Nancy J. Spinney of 
Solomons Island, MD, Kathleen V. Terreri of 
Lake Milton, and Anne-Marie Downey of Boardman; 
his son-in-law, Daniel J. Terreri of Lake 
Milton; eight beloved grandchildren, Matt 
(Ashley) Spinney of Lusby, MD, Michael (Sheida) 
Spinney of Philadelphia, Kyle (Faith) Terreri 
of North Jackson, Danielle (Shawn) Fallon of 
Powell, Jillian (Zachary) Zimmer of Madeira, 
Claire Tinkler of Columbus, Patrick Tinkler of 
Columbus, and Laura Rose Tinkler of Boardman, 
and eight great-grandchilden. 

He also is survived by his brother- and sister-
in-law Donald and Grace (Day) Higgs of 
Dunwoody, Ga.; brother- and sister-in-law Gerry 
and Debby Higgs of Gainesville, Va; and many 
nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his 
brothers, James (Bud), Donald, John (Jack), 
Edward and Patrick, and his sisters Rose Mary 
Sadler, Kathleen Elenz and Julie Glenellen. 

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. 
until 9:45 a.m. at St. Christine Parish, 3165 
S. Schenley, Youngstown, followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Boardman Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
his name to local food banks or the Salvation 
Army.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

Norman B. Esterly

July 11, 1930 - August 12, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services celebrating the life of Norman 
B. Esterly Jr., 89, will be held at 1 PM 
Thursday, August 15, at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel.

 Norman passed away Monday morning, August 12, 
2019 at Omni Manor. He was born July 11, 1930 
in Columbiana, Ohio the son of Norman B. Sr. 
and Bessie (Greenawalt) Esterly.

 He was a graduate of Columbiana High School 
class of 1951 and served as in the Antiaircraft 
division of the US Army during the Korean War. 
Norman retired as a High Lift Driver with NRM 
in Columbiana. He was a member of the former 
Mahoning United Methodist Church. 

His wife the former Isabel June Davis, whom he 
married July 22, 1976, passed away January 29, 
2016.

 Norman leaves his son Timothy E. Esterly and 
his wife Karen of Boardman, two grandchildren, 
Benjamin Esterly and his wife Cayleigh, and 
Emily Esterly, one great granddaughter, Adeline 
Mae Esterly, and one niece Melodee Johnson.

 Besides his parents, Norman was preceded in 
death by one brother, Merle Esterly, and two 
sisters, Lois Hivley and an infant sister Hazel 
Esterly. 

Friends may call from 12 noon until 1 PM 
Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home Canfield 
Chapel were services will begin at 1 PM.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

William J. Wheatley

DECEMBER 23, 1940 ~ AUGUST 13, 2019 (AGE 78)

Salem- William J. Wheatley, 78, died Tuesday, 
August 13, 2019 at his residence surrounded by 
his family.

He was born December 23, 1940 in Minerva, a son 
of the late Charles A. and Naomi (Gross) 
Wheatley.  Bill last worked at Miller Holzworth 
and previously at Warren Molded Plastics.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His wife Mary Jo (Ezzi) Wheatley, whom he 
married April 21, 1959, died Oct. 7, 2007.

Survivors include six daughters, Lori J. 
(Angelo) Wardell of Dennison, and Linda (Craig) 
Bowling , Lisa M. (Mark) Hott, Leslie A. 
(Michael) Cover, Liane S. Laizure and Larissa 
L. (Bob Lewis) Wheatley all of Salem; 16 
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one 
brother, Alvin Wheatley of Salem.

Besides his parents and wife, Bill was preceded 
in death by one sister, Wilda Burtcher; and one 
brother, Ronald Wheatley.

Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at 
Stark Memorial with the Rev. Claye Folger 
officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview 
Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held Friday 
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

To view Bill’s obituary or to send condolences 
please visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

Cheryl S. Durm

APRIL 19, 1946 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 73)

  Cheryl S. Durm, age 73, of Alliance, passed 
away at 11:35 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 
her home.

  She was born April 19, 1946 in Alliance, Ohio 
to Arthur and Ruth Miller.

  Cheryl was a high school graduate and 
formerly employed as a nurse’s assistant at 
various nursing homes in the area.

  She enjoyed playing bingo and going shopping. 
She was a member of the former Fraternal Order 
of Eagles Auxiliary Post 2174 and the DAV Post 
No. 50, both in Alliance.

  Survivors include her daughter, Brenda L. 
(Roger) Wade of Littleton, West Virginia; son, 
Brian S. Durm of Alliance; three grandsons, two 
granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; 
sister, Stacia Wilson and brother, Larry 
Miller, both of Alliance; and several nieces 
and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, Jerry L. Durm whom she married May 28, 
1966 and who died March 29, 2005; and three 
brothers.

  Family will receive friends from 11-Noon 
Saturday, August 17th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.  Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance Ohio, 
44601. 


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Carolyn A. Reed

September 25, 1935 - August 8, 2019

Obituary

Carolyn A. Reed, 83, passed away on August 8, 
2019 at O’Brien Memorial Health Care Center. 
Carolyn was born on September 25, 1935 in 
Clarksburg, WV to John & Carolyn (Vingle) 
Tylus. 

On September 18, 1955, Carolyn was united in 
marriage to Thomas Reed, Sr. who preceded her 
in death on January 30, 1995. 

She spent her career working as a receptionist 
for American Welding. 

When Carolyn wasn’t working, she was frequently 
found enjoying the bright lights of the casino. 
Whether she was betting on the horse races or 
at the craps table, Carolyn was sure to be 
smiling and having fun. However, she will be 
remembered most for being a loving wife and 
mother. 

A memorial service for Carolyn will be held at 
12:00 p.m. on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, 
where friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. prior to the service. 

Carolyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-
law Thomas Jr. & Denise Reed as well as many 
nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she 
was preceded in death by her parents and 
sisters: Bernadette, Minehart, Bernice 
Poniewasz, Mary Ferdeber and Adeline 
Brzezinski.



Tuesday August 13, 2019

Virginia I. Shaffer

December 9, 1942 - August 11, 2019

Obituary

Virginia I. Shaffer, 76, passed at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center on August 11, 2019. 
Virginia was born on December 9, 1942 in 
Burghill to Abe & Florence (Chamberlain) 
McKay. 

On February 23, 1962, Virginia was united in 
marriage to William Lee Shaffer, Sr who 
survives. 

She spent her career working as a press 
operator for Target Stamping in Kinsman; 
retiring after 28 years in October of 2004. 

Private services will be held. 
Besides her husband of 57 years, Virginia is 
survived by her children Christina (Gerardo) 
Pleasant and Walter A. Shaffer; 6 
grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her 
brother Robert McKay and her sister Nancy 
Varner. She was preceded in death by her 
children William L. Shaffer, Jr and Cynthia L. 
Coons, her brother LeRoy McKay, her sisters 
Grace McKay and Margaret Seckler and her 
parents. 

Memorial Donations can be directed to the 
American Cancer Society.


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Robert L. Sponsler

November 9, 1934 - August 10, 2019


Obituary

: Robert L. Sponsler, Sr., 84, passed away at 
his home on August 10, 2019. Robert was born on 
November 9, 1934 in Reedsville, WV to Hudson & 
Martha (Good) Sponsler. 

On October 17, 1955, Robert united in marriage 
to the former Shirley Hamrick, who survives. 

Robert spent his career working assembly for GM 
before his retirement. 

A true outdoorsman, Robert was routinely found 
in his gardens, on the lake fishing and in the 
woods hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking, and 
turning unfinished chunks of trees into 
beautiful wooden items. His outgoing and 
talkative personality lent him to make friends 
wherever he went. However, Robert will be 
remembered most as a loving husband, father, 
grandfather and brother. 

Cremation has taken place and there will be no 
formal services. 

Besides his wife of 63 years, Robert is 
survived by his children: Robin (Paul) Wells, 
Robert Sponsler, Jr., Cynthia Smith, Martha 
Severt and Nick Sponsler; 9 grandchildren; 13 
great-grandchildren; his brother Virgil Tate 
and his sister Gloria Tate as well as many 
other relatives. He was preceded in death by 
his daughter Retha Okernick, his brother Hudson 
Sponsler, his sisters Glarea Clary and Violet 
Chips, and his parents.


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Kallai P. Datha

MARCH 31, 1959 ~ AUGUST 9, 2019(AGE 60)

  Kallai P. Datha, age 60, of Alliance passed 
away at  4:55 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019 at 
Aultman Hospital.

  He was born March 31, 1959 in Canton, Ohio 
and attended Canton Public Schools.

  A U.S. Army veteran, he was formerly employed 
as a truck driver for Creation Crafts.

  Kallai was an active member of Maranatha 
Church. He enjoyed helping others, volunteering 
at Indian River in Massillon; and loved to make 
people smile. He was also active with the 
Alliance Men’s Challenge.

  Survivors include his son, Kallai L. Datha, 
of Alliance; granddaughters, Kaylee-Jo and 
Alexandra; two brothers; one sister; and 
several nieces and nephews.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, 
August 16, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Caldwell 
officiating. Family will receive friends Friday 
morning from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Forrest Hill Cemetery in 
Canton.  Memorial Contributions may be made to 
Marantha Church of God, 14289 Edison St. NE, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 
44601. 


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Obituary for Mildred F. Bower

Mildred F. (Crawford) Bower, 89, of Beloit, 
passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:32 
am at the Roush House in Homeworth.

Born on September 26, 1929 in Kent, Ohio to 
Carole and Sara (Hill) Crawford, she lived in 
the Lisbon, Rogers, Beloit and Alliance areas 
all of her life.

A 1947 graduate of Rogers High School, she was 
employed at Krogers, Rudolph's Grocery, and 
Dairy Queen.
She attended the Sebring Friends Church.

Mildred enjoyed bowling, loved to travel and 
play bingo, collected beanie babies, and loved 
her puppy, Jimmy.
Survivors include her son, John Bower of 
Beloit; daughter, Linda (Ken) Loy of Alliance; 
five grandchildren, Ken (Heidi) Loy, Dusty 
(Diana) Loy, Adam (Amy) Bower, Aaron (Sheryl) 
Bower and Kelly (Keith) Hall; seven great-
grandchildren, Zack Loy, Kadence Dibert, Ian 
Dibert, Izik Bower, Mackenzie Woolf, Drake 
Mason and Bayleigh Mason; a brother, Bill 
(Charlotte) Crawford of Rogers; and several 
nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Archie 
Bower; son, James C. Bower; her granddaughter, 
Heather L. Dibert; her daughter-in-law, Maryann 
Bower; two brothers, Carole "Bud" Crawford, Jr. 
and Robert Crawford; and her parents.

Private Funeral Services will be held.

You are invited to view Mildred's tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

 

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the 
family of Mildred F. Bower please visit 
our Sympathy Store.


Monday August 12, 2019

Betty June (Shepherd) Gray

DECEMBER 13, 1933 ~ AUGUST 9, 2019(AGE 85)


  Betty June (Shepherd) Gray, age 85, of 
Alliance, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at 
her home.

  She was born December 13, 1933, in Miami, 
Florida to John and Mozell (Williams) Shepherd.

  Betty loved attending Feed My Sheep 
Ministries. She was always an encourager, very 
uplifting and brave in everything she did.

  She will be forever loved and missed by her 
family, especially her daughters, Theresa 
(Gray) Monroe and Vanessa “DD” Gray; 
granddaughters, Tasha and Sierra Gray; and a 
host of nieces, nephews and friends.

  In addition to her parents, Betty was 
preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, 
Harold “Bishop” Gray, whom she married December 
11, 1954 and who died August 12, 2010; sons, 
Clifford “Lucky” Gray, George E. Gray, and 
Christopher Gray.

  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby 
Williams officiating. Friends may call the hour 
prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to Feed My 
Sheep Ministries, 114 E. Main St., Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Monday August 12, 2019

Bertha Mae Conley Rohleder
NOVEMBER 27, 1925 ~ AUGUST 12, 2019 (AGE 93)

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Bertha Mae Conley Rohleder passed away on 
Monday, August 12, 2019 at her apartment at 
Copeland Oaks in Sebring.

Bertha was born November 27, 1925 in Penland, 
NC to Grover Cleveland Conley, Sr. and Emma 
Young Conley.

She worked as a telephone operator for Southern 
Bell Telephone Co. in Charlotte, NC until her 
marriage to Howard Rohleder, Sr. in November 
1956. They resided in Garden City, MI. She 
subsequently worked for Michigan Bell Telephone 
Co./AT&T in Plymouth, MI until her retirement 
in 1989. She moved to Copeland Oaks Retirement 
Community in Sebring, OH in 2000.

She is survived by her son Howard (Susan) 
Rohleder of Salem, OH, two grandchildren Kevin 
(Jennifer) Rohleder of Herndon, VA and Laura 
(Greg) Saalfeld of Cincinnati, OH and four 
great grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband 
Howard on November 14, 1975 and her brother 
John Conley.

Per her request, there will be no calling 
hours. Her ashes will be returned to the place 
of her birth in North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem 
Regional Medical Center Foundation, 1995 E. 
State Street, Salem, OH 44460 or The Oaks 
Foundation at Copeland Oaks, 800 S. 15th 
Street, Sebring, OH 44672.

Professional arrangements were handled by the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com

Donations may be made to:
The Oaks Foundation at Copeland Oaks
800 S. 15th Street, Sebring OH 44672

Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation
1995 E. State St, Salem OH 44460

Monday August 12, 2019

Gerald E. Shroyer

MAY 18, 1941 ~ AUGUST 11, 2019 (AGE 78)

Gerald E. Shroyer, age 78, formerly of 
Louisville, died at Noon Sunday, August 11, 
2019 at Auburn Skilled Nursing Home in Salem.

  He was born May 18, 1941, in Canton, Ohio to 
Earl and Martha (Foltz) Shroyer.

  A service will be held in the chapel at 
Marlboro Cemetery at 11 a.m., Friday, August 
16, 2019 with Pastor Ed Harnish officiating 
with interment to follow.

   Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. 



Monday August 12, 2019

Kallai Datha

MARCH 31, 1959 ~ MARCH 9, 1959


  Kallai P. Datha, age 60, of Alliance passed 
away at  4:55 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019 at 
Aultman Hospital.

  He was born March 31, 1959 in Canton, Ohio 
and attended Canton Public Schools.

  A U.S. Army veteran, he was formerly employed 
as a truck driver for Creation Crafts.

  Kallai was an active member of Maranatha 
Church. He enjoyed helping others, volunteering 
at Indian River in Massillon; and loved to make 
people smile. He was also active with the 
Alliance Men’s Challenge.

  Survivors include his son, Kallai L. Datha, 
of Alliance; granddaughters, Kaylee-Jo and 
Alexandra; two brothers; one sister; and 
several nieces and nephews.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, 
August 16, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Caldwell 
officiating. Family will receive friends Friday 
morning from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Forrest Hill Cemetery in 
Canton.  Memorial Contributions may be made to 
Marantha Church of God, 14289 Edison St. NE, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

  Arrangements are with Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. 


Monday August 12, 2019

JoAnne Sprouse

September 14, 1937 - August 11, 2019

Obituary

BROOKFIELD- JoAnne Sprouse, age 81, passed away 
August 11, 2019 at her residence surrounded by 
her family. 

JoAnne was born September 14, 1937 in Mahan, 
West Virginia to the late Billy Ray and Luella 
(Mink) Martin. 

She will be dearly missed by her daughter Lisa 
(Chuck) Matthews; three sons, Jeff (Debbie) 
Sprouse, Steve (Lisa) Sprouse, and Mike (Tammy) 
Sprouse; eight grandchildren, a sister Zelda 
Martin, and brother JC Martin. 
Besides her parents, JoAnne is preceded in 
death by her beloved husband Chuck, and her 
brothers Billy Ray Martin and Jack Martin. 

Friends may call 4-6PM Wednesday, August 14th 
at the Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 
Warren-Sharon Rd. Brookfield, Ohio 44403 where 
the funeral service will begin at 6PM with 
Pastor Michael Byus officiant. Interment in 
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in 
Rittman. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St. 
Canfield, Ohio 44406


Monday August 12, 2019

Jerome H. Banaszak
February 20, 1944 - July 23, 2019

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Jerome Banaszak, 75, formerly of Cortland, OH, 
passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in The 
Villages, Florida. 

Born February 20, 1944, in the Pittsburgh area, 
Jerome was the son of the late Walter and Ann 
(Melnik) Banaszak. 

Prior to retirement, Jerome was employed by 
Sharon Schools as a Teacher. He was also the 
Head Basketball Coach for Sharon High School 
and Niles High School. Jerome was an avid 
golfer and always enjoyed watching basketball 
and Steelers football, and playing cards with 
his close friends. 

Jerome is survived by his wife Pamela, son Bart 
Banaszak of Howland; his step-sons Matthew 
(Jennifer) Dobransky of Twinsburg and Mark 
(Amy) Dobransky of Columbus; his brother 
Richard (Alberta) Banaszak of Pittsburgh; his 
granddaughters Alyssa and Kayla Dobransky; his 
first wife Shirley Banaszak (Weekly); and 
sixteen nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, Jerome is preceded in 
death by his second wife, Treva Banaszak 
(Wagner) and his brother Walter Banaszak. 

Family and friends may call on Thursday, August 
15th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel. A Memorial Service 
celebrating his life will immediately follow at 
12:00 PM. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday August 12, 2019

Mary Ann Savon Gednetz

September 27, 1929 - August 12, 2019

Obituary

Mary Ann Savon Gednetz, 89, passed away on 
Monday, with her family by her side, at her 
son’s residence in Boardman. 

Born September 27, 1929 in Youngstown, Mary Ann 
is the daughter of the late William H. and 
Annebelle (Furden) Byers. 

Mary Ann was a graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School. Prior to retirement, she worked as 
a Supervisor for Sateri Home and Ron Joy. She 
was a member of Four Mile Run Christian Church. 
She loved to shop, travel and spend time with 
her family. She was creative and enjoyed 
sharing her talents through her ceramics and 
“home decorating parties.” 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by first husband Eugene R. Savon, whom she 
married October 23, 1948 and died November 19, 
1981, her second husband Paul F. Gednetz, whom 
she married 1989 and died January 18, 2001; her 
sons Ronald W. Savon and Raymond H. Savon; her 
brother John Byers and a sister Matilda 
Childs. 

Mary Ann is survived by her sons Robert E. 
(Sheree) Savon of Youngstown and Richard Savon 
of Boardman; her grandchildren Jennifer Latell 
of Boardman, Nathan (Jessica) Savon of 
Columbiana, Josh (Amanda) Upright of 
Austintown, and Jennifer Upright of Youngstown; 
her great-granddaughters Riley, Mikayla, and 
Bree; and her daughter-in-law Mary Lou Savon. 

Family and friends will be received on Friday, 
August 16 at Green Haven Memorial Gardens from 
12:00-1:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held 
immediately following at 1:00PM.


Monday August 12, 2019

Grace Marie Mincher

October 24, 1927 - August 11, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 
16, 2019 at 11:00 at Jubilee Christian 
Fellowship in Canfield, Ohio, with Pastor 
Jeffrey H Mincher officiating for Grace M 
Mincher, 91, who passed away Sunday, August 11, 
2019 at Mercy Health Hospital in Youngstown, 
Ohio.

Grace, affectionately known as “Amazing Grace”, 
was born 10/24/27, in Boardman to parents 
George D and Emma C Wright. She attended all 
twelve years in the same Boardman School 
Building, graduating in 1945. Grace spent her 
lifetime caring for her loved ones – her 
husband, children and grandchildren. The two 
most important things in her life were her 
family and her faith. She was president of 
Kirkmere Elementary School PTA, Room Mother for 
all 4 children, a Bluebird and Campfire Girl 
leader, Cub Scout leader, active with Boardman 
Band and Orchestra Parents, Coordinator for 
Vacation Bible School, Benevolence Chairman, 
and Secretary/Treasurer for Jubilee Christian 
Fellowship for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling 
with her husband and children. 

Grace was married to the love of her life, 
Herbert A Mincher, in 1951, and celebrated 67 
wonderful years together before he passed away 
on May 6, 2018. She leaves 3 children, Melinda 
M Davies of Austintown, Karen L Mincher of The 
Villages, FL, and Pastor Jeffrey H Mincher of 
Boardman, and daughter-in-law Diana L Mincher 
of Austin TX; 3 grandchildren Joshua (Crystal) 
Mincher, Sarah (Christopher) Vaughn, Rachel 
(Zach Silver), and 5 great-grandchildren, 
Ethan, Emma and Wyatt Mincher, Penelope Vaughn, 
and Judah Silver. 

Grace also leaves her sisters Doris Vangeloff 
of Youngstown, Elva Easton of Boardman and 
Georgia (Jack) Crytzer of Riviera Beach, FL. 
Besides her parents, Grace was preceded in 
death by her husband, Herbert A Mincher, a son, 
Douglas J Mincher, and a brother George D 
Wright. 

Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 on 
Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Lane Funeral 
Home in Canfield. A Funeral Service will be at 
11:00 on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Jubilee 
Christian Fellowship, with calling hours from 
10:00 to 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations 
made be made to Jubilee Christian Fellowship, 
Canfield, Ohio.


Monday August 12, 2019

Patricia Surridge

November 30, 1930 - August 9, 2019

Obituary

CANFIELD-Patricia Surridge, 88, passed away 
after a brief illness Friday morning, August 9, 
2019 at The Inn at Walker Mill. She was born 
November 30, 1930 in Youngstown, the daughter 
of Floyd and Vivian (Atkinson) Murphy. 

Pat was a bookkeeper for her husband Donald’s 
medical practice in North Jackson, retiring in 
1990. She was a graduate of South High School 
and had attended the Dana School of Music at 
YSU. 

Pat was a former member of St. John’s Episcopal 
Church and a former member and officer of the 
Ohio Osteopathic Auxiliary. She was an active 
member of the PTA. Pat loved spending time with 
her family. She enjoyed meeting friends in 
Hermitage, PA, where they would play the organ. 
She had a special love for her pets and all 
animals. Pat’s husband of 47 years, Dr. Donald 
Surridge, whom she married June 5, 1954, died 
June 6, 2001. 

She is survived by her daughters, Vicki L. 
(Dwayne) Merrick of Diamond and Wendy L. 
(Jerry) Brandt of Circle Pines, MN and her 
grandchildren, David (Liana) Merrick of 
Cranberry Township, PA and Helen Brandt of 
Owego, NY. She was preceded in death by her 
parents and husband. 

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel 
followed by a brief Memorial Service at 8 p.m. 
Memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be 
given to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. Range Rd. 
Canfield, OH 44406 or to National Wildlife 
Federation, P.O. Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 
22116.


Monday August 12, 2019

Isabella Rosetta (Rogers) Hohnhorst

OCTOBER 31, 1933 ~ AUGUST 9, 2019(AGE 85)

  Isabella Rosetta (Rogers) Hohnhorst, age 85, 
a more recent resident of the Copeland Oaks 
Senior Community in Sebring, Ohio passed away 
on Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home on 
Preston Lane, at Copeland Oaks, Sebring, Ohio 
after a serious, short illness.

  She was born October 31, 1933 in Dunbar, East 
Lothian, Scotland to Herbert W. and Janet T. 
(McKenzie) Rogers. Her father was an English 
Cavalry Soldier stationed at Dunbar and her 
mother was the daughter of a local North Sea 
fisherman. Isabella was one of three children, 
all of whom were separated by the unfortunate 
death of their mother in childbirth during the 
Great Depression when Isabella was just 
eighteen months old. Isabella was brought up by 
her father and her paternal grandmother in the 
village of Garsington on the Hill, an ancient 
and historic village some eight miles east of 
Oxford, England. She attended school at 
Garsington and started work at fourteen at the 
local post office. Her older brother, Earnest 
Rodgers was raised by his maternal grandmother 
in Dunbar, Scotland while her younger brother 
was adopted, renamed and raised in Norfolk, 
England. Her younger brother became Kenneth 
Mayers of Suffolk, England at or near the town 
of Ipswich.

  Isabella worked at the Royal Post Office 
until on October 8, 1955 she found the love of 
her life, a young American Airman who was 
stationed at the Upper Heyford Royal Airforce 
Station north of Oxford, England. She was 
lovely, vivacious and outgoing young lady and 
after six months her intended had convinced her 
to marry him. They were married at St. Francis 
of Assisi Catholic Church in Cowley, Oxford on 
April 14, 1956. In accordance with her 
grandmother’s teachings she took “good care of 
her husband” since she was nineteen.

  The couple took a month’s honeymoon and made 
a round robin trip fully around the Isle from 
Land’s End up through Wales and on north to 
John O’Groats in the far north of her country 
of birth in Scotland, retuning along the East 
Coast and the North Sea to live in the small 
village of Tackley, Oxon where they began their 
life for the next several years. In 1958, when 
Terrence became a Sergeant, they moved onto the 
Air Base and lived in NCO on-base housing for 
another two years before coming in late 1959 to 
America to love on her husband’s family farm in 
Deerfield, Ohio that they had purchased 
previously from his father and mother who moved 
to Florida.

  Together they farmed the 160 acre farm in 
Deerfield while Terrence, her husband, worked 
off the farm in Engineering and Land Surveying 
for various governmental agencies until he 
established his own consulting engineering firm 
in 1970. In 1970, they build a new home on an 
eighteen acre section of the farm, after 
cutting the farm into sellable parcels sold the 
farmhouse to an old employee of his firm. That 
couple had four children of minor ages.

  Isabella and her husband had no children but 
were very active in the lives of the 
neighboring family’s children, taking them 
individually to Canada and to various 
activities, such as, the Ice Capades and the 
Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as, travels 
to museums and other educational and 
entertainment venues.

  In addition to her parents, her paternal 
grandmother and aunt who raised her, Isabella 
was preceded in death by her two brothers, 
Earnest Rogers and Kenneth Mayers (Rogers); her 
brothers-in-law, Laurence and Martin Hohnhorst; 
and her mother and father-in-law, Sarah E. and 
Herman Dudley Hohnhorst.

  She is survived by her loving husband of 63 
plus years, a semi-retired consulting civil 
engineer; she also leaves two sisters-in-law; a 
number of nieces and nephews, as well a number 
of great nieces and nephews of the Rogers and 
Mayers families on her side, and Audrey Young, 
her best friend of her youth, all living in 
London. On her husband’s side there are her 
husband’s remaining younger sister, Ellen 
Patricia (Hohnhorst) Cusumano of Florida and 
many nieces and nephews all living in America.

  Isabella loved animals; she and her husband 
acquired two poodles in Great Britain while 
living on the Air Base and brought them to 
America with them. Her favorite was the male 
named Duke of the Isles, registered with the 
British Kennel Club and who became her constant 
companion. Duke was her great helper on the 
farm when rounding up chickens or seeing-off 
groundhogs in the orchard.

  Isabella was a natural artist and craftsman, 
learning complex knitting patterns when she was 
about four years of age. She became proficient 
as a tailor, as well as, with general arts and 
crafts, moving on to ceramic and porcelain 
dolls from pouring molds to cleaning and firing 
the pieces to painting and re-firing to 
designing and making the final clothes for the 
figures. Isabella had a natural knack of 
understanding the details; she could 
immediately discern a small error in knitting 
or crocheting and was the fastest of all in her 
knitting, able to talk with club members as she 
knit almost like a machine. She often found 
errors in the written knitting or crocheting 
patterns and immediately saw the correct 
procedure that was intended. In her spare time, 
she studied stained glass work and made various 
pieces, including a spectacular example for 
their bathroom window.

  Isabella was a member of women’s local hobby 
club who met monthly at alternating homes. Here 
she was often asked to “figure something out” 
in the progress of a member’s project. She did 
this service many times and became the “person 
to go to” among her friends. She also joined 
the local Red Hat Society that met for lunch 
monthly. Isabella enjoyed socializing with her 
friends here in America.

  In the year 2015, Isabella determined that at 
age 82, she would not have to mow grass any 
longer so the couple moved the Copeland Oaks in 
Sebring, Ohio for a less strenuous life. She 
loved her new home, called a “villa’ and 
continued with her general hobbies and their 
travels until her demise.

  Isabella will be placed in the couple’s one 
grave site in Deerfield Cemetery in the village 
where they had lived together for 56 years. Her 
husband Terrence is to be placed in the same 
single plot when he goes so that they will be 
together again. Terrence had kept Isabella “on 
a pedestal” ever since he and she became as 
one. Terrence had promised Isabella that she 
could go first so she would not be alone in 
this far away land not her own and that he 
would plod on down the road as far as he could 
go and her would look for her and rejoin her on 
the other side if she will just wait inside the 
gates as she promised.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 
44601. 


Monday August 12, 2019

John Anthony Zamora

DECEMBER 2, 1955 ~ AUGUST 10, 2019(AGE 63)

SALEM – John Anthony Zamora, age 63 died at 
11:53a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center.  He was born 
December 2, 1955 in Salem the son of the late 
John and Fay (Kenst) Zamora.  John was Catholic 
by faith.

Survivors include three sisters, Patty 
(Charles) Marple of Pompano, Florida, Joanne 
(Larry) Lottman of Salem and Mary Zamora of San 
Antonio, Texas and a brother, Gilbert (Grace) 
Zamora of San Antonio, Texas.

A sister, Janice M. Brockman also preceded him 
in death.

No services or calling hours to be held.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


Monday August 12, 2019

Obituary for Rose Sarchione
Rose Sarchione, 97, of Alliance, died on 
Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:10 am at her home 
in Alliance, Ohio. 
Rose's family is currently composing her 
obituary, which will be posted here once 
completed. 

Monday August 12, 2019

Obituary for Joyce Nadine Brooks

Joyce Nadine (Unkefer) Brooks, 91, of 
Barberton, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 
2019 at Pleasant View Health Care Center in 
Barberton, Ohio.
Born on March 5, 1928 in East Canton to Oscar 
“Glenn” and Gertrude E. (Faulk) Unkefer, she 
lived in Alliance for most of her life.

Joyce was a member of the First Christian 
Church and was previously employed at W.J. Egli 
Co.

She lived in Alliance from 1946 until 2014 when 
she moved to Barberton to be close to her son.

Her family would like to thank the staff at 
Pleasant View Health Care Center and Crossroads 
Hospice for the care they gave to Joyce.

Survivors include her son, John R. (Eileen) 
Brooks of Barberton; two brothers, Carl (Nancy) 
Unkefer and Robert (Bonnie) Unkefer all of 
Canton; a step-daughter, Linda Brooks of 
Alliance; six grandchildren, Aaron (Sara) 
Brooks, Monica (Ryan) Posgai, Audra (Jeff) 
Branham, Alyse Brooks, Laura Brooks and Katrina 
Brooks; three step-grandchildren, Heidi 
(Dennis) Shreve, David (Carla) Brooks and Sarah 
(Vance) Harrison; four great-grandchildren, Ava 
Brooks, Adelyn Brooks, Alexander Posgai and 
Jocelyn Posgai; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Wilbur 
Dale Brooks, who passed away on August 28, 
1979; a son, James Dale Brooks; her parents; 
two brothers, Roy (Imogene) Unkefer and Ray 
(Mabel) Unkefer; and a step-son, Kenneth 
Brooks.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 
August 14, 2019 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Her 
Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am with Sue 
DeHoff, of First Christian Church, officiating. 
Burial will immediately follow at Highland 
Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions are suggested to First 
Christian Church, 1141 W. Beech St., Alliance, 
OH 44601 or to the Stark County Humane 
Society, www.starkhumane.org, 5100 Peach St. 
NE, Louisville, OH 44641.
You are invited to view Joyce's tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

 


Sunday August 11, 2019

Carol J. Barhoover

June 26, 1950 - August 7, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND- Carol J. Barhoover, age 69, passed 
away August 7, 2019 at the Hospice House in 
Poland. 

Carol was born June 26, 1950 in Akron to the 
late George and Margaret (Savanyu) Snyder. She 
was a 1968 graduate of Champion High School. 

Carol worked at Packard Electric for 24 years. 
She was an amazing cook. Her family was 
paramount, especially her children and 
grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Carol is survived by her husband of 39 years, 
John Barhoover; her five sons, Douglas (Kathy 
Lucas) Barhoover, Kenneth (Beth) Barhoover, 
Timothy Barhoover, JR (Michelle) Barhoover and 
Christopher Barhoover; her beloved 
grandchildren, Jack, Eve, Payton and Cody. She 
also leaves a brother Robert Snyder, a nephew 
Mark Snyder and a niece Kate Snyder. 

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Lane 
Funeral Home Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
charity of your choice in Carol’s name.


Sunday August 11, 2019

Ryan Epperson

November 28, 1987 - August 11, 2019

Obituary

Warren- Ryan Epperson of Warren, Ohio passed 
away from complications of a pulmonary embolism 
Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 
Youngstown, Ohio.

Ryan was born November 28, 1987 in Mattoon, 
Illinois. He attended Mattoon High School 
through his Sophomore year, He graduated from 
Howland High School in 2006. Ryan was naturally 
funny, he was an Artist, he was also very 
creative. A huge Batman fan and self-proclaimed 
“proud nerd”. He enjoyed his old man interests 
of gardening, feeding and watching birds. 

Ryan was currently working in digital media, he 
enjoyed pod casts and commercials and loved 
doing voice over work. 

Ryan is preceded in death by his maternal 
grandmother, maternal great-grandfather, 
paternal great-grandmother, and father-in-law 
Arthur K. Harris III, and his wife’s 
grandparents. 

Ryan is survived by his wife Jessica Epperson, 
who he married January 22, 2019; his parents 
Kellie and John Burke of Titusville, Florida, 
his brother Kyle Epperson of Titusville, 
Florida, his two beloved nephews Landon and 
Michael, paternal grandparents Mike and Carol 
Burke, great grandmother Betty Robinson, 
mother-in-law Pennie Harris, grandmother-in-law 
Doris Nadiak, sisters-in-law Nicole (Robert) 
Mansfield and Tiffany Harris (fiancée Calum 
Watt); and many aunts, uncles, and many 
cousins. 

Friends may call 5-6PM Tuesday at the Lane 
Funeral Home Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield 
Dr. NE in Warren where a memorial service will 
begin at 6PM with Randi Pappa, Celebrant.


Friday August 09, 2019

Donna Louise Brandon

APRIL 26, 1933 ~ AUGUST 8, 2019 (AGE 86)

  Donna Louise Brandon, age 86, passed away at 
11:20 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Brewster 
Parke in Brewster, Ohio.

  She was born April 26, 1933, the only child 
of Ernest D. and Katie B. (Bell) Brandon and 
grew up on the farm in East Springfield, Ohio.

  She graduated from Jewett High School in 
1950, and in 1963 received her Master’s Degree 
in Science and Reading Specialization.  

  Miss Brandon was a Teacher at Marlington for 
seven years, and Alliance for eight years, 
where she began an elementary reading lab.

  She then moved to the High School Level to 
teach reading and math, and taught at both 
Alliance and Canton South.

  Donna retired in 1998 after 19 years of 
service at Malone University, after teaching 
elementary education and reading lab and taking 
part in the after-school program.

  In 2000, Donna volunteered at Canton Calvary 
Mission and helped form the Mission and 
Tutorial Program. She also served on the Board 
of Directors for eight years and spent the last 
six years with the mission as a food pantry 
intake clerk.

  Donna was a member of Newcomer’s Chapel of 
Pigeon Run United Methodist Church and involved 
in the United Methodist Women serving as 
district officer for the Tuscarawas District.

  She was an avid reader, loved animals, and 
had an amazing collection of more than 300 
Teddy Bears. Donna traveled to 49 states 
including Hawaii with her mother, and to China 
twice with the Ohio Vocational Association.

  She was a longtime member of Delta Kappa 
Gamma Society International, Beta Beta Chapter 
and then Delta Tau Chapter. She was the State 
president Alpha Delta State Ohio 1999-2001. She 
was a member of PEO Sisterhood and the Ohio 
Education Association.

  Survivors include her church family and 
friends, including her dear friend, Jackie 
Bateman.

  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., 
Thursday, August 15th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Kim Vanoster 
officiating.

   A second memorial service will also be held 
at the church at a later date.

  Private interment was at Limaville Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Donna’s honor may be made to Canton Calvary 
Mission, 1345 Gibbs Ave NE, Canton, OH 44705.

   Donna’s friends would like to thank the 
staff of Brewster Parke and Aultman Hospice for 
their compassion and care, especially during 
her final days.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio 
44601. 


Friday August 09, 2019

Marian F. Teets

June 6, 1934 - August 8, 2019

Obituary

Marian F. Teets, 85, of Youngstown, passed away 
on Thursday August 8, 2019, at the Hospice 
House in Poland. 
Born June 6, 1934 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 
she was the daughter of the late David and 
Frances (Spiker) Brooks. 

Marian was a 1952 graduate of Chaney High 
School. After graduating she married Carl E. 
Teets on May 16, 1953. Marian started her 
career working in the offices at U.S. Steel. 
She later worked as a Certified Professional 
Service Representative (CPSR) for Eich Brothers 
Insurance Agency, Inc. for thirty years before 
retiring in 1997. 

Marian attended Old North Church in Canfield. 
She was a board member for Forest Lawn Memorial 
Park Association and a member of the Ladies 
Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 301. 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by her brothers, Albert Brooks and David 
Brooks, her sister, Lois Ross, and her beloved 
cocker spaniel, Spunky. 

Marian is survived by her husband of 66 years, 
Carl; her children, Diane (Tom) Daley and 
Robert (Jill) Teets; her five grandchildren 
Shaun Daley, Renee Daley, Erika Teets, Kevin 
Teets, and Carson Teets; her brother, Joseph 
(Patty) Brooks; and many nieces and nephews 
whom she adored. 

Family and friends will be received Monday, 
August 12 at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel from 10:00AM- 12:00 PM. A Funeral 
Service will be held immediately following at 
12:00 PM.


Friday August 09, 2019

Donald H. Fuller

MAY 24, 1935 ~ AUGUST 7, 2019 (AGE 84)

Donald Hawley Fuller, 84, of Albuquerque, New 
Mexico and formally of Louisville, Ohio died 
Wednesday, August 7th at University Hospitals 
Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio 
following a brief illness.

  Don was born in Youngstown, Ohio on May 24, 
1935 to Roland Hawley and Esther Weller Fuller. 
He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School 
in Youngstown.

  On March 15, 1958 Don married the love of his 
life, Betty Jane Wright. Don retired from 
United Linen Service Company in 1992. He was a 
Christian, a member of the Teamsters Union No. 
377, a former member of Alliance Ohio Lion’s 
Club, Salem Gun Club and Alliance Senior 
Center.

  He is survived by daughter, Kathy Summers 
(Jim), Ron (Nancy); grandchildren, Joe Kandel 
(Crystal), Scott Summers (Tara), Justin Summers 
(Kiana), Nate Fuller (Divya), Kristen Preas 
(Alex); and great-grandchildren, Haylee Kandel, 
Hayden Kandel, Brayden Summers, and Elliott 
Robinson.

  In recent years, Don spent the winters in New 
Mexico and the summers in Ohio. He had many 
friendships over the years, but none as great 
as the friendships he made with his camping 
family at Whispering Pines Campground in 
Atwater, Ohio. Don loved playing his guitar and 
singing with friends, playing cornhole, and 
sharing fellowship. For that, his family will 
be forever grateful.

  Don was an accomplished wood worker. He loved 
to cook, fish, and target shoot where he shot 
the National Record Score of 49-3X in the Match 
141 - 50 Yards Light Bench Rifle in June 2005.

  Preceding him in death are his parents, his 
loving wife Betty, and his sister Dorothy.

  In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude 
Children’s Research Hospital at www.StJude.org.

  It was Don’s wish to be cremated. A private 
Memorial Service will be held.         

  Arrangements are being handled by Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral and Cremation Service 
75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 


Friday August 09, 2019

Herman John Padurean

OCTOBER 13, 1933 ~ AUGUST 8, 2019(AGE 85)


COLUMBIANA – Herman John Padurean, age 85, 
passed away at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 
2019 at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center. He was 
born October 13, 1933 in Petersburg, the son of 
the late Victor and Nora Pearl (Good) Padurean.

He was the former owner of Ye Olde Oaken Bucket 
in Lisbon, a member of the Salem First Baptist 
Church and a 1952 graduate of David Anderson 
High School in Lisbon.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in 
the Panama Canal.

Survivors include three sisters, Winnie 
Halverstadt of Columbiana, Inez Crihfield of 
Bryan, TX and Marge (Gary) Rambo of Leetonia.

Besides his parents, three sisters, Elsie 
Landsberger, Betty Leininger and Judy Chain and 
one brother, Frank Padurean also preceded him 
in death.

Per his request, no service or calling hours 
will be held.

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to 
St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center, 1899 Garfield 
Rd., Columbiana, OH 44408.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Herman’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday August 09, 2019

MARGARET'S OBITUARY

Margaret Arlene (Campbell) Davis  81, of 
Calcutta, died at 8:53 PM Sunday, August 4, 
2019, after a 7-week illness at Blossom Nursing 
and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

 

She was born on October 10, 1937, in Sharon, 
Pa., the daughter of the late Mac and Margaret 
(Crookshaft) Campbell.

 

She had worked as an office manager in a 
medical office.  She was a beautiful musician 
and played with her husband in "Wildfire" and 
"Masters Musicians".  A graduate of Wellsville 
High School, and attended the Yellow Creek 
Presbyterian Church.

 

She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Davis 
whom she married on January 12, 1973, her 
children, Kathleen Lanam and Margaret (Jim) 
Ferrell both of Columbus, Oh., Denise Hatfield 
of Calif., Frederick (Renee) Lanam of 
Westerville and a stepdaughter Michelle (Clem) 
Newman, eight grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren, siblings, Pat (Roger) Dotson of 
Wellsville and Jean Kitchen of Hermitage, Pa.

 

There will be no services held at this time.

 

Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.


Friday August 09, 2019

COURTNEY'S OBITUARY

God took another Angel home on August 2, 2019. 
Courtney Roseann Barnhouse passed away at her 
home in Lisbon, Ohio. She was born February 17, 
1983, in Sale, and spent most of her life 
living in Rogers. She attended Beaver Local 
High School until 2001.

She is survived by her parents Elmer Dale 
Barnhouse J. of Rogers and Annabelle (Sargent) 
Barnhouse of Lisbon. A brother Richard 
Barnhouse of Lisbon and his son Brady of Salem. 
Several aunts, uncles, and cousins from both 
sides of the family and a host of friends and 
acquaintances.

She was a country girl at heart, living a 
simple life. She had a very special bond with 
her mother caring for her over the last several 
years. 

She loved animals of all kinds and loved caring 
for them. She had a fondness of horses, 
ferrets, cats, and dogs. She owned each one of 
them at one point or another in her life.

Courtney will be sadly missed by her friends 
and family.


Friday August 09, 2019

PARMA'S OBITUARY
Parma (Plegge) Silberman 91, of Salem, died at 
5:18 PM Sunday, July 29, at Salem East 
Healthcare Center.

 

She was born on December 23, 1927, in Salem, 
the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Santa) Plegge.

 

She has been back in Salem for the past 20 
years, coming from NewYork. She was Catholic by 
faith. She enjoyed reading, walking, puzzles, 
and quiz type programs that challenge the mind.

 

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by two husbands, and nine siblings, 
Catherine Viola, Frances La Rocca, Lena 
Birtalan, Mary Neisen, Col. John Plegge, 
Anthony Plegge, Willard Plegge, Dominick 
Plegge, and Staff Sgt Joseph Plegge.

 

Donations can be made to the Catherine Viola 
Memorial Fund with the Salem Salvation Army.

 

There will be no services held and burial to be 
in Grandview Cemetery.

 

Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem

Thursday August 08, 2019

BARBARA'S OBITUARY
Barbara May (Jones) Mamrak  79, of Wayne Twp., 
Lisbon died at 4:45 PM Friday, July 26 in the 
emergency room of Salem Regional Medical 
Center.
 
She was born on November 4, 1939, in Tuxedo, 
NY., the daughter of the late Raymond and 
Adelia (Thorpe) Jones.
 
She was a homemaker but assisted her husband 
over the years in various businesses.  She 
enjoyed spending time with all the little 
children.  The fact she liked to cook and 
travel was great.  Her biggest thrill was 
eating chocolate.
 
She is survived by her husband, John A. Mamrak 
Jr., children, Robert Brewer of NJ., Raymond 
Mamrak of NJ., and Susan Mamrak of NJ., 
stepchildren, John (Christine) Mamrak III of 
IL., Deborah (Kirt) Kerzkowski of Pa., Dorothy 
(Bill) Harding of Pa., and Roger A. (Deborah) 
Memrak of Il., sister Gladys (Richard) Stapf, 
fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-
grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by a daughter Mary Ann Mamrak, siblings 
Raymond Jones, Adarian Jones, and Annabelle 
Wilson and one great-grandchild.
 
There will be no services being held at this 
time, Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons funeral and cremation 
services, Salem

Thursday August 08, 2019

Leo Burgess

JUNE 29, 1938 ~ AUGUST 8, 2019 (AGE 81)

  Leo Burgess, age 81, of Sebring, passed away 
at 6:27 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 
Crandall Medical Center.

  He was born June 29, 1938, in Akron, Ohio to 
Leo R. and Elizabeth (Kenney) Burgess.

  Leo had worked as a Walmart Sales Associate.

  He was of the Catholic faith and member of 
the Alliance Senior Center.

  Survivors include his wife, Joy Lee 
(Strecker) Burgess whom he married September 
23, 1978; stepdaughters, Rhonda Hollinger and 
Jodene Porter; several nieces and nephews; 
three step-grandchildren and one step-great-
granddaughter.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and 
two sisters.

  A private memorial service will be held.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Thursday August 08, 2019

Obituary for Maxine Sarah Nolan

Maxine Sarah (Dietz) Nolan, 87, of Alliance, 
went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, 
August 6, 2019 at 6:20 pm at Aultman Alliance 
Community Hospital.

Born on November 13, 1931 in Akron, Ohio to 
Paul and Esther (Sterringer) Dietz, she lived 
in Alliance most of her life.

A 1948 graduate of East Palestine High School, 
Maxine was a member of Alliance First Friends 
Church.

Maxine was employed at Genie Corporation as a 
Technical Advisor and retired in 1997 after 10 
years of service.

Maxine was a Master Sketch Artist and 
Renaissance Painter and won numerous art show 
awards. She was also an art teacher to many 
students in the Alliance area.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey M. Nolan of 
Canton; sister, June Fenlon of Hewitt, TX; 
granddaughter, Jodi Leffler of Hudson; a niece, 
Sheila Hoaglan of Hewitt, TX; two great-
granddaughters, Decklynn Leffler and Lily 
Leffler.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Esther 
(Sterringer) Dietz-Rish; her father, Paul 
Dietz; a son, Joseph Nolan, III; and a brother, 
Paul Dietz, Jr.


There will be no Funeral Services per Maxine’s 
request.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 
Alzheimer’s Association, 4815 Munson St. NW, 
Canton, OH 44718 - www.alz.org/donate .

You are invited to view Maxine's tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories at  
www.sharerfuneralhome.com . Arrangements are by 
the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

 

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the 
family of Maxine Sarah Nolan please visit 
our Sympathy Store.


Wednesday August 07, 2019

Bonnie Gay White

October 31, 1943 - August 6, 2019

Obituary

BERLIN CENTER-Bonnie Gay White, 75, passed away 
Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019 at her 
residence. She was born October 31, 1943 in 
Williams Mountain, West Virginia, a daughter of 
Dell Reed and Mable Irene (Hurley) Williams. 
Bonnie was a loving home-maker, who devoted her 
life to her husband, children, grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. 

She was a member of Lake Milton Church of 
Christ. She enjoyed decorating her home and 
maintained an immaculate house and yard. Bonnie 
especially enjoyed spending time with her 
family. 

She also enjoyed attending craft shows, 
scrapbooking, playing Yahtzee, cards and other 
games and loved listening to music and dancing. 
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 57 years, 
Dallas White, whom she married August 25, 1961; 
her children, Stanley Ray (Kelly) White of 
North Jackson, Gary Wayne (Daniel Mack) White 
of Hyattsville, Maryland and Melissa Ann White 
of Berlin Center; her sister, Betty Green of 
Baltimore; her grandchildren, Dustin, Sr., 
Jesse and Jordan White; her great 
grandchildren, Dustin, Jr. and Bennett White 
and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, Bonnie was preceded in 
death by her brother, Dell Reed Williams, Jr. 
and her sister, JoAnn Williams Price Ashman. A 
Memorial Service will be held in the near 
future at the Lake Milton Church of Christ. 

Memorial contributions in Bonnie’s name may be 
given to the Lake Milton Church of Christ, 
16313 Milton Avenue, Lake Milton 44429. 
Arrangements are by Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Canfield Chapel.


Wednesday August 07, 2019

Christine Herman

January 10, 1949 - August 7, 2019


Obituary

Christine Herman, 70, passed away peacefully 
early Wednesday morning August 7, 2019. 
Christine was born January 10, 1949 in 
Youngstown the daughter of Justin and Hildegard 
(Schirmer) Honse and was a lifelong area 
resident. 

She was a graduate of Chaney High School and 
had retired in 2012 from Marc’s where she was a 
cashier. 

Christine enjoyed watching movies. She leaves 
two sons, Ryan and Eric Knight of Youngstown as 
well as her friend and care giver, Christine 
Lewis. Following Christine’s wishes there are 
no calling hours or services.

 Christine will be laid to rest by her parents 
in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel.


Wednesday August 07, 2019

Patricia Ann Miller
September 2, 1939 - August 2, 2019

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Patricia, lovingly known as Trisha or Pat, 
passed away on Friday August 2, 2019 at the 
Hospice of the Valley Hospice House. 

She was born in Youngstown on September 2, 
1939, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine 
(Knoll) Santore. 

Patricia was a 1958 graduate of North High 
School. She became a LPN in 1977 and spent most 
of her nursing career working in extended care 
facilities. 

She married Halbert “Hal” Miller on July 22, 
1972. They lived a happy life together before 
he passed away on February 12, 1989. 

She was truly everyone’s “my Trisha”. To know 
her, was to love her, and to be loved by her. 
She spent her life caring for others and family 
meant everything to her. She lived in the 
moment, loved to travel and planned the very 
best vacations for her family. She loved 
sports, especially a good “ball game” and she 
faithfully watched Jeopardy knowing every 
answer. Patricia was a long time member and 
past President of the AARP. She also loved to 
sing and had been a member of the Ohio Harmony 
Sweet Adelines. She was involved with many 
groups and organizations and enjoyed her time 
with each one of them. 

Besides her parents and husband, Patricia was 
preceded in death by two infant children Ann 
and Steven Miller; sister Anna Marie Macciomei; 
brother Richard Santore; niece Theresa Dodd; 
and longtime companion Frank Babich who passed 
away on December 26, 2013. 

Left to cherish her memory, Patricia leaves 
nephew Frank (Lisa) Macciomei of Struthers; 
niece Rebecca (Tim) Lintner of Austintown; 
several great nephews and nieces whom she loved 
like grandchildren; as well as three step-
children Vicki Mancini, Tracey (Bill) Flowers 
and Don Miller; nephew-in-law James Dodd; 
sister-in-law Nanci Cashbaugh and many cousins. 

On behalf of Patricia, the family would like to 
thank the Hospice House for taking such 
wonderful care of her during her final days. 

Family and friends may call on Sunday, August 
11, from 3 to 5 PM at Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel. A Memorial Service 
celebrating her life will immediately follow at 
5 PM. Family and friends may view this obituary 
and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Obituary for Marie Evelyn Ray
Marie Evelyn (Altenhof) Ray, 104, of Alliance, 
passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 4:20 
pm at Brookdale Senior Living of Alliance in 
Alliance.
Born on February 4, 1915 in Butler Twp, Ohio to 
William and Maggie (Meyer) Altenhof, she lived 
in Alliance for most of her life.
Marie was member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She was employed at Alliance Manufacturing Co. 
and also at the Ravenna Arsenal as a bomb 
builder.
Marie was a member of Alliance Senior Center, 
Geni Retirees and she had been a member of the 
former Brunswick 60's.
Marie enjoyed gardening, bowling, crafting, and 
traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Marlene (John) 
Wheeler of Alliance and Dawn Struble of Ellwood 
City, PA; son, Kenneth Sineri of Placentia, CA; 
seven grandchildren, Larry (Janice), Lori 
(Ken), John David (Lynn), Kim (Paul), Kurt 
(Lori), Tracy and Gwen (David); ten great-
grandchildren, Teri (Chris), Andrea (John), 
Josh, Megan (Matt), Zach (Bridgette), Cody, 
Christopher, Shauna (Jimmy), Alex and Krista; 
seven great-great-grandchildren, Meyer, Caelyn, 
Kadence, Kendal, Christian, Sophia and Emilia; 
and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Donald 
L. Ray, whom she married on June 10, 1944 and 
who died on March 5, 1961; her parents; a 
great-grandchild, Allison Nicole Hatton; son-
in-law, Dr. Allen Struble; two sisters, Mildred 
Bacher, Viola Monnot; four brothers, William 
Jr., Walter, Elmer and Edward Altenhof.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, 
August 10, 2019 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at St. 
Joseph Catholic Church. Her Mass of Christian 
Burial will begin at 11:00 am at St. Joseph 
Catholic Church, with Very Rev. Canon Matthew 
J. Mankowski as celebrant. Burial will 
immediately follow at Grandview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. 
Vincent DePaul Society, 427 E. Broadway St., 
Alliance, OH 44601.
You are invited to view Marie's tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by 
the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Steve James " Stevie" Smith

February 11, 1965 - July 27, 2019

Obituary

On the evening of July 27th, 2019, Steven 
“Stevie” James Smith, passed away due to a 
house fire at his home in Berlin Center, Ohio. 
Stevie was 54 years old. 

Stevie was born February 11th, 1965, in 
Alliance, Ohio, a son of Jim and Lonna (Baird) 
Smith. A graduate of Western Reserve High 
School in 1983, Stevie played both football and 
basketball for the Blue Devils. He would often 
compare his basketball skills to Larry Bird and 
although he was only about 5’10, he was 
actually 6’2 “with the fro” as he would say. 
After graduation Stevie began his long and 
illustrious career as a body man and painter 
for his father’s business, Smith’s Body Shop. 
Stevie was married to Kara (Fowler) for 5 years 
before getting divorced in 2005 and never 
remarrying. Stevie was also a social member of 
the American Legion Post #76 in Sebring for 25 
years. 
Stevie was an avid sports fan, primarily 
rooting for his beloved Dallas Cowboys. Every 
football season you would hear him say “Woooo, 
How bout them Cowboys!” and carry on telling 
you how great the team was and how this was 
their year. So much of a fan that one year he 
had his sister, Justine, shave the Cowboys star 
logo in the back of his head. Trust me, we all 
couldn’t wait for it to grow back. Stevie’s 
other hobbies included cornhole, cut-throat 
games of horse, golf, ‘runnin with the wolf’, 
chex mix parties with the family, Yahtzee, name 
that tune, and jamming to Cheap Trick. He also 
had several pet cats throughout the years. 

Stevie’s personality was one of his most 
distinguishing characteristics. His humor, 
personality and outlook on life was so 
infectious that everyone has “Stevie stories.” 
Never one to shy away from a good time, Stevie 
embodied the term ‘the life of the party.’ It 
just was never quite as good of a party without 
‘Steve-a-Reno’ there shuffling around from 
person to person providing comic relief and 
egging people on to play cornhole or to simply 
‘crank up the tunage!’ Stevie was a one of a 
kind person that few get to encounter during 
their lives, and he will forever be missed but 
never forgotten as he left so many memories and 
stories behind that it would take years to get 
through them all. 

Before passing Stevie made sure none of us 
would ever forget the impact he had on our 
lives. He was truly unforgettable and not only 
as a son, but as a brother, uncle, cousin, and 
friend. He will be missed greatly by his father 
Jim Smith; mother Lonna (Baird) Smith; sister 
Justine VanSteenberg (Gary); nephew Tyson 
Reese; nephew Cody Reese (Kathy); great niece 
London and great nephew Crew; and an entire 
slew of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that 
will forever remember nothing but the good 
times they had with Stevie. 

In true Stevie fashion, we will not be holding 
funeral services but instead will be having a 
Celebration of Life in his honor. Stevie lived 
a life full of celebration so it would only be 
right to celebrate his life and all the good 
times with family and friends. 

The Celebration of Life will be held on August 
18th, 2019, at 2:00PM at the Sebring American 
Legion.


Tuesday August 06, 2019

Garry Duane Keefer

May 7, 1954 - August 4, 2019


Obituary

Garry Duane Keefer, 65 of Niles, died Sunday 
afternoon, August 4, 2019, surrounded by his 
family at home in Niles. He was born May 7, 
1954 in Warren the son of the late Edmond W. 
"Eddy" Keefer and Betty Jane Begalla Keefer of 
Niles. 

Garry was a 1972 graduate of Warren Western 
Reserve High School. He then received his 
bachelors and masters degrees in electrical 
engineering from the General Motors Institute 
in Flint, Mich., where he belonged to the Kappa 
Sigma Chapter of the Theta Xi fraternity. He 
was an electrical engineer with Delphi Packard 
Electric in Warren for 35 years, retiring in 
2009. During his working career, he traveled 
extensively for General Motors. 

In his teens, Garry was a member of the masonic 
Order of DeMolay in Warren. He loved spending 
time with is family and grandchildren. He was 
an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians and Ohio 
State Buckeyes fan and enjoyed owning and 
working on his 1975 Corvette, that he bought 
brand new. He had been an active member of the 
First United Methodist Church in Warren, where 
he had served as an usher. He enjoyed bowling, 
racquetball and had been a member of the 
Packard Electric softball team. 

Garry is survived by his mother, Betty J. 
Keefer of Niles; two daughters, Yvonne M. 
(Brian) Porterfield of Southington and Jennifer 
G. (Scott) Meeker of Niles; one son, John Eric 
(Paula) Keefer of Kalida, OH; seven 
grandchildren, Chasitie Keefer, Tonya Keefer, 
Layne Keefer, Kaitlyn Keefer, Zachary and 
Maximus Cicero and Lucas Porterfield and his 
ex-wife, Diane G. Miller Keefer of Howland. 

The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. 
Friday, August 9, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where 
the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 
p.m. on Friday prior to the service. Cremation 
will be held with inurnment in the mausoleum at 
Pineview Memorial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-
A-Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Dr.,Suite 300, 
Columbus, OH 43235. Online condolences may be 
made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Monday August 05, 2019

Carl E. Goodballet

JULY 26, 1934 ~ AUGUST 4, 2019 (AGE 85)

SALEM – Carl E. Goodballet, age 85, passed away 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Salem West Healthcare 
Center. He was born July 26, 1934 in East 
Liverpool, the son of Louis and Edith (Cochron) 
Goodballet.

Carl had worked in a meat packing plant in 
Minnesota, was a bartender at the VFW in 
Minnesota and at Walmart. He was a member of 
the VFW 892 of Salem, American Legion in 
Washingtonville and DAV. He loved gardening, 
camping, fishing and traveling.

Carl was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force 
serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Audrae (Steinberg) 
Goodballet, whom he married February 25, 1959; 
a daughter, Bobbie (Dennis) Williams of Salem; 
two sisters, Doris (Bob) Myers of Calcutta and 
Leah (Ray) MacIntosh of Wellsville; a brother, 
Mike Woods of Alliance; four grandchildren, 
Diane (Matthew) Kehrer, Melissa (Billy) 
Blackburn, Joseph Davis and Justin Davis and 12 
great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating. 
Military honors will be provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard after the service. Calling hours 
will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, August 
9, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 
P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-
9908.

Carl’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday August 05, 2019

Raymond E. Penny

December 5, 1927 - August 4, 2019

Obituary

Raymond E. Penny, 91 

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for 
Raymond E. Penny, 91, of Canfield who died 
Sunday morning at Omni West Assisted Living. 

Raymond was born December 5, 1927 in Canfield, 
a son of the late Edward and Inez (Fishel) 
Penny and was a lifelong area resident. Raymond 
served in the United States Army following 
World War II, serving in Okinawa. 

He worked as an Operating Engineer for Local 
Union #66 for many years and then worked as a 
Supervisor for the Mahoning County Engineers 
before retiring. After retirement, Raymond 
worked maintenance for the Canfield 
Fairgrounds, a job he truly loved. He had a 
pilot’s license and also worked at the 
Youngstown Executive Airport to earn flying 
time. 

Raymond was an avid baseball fan; he not only 
was a Cleveland Indians fan, but played and 
coached baseball. He loved golfing, but 
Raymond’s favorite pasttime was sitting on his 
front porch. He was a member of Smith Corners 
United Methodist Church. 

His wife, the former Mary Kimmel, whom he 
married December 8, 1950, died March 19, 2019. 
He leaves two daughters, Patty Kurth of 
Canfield, Bonny (Joe) McHenry of Youngstown and 
one son, Raymond E. (Michelle) Penny, Jr. of 
Austintown and a sister, Norma Jean Diver of 
Canfield. Raymond also leaves six 
grandchildren, Katie Kurth, Kristen (Myles) 
Oakley, Joey (Stacey) McHenry, Meredith 
McHenry, Raymond Penny, III, and Alex Penny.

 Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. Friday until 
the time of the service at noon at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Austintown Chapel. 

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions in Raymond’s name to Omni 
West Assisted Living Activity Dept., 3259 
Vestal Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509. 


Monday August 05, 2019

Paul K. Suggett

OCTOBER 15, 1932 ~ AUGUST 3, 2019(AGE 86)

SALEM – Paul K. Suggett, age 86, passed away at 
12:28 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born October 
15, 1932, the son of the late Norman P. and 
Idella (Ingledue) Suggett.

Paul had worked at Salem Welding and Deming Co. 
He was a life-member of Salem Hunting Club.

Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 
during the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons, Ken Suggett of 
Salem and Rick Suggett of Winona.

Besides his parents, a daughter, Carolyn L. 
Suggett also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Grandview 
Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Doug George 
officiating. Military honors will be provided 
by the Salem Honor Guard. No calling hours will 
be held. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Paul’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday August 05, 2019

Robert Gene Miller

FEBRUARY 3, 1933 ~ AUGUST 3, 2019(AGE 86)


  Robert Gene (Bob) Miller, 86, of Alliance, 
passed away on Aug 3, 2019 following an 
extended illness at home surrounded by his 
loving family.

  Bob was born February 3, 1933 in Canton, Ohio 
to Clyde and Pauline Miller. He graduated from 
Louisville High School in 1951.

  Bob celebrated 66 years of marriage to 
Carolyn (Vierheller) Miller on June 13.  He 
retired from Sugardale after 44 years of 
service, and was a former member of the 
Marlboro Lions Club. 

  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; 
daughters, Cindi Greiner, Patti Miller (Bob 
Kepley), Angie Hattery (Rich); sister, Mary Ann 
Pore; grandchildren, Chris (Susan) & Dan 
(Kelly) Greiner, Sam & Max (Shauna) Ertle, 
Marlee & Zoey Peck, Alyssa & Luke Hattery; five 
great-grandchildren, (Lexy, CJ, Koryn, Landon, 
Briaunna); pup and grand-pup Bud & Ozzie.

  A special thanks to our neighbors and adopted 
daughter & son Bonnie & Kenny Faverty, Jim & 
Lynette Hornyak, and Dave & Heidi Wade for 
their help and friendship.

  Bob is preceded in death by his parents and 
one brother, Richard. 

  The family wishes to extend their sincere 
thanks to Dr. Mark Hostettler and Aultman 
Hospice Care.

  Private graveside services will be held for 
family and close friends.

  Due to Bob’s love of animals and his many 
dogs throughout the years, in lieu of flowers, 
the family requests memorials be given to the 
Stark County Humane Society PO Box 7077 
Louisville, OH 44641.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Monday August 05, 2019

Janice J. (Hoover) Petre

JANUARY 19, 1923 ~ AUGUST 3, 2019(AGE 96)

Janice Jean Hoover Petre, age 95, of Sebring, 
formerly of Alliance passed away at 5:45 p.m., 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Crandall Medical 
Center.

  She was born November 14, 1923 in Alliance, 
Ohio to the late Harold H. and Rachel (Ebie) 
Hoover.

  A 1941 graduate of Alliance High School, 
Janice was employed for many years as head 
bookkeeper at Alliance Builders Supply.

  She was active in numerous community 
organizations; and was a founding member of 
Modern Homemakers Club, former member of 
Lexington Grange; and volunteer at Alliance 
Community Hospital.

  A member for over 50 years at Science Hill 
Community Church; she was involved with the 
Science Hill Historical Society, member of 
Tannenhauf women’s golf, and formerly active at 
the Alliance Senior Center.

  She and her late husband Bob enjoyed boating, 
water skiing, camping and traveling together. 
She liked to garden, enjoyed outdoor 
activities, handicrafts, and especially 
spending time with her family.

   Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie 
(Fred) Mills of Cleveland Heights and Sandy 
(Dennis) Kapper of Marlboro; grandchildren, 
Abbie (Will) Tireman and great-grandchildren, 
Lizzie and Matt; Luke (Sarah) Kapper and great-
granddaughter, Ellie; and Paul (Julie) Kapper, 
and great-grandchildren, Grady and Hanna; 
brothers, Dale Hoover and Richard (Nancy) 
Hoover.

  Janice was preceded in death by her husband 
of 54 years, Robert Ray Petre; and brother, 
Donald Hoover.

  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on 
Saturday August 24th at 11 a.m. at Science Hill 
Community Church, 12316 Beeson St. NE Alliance, 
Ohio 44601 with Pastor Jonathan Truax 
officiating. Family visitation will be held 
from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to Science 
Hill Community Church.

  Janice’s family would like to thank the 
caring staff at Crandall Medical 
Center/Copeland Oaks 2nd floor and Hospice of 
the Valley.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Monday August 05, 2019

Geraldine "Gerry" A. Sullivan

OCTOBER 19, 1933 ~ AUGUST 3, 2019(AGE 85)


Geraldine Anne “Gerry “Sullivan, 85

Salem- Geraldine Anne “Gerry” Sullivan, passed 
away Saturday August 3, 2019 at the Crandall 
Medical Center.

Gerry was born October 19, 1933 in Salem, a 
daughter of Claus  and Hazel (Somerville)  Van 
Hovel.

A lifelong resident of the Salem area, Gerry 
held a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kent 
State University and taught elementary classes 
at Reilly, Canfield and South Range schools.  
In more recent years she worked at Lyle 
Printing as a proof reader.

In the 1950s Gerry studied modeling and music 
in Salem and New York City, and co-owned a 
“charm” school of etiquette in Salem.  She was 
an accomplished pianist and was an active 
patron of the arts including and especially the 
Salem Community Theatre, as well as many other 
visual and performing art events, activities 
and museums.

 

 She was preceded in death by her husband, 
Edmund R. Sullivan; her parents, Claus and 
Hazel (Somerville) Van Hovel; a brother, Arling 
Van Hovel; and sisters Theda Cook, Jacqueline 
Ewing and Donna Theiss.

Calling hours will be held at Stark Memorial  
Monday from 5-7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday 
at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 
followed by burial at Grandview Cemetery.

Family and friends will remember Gerry as a 
cat-lover extraordinaire.  Those wishing to do 
so may make donations in her name to the Humane 
Society of Columbiana County.

To view Gerry’s obituary or to send condolence 
visit www.starkmemorial.com.



Sunday August 04, 2019

Earl L. Stone

OCTOBER 29, 1933 ~ AUGUST 2, 2019(AGE 85)

CANFIELD – Earl L. Stone, 85, passed away Aug. 
2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Corinth, Ky., the 
son of the late Audrey L. and Marie (Carter) 
Stone.

Earl was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, 
serving during the Vietnam War (Cuban Crisis). 
He attended two years at the University of 
Kentucky. He was triple-rated in A.F. as 
navigator, radar-observer and pilot. Earl was a 
pilot (captain) for U.S. Airways for 30 years, 
retiring in 1993. He was a loving husband, 
father, grandfather, great-grandfather and 
friend. Earl enjoyed his golf games at Salem 
Golf Club, where he had three “holes in one.” 
He was an avid pilot and taught in the 
simulator for U.S. Airways for 10 years and 
flew light aircraft during his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Grace (Lonis) 
Stone, whom he married March 8, 1958; a son, 
Steven C. (Vicki) Stone of Salem; two 
daughters, Cheryl M. (Kenneth) Beall of Newport 
Beach, Calif., and Susan (Ted) VanAnne of 
Georgetown, Texas; eight grandchildren; and six 
great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, three brothers, Donald E. 
Stone, William G. Stone and Howard A. Stone, 
also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at noon on 
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home in Salem. Calling hours will be 
held from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the 
funeral home.
Military honors will be provided by Salem Honor 
Guard after the service. Burial will be at Hope 
Cemetery, with military honors provided by 
Salem Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank Hospice of the 
Valley for their compassionate care.

Please visit www.starkmemorial.com to view 
Earl’s obituary and to send condolences online.


Saturday August 03, 2019

William M. "Bub" Barr, Jr.

May 5, 1969 - August 2, 2019


Obituary

William M. "Bub" Barr, Jr., 50 of Newton 
Township, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, 
August 2, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. 
He was born May 5, 1969 in Warren, the son of 
the late William M. and Dorothy Shirley Ferry 
Barr Sr. He grew up in Leavittsburg. 

Bill was a 1987 graduate of LaBrae High School. 
He then attended Fortis Technical School. He 
worked for Denman Tire for 23 years until the 
company closed. 

Bill loved spending time with his family and 
grandsons and was a dedicated family man. He 
was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavs 
fan and an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He loved 
Loretta’s cooking, pizza and the cheesesteaks 
in Summerville, S. Carolina. He enjoyed garage 
sales, flea markets and auctions. 

Bill is survived by his companion of 14 years, 
Loretta J. Wilson; one son, William M. (Nicole) 
Barr, III and two daughters, Cristiene E. Barr 
and Brittney M. Barr all of Newton Twp.; two 
grandsons, Caleb A. Barr and Thomas R. Brewer 
and three brothers, Andrew A. Barr of 
Leavittsburg, Darell Schlegel of Newton Twp. 
and John Nafe of Warren. 

Besides by his parents, one sister, Tracy Ann 
Knowlton preceded him in death. 

The funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, 
where the family will receive friends from 5:30 
until the 7:30 p.m. service time. Burial will 
be at a later date at All Souls Cemetery in 
Bazetta. 

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Friday August 02, 2019

Eric James "E-ROCK" Connors

December 2, 1977 - August 1, 2019

Obituary

A service celebrating the life of Eric James 
“E-ROCK” Connors, 41, will be held on Sunday, 
August 4, 2019 at the Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel. Eric passed away on 
Thursday, August 1, at St. Elizabeth Hospital 
after being injured on his job. 

Eric was born December 2, 1977 in San Antonio, 
TX. He attended TDDS where he received the “Top 
Gun Award” and earned his class A CDL . 

Eric worked in roofing and construction most of 
his life. For the past four years Eric worked 
for Tri-County Towers starting as a Tower 
Technician and working his way to Foreman. 

Eric loved to work with his hands, he enjoyed 
construction and mechanics but most of all he 
enjoyed lending a helping hand and working on 
“projects” with others. Eric was especially 
proud of the work he did building his diesel 
truck. 

He leaves three children, Dyllin Connors, 
Brytny Connors, and Lillian-Raine Connors. 

He also leaves his parents Edward Connors, 
Joyce Pope and Sue O’Mellan, five siblings, 
Jolene Connors, Amy Solis, Krissy Jensen, 
Robert O’Mellan Jr., and Jackie Connors, and 
his girlfriend, Jennifer Skibo. Eric was 
preceded in death by his father Robert O’Mellan 
and his mother Vicky Dickens. 

Friends may call from 11 AM to 1:30 PM Sunday 
at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel 
where a celebration of life tribute to Eric 
will begin at 1:30.

 Following Eric’s wishes and in lieu of flowers 
the family request donations be made directly 
to the family.


Friday August 02, 2019

Emil Glen Zinz

May 14, 1924 - August 1, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services celebrating the life of E. 
Glen Zinz, 95, will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, 
August 7, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. 
Glen passed away peacefully on Thursday 
evening, August 1, 2019 at Briarfield Manor, 
with his family by his side. He was born May 
14, 1924 in Youngstown the son of John and Mary 
(Theis) Zinz. 

Glen was the owner and operator of Zinz 
Flooring in the area. He also drove school bus 
for Austintown Schools for 19 years. 

Glen was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 
and was a 32-degree mason with the Meander 
Lodge. He was also a former member of the Saxon 
Club. His hobbies included wood working.

 Glen leaves his wife of 73 years, the former 
Laura Kucheruk, whom he married June 1, 1946. 
He also leaves two sons, Gary (Carla) Zinz of 
Austintown, and James Zinz of Robison, IL., 
four grandchildren, Dr. Janine (Jeff) Brown, 
Emiley (Nate) Body, Russell Zinz, and Kyle 
(Niki) Zinz, as well as three great grandsons, 
Brysen, Braedyn, and Nolan. 

Besides his parents Glen was preceded in death 
by a son Richard Zinz, and eight siblings. 

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday, 
August 7, at Redeemer Lutheran Church where 
services will begin in 11 AM. 

The family would like to thank the staff at 
Briarfield Manor and MVI Hospice for the care 
and compassion given to Glen and his family 
during his time there. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to MVI Hospice or 
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Glen’s name. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.


Friday August 02, 2019

W. Glen Unkefer

AUGUST 30, 1932 ~ AUGUST 1, 2019(AGE 86)

W. Glen Unkefer, age 86, of Columbiana, died on 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at his home.

He was born August 30, 1932 in Paris, Ohio, a 
son of the late Atlee and Hazel Greenwald 
Unkefer.

Glen served in the United States Air Force 
during the Korean War. He was as a Dairy Farmer 
and owned and operated Unkefer Feed and Supply.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jane 
Willis, whom he married in 1955; two daughters, 
Debbie (Alden) Weichel of Bradenton, FL and 
Kathie (Gerald) Reid of Wooster; three sons, 
Owen (Tresa) Unkefer of Columbiana, Dale 
(Brenda) Unkefer of Columbiana and Lee Unkefer 
of Columbiana; thirteen grandchildren; twenty 
four great grandchildren; two sisters, Vickie 
(Ken) Cardinal of Sebring and BeaMay Ringer of 
Florida and five brothers, Jay Unkefer of 
Florida, Ellwood (Jean) Unkefer of Minerva, 
Robert Unkefer of Minerva, Dennis (Cathy) 
DiDonato of North Carolina and William (Joanne) 
DiDonato of Alliance.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; a 
step-mother, Jeannette Unkefer and a grandson 
Tyler Unkefer.

Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Monday, August 5, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on 
Monday, August 5, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home.

Military honors will be accorded by the 
Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion 
Honor Guard.

Burial will take place at Grove Hill Cemetery 
in Hanoverton.

Sign the guest register and send condolences to 
the family at www.familycareservices.com


Friday August 02, 2019

Kenneth A. Schott

APRIL 8, 1938 ~ JULY 31, 2019 (AGE 81)

Kenneth Allen Schott, age 81, of Alliance, 
passed away suddenly after a brief illness on 
July 31, 2019 at Community Care under the care 
of Alliance Hospice.

  He was born April 8, 1938, in Ansted, West 
Virginia to Hettie Schott.

  A 1956 graduate of Ansted High School in West 
Virginia, Ken was a Forest Ranger in California 
before moving to Alliance where he was an 
Alliance Fireman and Captain for 28 years until 
his retirement in 1991.

  He was a member of the Union Avenue United 
Methodist Church, a life member of the BPO Elks 
No. 467, and former member of the International 
Association of Firefighters Local Union No. 
480.

  Ken loved feeding the birds and squirrels, 
gardening and traveling with his wife. He also 
served at the Vine St. steak dinners.

  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, 
Sandra (Thomas) Schott; two sisters, Linda 
Aguilar and Joan Arbaugh, both of Ansted, West 
Virginia; sister-in-law, Janice Tennant; 
daughter-in-law, Diane Schott; and three nieces 
and a nephew.

  In addition to his mother, Hettie, Ken was 
preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Flint; and 
a son, Randy Schott.

  Ken will be dearly missed by his family and 
friends.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, 
August 6, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior 
to the service. Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601.


Thursday August 01, 2019

Shirley L. Bowman

August 11, 1950 - July 31, 2019

Obituary

Shirley L. Bowman, 68 

Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. Sunday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel 
for Shirley L. Bowman, 68 of McDonald who died 
Wednesday evening at Hospice House of Poland. 

Shirley was born August 11, 1950 in 
Rhinelander, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late 
Edward and Marcella (Saul) Bailey and came to 
this area as a child. She had worked at Pat 
Catan’s in Warren for over 10 years. Shirley 
loved gardening and most cherished was spending 
time with her family, especially her 
grandchildren. 

Shirley leaves her husband of 51 years, John D. 
Bowman, Sr., whom she married June 24, 1968; a 
son, John D. (Kathy) Bowman, Jr. of Girard; a 
daughter, Shana N. (Marty) Gallagher of 
Alabama; four grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, 
Brandon and Caitlyn. Shirley also leaves three 
sisters, Marlene Young of Niles, Gloria Kellar 
of Florida, Julie Ewing of Berlin Center; two 
brothers, Walter Bailey of Howland, Rick Bailey 
of Fowler and her beloved dog, Maggie. 

Besides her parents, Shirley was preceded in 
death by a sister, Dorothy Ankerson and three 
brothers, Charles Bailey, Roland Bailey and 
Warren Bailey. Friends may call 3:00 p.m. until 
5:45 p.m. Sunday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel.

 The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.

To send flowers to the family of Shirley L. 
Bowman, please visit Tribute Store.


Wednesday July 31, 2019

Alice K. (Adams) Turner

MARCH 3, 1943 ~ JULY 30, 2019 (AGE 76)

  Alice K. Turner, age 76, of Alliance, passed 
away at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 
Canterbury Villa.

  She was born March 3, 1943, in Allentown, 
Pennsylvania to Cathryn (Bortz) Adams and 
resided in Alliance most of her life.

  Alice, a graduate of Alliance High School was 
a homemaker. She was a member of Alliance 
Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading and her 
family.

  Survivors include her daughters, Laurie 
(Scott) DeWitt of New London, Brenda Manion of 
Atwater, Melissa (Keith) Stewart of Canton, 
Sarah Turner of Canton and Sherry Patton of 
Alliance; sons, Philip (Dianna) Kirkpatrick, 
Virgil (Pam) Kirkpatrick, Timothy (Jenny) 
Kirkpatrick and Christopher (Tabby) 
Kirkpatrick, all of Alliance; 28 grandchildren; 
and 31 great-grandchildren.

  Alice was preceded in death by her mother in 
2006; two aunts, Annabel B. Bortz and Betty J. 
Bortz Smith; and a great-grandchild.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, 
August 5, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Kirsch 
officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., 
Sunday, August 4th and also one hour prior to 
the service on Monday. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Alliance Women’s Domestic Shelter PO Box 3622 
Alliance, OH 44601 or to the Salvation Army 57 
W. Main St., Alliance, OH 44601.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601


Wednesday July 31, 2019

Elaine Ruth (Schweitzer) Weber

JUNE 7, 1926 ~ JULY 31, 2019 (AGE 93)


Salem – Elaine Ruth (Schweitzer) Weber, age 93, 
passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Essex 3 
(Salem East) after a short illness. Elaine was 
born June 7, 1926 in Louisville, Ohio, the 
daughter of the late Jesse J. and Olive Ruth 
(Miller) Schweitzer.

Mrs. Weber was a 1944 graduate of Osnaburg 
Township High School where she was a classmate 
of Jean Peters who was married to Howard 
Hughes.

Elaine married her husband, Walter E. Weber, on 
July 10, 1948.

Elaine was a homemaker who loved to bake and 
sew.  She will be fondly remembered by her 
family and friends for her pineapple and cherry 
turnovers and her green and red bread during 
Christmas.  Elaine loved fresh flowers, 
especially dahlias, snapdragons, and gladiolas, 
and always enjoyed the fresh vegetables from 
her garden.

She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church in Salem and took great pride in 
displaying her decorating talents along with 
her late husband, Walter, for their annual 
Harvest Home.  She was heavily involved with 
the Blanket Making ladies of the church, and 
made hundreds of baby blankets, nursing home 
lap robes, and blanket tops that were used both 
locally and sent overseas.

 

She is survived by her two sons, David (Maxine) 
Weber of Homer, AK and James (Susan) Weber of 
Salem; brothers, Harold (Velma) Schweitzer of 
Louisville, and Carl Schweitzer of Bolivar and 
her sister, Doris Metsker Thompson of Wooster;  
her sister-in-law, Betty Weber (Vernon) 
Ostovich; two grandsons, Michael (April) Weber 
of Kenai, AK and Christopher (Tracey) Bommarito 
of New Market, TN; 11 great grandchildren; and 
six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 
her husband, Walter on June 3, 2016.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 291 S. Broadway Ave., with Pastor Alan 
Smearsoll officiating. Calling hours will be 
Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 10:00-11:00 
a.m. Saturday prior to funeral. Burial will be 
at Hope Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the 
service in the Emmanuel Lutheran Educational 
Building.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 251 S. 
Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

A special thank you to her caregivers, Theresa, 
Mary and Barb who made it possible for her to 
continue to stay at home and live 
independently.    



Wednesday July 31, 2019

Barb A. (Tyo) Hendricks

DECEMBER 30, 1942 ~ JULY 30, 2019(AGE 76)

Leetonia- Barbara Ann “Barb” Tyo Hendricks, 
passed away Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019, 
surrounded by family at Windsor House at Omni 
West Assisted Living Residence in Youngstown.

She was born December 30, 1942 in Ravenna, 
Ohio, the oldest child of James and Vera 
(Mount) Tyo.  She attended school in Austintown 
through tenth grade, graduated from Greenford 
High School in 1960, attended Kent State 
University for her freshman year and then 
Youngstown University, graduating with a degree 
in education in 1964.  She married her high 
school sweetheart, Robert K. Hendricks, in 
November 1963.  They lived in New Jersey and 
Wisconsin before returning to Ohio.  Barb was 
an elementary school teacher, with a particular 
focus on strengthening students’ reading 
skills, most recently in the Salem Ohio school 
district.  

After her third child was born, she focused on 
raising her kids and worked with various family 
businesses.  Barb served for several years as a 
member for the Board of Trustees Leetonia 
Community Public Library Board and enjoyed 
being able from her home on Chestnut Street to 
oversee the building of the library’s new 
facility in the late 2000s.  She also pursued 
her interest in genealogy and history with 
travel, including throughout the United States 
and to Wales, England and Ireland.  One of her 
most adventurous outings involved taking a 
float plane to the Katmai National Park in 
Alaska to spend a day viewing grizzly bears at 
close range.  In recent years, she enjoyed an 
expedition following the route of Lewis and 
Clark from Missouri to Oregon and also a trip 
to Israel during which she saw many Holy Land 
sites.

Barb very much enjoyed being a grandmother and 
gave generously of her time and heart to each 
of her six grandchildren, including spending 
several weeks a year visiting her daughter and 
grandchildren who live in California.  Barb put 
a lot of energy and love into making birthdays 
and holidays fun and memorable events for 
everyone in her family.

Recently, Barb felt the impact of dementia.  
Her family appreciate the kindness and 
experience of the hard-working staff at Windsor 
House/Omni West, who delighted in both Barb’s 
gentle soul and her occasional “snippiness” 
when they addressed her as “Barbara” instead of 
“Barb.”

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Vera 
and James Tyo, and by her parents-in-law, 
Mildred (Knopp) Hendricks and Raymond 
Hendricks.  She leaves behind her children and 
grandchildren - Richard and Marci Hendricks of 
Leetonia, Ohio and their two children, Andrew 
and Rylee; Robert and Amy Hendricks of 
Canfield, Ohio and their two children, Annie 
and Elle; and Sharon Hendricks of Mountain 
View, California and her two children, Rumi and 
Lucy – as well as her former spouse, Robert 
Hendricks of Leetonia, Ohio, and her siblings – 
Karen Rich of Canfield, Dave Tyo of Salem and 
Rick Tyo of Chandler, AZ.

The family will hold a memorial service for 
Barb on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. 
at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.  
The family will receive friends one hour prior 
to the service, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 
the funeral home.

Barb will be laid to rest with her parents at 
Dean Hill Cemetery in Canfield.

An online memorial site has been created at 
ForeverMissed.com, 
https://www.forevermissed.com/barb-a-
hendricks/#about.  In lieu of flowers, please 
consider donating to the Leetonia Community 
Public Library 
http://www.leetonialibrary.org/donations.php.

Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Tuesday July 30, 2019

Donzel L Price

NOVEMBER 18, 1933 ~ JULY 28, 2019(AGE 85)

Donzel L. Price, age 85, of Alliance, passed 
away at 10:50 a.m., Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 
Mercy Medical Center.

  He was born November 18, 1933 in Calhoun 
County, West Virginia to Coy C. and Louisa 
(Bailey) Price.

  A graduate of Calhoun County High School, 
Donzel was employed as a truck driver for ABF 
Freight for 32 years and a member of the 
Retired Teamsters Club.

  He attended Independent Baptist Church of 
Alliance and loved the outdoors: hunting, 
fishing and camping.

  Donzel was a veteran of the United States 
Army.

  Survivors include his wife, Beverly J. 
(Haymaker) Price whom he married March 21, 
1964; sons, Paul (Jennifer) Price of Canton, 
Greg (Rhonda) Price of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
and Jerry (Gretchen) Price of Elkins, West 
Virginia; eight grandchildren; one great-
grandson; and neighbors, Faye Roy, Jessie and 
Donnie Maggard and Justin and Kelly Maggard and 
Baby.

  Donzel was preceded in death by his parents; 
six brothers; and two sisters.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, 
August 2, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. 
Thursday, August 1st at the funeral home. 
Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in 
Akron.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Monday July 29, 2019

JoAnn Koskovics

September 21, 1928 - July 25, 2019

Obituary

AUSTINTOWN-JoAnn Koskovics, 90, passed away 
Thursday evening, July 25, 2019 at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. JoAnn 
was born September 21, 1928 in Washington 
Courthouse, the daughter of Albert and Crystal 
(Smith) Howard.

 She was a graduate of Baptist Bible College 
and had been an Elementary School teacher. 
JoAnn’s husband, Leslie William Koskovics, whom 
she married June 6, 1953, died February 21, 
1980. 

JoAnn is survived by her children, Debroah 
(John) Thomas of Springfield, William Leslie 
(Cheri) Koskovics of Akron and Timothy 
(Debroah) Koskovics of Youngstown; her 
grandchildren, Nicole Reed, Joshua Miller, Ryan 
Rukosky, Alex Thomas, Tasha Koskovics, Shawn 
Koskovics, Alyssa Albrecht, Stacia Koskovics, 
Keilin Koskovics, Josiah Koskovics and Adam 
Koskovics; numerous gr. grandchildren and 1 
great-great granddaughter. 

Besides her parents and husband, JoAnn was 
preceded in death by her son Jonathan and her 
brother, Richard Howard. Friends may call from 
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at the Lane Family 
Funeral Home-Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning 
Ave. Austintown, OH 44515, where Services will 
be held at 12 p.m. 

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in 
Ravenna.


Monday July 29, 2019

Brenda Jean Hawkins

MAY 18, 1939 ~ JULY 28, 2019 (AGE 80)

SALEM – Brenda Jean Hawkins, age 80, died 11:50 
p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Blossom Nursing 
and Rehabilitation. She was born May 18, 1939 
in Salem, the daughter of the late Francis and 
Margaret (Roush) Hawkins.

Brenda worked in the office for Stratton 
Chevrolet and previously office manager for 
Zimmerman Auto. She was a member of the Winona 
United Methodist Church, a 1957 graduate of 
Salem High School and loved to play bingo.

Survivors include her sister, Joyce (Larry) 
Jensen and brother, Francis “Bud” (Jeanne) 
Hawkins.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Winona United 
Methodist Church. Burial will be held at Lisbon 
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Winona United Methodist Church, 
32114 Winona Rd., Winona, OH 44493.

The family would like to give special thanks to 
Community Hospice and Teresa Stratton.


Monday July 29, 2019

Virginia (Newton) Cowan Morris Vale

JANUARY 14, 1923 ~ JULY 27, 2019(AGE 96)

New Waterford- Virginia Cowan Morris Vale, age 
96, of New Waterford, died on Saturday, July 
27, 2019 at Covington Skilled Nursing and 
Rehabilitation, East Palestine.

She was born on January 14, 1923 in Youngstown, 
a daughter of the late Roy G. Newton and Bertha 
A. Povey Newton.

Virginia was a member of New Waterford United 
Methodist Church and had worked as a cook for 
New Waterford Schools for twenty years.  She 
enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with 
her grandchildren.

Her husband, William Vale, whom she married on 
October 13, 1990, preceded her in death on 
August 10, 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Sally Cowan of 
Columbiana; two sons, Gary (Natalie) Cowan of 
Columbiana, and Paul Cowan of New Waterford; 
stepdaughter, Caroline (John) Stepien of East 
Liverpool; nine grandchildren, twelve great 
grandchildren and two great great 
grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by two sisters, 
Mary Weaver, and Phyllis Newton; brother, 
Richard Newton and a grandson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, 
August 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 
11:00 a.m., at the funeral home, with Charles 
Hamilton officiating.

Burial will be at East Carmel Cemetery, Rogers.

Donations may be made in Virginia’s name to the 
New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 
South State Street, New Waterford, OH 44445.

Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Sunday July 28, 2019

Gary C Swezey

October 30, 1951 - July 27, 2019

Obituary

Brookfield – Gary C. Swezey, 67, passed away on 
Saturday July 27, 2019 at Sharon Regional 
Medical Center. 

Gary was born on October 30, 1951 in Ashtabula, 
OH, a son of the late Cecil and Margaret 
(Amstead) Swezey. 
He was a proud veteran on the United States 
Army. He worked at Estes Express until he 
retired in April of 2010. He was involved with 
coaching, Brookfield football and baseball 
boosters, and taking care of the fields for the 
Brookfield youth football and baseball leagues, 
he loved going to Sharon Speedway, going to 
casinos, watching the Cleveland Browns and 
Cavaliers, and loved to debate with people. He 
also loved to spend time with his family; 
especially his grandchildren. 

Gary will be deeply missed by his loving wife, 
Diane Swezey, whom he married on February 15, 
1986; his children, Nate Sample, Brandon 
Swezey, Ashley (Jeremy) Milhoan, Rochelle 
Jones, and Michelle Paulchel; grandchildren, 
Sadie Sample, Brady Milhoan, Autumn Swezey, 
Gunner Sample, Scarlett Sample, Ryker Milhoan, 
Michael Milhoan, Preston Rosetti, Jordan Jones, 
and Kourtnie Jones; sisters, Shirley Davenport, 
Janet Mullins, and Carol Hollis. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 
his brother in law, Jack Mullins Family and 
friends may visit from 5-7:00PM on Wednesday 
July 31, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral Homes – 
Madasz Chapel at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield, with a celebration of life 
following at 7:00PM. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Health 
South Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley. 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Sunday July 28, 2019

Guy Mamula

November 16, 1930 - July 26, 2019


Obituary

Guy Mamula, 88, passed away on Friday evening, 
July 26, 2019 at Weirton Medical Center in 
Weirton, WV. 

Guy was born on November 16, 1930 in 
Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late John B. and 
Nellie (Jancich) Mamula. 

He was a 1948 graduate of Niles McKinley High 
School and joined the United States Army to 
proudly service his country in Korea on July 
28, 1951 until his honorable discharge on July 
9, 1953. He worked at Vindicator Printing 
Company for 24 years until he retired in 1994. 

He enjoyed traveling, dancing, golfing, and 
going to eat. 

Guy will be deeply missed by his loving wife 
Mary Mamula whom he married on August 25, 1956; 
his children, Sandra Louise (Ron) Kloboves and 
John Michael (Susan) Mamula; grandchildren, 
Scott Mamula, Ryan Mamula, Katie Kloboves, and 
Sarah Kloboves; sister, Doris Kuszmaul; and 
brother John Mamula. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Family and friends may visit from 11-12:00PM on 
Friday August 2, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts Clark Chapel at 180 Garfield Dr. 
NE in Warren with services to follow at 
12:00PM. 

Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Burial 
Park in Vienna, OH. 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Sunday July 28, 2019

Neveah Star Crowder

JULY 26, 2019 ~ JULY 26, 2019

Neveah Star Crowder, the infant daughter of 
Robert D. Crowder and Emily R. Chipps, passed 
away at 1:52 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at 
Aultman Hospital. Neveah was born July 26, 2019 
in Canton, Ohio.

  She will be forever loved and missed by her 
parents; siblings, Rayven Crowder, Nataila 
Crowder, Isabella Blodgett, Dexter Chipps and 
Ava Crowder, all of Alliance; paternal 
grandparents, Charleen and Dan of Alliance; 
maternal grandparents, Tim and Jody Vance of 
Alliance; and maternal great-grandmother, 
 Rosie Best of Alliance; and several aunts, 
uncles, and cousins.

  Neveah was preceded in death her maternal 
grandfather, Paul R. Chipps Jr.; and paternal 
great-grandparents, David and Patricia Peters.

  Per the family’s wishes, no services will be 
held.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Sunday July 28, 2019

Genevieve (Bower) Coleman

JULY 15, 1934 ~ JULY 27, 2019 (AGE 85)

Genevieve Coleman, age 85, of Columbiana, died 
on Saturday, July 28, 2019 at the Hospice 
House, Poland.

She was born on July 15, 1934 in New Waterford, 
a daughter of the late Jesse Floyd and Alta 
Heck Bower.

Genevieve was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Columbiana and had 
worked as a secretary for Hospice of the Valley 
for 10 years.

Her husband, Floyd D. Coleman, whom she married 
on June 21, 1952, preceded her in death on 
November 8, 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Nalipa 
of Poland, and Connie Engberg of Woodhaven, MI; 
a son, Kevin Coleman of Masury, OH; nine 
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Genevieve was preceded in death by a daughter, 
Kim Costlow; granddaughter, Justina Coleman; 
two sister, Janet Weigle, and Eileen Patton, 
and by a brother, Roger Bower.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 
July 30, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 
July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral 
home.

Burial will be at the Columbiana Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Hospice House of 
Poland, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Poland, OH. 44514.

Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Friday July 26, 2019

Richard Charles Hill Sr.

JANUARY 28, 1926 ~ JULY 25, 2019(AGE 93)

SALEM – Richard Charles Hill Sr., age 93 died 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Blossom Nursing 
and Rehabilitation Center.   He was born 
January 28, 1926 in Salem the son of the late 
William Charles and Laura (Sheen) Hill.  
Richard worked as a press operator for Salem 
Blanking Company and previously worked for 
Mullins Manufacturing and Gonda Engineering.  
During World War II he served in the United 
States Navy.

His wife, Dorothy Mae (Adams) Hill whom he 
married in November 1950 preceded him in death 
on October 22, 2009.

Survivors include two sons, William Hill of 
Salem and Theodore “Ted” Hill of North 
Georgetown; five daughters, Deborah (Charles) 
Drakulich, Dena (Robert) Hollinger, Gail Ann 
Hill, Rebecca Lynn Hill and Bobbie Jo (John) 
Bridge all of Salem; many grandchildren and 
several great grandchildren.

A son, Richard Charles Hill Jr. also preceded 
him in death.

A private family service will be held at a 
later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice 
of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 
Ohio 44512.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home.


Friday July 26, 2019

Ronald David Geist

JUNE 12, 1951 ~ JULY 25, 2019 (AGE 68)

Salem- Ronald David Geist, 68, died July 25, 
2019 at Hospice House.

Ronald was born in Salem, June 12, 1951, a son 
of the late Russell F. and Mary (Sprowl) Geist.

He was a 1969 graduate of Salem High School and 
was a machinist,  retiring from Circle Machine 
in Sebring.

Ronald was a member of the Salem AMVETS Post 45 
and the VFW Post in Washingtonville.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the 
Vietnam War.

He enjoyed listening to 60’s music and was an 
avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes 
fan.

He is survived by his wife, the former, Jean 
Arnoto, whom he married October 8, 2011; one 
son, Jason Geist of Canton; one daughter, Sarah 
(David) Kiernan of Medina; step-children, Greg 
(Dawn) DeCarlo of Austintown, Josh (Kayleigh) 
Post of Salem, Beth (Jerry) Beverly of 
Leetonia, Jennifer Kornbau of Burley, ID, and 
Christinia Faulk of Leetonia; 10 step-
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in 
death by his previous wife, Eva Hardgrove Geist 
on November 7, 2003.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 
11:00AM at Stark Memorial with full military 
honors by the Salem Honor Guard.

Material contributions may be given the Hospice 
House, 9803 Sharrott Rd, Poland, OH 44514.

To view Ronald’s obituary or to send 
condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday July 26, 2019

Linda Star Endicott

OCTOBER 13, 1948 ~ JULY 25, 2019(AGE 70)

Linda Star Endicott, 70, died July 25, 2019 at 
Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Linda was born October 13, 1948 in Salem, a 
daughter of late Frank and Mabel (Allison) 
Williard.

She was a packer at Star Extruded Shape.  Her 
favorite past-times were spending time with her 
family and was fishing.

Her husband Elmo Endicott Sr., whom she married 
January 26, 1967, died October 14, 2006.

She is survived by two sons, Boe 
(Tammy)Endicott Jr. and Joe (Lisa) Endicott 
both of Salem; one daughter, Trisha (Steven) 
Johnson of Hanoverton; four sisters, Wendy 
Philips of Salem, Twila Shoaf of Salem, Inez 
Ardendo of Austintown, and Beverly Peters of 
Salem; 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-
grandchildren.

Linda was preceded by her parents, husband, 
five sisters, and four brothers.

Friends and family will be received Sunday from 
2-4 PM and 6-8 PM and Monday from 12, Noon-
1:00PM at Stark Memorial.

Funeral Services will be Monday at 1:00PM  the 
funeral home, with her grandson, Rev. Chalmer 
Perkins officiating.  Interment will be at Hope 
Cemetery.

To view Linda’s obituary or to send condolences 
visit www.starkmemorial.com


Thursday July 25, 2019

Doris "Jean" Lawlis

SEPTEMBER 22, 1938 ~ JULY 25, 2019(AGE 80)

ALLIANCE – Doris “Jean” Lawlis, age 80 died at 
4:15 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Canterbury 
Villa in Alliance. She was born September 22, 
1938 in Minerva, the daughter of the late 
William and Alice (Clark) Jackman.

Jean moved to Salem in 1967 from Minerva. She 
was a member of the First United Methodist 
Church of Salem.

Her husband, Alfred G. Lawlis whom she married 
September 27, 1959 preceded her in death August 
12, 1992.

Survivors include her son Daniel (Connee) G. 
Lawlis of Salem; two daughters, Connie A. 
(Rick) Suggett and Kim M. Andric, both of 
Salem; nine grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren. Doris also leaves her companion 
Norman Oyster of Salem.

A private service will be held. Burial will be 
at East Lawn Cemetery in Minerva.


Thursday July 25, 2019

Dr. Joseph Mersol

MARCH 15, 1931 ~ JULY 24, 2019 (AGE 88)

North Lima - Dr. Joseph Mersol, 88, died on 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from compilations of 
a stroke at Assumption Village, North Lima.

Dr. Mersol was born March 15, 1931 at Zagreb, 
Yugoslavia a son of Valentin and Emily Tominsek 
Mersol.

He survived a war-torn Europe and immigrated 
with his family to the United States in 1949 
settling in Cleveland, Ohio.  He attended 
Youngstown College, graduated from John Carroll 
University in 1953, and graduated from St. 
Louis University School of Medicine in 1958, 
accepted an internship and surgical residency 
at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio 
prior to establishing his private practice.

Dr. Mersol was a family practice physician for 
37 years, deputy coroner for the Mahoning 
County for 19 years, the medical director for 
multiple area nursing homes, served as a Major 
in the Ohio National Guard in the Medical 
Service Corps and spoke ten languages.

Dr. Mersol was known by his colleagues, nurses, 
residents and patients as a compassionate, 
caring physician. He was named St. Elizabeth 
Hospital’s Physician of the Year.  His passion 
was caring for those who needed a warm and 
caring soul.

Faith was always part of Dr. Mersol.  He was a 
faithful Catholic, 4th Degree Knight of the Fr. 
Cavanaugh Council, past Grand Knight, District 
Deputy, recorder and recognized as the 
Volunteer Knight of the Year for the State of 
Ohio.  He was an Usher, Lector and Eucharistic 
Minister at St. Jude Parish in Columbiana.  He 
served on the Diocesan Boards of Catechesis and 
Catholic Charities and was well known for his 
Sunday readings at Holy Mass on TV for the 
Shut-Ins.

Dr. Mersol is survived by his wife and love of 
his life, Josephine “JoAnn” Geltch 
Schnarrenberger, whom he married on June 2, 
1989; and children, Mary Jo (Mike) Mersol-Barg, 
Joseph M. (Lee Ann) Mersol, Shirley Osterling, 
Loretta (Richard) Eich, Thomas Schnarrenberger, 
Amy (Bill) Adair, William Schnarrenberger, Jeff 
Schnarrenberger, Earl R. (Vicky) 
Schnarrenberger, and Gary Schnarrenberger; 24 
grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two 
great great grandchildren.

He joins in heaven his first wife, Marian 
Kneller whom he had married in 1957, as well 
as, five children, Michael Mersol, Patricia 
Schnarrenberger, James Schnarrenberger, Robert 
Schnarrenberger, Steve Schnarrenberger and a 
grandson, Justin.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, 
2019, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 
27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church with Father Thomas Ziegler and 
Father Edward Brienz officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 
North Lima where military honors will be 
accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may 
be made to the St. Jude Catholic Church 
building fund or to Hospice of the Valley.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com



Thursday July 25, 2019

Everett L. Kinsey

NOVEMBER 19, 1952 ~ JULY 24, 2019(AGE 66)

   Everett L. Kinsey, age 66, of Atwater, 
passed away at 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 
2019, at Aultman Hospital.

  He was born November 19, 1952, in Ravenna, 
Ohio to Dale and Eleanor (Williamson) Kinsey.

  Everett was a graduate of Waterloo High 
School and had retired as a machinist from 
Allen Aircraft in Ravenna. He also formerly was 
employed by Tree City Mold and Machine in Kent.

  He was a member of the Atwater Church of the 
Nazarene

  Survivors include his sister, Teresa 
(Douglas) Sewell of Moore, SC; two nieces, 
Stephanie (Douglas) Vujas of Atwater and Stacie 
Sewell of Boiling Springs, SC; three great-
nephews; and several cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, 
July 29th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home with Pastor Neil Taylor of Atwater Church 
of the Nazarene officiating. Family will 
receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
Interment will be at Marlboro Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Autism 
Speaks 4700 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 
44131.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Monday July 22, 2019

John William Caldwell

MAY 20, 1965 ~ JULY 19, 2019 (AGE 54)


Leetonia – John William Caldwell, 54, of 
Leetonia, died, Friday, July 19, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center.

He was born, May 20, 1965 in Alliance, a son of 
James Caldwell and Michael Kay Cowan.

John served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant.

He is survived by his father, James J. (Cindy) 
Caldwell of Columbiana; a brother, Jason 
Caldwell of Leetonia; four daughters Michelle, 
Caitlin, Mary and Courtney Caldwell; four sons, 
Dennis, William, Corey and Jacob Caldwell and 
Several grandchildren.

Following his wishes, no services will be 
observed.

Professional arrangements have been entrusted 
to Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

View this obituary ad send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com



Thursday July 18, 2019

Thomas William Johnston

MARCH 16, 1935 ~ JULY 13, 2019 (AGE 84)


SALEM – Thomas William Johnston, age 84 died at 
1:20 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation.  He was born March 
16, 1935 on Maple Street in Salem the son of 
the late Arthur and Marie (Ward) Johnston.

He was a 1953 graduate of Salem High School and 
a 1962 graduate of Kent State.  Tom served in 
the United States Army from 1954 to 1957 as a 
cryptographer stationed in Germany and Turkey 
on the Black Sea.  He was a meat buyer at the A 
& P warehouse for ten years and has worked at 
Gordon Brothers for the past 40 years.

Tom bowled on the same team for 30 years, was 
an avid golfer and was most proud of his “Green 
Jacket”. He was a life member of the Salem 
Independent Hose Co.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, 
Morry (Beeler) Johnston and his daughter, Sarah 
(Kevin) Jenkins; two grandsons, Cameron (Sarah) 
Jenkins and Julian (Monika) Jenkins and a great 
granddaughter, Claire.  Two sons, Joel and Dan 
Johnston of Salem also survive.

A sister, Lois Leslie and a brother, James 
Johnston also preceded him in death.

Tom requested no services be held.  He hoped to 
be remembered fondly by friends.  He went 
gently into that good night.

The family wants to thank Community Hospice for 
all their excellent care, especially his nurse, 
Bernie.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem 
Independent Hose Co. Scholarship Fund, 633 
Pershing St., Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home.

Tom’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Independent Hose Co. Scholarship Fund
633 Pershing St., Salem AL 44460


Wednesday July 17, 2019

Gesaman M. Delores

1933 ~ 2019 (AGE 86)


SALEM – Delores M. Gesaman, age 86 died at 1:00 
a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Brookdale 
Salem.  She was born March 7, 1933 in 
Wellsville, the daughter of the late Daniel and 
Edith (Baker) McElroy.

Delores was employed as a manager for 27 years 
at the Smith Center. She is a member of the 
Winona United Methodist Church and involved in 
various activities at the church. Delores was a 
1951 graduate of Salem High School.

Her husband of 64 years, Ronald E. Gesaman 
preceded her in death April 20, 2016.

Survivors include a son, Lt. Col. Ronald S. 
(wife D.J.) Gesaman of Clarksville, TN; two 
daughters, Ronda (Howard) Plowright of Atlanta, 
GA and Elizabeth (Rev. Mark) Heldreth of 
Harrisburg, PA; a sister, Joyce (Paul) Lasky of 
Lisbon; nine grandchildren, and 23 great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a brother, 
Robert McElroy and three sisters, Arlene 
Forkel, Allene Forkel and Donna Hanna also 
preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Winona United 
Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Scott 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial and from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday prior 
to the service at the church. Burial will be at 
Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Winona United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, 
Winona, Ohio 44493 or Community Hospice, 2341 
E. State St., Suite B, Salem, OH 44460.

Delores’ obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Winona United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 25, Winona OH 44493

Community Hospice-Salem
2341 E. State St., Suite B, Salem OH 44460

There's still time to send flowers to 
the Visitation at the Stark Memorial from 5:00 
PM to 7:00 PM on July 22, 2019.


Tuesday July 16, 2019

Thomas William Johnston

MARCH 16, 1935 ~ JULY 13, 2019 (AGE 84)


SALEM – Thomas William Johnston, age 84 died at 
1:20 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation.  He was born March 
16, 1935 on Maple Street in Salem the son of 
the late Arthur and Marie (Ward) Johnston.

He was a 1953 graduate of Salem High School and 
a 1962 graduate of Kent State.  Tom served in 
the United States Army from 1954 to 1957 as a 
cryptographer stationed in Germany and Turkey 
on the Black Sea.  He was a meat buyer at the A 
& P warehouse for ten years and has worked at 
Gordon Brothers for the past 40 years.

Tom bowled on the same team for 30 years, was 
an avid golfer and was most proud of his “Green 
Jacket”. He was a life member of the Salem 
Independent Hose Co.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, 
Morry (Beeler) Johnston and his daughter, Sarah 
(Kevin) Jenkins; two grandsons, Cameron (Sarah) 
Jenkins and Julian (Monika) Jenkins and a great 
granddaughter, Claire.  Two sons, Joel and Dan 
Johnston of Salem also survive.

A sister, Lois Leslie and a brother, James 
Johnston also preceded him in death.

Tom requested no services be held.  He hoped to 
be remembered fondly by friends.  He went 
gently into that good night.

The family wants to thank Community Hospice for 
all their excellent care, especially his nurse, 
Bernie.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem 
Independent Hose Co. Scholarship Fund, 633 
Pershing St., Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home.

Tom’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Independent Hose Co. Scholarship Fund
633 Pershing St., Salem AL 44460


Monday July 15, 2019

Darlene E. Smith

SEPTEMBER 18, 1944 ~ JULY 11, 2019(AGE 74)


Tulsa, OK – Darlene E. Smith, 74, of Tulsa, OK, 
formerly of East Palestine, died, July 11, 2019 
at her home.

She was born September 18, 1944 in Rochester, 
PA, a daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth 
Morrow McCoy.

Darlene was a home maker, a member of New 
Waterford Presbyterian Church and enjoyed 
making children’s afghans.

Her Husband, John H. Smith, whom she married, 
July 3, 1966, preceded her in death, December 
28, 1999.

She is survived by her son, William (Anne) 
Smith of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren; 
three sisters, Ruth Telford, Kay (John) Parks 
and Sally Kelly, and two brother in laws, 
Robert (Barbara) Smith of Tulsa, OK and Harry 
(Jean) Smith of Salem.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Friday, July 19, 2019 a Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Reverend Dr. 
Meta Cramer officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the funeral 
home.

Burial will follow at New Waterford Cemetery.

View this obituary and send condolences to the 
family at www.familycareservices.com



Monday July 15, 2019

Robert "Bob" Cottrill II

MARCH 22, 1973 ~ JULY 13, 2019 (AGE 46)

  Robert “Bob” Cottrill II, age 46 of 
Austintown, and formerly of Randolph, died 
unexpectedly at 3:14 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 
2019.

  He was born March 22, 1973 in Milton, Florida 
to Robert L. and Betty (Riley) Cottrill.

  A 1992 graduate of Waterloo High School, Bob 
worked as a Diesel Mechanic. He also formerly 
drove truck for Eastern Express, and had been a 
manager at Petro.

  He was a member of La Familia Motorcycle 
Club, and enjoyed riding motorcycles and 
detailing cars.

  Bob enjoyed cooking, helping others, spending 
time outdoors, and loved spending time with his 
family and children.

  Survivors include his mother, Betty Cottrill 
of Cleveland; daughter, Sherokee Elaine 
Cottrill of Austintown; son, Robert L. Cottrill 
III of Austintown; sister, Robin (Joe Brock) 
Cottrill of Medina; paternal grandparents, 
James (Elaine) Cottrill of Alliance; aunts; 
uncles; nieces, Gloria and Tabitha; and someone 
special to him, Susie.

  Bob was preceded in death by his father and 
maternal grandparents, Paul and Pauline Riley.

    Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Thomas Norman 
officiating. Friends may call beginning at 10 
a.m. on Thursday.

  Interment will be at Atwater Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be given to his mother at the service.

   Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, OH 44601. 


Monday July 15, 2019

Jack K. "Kojak" "Moorie" Moore

JULY 16, 1949 ~ JULY 12, 2019 (AGE 69)

Jack K. “Kojak” “Moorie” Moore, age 69, of 
North Canton, formerly of Alliance, passed away 
at 10:05 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at Mercy 
Medical Center.

  He was born July 16, 1949, in Alliance, Ohio, 
to Paul E. and Irene A. (Eakins) Moore.

  Jack was a 1967 graduate of Alliance High 
School and retired from American Steel after 
working 30 years as a chipper.

  He was a United States Army Veteran having 
served during the Vietnam Era.

  Jack loved working outside, especially 
mowing; he loved listening to music, and 
meeting new people. Jack made friends 
everywhere he went. He loved his family and 
will be greatly missed.

  Survivors include his wife, Garnet V. 
(Shaver) Moore, whom he married September 3, 
1976; sons, Eric (Kimberly) Eye and Kevin 
Moore; grandchildren, Lily, Ty, Caitlyn, 
Alexis, and Alora; sisters, Kay (Dave) Harden, 
and Bonnie Staggers; brother, Wilbur Moore; and 
many nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, 
Paul G. Moore;  siblings, David Moore, Rae 
Burrier, Scott Moore, Joe Moore, Eva Spall, and 
Paula Moore.

  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Willie Bell 
officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., 
Tuesday July 16th. Interment will be at Atwater 
Cemetery

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the American Lung Association, 
or to the donor’s choice of charity.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601


Saturday July 13, 2019


Robert H. Hissom

AUGUST 10, 1952 ~ JULY 12, 2019 (AGE 66)


Bucyrus, OH- Robert H. Hissom formerly of 
Salem, died July 12, 2019 at his residence.

He was born April 10, 1952 in Salem, a son of 
the late Robert C. Hissom and Laura Jane 
(Bailie) Hissom.

Robert was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School 
and attended Ohio State ATI for turf grass 
management. He retired from Eljer Plumbing in 
2004.

He was a lifetime member of the Salem Elks 
Lodge 305 and member of Bucyrus Lodge 156.

Robert was an avid golfer and loved working on 
the golf course.  He worked at the Salem Golf 
Club for 45 years and for the Golf Club of 
Bucyrus for a short time.

He was a Cleveland Browns, Indians, Salem 
Quakers and Buckeyes football fan.  He took 
pride in watching his son-in-law coach the 
Bucyrus Redmen football team.

Some of his favorite past-times were playing 
pool, drinking Budweiser, socializing and 
spending time with his three grandsons who 
affectionately called him Pop Pop.

 He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Lewis) 
Hissom ,whom he married July 11, 1987; one 
daughter, Maribeth (Hissom) Eckert  and her 
husband Aaron Eckert of Bucyrus, OH and 
grandchildren Owen, Elliot, and AJ; two 
sisters:  Renee S. Exline of Salem and Kimberly 
(Terry Smith) J. Rosta of Salem; two brothers: 
Mark A. (Jill) Hissom of Salem and Jay A. 
(Kathy) Hissom of Chippewa Lake.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday 
July 17, 2019 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m., where a 
funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at 
Stark Memorial.

All are invited for a celebration of life 
dinner at the Elks Lodge # 305 following the 
service.


Saturday July 13, 2019


Marion C. Landry

OCTOBER 14, 1925 ~ JULY 12, 2019(AGE 93)


Salem- Marion C. Landry, 93, died at 12:49 a.m. 
Friday July 12, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.  She was born October 14, 1925 in 
Providence Rhode Island, the daughter of the 
late Charles and Ida (Ciampa) Porcaro.  Marion 
resided in Warwick for most of her life until 
2004 when she moved to Salem Ohio to live with 
her daughter Betty and husband Jack Brothers. 

Marion started her teaching career as a 
volunteer at the local Head Start program in 
Warwick Rhode Island.  That is when she fell in 
love with teaching preschoolers.  Never 
graduating high school, Marion went back to 
school to gain her GED.  After that, while 
working full time as a preschool teacher at 
Head Start, she went on to receive her 
Bachelor's degree in education from Roger 
Williams College in Rhode Island at the age of 
40.  She was a preschool teacher with the Head 
Start program for 10 years and finishing her 
career at St. Kevin's Catholic School in 
Warwick, Rhode Island, retiring in 2000. 

Marion leaves a daughter Betty Brothers and 
husband Jack, and a son Gerald Schey.  She was 
the step mother of Jo-ann Hartman and her 
husband Jim, Maureen Evans and her husband Bob, 
Michael Landry and wife Sandra, and the late 
Helen Harris, Carol Ruest, and Dennis Landry.   
She was also a beloved grandmother and great 
grandmother.

In 1952, Marion married her first husband, 
Jeremiah Schey, who passed away in 1972.   In 
1974, was married to Chester Landry until his 
death in 2000. 

Marion was one of six children.  Preceding her 
death were four of her siblings, Felix, 
Marcelline, Irene, and Sister Dorothy Porcaro, 
leaving Helen Curtis as the sole surviving 
sibling.

A visitation will be held Monday July 15 from 
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home 1014 East State Street, Salem Ohio 
44460.  Prayer service to follow.


Thursday July 11, 2019

Harold "Bob" Robert Huffman

OCTOBER 28, 1938 ~ JULY 10, 2019(AGE 80)


SALEM – Harold “Bob” Robert Huffman, age 80 
died at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 
Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown. He was 
born October 28, 1938 in Ashtabula, the son of 
the late Harold C. and Eunice (Mitten) Huffman.

Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a 
tool and die maker at various businesses in the 
area. Harold was a member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church. He graduated from Andover High School. 
Harold was a member of the Knights of Columbus 
and Legion of Mary. He loved to bowl, golf and 
do woodworking. His favorite hobby was building 
model airplanes with the Centaur RC Club.

Survivors include his wife, Christine (Seitz) 
Huffman whom he married August 26, 1961; three 
daughters, Pam (Jon) Gerace of Salem, Linda 
(Mark) Case of Columbiana and Shari (Chris) 
Madland of Ft. Worth, TX; two sisters, Barbara 
(Gary) Googe of Chardon and Nancy (Doug) 
Stanhope of Linesville, PA; five grandchildren, 
Adam (Caitlin) Hickey, Jon Anthony Gerace, 
Stephanie (Shane) Duda, Abigayle Roach and 
Autumn Roach.

Besides his parents, a brother, Paul Huffman 
preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30 
p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic 
Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Sunday, July 14, 2019 and 2:00-3:00 p.m. Monday 
at Stark Memorial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Legion of Mary or St. Paul Church, 
935 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

There's still time to send flowers to 
the Visitation at the Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on July 14, 2019.


Thursday July 11, 2019

Robert "Bob" Alexander Skomra

NOVEMBER 5, 1933 ~ JULY 8, 2019 (AGE 85)


SALEM – Robert “Bob” Alexander Skomra passed 
away at age 85, Monday, July 8, 2019 at his 
home. He was born November 5, 1933 in Newboro, 
PA, son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Poyma) 
Skomra.

Robert served in the United States Air Force as 
an Intelligence Officer, followed by a career 
with AT&T as a planning engineer. He was a life 
member of the VFW and NRA. Robert dedicated his 
life to his faith, family, and his unquenchable 
thirst for knowledge, a desire to never stop 
learning that he passed on to his children and 
grandchildren. He was passionate about his 
family’s genealogy and Polish history. A few of 
his many and wide interests included military 
history, the American railroad, and a love for 
all things culinary. Robert was sneakily funny 
when he chose to be, with a dry sense of humor 
and a love of “good” puns.

Robert is survived by two sons, David (Patti) 
Skomra and Steven Skomra; three daughters, 
Denice (David) Cudnik, Suzanne (Donald) 
McMurchy, and Lisa (Richard) Lotze; a sister, 
Marilyn (Mac) McDonell; 12 grandchildren and 13 
great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in 
death by his wife of 60 years, Marlene Skomra; 
a daughter, Milissa Skomra; and his brother, 
Bernard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. Paul’s 
Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. Calling hours will be from 9:30-
10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held 
at Lisbon Cemetery with military honors 
provided by Salem Honor Guard.

There's still time to send flowers to 
the Visitation at the St. Paul Catholic Church 
from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on July 15, 2019.


Wednesday July 10, 2019

Theodore "Ted" Mullins Jr.

NOVEMBER 24, 1946 ~ JULY 7, 2019(AGE 72)

SALEM – Theodore “Ted” Mullins Jr., age 72 died 
at 5:32 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Riverside 
Methodist Hospital in Columbus.  He was born 
September 24, 1946 in Detroit, MI, the son of 
the late Theodore and Ola E. (Wentz) Mullins.

Ted was employed as a manager at Worthington 
and Blackhawk in Salem for 28 years. He 
attended First Friends Church. Ted graduated 
from Detroit Paul K. Cousino High School He was 
an avid sports fan, especially baseball. Ted 
loved watching his grandkids play sports.

Ted was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving 
during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Diana (Winters) 
Mullins whom he married October 7, 1971; three 
sons, Chris (Theresa) Mullins of Salem, Dan 
(Rebekah) Mullins of Mt. Vernon and Dave 
(Kelly) Mullins of Erie, PA; two sisters, 
JoAnna Bosel of Salem and Patty (Jim) Woelkers 
of Novi, MI; three brothers, Bill (Tonya) 
Mullins of Denver, CO, Harry (Joletta) Mullins 
of Laurelville and John Mullins of Las Vegas, 
NV; five grandchildren, Ryan (Rebecca) Mullins, 
Danielle (Travis) Bailey, Alex, Zach and Luke 
Mullins; and four great grandchildren, Seth, 
Julieann, Mikenna, Karson.

Besides his parents, two sisters, Leigh Ellen 
Mullins and Joyce Mountz preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, July 12, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor Peter Fowler officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the 
funeral home. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.


Wednesday July 10, 2019

Pauline E (Trudel) Griffin

DECEMBER 5, 1930 ~ MAY 24, 2019(AGE 88)

  Pauline E. (Trudel) Griffin, age 88, of 
Alliance, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at 
Danbury Senior Living of Alliance.  

  She was born December 5, 1930, in Wauseon, 
Ohio, to Oscar and Mary (Schantz) Trudel.

  Pauline is survived by her children, Elaine 
(Bob) Puz of Malvern, Mark (Carol) Griffin of 
Denver, Colorado, Eric (Connie) Griffin of 
Malvern, Bruce (Shayna) Griffin of Columbus and 
Nancy Griffin of Raleigh, North Carolina; and 
brother, John (Janette) Trudel of Archbold, 
Ohio.  She was grandma to six grandchildren and 
six great-grandchildren. 

  In addition to her parents, Pauline was 
preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, 
Roger S. Griffin who died January 3, 2018.

  Pauline was an active member of Lutheran 
churches where she resided, most recently St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alliance.  In her 
spare time, she cherished times spent with 
family and long-time friends, and her time at 
Lake Mohawk and traveling.

  A celebration of life service will be held at 
11 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church 3295 S. Union Ave. in 
Alliance. The family will receive condolences 
one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m.

 Interment of Pauline and Roger’s ashes will 
take place at Noon on October 7, at Pettisville 
Mennonite Cemetery, Oak St. in Pettisville, 
Ohio.

 Pauline’s family would like to extend a 
special thank you to the staff of Danbury 
Assisted Living of Alliance for their love, 
compassion and friendship, and also to Great 
Lakes Hospice for their compassionate care. 

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of 
Canton c/o Theresa Brately 1465 New England Dr. 
SE, N. Canton, Ohio 44720 or to Camp Frederick 
PO Box 258, Rogers, Ohio 44455.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601. 


Tuesday July 09, 2019

William Lowell McMillan
MARCH 29, 1955 ~ JULY 7, 2019 
(AGE 64)

COLUMBIANA – William Lowell 
McMillan, age 64 died at 3:52 
a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical 
Center. He was born March 29, 
1955 in Barnesville, the son 
of the late Walden and Evelyn 
(Holland) MacMillan.

Survivors include his wife, 
Julie A. (Foster) McMillan 
whom he married April 30, 
2005; four sons, Daniel 
(Tonya) McMillan of 
Columbiana, Charles (Terri) 
MacMillan of Salem, William 
S. McMillan of Salem, and 
Jordan McMillan of 
Columbiana; three sisters, 
Diane (Bob) Park of 
Washingtonville, Donna 
(Harold) Donnalley of 
Columbiana and Cindy Mason of 
Barnesville; and three 
brothers, Danny McMillan of 
St. Clairsville, Robert 
MacMillan of Barnesville and 
Randy MacMillan of 
Barnesville.

Memorial calling hours will 
be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 
No service will be held.

 

Gillian Ann Collum
 
APRIL 21, 1945 ~ JULY 6, 
2019 (AGE 74)
 
 
Columbiana-Gillian Ann 
Collum, 74, passed away 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at her 
home.
 
Mrs. Collum was born April 
21, 1945 in Southgate London, 
England, a daughter of the 
late Edward A. and Doris L. 
Dodd Cruey. She moved to this 
country at the age of three, 
living first in Waugekan, IL 
and later moving to Zion, IL. 
Gillian lived in this area 
the past three years.
 
Gillian had worked as a 
Licensed Practical Nurse at 
St. Theresa in the emergency 
department in Illinois for 
many years. When she lived in 
Illinois, she was also active 
in her church teaching Sunday 
School and was a Tupperware 
representative.
 
Her husband, Carl Collum died 
on October 23, 2003.
 
She is survived by her 
daughter, Debra (Scott) 
Bender of Rogers; 
grandchildren, Erich Mericle 
of Waukegan, IL and Gessica 
(Ryan) Dulaney of Winthrop 
Harbor, IL; four great 
grandchildren; three 
brothers, Edward (Juanita) 
Cruey, Jr. of Chokoloskee, 
FL, John (Judy) Cruey of 
Waukegan, IL and Richard 
(Jill) Cruey of Clayton, CA; 
and her companion, Carl 
Campbell of New Waterford.
 
Friends will be received from 
5-7 pm Thursday, July 25, 
2019 at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.
 
A Celebration Life Service 
will be held at 7:00 pm 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 
the funeral home with Pastor 
Jeff Jamieson officiating.
 
Sign the guest register and 
send condolences to the 
family at 
www.familycareservices.com
 

Brad Blakeman
MARCH 5, 1980 ~ JULY 6, 2019 
(AGE 39)
 
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North Lima-Our beloved Brad 
Blakeman, 39, tragically and 
unexpectedly left this world 
on July 6, 2019.  Born March 
5, 1980 he was a father, son, 
grandson, brother, uncle and 
beloved friend.
 
Brad’s greatest joy in life 
was his son, Bentley. He 
loved to ride his Harley and 
spend time with his son and 
family.  He had an enormous 
heart and an infectious smile 
that made everyone feel 
instantly welcome.
 
Brad was a graduate of South 
Range High School.  Brad was 
employed at R & J Trucking as 
a diesel mechanic. He was a 
member of Mineral Ridge 
Church of Christ. He loved 
riding his Harley, especially 
his last long trip to 
Sturgis.  He is well known 
for his charity work with 50 
Legs.
 
Brad leaves behind to cherish 
his memory, his son, Bentley 
Blakeman; his mother, Alice 
Chismar of North Lima; his 
father JR (Diana) Blakeman of 
Salem; his brother and best 
friend, Chad (Lyndsay) 
Blakeman of North Lima; his 
niece, Lexus and his nephew 
Jayce, as well as his PaPa 
Alex Chismar and extended 
family.
 
He was preceded in death by 
his grandparents, Shelby and 
Ruth Ann Blakeman, his 
grandmother Carol Chismar and 
his great grandmother, Hazel 
Dominic (aka Little Grandma).
 
Waiting to welcome Brad on 
his journey is his best 
friend Val Abkarjan, who 
tragically lost his life this 
past November and his 
grandma, Carol Chismar.
 
A funeral service will be 
held at 1:00 p.m. on 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with 
Reverend Ronald Blakeman 
officiating.
 
Visitation will be held from 
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 
Friday, July 12, 2019 and 
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.
 
View this obituary and send 
condolences to the family at 
www.familycareservices.com

Nancy L. Kotzbacher
FEBRUARY 21, 1933 ~ JULY 7, 
2019 (AGE 86)
 
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Nancy L. Kotzbacher, age 86, 
of Alliance, passed away 
Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 
McCrea Manor.
 
  She was born February 21, 
1933, in Alliance, Ohio, to 
Alexander and Margaret 
(McCready) Anderson.
 
  Nancy was a 1950 graduate 
of Alliance High School and 
married her high school 
sweetheart, Robert 
Kotzbacher. While he was in 
the military they enjoyed 
traveling
 
  She was a secretary at the 
former Alliance 
Manufacturing. In 1956, she 
left the workforce to raise 
her family.
 
  Nancy enjoyed music and 
dancing and was an avid 
bowler.
 
  Survivors include her 
daughters, Rhonda (Bruce) 
Shonk of Alliance and Sandy 
(Dan) Tizzano of Medina; 
grandchildren, Jennifer 
Berry, Andrew Shonk and 
Justin Tizzano; great-
grandchildren, McKenna, Dyson 
and Arianna Berry; and her 
late son’s life partner, Tim 
Martin of Cincinnati.
 
  In addition to her parents, 
Nancy was preceded in death 
by her son, Robert “Rob” 
Kenneth Kotzbacher in 2013, 
and Robert Kotzbacher in 
1997.
 
  A memorial gathering for 
Nancy will be held from 6-7 
p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 
at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.
 
  Alzheimer’s may have taken 
her memories but never did it 
take her sparkle! Nancy’s 
family would like to extend a 
special thanks to McCrea 
Manor for their excellent 
care.
 
  Arrangements are by 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union 
Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 
 

Margaret Lutz
 
JULY 12, 1937 ~ JUNE 28, 
2019 (AGE 81)
 
 
SALEM – Margaret “Marge” Lutz 
passed away, Friday, June 28, 
2019. She was born July 12, 
1937 in Monaca, Pennsylvania, 
the daughter of the late 
Arthur and Margaret (Patton) 
Neubauer.
 
Marge was a member of the 
First United Methodist Church 
of Salem. She enjoyed 
spending time with her 
family, especially her 
grandchildren. Marge will be 
missed and remembered as kind 
and loving with a generous 
heart to help others and had 
a friendly smile for all that 
were fortunate to know her.
 
Survivors include her 
husband, LaVerne “Vern”  Lutz 
whom she married June 21, 
1958; a son, David (Lora) 
Lutz; two daughters, Debora 
(David) Campolito and Diana 
(Darrin) Ackerman; and seven 
grandchildren, Joshua 
(Andrea) Lutz, Rachel Lutz, 
Eric and Cade Campolito and 
Dana, Brook and Chase 
Ackerman.
 
Besides her parents, a 
brother, Major Frank Neubauer 
(USMC) also preceded her in 
death.
 
A private family service was 
held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 
at Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home followed by burial at 
Hope Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, the 
family asks that any memorial 
contributions be donated to 
First United Methodist Church 
of Salem, P.O. Box 463, 
Salem, OH 44460.
 
Donations may be made to:
 
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 463, Salem OH 44460
 

Evelyn Ruth (Berlin) Baugh
 
MAY 24, 1923 ~ JULY 2, 
2019 (AGE 96)
 
 
Evelyn Baugh, 96, of Alliance 
Ohio, passed away July 2, 
2019, at McCrea Manor 
Assisted Living.
 
She was born to the late 
Clarence Berlin and Wilda 
Berlin Battey on May 24, 1923 
in Marlboro, Ohio.  Evelyn 
graduated from Marlboro High 
School in 1940.
 
She married the late Charles 
“Chuck” Frederick Baugh in 
October 1945, and they lived 
together in the Alliance area 
their entire lives.  Evelyn 
is survived by two children: 
Dale Baugh of Smithfield, VA 
and Beth (George) Morris of 
Indian Rocks Beach, FL.  She 
is also survived by 
granddaughter Charlee 
(Pierson) Eaves of 
Smithfield, VA; 2 great 
grandchildren, Bragen and 
West; several nieces and 
nephews; and grandpuppies, 
Nezper, Zazu, Bandit and 
Coda.  Evelyn was predeceased 
by her loving husband in 
1975.  Also, brothers George 
Berlin and Gordon Berlin; 
sister Mary Boyle; daughter-
in-law Donna Baugh; and her 
beloved pets, Corky, Brutus 
Jack, Mitzi and Maggie.
 
Evelyn was retired from 
William-Allen Company (North 
Canton).  She was a life-long 
member of First Immanuel 
United Church of Christ where 
she served as elder, 
deaconess, chairman of the 
memorial committee, and 
belonged to Trinity Circle.  
She was also a charter member 
of Beta Sigma Phi sorority 
which started in Alliance in 
1953.  Evelyn served as 
president for 3 terms and 
achieved Diamond Circle as 
well as Degrees for Ritual of 
Jewels, Exemplar, Preceptor, 
Laureate and Master.  She was 
as a Cub Scout leader and was 
a previous member of 
Washington Township Rural 
Harmony and the Alliance 
YMCA. 
 
Evelyn loved her animals, 
from her own flock in the 
early years, to all the 
grand-puppies, to her locally 
adopted cats, birds, deer, 
squirrels and raccoons.  
Despite constantly 
complaining that she had no 
mechanical skills, she 
capably ran her household for 
over 40 years by herself, 
dealing with plumbing, 
electrical, landscaping and 
auto repairs, certainly 
qualifying her to be a master 
of many trades.  First 
Immanuel United Church of 
Christ was a center-point of 
her life, the basis for her 
spiritual, social, and 
community engagement 
activities.  She was proud of 
the church’s role in the 
community and did her best to 
contribute all that she could 
to these efforts.  Evelyn 
always enjoyed traveling and 
visiting her family.  Her 
“favorite son-in-law” took 
her to many of the national 
parks where she loved to stay 
in the lodges and the local 
B&Bs.  She delighted in her 
granddaughter Charlee’s 
visits for Grandparent-
grandchild camp.  Evelyn was 
a committed patriot of the 
USA, with so many of her 
family involved in military 
service over so many wars and 
years. She was a decorated 
Navy Mom, having visited the 
U.S. Naval Academy, USS 
Enterprise, USS Harry S. 
Truman, and Puget Sound Naval 
Shipyard; she was a proud 
blue and gold lady. She was 
an avid and loyal sports fan 
to her favorites --- 
Marlington High School 
sports, Mount Union and Ohio 
State football, and Navy 
athletics.
 
The family is grateful for 
the loving care Evelyn 
received from Linda Powell, 
Becky Kesterke, Jen, Cathy, 
Susan, Joyce and Dr. and Mrs. 
Kuentz.
 
Visitation will be held on 
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 5:00 – 
7:00 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.  A 
funeral service will be held 
at the funeral home at 10:00 
a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, 
with burial following at 
Highland Memorial Cemetery.  
The Reverend Neal Mann of 
First Immanuel United Church 
of Christ (Alliance) and the 
Reverend George Boomer of 
Hope Presbyterian Church 
(Smithfield, VA) will 
preside.  Evelyn loved 
flowers.  The family also 
welcomes donations to First 
Immanuel UC of C, 208 East 
Oxford Street, Alliance.
 
Arrangements are by Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home.
 

Mary E. (Conrad) Grimes-Penny
 
MAY 28, 1926 ~ JULY 2, 
2019 (AGE 93)
 
 
Mary Elizabeth (Conrad) 
Grimes-Penny, age 93, passed 
away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 
McCrea Manor.
 
  She was born May 28, 1926 
in Alliance, Ohio, to Craigg 
T. and Florence E. (Benner) 
Conrad.
 
  Mary retired as a cook from 
the Alliance Women’s Club 
after 30 years of service and 
enjoyed cooking, sewing and 
gardening.
 
  She was a member of 
Beechwood United Methodist 
Church since 1949, Beechwood 
Pioneers and Church Women 
United.
 
  Survivors include her son, 
Kenneth R. Grimes; 
grandchildren, David Grimes 
and Elizabeth Holmer; great-
granddaughter, Athena Holmer, 
four step-sons; and sisters, 
Evelyn M. Reustle and Viola 
P. Blanchard.
 
  In addition to her parents, 
Mary was preceded in death by 
her husbands, Gaven Grimes in 
l967 and Robert Penny in 
1998; son, Darrell C. Grimes; 
granddaughter, Tabitha Penny; 
sisters, Violet Conrad and 
Gladys Goughnour; and 
brothers, Arnold, Dwain E., 
Lester H., Olin H., Dale E. 
and Clayton L. Conrad.
 
  Services will be held at 11 
a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at 
Beechwood United Methodist 
Church with Pastor Doug Beggs 
officiating.  Friends may 
call one hour prior to the 
service at the church.
 
  Interment will be at West 
Beech Cemetery.
 
  Memorial contributions may 
be made to Beechwood United 
Methodist Church, 3450 
Beechwood Ave, Alliance, Ohio 
44601.
 
  Arrangements are by 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union 
Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
Friends may register online 
at www.ctcfuneral.com.
 

Dorothy I. Bennett
 
APRIL 19, 1933 ~ JULY 5, 
2019 (AGE 86)
 
 
SALEM – Dorothy I. Bennett, 
age 86 died at 8:38 p.m. 
Friday, July 5, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She 
was born April 19, 1933 in 
New York, NY, the daughter of 
the late Thomas P. and Susan 
I. (Washchalk) Strelko.
 
Dorothy worked at the Salem 
Public Library for 20 years. 
She also co-owned Salem Music 
Centre with her husband for 
30 years. Dorothy was a 
member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church. She loved to knit and 
crochet, read, do puzzles, 
play golf and play cards with 
other Salem Library retirees.
 
Her husband, Edward L. 
Bennett whom she married May 
15, 1954 preceded her in 
death February 24, 2015.
 
Survivors include two sons, 
Edward T. Bennett (Linda) of 
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO and 
David A. (Terri) Bennett of 
Salida, CA; a daughter, Linda 
(Fred) Liggitt of Salem; two 
brothers, William (Kathy) 
Strelko of Salem and Thomas 
Strelko of Berlin, PA; five 
grandchildren, Lance (Amanda) 
Murphy, Erin Murphy, Brian 
(Natalie) Murphy, Lauren 
Bennett, Maya Bennett; and 
two great grandchildren, 
Hunter and Connor Murphy.
 
Besides her parents and 
husband, a brother, Donald E. 
Strelko also preceded her in 
death.
 
A funeral service will be 
held at 12 Noon Thursday, 
July 11, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with 
Father Ernesto Rodriguez 
officiating. Calling hours 
will be held Thursday from 
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon prior to 
the service. Burial will be 
at Grandview Cemetery.
 

Harold A. Close
 
AUGUST 29, 1919 ~ JULY 5, 
2019 (AGE 99)
 
SALEM – Harold A. Close, age 
99, died at 8:15 p.m. 
Thursday, July 5, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical 
Center. He was born August 
29, 1919 in Salineville, the 
son of the late Lewis A. and 
Mary J. (Beadnell) Close.
 
Harold retired in 1985 from 
General Motors Lordstown 
where he worked in machinery 
repair for 13 years. He 
previously worked at E.W. 
Bliss Co. as a millwright and 
at Electric Furnace as a 
pipefitter.
 
He was a member of the First 
Church of the Nazarene, Salem 
and a 1937 graduate of 
Salineville High School. He 
was a member and past 
Commander of Salem V.F.W. 
Post 892, member and 
President of the former 
Deerfield Ruritan Club, 
member of the Deerfield 
American Legion Post 714, 
member and past President of 
the L.L.L. in Deerfield.
 
He served in the U.S. Navy 
during WWII.
 
His wife, Ruth G. (Ludlam) 
Close, whom he married June 
6, 1940 preceded him in death 
April 2, 2017.
 
Survivors include his 
daughter, Nancy (Mark) Firth 
of Salem; son, Ronald 
(Janice) Close of Alvin, TX; 
a brother, Glenn (Betty) 
Close of Oberlin; four 
granddaughters; five great 
grandsons; three great-great 
grandsons; one great-great 
granddaughter.
 
Besides his parents and wife, 
a grandson, Thomas A. Close 
and a sister, Naomi Smith 
also preceded him in death.
 
A funeral service will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, 
July 8, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with 
Rev. Robert Rowley 
officiating. Calling hours 
will be held Monday from 
10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the 
service at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Woodland 
Cemetery in Salineville.
 

Jerald R. Callahan
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 1930 ~ JULY 5, 
2019(AGE 88)
 
 
SALEM – Jerald R. Callahan, 
age 88, died at 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, July 5, 2019 at Akron 
City Hospital. He was born 
September 12, 1930 in Salem, 
the son of the late Charles 
Delbert and Laura Marguerite 
(Hinton) Callahan.
 
Jerald worked for 37 years at 
Crane Deming Pump. He was a 
1948 graduate of Salem High 
School. Jerald was Baptist by 
faith. Jerald was a member of 
the Masonic Lodge F&AM of 
Salem, enjoyed traveling in 
his motor home visiting 
national parks and the smoky 
mountains. He was a Staff 
Sargent in the U.S. Army.
 
His wife, Cora Jane Callahan 
whom he married July 1, 1949 
preceded him in death 
November 20, 2017.
 
Survivors include a son, 
Larry (Bobbie) Callahan of 
Uniontown; brothers-in-law, 
Bruce (Karen) Kemp and Clyde 
(Joan) Kemp Jr.; sister, Pat 
(Don) Chastain; one 
grandchild, Jordan (Aaron 
Carney) Callahan; four 
nieces, Kris (Don) Grayem, 
Karla (John) Thompson, 
Caroline (Robbie) Baxley and 
Cathern (Jamie) Roberts; and 
one nephew Mike Kemp.
 
Besides his parents and wife, 
a brother, Donald James 
Callahan and a niece, Cindy 
Lozier Clagg preceded him in 
death.
 
A private service will be 
held Wednesday, July 10, 
2019. Calling hours will be 
held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 
Burial will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.
 

Donna J. (McGath) Huston
 
SEPTEMBER 13, 1932 ~ JULY 5, 
2019(AGE 86)
 
 
Washingtonville- Donna J. 
Huston, age 86, of 
Washingtonville, passed 
peacefully with her family by 
her side on Friday, July 5, 
2019 at her home.
 
She was born on September 13, 
1932 in Darlington, PA., a 
daughter of the late Oscar F. 
and Cora H. Munyon McGath.
 
Donna had worked as a food 
service manager at Kmart in 
Florida for fifteen years and 
was of the Methodist faith.  
She will best be remembered 
as a woman who loved spending 
time with her family and was 
affectionately known as 
“White Hair Candy Grandma”.
 
Her husband of 68 years, 
Robert Huston, whom she 
married on May 6, 1950, 
preceded her in death on July 
5, 2017.
 
She is survived by three 
daughters, Theresa (Donald) 
Smith of Washingtonville, 
Brenda (William) Lewis of 
Poland, and Bonnie (Curtis) 
Foster of Petersbug; three 
sons, Robert Huston of Salem, 
Ronald (Cheryl) Huston of 
Cortland, and Terry (Cheryl) 
Huston of New Middletown; a 
sister, Lois Birch of Las 
Vegas, NV., and a brother, 
Sonny Kennedy of Michigan.  
Also surviving are fifteen 
grandchildren, and twenty 
great grandchildren.
 
Donna was preceded in death 
by a son, Richard Huston; 
four sisters, Genny 
Hostetter, Joan Woods, 
Bernice Lagesse, and Marcella 
McIntosh, and by five 
brothers, Paul McGath, Elmer 
McGath, Chester McGath, 
Raymond Kennedy, and infant 
brother, Franklin McGath. 
 
The family will receive 
friends on Wednesday, July 
10, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 
7:30 p.m. at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.
 
Memorial services will be 
held Wednesday evening at 
7:30 p.m. at the funeral home 
with Pastor Dan Tayman 
officiating.
 
Burial will be at Mount Zion 
Cemetery in Rogers.
 
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Royal A. Schiller
DECEMBER 28, 1930 ~ JULY 4, 
2019 (AGE 88)
 
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SALEM – Royal A. Schiller, 
age 88, died at 10:25 a.m. 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 
Circle of Care. He was born 
December 28, 1930 in Salem, 
the son of the late Royal 
Lamar and Ann (Reardon) 
Schiller.
 
Royal was a member of St. 
Paul Catholic Church. He 
attended St. Paul Elementary 
and Salem High School. Royal 
completed his bachelor’s 
degree at Fen College (now 
Cleveland State University) 
in 1954.
 
Royal worked as an engineer 
at the E.W. Bliss Co. until 
he entered the U.S. Army from 
1954-1956. After his military 
service, he was a research 
and development engineer at 
Babcock and Wilcox in 
Alliance. In 1966, he began 
his teaching career as an 
assistant professor at Kent 
State University in Salem, 
where he taught just about 
every mechanical engineering 
course available for 25 
years. As if that wasn’t 
enough, in 1970 he began law 
school at the University of 
Akron, while still teaching a 
full load. In 1973, he was 
awarded Juris Doctorate and 
passed the bar exam. He 
practiced law part-time. For 
many years, he was on the 
planning commission and 
chairman for many years. He 
was a life member of Salem 
Historical Society, Salem 
Elks Lodge #305 and 
Independent Hose Company. 
Royal had memberships in many 
antique and classic car 
clubs. Royal was a man of 
many interests and known for 
his sense of humor.
 
Survivors include his wife of 
58 years, Susan (Gibson) 
Schiller and her siblings and 
spouses, William K. (Barbara) 
Gibson and Jane G. (Robert) 
Salter and their families.
 
Besides his parents, a son, 
David Andrew Schiller and a 
niece, Heather Gibson also 
preceded him in death.
 
A Memorial Mass will be held 
at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 
9, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic 
Church with Father Robert 
Edwards officiating. A 
private burial will be held 
at Grandview Cemetery at a 
later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to St. 
Paul School Foundation, 925 
E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 
or Salem Historical Society, 
208 S. Broadway, Salem, OH 
44460.