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Tuesday September 22, 2020

Obituary
Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Samblanet age 70, formerly of Louisville, Ohio passed 
away peacefully at home Sunday, September 20th after a long battle with 
Parkinson’s. Born November 23, 1949 to the late John and Elizabeth (Bresson) 
Samblanet.  He was preceded in death by great nephew A.J.Nicholson. Survived by 
his wife of 50 years, Lynne K. (Horner) Samblanet and daughter Courtney, whom he 
dearly loved.  Larry is survived by sister Connie (Oscar) Lewis of Virginia, Nancy 
(Randy) Nicholson, Donald (Julie) Samblanet, JoAnn (Greg) Sluss, Kenneth 
(Yvonne) Samblanet all of Louisville.  Sister-in-law RuthAnn Leonard of Upper 
Arlington, and brother-in-law Patrick (Angie) Higgins of Gallion, 21 nieces and 
nephews, 20 great nieces and nephews, lifelong friends Tom and Linda Cassidy and 
Gary and Kim Lipely.  Larry was a 1968 graduate of Louisville High School and 
graduate of The University of Akron.  Retiree of HP Products in Louisville.  Larry 
was a loyal Leopard, Buckeye, and Tribe fan! He is most remembered as a devoted 
spouse and father, family man and faithful friend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be 
made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research 
www.michaeljfox.org/donate. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am Thursday morning at St. Louis 
Catholic Church in Louisville, OH with Rev. Fr. Robert Miller as celebrant. Calling 
hours will be 6-8pm Wednesday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. 
Larry will be laid to rest in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be 
left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home 

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD- Jean E. Rhine, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, 
September 19, surrounded by her loving family. 
Jean was born November 8, 1927 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Hilda 
(Johnson) Kutsko. Raised in Warren, she was a 1945 graduate of Warren G. 
Harding High School. Jean married the love of her life, Luther Rhine, on April 21, 
1956 and together they raised six children. 
Prior to her marriage, Jean was employed as a bookkeeper for the Trumbull Lamp 
Plant of General Electric in Warren, but her true passion was her subsequent career 
as homemaker and mother. Jean’s Catholic faith was important to her, and she was 
a Charter Member of both St. Michael Parish and the Altar Guild. As a 61 year 
resident of the Canfield community, she also took great pride in serving as an 
election poll worker for many years. 
‘Jeanie’ was an avid bridge player, crossword puzzle enthusiast, voracious reader 
and loved to travel. Nothing made her happier than time spent with her family, 
especially her twin sister ‘Joanie’ and her children, grandchildren, nieces and 
nephews. Jeanie was a trusted and loyal friend to many and greatly enjoyed any 
opportunity to share some treasured time with all. These past few years, Jean 
enjoyed participating in the many activities at Hudson Grande Senior Living where 
she lived with her loving husband, Luther, recently deceased July 10, 2020. 
Jean is survived her children, Susan (Kel) Bergmann of San Diego, CA, Julie (Bill) 
Kodatsky of Hudson, Molly (Bob) Syms of Elyria, Nancy (Jim) Cleveland of Hudson, 
Amy (Dave) Rhine-Pallas of Columbus and John (Karen) Rhine of Los Altos, CA; 
her grandchildren, Christopher (Jessica) Kodatsky, Kirstie Kodatsky, Carly Syms, 
Lauren Bergmann, Natalie Cleveland and Sachi Rhine; and her great- 
grandchildren, Preston and Conrad Kodatsky. 
Besides her parents and her husband, Jean was preceded in death by her sister 
Joan Mills. 
Private family Services will be held, with a Memorial Service at a later date. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be given to St. Michael Parish, 
300 N. Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406 or https://www.stmichaelcanfield.org/finances-
and-giving. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Wess Charnesky, 63, passed away Thursday morning, September 
17, 2020 at his home after a long battle with COPD with his family at his side. He 
was born December 25, 1956 in Youngstown, the son of Wesley and Amelia 
(Corna) Charnesky. Wess was employed with Gulf States Toyota in Houston, TX for 
25 years, retiring in 1999. He was also a talented Carpenter and a jack-of-all trades. 
Wess was a 1974 graduate of Chaney High School and attended college in 
Houston, TX. Wess was a train enthusiast, everything from Model trains to Amtrack 
trains. He enjoyed Antiques and driving through Mill Creek Park and Downtown 
Youngstown. Wess also enjoyed going to Idora Park and Kennywood Amusement 
Park. Wess is survived by his wife of 22 years, Shelley Michelle Seidita; his sisters, 
Nancy (Walt) Muennich of Arizona and Eva Okusewsky of Canfield; his nieces, 
Sheila (Michael) Constantino and Angela Okusewsky; his nephews, Joey (Kellie) 
LaGrasta and Stan Okusewsky; his grandchildren, Angela Bettura, Joseph Bettura 
and Harlow Seidita and Shelley’s children and extended family. There will be a 
Service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens Chapel. 
Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary
Barbara Ann Mikita Maxim, 67, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at the 
Cleveland Clinic. Barbara was born September 11, 1953 in Youngstown the 
daughter of Peter and Lucy (Roman) Mikita. She was a 1971 Graduate of Cardinal 
Mooney High School and had attended Youngstown State University. She retired in 
2013 from Plaza Book and Smoke Shop where she had worked in the Bookkeeping 
and Accounting Department. She had also worked for the DeBartlo Corporation 
prior to that. Barbara was a member of the Catholic faith and attended St. Michael 
Church in Canfield. She was active with the Eastern Regional Kidney Foundation 
and Akron Children’s Hospital. She was also involved with the Mahoning County 
Board of Elections. Barbara was also an avid golfer. Her husband, John Maxim, 
whom she married September 22, 1983, passed away November 14, 2019. Barbara 
leaves a daughter, Courtney Maxim of Cleveland, and a sister Nancy Mikita of 
Fairview Park. Besides her parents and her husband, Barbara was preceded in 
death by a daughter Kaylee Maxim. A Catholic Rite of Burial will be held at 10 AM 
Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Michael Church. There are no calling hours. 
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary
Dr. H. Gene Shafer, 91, of Salem died peacefully Wednesday, September 16, 2020 
after a long battle with PLS. He was born September 15, 1929 in Warren, Ohio, the 
only child of Albert Louis Shafer and Mildred Grace Smail Shafer.

Gene graduated from Salem High School in 1947 and proceeded on to Mount Union 
University graduating in 1951, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology. While at 
Mount Union, Gene became a Brother of Sigma Nu fraternity.  After college at 
Mount, he was accepted into Dental School at Case Western Reserve. Meeting his 
beloved wife Ruth Ann Martin at Mount. They married in 1954 while Gene finished 
Dental School and after graduation from Case, Gene and Ruth moved directly to 
Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. As a Captain in the Air Force, Gene 
practiced dentistry until he and his beloved wife returned home in 1958 to raise their 
children. 

Gene was an elder and loved singing in the choir as an active member of First 
Presbyterian Church of Salem.  He was a musician and studied voice for thirty 
years, loved acting, and spent much time entertaining audiences at the Salem 
Community Theatre as Scrooge in Dicken’s Christmas Carol. He also performed in 
Oliver and many other musicals. As a vocal artist, he performed vocal concerts for 
churches and those in the nursing homes. Gene also owned and loved racing 
standard-bred horses at Northfield Park, enjoying the fair circuit during the summer 
months. 

Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and dentist.

His wife, Ruth Ann Martin Shafer preceded him in death October 1, 2019 and a 
great grandson, William Gene Selway, also preceded him in death. 

Gene is survived by his son, Hal Shafer (Tici), his daughter, Carol Shafer Brown, 
five grandchildren Matthew (Angie), Katie (Michael) Newland, Ann (Jamie) 
Martyniak, Chris (Danielle) Brown, Laura (Josh) Selway.  Four great grandchildren, 
Hudson E. Selway, Benjamin E. Shafer, Sophia Catherine and Olivia Kate Newland. 

A Victorious Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 25, 
2020 at Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Hal Shafer officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The interment at Grandview Cemetery will take 
place and all wishing to attend are welcome.   

The family wishes to thank the superb care received by Terri Riley and Charlotte 
Baker for their gracious merciful caring for Gene. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian 
Church, 436 East Second Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary
  Betty Lou Phillips, age 79, passed away at Alliance Community Hospital 
September 17th, 2020.

  She was born June 19, 1941 to Allen and Garnett Phillips.

  Betty graduated from Alliance High School in 1959. She relished being a 
homemaker, wife and mother, she then obtained a nursing degree from Hannah 
Mullins in 1978. Her nursing career started with home health care, then Nist 
Healthcare Center and ultimately at Alliance Community Hospital where she worked 
22 years in the ICU department.

  Nursing was her calling in life, her compassion and empathy for her patients was 
second to none, ensuring a level of dignity in a person’s most trying moments.

  Betty enjoyed her retirement years spending time with her beloved dogs, cooking 
delicious meals, her coffee pot was always full and her kitchen was a favorite for 
many friends and family.

  She was the blonde hair, blued eyed lady in her red corvette on warm summer 
days. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, especially her 
special Dylan.

    Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ben (Deanna) Walter; grandsons, 
Dylan and Barron Walter; her sister, Linda (Robert) Anderson; and her niece, 
Roxanne (Darryl) Chernikovich.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Patricia Mohr.

  A public visitation will be held Wednesday, September 23 from 12-1 p.m. at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with the services to follow. Nancy 
Castellucci will be officiating. Internment at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of 
flowers memorial contributions may be made to Stark County Humane Society 5100 
Peach St NE, Louisville, OH 44641.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary

Roger D. Edwards, Age 67 passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded 
by family on Saturday, September 12, 2020 and NOT from COVID-19.
Roger was born on August 24, 1953 in Alliance, OH to the late Charles and Jane 
(Brown) Edwards.
Roger enjoyed playing bingo at the local bingo halls, roofing and siding, talking to 
family and friends on the phone, hiding snacks in his room and being a comedian at 
times. As a youngin, he enjoyed bowling with the guys and hunting and had one hell 
of a throw and aim. 
Roger is survived by his daughter Gena (Seth) Van Orsdale and granddaughter 
Natalie whom he loved very much and couldn't express it enough. He is also 
survived by brothers Tim (Alliance), Lynn (Minerva), Larry (Streetsboro), Jeff and 
Todd Edwards (Homeworth). A sister, Peg Davis of Fairfax, VA. and a large amount 
of nieces and nephews to go along with that.
He is preceded in death by both his parents, Brothers: Jerry, Duane (Buck) and Kim. 
Sisters: Jan, Tracy and Pam. Sister-in-laws Wilda and Judy.
Roger had no life insurance at the time of his passing and the family is asking 
simply for monetary donations to help pay for the cost of his services. Donations 
can be made directly to Dean's Funeral Home in Sebring, Oh in his name or through 
the Go Fund Me account that has been set up via Facebook. 
The family is putting together a celebration of life dinner at the family farm on 
September 27, 2020 at 2:00pm to celebrate the home going of an awesome guy. He 
loved having people over to the house and he didn't want any of us to make a big 
fuss about his departure. We are hoping everyone can come out and enjoy each 
others company and let's talk about all the crazy things Roger has done in his 67 
years of life.  We will have all his favorite dishes and all his favorite "big girls" will be 
there. Food/drink donations are also greatly appreciated and accepted. Friends and 
family may sign the online condolence book at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday September 21, 2020

Obituary
Eric B. Penrod, 42, of Charleston, SC (born in Alliance, OH) went home to be with 
the Lord suddenly on Wednesday September 16, 2020.  Eric is the son of the late 
R. Bruce Penrod and Carol A. Penrod (Jones) of Alliance.  He is brother to Aimee E. 
Harper of Bolivar, OH, Gretchen M. Buhrow (Peter Buhrow) of Strongsville, OH, and 
Heidi P. Matthews (Jeff Matthews) of North Canton, OH.  He is the beloved uncle to 
Emily Hyde (Matthews), Sarah Matthews, Alexandra Harper and Joseph Harper, 
and adopted brother of Sherry Callahan (Chris Callahan) of North Canton, OH. He 
was loved by many wonderful friends and his extended Charleston, SC, and Folly 
Beach family, which included many fellow musicians. 

Eric graduated in 1996 from Marlington High school. He was a professional 
musician who was very well known and respected in the Charleston area, where he 
lived since 2009.  He was a student of jazz music at the University of New Orleans 
and continued his musical education at Kent State University. His musical career 
spanned from his early days with the band Skinny, to more recent endeavors with 
17 Under and One Kool Blow, with his amazing friend Tim Davis. Eric mesmerized 
all who watched him play and had a way of soothing the souls of any ear that 
happened to catch a whisper of his beautiful music.  He followed his dreams of 
playing music and living life on his own terms.  He was plugged in to the common 
man which resonated from his fingers when he played.  He lived his life as a selfless 
person, always loving and showing kindness to those around him.   Eric was a very 
private individual, but exemplified his musical talents and love for others to 
thousands who were fortunate enough to hear him perform.  He was an acclaimed 
guitar player and admired for his talents.  His family is in awe of the outpouring of 
love by numerous friends in Ohio and in South Carolina and all of their kind words 
and expressions of love.

Calling hours will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral home in Alliance, 
OH, on Friday, September 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 
September 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will immediately 
follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial 
Park, Alliance, OH, 44601. Donations can be made to Venmo@onekoolblow.  
Flowers and condolences may be sent to:  Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home, 75 South Union Avenue, Alliance, OH  44601. 

A memorial tribute service is being held in Charleston, SC, on Tuesday, September 
22, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Firefly Distillery with open mic performances 
by his friends who will share wonderful memories of Eric and his music. 

Saturday September 19, 2020

Obituary
CORTLAND, OH – Stewart B. “Stew” McCurdy, 92, passed away peacefully in his 
home on September 17, 2020. 
He was born in Pittsburgh on July 30, 1928, the son of Stewart L. and Ragnhild 
“Ronne”(Brynoldt) McCurdy. Stew married the love of his life, Joan (McDougall) 
McCurdy, 66 years ago on October 10, 1953. 
He had many interests and hobbies and he loved the outdoors. An avid sailor, he 
and his wife were members of the Cortland Conservation Club where they spent 
many days sailing, having picnics, and socializing. They started Monday race night 
where Stew won many races with his ability to use the wind for speed. He also 
taught himself to windsurf and spent many hours enjoying Mosquito Lake. Stew 
liked to camp, ride motorcycles and enjoyed his life to the fullest. 
Stew graduated high school from the Randolph Macon Military Academy in Front 
Royal, VA. He served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force and earned a 
Bachelor of Business Administration from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. 
Stew spent his career in the steel industry at Republic Steel/LTV/WCI in Warren and 
retired in 1992 as Senior Industrial Engineer. 
He is survived by his spouse, four daughters: Christine (Keith) Brown of Hudson, 
Gini (Mark) Stevenson of Port Clinton, Linda (Robert) Underwood of Millersville, 
Maryland and Nancy (Gary) Montagna of Warren; six grandchildren: Ben (Amanda 
Simons) Brown, Rebecca Brown, Ted (Theresa) Livingstine, Paige Stevenson, 
Justin (Becky Mikesh) Liebermann, Vince Liebermann; and six great grandchildren: 
Franklin Brown, Bryson and Bria Livingstine and Dylan, Dean and Damon 
Liebermann. 
He was preceded in death by a younger brother, Bruce (Beverly) McCurdy, an aunt, 
Hedde Brynoldt (Robert) Staley, an uncle, Ralph (Merci) McCurdy, and a sister-in-
law Ruth (Gerald) Spence. 
He leaves behind three cousins: Carole Staley Ginchereau, Aurelia Staley, and 
Robert Staley; four nieces: Ellen Dameron, Meredith Klassen, Kate McCurdy and 
Anna McDonald; and a nephew, James Spence. One nephew, John Spence, 
preceded him in death. 
The family would like to express their gratitude to Edwina Kindle for her kindness 
and caregiving for Stew and his wife, Joan. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Cortland branch of the Warren Library, 
where he enjoyed many afternoons during his retirement. 
A memorial service will be held on Thursday September 24, 2020 at 1:30PM at the 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for family only and with a strict mask policy. 
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Cortland, Ohio. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences and virtual hugs by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to Shafer-Winans Lane Funeral Home.

Saturday September 19, 2020

Obituary
Topeka, Kansas- Terry Robert David Rush, better known as “T”, age 35, passed 
away tragically, Tuesday September 1, 2020 in Kansas as a result of an automobile 
accident. 

Terry was born December 30, 1984 in Warren to Terry L. and Stephanie (Six) Rush. 
Terry was a member of the 2002 Maplewood Cross Country team that won State. 
He was a 2003 graduate of Maplewood High School. After high school, Terry joined 
the U.S. Army, he received his honorable discharge in 2005. 

T loved the great outdoors and all of its creatures; he was a kind and loving soul. He 
enjoyed running and cooking. T operated the Gyroville restaurant in Topeka. 

T is preceded in death by his father. 

He is survived by his mother and step-father Stephanie Rush Alderman and William 
Alderman; his beloved daughter Vaedah Rush; his sister Summer DeMathews; and 
many cousins and friends. 

Funeral services are private.

Saturday September 19, 2020

Obituary
Cynthia L. (Betz) Burrier, 69, of Alliance passed away at her home on Friday, 
September 18, 2020. Cynthia was born on September 30, 1950 in Alliance, Ohio to 
the late Donald and Ruth (Ward) Betz Sr. Cynthia worked as a Nurses Aid for many 
years and then retired from Perkins Restaurant. In her free time she enjoyed 
crocheting afghans, donating them to veterans and giving them to family and 
friends, and she was an avid Bingo player.

Cynthia is survived by her children Brenda Kale, Brian Shaw, and Bruce Lemasters; 
a son-in-law Greg Kale; siblings Donald Betz Jr., Donna Jean Shreffler, Sandra 
Meredith and Chris Sams;. Besides her parents Cynthia was preceded in death by 
her husband Gary Burrier, and two brothers Kenneth and Samuel Betz.

Per Cynthia's request no services will take place and a private burial will be held at 
Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, Ohio. You may sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 

Saturday September 19, 2020

Patricia "Pat" (Haines) Oyster, 89, of Alliance, passed away peacefully with her 
family by her side on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 7:50 am at Community Care 
Center in Alliance, Ohio. 
Born on March 13, 1931 in Alliance, to Earl and Mary (Bourne) Haines, she lived in 
Alliance all of her life. 
Patricia was a member of Alliance Baptist Temple and also a member of the Roma 
Society. 
Patricia enjoyed bowling and playing bocci. 
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (John) Raga of Alliance; two sons, Craig 
(Sue) Oyster of Seven Hills and Douglas (Kathy) Oyster of Deerfield; six 
grandchildren, Wendy Anderson, Elisha (Chad) Fish, Aaron (Sherry) Raga, Kyle 
(Madalyn) Oyster, Jacob (Shawna) Oyster and Cody Raga; 15 great-grandchildren; 
and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her husband, Albert Oyster, whom she married on 
August 19, 1956 and who died on December 27, 2007; a sister, Betty (John) Hreah; 
a brother, William (Pat) Haines; a step-sister, Marylouise Young; and her parents. 
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Her Funeral Service will begin 
at 1:00 pm with Rev. Freddie Rodriguez officiating. Entombment will immediately 
follow at Highland Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 
ww5.komen.org . 
You are invited to view Patricia's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Friday September 18, 2020

Obituary
Nancy Lee (Larsen) Bowen, 70 passed away surrounded by her family on 
September 14, 2020 at Hospice House. Nancy was born on August 14, 1950 in 
Chicago, Illinois, the only daughter of Donald Larsen and Marilyn Ann (Smith) 
Casper. A 1968 graduate of Nicholas Senn High School Nancy was passionate 
about art. Besides her family, Nancy’s greatest achievement was that she was a 
self-taught published digital artist. Nancy was an animal lover who will be missed by 
her fur baby Layla. Her memory will be carried on by her sons, Timothy (Rhea) 
Larsen and Todd (Brandi) Larsen; 6 grandchildren Krystina, T.J., Tawney, Kelsey, 
Austin and Tommy; 7 great-grandchildren and her brother Steve (Gay) Lan. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Bowen, her parents and twin 
grandsons Anthony and Todd Larsen, Jr. The family will celebrate Nancy’s life with a 
private service. 
Nancy’s family would like to give special thanks to Tenisha McPeters for the love 
and care given to their Mother over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. Range Road, Canfield, 
Ohio 44406. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the 
family. Arrangements were handled by Lane Funeral Homes – Anstrom Chapel, 
Boardman, Ohio.

Thursday September 17, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Larry Edward Wade, 69, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Mercy 
Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born May 28, 1951 in 
Youngstown, son of the late Mack and Marilyn (Spayde) Wade.

Larry was a 1969 graduate of Chaney High School. He worked as a machinist for 16 
years at Radial Grinding in Akron. Larry was an avid ham radio operator. He was 
previously a volunteer firefighter and first responder in Canfield. Larry loved 
watching sports, especially the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State football.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Bartholow) Beard whom he married May 19, 
2017; three children, Angela (Eric) Wade Cline of Austintown; Wendy Wade Thomas 
(fiancé Col. Nicolo Damelio) of Girard and Chad (Tammy) Wade of Canfield; 
stepdaughter, Jana (Nikki) Beard of Boardman; nine grandchildren and two great 
grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a stepson, Michael Beard also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Friends will be received from 6:00-7:00 p.m. prior to the service Friday at 
the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in c/o of Stark Memorial, P.O. 
Box 748, Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Thursday September 17, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBIANA-Douglas “Doug” Charles Rose, 60, passed away Saturday 
afternoon, September 12, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman. He was born 
March 30, 1960 in Youngstown, a son of Charles and Leona (Mistovich) Rose. Doug 
was the owner and operator of Pogo’s Pub in Youngstown. He was a 1978 graduate 
of Canfield High School. Doug loved his family and enjoyed spending time with 
them. He was a people person and was very charitable. He liked all sports. Doug 
was a die-hard Cleveland Browns Fan and also enjoyed playing Fantasy Football. 
Doug is survived by his mother, Lee Rose of Columbiana; his daughter, Kristen 
Rose of Los Angeles, CA; his son, Kenneth Rose of Cleveland; his brother, David 
(Kimberly) Rose of Canfield and his sister, Cheryl Rose of Columbiana. Doug was 
preceded in death by his father, Charles. According to Doug’s wishes, there are no 
calling hours or services at this time. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Canfield Chapel. Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to view this obituary and send condolences.

Thursday September 17, 2020

Obituary
 Linda Marie (Gresh) Martin, 61, of Leetonia, Ohio, took the hand of Jesus at 
5:34am on Wednesday, September 16th at her home with her loving husband close 
by.

 

She was born March 3rd, 1959 in Salem to her parents Paul and Else (Wastl) 
Gresh.

 

Linda was a 1977 graduate of Lisbon High School. She married her sweetheart on 
October 13, 1979 and together they were blessed with 2 loving sons. Linda had a 
passion for health and wellness and was able to create a career sharing that 
passion through Young Living. She was an active member of Greenford Christian 
Church and part of a “First Impressions” team on Sunday mornings. Linda lived her 
life wide open. She had a love for the great outdoors and thrived on planning their 
next big adventure. She loved to travel anywhere and everywhere. From trips out 
west, to gazing upon the splendor of the mountains, from soaking up the peaceful 
serenity of the ocean beaches, to girlfriend get-a-ways in Vegas, even the lazy days 
of summer spent by the pool, these were Linda’s happiest times. Not only because 
of where she was, but most importantly because of who she was with. Linda loved 
her family beyond words and treasured the memories made and shared with them. 
Linda was welcoming and warm. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. 
Everyone that knew her loved her and she them. The word stranger was not a part 
of her vocabulary. To her you were family.

 

Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband of nearly 41 years, Robert 
Duane Martin, two sons; Heath Alan (Megan) of Leetonia, Derek Robert (Heather) 
of Boyertown, PA, two grandchildren; Reed and Nolan. In addition, she is survived 
by three brothers; Paul (Debbie) Gresh Jr. of Lisbon, Bob (Carol) Gresh of East 
Liverpool, and Kurt (Melanie) Gresh of Lisbon.

 

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, from 1-
6pm, at Hidden Oaks, 16410 Irish Ridge, East Liverpool, OH.

Thursday September 17, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Henrietta “Yetta” Doyle, 93, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 
Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 24, 1926 in 
Tienen, Belgium, daughter of the late Adolf Alexander and Madeleine Marie-Louise 
(Janssens) Janssens.

Her husband, Joseph L. Doyle whom she married January 12, 1947 in New York, 
NY preceded her in death January 6, 2003.

Yetta met Joseph in June 1945 at the street fair on the market square in Tienen. In 
1946, prior to her marriage, she worked for the United States Army in Brussels. She 
had worked in the dietary department at Salem Hospital for 11 years and a precinct 
worker in Salem for 25 years.

Her uncle, who was a tailor in Belgium, taught her to sew. She enjoyed sewing, 
gardening and refinishing furniture. Yetta spoke three languages, Dutch, French, 
English and also had some knowledge of German.

Survivors include two sons, James Doyle of Houston, TX and Michael (Cynthia) 
Doyle of Struthers; step-granddaughter, Melanie Chudik of Hilliard; best friend, 
Estelle Ursu of Salem and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, a sister, Janine Kustermans preceded her in 
death.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady’s Purse c/o St. Paul Church, 935 E. 
State St., Salem, OH 44460 in appreciation for bringing Yetta communion.

Per her wishes, there will be no service.

An inurnment will take place later at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for 
both Yetta and Joseph.

You are able to share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded 
video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Yetta’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary

Robert “Pimp” O’Neal died on September 15, 2020 at the age of 82, after an
extended illness at Altercare of Alliance Nursing Home. He was an only child born
to James and Ruth Geter on Dec. 12, 1937 in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Mr. Robert William O’Neal graduated from Tuskegee High School and attended
Tuskegee Institute. He was an entrepreneur and owned his own business. He
enjoyed watching football and going fishing.
Mr. O’Neal served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War as an 
Armor Crewman with Charlie Company, 4th
MTB, 68th Armor Regiment. Robert served his country from September 27,1961 
thru September 20, 1963. He
retired from the United States Army Reserves and honorably discharged on August 
31, 1967.
He retired from T&W Forge, Alliance, Ohio June after 35 years of employment.
He was a dedicated trustee, treasure, and member of the Cantell Elks Lodge #1417, 
735 Ash Street, Alliance, Ohio.
Robert married his loving and faithful wife Lola on March 30, 1970, they shared 50 
years of marriage.
He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Robert “Bob” and Mary O’Neal,
parents, James and Ruth Geter, and granddaughter Nichole Dailene “Leana” Holly.
Robert leaves behind three daughters; Darlene (Nick) Holly Sr., Charlene (Rick)
Montford, Deana (Joseph) Salter, six grandchildren; Chantis Riddle, Natasha
Holly, Jessica Hunter, Nickoles Holly Jr., Matthew Blair, and Alexis Blair. Three
great granddaughters; Lola-Nicole, Corilyn and Alivia, a host of family, friends,
and a special cousin Nancy Oliver to grieve his loss.
Friends and family are welcome to join us for Visitation on Monday,
September 21, 2020 from 11 am to 1245pm at New Zion Baptist Church 1135 
Jersey
Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601. The funeral will follow at 1pm with Pastor Nik Holly Sr. 
officiating.
Burial will take place at Alliance City Cemetery. Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 256 W Ohio Ave., Sebring, 
Ohio 44672

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Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
AKRON – Maribeth Graham, 38, died Friday, September 11, 2020 at her home. She 
was born December 14, 1982 in Salem, daughter of the late Phillip and Terry 
(Graham) Wright.

Survivors include her daughter, Kyra Graham of Salem and sister, Deanna Graham 
of Chicago, IL.

A celebration of Maribeth’s life will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 
20, 2020 at Centennial Park, Pavilion 1.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Maribeth’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Richard H. Weingart, 67, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1953 in Salem, son of the late Huber 
and Shirley (King) Weingart.

Richard worked as a welder at Electric Furnace (CMI), retiring in 2013. He was a 
member of the Slovak Club and loved flying model airplanes. He was kind, 
thoughtful and loved his family. He would do anything for anyone.

Survivors include his wife, Lana (Falk) Weingart of Salem, whom he married 
January 27, 1986; daughter, Andrea Weingart of Salem; stepson, Brandon (Cathy) 
Downs of North Benton; stepdaughter, Gina (Mike) Christy of Columbiana; siblings, 
Carol (Ed) Davis of Alliance, Terry (Chris McKinney) Weingart of Salem, Dan 
(Glorie) Weingart of Salem and Sam (Lisa) Weingart of Salem; seven grandchildren, 
Brandon (Olena) Holland of Plantation, FL, Cody Holland (fiance, Julie) of University 
Heights, Abi, Kate and Peyton Downs of North Benton, Delaney and Devin Christy 
of Columbiana and mother-in-law, Amelia Falk of Salem.

Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Akron Children’s Hospital, One Perkins 
Square, Akron, OH 44308-1062, www.giving.akronchildrens.org; St. Jude Children’s 
Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; Humane 
Society of Columbiana Co., 1825 S. Lincoln, P.O. Box 101, Salem, OH 44460, or 
Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Richard’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
Richard Scott Sindledecker passed away on September 11, 2020 surrounded by his 
loving family. Scott was born on January 4, 1942 in Warren Ohio, the only son of 
Paul and Lillian Scott Sindledekcer. A lifelong resident of Warren Scott was a 
graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He was employed by the Trumbull 
County Highway Department as a Master Mechanic for thirty-three years. Upon 
retirement he began a twenty year career with Walmart in the maintenance 
department. Scott was happiest when outside especially during the summer months 
enjoying nature and his dog Dusty. He and his sons spent many days on the golf 
course taking in a round of golf. A proud grandfather he loved watching his 
grandchildren and great grandchildren’s athletic events. Scott is survived by his 
beloved wife of thirty-eight years Thelma Strong Sindledecker; his sons Brian (Tina) 
Sindledecker, Jeff (Lisa) Sindledecker and Jeremy Strong; grandchildren Christie 
Szepietowski, Jessica Henline, Alex Sindledecker, Brad Sindledecker and Jennifer 
Sindledecker; Two great-granddaughers Savannah and Evelyn and his sister Lee 
Ewing. He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Visitation for family and close friends will be held Friday September 18, 2020 from 
Noon – 12:30 with a memorial service at 12:30 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery Chapel, 
3966 Warren Sharon Road Vienna Ohio. In keeping with the practice of social 
distancing we ask that those attending please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers the 
family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Joseph Cancer Care 
Center, 677 Eastland Avenue SE, Warren, Ohio 44484 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Thomas L. Nevin, 59, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2020 at St. 
Joseph’s Warren Hospital. 
Tom was born on October 5, 1960 in Warren, OH, raised by the late Lyle and Iva 
(Williams) Nevin. After graduating from high school, Tom joined the United States 
Air Force and proudly served his country from November 13, 1979 until July 15, 
2011, where he obtained the rank of Master Sergeant. In the Air Force, Tom was an 
electrical power production craftsman. While in active duty status, he toured with the 
Airforce Entertainment Ensemble known as the Tops in Blue. 
Tom was deployed seven different times to the Area of Responsibility in support of 
Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. 
These deployments took place between January 2001 and September 2010. Three 
of those seven deployments took him to Iraq and a fourth deployment took him to 
Qatar where he was assigned to a Special Forces Unit in support of their power 
generation systems. 
In 2004 Tom was recognized and selected as the Warrior of the Year by the 
Association of America’s Army and the United Service Organizations. 
Tom was involved in a few different organizations. He was a member of the William 
Farr Masonic Lodge #672, where he held the title of Junior Deacon, the Cortland 
Masonic Lodge #529, the Order of the Amaranth, Progress Court #22, the Order of 
the Eastern Star, Sunrise Chapter #458, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite – Valley 
of Youngstown, and the Aut Mori Grotto where Tom was a clown known as Crash. 
Tom served as the treasurer and secretary at different times for the Trumbull County 
Fraternal Order of Police #195. He was also the Senior Vice Commander for 6 
years at the VFW Post #3521. He was a member of the Western Reserve Fish and 
Game Association in Niles and was an honorary member of the Military Officers 
Association of America. 
One of Tom’s favorite organizations to participate in was Toys for Tots. The 910 Civil 
Engineer Squadron, that Tom was part of, would collect gifts and money every year 
at the main gate during the December Unit Training Assembly. Tom would volunteer 
to stand at the gate every single year to help with the collections. Most of this time, 
he would be dressed up as Santa Claus and he enjoyed every second of it. 
Tom had a variety of jobs throughout the years, but the one that he thoroughly 
enjoyed was when he worked at Boardman Medical as a respiratory specialist. 
One of the countless hobbies that Tom loved to do was photography and he was 
quite talented to say the least. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his bike, kayaking, 
fishing, and going to watch the Cleveland Indians and the Browns. Tom’s dog 
Jayden “Pickles” was a loyal companion and was loved dearly by him. Tom was a 
people person and never met a stranger. He was a good friend and was loved by so 
many people. 
Tom will be deeply missed by his sister Linda; his brothers Steve, Jerry, and Mark; 
his friends Gary, Kevin, Dan, Danny, KK, and Nick; and numerous other family and 
friends. 
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his extended family Mary and 
Phyllis. 
Visitation will be at the Lane Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel on Friday September 18, 
2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10:00 
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. 
Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Youngstown Blue 
Coats in Tom’s name. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-George Robert Basile passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 
2020, at the Hospice House in Poland. He was born January 26, 1934 to Salvatore 
and Mary (Finelli) Basile. 
George was a 1951 graduate of East High and furthered his education at 
Youngstown College, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering in January 
of 1955 and a Professional degree in engineering in January of 1964. George 
began his career at Youngstown Sheet and Tube. He also worked for RMI and later 
retired in 1999 at Copperweld Steel as Metallurgical Engineer. 
An avid hunter, reader, and consumer of both morning and evening news, George 
was loved and respected for his honest, intelligent, and compassionate nature. He 
never refused to assist those who needed it and was well known for his desire to 
contribute in the success he saw so clearly around him. Whether this contribution 
was a word of encouragement or instruction, a well-prepared meal, or some muscle 
and sweat, it was never taken for granted and his family and friends will always 
remember – and miss – these selfless acts with happiness and gratitude. 
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Patricia (Putko) Basile who 
he married on January 29, 1955 and who died May 12, 2019. 
He is survived by his children, Robert (Tamara) Basile, Karen (Jim) Best, Jeffrey 
(Tina) Basile, Samuel (Hebe) Basile, and Rick Basile; his sister Mary Helen 
Accattato; his 16 grandchildren; his 5 great grandchildren; his Uncle and dear friend 
Pat Finelli and his nephew George Accattato. 
Friends and family may call from 12:00- 1:00 PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel. Private services will be held. Material contributions in George’s 
name may be given to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Youngstown, Ohio 
44514. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at the Hospice 
House for their care and compassion.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
BOARDMAN-Sarena M. Polite, 34, passed away Monday afternoon, September 14, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born May 21, 1986 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of George W. and Patricia A. (Eaton) Hibbs, Sr. Sarena 
was a waitress at Station Square Restaurant for many years and recently at Blue 
Wolf Restaurant. She was a 2004 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and 
then attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She also attended 
Youngstown State University. Sarena was chosen to join YWCA, Young Women 
with Bright Futures, a group that cultivates the power of diverse young women to be 
courageous leaders and creative changemakers. She was a Mixed Media Artist and 
was gifted in Painting, Sculpting and Sketching. She was also a talented Musician. 
Sarena is survived by her parents, George and Pat of Austintown; her brothers and 
sisters, Sarah (Larry) Harvey of Boardman, George (Lisa) Hibbs, Jr. of Austintown, 
Rebecca Hibbs of Austintown and Diana (James) Colopy of Akron; her nieces and 
nephew, Carissa (Michael) Maldonado, Blake (Gina) Hibbs and Mikaela Hibbs and 
her former spouse and friend, Khepri Polite of Youngstown. Friends may call from 6-
8 p.m. Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. The family has 
requested that memorial tributes take the form of donations to the McDonough 
Museum of Art. Checks can be made out to The McDonough Museum/YSU, and 
mailed to One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555, noted in remembrance of 
Sarena Polite.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
Wilbur Henry Kurtz, age 93 of Salem, died Tuesday September 15, 2020 at his 
home. He was born April 5, 1927 in Salem Ohio, son of the late Earl R. and Mollie 
(Lehman) Kurtz.

His wife, Ruby M. (Brozell) Kurtz, whom he married July 23, 1950, preceded him in 
death on September 25, 2019.

Wilbur was a partner with his brother Edgar in the Kurtz Farm Dairy for 35 years, 
until his retirement in 1993.He previously worked as a route salesman for Sealtest 
Dairy.

He was a 70-year member of the First Friends Church of Salem and served as an 
usher.

Wilbur was an active member of the Green Township Fireman for 54 years and a 
volunteer for Habitat for Humanity until he was 80 years old. He and Ruby enjoyed 
many years as members of the Salem Square Wheels Square Dance Club.

He was a 1945 graduate of Greenford High School and proudly served in the Ohio 
National Guard and the U.S. Merchant Marines.

Wilbur and Ruby raised Gladiolus, which they took bouquets to individuals at their 
homes during illnesses and to nursing home residents. He also graciously shared 
the bounties of his garden with friends, family, and neighbors.

Survivors include his daughter, Debra K. (Sam) Grate of Salem OH; a son, Donald 
E. (Karen) Kurtz of Hartville, OH; grandchildren, Kassidy and Raegan Kurtz, Titus 
(Hanna) Kurtz, Mollie (Charlie) Welling, Valerie (Dominic) Williams, and Angela 
(Matthew Heim) Grate; great grandson, Elliott Kurtz and brother Edgar Kurtz.

He was proceeded in death by a sister, Anna Marie Kurtz and brother, Raymond 
Kurtz.

Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at the First 
Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, OH with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

Calling hours will be held 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial will be Locust Grove Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Wilbur's name to First Friends Church Building Fund, 
1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

The family would like to thank Wilbur's several home health aides, for their excellent 
care which allowed him to remain in his home for his final days.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Richard’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary

Walter L. Windham Sr, 64, of Salem, died Monday, September 14, 2020, at his 
home.
He was born on October 20, 1955, in Monroe, LA., son of the late Robert O. and 
Caroline (Oberman) Windham.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary

Walter L. Windham Sr, 64, of Salem, died Monday, September 14, 2020, at his 
home.
He was born on October 20, 1955, in Monroe, LA., son of the late Robert O. and 
Caroline (Oberman) Windham.

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Obituary
Rita D. Pagnucco, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep after living a full, 
meaningful life. Rita’s family was by her side at Aultman Community Care Center as 
she passed on September 14, 2020.

   She was born May 20, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to Edward and Mary (Haas) 
Decker.

  Rita married the love of her life, Carl Pagnucco on April 18, 1953 and took up 
residence in Alliance, Ohio.

  Rita, better known as “Nonie” by her Italian family, was the proud mother of four 
children, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Rita’s greatest love was 
her family and her faith. She would proudly boast about her grandchildren and the 
closeness of her family.

  A beloved mother and grandmother, Rita was well loved by her friends and family. 
Despite her large family, Nonie always made time for everyone. She provided 
support and love for her family and held a huge role in their lives.

  Rita had a love of life to be envied – she was the life of the party and always ready 
for a good time. She was a fantastic role model for her children and family. Rita was 
immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

 She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rita was also a member of 
Trentino Club and the Sebring Senior Citizens Club.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Darlene (Gary) Jordan of AZ, 
Donna Elliott, Pete (Lori) Pagnucco, of CA and Marty (Margee) Pagnucco; 
grandchildren: Jason (Jennifer) Jordan, Kristopher (Ara) Jordan, Jonathan (Linda) 
Pagnucco, Jesse (Brooke) Tice, Darcie (Tim) Goodman, Danielle, Deanna, Delanie, 
Dakarli and Antonio Pagnucco; and great-grandchildren, Autumn and Gabriel 
Jordan, Natalie and Nolan Tice, and Rosalie Rita Goodman.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl in 1994, three 
brothers and two sisters.

 While her family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember her in a way that 
honors her spirit. Rita’s family invites you to a celebration of her life and homegoing 
service.

  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 17th at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

  A Mass of Christian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. 
Joseph Catholic Church.

  For the safety of the family and those attending, please adhere to social distancing 
and wear your mask.

  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to St. Joseph Catholic 
Church, 427 E. Broadway St. Alliance, Ohio 44601

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Obituary
Boardman – Richard Lawrence Buzin, 74, died September 5, 2020 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital. He was born January 25, 1946 in Youngstown, OH, the son of Lawrence 
and Julia Buzin. Rich graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown, 
OH, where he was a stand-out athlete who excelled in basketball and football. 
Following graduation, he attended The Pennsylvania State University where he had 
a standout college football career and was, subsequently, entered into the Penn 
State Football Hall of Fame. Upon graduating from Penn State in 1968, he was 
drafted by the New York Giants. He later went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams 
and the Chicago Bears. Following his time in the National Football League, Rich 
embarked on a 30-year career in the financial sector. Rich was preceded in death 
by a sister, Patricia Johns, and a brother, Walter. Surviving are his son Michael 
(Susan), Downingtown, PA; daughter Kristina Keacher (Donald), Pingree Grove, IL; 
grandchildren Katharine, Sarah, and Jacob, Downingtown, PA; brother-in-law, 
William Johns, Boardman, OH and several nieces and nephews. There will be a 
Private Family Service of Remembrance. Friends may call from 12-1 p.m. on 
Saturday, September 19th at Lane Family Funeral Homes- Anstrom Chapel, 8387 
Tod Ave, Boardman, OH 44512. A private interment will follow. Family and friends 
may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences. 
Those who wish to remember Rich in a special way may make gifts in his memory 
to Penn State Children’s Hospital at www.cmnhershey.org

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Obituary
HANOVERTON - George Albert Hawkins, 71, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 
his residence after a long illness. George was born October 5, 1948 in Carroll 
County, OH, a son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Crawford) Hawkins.

George was a crane man at Bliss for 22 years.  Most recently, he worked at Hickey 
Metal Fabrication. He was a car enthusiast and loved going to car shows and riding 
motorcycles.

Besides his parents, his wife, Brenda Lee (Guthrie) Hawkins, preceded him in death 
in 1985.

He is survived by two sons, Dan (Stacy) Hawkins of Damascus and Douglas 
Hawkins of Washingtonville; two sisters, Faye (Allen) Hilliard of Hanoverton and 
Mary Hawkins of Augusta; grandchildren, Brandon Hawkins, Derek Grande, Sean 
Goddard, Makayla Frederick, Lindsay and Jessica Combs; and six great-
grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 
Hope Cemetery, with Charles Leverknight officiating.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded message at www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

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

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – David Alan Fitch Sr. 69, concluded his journey on earth Monday, 
September 14, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born August 8, 
1951 in Youngstown, son of the late Charles and Orsolena “Betty” (Billet) Fitch.

A hard worker, he retired from Quaker City Castings after 40 years of service as well 
as holding several part-time jobs through the years including but not limited to Ames 
and AutoZone. A funny and wise man, he was well-liked by many. David always put 
others before himself and was there any time you needed him.

David was a devoted husband to Ellen Kay (Hartman) Fitch for 50 years; an 
amazing father to David (Peggy) Fitch and Andrew (Mandy) Fitch; grandfather to 
Emily, Gabriel and Andrea and the grand-cat Tigger. He was a hero, role-model and 
best friend.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, David is survived by his sisters, 
Carol (Ray) Drummond, Sue (Dave) Bosker, Sandy (Tim) Bennett, Pam Protain, 
Debbie (Bob) James, Linda (Dan) Freet and Brenda (Bob) Bedio, as well as several 
nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon Saturday at the funeral home. For the safety of the Fitch 
family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view David’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Obituary
Toby Keith McCoy, 47, of Salem passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 
his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a protector of many, loved and 
adored by his family and many friends, a self proclaimed social butterfly. He was a 
nice guy who would give his heart to anybody. He was a lover of KISS and 80's 
Ballads; and a lover of classic cars.

Toby is survived by his wife Erin (Stevens) McCoy; mother Beverly (Green) McCoy; 
brothers Brad (ArLena) McCoy and Tim "Tiny" McCoy; special kids that he helped 
raise Kylee and Brandon who refer to Toby as "Pops". He is also survived by two 
nieces Corie Murdock and Cara McCoy; a nephew Alex J. McCoy; special cousins 
Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo, Chris "Gus", and Donnie; close friends Jordan Smeltzer and 
Justin Young along with many other cousins, friends and loved ones. Toby was 
preceded in death by his father Jim McCoy, step-father Bill Hines, uncle John, 
grandma Kate, and his two grandpa's Don McCoy and Charles Green.

A time of visitation will take place on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 
8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home. There will also be a "Celebration of Life" on 
Friday, September 25th from 2-6PM at the Salem VFW. The family would like to 
express a sincere thank you to Community Hospice and Home Health Aide Sheri 
Moats for the care provided to Toby. You may sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com.

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Obituary
  Robert Alan Stull, 59, passed away suddenly on September 13, 2020.  He was 
born on August 3, 1961 to Wayne and Jane Stull of Amsterdam, Ohio.  Bob spent 
his early years growing up in Amsterdam where he played extensive hot stove 
baseball.  The family relocated to Sebring, Ohio in 1974 where Bob met and later 
married his high school sweetheart, Teresa Ann Amabeli, on May 29, 1982, and 
together they had four sons.

  Bob enjoyed sports all through his youth and high school days, and spent much 
time playing and coaching his boys, his brothers, and his nephews through the 
years.  For the past 35 years, Bob was a heavy equipment operator for the 
Mahoning County Engineers Office stationed at the District 4 Outpost just outside 
Sebring.  Bob was very talented at operating backhoes and loaders, and had 
constructed various roads, passes and ponds at his brothers’ family farms.  Bob’s 
knowledge and appreciation of 70’s classic rock music was amazing as he could 
repeatedly name songs and artists within seconds of the first note.  Bob’s love, care, 
understanding, wit, teasing and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his loved 
ones.

  Surviving Bob is his wife, Teresa, their sons Robert (Reagan) of Canton, Kevin 
(Ashley) of Damascus, Alex (Jenna) of Alliance and Mitch of Alliance.  Their four 
sons blessed Bob and Teresa with four grandchildren – Brylin, Easton, Sylvia and 
Ellena.  Bob’s grandchildren meant the world to him and rarely did a day go by 
where he did not spend time with at least one of them.

  Bob is also survived by his four brothers Bill (Chip) of Mayer, Arizona, Randy 
(Gina) of Homeworth, Russ of Homeworth and Jim (Jennifer) of Silver Lake, Ohio, 
and brother-in-law Joe Amabeli of Sebring and sister-in-law Janet (Adam) of Upper 
Arlington, Ohio, as well as several nieces and nephew,  all of whom he loved very 
much.  The nicknames Bob has given to many will live on forever – Beanie, Pantsy, 
Jetthro, Louie, Gordie and Junior, to name just a few.    

  Bob was preceded in death by his brother Rick in 1995, his parents Wayne and 
Jane in May 2020, his mother-in-law Rose Amabeli in 2005, and his father-in-law 
Tony Amabeli in 2001.  The family receives peace knowing Bob is reunited with 
those he loved so much.

 

  A private memorial service will be held with Bob’s immediate family.  Family and 
friends may share a memory, leave a message, or watch the services virtually at 
www.ctcfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Ann’s Church in 
Sebring, Ohio.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
  Chad M. Swiger Age 26, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at his home 
surrounded by family on September 5, 2020.

  He was born on August 21, 1994 to William and Catherine (Patterson) Swiger in 
Wheeling, WV.

  He graduated from Rebecca Stallman Southgate School and attended Marlboro 
Christian Church. Chad enjoyed car rides, cruising around in his golf cart and 
walking in the water at the pool. He loved his talking Barney, goose down pillows 
and Blues Clues. No matter where he was, he loved coming home the most.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his foster parents of 17 years, Larry and 
Lucille Mohr; foster brothers, Guy (Lynne) Blume and Ken (Jeanette Weibush); 
special friends, Diana Miller; his parents; sisters, Lyndsay Swiger, Lauren (DJ) 
Rusnak, and Lexie Swiger; and paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Swiger.

  He was preceded in death by foster brother, George Weibush IV; grandparents, 
Mary Anne and Robert Patterson Sr., and William Swiger Sr.

  A memorial service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral home on 
Saturday September 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Friends may call  two hours prior to the 
service.

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

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Dolores “Dee” Daum

Dolores Daum Age 92, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at The Haven assisted 
living center on September 12, 2020.

  She was born March 10, 1928 to William G Wright and Sevilla Wright.

  Dolores was a 1947 graduate of Alliance High School. Besides being a wife and 
mother, Dolores worked at Libers Meat, Beverly Farms Dairy, both in Alliance and 
Steelcase in Grand Rapids, MI until her retirement. Dolores enjoyed crocheting, 
reading Amish books, shopping as well as traveling.

  She was a member of Vine St. United Methodist Church.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Linda (Terry) Wilson, of 
Alliance, Edward (LuAnn) Daum, of Minerva, Lou Ann (Paul) Stout of Westminster, 
Colorado; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her husband Nathan Daum, whom she married in 
October 1946 and who passed away August 4, 2020; her parents, William and 
Sevilla Wright; two brothers, William Wright of Canton and Robert Wright of Sandis, 
AL; and one sister Dorothy Callett.

  A funeral service will be held at Highland Memorial Park on Thursday, September 
17 at 12:30. Friends may call at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian from 10-11 on Thursday.

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

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Jean Elizabeth King, 97 of Austintown died early Saturday morning at Humility 
House, Austintown. Jean was born April 22, 1923 in Kent, Ohio, a daughter of the 
late Leo and Bessie (Brumbaugh) Rhodes. She had been a self-employed 
beautician and also had worked at Robinson Memorial Hospital in the laundry 
department for 14 years, retiring in 1988. Her husband, Glenn W. King, whom she 
married January 3, 1941, died January 1974. She leaves her daughter, Cheryl L. 
(Robert) Cole of Berlin Center; a step-son, Glenn Merrill King of Cuyahoga Falls; 
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a niece Jane Hunter and her 
family. Besides her parents and her husband, Jean was preceded in death by a 
step-son, George B. King; a sister, Ardys Ensinger and a brother, Howard Rhodes. 
A private celebration of Jean’s life is being planned for a later date. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield 
Chapel.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel for Geraldine S. Jordan, 88 of Austintown who died early 
Sunday morning at Austinwoods Health Care Center. Geraldine was born August 
31, 1932 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Harry and Lucille (Hallden) Stenger 
and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from South High School and 
served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Geraldine worked at 
the lamp factory at General Electric for 33 years, retiring in 1989. She was a 
member of the G.E. Retirees Club and was an avid QVC shopper. Geraldine 
enjoyed sewing, attending craft shows and yearly camping trips to Cook’s Forest 
with her family. Her husband, William Jordan, whom she married September 20, 
1958, died January 17, 1999. She leaves many nieces and nephews including, Geri 
Lucarell, Ken Garling, Casey Stenger, Mark Stenger and Bridgett Pugh. Besides her 
parents and her husband, Geraldine was preceded in death by a brother, Harry 
Stenger and a sister, Marilyn Garling. Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:00 
a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Lane Funeral Home, followed by the service at noon. Due to 
COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health 
allows, please wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we ask that visitors not 
linger at the funeral home after seeing the family. The family requests material 
tributes take the form of contributions to Crossroads Hospice.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel for Geraldine S. Jordan, 88 of Austintown who died early 
Sunday morning at Austinwoods Health Care Center. Geraldine was born August 
31, 1932 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Harry and Lucille (Hallden) Stenger 
and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from South High School and 
served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Geraldine worked at 
the lamp factory at General Electric for 33 years, retiring in 1989. She was a 
member of the G.E. Retirees Club and was an avid QVC shopper. Geraldine 
enjoyed sewing, attending craft shows and yearly camping trips to Cook’s Forest 
with her family. Her husband, William Jordan, whom she married September 20, 
1958, died January 17, 1999. She leaves many nieces and nephews including, Geri 
Lucarell, Ken Garling, Casey Stenger, Mark Stenger and Bridgett Pugh. Besides her 
parents and her husband, Geraldine was preceded in death by a brother, Harry 
Stenger and a sister, Marilyn Garling. Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:00 
a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Lane Funeral Home, followed by the service at noon. Due to 
COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health 
allows, please wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we ask that visitors not 
linger at the funeral home after seeing the family. The family requests material 
tributes take the form of contributions to Crossroads Hospice.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Randall W. Briguglio, 64 

Randall W. Briguglio, 64 of Canfield died Saturday evening at his residence. Randall 
was born April 7, 1956 in Youngstown, a son of William F. and Betty (Ellis) Briguglio 
and was lifetime area resident. Randall graduated from Chaney High School in 1974 
and graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in air conditioning and 
furnace repair. He worked as a laborer, meter reader and lastly in the collections 
department for the Youngstown Water Department for 20 years. He had also owned 
and operated Priscilla’s Antiques in Columbiana for several years. Randall bought 
and sold architectural antiques, selling at the many antique shows in the area. 
Besides his mother and step-father, Betty and Arnold Orning of Boardman, he 
leaves his wife, the former Priscilla E. Rincon; a sister, Renee Peterson of Poland 
and his beloved dogs, Josey and Zachary. Randall was preceded in death by his 
father; his brother, Gary Briguglio, and his loyal companion, a toy Manchester 
Terrier, Snagg. Due to the Covi-19 situation, the family will be having a private 
memorial service. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Albani for his guidance 
and support and all of the family and friends for their love and support. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield 
Chapel.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Robert Clarence Hall, 75, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born January 29, 1945 in Guilford Lake, son of 
the late Allen J. and LaVerne (Herter) Hall.

Robert worked as a window washer for 38 years at Franklin Cleaning Service.

His wife, Cathy (Hilliard) Hall preceded him in death June 5, 2013.

Survivors include two sons, Allen Hall and Robert Hall, both of Salem; daughter, 
Rebecca Grace Hall of Green Township; sister, Liz Hall of Texas; grandchildren, 
Kreana Schultz, Audrey Schultz, Sammie Schultz, Odette Schultz, Sabastian Hall 
and Navada McCleery and six great grandchildren.

A private family service will be held. Burial will be held at Woodsdale Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Robert’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Connie F. Franklin, age 53 passed away on Sunday September 6, 2020 at Aultman 
Hospital. She was born October 1, 1966 to the late Raymond Adams and Lettie B. 
(Wilson) Adams.

She will be remembered by her friends and family as being a jokester, being 
adventurous, her love for shopping, and that she enjoyed cooking. She enjoyed 
spending time with her family and especially loved her time with her grandbabies.

She is survived by Daughter: Shaquala Snodgrass (Paul Ross ). Sons; Robert  
Snodgrass III, and DeRon (Stefani) Snodgrass, Bobby (Ashley) Bailey, Step- 
Children: Jamie ( Mike ) Robertson , Markeda (Kevin) Dawkins, Sisters; Shirley 
(Bernard) McElroy, Linda (Albert McGee) Dixon, Dottie (Samuel) Midgette, Gloria 
Witherspoon, Edna (Robert) Nickson . Brothers; LC Adams, MC Dixon, James, 
Jimmy , and Leo Harris.  Grand-Children; Da' Veon, SaMara, DeRon Jr. and 
Steph'on Snodgrass. Special Friends: Tina Hancock, Denise Carter, along with a 
host of Nieces and Nephews.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 
her Siblings; Claudine, Lilly B. and Robert Harris. Visitation will take place at Dean's 
Funeral Home Tuesday September 15 from 12pm to 1pm,. Funeral service to follow 
at 1pm with Pastor Bobby Williams officiating.

 Friends and family may send their condolences online at 
www.Dean'sfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Robert “Bob” D. Thomas, 76, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 
12, 2020 at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center. Bob was born September 14, 
1943 in Salem, Ohio, son of the late Russell and Marie (Lesch) Thomas.

Robert was a 1961 graduate of Salem High School. He was a truck driver, retiring 
from Roadway. Robert attended the Church of God, was a member of Perry Lodge, 
F&AM Masonic Lodge, TEAMSTERS Locals 77 and 392, and 32nd Degree Scottish 
Rite in Youngstown. In his lifetime, he had driven over four million miles. In his 
retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and seeing his second 
family at Adele’s or as he called it “The Restaurant”.

His wife, Ruth A. (Coy) Thomas whom he married February 22, 1963 preceded him 
in death December 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Laurie) Thomas of Vail, AZ and Scott Thomas of 
Salem; three grandchildren, Jason, Jacob and Luke Thomas; sister, Roberta 
Blankenship of Columbiana and brother, David (Helen) Thomas of Cincinnati.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating. Calling hours will be held from 2:00-
3:30 p.m. with a Masonic service at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For the 
safety of the Thomas family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and 
bring your own mask. A private burial will be held at Woodsdale Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Robert’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Virginia Ann Mindling, 78, passed away on September 4, 2020 after a brief illness at 
Aultman Hospital. Virginia was born August 16, 1942 to Walter Val Comanitz and 
Aurelia Jhona. She graduated in 1960 from Washington High School, Massillon. 
Virginia took the role of being a devoted mother. She gained two sons, Kyle and 
Brett Mindling when she married Fred Mindling on December 28, 1975.

Her interests included spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. Her 
forgiving nature, orneriness, and gentle spirit were just a few of the qualities she is 
remembered for.

Virginia is survived by her life partner, Richard Acker; Her son, Walter Mindling and 
daughter-in-law, Melody Dillon of Alliance. She leaves three granddaughters: Randi 
[JP Pilla], Lauren [Ali Al-Ali], and Anna Dillon, along with her great grandson, Jack 
Pilla. She adored her daughter, Angela Weidenhamer of Santa Rosa, California. 
She is also survived by her siblings, Walter Comanitz of Sebring and Betty Johnson 
of Massillon. Other family members she is survived by include her niece, Rebecca 
Johnson and nephew Matthew Johnson.

Burial will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery in 
Alliance, Ohio. Services are by Dean's Funeral Home. Sebring, Ohio.

Monday September 14, 2020

Obituary
Kristina Schaaf, 64, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away on September 11th 2020 in 
Canton Ohio.

Kristina was born in Wittier California to John Thomas Schaaf and Josephine Burke-
Schaaf-Prevost on February 2nd 1956. She went to school at Immaculate Heart of 
Mary and graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High school. She worked at The 
University of Akron IT help desk with many proud years of exemplary service. She 
had fond memories of being a Cuyahoga Falls Tigers cheerleader in her youth and 
was involved with multiple hobbies, including antique collecting, stained glass 
making and multiple types of crafts throughout the years. 

Kristina was preceded in death by John Thomas Schaaf Sr., Michael Schaaf, John 
Thomas Schaaf Jr., Robert Schaaf and Josephine Prevost (Alfred Prevost).

Kristina is survived by her 3 children Aaron Goldsmith (Michele Goldsmith) Meagan 
Goldsmith (John Tolson) Emily Joseph (Bradley Joseph) her 2 grandchildren Jonas 
Tolson and Dorian Tolson and loved by many in her extended family including, the 
McDonald’s, Bisheimer’s, and Kirkbaumer’s.

A Burial and memorial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Akron, OH on 
Friday September 18th 2020 at 11 am.

Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Sunday September 13, 2020

Obituary
Shirley J. King, 95 

Shirley J. King, 95 of North Jackson died early Saturday morning at Antonine 
Village, North Jackson. Shirley was born May 13, 1925 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of the late Earl and Lillian T. (Evans) Davis and was a lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from North Jackson High School in 1943. Shirley was a member of the 
Order of Eastern Star, Meander Chapter, where she served as Past Worthy Matron 
and the Pythian Sisters #313 of North Jackson. She was a beloved wife, mother, 
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be dearly missed. She 
leaves her husband of 76 years, Daniel E. King, Sr., whom she married March 12, 
1944; seven children, M. Jane (Robert) Knapp of Berlin Center, Jacquelynne 
(Robert) Salmon of Alexandria, Ohio, Daniel King, Jr. of Lordstown, Robert (Karen) 
King of Newton Falls, William (Lisa) King of Lordstown, David King of Freeland, 
Michigan, Timothy (Mary Ann) King of Lordstown; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren. Besides her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by two sisters, 
Lois Moore, Marjorie Wiczen; a half brother, Earl Davis, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Bev 
King and a grandson, Daniel E. King, III. Due to the current situation, the family will 
be having private services. The family requests material tributes take the form of 
contributions to the Antonine Sisters, 2675 N. Lipkey Rd., North Jackson, OH 
44451. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapter.

Sunday September 13, 2020

Obituary
Jacob Rodesh, 76 of Canfield, passed away early Saturday morning after a long 
battle with lung cancer and COPD. Jacob leaves his wife, Carol (Black); brother, 
David DeGeorge and his wife Cynthia of Columbia, MD; a sister, Denise Tebbets 
and her husband Bernie of Pittsburgh, PA; nieces, Jessica Yowonske, Laura 
Weston and a nephew and namesake, Jacob Tebbets all of Pittsburgh. Jacob was 
preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Helen and Dominic DeGeorge; his 
father, John Rodesh. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley, all the 
friends and family who gave their love and support; the doctors and staff who took 
care of Jake and God for letting us have 76 years with him. Per Jacob’s wishes 
there will be no services or calling hours. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel.

Sunday September 13, 2020

Obituary
GUILFORD LAKE - Lisa Therese Russo, 31 died Friday, September 10, 2020. She 
was born on April 25, 1989 in Farmington Hills, MI, a daughter of Anthony Joseph 
Russo and Gail Gallinot.

Lisa was a 2007 graduate of United Local High School. One of her true passions 
was art.

She is survived by her father, Anthony Russo of Ocala, Fl; her mother, Gail Gallinot 
of Guilford Lake; one sister, Zuravin Russo of Baltimore; uncle and aunt, Gustave 
and Nancy Gallinot; uncle, Jerome McSweeney;  two nephews, Garrett and 
Gustave Gallinot; and friend, Robert Gebler.

A celebration of life open house will be held today, September 14, 2020 at her 
residence at 6795 E. Lake Rd., Lisbon, OH from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video at www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Sunday September 13, 2020

Obituary
Eleanor M. Gologram, age 80, passed away peacefully at home on September 11th, 
2020.

She was born August 18th, 1940 in Powhatan Point, OH to Walter and Veda Conrad 
Keating (Spicher).

Eleanor graduated from Zelienople High School in 1958.  She worked as a 
bookkeeper for the YWCA and the Stark County Library.

She was a member of the First Church of God in Alliance. Eleanor enjoyed music, 
singing and dancing.  She also enjoyed playing pinochle with her card club.  Eleanor 
loved spending time with her grandchildren, her siblings and their families.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Harry “Lee” Gologram whom she 
married on May 25th, 1967; daughters, Cynthia Magan (John) Adams, Lori Magan 
(Timothy) Ecrement, Tina Gologram (Greg) Angeletti; sons, James and David 
Gologram; sister, Gladene Boren; grandchildren, Nicole Pennington, Drew, Derek 
and Tyler Ecrement, Kelsie Angeletti, and Kristina Butts; great grandchildren, 
Hayden and Kendal Pennington, Colton Ecrement, Jean and Allie Butts; and many 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Sgt. Mark Gologram, sisters, 
Beatrice Ann Westover, Alverta Toth, Berneace Beckner, Dorothy Beight; brothers, 
Clair, Kenneth, Blair and Horace “Ralph” Conrad.

A graveside service will be held on September 16th at 12:45 p.m. at Alliance City 
Cemetery.  The service will be live streamed and can be viewed at the bottom of 
Eleanor’s obituary at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Bartholomew W. “Bart” Schrode Jr., 81, died Saturday, September 12, 
2020 at his home. He was born November 19, 1938 in Glen Campbell, PA, son of 
the late Bartholomew W. Sr. and Lillian J. (Cessna) Schrode.

Bart served in the United States Air Force during Peace time, with four years active 
and four years in the Reserves. He had worked as a supervisor for A&P Tea 
Company and Freshmark in Salem, where he retired in 2000 after 40 years. Bart 
was a Mason in the Austintown Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Karen L. (Heitz) Schrode whom he married September 
13, 1962; three sons, Keith (Kim) Schrode of Chardon, Bret (Tammy) Schrode of 
Washingtonville, and Kharl (Tina) Schrode of Amsterdam; ten grandchildren; seven 
great grandchildren; a sister, Joan Morrison of Syracuse, NY; two brothers, James 
Schrode of AZ and Thomas Schrode of New Middletown.

Besides his parents, a son, Bartholomew W. Schrode III and a brother, Dennis 
Schrode also preceded him in death.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4500 
Rockside Road, Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131 or Ohio Living Home Health 
and Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy J. Schartiger, Age 96, passed away peacefully at Altercare of Navarre on 
September 9, 2020.

She was born February 25, 1924 to Robert and Mary Kommel.

Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of Alliance High School.  She then worked on an 
assembly line making airplane parts for the war effort.  She married Charles 
Schartiger in 1945.

She was a member of Hartville United Church of Christ for many years. Dorothy 
enjoyed shopping and going to lunch with her daughter and grandson. She also 
liked gardening and canning tomatoes with Charles.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jean (Tim) Paul; sons, William 
(Sharon) Schartiger, John Schartiger, Tim Schartiger; grandson, Michael (Heather) 
Paul; granddaughters, Laurie (Carlos) Azeglio and Lisa Schartiger; great-
grandchildren, Henry Zimmerman, Camille Azeglio; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles W. Schartiger, who 
passed away at 80 years old after 50 years together; five brothers, Robert, 
Lawrence, Raymond, Donald and Dwight Kommel; two sisters, Alta Shoemaker and 
Helen Baith.

A memorial service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Saturday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call for one hour prior. The 
family asks that social distancing guidelines be respected and that guests bring their 
own masks.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Greater 
East Ohio, 70 W. Streetsboro St Hudson, OH 44236.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
Thomas Joseph Rusk, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, 
September 8, 2020 at Shepherd of the Valley Howland following a brief illness. 
Thomas was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 27, 1933, the son of Martin and 
Mary (Czech) Rusnaczyk, who immigrated to Cleveland from a village near Krakow, 
Poland. He grew up in the family business, a corner grocery in Garfield Heights, 
Ohio, first stocking shelves as soon as he could reach them. He was a graduate of 
Cathedral Latin and of John Carroll University. He continued his education at the 
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his Doctor of Osteopathy degree 
in 1961. He served in and was honorably discharged from the US Army Reserves in 
1962. Following internship and residency training in Detroit, MI, he settled in Warren 
in 1964 and began practicing anesthesia at the former Warren General Hospital 
(WGH) in partnership with Dr. Joseph Ucchino. He was a longtime member of St 
Elizabeth Ann Seton (St. James) Roman Catholic Parish in Warren, the Trumbull 
County Medical Society, and was a life member of the Ohio Osteopathic 
Association. He served as Chief of Medical Staff at WGH and was active 
professionally until his retirement. Thomas enjoyed reading, listening to polkas and 
medical lectures, and especially, meandering drives in the countryside. Thomas is 
survived by his wife Patricia (formerly Creed), of Warren, whom he married May 21, 
1967; four children, Mary of Warren, Pamela of Warren, Barbara of Placitas, NM 
and Thomas (Josie) and granddaughters Lena and Anna, all of Cooperstown, NY, 
as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents 
and siblings, Albert, Joseph, Leo, Walter, Mary, and Frank. Private services are 
planned for interment at North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, Ohio. A 
celebration of life service is to be planned for the spring of 2021. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the American Diabetes 
Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
Alma F. Robinson, 93 of Canfield, died Friday evening at Windsor House of 
Canfield. Alma was born April 12, 1927 in Nurnberg, Germany, a daughter of the 
late Kurt and Christine (Huber) Schneider. She came to the United States in 1953, 
living in Pennsylvania and came to Canfield in 2009. She had been a sales clerk for 
the former Kaufman’s Department Store for many years. Alma was very talented in 
needlework and made beautiful cross-stitch, crochet and knitted items. Her 
husband, Robert W. Robinson, whom she married May 26, 1953, died December 
23, 2009. She leaves her daughter, Linda Robinson of Canfield and two grandsons, 
William (Jena) Ramirez and Michael (Krista) Ramirez, and two great-grand-
daughters, Sophia Jane and Ava Christine. Besides her parents and her husband, 
Alma was preceded in death by a sister, Hilde Hacker and a son-in-law, John 
Hixenbaugh. Alma will be buried next to her husband at Twin Valley Memorial Park, 
Delmont, Pennsylvania. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Canfield Chapel. 

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
Cortland - Claudette Wood, 67, entered the arms of the Savior she loved, suddenly 
from natural causes, on September 8, 2020. She was born June 9, 1953 to Claude 
and Bernitea Conley. 
Claudette went to Maplewood Schools graduating in 1971. She attended ITT in 
Youngstown graduating with a diploma in Secretarial Studies. 
After graduation she married the love of her life, Roger, on August 12, 1972. They 
enjoyed 48 years of a happy marriage. 
Claudette loved the Lord Jesus and was involved in Fowler Community Church in 
the Willing Workers and had taught Sunday School. 
She was employed as a Secretary in the Maintenance department at Hillside 
Hospital for 13 years. 
She was known for her sweet spirit and there was no one she didn’t love. 
She was a lover of birds and dogs and flowers. She also loved to travel and had 
traveled to the Caribbean islands, Alaska, Hawaii, Ireland, and most of the 
continental US. 
Claudette is survived by her husband Roger; her four siblings Robert (Cheryl) 
Conley, John (fiancé Coreen) Conley, Wendy (Joe) Mistak, and Julie (Ted) Halubka; 
and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and one nephew, Michael 
Conley. 
Visitation will be at the Fowler Community Church on Monday September 14, 2020. 
Viewing will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 
pm. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Fowler Community Church 
memorial fund. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
Lake Milton- Carmen Gatrell Lustritz, age 89, passed away Tuesday evening at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Carmen was born October 18, 1930 in Deep Valley, West Virginia the oldest 
daughter of Wilbur and Lorena (Duty) Gatrell. 
Carmen was a little girl when her family moved to Berlin Center, Ohio. She will be 
remembered for having the absolute cleanest house and her yard always looked 
impeccable. She was always fashionably dressed and enjoyed shopping for her 
wardrobe. She enjoyed her neighbors and kept a keen eye on her neighborhood. 
She was an accomplished cook and baker; she made the best Rum Cake, Anbrosia 
Salad, and the most delicious stuffed cabbage! 
Carmen retired in 1990 from Packard Electric as a harness maker for over 28 years. 
She enjoyed traveling, golfing, playing bingo, and playing the slot machines. 
Her family was paramount in her life, she doted on her grandchildren and great 
grandchildren, she enjoyed the times she spent with her nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Lustritz; 
her son, T. Wayne Lustritz, her sister Betty, her brothers Raymond, Denver, Russell, 
and Daris. 
Carmen is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Jim) McKnight, her grandchildren, 
Melanie (Gabe) Wanchick and Jim (Daphne) McKnight, her beloved great-
grandchildren Kesston and Ellie Wanchick; her brother Randall Gatrell, sister-in-law 
Darlene (Delbert) Mix; and several nieces and nephews, and good friends. 
Funeral services will be private, Interment will be in Hartzell Cemetery. 
A special thank you to the doctors and nurses that cared for Carmen at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Nolan Norbert Schaff, 72 went home to be with the Lord Friday, 
September 11, 2020 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born March 10, 1948 in 
Dickinson, ND during the worst blizzard. Nolan was the son of the late Mike and 
Selma Schaff.

Nolan served in the US Army from 1968-1976 and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. 
He drove a truck for 31 years, going by the CB radio handle of Diamondback. Nolan 
loved his wife and children and enjoyed westerns and playing pinochle with his 
sons.

Nolan was greatly loved by his family and his memory will live on in the lives of all 
those he loved, inspired and protected. We will miss his great sense of humor and 
playfulness.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; daughters, Tonya (Mike) McKenna, Sunee 
(Joshua) Reiner, sons, Lucas (Stacey) Schaff, Matt (partner Sheila) Schaff, 
grandsons, Michael, Nolan, George, James, Ethan, and Talis; granddaughters, 
Emily, Savannah, Cheyenne, and Mya; great granddaughters, Cobayne, Chloe and 
Evelyn; sisters, Jean, Magdalene, Rosella and Joan and brother, Jamie.

Besides his parents, his son, Nolan Michael; brothers, Matt, David and Frank and 
grandson, Angel also preceded him in death.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Paul 
Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. For the safety of the Schaff 
family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Schaff’s obituary, send flowers condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday September 12, 2020

Obituary
Salem - Cheryl Sue Winters, age 70, of Salem, died on Friday, September 11, 2020 
at her home in Salem.

She was born on September 11, 1950 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late John and 
Ruth Cehrs Winters.

Cheryl had worked at No Limit Workshop, she enjoyed arts and crafts, puzzles, 
photography and decorating for the holidays. She was always excited to spend time 
with her family during the holidays.

Cheryl is survived by a sister, Evelyn Hall of Leetonia; eight nieces, Beth Hall, 
Monica Janiak, Krissy Villatoro, Peggy Dalton, Charlotte Schmidt, Annette Vanhorn, 
Amy Falk and Alicia McCoy; three nephews, John Hall, Shane Dalton and John 
Humphreys; a brother in Law, Dave Witherow; a special friend, Kenny Miller; many 
great and great great nieces and nephews and all the staff at Turning Point.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Janet Dalton, Rosetta Humphreys and 
Dolores Witherow and a niece, Marie Cantwell.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the family will be having a private memorial service 
at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Pastor Teresa Smolka officiating.

Friday September 11, 2020

Obituary
Charles C. Swinehart, age 71 of Bazetta, passed away unexpectedly at his home on 
September 9, 2020. He was born November 2, 1948 in Bucyrus, OH the son of L.A. 
and Helen (Walton) Swinehart. 

Chuck lived most of his life in Warren, attending Warren G. Harding High School 
where he graduated in 1967. The he graduated from Kent State University with a 
bachelor’s degree in history and psychology. 

Chuck proudly served his country and was honorably discharged from the US Army 
with the rank of Sergeant in 1976. 

Early in life he worked as the manager of his family’s horse operation and the later 
as a self-employed financial manager. Chuck loved the outdoors, his farm and the 
animals on it. 

He also credits and loved his caregivers Sherry & James Youngman for making his 
life, to the end, a pleasant experience. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. Following cremation, a private service will 
be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals.

Friday September 11, 2020

Obituary
Lordstown Township – Joseph Batina, 83, passed away on Thursday September 10, 
2020 at home surrounded by his loved ones. 
Joseph was born on May 14, 1937 in Timblin, PA, the son of the late Nick and 
Sophia (Mibolich) Batina. On February 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, 
Elaine Batina, and they shared 39 wonderful years together before her passing in 
2011. 
Joseph had proudly served his country in the United States Army as a medic from 
1962 until 1966 when he was honorably discharged. After getting out of the service, 
he worked as a furniture craftsman for 11 years. Joseph then went on to work at 
General Motors for 32 years. 
There were many things that Joseph enjoyed doing. He loved to putter around the 
garden, woodwork, spend time with his friends, and listen to country music. Even 
though he loved these things, he did not love them more than his family. He adored 
his grandchildren and loved spending as much time with them as possible. He was 
a true family man. 
Joseph will be missed dearly by his daughters, Christine (John) Schaeffer and 
Susan (Alan) Zielinski; his grandchildren Ashley Schaeffer, Austin Schaeffer, Adam 
Zielinski, and Ryan Zielinski; his sister Barbara Facemyer; and many other family 
and friends. 
Besides for his parents and his wife Elaine, Joseph is preceded in death by eight 
siblings. 
Visitation for Joseph will be held on Tuesday September 15, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 
7:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel. The service will be on 
Wednesday September 16 at 10:00am with Father Francis Katrinak officiating at the 
funeral home. 
Joseph will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made out to the 
VFW Post 1090 located at 611 High St. NE, Warren, OH 44483. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Friday September 11, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - George H. Zohnd, age 100, of Columbiana, died on Thursday, 
September 10, 2020, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, 
Columbiana.

He was born on July 23, 1920, in New Martinsville, WV, son of the late Henry and 
Ida Bruny Zohnd.

George served in the Army Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He 
had worked as a machinist with L. W. Nash Company in East Palestine and was a 
member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Columbiana. George enjoyed pitching 
horseshoes, golfing, bowling and playing softball for Jerusalem Lutheran Church. 
He had the honor of raising the U.S. flag at the Columbiana home football games for 
over 50 years. George was also a member of the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 
American Legion, Columbiana, Allen Lodge #276 F. & A.M and the Columbiana 
Auxillary Police. In his free time George enjoyed camping with his family and taking 
bus trips after retirement.

His wife, Dorothy L. Burkey Zohnd, whom he married on February 2, 1946, 
preceded him in death on, August 22, 2012.

George is survived by his two daughters, Sherry A. Shaffer of Columbiana and 
Pamela S. (Tom) King of New Waterford; a son, Jeff A. (Debbie) Zohnd of 
Columbiana; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and five great 
great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; a grandson, Aaron Zohnd, three sisters, 
Alma Stanonik, Imogene DeZee and Elizabeth DeZee and a brother, Harold Zohnd.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 
pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Private family services will be held, with Pastor Jeffrey Corbett officiating.

Burial will take place at Zion Cemetery, New Middletown.

Military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American 
Legion Honor Guard

Thursday September 10, 2020

Obituary
Esther M. Tsalonis, age 82 of Mecca Township, went home to be with the Lord on 
September 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Esther was born on 
August 30, 1938 in Franklin, PA to Paul & Margaret (Pritchard) Lesh. 

After graduation from Farmington High School, Esther was united in marriage on 
July 24, 1961 to the love of her life Thomas Tsalonis. 

Esther was a lady of faith and active in her church home, Fowler Community 
Church. She also spent many years bowling on numerous leagues. However, her 
true passion was her family. Esther was a devoted wife, loving mother and caring 
sister, but most importantly she was a dedicated Yia-Yia to her grandchildren. 

Besides her husband of 59 years, Esther is survived by her children Malinda 
Johnson, Mike Tsalonis and Nick (Riva) Tsalonis; her grandchildren: Brian Shaffer, 
Madison (Kevin) Goodman, Morgan Melick, Maria Tsalonis and her great-
grandchildren: Briannah, Konnor, Lorelie, Maebh, Teighan, Braxton, Deacon, and 
Wesley; her siblings: Wilma Mohney, Lionel (Barb) Lesh, Sharon (Richard) 
Matkovich, Ed (Gayle) Lesh and Ginny (Dave) Pykare. Esther was preceded in 
death by her parents and siblings: Fred, Dick, Beverly, Larry, Hope, Faith, Jimmy-
Dick. 

Visitation for Esther will be held on Sunday September 13, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 
p.m. at Fowler Community Church; 4665 OH-305, Fowler, OH where a funeral 
service will immediately follow at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday September 10, 2020

Obituary
Ronald Alan “Ron” Durst, Sr., 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 
Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth, Georgia. 
He was born on January 7, 1953 in Warren, Ohio to Leland S. and Louise E. (Clark) 
Durst. He was a graduate of Bristol High School and held an Associate Degree from 
Kent State University. 

Ron was employed as a truck driver for most of his life and as a bus driver and 
Amish hauler in later years. He was a good mechanic of cars, motorcycles and lawn 
mowers and many of family said that if he could not fix it, no one could. 

Of all the things in Ron’s life, his love of his family was the most defining. He 
cherished the time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren and 
never hesitated at the opportunity to help. He found great joy in using his talents 
and knowledge to help his family, friends and neighbors in any way he was able. 

Ron was preceded in death by his wife Pearl (Johnson) Durst and his parents as 
well as his older brother Walt (Joy) Durst and his sister-in-law Judy Durst. He will be 
sadly missed by his children Ronald (Ashley) Durst, Tiffany (Jerry) Durst-Droeder, 
Michael (Jena) Durst, and Damion Durst; his grandchildren: Hailie, Kaden and 
James Durst, AJ, Elizabeth and Jeremy Droeder. Ron had such a big heart that he 
will also be missed by his “adopted children” Amanda Erb, Rachel Miller and Frank 
Parker. He is also survived by his brothers David Durst and Edd (Kathy) Durst, Sr. 
and his sisters Catherine (Al) Klouda, V. Kay (Ken) Weeks and Linda Wyatt along 
with many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation for Ron will be held on Monday September 14, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 
8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday September 15, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel; where services will immediately 
follow on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday September 10, 2020

Obituary
Katherine I. Lodwick, 83 of Canfield died Wednesday afternoon at Salem 
Community Hospital. Katherine was born April 20, 1937 in Warren, a daughter of the 
late Nicholas and Agnes (Tonkovich) Puskarich and was a lifelong area resident. 
She graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and had been a nurses’ aid for 
several local nursing homes. Katherine had also sold Avon, Amway and Bee-Line. 
She was a member of St. Michael Parish, where she sang in the choir; enjoyed 
knitting and crocheting and was an avid bingo player. Katherine loved to cook, 
especially the Croatian dishes that she had learned from her mother. She leaves her 
husband, William J. Lodwick, whom she married May 21, 1955; four sons, William 
G. Lodwick of Jacksonville, Florida, Michael D. (Denise) Lodwick of Howland, 
Steven M. (Karen) Lodwick of North Jackson and Ronald E. (Holly) Lodwick of 
Fredericktown, Ohio. Katherine also leaves two sisters, Ann Prokop of Warren, Mary 
(Robert) Miller of Niles; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Besides her 
parents, Katherine was preceded in death by two brothers, Nicholas, and Steven 
and a sister, Mildred. Friends may call on Monday from 10 am until 10:45 am at St. 
Michael Parish, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. 
Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose 
health allows, please wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we ask that visitors 
not linger at the church after seeing the family. Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

Thursday September 10, 2020

Obituary
Irene Brown, 97, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 8, 2020 at Shepherd 
of the Valley Assisted Living in Liberty. Irene was born September 28, 1922 in 
Freeburn, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Steve and Esther (Boke) 
Leckie. She was a graduate from Matewan High School in West Virginia where she 
was a cheerleader and came to Youngstown when she was 19. 
She married Jack T. Brown of Poland, Ohio on June 25, 1946 who passed away on 
February 13, 1961. She leaves a son, Burt (Sharon) Brown of Hermitage, PA and a 
daughter, Cheri (Bill) Clever of Sarasota, Florida. Four grandchildren, Michael 
Clever, Jack Clever, Burt Brown Jr. and Amy Brown and four great grandchildren, 
Victoria Clever, Tommy Brown, Cheyenne Brown and Hunter Brown. Three sisters, 
Mary Yackso, Julia Gordon and Elizabeth Brown and two brothers, Steve and 
James Leckie all whom are deceased. 
Irene was a loving, dedicated mother and homemaker and worked as a hairdresser 
for over 40 years. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Irene enjoyed 
playing bingo and spending time at the Austintown Senior Center where she was a 
member. She loved cooking for her family. 
Irene will be laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Canfield, 
Ohio. Private graveside services will be held at the cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s name to Austintown Senior Center, 
Austintown, Ohio.

Thursday September 10, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Jerry Lynn Weese "Jake" passed away Thursday September 3, 2020 as the result 
of an auto accident. He was born May 17, 1970 to Jack and Pamela (Criss) Weese. 
He is survived by Sons; Nick, Jacob (Cassie), Brandon Lee Weese; Fiancée'; 
Kimberly Ledsome, Brother; Terry (Katrina) Weese, Grandchildren; Wyatt, Elliott, 
Kayson, Bruce, Drake, and William. He was preceded in death by his Parents, 
Grandfather; Jim Cress, and Sisters; Loraine Yeagley, Debrah Weese. Jake enjoyed 
golfing. He volunteered at the Science Hill Community Church where he also 
attended. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his Grandchildren. 
Per his request cremation will take place and a Graveside Memorial Service will 
take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit Friday September 18, 2020 at 11am 
with Pastor Jon Truax officiating. Friends and family may share their online 
condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio. 

Wednesday September 09, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Louis S. Szuch, 83, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 
Lake Vista Cortland. 
Louis was born on August 14, 1937 in Leechburg, PA, the son of the late Joseph S. 
and Julia H. (Palczer) Szuch. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Bette” 
Takach, on February 28, 1958 and they shared 62 wonderful years together. 
For 39 years, Louis worked for General Motors Lordstown as an electrical engineer. 
He was a hard-working man who enjoyed being busy. He loved cars and sports, 
especially the Buckeyes. He enjoyed coaching the little league team and making 
furniture, he was quite the craftsman. Even though Louis loved all of these things, 
there was nothing that he loved more than his family; they were everything to him. 
Louis was known for his quick wit, infectious smile and his kind, compassionate 
spirit. He was proud to be an American who served in the United States Air Force 
from 1958 until 1962. 
Louis will be missed dearly by wife Bette; his children Jeff (Kim) Szuch of 
Charleston, SC and Kelle (Bill) Cohol of Niles, OH; his grandchildren Eric (fiancé 
Jamie Lockwood) Szuch of Charleston, SC and Dael Szuch of Atlanta, GA; his 
brother Donald (Dianne) Szuch; his sister-in-law Barb Szuch of Machesney Park, IL; 
his nieces Holly (Will) Sandy, Heather (Dave) Bellian, and Heidi (Hank) Graber; his 
cousins David (Michelle) Szuch and Leigh Ann (Jody Chandler) Szuch; and many 
other family and friends. 
Besides his parents, Louis is preceded in death by his brother Robert Szuch. 
Visitation for Louis will be held on Saturday September 12, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m., with the service beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel. Reverend Dave Luther, Chaplain of the American Legion 
Post 700, will be officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made out to St. 
Jude’s Children Hospital located at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday September 09, 2020

Obituary
Salem – Ruth A. Rowlands, 82, went to be with the Lord and her husband Saturday, 
September 5, 2020 surrounded by her family. She passed away very peacefully at 
the Salem Regional Medical Center, after stays at both Auburn and Blossom 
Nursing Homes.

Ruth was born on May 25, 1938, the daughter of the late Edward S. Hendricks and 
Rose E. (Milliken) Hendricks Hughes.

Ruth graduated in 1956 from Leetonia High School.  Ruth worked as a press 
operator at Church Budget Press and babysat children in her home for many years.  
Ruth had a deep faith in God and was a member of the Damascus Friends Church-
Salem Campus (formerly Southeast Friends) for many years.  She served as 
Education Chairperson and Sunday School teacher, as secretary to several of the 
pastors, and as pianist/organist for many years.

She loved gardening and canning, was a great cook and the best cookie baker.  
She loved babysitting, having her family visit, and organizing family events.

Her husband, Albert, whom she married on June 15, 1956, preceded her in death 
on March 16, 2020.  She is survived by her two daughters, Jamie (Bill) French of 
Salem, and Karen Pollock of Guilford Lake; son, Jim, of Fayetteville, WV; nine 
grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, soon to be 11; sisters, Beverly Beachler and 
Joy Jurina, both of Salem.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl and Paul; her sisters, Ethel Dinsio 
and Evelyn DeRoads; son-in-law, John Pollock, and her granddaughter, Erin 
Pollock.

A memorial service for both Ruth and Albert is being planned for a later date. Until 
then, please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers.  Memorial contributions 
may be made to Reach for the Stars, 440 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.  Reach 
for the Stars is a program that provides students with disabilities with real life 
training experiences through their gift shop, local artisans and Ohio-based 
companies. 

A special Thank You to staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center, Blossom Nursing Home, 
Auburn Skilled Nursing, and Salem Regional Medical Center for their wonderful care 
during the pandemic and the past year. 

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Ruth’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 09, 2020

Darla Ann (Gang) McMath, 71, of Alliance, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 
2020 at 4:52 am at her home in Alliance, Ohio. 
Born on July 9, 1949 in Alliance, to Lacy W. and Dorothy R. (Cunningham) Wade, 
she lived in Alliance for most of her life. 
An Alliance High School graduate, Darla was employed at Buckeye Village/Giant 
Eagle as produce manager and retired after 45 years of service. 
She was a member of B.P.O. Elks, Lodge #467, Ladies Auxiliary, VFW #3747 
Auxiliary in Canton, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2199 in Minerva, AmVets Post #911 
in Port Orange, FL, and the American Legion Post #361 in S. Daytona, FL. 
Darla enjoyed helping her husband build things, going to their home in Florida, 
cleaning, ironing, cooking and riding their Harley Davidson. Most of all she enjoyed 
spending time her family and her extended family and friends. 
Survivors include her husband, John Dean McMath, Jr. whom she married on 
January 11, 2000; daughter, Kimberly Moorehead Knopp of Belle Plaine, MN; two 
sons, Gary (Hazel) Moorehead II of Alliance and Chad Mercer, Sr. of Canton; step-
daughter, Lisa (Rocky) Cox of Tuscarawas; two step-sons, Tom (Andrea) McMath of 
Uhrichsville and Troy (Susan) McMath of Uhrichsville; two brothers, Charles L. 
Gang, III of Alliance and Gary A. (Susan) Gang of Daytona Beach, FL; 11 
grandchildren; 7 step-grandchilidren; 2 great-grandchildren; 18 step-great-
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her father, Lacy W. Wade; her mother, Dorothy R. Gang; 
and a brother, Terry L. Gang, Sr. 
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 
7:00 pm at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 
Her funeral will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow at Highland 
Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 
www.st.jude.org . 
You are invited to view Darla's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Brenda Sue Pyatt, 65, died Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1955 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Leroy Charles Jr. and Edna Irene (Van Winkle) Pyatt.

Brenda was a 1973 graduate of West Branch High School. She worked as a unit 
secretary for Salem Hospital for 40 years. Brenda was very active at Paris Ave. 
Christadelphians Church in Louisville. She enjoyed making homemade crafts and 
candy and loved her family.

Survivors include a brother, David (Louise) Pyatt of Alliance and numerous nieces 
and nephews.

Besides her parents, a brother, Tom Pyatt also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with her friend Roger Snyder officiating. Calling Hours will be held from 
10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. For the safety of the Pyatt family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask. Burial will be 
held at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

To view Brenda’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Obituary
Lori Ann (Miller) Snyder, 54, of Austintown, died 3:13 AM Monday, September 7, 
2020, at Hospice of the Valley – Hospice House.

 

She was born on March 31, 1966, in Salem, the daughter of John Miller and 
Kathleen (Hutton) Mellott.

 

Lori was a 1984 graduate of Beaver Local High School. She previously worked as a 
Nursed Aid-STNA at Auburn (Damascus) and Essex of Salem nursing facilities. To 
those that knew Lori, they would agree that she was a very special and unique 
person. She lived life to the fullest whether it was singing and dancing, crafting, or 
spending the day shopping. Lori enjoyed spending time with her husband watching 
Nascar and football. She also thrived on the challenge of a good game of Sudoku. 
She enjoyed having and doing her hair, nails, and make-up. Lori liked to look her 
best. But, the dearest to Lori’s heart was the time she spent with her family, friends, 
and especially the relationship that she had with her mom.

 

She is survived by her husband, David A. Snyder, whom she married on September 
4, 2004, her children, Ashley (Joshua) Culp and Angie (Erik McCambridge) 
Gouldsberry both of Salem, two other daughters and a son as well as 7 
grandchildren, Zannah, Jacob, Emily, Sofia, Lexi, Allyson, and Lizzy Culp.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, 1:30 PM at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, of Salem. Pastor Kari Lankford of 
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Leetonia will be officiating the service. Lori will be laid 
to rest in East Carmel Cemetery in Rogers following her services. A time of visitation 
will be from 5 to 7 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Obituary
Ruby H. Cummings, 97, of Canfield, passed away the morning of Friday, September 
4th at the Victoria House in Austintown. 
Born November 30, 1922 in Canfield, Ruby was the daughter of the late George and 
Ruby (Zimmerman) Blunt. 
A lifelong resident, Ruby graduated from Canfield High School in 1941. She 
furthered her education and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg 
University and earned her teacher’s certificate from Youngstown College. Prior to 
retirement in 1986, Ruby taught third grade for Canfield Schools. Ruby was a 
member of Canfield Presbyterian where she also sang in the choir. She was a 
member of the Retired Teacher’s Association. She loved camping with her family, 
listening to music and writing poetry. 
Besides her parents, two brothers and a sister, she is preceded in death by her 
husband Robert T. Cummings and her great-granddaughter Sydney Cummings. 
She and Robert were married January 7, 1945. Robert died May 1, 1988. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children; Jeff (Linda) Cummings, John 
Cummings, and Janis (Brock) Hartman, her grandchildren; David (Shari) Huff, John 
(Shea) Cummings, Steve (Anne) Cummings, great grandchildren; Ethan, Addison, 
Ella, Ruby, Jackson, Lauren and Emily and numerous nieces and nephews. 
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be determined. The family 
requests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Victoria 
House or Canfield Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Obituary
Arthur Nelson Trickett, age 80, passed away at Crandall Medical Center, on the 
campus of Copeland Oaks Retirement Community, Sebring, Ohio on September 3, 
2020. His wife, Donna, of 53 years, was able to be present.

Born in Morgantown, West Virginia on February 25, 1940, Nelson moved to Utica, 
Ohio along with his brother Lennie and Loretta

 

Nelson joined the Navy in 1958, where he began his interest in flying.  After two 
years of college at Miami University of Ohio, he proceeded toward a flying career.  
From Lake Central Airlines to eventually a captain on a MD-80 for USAir, he loved 
to fly.  But he also loved to work with children, which he and his wife did for 26 
years. 

 

Those who will be left to cherish his memory are: his wife; Donna Trickett, his son; 
Kirk Arthur Trickett; brother, Lennie Trickett, sister Loretta Michael, grandson; 
Joseph Trickett, granddaughter; Savanna Trickett, great grandchildren; O’Brian 
Trickett, Jazlyne Trickett, Colton Trickett, and Abel Trickett.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Frances Trickett and their 
daughter, Kimberly Dawn Trickett.  A graveside service will be held in Townville, 
Pennsylvania at a future date.

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Obituary
New Middletown - Adin R. "Dick" Hively, age 85, of New Middletown previously of 
Leetonia, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth 
Youngstown Hospital.

He was born on September 9, 1934 in Canfield, OH and lived in this area all of his 
life, he was the son of the late Emerson and Bertha Wineland Hively.

Adin had worked as the head of the dairy department with A & P, he served in the 
U.S. Army and was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his former wife, Patricia Carl and a personal Friend Kelly Fookes.

He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Carl.

No Services will be observed at this time.

Burial will take place at St. Jacob's UCC Cemetery, Leetonia.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Obituary
Ronald D. Nupp, age 63, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 following a 
courageous battle with Cancer. He was born June 6, 1957 in Canton, OH. Ron is 
survived by his mother, Mary Ann (Vernier) Nupp; his sister, Debbra (David) Miller; 
and his brother, Peter (Beth) Nupp; nieces and nephews: Amy Nupp, Brian Nupp, 
Chelsea Nupp McNally {Michael), Stephannie Miller Aronovic (David), Nathan Miller 
and a grand-niece, Kinsley McNally. He was preceded in death by his father, Doyle 
Nupp.

Ron will be laid to rest, next to his father, at a private service at Union Cemetery, 
Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home 

Monday September 07, 2020

Obituary
Harold Foster French age 59 of Canton went home to be with his Heavenly Father 
with his loving family at his side at the Cleveland Clinic on Friday , September 4, 
2020 He was born May 2, 1961 in Alliance, Ohio to Austin and Vallaise (Flitcraft) 
French Sr. He was a 1979 Graduate of Sebring McKinley High School. Harold 
joined the United States Army in their early entry program in 1978 to 1984. He also 
served on the Salem Auxiliary from 2004-2006. He then worked as a truck driver for 
most of his life. Most recently at Fed Ex. There wasn't anyone that Harold met that 
he didn't consider a friend. He leaves behind his Sisters; Mary (Lynn) Harlan, 
Hopeann (Richard) Caughman and Brothers; Austin (Tricia) French Jr. and Ed 
(Carri) French. Along with several Nieces and Nephews; Chad (Rhonda) Harlan, 
Brad Harlan, Austin (Allie) French III, Trent (Danielle) French, Tiffany (Kyle) Wise, 
Tim Fox, Destiny French, Missy (TJ ) Nagle, Joshua, Victoria, and Maci French, 
Kevin ( Amanda) ,Kyle (Allie) ,Nathan (Allyson) Caughman.. Several Aunts, Uncles, 
Great Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.  Preceding him in death in addition to his 
Parents, were his Grandparents, Sister; Karen Sue and Nephew; Landen French. 
Calling hours will be held Friday September 11, 2020 at the Funeral Home from 
11am-12pm for friends. Family will be present from 12p-1pm. Funeral will be at 1pm 
with his Brother Austin French Jr, Cousin Pastor Barry French and Pastor Ray 
Harris Officiating. In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to help defer 
the funeral cost be made to Dean's Funeral Home. The family would like to Thank 
Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and The 
VA physicians in Canton for their excellent care and compassion for Harold. Online 
condolences can be shared at http://www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements 
are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Sunday September 06, 2020

Obituary
Charles “Chuck” R. Bealer, age 73, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, 
September 5, 2020. He was born in Canton, Ohio on December 20, 1946 to the late 
Burdette and Cecelia (McGraw) Bealer. Chuck was retired from McKesson Drug Co. 
and was a former employee of Finney’s Drug in Canton. He was a veteran of the 
Army National Guard of Ohio and was a member of the Saturday Morning Walk 
Club.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. He is 
survived by his wife, Carol (McLeese) Bealer and his daughter, Angie Bealer.

Funeral services will be 12noon Thursday at Stier- Israel Funeral Home in Louisville 
with Pastor Jeff Brown officiating. Calling hours will be from 11am-12noon Thursday 
morning at the funeral home. Burial will be in Robertsville Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. On line 
condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                  Stier – Israel Funeral Home

Sunday September 06, 2020

Obituary
Geraldine M. Schario, age 90, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, September 
5, 2020. She was born February 25, 1930 in Canton, OH to the late Lefron and 
Faye (Kersteter) Dunaway. Geraldine was retired from Anthem Blue Cross Blue 
Shield. She attended the Canton First Friends Church.

Geraldine is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Bob) Minster; three sons, Mark, David 
(Sandi) and Richard (Ann) Schario; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Schario.

A private family funeral service will be 11am Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. She will be laid to rest in 
Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Saturday September 05, 2020

Obituary
Karen S. Jakubec, 76, of Austintown, passed away early Thursday morning at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
Born April 3, 1944 in Youngstown, Karen was the daughter of the late Alex and Ann 
(Bispeck) Senich. 
Born and raised in the area, Karen graduated from Girard High School. Prior to 
retirement, Karen worked in Accounts Payable for Jackson Milton School District. 
Karen was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown. She enjoyed shopping, 
BINGO, playing cards with friends, and cooking. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters; Allison (John) Jones and Erica 
Jakubec Viers, her brother; Terrance (Lynn) Senich, and her beloved grandpups 
Muffin and Zoe. 
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. The family suggests in lieu 
of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley or the 
Mahoning County Dog Pound.

Saturday September 05, 2020

Obituary
Niles, OH—Kimberly Jo Hicks Gillespie, 55, of Niles passed away Monday, August 
31, 2020. 
She was born November 15, 1964, in West Liberty, KY, to parents Barbara Anne 
Fugett Hicks and Harold Levin Hicks. 
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mark Gillespie; their sons, Aaron and 
Arik Gillespie; her mother, Barbara Fugett Callihan; her sisters, Tonya Rose, 
Cassandra Callihan, and Candace (James) Waid; and five nephews and three 
nieces. 
In addition to her grandparents, she was preceded in death by her father, Joe 
Callihan and a son, Adam Gillespie. 
Kim was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School, class of ’83. 
She worked at the Holiday Inn in Warren. 
Kimberly was an avid reader, enjoyed card games, camping, and singing. She liked 
lighthouses, hummingbirds, and snowmen. She especially enjoyed decorating for 
the holidays. She loved Journey, country music, tending to her flowers and plants, 
taking care of her pets, and spending time with her family. 
She will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor, good advice, and dedication 
to her family. 
A small family viewing occured. Per her request, cremation will take place.

Saturday September 05, 2020

Juliette Marie (Gauthier) Conrad joined the angels on Wednesday, September 1 , 
2020. Juliette was born on November 24, 1928 in Astorville, Ontario, Canada to 
Joseph and Yvonne (OuIette) Gauthier. A resident of Alliance for most of her life, 
she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo. 
Mrs. Conrad was a beautician for many years in Alliance, operating Juliette's Beauty 
Chateau with her daughter. 
Juliette enjoyed her garden, trips to Canada to see her large family, music 
(especially Elvis), baking, and we all remember her wonderful pies and cookies, 
shopping at Big Lots, watching the Browns, but most of all loved being with her 
large, wonderful family. 
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Edward) Voytko of Alliance; her son, Rodney 
(Elisha) of Canton; her five grandchildren, Mark, Renee, Todd, Annette and Samuel; 
seven greatgrandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Arlene 
Gauthier of North Bay, Ontario; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by an infant child, Theresa Conradl; her husband, 
Mervin Conrad; her son, Daniel Conrad; her parents; and nine adult brothers and 
sisters, Ernest, Alec, Leo, Eugene, Romeo, Louis, Jane, Rita, and Lucy. 
The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10:00 am - 
11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo. Her Mass of Christian Burial will 
begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Joseph Ruggieri as celebrant. Burial will immediately 
follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Maximo. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maximo PO 
Box 219 12055 Easton St NE, Maximo, OH 44650. 
You are invited to view Juliette's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
 

SALEM - Jayne Bea Minamyer Bergman, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and friend 
passed away peacefully in her home in Austintown, Ohio on Thursday, September 
3, 2020. She was born July 2, 1943 to James & Ethel Jane Minamyer in Salem, OH.

Jayne graduated from Salem High, class of 1961. She married John Bergman in 
1962 and raised their three childre, Tim, Becci, and Freddy in Salem.

Beloved by her Grandkids, “Grandma Jayne” endeared herself through her delicious 
cherry delight, knitted gifts, and her Irish spirit.

She is survived by her brother, Freddy; her daughter, Becci, as well as her son, 
Timothy and his wife Nancy, and grandchildren, Erin Grace, Lauren, Caitlin, and 
Benjamin.

She is preceded in death by her son, Freddy (Frederick); her brother, Jimmy 
(James), and her parents, James and Ethel.

“May you be showered with shamrocks, all your days.”

Grandkids’ Tribute

“May you be showered with shamrocks, all your days.”

This week, we’re grieving the loss and celebrating the incredible life of our beloved 
family member: Jayne Bea Minamyer Bergman.

"Grandma Jayne" passed away peacefully at home earlier this week—right where 
she loved to be—sitting in her favorite chair.

An avid sports fan, she went out on top—with the Indians in first place, and the 
Browns and Fighting Irish both undefeated.

We didn't know they would be our final goodbyes, but we're so thankful that we got 
to spend time with her recently. We'll hold those moments of laughter, chatter, and 
love even closer now.

We'll miss waking up in the wee hours of the morning on our birthdays to a 
voicemail of her singing "happy birthday."  We'll miss stepping outside on the front 
porch for a chat during one of her smoke breaks. We'll miss her cherry delight, her 
knitted gifts, and her Irish blessings. But most of all, we'll miss her warm welcomes 
and hugs.

This banner that hangs in her hallway says it best:

"May your thoughts be

as glad as the shamrocks.

May your heart be

as light as a song.

May each day

bring you bright happy hours,

That stay with you

all year long."

Rest easy, Grandma. We love you.

Céad Míle Fáilte

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Creamation 
Services.

To view Jayne’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
Wanda Lee Howdershelt, 87, of Lordstown, passed away Wednesday, surrounded 
by her family at home. 
Born January 6, 1933 in Elizabeth, West Virginia, Wanda was the daughter of the 
late George Ray and Ora May (Curry) Simons. 
Prior to retirement, Wanda co-owned and operated the Lordstown Amoco with her 
husband. She was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed a 
beautiful flower garden and spending time with her family. 
Besides her parents, Wanda is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest 
Howdershelt. She is also preceded in death by her siblings; Oleta Rowan, Annette 
Sisler, Helen Zienbiec, Ray Simons, Donald Simons, Russell Simons, Glen Simons, 
and Leon Simons and her grandson Scott Lee. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children; Everett (Barbara) Howdershelt, 
Evelyn (Don) Lee, Barbara Ann (Jeff) Evans, Chester Howdershelt, and Neil 
(Cheryl) Howdershelt, her brother; Clyde Simons, her grandchildren; Grant 
(Devonna) Howdershelt, Kerry Howdershelt Boyd, Sarah Howdershelt Burbridge, 
Samual Howdershelt, Esther Howdershelt, Chris (Renee) Lee, Jason (Erin) Lee, 
Kevin (Kirby) Lee, Michael (Devon) Bucher, John Paul Bucher, Shawn Evans, Justin 
Grimm, Philip (Kerri) Howdershelt, and Emily Howdershelt, great grandchildren; 
Kayla Boyd, Leah Boyd, Evan Boyd, Clayton Burbridge, Lillian Burbridge, Landon 
Burbridge, Seth Howdershelt, Chloe Howdershelt, Ethan Chitwood, Olivia Grace 
Chitwood, Michael Lee, Sydney Opatken, Larissa Lee, Gabriella (Jonatan) Rivera, 
Lauren (Dan) Calai, Ryan Lee, Collin Lee, Cecelia Lee, Lillian Lee, Lincoln Lee, 
Quinn Bucher, Justin Grimm, Hannah Grimm, Ezraelia Grimm, Claire Howdershelt, 
and great great grandchildren; Mia Boyd, Mason Boyd, Leila Opatken, Jaxson 
Opatken, Roman Rivera, Caroline Calai, and Alexandra Tenney. 
Private services were held and Wanda was laid to rest next to her husband at 
Lordstown Village Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
NORTH JACKSON-Scott A. Darnley, 37, passed away early Wednesday morning, 
September 2, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. He was born October 
27, 1982 in Warren, a son of William D. and Catherine A. (Aber) Darnley, Jr. Scott 
was a Truck Driver with Got-US Trucking and also Jack Blair Trucking. He loved 
spending time with his family, especially his children, whom he had a running joke 
with and lovingly woke them up with morning music. Scott was an avid fisherman 
and enjoyed boating, camping and kayaking. Scott is survived by his mother, 
Catherine of North Jackson; his wife, the former Danielle S. Miller, whom he married 
January 12, 2013; his children, Sydney, Faith, Chase, Sierra, Dakota and Lilly; his 
grandparents, Palmyra Keck and Lewis Aber of Sharpsville, PA; his sister, Erica 
(Matt) Groves of Sharon, PA and his brothers, William D. “Billy” (Breanne) Darnley, 
lll of Haines City, FL and Mac Darnley of Austintown. Scott was preceded in death 
by his father, Bill and his grandparents, William D. and Betty Jo Darnley, Sr. There 
will be a private family Service. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, 
September, 12th at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. In lieu of 
flowers, contributions may be given to the family.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Paul “Daniel” Hofmann, 70, died Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 
Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 26, 1950 in East 
Liverpool, son of the late Lester and Dorothy (Fulmer) Hofmann.

Daniel worked as a machinist for Hunt Valve for 10 years. He was Methodist by 
faith. Daniel was a bass fisherman and an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn (Burton) Hofmann of Salem, whom he married May 
19, 1972; son, Daniel “Craig” (Kathy) Hofmann of Benton, AR; two granddaughters, 
Emily Rose and Charlotte Grace; and a brother, Terry Lee (Terry Lynn) Hofmann of 
Hilton Head, SC.

Besides his parents, a son, Chad Jason Hofmann also preceded him in death.

No services or calling hours will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. 
Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Olga Pastorelli Totani, 92, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 17, 1928 in Roio Piano, 
L’Aquila, Italy, daughter of the late Paolo and Antonina (Sfarra) Pastorelli.

Olga was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She loved cooking, gardening, 
sewing,

 and spending time with her family.

Her husband, Livio Totani whom she married September 28, 1952 preceded her in 
death May 9, 1981.

Survivors include a son, Paul (Kathy) Totani of Diamond; daughters, Chiara (Larry) 
Drucker of N. Hollywood, CA, Maria MacLean of Studio City, CA, Vera (Donald) 
Sobotka of Salem, Gabriella (Scott) Lich of Mesa, AZ; sister, Gina Totani of Aurora; 
brother, Ettore Pastorelli of Santa Monica, CA; 14 grandchildren and 7 great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, two sisters, Lina Paglia of Australia and Lora 
Luciano of Italy also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 
at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. For the safety of 
the Totani family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own 
mask. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Blossom Nursing Home for their compassion and 
care of Olga.

Memorial donations may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Olga’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
Gregory Scott Dennison Sr., 56, of Salem, Ohio, died at 1:19 pm on Monday, 
August 31st at University Hospital Cleveland, surrounded by family and friends.

 

He was born August 24th,1964 in Quantico, Virginia to the loving parents Ralph and 
Garnett Dennison.

 

A 1982 graduate of United local high school. He went on to become a veteran of the 
U.S. Army, serving 4 years as a tanker. He then became an owner/operator and 
started Greg Dennison Trucking. Gregory was honest and loyal to all of his family 
and friends and was a straight shooter when it came to protecting America, and 
serving in the military. He enjoyed listening to new music, watching old Western 
movies, playing the guitar, and going to band practice with the Milestone Band, 
where he helped with lighting and running background stuff. He loved the outdoors 
and spending time in the woods, riding motorcycles, and playing beer can golf. He 
enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren, caring for them, and spending 
time with friends.

 

He is survived by his mother, Garnett Dennison 83 of Salem, Fiancé Loretta 
Massoth, three children; Gregory Scott (Nikki), Valerie Joy (Carl) and Dale Edward, 
his 5 siblings; Steve (Robin), Jim (Donna), Jack (Vicki) Douglas and Vicki ( Tim) 
Clegg, and to include 6 grandchildren.

 

He was proceeded in death by his Father Ralph Dennison, 67 and his grandson 
Derek Dennison, 7 months.

 

A Celebration of Life service and Calling hours will be held on Saturday, September 
5, 2020, at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home, with Calling Hours 
from 2-4 PM and Military Honors and Funeral starting at 4 PM. All attendees are 
required by law to wear a mask at all times while on the premises.

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Jerry Lynn Weese "Jake" passed away Thursday September 3, 2020 as the result 
of an auto accident. He was born May 17, 1970 to Jack and Pamela (Criss) Weese. 
He is survived by Sons; Nick, Jacob (Cassie), Brandon Lee Weese; Fiancée'; 
Kimberly Ledsome, Brother; Terry (Katrina) Weese, Grandchildren; Wyatt, Elliott, 
Kayson, Bruce, Drake, and William. He was preceded in death by his Parents, 
Grandfather; Jim Cress, and Sisters; Loraine Yeagley, Debrah Weese. Jake enjoyed 
golfing. He volunteered at the Science Hill Community Church where he also 
attended. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his Grandchildren. 
Per his request cremation will take place and a Graveside Memorial Service will 
take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Date and time will be announced. 
Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio. 

Friday September 04, 2020

Obituary
Wallace Thomas, age 59 passed away August 19, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center in 
Canton. He was born September 17, 1960. Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Cremation has taken place and 
no public services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday September 03, 2020

Obituary
Freda Marie (May) Truman McCune, age 78, of Alliance, passed away at Salem 
Hospital on September 2, 2020.

  She was born February 4, 1942 to George William and Rosetta Katherine 
(Brunner) May.

  She was a graduate of Alliance High School. She was a former employee of 
American Steel Foundries and later a STNA caring for the elderly for 25 years.

  Freda was a secretary of the Knox Senior Citizens. She loved reading and 
spending time with her grandchildren.  Freda also enjoyed her dogs and raising 
chickens.

  Those left to cherish her memory are, sons, Ronzle A. Truman, James D. (Heidi) 
McCune; daughter, Amy Joy Fotheringham; grandchildren, Cody Allen 
Fotheringham, Sara Marie (James) Rosenberger, Kati Renee Fotheringham, 
Elizabeth Suzanne McCune, James David McCune Jr., Matthew Alan McCune; 
brother, George May; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Gabriel, Abram, Brooklyn, 
Asher, and Samuel Fotheringham, Emalee and Charles Rosenberger; sister, Diana 
Lee (John) Ormiston; and many nieces and nephews.

  Freda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William, John, Jacob, 
Michael, and Jake May; sisters, Laura and Emma May, Claradell Heslep, Francis 
Bowman, Leona Thompson, Wanda Donahoe, and Edith May.

 Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the 
funeral home.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Thursday September 03, 2020

Obituary
Clifford A. Stillion, age 79, of Sebring, passed away at Altercare of Alliance on 
September 2, 2020.

  He was born August 4, 1941 to Thomas A. Stillion and Vera V. (Bates) Stillion.

  Cliff worked for General Motors until his retirement. After retiring, he enjoyed 
working with Brian T. Courtney Auto.

  Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Beverly J. (Clegg) Stillion, 
children; Paul Stillion (Debbie Nelson) Penny (Bill) Kent, Tom Stillion (Tammy 
Clement), Mike Stillion (Lawny Noling)  and Lori (Richard) Williams; grandchildren; 
Angie, Chad, Paul Jr., Cory, Joshua, Katie, Ashley, Abby, David, Matthew, Mark, 
Jesse and Mike; great-grandchildren, Nick, Roman, Ethan and Sydney; great-great-
granddaughter, Mia; and one brother, Donald Stillion.

  Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marcy, Sue and Candy; and 
a brother, Russell.

  Services will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 
at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Sebring Grandview Cemetery 
will follow.

  Memorial Contributions in Cliff’s memory may be made to Aultman/Alliance 
Hospice, 2461 W. State St. Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

Thursday September 03, 2020

Obituary
  Betty R. Middleton Age 93, of Alliance, passed away at home surrounded by her 
family on September 2, 2020.

  She was born August 25, 1927 to William and Emma Knecht.

  She was a graduate of Alliance High School. She retired as President of Jarman 
Printing Company. Betty was a great tole painter. She enjoyed playing cards and 
camping. Betty loved following her grandchildren to their sporting events.

 Betty was a member of The Vine (Bolton United Methodist Church).  

  Those left to cherish her memory are, son, Dan (Carolyn) Middleton of Alliance; 
daughters, Karen (Ray) Barker of Alliance and Linda Sawyer of Montgomery, TX; 
grandchildren, Erin Barker-Brown (Jeff Brown), Kristen (Paul) McCaulley, Jodi 
(Jody) Kirgan and Seth Sawyer; great-granddaughter, Sawyer Kirgan; great-
grandson Davis Brown.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George D. Middleton, 
whom she married February 14, 1947 and who passed away July 2, 2014; sisters, 
Wava Marzittelli and Dorothy Shutts.

  A private service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Vine 
1544 W Vine St, Alliance, OH 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Thursday September 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Michael Lee McCallister, 50, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 
surrounded by his family after a battle with lung cancer. He was born December 13, 
1969 in Canton, son of the late Delbert Clarence McCallister Sr. and Anita (Fish) 
Davis.

Michael attended Salem City Schools and graduated in 1989 from United Local 
High School in Hanoverton where he excelled in Track and Field, especially hurdles 
and relays. He holds several records at Salem and United Local Schools. Michael 
was last employed at CMI Efco. He was a life-long fan of the San Francisco 49ers 
football organization, loved listening to ‘80s hairband music, enjoyed playing video 
games and hanging out with his faithful canine companion, Sheeba.

Survivors include his son, Devan Aire (Symone Scott) McCallister of Boardman; 
daughter, Abbigail Swinehart of Columbiana; two brothers, Delbert Clarence 
(Christine) McCallister Jr. and John Edward (Kimberly Morgan) McCallister, both of 
Salem; sister, Paula Ann (Galen) Brandt of Hanoverton; one granddaughter, Lila 
Rose McCallister of Boardman; two nephews, Ryan Daniel (Amanda Toomey) 
McCallister of Salem and Coty James Chestnut of Alliance; two nieces, Brianne Sue 
(Chad) Sampson of Salem and Jacqueline Marie (Jennifer) Dividio of Beloit and 
many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Besides his parents, an infant sister, Pam and stepfather, Charles Davis also 
preceded him in death.

No service or calling hours will be held. A celebration of life will be held next week 
for the family.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Michael’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday September 03, 2020

Obituary
Robert L. Gillman, Age 79, of Alliance, passed away at Alliance Community Hospital 
on September 1, 2020.

  He was born February 23, 1941 to Columbus R. Gillman and Enos C. (Collins) 
Gillman.

  Robert was employed as Baker and as a construction worker.

  He was a member of The Dante Club.

  Those left to cherish his memory are, his significant other, Bonnie Syme; 
daughters, Laura Mays of Alliance and Loretta Edgell of Akron; son, Robert C. 
Gillman of Lake Placid, FL; son in law, Andrew Edgell; brothers, Charles Gillman, 
Dennis Gillman and John Thomas, all of Alliance; sisters, Juanita Duncan, Doris 
Garton, and Lulla Knerr of Sandusky; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; three sisters; son in law, 
Russell Mays; and two great grandchildren.

  There will be a visitation and sharing of memories at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home on Friday, September 4th from 5-6 PM.

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

Wednesday September 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Nancy Emch Koenreich, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 
2020 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 14m 1931 
in Ottowa County, daughter of the late Eldon L. and Gusta (Faber) Emch.

Nancy graduated from Wittenberg University and was in the Alpha Delta Pie 
Sorority. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she 
participated in their sewing circle and church circle.

Her husband, Frederick W. Koenreich Jr. whom she married December 27, 1952 
preceded her in death July 2, 2013.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret “Peg” (Don) Kleinhenz, Susan (Patrick) 
Raney and Elizabeth (Tim) Ruh; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held later at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 1089 E. State St., Salem, 
OH 44460.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Nancy’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 02, 2020

Obituary
Hanoverton:

Shirley Peak, age 72 passed away Monday August 31 2020 at Community Care 
Center in Alliance with her loving family at her side after a lengthy illness. She was 
born May 12, 1948 to the late Alvin Brown and Ellen Freeman Brown. She is 
survived by her Daughters; Sandy (Phillip) Applegate, Rebecca (Steve) Dalehite, 
Sons; Scott (Ruth) Foster, Andy (Tina)Foster, Brothers; Roy (Fran) Brown, Rusty 
Brown, Grandchildren; Michael, Tffany, Phillip, William, Allen, Justin, Sarah, Lilly, 
Mason, Hunter, Great-Grandchildren; Christopher, Abby, Alawna, Jerry , Mikey, 
Bryson, Mac, Adonis, Greyson, Bella, Emmitt, and Lucas. In addition to her Parents 
she was preceded in death by a Sister; Vera Brown, and a Grandson; Christopher. 
Shirley was a graduate of Southern Local High School and Vatterott College. She 
was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women. She 
loved singing the hymns  and through that influenced her kids love of music .She 
was an avid reader and  enjoyed tending to her flowers. She will be fondly 
remembered as a happy woman with a good sense of humor and a beautiful smile. 
She was an amazing God fearing Christian woman who was very dedicated to her 
family. Per her request cremation will take place. Celebration of Life information will 
be updated when available. Please share your online condolences for the family at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio. Any flowers and cards please send to 33265 State Route 518 
Hanoverton Oh.44423 c/o Scott Foster.

Tuesday September 01, 2020

Obituary
Sebring - James A. Zampella, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 27, 
2020. 
James was born on February 4, 1932 to Michael Zampella and Mary Felix in 
Mahoningtown, PA. On May 9, 1955 he married Joan F. Butchelle and they shared 
39 years. Together they had Valerie, Michael, Jeff, Craig, and Lori. 
Jim was employed by General Motors and retired after 25 years. During this time, 
Jim and his family owned and operated the Italian Villa Restaurant in downtown 
Warren, Ohio. Jim’s Italian heritage and passion for baking resulted in his famous 
greens and sausage pizza that was a favorite by many. 
Jim was dedicated to his catholic faith and prayed the rosary daily and expressed 
his love reciting devotional Novenas. 
Jim’s joyful presence and laughter will be missed by his children Jeff Zampella, 
Craig (Valerie) Zampella and Lori (Steve) Lukco; and his grandchildren Natalie 
Zampella of Warren, Michael, Anthony, and Andrew Zampella all of Phoenix, AZ, 
and Sydney Lukco of Warren. 
Jim could brighten a room with his fun-loving sense of humor, and it will be missed 
by his loyal companion, Mary Wilson of Sebring, OH, and family where Jim resided. 
Besides his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his wife Joan; his son Michael; his 
infant daughter Valerie; and his granddaughter Sasha. 
Visitation for Jim will be held on Friday September 4, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 
p.m., with the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel. Father Francis Katrinak will be officiating. 
Jim will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township. 
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to All About the Pawz dog 
rescue, 87 South Four Mile Run Rd., Austintown, OH 44515, in his memory. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday September 01, 2020

Obituary
Eleanor D. Kampfer, 83, of Salem passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 
Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health. 
She was born February 7, 1937 in Pruntytown, WV, daughter of the late George and 
Anna (Cooper) Gall. 

Eleanor was a 1955 graduate of Lisbon High School. She married Paul E. Kampfer, 
October 9, 1960. He preceded her in death in 2010.

Eleanor worked as secretary at Electric Furnace until her marriage, then raised her 
family. She then worked at Damascus Friends Church, where she was a member, 
and served as secretary for 32 years, retiring in 2002.

She was a member of Damascus Magazine Club where she served as President for 
many years. Eleanor volunteered at Salem Regional Medical Center, Mahoning 
County Board of Elections, The Red Cross blood drives, Damascus Ruritan Rabies 
Clinic and Damascus Friends Church nursery. She was a member of Mahoning 
County Farm Bureau and Goshen/Smith Grange. Eleanor loved to sew and did 
alterations for many family members, neighbors and friends. She loved to travel and 
with her husband, visited Switzerland eight times. 

She is survived by her children, Christopher (Diane) Kampfer of Salem and Margie 
(Robert) Butzer of Orrville; grandchildren, Jonathan (Nicole) Kampfer and Karen 
Kampfer, both of Beloit; one great granddaughter, Ryleigh Kampfer; one step great 
grandson, Lance Myers; brothers Franklin (Virginia) Gall of Salem, David (Nancy 
Ann) Gall of East Rochester, and Roger (Lois) Gall of East Rochester; sister, Nancy 
(Tom) Crawford of Salem and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of both Brookdale 
Salem Senior Living and Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their kind 
and gentle care during the past year. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 7, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Rick Brendlinger officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday prior 
to the service at the funeral home. For the safety of the Kampfer family and visitors, 
please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask. Burial will be held at 
Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. 
Box 356, Damascus, OH 44619.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Eleanor’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday September 01, 2020

Obituary
Eloise J. (Haynes) Marshall, 91, of Alliance passed away at Stone Creek Assisted 
Living and Memory Care on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Eloise was born on February 
1, 1929 in Beloit, Ohio to the late Roy and Sarah (Gardner) Rouse. Eloise worked at 
Salem Community Hospital. When she wasn't working she enjoyed golfing, bowling, 
gardening and walking. Above all Eloise enjoyed spending time with her family and 
friends.

Eloise is survived by her daughter Donna (George) Jackson of Salem, Ohio; son 
Timothy W. (Nora) Haynes of Chino, CA.; stepdaughter Jodi (Jeff) Thompson of 
Alliance, Ohio; grandchildren Terri, Christine, Shelley, Tom, Rob, Tyler, Terry, Trevor, 
Sara, Alyssa and Samantha; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great 
granddaughter. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband 
Wayne R. Haynes and William Marshall; daughters Nancy Votaw Lucas and Cathy 
Sanor.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Harshman officiating. Friends and 
family will be received the hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 
the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. In lieu 
of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alliance 
Salvation Army, 57 W. Main St. Alliance, Ohio 44601. Everybody in attendance 
should adhere to the mandated guidelines and wear masks and appropriately social 
distance. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 

Tuesday September 01, 2020

Obituary
  Lois Y. Laubert, age 83, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at Mercy Medical 
Center with her family by her side on Saturday August 29, 2020.

  She was born May 11, 1937 in Alliance, Ohio to Arthur E. and Helen M. (Kommel) 
Baith.

Lois was a 1955 graduate of Alliance High School and was employed as a school 
bus driver for the Marlington School District until her retirement.

  She was a former member of Lexington United Methodist Church.

  Lois liked to sew, crochet and play cards. She especially enjoyed spending time 
with her family.

  Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Linda (Jeff) Mandusky and Susan 
Austin; son, David Laubert; grandson, Jeff Austin; brother, Richard D. Baith; sisters, 
Kay (James) McKinley and Deborah Baith; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces 
and great nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Carol Diane Evans; brother, 
Arthur “Bud” Baith; nephew, Eric Bishop; and a great-nephew, Austin Bishop.

  A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 2nd at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4-6 PM prior to the 
service.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Bel-Air Care Center “Hunters Run”  2350 
Cherry St., Alliance, OH 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. 
Union Ave, Alliance Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Mary Lou White, 93, passed away Thursday morning, August 27, 
2020 at Parkside Healthcare in Columbiana. 
Mary Lou was born on August 15, 1927 in Howland Township, a daughter of the late 
Alvin John and Mary (Martin) Vinyard. 
She was a graduate of Niles High School and worked in the Matthews School 
District for 25 years before retiring. Shortly after high school she married the love of 
her life Gene L. White on November 21, 1947. 
She was an avid reader, a trait she inherited from her father, and she enjoyed 
making afghans for her family and friends. 
Mary Lou will be deeply missed by her son, Harry White of Huntsville, AL; seven 
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister Vi Walters from Allen Park, MI. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene White who 
passed away on August 17, 2003; her sons, Danny and Alvin White; and her sister, 
Arlene Winterbauer. 
Family and friends may visit from 2-3:00PM on Friday September 4, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes - Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren – Sharon Road in 
Brookfield, with funeral services to follow at 3:00PM 
Burial will take place at Belmont Park Cemetery in Liberty Township. 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to any cancer center or 
hospice center of the donator’s choice. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
Glenda K. White, aged 61 of Cortland, passed away at her home on August 30, 
2020. Glenda was born in Cortland on July 1, 1959 to Orville & Ada (Hornbeck) 
Payton. She was a lifelong resident of the area. 

Glenda had a huge spot in her heart for animals, especially dogs, and she leaves 
behind her faithful companions Cujo and Sassy. 

Glenda will be missed by her fiancé Donald Gossett, her children Shawn White, 
Shane White, Damian Gossett, Destiny, Dominick and Cheyenne Pistilli, her 
grandchildren Ada & Nathanial, and her brother Larry (Connie) Payton. She was 
preceded in death by her first husband Rocky White. 

Cremation has taken place, and no formal services are planned at this time.

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
Glenda K. White, aged 61 of Cortland, passed away at her home on August 30, 
2020. Glenda was born in Cortland on July 1, 1959 to Orville & Ada (Hornbeck) 
Payton. She was a lifelong resident of the area. 

Glenda had a huge spot in her heart for animals, especially dogs, and she leaves 
behind her faithful companions Cujo and Sassy. 

Glenda will be missed by her fiancé Donald Gossett, her children Shawn White, 
Shane White, Damian Gossett, Destiny, Dominick and Cheyenne Pistilli, her 
grandchildren Ada & Nathanial, and her brother Larry (Connie) Payton. She was 
preceded in death by her first husband Rocky White. 

Cremation has taken place, and no formal services are planned at this time.

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
BOARDMAN - Kathryne T. “Kitty” Moore passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 
her daughter’s Canfield residence surrounded by family. Kitty was born November 
30, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, the only child of the late Kelvin and Kathryne Trenner.

The family moved to Youngstown when she was 12 years old. She graduated from 
South High School, attended Kent State University and went on to receive a 
Bachelors degree in Education from Youngstown State University. She was a 
member of the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority. Kitty was a pre-school and kindergarten 
teacher at Paul C. Bunn and Robinwood schools for several years. She spent the 
rest of her working years as a substitute teacher for the Boardman Local School 
District. 

Kitty has been a member of Greenford Lutheran Church for many years.  Prior to 
that she was a member of The First Covenant Church in Boardman, Ohio where the 
family attended as their church home.

Kitty was very involved and loved being on the go. She was in many social clubs, 
including Garden Club, Bridge Club, and Sorority club as well as others in Florida 
when she and Chuck wintered there for many years.  She loved to stay active and 
was a member of several golf leagues, bowling, and bocce leagues. She also 
volunteered at South Range Elementary for several years.  Most important to her 
heart was her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She 
loved going to sporting events and watching her grandchildren play and was their 
biggest cheerleader.  She had a large circle of friends that she stayed in touch with 
throughout her life.

Kitty and her husband Chuck, whom she met at Youngstown State, had 52 
wonderful years together.  They were married September 13, 1952, until his passing 
on October 2, 2004.  They raised their three children in Boardman and were very 
active members in the community.

She is survived by one son, Chuck Moore of Sarasota, FL; two daughters, Janie 
Moore of Houston, TX and Joanie (Matt) Brooks of Canfield; grandchildren, Scott 
(Erin) Moore of Columbus, Jeff (Morgan) Moore of Chandler, AZ, and Chris (Kassi) 
Moore of Scottsdale, AZ; Brandon Vasquez of Houston; Anna and Sam Brooks of 
Canfield;  and great-grandchildren, Cameron, Charlotte, Scarlett and Eli.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 12:00 noon at 
Greenford Lutheran Church (7450 W. South Range Rd., Greenford, Ohio), with 
Pastor Mike Knauff officiating.  Friends and family will be received Saturday prior to 
service from 10:00-11:50 a.m.  Burial will be at Calla Cemetery. 

Greenford Lutheran Church will be practicing social distancing and proper health 
protocol.  If you are unable to attend, the family understands and acknowledges 
your thoughts and prayers.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message or note at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services. 

To view Kitty’s obituary, send condolences or send flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
Amy Lynn Hawkins, Age, 30 departed her earthly life Thursday evening, August 27, 
2020 at Akron General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born to Amy Kelly and Billie Williams Jr. on November 29, 1989.

Amy Lynn attended Glen Oak High School which instilled her favorite color, $$ 
Green. Upon graduation in 2009, she studied at Brown-Mackey College furthering 
her education as a Medical Assistant. Gaining employment in a private practice was 
short lived as health issues began to arise. She then worked in the Direct Care Staff 
(MRDD), until her health no longer allowed her to work steadily. She then took the 
time to know her best friend, confidant and ear, her grandmom, Alberta, their 
relationship grew thick as thieves.

As her faith and adulthood grew she joined Second Baptist Church. Her infections 
smile was contagious as she began to care for the neighborhood children. Amy 
Lynn took pride in Faith, Family and Friends. She loved family gatherings and soul 
food. As a lover of music she could bust a move or two. Her OCD allowed her the 
visualization of her SWAG to shine in her always neat attire from head to toe.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Marzett and Alberta 
Hawkins Sr. and her paternal grandparents, Billie and Jackie Williams Sr.; stepdad, 
Carl Kelly Jr.

She is survived by her parents; aunts Kathy Jo (Ed), Gayle (Andy) and Ariane; uncle 
Marzett Hawkins Jr. (Pat); her beloved Pit Bull, Beast; sisters, Shawntaie Hatcher of 
Akron, Shantel Hancock of Canton, Aleishia Stovall of Canton; brothers, Billie Lee 
Hatcher of Montana, Byron Hatcher, Marvin “Scott” Proctor both of Alliance, Bylynn 
Hatcher of Florida; special friends, Tanea Osbourne, David “Bubba” Tubbs and Will 
McCloud; a host of cousins and friends. Amy Lynn never met a stranger.

 A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday, September 5th at Feed My 
Sheep Ministries, 114 E Main St, Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may call from 11-12 
prior to the service. The family asks that social distancing guidelines be respected 
and that guests bring their own masks.

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
ROGERS - Charles R. “Dick” Stanley, 90, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1930 in Youngstown, son of the late 
Clifford E. and Velma Merry (Hall) Stanley.

Dick traveled and lived in his RV throughout the years. He was an electrician and 
last worked for the Dayton School system for 15 years, retiring in 1995. Dick was a 
member of the Local IBEW 82 and an active square dancer.

Dick served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

His wife, Lois Jean (Stratton) Stanley, whom he married June 20, 1954 preceded 
him in death September 24, 2014.

Survivors include two daughters, Lucinda J. (Lloyd) Willis of Rogers and Rachel A. 
Stanley of Saint Petersburg, FL; two sons, Charles R. (Sherri) Stanley of Ocala, FL 
and David (Linda) Stanley of Maineville; four sisters, Ann Medford of North Carolina, 
Nelda Hawkins of Columbiana, Beverly “Skip” Wetherald of Columbiana, and 
Barbara Newlin of Salem; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, Dick was preceded in death by one son, James E. 
Stanley and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hole in the Wall Camp, 565 Ashford 
Center Rd., Ashford, CT 06278.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Dick’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
Bert Ray Scrimsher, age 68, of Hartville, OH, passed away Monday August 31, 
2020. He was born in Beaver Falls, Montana on September 17, 1951 to the late 
Traci and Erma (Adkins) Scrimsher. Bert was retired from H-P Products.

Bert is survived by two sons, Scott Scrimsher and his fiancée Misty Turner and 
Steve (Christine) Scrimsher; two sisters, Florence Jergens and Alta Scrimsher; two 
brothers, Traci and Bobby Scrimsher; four grandchildren and two great 
grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home of Louisville 
with Pastor Tom Shank officiating. Calling hours will be from 11am till 12 noon on 
Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St Jacobs Cemetery.

                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Monday August 31, 2020

Obituary
Washingtonville – Robert Allen Park, Sr. age 81, of Washingtonville, died on 
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

He was born on February 10, 1939 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late William and 
Virginia McHenry Park.

Robert was Christian by faith and served in the U.S Army. He was a 1957 graduate 
of Struthers High School and worked for Cold Metal Products. He enjoyed the 
outdoors, specifically hunting and fishing

Robert is survived by his wife, Diane McMillan Park, whom he had been with for 35 
years and married on June 21, 2020; daughter, Suzanne (Steven) Hoffee of Salem; 
son, Robert Allen Park, Jr. of East Rochester; step daughter, Dawne Grubb of East 
Rochester, OH; step sons, Robby Graffius and Jeff (Katie) Graffius of Salem; fifteen 
grandchildren, Heather, Elizabeth, Robin, Steven, Jake, Leigha, Hayden, Camryn, 
Timmy, Tommy, Tori, Samantha, Melissa, Luke, Levi; four great grandchildren, 
Charlie, Aubrey, Maddie, Carson and a cousin, Barbara Allen.

He was preceded in death by a step daughter, Jennifer Reaggle.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 
8:00 pm and on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. In order to help ensure the 
safety of all, face masks will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be 
followed.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Reverend Gabriel Norris 
officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American 
Legion Honor Guard.

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

Sunday August 30, 2020

Obituary
East Rochester:

James Richard Householder, age 86 passed away Thursday, August 27th 
surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. He was born October 22, 
1933 to the late Ernest Householder and Bertha (Carman) Heuer. He is survived by 
Sons; Freddie L. (Rebecca) Householder of East Rochester and James B. (Fiancée 
Sabrina Tompulis) Householder of Minerva. Grandchildren: Kimberly (Compton) 
Girdharry and Children; Noah, Joel, and Lillyanna, Bobbi (Ronald) McCullough and 
Children; Grace, Hope, and Faith, Kenneth (Amanda) Householder and Children; 
Pryde, Avery, August, Annamae, Kylee, Brooke, Sophia, Corey (Cassandra) 
Householder and Children; Savannah and Maximus, Shelby Berry and Children; 
Jamison, Micah, and Nova, Nicholas (Fiancée Kayla Horner) Householder, Destiny 
Householder,

Sister; Shirley (Steve) Warth, Brothers; Carl (Deb) Heuer and Duane (Juanita) 
Householder all from Minerva. Brother-in-laws; Dave (Sheila) Rogers of Ravenna, 
Dale (Dorothy) Rogers of Alliance and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his 
Parents he was preceded in death by his Wife; Myra Jane Householder, Daughter; 
Darlene Kay Householder, Sister; Linda Huhn and Brother; Gerald Householder.

 

James often wore an unforgettable smile and is well known amongst his family and 
friends for his lively sense of humor to which he freely shared, even in spite of life’s 
worst circumstances.  He found great pleasure and pride in the simplicity’s of his 
life. Married to Myra on December 13, 1952, James and his late wife had a great 
love for music and dancing.  They had an unforgettable talent that showcased 
amazing jitterbug skills. James also served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. 
Albany during the Cuban Crisis. Displaying a strong work ethic, he retired after 38 
years from Republic Steel. He left behind a legacy of love given to his children, 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Per his request Cremation will take place 
and a Graveside Memorial will be held September 9, 2020 at 2pm at East Lawn 
Cemetery in Minerva with Aultman Alliance Hospice Chaplain Freddie Rodriquez 
officiating. A Celebration of Life will take place September 12, 2020 at 4pm at 
Bayard Grange, 24222 US RT 30 Minerva, Ohio. Thank you to the Aultman Alliance 
Hospice team for making his last days comfotable. We encourage you to share your 
online condolences with his family at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements 
are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Sunday August 30, 2020

Obituary
Howland - Lorenzo Snow Thomas (Rennie), Sr. 64, of Howland, born in Brownsville, 
PA loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed into glory August 29, 2020 at St. 
Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio after a brief battle with cancer. 
He was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania to Edward William Thomas and Gertrude 
Allethia Franks. Rennie was a devoted husband of Cindy Lu (Wiles) Thomas, a 
proud dad of two children Lori Ann (Joel) Smith and the Rev. Lorenzo S. (Kylie) 
Thomas and committed pop to two grandsons Kyle Michael Poponak and Isaac 
Philip Hardin. 
He was a veteran who served in the Army Corps of Engineers and was a lifelong 
steelworker of thirty-three years. He was a union counselor for the United 
Steelworkers Local 2155 in Niles, Ohio. 
Rennie held fast to his Christian faith until the very end. 
Visitation for Lorenzo will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, where friends and family may visit from 5:00 p.m. to 
7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 12:00 
p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

Sunday August 30, 2020

Obituary
Charles W. Mason, age 92, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, August 29, 
2020. He was born December 26, 1927 in Marion, OH to the late John and Ethel 
(Bowman) Mason. Charlie was a WWII Navy Veteran and he retired from the US 
Postal Service in 1987. He was a member of the Louisville American Legion and the 
Mahoning Rd VFW.

Charlie was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Eleanor Mason, his 2nd wife Shirley 
Mason, a sister, Vivian Barnhart and a brother, Jack Mason. He is survived by a 
daughters, Connie Mason, Carrie (Heidi) Huston-Meese, Sondra (Darrell) Hamilton, 
Kimberly (Jon) Higgins, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. 
Calling hours will be 10-11am Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Charlie will 
be laid to rest, with military honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Care Center.

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral 

Saturday August 29, 2020

Obituary
Faye Roberta (Grunder) Emerson, age 96, of Louisville, OH passed to her eternal 
reward on Friday, August 28, 2020. She was born in Louisville on November 22, 
1923 to Roland and Ruth (Hahn) Grunder. Everyone who knew Faye loved her and 
spoke of her as a great lady. She always welcomed people into her home and 
tended to their needs.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Jack Dean 
Emerson; her son, William Roland Emerson; two brothers, Lester and Roland 
Grunder; two sisters, Jeanette Black and Jane Emerson. She is survived by two 
daughters, Linda (David) Scheurer and Diane Johanning; two sons, Terry and Gary 
(Nancy) Emerson; daughter-in-law, Marsha Emerson; seven grandchildren, 10 
great-grandchldren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn (Emil) Cindea; 
sisters-in-law, Vada Grunder and LaRue Sisak.

The family is very grateful to the staff at St. Joseph Care Center for their loving care 
and the Crossroads Hospice staff who eased her transition.

A graveside funeral service will be 1pm Thursday at Union Cemetery in Louisville 
with Rev. Dr. Larry Hinkle officiating. If you don’t feel comfortable attending the 
graveside service, the family is also planning a celebration of life service for a future 
date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Memory 
Care Unit. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

Friday August 28, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Ann D. Carmella, 94, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of 
Thursday August 27, 2020 at Gillette Nursing Home. 
Ann was born on May 25, 1926 in Warren, Ohio. She was married to Joseph 
Carmella, who passed away on February 9, 1990. 
Ann enjoyed working in the dietary department at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and 
she loved to cook. 
Ann is survived by her daughters Patricia Grafton and Frances Geltch, as well as 
many other family and friends. 
Besides her parents, Ann is preceded in death by her seven brothers and one sister. 
At Ann's request, there will be no services held. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Friday August 28, 2020

Obituary

James Harrison Rogers Jr, 96, of Salem, died on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at 11:15 
PM at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

 

He was born on March 13, 1924 in Keyser, West Virginia, the son of the late James 
H. Sr. and Jennie (Smith) Rogers.

 

Jim served in the US Army during WW2 and Korean Wars. He graduated from West 
Virginia University with a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceuticals, later working as a 
Pharmaceutic Representative for Ciba-Gieby and He serviced western PA and 
Eastern Ohio. He had also served as an Ohio State Highway Patrolman in the early 
'50s. Once he retired, he enjoyed traveling all over including Europe. Jim was also a 
member of the Salem Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

 

He is survived by his three children; J. Daniel Rogers of Salem, J. Mark Rogers of 
Poland, and M. Bruce Rogers of Canfield, as well as two grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine L. (Engeter) 
Rogers, who he married on June 15, 1952, and siblings John S. Rogers, Robert A 
Rogers, Virginia Perry, and Warren Rogers.

Services will be held on Friday, 1:30 Pm at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Alan Smearol of the church officiating.  
The Salem Honor Guard will offer military honors at the beginning of the services.  
The burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Friday August 28, 2020

Obituary
Pamela Anne (May) Wickersham, 57, of Lisbon, died at 3:05 AM on Tuesday, 
August 25, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on May 11, 1963, in Salem, the daughter of Earl Sidney Jr. and Janet 
G (Fullerton) May.

 

She was a 1981 graduate of Sebring High School. She married her husband of 35 
years, Phillip Dean Wickersham, on June 1, 1985. She worked at the Salem Get-Go 
gas station from 2007 until the present, being the manager at the time of her death. 
She had a deep appreciation of sea glass, she loved to read, spend time with her 
grandchildren, and attending their soccer and baseball games. She also loved the 
outdoors and spending time at the lake and beach.

 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two children; Joshua R. (Tiffany 
Ardeno) Wickersham of Salem, and Haley C. (Christine) Wickersham of Poland, two 
grandchildren, three siblings; Lori (Lee) Barker-Mason of Mcdonald, Denny Barker 
of Salem, and James (Isabell) Barker of Bristolville.

 

She is preceded in death by her brother, Jason Barker.

 

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 1-4 PM at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home. All attendees are required by 
law to wear a mask while on the premises.

Friday August 28, 2020

Obituary
Kory Pierre Emery Sr., 59, Salem,(formerly of Stark County, N.C., GA. and Fl. 
beloved Father and Grandpa passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2020.

 

Kory was born July 10, 1961 in Dos Palos, California, the son of the late LeRoy and 
Jackie (Macauley) Emery.

 

He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed watching sports. He was involved 
in coaching and being an active role in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives.

 

He served our military as a member of the U.S. Army. He had worked at various 
places over the years, Including WalMart, a Sheriffs office in Georgia and Laying 
blacktop.

 

He is survived by his significant other Shirley Simpson, 3 daughters and 2 sons; 
Jacquelynn (Steve) Williams of Canton, OH, Rebecca (Cory) of Salem, OH, Kory P. 
Emery Jr, Franklin, NC, Kayla Emery, Franklin, NC and Alexander Emery, Franklin, 
NC. 5 grandchildren; Macenzi, Ethan, Thomas, Xavier and Damien. 2 brothers; 
Mike Emery, Orlando, FL, Joe (Terry) Emery, Leesburg, FL, and several nieces and 
nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Leroy Emery Jr. 
and a sister Valerie (Emery) Bess.


There will be no public services or visitation held. There will be a private family 
service and military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard on Thursday.

Friday August 28, 2020

Obituary
Virginia Mae (Corey) Bricker, age 80, passed away in her home on Friday, August 
28, 2020. Born May 26, 1940, “Ginny” was a native of Canton, Oh, lived in Louisville 
while raising her children and then retired to East Canton. She loved spending time 
with her family, reading, and watching television.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, Murval and Garnet (Ferguson) Corey; 
sisters: Betty Bowling, Mary Zavarelli, Gladys “Jeff” Spillman, Helen White, 
Jacqueline “Jackie” Paulus, her brother, Murval “Beanie” Corey Jr and her oldest 
son, William “Bo” Orville Bricker III.

Survivors include her children: Dreena (Bob) Belew, Chance (Amy) Bricker, and 
Martin Bricker; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, 
and friends.

The family would like to thank the lovely staff of Mercy Medical Center Home Health 
Care and Hospice for their dedication, kindness, and sincere support.

Private family services will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name, to: Mercy Medical 
Center Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave., N.W., Canton, Ohio 44718. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Friday August 28, 2020

Obituary
Virginia Mae (Corey) Bricker, age 80, passed away in her home on Friday, August 
28, 2020. Born May 26, 1940, “Ginny” was a native of Canton, Oh, lived in Louisville 
while raising her children and then retired to East Canton. She loved spending time 
with her family, reading, and watching television.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, Murval and Garnet (Ferguson) Corey; 
sisters: Betty Bowling, Mary Zavarelli, Gladys “Jeff” Spillman, Helen White, 
Jacqueline “Jackie” Paulus, her brother, Murval “Beanie” Corey Jr and her oldest 
son, William “Bo” Orville Bricker III.

Survivors include her children: Dreena (Bob) Belew, Chance (Amy) Bricker, and 
Martin Bricker; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, 
and friends.

The family would like to thank the lovely staff of Mercy Medical Center Home Health 
Care and Hospice for their dedication, kindness, and sincere support.

Private family services will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name, to: Mercy Medical 
Center Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave., N.W., Canton, Ohio 44718. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Patricia L. Stanton, 69, of Brookfield, passed away on August 25, 2020 at 
Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge. 
Born July 1, 1951 in Youngstown, Patricia was the daughter of Russel K. and Norma 
L. (Leonhart) Miner. 
Patricia was a 1969 graduate of McDonald. Prior to retirement she worked for over 
30 years as an Accountant Representative at Tri State Measurement. She was a 
member of Girard United Methodist Church. She loved to travel, read, occasionally 
gamble and spend time making memories with her granddaughter. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children; Beth (Don) Kinser and Brian 
Stanton, her granddaughter; Madeline, her siblings; Kenneth L. (Gloria) Miner and 
Pamela Miner, and her beloved lab Lucy. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Stanton, 
whom she married October 19, 1974 and died October 10, 2015. 
A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. The family request memorial 
contributions be made to Rock 4 Reason, PO Box 14193, Youngstown, Ohio 44514 
or www.rock4reason.org. A local non-profit organization that provides assistance to 
local cancer patients and their families.

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Girard - Crystal L. Hayes, 38, of Trumbull County passed away peacefully at her 
home on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 25, 2020. 
Crystal was born on December 5, 1981 in Columbus, OH, the daughter of Pamela 
Gimmarco and James Hayes. Crystal graduated from Center Grove High School in 
Greenwood, IN, in June of 2000 then moved to Warren, OH. 
Crystal had a fierce love for her kids and family. Crystal was a devoted Pittsburgh 
Steelers fan and enjoyed a good rousing with both Bengals and Browns fans. Her 
favorite childhood memories were of times spent at Conneaut Lake Park, riding the 
rides, boating and tubing. More recently, Crystals interests were more relaxed in 
nature and keeping close to home and her children. 
Crystal is survived by her life partner of 16 years, Jessie Bell; her four children 
Makayla Wood, Braeden, Jaslan and Zaren Bell; her mother Pamela Gimmarco; her 
father James (Mary Kay) Hayes; her sister Ashley (Keith) Leedy; her niece Katilyn; 
her sister Jennifer (John) Hamilton and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
She is preceded in death by her grandmothers Doris Hogan, Eva Hayes and her 
father Michael Gimmarco. 
Memorial services will be held at Austintown Community Church on Tuesday, 
September 1, 2020 with visitation from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The service will begin 
at 4:00pm with Pastor Mark Nelson officiating. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Gerald W. “Jerry” Kirkland passed away Wednesday evening, August 26, 2020 at 
Continuing Health Care of Boardman. Jerry was born February 16, 1940 in 
Youngstown, the son of Clifford and Mary (Wyllie) Kirkland. He worked as a diesel 
mechanic, retiring Anchor Motor Freight / Lease Way after a long career. Jerry was 
also a school bus driver with the Western Reserve school district where the 
students fondly referred to him as Mr. K. He was a member of Ellsworth 
Presbyterian Church, the Teamsters Union Local 377, where he served as a trustee, 
a Precinct Committeeman for the Democratic Party and a volunteer Fire Fighter with 
the Ellsworth Fire Department. Jerry’s hobbies included working on cars, golfing, 
bowling. Jerry also played softball with the Salem League. Jerry leaves his wife of 
61 years, the former Nancy Smith, whom he married February 21, 1959, four 
children, Linda Kirkland of Canfield, Robin (Jay) Whitehair of Ellsworth, Gerri 
Kirkland, and Judy (Chris) Stickle both of Canfield, four grandchildren; Haley and 
Clint Whitehair of Ellsworth and Brooke and Derek Davidson of Canfield, as well as 
one brother, Bruce (Sue) Kirkland of Canfield and one sister-in-law Diane Kirkland 
of Canfield. Besides his parent, Jerry was preceded in death by one brother, Kip 
Kirkland, and one granddaughter, Angel Whitehair. Family and friends may call from 
1 to 3 PM Sunday, August 30, at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. A private 
service will be held on Monday.

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Brian N. Clark, 39 of Austintown died Wednesday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Youngstown. Brian was born March 16, 1981 in Youngstown, a son of 
Timothy D. and Victoria L. (Boerio) Clark and was a lifelong area resident. He 
graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1999 where he had played soccer. 
Brian was a delivery driver for FedEx for 2 ½ years. He had been an officer for 
Millcreek Junior Baseball, a coach for the Austintown Colts Youth Football and also 
enjoyed coaching his daughters in softball. Brian loved old cars and was in the 
process of re-building a 1951 chevy deluxe. Besides his parents, Brian leaves his 
wife, the former Kathy Wade Caruso, whom he married April 18, 2018; four children, 
Nathan N, Clark, Natalie R. Clark, Aiden G. Clark, Audrey M.Clark; three step-
children, Haley J. Caruso, Kenzie M. Caruso and Kristofer J. Caruso all of 
Austintown. Brian also leaves a brother, Daryl J. (Tiffany Bettura) Clark of 
Austintown; two sisters, Stacey M. Clark of Austintown and Megan L. (Tommy) 
Vekasy of Boardman and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death 
by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00 
pm until 7:00 p.m at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. The funeral service 
will be private. Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all 
guests, whose health allows, please wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we 
ask that visitors not linger at the funeral home after seeing the family. The family 
requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the GoFundMe Account 
at www.gofundme.com/helping-an-injuredfedexworker

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - David J. McAfee, 91, passed away Wednesday evening, August 26, 2020 
at his home after struggling with COPD for some time.

He was born on September 24, 1928 in New Rumley, OH, son of the late Edward 
and Florence Kohler McAfee.

David had worked as a shop carpenter for Franklin Furniture and Wean United. He 
enjoyed gardening and yard work and loved woodworking and making comforters

He is survived by his wife, the former June D. Kyser, whom he married May 26, 
1962; his daughters, Patricia (Kevin) Lewis of Steubenville, Karen McAfee of 
Leetonia, Michele Galea of Ashland; an "adopted son", Eric (Nancy) Householder of 
Leetonia; a brother, Ralph (Janet) McAfee of New Rumley; seven grandchildren, 
David (Melissa) Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Adam Lewis, Michael 
Rosado, Brandon Rosado and Gage Householder; two great grandchildren, Dylan 
Lewis and Austin Lewis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Ferguson, Dorothy Collins, Bertha 
Shambaugh, and Blanche Howard.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and on Saturday, August 
29, 2020 from 10:00 am-11:00 am.

Private services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 following the visitation at 
the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Jamieson officiating.

Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Hospice or the American Cancer 
Society.

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

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Norman James Becka Sr., 92, of Salem passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 
2020. Norman was born in St. Louis Missouri on December 7, 1927 to the late Cyril 
and Mary (Skortz) Becka. Norman was a United States Army Veteran serving in the 
Korean War and received the Purple Heart as well as Merchant Marine Veteran. 
After serving our great country he worked and retired as a Glazier.

Norman is survived by his children Mary Louise Strid, Norman Becka Jr., and Toni 
Coombes; grandchildren Cassie, Alexis, Nicholas, Kristen and Breanna. Besides his 
parents Norman was preceded in death by a sister Mary Speck and two brothers 
Robert and Richard Becka.

A private family service will take place at a later date. Friends and family may view 
the obituary and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 
Sebring, 

Thursday August 27, 2020

Obituary
Boardman – Myron Frank Broderick, Sr., age 97, of Boardman passed away on 
Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. at his home.

He was born on October 20, 1922, a son of Myron Patrick and Revella Broderick in 
Youngstown. He graduated from South High School, Youngstown and Youngstown 
College.  He served in the United States Army and was a WWII veteran.  He retired 
from Packard Electric in Warren and retired as a teacher at Penn-Ohio College 
where he loved teaching.

Myron was a member of Mount Olivet United Church of Christ in North Lima and 
taught Sunday school.  He was full of life, loved to dance, sing, play his guitar and 
banjo, watch old movies, studying history, reading and riding horses.  He cherished 
spending time with family and friends while telling stories of his vast and endless life 
experiences.

He is survived by three daughters, Colleen Goodman, Joan (Rick) Franczkowski 
and Karen (Tom) McCarthy all of Boardman; a son, Myron "Chip" Broderick, Jr. of 
North Carolina; ten grandchildren, Kristen (Brad) Sackella, Sandra Mapus, Melissa 
(Shawn) Hicklin,, Stephen (Erika) Mapus, Richard (Dawn) Lynx, Suzanne (Burke) 
Gruber, Wendy(Clark) Butcher, Erin (Michael) Luehrs, Michael (Weslie) Broderick 
and Joshua Broderick and by thirteen great grandchildren.

Myron was preceded in death by his wife, of 57 years, Evelyn (Hanson) Broderick 
whom he married February 9, 1951; a son Michael “Mike” Broderick; his parents 
Myron Patrick Broderick and Revella Farnbauer-Broderick-Rigney-Ziegler; 
grandparents, Frank and Susan Farnbauer; step-father Howard Rigney; a brother 
James (Jean) Rigney; two sisters, Donna (Larry) Mound and Betty (Mel) Lipp, and 
by a son-in-law, Kenneth Goodman.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services were held at the 
Columbiana Cemetery with Pastor Don Scott Monaco officiating.  Military honors 
were accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion Honor 
Guard.

Material tributes may take the form of a donation to the Mount Olivet United Church 
of Christ memorial fund.

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

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Obituary
Josephine Redinger 77, of Salem, died at 2:22 PM Monday, August 24, 2020 at 
Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus.

 

She was born on February 26, 1943 in Salem, the daughter of the late Fred G. and 
Mary Frances (Varinaitis) Redinger.

 

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Salem and a 1961 Graduate of 
Greenford High School. Josephine has been a resident of Ivy Woods in North Lima 
for nearly 20 years.

 

She is survived by her nieces and nephew; Angela (Gary) Bayda, Michelle 
Ossmann and Joseph (Christine) Ossmann all of Salem, great nieces and nephews; 
Jessica (daniel) Bove, Mary Bayda, Brandon Bayda, Catherine Ossmann, Erica 
Simmons and Christopher Ossmann, Great great nieces and nephews Ann Rosa 
Bove and Logan Bove.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her siblings, Rose Mary Ossmann, 
Cornelia “Fi Fi” Redinger, Fred J and Robert Redinger.

 

There will be a 11 AM Mass held on Thursday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with 
Rev. Fr. Robert Edwards officiating. The burial will immediately follow in Grandview.

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Obituary
Enid Lorraine (Kentzel) Feicht 89, of Salem (Green Twp.) died at 3:02 AM Monday, 
August 24, 2020, following complications from a fall in June.

 

She was born on June 16, 1931 in Salem, Ohio. The daughter of the late Harry M. 
and Edythe (Rogers) Kentzel.

 

Enid was a 1949 Graduate of Greenford High School and a 1952 Graduate of the 
Salem Hospital School of Nursing where she received her RN degree. She was a 
House Nursing Supervisor at Salem Community Hospital for over 55 years. She 
was a former Baptized member of the Greenford Christian Church where she had 
taught Sunday School and helped start the first Junior Church. Enid was a member 
of the committee to help run the first ever referendom ballot, in the state of Ohio 
regarding school mergers, in 1968.

 

She is survived by her children, Kevin Leigh (Martha) Feicht of Lowellville, Lisa 
Lorraine Feicht of Cleveland and Gyll (Paul) Goehring of Industry, PA., and six 
grandchildren and six great grandchildren, sisters, Martha Loar of Austintown, 
Eunice Core of Orlando, Fla., and Carol Davis of Salem.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Walter E. Feicht 
on February 29, 2000 and one great grandchild.

 

Enid was very specific on how she wanted her services to be handled. There will be 
no pubilc visitation or services held. There will be a private family gathering at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. She will then 
be buried in Green Township (Christian Church) Cemetery.

 

Enid had requested that in lieu of flowers, please donate to Children’s Hospital of 
Pittsburgh Foundation (UPMC) C/O PNC Bank, POB 535240, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
15253-9926 or Library Foundation, The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning 
County, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Obituary
Richard A. Fife, of Niles, passed away at his home on August 23, 2020 at 12:07 
p.m. surrounded by his family; holding his brother’s hand as he took his last breath. 
They say only the good die young, Richie was only 56. 

On October 10, 1963, Richie was born to Estle “Frog” & Sandra (McGowen) Fife 
and was a lifelong resident of Niles. Richie enjoyed fishing and was the self-
proclaimed “Bass Master”. 

Richie is survived by his father, Estle “Frog” Fife of Niles, his daughter Deena Lynn 
(Mark Jackson) of Girard; his son Richard Hemison of Warren; his grandchildren: 
Madison & Layla Fife and Mark Jr. & Kaleigh Jackson; his brothers Roland Fife of 
Michigan and Randy (Kerri) Fife of Howland; his nephews: Matthew, Randall and 
Roland; his nieces: Maxine and Abigale Fife. 

His family takes comfort in knowing that as the gates of Heaven opened his theme 
song “Back in Black” loudly played as his smiling face arrived and he was greeted 
by his beloved wife Maribeth, his mother Sandra and his cousin Holly. 

Visitation for Richie will be held on Thursday August 27, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel where a funeral service will be held on 
Friday August 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. 

The family wishes to warmly thank Gary Clay, Richie’s cousin, for his exceptional 
love and care over the last two years. Thank you for always being there.

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Obituary
Robert Darren Deming, 50 

Robert Darren Deming, 50 of Youngstown died early Wednesday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Darren was born May 2, 1970 in 
Youngstown, a son of Robert C. Deming and the late Joan M. Haluska Deming and 
was a lifelong area resident. He attended Canfield High School where he played 
baseball and had been a construction worker for various companies. Darren was an 
avid artist and enjoyed drawing, especially flowers, cartoons and people. He was a 
Cleveland Indians fan and also a Dallas Cowboy fan. Besides his father, he leaves 
his daughter, Renee Harris of Missouri; a brother, Daniel J. (Kimberly Ann) Deming 
of Sandusky; two grandchildren; and a niece, Sarah Deming. Besides his mother, 
Darren was preceded in death by a niece, Emily Deming. Friends may call on Friday 
from 11:00 am until 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield 
Chapel. The funeral service will be private. Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be 
honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, please wear a mask. For 
the safety of everyone, we ask that visitors not linger at the funeral home after 
seeing

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Eugene R. Culler, 81, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Courtyard of 
Lexington. He was born September 9, 1938 in Kensington, son of the late Harmon 
and Ida Belle (Grise) Culler.

Gene was a graduate of Fairfield High School. He served in the United States Army. 
He retired in 2005 from General Motors Lordstown, where he worked as a 
coordinator for 40 years. He also worked for Dad’s Dog Food for 25 years. After 
retirement he worked for the Moritz Private Security Co. He attended Southeast 
Friends Church and was a member of the Tuesday Early Mixed Bowling League.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Sell-Culler, whom he married in 1992; two 
daughters, Kathleen (Jim) LaManna of Maple Heights, and Barbara Jo Culler of 
Salem; three stepsons, Raymond (Sandy) Sell of Columbiana, Michael (Helena) 
Sell of Boardman, Scott (Jo Lin) Sell of  Canfield; six grandchildren, Brianna, 
Vincent and Victoria LaManna and Brandy Dean, Travis Culler and NavaJo Culler; 
two great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Ann Bartholomew of Lisbon and numerous 
nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, 
Wilford, and Floyd Culler and three sisters, Pearl Pearson, Maritta Carroll and Carol 
Guethle.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Jan Winnale officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00-
11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. For the safety of the Culler family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask. Burial will be 
at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Beloit.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Eugene’s obituary, send condolences or send flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Obituary
Bruce N. Koehnlein, 76 of Fowler Township, died Saturday morning, August 22, 
2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus in Youngstown. He was born 
December 29, 1943 in Cleveland, the son of the late Paul Nelson and Alice Mae 
Koelliker Koehnlein. 

Bruce was a 1961 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended 
Youngstown College for three years. Bruce worked for over 27 years as a manager 
of aerospace engineering in Department 40 of the American Welding and Mfg. Co, 
in Warren, until their closing; then continued to work in the engineering field for 
several years. 

Bruce was of the Methodist faith and had been a member of First United Methodist 
Church in Warren. He was an avid fisherman and loved fishing near the islands of 
Lake Erie. He enjoyed hunting, yardwork and refinishing antique furniture. 

He is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Amy J. White Koehnlein, whom he 
married May 27, 1973; one son, Paul H. Koehnlein of Niles; two daughters, Judy L. 
(Larry) Albright of Westerville and Patty A. Koehnlein of Niles and two 
granddaughters, Catie D. Albright and Gillian C. Costantino. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Otterbein 
United Methodist Church in Champion with Pastor Kyle Tennant officiating. The 
family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Thursday at the 
church. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. Arrangements 
were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Otterbein United 
Methodist Church, 1128 State Rd. NW, Warren,OH 44481. To send online 
condolences to the family or to view the obituary please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Obituary
Arlene Frances Larson, 78, of Youngstown passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 
at Briarfield Manor Assisted Living Center. Arlene was born January 26, 1942 in 
Youngstown the daughter of Earl and Anna Mae (Lehman) Protain. Arlene was a 
proud graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. She retired in 2008 form Beaver 
Township where she was an administrative assistant. Arlene was a devout member 
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, its Ladies Guild, and took care of the 
sacristan linens. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She 
loved cooking, especially pasta and meatballs for everyone to enjoy. Arlene leave 
one son, Richard Larson, two grandchildren, Alexis and Vincent Larson all of 
Austintown as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends who meant the world to 
her. Besides her parent, Arlene was preceded in death by five brothers, Francis, 
Howard, Edward, Louis. And George Protain, and one sister, Elizabeth Reese. A 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM, Friday, August 28, 2020 at Our Lady 
of Mount Carmel Basilica with Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio presiding. Family and 
friends may call from 5 to 7 PM Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel. 
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Obituary
Herbert M. Strong, age 64 passed away Wednesday August 19, 2020 at Mercy 
Medical Center in Canton. He was born May 22, 1956 to the late Robert and Ethel 
(Fuchs) Strong. He is survived by his Wife; Pamela Strong, Son; Charles Strong, 
Sisters; Diane Pistole of Tennessee, Josie Steward of North Carolina, and Melinda 
Hancock of Arizona. Brothers; Glenn Strong of Ohio, Duane Strong of California and 
several Grandchildren. He also had an amazing support system of Barbara Jochem, 
Samantha jones, and Melinda Yiegriff. Herbert was an Infantryman in the United 
States army for 18 years. he also worked in various other positions such as a 
housekeeper and school bus driving before returning to Ohio. He enjoyed fishing 
and working on his computer. per his request cremation has taken place and their 
will be no services. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio. 

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Obituary
BELOIT - Baby Autumn Rae Boley passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born Sunday, August 23, 2020, daughter of 
Mark A. Jr. and Brooke (Riffee) Boley.

Autumn lived for 292,138 minutes. Each of those precious minutes were surrounded 
by a mommy and daddy who had created a nest of love that they were waiting to 
share with their daughter. Each minute was full of dreams for who she would be, 
where she would go, how she would make her mark in this world. Each minute was 
dedicated to giving her the very best start in life and to protect every step as she 
grew. These were the precious minutes of a life.

Survivors include her parents, Mark and Brooke Boley of Beloit; brother, Colton 
Boley of Beloit; maternal grandparents, Mark and Ginger Riffee of Hanoverton; 
paternal grandparents, Mark and Bonnie Boley of Lisbon; maternal great 
grandmothers, Elanor Twaddle of Salem and Denise Riffee of Salem; paternal great 
grandparents, Wayne and Sue Boley of Lisbon; Shirley Barnes of Salem and 
Eugene Poynter of Lisbon.

Baby Autumn was preceded in death by maternal great grandfathers, Clarence 
Twaddle and Billy Joe Riffee.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Calling hours will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral 
home. For the safety of the Boley family and visitors, please adhere to social 
distancing, and bring your own mask. Private burial will be held Thursday, August 
27, 2020 at Lisbon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Downs Syndrome 
Association of the Valley, c/o the Buddy Walk, Team Colton’s Cruisers, 945 
Boardman-Canfield Rd., Unit 12, Youngstown, OH 44512.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Monday August 24, 2020

Obituary
McDONALD-Leroy W. Nolf, 73, passed away Saturday evening, August 22, 2020 at 
St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. He was born November 15, 1946 in 
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Wilbert H. and Bertha R. (Young) Nolf. 
Leroy was a Welder with the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. for 16 years and was 
then in Management with the Clark Oil Co. for 16 years, until they merged with 
Adapt Oil & Marketing, Inc., retiring in 2007. He was a 1964 graduate of Redbank 
Valley High School and then served his country as a proud member of the U.S. 
Navy. Leroy was a member of Evansville Baptist Church. He loved spending time 
with his family. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Leroy is 
survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Dorothy E. Nolf, whom he married 
November 14, 1970; his son, Shawn M.L. Nolf of McDonald; his daughter, Dawn M. 
(Eric) Porter of Austintown; his sister, Mildred A. Nolf of Clarion, PA; his 
grandchildren, Kristen Nolf, Eric (Elizabeth) Porter, Jr., Zachary Nolf and Madison 
Nolf and his great-grandchildren, Isabella, Liam, Martice, ll and Lucas. Leory was 
preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral Ridge Chapel and 10-11 a.m. Thursday, prior 
to the Service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Leroy’s 
name may be given to the Evansville Baptist Church, 1585 Ohltown McDonald Rd., 
Niles, OH 44446.

Monday August 24, 2020

Obituary
Teresa Jo McCarthy, 59, passed away Sunday August 23, 2020 at Masternick 
Memorial Care Center in New Middletown. Teresa was born September 17, 1960 in 
Warren the daughter of William and Phyllis (Clark) Fry. She was a graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School, class of 1978 and had attended YSU. Teresa was the 
office manager for Tiffany Breast Care Center at Mahoning Valley Imaging. She was 
a member of Poland Baptist Church. Her hobbies included crafting and reading. Her 
husband John M. McCarthy, III whom she married May 30, 1987, passed away 
September 5, 2013. Teresa leaves one brother, Greg (Barbara) Lincoln of Girard, 
her mother-in-law, JoAnn McCarthy of Hubbard, In-laws, Debbie Auman of 
Austintown, Colleen (Gary) Gebhardt of Poland, Eddie (Hilary) McCarthy of 
Hubbard and Maureen (Joe) O’Neill of Cuyahoga Falls, as well as several nieces 
and nephews. She will also be missed by her beloved dog, Callie. A private 
celebration of Teresa’s life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank 
everyone for their support at this time but do to the current pandemic felt a private 
celebration would be best.

Monday August 24, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Robert Guy Feezle, Sr., age 77, of East Palestine, died on Monday, 
August 24, 2020 at his home in East palestine.

He was born on February 7, 1943 in East Palestine, OH, son of the late George and 
Jeannette Knowles Feezle.

Robert had worked as a Foreman with IMS until retirement and was a member of 
the Enon Valley Christian Church. He enjoyed playing cards and coaching his boys 
baseball teams and taking family vacations.

Robert is survived by his wife, Deanna Deal Feezle, whom he married on February 
19, 1962; four sons, Andrew (Melody) Feezle of Waynesburg, Mark (Yvonne) Feezle 
of Ravenna, Robert Guy (Kimberly) Feezle Jr. of Edinburg, PA and James (Sandy) 
Feezle of Bessemer, PA; one sister; five brothers; nineteen grandchildren and 
twelve greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 
pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, 
East Palestine.

Services will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 8:00 pm at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Mr. Jason Pancake, Minister 
officiating.

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

Monday August 24, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:
After a long courageous battle with cancer Paul K. Lee, age 60 passed away 
peacefully on August 21st, 2020. Paul was born 1960 to Huey and Ida Mae 
(Stafford) Lee. Paul was an avid Cleveland sports fan and loved his dog Zoie. He 
was an active member of the Dante Alighieri Society and The William Penn Club, 
where he enjoyed the company of many friends. He is survived by his life partner ; 
Kathy Jones, a daughter; Rachel Papic, sisters ; Sherry (Bill) Arnal of Mount 
Vernon, Ohio, Lori Lee of Punta Gorda, Fla, Barb (John) Twyman of Alliance, and 
brothers;  Mike Lee and Rick Lee both of Alliance. There will be a Celebration of Life 
held at a later date. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Monday August 24, 2020

Obituary
Together Forever 

  Robert T. Ruth, age 92, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at Stonecreek 
Assisted Living.

  He was born May 18th 1928, to Robert W. and Freda (Taylor) Ruth.

  Bob was a graduate of Alliance High School, and went on to graduate from Mount 
Union College where he was a member of the golf teams.  He went on to serve his 
country honorable in the United States Army.

  He was employed by Morgan Engineering and East Ohio Machinery as an 
accountant for a many years until his retirement at age 70.

  He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church. Bob had a great love and 
affection for his family and the memories of all the happy times at parties, holidays 
and of babysitting. He enjoyed being outdoors and working in his yard and garden. 

  Bob was a member of the Alliance Country Club for over 60 years.  At the club he 
served in many different leadership positions from the Board of Directors, Secretary, 
Treasurer, Grounds Chairman, and Golf Chairman.   He was a 5 time ACC Men’s 
Club Champion, where he was known as “The Fox.”  He had 5 holes in one and 1 
double eagle! 

  He served the Alliance community also as a member of the AHS Foundation, 
Mount Union Fund, American Legion and Sigma Nu Fraternity.

  He was an avid sports fan from his alma mater of AHS to UMU, OSU and all the 
Cleveland professional teams.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Rhonda (Dwight) Kress; son, 
Robert A. Ruth; grandchildren, Jill (Larry) Hoffman and Kelly (Tom) Baab; great-
grandchildren, Allison, Joseph, Abigail Hoffman and Belle, Ciera, Kodey and Zayne 
Trent, and Raylin Baab;

  He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Josephine (Gilmore) Ruth; 
and his wife, Doris (Karlen) Ruth, whom he married October 18, 1953 and passed 
away on October 27, 2016.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross 
408 9th Street Canton, Ohio 44707.

  Visitation will be held Saturday August 29th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor 
Jim McCurdy officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. For the 
safety of the Ruth family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring 
your own mask.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Monday August 24, 2020

Obituary
Lloyd Edward Barker, age 94, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at his home with 
his daughter and Richard by his side, on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  He was born on February 18, 1926, to Arlie Lee and Nancy (Collins) Barker.  Lloyd 
went on to serve his country honorably in WWII in the United States Navy as a 
Seabee.

  After his military service, Lloyd began work at Babcock & Wilcox in the Tubular 
Division, as a reamer and crane operator, where he stayed until his retirement after 
44 years.

  Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his late wife, Evelyn Janice (Shuster) Barker, 
whom he married June 26, 1949 at First Christian Church, and who passed away 
December 14, 2013. The couple had been members of First Christian Church since 
April 9, 1950.

  Lloyd hobbies included carpentry, boating, bowling, golfing, traveling, and watching 
football, and Westerns on T.V. He was totally devoted to his family.

  He was very active in the Alliance community, including Friends of Rodman 
Library, patron member of Carnation City Players, Alliance Community Concert 
Assoc., and the Alliance Senior Citizens Center, where he and Evelyn went on bus 
trips and volunteered during bingo nights for many years. Lloyd was also a member 
of Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary, the Mount Union College 1846 Society, 
and former member of the VFW Post #1036, D.A.V. Chapter 50, and the American 
Legion Post 166.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his only daughter, Janice Lynn Barker-
McLaughlin; Richard Michael Newman; siblings, Virgil Barker; Dr. Wilma Faye 
(Barker) Hollaway, Juanita (Richards) Barker, Eleanor (Barker) Zimmerman; many 
nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-
nephews; several cousins; and many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Arlie Jr. and Margaret 
Barker, Stanley Chester Barker, Carl and Deloris (Barker) Weigel Jr, infant twin 
brother and sister, Leroy and Lenore; and in-laws, Atty. Elwood Harry Shuster & 
Eileen (Hoebecke) Shuster, Rudy M. Hollaway, N. Arthur Zimmerman, Pearl 
(Linaberg) Barker.

  A private graveside service at Fairmount Memorial Park will be held at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church 
1141 W Beech St, Alliance, OH 44601, Alzheimer’s & Other Related Disorders 
Association 3695 Boardman-Canfield Rd. Canfield, Ohio 44406 or donor’s choice.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Sunday August 23, 2020

Obituary
Fowler - Kathryn Ann Rudge Barrett died on August 19, 2020 in Brookhaven 
Mississippi after a brief illness. 
Mrs. Barrett was born Nov. 27, 1938 in Warren, Ohio the daughter of Raymond 
Joseph and Carrie Mae Jones Rudge. 
She grew up and started her family in Fowler but moved multiple times with her 
family. She devoted her life to her family and education. She loved to learn and 
attended Ohio State University. She graduated with a B.S. from Kent State Univ, 
then attended Westminster College and graduated with a M Ed. from the University 
of Southern Mississippi. She then worked toward a PhD. in Education at Mississippi 
State University. She loved being a teacher and never stopped learning. She taught 
elementary school in Fowler, OH, Brookhaven, MS, El Paso, Tx and Jackson MS. 
After 38 years, at the age of 81, she was still teaching. 
She leaves behind three sons; John Jr. (Jack) of Raleigh, NC, Kevin of Brookhaven, 
MS, and Matthew; daughter-in-law Karyssa and granddaughters Kaitlyn and Kyra of 
Colorado; sister Carol McCummins of Warren, brothers John and Thomas of Fowler, 
and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and the love of her life and husband of 
28 yrs., John M. Barrett, Sr. 
Services will be private and graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, 
August 25th at Dugan Cemetery, Fowler. Arrangements are being handled by 
Shafer-Williams Funeral Home in Cortland. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests material tributes to take the form of donations 
to Hospice Ministries Inc. or the American Cancer Society. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Sunday August 23, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Shirley A. Sexton, 85, passed away Wednesday afternoon August 19, 2020 
at Park Vista in Youngstown, OH. 
Shirley was born on December 19, 1934 in San Francisco, CA, a daughter of the 
late Francis and Esperance Poole. She was a 1952 graduate of Mission High 
School. 
She enjoyed reading, being outside, and spending time with her family, especially 
her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Shirley will be deeply missed by her loving children, David Sexton and Susan 
Findlay who she made her home with; grandchildren, Joshua, Danielle, Jessica, 
Julie, and Matt; and great-grandchildren, Siri, Jasmine, Callie, and Riley. 
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her grandson 
Jordan Lee; great-grandson Joshua Nicholas; brother Phillip Poole; and sister 
Jeanne Poole. 
Memorial contributions can be donated to Susan Findlay to help with medical 
expenses, in care of the funeral home. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Sunday August 23, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – June I. Goodemote, 84, passed away Saturday morning, August 22, 
2020 at Sharon Regional Hospital. 
June was born on June 27, 1936 in Sharon, PA, a daughter of the late Holger V. and 
Ida L. (Jarvi) Setterberg. 
She was a 1954 graduate of Brookfield High School. Shortly after high school, she 
married the love of her life, Burnett “Goody” Goodemote on November 17, 1956. 
She was a member of the Hubbard Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 
60 years. She was a loving wife and mother who took care of her family, enjoyed 
canning, cooking, crocheting, and sewing. She also loved spending time with her 
grandchildren. She was always known to be happy, have a smile on her face, and 
showing her joy to others. 
June will be deeply missed by her loving children, Ron (Muriel) Goodemote, Rick 
(Sharon) Goodemote, Kathy Blystone, Karen Richards, Brian (Dianne) Goodemote, 
and Bruce Goodemote; grandchildren, Elaina (Nathan) Rogers, Daniel, Brett, 
Lauren (Brendan) Harlan, Ciara (Ezra) Rebel, Rheese, Seth, and Lance. She will 
also be missed by her large group of friends, and her dog that she adored, Odie 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Burnett 
“Goody” Goodemote, who passed away on March 30, 2006.; and her brother Arnold 
Setterberg. 
A memorial service will take place at a later date and cremation was entrusted with 
Lane Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel in Brookfield. 
Burial will take place at Brookfield Township Cemetery. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday August 22, 2020

Obituary
Paul N. Starkey, age 84, renowned football coach at Louisville High school passed 
away peacefully on August 21, 2020. Paul was born in Canton, OH on May 26, 
1936 to the late Henry and Venetia (Johnson) Starkey. Paul grew up in Paris, OH, 
where he has been a longtime member of the Paris Israel Church. He was a 1954 
graduate of Louisville High School, the origin of his celebrated football career. At 
Louisville High, Paul was the head football coach for 20 years and achieved an 
astounding record of 146-51-3; he also taught mathematics for 37 years, was 
wrestling coach for 7 years, and held position of school athletic director. Paul had 
the honor of being inducted into five different Hall of Fames: Ohio High School 
Football Coaches, Stark County Football, Louisville High School Athletic, Stark 
County Wrestling and the Heidelberg College Athletic Hall of Fame. 

 Paul is survived by his wife of 60 years (June 11, 1960), Judith (Buchtel) Starkey, 
his daughter Cheryl Fockler, sons Terry  (Monica) Starkey and Bob (Karen) Starkey, 
his grandchildren Michael Fockler, Andrew Fockler, Ryan Fockler, T.J. Starkey, 
Jennifer Fockler, Alex Starkey, Kurt Starkey, and Allison Starkey; he also survived 
by his siblings Carolyn Salsbury, Harold (Barbara Lynn) Starkey, Connie (Tom) 
Bradshaw, and David (Linda) Starkey.  He was preceded in death by brother Gilbert 
in 1961 and a grandson Kyle in 2017.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville 
with Pastor Alan Lamb officiating. Calling hours will be 5-8pm Tuesday evening and 
10-11am Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Paul will be laid to rest in Sunset 
Hill Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to 
the Louisville Youth Football Memorial, PO Box 227, Louisville, OH 44641. Online 
condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com  

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Donald E. Skeebo, 86, passed away Monday morning, August 17, 
2020 at Briarfield Manor. He was born October 5, 1933 in Youngstown, the son of 
Michael and Anna (Litwin) Skeebo. Don was owner and operator of Don Skeebo 
Carpet Service for many years and retired as an estimator with the Don Booth 
Company. He was a graduate of South High School. Don was of the Protestant 
Faith. He enjoyed being with his family, going to the beach and Disney World and 
especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and 
attending their events. Don was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing both fast and 
later slow pitch softball over the years. A long time Cleveland Browns (whom he 
never gave up on!) and Cleveland Indians fan and also The Ohio State Buckeyes. 
Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Peggy Smith, whom he married 
January 7, 1956; his daughters, Penny Jo (Gary) Shields of Austintown and Donna 
(Brett) Hendricks of Austintown; his grandchildren, Sara (Tom) Platz, Mallory 
(Adam) Capretta, Corey (Tracy) Hendricks, Josh Hendricks, Halle (Daniel) Chepke 
and his great-grandchildren, Maxton, Amelia, Bryson, Callen and Avery. Besides his 
parents, Don was preceded in death by his sister, Josephine Skeebo. Private family 
Services were held. The family would like to thank the staff of Briarfield Manor for 
their compassionate care and concern for Don. Memorial contributions in Don’s 
name may be given to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 
44406. Arrangements were by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
John P. Jones, 83, of Canfield, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Mercy 
Health Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. 
Born June 3, 1937 in Canfield, Ohio, John was the son of Adam and Marie (Sereg) 
Jones. 
John served his country in the United States Army Infantry in Korea. Prior to 
retirement in 2001, John was a brick mason for over 50 years. He married the 
former Sandra Wilson on February 24, 1962 and and together they raised a family. 
He attended Mahoning Avenue Methodist Church. He was a member of Bricklayers 
Local 8 and a former bowler with the Sportsman League at Camelot. He loved 
reading and bus rides to the casino. He was also an avid Notre Dame fan. But even 
more than that, he especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in 
various sporting activities. 
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Edward, Robert, and 
Thomas Jones, his sister Norma Saffron, and his nephews Robert and Larry Jones. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Sandra; his children Michael (Julie) Jones 
and Kristin Kalna; his grandchildren Michael Jones, Brittany Jones, Savanna Kalna, 
Jaycie Kalna, and Ricky Kalna; and his great grandsons Michael and Carter. 
Per John’s wishes there will be a private service and he will be laid to rest at North 
Jackson Cemetery.

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
Michael S. Hodges, 66, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. 
Michael was born in Huntington, West Virginia on October 3, 1953, to Harry and 
Doris (Robinson) Hodges. He had an accomplished life despite his contracting polio 
at one year of age. 
Michael graduated in 1972 from North High School in Youngstown, Ohio. He went 
on to earn a Bachelor’s in Library Science at Kent State University, a Master’s in 
History at the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor’s in Theology at Liberty 
University. Michael was a member of Lowellville Christian Church. Michael loved 
puzzles, crafts, classic movies, animals, history and spending time with his family. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his father Harry (Peggy); his sister Pamela 
(Thomas) Powell; his nephew David (Nicole) Powell; his niece Jennifer (Carmen) 
Decerbo; and his great nieces and nephews Angelina, Robbie, Nicky, Marcus, and 
Lucia. 
Besides his mother Doris, Michael is preceded in death by his maternal and 
paternal grandparents. 
Per his wishes, there will be no services and he will be interred at Highland 
Memorial Gardens in South Point Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions be made to an animal shelter or rescue of your choice. The 
family would like to thank Blossom Nursing Home and the Intensive Care Unit at 
Salem Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care of Michael.

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
Bonita M. Smith 
MECCA- Bonita M. Smith, age 92, Went home to be with the Lord surrounded by 
her family on August 19, 2020. 
Bonita was born on December 1, 1927 in Jefferson, Ohio, daughter of the late Earl 
Horton and Dorothy Pearce. 
Bonita spent most of her life as a homemaker, canning, baking breads, pies and 
cookies. She loved dancing, especially square dancing. She enjoyed working on 
jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and a great love for bingo. She loved spending time 
with all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her last year she found 
great pleasure and peace in feeding and watching the birds, she even named a few 
of them. 
She is joined in death with her husband, the late Richard L. Smith; three sons, 
Phillip Wilcox, Kevin Smith, and Stephan Smith; a daughter Faye Beach; two sisters 
Virginia Wildman and Beatrice Smith; three brothers Clifford, Charles, and Carl 
Horton, and four grandchildren. 
She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her sons Joseph (Gay) Wilcox, 
Bryon Wilcox, Jeffery (Cindy) Smith; her daughters Carolyn Shehab, Linda (Martin) 
Perkins, Patti (Al) Romain, Sharon (Ed) Horodyski, Debra O’Rourke, Tammy Pruski, 
and Kimberly (Jim) Morris. Her sisters Erma Dean, Ruth Barnard, Lorena Joy, Doris 
Hyde, and Darlene Fry, a brother Sonny, 31 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 
and 8 great-great grandchildren. 
Bonita loved the color purple, please wear something purple to her services in her 
honor. 
Friends may call 6-8PM Sunday or 10-11AM Monday at the Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel 164 N. High St. in Cortland. Funeral services will be 11AM 
Monday at the funeral home with Pastor David Luther, officiant. Interment in 
Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Due to Covid-19 social distancing will be expected and observed, please wear a 
mask as well. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in her 
memory to Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave. Unit 9, Youngstown, Ohio 
44505

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
Karen J. Wilhelm passed away at home on August 16, 2020. Karen was born on 
April 15, 1958 in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of the late Clarence and Olga Ruth 
Thomas Yeany. 
Growing up together Karen was in the 8th grade when she met her future husband 
Dave, an 7th grader who presented her with a bouquet of flowers. They were united 
in marriage on January 1, 1978. Dave spoke of Karen as the love of his life. They 
enjoyed spending time together and were not only husband and wife but best 
friends. A 1976 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Karen was employed as 
a cashier for twenty-two years at Giant Eagle. She also worked as a cashier at 
Kmart for many years. Karen was the best mom (Ma), granny, sister, aunt, best 
friend and wife. She loved swimming, cooking and gardening, especially sunflowers. 
She enjoyed going to Rogers Flea Market, sitting by an outdoor fire and watching 
drive-in movies. Karen loved spending time and spoiling all the grandkids, nieces 
and nephews. Karen is survived by her husband David, her children Davey Wilhelm, 
Rachel (Brian) Caron, Jason (April) Wilhelm, Sara Wilhelm and Danny Wilhelm; her 
grandchildren Christopher, Tara, Jason and Skylin and siblings Betty Manns, Mary 
Dutton and Butchie Yeany. “Dave called her my love and honey”. Waiting at 
Heavens gates for her are her parents Clarence and Ruth and Dave’s parents 
Chuck and Helen. Per Karen’s request there will be no services. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary

Scott Allen Roberts, 57, of Salem, died at 2:45 AM on Thursday, August 20, 2020, 
at his home following a short illness.

He was born on November 4, 1962, in Salem, the son of the late Harry and Virginia 
(Stout) Roberts.


He worked at American Standard for the last 24 years as a Leader in the acrylics 
Department. Scott was a great sports enthusiast and followed all the Cleveland 
teams.  He always found time to spend with his children, work on the house and 
play with his Trans Am Fire Hawk.  There was always time to kick back and listen to 
his rock and roll music like AC/DC or just watch

 

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mary Jane (Dennis) Roberts, children Scott 
Allen (Samantha) Roberts II of Canal Fulton, Daniel Lee and Justin Allen Roberts 
both of Salem, siblings John Roberts of King Mountain, NC, Jean (Jim) Harris of 
Dunnellen, Florida, Barbara Miller of Wellsville, Nancy Webb and Donald Roberts 
both of Salem, and five grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, h was preceded in death by three siblings, James and 
Jerry Roberts, and Janet Seddon.
A Celebration of  Life Services will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020, 6 PM at 
the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Ans Sons Funeral and Cremation Services with 
Pastor Terry Kirsch officiating.  A time of visitation will be held from 4-6 Pm on 
Monday.
Due to  Covid-19, A mask will be required to be worn in the building. please bring a 
mask and maintain social distancing.

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
Mary E. Kimbrough, age 100, of Alliance, passed away Thursday August 20, 2020, 
at 7:05 p.m. peacefully at her home.

  She was born in Ozark, AL on December 3, 1919 to Shellie and Lokie (Lightner) 
Price. Mary had lived in the Alliance area since 1929.

  She was a former member of Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her; grandson, Anthony James (Ruth Ann) 
Kirksey-Warren; two great-granddaughters, Courtney and Carmyn Kirksey-Warren; 
three step-great-grandchildren, Reba Lockhart, Gregory and DaShawn Golding; two 
step-great-great-granddaughters, Harmony and Karsyn Scafide; niece, Cathy 
Harbin; nephew, Frank Harbin; and many other nieces and nephews

  She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Christine (Kirksey) Snodgrass; 
and sister, Ruth Harbin.

  Funeral service will be at Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home on Saturday 
August 29 at 3:00 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
Interment to follow at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Friday August 21, 2020

Obituary
BRADENTON, FL – John W. (Jack) George, 77, died Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 
Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL. He was born June 12, 1943 in 
Indiana, PA, son of the late John Wilson Sr. and Adda Gertrude (Bence) George.

Jack was a 1961 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a 1963 graduate of 
Warren Business College. He was Lutheran by Faith. Jack worked as a self-
employed insurance agent for 41 years. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks #305 in 
Salem, OH.

Jack and Margie enjoyed spending as much time as possible with family and 
friends. Some of his favorite things to do included camping, playing games and 
cards, reading, playing tennis and pickleball. He was skilled at woodworking and 
other hands-on crafts and made a variety of treasured items for family and friends 
over the years. He was often referred to as the “Jack of all trades” because of his 
many talents and helpful spirit. The kids and grandkids all enjoyed their “grandpa 
sized” bowls of ice cream and learned to love and share in his hobbies.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. (McLewis) George of Bradenton, FL, to 
whom he was married 55 years; a daughter, Julie (Michael) Ayres and their children, 
Caitlin, Alannah, Logan and Parker of Medina, OH; son, Chris (Lesley) George and 
their children, Caleb, Carson, Colton, Ethan and Ella of Columbus, OH, and son, 
Nate (Lynn) George and their children Abbie and Natalie of Westerville, OH; sisters, 
Jean Waris of Niles, OH and Grace Webb of Salem, OH; a brother, John (Wally) 
Grove of Canfield, OH.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Reverend Ann Marie Winters from St. Paul Lutheran Church in 
Warren, Ohio officiating. The funeral will be live streamed on the funeral home 
Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Calling hours will be held from 
2:00-4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to encourage the 
celebration of Jack’s life by sharing memories at the end of the service. For the 
safety of the George family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and 
bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American 
Veterans at www.DAV.org.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Jack’s obituary, send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday August 20, 2020

Obituary
CHAMPION - Terri Lynn Anthony, 65, passed away on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 
her home after a brief illness. Terri was born on May 28, 1955 in Franklin, PA to 
Russ and Beverly (Hane) Settle. She was a 1973 graduate of Bristol High School. 
On September 17, 1973, Terri was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert 
Anthony, Sr. who survives her.
For many years, Terri was self-employed as a housekeeper. She was also a 
creative soul, who had a poem published in 1997. When she wasn’t busy taking 
care of her family, Terri was very active in her church. At Believers Church, she was 
the lead for several Coffee Teams and a Connect Group Leader. Her whole family 
was proud when she graduated from Rhema Correspondence Bible School giving 
Terri the knowledge to further her ministering to others. 
Besides her husband of 46 years, Terri is survived by her daughter Jill (Aaron) 
Davis, her son Robert (Ivonne) Anthony Jr.; her grandsons Matthew Yoder, Zachary 
Yoder and Colton Anthony; her brothers Tom, Michael, Mark (Melissa), Dale 
(Michelle) and David (fiancée Monica Beckner) Settle; and her aunt Kay Thomas as 
well as many other relatives and friends. 
Terri was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Edward Settle. 
A private memorial service for Terri will be held at Believers Church; 2577 Schenley 
Ave NE, Warren, OH. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to Believers Church. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Thursday August 20, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine, OH - Edgard Nieto, Sr., 45, of East Palestine, passed away early 
Thursday morning, August 20, 2020 at the Hospice House after a three year 
courageous battle with colon cancer.

Edgard was born on July 5, 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of Victor Nieto and Norma 
Cuellar Nieto.

Edgard worked as a business sales consultant for Verizon Communications.  He 
enjoyed auto racing events, gaming with his children and traveling. He was also an 
avid Grateful Dead enthusiast.

Besides his parents, Dr. Victor (Jan) Nieto of Butler, PA and Norma Nieto of Seven 
Fields, Pa, he is survived by his wife, the former, Cathy Cunningham, whom he 
married on June 14, 2008; his son, Edgard Nieto, Jr. of East Palestine; three 
daughters, Stella Nieto of East Palestine, Haileigh Hawk of Panama City Beach, FL 
and Mykenzee Hawk of East Palestine; and a sister, Norma B. Nieto of Pittsburgh, 
PA.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 3-7 pm at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, OH. To protect the families that we 
serve, our staff, and you, our neighbors and friends, we ask that visitors use face 
masks and follow the social distancing protocol.

Private services will be held with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date in Butler, PA.

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

Thursday August 20, 2020

Obituary
Gilbert A. Geiser, age 87, peacefully passed away under hospice care at Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 7:25 a.m.  
He was a devoted, loving man, widower, father, grandfather, friend, sacrificial 
provider, peacemaker, caregiver, patient teacher with a conscientious work ethic.  
Gil was a life-long resident of Ohio, residing in Dalton, Fredericksburg, Apple Creek, 
Cleveland and North Canton; wintering the last three years in West Hollywood, CA.  
The third of ten children, he was born at home in Paint Twp, Wayne County, Ohio on 
September 23, 1932 to Allen P. and Orpha (Gerber) Geiser.

He completed 8-years of formal education from Apple Creek School, graduating in 
1948.  His career began on the family dairy operation with custom crop sharing, 
bulldozer construction, and sawmilling.  He served in 1W (alternative) service 1952-
1953 as a Nurse Aid at University of Cleveland.  Partnered with his eldest brother in 
milk can hauling which prepared him for driving for All States Trucking (1952-1962) 
and briefly in 1963 for Powerfax Propane in Wooster, OH.  His career as a Tool & 
Die Maker began at Wooster Brush, Menegay Tool & Die in Canton (1964-1965), 
Supreme Mold & Die in North Canton (1965-1979), Protista Tool as owner and 
president (1979-1987), and Superb Industries in New Bedford (1998-2000).  In 
1987, he returned to the trucking industry driving for Don Grove in Greentown, then 
subsequently for Direct Transit in Canton, Harris Transportation in Monroe, NC, 
R&H in Burbank, Harold Miller in Uniontown, and BOBAN Transport in Barberton.

He married on September 13, 1958 to Marilyn Ann Shank, eldest daughter of Roy 
and Mable (Hilty) Shank, in their first home located on Emerson Road, Apple Creek, 
OH.  Active member of Guardian Ministries, Church of God Worldwide Association, 
and United Church of God, noting previous membership with Worldwide Church of 
God, Radio Church of God, and Kidron Mennonite Church.  His passion in life was 
serving people with a ministry of loving kindness through words and actions, 
devoted to family and community.  His married life to Marilyn for 59-years was 
enriched with children, education, industry and community service.  With their 
family, they traveled widely throughout the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, England, and 
Europe.  One of Gilbert’s favorite life scriptures was…

Psalms 128:1-6 TLB -- Blessings on all who reverence and trust the Lord – on all 
who obey Him!  Their reward shall be prosperity and happiness. Your wife shall be 
contented in your home. And look at all those children! There they sit around the 
dinner table as vigorous and healthy as young olive trees. That is God’s reward to 
those who reverence and trust him. May the Lord continually bless you with 
heaven’s blessings as well as with human joys. May you live to enjoy your 
grandchildren! And may God bless Israel!

Survived by his 6 children: Kevin Geiser of North Canton, Lorin Geiser of North 
Canton, Greg (Tawnya) Geiser of Spokane, WA, Karen Geiser of West Hollywood, 
CA, Diane (Eric) Frantz of Jefferson, OH, Mark (Shawn) Geiser of Hickory, NC; 12 
grandchildren: Zachary Geiser of Winston-Salem, NC, Morgan Frantz of Jefferson, 
OH, Zane (Sarah) Geiser of Sydney, Australia, Trevor Frantz of Jefferson, OH, Jake 
Geiser of Hickory, NC, Stuart Frantz of Jefferson, OH, Makayla Frantz of Marina del 
Rey, CA, Lydia Frantz of Jefferson, OH, Josh Becker of Spokane, WA, Collin 
(Amanda) Becker of Wasilla, Alaska, Shelby Jefferson-Fink of Lancaster, CA, Trevor 
Jefferson of Veradale, WA; 2 great grandchildren: Zoey Fink and Maximux Fink; 5 
siblings: Amos (Erma) Geiser of Kidron, OH, Esther (Lloyd) Lehman of Dalton, OH, 
Daniel Geiser of Apple Creek, OH, Doris (Dave) Miller of Wooster, OH, Ray (Carol) 
Geiser of Wooster, OH and sister-in-law, Delores Geiser of Overgaard, AZ; 31 
nieces & nephews.  4 siblings through marriage: Anna Mae (Lamar) Lantz of Mesa, 
AZ, Donald (Terri) Shank of Cincinnati, OH; Jean (Ken) Witalis of North Canton, OH, 
Deborah (Lloyd) Patterson of Fort Wayne, IN; Predeceased by wife, Marilyn Ann 
(Shank) Geiser, parents, Allen and Orpha (Gerber) Geiser; brothers: Nathan Geiser, 
Frank Geiser, Peter Geiser and Sylvester Geiser; sisters-in-law: Pru Geiser and 
Lynda Geiser, brother-in-law: Kenneth Shank of Sharon, SC, granddaughter, 
Katelyn Frantz.

His 1W and church experiences nicely prepared him for The Adult Volunteer 
Concierge Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he volunteered 6-hours 
every Thursday, greeting and assisting patients coming into the hospital through the 
South Tower entrance.  He developed a new friendship with co-volunteers, Howard 
and Mark, who would arrive early before their shifts to bless the staff coming 
through the Plaza Level Lobby with a cheerful “Make It A Great Day!”.  As you can 
only imagine, the three of them have been sorely missed during this pandemic 
because the adult volunteer service was suspended for their safety.  In lieu of 
flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Adult Volunteer Concierge 
Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - https://giving.cedars-sinai.edu/donate.

Due to COVID-19, a private family service and interment will be conducted at Beech 
Mennonite Cemetery adjacent to the church located at 10037 Easton St, Louisville, 
OH 44641 on Saturday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m., arranged with Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville.  Family and friends are invited to participate via live streaming at 
https://youtu.be/3IRHO20kzoU.

The family invites you to visit http://www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com/listings to read 
the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories. -- Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home,

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Dr. Lorie Jean Roth, PhD, 69, passed away August 18, 2020 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 14, 1951 in Salem, daughter 
of Mary Ann (Linder) Roth and the late Martin “Butch” Roth.

Lorie was a 1969 graduate of Salem High School. She received a BA, MA and PhD 
at Kent State University. Lorie was an English professor at Stetson University in 
Stetson, FL then went to Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA and California 
State University, Long Beach Campus in Long Beach, CA.` She then changed her 
career path and was Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs for California 
State University, retiring in September of 2010. She was a member of the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Ann Roth of Salem; a sister, Nancy Lee Edmond 
of Peachtree City, GA; a brother, Martin Roth III of Salem; one nephew, Martin Roth 
IV of Salem and one niece, Kelly (Matt) Donavan of Marietta, GA.

Private services will be held due to COVID-19 at Stark Memorial with Pastor Alan 
Smearsoll officiating. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. 
Broadway, Salem, OH 44460, Salem Alumni, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 or 
Salem Saxon Scholarship Fund, 1389 Brookview, Salem, OH 44460.

You may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the church to remind 
the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Lorie’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Obituary
Helen Marie Guerrero Holmes (81) of Howland, Ohio earned her angel wings on 
August 17 with her family by her side. Helen was born to the late Reyes and Helen 
(Reglar) Guerrero on October 14, 1938 in Massillon, Ohio. She graduated from 
Warren G. Harding in 1956. 
Helen married the late James Patrick Holmes in 1961. They lived together in Girard, 
Ohio and raised their amazing five children in the best neighborhood on Park 
Avenue. She is survived by her five children: Bridgette Daugherty of Warren, 
Monique (Leslie) Holmes of Bristolville, Sean (Nicole) Holmes of Denver, CO, Daniel 
(Laurie) Holmes of Longs, SC, and Angelique (David) Johns of Rockford, MI. She is 
also survived by four grandchildren (Sean and Ryan (Lesley) Holmes, Addison and 
Katelyn Daugherty) and one very special great grandchild due in November. 
Helen is also survived by her loving brothers and sisters: Manuel (Barb) Guerrero of 
Seattle Washington; Margaret Cline of Warren; Joseph (Liz) Guerrero of San 
Bernadino, California; Gloria (Louis) Gorsick of Niles; John Guerrero of Howland; 
Ramona Guerrero of Cortland, Dolores Jantson of Champion, and sister in law 
Margie Guerrero of Hammond Indiana. She is also survived by her aunt Eleanor 
Mittler of Elyria Ohio, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her companion 
Don Barry. She was preceded in death by her parents (Reyes and Helen), her 
husband (James), her sister (Eleanor), her brothers (Ramon and Ray) and her step-
sister (Catherine). 
Helen lived life to the fullest, brought joy to all who new her, made friends of 
strangers and was a free-spirited classy lady. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, 
garage sales, flea markets, casinos, and was a news hound (like her dad). She 
found the good in everyone and everything. She had an everlasting love of God, 
family and friends. Helen wore many hats including: preschool assistant, banking 
employee, nurse’s aide, but she most enjoyed her years spent as a travel agent. 
She volunteered countless hours teaching religious education at St. Rose Church. 
She also loved reading for the blind at Goodwill Industries. 
Helen was one of the most truly charismatic people that you will ever meet in your 
lifetime. She had a way of talking to people that made them feel like they were the 
most important people in her life. She was so genuine, loving, and caring. She will 
truly be missed by all who knew her. 
Friends may call 4-7PM Friday at the Lane Funeral Homes Roberts-Clark Chapel, 
180 Garfield Dr. in Warren. The funeral service celebrating Helen’s life will be 10AM 
Saturday at Marshalls Pasture Event Venue, 1411 West Park Ave. in Niles. 
Interment at Church Hill Cemetery. Social distancing will be requested and 
observed, please wear a mask at the visitation and funeral service.

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Obituary
Vienna - Roger was born on December 24, 1934 in Crandall, Indiana, the son of the 
late Hugh and Loretta (Lotich) Wright. On June 19, 1965 he married the love of his 
life, Carol Wright and they spent 50 years together. Carol passed away on 
November 30, 2015. 
Roger was a hard-working man and worked for many years as a mechanic at WCI 
Steel until his retirement in January of 1998. 
There were many things that Roger enjoyed doing. He loved harness racing, 
bluegrass music, and antique farm equipment which he would take to the Canfield 
Fair and Trumbull County Fair. Roger also had a love for stock car racing and would 
race at Sharon Speedway throughout the years. He thoroughly enjoyed going out to 
eat with his sisters and Marge. Even though Roger had a tough exterior, he had the 
best and most generous heart. He loved his family endlessly; they were everything 
to him. 
Roger will be missed by his stepchildren Peter “Jeff” (Kimberly) Snyder and 
Kimberly (Jeff) Ryals; his grandchildren Heather McNealy, John Snyder, Emily 
Snyder, Shane Fulton and Lance Fulton; his eight great-grandchildren; his sisters 
Barbara Barner and Jeanette Bremick; his many nieces and nephews; and other 
family and friends. 
Besides his parents and his wife, Roger was preceded in death by his daughter 
Susan Fulton and his two brothers David and Gary Wright. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 22, 2020 at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Madasz Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with calling hours one-hour prior. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Obituary
Youngstown - Brian P. Sexton, 65, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020 at his 
home.

Brian was born October 25, 1954 in Cleveland, a son of Frank and the late Lois 
Metzung Sexton.

He worked in Lordstown and the GM plant for 30 years and served in US Navy.

He is survived by his father, Frank (Kay) Sexton. He was the third of five children, 
survived by Greg Sexton of Boardman, Susan (Richard) Elerick of Leetonia, Leo 
(Nancy) Sexton of New Middletown and Lori (Bob) Foerster of Greenford. He is also 
survived by his children, Jason Sexton of Niles, Brianne (Bob) Lane of Youngstown 
and Shane Blosser of Sebring; four grandchildren, Anthony Sexton, Austin Lane, 
Brooke Lane and Makayla Breneman; one great grandchild, Lyam Wade; and his 
longtime girlfriend of ten years, Wendy Alexander.

Visitation will be held from 10am-12 pm Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. To protect the families that we serve, our staff, and 
you, our neighbors and friends, we ask that visitors use face masks and follow the 
social distancing protocol.

Burial will follow in Washingtonville Cemetery where military honors will be accorded 
by the Salem Honor Guard.

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

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Donald Eugene Maloney, age 78, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020. 
He was born May 25, 1942 in Salem, son of the late Anthony C. and Adeline 
(Burrillo) Maloney.

Don was born and raised in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. After 
high school, he served in the United States Army from 1960-1965. He worked as an 
auto repairman for many years. In 1969, he took a job at Church Budget Envelope 
and Mailing Company, retiring in 2004.

Don married Anna Faye Collins in 1967. They are life-long members of St. Paul 
Catholic Church in Salem. He enjoyed church, trains, puzzles, word searches and 
working with tools and car parts.

Don is survived by his wife, Anna Maloney of Salem; son, Tom (Sandra Farmer) 
Maloney of Boardman; granddaughter, Neli Maloney of Boardman; brother, Edward 
A. Maloney of Warren; a niece, Mary Toepfer of Warren; one nephew, Chuck 
Maloney of Sarver, PA and several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Lou Newton officiating. For the safety of the Maloney family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask. Burial will be 
held at Highland Memorial Park.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Buddy Gene Stiffler, 73, died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his home 
surrounded by his family. He was born May 9, 1947 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, the 
son of the late Paul and Pearl (Welsh) Stiffler.

Buddy retired from Ort Furniture. He was a member of the Slovak Club, enjoyed 
buckle collecting, loved watching WWE wrestling, enjoyed sitting on the porch and 
going to garage sales.

His wife, Marie (Faulkner) Stiffler whom he married March 24, 1975 preceded him in 
death August 30, 2016.

Survivors include his son, Paul (Mary) Stiffler of Leetonia; stepdaughter, Shelly 
(Scott) Shingleton of SC; sisters, Shirley Griffin and Connie (Gail) Lester, both of 
Salem; brother, John Stiffler of Salem; grandchildren, Paul, Kyle, Hunter, Harley, 
Kathrine, Lisa, Cody, Kyra, Mia.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Calling hours will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral 
home. For the safety of the Stiffler family and visitors, please adhere to social 
distancing, and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery, Salem.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Obituary
WESTLAND, MI – Andrea “Nikki” Nicole Nimon, age 42, passed away Wednesday, 
August 12, 2020 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. She was born 
August 19, 1977 in Salem, Ohio, daughter of Bud and Gisela (Rothbrust) Hiltbrand.

Nikki was a 1995 graduate of Salem High School and graduated from Henry Ford 
Community College with a degree of Associate in Applied Science - Physical 
Therapy Assistant in 2004

Survivors include her husband, James Scott Nimon whom she married August 16, 
2003; daughters, Sydney Rae Nimon and Olivia Rose Nimon; parents, Bud and 
Gisela (Rothbrust) Hiltbrand; siblings, Angie (Hiltbrand) Panezott, Mindee Brown, 
Jennifer Hiltbrand, and Julie Hiltbrand; grandmother, Anneliese (Simon) Rothbrust; 
uncles, aunts, cousins, and many others.

A private family memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 
2020 at Stark Memorial. Calling hours will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday 
at the funeral home. For the safety of the Nimon family and visitors, please adhere 
to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

In mid-September, a Celebration of Nikki’s life will be held at the Nimon home in 
Westland, MI.

If you would like to send flowers to the funeral home, the family is asking that they 
be sunflowers.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Nikki’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Obituary
Ashley Elaine Bergman, 33, of Guilford Lake, Ohio passed away unexpectedly due 
to an undetected heart condition on Sunday, August 16, 2020. She was born 
October 14, 1986 in Salem, Ohio.

Ashley was a 2005 graduate of United Local High School.  Ashley continued her 
education at Kent State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education 
from the University of Akron and a Master's of Educational Administration from 
Grand Canyon University with intentions to eventually become a principal.

Ashley chose to take up the role of educator herself. She began her teaching career 
at Southern Local High School, then went on to teach at Western Reserve High 
School.

She was also a faithful member of the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith in 
Salem, Ohio. 

Ashley was the proud owner of a cocker spaniel, Dexter, whom she affectionately 
referred to as her son. Dexter’s human relatives, and those Ashley cared most 
about, were Ashley’s five nieces. Ashley ended most of her social media post with 
the hashtag #beinganauntisthebest.

Ashley is survived by her mother, Shelley Bergman; sister, Lindsay (Aaron) Short; 
nieces, Olivia Renae, Megan Anne, Natalie Grace; brother, Brent (Desiree) 
Bergman; nieces, Avery Sue, Kimberly Patricia; grandparents, Donald and Patricia 
Wutrick and several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Ashley is preceded in death by her father, Kim Bergman and paternal grandparents, 
George and Elaine Bergman.

Ashley lived the “lake life” and was the life of the party. She will be greatly missed by 
her friends, family, students, and the many people whose lives she touched by just 
being herself. She was a lot of things to a lot of people, and always held her titles 
high: Teacher. Coach. Cleaner. Friend. Aunt. Cousin.  Server. Roommate. 
Bridesmaid. Daughter. Sister. Workout Partner. Teammate.  And with all those titles 
she held, she consistently served others.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings 
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 
40:31

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 20 from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday, August 21 
starting at 10:00, services to follow.  All services will be at Church of God of the 
Abrahamic Faith, 250 Georgetown Rd. Salem, Ohio.

For the safety of the Bergman family and visitors, please adhere to social 
distancing, and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Ashley’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Obituary
Alleluia! He has gone Home! The family of B. LeRoy Morgan, 88 of Howland 
Township, announces his passing on Saturday afternoon, August 15, 2020, at his 
home in Howland, following a decade long battle with bladder and prostate cancer. 
He is survived by his sister, Jacqueline Shay of Wheeling. 

LeRoy was born September 17, 1931 in Fairmont, WVa. the son of the late Edwin 
LeRoy and Phyllis Grow Morgan. "Skip" as his family called him was industrious 
even at an early age. One summer he planted a field of string beans to earn 
spending money. He was a 1952 graduate of Fairmont State University, earning a 
degree in metallurgy. Skip met and married his wife of over 62 years, Virginia Anne 
Pritchard Morgan, whom he married August 8, 1953 and who preceded him in death 
December 4, 2015. He served two years in the U.S. Army stateside as a chemical 
engineer. Following his military service, he began a 38 year career with Alcan 
Aluminum working in Fairmont, WVa., Oswego, NY and then transferring to Warren 
in 1971. His final assignment with Alcan was in Cleveland, where he took an early 
retirement. He then founded Morgan Productivity, which took him all over the world. 

LeRoy was the original "girl" Dad. Never did he let his five daughters stop pursuing 
interests and dreams just because they were girls. Margaret Morgan, Mary Morgan, 
Rebecca Tewksbary, Amy (Jim) Gress and Carolyn (Ray) Parker all survive and 
were brought up to be problem solvers with a can do attitude. Whether a solution 
was elegantly simple or wildly complex, he was their guide and cheerleader. 

LeRoy was also a role model for his sons-in-law, Jim Gress and Ray Parker. They 
loved and admired him for his wisdom and his dedication to his family. 

Granddad's pride were his nine grandchildren, Seron (Jacquie), Brandon (Sarah), 
Jamie, Bobby (Kacie), TJ (Shelby), Andy (Taryn), Jennifer (B.A.), Leslie (Robb) and 
John (Nicole). His fitness goal was to stay ahead of the grandkids. Up until this last 
year, he could outwork them all. LeRoy's joy were his fourteen great grandchildren. 
He enjoyed them immensely. 

LeRoy was an active member of Living Lord Lutheran Church, serving on council, 
lay ministries, choir and many volunteer positions and activities over the last 50 
years. He always enjoyed singing in the "Messiah" at Christmastime with the 
Warren Civic Chorus. His Saturdays were spent on the golf course or clearing the 
trees for another 9 holes. On one international trip, he even golfed at St. Andrews in 
Scotland. In his later years, he enjoyed visiting at the Shepherd of the Valley "Big 
House" in Howland and going to concerts at Packard Music Hall. 

The funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Living 
Lord Lutheran Church in Howland with Pastor Larry Klinker officiating. The family 
will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Masks will be 
required and social distancing will be observed. Inurnment will be at a later date at 
Riverside Cemetery in Poland, Ohio. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer 
Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield,OH 44406 or 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.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Obituary
Michael Bellish, 85, of Canfield, passed away on Monday afternoon, August 17, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Michael was born February 8, 1935 in Colver, PA the 
son of the late Michael Bellish and Mary Wahna. He was a graduate of Ebensburg 
High School. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great 
grandfather. Michael retired in 1997 from General Motors Lordstown where he was 
a tool and die maker. He was a member of St. Michael Church, the Canfield 
Baseball Club and the Cambria Softball League. His hobbies included golfing and 
woodworking. His wife of more than 63 years, the former Dorothy Louise Kirsch, 
whom he married June 30, 1956 passed away January 26, 2020. Michael leaves 
seven children, George (Lynne) Bellish of Canfield, Lisa (Chris) Hanna of Las 
Vegas, NV, Michelle (Gary) Wadman of Canfield, Diane (Wayne) Hageman of North 
Jackson, Michael (Pam) Bellish of Pickerington, OH, Thomas (Debbie) Bellish of 
Hudson, OH, and David (John Bryant) Bellish of Florence, KY; as well as 19 
grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Michael also leaves his aunt Helen Ball of 
Uniontown, OH, who was like a second mother to him and his cousin Thomas 
(Linda) Ball of Canfield. Besides his parents, and wife Dorothy, Michael was 
preceded in death by a brother, Frank Wahna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held 11 AM Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at St. Michael Church where friends may call 
from 10 to 11 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be 
made to St. Michael Church in Michael’s name.

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Obituary
Richard Lee Miller, age 87, formerly of Alliance, passed away Saturday August 15, 
2020 at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  He was born January 11, 1933 to Frank H. & Marth I. (Shade) Miller.  He was a 
1951 graduate of Alliance High School, who went on to serve his country honorably 
in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable 
discharge from the armed services, he graduated from Tri-State College in Angola, 
Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.  His dedication to his 
country continued into his career, he was employed with the Department of Defense 
for 29 years as a Contract Administrative Chief Engineer for the Naval Plant 
representative office at Goodyear Aerospace.

  Richard enjoyed woodworking, photography, crafts, and most of all spending time 
with his family and camping at Springwood Campgrounds.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Bonnie J. (Crubaugh) Miller, 
whom he married November 19, 1955; four sons, Jeffery D. (Lorie) Miller of 
Alliance, Rodney A. (Marianne) Miller of Smyrna, GA, Stephen L. Miller of 
Charleston, SC, Eric L. (Renee) Miller of Brunswick, OH; two granddaughters, Dr. 
Jessica (Rick) Fluharty, Lauren Miller; four grandsons, Benjamin (Chetawni) Miller, 
William “Rich” Miller, Alex Miller, Blake Miller; great-granddaughter, Aubree Kay 
Fluharty; great-grandson, Owen Jeffrey Fluharty; brother, Kenneth E. Miller of 
Warren, OH; sister, Charlotte (Fred) Parrill of Fairview, TX; two nieces, Michelle 
Miller, Melody (Mark) Didyk; nephew, Scott (Shawnnah) Parrill; and also his in-laws, 
the Crubaugh family, whom he was very close too.

  Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

  A memorial visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Sunday August 23 from 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Interment to be held at Ohio Western 
Reserve Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Copeland Oak’s Life 
Care Fund 715 South Johnson Rd. Sebring, Ohio 44672.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Monday August 17, 2020

Obituary
Clarence Ray Spear, age 90 of Warren, passed away on August 16, 2020 at his 
home. Clarence was born on February 9, 1930 to Adam & Gladys (Lamin) Spear. 

In 1950, Clarence was united in marriage to the former Mary Jean Nelis who 
preceded him in death in 2018. 

Clarence spent his career working for Van Huffel Sheet & Tubing Company retiring 
after 35 years of service. 

He was always looking to have fun, whether it was hitting the links, bowling a few 
frames or teasing the kids, Clarence was always making memories. He also 
enjoyed the simple things such as coin collecting or tinkering around the house. He 
will be remembered for his hard work and sweet caring nature. 

Clarence is survived by his children: Lynn Davidson, Michael (Nancy) Spear and 
Barry (Karen Black) Spear; his grandchildren Jason (Emily) Davidson and Leslie 
(Bob Peyatt) Mahan and his great-grandson Evan Johnson. Clarence was preceded 
in death by his parents, his sister Lois Provence and his brothers Billy, Bobby and 
Harry Spear. 

A private family service will be held.

Monday August 17, 2020

Obituary
Elaine D. Cleeland, 75 



Elaine D. Cleeland, 75 of Austintown died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 
Youngstown. Elaine was born January 14, 1945 in Youngstown, a daughter of the 
late Sidney Hartenstein and Martha Edna (Dawson) Klager and was a lifetime area 
resident. She graduated from Chaney High School in 1963 and attended 
Youngstown State University. Elaine worked as an Intake Specialist for the Neil 
Kennedy Recovery Center for 40 years, where she was retired .Elaine enjoyed 
watch home shopping and was an avid QVC shopper ; but most importantly Elaine 
was a dedicated grandma and great-grandma and loved spending time time with 
her grandchildren. She leaves two sons,Jim (Francine) Cleeland of Lordstown, 
Michael Cleeland of Warren; two grandchildren, Brittney and MaKenzie; a great-
grandson, Giovanni; and a great-granddaughter, Amelia. She also leaves her sister, 
Martha (Vince) Tesner of New Waterford. Besides her parents, Elaine was preceded 
in death by a brother, John Klager.Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 
p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Due to COVID-19, the 6-
foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, please 
wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we ask that visitors not linger at the 
funeral home after seeing the family. Private services will be held.

Monday August 17, 2020

Obituary
Edna F Krajci, 88 formerly of Hubbard entered into eternal rest peacefully Sunday 
August 16, 2020 at Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge. 

Edna was born October 21,1931, in Youngstown to the late Forrest & Augusta 
(Glatz) Strange. She was raised by her mother Helen (Hobbs) Strange after 
Augusta’s passing. Edna graduated in the Class of 1951 from Clarington High 
School in Ohio. Shortly after finishing school she relocated to Sharon, PA where she 
met and married Paul Krajci on April 14, 1956. She was an employee of the former 
Sharon Store and Westinghouse Electric before becoming a homemaker. Edna was 
a member of Sts Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharon Pa where 
she served in several roles including Altar Guild. 

Nanny as she was affectionately known, enjoyed spending time with her family, 
having lived with her daughter Helene Davis, son in law Keith, and grandchildren 
Emily, Amber and Aaron for many years. She also enjoyed many summers hosting 
her other grandson, Carmen Kustelega, who lived in Florida at that time. Family was 
her greatest joy. 

Survived by daughter Helene and her husband Keith Davis of Hubbard, four 
grandchildren Carmen (Emily Anderson) Kustelega Louisville Ky, Emily, Amber, and 
Aaron Davis all of Hubbard, two great grandchildren Lydia and Logan Kustelega, 
sisters Beverly Del Fratte of Sharpsville, Melody Province of Sharon, and Nancy 
Sabo of Fairfield, Ohio, sisters in law Mary Ann Krajci Hermitage, and Ruth Fitgerald 
Pinehurst, NC. as well as many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in death by her 
daughter Paula L Kashmer, infant granddaughter Heather L Kustelega, brother 
Richard Strange, and sister Shirley Yobe. 

Visitation for Edna will be held on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 
12:00 noon at Sts Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 699 Stambaugh 
Ave, Sharon, PA; where a funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. with 
Pastor Jacob Deal officiating. 

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the entire staff of CHS at the 
Ridge and Buckeye Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Edna and her 
family.

Monday August 17, 2020

Obituary
Sandra Kay Loy, 53, of Rincon, Georgia, formerly of Alliance, passed away at 3:50 
PM on Thursday, August 13, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on November 27, 1966, in Alliance, daughter of the late Jerome and 
Linda (Pilmer) Loy.

Sandra, born and raised in Alliance, graduated from Alliance High School in 1985. 
Some time after graduating she started her new life in Georgia. She worked as a 
director for a nonprofit outreach called Neighborhood Center. She was known for 
her thrill-seeking character where she would watch horror films and go to haunted 
houses. Sandra also had a gentle spirit where she would spend time reading. She 
was also known to be an animal lover, specifically horses and dogs. Most of all, 
Sandra loved her kids and looked forward to time that would be spent with them.

Sandra is survived by grandmother, Ida Pilmer of Alliance, children; Kaytlin Walker 
of Alliance, Timothy (Hope) Hodges Jr. of Alliance, and Tyler (Ashley) Hodges of 
Perry Township, siblings; Mike Loy of South Carolina and Bethany Rhome of Paris, 
OH, and one grandchild.

All arrangements and services are pending at this time.

Monday August 17, 2020

Obituary
Sandra Kay Loy, 53, of Rincon, Georgia, formerly of Alliance, passed away at 3:50 
PM on Thursday, August 13, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on November 27, 1966, in Alliance, daughter of the late Jerome and 
Linda (Pilmer) Loy.

Sandra, born and raised in Alliance, graduated from Alliance High School in 1985. 
Some time after graduating she started her new life in Georgia. She worked as a 
director for a nonprofit outreach called Neighborhood Center. She was known for 
her thrill-seeking character where she would watch horror films and go to haunted 
houses. Sandra also had a gentle spirit where she would spend time reading. She 
was also known to be an animal lover, specifically horses and dogs. Most of all, 
Sandra loved her kids and looked forward to time that would be spent with them.

Sandra is survived by grandmother, Ida Pilmer of Alliance, children; Kaytlin Walker 
of Alliance, Timothy (Hope) Hodges Jr. of Alliance, and Tyler (Ashley) Hodges of 
Perry Township, siblings; Mike Loy of South Carolina and Bethany Rhome of Paris, 
OH, and one grandchild.

All arrangements and services are pending at this time.

Monday August 17, 2020

Obituary
Enon Valley, PA - Nancy Ann McMillin, 65, passed away unexpectedly Friday 
evening, August 14, 2020 at UPMC Jameson.

Nancy was born on September 14, 1954, daughter of the late Howard and Retta 
June McMillin.

Nancy was a 1972 graduate of Mohawk High School. She attended Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 
Nancy worked as a nurse for the former Westmoreland Hospital. She was a 
member of Westfield Presbyterian Church where she served as deacon, sang in the 
choir, was chairman of funeral dinners and was a moderator of Westfield Women. 
Nancy also served as moderator for Mohawk Area Church Association for Women 
and Shenango Presbyterian Women.

She was a member of East Palestine Chapter #381 Order of Eastern Star and was 
serving as Worthy Matron. She was Past Deputy Grand Matron in 2013 and 2014. 
She was Past State President in 2016 and held the Grand Cross of Color for 
International Rainbow Girls. She installed many other chapter officers. Nancy also 
placed first for the office of Martha in the Ken Scott Ritual Competition and was a 
two year recipient of the Circle of Knowledge award.

She was a member of Woodlawn Chapter in Pennsylvania and was a Past Matron 
and was Deputy Grand Matron for Region 3A. She participated in the Barbara 
Adams Ritual award and was recognized for her memory work.

She was a member of Westfield Grange #1514 and would have been recognized as 
a 50 year member.

She belongs to Lawrence County Pomona Grange where she was serving as 
secretary. She was a member of Pennsylvania State Grange, National Grange and 
was to be the co-chair of the State Grange session in October. She was a Lawrence 
County Junior Grange Princess, Pomona Princess and had been on the State 
Grange Youth Court. She was a nurse for the State Junior Camp and was 
affectionately called “Nurse Nancy”. She served as a volunteer at the Lawrence 
County Fair for the Home Economics where she was in charge of the quilts and 
afghans.

She was Judge of Elections for North Beaver 3.

Nancy loved collecting rocks and shells, reading and Sudoku puzzles. She also 
loved flower and had recently completed her rose garden. She was known for her 
apple dumplings. She made and sold many, with the profit going to various 
charitable projects.

Nancy is survived by her two sisters, Mary Elizabeth McMillin and Laura Vannessa 
McMillin both of Enon Valley, PA.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ila May McMillin and 
her brother, Roy Franklin McMillin.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 21, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at 
the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. To protect the families 
that we serve, our staff, and you, our neighbors and friends, we ask that visitors use 
face masks and follow the social distancing protocol.

Eastern Star Service will be held Friday at 5:45 pm at the funeral home.

Friends will also be received from 10-11 am Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Westfield 
Presbyterian Church, New Castle. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am 
Saturday at the church with Reverend Dr. David Clark officiating.

Burial will follow in Westfield Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to East Palestine Chapter #381 Order of Eastern 
Star.

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

Sunday August 16, 2020

Obituary
Margaret “Maggie” L. Iacino, age 68 of Masury, OH, passed away at her home on 
August 14, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family following a lengthy illness. 
Maggie was born in Sharon, PA on November 2, 1951 the second child of Archie & 
Lillian (Casbard) Iacino. 

After graduating from Sharon High School, Maggie worked as a server making 
many great friends and memories along the way. 

Maggie loved gardening, reading and animals. However, her passion was her family 
and pets especially Gracie & Tom, her Jack Russell Terriers. For over thirty years, 
she created a home with the love of her life, Frank Galati, Jr., and she was a second 
mother to his children Tara (Christopher) Harper and Frank Galati III. However, her 
most treasured title was being “Nina” to Bella and Logan. 

Besides Frank and his family; Maggie is survived by her sister Genine (Sam) Rice, 
her brothers Eugene “Jerry” Iacino, Mark (Karen) Iacino and Doug (Jodi) Iacino; her 
nieces and nephews: Leslie Kopkash, Erin Iacino, Katie, Shannon & Jacob Iacino, 
Michael Iacino, Dianna Douds, Brian & Christina Laverty; her great-nieces & 
nephews: Aliah Laverty, Samantha & Steven Kopkash, and Aidan Dudash; and her 
great great-niece Cleo Dudash. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents and 
her sister-in-law Carol Iacino. 

Memorial Calling Hours will be held on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 
p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, Brookfield. 

Memorial donations in memory of Maggie can be made to the Animal Welfare 
League of Trumbull County.

Saturday August 15, 2020

Obituary
Douglas A. Jones, Jr., 72 

Douglas A. Jones, Jr., 72 of Austintown passed peacefully surrounded by family 
Friday morning at University Hospital, Cleveland. Doug was born September 16, 
1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of the late Douglas A. and Rita (Partezana) 
Jones, Sr. and came to this area as a child. He graduated from Austintown Fitch 
High School in 1966 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration 
from Youngstown State University. Doug was an entrepreneur and had owned 
diversified businesses in the area including Austintown Auto Sales for the past 13 
years. He had also opened the first video store in the Youngstown area, Video 2000, 
in the early 80’s. Doug had a love for music and had taught music lessons for many 
years, having over 100 students. He also played lead guitar and singer for various 
bands, including The Insights and Freedom Sound. Doug will be remembered as a 
jokester and making people laugh. He was a Christian, loved to spread the gospel 
and most importantly, spending time with family and friends. He was a loving 
husband, father and grandfather, generous to all and will be dearly missed. He 
leaves his wife, the former Heidi Noble, whom he married May 27, 1985; his 
children, Mandy (Bryan) Hanson of Connecticut, Doug (Amy) Jones of California, 
Tahnee (Craig) Sabel of Youngstown, Brittani Jones of California and Ethan (Lauren 
Lauwers) of Austintown. Doug also leaves 10 grandchildren, Hayden, Ava, Naquan, 
Jax, Sienna, Dougie, Rylo, Ayden, Teigan, and Zayne. Besides his parents, Doug 
was preceded in death by three sisters, infant Gloria Jean, Louise DiMargio and 
Elvira “Babe” Tareshawty. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 
Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule 
will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, please wear a 
mask. For the safety of everyone, we ask that visitors not linger at the funeral home 
after seeing the family. Private services will be held.

Saturday August 15, 2020

Obituary
Robert Martin Motok (Bob), 57, passed away on August 13, 2020. He was born in 
Valley Forge, PA, in 1962 to John and Elizabeth (Betty) Motok. Bob lived most of his 
life in Warren and Hubbard, Ohio, where he and his wife Monica raised their two 
daughters, Kayla and Sarah. Bob was a gifted welder who worked most recently at 
Girard Machining. He loved the game of golf and inspired others to enjoy and play 
the game by the rules. If you asked him for a mulligan (by some family members) he 
would respond "if you can sleep with yourself after, by all means." He lived his life 
believing the best in others and with an unassuming quietness. Bob was a devout 
Browns fan who waited patiently for a winning season throughout his life watching 
each week with his brothers. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and 
adored his daughters bragging often of their accomplishments which he was 
extremely proud of. He was loved and will be missed greatly by his family. Bob was 
preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth (Betty) Motok. He leaves 
behind his wife of 28 years, Monica Motok, and his daughters Kayla (AJ) Albrecht 
and Sarah Motok of Hubbard. Additionally, he leaves behind two sisters and a 
brother, Ellen (Dave) Albrecht of Cortland, David (Denise) Motok of Frederick, 
Maryland, and Nancy (John) Ticherich of Cincinnati, and many nieces and nephews 
who will miss their Me-Bob - Hillary (Matt) Barbian, Ben and Rachel Albrecht, Dave 
and Cassie Motok, and Chris and Alec (Ticherich), as well as his great nieces Chloe 
and Meredith. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Lane 
Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, Ohio. Visitation will be at 11:00AM 
with services beginning at 12:00PM. Burial will follow the services.

Saturday August 15, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Catherine E. Baird, 94, died Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Crandall 
Medical Center in Sebring. Catherine was born August 28, 1925 in Wilkes Barre, 
PA, the daughter of Charles C. and Ellen (James) Roth.

Catherine came to Ohio in 1940. She was a graduate of South High School in 
Youngstown. Catherine worked as an assembler at Worthington Industries. She was 
a member of the Damascus United Methodist Church, Salem Area Retired Citizens 
and Salem Senior Citizens United Quilt Guild and R-Weigh.

Her husband, J. Clyde Baird, whom she married on April 9, 1949 preceded her in 
death December 31, 1994.

Survivors include her son, Thomas (Shannon) Baird of Salem; daughters, Barbara 
Baird of Lisbon, Jane (Jerry) Menough of Salem and Amy (Robert) Prislipsky of 
Allison Park, PA; seven grandchildren, Veryl, Joseph (Carol Lynn), Benjamin, 
Lindsey, Gregory (Heather), Scott, Julie (Ally); great granddaughter, Zoe; great 
grandson, Milo; three step grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, and Keith (Laura); step 
great grandchildren, Danae, Jacey, Grant, Garrett and Paige.

Besides her parents and husband, two sisters, Mary Beck and Martha Boyd also 
preceded her in death.

A private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2020 
at Hope Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Clark officiating. For the safety of the Baird 
family, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Damascus United Methodist 
Church, 300 Valley Rd., P.O. Box 307, Damascus, OH 44619.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Catherine's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday August 14, 2020

Obituary
Mary Ann Kester, 63 

Mary Ann Kester, 63 of Youngstown died Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Youngstown. Mary Ann was born October 10, 1956 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of William Thomas and Norma Jean (Bailey) Casey and was a lifelong 
area resident. She graduated from Girard High School in 1975 and was a 
homemaker. Mary Ann enjoyed shooting pool, shopping trips and trying her luck at 
the casino. She loved vacations, especially her trips to St. Pete, Florida; but most 
importantly was spending time with her grandchildren. Her husband, Jeffrey Kester, 
whom she married December 14, 2002, died September 14, 2019. Mary Ann leaves 
her mother, Norma Jean Wagner of Girard; her children, Eric (Andrea Harcar) Davis, 
Mandy (Mike Wick) Davis both of Youngstown and Jeremy (Tabitha) Davis of Las 
Vegas; two sisters, Janet Kissack of Girard, Linda Matvey of Pennsylvania; three 
brothers, William Thomas Casy, Jr., Brian Wagner and Jim Wagner all of Girard and 
many grandchildren.Besides her husband, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her 
father; her steop-father, James Wagner and a son, Albert “Spanky” Davis, Jr. 
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral 
Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and 
we ask that all guests, whose health allows, please wear a mask. For the safety of 
everyone, we ask that visitors not linger at the funeral home after seeing the family. 
Private services will be held. 

Friday August 14, 2020

Obituary
Dennis M. Hamilton, 79 of Howland Township passed away unexpectedly 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at his home. He was born June 11, 1941 in Oakland, 
California, the son of the late Oliver L. and Martha M. Moran Hamilton. 

Den was a 1959 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He worked for 40 
years at Republic Steel, LTV and WCI Steel starting as a rigger and was a 
supervisor in management when he retired in 2004. 

Den had been a member of the Howland Community Church for many years. He 
loved the outdoors, woodworking, hunting with family and friends and loved 
spending time with his grandchildren and family. 

His wife of over 51 years, Carol Ann Jarvis Hamilton, whom he married September 
18, 1964, preceded him in death June 9, 2016. 

Den is survived by two sons, Dennis M. (Tess) Hamilton of Rising Fawn, Ga. and 
David L. (Rita) Hamilton of Howland; two granddaughters, Carrie (Jeff) Flynn and 
Kyla (Ray) Ainsley; two grandsons, Joseph Hamilton and Corey (Missy) Flynn; 
seven great grandchildren, Taylor (Mike), Logan, Lane, Saige, Kaylen,Gavin and 
Corbin; one sister, Caroline (Dale) Siefert of Cincinnati and one brother, Raymond 
(Barb) Hamilton of Philadelphia. 

A private funeral service will be Tuesday morning at Crown Hill Burial Park Chapel 
in Vienna with Pastor Erica Brown officiating. A private family gathering will be prior 
to that service at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. 
Entombment will be at the Crown Hill Burial Park mausolem. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association 
(Mesothelioma), 5755 Granger Road, Suite 905, Independence,OH 44131. Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Friday August 14, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Lorrie Kay Cain, 66, died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at her residence 
surrounded by her family. Lorrie was born on February 06, 1954 in Salem, a 
daughter of Ralph David Linn and Janice (Logue) Olmstead

She was a 1972 graduate of Salem High School and later received a Bachelor’s 
Degree in Education from Youngstown State University.

Lorrie was an elementary school teacher for 22 years at Leetonia Schools.

She enjoyed crafting, gardening, animals, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband David Cain of Salem, whom she married October 
20,1973; three children, Stacey (George) Moser of Salem, Dustin (Michelle) Cain of 
Salem; and Brandon Cain of Salem; her mother, Janice Olmstead of Salem; two 
sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Taylor  of Damascus and Judi (Jeff) Dangel of Salem; 
grandchildren, Mia Myers, Beau Cain, Caroline and Owen Moser, Colton and 
Raelynn Cain.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph David Linn. Lorrie was also 
preceded by her best friend her dog, Cricket, where she will now be reunited.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at 
Grandview Cemetery with Daniel P. Madden, Certified Celebrant officiating.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State 
Suite B, Salem, OH 44460 or Columbiana County Humane Society, 1825 S. Lincoln 
Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Lorrie's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday August 14, 2020

Donald E. E. Bennett, 91, of Alliance, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 
at Community Care Center in Alliance, Ohio. 
Born on January 24, 1929 in Alliance, to William and Mary (Karper) Bennett, he 
lived in Alliance all of his life. 
A 1947 graduate of Alliance High School, Donald was a member of St. Joseph 
Catholic Church, in Maximo. 
A veteran of the Korean War, he served our country in the U.S. Army receiving 
injuries that resulted in obtaining a Purple Heart. 
Donald was employed at the Alliance Post Office as a Postal Carrier and retired in 
1989 after 25 years of service. 
Donald was a lover of nature and enjoyed golfing. He co-owned a bricklaying 
business with his brother, Richard: "Dick Bennett Construction" and also ran his own 
business sharpening lawn mower blades and saws out of his garage. 
Survivors include his daughter, Karen (Joseph) Hagan of Atwater; four 
granddaughters, Katie Rogers, Heather Bennett, Tammy Starzyk and Angela 
Briggs; a grandson, Joe Hagan; three great-granddaughters, Norah Hagan, Ivy 
Bennett and Lucy Briggs; his wife, Jean Bennett, whom he married in 1992; two 
step-daughters, Diana (David) Granger and Deborah (Bruce Smith) Ware; two step-
sons, Larry Lehman and Gary Lehman; a sister, Anne Kennedy; and numerous 
nieces and nephews. 
Preceding him in death was his son, Michael Bennett; his first wife, Kathleen 
Bennett who passed away in 1988; his parents; three brothers, Robert, Richard and 
Billy Bennett; and a sister, Mary Woodward. 
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:00 
am at Regina Coeli Catholic Church. His Mass of Christian Burial will begin 11:00 
am Rev. Joseph Ruggieri as celebrant. Burial, with military honors, will immediately 
follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 
www.st.jude.org . 
You are invited to view Donald's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Thursday August 13, 2020

Obituary
BELOIT – Barbara Gail Suter, age 68, died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born January 3, 1952 in Salem, daughter of the 
late Alvin and Dorothy (Snyder) Phillips.

Barbara was member of the Community Bible Church.

Survivors include her husband, Randall L. Suter of Salem, whom she married May 
26, 1973; son, Robert (Michelle) Suter of Lewis Center; two grandsons, Owen and 
Nathaniel; four sisters, Connie Phillips, Sheryl (Stephen) McMullin, Susan Cutlip 
and Deborah (Bill) Thomas; and six brothers, Allen (Donna) Phillips, Mark (Joyce) 
Phillips, Tom (Heidi) Phillips, David (Amy) Phillips, Dale (Tammy) Phillips.

Besides her parents, she lost two babies at birth and a sister, Marsha Phillips.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Barbara’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday August 13, 2020

Obituary
Sebring:
Gary Dean (Freddie) Freeman, age 64 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 
August 12, 2020 at the Community Care Center Hospice Unit in Alliance. Gary was 
born May 8, 1956 to Ralph and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman. He was an attendee of 
West Branch Schools. Gary enjoyed maintenance work and was employed for 20 
years at Carriage Hill Apartments. In earlier years Gary was an avid pool and card 
player. More recently he enjoyed time spent with his many friends at The Log Cabin. 
Gary is survived by his Sisters; Joann Cochran and Carol McIlvain and his 
Companion/ Caregiver; Sue Perkins and her fur baby Milo. He is also survived by 
Nephews; Chad Anderson, Greg McIlvain, Billy Wilson, and Larry Freeman. Nieces; 
Kellie Lewis, Kim Dallas, Jamie Anderson, Traci Finnegan and Terri Hoy. Brother-in-
law; Dennis Anderson and Sisters-in law; Linda and Sheri Freeman, numerous 
Great -Nieces and Great -Nephews. Preceding Gary in death are his Parents, 
Sisters; Bonnie (Kay) Wilson, Bonnie Anderson, Linda Martin and Joyce Pettigrew. 
Brothers; Ralph and Larry Freeman. Brothers-in-law; Ron Cochran and Bill Wilson.  
Per Gary's wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held 
at a later date. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.dean'sfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday August 13, 2020

Obituary
Ray L. Unkefer, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020. 
He was born April 29, 1927 in Louisville to the late Howard and Estella (Miller) 
Unkefer. Ray worked for Republic Steel and later as an auto mechanic for both the 
Ford and Chrysler dealerships in Louisville. He was an Army Veteran and a member 
of Paradise United Church of Christ.

Ray is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ruth (Anderson) Unkefer; two daughters, 
Linda (Ron) Davis, Diane (John) Egnot; a son, Brian Unkefer; two sisters, Lela 
Werthiemer and Eileen Slik; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He 
was also preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Baylor.

A graveside funeral service will be 11am Monday at Union Cemetery in Louisville 
with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Online condolences may be left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Thursday August 13, 2020

Obituary
Mary M. “Tillie” Westbeld, age 94, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, August 
10, 2020.Born April 26, 1926 in Canton; she was the daughter of Charles and Anna 
(Tzitz) Bobish.  She was a 1944 graduate of Timken High School, worked for many 
years as a sales associate, and was a member of the St. Louis Parish in Louisville.

Survivors include her children: Frederick (Brenda) Westbeld, Robert (Kristina) 
Wetbeld, and Monica (David) Oancea; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; 
and a brother, Peter Bobish.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband Norman 
in 2007; a grandson Britain Roush in 2016, and two brothers, Charles and George 
Bobish.

There will be no services at this time.

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Obituary
Reverend Jack H. Dawson, age 94, formerly of Alliance, retired to his heavenly 
home, surrounded by his loving family at Community Care Center on August 11, 
2020.

  He was born the fifth of eleven children on November 9, 1925, to James and Annie 
(Cook) Dawson.  Jack graduated from Alliance High School and entered Mount 
Union College. His studies were interrupted while serving in the United States Navy 
during World War II.  Upon the completion of his military service, he returned to his 
studies at Mount Union and then transferred and finished his bachelor’s degree in 
Business Administration from Northwestern University in 1949.

  Before beginning his vocational career in the ministry, he had a successful career 
in insurance, sales and motivational speaking.  He was elected to the Alliance 
Board of Education, and at that time was the youngest ever to be elected to that 
office. The call to ministry for Jack, began as a whisper. He was listening to that 
whisper grow louder, while working for Thermo-Fax of Canton. Starting in sales, 
then sales manager and eventually to vice-president of Thermo-Fax; he attended a 
Faith at Work conference at Christ United Presbyterian Church.  The whisper only 
began to grow louder to make a change in his life.  Finally in 1968, the call to serve 
was too loud to ignore. After 18 years of an illustrious career in the business world, 
Jack answered the call and entered the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and 
received his Master of Divinity, and devoted his life to spreading the Word of God.  
He was ordained Sunday September 24, 1972 at First Presbyterian Church in 
Alliance by the Presbytery of Wooster. He went on to serve at Brookline Boulevard 
United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh for 17 years, retiring as Pastor Emeritus.  
After returning to Stark County, Jack served various interim positions.  Lastly he 
served as an associate pastor at John Knox Presbyterian Church in North Canton 
until the age of 85.

    Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 72 years, Julia (Temple) 
Dawson, whom he wed January 1, 1948, of Canton; daughter, Karen (Dawson) 
Bradley of Canton; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Bradley) Lindenbaum and husband 
Brian Lindenbaum of Canton; grandsons, Benjamin Bradley and wife Dr. Kayron 
Bradley of Kansas City, Kansas, and Kevin Bradley and wife Chantal Bradley of 
College Park, Maryland; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; 
sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Reda, of Alliance, Patricia Kocsis, of Jacksonville, Florida ; 
brother, Leonard Ray Dawson of Kansas City, Kansas; along with many nieces and 
nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and seven siblings.

  Visitation will be Friday August 14, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian from 3:00 p.m. – 
5:00 p.m. A private family service will take place at Christ United Presbyterian 
Church. Interment to be held at Fairmount Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donation to be made to the Greater Alliance 
Foundation, 960 West State Street Suite 130 Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Obituary
Mary Z. (Toth) Fabian, of Canfield, Ohio, formerly of Westmoreland County, 
Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2020. She passed peacefully 
in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 2, 1963, in 
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Alfred "Bunk" Toth and Doreen 
(Harshman) Toth. She graduated from Laurel Valley High School in Ligonier, PA, in 
1981 and California University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She met the love of her life, 
Michael Fabian, on February 2, 1980. They enjoyed over 40 years of love, 
happiness, and togetherness. Mary dedicated her life's work protecting 
disadvantaged children and the endangered elderly in an assortment of case 
management positions and professional administrative positions. Her last position 
was Deputy Director at Challenges, Options in Aging, in New Castle, PA, a 
subsidiary of Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, PA. Mary and Mike spent three 
decades of summers boating with family and friends on the rivers of Southwestern 
Pennsylvania and Lake Erie. She and Mike had the good fortune of traveling to a 
myriad of destinations throughout North America and the Caribbean. Mary will 
always be remembered by her infectious laugh, smile, quick-wit and one-liner 
comments, that would either leave you laughing until it hurt or shaking your head in 
wonderment of "how did she come up with that!" 
In addition to leaving behind her husband Mike, she left her 2 cats, Parker and 
Woody, who never left her side during her final days in hospice. She is preceded in 
death by her parents and her sister, Teresa Toth, and her first cat, George. She is 
also survived by her brother Al Toth and his wife Vickie Toth of Yoakum, Texas; her 
parent-in-laws, Edward and Sandra Fabian of Belle Vernon, PA; sister-in-law Cindy 
(Fabian) Mascone and her husband David Mascone of New York, NY; brother-in-law 
Patrick Fabian and his wife Kathy (Kirchner) Fabian; and a number of nieces and 
nephews. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 
5:00PM- 7:00PM at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. A private service will be 
held and Mary will be laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. The family 
would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice of the Valley, Mahoning County, 
for their care and compassion during this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Obituary
James A. Swaney, 92, of Youngstown passed away Tuesday morning, August 11, 
2020 at Briarfield Manor. James was born September 6, 1927 in Columbiana 
County, the son of Andrew and Stella (Meister) Swaney. He was a retired truck 
driver. His wife the former Janet Caulfield, whom he married February 26, 1953, 
passed away August 20, 2018. Jim leaves two children, Edward (Bonnie) Swaney of 
Miamisburg, Ohio and Elaina (Steve) Rusnak of Dundee, MI, six grandchildren, 
Jolene, Rebecca, Steven, Regina, Jimmy, and Paula, as well as great grandchildren 
and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Jim was preceded 
in death by his son Paul and four brothers, Martin, Norman, Norbert, and John and 
one sister Marge. Jim will be laid to rest in the family cemetery at St. John Catholic 
Church in his hometown of Summitville, Ohio.. Arrangements were entrusted to the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Obituary
Wesley R. Coy, 77, of Canfield, Ohio passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. 

He was the beloved husband of Cheryl for 56 years, and loving father of Connie 
Raib. He was the dear brother of Emerson, Walter, and the late Arlan Coy. He was 
the proud grandfather of Erianne Ptichkin, Elysam, Kaylynn, and Rina Raib, great 
grandfather of Leo Bowman, Nikolai and Theodore Ptichkin, as well as the 
cherished uncle of Josh Coy and his namesake son, Wesley. 

Wes was born on March 21, 1943 to the late Walter and Alma Coy. Wes was an 
accomplished athlete in track, football, and basketball. For his many contributions to 
his alma mater, he was inducted in the Canfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, and 
holds the oldest existing Canfield track record for a long jump of 21’ 5 ½”. Wes went 
into the family business, Coy Brothers Trucking, where he drove a semi truck until 
he retired with a perfect driving record. 

He will fondly be remembered by his relatives and good friends as a kind and loving 
man of God. Wes was always willing to lend a helping hand, unwavering in his 
commitment to family, and without fail told the punchline first. 

May his 18 wheeler stop at every ice cream joint from here to eternity, with his loyal 
dogs by his side. 

Private family services will be held Friday, August 14, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Obituary
Joe Frederick Jackson, 57, of East Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 
at his home.

He was born on July 30, 1963.

Joe, born and raised in East Liverpool, attended East Liverpool High School. After 
his high school years, he served in the United States Air Force, where he served 
from October of 1985 to October of 1989. Upon his return from the Air Force, Joe 
worked for many years in a machine shop. When he was not at work, Joe was best 
known for his love for his children and the time he looked forward to spending with 
them.

Joe is survived by children; Joe Jackson Jr. of Negley, Chance Lowmax of Calcutta, 
a number of siblings, granddaughter; Skyler Jackson, and future daughter-in-law; 
Monica Malet.

All arrangements and services are pending at this time.

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

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Obituary
WARREN- Ray L. Townsend, age 83, passed away Monday, August 3rd peacefully 
in his sleep. 
Ray was born February 20, 1937 in Varnell, Georgia to the late Claude and Mary 
(Sweeney) Townsend. 
Ray and Linda married December 7, 1956. They loved to dance and travel. Their 
pride was the family they built together. Their love and devotion for each other was 
an inspiration for other couples to aspire to. Their welcoming home was open to all 
because “It takes a family to build a community.” Ray worked non-stop and was a 
wonderful provider. Even up to his last month, he was working on cars, doing 
construction and passing on his knowledge to his grandkids. He was a proud 
veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Army. Ray retired from WCI Steel in 2000, where 
he worked for transportation for 42.7 years. As a committed union representative, 
he fought for fairness. He solicited tirelessly for “the working man.” . 
Besides his parents, Ray is preceded in death by his wife, the former Linda E. Burd, 
and his sisters; Lois Carmen and Frances Weaver. 
Ray is survived by his children, Sandra Ham, Eugene (Pam) Townsend, Robert 
(Laura) Townsend, Joseph (Jill) Townsend, Richard (Suzanne) Townsend, and 
Phillip (Audria) Townsend; ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. 
After much deliberation considering current COVID-19 risks to the health of friends 
and family, a memorial service celebrating Rays life will be deferred until a time to 
be determined later. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ray Townsend 
to: 
The Shriners Hospitals for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Ray’s 
family.

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Obituary
Terry Lee Himes, 78, of Berlin Center died of pancreatic cancer on Monday, August 
10,2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman with his wife and son present. Terry 
was born August 4, 1942 in Youngstown the son of Vaughn and Hallie (Dugan) 
Himes. He graduated from Poland Seminary High School in 1960 and enrolled in 
the United States Army, proudly serving in the First Infantry in Kansas and in 
Germany during the Berlin Crisis. After his discharge, Terry worked in the Sheet and 
Tube Research Laboratory in Boardman until it closed, and as a lineman for Ohio 
Edison until his retirement in 2000. Terry enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends 
and family and had been a member of the Lowellville Rod and Gun Club for many 
years. Survivors include his wife of nearly 52 years, Mary Beth (Swagger) Himes, 
whom he married in September 1968, their son Lee (Sharry) Himes of Ellsworth, 
grandson Fischer Himes and his sister Karen George, of Poland and many nieces 
and nephews. Special thanks to his two best friends, Jack Dill and Ron Rabosky 
who gave Terry great help and support during his illness, to his pastor, Russ Adams, 
for spiritual support, and to his many friends for loving thoughts and prayers. Also, 
thanks to doctors Thomas Chirichella, John Graham, and Armand Minotti and their 
staffs and to those at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Besides his parents, his brother 
Michael Himes preceded him in death. Private services were held at the Western 
Reserve United Methodist Church with Pastor Russ Adams officiating. Due to the 
COVID-19 epidemic, there were no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be 
donated to Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4589 Canfield Road, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Betty Capel Scott, 89, passed away August 11, 2020 in her home. She 
was born December 25, 1930 in Winona, Ohio to the late Burt C. and Hazel M. 
(Lottman) Capel. 

Her husband, J. Reid Scott, whom she married May 23, 1951, preceded her in 
death August 24, 1992. 

She was a member of Chapter 334 Eastern Stars. She worked 10 years as a bank 
teller at the then First National Bank and Farmers National Bank of Salem and 
Mercantile National Trust Bank in St. Louis, MO., retiring to raise her family. 

She is survived by four daughters, Leisa J. Scott of Brecksville OH, Linda S. (Alan) 
Chrzanowski of Yardley, PA, Laurie K. (Matthew) Ondus of Rock Hill, SC, and Luann 
G. (Sam) Johnson of Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel & Phillip 
Chrzanowski, Lillian, Olivia, Joseph, Luke and Nicholas Ondus, and Amelia 
Johnson; her brothers, Robert L. (Delores) Capel, Fred D. (Margie) Capel, Gerald J. 
(Jeanne) Capel; sister, Shirley Kastenhuber; sister-in-law, Charlotte Capel; adopted 
son-in-law, Mark Balasz and many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by brothers, Bruce A. Capel, Richard G. Capel, and Burt 
C. Capel, Jr.; sister, Jo-Ann (William) Harrigan and brother-in-law, Richard 
Kastenhuber.

Due to Covid-19, there will not be a funeral service per Betty’s request. A small 
outdoor service will be held at Grandview Cemetery on Thursday, August 13, 2020 
at 11:00 a.m. She was adamant that she wanted to keep her family and friends safe 
and made us promise no one would travel to come to her service and all of us would 
mask up and social distance per her request. Even in the end, Betty put others 
before herself.

Contributions can be made to Salem Food Pantry, 794 E. Third Street, Salem, OH 
44460, the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 
Youngstown, OH 44510 or to the Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St, Salem, 
OH 44460.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view Betty’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Margaret “Peggy” Bonish, age 77, of Columbiana, died on Monday, 
August 10, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Boardman.

She was born on July 22, 1943 in Youngstown, OH, daughter of the late Michael 
and Gladys Josey Bonish.

Peggy was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Columbiana.  She was 
a Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed reading and listening to country music.

She is survived by her sister, Marie Francis of Columbiana; brother, Marty Bonish of 
Warren; four nephews, Jeff Francis of New Middletown, Eric Francis of Columbiana, 
Mark Stanchin of New Middletown, and Kenny (Sara) Stanchin of Zanesville; 
brother in law, Joe Stanchin of New Middletown and by her good friend, Susan 
Crowl of Columbiana.  She is also survived by the kind and loving staff of Harmony 
Village.

Peggy was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Stanchin, and a brother, 
Michael Bonish.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at St. Jude 
Catholic Church, Columbiana, with Deacon Chris Evans officiating.  In order to help 
ensure the safety of all,  face masks will be required and social distancing 
guidelines will be followed.

Burial will take place at St. Anthony Cemetery in Bessemer, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs 
Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509.

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

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – John F. Reid, age 88, died Monday, August 10, 2020 surrounded by his 
family. He was born January 31, 1932 in Janesville, WI, son of the late Delmar and 
Alice (Lentz) Reid.

John was a 1951 graduate of Janesville High School. He served in the United 
States Air Force. John was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He worked at 
General Motors for 34 years and loved woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Jane (Miller) Reid whom he married October 4, 1958; two 
children, Tami (Tom) Whiteleather of Las Vegas, NV and Thomas (Stephanie) Reid 
of Salem; four grandchildren, Michelle (Cody) Woolf, Carly (Dan) Lumpp, Carter and 
Zoie Reid and two great grandchildren, Autumn and Ethan. He was a devoted 
husband to Jane and an awesome dad and grandpa.

Besides his parents, a son, Timothy Reid and a sister, Marsha Brenneman also 
preceded him in death.

A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research 
Foundation, JDRF, P.O. Box 37920, Boone, IA 50037-0920.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

To view John’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Obituary
Willis G. Evans, age 92, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, August 10, 2020. 
He was born in Paden City, W. VA, on October 21, 1928 to the late Ralph and Ethel 
(Ash) Evans. Willis was an Army Veteran and retired (owner/operator) truck driver. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mildred Evans in 2015; a sister, 
Geneva Weiland; a grandson and a great-grandson. Willis is survived by a son, 
Gary (Gail) Evans; a brother, Marion (Yvonne) Evans; six grandchildren and 13 
great-grandchildren. Per his wishes no services are planned at this time. The family 
would like to thank St. Joseph Senior Care Center for their kind and compassionate 
care. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Monday August 10, 2020

Obituary
John Hamilton Swigert (77) passed away peacefully from cancer with his wife 
Kathleen by his side at his home in Fort Pierce, Florida. He was born in Canton, 
Ohio on September 28, 1942, to Harold (“Barch”) & Ruth Swigert and was a 1960 
graduate of Louisville High School.  He graduated from the University of Akron with 
a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant 
(CPA). John liked to jokingly refer to CPA as “Cleaning, Pressing, and Alterations.” 
He retired in 1995 from BF Goodrich as the VP - General Auditor and Treasurer.  

He was married to the love of his life, Kathleen (Moulin), for 60 years and had three 
children.  John and Kathleen loved to travel, spend time with their family, and to 
watch movies together. John was an avid fan of Louisville Leopards sports.  Named 
Citizen of the Year in Louisville, John always gave generously of his time to help 
others. Along with serving on the board of the Louisville YMCA, he was a Guardian 
Ad Litem, helping children by giving them a voice during court cases. John was very 
involved in Worldwide Marriage Encounter with his wife Kathleen, helping couples 
make a good marriage even better. For over ten years he spent January until April 
volunteering for AARP, preparing taxes for seniors. He donated his time to Road to 
Recovery, driving cancer patients to and from chemo appointments.

John loved being a dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa.  He would dance around the 
house listening to great music, encouraging others to dance with him.  Of course, he 
always had the best jokes to make his family laugh.

John is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children John (Sandy) Swigert of 
Louisville, David (Kerry) Swigert of Louisville, and Margaux (Sean) Frazee of 
Oakwood, OH; his grandchildren, Clay, Bobby (Renee), Anna (Kyle),  Shelby, Matt, 
Jacob & Kyra; great-granddaughter Lyla; his sister Jeannette Stimpert; and many 
beloved nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. John was preceded in death by 
one brother Roger Swigert.

A family only ceremony to celebrate John’s life will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home. John will be laid to rest in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 
please consider donating to the John H Swigert Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 E. Main St, Louisville, OH 44641 or to the charity of 
your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Everyone who knew John knew there was nothing John liked better than a party, so 
let’s all raise a Natty Light to celebrate the best pops and papa this family could ever 
ask for!

Monday August 10, 2020

Obituary
Betty Lou (Duke) King, 66, of Leetonia, passed away at 11:57 AM Saturday, August 
8, 2020.

She was born on December 12, 1953, in Salem, the daughter of the late Lewis and 
Berthel (Grissenger) Duke.

Betty, born and raised in the Leetonia area, graduated from Leetonia High School in 
1972. She had many passions and hobbies to which she devoted much of her time. 
One of Betty’s talents was her creative mind which was seen through her love for 
crafting, sowing clothing and creating ceramic pieces. She had a love for animals, 
particularly dogs, in which she would breed them, her favorite breed of dog being 
great pyrenees. Betty was also known for her keen taste of coffee.

Betty is survived by beloved husband, John King, children; Eric (Michele) McClish of 
Canfield, Monica (Jeremy) Simpson of Leetonia, and Elizabeth McClish of 
Columbiana, siblings; Ethel Clark and Richard (Ruth Ann) Duke both of Salem, 11 
grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by son, Christopher 
McClish, and great-grandchild, Memphis Simpson.

There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, August 13, from 5:00-7:00 PM at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home in Salem. A Celebration of Life 
Service will be held on Friday, August 14, at 10:00 AM at the Columbiana Nazarene 
Church. The service will be officiated by pastor Jan Winnale.

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

Monday August 10, 2020

Obituary
Charleen Elyse (Morgan) Mudrick, 75, of Alliance, passed away at 9:45 AM Friday, 
August 7, 2020, at Salem North Healthcare.

She was born on September 28, 1944, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of the 
late Caroline Danielson.

Charleen was an individual with many different passions. She served for many 
years working in nursing homes as an STNA. When she was not at work, Charleen 
was an active woman who spent her free-time going on walks, crocheting, and 
making ceramic pieces. She was an avid game player who would spend a great 
deal of time playing card games and BINGO. Charleen was also known for her 
cooking skills. She loved to spend time wit her family, where she was described as 
the, “life of the party.” Charleen was a faithful woman who was an active member of 
the Catholic church, where she was a member at St. Joseph.

Charleen is survived by children; Margaret (Arthur) Foor of Salem and Walter 
Mudrick of Akron, many of her foster siblings, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Charleen was preceded in death by beloved husband, 
Walter Mudrick Jr., who passed away in 1998.

There will be no services held.

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

Monday August 10, 2020

Obituary
Sharon Ann (Wolford) Bolton, 70, of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 
2020, in her home.

She was born on June 30, 1950, in Salem, daughter of the late Lyn and Alice 
(Hilles) Wolford.

Sharon, was born and raised in Salem, OH, where she graduated from United High 
School in 1968. In the latter end of the 90’s, she departed from her childhood home 
and moved to Columbus, until she move back into the Salem area in 2015. Sharon 
was known for her love of crafting and creating new and unique things. Her 
creativity poured over into her love to go to the movies. Sharon was a former 
member of the SE Friends church, where she attended for many years.

Sharon is survived by her beloved children, Sabrina Christofaris and Casey 
Christofaris, both residing in Salem, siblings; Bev Bell of Salem, Raymond Wolford 
of Youngstown, Lyn (Peewee) Wolford, and William Wolford.

There will be a private service held for the family.

Arrangements were by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons, Salem.

Monday August 10, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Janet Blosser, 73, passed away August 7, 2020 at the Hospice House 
of the Valley in North Lima.

Janet was born on June 8, 1947, in Salem, daughter of Dorothy Bush and the late 
George Bush, and had lived in the area all of her life.

Janet had worked at Rohrer Builders Supply and D W Dickey & Sons, Inc for over 
43 years, most recently holding the position of Manager Payroll and Employee 
Benefits.  She loved her job and continued working until just recently, when her 
health no longer allowed her to do so.  We would like to thank the Dickey family for 
all of the support they provided the past several months.

Janet’s passions in life were her family, her flower gardens, vacation trips to the 
beach, shopping, and reading.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary Blosser, whom she married June 
7, 1968, her children Greg Blosser (Cheryl) of Columbiana, Stephanie Blosser of 
Boardman, one grandchild, Emily Blosser of Columbiana, sisters Kathleen Houchin 
of Deltona, Florida, her twin sister Janice Wooten of Cabot, Arkansas, brothers 
George Bush of Columbus, Ohio and Gary Bush of Rogers, Ohio.

Her father, George Bush, preceded her in death in 2008.

Per Janet’s request, there will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held for members of the immediate family on Monday, 
August 10, 2020, with Reverend Dan Tayman, Hospice Chaplin officiating.

The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the American Cancer 
Society in Janet’s memory.

Arrangements are being handled by Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home.

Sunday August 09, 2020

Obituary
Lynn A. Dahler, 54, of Austintown, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at her 
residence. 
Born February 1, 1966 in Youngstown, Ohio, Lynn was the daughter of William D. 
and Darlene K. (Beck) Smith. 
A lifelong resident, Lynn was a 1984 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. She 
was self employed and a license massage therapist for more than 20 years. Lynn 
loved spending time shopping and traveling with her mother. 
Lynn leaves to cherish her memory, her husband W. Courtney Dahler, whom she 
married September 16, 2000; her mother Darlene; her sons Nicholas D. Bolash and 
Justin W. (Kacy) Bolash; her brother David Smith; and her grandchildren Jordan, 
Jace, Jacob and Kennsington. 
Lynn is preceded in death by her father. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at 
St. Joseph Church in Austintown. The family will receive relatives and friends from 
10:00-11:00 AM at the church. Lynn will be laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens.

Sunday August 09, 2020

Obituary
Donald Allen Quinn Sr., age 75, went to be with his Savior on August 7, 2020 after a 
brave battle with cancer. Don was born August 4, 1945 in Youngstown Ohio. Don 
was a long-time resident of North Jackson and Berlin Center. 
Don was proud to be a retired firefighter at the Vienna Air Base for 28 years. He 
also served in the US Air Force Reserves and was a retired school bus driver for 
Western Reserve Schools. 
Don’s hands and feet were rarely still as he worked tirelessly his entire life paving 
his own way for himself and his family. He was a tough, stubborn Irish man who 
never left work for another day. He was always finding a project to keep busy with or 
a job that needed done. He enjoyed golfing, working on his farm, being outdoors, 
and most importantly spending time with his beloved family. He had a love for 
animals from 4H with his kids, to raising Charolais and eventually caring for other 
people’s precious pets on his farm. 
Don was a strong man in his faith, his love, and his character. He was a devoted 
husband to his wife Mary for 52 years, and a loving father to his two sons, Donald 
(Dristina) Quinn Jr., Robert (Jodi) Quinn, and his daughter, Rian (Chris) Blangero. 
Don’s legacy will live on in his grandchildren, CJ, Caleb, Sydni, Gavin and Victoria. 
All of whom he cherished deeply. 
Don was proceeded in death by his parents Ashford and Irene Quinn. He leaves 
behind his two sisters, Donna Cannon and Patty Bettura both of Columbiana, Ohio, 
as well as many nieces and nephews. 
Don had many roles throughout his life but was always a dedicated husband and 
father first and foremost. He treasured his wife, his children, and his grandchildren 
and embraced every moment with them as they did with him. He especially loved 
his role as Papa. Don will be truly missed by the many whose lives he touched. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 4pm-
6pm at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. A private service will be 
held, and Don will be laid to rest at Lake Park Cemetery.

Sunday August 09, 2020

Obituary
Michael David Forman, 74, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital in Boardman. 
Born June 3, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio, Mike was the son of the late David and Jane 
(Reese) Forman. 
Mike grew up in Poland, playing baseball and football throughout his childhood. 
After graduating in 1964 from Poland Seminary High School, Michael served his 
country in the United States Air Force, including a deployment in Vietnam where he 
worked as a weatherman. Prior to retirement, he was a line worker at General 
Motors for over 20 years. 

Michael was known for his kindness, great sense of humor, and devotion to his 
family. He lived life to the fullest and was always fun to be around. Mike enjoyed 
coaching his daughter’s softball team and bowling for over 15 years in the Monday 
Night League at Camelot Lanes. He was an avid sports fan and proudly supported 
the New York Yankees, Cleveland Browns, and Ohio State Buckeyes. He also 
enjoyed camping, traveling, listening to Elvis, singing, dancing, and playing cards. 
Most of all, Mike loved the time he spent with his beloved daughter, son-in-law, and 
grandchildren who affectionately called him Poppy. 

Michael leaves behind his daughter Michelle (Harold) Porter, his brother Jeff (Irene) 
Forman, and his grandchildren Alyssa, Brett, Derek, Trent, and Trevor Porter who 
will cherish his memory and miss him dearly. 

A private memorial service to celebrate Michael's life will be held at a later date.

Sunday August 09, 2020

Obituary
Douglas L. Brothers, age 61, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, August 8, 
2020 in his home. He was born April 24, 1959 in Canton OH. Doug worked at H-P 
Products for the past 33 years. He was a former member of the Market St. Church 
of Christ.

Doug is survived by his wife of 34 years, Connie (Koren) Brothers; his mother, 
Donna (Workman) Brothers; a daughter, Angela (Andrew) Taylor; two sons, Shawn 
Dougherty and Chris (Nicole) Dougherty; two sisters, Karen (Calvin) Collins, Sharon 
Riffle; two brothers, Steven (Michelle) Brothers and Michael (Tina) Brothers; and 
four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Brothers.

Calling hours will be 5-7pm Wednesday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville. Masks will be required and social distancing rules will be followed. Per 
Doug’s wishes, he will be cremated following the viewing.    Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home  330-875-1414

Saturday August 08, 2020

Obituary
Palm Harbor, FL - Michael Frank Broderick Sr., age 61, of Palm Harbor, formerly of 
Ohio, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at his home.

He was born on October 6, 1958 in Youngstown, OH, son of Myron and Evelyn 
Hanson Broderick, Sr.

Michael was the founder and former CEO of Turning Technologies in Youngstown 
and was a Seinor Advisor with Transparent Business of New York. He worked as a 
missionary in the Philippines with YWAM and taught SBS with Trinity Fellowships. 
Michael enjoyed music, cars and occasionally golfing, though his greatest pride 
were his children and grandchildren.

Michael is survived by his wife, Margaret "Maggie" Broderick, whom he married on 
June 4, 2011; his father, Myron Broderick, Sr. of Boardman; two daughters, Erin 
(Michael) Luehrs of Youngstown and Wendy (Clark) Butcher of Hawks Bay, New 
Zealand; four sons, Michael (Weslie) Broderick Jr. of Columbiana, Alex Hyder of 
Palm Harbor, FL, Andrew Hyder of Palm Harbor, FL, and Ian Broderick of Palm 
Harbor, FL; three sisters, Colleen Goodman of Boardman, Joan (Richard) 
Franczkowski of Boardman and Karen (Thomas) McCarthy of Boardman; brother, 
Myron Broderick, Jr. of NC; a granddaughter, Chara Butcher; five grandsons, Jude 
Luehrs, Enoch Butcher, Phinneas Butcher, Elias Luehrs and Alder Luehrs; and one 
more grandchild on the way.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Hanson.

Private family funeral services will be held and burial will take place at Columbiana 
Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Lambs House Ministry, 8251 Sprucevale Rd, 
Rogers, OH 44455.

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

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

Saturday August 08, 2020

Gary R. Kerns, 61, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 
6, 2020 at 7:45 pm at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. 
Born on September 17, 1958 in Minerva, to Russell and Madolyn Kerns, he lived in 
Alliance for most of his life. 
Gary was a member of Alliance Christian Center. 
A 1977 graduate of Minerva High School, Gary was employed at Longaberger 
Basket Company. 
Gary loved Jesus. He enjoyed running, refurbishing furniture and collecting 
antiques. Music was a big part of his life. He loved singing and song writing. 
He was a history enthusiast. He loved his country and was a passionate supporter 
of our men and women in the military. 
Gary was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. His children and grandchildren were the 
joy of his life. 
Survivors include his daughter, Kristen A. (Tre Cline) Kerns of Alliance; three sons, 
Levi D.V. Kerns, Luke M. (Danielle) Kerns and Jonathan I. Kerns all of Alliance; his 
grandson, Karson R. Cline and granddaughter, Kallie M. Kerns; his wife, Diana Lynn 
(Beadnell) Kerns-Randall of Alliance; two brothers, James “Michael” and Greg; four 
sisters, Lisa, Marybeth, Rosella and Connie; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding him in death was his daughter, Amber Lynn Kerns; his two sons, Aaron 
Robert Kerns and Adam Ryan Kerns; three grandchildren; his parents; and a sister, 
Debra. 
His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 
at Alliance Christian Center, with Kirk Martin, officiating. Burial will take place at 
Alliance City Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Alliance Christian Center, 670 West Main 
St., Alliance, OH 44601. 
You are invited to view Gary's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke 
Funeral Home.

Friday August 07, 2020

Obituary
Dade City - Mark Jeffrey Graffius Sr., age 61, of Dade City, died on Wednesday, 
August 5, 2020 at, Adventhealth Hospital.

He was born on November 1, 1958 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late Donald and 
Isabelle Gower Graffius.

Mark always enjoyed his work at Borden Dairy. After Borden’s closed, his family and 
him started C & M Concessions. Which can be found at most local events including 
the Canfield Lisbon and Carroll county fair, but most notably at the Rogers Sale. In 
the last five years of Marks life he enjoyed his time living in Florida.

Mark is survived by a daughter, Tawnya Graffius of New Waterford; a son, Mark 
(Jennifer) Graffius, Jr. of New Middletown; two granddaughters, MacKenzie Graffius 
and Brooklyn Graffius; two brothers, Rick (Terri) Graffius of Salem, Dale Graffius of 
Deerfield and a sister, Debbie (Herb) Douda of Boardman.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlene Peck and Nancy French and a 
brother, Don Graffius.

No services will be observed at this time.

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

Friday August 07, 2020

Obituary
  Glenn E. Lipely, age 89, of Alliance, passed away at Brookdale of Alliance on 
Thursday August 6th.

  He was born in Alliance, on March 2, 1931, to Howard and Loraine (Allmon) Lipely.  

  Glenn was a 1949 graduate of Alliance High School who went on to Yale 
University (Class of 1953).

  Even during his quest of higher education, Glenn served his country honorably in 
the United States Army.

  He was an academic who thirsted for knowledge and went on to achieve his 
master’s degree from Kent State University (Class of 1966), and also studied at the 
University of Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of 
Montana.

  Glenn went on to a career in teaching and coaching,  a professor in mathematics 
and tennis coach at Malone College, retiring in 1995 after 28 years of educating 
young adults.

  After his retirement from academia, Glenn became a realtor with Cutler Real 
Estate in the Alliance area.

  He was a member of Alliance Evangelical Friends Church, followed by 
membership at The Community Bible Church. Glenn also was a member of several 
clubs and organizations including Yale Alumni Association, MENSA International 
Society Sigma Zeta Honorary Society, Toastmasters of Alliance, Alliance YMCA, 
Life member of O.E.A., Conrad Masonic Lodge, Stark County Association of 
Realtors, Christian Math Educators Association, and the National Council of 
Teachers of Mathematics.

  He enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and racquet ball.

  Those left to cherish his memory are son, Kevin (Kathy) Lipely; daughter, Pamela 
(Troy) Miller; six grandchildren, Katie (Brent) Barnes, David (Shannon) Lipely, Haley 
(Mark) Brigham, Addison, Garrett, Elyse Miller; and seven great-grandchildren; and 
his wife Rebecca whom he wed in 2004.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Catherine A. (Long) 
Lipely, whom he married September 28, 1957 and who passed away in 1999; 
brother, H. Bruce Lipely.

  Memorial contributions may be made in Glenn’s name to Malone Alumni 
Association 2600 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, Ohio 44709 or to the Alzheimer’s 
Association Greater East Ohio Chapter 70 W. Streetsboro St Suite 201 Hudson, 
Ohio 44236.

  Funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Tuesday August 11 at 1:30 p.m.  with family sharing. Visitation will be held one and 
half hours prior. Interment will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Thursday August 06, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - William T. Wilson, age 91, of Leetonia, died on Wednesday, August 5, 
2020 at his home.

He was born on September 24, 1928 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late Leo and 
Dorothy Lanterman Wilson.

William had worked as a welder until retiring from NRM Corp. Served in the United 
States Army Air Corps. He enjoyed traveling, camping and in his younger years 
fishing.

His wife, Evelyn Louise Mathey Wilson, whom he married on November 6, 1953, 
preceded him in death on, January 11, 1998.

William is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Kurt) Wise of Foley, MO; three sons, 
William T. (Katie) Wilson Jr. of Leetonia, Kenneth Wilson of Leetonia and John 
Wilson of Washingtonville; four granddaughters, Anastasia Wilson, Tara Wilson, 
Abigail Wise and Margaret Wilson; Four grandsons, Scott Wilson, Nicholas Wilson, 
Jacob Wilson and Phillip Wise and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Birmingham and three brothers, Leo 
Wilson, John Wilson and Robert Wilson

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no services held at this time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

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

Thursday August 06, 2020

Obituary
Gerald (Jerry) Vincent Carter passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. He was 
born in Sharon, PA on October 29, 1943 to the late Vincent (Nick) and Roma 
(Riddle) Carter. He married Mary Frances (Stasky) Carter on December 27, 1969. 
They shared 50 years of love, laughter and friendship. Jerry graduated from Sharon 
High School in 1961. He attended Gannon College and later served in the United 
States Airforce as a Russian linguist. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in 
Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968. Jerry spent his 
entire career helping others while advocating for people living with addiction. He 
began his career at Munhall Counseling Center and was then selected as one of the 
first counselors at Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Aliquippa, PA when it opened in 
1971. His rising leadership in the field led him to serve as the Executive Director of 
the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in Youngtown in 1972. Jerry served in this role the 
same way he led his life, with care, compassion and the art of putting people first. 
Of his many accomplishments, he was instrumental in establishing transitional 
housing for people in recovery. He retired from the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in 
2014. After retirement, he carried on his commitment to those with addiction as a 
counselor at the Comprehensive Psychiatry Group in Boardman. Jerry was 
passionate about his mission of helping others. He was an active member of 
numerous community organizations, educated future counselors at Youngstown 
State University, served on Parish Council at St. Christine’s and continued to serve 
the community through Uptown Kiwanis. Jerry made anyone he talked to feel 
important. He listened. He encouraged. He loved with all his heart. He was 
extremely proud of his family. Jerry leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Mary 
(Stasky) Carter, two children Joseph (Rebecca) Carter of Gibsonia, PA and Aimee 
(Bob) Carter Smith of Bay Village, OH; his sister Sarah (John) Oetking of Western 
Springs, IL, cousin Hannah McCarthy of Greensburg, PA, grandchildren Norah, 
Reid, Abby and Carter; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him dearly. 
A life-long Steelers fan (season ticket holder since 1970), avid reader, a witty 
Irishman, and first and foremost, loving husband and father, Jerry was one-of-a-
kind. He cared deeply for others and we are all better people because of him. 
Calling hours will be at St. Michael’s Church in Canfield on Saturday, August 8th at 
10 a.m. with a funeral mass of Christian burial immediately following at 11 a.m. 
Understanding the current state of Coronavirus, we understand if friends and family 
grieve safely from home. For those who do attend, please wear a mask and social 
distance. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Neil Kennedy Recovery 
Clinic in Youngstown. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Canfield Chapel.

Thursday August 06, 2020

Obituary
Thelma L. (Hepner) Carson, age 97, of Louisville, OH passed away Wednesday, 
August 5, 2020. She was born May 15, 1923 in Fairhope, OH to the late William and 
Ella (Goddard) Hepner. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. 
Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Carson in 1995, a 
sister, Stella May, and five brothers, William, Frank, Ned, Fred and Harry Hepner. 
She is survived by two sons, Dan (Sally) Carson and Gary (Cinda) Carson, six 
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. There are no services planned at this 
time. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Obituary
  Nathan E. Daum, age 91, of Alliance, passed away Tuesday August 4.

  He was born February 15, 1929 in East Canton to Paul L. and Kathern (Richards) 
Daum.  Nathan was a graduate of Alliance High School, who then went on to serve 
his country serving two years in the United States Air Force.

  Nathan was the former general manager of Beverly Farms Dairy in Alliance. He 
served at Vice-President of Yoplait Yogurt, Vice-President of Country Fresh Inc., and 
was Vice-President of Sorrento Cheese. At the time of his retirement he was serving 
as president of Frostbite Brands in Claire, Michigan.

  He was a member of the Vine Street United Methodist Church.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores (Wright) Daum, whom he 
married in October 1946; children, Linda (Terry) Wilson, of Alliance, Edward (LuAnn) 
Daum, of Minerva, Lou Ann (Paul) Stout, of Westminster, Colorado; eight 
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul L. Daum, and Richard J. 
Daum.

  He is preceded in death by his parents.

  A private family service will be held, with Pastor Mike Farmer of Vine Street United 
Methodist Church officiating.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Obituary
Debra Ann Terrell, age 63, of Alliance, passed away on August 1, at the Community 
Care Center.

  She was born on July 19, 1957 to Walter C. Terrell and Georgia B. (Young) Terrell.

  Debra Graduated from Alliance High School. She was previously employed as a 
home health aide and at Marlboro Manufacturing for 17 years of dedicated 
employment.

  She was a member of the Spirit of Faith Church in Alliance, located at the College 
Plaza. Also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and she had a passion for shopping.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Mary Rutlin; brothers, Warren 
Bonner, Marvin (Carolyn) Terrell; nephews, Toney Bonner, Ron Perry; and a host of 
other nieces and nephews.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Nathaniel Bonner; and sister, 
Sandra Perry.

  A private family service will be held.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Obituary
July 23, 1957 – August 4, 2020

  Guy passed away, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. He was devoted to 
his wife and family and was very much loved by all of them. He was a wonderful 
husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be missed tremendously.

  His biggest enjoyment was attending his children’s school and sporting events, 
and his grandchildren’s activities. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

  Guy is survived by his wife, Periann (Strata); children, Katie Morrison and husband 
Shane; son, Kyle Kirk and wife Tori; grandchildren, Andrew and Ellie Morrison, and 
Hayes Kirk; sisters, Amy (Rick) Michalkiewicz, Sue (Bob) Wynkoop; brother-in-law’s, 
Gary (Sherry) Strata, and Doug Strata; along with many nieces, nephews, and 
cousins.

  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church   , 3295 S 
Union Ave, Alliance, OH 44601 or to Alliance Hospice 2461 West State Street 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Obituary
 James Andrew Kepley, age 62, of Alliance, passed away at his residence on 
August 2.

  He was born on September 17, 1957 to James Alexander and Alice (Tipton) 
Kepley in New Orleans, Louisiana.  James graduated from Valparaiso High School 
in Indiana.

  He was formerly employed by Heggy’s and later retired from Walmart in Alliance.  
James was a former member of Trinity Episcopal Church.  He enjoyed fishing, 
watching sporting events and listening to classical music.

  Those left to cherish his memory are sisters, Mary “Beth” (Todd) Kepley-Hancock 
of Dickson, TN, Catherine (Dennis) Kepley-Allen of Cheyenne, WY; as well as 
several nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his parents.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Mount Union Music 
Department, 1972 Clark Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Obituary
Sally Ann Walton, 88, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center in 
Columbiana on August 4, 2020.

Sally was born on December 30, 1931, in New Waterford, the daughter of Joseph 
and Francis Taylor and had been a lifelong resident of the area.

Sally was a 1949 graduate of New Waterford High School where she was 
valedictorian of her class. She went on to attend Salem City School of Nursing 
where she became a registered nurse and was also valedictorian of her class. Sally 
worked at Salem Hospital in the OB and surgery departments for 15 years and then 
went on to be the school nurse at Crestview Local Schools for 26 years before 
retiring in 1993. She will be remembered by so many for being a kind and patient 
nurse. Sally was also a longtime member of the Eastern Star chapter 381 of East 
Palestine, Ohio.

After retiring she enjoyed gardening, attending card club with close friends and 
spending time with her beloved family.

Sally was a very active and dedicated member of the New Waterford Presybertain 
Church where she played the piano during church services for many years.

Sally married Eugene on June 27, 1954 and together they had three sons, Scott 
(Debbie) Walton, Dane (Candy) Walton and Brook (Jennifer) Walton.

Known as "Grammy" to her six grandchildren, Chris (Korisa) Walton, Nikki Walton, 
Andy Walton, Jena Walton, Austin Walton, Dylan Walton and two great-
grandchildren, Karsyn and Cole Walton, they will cherish the memories of making 
mickey mouse waffles, baking Christmas cookies and swinging on the front porch.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Charles Taylor, John Taylor, 
Walter Taylor. Sally is survived by her youngest brother Dan Taylor.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday August 6, 2020, 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. To protect the families 
that we serve, our staff, and you, we ask that all visitors use face masks and follow 
the social distancing protocol. The family would also like to encourage casual dress 
for all those attending the calling hours.

A private family funeral service will be held at the funeral home with Reverend Dr. 
Stephen and Meta Cramer officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the New Waterford fire department.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center 
for their compassion and kindness shown to Sally during her time there and for 
always remembering her love for a good cup of hot tea. The family would also like to 
thank Dr. James Demidovich and the staff at All Caring Hospice for their support.

Friends and family may view this obituary and send condolences to the family at 
www.familycareservices.com

Wednesday August 05, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN - Michael John “Mickey” Peplowski, 78, died Saturday, August 1, 
2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. Michael, affectionately known as 
Mickey was born April 4, 1942 in New Castle, PA, a son of the late Michael and 
Adeline (Sniezek) Peplowski.

He was a 1959 graduate of Union High School. Mickey was Electrical Supervisor at 
First Energy (Penn Power) in Shipping Port, PA, retiring in 1998. Mickey was known 
for being a Mr. fix it and enjoyed working on cars, especially his 1933 Plymouth. He 
also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and watching sports - mainly the Pittsburgh 
Steelers. Mickey was the true patriarch of the family always sharing life advice and 
helped, if not doing completely by himself, with all home projects,

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Austintown, Youngstown Rod 
and Custom, St. George Croatian Club, Calcutta Lions Club, and various VFW 
organizations.

Mickey proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was the true patriarch of the of the family always sharing life advice and helped, 
if not doing completely by himself, with all home projects.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judi Sakely whom he married Sept. 21, 1996; 
four children, John (Tammie) Peplowski of Liberty, Jim Peplowski of Columbus, 
Kristin (Jessy) Horkey of Boardman, and Christopher Turner of Youngstown; and 
seven grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan, and Kelly Peplowski; Austin and Jonah Bacho; 
and Elizabeth and Sarah Horkey.

Besides his parents, Mickey was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen 
(Pagach); and his brother, Edwin Peplowski.

There will be a Memorial Mass, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12 Noon, St. Joseph 
Parish, 4545 New Rd., Youngstown, OH 44515, with Father Richard Murphy 
officiating with full military honors. Friends and family will be received Saturday, from 
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon. For the safety of the Peplowski family and visitors, please 
adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mickey’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or St. Jude., 262 Danny Thomas Pl., 
Memphis, TN., 38105, www.stjude.org.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Mickey’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Obituary
Douglas S. Vandal, age 46 of Alliance passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at 
Alliance Hospital Emergency room, from lifelong  health issues, nothing Covid 
related.  He was born December  13, 1973 to Richard and Tina (Burns) Vandal. He 
was a lifelong resident of Alliance. He is survived by  his Parents; a Son; Douglas S. 
Vandal Jr., Brother ; Steve (Mandy) Vandal, Grandmother; Kathryn Vandal , 
Nephews; Logan and Payton Vandal, Niece; Audrey Vandal, Aunts; Bobbi Jo and 
Linda Burns, Uncle; Mark Burns, Several Cousins and extended family. he was 
preceded in death by Grandfathers; Dick Vandal and Robert Burns, Grandmother; 
Lill Vandal, Uncles ; Paul Burns and Hank Vandal also Aunts; Denise Carver and 
Gay Ann Burns. He was a 1992 Graduate of Alliance High School and a member of 
the marching band. Doug was an avid fan of Ohio State Football, the Seattle 
Seahawks, and the Cleveland Indians, and NASCAR racing. Some of his other 
interests included spending time with family and friends, gardening, cooking, grilling, 
hunting and he was an expert in Military History. He also enjoyed video, phone, and 
computer games.  Visitation will take place at Dean's Funeral Home 256 W Ohio 
Ave Sebring , Saturday , August 8th, 2020 from 10am-12pm. Funeral Service will 
immediately follow. Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations will be followed:  
Social distancing, limiting of attendees, as well as facemasks. Burial will take place 
at Alliance City Cemetery for immediate family only.  Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gracy Avonell (Blackburn) Hite, age 87, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 
her daughter’s home. She was born February 20, 1933 in Pikeville, Kentucky, 
daughter of the late George Pete and Nora (Justice) Blackburn.

Gracy worked on the assembly line at Warren Molded Plastics, retiring in 1997. She 
was a member of First Friends Church in Damascus.

Her husband, Gordon Bailey Hite, whom she married July 11, 1951 preceded her in 
death July 29, 2020.

Survivors include, one son, Larry Bailey Hite (companion, Debbie Gibson) of Allen, 
KY; two daughters, Patricia Kay (Steve) Andres of Salem and Sherri Renee (Tom) 
Boosz of Salem; two sisters, Rosa Lee Hite of Salem and Marietta Cannatella of 
Lincoln Park, Michigan; two brothers, Billey Chase Blackburn and Ronnie 
Blackburn, both of Salem; five grandchildren, Becky Beall, Jeff Andres, Kristi Hite, 
Michael and Bailey Boosz; five great-grandchildren, Jaret Andres, Luke Beall, 
Leighanna Hite, Maddy and Jackson Andres.

Besides her parents, Gracy was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Marie Ousley 
and five brothers, George Blackburn Jr., Orville Blackburn, James Harvey 
Blackburn, Archel Blackburn, and Leon Blackburn.

No services will be held. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Obituary
Kenneth Walter McCarty, 82, of East Palestine, passed away at 10:17 AM on 
Monday, August 3, 2020 at Vibra Hospital.

He was born on March 3, 1938, son of the late Walter and Edna (Poole) McCarty.

Walter honorably served in the U.S. Army for a number of years. After his service, 
he lived in South East Los Angeles, California, where he worked for 40 years 
through his own business in which he would repair and work on motorcycles. This 
was not only a job, but a passion in which he found much joy. In addition to his 
expertise on motorcycles, Walter worked on and built computers. When he was not 
working, he also had a love for playing his steel guitar, none other than a Gibson, 
where he also played in many bands. Walter was described as a faithful man, who 
served as a strong Christian throughout his life.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judith 
(Taggart) McCarty, who passed away in June 2015, siblings; Jack McCarty, Susan 
Nelson, and Ruth Shenton.

All arrangements and services are pending at this time. 

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Obituary
Orlando, Florida - Mary R. Brinker, 85, originally of East Palestine, Ohio, died on 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Orlando, Florida after a long illness.

Mary was born in East Palestine to Robert C. and Mary McCommon Wolz on June 
30, 1935. She graduated from East Palestine High School. She married Arch L. 
Brinker on October 24, 1953. Mary was an attentive mother to three daughters, 
devoted wife, doting grandmother, and a dedicated member of Centenary United 
Methodist Church, where she served as a volunteer, was a member of many 
committees, and was a Sunday school teacher. She was also an accomplished 
seamstress, a Campfire Girls leader, an active member of the EPHS parent Athletic 
Booster Club, and she enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband Arch.

She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Debra Brinker of Dublin, Kathy Kesling (Jeff 
Kesling) of LaPorte, IN and Marci Brinker (Mark Fidel) of Orlando, FL; three 
grandsons, Tom Kesling of New York, NY, Dan Kesling of La Porte, IN, and Sam 
Brinker of Dublin; and one brother, Robert Wolz of Key West, FL.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years, Arch L. Brinker, 
and her brother William Wolz.

A memorial service will be postponed until a later date due to the COVID-19 
pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to Angels for Animals 
(http://angelsforanimals.org/) in Canfield, Ohio, or to the charity of donor’s choice.

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

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Obituary
  Natalie   Christine Preas, age 44, of Alliance, passed away unexpectedly on Friday 
July 31, 2020 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  Natalie was born April 4, 1976 to Donald L. Preas and Marilyn (Hall) Preas 
Cunningham. She was a graduate of Marlington High School and went on to attend 
ETI Technical College in Canton, Ohio. She worked taking care of others as a home 
health care aide.

  Natalie was a beautiful young girl who loved baton, dance, and softball. She was 
some-what shy and yet was creative and mischievous. She was a caring soul and 
always wanted to help the underdog.  Her heart was giving. She struggled in life to 
find her way but recently said that she was blessed with the love of her family, 
especially her three sons, David, Dylan, and Donaven. Her family seeks to honor 
her memory with love and grace.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Marilyn Preas Cunningham and 
Jim Cunningham; her sons, David Preas, Dylan Rodkey, and Donaven Pearson; her 
companion, Frank Rowan; her brother, Aaron (Amanda) Preas; nieces, Isabella 
Preas, and Arianna Preas, Tasha (Nicholas) Costoff and children; nephews, Alex 
(Kristen) Preas, Cade Bethel; aunt, Ruthie Hall; her cousins, Melanie Wilson, 
Matthew Hall, Linda Hess, Gary Hall, and William Hall.

  Natalie was preceded in death by her father, Donald Preas; maternal 
grandparents, Marvin and Veronica Hall; paternal grandparents, Willie and Christine 
Preas; uncles, Fred Preas, Melvyn Hall, and Gary Hall.

  A graveside service at Alliance City Cemetery will be held on Sunday, August 9th, 
at 4 p.m. with visitation an hour prior at the grave site. The Rev. Thomas Fish will be 
officiating.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Natalie’s name to the 
Alliance Food Pantry PO Box 2581 Alliance, Ohio 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com 
to share a memory or offer condolences.

Monday August 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – James D. Lemmon, age 87, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Blossom 
Nursing Home and Rehabilitation. He was born March 20, 1933 in Simpson, West 
Virginia, son of the late Rosco and Hazel E. (Kellison) Lemmon.

No services will be held.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

Monday August 03, 2020

Obituary
Patricia M. Rondinelli, 77, passed away on August 1, 2020 at Sunrise of Poland. 
Patricia was born on April 1, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of the late 
Anthony and Marie Orlando Perline. On August 21, 1965 Patricia was united in 
marriage to John Rondinelli who preceded her in death on March 14, 2010. Patricia 
was a graduate of East High School and was employed as a press operator for 
American Church producing church envelopes. She was a member of St. Joseph’s 
Parish in Austintown. Patricia will be remembered as a caring wife, mother and 
grandmother who loved spending time with her grandsons. She enjoyed cooking, 
baking and shopping. Patricia was devoted to her canine companion Louie who was 
rescued by her son Frank. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 
son Frank Rondinelli. Patricia leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Lisa (Mark) 
Colabella; her grandsons Dominic, Matthew and Anthony Colabella; her siblings 
Ralph (Jeana) Perline, her twin sister Roseann (Joe) Desiato, Anthony (Debbie) 
Perline and Gary Perline and her son’s life partner Annette Constantino. Private 
services for the immediate family will be held with burial at Calvary Cemetery. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Monday August 03, 2020

Obituary
Warren – On August 1, 2020, Bob S. Rice Sr., 82, passed away at home peacefully 
with his loving family by his side. 
On January 16, 1938, a son was born in Bolair, WV, Webster County to Frank and 
Mae (Handschumaker) Rice. Bob attended Look-Out school until the family moved 
to Warren, OH. He then attended Turner Junior High School and graduated from 
Warren G. Harding in 1957. In his senior year, he was employed at the former 
Daniel/Robins Theatre. During that time, he met the love of his life, Edith Bagaglia, 
who then became his wife and were married on January 18, 1958. They recently 
celebrated 62.5 years of marriage. 
Bob worked for a short time at Easy Food Market. He was employed by H.K. Porter 
nka Peerless Winsmith for 12 years, where he earned his apprenticeship for the 
Tool-Die Trade. He was then employed at Packard Electric as a Tool-Die Maker, 
retiring after 36 years. 
Over the years, Bob shared his craft with many apprentices, starting with his son 
Bobby, who he had running a small southbend lathe at 10 years old. Being only 20 
years older than Bobby, they grew up together sharing the love of the trade and the 
love of automobiles. They were quite the duo at any swap meet searching for the 
“part”. 
In 36 years of working at Packard, Bob always put a note in his lunch pail for Edie, 
telling her that she forgot his apron, or a banana was too ripe, or to get rid of the 
monkey! He always signed it “Love Bob”. Edie considered these love letters from 
Bob and will be forever held close to her heart. 
Bob loved fishing until Edie went with him. When he was trying to fish, Edie would 
crochet and sing and scare the fish! Bob then threw away his fishing pole! Bob 
enjoyed working on cars, playing the lottery, tinkering with clocks and anything that 
broke, he could fix! Bob was an avid member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the 
Men’s Club / 50/50. Together, they enjoyed bowling, family gatherings, casinos, 
Hartville and country music shows. 
In addition to being a wonderful and loving husband, Bob was a father, second to 
none. He was always lending an ear, hug, or advice. Bob instilled patience, 
discipline and work ethic that his children will continue to carry on. 
At the end of his journey, Bob was able to be surrounded by his whole family, which 
was his wish. Harbor Light Hospice and Physician’s Ambulance made that happen 
and the family is forever grateful. 
Bob is survived by his loving wife Edith; his three children Bobby S. (Debby) Rice 
Jr., Mary K. (Gary) Cunningham, and Gina M. (David) Rice; his six grandchildren 
Kaytee (Shaen) Evans, Robert S. (Lindsay) Rice III, Kerry (Andrew) Kiepper, 
Michael (Shawna) Rice, Kelsey Cunningham, and Brittany Rice; and his seven 
great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Frank and Mae Rice. 
The family would like to express gratitude to Mercy Health Hospital, ICU 
Department and the 3rd floor, as well as to his caregivers Paige, Theresa, Natalie, 
Jamie, and Brenda. 
Visitation for Bob will be held at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel on 
Tuesday August 4, 2020 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. 
A Catholic mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday August 5, 
2020 at 10:00am. 
He will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday August 03, 2020

Obituary
Leo J. Clark, 85 of Champion Township, died Sunday morning, August 2, 2020, at 
his home in Champion. He was born August 17, 1934 in Clarksburg, West Virginia 
the son of the late Lester L. and Ruby W. House Clark. He has been a Trumbull 
county resident since 1954. 

Leo was a 1953 graduate of Salem High School in West Virginia. He started working 
at Copperweld in 1954, then was drafted into the U.S.Army in 1957. He served 
active duty for 2 years, serving in Berlin as a military policeman. He retired from 
Copperweld Steel in 1999 after working in the cold draw department for 45 years. 

Leo was a member of the Champion Christian Church and loved spending time with 
his grandsons and his family. He was a 32nd degree mason and was a member of 
Old Erie Lodge No. 3 in Warren, York Rite Chapter No. 10 Royal Arch Masons, 
Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown and the Ali Baba Grotto in Bazetta. He was a 
member of the VFW Post 6549 in Leavittsburg, where he served as Chaplain. Leo 
was an avid league bowler , having bowled on the Copperweld team and also 
enjoyed golfing. 

Leo was introduced to his wife of 54 years, Geneva M. Fenton Clark, at Laurel 
Bowling Lanes during league bowling. They were married at Champion Christian 
Church on June 11, 1966 and she survives as well as one daughter, Debra M. 
(Dave) Yenchocic and one son, James L. (Lori) Clark both of Champion; three 
grandsons, Brandon Clark, David Yenchocic and Caden Clark and his twin brother, 
Cleo M. Clark of Washington, Pa. One sister, Betty Varner preceded him in death. 

A private funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren with the Pastor Ken 
Hopkins Jr. officiating. Family calling hours will be 12:30 until the service time on 
Wednesday. Burial will be at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren. Military honors will 
be accorded. 

The family wishes to express their thanks to Crossroads Hospice and a family 
friend, Heather Kish for the compassionate and loving care shown to Leo. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Champion Christian 
Church, 151 Center St. West, Warren,OH 44481. Online condolences may be made 
to the family and the obituary viewed at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday August 03, 2020

Obituary
Norman Virgil Davis, 65, residing in California, formerly of Salem, passed away at 
10:53 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on August 27, 1954, son of the late Clyde and Janet (Potter) Davis.

All arrangements and services are pending.

Monday August 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Edward James Bell Sr., age 63, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1957 in Mogadore, a son of Gilda 
(Llewellyn) Bell and the late Fred Bell.

Edward was a 1975 graduate of Salem High School. He worked in maintenance at 
Copeland Oaks and he enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his mother, Gilda Bell of Salem; wife, Barbara (Walker) Bell whom 
he married October 17, 1986; children, Edward Bell Jr. of Columbus; Alexander Bell 
of  Vail, CO and Makala Bell of Salem; siblings, Jackie (Jack) Wilson of Kensington, 
Curt (Eva) Bell of Steilacoom, WA, Carla (Bob) Spaite of Columbiana, Rick (Mary) 
Bell of Dillon, CO, Kim (Julie) Bell of Salem and Craig (Jer) Bell of Mt. Wolf, PA. He 
also leaves several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Hope 
Cemetery with a Celebration of Life following the burial. Calling hours will be held 
from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial. For the safety of the Bell family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Edward’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday August 02, 2020

Obituary
Dora M. Gumina, age 80 of Niles, passed away at Hospice House on July 27, 2020. 
Dora was born on March 20, 1940 to Leroy & Violet (Whitehead) Cogan. 

In May of 1958, Dora was united in marriage to Peter Gumina who preceded her in 
death in December of 2011. 

She loved cooking and baking, as well as a sitting around the table playing cards. 
However, Dora will be remembered for her infectious laugh and making memories 
with her family. 

Dora is survived by her daughter Tracy (Derik McIntosh) Gumina-McIntosh; her 
grandchildren: Nicholas & Jenna Gumina and Adalyn & Maisie McIntosh; and her 
sister Jeanie (Bill) Bremner as well as many other relatives. 

Besides her husband of 53 years, Dora was preceded in death by her sons Timothy 
and Robert Gumina, her sister Diane Grubbs, her brothers Larry & Danny Ashburn 
and her parents. 

Cremation has taken place and private services will be held with burial at Niles City 
Cemetery

Sunday August 02, 2020

Obituary
Elaine Burton, age 61 of Warren, passed away on July 31, 2020 at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Elaine was born in Butler, PA on June 
18, 1959 to Milt & Grace (Swartly) Buchman. 

On June 26, 1994, Elaine was united in marriage to her husband David Burton, who 
survives. 

Elaine worked for Safeway as a pricing adjuster. 

Besides her husband of 26 years, Elaine is survived by her brother Norman and her 
sisters; Shirley and Mary Ann. She was preceded in death by her parents and her 
brother Michael. 

Elaine has been cremated and private services will be held.

Sunday August 02, 2020

Obituary
George William Fannin, 60, of Austintown, passed away after a short illness, on 
Tuesday, July 28th, surrounded by his family, at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown. 
Born February 28, 1960 in Akron, Ohio, George is the son of Michael and Barbara 
(Murdock) Fannin. George graduated from South East High in 1979. Upon 
graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. George worked as a correctional 
officer for over 24 years for Trumbull County Correctional Institution. George loved 
the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting the grass. He loved sports 
and enjoyed participating in his “fantasy leagues.” 
George leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Paula (Bosker) Fannin, whom he 
married October 16, 1999; his daughter Ashley Fannin; his siblings Shelly (Mark) 
Johns, Wendy (Frank) Yanni, Sandra Fannin, Michael Fannin and Robert Curtis; 
and his father in law Alfred Bosker. 
George is preceded in death by his parents. George’s family wishes to express 
appreciation to all offering condolences but has elected to not have services at this 
time due to the current pandemic.

Sunday August 02, 2020

Obituary
Ruth Jane (Frase) Yoder, 91, left this world peacefully August 1, 2020 after a long 
and productive life.  Born March 8, 1929 to the late William E. And Vera E. 
(Rindchen) Frase, she spent most of her growing up years as a country girl in 
Fairhope, OH. An unassuming beauty, she won the title of May Queen at Louisville 
High School in 1946 as well as the heart of her high school sweetheart, a young 
aviator by the name of Forest Yoder. She and Forest were married nearly 64 years.

Ruth was a good mother and homemaker, but her life took a dramatic shift when 
she surrendered her heart & will to Jesus Christ, April 29th, 1960.  From that point 
forward, her personal focus in life was to lead others to Jesus.  She wanted to make 
sure everybody with whom she came in contact knew how to prepare for the life to 
come.  That passion made a difference in her family, her neighborhood, and her 
world.  Although she served as a pastor’s wife for many years, two particular 
experiences – a three-year missionary expedition with her husband and children to 
Ndola, Zambia in the 1960’s and a 53-year weekly nursing home ministry in 
Louisville – informed her worldview and were constant points of reference.  She 
leaves behind an abundant spiritual harvest.

In addition to her husband’s passing in 2015, she was recently preceded in death by 
an older sister, Mary Ellen (Wolford).  Surviving younger siblings include Henry 
(Betty) Frase, Geraldine (Tom) Maley, David (Freda) Frase, and William (Beverly) 
Frase.  Also surviving are children Russ (Becky) Yoder of Wooster, Tim Yoder of 
Louisville, and Rebekah Yoder of Louisville; grandchildren Tyler (Cathy) Yoder, 
Jessica (John) Tooley, Greg Stanley, Margot (Arlin) Steiner, Danae Stanley, and six 
great-grandchildren.     

The family will receive friends and a brief graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 5, in Union Cemetery, 8787 Louisville St, Louisville, OH. Stier-
Israel Funeral home of Louisville is handling arrangements for the family.  Memorial 
contributions, if desired, can be made to Haven of Rest Ministries, Akron, OH:  
www.havenofrest.org    Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                            Stier-Israel

Sunday August 02, 2020

Obituary
Megan Rose Ely, 12, of Limaville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 
Aultman Alliance Hospital. Megan was born on October 11, 2007 in Canton, Ohio to 
Robert and Bobbie (Wiles) Ely. Megan had a special heart who was always happy 
and touched the lives of those who knew her.

Megan is survived by her parents; siblings Ashleigh, Robert, Matthew and Autumn; 
grandparents Frank (Jodi) Wiles and Clara Ward. Megan was preceded in death by 
her grandpa George Ward; uncle Nick Ely; great uncle Russell McNeal; great 
grandparents Robert and Mary Wiles and Hazel Eberling.

A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A service of remembrance will take 
place at 6:00 PM at the funeral home on Wednesday with Certified Celebrant David 
Peterson officiating. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Saturday August 01, 2020

Obituary
Glenn L. Hostetler, age 82, of Louisville, Oh passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at 
St. Joseph Care Center following an extended illness. He was born September 26, 
1937 to the late Asa and Ida (Miller) Hostetler. Glenn was a life- long dairy farmer, 
following in his father’s footsteps. He was a member of the Beech Mennonite 
Church, which he attended his entire life, and the farm council 13 for nearly fifty 
years.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; his parents, and his siblings, 
Herma Blosser, Marvin Hostetler, David Hostetler, Nellie Sommers, Edith Stolltzfus, 
Leon Hostetler and Elmo Hostetler. He is survived by his children, Renee (Bob) 
Hathaway, Mitch (Angie) Hostetler and Shannon (Patricia) Hostetler; Eleven 
grandchildren, Ryan Paumier Hathaway, Chelsey Camacho, Robert and Logan 
Hathaway, Brandon, Joshua, Trevor and Nathan Hostetler, Jacob and Madison 
Hostetler and eight great-grandchildren.

The family plans to have a private service at a later date. Online condolences may 
be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                    Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday July 31, 2020

Obituary
Maston Mountz, 29, born May 2,1991 to Steven and Crystal (Harris) Mountz died 
July 27th 2020 in Pittsburgh PA. Maston attended United High School and West 
Branch High School. He had a great love for writing and performing music. Maston 
enjoyed traveling around the country meeting new people and living lifes 
experences. He will be missed and loved by many people whom he has touched in 
so many ways with his kind loving heart and gentle smile. Besides his parents 
Maston is survived by his step mom Angela Mountz, grandparents Lois Mountz, 
Nellie Hamrick and Arden Harris Sr, sisters Paige (Tom) Best, Marrissa Mountz, 
stepsister Chelsea Krol and Nephew Mason Best. He was proceeded in death by 
His Grandfather Kenneth Mountz. Maston faced many challenges in his short life so 
his family would like Memorial contributions made in his honor to Celebrate 
Recovery in care of Damascus Friends Church 28857 Walnut St, Damascus, OH 
44619. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online 
at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring. (330) 938-2526.

Thursday July 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Margaret Jean (Sargent) Sprouse, 77, peacefully left her earthly home for 
her heavenly one on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Salem Community Hospital, 
surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 1, 1943 in Mansfield, Ohio.

She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband of 55 years, David; her only child, 
Cassandra (Kevin) Merolla of Akron; three sisters, Annabelle Barnhouse, Dorothy 
McCullough, Christine (Neal) Scott; two brothers, Edward (Dorothy) Sargent, Billy 
(Mary Anne) Sargent; and several nieces, nephews, and many other friends and 
acquaintances. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosa (Maynard) Cross; 
father, James Sargent, and niece, Courtney Barnhouse.  

Margaret was the first born of her five siblings, living her entire life in the Salem 
area.  She married her sweetheart David on October 25, 1964 and spent most of 
her life as a homemaker.  Margaret loved animals of all kinds and donated her time 
to the Columbiana County Humane Society in her younger years.  She welcomed 
everyone she met with a smile, offered advice every chance she got, protected 
those she loved, and stated that all she ever wanted was her ‘husband and baby’. 
She loved doing word search puzzles, spending time with friends and family, and 
taking care of her house plants and yard. She became the matriarch of the family 
after mother passed, and she will be greatly missed by many.

The family would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to the second-floor nursing staff 
at Salem Community Hospital, Community Hospice and Palliative Care, and Dr. 
Brianne Bagwell.  Memorial donations should be made to the Humane Society of 
Columbiana County, 825 S. Lincoln, P.O. Box 101, Salem, OH 44460.

Family will receive guests at Stark Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, August 1, 
2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow immediately. For the 
safety of the Sprouse family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, do not 
linger, and bring your own mask. Burial will follow at Woodsdale Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Margaret’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday July 30, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Edgar Harrison “Ted” Kromer, 93, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 
2020 at Gillette Nursing Home. 
Born in Cleveland, OH, on June 19, 1927, Ted was the son of Charles and Hulda 
(Everhart) Kromer. The family had moved to Warren in 1943. Ted was self-employed 
investor and antiquarian. 
A long-term member of Trumbull New Theatre, he served as past president and 
directed 36 major productions for the theatre in Niles. He was also a past member 
of the Western Reserve Historical Society 
Ted is survived by his cousins. He was preceded in death by parents. 
A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Crown Hill 
Burial Park at 10:00am with Rev. Beth Giller officiating. Due to COVID-19 there will 
be no calling hours. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Trumbull New Theatre 
Endowment Fund or any worthwhile charity of the donor’s choice. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday July 30, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Denise V. Dixon, age 59, of East Palestine, died on Wednesday, 
July 29, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown.

She was born on August 14, 1960 in Winthrop, MA, a daughter of the late John and 
Dorothy Hutchinson Sarkisian.

Denise had worked as a clerk at Walmart in both Calcutta and Chippewa for a total 
of seventeen years.  Spending time with her family was her favorite pastime.  She 
enjoyed family cookouts and loved visiting with friends and family.  Denise had a 
heart of gold and will be remembered as a kind and giving person.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn A. Dixon, Sr; son, Dustine Dixon of Lisbon; 
daughter, Justine Bowley of Lisbon, OH; step son, Glenn Dixon, Jr. of Lisbon; step 
daughter, Leanne Dixon of Baden, PA; four sisters, Valerie Sarkisian, Donna 
Deroach, Debbi Sarkisian, and Monique Sarkisian all of Orlando, FL; three brothers, 
Barry Sarkisian of West Palm Beach, FL, Paul Sarkisian of Orlando, FL, and Jackie 
Sarkisian of Orlando, FL.  Denise is also survived by many grandchildren.

Per the families wishes, no services will be held.

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

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

Thursday July 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Gordon Bailey Hite, age 88, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. Gordon was born February 24, 1932 in Pikeville, KY, a 
son of the late, Eliga and Alma (Spears) Hite.

Gordon worked as an enameler at Eljer Plumbingware. He was a member of 
Damascus Friends Church. Some of his joys were tinkering around the house and 
spending time with his grandchildren, where he loved watching their sporting 
games.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gracy A. Blackburn, whom he married July 11, 
1951; one son, Larry Bailey Hite (companion Debbie Gibson) of Kentucky; two 
daughters, Patricia (Steve) Andres of Salem and Sherri (Tom) Boosz of Salem; two 
sisters, Christine (Jim) Miller of Salem and Lula Mae Cline of Salem; two brothers, 
Southie and Cecil (Sue) Hite both of Pikeville, KY; five grandchildren, Becky Beall, 
Jeff Andres, Kristi Hite, Michael and Bailey Boosz; five great-grandchildren, Jaret 
Andres, Luke Beall, Leighanna Hite, Maddy and Jackson Andres.

Besides his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Blackburn, 
and two brothers, Herman and Bill Hite.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. For the safety of the Hite family and visitors, please adhere to social 
distancing, and bring your own mask. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, 
Beloit.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Gordon’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday July 30, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Louis "Lou" McPherson, Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday evening, 
July 29, 2020 at his home.

Mr. McPherson was born on May 23, 1929 in Rochester, PA, son of the late Louis 
and Edith Campbell McPherson.

Louis had worked as a machinist for Babcox and Wilcox Ambridge plant for 30 
years. Lou served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Smith, whom he married on April 
28, 2000; daughter, Merri Lou McPherson of Kent; sons, Bryan (Tammy) McPherson 
of Macon, GA and Louis McPherson, III of Warren; step daughters, Connie (Jimmy) 
Laughlin and Marsha (Robert) Davis all of Rogers; a sister, Mary Ellen Lehman of 
Beaver, PA; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by first wife, Marilyn Fry McPherson; sons, Ross 
McPherson, and Jeffrey McPherson, sisters, Lila Joyce Wilson and Rosealie; and a 
brother, Carlise “Muggs” McPherson.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohio Living Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road 
Building E Suite 201 Canfield, OH 44406.

No services are being held for Lou, per his request.

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

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
Jacquelyn A. “Jackie” Schrank King, 93, formerly of Howland, passed away Monday 
evening, July 27, 2020 at Windsor House of Champion. She was born August 29, 
1926 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur and Cathrine Sheridan 
Schrank. 

Jackie was a 1944 graduate of South High School in Youngstown. She was 
employed in the traffic department of the Ohio Bell Telephone Company in 
Youngstown for several years before assisting in the family business, King Quality 
Furniture in Warren. An avid golfer, she was a charter member of Bristol Springs 
Country Club. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and gardening. Jackie will 
lovingly be remembered for her infectious laugh and silly pranks. 

She married Robert L. King on October 15, 1949 and resided in Warren for most of 
her life. Robert preceded her in death on February 4, 1987. 

Jackie will be deeply missed by her son, Randy (Lori) King, her four grandchildren, 
Nate (Kati) King, Tyler (Kendal) King, Ryan King and Emily (Brian) Worhatch and 5 
great-grandchildren, all in the Columbus area. 

Besides by her husband and her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by one 
sister, Mary Lou Kuti. 

A private burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, where Jackie will be laid 
to rest next to her husband, Bob. 

The family would like to thank her caretakers at Shepherd of the Valley of Warren 
and Windsor House of Champion for their care and compassion for Jackie during 
her lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Donations can be made to fight 
Alzheimer’s disease at alz.org in memory of Jacquelyn. Arrangements were 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. 

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

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
Vienna – Mary Estella Shaffer, 84, passed away Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020 at 
Sharon Regional Hospital. 
Mary was born on February 7, 1936 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late 
Forrest and Mary Shaffer. 
She was a Registered Nurse at Northside Hospital in Youngstown until she retired. 
She was a member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Vienna. 
She will be deeply missed by her sister, Carol (Richard) Rodgers. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gene Shaffer and 
Robert Shaffer 
A Requiem Mass will be held at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church located 
at 291 Scoville Dr. in Vienna, on Friday July 31, 2020 at 10:00AM. 
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Bristolville Township. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
Lucy Janet Ambrose passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020. She was born on 
December 9, 1922 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Mary Teresa Audia and Pasquale 
Maluso. Her family moved to Youngstown when she was 5 years old and resided on 
Oregon St, the Westside. She was a 1941 graduate of Chaney High School. Lucy 
married Frank Ambrose on September 15, 1945 soon after he returned from fighting 
World War II. Thereafter, she resided on the city’s south side and for many years in 
Austintown. Lucy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and 
gracious homemaker. She will always be remembered for her generosity, strength of 
spirit and her ability to make friends with all she encountered. Lucy loved to bake 
and would share bags of biscotti and pizzellas’ with her family and friends. She also 
made a great rendition of Briar Hill pizza for which she is well remembered by all. 
She loved to dance and listen to Italian music. One of her greatest joys was picking 
fresh peppers and tomatoes for drying and sauce at local farms. She never knew 
when to stop! 
Lucy was a founding member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Austintown, where she was 
an active member of the St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild and Garden Club and served as 
a Eucharistic Minister. In addition to her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by her 
husband Frank (1996), sisters and brothers, Mary (Maluso) Barber, Rose (Maluso) 
Pupio, Joseph Maluso, Samuel Maluso, Theresa (Maluso) Stockli, and Sarah 
(Maluso) Carsonie and a grandson Joseph A. Ambrose. Lucy leaves behind to 
mourn her passing and celebrate her life, her children and their spouses Frank 
Ambrose (Kathy), Joseph Ambrose (Elia), Donald Ambrose (Karen), Mary Ambrose 
Shaw (Dan) and her brother John Maluso and his wife Claire. She leaves ten 
grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. There will be 
a private service due to the COVID outbreak for family at St. Joseph Church in 
Austintown on July 31, 2020. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am with a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery, 
Youngstown. 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
 Ward M. (Bud) Tuttle, age 91, of Alliance, passed away early in the morning on 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Alliance Community Hospital.

He was born November 18, 1928 in Knightstown, Indiana to Benjamin and Fern 
(Dennis) Tuttle.

 Bud graduated from Mount Union College in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in 
Accounting and Finance. At Mount Union, he was a member of the ATO fraternity.

 Bud served in the US Army from 1950 – 1952 and was stationed in Germany for 
part of his service.

 He had a long career as a Finance and Accounting professional, holding 
management positions, e.g. Comptroller with Alliance Machine, ET Rugg Company 
and Northern Petrochemical. He then bought and operated Lake Cable Travel 
before selling the business and travelling the world.

 Bud visited 6 continents, 103 countries and all 50 states. He also truly enjoyed 
being a parent and grandparent, playing golf, bridge and board games and 
gathering with his friends for Wednesday dinners and Monday coffee. He also was 
an avid sports fan supporting Mount Union, Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns.

Bud was married to Arden E. (Davis) Tuttle, his world-travelling partner, for 68 years 
before her passing in 2018.

 Bud was a member of Christ United Methodist church. He was very active in the 
Alliance community life. In 2009, Bud and Arden were awarded the Alliance Mayors 
Citizenship award for continuous involvement in the Alliance Community. Some of 
his civic memberships included Rotary, Shriners, Indian Guides, and Cub and Boy 
Scouts. He also was a long time member of Alliance Country Club.

  Survivors include : 3 children in Atlanta, Ga – Jeff Tuttle, Jim (Beth) Tuttle and 
Joyce Tuttle and 1 son in Columbus, Indiana – Randy (Edna) Tuttle; Brother, Robert 
(Marilyn) Tuttle of Harrisburg, Virginia; and 7 grandchildren, Josh Tuttle of State 
College, Pennsylvania, Jaime (Martin) Gutfeldt of Chicago, Illinois, Ben Tuttle of 
New York, NY, Courtney Tuttle of Atlanta, Georgia, Cristy (Derek) Hanke of 
Columbus, Indiana, and Megan and Bryan Tuttle also of Columbus, Indiana.

  Calling hours will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 1st at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

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

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
 Michael L. Schenk, age 66, of Beloit, passed away Tuesday July 28, at the 
Cleveland Clinic.

  He was born April 26, 1954 in Alliance, and was a 1972 graduate of West Branch 
High School.

  After graduation Michael went on to serve his country as a decorated Army combat 
veteran from 1975 – 1995 serving in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

  Upon his retirement from the armed forces, he went on to further his education at 
Youngstown State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business 
Management in 1998. Michael then continued to serve his country for 10 years as a 
CPA in the Department of Defense Accounting Services (DAFS) until his retirement 
in 2018.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Steffanie whom he married 
September 22nd, 1974; four children; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 
one brother, Chris Schenk of Damascus.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 15 at 4:00 p.m. on the family 
farm.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic 
Hospice 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
Jonathon W. Gullet, 47, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in the Salem 
Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, after taking ill in his home.

All arrangements are pending.

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Obituary
Jacqueline “Jackie” Spitale, age 81, of Louisville, OH, beloved wife, mother, 
grandmother, aunt and devoted friend to many, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020. 
She was born November 19, 1938 in Akron, OH to the late William and Elva 
(Heibner) Kroah. She was a longtime member of St. Louis Catholic Church in 
Louisville, where she and her best friend, Judy Edwards, organized and led the 
bereavement committee and brought comfort to scores of grieving family members 
in their time of loss.

Jackie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Michael Spitale; two daughters, 
Christine (Bruce) Seemann and Angela (Bob) Begert; her son, Tom (Dawn) Spitale; 
a sister, Patty Hughes; a brother, William (Carole) Kroah, Jr; five grandchildren, 
Sarah Spitale, Thomas Spitale, Carly (Kyle) Whitsett, Angelina Seemann and 
Gianni Spitale, great-grandson, Killian Whitsett and another great grandchild 
Whitsett due in December. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a 
sister, Donna Jones and a brother, Raymond (Jan) Kroah.

Adored by everyone who knew her, Jackie loved God, life, people and especially 
her family.  She worked tirelessly for the purpose of making everyone around her 
feel comfortable, happy and cared for.  Her enthusiasm for everything she did was 
infectious and her concern for others, especially the less fortunate, was genuine.  
Everyone would agree – in times of crisis, Jackie was the one person you most 
wanted around you.  

Perhaps the truest mark of her character was the fact that, despite the ravages of 
Alzheimer’s, she maintained the sweetest disposition that anyone had ever seen of 
someone in that condition.  Though she will be missed by so many, Heaven truly 
gained an angel when she passed from this world.  

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Hospice in Louisville, Ohio for 
the wonderful love and care that they gave to Jackie over the last few years of her 
life.    

The family is delaying the celebration of her life.  They are hoping that by waiting a 
few weeks, more family and friends can safely attend a memorial service. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Obituary
Mary Jean Bayless formerly of North Benton, Ohio died at the age of 94 at 
Copeland Oaks retirement community where she resided for the past 12 years. She 
always went by her middle name Jean. Born June 6, 1926 in Newton Falls, Ohio. 
Jean was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Silveus who preceded her in 
death. 

Jean married George Bayless in November 1946 and they remained married until 
his death in January 1, 2008, 

Jean obtained a bachelor’s degree in History from Youngstown State University at 
the age of 45 and a masters in Library Science shortly thereafter from Slippery Rock 
University. She was employed by Higbee’s Department store in downtown 
Youngstown, and assisted her husband for many years as secretary and 
bookkeeper for their multiple businesses. 

Jean and her husband loved traveling throughout the United States and Europe, as 
well as, antiquing and gardening. In her later years she was an avid Cleveland 
Indians fan. 

Survivors include one son, Gary (Virginia) Bayless of Florida, one daughter Ellen 
(Phil) Seibold of Georgia and four grandchildren: Neal (Deanna) Bayless, Eric 
(Vanessa) Bayless, Kimberly (Mike) Riegert, Todd (Summer) Morrison and three 
great grandchildren Grace Ayers, Elliot and Luke Morrison. 

Services will be private due to Covid19. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can 
be made to Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Obituary
Norma M. Kucensky-Vasilchek, age 89, of Louisville, passed away Sunday July 26, 
2020. She was born in Canton, Ohio on Dec. 17, 1930 to the late Charles and Hilda 
(Palmer) Flanigan. She retired from Ohio Bell Telephone Co. as a supervisor.

Norma was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Kucensky and her 
second husband, Edward Vasilchek. She is survived by three sisters, Dorothy 
Belles, Betty Munger and Wanda Nero; two brothers, Ray (Pat) Flanigan and 
Charles “Bud” (Judy) Flanigan; three stepsons, James, David, Mark and their 
spouses; numerous step- grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private Graveside services will be 11 AM Thursday at Forest Hill Cemetery in 
Canton with Rev. Dr. Larry Hinkle officiating. There will be no calling hours. On line 
condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                           Stier – Israel Funeral 

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - William Earl Mitchell, Sr., age 67, of East Palestine, died on 
Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his home in East Palestine.

He was born on October 14, 1952 in Lisbon, OH, son of the late Earl Mitchell and 
Ella Mae Binder.

William had worked as a Truck Driver with Dalton Sanitation and was Methodist by 
faith. He enjoyed building and fixing anything, He could take nothing and turn it into 
something. William was also an NHRA Fan.

William is survived by his fiancé, Terri Lyn Cline of East Palestine and his son, 
Joshua Mitchell of East Palestine.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, on Thursday, July 30, 
2020, at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. To protect the 
families that we serve, our staff, and you, we ask that all visitors use face masks 
and follow the social distancing protocol.

A private family funeral service will be held.

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

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

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Obituary
Cheryl Lynn Baxter (Dickson), 47, of Hanoverton passed away Saturday, July 25, 
2020, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH.

She was born on February 1, 1973, in Canton, OH, to Brenda Dickson (Sines) and 
the late Terry Gene Dickson Sr.

Cheryl’s passion was her son, Kye, and spending quality time with him. Coming 
from a large family, she looked forward to and treasured times spent together. 
Cheryl loved country music, especially live, and enjoyed attending concerts when 
given the opportunity.

Cheryl is survived by her son, Kye Baxter, of Hanoverton and mother, Brenda 
(Sines) Baxter, of Pennsylvania. In addition, she is survived by siblings; Sandy 
Jones of Hanoverton, Gary Dickson of Pennsylvania, Terry Dickson of Alliance, 
Brian (Carol) Dickson of Lisbon, Chad Dickson of New Jersey, Shawn Dickson of 
Minerva, and Emily (Kevin) Sines-Kelly of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her father, Cheryl was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Dickson.

There will be no services.

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

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
James “Jimmy” Vincent Carano, Jr, 56, of Boardman, passed away surrounded by 
his family, on Saturday, July 25th, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. 
Jimmy was born on December 27, 1963 in Youngstown, Ohio and was the son of 
James V. and Mary (Rulli) Carano, Sr. He was a 1983 graduate of Boardman High 
School and a member of St. Charles Church. 
Known as “Jimbo” to his friends, he was the life of all parties. He had an 
entrepreneurial spirit and knew how to get a good laugh out of everyone he met. 
He leaves to share his memories, his mother Mary Carano of Boardman; his brother 
Nick (Susan) Carano in Virginia; his nephew Jonathan Carano of Boardman and 
many relatives and friends. 
Private services will be held and a memorial service will be announced at a later 
date.

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
Don Allen, 72, of Vienna passed away on July 24, 2020. He was retired from WCI 
Steel in Warren where he was a millwright who worked in the 56” Hot Strip Mill for 
42 1/2 years. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his 
grandsons grow. 
Don will be deeply missed by his wife of 46 years, Mary Kay; daughter, Jen (Thom) 
Peters; son, Chris (Kiki) Allen; grandsons, Max, Sam, and Colton. 
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting since he was nine years old. In 
his spare time, he also liked to fish, take walks, work on crossword puzzles and 
word searches, and be a Mr. Fix-It for family and friends. 
Don was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hubbard. 
Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where a private service was held. 
Arrangements were handled by Lane Family Funeral Home – Madasz Chapel in 
Brookfield. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Delbert D. Conn, 60, passed away Saturday evening, July 25, 
2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born August 23, 1959 in Morehead, Kentucky, 
a son of Hollie and Hazel (Porter) Conn. Delbert was employed by Mac Industries. 
He loved being with family, especially his grandchildren. Delbert enjoyed riding 
motorcycles. He loved the outdoors and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is 
survived by his mother, Hazel; his daughter, Jennifer L. Conn of Morehead, KY; his 
step-daughter, Donna (Daniel) Macovitz of Youngstown; his siblings, Karen L. 
Segesto of Austintown, Tabitha A. Conn of Austintown, Fredda L. (Tom) DeMain of 
Mineral Ridge, Larry (Terri) Conn and Fred (Lynne) Conn both of Austintown; his 
grandchildren, James Lovesse, Taylor Perl and Shawn Perl and his great-
grandchildren, Tyler, Jr. and Arriyah. Delbert was preceded in death by his father, 
Hollie and his brother, Delmar D. Conn. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. this evening 
at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral Ridge Chapel, followed by a Service at 7 
p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family to help defray funeral 
expenses.

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
Kathy M. Kelly, 62, of Alliance, died on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center.

She was born on October 14, 1957, in Fostoria, Ohio, the daughter of the late 
James and Barbara (Guthrie) Shook.

Kathy moved to the Salem area in 1971, before graduating from United Local High 
School in 1974. She enjoyed her role as a homemaker and fostered that love 
through her crocheting. In addition, Kathy enjoyed playing bingo during her free 
time, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by son; Chad Kelly, of Paris, siblings; Peggy (Tim) Gandee, Mary 
Bob Sinsley, Lisa Hutter, all of Salem, and Tonia Yoho, of Leetonia, numerous 
grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by son Bradley Kelly.

There will be no services held.

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

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Armida Righetti, age 92 died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Blossom Nursing 
and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 10, 1928 in San Vittorino, Abruzzo, 
Italy, daughter of the late Paolo Antonio and Crementina (Cialone) Berardi.

Armida worked as a housekeeper for a local resident for six years, retiring in 1990 
and previously Salem Convalescent Center for 12 years. She was a member of St. 
Paul Catholic Church. She loved cooking, baking, crocheting, needlepoint flowers, 
gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her husband, Alberto Righetti whom she married March 1958 preceded her in death 
in 1981.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Righetti and Mark (Kathrine) Righetti, both of 
Salem; one sister, Anna Maria Ionnazzi of L’Aquila, Italy; brother, Silvano Berardi of 
L’Aquila, Italy and four grandchildren, Joe, Nicholas, Dominic, Maximilian

Besides her parents, two sisters, Lina Lisi and Licia Capulla also preceded her in 
death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be 
held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Stark Memorial. For the 
safety of the Righetti family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, do not 
linger and bring your own mask. Entombment will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Armida’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Armida Righetti, age 92 died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Blossom Nursing 
and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 10, 1928 in San Vittorino, Abruzzo, 
Italy, daughter of the late Paolo Antonio and Crementina (Cialone) Berardi.

Armida worked as a housekeeper for a local resident for six years, retiring in 1990 
and previously Salem Convalescent Center for 12 years. She was a member of St. 
Paul Catholic Church. She loved cooking, baking, crocheting, needlepoint flowers, 
gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her husband, Alberto Righetti whom she married March 1958 preceded her in death 
in 1981.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Righetti and Mark (Kathrine) Righetti, both of 
Salem; one sister, Anna Maria Ionnazzi of L’Aquila, Italy; brother, Silvano Berardi of 
L’Aquila, Italy and four grandchildren, Joe, Nicholas, Dominic, Maximilian

Besides her parents, two sisters, Lina Lisi and Licia Capulla also preceded her in 
death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be 
held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Stark Memorial. For the 
safety of the Righetti family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, do not 
linger and bring your own mask. Entombment will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Monday July 27, 2020

Obituary
Roy C Miller, 79, of Louisville passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Roy (Sonny) 
was born May 30, 1941 to the late Roy E. and Ruth (Graber) Miller. He graduated 
from Glenwood High School where he broke the track record in shot put and discus 
throws. He was also a graduate of The Ohio State University, and was an intern to 
the professor in the Ag College. He played football, basketball, and golf on OSU IM 
league teams, and was an enthusiastic Buckeye fan. He was an active member of 
The Ohio State Alumni Association.

Roy was humble and selfless. His simple pleasure was a doughnut or piece of pie. 
He had a servant's heart, and was eager to lend a helping hand. Roy was a man of 
faith, and regularly attended the Louisville Christian Church. He was employed by 
Zurich Insurance Group, and also raised field crops and steers on Miller Farms with 
his son, Steve. He loved nature and being outdoors, taking the family out to eat, and 
visits to his alma mater. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy, he 
was never too busy to spend time with them. He was a strong advocate of their 
education, and passionate supporter of their participation in sports. The legacy of 
his gentle spirit, and the core values he instilled in them will live on. He was Papa. 

Roy is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Melisa and Michael Libertore, his son, 
Steven R. Miller, and their mother, Charlotte Miller; granddaughter Caitlyn and Joe 
Neff; grandsons, Clay Libertore and fiancé Anna Bauhof; Christopher Libertore; and 
great-grandson, Cash Daniel Neff; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Bill 
Ruch, Elnor and Larry Miller, Donna and David Wilson, Chester Miller and several 
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by beloved sister, Charlotte Jean 
Miller; brother-in-law, Don Sommers, and Don's grandson, Eric Alger.  The family 
would like give special thanks to Joscelyn Greaves for her many years of medical 
care and friendship to Roy.  

II Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith.

A private family service is being planned at the Louisville Christian Church with 
Pastor Rick Brown officiating.

Sunday July 26, 2020

Obituary
Mary Ellen Wolford, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Friday, July 24, 2020. 
She was born July 11, 1927 in Augusta, OH to the late William Ellsworth and Vera 
Ellen Frase.  She worked at Winter’s Foundry and Machine Shop and then was a 
secretary for Atty Lynn George until she left to attend Malone College for her 
teaching degree.  She was always very active in the church she attended and she 
was a meal’s on wheels volunteer for 44 years. Her last church membership was at 
the Chapel in Marlboro.

Mary Ellen is survived by two daughters, Ellen (Bob) Klimm and Denise (Bob) 
Soboleski; two sisters, Ruth Yoder and Gerry (Tom) Maley; three brothers, Henry 
(Betty), David (Freda) and William (Beverly) Frase; step-son, William (Joyce) 
Wolford Jr; step-daughter, Nancy (Jim) Carrie; three grandchildren, eight great-
grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents Mary Ellen 
was preceded in death by her husband, William Wolford in 2003, her son, Earl Park 
Harris and one grandchild, Michelle Renee.

Mary Ellen will be laid to rest in South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, OH. The family 
is planning a service to celebrate her life for a future date. Online condolences may 
be left for the family at  www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Saturday July 25, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Jo Ann Smith, age 53 died Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home. She was 
born April 17, 1967, daughter of James and Carol (Manypenny) Thompson.

Jo Ann was a 1985 graduate of West Branch High School and graduated from 
Raphael School of Beauty. She was a hairdresser for 35 years, loving her job and 
clients. Jo Ann attended Abundant Life Fellowship in New Waterford. She loved 
going to the beach, dancing and being around people, especially her grandchildren. 
Jo Ann never met a stranger.

Survivors include her parents, James and Carol Thompson of New Waterford; three 
sons, Kyler (Kaitlin) Smith of Salem; Kasen Smith of Sebring and Kolton Smith of 
Salem; four grandchildren, Kruz, Kinsley, Kenna and Carter; niece, Cameryn, 
nephew, Cole; brother, James (Debra) Thompson of Doylestown and.fiancé, Alan 
Sewell of Youngstown

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Calling hours will be held from 5:00-8:00 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 and 
10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. For the safety 
of the Smith family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, do not linger, 
and bring your own mask. Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit at 
a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to University Hospital, Seidman 
Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Jo Ann’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday July 25, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Hannah Elizabeth Schnorrenberg, age 25 died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born November 6, 1994 in Youngstown, 
daughter of Daniel Schnorrenberg and Darla (Simpson) Schnorrenberg.

Hannah was a 2013 graduate of Forest High School in Ocala, FL and a student of 
Kent State Salem. She was a bartender at the Salem Italian American Club and 
previously worked at the Elks Lodge. Hannah was very creative and enjoyed 
crocheting, woodburning, enjoying beach life and loved her Harley Davidson. She 
was known for her great sense of humor.

Survivors include her parents, Darla Schnorrenberg of Salem and Daniel 
Schnorrenberg of Spring Hill, FL; maternal grandmother, Gladys Simpson of Salem; 
paternal grandfather, Richard Schnorrenberg of Ocala, FL; sister, Ashley Spitalsky 
of Bedford; and brother, Eric Crawford of Minerva.

Preceding her in death was maternal grandfather, Walter Simpson and paternal 
grandmother, Cheryl Schnorrenberg.

A Celebration of Hannah’s life, that will include open sharing, will be from 1:00-3:00 
p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Stark Memorial. For the safety of the Schnorrenberg 
family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, do not linger, and bring your 
own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Hannah’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday July 25, 2020

Obituary
Linda Sue Evans died peacefully after a long illness on July 24, 2020 at Hospice 
House in Poland. Linda was born in Youngstown to William J. and Alma J. Morgan 
on May 17, 1946. She grew up the south side, attended Bancroft School and then 
Woodrow Wilson where she was an honor student and a member of the school 
choir and drama club as well as other school activities. After her high school 
graduation in 1964 she attended Youngstown State University where she earned the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts in English. Linda’s career goal was to teach English to 
high school students. She began her career at Jackson-Milton Local Schools in 
1968 teaching English to ninth and tenth grade students. In addition to her teaching 
duties Linda served as Junior Class Advisor helping students plan seventeen 
Junior/Senior Proms. She continued to further her education at YSU and received 
her MA in English in 1985.
While teaching at Jackson-Milton she met her husband, David, also a teacher at the 
school. The couple was married on August ninth of 1969. They taught together for 
29 years and retired together in 1997. 
After retiring Linda pursued her interest in reading, cooking, gardening and 
especially hobby of counted cross-stitch for which for which she was awarded many 
Canfield Fair prize ribbons. 
Linda was a life long church member. She attended John Knox Presbyterian Church 
as a young girl, Brownlee Woods Presbyterian after her marriage and most recently 
Heritage Presbyterian where she served as elder, clerk of session, sang in church 
choir and participated in many other church activities. 
Together Linda and David traveled throughout the United States, Canada and 
Mexico. European travel trips to Spain, Italy, France and return trips to England, 
Scotland and Wales. 
Linda will be remembered by her husband, David, her cousins Debbie Stanley 
(Aaron), Patty McCombs and Susan Krobusek, Nancy Alexander (Dennis), Kathy 
Moff (David), David A. Kramer, Carl V. Thompson (Evelyn), Don Thompson and by 
the other members of the Kramer and Thompson families. 
Due to Covid 19, private services will be held. Material tributes may be made to the 
choir fund of Heritage Presbyterian Church.

Friday July 24, 2020

Obituary
POLAND – Donald “Don” D. Williams, age 78, died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 
Greenbriar Healthcare Center in Boardman. He was born April 28, 1942 in 
Youngstown, son of the late David and Mattie (Beckman) Williams.

Don was a 1960 graduate of South High School and a 1975 graduate of 
Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. He served in the 
United States Air Force Reserves. Don was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church. 
He worked at WKBN as production assistant/television camera person. Don loved 
painting, art, and remodeling.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila (Jackson) Williams of Poland, whom he married 
August 7, 1971; a sister, Joetta Tonti of Salem and a niece, Wendy Broache.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park in Youngstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Ave., 
Youngstown, OH 44512.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Donald’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday July 24, 2020

Obituary
Cortland - Dr. Robert Michael "Mike" Bell, also known as “Doc”, age 50, of Cortland, 
died on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his home in Cortland.

He was born on November 1, 1969 in Columbus, OH, a son of Kathryn Adams Bell 
and the late Dr. Richard T. Bell.

Mike had worked as a Chiropractor in Cortland for nearly 22 years, owning and 
operating Bell Family Chiropractic Clinic.

He was a member of many professional and recreational organizations.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman and sportsmen often teaching friends how to hunt, 
golf and fish. Like his father, being in the woods, golf course or on a body of water 
brought him great joy. As a son of a veterinarian, he owned and trained many 
beloved pets which adored him. And as a chiropractor, he helped many people in 
our community achieve more healthier and active lives. Mike's full body grin and 
laugh will be fondly remembered. 

He is survived by his mother, Kathryn “Katie” (Jim Bonney) Bell of Cortland; two 
brothers, Richard “Tav” (Roger Bayus) Bell Jr. of Rotonda West, FL, and 
Christopher “Chris” (Amy) Bell of Cortland, and by his sister, Heather (Jarrod) Kane 
of Leetonia.  Also surviving are his four nephews, Alex Bell, Morgan Kane, Brennon 
Kane, and Ethan Kane, and a niece Ava Scott.

Mike was preceded in death by his best friend and father, Dr. Richard T. Bell, Sr.

Private family services were held.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public celebration of life will be held at a later 
date.

Mike will be laid to rest along side his father at Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Obituary
Donald Raymond Moler, a researcher and inventor, died on July 20 at the age of 90. 
Born in Girard in 1930 and raised in Niles, Donald attended Jefferson Elementary 
and Washington Junior High and graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 
1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951 where he served on the destroyer USS 
TURNER, DDR 834 and attained the rank of 2nd Class Boiler Tender. He later 
attended Valparaiso College in Indiana, studying electronics. 
Don had an impressive career in the fields of communications, electronics and 
physics: at Goodyear Aircraft he worked on the Mace and Matador missile program, 
at Hamner Electronics he designed high energy field test equipment, at RCA he 
contributed to the Nimbus weather satellite, at Yale University he supported the 
research of some of the greatest minds in the physics department including Nobel 
Prize winner Willis Lamb and William Bennet, at Bell Laboratories he pursued 
plasma research in connection with the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactors at Princeton 
University and MIT. Upon returning to Ohio, he worked at Magnetic Analysis where 
he invented ground breaking testing systems that saved the company millions of 
dollars. 
Don was active in politics at the local and national levels, and had many hobbies 
including ham radio, inventing, fishing, the Trumbull Canoe Club, camping and 
spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for learning and for passing 
what he learned on to others. He was a great teacher, inventor, builder and fixer of 
all things big and small. Don worked hard but never forgot to have fun. He learned 
to scuba dive and skydive. He loved to skate, fly kites and build and fly model 
airplanes with his kids. His lifelong passion for learning and creativity touched 
everything he did and everyone he knew. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Judy and his brother Lewis and sister 
Tracene. He is survived by his brother Lawrence, his sisters Phyllis Jobes and 
Kathleen Kozora, his children Gary Moler, Eric Moler, Nancy Moler, Jeffrey Moler, 
Donna Hall, Gregory Moler, Todd Moler, and Vonnie Mrva, his step Johnny Banish, 
20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 24th from 11:00 AM to 
12:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held immediately following at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. In keeping with current 
practices, we ask that social distancing be observed, and masks be worn.

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Obituary
Donald Raymond Moler, a researcher and inventor, died on July 20 at the age of 90. 
Born in Girard in 1930 and raised in Niles, Donald attended Jefferson Elementary 
and Washington Junior High and graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 
1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951 where he served on the destroyer USS 
TURNER, DDR 834 and attained the rank of 2nd Class Boiler Tender. He later 
attended Valparaiso College in Indiana, studying electronics. 
Don had an impressive career in the fields of communications, electronics and 
physics: at Goodyear Aircraft he worked on the Mace and Matador missile program, 
at Hamner Electronics he designed high energy field test equipment, at RCA he 
contributed to the Nimbus weather satellite, at Yale University he supported the 
research of some of the greatest minds in the physics department including Nobel 
Prize winner Willis Lamb and William Bennet, at Bell Laboratories he pursued 
plasma research in connection with the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactors at Princeton 
University and MIT. Upon returning to Ohio, he worked at Magnetic Analysis where 
he invented ground breaking testing systems that saved the company millions of 
dollars. 
Don was active in politics at the local and national levels, and had many hobbies 
including ham radio, inventing, fishing, the Trumbull Canoe Club, camping and 
spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for learning and for passing 
what he learned on to others. He was a great teacher, inventor, builder and fixer of 
all things big and small. Don worked hard but never forgot to have fun. He learned 
to scuba dive and skydive. He loved to skate, fly kites and build and fly model 
airplanes with his kids. His lifelong passion for learning and creativity touched 
everything he did and everyone he knew. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Judy and his brother Lewis and sister 
Tracene. He is survived by his brother Lawrence, his sisters Phyllis Jobes and 
Kathleen Kozora, his children Gary Moler, Eric Moler, Nancy Moler, Jeffrey Moler, 
Donna Hall, Gregory Moler, Todd Moler, and Vonnie Mrva, his step Johnny Banish, 
20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 24th from 11:00 AM to 
12:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held immediately following at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. In keeping with current 
practices, we ask that social distancing be observed, and masks be worn.

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Obituary
Donald Raymond Moler, a researcher and inventor, died on July 20 at the age of 90. 
Born in Girard in 1930 and raised in Niles, Donald attended Jefferson Elementary 
and Washington Junior High and graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 
1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951 where he served on the destroyer USS 
TURNER, DDR 834 and attained the rank of 2nd Class Boiler Tender. He later 
attended Valparaiso College in Indiana, studying electronics. 
Don had an impressive career in the fields of communications, electronics and 
physics: at Goodyear Aircraft he worked on the Mace and Matador missile program, 
at Hamner Electronics he designed high energy field test equipment, at RCA he 
contributed to the Nimbus weather satellite, at Yale University he supported the 
research of some of the greatest minds in the physics department including Nobel 
Prize winner Willis Lamb and William Bennet, at Bell Laboratories he pursued 
plasma research in connection with the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactors at Princeton 
University and MIT. Upon returning to Ohio, he worked at Magnetic Analysis where 
he invented ground breaking testing systems that saved the company millions of 
dollars. 
Don was active in politics at the local and national levels, and had many hobbies 
including ham radio, inventing, fishing, the Trumbull Canoe Club, camping and 
spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for learning and for passing 
what he learned on to others. He was a great teacher, inventor, builder and fixer of 
all things big and small. Don worked hard but never forgot to have fun. He learned 
to scuba dive and skydive. He loved to skate, fly kites and build and fly model 
airplanes with his kids. His lifelong passion for learning and creativity touched 
everything he did and everyone he knew. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Judy and his brother Lewis and sister 
Tracene. He is survived by his brother Lawrence, his sisters Phyllis Jobes and 
Kathleen Kozora, his children Gary Moler, Eric Moler, Nancy Moler, Jeffrey Moler, 
Donna Hall, Gregory Moler, Todd Moler, and Vonnie Mrva, his step Johnny Banish, 
20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 24th from 11:00 AM to 
12:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held immediately following at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. In keeping with current 
practices, we ask that social distancing be observed, and masks be worn.

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Obituary
Donald Raymond Moler, a researcher and inventor, died on July 20 at the age of 90. 
Born in Girard in 1930 and raised in Niles, Donald attended Jefferson Elementary 
and Washington Junior High and graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 
1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951 where he served on the destroyer USS 
TURNER, DDR 834 and attained the rank of 2nd Class Boiler Tender. He later 
attended Valparaiso College in Indiana, studying electronics. 
Don had an impressive career in the fields of communications, electronics and 
physics: at Goodyear Aircraft he worked on the Mace and Matador missile program, 
at Hamner Electronics he designed high energy field test equipment, at RCA he 
contributed to the Nimbus weather satellite, at Yale University he supported the 
research of some of the greatest minds in the physics department including Nobel 
Prize winner Willis Lamb and William Bennet, at Bell Laboratories he pursued 
plasma research in connection with the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactors at Princeton 
University and MIT. Upon returning to Ohio, he worked at Magnetic Analysis where 
he invented ground breaking testing systems that saved the company millions of 
dollars. 
Don was active in politics at the local and national levels, and had many hobbies 
including ham radio, inventing, fishing, the Trumbull Canoe Club, camping and 
spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for learning and for passing 
what he learned on to others. He was a great teacher, inventor, builder and fixer of 
all things big and small. Don worked hard but never forgot to have fun. He learned 
to scuba dive and skydive. He loved to skate, fly kites and build and fly model 
airplanes with his kids. His lifelong passion for learning and creativity touched 
everything he did and everyone he knew. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Judy and his brother Lewis and sister 
Tracene. He is survived by his brother Lawrence, his sisters Phyllis Jobes and 
Kathleen Kozora, his children Gary Moler, Eric Moler, Nancy Moler, Jeffrey Moler, 
Donna Hall, Gregory Moler, Todd Moler, and Vonnie Mrva, his step Johnny Banish, 
20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 24th from 11:00 AM to 
12:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held immediately following at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. In keeping with current 
practices, we ask that social distancing be observed, and masks be worn.

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Glenda M. Hrosch, 78, passed away Tuesday morning, July 21, 
2020 at Canfield Place. She was born August 3, 1941 in Youngstown, a daughter of 
William G. and Mary (McMaster) Gillie. Glenda was a self-employed Cosmetologist 
for many years and retired as a Vending Attendant Supervisor with AVI 
Foodsystems in 2003. Glenda was a member of St. Christine Church. She loved all 
God’s creatures and for many years, she bred and showed Shelties. Glenda and 
her husband Paul, enjoyed visiting Las Vegas and attending YSU football games. 
She was a football and baseball fan, especially of the Cleveland Indians. Glenda’s 
husband of 61 years, Paul M. Hrosch, whom she married August 9, 1958, died 
February 12, 2020. She is survived by her daughters, Glenda (Ed) Wheland of 
Mebane, NC and Michelle (James) Itts of Austintown; her son, Paul J. (Tammy) 
Hrosch of Springfield; her sister, Rose (Leo) DiVencenzo; her sisters-in-law, Patty 
Gillie and Laurie Gillie; her brother-in-law, Ron Fuller; her grandchildren, Ed (Hilary) 
Wheland, Joshua Wheland, Mary Ellen Wheland, Emilie (Andrew) Cahill, Shawn 
Wheland, Matthew Wheland, Lauren (Tom) Jenkins, Shayla Fischer, Alyssa (Dyllon) 
Lafferty and Marlaina Hrosch and her great-grandchildren, AJ, Kaycie, Jackson, 
Tyler, Mason, Ryan, Luke, Dawson and Beau. Besides her parents and husband, 
Glenda was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Fuller and her brothers, Jack and 
Bob Gillie. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may gather at St. Christine Church 
for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday.

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Obituary
Tyler E. Wales passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, of a heart attack at the age of 
53.  He was born June 16, 1967 in Salem, Ohio to Larry and Sandy (Evans) Wales. 
He graduated from East Palestine High School in 1985.

Tyler worked in masonry with Jon Oliver Construction for a number of years. He 
spent countless hours volunteering and umpiring youth baseball. He will be 
remembered for his quick wit, ability to make everyone laugh and being a dedicated 
sports fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In addition to his parents of East Palestine he is survived by, grandmother Jerry 
Evans, fiancé Robin Miller, son David (Makayla), daughter Ashleigh, grandson 
Braylen, four sisters; Aaron (Porterfield) of Columbus, Chaney (Mike) Nezbeth of 
New Springfield, Pary Raley and Cortney (Kris) Wischerman both of East Palestine; 
nephews, Will, Trent, Connor, Jacob, Grant, Ethan, Clayton, Cameron, Jordon and 
Seth, nieces Maggie, Alexi, Kerrigan, Quin and Paige; great nephews, Theon and 
Dimitri, great nieces; Gabriella and Eleanor; Uncles Ted (Donna) Evans of Salem, 
Tom (Melody) Evans, Aunts Patty (Denny) Sugar, and Bonnie Evans all of East 
Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted Evans, Robert and Rose Wales 
and Thelma Wales, and two uncles Timothy Evans and Robert Wales. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at 
Van Dyke Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. To protect the families that 
we serve, our staff, and you, we ask that all visitors use face masks and follow the 
social distancing protocol. 

Family and friends may view this obituary and send some of their favorite memories 
to www.familycareservice.com

Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
HOMEWORTH – Georgia A. McCoy, age 61 died Monday, July 20, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born May 27, 1959 in Youngstown, daughter of 
the late George and Gloria (Adams) Christie.

Georgia worked at Mellinger’s Nursery as head packer for nine years. She enjoyed 
horses and camping.

Survivors include her husband, Edward McCoy II; two sons, David McCoy and 
Edward (Melinda) McCoy III; sister, Gloria McDowell; brother, George Christie and 
five grandchildren, David McCoy Jr., Brandon McCoy, Lillyann McCoy, Edward 
McCoy and Samuel McCoy.

Besides her parents, two sisters, Donna Burkey and Dolly Woods also preceded her 
in death.

No services will be held.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Servicees.

To view Georgia’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday July 20, 2020


Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – James Robert Brown, age 64, passed away at Salem Regional Medical 
Center. He was born November 17, 1955 in Knoxville, TN, son of the late Raymond 
Lee and Deltha (Brinyark) Brown.

James worked as a machine operator for American Wire and Cable. He is Baptist 
by Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Paula M. (Everard) Brown whom he married November 
10, 1979; three daughters, Angela (Mark) Dannemiller, Christina M. (Shylo) Carnes 
and Amber Brown, all of Salem; two sisters, Kathy (Marty) Satterfield and Marlene 
Goodman, both of Knoxville, TN; two brothers, Freddy (Christine) Brown and 
Michael Brown, both of Knoxville, TN; nephew, James Tilson of Knoxville, TN, and 
four grandchildren, Audriana Lanum, Mackenzie, Hunter and Landon Carnes.

Besides his parents, a sister, Shirley Robertson and five brothers, Philozan, 
Raymond Jr., Harvey, Howard and Tony Brown also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. A livestream of the service will be available on the funeral home 
Facebook page. Calling hours will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 
and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

For the safety of the Brown family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, 
do not linger and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view James’ obituary send condolences, or order flowers visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
New Springfield - Robert A. Burt, 61, of New Springfield, passed peacefully on 
Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home in New Springfield.

He was born on August 28, 1958 in Salem, OH, son of Richard Merle and Clara 
Miller Burt.

Robert had worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Less Contracting. He 
enjoyed hard work, being outdoors and spending time with his children and 
grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Bobbi Jo Burt of Canal Winchester; a son, 
Anthony Scott (Sara) Burt of Bowling Green; his mother, Clara Miller Burt of 
Columbiana; a sister, Cara Burt-Orr of Columbiana; two Grandchildren, Deanna 
Burt, Joey Burt and a Life Long Friend, Ruth A. Burt of Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by his father Richard Merle Burt.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. To protect the families that 
we serve, our staff, and you, we ask that all visitors use face masks and follow the 
social distancing protocol.

Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
Marysue M. Laszacs, 85 

Marysue M. Laszacs, 85 of Mineral Ridge died Friday evening at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center, Youngstown. Marysue was born January 27, 1935 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of the late Lucius and Florence (Pershing) McIntyre and was a lifelong 
area resident. She worked in quality control for Packard Electric for 30 years, 
retiring in 1985. Marysue was a faithful and active member of Ohltown United 
Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer and belonged to golf leagues at Yankee 
Run, Tamer Win, Reserve Run, Old Avalon and Pine Lakes. She enjoyed bowling 
for over 30 years and was a member of the “Try Hards League.” Marysue loved 
dancing, boating and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. 
She had a flair for fashion and a great sense of humor. She was a wonderful 
entertainer and cook, and according to her children, she made a great chicken 
paprikash. Marysue was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will 
be dearly missed. Marysue leaves a daughter, Laurene (John Reilly) Cataline of 
Beachwood; a son, James (Kathy) McGowan of Hubbard; two step-daughters, 
Tracy (Bob) Starkey of Brighton Twp., PA, Lori (Craig Davis) Bruce of Patterson 
Hts., PA; daughter-in-law, Donna McGowan of Cottontown, TN; eight grandchildren, 
Robert McGraw, Lawrence McGowan, Crysta McGowan, Allison Huckins, Jane 
Stenson, Raymond Cataline; Morgan McGowan, Madison McGowan; four step 
grandchildren, Shaun Stewart, Stephanie Geary, Michelle Schinke, Marshall Bruce 
and 12 great grandchildren. Marysue also leaves her brother, Robert (Marilyn) 
McIntyre of Canfield and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence McGowan, whom she married 
April 12, 1958 and died August 13, 1972; her second husband, Edward Laszacs 
whom she married in 1977 and died November 28, 2010; her son, Lawrence 
McGowan; a step-daughter, Linda Stewart and a grandson, Philip Cataline. There 
will be a Celebration of Life service at a later date. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel. In lieu of flowers, 
the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Ohltown United 
Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Rd., Mineral Ridge 44440. 

Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
Howard Martin “Marty” Dean Jr., 65, passed away Friday July 17, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital. Marty, as he was known, was born September 22, 1954 in 
Elkins, WV, the son of Howard M. and Eva Gail (Moore) Dean. He was a graduate 
of Louisville High School, class of 1972 and worked for TLX as an over the road 
truck driver. Marty enjoyed watching NASCAR and riding his motorcycle. He leaves 
his wife the former Mary Jo Stallman, whom he married June 9, 1973, three 
children, Randy (Erin) Dean, Angie Huhn, and Kayla Dean all of Austintown, eight 
grandchildren, David, Raylan, Cheyenne, MacKenzie, Riley Jo, Malakai, Kadance 
and Ava, one great grandchild Liam, as well as one brother, Douglas (Denise) Dean 
of Canton, and Crystal (Jack) Williams of Hampton, VA. A celebration of life will be 
held at a later date. Professional services were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.

Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
Scott J. Steinhauser, 53 of Cortland, died Sunday morning, July 19, 2020, at St. 
Elizabeth Belmont Medical Center in Youngstown. He was born March 19, 1967 in 
Warren, the son of the late Frederick Clyde and Rose Marie Richman Steinhauser. 

Scott was a 1987 graduate of Maplewood High School and received his associate 
degree in criminal justice in 1989 from Kent State University Trumbull campus. He 
worked as a patrolman with the Youngstown Police Department and was a SWAT 
team member for 20 years, until his disability retirement in 2009. 

Scott was a member of St. Robert Catholic Church in Cortland. He was a member 
of the FOP Blue Knights and participated in the 911 fund raising motorcycle runs to 
New York City for numerous years. He was a member of the FOP and a 33 year 
member of the Cortland Moose Lodge No. 1012 in Mecca. Scott especially loved 
hunting and fishing with his three sons and his Tobias family cousins. 

He is survived by his wife, Jodirae "Jodi" Bates Steinhauser, whom he married July 
18, 2008; three sons, Dalton (Marissa DeFrancesco) Brown of Howland, Dylan 
Brown of Girard and Dawson Brown of Kent; one sister, Shelly (Ronnie) Roberts of 
Bazetta; two nieces, Danielle (Jason) Tenney and Lindsay (Shawn Gregg) Evans 
and two great nieces, Gianna Tenney and Lillian Gregg. 

A celebration of Scott's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted 
to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cortland Moose Lodge No. 1012, 6400 
State Route 46, Cortland,OH 44410. Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Monday July 20, 2020

Obituary
New Springfield - Robert A. Burt, 61, of New Springfield, passed peacefully on 
Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home in New Springfield.

He was born on August 28, 1958 in Salem, OH, son of Richard Merle and Clara 
Miller Burt.

Robert had worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Less Contracting. He 
enjoyed hard work, being outdoors and spending time with his children and 
grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Bobbi Jo Burt of Canal Winchester; a son, 
Anthony Scott (Sara) Burt of Bowling Green; his mother, Clara Miller Burt of 
Columbiana; a sister, Cara Burt-Orr of Columbiana; two Grandchildren, Deanna 
Burt, Joey Burt and a Life Long Friend, Ruth A. Burt of Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by his father Richard Merle Burt.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. To protect the families that 
we serve, our staff, and you, we ask that all visitors use face masks and follow the 
social distancing protocol.

Sunday July 19, 2020

Obituary
GREENFORD – Edward Jon Schaefer Sr., age 68, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 
his home. He was born July 27, 1951 in Salem, son of the late Bert and Margaret A. 
(Herman) Schaefer.

Edward was a 1969 graduate of Greenford High School. He previously worked at 
Crucible Steel in Midland, PA, and International Harvester in Boardman. His passion 
was farming and enjoyed riding his Harley. Edward was a member of Greenford 
Lutheran Church, was a Green Township Trustee for 24 years, a volunteer of Green 
Township Fire Department for many years. He loved volunteering at Three C’s 
Community Outreach and the Big Reach Center of Hope at Greenford Christian 
Church.

Survivors include his wife, DeErla (Martin) Schaefer whom he married October 2, 
1970; son, Edward Jr. (Jennifer) Schaefer and daughter, Janet Yeagley both of 
Greenford; two brothers, Dan Schaefer of New Springfield and Chuck Schaefer of 
Columbiana and five grandchildren, Connor, Kate and Olivia Yeagley of Greenford 
and Evan (Sarah) and Luke Schaefer of Greenford.

Besides his parents, a son-in-law, David A. Yeagley also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Greenford 
Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Knauff officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Stark Memorial and 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery in Greenford.

For the safety of the Schaefer family and visitors, please adhere to social 
distancing, do not linger and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Three C’s, P.O. Box 24, 
North Lima, OH 44452, Big Reach Center of Hope, 11767 Lisbon Rd., Salem, OH 
44460 or charity of donor’s choice.

To view Edward’s obituary or send condolences, or s visit www.starkmemorial.com

Saturday July 18, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Tony Angelona Jr., 72, passed away on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 
Gaston Hospital in North Carolina. 
Tony was born on August 3, 1947, in London, West Virginia, the son of Antonio and 
Margaret (Elkins) Angelona. On August 25, 1990, Tony married Rebecca (Kosztyo) 
Angelona and were married for 29 years. 
He was a retired US Army Sergeant and had served during the Vietnam War. He 
had received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and 
the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was also in the Ohio National Guard, 324 MPCO, 
retired Sergeant First Class 2007. 
He was very proud to be sober for 23 years. Tony was an AA Leader who lead many 
meetings over the years. He had made many friends and helped a lot of people to 
sobriety. 
There were many things that Tony enjoyed doing. He loved to hunt deer in West 
Virginia and pitched horseshoe for years at the VFW N.F. Tony was a member of the 
Trumbull Moose 186 VFW 1090 He liked the adventure of travel and going to 
casinos. His passion was umpiring. Tony was a USA umpire of over 35 years and 
was proud that he made it to the National Tournaments. More than anything, Tony 
loved spending time with his grandchildren. 
He will be missed deeply by his wife, Rebecca; his brothers Fred (Donna) Angelona 
and Michael (Bonnie) Angelona, both of West Virginia; his granddaughter Shyan 
Angelona; his great granddaughter Emma Thomas; and many others. 
Besides his parents, Tony is preceded in death by his two sons Adrian (Paul) and 
Tony Angelona III. 
Visitation for Tony will be held at Lane Funeral Homes, Robert-Clark Chapel on 
Wednesday July 22, 2020 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm, with the service starting at 
7:00pm. 
Tony will be laid to rest on Thursday July 23, 2020 at Ohio Western Reserve 
National Cemetery at 9:30am. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday July 18, 2020

Obituary
Dr. George H. Thomas, 92, passed away on July 18, 2020, at his home in Alliance, 
Ohio.  A memorial service to remember and honor his life will be held at the 
Cassidy-Turkle Funeral Home at a future date due to the current need for social 
distancing.

  George was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 4, 1928, and began the first 
phase of his life as the only son of a poor carpenter.  He was a talented musician 
and attended Curtis music school where he studied oboe under Marcel Tabuteau.  
Though he left his formal study of music behind, he continued to enjoy and perform 
on the oboe, the flute, and the harmonica.  He shared his love of music and his 
talent throughout his life until his deafness made it impossible to continue.

  After deciding not to pursue a professional career in music, he attend seminary 
and became an ordained Methodist minister.  He then received his PhD in 
Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.  He came to Alliance in 1963 to teach at Mount 
Union where he taught philosophy and theology for 30 years until his retirement in 
1993. He was a renowned Berkeley scholar and he spent a year in Ireland on 
sabbatical to study his work.  His interests in different philosophers and the courses 
he developed and taught changed over the years but his favorite was always a 
course entitled, “Man’s Search for Meaning.”  It was a reflection of who he was and 
what he valued throughout his life, the importance of finding meaning in life and of 
having strong guiding principles to live by.

  His hobbies and interests were many, including being an expert marksman, a kite 
builder and flier, an auto mechanic, a linguist, a world traveler, a musician, and an 
animal lover, especially of his three cats.  After his retirement from Mount Union, he 
could most often be found at Arby’s, where he became a central figure in the “turtle 
clan,” a group of other retired professors, family and friends who would gather to 
solve the world’s problems and share their lives.  Many people know him as a 
friendly face at Arby’s where he would sit for hours every day until his health made it 
difficult and eventually impossible.

  George has a quote by George Sand posted on his refrigerator which says, “There 
is only one happiness in life—to love and be loved.”  George was a loving man who 
was loved by many and who will be greatly missed.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com

Saturday July 18, 2020

Obituary
Audrey Ann Favazzo, daughter of Nicholas and Lindsay (Keiser) Favazzo passed 
away unexpectedly at Akron Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

  She was born June 24, 2020 in Canton and was an angel who brought pure joy to 
those whose lives she touched during her brief time with us.

  Audrey was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her parents; sister, Gianna 
Favazzo; paternal grandparents, Jim and Kathy Favazzo; maternal grandparents, 
Tim and Rhonda Keiser; uncle, Jimmy Favazzo, Jr.; and aunts, Kellie and Stephanie 
Keiser.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com

Saturday July 18, 2020

Obituary
Jennifer Lynn Mobley nee Worley, age 52 passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at 
Community Care Center in Alliance after a lengthy illness. She was born September 
29, 1967. She was preceded in death by both her parents. She was a life long 
resident of Alliance. She was employed for many years at Burger Hut (the home of 
the best sausage gravy ever). She leaves behind her loving Husband Frank; Two 
Sisters; Cheryl and Lora. One Brother; Chuck, A daughter Valerie. Nieces; Felicia, 
Angela, Lora, Nikki and Leslie. She was dearly loved by her mother-in-law; Joyce 
(Mama). Her carefree, gentle spirit will be missed by all that knew her.  At her 
request cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Friends and family 
may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements 
are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Martha Jane Hubbs, 88,  died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living in 
Salem.

Martha was born November 24, 1931 in Kensington, OH, a daughter of the late 
James and Leola (Bashaw) Becknell.

Martha was a 1949 graduate of Minerva School. She worked at Salem Regional 
Medical Center in the Dietary and Physical Therapy departments for 23 years.

Martha was a member of Phillips Christian Church.  Some of her favorite past-times  
were reading, quilting, needle working, and painting.

She is survived by her husband Mickey, whom she married Dec. 23, 1955; one son, 
Michael (Catherine) of Marbelhead,OH; three daughters, Danelle (Mike) Soroka of 
Austintown, Cheryl (Tim) McQuiston of Beloit, and Holly (Steve) Ash of Columbia, 
SC; two brothers, Bill (Linda) Becknell of Minerva and Dan (Betsy) Becknell of New 
Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Melanie, Aaron, Matthew, and Mitchell; four great-
grandchildren, Taylor, Kayla, Cameron, and Katelyn.

Besides her parents, Martha was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Bernet; 
and two brothers, Harold and Larry Becknell.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 1:30 p.m at Stark Memorial.

Friends and family will be received one hour prior at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at Hope Cemetery.

For the safety of the Hubbs family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing 
and bring your own mask.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Martha’s obituary send condolences, or order flowers visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Frank Rondinelli, 48, passed away unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth Hospital on July 
14, 2020. Frank was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 23, 1971 the only son of 
John and Patricia M. (Perline) Rondinelli. Frank was a lifelong resident of 
Youngstown graduating from Austintown Fitch High School in 1989. He had a strong 
work ethic that motivated him to start two of his own businesses. For the past 20 
years, Frank owned and operated Rondinelli Lawn Care and Landscaping, and 
recently established Rondinelli Roll Offs. He also was a former gym owner of Body 
Shop – Total Fitness for 7 years where he shared his passion for working out. 
Frank lived life to the fullest socializing at restaurants with family and friends. He 
had a love for motorcycles, cars, and animals. Frank was proud of his Italian 
heritage shown by the numerous tattoos that he displayed. Frank’s memory will be 
carried on by his life partner and best friend of 20 years, Annette Constantino; his 
mother Patricia Rondinelli; his sister Lisa (Mark) Colabella and three nephews 
Dominic, Matthew, and Anthony, who knew Frank as the “Cool Uncle.” He will also 
be missed by his faithful canine companion, Sofia. Frank was preceded in death by 
his father and grandparents. Visitation for Frank will be held on Sunday, July 19th 
from 4:00-6:00 PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. .Private 
funeral services will be held with burial at Poland Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. In keeping with current 
practices, we ask that social distancing be observed and masks be worn if possible. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Richard (Rick) Coons of Cortland, Ohio passed away at the Concord Care Center of 
Cortland at the age of 67 years on July 8th, 2020. Rick was born on January 7th, 
1953 in Warren, Ohio to George Coons and Frances Keyser Coons Ganard. Rick 
graduated high school from Warren G. Harding in 1971 and then went on to 
graduate with a B.S. in Education from Kent State University. Rick was employed for 
21 years at Bloom Industries in Warren and prior to that was a self-employed 
carpenter. 

Rick enjoyed the Browns, Indians, golfing, and yes mowing his lawn. Earlier in his 
life he was an avid hiker. Two of his most memorable hikes were two months on the 
Appalachian Trail and a one-month trek on the Island of Maui. He was extremely 
proud of his two grown sons Ryan and Cody and was always eager to talk about his 
two grandchildren Desmond and Lydia. He will be fondly remembered by family and 
friends as an honest, talented, and caring man. He possessed the ability and 
inclination to start up a conversation with anyone and leave them feeling special. 
His carpentry skills were unsurpassed. 

Mr. Coons is survived by his son Ryan and daughter in law Emily Dawson of 
Worcester, Ma. and two grandchildren Desmond and Lydia Dawson. Also, son Cody 
Coons and Kate Zajc of Hilliard, Ohio. Brother Michael and Deborah Coons of 
Manitou Beach, Mi. Sister in law Saundra and Glen Buller, Grand Rapids, Mi. 
Nephews and Nieces: Tim and Robyn Coons, Mi., Tom and Kris Coons, Ky., Corbin 
Coons, Mi., Kinson Coons, Mi., Kendra Coons, Mi., Kaitlyn Coons, Mi., Noel and 
Jaeden Coons, Ky., Uncle Paul and Considine Cousins, Oh. 
Preceded in death by parents George Coons and Frances Keyser Coons Ganard, 
Warren, OH. Brother Terrence Coons, Grand Rapids, Mi. 

Rick's most proud accomplishment was his victory over his long battle with 
alcoholism. His sudden passing found him sober, happy, and with a renewed self-
confidence. He will be missed but never forgotten. 

A private graveside interment at All Souls Cemetery will be held at a future date. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Warren Family Mission, 
P.O. Box 311 Warren, Ohio 44482. Services entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel.

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
"Together Again"

Salem- Colleen F. Stoll, 67, died July 15, 2020.

Colleen was born in Canton, OH on January 10, 1953, a daughter of the late James 
and Lucile (Sunderman) McKee.

She was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School and Kent State University.  Colleen 
was an RN for over 30 years, most recently at the Mahoning County Jail, before 
retiring several years ago.

A few of her favorite pastimes were watching I Love Lucy and Judge Judy, getting 
her nails done, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her husband, James W. Stoll, whom she married Oct. 9, 1982, died Sept 30, 2016.

 

She is survived by two sons, Brian (Autum) Stoll of Salem and Brett (Cody) Stoll of 
Canfield; and four grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Colleen was preceded in death by two brothers, 
Douglas McKee and William Sunderman.

Due to the current health situation there will be no services or calling hours.

Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

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

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Arthur Murray Cunningham, age 85, of Homeworth, passed away Wednesday 
afternoon, July 15, at home surrounded by family.

Murray was born in Lowellville, Ohio on August 15, 1934 to Alberta (Callahan) and 
Arthur M. Cunningham. The family moved to Alliance in 1939, where his father 
opened a branch of his family’s furniture business.

A 1952 graduate of Alliance High School, Murray attended Mount Union College 
where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. Murray earned his private Pilot’s 
license in 1952, followed up on his love of all things aviation by graduating from 
Embry-Riddle College of Aviation in Miami, Florida, earning his Airframe and Power 
plant Certification.

Upon his graduation in 1955, Murray married his fellow AHS classmate and partner 
for the next 64 plus years, Barbara Sue Stoffer, a 1955 graduate of the Aultman 
school of Nursing. Together they raised three children.

Murray worked at Poorman Aviation, in Canton, for several years, eventually joining 
his father in the family furniture business, becoming president of Cunningham 
Furniture upon the death of his father in 1965. Murray grew the business over the 
ensuing years and was an active member of the Alliance Jaycees, Rotary Club and 
the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Alliance for many years.

Murray did not forsake aviation, however, and went on to earn his instrument and 
commercial pilot ratings, as well as ratings in Seaplanes, Glider, Multi-Engine, and 
Aerobatic, Flight Instruction, and Inspector certifications.

He loved the freedom he found in the sky and would share it with anyone who 
wanted a ride in one of the many planes he loved to maintain and restore over the 
years, as a hobby. From Cubs and Taylorcrafts, Cessnas to two Stearman Bi-
Planes. For many years he and other local pilots would give rides to youth dealing 
with restrictions of Muscular Dystrophy, giving them a chance to trade in their chairs 
to fly above the clouds for a while.

In 1968, he and Barbara moved the family just south of Homeworth to a plot of land 
where he could have room for a private airstrip, Crosswind Meadows, which is 
maintained today.

In 1998, Murray was awarded the Taylorcraft ‘Old Timers Aviation Pioneer of the 
Year’ Award. After nearly 70 years of providing quality home furnishings and flooring 
to Alliance and the surrounding area, Murray retired in 2005. He maintained the 
carpeting end of the business until 2018 with the help of installers and partners 
Robert & Patty Zerby.

Murray cared deeply for his employees, his community, and most of all his family, 
who will always cherish this man who could fix just about anything, laughed easily 
and often and rarely passed up a chance to get his tractor stuck in the mud- often 
pushing the envelope while mowing too close to the swamp.

 Murray is survived by his sister Judith (Harold) Frank.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Barbara, who passed away on March 1st of this 
year, and his parents.

He is also survived by his three children, Beth Cunningham, Jim (Lois) Cunningham 
of Homeworth; and Jill (Tim) Swinger of Richmond, VA; three grandsons, Ryan 
(Jayme) Cunningham of the home, Joshua (Karen) Cunningham of Chagrin Falls, 
and Clay W. Swinger of Richmond, VA and Clemson SC; great-grandchildren, 
Arianna, Gavin, Rowan, and Elliott Cunningham.

A special thank you to Patty, Kristine, Marilyn and New Franklin United Methodist 
Church for all their wonderful help, support and friendship. Donations in Murray’s 
name may be made to New Franklin United Methodist Church or plant a tree and 
take the time to watch the clouds drift across a blue sky.

Cremation will be by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Memorial service will be held on Monday July 20, 2020, at the Cunningham family 
home at 6150 Bayard Rd. Minerva, OH 44657 at 6:00 p.m. parking on the Runway- 
watch for signs and a tent.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Catherine O. Justice, age 82, of Columbiana, died on Friday, July 17, 
2020 at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on June 13, 1938 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late LaClair and 
Roberta Cunningham Nelson.

Catherine had worked as a Salesperson for JC Penny for nearly 40 years and was a 
member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Columbiana.  She enjoyed taking family 
vacations to Geneva on the Lake, but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her 
grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, D. Eugene Justice, whom she married 
on October 14, 1958; two daughters, Barbara J. (Ronald) Dattilio of Salem, and 
Susan M. Treep of Leetonia.  Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Lucas 
(Melanie) Dattilio of Uniontown, and Jacob Dattilio of Salem.

Catherine was preceded in death by a son in-law, Dick Treep.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to: Dementia Society of America at 
www.dementiasociety.org

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

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

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Edward L. Anderson II, age 48 of Alliance passed away Tuesday,  July 14, 2020. He 
was born  November,23, 1971 to Linda Skelding and Edward Anderson.  He is 
survived by  his Parents; Linda Skelding and Edward Anderson,  Brothers; Shawn 
(Sheila) Anderson and Paul (Mary) Anderson, Daughter; Autumn Rose, Cousins; 
David (Lori) Conrad, KC (Brook) Fredrick, and Tom Westfall.  Several  other 
extended family including Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. His favorite things to do 
included: spending time with his family, riding his horse; Dancer, camping, hunting 
and enjoying the great outdoors. Visitation will take place at Dean's Funeral Home 
256 W Ohio Ave Sebring , Saturday July 18, 2020 from 1-3pm. Funeral will follow at 
3pm with Pastor Brandon Wilbur officiating. Online condolences can be shared at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Friday July 17, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana- Randall Hoyt Barnes, 68, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 
Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, FL.

Randall was born November 26, 1951 in Salem, a son of the late Robert W. and 
Margaret Louise Deem Barnes.

He had been a truck driver for Ed Wilson and Son Trucking, Inc. Randall was a 
member of Greenford Christian Church where he volunteered as an usher and 
greeter and was involved in Big Reach and bible study. While enjoying Nascar he 
helped with Motor Racing Outreach at Michigan International Speedway. He also 
enjoyed camping, bowling, and coaching softball, baseball, basketball and bowling. 
Most of all he loved being with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Senior, whom he married September 11, 
1981; his daughter, Stephanie (Adam) Peak of Columbiana; four sons, Duane 
Barnes, Jason (Amanda) Barnes and Randy (Cami) Barnes all of Lisbon and Eric 
(Erica) Neiheisel of Garrettsville; thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild; two 
sisters, Sandra (Willis) Smith and Susan White both of Columbiana; four brothers, 
Russell (Diane) Barnes of Columbiana, Roger (Diana) Barnes of Galion, Michael 
(Viola) Barnes of Reston, VA and Ronald Barnes of Springfield, OH; and a brother-
in-law, Larry Walters.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Lee Treleven and Patty Walters, and 
two brothers, Robert Barnes, Jr. and Richard Barnes.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Greenford 
Christian Church with Sean Kelly officiating.

Contributions in Randall’s memory may be made to Big Reach c/o Greenford 
Christian Church 11767 Lisbon Rd., Greenford, OH 44422 or Gary Barnes 
Foundation c/o 139 Maple Dr. Columbiana, OH 44408

Thursday July 16, 2020

Obituary
Glendale,AZ - Louise A. Landsberger Yacullo ,93, formerly of East Palestine, 
passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 in Arizona where she had been residing.

She was born on June 6, 1927 in East Palestine, OH, daughter of the late William 
and Edna Pike Landsberger.

Louise was a homemaker and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman 
Catholic Church. when she was living in East Palestine.

Her husband, Dominic J. Yacullo, whom she married on June 27, 1986, preceded 
her in death.

Louise is survived by her sister, Evelyn (Jerome) Bailey of East Palestine and 
Margaret Stratton of Greer, SC; a daughter, Jane Martin, a grandson Jason Martin 
and two great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, William, Edward, Fred, Albert, 
Charles Elvie and Frank Landsberger; and two sisters, Edna Knight and Virginia 
Artrip.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Van 
Dyke-Swaney Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. To protect the families that we 
serve, our staff, and you, our neighbors and friends, we ask that visitors use face 
masks and follow the social distancing protocol.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Father 
Christopher Cicero officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Palestine.

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

Thursday July 16, 2020

Obituary
Jimmy Papatoukakis, 65, Wellsville, died on Tuesday, July 6, 2020, at his home.

He was born on August 21, 1954, in Canton, the son of the late Nikolaos and Mary 
(Lewis) Papatoukakis.

He is also survived by two sisters.

No services are to be held at this time. 

Thursday July 16, 2020

Obituary
On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 5:41 am, Warner P. Hale of Boardman, Ohio, fell 
asleep in the "LORD JESUS CHRIST” at the age of 93. Born September 17, 1926, 
in East Akron Tallmadge, Ohio, in Summit County, to Warren and Gladys (Hannah) 
Hale.

He was preceded in death by parents Warren and Gladys Hale, his 1st wife Norma 
Anne (Blethen) Hale of 37 years and his 2nd wife, Mary Lou Fiscus Hale of 16 
years. Sister, Alberta Hockenberry, and Brother, Charles Hale. 

Survived by four sons, Warner B Hale his wife Kathleen, Brian C Hale his wife 
Susan, Matthew D Hale his wife Deborah, Jock M Hale and his wife Kristen. Nine 
grandchildren Sarah, Katie, Matthew, Beth, Rachel Clark, Miriam Galifant, Emily 
Rinaldi, Naomi, and Daniel Hale. 18 great-grandchildren, a niece Linda Hockenberry 
and a nephew David Hockenberry, Stepchildren; son; Duane Culler and two 
daughters; Sue Yozzo and Wendy Greschaw. 

Warner was a World War ll veteran who served in the United States Navy, held the 
rank SS2C Seaman 2nd Class served on the AIRCRAFT- CARRIER, USS 
CASABLANCA CVE-55  Helmsman FROM 1943-1946. And a stint on the Battleship 
USS TEXAS BB-35 his military SS2C MOS- helmsman, signalman, and artillery 
from 1942 -1946.  Warner had a youthful passion for thoroughbreds horses. And 
trained horses in New Hampshire. At Rockingham Park where he met his soul mate, 
our mother, Norma, who was from New Hampshire. Our dad, also, trained 
thoroughbred racehorses in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
New Mexico, and Texas for Senator Red Berry of Texas and Fred Astaire in 1950. 

In March-April of 1984, Warner had an encounter with the Living Christ, God’s only 
begotten Son, and bowed his knee and his heart and repented of sins believing 
upon LORD Jesus Christ to be his personal Savior and LORD, also, water baptized 
and baptized filled with Holy Ghost until the DAY he lay down and slept with his 
fathers. Warner was a soul winner a General In the Army of the Most High God. He 
enjoyed sharing the gospel of God and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ with 
any and all that had an ear to hear. Warner also was a member of Pilots for Christ 
for many years. Also, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews as a 
Patriarch Fellowship ABRAHAM MEMBER for more than ten years. Warner road 
motorcycles mountain climbing DIRT bikes after returning home from his service to 
this nation. Enjoyed fly fishing for trout, tying flies, and was a pheasant and deer 
hunter for years. Had an on-going interest and passion for working with his hands 
from construction to sewing leather tack, sketching, and drawing he was an artist. 
Drove Semi tractor-trailer and managed four separate thoroughbred racehorse 
facilities, two in Ohio, one in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey. Warner Hale was 
associated with a number of churches and fellowships in the community: Abundant 
life in Columbiana, Ohio, Boardman Victory Church, Calvary Assembly of God (now 
Bridge of Hope) in Boardman, Ohio, Christian life Center Church in Canfield, Ohio, 
Real Life Assembly Ohio of God in Salem, Ohio, Loves True Spirit Ministries in 
Canfield. A private committal service with Military Honors will be conducted at the 
cemetery for family. We ask that all monetary gifts go directly to Word of the Lord 
Ministries, Rev. David Johnson PO Box 655 Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981-0655. That 
the Great Commission might be fulfilled and that it might honor our LORD, Jesus 
Christ and our Heavenly Father and fulfilling the wishes of OUR DAD WARNER 
HALE!

 

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Obituary
Sarah L. Mummert, age 99, of Alliance, passed away Tuesday July 14 at McCrea 
Manor. Per her wishes no services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Obituary
Leroy Williams, age 61 passed away unexpectedly at home Sunday, July 12, 2020. 
He was born May 8, 1959. Private cremation will take place per his request and no 
public services will be held. Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Obituary
BALTIC, OH – Daniel Spanagel Berndt, age 82, formerly of Salem, went to be with 
his Lord and Savior Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Oak Pointe Nursing Home in Baltic. 
He was born May 23, 1938 in Canton, son of the late Carl and Jane (Spanagel) 
Berndt.

Daniel was a 1956 graduate of Jackson High School, attended Kent State 
University, and served in the United States Army. Daniel founded many companies 
over the years including Hanoverton Feed & Supply in Hanoverton, OH, Royal 
Lubricants in Canton, OH, Quaker Supply in Salem, OH, and along with his wife, 
The Supplement Station in Salem, OH.

He attended Connecting Point Chapel in Beloit, OH. He was also an active member 
of the Salem Preservation Society. He was a generous and loving father and 
grandfather and will be missed by all.

His wife, Sue Ann Berndt whom he married September 26, 1964 preceded him in 
death May 29, 2019.

Survivors include his brother, Fred (Polly) Berndt of Uniontown, OH, son, Dan S. 
(Kym) Berndt of Traverse City, MI, daughter, Kris (Glen) Evert of Fresno; six 
grandchildren, Emily and Jon Berndt; Jay Gillespie, Luke (Ashley) Evert, David 
Evert, Olivia Evert, and great-grandson, Elias Evert.

A private graveside service will be held at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Ronald Theodore Thompson, 67 of Kinsman, died Sunday afternoon, July 12, 2020, 
at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born July 27, 1952 in Warren, the son of the 
late Dale C. and Carol M. Thompson. He had been a resident for many years at 
Boyd's Kinsman Home in Kinsman. 

Ron attended Howland schools and Fairhaven School. He was a member of the 
Church of Jesus Christ in Kinsman. Ron loved country music, dancing, crafts and 
coloring. He especially liked sweet tea, preferring a little tea with his sugar. 

He is survived by one sister, Nancy and one brother, Gary; three nephews and one 
niece and three great nephews and two great nieces. 

A memorial gathering to celebrate Ron's life will be held at a later date, due to the 
COVID 19 pandemic. Cremation will take place with burial at Crown Hill Burial Park 
in Vienna. 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.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Austintown- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, July 16, 
2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with Fr. John Keehner officiant, for 
Zigmond J. “Gus” Grivensky, Jr., age 95, who passed away Sunday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital after a period of declining health. 
Gus was born February 28, 1925 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Zigmond 
and Clara Grivensky. On June 30, 1951 he married the former Helen Hook. He 
came to the Youngstown area in 1955, and shortly afterward built the house that he 
lived in for the next 60 years. 
Gus was a hard worker; he was a bricklayer for over 50 years. He was a proud 
member of Bricklayers Local 8. He was a faithful member of Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church. Gus loved sports, all kinds of sports and a variety of teams. He was 
probably the only guy in the area that could cheer for the Browns and Steelers in the 
same game! He enjoyed true sportsmanship and loved a good clean game. He was 
an avid Austintown Fitch Falcon supporter. Gus relished his retirement golfing 
hobby as a volunteer Ranger at Avalon Golf Course. 
Gus will be remembered as a selfless person, a loving and devoted family man that 
was always positive and emulated the “Can Do” attitude of life; he would have been 
a great umpire, sports official, or coach. 
Besides his parents, Gus is preceded in death by his brothers Stanley Grivensky, 
Edward Grivens, Bernard Grivensky, and Eugene Grivensky; his sisters Helen 
Grimes, Irene Gembinski, Elsie Birk, and Hilda Grivensky. 
He is survived by his wife of 69 years Helen Grivensky, his children Lori (Bob) 
Gavalier, Lisa (George) Carson, Jr., and John (Kim) Grivensky. Seven 
grandchildren, Ryan Gavalier, Oliver Carson, Gwendolyn Carson, Elliot Carson, 
Sullivan Carson, Finnegan Carson, and John (J.P.) Grivensky. Gus also leaves his 
sister Molly (Walt) Witten, and many, many, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-
nephews, cousins, and friends. 
Friends may call Thursday morning from 9-11AM at the Church, social distancing 
will be requested and appreciated, please wear a mask. Entombment will be at 
Green Haven Memorial Gardens. 
In lieu of flowers, please plan to share a memory with Gus’ family at calling hours, or 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences on Gus’ 
memorial page.

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
WARREN- James Allen Snell, age 88, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his 
residence. 
James was born August 20, 1931 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the late Arveda 
Thelma Snell. 
As a young man, James joined the Carnival and also served as a deckhand on 
several merchant ships. He enjoyed traveling, and he liked to go fishing. James was 
also active with CB Radio for many years. 
James retired from Republic Steel with over 20 years of service. 
Besides his mother, James is preceded in death by his wife, the former Leona Bell 
Stowe, his son James (Pete) Snell, his daughter Debbie Ann Boyle, and his 
daughter-in-law Dianne Snell. 
James is survived by his daughter Mary (Jim) Sable, his sons, Russell Snell and 
Robert (Kim) Snell; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. 
Cremation has taken place, there will be no public funeral service. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with James’ 
family.

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Gary Ward Patterson, 77 of Howland Township, passed away Monday evening, July 
13, 2020, at Hospice House in Poland from leukemia. He was born July 31, 1942 in 
Warren, the son of the late Harry Ward and Pauline Baker Patterson. 

Gary was a 1960 graduate of Fowler High School. He retired after 34 years of 
service from CSC, formerly Copperweld Steel. 

He married Donna Wissinger on February 2, 1962. They had two children, Patrick 
(Jeannie) Patterson of Stanwood, Washington and Cari (Vince) Patrick of Vienna 
and six grandchildren. 

On October 14, 1995, he married Faye Gilmour. He inherited three stepchildren, 
Kerrie (Mike) Olszewski and Scott Loyd both of Warren and Randall Loyd of 
Youngstown, as well as 16 grandchildren. 

Gary and Faye moved to Dunnellon, Florida in 1997, where they enjoyed bike 
riding, kayaking and working in the yard. Most of all, they loved traveling across the 
country in their motorhome. Gary was a member of the First Baptist Church in 
Dunnellon, Fla. 

There will be no calling hours or services. Per Gary's wishes cremation was held. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel in Cortland. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Warm Beach Camp, 
Kids 2 Camp Scholarship Fund, 20800 Marine Dr., Stanwood, WA 98292 Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Deborah S. (Zink) Ball, age 68, of Alliance, passed away unexpectedly at Aultman 
Alliance Hospital.

  She was born on August 26, 1951 in Alliance to Adam and Julia (Veig) Zink.

  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, James Ball, whom she married 
September 3, 1979; brothers, Rick (Veronica) Zink of Canton. Mike (Myra) Zink of 
Alliance, and Joe (Darlene) Zink of Massillon; along with several nieces and 
nephews.

  Per her wishes no services will be held.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Joshua A. Ham, age 30, of Columbiana, died unexpectedly on 
Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on November 18, 1989 in Circleville, OH, a son of Matthew and Kerrie 
Ham.

Joshua was a 2008 graduate of Crestview High School where he excelled in sports 
and received several honors for golfing.  He attended Bowling Green University 
from 2009-2012 before moving back to Columbiana to work with his father in the 
family business, Creative Counters.

Joshua enjoyed both playing and watching sports.  He loved golfing, as well as, 
both basketball and baseball.  He also enjoyed playing the guitar and spending time 
in the outdoors, fishing, and camping.  Mostly, Joshua enjoyed spending time with 
his family.  He was very close with his younger brother, Dylan, and had a special 
relationship with his beloved niece and nephew.  Joshua will be greatly missed by 
everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Kerrie Ham of Columbiana; a sister, 
Sasha M. (Joe) Wright of Columbiana; his brother, Dylan Ham of Columbiana; 
nephew, Carter Love; niece, Mikaela Wright; paternal grandmother, Margaret Ham 
of Columbiana and his maternal grandmother, Mary (Shannon) Thomas of 
Johnstown, OH.

Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Hazen “Belden” Ham, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 18, 2020, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.  To protect the families 
that we serve, our staff, and you, we ask that all visitors use face masks and follow 
the social distancing protocol.

Private family services will be held for Joshua.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: OhioCAN, 342 West 
Pidgeon Rd., Salem, Ohio 44460.  Please note “Joshua Ham, Columbiana County” 
in the memo of your check.

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

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Donna Starcher, age 64, passed away on July 13, 2020, after a brave battle with 
cancer.  Donna was born on September 23, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky, daughter 
of Robert and Jackie (Hodges) Delabar, who preceded her in death.

Donna graduated from Columbiana High School in 1973. She was a legal secretary 
for many years. Most recently she worked for Gordon Brothers Water in Salem, who 
stood by her through this journey, for which we are forever grateful. Using her 
warmth and social skills, Donna recently arranged a class reunion, connecting with 
classmates she hadn’t seen in years. Throughout Donna’s life, she has been a great 
friend to many. Donna knew no strangers – social and talkative, she was always 
putting everyone else first and making sure they were comfortable and taken care 
of. From her fashion sense to love of ‘bling’, Donna stood out in a crowd. Beautiful 
inside and out is how she was most often described in a recent Facebook posting.

Donna loved her vacations, most notably cruises and beach venues, and was 
known for her love of flamingos and pineapples. But most of all, Donna loved her 
family; her children and grandchildren were the lights of her life. Surviving family 
includes husband Gerald Starcher, daughter Christina and grandson Jordan 
Starcher, sons Jarod and Eric Starcher and grandson Ethan and granddaughter Lilly 
Starcher, all of Salem, sister Debra Dixon of Sacramento, CA and brothers Edward 
and Keith Delabar of Elk Grove, CA, along with in-laws David (Sheila) Starcher, 
Larry (Denise) Starcher, and Doris (Charles) Caldarelli in the Salem area. Nieces 
and nephews include Saharra Delabar and great niece Emma Edwards, Eddie and 
Derek (Desiree) and great nephew Elias Delabar, Matthew Brisco, Jennifer and 
Jason Starcher, and Erika, Jacqui and Cara Caldarelli. Extended family and a 
multitude of friends are left to cherish her memory.

Donna was a unique person – known for both her strength and compassion – 
making everyone feel like they are her best friend. We will miss her smile, easy 
laugh, and many stories she willingly shared with all. A celebration of life will be 
scheduled at a future date. In the meantime, we will look for Donna among the 
stars.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

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

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Gladys M. Nicholas, 97, of Ellsworth, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 
St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman. 
Born January 7, 1923 in Kent, Ohio, Gladys was the daughter of the late Conway 
and Destiny (Wilson) Calvin. 
Prior to retirement in 1986, Gladys was a nurse at Salem Area Visiting Nurse 
Association, Warren Visiting Nurse, and Deming Industries for 42 years. She was a 
member of Ellsworth United Methodist Church, Ellsworth Historical Society and 
Ellsworth Grange. 
Besides her parents, Gladys is preceded in death by her first husband Kenneth 
Newton LaRue, whom she married December 16, 1946 and died April 10, 1954 and 
her second husband Harry Nicholas, whom she married October 1968 and died 
May 26, 1991. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Delo and Leo Calvin. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Sandra (Robert) Allen, Susan 
LaRue, Dale (Anne) LaRue, and David LaRue; her stepdaughter Kathleen (Pete) 
Dellimuti; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 10:00AM- 
11:00 AM at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, with a service immediately 
following at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. 
Gladys will be laid to rest next to her husband Kenneth at Ellsworth Cemetery. 
The family requests in lieu of flowers, monetary contributions be made to Ellsworth 
United Methodist Church, P.O Box 103, Ellsworth, Ohio 44416.

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Luther M. Rhine, 96, passed away Friday evening, July 10, 2020 In 
Hudson, Ohio surrounded by his six children and his wife Jean. He was born 
December 29, 1923 in Coatsville, Pennsylvania, a son of Mervin and Lula Mae 
(Leach) Rhine. Luther enjoyed a long and successful career in the steel industry. He 
began his career at U.S. Steel in 1948 where during his 32 years he rose to Division 
Supervisor of Accounting at the McDonald Mill and worked on the earliest enterprise 
computers. In 1980, at a time when U.S. Steel and other major industry exited 
Youngstown, Luther became a founding executive of a specialty steel start-up, 
McDonald Steel Corporation, where he was CFO for 23 years and upon his 
retirement served on the Board of Directors. He was raised in Warren and was a 
1942 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, where he played Varsity 
Basketball. He then attended and played basketball at Washington & Jefferson 
University for one year prior to attending the Navy V-12 Program at Bethany College 
and Navy Midshipman School at Notre Dame University. He graduated from Ohio 
University in 1948. Luther served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy in WW 
ll as a Division Officer, Lieutenant Junior on the USS Union in the Pacific Theatre of 
Operation from 1943-1946. Luther took great pride in the Canfield community where 
he raised his family and lived for 61 years. He was an active member of the Canfield 
Historical Society and served on the Canfield Zoning Commission and as a 
Councilman and President on the Canfield City Council for 2 terms. He was part of 
the founding leadership of the Canfield Swim & Tennis Club, serving as both 
Treasurer and President in the inaugural years. Luther was a member of St. Michael 
Church in Canfield and also a member of the Canfield American Legion. Luther 
enjoyed vacationing with his family, spending time with his grandchildren and 
reconnecting with classmates and fellow veterans. He was an avid learner and 
reader, and enjoyed sharing his wisdom and encouraging others. He developed a 
love for music and singing in his later years and enjoyed participating in the choir at 
Hudson Grande Senior Living where he lived with his loving wife, Jean, these last 
few years. Luther is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Jean Kutsko, whom 
he married April 21, 1956; his children, Susan (Kel) Bergmann of San Diego, CA, 
Julie (Bill) Kodatsky of Hudson, Molly (Bob) Syms of Elyria, Nancy (Jim) Cleveland 
of Hudson, Amy (Dave) Rhine-Pallas of Columbus and John (Karen) Rhine of Los 
Altos, CA; his grandchildren, Christopher Kodatsky, Kirstie Kodatsky, Carly Syms, 
Lauren Bergmann, Natalie Cleveland and Sachi Rhine and his great- grandchildren, 
Preston and Conrad Kodatsky. Besides his parents, Luther was preceded in death 
by his siblings, Truman, Kenneth, Lewis, Frederick and Harold Rhine, Doris Kelly, 
Margaret Pacek, Viola Walsh, Donna and Esther Rhine and Grace Burns. Private 
family Services will be held, with a Memorial Service at a later date. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions in Luther’s name may be given to St. Michael 
Church, 300 N. Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406. Arrangements are by the Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Obituary
Anna M. McCammon, 66 

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel for Anna M. McCammon, 66 of Canfield who died Friday 
morning at St. Elizabeth medical Center, Youngstown. Anna was born February 3, 
1954 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Donald W. and Grace O’Hara 
McCammon and was a lifelong area resident, graduating from the Leonard Kirtz 
School. She will be sadly missed by her family and caregivers including her brother, 
Donald McCammon, Jr. of Niles; four sisters, Maureen Ramsey of Niles, Rita Reber 
of Tennessee, Laura Shingleton of Struthers, Kelly McCammon of Boardman and 
many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00 
pm until 12:30 pm at Lane Funeral Home, followed by the service at 12:30 pm.

Monday July 13, 2020

Obituary
Donald Hawk Sr, age 85, of Diamond, passed away on Friday July 10, 2020 at his 
home with his family by his side.

 He was born on December 23, 1934 in Arnold City, Pennsylvania to Paul and Ruth 
(Kerns) Hawk.

 Donald worked as a commercial truck driver for Deerfield Farms.  His dedication to 
his profession continued on with his collection of John Deere and different trucking 
company memorabilia.  

  Donald could be found on his land working his acreage or watching an old western 
movie. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast, but above all else he was the 
happiest spending time with his family.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary (Jeffries) Hawk, whom he 
married September 19, 1955; sons, Donald Hawk Jr. of Diamond, Richard (Debbie) 
Hawk of Salem, David Hawk of Diamond, and Paul Hawk of Diamond; daughter, 
Linda Wilson of Diamond; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; 
sisters, Deloris McKee of Georgia, Dorothy Nemoseck of Texas, Ruth Staderman of 
Pennsylvania; and one brother, Harry Hawk of Pennsylvania.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Paul; two sisters 
Mildred and Betty; and son-in-law, Joe Wilson.

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

The Hawk family would like to thank Aultman Alliance Hospice, especially Gail and 
Jan, for their care and support.

  Memorial contributions can be made in Donald’s memory to:  Aultman Alliance 
Hospice 2461 West State St Suite E Alliance, Ohio 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday- Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 
South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Monday July 13, 2020

Obituary
 Edward G. Brutto, age 77, of Sebring passed away Sunday July 12 at Crandall 
Medical Center in Sebring.

  He was born September 28, 1942 in Canton, to Elmer and Ardena (Heinbauch) 
Brutto.

  A 1960 graduate of Sebring High School he went on to attend Kent State 
University.

  Edward was a veteran of the US Army Reserves who went to compete on the first 
Army Pistol Team in which they placed 8th in the world.

  He worked in telecommunications, working for several companies across Ohio 
such as Ohio Bell Ameritech, SBC, and AT&T before his retirement.

  Edward was a 52 year member of Alliance First Baptist Church.

 He was involved in many organizations including A.B.C of Ohio, President of 
Telephone Pioneers of America of Youngstown, as well as being a lifetime member 
of the NRA.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting, as well as being a chef who enjoyed 
delighting others with his talent for cooking and catering. He served as a pastor for 
ten years at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Bloomingdale.

 Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Danielle (Ray Dyer) Brutto; son 
Timothy E. (Deana) Brutto; granddaughters, Rachel and Monica Brutto.

  He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda K. Brutto whom he married 
September 3, 1966 and who passed away June 12, 2010

 A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

  Memorial contributions can be made in Edward’s name to Alliance First Baptist 
Church 1659 W. State St Alliance, Ohio 44601 or Heart Reach Ministries of 
Youngstown 211 Redondo Rd, Youngstown, OH 44504.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Sunday July 12, 2020

Obituary
Valerie J. Harper, age 59 of Cortland, passed away at her home on July 4, 2020 
after a courageous battle with cancer. Valerie was born in Phoenix, AZ on 
September 29, 1960 to Warren & Lorraine (Bradway) Laney, Sr. She was a 
graduate of Lakeview High School and longtime resident of Cortland. 

A registered nurse, Valerie spent her career working as the Director of Nursing for 
several area nursing homes, before going to work at Mercy Health where she has 
worked until her health forced her to retire. 

On May 30, 1997, Valerie was united in marriage to Charlie Harper, who survives. 

Valerie was always up for an adventure, whether it was coaching Lakeview Little 
Bulldogs youth cheerleading, riding 4-wheelers or volunteering with the Optimist 
Club. She loved hiking and camping. Valerie also enjoyed tending to her gardens 
and canning her large harvests of tomatoes and blueberries. 

Most importantly, Valerie was a devoted wife, loving mother and amazing grandma. 
Her family was her passion, and she leaves behind a legacy of wonderful memories. 

Besides her husband of 23 years, Valerie is survived by her children: Amanda 
(Shaun) Holden, Kelly Harper, Mark (Heidi) Harper, David (Virginia) Harper and 
Steven (Missy) Harper: her grandchildren: Haiden Shardy, Aurora and Khaleesia 
Holden as well as 14 additional grandchildren; a great-grandson; her brother Warren 
Laney, Jr.; her sisters Kathleen Potter and Darleen Thomas as well as many nieces 
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and her nephew Warren 
Laney III. 

A Celebration of Life for Valerie will be held on Sunday July 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 
p.m. at CandleLite Knolls: 2619 Bazetta Rd NE, Warren, OH 44481

Sunday July 12, 2020

Obituary
Janet A. Hassey, 33, of New Middletown, OH, passed away Thursday afternoon, 
July 9, 2020, with family by her side. She was born April 15, 1987, in Boardman, 
OH, the daughter of Ken and Barbara (Olson) Beraduce. After graduating from 
Boardman High School in 2005, Janet went to The Ohio State University where in 3 
years she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral 
Science with a double concentration in criminology and sociology. From there she 
attended Youngstown State University, where in 2010 she obtained her Masters of 
Science degree in criminal justice. In 2011 she was accepted into Indiana University 
of Pennsylvania’s PhD criminal justice program where she finished A.B.D. (all but 
dissertation). She married her husband, Matthew T. Hassey, on November 27, 2010. 
She had two children, Audrey Jo in 2014 and James Paul in 2016. Janet was an 
avid Ohio State football fan, a terrific cook, and a true friend to everyone she knew. 
Of all her accomplishments, Janet was most proud of being a mom. 
Janet is survived by her husband, Matthew, her children Audrey and James, her 
mother and father Barb and Ken Beraduce of New Middletown, her sister Betsy 
(Brian, nephew Evan) Buckley of Houston, TX and sister-in-law Holly (Billy, nephew 
Beaux) Carrier of McAdenville, NC, and her aunts Karen (Bill) Catalano, Beverly 
Olson, and Donna J. (Patrick) Rooney. 
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Lane 
Anstrom Chapel at 8387 Tod Ave, Boardman, OH 44512. The memorial service will 
be held at the Lane Anstrom Chapel on Wednesday, July 15, at 11:00 a.m., with 
calling hours one hour before the service. 
Memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be made to the American Cancer 
Society, 525 N Broad St, Canfield, OH 44406, to the Freedom Methodist Church, 
9900 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Rd, New Middletown, OH 44442, or to the GoFundMe 
account set up to help defray medical and final expense costs. The GoFundMe 
account can be found by going to GoFundMe.com and searching “Hassey” in the 
search box of the website.

Sunday July 12, 2020

Obituary
Sue Ann (Liggitt) Brown, 67, of Salem passed away at University Hospitals Main 
Campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. Sue was born on August 15, 1952 in Salem to the 
late Rollin and Mabell (Hazlett) Liggittt.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband James Brown on April 3, 2019.

Private services are taking place. You may sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
Brown Funeral Home, Salem, 330-337-6363.

Saturday July 11, 2020

Obituary
Gloria J. Snyder, 75, of Canfield, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at home, 
with her family by her side. 
Born December 3, 1944 in Warren, Ohio, Gloria is the daughter of Carmine and 
Mary (Andres) Battista. 
Gloria was a 1962 graduate of Warren G Harding. She was a member of the 
Highway Tabernacle. Gloria was a pianist, and played for many churches 
throughout her life, including Highway Tabernacle. A dedicated homemaker, a wife, 
a mother, and Nuna, Gloria enjoyed spending time with her family. Gloria made her 
home a warm inviting place both through her cooking and her strong faith. 
Gloria was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind beautiful memories. 
She leaves to cherish them, her husband of 56 years, Ralph N. Snyder; her children 
Brenda (Robert) Chiclowe, Ralph (Marc) Snyder, and Sherri (Richard) Lallo; her 
grandchildren Jacob, Clari and Nathan Chiclowe, Chaille and Caleb Snyder, and 
Zachary and Sophia Lallo; and her sister Esther (Joseph) Campanella. 
Friends may call from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday, July 14th at Highway 
Tabernacle Church, 3000 S. Raccon Road in Austintown, where services will begin 
at 6:00 PM. 
For the safety of the family, and everyone, we will practice social distancing. Family 
and friends who cannot pay their respects at this moment because of the current 
pandemic are encouraged to offer prayers for the family and share thoughts of 
sympathy at www.lanefuneralhomes.com. Services will also be lived streamed at 
6pm. Go to www.highwaytab.church and scroll down to click the tab to watch on 
Facebook or YouTube.

Saturday July 11, 2020

Obituary
MECCA- James E. Hall, Jr., age 61, passed away unexpectedly early Saturday 
morning July, 10, 2020. 

James was born July 1, 1958 in Lodi, Ohio to the late James E. and Josephine 
(McDaniel) Hall, Sr. 

James was a proud veteran, he honorably served in the US Army. He was a Truck 
Driver for over 35 years, for many years he was a partner in The Truckers Choice, 
Inc. trucking company in Cortland. 

James enjoyed riding on his Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, it was how he relaxed; 
the only thing he relished more was his grandchildren, family was paramount to him. 
He will be deeply missed. 

James is survived by his children, Elizabeth Upshir of Cortland, James F. Hall of 
Lorain, Daniel T. Hall of Lorain, Lora Sue Updegrove of Lorain, and Richard M. Hall 
of Lorain; 17 grandchildren; his companion Jackie Vetter of Cortland; two sisters, 
Helen Stout and Sue Madera, and his longtime friends and business partners Mark 
and Jeanette Kirch. 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Michele I. (McGill) Hall, 
and his brother, Daniel Hall. 

Friends may call Tuesday 2-6PM at the Lane Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans 
Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland. A mask and social distancing will be requested 
and expected. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Friday July 10, 2020

Obituary
Kevin Brian Duffy, 62, a longtime Niles, Ohio, resident and business owner, passed 
away Sunday, June 28, 2020, after an illness. 
Kevin was born April 10, 1958, at Northside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, to 
William W. and E. Marlene (Cole) Duffy, both of whom preceded him in death. 
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, whom he met in July 1993, and whom he knew 
“right away” he would marry. The couple married Aug. 14, 1999. Kevin also is 
survived by three children from a previous marriage: his son Aaron, of Bessemer, 
Pa.; his daughter Brooke Fowler (Jeffrey), of Bessemer, Pa.; and his son Joshua of 
Austintown, Ohio. His grandchildren are Luke, Logan, Camdyn, and Keyin. Kevin 
also is survived by his stepdaughter, Casey McDonnell (Mark Stevens), of 
Pittsburgh, Pa., and his stepson, Thomas McDonnell, of Girard, Ohio. Also surviving 
Kevin is Ali, the beloved Australian shepherd who truly was this man’s best friend. 
Kevin grew up on the West Side of Youngstown, where he met lifetime friend Chuck 
Lengyel. The pair attended Chaney High School and shared fond memories ranging 
from being cast as Knight No. 2 and No. 5 in the school’s product of “Camelot,” 
becoming members of the Steel Valley 2% Street Van Club, to spending their 
teenage years in Mill Creek Park with plenty of cars and good-natured teenage 
mischief in between. 
Kevin’s love of cars—and his subsequent profession—was fostered in his education 
at Chaney and the Choffin Trade School body shop. The 1976 Chaney grad was 
unable to join the automotive repair class because it was full, so he chose body 
shop. After working at several local body shops, Kevin opened Duffy’s Body Shop in 
November of 1990 in Niles. Kevin owned and operated the shop until his diagnosis 
forced him to close the doors in November of 2019, just a year short of his goal of 
retiring from the business after 30 years. Talented, honest, hard-working, and 
dependable, Kevin was proud of his professional success despite not advertising 
and the shop’s location on “a dead-end street.” 
His passion for his work was not limited to professional pursuits. Kevin restored 
several of his own personal vehicles, including his “baby,” a 1962 Chevy Biscayne. 
Kevin just recently finished a lifelong dream when he completed the restoration of a 
1949 Chevy pickup truck. 
Growing up, Kevin was an avid bowler and baseball player and was a member of 
the 1970-71 Riordan Sporting Goods-Mill City League champions. He helped 
maintain baseball fields for several years with his father. As an adult, Kevin bowled 
at Wedgewood Lanes on the Malenic Sewer & Drain team with his father, Willie, and 
recorded a perfect 300 game. He later bowled at McKinley Lanes in Niles until back 
surgery. Kevin traveled with the American Transportation Bowling Association along 
with his father and the Aut Mori Grotto clowns, serving as the president for one 
term. 
Kevin’s work with the Aut Mori Grotto circus was extensive. He assisted at the 
Struthers Field House putting up and taking down the rings and stages for the circus 
alongside his father and other Grotto members. Kevin also helped at the Aut Mori 
Grotto Haunted Hayride for several years and took great pride in scaring visitors 
with his various Halloween sets. 
An avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers, Kevin made sure to 
attend the Browns’ home game closest to Christmas—to really enjoy the true 
meaning of being a Browns fan. Every Sunday during football season, the bar at 
Kevin’s house was packed with loyal fans enjoying the food, the football, and the 
friendship. Planning for the next week’s festivities began the day after every game. 
Kevin’s Browns fandom was made permanent with the helmet tattoo he got to honor 
his buddy, Butch McNamara. 
Kevin also loved to garden, canning tomatoes and creating his “world famous” mix 
of dill pickles and hot peppers, all from plants that he started with “just this little 
seed.” He was still in the process of perfecting his salsa, but he made sure 
everyone had a jar to take home after every year’s canning was complete. 
Ever looking for the next spot to cast a line into the water in search of the biggest 
catch, Kevin spent much time fishing for walleye out of Ashtabula and hanging at 
Geneva-on the Lake, where Kevin and Jeanne spent at least one week a year. 
In 1999, Kevin and Jeanne purchased a trailer at Western Reserve Lake, where 
they spent every summer until 2012. Kevin truly loved to camp, fish, and garden 
there. Some of his happiest times were at “The Lake.” When Fred and Barb 
Pichiotino purchased The Lake, Kevin and Jeanne formed one of their greatest 
friendships with the new owners. Fred would pull his golf cart up to Kevin and 
Jeanne’s trailer, call out “Darling,” and Kevin and Fred would go off on one 
adventure or another. 
He became a fan of NASCAR racing and couldn’t get enough. He and friends 
traveled and camped at many of the tracks, but Kevin especially loved the 
speedways in Michigan and Charlotte, N.C. Kevin went to Charlotte every Memorial 
Day weekend that he could to spend time with his friend Dan Heck. He even talked 
Jeanne into going down there. The couple pulled their travel trailer, golf cart in the 
bed of the truck and their two dogs along with them and had the most unforgettable 
trip. In February, Kevin even managed to get to Las Vegas Speedway. If a race was 
on, he was watching it and took great pleasure in cheering on Ryan Blaney. 
Kevin will be dearly missed by all of his friends and family, but especially by his wife 
and best friend, Jeanne. No matter what Jeanne was planning, involved with, 
donating, or dreaming up, Kevin was right by her side. 
Kevin’s loved ones would like to take this opportunity to urge people around his age 
to be tested for hepatitis C. The seven-month illness that ultimately took Kevin from 
his family could have been avoided if his condition had been known.

Friday July 10, 2020

Obituary
Brian Thomas Calhoun, 60, of Austintown, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown, surrounded by his family. 
Born March 6, 1960 in Youngstown, Ohio, Brian is the son of the late James R. and 
Margaret (Turner) Calhoun Sr. 
Brian was a dedicated father and husband. He was born and raised in Austintown, 
graduating from Fitch High School in 1978. He worked for 28 years as a sales 
manager for Ohio Materials Handling, which later became Burns Industrial 
Equipment. Brian carried on the legacy of his father, James Calhoun Sr., who 
founded the Little Falcons, by coaching for many years. He was an avid Cleveland 
sports fan and a dedicated Notre Dame enthusiast. He also loved Classic Rock 
including the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. 
Besides his parents, Brian is preceded in death by his brother Michael Calhoun. 
Brian leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Mary Jo Leonard, whom he 
married July 13, 1991; his children Margaret M. Calhoun, Casey J. Calhoun, and 
Shannon R. Calhoun; his brothers James R. (Barb) Calhoun and Patrick W. (Patti) 
Calhoun and his in-laws Mary Ann and Joseph Leonard. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, July 13th from 5:00-7:00pm 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 
on Tuesday, July 14th at 10:00am at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Austintown. 
Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken. We kindly ask that all guests 
please wear a mask and respect social distancing.

Friday July 10, 2020

Obituary
William “Bill” T. Horvath Jr., 74, of Austintown, passed away on Thursday July 9, 
2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, surrounded by his family. 
Born August 28, 1945 in Pennsylvania, Bill was the son of the late William and 
Francis Horvath Sr. 
Bill graduated from Howland High School. Bill served his country in the United 
States Army during Vietnam. Prior to retirement in 2003, Bill was an Insurance 
Agent for Banker’s Life and Casualty. Bill was a sports fan, he enjoyed casinos, 
shopping and especially “flee marketing.” 
Bill leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Lou (Vennetti) Horvath, whom he 
married March 12, 1974; his sister Jean (Frank) Feo and many nieces and 
nephews. 
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Joan Kollskee and his 
nephew Michael Kollskee. 
Private services were held and burial took place at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens.

Friday July 10, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Dennis “Big Den” McCollum, age 66 died Monday, July 10, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1953 in Salem, son of the late 
James A. and Florence M. (Hott) McCollum.

Dennis was a truck driver for several companies. He was an avid Harley Davidson 
fan and loved motorcycles.

Survivors include three nephews, Doug McCollum, Mike McCollum and Jeff 
McCollum; great niece, Brittney Beeson and sister-in-law, Ida Ann McCollum.

Besides his parents, a brother, James Phillip and a sister, Phyllis Lindsay also 
preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hope 
Cemetery with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Dennis’ obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday July 10, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Christine A. Riggs, age 67, of East Palestine, died on Thursday, 
July 9, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.

She was born on May 25, 1953 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late John and Alice 
Pook Riggs.

Christine had worked as a Shipper with Ballonoff Corp. of Columbiana.

Christine is survived by her three sisters, Bonnie Evans of East Palestine, Patricia 
(Thomas) Kasiewicz of Niles, Dorothy (Daniel) Bruner of Hanoverton and a brother, 
Benjamin Riggs of East Palestine.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Diana Dailey and Kimberly Riggs and a 
brother, John J. Riggs, Jr.

A private family funeral will be held at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home.

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

Friday July 10, 2020

Obituary
  Ronald L. Zinz, age 78, passed away Thursday July 9, 2020 at Boardman’s St. 
Elizabeth Hospital.

  The son of William R. and Sarah (Schuller) Zinz Sr he was born on May 16, 1942 
in Youngstown, Ohio.

Ronald spent his life devoted to education.  He earned his bachelors and Master’s 
degree from Kent State University in education.  His career was spent teaching 
math until his retirement in 1992 from the Poland School System.

 He was an avid motorcyclist, and lifetime member of the Western Reserve 
Motorcycle Club.  He was also a member of the Eagles, Moose Lodge, Youngstown 
Saxon Club, Italian-American Club of Salem and the American Legion in Lake 
Milton.

  He is survived by his family, Donald (Lucille) Zinz of Deerfield, Dennis Zinz, Jacob 
(Jennifer) Zinz of Whitehouse, Bessie Zinz of Deerfield; and several great-nieces 
and nephews.

 Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William R. Zinz Jr.; 
nephews, Richard W. Zinz, and Daniel C. Zinz.

  A celebration of life will held at a later date.

  The family would like to especially thank his physician, Dr. Joseph Zeno and also 
Leslie of the Palliative Care team at St. E’s for their compassionate care.

  In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronald’s memory can be made to Trumbull Mobile 
Meals 323 E. Market Street Warren, Ohio 44481.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Thursday July 09, 2020

Obituary

Charles D. Gowen “Pop Pop”, age 72 of Alliance passed away Monday July 6, 2020 
at his home.  He was born July 16, 1947 to Thomas W. Gowen and Lillian (Brown) 
Gowen Fox. He was preceded in death by his Father; Thomas W. Gowen. He is 
survived by three Daughters; Deborah (Ted) Kelley, Pamela Gowen , and DaNelle 
Gowen, two  Sisters; Jean Phillips and Shirley Lilley, two Brothers;  Thomas (Sonny) 
Gowen and Roy Gowen, Grandchildren; Daniel Kelley, Levi (McKinsey) Kelley, 
Benjamin Kelley, Charli (Alexander) Kelley Orenuga, Alix Kelley, Brody Gowen, and 
Chase Gowen. Great- grandchildren; Remiah Orenuga, Alexander Orenuga Jr., and 
Ezra Orenuga.  Honorary Daughter; Tammy Kaylor as well as many other extended 
friends and family. Charles was a Veteran of the United States Army and Vietnam 
War. He was also a retired steelworker and wore various other hats during his semi-
retirement. He was a dedicated Cleveland Sport's fan. He was caring and 
supportive and left behind a Legacy of honesty, trustworthiness, understanding and 
compassion. He was often praying for others and was a light in the lives of all that 
knew him. He attended the former New Life Ministries of Louisville and Hope Life 
Church. Visitation will take place at Trinity Gospel Temple in Canton from 10am-
12pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Celebration of Life immediately following the 
Visitation. Internment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit at 4pm with 
full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions towards final expenses can be 
made to Deborah Kelley 1010 Parkside Dr. Alliance, Oh 44601.  Online 
condolences can be shared at www.deansfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday July 09, 2020

Obituary
Warren - Eileen B. Wagner, 92, after hearing the words "well done, my good and 
faithful servant" entered Heaven, Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020 at Windsor 
House at Champion. 
Eileen was born on February 25, 1928 in Warren, a daughter of the late Jacob and 
Theresa (Lane) Wagner. She attended Warren G. Harding High School. She was 
formerly married to Angelo R. Prince for 46 years as a housewife and mother. She 
later worked retail for several years at Robert Hall Clothing into the 70's before 
retiring. From the 80's thru the 90's she enjoyed the time spent with her 
grandchildren. There were many nights of bowling in the basement and endless 
games. Watching her grandchildren grow, while attending their school functions and 
sporting events gave her a sense of pride. She was a true supporter of not only her 
family but strangers as well. 
As a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, she spent many years walking to attend 
the mass, 3.5 miles one way, 4-5 times a week in all weather conditions. She would 
always go out of her way to hug a stranger and tell them that Jesus loved them, and 
so did she. Many of those years involved dropping off homemade Amish Friendship 
bread of endless varieties. She also invited the most unlikely people into her home 
for a homemade spaghetti or pot roast dinner and fellowship. 
She enjoyed working through the St. Vincent De Paul Society and other local soup 
kitchens, as she loved to serve others. 
Eating good food, such as the Feast of the 7 Fishes and enjoying a glass of wine or 
a martini, heavy on the olives, always put a smile on her face. Just don't forget the 
cheesecake. 
With her honest sense of humor she would make the most serious of us laugh, by 
telling stories of her life as a young women. 
Eileen will be deeply missed by her children, Thomas B. Prince (Ruth), Alan M. 
Prince (Cindy), and Mary Catherine Prince (Mark); grandchildren, Daniel Prince, 
Benjamin Prince (Melia), Nicole Wayt (Noah), and Katie Kritchko; Great 
grandchildren Arison and Michelina Wayt. She also leaves a sister, Mary Gargano 
as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Dorothy Scannell 
and Betty Wagner as well as a brother, Daniel Wagner. 
A private service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, July 10 at 10am. There 
will be no calling hours. 
Any monitory contributions should be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Warren, 
Ohio 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday July 09, 2020

Obituary
Erica L. (Green) Roden, 37, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 2, 2020. 
Erica was born in Boardman, Ohio on May 14, 1983 the daughter of Michael P. and 
the late Susan R. (DeFrank) Ranelli. On October 15, 2005, Erica was united in 
marriage to Richard A. Roden who survives. Erica was a 2001 graduate of 
Boardman High School and the University of Phoenix receiving an Associate 
Degree. She enjoyed photography and writing. Erica’s passion was her commitment 
to her work as a dog trainer and rescuer of special needs dogs. Erica was currently 
in the process of completing her lifelong dream of opening Echoes Landing: The 
Underdog Rescue. Erica was a devoted wife and mother who will be deeply missed 
by her husband Richard, two daughters Olivia and Karlee: her father Michael P. 
Green (Patricia Kaplan) and brother Christopher (Marcia) Green, grandparents 
Richard and Linda Green and Robert and Barb “Nanny” Thomas. Erica’s presence 
will be missed by her faithful canine companions Toby, Ecko, Piper, Jericho and 
Canaan. She was preceded in death by her mother Susan DeFrank Ranelli, brother 
Jon Green and her great-grandparents. 
A celebration of Erica’s life will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 
PM at Lane Funeral Home – Mineral Ridge Chapel, 1350 Niles Canfield Road, 
Mineral Ridge, Ohio. 
In lieu of flowers a Go Fund Me account has been established in Erica’s honor to 
assist the family with funeral expenses. Please view www.gofundme.com 
helptherodenfamily. 
Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday July 09, 2020

Obituary
Ruth Ayers Hunt Wimer, age 106 formerly of Sharon, Pa. died Tuesday morning, 
July 7, 2020, at Community Skilled Care Centre in Warren. She was born May 21, 
1914 in Anthony, Florida the daughter of the late Reginald and Agnes Amelia Jones 
Ayers. Her family moved from Florida to Masury in her youth and she was raised in 
the Brookfield area. She was a longtime Sharon resident. 

Ruth was a 1934 graduate of Brookfield High School. Through the years she 
worked for Wean Engineering in Warren, at GATX Tank Car Co. in Masury as a 
weld inspector and for 7 years in the offices of Ohio Edison from 1954-1961. She 
was also a dedicated care giver to many people over the years. 

Ruth was a member of the Glenn Christian Foundation in Warren for many years. 
She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was a longtime 
Bridge club member. 

She is survived by one son, Allen R. "Rick" (Lucy) Hunt of Warren; six 
grandchildren, Karen (Bill) McNamara, Danny Reeder and Gail Reeder, Marsha 
Dzurinda, Alan R. Hunt III and Eric (Ronni) Hunt; thirteen great grandchildren and 
sixteen great great grandchildren. 

Her first husband, Allen R. Hunt Sr. preceded her in death in 1950; her second 
husband, Clyde S. Wimer whom she married in 1954 died in 1964. One daughter, 
Janet Reeder preceded in death in 2008; two sisters, Daisy Adams and Eva 
Sicilano and three brothers, Frank A., George and John "Jack" Ayers also have 
preceded in death. 

A memorial service will be held at noon on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes - Madasz Chapel in Brookfield, where the family will receive friends 
from 11a.m. until the noon service time. Burial will be at Brookfield Township 
Cemetery. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. 

To send online condolences to the family and to view the obituary please visit 
www.madaszchapel.com

Wednesday July 08, 2020

Obituary
William "Bill" Herold, 78, of Salem, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his 
family on Monday, July 6, 2020.  He was born on December 14, 1941, the son of the 
late Mae (Lottman) and Kenny Herold. Bill is survived by his wife and soul mate of 
61 years, Linda (Winter) Herold, his daughter and son- in-law, Lisa and Patrick 
Callahan, his son, Scott Herold, Erin Callahan, grandchildren, Olivia and Connor 
Herold, brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Gail Herold.

He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Nicole Callahan.

Heaven gained an angel, however, we aren't sure heaven is ready for Bill. Get the 
bourbon, cigarettes, #2 pencil and paper, to welcome him home properly. Bill will 
need his tools to begin his many woodworking projects.

Bill was a 1959 graduate of Salem High School. He was employed as an Engineer 
at Sekely Industries for 47 years. Starting out as an apprentice tool and die maker, 
working his way up to the Chief Engineer, all without a degree. Our family is grateful 
to Dick Sekely, his mentor, for giving Bill the opportunity to use his talents and skills 
and to provide for his family.

To say that Bill was the smartest man we know, would not be an understatement. 
Many have shared this sentiment over the years. There was no project big or small, 
that he couldn't design, build or fix. Our home was filled with many pieces he built in 
his woodworking shop, including a violin, furniture and wooden ducks, to name a 
few. His talent as a woodworker will be enjoyed by many generations.

For the family, he provided us with memories, laughs and tears. Our dad would say 
"everything can be fixed, but a broken heart". Today, we are left with a broken heart, 
but many great memories. My dad taught Scott and I a hard work ethic, how to 
laugh at life, and on occasion you may need to be a SOB. For those who knew my 
father, you know he could be stubborn, a proud man who didn't ask for help and 
who wasn't afraid to be himself. What you saw is what you got.

For my mother, he provided her with a life partner and soul mate. They stood by 
each other's side, creating and weathering a life together. My mom was with him to 
the end. He once told her, "we started this together, we'll finish it together". You don't 
find their kind of love very often, soul mates til the end.

We would like to thank the staff at Sanctuary Health Care, where he spent the last 
year and a half, for their caring care, especially Betty and Kayla.

Private services will be held for immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, in his memory, pay it forward to someone who needs a lending 
hand, or donate to The Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 
44460.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Bill’s obituary, share a memory or send condolences, visit  
www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday July 08, 2020

Obituary
CANAL FULTON-Karel L. Beans, 66, previously of Dover, Ohio, passed away 
Saturday evening, July 4, 2020 at Chapel Hill in Canal Fulton. She was born May 
23, 1954 in Louisville, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Adelaide Jean (Yahn) Kittle. 
Karel was a home-maker and was previously employed by Walmart. She was a 
1972 graduate of Louisville High School. She married her husband, Timothy Beans, 
on October 17, 1981 (Sweetest Day). Karel loved cats. She enjoyed music, 
gardening, and riding motorcycles with her husband. Karel’s heart was always in 
West Virginia, and she especially loved vacationing at Tygart Lake. Karel is survived 
by her mother, Jean of Louisville; her daughter, Suzanne M. (Raymond D.) Tedrow 
of Austintown; her brother, Jess (Linda) Kittle of Canton and her granddaughter, 
Destiny Karel Tedrow. Karel was preceded in death by her husband, father, and 
brother, George, and sister-in-law Carol Kittle. There are no calling hours or 
services at this time. Memorial contributions in Karel’s name may be given to 
Alzheimer’s Association, 4815 Munson St. NW, Canton, OH 44718. Arrangements 
are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday July 08, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Shirley Ann Baker, age 78 died Monday, July 7, 2020 at her home. She 
was born July 1, 1942 in Salem, daughter of the late Oscar and Clara (Sommers) 
Coy.

Shirley retired from Walmart where she worked as a clerk.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Junior Baker whom she married July 14, 1975; 
two sons, Gary (Bev) Kitts and Robert (Kap) Ward; four daughters, Tonia (Tim) 
Galchick, Debra Bearce, Cindy (Scott) Messenger and Dawn Mursa; four brothers, 
James (Betty) Coy, Robert (Tammy) Coy, Richard (Maryanne) Coy and Mike (Geo) 
Coy; 13 grandchildren, Gary, Misti, Cody, Dalton, Robby, Christopher, Ashley, 
Amanda, Angela, James, Jason, Josh, and Richard and 15 great grandchildren.

No service or calling hours will be held.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

Wednesday July 08, 2020

Obituary
 Jo Anna Kellogg passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at McCrea Manor in Alliance, 
Ohio.
 She was born May 9th, 1945 in San Antonio, TX to Lloyd & Helena Lovelace.
 She lived in the Alliance/Sebring area for the past 31 years.  She worked at Perry's 
T-Shirt & Halloween store, county fairs and she retired from Dollar Tree in 2010.
 She is survived by her sister Linda Irvine of California, her daughter Kris (James) 
Hinton of Lansing, MI and son Brian (Nicole) Kellogg of Sebring, OH.
 Grandchildren, Macala, Chasity, Trent, Taylor, Landon, and Blake (the love of her 
life). Great grandchildren, Ava & Haven.
 Also, leaving behind her furry companion Zoie the cat. 
 She would like to say thank you to Dave a very special man that helped her through 
the years.
 Preceding her in death are her parents, and son Gregory Holmes of Canonsburg, 
PA.
 There will be no services or calling hours per Jo Anna's request.  Cremation will 
take place. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday July 07, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Robert E. Williams Sr., 79, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded 
by his loved ones, on Saturday, July 4, 2020. 
Robert was born on November 27, 1940, in Grove City, Pennsylvania, the son of the 
late Earl F. and Justine M. (Ewing) Williams. He married the love of his life, Ola 
(Bowser) Williams, on September 25, 1965. 
After graduating from Warren G. Harding High School in 1958, Robert went on to 
Youngstown State University where he obtained his BS and BA in 1963. From there, 
he went on to join the Army National Guard in October of 1963 until he was 
honorably discharged in May of 1971. Robert was employed at Trumbull Savings 
and Loan Company for 34 years, where he gained the title of Vice President, and 
Second National Bank for 2 years, retiring in 2000. 
There were many things that Robert loved to do. He loved golfing, traveling, being 
outdoors, and being a part of the Trumbull Savings Bowling League. He was an avid 
lifetime Indians fan, as well as the Buckeyes and Browns. Robert was also a lifetime 
member of the Second Christian Church where he served in the offices of deacon, 
elder, trustee, treasurer, and financial secretary. He was the treasurer and member 
of the Board of Managers of the Whispering Meadows Association for 16 years. 
There was nothing that Robert loved more than his family; they were everything to 
him.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Ola; his children Robert E. Williams Jr. of 
Howland and Brian K. (Annette) Williams of Cortland; his grandchildren Brandon M. 
Ayres of Jacksonville, FL, Robert E. Williams III of Jacksonville, FL, Timothy C. 
Williams of Cortland, OH, Ryan J. Williams of Cortland, OH, Chase J. Schuyler of 
Girard, OH, Selena K. Williams of Girard, OH and Colton L. Williams of Girard, OH; 
his sister Marjorie (Ron) Yobe of Hubbard, OH; and many other family and friends. 
Besides his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his stepmother Eileen Williams. 
The family will be holding a visitation on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel at 1:00 PM with a service to follow at 3:00 PM. 
He will be laid to rest at Howland Township Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude 
Children’s Hospital. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday July 07, 2020

Obituary
Warren – David B. Rock, 53, passed away at home on Friday, July 3, 2020. 
David was born on November 20, 1966, in Warren, Ohio, the son of John D. and 
Mary P. (Moran) Rock. After graduating from Warren G. Harding High School, he 
went on to Fairmont State University and Kent State University, where he swam 
competitively for both colleges. David was an electrician for Delphi Packard Electric 
for 32 years. 
David had a place in West Virginia where he and his family would go to enjoy the 
outdoors and ride four-wheelers. David loved to have campfires and listen to music. 
He was an electronic genius and could fix absolutely anything that was put in front 
of him. As much as he loved all of this stuff, there was nothing that he loved more 
than his family. His family meant everything to him. 
David will be missed by his children Erika Rock, Alex Rock, and Allison Rock; his 
mother Mary “Patricia”; his sister Lisa (Robin) Rock; his nephew Danny Rock-
Hughes; his girlfriend Shelley Bellomo; his aunts Elaine Borowski, Carolyn Rock, 
and Kathleen Rock; and many other family and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his father, John and his grandparents Mike “Henry” and 
Gloria Moran. 
At this time, no services are being held. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday July 07, 2020

Obituary
Douglas Mark Whitehouse, 55, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home. 
Doug was born August 13, 1964 in Rochester, PA, the son of David and Dollie 
(McDade) Whitehouse. He was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and 
was a veteran, serving in U.S. Marine Corps. Doug was a self-employed owner of a 
lawn care business and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing. He leaves his fiance, 
Tammy Feliciano with whom he made his home, two brothers, David Whitehouse Jr. 
of Berlin Center, and Jim Whitehouse of Florida. Douglas was preceded in death by 
his parents. Following Doug's wishes there are not calling hours or services. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday July 07, 2020

Obituary
Michael Irwin 66 of Alliance passed away at Community Care Center in Alliance on 
Monday, July 6, 2020. Michael was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 7, 
1953,the son of William and Bonnie (Shane) Irwin. He was a graduate of West 
Branch Local Schools and a US Air Force Veteran. Mike worked at Kumho Tires for 
25 years but in his spare time he had many "hobbies" including; playing guitar with 
his son, spending time outdoors especially riding his Harley with his sons, racing in 
many "SCCA" events, wood working, flint knapping, pyrotechnics, shooting firearms, 
cooking (he enjoyed anything spicy), reading history and sci-fi books. But most 
important of all was spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Irwin, his wife of 46 years Kathleen (Patchin) 
whom he married in October of 1974, his three sons; Jason (Michele) Irwin, Evan 
(Daisy) Irwin and Ryan Irwin. His is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Lily Irwin, Cole 
Irwin, Drew Irwin, Brooklyn Irwin, his Aunt Emmabelle Peterson as well as nieces, 
nephews and good friend George Bruderly. Besides his father he was preceded in 
death by a sister Sandy Emig, Uncle Gene Peterson, in-laws George and Rosalie 
Patchin, and brother-in-law William Patchin.

A funeral service will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home on Saturday, 
July 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM with Pastor Freddie Rodriguez officiating. Visitation will 
be held on Saturday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home from 10:00 
AM to 12:00 PM. Friends and family unable to attend the service will be able to 
watch Mike's services live-streamed at the funeral home's website. Memorial 
contributions can be made in Mike's honor to Aultman/Alliance Hospice 2461 West 
State Street Suite E, Alliance, OH 44601. Friends and family may also send 
condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home.

Tuesday July 07, 2020

Obituary
Rita J. (Thorley) Stover

On Monday, July 6th, 2020 Rita J. (Thorley) Stover kissed her daughter, made her 
last stop on her 95-year earthly journey, and slipped peacefully away. She began 
that journey in Canton, Ohio on August 8th 1924 and grew up through the 
depression years as the second oldest of a family of seven siblings and the 
daughter of Ruth Sutters and Thomas Thorley. Throughout her life she believed in 
order, discipline, hardwork, honesty, but most of all love. Beginning her work career 
with the Ohio Bell Telephone Company (1942) and Hoover's (1945), she then met 
and married the handsome sailor Arthur J. Stover. Later, with their only daughter 
Ruth Lynne "Stover" (Ted) Rhodes, they moved to Beaver Falls, PA to pursue 
Arthurs career with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

In the 1960's and 1970's, Rita worked at Benson's Department Store as a retail 
buyer, Edmin's Cabana Hayloft Shoppes, and Kaufman's. On the death of her 
beloved husband Art in 1972, she and her daughter returned to her true home in 
Canton as she was a loyal 1942 graduate of McKinley High School. Returning to her 
love of retail, she worked at Higbee's which eventually became Dillard's where she 
was always one of the highest productivity associates and "pacesetter" through her 
career there. She retired from Dillard's at the age of 81 years. Her remaining years 
you would find her side by side with her loving daughter Lynne shopping, 
vacationing, taking long rides (often with good friend Deb Corbett), and enjoying 
family. "Grandson" William T Rhodes of New York City, "'Granddaughter" Trisha 
Rhodes (Frank) Sullivan of Atlanta, GA, Great-Granddaughters Rosemarie and Katy 
Sullivan, numerous nieces and nephews from Ohio, Vermont, and Iowa survive her. 
Her siblings proceeding her in death were Verna (Art) Burkhardt, Marlene (Don, a 
favorite) Anderson, Duane "Bud" Thorley, James Thorley, Richard Thorley, and 
Vivian Carns.

Rita was a beautiful, wonderful, stylish, amazing lady with a pure heart. We loved 
her laugh and her sense of all things right in the world. Her daughter remains 
holding tight to all of her Mothers cherished gifts and her final kiss. Rita had deep 
appreciation for her "best friends" aides, nurses, and staff of Altercare of Louisville.

In her final years, she loved trees and flowers and would oftentimes make beautiful 
leaf pictures she would frame showcasing various leaves and colors from trees 
along the way. She believed that trees made the world more beautiful and would 
see the wonder and greatness in each one. As such, donations can be made to the 
Arbor Day Foundation, 211 N. 12 Street Lincoln, NE 68508, in her memory to leave 
a legacy of beauty in her memory. Funeral services will be 1pm Thursday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH with Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours 
will 12-1pm Thursday at the funeral home. Rita will be laid to rest, beside her 
husband, in West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneral.com 

Monday July 06, 2020

Obituary
Donald S. Townsend, 92, of Macedonia, Ohio and formerly of Beloit, Ohio passed 
away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Anna Maria of Aurora. Donald was born on March 
24, 1928 in Beloit, Ohio to the late Oscar H. and Mary Fern (Greenawalt) Townsend.

Private family service have taken place and interment was at Fairmount Memorial 
Park. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Monday July 06, 2020

Obituary
John "Karl" Bott, 87, of Columbiana, Ohio died at Parkside Nursing Home on July 
4,2020 where he had been a resident the last four years. He was born July 18, 1932 
on the family farm in East Palestine, Ohio and was the son of William and Mollie 
Justison Bott.

A U.S. Army veteran, 966 Engineers Corps (1953 1955) Karl was stationed in 
Germany for two years. Karl worked as an oiler in the maintenance department of 
Kaiser Refractories and its successor National Refractories and retired after over 41 
years of employment. Following his retirement, Karl worked as a handyman at the 7 
& 14 Restaurant for four years. One of Karl's many hobbies included making and 
painting little wooden cars, He always carried a supply in his pickup truck to have 
available to give as gifts to children he met at McDonald's or the “truck stop” on his 
daily coffee run.

Karl was a member and former deacon of Grace Church of Columbiana. During 
their children's younger years he and his wife served as advisors of the church 
youth fellowship.

Survivors include his wife, Judith M. (Bricker) Bott whom he married June 16, 1957, 
a daughter, Karen

Nussbaumer, granddaughters Stefany and Samantha Nussbaumer and great 
granddaughter, Jordynn

Nussbaumer, all of Struthers. Additional survivors include sisters, Helen (Donald) 
Gormley of Colorado,

Joyce (Roy) Garman of Alliance and sisters-in-law Dorothy (Robert) Bott of 
Columbiana, Jessica (Eldon) Napolitano of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Joyce (Herb) of 
Salem, a special niece, Heather (Christon) Gerber of Alliance plus numerous nieces 
and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Karl is predeceased by his son, Alan Karl Bott on June 4, 
2020, He is also predeceased by his son-in-law, Larry Nussbaumer, brothers 
Robert, Herbert, Bruce and Eldon; sisters Pauline Ellebracht , and Mary Dickey; half 
brother William Bott; half sisters, Ruth Bott, Dorothy Bott Radler, and Ruth Bott 
Wilhelm; brother-in-law G. Allen Dickey and sister-in-law Carol Jenkins Bott.

Giving in death, as in life, Karl's earthly remains were donated to Northeast Ohio 
College of Medicine for research, final internment will be at the Ohio Western 
Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio (near Rittman).

A combined memorial service for Karl and Alan will be held at Grace Church of 
Columbiana when Covid restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to Grace Church of Columbiana Memorial Fund, 140 S. 
Main Street, Columbiana, Ohio 44408.

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

Monday July 06, 2020

Obituary
Shirley Howell, 69, of Berlin Center passed away at her home on July 1, 2020. 
Shirley was born on May 14, 1951 in West Virginia to the late Walter and Violet 
(Tripplet) Brock.

Private services were held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Sunday July 05, 2020

Obituary
Robert F. Bakalik, age 88, passed away on July 4 at Hospice House. Bob was born 
May 6, 1932 in Youngstown to Frank J. and Pauline C (Glass) Bakalik. He was a 
1950 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and afterward operated the Franklin 
Food Market on Youngstown’s south side with his sister Pauline. A musician, he 
worked with many local bands from 1944-1956. After serving in the US Army in 
Korea, he married Lois Nagle in 1956 and they moved to Florida where he attained 
his degree in Aviation Administration from the University of Miami. A private pilot 
from the age of 16, he worked for Eastern Airlines in Miami, managed the 
Youngstown Municipal Airport 1958-59, and enjoyed flying his Piper J-3 Cub. Bob 
was a salesman for Hearn Paper Company before opening Boomba’s Restaurant 
and Tavern in 1974 with his mother Pauline. He and Lois were very proud of 
carrying on the tradition of serving many varieties of Polish pierogi. One of his 
greatest joys was a Sunday drive with his family, always ending with a stop for 
frozen custard. Bob never missed his yearly pilgrimage to the Maple Syrup Festival 
in Burton. Backyard BBQ’s, hosting many family and friends were a frequent 
occurrence at the Bakalik household. Each summer he piled the family into the car 
and set off on a great adventure throughout the U.S. After raising their four children, 
Bob and Lois continued to enjoy traveling, including Hawaii and Australia. After 
retiring in 1998, he became very involved in veteran affairs. Bob was a founding 
member of the Mahoning Valley Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 137, 
serving as commander for many years, and on the executive committee of the 
American Legion post 15 in Poland. He was instrumental in naming the KWV 
Memorial Bridge in Struthers, building the KWV Memorial in Austintown and naming 
RT 680 as the KWV Memorial Hwy. In 2001, Bob was honored as a Veteran’s 
Representative during a trip to Seoul, South Korea. As a life-long lover and 
advocate of Mill Creek Park, Bob was a park volunteer in his final years. An avid 
canoeist, he was a member of the Trumbull Canoe Trails Club. Bob attended St. 
Mary’s Church in Mineral Ridge as an active member. Bob is survived by his 
daughter Brenda (Bob) Brunner of Hendersonville, NC, sons Robert F. Jr of 
Youngstown, Michael (Becky) of Parma, David of Columbus; four grandchildren, 
Karl (Valerie) and Kurt (Maura) Brunner, Andi and Lacy Bakalik; and three great 
grandchildren as well as a sister Pauline Szary of Youngstown. Bob was preceded 
in death by his wife of 47 years, Lois. Family and Friends may call from 9:30 to 
10:30 AM Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church in Mineral 
Ridge followed by full Military Honors at the church. In lieu of flowers the family 
requests that donations be made to Hospice House in Bob’s name.

Saturday July 04, 2020

Obituary
James Ray Courtwright  58, of Knox Twp.\ Alliance, Ohio, died July 1, 2020,  at his 
home. The services for him are pending and will be announced. We are planning a 
small service here at the funeral home with our local military honor guard come to 
perform a short service and render military honors. The federal government has 
approved him for full burial in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, 
Ohio on July 14, 2020.  The services here in Salem will be held on the week of July 
6, and will be announced.

Friday July 03, 2020

Obituary
Judith A. Johnson, 80, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2020 at 
Assumption Village Nursing Home. Judith was born March 5, 1940 in Warren, the 
daughter of William and Florence (Morgan) Butler. Prior to retirement in 1992, Judith 
was employed with Packard Electric Co., in the accounting department. Judith was 
a 1957 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. She was a member of Mineral Ridge 
Church of Christ and “Women Working for Christ.” She enjoyed sewing and quilting. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Johnson of 
53 years, who died December 24, 2019. Judith is survived by her sister Sandra 
(Edsel) Baringer and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 10:00-
11:30AM Tuesday, July 7th, at Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, 3911 Main Street, 
Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 
11:30 AM at the church. Social distancing guidelines will be observed, and masks 
are required to attend.

Friday July 03, 2020

Obituary
Asa Lee Liming, 87, of Lordstown passed away into eternal rest Thursday, July 2, 
2020 at his residence. He was born January 31, 1933 in Cadiz, OH the son of Asa 
and Dorothy Thompson Liming. Lee was a 1951 graduate of Cadiz High School and 
attended The Ohio State University. He was a self employed dairy and sheep farmer 
at Lou-Ida Farms. 
Lee married Mary Ruth Young on February 18, 1965. They enjoyed 55 years of 
marriage together. Lee was a member of the Church of Christ of Cadiz and a past 
master of Harrison Lodge #219. He was past president and director of the District 1 
Holstein Club and Ohio Oxford Association, a director of the Trumbull County 
Fairboard, Trumbull County Holstein Club, and the Trumbull County Farm Bureau. 
Lee proudly served his country in the Army. He collected glass milk bottles, farm 
machinery seats and antique tractors. Lee also enjoyed his antique cars and 
attending auctions. He exhibited cattle, sheep, and Belgian draft horses at many 
county and state fairs. He is survived by his wife, Mary Young Liming, a son, Lamar 
L. (Estell) Liming, grandchildren Louis and Marlena, sister, Sally Liming Clay of 
Columbus and brother, Donald W. Liming of Cadiz. Preceding Lee in death were his 
parents. Family and friends may call Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at 
Lane Funeral Home in Austintown. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 
6, 2020 with calling hours from 10:00-11:00 am Funeral service will begin at 11:00 
with Ralph Wince officiating. Upon completion of the service, the procession will 
pass Lou-Ida Farms en route to Lordstown Cemetery. Burial will be with Military 
Honors. The family understands that not all feel comfortable attending due to the 
pandemic. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of 
the Valley. Drink a Pepsi in honor of Lee.

Friday July 03, 2020

Obituary
Koral Danielle Panezott, age 40, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday June 30, 
2020.

She was born September 23, 1979 in Salem, Ohio to George D. Panezott and Darla 
D. Jones (Dixson).

Koral was employed in customer service for many years.

She was an amazing mother to her children and loved her family dearly.

Those left to cherish her memory are; children, Cianna, Kylee, Katona, Emma, 
Georgia; mother, Darla Jones; and two sisters, Kelly and Kaccí.

She is preceeded in death by her father, George Panezott; and step-dad, James 
Jones.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home in honor of Koral. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.  Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.  

Friday July 03, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine – Robert William Ellis of East Palestine, passed away at his home on 
Thursday, July 2, 2020, following a brief illness.

He was born June 5, 1951 in Salem to Robert and Betty Hulton Ellis.

A graduate of EPHS Class of 1969, Mr. Ellis was a local Dodge Mechanic for years 
before working for Snyders of Hanoverton, after retiring, his love was restoring 
classic cars, golfing and spending time with his little K-9 buddy Rebel.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Norton Ellis, whom he married on October 31, 
1997; his step-children, Gregory (Kathy) Huff and Valerie (Jeff) Huff-Leake, both of 
East Palestine; four grandchildren, Kateland Huff, Haley Huff, PFC Amber Huff and 
Gabriella Jane Huff-Leake and three great grandchildren Kaylie, Maddison and 
Ethan.

In addition he is survived by his mother, Betty Hulton; two brothers, Brian (Vikki) 
Ellis of New Waterford and Rick (Lori) Ellis of Columbiana; a special sister and 
brother in law, Shirl and Rich Rollins of Avon, IN; his partner in crime and golf 
buddy, his nephew, James Rollins of Negley and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert G Ellis; a sister, Bonnie; a great 
grandson, Everett; maternal grandparents Essie and Park Hulton and Paternal 
grandparents, Julia and Andy Ellis.

No services will be held at this time.  A celebration of life will be held by the family at 
a later date.  The family asks that you have a drink in his memory.

Memorial donations in memory of Robert can be made to a charity of the donor’s 
choice.

Arrangements have been handled by the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, 
East Palestine.

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

Friday July 03, 2020

Obituary
Linda L. Hoover, age 77, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020. She 
was born May 14, 1943 in Canton, OH to the late Oscar and Gwen Reisling. Linda 
is survived by two sons, Stanley (Laura) Brooks, Gregory Brooks; daughter-in-law, 
Karen Sylvester; two sisters, Anna (Larry) Blackburn, Ida (Tom) Fogle; a brother, 
Oscar (Kathy) Reisling, Jr; two grandchildren, Sarah and Brian Brooks. She was 
also preceded in death by her husband, John Hoover and a son, Steven Matthew 
Brooks. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com     

                                       Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Thursday July 02, 2020

Obituary
Cortland - Marcia Kathleen Miller "Kathy", 79, passed away Saturday June 27, 2020 
at the Hospice House in Poland. 
Kathy was born on December 23, 1940 in Warren, OH, a daughter of the late Ira 
and Georgia McKinnon. 
In her younger years she showed horses. She was a 1958 graduate of Cortland 
High School and was a freelance bookkeeper from 1958 until she retired in 2007. 
She was actively involved with keeping class reunions together for Cortland and 
Bazetta graduates. She was a member of Cortland Christian Church. She was a 
three-time cancer survivor and team member for the Christian Friends Relay for Life 
for several years. She was known as the "popcorn ball lady" of Cortland when she 
would give out her famous popcorn balls on Halloween. In addition to everything 
she did, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that adored her family. 
Kathy will be deeply missed by her loving husband, William "Bill" Miller, whom she 
married on March 12, 1960; son Matthew (Lisa) Miller; grandchildren, Alexis (Matt) 
Ferry and A.J. Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Vesta Moore and 
Patty Paul. 
Due to the pandemic a memorial service for Kathy will be held at a later date. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cortland Christian Church at 153 Grove 
Street Cortland, OH 44410 or Hospice House at 9803 Sharrott Road Youngstown, 
OH 44514 in her memory. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday July 02, 2020

Obituary
James W. Callihan, 81 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 1350 N. 
Canfield-Niles Rd., Mineral Ridge Chapel, for James W. “Jim” Callihan, 81 of N. 
Kingsville, formerly of Niles, who died Monday evening at his residence. Jim was 
born in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Leonard and Leora (Reynolds) Callihan 
and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1957. After graduating, Jim served 
in the U.S. Navy. He worked for 30 years for General Motors, Lordstown as a tool 
and die inspector, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Old Time Baptist 
Church of Conneaut, where he enjoyed singing all the old church hymns. Jim loved 
sailing, had owned a sailboat for years and had been a member of the Ashtabula 
Yacht Club and Redbrook Boat Club. He would sail every year across Lake Erie to 
Canada. He also enjoyed fishing and working in the yard. Jim leaves his wife, the 
former Linda Paden, whom he married May 12, 1979; three children from a previous 
marriage, Teresa, Jay and Ellen and two grandchildren. Besides his parents, Jim 
was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard “Jr.”, Cornelius “Curly”; and five 
sisters, Jewel, Beatrice, Wanda, Florence and Mildred and his beloved dogs, Brutus 
and Cody Callihan. Friends may call for one hour prior to the services on Monday at 
the funeral home, where social distancing will be practiced with a limited number of 
friends visiting at one time. As a social courtesy, please wear a mask or facial 
covering.

Thursday July 02, 2020

Obituary
Newton Falls – James E. Currey, 73, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 1, 
2020 surrounded by loved ones. 
James was born August 25, 1946 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the son of the late 
Clair and Leona (Jeffries) Currey. 
James served his country in the United States Navy through the Vietnam War. After 
being honorably discharged from the Navy, James went on to be a Teamster for 
Strimbu Trucking and was a certified welder. 
There were many things that James enjoyed doing. He loved doing yard work and 
gardening. He was fond of golfing, watching the Buckeyes and of classic cars. 
He will be deeply missed by his children Jeffrey (Gwen) Currey and Michael (Linda) 
Currey; his grandchildren Jessica, Mallory, Molly, Michael Jr., and Taylor Marie; his 
sisters Rebecca Shauver and Judith (Albert) Billock; and many other family and 
friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents. 
A private graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Burial Park. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday July 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Kevin Conrad Blackburn, age 35 died Monday, June 29, 2020. He was 
born May 14, 1985 in Alliance, son of Ronnie G. Jr. and Jeri L. (Custer) Blackburn.

Kevin was a 2003 graduate of Salem High School and enjoyed camping and fishing.

Kevin loved his four children.

Survivors include his parents, Ronnie G. and Jeri L. (Custer) Blackburn of Salem; 
two sons, Kevin Conrad Blackburn Jr. and Colton Ray Blackburn; two daughters, 
McKenzie Marie Blackburn and Payton Renee Blackburn; sister, Keri Davis of 
Salineville; brother, Kasey Blackburn of East Rochester; maternal grandparents, 
James and Joyce Custer of Hanoverton.

Preceding him in death was his paternal grandparents, Ronnie J. Sr., and Allie Jean 
(Gullet) Blackburn.

Private services will be held. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services

To view Kevin’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday July 02, 2020

Obituary
Judy "Mama" Donaldson, 76 of Alliance passed away at the Cleveland Clinic on 
July 1, 2020 at 12:05 AM due to a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by 
her late husband of 42 years Robert C. Donaldson and oldest son Robert P. 
Donaldson. She is survived by a brother Robert Weekly Sr. and a sister Iona Risley. 
She is also survived by a daughter Lori (Timothy) Furry, sons; Troy (Jayne) 
Donaldson, Michael (Jodi) Donaldson and Joseph Donaldson, her grandchildren; 
Gary (Jessica) Garlock II, Nick Donaldson, Jessica Donaldson, Anika Smith and 
Julianna "Pudi" Pierce; great grandchildren Garrison Garlock, Gage Mates and 
many nieces and nephews.

Per her request no services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions can be 
made in her memory to the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center CA Building, 10201 
Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106. Friends and family can send condolences and 
sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.

Wednesday July 01, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Douglas Howard Measmer, 63, who is now with his parents, passed 
away Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020 at Hospice of the Western Reserve 
Inpatient Unit. He was born February 18, 1957 in Youngstown, a son of Richard H. 
and Mary D. (Davis) Measmer. Doug was a 1975 graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School. He then served his country as a member of the U.S. Airforce. Doug loved 
music and was a collector of both Mustang cars and models. He is survived by his 
brothers, Bradley (Joyce) Measmer of Austintown and Stephen Measmer of Bellrica, 
MA; his sisters, Rebecca (Timothy) Bakos of Austintown and Laurel Measmer of 
Akron; many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Doug was 
preceded in death by his parents. There will be a Memorial Service Friday, July 10th 
at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Cornersburg. Memorial contributions in 
Doug’s name may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Yo., OH 
44512. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday July 01, 2020

Obituary
Taylor Scott Phillips, age 29, of Guilford Lake passed away unexpectedly Monday, 
June 29, 2020.  Taylor was born November 20, 1990, son of Michael and Shirley 
(Sell) Phillips.

Taylor was a 2009 graduate of United Local where he excelled in football, 
basketball, track, and baseball. Following high school, Taylor attended the 
University of Mount Union where he played football. He graduated in 2013 with a 
degree in accounting.  

Throughout Taylor’s life, he impacted many of all ages. His personality could light up 
any venue. Taylor absolutely loved enjoying life with his many friends.  He could sit 
around a room full of adults and discuss life and in the blink of an eye act like a five-
year-old with the kids in the next room just to make them laugh and smile.

Taylor enjoyed being outdoors. Anything from working at the family farms, trucks, 
walking the woods, and tractor pulls.  He was the most stylish country guy you ever 
saw, from his boots, to his random belt buckles and sunglasses. Nights out where 
he could hang out with his friends and just be Taylor. Sunday suppers playing whiffle 
ball, running around on round bales, and being the center of attention just to make 
everyone laugh.  Taylor was our smart aleck who enjoyed life and we all loved him 
for who he was.   

Surviving family members include his parents Mike and Shirley Phillips, brothers 
Jordan (Christina) Phillips and Bryan (Sarah) Phillips, Grandmother Barb Sell, niece 
Rileah, nephews Jordan, Carter and Kase, aunts and uncles Linda (Ron) Jackson, 
Jeff (Deb) Sell, Laurie (Rick) Huston, and Cathy Phillips, along with many other 
aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Taylor also leaves behind girlfriend Darby and 
numerous great friends.

He was the grandson of Don Sell and Melva Phillips, who preceded him in death. 

Taylor left us with so many great memories that we will all cherish forever.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2020 at Winona Friends 
Church with Rev. Robert Rowley officiating, Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. For the safety of the 
Phillips family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own 
mask.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Local Athletic Department, 
8143 St. Rt. 9, Hanoverton, OH 44423.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Taylor’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday July 01, 2020

Obituary
Thomas Eugene Windows, 60, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Green 
Meadows Health and Wellness Center surrounded by his family, after a 20-year 
battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Tom was born in Pennsylvania on March 28, 1960 to 
Ronald and Donna Windows. Tom is an Army Veteran and was a Truck Driver for 
many years.

Aside from his Parents, Tom is survived by his son, Tom Windows Jr; daughter 
Nicole (Wyatt) Carpenter; 2 grandchildren, Caleb and Alexander Carpenter; brother 
RJ (Joani) Windows; sister Ronda Dean.

A special thank you to all of the Nurses and Aides who took good care of Tom over 
the last 10 years at Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center. 

A private memorial service for immediate family only will be held later. In lieu of 
flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made in his name to the 
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 91891, Washington, DC  20090-1891. 
They have been a tremendous help to the family over the years. Online 
condolences may be left www.stierisraefuneralhome.com

                                    Stier-Israel Funeral Home 

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Obituary
James Harry Simpson passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home with his 
loved ones by his side. James was born August 5, 1959 in Youngstown the son of 
James Leroy and Dorothy M. (Bowser) Simpson and was a lifelong area resident. 
He was an Army Veteran and a member of the V.F.W. in Girard. Jim worked for 
Modern Builders Supply. He leaves his wife the former Carol Bucklew, whom he 
married November 1, 1997, two children, Paul (Sandra) Furman and Melanie (Dan) 
McGirr both of Shawnee, KA, one brother, William (Terri Lynn) Simpson of 
Youngstown, two sisters, Dorothy Simpson (Chuck) of Lordstown, and Cathy Parks 
(John) of Fort Myers, FL, as well as 16 grandchildren. Besides his parents James 
and Dorothy, Jim was preceded in death by a sister Ruth Ann Spellman. Private 
family services were held at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were 
entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. 
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Obituary
Cheryl A. Mullins, age 63 of Warren, passed away after a brief illness at University 
Hospitals in Cleveland. Cheryl was born in Buffalo, New York on June 16, 1957 to 
Thomas & Rose (Rau) Dzielski, Sr. 

Cheryl enjoyed spending time in the garden tending to the lawn and landscaping 
with her brother-in-law, as well as the quiet beauty of watching hummingbirds flit 
about their feeders. She also loved the noise and excitement of playing Bingo with 
her friends, especially when she was able to support TNR with their many Vera 
Bradley bingo events. She had a soft spot for animals especially her “nieces” Lily 
and Tootsie. Most importantly, Cheryl loved her family, spending time laughing and 
creating memories. 

Cheryl is survived by her sister Patricia (Larry) Gilmore, her brother David Dzielski, 
her nieces and nephews: Charles (Addie) Datish, Joshua Datish, Rebecca (Mark) 
Wendell, Melissa (Kevin Henline) Datish and Damon (Amy) Datish; and her great-
nephew Niki Datish; her aunt Frannie and uncle Ted and a very large extended 
family with many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother 
Thomas Dzielski, Jr., her great-niece Addison Henline and her ex-husband Michael 
Mullins. 

Cremation has taken place and there are no formal services planned. Cheryl’s 
remains will be interred at Oakwood Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospital ICU and University Hospitals for 
their care and compassion with Cheryl during her illness.

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Obituary
Helen L. (Lamphear) Brainard, age 85 of Bazetta Township, passed away on June 
28, 2020 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Helen was born on November 16, 
1934 in Greene Township to Aldrich E. & Isabel R. (Probert) Kagy. She graduated 
from Greene High School in 1952. 

In 1956, Helen was united in marriage to her first husband Francis A. Lamphear, Jr., 
who preceded her in death in 1978. In 1982, Helen married Wade Brainard who 
preceded her in death in 2019. 

Helen worked for many years as the bookkeeper for Cortland Fuel and Supply. 

Helen was active in her community as a 4-H Leader and Girl Scout Leader. She 
also worked the polling stations during elections. 

Helen was a woman of great faith. She was a dedicated member of the Cortland 
United Methodist Church where she spent 50 years singing in the choir. She was a 
Sunday School teacher and served as the treasurer. She was active with the United 
Methodist Women and served on various committees. 

When she took time for herself, Helen enjoyed sewing, bowling, gardening, and 
baking. 

Helen is survived by her children: Nancy (William) Ulrich, David (DiAnna) Lamphear 
and Paul Lamphear; her grandchildren: Dayna N. (Jon Houston) Lamphear, Erica 
(Tod Bacha) Ulrich, Nicholas (Anna) Lamphear, Tracie (Cory Woodford) Ulrich, Kyle 
(Sandralene Kirchens) Lamphear, Valerie and Jennifer Wood; her great-
grandchildren: Adam, Hadley and Silas; her brothers: Harold (Leona) Kagy and 
Walter (Brenda) Kagy; 3 step daughters and many step grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. Besides husbands, Helen is preceded in death by her parents, her 
sister Harriet Zerovich, her brother Raymond Kagy, an infant brother and a stepson. 

Visitation for Helen will be held on Thursday July 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 
p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Cortland where a funeral 
service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. The use of a face mask is encouraged, 
and you are asked to exercise social distancing while in attendance. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to either Cortland United 
Methodist Church or Armstrong Memory Care Activity Fund.

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Obituary
Brandi McCoy, age 39, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, June 
29, 2020 in her home. She was born January 14, 1981 in Marietta OH. Brandi was 
an LPN, but the job she truly loved was being a wife, mother and child of God. She 
passionately attended all the kids sporting events, enjoyed running (okay jogging) 
and volunteering for her church, Louisville Schools and the Louisville Athletic 
Booster Club. She had worked as a nurse for Louisville City Schools and St. Lukes

Brandi is survived by her husband, Aaron McCoy; two daughters, Gracie and Ellie 
McCoy; her father, Clarence (Laurie) Kindler; a sister, Alisha (Jim) Miller; a brother, 
Nathaniel Kindler; two step-brothers, Dan and Peter Mucci and several nieces and 
nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara (Gump) Kindler.

Funeral Services will be 10am Friday morning at Louisville Christian Church 1800 
South Chapel St, Louisville, OH 44641. Calling hours will be 5-8pm Thursday 
evening at the church. Brandi will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. 
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial donations made to the “Full 
Belly Account” (Please no flowers). Checks can be made out to Louisville Food 
Service and mailed to 407 E. Main St, Louisville, OH 44641 Atn: Jan Williams. 
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home  

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Obituary
Lisbon - Karen G. Dillon, age 67, of Lisbon, died on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 
Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on January 22, 1953 in Youngstown, OH, daughter of the late James 
and Mary Klein Pappas.

Karen was a 1971 graduate of Poland high school and a 1976 graduate of Ohio 
State, where she obtained her bachelor’s in pharmacy and went on to work as a 
Pharmacist with Rite Aid. She was Lutheran by faith but was a member of the First 
United Methodist Church in Lisbon. Karen had a passion for art and loved attending 
art shows and was a member of the North Eastern Ohio Forestry Association. She 
operated Dillon Fruit Farms for 32 years. She enjoyed making frequent trips to 
Presque Isle with her husband Jim, spending time at Fellows Riverside Garden in 
Mill Creek Park and photographing flowers, especially roses..

Karen is survived by her husband, James "Jim" R. Dillon, whom she married on 
October 1, 1982; and two sisters, Cheryl (Tom) Kear of Poland, OH and Leslie 
(Alan) Conzett of Boardman, OH.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lisbon, 
114 E Washington St Lisbon, OH 44432 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St, 
Boardman, OH 44512/

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

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

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Nick “The Greek” Thomas Senanefes, age 67 died Sunday, June 14, 
2020 at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital where he was an organ 
donor. He was born September 17, 1952 in Salem, son of the late Thomas and 
Sophie (Dakis) Senanefes.

Survivors include a daughter, Aubrey (Eric Schreibeis) Freeze of Sharon, PA and 
two grandchildren, Christion and Johnathan.

Nick picked up the guitar at age 12 and has been a musician ever since. He was 
incredibly talented and could play almost any instrument he put his hands on. He 
was a member of several bands throughout his life including "The Sundance Kids" 
and "The Freed City Rockers". He often played at Guilford Lake, The Eagles Club 
and the Canfield Fair. Nick was well known around Salem and several other 
surrounding areas for doing electrical work until he retired in 2015. He became a 
self-employed electrician after being taught the trade by his Uncle Charley with 
whom he was always very close. Nick was the type of person who would give the 
shirt off his back to anyone who needed it, but always made sure to express his 
very deep love for his family and friends. He will forever be remembered for his 
upbeat personality, always smiling and acting goofy, but most of all his passion and 
love for music. 

Calling hours will be held from 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Stark Memorial. For 
the safety of the Senanefes family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing 
and bring your own mask.

He believed there is a need for the healing power of music.

In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the following organizations would be much 
appreciated: Face the Music Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization 
committed to helping individuals with limited means access addiction treatment, and 
increasing support for substance abuse prevention and aftercare through music-
based programs, https://facethemusic.org/donate or 
https://rocktorecovery.org/donate or Lifebanc, P.O. Box 933379, Cleveland, OH 
44193.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Nick’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday June 30, 2020

MARILYN'S OBITUARY
Marilyn Ann Barton, 81, of Salem, died at 2:22 PM on June 16, 2020.
She was born on October 13, 1938, in Salem, Ohio, to the late Ralph W. and Jean 
M. (Byrd) Morgan.
She worked as a press operator at Warren Molded Plastics for many years.
She is survived by her three children; Don (Kim) Barton Jr, Ron (Loretta) Barton, 
and Steve Barton, all of Florida, and two siblings; Diane Dozmati, of Mount Vernon, 
Ohio, and William Morgan.

Tuesday June 30, 2020

TERESITA'S OBITUARY
Teresita S. Hoffmaster peacefully departed this life to be with our Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 
Windsor Estates Assisted Living in New Middletown, Ohio.  Teresita will always be 
remembered for her love of family and friends,
 her kind and generous heart, and her amazing cooking. 
 
Teresita was born on October 19, 1941, in Lubao, Pampanga in the Philippines.  
She was the daughter of Anacleto and Rosario Sorrano Yutuc.  
 
In 1967, she met and married the love of her life, Ronald Hoffmaster, who was 
stationed in the Philippines during the 
Vietnam War, as a proud member of the United States Marine Corps.  Shortly 
thereafter, they moved to Salem, Ohio, 
where her husband was originally from.  
 
Teresita was an excellent homemaker and an incredible cook.  She was very 
versatile in the kitchen, preparing delicious food from her native land,
 as well as American dishes that she quickly learned to perfection when she moved 
to the United States.  She was best known for her eggrolls, 
which she shared with all that knew her.  Her eggroll recipe has been passed on to 
her sons and granddaughters, to be enjoyed by many generations to come.  
 
It gave Teresita great joy to make sure that everyone felt welcomed in her home.  As 
a result, she was constantly surrounded by family and friends. 
She enjoyed bingo, playing Cuajo (Filipino card game), and crocheting.  She also 
had an incredible love for animals.  Many of the pets that she had
over the years were strays that sensed her gentle heart and beautiful soul.  
 
Teresita leaves behind to cherish her memories, three sons, John (Kellie) Yutuc of 
Lexington, Ohio, Steven (Maria) Hoffmaster of Poland, Ohio,
and Robert Hoffmaster of Salem, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Kayla and Isabella 
Hoffmaster of Poland; along with numerous brothers, sisters,
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in both the Philippines and the United States.  
 
Her husband, Ronald Lee Hoffmaster, whom she married on October 28, 1967, 
passed away on June 8, 2015. 
 
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Teresita’s family has chosen to have a private 
service for immediate family to be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen and Sons Funeral Home in Salem, officiated by Rev. Aimee 
Raymond. Burial services will eventually take place at Hope Cemetery in Salem.
The family is planning to have a Celebration of Life for family and friends to be held 
at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Teresita’s name to Angels 
for Animals, 4750 West South Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.  

Tuesday June 30, 2020

DAVID'S OBITUARY
David Bruce Zirkle, former resident of Salem, died Friday, June 26, 2020, in 
Nashville.
 
He was born on December 15, 1957, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the son of the late 
Robt and Elaine (Mott) Zirkle.
 
He is survived by children; David (Jacqueline) Mercer, Tiffany (Ralph) Spotteson, 
and Adam Mercer, siblings Delores (Ronald) Davis of Cambridge Springs, PA, 
Donna (James) Davis of Meadville, PA, and Darryl (Becky) Zirkle of Cambridge 
Springs, PA, and 5 grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by brothers Danny Zirkle 
and Dale Zirkle.
 
Arrangements are pending at this time.

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Betty J. Johnson, 93, of Fowler for almost 60 years, passed away on 
June 21, 2020 at Cortland Healthcare Center where she had been a resident for 
almost 5 years. 
She was born on October 17, 1926 in Niles, the daughter of the late Frank and 
Mame McCullough. Betty married the late Henry R. Johnson on November 1, 1947 
in Niles. Henry passed away May 30, 2009. 
Betty loved spending time with her family and friends and always had a smile to 
share. Betty, Henry and their family ran two Johnson’s Corn Dog Concession trailers 
for 24 years. The trailers can still be found at local fairs. 
Betty was a sweet, lovable lady and she will be sadly missed by her family, friends, 
Cortland Healthcare staff, and all who knew and loved her. Hugs and kisses to you, 
Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. 
She leaves her memories to be cherished by her daughters Darlene (Steve) 
Kennedy of Martinez, GA, and Shirley Secrist of Cortland; her daughter-in-law 
Nancy Johnson of Cortland; her sons Tim (Pat) Johnson and Denny (Michelle) 
Johnson, both of Rock Hill, SC, and Kevin Johnson of Fowler; her 10 grandchildren 
Tracey, Mike, Bill, Greta, Linda, Fawne, Helana, Amanda, Christopher and Ricky; 
her grand-fur-baby Dusty; her 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and 
nephews. 
Betty’s son, Staff Sgt. Terry L. Johnson, preceded her in death, as well as her 
parents, three brothers, and two sisters. 
Funeral services were held today, Saturday June 27, 2020, at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel with Rev. Dr. Vicki Breckner, Betty’s niece, officiating. 
Betty was laid to rest at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren. Honorary pallbearers 
were the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club.

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Joseph D. Brooks, age 69, died Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Salem North 
Healthcare. He was born December 28, 1950 in Washington D.C., son of the late 
Joseph D. and Muriel (Thorne) Brooks.

Joseph served in the United States Air Force, retiring from the Pentagon. He 
enjoyed reading as well as a variety of music.

Survivors include his wife, Vickey (Mifflin) Brooks whom he married May 2, 1980; 
three children, Yvonne Mitchell, Jeremy Mitchell and James White; sister, Patty 
(Marty) Goettler; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A private service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Joseph’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
 

SALEM - Joyce Ann Jensen, age 72, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her residence. 
She was born October 13, 1947 in Salem, OH, a daughter of the late Francis and 
Margaret (Roush) Hawkins.

Joyce was a 1965 graduate of United Local High School and received a Bachelors 
Degree in Education from Kent State University. She taught first grade at United 
Local Schools for 30 years, retiring in 2007. Joyce was a member of Winona United 
Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Jensen, whom she married June 11, 1970; 
one son, Brad (Brooke) Jensen of Charlotte; one daughter, Julie (Kurt) Delfavero of 
Cleveland; one brother, Francis ( Jeanne) Hawkins Jr.; and two grandchildren, Cole 
and Emery Jensen.

Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Hawkins.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Donations may be made to The Joyce Jensen Scholarship ICO The United 
Community Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 281 Hanoverton, OH 44423.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Service.

Please visit www.starkmemorial.com to view obituary or send condolences. 

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
 

SALEM - Joyce Ann Jensen, age 72, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her residence. 
She was born October 13, 1947 in Salem, OH, a daughter of the late Francis and 
Margaret (Roush) Hawkins.

Joyce was a 1965 graduate of United Local High School and received a Bachelors 
Degree in Education from Kent State University. She taught first grade at United 
Local Schools for 30 years, retiring in 2007. Joyce was a member of Winona United 
Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Jensen, whom she married June 11, 1970; 
one son, Brad (Brooke) Jensen of Charlotte; one daughter, Julie (Kurt) Delfavero of 
Cleveland; one brother, Francis ( Jeanne) Hawkins Jr.; and two grandchildren, Cole 
and Emery Jensen.

Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Hawkins.

There will be no services or calling hours.

Donations may be made to The Joyce Jensen Scholarship ICO The United 
Community Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 281 Hanoverton, OH 44423.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Service.

Please visit www.starkmemorial.com to view obituary or send condolences. 

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
David R. Watkins, age 80, of Louisville, OH, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020. 
He was born in Canton, OH on December, 26, 1939 to the late Ross and Mary Ellen 
(Cole) Watkins. David was a Vietnam army veteran and was on the army boxing 
team. He was a retired self -employed painter and a former employee of Monarch 
Rubber. David was involved in kick boxing and boxing and he trained many fighters. 
He was also involved in the Canton Boys Club for many years. He was an 
entertainer promoter in the Canton area. David was involved in many inventions; 
catalytic convertors and the latest, the veteran’s flag. He was a kind and loving man.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Bruce, George, 
Richard and Don Watkins. David is survived by his son, Craig Watkins; his daughter, 
Teresa (Tony) Dahlquist; his significant other, Paula Kress; two sisters, Gwen (Tom) 
Embaugh and Marilyn Nottingham; a brother, Tom (Sandy) Watkins; his former wife, 
Jerri Betinis; two grandchildren, Cole Dietz and Kasey Watkins.

The Family will greet friends from 3-5 P.M. Thursday at Stier – Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville. There will be no services. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                               Stier – Israel Funeral 

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
Kenny D. Fiets, 63, of Salem passed away at Mercy Medical Center, Boardman on 
June 28, 2020. Kenny was born on December 20,1956 in Salem, Ohio to the late 
Kenneth and JoAnne "Annabell' (Griffith) Fiets. Kenny was a graduate of West 
Branch High School and was a United Sates Army Veteran. Kenny was a Green 
Beret Special Forces for 10 years. He went to the Police Academy in Salem and 
was a member of the Salem Police Auxiliary and worked security for Taco Bell. He 
was a member of the Salem Amvets Post 45 and was part of the Drill Team.

Kenny is survived by his wife Tammy (Sanders) Fiets; daughter Amanda (Chris) 
Lamb; brother Kevin Fiets; sisters Linda Fiets, Brenda (Phillip) Farnsworth and 
Shanna (Ben) Zitkovic; a grandson; in-laws Art Sanders, Mark (Lisa) Sanders and 
John (Pat) Sanders; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private services were held. The family requests memorial contributions be made in 
Kenny's honor to defer costs of final expenses at Consumers Bank in his wifes 
name Tammy Fiets. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at 
www.brownfhonlinecom. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral 
Home, Salem, 330337-6363.

Monday June 29, 2020

Obituary
  Timothy Joseph Klemper, age 73, of Canton, left his earthly home at 7:27 p.m.  
Friday June 26, 2020 at Aultman Hospital, surrounded by the people who loved him 
and whom he loved the most.

  He was born November 27, 1946 in Canton, Ohio to Joseph and Wilma (Crowl) 
Klemper.

  A graduate of Timken High School, Tim was formerly employed by Union Metal as 
a welder.

  Tim was well respected in the music industry, as he played bass guitar and guitar 
in various bands for more than 50 years; worked as a general manager for Gulia 
Music and later went on to open his own music store, Klemper Music in Canton.

  After retiring from the music business, he became a manager at Park Honda.

  Tim was a former member of Perry Rotary, Canton Chamber of Commerce, in 
addition to various other civic organizations.

  An extensive world traveler, Tim never met a person he didn’t like, and was loved 
by all.

    He  will be forever loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Susan 
(Bowman) whom he married August 30, 2011; daughters, Gretchen (Frank) 
Falcone, of Louisville, and Heidi Harris of Jackson Twp.; grandchildren, Fallon, 
Ciara, Gianna, and Frankie Falcone, and Dylan Newell; step-daughters, Jeri and 
Bobbi Brasseur, both of Alliance; step-grandchildren, Charles, James, Kristan, 
Miranda, Ashley, Josh, Dylan, Hayden and Bailey; and ten step-great grandchildren.

    Tim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joan, and brother, Tom.

  A Celebration of Tim’s life will be held at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cripple Creek Ferals 
and Friends, P.O. Box 172, Uniontown, OH 44685. Donations can be made through 
PayPal @ CRIPLCRKFERALS@AOL.COM

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

Saturday June 27, 2020

Obituary
On Wednesday, June 24 , 2020, Melina Michelle Edenfield was called to Heaven 
after a brief, but courageous battle with a pediatric brain tumor. She died peacefully 
at her Poppy and Nay Nay’s home, surrounded lovingly with her Mom, Dad, and 
family by her side. 
Melina was born on November 15 , 2015 to Keith and Michelle Edenfield, and 
was the youngest of three girls. In her four and half years, Melina’s passion and 
competitive spirit was exemplified in the way that she attacked everything she did. 
From T-Ball, to dance class, swimming, or playing the games “Guess Who,” and 
“Old Maid,” she poured her heart into each day that she lived. But more than 
anything, the way that she loved and exuded joy could be found in the relationship 
she shared with big sisters, Klara (8), and Emilea (6), who she adored. During her 
brief illness, when she was away from Klara and Emilea, every facetime chat started 
with one statement, “I want to talk to my sisters.” Melina loved all things “Cheeto” 
(cheetah) print, Starbucks Frappuccinos, Disney Princesses, her favorite being 
Cinderella, Target runs, shopping and giraffes. Fridays were reserved for a special 
shopping day with Mommy, and summer nights for being coached by Daddy in T-
Ball. She spent her days swimming at her Poppy and Nay Nay’s house next door, 
running and biking outside with all of her neighborhood friends, crafting and playing 
games with her sisters, and flipping and jumping on the trampoline. She also took 
piano lessons with Grandpa Bernie. Her brilliance shone in preschool when she 
entered the classroom already spelling and counting to 100. Melina leaves behind 
her loving parents, Keith and Michelle (Popovec) Edenfield, her beloved sisters, 
Klara and Emilea, her Grandparents Ken “Poppy” and Renee “Nay Nay” (Fountaine) 
Popovec, and her Grandfather, Bernard Edenfield. She also leaves her Aunts and 
Uncles, Darren and Julianne (Popovec) Linderman, Kate Popovec and Ollie Goss, 
Jacob and Bethany (Edenfield) Stanley a Great Grandmother, Karen Popovec and 
many Great Aunt and Uncles and friends. She was preceded in death by her 
grandmother, Kathy Edenfield. 
The family would like to thank all of those that have shown their support through 
social media, phone calls, and the thoughtful messages sent and posted. Due to the 
health concerns of Covid 19, however, no calling hours will be held. A mass of 
Christian Burial will be held at St. Christine’s Church, Monday June 29th at 10:00 
a.m., open to all friends and family. Social distancing guidelines will be observed, 
and masks are required to attend. Mass will be followed by a private ceremony for 
the family at Resurrection Cemetery. No luncheon will be held, but the family will 
have a celebration of life at a later date. 
Melina constantly served as an example of what it was like to live with grace, 
strength, and joy. Throughout her illness, Melina wanted all of us to choose joy over 
sadness. In her short four and a half years, she impacted all who knew her, and 
taught all of those who loved her what it means to love and lead by faith. In that light 
she established the Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation in order to help others 
who may be afflicted with pediatric brain tumors. Her foundation is dedicated to 
finding a cure for this terrible disease. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider 
donating to the Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation, where we believe Melina is 
the miracle. Donations can be sent to The Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation, 
PO Box 34, Canfield, OH 44406. 
Choose Joy!

Saturday June 27, 2020

Obituary
Howard Roy Hoskins, age 92, of Canton, OH passed away peacefully on Friday, 
June 26, 2020. He was born January 12, 1928 in Ironton, OH to the late Daniel and 
Mae Hoskins. He was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. Howard was an 
Army Veteran and he was retired from Ragon Electric in Canton.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hoskins; three sons, Ben (Joni), Stephen (Barb) 
and Scott (Brenda) Hoskins; step children; Frank Robison, Jeffrey Robison and 
Christine Paniagua; a brother Daniel (Genevra) Hoskins; 17 grandchildren, 18 
great-grandchildren and his special friend, Jack Lash. Howard was preceded in 
death by his first wife, Vera Hoskins; a son, Terry Hoskins; a sister, Maxine Fairchild; 
a brother, Ralph Hoskins and a step-son, Mark Robison.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Canton Baptist Temple with Pastor 
Delaney Young officiating. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral 

Friday June 26, 2020

Obituary
Kathleen O. Vinion, 74 

Kathleen O. Vinion, 74 of Austintown died Wednesday evening at Hospice House of 
Poland. Kathleen was born May 3, 1946 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Harry 
J. and Marion E. (Ward) MacDonald and was a lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from Fitch High School and worked in food service for Briarfield Manor 
for 10 years and then for Youngstown Developmental Center. She leaves her sister-
in-law, Nancy MacDonald of Canfield; and her life-long friend, Dorothy Wilson of 
Florida. She also leaves her dear friend Dana , neighbor Terri and beloved black 
lab, Molly. Besides her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her daughter, 
Kathleen “Missy” Vinion; her son, Jamie Vinion and her brother, Harry MacDonald. 
There will be no services or calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapter.

Thursday June 25, 2020

Obituary
New Waterford - Cecil D. Beight, 85, passed away Thursday morning, June 25, 
2020 at Christian House Assisted Living in East Palestine.

Cecil was born on October 9, 1934 in Unity Township, OH, son of Wilbur and Hazel 
Hocanson Beight.

He had owned and operated O.T. Beight and Son’s monument company for many 
years and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Petersburg. He served in 
the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. Cecil had served as a Unity Township 
trustee for several years. He was also a member of Poland Masonic Lodge #766 
and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #467 in East Palestine. In his retirement he spent 
his time in Punta Gorda, FL and loved restoring old tractors and playing euchre.

His wife, the former Ruth L. Drummond, whom he married on June 5, 1954, died 
May 31, 2002.

Cecil is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia (Darrell) Birkhimer of Tuscon, AZ; 
Pamela (Joseph) Colella of New Waterford; his son, Eric Beight of East Palestine, 
six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Gary Beight and a brother, Dale W. 
Beight.

Private funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine with Pastor Erin Marie Burns 
officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery where military honors will be 
accorded by the East Palestine Honor Guard.

Thursday June 25, 2020

Obituary
James E. Warnock, age 62, of East Canton, OH passed away unexpectedly on 
Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born May 31, 1958 in Canton, OH to Frank and 
Marilyn (Schultz) Warnock. Jim was an Army Veteran and he worked for Goodyear 
Commercial Tire in Akron. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Janet (Davis) 
Warnock; two sons, Josh (Shaina) and Daniel (Heather) Warnock; his parents; two 
sisters, Tami (Chris) Reichman and Debbie (Tom) Berger; a brother, Tony (Jamie) 
Warnock; and his granddaughter, Maisie Warnock.

A memorial service to celebrate Jim’s life will be 11am Tuesday at Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Larry Hinkle officiating. The family will receive 
friends 10-11am Tuesday morning at the funeral home. 

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home   

Thursday June 25, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – William R. McClish, age 84 died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Courtyard 
at Lexington. He was born March 16, 1936 in Salem, son of the late Charles “Jim” 
Lester and Helen (Holyroyd) McClish.

William served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked at General 
Motors, Lordstown for 30 years, retiring in 1996. William was a member of St. Paul 
Catholic Church. He enjoyed bowling and golf.

Survivors include a brother, John McClish of Salem; nephew, John (Julie) McClish 
Jr. of Salem; niece, Helen Potts of Salem; great nieces, Mandy Potts (Mike) Fisher 
of Hanoverton and Jenna McClish of Salem; great nephews, Benjamin Potts of 
Hanoverton and Jared McClish of Salem; great-great niece and nephews, Molly 
Potts, Brayson Fisher, Kace Fisher, and Nash Fisher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at Stark Memorial. For the 
safety of the McClish family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing and 
bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd., 
Canfield, OH 44406.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view William’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday June 25, 2020

Obituary
  Patricia “Pat” Patterson, age 83, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her 
home.

  She was born June 25, 1936 in Homeworth to Norwood W. Shidler and Vera 
(Myers) Shidler-Williams.

  Pat attended Freeburg One Room School House and Washington Township 
School, before graduating from Louisville High School.

  She worked at Colonial Nursing Center for 22 years, in addition to working at the 
Hartville Flea Market.

  Survivors include: daughter Sheri Anne; son David; grandchildren Lisa (Michael), 
Brandon; great-granddaughters Autumn, Zoey, and Madison; step-children, Jack Jr., 
Joey, and Michael; special friends Cliff and Bertha; many other friends and relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, and step-daughter, Donna.

  A memorial service will take place at Freeburg Church of the Brethren on Tuesday 
June 30 at 2:00 p.m.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Thursday June 25, 2020

Obituary
On Wednesday June 24, 2020 Janice Claire Weimer loving sister and mother of 
three children passed away at the age of 76.

  Janice was born May 28, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Marjorie and Benjamin 
DeLashmutt.  She completed her nursing degree but devoted her life to raising her 
two daughters and one son.

  Janice loved life, family, and people but her love for God is what she enjoyed 
sharing the most.  She was an enduring pillar of support and love to her beloved 
children April, Heather, Chris and her ten grandchildren.  Being an avid reader, she 
spent much time daily reading her Bible and books of prophecy by EG White.  She 
loved the simple things in life and country living.  Her other passion was traveling 
and she made several trips to the United Arab Emirates where her daughter lives.  
In her last visit to Abu Dhabi in 2019, she returned to the United States to pursue 
her dream of finding a peaceful country home.  Her dream was cut short, 
nevertheless she rests in peace awaiting to go to the Promised Land when her 
Savior Jesus returns.  Her one desire is that we would all be with her in heaven 
where there will be no more death, nor pain, or sadness, where all things will be 
made new, as promised in Revelation 21:4.

  She will be laid to rest in the Alliance City Cemetery on Friday 26, 2020 at 2 pm. 
The graveside service will be Live Streamed, please see the bottom of Janice’s 
obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com. A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday June 24, 2020

Obituary
Martha Ann Barnhart, 84 of Champion Township, went home to the Lord on 
Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020, at Windsor House of Champion. She was born 
September 8, 1935 in Wheeling, WVa., the daughter of the late Frank Houston and 
Flora Virginia Marling McCracken. 

Martha was a 1953 graduate of Cameron High School in West Virginia. She had 
worked for B&J Supermarket in Champion, AVI Food Service servicing Packard 
Electric Corp., did babysitting in her home and was an avid homemaker most of her 
married life. 

Martha was a longtime active member of the Champion Presbyterian Church, where 
she had served as church secretary. With her husband, John, Martha enjoyed 
playing couples card games and squaredancing; and were members of the 
Crosstrailers Squaredancing Club. Her greatest joy was being a devoted wife, Mom 
and grandma. She loved raising her family and spending time with her 
grandchildren. Martha enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, shopping and flower 
gardening and was a member of the U.S. Postal Service ladies auxiliary. 

She is survived by seven children, Dr. David (Janet) Barnhart of Brecksville, 
Ricky(Laureen) Barnhart of Hilliard, Steve (Carlene) Barnhart of Mecca Twp., Mark 
Barnhart of Columbus, Barbara Bonanno of Independence,OH, Dr. John W. (Kelly) 
Barnhart of Champion and Suzanne (Dave) Bryant of Seattle, Wash.; fifteen 
grandchildren, Alicia, Jessica and Alexandra Barnhart; Steven, Michelle, Mandy and 
Kyle Barnhart and Kristen (Itzhak) Luzun; Andrew (Shelley) Backs; Isabel Bonanno; 
Brooke, Michael and Matthew Barnhart and Charlotte and William Bryant; six great 
grandchildren, Raelyn, Marlo, Brody, Remmi, Layla and Maverick and one sister, 
Donna Gregg of Chandler, Okla. 

Her husband of over 58 years, John L. Barnhart, Jr., whom she married January 23, 
1954 preceded her in death September 30, 2012. One sister, Sara Burton and two 
brothers, Gerald and Percy McCracken also have preceded in death. 

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Champion 
Presbyterian Church, where the family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. 
service time. Burial will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Park in Champion Township. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel in Warren. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the memorial fund at the Champion 
Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren,OH 44483. Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday June 24, 2020

Obituary
Kyle David Kocher died June 23, 2020 of effects of COVID-19. He was born in 
Canton on March 23, 1977 to Mary Beth Moffett Kocher Hunter and David Kocher.

  At age 2 Kyle developed Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. It affected his entire life. At 
age 10 he suffered his first stroke. He was an Alliance Review newspaper carrier 
from 1990-1996, earning Carrier of the Month honors. With his love for the outdoors 
Kyle worked on the staff at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation in Kensington, Ohio. 
Kyle became an Eagle Scout in 1998.

  Kyle graduated from Alliance High School in 1996. After graduation Kyle worked 
for the Civilian Conservation Corp in Hocking County for approximately 18 months 
restoring state park cabins. He then worked for Goodwill Industries and Mount 
Union College. After a stroke at age 29, caused by radiation therapy, Kyle moved to 
Hartville Meadows. He enjoyed going to the workshop there with his friends. He 
lived there until 2017. Kyle was a life member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in Alliance.

  Kyle has 4 half-brothers: Jeff (Melisse) Hunter, Drew Kocher, Cory (Liz) and 
Jordan Kocher. He is also an uncle to Oliver and Keegan Kocher. His parents are 
Mary Beth and Bob Hunter (deceased) and David and Joan Kocher (deceased).

  A favorite verse of Kyle's: Those who wait on the Lord will rise up on wings like 
eagles; they will renew their strength; they will run and not be tired; they will walk 
and not be weary. Isaiah 41:31.

  Per the families wishes there will be no service.

  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 3295 S. 
Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601 or the Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council, 
2301 13th St NW #3154, Canton, OH 44708.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Wednesday June 24, 2020

Obituary
Dewayne Robert "Bob" Vizzuso was born in Alliance, Ohio on December 11, 1947. 
Bob was 72 years young at his passing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. He was 
diagnosed earlier this year with pancreatic, lymph node, bone and liver cancer. He 
fought hard until the end for his family who he loved so much. Bobby, as most would 
know him then, graduated from West Branch High School in 1967. After 34 years, 
he retired as a Tool and Die maker for General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio. He 
enjoyed golfing and all Cleveland sports teams especially them "Brownies". He was 
a member of Pine Lake Christian Church.

Preceding him in death is his father William Henry Hupp; mother Norma Jean 
Vizzuso; step father Benjamin Vizzuso; infant son Daniel Robert Vizzuso; brother 
Rocco Vizzuso and sister Lou Ellen Simanek.

Surviving him is his wife Deirdre Ward Vizzuso; children Bonnie (Sally) Schatz, 
Abbie (Andrew) Boyce, and Matthew (Shawnna) Vizzuso. He is also survived by 
four grandchildren Olin Boyce, Haizel Boyce, Camdyn Schatz, and Grayson 
Vizzuso; sisters Laura Hupp (Jim) Cook and Mary Hupp and a brother Ron Vizzuso. 
As well as many close nieces, nephews, brothers and sister-in-law.

He was a great man of God who loved his family. Bob's wishes were to "Just love 
one another". Private services will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home 
with Interment at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. The family requests memorial 
contributions be made in Dewayne's name to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. 
Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406. You may view the obituary and sign the guest 
register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangemnets have been entrusted to 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Thomas Edward DeWitt, Sr., 86, passed away Monday morning, June 
22, 2020 at his home. He was born October 5, 1933 in Farrell, Pennsylvania, the 
son of Chester P. (Cesidio Pamfilo DiVito) and Victoria (Leone) DeWitt, Sr. Tom was 
employed as an Officer with the Youngstown Police Department from July 1959 until 
retiring in July of 1979. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, Information Desk, a 
radio dispatcher and Patrol cars and various duties in the Traffic Division. Tom 
attended Lincoln School Kindergarten and Warren Richey grade school, both in 
Youngstown and graduated from East High School in 1951. He attended 
Youngstown State University, where he majored in law enforcement administration 
and computer science. Tom was a 1973 graduate of Northwestern University Traffic 
Institute. After graduating high school, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attending boot 
camp in Bainbridge, Maryland and served from July 1952 until July of 1956. He 
attended the Naval Communications Cryptologic School and served at Port Blakely, 
Bainbridge Island, Washington and Port Lyautey (Kenitra) French Morocco (North 
Africa) with additional assignments to the Sixth Fleet aboard the U.S.S. Bennington 
CV-20 and the U.S.S. Midway CV-41. Tom was also stationed at the Naval 
Communications Stations at Sidi Yahia, French Morocco and Bremerhaven, 
Germany. Tom was a member of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association, 
The Fraternal Order of Police-Youngstown Lodge No. 28 where he was vice pres., 
Treasurer, Trustee and Ohio State 2nd District Trustee. He was also a member of 
The Youngstown Chapter of The Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio and president of 
the Crime Clinic of Greater Youngstown. Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, the 
former Carole Louise Little, whom he married August 19, 1969; his children, 
Kathleen (DeWitt) Sorvillo (David Stevens) of Girard, Thomas E. DeWitt, Jr. (Tracy) 
of Hubbard, William M. Hemlick (Nancy) of Uniontown, David V. DeWitt, Sr. (Sheryl) 
of Hubbard and Robert P. DeWitt of Girard; his grandchildren, Roger Crawford 
(Heather) of Austintown, Nicholas Crawford (Julie) of Austintown, David V. DeWitt, 
Jr. of Hubbard, Sean Hemlick of Parma, Brennan Hemlick of Uniontown and Kara 
Eldridge of Hubbard and 5 great-grandchildren. There will be a private family Mass 
of Christian Burial, due to the Covid-19 Virus. Memorial contributions may be given 
to St. Michael Church, 300 North Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406. Arrangements 
are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Obituary
Salem- Joseph Allen Hall, Sr., age 83, formerly of Green Township, passed away on 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center from complications due 
to COVID-19.  Prior to going to the hospital, Joe had been a resident at Courtyard at 
Lexington in Salem.

Joe was born December 28, 1936 in Marion County, West Virginia. He was the son 
of the late Paul Milton Hall and the late Jean Haley Hall. He was a 1955 graduate of 
Orville High School and a veteran of the United States Army.

Joe moved to the Mahoning Valley to work for The Standard Slag Company and 
then began his career at General Motors, Lordstown Complex in 1966, retiring in 
1997.

Joe was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Leetonia Sportsman Club.  Joe 
enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors.  He enjoyed may hours in his garage 
building dune buggies and rail buggies out of VW’s and Corvairs, as well as working 
on many other projects.  He very much enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s school 
and sports events.  Joe especially loved and appreciated his wife for her love and 
care throughout their life together.  He also loved and enjoyed their two Maltese 
companions, Sissy and Scout. 

Joe is survived by his wife Kathy Sheely Hall, whom he married on May 27, 2006. 
Other survivors include his children: Elizabeth Ann (David) Goerig of Leetonia, 
Joseph Allen (Veronica) Hall, Jr. of Leetonia, and Jeanne Ann (Scott) Workinger of 
Westlake Village, CA; his sister, Betty Bernstein of Graham, WA; grandchildren, 
Jason Allen (Melissa) Goerig of Waxhaw, NC, Valerie (Nicholas) D’Eramo of 
Columbus, OH, Emily Laurel Goerig of Leetonia, Phillip Goerig of Leetonia, Brandon 
Workinger of Westlake Village, CA, Justin Workinger of Westlake Village, CA, 
Joseph Dexter Hall of Leetonia, and Abigail Hall of Leetonia; three great 
grandchildren; Olivia, Dexter and Logan Goerig of Waxhaw, NC; two brothers-in-law, 
Jerry (Lee) Sheely of Lisbon, and Brian Sheely of Leetonia, as well as numerous 
nephews and a niece.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents, 
Joseph Milton and Susanna Wilson Hall and Leonard Allen and Alice Anderson 
Haley, as well as a brother-in-law, Robert Bernstein.

Joe’s wife would like to express her sincere thanks to Joe’s care givers for all the 
special care given to Joe at home and then at the Courtyard.  Special thanks to 
Joe’s brother-in-law, Jerry, Jerry’s family, special care giver and friend, Donna, 
neighbors and friends for their love, support and prayers during Joe’s extended 
illness.

To honor and respect his final wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral 
services.

Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Leetonia Sportsman Club, “Kids 
Day”.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

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

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Obituary
Joyce G. Pettigrew, age 68 of Alliance passed away Monday June 22, 2020 at 
Aultman Alliance Hospital after a brief illness. She was born April 10, 1952 to Ralph 
and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Ralph 
and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman, Sisters; Bonnie Anderson, Linda Martin, Bonnie (Kay) 
Wilson, Brothers; Larry and Ralph Freeman, Brother-in-Law, Ron Cochran. She is 
survived by her Twin- Sister; Joan Cochran, Sister; Carol McIlvain, Brother; Gary 
(Sue Perkins) Freeman. Sister-in Laws; Sheri and Linda Freeman; Brother-in law; 
Dennis Anderson. She is also survived by numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great- 
Nieces and Great- Nephews.  She had a special bond with Kelli (Dave) Lewis, 
Kimberly Dallas, Jamie Anderson, and Taylor Campbell whom she enjoyed spoiling. 
She will also be greatly missed by her special furry Friend, Allie. Joyce was a 1970 
graduate of West Branch High School. She was a Manager at Carriage Hill 
apartments for over 20 years. She was an avid reader of Ann Rule books. Enjoyed 
crossword puzzles, vacations on the beach and camping.  Per her request Private 
Cremation services have taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place 
Saturday June 27, 2020 at 5pm at The Louisville Eagles 306 W Main St. Louisville, 
OH 44641. Online condolences can be shared at www.deansfuneralhome.com.  
Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Obituary
Joyce G. Pettigrew, age 68 of Alliance passed away Monday June 22, 2020 at 
Aultman Alliance Hospital after a brief illness. She was born April 10, 1952 to Ralph 
and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Ralph 
and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman, Sisters; Bonnie Anderson, Linda Martin, Bonnie (Kay) 
Wilson, Brothers; Larry and Ralph Freeman, Brother-in-Law, Ron Cochran. She is 
survived by her Twin- Sister; Joan Cochran, Sister; Carol McIlvain, Brother; Gary 
(Sue Perkins) Freeman. Sister-in Laws; Sheri and Linda Freeman; Brother-in law; 
Dennis Anderson. She is also survived by numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great- 
Nieces and Great- Nephews.  She had a special bond with Kelli (Dave) Lewis, 
Kimberly Dallas, Jamie Anderson, and Taylor Campbell whom she enjoyed spoiling. 
She will also be greatly missed by her special furry Friend, Allie. Joyce was a 1970 
graduate of West Branch High School. She was a Manager at Carriage Hill 
apartments for over 20 years. She was an avid reader of Ann Rule books. Enjoyed 
crossword puzzles, vacations on the beach and camping.  Per her request Private 
Cremation services have taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place 
Saturday June 27, 2020 at 5pm at The Louisville Eagles 306 W Main St. Louisville, 
OH 44641. Online condolences can be shared at www.deansfuneralhome.com.  
Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Obituary
Nancy J. Anders, age 81, of North Canton passed away on Saturday, June 20, 
2020.

Born May 18, 1939 in Chicago, IL; she was the daughter of the late Kurt and 
Caroline (Ferguson) Nelson.  Nancy was a retired nurse.  She was a member of the 
Trinity United Church of Christ in Canton.

She is survived by her children: Laura (Kenny) Lyons and Joseph (Julie) Anders; 
grandchildren: Alex (Melissa) Lyons, Josephine Lyons, Rebekah Tetzloff, Emily 
Tetzloff, Bri Anders, and Calvin Anders; one great grandchild, Ella Lyons; brothers: 
Kenneth (Patricia) Nelson, Paul (Marge) Nelson, Donald (Julie) Nelson, and David 
(Karen) Nelson.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Lee in 2015.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville at 
11:00am on Friday, June 26, 2020, where friends will be received beginning at 
10:00am until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Nursing Home, 626 34th St 
NW, Canton, Ohio, 44709.

Online condolences may be sent to www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Obituary
Beverly C. Barnett, 81, of Sebring, passed away at Crandall Medical Center on June 
22, 2020. She was born in Sebring, Ohio, on September 24, 1938 to the late 
Norman and Mildred (Schrader) Barnett. Beverly was a graduate of Sebring 
McKinley High School and furthered her education at Mount Union College 
obtaining her degree in Education. She was a high school Spanish teacher and 
retired from the West Branch School System. Beverly was a member of Mile Branch 
Grange and attended Community Bible Church in Westville. She devoted many 
hours to Bible study and reading her Bibles. A resident of the Copeland community 
for 30 years, she enjoyed walking and completing jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include her brother, Elvin (Carol) Barnett; nieces Karen (James) Lynn and 
Linda (Ken) Harris. She is also survived by three great nieces; Kathryn 
(Christopher) Denison, Julia (Levi) Beck and Allison Harris.

A Private Service will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring 
with Pastor John A. Tucker officiating. Her service will be live-streamed on the 
funeral home website at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Burial will take place 
at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Memorial contributions can be made in 
Beverly's honor to Community Bible Church 18146 State Rt. 62, Beloit, OH 44609. 
Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home. (330) 938-2526.

Monday June 22, 2020

Obituary
Alejandro “Alex” Angel Chavarriaga (Velasquez), 77 

Alejandro “Alex” Angel Chavarriaga (Velasquez), 77, of North Lima died Friday 
morning with his wife at his side. Alex was born December 20, 1942 in Medellin, 
Colombia, a son of the late Luis Carlos and Laura Velasquez Chavarriaga. He 
attended military school in Colombia before moving to Manhattan, New York United 
States in July 1964. 

He was a skilled trades Pipefitter for General Motors for 32 years. Alex worked at 
GM in Tarrytown, New York until the plant closed and then Lordstown, Ohio when he 
retired April 1, 2000. 

An avid cyclist, he had won the U.S. National Cycling Championship and the Tour of 
Colombia (two years in a row) for his age category and many regional and local 
races. 
Prior to his injury, Alex looked forward to an early retirement to enjoy racing with an 
Italian cycling team during the season and working for a sports camp in Mallorca, 
Spain in the off season. 

Not only was Alex passionate about cycling, he enjoyed soccer, boxing, Texas 
hold’em, music and spending time with family. He was also a certified spinning 
instructor and personal trainer. 

He leaves his wife, the former Marianne Dota (Earnest), whom he married May 2, 
2001; two step-daughters, Jennifer (Jamie) Viano of North Lima,OH, Jaime (David) 
Hallett of San Diego, CA; his granddaughter, Ava and four grandsons, Ethan, 
Josiah, Nathan and Elijah; his siblings, Augusto Chavarriaga, Luis Carlos 
Chavarriaga, Fernando Chavarriaga, George Chavarriaga, Aleyda Gomez, John 
Chavarriaga, Miriam Gomez, Ivan Chavarriaga, Laura Chavarriaga, and Cristina 
Chavarriaga. He also leaves his brother-in-law, Gary J. Dota; many beloved aunts, 
uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Alex had a bigger than life personality and will be dearly missed by all who knew 
him. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and Alex’s wishes, the family will have a private 
Christian service. 

The family requests material tributes take the form of donations to: 
The Spinal Cord Injury Project 
604 Allison Road, D-251 
Piscataway, NJ 08854 
In Memory of Alex Chavarriaga 
(Phone 848.445.6573)

Monday June 22, 2020

Obituary
SOUTHINGTON: 
Donald W. Ridenour, 99, passed from this earth to heaven at 1:14 a.m., on June 20, 
2020. He was born in Warren, Ohio, November 15, 1920, to Lester and Laura 
(Johnston) Ridenour. 

After he graduated from Warren G. Harding in 1939, Donald started working at 
Peerless Electric. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Medical Corps 
during WWII and was stationed in North Africa and India. Returning to Warren after 
the war, he continued to work at Peerless Electric as a tool and die maker, retiring 
from there in 1982. 

On September 5, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Verona “Vee” 
Ulbricht who preceded him in death on April 29, 1994. 

Donald enjoyed traveling with his best friend, Carmen Ritchie, and his midget race 
car to dirt track races in the tri-state area. He was always a Chalker Wildcat fan, 
enjoyed watching Trumbull County Horse Shows with his family and in his later 
years followed NASCAR on TV. He rarely missed his fave “The Price Is Right” or 
FOX News. 

Donald is survived by his daughter Suzette Shafer of Southington, with whom he 
made his home, his grandchildren Keith (Autumn) Dodson and Katelyn (Kevin) 
Brown. In April of 2019, Donald proudly became a great grandfather to Rowan 
Lucas Dodson. Besides his wife, Verona, Donald was preceded in death by his 
sister Elizabeth Jose and his brothers Kenneth and Robert Ridenour. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral 
Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Perkinswood, N.E., where friends and family may visit 
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. immediately prior to the service. As always social distancing 
should be practiced, and the use of a facial covering is encouraged.

Monday June 22, 2020

Obituary
Brenda Mae (Clausen) Greasel, 78, passed away unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center on June 19, 2020. Brenda was born on August 14, 1941 in 
Youngstown, Ohio one of 6 children to Clement D. and Margaret McGovern 
Clausen. On June 27, 1959 Brenda was united in marriage to Joseph L. Greasel Sr. 
with whom she shared 32 years of marriage. Joseph preceded her in death on 
September 15, 1991. Upon graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School Brenda 
began a career as a talented and well-known floral designer sought out by many for 
her amazing talents. She retired in 2010 to spend time with her family. Brenda was 
a charter member of St. James Church where she belonged to the Ladies Altar 
Guild. She was a previous member of St. Michael’s Church and choir and attended 
St. Paul’s Monastery in Ellsworth. She was a 4-H advisor for the Mahoning Valley 
Equestrians and a very active member of Western Reserve Boosters and P.T.A. 
Brenda was a member of Austintown Eagles Aerie and enjoyed bowling leagues 
and card club for over 25 years. 
Brenda is survived by her children, Joseph L. Greasel Jr., Tracy (James) Rohan, 
Karen (Mark) Novotny, Debbie (Michael) Falasca and Thomas (Renee) Greasel; 9 
grandchildren Kristin, Nikkie, Daniel, Joseph, Nicholas, Lauren, Tyler, Holly, Dee 
and 5 great grandchildren Kenzie, David, Dylan, Dominic, and Shane and the 
newest member of the family Great Grandson Luca. She is also survived by her 
sisters Peggy (Phil) Merlo, Linda (Fred) Hash and her brothers Clem (Nancy) 
Clausen and Eric (Shirley) Clausen. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, 
brother Terry Clausen, nephew Eric Clausen Jr., and niece Kimberly Duche. 
Visitation for Brenda will be held on Wednesday June 24, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM 
at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 
Thursday June 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael’s Church, Canfield, Ohio. Burial 
at Paradise UCC Cemetery will follow. In keeping with the practice of social 
distancing we ask those attending calling hours whose last name begins with the 
letter A – M attend from 5:00-6:00 and those with the last name N – Z attend from 
6:00 -7:00 PM. Please leave condolences for the family at 
www.lanefunerahomes.com

Monday June 22, 2020

Obituary
Charlotte L. Mumma, 97 of Bristolville, died Sunday morning, June 21, 2020, at 
Windsor House of Champion. SChe was born October 19, 1922 in Windham, the 
daughter of the late Harry P. and Hattie A. Miller Nickol. She was a Bristolville 
resident most of her life. 

Charlotte was a homemaker all of her married life. She was an active member of the 
Bristolville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Friendly 
Sunday school class and the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the 
Bristolville Historical Society and enjoyed flower gardening, dancing, country and 
western music, traveling and being outdoors. She loved helping and doing for other 
people. 

Charlotte is survived by three daughters, Vicki V. (Dennis) Thompson of Cortland, 
Jean E. Palette of Bristolville and Cindy M. Vance of Lexington, SC; one 
granddaughter, Amber (Shane) McNorton and three grandsons, Robert (Randi) 
Palette, Shaun (Holly) Palette and Nickolas (Cheri) Smith; twelve great 
grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Donna Bailey of Mantua 
and a sister-in-law, Joyce Nickol of Mantua. 

Her husband of over 53 years, Miles E. Mumma, whom she married March 15, 1941 
preceded her in death July 28, 1994. Her sons-in-law, Dannie Vance and Robert 
Palette Jr.; three sisters, Marjorie Nickol, Shirley Mikula and Virginia Smith and six 
brothers, Harry, Howard, Kenneth, Clyde, Robert and Charles Nickol also have all 
preceded in death. 

Private funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, with Pastor Shirley Frantz officiating. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be at Sager Memorial 
Cemetery in Bristolville. Masks should be worn and social distancing will be 
observed. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bristolville United Methodist Church, 
6251 Park Drive, Bristolville,OH 44402. Online condolences may be made to the 
family and the obituary viewed at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday June 22, 2020

Obituary
Marjorie R. Fox-Kuhn, age 86, of Alliance passed away on Sunday afternoon June 
21, 2020 surrounded with love by her family.

  The daughter of Walter and Jessie (Brinker) Hoover, she was born on July 14, 
1933.  Marjorie graduated in 1951 from Atwater High School. She went on to work 
as a sprayer at the former Alliance Ware.

  Marjorie was a member of the Alliance Senior Center where she enjoyed playing 
cards, also enjoyed going to Silver Sneakers at the YMCA.  She was a loyal fan to 
her favorite television programs including DWTS, AFV, Wheel of Fortune and 
Jeopardy. Marjorie also enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians, and her 
grandchildren’s sporting events. She also looked forward to family get togethers.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Diana (Dennis) Simmons, Carol 
(Gary) Stanley, Sharon Haslam, Jerry (Marilyn) Fox, Tina Fox, Lisa (Joel) Palmer; 
step-children, Jay (Peggy) Kuhn, and Cheryl (Bob) Cameron; eighteen 
grandchildren; forty one great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband Jerry Fox in 1972 and 2nd 
husband Samuel Kuhn in 1990; three brothers, Walter, William, and Russell Hoover; 
one sister, Mary Mihalik; two granddaughters, Danette Loy and Kristen Owens; and 
son-in-law, Jim Haslam.

  Funeral service will be held on Thursday June 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Cassaday-
Turkle Christian Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday June 24th at the funeral home. The service will be Live Streamed, 
please see the bottom of Marjorie’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com.

  Memorial contributions can be made in Marjorie’s name to the American Heart 
Association 1575 Corporate Woods Parkway Suite 150 Uniontown, Ohio 44685.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Sunday June 21, 2020

Obituary
Salem - Wayne A. Wolfgang, age 66, of Salem, passed away on Friday, June 19, 
2020 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born on January 3, 1954 in Salem, son of the late Dale and Pauleen Bower 
Wolfgang.

Wayne had worked as a district technician with the Mahoning Soil and Water 
Conservation District. He was an active community member, he served on the 
Crestview School Board for 16 years, was a member of the New Waterford Lions 
Club for over 20 years and was an administrator for the New Waterford Presbyterian 
Preschool. A long-time resident of Crestview School District, Wayne was an ardent 
supporter of the school and was always in the stands at Friday-night football games. 
Wayne also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and crokinole in his later years.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Elaine Santee Wolfgang, whom he married on April 
6, 1996; his two sons, Jared Wolfgang of Somerville, MA and Mark Wolfgang of 
Cleveland; a step son, John (Lauren) Phillis of Beloit; a sister, Darlene (Michael) 
Belaney of Salem; a sister in law, Susan Wolfgang of Fort Myers, FL and three 
grandchildren, Lacey, Nate and Jocelyn Phillis.

He was preceded in death by brother, Earl Wolfgang.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Steve Steer 
officiating. Social distancing will be encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

Burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to JDRF, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, 
New York, NY 10281 or by visiting their website at www.jdrf.org

Sunday June 21, 2020

Obituary
Hanoverton- David J. Yoskey Sr, 59, died suddenly at the place he loved-his farm.

David was born in December 31, 1960 in Akron, OH,  a son of the late Frank J. and 
Mary Ann (Herchick) Yoskey.

David was a 1979 graduate of Lake High School.  He was a surveyor for Local 18 
Operating Engineers.

He was a member of the Trinity Gospel Temple in Canton.

David’s true joys were fishing and farming.

He is survived by three sons, David Yoskey Jr. of Louisville, OH, Mike Yoskey, and 
Nick Yoskey both of Kensington; one sister, Sandy Shannon of Akron; and one 
brother, Frank (Diane) Yoskey of Canal Fulton.

Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet and Debra 
Yoskey.

Private services on his farm will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

Sunday June 21, 2020

Obituary
Linda Rickard Montgomery, age 59, of Alliance, passed away on June 18, 2020 at 
the Cleveland Clinic due to complications after courageously fighting leukemia and 
lymphoma.

She was born June 25, 1960 in Alliance, Ohio to Kenneth and Marjorie Rickard. A 
graduate of Alliance High School, class of 1978, Linda worked at the University of 
Mount Union since 1995 where she held many positions, but finally finding her 
perfect niche in the Dewald Chapel. She was planning to retire this month.

Linda was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she spent many 
years as part of the choir and Threads of Love. She also served as the head of the 
reception committee and a member of the Friendship II Sunday School class. Linda 
was also a long time member of Rainbow Girls and the Eastern Star.

Linda loved camping and being outdoors, spending time with her family, Christmas, 
bird watching.  She was always smiling and bringing joy to others, especially with 
her famous laugh, the “Linda cackle”.

Survivors include her longtime partner, Lynn Goldrick; daughters, Jessica (Craig) 
Crider of Salem, OH, and Amanda Montgomery of Columbus, OH; grandson, Owen 
Crider; sister, Susan (Dieter) Kahle of Solon, OH; nephews, Drew (Erin) Shuster of 
North Ridgeville, OH, and Ben (Erin) Shuster of Arlington, VA; great nephews, Evan, 
Isaac, and Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private funeral service will held.  She will be laid to rest beside her parents at 
Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to American Red Cross (monetary 
or blood donations) www.redcross.org or Christ United Methodist Church 470 
Broadway St. Alliance, OH 44601.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance, 
Ohio.  Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Saturday June 20, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Richard Ernest Moore, 85, of Columbiana, died on Friday, June 19, 
2020 at his home.

He was born December 26, 1934 in Lisbon, son of the late Ray and Thressa Wycoff 
Moore.

Richard served in the U.S Army From 1954 to 1956 and was a member of the 82nd 
Airborne. He worked for General Foods, National Rubber and retired from National 
Refractories in 2002. Richard was a member of the Rogers United Methodist 
Church, where he served as a chairman of the trustees and was an active supporter 
of the Feed My Sheep Program. He was also a member of the Benjamin Firestone 
Post #290 American Legion.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Lee Pike Moore, whom he married 
on August 4, 1956; son, Rickey A. (Tracy Parks) Moore of Colechester, CT; 
daughter, Leean (Douglas) Rawlings of Navarre, FL; Former Son in Law, Forrest 
(Susan) Hawkins of Lisbon, two sisters, Jean (Lewis) Dowd of Salem and Betty 
(Walter) Gallaher of Albuquerque, NM; two brother in Laws, James (Mandy) Pike of 
Lisbon and Wendell Goddard of Salem; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, 
several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Lorie Lee Hawkins, a sister Shirley Goddard 
and two half-brothers, Ted and Tom Gilmer.

Funeral Services will be held, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Jim Rhodes officiating.

Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Funeral 
Home.

Burial will follow at Lisbon Cemetery.

Military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American 
Legion Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to the Feed My Sheep Program at Rogers United 
Methodist Church, P.O Box 231, Rogers OH 44455.

Saturday June 20, 2020

Obituary
John (Johann) Bachinger, loving husband, uncle, brother-in-law, father, father-in-
law, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home, 
Tuesday, June 16th. 
Born January 29th, 1934 in Eberschwang, Austria, John was the oldest of 3 boys. 
He only attended school for 6 years, as the demand of the family farm needed to be 
tended to. Music was a release for him and later became his passion in life. 
Although mastering multiple instruments, he loved the saxophone most of all. 
During one of his many weekend social gatherings, he met his future wife, Maria. 
John decided to join Maria for the rest of his life, and leave behind Austria, his family 
and his farm, when her family was headed for America. 
After working on a farm in Alliance, Ohio, learning the language and the American 
way of life, John was hired at Compco Metal Products, where his father-in-law, as 
well as his brother-in-law, were both employed. He worked in multiple capacities at 
Compco, achieving the general manger position and retiring after 42 years of 
service in 1998. John also painted houses and repaired furnaces, for many years, 
around his full time commitment to Compco. He tapped into his love for music as an 
additional source of income, when his brother-in-law started the Eintracht Band. 
The Youngstown Saxon Club became a very special part of his life. He and Maria 
have many family members there, and met many friends that had made similar 
journeys. Getting together and discussing the past, was John's way of keeping his 
homeland, and it's culture, alive. Passing on those traditions to his family became 
most important. 
John was a member of the Bethel Lutheran church and participated regularly as a 
greeter. 
Although he was an avid Cleveland fan, and faithfully followed the Indians, Browns 
and Cavaliers, he loved to watch his grandchildren play sports more than anything. 
He also was a bowler for many years. 
John was proceeded in death by his parents, Paula and Franz, 2 brothers, Franz 
and August, a son, John, sister-in-laws Maria Bachinger and Lucinda Karsti, and 
brother-in-laws, Michael Karsti and George Benesch. 
He is survived by his children Michael Bachinger, Anna Keck and Robert (Susan) 
Bachinger and Daughter-in-law Marie Bachinger; his grandchildren Michael 
(Amanda) Bachinger, Erik (Kathryn) Bachinger, Lee (Alaina) Keck, Adam (Sarah) 
Keck, Caitlin (Nicholas) Stathopoulos, Lauren (John) Mshar, Dana (Christopher) 
Carlevale, Paul (Stephanie) Carone, Peter (Donna) Carone, Julie (James) Goode; 
his greatgrandchildren Lilliana Bachinger, JAK Keck, JR Mshar, Henry Keck, CAM 
Mshar, Owen Bachinger, Charlie Keck, Quinn Carlevale, Alex Keck, Benson 
Carlevale, Harlow Keck, Giuliana Mshar, Rosalie Bachinger; Sister-in-laws Katie 
Benesch and Rose (Jack) Smith and Brother-in-law Peter (Ava) Karsti, and many 
nieces and nephews. 
A private commemoration service has been held in tribute to John's life. 
To continue John's legacy, the family requests that contributions be made in his 
honor, to the memorial celebration fund of the Saxon Club and mailed to: 710 South 
Meridian Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44509.

Saturday June 20, 2020

Obituary
John (Johann) Bachinger, loving husband, uncle, brother-in-law, father, father-in-
law, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home, 
Tuesday, June 16th. 
Born January 29th, 1934 in Eberschwang, Austria, John was the oldest of 3 boys. 
He only attended school for 6 years, as the demand of the family farm needed to be 
tended to. Music was a release for him and later became his passion in life. 
Although mastering multiple instruments, he loved the saxophone most of all. 
During one of his many weekend social gatherings, he met his future wife, Maria. 
John decided to join Maria for the rest of his life, and leave behind Austria, his family 
and his farm, when her family was headed for America. 
After working on a farm in Alliance, Ohio, learning the language and the American 
way of life, John was hired at Compco Metal Products, where his father-in-law, as 
well as his brother-in-law, were both employed. He worked in multiple capacities at 
Compco, achieving the general manger position and retiring after 42 years of 
service in 1998. John also painted houses and repaired furnaces, for many years, 
around his full time commitment to Compco. He tapped into his love for music as an 
additional source of income, when his brother-in-law started the Eintracht Band. 
The Youngstown Saxon Club became a very special part of his life. He and Maria 
have many family members there, and met many friends that had made similar 
journeys. Getting together and discussing the past, was John's way of keeping his 
homeland, and it's culture, alive. Passing on those traditions to his family became 
most important. 
John was a member of the Bethel Lutheran church and participated regularly as a 
greeter. 
Although he was an avid Cleveland fan, and faithfully followed the Indians, Browns 
and Cavaliers, he loved to watch his grandchildren play sports more than anything. 
He also was a bowler for many years. 
John was proceeded in death by his parents, Paula and Franz, 2 brothers, Franz 
and August, a son, John, sister-in-laws Maria Bachinger and Lucinda Karsti, and 
brother-in-laws, Michael Karsti and George Benesch. 
He is survived by his children Michael Bachinger, Anna Keck and Robert (Susan) 
Bachinger and Daughter-in-law Marie Bachinger; his grandchildren Michael 
(Amanda) Bachinger, Erik (Kathryn) Bachinger, Lee (Alaina) Keck, Adam (Sarah) 
Keck, Caitlin (Nicholas) Stathopoulos, Lauren (John) Mshar, Dana (Christopher) 
Carlevale, Paul (Stephanie) Carone, Peter (Donna) Carone, Julie (James) Goode; 
his greatgrandchildren Lilliana Bachinger, JAK Keck, JR Mshar, Henry Keck, CAM 
Mshar, Owen Bachinger, Charlie Keck, Quinn Carlevale, Alex Keck, Benson 
Carlevale, Harlow Keck, Giuliana Mshar, Rosalie Bachinger; Sister-in-laws Katie 
Benesch and Rose (Jack) Smith and Brother-in-law Peter (Ava) Karsti, and many 
nieces and nephews. 
A private commemoration service has been held in tribute to John's life. 
To continue John's legacy, the family requests that contributions be made in his 
honor, to the memorial celebration fund of the Saxon Club and mailed to: 710 South 
Meridian Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44509.

Friday June 19, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – Donald William Kowalczuk, 48, passed away on Tuesday June 16, 
2020 at Ashtabula County Medical Center, surrounded by his family. 
Donny was born on October 1, 1971 on Ramey Air Force Base in Aquadilla, Puerto 
Rico, a son of Eugene Orest Kowalczuk and Linda Louise Kowalczuk Schweiss. 
He enjoyed being outdoors, working on landscaping, gardening, tree removals, and 
any outdoor work. Donny had a beautiful heart and soul. He was known to help the 
elderly and was loved by many. 
Donny will be deeply missed by his mother and stepfather, Linda and Richard 
Schweiss of Brookfield; aunt Sherry (George) Holmes; and numerous cousins. 
Family and friends may visit from 4-6:00PM on Monday June 22, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday June 23, 2020 at 
the funeral home. 
Those attending the visitation and service are encouraged to wear a mask and 
practice social distancing. 
Burial will take place at Brookfield Township where he will be laid to rest next to his 
father. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Friday June 19, 2020

Obituary
Janet Grace Blevins a resident of Briarfield Manor in Austintown passed away on 
Thursday June 11, 2020. The family would like to thank the Briarfield staff for the 
excellent care given to Janet while she was a resident. 
The daughter of Ivan and Marian Blevins she was born on March 23, 1957 in 
Baltimore, Maryland. The family moved to Canfield, Ohio in January 1966. 
Janet spent her junior year from high school as a foreign exchange student in 
Japan. She graduated from Canfield High School in 1975. She then attended Ohio 
State University graduating with a degree in education in 1979. After graduating 
from college, she taught school for 2 years. Later Janet worked at the GM 
Lordstown auto assembly plant. 
On May 1, 1982 Janet’s mental illness resulted in her attempt to kill herself. Instead, 
she did sufficient brain damage that required her to be in a nursing home. 
Janet is survived by her brother Roger Blevins of Austintown, her sister Jane Self of 
North Carolina and two brothers-in-law, Rev. Arthur Grahe and Steve Magor both of 
York, Pennsylvania and their families. 
Janet was preceded in death by both parents who died of natural causes. She was 
also preceded in death by three siblings, John Blevins, Mary Grahe and Helen 
Magor all whose battles with mental illness resulted in suicide. 
Rev. Grahe has made a video for Janet. It is available on Facebook at Trinity UCC 
Glen Rock. There will be no calling hours. If you desire to do something in memory 
of Janet, the family requests that you make a monetary donation to the American 
Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Friday June 19, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Charles “Chuck” Wayne Hippely, age 77, died Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born February 17, 1943 in Salem, son of 
the late Thomas and Pansy (Swiger) Hippely.

Charles was a 1961 graduate of United Local High School. He was a member of the 
Phillips Christian Church. Charles worked at Patterson Chrysler Plymouth as parts 
manager and owner and operator of Hill Top Auto, then later worked at Walmart. He 
enjoyed classic cars, all sports and loved woodworking.

Survivors include his daughter, Tami Dennison of Salem; son, Timothy Hippely of 
Steubenville; stepchildren, who he helped raise, Tim Crowe and Dawn Marie; 16 
grandchildren and four great grandchildren and his loving companion, Janice 
Townsend of Salem.

Besides his parents, a brother, Dean Hippely and a nephew, Wayne Hippely also 
preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 at Highland 
Memorial Park. For the safety of the Hippely family and visitors, please adhere to 
social distancing and bring your own mask.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Charles’ obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday June 19, 2020

Obituary

Michael  L. Eckert , age 40 of Sebring  passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his 
home.  He was born in May 30, 1980 to Richard Eckert Jr. and Catherine (Carter) 
Eckert.  He was a 1998 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School.  He was 
formerly employed at MPI Labels in Sebring and Graco in North Canton.  Michael 
was an avid sports fan of the; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago White Sox, 
Michigan Wolverines, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and NASCAR.  He also 
had a natural artistic ability. One of his favorite pastimes was playing his guitar. 
Michael had a magnetic, fun, outgoing personality that caused people to gravitate 
towards him. He was loved by many who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will 
be immensely missed. He was preceded in death by his Father; Richard Eckert Jr. 
who passed in 2017. He is survived by his Mother;  Catherine and his Brother;  
Richard (Ricky) Eckert along with Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Thank you to the 
Sebring Rescue Squad and the Fresenius Dialysis Staff in Salem for their excellent 
care of Michael.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday,  June 23, 2020 at Dean's Funeral Home 
at 630pm with Geter  Bailey officiating. Friends and family will be received prior to 
the service from 5 pm to 6:30 pm; at the Funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests  memorial contributions be made in Michael's 
honor to Angels for Animals  4750 W South Range Rd. Canfield, Ohio 44406.  
Online condolences can be shared at www.deansfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements 
are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday June 18, 2020

Obituary
Evelyn Sue Laczko, 80, formerly of Austintown, unexpectedly passed away on 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. 
Born September 25, 1939 in Youngstown, Ohio, Evelyn was the daughter of Paul 
and Sue (Fabry) Zapko. She was a lifelong area resident until she recently relocated 
to North Carolina. She was a member of St. Anne’s Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic 
Church in Austintown. 
Prior to retirement in 2018, Evelyn was a legal secretary for fifty-one years, working 
for Atty. Lawrence Damore, Atty. Martin Golderg and concluding her career as the 
office manager for her son, Atty. JP Laczko. Evelyn was a member of the Saxon 
Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Evelyn was always on the go and loved to 
spend time playing BINGO, shopping and cooking her ethnic Slovak dishes. She 
always had lottery tickets and “scratch-offs” in her purse and always treated you 
with her feisty, witty and engaging personality. Most of all, she enjoyed watching her 
grandsons participate in their various sporting activities, rooting for her Chicago 
Bears and spending time with her family, usually with a beer over a glass of ice. 
Besides her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, 
John J. Laczko, who died April 5, 2020, while both were residents of Marion Living 
Center. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Marion for the kind and 
loving care they gave to them both during their residency. 
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, her children Atty. John P. (Theresa) Laczko of 
Struthers and Lori Laczko of Durham, NC; her grandchildren Chad, Jared and 
Chance Laczko; and her siblings, both of Austintown, Marsha Osborne (Zapko) and 
Kenneth (Karen) Zapko. 
A memorial service to celebrate John and Evelyn’s life will be announced at a later 
date. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Anne Ukrainian 
Catholic Church, 526 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44502.

Thursday June 18, 2020

Obituary
Funeral services will be at noon on Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel for Dan Lee Hom, 90 of Austintown, who died early Thursday 
morning at Briarfield Manor. Dan was one of seven children born to the late Doo Toy 
and Lee Shee Hom on Nov 4, 1929 and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from The Rayen School in 1950, attended Youngstown State University and 
graduated from the Cleveland Engineering Institute Technical School in Machine 
Design. Following high school, Dan served in the United States Army as a medic 
during Korean War. He worked with his brothers at the Youngstown Steel mills, and 
at the post office as a sorter for over 30 years. Dan also owned and operated 
restaurants and concession stands including the Hong Kong Restaurant, 
Youngstown and the Asian Gardens in Austintown .He enjoyed a full life after 
surviving quadruple bypass surgery 20 years ago. Dan enjoyed domestic and 
international travel, fishing, landscaping and most important was spending time with 
his family. He leaves his wife, Anna, whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage 
earlier this year; three children, Richard Hom of N. Royalton, Nancy (Tom) Henshaw 
of Austintown, Tony Hom of Dublin and two grandsons, Tyler and Trevor. Besides 
his parents, Dan was preceded in death by three brother. Tom Hom, Willie Hom, 
Paul Hom; three sisters, Mary Sze, Jeannie Chin and Martha Leong. A visitation will 
be held on Monday from 10:00 am until noon, followed by the funeral service at 
noon, where social distancing will be practiced with a limited number of friends 
visiting at one time. As a social courtesy, please wear a mask or facial covering.

Thursday June 18, 2020

Obituary
Grace Leora Crytzer, 93 of Howland Township, died Thursday morning, June 18, 
2020, at her home in Howland. She was born April 13, 1927 in Warren, the daughter 
of the late George Dart and Nellie Gertrude Clark Monroe. She had been a lifetime 
Trumbull county resident. 

Grace was a homemaker all of her married life and was a dedicated caregiver to 
friends and family over the years. She had been a member of the Nazarene Church 
in Mineral Ridge. 

She is survived by two sons, Dennis E. (Karen) Crytzer of Greenville, Pa. and 
Robert G. (Cindie) Crytzer of Champion; three granddaughters, Shannon, Melissa 
and Cassie and one grandson, Jeremy; three great grandsons, Tyler, Morrison and 
Maddyx and two sisters, Nancy Spatholt of Parma and Rachael Consla of Fowler. 

Her husband, Donald E. Crytzer, whom she married July 19, 1946 preceded her in 
death. Five brothers, Bill, Danny, Earl, Teddy and Paul Monroe and one sister, 
Marian Monroe also have preceded in death. 

The family expresses their appreciation to the caregivers, Judy Scott and Dolly 
Hake for their compassionate and loving care shown to Grace in her last days at 
home. 

A private funeral service will be held Saturday morning, June 20, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, with Pastor Robert Donato 
officiating. Burial will be at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren. 

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

Thursday June 18, 2020

Obituary
Virgil H. Culler passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at The Meadows 
in Prescott Valley, AZ at the age of 98.

The son of Forrest and Emma (Shilder) Culler Virgil grew up in Alliance, Ohio 
graduating from Alliance High School. He met and married Anna “Ann” C. 
(Schorsten) Culler, the love of his life for 59 years.

Moving to Southern California in 1956 Virgil went to work for the California Institute 
of Technology-Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the research of liquid propellant for the 
space industry.

Virgil enjoyed building and flying model airplanes in the Mojave Desert. 

He and Ann loved traveling twice a year to the Navajo Reservations in Arizona, to 
deliver clothes they had collected during that year. Virgil always lovely spoke of the 
Navajo people as his favorite. It was an honor for him to be invited to their sacred 
Yei-be-chei dance, being the only white people in attendance.

He acquired a ten-man raft and took family and friends on many trips down the San 
Juan River before it completely flowed into Lake Powell.

For 32 years another highlight of his life was camping out on the “blue line” along 
Colorado Blvd. for the annual New Years Day Pasadena Rose Parade. Going there 
the night before saving seating spots for his family and friends to view the parade.

 

His brother Kenneth E. Culler of Henderson, NV, cousin, Betty Brunner of McCrea 
Manor, and numerous nieces and nephews survive Virgil.

His parents and his wife Anna “Ann” precede him in death.

 

Graveside service will be held at the Freeburg Church of the Brethren with Pastor 
Zellers officiating on Wednesday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m.  The service will be Live 
Streamed; please see the bottom of Virgil’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com.

 

Thursday June 18, 2020

Obituary
Virgil H. Culler passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at The Meadows 
in Prescott Valley, AZ at the age of 98.

The son of Forrest and Emma (Shilder) Culler Virgil grew up in Alliance, Ohio 
graduating from Alliance High School. He met and married Anna “Ann” C. 
(Schorsten) Culler, the love of his life for 59 years.

Moving to Southern California in 1956 Virgil went to work for the California Institute 
of Technology-Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the research of liquid propellant for the 
space industry.

Virgil enjoyed building and flying model airplanes in the Mojave Desert. 

He and Ann loved traveling twice a year to the Navajo Reservations in Arizona, to 
deliver clothes they had collected during that year. Virgil always lovely spoke of the 
Navajo people as his favorite. It was an honor for him to be invited to their sacred 
Yei-be-chei dance, being the only white people in attendance.

He acquired a ten-man raft and took family and friends on many trips down the San 
Juan River before it completely flowed into Lake Powell.

For 32 years another highlight of his life was camping out on the “blue line” along 
Colorado Blvd. for the annual New Years Day Pasadena Rose Parade. Going there 
the night before saving seating spots for his family and friends to view the parade.

 

His brother Kenneth E. Culler of Henderson, NV, cousin, Betty Brunner of McCrea 
Manor, and numerous nieces and nephews survive Virgil.

His parents and his wife Anna “Ann” precede him in death.

 

Graveside service will be held at the Freeburg Church of the Brethren with Pastor 
Zellers officiating on Wednesday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m.  The service will be Live 
Streamed; please see the bottom of Virgil’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com.

 

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Obituary
Carole J. Mickley, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 
June 16, 2020 in her home. She was born Sept. 8, 1937 to the late James and 
Berdine Mottice. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, crafts and 
watercolor painting. Carole is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas 
Mickley; her daughter, Karen (Dave) O’Neal; seven sons, Rod (Lyra), Dean (Robin), 
Brian (Tammy), Steve (Kelli), Neal, Dale (Janet Vair),and Daryl (Jessicar) Mickley; 
two brothers, Jim (Sandy) Mottice, Bob (Sandy) Mottice; 26 grandchildren and 22 
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Mickley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am Saturday, June 20 in St. Louis 
Catholic Church, Louisville, OH. Calling hours will be 6-8pm Friday evening at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Carole will be laid to rest in St. Louis Parish 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Louisville 
Community Cupboard, PO Box 84, Louisville, OH 44641 or 
LouisvilleCommunityCupboard.org. Because of covid-19, anyone wishing to leave 
condolences for the family, instead of attending, may do so at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Cheryl A. (Kunkle) Duvall-Green, 72, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord on 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 12:08 am at Aultman Hospital in Canton. 
Born on October 9, 1947 in Alliance, to Dillon L. and Dorothy J. (Perkins) Kunkle, 
she lived in Alliance all of her life. 
Cheryl attended Alliance High School, and then graduated from Kent State 
University with an Accounting Degree. 
Cheryl owned and operated the Curly-Q Hair Salon for 22 years. 
She enjoyed gambling and traveling with her husband Bill. 
Survivors include her husband, William A. "Bill" Green, whom she married on 
January 13, 1995; her son, Gary (Melanie) Duvall of Louisville; her daughter, 
Nanette (Mark) Furry of Alliance; three step-daughters, Wendy (Ralph) Edwards of 
North Lima, Amber (Jim) Powell of North Lima and Marie E. (John) Martin of 
Boardman; a step-son, William A. (Chrissy) Green Jr. of Canfield; numerous 
grandchildren; two brothers, Norman and Terry Kunkle; two sisters, Gloria Kunkle 
and Penny (Bob) Kimpton; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, Bruce Kunkle. 
There will be no funeral services per Cheryl’s request. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 
www.nationalmssociety.org . 
You are invited to view Cheryl's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Obituary
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Don Rickman, a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, 
and wonderful friend died unexpectedly and went to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 
14, 2020.

The greatest joys of Don’s life were centered around his 42-year marriage to his 
best friend and wife, his children and grandchildren and the healing power of Jesus 
that was evidenced throughout his life. Don was a master carpenter with a lifetime 
of experience and stories to go along with it. He was born July 1, 1959 and raised in 
Salem, Ohio, a city he loved and enjoyed for its people, the work he accomplished 
while living there, and the memories it held. Don’s larger-than-life personality, big 
hugs and kisses, and booming voice lives in the hearts and minds of all he came 
into contact with from family to friends and neighbors.

Don is survived by his wife, Bonnie Rickman; his children, Amanda (Ryan) Ingle, 
Don Jr. (Amanda Jo) Rickman, and Katie Rickman; grandchildren, Summer, Noah, 
Ivy, Maxwell, and Arlie; stepmom, Rosie Rickman; mother-in-law, Beverly 
Musacchio and adopted parents, Bob and Darlene Hutton; brothers and sisters, 
Jannette Leatherman, Karl (Linda) Rickman, Lois Barker, Desi (Kit) Rickman, 
Lynnette Moretz, his twin sister, Dona Blondet, Rob (Deri) Hutton, Dee Hoffman, 
and Lindy Hutton; many nieces and nephews, dear extended family and many 
friends. He is predeceased by his, father, Karl Rickman, mother, Adele and her 
husband, Jim Bertram, and father-in-law, Louis Musacchio.

Services will be held at Realife Church Saturday, June 20, 2020. Visitation will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. and a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Don’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gertrude “Gertie” M. Spack, age 89, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 
Salem North Healthcare Center. She was born January 19, 1931 in North Benton, 
daughter of the late Burl and Dora E. (Shonk) Hartzell.

Gertie attended Sebring schools. She worked at Clark Pulley Co. in Salem for 20 
years, and previously for Washingtonville Mfg. Co. After leaving from Clark Pulley, 
she was a caregiver for over 20 years. She also excelled in sales of Avon, 
Tupperware and Shaklee Supplement Products. Gertie was a member of the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Other memberships include a 50-year member of 
Salem Saxon Club Branch 18, and a life-member of Salem AMVETS Post 45.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda McDevitt of Salem, OH, Patricia Baker of 
East Rochester, Brenda (Don) Coler of Zepherhills, FL; sister Barbara Landon of 
Alliance; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and three great great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, son, Carl E. Spack Jr.; granddaughter, Tonya McDevitt; sister, 
Thelma Sanders and three brothers, Matthew, Harry and Larry Hartzell also 
preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Smearsoll of Emmanuel Lutheran Church 
officiating. Friends may visit from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at 
the funeral home. For the safety of the Spack family and visitors, please adhere to 
social distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, 3303 Winchester Pike, 
Columbus, OH 43232 or Salem Saxon Club Scholarship Fund, 1980 Newgarden 
Rd., Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Gertie’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Obituary
Edward W. Littera, age 61 passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
He was born September 11, 1958 to Edward and Nancy (Sales) Littera. Per his 
request Private cremation has taken place and public services will not be held at 
this time. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – George Radick, age 85 died Monday, June 15, 2020 at Aultman Hospital 
in Canton. He was born May 2, 1935 in Brewster, son of the late Samuel and Anna 
(Ursing) Radick.

George graduated from Brewster High School and enlisted in the Army in 1954. He 
played baseball for a Cleveland Indian farm team in Wyoming in 1957. He also 
wrote a book on depression. George worked as a lineman for W&LE Railroad, 
retiring after 37 years. Most of all, he was a dedicated family man. He loved people 
and people loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Candace D. (Van Dyne); two sons, Kurt and Dan; one 
daughter, Jennifer and a sister, Mildred Buskett.

Besides his parents, seven sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death.

No services will be held.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view George’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
Richard J. "Moose" Tonnous, age 71, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at Mercy 
Hospital in Canton, Ohio. He was born June 15, 1948 to Moses S. Tonnous and 
Glenna (Spurrier) Tonnous in Caimbridge, Ohio. He is survived by his Wife; Terri 
(Tucker) Tonnous, Two Sons; Richard Jr. and Brent B. Tonnous, Grandchildren; 
Trisha Rohrer, Richard Tonnous III, Brianna Tonnous, Mercedes Tonnous, Justin 
Tonnous, Kristen Tonnous, Austin Tonnous, Hannah Tonnous, Joseph Tonnous, 
Great Grand-Children; Tristen Ball, John Rohrer, Natalia Tonnous, Devon Rohrer, 
Tyson Tonnous, Kayden Ritchie, Thea Lardie, Ember Tewsbury, Siblings; Celelia 
Roby, Donna Gordon, Cynthia Macavley, Maureen Cowgill, Tom Tonnous, Frances 
Tonnous, Veronica McConkey, Gail Tonnous, Paul Tonnous, Carol Arp, and  Ruth 
Smith. He was preceded in death by 2 Daughters; Yvonne Tonnous Peters, Ursula 
Tonnous Hughey and One Sibling; "Sonnie" Tonnous Budai. "Moose" will be 
remembered for his great sense of humor and his ability to make people laugh. He 
was a big NASCAR , Cleveland Browns, and Ohio State fan. He also enjoyed 
farming and loved his dogs. He will be greatly missed by his family. Per his request 
cremation has taken place and a Memorial Celebration will take place at a later 
date. Friends and family may sign an online condolence book at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
Albert G Trent, age 69 passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at Aultman Alliance 
Hospital after a long and courageous fight. He was born June, 19, 1950 in 
Louisville, Kentucky to Albert Hoover Trent and Beatrice S (Underwood) Anderson- 
Trent. He was preceded in death by a Son; Gary David Trent, a Brother; Ronnie 
Trent, and his Parents. He is survived by a Sister; Judy Trent of Russellville, 
Kentucky, a Son; Michael (Rogina) Trent of Alliance, a Daughter; Stacy (Trent) 
Garrison of Alliance, 5 Grand-Children, and his faithful Dog he loved dearly named 
Misfit. He enjoyed motorcycles and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his family 
and all that knew him. Per his request a Private cremation has taken place and no 
public services will be held. Friends and family may share their online condolences 
at www.dean'sfuneral home.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
Cheryl J. Brown, age 73, of Alliance, passed away at her home on Monday June 
15th, 2020.

  She was the daughter of Harold V. & Betty Deloris (Page) Wright, born on May 29, 
1947.

  She attended Marlington High School, and spent her life devoted to her family as a 
homemaker.

  Cheryl attended St. Joseph Catholic Church (Maximo).

  Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Eugene J. Brown, whom she 
married June 5, 1965 and celebrated 55 years of marriage; sons, Mark A. (Theresa) 
Brown of Alliance, Tim E. (Debra) Brown of Louisville; daughter Melissa A. (Brian) 
Wervey of Alliance; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, 
Vance H. (Diane) Wright of Newton Falls,

  She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Richard L. Wright.

  A private family gathering will be held.

  Memorial contributions can be made in Cheryl’s honor to the Leukemia Society of 
America 6155 Rockside Rd. Suite 202 Independence, Ohio 44131.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
WARREN- Starlitta Stewart, age 76, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at her 
residence surrounded by her family. 
Starlitta was born July 20, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Downey and Florence 
(Roop) Downs. 
She was of the Baptist faith. She worked in housekeeping for General Motors and 
other companies as well. 
Besides her parents, Starlitta is preceded in death by her son Louie Stewart, her 
daughter Denise Baumgartner, her brother Carl Rader, and her sister Diana 
Antonelli. 
Starlitta is survived by her daughters Lori Stewart and Evelyn Huey, her sons Chris 
Stewart and Sonny (Clarence) Stewart, 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 
her siblings Brian Masa, Mickey Kellar, and Donna Blosick. 
Starlitta’s request was for no funeral services, cremation has taken place. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with 
Starlitta’s family.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
Shirley Mae Snyder, 88, formerly of Austintown, passed away on Monday, June 15, 
2020, at Cortland Healthcare Center. 
Born November 19, 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio, Shirley was the daughter of John 
Leland and Miriam (Westbaker) Buchwalter. 
She was a high school graduate of Austintown Fitch. Prior to retirement, Shirley 
worked at Dale Dry Cleaners for over 30 years. Shirley’s interests included reading, 
baking, sewing, embroidery and cross stitch. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Clarence S. Snyder, 
who she married June 30, 1956 and died March 1, 2011. Her infant daughter Kathy, 
and her brothers Thomas and Richard Buchwalter also preceded her death. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her nieces; Cindy Brostek, Barb Grecar, Linda 
(Harold) Kemery, and Ruthie (Troy) Palich, her nephews; John Buchwalter and Jeff 
(Holly) Buchwalter; ten great nieces and nephews, three great great nephews and 
one great great niece. 
Private services were held and Shirley was laid to rest next to her husband at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend their appreciation to 
Shirley’s healthcare family at Clearview Lantern Suites and Hospice of the Valley for 
the wonderful care and compassion.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Sara Mae “Sally” Pollock, age 77, went to meet her savior just after 
sunrise Sunday, June 14, 2020 at her home after a lengthy battle with multiple 
health issues. She was born March 15, 1943 in Salem, daughter of the late Homer 
A. and B. Pauline (Blanchard) Miller.

Sally was a 1961 graduate of West Branch High School and 1965 graduate of 
Massillon School of Nursing where she earned her degree in Registered Nursing. 
She had worked as an RN at Salem West Healthcare and Salem Community 
Hospital for a combined 37 years, retiring in 2005. Sally also volunteered for many 
years at Alliance Community Hospital and a Brownies Troop leader, a Cub Scout 
Den Mother and an AWANA leader. She was an active member of Believer’s 
Christian Fellowship Church in Salem where she served as Elder of Spiritual Life, 
teacher, and head of the prayer chain. In addition, she was a mentor to many 
members within the church.

One of her greatest joys in life was anything having to do with her grandchildren. 
She created an oasis of love for all of her children, their spouses and all of her 
grandchildren at her home in Salem where she resided all her life. She attended 
and celebrated all of her grandchildren’s’ events and milestones with joy and pride. 
Sally loved traveling and vacations planned around her family. She was a marvelous 
cook, dedicating almost every Sunday to cooking for her family and anyone else 
who dropped by. She spent her life mothering those around her: first her five 
younger siblings, then her children, new nurses entering the field, her grandchildren 
and finally her great grandchild. She was a blessing to all who knew her, she will be 
greatly missed,

Her husband, the love of her life, Elmer James “Ike” Pollock whom she married 
August 28, 1965 preceded her in death May 17, 1977.

Sally leaves behind her three children and their spouses, Mary Ann (Rich) Esenwein 
of Columbiana, James Lawrence “Jim” (Kathy) Pollock of Salem and Brenda Lee 
(Rodger) Sharp of Salem; seven grandchildren, Daniel James Esenwein, Connor 
Douglas Sharp, Logan Alexander Sharp, Ryan James Pollock, Renee Lynn Pollock 
Brown, Shelby Lynn Esenwein and Ian Nicholas Sharp and one great grandchild, 
Hunter James Esenwein.

Besides her parents and husband, two siblings, Vonda K. McQuiston and Robert J. 
Miller also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Stark. Calling 
hours will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 and 10:00-11:00 
a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For the safety of the Pollock family and visitors, 
please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be held at 
Damascus Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St., Unit B, 
Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Sally’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
Carmel J. Katich, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at The Community Care 
Center in Alliance in the Hospice wing, after a courageous battle with cancer. She 
was born January 16, 1950 to Joseph and Rose (Melpingano)  Katich. Per her 
request Private cremation will take place and no services will be held. Friends and 
family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday June 15, 2020

Obituary
Roberta Jo Kleinhans, age 54, of Sebring passed away on Saturday June 13, 2020 
at Community Care Center.

  She was born on July 15, 1965 the daughter of David G. and Priscilla R. (Barron) 
Bailes.

  Roberta was attending Calvary Pentecostal Church in Sebring.

  She loved listening to gospel music and loved spending time with her grandbabies.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lorin L. Kleinhans, whom she 
married March 3rd 1984; daughters, Bridgett J. (Jason) Hooper and Jaime R. 
(Robert) Baxa; son, Christopher Kleinhans; eight grandchildren, Hannah, Joshua, 
Madison, Justin, Shelby, Holli, Connor, and Harmonee; brothers, David G. Bailes 
and Russell C. Bailes both of Akron; sisters, Angela L. (Russell) Boso and Deborah 
A. Smith both of Byesville, Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sarah R. Bailes; as well as her 
father-in-law, Louis Leo Kleinhans; mother-in-law, Clara L. (Tatsch) Kleinhans; and 
brother-in-law, Rick A. Kleinhans.

  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Alliance Hospice team 
and the Community Care Center for their excellent care of Roberta.

  Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 17th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Sunday June 14, 2020

Obituary
WARREN - Lindsey Marie Alderman, 35, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020. 

Lindsey was born on February 12, 1985, in Warren, the daughter of Charlene A. 
[Brown] and Duane S. Alderman. 

As a young girl she loved dance, art, and gymnastics. Lindsey was a 2002 graduate 
of LaBrae High School. She graduated with a degree in art history from Kent State 
University and currently was working as a server at the Outback Steakhouse in 
Niles. 

Lindsey loved life, visiting with her many friends, and had plans for the future. She 
enjoyed traveling, treasured going on the annual family vacation at Ocean Isle 
Beach in North Carolina. Lindsey loved animals, music and live concerts. 

The memory of her bright smile and her zest for life will never be forgotten. So many 
people loved her so very much. 

Lindsey will be greatly missed by her parents, sister Angela (Kerry) Sullivan, and 
nieces Bailey Sullivan and Kylie Sullivan, aunts and uncles Keith (Chris) Brown, 
Lynn (Tim) Wolfarth, Bruce (Michelle) Brown, Christy (Michael) Graham, Gary 
Alderman, Jill Wyrick and William (Stephanie) Alderman; cousins Audrey (Rich) 
Eaton, Carly (Pete) Rider, Ben Brown, Rebecca Brown, Camren Brown, Catherine 
(Bill) Archuleta, Christopher (Tyler) Graham, Lynn Alderman, Melissa (Mitch) 
Graham Wise, Emily Wyrick and Margaret (Lance) Graban; and second cousins 
Payton Rider, Paisley Eaton, Ethan Archuleta, Hunter Graban, Leland Graban, and 
Alden Wise. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Myrle and Charles Brown and 
Betty and Gene Alderman. 

Family and friends and all friends of Bill W. are welcome to call 4-6PM Wednesday, 
June 17, 2020 at the Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. in 
Warren. Please wear a mask and social distancing will be expected and 
appreciated. A memorial service will begin at 6PM Wednesday at the funeral home 
with Pastor Tyler Wolfe, officiant. 

A private family graveside interment will be at All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 
fond memories and stories are requested.

Saturday June 13, 2020

Obituary
Susan G. Rowbotham, 71 , of Struthers, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton. 
Born March 29, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, Susan was the daughter of Robert and 
Jean (McGowen) Grove Sr. 
Susan was a 1967 graduate of Boardman High School. Prior to retirement she was 
an Accounting Director for GMAC for over 35 years. Susan loved spending time at 
the lake, traveling and cooking. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband James Rowbotham, whom she 
married January 16, 1993, her brother David (Marybeth) Grove, and her nieces and 
nephews. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Robert H. Grove Jr. 
Per Susan’s wishes there will be no services.

Saturday June 13, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Geraldine L. Williams, 63, passed away Friday morning, June 12, 
2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born January 
15, 1957 in Youngstown, a daughter of Chauncey J. and Alice J. (Hopes) Corll. 
Gerry was a Para-Professional with the Austintown School System. She was a 1975 
graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. Gerry was a member of the Smith 
Corners United Methodist Church where she was very active. Gerry was a proud 
Breast Cancer Survivor and also a Life Bank Donor. She was also very involved 
with the PTA and bowled with the Thursday Night Ladies. Gerry was the Treasurer 
for the O.A.P.S.E. (Ohio Assoc. of Public School Employees) No. 194. She also 
enjoyed crafting. More than anything, Gerry loved spending time with her family, 
especially supporting her daughters and grandchildren in all their endeavors. Gerry 
is survived by her mother, Alice; her daughters, Sarah J. (Paul Sammartino) 
Williams of Austintown and Megan L. (Michael) Bodnar of Cortland; her sister, Nora 
J. Ranalli of Austintown; her brothers, Michael J. (Erin) Corll of Austintown, David E. 
(Kathy) Corll of Portage, IN, Ronald A. Corll of Charleston, SC and Paul E. (Diana) 
Corll of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren, who lovingly called her Gigi, Braedon 
Sammartino, Michaela and Mackenzie Bodnar and numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Chauncey. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. 
Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel and 10-11 a.m. 
Wednesday, prior to the Service at 11 a.m. at Smith Corners United Methodist 
Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Smith 
Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Canfield-Niles Rd. Yo., OH 44515.

Saturday June 13, 2020

MARY'S OBITUARY
Mary Beth (Batzli) Brown, 68, of Salem, died at 11:42 AM Wednesday, June 10, 
2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on December 12, 1951, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Lutsch) Batzli.
 
She was a 1970 graduate from West Branch High School. On August 27, 1971, she 
married her husband of 48 years, Donald Brown. She was a homemaker and 
enjoyed her kids and family, as well as going to Rogers Sale and other yard sales, 
and enjoyed golfing and playing on many golf leagues. In her early years, she was a 
keypunch operator at E.W. Bliss.
 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Jesse M. and Jerri N. 
Brown, both of Salem, and her brother Tim Batzli of Mississippi.
 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Joseph E. Brown.
 
A private funeral will be held on Monday at Salem Emmanuel Lutheran Church with 
burial following at Highland Memorial Park.

Friday June 12, 2020

Obituary
West Middlesex – Richard Scott Sr., 67, passed away Thursday evening June 11, 
2020 at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley. 
Richard was born on July 3, 1952 in Apollo, PA, a son of the late Clara A. and 
Elizabeth (Anthony) Scott. 
He loved to ride his motorcycle, playing bingo, and going camping with his wife. 
He will be survived by his loving wife, Linda Scott; his son, Weylin Scott and his 
fiancé Alexis Schuller; grandchildren, Brittany, Less, Paige, Bobby, Sonny, Scott, 
Wesley, Krista, Dylan, Melanie, Nicole, and Leilani; brothers, Terry Scott, Mickey 
Hemphill, Rodger Scott, and Robby Scott; and sister Alberta Guy. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Denise Albanese 
and Robin Wheaton; son, Richard Scott Jr.; and grandson Sonny Wheaton. 
Family and friends may visit on Monday June 15, 2020 from 4-6:00PM at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield, with services to follow at 6:00PM. 
Burial will take place at Mt. Washington Cemetery. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Friday June 12, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBUS - G. Donald Stapleton, Jr., 89, formerly of Salem, died in hospice care 
at Salem Regional Medical Center on Friday, June 12, 2020. He was born 
September 3, 1930, in Lisbon to the late George D., Sr. and Christina (Sutter) 
Stapleton.

Don was a 1948 graduate of Salem High School and a 1950 graduate of Salem 
Trade School. He was employed by the Electric Furnace Company for 25 years, 
where he served in the transportation department. He was also a sales 
representative for both Motor Express and Commercial Motor Freight. He retired 
from National Rubber Machinery (NRM), where he served 11 years as 
Transportation Manager. After retirement, Don drove school bus routes for Salem 
City Schools.

Don served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1953 as a forward observer on the front 
lines of the Punchbowl and Heartbreak Ridge areas. He received the 
Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service and the Korean Service Medal.

Don acquired his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying in his younger years. He coached 
Salem Junior Baseball teams for many years as well as serving as league 
commissioner. He was also a past president of the Salem Athletic Booster Club. 
Don was an avid follower of all Cleveland professional sports teams.

Don was a member of Salem First United Methodist Church, Salem Elks Club, 
Salem AMVETS Post 45, and the Mahoning Valley Chapter of Korean War Veterans 
Association.

Survivors include three children, Kristine B. (Chuck) Fabian of Mineral Ridge, OH, 
D. Michael Stapleton of Ooltewah, TN, and Richard A. (Diana) Stapleton of West 
Deer, PA; four grandchildren, Rick, Kevin, Stone, Ava; and great-granddaughter, 
Isla.

Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death in 2011 by his loving wife of 61 
years, Eunice (Smith) Stapleton. They were married on October 14, 1950.

Private service will be held at Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Doug 
George officiating. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Salem with 
military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem AMVETS Post 45, 
750 S. Broadway, Salem, OH 44460, or donor’s charity of choice.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Don’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday June 12, 2020

Obituary
LEETONIA - Walter Emil Hartman Jr., was born on June 29, 1948 in Salem, Ohio. 
He joined his heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. He 
was 71 years of age. In his early years he played baseball until he was struck in the 
eye by a baseball, which caused him to lose vision in one eye.

Wally was a 1966 graduate of United Local High School. After that, he primarily 
enjoyed to golf, hunt, and fish. Wally would hunt and fish with anyone who would be 
willing to go with him. His favorite times were taking either his children or nephews 
out into the woods. He had the gift of conversation. Once he acquired his hot rod, 
he would go with the Kool Time Cruisers to every car show, where he could to sit 
and talk with anyone. He belonged and was an active member of Lake Mount 
Church of Christ, where he shared his gift of singing with the congregation.  He 
owned his own mason business. During that time, he taught his sons how to be 
hardworking and as dedicated as he was. Even then, he was always ready to help 
anyone in need.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Betty Jane Hartman, his 
sister, Verla Del Madison.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann Louise Hartman, his brother-in-law, 
Chuck Madison. Wally had two sons, Jason (Loretta) Hartman and Adam Hartman; 
nephew, Chis (Jody) Lease; one grandchild, Cordelia Belle Hartman and one more 
on the way; as well as his great nephews, Mason and Brogan Lease.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the 
Lake Mount Church of Christ with Evangelists, Jason Cole and Dick Chambers 
officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. For the 
safety of the Hartman family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing and 
bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Lake Mount Church of Christ, 
6290 St. Rt. 7, New Waterford, OH 44445.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Walter’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday June 11, 2020

Obituary
WINONA – Dale W. Merriman, age 72, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born October 15, 1947 in Kensington, son of the 
late William and Martha (Pollard) Merriman.

Dale was a 1965 graduate of United High School. He worked for Flex-N-Gate 
(formerly Ventra) for 55 years, retiring in 2018. Dale was a member of Greenford 
Christian Church. He was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife, Denise (Wellman) Merriman whom he married December 
27, 1977; son, Scott William Merriman of Salem; daughter, Michelle (Michael) 
Hulsizer of St. Louis, MO; siblings, Gladys (Bob) Laughlin of Salem, Carl (Judy) 
Merriman of Salem, Carol Adams of Salem and Roger (Cathy) Merriman of Novelty; 
grandson, Dylan and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2020 at Greenford 
Christian Church with Pastor John Bush officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday at the church. For the safety of the Merriman family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes 
Association, 4500 Rockside Rd., Suite 380, Independence, OH 44131 or American 
Cancer Society, 40500 Rockside Rd., Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Dale’s obituary, send condolences or send flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday June 11, 2020

Obituary
George Alfred Hughes, Jr., 72 

George Alfred Hughes, Jr., 72 of Boardman died May 20th at Pebblecreek 
Healthcare Center after a long illness. George was born January 31, 1948 in Erie, 
PA, a son of the late George A. and Ruth (Welles) Hughes, Sr. and came to this 
area in 1975. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mercyhurst College in Erie 
and was a vocal music teacher. George taught at The Rayen School for several 
years and then taught at Chaney High School from 1977 until 2005 when he retired. 
George was much loved by his students and received the Ohio Teacher of the Year 
Award from OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) and was a Jennings 
Scholar. He leaves his wife, the former Patricia M. Penney, whom he married 
January 29, 1977; half brother, Owen Hughes of New York, and many nieces and 
nephews. Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by an infant sister, 
Bridgett. .

Thursday June 11, 2020

PERNAL'S OBITUARY
Pernal Derrickson Baker Sr. 82, of Salem, died at 1:45 AM Saturday, May 30, 2020, 
at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
He was born on February 17, 1938 in Salineville, Ohio, the son of the late Marion 
and Alice Mae (Householder) Baker.
 
He was employed for 28 years at the GM Lordstown Auto Assembly plant. He had 
previously worked for the railroad in Wellington. He was a member of the Kingdom 
Hall of Jehovah Witness and Baptized on May 12, 1974. Pernal was a very quiet, 
calm easy going gentleman. He loved to travel around enjoyed playing board games 
with his family. He was very close with his family and was there to help them when 
ever they need him. Pernal enjoyed eating a nicely cooked steak, loved a good cup 
of coffee and Chinese Food.
 
He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen Marie Morgan whom he married on 
May 20, 1963, his children; Pernal D. Baker Jr., Alice Maria Baker, Virginia Sue 
(David) Morris, David Earl Baker, Joel Robert Matthew (Anne) Baker and Maggae 
Jo Jackson, siblings; Harold Clark Baker, Wanda Vantilburg and Cora Mae Weekley, 
and six grandchildren; Andrea Morris, Michael James Baker, Matthew Joseph 
Johnson, Evan David Baker, Anna Eileen Baker and Christopher Joel Baker.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings; Grace Harding, 
Ruth Hooper, Audrey Cheuvront and Earl Dean Baker.
 
It was Pernals wishes that there be no public services. A private family viewing and 
burial was held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 2 PM with burial that followed in 
Franklin Square Cemetery.

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Obituary
Robert H. "Bobby" Parker, 68 of Warren, died Monday afternoon, June 1, 2020, at 
St. Joseph Warren Hospital of complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary 
disease. He was born December 4, 1951 in Youngstown the son of the late Howard 
Eugene "Sonny" Parker and Patricia Evelyn Thompson McQuown. His stepfather, 
Carl Ralph McQuown, who helped raise him after his father passed away, also 
preceded him in death. 

Bobby was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. He worked his whole working 
career as a bricklayer and truck driver and last worked construction with Jack 
Gibson Construction Company. 

Bobby was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of Kevin Harvick and the late Dale 
Earnhardt, Sr. He was a member of the VFW Post No.1090 Men's Auxiliary. 

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathy M. Spurk Parker, whom he married in 
1997; three daughters, Amy (Nick) Parker-Jordan of Missouri, Mandie Lynn Turner 
of North Carolina and Sara (Brian) Linger of Austintown; two stepdaughters, 
Michelle Pascute of Southington and Natalie Spade of Hubbard; ten grandchildren 
and two brothers, Rick (Gretchen) McQuown of Columbus and Randy (Char) Parker 
of Auburn, Calif. 

There will be a private family memorial gathering later in the summer at Kerr 
Cemetery in Weathersfield Township. Per Bobby's wishes cremation was held. 
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.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-MaryAnn Yazbek, 90, passed away Tuesday morning, June 9, 2020 
at Briarfield Manor. She was born February 5, 1930 in Youngstown, a daughter of 
Frank and Stephanie (Kecur) Kirin. MaryAnn was the Head of the switchboard 
operators at Youngstown Hospital Associations North and Southside units, which 
later became Forum Health, retiring in 2000. She was a graduate of Wilson High 
School and later received an Associate Degree from Youngstown College. MaryAnn 
loved playing cards. She was an avid N. Y. Yankee fan and attended a game during 
her honeymoon with her husband Elias and again on their 50th wedding 
anniversary, with the whole family. Her husband of 60 years, Elias P. Yazbek, whom 
she married in 1950, died in 2010. MaryAnn is survived by her daughter, Karen 
(Dennis) Bella of Canfield; her son, Frank (Linda) Yazbek of Canfield; her sister, 
Veronica Fabanish of Winston-Salem, NC; her grandchildren, Eric (Jamie) Bella and 
Franquie Nicole (Ty) Landis and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents 
and husband, MaryAnn was preceded in death by her grandson, Aaron Bella; her 
sister, Josephine Ann Kirin and her brothers, Steve and Victor Kirin. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will take place at St. Maron Church on Friday, June 12th at 10 a.m. 
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m., prior to the Mass. 
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, 
Yo., OH 44511.

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Obituary
George Michael Yuhas, 81, of Canfield, passed away Wednesday June 10, 2020, at 
the Windsor House in Canfield. 
Born August 29, 1938 in North Jackson, George was the son of the late John and 
Anna Yuhas. 
Prior to retirement George worked at Packard Electric for 35 years and later owned 
and operated George’s Auto and Tractor Sales in North Jackson. He was a member 
of Western Reserve United Methodist Church. His memberships also included the 
Penn Allegheny Chapter International Ford Retractable Club, the Mahoning Valley 
Olde Car Club and Buckeye Flip Flop Car Club. 
Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia and his 
sister Barbara. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Carol Gallite; his stepchildren 
Dr. William (Monica) Houser Jr., Tamara Houser, George (Jill) Houser, Ron Benson, 
and Tammy Hartz; and his step grandchildren Nicholas, Michael, Shannon, Alex, 
Camryn, and Carly Houser. 
A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00- 11:00 AM, where social 
distancing will be practiced and wearing of masks is encouraged, at Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel. A private service and burial at North Jackson will follow.

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Obituary
Irvin John “Butch” Herman, age 71, of Alliance, passed away Wednesday June 10th 
at his home.

  He was born June 29th, 1948 to Irvin G. and Inez M. (Vinney) Herman in Western 
Port Maryland. 

  A high school graduate, Butch then went on to serve his country in the United 
States Army.

  He was trained as a diesel mechanic.  He enjoyed racing, fishing and spending 
time with his family poolside.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Tom Herman of Alliance; daughters, 
Marcy (Dan) Beadnell, Tammy Wilson both of Alliance; grandchildren, Matthew 
(Chelcie) Beadnell, Cody Herman, Danielle (Tyler) Marshall, and Allie Wilson; great- 
grandchildren, Payton, Isaiah, Fiona, and Amelia; and his boys, Marley and Ghost; 
and many nieces and nephews; .

  Butch was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jule (Barker) Herman; and 
three sisters.

  Funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral home Friday 
June 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call from 12-1:30 p.m. Interment will be 
held at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Obituary
Carol Lorene Moran, age 84, left to be with her Lord on June 9, 2020 ending her 
battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born January 16, 1936 to Aaron and Anna 
Carper. Carol graduated from Louisville High School in 1954 where she was active 
in marching and swing bands. She worked at Ohio Bell as a service rep and also for 
Louisville Schools with special needs students. Later she taught drivers education 
for Stark County Schools.

Carol is survived by her husband of 63 years, Don Moran; Children Jill Patron and 
Daryl (Terri) Moran; grandchildren, Alyssa (Jarrod) Dawson and Jarrod Moran; 
sister-in-law, Mildred Carper. She was preceded by her parents; four brothers and 
three sisters-in-law, Owen (Jean), Donald (Joyce), Paul and Merlin “Bud” (Joyce) 
Carper.

Mom was such a Loving, caring and giving lady, a “people person” known for her 
beautiful smile. She was Aunt “Toots” to her young nieces and nephews. She 
mothered her students in her years as an aid and instructor. She always showed 
concern and care for her class as a women’s Bible study leader. She pampered 
customers at the family flower shop and reveled in preparing for and tying tails at 
horse shows with her grandkids. She cherished her children and grandchildren, 
always the loving and protective mother and was a marvelous wife of 63 years. A 
wonderful gift of God to the farm boy across the road.

Oh How We Loved Her!

Funeral services will be 1pm Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor 
Russell F. Gumm officiating. Calling hours will be 11am-1pm Friday at the funeral 
home. Carol will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, 
memorial donations may be made to: Aultman-Alliance Hospice, Alliance Friends 
Church or Beacon of Hope Community Church in Louisville. Because of covid-19, 
anyone who does not feel comfortable attending, please leave an online condolence 
for the family, at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

                                                Stier-Israel Funeral 

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Obituary
I met Ron two weeks after my 17th birthday on a blind date in 1956.  He was 19 and 
lived 40 miles away on a three generation farm with his grandparents Harry and 
Clara, parents Gilbert and Alice, and younger brothers Doug and Jerry.

 I enjoyed hearing stories of his growing up years where he learned the farmer’s 
work ethic.  At age two he was able to identify crops growing in the fields they 
passed.  They raised registered Hampshire hogs, crops, chickens, and eggs for 
sale, and a huge garden, milk cow Patsy, and the animals for their own 
consumption.  He was a 4-H member, played football, basketball, baseball, and the 
trombone in the high school band and a dance band.  He was already an avid fan of 
the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football when we met. After two long hot 
summers of making hay on a horse farm Ron enrolled in the Work-Study Program 
at Wilmington College where he received a BS in Business & Economics and a 
certificate in Agricultural Business. He worked in sales and management but liked 
best the things that took him out in the fields.

Ron married me, Patricia Kinney Pumphry, in June, 1959. He was a friend and 
brother to my younger brother Tim and sister Sue Anna. Ron was a loving, 
dedicated Christian, community member, husband, father, grandfather, and great 
grandfather.

Over the years Ron shared the good news of God’s steadfast love and forgiveness, 
Jesus’ example, teaching, crucifixion, resurrection, and the Holy Spirit’s presence 
and empowerment. He witnessed personally and as a Sunday School 
Superintendent, Bible Study student and leader, bass in the choir, lay leader, lay 
speaker, SPR chair, delegate at EOC-UMC, the Organizing Team for a new 
contemporary worship.

Ron served his community in many ways including Kiwanis, New Philly city 
councilman, Andover Planning Commission Chair for almost 20 years.  When he 
finally fully retired in 2012 and we moved to Copeland Oaks he joined the Chorale, 
the grounds committee, was the Villa Association VP and President, and Thrift Shop 
volunteer.

Ron was an involved Dad and Grandpa (Papa). He encouraged Michelle, Lora and 
David in their education and interests.  He attended dance and piano recitals,  was 
a little league coach,  cub master, band booster,  exchange student host parent, 
attended games at all levels-t ball to professional, baseball, football, basketball, 
wrestling, and ice hockey.  We canoed on lakes, streams, and a canal, walked in 
fields and woods, took rides to check crops with a stop for ice cream, or relaxed and 
played with pets Jack, Pansy, Shadow, Ruby, and Bennie. Grandchildren added 
soccer matches, track meets-gasp-hurdles, cross country, softball, school plays, 
concerts, and computer games.

 

We missed our 61st anniversary by one month.  He was and still is my beloved.

In this Covid-19 era there will be no memorial service.  Instead we invite you to 
remember Ron by singing a song, rejoicing, taking a walk short or long and thanking 
God for His beautiful creation, going for a ride in the country and checking out the 
crops, stopping for ice cream, and sharing the Gospel.

Our Children: Michelle (Jay), Lora (Tom), David (Debbie), Grandchildren: Cady, 
Sean (Liz &  great grandson Charles), Sarah (Sam), Samantha, Mitch, Evan, 
Madeleine, Ella and I want to thank our Copeland Oaks Family for your love, 
support, cards, kind words, and  prayers.  To the staff of Crandall, there really aren’t 
words to express our gratitude for the care you gave Ron and are still giving others.

Sometime in the late summer the family plans to gather at Foxfield Reserve at The 
Wilderness Center to celebrate Ron’s life and scatter his remains.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Oaks Foundation Life Fund or the Employee Gift 
Fund c/o the Copeland Oaks Residents Association, 800 S 15th St, Sebring OH 
44672.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Tuesday June 09, 2020

Obituary
Thomas Richard Jones, 87, of Austintown Twp., passed away Monday evening, 
June 8, 2020 at Heritage Manor Care Center. Tom was born February 7, 1933 in 
Canfield, Ohio the son of Adam and Marie (Sereg) Jones. He was a hairdresser for 
more than 50 years and retired December 29, 2012 from International Hair. Tom 
was a veteran serving in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Tom was a member of 
First United Methodist Church of Girard where he sang in the choir. Tom also sang 
with the Youngstown Symphony and Choir as a baritone and tenner. In 1985 he 
performed at Carnegie Hall. Tom was also very active in the theater, performing with 
Easy Street, the Youngstown Playhouse, and the Trumbull New Theater groups. He 
leaves his companion of more than 50 years, Robert Wilson of Austintown, a 
brother, John (Sandy) Jones of Austintown as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents, Tom is preceded in death by two brothers, Edward, and Robert 
Jones, and one sister Norma Saffron. Family and friends may call from 2 to 3 PM 
Saturday June 20, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church of Girard, where a 
memorial service will begin at 3 PM. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday June 09, 2020

Obituary
Thomas Richard Jones, 87, of Austintown Twp., passed away Monday evening, 
June 8, 2020 at Heritage Manor Care Center. Tom was born February 7, 1933 in 
Canfield, Ohio the son of Adam and Marie (Sereg) Jones. He was a hairdresser for 
more than 50 years and retired December 29, 2012 from International Hair. Tom 
was a veteran serving in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Tom was a member of 
First United Methodist Church of Girard where he sang in the choir. Tom also sang 
with the Youngstown Symphony and Choir as a baritone and tenner. In 1985 he 
performed at Carnegie Hall. Tom was also very active in the theater, performing with 
Easy Street, the Youngstown Playhouse, and the Trumbull New Theater groups. He 
leaves his companion of more than 50 years, Robert Wilson of Austintown, a 
brother, John (Sandy) Jones of Austintown as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents, Tom is preceded in death by two brothers, Edward, and Robert 
Jones, and one sister Norma Saffron. Family and friends may call from 2 to 3 PM 
Saturday June 20, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church of Girard, where a 
memorial service will begin at 3 PM. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday June 09, 2020

Obituary
Anita K. (Heinen) Pitzer, 79, passed away on June 6, 2020 at Hospice House. Anita 
was born on December 22, 1940 in Trier, Germany the only daughter of Anton and 
Margaret Baltes Heinen. 
Anita attended Business School in Germany where she obtained an accounting 
degree. She was employed by American Greetings as a card stamper and worked 
for Day’s Inn as a bookkeeper. 
On August 29, 1959 Anita was united in marriage to her husband John whom she 
met while he was stationed in Germany with the Air Force. In 1970 John and Anita 
became proud United States citizens. 
Anita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her 
family. She will be deeply missed by her children, Nancy (Paul) Burgess, Peggy Orr 
and John Pitzer; her grandchildren Doug, Lauren, Allie, Logan and Josef and 2 
great grandchildren Addison and Avery. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John with whom she 
shared 37 years of marriage. 
Private services will be held for the immediate family with burial at North Jackson 
Cemetery. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Monday June 08, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Dr. Arnold S. Miller, 100, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2020 
at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. 
Arnold was born on May 10, 1920 in Youngstown, OH, the son of the late Stephen 
and Freda Miller and the oldest of six children. He married Ruth Nelson on 
September 2, 1950. She had passed away on September 15, 2008 after 58 years 
together. 
In June of 1938 he graduated from Chaney High School where he was the 
salutatorian, president of the National Honors Society, and senior class treasurer. 
He was a member of band and orchestra and participated in tennis and dramatics 
as well. Arnold was employed at U.S. Steel in the Accounting Department until he 
entered the military service. 
Arnold was in the United States Army from March of 1942 until he was honorably 
discharged in December of 1945. He attained the rank of Sergeant, working as a 
message center chief in the European Theater where he was stationed as part of 
the Headquarters CO 497th AFA 13th Armored Division, 3rd Army. 
He had returned to U.S. Steel for one year before attending Youngstown College 
and Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed his 
internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. One of Arnold’s greatest 
accomplishment was that he was a founding member and past president of staff at 
Warren General Hospital. He was also on staff of Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, 
Warren Green Cross Hospital, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph Health 
Center. He had been in General Practice for 52.5 years. 
Arnold was part of many professional groups throughout his life. A few of those 
groups were the 12th District Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio Osteopathic 
Association, American Osteopathic Association, Psi Sigma Alpha National 
Osteopathic Honor Society, and American College of General Practitioners in 
Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He was also a member of the Howland 
Community Church. 
He will be deeply missed by his children Dr. Keith (Susan) Miller of Southington, OH 
and Diane (Robert) Bowman of Niles, OH; his grandchildren Justin Bowman of 
Niles, OH, Travis (Sara) Bowman of Columbus, OH, Captain Steven (fiancée 
Rachel Piening) Miller of Leavenworth, KS, Carissa (Nate) Barker of Cortland, OH, 
and Amanda (John) Latone of Copley, OH; his great-grandchildren Madelyn and 
Wren Latone of Copley, OH, and Marley and Everett Barker of Cortland, OH; and 
numerous other family members. nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents and his wife, Arnold is preceded in death by his brothers Robert 
(Lois) Miller of Vienna, VA and Carl Miller of Youngstown, OH; and his sisters Evelyn 
(Eugene) Hagan of Austintown, OH, Freda (Ray) Auvil of Cass City, MI and Marilyn 
(Robert) Zeisler of Galion, OH. 
Per Arnold's wishes, no services will be held. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in 
Arnold's name to Howland Community Church and Shepherd of the Valley. 
The family would like to thank all of the caring staff, nurses, and doctors at both 
Shepherd of the Valley in Howland and Trumbull Regional Medical Center who have 
made these final months as comfortable as possible for Arnold. They would also like 
to thank everyone who reached out to Arnold for the recent card campaign 
celebrating his 100th birthday. We sincerely believe the many heartfelt sentiments 
expressed in the nearly 750 birthday cards he received helped him hang on and 
achieve that momentous milestone just four weeks ago. He was uplifted to know 
that so many former patients, co-workers, friends, and even strangers from around 
the world thought so highly of him. Arnold was still receiving cards at the time of his 
death. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday June 08, 2020

Obituary
Theresa (Martin) Osthoff, 71 of Berlin Center died unexpectedly Saturday evening 
at her residence. Theresa was born November 5, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of the late John J. and Mary Doris (Malone) Martin. She graduated from Western 
Reserve High School in 1968 and received her bachelor’s degree from Youngstown 
State University in 1973. Theresa received her degree in psychiatric nursing from 
Tulsa Jr. College in Tulsa Oklahoma. She worked at the Trumbull Memorial 
Hospital, Geriatric-Psych Unit for 12 years. Previously she was a nurse for the 
Leavittsburg State Prison. Theresa was an avid runner and loved and showed 
Arabian horses. She enjoyed traveling, especially to visit family. Family was very 
important to Theresa. She was always there for everyone and will be dearly missed. 
She leaves her husband, Robert whom she married July 27, 1980 in Jasper, 
Alabama; her daughter, Rebecca ( Brian) Barrios; a grandson, William A. Barrios 
born last week; eight sisters, Elaine Martin, Ila Martin, Sister Mary Martin, DSP, 
Frances Martin, Ellen Martin, Regina (Everett) Spell, Rita (Don) Knauf, and Kelly 
Hardinger. Besides her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by four brothers, 
William, John, Timothy and Vincent Martin and two sisters, Evelyn Hilden and 
Coletta Hutchins. Friends may call on Thursday at Lane Family Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel from 5-7 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 am at St. James 
Catholic Church, North Jackson, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. With the 
current health crisis, please be mindful of social distancing during the calling hours 
and funeral services.

Monday June 08, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Marianne Vogt, age 92, died Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the Courtyard at 
Lexington. She was born August 19, 1927 in Ochtendung, Germany, daughter of the 
late Johann and Barbara (Weiler) Simon.

Marianne had worked as a prep cook for six years at Jamie’s Restaurant, retiring in 
1987. She had previously worked at Lamplight Cafeteria and the Saxon Club. She 
was a member of the Salem Saxon Club Branch 18, Salem Saxon Retirees, and the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church. One of her true joys was cooking.

Her husband, Clemens O. Vogt, whom she married July 14, 1951 in Polch, 
Germany preceded her in death June 1, 2012.

Survivors include a daughter, Caroline B. (Ray) Stone of Salem; two sons, Richard 
C. (Debbie) Vogt, Sr. of Salem and Robert P. (Debbie) Vogt, Sr. of Salem; 10 
grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, 
Walburga Spack and her identical twin Anneliese Rothbrust, both of Salem.

Besides her parents and husband, a son, Rolf Vogt and four brothers, Johann, 
Herman, Anton, and Josef Simon also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral 
home. For the safety of the Vogt family and visitors, please adhere to social 
distancing, bring your own mask, and do not linger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem Saxon Scholarship 
Fund, 1980 Newgarden Rd., Salem, OH 44460 or Courtyard at Lexington, 2345 
Lexington Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Marianne’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday June 07, 2020

Obituary
Irene (Brickle) Pollack of Masury, Ohio crossed over on Thursday morning, June 4, 
2020. 

Born May 10, 1924 to Michael and Theresa (Szilvassi) Brickle of East Pittsburgh, 
PA, Irene spent most of her upbringing in the Sharon, PA area. She entered the 
workforce during America’s wartime years, being employed at Westinghouse 
Electric Corp. She met and was married to her lifelong husband, Tony (TP), in 
August of 1944. Together they raised five children. 

Irene will be remembered for her strong devotion to family and was a long-time 
member of Saint Bernadette’s parish of Masury, OH - now part of Saint Thomas the 
Apostle Parish of Vienna, OH. She enjoyed cooking, baking, music, card parties, 
folk dancing, and spending time with her family both in town and out-of-state. Irene 
was an exceptional seamstress. Being very creative and resourceful, she worked to 
introduce, develop and promote charitable events such as “Queen for a Night” and 
benefit fundraisers for the Catholic Blue Army and Kevin Guest House (which 
accommodates families of cancer patients at the Roswell Park Comprehensive 
Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY). 

Irene is survived by her loving family: daughters Patricia Vendemia of Brookfield, 
OH and Linda (Joe) Violante of Hermitage, PA; as well as son Tony (Phil) Pollack of 
Erie, PA. Irene is also survived by her brother George (Judy) Brickle of Brookfield, 
OH and son-in-law Ron Firnrohr of Dunnellon, FL. 

Irene also leaves a lasting legacy with her grandchildren Frank Evans, Gina (Noot) 
Marek, Paul (Dana) Evans, Frank (Heather) Vendemia, Melinda (Todd) Piper and 
Derek Evans in addition to great grandchildren Chloe, Claire and Marlaina as well 
as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Along with her parents, Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony (TP) 
Pollack (July 10, 1998), son David Pollack, daughter Shirley (Pollack/Evans) 
Firnrohr, sister Martha (Jack) DeVine, brothers John and Michael Brickle, son-in-law 
Frank Vendemia, granddaughter Laura Lynn Vendemia, great grandson Frank 
James Vendemia, Jr., as well as other loving extended family members. 

Mass will be celebrated in honor of Irene at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in 
Vienna, OH on June 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held one hour prior to 
services at the Parish. Internment will be at Brookfield Cemetery. 

Arrangements handled by Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, Brookfield.

Sunday June 07, 2020

Obituary
Shirley King Nelson 87, of Tampa, FL passed away at home on June 1 of 
complications from Sjogren’s Syndrome. She was born on December 8, 1932 in 
Warren, OH. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond “Pete” and Luella (Biggin) King 
and her son, Lee Edward Nelson of Arlington, TX. 

Shirley is survived by her three daughters; Deana Nelson (Toby Hart), Lori Nelson 
(John Dunn) and Amy Nelson (Frank Agliano) all of Tampa, FL, her sister Betty 
Linville of Cortland, OH and many nieces and nephews. 

Shirley graduated from Cortland High School in 1950 and attended Youngstown 
Business School. She worked for 23 years as a receptionist and as Medical 
Records Director at Gillette’s The Country Place / Horizon Village. Prior to moving to 
Tampa, she attended the Cortland United Methodist Church. 

She enjoyed playing cards at Warren Scope and with life-long friends and family 
members. She went on many wonderful bus trips with a few of her close friends, 
especially Marcia Rowe, and also took many fabulous cruises with her sister (Betty) 
and late brother-in-law Richard Linville. 

After retiring in 1997 she spent her winters in Tampa, FL and eventually moved 
there in 2008 to be near her daughters. Her favorite pastime was walking and taking 
care of her “grand dogs”. She was affectionately called the “dog whisperer” as all of 
the dogs adored her. Her favorite charity was The Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 
Her happiest times were when she had all four of her children around which she 
never thought was often enough. 

Shirley was a sweet, caring mother and friend to many and had an outgoing 
personality. She will be deeply missed by her family, many dear life-long friends 
from Ohio and new friends she made while living in Tampa. 

A celebration of life will be announced at a future date.

Sunday June 07, 2020

Obituary
Martha J. Patton, ate 84 of Niles, died peacefully at Shepherd of the Valley in 
Howland on June 4, 2020. She is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Martha was born in Greensburg, PA on April 18, 1936 to Maurice & Catherine 
(Osterwise) Thomas. 
On December 31, 1954 Martha was united in marriage to Harold W. Patton who 
preceded her in death July 29, 2010. 
After raising her children, she went back to school and graduated from Trumbull 
Business College. She worked for many years at Pine Industries retiring in 1998. 
Martha was an avid cat lover, she enjoyed reading and loved her family. 
She is survived by her children: Shari Hayes of Fresno, CA, Wayne (Jeannie) 
Patton of Warren, Patricia (Van) Fitch of N. Fond-Du-Lac, WI and Daniel (Kim) 
Patton of Columbiana; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and her brother 
Fred Thomas of UT. Besides her husband of 55 years, Martha was preceded in 
death by her parents and her brothers Glenn, Wayne and Maurice Thomas. 
Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal services.

Sunday June 07, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Rhonda Roene Pidgeon, age 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior 
Friday, June 5, 2020. Deeply loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-
grandmother, Rhonda was born June 25, 1946 in Salem, daughter of Eugene 
“Gene” and Roene (Woolman) Brown.

She was a 1964 graduate of West Branch High School and attended Kent State 
University. Rhonda had previously worked at First National Bank in Salem before 
becoming a lifelong employee at Church Budget Inc, in Salem. She also was the 
COO at Damascus Livestock.

Rhonda enjoyed spending time watching the grandchildren play sports and show 
cattle.  She was loving, kind, supportive, and generous to all who knew her.

In addition to her family, her other passion were horses. Rhonda was a member of 
Damascus Friends Church.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Barry Pidgeon of Salem; son, Tarry 
Pidgeon, daughter-in-law Sharon Pidgeon of Salem, son, Brooke Pidgeon, 
daughter-in-law Brandy Pidgeon of Homeworth, OH; a brother, Todd Brown of 
Canfield; six grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Travis, Madison, Nicklaus, and Jillian; one 
great-grandchild, Giavonni.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor John Ryser officiating. Burial will be at East Goshen 
Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. 
and Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. For the safety of the 
Pidgeon family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own 
mask, and do not linger.

In lieu of flowers please make donation to Damascus Friends Church, P.O. Box 205, 
Damascus, OH 44619.

If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Rhonda’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday June 07, 2020

Obituary
New Waterford - Kris Wayne Smith, 60, of New Waterford, formerly of Butler, PA, 
Passed away, Thursday, June 4, 2020 in New Waterford.

He was born, March 20, 1960 in Sewickley, PA, son of Joan Meacham Smith 
Hineline.

Kris was an SP4 military veteran of the United States Army. He was a graduate of 
Hopewell High School, after high school he attended the Computer Tech School of 
Technology and worked for Electronic Data Systems and the Senate of 
Pennsylvania until retiring as a System Analyst. He was an owner and operator of 
Molly’s Stardust Motel, the former Butler Memorial Hospital Rental Units and 
operator of Terrace Lakes Campground. Kris was a jack of all trades and an expert 
carpenter, having constructed many homes from the bottom up. He loved spending 
time with his children and grandchildren. Kris had the ability to meet strangers and 
instantly turn those relationships into genuine friendships.

He is survived by his children, Sean Kristopher (Stephanie) Smith of Pittsburgh, Pa, 
George Edward Smith of Butler, PA and Jennifer Rose Smith (Paul Rust) of 
Redmond, WA; Mother, Joan Smith Hineline; four siblings, Sunny A. (Harold) Eby, 
Ray L. Smith, Kevin B. (Cheryl) Smith, Daniel J. (Elizabeth) Smith; an aunt, Cookie 
Hora; five Grandchildren, Aria Belle, Rowan Kristopher, Rhea Anne, Jaxon George 
and Logan Joaquin and several nieces and nephews, Charles, Tara, Annie, 
Danielle, Derek, Kevin, Joan, Shane, Johnathan, Joshua and Many Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Lynn and Annie 
Fielding Meacham and his father and mother in law, George and Anne Eck and an 
aunt, Linda Dunmire.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine where social distancing will be 
encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

Military Honors and a time of sharing will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening 
at the funeral home, where friends and family are invited to share a beloved 
memory of Kris.

Military honors will be accorded by the East Palestine American Legion, Post 31, 
Honor Guard.

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

Saturday June 06, 2020

Obituary
Canfield - Alan Karl Bott, 54, of Canfield died in his sleep on June 4, 2020 at his 
home.

Alan was born April 7, 1966, in Salem, Ohio to John Karl and Judith M. Bricker Bott.

He was a graduate of Crestview High School and attended Youngstown State 
University, Alan also completed coursework with General Motors and Porsche 
Motors.

Alan was vice president of operations for Summit Polymers in Youngstown where he 
specialized in brokering recycled plastic having joined them in July 2017. Prior to his 
association with Summit he was involved in car sales for many years at Stadium 
Auto Group, Ron Haus Auto, Armando's Porsche and Sweeney Auto.

From his early childhood days of selling and trading matchbox cars plus rebuilding 
bicycles with his father he was always in pursuit of the next deal involving some 
form of transportation. He won many sales awards throughout his career.

Alan was a member of Grace Church of Columbiana where he had been a junior 
deacon.

In addition to his parents, Alan is survived by his sister, Karen Nussbaumer, nieces 
Stefany and Samantha Nussbaumer and great niece Jordynn Nussbaumer, all of 
Struthers, plus several cousins.

Alan enjoyed playing golf and loved the feel of the open road on his motorcycles. He 
was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Indians fan and could be seen in the 
stands with his friends. Alan attended many music concerts and would be seen 
going out to dinner with his parents on a regular basis. Since his father now resides 
in a nursing home, Alan took his mother out for dinner on a frequent basis.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date when restrictions from the 
coronavirus pandemic are lifted and a gathering of worshipers is permitted. If 
desired, contributions can be made to the memorial fund, Grace Church of 
Columbiana, 140 South Main Street, Columbiana.

The family has entrusted the care of their loved one to Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home in Columbiana.

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

Friday June 05, 2020

Obituary
Richard M. Amey, 60 of Canfield passed peacefully Wednesday evening in his 
wife’s arms surrounded by loved ones. He was always a fighter and fought the 
battle to the end against (AML) Leukemia. Richard, known as “Rickie” was born 
June 1, 1960 in Youngstown, a son of the late Richard L. and Mary Lou (Gray) 
Amey and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Chaney High School in 
1978 and was a truck driver for XPO Logistics, Formerly Conway Freight for 30 
years. Rickie was very athletic, playing semi- pro-football for the Cougars, coaching 
his boys’ sports and an avid golfer. He loved riding his Harley with his “Jozie” and 
“Ru” and traveling to the sunniest destinations he could with them, but most 
importantly was the time he spent with children and grandchildren. He leaves his 
wife, the former Jodie “Jozie” Pezzone, whom he married October 1, 2004 in Kona, 
Hawaii; four sons, Richard Amey of Youngstown, Rory (Betsy) Amey of Poland, Eric 
Amey of Austintown, Ryston “Ru” Amey at home and two grandchildren, Liam and 
Arya. Rickie also leaves three sisters, Mary Ellen Perry of Colorado, Karen Hoffer of 
Boardman, Janet Mackall of Youngstown and his brother, James (Toni) Amey of 
Canfield. Friends may call on Sunday from 5-7 pm at Lane Family Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel. Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. 
With the current health crisis, please be mindful of social distancing during the 
calling hours and funeral services. 

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

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Marsha Anne Eucker, age 56 died Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 26, 1964 in Salem, 
daughter of the late Carl C. Jr. and Charlotte Mary Elizabeth Agnes (Hiesser) 
Eucker.

Marsha was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed fine dining, music 
and gardening.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Smith of Salem and Angela Charlotte Eucker of 
West Alexander; two brothers, Michael Eucker and Mark (Renee) Eucker, both of 
Salem. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Besides her parents, a brother-in-law, Floyd Smith also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020 with 
Father Robert Edwards officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Saturday at the funeral home. For the safety of the Eucker family and visitors, 
please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask and do not linger. 
Inurnment will be held at Grandview Cemetery later.

You may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind 
the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share their respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Marsha’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Obituary
Michael Reichart, age 53, passed away suddenly at Aultman Hospital in Canton on 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born August 19, 1966 to Dale Reichart and Doris 
(Wagner) Hale. He was preceded in death by his Parents; Dale Reichart and Doris 
(Wagner) Hale and a Brother; Jim Reichart. He is survived and will be greatly 
missed by his Niece; Heather (Mitchel) Stephenson and his Great Nieces and 
Nephews; Devin, Dillon, Dalilah, and Daisy. Michael was a graduate of West Branch 
High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational school. He was employed at 
Coastal Pet for 30 years. He enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, hunting 
arrowheads, and fishing. Per his request, Private cremation will take place and no 
services will be held at this time. Friends and family may send their online 
condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Obituary
George E. DeZee, 79 passed away on May 27, 2020 at home with his wife by his 
side. He was born on January 19, 1941 in Warren, Ohio the only son of the late 
George and Anna Zohn DeZee. 
On June 17, 1988, George was united in marriage to the former Darlene Thorpe 
who survives. 
A graduate of Canfield High School, George worked in the construction business for 
40 years as an insulator. Upon retirement he spent his time repairing small engines. 
George and his son enjoyed attending NASCAR and stock car races. George was a 
member of Open Door Community Church where he volunteered his time cutting 
grass and raking leaves. 
Besides his wife of 31 years, George is survived by his children Robert DeZee, 
Melissa Hatfield and Kenneth (Ginger) Kostecky; 1 grandson, 3 granddaughters and 
4 great grandchildren and his sister Phyllis Welton. He was preceded in death by his 
sister Glendora Speicher. 
Private services have been held with burial at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Obituary
Margaret L. Kolan, beloved wife and mother, passed away on June 2, 2020, at the 
age of 89. 
Margaret (“Peg”) was born on June 19, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA to John and Gladys 
(Engel) Licek. On June 6, 1953, she married Edward S. Kolan who preceded her 
death. She is survived by her four children, Lorraine, David (Mary), Thomas (Diane), 
and James (Nana), beloved brother, William Licek, sisters-in-law, Pat Licek and 
Marlene Kolanko, six grandsons Michael (Elizabeth) and Daniel, Christopher 
(Jessica) and Justin (Valerie), Xavier and Benedict, and granddaughter, Chynne 
Xi’an, two great-grandsons, Lucas and Levi, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers John and Robert, and her 
sister Lisa (Sis) Donatelli. 
Peg was passionately devoted to her family, friends, and church. Her strong faith 
fueled her love for her husband and children, whose needs she humbly put before 
her own. Her generosity of spirit was evidenced in her friendships and in her 
volunteer work for St. Winifred’s Christian Mother’s Association. She loved her 
home, was a great cook, and took pride in her daily family meals. She had a quick 
wit, enjoyed making people laugh, and never missed an opportunity to dance the 
jitterbug with her Ed. 
Friends may call on Friday from 9:30 am until 10:00 a.m. at St. Maron’s Catholic 
Church at 1555 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 10:00 am. The Committal Service will follow at Queen of Heaven 
Cemetery in McMurray, PA. at 1:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later 
date. 
The family would like to acknowledge her friend, Rita Madak, and her caregivers at 
Brookdale Austintown and Asbury Villas. Donations may be made to St. Paul of the 
Cross, 400 Hoodridge Dr., Pgh, PA 15324.

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Jerry Lee Hanna Jr., age 54, of Leetonia, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 
at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown due to 
complication from COVID-19.

He was born on May 29, 1966 in Salem, OH, son of Jerry and Rose Cross Hanna, 
Sr.

Jerry had worked as a Machinist and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic 
Church, Leetonia.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting guns and playing darts.  
Jerry belonged to the Columbiana County Dart League where he served as captain.  
He was a proud CCW license holder and was a member of the American Legion 
Post 131, VFW, and Leetonia Sportsman Club.  Jerry had a heart of gold and will be 
missed by all who knew him.  

He is survived by his father and best friend, Jerry Hanna, Sr., and mother Rose Ann 
Cross Hanna of Leetonia;  sister, Marla (Donald) Edmonds of Harlem Springs, OH; 
brother, Tim (Nancy) Hanna of Leetonia; Close Friend and Companion, Christy 
Deffenbaugh-Griffin of Leetonia and by several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family services will be held.

A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help offset funeral 
expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

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

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Patricia Ann Wilde, age 91 died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Courtyard 
at Lexington. She was born August 23, 1928 in Salem, Ohio, daughter of the late 
Leo and Mona (Sloan) Stoffer.

Patricia was a graduate of Leetonia High School. She worked as a traffic manager 
for 33 years and previously at Salem China Company. Patricia was a member of 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Church Council, Altar Guild, Communion Assistant, 
and Charity Circle. She also managed Canteen for the American Red Cross blood 
drives, was president of Church Women United and was Church Women United 
Woman of the Year. Patricia visited shut-ins and served at the Memorial Building. 
She loved cooking and collecting different memorabilia.

Her husband, Bud Wilde whom she married June 9, 1951 preceded her in death in 
1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Mike) Easton of Debary, FL; brother Don 
(Verna) Stoffer of Salem; grandson, Jason (Kristy) Bell; great grandsons, Connor 
and Corey; two nieces, Becky (Ron) Craig and Christina (Dale) Sweeney; four 
nephews, Doug (Shelley) Stoffer, Buster (Martha) Rogowsky, Myron and Robert 
(Joyce) Stallsmith.

Besides her parents and husband, two brothers, Earl and Danny Stoffer, and a 
niece, Nancy Stallsmith also preceded her in death.

A private graveside services will be held at North Georgetown Cemetery with Pastor 
Aimee Raymond officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church memorial fund 
or bereavement ministry, 1089 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

You are now able to share their respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Service.

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
William “Billy” Koch passed away at his home Wednesday, May 27th. 
Billy was born October 24, 1967 and was the son of Charles and Virginia Koch. 
Billy was special. You could not find a person (and or animal) on this planet that did 
not believe he was the most loving, caring, strongest, loyal, helpful individual they 
ever met. When he was not filling his many bird feeders you would find him working 
in the yard and around the house with his Steelers' shirt and hats. He volunteered at 
the Westside Cat Shelter twice a week. He also helped score Bocci at MVR. 
We all know that the reunion of Bill, Chuck and Gini in Heaven will be as wonderful 
as the life shared with his seven brothers and sisters, their spouses and children, 
each and every neighbor in need and all the friends he so easily betrusted. 
Billy’s smile will not be forgotten by any who was lucky enough to meet him. God 
has a new right-hand man. 
Private services will be held and Billy will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. 
Billy gave in life, as he gave in death. He was an organ and tissue donor. The family 
requests any memorial contributions be made to Lifebanc, PO Box 933379, 
Cleveland, Ohio 44193.

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
George Lordi, 76, passed away Saturday May 30, 2020 at Hospice House in 
Poland. 
Born in Youngstown in 1944, George was the son of the late Joseph and Betty 
(Fezzuoglio) Lordi. He attended Chaney High School, where he was a sports star 
and Youngstown State University, where he studied engineering. He was employed 
as a Mechanical Engineer, most notably by the Edward J. Debartolo Corporation, 
where he helped design the many malls that grew in prominence all over the 
country during those times. He most recently worked for Livi Steel and thoroughly 
enjoyed his work there up to two months prior to his passing. He constantly talked 
about his passion for his craft and his desire to get back to work right up until the 
end. 
George also enjoyed sports, especially Pittsburgh Steelers football, music, dancing 
with his wife Kathleen of 50 years and many, many friends at their weekly hangout, 
collecting, and playing and joking with his grandchildren. The most important thing 
to say about George is that he truly cared about everyone and went out of his way 
to help his family when in need. His family will always truly appreciate his 
generosity. 
He is survived by his wife Kathleen, son David (Susan) Lordi of Mineral Ridge, 
daughter Tracy (Jason) Koebel of Austintown, grandchildren Andrew, Taylor, 
Cassidy, Nick, Austin, Sofia, and Ava, his brother Gerald (Michaeleen) Lordi of 
Barberton, sister Kathryn Kish of Austintown and many cousins, nieces and 
nephews.

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
Danny Michael Hornikel passed away Sunday evening, May 31, 2020 at his home. 
Danny was born February 4, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio the son of Clarence and 
Bernice (McCleese) Hornikel. He was a 1964 graduate of West Portsmouth High 
School and worked as a die maker for General Motors Lordstown, retiring in 2017. 
He was a member of the UAW. Danny enjoyed his trains and playing cards. He 
leaves his wife the former Karen Marshall, whom he married August 30,1965, four 
children, Mischell (Daniel) Riggs of Logan, Ohio, Lisa Maleszewski of Columbus, 
Michael (Kati) Hornikel of Rootstown, and Skye (Kevin) Maleszewski of Austintown, 
as well as 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Danny also leaves one 
brother, Martin Hornikel of McDonald, and two sisters, Karen Shaw of Portsmouth 
and Sharon Day of Indiana. Danny was preceded in death by his parents and a 
brother Bill Hornikel. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 PM Thursday at the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Family services will take place at 11 AM 
on Friday at the chapel at Palmyra Cemetery in Diamond. 
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Albert K. Ault, age 73 died Monday, June 1, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born February 20, 1947 in Steubenville, son 
of the late William John and Jean (Hannen) Ault.

Albert was a 1965 graduate of Jefferson Union High School and a graduate of 
Jefferson Technical Institute in Steubenville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 
electrical engineering. He worked at Weirton Steel for over 30 years, where he was 
a computer tech. Albert was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member 
of Damascus Friends Church. Albert loved to travel.

His first wife, Janet B. (Freshwater) Ault, preceded him in death in 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne (Johnson) Menning Ault whom he married April 
27, 2018; son, John Ault of Toronto; two brothers, Robert Ault of Ft. Wayne, IN and 
Dan Ault of Toronto.

Besides his parents and first wife, a brother, William Ault and a sister, Donna Ryan 
also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor John Ryser officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
at the funeral home. For the safety of the Ault family and visitors, please adhere to 
social distancing, bring your own mask and do not linger. Burial and graveside 
service will be held at approximately 1:00 p.m. Friday at Toronto Union Cemetery 
with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Damascus Friends Seniors Group, P.O. 
Box 205, Damascus, OH 44619.

You may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind 
the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Gerald "Jerry" W. Hostetter, age 73, of East Palestine, died on 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home.

He was born on April 3, 1947 in Salem, OH, son of the late J. Wayne and Arleta 
Kuntz Hostetter.

Gerald had worked as a machine and crane operator and retired from V & M Steel. 
He was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church, East Palestine. Gerald Served 
in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an avid motorcycle rider.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Margaret Hood Hostetter, whom he married on June 
28, 1968; his son, Timothy Wayne (fiancee Twala Wirth) Hostetter of Lynchburg, VA; 
daughter, Kimbraly Hostetter of Youngstown; sister, Beverly K. Madden of 
Columbiana; granddaughter, Karissa Marie Taylor of Youngstown; two nieces, Debi 
(John) Yurchison of Canfield and Deanna (Bill) Mcintosh of East Palestine; two 
great nieces, Emily and Mandy; a great nephew, Jacob; two brother in laws, Jerry 
(Pat) Hood and Michael Hood both of Milton, FL and two sister in laws, Lisa Hood 
and Jill Hood both of Milton, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brother in laws, Butch Madden 
and Jimmie Hood.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 
the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine where social distancing 
will be encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

Services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Van Dyke-Swaney-
Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Pastor Ralph Edwards officiating.

Burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery, New Waterford.

Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion, Post 31, Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to MVI Home Care & MVI Hospice Care, 2350 E 
State St. Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
  Mihail Balaban, age 90, of Alliance, passed away at 10:30 a.m., Monday June 1, 
2020.

  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and uncle and was loved by all.

  He was born in Prodanesti, Romania on September 5, 1929 to Ion and Maria 
(Horghidan) Balaban.  Mihail served in the Romanian Army (Artillery Division) from 
1950-1952. 

  He was a tailor by trade, and also was employed at American Steel Foundries, 
retiring in 1995.

  Mihail was a member of St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, and was a Past-
President of Church Council, serving 1980-1985.

  Survivors include daughter, Mihaela of Cleveland; brothers Ioan, Stefan and 
Contantin of Romania; nephews Virgil of Columbia SC, Victor and Daniel, nieces 
Maria, Gabriela and Carmen all of Romania; also nephews Tom of Dearborn MI, 
John of Brighton MI, Eugene of Girard OH and niece Rodica  of Wooster OH.

  Mihail is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Silvia (Dan) Balaban, 
whom he married October 21, 1964 and who passed away August 30, 2018; his son 
Sorin, a brother and a sister.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. John Nemes officiating. Visiting hours will be 
held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 4 at the funeral home with a Saracusta service held 
at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery. A memorial dinner will be held 
at a future date. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 
South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Obituary
Carol A. Worlow 78, of Sebring passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Crandall 
Medical Center in Sebring. She was born in Canton, Ohio on June 28, 1941 the 
daughter of the late Richard and Maxine (Hartman) Nidy. She worked as a Book 
Keeper and Travel agent; she attended Damascus Friends Church and was a 
member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church she also enjoyed to travel. Carol 
enjoyed spending time with her family especially attending and supporting her 
grandson and the Mahoning County 4H.

Survivors include her children; Laura Worlow of Alliance, Cynthia (Tim) Moore of 
Beloit, her two grandchildren; Vanessa Delgado, Tim Moore and four great 
grandchildren; Kole, Kaylee, Kaden, and Kaleb Delgado. She is also survived by her 
siblings;Keith (Chris) of Uniontown, and Russell of West Palm Beach, FL. Besides 
her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Richard Nidy, Donna Erisey, 
and Nancy Collier.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 4th at 1:30 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home in Sebring with Pastor Steve Lowe officiating. Visitation will be 
held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Burial will take 
place at Beechwood Cemetery in Alliance. Memorial contributions can be made in 
Carol's memory to the Mahoning County Youth Agricultural Association 12014 Berlin 
Station Road, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401. Friends and family may sign the guest 
register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements 
were entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. (330) 938-2526.

Tuesday June 02, 2020

Ray E. Ramser, 97, of Alliance, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 4:00 am 
of natural causes at McCrea Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Alliance, 
Ohio. 
Born on October 22, 1922 in Homeworth, he lived in the Alliance area all of his life. 
He was a 1940 graduate of Minerva High School. He served our country in the U. S. 
Army from 1941 -1943. 
After his honorable discharge, was employed at Hercules Motors in Canton. He then 
held employment at Taylorcraft Aviation Corp as Paymaster and McCaskey Register 
Co. 
In 1950, Ray was employed at Orwig Pontiac and had attended General Motors 
Institute in 1952. He remained at Orwig’s until 1977, when he took a position at 
Henschen Motor Company, retiring in 2006. 
He was a member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church and a member of their choir for 
over 20 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #558. 
Mr. Ramser was a life member of P.B.O. Elks for many years and was a former 
Exhalted Ruler. He was also a member of the Stark County Regional Planning 
Committee for many years. 
Survivors include several nieces & nephews as well as other loving family members 
and special friend, Marie Kovacic. 
Preceding him in death was his wife, Eleanor Louise (Haidet) Ramser, on November 
19, 2003, whom he married on August 26, 1948; his parents, Edward and Anna 
(Snyder) Ramser; and a brother and sister-in-law, Harold & Dorothy Ramser. Also 
preceding him in death were his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Alvin and Laura 
(Frantz) Haidet; his sister-in-law, Ladene Mandia; and brothers-in-law, Laverne 
Haidet and Lavere Haidet. 
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 3. 2020 at 10:00 am at Regina 
Coeli Catholic Church. His Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. 
Rev. Joseph Ruggieri, of Regina Coeli Catholic Church as celebrant. 
Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Marlington Alumni Association c/o 
Administrative Office, 10320 Moulin Ave. NE, Alliance, OH, 44601 or to Regina 
Coeli Catholic Church, 663 Fernwood Blvd., Alliance, OH, 44601.
Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union 
Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may 
be sent to the family online at www.sharerfuneralhome.com.

Monday June 01, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gary Michael Colian Sr., age 60, died Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Mercy 
Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born February 14, 1960 in 
Salem, son of Betty Jane (Foreman) Colian and the late Anthony Colian Jr.

Gary was a 1978 graduate of Salem High School. He previously worked at 
FreshMark for over 15 years. Gary is a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He 
loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife and high school sweetheart, Sandra (Blackburn) Colian 
whom he married February 10, 1979; mother, Betty Jane Colian of Salem; three 
sons, Steven Michael Colian, Joseph (Kimmy) Colian and Gary Jr. (Darby) Colian, 
all of Salem; two brothers, Anthony (Debbie) Colian III and Jim (Lori) Colian, both of 
Salem; seven grandchildren, Steven Colian Jr., Brady, Morgan, Elli, and Chase 
Colian, Cody Ewing and Lacey Ewing.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the funeral home. For the safety of the 
Colian family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask 
and do not linger. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

During this difficult time of, you may show your support by joining our complimentary 
“Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Gary’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday June 01, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Bart R. Deneen, 93, passed away Friday afternoon May 29, 2020 at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
Bart was born on November 18, 1926 in Brookfield, OH, a son of the late William 
and Anne (Rudkin) Deneen. 
He was a 1944 graduate of Vienna High School and a graduate of Michigan 
Technical Institute from the Electrical Program. He was a proud veteran of the 
United States Navy; which he served his country during WWII, and worked at 
LTV/Republic Steel until he retired in 1988. 
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church in Niles 
Bart will be deeply missed by his loving children, Patti (Dan) Thomas of Naperville, 
IL, Dan (Terry) Deneen of Richmond Hill, GA, Susan (Richard) Oravitz of Canfield 
and Jay (Elena) Deneen of Mount Lebanon, PA; eight grandchildren, Ben (Joy) 
Thomas, Justin (Iwona) Thomas, Rachel (John) Fournier, Nolan (Heather) Deneen, 
Emelia Deneen, Greta Deneen, Victor Deneen, and Alex Deneen; seven great-
grandchildren: Lucy, Nicolina, Julian, Elliana, Dominic, Izabela and Zane; sister, Rita 
Klingensmith, of Howland; sister-in-law Dorothy Parker of Laguna Woods, CA; and 
numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family wishes to extend special thanks to “Dr.” Tom Tate for his faithful 
friendship and care. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Georgia P. 
Deneen, whom he married on August 29, 1949, and passed in 2007; Sisters: Terese 
Conner, Mary Pistolozzi, Posie Downs; and brothers, William, Frank, and Wally 
Deneen 
A private service will be held, and burial will take place at Niles City Cemetery. 
Family and friends may send their condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday June 01, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Bart R. Deneen, 93, passed away Friday afternoon May 29, 2020 at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
Bart was born on November 18, 1926 in Brookfield, OH, a son of the late William 
and Anne (Rudkin) Deneen. 
He was a 1944 graduate of Vienna High School and a graduate of Michigan 
Technical Institute from the Electrical Program. He was a proud veteran of the 
United States Navy; which he served his country during WWII, and worked at 
LTV/Republic Steel until he retired in 1988. 
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church in Niles 
Bart will be deeply missed by his loving children, Patti (Dan) Thomas of Naperville, 
IL, Dan (Terry) Deneen of Richmond Hill, GA, Susan (Richard) Oravitz of Canfield 
and Jay (Elena) Deneen of Mount Lebanon, PA; eight grandchildren, Ben (Joy) 
Thomas, Justin (Iwona) Thomas, Rachel (John) Fournier, Nolan (Heather) Deneen, 
Emelia Deneen, Greta Deneen, Victor Deneen, and Alex Deneen; seven great-
grandchildren: Lucy, Nicolina, Julian, Elliana, Dominic, Izabela and Zane; sister, Rita 
Klingensmith, of Howland; sister-in-law Dorothy Parker of Laguna Woods, CA; and 
numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family wishes to extend special thanks to “Dr.” Tom Tate for his faithful 
friendship and care. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Georgia P. 
Deneen, whom he married on August 29, 1949, and passed in 2007; Sisters: Terese 
Conner, Mary Pistolozzi, Posie Downs; and brothers, William, Frank, and Wally 
Deneen 
A private service will be held, and burial will take place at Niles City Cemetery. 
Family and friends may send their condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday June 01, 2020

Obituary
Edward “Ed” M. Bruss, 81, of North Jackson, passed away at his Ohio residence 
Sunday, May 31, 2020, surrounded by his family. 
Born January 7, 1939 in San Diego, California, Ed was the son of Hyman and 
Eleanor (Golden) Bruss. 
Early on, Ed worked for his father at the family business in Warren, Bruss Lumber 
Company. Throughout the years, he worked various jobs like building campers at 
Patti Wagon before they closed, installed doors at A&M Door in North Jackson, and 
also installed pools with Blue Dolphin Pools and Spas in Niles. 
Prior to retirement in 1999, Ed worked in final processing at General Motors in 
Lordstown. He was a member of the First Federated Church of North Jackson 
where he was involved as a Cub Scout leader for many years. Ed was also very 
active with Craig Beach Volunteer Fire Department where he and his wife held 
many different positions. After retirement, Ed spent many winters as a snowbird with 
his wife “Kay” who preceded him in death in 2010, as a resident of Spanish Cove in 
Lillian, Alabama and enjoyed Thursday “Vallarta nights” with the gang and relaxing 
on the beach. “Papa”, as he was more commonly known, loved yard work, wood 
working, and any other task he was given as he was known as "Mr. Fix- It." On 
many nights, he could be found watching his favorite sport and team, the Cleveland 
Indians baseball and it didn’t matter from what year the game was played. His 
greatest joy, however, was his family, especially his grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. 
Ed will be deeply missed by those left to cherish his memory. He leaves his 
daughter Cindy (Dennis) Sinn of Summerdale, AL; his sons George A. Bruss of 
Sunset, LA and Michael (Cheryl) Bruss of North Jackson, OH; seven grandchildren, 
11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Ed also leaves his only living 
sibling, a sister, Celia (Steve) Finestone of Wellsboro, PA. 
A visitation will be held on Wednesday June 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 
where social distancing will be practiced with a limited number of friends inside at 
one time at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. A private service will be held 
with burial at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking 
to make donations to Harbor Light Palliative Care & Hospice of Youngstown (4531 
Belmont Ave. Unit #7, Youngstown, OH 44505).

Monday June 01, 2020

Obituary
Gregory Bruce Wilson, Jr., age 44 of Southington passed away unexpectedly on 
Saturday May 23, 2020 at his home. He was born October 13, 1975 in Warren the 
son of the late Gregory Bruce Wilson Sr. and Shirley Wix Wilson of Warren. 
Greg was a graduate of Southington Chalker High School. He worked in 
construction and on a documentary film crew. One of Greg's most proud moments 
was during the end of the 2016 NBA season, while working with the camera crew 
responsible for Kobe Bryant's documentary. Greg was able to film some of the most 
memorable highlights of Kobe's career and was able to film and interview a few 
notable players. He also loved working on cars and was the “neighborhood 
mechanic”. He had attended the Life Church of God in Leavittsburg. 
Greg leaves behind his mother, Shirley Wix Wilson of Warren; two sons, Gregory B. 
Wilson III of Niles and Corbin Wilson at home in Southington; two brothers, Rex 
Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla. and Jonathan “Trass” Wilson of Warren, as well as a 
host of friends and family. His father had preceded him in death. 
The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where friends may call an hour 
prior to the services. Cremation was held. Friends and family may send 
condolences and view the obituary at www.robertsclarkchapel.com

Sunday May 31, 2020

Obituary
Donald S. Brown, 74, of Berlin Center, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 
28, 2020, at his residence. 
Born March 26, 1946 in Wadsworth, he was the late son of Donald I. and Elizabeth 
(Beres) Brown. Don grew up in Sharon Center and was a 1964 graduate of 
Highland High School. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp during 
Vietnam. Prior to retirement, Don was a self-employed carpenter. 
Don was a member of St. James Church. He also was a long-time member of the 
Berlin Township Fire Department, VFW Post 9571, the Men’s Garden Club of 
Youngstown and a charter member of Berlin Center Historical Society. 
Don is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Shirley Balogh; his sisters Jolan 
(Henry) Silberhorn and Patricia (Robert) Witschey; many nieces and nephews, and 
great nieces and nephews. 
Privates services will be held and interment with military honors will take place at 
Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Saturday May 30, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Joanne Giaurtis Dills, 79, passed away Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020 
at her home. 
Joanne was born on November 2, 1940 in Warren, OH a daughter of the late John 
and Sophie Giaurtis. 
Joanne will be deeply missed by her children, Donna (Chet) Bolender, Marlene 
(Dave) Kudary, and Carol Dills; grandchildren, Olivia, Megan, Luke, Melanie, Phillip, 
Jaime, and Mandy; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen DeCapito and Mary 
Freeman; and brother John Giaurtis. 
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Stacey Kokolis; and 
brothers Gus Giaurtis and Jimmy Giaurtis. 
Services for Joanne are private and entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes 
Roberts-Clark Chapel 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family for funeral 
expenses, in care of the funeral home. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday May 30, 2020

Obituary
BERLIN TOWNSHIP-Michael Sim Dyer, 77, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 
in the care of Crossroads Hospice at Austinwoods Nursing Home. His death 
followed a 19 month struggle with glioblastoma. Mike was born in Youngstown, the 
third child of J. Francis and Catherine Shelar Dyer, on March 30, 1943. He was 
graduated from Austintown-Fitch H.S. with the class of 1961. He attended 
Youngstown College, majoring in Biology. Mike retired from the Mahoning County 
Courts after 30 years of service in various roles. He also was self-employed, owning 
Canfield Maintenance Services. The focus of Mike’s life was service to others. Over 
a span of years, he was a foster father to 28 young men, primarily from Summit and 
Cuyahoga Counties. He adopted two of his foster sons, Joe and Justin, who both 
reside in the area. Additionally, he was especially close to foster son Chris 
Cremeans, who died in a car accident in 2015, his fiancé Christina Lamp and their 
children Trinity and Dominic. They made their home with Mike and Mike was 
Grandpa to the children. Mike also devoted 50 years of his life to Boy Scouting. He 
joined as a young boy and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 47. He was 
later Scoutmaster of Troop 14 and Troop 144. He served at Camp Stambaugh as 
Program Director and Camp Director over a period of several years. He was 
awarded Scouting’s distinguished service award, the Silver Beaver, by the 
Mahoning Valley Council. Mike is survived by his sons; by 4 sisters, Helen Planey of 
New Middletown, Suzanne (John) Jackson of Wellston, Janice Heaberlin of 
Austintown, and Kathleen (Michael) Cook also of Austintown; and 7 brothers, John 
Jr. (Louise) of Liberty, Rev. Thomas P. of Sebring, Edward of Austintown, James of 
Jackson Twp., Jeff (Janet) of New Middletown, Martin of Austintown, and Timothy 
(Judy) of Columbus. Additionally he leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces 
and great nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-
in-law, Michael Planey. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Michael 
Church in Canfield on Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the church on 
Tuesday from 9:00-10:45 a.m., prior to the Mass. Memorial contributions in Mike’s 
name may be given to Camp Stambaugh at Great Trails Council, 4500 Hudson Dr., 
Stow, OH 44224. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield 
Chapel.

Friday May 29, 2020

Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Jacquelyn L. Minehart, 55, passed away Wednesday morning, 
May 27, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born 
February 10, 1965 in Youngstown, a daughter of Alexander J. and Lucille E. (Fiffick) 
Minehart. Jackie was employed at the Workshop at Gateway Industries and was a 
resident with Gateways to Better Living for 34 years. Jackie was a happy person 
and had an infectious smile. She and her boy-friend Tom of 26 plus years, made 
several trips to Disney World. She loved Princesses and music, especially Michael 
Jackson and Elvis Presley. Jackie enjoyed watching movies and Life Time TV. She 
also enjoyed shopping and getting her nails done. Jackie is survived by her sisters, 
Nancy (Gene) Ianazone of Austintown and Carol (Bill) Davis of Las Vegas; her 
nieces, Dana (Aaron) Bremner and Gina (Frank) Hunt both of Austintown; her great 
nephews, Evan and layne Bremner and Gage Thimlar and her boy-friend, Tom 
Prosser. Jackie will be greatly missed by her family, her Gateway family and many 
friends. There will be a committal service at a later date.

Friday May 29, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gladys Virginia Drotleff, age 87 died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home. 
She was born July 15, 1932 in Benwood, Ohio, daughter of the late William Godfrey 
and Hazel Leona (Lockhart) Marty.

Gladys was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Rudolph “Rudy” Drotleff whom she married March 30, 1974 preceded 
her in death January 18, 1999.

Survivors include her stepson, Jay Drotleff of Salem and two stepdaughters, Karen 
Lee Tynes of Seattle, WA and Judy K. Haller of Suffolk, VA; two step grandchildren, 
Becky and Emily and two sisters, Thelma Poage and Betty Unger, both of Salem.

Besides her parents and husband, a stepfather, Willard Smith also preceded her in 
death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug George officiating. Calling hours will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the funeral home. For the safety of the Drotleff family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask and do not linger. 
Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 463, Salem, OH 
44460 or Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St, Suite B, Salem, OH 44460.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Gladys’ obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary
Marilyn J. Zeisler, 77 of Youngstown died May 9, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Health 
Center, Youngstown. Marilyn was born October 2, 1942 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of the late Harold H. and Leona I. (Diday) Zeisler and was a lifelong area resident. 
She graduated from Poland Seminary High School and received her Bachelor’s 
Degree from The Ohio State University. She then went on to receive her Master’s 
Degree from Notre Dame at a time when few women were attending. Marilyn was a 
chemistry teacher for over 40 years at Austintown Fitch High School, retiring in 
2006. She was a well-loved teacher and also cared deeply about her students. After 
her retirement, Marilyn gifted Chemistry Scholarships to those who shared the same 
love of chemistry. Marilyn was an avid traveler and enjoyed traveling the world, 
Egypt, Africa, Japan, China and Australia to name a few. She was a member of the 
Canfield Presbyterian Church, where she played the handbells, the Armchair 
Travelers and enjoyed bowling. She was also a member of the Belle’s Bowling 
League. Marilyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends for her kindness. 
She leaves her sister-in-law, Ruth Zeisler of Salem and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her step-mother, Helen; 
three brothers, Jack Zeisler, James Zeisler and Robert Zeisler. Private graveside 
services will be at a later date.

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gladys Virginia Drotleff, age 87 died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home. 
She was born July 15, 1932 in Benwood, Ohio, daughter of the late William Godfrey 
and Hazel Leona (Lockhart) Marty.

Gladys was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Rudolph “Rudy” Drotleff whom she married March 30, 1974 preceded 
her in death January 18, 1999.

Survivors include her stepson, Jay Drotleff of Salem and two stepdaughters, Karen 
Lee Tynes of Seattle, WA and Judy K. Haller of Suffolk, VA; two step grandchildren, 
Becky and Emily and two sisters, Thelma Poage and Betty Unger, both of Salem.

Besides her parents and husband, a stepfather, Willard Smith also preceded her in 
death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug George officiating. Calling hours will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the funeral home. For the safety of the Drotleff family and 
visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask and do not linger. 
Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 463, Salem, OH 
44460 or Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St, Suite B, Salem, OH 44460.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Gladys’ obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary
BELOIT – Ona Mae Strudthoff, age 93 died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at her home. 
She was born July 10, 1926 in Jefferson County, daughter of the late Harry and Ona 
(Culp) Dillon.

Ona was a 1944 graduate of David Anderson High School. She worked as a bus 
driver for 27 years for United Local School District and Robert Bycroft School and 
was a farmer. Ona was a member of First Friends Church of Salem. Her hobbies 
included her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and 
playing cards, especially Rook with her family. She never met a stranger and would 
always go out of her way to strike up a conversation. Ona had a passion for kids 
and would always pass out candy which she always had in her purse.

Her husband, King Strudthoff whom she married September 28, 1946 preceded her 
in death January 18, 1992.

Survivors include a son, John Strudthoff of Beloit, two daughters, Ida Campbell of 
New Castle, PA and Jeanne (Joe) Good of Lisbon; 11 grandchildren; 32 great 
grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a son, Bud Strudthoff; three brothers, Ernie, 
Robbie and Johnny Dillon; and four sisters, Elizabeth Glenn, Virginia Crook, Harriett 
Criss and Mary Shroades also preceded her in death.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Highland 
Memorial Park followed by a public celebration of life service at 11:30 a.m. at First 
Friends Church Pavilion in Salem. Those wishing to stay in their vehicle may pass 
by the families from afar.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Friends Church, 
1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, OH 44460 or Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer 
Foundation, 26210 Emery Rd., Suite 307, Cleveland, OH 44128.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded. video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Ona’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary
Boardman- In the early morning hours of May 26, 2020, Gloria Joyce (Brenner) 
Rockhold entered into eternal rest, while in peaceful slumber at her home. She was 
90 years old.

Gloria was born January 21, 1930 in Akron, a daughter of Howard “Dick” and 
Glynice Hall Brenner. After graduation, she furthered her education as an x-ray 
technician and worked for People’s Hospital Company, which is now Akron General 
Hospital.

Later in life, she worked for Diamondhead #1 Nursing Home in North Lima. After 
retirement, she worked as a demonstration lady at Giant Eagle and volunteered at 
Akron Children’s Hospital and Kids Club at Trinity United Methodist Church in New 
Springfield.

Gloria married the one love of her life, Okey Eugene Rockhold on March 10, 1951, 
Gloria accepted Okey’s son as her own and reared Kendall Cecil Rockhold. Okey 
and Gloria then had two daughters together, Glynice Rockhold and Karen Rockhold.

Gloria will be deeply missed by her daughter, Glynice, with whom she made her 
home. She also leaves to mourn her loss, a brother, Robert (Beverly) Brenner of 
Longview, TX and several cousins who were very special to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Okey, her step-son, 
Kendall, her daughter, Karen and a brother, Howard.

Gloria’s family wishes to thank Dr. Buccino, Dr. Marina and the nurses at Mercy 
Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital who provided her with compassionate care 
in her final days.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in Columbiana 
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Akron Children’s Hospital 
or Trinity United Methodist Church.

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

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary

Alliance:
Steven A. Taylor, age 63 passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, May 21, 
2020. He was born on June 20, 1956, in Alliance, Ohio to Franklin E. Taylor Sr. and 
Miriam (Mergenthaler) Murawski. Steven served his country as a LCPL in the United 
States Marine Corps for 3 years.
He was a hard worker who spent most of his life working for L & J Masonry 
(Formerly JC Masonry.) He was an avid Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, and 
Nascar fan. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling and shooting pool. 
He leaves behind to cherish his memories, a loving family including his Mother; 
Miriam(Mergenthaler) Murawski, Sister; Rebecca Taylor Roberts, Brothers; Franklin 
E and Patricia Taylor Jr., Dana Taylor, Terry Taylor, Robert and Robin Taylor. Nieces 
and Nephews; Stephanie and Demian Buehler, Cory Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, 
Cassandra and Troy Orzo, Terry Taylor Jr, Tiffany Taylor, Trevor Taylor, Tealee 
Taylor , Hunter Taylor and Hampton Taylor. And many Great Nieces and Nephews, 
and long time Friends; Earl Long and Donald Miller.
He was preceded in death by his Father; Franklin Eugene Taylor Sr., 2 Nephews; 
Eric Scott Taylor and Franklin E Taylor III, and 1 Niece; Jessica Marie Taylor.
A Private Family service will be held with Rev. David Ashbrook officiating. Friends 
and family will be received in an outdoor drive-thru memorial on Saturday, June, 13, 
2020 from 4-5 pm at Dean's Funeral Home. 
Arrangements are by Dean's Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. Friends and family may 
send their condolences online at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary
Robert L. Wagner, age 88, of Alliance passed away at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday 
morning May 27, 2020.

  Born on October 10, 1931 to Lowell O. and Isabel D. (Sillery) Wagner, Robert 
spent most of his life in the Alliance and Homeworth area.

  After graduating from Alliance High School, he began his military career serving in 
the United States Air Force.  Bob served his country for 23 years before his military 
retirement; he then managed a hardware store in Homeworth for another 14 years.

  Bob was active in the Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church, in which he was a 
member for over 70 years.  He served as an Elder and many other boards of the 
church.  He was also a member of the Homeworth Lions Club, in which he won Lion 
of the Year and Melvin E. Jones Fellowship Award.  As well as a member of the 
George D. Worth Post of the American Legion, and Air Force Sergeant’s 
Association.

  Bob was a friend to all, and he enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing and watching 
sports.

  Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Alec Robert Wagner of England, and 
Marc D. (Paula) Wagner of Johns Creek, GA; stepchildren, Robert (Debbie) Cover 
of Middletown, OH, Diane (Rodney) Cooper of Lakeside Marblehead, OH, and 
Jennifer (Thomas) McDonald of Alliance, OH; grandchildren, Beatrice, Robert, 
Emma, and John Wagner; step-grandchildren, Kara (Matt) Miller, Sam (Yvonne) 
Cooper, Allyson Fites and Cory Fites; step-great-grandchildren, Melody, Avery, 
Amya, Kaiya, Keilana, Madison, and Greyson; brother, Ronald (Elaine) Wagner of 
Homeworth, OH; and sister, Carol Ringer of Sebring, OH.

  Preceding him in death were his parents; loving wife Doris J. (Stryffeler) Wagner, 
whom he married March 4, 1978 and who passed away December 31, 2018; and 
brother Richard Wagner.

  Funeral service will be held Saturday May 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Sawyer officiating.  Friends may 
call one hour prior to the service. For the safety of the Wagner family and visitors, 
please adhere to social distancing. The service will be Live Streamed; please see 
the bottom of Robert’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com. Interment will be 
held at Highland Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 
Topeka, Kansas 66675 or The Salvation Army 57 West Main Street Alliance, Ohio 
44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Thursday May 28, 2020

Obituary
Nelda Brunie, 89, of Sebring passed away at Crandall Medical Center on 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Nelda was born on February 18, 1931 to the late Arthur 
and Thais Myers. Nelda was a graduate of Sebring High School in 1949 and was a 
life long Sebring resident. She was self employed as a beautician. Nelda was a 
devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She made it her mission to 
take care of others.

Nelda is survived by her children Tod (Becky) Brunie of Sebring, Drew (Dee) Brunie 
of Sebring and Claudia (Tarafa) Homsi of Vienna, Virginia; grandchildren Beth Ann 
(Rob) Brutcher, Kimberly (Josh) Cullen, Amy (Corey) Blaszczyk, Chris Brunie, and 
Zane Homsi; great-grandchildren Luke Brutcher, Nate Brutcher, Drew Brutcher, 
twins Finley and Murphy Cullen. Besides her parents Nelda was preceded in death 
by her husband of 63 years Richard Brunie who passed on December 1, 2013.

Nelda was a kind and giving person. To honor her memory and life, please do 
something kind for others. The family would like to thank the Copeland Oaks and 
Crandall staff and Dr. Vrable for an outstanding job during a time of great 
uncertainty. A private service will take place with interment at Highland Memorial 
Park, Beloit. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to 
the charity of your choice. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary 
online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
Salem – David E. Barker, Sr., 66, of Southeast Blvd., died at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday, 
May 26, 2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a short illness.

Mr. Barker was born March 9, 1954 in Victorville, CA a son of Millard E. and Geneva 
Goins Barker and had lived in this area the past four years, coming from Mansfield, 
OH.

He had been employed as a truck driver for various trucking companies in the area.

Mr. Barker is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Barker of Columbiana and David 
Barker, Jr. of Mansfield; and two grandchildren, Emma Barker and Kolton Ingledue.

Services for the family will be private.  Funeral arrangements have be entrusted to 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Delores Alberta Rance, age 87 died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Salem 
North Healthcare. She was born June 24, 1932 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Rolland and Margaret (Bradt) Sprowl.

Delores was the best housewife and loving mother. She was a member of the 
Salvation Army Church in Salem. Nana was so loved by her children and grandkids. 
She will be deeply missed, and her memories will live on.

Her husband, George Rance Sr. whom she married March 6, 1953 preceded her in 
death February 20, 2005.

Survivors include two sons, George (Sandy) Rance Jr. of Randolph and Joseph 
(Penny) Rance of Salem; two daughters, Rose (John) Sikora of West Virginia and 
Beth (Steve Hile) Rance of Lisbon; sister, Jackie Pirone of Youngstown; six 
grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, two sons, Robert Sprowl and Michael Rance; 
four sisters, Connie Wolf, Peggy Knestrick, Dorothy Wickersham and Gloria Elder; 
two brothers, Rolland Sprowl Jr. and John Sprowl also preceded her in death.

A private service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug DeMar officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded. video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Delores’ obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
East Liverpool-Deborah “Debbie” Sue Gilbert, 69, formerly of East Liverpool, passed 
away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Continuing Health Care of Lisbon.

Debbie was born December 27, 1950 in East Liverpool, a daughter of the late Alvin 
and Dorothy Harmer Gilbert.

A lifelong resident of East Liverpool, she worked as a seamstress at Kozel’s Custom 
Draperies and as a door greeter and cashier at Walmart. She attended Pleasant 
Heights Baptist Church.

She leaves behind one daughter, Arleta Ogden and her husband Jerry Ogden, Jr. of 
New Cumberland, WV; two granddaughters, Sabrina Wilson and Lynnsey Ogden; 
one grandson, Bryce Ogden; one great grandson, Parker Wilson; three sisters, 
Nancy (Joseph) Rich, Kathryn (Gary) Smith and Cynthia Stacey; one brother, 
Stephen Gilbert; and many nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed sewing, playing games and loving on her two cats, Buffy and Shadow.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A private memorial service will be held at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will be in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell, WV.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hancock County Humane 
Foundation 241 Ohio River Blvd. New Cumberland, WV 26047.

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

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
Sallyanne Babb Spencer, 82 of Bazetta Township, died Monday morning, May 25, 
2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1938 in 
Middlefield, the daughter of the late Leslie and Elinor Pauline Gorton Babb. 

Sallyanne was a 1956 graduate of Middlefield High School. She worked over 20 
years for AVI food systems, servicing the vending machines and food service at 
Packard Electric in Warren, retiring in 2003. 

Sallyanne enjoyed league bowling, fishing and loved watching all sports and was an 
avid sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers. She had been a 
member of the First Methodist Church in Middlefield. 

She is survived by a twin sister, Suzanne L. (Donald) Leeworthy of Coursegold, 
Calif.; one brother, Les D. (Jean) Babb of Middlefield; four grandchildren including 
her granddaughter, Rachel (Josh) Kehoe; four great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews. 

Her husband of 54 years, Earl W. Spencer, whom she married July 3, 1965 
preceded her in death May 3, 2019. 

A private funeral service will be held Friday morning at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, with Mark D. Miller officiating. Burial will be at 
Pineview Memorial Park in Warren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Fire 
Department first responders or to the Hope Cancer Center in Howland. Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
Marion (Mary) Nykula Shook, 97, of Austintown Twp., passed away peacefully, 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Austinwoods Care Center. Mary was born March 8, 
1923 in Youngstown, the daughter of Basil Nykula and Melania (Mollie) Djubinsky. 
She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School 
class of 1941. Mary worked at Youngstown Steel Door as an aircraft fuel tank 
welder during WWII. She welded the fuel tanks used on her husband’s PV-1 aircraft 
flown by his VMF(N)-531 Marine Corps fighter squadron in the Pacific Islands. After 
the war Mary took on her most important role as a homemaker, loving wife, mother, 
grandmother and great grandmother. Mary loved playing cards, bird watching, 
sewing, leatherworking, and multiple needle crafts. Her husband, Lawrence A. 
Shook, whom she married July 28, 1942, passed away January 27, 2003. Mary 
leaves three daughters, Constance (Gary) Shook Philips, Norma (Robert) Shook 
Sacoman, and Beverly Shook (Bowmaster) Bretschneider, a daughter-in-law, Diane 
Shook as well as seven grandchildren, Derrick Philips, Wendy Philips Marczika, 
Kerrie Philips Flint, Dana Sacoman Cromwell, Robert Sacoman II, Dr. Christopher 
Bowmaster and Blake Bretschneider and nine great grandchildren. She is also 
survived by her sister-in-law, Helen Dieter. Besides her parents and her husband, 
Mary was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Richard Shook, a grandson, Ryan 
Bretschneider, a brother Michael Nykula, and step sister, Marie Tomlin. Mary will be 
laid to rest with her husband Lawrence at Arlington National Cemetery.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Mary E. “Betty” Clayton, age 90 died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at her home. 
She was born February 13, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late 
William F. and Mary (Bowen) Domyan.

Betty was a Welcome Wagon hostess for 13 years and previously worked at 
Persky’s. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, and a former member of 
Elks BPOE 305 Ladies Auxiliary, YWCA, Salem Scampers and Carnation Kampers. 
Her family was everything to her.

Her husband, Glenn L. Clayton whom she married January 14, 1950 preceded her 
in death May 15, 2009.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce W. (JoAnn) Clayton of Salem and Mark T. 
(Sandy) Clayton of San Antonio, TX; brother, William (Anna) Domyan of California; 
seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a son, Glenn L. Clayton Jr. and a sister, Ann 
Louise Lynskey also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be 
held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Stark Memorial. For the safety of 
the Clayton family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own 
mask and do not linger. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view Betty’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Steven A. Taylor, age 63 passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, May 21, 
2020. He was born on June 20, 1956, in Alliance, Ohio to Franklin E. Taylor Sr. and 
Miriam (Mergenthaler) Murawski.

He was a hard worker who spent most of his life working as a bricklaying mason. He 
was an avid Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, and NASCAR fan. He also 
enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing pool. He served as a LCPL in the United States 
Marine Corp for 3 years.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, a loving family including his Mother; 
Miriam Murawski, Sister; Rebecca (Taylor) Roberts, Brothers; Franklin E (Patricia) 
Taylor Jr., Dana Taylor, Terry Taylor, Robert (Robin) Taylor. Nieces and Nephews; 
Stephanie (Damian), Cory, Jennifer, Cassandra (Troy), Tiffany, Trevor, Tealee, Terry 
Jr., Hunter, and Hampton. Great Nieces and Nephews, and Special Friends; Earl 
Long and Donald Miller.

He was preceded in death by his Father; Franklin Eugene Taylor Sr., 2 Nephews; 
Eric Scott Taylor and Franklin E Taylor III, and 1 Niece; Jessica Marie Taylor.

A Private Family only service will be held with Rev. David Ashbrook officiating. 
Friends and family will be received in an outdoor drive-thru memorial on Saturday, 
June, 13, 2020 from 4-5 pm at Dean's Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Dean's Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. Friends and family may 
send their condolences online at www.deansfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Obituary
Heaven received another beautiful angel, Megan Elizabeth Saeger passed away 
peacefully after her year-long battle with cancer on May 25, 2020 surrounded by 
family and friends.

Megan was best known for her big smile, kindness, generosity, and the love she 
had for her family and friends. There were many adventures and memories from 
trips she was blessed to have taken to Paris, France, and Costa Rica, country 
concerts, and camping.  She graduated from Louisville High School, Class of 2011, 
and attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.  She enjoyed working as 
a customer service representative at Cost Care Solutions in Canton, OH. 

Megan is survived by her parents, Bryan and Lisa Saeger (Croton, OH); brother 
Michael Saeger (Columbus, OH);  grandparents, Norman and Cheryl Saeger 
(Louisville, OH); aunts: Renee’ Saeger (Lonnie Mitchell), Barbara (Danny) McCray, 
and Brenda (Brian) Rouse; as well as many loved cousins and friends.  Megan had 
a special love for her dog Jagermeister, he has been a comfort through this journey.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley 
Smalley, Uncle Bruce (Sue) Smalley, and Jordan Barclay.  

Graveside services for immediate family and invited friends will take place on 
Monday June 1st at 1:00PM at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mike 
Harmon of Louisville Baptist Temple, officiating.  A Celebration of Life (Open House) 
will held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3101 Smith-Kramer Hartville, Ohio, starting at 
2pm, open to all family and friends.

Special Thanks to the James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute in 
Columbus, Ohio and Harbor Light Hospice for all the excellent care and love.

Go Bucks! OH-IO

In lieu of flowers, an account is set up to offset funeral cost at Huntington Bank.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna L. Yuhaniak, 83, died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Brookdale Salem. 
She was born January 13, 1937 in Leesburg, Virginia, the daughter of Timothy and 
Lorraine Elkins.

She grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 
1955.  She met her husband, John J. Yuhaniak while he was stationed at Fort 
NcNair Army Base during the Korean conflict.  After their marriage on September 
14, 1955, they moved to John’s hometown of Salem and raised their family. They 
were married 63 years.

She is survived by her children, Terri Yuhaniak of Stow, John Michael Yuhaniak of 
Salem, and Nancy (Brian) Rapp of Granville, Ohio; five grandchildren, John Jr., 
Glenn, Paul, Kellee, Joseph, and great-grandson, Luke. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John on August 
13, 2019 and her brother, Timothy Elkins.

No services will be held at this time. 

The family thanks the staff at Brookdale Salem for keeping their residents safe 
during the pandemic and providing compassionate care for our mother.

The family requests that donations be made in Donna’s honor to the Friendship 
Circle Soup Ministry of St. Paul Church, 935 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded. video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Service.

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

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – George W. Good, age 80, died Friday, May 22, 2020 at Crandall Medical 
Center. He was born December 29, 1939 in Franklin Square Ohio, son of the late 
Ross Good Sr. and Lilly (Conkle) Good.

George worked at American Standard as a press operator for 19 years and 
previously at Parker Hannifin Corp. in Sebring in for 16 years. He was a member of 
the Winona United Methodist Church. He loved working on vehicles, motorcycles 
and especially John Deere tractors. He and his wife loved going on long motorcycle 
rides. George was also on a bowling team for several years. The family loved to 
camp and Spring Valley was one of their favorites. George worked hard and had his 
wife’s dream home built on Rt. 9. Everyone complimented them on how the house 
was beautifully maintained and cared for with all the lovely flowers. He bought a 
horse and buggy and turned it into a planter for his wife.

He was married to Barbara (Stamp) Good, the love of his life for 38 years who 
preceded him in death October 11, 2008. They were married November 27, 1970.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Beth) Ramsey of Salem; two daughters, Marcia 
(Ronald) Good of Salem and Vicki Russell; five grandchildren, Corey Ramsey, 
Brandon Good Sr., Amanda (Jacob) Good-Peters, Angie (Austrino) Baldon and 
Freddy Austrino. He also was blessed with 11 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, a daughter, Patti (Good) Austrino and a brother, Ross 
Good Jr. also preceded him in death.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date with Pastor Tom Scott at 
Grandview Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held later. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dimentia Society of 
America at www.dementiasociety.org/donate.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view George’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Paul Stanley Falkner, Sr., age 82, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, 
May 24, 2020 at his home in Columbiana.

He was born on January 4, 1938 in Beloit, a son of the late Carl and Anna Reach 
Falkner.

Paul was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War.  
He had worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube for 26 years before they closed.  
Later he opened Sports Scene in Columbiana where he worked for an additional 10 
years before retiring.  He was a longtime coach in Columbiana for both the boys 
baseball team and the girls softball team.  Paul was an avid Cleveland Indians, 
Browns and Cavs fan.  Paul also enjoyed spending time working in his yard.

His wife, Anna Hughes Falkner, whom he married on August 1, 1959, preceded him 
in death on, November 6, 1980.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Terri Lynn Graffius of Salem; three sisters, Esther 
Gilham of Newark, OH, Betty Fisher of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Mary Liggitt of 
Columbiana; brother, Leo Falkner of Conroe, TX; one grandson, Mathew Graffius 
and one great granddaughter, Catrina Graffius.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Stanley Falkner, Jr; two brothers, John 
Falkner, and Harry Falkner, and by a grandson, Daniel Graffius.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana where social distancing 
will be encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

Services will be held on Friday, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Chuck 
Hamilton officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – William Matthew Alesi III, age 36 died Monday, May 25, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1984 in Alliance, Ohio, son of 
William Matthew Alesi Jr. and Robin (Senior) Fuson.

William was a Browns and Chicago Bulls fan and enjoyed reading the Bible.

Survivors include two sisters, Judith M. Peck and Alesia Alesi; maternal 
grandmother, Irene Senior of Salem and his girlfriend, Heather Ferguson. He also 
leaves behind several nieces, nephews and one great nephew.

Preceding William in death was a brother, Dean Shaffer, a sister, Charity Alesi; 
paternal grandparents, William and Paula Alesi; and maternal grandfather, Robert 
Senior and bonus father, Roger Fuson.

No service or calling hours will be held.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Service.

To view William’s obituary, send condolences or make a donation to help offset 
funeral expenses, visit www.starkmemorial.com, click on William’s name and then 
click donations or mail to Stark Memorial/Alesi, P.O. Box 748, Salem, OH 44460.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
Mildred C. (Crist) Popa, age 96, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 following a 
brief illness.

  She was born June 11, 1923 in Sebring, OH and was a 1940 graduate of Sebring 
McKinley High School.

She lived a good, long life, always kept a youthful spirit and enthusiasm throughout 
it, whether getting her hair done, shopping for clothes, or dancing and listening to 
music.

  She was preceded in death by her parents Steve and Mena Crist; brother Steven 
Crist Jr.; sisters Anne Popa, Victoria Crist, and Sophie Teeters; and husband A. 
Howard Popa, who died in 1993.

  She is survived by sons, Stephen Popa of Aloha, OR, James Popa of the home, 
and Christopher (Jose Luis) Popa of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Melanie Kolnick, 
Elizabeth (Norman) Cooley, Stephen (Carla) Popa Jr., and Vanessa Thomas; great-
grandchildren Shaleena, Deidra, Shelby, Austen, Karyssa, Duke, Joshua, Cody, 
Alex, and Anthony; two great-great-grandchildren Abigail and Annabella, and one 
more on the way; nieces Carolyn (Larry) Frank, Cheryl (Primo) Citino, Margie 
(Danny) Engle, Diane (David) Kieffer, Judy (Dick) Kirby, Mary (Frank) Getz, and 
Patty Popa; nephews, Geoffrey Fox and Terry Popa; and cousin Elizabeth Steve.

  Services will be conducted for immediate family only, with interment to follow at 
Alliance City Cemetery.

  Rest in peace Mom, you are always in our hearts.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, OH 44601.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
Pearl LaDean Leech, age 98, of Alliance, loving and devoted wife and mother, died 
Thursday May 21, 2020, at Bel Air Care Center.

  She was born March 17, 1922, in Canton to Orth and Elsie (Haines) Prickett.

  Pearl was a compassionate caregiver employed as a nurse’s aide for the former 
Jane Francis Nursing Home before her retirement.

  She enjoyed country music and played the bass fiddle, guitar and sang in the 
Marlboro Hillbilly Band with her brother and sister.

  Pearl is survived by sons, Harold (Linda) Leech of Enon Valley, PA, William (Judy) 
Leech of Alliance; daughters,  Norma Wright and Dorothy (Dale) Rogers all of 
Alliance;  19 grandchildren; 25  great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grand-children 
and many loving nieces and nephews.

  Preceding her in death were her parents; husband William W. Leech, whom she 
married May 26, 1940 and who passed away on March 20, 1990; son Gary; 
daughters Katherine, Carol (James) Kinsey, Debra and son-in-law Douglas Wright; 
brothers Kenneth and  Harold; and sisters Edna and Nelda.

  Visitation will be held Friday May 29, 2020, from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. A private interment will be held at 
Atwater Cemetery.  A funeral service will be held at a later date.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, OH 44601.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
Dale L. Lautzenheiser, devoted husband, dad, son and brother, age 46, of Alliance, 
passed away Friday afternoon, May 22, 2020 at Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate 
Care Center.

  He was born on October 29, 1973 in Salem, Ohio to Dean L. and Louise J. 
(Denny) Lautzenheiser.

  Dale began mowing at 14, riding his John Deere around Damascus.  From those 
early days he built an industrious family business Dale’s Lawn Care Inc. servicing 3 
states. 

  He was a 1992 graduate of West Branch High School and was a member of 
Damascus Friends Church. Dale was very meticulous, a hardworking man who 
enjoyed traveling, and cars. But most of all he loved spending time with his loving 
family, including their family trips. 

  Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Joy (Maye) Lautzenheiser 
whom he married September 23, 1995; son, Cody (Carli) Lautzenheiser; daughters 
Anissa (Brenden) DeSanzo, Madison (Dale Miller) Lautzenheiser; first grandson due 
in August, Rowen Dale Lautzenheiser; his mother, Louise; sister, Lanette (Larry) 
Elasivich; brother Larry (Cindy) Lautzenheiser; and many nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be held at Damascus Friends Church on Friday May 29, 2020 at 12:00 
p.m. Pastor John Ryser will be officiating. Calling hours will be held at Damascus 
Friends Church from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday May 28, 2020.

  In lieu of flowers, Dale’s family suggests making a memorial contribution to the 
Dale Lautzenheiser Family Missionary Scholarship in his honor.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, OH 44601.

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
Miriam Marie Harold

“Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.”

  Miriam Marie Harold, age 97, formally of Alliance, Ohio passed away at 7:45 p.m. 
on Sunday May 24, 2020, at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring, Ohio of 
complications from Covid-19.

  Born on August 20, 1922 in Alliance, Ohio to the late William Edward and Mary 
Matilda (Mayme) Ashcraft.  Upon living most of her life in Alliance, Miriam moved to 
Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio in 2012.

A graduate of Alliance High School in 1941 and retired in 1982 from The Ohio Bell 
Telephone Company after 43 years of service in various departments which 
included long distance operator and the plant department. 

  A member of Ohio Bell Telephone Pioneers, volunteered as a Pink Lady at Alliance 
Community Hospital as well as volunteering for the local Meals on Wheels.  Miriam 
was a charter member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church. She Enjoyed golfing, 
Tuesday luncheons with her close friends, as well as swimming with the “Wet Heads 
Class” at the local YMCA

  Miriam was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years Joseph 
Paul Harold (1996); daughter Karen Nash of Clarksville, Tennessee; brother Leo 
Ashcraft of Alliance, Ohio.

  She is survived by her son and caregiver, Michael William Harold of Canton, Ohio.

  Special thanks to all at Copeland Oaks Assisted Living and to Dr. Thomas Vrable 
and the staff at Crandall Medical Center for their outstanding care.

  A private burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Alliance, Ohio.  Due 
to the current situation, a memorial mass will be conducted at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Miriam’s honor to the “Life Care 
Fund” C/O Copeland Oaks 800 South 15th Street Sebring, Ohio 44672.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Obituary
Eleanor J. Yaggi 86, of Sebring passed away at her home on May 23, 2020. Eleanor 
was born in Sebring, Ohio on April 4, 1934, the daughter of the late John H. and 
Kathryn C. (Pettibon) Morrison. She was a lifetime resident of Sebring, a member of 
the Sebring Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, Youth Leader and 
Sunday School Treasurer. Eleanor was a Charter and Lifetime Member of the 
Sebring Historical Society and enjoyed collecting Antiques. She was known by 
many as a long time local Real Estate Agent helping many people with buying and 
selling properties.

Survivors include her son Dale I Yaggi, a granddaughter Jessica Yaggi both of 
Sebring, a sister Jean Barber of Severna Park, MD, nieces, nephews and great 
nieces and great nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her 2 
sisters and brother in laws Mary Lou (Edwin) Buehler and Donna (Carlos) Smith, a 
grandson Joseph Benedetti and her ex-husband Leonard Yaggi.

A memorial service will be held later this summer in Sebring at the Presbyterian 
Church with Rev. Marty Radcliff and Rev. Howard Newman officiating. Memorial 
contributions can be made in Eleanor's memory to Aultman-Alliance Hospice 2461 
West State Street, Suite E, Alliance, OH 44601. Friends and family may send 
condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in 
Sebring, (330) 938-2526.

Monday May 25, 2020

Obituary
Sebring - Mary Ellen Mahouski Thompson Konczal, age 91, of Sebring, died on 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center, Sebring from the COVID-19 
virus.

She was born on February 8, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late 
Joseph and Mary Catherine Nellis Kay.

Mary Ellen was raised in the Catholic church and had worked as a waitress at The 
Penn Grill in Salem.  She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW and 
enjoyed the activities and trips at Copeland Oaks in Sebring.  Mostly, she enjoyed 
spending time with her family.

Her husband, Adam Konczal, whom she married on June 22, 1989, preceded her in 
death on December 12, 2014.

Mary Ellen is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Mark) Sobek of Salem; son, Mike 
(Diana) Mahouski of Salem; two grandsons, Matt (Melissa) Mellott of Leetonia, and 
Michael (Marissah) Mahouski of Boardman; two granddaughters, Nicole Cleland of 
Boardman, and Mindy (Kelly Buehler) Mellott of Alliance; nine great grandchildren, 
Alexa Mellott, Tyler Mellott, Peyton Mellott, Marissa Mellott, Ava Robinson, Maliah 
Mahouski, Elizabeth Buehler, Brian Buehler and Aaron Buehler.  Also surviving are 
two great great grandchildren, Leah Smith and Craig Smith and two special 
nephews, Bill (Terri) Thompson and Frank (Jan) Thompson.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Patrick Mahouski in 2016 and by a 
previous husband, Chuck Thompson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia where social distancing will be 
encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, 111 Summit St. Leetonia, OH. with Chaplain David Parry officiating.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oak Foundation at Copeland Oaks.

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

Sunday May 24, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Brian Daniel Patrick, age 53, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, May 
23, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 5, 1967 in Youngstown, son of Daniel and Emilia "Mickey" 
Czekanski Patrick.

Arrangements are pending.

Sunday May 24, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – Anthony Cavello, 80, passed away at home on Friday, May 22, 2020 
surrounded by his loved ones. 
Anthony was born on October 27, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late 
Joseph and Louise (Salmona) Cavello. In 1966 he married the love of his life, 
Virginia Cavello. Anthony was a retired NYPD police officer of 20 years. 
Besides for Virginia, one of Anthony’s greatest loves was his horses. Anthony and 
Virginia originally lived in Long Island when they started owning horses and then 
moved to Brookfield, so they could have more room for their horses to roam. He 
also loved to go to auctions with his son Anthony, where they would search for 
antiques to add to their collection. Anthony was also a car nut. He was into 
expensive cars and was a Mercedes fanatic. Virginia and Anthony still own the first 
Mercedes they ever bought which was a 1985 model. 
Anthony is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son Anthony Cavello; two daughters; 
five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his beloved shih tzu, Charlie; and many 
friends. 
He is preceded in death by parents. 
There will be a private family service held at a later date.
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday May 23, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD- Sandra K. (Engle) Brown, age 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, 
May 19, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 
Sandie, as most knew her, was born February 28, 1944 in Youngstown to the late 
Paul W. and Betty G. (Graft) McKnight. She was a 1962 Graduate of Canfield High 
School. Sandie was a member of Berlin Center United Methodist Church. 
She was a Berlin Township Trustee for over 20 years, and a charter member and 
Past President of the Berlin Center Historical Society. Sandie was a member and 
Past President of the Mahoning County Township Association. She served on the 
Board of Directors for Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corp., and served on the 
Board of Directors for Alcohol Programs of Mahoning County. Sandie was also an 
Athena Candidate. 
She retired from James & Sons Insurance as an Insurance Agent and was also an 
Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. 
Besides her parents, Sandie is preceded in death by her first husband Richard D. 
Engle, Sr. and her step-son Charles R. Brown. 
She is survived by her husband James R. Brown, Jr., her daughter Kimberly S. 
(Randy) Weingart of Hiram, Richard D. (Jackie) Engle, Jr. of Cincinnati, Tracy L. 
(Jeanne) Engle of Auburn; 11 granddaughters, Sarah (Jason) Thiel, Betsy Weingart, 
Abigail (Zachary) Vallandingham, Molly Weingart, Makenzie Engle, Maddie Engle, 
Lexi Engle, Sydney Engle, Natalie Engle, Katie Engle, and Lillie Engle; two great 
granddaughters Harper and Alaina Thiel; her step-son Scott A. Brown, and three 
step-grandchildren Daniel Brown, Steven Brown, and Danielle Brown. Sandie also 
leaves three brothers William (Marilyn) McKnight of Hamilton, Ohio, Paul (Lani) 
McKnight of Columbus, Ohio, and Jim (Sherry) McKnight of Diamond, and several 
cousins, nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends. 
A private funeral service will be held in Berlin West Cemetery. At a later date, a 
celebration of Sandie’s life will be held for family and friends. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont 
Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Canfield Chapel.

Saturday May 23, 2020

Obituary
Elizabeth (Acker) Fucci, age 91 of Champion, passed away at Windsor House of 
Champion on May 19, 2020. Betty was born on December 8, 1928 in Meadville, PA 
to Earl & Maybell (Taylor) Acker. 

On October 18, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to the love of her life, Frank 
Fucci Jr., who preceded her in death on June 9, 2016. 

Betty will be deeply missed by her children, Jean Knapp of Howland, Tom (Beverly) 
Fucci of Leavittsburg, and Cathleen (Jonathan) Stacey of Warren; 12 grandchildren 
and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as her sister 
Patricia Wybiral and brothers Daniel & Edward Acker. She was preceded in death 
by 4 brothers and 1 sister. 

A private burial at Champion Township Cemetery will take place.

Saturday May 23, 2020

Obituary
Diana (Dee) Marie Greco, age 55, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, May 21, 
2020.  She was born February 10, 1965 in Alliance, OH.  Dee graduated from West 
Liberty University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  She spent her entire 32-year 
career working at the same location in Minerva, OH for Drs. Libby, Gade and 
Dowell. Dee loved spending time with her family and especially loved her nieces 
and nephews.  She was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar. Dee 
enjoyed traveling to see live country music concerts.  She also loved the holidays, 
especially Christmas.

She is survived by her mother, Ann Greco; her brothers, Mark (Andrea), Greg, Joe 
(Molly) and Mike (Brad) Greco; seven nieces and nephews, Danae, Daniel, Alexis, 
Lauren, Connor, Gunnar and Griffan.  Dee was preceded in death by her father, 
Carmen Greco.

As per Dee’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Online 
condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
James A Jordan age 82, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born 
October 27, 1937. A Private family service and burial have taken place. Friends and 
family may sign the online condolence book at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
James A Jordan age 82, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born 
October 27, 1937. A Private family service and burial have taken place. Friends and 
family may sign the online condolence book at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Janice Bixler, age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Aultman Alliance 
Hospital. She was born July 6, 1941 to the late Lester and Theora Combs Bixler. 
She is survived by a Daughter; Lisa Fox, Sister; Marilyn Middletown, Grandchildren; 
Charles Fox, Jamal, Elijah, and Isis Hundley, Great Grandson; Christian Edwards. 
Life Partner; Walter Steed, Nieces and Nephews; Duane, Jack, Sharon Middleton 
and Marvin and Carol Bixler. She was preceded in death by her Parents and a 
Brother; Kenneth Bixler. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and shopping. She 
especially loved the warm summertime and spending time outside gardening and 
working with her flowers. She will be fondly remembered as liking to make others 
happy. Per her request cremation has taken place. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Martin "Sonny" Wolf, 91, of East Palestine, passed away on Friday, 
May 22, 2020 at his home

 He was born on November 1, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of the late Martin and 
Anna Entzi Wolf and had lived in this area most of his life.

 Sonny had worked as a truck driver for 60 years and worked for various companies 
including Adamson Tank Co., Aristech Chemical and Nulfco. He was a member of 
Grace Lutheran Church in East Palestine and enjoyed being Assistant Scout Master 
of Unity Troop 39.

 He is surived by his wife, the former Julia Smith, whom he married on July 29, 
1950; son, Martin (Nancy) Wolf of East Palestine; daughter in law, Sharon Wolf of 
Salem; two daughters,  Debra (Ron) Hanolt of East Palestine and Molly Kapeluck of 
Akron; sister, Betty Lou Theiss of Lisbon; eight grandchildren, Meredith McLaughlin, 
Eric Wolf, Andy Wolf, Ryan Wolf, Brian Hanolt, Dan Hanolt, Mike Kapeluck, and 
Sara Kapeluck; and seven great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Wolf, sisters, Anna May Schuller, 
Ruthie Norris and Susie Walker and a grandson, Ian Wolf.

 The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine where social 
distancing will be encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

 Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Cindy Figley officiating.

 Burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

 Memorial donations may be made to Ohio Living Hospice.

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

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Alliance

Michael (Mike) Kevan Baumgartner, age 64, passed away at home with his loving 
family at his side, Thursday May, 21, 2020. He was born December 5, 1955 to the 
late Donald Baumgartner Sr. and Clarice (Greene) Baumgartner. He is survived by 
his Spouse; Yvonne Baumgartner whom he married June 20, 1975. Children; Amy 
(Scott) Eaton and Andrew (Karen) Baumgartner. Grandchildren; Kayla (Andrew) 
Sheneman, Lindsey and Jakob Baumgartner. Great Granddaughter; Madelyn 
Sheneman. Special Friends; Wayne and Paula Bailey. Siblings; Donald 
Baumgartner Jr. and Cynthia Kelly. He was preceded in death by his Parents and a 
Brother; George Hancock. He was a 1974 graduate of West Branch High School. 
He worked as an electrician for many years.  He was a member of The Brown 
Township Sportsman's Club and an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America. He 
enjoyed the outdoors and camping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed sports 
with his children. Per his request Cremation has taken place. In Lieu of flowers the 
family wishes to thank Aultman Hospice for their wonderful care and request 
donations are made to them in his honor. Aultman Alliance Hospice 2461 West 
State Street Alliance, Ohio 44601, 330-596-7480. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Betty J. (Robinson) Garrison, 82, of Sebring passed away at Crandall Medical 
Center on May 21, 2020. Betty was born on January 7, 1938 in Alliance to the late 
Ralph and Ida (Woods) Robinson. She was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran 
Church in Alliance and worked as a bus driver for West Branch Local Schools. 
When Betty wasn't working she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing cards. She 
cherished every moment spent with her family especially with her two grandsons.

Betty is survived by two daughters Elena (Rich) Spahr of Alliance and Susan (John) 
Buchanan of Sebring; two grandsons Tyler Bass and Ryan Timpe; a niece and 
several nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband 
Lloyd Garrison; sister Evelyn Handy and a niece Daphne Handy. Her daughters 
would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at Crandall II Medical Center for 
their loving care of their mother.

A funeral service will take place at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home on 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM with Pastor Angie Storer officiating. Friends 
and family will be received the hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. You 
may view the obituary and sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Max T. Crosby, age 99, of Sebring, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 
Crandall Medical Center.

  He was born April 20, 1921, in Panama, NY to Alton and Blanche Crosby.

  A 1939 graduate of Panama High School, Max joined the United States Navy. He 
served his country in WWII in the Pacific Theater as a Chief Motor Machinist Mate.

  Max worked at Columbia Gas Systems as a Sales Promotor for 35 years before 
his retirement in 1984.

  Max was a lifelong and faithful follower of Jesus for whom he was faithful in prayer 
and giving loving service to others. He was a member of Southside Church of God 
in Alliance.   Max also was a 40 year member of the Alliance Lions Club.

    Survivors include his children, Dr. James (Joanne) Crosby of Vestal, New York, 
Judith (John) Ramsay of Brackney, Pennsylvania, Jerold (Bethany) Crosby of 
Sandy, Oregon and Rev. Jarvis (Sharon) Crosby of Toccoa, Georgia; eleven 
grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Sarah K. Crosby, whom 
he married March 9, 1946 and who passed away October 23, 2019; and son, John 
Crosby; ; and brother, Richard Crosby.

  Services will be held at a later date.

  Interment will be at Warren County Memorial Park in Warren, Pennsylvania.

    Memorial gifts if desired may go to Southside Church of God in Alliance.

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

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Bonnie Bingham Geary, 74, of Leetonia, passed away Wednesday, May 
20, 2020 at her home following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on April 10, 1946 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late William and 
Wilma Stokes Bingham and had lived in this area all of her life.

Bonnie had been an owner and dispatcher for Geary’s 24 Hour Towing Service in 
Leetonia with her husband Ed for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping and going to casinos.

Her husband, Edwin E. Geary, preceded her in death, November 16, 2014.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Kim (Lee) Chestnut of Middleburg, FL; her son, 
Paul V. Calabrese, Jr. of Leetonia, OH; two sisters, JoAnn Ferry of Leetonia, Lois 
Boswell of Leetonia; three grandchildren, Patrick (Jenna) Chestnut, Nicholas 
Chestnut and Rebecca Calabrese; and three great grandchildren, Killian Chestnut, 
Ava Chestnut and Herbert DeWitt.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Bingham and a granddaughter, 
Hayley Calabrese.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social 
distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass through the funeral home using 
mask protocol.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 
P.O. Box1848 Longmont, CO 80502.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
On May 16, 2020, James (53) & Shanna (48) Thomas of Cortland were out enjoying 
the beautiful weather, when both of their lives were claimed in a tragic accident 
while riding their Harley. James was called home shortly thereafter, and his love 
joined him on Monday, May 18th, due to injuries. 

Shanna was born in Akron on December 28, 1971 to Gary & Dorma (Wickline) 
Anneman. Jim was born December 8, 1966 in Youngstown to Andrew & Donna 
(Williams) Thomas. 

Jim and Shay were soulmates, and on March 26, 1990 they were united in 
marriage. They were a team; Jim supporting the family as a mechanic currently 
working for Gallo’s Auto Sales, and Shanna managing the home. 

They loved the outdoors. Camping and grilling out at Andy’s was a family favorite. 
Together, the loving couple were frequently found on the Harley. They were rarely 
ever apart actually. Jim also enjoyed fishing, golfing, shooting pool and fixing 
anything with an engine. Shanna enjoyed needlework, cooking, spending time 
under the sun on the boat, and loving on her dog, Buddy, but most of all being a 
mom. They were devoted to each other and their family. 

Jim and Shanna are survived by their children: Heather (Jesse) Humphrey, Jamie 
(Farhan) Choudhry and James Andrew Thomas; daughter Rebecca Garrett; their 
grandson Jesse “JJ” Humphrey, Jr., Shanna’s mother Dorma Anneman; Jim’s father 
Andrew Thomas; Shanna’s siblings: Cindy Anneman, Brenda (Robert) Smith, Tim 
Goett, Tina Caldwell and Tony Goett, and Jim’s sister Andrea (Adam) Babcock as 
well as numerous other relatives. They were preceded in death by Shanna’s father 
Gary Anneman and stepfather Jerry Johnson and sister Sharon Anneman, and 
Jim’s mother Donna Craig and brother Timothy Thomas. 

A visitation will be held on Friday May 22, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m. where 
social distancing will be practiced with a limited number of friends visiting inside at 
one time at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Cortland. Please plan to 
wait in your vehicle for direction from the funeral home staff. A private family service 
will be held with burial at All Souls Cemetery.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Warren – It is with great sorrow we announce that Jean Ann Doyle Coen Scott 
passed away on May 2, 2020. 
She was born in Steubenville, Ohio on October 2, 1922. 
Jean was a talented vocalist who loved to sing and did so for many years with 
various choirs. She will fondly be remembered as a kind, caring person who loved to 
laugh. She loved and lived her Catholic faith and will be remembered by all as 
someone that loved to nurture and care for others. She came from a large family 
and raised a large family. She was truly the best and strongest of us all and will be 
greatly missed. 
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Coen and Leo Scott, daughter 
Ann Scott, three grandsons and seven siblings. 
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great 
grandmother, sister, and aunt.
She is survived by daughter Jean (Larry) Coen Gampolo & family, son Patrick 
(Tammy) Coen & family, daughter Mary (David) Coen Hray & family, son Joseph 
(Diane) Coen & family, daughter Catherine (Omar) Scott Yukoubi & family. 
Due to COVID-19 there will be a private family mass held at St. John Paul II and a 
burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery. 
The family would like to thank the staff at Liberty Arms Assisted Living and Windsor 
House of Champion for the care given to their mother. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Ida Mae (Foley) Baddeley, 86, of Sebring passed away of natural causes on 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Ida was born on 
August 5, 1933 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Earl and Emily (Rickert) Foley. Ida 
enjoyed reading and especially loved spending time with her family.

Ida is survived by her children James (Rebecca) Baddeley Jr., Edward (Janet) 
Baddeley Sr., Daniel Baddeley Sr., Michael Baddeley Sr., and Ida Harnage; a 
special friend Wayne Adams; a niece Emily (John) Bails; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-
grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents Ida was 
preceded in death by her husband James Baddeley; a son Franklin, a daughter 
Cheryl Starks and a great-grandson Cole.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home at 1:00 PM with Pastor Mike Kimball officiating. The family 
invites you to join them for a live stream of the service by visiting the funeral home 
website under Ida's obituary. Friends and family will be received two hours prior to 
the service from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home without the family 
present. Interment will take place at Grandview Cemetery, Sebring. In liue of flowers 
the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ida's honor to the Sebring 
Nazarene Church, 626 W. Maryland Ave. Sebring, Ohio 44672. You may sign the 
guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 
Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Bonnie Bingham Geary, 74, of Leetonia, passed away Wednesday, May 
20, 2020 at her home following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on April 10, 1946 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late William and 
Wilma Stokes Bingham and had lived in this area all of her life.

Bonnie had been an owner and dispatcher for Geary’s 24 Hour Towing Service in 
Leetonia with her husband Ed for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping and going to casinos.

Her husband, Edwin E. Geary, preceded her in death, November 16, 2014.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Kim (Lee) Chestnut of Middleburg, FL; her son, 
Paul V. Calabrese, Jr. of Leetonia, OH; two sisters, JoAnn Ferry of Leetonia, Lois 
Boswell of Leetonia; three grandchildren, Patrick (Jenna) Chestnut, Nicholas 
Chestnut and Rebecca Calabrese; and three great grandchildren, Killian Chestnut, 
Ava Chestnut and Herbert DeWitt.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Bingham and a granddaughter, 
Hayley Calabrese.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social 
distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass through the funeral home using 
mask protocol.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 
P.O. Box1848 Longmont, CO 80502.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Betty J. Miskimins, age 83, of Sebring, Ohio, passed away at Crandall Medical 
Center from Covid19 on May 21. 

  Betty was born March 5, 1937, in Westville, OH, the daughter of John & Lela Mae 
(Schoeni) Denny.  A graduate of Goshen High School, class of 1955, she married 
Robert L. Miskimins on March 4, 1956. Betty worked 53 years in the insurance 
industry, earning her CPCU designation in 1988. In addition to her career, she 
served in her church, the Goshen Alumni Association and the Quota Club.

  She also devoted herself to family, Bible Study, the piano and accordion 
musicianship.

  Those left to celebrate her memory include her daughters Sue Gattozzi ( husband 
Pat) of Las Vegas and Carol Lear (husband David Liskey) of Alliance, Ohio; her 
sister Joyce Kitzmiller (husband Gene, deceased) and brother Del Denny (wife 
Carol); granddaughter Sissy Mercer, grandson Michael Long; great-grandchildren 
Dylan Karlovic, Camden and Sydney Prater, along with a host of nieces and 
nephews.

  Betty was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2011 and her parents.

  The family is having a private funeral service with burial to take place at Highland 
Memorial Cemetery. The service will be Live Streamed; please see the bottom of 
Betty’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com.

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

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Reverend Paul D. Whipple, age 96, went home to heaven Friday, May 15, 2020, at 
Copeland Oaks, Sebring, Ohio.

  He was born March 17, 1924, in Conneaut, Ohio to Paul D. Sr. and Hazel (Risley) 
Whipple.

  Paul served his country honorably in WWII.  He graduated from Baldwin Wallace 
College and received a Master’s in Theology from Boston University.

  Paul served as pastor at Ohio United Methodist churches in Hartford, Fowler, 
McConnelsville, Brimfield, Liberty, Akron and Middlefield.

  Survivors include his sons, David (Diane) Whipple of Atwater, Douglas (Susan) 
Whipple of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and daughter, Patti (Paul) Whipple-Kochman of 
New York; and grandchildren.

  Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorla (Olds) Whipple, two 
sisters and one brother.   

  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Church World Service 
PO Box 698 Elkhart IN 46515 or Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation 236 Walnut Ave 
Lakeside OH 43440.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. 
Union Ave Alliance OH 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Joseph (Joe) G. Wojtecki, Sr., age 96, decorated World War II veteran, 
loving and devoted father, pet lover, friend to many and long-time resident of Salem, 
Ohio, died on May 15, 2020, at Salem North Healthcare Center. He was born in 
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, the youngest of six sons of the late John and Justina 
(Wagner) Wojtecki.

 

A WWII U.S. Army veteran, Joe served with the storied 95th Infantry Division during 
the European campaign in the Rhineland and Central Europe theaters. He also 
served in the U.S. Army of Occupation in Yokohama, Japan. For his service, he was 
awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and a WWII Victory Medal.

 

Joe retired as a Traffic Supervisor in 1989 from Kaiser Manufacturing after 25 years 
of service. He previously worked for National Refractories and Mineral Corp. for five 
years.

 

He was a 1940 graduate of Union City High School and attended Youngstown State 
University and Kent State University Salem Campus.

 

For many years, Joe was an engaged and active member of numerous 
organizations in his community including, Past President of Columbiana Rotary 
Club, Lisbon Eagles #2216, Salem AMVETS Post 45, 95th Infantry Division Assoc., 
Voiture 40 & 8 local Chapter 273, Past Commander of DAV Chapter 122, Honorary 
Life member of VFW #5532, Life member of American Legion #131 and Honorary 
Life member and Past Exalted Ruler (1983-1984) Salem Elks Lodge.

 

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem, Salem Senior 
Citizens and Salem Area Retirees.

 

Joe’s survivors include son, Joseph, Jr. (Lourdes), stepson, Richard Kellner, his 
beloved terrier Scruffy and many nephews and nieces across the country.  

 

He was preceded in death by wife, Mabel Alta Kellner and brothers, Rudolph Sr., 
William, John, George, and Frank.

 

Burial services at Hope Cemetery are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home, including military honors, with a memorial service to be planned at a later 
date.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe may be made to Angels for Animals, 
4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

 

To view Joseph’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING - (In her own words...) Fayetta DeBord Sekerak departed this life May 19, 
2020, and joyfully anticipated meeting her Savior, husband, daughter, parents, 
siblings and many loved ones who had gone on before.

Fayetta was the second of nine children born to Willis F. and Grace Jones DeBord 
on November 2, 1922 in Brownsville, PA.  Most of her life till 20 years of age were 
lived in that area – briefly time was lived in Kentucky and southern Ohio, South 
Webster where she and her family lived with her Grandpa Jones in a log cabin.

After graduation from Cleveland Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology degree, 
she married Clarence R. Sekerak of Barberton, OH, on August 8, 1947.  Clarence 
served as Friends pastor in Hughesville, PA, their first home, then Alliance, OH and 
East Goshen, OH.  They finally settled in 1959 in the cottage Clarence built in 
Damascus, OH.  Faye returned to school, graduating from Malone College in 1966 
with a degree in education, and taught 20 years of third grade at Maple Ridge 
School (West Branch), retiring in 1985.

Five children were born to them, Lois Ruth, Nancy June, Becky Joan, Clarence 
Richard, Jr., and Michael Ralph.  Surviving are four of her children, Lois Ruth 
(Jeffrey) Hogan, Nancy June (Kenneth) Linstruth, Clarence R. Sekerak, Jr., and 
Michael Ralph (Ann Valentine) Sekerak; grandchildren Ross (Lynne Oak) Hogan 
and their children Claire and Henry; Julianna (Austin) Moran and their son Harrison; 
Rachel (Matt) Rhein and their children Adelyn and Amelia; Hannah (Jon) Fruth and 
Michael A.J. Sekerak; sister Gladys Ream; and sisters-in-law Winona DeBord, 
Lillian DeBord and Katherine DeBord.

Preceding her in death were her husband Clarence, daughter Becky, parents, 
sisters Marcella Spears, Dorothy DeBord and Ruth DeBord, brothers Fred, Ralph, 
Howard and Russell, sister-in-law Marjorie DeBord and brothers-in-law Thomas 
Ream and J.W. Spears.

Damascus Friends Church was her church home since 1959.  She served as 
Sunday School teacher and on the funeral committee.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Crandall Medical Center, “Faye-
Faye’s” home for the past eight years.  You are awesome.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Damascus Cemetery followed at a 
later date by Remembering Faye-Faye! -- a celebration of Fayetta’s life.

To view Fayetta’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
Stephen M. Horkey Jr., 64 of Warren, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at 
St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born March 19, 1956 in Butler, Pennsylvania, 
the son of the late Stephen Martin Horkey Sr. and Evelyn Joan Vetterol Horkey. 

Stephen was a proud Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for 37 
years as a truck driver, currently working for Jaro/ Turnko Leasing and trucking 
company. He also was co-owner with his brother, James, of Genesis Gutters. 

Stephen was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Trumbull Boat Club, the 
Twin State Auto Racing Club and the Chevy Car Club. He loved antique Chevrolets, 
boating, NASCAR racing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He especially 
loved spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife of over 32 years, Cindi J. Andrews Horkey, whom he 
married December 18, 1987; two daughters, Toni (Paul) Hale of Wooster and 
Cristina (Nick) Kachmar of Youngstown; one son, Stephen Ignatz of Wooster; five 
grandchildren, Nathan, Gage, Shila, Isabella and Michaela; one brother, James A. 
(Michele) Horkey of Niles and one sister, Debbie E. Shank of Fowler. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. Social distancing will be 
observed. 

A private family funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel with Pastor David Robert Black officiating. Burial will 
be at Pineview Memorial Park. 

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
LAKE MILTON - Ruth Lorraine Baker, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 19, at the 
home of her daughter with her beloved family at her side. Ruth was born April 8, 
1930, in Harrisburg, Pa. She was raised in the Pittsburgh area by her parents 
Joseph Miller and Clara Zimmerman Miller and was a 1944 graduate of Etna Public 
School. On June 2, 1951, Ruth married the love of her life, Aloysius (Al) Baker. 
While Al was in the service, Ruth lived with her family in Pittsburgh where she was 
employed at Isaly’s Dairy. After his discharge from the Army, Ruth and Al moved to 
Lake Milton where they became business owners and took an active role in both the 
community and in the lives of their children. While their children attended the 
Jackson Milton School System, Ruth was president of the PTA, a den mother for 
Cub Scout Troop #106, and an active member of the Athletic Boosters Club. In 
addition to working at Lawson’s Dairy in Lake Milton after her children were out of 
high school, Ruth and Al were also very active in the Lake Milton community where 
they were both members of the American Legion. Ruth also participated in the Lake 
Milton Improvement Association of which Al was one of the founders and president 
for many years, as well as the Lake Milton Association. Ruth actively supported her 
husband who developed the Baker Enterprise Company which created three major 
developments in the Lake Milton area, and in his insurance and development work 
with Baker, Moore, Baker Company. After his retirement, Ruth and Al were very 
involved in Al’s work as a Lake Milton Trustee. Ruth and her family were members 
of St. Catherine’s Church in Lake Milton where Ruth taught CCD and Bible Study for 
many years. She enjoyed sewing, drinking tea and overlooking the water of Lake 
Milton from her home, and walking to the local pharmacy to buy her lottery tickets 
while visiting with neighborhood friends along the way. She also enjoyed spending 
time with the members of her Ladies’ Card Club and being highly involved in the 
lives of her children and grandchildren, never missing a sporting or school event. 
Ruth and Al purchased, along with Al’s brothers, the Dairy Isle in Lake Milton which 
they owned and operated in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was this work with 
the Dairy Isle that enabled Ruth to be such a tremendous support when her 
granddaughter, Jessica Shively, purchased an ice cream shop in Mineral Ridge. 
Jesy’s Dairy Cove opened in 2015 with Ruth (Grammy) at Jessica’s side. The 
family-owned business has established itself as a popular spot in Mineral Ridge 
where customers stop by to not only purchase food and ice cream, but also to visit 
with Grammy, who was always on hand even as recently as December before 
Jesy’s closed for the winter season. Ruth is survived by her son, Gary (Charlene) 
Baker of Lake Milton, her daughter, Lorraine (Ken) Shively, also of Lake Milton, and 
her beloved grandchildren David James Shively, Jessica Lorraine Shively (Derek 
Cox), Carli Alyssa Baker and Jamie Rae (Caleb) Baker Spalding. She is also 
survived by several nieces and nephews with whom she was very close. She was 
preceded in death by her husband Al, with whom she celebrated 56 years of 
marriage before he passed away in 2007, her parents, her sisters Joan Materewicz 
and Janet Garrison, and two infant children. At Ruth’s request, there will be no 
service. She wanted everyone to celebrate her memory by enjoying a nice lunch 
with their family or friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the name 
of Al and Ruth Baker to the Jackson Milton District Sports Complex, 13910 
Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, 44451. Ruth’s final care was entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Sameh Youssef, Dr. Jesse 
McClain, Dr. Charles Wilkins and their office employees for the wonderful care they 
gave to Ruth. The family would also like to thank the Milton Township Fire/Police 
Department knowing that Ruth’s husband, Al, would be very proud of the services 
they provided for his wife over the years. Arrangements are by the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Edward Louis Bennett, age 67 died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1953 in Alliance, son of the late 
Robert A. and Doris (Lepsesty) Bennett.

Edward was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School. He worked for over 20 years at 
Ventra Salem. His passion was writing poetry and he was especially proud of 
penning the lyrics for songs by a local recording band ‘Bo and the Arrows’. Ed 
amassed an impressive collection of the Beatles’ music and memorabilia, which he 
was proud to display. Ed also was a trivia genius who could easily have captured a 
few Jeopardy Show wins.

Survivors include two sisters, Linda Herron of Fernandina Beach, Florida and 
Patricia (Stephen) Sanders of Salem; brother-in-law, Rick Herron of Salem; 
nephews, Jason Herron, Matthew Herron, Zach Bennett, and Derek Sanders and 
niece, Alissa Sanders Treen.

Besides his parents, a brother, Robert “Benjy” G. Bennett also preceded him in 
death.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Edward’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
Marie Louise Betz, age 83, formerly of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, May 
16, 2020 in Anthem, Arizona. She was born in Canton, OH to the late Harold and 
Dorothy Stertzbach. She married Karl J. Betz in 1954 and they raised their family in 
the East Canton and Louisville area. Marie was one of the first female school bus 
drivers and drove for 28 years before she and Karl retired to the Phoenix, Arizona 
area.

Marie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Karl Betz; siblings, John (Faye) 
Stertzbach, Ellie (Larry) Lautzenheiser, Dick (Marcia) Stertzbach, Linda (Fred) 
Torres, Kathy (Bill) Malone; four children, Cindy Reece (Eric Powell), Debbie 
Poparad, Scott (Vickie) Betz, Kevin Betz; two grandchildren, Kevin Betz II and Tim 
Betz and one great-granddaughter, Evelyn Betz. She was preceded in death by a 
son, Timothy Betz, a sister, Janet Cotham, and two brothers, Harold Stertzbach, Jr 
and Jerry Stertzbach

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, June 1 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville, OH with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Marie will be laid to rest in 
Liberty Cemetery, Minerva, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 
Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Marie. Online condolences may be left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Bruce W. Chamberlain, 69, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 after a 
courageous battle with cancer. Bruce was born June 14, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan 
the son of William D. Chamberlain and Elizabeth K. Chamberlain. After graduating 
from Denby Senior High in Detroit, Bruce received his Bachelor of Science in 
Education degree from Clarion State University, located in Clarion, PA, and later 
received his Master of Education from Westminster College, located in New 
Wilmington, PA. He began teaching Mathematics at Princeton Junior High and later 
joined the faculty at Woodrow Wilson Senior High. Along with teaching 
mathematics, his background in computer science was beneficial in creating 
remedial programs to help students improve their math skills. He retired after 35 
years of dedicated service to the Youngstown school system. Bruce enjoyed all 
sports (especially those involving University of Michigan, Tigers, Red Wings, Lions 
and Pistons). He was an avid woodworker and crafted furniture, games, pens, and 
toys for loved ones. Cooking was a favorite pastime and while visiting family, he 
especially loved stocking freezers with their favorite foods. Periodically, he would try 
his luck at various casinos. Bruce always welcomed an opportunity to share his 
skills by lending a helping hand to complete anyone's current project. Each job was 
treated as a new adventure and he enjoyed the challenge and camaraderie of his 
family or friends. He loved spending time with his family, keeping up with their 
activities, and always was ready for the next battle in their favorite video game. As a 
member of the Canfield Ruritans, he liked to volunteer for their activities at the 
Canfield Fair. Bruce was a member of Canfield Presbyterian Church. He is survived 
by his wife of 47 years, Carol Chamberlain; his two daughters Elizabeth (William) 
Lewis of Dayton, OH and Valerie (Jonathan) Chamberlain Santos of Sudbury, MA; 
his son Matthew Chamberlain of Framingham, MA; his brother Robert (Catherine) 
Chamberlain of Canton, MI; his grandchildren William and Abigail Lewis, and Jovie 
and Mina Santos; and many nieces and nephews and their children. He was 
preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers William F. and Barry 
Chamberlain. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private celebration 
of life event will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Obituary
Wanda J. (Heestand) Williams, age 91, of Alliance passed away, Monday, May 18, 
2020.

  She was born August 15, 1928 in Alliance to Kenneth and Hattie (Oyster) 
Heestand. She attended Minerva High School before she graduated from Alliance 
High School.

  Wanda attended West Unit of Jehovah Witnesses. She loved gardening, 
decorating along with spending time with her family and friends.

  Survivors include her daughter, Laurie (Nelson) Blatt of Alliance; granddaughters, 
Jaime (Todd) Brown of Grand Rapids, OH, Kimberley (Derek) Fryfogle of Powell, 
OH; brother, Eldon (Betty) Heestand of Homeworth, OH; and great grandchildren, 
Brazden, Keylan, Rennen, Naomi Brown and Myles, Gracie, Olive Fryfogle.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren G. Williams whom she 
married May 13, 1951, and who passed away February 2, 2002; daughter 
Kimberley Kay; brothers Clay Heestand, Dwain Heestand; and sister, Armada 
(Wade) Ray.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Sebring - Shirley A. Morris, age 99, formerly of East Palestine, died on Friday, May 
15, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center, Sebring.

Mrs. Morris was born on September 19, 1920 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of the 
late Samuel and Shirley Fraser Williams.  She attended Coal Ridge one- room 
school and graduated from Enon Valley High School in 1938.  She later graduated 
from the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing and worked as a Licensed 
Practical Nurse.  She later worked twelve years as a teller at the former Union 
Commercial & Savings Bank in East Palestine, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of East Palestine.

Her husband, Lester D.  Morris, whom she married on June 30, 1938, preceded her 
in death on June 5, 1986.

Shirley is survived by her son, Dr. Terry L. Morris of Harrisonburg, VA; her daughter, 
Dr. Toni J. Morris of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren Irwin L. Morris and Margaret 
Burns Parson; great grandchildren Madeline Morris and Cameron Morris.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Stewart, Eunice Boyles, and 
Agnes Herb, and four brothers, Paul Williams, Arthur Williams, Donald Williams, and 
Charles Williams.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, private family services are being held for Mrs. Morris 
with burial to be in Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.  The family is planning a 
Memorial Service at a later date.

Memorial donations may 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.  

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Betty Sue Redmond, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16th after her long 
battle with Alzheimer’s. 
She was born May 11, 1937 in Mineral Ridge, the daughter of George and Amelia 
(Sisco) Murray. They preceded her in death along with her sister Margaret, he 
husband Troy, and son William. 
Betty enjoyed bowling, crocheting, painting, and crafting before her illness. She will 
be truly missed by those she left behind. 
Betty is survived by her son, Richard Jones of Kennesaw, GA., a daughter Cynthia 
(Phillip) Poe of Austintown, granddaughters, Jessica (Josh) Poracky of Boardman, 
and Amanda (Chuck) Powers of North Lima, and five great grandchildren, Isabella, 
Mason, Emalea, Zoey and Axl. Private services were held for the family. “Rest in 
peace and watch over us”.Family and friends may view this obituary and send 
condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Warren- Loretta G. Butler, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Omni 
Manor in Youngstown. 
Loretta was born November 15, 1937 in Youngstown to the late Floyd and Margaret 
(Pflug) Barnhart. 
She was a nurse working in Labor and Delivery at St. Joseph Hospital for over 41 
years; after retirement Loretta volunteered her time at the hospital, it was in her 
nature to take care of people. 
She was a member of Prince of Peace Church. Loretta enjoyed Bowling and Bocci 
in her younger years. 
Besides her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by her husband William A. Butler, 
her son Mark A. Butler, and s siblings. 
She is survived by her daughter Amy Butler, her granddaughter Bryce Nicole Butler, 
and her sister Peggy Thornsberry. 
There will be no funeral services. Entombment in Crown Hill Memorial Park. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Loretta’s 
family.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Canfield- George William West Jr., of Canfield, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 
2020, at the Windsor House of Canfield. 
Born December 9, 1927 in Canfield, Ohio, George was the son of the late George 
W. and Laura (Keller) West. 
George was a 1946 Canfield High School graduate. He attended Bowling Green 
and Youngstown State University. He served his country in the United States Army, 
1st Cavalry Division. George married Norma Jean Hupp on October 6, 1950. Prior 
to retirement in 1990, he owned and operated The George West Heating and Sheet 
Metal Company in Canfield for over 32 years. 
George was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Boardman. He was a 
former member of the Canfield Fire Department, Canfield City Councilman from 
1976-1980, Canfield Community Club, Canfield Investment Club, and a member of 
the Republican Party and Post 177 American Legion. George was an avid NASCAR 
and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed the summer concerts on the Village 
Green in Canfield, big band music, ballroom dancing, growing roses, and spending 
time with his family. 
Besides his parents, George is preceded in death by his brothers Bernard, Ferran, 
Kenneth, Herman, Donald and Keith West and his sisters Winona Morrow, Doris 
Cannon, Jean K. McCall, and Betty Blough. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 69 years, Norma Jean; his children 
Craig W. West (Vera) and Cynthia Jean West Gilson (Timothy; dcd) ; his 
grandchildren George West (Bekah) , Melissa West Solway (David), and Melanie 
West; and his great- granddaughter Emerson “Sonny” Solway, and in-laws and 
cousins. 
Due to current public health/safety restrictions, a limited private service was held 
with military honors. George was laid to rest at Canfield Cemetery. The family 
requests memorial contributions be made in his name to St. Mark’s Victory Lutheran 
Church, 280 Mill Creek Drive, Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Nancy A. Snyder, 77, of Austintown, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at her 
home. 
Born September 4, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, Nancy was the daughter of the late 
Sherman and Eleanor (Greathouse) Kuhn. 
Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, 
especially her grandchildren and the sound of their laughter. She enjoyed going out 
to eat and listening to game shows at home. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her children Bobby Lee Binion, 
David Snyder, and Cindy Binon; her sisters Rosie Kuhn and Betty Hodge and her 
brothers Vergil, Raymond, Jack, Sam, Jake and Fred Kuhn. 
Nancy is survived by her husband Terry Snyder of 49 years, whom she married April 
24, 1971; her son Mark; her sister Goldie (Glen) Creech; her grandchildren Destiny, 
D.J., Nathaniel, Nevaeh, Justin, Allie, Tony and her nieces Jeannie (Richard), 
Melannie, Emily, Lourye, Hope, and Lexi and her nephew Caleb 
Private family services will be held and interment will take place at Kerr Cemetery.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Richard Earl Swisher, 82, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital. Richard was born May 6, 1938 in Zanesville, the son of Clarence and Opal 
(Abbott) Swisher. He was a graduate of Northwest High School and worked on the 
assembly line at General Motors Lordstown until his retirement in 1997. Richard had 
many hobbies but most of all he loved to sing. He leaves his wife of 62 years, the 
former Helen Maxine Kuhns, whom he married April 26, 1958. Richard also leaves 
two children, Rhonda (Keith) Wilson of Akron, and Richard Swisher Jr. of Grafton, 
four grandchildren, Jennifer, Keith Jr., Craig and Ryan, ten great grandchildren, 
Erica, Austin, Dillon, Madyson, Owen, Evan, Brianna, Hannah, Caleb, and William 
as well as two sisters, Genieva Berens of Newark and Dawn Hale of Massillon. 
Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnne Powell. 
A private service for the family at this time. A public memorial service will be held at 
a later date to celebrate Richard’s life. 
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING - Mrs. Doris Pauline Eynon (nee Banks), resident of Copeland Oaks and 
the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring OH, went to be with her Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ on Friday, May 15, 2020 after contracting pneumonia in the midst of 
the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. One of six children, she was born in East Liverpool, 
OH on August 4, 1924 to John and Hilda Banks, spending her childhood years in 
Wheeling, WV.

She attended Wheeling High School, where she was a band member and was 
featured as an outstanding student in the Hub Studio’s Wheeling High School Hall 
of Fame. After meeting her future husband, James U Eynon, she married him on 
August 3, 1943 while he served during WWII in the United States Army. They 
celebrated 76 years of marriage before his death last September. The parents of 
four children, their life’s journey took them from Ohio to Philadelphia and Willow 
Grove, PA as well as Southern California before returning to Ohio during their 
retirement years. A devoted wife, mother, homemaker and follower of Christ, she 
modeled the biblical commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, 
soul, mind and strength and also to love your neighbor as yourself”. She also 
exemplified the exhortation of Philippians 2:3-4 to “do nothing out of selfish ambition 
or vain conceit but in humility to consider others better than yourself and to consider 
the needs of others and not just your own”. She was always an active church 
member, singing in various choirs and serving in various positions of responsibility 
on church boards. A longstanding member of the Christian Women’s Association, 
she served as a program director, president, and area representative in Southern 
California.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Williams, her four children and their spouses as 
well as

many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be planned when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Doris’ obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
  Donna M. Beutler, age 57 of Alliance, passed away suddenly due to complications 
from an unforeseen illness, early Friday morning at  The Cleveland Clinic.

  Donna was born April 23, 1963 in Alliance, Ohio to William Sr. and Patricia (Kerns) 
Faulkner.

 Donna was sweet natured, kind and considerate. She loved to dance, enjoyed 
music and is remembered for being a social butterfly who lived for surrounding 
herself with family, friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  Donna had a smile that lit up the room, her laugh was contagious and she was 
selfless with her family and friends.

 She will be loved and missed by many, including her husband, Wayne Beutler; 
siblings, William (Darlene) Faulkner Jr., (Erie) Faulkner, Daniel (Christine) Faulkner, 
Karen (Roger) Yoho, Randal (Valerie) Faulkner,  Susan (Ronald) Anderson, Scott 
(Diana) Faulkner, Fred Faulkner, and Paul Faulkner; children; Jason (Rodger 
Overfield) Myers, Matthew (Rebecca Toole) Myers, Danielle (Drew Schaffert) 
Donovan, and Patricia Donovan; grandchildren, Malakai, Isaiah, Brennan, Brionna, 
Mia, Matthew,Brooklynn,Bracee, Harmonee-Skye, and Thomas; fur baby and 
grandpups Maxwell and Jaxon;  many nieces and nephews whom she loved and 
adored as well as extended family and close friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, James Faulkner.

  A private visitation for immediate family will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, 
May 21, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home;                             
extended family and friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

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

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Betty Sue Loudin, age 66, of Deerfield passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 
2020, at UH-Ravenna Hospital following a period of declining health. Betty Sue was 
the daughter of Gretchen and Gerald Loudin. 

Betty Sue was a graduate of Southeast High School Class of 1972.  After high 
school she attended Mount Union College graduating in1976 with a degree in 
elementary education.  Betty Sue was employed with Stahl’s Farm Market during 
her high school and college years.  After receiving her teaching credentials she 
taught at Howland Christian School for a short time and then spent the majority of 
her career at Southeast Local Schools in Portage County.  Betty Sue was always 
proud to say she was a Southeast Pirate and a Mount Union Purple Raider.

Betty Sue was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.  She taught many 
child and adult Sunday school classes through the years, as well as vacation Bible 
schools. She was always ready to serve and had been a member of virtually every 
committee of the Church. She had also been a member of the church choir. She 
missed very few Sunday services over the course of her life.  As her diabetes would 
eventually affect her eye sight; she relied on her years of service and memory to be 
able to recite scripture and sing most of the hymns knowing every verse.  Most 
important to Betty Sue was her love for Jesus and being surrounded by her family. 
In her later years she would spend countless hours on the telephone visiting with 
friends, having prayer and offering words of encouragement. She always had an 
anecdotal tale or a new joke.  She was always more concerned with how well others 
were doing, Despite many limitations, her answer was always the same, “I can’t 
complain.”

Betty Sue is survived by her mother, Gretchen Loudin, her lifelong advocate and 
caregiver; her sisters, Jill Luketic (Tony) of Rootstown, Laura Browning (Donnie) of 
Madison, TN, her brother Jerry Loudin of Deerfield, and her treasured nieces and 
nephews: Matthew, Lauren, Justin, Jacob, Sara, and Jared Browning; Jamie, Geno, 
Daniel and Neal Luketic; Katie, Adam and Jenna Loudin and all their families. Betty 
Sue was preceded in death by her father Gerald Loudin, grandparents James and 
Retta Loudin, grandparents Clair and Edna Wertenberger and her beloved sister-in-
law Jerri Lou Martz Loudin.

Graveside services will be Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Atwater 
Township Cemetery located at 1199 State Route 183, Atwater, Ohio 44201 with 
Pastor Jody Hill. All are invited to the service, but are reminded to follow the social 
distancing guidelines for health and safety.  A traditional memorial service will be 
scheduled for a date to be determined. Betty Sue will be interned in a ceramic urn 
created by her nephew Geno Luketic especially for his aunt. Memorial contributions 
may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, 
Memphis, TN 38105.    Find comfort in REVELATION 21:1-4.  Online condolences 
may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
Kenneth “Ken” R. Bigler Sr., of Austintown, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 
Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born July 30, 1945 in Warren, Ohio, Ken is the son of the late Roy and Shirley 
(Woodward) Bigler. 
Ken is a 1963 graduate of North Jackson and received a Bachelor’s Degree in 
Administration with a minor in Accounting from Youngstown State University in 
1970. Prior to retirement, Ken worked as a Cost Estimator for Copperweld, 
Shenango China and the Debartlo Corp. He also worked as laborer at Youngstown 
Steel Door and Kraftmaid, retiring in 2011. He was a member of Four Mile Run 
Church in Austintown and the Penn Ohio Singers Barber Shop. 
Ken is preceded in death by his parents. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Ann Dillon; 
his sons Kenneth Bigler Jr. and Mark Bigler; grandchildren Reece Heitsenrather, 
Matthew Marksberry and Cody Marksberry and beloved pup Boots. 
Private services will be held and Ken was laid to rest at Green Have Memorial 
Gardens. The family will honor Ken with a Memorial Service at a later date.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Irene Helen Quinn, age 96, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, May 16, 
2020 at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 4, 1923 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late 
William and Mary Ort Rodenbaugh.

Irene was a member of Eastern Star Miriam Chapter #278 and had belonged to 
countless church organizations.  She recently began attending St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church, Columbiana.  She was an avid bowler and belonged to several 
different bowling leagues.  Irene enjoyed working in her yard, flower gardening and 
cooking.  In her early years, she enjoyed dancing with her husband and had 
belonged to the Starlight Dance Club.  Mostly, Irene enjoyed being a wife, mother, 
and grandmother.  She was completely devoted to the ones she loved.

Her husband, A. Donald Quinn, Jr. whom she married on November 17, 1940, 
preceded her in death on, August 20, 2004.

Irene is survived by her two daughters, Donna Mae Cannon of Columbiana, and 
Patricia "Pattie" Ann Bettura of Columbiana; son, Donald Allen (Mary Elizabeth) 
Quinn of Berlin Center; Thirteen grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; 
eight great-great grandchildren, and her former son in-law, James Bettura of 
Columbiana.  She also leaves behind her best friend and partner in crime, 
grandson, Derek Randolph.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

The family will receive friends at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020.  Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass 
through the funeral home using face mask protocol.

A Funereal Mass will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude 
Roman Catholic Church, Columbiana with Father Christopher Cicero officiating.  
The church request that all attending use face mask protocol.

Entombment will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield.

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

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
HANOVERTON - Nancy Jane (Horner) Mountz, age 81 passed away Friday, May 
15, 2020 at Salem North Healthcare. She was born April 15, 1939 in Alliance to the 
late Maurice (Shorty) and Jeanette (Buck) Horner.

Nancy was a member of New Lebanon Presbyterian Church. She taught bible 
school, Sunday school and served as the church clerk for several years. Nancy 
loved spending time with her family, going to church, gardening and reading.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Laurie (Jeffery) Thomas of Hanoverton; her son, 
Timothy (Bonnie) Richards of Crystal Springs, FL; her son-in-law, Randy Warne of 
Hiawassee, GA; step daughters, Linda (Howard) Webb, of Massillon, Sue Shaw, of 
Lisbon; step sons, Harvey (Cindy) Mountz, of Kensington, Joseph Mountz and 
Nancy Armstrong, of Kensington; a sister, Sandra (Rex) Blaine, of Rockford, IL. She 
is also survived by her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great 
grandchildren.

Nancy is preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Richards; second 
husband, Harold Mountz whom she married August 3, 1974; son, James Richards; 
daughter, Gail Warne; step son-in-law, Ed Shaw and granddaughter, Heather 
(Warne) Burg.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family has decided to withhold services at this 
time. There will be a private burial held at a later date at the New Lebanon 
Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

Feel free to share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video 
message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view Nancy’s obituary or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - David G. Parker, Jr., age 33, of Columbiana, passed away 
unexpectedly on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

He was born on July 24, 1986 in Salem, OH.  a son of Shelly Fisher Parker Logan 
and David G. Parker, Sr.

David was a graduate of Crestview High School and double majored in both 
business and political science at Bowling Green State University where he received 
his bachelor’s degrees and belonged to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.  David 
also attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL.  He was raised in 
the New Waterford United Methodist Church and was recently attending First 
Friends Church.  He was working as a sales tech at Verizon in Boardman where he 
received numerous awards in sales.  He enjoyed working out at the YMCA in 
Boardman as well as spending time in the outdoors.  David liked fishing, hunting, 
beaches and traveling.  Although he traveled all over the world, he loved the 
changes in season that comes with living in Ohio and never wanted to move away 
from what mattered most to him, his family and friends. He was loyal, 
compassionate, and hardworking.  He had dreams of starting a family of his own 
and raising his children on a farm in the country.  David will best be remembered as 
a loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, and friend.  He will be deeply missed by 
those who had the privilege of knowing him.

David is survived by his mother, Shelly Fisher Parker Logan of Columbiana; father, 
David “Greg” (Loria) Parker, Sr. of New Waterford; five sisters, Ashleigh Kennedy of 
Canfield, Rachael Parker of Marietta, OH, Alexis Logan of Columbiana, Nicole 
Logan of New Castle, PA, and Stephanie Palmer of Rogers; two brothers, Zechariah 
Parker of Columbiana, and Robert Logan of Columbiana.  Also surviving is his 
maternal grandmother, Dorothy Featherstone of Columbiana; Paternal grandmother, 
Dorothy Foutts of East Liverpool, and his paternal grandfather, Bob Logan of East 
Liverpool.

He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Logan; his cousin and best friend, 
Jarid Fisher; maternal grandfather, Donald Featherstone, and his paternal 
grandfather, Jim Foutts.

The family will receive friends at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass 
through the funeral home using mask protocol.  

The family will be conducting a memorial celebration and tree planting ceremony on 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  at David’s home, located at 228 South 
Bayshore Dr., Columbiana, OH.

Saturday May 16, 2020

Obituary
DAMASCUS – William “Bill” David Murphy, age 58, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born September 3, 1961 in Salem, son of 
Gail Murphy and the late Donna (Rhodes) Murphy.

Bill was a 1980 graduate of West Branch High School. He worked as a tool and die 
maker for five years at Columbus McKinnon in Lisbon. Bill previously worked at 
Quaker Manufacturing and Sekely Industries, both in Salem. He loved cars and 
spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his father, Gail Murphy of Damascus; four daughters, Andrea 
(Ryan) Lujan, Ashley (Melvin Javens) Murphy, Allyssa Murphy and Allison Murphy, 
all of Salem; mother of his children, Stacey Murphy of Salem; three brothers, Darrell 
(Kristi) Murphy of Portsmouth; James (Patty) Murphy of Salem and Donald Murphy 
of Damascus and grandchildren, Adalynn and Maverick Javens and his girlfriend, 
Sherrie Scott Biery of Canfield.

Public calling hours will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Friends and family with last names A-E may visit from 4:00-5:00 p.m.; F-
L, 5:00-6:00 p.m.; M-Q, 6:00-7:00 p.m. and R-Z, 7:00-8:00 p.m. For the safety of the 
Murphy family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask 
and do not linger. A private service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial followed by burial at Damascus Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view William’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Saundra (Sauni) A. Cianciola passed away Tuesday evening, May 12, 
2020 at home. Sauni was born June 9, 1938 in Youngstown, the daughter of Glenn 
and Mabel (Clark) Thomas. Survived by her loving husband Vincent M. Cianciola 
with whom she shared 60 wonderful years of marriage. Her sons Jeffrey (Elizabeth) 
Cianciola of Canfield, Ohio and Timothy (Susan) Cianciola of Canfield Ohio and 
grandchildren Hannah, Timmy, Sydney and Sophia. She dedicated her life to 
helping others as a Registered Nurse. After graduating from the Trumbull Memorial 
Hospital School of Nursing in 1959, she worked as a Pediatric Nurse in Cleveland, 
Ohio before returning to Youngstown where she worked as the 
Hemophilia/Oncology coordinator for the Western Reserve Care System. She 
worked tirelessly to raise funding in support of her patients during the early years of 
the AIDS crisis. She was an Active Board Officer and Fund Coordinator for The 
Silver Lining Cancer Fund as well as Hospice of the Valley. In retirement, she was 
an active member of the Youngstown Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf 
and tennis. In addition, she was involved in the numerous book clubs, garden clubs 
and actively supported the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Throughout her 
life, she loved to travel with family and friends learning about different cultures and 
enjoying new experiences. The family plans a celebration of her life at a later date, 
which all will be welcome to attend. The family requests that all memorial 
contributions be made to the Silver Lining Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 401, Canfield, 
Ohio 44406. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield 
Chapel.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Leonard J. Bretcko, 66 

Leonard J. Bretcko, 66 of Austintown died Thursday evening at Oasis Center for 
Rehabilitation and Healing, Youngstown. Leonard was born July 24, 1953 in 
McKeesport, PA, a son of the late John S. and Mary A. (Zupkow) Bretcko. Leonard 
grew up in Clairton, PA, graduating from Clairton High School and Community 
College of Allegheny County. He came to this area in 1997 and was the Director of 
Construction for the Cafaro Company for over 20 years, retiring in 2017. He enjoyed 
shooting pool and fishing. Leonard loved the beach, especially the family vacations 
to Hilton Head. He leaves his wife, the former Pamela Paterson, whom he married 
April 30, 1977; his daughter, Hillary Bretcko of Los Angeles, CA; his son, Ian 
Bretcko of Struthers and a grandson, Liam. Leonard also leaves a sister, Barbara 
Bretcko of Highland Park, New Jersey. Besides his parents, Leonard was preceded 
in death by a sister, Diane White. There will be a memorial service at a later date. 
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the 
Alzheimer’s Association East Ohio Are Chapter, 3711 Star Centre Dr., Suite 4, 
Canfield, OH 44406

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Hubbard - Shirley. A. Williams, 87, passed away Tuesday evening, May 12, 2020 at 
Beeghly Oaks Center in Youngstown. 
Shirley was born on March 1, 1933 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late George 
“Bud” and Theresa (Filtz) Wiscott. 
She was a 1951 graduate of East High School. Shortly after high school, she 
married her husband of 53 years, Erold D. “Willie” Williams on January 16, 1954. 
She was an NRA Certified to teach Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Personal Protection, and 
At Home with Firearms. She is also certified to act as Range Safety Officer. She 
became a Line Coach in 1982, became certified to teach in 1984, and became 
Head Instructor in 1990 until present. She is a member of the Fish and Game Club 
in Vienna, NRA, Ohio Gun Collectors, Ducks Unlimited, and Trumbull County 
Federation of Sportsman’s Club where she has served as Treasurer for 20 years 
and was named Sportsman of the Year in 2014. She is also a member of the 
Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms, the Consumer Report Foundation, 
Heritage Foundation, the Tea Party Patriots, Telephone Pioneers, 757 Veterans 
Association, the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, German Hungarian 
Maennerchor from 1954 to 1983. 
She enjoyed volunteering at the VA Clinic on Belmont Ave., sewing, crafts, 
ceramics, cake decorating, and shirt painting. 
Shirley will be deeply missed by her children, Michael (Martha Aiello) Williams, 
Erold D. “Butch” Williams Jr., and Sheryl (John Brown) Bennett; grandchildren, 
Theresa Bennett, Kevin Williams, Ashley Williams, Eric Williams, and Christopher 
Williams; three great-grandchildren; and her brother Ronald (Sally) Wiscott. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved Husband Erold 
Williams, who passed away April 6, 2007; and her grandson Sean Williams. 
Services for Shirley are Private and burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in 
Coitsville. 
Arrangements 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 May 15, 2020

Obituary
Michael J Coffey Sr passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020. 
He was born August 29 ,1948 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a son of John and 
Gertrude Weeks Coffey. 
Mike was a 1967 graduate of Winnacunnet High school in Hampton, NH. He 
enlisted and served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1971. He was awarded the 
Airman's medal, which is the highest non-combat medal given by the Air Force for 
courageous and humanitarian actions during an emergency at Hickam AFB Hawaii, 
where he was a jet engine mechanic. 
After discharge, he moved to Ohio and in 1975 enlisted in the Air Force Reserves 
910th Airlift Wing, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and proudly served until 
retiring in 1998 as a master sergeant with a total of 27 years of service. He often 
said he would do it all again if he could. 
Mike also was employed as a civil servant in Civil Engineering working in the 
carpenter shop and he was also a lock smith, at Youngstown Air Reserve station, 
retiring in 1999. 
In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his garage. He could fix 
anything and if he didn't know how, he would figure it out. He loved camping and 
spending time with family. He had a great sense of humor and always had a witty 
remark to every situation. 
He leaves his wife, Jean Loutzenhiser, whom he married June 26, 1971. His 
children, Julie Coffey of Bazetta, Heather Michael of Johnston, and Michael Jr of 
Bazetta. Eight grandchildren, Trenton, Reilly, Garrett, Freddie, Elyse, Devin, Jesse, 
and Jenna. 5 sisters, Janice (Chuck) Bradley, Martha Ahlquist and Alison (Harold) 
Janvrin all of NH, Sharon (Gary) Main and Beth (Brad) Walker both of Florida, and a 
brother, John of Rhode Island, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ethan Michael Coffey, two 
brothers in law, Chuck Alquist and Brian Loutzenhiser. 
Due to the covid, safe practices will be followed. Friends may call Wednesday from 
4-6PM at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland where friends 
will be greeted in their vehicles as they pass by the family. Funeral and military 
honors will be private. Interment in All Souls Cemetery. 
Any donations can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758541, Topeka, 
Ks 66675 or DAV (Disabled American Veterans) PO Box 14301 Cincinnati Ohio 
45250 in Mike's memory

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Michael J Coffey Sr passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020. 
He was born August 29 ,1948 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a son of John and 
Gertrude Weeks Coffey. 
Mike was a 1967 graduate of Winnacunnet High school in Hampton, NH. He 
enlisted and served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1971. He was awarded the 
Airman's medal, which is the highest non-combat medal given by the Air Force for 
courageous and humanitarian actions during an emergency at Hickam AFB Hawaii, 
where he was a jet engine mechanic. 
After discharge, he moved to Ohio and in 1975 enlisted in the Air Force Reserves 
910th Airlift Wing, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and proudly served until 
retiring in 1998 as a master sergeant with a total of 27 years of service. He often 
said he would do it all again if he could. 
Mike also was employed as a civil servant in Civil Engineering working in the 
carpenter shop and he was also a lock smith, at Youngstown Air Reserve station, 
retiring in 1999. 
In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his garage. He could fix 
anything and if he didn't know how, he would figure it out. He loved camping and 
spending time with family. He had a great sense of humor and always had a witty 
remark to every situation. 
He leaves his wife, Jean Loutzenhiser, whom he married June 26, 1971. His 
children, Julie Coffey of Bazetta, Heather Michael of Johnston, and Michael Jr of 
Bazetta. Eight grandchildren, Trenton, Reilly, Garrett, Freddie, Elyse, Devin, Jesse, 
and Jenna. 5 sisters, Janice (Chuck) Bradley, Martha Ahlquist and Alison (Harold) 
Janvrin all of NH, Sharon (Gary) Main and Beth (Brad) Walker both of Florida, and a 
brother, John of Rhode Island, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ethan Michael Coffey, two 
brothers in law, Chuck Alquist and Brian Loutzenhiser. 
Due to the covid, safe practices will be followed. Friends may call Wednesday from 
4-6PM at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland where friends 
will be greeted in their vehicles as they pass by the family. Funeral and military 
honors will be private. Interment in All Souls Cemetery. 
Any donations can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758541, Topeka, 
Ks 66675 or DAV (Disabled American Veterans) PO Box 14301 Cincinnati Ohio 
45250 in Mike's memory

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Patricia Jean “Pat” Buckler, 90 of Howland Township and formerly of Fowler Twp. 
went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, May 14, 2020, at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1929 in Spencerville, Ohio, 
the daughter of the late Evan A. and Jean Smith Hanley. 

Patricia was a 1947 graduate of Spencerville High School. She worked for several 
years for telephone companies in Ohio as an operator and secretarial staff. She 
also worked in Cortland for the Linville family at their Ohio BMV auto title registrar 
location. 

Patricia trusted in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and had been a member of the 
Fowler Community Church, where she played the piano for numerous years and 
had served as church treasurer. She also played the piano and organ at the 
Spencerville United Methodist Church many years ago. Patricia was a member of 
the Order of the Eastern Star Opal Chapter No. 181 in Cortland for over 70 years, 
the Trumbull County Republican Womens Club and the Trumbull County Literary 
Club. She enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting. 

She is survived by three sons, R. Bruce (Janice) Buckler of Niles, John E. (Michelle) 
Buckler, with whom she made her home in Howland and Edward S. Buckler of 
Niles; four grandchildren, Janelle Buckler, Shana (Eric) Buckler-Lewis, Alexander 
Buckler and Joe Hall and one great grandson, Christian Buckler. 

Her husband of 46 years, Robert R. "Bob" Buckler, whom she married April 3, 1954 
preceded her in death July 24, 2000. One brother, Bruce Hanley also preceded in 
death.

Private family services will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. Burial will be at Hillside 
Cemetery in Bazetta. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s 
Hospital, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa. 16505 or to the Bella Women’s Center, 1192 
North Rd. N.E., Warren,OH 44483. Online condolences may be made to the family 
the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
North Lima – George Stanislaw, Jr., age 89 of North Lima, passed away on May 13, 
2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on June 12, 1930 in McKeesport, PA., a son of the late George and 
Helen Lucondi Stanislaw, Sr.

George was a graduate of McKeesport High School where he studied to be an 
artist.  After high school, George served in the United States Army as a Sergeant in 
the 2nd (Indian Head) Division during the Korean War.  He carved out a career as a 
commercial sign painter and was the owner and operator of Stanislaw Signs in 
McKeesport, PA and later opened Stanislaw Graphic Signs in Florida.  George also 
worked for Mason, Schaffer, and Rhoades where he worked on the first nuclear 
reactor in Shippingport, PA. George also worked on the reactor for the nuclear 
submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus (SSN-571), that completed a submerged transit of 
the North Pole in 1958.

George was a member of the V.F.W. Post 10539 (Big Lake), Okeechobee, FL.  He 
was a proud Mason and a member of the Shidle Lodge #601.  He enjoyed snow 
skiing, playing tennis, golfing, and sailing.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wise Stanislaw, whom he married on 
September 28, 1973; two sons, Keith (Jane) Stanislaw of Bethel Park, PA, and 
Albert (Marjorie) Stanislaw of Jeannette, PA; four grandchildren, Keith Stanislaw, Jr., 
Nadine (Eli) Zini, Matthew Stanislaw, and Jessica Stanislaw; four great-
grandchildren, Christian and Caitlan Stanislaw, and Ella Grace and Theodore 
George Zini.  Also surviving are his two brothers, James Stanislaw of Port Vue, PA, 
and Edward Stanislaw of Richmond, OH.

George was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Chuck, and Pete Stanislaw, 
and by two sisters, Mary Ann Styche, and Vera Mae Bondi.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be holding private services at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
with Pastor Jan Winnale officiating.  Burial will follow at the Columbiana Cemetery 
where military services will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion. 

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
North Lima – George Stanislaw, Jr., age 89 of North Lima, passed away on May 13, 
2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on June 12, 1930 in McKeesport, PA., a son of the late George and 
Helen Lucondi Stanislaw, Sr.

George was a graduate of McKeesport High School where he studied to be an 
artist.  After high school, George served in the United States Army as a Sergeant in 
the 2nd (Indian Head) Division during the Korean War.  He carved out a career as a 
commercial sign painter and was the owner and operator of Stanislaw Signs in 
McKeesport, PA and later opened Stanislaw Graphic Signs in Florida.  George also 
worked for Mason, Schaffer, and Rhoades where he worked on the first nuclear 
reactor in Shippingport, PA. George also worked on the reactor for the nuclear 
submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus (SSN-571), that completed a submerged transit of 
the North Pole in 1958.

George was a member of the V.F.W. Post 10539 (Big Lake), Okeechobee, FL.  He 
was a proud Mason and a member of the Shidle Lodge #601.  He enjoyed snow 
skiing, playing tennis, golfing, and sailing.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wise Stanislaw, whom he married on 
September 28, 1973; two sons, Keith (Jane) Stanislaw of Bethel Park, PA, and 
Albert (Marjorie) Stanislaw of Jeannette, PA; four grandchildren, Keith Stanislaw, Jr., 
Nadine (Eli) Zini, Matthew Stanislaw, and Jessica Stanislaw; four great-
grandchildren, Christian and Caitlan Stanislaw, and Ella Grace and Theodore 
George Zini.  Also surviving are his two brothers, James Stanislaw of Port Vue, PA, 
and Edward Stanislaw of Richmond, OH.

George was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Chuck, and Pete Stanislaw, 
and by two sisters, Mary Ann Styche, and Vera Mae Bondi.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be holding private services at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
with Pastor Jan Winnale officiating.  Burial will follow at the Columbiana Cemetery 
where military services will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion. 

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Roger Lee Clay Sr., age 80 died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1940 in Salem, son of the late 
Oscar and Dorothy (Schaal) Clay.

Roger worked as a maintenance electrician in Los Angeles, California. He lived in 
Los Angeles for 20 years, then moved to Maui, Hawaii. Although he struggled with 
Multiple Sclerosis for many years, he loved tinkering in his workshop for hours on 
end. Every single day in Maui was paradise to Roger. He and his wife returned to 
Salem in 2010 to reunite with their families.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon (McCartney) Clay, whom he married August 9, 
1960; his only son, who was his pride and joy, Roger Clay Jr. of Hawaii; and a sister, 
Karen Conrad of Toledo.

Besides his parents, a brother, Richard, and one sister, Jean also preceded him in 
death.

No services will be held.

Those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their respects 
and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Carol E. Carpenter, 79, of Beloit loving wife, mother, grandmother and great 
grandmother earned her wings on May 14, 2020. Carol was born to the late Curtis 
and Evelyn (Fontain) Yarian on February 2, 1941 in Alliance, Ohio.

Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years Burl Carpenter whom she married 
August 1, 1959; daughters Vicki Bailey (Clifford Scott) and Leigh (Kevin) Hurford; 
grandchildren Heather (Chad) Johnson, Amy (Troy) Adams, Jerrid (Melinda) Bailey, 
Kimberly Parker, Kayla (Nate) Hall and Joshua Hurford; great grandchildren Luke 
and Lilly Johnson, Trent, Austin, and Aubree Adams, Maddie, Allie and Jake Bailey, 
Blake, Bailey, Bryce, Myles and Maizy Parker, and Jourdyn Hall due to arrive in 
November. She is also survived by a large family and many close friends who she 
loved dearly. Besides her parents Carol was preceded in death by brothers Paul 
and Dwight Yarian, father and mother in-law Floyd and Sharlet Carpenter and a 
son-in-law Jerry Bailey.

Carol was a 1959 graduate of Alliance High School and attended Malone College. 
She had a wide array of careers and hobbies including cake decorating and 
seamstress work. She will be sadly missed by many who called her "Lil Nana" and 
"Lil Carol."

A private family service for immediate family will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM with Pastor Rick Brendlinger 
officiating. You might sign the guest register and view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
James R. Adams, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, 
May 13, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, 
father and grandfather who cared deeply about his family and enjoyed spending 
time together. He was born November 14, 1937 to the late Cyril and Florence 
(Miller) Adams. Jim was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and a long-time 
and faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville. He worked many 
years for the Timken Co. as a machinist and finished his working career as a plant 
manager retiring from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1998. He was a 
member of the Ohio National Guard and more recently the Louisville American 
Legion and VFW. Jim was the treasurer for the Little Leopards for many years and 
was proud to be a founding member of the Louisville Youth Football Memorial 
Scholarship.

Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna (Vinci) Adams; two daughters, 
Debbie (Brian) Bricker, Kathy (Todd) Collins; a son, Jeff (Paula) Adams; two 
brothers, Tom (Becky) Adams, Bill (Thada) Adams; a brother-in-law, Frank Retrosi; 
six grandchildren, Lauren and Kristen Bricker, Christopher and Makayla Collins, 
Colby and Brooke Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, 
Marianne Retrosi and a brother, David Adams.

A private showing for immediate family will be held on Monday, May 18 at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial for friends and family will be held at 
10:30am on Thursday, May 28th in St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Robert 
Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made 
to St. Louis Church, 300 N. Chapel St. Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences 
may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

                                        Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
BERLIN CENTER – Joanne Fowler, age 84 died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Crandall 
Medical Center in Sebring. She was born May 30, 1935 in Canton, daughter of the 
late Lynn Edson and Helen Christine (Koehler) Hawkins.

Joanne was a 1953 graduate of Berlin Center High School. She was a dedicated 
mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment 
with them. Joanne especially loved her role as Nana and enjoyed her grandchildren 
and great grandchildren immensely. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking 
and baking.

Her husband, Robert Lee Fowler whom she married February 7, 1958 preceded her 
in death October 6, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Lee (Jackie) Fowler of Berlin Center and Brent (Lisa) 
Fowler of Lykens, PA; two daughters, Kara Fowler of Berlin Center and Christine 
(Terry) Hill of Jefferson; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She also 
leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, a son, Craig Fowler; two brothers, Lee R. 
Hawkins and Dr. Lynn K. Hawkins also preceded her in death.

No services will be held. Burial will be at West Cemetery in Berlin Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food 
Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509.

Those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their respects 
and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view Joanne’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Paul F. Moracco, 67, passed away Monday evening, May 11, 2020 following a long 
illness at his home in Liberty. He was born August 20, 1952 in Warren to the late 
Fred and Anna (Wehr) Moracco. Paul was a lifelong valley resident. He was a 1970 
graduate of Western Reserve Schools. He proudly devoted the majority of his adult 
life to serving the community in various capacities. He started working at the 
Canfield Fairgrounds in 1979 in the maintenance department under then Grounds 
Superintendent Homer Miller. He worked there for the majority of his adult life, 
eventually succeeding Homer upon his retirement, to become the Grounds 
Superintendent for 32 years. He served for more than a decade as a Canfield 
Township trustee. He finished his career working in maintenance at Kent City 
Schools and greatly enjoyed his encounters with all the young men and women he 
encountered there, especially the friends of his niece and nephew Danielle and Matt 
who went to school there. He was a truly humble man who would tell you that he 
was just a simple farm boy. He loved to help anywhere and anyone he could. He 
was very proud of all the young lives he got to touch as a first boss of so many at 
the Fairgrounds, and loved getting to see them and their families and the adults they 
had grown into. Many former employees will quickly tell you how great an influence 
he had on who they became. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former 
Robin Wells, whom he married on January 14, 1975; three sons, Paul (Jessica) of 
Lowellville, Jeffrey (Kelly) of Liberty, Greggory (Amber) of Dallas TX, and a 
daughter, Amanda of Columbus; his brothers Earl and Tony, and sister Kathy; his 
three grandchildren, Dominic, Brady, and Maddie; his father-in-law (his best bud) 
Donald Wells and a number of nieces and nephews with whom he shared a special 
bond. He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law Barbara 
(Weingart) Wells. 
Per his wishes a private service will be held for the family. Arrangements were 
handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
James Cheers, 71 of Austintown, Ohio was called to glory on May 10, 2020. He 
passed away peacefully in his home. A man of honor and distinguish, Jim was born 
in Charleston, Mississippi on July 18, 1948 and was raised in Detroit Michigan 
where he was educated in the Detroit Public School System. After high school, he 
served his country in the US Navy (1967-1971) receiving a National Defense 
Service Medal. He later worked in the music and banking industries. He was also a 
photographer. Jim accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Believers 
Church in Warren, Ohio where Pastor Bill Carter presides. He leaves to cherish his 
memory his wife, Deb Mayer Cheers, 11 children, six siblings and a host of 
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. The family has 
entrusted the funeral service to Lane Family Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. A 
private service will be held on May 14, 2020. The service will be live streamed. 
Loved ones can contact the family for details. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there 
will not be a public visitation.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
William D. Darnley Jr. 

William D. Darnley Jr. passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was born July 31, 
1953 to William D. and Betty Jo (Klein) Darnley, Sr. of Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He 
was a a proud Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Teamster Union Local 377. 
Retiring in 2015 after 37 years. Known by fellow drivers and friends as “Wild Bill.” 
He enjoyed his Harley, golfing and fishing but most importantly, he loved spending 
time with his family. Bill leaves his wife, the former Catherine A. Aber, whom he 
married December 2, 1978; a daughter, Erica (Matt) Grove of Sharon; three sons, 
William D. “Billy” (Breanne) Darnley, III of Port Hatchineha, Florida, Scott (Danielle) 
Darnley of North Jackson, Mackenzie “Mac” Darnley of Austintown; two sisters, 
Suzanne (Dave) Reimold of Jamestown, PA, Taffy Baker of Transfer, PA and nine 
grandchildren Emily, Olivia, Sydney, Faith, Chase, Sierra, Dakota, Lilly and Willow. 
Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Kincaid. 

Romans 14:8 states, “For if we live, we live unto the Lord: and if we die, we die unto 
the Lord.” The only comfort and security we have in this life is that we belong to the 
Lord. Bill was merely lent to us as a son, a brother, a husband, a father and a friend 
until the Lord called him home. All who love him will truly miss him, and we will 
always carry him in our hearts. 

A Celebration of Life will be held by Black Canyon City Community Church on 
Facebook 
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Linda L. (Prichard) Tomblin, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Crandall 
Medical Center. 
Linda was born January 12, 1946, to the late Walker and Ruby (Cotton) Prichard. 
She moved to Ohio with her husband Leo W. Tomblin in 1966. Linda was a home 
maker and stay at home mother. She enjoyed listening to music, camping and 
family. Linda leaves her husband Leo W. Tomblin of Berlin Center, along with, two 
daughters, Ada “Susie” (Richard) Barry of Lake Milton, Robin M. Tomblin of Berlin 
Center, and a son Steven L. Tomblin of Berlin Center. She also leaves three 
grandchildren Kyle (Morgan) Barry, Sarah-Jane Barry and Mackenzie Tomblin; a 
sister Garnet “Gail” West of Sebring, Ohio, three brothers, Roger (Debbie) Prichard 
of Ironton, Ohio, Walker-Ray (Brenda) Prichard of Edison, Ohio, and William (Sue) 
Prichard of Texas and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Linda was 
preceded in death by a sister Mary “Jane” Tomblin. Private services were held and 
Linda was laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
POLAND – Gerald DeCerbo, age 81 died Monday, May 11, 2020 at Beeghly Oaks 
Medical Center in Boardman. He was born July 27, 1938 in Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania, son of the late John and Roseann (Gemma) DeCerbo.

Gerald was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include two sons, Mathew DeCerbo and Anthony Decerbo, both of 
Canfield; a stepson, David Wright of Salem; three step grandchildren and two step 
great grandchildren.

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Gerald’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 14, 2020


Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Helen Gott, 97, of Homeworth, passed away at 10:04 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 
2020, at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  She was born October 7, 1922, in Johnson City, NY, to John and Maria Sedlacek.

  Helen was a homemaker, devoting her life to her family.

  Survivors include daughters; Joan (Dennis) Pugleise of Amherst, Mary Lou Gott of 
Columbus, Kim Shepherd of Homeworth; sons, Neil Gott of Colorado, Tim (Connie) 
Gott of Homeworth; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren; 
and 1 step-great-grandson.

  In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband Howard 
Gott, whom she married January 24, 1942 and who died June 30, 1997; sisters, 
Sophie Roberts, and Marge Stanko; and brother, Louie Sedlacek.

  A private family service will be held Tuesday May 19, 2020. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Penny Mosier, age 58, of Alliance, passed away at 6:19 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 
2020, at her home.

  She was born January 6, 1962, in Steubenville to Virgil and Betty Lee (Wade) 
Montgomery.

  Penny attended Alliance High School and spent her life devoted to her family as a 
homemaker.

    She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Penny enjoyed reading the 
Bible, doodling, and spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband James R. Mosier, whom she married December 22, 
1989; daughter, Brooke Montgomery of Alliance; sister, Dianna (Robert) Nuzum of 
Alliance; two nieces and two nephews.

  Penny was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Thelma Greiner, age 103, of Alliance passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020, at 
Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  She was born May 20, 1916, in North Jackson, Ohio to Albert J. and Emma V. 
(Spell) Shultz.

 Thelma grew up in Alliance, graduating from Alliance High in 1935. She graduated 
in 1938 from Mount Union College and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega 
Sorority. She spent her life as an educator in the Alliance, Columbus and West 
Branch school districts.

  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church for 93 years, where she was 
active in the Crusaders Sunday School class and United Methodist Women. Thelma 
was active in the community as a charter member and past president of Stark 
County Dental Auxiliary, past president of Alliance Garden Club and the Belleflower 
Garden Club, Postscript, past president of Alpha Chi Omega, member of City 
Panhellenic, Alliance Country Club. She also served as a former board member of 
the Alliance Woman’s Club, and the YWCA.

  Survivors include her son, James J. (Jill) Greiner of Alliance; daughter, Melinda 
(Art) Bradley of Warne, NC; grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) Greiner, and Julie 
Greiner.  

  Preceding her in death were her parents; and husband, Dr. Joseph C. Greiner who 
passed away in 1975; sisters, Kathryn Plajer, and Lilyan Johns; and friend Wayne 
Jenkins.

 Private service will be held on May 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a 
later date. Interment will be held at Alliance City Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist 
Church 470 E. Broadway Street Alliance, OH 44601.

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

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
Masury – Ruth E. Brooks, 80, passed away May 10, 2020 at Hospice House. Ruth 
was born on March 2, 1940 in Smithton, PA, a daughter of the late Belmont and 
Della Stinebaugh. 

She was a graduate of Rostraver High School and shortly after, she married the 
love of her life Edwin Brooks on June 11, 1960. 

She was a member of Rust City Church in Niles. She enjoyed shopping and 
spending time with family; especially while traveling. 

Ruth will be deeply missed by her loving husband Edwin; her daughters, Terri (Ron) 
Yendrek and Kelly (Dan) Huscroft; grandchildren, Caitlyn (Cameron) Richter, Emily 
Gibson, Alyssa Huscroft, Alexis Huscroft, and Nate Huscroft; and great-
granddaughter, Olivia Richter. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Aretta Greenawald; 
and brothers, Fredrick and Kenneth Stinebaugh. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date and cremation was entrusted with 
Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel in Brookfield. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD- Juanita “Nita” Kiss, 76 of Canfield, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 
2020 in her home. Nita was born December 27, 1943 in Logan, West Virginia the 
daughter of the late Howard and Marie (Fowler) Workman. She enjoyed being with 
her family, especially her grandchildren. Nita was the most loving wife, mother, 
sister and caring grandmother and will be sadly missed by her son John David 
(Faith Roth) Kiss; a sister Millie (Paul) Dourm; a brother Donald (Janice) Workman; 
five grandchildren Scott, Deanna, Anthony, Tabatha and Robert and four great 
grandchildren. Besides her parents, Nita was preceded in death by her husband, 
Laszlo “Lou” Kiss whom she married October 3, 1964 and died December 26, 2009, 
her daughter Dianna Lou Noble, and her great granddaughter Izzy. Private services 
were held and Nita was laid to rest next to her husband at North Jackson Cemetery.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING – Beatrice Ethel Lutz, age 96, formerly of Salem died Tuesday, May 12, 
2020 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance. She went home to the 
loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She was born May 11, 1921 in Salem, daughter 
of the late William Leroy and Irene Katy (Miles) Hively.

Beatrice was a member of Concord Church where she served at a deacon, trustee, 
church organist and choir director and served on Goshen Grange Extension. She 
enjoyed bowling, cards, games, gardening and many crafts.

Her husband, John K. Lutz whom she married June 18, 1954 preceded her in death 
February 5, 2005 and her first husband, Harold (Shorty) Morrow preceded her in 
death October 8, 1952.

Survivors include a son, James K. (Jill) Lutz of Salem; two daughters, Sharon L. 
(Dyer) Scott of Mt. Pleasant, MI and Betsy J. (Ted) Bell Bates of Salem; a brother, 
Robert (Elva) Hively; six grandchildren, Kelley (Warnel Alcantara) Scott, Justin 
Scott, Trevor (Bonnie) Scott, Carrie Scott, Ty (Denise) Scott and Jennifer (Brian) 
Neal and six great grandchildren, Jayden, Jonah, Jax, Isabell, Bradyn and Hannah.

Besides her parents and husbands, a brother, Eugene Hively and two sisters, 
Genevieve Steves and Mary Lou Wolfe also preceded her in death.

A private service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Beloit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concord Church, 10013 Salem Warren Rd., 
Salem, OH 44460.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view Beatrice’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Alfred “Freddie” DiCesare, age 91 died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1928 in Ossining, New York, son of 
the late Agostino and Leonilda (DiBerardine) DiCesare.

Freddie served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Lake 
Park Manufacturing in Sebring and previously worked at Globe Packing in Salem 
and Royal China in Sebring. Freddie was of the Catholic faith. He was previously a 
member of the Eagles and enjoyed fishing and camping.

Survivors include two sons, Gus (Janice) DiCesare and Richard DiCesare; sister, 
Josephine Grabco of Warren; two grandchildren, Anthony (Stacy) DiCesare and 
Nicholas (Brittany Rhodes) DiCesare and great grandson, Lucas DiCesare.

Besides his parents, his companion of 45 years, Mary Ellen Gilbey; siblings, Robert, 
Batiste, Nancy, Theresa, Clara, Jack, Leo and Gingy; granddaughter, Stephanie 
DiCesare and great granddaughter, Destiny also preceded him in death.

A private service will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Private calling hours will be held from 10:00 
a.m. – Noon prior to the service Saturday. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view Freddie’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary

Byron Knight, age 67, died on Wed., April 8, 2020 at Aultman Hospital. He was a 
loving husband and
grandfather and had many family and friends. He was of the Christian faith and a 
member of Sebring
Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife Cynthia Knight of the home. One son Jeffrey (Bridget) 
Knight of Middleburg
Heights, Ohio. Two granddaughters, Emily and Abigail Knight. Two sisters Odessa 
Shaver and Alberta
Knight. Former wife Rebecca Davison.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are by Cassidy-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, OH 44601.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sebring Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Ruth Elsa (Anderson) Ragan, 82 passed away on May 8, 2020 at Park Vista of 
Youngstown. She was born on August 15, 1937 in Youngstown, the only daughter of 
Carl and Clara Perry Anderson. 
Ruth was employed by Eich Brothers Insurance Agency as an office manager. A 
woman of faith, she was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she 
served as president of Welca Women’s Organization. Ruth was a member of the 
church choir and a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. She served countless 
funeral dinners and spent time visiting church members who were home bound. 
Ruth volunteered her time delivering Meals on Wheels and helping with the 
kindergarten and first grade classes at South Range Schools. She and her husband 
Andrew enjoyed bowling with the GCU Bowling League. Most importantly Ruth 
loved spending time with her family. 
Ruth will be missed by her husband of 49 years Andrew Ragan whom she married 
February 14, 1971; her children Amil (Ann) Dinsio Jr., Cindy (Mike) Wilson and Keith 
Ragan; her grandchildren Spencer Wilson, Jonah Wilson, Andrew Burns and Holly 
Dinsio. She also leaves her brother David (Joann) Anderson. 
She was preceded in death by her daughters Debbie Dinsio and Christina Mills and 
brothers Donald Anderson, Dick Anderson, and James Anderson. 
Private graveside services were held for the family with burial at Lake Park 
Cemetery. 
Memorial donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 
Crestview Drive, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Darriel "Bill" West, 86 

Darriel West, 86 of North Jackson died Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Health 
Center, Boardman. Darriel, known as Bill was born December 1, 1933 in Flower, 
West Virginia, a son of the late Carl and Blanche (Howell) West and came to this 
area when he was 18. He had worked at General Motors Lordstown Plant for 40 
years before he retired. He was a part-time farmer and a long time member of the 
Carnival Glass Club. Bill was a kind man and would help anyone and will be dearly 
missed. He leaves his wife, the former Nancy Lawhead, whom he married June 
1979; a son, Darriel Everett (Cheryl) West of East Palestine; two daughters, Terry 
(Jeff) Klimko of Youngstown, Mary (Erman) Algaier of Columbiana; six step-children, 
Catherine (John) Rosenberg of Cortland, Gary (Sharon) Mock of Canfield, Linda 
Lutz of Hudson, Debra (Jesse) Hodge of North Jackson, David (Diana) Mock of 
Austintown, Lisa (James) Caputo of Largo, Florida; a sister, Jean Harris of 
Dunnellon, Florida. Bill also leaves his 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. 
Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by three brothers, Freeman West, 
Gilbert West, William West and two sisters, Vera Strader and Jacqueline Riffle. 
Private services will be held for the family. 

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-David R. Mullins, Sr., 60, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 
12, 2020 at Hospice House in Poland. He was born August 17, 1959 in Niles, the 
son of Louis Ray and Maxine (Witt) Mullins. Dave was a mechanic in the trucking 
industry. He was a 1977 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. Dave is survived 
by his wife, the former Lenore M. Cowden, whom he married June 5, 1994; his 
daughter, Heather M. (Dale) Crum of New Middletown; his sons, David R. Mullins, 
Jr. of sheffield, Chad A. Mullins of Austintown and Matthew L. Mullins, M.D. (Erinn 
Coe, M.D.) of Northfield; his sisters, Debbie Mullins (Theresa Perline) of Niles, 
Donna (Kevin) Marino of Niles and Tracy (Ken) Macmillan of Cortland; his 
grandchildren, Austin, Hannah and Jordyn Leipply and his little sidekick, Iggy. Dave 
was preceded in death by his parents. According to Dave’s wishes, there are no 
calling hours or services. Memorial contributions in Dave’s name may be given to 
Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Yo., OH 44512. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Wanda L. Bowman, 94, of Columbiana, died on Monday, May 11, 
2020 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Salem.

She was born on September 27, 1925 in Leetonia, a daughter of the late Bernard 
and Minnie Gray Hinerman.  She was a 1943 graduate of Leetonia High School and 
was a member of the East Fairfield United Methodist Church and the Columbiana 
B.P.W. where she was voted Woman of the Year in 1980.

She worked for 23 years at the Petite Shop, a children and infants store.  She 
returned to school and became a medical secretary and worked at Columbiana 
Medical Lab for Dr. Kolozsi for 7 years and then at the Columbiana Family Practice 
for Dr. Mark Evans, Dr. Walter Dombroski and Dr. Larry Smith for 8 years.

She was an accomplished quilter and has 12 first place ribbons from the Canfield 
Fair.  At age 80, she became an artist and has pictures of the coke ovens in the 
Leetonia Library.  She had painted and given away many paintings of the Pine Lake 
eagles and Beaver Creek State Park.  She enjoyed spending time with family, 
friends and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Her favorite 
saying was "If you like it, take it home."

Her husband, Lee Edward Bowman, Sr., whom she married on June 21, 1944, 
preceded her in death on October 11, 2001.

Wanda is survived by her three daughters, Nancy Lee (Robert) Nell of Warren, 
Linda (Donald) Hulburt-Blosser of Salem, and Susan (Kermit) Chamberlin of 
Struthers; a son, Lee E. (Pam) Bowman Jr. of Leetonia; a sister, Mae M. Rakestraw 
of Indianapolis, IN; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great great 
grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilma "Billie" Allgood and a brother 
Thomas "Tucker" Hinerman.

The family will receive friends at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020.  Due to the COVID-
19 situation, social distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass through the 
funeral home using mask protocol.   Private family services will begin at 2:00 p.m. 
Friday with Pastor Deborah Quillen officiating.  Burial will follow in Clarkson 
Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church.  
Family and friends may view this obituary, send condolences, and view the services 
at www.familycareservices.com

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Carolyn M. Hoover, age 82, formerly of Glenn Dale, Maryland, passed away on 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 5:00 a.m., into the loving arms of her Lord.

  She was born on October 19, 1937 in Washington, DC to Ivan B. and Margaret G. 
Munch. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Carolyn went to high school in 
Washington DC, later attending George Washington University.  She worked as a 
secretary at the Pentagon before becoming secretary for Roy R. Hoover, P.C. 
(owned by Roy and Carolyn), an accounting firm. 

  Carolyn was a member of Forcey Memorial Church in Silver Spring, MD.  She was 
extremely active in her church community including Sunday School Superintendent, 
Pioneer Girls Director, Stephen Ministry Leader, mentor for Mothers of Preschoolers 
(MOPS).        Carolyn will always be remembered for her service to God, being a 
great cook and a hostess/entertainer, her generosity, and humorous nature. She 
had a love for antiques and the history behind them and also the study of family 
genealogy. She moved to Copeland Oaks in Sebring, OH in 2012.

  Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Susan L. (Daniel) Michaels, of Alliance, 
Ohio, Joanne M. (Kevin) Simon, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Heidi D. (Kevin) 
DeGraff, Warsaw, Indiana; son in-law  Mitchell Kinsinger, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 
grandchildren, Deneal (Stephen) Kushner, Kyle Michaels, Graham (Rachel) 
Kinsinger, Morgan Kinsinger, Stefan Kinsinger, Lauren (Christopher) Ritter, Kristen 
Murdock, Aaron Murdock, Justin Murdock, Trenton Murdock, Clase (Alyssea) 
DeGraff, Mason DeGraff, Landen DeGraff, Briel (Titus) Parker; great-grandchildren, 
Simone Kushner, Katerina Kushner, Avianna Parker, and Tessa Kelham.

  Preceding her in death were her parents, Ivan and Margaret Munch, loving 
husband Roy R. Hoover whom she married October 20, 1958, and who passed 
away in 2008; infant brother, Larry Munch; and daughter, Sandra Hoover-Kinsinger.

  Memorial contributions can be made to, Grace Community Church Memorial Fund 
13245 Edison St., Alliance, OH 44601 Augustana University Office of Advancement 
(designated in memory of Carolyn Hoover) 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South 
Dakota 57197.

  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance, OH. Friends may call from 10 a.m.–11 
a.m., prior to the service. The service will be Live Streamed, please see the bottom 
of Carolyn’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com. Private Graveside Service will 
be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, OH 44601.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
“Together Again”

  Katherine E. Hoffmaster, loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, of 
Alliance, was called home to the Lord at 9:10 a.m., Monday May 11, 2020, at 
Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  She was born September 18, 1925, in Alliance, Ohio, to Morris Keith and Lucille 
(Croskey) Keith Riley, and resided most of her life in the Alliance area.

  A 1945 graduate of Alliance High School, and went on to attend Mount Union 
College. Katherine was a homemaker and spent her life devoted to her family. 

  She was a member of the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Church Women 
United, lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Topps, Red Hat Society 
TAGS (Alliance Genealogy Society) and a member of the Good Sam and Coast to 
Coast travel clubs. Kay and Bob were founding members of Abiding Savior 
Lutheran Church also the Gloria De Cristo Lutheran Church in Yuma AZ.

  Survivors include her son, Keith Alan (Lori) Hoffmaster; daughter, Karen (Randy) 
McKnight, all of Alliance; grandchildren, Crystal Blackford, Trey Parks and Todd 
McKnight; nephew, Stephen Keith; along with multiple great and great-great-
grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert W. Hoffmaster, whom 
she married February 14, 1953 and who passed away August 28, 2015; son, Kevin 
Hoffmaster; brothers, Richard C. Keith, and Marshall P “Bud”. Keith.

  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at 
Fairmount Memorial Park.  

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Av

Monday May 11, 2020

Obituary
Roy F. Holton, 87 of Austintown passed peacefully Friday evening at his residence 
after an extended illness surrounded by his family. 
Roy aka "Jim" was born January 31, 1933 in Lincoln County, West Virginia. He was 
the son of the late Roma and Ima Virginia (Mullins) Holton. As a child Roy was 
raised on the family farm with 11 siblings. Roy travelled to Ohio in 1955 and worked 
for PCA for 18 years and was also a retired auto worker of General Motors 
Lordstown. He enjoyed farming and was an avid animal lover, especially horses. His 
greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
According to his family, he was a "stubborn old hillbilly" and will be dearly missed. 
Roy leaves his daughter, Sandra G. Kihm of Lordstown; two grandchildren, Lori J. 
Kihm , Kevin A. (Jessica) Kihm of Austintown and two great-grandchildren, Landon 
and Cole. 
Besides his parents and his wife, the former Geraldine Adkins, whom he married 
December 9, 1955, died August 23, 2004 .Roy was preceded in death by his son, 
Roy "Alan" Holton May 18, 1996 
and 9 siblings: Forrest Holton, Scottie Holton, Bobby Holton, John Holton, Thomas 
Holton, Rush Dale Holton, Pearl Smith, Mabel Adkins and Alice Holton. 
He is also survived by his siblings, Homer Holton of Myra, WV, Mary Linville of 
Hamlin, WV, Emmie Midkiff of Hamlin, WV and Carla Sue Dean of Ravenswood, 
WV and many nieces and nephews. Private services will be held for the family.

Monday May 11, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia -Joanne Marie Taylor, 85, of Leetonia (a resident of Candall Medical 
Center, Sebring) passed into the loving arms of her Savior and LORD Jesus Christ 
at 8:55pm Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center succumbing to 
COVID-19.

The inspirational story of Joanne's life began on July 24, 1934 when she was born 
at home in Leetonia, OH the daughter of the late Dominic "Poppy" and Edith Wilson 
White and lived in the area all of her life. She eloped and married the love of her life, 
Hughes "Fuzz" Taylor on October 15, 1949. She graduated from Leetonia High 
School in 1951 and supported her husband when he was in the Army during the 
Korean War by traveling and living in Germany in 1953.

Joanne loved her husband, she loved her children and grandchildren, and most of 
all, she loved her LORD Jesus Christ! She was a faithful wife and a wonderful 
mother and homemaker. She was Born Again in 1985 and the LORD granted her 
the desire and prayer of her heart that all her family might be saved! She ever 
witnessed that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes to 
the Father except through Him. She overcame severe clinical depression, was a 
breast cancer survivor, and bravely battled the Coronovirus.

Joanne is survived by her daughter, Kyle (Curt) Coffee of Salem, and son Mark 
(along with loving friend Lurisa Davis of Salem); grandsons Ian (Karen) Coffee of 
Salem and Alec Coffee of Florida and great-grandchildren Kason & Lara Coffee.

She was preceded in death by her husband July 25, 2011.

A private celebration of life for Joanne will be held at Oakdale Cemetery Chapel with 
Pastor Douglas DeMar of Salem Bible Church officiating where Joanne was a 
member. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the family understands that several of 
Joanne’s friends are unable to attend services and they ask instead for their 
prayers.

Joanne had a life well lived and we are confident that she was welcomed into 
heaven with the words, Well done good and faithful servant!

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Bible Church 807 Cunningham Rd 
Salem, OH 44460; Sophia Women's Center 1830 S. Lincoln Ave. Salem, Alchemy 
Acres 1859 Depot Rd. Salem or the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Monday May 11, 2020

Obituary
  George R. Miller, Major U.S.A.F. retired, age 94, of Alliance, passed away at 8:42 
p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Copeland Oaks Assisted Living.

  He was born September 11, 1925 in Goodland, Indiana to George H. and Ruth G. 
(Gagnon) Miller.

  A graduate of Calumet High School, in Chicago Illinois , George received his 
Bachelor of Science from Mount Union College, he went on to obtain his MBA from 
the University of Chicago, and graduated from U.S.A.F. Command and Staff 
College.

  Enlisting at 17, George served his country as a career military officer.  He served in 
WWII, Korea, and the Cold War.

He was a member of the Union Avenue Methodist Church, where he served on 
many committees, including finance, and stewardship.  He was a trustee and also a 
member of the Men’s Club. 

  Following his military career, he stayed involved in military organizations, being a 
member of the Airforce Association, Military Officers of America and the American 
Legion.

  Survivors include son, Bruce (Stephanie) Miller of Alliance; grandchildren, Lindsey 
(Josh) Anstine and Abigail Miller; and great-granddaughter, Maggie Anstine.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Donna J. (Carlisle) Miller, 
whom he married June 1, 1951, and who passed away March 2, 2019; two sisters, 
Ruth Barbara Cimecoli, and Judith Ann (Miller) McClain.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 
South Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Monday May 11, 2020

DENISE'S OBITUARY
Denise M. Forbes 57, of Salem, (Formerly of Struthers) died at 5:35 AM Tuesday, 
May 5, 2020, in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on May 25, 1962 in Beaver, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas D. 
and Dorothy Alice (Yemm) Forbes II.
 
Denise moved to Salem in June, 2017, coming from Struthers. She was last 
employed at MVP Construction.
 
She is survived by her brother Donald from Lewis Center, Ohio and a host of 
relatives and friends.
 
No services will be held.

Monday May 11, 2020

FRANCIS' OBITUARY
Francis Junior “Fuzzy” Miller II 48, of Lisbon, died at 3:30 Pm Thursday, April 30, 
2020, unexpectedly at his mother's home.
 
He was born on May 25, 1971, in Salem, the son of Cathleen Ann (Strait) Miller and 
the late Francis Junior Miller.
 
He formerly worked at Hum Town, Columbiana County Parks, and a short time for 
Daily Garbage Disposal. Fuzzy liked the outdoors and spending time hunting and 
fishing. He was also good at working on and rebuilding engines of all kinds.
 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother Christopher Miller and a sister 
Megan Papic all of Lisbon.
 
In addition to his father who died in 1986, he was preceded in death by his brother 
Joseph Miller in 2002.
 
Due to the Covid-19, there will be no services held at this time. A Celebration of Life 
gathering will be held in the near future.

Sunday May 10, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Paul R. Sevenich, 81, of Leetonia, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 
2020 at Crandall Medical Center, Sebring.

Mr. Sevenich was born on October 6, 1938 in Salem, OH, a son of the late Karl and 
Josephine Wilson Sevenich and had lived in this area all of his life.  He was a 
graduate of Leetonia High School and received his bachelor’s degree from 
Youngstown State University.

He had been employed as a mechanical engineer for various companies including 
Bliss, Butech Bliss, Wheeling Pitt, Crucible Steel and Weirton Steel.  He was a 
member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of 
Columbus.  He had also served on the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Board for many years 
and enjoyed working at the cemetery on various projects.

He is survived by his two sons, Bryan (Ann) Sevenich of Columbiana, and Shawn 
(Tracey) Sevenich of Leetonia; a brother, Francis W. (Marty) Sevenich of Leetonia; 
and three grandsons, Ryan Sevenich, Robert Sevenich, and Ian (Emily) Sevenich of 
Leetonia.

A Funeral Mass for Paul will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at St. 
Patrick Catholic Church with Reverend Robert Edwards officiating.  Burial will take 
place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 
family understands that several of Paul’s friends are unable to attend the Mass and 
they ask instead for their prayers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Calvary Cemetery Association.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.  
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Sunday May 10, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Gerald G. Beltempo, age 89, of Columbiana, formerly of Leetonia, 
died at 3:18 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

He was born on November 29, 1930 in Salem, OH, son of the late Gerald and 
Mildred Sanlo Beltempo and had lived in the area all of his life.

Mr. Beltempo was a licensed insurance agent representing Kemper Insurance.  He 
had also worked at the former Dan Dee Chip Company and was a bus driver for 
Leetonia Schools.  He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.  He enjoyed 
golfing, playing cards and was an avid Notre Dame fan.

His wife, Lois M. Lanterman Beltempo, whom he married on June 21, 1952, 
preceded him in death on November 14, 2014.

He is survived by his son, Jerry A. (Connie) Beltempo of Salem; his daughter, 
Bonnie L. (Ray) Steeb of Columbiana; two granddaughters, Kaitlin Steeb of 
Boardman and Brynn Pennell of Columbiana; and a son in law, Richard Pennell of 
Columbiana.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Candice L. Pennell.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, private services for the family will be held on 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana, with Reverend Robert Edwards officiating.  Burial will take place at 
Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street 
Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.  Family and friends may view this obituary, view a video of the service 
and send condolences to the family at www.familycareservices.com

Sunday May 10, 2020

Obituary
Daniel A. Chronister, 53, of Cortland, Ohio died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 
2020. 
Dan was born on July 14, 1966 in Warren, Ohio where he attended Grand Valley 
schools. He participated in track and still holds the second-place record for the 
4x800 relay. He kept busy by doing chores on the family dairy farm and by getting 
into trouble with his friends. Dan worked for a short time doing construction and then 
insurance before ultimately finding his niche in the car business. He worked for 
many dealerships in the area over the years and was well known for his skill in the 
F&I department. For the last couple years of his life, he worked as a corrections 
officer. 
Dan had many nicknames such as Danny, Dan the Man and Captain. He was 
known for his goading sense of humor and ability to seek out fun in many forms. He 
enjoyed spending time outdoors maintaining his lawn, walking his dogs and 
tinkering in his garage with household projects all while listening to Elvis’s music. 
You could often find him at local car shows where he liked to walk around and 
appreciate classic vehicles. Dan had an affinity for numbers and for being a 
handyman around the house which made him invaluable to have around and an 
asset to those closest to him. Although he was not an affectionate person, he loved 
his family fiercely as evidenced by his lifelong friendships and closeness to his 
family. He will be sorely missed by all. 
He is survived by his wife, Lezlie Chronister; his children Nick Chronister and Jacky 
Chronister Cvetkovich (Andrew Cvetkovich); two stepsons, Alex and Oliver Davis; 
and grandson, Grant Cvetkovich. He is also survived by five siblings, Rand 
Chronister (Lynda Chronister), Tim Chronister (Bonnie Chronister), Rachel Wallace 
(Garry Wallace), Brenda Thomas (John Thomas), and Liz Gagne (Mike Gagne) in 
addition to 8 nieces and 7 nephews. 
Due to the current pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date to better 
accommodate everyone that would like to pay their respects.

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Trina Lee (Austin) Witherstine, age 37 died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1983 in Canton, daughter of 
Tom Austin Sr. and Tina (Miller) Wilkins.

Trina was a graduate of Perry High School in Massillon. She served in the United 
States National Guard. She worked as a clerk at Circle K.

Survivors include her husband, Brad Witherstine; mother, Tina Wilkins and father, 
Tom (Debra) Austin Sr.; two sisters, Amy (Condos) Morgan and Shelley Condos, 
both of Massillon; three brothers, Tommy Austin of Canton, Daniel Austin of Texas 
and Raymond Cooper of Texas.

No services will be held.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

To view Trina’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
CARROLLTON - Thomas Edward Becknell, age 63 died Friday, May 8, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1956 in Anchorage, Alaska, 
son of the late Paul Arnold and Wilda (Yoss) Becknell.

Thomas was a 1974 graduate of Carrollton High School.

Survivors include two brothers, Scott (Tammy) Becknell of Amsterdam and Karl 
Becknell of Salineville.

No services will be held.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
complimentary recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Thomas’ obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING – Sharlene Kay Bender, age 78 was rescued by her Savior Friday, May 
8, 2020. She was born October 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Gerald 
L. and Dorothy (Watkins) Kay.

Sharlene was a 1959 graduate of Alliance High School and was a member of the 
First Christian Church in Salem. She last worked at the Columbiana County 
Courthouse in the Adult Probation department. Sharlene previously worked as a 
legal secretary for Attorney Earl Schory and also served as the clerk of Salem City 
Counsel.

Sharlene loved traveling and especially enjoyed the beach and visiting Walt Disney 
World with her family. She liked reading and found strength and inspiration in the 
words of many great authors.  One of her hand-written quotes from an unknown 
author was “Don’t use time carelessly for it can never be retrieved. Life is precious!”

Survivors include a daughter, Deneen M. Green of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two sons, 
William R. (Gina) Panzott Jr. of Austintown and Matthew M. (Addie) Bender of 
Salem; seven grandchildren, Joshua Kruegel, Jacob (Jen) Kruegel, Danielle (RJ) 
Vukovich, Sadie Green, Gianna Panzott, Elise and Olivia Bender; and two great-
granddaughters.

Besides her parents, a brother, Dennis W. Kay also preceded her in death.

A special word of thanks goes to Dr. Thomas Vrable and the loving staff at Crandall 
Medical Center for their care over the last two years. 

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep 
waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too 
strong for me.”  Psalms 18:16-17 NIV

Private services will be held Monday, May 11, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Tom Coffee officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Also, for those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded. video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharlene’s memory can be made to the The Big 
Reach Center of Hope; PO Box 53, Greenford, OH 44422.

To view Sharlene’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Alan W. McCamon, 70, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, April 25, 
2020 at his home.

He was born on February 1, 1950 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late Wayne and 
Leila Reesh McCamon.

Alan had worked as a Laborer at National Refractories, Columbiana and was a 
member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dinah Harrold McCamon, whom he married in February 
of 1975.

Survivors also include a brother, Kevin McCamon of Leetonia.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laurel Ann Wilms

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

Friday May 08, 2020

Obituary
Amir Stephan Albert, age 21, passed away on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 5:20 p.m., at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. 

He was born on August 28, 1998 at Alliance Community Hospital, to Elisabeth Marie 
Albert.  He attended school in Alliance until age 9, after which he was then raised by 
his grandparents, Steve and Becky Albert.  He attended middle and high school in 
Perry Township graduating from Perry High School.  He was a member of the high 
school marching band, where he competed and earned 1st seat on “baritone” 
throughout his time there.  He even did a bit of composing.

  Amir dreamed “big” as a little boy, early becoming enterprising, finding creative 
ways toward making his dreams come true.  He worked various jobs before 
securing his most current position as laborer in the Engineer Department of the 
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company in Brewster, Ohio where he was highly 
respected.

  All who knew Amir, friends and family and acquaintances would agree that he was 
kind, loving, thoughtful, helpful and had a million$$$ smile.  A hug from him was 
always welcome and always offered freely. 

His present home was in Canton, Ohio with his longtime friend Justus Downard and 
his parents Don and Terry Funk.  He would attend church with them at Woodlawn 
Church on Woodlawn Ave N.W. in Canton.

Amir enjoyed fishing, hill climbing with his jeeps, and spending time riding his 
motorcycle for fun.  It was a beautiful spring day when he set out for such a ride not 
knowing it would be his last one. 

Those who are now grieving his loss include; mother, Elisabeth Albert of Alliance; 
brother, Jebrell Andrews, of Perry; Grandparents, Steve and Becky Albert of 
Canton, and Patty and Mike Downs of Damascus; 11 aunts and uncles, Eddie 
(Angie) Albert of Alliance, Stephanie (John) Derry of Damascus, Troy (Laura) Grubb 
of Alliance, Rebekah Albert of Damascus, Josh Brown of Canton, Jeff (Heather) 
Brown of Silver Lake, and Jake Brown of Stow; 18 cousins, United States Marine 
Nick (Raeann)(Baby Mia) Niner stationed in North Carolina,  Ethan, Roman, and 
Sydney Albert of Alliance, Payton, Paige, Parker, Payslie Derry and Aijon Albert of 
Damascus, Tyler and Grace Grubb of Alliance and US Marine Shawn Grubb 
stationed in Japan, Malyah, Gary Moore, Myrah, Gage Garrison of Damascus, 
Adam, and Nicolas Brown of Silver Lake; along with so many more family and 
friends that will be grieving the loss of Amir.

Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75. South Union Ave Alliance OH 44601. 

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
"Together Again"-Columbiana- Betty J. McAndrews, age 95, of Columbiana, died on 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Hampton Woods Nursing Center, Poland.

She was born on December 10, 1924 in Struthers, a daughter of the late Lawrence 
R. and Frances Miles Beach.

Betty was a member of Faith Community Covenant Church, Youngstown.  She was 
a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed camping, fishing, flower gardening and bird 
watching.  

Her husband, Ray H. McAndrews, Sr., whom she married on February 25, 1944, 
preceded her in death June 27, 2019.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty A. (Chuck) McKee of Columbiana; a daughter-
in-law, Pamela J. McAndrews of Powell, TN; grandchildren, Melissa (Tony) Linscott, 
Shannon (Richard) Dixon, Carrie (Jeff) Wylie, David McAndrews, Chrissie (Roger) 
Powers, Chuck (Tiffany) McKee III, and Jennifer (Cameron) Tartt.  Also surviving are 
seventeen great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by a son, Raymond H. McAndrews, Jr; a daughter, 
Pamela J. Baldwin; two brothers, Lawrence H. Beach, and Robert M. Beach; sister, 
Alice Holler Glasnap, and by two infant granddaughters.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services were held at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Burial was at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Crossroads Hospice.

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

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
Karl B. Knight, age 96 of Mecca Township, passed away at his home on May 6, 
2020. Karl was born in Mecca on October 12, 1923 to Howard & Bernice (Baldwin) 
Knight. He was a 1941 graduate of Mecca High School and a lifelong resident of the 
township. 

Karl spent his career owning and operating his own dairy farm, Knighthaven Farm. 

On September 8, 1945, Karl was united in marriage to his first wife the former Rose 
Magdych who preceded him in death on July 17, 1981. On March 16, 1987, Karl 
married his second wife the former Virginia “Jenny” Lynch who preceded him in 
death on January 27, 1997. 

A man of faith, Karl was a member of Greene Congregation of Jehovah’s 
Witnesses. He enjoyed talking to people about God’s purpose for people to live 
forever on Earth. When he took a break from working Karl was found either playing 
or watching a baseball or basketball game. He also took solace in his gardens 
tending to his many rosebushes. 

Karl is survived by his children: Jonathan Knight, Janet (William) Ward, Jeffrey 
Knight all of Cortland, Dennis Knight of California and Nathan (Becky) Knight of 
Cortland; his grandchildren: Elyse Ward (Matthew) Foust, Ethan Ward, Abigail 
Knight (Ben) Hollabaugh, Timothy, Thomas and Amanda Knight; his great-
grandchildren: Lily and Charlotte Foust and Ember Ward; his sister Ruth (Jim) 
DiGiacobbe and his brother Roy (Martha) Knight as well as many nieces and 
nephews. Besides his beloved wives; Karl was preceded in death by his parents 
and his brothers Harold, Ernest and Donald Knight. 

A virtual memorial service is being planned for Sunday May 17th, 2020. Please 
email karlknight1923@gmail.com for further information.

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Patricia “Patsy” Ann DiAntonio, age 80 died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born April 20, 1940 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Clem and Clara Mae (Bowman) Ehrhart.

Patsy worked as an office clerk at Ohio Bell. She was a member of the First United 
Methodist Church and an office volunteer. Patsy was a graduate of Salem High 
School and volunteered at United Elementary. She was a long-time member of 
TOPS and was a great sports fan, enjoying all sports. Patsy loved her family and 
enjoyed life.

Her husband, John Henry DiAntonio whom she married June 14, 1968 preceded 
her in death March 3, 2014.

Survivors include a daughter, Theresa (Michael Rosta) DiAntonio of Salem; two 
grandchildren, Angela (Mark) Sudol and Dominic DiAntonio and two great 
grandchildren, Dylan and Mia DiAntonio.

Besides her parents, a son Ronny DiAntonio also preceded her in death.

A private family service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Doug George officiating. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Also, for those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at  
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

To view Patsy’s obituary, send condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
Nick Cosma, Jr, of Damascus, Ohio passed from this world to his heavenly home on 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was 87 and died of natural causes.

Nick was born May 12, 1932 to Romanian immigrants Nick Cosma Sr. and Mary 
(Ziga) Cosma in their home on the Benton Road in Salem, Ohio.

He grew up a proud Salem Quaker, attending Salem High School where he 
competed in varsity basketball, wearing #5. Upon graduation in 1950, he began his 
career alongside his father at the Eljer Company in Salem, soon transitioning to the 
Ohio Edison Company.

In 1953 Nick both married his high school sweetheart, Jean Snyder Cosma, and 
was called into service for the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean 
War, where he served at Fort Bragg and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in only 2 
years. Upon discharge, Nick remained a proud veteran and supporter of our nation’s 
service members for the rest of his life.

After military service, Nick resumed work with Ohio Edison. For twenty years he 
braved the elements as a lineman, building high voltage electrical towers. He 
eventually left his climbing gear behind and donned a suit for 25 more fruitful years 
as the real estate department’s top Senior Right-of-Way Agent.

But his first love was farming! In fact, Nick’s very first job began at age 13 working 
the John Lora farm for $1.00 a day. Many was the time in later years that he 
reported “I would have done it for free!” He said all he ever wanted to do was own a 
farm.

Nick’s aspirations were realized when he and Jean bought a 133 acre property just 
north of Damascus in 1956. They lived there together for 49 years and raised a 
family of four.

Nick and Jean farmed the land with the help of their sons, Mark and Tim, raising 
hogs and up to 1,000 laying hens at one time. The Cosma’s also cultivated many 
acres of sweet corn and were famous for their “honor system” of selling “right off the 
wagon” from an unmanned station in the yard, trusting all buyers to leave the 
correct amount in a simple box.

Aside from his professional accomplishments and entrepreneurial endeavors, Nick 
was a dedicated public servant and community leader. Possessed of seemingly 
limitless energy and drive, his laundry list of pursuits can only be summarized:

Nick worked annually as an electrician at the Canfield Fair, where he installed the 
light fixtures that still hang under the fairgrounds Grandstand.

He was heavily involved in the West Branch sports programs in which his sons 
participated, coaching Little Warrior’s basketball, serving as president of the West 
Branch Football Booster Club, and founding the West Branch Touchdown Club. Nick 
was also a driving force behind the construction of the West Branch High School 
Football Stadium in 1971.

Nick was elected by his neighbors to 3 terms as a Goshen Township Trustee, 
serving 12 years, and was instrumental in local Damascus activities for decades.

He chaired the Patriotism and Citizenship Committee of the Damascus Ruritan Club 
(and for a time served as the club’s President), directed programs for the Damascus 
Founder's Week event, and organized John W. Peterson's “I Love America” 
community choral cantata for America's Bicentennial celebration.

Nick was a generous man with a heart for those in need. In his later years, he raised 
funds for the Relay for Life to fight cancer and mentored a youth as a Big Brother in 
the Big Brother Big Sisters' of America program.

Spurring Nick’s sense of civic responsibility was his steadfast optimism in the 
promise of the American Dream.

Fluent in Romanian, Nick was very proud to be the son of immigrants (Beclean, 
Romania) and became well-known throughout Northeast Ohio for delivering a 
moving public address telling his parents’ story entitled “America as Seen Through 
the Eyes of an Immigrant.” Nick donated all honorariums he received over the years 
to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

A man of great reverence and uncompromising faith in Christ, Nick’s industry for the 
Lord may be his most enduring legacy.

Many will remember his years of service in numerous capacities at Phillips Christian 
Church: High School Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, 
Deacon, Elder, even softball coach (he was known as an intense competitor 
himself.) Later, he and Jean volunteered faithfully as members of Greenford 
Christian Church, and in his last years Nick attended Salem First Friends Church 
with Joyce Kelly, his devoted friend and companion.

Among Nick’s other passions and interests were:

Supporting his children’s and grandchildren’s careers and endeavors.

Following Cleveland professional sports, especially the 1948 World Series 
Champion  Cleveland Indians.

Personal fitness as a patron of the Salem Community Center.

Traveling with Jean throughout North America to sites of historical significance, as 
well as Alaska and Nova Scotia.

Membership in the Romanian Luel Society, Damascus Historical Society, and the 
Ohio Farm Bureau.

Continuous learning and personal growth. Nick was an avid reader of historical 
biographies and could truly be called an amateur historian of the Second World 
War; in middle age, Nick furthered his formal education through independent 
coursework at Kent State University’s Salem branch; and upon retirement, he took 
up downhill skiing.

And finally, his longest-lived pastime was to sit on the front porch and survey his 
farm as the sun set.

 

Nick Cosma Jr. believed in love of country, submission to God, and duty to family 
and community. He stood for these values each morning when he rose to “attack 
the day” with boldness and indefatigable energy.

Nick truly embodied zeal for life. Indeed, to many who knew him he often seemed 
larger than life.

His encouragement will be missed. His passion will be carried forward.

Nick is survived by:

Daughter, Deborah Cosma, Alliance

Son, Mark Cosma (Susan), Alliance

Son, Timothy Cosma (Debra), Salem

Daughter, Peggy Christy (Mike), Sebring

8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 nephews.

 

His special friend, Joyce Kelly, of Salem.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jean Snyder Cosma, on March 7, 
2005. She was a remarkable woman of God, and truly a saint. She supported Nick 
in all he did, and her loss is still grieved by all who knew her.

Sister, Mary Whitehill and brother-in-law Bob Whitehill

Sister, Rosie Cosma

Infant brother

A special word of thanks goes to Dr. Thomas Vrable and the loving staff at Crandall 
Medical Center for their care over the last 15 months, as well as to Dr. Duane 
Kuentz for many, many years of care and friendship.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Phillips Christian Church at 
35459 Salem Grange Road, Salem, OH 44460.

To view Nick’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Sara Jane “Sis” McLaughlin, 94, passed away Wednesday 
morning, May 6, 2020 at Christian House Assisted Living, East Palestine.

Sis was born on August 22, 1925 in Cannelton, PA, daughter of the late Clifford and 
Clara Nicely McCowin and had lived in this area most of her life.

Sara had worked as a postal clerk for the Negley Post Office and was a member of 
Negley United Methodist Church. She had also been a member of the East 
Palestine Chapter #381 Order of Eastern Star.

Her husband, James Elton McLaughlin, whom she married on May 16, 1947, 
preceded her in death on, December 12, 2017.

Sara is survived by her daughter, Vicky L. (Gary) Mohr of East Palestine; 
granddaughter, Allison (Eric) Oltmann of East Palestine; grandson, Jared (Whitney) 
Mohr of Johnstown; four great granddaughters, Aubrey Oltmann, Paige Oltmann, 
Harper Oltmann and Piper Mohr; three great grandsons, Isaac Mohr, Caleb Mohr 
and Levi Mohr.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Genevieve Dickey, and her brother, 
C. William McCowin.

Because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the family has decided to plan a 
memorial celebration with details to be announced at a later date when her family 
and friends can safely gather to celebrate her life.

Private services were held at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine and burial was in Glenview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Negley United Methodist Church or the East 
Palestine Memorial Public Library.

A special thank you to Christian House Assisted Living for their steadfast care and 
compassion.

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

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

Wednesday May 06, 2020

Obituary
  Dorothy M. Lamielle, age 82, went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 4, 2020 
at her home in Uniontown.

  She was born April 4, 1938, in Newman, OH to Russell and Gwelda (Rummins) 
Kahler.

  Dorothy graduated from the former Hartville High School, class of 1956.  She was 
employed at Alliance Community Hospital for 26 years before retiring in 1998.

    Survivors include her daughters, Sherrie (DeLong) Gantz of Hartville, Pamela 
(DeLong) Mallin of Strongsville; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and 
sister Velma (Kahler) Weckbacher of North Canton.

  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 37 
years, Vincent J. Lamielle who passed away in 2003; grandson, Luke Hardesty; and 
brother, Paul Kahler.

  A private family service will be held at Sunset Hills Burial Park.

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

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
BERLIN CENTER, Ohio – Margaret June Jones, age 86, passed away on Friday, 
May 2nd, 2020. 
Maggy was the fifth child of Charles Edwin and Clara (Hartzell) Noble of Berlin 
Center, Ohio. 
Growing up, she loved riding ponies and tormenting her older brothers and sister. 
She attended Berlin Elementary and High School, where she excelled in spelling 
and English. Following graduation she attended nursing school in Youngstown. 
While working as an RN at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, 
she met and married Donald Jones, an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. 
They were married in 1963 and lived in Albuquerque until they retired and moved to 
Truth or Consequences, NM in 1989. Upon Donald’s death in 2007, Maggy moved 
back to Ohio to be near family and friends. 
She enjoyed needle point, music, photography and gambling trips to Laughlin, NV. 
Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Noble, Richard Noble and 
Wilbur Noble; and her sister Evelyn Obenauf. 
She is survived by 19 nieces and nephews who knew her as Aunt Cuckoo. 
Cremation has taken place and private services will be held for the immediate 
family.

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Robert W. Wessell, 96, passed away May 3, 2020. He was born September 26, 
1923, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Walter and Ruth (Boosinger) Wessell. Bob 
and his wife, Peg, were married for 64 years before she passed away in 2009. His 
siblings, Violet Scharnberg, Mary Lou Linsted, and Harry Wessell also preceded him 
in death. He is survived by five children: Steve (Mary) Wessell of Denver, CO; Rick 
(Karen) Wessell of Troutman, NC; Laura (Mark) Bunnell of Painesville, OH; Carrie 
(Jim) Kutney of Lawrenceville, GA; and Sally (Mike) Athmer of Kettering, OH; nine 
grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Bob was a member of Wickliffe 
Presbyterian Church for over 60 years and was an ordained elder. 
In WWII, Bob served in the Army Air Corp, teaching pilots to navigate using the Link 
Celestial Navigation Trainer. He retired from Republic Steel’s Truscon Division and 
was an accomplished carpenter and cabinetmaker. He built the family home where 
he and Peg hosted family and friends for weekends, holidays, and celebrations for 
over 50 years. 
Bob also built a vacation camper, converted a van for traveling, and built heirloom 
furniture. If Peg could dream it, Bob could craft it. He saw a second use for any 
piece of wood. The base of the camper became a garden shed; a TV console 
became a stereo cabinet. He helped family, friends, and neighbors with projects, 
and he built the communion table and led renovations for the church. Bob loved the 
ocean, nature, model trains, and the Indians, Browns, and Cavs. He traveled by 
train to his first Indians game in the 1920s, and was still swimming beyond the 
breakers in his last decade. 
Bob leaves a legacy of kindness and wisdom to his family and all who knew him. A 
private celebration will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial 
contributions may be made to Wickliffe Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Lois Jean Morris, 82, died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital following a year of ill-health.

Lois was born March 16, 1938 in South Beaver Township, PA, a daughter of the late 
Norman and Myrtle Elder and had lived in the Columbiana area for the past 40 
years.  She retired from General Dynamics Corp-Darlington Brick Branch where she 
was office manager for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Mount Calvary 
Community Church, Unity, OH.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially the love of her 
life, Donald Morris whom she married October 17, 1970.  Lois and Don spent their 
retirement years traveling over the United States (including Alaska) and wintering in 
Florida in their beautiful motor home making wonderful friends wherever they went.

Lois is also survived by her sister, LaVon Fawcett and her brother, Larry (Judy) 
Elder; a special stepson and his wife, Bruce (Marie) Morris and stepdaughter, Cindy 
Coffin of Newark, DE; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great 
great granddaughters.  She was the “special Aunt Jeannie” to her nieces and 
nephews who always included her in their lives.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Elder, Jr.

A “Special Thanks” to the staff at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center for the wonderful 
compassionate care they gave her during her time there – she loved you all.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, a Memorial Service will be held at a later time.  
Interment is taking place in Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.  In lieu of flowers, 
the family requests that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary

Jerry Joseph Buchkoski III
It is with deep sorrow we announce that Jerry Joseph Buchkoski III (Jear Bear) has 
passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 29th, 2020 at the age of 25. 

He was born July 7th, 1994 in Garfield Ohio. He had many friends throughout Ohio 
including Stow where the family resides. 

Jerry is survived by his mother Lisa Bower, stepfather Brent Bower, brother and best 
friend John Buchkoski, and his fiancée Angela Taylor. His grandmothers Francine 
Linger, Marie Buchkoski, and Linda Burgess. Along with many aunts, uncles & 
cousins. 

He is predeceased by his grandfathers Terrance Linger, Jerry Buchkoski Sr., William 
Burgess and his father Jerry Buchkoski Jr.

He will be greatly missed by his closest friends Timmy, Bryan, Sean, Jason, Shiv 
and Tommy. He loved cars, riding motorcycles, cooking, music, money and making 
people laugh. Everyone who knew him will miss his amazing smile, the way he sang 
and danced, his unique sense of humor and his homemade pancakes and 
chocolate chip banana bread.

We would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming prayers and support as well 
as Deans Funeral Home for their incredible care of our son Jerry. 

There will be a celebration of his life announced at a later date. Please share your 
online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Services were entrusted to 
Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio. 

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
John W. “Bill” Hoover, age 81, of Homeworth, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Friday May 
1, 2020 at Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital.

 He was born November 30, 1938 in Canton, Ohio to John C. and June (Carman) 
Hoover.

  A 1957 graduate of Louisville High School, Bill was formerly employed by Alliance 
Machine as a Machinist until his retirement in 2000.

  He later worked at Circle Machine in Sebring for three years.

  Mr. Hoover was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. He liked working in the 
yard and spending time with family.

  A U.S. Army veteran, Bill was a dedicated volunteer at Alliance Community 
Hospital for 16 years, volunteering more than 4000 hours.

  Survivors include sons, Gregory A. (Connie) Hoover of Alliance, Jeffrey J. (Paula) 
Hoover of Collinsville OK; grandchildren Cory Hoover, Tyler Hoover, and Abigail 
Hoover; great-grand daughter, Payton; brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Hoover, of 
Alliance; sister, Judy Searfoss of Alliance; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Barbara A. Hoover, whom 
he married July 30, 1960, and who passed away three days prior.

  A memorial mass will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Minerva at a later 
date.  Interment will be at Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 400 W. High 
St. Minerva, OH 44657, The Lymphoma Society, 5700 Brecksville Rd. Suite 202 
Independence, OH 44131, or Aultman/Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State St. Alliance 
OH 44601.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance, 
Ohio. 

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
  John Dewayne Cox, age 61, of Alliance, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at 
home.

  He was born December 27, 1958, in Spruce Pine, NC to John H. and Marie H. 
(Helsel) Cox.

  A 1977 graduate of Marlington High School, John was employed at Best Buy Geek 
Squad and Rockwell Automation in Twinsburg.

John loved building Hot Rods, playing poker, looking at the stars and UFO’s.

  Survivors include his mother, Marie Cox; wife, Diann Cox; two sisters, Kathy Cox, 
and Teresa Cox; brother, Robert John Cox; nephews, Jeremy Cox, and Brandon 
Cox; niece, Kayla Cox; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 John was preceded in death by his father; grandparents Earl M. and Helen M. 
Helsel, and grandmother Mae Cox Autry.

  A private graveside service will be held at Hartzell Cemetery, Thursday May 7, 
2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Hospice for 
all the great care they have provided over the past 11 years.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Donald L. Griffith, age 85, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, 
May 4, 2020 in his home. He was born June 2, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late 
Ralph and Mildred (Kidd) Griffith. Don attended Christ United Methodist Church. He 
worked 28 years for the Dyneer Corp. in Canton and then retired from the Joseph A. 
Jeffries Co.

Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia (Teach) Griffith; a daughter, Christine 
(Robert) Shannon; four sons, Donald S, Timothy (Janice), Curtis, and Scott Griffith; 
four sisters, Thelma Stockberger, Glenn Wyatt, Evelyn Hufler, Teresa Archer; two 
brothers, Wilbur and Stanley Griffith; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral in Louisville with Pastor 
Larry Hinkle officiating. Don will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.

Stier-Israel 330-875-1414

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Donald L. Griffith, age 85, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, 
May 4, 2020 in his home. He was born June 2, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late 
Ralph and Mildred (Kidd) Griffith. Don attended Christ United Methodist Church. He 
worked 28 years for the Dyneer Corp. in Canton and then retired from the Joseph A. 
Jeffries Co.

Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia (Teach) Griffith; a daughter, Christine 
(Robert) Shannon; four sons, Donald S, Timothy (Janice), Curtis, and Scott Griffith; 
four sisters, Thelma Stockberger, Glenn Wyatt, Evelyn Hufler, Teresa Archer; two 
brothers, Wilbur and Stanley Griffith; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral in Louisville with Pastor 
Larry Hinkle officiating. Don will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.

Stier-Israel 330-875-1414

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Nikki Lee Smith passed away on Saturday May 2, 2020 into the loving arms of the 
Lord. She was born Sept 11, 1947 in Salem, Ohio to Lawrence (Mike) and Isabelle 
V. Smallwood.

Nikki was a 1965 graduate of United Local High School. She was employed for a 
number of years at Salem Hospital as a respiratory therapist and later at the 
Buckeye Village Market in Alliance, Ohio. She enjoyed spending time with her 
horses, Windy and Rascal, being outdoors, and spending time at Berlin Lake with 
friends and family. With her contagious laugh, she will be remembered for her kind, 
loving, and gentle spirit. She was an incredibly spiritual soul who was a follower of 
Christ and an inspiration to others.

Nikki was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Isabelle Smallwood, a son, 
Todd W. Smith and a sister-in-law, Kathy Smallwood. Her greatest joy was being 
mother to her three sons: Matthew, Christopher, and Michael Smith. She was 
incredibly proud of all three boys and they will miss her dearly. Nikki is also survived 
by her brother, Don Smallwood and his family, and daughter-in-law, Julie Stoddard 
Smith. Nikki adored her grandchildren Caroline, Nicholas, Sonny and Remy Smith 
and she loved spoiling them with gifts and candy. Close friend and companion Rick 
Seitz held a special place in Nikki’s heart, and he took great care of her for many 
years.

Nikki’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the hospice nurses 
and staff at First and Main Retirement Home in Lewis Center, Ohio and the nursing 
team at Capital City Hospice for the compassionate care they have given Nikki 
during the recent months.

A private family memorial service will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Brown 
Funeral Home at 510 Jennings Avenue in Salem, Ohio. Burial to follow at Hope 
Cemetery.

Memorial contributions made in Nikki’s honor can be sent to Angels for Animals in 
Canfield, Ohio- 4750 S Range, Canfield, Ohio 44406 (330) 549-1111. Arrangements 
have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem, 330-337-6363.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Eugene Chepke, 86, peacefully passed away on May 1, 2020 surrounded by family, 
following a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's. 
Eugene was born in Diamond Ohio in 1933, where he lived on his family’s farm with 
his parents Balasa and Vera Chepke and 10 siblings. Eugene was a lifelong 
member of the American Hungarian Reformed Church in Youngstown (now Rock 
View Christian Church). 
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Ramona (Battershell). He 
leaves behind two brothers George and Thomas Chepke, three daughters Diana 
Kasprzyk, Beth Chepke (Tim Cimperman), Tami Miller (Jim) and two grandsons 
Jason Miller (Makenzie) and Cameron Miller (Alyssa). 
Eugene played basketball, football and ran track at Jackson Milton High school and 
received a full scholarship to Heidelberg College. He played collegiate football at 
Heidelberg for four years. The Student Princes went undefeated in his senior year 
and won three Ohio Conference titles during his college career. Gene played both 
rugby and football while serving in the Army. As an educator he spent his early 
teaching and coaching career at his alma mater Jackson Milton for two years. He 
then spent the next 27 years of his career at Austintown Fitch as a health & physical 
education teacher, football coach and athletic director. Under Gene’s direction the 
athletic program for the Austintown schools encompassed 17 varsity sports, 41 
junior varsity and freshman sports and 18 middle school programs. He also ran 
District and Regional track, football and wrestling tournaments for the state. 
Eugene has been inducted into the Jackson-Milton Athletic Hall of Fame, the 
Heidelberg College Hall of Fame and Austintown Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame, Ohio 
Track Hall of Fame as well as being selected Mahoning County Sportsman of the 
Year and Ohio Athletic Director of the Year. Eugene was awarded numerous other 
accolades during his life in both education and athletics, including Jennings 
Scholarship Award for Excellence in Teaching and Austintown Booster of the Year. 
He also served as the Vice President and President of the Northeastern Ohio 
Athletic Association. Eugene served as an elder of his church and was involved in 
numerous community activities. 
Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and numerous 
friends. He will be remembered for many things, most importantly his sense of 
humor and his work ethic. The stories are endless, and everyone has their favorite 
memory of Coach Chepke. 
A private graveside service will be held for immediate family with a celebration of life 
to be announced at a later time. 
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Eugene's 
memory to the Jackson-Milton Athletic Hall of Fame, 13910 Mahoning Ave., North 
Jackson OH 44451. The Austintown Fitch High School Athletic Hall of Fame, att: 
Dan Bokesch, 4560 Falcon Dr, Austintown, OH 44515.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Paula C. Ehrhart, 70, passed away early Saturday morning, May 2, 
2020 in Wytheville, VA. She was born August 12, 1949 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of Robert E. and Sally A. (Shea) Crawford. Paula was an auditor with PNC Bank for 
33 years, retiring in 2015. She was a member of the F.O.E. Aerie No. 3298 in 
Austintown, the American Legion Post No. 737 in Lake Milton, the Moose Lodge No. 
186 in Warren and the VFW Post No. 4237 in Austintown. Paula loved being with 
family and friends. She enjoyed motorcycles and playing cards. Her husband of 41 
years, Gary J. Ehrhart, whom she married July 29, 1967, died Oct. 9, 2008. Paula is 
survived by her sons, Edward P. Ehrhart of Austintown and James D. Ehrhart of 
Weathersfield; her sister, Linda A. (George) Russ of Austintown; her grandson, 
Jeremy J. Ehrhart of Altoona, PA and her companion, Mike J. Mulhall of Boardman. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. There will be a 
Memorial Service at a later date. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Private services were held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel for Mr. Walter Jones Huebner, age 81. He died peacefully at his 
residence on Sunday, April 26, 2020. 

Walter was born January 10, 1939 to the late Helen Irene (Mlynarski) and John F. 
Huebner. He graduated from South High School in 1957. He enlisted in the US 
Army. Walter served in the 3rd Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany, Ledward 
Caserne Barracks from January 1959 to December 1961. 

In September 1960, while on weekend leave in London, England, he met the love of 
his life, June E. Goodenough of Liverpool, England. They married in Youngstown, 
Ohio on October 20, 1961. Mr. Huebner enlisted in the US Air Force and served 
with the Communication Division, Keesler Air Base in Mississippi, 1962 as well as 
Lakenheath Air Base, England, 1965 and Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 
1967. During that time, they were blessed with a daughter and a son. In 1967, they 
returned to Youngstown and settled down to raise a family. 

Walter proudly worked at General Motors for 34 years from November 1967 until his 
retirement in November 2001. He reenlisted in the US Air Force Reserve in 1971, 
serving in the 76th Mobility Aerial Port Squadron in the 910th at Youngstown ARS. 
During Operation Desert Storm, he deployed to Ramstein AFB, Germany. He 
received decorations for Service in the Cold War as well as Desert Storm and 
retired as a Master Sergeant in 2002. In retirement, he enjoyed working with local 
car dealers as a driver. 

Walter obtained his private pilot certificate in 1977. He shared his love of aviation 
with his son and grandsons. He was a lifelong fan of the YSU football team and 
enjoyed games, road trips, and tailgating with family and friends. He was a lifetime 
member of the American Legion and VFW Post 2799 where he conversed regularly 
with his fellow veterans. Upon hearing the club was to be closed, he generously 
made monetary donations to each server for their personal needs. 
In 2012, he re-met Linda Sarver of Austintown, a close childhood friend from Bryn 
Mawr Plat. They spent the last 8 beautiful years together, enjoying their families, 
travel, music, and all of the best that life has to offer. 
His wife of 42 years, June Ethel (Goodenough) Huebner, preceded him in death on 
March 14, 2004. He often said, “No two days were ever the same.” Walter loved his 
family dearly and will be greatly missed by beloved companion Linda Sarver; one 
brother, William Huebner of Girard, Ohio; two children Diane (Huebner) Olekshuk of 
New Middletown, Ohio and John Huebner of Camarillo, California; son-in-law David 
Olekshuk, daughter-in-law, Mary (Wirtz) Huebner; 5 grandchildren, Ashley E. 
Olekshuk, Walter A. Huebner, William J. Huebner, Thomas M. Huebner, and 
Jonathon Elliott Huebner; nephew Craig Huebner and niece Shari Huebner. He also 
leaves extended family members in England and Australia. 

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Mr. Walter Huebner to Saint 
Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Naomi E. Unkefer, age 95, of Daytona Beach Florida, and formerly of Alliance, 
passed away May 1, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

  She was born November 11, 1924 in Garrison, Pennsylvania to Jesse B. and Lillie 
(Pethel) Anderson.

  A graduate of Waynesburg High School in Pennsylvania, Naomi worked as a 
waitress and pie maker at Perkins for 28 years. She also worked at Alliance 
Manufacturing for several years.

  She was a member of the Freeburg Church of the Brethren.

    Survivors include her sons, Robert W. (Peggy) Hubbs, of Owens Cross Roads, 
Alabama, and Mark Hubbs, of Alliance; many grand and great grandchildren; and 
brother, Fred Anderson of Aliquippa, PA.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Unkefer, whom she married 
Oct. 9, 1992; and who died April 8, 2003; an infant son, Charles Gary Hubbs; sons, 
David Ray Hubbs, and Kenneth A. Hubbs; and brothers, Wilbur Perry and Ray 
Anderson, Charles Junior Anderson, and sister, Eva Farley.                                                               

 A private family service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

 Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

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

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
 Jeffery Linn Bowman, age 60, of Alliance, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, 
April 30, 2020 at Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital.

  He was born May 20, 1959 in Alliance, Ohio to Glenn and Frances (Mikol) 
Bowman.

  A graduate of Canton McKinley High School, Jeff also graduated from Lamar 
University in Orange, Texas.

  He formerly worked in maintenance at St. Joseph’s Care Center, Republic 
Storage, and was currently employed at Clem Lumber in Shipping and Receiving.

  Jeff was a member of the Sebring Church of the Nazarene.

  His hobbies included fishing, shooting, traveling to Amish Country, and spending 
time with his family.

  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Ring) Bowman, whom he married July 30, 
1979; son, Mitch Mitchell, of Alliance, daughters, Jennifer (Huston) Kiser of 
Marlboro, Tabbatha (Joe) Roth of Mantua, and son, Jeffery Bowman II, of Alliance;  
eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Glenn (Judy) Bowman 
of Alliance, David (Jan) Bowman, of Canton, Glenna Campbell of Canton, Wayne 
Bowman of Canton, and Martha (Gary) Fox of Ball Ground, GA.

  Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Wade Bowman.

 Per the family’s wishes, no services will be held.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for their discretion, or to the 
SAM Center, (Serving Area Military Members and Widows), 413 Lincolnway East, 
Massillon, OH 44646.

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

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Nelson S. Garnes Sr., age 76, of Alliance, died early Friday morning, at 6:50 a.m., 
May 1, 2020, at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  Nelson was born in Lisbon, Ohio to Ralph and Elma (Parsons) Garnes.    He was a 
1962 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School.

  He was employed by Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg for over 30 years until 
retirement in 1994.

  Nelson was a member of the First Church of God, where he taught Sunday school. 
He was also president of the Twilighter’s Group, served on the board of trustees, a 
past-president of the Men of the Church, and also chaired funeral dinners with his 
wife, Mary. Nelson was also an active member of the Chapter 5 CB Club, and The 
Golden Mike Club. He enjoyed camping, gardening, and working on old cars.

  Survivors include his wife, Mary (Williams) Garnes whom he married March 10, 
1962; daughter Marie (Dwain) Unkefer of Beloit; two sons, Nelson (Shelley Pierce) 
Garnes of Beloit, and Ralph (Carmen) Garnes of Alliance; 5 grandchildren, Heather 
King, Meara Garnes, Emily Unkefer, Eric (Heather) Unkefer; one great-grandson 
Bryer Unkefer; one sister, Dolly (Gene) Morrison of Minerva; and brother Lawrence 
(Carolyn) Garnes of Alliance. 

  Nelson is preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson Brody Unkefer; and 3 
sisters and 2 brothers.

  A private service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Tuesday, May 5th with Pastor Dale Gruver officiating. Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God   

505 N. Lincoln Ave Alliance, OH 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends 
may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Donald John Haubert, 91, passed away May 1, 2020 after an extended illness and 
brief stay in hospice.  Don was born in Canton, Ohio on October 31, 1928 to the late 
Harold and Lucille (Bleier) Haubert.  Don was very active at Louisville HS, including 
playing trumpet in the band, football, and his first love, catcher on the baseball 
team.  Upon graduating in 1946, he joined the Army Air Corps and achieved the 
rank of Staff Sergeant in his three-year stint while also playing on the base 
basketball, baseball, and football teams.  After marriage and starting a family, Don 
worked at both Republic Steel and the family fruit farms, until exclusively working at 
the family business, Hilltop Orchards in East Canton and Minerva, until his 
retirement.  In his retirement Don spent countless hours working and managing his 
beloved campground and property at Haubert’s Hide-Away in Minerva.  Don 
enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and camping at many 
memorable destinations.  He was a man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, 
had a grip like a vise, could fix almost anything, and could always bring a smile to 
your face with one of his many “colorful”, wonderfully descriptive, farm sayings.  Don 
loved his dogs and they loved him!  Dad was a good man who will be dearly missed 
by his family. Don was proceeded in death by his parents, a sister Doris Gill and son 
Dr. James Haubert.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patty (McKimm) 
Haubert, sons John Haubert of Midlothian, VA, Jeff (Christy) Haubert of Minerva, 
Doug (Krista) Haubert of North Canton, and daughter Tina (Jim) Fitzpatrick of 
Green, sisters Janet Wartluft , Carol Martig, 11 grandchildren and his dog, Nellie.  In 
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to St. Joseph’s 
Catholic Church of Alliance.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private family 
ceremony will be held at a later date.                        Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-
875-1414

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Lucille Schmucker, 96, of Hesston, KS died May 1, 2020.  She was born March 4, 
1924 to the late John and Bertha Sommers in Louisville, OH.  She is preceded in 
death by her husband, Leonard, a son, Ronald, three sister: Maxine Martin Brooks, 
Mildred Schmucker, Arline Schmucker, and a brother, Earl Sommers.

On February 20, 1945, Lucille married her high school sweetheart, Leonard 
Schmucker.  They were married 64 years.  They had six children—three girls and 
three boys. Leonard and Lucille pastored two churches in Manistique and Imlay 
City, Michigan.  Lucille became a nurse aide after the children were in school and 
she worked in a local hospital.  This work was very rewarding for her.

In 1975, the family moved to Hesston, KS for additional schooling and Lucille 
continued her Nurse Aide work in a local hospital and then at Schowalter Villa 
Nursing Center until her retirement in 1989.  She was a member of Hesston 
Mennonite Church. During retirement they moved to their home community of 
Louisville, OH to be close to relatives. After her husband’s death, Lucille returned to 
Hesston, KS to live at Schowalter Villa. Lucille enjoyed quilting, was a wonderful 
baker and cook, and opened her home for others in need. Survivors include:  five 
children: Lillian and Michael Badrak of Jackson, MI; Marvin and Lee Schmucker of 
Wichita, KS; Myrna Roiser of Rochester Hills, MI; Carol and Dave Fite of 
Quarryville, PA; Darrel and DeeAnn Schmucker of Sacramento, CA; daughter-in-law 
Lisa Schmucker of DeSoto, KS; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Lucille will be laid rest, beside her husband Leonard, in Beech Mennonite Church 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Memorial gifts may be sent to Schowalter Villa (200 W. Cedar Street, Hesston, KS 
67062 or www.schowalter-villa.org ); Mennonite Mission Network (PO Box 370, 
Elkhart, IN 46515-0370 or www.mennonitemission.net) or Beech Mennonite Church 
(10037 Easton Street, Louisville, OH 44641 or www.beachmennonitechurch.org.

                                                Stier-Israel Funeral 

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Gerald Lee Conrad, age 90, of Alliance, OH passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 
Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center in Canton, OH. He was born May 24, 1929 
to the late Raymond and Mattie (Stutzman) Conrad. He was a graduate of Louisville 
High School and worked for AT&T for 31 years. After retirement he was employed 
by Mount Union University where he installed a new telephone system and worked 
for 10 years until his retirement in 1995. Jerry was a life-long member of Beech 
Mennonite Church where he was an elder for many years and held many different 
offices throughout his life.  He was a former member of the Washington Ruritans 
Club. He enjoyed camping with his wife, children and grandchildren and he loved 
bowling, golfing, carving and wood working. Jerry married Melva (Schloneger) 
Conrad whom he had known since childhood. She was a wonderful, loving 
companion for 68 years. He is survived by his wife Melva and three children, Bonnie 
(Galen) Stutzman, Jude (Ross) Miller, Paul (Rhonda) Conrad; Grandchildren, Ben 
(Myka) Stutzman, Ryan (Bethany) Stutzman, Andrew (Anne) Miller, Jocelyn (Ryan) 
Reed, Ashley (Nate) Mast, Austin, Michelle and Chad Conrad; great-grandchildren, 
Estia and Truen Stutzman, Madison, Kate and Caden Miller, Aveline Grace 
Stutzman, Addilyn Reed, Zion and Malcolm Conrad; many nieces, nephews and 
wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Cletus 
Conrad, a sister, Naomi Conrad Ulrich, granddaughter, Lynn Miller and great-
granddaughter, Isella Stutzman. 

A private burial for immediate family will be held on Tuesday, May 5 where Jerry will 
be laid to rest in Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery. A celebration of life service 
will be planned for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Disaster 
Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Little Eden Camp, 3721 Portage Point 
Dr, Onekama, MI 49675 with a note indicating in memory of Jerry Conrad. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                            Stier-Israel 

Sunday May 03, 2020

Obituary
Salem- Peggy Lee Greenwood McLaughlin, age 76, of Salem, passed away on 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana.

She was born on January 11, 1944 in East Liverpool, OH, a daughter of the late 
William and Betty Stype Greenwoood.

Peggy graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1961 and went on to study at 
the Robert Morris business college in Pittsburgh, PA.  She worked as a bookkeeper 
most of her adult life and retired in 2006.  She was a member of the Bethlehem 
Church of Nazarene in Bethlehem, PA, and attended First Friends church in Salem.  
In her early years, she was a Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, board 
member and missions director.  Peggy loved her family and was an avid reader.  
She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and was a formidable Scrabble player.  She enjoyed 
cruises, her favorite vacations being a cruise to Alaska with Len for their 40th 
wedding anniversary, as well as one along the coast of New England and Canada.  
She is loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Peggy is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Leonard “Len” McLaughlin, 
whom she married on July 3, 1962; daughter, Michelle (Frank) Diaz of Dover, NH; 
son, Michael (Kristin) McLaughlin of Leesburg, VA; two sisters, Joyce (Leroy) 
McLaughlin of Rogers, OH, and Judy Brown of Columbiana, OH, and by a brother, 
Joe (Carol) Greenwood of Canfield, OH.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, 
Danielle (Mike) Frothingham, Conor McLaughlin, Makena McLaughlin, Maddie 
Blackwell, and Betsy Blackwell, as well as a great grandson, Everett Frothingham, 
many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at a 
later date.

Private family services were held and Peggy was laid to rest at Crest Haven 
Memorial Gardens in New Waterford, OH.

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

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

Saturday May 02, 2020

Obituary
Ann J. Semko, 87, of North Jackson, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2020, at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
Born July 25, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, Ann was the daughter of the late Joseph 
and Mary (Barila) Guzi. 
Ann was a devoted wife and homemaker; she enjoyed volunteering and helping 
others. She was a former member of St. Elizabeth Church, the Rosary Society, the 
Ladies Guild and Ladies Penn Lodge. She was a current member of Our Lady of the 
Lake Church. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Andrew Semko 
whom she married September 25, 1952 and died June 7, 1995; her brother Joseph 
Guzi and her sister Mary Luchansky. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Robert (Sandy) Semko and Lynda 
(David) Sonnenlitter; her grandchildren Samantha (Wesley) Truitt and Annie (Brad) 
Creatore; and her great granddaughter Cora. 
Private services were held and Ann was laid to rest beside her husband in Calvary 
Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Saturday May 02, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana, OH - Thomas C. Rambo, age 79, formerly of California, KY, passed 
away Friday afternoon, May 1, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland, OH.

Dr. Rambo was born on August 28, 1940 in Ranipet, India, son of the late Victor and 
Louise Birch Rambo. He moved to the US to attend the College of Wooster, in 
Wooster, OH, then moved on to earn his doctorate in biology from the Ohio State 
University. He spent two years teaching at Haile Selassie University in Alemaya, 
Ethiopia.

Thomas was a professor (emeritus) of biology at Northern Kentucky University, 
where he received the Outstanding Professor, Professor of the Year, and Strongest 
Influence Faculty awards. He was a founding member of the university faculty when 
he was hired in 1972. He also served as lay pastor at California Christian Church for 
25 years and was most recently a member of First Christian Church in Covington, 
KY.

Baseball (Cincinnati Reds). Birds (always watching). Ice cream (Graeter’s). Warmth 
(temperature and personality). Travel (Costa Rica and beyond). Teaching (Always). 
Music (classical). Faith.

But above all, generosity. Every student was his “kid,” every person someone to be 
lifted up. He shed literal blood for the mosquitoes in his lab and selflessly sacrificed 
his lap for the comfort of his dogs—and even a cat or two. He opened his home to 
many, sharing the peace of the surrounding nature with everyone who visited. He 
loved his family with a quiet intensity you knew you could always count on—even 
when he was biting his tongue to keep from yelling about some stupid thing his kids 
had done.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elinor E. Emery, whom he married on July 6, 
1968; his son, T. Birch (Sharon) Rambo of Crockett, VA; his daughter, Elisabeth 
(Fritz) Nelson of Columbiana, OH; five grandchildren, Micah Rambo, Rosalind H. 
Rambo, Clara Lederer, Tabitha Lederer and Eric Nelson; a brother, Dr. William (Dr. 
Lydia Englehardt) Rambo of Charleston, SC; and a sister, Barbara Hoshiko of 
Ashland, OH.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Walters, and a brother, Dr. V. 
Birch Rambo.

Services will be held at First Christian Church, Covington, KY, on a date to be 
determined later.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, Covington, KY, or the 
Northern Kentucky University COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

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

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

Friday May 01, 2020

Obituary
Ruth G. Saare, 91, of Mineral Ridge, passed away on April 30, 2020 at the Hospice 
House in Poland. 
Born August 20, 1928 in Girard, Ohio, she was the daughter of George and Carrie 
(Goss) Pullin. 
Ruth was a 1946 graduate of Girard High School. Her family was the center of her 
world. She was a devoted Christian and homemaker who loved to bake for family 
and friends. Ruth worked as a caretaker at Glenview Nursing Home for over 10 
years. 
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William A. Saare, whom 
she married May 29, 1954 and died June 5, 2012, and her brother Robert Pullin. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children George Saare and Karen (Paul) 
Cassano; her grandchildren Samuel (Stephanie) Cassano, Georgia (Brandon) Kirby, 
and Jesse (Shannon) Cassano; and her great grandchildren Arizona, Braydon, and 
Creighton. 
Private services will be held and Ruth will be laid to rest beside her husband at Kerr 
Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the 
Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514.

Friday May 01, 2020

Obituary
NILES-Alice H. Prucey, 80, passed away early Friday morning, May 1, 2020 at her 
home that she shared with her aunt, Bette Harris. She was born June 17, 1939 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of Harry A. and Edna M. (Neville) Huffman. Alice was 
employed at Delphi Packard for 30 years, retiring in 1999. After retiring she was 
employed by Goldsteins Furniture Outlet in Canfield. Alice was a 1957 graduate of 
Mecca High School and remained close to her graduating class through the years. 
Alice loved NASCAR and enjoyed reading and knitting. She is survived by her sons, 
Brian D. (Carole) Prucey of Bossier City, LA and Gregory V. (Grzesiek) Prucey of 
Katowice, Poland; her daughters, Kathleen T. (Don) Teeter of Indianapolis, IN and 
Dianne M. (David) Eyster of Austintown; her brothers, Harold (Joanne) Huffman of 
Warren, Howard Huffman of Niles and Ron (Mary Ann) Huffman also of Niles; her 
sister, Judy (Roger) Reber of Warren; her grandchildren, Rebecca (Matthew) 
Hickey, David Carpenter, Lindsay Eyster and Jeremy Eyster; her great-
grandchildren, Connor Hickey and Duncan Hickey and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Huffman 
and her sister, Robin Huffman. The family would like to thank Alice’s care-giver, April 
Rager and MVI Hospice for their compassionate care and concern for Alice. A 
Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions in Alice’s name may be given to the American Cancer Society, 525 
North Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Friday May 01, 2020

ARLAN'S OBITUARY
Arlan Frederick Mason  89, of Salem, died at 1:56 Pm Thursday, April 30, 2020, just 
two days after his wife at Salem West Healthcare also following complications of the 
Covid-19 virus.
 
He was born on September 29, 1930, in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late John 
Slater and Emma (Miller) Mason.
 
He was employed at Mullins Mfg (nka American Standard) from 1948 to 1993. Arlan 
enjoyed playing his guitar and had played at one point in a country band.  He 
enjoyed the outdoors and liked to ride his Harley in his younger years. He and 
Marilyn enjoyed traveling around learning and researching the ancestry of their 
families.  Arlan liked to do woodworking in his spare time.
 
He is survived by three children; William R. (Lori) Mason, of Virginia, Arlan F. Mason 
II of Illinois, and Jeffrey L. Mason of Salem, six grandchildren, thirteen great-
grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, Arlan was preceded in death two days ago by his wife of 
71 years, the former Marilyn Milda Noll who also died from the Corna-19 virus, and 
his siblings: Helen Christofarris, Esther Snyder, Dorothy Topel, and Joseph and 
Roland Mason.
 
A joint private family service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 11 A.M. at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. The Rev. 
John Bush will be officiating and the burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. A private 
visitation for the family will be at 10:30 A.M. Due to the Covid-19, we are limiting the 
services to the family at the funeral home. The visitation and funeral will be 
broadcast on YouTube starting at 10:30 A.M. When the video stream has started, 
links will be posted on our website and Facebook page. You may visit our website at 
apgreenisenfh.com to sign the guestbook, or our Facebook page at 
fb.me/APGreenisen to like and comment on the obituary.

Friday May 01, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Esther “Louise” Lianna, age 88 died Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was 
born October 2, 1931 in Barnesville, OH, the daughter of the late John and Bessie 
(Ankrom) Gatchel.

Esther worked as an executive secretary for 22 years at Eljer Corp. She was a 
member of Salem United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Auxiliary, a Red Cross volunteer, 
Salem United Methodist Women, card clubs, enjoyed golf and bowling.

Her husbands, John Burgess, Donald Biddison and Rudolph John “Lee” Lianna 
preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelley (Larry) Kurtz of Youngstown and a sister, Betty 
Pokas of Martinsferry.

Besides her parents and husbands, a brother, Ralph Gatchel and a sister, Evelyn 
Carpenter also preceded her in death.

A private service will be held Monday, May 4, 2020 at Stark Memorial. Burial will be 
held at Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist 
Church, P.O. Box 463, Salem, OH 44460 or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial 
Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

To view Esther’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Michael R. Caspary, 52, of Youngstown, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus. Michael was born July 30, 1967 in 
Youngstown, the son 
of Frank and Dolores (Slater) Caspary. He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School, Class of 1985 and had studied at the Mahoning County Career and 
Technical Center. Michael was an Eagle Scout who worked for the Mahoning 
County Engineer’s office. He enjoyed watching baseball and NASCAR as well as 
time spent vacationing with family. He found joy in 
volunteering to assist others in their daily needs with doctor’s appointments, 
shopping, and 
much more. Michael was a former member of Wickliffe Presbyterian Church and in 
later years, a member of the Gospel Baptist Church in Poland, OH. Michael leaves 
one sister, Sally Lucas, and her husband, Kenneth of Austintown, one aunt, Arlene 
Slater whom he was very close to, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Michael was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service celebrating 
Michael’s life will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their 
gratitude for the exceptional care Michael received over the past years from Iron 
and String Life Enhancement. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Deborah Jean Logston, 57 

Deborah Jean Logston, 57 of Warren died Wednesday, April 22nd at her residence 
following a long illness. Deborah was born November 5, 1962 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of the late Robert and Frances Cummings Wayne. She graduated from 
Chaney High School and had worked for Kraftmaid, Dillon’s Plastic Factory, and 
Johnson’s Rubber Company, all in Middlefield. Deborah was a simple woman and 
found pleasures in the simple things in life like camping, gardening and being 
outdoors. She enjoyed sitting in her backyard, watching and feeding the birds, 
especially the cardinals. She also loved motorcycles and never passed up a chance 
to take a ride. Deborah will be missed by her five sons, Timothy Pelar, Chris Pelar, 
Brandon Pelar all of Warren, Greg Lazzara of Erie, PA and Cody Logston of 
Champion; five sisters, Barbara Barringer of North Jackson, Laura (Tim) Wilks of 
Niles, Francine (Eric) Brunstetter of Warren, Cindy (Randy) Harris and, Pam 
Granger both of Florida and three grandchildren, Ethan, Sophie and Cecilia. 
Besides her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her step-father, Jack 
Sanson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel.

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Farmdale - Gerard "Jerry" V. Joseph, 74, passed away Thursday evening, April 29, 
2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren. 
Jerry was born on April 11, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Frank Pehowic 
and Mary Joseph. 
He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Pittsburgh and a proud veteran of 
the United States Army serving his country from July 23, 1969 until he was 
honorably discharged on July 1, 1975. After his discharge he married his wife 
Darlene (Harnicher) Joseph on January 7, 1976. 
He loved spending time with his family, driving his grandchildren around in a wagon 
from his tractor, swimming, and telling jokes. He also collected coins, guns, and 
model cars. 
Jerry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 44 years Darlene; children JJ 
(Michelle) Joseph, Jolene (Mike) Kreh, Melissa (Ian) Albrecht, and Bryan (Tarra) 
Joseph; grandchildren, Matthew, Christian, Jenna, Jaianna, Kyle, Grace, Jonathan, 
and Jada; sisters, Theresa, Dede, Mary, and Frannie. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Frank and sister Mary 
Rita. 
Services for Jerry are private, and burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in 
Bazetta Township. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to American Lung 
Association or St. Jude's Children Hospital. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Karen R. Sikora, 81, of Columbiana, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 
Whispering Pines Village, Columbiana.

Mrs. Sikora was born September 9, 1938 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Kenneth C. and Virginia Seneca Close and had lived in this area all of her life.  She 
was a 1956 graduate of North Lima High School and had been employed as a sales 
person at the former Woolworth Department Store for several years.

She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Columbiana.  Karen loved to read, 
visit with family and friends, and complete jigsaw puzzles.

Her husband, Paul F. Sikora, whom she married June 28, 1958 died November 10, 
1989.  After the death of her beloved husband, Paul, she met her soul mate, Sam 
Madden in 1994.  Together, they traveled to many countries and states until his 
death.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kay Ann Close Joseph.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2020 at St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church, Columbiana with the Reverend Christopher Cicero officiating.  
Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery.

It was Karen’s wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. 
Jude Roman Catholic Church Building Fund.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.  Sign the register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Barbara A. Hoover, age 78, of Homeworth, passed away at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday, April 
28, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center.

  She was born May 20, 1941 in Alliance, Ohio to John W. and Ann (Bright) Miller. A 
graduate of Alliance High School, class of 1959, Barbara was formerly employed by 
Dr. Lawrence Mitchell and later retired from Alliance Obstetrics in 2014 after 31 
years of service as Office Manager.

 Mrs. Hoover was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading 
and gardening, and most of all spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband, John William Hoover, whom she married July 30, 
1960; sons, Gregory A. (Connie) Hoover of Alliance, Jeffrey J. (Paula) Hoover of 
Collinsville, OK; grandchildren Cory Hoover, Tyler Hoover, and Abigail Hoover; 
great-grand daughter, Payton; sisters, Alice (Larry) Allen of Louisville, and Betty 
(Donald) Bistrow of Austintown; also several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.

  A memorial mass will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Minerva at a later 
date.  Interment will be at Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church     400 W. High 
St. Minerva, OH 44657, The Lymphoma Society 5700 Brecksville Rd. Suite 202 
Independence, OH 44131, and Aultman Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State St. Alliance 
OH 44601  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home, Alliance, Ohio. 

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Obituary
Diana D. Sweeney, 71 of Cortland, died Friday morning, April 24, 2020, at her 
home. She was born October 29, 1948 in Warren, the daughter of the late Casey L. 
and Dorothy C. Davis Robakewicz. She was a lifetime area resident and grew up in 
Rome, Ohio. 

Diana worked as a self employed CPA, working from her home until her retirement 
in 1990. She was a 1966 graduate of Grand Valley High School and received her 
bachelors degree in business administration from YSU. She also served on 
Cortland City council for 20 years. 

Diana attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warren. She was a member of the 
Mahoning Valley CPA chapter of the Ohio Society of CPA's. Diana enjoyed 
gardening and reading, especially about current events. 

She is survived by two brothers, Casimer L. "Butch" (Cathy Kish) Robakewicz Jr. of 
Bristolville and John (Jane) Robakewicz of Rome. Her husband, George Nelson 
Sweeney, Jr., whom she married March 15, 1975 preceded her in death September 
11, 2008. 

Per Diana's wishes there will be no services or calling hours. Entombment will be at 
the All Souls Cemetery mausoleum in Bazetta. Arrangements were entrusted to 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. 

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

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Obituary
Wanda Spangler, age 82, of Canton, OH passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. She 
was born August 8, 1937 in Webster Springs, West Virginia to the late Otis and Ina 
Osburn. She was a member of Maranatha Bible Church. Wanda loved Jesus and 
her grandchildren. She also enjoyed teaching both Sunday school and art classes.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spangler, in 1999; two 
sisters, Alma Marko and Barbara Gahring. She is survived by her daughter, Holly 
(Andy) Rist; her son, James (Colleen) Spangler; a sister, Shirleen Ramsey; two 
brothers, Meredith (Carylon) Osburn and Gary (Kim) Osburn; 6 grandchildren, 
Abigail, Andrew, Noah, Carter, Caetlin and Lincoln.

A private family graveside service will be in Evergreen Memorial Garden, where she 
will be laid to rest beside her husband. A service to celebrate Wanda’s life is being 
planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers and to share in her love for missions, 
please donate to Equip Ministries International at 
https://www.equipministriesinternational.org/     

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home   

Wednesday April 29, 2020

MARILYN'S OBITUARY
Marilyn Milda (Noll) Mason, 88, of Salem, died at 3:15 Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 
Salem West Healthcare due to Covid-19 virus.
 
She was born on April 4, 1932, in Salem, the daughter of the late Roy and Marie 
(Schwebach) Noll.
 
 
Marilyn worked at Salem Label as a Roll Print Press Operator for 14 years. She also 
worked for Dr. Richard Pasco DC as an insurance clerk for four years. Marilyn went 
to Kent State University later in life and graduated with a degree in Business. She 
also volunteered at the Salem Memorial Building to assist local residents with filing 
their taxes.
 
Marilyn loved to research and learn things her entire life. It allowed her to be a good 
teacher in helping others. This was also a big help to her over the years as she did 
research of the family ancestry.
 
In her spare time she loved to be outdoors in the flower beds and vegetable garden. 
She then liked to bring in her harvest and make delicious meals all year round. In 
her quiet times you could find her crafting and knitting in her home.
 
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Arlan F. Mason Sr., whom she married 
on July 23, 1948, three children; William R. (Lori) Mason, of Virginia, Arlan F. Mason 
II of Illinois, and Jeffrey L. Mason of Salem, six grandchildren, thirteen great-
grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, Roy L. Noll and Marie (Schwebach) Noll Vaughn, She 
was preceded in death by her son Charles J. Mason, and brother Paul J. Noll.
 
Private family services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 11 A.M. at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. The Rev. 
John Bush will be officiating and the burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. A private 
visitation for the family will be at 10:30 A.M. Due to the Covid-19, we are limiting the 
services to the family at the funeral home. The visitation and funeral will be 
broadcast on YouTube starting at 10:30 A.M. When the video stream has started, 
links will be posted here on our website and Facebook page. You may sign the 
guestbook here on our website, or visit our Facebook page at fb.me/APGreenisen to 
like and comment on the obituary.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
Melvin D. Royer, age 89, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He 
was born December 6, 1930 in Canton, OH to the late Donald and Martha (Weisel) 
Royer. Melvin was a retired Dairy Farmer. He was a member of the Chapel in 
Marlboro, the Farm Bureau and American Dairy Farmers.

Melvin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carol (Miller) Royer; two daughters, 
Demie (Donald) Cuenot, Sandra (Harold) Newman; four sons, Tim (Cheryl), Greg 
(Jeannine), Dan, and Joel (Kelly) Royer; a sister, Marviene Miller; two brothers, 
Lorin (Marilyn) Royer, David Royer; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Royer and a brother Orin 
Royer.

A private family service and burial will be Saturday morning in Sunset Hills Memory 
Garden. A service to celebrate Melvin’s life is being planned for a future date.  
Memorial donations may be made to the Chapel in Marlboro or St. Joseph Care 
Center. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
Wilbur L. Cole, 81, passed away on April 22, 2020 at Humility House due to 
complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Will was born in Youngstown on August 11, 
1938 to the late Wilbur E. & Frieda Cummings Cole. 
Will lived most of his life in the Youngstown area. He graduated from Austintown 
Fitch High School in 1956 and went on to continue his education at Youngstown 
State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. He 
was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and remains an alumnus 
attending many functions and activities throughout the years, also attending many 
basketball and football games. Will began his career as an insurance adjuster, 
working in different areas for a short while, but made his way back to his hometown, 
Youngstown, where he wanted to be. He was employed by Erie Insurance Company 
for 32 years as a litigation specialist retiring in 2001. He belonged to the Claims 
Association throughout his career. After his retirement from Erie Insurance 
Company, he later went on to become a bus driver for the Austintown Local School 
District and he enjoyed driving the kids back and forth to school and on field trips 
until he retired again in 2014. 
Will’s passion was golf and he belonged to many golf leagues throughout his life. He 
enjoyed his yearly trips to North Carolina with his many friends. Will loved spending 
time with his family and especially loved to attend and watch his grandchildren’s 
sports and activities. He was an avid fan of the Thiel Tomcats, Ohio State Buckeyes 
and the Cleveland Indians, taking his children and grandchildren to many Indians 
games. Tuesday night cards with his cousins will not be the same as he looked 
forward to that weekly. Will also enjoyed many years from grade school to college 
and thru life with hi