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Obituary
Guilford Lake– Roy Lane Crick, 
60, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at 
his home. He was born April 9, 
1960 in Alliance, son of the late 
Ronnie and Marjorie “Louise” 
(Eberling) Crick.

Roy was a 1978 graduate of West 
Branch High School and attended 
Kent State Salem, receiving his 
bachelor’s degree in business law. 
He was owner/operator of a 
commercial construction company 
for 35 years.

Survivors include his daughters, 
Rachel (Nick) Wolfe and their 
children, Dakota Wolfe, Taylor 
Crick, Damon Wolfe, Tristan 
Wolfe, Kaysie Wolfe and Kane 
Wolfe of Lisbon; Melissa (Corey) 
Witherspoon and their children, 
Isaac Witherspoon, Corbin 
Witherspoon of Salem; step-
children, Anthony and Samantha 
Rhodes of Lisbon; sister, Ronda 
Norataj; brothers, Ronnie “Allen” 
Crick, Richard “Kevin” Crick, 
Robin “Dean” Crick and Ryan 
“Lee” Crick.

Besides his parents, a sister, Renee 
“Cricket” Crick also preceded him 
in death.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 
2021 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Randy Savage officiating. Burial 
will be held at Highland Memorial 
Park in Beloit.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, 
March 23, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. and 
Wednesday one hour prior to 
service at the funeral home. Please 
adhere to social distancing, do not 
linger, and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market 
St. Youngstown, OH 44512 or 
Visiting Angels, 1285 E. Pidgeon 
Rd. #A, 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.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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





Obituary
Joel W. Hostetler, age 66, of 
Canton, OH, passed away 
Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was 
born in Canton, Ohio on June 11, 
1954 to the late Leon and Marlene 
(James) Hostetler. Joel was a 1972 
graduate of Louisville High School 
and was retired from the Timken 
Co. He was a member of the 
Greater Canton Slo-Pitch Softball 
Hall of Fame.

Joel is survived by a daughter, 
Lesha (Jeff) Powell; a son, Shaun 
Hostetler; two sisters, Kelley 
Poyser and Shawna (Patrick) Keefe; 
a brother, Brent (Diane) Hostetler; 
eight grandchildren, Jeff, Jakob, 
Codie, Tyson, Riley, Jacie, Chyler 
and Taylor.

Funeral services will be 6:30pm 
Monday at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville with Rev. Dr. 
David Anderson officiating. Calling 
hours will be from 5 till 6:30pm 
Monday at the funeral home. 
Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                         Stier – 
Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Susanna Scheel, age 99, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully on Sunday, March 14, 
2021. She was born in Romania on 
Nov. 2, 1921 to the late Martin and 
Susanna Rampelt. Susanna was a 
lifelong member of First Lutheran 
Church in Canton and the Alliance 
of Transylvania Saxons. She loved 
to spend time with her 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband 
Michael in 1993; four sisters and 
two brothers. Susanna is survived 
by her daughter, Erika (Larry) 
Begue; two grandchildren, Aaron 
(Sarah) Begue and Taressa 
(Brandon) Lawrence; four great-
grandchildren, Griffin and Elliott 
Begue, Cailen and Grayson 
Lawrence.

No public services are planned at 
this time. Online condolences may 
be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                  Stier - Israel 
Funeral Home





Obituary
 Janice L. Bugara, age 70, of 
Alliance passed away at McCrea 
Manor on March 17, 2021.

  She was born on March 2, 1951 in 
Alliance to James and Marvel 
(Beck) Tripp.

  Janice graduated from Alliance 
High School. She worked as a 
commercial loan assistant for many 
years and retired from Chase Bank. 
Janice was devoted to her family 
and friends and loved spending time 
with them. She especially loved 
going to dinner with family and 
spending time with her grandkids.

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Kim (Craig) 
Davidson; son, Tom (Rayna) 
Bugara; grandchildren, Trevor, 
Bryce and Chris; and sister, Sue 
Filko.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

  A funeral service will be held 
Monday, March 22nd at 1:30 p.m. 
at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral home. Friends may call 
from 11:30-1:30.

  Memorial contributions can be 
made to Haven of Rest, 175 E. 
Market St., Akron, Ohio 44308.  

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





Obituary
Cathy Sue Hanscom, 64 of Berlin 
Center, went to be with her 
heavenly Father on March 16, 2021, 
surrounded by her loving family at 
her home, following a courageous 
four year battle with Breast Cancer. 
Cathy was born June 2, 1956 in 
Alliance, a daughter of the late 
Frederick and Anna Mae (Wehr) 
Moracco and was a lifelong area 
resident. She graduated from 
Western Reserve High School in 
1974 and worked in medical billing 
for the Family Medical Center in 
Alliance for 22 years before she 
retired. Cathy was a member of the 
Mahoning County Farm Bureau and 
was a NASCAR fan, but most 
important to Cathy was her 
grandchildren and family. She 
looked forward to spending time 
together, especially the Sunday 
dinners and she will be dearly 
missed by her loving husband of 25 
years, Lee Hanscom; her children, 
Steven (Treasa) McCracken, Daniel 
(Alicia) McCracken, Samuel 
(Abigail) McCracken, Rex 
Hanscom; grandchildren, Cathy 
Lynn (Shawn) Kirkman, Anna, 
Emmy and Steven McCracken, 
Daniel, Dallas, Dakota, Anthony, 
Kenlee McCracken and Ava and 
Samantha McCracken, and a great-
grandson, Jace Kirkman. Cathy also 
leaves her two brothers, Earl 
(Tracey) Moracco and Anthony 
(Chris) Moracco and several nieces 
and nephews. Besides her parents, 
Cathy was preceded in death by a 
brother, Paul Moracco. Friends may 
call on Sunday at Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel from 2:00 
pm - 4:00 p.m. and on Monday 
from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 
Berlin Center United Methodist 
Church, 15611 Akron-Canfield Rd., 
Berlin Center, followed by the 
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The 
family requests material tributes 
take the form of contributions in 
Cathy’s name to Serenity Hospice, 
4491 Darrow Rd. Suite 1, Stow, OH 
44224 or to Berlin Center United 
Methodist Church.





Jeffery B. Crawford, age 70, of 
Cleveland passed away at his home 
on March 14, 2021.

He was born on March 24, 1950 in 
Columbus to John and Norma 
(Blake) Crawford.

 Jeffrey graduated from Alliance 
High School and attended Case 
Western Reserve University. He 
worked as a computer programmer 
for Metro General Hospital.  

  Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Angela Crawford; 
children, Adam Hale, Alex Hale, 
Austin Hale; brother, Randy (Anna) 
Crawford; sister, Jane (Joe) Belda; 
and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

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

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





Virgil Lee Barker, age 93, of 
Alliance, loving, devoted husband 
and father died Saturday, March 13, 
2021, at his home following an 
extended illness.  He was born June 
7, 1927, in Pedro, Ohio to Arlie Lee 
Barker Sr. and Nancy (Collins) 
Barker.

  A veteran of the Army Air Corp, 
Virgil served his country honorably 
during the Allied Forces occupation 
in the Philippines.  He returned to 
Alliance and married Pearl Viola 
Linaburg.  He built their home in 
Alliance where they raised their 
family and were members of the 
First Baptist Church of Alliance. 

  With a strong work ethic and a 
reputation as a talented builder and 
tradesman, Virgil worked with 
Dwight Shinn Painting, retiring 
from the International Brotherhood 
of Painters and Allied Trades 
Union.  He took great pride in his 
work at Mount Union College and 
Alliance Community Hospital.    

  Virgil was a member of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7921 
and a proud founding member and 
supporter of the family Barker Cup, 
a golf tournament, held annually 
since 1988.   He also was an 
enthusiastic fisherman, taking 
fishing trips to Canada with the 
work crew.  Most of all, he enjoyed 
fishing with his son, Mike, in 
Florida where they vacationed with 
family and friends.   

  Mr. Barker is survived by his son, 
Craig Michael (Mike) Barker; two 
daughters, Lorra (Georg) Hambach 
of Lambertville, New Jersey, and 
Candice (Russel) West of Shoreline, 
Washington; two sisters, Dr. Wilma 
Faye (Rudy) Hollaway of Alliance, 
and Eleanor (N. Arthur) 
Zimmerman of Decatur, Georgia; 
sisters-in-law, Nancy Sylvester of 
Alliance, Helen Donahoe of 
Grandview, Texas, and Emma 
Thomas of Miami, Florida;  
brother-in-law, James Linaburg of 
Terry, Montana; and many loving 
nieces, nephews, and step- 
grandchildren. 

  Preceding him in death were his 
parents; his wife of 68 years, Pearl; 
sister, Madge Delores (Carl) 
Weigel; brothers, Lloyd E. 
(Evelyn), Arlie Jr. (Margaret), 
Stanley Chester Barker; and twins, 
Leroy and Lenore. 

  The family would like to thank the 
following health care professionals 
for their support expertise, and 
kindness: doctors, Gamal El-
Mobasher, Suzan Cheng and Debra 
Lehrer; the staff of Aultman 
Alliance Hospice; and Renae of 
Marc’s Pharmacy in Alliance.                                                  

  In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests that donations be made in 
his memory to:  First Baptist 
Church of Alliance, 1659 W. State 
Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601 or 
Aultman Alliance Hospice, 270 E.  
State Street, Suite 130, Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.   

  A private family service will be 
held with Pastor Joshua Smith 
officiating.

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





Craig C. Henschen, 70, of Alliance, 
went home to be with the Lord on 
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. 
Born on August 6, 1950 in 
Alliance, to Charles K. and Dorothy 
A. (Dragella) Henschen, he lived in 
Alliance for most of his life. 
A 1968 graduate of Alliance High 
School, he also graduated from The 
Ohio State University - ROTC 
Program. 
Craig was member of St. Paul 
Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
Craig served in the US Air Force as 
a Military Officer and retired in 
1993 after 21 years of service to his 
country. 
He was a member of B.P.O. Elks, 
Lodge #467, the Alliance Chamber 
of Commerce, Past President of the 
Alliance Symphony and a member 
of the Alliance Big Band. 
Craig was the founder of the Kool 
Knights Band, started his own 
Private Investigator Business, and 
was the biggest, corniest joke teller 
ever. 
Survivors include his wife, Susan 
(Glover) Henschen, whom he 
married on September 16, 1972; 
two daughters, Amy (Bryan) Craig 
and Amanda Henschen, all of 
Alliance; three grandchildren, 
Jacob, Bergen and Benjamin; two 
brothers, Mark M. Henschen of 
Alliance and Ross R. Henschen of 
Akron; and several nieces and 
nephews. 
Preceding him in death were his 
parents. 
The family will receive friends on 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 
A Private Family Service will be 
held. Burial, with military honors, 
will immediately follow at 
Fairmount Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are 
suggested to the Alliance High 
School Marching Band or to the 
Alliance Symphony. 
You are invited to view Craig's 
tribute wall, offer condolences and 
share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by the Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.





Margaret McDaniel, 80, of 
Alliance, went home to be with the 
Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 
at 1:30 am at McCrea Manor 
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in 
Alliance. 
Born on June 15, 1940 in Paris, 
Ohio to Donald H. and Ruth E. 
(Wendell) Reed, she lived in 
Alliance for most of her life. 
Margaret was a member of the 
Alliance Baptist Temple. 
She enjoyed cooking and especially 
loved spending time with her 
grandchildren. 
Survivors include her three sons, 
Glenn McDaniel of Alliance, Kevin 
(Kristina) McDaniel of Sebring and 
Steven (Janie Bauer) McDaniel of 
Alliance; five grandchildren, 
Megan McDaniel, Steven 
McDaniel, Courtney Stout, Eric 
McDaniel and Aaron McDaniel; 
five great-grandchildren, Addilyn, 
Kaleb, Ethan, Kevin, and Adelyn; a 
sister, Sharon Kapler; a brother, 
Roger Reed; and several nieces and 
nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her 
husband, Harold Jr. McDaniel, 
whom she married on December 
24, 1960 and who died on April 10, 
2006; a sister, Pat Carl; two 
brothers, Paul and David Reed; and 
her parents. 
A Private Service will be held. 
Burial will immediately follow at 
Highland Memorial Park. 
You are invited to view Margaret's 
tribute wall, offer condolences and 
share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by the Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.





Obituary
Alex was born in Youngstown on 
November 21, 1924 to John and 
Catherine (Parimucha) Chismar. He 
spent his younger years with his 
many cousins and large family in 
the area. Alex married his wife, 
Carol Basinger of Columbiana in 
1948 and built their home in 
Greenford where they raised their 3 
children and many grandchildren. 
Alex worked as a carpenter building 
many homes in the Canfield and 
Austintown areas with his cousin, 
Steve Parry. He also worked as a 
barber and at the GE Lamp Plant 
prior to his retirement in 1985. He 
was a member of the Greenford 
Ruritan club for 40 plus years. Alex 
had high expectations but a 
generous heart and was always 
there when needed. He loved to 
garden, build wood crafts, bake 
with his wife and soundly beat 
everyone in his family at cards and 
laugh as he did it. 
On the morning of March 12, 2021, 
Alex was welcomed to heaven by 
Carol, his loving wife of 70 years 
and his grandson, Brad Blakeman. 
He was 96 years old. He leaves 
behind to celebrate a beautiful long 
life, his children: Edward (Kris) of 
Greenford and his children: Steve 
(Meaghan), Randy (Laura), Aby 
(Larry) and Jed; Alice Chismar of 
Greenford and her son Chad 
(Lyndsey) Blakeman; Kevin 
(LeeAnn) Chismar of Salem and 
their children Jake and Derek 
Chismar; 13 great grandchildren 
and a brother Paul (Carol) Stepuk 
of Canfield and his many 
caregivers. Services will be held at 
Locust Grove Baptist Church on 
Wednesday March 17, 2021. 
Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 
11:00 AM, followed by a Funeral 
Service at 11:00 AM with Pastor 
Robert Noble officiating. Alex will 
be laid to rest next to his wife at 
Locust Grove Cemetery. To leave 
condolences to the family please 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Delray Beach, FL – Anthony A. 
Mongelluzzo, 35, passed away 
Thursday afternoon, March 11, 
2021 in Boca Raton, FL. 
Anthony was born on October 3, 
1985 in Warren, OH, a son of 
Samuel and Connie (Shaker) 
Mongelluzzo. 
He was a 2004 graduate of John F. 
Kennedy High School and 
continued his education by 
graduating from the Golf Academy 
of America. He worked at Top 
Country Moving in Florida as a 
moving broker. 
He was an avid golfer, had a great 
sense of humor and was a friend to 
anyone he met. He was a loving 
uncle to his nieces, Sydney and 
Avery, and his nephew Hunter. 
Anthony will be deeply missed by 
his loving parents, Samuel and 
Connie Mongelluzzo; sister, Ashley 
(Andrew) Burnett; nieces, nephew, 
aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his 
paternal grandparents, Andrew and 
Emily Mongelluzzo and maternal 
grandparents, Alfred and Helen 
Shaker. 
Private memorial service was held 
due to covid-19 and a Celebration 
of Life golf outing will be planned 
later. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to your 
preferred charity in Anthony’s 
honor. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Ross J. Hallman, age 32, of 
Alliance, passed away peacefully at 
4:44 p.m. Friday March 12, 2021.

  Ross was born December 5, 1988 
in Alliance, Ohio to James W. 
Hallman and Connie M. (Matz) 
Hallman Hoover.

  A 2007 graduate of Marlington 
High School, Ross received his 
Bachelor of Business from Kent 
State University, and has been 
employed by Ohio Drill and Tool 
Company for 14 years.

  Ross will be forever loved and 
missed by his devoted wife, Kali 
(Crowell) Hallman, who he married 
August 2, 2014, his beloved 
daughter, Vivian Rose Hallman, his 
mom, Connie (Greg) Hoover, his 
dad, Jim (Cheryl) Hallman; his 
brother, Alex (Ali) Hallman; nieces, 
nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, 
grandmothers, in-laws and 
numerous best friends.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home. Family and friends may call 
from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 19, 
2021.

  Ross will be laid to rest at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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





Obituary
Cassandra “Cassie” Gray, 34, of 
Warren passed away Friday, 
January 1, 2021 with her son, Otto 
Gray, by her side.

She was born May 24, 1986 in 
Warren, the daughter of Cindy 
Nyako and the late William Barr.

Cassie was a graduate of Warren G. 
Harding High School, Class of 
2004.  She worked at Salvatore’s 
Italian Grill and Color3 
Embroidery, but being a mom is 
what she was born to do.  She was 
the epitome of a mama bear. 

She loved traveling, camping, 
nurturing plants, attending concerts, 
playing the ukulele, spending time 
with close family/friends, and 
beekeeping with her husband, Lee.  
But her greatest passion of all was 
taking care of her two boys.   

Cassie will be remembered for her 
loving, caring spirit. She truly 
radiated happiness. She was 
everyone’s best friend. With the 
busiest of schedules, she still 
managed to find time for each 
person in her life. She could take a 
dull or rough moment and polish it 
for you. She made you feel special. 
She made you feel loved. Of all the 
gifts she had, these were her 
greatest. 

She is deeply missed by her loving 
husband, Lee Gray, whom she 
married October 2, 2016; their son, 
Simon Gray, and her mother, Cindy 
Nyako, who she loved dearly.  She 
leaves behind sisters; Erin Nash, 
Dawn Cobb, Heather Barr, Natasha 
(Matt) Natale, and Holly (Bob) 
Ward.  In addition, she will be 
missed by her mother-in-law and 
father-in-law, Pam & Gary Gray, 
sisters-in-law, Stephanie (Chris) 
Morrone; Megan (Justin) Grayham; 
as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and 
nieces and nephews who 
affectionately referred to her as 
Aunt Cass. Cassie also leaves 
behind many dear friends and her 
work family who she adored and 
loved.  

Cassie was preceded in death by her 
father, William Barr, her step-father, 
Donald Nyako, maternal and 
paternal grandparents. 

A private burial service was 
previously held. A memorial service 
for Cassie and Otto will be held at a 
later date. 

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

Otto Augustus William Gray, 5, of 
Warren, passed away Friday, 
January 1, 2021 with his mother by 
his side. He was born June 18, 2015 
in Warren, the son of Lee and 
Cassandra Gray.

Otto attended Children’s Rainbow 
Preschool but spent his last year of 
school with his favorite teacher, 
Mommy.

Otto loved learning about 
dinosaurs, cuddling and reading 
stories with his parents. He enjoyed 
camping, fishing, playing outdoors, 
dancing, singing, drawing, 
exploring, and playing Roblox with 
his best friend, Simon.  

Otto will be remembered for his 
unique, tender and warm-hearted 
personality. He was the sweetest, 
most empathetic little guy who 
loved everyone. Otto was so smart 
and observant; he could educate 
you for hours with his knowledge 
of animal facts. He could put a 
smile on anyone’s face with his 
outgoing nature and friendly 
conversation.

Otto is deeply missed by his loving 
father and brother, Lee and Simon 
Gray. He is also survived by his 
maternal grandmother, Cindy 
Nyako and paternal grandparents: 
Pam and Gary Gray. In addition, he 
leaves behind aunts, uncles and 
adoring cousins who always 
watched over him.

A private burial service was 
previously held. A memorial service 
for Cassie and Otto will be held at a 
later date.

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





Obituary
Joy C. Heidinger, 75, of 
Youngstown passed away Sunday 
afternoon, March 14, 2021, at 
Select Specialty Hospital in 
Youngstown. Joy was born March 
12, 1946 in Youngstown the 
daughter of Howard Cecil and 
Winifred (Sigel) Robinette. She was 
a graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School class of 1964. A loving 
wife, mother, grandmother, Joy was 
a floral designer with many local 
florists in Youngstown. She was a 
member of Ohltown United 
Methodist Church, a member the 
Red Hat Society and had been a 
volunteer with the Girl Scouts of 
the USA for a over 40 years. Her 
husband, Charles E. Heidinger, 
whom she married November 25, 
1967, passed away January 11, 
2021. Joy leaves two children, 
Nicholas (Mindy) Heidinger of 
Mineral Ridge and Brenda 
Heidinger of Youngstown, two 
grandchildren Rileigh and 
Samantha of Mineral Ridge, a sister 
Marcella Sabol of Austintown, a 
brother Harry (Tammie) Robinette 
of Stow, a brother-in-law, Richard 
Heidinger of Poland, a sister-in-law 
Andrea (Bill) Foulk of Akron. Joy 
also leaves four nieces, three 
nephews, seven great nieces, and 
six great nephews, as well as a large 
extended family. Besides her 
parents and husband, Joy was 
preceded in death by a sister, 
Dorothy and her husband Bob 
Robertson and a brother-in-law, 
John Sabol. A joint memorial 
service celebrating both the lives of 
Joy and Charles will be held at a 
later date this spring. Arrangements 
were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Francis Andrew Kleja, 65, a 
resident of Austintown, peacefully 
passed away on March 12, 2021 at 
Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. He 
was born on July 24, 1955 in 
Sharon, Pennsylvania to Frank and 
Dorothy Kleja. A 1973 graduate of 
Sharon High School, he received an 
Associate’s Degree from 
Pennsylvania State University and a 
Bachelor’s Degree from 
Youngstown State University. Fran 
married Beth Madura on July 
26,1980. He worked at Sebastian’s 
Music and The Stereo Shop in 
Sharon, PA, as well as Audio 
Warehouse of Youngstown, Ohio. 
He was most recently employed as 
an electrical engineer for Aptiv, 
formerly Delphi Packard Electric. 
Fran was an avid music fan who 
loved to listen to local bands. He 
played guitar and still believed that 
music was best enjoyed using a 
turntable. He liked to spend time 
outdoors hiking or working around 
the garden. He also enjoyed 
traveling to many places including 
Cook Forest and Lake Erie. When 
in Cleveland, Guarino’s Restaurant 
was always a stop for Fran and Beth 
and holds a special place in their 
hearts. In addition to his wife, Beth 
Madura Kleja, he is survived by 
siblings Marianne Kleja Sherwood 
and husband Francis of Sharon, 
Stanley Kleja and wife Lisa of 
Pittsburgh, nephew Stan Kleja, 
nieces Andrea Sherwood and 
Jessica Kleja, aunts Cris Kunicki 
and Dorothy Sheppard, and brother-
in-law Mark Madura. In addition to 
his parents, he was preceded in 
death by an infant brother, Andrew 
Kleja. Special thanks to Hospice 
House in Poland, Ohio for their 
kindness and wonderful care. 
Arrangements are being handled by 
the Austintown Chapel of Lane 
Family Funeral Homes in 
Austintown, Ohio. No funeral or 
memorial service is immediately 
planned. The family will notify 
loved ones in the future when a 
service is scheduled. Memorial 
contributions can be made to 
American Cancer Society or a 
charity of the donor’s choice.





Obituary
Francis Andrew Kleja, 65, a 
resident of Austintown, peacefully 
passed away on March 12, 2021 at 
Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. He 
was born on July 24, 1955 in 
Sharon, Pennsylvania to Frank and 
Dorothy Kleja. A 1973 graduate of 
Sharon High School, he received an 
Associate’s Degree from 
Pennsylvania State University and a 
Bachelor’s Degree from 
Youngstown State University. Fran 
married Beth Madura on July 
26,1980. He worked at Sebastian’s 
Music and The Stereo Shop in 
Sharon, PA, as well as Audio 
Warehouse of Youngstown, Ohio. 
He was most recently employed as 
an electrical engineer for Aptiv, 
formerly Delphi Packard Electric. 
Fran was an avid music fan who 
loved to listen to local bands. He 
played guitar and still believed that 
music was best enjoyed using a 
turntable. He liked to spend time 
outdoors hiking or working around 
the garden. He also enjoyed 
traveling to many places including 
Cook Forest and Lake Erie. When 
in Cleveland, Guarino’s Restaurant 
was always a stop for Fran and Beth 
and holds a special place in their 
hearts. In addition to his wife, Beth 
Madura Kleja, he is survived by 
siblings Marianne Kleja Sherwood 
and husband Francis of Sharon, 
Stanley Kleja and wife Lisa of 
Pittsburgh, nephew Stan Kleja, 
nieces Andrea Sherwood and 
Jessica Kleja, aunts Cris Kunicki 
and Dorothy Sheppard, and brother-
in-law Mark Madura. In addition to 
his parents, he was preceded in 
death by an infant brother, Andrew 
Kleja. Special thanks to Hospice 
House in Poland, Ohio for their 
kindness and wonderful care. 
Arrangements are being handled by 
the Austintown Chapel of Lane 
Family Funeral Homes in 
Austintown, Ohio. No funeral or 
memorial service is immediately 
planned. The family will notify 
loved ones in the future when a 
service is scheduled. Memorial 
contributions can be made to 
American Cancer Society or a 
charity of the donor’s choice.





Obituary
Patricia A. Sherban, age 73, of 
Alliance, passed away on March 
12th, 2021.

Patty was born on February 22nd, 
1948 in Camp Kilmer, NJ to Robert 
F. Jones and Stephanie C. 
(Hormans) Miller.

 Patty was a 1966 graduate of 
Alliance High School and then 
attended and graduated from the 
Hannah E. Mullins School of 
Practical Nursing.  Patty spent her 
career working as a nurse in the 
Alliance area for Dr. Taddeo, Dr. 
Whitmer and Dr. Black.

  Patty was deeply devoted to her 
family and loved spending time 
with her grandchildren.

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are her mother; Stephanie C. Miller; 
husband, John E. Sherban, whom 
she married on January 6th, 1967; 
children, John R. (Jenny) Sherban, 
Michael W. (Jodie) Sherban, and 
Lisa A. Sherban.; grandchildren, 
Mia R. Sherban, Isabella M. 
Sherban, Chloe S. Ceresna, Eric D. 
Bennett.  

  She was preceded in death by her 
father, Robert F. Jones; and step 
father, Vincent J. Miller.

  Visitation will be held on March 
18th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 
Cassaday – Turkle – Christian 
Funeral Home.  A private funeral 
service will be held with Father 
Dyer as celebrant. Entombment will 
be at Highland Memorial Park.

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





Janet “Sue” Blevins, age 67, of 
Alliance passed away at Altercare 
of Alliance on March 14, 2021.

 She was born on December 1, 1953 
in Alliance to Floyd and Vada 
(Middleton) Holbrook.

 Janet attended Canton City School 
of Nursing and received her LPN 
license. She was a member of 
Damascus Friends Church.

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Brenda Watkins; 
son, Charles Keith Blevins; 
grandchildren, Benjamin Watkins, 
Dominique Waite, Emilee Edwards, 
Kaley Mae Blevins, and Karsen 
Grey Blevins; great-grandchildren, 
Roslyn and Dean Waite; siblings, 
Earnie (Julie) Holbrook, Donna 
(Rich) Fraser and Brian (Tara) 
Holbrook; and numerous nieces and 
nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents and her sister, Linda 
Holbrook.

  Per Sue’s wishes, no services will 
be held.  

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





Obituary
Elinor J. Barrett, 86, of Salem, died 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 at her 
daughter’s home.

She was born January 24, 1935 in 
New Brighton, PA. A daughter of 
the late Joseph W. and Helen M. 
(Caler) Hinkle.

Over the years, Elinor worked as a 
nurse’s aide at Salem City Hospital, 
as a cook for the Lamp Light 
Cafeteria and retired from Salem 
Regional Medical Center after 30 
years in environmental services.

She loved spending time with her 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. She was a volunteer 
for the Cancer Society for many 
years. She enjoyed shopping with 
her sister every weekend, while her 
daughter chauffeured them around. 
She also spent a lot of time working 
in her flower garden and she 
collected ducks.

Survivors include her daughters, 
Helen Barrett and Carol (Arthur) 
Apicella, both of Salem; a sister, 
Helen (Suzie) Rubish of Chicago, 
IL; her grandchildren, Angela 
(Mark) Cloutier, Dionza (Tom) 
Garrison, Fred Schukert, and Wyatt 
Apicella as well as her great 
grandchildren, Brien Beamer, 
Rachel Schukert, Steven Schukert, 
Lincoln Schukert, Ellie Ann 
Garrison and a daughter-in-law 
Connie Barrett.

She was preceded in death by her 
husband, Elmer E. Barrett; a son, 
James Barrett; a daughter, Linda 
Lapin, and a grandson, Seth 
Garrison; sisters, Stella Milnes, 
Mable McClellan, Mary Gilbey, 
Joan McMurray, and Sara McClish, 
and brothers, Joseph, John and 
James Hinkle.

Calling hours will be held 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 
10:00-12:00 noon at the Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home.

Thank you to Community Hospice 
for their support during our Mom’s 
final journey. The dignity and 
respect she received was a great 
comfort during our difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Community Hospice, 2341 
E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

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.





LeNora Jane (West) Jones Moseley, 
age 93, of Avon, OH, formerly of 
Alliance and Louisville, passed 
away at Cleveland Clinic on March 
12, 2021. 

  She was born on December 18, 
1927 in Zelienople, PA to F. Lowell 
and Ruth (King) West. 

  LeNora graduated from Alliance 
High School in 1946 and then 
attended Mount Union College.  
She was a dental receptionist for Dr. 
Melvin Rittner for 15 years.  
LeNora was a longtime member of 
First Christian Church in Alliance. 

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Janice Lee (Jones) 
Bowman and her husband Michael; 
two grandsons Brent and Kyle to 
whom she was known as “Grammy 
“; step-son James Moseley and his 
wife, Karen; one step-grandson, 
Courtland; and her three precious 
great-grandchildren, Ava, Kate, and 
Logan; and many, many friends.

  Along with her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her first 
husband, LeRoy W. Jones; second 
husband, Earl V. (Vic) Moseley; 
brothers Lowell West, Jr. and 
Robert West; and step-daughter, 
Linda Moseley.

  Due to the current COVID-19 
situation, the family has decided to 
hold a memorial service/celebration 
of life at a date this summer still to 
be determined.

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





Ed Allenbaugh, age 83, of Alliance, 
passed away after a battle with 
Dementia on March 11, 2021.

 He was born on August 24, 1937, 
in Beloit, to Charles and Ida 
(Bachofen) Allenbaugh.

  Ed graduated from Alliance High 
School in 1955. He started his 
career as a draftsman for East Ohio 
Machinery. Ed then worked for East 
Ohio Limestone. He established 
East Ohio Stone in 1990, and then 
purchased Alliance Builder’s 
Supply. Ed later started Goat Hill 
Trucking.

   Ed was a 32nd degree Mason, a 
member of the Conrad Lodge, 
Tadmor Shrine and the Alliance 
Shrine Club. He also served on the 
Stark County Fair Board.  Ed was a 
longtime member of the Alliance 
Country Club and the Elks #467.

  Ed was an avid golfer and had 
three holes-in-one. For several 
years, he was a privileged patron of 
The Masters, and walked the 
hallowed grounds of Augusta 
National.  Ed was also a pilot, 
woodturner, enjoyed traveling and 
wintered in Florida for many years. 
Above all, Ed cherished spending 
time with family and friends.          

  Those left to cherish his memory 
are the love of his life, his wife, 
Carol Phillips, whom he married on 
June 17, 1961; daughter, Diane 
(Gary) Dimit; son, Curtis (Chris) 
Allenbaugh; grandchildren, Tony 
(Heather) Florea, Amber (Cody) 
Neiser, Dominic (Amanda Matz) 
Florea, Nate Allenbaugh and Maria 
Allenbaugh; five great-
grandchildren; sisters, Cindy Miller 
and Molly Allenbaugh; and sisters-
in-law, Sue Allenbaugh and Norma 
(Lee) Mayer.

  He was preceded in death by his 
parents; siblings, Jacob Allenbaugh, 
Rodney “Hank” Allenbaugh and 
Judy Smith.

  A private family service will be 
held.

  The family would like to thank the 
staff of Stone Creek Assisted 
Living and Memory Care and 
Traditions Health Hospice for their 
care.

  Memorial contributions can be 
made to Shriner’s Hospital, 1645 W 
8th St, Erie, PA 16505.

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





Barbara Ann Moser, age 74, of 
Alliance passed away at home on 
Saturday, March 13th, 2021.

She was born on April 25th, 1946 
in Alliance to Fred and Bessie 
(Davis) Moser.

Barbara was a 1964 graduate of 
Marlington High School.  She 
worked at Buzz’s Hi-Way Market, 
Hillcrest Market and Mt. Union 
College Food Service.

Barbara was a member of the 
Alliance Salem United Methodist 
Church and the Washington 
Township Historical Society.  She 
enjoyed gardening, baking and 
playing cards with friends.  Barbara 
loved spending time with her family 
especially her great-great niece and 
nephews.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her sister, Janet Moser; 
nephews, Jerry (Kathryn) Markle; 
niece, Christine (Scott) Lowry; 
great nephews, Matthew Markle, 
Nathan and Ben Lowry; great niece, 
Jessica (Andy) Reinsel; great-great 
niece and nephews, Owen, Chase 
and Anna Reinsel.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; brother, Charles Moser; 
sister, Margaret Ellen (Moser) 
Markle; brother-in-law; Edward 
Markle.

A private funeral service will be 
held with Rev. Neil Orchard 
officiating. Interment will be at 
Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Alliance Salem United 
Methodist Church 14113 Salem 
Church St. NE Alliance, OH 44601 
or to the Washington Township Fire 
Department 5843 Beechwood Ave. 
Alliance, OH 44601.





Obituary
Cortland – Judy Ann Wagner, age 
77, passed away peacefully on 
Sunday March 7, 2021. 
Judy was born on April 5, 1943 in 
Warren, OH, the daughter of the 
late Earl and Anna (Faygus) Hart. 
On June 16, 1961 she married the 
love of her life, Charles Wagner and 
they shared 59 loving years together 
filled with happy memories. Judy 
actually met Charley when she was 
10 years old, and it was love at first 
sight. 
She loved working on the farm with 
Charley; they had farmed for a 
good 20 years. They had won the 
outstanding young farmers award 
for Trumbull County. Her favorite 
job while working on the farm was 
plowing. When Judy was not 
working hard on the farm, she had 
many hobbies. She enjoyed going 
to the tractor pulls, and even won 
2nd place when she participated in 
one. She loved gardening, cooking, 
and playing cards, especially 
Pinochle. Judy loved animals; baby 
animals were her favorite. She 
loved taking pictures and capturing 
all of life’s beautiful moments. Judy 
was a talker. She loved people and 
talking to everyone and telling them 
her famous jokes. Judy loved to 
watch western movies, Gun Smoke, 
sports, and many other television 
shows with Charley. 
Judy was a loving mother and 
grandmother, and her family was 
everything to her. Above all else, 
Judy loved the Lord. It was because 
of her love for the Lord that she 
started a bible study club in high 
school. Judy loved singing praises 
to the Lord throughout her life. 
Judy was a devoted member of 
Calvary Bible Church. 
Left behind to cherish her memories 
are her husband, Charley; her 
daughters Tammy (Rick) Miklos 
and Melody Wagner; her 
grandchildren Ricky Miklos Jr., 
Reba Miklos, and Lashawna (Jesse) 
Paremski; her sister-in-law Claudia 
Hart; her niece and nephews Sonya 
(Jimmy) Conley, Timmy 
(Stephanie) Hart Jr., Travis (Milly) 
Hart, Brian Bradford, and Craig 
Bradford; and many other family 
and friends. 
Besides her parents, Judy is 
preceded in death by her siblings 
Earlene Townsend, Tim Hart, and 
Tom Hart. 
Visitation for Judy will be held on 
Thursday March 18, 2021 from 
11:00am to 1:00pm at Calvary 
Bible Church, where a funeral 
service will immediately follow. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Calvary 
Bible Church, 4747 Warren Rd NE, 
Cortland, OH 44410. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Warren – Joseph M. Corson, age 
67, passed away at his home on 
Monday March 8, 2021. 
Joseph was born on June 13, 1953, 
in Plainsville, PA, the son of Joseph 
F. and Judith A. (Powell) Corson. 
Joseph had gone to Warren G. 
Harding High School and attended 
the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where 
he had received his degree in visual 
communications and photography. 
He had worked at Pittsburgh 
Hospital in the Pathology 
Department and at the Magellan 
Group. 
Joseph was a gifted artist. He had 
an eye when it came to anything 
artistic. He had owned his own 
business as an antique restorer and 
had a knack for creating the perfect 
match of a color for some of the 
antiques he was restoring. One of 
Joseph’s major accomplishments 
was that he had one of his poetry 
pieces displayed in the Library of 
Congress. 
Joseph is survived by his siblings 
Jeffery A. Corson, James A. 
Corson, and Juanita R. Thomas; his 
nephews Joseph M. Corson and 
Jeffery L. Corson; his great nephew 
Joseph I. Corson; and many other 
friends. 
He is preceded in death by his 
parents and his grandparents. 
During this time, no services will be 
held for Joseph. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Lawrence “Larry” Allen Isgro was 
born in Canton, Ohio, on February 
8th, 1943, to William and Dorothy 
(Oyster) Isgro. He lived in 
Louisville, Ohio almost his entire 
life & was a graduate of Louisville 
High School, Class of 1961. In high 
school, Larry excelled in sports, 
earning many awards in football & 
track. After high school, he joined 
the US Army & was on the Army 
football team, playing in several 
countries across Europe. One of his 
greatest memories of his Army days 
was playing football in the same 
stadium where Jesse Owens had 
won gold medals in the 1936 
Olympics with Hitler in attendance. 
Larry accepted Christ as a teenager 
when he & his brother hitchhiked to 
an FCA conference in Wisconsin, 
but just as the Apostle Peter 
struggled with his personality, Larry 
had his moments of struggle, too. 
He was baptized in February of 
1965 after coming home from the 
Army & attending Louisville 
Baptist Temple & hearing the word 
taught by Pastor Bill Powers. He 
met his wife, Sally Ann Zirkle, at 
that same church & they were 
married on April 24th, 1966. They 
would've celebrated their 55th 
wedding anniversary next month. 
They went on to have a beautiful 
family...5 kids & their spouses, 15 
grandchildren and one grandson-in-
law, as well as 2 great 
grandchildren & another great 
grandson who went to be with the 
Lord at the time of his birth. Larry 
loved his family fiercely, and was 
proud of every single 
accomplishment each of them 
celebrated throughout their lives. 
He checked in on them often and 
tried to attend as many as of their 
events as possible, throughout every 
stage of his life. Larry was proud of 
his Italian & Swiss heritage, and in 
his 40s, he & Sally connected with 
relatives in Switzerland and 
enjoyed several visits there & also 
to Italy. He always had a love for 
geography & travel, and his sense 
of adventure took him all over 
Europe, to Peru on a mission trip, 
Mexico, Canada & to all 50 states 
by the time he turned 50. Flying 
was always a part of Larry's life. He 
was a licensed airplane pilot & he 
had no greater happiness than 
taking neighborhood kids, friends 
or family for a ride in the small 
plane he co-owned with a few of his 
flying buddies. On October 22nd, 
1979, at 35 years of age, as a 
husband, and dad to 4 young kids, 
he became a licensed helicopter 
pilot...not an easy task! He flew 
helicopters for the Army National 
Guard and had many incredible 
adventures during his time as a 
helicopter pilot. Larry was always 
able to converse with anyone, 
anywhere. He was a friend to 
everyone he met. He loved to help 
others, whether it was working to 
serve meals at the mission shelter, 
helping family and friends move, or 
traveling to help a friend put on his 
socks after his hip replacement. He 
also loved taking his kids and 
grandkids for rides on the two-
seater bike. Larry was a 
“pusher”...whether it was teaching 
his girls how to drive stick shift, 
pushing his boys to ride their small 
bikes up Howard Hill, or pushing 
his wife to be on time. :) He always 
loved animals, especially his 
favorite goat Ninny, and also his 
dogs and cat, Sammy. Another one 
of his favorite things was music. He 
loved all styles and genres, and that 
love has been passed down to his 
kids and grandkids, as well. Larry is 
one of the most patriotic people 
you've ever met. He loved his 
country, loved the military and 
prayed for the safety of our troops 
every single day. It was his honor to 
serve our country and he always 
kept his fellow soldiers on his mind 
and in his prayers. Above all, Larry 
loved The Lord. From the moment 
of his salvation as a teenager, he 
had many ups and downs in his 
faith walk, but he always knew The 
Lord was near to him, and his 
relationship with God really grew 
stronger, especially in his later 
years. The greatest joy in his heart 
came from knowing that his kids 
and grandkids also loved The Lord 
and that he would be able to spend 
eternity with them in heaven 
someday. That was his desire for 
every single one of his friends and 
family members, and he will always 
be remembered for the love & 
kindness he showed to others.

A celebration of Larry’s life will 
take place on Wednesday, March 
17th, at Canton Baptist Temple. 
Calling hours begin at 9:30am with 
the funeral service immediately 
following at 11:00am. His burial 
will take place at 2pm in the Ohio 
Western Reserve National 
Cemetery in Seville, Ohio. In lieu 
of flowers, donations in Larry’s 
name can be made to Canton 
Baptist Temple Missions or 
JAARS.  Stier-Israel Funeral Home  





Obituary
 “Together Again”

Ruth M. Ost, age 96, of Louisville, 
OH passed away Friday, March 12, 
2021. She was born May 25, 1924 
in Louisville to the late Samuel and 
Laura Rice. Ruth Graduated from 
Louisville High School, where she 
was a National Honor Society 
recipient and Canton Actual 
Business College. She was a 
member of Paradise United Church 
of Christ, Louisville Women’s Club, 
and Ohio Power Retirees. While 
working at Ohio Power, she met her 
husband Darrell Ost, whom she 
married May 28, 1949, they were 
together for 64 years until his 
passing in 2013 at the age of 101. 
Ruth was an accomplished pianist, 
she had a great love for animals, 
especially her cats, and she and her 
husband were great supporters of 
the Native American Indians, which 
they felt the U.S. Government 
treated unfairly. She very much 
enjoyed the home, on East Main St, 
that her and her husband built 
together and lived in for 68 years.  
She is survived by her son and 
daughter-in-law, Bruce and Debbie 
Ost, and a grandson, Justin 
(Melissa) Ost.

A graveside funeral service will be 
held Tuesday at Union Cemetery in 
Louisville. Online condolences may 
be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home  





Obituary
Frances Martin,75, of Ellsworth, 
passed away on Wednesday, March 
10, 2021, at Blossom Nursing 
Home in Salem. 
Born July 4, 1945 in Youngstown, 
Ohio, Frances was the daughter of 
John James and Mary Doris Malone 
Martin. 
Frances was a graduate of Western 
Reserve Berlin Center High School. 
She furthered her education and 
obtained a BA at Ursuline College, 
a Master’s in History at 
Youngstown State University, and a 
Juris Doctrine at George Mason 
School of Law (now Justice Scalia 
School of Law). Frances was 
employed by the Social Security 
Administration and the United 
States Army as a historian. She 
practiced law in many states as well 
as Ohio. 
She was a member of Lady of the 
Lakes St. James Church in North 
Jackson and was a devout Catholic. 
She was a member and officer of 
the VFW Posy Auxiliary 9571 
Ellsworth and a founding member 
of the Ellsworth Historical Society, 
as well as a member of the National 
Association of Retired Federal 
Employees (NARF) and the WWII 
Heritage Society. 
She maintained memberships in 
many professional and national 
organization as well as charitable 
groups. She was proud of her Irish 
Heritage and visited Ireland several 
times. Frances had many diverse 
interests. She studied many 
languages, including German, 
Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. She 
traveled throughout the United 
States, Canada, Europe, Russia, the 
Pacific Islands and Mexico. She 
was a reader of all types of books 
and literature. She loved animals, 
especially horses, cats and dogs. 
She was a gourmet cook and loved 
family gatherings. 
She is survived by her siblings 
Elaine Martin, Ila Martin, Sister 
Mary Peter Martin, Ellen Martin, 
Regina (Everett) Spell, Rita (Don) 
Knauf, and Kelly Hardinger and 
many nieces and nephews. 
Frances is preceded in death by her 
parents John and Mary; she is also 
preceded in death by her brothers 
William, John, Timothy, and 
Vincent and her sisters Evelyn 
Hilden, Coletta Hutchins and 
Theresa Osthoff. 
The family would like to express 
appreciation to Blossom Nursing 
Home and Community Hospice of 
Salem for their support and care of 
Frances and her family. 
No services or calling hours will 
take place at this time. A 
Celebration of Life will be held at a 
later date.





Obituary
SALEM – Thomas James Lesek, 
70, died Friday, March 12, 2021 at 
the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. 
He was born March 10, 1951 in 
Warren, son of the late Frank V. and 
Elizabeth (Smart) Lesek.

Thomas served in the United States 
Army during the Vietnam War. He 
was a member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church. Thomas was voted 
Mechanic of the Year with the 
Falcon Co. He loved his family, 
enjoyed fishing, and always had a 
smile on his face.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis 
(Gross) Lesek whom he married 
July 28, 1976; son, Joseph 
(Jennifer) Lesek of Miami, FL; 
sister, Sue (Thomas) Moore of 
Salem and a grandson Levi Lesek.

Besides his parents, a sister, Wanda 
Ciarlitto and a brother, John F. 
Lesek also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 
3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 
at Stark Memorial with Father 
Robert Edwards officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 
2:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the 
funeral home. Please adhere to 
social distancing, do not linger, and 
bring your own mask. Burial will be 
held at Grandview Cemetery.

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

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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





Obituary
Leetonia - Robert L. Burkey, 77, of 
Leetonia, passed away on Thursday, 
February 25, 2021 at Mercy Health 
St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on August 12, 1943 in 
Petersburg, OH, son of the late Guy 
and Anna Wilson Burkey.

Robert had worked as a truck driver 
for many years. He was a fun-
loving man that will be deeply 
missed.

Besides his parents he was also 
preceded in death on December 27, 
2000 by his wife, the former Darla 
Ann Kacenski Burkey, whom he 
married on October 22, 1977; his 
sister, Shirley Casity; and a 
stepchild, Terry Michalak.

Robert is survived by his brother, 
Eugene (Sylvia) Burkey of 
Adamsville, nieces and nephews 
and great nieces and nephews; two 
stepchildren, Timothy Michalak and 
Ronnee Mangie and step 
grandchildren and step great 
grandchildren.

Following his wishes, no services 
will be observed.

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.





Obituary
Kelli Rae Gilger, age 50, passed 
away Friday morning March 5, 
2021 due to complications from a 
recent surgery. 
Kelli was born December 8, 1970 in 
Warren, the daughter of Bruce and 
Deborah (Grocott) Gilger. 
Kelli was a 1988 graduate of 
Howland High School and the 
Gordon D. James Career Center 
where she studied Diversified 
Health. 
She was previously employed in the 
automotive parts industry serving 
many years with Car Quest. The 
past several years she was a full-
time caregiver to her father. 
She was of the Catholic faith. 
Kelli was a huge Steelers fan who 
liked the family rivalry with her 
Brown’s loving mother; she was 
also a diehard Tony Stewart fan. In 
her free time, she enjoyed going to 
car shows, motorcycle riding, 
vacationing in Tennessee, going to 
drag races and dirt track races. Kelli 
enjoyed her down-time curled up on 
the couch watching movies with her 
fur babies, Jaxa, Stewart, and the 
late Gizmo. Most of all Kelli loved 
to spend time with her 
granddaughters who were her 
world. 
Kelli is preceded in death by her 
paternal grandparents and maternal 
grandparents, aunts Jamie Bunker 
and Marcia Miller, and uncles 
Dennis and Garry Gilger. 
Kelli leaves her cherished 
memories with her parents Bruce 
and Deborah (Grocott) Gilger of 
Howland, her brother Jeff (Heidi) 
Gilger of Boardman, sister Michelle 
Beauchene of Vienna, daughter 
Brittany (Chris) Duncan, 
granddaughters, Sophia, Leah, and 
Kaylee; her best friend Christine 
King, and numerous nieces and 
nephews. 
Friends may call 5-7PM Monday, 
March 15th at the Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 
Garfield Dr. NE in Warren; her 
memorial service will begin at 
7PM.





Obituary
WARREN- Florence A. “Peg” 
Walton-Kelley, age 94, passed away 
Tuesday, March 2nd at St. Joseph 
Hospital in Warren. 
Florence had the distinction of 
being the first baby born in Niles on 
January 2, 1927 to the late Albert 
and Florence (George) Coupland. 
She was a graduate of Niles 
McKinley High School and lived in 
the Niles/Warren area most of her 
life. 
Florence was a very loving and 
caring mother, grandmother and 
“G-Gram” and she loved spending 
time with her family. Peg often 
spoke of the fun she enjoyed with 
both her bridge club and golf 
playing days and she had quite a 
knitting talent making great 
comforters and scarfs for her 
children and grandchildren. She 
loved when family came to visit or 
when she could travel to visit her 
family and other special places 
around the country. She was a huge 
Buckeye fan and loved the times 
she was able to go to Ohio State 
football games to watch her two 
sons during their time in the 
marching band. 
Besides her parents and her four 
siblings, Florence is preceded in 
death by her first husband Donald 
E. Walton and her second husband 
Paul Kelley. 
She is survived by her beloved 
children, Karen (Patrick) 
MacQueen of Hancock, NH; Gayle 
(Anthony) Barbarini of Punta 
Gorda, FL; Gary (Lucy) Walton of 
Johns Island, SC; and Jim (Regina) 
Walton, Cheshire, CT; 10 
grandchildren and 7 great-
grandchildren, several nieces, 
nephews, and many dear friends. 
Peg had a message she wanted to 
share with her family and friends: 
“Grieve not….nor speak of me with 
tears….but laugh and talk of me as 
though I were beside you. I loved 
you so….’twas Heaven here with 
you. All my love, Mom, Grandma 
and G-Gram” 
A service will be held Saturday 
April 3 at 3:00PM at Kerr 
Cemetery, 1240 Salt Springs Rd. in 
Mineral Ridge. 
In lieu of flowers, if you would like, 
please make a donation to an 
organization of your choice. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Peg’s family.





David L. Moss passed away 
suddenly at his home in Tulsa, 
Oklahoma on February 15, 2021. 
David was born in Salem, Ohio on 
October 31, 1955 to George and 
Donna J. (Shack) Moss and was a 
graduate of Sebring McKinley High 
School in 1974. He lived in Sebring 
until 1980 and moved to Tulsa, 
Oklahoma to work. He worked at 
Morgans and Braden Shielding and 
planned on working two more years 
and then retiring. Davis was an 
Ohio State fan and also liked Mt. 
Union football.

David is survived by his son 
Jonathan Moss of Oklahoma, his 
mother Donna of Sebring, brothers 
Bill of Sebring, Mike of North 
Benton, relatives, friends, co-
workers, his favorite aunt Patty 
Bowen of California, his ex-wife 
Kris Moss McKee and his dog 
Winston. Besides his father who 
passed away in 1979 he was also 
proceeded in death by his sister 
Beth in 2007 and his dog Woody.

No services will be held at this 
time. Friends and family may send 
condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Local 
arrangements were handled by 
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel. (330) 938-2526.





Obituary
Matthew Dale Lanham, age 48, of 
Wolf Run passed away at his home 
on March 8, 2021.

He was born on April 2, 1972 in 
Alliance to Hazel (Whaley) 
Lanham and Donald L. Lanham.

Matthew enjoyed fishing, hunting, 
camping and spending time with 
family and friends.  He was a one of 
a kind, stand-up guy.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his mother, Hazel Lanham; 
fiancé, Billie Jo Light; children, 
Matthew, Ashley, Kayla (George), 
Michael, Casey, Angel and 
Christine; grandchildren, Aleaha, 
Jayden, and Kayden; and siblings, 
Karen, Brent, Linda (Michael),  
Bonnie Cline and Nelson (Theresa) 
Lanham.

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Donald L. Lanham.

A memorial service will be held 
March 12th at 1:00 p.m. at The 
Alliance Christian Center.

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





Obituary
Danny I. Stuckey, age 74, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully on Wednesday, March 
10, 2021, surrounded by his loved 
ones in his home.  He was born 
November 20, 1946, in Canton, the 
son of the late Irvin F. and Beatrice 
L. (Smith) Stuckey.

Dan graduated from Louisville 
High School, Class of 1964.  While 
working as an engineer for ConRail 
(retired after 33 years in 1996), he 
obtained an associate degree from 
the American Technology Institute 
in 1966.  Dan, a Vietnam Veteran, 
was drafted into the army in 
November of 1966 and served two 
years.  During a short leave in 1967, 
he married Barbara A. Schmucker, 
and they settled in Louisville.  They 
celebrated 53 years of marriage in 
November.  Dan, a taxidermist for 
50 years, was born into a hunting 
family and has passed his 
love/passion of the outdoors on to 
his kids and grandkids.

Surviving in addition to his wife, 
Barbara, are his sons Jon I. Stuckey 
and his wife, Melissa, of Green, 
Chad I. Stuckey and his wife, Kelly, 
of South Lyon, MI; daughter, Danna 
L. Leary and her husband, Dan, of 
Carrollton; ten grandchildren, Tyler 
Asbury, Stephanie Asbury, Daniel 
Leary, Darci Leary, Ayden Stuckey, 
Dylan Stuckey, Ryley Stuckey, 
Owen Stuckey, Demi Leary, and 
Venna Stuckey; one brother, 
Thomas F. Stuckey and his fiancé, 
Angela, of North Augusta, SC; 
many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. 

The family will receive friends 
from 1-3pm Saturday at Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home in Louisville. Those 
who wish to remember Dan in a 
special way may make gifts in his 
memory to Vietnam Veterans of 
America, vva.org. Online 
condolences left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                Stier-
Israel Funeral 





Obituary
James “Jim” Harold Mong was 
born August 31st, 1946 in Blue 
Ridge, Georgia and died on March 
8th, 2021 at his home in 
Columbiana, Ohio.  He was a 
graduate of East Palestine High 
School and attended The Ohio State 
University before transferring to 
Pittsburgh School of Mortuary 
Science.  Jim served his 
apprenticeship at Warrick Funeral 
Home in Columbiana.  While 
working at Warrick’s in 1967 he 
met his future wife, Janet Gregg, 
who lived next door. They married 
on his birthday in 1968.   Jim and 
Janet moved to Cleveland where he 
worked for Corrigan Funeral 
Homes from 1968 until moving to 
North Lima in 1971.  He worked 
alongside George Seederly and later 
Mark Beck, operating Seederly-
Mong & Beck Funeral Homes until 
his retirement in 1998. 

Jim enjoyed volunteering and was 
an active member of the community 
by serving in Columbiana Jaycee’s, 
Beaver Township Ruritan, and 
South Range Booster Club.  Jim 
coached little league baseball for 
many years and enjoyed mentoring 
the boys that played for him into 
their adulthood.  He enjoyed 
hearing from those now grown men 
as they stopped by his shop to visit 
and tell of their own families and 
life experiences.  Jim and Janet 
hosted thousands of friends and 
community members at their lake 
and picnic area, beside their home 
on Route 14 in Columbiana.   Jim 
crafted a zip-line and large dock 
with a diving board for all kids to 
enjoy.  Jim donated his time and 
talents as a builder and heavy 
machine operator to South Range 
High School when the football field 
was replaced in 1988, installation of 
a new playground at the South 
Range Elementary School in North 
Lima in the early 80’s, and helping 
members of the community with the 
construction of wheelchair ramps, 
stairs, and other projects.   After 
retiring, Jim volunteered to drive a 
box truck to Chinle, Arizona for the 
Cooper High School Student 
Council (Abilene, Texas), where his 
brother-in-law, Gail Gregg was the 
principal.  He worked alongside the 
Student Council students providing 
food, grain for animals, and basic 
supplies on the Navajo Reservation.  
Jim also worked with The Churches 
of Christ Disaster Response Team 
to help those impacted by hurricane 
and tornado disasters.  He organized 
two community donation drives for 
clothing, water, and non-perishables 
and delivered them by semi-truck to 
areas struck by Hurricane Katrina 
and later to New Jersey after 
Hurricane Sandy.  He helped in 
Alabama after a tornado devastated 
the area, using his organizational 
skills and manual labor to clear 
debris and help the rebuilding 
process.  Following a series of 
tornadoes in Vilonia, Arkansas, Jim 
again traveled south to clear trees 
and brush with his chainsaw and 
skid-steer and offered comfort to 
those who had lost everything.   Jim 
was a patriot and respected the flag 
and the freedom it represented.

Jim’s hobbies were varied and 
reflective of his many interests.  He 
had his private pilot’s license and 
enjoyed solo recreational flying and 
flying with his wife and children.  
He passed on this love of flying to 
his son, Dan, who later became a 
commercial airline pilot.  Jim 
bought his first riding horse when 
he was 14 and continued to stable 
and ride horses into adulthood.  He 
operated a horse and carriage 
service with his favorite Clydesdale 
and Percheron horses at Station 
Square in Pittsburgh.  He also 
provided carriage service for many 
weddings, private events, and 
Christmas parades, often bringing 
Santa Claus to town.  Jim restored 
old cars, including Corvettes, and 
also collected older semi-trucks.  
His favorite trucks were the Mack 
LJ and Mack B-61 similar to what 
his father drove in his trucking 
career.  Over the last ten years, Jim 
concentrated his creative energies 
into woodworking.  He turned pens 
and made other creative wooden 
gifts for family and friends.  For his 
three grandchildren he crafted 
elaborate wooden farms complete 
with barns, fencing, tractors, hay 
bales, and farming implements as 
well as other wooden keepsakes for 
his great nephews and nieces. 

Jim was a family man and never 
missed his children’s many year-
round ballgames and school 
activities.  He played catch and hit 
balls for infield practice, rebounded 
free throws, played many games of 
h-o-r-s-e, and threw long football 
passes.  He rode bikes and took his 
family on canoe trips to Cooks’ 
Forest.  In the fall, he enjoyed 
treating friends and family to 
hayrides with cider, donuts, and a 
bonfire afterward.   On Sunday 
afternoons in the summer, Jim took 
the family and his children’s friends 
to the Ohio River to waterski and 
tube.  He and Janet enjoyed 
traveling across the United States 
with his in-laws, Guy and Jean 
Gregg, in their respective 
motorhomes as well as cruises and 
trips to Australia, the 
Mediterranean, and Central and 
South America, and the Panama 
Canal.  He and Janet made 
numerous trips to Georgia and 
Arkansas to attend their 
grandchildren’s births, sporting 
events, birthday parties, and 
Grandparents’ Days.  Jim’s greatest 
joy was being with his wife, Janet.  
They shared a close bond as they 
worked together in their business, 
designed and built a home together, 
traveled, and supported each other 
through illness and the heartbreak 
of losing family and loved ones 
over the years.  He and Janet 
enjoyed Saturday night peanut 
buster parfaits, watching old movies 
and Ohio State Football games, and 
working on puzzles together in the 
evenings.   

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Joseph Mong, mother, Lela 
Mong Covert, and sister, Brenda 
Mong Dolan.  He is survived by his 
loving wife, Janet Gregg Mong, two 
children, Daniel Mong (Kandis) of 
Moreland, Georgia and Angie 
Mong Haustein (Hans) of North 
Little Rock, Arkansas and three 
grandchildren, Reagan and Brody 
Mong and Paul Haustein.  He also 
leaves behind four siblings, Joseph 
Mong of Salem, Ohio, Ken Mong 
of St Augustine, Florida, Linda 
Edwards (Dave) of Kenley, North 
Carolina, and Sam Mong (Kim) of 
Salem, Ohio, and 22 nieces and 
nephews and many great-nieces and 
great-nephews. 

The family also expresses their 
sincere appreciation to Merle Ford, 
Jim’s “right hand man,” Brittany 
Shannon, and Belinda Bowles, for 
their care and friendship.

The family will receive friends 
from 6:00-8:00 at the Columbiana 
Church of Christ on Friday March 
12th.  There will be a private 
funeral service on Saturday with 
burial to follow at Columbiana 
Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family 
suggests that material tributes may 
be made to The Churches of Christ 
Disaster Response Team, 9285 S. 
State Route 202, Tipp City, Ohio 
45371

Due to Covid 19, social distancing 
and mask protocol will be observed.  
Arrangements were made by the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.  Sign the 
register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com





Obituary
Niles – Mary Ann Logue, age 79, 
passed away peacefully at home, 
surrounded by her loved ones, on 
Tuesday March 9, 2021. 
Mary Ann was born on August 1, 
1941 in Johnson, OH, the daughter 
of the late Albert and Marguerite 
(Bailey) Cushman. A few years 
after graduating from Johnson 
Highschool in 1959, Mary Ann 
started working at Packard Electric 
and worked there for 32 years 
before retiring in 1998. 
She married the love of her life, 
Richard “Rick” Logue Jr., on 
November 18, 2000 and they shared 
many years filled with lots of love 
and happiness. 
Mary Ann had a love for roller 
skating. She would often participate 
in roller skating competitions. 
When she wasn’t roller skating, 
Mary Ann loved to swim and sew. 
What she loved most of all was 
spending time with her family; she 
loved family gatherings. 
Mary Ann will be dearly missed by 
her husband, Rick; her children 
Rodney (Tiffany) Freel and Ronald 
(Jennifer) Freel; her grandchildren 
Allyssa, Paige, Katelyn, Matthew, 
and Rachael Freel; her three great-
grandchildren; her sister Phyllis 
Heilzwebel; and many other family 
and friends. 
Besides for her parents, Mary Ann 
is preceded in death by her sister 
Betty Considder. 
Visitation for Mary Ann will be 
held on March 15, 2021 at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel, from 
10:00am to 11:30am, where the 
services will immediately follow at 
11:30. 
Mary Ann will be laid to rest at 
Niles City Cemetery. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Dale Baylor, age 89, of Alliance 
passed away at Community Care 
Center on March 9, 2021.

He was born on October 22, 1931 
in Alliance to Leslie and Bessie 
(Jebavy) Baylor.

Dale graduated from Alliance High 
School and worked at Ford Motor 
Company for 39 years. Dale was a 
member of the VFW Post 1036 and 
was a Hot Stove Baseball coach for 
many years. He enjoyed fishing, 
camping, traveling and spending his 
winters in Florida. Dale served 
honorably in the United States Air 
Force.  

Those left to cherish his memory 
are daughters, Debbie (Troy Kinser) 
Baylor of Homeworth and Karen 
Caywood of Alliance; sons, Steven 
(Lisa) Baylor of Alliance and David 
(Susan) Baylor of Canton; 16 
grandchildren and 12 great-
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; his wife, Mary Lou Baylor, 
whom he married on June 6, 1953 
and who passed on February 12, 
2020; son, Michael; brother, Paul; 
and sister, Edna.

A funeral service will be held on 
Saturday, March 13th at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral home at 
2:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael Seifert 
officiating. Friends may call from 
noon to 2:00 p.m. Interment will be 
at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to St. Jude’s Children’s 
Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., 
Memphis, TN 38105 or Alliance 
Hospice, 2461 W. State St., 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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





Obituary
Bazetta Township- Patsy Jean 
Maffitt, age 93, passed away 
peacefully Friday morning, March 
5, 2021 surrounded by her family at 
Grace Woods Senior Living in 
Niles. 
Patsy was born March 23, 1927 in 
Middlefield, Ohio to the late Joseph 
Martin and Etta (Kelly) Martin 
Hood. She was a 1945 graduate of 
Leavittsburg High School. She was 
a hard-working homemaker who 
also worked as a waitress, a 
secretary, and delivered mail at the 
Ravenna Arsenal as a young lady. 
Patsy loved to roller skate and did 
so until she was 88 years old! She 
had a song for everything and was 
always willing to share her opinion. 
She active in the Dames of Malta in 
her younger years. 
Patsy was a member of Bazetta 
Christian Church where she taught 
Sunday school when her children 
were young. 
Patsy is preceded in death by her 
companion Joe Ratkowski, her 
siblings, Ginny Lawrence, Dale 
Martin, Dot Hayes, Beryl 
Vangorder, Red Woolweaver, Peggy 
Jo Sanderson, and Betty Lou Littel; 
with Patsy’s passing the “glorious 
seven plus one” are now back 
together. 
She is survived by her children, Etta 
Rae Finley, Robert W. (Sherrie) 
Maffitt, Jr., and Kelly (Larry) 
Swiger; seven grandchildren, Jill 
(Scott) Tellock, Amy (Lee) 
Heckaman, Jennifer (Chuck) Dann, 
Robert (Erin) Maffitt, III, Ashley 
(Mike) Witherow, Kristi (Kenny) 
Larson, and Patrick (Julie) Swiger; 
eleven great-grandchildren, Erick 
(Miriam), Amanda, Maddie, Jenna, 
Kenzie, Zayden, Jonah, Reese, 
Seth, Jaxson, and Mila; and several 
nieces and nephews. 
A celebration of Patsy’s life will be 
held at a later date.





Obituary
SALEM - Dale M. Triplett, 69, died 
at Sunday, March  7, 2021 at her 
residence. Dale was born on June 
14, 1951 in Webster Springs, WV, 
the daughter of Bud and Inez 
(Vaughn) Cogar.

Dale cleaned offices and banks with 
her husband Bill.  She was a 
member of Calvary Baptist Church 
in Salem. One of Dale's true joys 
was fishing.

Survivors include her husband, 
Oscar "Bill" Triplett, whom she 
married on February 14, 1990; one 
son, Marvin (fiance' Tonia Maines) 
Crites of Salem; siblings, Lonnie 
(Shelia) Cogar of Webster Springs, 
WV, Ida (Johnny) McDaniels of 
Buckhannon, WV, Rose Bancroft of 
Webster Springs, WV, Russie 
(Larry) Unger of Buckhannon, WV, 
and Retha Giles of Cowen, WV and 
six grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Dale was 
preceded in death by one sister, Kay 
Cogar.

A funeral service will be held 
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:00 
a.m. at Stark Memorial. Burial will 
be held at Hope Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, 
March 11, 2021 at the funeral 
home. 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.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.





Obituary
Columbiana - Brian Richard Kyser, 
age 47, of Columbiana, died 
unexpectedly on Thursday, March 
4, 2021 at his home.  

He was born on January 11, 1974 in 
Salem, son of Nancy Crowl Kyser-
Hofmann and the late Richard 
Kyser.   

Brian was extremely talented.  He 
enjoyed woodworking, drawing, 
and had a passion for music and 
playing the guitar.  He also found 
great peace in journaling and 
recording his own profound 
thoughts.  Those who knew Brian, 
know that his life was not easy.  He 
struggled daily with various forms 
of mental illness as well as 
numerous chronic health issues that 
ultimately took his life too early.  
Through it all, Brian’s heart of gold, 
love for his family, and selfless 
personality is how he will best be 
remembered. 

He is survived by his mother, 
Nancy Kyser-Hofmann; his sister, 
Michelle (Chris) Kyser-Wrobleski 
of Marysville, OH; brother, Bradley 
(Laura) Kyser of Delaware, OH; his 
beloved niece, Melissa (Josh) 
Slepicka of Peachtree City, GA, and 
his beloved nephew, Spencer 
Wrobleski of Statesboro, GA.  Also 
surviving is his longtime 
companion, Trudy Avery of 
Columbiana, OH, and his two 
special aunts, Martha Black of 
Uniontown, OH, and Sally (Ron) 
Chamberlin of Leetonia, OH.

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, March 12, 2021 from 5:00 
p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana where masks will be 
required, and social distancing will 
be observed. 

Private family services will be held 
at the funeral home.

Brian will be laid to rest next to his 
father at the Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made 
to Angels for Animals, 4750 South 
Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.

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





Obituary
Thomas W. McKinley, 68 of 
Canfield died Thursday evening, 
March 4th, surrounded by his 
family, at his residence after a long 
illness. Tom spent his last weeks 
with family and friends while 
enjoying fine meals and jamming to 
music. Thomas was born June 21, 
1952 in Youngstown, a son of the 
late Thomas J. and Sally May 
(Smith) McKinley and was a 
lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from Austintown Fitch High School 
in 1971 and had attended 
Youngstown State University. 
Thomas had been the service 
manager for the Honda Store in 
Boardman for over 30 years. Tom 
enjoyed his job and thought highly 
of the employees and the 
organization. Tom enjoyed 
numerous hobbies throughout his 
life including racing cars and 
motorcycles, waterskiing, 
competing in triathlons, hunting and 
fishing. Also, Tom enjoyed 
gardening and canning. 


He leaves to cherish his memories 
two sons, Thomas D. McKinley and 
Christopher R. McKinley and their 
mother Sandra Straight along with 
her son Brad Straight, all of 
Boardman; a step-daughter, Nicole 
(Chris) Genera of Arizona along 
with her mother Kimberly 
McKinley; a brother, Robert (Janet) 
McKinley of Baltimore, Maryland 
and their children Katie, Sarah and 
Keith; a sister, Susan (Dan) Jenkins 
of Gaylord, MI and their children 
Dan, Scott and Stacie. Tom also 
leaves two granddaughters, 
Lyndsay Raye and Genevieve Rose, 
both the apple of his eye. In 
addition, Tom is survived by his 
Uncle Jack (Aunt Margaret) Smith 
and his Aunt Karen (Uncle George) 
Meech, cousins Bob, Mary, John, 
Bill, Dee, Lecia and Sean. Tom also 
leaves behind his cats Boo and 
Jake. 


Along with his parents Tom was 
preceded in death by his Great Aunt 
Betty Moran, Aunt June Hart and 
his dear cousin Jimmy Smith. His 
faithful companion Abby, a 
chocolate Labrador, passed away in 
September. 

The family would like to express 
their gratitude to Dr. Chris Knight, 
Dr. Denise Bobvnyik, and the 
amazing caregivers at St. Elizabeth 
Boardman, Vibra Hospital, Caprice 
Health Care and Compassionate 
Care Hospice. A special thank you 
to Yvette, Ariana and Simia. 

Per Toms wishes there will be no 
calling hours or funeral. A 
celebration of life is being planned 
for a later date. Friends and family 
may give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 


Contributions may be sent to the 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 
donate.lls.org or to Angels for 
Animals. 


May the roads rise to meet you 
May the winds be always at your 
back 
May the sun shine warm warm 
upon your face 
May rains fall soft upon your fields 
And until we meet again, 

May God hold you 

in the hollow of His hand. 



Go deo agus i gcónaí 



i carry your heart with me(i carry it 
in my heart)





Obituary
Warren – Robert William “Bill” 
Hamilton, 91, of Champion passed 
away on Wednesday March 3, 2021 
at home with his family by his side. 
He was born on April 6, 1929, in 
Rosemont, West Virginia, the son of 
the late Arkie Clark and Leah 
(Louk) Hamilton. 
Bill was a graduate of Beverly High 
School, WV. He spent several years 
serving his country in the United 
States Navy, then continued his 
military career in the Air Force for 
an additional four years. He moved 
to Warren and worked at Republic 
Steel, LTV, WCI before retiring in 
1990. After retiring, he enjoyed 
golfing Cranberry Golf Course, 
traveling all over the country, 
including a trip to Australia, and 
kept busy with jigsaw puzzles 
during the winter months and 
working in his yard during the 
summer. 
He married Lois Michael Hamilton 
on February 14, 1983, and they 
shared 38 years of marriage and 
happy memories together. 
Besides his wife, Bill is survived by 
his daughter Debra Neidhart of 
North Carolina; his stepsons 
Michael (Susan) Braithwaite of 
Sharpsville, PA, and Richard 
(Teresa) Braithwaite of Roxboro, 
NC; eleven grandchildren, ten 
great-grandchildren, and 12 great 
great-grandchildren; his sisters 
Vonda Marstiller of Streetsboro and 
Carolyn Johnson of Ravenna, OH. 
In addition to his parents, Bill was 
preceded in death by his sisters 
Clair Wooddell, Delores Tacy, 
Margaret Lambert, Ellen Alderman; 
and his brothers Arkie Clark Jr., and 
Herb Hamilton. 
Visitation for Bill will be held on 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 
10:00am till 12:00pm at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, with services immediately 
following. Pastor Kyle Tennant will 
be officiating the service. 
Bill will be laid to rest at All Souls 
Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Otterbein 
United Methodist Church, 1128 
State Rd., Warren, OH 44481 or to 
Bella Care Hospice, 1933 State 
Route 45, Austinburg, OH 44010. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





James William Poffenberger 93, 
Salem Twp., Salem, died at 3 PM 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 
Continuing Health Care of Lisbon.

He was born on June 11, 1927, in 
Westmorland County, Pa., the son 
of the late John William and 
Catherine May (McDonald) 
Poffenberger.

He was formerly employed at the 
Salem A&P Meat Packing Plant 
until his retirement. He served in 
the US Army Air Corps.

He is survived by his sons Neil of 
Hanover, Pa. And Kirk (Jen) of 
Salem, nine.





Obituary
Sebring:

Marjorie J. Hathaway age 83 passed 
away Sunday March 7, 2021 
peacefully at her home surrounded 
by her loving family. She was born 
May 3, 1927 in Shoals, Indiana. She 
is survived by her daughters; Gerri 
(Jessie) Cooper, Bonnie (Dale) 
Andrews, sons; Billy Eugene 
Hathaway Jr. and Bruce Hathaway, 
8 grandchildren, and 15 great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in 
death by her husband; Billy Eugene 
Hathaway Sr., brothers; James Lee 
Hathaway, Marshall P. Hathaway, 
and Kenneth Joe Hathaway. 
Marjorie enjoyed playing bingo, 
jigsaw puzzles, scratch off lottery 
tickets, and spending time with her 
friends and family. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to St. Jude Children's 
Hospital. Per her request cremation 
will take place with a private 
graveside service at Atwater 
Cemetery. Friends and family may 
share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneral home.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Patricia Lee Drake Johnson, age 79, 
of Alliance passed away at 
Community Care Center on March 
7, 2021.

She was born on June 21, 1941 in 
Rockford, Illinois to James 
Woodrow Drake and Avonne V. 
Dauenbaugh Drake.Patricia 
graduated from the University of 
Illinois; she married Dennis K. 
Johnson while attending. They then 
moved to Long Beach, California 
and had three children. They settled 
in Alliance in 1976. Pat began her 
22 year career after becoming 
single with the Stark County 
District Library. She managed the 
North Branch for most of her 
career.  

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Kathleen; sons, 
Gregory (Michelle) and Steven 
(Melissa); grandchildren, Trey, 
Christopher, Anthony, Sunday, 
James, Natasha, Brittany, Michael, 
Aleigh, Carter, Kelly, Emily and 
O’Reiley; great-grandson, Gavin; 
dear former daughters-in-law, 
Deanne, Cassandra and Michelle; 
brothers, Steven, Douglas, Bradley 
(Cynthia) and David (Roxanne) 
Drake all of Illinois; and many 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; brother, Kenneth; and 
grandson, Nickolas.

The love and friendship of Union 
Avenue United Methodist Church 
was extraordinary during Pat’s 
cancer treatments. The doctors and 
caregivers were greatly appreciated. 
Pat’s family would like to thank 
Hospice at Alliance Community 
Care Center.

Cremation was conducted with 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian. A 
celebration of life service will be 
held at a later date.

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





Obituary
Linda E. Worley, 68 of Beloit 
passed away on Sunday, March 7, 
2021. She was born in Alliance on 
November 30, 1952 the daughter of 
the late James and Ruth (Baugher) 
Graham. She was a graduate of 
Alliance High School and a 
member of the First Christian 
Church. Linda was always involved 
with her family and grandchildren 
which made them the most 
important thing in her everyday life.

Survivors include her four children; 
Catherine (Jerry) Allbritain, 
Caroline (Shawn) McNeal, Richard 
Worley and Christina (Daniel) 
Durenda. She is also survived by 7 
grandchildren, 3 great 
grandchildren and 2 siblings; Ellen 
Conway and William Graham. 
Besides her parents she was 
preceded in death by her husband 
Gail R. Worley on November 14, 
1997, 2 sisters Catherine Farmer, 
Alice Hilbert and a brother James 
R. Graham.

A funeral service will be held on 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
funeral home in Sebring with Pastor 
Ed Harnish officiating. Visitation 
will be held at the funeral home the 
hour prior to the service on 
Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 
PM. Burial will take place at 
Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. 
Friends and family may send 
condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements were entrusted to 
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel.





Obituary
Betty L. Marks, age 84, of 
Louisville, OH, passed away 
Friday, March 5, 2021. She was 
born July 17, 1936 in Kinport, PA 
to the late Lawrence and Phyllis 
Shankle. She was retired from 
Canton Mallable. Betty is survived 
by her daughter, Robin (Robert) 
Harwig, her son, Robert “Bob” 
Marks; 2 sisters, Debbie (Richard) 
Holland, Linda Robinson; 3 
brothers, Ronald, Allen (Lois) and 
Leonard (Val) Shankle; 4 
grandchildren and 6 great-
grandchildren. She was also 
preceded in death by 2 brothers, 
Donald and Gene Shankle and 4 
sisters, Olive Venable, Ida Jones, 
Bertha Kerr and Elsie Mae 
Sherwin.

A memorial service will be held at a 
later date. Online condolences may 
be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Patricia Ann Vargo, age 87, of 
Kent, previously from Alliance, 
passed away on March 4, 2021.

She was born on July 9, 1933 in 
Alliance to Kenneth Leroy Koons 
and Lois Hulda (Dutton Koons) 
Newman.  

Patricia (Patty Ann to friends and 
family) graduated from Alliance 
High School.  During her working 
years she was employed by The 
Boston Store, The Rec, The Polka 
Dot, Brooks Banquet Center, Kings 
Department Store, Elks BPOE 467 
and finally Electronic Circuits and 
Design in Sebring where she spent 
15 years as a circuit board screener.  
After retirement in 1995 she 
became a vibrant and active 
volunteer with the Alliance Area 
Senior Center.  Patty Ann was an 
excellent seamstress, enjoyed 
crochet, and was an avid bingo 
player.  She loved to dance the 
jitterbug, was a hopeless sweet-
tooth, and was proud to be left-
handed.   Patty Ann never drove 
and she could often be seen walking 
from one end of town to the other 
for her shopping and errands.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her three daughters, Sandy 
(Kenneth) Baker of Alliance, Patty 
Jo Ellis of Alliance, and Valerie 
(Warren) Henry of Kent; four 
grandchildren, J. Christopher (Tara) 
Vargo of Alliance, Jessica (Scott) 
Lundgren of Raleigh, North 
Carolina, Keara (Chris) Gleason of 
Kent, and Kayla (Vik Sharad) 
Henry of Kent;  seven great-
grandchildren; one great-great 
grandson and generations of nieces 
and nephews.  She is also survived 
by two half-sisters, Karen (James) 
Carroll of Atwater and Susan 
Koons of Atwater.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her brother, Kenneth “Bud” 
Koons II; her sister, Dorothy 
“Tottie” Collage; and her half-
brother, James Koons.

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

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Alliance Area Senior 
Center, 602 W Vine St, Alliance, 
OH 44601.

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





OBITUARY 
Angelica Rae “Angie” Perkins 15, 
of Salem Township, Salem, died 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 in an 
automobile accident in Middleton 
Township.

She was born on July 27, 2005 in 
Salem, the daughter of the late 
Joseph Dean and Athena Ann 
(Nicholas) Perkins.

She was a 9th-grade student at the 
Salem High School, but had 
previously attended United Local. 
Angie was also attending Salem 
Wesleyan Methodist Church and 
other church activities. In her 
younger years, she was very close 
with her mother. Angie’s group of 
friends broadened over the recent 
years. The use of the cell phone and 
all the social media venues allowed 
her to gain many friends. Her 
favorite thing was to go “hang out” 
with all her friends.

Angie loved the outdoors, going out 
on the bike trail, fishing, 
swimming, and sitting out by a 
warm crackling fire.

She enjoyed horses and did some 
riding as well and learned how to 
shoot guns.

She is survived by her brothers 
Kyle Wayne (Jennifer) Hunt, James 
Thomas Rohr, her half sisters, 
Brenna, Jessica and Trew Lee 
Perkins, half brother Joseph Perkins 
Jr., Stepfather Carl W. Hunt as well 
as extended family and a host of 
friends.

A time of visitation will be from 4 
to 7 PM Thursday, March 11, 2021, 
at the Salem Wesleyan Methodist 
Church. A private burial service 
will take place in Hart Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Leavittsburg- Mark W. Craig, age 
16, passed away March 3, 2021 
with his family by his side at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center due to a 
Dirt Bike accident. 
Mark was born June 24, 2004 in 
Warren, Ohio. He was a Sophomore 
at LaBrae High School. 
Mark enjoyed riding Dirt Bikes and 
four wheelers, playing video games 
with his friends, and working in the 
shop with his grandfather. He was 
mechanically minded and loved to 
work with his hands. He was a 
wonderful son, brother, grandson, 
nephew, and friend. Mark was of 
the Christian faith. 
Mark is preceded in death by his 
grandparents William and Mary 
Jane Craig. 
He will be missed by his parents, 
Paul and Helen Craig, his sister 
Marybeth, his brother Josh, 
grandmother Helen Burnison, 
grandfather Mark Bufwack, nana 
Robin Reed, his aunts, Miranda 
(Kevin) Tenney, Heather (Carl) 
Hopson, and Christina Brady; his 
uncles, Albin Fenner, Billy Craig 
(Ernie), Michael Craig, and Stephen 
Craig, great aunt and uncle Mary 
Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann 
and his girlfriend Alivia 
Ochsenbine. 
Friends may call 5-8PM 
Wednesday, March 10th at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren. The funeral service will be 
10AM Thursday, at the Life 
Church, 610 S. Leavitt Rd. in 
Leavittsburg, Pastor Jim Dittmar 
officiant. Interment in Howland 
Township Cemetery.





Obituary
Barbara L. Jacobson, age 86, of 
Alliance passed away at Aultman 
Alliance Community Hospital on 
February 22, 2021.

She was born on June 15, 1934 in 
Youngstown to Don and Nettie 
(Thomas) Beaumont.

Barbara graduated from Boardman 
High School in 1952. She then 
attended St. Luke’s Hospital School 
of Nursing. Barbara started her 
career in pediatric nursing. She was 
the Nursing Director at the Alliance 
Health Department until her 
retirement in 2001. Barbara was a 
member of First Christian Church, 
Alliance, Order of the Eastern Star, 
Alliance Quota Club, and Alliance 
Women’s Club. She also 
participated in a book club and card 
clubs in both Alliance and 
Boardman. Barb will always be 
remembered as someone who loved 
style and beautiful clothing and 
accessories, but more than that, 
loved doing special things for 
people; reaching out and touching 
us with her thoughtful common 
sense and humor. 

Those left to cherish her memory 
are grandson, Nick Hoffert; special 
friend Sharon Andreani; as well as 
all her other dear friends and 
family.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; first husband, Paul Sekler; 
second husband, Vernon Jacobson; 
daughter, Tammy Jacobson; and 
twin sister, Bonnie Beaumont 
Magill.

A memorial service will be held at 
First Christian Church, 1141 W 
Beech St, Alliance, Ohio, on March 
20, 2021. Visitation will be held 
from 10:00 to 11:00 with a 
Memorial Service starting at 11:00 
followed by a luncheon in the 
church’s fellowship hall.          

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





Obituary
David J. Cronk, 67 passed away 
unexpectedly at home. David was 
born in Youngstown, Ohio on 
January 1, 1954 the only son of 
John M. and Eleanor Porter Cronk. 
A graduate of Chaney High School, 
David was employed as a steel 
worker for McDonald Steel for over 
thirty years retiring in 2019. A man 
of great faith, David enjoyed his 
retirement listening to Beatles 
music and collecting Beatles 
memorabilia. He was an avid fan of 
the New York Yankees and New 
York Giants. David is survived by 
his sister Linda (Michael) Vlaiku, 
nephew Michael (Janet) Vlaiku and 
great nephews Michael and Jacob. 
He was preceded in death by his 
parents. 
Private services for the immediate 
family have been held with burial at 
Brunstetter Cemetery. 
To leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Helen Lucille Bush, 101, of 
Canfield passed away Wednesday 
evening, March 3, 2021, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. Helen 
was born August 14, 1919, in 
Canfield, the daughter of the late 
Wesley and Anna Belle (Godward) 
Coy. She was a 1937 graduate of 
Canfield High School and had 
worked as a clerk for the family 
business, Coy Brothers Trucking in 
Canfield until 1976. Helen was a 
lifelong member of Canfield 
Christian Church and she was very 
active within the church serving as 
a nursery attendant, as a Deaconess, 
a Sunday school teacher, a Board 
member a choir member and she 
participated in the Christian 
Women’s Fellowship. Helen leaves 
four granddaughters: Dawn 
Thaman, Dana Korn, Annie Bush & 
Katie O’Neil, five great 
grandchildren, two great-great 
grandsons, and several nieces and 
nephews. Helen was preceded in 
death by her husband, Eugene F. 
Bush, whom she married October 5, 
1940, and who passed away 
December 22, 1992. Helen was also 
preceded in death by her two sons, 
Merlyn and David Bush, sisters, 
Anna Shears, Esther Rice, Agnes 
Davis and Estella Schooley, and 
brothers Walter and Carl Coy. 
Family and friends may call from 
10:30 to 11:30 AM Tuesday, March 
9, 2021, at the Lane Funeral Home 
Canfield Chapel where services will 
be held at 11:30 AM. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests 
donations be made to Canfield 
Christian Church in Helen’s name.





Obituary
William C. Harry, Jr. of 
Columbiana died early Friday 
morning at his residence. Bill was 
born November 10,1925 in 
Youngstown, a son of the late 
William C. and Minnie (Crowe) 
Harry and was a lifelong area 
resident. He was a graduate of 
South High School and attended 
Youngstown College. He served as 
a Seaman First Class in the U.S. 
Navy during World War II. Early in 
his career, Bill worked in sales for 
H.J. Heinz and then Northern Paper 
Mill. Later he worked in advertising 
for WFMJ, The Vindicator, and in 
advertising and management for 
WBBW. He had many fond 
memories of growing up near Mill 
Creek Park and Idora Park. He was 
a member of Boardman Methodist 
Church. Bill enjoyed biking and 
traveling, especially to Key West, 
Williamsburg, the Boston area , and 
Geneva -on-the-Lake. Besides his 
parents, Bill was preceded in death 
by his wife, Alberta “Bertie” 
(Goodwin) Harry, whom he married 
March 27, 1954, died April 2, 2018; 
two sisters, Mary Hubbard and Jane 
Harry, and a niece, Linda Wright. 
He leaves nieces and nephews, 
Gary (Carol) Hubbard and Nancy 
(Craig) Diehl , all of Canfield. The 
family would like to thank Visiting 
Physicians, Grace Hospice of 
Boardman and especially Visiting 
Angels of Salem for their care and 
kindness. There will be a graveside 
service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where 
he will be buried next to his wife in 
the Overlook Section.





Obituary
Alliance:

Marsha L. Miller, age 67 passed 
away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 
at Bel-Air Care Center.  She was 
born October 20, 1953 to Lester and 
Bessie (Kelly)Wilson.

Marsha was a member of First 
Assembly of God in Alliance. She 
was a dedicated family women that 
enjoyed spending time with her 
Great Nieces and Nephews. She 
also, enjoyed crafts, drawing, and 
gambling, especially slot machines.

She leaves behind to cherish her 
memories, Sisters: Shirley Jordan, 
Dessella Kelly, Mary Jesiolowski, 
and Linda Williams. Brother: Lloyd 
Wilson, along with several nieces 
and nephews. Special Friends: Joe 
Barker and Ray Head.  .

Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her step father, 
Chuck Wilson

Visitation will take place on 
Monday, March 8, 2021, from 5pm 
till 7 pm at Dean's Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be shared 
at www.deansfuneralhome.com.  
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Bernard Andrew Ritteger; 84, 
passed away at 11:10 A.M on 
Tuesday, March 3, 2021 at his home 
in Rogers, Ohio.

Born on July 21, 1936 in Mahoning 
County, the son of his late parents; 
Cyril Ritteger and Lillian (Taylor) 
Stack.

Bernard married his sweetheart, 
Beverly Jo (Westover) Ritteger on 
February 3, 1957 and together they 
spent 64 wonderful years together 
raising their family and watching it 
grow. He attended Kingdom Hall of 
Jehovah’s Witnesses in East 
Palestine. Bernard was employed at 
Youngstown Steel Door for 25 
years and retired at 65, at which 
time he looked forward to spending 
his golden years with his family and 
getting to do more of the things that 
he enjoyed. Bernard looked forward 
to packing up the car and the family 
and hitting the open road on family 
vacations. They have visited almost 
every state over the years. He was a 
collector of scrap metal and had a 
keen interest in collecting guns, 
particularly old ones. Bernard liked 
to spend time in the great outdoors. 
He was a gardener, an avid hunter, 
fisherman, and especially enjoyed 
camping with the family and 
playing his guitar. He was a big 
teaser and loved to “pick on the 
kids”, whether they were his 
children, grandchildren, or great 
grandchildren. He dearly loved his 
family and will be missed by all 
who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife, Bernard is 
survived by his children; Bernard 
Andrew Jr. (Donna) Ritteger, of 
Elkton, Ohio, Peggy Dickson, Terry 
Ritteger, Kevin Ritteger, and Jodi 
Davis all of Rogers, Ohio, 10 
grandchildren, 12 great 
grandchildren, and 3 great great 
grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Bernard is 
preceded in death by his step-father 
Richard Stack, brothers; Charles, 
Jess, June, William, Willard Guy, 
and Theodore Ritteger, sisters; 
Pauline Vizi, Leona Gransey, Bert 
Hoppa, and April Guy.

There will be no services.

Care was entrusted to Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services of Salem, 
Ohio.





John Harold Hearn 91, of Salem, 
died at 10:42 PM Saturday, 
February 27, 2021, at his home.

He was born on August 25, 1929 in 
New Cumberland, W.Va., son of the 
late Harry and Edna (Rawson) 
Hearn Sr.

John is a member of the Salem 
Wesleyan Methodist Church and 
served in US Army from 1951 to 
1953 during the Korean War. He 
worked on the rail road in service 
just as he did with the Pennsylvania 
Rail Road prior to the military.

John was a very gentle soul, 
enjoyed being outdoors, going to 
car shows and walking the dog. 
John loved to sing and enjoyed it 
when ever possible and was a good 
whistler. A member of Mid-Ohio 
Mopar Club, an OSU fan and 
always liked real trains his whole 
life.

He is survived by his wife of 34 
years, the former Shirley Mae 
Snook whom he married in 1986, 
his children: Ellen F. (Phillip) 
Betourne of Canton, James A. 
Hearn of Carrollton, Anna M. 
(Gary) Smith of Canton, Patricia A. 
Lopez of Canton and Richard H. 
(Amy) Hearn of Minerva and step 
daughter Pamela Sue (Arnold) 
Guntrum of Lisbon, seventeen 
grandchildren and twenty five great 
grandchildren, a sister Mary Hahn 
of Piketon.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his siblings: 
Harry Jr., Ray, James and Jackson 
Hearn, Ruth Russell, Grace Krizon 
and Pearl Felger and one great 
grandchild.

A Celebration of Life service will 
be held on Thursday, March 4, 
2021, at 2 PM at the Salem 
Wesleyan Methodist Church. The 
Rev. Stanley Graybil will be 
officiating. A time of visitation will 
be from 1 to 2 PM. The Salem 
Honor Guard will be offering 
military honors at 2 PM.

Arrangements were entrusted to the 
care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services, Salem.





Obituary
Connie Rae (Burton) Dattilio, 55, 
formerly of Columbiana/Lisbon, 
Ohio died on February 23, 2021.

Born on April 7, 1965, in Salem, 
Ohio, she was the daughter of the 
late C. Bruce and Carol Jean 
(Dotson) Burton.

Connie is survived by her two 
daughters; Michelle (John) White, 
Valerie Dattilio, grandson; Hunter 
McCuean, and granddaughter; 
Marina White all of Columbiana, 
Ohio, siblings; Tamie (Richard) 
Milhoan, Richie Burton, Melissa 
Jean (John) Rankin all of Lisbon, 
Ohio, Brad (Jennifer) Burton of 
Summitville, Ohio, Joshua (Jill) 
Burton of New Waterford, Ohio, 
step mother; Mary Ann (Belaney) 
Burton of Salinville, Ohio, several 
nieces and nephews and several 
great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Connie is 
preceded in death by a brother 
Ricky Bruce Burton and a sister 
Denise Burton.





Obituary
MECCA TOWNSHIP- Alexander 
Michael Kalas, age 28, passed away 
Friday, February 26, 2021 due to 
injuries received in an automobile 
accident. 
Alex was born November 4, 1992 
in Warren, Ohio the son of Roy and 
Carla (Baldwin) Kalas. He was a 
2011 graduate of Maplewood High 
School and TCTC where he 
excelled in small engine repair and 
welding. 
Alex enjoyed farming and worked 
at Britton Farms. He was a John 
Deere guy, owning a John Deere M 
that had been passed down to him 
from his grandpa Mickey. He was 
an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed 
hunting, fishing, trapping, riding 
dirt bikes, racing four wheelers, 
snowboarding, and mountain 
biking; Alex was an accomplished 
mechanic and enjoyed working on 
trucks and tractors. 
Alex is preceded in death by his 
maternal grandparents Cecil and 
Frances Baldwin and his paternal 
grandfather Mickey Kalas. 
He is survived by his parents, his 
sister Kristen Kalas, his 
grandmother Dolores Kalas, and 
many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
Family and friends may visit 2-6PM 
Sunday, March 7th at the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel, 164 N. High St. in 
Cortland. There will be a memorial 
service planned at a later date. 
Covid precautions will be taken, 
masks and social distancing will be 
observed.





Obituary
NILES- James H. McNally, age 78, 
was escorted by angels to be with 
His Lord and Savior on March 1, 
2021 at 7:36PM while at Select 
Specialty Hospital on Belmont in 
Youngstown. 
He was born March 19, 1942 in 
Tennessee to the late Russell and 
Gladys McNally. 
He married his sweetheart, Carol 
McNally on January 6, 1962, who 
survives him, his son, Michael 
(Karen) McNally, his daughter 
Amanda Ayers, four grandchildren, 
Emily (Cory) Kimmy, Justin Ayers, 
Janelle Ayers, and Elizabeth 
McNally, great-grandson River 
Kimmy, and a sister Carol Staton. 
Jimmy is preceded in death by his 
parents, four sisters, and a son-in-
law, George Ayers. 
Jimmy worked for 29 years for 
General Motors and retired in 1994. 
Jimmy’s life was centered around 
his love for his family and his faith 
in Jesus Christ. Saved at the age of 
29, he was active for many years as 
he was a leader and vital member of 
Faith Baptist Church. From being a 
Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School 
Superintendent, Sunday School 
Teacher, taught Wednesday Bible 
study and he played guitar for the 
services. His life’s goal was to 
make a difference and show people 
the love of Christ and how to go to 
heaven. 
Jimmy’s favorite song was “Great is 
thy Faithfulness” and is known for 
saying “If I felt any better I couldn’t 
stand myself. 
Friends may call 6-8PM Friday at 
the Lane Funeral Home Niles 
Chapel, 415 Robbins Ave. in Niles. 
The funeral service will be 11AM 
Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 
1401 Shaw Rd in Niles with Pastor 
Lenny Towle Officiant. Interment 
in Kerr Cemetery. Please follow all 
covid precautions when visiting, 
social distancing and wearing a 
mask are requested.





Brian Andrew Lodge 33, of Salem, 
died at 5:22 AM Saturday, February 
27, 2021, in the emergency room of 
Salem Regional Medical Center 
after taking ill at home.

He was born on August 6, 1987 in 
Salem, the son of Dennis Lodge of 
Salineville and Kathy (Laws) 
Lodge of Salem.

Brian was a very unique child of the 
Lodge Family. He enjoyed the 
outdoors and loved to be apart of 
nature. In the middle of winter, you 
could find him bare foot out cutting 
fire wood. A true love of nature and 
free spirited type of personality. If 
you found a good song to play, 
Brian would be out and dance to the 
beat. He was a painter of utility 
towers for nearly 10 years traveling 
the east coast.

In the summer months, the gardens 
were a big thing in his life. There 
was nothing more in his life he 
loved more than his daughter.

In addition to his patents, he is 
survived by his daughter Lilah Rose 
Lodge, siblings: Eric, Jacob, 
Timothy, Ronald, Curtis (Luke), 
and Amanda Lodge all of Salem, 
Sean of Rogers, Jedediah (Lindsay) 
of Canfield, Joel of N. Garden, and 
Kim Jackson of Salem.

There will be a time of visitation 
from 6-8 PM Thursday, at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.





Obituary
BOARDMAN-Margaret M. 
Germanowski, 80, died Friday 
morning, February 26, 2021 at her 
residence, due to complications 
from her year long battle with 
cancer. She was born March 22, 
1940 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter 
of Ron and Joann. Margaret was a 
1958 graduate of Westinghouse 
High School. She then received a 
degree from the Robert Morris 
College, School of Business. 
Margaret was a credit 
specialist/administrator for GMAC 
for 25 years, retiring in 1998. Prior 
to her retiring, Margaret was 
offered a supervisor position with 
GMAC but declined their offer to 
spend more time with her family. 
Margaret enjoyed being with her 
family, especially her 
granddaughter, Leigha. She was 
fundamentally a self-taught person. 
Margaret was an avid baker and 
chef and was also an expert Bridge 
player. Margaret’s husband, Dennis 
J. Germanowski whom she married 
June 20, 1964, died September 23, 
1993. She is survived by her sons, 
Dennis J. (Cathy) Germanowski of 
Efland, NC and Sean J. (Valerie) 
Germanowski of Boardman; her 
youngest sister Barbara and her 
granddaughter, Leigha 
Germanowski. Besides her parents 
and husband, Margaret was 
preceded in death by her brothers, 
Ronald, Jr. and James and her sister, 
Jackie. Due to the Covid-19 
Pandemic, a Memorial Service will 
be held at a future date. Memorial 
contributions in Margaret’s name 
may be given to MVI Hospice, 
2350 E. State St. Suite H, Salem, 
OH 44460 or to Angel’s for 
Animals, 4750 W. South Range 
Rd., Canfield, OH 44406. 
Arrangements are by the Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Anstrom 
Chapel.





Beloit:

Richard M. Jones age 60 went 
home with the Lord on Tuesday, 
March 2, 2021 at Aultman Alliance 
Community Hospital following a 
long illness. He was born July 17, 
1960 to the late Norman and Mary 
(Richards) Jones.

Richard was a graduate of West 
Branch High School. He will be 
remember for his love for animals 
especially his cats.

Per his request a cremation will 
take place and he request any 
donation be made for Angels for 
Animals. A memorial service will 
be held at a later date.





Obituary
SALEM – James G. Brogan, 77, 
passed away peacefully Tuesday, 
March 2, 2021 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. He was born May 
2, 1943 in Akron, son of the late 
Glenn L. and Martha B. 
(Tallmadge) Brogan.

James was a 1961 graduate of 
Suffield High School. He worked 
35 years as a welder/fitter and eight 
years driving truck. James enjoyed 
farming and motorcycle riding-
doing one tank trips. He enjoyed the 
outdoors, his family, and pets.

Survivors include his wife of 44 
years, Charlene (Ewart) Brogan; 
daughter, Bobbie Jo (Robert) 
Roessler of Salem; two sons, Glenn 
A. Brogan of Myrtle Beach, SC and 
Scott (Kathy) Brogan of 
Garrettsville; four grandchildren, 
Christopher and wife Clara, Grace, 
Joshua and Korey and three great 
grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a sister, Donna 
J. Steel also preceded him in death.

A Celebration of James’ Life will be 
held at a later date.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.





Obituary
This is in loving memory of James 
D. McClaren, 87, who passed away 
peacefully at Crandall Medical 
Center, Wednesday afternoon 
February 17, 2021. He was born 
November 11, 1933 in Salem, Ohio 
to the late James N. and Dorothy 
(Cobbs) McClaren.

James served in the United States 
Army, 4th Infantry Division.  He 
worked as a draftsman at Electric 
Furnace retiring in 1998.  James 
was a member of Winona United 
Methodist Church, where he served 
on the board, held various positions 
and taught adult Sunday School for 
a number of years. In addition, he 
was a member of the International 
Order of Odd Fellows and served 
on the United Local School Board.

His wife of 64 years, Cecilia 
McClaren, preceded him in death 
December 11, 2019.

James has two sons, Dr. James 
(Gail) McClaren, Pastor; and 
Thomas (Jennifer) McClaren; a 
daughter, Ann (Doug) George; 12 
grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren.

A memorial service honoring James 
will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, 
June 29, 2021 at the Winona United 
Methodist Church in Winona, Ohio 
with Dr. James E. McClaren 
officiating. Please adhere to social 
distancing, do not linger, and bring 
your own mask. Burial will be at 
Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

The family asks, in lieu of flowers, 
to make contributions to Copeland 
Oaks Foundation, 800 S. 15th 
Street, Sebring, OH 44672.

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.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
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ualhugs.





Obituary
Howland – Holly Machi, 51, passed 
away Friday afternoon, February 
26, 2021 at Akron General 
Hospital. 
Holly was born on February 6, 1970 
in Warren, OH, a daughter of Henry 
and Judith Janus. 
She was a graduate of Newton Falls 
High School and continued her 
education at Thiel College where 
she received her Bachelors in 
speech and hearing science. During 
her time at Thiel she met the love of 
her life, Paul Machi and got married 
on June 5, 1993. 
She loved being with her family 
and her two bulldogs Alli and Theo. 
Holly will be deeply missed by her 
loving husband of 28 years Paul 
Machi; three sons, Nathan, Adam, 
and Jared Machi; Aunt Carol and 
Uncle Jerry Decamp; cousin, Pam 
Choleva; mother, Judith Janus; and 
two brothers. 
She was preceded in death by father 
Henry Janus. 
Family and friends may visit from 
5-8:00PM on Thursday March 4, 
2021 and from 9-10:00AM on 
Friday March 5, 2021 at Lane 
Funeral Homes – Shafer Winans 
Chapel located at 164 North High 
Street in Cortland, with funeral 
services to follow at 10:00AM at 
the funeral home. 
Burial will follow at All Souls 
Cemetery in Bazetta Township. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
families Go Fund Me by visiting 
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are-sheet to help with medical 
costs. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Cortland – Mary D. Dickson, 94, 
passed away peacefully with family 
at her side Saturday morning, 
February 27, 2021 at Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital. 
Mary was born on January 29, 1927 
in United, PA, a daughter of the late 
George and Mary (Gmucs) Bokros. 
She was a 1945 graduate of Fowler 
High School and worked at Packard 
Electric for 27 years. She was a 
longtime member of St. Thomas the 
Apostle Church in Vienna, where 
she was a member of the Woman’s 
Guild. In her younger years, she 
enjoyed golfing and later enjoyed 
crafts and cross stitching. 
Mary will be deeply missed by her 
loving children, Gregory Dickson 
of Cortland, Pastor Joel (Gina) 
Dickson of Fowler, Lisa (Lawrence) 
Kaulback of Waxhaw, N.C, and 
Michele Dickson and her wife, 
Lettie Garza of Austin, TX; four 
grandchildren, Leah, Josh, 
Vannessa, and Adam; great-
granddaughter Evangeline; and 
sister, Dorothy Musgrove. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her beloved 
husband of more than 65 years, 
James R. Dickson, whom she 
married on February 7, 1948 and 
passed away on November 6, 2013; 
brothers, Charles, and George 
Bokros. 
Family and friends may visit from 
11-12:00PM at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel, 
located at 6923 Warren Sharon Rd. 
in Brookfield, with funeral services 
following at 12:00PM at the funeral 
home, officiated by Pastor Joel 
Dickson. 
Burial will take place at All Souls 
Cemetery in Bazetta Township. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to St. 
Thomas the Apostle Church 
Building Fund. 
We ask that everyone visiting, 
please practice social distancing 
and wear a mask. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Charles "Chuck" Kale 66 of Salem 
passed away on Monday, March 1, 
2021 at Salem regional Medical 
Center. Chuck was born in Salem 
on September 9, 1954 the son of the 
late Henry and Gloria (Krepps) 
Kale. Chuck was a jack of all trades 
and was interested in many things 
but he will be remembered for 
working at Eljer, R & M Fluid 
Power and Slagles Eggs. He was an 
avid collector of Di-cast products 
but especially Hot Wheels.
Survivors include his four 
children;Bethany (Robert) Perkins, 
Krista Kale, Josh Kale and Anthony 
Ardeno. He is also survived by six 
grandchildren; Jacob Bainbridge, 
Noah Perkins, Trae Perkins, Trevor 
Perkins, Vincent Mendez, Oliver 
Mendez and three siblings; Tom 
(Mindy) Kale, Dwain (Susan) Kale, 
Becky (Sam) Geisel and his friend 
and companion Linda Smith.

Cremation will take place and a 
Celebration of Life will be held at a 
later date. Friends and family may 
send condolences, sign the guest 
register and make memorial 
contributions to the family online at 
www.brownfhonline.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Salem





Obituary
David W. DeBee, 85, of Alliance 
passed away peacefully at home 
surrounded by his family on 
February 27, 2021.

He was born on December 18, 1935 
in Alliance to Harold and Audrey 
(Barricks) DeBee.

David graduated from Alliance 
High School and proudly served in 
the United States Marine Corps. In 
his younger years, he was a 
lifeguard at Stanley Pool and then 
later retired after 30 years from the 
Alliance City Water Department.

David was a loving father to five 
children, a fun grandpa to 12 
grandchildren, and 11 great 
grandchildren.  He loved telling 
jokes to his children and 
grandchildren and attending their 
sporting events.  He loved the 
outdoors and could often be found 
working on his land with his 
favorite dog Tripper by his side.  He 
enjoyed feeding the birds and 
watching for deer.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are the love of his life, his wife, 
Mary Catherine (Hagge) DeBee 
whom he married on June 30, 1956; 
son, David (Gena) DeBee; 
daughters, Bridgett (Alan) Sacco, 
Christy (Steve) Lauer and Susan 
(Jeff) McDaniel.  He is also 
survived by his late son’s wife, Pam 
DeBee; sister, Darla Lawrentz; and 
brothers, Adrian DeBee and Jeff 
Knori.  

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; brother, Brian DeBee; and 
son, Brian DeBee.

A private family service will be 
held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be 
made to St. Joseph Church, 427 E. 
Broadway St., Alliance, OH 44601.

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





Herbert Eugene Eglie, 85, of 
Minerva died on March 1, 2021 
following a long illness.

Herb was born on June 11, 1935 to 
Russell and Ida Davis Eglie, the 
youngest of three boys. He attended 
Bunker Hill Grade School and 
graduated from Minerva High 
School. Herb entered Ohio 
University on a scholarship to study 
law, but decided that was not his 
path. He was drawn to food 
services, and graduated in 1957 
from the College of Arts and 
Sciences of Ohio University.

Herb was a food service director for 
32 years for Aramark. He married 
Margaret Pollock in July of 1982 
and they built a home on top of one 
of the hills on Herb’s family farm 
outside of Minerva. Margaret died 
in October of 2013.

 Because of all the scholarships that 
helped him go to college, he and 
Margaret established the Russell W. 
and Ida L. Davis Eglie Memorial 
Scholarship at Ohio University in 
2007 to honor his parents. After 
Margaret’s death, Herb established 
the Herbert E. Eglie Patient 
Advocacy Fund at OU to help train 
health care students to be patient 
advocates.

Herb served one term as West 
Township trustee and had been a 
Farm Bureau member since 1982, 
served on the board for many years, 
and was awarded the Distinguished 
Service Award.

He is survived by his three 
stepchildren, Marcia (Paul) Farabee 
of Annandale, VA, Fred (Terry) 
Pollock of Rittman, and Ken (Kari) 
Pollock of Warner Robins, GA; five 
grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren; one brother; a niece; 
and many cousins.

The family wishes to express its 
gratitude to the staff of Altercare of 
Alliance and Absolute Hospice for 
their care of Herb for the past few 
months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be 
made in his name to the Herbert 
Eglie Patient Advocacy Fund at 
Ohio University Foundation, 104 
McGuffy Hall, Athens, OH 45701.

Interment will be private.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - James "Jim" R. 
Hogue, age 77, of Columbiana, died 
on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 
Mercy Health St. Elizabeth 
Youngstown Hospital.

He was born on June 7, 1943 in 
Enon Valley, PA, son of the late 
Samuel W. and Waunetta Irene 
Roshon Hogue.

Jim had worked as an auto 
mechanic for over 40 years retiring 
in 2004.  He had a passion for cars.  
He enjoyed watching NASCAR and 
was a Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Dale 
Earnhardt, Jr. fan.  Jim also enjoyed 
collecting die-cast NASCAR cars.  

He is survived by his wife, Marlene 
Kay Blair Hogue, whom he married 
on March 21, 1964; four daughters, 
Melissa Kay (Timothy) Adkins of 
Herminie, PA, Michelle Lynn Gross 
of Struthers, Jamie Marlene Hogue 
of Struthers, and Jeannie Sue 
(Anthony) Turney of Salineville; 
two sisters, Kathy (Phil) Hooker of 
Tonopah, AZ, and Marcia (Gene) 
Carr of Canfield.  Also surviving 
are seven grandchildren and six 
great grandchildren. 

Jim was preceded in death by a 
brother, Larry Hogue, and two 
sisters, Linda Spears, and Patricia 
Carol Nelson.

Per his wishes, no services will be 
held.  Instead, memorial donations 
may be made in his memory to the 
American Heart Association, 1375 
E 9th St #600, Cleveland, OH 
44114.

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





Obituary
Robert A. Gardner, 71 passed away 
unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital on February 23, 2021. Bob 
was born in Youngstown, Ohio on 
January 25, 1951 a son of Robert 
Gardner and Marion Akin Gardner 
Davis. Bob was united in marriage 
to the former Carolyn Corll on May 
27, 1984 with whom he shared 36 
years of marriage. A graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School, Bob 
was employed for 23 years as a 
maintenance manager for Joseph 
Knight Towers retiring in 2012. 
Bob enjoyed watching television, 
especially wrestling. He loved 
fishing with friends and his brother-
in-law. Bob was an avid fan of the 
Cleveland Browns and Cleveland 
Indians. Over the years Bob took 
several bus trips with friends and 
family. Bob is survived by his wife 
Carolyn, daughter Theresa, 
stepchildren Raymond Wilson and 
Laura Wilson, brother Gary 
Gardner, 2 grandsons, 2 step 
granddaughters, and many nieces 
and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his 
parents, sister-in-law Dorothy 
Miller and 3 brothers in laws 
Robert Miller, Sr., Paul Cramer and 
Gerald Corll and 2 nieces Diane & 
Jennifer. 
Per the family’s request no services 
will be held. To leave condolences 
for the family please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Columbus – Jeremy Tait 
Schuknecht, 46, went to be with the 
Lord on Friday February 26, 2021 
at Grant Medical Center in 
Columbus, OH 
Jeremy was born on December 8, 
1974 in Warren, OH, son of David 
R. Schuknecht and Betty Carter. 
He worked at AGC in Columbus. 
He was a lover of animals, wood 
working, and being the first to help 
anyone in need. He loved being 
with his family, especially his 
grandchildren. 
Jeremy will be deeply missed by his 
parents, David (Judy) Schuknecht 
and Betty (Larry) Carter; fiancé, 
Michelle Purcell; children, Ashley 
(Cody) Arnold, Cole Schuknecht, 
Lane Schuknecht, and Justice 
(Jason) Poole; grandchildren, KJ 
Hawk, Kayson Hawk, Kade Hawk, 
Carter Moore, Aubrey Moore, and 
two on the way; sisters, Alexandria 
(Mike) Potts and Sierra (Tyler) 
Colclough; and brothers Kyle 
Carter and David (Tracy) 
Schuknecht. 
He was preceded in death by his 
son Zachary; maternal 
grandparents, Harold and Jean 
Bates; and paternal grandparents, 
Gordan Schuknecht and Elizabeth 
Schuknecht Gould. 
Family and friends may visit from 
3-5:00PM at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Shafer – Winans Chapel 
located at 164 N. High St. in 
Cortland, with services to follow at 
5:00PM at the funeral home. 
Everyone attending is asked to 
practice social distancing and wear 
a mask. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Trumbull County Animal Welfare 
League by visiting 
https://www.awlrescueme.com/dona
te/ 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Richard W. "Dick" Cole, 77, of 
Salem, OH passed away Saturday, 
February 27, 2021, after a three-
year battle with IPF lung disease, 
with his loving family by his side. 
He was born February 7, 1944 in 
Mt. Pleasant, PA to the late John 
and Clara (Bryan) Cole. 

Dick retired from General Motors at 
Lordstown after 30 years. He was a 
member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church where he was in the choir. 
Dick loved being with his family, 
playing golf, Bluegrass music, 
singing all the time, and playing his 
guitar.

Respecting his wishes, there will be 
no calling hours or funeral. A 
celebration of his life will be 
planned for this summer. 

Survivors include his wife of 53 
years, Joan Warmuth Cole; children 
Richard W. (Kim) Cole, Jr., 
Matthew S. (Becky) Cole, and 
Jennifer L. Cole; grandchildren, 
Ian, Derrek, Brendan, Connor, 
Molly, Abby, and Lexi; siblings, 
Dale (Louise) Cole and Betty (Bill) 
Firmstone; sister-in-law, Maggie 
Cole; brother-in-law, Bill (Chris) 
Warmuth, and many nieces and 
nephews. He also leaves many, 
many dear friends and golfing 
buddies.

Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by brothers, Bill, 
Raymond, Don, and Jack.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made in his 
honor to St. Jude Children's 
Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 
Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-
9908.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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

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





Obituary
Walburga Katharina Spack, 95, of 
Salem, died Saturday February 27, 
2021 at her home. She was born 
November 20, 1925 in Ochtendung, 
Germany, daughter of the late 
Johann and Barbara (Weiler) 
Simon. She was the owner of the 
former Lamplight Cafeteria in 
Salem. Walburga was a member of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church and 
member of Salem Saxon Club 
Branch 18.

Her husband, John F. Spack whom 
she married January 31, 1948 
preceded her in death April 19, 
2005.

Survivors include daughters, Marita 
Spack of Wesley Chapel, FL, and 
Barbara Spack of Salem; sons, 
Arthur J. (Li) Spack of Hudson and 
John F. Spack Jr. of Columbus; 
sisters, Anneliese Rothbrust of 
Salem, Helga Blotzki of Germany, 
Marlene (Horst) Minwegen of 
Germany; brothers, Karl Heinz 
(Kathe Liesl) Simon of Germany 
and Hans (Betine) Simon of 
Germany; five grandchildren; two 
great grandchildren and many 
nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a 
sister, Marianne Vogt; brothers, 
Johann Weiler, Josef Simon, 
Hermann Simon, Friedrich Simon, 
and Anton Simon.

Calling hours will be held Friday, 
March 5, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 
a.m. at Stark Memorial. Funeral 
services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday 
at the funeral home. Please adhere 
to social distancing, do not linger, 
and bring your own mask. Burial 
will be at Highland Memorial Park 
Cemetery in Beloit.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave. 
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 chapel to remind the 
family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-
from-home.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs. 

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





Obituary
Alice D. Cochran, 71, of 
Youngstown, passed away on 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 
St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown, after 
a long courageous battle with ALS 
and cancer. 
Born March 11, 1949 in 
Youngstown, Alice is the daughter 
of the late Gene and Mary (Young) 
Foose. 
Alice is a graduate of South High 
School and a lifelong Youngstown 
resident. Alice was one of the first 
Kmart employees when it opened in 
1968 in Boardman. She worked as a 
young girl stocking shelves and 
from there worked in virtually 
every position, retiring in 2005 as 
an Officer Manager. 
Alice was very active in the 
American Cancer Society, attending 
weekly meetings and volunteering 
in every fundraiser, often to hand 
out water to runners or simply to 
offer a comforting word. Alice was 
a member of the Mahoning Valley 
Old Car Club and loved to 
participate in cruises. Alice was 
avid Cleveland Brown’s fan. She 
also loved shopping, especially trips 
to Volant with her sister.
Alice leaves to cherish her memory, 
her husband Robert N. Cochran, 
whom she married September 6, 
1969; her children Jeanne (Brian) 
Arthur and Bob Cochran; her sister 
Jeanne (John) Sanders and her 
grandchildren Darien, Brianna, 
Gwendolyn and Cali. 
Besides her parents, Alice is 
preceded in death by her brothers 
Ray and Richard Foose. 
The family will receive relative and 
friends on Wednesday, March 3rd 
from 10:00 -11:00 AM at Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. 
A funeral service will be held at 
11AM at the funeral home. For 
those with health and safety 
concerns, the service will be lived 
streamed on Alice’s tribute wall on 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Brookfield – Margaret A. Galbraith, 
74, passed away Tuesday morning, 
February 23, 2021 at her home. 
Margaret was born on March 16, 
1947 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a 
daughter of Daniel and Marion 
Antis. 
She was a 1965 graduate of 
Wilkinsburg High School. She 
enjoyed crafting and sewing but 
most of all loved being a grandma. 
Margaret will be deeply missed by 
her loving daughters, Heather 
(David) Moore and Rebecca 
Scalise; grandchildren, James, 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Anna, Billy, and 
Danny; and sister, Susan Krivi. 
She was preceded in death by her 
parents. 
Due to the pandemic, there are no 
services at this time. Cremation was 
entrusted with Lane Family Funeral 
Homes – Madasz Chapel in 
Brookfield. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to 
Fairhaven Foundation at 45 North 
Rd. Niles, OH 44446 attention Ryan 
McNaughton or by visiting 
www.tcbdd.com. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Cindy Lee Roessler, 60 passed 
away peacefully on February 27, 
2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital 
surrounded by her loving family. 
Cindy was born on May 14, 1960 in 
Youngstown, the daughter of Robert 
E. and Donna J. Baumgartner 
Workman. On October 6, 1990 she 
was united in marriage to Charles 
Roessler with whom she shared 
thirty years of marriage. 
Cindy was dedicated to her home 
and family as a loving sister, wife, 
mother, grandmother and aunt. 
Cindy was a very social person who 
enjoyed bingo and gardening. Her 
happiest moments were spent being 
with her family. A woman of faith 
she attended Bible Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband 
Charlie, daughter Tracy (Mark) 
Marciano, son Robert (Amber) 
Roessler, sisters Cheryl (Tom) 
Dunlap, Alice Workman and 
Darlene (John) Dillon, 
grandchildren Matthew, Sawyer, 
Adaline and Ryan, nieces Angela 
Klimko and Jennifer Broll and 
nephews Joe Dillon and Talon 
Dillon. She is preceded in death by 
her parents and sisters Cathy 
Schuller, Deborah Workman and 
Carol Thompson. The family would 
like to express their gratitude to 
Pastor Greg for his kindness to 
Cindy. A celebration of Cindy’s life 
will be held at a later time. To leave 
condolences to the family please 
visit ww.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Charles H. Canter, 70, of Warren 
passed away Friday, February 26, 
2021 at his home. Charles was born 
September 25, 1950 in Martins 
Ferry, OH, the son of the late 
Milton and Dorothy (Kelly) Canter. 
He was a 1968 graduate of St. 
Clairsville High School and retired 
in 1997 from Coca-Cola where he 
worked in the bottling plant. 
Charles was a “Jack of all Trades”, 
his hobbies included working on 
cars, racing with his son and 
grandson, fishing, but most of all he 
enjoyed working in the garage with 
his boys. Charles leaves his wife the 
former Deborah Jackson, whom he 
married September 12, 1975, two 
sons, Todd (Lisa) Canter of Warren, 
and Timothy Canter of Ravenna, 
seven grandchildren, Thomas Ryan, 
Taylor Alexis, Mason William, 
Nevaeh Lynn, Keirra Rayne, 
Leighland Michael, and Yalana 
Rose. Charles also leaves six 
siblings, Geri Christy of Akron, 
Raymond Canter and Lewis Canter 
both of Mt. Vernon, Myra Topolski 
of Lutz, FL, Cheryl Martin of St. 
Clairsville and Cloyce Canter of 
Dillonvale. Besides his parents 
Charles was preceded in death by a 
sister, Jean Imer. Family and friends 
may call from 1 to 3 PM Friday, 
March 5, 2021 at the Lane Funeral 
Home Mineral Ridge Chapel where 
services will be held at 3 PM. 
Family and friends may view this 
obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Dorothy Louise Mentler, 82 of 
Canfield passed away Wednesday 
evening, February 24, 2021 at 
Windsor House of Canfield. 
Dorothy was born May 13, 1938 in 
Hodgenville, Ky, the daughter of 
Graham and Jewell (Puckett) 
Hazelip. She was a baker, a 
professional performer and a 
member of Civil Air Patrol before 
her retirement. She and her late 
husband moved to Canfield in 
2002. Her husband Alexander R. 
Mentler whom she married 
December 4, 1966, passed away 
November 8, 2016. Dorothy leaves 
one sister, Nina B. Oquinn of 
Virginia. Besides her parents and 
husband, Dorothy was preceded in 
death by three brothers, Woodrow, 
Herbert, and Leroy. Following 
Dorothy’s wishes there are no call 
hours or services. Dorothy will be 
laid to rest next to her husband in 
Ohio Western Reserve National 
Cemetery at a later date. 
Arrangements were entrusted to 
Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Chapel.





Obituary
Robert “Bob” L. Battershell Jr., age 
72, of Hartville passed away at 
home on February 27th, 2021.

Bob was born on October 22nd, 
1948 in Alliance to Robert L. 
Battershell Sr. and Hazel L. 
(Ginther) Battershell.

Bob was a 1966 graduate of 
Marlington High School.  He then 
went on to serve his country in the 
United States Army.   Bob worked 
at Hoover Company for 38 years 
prior to his retirement.  He also 
volunteered for the Marlboro Fire 
Department and worked part time 
for the Marlboro Township Road 
Department.  Bob was a lifelong 
farmer and loved spending time 
with his family, especially attending 
the grandchildren’s sporting events.   
Bob was also a member of the 
Alliance Elks #467.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Dawn M. (Penrod) 
Battershell, whom he married on 
October 20th, 1973; children, Mike 
(Jeanine) Battershell and Kristy 
(Shane) Howard; grandchildren, 
Blake and Carter Howard and 
Connor and Claire Battershell; 
sister, Jean Mizner; brothers, John 
(Cindy) Battershell and Rich 
(Leanne) Battershell; mother-in-
law, Yvonne Penrod; sisters-in-law, 
Amy (Scott) Gabelt, Sue (Tim 
Wise) Waseman; brother-in-law, 
John (Kathy) Penrod; and many 
nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his 
parents; father-in-law, Wilbur 
Penrod; brother-in-law, David 
Mizner.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, 
March 2nd from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home.  Interment will be at 
Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Battershell Memorial 
Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 6001 
Alliance, OH 44601 or to the 
Marlboro Fire Department 9577 
Edison St. Alliance, OH 44601.

Arrangements are entrusted to 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home 75 South Union Ave 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and 
family may share condolences and 
memories online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.





Obituary
Lynda F. Metzler, 68 of North 
Jackson died Saturday, February 
20th. Lynda was born June 27, 
1952, in Youngstown, a daughter of 
the late Brant H. and Ruth E. 
(Smith) Metzler and was a lifelong 
area resident. She graduated from 
Jackson-Milton High School in 
1970 and received her Bachelor of 
Science Degree in Education and 
Master’s Degree in Education from 
Youngstown State University. Ms. 
Metzler also studied additional 
hours at the University of Akron. 
Lynda was an elementary and 
middle school teacher at Jackson-
Milton Local School District for 35 
years. She was a member of Phi Mu 
Sorority, Phi Beta Kappa Honor 
Society, Phi Mu Alumnae 
Association, Mahoning County 
Retired Teachers’ Association, Ohio 
Retired Teachers’ Association and 
the Youngstown Alumnae 
Panhellenic Association. She was 
also a member of the Lake Milton 
Women’s League and with the 
Garden Forum of Youngstown. Ms. 
Metzler enjoyed traveling, 
shopping, concerts at the Warren 
Civic Association, lectures at the 
Trumbull Town Hall, going to and 
supporting Fellows Riverside 
Gardens, and outings with friends 
and cousins. Lynda was of the 
Protestant religion. She leaves a 
brother, Brant H. Metzler, Jr. of 
Austintown; two nieces, Brandy 
(Toby) Elsey, Heidi (Steven) 
Garber, one great-nephew Asher 
Elsey with a second great-nephew 
on the way, and many special 
cousins and friends. Besides her 
parents, Lynda was preceded in 
death by a sister-in-law, Sandra J. 
(McDaniel) Metzler. Private 
services were held at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park officiated by Pastor 
Fred Schrock. Memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
Animal Welfare League of 
Trumbull County: 812 
Youngstown-Kingsville Road, 
Vienna, OH 44473. Friends and 
family may view this obituary and 
give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 





Obituary
Kenneth R. Smith (Ken, Bob, 
Kenny-Bob,) age 83, passed away 
Wednesday, February 24th with his 
family by his side. He was born in 
Massillon, Ohio and resided in 
Stark County his entire life. Ken 
was a graduate of Massillon 
Washington High School. He 
graduated from Baldwin-Wallace 
College in Berea, Ohio in 1959 
where he majored in Education and 
was a member of the Alpha Tau 
Omega fraternity. He earned his 
Master’s in Administration from the 
University of Akron. Ken was a 
teacher for 39 years, teaching 
American History at Louisville 
Senior High School for 35 of them. 
While at Louisville, he also took 
active roles as Student Council 
Advisor, Faculty Manager, Audio 
Visual Director and the football 
stadium manager for his beloved 
Leopards. Over his career he served 
as head coach for girls’ varsity 
volleyball and basketball, as well as 
boys’ varsity golf and freshman 
basketball. He also served as the 
assistant coach for boys’ varsity 
basketball. He founded the 
“Louisville Hall of Achievement,” a 
program designed to serve as an 
example to the school and 
community by celebrating the many 
accomplishments of its graduates 
and citizens. Ken was awarded 
Stark County Teacher of the Year in 
1989 by the Canton Chapter of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution. He was an active 
member of Paradise United Church. 
He served as a deacon, 
superintendent of the Sunday 
School program and a member of 
the Morgan Sunday School class.

Ken loved the city of Louisville. So 
much that he authored an in-depth 
history book titled, Louisville-The 
Way it Was. He became an active 
member of the Louisville Rotary 
Club in 1972 and served as 
president from 1983-1984. Ken was 
awarded Rotary Citizen of Year in 
2010, but may be best known as a 
founder of the Rotary Flag Project 
which became his passion in his last 
years. If one wanted to see Ken, one 
could find him nearly every 
morning at the Louisville 
McDonald’s doing crossword 
puzzles with his friends.

Survived by his wife of 57 years, 
Patricia (Bennett), two daughters 
and sons-in law, Betsy (Smith) and 
Dave Griffing of North Canton, 
Ohio and Wendy (Smith) and Rob 
Hallier of Galena, Ohio and four 
grandchildren, Drew and Lindsay 
Griffing and Brian and Matt Hallier.

Funeral services will be held at 
Paradise United Church of Christ, 
619 East Main St., Louisville, Ohio 
on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:00 
am with a luncheon following.  
Calling hours will be one hour 
prior.  In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations can be made to Paradise 
United Church of Christ. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Warren – Alverta E. Fish, 89, 
passed away peacefully in the 
comfort of her home on Tuesday 
February 23, 2021, surrounded by 
her loved ones. 
Alverta was born on February 3, 
1932, in Flushing, Ohio, the 
daughter of the late James and 
Louella (Brown) Persons. She 
married the love of her life, Otto 
Fish, on August 15, 1955 and they 
shared 37 wonderful years before 
his passing in 1993. 
Alverta was employed at the 
Trumbull County Library for 30 
years and she was one of the first 
Bookmobile ladies. 
Alverta just enjoyed life. She loved 
sitting outside and watching the 
birds, squirrels, and butterflies pass 
by. She was a fan of going to car 
shows when able and going to 
lunch on Wednesday’s with her 
sister and brother-in-law. There was 
nothing that Alverta loved more 
than spending time with her family; 
they were everything to her. 
Left behind to cherish her memories 
are her daughters Cheryl (Rick) 
Bulford and Jackie Hickerson; her 
grandchildren Angela (Mike) 
Hanek, Crystal (Carl) Lambing, 
Jessie (Jen) Hickerson, April (Jim) 
Gordon, Rick Bulford II, Mychael 
(Katie) Bulford, and Kymberlee 
(David) Benton; her 11 great-
grandchildren; her 2 great great-
grandchildren; her sisters Ann 
Fuller and Carolyn Sinn; her 
brother-in-law Floyd Hockensmith; 
and many other family and friends. 
Besides her parents, Alverta is 
preceded in death by her siblings 
James Persons and Eileen 
Hockensmith. 
Visitation for Alverta will be held 
on Friday February 26, 2021 from 
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Fred Bremick, 82, passed away 
Friday, February 19th, 2021. 
He was born in Kilsyth, West 
Virginia on July 9, 1938, the third 
of five sons of Victor and Agnes 
Hydella Bremick. The Bremick 
family moved to Masury, Ohio in 
the early 1940’s. 
Fred was a 1956 graduate of 
Brookfield High School excelling 
in baseball, basketball, and football, 
lettering in all three sports. He was 
a member of the National Honor 
Society. The football team was 
undefeated his senior year. 
He attended Kent State University 
where he played on the football 
team his Freshman year. 
Fred served in the U.S. Army at 
Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, for 
three years. There he was an 
instructor for the Nike Hercules 
Missile program. 
Fred married the former Jeanette 
Wright on February 13, 1960. They 
resided in Brookfield, Ohio, where 
they built their home. Together they 
had three sons: Brian, Mark, and 
Scott. Fred was involved with 
coaching the Brookfield Midget 
Football team which was formed by 
his brothers Gary and Ernie. 
In 1965, Fred began working at 
Packard Electric, division of 
General Motors where he retired as 
a General Superintendent in 1999. 
On September 3, 1991, Fred 
married the former Lori Watson. 
They built their home in Hermitage, 
Pennsylvania. 
Fred and Lori moved to Louisville, 
Kentucky in 1999. 
Fred was an avid gardener who also 
enjoyed canning, cooking, grilling, 
and entertaining. Fred was a wine 
enthusiast who enjoyed discussing 
his knowledge of wines. 
In the 1990’s to 2000’s Fred was a 
running enthusiast, competing in 
several marathons. He ran a couple 
of marathons with his son Mark. 
In 2015 Fred moved back to 
Hermitage, Pennsylvania. 
Fred was an avid sports fan, 
especially The Ohio State Buckeyes 
and the Cleveland Browns. 
Fred enjoyed all types of fishing. 
He especially loved spending time 
on his pontoon boat on Pymatuning 
Lake. Fred loved to take family and 
friends out on the water. 
Fred also enjoyed playing Euchre, 
golf, and poker. 
Fred had many friendships with 
people from high school to 
coworkers at Packard and 
everywhere in between. 
Fred will be remembered for his 
kind heart and generous spirit. Fred 
was a loving and devoted brother, 
father, grandfather, uncle, and 
friend. His grandchildren were the 
apple of his eye. He cherished all 
time spent with his family and his 
family loved him dearly. 
Fred was preceeded in death by his 
parents Victor and Agnes, his 
maternal grandmother Annie 
Hydella Linko, and two brothers 
Richard and Gary. 
Fred is survived by two brothers: 
Ernie “Bud” (JoAnn) of Hubbard 
and Don of Masury, 3 sons: Brian 
of Masury, Mark of Corpus Christi, 
TX, and Scott of Austintown. Two 
grandchildren: Tristan of Girard, 
and Victoria of Sharon. Two ex-
wives Jeanette Bremick of Girard 
and Lori Bremick of Louisville, Ky. 
His goddaughter Janene Oyler of 
Girard, and numerous nieces and 
nephews and great nieces and great 
nephews. 
The family would like to express 
that due to the covid-19 pandemic, 
they understand that in person 
condolences may not be 
comfortable for some. 
Friends may call 4-7PM Monday at 
the Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz 
Chapel, 6923 Sharon-Warren Rd. 
on the Square in Brookfield. A 
memorial service will begin at 7PM 
with Pastor Dick Smith officiant. 
Covid-19 precautions and social 
distancing will be in place. 
Interment in Brookfield Cemetery.





Obituary
Cortland – Joann M. Majersky, 73, 
passed away on February 24, 2021 
in the comfort of her home, 
surrounded by the ones she loved. 
Joann was born on July 24, 1947 in 
Warren, OH, the daughter of the 
late Joseph and Frances (Stryker) 
Vennette. She married the love of 
her life, John Majersky, on 
September 17, 1971 and they 
created a wonderful life and shared 
49 years together. 
After graduating from Howland 
High School in 1965, Joann went 
on to study at Kent State University 
and Youngstown State University 
and graduated with her degree in 
nursing. Joann was a registered 
nurse for around 40 years. 
Joann was very family oriented. 
She loved spending as much time as 
she could with her children and 
grandchildren; they were her pride 
and joy. Joann also loved to help 
people, whether it was through her 
work or in other ways; she was a 
very giving person. She enjoyed 
gardening, watching the Cleveland 
Browns, and going to church at St. 
Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. 
Joann will be dearly missed by her 
husband, John; her daughters Leigh 
Dotts and Nichol Weese; her 
grandchildren Emilee Dotts, 
Lauren, Sean Jr. and Scott Weese; 
her brother William Vennette; and 
many other family and friends. 
Besides her parents, Joann is 
preceded in death by her siblings 
Jerry Vennette and Vonda 
Robinson. 
A special thank you to Paige and 
Ohio Living Hospice for making 
her last days comfortable. 
Visitation for Joann will be held on 
February 27, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. 
to 2:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel 
where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. 
with Father Christopher Cicero 
officiating. Joann will be laid to rest 
at All Souls Cemetery on Monday, 
March 1, 2021 at 1pm. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Ohio 
Living Home Health & Hospice, 
6715 Tippecanoe Rd., Building E 
Suite 201, Canfield, OH 44406 or 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 
2532 Burton St. SE., Warren, OH 
44484. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Warren- Jane Victoria Bialon Duda, 
age 100, passed away peacefully at 
Shepherd of the Valley on Tuesday, 
February 23, 2021. 
Jane was born August 25, 1920 in 
Homestead, Pennsylvania, a 
daughter of Mary and Francizek 
Bialon. She graduated from 
Gladstone High School in 
Homestead. 
Jane had worked for Shelpman’s 
Bakery, Trumbull Lamp, and part 
time at Falls Printing in Warren. 
Jane had many admirers in her 
younger years but the love of her 
life was Mitchell Frank Duda. On 
November 3, 1945 they were 
married at St. Stephen’s Catholic 
Church in Homestead, 
Pennsylvania. 
Jane enjoyed cooking, baking, and 
reading; she loved to teach her 
children and grandchildren her 
cooking and baking skills. 
Jane was a devout member of St. 
John Paul II Parish, and a founding 
member of St. Pius. 
Besides her parents and husband, 
Jane is preceded in death by her 
daughter-in-law Karen, her brother 
Stanley, and her sisters Mildred 
Pierce and Josephine Faulkner. 
Jane is survived by her children, 
Joseph Duda and Patricia (Ronnie) 
Augustinsky; her beloved 
grandchildren Robert, Brian, Amy, 
Emily, and Quentin; step 
grandchildren, Amber and Zach; 
great-grandchildren, Ethan, Austin, 
Colt, and step-great-great-grandson 
Tyler; and many nieces and 
nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated 11AM Tuesday, March 
2nd at St. John Paul II Parish, 420 
North St. NW in Warren with Rev. 
Fr. Frantisek Katrinak officiant. 
Friends may call at church one hour 
prior to the Mass, social distancing 
and covid regulations are expected. 
Interment in All Souls Cemetery. 
Jane’s family would like to thank 
the staff at Shepherd of the Valley 
in Howland for all of their love, 
care, and affection for Jane and her 
family, thank you to Hospice of the 
Valley, and Pastor Don Barnes for 
his comradery and spiritual support.





Obituary
Warren – Edna M. DiLoreto, 96, 
peacefully passed away on Tuesday 
February 23, 2021 at Gillette 
Nursing Home. 
Edna was born on September 28, 
1924 in Warren, OH, the daughter 
of the late Michael and Mary 
(Danessa) DiLoreto. 
Edna loved her sports. She was die-
hard Cleveland Indians fan and 
loved watching Tom Brady. Edna 
enjoyed playing bingo and Yahtzee. 
She was a lifelong animal lover. 
Family time was the most special 
thing to Edna. She loved the family 
get-togethers and fish fries. 
Edna will be dearly missed by her 
many nieces and nephews, 
especially by her niece, Kathy 
Slanco who was Edna’s caretaker 
for 12 years. 
Besides her parents, Edna is 
preceded in death by her siblings 
Vera Dager, Matilda “Tillie” Len, 
Rose Clementi, Lucille Cardarelli, 
and Nick DiLoreto; her nieces 
Donna Payne, Janice Sekela, and 
Kathleen Clementi; and her nephew 
Joseph Len. 
Due to COVID, services for Edna 
will be private. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Brookfield – Ann Miller, 79, passed 
away Tuesday afternoon, February 
23, 2021 at her home, surrounded 
by her family. 
Ann was born on December 7, 1941 
in Sharon, PA, a daughter of the late 
Jess and Sylvia Bentley. 
She was a graduate of West 
Middlesex High School and worked 
at Packard Electric until she retired. 
She loved to travel, especially to 
Texas to visit her sisters. She loved 
animals and especially loved to 
spend time with her family. 
Ann will be deeply missed by her 
loving children, Lorie Sardich, 
Billy Williams, Sherry (Jim) Blaire, 
and Mark Miller; seven 
grandchildren; four great 
grandchildren; sisters, Edith Robb, 
Jessica Miller, Cynthia Townsend, 
and Linda Jones; and her beloved 
pets, Fancy, Kiki, and Spanky. 
She was preceded in death by her 
parents. 
Family and friends may visit from 
1-3:00PM on Sunday February 28, 
2021 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 
6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield, with services to follow 
at 3:00PM at the funeral home. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Carroll Ann (Bissett) Wall, age 77, 
of Alliance passed away at her 
home on February 23, 2021.

She was born on July 4, 1943 in 
Atwater to Arthur Bissett and 
Lillian (Miller) Bissett.

Carroll graduated from Marlington 
High School in 1961. She was a 
member of Alliance Baptist 
Temple.  Carroll cared deeply for 
animals and had pets all her life.  
She was also a supporter of the 
veterans, especially the wounded 
warriors. She enjoyed cooking, 
gardening and was very hospitable.  

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Lillian Mae (Wall) 
Pilmer; her grandson; Kyle Antony 
(Tiffany) Pilmer; great-grandson, 
Luke Everett; sisters, Lottie 
Jeannette Hosfeld (Late Rev. 
Bernard Hosfeld), Ruby June 
Garraway (Late Gerald Andrie); 
brothers, Thomas Calvin (Lorraine) 
Bissett and Norman  Douglas 
(Martha) Bissett; nieces and 
nephews, Cindy Arnette, Brad 
Andrie, Bryan Andrie, Mark Bissett 
and Norman Bissett Jr.; and beloved 
cat, Nala.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Ira Wall; 
sister, Loretta Kaye Crowe; infant 
brothers, Arthur Donald Jr. and 
Donald Eugene; niece, Tammy 
Bissett; and nephews, Timothy 
Hosfeld and Matthew Crowe.

A funeral service will be held at 
noon on Saturday, February 27th at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home with Justin Vance officiating.  
Visitation will be held one hour 
prior to the service.  Interment will 
be at Highland Memorial Park.

Arrangements are entrusted to 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home 75 South Union Ave 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and 
family may share condolences and 
memories online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.





Obituary
Harold E. Hupp, of Richmond, 
Virginia and formerly of 
Austintown, Ohio, stepped into his 
eternal life with Jesus on Friday, 
Feb. 19, 2021 at Heritage Green 
Assisted Living Center in 
Mechanicsville, VA. He was 96 
years old. 
Mr. Hupp was born February 11, 
1925 in Youngstown, OH, the son 
of the late Max and Margaret Hupp. 
Mr. Hupp is survived by two 
children Bonnie Jean (Joseph) 
Kovacs of Mechanicsville, VA and 
Robert Harold (Jennifer) Hupp of 
Lusby, MD and two grandchildren, 
Miles and Perrin Hupp; sisters 
Norma Jean West (Canfield, OH), 
Eileen (John) Rowthorn (Eddyville, 
KY), Nancy Brown (Boardman, 
OH), brother James (Ila) Hupp 
(Columbiana, OH) and many nieces 
and nephews. 
Beside his parents, Mr. Hupp was 
preceded in death by his loving 
wife, Mary Frances, whom me 
married July 14, 1956 and died July 
10, 2011. He is also preceded in 
death by his brother Karl. 
Harold was a WWII veteran, 
serving his county in a deferred 
status with the B&O railroad and 
then managing the rail yard in 
Yokohama, Japan during post war 
peace keeping. He retired from the 
B&O/CSX railroad after 42 years, 
having worked in Ohio and later 
Baltimore, MD. Harold greatly 
enjoyed maintaining a fantastic 
lawn wherever he lived. Harold was 
an avid bowler, an organ player, 
egg-nog maker and a great 
breakfast cook. 
Harold was a life long church 
member and a founding member of 
Advent Lutheran church in 
Maryland, along with his wife Mary 
Frances. 
A family funeral, followed by 
Military Honors, will take place at 
Green Haven Memorial Gardens in 
Austintown, OH. 
In lieu of gifts, take the time to do 
something kind or helpful for 
someone. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to the Lane Funeral Home Canfield 
Chapel.





Obituary
Randy Allen Walker, 48, of Mineral 
Ridge passed away Monday 
afternoon at his home of an 
apparent heart attack. Randy was 
born April 14, 1972 in Warren, the 
son of Charles and Katherine 
(Beck) Walker. He was a 1990 
graduate of Matthews High School. 
Randy worked for Berk Enterprises 
as a Quality Control Manager. He 
was a member of Grace Church and 
was active in the church’s men’s 
group. Randy was and avid fan of 
Michigan, and Pittsburg Steelers 
football fan. He loved spending 
time with his children and playing 
video games. Randy leaves five 
children, Brandee (Scot) Frame of 
Herriman, UT, Zackary Allen 
Walker of Saltsburg, PA, Kylie 
Walker of Brooklyn, NY, Savannah 
Davison of Niles, and Phoenix 
Walker of Niles, two grandchildren, 
Kyra and Cason Frame of 
Herriman, UT, and one brother, 
Matt (Margaret) Walker, of Vienna. 
A memorial service celebrating 
Randy’s life will be held at 2 PM 
Saturday at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Mineral Ridge Chapel. Friends may 
call from 1 to 2 PM Saturday at the 
funeral home. Due to COVID-19 
masks will be required and social 
distancing guidelines will be 
followed. In lieu of flowers 
donation may be made to the family 
to help with funeral expenses.





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Julia Ruberto, 81, 
passed away Tuesday evening, 
February 23, 2021 at Masternick 
Memorial Healthcare in New 
Middletown. She was born 
September 11, 1939 in Youngstown, 
a twin daughter of Michael and 
Madeline (Bonacker) Ruberto and 
grew up in Briar Hill. Julia was 
employed by Forum Health in an 
administrative capacity in the X-
Ray Department for over 30 years, 
retiring in 2001. She was a 1957 
graduate of The Rayen School. 
Julia was of the Catholic Faith. She 
attended Church Hill United 
Methodist Church. Julia was a 
member of the Vienna Women’s 
Bowling League. She enjoyed 
spending time with her family, 
especially her nieces and nephews 
and great nieces and nephews. Julia 
was a fun loving person and took 
every opportunity to dance. She 
enjoyed playing cards and her 
favorite singer was Elvis Presley. 
Julia is survived by her twin sister, 
Margaret Rose Ludt of Austintown; 
her brothers, Stephen (Karen) 
Ruberto of Canfield, Carl (Michele) 
Ruberto of Girard and Carmen 
(Larry Chopp) Ruberto of 
Cleveland; her nieces and nephews, 
Jeannie (Dave) Daniel, Michael 
DeMarco, Madeline DeMarco, 
Heather (Jim) Kunka, Ken 
(Michele) Martz, Andrea Martz, 
Julie (Jim) Green, Paul (Susan) 
Ruberto, Larry (Amy) DeMarco, 
Denise (Chuck) Hostetter, Katie 
(Jeff) Shire, Chris (Kim) Keirsey, 
Michelle (Brian) Benedict, Michael 
Ruberto, Alicia Ruberto, Miranda 
Ruberto, Casey (Jeanette) Ruberto 
and Laticia Ruberto and dozens and 
dozens of great nieces and 
nephews. Besides her parents, Julia 
was preceded in death by her sister, 
Stephanie DeMarco; her infant 
sister, Mary Catherine Ruberto and 
her brother, Michael Ruberto. 
Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. 
Friday at the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel, prior to 
the Service at 2 p.m. at the funeral 
home. Memorial contributions in 
Julia’s name may be given to the 
Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 
Starr Centre Dr. Suite 4, Canfield, 
OH 44406.





Obituary

Martha Carr 96, of East Lewistown, 
passed away peacefully at her son’s 
home surrounded by her loving 
family at 10:10 PM on February 18, 
2021.

She was born on September 28, 
1928 in Green Township, OH, the 
daughter of the late Friedrick A and 
Anna (Paulun) Kappler.

Martha was a lifelong resident of 
East Lewistown, OH.  Five years 
ago, she moved in with her son and 
daughter-in-law, Richard and 
Marilyn.  

She owned and operated, with her 
family, Carr’s Greenhouse and 
Carr’s Farm.  She gave and lived 
fiercely.  If you knew her, you 
probably called her Mom mom 
even if not direct family.  She 
expected all to work hard, have 
integrity and so much more.  She 
taught everyone she loved to stand 
up for themselves and she spoke her 
mind when needed.  She was an 
amazing cook, especially her pie 
crusts.  She loved to play cards and 
host formal dinner parties with her 
friends and family.  

She was a member of the Greenford 
Lutheran Church, the Mahoning 
County Farm Bureau, the Ohio 
Vegetable Growers Association, the 
Ohio Gourd Society and the Salem 
Fruit Growers Association.  She 
was a 4-H advisor of the Mill Creek 
Mighty-Mites for many years and 
she also assisted her husband who 
was the head of the Canfield Fair 
Pumpkin Show for many years.

Mrs. Carr is survived by son, 
Richard Sr. and wife Marilyn Carr 
of North Lima; a daughter, Joan and 
husband William Kooser of North 
Lima; five grandchildren, Richard 
“Rocky” D. (Hope) Carr, Randy L. 
(Deanne) Carr, Marla J. 
(Christopher) Freitag, Susan M. 
Kooser and Melissa (Christopher) 
Handwork, Ervin Slabach; and 
nineteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Raymond, and siblings, Henrietta 
Johnson, Rudolph, Walter, Carl, 
Joe, Helen, August and Emma 
Kappler.

A time of visitation will be from 3 
to 4 PM Sunday, February 21, 2021, 
at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem. A service will 
follow at 4 PM Sunday, with 
Pastors Randy & Rocky Carr, her 
grandsons officiating. A private 
burial will be at North Lima 
Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial 
contributions be made to the 
Greenford Lutheran Church or plant 
a flower or tree in her memory as 
she loved to garden.

The family would like to thank her 
pastor, Mike Knauf for his 
wonderful visits and care.





DeAnna “Dee” Lynn (Willard) 
White, 61, of Salem, Ohio passed 
away at 2:49 a.m on Monday, 
February 22, 2021 at Aultman-
Alliance Community Hospital.

She was born on February 14, 1960 
in Salem, Ohio; the daughter of 
Mary Ellen (Weddle) Willard and 
the late Russell Willard.

Dee was a 1978 graduate of South 
Range High School. She was 
employed at various restaurants in 
the East Palestine area as a Bar 
Maid. She was an all American girl 
and especially loved to hit the open 
road in her younger days on her 
Harley Davidson. Her family and 
friends would say without a doubt 
that she was a “Biker Momma”. 
Dee could often be found sitting 
outside taking in all the beauty 
around her. She especially enjoyed 
watching butterflies, birds, and her 
grandchildren playing during the 
day and watching the fireflies at 
night. Dee was a collector of many 
things, but what she loved most was 
collecting the hearts of her 
grandchildren, in which she had a 
help in raising. She loved all her 
family dearly and held them very 
close to her. She was a blessing to 
her family and friends and will be 
missed by all who knew her and 
loved her.

 

Along with her mother, Dee is 
survived by her daughters; Bambi 
Woodworth of Purdy, Missouri and 
Ashlee (Jason Welton) McGee of 
Alliance, Ohio, 6 grandchildren, 
brothers; Russell (Audrey) Willard 
of Lisbon, Ohio, and Robert Willard 
of New Castle, Pennsylvania.

 

In addition to her father, Dee is 
preceded in death by her husband; 
Billie “Bearkat” Jackson White 
who passed away in 2009.

 

There are no services at this time.

 

Care was entrusted to the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services.





Obituary
Harold W. Mellott, 78, of 
Austintown, passed away Thursday, 
February 18, 2021, surrounded by 
his family, at his residence. 
Born April 23, 1942 in 
Youngstown, Harold was the son of 
Fred and Effie (Neff) Mellott. 
Prior to retirement in 2004, Harold 
worked as a Heavy Equipment 
Operator for Operating Engineer 
Local 66. Harold enjoyed the 
outdoors and his favorite hobbies 
included hunting, gardening and 
fishing. 
Harold leaves to cherish his 
memory, his wife, the former 
Valerie Meckulch, whom he 
married October 26, 1984; his 
children Julie (Tom) Laporte and 
Jason (Mandy) Mellot; stepson, 
Christopher Phillips; grandchildren, 
Dino (Jessica) Alexandrides, Perry 
(Angela) Alexandrides, Michael 
Alexandrides, Chloe Mellott, and 
Allie Mellott; his brother Kenneth 
(Kathy) Mellott and many nieces 
and nephews. 
Besides his parents, Harold is 
preceded in death by his siblings 
June Fitch, Don Reynolds, Alice 
Mellott, and Dale Mellott. 
A memorial service will be held at a 
later date.





Obituary
Jeffrey Fields, 58 of Youngstown, 
passed away on Thursday at his 
residence. Jeffrey was born 
December 30, 1962, a son of John 
E. Fields, Sr. and Theresa (Bulger) 
Fields Jackson and was a lifelong 
area resident.

Besides his father of Birmingham, 
AL, he leaves four brothers, 
Michael Fields of Stockbridge, GA, 
Glen Floyd of Youngstown, 
Anthony Fields and John Fields, Jr., 
both of Hampton, VA; three sisters, 
Thelma Fields and Sadie Fields-
Amaz both of Youngstown and 
Joanne Fields of Hampton, VA. 
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his 
mother, Theresa Fields Jackson. 
Private services will be held for the 
family. He will be interred at 
Belmont Park Cemetery.





Obituary
SALEM - Joseph Michael Moyer, 
53, passed away at Salem North 
Healthcare Center on Monday, 
February 22, 2021 after a lengthy 
illness. Joe was born on June 4, 
1967 in Salem to Thomas and Carol 
(Catlos) Moyer.

Joe graduated from Robert Bycroft 
school in Lisbon in 1987. He 
worked for many years at E.D.I. 
Central, a workshop for individuals 
with developmental disabilities. Joe 
was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s 
Church in Salem.

Joe participated in Special 
Olympics bowling, track and field 
and golf for over 20 years. He loved 
every minute of the time he spent 
with his teammates, coaches and 
the “huggers” that would greet him 
at the end of every race. Joe had an 
amazing personality and always had 
a smile for anyone he would meet. 
If he met you once, he would 
remember you and would forever 
refer to you as “my buddy”.

Joe was also a member of the 
Italian American Club where he 
loved to play bocce and socialize 
with many lifelong friends of the 
Moyer family. Joe always looked 
forward to the family’s annual trip 
to the Moyer family cabin in 
Canada for vacation, where he 
enjoyed fishing, swimming and 
boating.

Joe is preceded in death by his 
paternal grandparents, Floyd and 
Adaline Moyer and his maternal 
grandparents, Milan and Genelda 
Catlos and several aunts, uncles and 
cousins.

Joe is survived by his loving and 
dedicated parents, Thomas and 
Carol Moyer, who cared for him in 
their home until 2019 when his 
physical decline made it impossible 
for them to continue to do so. He is 
also survived by his two sisters, 
Susan Moyer of Salem and Theresa 
Croyle of Stow, who have endless 
love and amazing memories of their 
childhood with Joe. He will be 
remembered fondly by his brother-
in-law, Jim Croyle who was one of 
Joe’s favorite “buddies”. Joe had a 
special bond with his four nieces, 
Hannah, Emily, Samantha and 
Katey Croyle and his nephew, 
Thomas Croyle, who lovingly 
referred to him as “Gruncle Joe” 
because he truly was a great uncle. 
Joe had many other special friends 
throughout his life, but the bond he 
had with Patty Peterson and Erin 
Nicholson was as strong as any 
family bond. Joe’s family 
appreciates how accepting everyone 
was of him and how so many would 
advocate for his best interests.

Visitation with the family will be 
held from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 
Please adhere to social distancing, 
do not linger, and bring your own 
mask.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held immediately following at 
12:30 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic 
Church, 935 E. State St., Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made in Joe’s 
honor to St. Paul Catholic Church, 
935 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 
or to Special Olympics Ohio, 3303 
Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 
43232 - 
www.specialolympics.org/ohio.

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.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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





Obituary
Linda Carpenter, age 78, of 
Alliance passed away at her home 
on February 22, 2021.

She was born on July 23, 1942 in 
Salem, Ohio to Richard Peppel and 
Emma (Murray) Peppel.

 Linda was an avid reader and 
painter. She loved the Cleveland 
Indians and traveling, especially to 
Hawaii. Linda loved her family 
dearly.

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are daughters, Julie (Dan) Connerth 
and Debbie (Kevin) Goshorn, both 
of Alliance; grandchildren, Stacie 
Hawkins of Alliance, Angela 
McGee of Texas, Alex Goshorn of 
Alliance; great-grandchildren, 
Kaitlin Carrisalez of North Carolina 
and Ariel Hawkins of Alliance and 
Malachi McGee of Texas; and her 
sisters, Darlene Pawlak and Sheri 
Bishop.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Martin 
Carpenter who passed on April 1, 
2018; and her sisters, Donna 
Oldfield and Judy Smith.

  A memorial service will be held 
on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 
Highland Memorial Park Chapel at 
2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ed Harnish 
officiating.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to 
Marlboro Christian Church food 
pantry, 9383 Edison St NE, 
Alliance, OH 44601.

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





Obituary
Donna J. Ancona, age 73, of 
Alliance passed away at Mercy 
Medical Center on February 19, 
2021.

She was born on September 1, 1947 
in Canton to Donald E. Snyder and 
Ann T. (Waskvich) Snyder.

 Donna graduated from Alliance 
High School and later enrolled in 
Aultman Nursing School. She was 
the first of the group to be selected 
for the in house dialysis unit. Donna 
was an LPN for over 24 years. She 
started at Aultman Hospital and 
then spent the majority of her career 
at Alliance Community Hospital.  
Donna was a lifetime member of St. 
Joseph’s Catholic Church. She 
enjoyed shopping on QVC and 
loved music, traveling and animals. 
Donna also loved spending time 
with her family and was an 
excellent cook.

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are her son, Michael Ancona; her 
sister, Peggy Karnofel; and brother, 
Robert (Margaret) Burns. Donna 
wanted to extend a heartfelt thank 
you to her cousins Debbie Burns, 
Tracy Miner and Alex Miner as 
well as her close friends Carol 
Kazelman and Tracee Collazos.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

  A funeral service will be held at 
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on 
Friday February 26th at 10:00 a.m. 
with Very Rev. Cannon Matthew 
Mankowski, D. Min officiating.  
Friends may call one hour prior.

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





Obituary
Jerry Weikert, 81, of Youngstown, 
Ohio, passed away on Sunday, 
February 21, 2021 at Hospice 
House in Poland.

He was born on September 9, 1939 
to his mother; the late Isabell L. 
Weikert.

Jerry was a proud member of the 
United States Air Force and served 
his country during the Vietmam 
War. Jerry was teacher at East High 
School in Youngstown for over 25 
years.

There will be no public services at 
this time.

Jerry will be laid to rest at 
Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenford, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Anna Belle Schmucker, age 89, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
Sunday, February 21, 2021. She 
was born September 25, 1931 in 
Moundridge, Kansas to Jacob and 
Lydia (Zerger) Goering. Anna Belle 
was a member of Beech Mennonite 
Church. She graduated from Bethel 
College in North Newton, Kansas 
with a nursing degree. She was an 
avid reader, loved to play games 
(especially Scrabble), and loved to 
laugh with friends and family.  
Many will also remember her for 
her cinnamon rolls and pepper nuts, 
but most will remember her for her 
joyful laughter.  

Anna Belle is survived by three 
daughters, Amy (Christian) 
Grabandt, Jill Hawkins, Sue (Chris) 
Coblentz; two sons, Mark and Roy 
Schmucker; a sister, Melva Wiebe; 
two brothers, Gilbert and Orville 
Goering, and eight grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her 
husband Arden, her parents, and a 
sister Violet Wildeboor, and 2 
brothers, Victor and Stanley 
Goering.

A service, to celebrate Anna Belle’s 
life, will be 3:00 Friday at  Beech 
Mennonite Church in Louisville, 
OH with Pastor Matt Reed 
officiating. Memorial contributions 
may be made to Mennonite Central 
Committee, PO Box 500, Akron, 
PA 17501. Online condolences may 
be left 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                  Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home





Ernest Howard Arnoto, 65, of 
Salem, Ohio passed away at Salem 
Regional Medical Center at 11:25 
p.m on Monday, February 15, 2021.

He was born on May 20, 1955 in 
Salem, Ohio, the son of the late 
Anthony and Clara (Hollabaugh) 
Arnoto.

Ernest was a graduate of David 
Anderson High School in Lisbon, 
Ohio. He was a proud member of 
the United States Army and served 
his country honorably during the 
Vietnam War from June of 1972 till 
December of 1973. He received the 
National Defense Service Medal for 
his marksmanship with an M16. 
Ernest spent 42 years in the coal 
mines of West Virginia as a heavy 
equipment operator. His faith was 
grounded in that of the Catholic 
faith. Ernest enjoyed getting out in 
the peace and quiet of nature. It was 
here that he could often be found 
hunting or fishing. Ernest also held 
and interest in Archaeology and the 
study of the past.

Ernest is survived by his children, 2 
twin sons; Mathew (Christy Lynn) 
Arnoto of Salem, Mark (Megan) 
Arnoto of Warren, Ohio, a 
daughter; Clarissie Zellers of 
Salem, 7 grandchildren; Gavin, 
Carson, Brennden, Mason, 
Madelyn, Grace, and Ruby. 
Additionally, he is survived by 
siblings; Peggy Chesnet of Lisbon, 
Ohio, Diane Coontz of Salem, 
Anthony “Fred” (Cathy) Arnoto of 
Ravenna, Ohio and Jenne Geist of 
Salem, along with close family 
member David Anderson.

Ernest will be laid to rest at Lisbon 
Cemetery in Lisbon, Ohio. There 
will be no services.

Care was entrusted to Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services of Salem.





Obituary
Lawrence (Larry) T. Keffer, age 70, 
passed away at his home in East 
Canton on Feb 23, 2021 after an 
extended illness.  He enlisted in the 
Coast Guard in 1969 and served in 
the Vietnam War. He was retired 
from Copeco in North Canton after 
20 years of service. Larry will be 
greatly missed by his family, friends 
and loving partner of 30 years 
Connie Burgess.  A private 
memorial service will be held at a 
later date. In appreciation for their 
kind and supportive care, the family 
asks that donations be made to 
Community Hospice of New 
Philadelphia, Ohio. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Janice Kay (Valentino) Papp, 72, 
passed away on February 20, 2021, 
at her home in Salem, Ohio.

She was born on July 23, 1948 in 
Salem, the daughter of the late 
Lawrence and Frances K. (Mercina) 
Valentino.

Janice was a 1966 graduate of 
Salem High School and a 1971 
graduate of Kent State University 
with a Bachelors of Science degree 
in education. Janice was a teacher 
in the Mentor City School system in 
her early years. She married 
Thomas L. Papp Jr. in a ceremony 
at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in 
1971. They shared many years of 
marriage together before his 
passing in 2016.

Janice is survived by her brothers; 
Thomas E. (Susan) Valentino of 
Salem, Ohio, Lawrence D. (Cheryl) 
Valentino of Beloit, Ohio; 4 nieces 
and nephews; 7 great nieces and 
nephews.

There will be a private service for 
the family. She will be buried at 
Lisbon Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Care was entrusted to the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services of Salem.





Obituary
Marilyn J. (Mougey) Horning, age 
83, of Alliance was surrounded by 
loving family members when she 
passed away at 1:10 p.m. Friday 
February 19, 2021 at Stone Creek 
Assisted Living and Memory Care.  
She was born on July 27, 1937 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Harry and Nettie 
(Masters) Mougey.

 She graduated from Alliance High 
School in 1955 and then worked for 
Dr. David Howell, DDS. She was 
later employed by Ohio Bell 
Telephone as a switchboard 
operator and supervisor where she 
met her future husband, John 
Horning. They were married 
September 22, 1962.

 Marilyn was a life member of 
Christ United Methodist Church. 
She and her late husband, John, 
spend countless hours canning and 
freezing the bounty from their large 
garden which they shared 
generously with family, friends and 
neighbors. Family was especially 
important to her and she was 
devoted to caring for nieces and 
nephews. She also enjoyed hosting 
large family gatherings throughout 
the years, Favorite pastimes 
included, reading, music, shopping 
and eating out.

  Survivors include her brother, 
Edward H.  Mougey of Frederick 
MD, brother-in-law, Leon “Pete” 
Otteson of Westerville, OH, sister-
in-law, Doris (Horning) Scott of 
Kent, OH and 23 nieces and 
nephews.  

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, John who 
passed away June 29, 2013; and her 
sisters, Grace (Mougey) Kulieke, 
brother-in-law, Frederick Kulieke, 
sister, Evelyn (Mougey) Riley, 
brother-in-law, Richard Riley, 
sisters, Eleanor Mougey and Carol 
(Mougey) Otteson, and sister-in-
law, Elizabeth (Roelke) Mougey.

  Due to COVID 19, a memorial 
service will be held at a later date.

  The family would like to thank 
Stone Creek Assisted Living and 
Memory Care and Elara Caring 
Hospice for their loving care of 
Marilyn.

  Interment will be at Fairmount 
Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be 
made to Christ United Methodist 
Church, 470 E. Broadway, Alliance, 
Ohio 44601, or the charity of your 
choice.

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





OBITUARY  PRINT
Bennie Earnest Brienza, age 51, of 
Alliance passed away at his home 
on February 21, 2021.

He was born on August 23, 1969 in 
Alliance to Bennie Brienza Sr. and 
Lorraine (Scaia) Brienza.

 Bennie graduated from Marlington 
High School in 1988. He was the 
owner of B&K Emporium in 
Alliance since 2013. Bennie 
enjoyed watching Nascar and 
attended many races. He also loved 
fishing, camping, riding four-
wheelers, cooking and gardening. 
Most of all, he loved spending time 
with his family, especially his 
grandchildren.  

  Those left to cherish his memory 
are his parents; his wife, Kathy 
(Schreckengost) Brienza, whom he 
married on June 21, 2003; his sons, 
Adam (Heather) Rice and David 
(Heather) Bodo; his daughter, 
Leanne (Damion) Prologo; seven 
grandchildren, Mason, Brooklyn, 
Reece, Camryn, Zander, Frankie 
and Nolan; his sister Renee (Patrick 
Heighton) Brienza; one niece, 
Sophia Cervellino; one nephew, 
Conner Heighton; and one aunt, 
Christine Stillwagon.

  He was preceded in death by his 
sisters, Tonya and Melissa Brienza; 
maternal grandparents, Dan and 
Doris Scaia; his paternal 
grandparents, Carmen and Thelma 
Brienza; mother-in-law, Virigina 
Ottle; and his aunt Darlene Havlin.

  A celebration of life will be held at 
a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, donations can 
be made to the family to help with 
medical expenses or to Christ 
United Methodist Church, 470 E 
Broadway St, Alliance, OH 44601.

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





Obituary
Dawn Ellen Davis Dewitt passed 
peacefully on February 19th, 2021 
at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 
Youngstown, after a short illness. 
Dawn was born September 27, 
1959 to Joyce Fullerton and 
Raymond Davis, in Warren, Ohio. 
She was a graduate of Champion 
High School, in 1977. Dawn was a 
people person, very friendly, easy-
going. Dawn was an artist and she 
enjoyed reading, playing guitar, 
watching Days of Our Lives, 
horses, and watercolor painting. 
Dawn is survived by her loving son, 
Ryan Davis of Chardon, Mother 
Joyce Davis of Chardon, Husband 
Paul Dewitt of McDonald, sisters 
Kathy Rae Davis of Florida, Candy 
Sue Hurton (John) of Ohio, Ganel 
A. Boyce of Ohio. Funeral 
arrangements were handled by Lane 
Roberts-Clark Funeral Home at 180 
Garfield Drive NE Warren, Ohio 
44483. Family has gathered for a 
private service.





Obituary
LORDSTOWN: Virginia M. 
Nesbitt, age 87, of Lordstown died 
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Born 
April 11, 1933 in Canton, Ohio, she 
was the daughter of George and 
Myrtle (Shepardson) Kellner. She 
graduated from Warren G. Harding 
High School in 1951. Virginia 
retired from General Motors in 
Lordstown after 21 years of service. 
She was a member of the 
Lordstown Lutheran Church and an 
active member of Al-Anon where 
she helped and inspired others. Her 
hobbies included gardening, 
planting flowers, fishing, camping, 
boating, and spending time with her 
family. Virginia also enjoyed oil 
painting, making flower 
arrangements, doing crafts and 
writing her own poetry. Later on in 
life, Virginia enjoyed spending time 
with her extended family at 
Clearview Lantern Suites Assisted 
Living. Survivors include her 
children: Keith Leepard (Karen), 
Linda Leepard, Jeff Leepard 
(JoAnn), Darcel Dibell (Shawn), 
and Dr. Jennifer Leepard (Johnny) 
of Las Vegas; stepchildren: Laura 
Sodeman, Jennifer Williams 
(Deceased), and Ronald T. Nesbitt 
of Guam. She had 15 Grandchildren 
and 21 Great Grandchildren. 
Virginia was preceded in death by 
her husband Ronald L. Nesbitt after 
40 years of marriage, sister Dolores 
Zeck, brother George Kellner, and 
her Mother and Father. Family and 
Friends will be received at Lane 
Family Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel on Wednesday, February 24, 
2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM with a 
service immediately following at 
11:00 AM at the funeral home. 
Burial will take place at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens 
afterwards for family members. 
Memorials may be made to the 
American Heart Association.





Obituary
LORDSTOWN: Virginia M. 
Nesbitt, age 87, of Lordstown died 
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Born 
April 11, 1933 in Canton, Ohio, she 
was the daughter of George and 
Myrtle (Shepardson) Kellner. She 
graduated from Warren G. Harding 
High School in 1951. Virginia 
retired from General Motors in 
Lordstown after 21 years of service. 
She was a member of the 
Lordstown Lutheran Church and an 
active member of Al-Anon where 
she helped and inspired others. Her 
hobbies included gardening, 
planting flowers, fishing, camping, 
boating, and spending time with her 
family. Virginia also enjoyed oil 
painting, making flower 
arrangements, doing crafts and 
writing her own poetry. Later on in 
life, Virginia enjoyed spending time 
with her extended family at 
Clearview Lantern Suites Assisted 
Living. Survivors include her 
children: Keith Leepard (Karen), 
Linda Leepard, Jeff Leepard 
(JoAnn), Darcel Dibell (Shawn), 
and Dr. Jennifer Leepard (Johnny) 
of Las Vegas; stepchildren: Laura 
Sodeman, Jennifer Williams 
(Deceased), and Ronald T. Nesbitt 
of Guam. She had 15 Grandchildren 
and 21 Great Grandchildren. 
Virginia was preceded in death by 
her husband Ronald L. Nesbitt after 
40 years of marriage, sister Dolores 
Zeck, brother George Kellner, and 
her Mother and Father. Family and 
Friends will be received at Lane 
Family Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel on Wednesday, February 24, 
2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM with a 
service immediately following at 
11:00 AM at the funeral home. 
Burial will take place at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens 
afterwards for family members. 
Memorials may be made to the 
American Heart Association.





Obituary
Phyllis S. DiOrio, 80, of Canfield 
passed away Thursday evening, 
February 18, 2021 at Hospice 
House with her loved ones by her 
side. Phyllis was born July 24, 1940 
in Youngstown, the daughter of 
Philip and Lotti (Puskacik) Houser. 
She was a graduate of Chaney High 
School, class of 1958. Phyllis was a 
homemaker, a loving wife, mother, 
and grandmother. She loved life and 
faced it with a positive attitude no 
matter what the circumstances 
were. Phyllis adored her family, 
including her extended family and 
made sure everyone felt to be part 
of her family. She was a member of 
St. Michael Church in Canfield and 
loved to laugh and loved taking part 
in the Women’s Condo Luncheons 
with her friends where she lived. 
Her hobbies included music and 
shopping. Phyllis leaves her 
husband of 60 years, Richard E. 
DiOrio, whom she married October 
8, 1960, two daughters, Laura Lynn 
(Rick) Blanco of Canfield and Julie 
Anderson of Hermitage, PA, four 
grandchildren, twins Ashley and 
Lindsey Anderson, Mark Blanco 
and Amanda Blanco, two sisters, 
Mary (Bill) Torek of Texas, and 
Loretta (Gary) Rochow of 
California along with many nieces 
and nephews. Besides her parents, 
Phyllis was preceded in death by a 
son-in-law, Michael Anderson, as 
well as one sister and her husband 
Charlotte and Bob Hawkins. A 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11 AM on Saturday, 
February 27, 2021 at St. Michael 
Church in Canfield where family 
and friends may call from 10 AM 
until the time of services. The 
family would like to thank the 
doctors and staff of Canfield 
Dialysis Center for all their care 
over the past 10 years for Phyllis 
and ask that material tributes take 
the form of donation to the center in 
Phyllis’ name. Services were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel.





Obituary
Gary H. Frazier, 84 of Canfield died 
early Friday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Health Center, 
Youngstown. Gary was born 
November 30, 1936 in New 
Brighton, PA, a son of the late 
Harry and Elizabeth (Harris) 
Frazier and came to this area as a 
child. He graduated from 
McDonald High School where he 
played basketball and following 
high school, Gary served in the U.S. 
Army. Gary worked at General 
Motors, Lordstown Plant for over 
25 years, retiring in 1994. He was 
an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed 
snowmobiling. He liked to watch 
sports on T.V., baseball, boxing, 
basketball and football, but most 
importantly was spending time with 
his family. He loved his family and 
will be dearly missed. His wife, the 
former Patricia Ann Specht, whom 
he married October 21, 1961, died 
February 11, 2020. Gary leaves his 
son, Gary D. Frazier of 
Youngstown; a daughter, Lisa Fill 
of Austintown and a grandson, 
Michael Fill. Gary also leaves a 
sister, Jackie Barr of Girard. 
Besides his parents and his wife, he 
was preceded in death by a sister, 
Kathryn Pusin and a ½ sister, 
Donna Hughes. There will be a 
memorial service planned for a later 
date.





Obituary
George A. Zeigler, 75, of Salem, 
passed away unexpectedly on 
Friday, February 19, 2021 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He 
was born November 7, 1945 in 
Salem, Ohio. He was the son of the 
late George M. Zeigler and 
Jeannette I. (Hisey) Zeigler.

George graduated from Salem High 
School in 1964. He attended Salem 
Trade School for electrical 
engineering. He began his career at 
The Electric Furnace Company and 
was employed by NRM, Roberts 
Engineering, Morgan Engineering 
and East Ohio Machine. After 
retirement he continued to work for 
Salem City Schools, Essex II and 
Damascus United Methodist 
Church.

He enjoyed camping, photography 
and being the clock operator for 
Salem Varsity football and 
basketball. He was the football 
clock operator for fifty-six years. 
He was a public service volunteer 
for both Damascus Fire Department 
and Salem Auxiliary Police. He 
served on the Jubilee Committee 
and then as the co-chair of the 
Jubilee Parade and the Grande 
Parade Committee. George was 
actively involved with the sound 
and video ministry at the Damascus 
Methodist Church, where he was a 
member.

He was a member of the United 
Commercial Travelers, Salem 
Saxon Club, the Damascus IOOF, 
and the Independent Hose Club.

George is survived by his wife, 
Marjorie A. (Knight) Zeigler, whom 
he married on May 15, 1971; his 
daughter Jennifer L. Zeigler of 
Zanesville, OH and a son Dustin G. 
(Wendy) Zeigler of Greensboro, 
NC. He also leaves four 
grandchildren: Brook L. Peterson, 
Allyson M. Peterson, Owen M. 
Zeigler and Isley A. Zeigler. He 
also leaves two brothers, Karl 
Zeigler Sr. of Orville, David 
(Marlene) Zeigler of Burton, and a 
sister Debra (Dale) Morgan of 
Beaver, PA.

George was a dedicated husband 
and father. He treasured his 
children. He especially loved his 
role as a grandfather and taking 
every opportunity to make people 
laugh. He will be greatly missed by 
his family.

A private funeral service will be 
held Wednesday February 24, 2021 
at the Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home. There are no calling hours. 
Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in 
Salem.

In lieu of flowers, it was his wish 
that donations be made to 
Damascus United Methodist 
Church, P. O. Box 307, Damascus, 
Oh 66619.

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.





Obituary
Sean Michael Scott, 48, passed 
away peacefully at his home on 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 after a 
two and half year private and 
valiant battle with cancer.  Sean was 
born January 10,1973 in Salem, OH 
to Walter and Linda (Difiore) Scott.  
He worked as an Electrical 
Engineer in the Automation 
Division of Morgan Engineering for 
over 9 years, a job he was 
extremely dedicated and passionate 
about.  He had a fascination for all 
things electrical, down to his dream 
car that he was especially proud he 
was able to achieve. He was an avid 
skateboarder from a young age and 
continued to skate well into his 40s.  
He was very proud of being 
involved with the development and 
installation of the Alliance Skate 
Park.  Both he and his wife were 
very passionate hockey and football 
fans.  He was a fierce Philadelphia 
Flyers fan and didn't miss watching 
a game.  He and his wife enjoyed 
traveling to games as much as 
possible.  He also loved the 
Philadelphia Eagles and was happy 
he got to see them finally win a 
Super Bowl.  He also enjoyed 
watching Ohio State Buckeyes 
football.  Traveling to beach 
vacations with his wife and friends 
was also a favorite pastime he 
enjoyed and looked forward to.

In addition to his parents, Sean is 
survived by his wife of 22 years, 
Melissa (Johnson) Scott; a sister 
Cindie (John) Difloure, and a 
daughter Nikayla Evans.  He was 
preceded in death by both his 
maternal and paternal grandparents.  
Sean will be forever remembered 
by his numerous nieces, nephews, 
extended family, coworkers and his 
dear friends.

A gathering of family and friends 
will take place on March 13, 2021 
at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral 
home in Sebring from 4 PM to 6 
PM.  Friends and family may sign 
the guest register and send 
condolences online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com.  
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel.





Obituary
Sally L. Schuller passed away on 
February 16, 2021 in Plano, Texas 
with her daughter, Diane by her 
side. Sally was born to William and 
Louise Turnbull on February 28, 
1933. She graduated from Alliance 
High School in 1951. Mutual 
friends introduced Sally to Ed 
Schuller and the two were married 
in 1953. They purchased a home in 
Alliance, where they raised two 
children, their daughter Diane and 
son, John. Sally enjoyed sewing and 
baking and her children and 
grandchildren were often the 
beneficiaries of her skills in these 
areas.  Sally was always quick to 
bring cookies or other baked goods 
to any event or friend in need.  
Sally conveyed her love of baking 
to her daughter, Diane and 
granddaughter, Laura and a love of 
eating them to the rest of her family.

Sally worked as a cafeteria worker 
at Alliance High School for many 
years.  She enjoyed visiting with the 
young people of Alliance and 
watching them grow and begin their 
adult lives.  She also enjoyed 
hearing from their family members 
about their post-high-school careers 
and lives.   Sally developed close 
friendships with many other 
workers at the high school and they 
continued to meet for lunch 
regularly throughout the rest of her 
life.  Her husband, Ed, also worked 
as a hall monitor at the high school 
for a number of years, so the time 
there was a joy they shared in 
common.  After Ed's death in 2018, 
Sally continued to live 
independently in her home in 
Alliance, although she enjoyed 
spending the winter months with 
her children in Texas. Sally loved 
the springtime when the snow 
would make its' exit and the 
beautiful flowers would come into 
bloom.  However, her favorite 
season may have been 'sweet corn 
season'!  She anticipated this yearly 
and would stock up on sweet corn 
by canning or freezing. 

Sally was a long time member of 
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where 
she helped with luncheons 
throughout the years and also a 
member of the Alliance Senior 
Center and Alliance Elks Auxiliary. 
Sally was a good friend and listener. 
She will be welcomed in heaven by 
the many who preceded her and 
will be dearly missed by all those 
who remain behind.=

Sally joins her husband, Ed, her 
parents and her brother, Bill in 
heaven.

She is survived by her daughter, 
Diane, her son, John and his wife, 
Keri; grandchildren, Ryan(Eliana), 
Kyle(Sarah) and Laura Schuller and 
great granddaughter Brooklyn.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church 
Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 3830, Alliance, OH 44601  

Thank You

The family wishes to express our 
heartfelt gratitude to all the friends 
and neighbors that called and 
visited Sally, invited her for meals 
and brought groceries and food to 
her. Your outpouring of love and 
support, both to Sally in recent 
years and to us as you share in our 
loss, means more than words can 
say.





Obituary
  Linda Kay Summers, age 64, of 
North Benton passed away at her 
home on February 17, 2021.

  She was born on September 27, 
1956 in Alliance to Richard D. and 
Nancy C. (Meyer) summers.

  A graduate of Alliance High 
School, Linda attended Hanna E. 
Mullins School of Practical Nursing 
in Salem and later obtained an 
Associate’s Degree of Nursing 
Walsh University.

  Linda worked in Post Anesthesia 
Recovery at Alliance Community 
Hospital. She was later employed 
by the Domestic Violence Shelter 
and did private duty nursing. Linda 
was caring and compassionate with 
animals and people. She 
volunteered with the YWCA, 
delivering Meals on Wheels, 
allowing her to visit and share with 
others.

  Linda loved spending time with 
her children, Hillary and Jay, and 
walking her dog, Oliver. She 
enjoyed boating, nature, and 
spending time on Berlin Lake with 
her partner, Jim. She also liked 
listening to music and dancing.

  Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter Hillary and son-in-
law Jay King of Columbus, Ohio; 
Hillary’s father, Duke; her brother, 
Richard D. Summers (fiancée Judy 
Wyss); and partner, Jim Presley of 
North Benton, Ohio.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

  A celebration of life service will 
be held at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home on Tuesday 
February 23 at 6:00 p.m. Friends 
may call two hours prior.

  Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Stark County Humane 
Society, P.O. Box 7077 Canton, 
Ohio 44705, Alliance YWCA 
Meals on Wheels, 239 E. Market St. 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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





OBITUARY  PRINT

Carl Emil Hunt 71 of Sebring,Ohio 
passed away Friday February 
19,2021 at Aultman Hospital in 
Canton,Ohio. Carl was born on 
February 14,1950 in Salem,Ohio to 
Charles and  Anna (Lancaster) 
Hunt. Carl married his Wife Jana 
(Brown) Hunt on December 28th 
1969. He worked for the Smith 
Township Road department for 25 
years retiring in the year 2000. Carl 
loved spending time with his family 
and friends. Carl enjoying fishing, 
auctioning, antiquing, flea market 
shopping and was an avid furniture 
refinisher. He was a former member 
of the Sebring American Legion. 
Besides his wife Carl is survived by 
his three daughters Dori Hunt of 
Sebring, Jenna( Bob) 
Schreckengost of Beloit and Carrie 
(Amos) Handy also of Beloit. He is 
also survived by eight 
grandchildren Tajana, Alex, Gage, 
Jayden Teghan, Myah, Marek and 
Maddox his siblings Dorothy 
Heestand, Lois Chaney, Chuck 
Hunt Jr., Harold Hunt and Rita 
Kouskouris.  A Private Family 
service will be held with burial 
following at Highland Memorial 
Park in Beloit,Ohio. Memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
Stark County Human Society. 5100 
Peach Street  Louisville,Ohio 
44641. Friends and family may 
send condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.grfunerahome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring,





Obituary
     Carl Arbogast, age 85, of 
Alliance passed away at The 
Kentridge Senior Living on 
February 17, 2021.

He was born on December 27, 1935 
in Cherry Grove, WV to Don and 
Icie (Teeter) Arbogast.

Carl graduated from Circleville 
High School and enlisted in the 
United States Army shortly after 
graduation. Carl was an Auctioneer 
and Appraiser over the course of his 
career.

He was a Staff Appraiser for the 
Stark County Sheriff Department 
for 40 years but his true passion 
was being the owner and operator 
of Carl Arbogast Realty for over 45 
years. He was a very dedicated and 
hard worker; he loved and enjoyed 
the career of real-estate and his 
family.

Carl was a member of Christ United 
Methodist Church, where he and his 
wife were married on August 1st, 
1958, having been married for 51 
years Carl loved his wife dearly.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are son Timothy (Nancy) Arbogast 
of Streetsboro, OH; Christina (Alan 
Salata) Arbogast of Alliance, OH; 
grandson Jacob (Nicole) Arbogast 
of Canonsburg, PA; granddaughter 
Kayla Johnson of Alliance, OH; 
granddaughter Lindsey (TJ) 
Matlack of Hudson, OH; grandson 
Ryan (Danielle) Kilroy of Aurora, 
OH; granddaughter Katelynn (Tom) 
Cheatham of Mantua, OH; seven 
greatgrandchildren, and several 
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, his wife Doris Ann 
Arbogast, his daughter Carla Ann, 
his granddaughter Gina Marie, and 
eleven brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Wednesday February 24 
at 12:00 p.m with Pastor Tom Heil 
officiating. Friends may call two 
hours prior.

Arrangements are entrusted to 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home 75 South Union Ave 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and 
family may share condolences and 
memories online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.





Obituary
SALEM - Barry Gene Fowler, 82, 
went to Heaven to be with Jesus 
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 
Stone Creek Assisted Living.

Barry was born October 13, 1938 at 
home in Patmos, OH, the seventh of 
nine children of the late John 
Franklin and Rilda (Leyman) 
Fowler.
He was a 1956 graduate of Goshen 
Union High School.  Barry worked 
as a steelworker at General Motors 
for 25 years as well as Electric 
Furnace for 24 years.  He also sold 
real estate for Bruce R. Herron.
Barry was a member of Salem First 
Friends Church.  Barry enjoyed 
golfing and bowling with the gang 
in Westville.
He was a antique car enthusiast as a 
member of the Tri-State Antique 
Auto Club.
Barry enjoyed going to car cruises, 
the Salem Arby's Saturday Night 
Car Cruise for the local food pantry 
was his favorite. 

Survivors include his wife Jo Ann 
(Carpenter) Fowler, whom he 
married on October 28, 1956; one 
son, Terry (Terri) Fowler of Salem; 
one daughter, Tammy (Fred) 
Barkley of Salem; grandchildren, 
Peter (Mandy) Fowler, Andrew ( 
Rekha) Fowler, Matthew (Jessica) 
Fowler, Sarah (Stephen) Hodgson, 
Marcus (Alyssa) Barkley, and 
Zachary (Winter) Barkley; and 12 
great-grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, Barry was 
preceded in death by three sisters, 
Naomi Goodman  Barbara Knopp, 
and Maribelle Barth; and five 
brothers, Howard, Gerry, Robert, 
Butch, and David Fowler.


 
A funeral service will be held 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 
11:00 a. m. at Salem First Friends 
Church   with their grandson, Peter 
Fowler officiating. 
Friends and family will be received 
one hour prior at the church. Burial 
will be held at  Damascus 
Cemetery.
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 
church to remind the family of your 
love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-
from-home.
Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Salem Food Pantry, 794 E. 
3rd St., Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements are being handled by 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.
The family would like to thank 
Harbor Light Hospice for their 
excellent care.

To view Barry's  obituary, send 
condolences, or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM - Orin "Barney" Franks, 
98, died Saturday, February 20, 
2021 at Blossom Skilled Nursing 
and Rehabilitation Center. He was 
born May 14, 1922 in Columbiana, 
son of the late Fred E. and Zora M. 
(Crawford) Franks.
Barney served in the United States 
Army during World War II where 
he received a purple heart. He 
worked as a painter for Electric 
Furnace for 28 years. Barney was a 
member of Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church.
Survivors include two daughters, 
Diana "Dee Dee" Wallace and 
Marsha Ann (Don) Paulin; five 
grandchildren, Doug Falk, Brian 
(Robin) Falk, Megan (Josh) Wyatt, 
Sarah (Sam) Jones, Katrina 
(Michael French all of Salem;  three 
great-grandchildren, Aden Wyatt, 
Carlin and Clay Jones; and 
numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
wife, Donna M. (Lutz) Franks, 
whom he married May 10, 1947, 
died February 4, 1999; his 
companion Mary Lou Barnes of 19 
years, died in June 2020; a sister, 
Elaine Morgan; four brothers, Ted, 
Bud, Richard and Charles Franks;  
and a son-in-law, Roger Wallace.

A Private funeral service will be 
held at  Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church  Wednesday with Pastor 
Alan Smearsoll officiating. Burial 
will be at Grandview Cemetery 
with military honors provided by 
the Salem Honor Guard.
Calling hours will be held from 4-
7p.m. Tuesday at Stark Memorial. 
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.
Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.





Obituary
CLEVELAND- Louise Yasinow 
Shultz, 87, died on February 16, 
2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
She was born in Cleveland on 
January 30, 1934, the daughter of 
Dr. Aaron B. and Rose (Makoff) 
Yasinow, and had lived in Warren, 
Ohio, most of her adult life, until 
she moved to Stone Gardens in 
Beachwood in 2018. 
She was a January 1952 graduate of 
Cleveland Heights High School, 
and a 1956 graduate of The Ohio 
State University with a degree in 
vocal music education. She was 
married to Dr. Bernard S. Shultz 
from 1953 until his death in 2012. 
Louise was an elementary music 
teacher in the Warren City Schools 
for 14 years, and a substitute 
teacher in several school districts. 
She had a second career of 17 years 
with the Area Agency on Aging in 
Youngstown as Coordinator of 
Volunteers for the Long Term Care 
Ombudsman Program. After her 
retirement, she worked as a 
caregiver for Comfort Keepers. 
She belonged to and served as 
president of Hillside Hospital 
Auxiliary, Warren City Federation 
of Women's Clubs, Warren Library 
Association, Beth Israel Sisterhood, 
the Warren and Tri-County 
Chapters of Hadassah, and Jewish 
Family Services of Youngstown. 
She also served on the boards of 
many organizations, including the 
Youngstown Area Jewish 
Federation, Beth Israel Temple 
Center, El Emeth Sisterhood, 
Central States Region of Hadassah, 
Warren Chamber Orchestra, Warren 
Civic Music Association, and 
Senior Rights and Advocacy. 
For many years, Louise and her 
husband Bernie sang in the Warren 
Civic Chorus, delivered mobile 
meals, taught the AARP 55-Alive 
driver safety course, and fostered 
children, including Donna Rogers, 
whom Louise always considered to 
be her "special daughter." 
Louise and Bernie were recognized 
by the Ohio Department of Aging 
in 2007 as Joined Hearts in Giving 
for their many community 
volunteer efforts as a couple. Louise 
was honored as the Tri-County 
Hadassah Woman of the Year in 
2018. 
Louise was a longtime member of 
Beth Israel Temple Center, and a 
recent member of Temple El Emeth 
in Liberty and Park Synagogue in 
Cleveland. In addition to her active 
involvement in religious and civic 
organizations, she was very devoted 
to her family and many friends, and 
enjoyed hobbies including 
gardening and family genealogy. 
Surviving are daughters, Miriam 
(Daniel-deceased) Rose of 
Beachwood, and Dr. Laura 
(Amichai) Ma'oz of Israel; sons, 
Steven of Endicott, N.Y., and Barry 
(Tamar) Shultz of Israel; 
grandchildren, Richard and Jeffrey 
(Norah) Rose; Liran, Yardenne, and 
Sar-el Ma'oz; and Lior and Ben 
Shultz; great-granddaughter Eloise 
Danielle Rose; and sister-in-law, 
Sonya Shultz of Cleveland Heights. 
Her husband; a son, Toben Michael 
Shultz; and brothers Harvey and 
James Yasinow preceded her in 
death. 
Private services and interment will 
take place on Wednesday, February 
24, 2021, and will be live-streamed 
beginning at 10:30am at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com on 
Louise's tribute wall. 
There will be no visitation. 
Please do not send flowers. Those 
who wish may donate to Tri-County 
Hadassah, 1171 Logan Wood Dr., 
Hubbard, OH 44425. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield 
Drive N.E., Warren, OH 44483.





Obituary
The Mahoning Valley is mourning 
the loss of esteemed educator James 
Alexander Hall II, who passed 
away peacefully on February 18, 
2021 after a brief illness. 


Born on June 7, 1941 to parents 
William and Margaret (Myers) Hall, 
Jim was raised in Youngstown and 
graduated from Cardinal Mooney 
High School in 1959. After briefly 
attending seminary at Loras College 
in Dubuque, Iowa, Jim returned to 
Youngstown, where he earned his 
Bachelor’s degree in 
Communications at Youngstown 
State University. 


Jim then embarked on what would 
become an illustrious and 
distinguished career in education, 
beginning as an English teacher at 
Warren John F. Kennedy High 
School. He then moved to Canfield 
High School, where he also taught 
English in addition to pursuing his 
passion for theater as the school’s 
drama director. He identified The 
Crucible and Romeo and Juliet as 
particular favorites. Jim parlayed 
this love of theater direction into a 
Master’s degree in English and 
Speech from Kent State University. 


In 1976, Jim moved to school 
administration, becoming the 
Assistant Superintendent of the 
Canfield School District where he 
specialized in curriculum, 
communications, grants, and special 
programs. Three years later, Jim 
accepted the first of three 
superintendent appointments, 
becoming the Superintendent of 
Lowellville Schools. In 1984, he 
assumed the same position in the 
Lordstown School District. Finally, 
he became the Superintendent of 
South Range Local School District 
in 1986, where he would spend the 
next 20 years. 


After retiring in 2006, Jim remained 
an active and integral member of 
the education community, being 
elected to the board of the 
Mahoning County Education 
Service Center and Mahoning 
County Career and Technical 
Center. Additionally, Jim served on 
numerous other committees, 
including the Ursuline Kindergarten 
Board, ACTION, Equity and 
Adequacy of School Funding 
Steering Committee, and ACCESS, 
to name a few. 


Jim was devoted to his spiritual 
home of St. Michael Catholic 
Church in Canfield, where he 
taught CCD classes, served as a 
lector and Eucharistic minister, and 
was a member of the Parish 
Council. He also volunteered at the 
St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen. 


Beyond his professional 
accomplishments and accolades, 
Jim was a devoted husband and 
father. He was happily married for 
52 years to his beloved wife 
Marilyn. They shared the joys of 
watching of their four children as 
they all raised their own children, 
Christopher Hall, Timothy (Beth) 
Hall, Mary (Todd) Fowler, and 
Patrick (Jillian) Hall. He is survived 
by his wife, four children, and 
grandchildren Aidan, Vivian, 
James, Aislin, Donovan, Chloe, 
Cecelia, Landon, Owen, and Gerrit. 
Jim is additionally survived by his 
sister Margaret DuPrey, cousin Bill 
Lauer, and many other relatives, 
colleagues, and friends. 


Due to Covid restrictions, a private 
funeral Mass will be held for 
family, to be followed by a 
celebration of life at a later date. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations in Jim’s name to the 
Mahoning Valley Second Harvest 
Food Bank.





Obituary
Doris Jean Hamlin, 86, of 
Austintown passed away February 
17 at Austinwoods Nursing Center 
surrounded by her family. 
Jean, as she liked to be called, was 
born September 8, 1934 in 
Huntington West Virginia. She was 
the daughter of Garrett Hobart and 
Cora Mae (Childers) Adkins. 
She graduated from Huntington 
East High School in 1952. She was 
devoted to her family and loved 
being a wife, mother, and 
grandmother. She loved reading and 
flea marketing with her husband. 
She was also an avid collector of 
dolls and Elvis memorabilia. 
She always saw the best in 
everyone and will be missed dearly 
by her family and friends. 
Jean leaves to cherish her memory, 
her children, Sherry Riley, Mark 
(Candy) Hamlin, Kim (Jeff) 
Lawrence; her grandchildren Mark 
(Eileen) Hamlin, Hannah Lawrence, 
her great grandson Conner Wood, 
and her nephew Jeffrey (Catherine) 
Newberg. 
Jean is preceded in death by her 
beloved husband, Bernard Hamlin, 
with whom she had 62 years of 
marriage until his passing June 17, 
2015. She is also preceded in death 
by her parents and her sister, Carol 
Newberg. 
Services were privately held and 
Jean was laid to rest at Getaway 
Cemetery in Chesapeake, Ohio.





Obituary
Ian Patrick Stevenson, 25, passed 
away unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital on February 11, 2021. Ian 
was born on July 23, 1995 the 
beloved son of James G. and 
Christine (Rothwell) Stevenson. A 
2014 graduate of Boardman High 
School he was employed by 
O’Reilly Auto Parts in Canfield for 
the past 3 years. In 2015 Ian 
enlisted in the Ohio National Guard 
serving with Alpha Company 837th 
BEB as the rank of Specialist (E-4). 
He was proud of his dedication to 
the Guard and the bonds he formed 
with his unit. Ian and his Dad 
shared an interest in American 
History, particularly the Civil War 
Era, visiting several battlefields 
including Gettysburg and Antietam. 
Ian was a free spirit who shared his 
kindness and giving heart with 
family and friends. To his Mother 
he was a Knight in Shining Armor 
and a ray of sunshine. Ian enjoyed 
life to the fullest while riding 
motorcycles and spending time 
outdoors. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his 
parents Jim and Christine 
Stevenson, brothers Jared J. 
(Danielle) Stevenson, Nathan A. 
Stevenson, grandparents Kathleen 
Karis, Anthony Rothwell and 
Donna Stevenson, nieces 
Mackenzie and Bria, best friend 
Seth Staudacher and countless 
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his 
grandfather James G. Stevenson Jr. 
Private services with Military 
Honors will be held for the 
immediate family. Services will be 
live streamed at 4:00 PM on 
Sunday February 21, 2021 at 
lanefuneralhomes.com on Ian’s 
tribute wall. In lieu of flowers 
please consider a donation to the 
American Foundation for Suicide 
Prevention - Ohio Chapter, 1391 
West 5th Avenue, #127, Columbus, 
Ohio 43212. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
express condolences to the family.





Obituary
SALEM – William H. Wischerman 
passed away Wednesday, February 
17, 2021. He was born July 9, 1943, 
son of the late Herman and Ruth M. 
(Bissell Wischerman.

Williams was a Veteran of the 
United States Marine Corp. He 
served six years and fought 
alongside his brothers in the 
Vietnam War.

He enjoyed his family and 
grandchildren, spending his time 
watching baseball/volleyball games, 
cheerleading and dance recitals and 
entertaining. He would sit outside 
in the garage waving at neighbors 
and sharibg a beer with Bob. He 
will be missed by all who knew 
him.

He leaves behind his eternal 
soulmate and best friend, his wife 
of 14 years, Lora Wischerman. He 
is also survived by two sons, Kris 
(Cortney) and Craig Wischerman of 
East Palestine; two daughters, 
Kristina (Ben) Virden of Beloit and 
Deanna (Doug) Hoover of Alliance; 
five grandchildren, Cameron, 
Kerrigan, Mackenzie, Makayla and 
Emily.

Besides his parents, William was 
also preceded in death by his 
daughter, Eryca Thomas.

Private services will be held at a 
later date for immediate family and 
close friends.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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

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





Obituary
Alliance:

Mildred S. Braham age 45 passed 
away Thursday February 18, 2021 
at Aultman Hospital in Canton. She 
was born November 10, 1975 in 
Ripley, West Virginia. Per her 
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. 





Obituary
Lisbon – George H. Wire, Jr., 71, of 
Lisbon, passed away Wednesday, 
February 10, 2021 while visiting 
family in Beaufort, SC.

George was born February 13, 1949 
to the late George and Dorothy 
Leonard Wire of Leetonia, Ohio.  
George kept very busy during his 
younger years mowing lawns and 
delivering newspapers.  He 
graduated from Leetonia High 
School in 1967 and was a Navy 
veteran serving from 1969 to 1973.

Surviving are his children, George 
Gregory Wire, Kristina (Jeff) 
Owens and Kristal (Mike) Coller; a 
brother, Dennis Wire; seven 
grandchildren and six great 
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, a son, Mark Jeffrey Wire, 
and a brother, Richard Wire.

The Salem Honor Guard will 
conduct military services at 11:00 
a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 at 
the Oakdale Cemetery Chapel in 
Leetonia with burial to follow in the 
cemetery.

Local arrangements are being 
handled by the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia.

In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me 
has been established for George 
Wire.





Obituary
Sondra Borton Shopbell, age 79, of 
Canton passed away at her home on 
February 14, 2021.

She was born on August 14, 1941 
in Salem to Clarence M. Borton and 
Effie P. (Jones) Borton.

 Sondra graduated as valedictorian 
from both Goshen High School in 
1959 and Ashland College in 1963. 
She taught at Akron Firestone High 
School for four years and then 
began teaching at West Branch 
High School in 1967. Sondra was 
the National Honor Society advisor 
which included homecoming and 
Share a Christmas. She was also the 
Academic Challenge Advisor. 
Sondra was an active member of 
the First Brethren Church of North 
Georgetown where she volunteered 
as church treasurer, Sunday school 
teacher, and organized Community 
Meals and Acts 2 Clothes Closet.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, Terry I. Shopbell, 
whom she married June 26, 1993; 
her son, Charlie (Karla) Samples; 
grandchildren, Kayla S. Samples 
and John I. Samples; brother, 
Clarence E. “Bud” (Kathy) Borton; 
sisters, Geraldine Dorsey and 
Donna (Steve) Lysyj; six nieces and 
nephews; seven great-nieces and 
nephews; a great-great-niece; and a 
great-great nephew.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; and sister, Nancy J. Borton 
Shopbell.  

 A funeral service will be held at 
First Brethren Church in North 
Georgetown on Tuesday, February 
23 at noon with Pastor Joel Soza 
officiating. Friends may call two 
hours prior at the church. Interment 
at a later date at North Georgetown 
Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions can be 
made in Sondra’s honor to First 
Brethren Church, 27333 Main St, 
North Georgetown, Ohio 44665.

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





OBITUARY  PRINT
Mary Linda Coombs, age 74, of 
North Canton passed away at 
Aultman Hospital on February 16, 
2021.

She was born on September 12, 
1946 in Athens, Ohio to Russell 
Durward Warren and Wilomet 
Pauline (Elliott) Warren. She spent 
her formative years in Wellston, 
Ohio roller skating through the 
Rogan Hotel which her parents ran.

Mary Linda graduated from 
Thomas Worthington High School, 
Worthington, Ohio in 1965. She 
was formerly employed in the 
Abstract Department at the Ohio 
State University and served as the 
office manager for Dr. Goulder in 
Columbus. She was later employed 
by Diebold Nixdorf in Canton. 
Mary Linda participated in the 
Stark County Library Ancestory 
and loved to read. She followed old 
classic films and the actors and 
actresses that starred in them. Mary 
Linda enjoyed listening to show 
tunes and Broadway music.  

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, Rex, whom she 
married on March 17, 1992; and 
several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

A celebration of life service with 
close family and friends will be 
held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Stark County Humane 
Society, P.O. Box 7077, Canton, 
Ohio 44705.

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





Obituary
COLUMBIANA - Rev. Merlin 
Homer Knauff was called to the 
church triumphant Tuesday, 
February 16, 2021. He was 88 years 
young. He passed away as a result 
of a fall on black ice, which caused 
irreversible brain trauma. He passed 
away peacefully at Hospice House 
in Poland, OH. Merlin was born 
Thursday, November 3, 1932 in 
Beaver Falls, PA, the son of Rev. 
Homer J. Knauff and Christina A. 
(Elsass) Knauff. 

In 1950, he graduated from Dola 
High School, Dola, OH.  In 1954, 
he graduated with a BA in English 
from Capital University in 
Columbus, OH. In September of 
1957, Merlin married Katherine 
Grace Schmidt. In 1958, he 
graduated with an MDIV from 
Capital Lutheran Seminary, 
Columbus, OH. He went on to 
serve Lutheran parishes in the 
American Lutheran Church and its 
successor the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in America.  Those 
churches were St. John’s, Marion 
IN, (1958-1967) Town Line 
Lutheran Church, Townline/Alden 
NY. (1967-1997). During his 
retirement, he served as an interim 
pastor in many Lutheran parishes 
throughout Western NY.

He was a talented softball pitcher, 
avid gardener, family history 
enthusiast, gifted choir member, 
Buffalo Bills fan, and a wonderful 
storyteller.  In 2014, he and Kate 
moved to Columbiana, OH, where 
he became an active member of 
Greenford Lutheran Church. He 
also became a regular volunteer for 
the 3C’s food pantry.  

He is survived by a sister, Nelda 
(Carl) Adcock; two daughters; 
Christina Simmons and Kim (Pete) 
Penzone and a son, Rev. Michael 
(Deborah) Knauff.  He also leaves 
nine grandchildren:  Rebecca 
Knauff, Arlynn Knauff, Mitchell 
Simmons, Casey Simmons, Spencer 
Simmons, Adam (Courtney) 
Knauff, Stephen (Rachel) Knauff, 
Caleb (Ali) Knauff, and Samantha 
Penzone.

He was preceded in death by his 
beloved wife, Kate; his brother, 
Roland Knauff and son, Kenneth R. 
Knauff. 

A memorial service will be held at 
Greenford Lutheran Church on 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 
p.m. with visiting hours prior to the 
service starting at 2:00 p.m.  Please 
observe COVID-19 protocols. 

A funeral service will be held at 
Town Line Lutheran Church on 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 
11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Town 
Line Lutheran Cemetery., Alden, 
NY.

Visiting hours will also be Monday, 
February 22, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 
p.m. at Town Line Lutheran 
Church.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to Town Line Lutheran 
Scholarship Fund, 1159 Town Line 
Rd., Alden, NY 14004 or Greenford 
Lutheran Music Fund, P.O. Box 
104, Greenford, OH 44422 or South 
Range Council of Church and 
Community Food Pantry, (3C’s) in 
North Lima.

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

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





Obituary
Gus Misorski, loving father of three 
children, seven grandchildren and 
three great grandchildren passed 
away peacefully, in his home on 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at age 
85. Gus was born on June 26, 1935 
in Midland, PA to Konstanty (Gus) 
and Antline (Polinsky) Misorski. 
Gus attended and served faithfully 
the Catholic faith at St. Louis Parish 
in Louisville. He worked for 
Crucible Steel in Pennsylvania and 
then helped start up J&L Steel in 
Louisville, OH in 1958 where he 
worked hard for 43 years.

Gus was preceded in death by his 
father and mother, siblings Richard, 
Joe, Ed, Helen and Maryann. He is 
survived by his three children Dave 
(Sharry) Misorski, Diane (Mark - 
deceased) DeWalt and Donna 
Randall, his siblings Charles, John, 
Cecilia, Antalene and Rosie, 
grandchildren, great grandchildren, 
several cousins, nieces, and 
nephews. 

It is few and far between for those 
who have met Gus that don’t have a 
story to tell about him.  Whether it 
be a nickname, guidance, charity or 
his Christmas and 4th of July 
celebrations he hosted. 

Gus had a passion for many things 
but family, faith, friends and 
traditions stand in the forefront.  
Gus celebrated them all throughout 
his life.  Christmas was always his 
favorite carrying the traditions from 
his youth, along with his family 
who celebrated it with his 
traditional massive cooking of 
meat, Santa Claus visits and large 
amounts of fresh fish.  Gus only 
knew one mode and that was 110%. 
His attention to detail was noticed 
by all who met him, whether it be in 
his gardening, cooking meat, 
canning peppers, making sauerkraut 
or Euchre.  Gus once said “Take 
care of each other, love each other 
and always be happy, if you can’t 
do that, then you come see me and 
I’ll show you how to do it”.  He 
always did just that and then some.

A (Private) Mass of Christian Burial 
will be celebrated Monday 
morning, February 22, 2021 at St. 
Louis Catholic in Louisville, OH. 
Gus will be laid to rest in St. Louis 
Parish Cemetery, Louisville, OH.  
In lieu of flowers, make a donation 
to your favorite charity in Gus’s 
name.  The family would like to 
thank Elara Caring Hospice for 
their support and compassion. 
Online condolences may be left for 
the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com             





Obituary
Bertha “Tootie” Kaloci, 82 passed 
away peacefully on February 10, 
2021 at Sunrise Senior Living in 
Cuyahoga Falls. Tootie as she was 
affectionately known was born at 
home on July 10, 1938 in North 
Jackson, Ohio the daughter of 
William P. and Alvera (Ray) 
Bingham. 
Tootie attended Lordstown Local 
Schools where she was later 
employed as a cafeteria cook. She 
retired in 1999 as head cook after 
16 years of dedicated service. 
Tootie met the love of her life Bob 
Kaloci while waiting tables at 
Paul’s Truck Stop. They were 
united in marriage on December 22, 
1969 sharing 47 years of marriage. 
Bob and Tootie loved traveling and 
enjoyed seeing the United States on 
their Harley motorcycle. She was 
raised on the family farm where her 
love of nature and animals began. 
As a young woman she was a 
member of the local riding club. 
She also loved crocheting and 
sewing. A woman of faith she was 
among the first members of 
Gethsemane Lutheran Church. God 
and her family were her priorities in 
life. Her family gathered at her 
table each Sunday and holidays to 
enjoy a family meal of her delicious 
cooking and baking. Her happiest 
moments were spent with her 
children, grandchildren and friends. 
She will be sadly missed by her 
children Phillip Bruss, Alvera (Ed) 
Hawk, Lisa (Shelley) Kaloci, 
Bobbie Kaloci, and Nola (Rodney) 
Kaloci, 19 grandchildren, 26 great 
grandchildren and one great-great 
grandchild and her sister Janet 
(Richard) Marsh. She was preceded 
in death by her parents, her husband 
and two sons David Bruss and 
Harry Bruss. 
Private family services have been 
held with burial at North Jackson 
Cemetery. Tootie’s family would 
like to express their gratitude to the 
staff of Sunrise Senior Living, 
whom she considered her second 
family, for their exceptional love, 
care and support. In lieu of flowers, 
memorial donations may be made 
to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 
1110 N. Salem Warren Road, North 
Jackson, Ohio 44451 or The 
Alzheimer Network, 4214 Market 
Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. 
To leave expressions of sympathy 
to the family please visit 
ww.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Sandra Jean (Godney) Johnson, 69, 
passed away peacefully on 
February 14, 2021 at St. Joseph’s 
Hospital. Sandy was born on 
November 20, 1951 in Alliance, 
Ohio the daughter of Andrew and 
Mildred (Harris) Godney. A 
graduate of Mineral Ridge High 
School, Sandy was a member of 
Believers Church. A devoted wife, 
mother and grandmother she 
enjoyed reading and spending time 
with her family at home and 
attending her grandchildren’s 
activities. Sandy and her husband 
Noah enjoyed traveling to 
Tennessee and Indiana to visit 
family. She will be deeply missed 
by her husband Noah with whom 
she shared 29 years of marriage. 
Her children Peter (Diane) Kasner, 
Sonny (Michelle) Kasner, Kristi 
Johnson, Bradley (Melissa) Johnson 
and Jeannie Johnson, 13 
grandchildren, 2 great 
grandchildren, brothers Earl, Ron 
and Jim and sisters Audrey and 
Doris. She was preceded in death 
by her parents, daughter Andrea 
Neeley and brother Harv Godney. 
Visitation for family and friends 
will be held at Lane Funeral Home 
Mineral Ridge Chapel on Thursday 
February 18, 2021 from 10:00-
11:00 AM followed by a funeral 
service at 11:00 AM with Pastor 
Bill Carter officiating. Sandy will 
be buried at Kerr Cemetery. To 
leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefunerhomes.com.





Obituary
Daniel “Danny” P. Riggs, 41, of 
Berlin Center, passed away 
unexpectedly on Monday, February 
15, 2021 at his home. 
Born May 25, 1979 in Youngstown, 
Danny was the son of William E. 
and April (Pierce) Riggs. 
Danny was a 1997 graduate of 
Western Reserve High School. To 
his friends, he was affectionately 
known as “Hot Rod Riggs.” Danny 
was a talented Mechanic, he loved 
to socialize and be around people. 
He loved music and was an avid 
Steeler’s fan. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his 
wife, Tadda (Keeler) Riggs, whom 
he married February 14, 2004; his 
mother April Riggs; his children 
Collin Humphrey, Angel Riggs, and 
Julianna Riggs; his grandchildren 
Jaxon and Lyric and his brother 
William (Jennifer) Riggs. 
He is preceded in death by his 
father William; his paternal and 
maternal grandparents. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Saturday, February 
20th at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel from 12:00 
-2:00 PM. A private service will be 
held and Danny will be laid to rest 
at North Jackson Cemetery.





Obituary
Edward Wendell Moffett, age 91, of 
Alliance, passed away at his home 
at 5:06 a.m. Wednesday, February 
17, 2021.

He was born July 8, 1929 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Welty Moffett and 
Lina (Lower) Moffett.

A 1947 graduate of Alliance High 
School, Ed worked at B&W 
Tubular, then Alliance Drop Forge, 
and finally at the Alliance Sears 
Store.

He served in the U.S. Army during 
the Korean Conflict, and was the 
recipient of 2 bronze stars.

He was a member of the Limaville 
Lions for 30 years, and former 
President. He served as a Lexington 
Trustee for 25 years, where he 
loved representing the people; he 
also enjoyed working with the 
Lexington Township Fire 
Department.

Ed liked eating in restaurants, 
woodworking, gardening, and he 
enjoyed 25 years of bike riding on 
the trails.

He will be loved and missed by his 
family, including his wife of 70 
years, Shirley Ann (Yarian) Moffett, 
whom he married June 24, 1950, 
daughter, Debbie Skubiak, son Jerry 
(Sherry) Moffett; grandchildren, 
Melissa (Gary) Krenzer and their 
children, Rebecca, Brianna, and 
Brayden Andrew (Joanna) Franks, 
and their daughters, Shelby and 
Hadley;  Ann Moffett, and Leigh 
(Alex) Martin; favorite nephew, 
Timothey (Rebecca) Byland.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; his sister, Mary Jane 
Moffett Byland; and son-in-law, 
Chris Skubiak.

Service date and time are pending 
at this time.

Interment with military honors will 
be at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be 
made in Ed’s honor to the Stark 
County Humane Society, P.O. Box 
7077, Canton, Ohio 44705.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Tonia Scott, 77, of 
Columbiana, passed away on Friday 
evening, February 12, 2021 at 
Masternick Memorial Health Care 
Center, New Middletown.

Tonia was born on July 12, 1943 in 
Salem, OH, daughter of the late 
Fred and Esther Krautner Girard 
and had lived in this area all of her 
life.

She had worked for Family 
Recovery Counseling Center in 
Lisbon as well as the The 
Counseling Center and was a 
member of East Fairfield United 
Methodist Church. Tonia loved to 
cook, especially for her family. She 
also enjoyed taking care of her 
grandchildren and her great 
granddaughter.

Tonia is survived by her husband, 
Joe Scott, whom she married on 
September 14, 2002; her daughter, 
Julie A. Frederick and Bill of 
Columbiana; two step-daughters, 
Jennifer J. (Steve) Barnett of 
Carrollton and  Jodi L. Scott of 
Lexington; her sister, Carol 
"Mickey" Morrow of Columbiana; 
her two brothers, Jerry (Nancy) 
Girard of Boerne, TX and Fred 
(Judy) Girard of Columbus; eight 
grandchildren, Cody Dole (Tiffany), 
Chelsea Hayden (Joseph), Brianne 
Stoner (Robert), Dylan McMurray 
(Savannah), Shayla Frederick, 
Brian Frederick, Ryan Barnett, 
Katey Barnett; and a great 
granddaughter, Sadie Dole.

She was preceded in death by her 
son, Brian Scott Frederick and a 
brother, Ricky Girard.

Private services will be held for the 
family at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Public visitation will be held on 
Friday, February 19, 2021 from 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana following social 
distancing and face mask protocol.

Memorial donations may be made 
to East Fairfield United Methodist 
Church or The Alzheimer's 
Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., 
Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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





Obituary
John D. Eberling passed away at his 
home on Sunday February 14, 2021 
with his wife by his side. John was 
born in Alliance on May 8, 1934. 
He was the son of the late Ellis and 
Dorothy (Leasure) Eberling. He 
attended Alliance High School and 
worked at the Alliance Drop Forge 
for 33 years and Filnor Inc. for 12 
years until his retirement. John was 
a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic 
Church.

He is survived by his wife of 67 and 
a  half years, Jean (Gibbs) Eberling; 
their children, Susan (Bruce) 
French of Westerville, Steven 
Eberling of Beloit, and Jodi (Todd) 
Miller of Homeworth; six 
grandchildren, Brian (Lindsey) 
French, Tori (Donnie) Jewell, 
Darren (Kasey) Eberling, Jason 
(Megan) French, Zach (Daphney) 
Miller, Christi (Tim) Adkins; ten 
great-grandchildren; as well as one 
brother, Robert (Margaret) 
Eberling; and several nieces and 
nephews.

Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his sisters, 
Dorothy Eberling and Shirley 
Favazzo.

John loved sunshine, warm weather, 
the beach and riding his scooter. He 
also loved spending time with his 
grandchildren talking sports, 
hunting, work and anything they 
were involved in.  He was always 
cheered up by playing with his 
young great-grandchildren. He had 
special memories of all the time he 
spent with his brother riding along 
with him in his semi-truck, making 
deliveries and meeting new friends 
along the way.

His greatest accomplishment was 
being married to the love of his life 
for almost 68 years.

A mass of Christian burial will be 
held Friday, February 19th at 11:00 
a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 
with Father Matthew Mankowski 
officiating. Friends may call at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on 
Friday. Burial will follow at St. 
Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to 
the American Heart Association, 
1575 Corporate Woods Pkwy Suite 
150, Uniontown, Ohio 44685 or St. 
Joseph’s Catholic Church, 427 E 
Broadway St, Alliance, OH 44601.

The family expresses heartfelt 
gratitude to Dr. Qureshi of Aultman 
Hospital and John’s granddaughter, 
Tori Jewell for the amazing care.

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





Obituary
Patricia Louise Byler, 88, of Poland 
Township, formerly of Canfield 
passed away Monday morning, 
February 15, 2021 at Hospice 
House. Pat was born April 21, 1932 
in Lisbon, the daughter of William 
T. and Mildred (Carlisle) Downs. 
She was a graduate of Boardman 
High School, class of 1950. Pat was 
a homemaker, loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, and great 
grandmother. She was a member of 
Salem Church of Our Savior, its 
Women’s Guild, Ladies Altar 
Society, and Home Extension Club. 
Her hobbies included ceramics, 
cross stitching, needlepoint, and 
collecting Hummel’s. Pat loved to 
travel with her husband Joe and the 
family, especially after he retired. 
She has visited all 50 states at least 
once. Pat leaves her husband Joseph 
K. Byler, whom she married August 
28, 1954, three children, David 
(Lynn) Byler of Parkville MO, John 
(Hye-Seung) Byler of Mt. Zion, IL, 
and Cynthia (Ron) Carter of 
Youngstown, as well as six 
grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren. Friends may call 
from 4 to 6 PM Wednesday, 
February 17 at the Lane Funeral 
Home Canfield Chapel. Due to the 
Covid 19 Pandemic, private 
services will be held. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests 
donations be made to Hospice 
House, 9803 Sharrott Rd, 
Youngstown, OH 44514





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-James M. Carter, 
Sr., 72, passed away Sunday 
afternoon, February 14, 2021 at his 
residence. He was born August 2, 
1948 in Norfolk, Virginia, a son of 
William Edward and Irma 
Katherine (Hatfield) Carter, Sr. He 
was employed at both Target and 
Dinesol Plastics, retiring in 2016. 
Jim was a member of Highway 
Tabernacle Church. He loved 
spending time with his family. He 
enjoyed playing Black Jack. Jim is 
survived by his wife of 25 years, 
the former Diane C. Dagan, whom 
he married August 12, 1995; his 
children, Patty (Mark) Schrankel of 
Long Island, NY, James Carter, Jr. 
of New Castle, PA, Terrie (Jim) 
Cameron of Naperville, IL, 
Florence (Marc) Attisano of 
Bessemer, PA, Casper (Sharlee) 
Thomas of Pulaski, PA and 
Christopher (Vision) Thomas of 
Union, PA; his siblings, Curtis 
(Bonnie) Carter, Diane (Bill) 
Warren, Allan Carter, Lewis Carter 
and Shirley (Joe) Groh; his sister-
in-law, Holly Carter; 16 
grandchildren and 1 great 
grandchild. Besides his parents, Jim 
was preceded in death by his 
brothers, William Carter, Jr. and 
Larry Carter, Sr. and his sisters, 
Peggy Crissy and Rochelle Lane. 
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. 
Thursday at the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel 
and 10-11 a.m. on Friday, prior to 
the Service at 11 a.m. at the funeral 
home.





Obituary
Thomas Nels Johnson, Jr., 72 of 
Boardman died Monday evening at 
St. Elizabeth Health Center, 
Boardman, with his family by his 
side. Thomas was born July 20, 
1948 in Youngstown, a son of the 
late Thomas N. and Betty Jane 
(Beam) Johnson, Sr. and was a 
lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from Chaney High School in 1966 
and served in the U.S. Navy for 
four years during the Vietnam War. 
Thomas was a policeman with the 
Boardman Police Dept.from 1983 
until he retired in 2003, where he 
was a part of the first SWAT team. 
He enjoyed fantasy football and 
also watching football, especially 
the Cleveland Browns. Thomas 
looked forward to trips to Las 
Vegas and family trips to Myrtle 
Beach. He leaves his wife, the 
former Beverly Nelson, whom he 
married August 3, 1968; a daughter, 
Karen Johnson of Boardman; three 
grandchildren, Tommy, Brandon, 
and Morgan. Thomas also leaves 
two brothers, Rich (Karen)Johnson 
of Canfield, Chuck (Grace) Johnson 
of Youngstown and several nieces 
and nephews. Besides his parents, 
he was preceded in death by a 
brother, Barney Johnson. Friends 
may call on Tuesday from 10:00 am 
-12:00 pm at Lane Family Funeral 
Home, Anstrom Chapel,Boardmanl 
8387 Tod Ave. 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 after seeing the 
family





Obituary
Warren – Mary Jane Clementi, 91, 
passed away Tuesday evening, 
February 9, 2021 at Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital in Warren. 
Mary Jane was born on June 9, 
1929 in Warren, OH, a daughter of 
the late Walter and Thekla 
(Mueller) Vogt. 
She was a proud homemaker for her 
husband and children. She loved 
spending time and playing with her 
children and grandchildren. She 
was very active in her children’s 
activities. She also enjoyed 
shopping and taking care of her 
pets. 
She was a lifelong member of the 
former St. Joseph Catholic Church 
and Saint John Paul II Parish. 
Mary Jane will be deeply missed by 
her loving children, Linda Joseph, 
Dolly (Richard) Contrucci, 
Christine Clementi, and Alicia 
(Donald) Vanhorn; grandchildren, 
April Chiarella, Bridget Miller, 
Laura Contrucci, Tori (Stephen) 
Sprague, and Donald Vanhorn III; 
and her great-grandchildren, Nick 
Chiarella, Stephanie Chiarella, and 
Lauren Anderson. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her beloved 
husband, James Clementi, whom 
she married on September 25, 1948 
and passed away on January 16, 
1992; sister, Hilda Miller; and 
brother Richard Vogt. 
Private services were arranged with 
Lane Family Funeral Homes 
Roberts – Clark Chapel in Warren 
and entombment has taken place at 
All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to 
Animal Welfare League of 
Trumbull County at 812 
Youngstown Kingsville Rd SE, 
Warren, OH 44473. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
SALEM - Nancy Lee Nutter went 
home to be with the Lord on 
Sunday, February 14, 2021.  She 
was born March 4, 1939 to the late 
Donald and Elaine Greenamyer.

Nancy was a graduate of Salem 
High School and after high school 
worked on her father’s Mink Farm 
(Quaker City Mink Farm) in Salem. 

She leaves behind her eternal 
soulmate and best friend, her 
husband of 63 years, Carl Nutter. 
She is also survived by two sons, 
Jack (Kathy) Nutter of Beloit and 
David (Judy) Greenamyer of Port 
Charlotte, Florida; five 
grandchildren, Elaine Hamilton 
(Jeff) of Salem, Stephanie (Matt) 
Dale of Lisbon, Josh (Elyse) Riggle 
of Florida, Ashley Greenamyer of 
Florida, and Don (Kylie) 
Greenamyer of Texas; four great-
grandchildren, Damien and Hailie 
Hamilton and Chloe and Aiden 
Dale; a sister, Marilyn Wilson and 
several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Nancy was 
also preceded in death by her 
daughter, Shelly Patterson and her 
brother, Dr. Donald Greenamyer Jr.

She was a lifelong member of First 
Baptist Church of Salem where she 
taught Sunday School and was on 
the Deaconess Board.  It was her 
life mission to support the church 
and to help any and every person in 
need that crossed her path, 
anywhere that she went.  She ran 
the church’s own food pantry for as 
long as it was at the church.  Once 
the local area churches combined 
into one, she then continued to help 
at the Salem Community Food 
Pantry anytime that it was open and 
kept busy by doing a lot of behind 
the scenes work for it on a daily 
basis.

Anyone that knew Nancy, knew that 
she was always a lighthouse shining 
a better way for everyone.  She was 
an amazing woman who always 
found a way to help anyone in need 
and this included her love for stray 
animals.  If you knew her, you 
loved her.  Nancy’s family meant 
the world to her and they were 
always a priority.  She will be so 
missed.

Per Nancy’s request, no calling 
hours will be held.  A celebration of 
Nancy’s life will be held at a later 
date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made in Nancy’s 
name to First Baptist Church, 1290 
E. State St., Salem, OH. 44460.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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

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





OBITUARY  PRINT
Gregg D. Guiler, 60 of Salem, 
Ohio, passed away at his home on 
February 3, 2021.

He was born on June 13, 1960, in 
Salem; the son of the late Duane 
Guiler and Joyce (Woodworth) 
Guiler.

Gregg is a 1979 graduate of Salem 
High School. He was employed at 
Ventra Salem, a manufacture of 
products and systems for the 
automotive industry. Not only did 
Gregg work within the automotive 
industry, but his passion was cars as 
well. He loved everything from 
working on cars to collecting them 
both old and new. He had an 
extensive collection of matchbox 
cars and model cars. He could also 
be found at the drag strip enjoying 
the races. Aside from his car 
passion, Gregg was an avid gun 
enthusiast, however, he was not a 
hunter, as he could never even hurt 
a fly. He enjoyed his music and 
especially like to listen to the old 
LP's. Gregg was a quiet and 
reserved man. He was a simple man 
with simple ways and he will be 
missed by all who knew him.

Along with his mother, Gregg is 
survived by his son; Peyton Guiler 
of Salem, siblings Keith Guiler of 
Groveport, Ohio and Sharon (Don) 
Blubaugh of Finley, Ohio.

In addition to his father, Gregg is 
preceded in death by a daughter; 
Madalyne who died in infancy.

There will be no services at this 
time.

Care was entrusted to Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services of Salem.





Obituary
Carol Lynn Patterson, age 80, of, 
Salem, died Saturday. February 13, 
2021.  She was born May 12, 1940 
in Denver, Colorado, the daughter 
of the late John Frederick and 
Dorothy Jane (Jenson) Keener.

Mrs. Patterson was a member of the 
First United Methodist Church in 
Salem and had been an area 
resident since 1948.  She was a 
1958 graduate of Salem High 
School and graduated from Mount 
Union College in 1962 with a B.A. 
degree.

Carol served on the board of 
Mobile Meals and delivered meals.  
She also served on the board at 
Century House of Salem and did 
grocery shopping for Century 
House.  Carol believed in donating 
blood and had given more than 17 
gallons.   In Marco Island, Florida 
she was a volunteer at the NCH 
Urgent Care Center and was proud 
to be an “Owl Lady” for the Ground 
Owls.

Carol is survived by her husband 
and partner for over 58 years, 
Thomas Cook Patterson, whom she 
married November 3, 1962. 
Married in the town she grew up, 
Carol and Tom together developed 
a successful business and volunteer 
network, traveling all over the 
globe, and enjoying the company of 
many friends. The photo above is 
from a family trip to the Grand 
Canyon in 2014. She is also 
survived by a son, Thomas John 
(Jennie) Patterson of Northville, 
Michigan; a daughter, Susan Lynn 
Patterson (Juan) Imeroni of 
Cincinnati; a brother, Donald F. 
(Marilyn “Marty”) Keener; and 
three grandchildren, TJ and Maggie 
Patterson and Sophia Imeroni.

She loved her children and 
grandchildren (known as Grannie) 
immensely, teaching by example 
the power of love and dedication. 
She was also an avid book reader, 
athlete, lifelong learner, volunteer, 
and someone who was always 
willing and wanting to lend a hand, 
friend or stranger. All this provided 
her family with a foundation for 
life. And even during her final days 
on earth, battling COVID and 
related issues, her sense of humor 
NEVER wavered.

Preceding her in death were her 
mother (1963) and her father 
(1997).

Per Carol’s explicit instructions, 
there will be no calling hours or 
service.  Inurnment will be at 
Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the Salem Community 
Foundation, 141 S Ellsworth Ave, 
Salem, OH 44460, the Angels for 
Animals, 4750 West South Range 
Rd. Canfield, OH 44406, or Pearce 
Mobile Meals Fund, PO Box 553, 
Salem, OH 44460.

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

To view Carol’s obituary, send 
condolences and share favorite 
memories, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Emily E. Roofner, 91 of Ellsworth 
died Saturday evening at her 
residence. Emily was born 
November 13, 1929 in Nowrytown, 
PA, a daughter of the late Hiram 
and Mildred F. (Smith) Calhoun and 
came to this area in 1948. She had 
attended Mt. Moriah Lutheran 
Church and was a member and Past 
Worthy Matron of Meander O.E.S. 
Emily worked as a bookkeeper for 
Cheswick Atomic Division Credit 
Union for 14 years, retiring in 
October 2020. Emily did not have 
any hobbies, even though the 
family tried to find something to 
keep her busy. Emily enjoyed 
working and took great pride in the 
work she did. Her husband, Richard 
A. Roofner, whom she married 
September 21, 1947, died March 
21, 2010. She leaves her two 
grandsons, Michael Roofner and 
Richard Roofner, both of Ellsworth 
and two nephews, Kenneth Calhoun 
of Ellsworth and C. Dale Hensel of 
Lower Burrell, PA. Besides her 
parents and husband, Emily was 
preceded in death by her son, 
Michael A. Roofner, Sr. a brother, 
Frances Calhoun and a sister, Betty 
Jean Hensel. Graveside services 
will be 11:00 am Thursday at 
Ellsworth Cemetery where she will 
be interred next to her husband. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
material tributes take the form of 
contributions to Hospice of the 
Valley, 5190 Market Street, 
Youngstown, 44512.





Obituary
Warren – Amy Marie Hornbeck, 44, 
passed away on February 12, 2021 
in the comfort of her home. 
Amy was born on January 20, 1977 
in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of 
Joseph and Rita (Blake) Kook. 
Amy was a dedicated mother first 
and foremost. She treasured the 
time she spent with her friends and 
family. She had a determined 
personality and would do anything 
to protect those she loved. Amy was 
always the life of the party. When 
she wasn’t spending time with her 
family, she was working out or 
finding ways to better herself and 
her kids lives. She will always be 
remembered as a strong, spirited, 
independent woman. 
Left behind to cherish her memories 
are her children, Nicholas Parise, 
Hayden, Riley, and Zoe Hornbeck; 
her parents Joe and Rita Kook; her 
sisters Jennifer (Ed) Graham and 
Cheryl (Sam Cameron) Kook; her 
grandma Reva Blake; her numerous 
aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; 
and many other family and friends. 
Amy is preceded in death by her 
paternal grandparents Walter and 
Julia Kook and her maternal 
grandfather Brooks Blake. 
Visitation for Amy will be held on 
Thursday February 18, 2021 from 
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. 
with Father Christopher Cicero 
officiating. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Long time Canfield resident Jean 
Probst Duffett, 92, died peacefully 
in her sleep, Sunday, on her 
birthday, 

Born February 14, 1929 to William 
and Wilma Probst, Jean was a 
resident of the Youngstown area all 
of her life. 

She completed her formal education 
at Austintown Public Schools 
graduating from Fitch High School 
in 1947 as Valedictorian and 
member of the National Honor 
Society. In addition, she was a 
majorette with the Austintown Fitch 
Falcons Marching Band all four 
years; editor of the Fitch Yearbook, 
Reflector, 1947; and played lead 
Alice Sycamore, in the Kaufman 
and Hart play, You Can’t Take It 
with You. She was a member of the 
Honor Role every year. 

In the early 1960s, she attended 
Youngstown College and made the 
Dean’s list. 

In 1947, Jean married Cecil Duffett 
who was a 1945 graduate of Fitch 
High School. They moved to 
Canfield in 1953 and later divorced 
in 1982. 

Before moving to Canfield and 
having her first child, Robert, Jean 
worked as secretary to the 
Superintendent of US Steel-Ohio 
Works. Later, after her youngest 
son, Richard, entered elementary 
school, she work for the American 
Heart Association retiring in the 
1980s as Executive Director of 
American Heart Association – 
Eastern Ohio Chapter. In 1988, 
Duffett came out of retirement 
when named office manager for her 
middle son, Raymond, of 
University Orthopedics. She retired 
from that position in 2007. 

Jean is survived by three children 
Robert (Connie) of Grand Rapids 
Michigan; Dr. Raymond (Shelley) 
of Canfield and Mayor Richard 
(Brenda) of Canfield. She was 
deeply engaged in the lives of her 
sons especially as they participated 
in Canfield Cardinal Varsity 
Athletics. Duffett was a founding 
member of the Canfield Football 
Mothers Club that prepared every 
pre-game meal. In addition, she was 
on the OWL (On With Lights) Task 
Force. This group spearheaded 
acquiring lights for Cardinal 
Stadium’s Bob Dove Field. She also 
was a member of the Canfield 
Booster Club that supported all 
Canfield Athletic Programs. 

Duffett is survived by eight 
grandchildren; David (Samantha) 
Duffett of Orlando, Florida; Allison 
(Dillon) Goodell of Clearwater, 
Florida; Andrew of Canfield; Dana 
(Ben) Green of Chapel Hill, North 
Carolina; Ross of Canfield; James 
Glidewell of Niles; Matthew 
(Bethany) Glidewell of Mineral 
Ridge and Jessica (Kevin) Myers of 
Boardman and 5 great-
grandchildren; Leah Pounds, Sean 
Myers, Isabella Glidewell, Noah 
Glidewell, and John Duffett. 

In addition she is survived by her 
younger sister, Donna, and younger 
brother, William, both of Largo, 
Florida. 

Her funeral service will be held at 
Zion Lutheran Church, 330 
Canfield Rd. Youngstown, Ohio, 
this Saturday, February 20 at 11am. 
Calling hours are at 10, an hour 
before the service, where her family 
will be present. Social distancing 
and mask wearing is expected. 
Memorial gifts may be given to 
Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 
Canfield Rd. Youngstown, Ohio 
44511. 

The Family would like to thank 
Jessica Myers for her 
compassionate care for the past two 
years.





Obituary
There will be a memorial service at 
6:00 pm Friday at Old North 
Church, 7105 Herbert Rd., Canfield 
for Sandra Louise Oblinger, 80 of 
Canfield who died Sunday evening 
at her residence, surrounded by her 
family. Sandra was born April 7, 
1940 in Youngstown, a daughter of 
the late Howard and Jessiella 
(Petersen) Welsch and lived most of 
her life in this area. Sandra received 
her Bachelor Degree from 
Youngstown State University in 
Psychology. She taught 5th grade at 
North Jackson Elementary School 
for 28 years, retiring in 2005. She 
was a member of Old North 
Church, where she sang in the 
choir. When you thought of Sandra, 
you knew what a dog lover she was. 
She loved her dogs and spoiled 
them to the fullest. She played the 
piano, enjoyed swimming, showed 
horses, and belonged to a Bridge 
Club. Sandra also loved oil painting 
and was an artistic and passionate 
soul. Sandra and William enjoyed 
listening and dancing to Big Band 
music with their friends. Sandy 
loved much and lived her life to the 
fullest. She brought joy and light 
wherever she went and will be 
dearly missed.She leaves her 
husband, William”Bill” Oblinger, 
whom she was married to for 39 
years; two daughters, Heather 
Oblinger of Youngstown, Ronda 
(Gregory) Swanson of McAllen, 
TX; five grandchildren, Branden, 
Ryan, Victoria, Carina, Matthew 
and a great-granddaughter, 
Aletheia. She also leaves her 
beloved dog, Misha. Friends may 
call on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 
6:00 p.m at Old North Church. 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 after seeing the family.





Obituary
Delores J. Lucas age 59 of Alliance 
passed away Friday February 12, 
2021 at Cleveland Clinic Mercy 
Medical Center in Canton. She was 
born may 28, 1961 to the late 
Donald E. Lucas Sr. and Helen L 
(Stern) Lucas. She us survived by 
her brother and caregiver Donald E. 
Lucas. Jr. of Alliance. Per her 
request cremation has taken place. 
No public services will 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.





Obituary
Columbiana - Tonia Scott, 77, of 
Columbiana, passed away on Friday 
evening, February 12, 2021 at 
Masternick Memorial Health Care 
Center, New Middletown.

Tonia was born on July 12, 1943 in 
Salem, OH, daughter of the late 
Fred and Esther Krautner Girard 
and had lived in this area all of her 
life.

She had worked for Family 
Recovery Counseling Center in 
Lisbon as well as the The 
Counseling Center and was a 
member of East Fairfield United 
Methodist Church. Tonia loved to 
cook, especially for her family. She 
also enjoyed taking care of her 
grandchildren and her great 
granddaughter.

Tonia is survived by her husband, 
Joe Scott, whom she married on 
September 14, 2002; her daughter, 
Julie A. Frederick and Bill of 
Columbiana; two step-daughters, 
Jennifer J. (Steve) Barnett of 
Carrolton and  Jodi L. Scott of 
Lexington; her sister, Carol 
"Mickey" Morrow of Columbiana; 
her two brothers, Jerry (Nancy) 
Girard of Boerne, TX and Fred 
(Judy) Girard of Columbus; eight 
grandchildren, Cody Dole (Tiffany), 
Chelsea Hayden (Joseph), Brianne 
Stoner (Robert), Dylan McMurray 
(Savannah), Shayla Frederick, 
Brian Frederick, Ryan Barnett, 
Katey Barnett; and a great 
granddaughter, Sadie Dole.

She was preceded in death by her 
son, Brian Scott Frederick and a 
brother, Ricky Girard.

Private services will be held for the 
family at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Public visitation will be held on 
Friday, February 19, 2021 from 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana following social 
distancing and face mask protocol.

Memorial donations may be made 
to East Fairfield United Methodist 
Church or The Alzheimer's 
Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., 
Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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





Obituary
Sebring:

Larry R. Minor age 67 passed away 
at his home Monday February 15, 
2021 with his loving family at his 
side. He was born August 17, 1953 
to the late Leo Minor and Ruth 
(Pittman) Shutler. He is survived by 
his sisters; Donna Eagan, Cindy 
(Harold) Eddy, Nancy Martin, 
Kathy (Smith) Joy, and a brother; 
Leo Minor. In addition to his 
parents, he was also preceded in 
death by a sister; Linda Pederzolli. 
Larry enjoyed watching television 
and relaxing. He was fun to be 
around. Per his request cremation 
will take place and no public 
cervices 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.





Obituary
Robert (Bill) Taylor 74, passed 
away Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 
his home surrounded by his loving 
family. Bill was born on February 3, 
1947, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the 
late Carl and Betty (Elliott) Taylor.  
Bill retired from Koch Engineering 
after 40+ years as a supervisor.  He 
proudly served his country in the 
US Marine Corps during the 
Vietnam War. Bill moved to Beloit 
from Akron after retirement. He 
loved his home and living in the 
country. He loved having cookouts 
and being surrounded by his family. 
Family meant everything to him.  
Bill took up the art of woodworking 
after retirement. He became an 
artist. He made something for each 
member of the family.. He will truly 
be missed by all.  In addition to his 
parents, he was preceded in death 
by his brother Carl Taylor and sister 
Delores Jordan. Bill is survived by 
the love of his life of 50 years, 
Faye, his son Robert (Brianne) 
Taylor II his daughter Denise (Matt) 
Brooks, his grandchildren: Kayla, 
Courtney, Cody, Dylan, Charlie, 
and Elise, and great-grandson Jack, 
siblings; Brenda Davisson, Jackie 
(Arnold) Prunty, Judy Kirtner, 
Becky (Danny) O'Dell, Mary Ann 
Evans, James (Sharon) Taylor and 
David Taylor, many nieces and 
nephews. There will be no calling 
hours or services at this time.  
There will be a celebration of life 
service for Bill when the weather 
turns nicer.





Obituary
Vernon Keith Bailey, age 85, of 
Alliance passed away on Friday, 
February 12, 2021.

He was born on May 9, 1935 in 
Grahn, KY to Samuel and Roberta 
(Holbrook) Bailey.

Vernon graduated from Alliance 
High School in 1954.  He was 
employed at Timken for 30 years as 
a maintenance supervisor.  He was 
also owner/operator of Bailey 
Trenching Service.

Vernon was a past Master of 
Masonic Temple Conrad 271.  He 
was a member of the Scottish Rite, 
York Rite, Tadmore Shrine, 
Alliance Shrine Club, Eastern Star 
and a honorary Grand Cross of 
Color member of the Rainbow 
Girls.  He also attended the First 
Christian Church.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Shirley (Bell) Bailey 
whom he married on April 2nd, 
1958; children, David Bailey, Lori 
(Tim) Parker and Lisa (Chris 
McCallum) Bailey; granddaughter, 
Rachael (Justin) Summers; sisters, 
Joyce Saffron, Judy Gentile, Shirley 
(Paul) Gibbons; sister-in-law, Pat 
Bailey; great grandson, Hudson 
Keith Summers;  family dog, Belle; 
many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and his siblings, Lane, 
Michael, Patty, Terrella and Billy 
Norman.

A funeral service will held at 2pm 
on Tuesday, February 16th at the 
funeral home.  Visitation will be 
one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Shriner’s Children’s 
Hospital 1645 W. 8th St. Erie, PA 
16505.

Arrangements are entrusted to 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home 75 South Union Ave 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and 
family may share condolences and 
memories online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.





Obituary
H. Douglas Wilcox, 70, peacefully 
passed away Thursday, February 4, 
2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 
Youngstown. Doug was born 
September 6, 1950, the only son of 
Harrison Burky and Helen McClure 
Wilcox. He was a lifetime resident 
of Austintown and a member of 
Austintown Community Church. 
While growing up in the church, an 
important part of his life was 
scouting. He worked hard to receive 
his God and Country award and 
subsequently his Eagle Scout 
award. He enjoyed reading, outdoor 
activities, being with friends and 
crafts. Several of his creations 
received blue-ribbon awards at the 
Canfield Fair. He was a member of 
the World War II Heritage Society, 
Mahoning County Retired Teachers, 
Ohio Education Association, the 
Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 
M Club of Mount Union, 33rd 
Degree Club of the Valley of 
Youngstown, and the Austintown 
Friends of the Public Library. Doug 
served as vice president and 
program chairman for the Friends 
for 11 years. He was a graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School and 
a member of the class of 1968. He 
served his school’s football, 
basketball, and track teams as 
manager and trainer for most of his 
high school career. He was a 
member of the school choir and was 
Key Club president in his senior 
year. He took part in several other 
school activities as well as planning 
and hosting a teacher appreciation 
day with the Key Club. Upon 
graduation, he attended The 
University of Mount Union, where 
he earned a Bachelor of Art’s 
degree in speech and English in 
1972. In college, he took part in 
several activities. He served as 
equipment manager for the football 
team. He also was a member of the 
school radio staff for WRMU 91.1 
FM, a member of the Alpha Tau 
Omega fraternity, and Student 
Senate in his junior and senior 
years. Doug was also Greek Week 
chairman, IFC president, and four-
year letterman. In 1971-72, he was 
selected for Who’s Who Among 
Students in American Universities 
and Colleges. He began his career 
in education in 1972 as an English 
teacher at the Mahoning County 
Career and Technical Center. He 
continued his education by 
attending Youngstown State 
University, graduating in 1974 with 
a master’s degree in educational 
administration. In 1975-76, he 
served the Ashtabula Joint 
Vocational School District as an 
assistant principal. Doug’s career in 
education also included working as 
intern supervisor for the Mahoning 
County Office of Education in 
1980-81, providing guidance and 
support to teachers in county 
schools. Doug returned to the 
classroom at the Career Center as 
an English teacher for juniors and 
seniors. His desire for more 
professional development continued 
with his pursuit of a doctorate 
degree at the University of Akron. 
He earned his educational doctorate 
in 1992. While teaching and 
working toward his degree, Doug 
always encouraged his students as 
well as his colleagues to grow in 
knowledge and skills. With the help 
of the Mahoning County Green 
Team, one of the projects Doug 
developed at the Career Center was 
a school wide recycling program 
and ecology club, which received 
recognition from area organizations 
as well as a plaque from President 
Clinton. Doug completed his career 
in education as a supervisor for the 
trade and industrial programs at 
Trumbull Career and Technical 
Center. He retired in 2002 after 30 
years in education. Doug was a 
member of Allen Lodge No. 276 
F&AM in Columbiana and 
previously a member of Meander 
Lodge No. 765 F&AM in North 
Jackson where he served as 
worshipful master. His journey in 
masonry continued in 1976 as a 
member of the Bicentennial Class 
of the Ancient Accepted Scottish 
Rite where he served as Sovereign 
Prince of the Youngstown Council 
Princes of Jerusalem. He was 
coroneted a 33rd degree mason of 
the A.A.S.R. of Freemasonry in 
Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1997. 
Doug was a member of the Hi 
Twelve Club No. 720. He became a 
member of the Al Koran Shrine 
Temple in Cleveland and the 
Youngstown Shrine Club in 1976. 
Doug was an active member of the 
Scottish Rite, serving as editor and 
chief and photographer of the 
quarterly newsletter Scottish Rite in 
Action for 16 years. His work was 
recognized five times for 
outstanding reporting and coverage 
of the Valley of Youngstown by the 
Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. He 
planned and hosted several day trips 
for the members of the Valley. In 
1995 he received the Scottish Rite 
Trustees Award for service to the 
Valley of Youngstown. He was also 
a member of the initial planning 
committee for the Scottish Rite’s 
Learning Center for children with 
dyslexia. He was a member of the 
board of trustees and served as both 
the vice president and president 
during his tenure. This program was 
dear to him and always remained 
close to his heart. During his life, he 
was a member and officer of several 
organizations and educational 
committees. He was especially 
proud of his membership in the 
Youngstown chapter of Phi Delta 
Kappa and served as an officer for 
many years. He planned and hosted 
several workshops for teachers and 
administrators in the tri-county 
area. For his dedication to PDK, he 
was awarded the fraternity’s service 
key. Doug was always grateful to 
his family, friends, teachers, 
professors, colleagues and mentors 
for their guidance and support 
throughout his life. To Doug, the 
words friend and gratitude were in 
his heart and soul. He was preceded 
in death by his parents. He leaves 
his wife Mary Ellen whom he 
married May 25, 1979, a niece and 
several cousins. He will be buried at 
Lake Park Cemetery. Due to 
COVID-19, a private funeral 
service was held. A celebration of 
Doug’s life for his family and 
friends will be held at a later time. 
In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
Youngstown Salvation Army, 1501 
Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, 
Ohio 44501 or the donor’s favorite 
charity. 





Obituary
R. Larry Wise, age 85, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
Thursday, February 11, 2021. He 
was born March 26, 1935 in Akron, 
OH to the late Robert and Roberta 
Wise. He graduated from McKinley 
High School in 1953, attended the 
University of Michigan and 
graduated from Kent State 
University in 1958.   Larry was an 
Army Veteran, serving one year in 
Korea. He was an avid sports fan. 
He played football at McKinley, at 
Michigan and he was a member of 
the All Army Far East All-Star 
football team in 1959. He worked in 
various jobs of marketing, 
advertising and sales. He retired 
from International paper in 1999 
after 20 years of service. He was 
very involved in the community and 
especially with athletics. In addition 
to serving on the board at Boys 
Village, he was instrumental in 
raising funds to build the Dean 
Davis Athletic Facility at Wooster 
High School. For his 
accomplishments, he was inducted 
into the Wooster High School 
Sports Hall of Fame as a Blue and 
Gold Award winner in 2004 and the 
Boys Village Hall of Fame in 2014. 
He was a member of Christ United 
Methodist Church and the Builders 
Sunday School Class of the church. 
Larry had one of the best 
experiences and days of his life 
when he was chosen to go on the 
Honor Flight from Columbus to 
Washington DC on October 19, 
2019.

Larry was a very loving husband 
and proud father and grandfather. 
He enjoyed seeing his kids and 
grandkids excel in their athletic and 
musical endeavors and liked 
attending whenever he could. He 
was always their #1 fan and let 
them know it. Larry is survived by 
his wife Thelma Wise; son Jon 
(Kris) Wise; daughter, Wendy 
Haskell; the mother of his children, 
Maxine Wise; step-daughter, Amber 
Best; step-son, Shane (AJ) Best; his 
sister, Patty Richardson and 12 
grandchildren.

Larry will be laid to rest, with 
military honors, in Ohio Western 
Reserve National Cemetery, 
Rittman, OH. A service to celebrate 
Larry’s life is being planned for 
future date. In lieu of flowers, the 
family request memorial donations 
be made to Boys Village. 

                                                Stier-
Israel Funeral 





Obituary
Louis (Lojas) J. Czifra, 88, of 
Mineral Ridge, joined the Lord in 
eternal rest on Saturday, December 
26, 2020. His loving family by his 
side. 

Lou was born in Hangacs, Hungary 
on October 15th, 1932. He was in 
the Hungarian Military, serving as a 
tank commander. After the 1956 
revolt, Lou crossed the Iron Curtain 
of the Austrian border. From there 
he joined the many ‘freedom 
fighters’ traveling through Europe 
in search of a new home. He found 
himself at Bremerhaven, Germany. 
Here Operation Safe Haven 
transported Lou and 9,000 other 
Hungarian refugees to Camp 
Kilmer, NJ. He arrived in the U.S. 
on January 16, 1957. Lou then 
joined family in Youngstown, OH, 
where he would live the remainder 
of his life. He met his beautiful 
wife, Lisa, whom he married on 
August 26, 1961. He worked as a 
trusted mechanic at Stackhouse 
Oldsmobile for over 35 years. 

Lou stayed active after retirement. 
He maintained a robust vegetable 
garden. Lou loved to bowl and 
became a member of the St. 
Brendan’s and St. Elizabeth’s 
Bowling League. Lou was also an 
active member of St. Mary’s 
Church of Mineral Ridge, where he 
volunteered and served as a 
Sacristan. 

Lou is preceded in death by his 
parents, Lajos and Mary (Orosz) 
Czifra; wife, Lisa A. (Takacs) 
Czifra; brother, Geza Czifra, and 
sister, Ellen Czifra. 

His memory will be cherished in 
the hearts of his children, Louis J. 
Czifra, Jr., William (Evelyn) Czifra, 
David (Julie) Czifra, Mark 
(Catherine) Czifra, and Mary Beth 
Czifra; sisters, Elizabeth Hajas and 
Mary Godas; grandchildren, 
Mitchell (Lisa) Czifra, Alexander 
(Marjane) Czifra, Phillips Czifra, 
Stacia Czifra, Eden Anderson, 
Sophia Czifra, and Aubrey Czifra; 
along with great grandchildren, 
Zane Czifra, Sadie Czifra, and 
Marek Czifra. 

Services will be held at his beloved 
St. Mary’s Church in Mineral Ridge 
on a future date. In lieu of flowers 
please make a memorial donation to 
St. Mary's Church, Mineral Ridge.





Obituary
Gene A. Potter Sr. 88, of North 
Jackson passed away Wednesday 
Evening, February 10, 2021 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Gene was born August 18, 1932 in 
Chicago, IL, the son of Claude J. 
and Anna Frances (Davis) Potter. 
He was a graduate of Struthers 
High School, class of 1950. After 
high school, Gene served in the 
U.S. Marine Corp. during the 
Korean War. After the war Gene 
returned home and worked for Ohio 
Edison for 17 years. Gene left Ohio 
Edison and became a Senior 
National Representative for the 
Utility Workers of America, retiring 
in 1995. Gene loved horses, music, 
singing, reading, and spending time 
with his grandchildren and great 
grandchildren never missing a 
sporting event. He also enjoyed 
taking trips to Beaver Creek to ride 
horses. His wife the former Donna 
Finley, whom he married May 20, 
1978, passed away July 25, 2015. 
Gene leaves three children, Pamela 
J. (Thomas) Raidel of Newton 
Twp., Gene A Potter Jr. of N. Ft. 
Myers, FL, and Catherine J. 
(Terence) Fogg of Austintown, 
three stepchildren, Kirk 
Zimmerman, and Bonnie 
Zimmerman both of San Leone, 
TX, Shawn (Kevin) Whited of 
Orville, OH, one adopted daughter, 
Shawn M. Potter of Youngstown, 
13 grandchildren and 22 great 
grandchildren. Gene was preceded 
in death by his parents and his wife. 
A Celebration of Gene’s Life will 
be held at 4 PM Friday, February 
19, 2021 at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown chapel where friends 
may call from 3 to 4 PM. Due to the 
ongoing pandemic the funeral will 
following all social distancing and 
mask requirements.





Obituary
Gerald Elbert Brown, 89, of 
Alliance and formerly of Beloit 
passed away on Thursday, February 
10, 2021 at Canterburry Villa. 
Gerald was born on May 3, 1931 to 
the late Elbert and Helena (Barr) 
Brown. Gerald was a United States 
Army Veteran serving in the Korea 
War. He worked for the Crane 
Company as a Fork Lift Operator 
until his retirement after 40 1/2 
years in 1988. Gerald was a 
member of the Sebring Church of 
Christ and the American Legion 
Post 76 of Sebring. 

Gerald was preceded in death by his 
wife Gladys (O’Donnell) Brown 
who passed in 1991. 

A private burial will take place 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 Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel,





Obituary
John “Chip” Fohl, III went home to 
his heavenly father on Monday, 
February 8, 2021. He left behind his 
wife and companion of 51 years, 
Lois (Sprankle) Fohl of East 
Canton, OH, his daughters Tina 
Fohl, Dana (Fohl) Martinez, his 
son-in-law, Matthew Martinez of 
Raleigh, NC, his beloved 
grandsons, Cody John Fohl (23) 
and Gabriel Thomas Martinez (12) 
and too many friends to name but 
included Dan Royer and Rick 
Perez. He was preceded in death by 
his parents, John and Harriet 
(Courtright) Fohl, siblings Scott 
Fohl and Karen Grey along with his 
best friend in life, John Castaldo. 
Chip was a proud dairy farmer for 
nearly 35 years before he 
transitioned to sales for Hills Farm 
Supply. He was never without his 
Football Hall of Fame hat and shirt 
where he proudly served as a 
volunteer for nearly 40 years. In his 
younger days, he was part of the 
Stark County Sherriff’s auxiliary.

Complications from his years-long 
battle with cancer were just too 
much to overcome. He was 75 - and 
really wanted 10 more years to 
enjoy Sable Creek golf course, his 
customers, and of course, his 
family. If you didn’t know him, he 
graduated from Glenwood High 
School in 1963, married his girl in 
1970 and had a couple little girls 
who grew up to have a couple little 
boys. He was a 3rd degree black 
belt (Judo), a National Champion, 
and invited to the Olympic trials. 
He hit a hole-in-one in 1985 and 
2019. He played catch in the front 
yard and cheered from the stands. 
He sold robotic milking equipment 
in PA, NY, OH and considered his 
farmers part of the family. He never 
met a stranger but hated spam calls. 
He liked the Browns but loathed the 
snow. He worked up until the weeks 
before he died - as his father did 
before him. He lost his best friends 
over the years and his brother 
nearly 65 years ago - He’s thrilled 
to see them now.

If you knew him, you liked him. Or 
you were a jerk. Or didn’t have a 
sense of humor. Or he offended you 
and probably felt badly. No matter 
what, my guess is he considered 
you a friend. The family will host a 
celebration of his life this summer 
or when it proves safe to do so. In 
the meantime, for those who might 
have a drink this evening, he’d be 
honored if you had one for him.

                Stier-Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Marilyn Parkhurst, 79, passed away 
Wednesday evening, February 3, 
2021 at Mission Hospital in 
Waynesville, NC. 
Marilyn was born on September 4, 
1941 in Hartford, Ohio, the 
daughter of the late Harold and 
Dorothy Parkhurst. 
She was a 1959 graduate of Vienna 
High School and 1989 Cum Laude 
graduate of Youngstown State 
University with a bachelor’s degree 
in Fine and Performing Arts and a 
minor in Computer Graphics. She 
loved art and was a freelance 
painter since high school, painting 
many murals for homes, businesses 
and churches. She especially liked 
decorating for Christmas and 
Vacation Bible School throughout 
the years. Her faith was strong and 
she loved her Lord and Savior, 
Jesus Christ. 
Marilyn will be deeply missed. She 
is survived by her children Brian 
(Sharon) Sabo of Indiana, Todd 
(Renee) Sabo of Virginia, Bonita 
(Doug) Shelar of Ohio, and four 
grandchildren Michaela (Michael) 
Parnin and Morgan (Andrew) 
Appleby of Virginia, and Steven 
Sabo and Angela Sabo of Indiana. 
She is also survived by her brothers 
Robert Parkhurst, Allan (Monica) 
Parkhurst, and Donald (Barbara) 
Parkhurst along with many nieces 
and nephews. 
Private services will be held at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Madasz 
Chapel and she will be laid to rest 
at Crown Hill Burial Park in 
Vienna, Ohio. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. In lieu 
of flowers, the family asks that 
donations be made in her name to 
Englewood Baptist Church, 3118 
Washington Ave., Bedford IN, 
47421.





Obituary
CORTLAND- Brian E. Kovach, 
age 51, passed away peacefully on 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his 
residence. 
Brian was born January 23, 1970 in 
Warren, Ohio, the eldest child of the 
late John and Sandra Kovach. 
He was a 1988 graduate of Joseph 
Badger High School. In 2000, Brian 
received his Bachelor of Science 
degree from Kent State University. 
Brian was a member of Prince of 
Peace Lutheran Church in Cortland, 
where he was integral in Vacation 
Bible School. Brian enjoyed people, 
especially his church family. Brian 
passed the time by playing on his 
computer, he had a good sense of 
humor. 
Brian was preceded in death by his 
parents. 
He is survived by his brother Eric 
(Lindsay) Kovach and his sister 
Kellie (Bryan Harvey) Rossi; his 
nieces and nephews, Erika Kovach, 
Ryan Kovach, Tyler Rossi, Gabriel 
Rossi, Brooke Harvey, and Brandon 
Harvey; his Uncle Richard (Jan) 
Mahaffey, and many wonderful 
friends. 
Friends may call 10am-12pm 
Thursday, February 11th at the 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 
490 N. High St. in Cortland, social 
distancing and face masks will be 
required. Funeral services for Brian 
are private. Internment at Hillside 
Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Brian’s family.





Obituary
Alexander David Barker, 29, passed 
away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 
home after a long battle with 
addiction. Alex was born 
September 30, 1991 in 
Youngstown, the son of Samuel III 
and Mary (Barnett) Barker. He was 
a graduate of Canfield High School, 
class of 2010 and was working for 
West & Barker Incorporated. Alex 
was a recovering addict and was 
active in helping with drug 
addiction recovery throughout Ohio 
and Texas. He fought a courageous 
battle with the disease of addiction 
and wanted to help anyone else that 
suffered from this epidemic. Alex’s 
hobbies included 4 wheeling and 
fast cars. He also loved spending 
time with his dogs, Aida and the 
late Marlie. Alex leaves his parents 
Sam and Mary, siblings Sammy IV, 
Justin (Shantell), and Haylee, his 
nephew, Jace Alexander, his 
paternal grandparents, Samuel Jr. 
and Edyth “June” Barker and his 
maternal grandparents, David and 
Yvonne Ryan, along with many 
other relatives. Alex also leaves his 
best friends, Becky Babb and Ryan 
McBride of Texas, Kaitlin Waltrip, 
whom he shared an everlasting 
bond with, of Texas and Adam 
Lonardo in Ohio. Alex battled his 
disease with grace and honor. The 
family encourages anyone who 
needs help with addiction to reach 
out to their local recovery groups or 
Al-anon groups for help and 
guidance. To the person/people who 
aided in Alex’s passing, the family 
wants them to know that they are 
forgiven, and that the Lord loves 
them and that there is a better path 
to be chosen. The family will 
receive friends on Friday, February 
12, from 4 to 6 PM at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel 
where a Celebration of Alex’s Life 
will be held at 6 PM. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests 
donations be made in Alex’s name 
to Broadway Recovery Services by 
visiting 
www.broadwayrecoverservices.org 
Friends and family may view this 
obituary and give their condolences 
at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Mr. Cecil L. “Duff” Duffett, 93, 
peacefully passed away on Monday, 
February 8, 2021. 

Born October 1, 1927, in Vickery, 
OH., he was the son of George and 
Mildred (Yechley) Duffett. 

Mr. Duffett was a Graduate of 
Austintown-Fitch High School 
(1945). Duffett proudly served his 
country in the United States Air 
Force where he became a recipient 
of the G.I. BILL. He attended 
Youngstown State University where 
he was a 2-year Letterman in both 
Basketball and Baseball for the 
Penguins. “Duff” received his 
Masters Degree in Education 
(1959) at Kent State University. 

Mr. Duffett was a tremendous 
athlete who became a Head Track 
Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach, 
and AD. “Duff” starred in three 
sports for the Fitch Falcons and two 
sports for The Youngstown State 
University Penguins. He was 
inducted into two prestigious 
Athletic Hall of Fames; the 
Austintown-Fitch HOF and the 
Curbstone Coaches HOF. Upon 
retirement, Duffett became the 
Commissioner of The Steel Valley 
Conference. The SVC was arguably 
one of the very best High School 
Athletic Conferences in the United 
States. 

“Duff” was a very active member of 
Zion Lutheran Church. “Duff’s” 
second ministry was The 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
(FCA) where he was on the FCA 
Board for nearly two decades. He 
raised over $340,000. for FCA 
Ministries. 

“Duff” leaves to cherish his 
memory his lovely wife Joann, a 
retired teacher and English 
Department Chairwoman at Fitch 
High School, three sons the Rev. 
Dr. Robert Duffett, Director of 
Development for the Reform 
Church, Grand Rapids, MI, 
Raymond Duffett, MD, Orthopedic 
Surgeon, Canfield, OH., Canfield 
Mayor Richard Duffett, Securitas 
Security Solutions, USA, Inc., a 
brother Daryl “Jim” Duffett of 
Canfield, eight Grandchildren and 
one Great-Grandchildren, and many 
special nieces and nephews, and 
many great friends. Mr. Duffett was 
preceded in death by his sister 
Glenna Mae Beebe. 

In-person Funeral Services will be 
conducted this Saturday, February 
13, 2021, at 
Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 
Canfield Road, Youngstown, with 
the Rev. Duane Jesse officiating. 
Mr. Duffett’s son, the Rev. Dr. 
Robert Duffett, will be delivering 
the Eulogy. 
Visitation will be from 10-11:00 
am, followed by a Military Service 
at 11:00 am in Zion’s large 
Sanctuary which facilitates Social 
Distancing. All Safety Protocols 
will be in place for everyone’s 
safety. Masking, Sanitation 
Stations, and Social Distancing of 
6’ will be in effect. All guests will 
cordially be requested to depart the 
church immediately after greeting 
the Family. No loitering please. 





Obituary
SALEM - David Tyo, 75, died 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Select 
Specialty Hospital in Boardman. 
David was born on April 19, 1945 
in Youngstown, son of the late 
James W. and Vera (Mount) Tyo.

He was a Vietnam Veteran of the 
United States Army, where he 
received a Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Louise 
(Wilson) Tyo of Salem; one son, 
Cooper (Sakuntala) Tyo of 
Bangkok, Thailand; one sister, 
Karen (David) Rich of Canfield; 
one brother, Rick (Bua) Tyo of 
Gilbert, AZ; and two grandchildren, 
Maddy and Palmer Tyo.

Besides his parents, David was also 
preceded in death by one sister, 
Barbara Hendricks.

There will be no services held at 
this time.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made in David's name to Disabled 
American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 
Cincinnati, OH 45250.

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





Obituary
Dixie L. Young, 77, of Salem, Ohio, 
passed away on Monday, January 
25, 2021 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital/Mercy Medical in 
Boardman.

She was born on May 28, 1944, in 
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, the 
daughter of the late Paul F. and 
Lorenna M. (Sigle) Garrett.

Dixie worked in the office at Dart 
Trucking Co. in Canfield for many 
years and later became a 
receptionist at the Columbiana 
County Mental Health Center in 
Lisbon. In addition, Dixie was self-
employed as a dog groomer out of 
East Palestine. She worked at 
Arcelor Mittal Steel in Warren, 
Ohio as a security guard and retired 
from there.

Dixie is survived by daughters; 
Angela Colella of Dayton, Ohio, 
Phyllis Jackson of East Liverpool, 
Ohio, her half-sister; Mary Bash of 
Negley, Ohio, 3 grandchildren and 
6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dixie is 
preceded in death by her sister; 
Paula D. Garrett, half-brother; 
Robert Doty, half-sisters; Alice 
Doty and Lorna Kuhley, and her 
lifelong companion, Thomas 
Wolski.

Special thanks to Bill and Esther 
Fish and Don and Ann Lutz for 
always being there for mom. 
Thanks as well, goes to Damascus 
Friends Church.

There will be no services per her 
wishes, arrangements were 
entrusted to Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral & 
Cremation Services in Salem, Ohio. 
She will be laid to rest at Crest 
Haven Memorial Garden in New 
Waterford, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be 
made in her honor to Humane 
Society of Columbiana County, 
1825 South Lincoln Ave., Salem, 
OH 44460





OBITUARY  PRINT
Mark Randall Holtsinger 63, of 
Salem was warmly greeted by his 
parents as he entered into Heaven 
on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 
Salem West Healthcare from 
pneumonia following complications 
to COVID.

There will be no public services 
held, but a select group of his 
closest friends will be holding a 
private service at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services and interment 
with his parents at Grandview 
Cemetery.

He was born on August 11, 1957, in 
Salem, the son of the late Richard 
H. and Jeannene (Mattix) 
Holtsinger.

Mark was a lifetime area resident, a 
1977 graduate of Salem High 
School and continued his education 
with business courses at Kent State 
University. Mark was also a 
member of the Salem First Friends 
Church.

In his younger years he was a 
model train enthusiast and a 
collector of Matchbox cars. When 
the weather permitted, he loved to 
take scenic train rides. One thing 
that was a favorite was the reading 
of science fiction books.

He is survived by his close friends: 
Dorothy Paxson, Pam (Dave) Haas 
and Alex, Tim Paxson, and Gregg 
(Jodi) Paxson.





Obituary
Janice M. Hargate (85) passed 
peacefully on February 6th, 2021 at 
St. Joseph’s Hospital, surrounded 
by her loving family. Janice was 
born August 16th, 1935 to Arthur 
and Florence Hargate, in Cortland, 
Ohio. Janice had a pioneer spirit 
and her extraordinary journey took 
root in Girl Scouts of The United 
States of America. She was given 
the chance to practice a lifetime of 
leadership, and adventure with Girl 
Scouts. Every two years, she would 
travel to Europe or some place in 
the United States for a reunion of 
camp counselors from all over the 
world. She met these dear friends 
very early in her career while 
serving as a camp counselor in 
Germany. Janice’s time in the Girl 
Scouts enabled her to serve at a 
higher level as an Executive in the 
regional corporate offices located in 
Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, and 
Virginia. She was a very active 
alumni of Hiram College and the 
President of the Lake Vista 
Resident Association. Janice is 
survived by her loving niece, Terri 
Beer-Anderson and Craig Beer and 
her great niece and nephew, 
Mackenzie and Seth Anderson. 
Janice was preceded in death by 
sister Phyllis Hargate Beer and her 
parents. Funeral arrangements were 
handled by Lane Shafer-Winans 
Funeral Home 164 North High 
Street Cortland, Ohio 44410. 
Family will gather for a private 
burial at Hillside Cemetery in 
Cortland, Ohio. In lieu of flowers 
memorial contributions may be 
made to the Lake Vista Foundation, 
303 North Mecca Street, Cortland, 
Ohio 44410.





Obituary
SALEM – Roger L. Stitle, 85, died 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was 
born December 20, 1935 in 
Diamond, son of the late Howard 
and Carrie (Boyle) Stitle.

Roger was a graduate of Goshen 
High School and attended Mount 
Union College. He was the 
President of Stitle Construction 
(originally Stitle & Barnes). He 
retired in 1998.

Roger was a member of the 
Carpenter’s Union 171, Damascus 
United Methodist Church, where he 
served as past financial chairman, 
Homeworth Masonic Lodge, Akron 
Tadmor Shrine Club, past president 
of Eastern Ohio and Western 
Pennsylvania Builders Association, 
West Branch Hall of Fame, and 
former director of Citizens Bank.

He was an avid wood turner and 
loved saltwater fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Doris E. 
(Schneider) Stitle whom he married 
June 30, 1956 in North 
Georgetown; children, James (Sue) 
Stitle of Salem, Lou Ann (Robert) 
Geiger of Salem and Jerry (Tracie) 
Stitle of Homeworth; 
grandchildren, Alicia (Pete) 
Germano, Kate (Adam) Brenner, 
Eric (Jana) Stitle, Ellie Geiger, 
Lauren Stitle and Landon Stitle and 
six great granddaughters.

Besides his parents, sisters, Jean 
Stitle Ruff and Carol Stitle Barnes 
and daughter, Lynne Stitle, also 
preceded him in death.

No service or calling hours will be 
held, however, a Celebration of 
Roger’s Life will be held at a later 
date.

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

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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





Obituary
Clifton “Greg” Barker, age 72, of 
Alliance, passed away at Aultman 
Alliance Community Hospital on 
February 7, 2021.

He was born on August 7, 1948 in 
Grahn, KY to Arvile and Mary 
Elizabeth (Carroll) Barker.

Greg worked as a phone technician 
at United Telephone and Embarq 
for 38 years. He was a member of 
the Dante Club as well as the 
Christopher Columbus Club. Greg 
enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting 
and gardening.  He served 
honorably in the United States Air 
Force.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Clara Jean (Sears) 
Barker, whom he married on 
October 14, 1989; his mother; his 
siblings, Grady Barker of 
Homeworth, Roxann (Charles) 
Gottardi of Homeworth, Anthony 
Barker of Beloit, Maggie Priscilla 
(Charles) Allcorn of Sebring, and 
Elizabeth Kathern (Robert) Kelley 
of Lancaster; his children, 
Christopher Gregory Barker of 
Sebring, Brian (Angela) Bates of 
Alliance, Leroy Bates of Alliance 
and Kathy Bourne of Alliance; 
seven grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; and many nieces and 
nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
father.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Thursday, February 11th 
at 1:00 p.m. Friends may call one 
hour prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Moultrie Chapel 
Cemetery.

The service will be live streamed on 
the funeral home’s website at the 
bottom of his obituary page.

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





Obituary
Richard L. Lambert, Sr., 80 of 
Girard, Ohio went home to be with 
the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 
2021 after a courageous battle with 
cancer. Dick was born on December 
26, 1940 in Akron, Ohio, the son of 
June and Odath Lambert. On May 
21, 1960, Dick married the love of 
his life, Shirley Jarome. Dick 
enjoyed woodworking, watching 
Nascar and wrestling and was an 
avid coin collector. He was 
preceded in death by his parents, his 
biological father, Richard Dix; 
brothers, Bill, Butch, Delmer, 
Ralph, “Deb”; sisters, Suzann, 
Merry, Helen and Mary; great-
grandchildren, Sabryna, Sabrya and 
Dontea. He leaves behind to cherish 
his memory, his loving wife of 60 
years, Shirley; their children, Sheila 
(John) Tare of Liberty, Oadath 
Lambert of Hubbard, Richard L. 
Lambert, Jr. of Girard and Doug 
Senter of Campbell; four 
grandchildren, Tamie (Dave) Deiley 
of Austintown, Ben duMarie of 
Liberty, Angela (Keith) Polois of 
Brookfield and Kayleigh Patrick-
Lambert (Nigel) of Warren; four 
great-grandchildren, Dominic 
duMarie of Austintown, Alexis 
Deiley of PA, Alyssa duMarie of 
Liberty and Mathew duMarie of 
Brookfield, along with two great-
great grandchildren, Ivory and Ariel 
and one brother, Bob and several 
nieces and nephews. The family 
would like to thank Dr. Diana, Dr. 
Fitzpatrick and also Hospice of the 
Valley for their outstanding 
assistance and support throughout 
his illness. There will be a 
Celebration of Life gathering at his 
home, 654 Hazel Street, Girard, 
Saturday February 13th from 2:00 
pm until 6:00 pm.





Obituary
Robert Trego Wright, age 96, 
passed away Sunday, January 31, 
2021 , at St Elizabeth Hospital, 
Youngstown Ohio. 
Robert was born June 29, 1924 in 
Burlington, New Jersey to Mary 
Frances Trego Wright and Hobart I. 
Wright. The family moved to 
Riverton, New Jersey, where they 
lived and where Bob attended 
school. Bob left high school to join 
the Navy, January 1943, serving in 
both the American and Pacific 
Theaters as a SeaBee, exemplifying 
both the patriotism and sacrifice of 
young men to serve their nation in 
World War II. 
Returning home in January 1946, 
he married Nancy Jane Wolfe on 
March 16, 1946 in Riverton, New 
Jersey. Their family grew to include 
Nancy (William) Deal of Canfield, 
Ohio; James (Linda) Wright of 
Atco, New Jersey; Donna (David, 
deceased) Orlof , of Virginia Beach, 
Virginia; and Barbara (Richard) 
Schleher, of Lawrenceville, New 
Jersey. 
Bob also leaves grandchildren, 
Alyssa (Michael0 Deal- Antoine of 
Chicago, Illinois; Mandi (Jonathan) 
Duran of Macedonia, Ohio; 
Christopher Orlof of Virginia 
Beach, Virginia; Arnie Orlof of 
Richmond, Virginia; and Kate 
(Daniel) Hurrey of Hamilton, New 
Jersey. 
Although Bob enjoyed every visit 
with his children and grandchildren, 
he especially Enjoyed being a 
Great-grandfather to Ryan and 
Lexie Antoine of Chicago; and to 
his youngest great-granddaughter, 
Skylar of Macedonia Ohio, who 
always made him laugh. 
Bob drove a truck delivering U.S. 
Pipe for 35 years on the east coast, 
meeting many fellow drivers, 
before retiring in 1986. 
After vacationing on Sanibel Island 
for many years, Bob and Nancy 
retired to Florida, living in Cape 
Coral and Later N. Fort Meyers so 
they could be close to Sanibel and 
its Beautiful beaches. There he 
enjoyed fishing, shelling, and 
spending time with family and 
friends. 
Bob and Nancy celebrated 57 years 
of marriage, with Nancy passing on 
July 8, 2003. 
Having moved north to be closer to 
family, he made his home with his 
daughter Nancy, and her family in 
Canfield, Ohio. In addition to 
family activities, Bob joined the 
Austinwoods Aquatic program at 
the Ursuline Center. He was a proud 
long time member, making many 
wonderful friends. He rarely missed 
a day at the pool and thoroughly 
enjoyed the special events, birthday 
celebrations, breakfast meetings 
and the Christmas dinners. 
In 2001 the Florida Department of 
Education recognized the many 
aging World War II veterans who 
left school, friends and family to 
serve their country. It awarded Bob 
with a high school diploma, which 
he was extraordinarily proud to 
receive. 
In addition to his parents and his 
wife Nancy, Bob was preceded in 
death by his son-in-law David C. 
Orlof, niece Susan Lynn Snyder and 
cousin and dear friend Lois Haines 
Snyder, and her husband John M. 
Snyder. 
We will miss his wry sense of 
humor and stories of his life, his 
love of Jeopardy and Ice Hockey. 
Due to Covid, there will be no 
calling hours or services at this 
time. A Celebration of Life will be 
held at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made in 
Robert’s name, to Second Harvest 
Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road 
Youngstown, Ohio 44509





Obituary
SALEM - Lois Swetye, 89, died 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. 
She was born September 27, 1931 
in Salem, daughter of the late Frank 
and Lela (Hoopes) Steer.

Lois was a 1949 graduate of 
Leetonia High School. She worked 
at Mustang Products as a material 
handler, and the Salem City 
Hospital. Lois was a member of the 
Damascus Friends Church

Her husband, Ernest Swetye whom 
she married August 24, 1957 
preceded her in death in 1981.

Survivors include a daughter, 
Denise Zepernick of Salem; son, 
Jay (Karen) Swetye of Salem; 
sisters, Wilda Shandle of Nevada 
and Elizabeth Workman of Vienna; 
brothers, Gerald Steer and Kenneth 
Steer both of Damascus; five 
grandchildren and ten great 
grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a 
brother, Melvin Steer.

A Celebration of Lois’ life will be 
held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 
6, 2021 at Damascus Friends 
Church in Damascus. Please adhere 
to social distancing and bring your 
own mask.

Share your respects and memories 
with the family with a recorded 
video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virt
ualhugs.

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

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





OBITUARY
Ada May Mull, age 84, of Alliance 
passed away at home on February 
6, 2021.

She was born on April 30, 1936 in 
Girta, WV to Charles Monroe and 
Bessie May (Null) Jenkins.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughters, Crystal Ritch and 
Paula Barker; her six grandchildren; 
eight great-grandchildren; and two 
sisters.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; two brothers; and three 
sisters.

No funeral services will be held per 
her wishes.

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





Obituary
Jeremiah James Kennedy 39, of 
Salem, died at 3:18 AM Friday, 
February 5, 2021, due to a sudden 
illness in the emergency room of 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on December 7, 1981, 
in Salem, the son of Wade Forrest 
Kennedy and Julie Ann (Allmon) 
Kennedy Williams.

He has been living in Salem, but 
previously has lived in Kensington, 
Dungannon, Newton Falls and 
Berlin Center. He was last 
employed doing repair work on oil 
wells.

Jeremiah fought a rough road thru 
out life. He had turned his life 
around to better himself. He had 
attended United Local Schools, 
obtained diesel mechanics training 
and was the owner/operator of 
Kennedy Locksmithing.

In addition to his mother and step 
father Roland Williams of Berlin 
center and his father and step 
mother Debbie Kennedy of Florida, 
his children: Jacob Williams, David 
and Synthia Kennedy and Macy 
Greathouse, siblings: Joshua 
(Emily) Kennedy, Step brother 
Cody Williams and step sister 
Heather Williams as well as nieces 
and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 
grandparents: Lowell and Myrna 
Kennedy, James Allmon, Mary Jo 
Moore and Aunt Justina 
Greenawalt.

There will be no public services or 
visitation held. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the care of the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen and 
Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

The family has asked that donations 
be made to the funeral home to help 
with the expenses. Mail to P.O Box 
113, Salem, Ohio 44460-0113.





OBITUARY
  Virginia Saffell McCready of 
Alliance, Ohio, devoted wife, 
extraordinary mother, independent, 
cheerful and high-spirited life 
participant, passed away from 
natural causes at the age of 96, in 
Sebring, Ohio on February 4, 2021. 
She was a godsend and a blessing to 
many people throughout her 
lifetime.

 Virginia (Jini) was born on March 
2, 1924 on Sidewood Farm, north 
of Homeworth, Ohio. She was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Ross Byron McCready (1979), her 
parents Byron Edgar Saffell (born 
North Georgetown, Ohio) and 
Isabel Anderson Saffell (born 
Bolivar, Missouri), and her 
esteemed brother Dr. John Edgar 
Saffell (Helen Weaver) of 
Homeworth, Ohio.

  Jini attended the Alliance Public 
Schools. Her father, Byron, was 
school principal and they drove 
from the family farm in Homeworth 
to Alliance in all kinds of weather 
on unpaved roads. She graduated in 
1942 and was awarded “The 
Outstanding Senior” and delivered 
her “senior theme” at the high 
school commencement. She 
attended the University of Mount 
Union in Alliance, graduating 1946, 
the school’s Centennial Class. She 
was active with the Tri Delta 
Sorority and was the Treasurer for 
the Mount Union Football Stadium. 
Jini majored in Economics and was 
honored with “The Economics 
Prize” at her college 
commencement.

  Jini and Ross Byron McCready 
were married on July 2, 1949 after 
Ross returned from his service with 
the United States Army as a 
paratrooper in the Los Banos Prison 
Liberation with the 11th Airborne. 
Ross was decorated with a Purple 
Heart and a Bronze Medal and 
subsequently graduated from Yale 
University with a major in 
mechanical engineering. Jini was a 
silent weapon behind Ross’s 
entrepreneurial engineering 
ventures. Ross, along with Klaus 
Forster, established The Kerma 
Corporation. Kerma designed and 
patented cranes for domestic and 
international firms and was 
subsequently purchased by its 
competitor, The Alliance Machine 
Company. Ross, along with 
coinvestors from Northeast Ohio, 
founded Valley Forge Inc. in Salem, 
Ohio, a cold-forging operation for 
the U.S. transportation industry, 
where, in addition to being a co-
owner, he was also President. At the 
passing of Ross at the age of 55, 
Jini became occupied with the trust 
department of United Bank on the 
square in Alliance. She continued to 
be very active with the Delta Nu 
chapter of Delta Delta Delta and 
was treasurer of the alumni group. 
For countless years she served on 
the Altar Guild at Trinity Episcopal 
Church.

  Jini was very active with the 
Alliance Women’s Club, the 
Alliance Republicans Club, the 
YWCA, the Coterie Society, the 
Alliance Historical Commission, 
the Alliance Community Hospital 
Auxiliary, and the University of 
Mount Union Alumni Association. 
She was a lifelong member of The 
Alliance Country Club. She lived 
many years independently at 
Copeland Oaks and relished her 
time there with the beautiful 
grounds and setting, and their 
terrific staff. Jini had joy, laughter, 
lots of friends and parties and 
dancing, and watched too many 
professional golf tournaments to 
count, all with her good friend 
Robert Gempler, (daughter Amy 
Novogratz).

  She is survived by her three 
children John Byron McCready 
(Christine), James Ross McCready 
(Shari), both of Alliance, Ohio, and 
Mary Ann McCready (Jos. D. 
Pickslay Cheek, Jr.) of Nashville, 
Tennessee. She also leaves behind 
her grandchildren Chelsea 
McCready of Nashville, Anthony 
James McCready (Kaitlin) of 
Lakewood, Ohio, Dominique 
McCready of Alliance, Ohio, Alec 
Walker of Chicago, and great 
granddaughter Adele Lorraine 
McCready of Lakewood, Ohio.

 Jini had many adventurous travel 
experiences. Jini and Ross flew 
their single engine airplane to 
Eleuthera, Aruba, Andros, Man-o-
War, the Exumas, Nassau, and 
Grand Bahama Island where they 
were early land investors. She 
enjoyed trips to Sarasota, Austria, 
France, Switzerland, Morocco, 
Alaska, British Columbia, Niagara 
Falls, New Orleans, among them. 
She so enjoyed her innumerable 
visits to Nashville with her daughter 
and Roy Wunsch and made many 
friends and met talented music 
artists. Jini was warm, welcoming 
and made friends with everyone she 
met. The McCreadys are beholden 
to Dr. Richard Shivers for his 
steadfast compassion, generosity, 
and benevolence.

  The family requests no flowers. 
Memorial donations may be made 
to The University of Mount Union 
for the benefit of McCready Hall, 
c/o 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, 
Ohio, 44601, or to Trinity 
Episcopal Church at 1200 South 
Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio, 
44601.

  A private service will be held 
graveside at the McCready 
Cemetery in Leetonia, Ohio. Thank 
you to John Christian and 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Services in Alliance for your grace 
and professionalism.

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





OBITUARY
George Perry Nickell, 78, a lifelong 
resident of Hanoverton, passed 
away January 30, 2021, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center following 
his battle with COVID-19.

George, born December 21, 1942, 
in Louisa, Kentucky, was the son of 
late Nelli Prince and Carl Nickell.

George was a graduate of Beaver 
Local High School. He was 
employed with the International 
Union of Operating Engineers #66, 
where he worked as a Heavy 
Equipment Operator. He was a 
member of the Eagles Club in 
Lisbon, Ohio. He enjoyed working 
in his garage, his garden, and 
keeping busy around the house. He 
also enjoyed spending his days with 
the love of his life, Deborah 
Seidner.

He is survived by his companion of 
27 years, Deborah Seidner, as well 
as her daughter Tracy Seidner and 
son Jeff Seidner. He is also survived 
by his children Duane Nickell, Jeff 
Nickell, Michelle Fransworth, Eric 
Nickell, and Evan Nickell. He also 
leaves behind many grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren to cherish 
his memory. He will also be 
remembered by his friends Dallas 
Glover, Ken Brown, and the many 
others who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, Carl Perry Nickell, Nelli 
Prince Taylor.

No memorial service will be held at 
this time per his wishes.

Care was entrusted to Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services of Salem, 
OH.





Obituary
Gilbert A. Reiman, age 85, passed 
into his eternal home with the Lord, 
on February 4, 2021. Through 
declining health near the end of his 
life, Gib was lovingly cared for by 
his wife Patricia, his adult children 
and the staff of Aultman Hospice 
and the Compassionate Care Center.

Gib grew up in Canton, Ohio, with 
his parents and siblings. He 
graduated from Canton McKinley 
High School, where he excelled in 
music while playing in the drum 
corp. Gib enjoyed playing cards, 
singing in the church choir, 
barbershop quartet, and making 
music harmony with his brother and 
sisters. He was a member of Martin 
Luther and Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Churches and is currently a member 
of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 
Gib developed a passion and talent 
for bowling at a young age which 
later led to his induction into the 
Greater Canton Amateur Bowling 
Hall of Fame. He became a skilled 
sheet metal craftsman and installer 
for RJ Breining and Sons Sheet 
Metal and worked there until his 
retirement. He enjoyed the pleasure 
of singing in his church choirs and 
with the Hall of Fame Barbershop 
Chorus.

Married 60 years to his beloved 
wife Patricia, whom he 
coincidentally met while bowling. 
Together they created and raised a 
big, beautiful family of 9 children 
in Louisville, Ohio. Blessed are we 
that call him Dad, who received his 
support with our music lessons, 
school activities and sports. As 
busy as life was, Dad made sure we 
attended church regularly and found 
time to coach our Louisville YMCA 
swim team. Dad loved the outdoors, 
golfing, family camping and 
fishing. In his retirement years, he 
“wintered” in Florida with Mom 
where they enjoyed park life 
activities, games, and cruise travel 
with dear friends from across the 
country. Dad had a special gift of 
making beautiful wood crafts and 
has gifted us with beautiful guitars 
and wood art that he enjoyed 
creating in his Florida workshop. 
His greatest pride and joy was 
watching his children raise their 
families. Gib was a dedicated and 
loving husband, father, brother, 
friend, and proud Papa.

Gilbert is survived by his wife 
Patricia (Grimm), their children and 
spouses: Kelly (Dennis) Royer, Jodi 
(Marty) Constantine, Michael 
(Wendy) Reiman, Tricia (Scott) 
Louden, Holly (V. Robert) Colón, 
Jamie Reiman, Wendy (Greg) 
Seemann, Charles (Kristen) 
Reiman, Marlee Jo Reiman, and 
their families. Papa Gib would tell 
you that he has been blessed 
immeasurably to have shared life 
with his large family, now at 24 
grandchildren, 10 great-
grandchildren and still growing. His 
presence in our lives will be greatly 
missed.

Gilbert is also survived by his 
sisters, Beverly Girard, Janet 
Whitacre, sister-in-law Mary Lou 
Reiman and brother-in-law Robert 
Grimm as well as numerous 
cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Gilbert is preceded in death by his 
parents, Charles and Margaret 
(Eakin) Reiman, brothers, Eugene 
and Charles, and his sisters, 
Marilyn, Patricia Breining and 
Susan Summer.  

Our family would like to thank the 
staff of Aultman Hospice, Palliative 
Care and the Aultman 
Compassionate Care Center for 
their support and loving care. A 
private family celebration of life is 
being planned for a future date. In 
lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made in 
Gilbert’s name to, Aultman Hospice 
and Compassionate Care Center, 
2821 Woodlawn Avenue, Canton, 
Ohio 44708,  
https://aultmanfoundation.org/home
/giving/choose-your-good/hospice

Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

                                                                
Stier-Israel 





Obituary
Harry T. Oyer, age 66, of Minerva, 
OH passed away Friday, February 
5, 2021. He was born September 
14, 1954 in Paris, OH to the late 
David and Kathleen (Haynam) 
Oyer. Harry was a graduate of 
Minerva High School and he was 
retired from Terry’s Tire in 
Alliance. He is survived by his 
daughter, Aimee (Mark) Leforte, 
his former wife, Margaret Oyer, a 
sister, Nellie (Wayne) Rosenberger, 
brother, David Oyer Jr, two 
grandchildren, Sarah and Cayde 
Leforte and his nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by a 
sister, Kathleen Foster and his 
mother-in-law, Margaret Lesh.

A service and burial are being 
planned for a later date. Online 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral 





Obituary
We are mourning the loss of 
Anthony “Tony” Joseph Sano, 
beloved by family and friends and 
respected by colleagues, who sadly 
passed away on February 1, 2021. 
Anthony leaves behind his lovely 
wife of 34 years, Deborah, and a 
legacy of relationships which 
extend far beyond his life of 59 
years. Those closest to him have 
been touched by his 
companionship, love, and the light 
he brought to their lives. He was 
always eager to use his quick wit 
and humor to bring a smile to 
anyone’s face. His calling and 
greatest joy was to aid someone in 
need whether they were a stranger, 
a friend or a family member. 
Anthony’s volunteer work at the 
church was just as fulfilling to him 
as it was to those he was serving. It 
can truly be said by all who knew 
him that his life was a life well 
lived through his kindness, charity, 
compassion and providing for his 
family and friends. 
Anthony was born April 3, 1961, in 
Anchorage, Alaska, and raised in 
New Brighton, Pennsylvania where 
he graduated from New Brighton 
High School in 1979. He attended 
Slippery Rock University and 
earned a BA degree in Political 
Science and Public Administration 
in 1984, while also was achieving a 
national-ranking as a competitive 
powerlifter. Further, he spent his 
full academic career playing rugby 
and as a member of the Phi Sigma 
Epsilon Fraternity serving as Vice 
President. While completing his 
MBA at Baldwin Wallace 
University in 1993, he excelled in 
the fitness industry becoming a 
General Manager at several 
facilities. 
His greatest career accomplishment 
was fulfilling his lifelong dream of 
becoming an FBI Special Agent in 
1997. His tenure as an FBI agent 
was his ultimate passion. He 
worked in the Detroit field office 
for the first part of his career and 
then transferred to the Cleveland 
field office until his retirement. 
Anthony proudly served his country 
among the brotherhood of law 
enforcement officers, a tribute to his 
values of fidelity, bravery, and 
integrity. Following his retirement 
in 2018, he returned to the FBI as a 
consultant and established Sano 
Consulting Group. 
Life for Anthony was more than a 
series of career achievements. It 
was the desire to pursue excellence 
in every endeavor. The love for and 
from his devoted wife, his 
dedication to and devotion from his 
friends and family, and his 
comradery with work colleagues, 
all bear witness to this pursuit. 
Awaiting Anthony in Heaven with 
open arms are his parents Alberta 
(Curry) and Domenic Sano and 
brother, Michael Sano. Also waiting 
on the Rainbow Bridge for a long-
awaited walk is Lady Liberty 
“Libby” Sano. He leaves behind the 
love of his life, soulmate and best 
friend Dr. Deborah (Kiraly) Sano, 
three siblings, Domenic (Nona) 
Sano, Laurie Sano, and Joseph 
Sano, in-laws Joe (Peggy) Kiraly, 
Donna (Dale) Bricker, Dr. Elizabeth 
Kiraly (Dr. John Hamilton), Joe 
Kiraly, Carolyn (Steve) Kavalec, 
Blaine Bricker, Scott (Tonya) 
Bricker and Dale (Angela) Bricker; 
cherished nieces and nephews Ty, 
Katie, Quintin, Elissa, Travis, 
Meadow, Jacob, Alex, Vivian, 
Lillian, Marley, Leila, Sophie, 
Joshua and Caleb, several great 
nieces and nephews, many cousins, 
aunts and uncles, devoted friends, 
and his fellowship of Law 
Enforcement Officers. 
Family and friends may call on 
Friday, February 12, 2021, from 
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at St. 
Michael Parish, 300 N. Broad 
Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406, 
followed by a 2:00 p.m. Funeral 
Mass. The Funeral Mass can be 
viewed live online at two locations: 
St. Michael Parish Canfield 
Facebook page or WFMJ.com 
community pull down menu; Faith 
Services for Anthony Sano. In lieu 
of flowers, please consider making 
a donation to St. Michael Parish or 
The Rescue Mission of the 
Mahoning Valley. 
We will miss Anthony every day, 
and every day will have a part of it 
missing without him. It broke our 
hearts to lose you, but you did not 
go alone, for part of us went with 
you, when God called you home. 
Family and friends may view this 
obituary and offer their condolences 
at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Martin L. Walter Sr., 89, of 
Austintown, passed away 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 
home, with his family by his side. 
Born January 24, 1932 in 
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, he 
was the son of Samuel and Anna 
(Leaper) Walter. 
Martin served his country in the 
United States Army. Prior to 
retirement, he worked as a 
Custodian for General Motors. He 
enjoyed feeding his birds, singing, 
and spending time with friends and 
family; especially his children and 
grandchildren. 
Martin leaves to cherish his 
memory, his wife, the former Joann 
Dolan, whom he married November 
5, 1955; his two sons Martin Walter 
Jr. and Darl (Oley) Walter; and his 
grandchildren Matthew Walter and 
Jessica Walter. 
Private services were held and 
Martin was laid to rest at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens. To share 
thoughts of sympathy with the 
family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Columbiana-Esther Jean 
(Householder) Tucker, 96, went 
home to be with her Lord on 
February 2, 2021 at Mercy Health 
Hospital, Youngstown after hip 
surgery.  Her daughter, Kathy, was 
privileged to be by her side, singing 
songs that will be sung at her home-
going celebration at Jerusalem 
Lutheran Church, Columbiana on 
Saturday, February 27that 11:00 
AM.  Friends may call at 10:00 AM 
prior to the service at the church.

Esther was born to Marie and C. 
Blair Householder March 19, 1924 
in Columbiana.  She graduated 
from Columbiana High School in 
1942.  Since 1932, most of Esther’s 
life was lived in Columbiana.  
Esther married Robert Tucker on 
May 3, 1947. She was a secretary at 
both the Columbiana Foundry for 7 
years and NRM for 23 years 

Esther was very active for years in 
the “Crop Walk” and in many 
positions at Jerusalem Lutheran 
Church Women (JLCW) which 
included, Chairman of Lutheran 
World Relief, and Funeral Dinner 
Chairman. She also enjoyed her 
many years of clown ministry. For 
her love of flowers Esther worked 
tirelessly in the Peace Garden, sang 
in the Adult Choir and was a 
member of the Bell Choir.

For Esther’s 95th birthday, her 
bucket list was fulfilled on a trip to 
Chicago; I-FLY’ing (indoor 
skydiving), room service and a 
flower show.  Prior to her surgery, 
she lived at home.

Esther’s husband, Robert preceded 
her in death on April 26,1989 and 
her son, Willard, on August 25, 
2017.  She is survived by her 
daughter, Kathy (Phillip) Dyer and 
daughters-in-law, Vicki Tucker and 
Jamie Tucker.  Leanne Corbi is her 
only living sister-in-law.  She leaves 
five grandchildren, Jamie (Kevin) 
McLaughlin, Benjamin (Becky) 
Sheppard, Jessica (Dave) Groh, 
Angie (JD) Mackall, and Amanda 
(Earl) Bell and seven great 
grandchildren.

Esther was deeply loved by 
everyone who knew her.  She never 
had an unkind word to say about 
anyone and always forgave, no 
matter how bad she was hurt.  
Esther was a blessing and an 
inspiration, at 97 sending birthday 
and Christmas cards to over 60 
friends and relatives each year.  
Esther was truly filled with God’s 
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, 
gentleness and goodness.  She was 
a faithful friend and will be greatly 
missed.

Esther would like to acknowledge 
her wonderful neighbors who 
checked on her, brought her mail 
every day, mowed her lawn and 
were there to help in a moments’ 
notice.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Jerusalem Lutheran Peace 
Garden.

Arrangements were made thru the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

Condolences from friends and 
family may be posted at 
www.familycareservices.com





Obituary
SALEM - Earl “Pete” Crowl, 83, of 
Salem, passed away Thursday, 
February 4, 2021 at Salem 
Community Hospital after a battle 
with pneumonia.

Pete is survived by his wife of 60 
years, Mildred (Sally) Crowl; 
daughters, Penny (Mike) Rone, 
Peggy (David) Hales; sons, Danny 
(Sara) Crowl and Donny (Nicki) 
Crowl; grandchildren, Sam (Nicole) 
Mathias, Dana Mathias, Jessica 
Bates, Justin Crowl, and 
MacKenzie Crowl; great-
grandchildren Skylar Mathias, 
Hunter Bates, and Gracie Faulkner; 
brother, Dale “Jake” (Marie) Crowl; 
sisters, Susan (Jim) Steevers and 
JoAnn Ludt.

Pete was preceded in death by his 
parents, Thomas and Pauline 
(Clark) Crowl; his brothers, Donald 
Clark and Thomas “Sonny” Crowl.

Born in Rogers, Ohio, Pete was a 
lifetime area resident and member 
of the Ohio Percheron Association 
and the Northern Ohio Draft Pony 
Association.  He was a loving 
husband, father, grandfather, great-
grandfather, brother, and friend.  
Pete was known for his calm, laid 
back personality, but was an expert 
at being stern when training the 
ponies and was playful and goofy 
with his friends and family!  Pete 
enjoyed working the ponies on the 
farm and attending county fairs to 
watch his family show the hitch 
ponies and watch horse pulls. Pete 
loved spending time with his 
family, laughing and causing 
trouble with his great-
grandchildren, attending sales, and 
of course, always kept busy around 
the farm. 

Pete attended New Waterford High 
School and served in the US Army 
in Germany.  Following his service 
in the Army, Pete returned home 
and worked as a bus driver for 
United Local Schools, retiring in 
2000. 

There will be a graveside service 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:30 
p.m. at Franklin Square Cemetery, 
open to whomever would like to 
attend.

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





Obituary
Negley - Roy O. Moffett Sr., 76, of 
Negley, passed away on 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his 
home.

Roy was born on May 25, 1944 in 
East Liverpool, son of the late 
James and Inez Mays Moffett.

Roy had worked for the former 
Crucible Steel Plant in Midland, 
PA. He loved farming and 
especially spending time with his 
children and grandchildren.

His wife, the former Gloria Louise 
Watkins, whom he married on 
November 7, 1963, preceded him in 
death on, December 10, 2018.

Roy is survived by his three 
daughters, Gloria (Brian) Brooks of 
East Liverpool, Pamela (John) 
Melott of Homosassa, FL, Teresa 
Lester of Lisbon; three sons, 
Richard (Janice) Moffett of East 
Palestine, Roy O. (Martha) Moffett, 
II of East Liverpool, Shelby 
(Melissa) Moffett of Negley; two 
sisters, Florence Matheny of Salem, 
Candace (Terry) Clevenger of 
Negley; fifteen grandchildren and 
30 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
great grandson, Austin Jacob Piper; 
a brother, James Moffett; and two 
sisters, Myrtle Jones and Cynthia 
Moffett.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 1:00 
pm - 3:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Private Funeral Services will be 
held for the family with Pastor Ken 
Sevacko officiating.

Burial will take place at Crest 
Haven Memorial Gardens.

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





Obituary
Catherine “Cathy” E. Hamrock, 77, 
of Austintown passed away 
peacefully Thursday, February 4th 
at the Hospice House. 
Cathy was born March 21, 1943 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of 
the late Anthony and Dorothy 
(Marshall) Cavucci. 
Cathy was a member of Immaculate 
Heart of Mary in Austintown. She 
spent many years taking care of 
others as a Home Health Care 
provider. Taking care and loving 
others all her life is what made her 
the special woman that everyone 
loved and cherished. 
Cathy enjoyed ceramics, bowling, 
cooking, but most of all she loved 
spending time with her husband of 
60 years and all her children, 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. 
She leaves behind and will be sadly 
missed by her husband, Robert J. 
Hamrock Sr.; her children, Dorothy 
Workman, Kim (Bob) Suchora, 
Robert J. (Carla) Hamrock Jr., 
Rhonda (Dave) Wilhelm, and 
Melissa (Vince) Fiore; and 11 
grandchildren and 5 great 
grandchildren. 
Cathy’s heartache is now at rest, as 
she is once again reunited with her 
daughter, Lisa Mumford, who sadly 
preceded her in death. As she 
crosses the gates of Heaven, Lisa 
was there to take her hand. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Tuesday, February 9, 
2021, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held immediately following at 1:00 
PM at the funeral home. Due to 
COVID guidelines, masks and 
social distancing are required. The 
family would like to express their 
appreciation to Hospice of the 
Valley for their compassionate care 
of Cathy.





Obituary
Oliver F. Conn, 82, of Austintown, 
passed away Wednesday, 
surrounded by his family, at his 
Austintown home. 
Born December 22, 1938 in 
Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania, he was the 
son of Frank and Anna (Myers) 
Conn. 
Oliver served his country in the 
United States Air Force. Prior to 
retirement he worked at General 
Motors. Oliver was a member of 
Smith’s Corner Church. He enjoyed 
working the “pancake breakfast,” 
eating at Charley’s with his friends 
and tinkering in his garage. 
Oliver leaves to cherish his 
memory, his wife, the former Joyce 
Ann (VanDyke); his children Larry 
(Christy) Conn, Joann (John) 
Griffiths, Donna (Mark) Duval; his 
brother James (Drenda) Conn; his 
sister Martha Smith; his 
grandchildren Kayla (Brian) Cook, 
Samantha (Justin) Willard, Heather 
Dezarn, Bryan Griffiths, Sean 
Griffiths, Mitchel Duval, Nathaniel 
Duval, Andrew Duval, Ethan 
Duval, and Maegan Duval; and his 
great great grandsons Mason and 
Owen Dezarn. 
Private services were held and 
Oliver was laid to rest at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens. There 
will be a memorial at a future date.










Obituary
John Grant Walter (Jack), age 88 of 
Canfield, Ohio passed away on 
February 1, 2021 with his wife by 
his side, both residents of Hampton 
Woods, Poland, Ohio. Mr. Walter 
was born May 16, 1932 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the 
late John S. Walter and Myrtle 
Elkins Walter. Jack married the love 
of his life Geraldine (Gerry) Evans 
Walter June 1954 in Youngstown, 
Ohio. Jack served in the US Army 
8th Infantry 1955-1957 as a 
Quartermaster in Europe. Jack 
received his Business Degree from 
Youngstown State University. Jack 
worked for multiple steel 
companies including Youngstown 
Sheet and Tube, United States Steel, 
Jones and Laughlin Steel, LTV 
Corporation and Warren 
Consolidated Industries. Jack was 
proud of his lobbying efforts in 
support of environmental 
protection. Jack retired from 
Warren Consolidated Industries as 
Director of Advertising and Public 
Relations on March 1, 1998. He 
continued to work from home on a 
consulting basis until 2004. Jack 
was a board member and/or 
affiliated with many organizations 
including the American Iron and 
Steel Institute, Public Relations 
Society of America, Ohio Chamber 
of Commerce, Ohio Steel 
Development Commission, 
Mahoning Valley Economic 
Development Corporation, Better 
Business Bureau, Youngstown 
Symphony Society, The Butler 
Institute of American Art, Easter 
Seals Society of Mahoning Valley, 
Tippecanoe Country Club and the 
Youngtown State University 
Alumni Association. Jack was a 
family man who always put 
everyone before himself. He was a 
huge influence in all of his families 
lives. His unconditional love for 
everyone was never absent. He was 
a leader in every roll he filled, 
personally and professionally. Jack 
was very dedicated to his faith and 
was a member of Boardman United 
Methodist Church where he 
attended traditional services every 
Sunday with his wife Gerry. Jack is 
survived by his wife Gerry, his 
daughters Judy (Dave) Whitmer of 
Stephens City, Virginia, Barb 
(Dave) Coy of Poland, Ohio and Jill 
(Mickey) Frommelt of Boardman, 
Ohio. Grandchildren Jessica (Chris) 
Stiel of Columbus, Ohio. Lauren 
(Adam) Kepner of Macedonia, 
Ohio, Jared Coy of Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, Tyler Whitmer of 
Stephens City, Virginia. Courtney, 
Carly and Kyle Frommelt of 
Boardman, Ohio. Great 
grandchildren Cameron, Connor, 
Emmy and Riley Stiel of 
Columbus, Ohio and Cole and 
Quinn Kepner of Macedonia, Ohio. 
Due to the current Covid-19 health 
crisis, a celebration of Jack’s life 
will be held at a later date, when it 
is safe for family and friends to 
gather again. Memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
Youngstown State University 
foundation care of the Jack Walter 
Family Memorial scholarship.





Obituary
John Grant Walter (Jack), age 88 of 
Canfield, Ohio passed away on 
February 1, 2021 with his wife by 
his side, both residents of Hampton 
Woods, Poland, Ohio. Mr. Walter 
was born May 16, 1932 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the 
late John S. Walter and Myrtle 
Elkins Walter. Jack married the love 
of his life Geraldine (Gerry) Evans 
Walter June 1954 in Youngstown, 
Ohio. Jack served in the US Army 
8th Infantry 1955-1957 as a 
Quartermaster in Europe. Jack 
received his Business Degree from 
Youngstown State University. Jack 
worked for multiple steel 
companies including Youngstown 
Sheet and Tube, United States Steel, 
Jones and Laughlin Steel, LTV 
Corporation and Warren 
Consolidated Industries. Jack was 
proud of his lobbying efforts in 
support of environmental 
protection. Jack retired from 
Warren Consolidated Industries as 
Director of Advertising and Public 
Relations on March 1, 1998. He 
continued to work from home on a 
consulting basis until 2004. Jack 
was a board member and/or 
affiliated with many organizations 
including the American Iron and 
Steel Institute, Public Relations 
Society of America, Ohio Chamber 
of Commerce, Ohio Steel 
Development Commission, 
Mahoning Valley Economic 
Development Corporation, Better 
Business Bureau, Youngstown 
Symphony Society, The Butler 
Institute of American Art, Easter 
Seals Society of Mahoning Valley, 
Tippecanoe Country Club and the 
Youngtown State University 
Alumni Association. Jack was a 
family man who always put 
everyone before himself. He was a 
huge influence in all of his families 
lives. His unconditional love for 
everyone was never absent. He was 
a leader in every roll he filled, 
personally and professionally. Jack 
was very dedicated to his faith and 
was a member of Boardman United 
Methodist Church where he 
attended traditional services every 
Sunday with his wife Gerry. Jack is 
survived by his wife Gerry, his 
daughters Judy (Dave) Whitmer of 
Stephens City, Virginia, Barb 
(Dave) Coy of Poland, Ohio and Jill 
(Mickey) Frommelt of Boardman, 
Ohio. Grandchildren Jessica (Chris) 
Stiel of Columbus, Ohio. Lauren 
(Adam) Kepner of Macedonia, 
Ohio, Jared Coy of Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, Tyler Whitmer of 
Stephens City, Virginia. Courtney, 
Carly and Kyle Frommelt of 
Boardman, Ohio. Great 
grandchildren Cameron, Connor, 
Emmy and Riley Stiel of 
Columbus, Ohio and Cole and 
Quinn Kepner of Macedonia, Ohio. 
Due to the current Covid-19 health 
crisis, a celebration of Jack’s life 
will be held at a later date, when it 
is safe for family and friends to 
gather again. Memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
Youngstown State University 
foundation care of the Jack Walter 
Family Memorial scholarship.





Obituary
Millie Marino Berkenyi passed 
away in her sleep, February 4, 2021 
at Shepherd of the Valley in 
Boardman.
Millie was born in Youngstown, 
Ohio on October 16, 1921, the 
daughter of Rocky E. and 
Marguerite (Churches) Marino. 
She attended Lake Erie College and 
graduated from The Ohio State 
University. 
She was a professional model and 
made various television 
appearances. 
She volunteered at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center as a “Grey Lady” 
continuing this work on her move 
to Akron, Ohio with fundraising for 
Akron Children’s Hospital, the first 
PGA Rubber City Open, Red Cross, 
Symphony, and Akron Art 
Museum. She was an avid reader 
and dancer. While living on Rivo 
Alto Island, Florida, she also 
volunteered at the Miami Heart 
Institute and entered the 
merchandising field where she 
worked with designer shops in Bay 
Harbor Island, Florida. 
Upon her return to her native 
Youngstown, she became the head 
of the Forecast department at 
Southern Park Mall. She worked in 
real estate for a short time with 
StanJim Homes. 
Millie became a licensed 
cemeterian with Green Haven 
Memorial Gardens in Canfield. For 
5 years, she worked at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park in Hermitage, 
Pennsylvania. She finished her 
career at Green Haven, where she 
attained many sales awards and 
completed 30 years as a cemeterian. 
She was a kind and generous 
person, who was always willing to 
lend a helping hand to all who 
needed it. Millie’s number one 
accomplishment was being a 
devoted, loving, and caring mother. 
She will be eternally loved and 
missed by her four children: 
Corinne Valley of Boardman; 
Marguerite (James) Marsden of 
Raleigh, NC; Gregory (Jeanne) 
Stenglein of Struthers; Scott 
(Maureen) Stenglein of Austintown; 
two step-children: Alan (Susie) 
Berkenyi of Austintown; and Linda 
(Jim) Zell of Charlotte, NC; seven 
grandchildren: Shannon Stenglein, 
Stephen Stenglein, Shelly 
Stenglein, Brendan Stenglein, Vicki 
Thomas, Thomas Valley, Lisa 
Shafer Newton, and Scott Shafer; 
four great-grandchildren: Gina 
Thomas, Isabella Newton, Jade 
Valley, and Shane Valley; as well as 
two nieces: Linda Marino and 
Darlene Kenny; and two nephews: 
Robert Marino of Santa Rosa, CA 
and Mark Marino of Youngstown, 
Ohio. 
She also leaves two dear friends: 
Mary Willmitch of Austintown, OH 
and Joan Marino of Columbus, OH. 
She was preceded in death by her 
beloved husband, Alex Berkenyi, 
whom she married on August 16, 
1980, and who passed away on May 
18, 1998; her first husband, Edward 
Stenglein: her parents; two 
brothers: Ross Marino and Paul A. 
Marino; and one niece Cynthia 
Marino. 
Private services will be held at St. 
Joseph’s and entombment will take 
place at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens, Canfield, OH. The family 
would like to thank Shepherd of the 
Valley for their kindness and 
compassionate care of Millie. 
Family and friends may view this 
obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
CANFIELD – Warren P. Freed, 92, 
passed away February 4, at 
Shepherd of the Valley in Liberty. 
He was born March 6, 1928 in 
Canfield, the son of the late Warren 
and Anna (Spencer) Freed. He was 
a 1946 graduate of Canfield High 
School where he enjoyed playing 
sports and was captain and 
quarterback of the football team. He 
served in the United States Marine 
Corp. for two years as a flight radio 
operator. Warren was a graduate of 
Youngstown College and became a 
member of the American Institute 
of Certified Public Accountants and 
the Ohio Society of CPA’s. He 
worked for Youngstown Sheet & 
Tube Company for 23 years being 
appointed as Assistant Treasurer 
and then became owner, President 
of Mahoning Culvert 
Company/Youngstown Steel & 
Alloy Corp. in Canfield. 
He served his community as a 
financial campaign leader for 
numerous fundraising campaigns 
including the YMCA, the 
Youngstown Playhouse and the 
Mahoning County American 
Cancer Society. He was a past 
president of the Boardman School 
Board of Education. While in the 
Valley he was a member of 
Boardman United Methodist 
Church serving on their finance 
committee. 
Upon moving to Florida, he owned 
and operated Save the Moment Co., 
in Sebring, FL and was a member 
of Sebring United Methodist 
Church. 
He is survived by his daughter, 
Shirley (John) Matula of Canfield, 
his son Warren “Chip” (Terri) 
Freed, Jr. of Pepper Pike, OH. Son- 
in- law, William Pastor of Canfield; 
seven grandchildren, 
Dr. Will (Sheila) Freed-Pastor of 
Medford, MA, Dr. Dan (Cassandra) 
Freed-Pastor of Charlottesville, VA, 
Shannon (Chad) Baker of Avon, 
OH, Melissa Matula of Canfield, 
Tiana Freed of Cleveland, Perry 
(Alex) Freed of Cleveland and 
Matthew Freed of Cleveland, and 
five great grandchildren. 
Besides his parents and wife Phyllis 
Freed he was preceded in death by 
his daughter, Marilynne Freed; a 
sister and brother. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be sent to Second 
Harvest Food Bank of the 
Mahoning Valley, 2805 Salts 
Springs Road, Youngstown 44509 
Due to the Covid-19 virus the 
family will hold a private service.





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Obituary
Roger Summers, age 86, of 
Alliance passed away at Akron City 
Hospital on January 29, 2021.

He was born on October 30, 1934 
in North Georgetown to Hazen and 
Pearl (Zyrd) Summers.

A 1953 graduate of Alliance High 
School, Roger worked for many 
years as a mechanical engineer for 
Morgan Engineering and 
Bridgestone/Firestone and was a 
member of Aldersgate United 
Methodist Church.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are children, Cindy Case, Brenda 
(Lyndin) Merrick, Linda (Robert) 
Stevens and Steve (Catherine) 
Summers; five grandchildren; and 
two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; his wife, Janet; three 
brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held February 12 at 
noon at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home and live streamed on 
our website with Rev. Kyle Gould 
officiating.  Friends may call one 
hour prior to the service.  Private 
interment will be at Marlboro 
Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Judith Kagey, age 79 of Louisville, 
OH, passed away on February 4, 
2021.  She is preceded in death by 
her parents, Pete and Martha Bleta.  
Judy is survived by her husband of 
58 years, Joel Kagey; children, Jodi 
(Todd) Van Zant and Shane Kagey; 
also, the loves of her life her 
grandchildren, Paige (Luke) 
Schmidt, Kassidy Kagey, Gavin and 
Fallon Van Zant and her sister, 
Carole Graening.  Per Judy's wishes 
no calling hours will be held and a 
private family service will be held 
to honor her life.  Online 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                                
Stier-Israel 





Obituary
Modena F. Duckworth, age 89, of 
Alliance passed away at Altercare 
of Alliance on February 3, 2021.

She was born on September 30, 
1931 in Fairfield County to John E. 
and Grace (Finley) Chapman.

Modena was a 1951 graduate of 
Hannah High school in Milton, 
West Virginia. She enjoyed needle 
work, reading the bible and 
spending time in her yard, but most 
of all she enjoyed spending time 
with her grandchildren. Modena 
was a member of Turning Point 
Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her sons, John H. Duckworth, 
Jerry E. (Tina) Duckworth and 
James W. (Jennifer) Duckworth; 
five grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bonnie 
Chapman; sister, Lois Duncan; and 
many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Max E. 
Duckworth, whom she married on 
April 3, 1954 and who passed on 
March 5, 1989; brothers, John, Bill 
and Pete Chapman; a sister, Maxine 
Adams; and brother-in-law, Randall 
Duncan.

A funeral service will be held on 
Tuesday, February 9th at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home at 
11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ron Lanham 
officiating. Friends may call one 
hour prior.  

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





Obituary
Zanesville - Steven Lee Martin, 33, 
of Zanesville, passed away 
unexpectedly in Zanesville.

Steven was born on January 15, 
1988 in Salem, son of the late 
Matthew Allen Martin, Sr .and Tina 
Wells Sheely.

Steven was a member of Tru Light 
Ministries.  He volunteered with the 
Salvation Army and his faith was 
important to him. He enjoyed 
hunting, fishing, cooking and 
gardening.

Steven is survived by his parents, 
Kurt and Tina Sheely of 
Columbiana; his daughter, Zoe 
Martin; two brothers, Matthew 
Allen Martin, Jr. of Salem, Ty 
Randall Sheely of Columbiana; a 
sister, Christy Nichole Martin of 
New Waterford; paternal 
grandmother, Louanne Martin of 
Hammondsville; maternal 
grandfather and grandmother, Orrie 
(Beverly) Wells of Lisbon; paternal 
grandfather and grandmother, Jack 
(Joyce) Waggle of Washingtonville; 
several nieces, nephews and 
cousins.

Besides his father he was also 
preceded in death by his paternal 
grandmother, Mary Ann Martin and 
paternal grandfather, Larry Martin, 
Sr.

Private services will be held for the 
family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to a Go 
Fund Me for Zoe Martin c/o 
Matthew Martin.

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





Obituary
DUBLIN, OH - Betty (Mary W.) 
Luce, 92, died Friday, January 29, 
2021.  She was a long-time resident 
of Salem, then Hanoverton, Ohio. 
The last four years she resided at 
the Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in 
Dublin, Ohio. Her beloved husband 
of 49 years, Wally (Wallace S.) 
Luce preceded her in death. She 
was born August 2, 1928.

Betty lived a full and rich life.  She 
was a strong, determined, 
independent, and loving woman.   
She and Wally enjoyed camping 
and traveling the country with 
family and friends and spending 
time as winter Texans.  They were 
initial members of the Salem 
Scampers camping club.  Betty was 
also a 50-year member of the Salem 
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi 
International.  Betty was an 
accomplished cook and baker, 
sewer, knitter, and quilter.  Her 
recipes and handmade gifts are 
treasured by many. She celebrated 
her 80th birthday with a family 
cruise to Alaska.  We know that the 
sadness we now feel due to her 
passing, will eventually be lessened 
by the many wonderful memories 
we have of our lives with her.

She is survived by her daughter, 
Evey (Evelyn) Luce Muniz and 
husband Rick of Houston, TX; son, 
Whit (William Luce) and wife 
Nancy of Dublin, OH; sister, 
Eleanor Harmon of Willoughby, 
OH; grandsons, Kevin Luce and 
wife Jennifer of Louisville, KY and 
Brian Luce of Berea, KY; great-
grandsons, Charlie and Bennett of 
Louisville, KY; and additional 
nieces, nephews, and “bonus” 
family.

Besides her husband, her mother, 
Flora Belle Harmon, her sister, Judy 
Minner also preceded her in death.

A brief visitation will be from 11 
a.m.-12 Noon Saturday, February 
13, 2021 at the First Christian 
Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, 
OH 44460.  Funeral services will 
immediately follow at 12 Noon at 
the church. The family requests that 
everyone prioritize health and 
safety first, adhere to social 
distancing, do not linger, and bring 
your own mask. Burial will be at 
Hope Cemetery.

A recording of the funeral service 
will be available under Betty’s 
obituary following the service at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be 
held at a future date when larger 
gatherings are safe and advisable.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
First Christian Church, 1151 E. 
Sixth St., Salem, OH 44460. 





Obituary
Betty (Bonsall) Sunderman, 86, of 
Columbiana, Ohio passed away 
Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. 
Betty was born in Salem, Ohio the 
daughter of the late Lester and 
Bertha (Ritter) Bonsall. Betty 
married her late husband Raymond 
seventy years ago on February 3, 
1951 they were inseparable in life 
and are now reunited. She enjoyed 
sewing, crocheting, and crafting. 
Betty also loved to travel; she also 
attended Locust Grove Baptist 
church.  Betty was a wonderful 
homemaker, loving wife, mother, 
and grandmother.

 She is survived by her three 
children Raymond (Barbara) 
Sunderman Jr. of Berlin Center, 
Cheryl (Richard) Miller of Kiln, 
Miss., Diana (William Young) 
Reeder of Lisbon, 5 Grandchildren 
Melissa Sunderman, Rebecca 
Johnson, Melissa (Carl) Keenan, 
Angela (James) Krause, Brad 
Reeder, Krista (Dan Wandrey) 
Reeder and 8 great grandchildren. 
 
 Besides her Parents and husband 
Betty was preceded in death by her 
two sisters; Alice Anderson and 
Linda Bates, and a grandson Brian 
Sunderman. Per the Families 
request there will be a memorial 
service at a later date. Friends and 
family may sign the guest register 
and send condolences online at 
Brownfhonline.com. Arrangements 
are entrusted to Brown Funeral 
Home, Salem ,Ohio.





Obituary
Murle L. McLaughlin, 94 

Kaye and Murle McLaughlin of 
Lake Milton died Saturday, January 
23 after a fire swept throught their 
Lake Milton home. Kaye was born 
February 11, 1935 in Marion City, 
PA, a daughter of the late Harry and 
Nellie (Mountain) McKee and came 
to this area as a child. She 
graduated from Jackson Milton 
High School in 1953. Murle was 
born April 28, 1926 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Murle P. and Ruby 
McLaughlin and was a lifelong area 
resident. Murle and Kay spent their 
entire life serving and giving back. 
They were members of the Lake 
Milton Presbyterian Church for 
over 50 years where they helped 
with the foodbank. Murle served in 
the Navy during World War II, 
serving in the Pacific in Iwo Jima 
and Okinawa. He was a founding 
member of the American Legion 
Post #737 of Lake Milton, where 
Kaye was a member of the Ladies 
Auxilliary. They served as honor 
guard for funerals and volunteered 
for many of the Legions activities 
including the fish fries. Murle 
founded the Lake Milton Historical 
Society , would host the Veterans 
Day program at the Jackson Milton 
schools, and Kaye would volunteer 
at the school teaching history and 
also Veteran Day education. Murle 
was also scout master for boy 
scouts for over 50 years. Kaye’s 
brother Jim was a member of that 
troop and that is how Kaye and 
Murle met. They have been married 
for over 60 years and were 
inseparable. They were always 
helping others, and will be greatly 
missed. They leave their son, Murle 
of Lake Milton and five 
grandchildren. Kaye leaves her 
brother,James McKee of 
Austintown. Besides her parents, 
she was preceded in death by a 
sister, Ruth Morris. Murle was 
preceded in death by his parents 
and four brothers, Harold, Kenny, 
Lynn and Edward who was killed in 
World War II. There will be a 
private memorial service for the 
family. There will be a Celebration 
of their Lives service planned for 
the summer.





Obituary
Kaye McLaughlin, 85 

Kaye and Murle McLaughlin of 
Lake Milton died Saturday, January 
23 after a fire swept throught their 
Lake Milton home. Kaye was born 
February 11, 1935 in Marion City, 
PA, a daughter of the late Harry and 
Nellie (Mountain) McKee and came 
to this area as a child. She 
graduated from Jackson Milton 
High School in 1953. Murle was 
born April 28, 1926 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Murle P. and Ruby 
McLaughlin and was a lifelong area 
resident. Murle and Kay spent their 
entire life serving and giving back. 
They were members of the Lake 
Milton Presbyterian Church for 
over 50 years where they helped 
with the foodbank. Murle served in 
the Navy during World War II, 
serving in the Pacific in Iwo Jima 
and Okinawa. He was a founding 
member of the American Legion 
Post #737 of Lake Milton, where 
Kaye was a member of the Ladies 
Auxilliary. They served as honor 
guard for funerals and volunteered 
for many of the Legions activities 
including the fish fries. Murle 
founded the Lake Milton Historical 
Society , would host the Veterans 
Day program at the Jackson Milton 
schools, and Kaye would volunteer 
at the school teaching history and 
also Veteran Day education. Murle 
was also scout master for boy 
scouts for over 50 years. Kaye’s 
brother Jim was a member of that 
troop and that is how Kaye and 
Murle met. They have been married 
for over 60 years and were 
inseparable. They were always 
helping others, and will be greatly 
missed. They leave their son, Murle 
of Lake Milton and five 
grandchildren. Kaye leaves her 
brother,James McKee of 
Austintown. Besides her parents, 
she was preceded in death by a 
sister, Ruth Morris. Murle was 
preceded in death by his parents 
and four brothers, Harold, Kenny, 
Lynn and Edward who was killed in 
World War II. There will be a 
private memorial service for the 
family. There will be a Celebration 
of their Lives service planned for 
the summer.





Obituary
Elizabeth Catey, 86 of Austintown 
died Tuesday evening at her 
residence. Elizabeth was born 
January 24, 1935 in Janesville, WI , 
a daughter of the late Frank and 
Helen (Woodstock) Lehman and 
came to this area in 1966. She had 
been a facility secretary for the 
main offices of Bank One, 
Youngstown for many years, until 
retiring. Elizabeth enjoyed sewing 
and quilting. Her husband, Stacy 
Catey, whom she married February 
8, 1958, died February 4, 1983. She 
leaves three daughters, Deborah 
(Timothy) Koskovics of 
Austintown, Pamela Willmitch of 
Normal, IL, Cynthia Trimble of 
Youngstown; eight grandchildren; 
nine great-grandchildren. Elizabeth 
also leaves a sister,Carol (Kurt) 
Schultes of Janesville, WI. Besides 
her parents and her husband, 
Elizabeth was preceded in death by 
a great-granddaughter. Private 
services will be held for the family. 
She will be interred next to her 
husband at Brunstetter Cemetery.





Obituary
SALEM – Richard “Rick” E. 
Graffius, 63, died Friday, January 
29, 2021 at his home. He was born 
February 26, 1957 in Youngstown, 
Ohio, son of the late Donald and 
Isabel (Gower) Graffius.

Rick greatly loved his family and 
enjoyed spending time with them. 
He found joy in life from listening 
to his “tunes” (music) and tinkering 
with anything mechanical. Rick was 
also an avid Bengals fan.

Survivors include his wife, Terri 
(Falkner) Graffius whom he 
married November 7, 1986; two 
daughters, JoAnn (Joe) Merriman 
of East Liverpool and Jessica 
(William) Graffius of Wellsville; 
two sons, Mathew (Ashley) 
Graffius of Leetonia and Richard P. 
(Jackie) Graffius of Salem; a sister, 
Debbie Douda of Boardman; a 
brother, Dale Graffius of Deerfield; 
three grandchildren Ian, Brittney 
and Catrina.

Besides his parents he was also 
preceded in death by a son, Daniel 
Graffius; two brothers, Mark and 
Donnie Graffius; two sisters, Nancy 
Graffius and Char Peck.

Per Rick’s request, no services will 
be held.

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





Obituary
James E. McClellan, 63, of Sebring 
passed away at home surrounded by 
his family on February 3, 2021. 
James was born on March 26, 1957 
in Salem, Ohio to Donald and 
Deloris (McBride) McClellan. 
James was a carpenter by trade and 
did a little bit of everything. He 
enjoyed sports especially 
basketball. 

James is survived by his mother 
Delores; a sister Teresa Wagner; 
daughter Rachael Summers and 
several nieces and nephews. James 
is preceded in death by his father 
Donald. 

A private family service will be 
held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home with Pastor Marty 
Radcliff officiating. Interment will 
take place at Grandview Cemetery, 
Sebring. You may sign the guest 
register and view the obituary 
online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel,





Obituary
Joseph H.Hahn, Jr, 85 of 
Austintown, died early Sunday 
morning at his residence. Joseph, 
the oldest of ten children, was born 
December 24, 1935 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Joseph H. and 
Virginia (Lamb) Hahn, Sr. and was 
a lifetime area resident. He served 
in the U. S. Navy and had worked 
as an auto transporter for over 30 
years for Teamsters Local #377 
before retiring in 1998. Joseph 
enjoyed going to Nascar races with 
his wife and was an avid bowler, 
belonging to the Senior League at 
Boardman Lanes. His wife, the 
former Betty Lou Hanley, whom he 
married July 2, 1955, died March 
10, 2013. He leaves his daughter, 
Lori (Kirk) Ruse of North Jackson; 
three sons, Kenneth Hahn and 
James Hahn both of Austintown 
and Jeffrey (Beth) Hahn of 
Youngstown; eight grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren. 
Joseph also leaves three sisters, 
Gina (Don) Hoover of DeFuniak 
Springs, FL, Rhoda (Richard) 
Loswego of Riverside, CA, 
Michelle (Junior) Lewis of Rogers, 
OH; five brothers, Thomas (Gloria) 
Hahn of Austintown, Richard 
(Helga) Hahn of NC, Larry (Gail) 
Hahn of AZ, Rodger Hahn and 
Michael (Barb) Hahn both of 
Youngstown. Besides his parents 
and his wife, Joseph was preceded 
in death by a daughter, Jill White; 
and a sister, Dottie Allen. Friends 
may call on Thursday from 
10:00am – 10:45 am at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, 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 after seeing the 
family. Private services will be held 
for the family.





Obituary
Goldie Ann Lavezzare, 64 of 
Diamond died Sunday afternoon at 
St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 
Youngstown after an extended 
illness. Goldie was born May 6, 
1956 in Youngstown, a daughter of 
the late Earl and Helen (Upole) 
Kimmel and was a lifelong area 
resident. She graduated from 
Jackson Milton High School in 
1974 and was manager at the Dairy 
Mart, formerly Lawson for over 30 
years, retiring in 2005. Goldie 
enjoyed fishing, going to garage 
sales and flea markets, but most 
important to Goldie was her family, 
spending time together and special 
family gatherings. She leaves her 
husband, David Lavezzare, whom 
she married in 1987; a son, David 
James Lavezzare of Warren; her 
daughter Rebecca Nicole 
Lavezzare, at home, who lovingly 
cared for her mom. Besides her 
parents, Goldie was preceded in 
death by her brother, Jimmy 
Kimmel. Friends may call on 
Thursday from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm 
at Lane Funeral Homes, 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 after seeing the 
family. Private services will be held 
for the family.





Obituary
Charlotte – Norma Jean Kish, 90, 
passed away Saturday afternoon, 
January 30, 2021 at her home in 
Charlotte, NC. 
Norma was born on October 19, 
1930 in Warren, OH, a daughter of 
the late John and Norma Geddes. 
She was a graduate of Mecca High 
School and worked as a office 
manager at Imperial Nursing Home, 
St. Joseph Hospital, Emergency 
Physician Association, and Dr. 
Joseph Alappatt. She was a Hospice 
volunteer for 11 years. She was a 
member of St. Puis X and Friends 
of Warren Library. She enjoyed 
reading, crocheting, embroidery, 
puzzles, and her flower garden. In 
her final years, she loved the 
Carolinas and visiting the beach 
with her son Charles. 
Norma will be deeply missed by her 
son, Charlie, Gary, Gregory, 
Michael, and Ronald Kish; eight 
grandchildren; 12 great-
grandchildren; two step-
grandchildren; and her sister 
Margaret Jacobs. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her beloved 
husband of 64 years, Charles Kish, 
whom she married on April 15, 
1950 and passed on August 20, 
2014; brother, Richard Geddes; and 
sisters, Vivian Pence and Lillian 
Chapman. 
A private burial will take place at 
All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta 
Township. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





OBITUARY
Ronald G. Knepp, age 64, of 
Alliance passed away from 
complications due to Covid-19 at 
Mercy Medical Center on January 
30, 2021.

He was born on August 24, 1956 in 
Akron, Ohio to Gordon and 
Marjorie (Postlethwait) Knepp.

Ronald graduated from Field High 
School and then from Mount Union 
College, where he was a member of 
the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.  
Ronald got his master’s degree 
from Kent State University and 
gained the knowledge he needed to 
teach at Waterloo Local Schools for 
35 years. Ronald coached varsity 
football, middle school basketball 
and track for many years. He 
attended First Immanuel United 
Church of Christ and was a member 
of their consistory and finance 
boards.  Ronald was also a member 
of the Elks. He enjoyed spending 
summers in Lakeside, Ohio, as well 
as hunting, fishing, golfing and 
traveling.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Lucinda “Cindy” 
(Rudolph) Knepp, whom he 
married December 20, 1980; his 
children, Lee Knepp and Erika 
Knepp; his siblings, Ken (Sally) 
Knepp, Terri (Craig) Tucker and 
Jay (Susan) Knepp; sisters-in-law, 
Chandi Rudolph and Kelly Hartz; 
niece, Samantha Hartz-Rudolph; 
nephews, Jackson Tucker and Greg 
Knepp.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

The family would like to thank the 
staff at Mercy Medical Center for 
their loving care.

Due to Covid-19 a memorial 
service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the United Church of 
Christ Financial Services, 700 
Prospect Ave 6th Floor, Cleveland, 
Ohio 44115 or Mercy Medical 
Center, Mercy Development 
Foundation, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, 
Canton, Ohio 44708 (donations can 
also be made online) or Lakeside 
Heritage Society, 324 West Third 
St, Lakeside, Ohio 43440.

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





Obituary
North Bloomfield - Louise R. 
Soukenik, 91, passed away 
Saturday morning, January 30, 
2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in 
Warren. 
Louise was born on August 6, 1929 
in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of the 
late William and Bonnie (Rivers) 
Morris 
She was a 1947 graduate of North 
Bloomfield High School. Upon 
graduation, she worked at Farmers 
National Bank of Orwell and was 
also employed at Warren Marble 
and Granite before retiring in the 
80’s. 
She was an active member of St. 
Mary’s Catholic Church in Orwell. 
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and 
playing cards. 
Louise will be deeply missed by her 
loving sons, Gregory (Julie) 
Soukenik, David (Terri) Soukenik, 
and Michael (Denise) Soukenik; 
grandchildren, Tristan Rice, 
Jennifer, David, Andrew, Callan, 
and Dane Soukenik; great-
grandchildren, Avery and Brinley 
Rice, and Beau Beitzel; step-
grandchildren, Michael and Amy 
Smith and Timothy Alexander; step 
great-grandson, Trey Smith, brother 
Frank Morris; and sisters Carol 
Behner and Barbara Gloden. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her beloved 
husband of 68 years, Frank J. 
Soukenik; brother Charles Morris; 
and sisters, June Clotz and Gerry 
Miller. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will take 
place on Thursday February 4, 2021 
at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Catholic 
Church located at 103 N. Maple S. 
in Orwell. 
Burial will take place at 
Brownwood Cemetery in 
Bloomfield Township. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
LAKE MILTON- T. Faye 
Humberston, 86, died Monday 
afternoon, January 25, 2021 at her 
residence. She was born March 16, 
1934 in Beach, WV, a daughter of 
Harley F. and Mae (Robinson) 
DeWeese. Faye was a Social 
Worker and then worked in the 
Activities Department at the 
Greenbriar Nursing Home for 34 
years, retiring in 1996. She was a 
graduate of Calhoun County High 
School in West Virginia. One of 
Faye’s greatest passions was her 
service to our American Veterans 
and she served in many capacities 
as a leader in the American Legion 
Auxiliary, Unit 737 in Lake Milton. 
She was also a member of the 8 & 
40, a sister organization of the 
American Legion Auxiliary where 
she proudly served as LePet 
Chapeau. She gave countless hours 
as a volunteer at both the 
Youngstown VA Clinic and the 
Brecksville Veterans Hospital. Faye 
loved to travel and her work with 
the American Legion afforded her 
the opportunity to visit all 50 of the 
United States. Faye’s greatest love 
was her family. She was so proud of 
her children and grandchildren and 
was beloved “Aunt Faye” to dozens 
of nieces and nephews and 
neighborhood “Mama” to many 
young people through the years. 
Her door was always open. Faye 
made a difference in many lives and 
was an example of love and service 
to all. Faye’s first husband, Frank 
C. Creque, Jr., whom she married in 
1955, died in 1973. Her second 
husband, Joseph Humberston, 
whom she married in 1979, died in 
1996. Faye is survived by her 
children, Terry (Judy) Creque, 
Michelle (Rob) Slavens, Doug 
(Wanda) Creque, Denise (Greg) 
Tupa, Valerie Kurkas and her step-
children, Linda Pierce and Joe 
(Kathy) Humberston; her brothers, 
Carl (Alice) DeWeese and Frank 
DeWeese; 11 grandchildren and 4 
great-grandchildren. Besides her 
parents and husbands, Faye was 
preceded in death by her sisters, 
Lucille Stump, June Auman, Ruth 
Savell and Mary Jean DeWeese; her 
sister-in-law Robin DeWeese and 
her step-son, Donnie Stevens. 
Private Family Services were held. 
Thank you to Serenity Hospice for 
the loving care they have provided 
to Faye. Special Thank You to 
Faye’s nurse Hannah for her 
kindness and who has become part 
of our family. Memorial 
contributions may be given to the 
American Legion Auxiliary, C/O 
the American Legion Post No. 737, 
16465 Milton Ave. Lake Milton, 
OH 44429.





Obituary
Leavittsburg – Linda C. Henderson, 
68, passed away on Monday 
February 1, 2021 at St. Joseph 
Hospital surrounded by her loved 
ones. 
Linda was born on March 19, 1952 
in Logan, West Virginia, the 
daughter of Augustus and Mary 
(Gentry) Ellis. On July 11, 2003 she 
married the love of her life, Lloyd 
“Bud” Henderson Sr., and they 
shared 18 wonderful years together. 
Linda loved many things in life. 
She loved playing the penny slots at 
the casino, as well as cards. Linda 
and Bud enjoyed travelling to many 
different states including New York, 
Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada. 
There was nothing that Linda loved 
more than her family. She enjoyed 
her family get togethers, where she 
was known for having the best 
macaroni salad. She absolutely 
loved spending time with her 
children and grandchildren, they 
were her top priority. 
Linda will be dearly missed by her 
husband, Lloyd; her children 
Donald (Amy) Thompson, Cynthia 
(Tim) Motichko, and Kenny (Amy) 
Thompson; her stepchildren Lloyd 
(Brenda) Henderson Jr., Sandra 
Rounds, and Larry (Tara) 
Henderson; her ten grandchildren 
and thirteen great-grandchildren; 
her siblings Sue (Lee) Tilghman, 
Lisa (Keith) Thomas, John (Kathy) 
Ellis, Julie (Steve) Hooser, Cheryl 
(Albert) Gross, and Marcia (Gabe) 
Poli; and many other family and 
friends. 
Linda was preceded in death by her 
parents. 
A private family memorial service 
will be held. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to Akron 
Children’s Hospital, 214 W Bowery 
St, Akron, OH 44308





Obituary
Linda R. Krepps, age 66, of 
Alliance passed away at Aultman 
Alliance Community Hospital on 
January 30, 2021.

She was born on August 5, 1954 in 
Alliance to Raymond F. Scaia and 
Carol June (Zeides) Ramsey.

Linda was a member of Christ 
United Methodist Church, the 
Alliance Eagles and the Dante 
Club.

 Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Lisa J. Krepps; her 
grandchildren, David Fredrick Rios, 
Mianna Rae-Ann Ford, and Cylus 
Callel Ford; brothers, Gary A. 
(Susan) Dimit, Steven (Sue) Scaia, 
Thomas (Susie) Dimit, Michael 
Scaia; sister, Doreen (Ben) Wheller; 
and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; brothers, Danny Scaia, 
Todd Scaia, Ronny Dimit and 
Wayne Ramsey; sister, Beth Ann 
Ramsey; granddaughter, Cortasia 
Renee Ford; and step-mother, Mary 
Ann Scaia.

A private celebration of life service 
will be held at a later date.

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





Obituary
Mary E. Hamrick, of Louisville, 
Ohio, age 91 went home to the 
loving arms of the Lord January 28, 
2021, after a brief illness. Mary was 
born in Adena, Ohio September 22, 
1929 to the late Frances and Elsie 
Smallwood. She is preceded in 
death by husband Charles Hamrick; 
her parents; sister, Ellen Whipkey; 
brothers, Lemoine Smallwood and 
Donald Smallwood. She loved 
cooking, teaching cosmetology to 
young eager students, gardening, 
volunteering and being with family 
and friends. She was happiest when 
being of service to others. Before 
training to be a beautician she 
tirelessly volunteered for Canton 
City school’s PTA organization, 
Boy Scouts of America, and in 
service at Calvary Presbyterian 
Church in Canton. After moving to 
Louisville over 30 years ago she 
became a beloved involved member 
of the Fairhope United Methodist 
Church family.

She is survived by her youngest 
brother Robert (Janell) Smallwood. 
She is also survived by sons Ronald 
(Joan) Whipkey, Scott (Cathy) 
Whipkey; and daughter Debra 
(David) Kraft; grandchildren, Resa 
(Brian) Bostaph, Martin (Kim) 
Whipkey, Kelly Presson, Rosemary 
(Michael) Zito; step-grandchildren, 
Kris Snyder, Chip (Tina) Kraft, 
Stephanie (Michael) Lane; and 7 
great grand-children; and many 
beloved nieces, nephews and their 
wonderful families.

A celebration of life memorial 
service will be held at a later date 
after the pandemic has subsided and 
it is safe for family and friends to 
celebrate our Mother’s life together.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made in 
Mary’s name to Fairhope United 
Methodist Church, 5660 Louisville 
St. NE, Louisville Ohio 44641 or 
Red Bird Christian School, 15420 
Highway 66, Beverly, Ky 40913

                                         Stier-
Israel Funeral Home  





Obituary
Brookfield – Betty Ann Paoletta, 83, passed away 
Friday afternoon, January 29, 2021 at her home. 
Betty was born on May 28, 1937, a daughter of 
the late John and Catherine Roth. 
She was a member of the Hubbard Church of the 
Nazarene. She enjoyed wood working, 
photography, and working on projects. She loved 
being outdoors and spending time at her cabin the 
Allegheny Mountains. 
She will be deeply missed by her son, John 
Paoletta of Hermitage; grandchildren, MaliaLani 
and Amoreena; brothers Bill and Dan Roth; 
nephew; Kaleb Roth; niece, Pattie Cimperman; 
great niece; Carrie Reghetti; and great-great 
niece, Riss Reghetti. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her son, Frank Paoletta Jr.; brothers, John Jr., 
Frank, Kenny, and Bob; and sisters, Elsie and 
Eleanor. 
A private service will be held where family and 
friends may view the service on Saturday 
February 6, 2021 at 12:00PM on Betty’s Tribute 
Wall by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com . 
Streaming will begin at 11:30AM 
Burial will take place at Brookfield Township 
Cemetery. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Warren - Kenneth R. Jones, 85, went to his 
Heavenly Home on January 27, 2021. His health 
had declined over the last year with numerous 
hospitalizations and rehab stays and he 
succumbed to congestive heart failure. 
Kenneth was born on August 13, 1935 in Warren, 
OH, the son of Robert E. Sr. and Esther J. 
(Barton) Jones. 
He was a life-long area resident and attended 
Warren City schools. After high school, he worked 
at various supermarkets as a produce manager 
including Loblaws, Valu King, and Macali’s Giant 
Eagle both in Warren and in Niles. He retired from 
Macali’s in Niles. 
Ken’s interests lied in gardening, cooking, and 
entertaining. He hosted many parties throughout 
the years. Above all, his favorite holiday was 
Christmas as he took pleasure in decorating the 
house and the tree. They were masterpieces. 
Ken always loved animals. There was not a time 
when there was not a dog around. His little Lacey, 
a 10-pound bundle of energy, brought him 
endless smiles and laughter. She was his 
companion and followed him everywhere. 
Left behind to cherish his memory are several 
nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. 
Local relatives include Patti and Eric Herttua, who 
were his caretakers; Robin Showman; Sandra 
and Tom Palmer; Shirley Betz and Joe Santiago; 
and close friends, Mary Kay and James Shader; 
his best friend Alan Bensky; and his little Lacey 
too. 
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Robert 
and Esther Jones; sister Margaret Riley; and a 
brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Peggy Jones. 
Cremation has taken place. There will be family 
services and a burial at Oakwood Cemetery at a 
future date.





Obituary
Marcie Porter of Salem, Ohio passed away on 
Jan 30, 2021. 





Obituary
Shirley Frank, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed 
away Saturday, January 30, 2021. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, William and 
Genevieve Wirth, her brother, William Wirth Jr, her 
husband, Eugene Frank and her daughter, Tracie 
Randall. She is survived by her son, Terry Frank, 
5 grandsons, Tyson Frank, Demian Frank, 
Christopher Schumacher, David Shoenfelt, 
Jonathan Randall, granddaughter, Jennifer Witter, 
15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-
grandchildren. Per her request, no services are 
planned. www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Shirley Frank, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed 
away Saturday, January 30, 2021. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, William and 
Genevieve Wirth, her brother, William Wirth Jr, her 
husband, Eugene Frank and her daughter, Tracie 
Randall. She is survived by her son, Terry Frank, 
5 grandsons, Tyson Frank, Demian Frank, 
Christopher Schumacher, David Shoenfelt, 
Jonathan Randall, granddaughter, Jennifer Witter, 
15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-
grandchildren. Per her request, no services are 
planned. www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Julia Jenkins, age 96, of Alliance passed away 
January 26, 2021 at Alliance Community Hospital.  
She was born July 1, 1924 in Alliance to George 
and Julia (Matiyku) Luca and was a lifelong 
resident.

She was a 1943 graduate of Alliance High School 
and a stay at home mother.  After raising her 
children, she worked at Christ United Methodist 
daycare until her retirement.  Julia was a member 
of the Lifeline Pentecostal Church of Alliance and 
loved spending time with her children and 
grandchildren.  She loved and worshipped the 
Lord, spending hours every day studying the 
Bible.  She will be missed by many, especially her 
little friend Dorothy.  

  Those left to cherish her memory are her 
children, Sheila Bragg of Linden, Virginia, Julia 
Chambers and Tim (Debbie) Jenkins both of 
Alliance; grandchildren, Michelle Jenkins, Kristina 
(Albert) Christy, Jeff (Jennifer) Davis, Jason 
(Amie) Davis, Lisa (Jonathon) Garner, Fred 
(Sarah) Watson and Heather (Eric) Unkefer; 17 
great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 
and many nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, John Jenkins whom she married 
January 31, 1948 and who passed in 1985; son, 
Michael Jenkins, son-in-law, Harry Bragg; 
granddaughter Stacey Jenkins; great 
granddaughter Jerrica Davis; great grandson, 
Brody Timothy Unkefer; sister, Margaret Faulkner; 
and brothers, Nick, Steve, George, Mike and 
Chuck Luca.

  A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Wednesday 
February 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call 
one hour prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may 
share condolences and memories online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Lucille E. Chilson, 94, died Wednesday, 
January 27, 2021 at her granddaughter’s home in 
Gaffney, South Carolina. She was born November 
13, 1926 in Beloit, daughter of the late Joseph 
Thomas and Cora May (McGuire) Sheen.

Lucille worked an envelope press at Church 
Budget for 30 years. She was formerly a member 
of Salem Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Harry E. Chilson, whom she 
married in 1951 preceded her in death June 9, 
2011.

Survivors include her son Roger Lee Chilson of 
Salem; daughter, Susan Kay Johnson of 
Lexington, SC; sister, Theda Mudger of Salem; 
four grandchildren, Jason (Amanda) Johnson, 
Jennifer (Jorge) Schreiber, Jessica Johnson and 
Jeremiah Johnson; and six great-grandchildren, 
Camryn and Alexander Johnson, Anna, Colt and 
Haven Schreiber and Ashlynn Johnson.

Besides her parents and husband, sisters, Mary 
Sheen, Alverta Blythe, Lavern Sabo and Joyce 
Stoffer and brothers, Elwood Sheen and James 
Sheen also preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Stark Memorial. 
Please adhere to social distancing, do not linger, 
and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be 
made to, Wounded Warrior Project at 
www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to Halcyon 
Hospice payable at 300 E. Henry St., Suite A 
Spartanburg, SC, 29302

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.

Share your respects and memories with the family 
with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.





Obituary
East Palestine-Michael R. Hays, 78, passed away 
early Saturday morning at Covington Skilled 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East 
Palestine.

Mike was born on July 2, 1942 in Beaver Falls, 
PA, a son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Huston) 
Hays.

He was retired from Lordstown General Motors 
and the Post Office. He was a long time member 
of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #467 where 
he received high honors as a Pilgram. He was 
also The Secretary of the East Ohio Moose 
Legion #87.

In his retirement he spent time traveling, coin 
collecting, golfing and spending time with his 
family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Toni 
(Gorby) Hays, whom he married July 22, 1960; 
his two children, Carrie (Tim) Workman and Chris 
(Steve) Walker all of East Palestine; three 
granddaughters, Carly (Wayne) Brock, Aaron 
(Sean) Lindsay and Ashley (Ryan) Wright; three 
great grandchildren, Ashe, Nolan and Baby 
Wright; and four sisters, Barbara (Paul) Denny, 
Susan (Bob) Merry, Gayla (Larry) Zimmerman and 
Mary (Tom) Henry; sister-in-law and brother-in-
law, John and Cricket Andrews and sister-in-law, 
Patti Hays.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Allen 
Hays.

A private family gathering will be held.  A 
Celebration of His Life at the Moose Lodge in 
East Palestine will be held at a later date.

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

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





Obituary
Zanesville - Steven Lee Martin, 33, of Zanesville, 
passed away unexpectedly in Zanesville.

Steven was born on January 15, 1988 in Salem, 
son of the late Matthew Allen Martin, Sr .and Tina 
Wells Sheely.

Steven was a member of Tru Light Ministries.  He 
volunteered with the Salvation Army and his faith 
was important to him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 
cooking and gardening.

Steven is survived by his parents, Kurt and Tina 
Sheely of Columbiana; his daughter, Zoe Martin; 
two brothers, Matthew Allen Martin, Jr. of Salem, 
Ty Randall Sheely of Columbiana; a sister, Christy 
Nichole Martin of New Waterford; paternal 
grandmother, Louanne Martin of Hammondsville; 
maternal grandfather and grandmother, Orrie 
(Beverly) Wells of Lisbon; paternal grandfather 
and grandmother, Jack (Joyce) Waggle of 
Washingtonville; several nieces, nephews and 
cousins.

Besides his father he was also preceded in death 
by his paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Martin and 
paternal grandfather, Larry Martin, Sr.

Private services will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to a trust fund for his daughter, Zoe Martin 
c/o Chase Bank in Columbiana.

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





Obituary
Masury – Agnes C. Gilliland, 96, passed away 
Thursday morning, January 28, 2021 at The Villas 
at St. Paul’s in Greenville. 
Agnes was born on July 15, 1924 in Sharon, PA, 
a daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose (Gruber) 
Dunch. 
She was a graduate of Sharon High School. She 
met her husband Wade while working at the War 
Plant in Farrell during WWII, Sharon Store, and 
got married on April 17, 1948. Once she was 
married, she became a proud homemaker to her 
family. Her greatest achievement were her 
children and grandchildren; and being a devoted 
mother with a positive attitude while caring for her 
son Patton her entire life. She enjoyed playing 
board games, cards, and Yahtzee. She was an 
active member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
in Sharon, PA. 
Agnes will be deeply missed by her loving 
children, Nancy (David) Williamson, Wade 
(Valorie) Gilliland, Colleen (Sean) Alfredo, Pamela 
(Don) Masterson, and Patton Gilliland; 
grandchildren, Tammy (Dow) Lindholm, Todd 
(Casey) Hacker, Jennifer (Arthur) Uhimov, David 
(Michelle) Williamson, Melanie (David) Mullins, 
Lauren (Jordan) Murn, Marcus (Ali) Gilliland, 
Anthony Alfredo, and Tyler Alfredo; nine great-
grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her beloved husband, Wade Gilliland, who 
passed away on October 12, 2010; brothers, 
Benjamin, John, Nick, Louis, and Frank; and 
sisters, Rose and Kay. 
Family and friends may visit from 6-8:00PM on 
Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes – Madasz Chapel, located at 6923 Warren 
Sharon Road in Brookfield. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM 
on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at St. Joseph 
Catholic Church of Sharon Pa, located at 79 Case 
Ave. in Sharon. 
Burial will take place at Brookfield Township. 
All visitors are asked to please social distance 
and wear a mask during visitation and mass. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Mcar in 
Hermitage, located at 842 N. Hermitage Rd. 
Hermitage, PA 16148. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Cortland – Richard M. Morris Sr. (Web-Web), 73, 
passed away on Saturday January 30, 2021 at his 
home with his family by his side. 
Richard was born on December 5, 1947 in 
Warren, OH, the son of the late Ray and Jenny 
(Lewis) Morris. In 1968, Richard married the love 
of his life, Jane Morris, and they shared 52 years 
together. 
Richard had retired from Copperweld Steel in 
2001 after working there for 33 years. 
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the Dallas 
Cowboys. Richard had also enjoyed going to the 
casino with Jane. He was a member of the 
Cortland Moose Lodge for over 50 years. Above 
all else, Richard enjoyed being with his family, 
especially his grandchildren. 
Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife, 
Jane; his children Wendy (Barry) Rentrop, Sheila 
(Tim) Bauer, and Richard (Amanda) Morris Jr.; his 
grandchildren Jesse, Corey, and Joshua Bauer, 
Sydney, Sadey, and Marshall Morris, and 
Savannah and Brandon Rentrop; his siblings Lois 
(Bob) Miller and Robert (Carol) Morris; and many 
other family and friends. 
Besides his parents, Richard is preceded in death 
by his siblings Ray Morris, Dorothy Wilson, 
Navada Brown, Ralph Morris, Mary Hill, Deloris 
Clutter, Esther Morris, and Dave Morris. 
During this time, no services will be held. 
Richard’s family would like to thank Hospice of the 
Valley for their care and support. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be 
made to Hospice of the Valley of Youngstown, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.





Obituary
Elmer J. Royer, age 92, of Louisville, OH passed 
away Friday, January 29, 2021. He was born in 
Louisville, OH on May 24, 1928 to the late Elda 
and Florence (Minser) Royer. Elmer was a 1948 
graduate of Louisville High School and he was 
retired from Fleming Foods in Canton. He was an 
avid fisherman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 
his first wife, Lois (Seifert) Royer; a sister, Esther 
Miller and two brothers, Rueben and Arther 
Royer. Elmer is survived by his wife, Marita 
(Lepley) Hahn-Royer; four daughters, Cynthia 
(Randy) Thachter, Carolyn Coss, Claudia Hisey 
and Amy (John) Sherwood; a son, David 
(Daneille) Royer; two stepdaughters, Tammy 
Hahn and Jill (David) Tupy; a stepson, Randy 
(Amy) Hahn; nine grandchildren, six step-
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Elmer will be laid to rest in Marlboro Cemetery. In 
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to 
Hope Outreach, 1530 Superior Ave., N.E., 
Canton, Ohio 44705. On line condolences may be 
left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                     Stier- Israel Funeral Home   





Obituary
Elmer J. Royer, age 92, of Louisville, OH passed 
away Friday, January 29, 2021. He was born in 
Louisville, OH on May 24, 1928 to the late Elda 
and Florence (Minser) Royer. Elmer was a 1948 
graduate of Louisville High School and he was 
retired from Fleming Foods in Canton. He was an 
avid fisherman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 
his first wife, Lois (Seifert) Royer; a sister, Esther 
Miller and two brothers, Rueben and Arther 
Royer. Elmer is survived by his wife, Marita 
(Lepley) Hahn-Royer; four daughters, Cynthia 
(Randy) Thachter, Carolyn Coss, Claudia Hisey 
and Amy (John) Sherwood; a son, David 
(Daneille) Royer; two stepdaughters, Tammy 
Hahn and Jill (David) Tupy; a stepson, Randy 
(Amy) Hahn; nine grandchildren, six step-
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Elmer will be laid to rest in Marlboro Cemetery. In 
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to 
Hope Outreach, 1530 Superior Ave., N.E., 
Canton, Ohio 44705. On line condolences may be 
left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                     Stier- Israel Funeral Home   



Obituary
Carol M. (White) Bush, 91 passed away 
peacefully at home on January 27, 2021. Carol 
was born in Youngstown on July 12, 1929 the 
daughter of the late Arthur L. and Lillian Kimble 
White. A lifelong resident of the area Carol 
married her 5th grade sweetheart Joseph T. Bush 
on April 15, 1950, with whom she shared 67 years 
of marriage. A graduate of Greenford High 
School, Carol was a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother and GG who was devoted to her role 
as a homemaker. Carol and Joe were members of 
the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club winning many 
awards at area car shows. A strong, independent 
woman of faith Carol was a member of 
Columbiana United Methodist Church. Carol will 
be missed by her daughter and best friend Amy 
(Victor) Suszynski, 5 grandchildren, 8 great 
grandchildren and her brother Lawrence (Carol) 
White. Besides her parents and husband, she 
was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela J. 
Davidson, sisters Marian and Doris and her 
brothers Howard, Paul, Glen, twins Kimball and 
Kendall and Neil. Visitation will be held at Lane 
Funeral Homes Canfield Chapel on Monday 
February 1, 2021 from 10:30-11:30 AM with a 
funeral service to follow at 11:30AM with Pastor 
Cindy Midlink officiating. Burial will follow at 
Washingtonville Cemetery. Social distancing 
guidelines will be followed with masks required. In 
lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made 
in Carol’s memory to the Mahoning Valley Olde 
Car Club, P.O. Box 244, North Jackson, Ohio 
44451. Please view www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to leave condolences to the family.





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Linda J. Ladd, 72, died 
Wednesday morning, January 27 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital in Youngstown. She was born December 
28, 1948 in Tioga, West Virginia, a daughter of 
Elmer and Earlie Alice (Gillenwater) Mullens. 
Linda was a home-maker and had been employed 
as a Customer Service Representative with AT&T. 
She was of the Methodist Faith. Linda loved 
spending time with her family and was a loving 
and devoted mother and grandmother. She 
enjoyed people, would easily make friends and 
could light up a room as she entered. Linda had a 
special talent writing children’s stories. She 
enjoyed reading and listening to music, especially 
Kenny Logins and Michael McDonald. Linda is 
survived by her daughter, Shawna (Ron) Purnell 
of Canfield; her son, Jeremy (Leah) of Ft. Wayne, 
IN; her sisters, Shirley Ward of Barberton, Alice 
(Jerry) Gustafson of Fairfax, VA, Sue O’Bryan of 
Tucson, AZ; her brother, Marvin Mullens of 
Orange Springs, FL and her grandchildren, 
Lindsey, Evan, Sophie and Brynn. Besides her 
parents, Linda was preceded in death by nine 
siblings and her niece, Tresa Parsons. Friends 
may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel, prior 
to the Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be 
given to the American Diabetes Association, 4500 
Rockside Rd. Independence, OH 44131.





Obituary
Hilda Sophia (Weber) Beck, 101, passed away in 
her sleep at 4:03 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 
20201 at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon, where 
she had been recovering from a fall. Mrs. Beck 
had lived at Whispering Pines Village in 
Columbiana since 2019, moving from Salem, 
where she had spent most of her life.

She was born in Salem on Aug. 8, 1919, to the 
late Katharina Harbert Weber and Martin Weber.

She had worked at McBane-McArtor Drug Store 
and other retail establishments before marrying 
Deane E. Beck on April 18, 1947. She was a 
member of First Christian Church of Salem and a 
former member of Salem Saxon Club Branch 18, 
Salem Garden Study Club and Salem Golf Club. 
She set a beautiful table, made stunning hand-
pieced quilts and loved to dance.

She leaves her children, Leland E. Beck of North 
Bethesda, Md., and Gayle Beck (Paul Hammett) 
of Lisbon.

She was preceded in death by her husband on 
Oct. 22, 1992: her twin sister, Matilda Mossey; 
sisters Augustine Moser, Elizabeth Zamarelli, 
Helen Jackson, Rosina Engler and Emma Weber; 
and brothers Martin and Edward Weber.

There will be no calling hours or services. Instead, 
her family asks those who loved Hilda to 
remember her as she was at her 100th birthday 
party in August 2019.  Burial will be in Grandview 
Cemetery. 

Arrangements were entrusted to the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation 
Services of Salem.

Memorial tributes may be made to her church or 
the Salem Community Foundation.





Obituary
Erla A. Reidy, 91, of East Palestine, passed away 
Thursday afternoon January 28, 2021 at the 
Christian House in East Palestine.

Erla was born June 29, 1929 in Volant, PA, a 
daughter of the late Samuel and Esther Graham 
Sonntag. She had grown up in Volant, PA and 
moved to East Palestine after marriage.  She was 
a homemaker and a member of the First United 
Presbyterian Church of East Palestine.

Her husband, William N. Reidy, whom she 
married on November 11, 1950, preceded her in 
death on September 18, 1997.  Also preceding 
her in death was a daughter, Joyce A. Reidy, on 
January 28, 1979, as well as five brothers, Carl, 
Everett, Kenneth, Clifford and Glenn Sonntag and 
three sisters, Ethel Black, Hazel Wilson, and 
Thelma Sonntag.

She is survived by a son, Edward N. (Beverly) 
Reidy, Sr., of East Palestine; six grandchildren, 
Kristi (Jerett) Wertz, of Columbiana, Edward 
Reidy, Jr., of East Palestine, Charles (Rebecca) 
Reidy, of Rogers, Patrick Sposato, of Newville, 
PA, Nicholas (Jennifer) Sposato, of Reminderville, 
OH, and Melissa (John Davis) Sposato, of 
Columbiana; and five great grandchildren, 
Aubriella Wertz, Anthony, Dominic and Madelyn 
Sposato, and Giavonna Davis.

A private burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 
East Palestine.  Due to Covid restrictions, no 
services will be observed at this time. A 
celebration of her life will take place at a later 
date.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you 
to the staff at Christian House for the loving care 
given to Erla.

Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home has been 
entrusted with the arrangements.

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





Obituary
WASHINGTONVILLE - Brian K. Clipse II, died 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Summa Health 
Hospital, due to injuries sustained from a car 
accident. He was born on April 27, 1995 in 
Alliance, son of Daniel S. and Hope E. (Huff) 
Jarrett.

Brian was a 2013 graduate of United Local High 
School. He was working at Marco's Pizza doing 
deliveries. He loved nature and enjoyed playing 
golf and disc golf. When he was not outside, he 
enjoyed listening to music and video game 
streaming.

Brian was very caring and was always looking out 
for others, even in his death, he was able to save 
others by being an organ donor.

He is survived by his parents, Daniel S. and Hope 
E. Jarrett of Washingtonville; one brother, Zach 
Clipse of Washingtonville; and his biological 
father, Brian K. Clipse.

Memorial calling hours will be held Wednesday 
February 3, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial. 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family 
with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

To view Brian's obituary, send condolences or 
order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Theresa Jean Martin, 93, died 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Mercy Health – St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She was born 
September 12, 1927 in Philippi, West Virginia, 
daughter of the late Glenn W. and Martha H. 
(Gall) Gainer. She resided with her son and loving 
family.

She was a member of Elkins First Baptist Church 
where she served as secretary. After moving to 
Ohio, she attended Community Bible Church and 
currently Heaven’s Edge Apostolic Church in 
Carrollton. Theresa was a graduate of Davis and 
Elkins College, where she received her degree in 
education. She loved teaching. Theresa started 
her career at Tygart Valley in West Virginia where 
she worked for five years. Upon moving to Ohio, 
she taught at Goshen school for a few years and 
then West Branch schools where she taught until 
retirement in the early 1980s.

She was dedicated to her family and friends and 
was an active member of NAMI. Theresa served 
on the Human Rights Committee at Sunrise 
Homes where her daughter resided until her 
death.

Theresa was raised on the baseball field and 
loved the Cleveland Indians. She also loved to 
play bingo and worked at the election polls for 
many years.

Her husband, Lloyd F. Martin Jr. preceded her in 
death.

Survivors include her daughter, Helen (Tom) 
Martin of Elkins, WV; son, Glenn (Rhonda) Martin 
of Salem, sister-in-law, Thelma Gainer of Elkins, 
WV; granddaughter, Olivia (Brandon) Cayton of 
Steubenville; grandson, Carter James of Salem 
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, her son, 
Lloyd F, Martin III, daughter, Pamela Ann Martin 
and three brothers, Glenn, James and Arthur 
Gainer also preceded her in death.

Thank you to her special friend and caretaker 
Carol Rueth.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to NAMI, P.O. Box 500, Lisbon, OH 44432 
or West Branch Alumni Association, P.O. Box 235, 
Damascus, OH 44619.

Share your respects and memories with the family 
with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.





Obituary
Erla A. Reidy, 91, of East Palestine, passed away 
Thursday afternoon January 28, 2021 at the 
Christian House in East Palestine.

Erla was born June 29, 1929 in Volant, PA, a 
daughter of the late Samuel and Esther Graham 
Sonntag. She had grown up in Volant, PA and 
moved to East Palestine after marriage.  She was 
a homemaker and a member of the First United 
Presbyterian Church of East Palestine.

Her husband, Willian N. Reidy, whom she married 
on November 11, 1950, preceded her in death on 
September 18, 1997.  Also preceding her in death 
was a daughter, Joyce A. Reidy, on January 28, 
1979, as well as five brothers, Carl, Everett, 
Kenneth, Clifford and Glenn Sonntag and three 
sisters, Ethel Black, Hazel Wilson, and Thelma 
Sonntag.

She is survived by a son, Edward N. (Beverly) 
Reidy, Sr., of East Palestine; six grandchildren, 
Kristi (Jerett) Wertz, of Columbiana, Edward 
Reidy, Jr., of East Palestine, Charles (Rebecca) 
Reidy, of Rogers, Patrick Sposato, of Newville, 
PA, Nicholas (Jennifer) Sposato, of Reminderville, 
OH, and Melissa (John Davis) Sposato, of 
Columbiana; and five great grandchildren, 
Aubriella Wertz, Anthony, Dominic and Madelyn 
Sposato, and Giavonna Davis.

A private burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 
East Palestine.  Due to Covid restrictions, no 
services will be observed at this time. A 
celebration of her life will take place at a later 
date.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you 
to the staff at Christian House for the loving care 
given to Erla.

Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home has been 
entrusted with the arrangements.

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





Obituary
Arlene Sickles, age 92, went home to the loving 
arms of the Lord on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. 
She was born June 14, 1928 to the late Lucille 
(Linder) and Edwin Rufibach. She was a life long 
resident of Louisville and graduated from 
Louisville High School in 1946. Arlene married 
Albert Sickles on June 19, 1948 and they 
celebrated 51 happy years together before he 
passed away in June 2000. She lived in her home 
for 69 years and enjoyed riding her lawn tractor 
until the age of 89. She was a long-time employee 
of Mercy Medical Center Pharmacy, retiring in 
1989. Arlene and Al traveled many years in their 
motorhome visiting family and friends all over the 
United States. She was a faithful reader of her 
Daily Bread Devotions and loved crossword 
puzzles. For many years she was a member of 
Paradise United Church of Christ and the Meese 
Road Friendship Club. She will be deeply missed 
by her daughters, Kathy Sickles, Kay (Gordon) 
Lange, Kristine (John) Blandford, Son-in-law, Alan 
(Laurie) Warnock, grandchildren, C.J. Blandford 
and Jen Ripple, Brett (Diane) Blandford, Linnea 
(Ty) Graham and Kayleigh (Loren) Pritchard, and 
great-granddaughters, Hannah, Addison, Sadie 
Mae Blandford and Kenzie Pritchard. Surviving 
also is sister, Doris (Ken) Brown and many nieces 
and nephews. She was also preceded in death by 
her daughter, Karen Warnock in 2015.

The family would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth 
Prosser and Staff, Helping Hands and Mercy 
Medical Center Hospice Program for their loving 
care and compassion.

A private family funeral service will be held at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. David 
Anderson officiating. Arlene will be laid to rest, 
beside her husband, in Beech Mennonite Church 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made to Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 
East Main St, Louisville, OH 44641 or The 
Louisville Community Cupboard, PO Box 84, 
Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be 
left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                  “On her tongue is the law of 





Obituary
Donna Blanchard, 62, died on Saturday, January 
23, 2021.

Born in Charlottesville, North Carolina on January 
10, 1959.

She is survived by her children; Sabrina (Bong) 
Lee, Candis (Brian) Goudy, Joshua (Kelly) 
Lapmardo, 9 grandchildren; Dominic, Andrew, 
Leah, Parker, Quinn, Olivia, Brendyn, Aydan, 
Liam, 4 siblings; Paula Clear, Darlene Shahan-
Robinson, Jessie Clear, Deanna Shahan.

Donna is preceded in death by her daughter; 
Ashley Nicole Goudy-Mehno, father; Frank Clear, 
mother; Shirley Shahan, sister; Helen Manqueros, 
and her brother; Russell Clear. 

Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m on Friday, January 
29, 2021 with services following at 6 p.m. Pastor 
Francis Burkhart will be officiating.





OBITUARY
Ashley Nicole Goudy-Mehno, 32, died on 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Born in Alliance, Ohio on August 15, 1988.

She is survived by her 4 children; Dominic Powell, 
Leah Deal-Wilson, Andrew Metzjar, Parker 
Mehno, her dad; Kenneth Deal, 3 siblings; 
Sabrina (Bong) Lee, Joshua (Kelly) Lapmardo, 
Candis (Brian) Goudy; 4 nephews; Quinn, Aydan, 
Brendyn, Liam, and a her niece; Olivia.

Ashley is preceded in death by her father; Robert 
Goudy; grandfather; Frank Clear, and 
grandmother Shirley Shahan. 

Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m, on Friday, January 
29, 2021 with services following at 6 p.m. Pastor 
Francis Burkhart will be officiating.





Obituary
J. Keith Case, age 76, of Canton, OH passed 
away Thursday, January 28, 2021. He was born 
November 11, 1944 in Alliance, OH to the late 
Judson and Freda (Couts) Case. He worked for 
many years at Elum Music in Massillon, OH. Keith 
was an avid collector of petroliana and he was the 
National Go Cart Champion in 1959 and 1960. He 
is survived by his brother, Jay (Annie) Case.

No services are planned at this time. Keith will be 
laid to rest in Otsego Cemetery in Otsego, OH. 
Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home 





Obituary
"Together Again"

Bette A. Donant, age 88, Canton, OH passed 
away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. She was born 
February 16, 1932 in Canton, OH to the late 
Nicholas and Adeline (Salvino) Fasano. Bette was 
also preceded in death by her husband, Robert 
Donant; a daughter, Bonnie Smith; a son, Thomas 
Donant; her sister, Esther Huber and her brother, 
Nick Fasano. She is survived, two daughters, 
Judy (Jack) Medley, Kerstine (Bob) Chaney; two 
sons, Ron (Rose) Donant, Steve (Linda) Donant; 
13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 
Bette was a member of St. Anthonys Catholic 
Church and the Miraculous Metal Society. She 
also enjoyed doing crafts with the ladies of the 
church.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated 10am 
Saturday, February 13 at St. Anthonys Catholic 
Church in Canton, OH. Bette will be laid to rest, 
with her husband, in St. Peters Parish Cemetery, 
Canton, OH.    Stier-Israel Funeral Home 





Obituary
Private funeral services will be held for Donna M. 
Moherman, 90 of Austintown, who died Thursday 
morning, January 22, 2021 at Humility House. 
Donna was born December 29, 1930 in Buffalo, 
NY, a daughter of the late Ira and Ruth (Avery) 
Schiefer and came to this area as a child and 
graduated from Jackson Milton High School. 
Donna had spent most of her life in this area, 
except for a period of time when she lived in 
Harper Woods, MI. During that time, Donna 
worked as a bookkeeper for the Blake Company 
in Gross Pointe from 1978 until returning to this 
area in 1993. She was a member of Zion 
Lutheran Church, Youngstown where she assisted 
with the Altar Guild, volunteering for funeral 
luncheons, preparing Sunday bulletins and 
nursing home services. Donna was a former 
member of the First Federated Church in North 
Jackson where she was a Sunday School 
teacher, a former member of the Order of the 
Eastern Star and Past President of the Palmyra 
VFW Ladies’ Auxilliary. In her younger years, 
Donna enjoyed water-skiing and more recently 
she enjoyed water aerobics, playing bingo and 
going to casinos. She had a life long love of 
animals. Most importantly, Donna cherished her 
granddaughters and her five great-grandchildren. 
While living in Michigan, her grand-daughters 
would come and stay with her each summer for 
several weeks, giving her a chance to dote on 
them and take them to special places including 
the mountains of TN She enjoyed the time in 
Chicago and Akron with her great-grandchildren, 
especially taking them to the Wild West Town, the 
Akron Zoo, and boating trips to Port Huron and to 
Sandusky on Lake Erie. Her husband, Jack O. 
Moherman, whom she married in 1947, died in 
2001. Donna leaves her daughter, Janet M.
(Richard) Kay of Youngstown; her two 
granddaughters, Jennifer (Greg) Ferrell of Cary, 
IL, Julie (Joe) Ruscak of Akron and five great-
grandchildren. Besides her parents and her 
husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, 
Betty Spurio.





Obituary
Mr. Frederick T. Miller, loving husband and father, 
passed away on January 20th, 2021 at the age of 
78. Fred was born on May 11th, 1942 in Sharon, 
PA to Anna & Fred Miller. He was married to Ann 
Williams Miller from July 11, 1964 until her death 
in October 1996. On July 31st, 2004, he wed 
Mary Miller (formerly DiGiacobbe) at Howland 
Community Church. Fred retired from Packard-
Electric after over 30 years. He was a member of 
the Freemasons for over 50 years serving as Past 
Master of the Carroll F. Clapp Masonic Lodge 
#655 which merged into Cortland Masonic Lodge 
#529 and previously served as a Deacon at 
Howland Community Church and an Elder at 
Bazetta Christian Church. Fred was a committed 
blood donor who passed the 20 gallon mark with 
his last donation in October 2020, saving up to 
483 lives. He was always a hard worker and was 
a happy, smiling man who loved to joke with the 
people he met. Fred enjoyed spending his time 
traveling to the Outer Banks, sampling his way 
through the Bourbon Trail, visiting wineries and 
listening to live music with his wife. He is survived 
by his loving wife, Mary Miller; sister Linda 
Bogovich; his adult children Colin Miller (Leanne), 
Megan Miller (Sean Hofus), Devin Miller (Brigitta), 
Brent Miller (Susan), and Alyssa Rose Miller; and 
step-daughter Gia DiGiacobbe. Fred was blessed 
with many grandchildren, including Matthew, 
Sarah, Laura, Luke, Aidan, Liam, Emma, Alana, 
Leah, and Anthony. Fred was preceded in death 
by his first wife and his parents. Calling Hours will 
be held February 3rd, 2021 from 10am-12:00pm, 
at Lane Roberts-Clark Funeral Home at 180 
Garfield Drive Warren, Ohio 44483. The memorial 
service will begin at Noon. Burial will be private at 
Howland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made in Fred's name to the 
American Diabetes Association.





Obituary
Thomas Edward Gent passed away on 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021. He was born in 
Youngstown, Ohio on November 28th, 1949 to 
Edward R. Gent and Marcella E. Voyles Gent. He 
graduated from Youngstown State University with 
a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He worked 
for the GM Lordstown Plant before becoming an 
engineer with Delphi where he retired with 35 
years of service in 2007. 
He married Janice (Jacola) Gent in 1970. They 
had 3 daughters: Stacey (Steve) Schermer of 
Weston, Florida, (Hayley and Brooke); Lesley 
Gent of South Beach, Florida; and Becky (John) 
Silva of Foxboro, Massachusetts, (Katelynn and 
Andrew). Janice preceded him in death as did 
infant son, Timmy and his parents. 
He is also survived by his sister, Cindy (Rick) 
Marcu of Strongsville, Ohio and a brother, Richard 
(Pam) Gent of Boardman, Ohio and many nieces 
and nephews and great nephews. A sister, Connie 
Hendricks, preceded him in death. 
He married Joan (Theis Gent on July 14th, 2007. 
He has two stepdaughters, Joanna (Lou) Marino 
(Brody and Beau) of Swampscott, Massachusetts, 
and Jacki Ochs (Jace and Cade) of Solon, Ohio. 
He was an avid golfer since his days of being a 
caddy at Tippecanoe Country Club as a teenager. 
He scored four “holes in one” during his lifetime of 
golf. He was also active in Community Theater, 
appearing in many roles throughout the area. His 
most popular role was Pseudolus in “A Funny 
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 
TNT, a role he appeared in on two different 
occasions. 
He was very active in many roles at his church, 
Zion Lutheran in Cornersburg, since 1957. He 
served on Council, many Committees and for the 
last 10 years, has helped to organize the church’s 
outdoor Live Nativity community presentation. He 
was noted for Tom’s Famous “donut rehearsal”. 
He was most appreciated for his beautiful tenor 
voice in the choir and Saturday Singers group. 
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, 
memorials be given to Zion Lutheran Church. 
Private services will be held at the church.





Obituary
Leetonia - Richard "Dick" Lanterman, age 83, of 
Leetonia, died suddenly on Monday, January 25, 
2021 at his home.

He was born on March 20, 1937 in Youngstown, 
OH, a son of the late Clarence and Ocie Clever 
Lanterman.

Dick had owned and operated Lanterman 
Trucking since 1967 until he retired in 1995.  He 
was lifetime member of the Leetonia Sportsman's 
Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, auctions, and 
bluegrass music.  Dick was a former deacon at 
Christ Church in Boardman and was currently an 
active member of Valley Christian Church in 
Boardman.  He will be remembered as an 
amazing husband, father, and grandfather who 
loved his family dearly.   

Dick is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet 
Nichols Lanterman, whom he married on 
February 9, 1957; a daughter, Valerie Lynne 
(Dennis) Sima of Austintown; two sons, Richard 
"Steve" Lanterman of Leetonia and Todd Alan 
(Tamra Hess) Lanterman of Columbiana; three 
grandchildren, Samantha Jo Lanterman of Salem, 
Connor B. Sima of Austintown, and Chloe S. Sima 
of Austintown; a sister-in-law, Blanche Lanterman 
of Columbiana; several nieces and nephews, as 
well as, his beloved "Lap Dog", Daisy Mae.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley 
Barnes and Lois Beltempo and a brother, Robert 
Lanterman.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, private family 
services will be held.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude 
Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place 
Memphis, TN 38105.

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





Obituary
SALEM - John Erwin Taylor, 69, died Tuesday, 
January 26, 2021. John was born on November 
10, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late 
Kenneth and Sally Taylor.

John attended Leetonia High School. He worked 
at General Motors, retiring in 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Lora (Poling) Taylor, 
whom he married August 1, 1992; his children, 
Christine, Rhonda Joy (Terry Miller) of Salem, 
Billie Cain (Dick Sachs) of Salem, and Judd 
(Tammy) Webb of Youngstown; grandchildren, 
Dakota and Dustin Joy, Burgundi and Ivy Cain, 
Broc and Montana Webb, Jared and Jacob 
Knopp, and Jonathon; one sister, Barbara Seiman 
and two brothers, Mark Taylor and Kenneth 
Taylor. He also leaves his beloved dog, Chicka.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death 
by two sisters, Catherine and Diane.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Memorial Donations may be made in John’s name 
to Family Recovery for AA Program, 320 Benton 
Rd., Salem, OH 44460 or Angels for Animals, 
4750 S. Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44460.

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

To view John's obituary or send condolences visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Columbiana - Virginia B. Sutherin, 80, of 
Columbiana, passed away on Saturday, January 
23, 2021 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Virginia was born April 28, 1940 in Waltham, MA, 
daughter of the late William and Virginia Orpin.

Virginia had worked as a clerk in medical records 
for Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She 
was a member of the First United Methodist 
Church in Columbiana.  She loved belly dancing 
and even enjoyed dancing with her grandchildren. 
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother 
and lived a wonderful life with lots of love and 
laughter.

She is survived by her spouse, John Paul 
Sutherin, Sr., whom she married on December 29, 
1963; her son, John P. (Susan) Sutherin Jr. of 
Bellevue, WA; two daughters, Kristine (Edward) 
Franklin of Poway, CA and Karen Sutherin of 
Provo, UT; ten grandchildren and fourteen great 
grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later 
date.

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

Family and friends may send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com





Obituary
Leetonia - Richard "Dick" Lanterman, age 83, of 
Leetonia, died suddenly on Monday, January 25, 
2021 at his home.

He was born on March 20, 1937 in Youngstown, 
OH, a son of the late Clarence and Ocie Clever 
Lanterman.

Dick had owned and operated Lanterman 
Trucking since 1967 until he retired in 1995.  He 
was lifetime member of the Leetonia Sportsman's 
Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, auctions, and 
bluegrass music.  Dick was a former deacon at 
Christ Church in Boardman and was currently an 
active member of Valley Christian Church in 
Boardman.  He will be remembered as an 
amazing husband, father, and grandfather who 
loved his family dearly.   

Dick is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet 
Nichols Lanterman, whom he married on 
February 9, 1957; a daughter, Valerie Lynne 
(Dennis) Sima of Austintown; two sons, Richard 
"Steve" Lanterman of Leetonia and Todd Alan 
(Tamra Hess) Lanterman of Columbiana; three 
grandchildren, Samantha Jo Lanterman of Salem, 
Connor B. Sima of Austintown, and Chloe S. Sima 
of Austintown; a sister-in-law, Blanche Lanterman 
of Columbiana; several nieces and nephews, as 
well as, his beloved "Lap Dog", Daisy Mae.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley 
Barnes and Lois Beltempo and a brother, Robert 
Lanterman.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, private family 
services will be held.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude 
Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place 
Memphis, TN 38105.

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





Obituary
Jeffrey J. Armstrong, 63, of Mineral Ridge, passed 
away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born March 6, 1957 in Butler, Pennsylvania, Jeff 
was the son of Harry J. and Tacy I. (Stewart) 
Armstrong. Jeff served his country in the United 
States Navy. On March 19, 1976, he married his 
high school sweetheart Donna (Conner), and 
together they built a life together in Mineral Ridge 
and raised two children. Jeff loved to tinker with 
things; he loved woodworking, fishing, and 
hunting. He was a member of St. Patrick Church 
in Hubbard and a former member of the VFW post 
7073. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Donna; 
his children Lisa (Bryan) Seivert and Jeffrey J. 
(Brett) Armstrong Jr.; his sisters Renie (Larry) 
Withrop, Maxine Milford, Louise (Paul) McNany, 
and Sandy (Bucky) DeLair; his brother in laws 
Butch Conner, Fr Steven Conner, Will ( Janice) 
Conner, Larry (Michelle) Conner, Bucky (Lynette) 
Conner, and his sister in law Kathy (Tim) 
Robinson and his grandsons Cameron and 
Connor Seivert; and extended family Ricky and 
Shelly Maher whom he thought of as his kids. And 
many nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by 
his Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Bodie Blymiller, who 
raised him; and his sister in law Marion Hill and 
his brother in law Jack Milford. 
Per Jeff’s wishes, there were no services.





Obituary
Pauline Farmer, 96, of Boardman, passed away 
on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born October 26, 1924 in Youngstown, Pauline 
was the daughter of Steve and Mary (Dovica) 
Kovach. 
Prior to retirement in 1984, Pauline was a 
Secretary for U.S. Steel. Pauline was a member 
of Zion Lutheran Church and a member of the 
choir. She was also a member of the Austintown 
Garden Club, 500 Club, Card Club and PTA. She 
was a member of the Oak Tree Country Club and 
an avid golfer. She enjoyed long walks in Mill 
Creek Park and spending winters with her 
daughter and son-in-law in Florida. She was a 
wonderful cook and baker. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband, Stephen E. Farmer, whom she 
married May 1, 1948 and died July 26, 1973. She 
is also preceded in death by her brothers Steve 
Kovac, Jr. and John Kovach, her sisters Mary 
Dezort, Sue Marvick, Julia Hurska and Sally 
Chermely. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her children 
Terry (Barbara) Farmer and Sandra (Richard) 
Bernacki; her grandchildren Heather (Dana) Eilen, 
Gretchen (Joey) Nagel, Richard (Aspasia) 
Bernacki, and Glen (Adrianna) Dietz; and her 
great grandchildren Hollis, Caleb, Brinley, 
Gwendolyn, Gage, and Rocco. 
Private services were held and Pauline was laid to 
rest beside her husband at Lake Park Cemetery.





Obituary
Mr. David B. Terpak peacefully went to be with the 
Lord on January 23rd, 2021 in the comfort of his 
home surrounded by family and friends at 
Montgomery House. David was born in 
Youngstown, Ohio to Edward F. and Ann E. 
(James) Terpak. David loved horses and ‘Cowboy 
Movies.’ He especially enjoyed John Wayne 
Westerns. David was blessed with an infectious 
smile and enjoyed making others laugh with his 
witty sense of humor. He was a ‘foodie’ having a 
love for pasta, breads and cookies. David retired 
from Fairhaven workshop where he worked 
amongst friends, for several years. After retiring, 
he joined the Seniors Program where he enjoyed 
different activities, especially Country Music on 
Friday nights. 

David is survived by brother’s Donald (Katerina) 
Terpak of Warren and Doug (Peggy) Terpak of 
Lordstown and a host of nieces and nephews. He 
was preceded in death by his parents as well as 
his loving brother’s Edward ‘Buddy’ Terpak Jr. and 
Raymond Terpak. The family of David would like 
to give a special thanks to the loving staff at 
Leeda Northeast for their unwavering love, care 
and support. 

Funeral arrangements were handled by Lane 
Madasz Chapel 6923 Warren-Sharon Rd. 
Brookfield, Ohio 44403. Family will gather for a 
private memorial service to celebrate the life of 
our beloved Davey.





Obituary
Wayne O. Straley II, 70, of Warren, OH, passed 
away on Friday, January 22, 2021, from COVID19 
complications at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. 
Wayne was born June 12, 1950, in Salem, to 
Wayne and Hermine Straley. He grew up in East 
Palestine, where he graduated in 1968. He 
worked just short of 48 years for General Motors 
prior to his celebrated retirement in 2016. Wayne 
spent over 40 years as a North Jackson resident 
where he raised his family and was a beloved 
member of the community. He was a member and 
church Trustee of the Gethsemane Lutheran 
Church in North Jackson for over 30 years. He 
coached Little League Baseball for the Meander 
League Hot Stove, winning the Championship in 
1986. Wayne was a founding member of the 
National Doorknob Association. He and his 
doubles partner, brother-in-law “Bubba,” 
competed at several East Liverpool Pottery 
Festivals, and took the 1994 Championship. He 
was an avid Ohio sports fan, but most of all, a 
Buckeye fan for life. 
Wayne held several titles during his life, but he 
was most proud of these titles “Dad” and 
“Grandpa” and “Papa.” Wayne was happiest when 
surrounded by his family, whether it was cheering 
from the stands or enjoying picnic fare. Wayne 
was a true social butterfly; always the first to 
welcome you to the party. He leaves to cherish his 
memory, his wife of 51 years, Sheryll (Cramer) 
Straley, whom he married on November 15, 1969; 
his children, Tammy S. Straley, Chip O. (Jaime) 
Straley III, and David A. (Amber) Straley; his 
grandchildren, Brandon (Leeda) Long, Joel 
Straley, Dylan Straley, Tori Jo Campbell, Jackson 
Straley, and Garrett Straley; his sisters Cindy (Sid) 
Cowan and Joy (Nick) George; his sisters-in-law 
Barb (Wilfred) Adkins, Sandy Cramer, Paula 
Cramer; his many nieces and nephews, and his 
beloved dog, Maks. 
He is preceded in death by his parents and his 
grandson, Jacob Straley. 
Private services were held for Wayne and he was 
laid to rest at North Jackson Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers, the family requests memorial 
contributions be made to Gethsemane Lutheran 
Church, “Roof Fund,” 1110 N. Salem Warren 
Road, North Jackson, Ohio 44451.





Obituary
Robert J. Ashley, 56 of Austintown, died 
unexpectedly Monday morning in Michigan. 
Robert was born June 6, 1964 in Youngstown, a 
son of the late Robert J. and Helen (Molnar) 
Ashley, Sr. He graduated from Boardman High 
School in 1983 and had worked for the General 
Motors, Lordstown Plant from 1996 until their 
closing. Following the Lordstown closing, Robert 
was forced to the Lansing/Grand River plant 
where he was currently employed. Robert loved 
sports. He coached for the Austintown Junior 
Soccer league and also very involved with the 
Austintown Fitch boys and girls soccer programs, 
where he video taped and never missed a game. 
He was an avid golfer, played softball with the 
UAW Local #1112 softball league and collected 
baseball and football sport cards. Robert was a 
Cleveland Browns Fan, Ohio State fan and any 
team that beat Michigan fan. He leaves his wife, 
the former Candi Bonwick, whom he married 
March 25, 2000; his son, Cameron Ashley and his 
daughter, Miranda Ashley, both at home; a 
brother, Aaron Ashley of Pittsburgh and his 
mother-in-law, Joanne Iannucci of Austintown. 
Friends may call on Saturday at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm. 
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 after seeing the 
family. There will be a private funeral service to 
follow for immediate family. 





Obituary
Peggy Sue Zubrinich, 87, of Austintown Twp., 
passed away early Monday morning, January 25, 
2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Peggy was born September 15, 1933 in Blue 
Ridge, Georgia, the daughter of the late Willis and 
Alma (Green) Haren. She worked for St. Elizabeth 
Hospital in the laundry for 35 years, retiring in 
2001. Peggy was baptized into the Lutheran faith 
eight years ago. She was a member of the 
Austintown Senior Center where she enjoyed 
playing bingo and attending social events, she 
also loved animals. Peggy married John Zubrinich 
in 1961, and they were together until his passing. 
She leaves five siblings, Kathy French of 
Youngstown, Roy (Donna) Haren of Boardman, 
Barbara Melnik of Columbiana, Gary Haren of 
Poland, Frank Ledford of Colorado, and a sister-
in-law Margaret Stevenson of Youngstown. Peggy 
also leaves her beloved niece and care giver, 
Amanda French, as well as many other nieces, 
nephews and great nieces and nephews, whose 
entrance into adulthood was measured by 
surpassing Peg’s 4’8” height! Besides her parents 
and husband Peggy was preceded in death by 
sister, Molly Gerchak, niece, Deborah Gerchak, 
and nephews, Shawn Haren and Patrick French. 
Family and friends may call from 10:30 to 11 AM 
Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel, where services will be 
held at 11 AM. Masks will be required and 
following all social distancing guidelines. Family 
and friends may view this obituary, attending the 
services virtually, and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Jason C. Mullen, 45, died unexpectedly on 
Sunday, January 24 at Salem Regional Hospital. 
He was born on June 10, 1975 at NorthSide 
Hospital to Mary Ann (Mullen) Wilson and Ronald 
Lee Mullen. Jason graduated from Boardman 
High School where he excelled in the wood 
working program. While in high school, he made 
life-long friendships. 

During summers and after graduation, Jason 
worked as a painter with his Uncle Thomas Raiser 
at Raiser Contracting in New Jersey. He came 
home to Boardman to become a residential, 
commercial, and industrial electrician. He has 
been employed by the IBEW since 1994 and has 
worked for Santon Electric Co, Inc since 2007. 

Jason was most interested in spending time with 
people he loved. He loved his family, his 
neighbors in Beloit where he owned a home, his 
co-workers, and his friends. He was an avid 
Steelers fan and his friendships revolved around 
tractor pulls, firepit gatherings, and Steelers 
games. Friday nights at Jason's were an open 
garage party where his neighborhood buddies 
played pool and watched Steelers games. 

Jason will be remembered with love by his 
mother, Mary Ann Wilson, stepfather, Dean 
Wilson and by his father, Ronald L. Mullen and 
stepmother, Jackie Mullen. He is being mourned 
by a brother, Jonathan T. Mullen (Ashley Podogil) 
and sister, Jeanine Gomez (Anthony). Jason 
leaves his step brothers Chris Taucher, Christoper 
Wilson, and Eric Wilson (Victoria Berzin). He 
leaves behind five nieces and five nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, 
Jack and Vonnette Mullen and Charles and Marie 
Therese Raiser. 

There will be an open service at St. Charles 
Church in Boardman at 11:00am on Friday, Jan. 
29. Social distancing is expected and churchgoers 
must wear masks. There will be a wake in the 
spring at Jason's house in Beloit for all family and 
friends.





Obituary
Linda Mae (Carper) Garaux, age 75, of Canton, 
OH passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. She 
was born March 30, 1945 in Canton, OH to the 
late Clarence and Miriam (Brown) Carper. She 
was a former employee of the Stark Federal 
Credit Union. Linda was preceded in death by her 
husband, Gene Garaux in 2015. She is survived 
by her daughter, Michelle (Tim) Graham; three 
sisters, Eileen Giovanini, Arlene (John) Ifantides, 
Joyce (Deny) Crawford and her grandson, 
Matthew (Gabrielle) Graham.

Funeral services (with social distancing and 
masks) will be 2pm Saturday at Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 
1-2pm Saturday at the funeral home. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home  





Obituary
Shirley Ruth Draa, age 92, of Alliance, Ohio 
passed away at home on January 20, 2021.

She was born on April 10, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to 
Emil and Glenna Mack.

Shirley graduated from Marlboro High School in 
1946 and married her high school sweetheart Ted 
in 1948. She then graduated from National Beauty 
College and the Jane Skinner Modeling Academy. 
Shirley had a passion for modeling and did work 
for several Canton and Akron retail stores.  She 
was the Associate Director of the Miss North East 
Ohio Pageant, the preliminary pageant to Miss 
America, and the Carnation Fashion Show. 
Shirley also taught modeling and visual poise at 
the Patti Schaefer Studio. She loved anything to 
do with modeling and fashion. Shirley was an 
animal lover, she especially loved cats and dogs.

Those left to cherish her memory are her 
husband, Wayne “Ted” Draa, whom she married 
September 11, 1948; her son, Michael (Patty) 
Draa of Danville; grandson, Theodore Draa of 
Belfast, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a 
sister, Mary; and a brother, Bob.

A private service will be held at a later date.  

Memorial contributions can be made to The 
Salvation Army 57 W Main St, Alliance, OH 44601 
or the Stark County Humane Society, P.O. Box 
7077 Louisville, Ohio 44641.

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





Obituary

Slim (Oscar Willis) Davidson 77, of Salem, died at 
6:45 PM Sunday at Salem Regional Medical 
Center due to multiple health issues and COVID.

 

He was born on March 5, 1943 in Alliance, Oh., 
son of the late William and Mary (Burt) Davidson.

 

Slim has lived most of his life in this area. A 
graduate of Alliance high school and a US Navy 
Veteran during the Vietnam War. He formerly 
employed at the A&P meat packing plant in 
Salem, then moved on to the Robert Bycroft 
School on the janitorial staff until his retirement.

 

He was a people person and enjoyed socializing 
where ever he went. The Canfield Fair was a 
major high point every year. A former member of 
the Salem Jaycees was a perfect fit for his 
character and humor. He was also know to serve 
as Santa Clause for the club.

 

In the 70’s, he served on numerous bowling 
leagues in Salem and Alliance. In his younger 
years, camping and fishing made for great 
memories. It is true he was a tall man, but the 
love of model HO trains never left him from youth 
to adulthood.

 

Slim was an active member of the Salem Am Vets 
Post # 45. It was a second home for he and 
Grace over the years. He found great enjoyment 
and comfort at the post with his second family as 
well as the entertainment found there. He was an 
active participant of the Salem Honor Guard and 
hardly ever missed going out to perform honors 
for the fallen comrades.

 

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former 
Grace K. McCartney whom he married on 
September 5, 1987, his children; Linda K. (Jeffrey) 
Davidson-Myers of Canton, Laura A. (Mike 
Dreher) Davidson-Myers of Salem, step 
daughters; Lisa K. Shook-Hutter of Salem and 
Tonia C. Shook-Yoho of Lisbon, sisters; June 
Bugara of Canton and April (Leonard) Dyer of 
Colorado, nineteen grandchildren, twenty seven 
great grandchildren.

 

Slim will be laid to rest at the Ohio Western 
Reserve National Cemetery. (Seville, Oh.)

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 
30, 2021, at 3 PM, Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Pastor 
Kari Lankford officiating. The Salem Honor Guard 
will start the services as they render honors for 
one of their own brothern. A time of visitation will 
be from 12 noon to 2 PM on Saturday





Obituary
SALEM - Barbara Joan “Bobbi Joe” Christopher, 
78, died Monday, January 25, 2021 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born on 
December 10, 1942 in Baltimore Maryland, 
daughter of the late Donald and Barthelia 
(Bartelson) Barnes.

Barbara graduated from Greene Dreher Sterling 
high school in 1960. Barbara was primarily a 
homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed flower 
and vegetable gardening where she turned their 
property into a gardener’s dream hosting garden 
club tours. Other interests included crafting dried 
flower arrangements, quilting, and braiding rugs. 
She also enjoyed spending time with friends and 
family.

Survivors include her husband, John Christopher 
of Salem whom she married May 13, 1961; 
brother, Donald (Yvonne) Barnes Jr. of Myrtle 
Beach; son, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Christopher of 
Salem; grandsons, Hunter Christopher of Salem 
and Cameron Christopher of Salem; numerous 
cousins, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Pine Grove 
Cemetery, South Sterling, PA. Friends will be 
received from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 29, 
2021 at Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home, 201 Bumper 
Rd., Newfoundland, PA. with Pastor Carrie 
Granche officiating. Burial will be held at Pine 
Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to 
Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 
FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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

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





Obituary
Joan Kay Stertzbach, age 53, of Louisville, OH 
passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 
2021. She was born March 4, 1967 in Massillon, 
OH to the late James and Georgia (Hutto) 
Stertzbach. Joan was a member of the Fairhope 
United Methodist Church. She had previously 
been employed as a STNA at Heather Ridge 
Assisted Living in Canton, OH. Joan is survived 
by her sister, Jane (Todd) Monter; her nieces and 
nephew, whom she loved dearly, Hannah, Tessa, 
Katie and Ben.

Joan will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, 
Louisville, OH. A celebration of life service is 
being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s 
name to, Fairhope United Methodist Church, 5660 
Louisville St NE, Louisville, OH 44641. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home  





Obituary
Peter Peigowski, 99, passed away peacefully in 
his sleep on Friday January 22, 2021. 
Peter was born on January 5, 1922 in Hubbard, 
Ohio, the son of Theodore Peigowski and Jennie 
(Stanko) Peigowski. He was a lifelong resident of 
Warren. On April 10, 2007 Peter married Sally 
(Backus) Peigowski who survives him. 
Peter graduated from Vienna High School and 
went on to attend Youngstown College. He then 
went on to proudly serve his country in the United 
States Coast Guard in WWII on a LST ship. Once 
Peter was honorably discharged, he was 
employed as an electrician by U.S. Steel in 
McDonald, OH. After the plant closed in 
McDonald, he was employed at Republic Steel for 
three years before retiring. 
Peter is survived by his wife, Sally Peigowski and 
his stepchildren Debbie (Dave) Everett and 
Clarence (Sue) Riley, who lovingly cared for him 
for the last 13 years; his 5 step-grandchildren and 
5 step-great-grandchildren. 
On August 27, 1949 he married Marion Remalia 
Peigowski and they shared 39 years together 
before her passing in February of 1988. He is 
survived by their children Gloria Peigowski 
Francis of Howland and Gary (Pat) Peigowski of 
Fowler; his 8 grandchildren and 8 great-
grandchildren as well as many other friends and 
family. 
Besides for his parents, Peter is preceded in 
death by his son-in-law Jeffrey Francis; his 
siblings Mary (Bill) Peigowski Rowold, Anne 
Peigowski, Leo (June) Peigowski, and Steve 
Peigowski. 
Visitation for Peter will be held on Friday January 
29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel where a 
funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 
a.m. 
Memorial contributions can be made out to any 
local VFW post of the donor’s choosing.





Obituary
HOWLAND- Earl L. “Pappie” Lewis, Jr., age 74, 
passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 
surrounded by his family at his residence. 
Earl was born September 6, 1946 in Alliance, 
Ohio to the late Earl L. Lewis, Sr. and Lilly Mae 
(Leech) Noling. He was a 1964 graduate of 
Alliance High School. 
Earl was a proud veteran serving in the US Army 
in Vietnam. In Vietnam he was stationed in Pleiku 
with the HHC 931st Engineer Group. He received 
the Vietnam service medal with two Bronze 
Service Stars. 
Earl retired in 2001 from American Steel 
Foundries as a Burner, he made couplings for 
railroad cars. 
He enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney, 
Hershey, and Colonial Williamsburg; he also 
enjoyed every Casino he visited. Earl was most 
proud of his family, they were paramount. 
Pappie is survived by his wife, the former Rowena 
McKivigan, who he married February 17, 1996; 
his daughter Melanie (Michael) Quinn, his sons, 
Mike (Tonya) Lewis and Nick Lewis; two brothers, 
Dwight (Connie) Lewis and Mike (Kris) Lewis; six 
grandchildren, Caleb, Xavier, Ireland, Jennifer, 
Jessica, Adam, three great grandchildren, and his 
special puppy, Popcorn. 
Funeral services with Military Honors will be 9AM 
Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Chapel in 
Gustavus Cemetery in Farmdale. 
Earl’s family would like to offer a special thank you 
to everyone at Grace Hospice for the love and 
care they gave Earl. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 
14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Pappie’s family.





Obituary
Warren – Kathleen J. Clementi, 75, passed away 
peacefully on Monday January 25, 2021 
surrounded by her loved ones. 
Kathy was born on June 26, 1945 in Meadville, 
PA, the daughter of Lyman and Adelaide (Bell) 
Lincoln. After graduating from Warren G. Harding 
High School in 1963, Kathy married her first love 
Eraldo “Marty” Martini Jr. on June 27, 1964, who 
sadly passed away two years later. On January 6, 
1968 Kathy married Nicholas Clementi and they 
shared 50 wonderful years together before his 
passing in 2018. 
Kathy had enjoyed traveling and gardening. She 
loved being a member of the Believers Christian 
Fellowship Church and was even a part of the 
ushers group. Kathy was very family oriented and 
loved spending time with her family. Kathy and 
Nick both treasured taking their grandchildren on 
vacation to Disney World, sometimes enjoying it 
even more than their grandchildren. 
Kathy will be missed dearly by her children 
Denise (Bryan) Martini Thomas and Steven 
Clementi; her grandchildren Brittany and Bradley 
Thomas and Nicholas Clementi; and many other 
family and friends. 
Besides for her parents, Kathy is preceded in 
death by her first husband, Eraldo Jr., and her 
second husband, Nicholas. 
Due to COVID, a private family service will be 
held. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials donations can be 
made to Believers Christian Fellowship Youth 
Ministry. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave their 
heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
 

SALEM - Clarence "Butch" Michaels, 74, died 
Saturday January 23, 2021 at his residence. He 
was born on September 29, 1945 in Kingwood, 
WV, the son of the late William and Marguerite 
(Scullion) Michaels.

He served in the United States Navy from 1962-
1968. Butch enjoyed antiquing and music.

He is survived by one daughter, Peggy Michaels 
of Youngstown; two brothers, Jim Michaels of 
Texas and John (Jan) Michaels of Salem; one 
sister, Candie (Rex) Manis of Lisbon; five 
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Butch was preceded in death 
by one son, Ricky Michaels and one brother, 
Warren Michaels.

Private burial will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery.

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

To view Butch's obituary or send condolences, 
visit www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Larry W. Adams, age 71, loving husband, father 
and pappy passed away Sunday, January 24, 
2021. He was born January 16, 1950 in East 
Liverpool, OH to the late Calvin and Rita (Flores) 
Adams. Larry was a Vietnam Army Veteran and 
he was retired from J & L Steel after 33 years of 
service. He was a member of the Louisville 
American Legion # 548, VFW #7490 and FOE 
#2374. He was a youth baseball coach for many 
years and he was an avid golfer. Larry is survived 
by his wife of 48 years, Cathy (Morris) Adams; his 
daughter, Angie (Anthony) Palomba; two sons, 
Jason (Carrie) and Larry (Melissa) Adams; a 
sister, Marilyn (Martin) Fausnight; mother-in-law, 
Shirley Knight; sister-in-law, Sue Adams/Noll; his 
five grandchildren, who brought him true joy and 
happiness, Luca, Emma, Liliana, Kenzi and 
Amelia; he was also loved by many nieces and 
nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in 
death by a sister, Judy Shumar and his brother, 
Bob Adams.

A private family service will be Friday morning at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home. All are invited to a 
short graveside service, with military honors, at 
11:45am Friday morning in Union Cemetery, 
Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to First Tee of Canton, 
PO Box 7555, Canton, OH 44705 or Beacon of 
Hope Community Church 1101 E. Main St, 
Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be 
left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
David Eugene Neal, 69, of Salem, Ohio, passed 
away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Salem 
West Healthcare.

He was born on October 30, 1951 in Rapid City, 
South Dakota to his parents, the late Eugene and 
Beverly Ann (Rossum) Neal.

David was a salesman by trade, working mostly in 
the fire extinguisher/sprinkler system industry . He 
was brought up Catholic by faith. David enjoyed 
playing golf and enjoyed sampling the various 
local courses. David moved to Arrora, Colorado 
just outside of Denver, after leaving South Dakota 
and in 1996 he moved to Salem for the first time. 
In 2010 he moved to Montgomery, Texas and then 
returned to Salem in 2013.

David is survived by his sons; Troy (Wendy) Neal 
of Tomball, Texas, Deven Neal of Salem, sisters; 
Susan Neal of Nevada, Barb (David) Harrison of 
Utah, as well as 4 grandchildren and 2 great 
grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, David is preceded in 
death by his sister Cathy Ann Gall.

There will be no services.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation 
Services of Salem.





Obituary
Charles P. Phillips of Canfield Lost his 
Courageous Battle to Cancer at his home in 
Canfield at 6:47 pm Saturday January 16, 2021 
with family by his side.

He was born on March 17, 1963 in Salem, The 
Son of the late Leonard and Freda Louise (Smith) 
Phillips Sr. 

Charles was a 40-year Veteran Steel Hauler and 
loved spending time on the road with his trucker 
"Buddies". He also loved playing golf and raising 
his Son's and his Nephew Joseph. His Greatest 
love, was for his four children and seven 
grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his wife and best friend 
Shannon M (Custer) Phillips whom he married 
October 9, 1988; three son's Johnathon M 
(Casey) Phillips of Struthers, Collin D. (Misty) 
Phillips of Salem, Matthew S. (Marilyn) Custer of 
Greensboro, N.C and His Daughter the Star and 
Apple to his Eyes Hannah "Pie" Phillips; He is 
also survived by his siblings; Karen (Bud) Morris 
of Beloit; Leonard W. (Kathy) Phillips of Florida; 
Larry L. (Randy) Phillips of Michigan. Sister- In-
Law Becky Jo Phillips of Salem; Brother-in-Law 
Steve Rea of Salem, and many nieces and 
nephews.

Also, Charles was preceded in death by his 
Brother David A. "Pete" Phillips and Sister Sharon 
"Kay" Rea. Charles Made his Peace on Earth and 
passed in the Lord's Favor. He will be Greatly 
missed by many who was a part of his 57 years.

His Cremation is entrusted to Arbaugh, Pearce 
and Greenisen Funeral Home. At Charles' request 
there will be no services. The Family plans for a 
celebration of life in Charles' honor at a later date 
at Guilford Lake. He will be placed to rest at 
Woodsdale Cemetery, Guilford Ohio next to his 
loving Mother Freda and Brother Pete Phillips. 





Obituary
Salem - Essie Pearl Barnard, age 92, formerly of 
Rogers, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 
at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Essie was born on December 24, 1928 in Rogers, 
daughter of the late Charles and Clara Ward 
Gorby and had lived in this area all of her life.

Essie was a homemaker and a member of First 
Baptist Church of Salem.  She loved baking and 
was known for her fried bread and pies.

Her husband, Carl Norman Barnard, whom she 
married on May 28, 1946, preceded her in death 
on November 22, 1987.

Essie is survived by her son, Terry P. Barnard of 
Minerva; eight grandchildren; nine great 
grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, 
Pearl Jane Bennett, a step son, Carl Barnard, Jr.; 
two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nine 
sisters and five brothers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 
January 27, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana where masks will be required, and 
social distancing will be observed.  Private funeral 
services will be held at the funeral home with 
Pastor Claye Folger officiating.   Burial will take 
place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit.  Because 
of the Covid 19 situation, a public Celebration of 
Life Service for Essie will be held at a later date.  
Arrangements were entrusted to the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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


Obituary
HOMEWORTH - Gary L. Eckert, 65, passed away 
at 2:19 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. Gary was born on July 
1, 1955 in Alliance, son of the late Cyril and 
Charlene (Potter) Eckert.

Gary attended Louisville High School. He worked 
at Lowry Supply in Salem as the Shipping and 
Receiving Manager, where he worked for 30 
years.  He was a hard worker and enjoyed his 
perennial gardens and working in his yard.

Gary loved Geneva on the Lake and his day trips 
to Amish Country.

Survivors include his husband, Joe Gabriel Eckert 
who were married on January 21, 2016; his 
children Jay, Adam, and Eric Eckert; one brother, 
Earl (Tammy) Eckert of Sebring; two sisters, Mary 
(Paul) McCarthy of Alliance and Barb Lacivita; 
and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 
three brothers, Larry, Jerry, and Mark Eckert.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, 
January 26, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Stark 
Memorial.

A private service will follow by Fr. Tom Eisweirth. 
Burial will be a Hope Cemetery.

Please adhere to social distancing and bring your 
own mask.

A recording of funeral service will be available 
after the services underneath Gary’s obituary at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

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.

To view Gary' s obituary, send condolences or 
order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Obituary
HOMEWORTH - Gary L. Eckert, 65, passed away 
at 2:19 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. Gary was born on July 
1, 1955 in Alliance, son of the late Cyril and 
Charlene (Potter) Eckert.

Gary attended Louisville High School. He worked 
at Lowry Supply in Salem as the Shipping and 
Receiving Manager, where he worked for 30 
years.  He was a hard worker and enjoyed his 
perennial gardens and working in his yard.

Gary loved Geneva on the Lake and his day trips 
to Amish Country.

Survivors include his husband, Joe Gabriel Eckert 
who were married on January 21, 2016; his 
children Jay, Adam, and Eric Eckert; one brother, 
Earl (Tammy) Eckert of Sebring; two sisters, Mary 
(Paul) McCarthy of Alliance and Barb Lacivita; 
and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 
three brothers, Larry, Jerry, and Mark Eckert.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, 
January 26, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Stark 
Memorial.

A private service will follow by Fr. Tom Eisweirth. 
Burial will be a Hope Cemetery.

Please adhere to social distancing and bring your 
own mask.

A recording of funeral service will be available 
after the services underneath Gary’s obituary at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

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.

To view Gary' s obituary, send condolences or 
order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Obituary
SALEM - Martha M. Harris, 87, died on Friday, 
January 22, 2021 at her son Rich’s residence. 
Martha was born on July 6, 1933 in New Castle, 
PA, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy 
Meyers.

She was a graduate of Kittanning High School. 
Martha was primarily a homemaker most of her 
life. She was an active member of Salem First 
United Methodist Church. Martha volunteered in 
the Stephen's ministry and the puppet ministry in 
her Methodist Church in Florida.  She enjoyed 
jewelry making, sewing, baking, and spending 
time with family. She also loved going to Disney. 

Martha was a published author, where she wrote 
children's books.

She is survived by her children, Rich (Leslie) 
Costal of Salem, David (Sherry) Costal of 
Edinburg, PA, Linda Costal of New Castle, PA, 
and Sandra Coe of Salem; stepchildren, Curtis 
(Julie) Harris of Vero Beach, FL, Geoffrey Harris 
of Baltimore, MD, and Jan (Mike) Penn of 
Myersville, MD; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-
grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

She also is survived by her beloved cat, Oreo.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband, Curtis Harris Jr; one daughter, 
Kathleen Solos; one grandson, Justin Keesey; 
and siblings, John Meyers, Michael Meyers, Betty 
Lou Kiernan, Miriam Coroni, and Jane Gush.

There will be no services held at this time.  Burial 
will be held at Hope Cemetery.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at 
Courtyard at Lexington for years of wonderful care 
as well as Hospice of the Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem, 
OH 44460 or Salem First United Methodist 
Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 
44460.

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





Friday December 11, 2020

Obituary
Washingtonville - Stephen E. Vrabel, age 75, of Washingtonville, died on Friday, 
December 11, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 21, 1945 in Salem, OH, son of the late Stephen and Margaret 
Donnelly Vrabel.

Stephen had worked as a Lithographer for Salem Label for the past 33 years.  Prior 
to that, he had worked for both CCL Container in Hermitage for 15 years and 
Williamsburg Press in Alliance.  Stephen enjoyed sports.  He was an avid golfer and 
really enjoyed playing poker.  He will be remembered as a man who was quick with 
a joke and loved to make people smile.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Warner Vrabel, whom he married on April 20, 
1991; son, Michael "Scott" Vrabel of Boardman; daughter, Christine Vrabel of 
Salem; two stepdaughters, Wendy (Nathan) Reed of Brunswick, OH, Jamie 
(Michael) Cvetkovich of Mercer, PA; sister, Ann Marie (Ron) Hawkins of Salem, and 
a brother, John (Linda) Vrabel of Chandler, AZ.  Also surviving are his six 
grandchildren, Jennifer Vrabel, Michael Vrabel, Nash Mikesell, Camryn Cvetkovich, 
Leighton Cvetkovich, and Aaden Reed.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family memorial service will be held at a 
later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Stephen’s memory to the American Diabetes 
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

Friday December 11, 2020

Obituary
LaVerne Anne (Humphrey) Edwards, age 91, of Alliance, passed away at Aultman 
Hospital on December 10, 2020 at 2:16 p.m.

She was born on September 16, 1929 to Milan Paul Humphrey and Iva (Schneider) 
Humphrey. 

Laverne worked at Mount Union doing student billing for over 35 years. She was a 
member of Christ United Methodist Church. Laverne loved to play piano and sing. 
She was also a member of many card groups.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kathleen D. Tietz of Akron; her 
son, Bob (Shelley) Edwards of Sebring; grandchildren, Dedrie Edwards, Rachel 
French, Michelle Tietz, Dylan Edwards, and Chase Edwards; 6 great-grandchildren; 
and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Edwards whom she 
married on July 1, 1950 and who passed on October 8, 2013; her sisters, June and 
Eileen; and a baby brother.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Monday, December 14th at 1:30. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Christ United Methodist 
Church 470 E Broadway St, Alliance, OH 44601 or Wounded Warrior Project P.O. 
Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675

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

Friday December 11, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - On December 10, 2020, Rachel A. Mercer loving wife and mother, 
went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 84 years old 
after a long illness.

Rachel was born on August 28, 1936 to Ora Morgan Beiling and Manuel Beiling of 
East Palestine, Ohio. She married Robert L. Mercer on October 17, 1958, who 
preceded her in death January 10, 2007. Rachel was also preceded in death by her 
brother Willis of Columbus, Georgia.

She is survived by three sons, Robert (Sheila) L. Mercer, Jr. of Salem, Richard 
(Robin) A. Mercer of East Palestine and Michael (Michelle) O. Mercer of Austintown. 
She leaves nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She leaves her loving 
sister Joyce (Thomas) E. Bowker along with nieces and nephews and many dear 
friends. She also leaves her faithful companions, Emma and Sandy, her little dogs.

Rachel graduated from New Waterford High School. She owned a tropical fish shop. 
Rachel loved to make beautiful cakes of all kinds. She loved to read and do crafts. 
She also worked at East Palestine Memorial Public Library.

We would like to thank Rachel’s physician, Dr. Lori Crowl, the staff at Salem 
Regional Medical Center, and also Community Hospice for their kindness and care 
for Rachel.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date at New Waterford United 
Methodist Church.

Donations can be made in memory of Rachel A. Mercer to New Waterford United 
Methodist Church or to the East Palestine Memorial Library.

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

Friday December 11, 2020


Thursday December 10, 2020

Obituary
STREETSBORO-Darlene M. Mikula, 68, passed away early Tuesday morning, 
December 8, 2020 at her home. She was born January 4, 1952 in Youngstown, the 
daughter of William I. and Donna (Shaffer) Byers, Sr. Darlene was a home-maker. 
She enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking and also watching Westerns on TV. 
Her husband, Joseph A. Mikula, whom she married October 23, 1971, died July 27, 
1999. Darlene is survived by her son, Joey W. Mikula of Streetsboro; her brother, 
William I. (Elaine) Byers, Jr., also of Streetsboro; her uncle, Ronald Byers of 
Austintown and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 
a.m. Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel, prior to the 
Service at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Comfort Care 
Hospice, 12 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44308.

Thursday December 10, 2020

Obituary
Sharon – Shelley K. Strock, 66, passed away Friday morning, December 4, 2020 at 
UPMC Farrell. 
Shelley was born on July 14, 1954 in Warren, OH, a daughter of the late Frank and 
Helen Strock. 
She was a cat lover and a motor head. She loved crafting and enjoyed her pizza 
and Pepsi. 
Shelley will be deeply missed by her brother, Mickey (Beverly) Strock of Masury and 
her nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Jeffery Raymond. 
At this time there are no services and cremation was entrusted with Lane Family 
Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel in Brookfield. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday December 10, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Janice E. Olmstead, 96, died December 9, 2020 at Salem North 
Healthcare Center.

She was born December 4, 1924 in Sligo, PA, a daughter of the late Eugene and 
Evelyn (Heeter) Logue.

Janice was a 1942 graduate of Salem High School.  She worked as a secretary for 
17 years at Eljer Company.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in 
Salem.

Her husband Jack C. Olmstead, whom she married Nov 19, 1976, died in 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Ralph) Taylor of Salem and Judith 
(Jeffrey) Dangel of Salem; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Janice was preceded in death by her daughter, 
Lorrie Cain; and sister, Doreen Dunn.

There will be no services or calling hours.

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

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

Thursday December 10, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Mark R. Menough 59, passed away from a ongoing illness Tuesday, 
December 1, 2020 at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley. He was born April 17, 1961 
in Salem, son of the late Allen Richard (Dick) Menough and Camille (Entrikin) 
Menough Shutler.

Mark attended Salem schools and was a 1979 graduate of United Local High 
School. He worked at TriFab in Salem for 40 years. His supervisor said, “Mark was 
the best creative tig welder he has ever seen”. He was good with his hands and 
could fix anything he put his mind to. Mark loved helping others out and did anytime 
he could. He loved to cook. Mark loved his friends and family. He never knew a 
stranger. Mark was loyal, generous, kind, ornery and predictably unpredictable.

Survivors include his beloved friend, Gail Hill and mother of their only son Tobias M. 
Menough; brother, Jerry (Jane) Menough; sisters, Susan (Victor) Menough Robins 
and Diane Menough Bates; two granddaughters, Ceceillia Alesi, Farrah Menough 
and great grandson, Lukas Sheppard and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Penny Menough Taylor; and brother, Randall 
Menough also preceded him in death.

A celebration of life will be announced later.

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 Mark’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday December 10, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING – Reverend Roy A. Walther went to be the with Lord at the age of 91 on 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was born September 15, 1929 in Portsmouth, 
Ohio, son of the late Ralph and Vera Lucille (Rigg) Walther.

He received his undergraduate degree from the Asbury College in Wilmore, 
Kentucky in 1957 and attended Methesco Theological Seminary in Delaware, Ohio.

Roy and Dorothy began their ministry in 1963 in the United Methodist Church in 
Antioch, Ohio and in June of 1967 was ordained an Elder in the Northeast Ohio 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. His full-time ministry spanned 34 years 
and included charges in several churches in the East Ohio Conference. He retired 
from full-time ministry in 1997.

In retirement, Roy and Dorothy moved to Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio where he 
served in various ways, most notably as treasurer for Friends of the Library for 22 
years. During his time at Copeland Oaks, he also served on the Community 
Spiritual Committee and as treasurer of the Residents’ Association.

Roy had a passion for loving people and preaching the Gospel of Christ. He 
continued his ministry in his retirement. At the Damascus UMC he served as Pastor 
of Visitation for eight and a half years and also on the Mission’s Committee.

Roy was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean 
(Prestwood) Walther and his two sons, Roy, Jr (Bert) and James Ralph (Jay) and 
four grandchildren: Beth, Jimmy, Becca and Jon.

A private ceremony for the family will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020. A 
Memorial Service for friends and loved ones will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's name to either the Damascus 
United Methodist Church Missions Fund, 300 Valley Rd., Damascus, OH 44619 or 
to the Copeland Oaks Retirement Community Lifecare Fund, 800 S. 15th St., 
Sebring, OH 44672.

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 Roy’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Thursday December 10, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Matilda Ruth “Tillie” Tolson, 105, passed away December 9, 2020 at her 
home. She was born on August 21, 1915, daughter of the late Joseph J. and 
Matilda Rose (Skrak) Hurray in their home at the northeast corner of East Euclid St. 
and South Lundy Ave. in Salem, the sixth of eight children.

Tillie graduated from St. Paul School in 1929, Salem High School in 1933, where 
she also played on the girls’ basketball team and Salem Business College in 1935. 
She was a life-long member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Tillie was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and 
homemaker. Before her marriage, she worked as a human resource specialist at the 
United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, and Kansas City, 
Missouri, during the 1940s. Prior to that she worked for five years at the Deming 
Pump Company in Salem. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, flowers, travel, backyard 
birdwatching, and keeping up with family and friends via email.

Tillie is survived by her son, John Paul Tolson of Salem; her daughter, Dorothy 
(Douglas) Stahl of Ferndale, Michigan; grandchildren, Andrew (Gloria) Stahl, Angela 
Stahl, and Kimberly Stahl; great-granddaughter, Audrey Stahl and several nieces 
and nephews.

She was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband, John “Paul” Tolson whom she 
married on Thanksgiving Day 1947 at St. Paul Catholic Church; her infant daughter, 
Mary Anne; two brothers, Dr. Joseph J. Hurray, D.D.S. and Philip F. Hurray; five 
sisters, May A. Farrell, Helen E. Hurray, Virginia C. Hurray, Sister Mary Matilda 
Hurray, H.M. and Sister M. Dorothea Hurray, H.M., both sisters of the Humility of 
Mary order of women religious.

The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation for her caregivers during the 
past two years. Hope, Joyce, Kit, Rose, and Leslie provided excellent and loving 
care and shared lots of laughs with Tillie. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2020 at 
St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.  Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Due to the COVID pandemic, the family respectfully requests visitors to 
follow mask and social distancing guidelines, do not linger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Church, St. Paul 
School, or the St. Paul School Foundation, 935 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460 
or to the charity of one’s 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.

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 Matilda’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
BRISTOLVILLE -- Frederick Paul Slee, age 76, of Bristolville, Ohio passed away 
from complications of COVID19 in the early morning of December 6, 2020. He was 
a rehabilitation resident at Windsor House in Champion. 
Fred was born in Lansing, Michigan on January 30, 1944, to parents Russell E. and 
Dorothy M. (Van Antwerp) Slee. He grew up as the youngest of four children and 
graduated from Mason High School in Mason, Michigan. Soon after, he moved with 
his family to Pioneer, Ohio. Fred earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from 
Bowling Green State University in 1970. 
Fred worked for the Trumbull County Department of Human Services in Warren, 
Ohio for 27 years and retired in 1999 as an Income Maintenance Supervisor in the 
Medicaid Nursing Home Department. For many years, Fred enjoyed work lunches 
at the Saratoga Restaurant in downtown Warren where he made many friends. He 
attended Bazetta Christian Church with his family and was involved in the choir and 
the church basketball league. He loved watching football, baseball and pretty much 
all sports and was a huge fan of Ohio State, the Cleveland Browns, and the 
Cleveland Indians. He also loved playing basketball, baseball, racquetball, going 
camping with his family and visiting zoos. He was a pee wee baseball coach at 
Perkins park in the 70’s and an active parent in Squire’s Junior Military band in the 
80’s and 90’s. During the 90’s and early 2000’s, he enjoyed singing with the chorus 
at Christmas time at Blessed Sacrament in Warren, where they presented Handel’s 
Messiah. In 2002, he participated in the Senior Olympics at Mineral Ridge and 
Columbus and won 
several medals after participating in 100 meters, 200 meters, horseshoes, shot-put 
and discus. In his later years, he was a regular walker at the Eastwood mall and 
other area stores. 
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Richards, whom he married on 
August 25, 2001; three daughters, Wendy (Jeff) Mundell of Cortland, Cindy (Bob) 
Munson of Westerville and Marcy (Rob) Davis of Westerville; his grandchildren 
Asiah Mundell, Mikayla Mundell, Bobby Munson, Ben Munson, Sabrina Davis, 
Avery Davis; his great-grandson Eli Mundell; and siblings Gordon (Yvonne) Slee of 
Fremont, IN and Ann Fulcher of Ionia, MI. 
Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sandra Slee-Tucker. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Roberts-Clark Funeral Home on 
Garfield Drive in Warren. A private family viewing was held on Sunday, December 6, 
2020 and cremation will take place during that week. There will be no calling hours 
or traditional funeral services due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Friends and family 
are invited to contact Fred’s daughters and wife using this email, 
slee.memorial@gmail.com, if you are interested in a tentative Zoom video memorial 
sometime this month. 
The family is grateful for the condolences and would like to thank Fred’s friend, 
Larry Swarm, for his assistance recently. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating 
to your favorite charity in Fred’s name.

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Lucy Hunt, 77, went to be with her heavenly father on Tuesday afternoon, 
December 8, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. 
Lucy was born on November 26, 1943 in Pineville, KY, daughter of the late Jeff and 
Genevieve Warren. She was the eldest daughter of 15 children. 
Lucy would want everyone to know that she was a Christian and loved God. She 
was a long time member of Glenn Christian Church. Lucy’s life work was being a 
loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was always ready to give comfort 
when the world was hurtful. She will always be remembered for her loving kindness 
and generosity to all who needed it, and especially her family. 
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Allen Hunt of Warren; her 
children, Marsha (Hunt) Dzurinda of Cortland, Alan Hunt of Warren, and Eric (Ronni) 
Hunt of Warren; grandchildren, Alyssa Hunt of Mineral Ridge, Toni Hunt of Vienna, 
Meagan (Scott) Ramey of Pittsburgh, Craig Hunt of Howland, Trevor Dzurinda of 
Mansfield, Tommy Hunt of Warren, Aaron Hunt of Warren, and Ethan Hunt of 
Warren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Mattie (Bob) Brown of Salem, Hazel 
(Bob) Mullen of Leavittsburg, Martin (Donna) Warren of Vienna, James Warren of 
Warren, Merrianne Wargo of Warren, Linda (Phil) Grim of Warren, Naomi (Pete) 
Hennessey of Warren, and Charlotte Murphy of Warren. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Arlie, Joe, Tom, 
and Henry Warren; and her sisters, Eunice and Jewell Warren. 
Family and friends may visit from 10-12:00PM on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren, with services following at 12:00PM officiated by Pastor Stephen Sprague 
of Glenn Christian Church. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Olga A. O’Malley, 95, passed away on Tuesday December 8, 2020 at 
Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. 
Olga was born on January 11, 1925 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Steve 
and Rose (Homonko) Shabla. On August 2, 1947 she married the love of her life, 
Burke O’Malley and they shared 53 wonderful years together before Burke’s 
passing in August of 2000. 
She enjoyed spending time at the casino, going to church, and eating out with her 
friends after church. The thing that Olga loved doing the most was spending time 
with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Olga will be deeply missed by her children Daniel (Carol) O’Malley and Gary (Toni) 
O’Malley; her grandchildren Kelli Sylvester, Molly (James Nolen) O’Malley, and Sara 
(Jeremy) Hanson; her great-grandchildren Mariano, Breece, Marley, Tyler, Keegan, 
Gabriel, and Caleb; and many other family and friends. 
Besides her parents and her husband, Olga was preceded in death by her grandson 
Drew O’Malley and her five brothers. 
A funeral mass for Olga will be held on Friday December 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at 
Blessed Sacrament Parish with Father Cicero officiating. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves 
Rd NE, Warren, OH 44483. 
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave their heartfelt 
condolences.

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
NILES- Helen L. Hurst, age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening at 
Continuing Healthcare of Niles. 
Helen was born September 29, 1930 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Amos and 
Anna (Ray) Bellis. 
Helen worked for the Joy Manufacturing Company in Franklin, Pennsylvania for 15 
years as a product analyst before moving to Ohio. She then worked for 22 1/2 years 
at the Albert Guarnieri Company as an office manager. 
Helen enjoyed traveling, reading, and working outside. She loved being with her 
family, they were paramount to her. 
Besides her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband Corrie D. Hurst, 
her granddaughter Jennifer Hurst, her brother William Bellis, her sisters Olive Bellis, 
Virginia Morris, and Evelyn Murtha. 
She is survived by her son Peter Hurst of Warren, daughters Susan (Harold) Bell of 
Franklin, Pennsylvania and Luanne (Richard) Knox of Warren; sister-in-law Beverly 
Bellis; five grandchildren, Corey Hurst, Brianne (Chris) Gorman, Michael Bell, Erica 
Knox, and Emily Knox; two great-grandchildren, Kayla Hurst and Amarrah Gorman; 
and one great-great grandson Dawson; and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call 5-7PM Friday, December 11th at the Lane Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. Social distancing and a face 
mask will be required to visit with the family. 
Funeral services will be 11AM, Monday, December 14th at the Huff-Gutherie 
Funeral Home, 312 W. Park St. in Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323 where friends may 
call one hour prior to the service. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Center for 
Cancer Care, 1745 Niles Cortland Rd. NE Warren, Ohio 44484

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
Clinton R. Anderson age 57 of Canton, Ohio passed away Tuesday December 8, 
2020 at his home. He was born June 18, 1963 in Alliance, Ohio to Jean (Wagner) 
Carlile (Tom) and the late Donald Anderson (Mae). In addition to Jean and Tom 
Carlile he is survived by his Daughter; Brandy Yarian, Sons; Zach Anderson (Sam), 
Nick Dayton, Jeff Anderson, Casey Anderson, Sisters; Lorie Blake (Elijah), Sherry 
Gang (John Yoho), Brothers; Donald Leo Anderson Jr. (Sue), Thomas C. Carlile 
(Katie), Grandchildren; Savannah, Isiac, Christion, Eyvette Rosemarie Dayton, and 
Mahkenly Ryan Mason. Clinton enjoyed hunting, fishing,camping, and outdoor 
sports. Also, playing cards and working on cars. He was a generous person and 
would do anything for anyone. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Per 
his request cremation will take place. Friends and family may share their online 
condolences at www.deansfuneraalhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBUS - Gloria Jean McNeelan passed into her eternal home with Jesus on 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was born on May 10, 1930 in Salem, Ohio. She 
resided in Salem all of her life until recently living in Columbus, Ohio near her 
daughter and several children and grandchildren.

She worked at Strouss Hershberg for several years and then at Salem City Schools 
until she retired and babysat her beloved grandchildren.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, James (Jimmy) McNeelan, who died 
in 2008.

She leaves two daughters, Lori (Curt) Thayer of Hilliard, Ohio and Teri Lardin of 
Salem. She had five grandchildren, Kimberly (Rob) Alderman of West Virginia, Ben 
(Bethany) Thayer of Westerville, Ohio, Dale McCartney of Salem, Mandi Hemrick of 
Salem and Whitney (Steven) Jeckavitch of Hilliard, Ohio. She also leaves nine 
great-grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren were the loves of her life, as 
she sacrificed in many ways for them.

Gloria is also preceded in death by her sister, Betty James, of Salem. She also 
leaves behind three sisters and their families and she counted all of them as her 
greatest blessings. She leaves behind Marilyn (Sis) Snyder, Sally Flanagan and Sue 
Clunen. She was a proud aunt of all their children and their families.

Gloria was an amazing cook, but especially loved baking homemade treats such as 
cookies, candies, and fudge. Gloria also loved to shop with her family and friends.

She will be remembered for her selfless generosity and great love.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a limited viewing will be held at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home in Salem, Ohio for family on Monday, December 14, 2020 
from 1:30-2:15 p.m. For the safety of the McNeelan family, please adhere to social 
distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery 
immediately following the viewing.

Her life will be celebrated again with a mass at St. Paul Church in Salem in May 
2021.

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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Wednesday December 09, 2020

Obituary
George B. Watson, of Uniontown, and formerly of Alliance passed away at Akron 
General Hospital on December 7, 2020.

He was born April 16, 1941 in Knoxville, PA to William “Doc” Watson and Agnes 
(Kalinoski) Watson. George was raised in Castle Shannon, PA.

George received his Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University, and his 
Master’s Degree in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

He worked as a Mechanical Engineer at B&W Research for more than 40 years.

George was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Green.

He will be loved and missed by his family, including his children, William “Bill” 
Watson, of Cuyahoga Falls, Cheryl Russell, of Alliance, and Tammy Mikes, of 
Alliance; grandchildren, Drew Russell, Ian Watson, Joseph Mikes, Jacob Watson, 
and Katie Mikes; great-grandson, Taiden Mikes, and brother, Raymond (Jane) 
Watson, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 
December 12th at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. David Durkee officiating. Friends may call for 
two hours prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made in George’s memory to The Leukemia and 
Lymphoma Society 5700 Brecksville Rd Suite 202, Independence, Ohio 44131.

A special thanks to Akron General Medical Center “5400 Care Team”.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family who are unable to attend may 
share condolences and watch the service online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Tuesday December 08, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Mollie L. Trilli, 83, passed away Monday afternoon, December 7, 2020 at 
University Hospital Richmond Medical Center in Cleveland. 
Mollie was born on January 23, 1937 in Somerset, PA, a daughter of the late Hubert 
and Helen Shaffer. 
She was a graduate of Somerset High School and worked at Trumbull Memorial 
Hospital for 20 years until she retired. 
She was active at the S.C.O.P.E Center in Warren, enjoyed doing puzzles, 
crossword, playing cards, and spending time with her family; especially her 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Mollie will be deeply missed by her son, Dennis (Laurie) Pugh; grandchildren, 
Monica, Greg, Lindsey, Dennis, Jessica, and Christopher; eight great-grandchildren; 
brothers, Dave, Richard, and Larry; and sisters, Judy, Rachel, and Sharon. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Daryl 
Pugh; sons, Greg and Allen Pugh; sister Jackie; and brother, Bud. 
Family and friends may visit from 11-12:00PM on Friday December 11, 2020 at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel, located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren, with funeral services to follow at 12:00PM 
Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Christian Church in Mollie’s memory. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday December 08, 2020

Obituary
CORTLAND- Norma Jean Root, age 92, passed away Wednesday morning at Ohio 
Living Lake Vista in Cortland. 
Norma was born January 21, 1928 in Warren, Ohio to the late Harold and Irene 
(Whitzel) Holzbach. She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. 
Norma worked at Griswolds, Strauss’s, and K-Mart in sales. She was a member of 
the Junior Literary Club, the Children’s Conservation League, and the Cortland 
Christian Church. She was a Girl Scout leader and a 4-H advisor. 
Besides her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence D. 
Root; her sisters, Sally Higgs, and Mariam Mason; her brothers Harold and Ralph 
Holzbach. 
She is survived by her daughters, Janice (Bruce) McElroy and Judy Root; her son 
Lawrence (Kathy) Root, Jr.; three grandchildren, Ryan (Jessica) McElroy, Kevin 
McElroy, and Tami (Billy) Estep; and three great-grandchildren. 
There are no public calling hour or services. A private family interment at Johnston 
Township Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Tuesday December 08, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy “Dott” Berry passed away Monday December 7, 2020 at Ohio Living Lake 
Vista. 
Dott was born on November 27, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of 
Cecil and Goldie Teuscher. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings 
Richard and Cecil, and her husband Waldron. She is survived by a sister, Verna 
Mae Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces, and great nephews 
who reside across the country. 
She and her family moved to Newton Falls when she was a young child and she 
graduated from Newton Falls High School. Upon graduation she relocated to 
Chicago, Illinois where she was among the first to complete stewardess training for 
United Airlines. She quickly ascended to the role of executive assistant and later 
accepted a similar position with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in Washington 
D.C. 
It was during her time in Washington that she met Waldron “Wally” Berry, who she 
would marry on December 27, 1957. They lived happily together until he passed 
away on October 2, 2011. Wally was an officer in the United States Air Force and 
the young couple transferred to Sculthorpe, England in 1959. Dott served as 
publicity chair for the American Women in the United Kingdom. She served as the 
assistant chairwomen of Sculthorpe Family Services and volunteered over 800 
hours in service to families in the city. Dott had the opportunity to dine with Queen 
Elizabeth and Prince Phillip during her residency in England. 
Upon returning to the United States, she was elected chairwomen of the Arlington 
National Cemetery Committee, serving a one-year term from May of 1967 through 
April of 1968. Shortly thereafter, Wally retired from the Air Force and they moved to 
Florida. Wally pursued a career in higher education, and they remained in Florida for 
many years, until Dott moved back to northeastern Ohio in 2016. 
Dott valued education and passionately supported the educational endeavors of her 
nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Financial difficulties were a 
barrier to her foal of attending college after high school, and she wanted to assist 
others as they pursued their goals and dreams. She and Wally generously provided 
financial assistance to all members of her family as they pursued higher education. 
Dott was proud of her family members that earned undergraduate, graduate, and 
professional degrees. Many of them graduated with honors and achieved 
considerable success in their chosen fields. 
Dott had many hobbies and interests but traveling the world and visiting museums 
and historical sites was her favorite activity. She enjoyed learning about the 
customs, traditions, fashion, and values of various cultures and nations. Her 
panorama of life experiences and interests made her a wonderful conversationalist, 
as she effortlessly added interesting insights to almost any discussion. 
Mrs. Berry was a resident of Lake Vista Retirement Community in Cortland for the 
last three years. Her family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and 
gratitude for the care and affection that Dott enjoyed throughout her time at Lake 
Vista. Her care was exemplary, and the kindness shown to her was unsurpassed. 
There will be no calling hours or services, Dott’s ashes will be scattered at one of 
her favorite locations in Florida. Memorials in Dott’s name can be made to the 
Salvation Army or any organization that supports veterans’ of the armed forces. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday December 08, 2020

Obituary
Nancy Jane (Spencer) Ruble, 75 of Alliance left her weary body behind and went 
home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 

Nancy was born August 20, 1945, the daughter of the late Golden and Irene 
Spencer. She was raised in Middleborne, WV. In May 1965, she married the love of 
her life Lloyd Ruble. After getting married, they moved to Ohio where they 
permanently resided. 

She will be greatly missed by her devoted husband of 55 years, daughters Teresa 
(Jeff) Wilson and Stephanie (Scott) Haynes, six grandchildren Carissa and 
Cameron Haynes, Jeffery (Kami) and Jeremey (Halie) Wilson, Shawn and 
Christopher (Maeve) Mikes, and five great-grandchildren, Aerial, Kaelyn, Karter, Lily 
and Rainn; sisters Sylvia, Noami, Penny, Sharon and Linda; and two brothers 
Jimmy and Roger. 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter Roxanne Mikes, 
along with her sister Shirley and brother Stanley. Her life's work was her devotion to 
her family. Her family meant the world to her as she meant the world to her family. 
Her avid belief in the Lord was extraordinary, and her faith carried her through until 
the end.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM with 
Pastor Jack Keller officiating. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the 
service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The family requests that the funeral service be 
private with family only, however they invite you to join via livestream. You may 
watch the livestream under Nancy's obituary at www.grfuneralhome.com. You may 
sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring,

Tuesday December 08, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Michael Lee Williams, age 59, of Columbiana, died suddenly on 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his home.

He was born on September 20, 1961 in Salem, a son of Evelyn Webber Johnston, 
and Eugene Williams.

Michael was a 1980 graduate of Crestview High School where he was Class 
President.  He was Captain of the football team and Football Homecoming Royalty. 
He also received the honor of All State linebacker & held the school shot put record 
for over 25 years.  He received his degree from Youngstown State in Drafting & 
Design & Civil Engineering.  Michael had worked as a surveyor for Chamberlin 
Surveying in Columbiana for the past thirty-three years and was a certified OHSAA 
official for basketball.  He refereed in the area for over 7 years.  He was a member 
of the Columbiana Church of the Nazarene where he served as treasurer and was 
actively involved with the "Upward" outreach program.  Michael was an avid Ohio 
sports fan.  He also enjoyed baking, woodworking, and restoring both furniture and 
historical vehicles.  Mostly, Michael was a family man who loved being with his 
family and spending quality time with his grandchildren. 

He is survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Julie A. Lunger 
Williams, whom he married on July 27, 1985; two sons, Ryan Michael (Christina) 
Williams of Evans City, PA, and Shane Michael (Hannah) Williams of Columbiana; 
daughter, Brianne Michelle Williams of Columbiana; two grandchildren, Liam 
Michael Williams, and Madeline Arlene Williams; mother, Evelyn (John) Johnston of 
Greenford; father, Eugene Williams of Columbus; three brothers, Paul (Mary Ann) 
Williams of Salem, Andrew Williams of New Waterford, and Matthew (Lenna) 
Williams of Salem; three sisters, Janet (Robert) Leipheimer of Columbiana, Diane 
Klemann of Tennessee, and Angela (Jon) Walker of Plain City, OH; mother in-law, 
Beverly Lunger of Columbiana; brother In-law, George (Christine) Lunger Jr. of 
Piqua, OH, and sister in-law, Jodi (Matthew) Brooks of Columbiana.  Also surviving 
are several aunts and uncles and many nieces and nephews whom he loved.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 
pm at the Columbiana Church of the Nazarene.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 
social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks will be required.

A private funeral ceremony will be held at a later time with Pastor Jan Winnale 
officiating.

Burial will take place at East Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Twp.

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbiana Church of the Nazarene, 330 
N. Elm St., Columbiana, OH 44408.

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 December 08, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Shirley Ann Diley, 75, passed away quite peacefully at home on 
December 4, 2020 with her family beside her after a bravely fought 5-year battle 
with bone cancer.

Shirley was born February 16, 1945, in Rome, NY, the daughter of Thomas and 
Dorothy Barr McGonnell.

She was a 1963 graduate of Perry High School, and, after graduating top of her 
class from the Hannah E. Mullins School of Nursing, worked for 35 years as an LPN 
at Salem Community Hospital. She was utilized in many different departments, 
including the ER, Med-Surg, Obstetrics, and the Pediatric unit. Her co-workers and 
supervisors describe her as a nurse who was incredibly dedicated to her patients, 
and was always there for those who didn't have anyone. No patient of hers died 
alone. She was reliable, and could be counted on to do what she said she would do. 
The shift after hers was grateful for her, because everything was orderly, set, and 
ready for them upon their arrival. She was good with kids, very well-liked, an 
awesome nurse, and folks were glad to consider her a friend.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed bowling, was a friend to all animals (except 
snakes), loved to dance, excelled at crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and was even 
known to have answered a Jeopardy! question correctly in her sleep. She was a 
constant presence at her children's and grandchildren's sporting events and extra-
curricular activities.

Shirley will be forever missed by her loving and amazingly devoted husband Joe 
Diley of Columbiana, her three children, Scott (Lisa) Belding of Youngstown, Steve 
(Tony Cedeño) Belding of Knoxville TN, and Krista (Brenda Luggie) Belding of 
Harriman TN; step-children Barb (Lee) Alleman of New Cumberland WV, Jon 
(Maggie McDonnell) Diley of Champaign IL, and Brandi Diley of Weirton WV; five 
grandchildren, Aidan, Cayde, Maura, Connor, and Kat; three brothers, Tom (Sheila), 
Kenny, and Mike; several nieces and nephews; three indoor cats, and her herd of 
outdoor cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Sharon, and her brother Gary.

Per Shirley's instructions, there will be no burial service at this time. Instead, her urn 
is to be placed in her home with eyes attached to it, so that she may always keep 
watch of her husband.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making an "in memory" donation to Hospice of the 
Valley or Angels for Animals.

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

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
Robert C. Rupp age 77 of Louisville passed away Friday December 4, 2020 at 
Mercy Medical Center in Canton. He was a resident of Oakhill manor in Louisville.   
He was born August 15, 1943 to Lawrence Hupp and Lucille (Polus) Hupp in 
Maximo, Ohio. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He was self 
employed and was an entrepreneur all of his life.  He will be greatly missed by his 
family that he leaves behind. Per his request cremation will take place and a private 
family burial.  Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home.

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Charles R. Partin (Tuna) age 84 passed away Sunday December 6, 2020 with his 
loving family at his side. He was born November 19, 1936 to the late James Partin 
and Connie (Syme)  Partin in Kayjay, Kentucky. He is survived by his Wife; Joann 
Partin of 41 years, Children; Colleen (Tom) Mathes, Cathy Partin, Carla (Bill) Bunch, 
Craig (Tammy) Partin, Rick (Theresa) Barnhart, Natalie (Richard) Weekley, Melony 
(Craig) Bertolini, Tracy (mark) English, 12 Grandchildren, and several Great- 
Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a Son; Charles (Bub) Partin, Sisters; 
Evadine Bittner, Bernice McCann, and Brother; Willard Partin. Charlie was an avid 
golfer, he had won the Carnation Golf Tournament at one time in his golfing career. 
He played golf with his friends until the age of 83. Then he became ill. He was also 
an avid fisherman. Besides fishing, he enjoyed making fishing lures. He started a 
business with Bob Bowden named Charliebob Lures. (Tune Spoons) where the 
lures he created were shared all over the United States with customers, families, 
and friends. Charlie had a strong love for his children as they did for him. Charlie 
also enjoyed playing pool with his best friend Alsy Moss. We have no doubt he is 
shining down upon us as the brightest star in Heaven. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home.

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
Lake Milton:
Geraldine Rushnok age 74 passed away Friday December 4, 2020 at University 
Hospital Portage Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
She is survived by her loving Husband; Fred of 54 years and a Sister Cheryl. She 
was preceded in death by her Parents and a Sister; Joyce. Geraldine was a 
graduate of Garfield Heights High School. She enjoyed collecting angels. She was 
self-employed as an accountant. She was and excellent housewife. She also had a 
passion for train sets. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends that she 
loved dearly. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
On December 4, 2020, Lynne Thomas (Dougherty) a loving wife and mother of four 
children, passed away at the age of 77. Lynne was born on August 8th, 1943 to 
Phillip and Catherine Dougherty (Brown). She was raised in Leadville, Colorado and 
on June 3rd, 1961 she married her high school sweetheart, James Thomas. 
Together, they raised three children, Greg, Steve and Kathy. Lynne had a passion 
for cooking and for gardening. She also loved to serve others through various 
ministries she was involved while she lived her latter years in Florida. She loved her 
Savior and Lord Jesus Christ and passed peacefully at her home.
Lynne was preceded in death by her father Phillip, mother Catherine and son Scott. 
She is survived by her husband James, and their three children, Greg (Wife Robbie) 
Steve (wife Melissa Isgro Thomas) and Kathy Beyne (engaged to Shawn Frost) with 
9 grandchildren (Gregory James Thomas, Christie Thomas, Ashley Thomas, Katie 
(Thomas) Bodo, Jacob Treece, Brandyn Thomas, Stephanie Thomas, Ethan 
Thomas and Nathaniel Thomas). There are 7 great grandchildren (Alisa Long, 
Justin Thomas, Jasmine Long, Michelle Thomas and Jonathan Bowles, Grant Bodo, 
Daisy Bodo.

No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family 
at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
Joy Vivian (Rice) Thomas of Canfield, passed into Heaven December 5, 2020. Born 
December 26, 1928, Joy was named for her birth season. A June 1947 graduate of 
Chaney High School, Joy attended Wittenberg University, where she was a Delta 
Zeta girl, a proud member of the A Capella Choir and President of the Altar Guild. 
Joy has been corresponding with several of her Wittenberg friends for over 60 
years. Joy’s work record has always been varied and fun! Each job was her favorite! 
Summers were spent as a playground supervisor for the Youngstown Playground 
Association, where she drew, cut, painted and assembled the merry-go-round used 
in their program at summer’s end. Joy loved painting faces on dolls at Plakie Toy, 
and making puppets she used to teach Bible stories at Zion Lutheran Church where 
she was a long-time member. At one time all five members of Joy’s family, (husband 
and three daughters) sang joyfully in Zion’s Choir. Various other work places 
included: Physicians’ and Hospital Credit bureau, Warren Tool Corp., Aerorad Corp., 
Food Center Supermarket and 5 years as a clerk for the Canfield Library. One of her 
greatest devotions was to her Antiques Shop called “Sweet Meadow”, where she 
and her sister Dona held an annual Christmas Open House for thirty-five years. As 
a compliment to their antiques, they sold many one-of-a kind handcrafts they 
specialized in making. Joy and her hubby, William P. Thomas still had time to raise 
three “best-of-all daughters”: Melanie Joy (Salvatore) Sorice, Heidi Jo Thomas and 
Jodi Sue Masters (deceased). Three Italian grandsons made her life complete! 
Salvatore Giuseppe (Sal), Michéle Guglielmo (Mike), and Sabato Giacomo 
(Sammy), Sorice, will miss Gramma Joy forever. From the time they could talk, Joy 
delighted in teaching them a new vocabulary word each day. Although Joy never 
learned to speak Italian, she made sure her Grandsons communicated well in 
English. Joy’s love of “words”, both spoken and written, found her membership in 
the Canfield Writer’s Club a great outlet for their use. At the urging of her 
Grandsons, Joy has written her first book called, “Literary Soup”, and was working 
toward its publication at the time of her death. Joy and “the love of her life”, William 
Perry Thomas—just plain Bill, celebrated 66 years of marriage on May 8, 2020. 
Known as the “Pie Lady”, her devotion to Bill was expressed in presenting him with 
his favorite home made pie (any kind) at dinner time. Also known as the “Flag 
Lady”, she never missed flying our American Flag each day the weather permitted. 
Joy’s special wit and peace-keeping talent will be missed by family and friends who 
loved opening her greeting cards to find a hand written message to each. Friends 
may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 am at Lane Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel. Private services will be held for the family. 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 after seeing 
the family.Joy will be buried next to Jodi Sue in the Canfield Village Cemetery. 
Pastor Duane Jesse of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Tributes may be made to 
the Church Choir Fund for choir robes.

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
Joseph W. Saluga, 88, of Boardman Twp., passed away Tuesday, December 1, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus. Joe was born May 2, 1932 in 
Youngstown the son of Joseph and Helen (Yavorsky) Saluga. He was a graduate of 
Ursuline High School and served in the US Coast Guard. He worked as a surveyor 
and retired after 45 years of service. Joe was of the Catholic faith. His wife, the 
former Myrna Love passed away October 9, 2019. Joe leaves his son Scott Saluga 
and his wife Ann of Lakewood, Ohio and one brother, Bill Saluga of California. 
Besides his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia 
Rogan. Due to Covid-19 there are no calling hours or services at this time. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel.

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Viola Mae Chellis, age 96, of Columbiana, died on Monday, 
December 7, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

She was born on July 20, 1924 in Columbiana, OH, daughter of the late Clarence 
and Mabel Esenwein Crider.

Her Spouse of 60 years, Robert William Chellis, whom she married on October 6, 
1946, preceded her in death on, November 19, 2006.

Viola was a homemaker. She was an excellent cook, especially known for her 
outstanding pies. Her meals were huge, which Bob teased her saying “she must 
think she is feeding threshers.” Her family was first in her life, always helping out 
whenever needed. We were truly blessed to have her in our lives.

Viola is survived by her daughter, Carol A. (Charles) Rupert of Columbiana; a 
daughter in Law, Judy McNally Chellis of Leetonia; granddaughter, Carrie (Nick) 
Pohl; two grandsons, Chad (Karry) Rupert and Todd Chellis; five Great 
Grandchildren, Sydney Madden, Jenna Rupert, Victoria Rupert, Grace Chellis and 
Tessa Chellis.

She was preceded in death by son, Mark A. Chellis; four sisters, Janice, Dorothy, 
Donna, Germaine and two brothers, Danny, Clarence, Jr.

A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Salem Regional Medical Center for 
their care and kindness during these trying times. Also thank you to the wonderful 
staff at Whispering Pines Village, where she resided the past four plus years.

Due to the pandemic the family has decided to postpone services at this time and a 
memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Monday December 07, 2020

Obituary
North Lima - James Frank Wisser , age 78, of East Palestine, died on Sunday, 
December 6, 2020 at The Inn at Glenellen, North Lima.

He was born on December 5, 1942 in McKeesport, PA, son of the late Frank and 
Inez Derr Wisser.

Jim had worked as a General Manager with Valley Industrial Trucking and was a 
member of First United Presbyterian Church of East Palestine. He was a 1961 
graduate of East Palestine High School and a 1965 graduate of Bowling Green 
State University. While at Bowling Green James was a member of the football team 
and served as captain his senior year. After college he was the head football coach 
at Bryan High School and later became an assistant head coach at Amphitheater 
High School in Tucson, Arizona. Jim was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh 
Pirates fan which brought the whole family together.

James is survived by his wife, Claudia “Cookie” Jean Fennell Wisser, whom he 
married on August 1, 1964, son, Trent (Endia) Wisser of Tarpon Springs, FL and 
their children Carter and Parker; daughter, Michele Lee Wisser of Salem and her 
children Hannah, Claudia and Gage and grandchild Estelle; daughter; Kristy Ann 
(Ben) Terwilliger of East Palestine and their children, Joe and Sarah; two sisters, 
Sherrill Savors of East Palestine and Kay Waldron of Leesburg, FL.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan 
Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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

Sunday December 06, 2020

Obituary
Diana L. Blasiman, age 69, of Alliance passed away at Barberton Hospital on 
Saturday December 5th, 2020.

She was born on October 9th, 1951 to Harold and Margaret (Fetters) Pasco. 

Diana graduated from Marlington High School in 1969. She then attended Bowling 
Green University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Diana was 
an elementary school teacher for the Alliance City Schools from 1973-1996. In 
addition to teaching she loved spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Donald Blasiman whom she 
married on July 7th, 1973; daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Mudrick; grandchildren, Hailee 
and Nicholas Mudrick; siblings, Sandy (Don) Kerr, Jerry (Shelly) Pasco, Steven 
Pasco, Mark (Teri) Pasco and Marcia (Rick) Kimble; and several nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Diana’s name can be made to the American 
Diabetes Association PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or online at 
www.diabetes.org

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share condolences and 
memories online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Saturday December 05, 2020

Obituary
Florence M. Pruett, 75 of Austintown died Tuesday afternoon at her residence. 
Florence was born February 10, 1945 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Charles 
Edward and Florence (Shones) Nelson and was a lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from South High School and was a homemaker. She was a hard working 
mother and enjoyed sewing, cooking and going out with friends. Her husband, 
James Pruett, died in 1968. She leaves two sons, Edward Pruett of Austintown and 
James Pruett of Youngstown There will be no services or calling hours. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel.

Saturday December 05, 2020

Obituary
Robert W. Demes, 93 

Robert W. Demes, 93 of Salem, formerly of Canfield, died Friday morning at his 
residence. Robert was born March 1, 1927 in Canfield, a son of the late John and 
Mary (Kohler) Demes and was a lifelong area resident. Robert served in the U.S. 
Army during World War II. He was co-owner with his brother, Steve, of Demes Tool 
and Die for 25 years before working at General Motors for 20 years, retiring in 1997. 
He loved vintage cars, and along with repairing them, he enjoyed golfing and 
bowling. Robert loved to make people laugh. He was a big teaser, always had a 
joke and will be dearly missed. He leaves his wife, the former Mildred M. 
McCluggage, whom he married October 10, 1948; his children, Sandra L. (Robert 
“Bud”) Hough of Ellsworth, Robert L. (Kris) Demes of Berlin Center, John Gary 
(Donna Mae) Demes of Berlin Center, Julie (Patrick) Hill of Canfield; 11 
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Besides his 
parents, Robert was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Barnes and three 
brothers, Steve Demes, John Demes and Edward Demes. Friends may call on 
Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 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 after seeing the family. Private services 
will be held for the family. The family is planning a memorial service for a later date.

Saturday December 05, 2020

Obituary
Lena Mae Brewer went home to be with Jesus on December 4, 2020, at home in 
Mineral Ridge, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Lena was born in Dixon, 
Kentucky to Thomas and Bertha (Agin) Oakley on November 23, 1935. She was 
preceded in death by her first Husband Robert E. Winstead and second Husband 
Charles M. Brewer, two Sisters, one Brother, one Son and two Grandchildren. She 
is survived by Son, Robert (Sheila) Winstead, Dyersburg, TN; Daughter, LaVonda 
(Richard) Thacker, Mineral Ridge, OH; and Stepdaughter Diane Pulse, Beebe, AR; 
eleven Grandchildren and nine Great-Grandchildren. Lena was a devout Christian 
and a Pastors wife for many years, involved in outreach and Church building. She 
was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and a wonderful example to many. 
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 6, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Apostolic 
Assembly Church, 1603 East County Line Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio. Funeral 
services will be held (on a date to be announced) at North Side Church of Jesus 
Christ, Dyersburg, TN with Pastor Phillip Burbridge officiating. Interment will be at 
Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, Indiana. 
Memorial Contributions may be made to Apostolic Assembly Church, Mineral Ridge.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Shirley Ann Diley, 75, passed away quite peacefully at home on 
December 4, 2020 with her family beside her after a bravely fought 5-year battle 
with bone cancer.

Shirley was born February 16, 1945, in Rome, NY, the daughter of Thomas and 
Dorothy Barr McGonnell.

She was a 1963 graduate of Perry High School, and, after graduating top of her 
class from the Hannah E. Mullins School of Nursing, worked for 35 years as an LPN 
at Salem Community Hospital. She was utilized in many different departments, 
including the ER, Med-Surg, Obstetrics, and the Pediatric unit. Her co-workers and 
supervisors describe her as a nurse who was incredibly dedicated to her patients, 
and was always there for those who didn't have anyone. No patient of hers died 
alone. She was reliable, and could be counted on to do what she said she would do. 
The shift after hers was grateful for her, because everything was orderly, set, and 
ready for them upon their arrival. She was good with kids, very well-liked, an 
awesome nurse, and folks were glad to consider her a friend.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed bowling, was a friend to all animals (except 
snakes), loved to dance, excelled at crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and was even 
known to have answered a Jeopardy! question correctly in her sleep. She was a 
constant presence at her children's and grandchildren's sporting events and extra-
curricular activities.

Shirley will be forever missed by her loving and amazingly devoted husband Joe 
Diley of Columbiana, her three children, Scott (Lisa) Belding of Youngstown, Steve 
(Tony Cedeño) Belding of Knoxville TN, and Krista (Brenda Luggie) Belding of 
Harriman TN; step-children Barb (Lee) Alleman of New Cumberland WV, Jon 
(Maggie McDonnell) Diley of Champaign IL, and Brandi Diley of Weirton WV; five 
grandchildren, Aidan, Cayde, Maura, Connor, and Kat; three brothers, Tom (Sheila), 
Kenny, and Mike; several nieces and nephews; three indoor cats, and her herd of 
outdoor cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Sharon, and her brother Gary.

Per Shirley's instructions, there will be no burial service at this time. Instead, her urn 
is to be placed in her home with eyes attached to it, so that she may always keep 
watch of her husband.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making an "in memory" donation to Hospice of the 
Valley or Angels for Animals.

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

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Donna R. Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. She was born August 7, 1930 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Raymond A. and Rhea Mae (Abblett) Leipper.

Donna was a graduate of the Salem High School Class of 1948. She was a member 
of the First Christian Church, where she participated in Sunday school classes and 
the Joy Club. She was talented, welcoming, and kind. Her love was gentle and 
unconditional. As life changed and the family grew, she never stopped learning new 
things or graciously offering warmth and home to others. Donna found joy in the 
arts, including knitting, crocheting, playing the dulcimer, painting, drawing, and 
countless other hobbies. She will live on in handmade blankets, pysanky (Ukrainian 
painted eggs), landscape paintings, and the sound of dulcimer strings. Everyone’s 
hearts, homes, and memories are full of the gifts she crafted, the lessons she 
passed down, and the spirit she generously shared.

Her husband, Ray C. Snyder, whom she married November 27, 1949, preceded her 
in death on August 2, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Snyder Frantz of Birmingham, AL; two sons, 
Michael (Nancy) Snyder of Afton, NY, and Gary (Megan) Snyder of Akron; a brother, 
Jack R. Leipper of Salem; eight grandchildren, Wendy Frantz Bivins, Kathryn Frantz 
Brownstein, Margaret Frantz, Julie Snyder, Brooke Snyder, Kyle Snyder, Elizabeth 
Cowperthwaite, and Molly Cowperthwaite; and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Donna’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Ruth G. Hawkins, age 94, of Columbiana, died peacefully on 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dalton, OH, daughter of the late George and 
Grace St. John Houser.

Ruth had worked as a teller with New Waterford Bank, a secretary with WS George 
Pottery and was a member of East Fairfield United Methodist Church where she 
had served as Sunday school teacher in the past and served as financial secretary. 
After retiring her and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and did so for 
eighteen years. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting, cross Stitching, reading and time with 
her family.

Her husband, Robert Wesley Hawkins, whom she married on November 29, 1944, 
preceded her in death on, September 3, 2011.

Ruth is survived by three children, Ruth (Bill) Rowley, Thomas (Laurie) Hawkins and 
Alice (Jerry) Peppel all of Columbiana; seven Grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Thorne, 
Becky (Shaun) Donovan, Dan (Heather) Hawkins, Erin (Rocky) Hartz, Jenna (Matt) 
Stevens, Brian (Brittany) Peppel, Kelly (Adrian) Labra and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ada Hauenstein and Leta Young 
and a brother, Victor "Bud" St. John Houser.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church, New Waterford, with Edie Boles officiating. 
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Burial will follow at East Fairfield Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 
45675 St. Rt. 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
HOWLAND - Evelyn Ruth Capel Thompson, 88, passed away on Wednesday 
December 2, 2020. Evelyn was born on January 11, 1932, in Shaker Heights, OH to 
David and Thelma (Sanford) Capel. 
She was a January 1950 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She worked 
on all their reunions and was the overseer and treasurer of the class. 
At age 16 Evelyn worked at Warren Sanitary Dairy as a “Soda Jerk” and made 
many No. 1 Banana Splits and No. 6 BaliBalis. After graduation she worked at the 
Warren Tribune Chronicle in the Classified Ad Dept. 
In her teenage years, Evelyn loved to babysit. Then later on she liked to play cards 
(Pinochle, Mahjongg) with her friends. She also liked doing crafts, knitting, and 
traveling the world with her husband. She always enjoyed her pets and being 
around her grandchildren. 
In 1951, she went to work at The Union Savings and Trust Co. as Secretary for Vice 
President Chuck Foley. After raising their children, she returned to Chase Bank and 
later retired after 26 years. 
Evelyn was an active member of Howland Community Church and was an Acolyte. 
She was also a member of the Women’s Christian Fellowship and was their 
treasurer for 16 years. She always had her hands “In the Money”. 
Evelyn was to meet her one and only husband, Leroy Ed Thompson, on the 18th of 
the month. They met on the 18th, were engaged on the 18th and were married on 
the 18th of September 1954. They had been married for 66 years. 
She is survived by her husband Ed; her three children, Dennis Edward (Kim) 
Thompson of Champion, David Earl (Beth) Thompson of Aiken, South Carolina, and 
Denise Evelyn (Edward) Newhouse of Howland; her six grandchildren Dana, Sean, 
Brad, Amanda, Davis, and Natalie; her two sisters Marion Masters of Warren and 
Janet Biggin of Howland; her sister-in-law Helen Capel of Florida; many cousins, 
nieces and nephews and a pet dog named Lily. 
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, David Capel. 
Visitation for Evelyn will be on Tuesday December 8, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 
p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, where the funeral 
service will start at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Erica L. Brown officiating. Burial will be at 
Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to the Howland 
Community Church (Memorial Fund), 198 Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren, Ohio, 
44484 or to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown 
Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, Ohio 44473.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Jack Reese passed away early Monday morning, November 30, 2020 at Briarfield 
Manor Assisted Living Center. Jack was born November 2, 1935 in Youngstown the 
son of the late Ralph and Minnie (Gray) Reese. He was a lifelong area resident and 
a 1954 graduate of Hubbard High School. After high school Jack served in the US 
Marine Corps from June of 1954 until June of 1956. After his service to his country, 
Jack worked for the East Ohio Gas Company for 36 years, retiring in 1994. He 
served on Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Jackson Township 
Zoning Board, the Jackson Milton School Board, and was a founding member of the 
Jackson Milton Lions Club and the Jackson Milton Foundation. Jack was a member 
of Our Lady of the Lakes – St. James Parish. He enjoyed farming, vacationing with 
family and friends, attending grandchildren’s activities and rooting for Ohio State, 
Youngstown State, and Cleveland Sport’s teams. Jack also enjoyed attending 
Friday lunches with his cousins. Jack leaves his wife of 62 years, the former 
Jeannette Good, whom he married November 15, 1958, two sons, Anthony 
(Christine Slanco) Reese and Jack (Danielle Garner) Reese II, three grandchildren, 
Alyssa, Lauren, and Lucas Reese and one sister Sara Jane Reese. Besides his 
parents, Jack was preceded in death by two sisters, Dona Wittenauer and Shirley 
Reese. Due to Covid-19 there are no calling hours or services at this time. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests donations be made to Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in 
Jack’s name. Arrangement were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
WARREN – Karol Ann Ryan, née Richter, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, 
companion, treasured friend, and caregiver to many, died Wednesday, December 2, 
2020, at the age of 75. She passed away in her cherished home of over 30 years. 
Karol was born on January 5, 1945 to Florence Sole and Eugene Richter on the 
United States Army’s base in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Karol graduated from Windham 
High School in Windham, Ohio. On July 16, 1964, Karol married James Thomas 
Ryan, to whom she remained married until Mr. Ryan’s death in 2003. 
Karol worked for 42 years at Delphi Packard in Warren, retiring in 2007. During her 
years at Delphi, Karol volunteered her time and love to several charitable 
organizations and modeled for local businesses. After retirement, Karol acted as a 
caregiver to many in the community, including her mother, who was a favorite 
resident at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles. Karol also enjoyed creating jewelry 
for her friends and family. 
One of the great loves of Karol’s life was her son, James Timothy Ryan, with whom 
she often laughed, visited, and traveled. Karol and her longtime companion, Frank 
Petretich, enjoyed working outside, the occasional margarita with Mexican food, 
crossword puzzles, and teasing each other. 
In 2015, Karol faced a life-changing diagnosis that never daunted her; never 
diminished her spirit. Indeed, the courage with which Karol bravely battled her 
illness was unmatched and inspiring. Karol’s fight persisted until her very last 
breath, with Frank by her side. For the grace and care provided by the Cleveland 
Clinic and her caregivers, Karol’s family remains forever grateful. 
Survivors include Karol’s beloved son, James Timothy Ryan, and his wife, Joanna 
Curtis; Karol’s longtime companion Frank Petretich; brothers Joseph Richter, 
Charles Tiliske, Frank Meadows, and Walter Namoski; sister Florence Allen; nieces 
Holly Rickard, Veronica Moore, and Samantha Allen; nephews Geno Allen and 
Anthony Allen; great-niece Tyler Rickard; and many longtime friends. 
There will be no services due to the pandemic. When it is safe to do so, the family 
will host a celebration of life at a place to be determined. 
The family created the Karol Ryan Memorial Fund with the Hirshberg Foundation for 
Pancreatic Cancer Research located at http://pancreatic.org/how-you-can-help/you-
can-help-funds/ To donate, click on “Give to a Fundraiser” and type in Karol Ryan. 
You will be directed to her page. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family. 
Arrangements provided by Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Edna Hahn, 94, died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Salem North 
Healthcare Center. She was born February 2, 1926, in Salem, daughter of the late 
Simon and Elsie Edna (Donley) Baird.

Edna was a 1944 graduate of Greenford High School. She worked as a secretary in 
the shipping department of Electric Furnace Co. For 31 years. Edna was a member 
of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She loved knitting and was an avid Cleveland 
Sports fan.

Her husband, Wayne O. Hahn whom she married October 25, 1949 preceded her in 
death June 8, 1999.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Haney and Barbara (Jeff) Meyers, both of 
Salem; brother, Glenn Baird of Bay Village and one grandson, Patrick Haney.

Besides her parents and her husband, a sister, Jean Kennedy and three brothers, 
Orrie Snyder, Paul Baird and Kenneth Baird also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Rev. Aimee Raymond officiating. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. For the 
safety of the Hahn family, 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.

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.

Friday December 04, 2020

Obituary
Janice J. Guest, age 99, passed away peacefully at Crandall Medical Center on 
December 2, 2020.

She was born on June 13, 1921 to Eugena and Theresa (Giesberger) Goff in New 
Salisbury, Ohio. 

Janice graduated from Minerva High School in 1939. She was the owner of the 
Former Lincoln Dairy Sugar and Spice and Minerva Wine and Beer.

Janice was a member of Union Avenue United Methodist Church. She was also a 
member of the Order of the Eastern Star #296 and a lifetime member of the BPOE 
auxiliary #467, the VFX auxiliary and the American Legion auxiliary. Janice was also 
involved in the Art Club, Republican Club, and the Senior Center. She was the 
former President of the Elks Widows Club.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Dr. F. Eugene (Carol) Guest of 
Pennsylvania; 8 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; many great-great 
grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clinton Frank Guest, 
whom she married December 21, 1942 and who passed in 1985; her son, Larry 
Guest; and her sister, Norma Lorenz.

A graveside service will be held on December 7 at 1:00 p.m at East Lawn Cemetery 
in Minerva.

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

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Majken Souers Wilson, age 63, passed away peacefully at Brewster Parke Assisted 
Living on December 2, 2020.

She was born on March 4, 1957 to James and Betty (Seitz) Souers. 

Majken graduated from Alliance High School in 1976. She then attended The 
University of Akron where she received an Associate’s Degree in Library 
Technology. Majken was a home health aide for Caring Hands in Alliance and 
Cambridge Home Health Care in Canton. She also worked for Country Home Adult 
Care Facility.

Majken was a member of New Life Ministries.

Those left to cherish her memory are her  sister, Cherene Schaffer; brother, Dennis 
(Rusty) Souers; niece, Julie Stephens (Jim Hoover); great-niece, Madilyne 
McMichael; great-nephews, Draven, Gage, and Trystin Stephens; great-great-
nephews, Amoni, Aquarion, Acari; and care-giver, Stephanie Naugule and her 
family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 7th from 5-7 p.m at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.

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

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Joseph Edward Black passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home. Ed, 
as he went by, was born March 12, 1944 in Prince William County, Virginia the son 
of Edward Daniel and Nora Joanna (Ross) Black. He was a 1962 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State 
University. Ed also served in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War. Ed worked for 
the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts. Prior to the clerk of Courts Office Ed was a 
Bailiff for Judge Economus. He was a member of the National Cartoonist Society 
and was an avid cartoonist and animation historian. His work appeared in various 
legal and cartoon publications including articles he wrote on many renowned 
cartoonists. He was a radio and T.V. News reporter and weather man for WKBN and 
WBBW in the ‘70’s and 80’s. Ed spoke many languages, including Korean, which he 
used as a language specialist in the US Army. Ed had an extensive knowledge of 
classical music and loved listening to WYSU FM. He leaves three children, Daniel 
Edward (Jenn) Black, Monica Montgomery and Matthew (Micki) Taylor, four 
grandchildren, Sabrina, Autumn, and Allison Black and Syd Taylor, as well as one 
brother, Daniel (Marcy) Black and one sister, Camille (Bill) Wade and a niece Kenzie 
Hanlon. ED was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Nora Black. A memorial 
service for Ed will be held next year. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy Ellen Maloney Wakin passed away early Monday November 30, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus. Dorothy was born October 10, 1946 in 
Youngstown, the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (DeRose) Maloney. She was a 
1964 graduate of Ursuline High School with honors. She was a member of the Glee 
Club and sang and danced in multiple productions throughout her school years. She 
was a member of the National Honor society. She was the Assistant Head Majorette 
in the school band. She received her diploma in Nursing from St. Elizabeth’s school 
of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Youngstown State 
University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dorothy worked at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital for 17 years. She was an Assistant Nurse Manager and the Nurse Manager 
of a General Medical/Surgical Unit. She also worked in Intermediate 
Medical/Surgical, and Progressive Cardiac Care. She went to Northside Medical 
Center in 1984. She was the Nurse Manager of the Medical Intensive/Coronary 
Care Unit. She also managed the Progressive Care Unit and 2 North Medical 
Monitor. She was on Multiple committees and taskforces. She was nominated for 
employee of the month twice. She was a great educator to all her staff and all 
Critical Care Nurses. Dorothy was highly respected by the Nursing Department and 
upper Management. Dorothy also received her Critical Care Nurse Certification in 
1992. She was and instructor for Basic Life Support as well as Advanced Life 
Support. She was a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 
and Sigma Theta Tau. She retired after 34 years in 2001. Dorothy was a member of 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica. Continuing her love for music, she joined Sweet 
Adelines International. She sang with the Spirit of the Valley Chorus, Youngstown, 
Ohio , the Renaissance Rhythm Chorus, Beaver Falls, PA., and did a dual 
membership with the Sounds of Pittsburgh chorus and sang at the Sweet Adeline’s 
International Competition in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. She became a member 
of the award- winning Sounds of Pittsburgh chorus in 2011. In 2016, the chorus 
received third place medals for Harmony Classic International in Las Vegas. 
Dorothy was an avid sports fan. She was a “die hard” Indians fan. Dorothy leaves 
her husband John Wakin, whom she has been with since 1987 and officially married 
March 31, 2001, two daughters, Stacy (Patrick) Howlett of Poland and Jamie (Eric) 
Bella of Austintown, three grandchildren, Ryan and Lorin Sam and Patrick Howlett 
Jr. all of Poland, two sisters, Beverly Maloney and Jessica Bevan both of Hilton 
Head, SC., and one brother, Edward (Vivian) Maloney of Farmington Hills, MI, 
Brother in law Simon (Kiki) Wakin of Canfield, in addition to many nieces, nephews, 
cousins and friends. Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a 
sister Patricia Maloney Scanlon and a nephew Richard Coustillac. Due to the 
pandemic a Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life for Dorothy will be held 
at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Chapel. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Clara Amelia Harvey, of Clemmons, NC, formerly of Austintown, passed away on 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 93. Clara was born March 19,1927 in 
McDonald, the daughter of Charles and Twyla (Christman) Etzweiler. As a young 
woman, she served as the Postmaster for the United States Postal Service in 
Mineral Ridge during WWII. Later in life she worked as a Cashier at Nobil Shoe 
Store and office manager at Grant’s in the Austintown Plaza. Clara was a member 
of the First Federated Church in North Jackson. She had an amazing gift of love for 
people as she was always available to encourage, support and brighten someone’s 
day and at the ready to tell a joke or two. Her family, whom she cherished, knew her 
as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. On March 27, 1948, she 
married the love of her life, Eugene H. Harvey, who passed away on February 24, 
2008. She leaves to honor her memory three children, Delores (Paul) Ewing of 
Clemmons, NC, Laurel (David) Phillips of Austintown and Paul (Andrea) Harvey of 
Austintown, one sister, Vera Davidson of North Jackson, seven grandchildren, 
eleven great grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Besides her 
parents and husband, Clara was preceded in death by one brother, Charles 
Etzweiler and infant twin siblings. Due to Covid-19, private services were held on 
Friday. Clara was laid to rest beside her husband in North Jackson Cemetery. In lieu 
of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice. Local arrangements were entrusted 
to Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may view this 
obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Joanne (Wendel) Morrison, 61, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 
the Cleveland Clinic. She was born August 2, 1959 in Warren, Ohio, daughter of the 
late Joseph A. and Mary Ellen (Naughton) Wendel.

Joanne was a general manager at McDonalds for 40 years. She received seven 
Northeast Ohio Manager Awards, a Supervisor of the Year Award and the Ray Kroc 
Award. Joanne managed McDonalds restaurants in Salem, Alliance, Louisville and 
Canton, and was a member of Salem Italian Club. In her spare time, she loved 
playing cards with her friends, enjoyed gardening and decorating her home at the 
holidays for people to enjoy. In recent times, she enjoyed long rides in the car.

Survivors include her husband, James Morrison Sr., whom she married September 
3, 1977; son James Morrison Jr. of Cincinnati; sisters, Barb (Ed McIlduff) Wendel of 
Kent, Dr. Genie (Don Yeasted) Wendel of Salem and Marti Wendel (Joe Little) of 
Salem; brother, Dr. Paul (Joyce) Wendel of Westerville; several nieces and 
nephews; her beloved cat, Princess and grand puppy, Twixie.

A private funeral service will be Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Stark Memorial with 
certified celebrant, Daniel P. Madden. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2020 at the 
funeral home. For the safety of the Morrison family, 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460 or Ronald McDonald House Charities of NE Ohio, 1045 Euclid 
Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.

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

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Julian A. Parks, better known as Billy, was the son of the late Frank and Alma 
Parks.  He was born and raised in Alliance, Ohio, where he remained until 1976.  
On March 12, 1976, he became a proud member of the United States Army, where 
he served as a truck driver in both Germany and the United States.  Valuing the 
importance of an education, it was during his tour at Fort Dix, NJ where he earned 
his High School Diploma from Pemberton Township H.S. in September 1977.  Julian 
went on to serve achieving the rank of Specialist until his Honorable Discharge on 
June 14, 1979.

Julian then moved to Philadelphia, PA, where he met and married his soul mate and 
the love of his life, Veronica Parks (Leftenant), affectionately known as Nick.  They 
were married on October 8, 1977.  As they started their new life together, Julian with 
his tremendous work ethic and newly acquired skills from the military found work to 
provide for his family.  Most notably in his career was his time as a laborer, working 
for Merit Metal and transitioning to Tyco International where he retired in 2014.

Julian’s wit, engaging personality and interest in the events of the day earned him a 
couple of nicknames from those who knew him.  “Big Bill” and “Mr. President” to 
name a few.  Always good with math, Big Bill was bestowed upon him for his 
tenacity for trying his hand with “Lady Luck.”  Some simply called him a professional 
gambler as evidenced by his VIP status at his favorite casino where he frequently 
enjoyed the accompanying perks and gifts.  Resulting in him giving away many of 
those gifts to family and friends.  The title Mr. President was a result of him always 
staying in the know and having an opinion on local and global events.  Mr. President 
was most fitting, as Billy was actively involved in Philly’s local politics.  Starting with 
him being voted in as Block Captain and going on to become a precinct 
Committeeman for Philadelphia’s 28th Ward. Helping the campaigns and elections 
of several city officials, most notably was Philadelphia’s former Mayor Honorable W. 
Wilson Goode (1984-1992). Julian loved to travel by road with his wife, and did so 
frequently.  He constantly amazed family and friends with his ability to remember 
directions and addresses.  His memory was his GPS.

Proceeding him in death are his wife of 37 years, Veronica “Nick” Parks, and 
siblings Frank Parks II, Charles “CJ” Everett III, and Nettie Mae Johnson.

Julian is survived by son Adontis Atkins, Sr. and daughter-in-law Dianna Atkins; 
daughter Tammy Anderson; two sisters Shirley Ruth Ware and Susie Mae Rice, 
three sisters-in law Saundra Williams, Artesia Gilliam, and Evelyn Hawkins; three 
brothers-in-law, Freddy Rice, Charles Leftenant, Larry Gilliam, and Lonzia Hawkins 
Jr.; 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends who 
have fond memories.

Friend may call on December 5th from 1:30-3:15 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.

A private family service will be held.

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

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Rolland E. Sluss, age 87, of Louisville, OH passed away Wednesday, December 2, 
2020 in his home. He was born August 20, 1933 in Louisville to the late Donald and 
Margaret (Nimon) Sluss. Rolland was an Army Veteran and he was retired from J&L 
Steel. He was a lifelong member of Paradise United Church of Christ. He enjoyed 
volunteering for the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society and belonging to the 
LCOC and AACA Car Clubs. Rolland was a member of the William H. Hoover 
Masonic Lodge #770 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Tadmor Temple of 
Akron and the Alliance Shrine Club.

Rolland is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy (Wagner) Sluss; his son, David 
(Cheryl Capezzuti) Sluss; a sister, Deloris Sluss; a brother, Richard (Gini) Sluss; two 
grandchildren, Stephanie and Cassidy Sluss.

Funeral and Masonic services (with masks and social distancing) will be 11am 
Monday at Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 E. Main St, Louisville, OH 44641 
with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will 10-11am Monday morning 
at the church. Rolland will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of 
flowers memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Community Cupboard, 
PO Box 84, Louisville, OH 44641.   Stier-Israel Funeral Hom

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - George Junior Corl, 92, died December 1, 2020 at his residence 
surrounded by his family. George was born on December 20, 1927 in 
Washingtonville, OH, a son of the late Fred and Alice (King) Corl.

George was a 1945 graduate of Leetonia High School. He was a truck driver for 
Land Mark Foods and previously at Chappell and Zimmerman.  He also was a 
janitor at Buckeye School.

George was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the United 
States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Some of his passions were painting ceramics and fishing as well as traveling, where 
he traveled all 50 states with his wife, Rose.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Rose Marie (Quinn) Corl, whom he married 
Dec. 16, 1950; his children Diane (Michael) Ferreri of Salem, George Corl of 
Westminster, CA, Jeff Corl of Eugene, OR, Nancy Corl of North Lima, Sharon 
(Craig) Harvey, and Scott (Tonya) Corl of Clayton, NC; seven grandchildren; four 
great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by one son, Michael Corl; and 
five sisters, Mary Alexander, Vivian Jacobson, Eleanor Sposetta, Marie Hearn, and 
June Zocolo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday Dec. 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. 
Paul Church, with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating.

 Friends and family will be received Monday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at Stark 
Memorial. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery, with military honors by the 
Salem Honor Guard.

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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Patricia C. Nelson, age 78, of Columbiana, died on Wednesday, 
December 2, 2020 at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on March 15, 1942 in Enon Valley, PA, a daughter of the late Samuel 
and Waunetta Roshon Hogue.

Patricia was a graduate of Fairfield High and was a member of the First Christian 
Church of Columbiana.  In her younger days, she enjoyed roller skating with her 
husband, Samuel.  She also enjoyed vacationing in the Outer Banks, NC., and had 
a passion for shopping.  Mostly, Patricia enjoyed spending time with her family and 
her beloved grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Nelson, whom she married on June 25, 
1965; four daughters, Renee (George) Hartman of Leetonia, Kimberly (Jon) Schick 
of Columbiana, Shannon (Bradley) Shultz of New Middletown, and Samantha 
Hughes of Boardman; a brother, James R. (Kay) Hogue of Columbiana, and two 
sisters, Kathy (Phil) Hooker of Tonopah, AZ, and Marcia (Gene) Carr of Canfield.  
Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother, Larry Hogue and a sister, Linda Spears.

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

Donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to the First Christian Church of 
Columbiana, 39 Cherry St, Columbiana, OH 44408.

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

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Nancy Carnahan age 50 of Alliance passed away Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 
home. Nancy was born on February 13, 1970 in Sarasota, Florida to Larry 
Carnahan Sr. and Helen (Coleman) Carnahan. Nancy was a 1989 graduate of 
Alliance High School. She is survived by her Daughter; Jazmin Carnahan, Sisters; 
Bonnie Freeders, Evelyn Carnahan, Brother; Larry Carnahan Jr., Grandparents; 
Austin and Betty Carnahan, multiple Nieces, Nephews, Great- Nieces, and Great 
Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents; and a Sister; Betty 
Carnahan. Nancy loved her daughter and her family. She also loved her clients that 
she enjoyed caring for. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.  Per her 
wishes she has been cremated and no public 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.

Thursday December 03, 2020

Obituary
Betty Jean Bruner, age 93, of Paris, OH passed away Wednesday, December 2, 
2020. She was born July 1, 1927 in Alliance, OH to the late Elmer and Merle 
(Culler) Bruner. Betty was a 1945 graduate of Alliance High School and she was a 
member of the Freeburg Church of the Brethren. She had worked for many years at 
the former McCoy’s Market in Alliance.

As per her wishes, no services are planned at this time. Betty will be laid to rest in 
Freeburg Cemetery. Online condolences may be left 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Wednesday December 02, 2020

Obituary
Rocco “Rocky” Irilli passed away Monday morning, November 30, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. He was the youngest son of the late Rocco and 
Immaculata (Capegreco) Irilli. He leaves his wife, Kathleen Waddell Irilli, whom he 
married August 19, 1976, daughters Suzanne Irilli, April Ann Irilli (Dan) Yeany, his 
beloved granddaughter, Gabriella Irilli-Crowley, brothers, Joseph (Doris) and Frank 
(Martha). He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Patricia Marshall Irilli, 
whom he married in1966 and who passed away in May of 1974, and a sister, 
Carmel Scarnecchia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel. There will be no calling hours or services at this time. Family 
and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday December 02, 2020

Obituary
Dianne Bennington Mauerman, 79 of Austintown passed into the arms of her Lord 
peacefully December 1, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones, from complications of 
dementia. Dianne was born May 6, 1941 to Clark and Betty Bennington. She 
attended Austintown Fitch High School. Dianne loved being outdoors with her 
flowers and garden. She loved traveling and vacationing with her husband Gary. 
She loved drives thru Millcreek Park. She fought the courageous battle for more 
than a year. Dianne was preceded in death by her father, Clark, mother, Betty and 
Step-father, Ray Parks. She leaves her husband, Gary; sons, Scott (Margie) Grimm 
of Cape Coral, FL, Bill (Sandra) Grimm of Mansfield, TX, Gordon; step-son, Michael 
Mauerman of Youngstown; daughter, Cindi and step-daughter, Deana (David) Fitch 
of new Middletown; a sister, Carol (Dave) Yargo of Austintown; an aunt, Maxine 
Grgich of Santa Maria, CA; sisters-in-laws, Ruth Ann (John) Field of Struthers, 
Debbie Lederman of Powhatten, VA and loving niece Debbie (Bill) Rupp of 
Austintown. Along with other caring nieces and nephews, Dianne was proud of the 
fact she had 20 grandchildren along with numerous great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel. There will be no services or calling hours. Donations to the Hospice of the 
Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512 are appreciated.

Wednesday December 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - George Junior Corl, 92, died December 1, 2020 at his residence 
surrounded by his family. George was born on December 20, 1927 in 
Washingtonville, OH, a son of the late Fred and Alice (King) Corl.

George was a 1945 graduate of Leetonia High School. He was a truck driver for 
Land Mark Foods and previously at Chappell and Zimmerman.  He also was a 
janitor at Buckeye School.

George was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the United 
States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Some of his passions were painting ceramics and fishing as well as traveling, where 
he traveled all 50 states with his wife, Rose.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Rose Marie (Quinn) Corl, whom he married 
Dec. 16, 1950; his children Diane (Michael) Ferreri of Salem, George Corl of 
Westminster, CA, Jeff Corl of Eugene, OR, Nancy Corl of North Lima, Sharon 
(Craig) Harvey, and Scott (Tonya) Corl of Clayton, NC; seven grandchildren; four 
great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by one son, Michael Corl; and 
five sisters, Mary Alexander, Vivian Jacobson, Eleanor Sposetta, Marie Hearn, and 
June Zocolo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday Dec. 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. 
Paul Church, with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating.

 Friends and family will be received Monday from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at Stark 
Memorial. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery, with military honors by the 
Salem Honor Guard.

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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Wednesday December 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Barbara L. Sommers, 83, died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Hospital. She was born December 5, 1936 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Charles and Quindola (Sanderson) London.

Barbara starter her career as a secretary for Atty. Geoffrey Goll, then went on to 
work for Atty. Bruce Williams for three years and Atty. Earl Schory for 15 years. She 
was a Christian by faith. Barbara loved to crochet, do puzzles, and loved her 
children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a great friend to 
everyone.

Survivors include her husband, John Sommers; daughter, Diana Lynn Sommers; 
brother, Larry London; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, a brother, John L. Sommers IV and a sister, Nancy Hlavack 
also preceded her in death,

No services or calling hours will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4500 
Rockside Rd., #380, Independence, OH 44131.

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.

Wednesday December 02, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia – Joseph M. Billet, 85, of Leetonia, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 
the Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on December 26, 1934 in Leetonia, a son of the late Anthony and 
Antoinette Mowry Billet

Mr. Billet was a graduate of Leetonia High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corps 
During the Korean War and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He was 
a member of the Leetonia Athletic Hall of Fame, the Joe Williams Post #131 
American Legion, Leetonia, the Knights of Columbus, Leetonia, the Leetonia Eagles 
and the Italian American Club, Leetonia.

His wife, Beverly Jean Gluckner, whom he married, April 26, 1958, preceded him in 
death on November 21, 2019.

He is survived by two sons, Andrew J. (Bobbie) Billet of Salem and Thomas V. 
(Katie) Billet of Alliance; his grandchildren, Joseph (Stephanie) Billet and their 
children Henry and Bethany; Andrew (Bronwyn) Billet and their son Bruce; Kelly 
(Dan) Bogunovich and their son Daniel; and Anna (Lucas) Strouble.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Anita Briden.

A private funeral service will be held at Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia with 
Father Robert Edwards Officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Association or the St. 
Patrick Catholic Church Food Pantry.

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

Wednesday December 02, 2020

Obituary
Hubert Blades, age 75, of Alliance, passed away on Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 
Aultman Hospital.

He was born July 28, 1945 in Easton, MD. Hubert married Sara Peebles on October 
29, 1971 in St. Michaels, MD. Hubert was veteran of the US Army and served in the 
101st Airborne during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a prison guard for fourteen 
years, retiring in 1999. Hubert also was a truck driver taking loads to all lower 48 
states and Canada before retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Louisville VFW 
7490.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sara (Peebles) Blades; five children, 
Bert (Gabrielle) Blades of Bozman, MD, Brion (Jennifer Greene) Blades of 
Norristown, PA, Bethany (Ret. SFC Jerald) Simmons of Alliance, Jessi Blades 
(Shannon) of Yellow Springs, OH and Michelle (Billy Mills) Goldsborough of 
Salibury, MD; grandchildren, Gabriella Blades, Brion Jr. and Sara Blades, Maelynn, 
Jerry, and Tomas Simmons, Austin, Robbie, Aly, Zander and Sophia Goldsborough; 
great-grandchildren, Ray J, Kevin, Gabe, McKenna and Saige Paisleigh; brother, 
Roy (Cheryl) E. Blades; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Elwood “Turtle” Blades, 
Tommy Blades and Eddie Blades.

A celebration of life 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 December 02, 2020

Marilyn J. (Burger) Williams, 84, of Massillon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 
December 1, 2020 at Hennis Care Center in Dover, Ohio. 
Born on January 12, 1936 in Alliance, to Charles and Clarice (Cracknell) Burger, 
she lived in Massillon for most of her life. 
Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 
Survivors include her three sons, John (Joanne) Williams, Laverne (Kristy) Williams 
and Marlin (Darcy) Williams; seven grandchildren, Autumn, Jacob, Kasey, Nicholas, 
Garren, Simon and Flynn Williams; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death were her parents. 
Her Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 
You are invited to view Marilyn's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Dorothy Olejnik, 79, passed away on Saturday morning, November 28, 
2020 at St. Joseph Hospital. 
Dorothy was born on August 24, 1941 in Lodi, OH to the late Rook and Anne 
Slorgie. She went to high school at Cloverleaf in Lodi. Dorothy married the love of 
her life, Andy Olejnik on June 2, 1958 and they created a beautiful life together. 
She was of Presbyterian faith. She enjoyed working at the Vienna Presbyterian 
Church for the Women’s Association. Dorothy was considered a domestic goddess 
and she loved to cook. 
Dorothy will be deeply missed by her husband of 62 years, Andy; her children Eric 
(Christine) Olejnik, Anatole (Rebecca) Olejnik, Nina (Keith) Long, and Kathleen 
(Robert) Johnston; her nine grandchildren Anthony, Krista, Eric, Ryan, Sydney, 
Gabriel, Noah, Kamryn, and Shane; her great grandchild baby Futrel who is on the 
way; and many other family and friends. 
Visitation for Dorothy will be held on Friday December 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 
11:00 a.m. at North-Mar Church, located at 3855 East Market St, Warren, OH 
44484, with services beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Paul Armitage will be officiating 
the services. 
Dorothy will be laid to rest at Vienna Township Cemetery. 
Flowers may be sent to Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel or directly to 
North-Mar Church. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and heartfelt 
condolences with Dorothy’s family.

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Obituary
Howland - Randall “Randy” L. Fife, 58, passed away peacefully Nov. 26 at home 
with his family by his side following a short battle with cancer. 
Randy was born on Oct. 28, 1962 in Niles, Ohio to Saundra (McGowen) and Estle 
(Frog) Fife. Randy graduated in 1981 from Gordon D. 
James Career Center as a diesel mechanic. Randy then joined the U.S. Army in 
January of 1982 and married the love of his life, Kerri Roberts, on April 17, 1982. 
Randy and Kerri then moved to Texas and from Texas, the couple moved to Hawaii 
where they lived in Waialua and watched the sunset over the ocean every night. 
The couple then returned to their hometown of Niles and purchased their first home 
in Howland, Ohio. Randy enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting, and 
target shooting. This past summer him and his oldest son Randall spent many days 
fishing, hiking, and camping. Randy enjoyed campfires and had many good times 
with his family around a backyard fire. Randy loved target shooting with his 
youngest son Roland and spent time on his deck with his daughter Maxine. 
Watching Spongebob was a favorite pastime with his granddaughter Mariah, as well 
as trips to Wendy’s for a frosty. Randy worked at West Minerals many years and 
upon leaving there worked as a carpenter owning his own business, RJ’s Home 
Improvement. Randy will be remembered as a giving, caring, and kind man who 
would help anyone at any time. Randy was preceded in death by his mother 
Saundra, brother Richie, cousin Holly, and paternal and maternal grandparents. 
Randy is survived by his wife Kerri of Howland, his three children Randall, Maxine, 
and Roland of Howland, his granddaughter Mariah, his father Estle “Frog” of Niles, 
his brother Roland of Michigan, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and his in-
laws Jack and Carol Roberts, who were like his parents. 
Family and friends may visit from 5-8:00PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes in Niles 
on Wednesday December 2, 2020 and from 10:30 t0 11:30AM on Thursday 
December 3, 2020, with funeral services to follow at 11:30 at the funeral home. 
Visitors are asked to please practice social distancing and wear a mask. 
Burial will take place at Niles City Cemetery 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Obituary
Richard E. “Rick” Miller, 64, of Mecca Twp died at 10:11 am Saturday Nov. 28, 2020 
at Geauga Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack. 
He was born Aug. 2, 1956 in Richland Center, WI the son of the late Ronald and 
Jeanette (Laubmeier) Miller. 
As a young man, he was a cheesemaker in Wisconsin and New Wilmington, PA and 
for the past 35 years was a cabinet maker most recently working for Kamans Art 
Shoppe in Bainbridge for the past 10 years. 
Rick served in the US Army and was of the Catholic faith. He was an avid reader 
especially of WW II history and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed 
maintaining his home and was a loving, caring, and thoughtful man. 
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marsha (Sotak) Miller whom he married June 
15, 1985, 4 brothers Donald of Los Angeles, Ronald (Elizabeth) of Wampum, PA, 
Andrew, (Debra) of Ft. Worth, TX, Michael (Tina) of Butler and numerous nieces and 
nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Julie Miller 
Downing. 
Services will be 9:30 AM Thursday Dec. 3, 2020 at Lane Funeral Homes Roberts-
Clark Chapel where friends will be received from 5-7-PM Wednesday. 
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery. 
Masks and social distancing will be observed. 
To view this obituary online or send condolences go to www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Obituary
Mark Alan Hampu, age 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Aultman Hospital 
on November 29, 2020 from complications of Interstitial Lung Disease. He was born 
on January 8, 1959 in Alliance, Ohio. 

Mark graduated from Jackson High School in 1977 and then attended Stark State 
College.

Mark lived in New Orleans for many years and owned his own construction 
company, GC Construction. He moved back to Canton in 2012 and went on 
disability due to his lung disease. Mark was a charter member of St. Stephen Martyr 
Lutheran Church.

Mark was a very loving son. He was very thoughtful, caring and considerate. Mark 
was known for his keen sense of humor. He liked to watch sports, especially Ohio 
State and the Cleveland Browns. Mark also enjoyed taking care of his lawn and 
garden, but he loved his Harley.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, George and Anne Hampu of 
Canton; his sister, Lisa (Gary) Howard of Toledo, Ohio; niece, Amanda (Steve) 
Cirfus of Belle Chasse, New Orleans; great-nephew, Steven Cirfus; and three great-
nieces, Addison, Morgan and Kamryn Cirfus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; an uncle; and two cousins.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
December 5th at 11:00 a.m., friends may call two hours prior. Reverend Dr.  Bruce 
Roth will officiate. Interment at Henry Warstler Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen Martyr 
Lutheran Church 4600 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio 44178 or the American Lung 
Association 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd #260, Independence, Ohio 44131.

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

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Obituary
Mark Alan Hampu, age 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Aultman Hospital 
on November 29, 2020 from complications of Interstitial Lung Disease. He was born 
on January 8, 1959 in Alliance, Ohio. 

Mark graduated from Jackson High School in 1977 and then attended Stark State 
College.

Mark lived in New Orleans for many years and owned his own construction 
company, GC Construction. He moved back to Canton in 2012 and went on 
disability due to his lung disease. Mark was a charter member of St. Stephen Martyr 
Lutheran Church.

Mark was a very loving son. He was very thoughtful, caring and considerate. Mark 
was known for his keen sense of humor. He liked to watch sports, especially Ohio 
State and the Cleveland Browns. Mark also enjoyed taking care of his lawn and 
garden, but he loved his Harley.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, George and Anne Hampu of 
Canton; his sister, Lisa (Gary) Howard of Toledo, Ohio; niece, Amanda (Steve) 
Cirfus of Belle Chasse, New Orleans; great-nephew, Steven Cirfus; and three great-
nieces, Addison, Morgan and Kamryn Cirfus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; an uncle; and two cousins.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
December 5th at 11:00 a.m., friends may call two hours prior. Reverend Dr.  Bruce 
Roth will officiate. Interment at Henry Warstler Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen Martyr 
Lutheran Church 4600 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio 44178 or the American Lung 
Association 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd #260, Independence, Ohio 44131.

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

Tuesday December 01, 2020

Obituary
Mark Alan Hampu, age 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Aultman Hospital 
on November 29, 2020 from complications of Interstitial Lung Disease. He was born 
on January 8, 1959 in Alliance, Ohio. 

Mark graduated from Jackson High School in 1977 and then attended Stark State 
College.

Mark lived in New Orleans for many years and owned his own construction 
company, GC Construction. He moved back to Canton in 2012 and went on 
disability due to his lung disease. Mark was a charter member of St. Stephen Martyr 
Lutheran Church.

Mark was a very loving son. He was very thoughtful, caring and considerate. Mark 
was known for his keen sense of humor. He liked to watch sports, especially Ohio 
State and the Cleveland Browns. Mark also enjoyed taking care of his lawn and 
garden, but he loved his Harley.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, George and Anne Hampu of 
Canton; his sister, Lisa (Gary) Howard of Toledo, Ohio; niece, Amanda (Steve) 
Cirfus of Belle Chasse, New Orleans; great-nephew, Steven Cirfus; and three great-
nieces, Addison, Morgan and Kamryn Cirfus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; an uncle; and two cousins.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
December 5th at 11:00 a.m., friends may call two hours prior. Reverend Dr.  Bruce 
Roth will officiate. Interment at Henry Warstler Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen Martyr 
Lutheran Church 4600 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio 44178 or the American Lung 
Association 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd #260, Independence, Ohio 44131.

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

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Lawrence B. Culp Jr., 88, died Monday, November 30, 2020 at 
Community Care Center in Alliance. He was born June 7, 1932 in Canfield, son of 
the late Lawrence B. Sr. and Edna (Kornbau) Culp.

Lawrence was a 1952 graduate of Canfield High School. He was a member of the 
Old North Baptist Church. Lawrence worked as a body man for several businesses 
in the area and a janitor at Southeast Schools in Alliance. He enjoyed bowling, 
playing horseshoes and was avid car enthusiast.

His wife, Joan Culp whom he married September 26, 1980 preceded him in death 
November 1, 2020.

Survivors include his three children, Diana (Dennis) Butch of Salem, Jeffrey (Tina) 
Culp of Salem and Debra Shannon of Iowa; brothers, Kenneth (Virginia) Culp of 
California and Charles (Louise) Culp of Kentucky; grandchildren, Jacob Carreon, 
Ashley Culp, Jeffrey Culp Jr., Robert, and Brandon Culp, Kaitlyn and Bryce 
Shannon; and great grandchildren, Maci, Conrad, Ethan and Sky.

Besides his parents and wife, his siblings, Malvern, Wayne, Glendora Senvisky; 
Martha Sheppard, Evelyn Cavanagh and Eloise Culp.

No services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Hospice, 855 S. Sawburg Rd., 
Alliance, OH 44601.

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 Lawrence’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Pamela L. (Oldfield) Davenport, 63, of Sebring passed away on Sunday, November 
30, 2020 at University Hospital Bedford Medical Center. Pam was born on 
November 19, 1957 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Walt and Carol (Morrison) Oldfield. 
Pam enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and being a mother to her children. 
She was an avid cookie jar collector.

Pamela is survived by her children Jason Oldfield of Sebring, Kimberly (Wayne) 
Elliott of Sebring and Zachery Davenport of Sebring; grandchildren Haleigh Elliott, 
Ryleigh Elliott and Elizabeth Barr; a sister Julie (Michael) Martija and a brother 
Leslie Ormiston. Besides her parents Pamela was preceded in death by her 
husband James Davenport Sr.

A time of visitation will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Interment will take place 
at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. Due to the current health orders all guests are 
required to wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing when able. 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, 

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
David Jeffrey Jones, age 66, of Alliance, passed away at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, 
November 25, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center.

He was born September 18, 1954 in Alliance, Ohio to David J. Jones Jr., and Evelyn 
(Penrod) Jones.

A graduate of Alliance High School, David was employed as a Millwright and Tool 
and Roll Grinder for PTC Alliance, until retiring in 2016.

David enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and building model cars.  He especially 
loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife,        Mary (Francis) Jones, whom he married August 20, 
1976; children, Jessica (Wesley) Jones Steed of Fresno, CA, David Jones, Jason 
(Samantha) Jones, and Mary (Jesse) Farrar, all of Alliance; five grandchildren; 
brother Jamie Jones of Alliance, and sister, Cynthia Leeson of Fla.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

Per David’s request, no services will be held at this time.

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

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Helen L. Bower, age 79, passed away peacefully at Community Care Center at 8:56 
p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

She was October 13, 1941 in Alliance, Ohio to Howard and Mildred (Sigman) 
Bower.

 A 1959 graduate of Alliance High School, Helen retired after working as a Legal 
Secretary for McKinley Title in Canton. She was formerly employed as a Legal 
Secretary for several Attorneys.

Helen was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church. She enjoyed 
watching sporting events, cooking and working in her flower beds. She loved 
watching Disney movies and visiting Disney World.

She was considered “Aunt Helen” by neighboring children.

Those left to cherish her memory are cousins, James Sigman, of Tampa, FL, 
Ronald (Donna) Serluco of IL, David Sigman of North Benton,  Don (Linda) Bell of 
Alliance,  brother-in-law, Sam Serluco, of Tampa, FL, and close relatives, Mary 
Sigman of Westville, Terry Fedor, of Alliance, and Josephine Sigman, of Alliance.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Serluco, and 
Marilyn Bower.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist 
Church, children’s activities 470 E. Broadway St, Alliance, OH 44601.

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

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Christopher John Blaser, age 47, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord on 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at University Hospital in Ravenna.

 He was born March 11, 1973 in Alliance, Ohio to John and Karen (Corbi) Blaser. A 
1991 graduate of Alliance High School, Chris graduated from Mount Union College 
in 1996 with a degree in Computer Science.

Chris was self-employed working with web site design. He was a lifelong member of 
First Baptist Church in Alliance, and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at the 
University of Mount Union.

Chris helped design the Alliance High School Alumni Foundation Newsletter with his 
brother, Scott.  He enjoyed watching movies, reading, and working with computers.

He will be loved and missed by his family, including, his wife, Stacy (Blake), whom 
he married June 16, 2012; his mother, Karen Blaser; his brother, Scott Blaser, both 
of Alliance; sister, Rebecca (Alex) Grinch, of Norman, Oklahoma; niece, Corbi 
Grinch; nephew, Tyler Grinch; longtime friends, Dan Ashley and Jeff Martin; and 
many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Thurman and Mary 
Louise Blaser, and maternal grandparents, Mario and Helen Corbi.

A private family service will be held. Chris will be laid to rest at Mount Union 
Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 7010 
Engle Road Suite 100, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Ethel M. Albert, 94, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, 
November 25, 2020 at McCrea Manor.

She was born January 29, 1926, in Minerva, Ohio to David Elmer and Lillian Marie 
(Sturgus) Johnson, and was the last of the 17 of her generation. 

Ethel was formerly employed at Taylor Craft in her early years, and was a member 
of Regina Coeli Catholic Church. She was the past President of Ladies Auxiliary of 
the Waynesburg Fire Department.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Mary Jane (Wayne) Valentine, 
Jacqueline (Robert) Kovacich, and M. Louis (Peggy Baxter), Albert; son-in-law, 
Randy McFerren; daughter-in-law Marilyn Albert; fourteen grandchildren; many 
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Anthony Paul Albert Sr., 
whom she married August 25, 1944; her sons, Anthony Albert Jr.; and Joseph 
Albert, her daughter, Linda McFerren; brothers, Homer and Russell Johnson, and 
sisters, Mildred Smith, Mary Everson and Ina  Bohm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 
Regina Coeli Catholic Church. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the 
church.

Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ethel’s honor to the 
American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406, or 
Aultman/Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State St. Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Gary R. Wilde 65, of Salem (Green Twp.), died Tuesday evening, November 24, 
2020, at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown.

He was born on September 23, 1955, in Salem, the son of the late Robert Wilde 
and May Rose (Wolford) Wilde (aka Smith, Kale)

He lived in the area growing up, moved to New York then returned back later in life. 
Gary was a 1974 Graduate of West Branch High School where he served in the 
Young and Alive. He served in the US Army and returned to civilian life as a truck 
driver.

Gary was a true people person over the years. He loved to talk and visit with others 
and be the life of the party. Gary could be the very serious type, but then turn and 
crack a good joke and be the true comedian. He was always willing to help others at 
a time of need. He was a member of the Damascus Friends Church and was active 
in the Celebrate Recovery Group at the church. He was close with son and 
grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. One very important thing for Gary 
was the early morning runs to Dunkin Donuts.

Gary loved to ride his Honda motorcycle and go fishing to enjoy the beauty of 
nature. He also had a beautiful talent of playing his guitar. When he was not on the 
phone talking you could find him enjoying a good movie or on the computer messing 
around.

He is survived by his son Ryan Wilde of New York, stepchildren Christopher 
Sausaman of New York and Julie Barber of Georgia, a sister Bonnie (Howard) 
Plessinger of Salem, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step brother Tom Smith.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:00 
PM at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. The 
Rev. John Ryser of the Church will be officiating. The Salem Honor Guard will offer 
military honors at 6 PM.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Carl M. Kovach, 81, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1939 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, 
son of the late Michael and Catherine (Matalone) Kovach.

Carl served in the United States Army. He worked as a millwright at General Motors 
for 39 years.

Survivors include his wife, Diana (Vinka) Kovach; four sons, Michael Kovach, Eric 
Kovach, Greg Kovach, and Matthew Kovach; two daughters, Michele Baker and 
Stephanie Sadlowski-Turner; two sisters, Gloria Runtas and Maddie Mendenhall.

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 Carl’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Hermitage – Mary Lou Yarabenetz Pollack, 87, passed away Saturday afternoon, 
November 28, 2020 at Sharon Regional Hospital. 
Mary Lou was born on March 7, 1933 in Sharon, PA, a daughter of the late Michael 
and Margaret Yarabenetz. 
She worked at Packard Electric until she retired in 1988. She enjoyed knitting, 
crocheting, playing slots at Mountaineer, and travelling with her husband, especially 
to the Outer Banks. 
Mary Lou will be deeply missed by her brother Richard (Anne) Yarabenetz of 
Brookfield; nieces and nephews, Judy (Bob) Usnarski, Kim (Dean) Cheney, Janis 
Hunyadi, Mary Evanchan, Alice (Donald) Ray, Eric (Laura) Yarabenetz, Kari (Jimmy) 
Kollar, Melissa (Jeff) Berlin, and Karl (Deanna) Yarabenetz; and 18 great-nieces and 
nephews. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Pollack 
Sr., whom she married on November 15, 1950; her son, John R. Pollack Jr.; 
brothers Michael Yarabenets Jr. and John Yarabenetz; sister Dolores “Patsy” 
Evanchan; and nieces, Paula Trojak and Michele Griffin. 
Family and friends may visit from 4-6:00PM on Friday December 4, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield. 
Visitors are asked to please practice social distancing and wear and mask. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Janet S. Dottle Williams 84, formerly of Austintown, Ohio, passed away Monday 
afternoon November 23, 2020. Janet was born, and raised in Mahoningtown, Pa (a 
township on the outskirts of New Castle, Pa), on January 14, 1936, the daughter of 
Marie (Russo) Dottle, and James Dottle (born Vincenzo Dattoli). Janet was a 
cheerleader for Mahoning School, and a 1953 graduate of New Castle Senior High 
School. After graduating, she worked for a lab in New Castle doing blood draws, 
Pennsylvania Bell Telephone Company, and Superior Industries Payroll Office. 
While employed at Superior Industries, she met her future husband Benjamin F. 
Williams, whom she married on June 15,1963. Janet and Ben were married one-
month shy of 45 years when Ben passed away. Ben was ill for a time, and Janet 
took care of him around the clock, she was trained how to do everything herself, so 
a nurse would not need to come in and do those things. Janet's passions were 
many, and she led an active life. She had a positive, nurturing nature, as well as an 
infectious sense of humor. Janet had a strong faith in God. She was involved in 
many church activities, including altar guild, youth group advisor, and was the typist 
of the church bulletins for many years. Janet and Ben were involved in their 
daughter Lisa's 4-H projects, and horse shows for many years. Janet had a fierce 
love of nature, and all animals, and spent much time outdoors. She was a voracious 
reader...always had a book in her hand and loved the challenge of the New York 
Times crossword puzzle. She, and her family spent many summers camping. Janet 
also bowled on a weekly league, competing in many tournaments. She was a 
talented cook, and baker, as well as an accomplished hunter, target, and skeet 
shooter. Somewhere along the way, she earned the nickname of Annie Oakley. 
Janet loved her daughters Pamela, and Lisa, as well as her grandchildren Alicia, 
and Matthew, and all her family beyond measure. Family was the most important 
thing to her. She was always instilling positive thoughts, and a can-do attitude in her 
daughters, such as: you can accomplish anything you want to, if you put your mind 
to it. The mindset of not being better, or less than anyone, kindness costs nothing, 
and one of the most important things...keep your sense of humor no matter how 
dark things may seem, and don't be afraid to laugh at ourself...laughter truly is the 
best medicine. Janet was preceded in death, by her mother Marie Russo Dottle 
Butch, her father James Dottle, husband Benjamin F. Williams, her brother James 
C. Dottle, and his wife, Janice Dottle, beloved Aunts: Edith Russo Attisano, Evelyn 
Russo Perrotta, and Uncle: Pat Russo, Grandparents: Celestrino and Anna Nocera 
Russo. She is survived by: Daughters: Pamela Shane, Lisa (Jim Costello), 
Grandchildren: Alicia and Matthew Sarra, Niece: Lynn Dottle Pocock and Linda 
(Dan) Mook, Nephews: Mark (Lynn) Dottle, Paul Dottle, Adam (Donna) Dottle and 
James (Chris) Campbell, Furbabies: Blue, and Raven.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
BOARDMAN-James Robert Dundon passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 
at Hospice House. A Boardmanite his entire life. He was born at home on Boston 
Ave., a son of James C. and Mary (Strobel) Dundon. He attended St. Dominic’s 
School, then Boardman High School, leaving to join the Navy. He was attached to 
the U.S.S. Willis DE 395. After the War’s end, he returned to and graduated from 
Boardman High. He went on to Youngstown College, graduating with a degree in 
Civil Engineering. Jim was certified as a professional engineer and surveyor. He 
was a well respected professional, working for Lombard, Truscon and Debartlo 
before starting his own business, Dundon & Associates. He was the engineer to the 
City of Columbiana. He retired in 1995. Jim had a pilot’s license before he had a 
drivers license. He had enjoyed sailing in younger days, then camping and traveling 
to Navy reunions in his motor home. His most favorite and much loved job was 
being with his granddaughters. Mr. Dundon leaves his wife of 42 years, the former 
Rosemary Kovach; his children, Edward (Billie Kay), Thomas (Marilyn), MaryAnn, 
Teresa (Kent), Michael (Susan) and Joseph (Christine); his step-Children, Lisa, 
Denton (David) and Dominic Sugar at home; his grandchildren, Nelson (Ellen), 
Jennifer (Bryon), Jeffrey (Nora), Alyssa (Ben), Julie, Connor, Chase, Billy, Bella and 
Josh; 4 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Thomas, RoseMary and Carol. 
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel, his sister, 
Louise, his brother-in-law, Joseph and his sister-in-law, HoneyLou. Mr. Dundon was 
a longtime member of St. Luke Catholic church. He was a 42 year member of the 
Youngstown Saxon Club, where he had been a Head Trustee, a trustee and a 
member of the Bocce League. A sincere thanks to Hospice and Hospice House for 
the wonderful care and concern for his well being. According to Jim’s wishes, there 
will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Anstrom Chapel.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Calvin T. Marshall age 86 passed away Saturday November 28, 2020 at Mercy 
Medical Center in Canton. He was born January 30, 1934 in Allisonia, Virginia to the 
late Fred Marshall and Clara (Seagle) Marshall. He is survived by his loving Wife; 
Lula (Kelly) Marshall, Daughters; Valerie (Chalie) Boyd, Jennifer (Marshall) (Travis) 
Annerino, Sons; Calvin (Heather) Marshall, John (Margaret) Marshall, Jamie (Kelly) 
Kelly, Jason Marshall, Sister; Ruby Rosario, Brother; Leo Marshall, Grandchildren; 
Chrissy Rowan, Joseph Rowan, Logan Marshall, Gavin Marshall, Isabella Annerino, 
Corben Annerino, and 7 Great- Grandchildren. in addition to his Parents, he was 
preceded in death by a Daughter; Sharon (Rowan) Rambeau, Sister; Mavis Boyd, 
and a Brother; Bert Marshall. Calvin was a faithful believer in Jesus Christ and was 
a member of the Lifeline Pentecostal Church. He worked for the Chrysler 
Corporation for many years and retired in 1999. He enjoyed watching football, 
NASCAAR, gardening, and canning. Visitation will take place Friday December 4, 
2020 from 5-7pm at the Lifeline Church in Alliance. Visitation on Saturday at 10am 
at Lifeline Church with the Funeral to follow at 11am with Pastor Chalmar Perkins 
officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park.  Friends and family may 
hare their condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Virginia Lee Faulkiner, 84, died Sunday, November 29, 2020 at her home. 
She was born August 24, 1936 in Salem, daughter of the late Henry and Marie 
(Allison) McClish.

Virginia worked as an assembler for over 10 years at Warren Molded Plastics, 
retiring in 2005. She was Baptist by faith. Virginia was an auxiliary member of the 
Salem AMVETS Post 45.

Her husband, Franklin D. Faulkiner Sr. whom she married in 1958 preceded her in 
death May 23, 2005.

Survivors include two sons, John T. Faulkiner  and fiancée, Shannon Martin and 
Frank Faulkiner Jr., both of Salem; four daughters, Wanda (Jeff Odey) Bender of 
Salem, Rose Dibacco of Salem, Joanna Faulkiner of Salem and Joyce (Dick) Elliott 
of Columbiana; two sisters, Sandy Owens of Alliance and Judy Garlough of 
Leetonia; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a brother, Richard McClish and two sisters, 
Shirley Uyselt and Barb Reynolds also preceded her in death.

No services will be held. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. 
Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

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 Virginia’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Phyllis (Mercer) Ferrare 65, Youngstown, (formerly of Salem) died at 4:05 AM Friday 
at St. Elizabeth Hospital/Mercy Medical in Youngstown.

She was born on July 17, 1955 in Salem, the daughter of the late Ray and Aurelia 
(Burson) Mercer.

Phyllis, formerly of Salem was a member of the Freedom Church (First Free 
Methodist Church) Cornersburg, Oh., and the Salem First Friends Church. She was 
last employed at Giant Eagle in Canfield and Edlings Store at Guilford Lake.

She was a 1973 graduate of Salem High School and attended Mount Union 
College.

Phyllis had several unique things that made her happy in life. She was a classic 
bargin shopper. She could put many miles on in a day to go and find the best deals 
in stores, garage sales or anywhere else. A big collector of “stuff”, like teddy bears 
and other collectables. The ultimate holiday for her was Christmas. She made her 
home into a wonderland with nearly 7 trees fully decorated. The number one thing 
she made time for was the grandchildren. She loved them all very much and made 
sure they all knew it.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Richard Ferrare whom she married on 
October 21, 1995, her children, Dave R. (Jacqueline) Mercer of Salem, Tiffany 
(Ralph) Spotleson of Leetonia and Adam Mercer of Youngstown, siblings; Ted 
(Ruby) Gilmer of Leola, PA., Vicki Redeipening of Lake Havasva, AZ., Marcia (Rick) 
Whiteleather of N. Benton, Her twin Phil (Alora) Mercer of Hastings, FL., Ray 
Mercer of Medford, OR., Ann (Jeff) Fought of Edinburg, OH., and Lynn (Rick) Finch 
of Salem, five grandchildren; Zander Ray Mercer, Ralph Dru Spotleson III, Ryan 
Gage Spotleson, Rileigh Noelle Spotleson and Ziva Rae Mercer, and number six on 
the way.

A time of visitation will be on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 5 – 7 PM at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. A 
Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home with 
Pastor Dave Rose officiating. The burial will immediately follow in Lisbon Cemetery.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Peggy Ann (Brooks) Berg, 70, of Salem, OH, passed away at 8:15 a.m, at her 
home, on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

She was born May 17, 1950 in Salem to her parents, the late Herbert and Irene 
(McDonald) Brooks.

Arrangements are pending for Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Monday November 30, 2020

Obituary
Ronald E. Stinson, age 87, of Louisville, OH, passed away Monday, November 23, 
2020 in his home. Ron was born in Canton, OH on June 29, 1933 to the late 
Whitney and Jessie (Lanzer) Stinson. He was an Army veteran and retired from the 
Hoover Co. Ron was an avid bowler.

Ron is survived by his wife Mary (Espenschied) Stinson; two daughters, Linda 
(Luke) Wilson and Debbie (Edward) Metzger; a sister, Charlotte (Dean) Imler; seven 
grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. In keeping with Ron’s wishes, there will 
be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to One-of-a-
Kind Pets, 1929 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313 or Angels for Animals, 4750 S. 
Range, Canfield, Ohio 44406. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                               Stier – Israel Funeral 

Sunday November 29, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Monica Ann Navarra, 63, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Mercy - St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center. Monica was born July 9, 1957 in Sharon, PA, a daughter 
of Steve and Anna (Pollack) Gula.

She was a 1978 graduate of Sharon High School and received a bachelor’s degree 
in Communications from Youngstown State University. Monica started working at 
Y103 in Youngstown as a radio DJ and went on to be a receptionist for the 
Youngstown Dioceses primarily at St. Paul School in Salem.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem. Monica enjoyed doing 
word puzzles and word games.  She also loved watching football and was a Texas 
Longhorns and Cincinnati Bengals fan.

Her husband, David Navarra, whom she married August 2, 1986, died December 
25, 2011.

She is survived by her mother, Anna Gula, one son, Stephen Navarra and his fiancé 
Theressa Ieropoli of Salem, and one brother, Mike (Darlene) Gula of Sharon.

Besides her father and husband, one brother, John Gula preceded her in death.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Monica will be interred at Grandview 
Cemetery.

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 Monica’s obituary or send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday November 29, 2020

Obituary
Richard R. Moore, 80 of Canfield died Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Boardman Campus. Richard was born January 30, 1940 in Elkton, Ohio, a 
son of the late Ray E. and Pauline (Stokes) Moore and came to this area in 1963. 
He graduated from David Anderson High School and following graduation he went 
on to serve in the U.S. Army in Battery C., 3D Missile Battalion 21st Artillery. His 
commanding officer wrote a letter of recommendation stating, “this man will succeed 
handsomely in whatever walk of life he chooses to undertake.” Richard did succeed 
and after graduating from the New Castle School of Trades, he became an 
electrician for Material Sciences Corp of Canfield, (formerly Wheeling Pittsburgh 
Steel) where he had given them 55 years of loyal service and was still currently 
working. He attended the Church at the Center in Salem and enjoyed fishing and 
boating. Richard loved working on cars and motorcycles. He was knowledgeable 
about anything mechanical and took satisfaction in doing his best, no matter what 
the job was. His family was very important to him and Richard will be dearly missed. 
He leaves his wife, the former Darleen M. Oakley, whom he married March 3, 1963; 
two daughters, Sheila (Tim) Parks of Salem, Kristina (Jeff) Young of Tampa, Florida; 
three brothers, Kenneth (Helen) Moore of Florida, Glen (Joyce) Moore of Arizona, 
Dale (Karen) Moore of Lisbon and a sister, Cheryl Bricker of Lisbon. He also leaves 
his beloved grandchildren, Christa (Tyler) Bates and Nicholas Parks; and two great-
grandchildren, Travis and Trevor Bates. Private services will be held for the family. 
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Patriotic 
Paws, 254 Ranch Trail, Rockwall, TX 75032 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 
758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Sunday November 29, 2020

Obituary
Jean Miller, age 90, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. 
She was born July 7, 1930 in Greenville, OH to the late John and Mildred (French) 
McEowen. Jean was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Harland W. Miller, in 2016; 
two sisters, Louise McEowen and Joanne Esposito, three brothers, Lloyd, Jim and 
Jerry McEowen and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Miller. Jean is survived by two 
daughters, Deb (Jim) Swallen, Diane Clark; three sons, Dave, Doug (Donna) and 
Don (Lori) Miller; a sister, Martha Bell; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren 
and three great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11am Wednesday in Union Cemetery with 
Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                              Stier-Israel Funeral Home         

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Marcelina “Marcy” (Ares) Ragozzine, 92, of Youngstown, passed away November 
25, 2020 at Briarfield Manor in Austintown. 
Born January 31, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio, Marcy was the daughter of Raymond 
and Margaret (Rinaldi) Ares. 
Marcy was a lifelong resident of Youngstown and Girard. She retired in 1991 from 
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, after working as a Nurse’s Aide for 20 years. Marcy enjoyed 
cooking and ceramics. 
Marcy leaves to cherish her memory her children; Mary Louise (Fred) Anson of New 
York, Marguerite Guerriero of Youngstown, Janet Berger of Austintown, and Louis 
(Marie) Guerriero of Howland, her brother; Vincent (Phyllis) Ares of Texas, her 
sister; Louise Ruble of Youngstown, and her grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Jarrod, 
and Lauren. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Anthony “Tony” 
whom she married in 1974 and died in 2001, and her son in law, Daniel Berger. 
There will be no services. Marcy will be interned with her husband Tony at Pineview 
Memorial Park.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Barbara J. (Miles) Heverly, 75 passed away on November 25, 2020 at Antonine 
Village, North Jackson. Barbara was born on January 16, 1945 in Waynesburg, 
Pennsylvania the daughter of William H. and Kathleen (Murphy) Miles. On April 12, 
1960 she was united in marriage to Ronald C. Heverly who preceded her in death. 
Barbara was previously employed by Packard Electric and owned and operated 
Blue Ribbon Grooming in Niles, Ohio. Barbara had a love for all animals, riding and 
showing quarter horses. She is survived by her son Michael Heverly and daughter 
Judith (Paul) Keller, 2 granddaughters, 1 grandson and 4 great grandchildren and 
sisters Patricia Zitnick and Betty Stoddard. She was preceded in death by her 
parents, husband, and sister Ann Miles. Per Barbara’s request no services will be 
held. To express condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Fred Earl Shanower, 72, passed away on November 21, 2020 at Vibra Hospital of 
Mahoning Valley. Fred was born on September 14, 1948 in Warren, Ohio the son of 
Fred J. and Dorothy M. Archer Shanower. On August 21, 1979 he was united in 
marriage to the former Colleen V. Penn Watson. A lifelong resident of the area, Fred 
was a 1967 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. He was employed by The 
Tribune Chronicle in the circulation and mail room departments and as a dock 
foreman. Fred enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to music. He had an 
extensive collection of 45 rpm and 33 long playing records. He will be deeply 
missed by his sister Joyce M. Shanower and brother Robert E. Shanower and an 
extended family of relatives and friends. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, 
wife, and infant brother. Calling hours for Fred will be held on Monday, November 
30, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes Mineral Ridge Chapel, 1350 
N. Niles Canfield Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Janet Ann (Keller) Miller, 86, of Austintown, passed away on November 25, 2020, at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born February 4, 1934 in Youngstown, Janet was the daughter of Charles and 
Larue (Rolls) Snyder Sr. 
Prior to retirement, Janet worked as a butcher for Kroger and as a cashier for Bi-Lo. 
She enjoyed traveling in her younger days and playing the slots at Mountaineer in 
her recent years. She loved animals, especially dogs. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded by her husband James H. Miller whom she 
married June of 1984 and died December 7, 2009. She is also preceded in death by 
her siblings Wanda Norris, Maxine Drennen, and Charles Snyder Jr. 
Janet is survived by her son Joe (Laurie) Keller of Austintown; four grandchildren 
Jacob, Katie, Cassie, and Magie, a sister Georgia (Paul) Velly and by many nieces 
and nephews. 
Private services will be held and Janet will be laid to rest next to her husband at 
Green Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial 
contributions be made to a local animal shelter of your choice.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Geneva Anne Elliott, 72, of Youngstown, passed away with her family by her side on 
November 25, 2020, at her residence. 
Born September 24, 1948 in Youngstown, Geneva was the daughter of Harry and 
Eileen (Roessler) August. 
Geneva was a 1966 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. She married Donald 
M. Elliott on December 4, 1965 and together raised two boys. Her talents included 
crafting, painting, and sculpting. She won countless blue ribbons at the Canfield 
Fair, including several “Best Of Show”. 
Geneva leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of almost 55 years, Donald; her 
sons Steve (Sherri Clay) and Tom; her nephew Bud Kraft and niece Niki Kraft, and 
her grandniece Kathy Kraft. 
Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Wanda Kraft. 
Per Geneva’s request, no services will be held. She will be laid to rest at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial 
contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley in her honor.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Norma I. Viana, 90 of Canfield died in the comfort of her home on Saturday, 
November 21st. Norma was born December 21, 1929 in Tucuman, Argentina, a 
daughter of the late Jose and Clelia (Maggion) Enrico and came to this area in 
1968. 
Norma received her Master’s Degree in Education and had been a principal in 
Argentina. When she came to this area, Norma worked as a home school visitor for 
the Youngstown City Schools for over 25 years. She then worked part-time as a 
prevention counselor for the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. She was a member of 
St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, where she was a member of a Bible 
Study Group. Norma was also involved with the St. Charles Sister Parish program. 
She was an avid reader and hosted a bi-monthly book club at her home as well as 
teaching Spanish to some of her parishioners. Norma enjoyed getting together with 
her neighbors and organized a dinner group with them. Most important to Norma 
was her family, especially her grandchildren who called her “Nona”. 
Her husband, Jorge A. Viana, whom she married March 3, 1958, died December 7, 
2008. She leaves two daughters, Cecilia (Don) Dempsey, and Marcia (Tom) 
DeAscentis both of Boardman; her son, Sergio (Lesli) Viana of League City, TX; 
nine grandchildren, Gianina, Carlo, Gabriella, Madison, Donnie, Savanna, Daniel, 
Jaiden, Katie and her “adopted” grandson, Gregory Ferenchak. Norma also leaves 
a brother, Carlos Enrico in Argentina and her beloved dog, Houston. Besides her 
parents and her husband, Norma was preceded in death by two brothers and a 
sister. 
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the Cleveland 
Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195. The family would like to 
thank Dr. Joseph Zeno and staff, especially his nurses Theresa and Carol for their 
exceptional care given to Norma. They would also like to acknowledge Hospice of 
the Valley for their wonderful care given to Norma in her final days. Private services 
were held Wednesday at St. Charles Church.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
SOUTHINGTON- Roger Lloyd Bruce, age 47, passed away November 24, 2020 at 
his residence. 
Roger was born November 3, 1973 in Greenville, Pennsylvania to Charles Bruce 
and Judy Bruce. 
He was a 1992 graduate of Badger High School. Roger was employed at Compass 
Packaging as a tow motor operator. He was a former volunteer firefighter with 
Kinsman Fire Department. Roger enjoyed the great outdoors. He was a racing fan, 
especially NASCAR and Mark Martin. His favorite musician was Bob Seger and his 
favorite song was Night Moves. 
He was a member of Nelson United Methodist Church. 
Roger is preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Virda Bruce, and Lloyd 
Arnold, and nephew Steven Bruce. 
He is survived by his sons, Roger and Luke Bruce; his father Charles (Peggy) 
Bruce; his mother Judy Bruce; his brother Steve Bruce; his sister Lesley (Tommy) 
Cauffield; his grandmother Margaret Arnold; his former wife Diana Bruce; step-
siblings Craig (Heidi) Keller, Keith Arnold, Kyle (Vicki) Arnold, Kayla (Hank) Stull, 
and Corey Arnold; many nieces and nephews; and his lifelong friends, Paul “Putz” 
(Christine) Pipic, Patty Grimes, and George Dilly. 
There will not be any calling hours or services. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Roger’s 
family.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Warren- Jean Carol Browning, age 78, passed away Friday morning at St. Joseph 
Hospital. 
Jean was born April 18, 1942 in Carrollton, Kentucky to the late Ben and Daisy 
(Floyd) Osburne. She was a 1960 graduate of Newton Falls High School. She was 
of the Methodist faith. 
Jean worked for J.C. Penney, Sun Finance, and Ajax Magnethermic as a 
bookkeeper. She loved to cook, she also loved to play the slots at Hollywood and 
Mountaineer casino's as much as she could. Her family was paramount. 
Besides her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her son Robert Browning, Jr. and 
her brother Joseph Osburne. 
Jean is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert Browning; her daughter Vickie 
Browning-Prowitt, son-in-law Dwight Prowitt; five grandchildren, Robert A. 
Browning, Sabrina (Lucas) Pratt, Adrienne (Zachary) Toom, William R. Prowitt, and 
Robert D. Prowitt; three great grandchildren, Landon Browning, Emma Browning, 
Evalena Pratt, and a fourth, Baby Toom on the way. 
Friends may call 4-6PM Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel 
180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. Funeral services will begin at 11AM Wednesday at 
the funeral home, with Pastor Dave Luther officiant. Social distancing will be 
requested, face coverings are required. 
Interment in Crown Hill Burial Park. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Jean's 
family.

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Phyllis H. Beer, 81, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2020 at 
Ohio Living Lake Vista in Cortland. 
Phyllis was born on May 30, 1939 in Warren, OH, a daughter of the late Arthur and 
Florence Hargate. 
She was a graduate of Cortland High School and continued her education at 
Trumbull Business College. 
She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting Alaska. 
Phyllis will be deeply missed by her loving husband Charles Beer, who she married 
on May 4, 1963; her children, Craig Beer of Warren and Terri (Ken) Beer Anderson 
of Arlington, VA; her grandchildren, Mackenzie Anderson and Seth Anderson; and 
her sister Janice Hargate. 
Family and friends may visit from 11-12:00PM on Thursday December 3, 2020 at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer -Winans Chapel located at 164 North High St. 
in Cortland with funeral services to follow at 12:00PM
Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Bazetta Township. 
Visitors are asked to please practice social distance and wear a mask. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Living Lake Vista at 303 North Mecca 
St in Cortland in memory of Phyllis. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday November 28, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Martha Louise Campf, 94, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. Martha was born July 21, 1926 in Salem, a daughter of 
the late Cornelius “Neil” and Elna (Miles) Miller.

She graduated from Goshen High School in 1944 and was employed with Ohio Bell 
for 30 years, retiring in 1982.  She was a member of First Friends Church and 
Telephone Pioneers of America.

Martha enjoyed crocheting and spending time at the lake.

Her husband, William “Bill” C. Campf, whom she married December 24, 1948, died 
in 2009.

She is survived by two sons, William J. (Karen) Campf of Washingtonville and 
Robert “Lee” (Cheryl) Campf of Deerfield; four grandchildren, Dan, Jessica, Jeremy, 
and Christy; and two great-grandchildren, Marshall and Alexander.

A private funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Stark Memorial, 
where a webcast will be available after the service at www.starkmemorial.com under 
her obituary. Burial will be at Deerfield Cemetery.

You can show support by joining a 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.  You may show your support by 
joining at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Friday November 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Sally Heitzenrater, 86, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Community 
Care Center in Alliance. She was born November 15, 1934 in Punxsutawney, 
Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Howard and Mary (Woods) Sprankle.

Sally was a earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. She worked as an 
art teacher. Sally was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and St. John’s 
Lutheran in McCandless. She was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed art, painting 
and nature.

Her husband, Robert I. Heitzenrater preceded her in death in 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Dwight (Wendy) Heitzenrater of Slippery Rock, PA and 
Troy (Cheryl) Heitzenrater of Salem; four grandchildren, Justin, Jenna, Jessica and 
Samantha.

Besides her parents and husband, a brother, Richard Sprankle also preceded her in 
death.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and 
4:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. For the safety of the Heitzenrater 
family, please adhere to social distancing, do not linger, and bring your own mask.

A graveside service will be held at 12 Noon Friday, December 4, 2020 at Round Top 
Cemetery in Punxsutawney, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. 
Broadway, 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Friday November 27, 2020

Obituary
David W. Anderson, 86 of Boardman died Wednesday afternoon at Assumption 
Village, North Lima. Dave was born September 3, 1934 in Youngstown, a son of the 
late Carl and Clara (Perry) Anderson and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from North Lima High School., and had worked as a T.V. director and Assistant 
Production Manager for WKBN Broadcast Corp. for over 40 years, before retiring. 
Dave served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. He was a member of Westminster 
Presbyterian Church where he had served as an Elder, Trustee, Usher and had ran 
the sound system for many years, He leaves his wife of 51 years, the former JoAnn 
Patrone whom he married August 17, 1969; brothers-in-law, Don (Lenore) Patrone 
and Andrew Ragan; sisters-in-law, Pauline Anderson and Pat Anderson, and 
several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Dave was preceded in death by 
three brothers, Donald, Richard and James Anderson and a sister Ruth Ragan. 
Private funeral services were held for the immediate family at Westminster 
Presbyterian Church with Pastor Adam Rodgers officiating. Arrangements were 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel.

Friday November 27, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – Marianne Evans Daugherty, 70, passed away Wednesday morning, 
November 25, 2020 at Sharon Regional with a short battle with Covid. 
Marianne was born February 3, 1950 in Oxford, England, a daughter of the late 
Edward and Veronica Evans. She came to the United states with her parents in 
1955 and was a 1968 graduate of Sharon High School. She worked at Sharon 
Steel, Quaker Steak and Lube, and Roemer Industries. She married the love of her 
life, Gerald Daugherty on December 12, 1987. She was a Roman Catholic. 
She enjoyed retirement to the fullest, traveling with family and friends and camping. 
Her all time favorite places to go were Outer Banks, which they have been going to 
for 30 plus years and Madera Beach, FL. 
They enjoyed listening to music at The Keg, especially Re-Issue, spending time with 
their dog and cat Zoie and Sally, and her grandson Andrew, who was her world. 
Marianne will be deeply missed by her loving husband Gerald Daugherty 
y; her daughter Kendall McCoy and her boyfriend Brian Alfredo of Masury; her son 
Michael McCoy of Niles; her grandson Andrew McCoy and his mother Darlene 
McCoy; and her sister and brother in law, Walt (Peggy) Dolata. She will also be 
missed by her best friend of over 50 years, Ruth Ronci and her husband Rick, 
Maryann Cagno, and her confidant Debbie Syersak. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Michael Evans, and 
many uncles, aunts, and cousins. 
Family and friends may visit from 5-7:00PM on Monday November 30, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield, with a memorial service to follow at 7:00PM. Anyone attending, we ask 
to maintain social distancing and wear a mask. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Friday November 27, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Elridge Buckley Marshall of Cortland passed away on Wednesday 
evening, November 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 77 years old. 
Elridge was born on September 21, 1943 in Mayport, PA, the son of Grace L. Heller 
and Francis C. Marshall. 
He lived most of his life in Vernon and Kinsman area. He was a kind and gentle 
soul. 
He and his brother Charles worked together as contract loggers for about 37 years. 
When Elridge retired, he became an Amish taxi driver and enjoyed his passengers. 
He was a member of Vernon United Methodist Church and a volunteer fireman for 
37 years. 
Elridge is survived by his wife of 56 years; Sally M. Marshall; two sons, Rick 
Marshall of Harrison City, PA and Duane (Nicki) Marshall of Kinsman; six 
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother Charles Marshall; and sisters 
Bonnie Hopkins and Jean (John) Kennedy. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Joseph; sister in law, 
Rosemary; and granddaughter Larie. 
Cremation was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer Winans Chapel 
in Cortland and there will be no services or calling hours. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhome.com

Friday November 27, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Joseph Amendolara, age 92, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, 
November 22, 2020 at Assumption Village, North Lima.

He was born on February 10, 1928 in Oriolo, Italy, son of the late Joseph and 
Catherine Truncelliti Amendolara, Sr, and came to the United States in 1947.

His wife, Anna Rongone Amendolara, whom he married on April 25, 1953, preceded 
him in death on April 25, 2020 – their 67th wedding anniversary.  They will be 
remembered fondly by many as the couple walking together in town, arm in arm, or 
always holding hands.  As one neighbor so beautifully expressed – they are such an 
inspiration of love.

Joseph retired from LTV Steel in Youngstown, having worked as a clerk in the 
storeroom. He was an army veteran of the Korean War and had been a past 
member of First Christian Church in Columbiana.

Much of Joe’s leisure time was spent in his garden.  It was his pride and joy, and 
many people have enjoyed touring it due to its unique characteristics of upcycling 
methods that he used to create, maintain, and expand it each year.  He was proud 
to have been featured as one of the stops on the Columbiana Garden Club tours. 
Joe was always building something and coming up with new inventions. He had 
designed and sub-contracted 5 homes that he previously lived in, including his last 
one in Columbiana, a town he and his wife grew to love.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Catherine (Dean) Bowman of Columbiana; son, 
Joseph (Laurie) Amendolara III of Austintown; two granddaughters, Jessica 
Bowman and Katlin (Michael) Adamczyk; a grandson, Jacob (Kelly) Bowman; two 
step-grandchildren, Doug (Becky) Stanley and Joe (Lori) Kolenick and nine great-
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters Victoria and Mary and a brother, Frank.

A private family memorial service will be held at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, 
Canfield.

Memorial donations in memory of Joseph can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 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

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Philip B. Brigido, 100, passed away peacefully at Gillette Nursing Home on Monday, 
November 23, 2020. He was born February 25, 1920 in Old Forge, PA. He was one 
of 14 children and was the last surviving sibling. 
Philip and the former Hilda Mischianti were united in marriage on December 19, 
1942. He and his wife have been married for 78 years. They relocated to Warren in 
1992 to be near his son Joseph and family. 
He worked in the coal related industry and in the textile industry. His greatest joys 
were enjoying his grandchildren and great granddaughters. Philip also enjoyed the 
simple pleasures in life. In addition to family, he enjoyed landscape care and helping 
family members with any work projects. He was a humble, peaceful, and 
unassuming individual who was devoted to family. 
He is survived by his wife Hilda; his son Joseph (Sandy); his grandchildren Philip 
(Kristi) and Laura (Mary); his great granddaughters Cara and Gia; and his daughter-
in-law Kim. 
Philip was preceded in death by his son, Leonard and his parents. 
Private family services were held at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts-Clark 
Chapel. Interment was at Howland Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions can be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave. Unit #9, 
Youngstown, OH 44505.

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Maria E. Reese, 75, passed away at home on Sunday November 22, 2020 
surrounded by her loved ones. 
Maria was born on July 6, 1945 in Warren, OH, the daughter of the late John and 
Victoria (Oltean) Kurmu. On Aug 28, 1971 she married the love of her life, Robert 
Reese. They shared 40 years together before Robert’s passing in 2011. 
Maria was a kind and loving soul who lived to take care of others. It did not matter if 
it was family, friends, or neighbors, if someone needed to be taken care of, she was 
there in the blink of an eye. Maria did not like to sit still; she was always on the 
move. She loved spending time with her family, shopping and taking pictures. She 
loved her dogs, even though she did not always want to admit it. 
Maria will be deeply missed by her son Gary (Faith) Booth; her stepchildren Robert 
Reese and Candace (Randy) Dzurilla; her grandchildren Carissa (Blair) Simmons, 
Samantha Booth, Katy Booth, Brianna (Justin) McAllister, Theodore Booth, Jessica 
(Kyle) Marino, Chelsea Dzurilla, and Isabell Dzurilla; her 15 great-grandchildren; her 
very close family member, Lisa Hoodin, who was always there for her; and many 
other family and friends. 
Besides her parents and her husband, Maria is preceded in death by her son Teddy 
Booth and her brothers John and Sam Kurmu. 
A graveside service will be held on Thursday December 3, 2020 at 1:00pm at 
Pineview Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Carol A. Morrison, 79 of Youngstown died Thursday evening at Trumbull Regional 
Medical Center. 
Carol was born September 20, 1941 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late William 
and Beryl (Emery) Reynolds and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from 
Austintown Fitch High School in 1959 and had worked at the former Livingston’s 
Clothing Store and Ohio Bell Telephone Company. Carol was an avid bowler and 
had belonged to various teams for over forty years, making many lifelong friends 
along the way, she was secretary of the Try Hards League for many years and she 
competed in tournaments and won city champs. She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, 
knitting, crocheting, reading and taking care of the roses she grew. She also 
enjoyed traveling, going on bus and train trips, and going to dinner and movies with 
friends. Carol was a member of the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of 
Youngstown. Her husband, Roger Morrison preceded her in death. She leaves a 
son, Ronald L. Morrison of Austintown; a daughter, Michelle (Michael) Edwards of 
Youngstown; five grandchildren, Jesse, Emily, Grace, and Faith Morrison and Sarah 
Edwards. Carol also leaves two sister-in-laws, Janet Reynolds of Austintown and 
Diane (Charles) Young of Columbus ; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her 
parents, Carol was preceded in death by a brother, William H. Reynolds, Jr.; and a 
daughter-in-law, Joyce Morrison. Private services will be held for the family.

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Thomas R. Kupec, 81 of Canfield, passed away on Sunday November 22, 2020 
after a short illness at Mercy St. Elizabeth Youngstown. Tom was born on January 
22, 1939 in Madison, Ohio to Stephen and Catherine (Czeszcziziki) Kupec. He 
came to Youngtown as a young child, but continued spending summers at his 
grandparents’ farm in Madison, Ohio. Tom graduated from Chaney High School in 
1956. He went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown College in 1964 
with a degree in Business Administration. He worked at St. Elizabeth hospital as an 
orderly while attending college, where he met the love of his life Anita Marie Groves. 
They were married on February 8th, 1964. Tom worked for General Motors in 
Lordstown, where he was one of the first employees hired at the plant and made 
many lasting friendships. He retired in 1996 after 30 years and enjoyed many years 
going on cruises with “his bride” Anita, vacationing in Arizona and fishing. Tom loved 
hosting his yearly fish fry, visiting with friends and always saying “sit down and stay 
awhile.” But most of all, his greatest enjoyment was the time that he spent with his 
grandchildren. Tom was active with the Catholic War Veterans, Eagles, GM monthly 
retiree breakfasts, volunteering at the food pantry, and working at the election polls. 
He leaves to cherish these wonderful memories of a great life, his wife, Anita Marie 
Kupec, son Dr. Thomas R. and Deanna Kupec (Canfield) and their children Thomas 
R. Kupec (Erica) of Tavares, Fl, Dyllan Kupec, and Austin Kupec. Daughter 
Stephanie Kupec and Dr. David Jackson (Canfield) and children, Anthony Pezzuolo, 
Danielle Pezzuolo, and Marissa Pezzuolo. Greatgrandchildren Thomas and Lilith 
Kupec. And sister in law, Frances Kupec of New Brunswick, Canada. He was 
preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Edward Kupec. A mass will be 
held on Friday, November 27th, 2020 at St. Joseph Church at 11:00 am in 
Austintown. Family will receive guests from 10 – 11 am at the church prior to the 
services. If attending services, due to Covid, please social distance and wear a 
mask. If you do not feel comfortable attending the services, please keep Tom and 
his family in your prayers. Instead of flowers, please consider donating to the 
Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salts Springs Road, 
Youngstown, Ohio 44509 in Tom’s name.

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Bruno Natale, age 76 passed away November 22, 2020. He was born May  1, 1944. 
He was proceeded in death by his Parents, Step-son; Lawrence Briner. He is 
survived by his Wife; Amelia and Step-Children who are heartbroken over their loss. 
He loved his family and he will be greatly missed by those he left behind. Cremation 
has taken place and no public services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
 Jo Ann Werbung, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2020.

She was born on August 21, 1937 to John and Dorothy (Allen) Werbung. 

Jo Ann graduated from Alliance High School. She worked for First National City 
Bank for thirty-three years. Jo Ann then worked for Alliance Community Hospital for 
eleven years as an administrative assistant until her retirement. She was a member 
of Christ United Methodist Church. Jo Ann was also a member of the Quota Club 
and the Women’s Division of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce.

Those left to cherish her memory are several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Robert Nelson Fetterolf, 80, of Beloit passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 
at his home. Robert was born on February 14, 1940 in Ashland, Pennsylvania to the 
late Mark W. and Lorraine B. (Palmer) Fetterolf. Robert attended the University of 
Florida in Gainesville to obtain his Master's degree in Chemistry. After attending 
college he worked for Dinnerware Pottery in Research and Development as a 
Ceramic Engineer. Robert enjoyed winters in Zapata, TX. and traveling the United 
States with his wife. The entire United States was their favorite place to visit.

Robert is survived by two sisters June Ann Terry of Poland and Evelyn Penny Antal 
of Newton Falls and a brother Mark Fetterolf of Struthers. Besides his parents, 
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Arlyne R. (Henry) Fetterolf who passed 
away November 27, 2013.

A private family service will take place with interment taking place at Highland 
Memorial Park, Beloit. 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, 

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Robert Nelson Fetterolf, 80, of Beloit passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 
at his home. Robert was born on February 14, 1940 in Ashland, Pennsylvania to the 
late Mark W. and Lorraine B. (Palmer) Fetterolf. Robert attended the University of 
Florida in Gainesville to obtain his Master's degree in Chemistry. After attending 
college he worked for Dinnerware Pottery in Research and Development as a 
Ceramic Engineer. Robert enjoyed winters in Zapata, TX. and traveling the United 
States with his wife. The entire United States was their favorite place to visit.

Robert is survived by two sisters June Ann Terry of Poland and Evelyn Penny Antal 
of Newton Falls and a brother Mark Fetterolf of Struthers. Besides his parents, 
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Arlyne R. (Henry) Fetterolf who passed 
away November 27, 2013.

A private family service will take place with interment taking place at Highland 
Memorial Park, Beloit. 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, 

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING--Joan L. Culp, 84, of Sebring, Ohio, passed away at her home on 
Sunday, November 1, 2020. She was born on November 19, 1935, in Northampton 
Township, Ohio to the late Lawrence and Geraldine (Lance) Anderson. She was 
preceded in death by her first husband Bernard, and two brothers, Dwayne (infant) 
& Raymond L Anderson.

Joan is survived by her husband Lawrence (Sebring), sister Alice (Alliance), 
daughter Pamela (William) of Punta Gorda, FL, son Kevin (Coventry Township, OH), 
Grandson Christopher (Brandie), and  two Great-Grandchildren, Hudson and Ava, 
all of  North Port, FL. 

 

Joan was a 1953 graduate of Atwater High School, very active in cheerleading, 
voted the Junior-Senior Prom Queen and performed in the high school’s production 
of Hillbilly Weddin. An accomplished roller skater, league bowler, gardener, 
seamstress, and a passionate collector of owls, Joan enjoyed attending the monthly 
cousins’ luncheons, summer family reunions and, spending time with her husband 
and beloved pets.

 

Per her wishes, there will be no memorial service and interment will be at the 
Atwater Cemetery, Atwater, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her 
memory to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range RD, Canfield, OH 44422. 

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING--Joan L. Culp, 84, of Sebring, Ohio, passed away at her home on 
Sunday, November 1, 2020. She was born on November 19, 1935, in Northampton 
Township, Ohio to the late Lawrence and Geraldine (Lance) Anderson. She was 
preceded in death by her first husband Bernard, and two brothers, Dwayne (infant) 
& Raymond L Anderson.

Joan is survived by her husband Lawrence (Sebring), sister Alice (Alliance), 
daughter Pamela (William) of Punta Gorda, FL, son Kevin (Coventry Township, OH), 
Grandson Christopher (Brandie), and  two Great-Grandchildren, Hudson and Ava, 
all of  North Port, FL. 

 

Joan was a 1953 graduate of Atwater High School, very active in cheerleading, 
voted the Junior-Senior Prom Queen and performed in the high school’s production 
of Hillbilly Weddin. An accomplished roller skater, league bowler, gardener, 
seamstress, and a passionate collector of owls, Joan enjoyed attending the monthly 
cousins’ luncheons, summer family reunions and, spending time with her husband 
and beloved pets.

 

Per her wishes, there will be no memorial service and interment will be at the 
Atwater Cemetery, Atwater, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her 
memory to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range RD, Canfield, OH 44422. 

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Obituary
Larry D. Prickett, 73, of Alliance, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 
a long-time illness.

He was born on December 29, 1946, in Alliance, Ohio to Kenneth and Clara (Leech) 
Prickett.

Larry attended Marlington High School for four years and then enlisted in the United 
States Army for three years serving in Germany and Vietnam as an infantry soldier.  
He was employed at Transue and Williams for over 12 years.

Larry loved to fish, hunt and to tease whoever would put up with his antics.  His 
generous spirit and great sense of humor will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  his son, Kevin Prickett, of Garden City, 
Kansas;  and his brother, Michael Prickett of Akron, Ohio.   

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Rodie of Lecompton, Kansas; 
granddaughter, Kelsey Rodie; great-grandson, Evan of Overbrook, Kansas; 
grandson, Mason Rodie of Manhattan, Kansas; his brother, Kenneth Prickett Jr.; 
sisters, Shirley Prickett and Barbara Moore of Alliance,  and Nancy Prickett of San 
Antonio, Texas.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Atwater Cemetery.

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

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
NORTH JACKSON-Evelyn Jane Medzie, 89, entered into eternal life Monday, 
November 23, 2020 at Antonine Village where she made her home. Evelyn was 
born December 30, 1930 in Clearfield, PA, the daughter of Virginia (Green) and Guy 
Shirey. Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul J. Medzie, whom 
she met at the Clearfield County Fair Roller Rink in Clearfield, PA. They married 
July 1, 1950 and were devoted in marriage for 64 years. She leaves many treasured 
memories of which include her great talent as a seamstress and her love of oil 
painting. Evelyn had a deep affection for teaching the Catholic faith to elementary 
children at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Lake Milton where she also raised her 
family. She was one of the first four women to receive the St. Pius X Service Award 
from the Diocese of Youngstown upon her completion of studies at Kent State 
University. Evelyn will be dearly missed by her children, Robert (Mary Beth) of Hilton 
Head SC, Victoria (Roger) Bowman of Martinsburg, WV, Thomas (Margaret) of Kent 
OH and Michele (Wayne) Sarna of Ellsworth OH. She leaves eight grandchildren 
and eight great-grandchildren. She is survived by two brothers, Oscar Smith of 
Clearfield PA, Ward Smith of Lakeview WA, four sister-in-laws, many nieces, 
nephews and God children. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. 
Monday, November 30, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in North 
Jackson. The family would like to thank the loving staff and administration of 
Antonine Village for the care that brought joy and quality to Evelyn’s life and in her 
final days. They also thank and recognize Hospice of the Valley. Contributions may 
be made to Antonine Village 2675 N. Lipkey Road North Jackson, OH 44451 and 
Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512. Arrangements are by 
the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Louis C. Bertuzzi (Louie) passed away Monday, November 22, 2020 at 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital. 
He was born on February 7, 1930 in Luciusboro, PA, the youngest of eleven 
children born to the late Genofee (Effie) and Alexander Bertuzzie. The family moved 
to the Warren area when Louie was a small boy. 
Lou married the love of his life, Charlene Tocorzic, on April 19, 1958. Together they 
raised their family in a strong and loving home until her passing on May 18, 1989. 
He is now at peace in her arms. Although all three of his daughters were grown and 
on their own at the time of her passing, Lou stepped in to fill the untimely void left by 
his wife, giving them an immense level of love, support and friendship up until the 
moment he passed. 
He was employed as a steel laborer at Republic Steel/LTV Steel in Warren for 39 
years, retiring in February of 1986. 
Lou always enjoyed time spent with his family, but he was always a hunter and sport 
shooter at heart. He shot trap and skeet as a member of the Fish and Game Club of 
Vienna for many decades. In the prime of his life he was known in the Northeastern 
Ohio area as a legend at gun clubs, winning many competition events, including 2nd 
place at the 1967 Tri State Shoot in Steubenville, OH. He was a marksman of 
unbelievable talent and versatility. When age robbed him of his ability to shoot, he 
helped run the gun club he had been part of for so many years. 
Among other things, he enjoyed bowling and fishing. A true die-hard fan of baseball, 
he was the Cleveland Indians number 1 fan since he was 11 years old. In his later 
years, Lou rarely missed a televised game – intently watching and re-watching 
game replays over and over again. 
He was an extremely devoted and protective father and grandfather. He leaves 
behind to cherish his memory his three daughters, Beverly (Robert) Kook, Donna 
(Scott) Massa, and Julie (Ted) Achladis; his five grandchildren Courtney Keller, Leah 
Boley, Teddy Achladis, Amber Achladis and Dominic Massa; his two great-
grandchildren Riley Keller and Mia Boley; and his nephew, Dale Bertuzzi who was 
like the son he never had. 
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his five brothers John, Frank, 
Alex, Albert, and Dale; and his five sisters Lucy, Elizabeth, Virginia, Helen and 
Linda. 
The family would like to thank the nursing staff on the sixth floor of Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital and the ninth floor Vibra staff for the excellent care that they 
extended to Lou in his final weeks of life. The gratitude that we feel for the support, 
compassion, kindness, and companionship which were given so unselfishly and 
lovingly to our father during his final difficult days cannot be expressed in words. 
Due to the current coronavirus circumstances, private family services will be held.

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Betty L. Porter age 71 of Alliance, passed away Monday November 23, 2020 at 
345pm at Regency West Hospital in Middleburg Heights, Ohio after a tough fight. 
She was born January 20, 1949 to the late William Dorsey and Betty (Patterson) 
Dorsey. She is survived by her loving Husband of 54 years; David Porter, Sons; 
David, Dwayne, and John Porter, 6 Grandchildren, and 10 Great -Grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her Parents; Brothers, and Sisters. Betty was a 
giving person who was always taking care of others. She spent her whole life taking 
care of people and started her career at Alliance Community Hospital and later went 
to private duty. after retiring, she enjoyed flowers, gardening, and taking very 
meticulous care of her yard. She was also passionate about her family and enjoyed 
spending time with them. She will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind. 
Visitation will take place Friday November 27, 2020 at Dean's Funeral Home from 5-
7pm. Masks will be required and social distancing protocols will be followed 
because of Covid-19. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia – Thomas Earl "Tom” Selway, age 70, passed away Friday, November 20, 
2020 at University Hospitals of Cleveland following complications from a stroke and 
lung cancer.

Tom was born on July 24, 1950 in Salem, son of the late Earl and Annetta Smith 
Selway and had lived in this area all of his life.

Tom served in the US Navy Seabees MCB62 during the Vietnam War. He had 
worked as a welder/fitter for the former NRM and various shops in the area. He had 
a passion for cars and Triumph motorcycles and was known for being able to fix 
anything dealing with cars and motorcycles.

Tom is survived by his wife, the former Mary Morrissey, whom he married on 
October 18, 1975; his son, Aaron Selway of Austintown and his girlfriend, Melisa 
Kelsey; his daughter, Mallory (Tyler) Gaines of Edmond, OK; four grandchildren, 
Maddux Gaines, Aria Selway and her mother, Christina, Maguire Gaines, Derby 
Grace Gaines; a sister, Sandy Holisky of Columbiana, OH; two brothers, Randy 
(Cathy) Selway of Leetonia, Brad Selway and his fiancée, Crissy King of Salem. He 
will also be missed by six special friends, Tom, Ed, Jerry, Roger, Fred and Bob.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Ann Selway and 
a brother, Edwin Selway.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 
pm at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia where social distancing will be 
followed and masks are required.

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 November 24, 2020

Obituary
Enon Valley, PA – Jeffrey A. Zeh, 60, died peacefully Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 
his home following a long illness.

Mr. Zeh was born August 11, 1960 in Ellwood City, PA, a son of Lee and Susan 
McCrea Zeh and had lived in the area all of his life.  He was a 1979 graduate of 
Blackhawk High School.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, 
Petersburg, OH and formerly been a member of the Enon Valley Fire Department.

Besides his parents of Beaver, PA, he is survived by his wife, the former Brenda L. 
Rummel, whom he married June 11, 1983; a daughter, Rachel L. Zeh of Pittsburgh, 
PA; a son, Jason (Stephanie) Zeh of Patterson Twp., PA; two sisters, Sharon Zeh of 
East Palestine, OH and Amy (Shawn) Mineard of Hopewell, PA; two grandchildren, 
Alexander and Lena; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. 
John Lutheran Church, Petersburg, OH with Pastor Erin Burns officiating.  Burial will 
follow in Petersburg Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, 
November 24, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on 
Wednesday.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be required.  A 
memorial dinner will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to 
the church.

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

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

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Harry “Lee” Coppock, 87, of Columbiana, died suddenly on Thursday, 
November 19, 2020 at The Villages Hospital, Lady Lake, FL.

Mr. Coppock was born on August 29, 1933 in Lisbon, OH, a son of the late Chalmer 
Coppock and Helen Gyurovcsik Coppock Uselton, and had lived in this area all of 
his life.  He had served in the U.S. Army and first worked with his father at ABC 
Mining.  He then worked for International Mill Service, Sharon, PA, retiring in 1995 
as a supervisor.

He had been a member of the former Robbins United Methodist Church, 
Washingtonville for many years and recently became a member of East Fairfield 
United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the East Fairfield Ruritan Club 
and the Columbiana Historical Society.

His wife, Joan P. Jackson Coppock, preceded him in death on, August 11, 2017.  
Harry is survived by his daughter, Shannon (Mike) Sartoski of Canton, OH; a step 
daughter, Darla (Robert) Copeland of Bloomingdale, OH; two sons, Kristen Lee 
Coppock of Colorado and Eric (Laura) Coppock of Findlay, OH; a step son, Richard 
(Marlene) Kunkle of Leetonia, OH; two sisters, Cheryl Coppock and Charlene 
Manning, both of Arizona; six grandchildren, Leslie Kunkle-Endicott, Laurel Lusk, 
Cheyenne Sartoski, Timothy Copeland, Adam Kunkle, and Zachery Coppock; and 
eight great grandchildren.

Private services for the family are being held at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Spring as well 
as burial in Washingtonville Cemetery.  If friends wish to pay their respects to Mr. 
Coppock, they may do so from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2020 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, noting that the family will not be 
present.  Social distancing protocol and masks will be required.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield Ruritan Club or the East 
Fairfield United Methodist Church.  Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Dale Ward, 62, of Alliance passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 
McCrea Manor. Dale was born on November 3, 1958 to Robert and Janice (Welch) 
Ward. Dale enjoyed attending swap meets, fishing, traveling and old cars.

Robert is survived by his mother Janet (Welch) Ward, a brother David Ward of 
Beloit; two sisters Janet Courtney of Alliance and Valerie Ward of Beloit. Besides his 
father Dale was preceded in death by his brother Brian Ward and a dear friend Betty 
Vernon.

Per Dale's request no services will take place. 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, Ohio

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Timothy Jay Krabill, age 64, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 22, 
2020. He was a member of Identity Church in Green and he was retired from 
Timken Research after 35 years of service. Tim was a loving husband to his wife of 
43 years, Donna Krabill; an amazing father to his three children, Katie (Jarrett) Yu, 
Michael (Shannon) Krabill, Matthew (Candice) Krabill and a wonderful grandpa to 
his seven grandchildren, Dallas, Caden, Zeke, Miles, Ruby, Paxton and Ezra. He is 
also survived by his mother, Betty Krabill; a sister, Karen (Wayne) Keller; a brother, 
Tom (Ann) Krabill.

He was a great man who loved people because Christ loved him first. His heart for 
those around him came through his selfless humble service. Though an engineer by 
profession, he was a teacher at heart, always thoughtful and full of kindness. 
Whether teaching his grandkids how to fish or how to throw a fastball, it was done 
with love and care.

A private family graveside service was held in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In 
lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jonathan David Foundation 4488 
Township Rd 354, Millersburg, OH 44654. Online condolences may be left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com  

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home  

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Obituary
Cynthia Jean King, age 73, of Louisville, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 
November 22, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Canton, 
Ohio on November 10, 1947 to the late Albert and Nova (Rohrer) Mobberley. 
Cynthia was a 1975 graduate of Mercy School of Practical Nursing. She was a 
former employee of Mercy Medical Center and retired from North Canton Medical 
Center Pediatrics Dept. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” King to whom she married April 
20, 1968; two daughters, Cristin (William) Thompson, Nicole King (Amanda Taylor); 
a sister, Roberta Arendes; three brothers, Harry (Debra) Mobberly, Douglas (Penny) 
Mobberly and Timothy (Cindy) Mobberly; two grandchildren, Brayden and Sydney 
Thompson. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne 
Brown.

A mass of Christian burial (with masks and social distancing) will be 11am Saturday 
at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville, with burial to follow in St Louis Parish 
Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. On line condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                           Stier – Israel Funeral 

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Russell Carl Loudon passed away peacefully Sunday, November 22, 
2020. He was born May 24, 1928 in New Garden, Ohio, son of the late Arthur and 
Dora (Meehan) Loudon. The family moved to Winona in 1942. He was a 1946 
Salem High School graduate. Russ went on to study at the Ohio State University 
and furthered his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

He served his apprenticeship at the Eckard Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio, and 
became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1950. During that time, he met 
his wife of 64 years, Marilyn Williams, who was a nursing student at Akron General 
Hospital. They got married on July 14, 1956. Together they moved to Salem where 
he purchased part ownership of Stark Memorial from Jack R. Harroff, along with 
partner James Giffin, who later retired. Russell became the sole owner of Stark 
Memorial in 1978 and was dedicated to his work for 60 years, until he retired in 
2019.

Russell took pride in his community involvement. His memberships included the 
First Presbyterian Church, Saxon Club, Salem Hose Club, past President and 
member of the Salem Rotary Club, Salem Elks, a 64-year Mason, Al Koran Shrine, 
and was the last remaining founding member and past President of the Winona 
Ruritan Club. Other accomplishments include past President of the Salem Area 
Chamber of Commerce, a 25-year member of the Board of Trustees for the Salem 
Community Hospital, board member of the Salem City Health Department, former 
Chairman of the United Way, and Chairman of the Salem Jubilee Ball. Russel was 
also honored by the Salem Historical Society as the Citizen of the Year in April of 
2018, and was given a special award by The Salem Chamber of Commerce and the 
Beautification Committee for the beautiful landscaping that surrounded Stark 
Memorial which enriched the community for many years.

Russell took pride in entertaining and honoring the members of the Salem Color 
Guard and their spouses. He enjoyed providing the funeral home lawn for seating 
and providing various snacks to all those in attendance during the former annual 
Jubilee Parades. He was a strong supporter of the Columbiana County Fair and the 
4-H Steer Program.

Russell is survived by his wife, Marilyn, daughter, Julie (Sam) Johnson, and his two 
grandchildren, Paige and Hayden Johnson, who were the joy of his life, and sister, 
Olive Arlene Yarian of Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by two 
brothers, Robert and Eugene Loudon.

A private service will be held for the family. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a 
Remembrance Celebration will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can 
be made to The Salem First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St., Salem, OH 
44460, The Winona Historical Society, P.O., Box 85, Winona, OH 44493, or The 
Salem High School Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460, in 
honor of Russell Loudon - Class of 1946.

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

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

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
WASHINGTONVILLE – Gary James Welsh, 68, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 
at Mercy – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born March 25, 1952 in 
Salem, son of the late John and Dorothy (Evans) Welsh.

Gary was a 1970 graduate of Leetonia High School. He was a self-employed 
farmer. Gary was a hard worker and good father. He loved farming and traveling to 
Tennessee and Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Caraway) Welsh whom he married January 30, 
1989; children, Health Welsh, Chad Welsh, Todd Welsh and stepdaughter, Tiffany 
Blaney.

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 Gary’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
Michael Mandolesi age 61 passed away Saturday November 21, 2020 at Aultman 
Alliance Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 7, 1959 to the late Ed 
Mandolesi and Joanne ( Francis) Mandolesi. He is survived by his Daughters; 
Megan Lynn Mandolesi, Morgan Elizabeth (Willie Jenkins) Mandolesi, and Michelle 
Lindsay (Daniel) Roller. Sisters; Monica Mandolesi, Brothers; Ed "Butch" (Margaret) 
Mandolesi, Matthew (Beth) Mandolesi, Grandchildren; Mercedes, Carter, Maddox, 
Cameron, Caris, and several Nieces and Nephews. Michael loved to shop and 
loved to go bowling. He worked at Alliance Community Hospital as an orderly for 
many years. He enjoyed spending time with his Daughters as well as hanging out 
with his Brother; "Butch". He also loved his cat, Charcoal. Cremation will take place 
and  inurnment will take place at a future date with Father Feicht officiating a 
graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alliance. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
Cortland: Lennah Jae Hall, passed away peacefully with her parents by her side on 
November 19, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. Lennah was born on November 6, 2020 
in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Joshua Hall and Stefanie Wazelle. She will be 
deeply missed by her parents, her siblings Damien and Donovan, her grandparents 
Denise Murphy, Kim Hornbeck, John Wazelle (Amy Dean), and Scott Hall (Tracy 
Wenger), and great grandparents Carolyn And Jim Wazelle, Rose and Bill Dawson, 
Jan Hornbeck, John and Ann Hornbeck, and Carol Hall. She was preceded in death 
by her great grandfather Richard Hall and cousin Jaclyn Wazelle. Matthew 19:14 
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the 
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 
Per the family’s request there will be no services. To express condolences please 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be 
made to the Children’s Heart Foundation, 5 Revere Drive One Northbrook Place, 
Suite 200, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 or The Ronald McDonald House, 10415 Euclid 
Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
Wanda Mae Teter Davies, a true servant, went home to be with her Lord and Savior 
at Trinity Community Home of 
Beavercreek, Ohio, November 17th, 2020. She was born to the late Verley Mantz 
Teter and Norma Ellen Tahney Teter on August 29, 1934 in Elkins, West Virginia. 
Her parents, two brothers, a sister, a nephew, and great-niece preceded her in 
death. 

Wanda graduated from University High, Morgantown, West Virginia. At 18, she 
married Donald Ross Davies on September 20, 1952 also in Morgantown. Three 
years later they moved to Youngstown, Ohio where they raised their daughter and 
son. 

Wanda began working for the Austintown School System at Frank Ohl Middle 
School as a cafeteria worker in 1969 and retired May 12, 1989 after 31 years. Her 
spiritual time has been spent at Youngstown Baptist Church and Boardman Baptist 
Church both of Youngstown, Ohio. Wanda was a wife, sister, mother, grandmother, 
and great-grandmother (fondly known as “Nanny”) that deeply loved her family. She 
often cared about others before herself. Wanda was kind-hearted, very giving, 
hardworking and loved helping others. She was known for her cooking, especially 
her pies. She had a keen sense of humor but could also speak her mind! 

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, of 64 years, Donald Ross Davies 
(Trinity), daughter, Sherry Snyder (Gary) of Virginia, son Donald Ross Davies, Jr. of 
Kettering, Ohio; adored six grandchildren, Joshua David and Charity Joy Snyder of 
Virginia; Brittany Nicole Sweigart (Chad) of Grove City, Ohio; Bethany Noelle Scott 
(Jason) of Black Mountain, North Carolina; Jordan Ross Davies (Jasmine) of 
Dayton, Ohio, and Dustin Patrick Davies (Carla) of California. Also seven great-
grandchildren: Alexa Nicole and Blake Aaron Sweigart, Kade Farnsworth and Kruz 
Patrick Scott, Carter Grace and Carmen Mae Davies, and Connor Ross Davies and 
many other relatives and friends.

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
Cathy M. Fahndrich, 64, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 19, 2020 
at St Elizabeth Hospital. Cathy was born November 25, 1955 in Youngstown, the 
daughter of Joseph Robert and Dorothy Catherine (Matuscak) Mancini. She was a 
1973 graduate of Chaney High School and has worked as an administrative 
assistant for Art Flauto and later for Bodine Perry. Cathy retired in 2013 to help care 
for her grandchildren. She was a member of St Christine Parish. Cathy was a loving 
wife, mother, and grandmother and cherished spending time with her family. She 
enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school programs and sporting events, playing 
Scrabble, gardening, and flowers especially Sunflowers and Daisies. She also 
enjoyed daytime soap opera; you were taking your chances if you call her between 
12:30 and 2:00 PM. Cathy leaves her husband Dennis Lee Fahndrich, whom she 
married December 3, 1977, two children, Jennifer Lynne (Craig) Walters of Canfield, 
and Dennis Joseph (Kelli) Fahndrich of Cornersburg, five grandchildren, Cooper 
Edwin, Julianna Catherine, and Colton Elliott Walters, of Canfield, and Mia Belle and 
Parker Lee Fahndrich of Cornersburg. Cathy also leaves her siblings, Mary Louise 
Mancini of Youngstown, Joseph Robert (Kathy) Mancini Jr. of Lakeland, FL, Barbara 
Ann Mraz of Canfield, and Nicholas Joseph (Melissa) Mancini of McDonald. Cathy 
also leave behind many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded 
in death by her parents, Joseph and Dorothy, her in-laws, Burton and Mildred 
Fahndrich and her grandparents, Paul and Anna Matuscak, and Florindo and Anna 
Marie Mancini. Friends may call Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11 AM until 1:30 
PM at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
THOMAS A. DRAPER, JR. 
1924-2020 

Thomas A. Draper, Jr. age 96, passed away early Saturday morning, November 21, 
2020 at Woodlands at Hampton Woods Nursing Facility. He was formerly of 
Boardman, OH. 

Thomas A. Draper, Jr., was born in Youngstown, OH, May 29, 1924 to Thomas A. 
Draper, Sr. and Elma Hawkins Draper. Thomas graduated from Wilson High School 
in January 
1943 and then entered the U.S. Army in May. Thomas served with the 274th 
Armored Field Artillery as a Technician Fifth Grade in France, Luxembourg, Belgium 
and Germany. 
In France, September of 1944, he received the Silver Star for gallantry in action. 
Thomas was Honorably Discharged September 1945. Thomas then met Betty Lee 
Evans at a wedding on New Years Eve in 1945. They wrote letters while he 
attended Bradley University. Tom proposed and they were married September 6, 
1946. Betty and Tom were married for 71 years. 

After graduation from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, Thomas taught school 
for the Youngstown City Schools for 32 years. Twenty-nine years at North High 
School in Machine shop, one year at Manpower Skill Center and three years at 
Adams Jr. High School. 

He was a long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he 
welcomed the opportunity to serve as a trustee. Tom volunteered at the yearly 
books sale with Betty where he provided baked goods and helped to set up/tear 
down well into his 80’s. Thomas helped replace the footbridge at Camp Frederick, 
formerly known as Camp Westminster. 

Thomas is a former member of Boy Scout Committee Troop 60 at Westminster 
Church. 
He was a member of the NEA, MRTA ORTA, Berlin Center Historical Society, 
American Legion and American Sternwheelers Association. 

In 1993, Thomas volunteered to be an essential part of the building of “Kids Town” 
playground in Boardman Park, Boardman, OH. 

Thomas always loved to share his generous knowledge and experience on and 
about the Ohio River and its tributaries. He was an avid boater for 66 years. You 
would find him most summers after retirement on the Ohio River on his houseboat, 
“Drape Shape,” welcoming friends and family to join him in a story or two. 

Thomas leaves behind daughter, Terri Ford, Hilton Head, SC; son, Tom (Judy) 
Draper of Canfield. He also leaves five grandchildren, Fred “Bo” (Caroline) Ford, 
James (Michelle) Ford, Matthew (Stephanie) Ford, Kati (Justin) Shearer, Kari 
(Edward) Ross, eleven great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Lois Draper. 

Besides his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife Betty; son-in-law 
Thomas B. Ford and brother William H. Draper. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Boy Scout Troop 60, Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Youngstown, OH 44512 or the American 
Legion, Post #49, 402 Lakeside Dr., Hamlet, NC 28345. Memorial service and 
internment will be at a later date in North Carolina. There will be no calling hours.

Monday November 23, 2020


Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
 Rose Marie Wright, age 97, passed away at McCrea Manor on November 20, 2020 
from Covid-19.

She was born in West Point, Ohio on November 2, 1923 to Anton and Mary Kapalin. 

Rose graduated from David Anderson High School in Lisbon. She attended 
business college in Salem and Alliance. Rose then became a stenographer and 
typist in the engineering department of Taylorcraft and later the accounting 
department of Morgan Engineering.

Rose was a member of Christ United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was 
of Bohemian (Czech) heritage and will be dearly missed by the cats and wildlife of 
the area.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Robert T. Wright III of Washington 
Township.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T Wright Jr, whom she married 
on March 28, 1948; and an infant daughter, Cheryl Diane.

A visitation will be held on November 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.

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

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
Robert C. Edwards, age 85, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at McCrea Manor 
on November 19, 2020.

He was born on September 3, 1935 to Wm. Donald Edwards and Cora L. 
(Shrimplin) Edwards. 

Robert graduated from Alliance High School in 1953. He was a partner in the 
families business Edwards Lumber and Construction from 1953 until 1981. Robert 
then became a salesman for Ceco Co. selling steel buildings. Bob had his private 
pilot license and enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and was also a 
member of the Balsa Bees Flying Club. He was a member of the Sportsmen’s 
Shooting Center in Louisville OH where he was a member shooting skeet for many 
years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, William D. Edwards Jr. of Florida; 
his daughters, Vickie Edwards of Alliance and Karen (Peter) Bendt of Franklin, PA; 
son, Robert (Richelle) Edwards of Minerva; two grandsons, Christopher Bendt of 
Cleveland and Hunter Edwards of Minerva; a step-grandaughter, Morgan Grim of 
Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gwen (Monter) Edwards and his 
step-daughter, Renee Garhart.

No funeral services will be held.

A special thank you to Crossroads Hospice for their around the clock care at the 
end.

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

Monday November 23, 2020

Obituary
Tony Eugene Tanner age 52 of Alliance passed away Sunday November 22, 2020 
with his loving family at his side. He was born February 7, 1968 to Delmus Tanner 
and Ruth Watts. He was a loving Husband to his Wife: Tracy Tanner. He was a 
great Father to his Children; Daughter; Ashley Tanner and Sons; Anthony and Adam 
Tanner. In addition to the family mentioned he is also survived by a Sister; Debbie 
Tanner, Brothers: Michael Tanner and Ricky Light. Tony will be remembered as  a 
great Son- Husband- Brother. Tony was a tremendous Friend to all . He was an avid 
hunter who enjoyed life. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. A Private 
family service has taken place and a graveside service and burial will be held 
Wednesday November 25, 2020 at Alliance City Cemetery with Pastor Lynn Moore 
officiating. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
WINONA – Gail “Skeeter” Joseph Ruble, 86, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 
his home. He was born February 4, 1934 in Salem, son of the late Earl and Sarah 
(Crocket) Ruble.

Skeeter was a 1952 graduate of Salem High School. He served in the United States 
Army from 1957-1959. Before his retirement in 1996, Skeeter had worked for 
Columbia Gas for 41 years. He was a member of the Salem AMVETS Post 45.

Survivors include two sons, Scott (Michelle Lucas) Ruble of Salineville and Mark 
(Maureen) Ruble of Orlando, FL; daughter, Holly (Joel) Ruble of Winona; four 
grandchildren, Chase (Gabby) Ruble, Adam Ruble, Hannah Ruble and Jacob Ruble 
and three great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a brother, Robert Ruble and a sister, Bonnie Samuelson also 
preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Dan Hepner officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the 
funeral home. Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery in Hanoverton with full military 
honors provided by Salem Honor Guard. For the safety of the Ruble family, 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.

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 Skeeters’ obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Harry C. Kacenski, age 86, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, 
November 22, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 20, 1934 in New Waterford, son of the late Chester and 
Delvina Newcomer Kacenski.

Harry was a Construction Engineer, PE, working with various world firms. He 
achieved the 32nd Master Mason Degree, serving as education officer at the 
Columbiana Allen Lodge #276. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 
Throughout his life he was a servant of Christ, ministering with many churches, 
most recently at the Christian House, East Palestine. Harry was knowledgeable 
about everything he was involved in and enjoyed doing research on various 
subjects.

Harry is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Marlene Plaver of North 
Canton, Robin (George) Brown of Columbiana and Lyndel (Richard) Beverly of 
Leetonia; two step sons, James (Emilie) Breyfogle of Arizona and Thomas (Anne) 
Breyfogle of Kentucky; two granddaughters, Renee Beverly and Emily Plaver; five 
grandsons, Jeff (Jorri) Beverly, Greg (Dena) Brown, Ryan (Samantha) Brown, Adam 
Plaver and Nathan Breyfogle and three Great Grandchildren, Mathew, Grady, 
Logan. Also surviving is his sister, Delores Walsh of East Palestine.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Kacenski, Sr. and a sister, Darla 
Burkey.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11:00 am - 1:00 
pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana where social 
distancing will be followed and masks are required.

A private family funeral ceremony will be held with Mr. John Reed, Minister 
officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, with 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 November 22, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Harry C. Kacenski, age 86, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, 
November 22, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 20, 1934 in New Waterford, son of the late Chester and 
Delvina Newcomer Kacenski.

Harry was a Construction Engineer, PE, working with various world firms. He 
achieved the 32nd Master Mason Degree, serving as education officer at the 
Columbiana Allen Lodge #276. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 
Throughout his life he was a servant of Christ, ministering with many churches, 
most recently at the Christian House, East Palestine. Harry was knowledgeable 
about everything he was involved in and enjoyed doing research on various 
subjects.

Harry is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Marlene Plaver of North 
Canton, Robin (George) Brown of Columbiana and Lyndel (Richard) Beverly of 
Leetonia; two step sons, James (Emilie) Breyfogle of Arizona and Thomas (Anne) 
Breyfogle of Kentucky; two granddaughters, Renee Beverly and Emily Plaver; five 
grandsons, Jeff (Jorri) Beverly, Greg (Dena) Brown, Ryan (Samantha) Brown, Adam 
Plaver and Nathan Breyfogle and three Great Grandchildren, Mathew, Grady, 
Logan. Also surviving is his sister, Delores Walsh of East Palestine.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Kacenski, Sr. and a sister, Darla 
Burkey.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11:00 am - 1:00 
pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana where social 
distancing will be followed and masks are required.

A private family funeral ceremony will be held with Mr. John Reed, Minister 
officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, with 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

"Success comes to the man who gives more than he receives"

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
Leavittsburg – Linda K. Huff, 67, passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 
St. Joseph Warren Hospital. 
Linda was born on June 1, 1953 in Ohio, the daughter of Jack Simpson and 
Geraldine Fuller. She married the love of her life, Earl Huff Jr., on June 1, 1981 and 
they shared 39 wonderful years together. 
Linda enjoyed doing many things. She loved working on crafts, knitting, and she 
thoroughly enjoyed going to family events. She was a die-hard Steelers fan and 
loved watching them. Linda was a kind-hearted, generous soul who loved to help 
those who needed it most, especially the children at Warren City Schools where she 
worked. There was nothing that she loved more than her children, grandchildren, 
and great-grandchildren; she lived for them. 
Linda will be missed dearly by mother; her husband, Earl Jr.; her children 
Christopher (Michele) Bland, Scott (Schonna) Bland, Eric (Amber) Bland, Jamie 
(Amanda) Bland, Heather (Terry) Livingston, and Mat (Kristin) Huff; her step-
children Scott (Heather) Jukes and Trish (Todd) Kover; her twenty grandchildren; 
her four great-grandchildren; her siblings James, Judy, Mark, Brian, Jack, Kenny, 
and Susan; and many other family and friends. 
Besides for her father, Linda is preceded in death by her siblings Gary, Sherry, and 
Kathy. 
There will be no services held at this time for Linda due to the current restrictions 
regarding the corona virus. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
HUBBARD- Mary Ann Javorsky, age 73, passed away at her residence after a 20-
year battle with COPD. 
Mary was born June 4, 1947 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to the late Michael and 
Florence (Stefonek) Miglesz. She was a 1965 graduate of Brookfield High School. 
Mary enjoyed knitting, fishing, gardening, and cooking. She was a member of St. 
Thomas the Apostle Church. 
She is preceded in death by her parents. 
Mary is survived by her husband Mark, who she married on October 20, 1967; her 
daughter Jennifer Lynn Javorsky, her son Mark (Terri) Javorsky, II, a granddaughter 
Kayla Javorsky, her brother Ronald (Sally) Miglesz, and her sister Cookie (Bob) 
Baker. 
Funeral services will be private, Entombment will be at Crown Hill Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market St. Youngstown, Ohio 44512 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Mary’s 
family.

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Madelyn Kershner, 95, passed away quietly in her sleep on Wednesday 
November 18, 2020 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren. 
She was born in Toronto, Ohio on June 11, 1925, to Claude and Dolores Schwartz. 
She was a graduate of Toronto High School and moved to the Warren area in 1944. 
She worked various jobs in Warren and retired from Sears in 1975. She was a long-
time member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. 
Through the years, Madelyn had various hobbies and interests. She created 
beautiful family history books and researched family trees back before it was an 
easy task. She enjoyed various crafts, created beautiful quilts and had also enjoyed 
stamp collecting. She enjoyed walking and often used that time for prayer and 
meditation. Spending time with family brought her joy and she was a true dog lover. 
She will always be remembered for her positive outlook and pleasant personality. 
Madelyn is survived by her son Jeffrey (Susan) Kershner of Columbiana; her 
daughters Pat Infield of Asheville, NC and Sandi (Joe) Petiya of Cortland. She was 
blessed with seven grandchildren: Christina (Eric Katz) Kershner, Stephanie (Josh 
Quillen) Kershner, Emelia Altschul, Ian (Indea) Altschul, Scott (Laura) Petiya, 
Shawn (Susanna) Petiya, Brett (Les) Petiya; and twelve great-grandchildren. She is 
also survived by several nieces and nephews. 
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Robert Barnes, who was 
a casualty of WWII; her second husband and father of her children, Frank M. 
Kershner; her sisters JoAnn Neale and Clela Romshak; and her brother David 
Schwartz. 
On behalf of Madelyn, the family would like to thank the staff at Ohio Living, Lake 
Vista in Cortland for their compassionate care and the nursing staff on the 8th floor 
of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. 
A private graveside service was held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 
at Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna. The service was conducted by Madelyn’s 
granddaughter, Rev. Stephanie Kershner. Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made of Mahoning Valley Second 
Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509.

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Harry C. Kacenski, age 86, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, 
November 22, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 20, 1934 in New Waterford, son of the late Chester and 
Delvina Newcomer Kacenski.

Harry was a Construction Engineer, PE, working with various world firms. He 
achieved the 32nd Master Mason Degree, serving as education officer at the 
Columbiana Allen Lodge #276. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 
Throughout his life he was a servant of Christ, ministering with many churches, 
most recently at the Christian House, East Palestine. Harry was knowledgeable 
about everything he was involved in and enjoyed doing research on various 
subjects.

Harry is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Marlene Plaver of North 
Canton, Robin (George) Brown of Columbiana and Lyndel (Richard) Beverly of 
Leetonia; two step sons, James (Emilie) Breyfogle of Arizona and Thomas (Anne) 
Breyfogle of Kentucky; two granddaughters, Renee Beverly and Emily Plaver; five 
grandsons, Jeff (Jorri) Beverly, Greg (Dena) Brown, Ryan (Samantha) Brown, Adam 
Plaver and Nathan Breyfogle and three Great Grandchildren, Mathew, Grady, 
Logan. Also surviving is his sister, Delores Walsh of East Palestine.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Kacenski, Sr. and a sister, Darla 
Burkey.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11:00 am - 1:00 
pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana where social 
distancing will be followed and masks are required.

A private family funeral ceremony will be held with Mr. John Reed, Minister 
officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, with 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 November 22, 2020

Obituary
 

SALEM – Carlos Juan Miguel, 43, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Aultman 
Alliance Community hospital in Alliance. He was born May 25, 1977 in Barillas, 
Guatamala, son of Pedro Juan and Marie Miguel Simon.

Survivors include his wife, Martina Diego Baltazar; mother Marie Miguel Simon.

Private 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 Carlos’ obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
Mary Lou (Wallace) Plavka, age 72, of Alliance passed away peacefully at McCrea 
Manor on Saturday November 21st, 2020.

She was born in Alliance on January 20th, 1948 to Olen and Ana (Davis) Wallace. 

Mary Lou started her career with First National Bank and then Bank One and retired 
from Chase Bank after 41 years.  After retirement, Mary Lou worked at McCrea 
Manor.  Throughout her career, she was very active in the Alliance Chamber of 
Commerce and was a member of the Carnation Festival Board and mentored young 
teenagers.   Mary Lou also loved to travel and fish.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Charles Plavka whom she 
married on December 18th, 1971; step-son, Chuck Plavka; grandchildren, Travis 
Plavka, Angela Indorf/Plavka, Nicholas Taylor and Charles Trawinski; great-
grandchildren, Raelyn Indorf and Remington Plavka; siblings, Shirley Kitzmiller, 
Maggie Loudon, Sam Wallace and Ida Ingeldue; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, George and Tom Wallace.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share online condolences 
at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Sunday November 22, 2020

Obituary
Douglas R. Marsh, age 66, of Alliance passed away peacefully at Altercare of 
Alliance on Friday November 20, 2020.

Douglas was born in Shelby, OH on December 16, 1953 to Ross Marsh and Dolores 
(Stults) Ferguson. 

He was a member of Bolton United Methodist Church where he played in the bell 
and choral choir.  Douglas was also an avid coin collector.

Those left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Denise Barker of Sebring, Brenda 
Manion of Atwater, Sharon Wagers of Shelby, OH, Charles Marsh of Tennessee, 
Shelley Dunkin of Florida, Karla Ferguson of Alliance, Greg (Brenda) Ferguson of 
Homeworth and Penny Murphy of Alliance; step-mother, Sarah “Mitzi” Marsh; and 
many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-fathers, Loren Turner and William 
Ferguson; and brother, Bret Ferguson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share online condolences 
at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Saturday November 21, 2020

Obituary
Elmer Cecil Barney, 73, of Mineral Ridge passed away Thursday afternoon, 
November 19, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital surrounded by his wife and 
son. 

Elmer was born January 08, 1947 in Youngstown Ohio, the son of Helen (Barney) 
Faciana and the late Elmer A. Barney. 

He was a 1965 graduate of North Jackson High School. He was drafted at 18 years 
of age and served in the Army (Big Red One) as a Vietnam Combat Veteran where 
he served one tour from 1965-1967. He received the National Defense Service 
Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, Vietnam Service Medal 
with one bronze Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, Marksman 
Badge with Rifle Bar, and the Purple Heart. Elmer is a life time Member of the 
Mineral Ridge VFW Post 4192. 

In 1998 after 31 years of service, Elmer retired from the Lordstown, General Motors 
Plant, where he was a tow motor driver and a member of the UAW Local 1112. 

Elmer loved to fish with his buddies on Lake Erie, hunt, garden, mow his grass, 
watch Nascar races, the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, and The Ohio State 
Buckeyes. Later in life he enjoyed sitting on his swing talking to the neighbors and 
his friends. 

Elmer is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Gloria Branch, whom he 
married on June 06, 1970, and his son, Michael Barney of Mineral Ridge. Elmer will 
be dearly missed by his twin sister Agnes Spencer of Copley, sister Barbara 
Woolley of Canfield, sister Linda Joseph of Warren, sister Debra (Gene) Sexton of 
Blairsville, Georgia, and his brother Frank (Elaine) Barney of Berlin Center. 

Private services will be held for Elmer and he will be laid to rest at Kerr Cemetery 
with military honors. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Catterlin and staff, Dr. Ashlee Russo, and 
the St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ICU nurses (Barb, Brittany, Colleen, Janice, 
Jenna, Laurie, Kelly) for their care, kindness and compassion.

Saturday November 21, 2020

Obituary
Charles “Chuck” Lang, Jr, age 77, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully in his 
home on Friday, November 20, 2020. He was born April 21, 1943 in Canton, OH to 
the late Charles and Dorothy Mae (Rutledge) Lang, Sr. Chuck was a graduate of 
Louisville High School class of 1961. He was retired from the Hoover Co, after 43 
years of service and he was a Marine Corp Veteran. He was a member of the 
GTOAA Club, an avid bowler and a longtime member of the Canton Baptist Temple.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 55years, Judy Ann (Poland) Lang; two daughters, 
Kim (Keith) Arner, Kristi (Jonathan) Crock; six grandchildren, Kyle, Kory, Gabriel, 
Kacie, Noël and Scarlette.

Funeral services (with masks and social distancing) will be 11am Wednesday at the 
Canton Baptist Temple with Pastor Delaney Young officiating. Calling hours will be 
10-11am Wednesday morning at the church. Memorial donations may be made to 
the Canton Baptist Temple for Camp CHOF. Chuck will be laid to rest, with military 
honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com   

Friday November 20, 2020

Obituary
Roger V. Beatty, 78 of Youngstown died early Thursday morning at his residence. 
Roger was born March 29, 1942 in Youngstown, a son of the late Vernon W. and 
Elizabeth (Geist) Beatty and was a lifelong area resident. He grew up in Hubbard, 
graduating from Hubbard High School in 1960. Following high school Roger served 
in the U.S. Navy on the U.S. Aircraft Carrier, Saratoga. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, 
reading and gambling. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed watching 
the games every week. He loved to travel, especially to Aruba; but most importantly 
he loved being around friends and family. Roger was lucky enough to be loved by 
two women named Nancy. He leaves his wife, the former Nancy Wagner, whom he 
married August 14, 1981 and his former wife, Nancy Schulz. Roger leaves his son, 
Brian (Kimberly) Beatty of Struthers; two daughter, Erin (Kevin) Kriss and Darla 
(Don) Hoffman both of New Springfield; five grandchildren, Nick, Andy, Roger, 
Kristen, Mackenzie and eight great-grandchildren. Roger also leaves his sister, 
Judith Alden in Wyoming; several nieces and nephews and his beloved cats and will 
be dearly missed. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Friday November 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Ila Jeanne Paxson, 77, entered eternal rest Thursday, November 19, 2020 
at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 26, 1943 in 
Salem, to the late Clyde and Edna Mae (Pearl) Davis. 

A lifelong resident of Salem, Ila was a 1961 graduate of Salem High School and a 
1965 graduate of Mount Union College with a degree in education. She was a 
member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.

One of Ila’s great loves was children. Her entire teaching career was in Salem City 
Schools, starting at 4th Street School teaching fourth grade.  During that initial 
teaching year, the building was condemned, and classes were moved to the 
Christian Church for the remainder of the year. She subsequently taught first grade 
at Southeast and at Prospect schools, taking some time off at the births of her two 
daughters. Ila then moved to Buckeye elementary as a third-grade teacher and 
remained there until her retirement in 2002, a total of 35 years teaching. After 
retirement, Ila stayed involved in education by tutoring students in her home and the 
after-school program at her church. Numerous former students stayed in touch with 
“Mrs. Paxson” via social media and cards.

Ila also had a lifelong love of music. In 1959, while still in high school, Ila began as 
the organist at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, alternating services with organist Helen 
Timm. In 1965, Ila was named organist for the congregation, a position she held 
until her retirement in 2019.  During that time, she played for worship services, as 
well as weddings, funerals, and special programs.  She also directed the junior 
choir, the bell choir, a pre-school bell choir, as well as being pianist for Sunday 
School and Vacation Bible School. The congregation held a retirement celebration 
for their beloved organist, Ila, following worship on May 5, 2019. One of the gifts 
presented to her was a music box.  Much to her surprise, it contained the 
congregation singing “How Great Thou Art”, her favorite hymn, which was recorded 
that morning during worship. An additional honor given to Ila that day was being 
named as Organist Emeritus for 60 years of dedicated, faithful service to Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church.

Ila was an active member of numerous organizations including Salem Music Study 
Club, Quota International, Salem Church Women United, Salem Retired Teachers, 
Salem Historical Society, Youngstown area Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Education 
Association, Red Hat Society, Birthday Club and Book Club, serving as an officer in 
most of them for many years. Ila was the accompanist for area students auditioning 
for the Esther Odoran Scholarships and Marie Burns Scholarships offered annually 
by the Salem Music Study Club. Ila also served many years at her church on parish 
education and worship committees, church council, as well as recruiting volunteers 
from the congregation for the Banquet of Salem, a weekly meal served at the 
Memorial Building. Ila was also well known for sending cards and notes to offer 
congratulations, sympathy, or sunshine to family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Neil Paxson, whom she married August 12, 1964; 
two daughters, Amy Paxson and Judy (Ken) Eisenbraun; granddaughter, Emily 
Paxson; two foster children, Steve (Marilyn) Rowedda and Barbara Rowedda (Rick) 
Way; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters-in law, Becky Davis and 
Elaine Davis, and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ila was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law, 
Esther and Robert Schaefer, and two brothers, Richard Davis and Clyde (Pete) 
Davis.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 
Stark Memorial with Pastor William Wilkins officiating. A webcast will be available 
after the service under the obituary on the Stark Memorial website

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the 
funeral home and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

For the safety of the Paxson family, 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.

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 Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460 or Salem Music Study Club c/o 
Sarah Gustwiller, 75 Garfield St., Lisbon, OH 44432 in memory of Ila.

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

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

Friday November 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Ila Jeanne Paxson, 77, entered eternal rest Thursday, November 19, 2020 
at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 26, 1943 in 
Salem, to the late Clyde and Edna Mae (Pearl) Davis. 

A lifelong resident of Salem, Ila was a 1961 graduate of Salem High School and a 
1965 graduate of Mount Union College with a degree in education. She was a 
member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.

One of Ila’s great loves was children. Her entire teaching career was in Salem City 
Schools, starting at 4th Street School teaching fourth grade.  During that initial 
teaching year, the building was condemned, and classes were moved to the 
Christian Church for the remainder of the year. She subsequently taught first grade 
at Southeast and at Prospect schools, taking some time off at the births of her two 
daughters. Ila then moved to Buckeye elementary as a third-grade teacher and 
remained there until her retirement in 2002, a total of 35 years teaching. After 
retirement, Ila stayed involved in education by tutoring students in her home and the 
after-school program at her church. Numerous former students stayed in touch with 
“Mrs. Paxson” via social media and cards.

Ila also had a lifelong love of music. In 1959, while still in high school, Ila began as 
the organist at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, alternating services with organist Helen 
Timm. In 1965, Ila was named organist for the congregation, a position she held 
until her retirement in 2019.  During that time, she played for worship services, as 
well as weddings, funerals, and special programs.  She also directed the junior 
choir, the bell choir, a pre-school bell choir, as well as being pianist for Sunday 
School and Vacation Bible School. The congregation held a retirement celebration 
for their beloved organist, Ila, following worship on May 5, 2019. One of the gifts 
presented to her was a music box.  Much to her surprise, it contained the 
congregation singing “How Great Thou Art”, her favorite hymn, which was recorded 
that morning during worship. An additional honor given to Ila that day was being 
named as Organist Emeritus for 60 years of dedicated, faithful service to Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church.

Ila was an active member of numerous organizations including Salem Music Study 
Club, Quota International, Salem Church Women United, Salem Retired Teachers, 
Salem Historical Society, Youngstown area Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Education 
Association, Red Hat Society, Birthday Club and Book Club, serving as an officer in 
most of them for many years. Ila was the accompanist for area students auditioning 
for the Esther Odoran Scholarships and Marie Burns Scholarships offered annually 
by the Salem Music Study Club. Ila also served many years at her church on parish 
education and worship committees, church council, as well as recruiting volunteers 
from the congregation for the Banquet of Salem, a weekly meal served at the 
Memorial Building. Ila was also well known for sending cards and notes to offer 
congratulations, sympathy, or sunshine to family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Neil Paxson, whom she married August 12, 1964; 
two daughters, Amy Paxson and Judy (Ken) Eisenbraun; granddaughter, Emily 
Paxson; two foster children, Steve (Marilyn) Rowedda and Barbara Rowedda (Rick) 
Way; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters-in law, Becky Davis and 
Elaine Davis, and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ila was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law, 
Esther and Robert Schaefer, and two brothers, Richard Davis and Clyde (Pete) 
Davis.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 
Stark Memorial with Pastor William Wilkins officiating. A webcast will be available 
after the service under the obituary on the Stark Memorial website

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the 
funeral home and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

For the safety of the Paxson family, 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.

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 Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460 or Salem Music Study Club c/o 
Sarah Gustwiller, 75 Garfield St., Lisbon, OH 44432 in memory of Ila.

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

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

Friday November 20, 2020

Obituary
James E. Davis, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020 
with his family by his side. He was born September 21, 1938 in Belfort, OH to the 
late Dwight and Margaret (Taylor) Davis. Jim was retired from Ford Motor Co, and 
was a member of the UAW. He was a 1956 graduate of Louisville High School. He 
served in the Army Reserve’s for eight years. He had a great passion for sharing his 
voice and talent as a performing member of the Ohio Country and Western Music 
Assoc.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janey (McClelland) Davis; two daughters, 
Jylene (Keith) Henning, Zen Jennifer Davis (Brad Vincent); a son, Jef (Natacha 
Keramidas) Davis; two brothers, Tom (Young) Davis, Orman Davis; nine 
grandchildren, Nicole, Ian, Hailey, Tanner, Noah, Anna, Alonzo, Lydia, Loukia and 
10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, James E. 
Davis, Jr and his sister, Patricia Finley.  The family would like to thank the staff and 
care givers at Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center for the kind and 
compassionate care that they provided Jim during his time there.

A private funeral service will be Tuesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. 
Jim will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial donations may 
be made to the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society. Online condolences may be 
left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday November 20, 2020

Obituary
Robert E. Becker, age 79, passed away at Community Care Center on November 
10, 2020.

He was born on March 7, 1941 to Robert E. Becker Sr. and Helen (Renz) Becker. 

Robert graduated from Alliance High School in 1959. He was a warehouse foreman 
at Robertson Heating and Supply, retiring after 28 and a half years of service.

Robert was a former member of First Emmanuel United Church of Christ. He 
enjoyed bowling, camping and spending his winters’ in Florida. Robert served 
honorably in the Ohio National Guard for 7 years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Evelyn Lieberman of Pittsburgh, 
Nancy Parkison of Alliance and Patricia Hunt of Germantown, MD; and several 
nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Becker whom he married on December 
4, 1976; and his parents.

A private family burial will take place for Robert and his wife at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

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 November 20, 2020

Obituary
LEE G. WISLER, 85, went peacefully to be with the Lord on November 18, 2020.



Lee was born June 23, 1935 to Lester and Luelsa Wisler. He was a 1953 graduate 
of Salem High School. Lee went onto obtain Mechanical Engineering & Civil 
Engineering degrees from the University of Cincinnati in 1957. Lee was a proud 
member of the Triangle Fraternity while on campus. Lee met his wife, Janet 
DelVichio Wisler, and they married in 1961. They had 2 children, Pamela, 
(Columbus, OH) and Mark, (deceased 1984). Lee worked as a Chief Mechanical 
Engineer of the Electric Furnace in Salem, Ohio for many years. His career included 
great travels world wide. Lee, later began working for Steel Equipment Systems 
(SES) in Alliance, Ohio. He retired in 2000. In addition to his engineering career, 
Lee taught at the Salem Trade School. And after retirement, he remained active in 
engineering firms as a consultant. Lee had many interests over his lifetime. He was 
in the ROTC program, the Army Reserves and retired as a Captain. He sang with 
the Salem Jubilee Chorus. He was a very active member with the Sebring 
Presbyterian Church.



Family was very important to Lee. We spent many happy times camping, boating 
and sharing laughs at family dinners. He and Janet enjoyed traveling together. Lee 
enjoyed farming, being outside in his yard and had a tremendous love for music. 
Lee is survived by his wife and soul mate of 59 years, Janet. Daughter Pamela and 
3 beautiful granddaughters, Paige Lee, Brianne and Haley Fisher (all of Columbus, 
OH) Special niece , Lynn Walter, her husband Phil and children Lanae, Brodie and 
Jaxson were a vital part of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 
son, Mark Todd, and brothers, Larry and Fred Wisler.

We would like to express a special thank you to McCrae Manor for the wonderful 
care Lee received while there. We are also greatly appreciate the dedication of 
hospice at the end.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Sebring 
Presbyterian Church with Rev. Martin Radcliff officiating. A time of visitation will be 
held the hour prior to the service at the church from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Burial will 
take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio. The family asks that donations 
be made to the Sebring Presbyterian Church and the Alzheimer Foundation in Lee's 
name. Friends and family may send condolences online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeal Home, Sebring, Ohio (

Friday November 20, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Sherry Lynn Imhoff, age 63, of Columbiana, died on Monday, 
November 16, 2020 at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on December 19, 1956 in Salem, daughter of James and Mary 
Falkner Liggitt.

Sherry was a graduate of Columbiana High School and worked as a Floor Secretary 
with Southwoods and more recently with Eye Care Associates.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Dennis Imhoff, whom she married on September 
4, 1976; a daughter, Melissa (Thomas) Zaborsky of North Syracuse, NY; a son, 
Bryan Imhoff of Willow Grove, PA; a sister, Cathy (Ronald) Ballachino of Louisville, 
KY; a brother, James A. (Diana) Liggitt of Amarillo, TX and her parents.

Private family services were held at the Columbiana Cemetery, with Reverend Dr. 
Robert Joy officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N 
Broad St, Canfield, OH 44406.

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 November 20, 2020

Obituary
Diane L. Egnot, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in 
Bradenton, Florida on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age of 69. She was born 
May 19, 1951 in Canton, OH to Ray and Ruth (Anderson) Unkefer. Diane grew up in 
Louisville, graduating from Louisville HS in 1969, where she had been a majorette in 
the marching band.  She worked at the Veterans Service Center in Canton, OH and 
then as an administrative assistant for John Hancock in Michigan. She attended 
Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville and then she became a member of 
Faith Community Presbyterian Church in Novi, MI.

Diane is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Egnot; her mother Ruth 
Unkefer; two daughters, Valerie (Matt) Christopherson, Amy (Brett) Eiffert; a sister, 
Linda (Ronald) Davis, a brother, Brian Unkefer and six grandchildren. She was 
preceded in death by her father, Ray.

A private family funeral service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville, OH. The funeral service may be viewed live, 11am Tuesday morning on 
Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88688493423?
pwd=czBpt2VkVO5rS2xDaWVCOURjb3Evdz09  Diane will be laid to rest in Union 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the American Brain 
Tumor Assoc. (Abta.org). Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Thursday November 19, 2020

Obituary
P. Darwyn Murray, 80 of Berlin Center died Friday afternoon at University Hospital 
Portage Medical Center after a brief illness. Darwyn was born on September 11, 
1940 in Youngstown, a son of the late Paul B. and Marylouise (James) Murray and 
was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from South High School in 1958. He later 
served his country in the U.S. Army, spending a year in Korea. Darwyn loved God 
and was an active member of the Berlin Center United Methodist Church, singing in 
the choir for many years. He loved Gospel music and also sang with The 
Ascentions, a Southern Gospel Quartet for 10 years. Darwyn was a former member 
of the Berlin Center Ruritan Club. After many years in automotive sales, Darwyn 
established his own company MurCorp which has been in existence for over 30 
years. He considered his customers to be friends. He leaves his wife of over 51 
years, the former Celia A. Yauger whom he married January 18, 1969; a son Shawn 
(Shelley) Murray, Sr. of Canfield; a daughter, Heather (Micah) Schulman of 
Cortland; seven grandchildren, Aurora Thornton, Jocelyn (Zachary) Kerr, Shawn 
Murray, Jr., Gregory Murray, Katie Murray, Aiden Schulman and Morgan Schulman. 
Darwyn also leaves a brother, Donald (Dorothy) Murray of Canton and two sisters, 
Mary Lou Murray of Canfield, Diney (Rev. Russ) Libb of Berlin Center; brother-in-
law Brian Yauger and brother and sister-in-law David and Judy Yauger, and many 
nieces, nephews and friends and will be dearly missed. Besides his parents, 
Darwyn was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Murray. Friends may call on 
Monday at Highway Tabernacle Church, 3000 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown from 
1:00 pm until 2:45 p.m. followed by a service at 3:00 p.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 after seeing 
the family. The family wants to express their gratitude to Dr. Obeiche and the nurses 
at Portage University Hospital who so progressively and caringly attended to 
Darwyn in his last days. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, material tributes take 
the form of contributions to Western Reserve Hospice, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, 
OH 44192. Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Thursday November 19, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy Jean Ingram, 89 


Dorothy Jean Ingram, 89 of O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home, Brookfield died early 
Thursday morning at the nursing home. She was born November 16, 1931 in New 
Castle, PA, a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Stevens) Morse. Dorothy had 
been a phlebotomist at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for 16 years. She loved 
shopping, going out to eat, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. 
Her husband, William A. Ingram, whom she married September 3, 1949, died March 
28, 1993. She leaves a son, Gary (Linda) Ingram of Venice, Florida, a daughter, 
Debra (George) Kettering of Greenville, PA; three grandchildren, Katelyn (Andrew) 
Struthers of Jackson Center, PA, Sheri (Scott) Porterfield of Bishop, Georgia, 
Christie Moore of Houston, Texas, six great grandchildren, Grant, Annie, Julie, and 
Emily Porterfield and Jordan and Nathan Struthers. Dorothy also leaves a brother, 
Ronald Morse of Niles and Ruth Tozer of Bradenton, FL. Besides her parents and 
her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Frances, Shirley 
Morse and a grandson, Adam Kettering. There will be no services or calling hours.

Thursday November 19, 2020

Obituary
Loretta M. Dotson, 75, formerly of Canfield, Ohio, passed away early in the morning 
on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Kemper House in Worthington, Ohio. 
Born January 19, 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio, Loretta was the daughter of Martin and 
Mary (Duda) Klimko. Loretta grew up in Campbell, Ohio and was a 1962 graduate of 
Ursuline High School and a 1964 graduate of Youngstown State University. Loretta 
worked as an administrative assistant until starting a family, choosing to then stay 
home and raise her children. She later worked as the office manager at Kirila 
Funeral Home, where she enjoyed supporting grieving families. Loretta was an 
incredibly loving and kind person who loved her family more than anything and 
whose smile and laugh were contagious. She had a passion for everything – 
traveling, bowling, golfing, baking, spending time with her family, especially her 
grandchildren, and playing games, particularly cards. Her favorite card game was 
group solitaire and she was known for keeping the family playing late into the night 
with her continual pleas of “just one more game!” 
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Mary and her husband, 
John Dotson whom she married February 7, 1970 and died May 18, 2013. She is 
also preceded in death by her brothers Charles and Lawrence, and her sisters, 
Virginia and Mary Delores. 
She will be greatly missed by her daughter Lesley (Noah) Hollis and her son 
Thomas (Lynn) Dotson; her brother Eugene Klimko; her grandchildren Maxwell and 
Emily Hollis, and William and Jacob Dotson. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at St. 
Christine Parish in Youngstown. The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org, in Loretta’s name.

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Thursday November 19, 2020

Obituary
NORTH JACKSON – Isabelle Rose Cibula, 88, formerly of Salem, died at 10:40 
p.m. peacefully Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Antonine Village in North 
Jackson. She was born August 20, 1932 in Salem, daughter of the late Dennis and 
Isabella (Englert) Kleinman.

Isabelle received her diploma from St. Paul School in 1946, was a 1950 graduate of 
Salem High School and received a nursing degree from Salem City Hospital School 
of Nursing in 1953. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Salem City Hospital for 30 
years and Bacon-Cibula Clinic in Lisbon for 18 years, retiring in 1991. Isabelle was 
a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Her husband, Dr. Peter R. Cibula, whom she married March 8, 1990 preceded her 
March 29, 2008.

Survivors include a son, William (Jeanie) Jones of Leetonia, Abbie (Carroll) Joseph 
of Leetonia and Becky (Robert) Jones-Evans of Salem; three sisters, Coletta 
(Charles) Sneddon, Mary (John) Henley, Theresa (John) Patrick; five grandchildren; 
eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Besides her parents, a husband, William G. Jones Jr.; a sister, Donna Kleinman and 
three brothers, Dennis, James and Richard Kleinman also preceded her in death.

A private funeral service will be held at Stark Memorial with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. Burial will be held at Grandview.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Thursday November 19, 2020

Obituary
Carol Ann McIlvain age 69 of Sebring passed away Tuesday November 17, 2020 
after her battle with lung cancer. Carol was born on November 18, 1950 in Salem, 
Ohio to the late Ralph and Ann Freeman. Carol was a 1970 graduate of West 
Branch High School. She was employed at Americana Art from 1976-1989, Akro-
Collins and Aikman from 1990-2008. She was also a bartender at The William Penn 
Club, where she was also Vice- President for a few years. Carol is survived by her 
Son; Greg A.(Terri) McIlvain, Daughter; Kim A. Dallas, Sister; Joann Cochran, 
Niece; Kelli (Dave) Lewis (who was more like a sister). Three Grandsons that meant 
the world to her; Justin (Katie) McIlvain, Jacob McIlvain, and Jeffry Ward. Three 
great Grand-daughters; Paighton and Oaklyn McIlvain and Addison Ward. Two 
Sister-In Law's; Sherri and Linda Freeman. Nieces and Nephews; Jamie, Chad 
Anderson, Billy Wilson, Larry freeman Jr. Terri Hoy and Traci Finnegan. Preceding 
her in death beside her Parents; Sisters: Bonnie L. Anderson, Bonnie Kay Wilson, 
Joyce Pettigrew, Linda Martin, Brothers; Ralph, Larry, and Gary Freeman. Carol 
enjoyed vacationing in Myrtle Beach and gambling. Her greatest enjoyment was 
spending time with her grandsons while they were growing up. Carol would like to 
thank the people that kept in touch with her when she could no longer go out and 
socialize. The calls and texts meant a lot to her. She would also like to thank Dr 
Gabrail and his staff at The Gabrail Cancer Research Center. As her wishes after a 
private family viewing she has been cremated with no public services. A Celebration 
of Life will be 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.

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
LEETONIA – “Stubby” David R. Shreve Sr., 79, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 
at his home. He was born June 2, 1941 in Litchfield, IL, son of the late William and 
Marie L. (Plopper) Shreve.

Stubby worked at B&E (Quaker Auto Parts). He was a member of Gun Slingers 
Motorcycle Club in Decatur, IL. Stubby loved motorcycles, fishing, and especially his 
grandkids.

Survivors include his son, David R. Shreve, Jr. of Salem; daughter, Lynn Furlong of 
Winona; two sisters, Sue Shreve and Melissa Hale; brother, Gene Shreve; two 
grandchildren, Preston Furlong and Cheyenne Shreve.

Besides his parents, his siblings, William, Gary and Jane Shreve and a 
granddaughter, Chelsea Furlong also preceded him in death.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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 Stubby’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
Loyal Gene Schloneger, age 74, of Louisville, OH, passed away Sunday November 
15, 2020. He was born in Canton, OH on March 10, 1946 to the late John and Amy 
(Wengerd) Schloneger. Loyal graduated from Central Christian High School in 
Kidron, OH and he attended Hesston Mennonite College in Hesston, Kansas. After 
College, he did two years of volunteer service through the Mennonite Church in 
Puerto Rico. He returned to Ohio in 2014 after twenty-eight plus years in Puerto 
Rico and Florida were he worked in various businesses, with the last being a car 
dealership in the financial dept, because of his fluent Spanish. He attended 
Evermore Community Church upon returning to Ohio.

Besides his parents, Loyal was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Parrish. He 
is survived by five siblings, Norma (Daniel) Erb, Gerald (Shirley) Schloneger, Elvin 
Schloneger, Wesley (Barbara) Schloneger and Rodney (Brenda) Schloneger; a son, 
Stephen (Irma) Schloneger; grandsons, Stephen and Kevin Schloneger.

Private family Graveside services will be 11am Friday at the Beech Mennonite 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBIANA – John Patrick Fleming Sr., 92, died Wednesday, November 18, 
2020 at Windsor House. He was born October 24, 1928 in Hubbard, son of Frank 
and Clara (McCutchen) Fleming.

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 send John condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
  Robert James Thurman, age 72, formerly of Alliance, passed November 12, 2020 
in Detroit, Michigan.

  A graduate of Alliance High School, Robert was born to the late Eugene and 
Oreada Thurman on August 8, 1948 in Alliance.

 Left to cherish is memory are  his siblings,  Eugene and Mary Thurman, Lawrence 
and Vanessa Thurman, Mrs. Rosemary and Glenn Gray, Stacy and Althea 
Thurman, Dennis and Charlotte Thurman, Jeffrey Thurman, Patricia Thurman, 
Joyce  Thurman, and Rita Jean Thurman; his special friends Kim and Richard, who 
loved Robert so much; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.

  Robert also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, who he loved deeply.

  A private family Homegoing Celebration will be held, and Robert will be laid to rest 
at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 745 S.  Union 
Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
Loyal Gene Schloneger, age 74, of Louisville, OH, passed away Sunday November 
15, 2020. He was born in Canton, OH on March 10, 1946 to the late John and Amy 
(Wengerd) Schloneger.

Besides his parents, Loyal was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Parrish. He 
is survived by five siblings, Norma (Daniel) Erb, Gerald (Shirley) Schloneger, Elvin 
Schloneger, Wesley (Barbara) Schloneger and Rodney (Brenda) Schloneger; a son, 
Stephen (Irma) Schloneger; grandsons, Stephen and Kevin Schloneger.

Private family Graveside services will be 11am Friday at the Beech Mennonite 
Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                             Stier – Israel Funeral 

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
David Edward Braun Jr., 62, of Youngstown passed away at 5:22 p.m. Friday, 
November 6, 2020 at his home.

He was born on May 22, 1958, in Youngstown, the son of the late David E. Sr. and 
Gypsy (Taylor) Braun.

He is survived by his step-father, Paul  M. Sweda of Florida and several siblings.

In addition to his parents; David is preceded in death by his step-sister, Paulette 
Sweda.

A memorial service is pending.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral & Cremation Services in Salem. 

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
Debra Ann Cehrs, 60, passed away at 6:16 p.m., on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 
at her son's home in Lisbon.

She was born on March 28, 1960, in Salem, the daughter of the late Dwain and Virg 
(Zimmerman) Votaw.

Debra was a graduate of United High School and was employed as a Nurses Aid at 
Copeland Oaks in Sebring.

She is survived by her sons; Joshua (Fallan) Cehrs, with whom she lived in Lisbon, 
Christopher (Pamela) Cehrs and 2 grandchildren of Kensington, 2 brothers; Dave 
Votaw of Salem and James Votaw of Georgia.

In addition to her parents, Debra is preceded in death by her brother, Dwight Votaw.

Debra's resting place will be at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral & Cremation Services in Salem. 

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary

Loretta Ann Davis, 64, of Leetonia passed away at 1:50 am Sunday, November 15, 
2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Loretta was born on March 2, 1956, in Salem, the daughter of the late John and 
Izetta (Flory) Davis. 

Loretta had many interests and hobbies. She enjoyed getting out in nature and 
spent a great deal of time fishing and camping with her family. She also loved 
horses, going on night time rides, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. 
Loretta liked putting puzzles together and word search puzzles.  She especially 
looked forward to playing card games with the grand children. Loretta spent her life 
being a devoted and loving mother. Pouring her life into the raising of 5 children. 
While she may never have received a paycheck for this honorable position, being 
paid in hugs and kisses and watching her family flourish was payment enough. She 
continued to be blessed as her family grew with the addition of grandchildren and 
great grand children. She had the great privilege of spending over 19 years with her 
longtime companion and love of her life, Jesse Dilling, before his passing. She often 
went with Jesse as he would go around picking up scrap for his business at Dilling 
Scrapping. Loretta had a huge heart and a great capacity to love and be loved and 
is best summed up by this quote, “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but 
by how much you are loved by other.” Loretta was most certainly loved.


She is survived by her daughter; Jessica Greathouse of Leetonia, and her three 
grandchildren to Jessica. (Sativa, Arian and Sherman IV Greathouse) and two 
great-grandchildren (Bryce and Addalyn Jones)  Her step-children;Tammy (Dale) 
Payne of Salem, Jesse (Jeany) Dilling of Lisbon, George (Tracy) Dilling of Salem 
and Bryan Dilling of St. Clairsville; and additional 10 grand children and 13 great 
grand children,  siblings; Donna Hicks of Lisbon, Raymond (Violet) Davis of 
Salineville, Sandy Leffler of Indiana, Paul (Rita) Davis of Salineville, Darlene Davis 
of Salineville, and a sister-in-law; Twila Davis of Lisbon.

In addition to her parents and lifelong companion, she is preceded in death by a 
son-in-law; Sherman Greathouse and 2 brothers; Sam and Ted Davis.

A time of visitation has been set aside for Saturday, November 21, 2020 between 
the hours of 2-4 pm at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation 
Services in Salem.

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
Ellen “Nell” Gwin Falcone passed away peacefully on Sunday November 15, 2020 
at The Landing of Canton.

Born in Alliance, Ohio on April 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Leona 
(Welsh) and George Gwin Sr.

A 1946 graduate of Alliance High School, Nell worked in payroll and accounting at 
McCaskey Register.  After her marriage to Joe, they moved to North Canton.

A devout and active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Alliance, Nell, along 
with her husband, sister, and brother enjoyed vacationing at the Outer Banks for 
many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 45 years, Joseph J. 
Falcone, who died February 14, 2017; brothers, John, Joseph and George; sisters, 
Betty Diebel and her twin, Margaret Ann “Nan” Gwin; nephews, Tommy Diebel and 
George Gwin Jr., and cousin, Anna Mae “Babe” Welsh.

 She is survived by; nieces, Mary Kay (Howard) Snyder, Susan Vancavage, Kathy 
(Tom) White and Mary Jo (Ted) Wiese; nephews, Judge Scott (Monica) Gwin, Judge 
James (Bonnie) Gwin, and Keith (Terri) Diebel; numerous nieces and nephews on 
the Falcone side; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces 
and great-great nephews.

 A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 20th St 
Joseph’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service. 
Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made in Nell’s honor to St. Joseph’s Catholic 
Church.

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

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Obituary
Mary Ann Reed, age 69, of Alliance, passed away, Monday, November 16, 2020 at 
her home after a long fought battle with cancer.

She was born February 2, 1951 in Reedsville, West Virginia to George and Betty 
(Cassaday) Stuchell.   Mary graduated from Alliance High School. She loved to 
clean her house and enjoyed collecting bird houses.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Carl B. Reed; children, Richard J. 
Pollock, Joey L. (Traci) Pollock, and Melissa Pollock; seven grandchildren; many 
great-grandchildren; and siblings, Belynda (Chris) Maurer, Rose (Curt) Harris, 
Timothy Stuchell.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings; George Stuchell Jr., 
Robert Stuchell, Wilma Landwert, Ruth “Gidget” Reed, Debbie Stuchell, and Bonnie 
Hundzsa.

Per Mary Ann’s wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Tuesday November 17, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Lynn Joseph Schmidt, 62, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his home. 
He was born July 1, 1958 in Hicksville, son of Paul James Schmidt and the late 
Betty Lucile (Axe) Schmidt.

Lynn was a 1976 graduate of Wayne Trace High School in Payne, Ohio. He worked 
as a machine assembler/assembly leader at Butech, Inc., retiring in 2020 and 
previously worked at Hunt Valve Co. Lynn was a member of Phillips Christian 
Church and served as a trustee and a member of the Salem Area Amateur Radio 
Association.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Fluharty) Schmidt whom he married January 3, 
1994; two sons, Eric J. Schmidt of Oakdale, PA and Mason P. Schmidt of Odessa, 
TX; stepdaughter, Kristy (Nick) Rothbrust of Marysville, OH; two grandchildren, 
Brody and Lena Rothbrust; siblings, Mark (Jo) Schmidt of Altamorte Springs, FL, 
Kim Schmidt of Payne, Dave (Helen) Schmidt of Seymour, IN, Nancy (Mike) Hicks 
of Payne, Julie (Jim) Schneider of Convoy, Randy (Kathy) Schmidt of Muncie, IN, 
Cindy (Dave) Rahrig of Dallas, TX, Heidi (Rob) Simmons of Springport, IN, Tyler 
(Kris) Schmidt of Payne; father, Paul James Schmidt of Payne and many nieces and 
nephews.

Besides his mother, a brother, Steve Schmidt also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Phillips 
Christian Church, 35459 Salem-Grange Rd., Salem, OH 44460 with Pastor Allen 
Jolly officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 
Stark Memorial and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the church. For the safety of 
the Schmidt family, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask and 
limit lingering.

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.

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 Phillips Christian Church, 
35459 Salem-Grange Rd., Salem, OH 44460.

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

Tuesday November 17, 2020

Obituary
Lynda K. Barnett, 75, of 5318 Jimtown Rd., East Palestine died Sunday, November 
1, 2020 following complications from a recent heart attack.  Her husband of 55 
years, Carl A. Barnett, was at her side. 

Born June 5, 1945 in Salem, OH, Lynda was the daughter of the late Paul Britton 
and Virginia (Taucher) Britton.  She graduated from East Palestine High School in 
1963.  She and her husband were married in Caribou, Maine on October 22, 1965. 

Lynda is survived by her husband and two daughters, Laura Pike (Harold) and Rae 
Morgan (Damian); and a brother, Larry E. Britton.  She was pre-deceased by her 
daughter, Dawn Davis.  Lynda was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, 
Ben Davis, Madison Bieber, Heather Pike, Harold Pike IV, and Ethan Morgan.  Her 
three great-grandchildren are Sierra Sprouse, Nash and Theo Davis.

Even as a young woman, Lynda’s career goal was to be a nurse. She achieved that 
goal when she graduated from Kent State Nursing School in 1976.  Lynda devoted 
36 years to her profession, working in a diverse variety of fields and facilities across 
the country.  For several years she taught the State Tested Nursing Assistant 
(STNA) program at the Columbiana County Career Center.  She ended her nursing 
career serving in the field of long-term care as a Regional Director of Nursing for 
Altercare of Ohio.

Her second professional passion was pizza.  She and her husband owned and 
operated their family run business, C&L Pizza, for 13 years in East Palestine. Lynda 
enjoyed cooking for and sponsoring civic events and organizations.

In addition to caring for others and serving her community, Lynda was an avid 
traveler whose adventures included trips to many European countries, Hawaii, the 
Bahamas, Alaska, and road trips throughout the US to visit friends and family.  An 
annual highlight of her life for many years was when family traveled to her home on 
Jimtown Road where she hosted the Taucher Family Reunion.

When she was at her beloved home she enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and 
spending time with her grandchildren.  In Faith, she was a member of The First 
Church of Christ in East Palestine.

Friends may call at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine on 
Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Social distancing and 
mask protocol will be followed to comply with CDC guidelines.  Private services for 
the family will take place with Mr. Robert Helbeck, Minister of the First Church of 
Christ in East Palestine officiating.

Memoral contributions may be made to Caring Hands Food Ministry % First Church 
of Christ, 20 West Martin St. East Palestine, OH 44413.  Sign the guestbook and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Tuesday November 17, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Carol J. Murphy, 82, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at her home. She 
was born September 8, 1938 in Lisbon, daughter of the late Leroy and Lillian 
(Perkins) Rouse.

Carol was a 1956 graduate of David Anderson High School. She worked as a 
manager for Art’s Jewelers for 25 years. Carol was a member of St. Paul Catholic 
church and she loved reading, going to craft shows and decorating for every 
occasion.

Her husband, James Murphy whom she married February 7, 1959 preceded her in 
death in 2005.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty (Patrick) Reed of Elgin, IL, Sharon (Mark) 
Culp of Salem; son-in-law, Bill Eichler of Damascus; grandsons, Bob Reed of Elgin, 
IL, Chance Eichler and Tyler Eichler, both of Damascus; step-grandson, Billy Eichler 
of TX, and two grand dogs, Elizabeth and Dino.

Besides her parents, a daughter, Terri Eichler and siblings, Sonny Rouse, Aris 
Smith, Dale Rouse, Kent Rouse and Ann Wolthuis also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

For the safety of the Murphy family, 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
John V. Williams, 71, of North Jackson, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born February 12, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, John was the son of John L. and 
Katherine (Neeley) Williams. 
John served his country in the United States Army Airborne Division (101st) 
Screaming Eagle. 
He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and being outdoors. 
John leaves behind his son Christian Williams, his daughter Amelia Williams, his 
brother Bruce, his sister Katherine Gifford, and his many grandchildren. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Lenore Goist. 
Per John's request there will be no calling hours or services.

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
MINERAL RIDGE-William B. Shonce, 94, passed away early Sunday morning, 
November 15, 2020 at Continuing Health Care at the Ridge. Mr. Shonce was born 
February 8, 1926 in Andover, Ohio, a son of Earl H. and Edna (Jewel) Shonce. Bill 
was a Truck Driver with Strimbu Trucking, retiring in 1980. He served his country 
during WW ll with the U.S. Army. Bill had been a member of North Jackson Masonic 
Lodge. Bill loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was 
a kind man and enjoyed helping others. Bill enjoyed flying and flew his own Cessna 
airplane. He also enjoyed crafts and was a master woodworker. Bill is survived by 
his wife of 44 years, the former Alice L. Bolen, whom he married February 14, 1976; 
his step-sons, Philip E. (Diane) Whiteman of Austintown and B. David (Joanne) 
Whiteman of Newark; his son, Brad Shonce of Brookfield; his brother, Kenneth 
(Betsy) Shonce of Vienna; his grandchildren, Jessica Whiteman, Katie Jones and 
John Orosz and 5 gr. grandchildren. Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death 
by his daughter, Vicki; his brothers, Frank and Calvin; his sisters, Edith, Elsie, Irene 
and Jennie and his granddaughter, Amber Zurcher. There will be a Memorial 
Service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of the 
Valley, 5190 Market St., Yo., OH 44512. Arrangements are by the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences. 
“Fly High Bill”

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
WARREN- Roscoe V. “Babe” Gautschi, age 98, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 
St. Joseph Medical Center. 
Roscoe was born October 23, 1922 in Niles, Ohio to the late Harry T. and Louise 
(Haidet) Gautschi. 
He attended McKinley High School. Roscoe joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and 
served throughout the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged January 19, 
1946. 
Babe retired in 1980 from Thomas Steel after 34 years as an Inspector. 
He was a Charter member of St. William Parish, Babe was a member of Knights of 
Columbus #7491, the VFW and the American Legion. Roscoe enjoyed fishing, 
hunting, golfing, and camping. His family was his pride and joy. 
Besides his parents, Babe was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, the former 
Theresa Smart; his brothers John, Oscar, and Henry Gautschi, and sisters Mary 
Anthony and Rosa Coe. 
Babe is survived by his children, Kathy Songer, Gail (Bud) Gautschi and Norma 
(Ken) Barrickman, all of Champion; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and 
two great-great grandchildren. 
Friends may call 9-11AM Friday, November 20th at the Lane Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. The Mass of Christian Burial 
will be celebrated at Noon on Friday in St. William Catholic Church, 5431 Mahoning 
Ave. NW in Champion, Fr. Michael Balash, Officiant. Please wear a mask and social 
distancing will be observed. 
Private Interment in All Souls Cemetery with Military Honors. 
Memorial donations may be made to the St. William Catholic Church Building Fund.

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
 David Edward Kinnard, age 59, of Alliance, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 
November 15, 2020 at his home.

  He was born September 2, 1961 in Alliance, Ohio to Samuel George and Elizabeth 
Olive (Morzilli) Kinnard.

  A 1979 graduate of Alliance High School, David was the Owner/Operator of Dave’s 
Auto Service in Alliance.

  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  David was always willing to help 
others and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also liked 
4-wheeling with his friends, working on cars, riding his motorcycle; and taking care 
of the flowers and trees in his yard.

  He will be forever loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Patricia M. 
(Siegfried), whom he married December 8, 1984; sons, Steven B. (Ashley), Samuel 
A. (Barbie) and daughter, Elizabeth G. (Logan); grandchildren Emma, Olivia, 
Sophie, David, Cecelia, Dawson, Reese, and Joey; sisters, Judy (Jim) Edwards, 
and Susan (Ken) Cisco; brother, Michael (Alice) Kinnard; and several nieces and 
nephews

  David was preceded in death by his

parents.

 Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at St Paul’s Lutheran 
Church with Pastor’s Timothy Muse and Diana Thompson officiating.

  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, November 19th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at the church

 Interment will be at Mount Union Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, or Absolute 
Hospice.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
  Evelyn M. Jones, age 89, of Alliance, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, 
November 15, 2020.

  She was born November 21, 1930 in Beechwood, Ohio to Clark and Marie 
(Wittwer) Penrod.

  Survivors include her children, Cynthia Leeson, of Florida, David Jeffrey (Mary) 
Jones of Alliance, and Jamie Todd Jones Sr. of Alliance; six grandchildren; six 
great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Davidson of Alliance; and sister-in-law, Yvonne 
Penrod.

  Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David Jones Jr.; three 
brothers and two sisters.

  Per Evelyn’s request, a private burial will be held at Alliance City Cemetery.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
Thomas J. McConnell, age 80, passed away peacefully at Alliance Hospital on Nov. 
14th, 2020.

He was born on April 12, 1940 to Frank and Dorothy (Hons) McConnell.  He was the 
2nd oldest of 9 children. 

Thomas graduated from Alliance High School where he met the love of his life, 
Susan Myers.  “Tom & Sue” were married on July 31st, 1960 and recently 
celebrated their 60th anniversary.  During the 60 years that they shared together, 
they proudly raised 3 sons and were of constant praise of their 11 grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sue (Myers) McConnell, his sons, 
Scott (Heather) McConnell, Stephen (Melody) McConnell and Shawn (Kristi) 
McConnell; his  grandchildren, Katie, Jacob, Madison and Justin;  Seth, Logan and 
Kelsie;  Julien, Jordan, Stella and Hannah.  His surviving siblings are Robert, 
Donald and Karen.

 During his Journey of Life, Thomas was never a stranger to hard work. He was 
employed as a welder and spent his career building semi-trailers @ East Mfg., Mac 
Trailer & Trailstar.  His work didn’t stop there as he was an active member of his 
nephew – Pastor David Ashbrook’s church - Maximo Zion, where he was a trustee 
and a devoted member.

 Thomas enjoyed bowling; but more importantly, he loved spending time with his 
family, especially his grandchildren.  Thomas was always there to help his friends 
and family when they needed him, no matter the size of the problem.  We know that 
Thomas will continue his work as he enters the gates of heaven.

A funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18th at Maximo Zion 
Church. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Please wear your mask, and social distancing practices will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s honor to Maximo 
Zion Church, 7047 Oakhill Ave.NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
Eugene Freeconna, age 84, of Alliance, passed away at 5:46 p.m. Saturday, 
November 14, 2020 at Akron General Hospital.

He was born August 20, 1936 in Alliance, Ohio to Dominic and Madeline (Binius) 
Freconna.

A graduate of Alliance High School, Eugene served in the U.S. Navy.

He worked as an Inspector at Chrysler for more than 40 years.

A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Eugene was also a life member of the 
Alliance Elks.

Survivors include daughters,  Gina (Dustin) Bentz, and Dana (Robert) Fisk; 
grandchildren,  Sofia Bentz, Brendan Bentz, Sebastian Fisk, Giovanni Fisk, 
Valentino Fisk and DiAngelo Fisk, sister, Mary (Stephen) Metzger, and nieces and 
nephews, Edward (Ruby) Metzger, Randall (Bridget) Metzger, Nicole Metzger, and 
Christine Metzger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy (Wible) Freconna, whom 
he married May 10, 1974, and who died September 12, 2016, and nephew, Gregg 
Metzger.

A Private family service will be held with interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
Martha Jean “Nickie” Nicholson Orwick, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 
November 13. Born in 1923 in Mingo Junction, Nickie attended Mount Union 
College, was a sister of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, proudly served in the United 
States Marine Corps during WW2 and was a lifetime member of Christ United 
Methodist Church. She loved to travel, win at Bingo, play the organ, cheer on the 
Mount Union Purple Raiders and bake hundreds of Christmas cookies to share with 
friends and family. 

Carl Orwick and Nickie were married on July 4, 1946 and she spent most of her 
adult life in Alliance, Ohio where she raised her family, having recently relocated to 
Carmel, Indiana. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl in 2011, parents Wilbur and Golda 
Nicholson, brother John, sisters-in-law Ana Boyle and Shirlee Carlson and a 
nephew. 

Survivors include her children Philip (Joni) Orwick of Carmel, Indiana and Nancy 
(Gary) McCamon of Bluffton, South Carolina; grandchildren David (Beth) Orwick of 
St Louis, Missouri, Karen Bucher of Chicago, Illinois, Ryan (Victoria) McCamon of 
Silver Spring, Maryland and Kristi (Bryan) Valentine of Fort Drum, New York; great 
grandchildren Johanna Orwick, Calvin and Margot Bucher, Brynn and Riley 
McCamon and Ace, Emma Ruth and Mac Valentine; several nephews and a niece. 

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 November 16, 2020

Obituary
Marilyn J. Felger, a devoted and caring, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and 
friend, passed away on November 11, 2020 at age 86.

She was born to Donald and Lois (Sarbach) Bixler on May 17, 1934 in Malvern, 
Ohio. Marilyn was the second of nine children. She graduated from Minerva High 
School in 1952 and Married her beloved husband Burleigh (1932-2018) on August 
13, 1955. Together they had two children and three grandchildren; son, Chris (Lesa) 
Felger of Alliance, OH and their daughter Paige of Manhattan, NY; daughter, 
Marcine (David) Supelak of Copley, OH and their children Zak Supelak of 
Cleveland, OH and Luke Supelak of Pasadena, CA.

Marilyn and Burleigh were the owners of Felger Construction where she served as 
bookkeeper for the family business.

Marilyn was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Alliance Senior 
Center.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States including 
Alaska, Hawaii and New York City on many of their 62 wedding anniversaries.

She enjoyed watching her son play sports and used her bookkeeping skills for 
scorekeeping at his baseball games for several years. She was a member of the 
Aviator Sports Boosters and a founding member of the Aviator Mother’s Club.

She was a talented seamstress sewing dance costumes and dresses for her 
daughter as well as draperies to fulfill her love of interior decorating. She had a true 
green thumb for house plants and loved to garden planting beautiful flowers and 
perennials. Her hobbies also included cooking, crafts, reading books and talking on 
the phone with her siblings. She was a meticulous person who believed in a clean, 
neat and organized surrounding.

Marilyn was a joyous loving person who always put others first. She loved spending 
time laughing with family and friends especially the “Malvern Girls” and her Minerva 
High School girlfriends.

Her love of the performing arts was an inspiration to her grandchildren, Paige an 
actor and Luke a musician. She was thrilled to attend Paige’s musicals and concerts 
at Alliance High School as well as watch her be a part of the Carnation Queen 
Court. Marilyn was also able to visit Paige in New York City while a student at NYU. 
She was fortunate to see Luke perform at Mount Union College with the Akron 
Youth Symphony as well as local marching band performances and many videos 
from his Cleveland area performances. Marilyn also loved to learn about golf while 
watching Zak play in high school and win the Alliance High School Aviator 
Invitational at Alliance Country Club in 2016. Further, she was able to travel to 
watch him play in college and place seventh at the Villanova Invitational in 
2019....thinking she was good luck!

She was happiest when with her grandchildren who love and miss her!

Those left to cherish her memory along with her children and grandchildren are her 
brothers, Ronald Bixler of New Port Richey, FLA; Bill Bixler of Costa Mesa, CA; her 
sisters, Marge Crowl of Minerva, OH, Cheryl Miller of Rochester Hills, MI and Anne 
Woodward of Albuquerque, NM; and her sister-in-law, Vesta Wafler of Salem, OH; 
and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, James Bixler 
and Howard Bixler; and sister, Beverly Legg.

Private family services will be held.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
Thomas Gordon, age 79, passed away after an extended illness at Hanover House 
in Massillon on November 12, 2020.

He was born on October 14, 1941 to David and Katherine (Warren) Midgley.  He 
was raised by Mary E. Morrison and George Waddell Morrison.

Thomas attended Newark High School, where he was a member of the National 
Honors Society. He then earned a bachelors and master’s degree from Ohio 
University. Thomas taught history, government and algebra at Heath Ohio’s High 
School from 1964-1972. He served as a curriculum developer and Instructional 
Supervisor in Perry, Athens and Hocking Counties. He was the supervisor 
Bicentennial Activities Coordinator for Stark County Schools and organized the 
county-wide program, Pioneer Arts and Crafts Program. Thomas also organized 
demonstrations for fifth graders who received the Valley Forge Freedom 
Foundation’s Highest Presidential Award. He was a social science and language 
arts adjunct instructor at Stark State College for fifteen years until his retirement in 
1997.

Thomas attended Marlboro Christian Church. He was an avid antiques collector and 
fisherman. Thomas loved to travel wherever his vehicle could take him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Diane Wellman, whom he married 
October 30, 2013 after being together since 1988; his daughters, Kara Gordon of 
Gates Mills, OH and Keely (Barry) Kalb of North Canton; his grandson, Tyler Kalb of 
North Canton; brothers, David (Carol) Midgley, Jon (Jessie) Midgley; 2 nephews; 
and 4 nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no services will be held.

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

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
Eldridge “Nick” Nathaniel Stout, 63, of East Palestine, passed away at 8:45am on 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Nick was born on August 17, 1957, in Elizabethton, TN, the son of the late Lonzie 
and Dora (Williams) Stout.

A true American Patriot through and through, Nick loved his country. He was a 
member of the United States Army and was honorable discharged. Following the 
Army, Nick was employed as a truck driver carrying freight which offered him the 
opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the country that he loved so much. Nick was red, 
white, and blue to his core, but truth be known, there was a little orange and brown 
mixed in as well. A die hard Cleveland Browns fan, Nick supported his Browns come 
what may in the good times and not so good, Nick was loyal to his Browns. Nick 
also had a wide range of interests, hobbies, and skills most of which required a 
keen mind, such as pool, chess and martial arts, as well as a steady hand and 
precision accuracy when enjoying his other passions such as darts, archery, knife 
throwing, or shooting at the gun range. Nick was also a skilled guitar player. Nick 
experienced a full life and there were many things that gave his life great enjoyment. 
Nick had a big heart and love enough to go around. From his dogs, to his friends, 
and especially his family there was nothing that meant more or gave Nick’s life more 
meaning than these and to those who knew him, there lives have been greatly 
blessed.

He is survived by a daughter; Jamie Lynn Stout from Cleveland; 7 grandchildren; 2 
sisters; Lytha Hursky of Lisbon, OH and Ava Sharp-Seitz of Elyria, OH.

Along with his parents, Nick is preceded in death by 2 grand children and his 
brother Joseph who passed away in 2011.

There will be no services.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services in Salem, OH.

Monday November 16, 2020

Obituary
Canfield - Paul Francis Kenney, age 89, of Canfield, formerly of both Greenford and 
Guilford Lake, died on Friday, November 13, 2020 at his home.

He was born on June 9, 1931 in Woodworth, OH, a son of the late Luke and 
Madeline Mulhall Kenney.

Paul had worked as a machinist for both Wean United, Youngstown and retired from 
Fab-Tec, Coraopolis, PA.  He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and 
enjoyed writing songs and poetry.  Paul also enjoyed all types of sports, including 
golfing and bowling.  He liked fishing and spending time on his boat at Guilford 
Lake.  Mostly, Paul enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  He was always 
the life of the party and was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great 
grandfather.

His wife, Helen “Elaine” Applegarth Kenney, whom he married on October 6, 1951, 
preceded him in death on, April 26, 2007.

Paul is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn (Alan) Wenger of Poland, and Gail 
(Jeff) Davis of Greenwood, SC; five sons, Mark (Heidi) Kenney of Columbiana, Terry 
(Tammy) Kenney of Columbiana, Michael (Susan) Kenney of Canfield, Kirk Kenney 
of Boise, ID, and Patrick (Michele) Kenney of Rogers.  Also surviving are twenty-
four grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son, Paul Kenney; a grandson, Matthew Kenney, and 
by six brothers, Ed, Joe, Don, Jim, Bob, and Bill Kenney.

A private family Funeral Mass was held.

Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenford.

Memorial donations may be made in Paul’s memory to Community Hospice, Salem, 
or, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, Youngstown.

The family would like to thank the folks at The Inn at Ironwood and his personal 
caregiver, Michelle Poling.

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

Sunday November 15, 2020

Obituary
Becky Lynn (Porr) (Brown) Albert went home to Heaven on November 11, 2020.  
She was born on
May 9, 1956 in Wadsworth, Ohio.  Growing up in Massillon, she was a graduate of 
Perry High School and the Practical Nurse Program of Canton City Schools. Becky 
worked for many years as a nurse at Aultman Hospital, and later worked for 23 
years for Dr. John Given before retiring in early 2020.

We were so blessed to have her in our lives!  She was kind, funny, generous, ever-
giving, and had a strength that she freely shared with anyone who needed her…. 
she was our rock.

In her spare time, Becky loved antiquing and house-hunting for décor ideas, just for 
the fun of looking!  She enjoyed time-travel movies and watching old movies with 
her husband.

Becky’s family and friends meant the world to her.  She and Steve shared a large, 
blended family full of laughter and love.  Left here to remember Becky are her 
husband Steve Albert; their children and partners: Josh (Kristina) Brown , Jeff 
(Heather) Brown, and Jake (Ashley) Brown;
Eddie (Angela) Albert, Stephanie (John) Albert Derry, Elisabeth Albert, Rebekah 
Albert, and son-in-law Troy (Laura) Grubb; their grandchildren:  Adam, Nicolas, Nick 
(Raeann), Ethan (Sami), Roman, Sydney, Payton (Emma), Parker, Paige, Payslie, 
Aijon, Jebrell (Peyton), Gary, Malyah, Myrah, Gage, Tyler (Claudia), Shawn, Gracie, 
great-grandchildren Braxton and Mia, and “almost here” great-grandchildren Evelyn 
and Harper.

Also left here to love and remember Becky are her best friends – her sisters:  Judy 
(Steve), Terri (Dave), and Tammy (Bill) - The Sisters 4! - and their families:  Mike, 
Brian, Beka, Esaias, Jacob, Felipe, Dylan, Jena, Chris, Tanner, Matt, Garrett, Paige, 
Brayden, Isla, and Noelle.  She also has many dear friends, including one very 
special friend of almost 60 years, Sandy Keim.

Becky’s time with us was too short, but she was excitedly greeted in Heaven by her 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Amen!  Also waiting for her with open arms were her 
loved ones that went there before her:  her parents, Bonnie and Ed Bley and 
Norman and Flo Porr; her infant brother Tommy; her daughter Kristi, her great-
nephew Nolan, and her grandson Amir.

Service times will be announced early next week.

To honor Becky, memorial donations can be made to help the fight against 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  Donations can be sent to ALS TDI Research 
by visiting their website at https://www.als.NET

Becky’s mantra has long been one that we all should remember and practice:  Nice 
Matters!

Saturday November 14, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy “Dottie” L. Porter, 84, of Austintown, passed away surrounded by her family 
on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at her residence. 
Born October 23, 1936 in Eastbrook, Pennsylvania, Dottie was the daughter of 
Julius and Hazel (Rice) Dilley.
Dottie was a 1954 graduate of Eastbrook High School. Prior to retirement she 
worked as a Pharmacy Tech for more than 23 years at Rite Aid. Dottie loved to sew 
and crochet, and was a proud member of American Sewing Guild. She most 
enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren. 
Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband Chester G. 
Shaffer whom died in 1967 and her second husband David Porter who died in 1979. 
She is also preceded in death by siblings Julia Ransom, Debbie Hicks, Connie List, 
and Jay Dilley and her twin great grandsons Noah and Theo. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Martin Shaffer Sr.; her grandchildren 
Barbara “Barb” (Justin) Mitchell, Tamala “Tami” (Michael) Vaughn, and Martin 
(Megan) Shaffer Jr.; and her great grandchildren Kate (David Lisowski), Anthony, 
Adrienne, Naveah, Carter, Lucy, Dylan, and Joshua. 
Per her wishes, there will be no services and Dottie will be laid to rest with her first 
husband Chester. 
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Grace Hospice for 
their care and support of Dottie during the last few months.

Saturday November 14, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Thomas J. Osborn, 47, passed away on Sunday November 8, 2020. 
Thomas was born on August 26, 1973 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late David 
and Sandy (Jenkins) Osborn. 
Thomas enjoyed a lot of activities. He loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, going 
four-wheeling, and he loved food. There was nothing that he loved more than his 
family and his dogs Odie, Rocky, Lucy, and Ethel; they were everything to him. 
He is survived by his companion Myndi Gibbs; his stepdaughter Amanda; his 
granddaughter Lilia; his brother Dave Osborn; his grandmother Vadis Osborn; his 
niece Chelsea Woodhall; his nephew James Osborn; and many other family and 
friends. 
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents; his brother William Osborn; his 
grandfather Lida Osborn; and his grandparents Jim and Ladine Jenkins. 
Private family services will be held. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trumbull County Dog 
Pound. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences to 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday November 14, 2020

Obituary
Mineral Ridge: Janet Irene (Hermenet) Hogan, 84, passed away on Sunday, 
November 8, 2020, at Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge. Janet was born on March 
21, 1936, in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harry and Marie Cessna 
Hermenet. 
On October 13, 1956, she was united in marriage to Michael F. Hogan, Sr. with 
whom she shared 58 years of marriage. A graduate of Niles McKinley High School, 
Janet was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved 
entertaining her family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards and was a faithful 
companion to her many dogs. Janet will be missed by her children, Michael F. 
Hogan, Jr., Frank J. Hogan, Kevin P. (Barbara) Hogan and Eric Hogan, 7 
grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way, and her 
sister Brenda (Terry) Ceplecci. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Harry “Sunny” 
Hermenet, Jr., and sister Doris Holsinger. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution 
can be made to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown 
Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, Ohio 44473. Private services have been held with 
burial at Niles Union Cemetery. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family. 
Arrangements handled by Lane Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel.

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Friday November 13, 2020

Obituary
Carol A. Lincoln, age 69, passed away peacefully at home on November 13, 2020.

She was born on February 11, 1951 to Charles and Ruth (Dooney) Sloat. 

Carol graduated from Alliance High School in 1970. She served as a school 
crossing guard at the Alliance City Schools for 25 years.

Carol was a member of the Christopher Columbus Social Club. She enjoyed crafts, 
bowling, gardening and fishing.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, John Lincoln, whom she married 
February 17, 1968; her children, Jerry (Jenny Burns) Lincoln and Becky (Jeff) 
Lewis; her grandchildren, Marissa (Seth Hawkins) and Jonathan Lincoln and Kevin 
Schott; her great-granddaughter, Nymeria Everleigh Hawkins; and her siblings, 
Norma (Tom) Wilson, Linda (Willie) Davis, Sue Handy, Joe (Tammy) Sloat, William 
Sloat, Raymond Sloat, Timothy Sloat, Ruthie (Jack) Tunen and John Sloat.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ralph, Chuck and David; and 
her son, David.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Tuesday, November 17 at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Monday November 16 from 
6-8 p.m. Interment at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Medical Center 
Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH 44718.

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 November 13, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBIANA – Mary “Meg” Catherine Bowman, 70 died Wednesday, November 
11, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born September 27, 1950 in 
Salem, daughter of Edward T. and Mary E. (Buchanan) Franklin.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Bowman Jr. of Akron; daughter, Amanda (partner 
Mat Thrasher) Bowman of Cleveland and a brother, Robert T. Franklin of Tulsa, OK.

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 Meg’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday November 13, 2020

Obituary
 John Skoczinski, age 94, passed away peacefully at his home on November 6, 
2020.

  He was born on December 24, 1925 to Frank and Frances Skoczinski.  He was a 
member of the East Alliance Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

  Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, JoAnn (Gary) Francis, Diane 
F. (Robert) Myers and Johna Michelle (Jerry D. Jr.) Wilson; grandchildren, 
Samantha Lewis (Craig Vernon II), Karin Lewis (Deej Siciliano), Maggie (Eli) Mabry, 
Shelby Myers, Autumn Myers, Thomas Myers, Michael Myers and Joseph Myers; 
nieces, Barbara Eanhardt and Cheri Chernak; other nieces and nephews; many 
great-grandchildren; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Mae Skoczinski, whom he married on 
July 22, 1950 and who passed on November 3, 2009.

No funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be 
sent to East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 701 West Main Street, 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.

Thursday November 12, 2020

Obituary
Teddy Clark, 74, formerly of Canfield, Ohio, passed away on November 9 th , 2020. 
He passed away after a brief battle with COVID-19. Teddy grew up in Hominy, 
Oklahoma on a cattle ranch and later served in the United States Army. Upon 
returning from service, Teddy settled in Canfield, Ohio working for Ohio Bell where 
he retired after 30 years. He was also a member of the Canfield volunteer Fire 
Department. His passion was coaching and umpiring Little League Baseball for over 
40 years. This passion led to the privilege of umpiring in the Little League World 
Series, and the Cooperstown Little League Hall of Fame tournaments. He was also 
a member of the Canfield Lions Club and the Lord of Life Lutheran Church. He is 
survived by his wife of 52 years Kathleen (Quinlan) Clark, sons Patrick (Mindy) 
Clark, Michael (Tabitha) Clark, and four beloved grandchildren Avery, Morgan, 
Bryson, and Brynlee. Also survived by Renee (Vann) Clark and two sisters Alice 
Brown and Bonnie Carter and many nieces and nephews. The Celebration of Life 
will be planned for the Spring of 2021. 
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Thursday November 12, 2020

Obituary
Cynthia “Cyndi” (Hazen) Syme, age 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 
home on November 8, 2020 after a long illness.

Cyndi was born on December 13, 1957. Her parents were Thomas and Helen 
(Pauli) Hazen. 

Cyndi graduated from Marlington High School and Malone College. She was a 
teacher for Marlington Local Schools for 24 years.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 28 years, Eric Syme; daughter, 
Rachel (Jeffrey) Mishler of Canton; grandchildren, Wren and Damon Mishler; step-
daughter, Nicole Syme and her son Colin; her brother, Rod (Lisa) Hazen; and many 
nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cyndi was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles.

There will be no services at this time due to Covid 19. Burial will be at Marlboro 
Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 
11394 Edison St NE, Alliance, OH 44601 or Marlington Alumni Association, PO Box 
6001
Alliance, OH 44601. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Memories and condolences can be shared on 
Cyndi’s obituary at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Thursday November 12, 2020

Obituary
Rayshawn Easley age 39 passed away Thursday November 12, 2020 at Roselawn 
Gardens. He was born January 15, 1981. Per his request cremation will take place 
and no services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday November 12, 2020

Obituary
Daniel Allen Crawford, 64, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away naturally on November 
2nd, 2020. Dan was born on August 16th, 1956 to Dwain and Irene Crawford in 
Salem, Ohio. After graduating from Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center, 
Ohio in 1974, Dan served and was a proud Veteran of the United States Army from 
1977 to 1981. In the years which followed, he diversified his skills in the trades 
establishing himself as a master craftsman. In the later years, Dan served as a 
Shipping & Receiving Associate as a long time employee of East Manufacturing in 
Randolph, Ohio.Dan never shied away from lending a helping hand bringing him 
close to many people; fondly remembered by family, friends, coworkers and 
neighbors alike. An avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, his life motto of "work 
hard, play hard,” joined in affection both his passion and resolve in enjoying life to 
the fullest.Dan was proceeded in death by his mother, father, and his step-father 
Marty Feeney, and is survived by his son Daniel and his wife Celeste, step-daughter 
Susanne and her husband Robbie. He was also survived by his brothers Scott, 
Brent, and George, and his sister Jeanette. If Dan touched your life in any way, we 
would request that you pay forward his kindness twofold - Memorial donations may 
be made to Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org/donate).A celebration of 
Dan’s life will be scheduled for Spring or Summer of 2021. The family encourages 
everyone to share their stories and memories of Dan here.

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Obituary
Gerald Miller 64, of Salem, died at 2:10 Pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center due to complications from COVID. Arrangements are 
pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Obituary

Connie Lynn (Paynter) Sharer 58, of Washingtonville, died early Tuesday morning, 
November 10, 2020, in her sleep at home.
Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services, Salem.

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Obituary
Opal Iona (Holleman) Hrebovcin 95, of Washingtonville, died at 5:27 AM Tuesday, 
November 10, 2020, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab. Ctr. Arrangements are 
pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Obituary
William H. Lockridge Jr. age 63 passed away Monday November 10, 2020 at his 
home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. He was born June 1, 
1957 to William Lockridge Sr. and the late Shirley (Lockridge) Bolt. He is survived by 
his Wife; Marcene (Martie) Lockridge, Father; William H Lockridge Sr., Step-Mother; 
Hilda, Step-Brothers; Gary, Tony, Step-Sister; Karen, Sons; William David 
Lockridge, William Harry Lockridge III, Jon Lockridge, Daughter; Candace 
(Lockridge) Adam Ferguson, Step-sons; Troy Campbell, Trent Campbell, Dana 
Campbell,Granddaughters; Alexandria Ferguson, Aurora Ferguson, Grandson; Liam 
Lockridge and several Step- Grandchildren and Great- grandchildren. He was 
preceded in death by his Mother; Shirley Bolt and Granddaughter; D'Anna 
Lockridge. Bill was a retired detective for the Sebring Police Department. He also 
spent many years working in construction. He was a very dedicated police officer 
and loved by the community. He had a heart to help and serve people. He will be 
greatly missed by all that knew him. Per his request cremation has taken place and 
no public services will be held. A Memorial Celebration will be 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.

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
Eleanor Marie Nass, 96, passed away early Sunday morning, November 8, 2020, at 
her home. Eleanor was born January 21, 1924 in Youngstown the daughter of 
Luther and Mazie (Paulin) Brobst. She was a graduate of Canfield High School and 
received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Ohio State University. 
Eleanor worked as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Shrum, Dr. Dixon and most recently for 
dr. Suhey. She was a member of Canfield Presbyterian Church where she served 
as a Deacon. Eleanor was also an avid golfer and bridge player. Her husband 
Edwin Robert Nass, whom she married June 22, 1947, passed away August 14, 
2011. Eleanor leaves her son, Lanny (Ellie) Nass of Port Orange, FL, and her 
daughter, Becky (Brad) Hille of Canfield, one sister-in-law Marillyn Nass of Fargo, 
eight grandchildren, nine grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Besides her husband and parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by a sister 
Suzanne Faust. Following Eleanor’s wishes there are no calling hours or services. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
On Friday, November 6, 2020, Nancy E. Blyler, 69, of Austintown, passed away 
peacefully at home, after a 3-year battle with cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. 
Born April 16, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio, Nancy was the daughter of the late James 
and Helen (Ellashek) Black. 
She graduated from Chaney High School in 1969. She and her husband were 
married on May 29, 1971. Prior to retirement, Nancy worked as an Office Manager 
for a local Pediatricians office for 29 years. 
Nancy leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 49 years, Lonnie Blyler; her 
children Abbi (Ronald Jr.) DeLisio and Amanda (Mark) Robenolt; her sister Susan 
(Frank) Marchionda. She was the proud Mimi/Gigi to her granddaughters Kalynn, 
Ryleigh, and Kennedy. 
Nancy loved to spend her time surrounded by her family. She enjoyed taking family 
vacations to the Outer Banks, Sunday family dinners, shopping, crafts and holiday 
baking with her girls and grandkids. She especially enjoyed going to her 
granddaughter’s dance recitals, softball games and their many school activities. Her 
love and strength will be deeply missed, but the memories will last forever. 
Private services will be held with immediate family only. The family requests 
memorial contributions be made to K9s For Warriors at www.k9sforwarriors.org. 

~Mom, you will forever be our “co-pilot”. We will honor you as we carry on our many 
traditions while creating new memories in celebration of you.~

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
FOWLER- James “Soki” A. Brest, age 74, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 
at St. Joseph Healthcare Center in Warren. 
James was born September 3, 1946 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to the late Sylvan 
“Jake” and Evelyn (Livermore) Brest. 
James was a 1964 graduate of Hickory High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. He 
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965, served honorably during the Vietnam War, 
and was discharged on July 31, 1969 after serving in the 5010th Combat group. 
James retired from Delphi – Packard Electric after 42 years. He was a member of 
the Amvets Post in Vienna, the Moose Lodge, and VFW. 
He loved to fish, and spend his summers on his boat on Lake Erie. He was always 
the life of the party. He was an avid animal lover and had many pets throughout the 
years. He was a friend to all and always willing to lend a helping hand. 
He is survived by his wife Pamela Brest; his daughters, Jessica Brest and her 
fiancée Michael Morse, Antonia Gonda and her husband Steven; his grandchildren 
Steven, Leo, Mariah, and Haeden; his former wife Coleen Brest, many nieces and 
nephews, and his K-9 companion Sadie. 
At James’ request, no funeral services will be held. 
The family would like to thank Drs. Bisel and Black, and all the nurses and staff at 
St. Joseph Hospital.

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
Joan L. Hyatt, age 71, went to be with the lord on November 9, 2020.

She was born on June 16, 1949 to Jim and Viola (Moorehead) Hancock. 

Joan graduated from Alliance High School and attended Akron University. She was 
a social worker for over 30 years and worked for Alliance Audiology for over 10 
years, but her passion was selling Mary Kay cosmetics. She was a consultant for 
over 30 years.

Joan was a lifetime member of the Alliance Assembly of God and Marinantha 
Church of God. She loved spending time with her family, especially her 
grandchildren; she was the best babysitter.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Hyatt, whom she married 
in 1969; her children, Diana (Randy) Galbraith, Terri (John) Dallas and J.B; thirteen 
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Candace; three brothers, 
Robert, David and Paul; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior. Pastor Jeff 
Caldwell and Pastor Freddie Rodriguez will officiate. The family asks that social 
distancing guidelines be respected and that guests bring their own masks.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 70 W. 
Streesboro Street Suite 201 Hudson, Ohio 44236.

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

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
Canton:

Judith Miler age 66 passed away October 24, 2020 at McKinley Healthcare Center 
in Canton. She was born February 16, 1954. Per her request cremation has taken 
place and no public 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.

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
Canton:

Mark S. Martin of Canton passed away suddenly Thursday November 5, 2020 at 
home. He was born February 16, 1957 to Richard Martin and Rose (Maiolo) Martin. 
Per his request cremation has taken place and no public 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.

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Dale E. Douty, 92, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at the Continuing 
Healthcare of Lisbon. He was born May 12, 1928 in Arlington, West Virginia, son of 
the late Griffen R. and Nellie (Robinson) Douty.

Dale retired from E.W. Bliss in Salem. He was an active member of the Salem 
congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

His loving wife, Grace (Mick) Douty whom he married July 2, 1949 preceded him in 
death September 27, 2018.

Survivors include three sons and their spouses, Allan Dale (Alice) Douty of 
Deerfield, Steven Paul (Karen) Douty of Boardman and Donald Eric (Debbie) Douty 
of Salem; half-brother, David Douty of West Virginia; four grandchildren and seven 
great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon and the 
staff at the Courtyard at Lexington for their excellent care of Dale.

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 Dale’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
Russell S. Morrison, age 57, passed away at Aultman Hospital on Sunday, 
November 8, 2020.

He was born in Alliance, Ohio on September 16, 1963 to William and Betty 
(Bramhall) Morrison. 

Russell graduated from Alliance High School in 1981. He worked as a Lab 
Technician at Akron Rubber.

Russell loved swimming and was an avid diver; he was a diving coach at Mount 
Union. Russell also enjoyed golfing with his sons, dad and brothers as well as 
cheering on the Cleveland Browns.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joyce Morrison, whom he married 
November 22, 2014; his sons, Shane (Katie) Morrison and Kyle Morrison; his 
daughters, Amanda (Casey) Scott and Nicole Flaherty; his parents, William and 
Betty; his brothers, Chuck, Bill and Jeff Morrison; his grandchildren, Andrew and 
Ellie Morrison and Avril, Cysila and Zoey; and his niece, Kelly Shoffner.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Morrison.

A private memorial service will be held.

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

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - David Benjamin Weaver, 72, of Columbiana, died on Monday, 
November 9, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Boardman 
after being stricken at his home.

Mr. Weaver was born on May 27, 1948 in Salem, OH, a son of the late David and 
Emma Ruth Good Weaver and had lived in this area all of his life.  He was a self 
employed dairy farmer and was a Minister of the Salem Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Ann Rhodes Weaver, whom he married on October 
11, 1969; two sons, Timothy (Rachel) Weaver of Guatemala and Douglas (Rose 
Mary) Weaver of Columbiana; five daughters, Joy Weaver of Columbiana, Elaine 
(Kevin) Martin of Ephrata, PA, Arlene (Nathan) Sweigart of Morgantown, PA, Janice 
(Justin) Brandt of Tolstoi, Manitoba, and Anita (Nathan) Bender of Kippen, Ontario; 
two sisters, Ruth Anne (Mahlon) Martin of Cambridge Springs, PA, and Joanna M. 
(Harry) Neuenschwander of Salem; a brother, Joseph (Elaine) Weaver of 
Columbiana; a brother in law, Steven Yoder of Homeworth; 41 grandchildren and 3 
great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Yoder and a grandson, Lavern Brandt.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 
3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 8 pm at the Salem Mennonite Church, 40725 Lodge Road, 
Leetonia.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 
am at the Salem Mennonite Church, Leetonia, with the Salem Mennonite Church 
Ministry Team officiating.  Burial will take place at Salem Mennonite Cemetery.

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

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Despite living with Alzheimer's for the past eight years, Gloria Angelica Marinelli 
maintained grace and positivity. Her infectious smile radiated joy, curiosity and 
optimism. The beauty of her youth endured through her smile, comforting and kind. 
Gloria was born in Fajardo Puerto Rico, October 18, 1936. She was the daughter of 
the late Manuel Enrique and Regina (Martinez) Aguiar. Gloria grew up the youngest 
of four in a family of women, her mother and three loving sisters. She grew up a 
Puerto Rican beauty and always remembered the good times singing and enjoying 
music on the beach with her family and cooking delicious Caribbean food. Gloria 
delighted everyone in her presence. Gloria met her future husband Joe Marinelli 
from Youngstown while he was vacationing in Puerto Rico. They married soon 
afterward and moved back to Youngstown. Joe preceded her in death in 2017. 
Gloria worked at J.C. Penney's as an assistant buyer in the accessories 
department. A position held for 20 years before her eventual retirement. Gloria's 
family life was long spent in Canfield raising her three children. 
Gloria leaves behind her children Charles Marinelli of Boston, MA., Gina Marinelli 
and son-in law Bryan Postlethwait, grandson Jacob Zenko, and her youngest son 
and devoted caregiver, Bernard. She is also survived by three adoring sisters, Irma 
Forastieri, Doris Medina and Iris Aguiar, all in Puerto Rico. She is also survived by 
her sisters-n-law Rita Gordon, Patricia Cernica, Jane Passarelli, Marguerite 
Marinelli, and Margaret Sadler, as well as brothers-in-law Michael and John. Dozens 
of nieces and nephews also loved her. 
Every once in a while you see a shooting star in the night sky. The beautiful 
brilliance may be visually fleeting but the memory is never forgotten. Gloria Angelica 
Aguiar Marinelli was certainly that shooting star. The challenges of living with 
Alzheimers, and later pancreatic cancer never diminished her sunny disposition or 
her love for her family and her family's love for her. There will be a private service 
held for family at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield chapel, on Tuesday November 10th. 
Friends and family may view this obituary and share their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. Tributes can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 
Market St. Boardman Ohio 44512, or The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East 
Ohio Area Chapter3711 Starr Centre Dr. Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Diane R. Wicks, 64, passed away on Saturday November 7, 2020. 
Diane was born on June 16, 1956 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She attended 
Ferris State University and received an associate’s degree. She went on to obtain a 
bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Utilizing her 
engineering degree, Diane was employed by Packard Electric Systems for 30 years. 
Diane loved to travel with her family to the beach and had a special place in her 
heart for Broadway shows and amusement parks. She enjoyed seeing her first 
grandchild Mila. M Wicks born on July 29th, 2020. She is a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, and sister and will be missed tremendously. 
She is survived by her husband John L. Wicks of 44 years of Cortland, OH; her two 
children Ryan J. (Jessie) Wicks of Niles, OH and Caitlin R Wicks (Alessandro 
Antezza) of Largo, FL; her sister Carol (Mike) McClintock; her brother Ted (Linda) 
Trathen; and many other family and friends. 
Diane is preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Marilyn (Monroe) Trathen. 
Private family services will be held. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences to 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Diane R. Wicks, 64, passed away on Saturday November 7, 2020. 
Diane was born on June 16, 1956 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She attended 
Ferris State University and received an associate’s degree. She went on to obtain a 
bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Utilizing her 
engineering degree, Diane was employed by Packard Electric Systems for 30 years. 
Diane loved to travel with her family to the beach and had a special place in her 
heart for Broadway shows and amusement parks. She enjoyed seeing her first 
grandchild Mila. M Wicks born on July 29th, 2020. She is a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, and sister and will be missed tremendously. 
She is survived by her husband John L. Wicks of 44 years of Cortland, OH; her two 
children Ryan J. (Jessie) Wicks of Niles, OH and Caitlin R Wicks (Alessandro 
Antezza) of Largo, FL; her sister Carol (Mike) McClintock; her brother Ted (Linda) 
Trathen; and many other family and friends. 
Diane is preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Marilyn (Monroe) Trathen. 
Private family services will be held. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences to 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Ruth E (Miller) Mitchell Mrs. Mitchell, 84 passed away Sunday, November 8th in 
Youngstown, Ohio. She was born in Elmira, NY to Edmund D. and Mary Freda 
(Dalrymple) Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws Charles 
W and Margaret (Robinson) Mitchell, Sr., step mother-in-law Hattie Mitchell, brother-
in-law Richard Mitchell and her two sons Charles E. (Chuck) and David L. Mitchell. 
Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles W. Mitchell, Jr, brother-in-law 
Robert (...

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Wayne A. Allio, 82, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his home. 
He was born March 14, 1938 in Titusville, Pennsylvania, son of the late Howard C. 
and Helen (Gilmore) Allio.

Wayne served in the United States Navy where he maintained the ship’s interior 
communication system on the USS Skylark and USS Fulton. He worked as Chief 
Broadcast Engineer at WSOM, WQXK, WHLO and WTOF radio, retiring in 2003. 
Wayne was a member of the Salem Historical Society. He loved NASCAR, the 
Pittsburgh Steelers, Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians.

Survivors include his wife, Judith (Pelliccioni) Allio whom he married June 4, 1966; 
daughter, Cristina (Louis) Huffman of Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Pauline Vaughn of 
Canton, Joyce Allio of Knox, PA, Julie Russell of Tylersburg, PA, Jane Detrie of 
Lucinda, PA and Mary Cable Slaugenhaupt of Knox, PA; brothers, Charles Allio of 
Lucinda, PA, Kenneth Allio of Commerce Twp., MI, Roger Allio and Gary Allio, both 
of PA.

Besides his parents, a brother, Howard E. Allio also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Rev. Robert Rowley officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00-
11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with military honors provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard. For the safety of the Allio family, please adhere to social distancing 
and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Historical 
Society, 208 S. Broadway, 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Donna J. Bekar, age 80, of Columbiana, passed away on Monday, 
November 9, 2020 at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on February 15, 1940 in Troy, NY, daughter of the late Frederick and 
Eleanor Durkin Joebchen.

Donna was owner and operator of Columbiana Appliance and Furniture and owned 
the Jester’s Village Video, Columbiana and Nobody’s Perfect, Austintown and she 
retired from Macy’s after working for many years. She was a 1958 graduate of 
Columbiana High School and was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.

Donna served on the Columbiana City Council Planning Committee, the 
Columbiana School Board, acting as president for 2 terms, Restoration and 
Beautification Committee, Columbiana County Career Center Board, Columbiana 
Women’s Club, Columbiana Garden Club and the Ladies Auxiliary, Post 290. 
Because of her involvement in Columbiana, Donna was the recipient of the Lifetime 
of Service Award in 2017 and the town has designated May 19th as Donna Bekar 
Day.

Donna is survived by her husband, Daniel Bekar, whom she married on June 12, 
1976, three sons, Curt (Sheila) Putnam of Austintown, Clay (Tina) Putnam of 
Michigan City, IN and Craig (Laurie) Putnam of Broadview Heights; two daughters, 
Pamela (George) Barton of Girard and Tammie (Paul) Birmingham of Girard; a 
brother, Neil (Vivien) Joebchen of Carlsbad, CA; Cousins, Carol and Mike Miller of 
Lancaster, PA; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 
November 11, 2020 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. 
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be followed, 
and masks will be required.

A private memorial service will be held at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home 
with Father David Misbrener.

Memorial donations may be made to Restoration and Beautification Committee, R 
and B, P.O. Box 53 Columbiana, OH 44408.

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

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Rev. Grace L. Baughman, 77 of Paris, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 7, 
2020 at Aultman Hospital. Rev. Baughman was born in Waynesburg, PA on April 10, 
1943 the daughter of the late George O. and Myrtle (Albright) Cole. Grace was 
employed by Carrollton High School and Buckeye JVS, she was not only a pastor 
but also served as the organist and pianist at Deuber UMC for many years. She will 
be remembered being very involved in the following Camp Meetings; Sebring, 
Sharon and Sychar. Grace was always glad to participate and share her talents with 
all who asked. Besides her family serving the Lord in many ways was her greatest 
accomplishment.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years William E. Baughman whom she married 
in Sebring, Ohio on December 25, 1962. Her children; Melody (Mark) Miller, Lisbeth 
(Bruce) Costlow, Lynnette (Dennis) Brenneman and William (Heidi) Baughman. She 
is also survived by 9 Grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and a sister Judy 
Hanna. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 9 siblings.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM at the 
Sebring First Church of the Nazarene (626 West Maryland Ave. Sebring, Ohio 
44672) with Pastor Chet Harris officiating. A time of visitation will be held on 
Thursday, November 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the church and one hour 
prior to the service on Friday. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial 
Park in Beloit. Memorial contributions can be made in Grace's honor to Camp 
Sychar PO Box 146, Hubbard, OH 44425, Camp Sharon PO Box 186, Sharon 
Center, OH 44274 or Sebring Camp PO Box 97, Sebring, OH 44672. 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,

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Donald E. West, age 72, passed away unexpectedly at the Cleveland Clinic on 
November 5, 2020.

He was born in St. Paul, MN on November 6, 1947 to Claude and Leona 
(LeVasseur) West. 

Donald graduated from White Bear Lake High School in 1965 and Mankato State 
University in 1970. He was the proud owner of West Recreation Inc. located in 
Maryland.

Don was a nature lover and an avid outdoorsman. He was a loyal and devoted 
husband, a loving father and a faithful servant to our Lord. Don was definitely a 
“people person”.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda West, whom he married August 
23, 1969; his children Brian (Carolynn) West and Yvonne (Robert) Reese; his 
grandchildren, Ian and Christian West, Nathan and Gregory DeBruyn; and his 
siblings Jerry (Barbara) West and Sally (Richard) Colemier.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Richard (Ruth) West and 
Peggy Ryan.

A live-streamed celebration of life service will be planned. Details to be posted and 
updated on Don’s obituary at the funeral home’s website www.ctcfuneral.com.

No flowers please. Send memorials to donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral in Alliance, Ohio.

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Ashley Michele Pallotta-Adams, age 33, of East Palestine, died on 
Friday, November 6, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

She was born on October 26, 1987 in Colorado Springs, CO, daughter of Kenneth 
Pallotta and Michele Davis.

Ashley was a loving person and friend. She was known for being a free spirit and 
cared deeply for her children. She touched the lives of many people and saw the 
good in everyone.

Ashley is survived by her husband, Justin Adams, whom she married on October 
26, 2019; her mother, Michele (Matthew) Davis of East Palestine; her father 
Kenneth (Tracy) Pallotta of Colorado; two daughters, Jasmine Foley and Aaliyah 
Fristik; son, Ezra Pallotta; siblings, Stephanie Davis of Texas, Rachel (Ricky) Mahon 
of East Palestine, Heather Davis of Calcutta, Rebecca Pallotta of Colorado, Jakeob 
Vigil of Colorado, Isaac Pallotta of Colorado and Jesse Pallotta of Colorado; her 
grandparents, Connie Gentry, Mary Buhn, Ken and Patty Pallotta, Nellie Brown and 
John and Debbie Davis; her mother and father in law, Missy and David Adams of 
East Palestine and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, James Gentry and Carl Buhn.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 11:00 am - 
1:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. Social 
distancing and mask protocol will be followed to comply with CDC guidelines. A 
private memorial service will be held at the funeral home, with Pastor Kari Lankford 
officiating.

Memorial donations may be made for the benefit of Ashley’s children at the East 
Palestine Office of Huntington Bank in the name of Michele Davis.

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

Monday November 09, 2020

Obituary
Rev. Edwin Leon Manners  74, of Damascus, died at 10:56 AM Sunday, November 
8, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital/Mercy Medical Center, Boardman, following 
COVID.

 

A full obituary will be forthcoming.

 

Services will be on Friday, 11 AM at the Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Visitation will be on Thursday 4 to 7 PM at the church and from 9:30 to 10:30 AM 
Friday

Masks will be required, no physical contact with anyone and social distancing from 
one another.

The graveside committal service will be in Zion Cemetery in Stoneboro, Pa. late 
friday afternoon.

The services will be live streamed by the church.

Sunday November 08, 2020

Obituary
Mary Jo Hartman, 60, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Oasis Care 
Center. Mary Jo was born April 30, 1960 in Youngstown the daughter of Edward F. 
Jr and Dolores Marie (Murray) Hartman. She was a former member of St. Joseph 
Catholic Church in Austintown. Mary loved music of all types. Most recently Mary 
had been an Inspector for Goodwill Industries. Prior to working for Goodwill, Mary 
worked in Rhode Island as a security guard CPP for 10 years. Mary leave her two 
brothers, Robert E. Hartman of North Jackson and Edward F. Hartman III of 
Austintown as well as one niece, Olivia Lee Hartman of Austintown. Mary was 
preceded in death by her parents, Edward F. Jr and Dolores Marie Hartman. 
Following Mary’s wishes there are no calling hours. Mary was laid to rest in a private 
burial at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home Austintown Chapel.

Sunday November 08, 2020

Obituary
Caroline E. Haupt, 88 of Beloit passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 
Crandal Medical Center in Sebring. Caroline was born on November 19, 1931 the 
daughter of the late Glenn and Edith (James) Burkey. She was a graduate of 
Sebring Local Schools. Caroline was a member of the Sebring Presbyterian Church 
where she served as a Deacon, she was also a member of Eastern Star. Caroline 
and her late husband Billie could be found volunteering in many organizations in the 
Sebring and Beloit areas. They enjoyed traveling with their family on fishing trips to 
Canada where they had so many cherished memories on their trip there as well as 
going on motorcycle trips with their friends. However most important was spending 
time with their children and grandchildren.

Caroline is survived by her children; Ronald (Marylee) Haupt and Jeffrey Haupt. She 
is also survived by her grandchildren; Tasha (Jonathan) Bloor, Shawn (Jen) 
Greenawalt, Allyson (Sean) Edie, Brooke (Mike) Vasquez, Carley Haupt, Eric 
(Tiffany) Haupt; 10 great grandchildren Riley Bloor, Addi Bloor, Carter Haupt, Ethan 
Haupt, LeeAnn Haupt, Brooklyn Horner, Owen Horner, Cali Call, Oaklie Vasquez, 
Olive Vasquez and her sister Nancy Anderson, son in law Doug Greenawalt and 
several half brothers and sisters as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her 
parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Billie D. Haupt who 
passed away on April 28, 2016, a son Lewie Haupt, a daughter Bonnie Greenawalt, 
a sister Margret Hartzell and three brothers Melvin Burkey and Ben Burkey.

A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown funeral home in Sebring from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM the family may not be 
present. A Private Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at the Sebring 
Presbyterian Church with Rev. Martin Radcliff officiating. Burial will take place at 
Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Memorial contributions can be made in Caroline's 
Honor to Sebring Presbyterian Church, 525 North 16th Street, Sebring, OH 44672 
or the charity of the donor's choice. 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,

Sunday November 08, 2020

Obituary
Lynda K. Barnett, 75, of 5318 Jimtown Rd., East Palestine died Sunday, November 
1, 2020 following complications from a recent heart attack.  Her husband of 55 
years, Carl A. Barnett, was at her side. 

Born June 5, 1945 in Salem, OH, Lynda was the daughter of the late Paul Britton 
and Virginia (Taucher) Britton.  She graduated from East Palestine High School in 
1963.  She and her husband were married in Caribou, Maine on October 22, 1965. 

Lynda is survived by her husband and two daughters, Laura Pike (Harold) and Rae 
Morgan (Damian); and a brother, Larry E. Britton.  She was pre-deceased by her 
daughter, Dawn Davis.  Lynda was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, 
Ben Davis, Madison Bieber, Heather Pike, Harold Pike IV, and Ethan Morgan.  Her 
three great-grandchildren are Sierra Sprouse, Nash and Theo Davis.

Even as a young woman, Lynda’s career goal was to be a nurse. She achieved that 
goal when she graduated from Kent State Nursing School in 1976.  Lynda devoted 
36 years to her profession, working in a diverse variety of fields and facilities across 
the country.  For several years she taught the State Tested Nursing Assistant 
(STNA) program at the Columbiana County Career Center.  She ended her nursing 
career serving in the field of long-term care as a Regional Director of Nursing for 
Altercare of Ohio.

Her second professional passion was pizza.  She and her husband owned and 
operated their family run business, C&L Pizza, for 13 years in East Palestine. Lynda 
enjoyed cooking for and sponsoring civic events and organizations.

In addition to caring for others and serving her community, Lynda was an avid 
traveler whose adventures included trips to many European countries, Hawaii, the 
Bahamas, Alaska, and road trips throughout the US to visit friends and family.  An 
annual highlight of her life for many years was when family traveled to her home on 
Jimtown Road where she hosted the Taucher Family Reunion.

When she was at her beloved home she enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and 
spending time with her grandchildren.  In Faith, she was a member of The First 
Church of Christ in East Palestine.

Friends may call at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine on 
Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Social distancing and 
mask protocol will be followed to comply with CDC guidelines.  Private services for 
the family will take place with Mr. Robert Helbeck, Minister of the First Church of 
Christ in East Palestine officiating.

Memoral contributions may be made to Caring Hands Food Ministry % First Church 
of Christ, 20 West Martin St. East Palestine, OH 44413.  Sign the guestbook and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Saturday November 07, 2020

Obituary
Timothy “Tim” C. Sharp Jr., 38, of Girard, passed away Thursday, November 5th at 
his residence. 

Born May 6, 1982 in Youngstown, Ohio, Tim was the son of Timothy C. Sharp Sr. 
and the late Helen Donchatz. 

Tim was a graduate of Girard High School and ITT Technical Institute. He was an 
Electric Tester for Wintronics, Inc. Tim was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn 
State fan, and enjoyed fishing and watching his nieces and nephews participate in 
their various sporting activities. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his father Timothy and stepmother Linda; his 
sisters Jennifer (Vinny) Sharp and Heather (Moo) Sharp; his step-siblings Aden 
Weaver and Kimberly Durkos; his nieces Brittany McFall, Emily McFall and Arianna 
Clardy and nephews AJ and Morgan Clardy; and his aunt Cindy (Jeffery) Meese. 

Private services were held.

Saturday November 07, 2020

Obituary
Patricia Gayle Salen, 78 

Patricia Gayle Salen, 78 of Boardman passed away peacefully Thursday evening at 
her residence. Patricia was born July 28, 1942 in Brownsville, PA, a daughter of the 
late Mahlon and Charlotte (Forsythe) Pritts. She grew up in Pennsylvania, 
graduating from Brownsville High School, where she was named “Miss Brownsville” 
and received her nursing degree in PA. Patricia came to this area in 1968 and was a 
dedicated nurse for over 40 years. She was a talented pianist and enjoyed writing 
letters, journals and poetry. Her husband, P. David Salen, Sr., whom she married 
February 17, 2005, died May 26, 2016. She leaves her four children, Amy Medved 
of Boardman, Eddie (Lisa) Medved of Cortland, Eric (Lisa) Medved of Poland, 
Christopher Medved of Chillicothe; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Jared, Christin, 
Alexa, Hanna, Cole and Lyndsay and four great grandchildren. Patricia also leaves 
two brothers, Mahlon “Mack” (Debbie) Pritts of Washington, PA, James (Linda) Pritts 
of Houston, Texas, and a brother-in-law, Raymond Contesti of Michigan. Besides 
her parents and her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by an infant son, 
Timothy Medved; a sister, Marcia “Perky” Contesti and a daughter-in-law, Tina 
Medved. The family would like to thank her caregivers, Jody Billeck and Edna 
Tascione and Mercy Health Palliative nurse practitioner, Alan Dooley for the 
wonderful care given to Patricia. Memorial services will be planned for a later date.

Saturday November 07, 2020

Obituary
Kevin H. Jacobson, 69 

Kevin H. Jacobson, 69 of Canfield died Monday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Youngstown. Kevin was born February 6, 1951 in New Castle, PA, a son of 
the late Walter and Margaret I. (Salyard) Jacobson. He was a proud graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School in 1969. Following high school, Kevin served in the 
U.S. Airforce during the Vietnam War, stationed in the Philippines. He also served in 
the first Gulf War in the Air Force Reserves. Kevin was assigned by the Air Force 
and trained by the Air Force in Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Fields. 
During his long Air Force career, Kevin served as part of the 910th – Tactical Airlift 
Group – specifically the 910th/AW Civil Engineer Squadron. He retired as a Master 
Sargeant after serving 30 years. As a civilian, Kevin did additional training and had 
a long career in HVAC, electrical work and boiler work. He worked in the 
maintenance department for the former North Side Hospital for over 30 years . He 
was a loving husband to his wife Bonnie, whom he married September 26, 2003; a 
devoted father to his children, especially to his youngest son, Christopher. Kevin 
also leaves his two brothers, Larry W. Jacobson of Weathersfield and Russell (Ruth 
Ann) Jacobson of McDonald. Kevin was dedicated to the students of Canfield 
School where he was a very active band and choir parent for the Canfield school 
system. He served as a parent judge for the Canfield Speech and Debate 
tournaments for Canfield High School. Kevin enjoyed organizing the monthly 
breakfast get-togethers with the retirees of the hospital maintenance department. 
He was an avid bicycler and would bicycle on the rails to trails system in Ohio and 
Pennsylvania, almost on a daily basis. He would take bike trips ranging from small 
local bicycle trips to well over 40 mile daily rides. He loved taking his family on trips 
to zoos all over the United States. He absolutely loved animals and being in nature. 
A Celebration of Life of service will be 10:00 am Saturday, November 14th at 
Crossroads Church, 554 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown. Kevin will be laid to rest in 
Canfield Village Cemetery with military honors following the service.

Saturday November 07, 2020

Obituary
Albert Strait of Alliance, Ohio passed away on Nov 6, 2020. His loved ones are 
composing his obituary, 

Saturday November 07, 2020

Obituary
Leslie Allan Wade, age 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, 
and a child of God, was called home by our Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2020. 
He was born May 12, 1929 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Jess and Blanche 
Wade. Les was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a longtime 
member of the Paris Israel Church, where he taught Sunday School for 42 years 
and served as a member and president of the of the consistory, a worship musician 
and singer for St. Luke’s Lutheran Community in Minerva, a longtime 
member/president of the Paris Memorial & Community Association and a founding 
member of Paris Crimewatch. He was retired as the owner of Wades Hot Oil 
Service; he was also a former employee of Republic Steel and Haughton Elevator. 
Les was an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved to travel (he and his wife, Audrey 
visited all 50 states), a musician and square dance caller (especially for Paris 
Memorial Day celebrations), and Bible study and sharing his love of Jesus and the 
promise of salvation.

Les is survived by his wife of 70 years, Audrey (Gill) Wade; a daughter, Jolene (Jay) 
Moody; two sons, Gregory (Rose) Wade, Blane Wade, a sister, Carol Blackledge; 
eight grandchildren, Jennifer Wade (Tiffany Crow), Scott Haws, Laila Hummel, 
Jason (Erin) Haws, Jason (Michelle) Wade, Joshua (Nicole) Wade, Stefanie (Isaac) 
Hirt, Nicole (Matthew) Halvorson; grandson-in-law, Paul Nero and 16 great-
grandchildren, Owen, Wyatt, Adrian, Brenden, Ian, Elliana, Emma, Andrew, Audrey, 
Brandon, Josleen, Alton, Ada, Anneliese, Oliver and Eliza. He was preceded in 
death by two beloved granddaughters, Lisa Raber and Kimberly Nero; a sister, 
Joanne Simmons and a brother, David Wade.

A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made to Paris Israel Church, 12583 Lisbon St NE, Paris, OH 44669, Paris Memorial 
and Community Assoc, 13768 Lisbon St SE, Paris, OH 44669 or St. Luke’s 
Lutheran Community, 4301 Woodale Ave SE, Minerva, OH. Online condolences 
may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com  

                                                Stier-Israel Funeral 

Saturday November 07, 2020

Annetta Marie "Netta" Common, 88, of Alliance, passed away with her family by her 
side on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home in Alliance. 
Born on April 13, 1932 in Niles, to Dan and Grace (Villecco) Gatta, she lived in 
Alliance most of her life. 
Annetta was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 
A Niles McKinley High School graduate, Netta was employed at J.C. Penny as an 
associate and clerk for over ten and a half years. 
Netta enjoyed bowling with her husband, Frank, and loved watching her children 
and grandchildren play sports. 
Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Rick) Harris of Alliance; two sons, John 
(Susan) Common of Alliance and Dan (Jenny) Common of Minerva; 11 
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Cikusa of Niles; a brother, Dan 
Gatta of Niles; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her husband, Frank Christopher Common, whom she 
married on July 12, 1952 and who died on September 19, 2005; her son, Jim 
Common; a grandson, Erik Harris; two brothers, James and Ralph Gatta; a sister 
Norma Edmonds; and her parents. 
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 
11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Very Rev. Canon Matthew J. 
Mankowski, of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, as celebrant. Burial will 
immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Erik Frank Harris Foundation, 22204 
Margaret Lane, Alliance, OH 44601. 
You are invited to view Netta's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Friday November 06, 2020

Obituary
Michael W. Moore, 49 of Canfield died unexpectedly early Thursday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. Michael was born February 3, 1971 in 
Warren. He graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1989 where he played 
football. He had been the finance mananger for Boardman Subaru for the past five 
years and had previously worked for Sweeney Chevrolet. Michael was an avid 
football fan; especially The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He 
also loved to watch his son play football. Michael was a member of the Canfield 
Wrestling and the Canfield Football Clubs and a member of the Niles Red Dragon 
Alumni Association. He loved his two Pit Bull rescues and to ride his Harley 
Davidson; but most importantly he enjoyed the time he spent with his family. 
Michael leaves his wife, the former Jessica Bertolini whom he married August 9, 
2016; his son, Dominic Aeppli at home; two sisters, Patti (Dave) Bergana and 
Jennifer Moore both of Niles; his nieces and nephews, DJ (Shannon) Bergana, 
Shelly (Kevin) Miller, Matteo, Paxton, Rowen, Sienna, Alexa and Brea. He also 
leaves his mother-in-law, Jacklyn Bertolini of Pittsburgh and brother-in-law, Ralph 
Bertolini of Canfield. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve 
Moore; a sister, Judy Cottrell; two brothers, Melvin Moore and Rick Moore. Friends 
may call on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral 
Home,Austintown Chapel. Private services will be held for the family. 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 after seeing the family. The family requests material tributes take the form of 
contributions to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Rd., Canfield 44406.

Friday November 06, 2020

Obituary
Chase McKenzie Davis, 21, passed away Thursday morning November 5, 2020. 
Chase was born December 11, 1998 in Youngstown the son of John and Lisa 
(Johns) Davis. He was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 2017. Chase had 
a love for music and enjoyed writing music. He also enjoyed playing basketball and 
riding dirt bikes. Chase loved animals and spending time with his family and friends. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, John and Lisa of Liberty Twp., two 
brothers, Cotie Johns of Austintown, and Clayton Davis of Liberty, one nephew, 
Cooper Johns. Chase also leaves his paternal grandmother, Joyce Davis, Aunts, 
Tammy and Lori Johns, Natalie Davis, uncle Mark Davis, as well as his cousins, 
Briana, Shane, Jared, Mikey, A.J., Adelyn, Liam, Josh, Justin, Brandon, Jana and 
Ryan. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Henry and Irene 
Johns, his paternal grandfather, Harold Davis Sr, one aunt, Shari Johns, one uncle, 
Harold Davis Jr. and two cousins, Tommy and Nicky The family will receive friends 
from 1 to 3 PM Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral 
Ridge Chapel where private services will follow on Sunday. Due to pandemic 
restrictions masks will be required.

Friday November 06, 2020

Obituary
Hanoverton- Richard P. Woodall Jr, 69, died Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center.

Richard was born April 2, 1951 in Salem, a son of the late Richard Woodall Sr. and 
Violet (Smith) Woodall.

He was a 1969 graduate of United Local High School.  Richard was a truck driver 
for many years at Artim Trucking. He was a member of New Garden Methodist 
Church and various hunting and bow clubs. Some of his passions were 
woodworking, fishing, hunting, and he loved cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes 
and the Cleveland Browns.

He is survived by his wife, the former, Frances(Pasco), whom he married March 20, 
1976; two daughters, Jamie (Justin) Berresford of Guilford Lake and Jessi (Tim) 
Lease of Hanoverton; one sister, Diane Duncan of Hanoverton; and five 
grandchildren, Austin, Andrew, Jaclyn, Easton, and Presley.

Per Richard’s wishes there will be no services.

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

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

Friday November 06, 2020

Obituary
Sondra Lee Wyand 82, of Saint Paul, MN, passed away peacefully on November 2, 
2020 surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her after a long and 
brave battle with Dementia.

Sondra, a devoted Mother and Grandmother, was born on January 26, 1938 to Earl 
and Myrel Melvin in Beaver County, PA.

She met her future husband, Allen Keith Wyand, Sr, in 1953 and married shortly 
thereafter. They moved to Alliance, going on to have three children, Allen Keith, Jr.,
(Rebecca) Michael Lee (Lori) and Steven.

She was passionate about her healthcare work as a pink lady at Alliance City 
Hospital and again in Wooster Ohio as a healthcare aide at Westview Manor 
Retirement Center.

She is survived by her three sons; granddaughters Crystal (Lauren) Pacini, Megan 
Wyand, Jill Marie (John) Savage, Jennifer Wyand; nephews Paul and John Melvin; 
three great grandchildren; and her significant Wes McBride.

Sondra was preceded in death by her father, Earl Melvin; her mother Myrel Melvin; 
her husband, Allen Keith Wyand Sr.; and her brother Ron (Kathy) Melvin.

A private family service will be held, with entombment at Highland Memorial Park.

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

Friday November 06, 2020

Obituary
Harvey L. Sprague, age 83, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in his home, 
on Thursday, November 4, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born May 19, 
1937 in Marietta, OH to the late Charles and Carrie (Ritchie) Sprague. He was a 
retired pastor from the Nazarene Church.

Harvey is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon (Meier) Sprague, a daughter, 
Faith Ann (Rex) Postlethwait; two sons, Timothy (Bobbi) Sprague and Mark 
Sprague; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, 
Harvey was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday at the Shepherd’s Hill Church of the 
Nazarene, 7576 Nickel Plate Ave NE, Louisville, OH 44641 with Pastor Larry 
Brewer officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Monday morning at the church. 
Harvey will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences 
may be left at www.stieristraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home   

Thursday November 05, 2020

Obituary
Samuel Demchak, age 84, passed away peacefully at Cleveland Clinic on 
November 4, 2020.

He was born on March 5, 1936 to George and Mary (Lucak) Demchak in Pittsburg, 
PA. 

Samuel was the former owner of the Naborhood Inn in Alliance and a member of 
both the American Legion and VFW. He was a golf pro at the Alliance Country Club 
as well as an avid Pittsburg Steelers and Penn State fan. Samuel served honorably 
in the United States Air Force.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Patricia Gordon; his grandson 
Zakary; and his siblings, Joseph, Carl and Suzanne Demchak.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene Demchak, whom he 
married on January 24, 1970 and who passed on January 4, 2008; and siblings, 
George, John, Ted, Eugene, Steve, Mike and Christine Demchak.

A private family service will be held.

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

Thursday November 05, 2020

Obituary
Elizabeth Louise (Wolf) Theiss went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 29, 
2020.

Betty Lou was born July 7, 1926 to Martin and Anna Entzi Wolf in Youngstown, 
Ohio. She lived a happy and satisfying 94 years.

Betty Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Theiss, her parents, her 
siblings Anna May Schuller, Sonny Wolf, Ruth Norris and Sue Walker and her son-
in-law, Wally Hartman.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Ann Louise Hartman, 
her son, Dave Theiss and daughter-in law Susie Theiss, grandsons, Jason (Loretta) 
Hartman and Adam Hartman, great granddaughter Cordelia Hartman and great 
grandson Kane Hartman, who she did get to meet.

Betty Lou graduated from Boardman High School in 1944 and worked in an office in 
Youngstown for several years. Married in 1947, she and Karl moved to Columbiana 
in 1952. There she was an Avon representative for many years.

She was a very active member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Columbiana, 
teaching Sunday school of all ages, working with the Luther League, leading jr. 
choir, singing in the senior choir, playing the organ at several Lutheran churches 
and busy with the women's groups, as well as being church secretary for 30 years 
with 5 different pastors.

She loved to read and volunteered at Columbiana Public Library. Because of her 
love of working with children, she volunteered at the JLC preschool for many years 
as "Grandma Betty Lou".

Up until a few years ago, she would walk 10,000 steps a day, either inside or out 
and joked she was walking to Jerusalem.

She had a great love of music and belonged to the Columbiana music study club 
doing many concerts and plays.

She enjoyed all kinds of crafts and sewing. She always had something in her hands 
that she was making. She made turbans for cancer patients, knitted preemie baby 
hats and prayer shawls and sewed table skirts for banquets.

Betty Lou and Karl enjoyed playing pinochle with a group from church for many 
years. She was also on a bowling team and even won several trophies.

She moved in with her son Dave in 2000 and was very active In Lamb of God 
Lutheran Church during that time. She also volunteered at a preschool and library 
while living in Florida.

In 2007, she moved back up north and lived with her sister, Anna May in Springfield, 
Ohio where she was active in Faith in Christ Lutheran Church. They had made a 
pact as kids that if they were both ever widowed they'd live together. They honored 
that pact. She moved back to live with Ann Louise after Anna May died in 2010.

One of her favorite phrases was "I'm where I'm supposed to be right now".

She is in her new home in heaven, "where she is supposed to be right now!"

Friends may call from 2:00-3:00 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Jerusalem 
Lutheran Church, Columbiana.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the church 
with Pastor Dailey officiating.

Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana has been entrusted with the 
arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials may be sent to Jerusalem Lutheran 
Church, 415 South Main Street, Columbiana.

Thursday November 05, 2020

Obituary
Arnold D. Hirvela, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2020.

He was born on June 19, 1930 to Arnold and Marie (Niska) Hirvela. 

Arnold attended the University of Detroit and obtained a bachelor’s of Civil 
Engineering that he put to use as the owner of Arnold D. Hirvela Professional 
Engineers. He retired in 1992. Arnold also served in the United States Army from 
1953-1955 and fought in the Korean War.

Arnold was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, 
usher and was on the finance board and stewardship committee.  He was also a 
member of Wranglers, Filabusters and Rotary where he was a founding member of 
the Rotary Flag Project. Arnold served on several boards including the YMCA, the 
Senior Citizens and Shade Tree Commission Property Maintenance. He also served 
his community on the Zoning Board of Appeals and was a member of the Airport 
Commission. Arnold also had an interest in magic and was an amateur magician.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Corrine (Cook) Hirvela, whom he 
married September 14, 1957; his children, Diane Geiger of Alliance, Emery Hirvela 
and Scott Hirvela both of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and  brothers, David  and Harold Hirvela.

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. Friends may register online at 
www.ctcfuneral.com.

Thursday November 05, 2020

Obituary
Elizabeth Louise (Wolf) Theiss went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 29, 
2020.

Betty Lou was born July 7, 1926 to Martin and Anna Entzi Wolf in Youngstown, 
Ohio. She lived a happy and satisfying 94 years.

Betty Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Theiss, her parents, her 
siblings Anna May Schuller, Sonny Wolf, Ruth Norris and Sue Walker and her son-
in-law, Wally Hartman.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Ann Louise Hartman, 
her son, Dave Theiss and daughter-in law Susie Theiss, grandsons, Jason (Loretta) 
Hartman and Adam Hartman, great granddaughter Cordelia Hartman and great 
grandson Kane Hartman, who she did get to meet.

Betty Lou graduated from Boardman High School in 1944 and worked in an office in 
Youngstown for several years. Married in 1947, she and Karl moved to Columbiana 
in 1952. There she was an Avon representative for many years.

She was a very active member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Columbiana, 
teaching Sunday school of all ages, working with the Luther League, leading jr. 
choir, singing in the senior choir, playing the organ at several Lutheran churches 
and busy with the women's groups, as well as being church secretary for 30 years 
with 5 different pastors.

She loved to read and volunteered at Columbiana Public Library. Because of her 
love of working with children, she volunteered at the JLC preschool for many years 
as "Grandma Betty Lou".

Up until a few years ago, she would walk 10,000 steps a day, either inside or out 
and joked she was walking to Jerusalem.

She had a great love of music and belonged to the Columbiana music study club 
doing many concerts and plays.

She enjoyed all kinds of crafts and sewing. She always had something in her hands 
that she was making. She made turbans for cancer patients, knitted preemie baby 
hats and prayer shawls and sewed table skirts for banquets.

Betty Lou and Karl enjoyed playing pinochle with a group from church for many 
years. She was also on a bowling team and even won several trophies.

She moved in with her son Dave in 2000 and was very active In Lamb of God 
Lutheran Church during that time. She also volunteered at a preschool and library 
while living in Florida.

In 2007, she moved back up north and lived with her sister, Anna May in Springfield, 
Ohio where she was active in Faith in Christ Lutheran Church. They had made a 
pact as kids that if they were both ever widowed they'd live together. They honored 
that pact. She moved back to live with Ann Louise after Anna May died in 2010.

One of her favorite phrases was "I'm where I'm supposed to be right now".

She is in her new home in heaven, "where she is supposed to be right now!"

Friends may call from 2:00-3:00 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Jerusalem 
Lutheran Church, Columbiana.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the church 
with Pastor Dailey officiating.

Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana has been entrusted with the 
arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials may be sent to Jerusalem Lutheran 
Church, 415 South Main Street, Columbiana.

Wednesday November 04, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – William “Bill” Miller, 79, passed away Monday evening, November 3, 
2020 at Shephard of the Valley in Howland. 
Bill was born on August 24, 1941 in Cortland, OH, a son of the late Harry and Leona 
Miller. 
He was a graduate of Cortland High School and became a construction worker, 
retiring from Kirila Contractors. 
In his younger years, he raced late model cars and was an avid NASCAR fan. He 
enjoyed setting up Christmas displays in his yard and was a loving husband, father, 
and grandfather. 
Bill will be deeply missed by his son, Matthew (Lisa) Miller; grandchildren, Alexis 
(Matt) Ferry and A.J. Miller; sister EmmaJean Wollam; and numerous nieces and 
nephews. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia “Kathy” Miller; 
sister Pauline Weant; and brother Lyle Miller. 
A memorial gathering will be held for Bill and Kathy from 12-2:00PM on Sunday 
November 15, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer – Winans Chapel in 
Cortland. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Hospice at 
3743 Boettler Oaks Dr, Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685. The family would like to 
thank Crossroads Hospice for their tireless efforts and dedication to their patients. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday November 04, 2020

Obituary
NILES- William “Bill” Gunther, age 78, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 after a long 
battle with lung cancer. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Walker-Gunther; father Willie Gunther; 
mother Anna Kate Murray and stepfather Elijah Murray. He was also preceded in 
death by his sister, Charlotte Walker, granddaughter Jessica Tyler, and brother 
Ralph Murray. 
William served in the United States Air Force. He was retired from Delphi Packard 
Electric and attended Howland High School. His ultimate pass time was playing 
tennis. 
William leaves behind two children, Kimberly (Kevin) Foy and William Keith 
(Rochelle) Gunther; granddaughters Shaneka and BriAune Gunther; grandson 
Corbin Gunther Foy; great granddaughters Peyton Rogers-Gunther and Kashmire 
Perry. He also leaves his siters Wanda Richardson, Diane (Dennis) Franklin, and 
Tracy Murray as well as many other family and friends. 
Per William’s request no services will be held. 
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the 
faith.”

Wednesday November 04, 2020

Obituary
Harry H. Hoskins, age 83, formerly of Warren, passed away peacefully on Monday, 
November 2, 2020, following a declining period of health.

Born September 20, 1937 in Farrell, PA; he was the son of William and Mary 
(Guthrie) Hoskins.

Harry proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a graduate of Hiram 
College; and retired from Packard Electric where he worked as a General 
Supervisor of Personnel and Manufacturing.  He served as a board member for 
“Someplace Safe” in Warren; he was a member of Champion Kiwanis, Old Eire 
Lodge #3, F & AM; he was an avid golfer, and enjoyed reading.  Harry received the 
“Gift of Life” through a heart transplant in 1993, which extended his life another 27 
years; in appreciation, he volunteered many hours at Lifebanc, where he shared his 
story with many audiences over the years.

Survivors include his children: Theresa “Terri” (Gene) White and Garry (Carrie) 
Hoskins, with whom he made his home; six grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren; sisters: Nancy Myers, Mary Bartlett, and Janet Gerasmic.

Besides his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Geraldine 
“Gerry” in 2009; son Jeff in 2012; granddaughter, Bethany White; three brothers and 
a sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Louisville Baptist Temple, 6565 Columbus 
Rd., Louisville, Ohio 44641, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00PM where 
friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  A private burial service will 
take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

Memorials may be made to Someplace Safe, 1370 Tod Ave NW, Warren, Ohio 
44485.

Tuesday November 03, 2020

Obituary
James T. Shamrock, Sr., age 79 of Cortland, Ohio, died on Monday morning, 
November 2, 2020 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren. 
James was born in Fairmont, WV, the son of the late John Steve and Mary Ann 
Jurasko Shamrock. 
Jim was a graduate of Monongah High School in West Virginia and worked for 26 
years and retired from Van Huffel Tube as a welder helper. 
Mr. Shamrock enjoyed traveling, fishing and hunting and was a huge Pittsburgh 
Steeler and Pirates fan. 
Other than his parents, James is preceded in death by his wife, the former Judy 
Carol Rose, whom he married on February 14, 1988; siblings, John and Joseph 
Shamrock and Cecelia Eller. 
Survivors include two sons, James T. Shamrock, Jr. of Cortland, and John J. 
Shamrock of Niles, and Alan Shamrock of Niles; one step-son, Jason W. Fowler of 
Hartford; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; three siblings, Paul 
(Marlene) Shamrock of Mecca, Julius “Mike” Shamrock of Bazetta, and Christine 
(Charles) Henning of Abilene, TX; and many nieces and nephews. 
Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 11-1:00PM on Friday 
November 6, 2020 at Lane Funeral Homes Shafer – Winans Chapel located at 164 
North High Street in Cortland with funeral services to follow at 1:00PM. 
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta Twp., Ohio. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare 
League, 545 Brunstetter Road SW, Warren, Ohio 44481. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday November 03, 2020

Obituary
Karen Sue Brandonisio, age 67, passed away peacefully at her home on October 
29, 2020.

She was born in Alliance, Ohio on July 25, 1953 to Lee E and Sylvia M. (Syme) 
Croley. Karen was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of over 30 years, Ronald 
Brandonisio; her mother, Sylvia M. (Syme) Croley; her daughters, Rae Ann (Harry) 
Croley Thomas, Tina (Joe) Minich Dickson; sisters, Maxine (Robert) Croley 
McIlvain, Melissa (Gary) Croley Simone of New Jersey, Dianna (Greg) Croley 
Greenamayer of Florida; brother, Dwight (Janice) Croley; stepson, Rob Brandonisio 
(Melania Lewis) of Englewood, Ohio; grandchildren, Lindsay (Thomas) (Tye) 
Lauener of Louisville, Bradley (Shanda) Thomas, Kaylyn Yost, Kyle Yost, Destiny 
(Jake) Brandonisio Gearhart, Desirae (Josh) Brandonisio Vandam, Devin 
Brandonisio and Delani Brandonisio.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sam and Bessie Croley and 
Lester and Lora Syme; her father, Lee E. Croley; and brothers, Darryl Croley and 
Larry (Sandy) Croley.

A private family service will be held.

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

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
Warren - Donna Ruth Hagerty-Downs Lott, 89 passed away Thursday, October 29, 
2020 in the emergency room of Trumbull Memorial Hospital. 
She was born on June 25, 1931 in Warren, the daughter of the late Calvin and 
Lucille Hagerty. 
She graduated from Howland High School in 1949. 
She married the first love of her life, Hal R. Downs on June 17, 1950. She was a 
devoted and loving wife and mother. The couple shared two children, Timothy R. 
Downs (Wendy) and Patti L. Elston. She adored her grandchildren, Kimberlee R. 
Lytle (Jeff), Kelli R. Olesky (Mike), William T. Elston, and Devon E. Downs, and 
great-grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Lytle, and Michael Olesky. 
After many years as an executive secretary she retired from the Federal Land Bank 
to spend time with her family. Donna loved square dancing with Hal, crafting and 
sewing, reading, and Sunday dinners with her family. She enjoyed her monthly 
lunches with the girls from her graduating class and monthly dinners with a close 
group of family and friends. Donna was a member of Howland United Methodist 
Church. 
On May 23, 1998 she married the second love of her life, Robert A. Lott. Bob 
brought to the marriage his children, Robert Lott Jr, Vicki Hakala, Jeffrey Lott, and 
Elizabeth Charles, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donna 
and Bob were devoted volunteers of Trumbull County Mobile Meals for 15 years. 
She and Bob enjoyed traveling and have especially fond memories of their trip to 
Alaska. 
In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by her 
sister Linda. 
She lived a life full of love and laughter and was truly the matriarch of her family, 
which she made sure they knew.
Private memorial services will be held at Howland United Methodist Church on 
Thursday, November 12 at 6 p.m. Friends may pay their respects 1 hour prior. Face 
masks will be required inside the church, and the family asks that you please 
practice social distancing. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Howland United 
Methodist Church and Trumbull County Mobile Meals.

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
Peter “Petey” N. Petridis, 32, of Austintown, passed away Friday at his residence in 
Boardman after a short illness. 
Born July 10, 1988 in Youngstown, Ohio, Petey was the son of Peter Petridis and 
the late Patricia Whittington Petridis. 
Petey was a 2007 graduate of Austintown Fitch Hitch School. He was proud to be a 
“Service Champion” at Taco Bell, and was adored by both the staff and customers. 
Petey was very much loved by everyone he encountered, and made an impact on 
everyone who knew him. He enjoyed working out at Planet Fitness, and was an avid 
Steelers and WWE fan. 
Beside his father, he leaves to cherish his memory his brother Thomas (Kim) 
Petridis, his sister Christine (Chris) Pezzuolo, his nephews Thomas and Mason 
Petridis and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia. 
A private service will be held, and he will be laid to rest next to his mother at Todd 
Homestead Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the 
American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Valley.

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
Carol Ann Blackstone, age 68 of Alliance passed peacefully at 12:08 a.m. Friday, 
October 30, 2020 at Aultman Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1952 in Clymer, Pennsylvania to Silvio and Ann (Zanot) 
Chiodini.

A graduate of Penns Manor High School and graduate of Edinboro College, Carol 
taught English at Alliance High School for 30 years.  She was an active and devoted 
member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Carol was a lifetime member of both the 
Ohio and National Teacher’s Associations.

While at Alliance High School, Mrs. Blackstone not only taught her students, but 
nurtured and mothered them, treating them as if they were her own.

Carol had many loves in her life, poetry, music, nature, the Cleveland Indians, the 
Pittsburg Steelers, all animals, but especially her cats, including her current kitty, 
Jakey.

She will be forever loved and missed by her greatest love, her husband Mark, who 
she always danced with to their song, “Have I told you lately that I love you?” Mark 
and Carol were together for 34 years, and married July 10, 1999. Other family 
members who will miss her include her brother Jimmy (Betty Jo) Chiodini, step-son 
Scott (Dawn) Wayt, her loving granddaughter, Madi, nephew Tim, and niece, Gina, 
as well as many friends who will miss her dearly.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her nephew, Chris, her Aunt Rose 
Watterson, and special family friend, Oda Sgricca.

A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 
5th at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial Contributions in Carol’s memory may be made to any animal shelter or 
animal rescue.

Carol’s gift of organ and tissue donation through Lifebanc is just another 
demonstration of her thoughtfulness and consideration for others, as she selflessly 
gave the Gift of Life.

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

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
Michael Post, 59, of Canton, died at 8:39 AM on October 15, 2020, at Grant Medical 
Center in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born on August 10, 1961, in Tuscon, Arizona, to Roy Ellsworth and Dorothy 
Jane (Hardman) Post.

Arrangements are pending at this time.

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Beverly A. (Brown) Berger, 63, passed Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 
Salem West Healthcare Center. She was born October 8, 1957 in Salem, daughter 
of the late Donald C. and Betty (Schnoebelen) Brown.

Beverly was a graduate of South Range High School, attended YSU for two years 
and graduated from Kent State University in 1984 with an Associate degree in 
business. She was part owner of Graphic Touch for 30 years, retiring in 2019. 
Beverly attended Greenford Christian Church.

Survivors include her aunt and uncle, Roy and Judy Brown and aunt, Grace Brown.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor John Bush officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00-
11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. For the safety of the family, please adhere to social 
distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
William Mark Thomas III, 65, died at 5:09 PM on October 22, 2020, at Akron City 
Hospital/Summa Health.

 

He was born on July 6, 1955, in Salem, Ohio, to the late William Mark Jr and Goldie 
Louise (Baker) Thomas.

Monday November 02, 2020

Obituary
 Patricia A. (Koch) Schlundt, 80, of Salem, died at 6:42 AM, Wednesday, October 
28, 2020, at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Campus.

She was born on March 24, 1940, in Pasadena, California, to the late Edward John 
and Helen Mary (Mulvihill) Kochnowski.

After graduating High School, Patricia attended Architect College for two years. On 
June 27, 1959, she married her late husband of 61 years, Emil Carl John Schlundt. 
She was a homemaker and an avid artist, enjoying drawing and painting in her 
spare time. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, and raising her children, and 
helping to raise her grandchildren.

She is survived by her seven children; Mary (Karl-significant) Ryan of Washington, 
John Schlundt, Bob Schlundt, and Thomas (Amy) Schlundt, Barbara (Michael) 
Friday all of Oregon, Terrie (Randy) Marshall of East Palestine, and Jan (Sean) 
Knapp of Arizona, sixteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two grandchildren.

Private family Calling Hours and Funeral will be held at the funeral home with the 
burial immediately following in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, 
Ohio.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

Sunday November 01, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Dorothy Irene (Fails) Coccia, 79, passed away Saturday, October 31, 
2020 at the Truman House Community Hospice in New Philadelphia. She was born 
February 20, 1941 in Salem, daughter of the late Donald Dean and Irene 
(McLaughlin) Fails.

Dorothy was a 1959 graduate of Salem High School and received her bachelor’s 
degree in education at Kent State University. She was a member of the Red Hat 
Society of Salem, Salem Music Club and the Buckeye Bunch. Dorothy retired from 
the Salem School systems, where she taught third grade. She was a member of St. 
Paul Catholic Church.

Her husband, Louis Coccia, Jr., whom she married February 4, 1960 preceded her 
in death January 31, 1997.

Survivors include four sons, Louis III (Amy) Coccia of Pataskala, Joseph Lee 
(Nancy) Coccia of Sebring, Geoffrey Coccia of Salem and Chris Coccia of 
Jamestown; six grandchildren, Lauren, Logan, Leah, Rebecca, David and Austin 
and a great granddaughter, Gracie.

Besides her parents and husband, a sister, Sharon McNulty and two grandchildren, 
Louis Charles and Ethan Tyler also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. No calling hours will 
be held. For the safety of the Coccia family, please adhere to social distancing and 
bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lunch Buffet, 635 E. State St., 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 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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.

Sunday November 01, 2020

Obituary
Howard W. Merritt Sr., 92 of Youngstown passed away of natural causes early 
Friday morning, October 30, 2020 at his assisted living residence, The Inn at 
Christine Valley. Howard was born March 3, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of the late 
Rose (Mick) and Wesley Merritt. 
He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Christ Church Presbyterian. The 
majority of his working years were spent in the highway construction industry 
primarily involved in asphalt production. He was a proud member of Operating 
Engineers Local #66 and worked in supervision for City Asphalt and Paving 
Company for many years. 
Howard volunteered his time to Camp Stambaugh earning the organization’s 
prestigious Silver Beaver award. He belonged to Wick Lodge #481 and Scottish Rite 
Valley of Youngstown and was an active member of the Youngstown Shrine Club 
and was a member of the club’s transportation team. He was also an honorary 
member of the Kentucky Colonels but most important to Howard was his role as 
husband, father and grandfather. 
He leaves a son Howard (Shirley) Merritt Jr. of Canfield; two daughters, Diane Sveth 
of Canfield, Nancy Martauz of Boardman; six grandchildren, Michael (Gretchen) 
Merritt of Canfield, Matthew (Jing) Merritt of Beijing, China, Megan Merritt of 
Cleveland, Anthony Sveth of Austintown, Tara (Jeff) Liebowitz of Brooklyn, NY, 
Lauren Martauz (fiancé Maxx Guerreri) of Boardman; and six great-grandchildren, 
Riley Merritt, Haydyn Merritt, Matthew Merritt, Sophia Merritt and Audrey Liebowitz, 
and Aidan Merritt. 
Besides his parents, Howard was preceded in death by “his bride” of 68 years Doris, 
a son, James Merritt; his in- laws Thelma and Harry McClain, an infant twin brother 
James, an older brother Wesley Merritt and a son-in-law Michael Martauz. 
A private family service will be held November 3rd with internment at Lake Park 
Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions 
to the Youngstown Shrine Club’s children’s hospital fund, P.O. Box 302, North Lima, 
OH 44452. 
Arrangements are being handled by Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. 
The family would like to thank the staff at the Inn at Christine Valley for the loving 
care provided to Howard during his residence there as well as the staff of 
Crossroads Hospice for their care.

Sunday November 01, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Cody Farrell Fessler, 30, passed away on Tuesday October 27, 2020 after 
his battle with addiction.
Cody was born on July 9, 1990 in Warren, OH, the son of John Fessler and 
Katherine Kell. Cody graduated from Lordstown High School and Trumbull Career & 
Technical Center with his focus on carpentry. 
Cody loved to do so many things. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, 
snowboarding, riding his motorcycle, and hiking, especially at Nelson Ledges. Cody 
loved all animals, but his dog Zoey had his heart. He liked to play games on his 
computer, listen to music, and play his bass guitar. Cody was a particular man, 
specifically when it came to grammar and lawn care. He was an active member in 
Howland Community Church Youth Group while growing up and he had also been 
an active member of the recovery community prior to losing his battle against 
addiction. 
Cody was stubborn, but he had the kindest heart and cared for so many people. He 
was a great friend and will be missed by many. 
Cody will be missed by his mother, Katherine; his brothers Bill McConahy (Coty 
Bovard), Todd McConahy, and Tracy Fessler; his aunt Molly Kell; the recovery 
community; and many other friends. 
Cody is preceded in death by his father; both his paternal and maternal 
grandparents; his uncle Glenn Kell; and his aunt Melinda Kell. 
Visitation for Cody will be held on Saturday November 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, where a funeral service 
will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Foster Living, 2925 Youngstown Rd SE, 
Warren, OH 44484 and Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Rd SE 
#2427, Warren, OH 44484. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.

Sunday November 01, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Cody Farrell Fessler, 30, passed away on Tuesday October 27, 2020 after 
his battle with addiction.
Cody was born on July 9, 1990 in Warren, OH, the son of John Fessler and 
Katherine Kell. Cody graduated from Lordstown High School and Trumbull Career & 
Technical Center with his focus on carpentry. 
Cody loved to do so many things. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, 
snowboarding, riding his motorcycle, and hiking, especially at Nelson Ledges. Cody 
loved all animals, but his dog Zoey had his heart. He liked to play games on his 
computer, listen to music, and play his bass guitar. Cody was a particular man, 
specifically when it came to grammar and lawn care. He was an active member in 
Howland Community Church Youth Group while growing up and he had also been 
an active member of the recovery community prior to losing his battle against 
addiction. 
Cody was stubborn, but he had the kindest heart and cared for so many people. He 
was a great friend and will be missed by many. 
Cody will be missed by his mother, Katherine; his brothers Bill McConahy (Coty 
Bovard), Todd McConahy, and Tracy Fessler; his aunt Molly Kell; the recovery 
community; and many other friends. 
Cody is preceded in death by his father; both his paternal and maternal 
grandparents; his uncle Glenn Kell; and his aunt Melinda Kell. 
Visitation for Cody will be held on Saturday November 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, where a funeral service 
will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Foster Living, 2925 Youngstown Rd SE, 
Warren, OH 44484 and Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Rd SE 
#2427, Warren, OH 44484. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.

Sunday November 01, 2020

Obituary
MASURY- Edna Lanore Taylor, age 78, died Friday, October 30, 2020 at Adison 
Healthcare Center in Masury.
Edna was born September 13, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Elsie 
(Rettig) Malyuk and Charles Rettig. 
Edna graduated from East High School (Cleveland) in June 1961. 
Edna married George Taylor on June 26, 1964 and was married 53 years before his 
passing in 2017. 
She is survived by four children, Barbara and Becky Taylor of Youngstown, and 
George, Jr. and Laura (Richard) Mizicko of Vienna, Ohio. 
Besides her husband, Edna is preceded in death by her parents. 
The funeral service will be at Noon on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Rd. in Brookfield with Pastor 
Alan McCracken, officiant; friends may call one hour (11AM-12PM) prior to the 
funeral service. Social distancing will be observed and face mask required. 
Interment in Dugan Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare 
League of Vienna, Ohio 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Edna’s 
family.

Sunday November 01, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Dorothy Irene (Fails) Coccia, 79, passed away Saturday, October 31, 
2020 at the Truman House Community Hospice in New Philadelphia. She was born 
February 20, 1941 in Salem, daughter of the late Donald Dean and Irene 
(McLaughlin) Fails.

Dorothy was a 1959 graduate of Salem High School and received her bachelor’s 
degree in education at Kent State University. She was a member of the Red Hat 
Society of Salem, Salem Music Club and the Buckeye Bunch. Dorothy retired from 
the Salem School systems, where she taught third grade. She was a member of St. 
Paul Catholic Church.

Her husband, Louis Coccia, Jr., whom she married February 4, 1960 preceded her 
in death January 31, 1997.

Survivors include four sons, Louis III (Amy) Coccia of Pataskala, Joseph Lee 
(Nancy) Coccia of Sebring, Geoffrey Coccia of Salem and Chris Coccia of 
Jamestown; six grandchildren, Lauren, Logan, Leah, Rebecca, David and Austin 
and a great granddaughter, Gracie.

Besides her parents and husband, a sister, Sharon McNulty and two grandchildren, 
Louis Charles and Ethan Tyler also preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. No calling hours will 
be held. For the safety of the Coccia family, please adhere to social distancing and 
bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lunch Buffet, 635 E. State St., 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 
church to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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 Dorothy’s obituary, send flowers send condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday October 31, 2020

Obituary
 

SALEM – Timothy S. Davis, 65, died Friday, October 30, 2020 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. He was born March 29, 1955 in Salem, son of the late Wilmer and 
Margaret (Scott) Davis.

Timothy was a graduate of Salem High School. He worked at Edward R. Hart Co. as 
a truck driver and in a warehouse for 20 years. He was a car enthusiast and loved 
spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn (Zimmerman) whom he married February 12, 
1977; two sons, Tom VanHorn of Salem and Shane Davis of Alliance; two sisters, 
Sandy Bloor of Leetonia and Peggy (Ron) Clingerman of Salem; two brothers, 
Richard (Judy) Davis and Dennis (Ruth) Davis, both of Salem; grandchildren, Zach 
VanHorn, Josh VanHorn, Kayla VanHorn, Kaiden Blair, Zoie Davis, Brandon 
VanHorn, Sophie Davis and Libbie Davis and four great grandchildren, Tiara, 
Dominick, Addilyn and Gunner VanHorn.

Besides his parents, a son, Bradley VanHorn and sister, Mary Clarkson also 
preceded him in death.

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 Timothy’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday October 31, 2020

Obituary
ROCHESTER, NY – Brad Kenneth Pittman, 43, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 
Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He was born June 24, 1977 in 
Salem, Ohio, son of Kenneth Pittman and Bonnie (Tullis) Pittman.

Brad liked to draw, fix electronics, and build Legos.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Pittman of Salem; father, Kenneth (Gloria) 
Pittman of Salem; sister, Melissa Zandt of Massillon; brothers, Jason Pittman, 
Robert (Kayla) Pittman and Tyler Pittman, all of Salem; and nephew, Daniel Pittman.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Calling hours will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral 
home. For the safety of the Pittman family, please adhere to social distancing and 
bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made c/o 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Friday October 30, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBIANA-Josephine T. Richter, 99, formerly of Canfield, passed away early 
Wednesday morning, October 28, 2020 at Whispering Pines Village in Columbiana. 
She was born August 27, 1921 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Silvia 
(DeAscentis) Torquati. Josephine was a Home-maker and had been a Registered 
Nurse with both North and Southside Hospitals with the Youngstown Hospital 
Association. She was a 1939 graduate of Youngstown Chaney High School and 
graduated from the Youngstown Hospital Association School of Nursing in 1942. 
Josephine was a member of Canfield United Presbyterian Church and enjoyed 
Aerobics. Her husband of 62 years, G. William Richter, Sr., whom she married July 
11, 1951, died August 7, 2013. Josephine is survived by her son, Dr. G. William 
(Lori) Richter, Jr. of Canfield; her daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Bennett of Columbus 
and Roben (Mike) Volosin of Charleston, SC; her sister, Ida J. Torquati of Colorado 
Springs, CO; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and 
husband, Josephine was preceded in death by her brother, Salvatore Torquati. 
There will be a Memorial Service at a later date. Arrangements are by the Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Friday October 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Janet Joy Kale Schmidt, 79, died on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 
Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. She was born on September 21, 1941, in Salem, 
Ohio, to Clyde W. Kale and Virginia Pasco.

Jan “Joy” to family and friends—was truly a joy to know, and she shared her 
infectious smile with everyone she met!

In addition to living in Galion and Columbus, Ohio, she lived in California, Texas, 
Florida, and Oregon before returning to her beloved Salem, where she lived for a 
total of 68 years throughout her life.

She loved her family deeply; she thought friends were essential to a fun-filled life; 
she believed pets should be treated as family members; and she considered her 
faith to be all-important.

Rated high on her list of favorite things were books (she often talked about setting 
up her own Dewey Decimal system) and cooking, especially her Aunt Jo’s handed-
down recipes (pasta fagioli, anyone?).

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and served as secretary of the 
Salem Seniors. She was a member of the Salem Historical Society, had been a 
member of the Salem branch of LCBA, and had participated in the Salem 
Community Pantry.

She worked for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper.

She is survived by her son, John S. Taylor Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Kris and 
Craig Patenaude; grandsons, Justin and Ryan Taylor; sisters, Karen (Hiro) 
Nakayama, Patricia Ridenour, Dianne (Mark) Stillion, and Pamela (Ron) 
Christofferson; and brothers, Earl John (Sandy) Stokes, Gerald (Cleo) Kale, 
Thomas (Kristy) Kale, and Joseph (Charlene) Kale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry and twin daughters, Patty Jayne 
and Peggy Jo Taylor.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at 
Grandview Cemetery. The service will be held outside at the gravesite, and all are 
welcome. For the safety of the Schmidt family, please adhere to social distancing 
and bring your own mask.

Her children are planning a celebration of life to be held later when larger groups 
can be held safely.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1089 E. 
State St., Salem, OH 44460 or Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range 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 and taken to 
the cemetery to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

Friday October 30, 2020

Obituary
Mary Louise Toussant, age 84, passed away peacefully at Community Care Center 
on October 27, 2020.

She was born on March 4th, 1936 to Ward R. and Gladys (Quick) Smith. 

Mary graduated from Alliance High School in 1954. She was a former employee of 
Jarman Printing. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Church in Maximo.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Terry of Maximo and Tracy (Ellen) 
Toussant of Hartville; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great 
grandchildren; brother, William Smith’ and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Toussant, whom 
she married June 9th 1955; her son, Audie Toussant; a sister, Wilma Rex; and a 
brother, Richard Smith.

A funeral service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Maximo on Tuesday 
November 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Monday from 5-7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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 October 30, 2020

Obituary
Salem - Daniel Sheller Kurtz, age 59, of Salem, died on Thursday, October 29, 2020 
at Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 10, 1961 in Salem, son of Edgar and Lola Ann Sheller Kurtz.

Daniel was an animal nutritionist, he enjoyed spending time on the family farm and 
was part founder/ owner of Cows Come First. He was a member of the Leetonia 
Mennonite Church, where he dominated in the church softball league. Daniel was 
an avid sports fan, he enjoyed all Ohio sports, especially Ohio State and the 
Cleveland Browns football. He was a diehard South Range Raider football fan, even 
years after his sons played. Daniel enjoyed being with his family, spending time at 
Kentucky Lake and his dream house in Mexico, where he enjoyed watching the 
ocean.

Daniel is survived by His wife, Priscilla Thompson Kurtz, whom he married on 
March 26, 1988, daughter, Britney (Josh) Baird of Salem; two sons, Dalton (Devin) 
Kurtz of Bluffton, SC and Cody Kurtz of Salem; his father Edgar Kurtz of Salem; two 
sisters, Sherri (Dean) Goodwin of Charleston, SC and Linda (Mark) Witmer of 
Columbiana and many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his mother Lola Ann Kurtz.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 
pm and again on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am all at the 
Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social 
distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks will be required.

A private funeral ceremony will be held at the Leetonia Mennonite Church with 
pastor Phil Slabaugh officiating.

Burial will take place at Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association 
Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131.

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

Friday October 30, 2020

Obituary
Dale Rapp, age 83, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully in his home on 
Thursday, October 29, 2020. He was born December 12, 1936 in Wakefield, OH to 
the late William Thomas and Elva Estelle (Herbert) Rapp. Dale was retired from the 
Timken Co, after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Louisville F.O.E, the 
United Steel Workers Union and he was an avid outdoorsman.

Dale is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nyda (Noftsinger) Rapp; two daughters, 
Kelly (Kenny) Pape, Michelle Allour; two sons, William “BJ” (Laura) Rapp, Tim 
Rapp; a sister, Linda Pase; a brother, Dean Rapp; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.

Funeral services (with masks and social distancing) will be 11am Tuesday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home. Calling hours will be 6-8pm Monday evening at the funeral 
home. F.O.E. services will be 5:30pm Monday evening at the funeral home. Dale will 
be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for 
the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home   

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
New Springfield - Glenn C. Newcomer, age 92, of New Springfield, died on 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born on November 12, 1927 in Unity, OH, son of the late Lyman and Buhla 
Whitmore Newcomer.

Glenn had worked as a Carpenter with Stitle and Barns Construction. He served in 
the U.S. Navy and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Deloris Sansenbaugher Newcomer, whom he married 
on October 20, 1951, daughter, Debbie (Glenn) Payne of Canton; son, Larry (Joyce) 
Newcomer of Hudson, CO; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Ulbrich.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:00 
am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Jon George officiating. Due 
to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks 
will be required.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 2427 
Columbiana Road, New Springfield, OH 44443

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary

 

SALEM – Robert Allen Schmid, Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1950 in Salem, son of 
the late Harry and Hazel (Cope) Schmid.

Robert was a machine shop foreman for Haltec Corporation for 29 years. He was a 
member of the Salem Eagles and VFW Post 892 and he enjoyed bowling and four-
wheeling.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Libert Schmid whom he married August 15, 2020; 
son, Robert Schmid, Jr. and his long-time girlfriend Misty Kent of Ostrander; 
daughter, Elizabeth (Brad) Keefer of Washington, PA; two stepdaughters, Shannon 
Boyce  and Jessica Libert, both of Lisbon.

Besides his parents, a sister, Sally Hall also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Edward McGarry officiating. For the safety of the Schmid family, 
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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – Lenida Lucille “Nide” Cottrell, 95, passed away at home on Tuesday 
October 27, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. 
Nide was born on April 19, 1925 in Winifrede, WV, the daughter of Edward and 
Carrie (Morgan) Green. On October 12, 1947 she married the love of her life Clifton 
Cottrell and they shared 34 wonderful years together before Clifton’s passing in 
September of 1982. 
Nide had attended Hartford Community Church. 
There were many things that Nide loved to do. She absolutely loved to cook, dance, 
and sing country songs or hymns. She enjoyed her extensive collection of ceramic 
pigs that she often received as gifts from family and friends. Nide took pride in her 
skills at playing Jacks; no one could beat her. There was nothing that Nide loved 
more than her family. She cherished every moment she spent with her daughter, 
grandson and step-grandchildren. 
Nide will be missed by her daughter, Vickie; her grandson William Clifton Feigert; 
her step-grandchildren Paul (Melissa) Wallace Jr. and Natalie Wallace; her step-
great-grandchildren Niza, Luciana, and Audriana; her niece Gilda Harris; her 
nephews Roger Cottrell, Ray Cottrell and Jacob Riley; her good friend Judy Stinson, 
who was like a second daughter to her; her grand dog Tikey; and many other family 
and friends. 
Besides her parents and her husband, Nide is preceded in death by her son Allen 
Ray; her nine siblings; and her two sons-in-law William Feigert and Paul Wallace Sr. 
Visitation for Nide will be held on Monday November 2, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 
1:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, Brookfield where a funeral 
service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. 
The family wanted to send a special thank you to Nide’s terrific caregivers, Sara 
Decicco, Heather Kornas, Nicole White and her hospice nurse Heather for 
everything that they have done. They also wanted to thank Nide’s good friend and 
beautician Bernie Ritenour for making her beautiful for so many years. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
Margaret E. Gault, 92, of Austintown, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born June 29, 1928 in Youngstown, Margaret was the daughter of William and 
Marie (Wilson) Treharn. 
Prior to her retirement in 1988, Margaret worked as a Coiler for more than 35 years 
at General Electric. She was a former treasurer of the Ladies Real Estate Board and 
a former member of the American Legion #737 in Lake Milton. She enjoyed 
traveling and shopping. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Mary Hutchison and several nieces 
and nephews. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers; Clyde, 
Robert, Alfred, James, Herman, Raymond, Joseph, and William and her sisters; 
Jennie Fly and Jane Watters 
A Private service was held and Margaret was laid to rest at Brunstetter Cemetery.

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
Jill R. Roosa, age 67, of Atwater, passed away at her home Monday, October 26, 
2020.

She was born December 6, 1952 in Alliance, Ohio to William and June (Dilly) 
Ganslein.

Jill will be forever loved and missed by many, but especially her daughter, Katie 
Roosa, sister, Tracy Ganslein Taylor, sister-in-law Karen Shiina, nephew Ronald 
Ganslein and niece Michelle Ganslein.

She was preceded by her parents, her husband, Reggie Roosa and brother, Ronald 
Ganslein.

A Celebration to honor Jill will be held on Sunday November 15th at the Roma 
Society from 2-6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, to be used for their discretion.

Arrangements are with Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Donald D. Kyser, age 85, of Columbiana, died on Wednesday, 
October 28, 2020 at his home in Columbiana.

He was born on March 6, 1935 in Fairfield Township, son of the late Glen and 
Thelma Renkenberger Kyser.

Donald served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1955 to 1957 and worked as a 
shop foreman for Lincoln Machine Co. for 43 years, retiring in 2002. He was well 
known throughout the area for his 1966 Mustangs, John Deer Tractors and 
Cushman Scooters, all of which he restored personally, paying meticulous attention 
to detail. Don attended hundreds of car, tractor and scooter shows throughout his 
life, often coming home with “best in show” trophies. Don was extremely proud of 
his four grandsons, attending all sporting events throughout school and making sure 
they were well taken care of.

His wife, Ann E. McCullough Kyser, whom he married in Angloa, IN, on June 10, 
1957, preceded him in death on, October 9, 2019.

Donald is survived by his four grandsons, Daniel Kyser of Kennsington, Dennis 
(Tess) Kyser of Salem, Brandenn (Jayme) Keylor of Cornersburg and Nate 
(Delaney) Keylor of Columbiana and three great granddaughters, Madison, Lenna, 
Scarlett Kyser.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Kyser; a son, Donald "Butch" 
Kyser and a brother, Harold Kyser.

Services for friends and family will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 10:00 
am at the Columbiana Cemetery Chapel, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating. Due 
to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks 
will be required.

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

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
John Louis Priselac, age 92, of Alliance, passed away at his home at 8:35 a.m. 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

He was born June 18, 1928 in Alliance, Ohio to Josip and Kata (Yagusich) Priselac.

John graduated from Alliance High School and Coyne Electrical School in Chicago 
Illinois.

He was employed as a television technician with Zenith from 1955 – 1993.

John served with the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper from 1949 – 1951, including a tour 
of duty in Korea.

A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, John was a member of the C.C. 
Weybrecht American Legion Post 166, in Alliance, the Reed Miller V.F.W. Post 3297 
in Delaware, Ohio, the Korean War Veteran Chapter 138 in Akron, Ohio, the 
Rakkasans 187th Airborne Buckeye Chapter.

John was also a member of the Canton Senior Golf League for eighteen years, and 
served on the board of directors. He also enjoyed helping with bingo at the 
American Legion.

He will be loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Diana (Peloso) 
Priselac, whom he married January 16, 1955, sisters, Mary Binion of Beloit, and 
Margaret Beardsley of Cameron Park, California, brothers, Edward (Sidney) 
Priselac of Merrett Island, Florida, and Albert (Judy) Priselac of Friendswood, Texas; 
and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, four infant sons, and siblings, Steve, 
Anne, Joseph, George Priselac, and Barbara Scovil, niece, Teresa Ann Priselac, 
and nephew, Carson Bonar.

Services will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Tuesday 
November 3 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Ohio 
Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Aultman/Alliance Hospice.

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

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Nikita Smith age 72 passed away Wednesday October 28 at Aultman Alliance 
Hospital. She was born May 19, 1948 to the late George W. Smith and the late 
Dorthea L (Russell) Smith. In addition to her Parents she was preceded in death by 
a Sister; Shirley Clark, and a Brother; William Smith. She is survived by her loving 
Nieces and Nephews; Michael Smith, Andrea Gillespie, and Larry Seabolt, 12 
Great- Nieces and Nephews, and many extended family and friends. Nikita worked 
as a manager at Fashion Bug in Alliance for many years. She enjoyed all types of 
shopping including garage sailing and frequenting thrift stores. In her spare time she 
also enjoyed reading, camping, crafts, and baking. Her favorite thing to bake was 
zucchini bread. Per her request cremation will take place and no public 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.

Thursday October 29, 2020

Obituary
William H. Bossert, a lifetime resident of Alliance, passed away peacefully at Stone 
Creek Assisted Living of Alliance on October 27, 2020. He was 93 years old.

He was born on June 10, 1927 to Lloyd and Barbara (Nile) Bossert.

William graduated from Alliance High School in 1945. He was a member of First 
United Presbyterian Church since 1963. William was the owner of Bill’s Sinclair, 
Arco and Marathon station. He retired in 1992.

William enjoyed traveling and flying in his Citabria as a private pilot.  He was a 
member of Taylorcraft Flying Club, Experimental Aircraft Association, East Central 
Ohio Pilots Association (past president) and Citabria Club. He flew over 100 Young 
Eagles for EAA for many years and was a member of United Commercial Travelers 
for over 50 years. William was also a lifetime member of the Elks BPOE 467 and 
American Legion Post 166. He was a recipient of “Service in the workplace” by the 
Alliance Rotary Club and also delivered for Meals on Wheels for many years. 
William served in the United States Navy as a motor machinist mate from 1945-
1947 and was on the USS Tenino in the Pacific during WW2.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lois A. (Wafler) Bossert, whom he 
married on September 10, 1949; his son, Gary (Beverly Blanchard) Bossert of Lake 
Suzy, Florida; and a granddaughter, Victoria (Gary) Chernikovich of Alliance.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Gavin Bossert (1991).

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Monday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation prior from 9:30-11:00 a.m.; 
Pastor Jim McCurdy of First United Presbyterian will officiate. Interment at Alliance 
City Cemetery with military honors. The family asks that social distancing guidelines 
be respected and that guests bring their own masks.

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

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Michael J. Sobona, 80, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Salem 
North Healthcare Center. He was born September 15, 1940 in Salem, son of the 
late John J. and Mary Ellen (Zelina) Sobona.

Michael had worked as a guard and Quaker Security for ten years. He was a 
member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1818 and Salem 
Slovak Club.

Besides his parents, a brother, Joseph Harvith also preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be 
held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Stark Memorial. For the safety of the Sobona 
family, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knight of Columbus 
Council 1818, P.O. Box 803, 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Obituary
Peter Karsti II, 87, of Youngstown passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at his 
home. 
Peter was born July 6, 1933, the son of Peter and Katharina Bohm Karsti in 
Waltersdorf, Siebenbergen. He married Eva Abrell Karsti on January 12, 1951 and 
the couple came to the United States in 1952 eventually settling in Youngstown. He 
retired from Compco as a press operator. He was a member of the former Honterus 
Lutheran Church where he served on church council and for many years was the 
church sexton. He was currently a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Peter was 
proud of his Saxon heritage and was a forty-year member of the Youngstown Saxon 
Club and one of the founding members of the Saxon Culture Group. He also served 
on the Board of Trustees for the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons. Peter had a love 
of music and in 1967 formed the Eintracht Band and for many years played 
throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also was a founding member of the Saxon 
Brass Band of which he was the director for many years. He leaves his wife Eva, 
with whom he shared 69 years of marriage, his children, Peter Karsti (Mary Kay) of 
Youngstown, Monika Christopher of Bluffton, South Carolina and Avie Ellis (Brian) of 
Bluffton, South Carolina along with his grandchildren, Natalie Karsti, Jennifer Karsti, 
Katie Ziegler (Jason), Gregory Christopher (Amanda) , Grace Christopher, Brandon 
Ellis and Michael Ellis (Carly). Peter’s great-grandchildren include Evelyn Ziegler, 
Connor Ziegler, Clare Ziegler and Bret Ziegler. He also leaves his sisters, Katherina 
Benesch of Alabama, Maria Bachinger of Austintown and Rose Smith (Jack) of Las 
Vegas, Nevada along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 
his parents; his brother, Michael Karsti; sister-in-law, Lucinda Karsti; brother-in-law, 
John Bachinger Sr.; nephew, John Bachinger Jr and brother-in-law, George 
Benesch. 
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with 
visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, Crestview Dr., Boardman, Ohio. 
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Bethel 
Lutheran Church. Due to COVID-19 the family requests masks be worn and 
maintain social distance.

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Craig W. Beachler, 58, passed away at home on Tuesday October 27, 
2020. 
Craig was born on October 10, 1962 in Warren, OH, the son of William and Elenore 
(Anderson) Beachler. He graduated from Mathews High School in 1981 and went on 
to obtain his bachelor’s degree in communications from Ohio University. Craig 
worked at Samuel Strapping Systems in the sales department for many years. 
Craig liked to spend time golfing and was part of a league at Yankee Run Golf 
Course. He enjoyed following Ohio sports teams, especially his favorites, The 
Buckeyes and The Browns. 
Craig will be missed by his sons Jason (Teddi) Beachler and Evan Beachler; his 
grandchildren Jason, Reagan, and Claire Beachler; his siblings Keith (Susan) 
Beachler, William “Chip” (Dawn) Beachler Jr., and Jennifer (Steve) Bennett; his 
companion Renae Lockhart; his best friends Barry Hartman and Dave Plyler; and 
many other family and friends. 
Craig is preceded in death by his parents. 
Visitation for Craig will be held on Saturday October 31, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 
1:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren. Social distancing will be observed at the funeral home. A private family 
graveside service will follow. 
Craig will be laid to rest at Vienna Township Cemetery. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Obituary
Vivian K. Groves, age 65, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at Akron City 
Hospital on October 27, 2020. She was born June 17, 1955 in Canton, Ohio to 
Thomas P. Jaeb and Lou A. (Maple) Jaeb.

Vivian graduated from Marlington High School and received her Cosmetology 
License.

Vivian attended Alliance Christian Center, and loved spending time with her family.

She will be missed by her family, including her sisters, Ann (Thomas) Kraybill, 
Margaret (Dale) Eshelman; and her brother, Thomas A. (JoLynn) Jaeb; and many 
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Paul R. Jaeb.

Vivian’s family will be gathering in private to celebrate and honor her life. Interment 
will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Obituary
Joseph “Joe” M. Sanders, AKA; Ed Norton, of Austintown, passed away Tuesday, 
October 13, 2020, at his residence. 
Born December 24, 1959 in Youngstown, Joe was the son of Francis and Mary 
Nancy (Canale) Sanders. 
Joe was a varsity fullback, wrestler, pole vaulter and 1978 graduate of Jackson 
Milton High School. He was also a graduate of the Mahoning County Joint 
Vocational school where he studied auto mechanics. Following graduation Joe 
enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps. 
Upon his return home from serving his country, he attended classes at Youngstown 
State University and was employed at General Motors in Lordstown. He had a deep 
passion for fast American cars and vintage motorcycles and stayed involved with 
both throughout his life. 
Joe was a lifelong student of the guitar which he often used to entertain Family and 
friends. 
Joe leaves to cherish his memories his four siblings, Mary Rose (Carlton) Lawrence, 
Paul Sanders, Frank (Desiree’) Sanders and Salvatore “Sal” (Mary Ann) Sanders. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00am at First 
Federated Church, 10786 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. Provided the weather is 
appropriate, the service will be held outdoors in the pavilion and those in attendance 
are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. COVID protocols will be upheld to include 
social distancing and wearing masks. If the weather does not permit the use of the 
pavilion, those in attendance are asked to remain in their vehicle for the service.

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Obituary
Lela Irene Mines, age 97, went to her eternal home on October 27th, surrounded by 
the many prayers, love and good wishes of those who loved her. 
Irene was born on January 26, 1923, in Hartford, Ohio, the second daughter of Lela 
Marie and Ralph Miller. 
She grew up on what she referred to as “the farm”, along with her three sisters, 
Virginia, Lois and June. The family would later move to a home on Route 7 in 
Hartford. 
Irene graduated from Hartford High School in 1941. It was at a school dance in 
Howland that Irene met Henry “Hank” Mines and they were later married, in 1945, 
when Hank was home on military leave during World War II. While Hank was away 
for military service, Irene worked a factory job In Warren, helping to build tanks for 
the war effort. She took pride in the service that she was able to provide to her 
country and the independence that she felt as a working woman. 
Irene and Hank made their home in Howland, Ohio, on the Howland-Wilson Road, 
where they raised their four children. Irene was a much loved, devoted mother and 
wife, a home maker, who spent much time gardening, canning, sewing and teaching 
her children about life. Irene taught Sunday school for a number of years at 
Howland United Methodist Church and was active in the Howland United Methodist 
Women’s group. An avid Cleveland sports fan, Irene especially loved watching 
Cleveland Indians baseball. 
Irene is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Hank, who passed away in 
2014. She is survived by Larry (Linda) Mines, Mark (Cindee) Mines, Lora (David) 
Smith, and Martha (Lee) Wolfson. Along with nine grandchildren, Megan Mines 
(Ken Hall), Rebecca Mines (Vince Ubienski), Shannon (Sherri) Mines, Matthew 
(Mary 
Ellen) Mines, Stephen (Angela) Mines, Daniel (Anna) Smith, Amy Smith (Greg 
Hughes), Eric Popovic, Elizabeth Smith; eight greatgrandchildren: Eliana, Cecilia, 
Grady, Holden, Madeline, Aiden, Helaina, and Bradley. Her family will fondly 
remember the tradition of baking Christmas cookies with Irene every holiday 
season. 
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life 
will take place at a later date. Burial will take place at Howland Township Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to TNT Theater, 5883 Youngstown Road, 
Niles Ohio 44446 or a charity of one’s choice. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Irene’s 
family.

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Richard A. Skelding age 57, of Alliance passed away Sunday October 26, 2020 at 
Community Care Center in Alliance. He was born January 6, 1963 to the late 
William Skelding and Dorothy (Smith) Skelding. He was preceded in death by his 
Father; William Skelding, Grandparents; William and Pearl Skelding. He is survived 
by his Mother; Dorothy (Smith) Skelding, Fiancée; Sandra (Adams) Moreland, 
Siblings; Mary (Tom) Park, Bill (Sherry) Skelding, Alice (Keith) Hines, Robert 
(Bonnie) Skelding, Ray (Kim) Skelding, Step-Children; Stacy Morgan, Jennifer 
Moreland, John Moreland, 8 Grandchildren, and his beloved dog Milo. Ricky was 
The Cleveland Brown's number one fan. He also enjoyed; fishing, playing pool, 
chess, dice, darts, corn hole, and gambling on scratch off lottery tickets. He was 
very proud of his time serving in the United States Army and was an excellent 
marksman. He will be missed greatly by his friends and family. Per his request 
cremation will take place and a private memorial service will be held. Friends and 
family may share their online memories and or condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Alma J. (Wines) Nortrup, 90, of Lisbon and previously of Salem passed away at 
Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon on Friday, October 23, 2020. Alma was born on 
February 1, 1930 in East Liverpool to the late Leonard and Josephine (Martin) 
Wines.

Alma is survived by her children Tim (Diana) Grafton, Joseph (Beth) Nortrup, Peggy 
(Dennis) Gorby, Jane (Mark) Hill and Lu-Ann Nortrup; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-
grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death by her brother Robert Wines and sister 
Patricia Williams.

Per Alma's request no services will take place. You may sign the guest register and 
vie w the obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Carolyn Emma Scherer, age 88, passed away peacefully at the House of Loreto on 
October 23, 2020.

She was born in Canton, OH on August 22, 1932 to Lewis H. and Vandalia (Beikert) 
Scherer. Carolyn was a 1951 graduate of McKinley High School and went on to 
graduate from the Aultman Hospital School of Nursing in 1954.  She also attended 
the University of Dayton and graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in in 
Nursing.  Carolyn served her country in the United States Navy  as a nurse for 26 
years.  She earned the rank of Captain and served her country in the Vietnam 
conflict.  Carolyn was stationed in San Diego for most of her career.  Carolyn was a 
lifetime member of the San Diego VFW and also belonged to the Southern 
California Nurse Corps.

Those left to cherish her memory are her nieces, Cheryl Bennet (Donald Potts), 
Karen Black, Melanie Black (Shawn Blackledge) and Carol Black (Johnathan 
Smith); nephew, James Black Jr.; great nieces, Layla Star Harper, Katie Black and 
Madison Black; great-great niece, Taylor Mary Clapper; and Susan Black.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara (James Sr.) Black; 
best friend Alesha Diefenbacher.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Wednesday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Interment at 
Sunset Hills Memory Garden with Navy Honors.

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

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
May K. Kidd, 84 of Sebring passed away at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 25, 2020 
at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring. May was born in Charleston, West Virginia 
on May 10, 1936 the daughter of the late Ellis and Lizzie Blake. She loved going to 
garage sales to find all sorts of things to collect, she also enjoyed embroidery and 
crocheting, but most important to her was taking care of her family. May is survived 
by her husband of 67 years Billy Kidd Sr. whom she married on September 19, 
1953, two children; Nancy Blake and Billy Kidd Jr. 11 Grandchildren and 23 Great 
Grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters; 
Gloria Coldsnow, Janet Scott and 4 sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown funeral home in Sebring with Pastor Randy Payne officiating. A time 
of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 12:30 
Pm to 1:30 PM. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. 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, Sebring, Ohio

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana Jacqueline McDevitt, 67 passed away early Monday morning, October 
26, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mrs. McDevitt was born August 7, 1953, a daughter of the late Harold and Jean 
Gibson Mizell and had lived in this are most of her life.

Jackie had been a dietician at Glenellen Assisted Living and Rehabilitation in North 
Lima.

She is survived by her husband, Gary McDevitt, Sr., whom she married December 
8, 1971; her children, Gary McDevitt, Jr. of Poland, Karie Struble of East Palestine 
and Shane McDevitt of Columbiana; a sister, Libby Jones of Columbiana; five 
grandchildren, Dylan McDevitt, Alexis McDevitt, Freddie Struble, Jacob Struble and 
Breanna Struble; and a great grandson, Malcolm Fegert.

Private family services will be held at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

Public visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine where mask protocol and social 
distancing will be followed.

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Joy White, a lifetime area resident, died on Thursday, October 22, 2020, nearly four 
years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Joy was born on August 2, 1962, 
the daughter of the late James F. Grooms, Sr. and Gwendolyn Pentz Grooms, now 
Gwendolyn Doyle of Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to her mother, Joy is also 
survived by her husband, Attorney Marty White of Warren, and her brother, Jason 
(wife, Robin and children, Emily and Dylan) Grooms who also reside in Las Vegas. 
She was preceded in death by her older brother, James F. Grooms, Jr., survived by 
his beloved Sandy and her children. 
After graduating Champion High School in 1980, Joy worked for four years as an 
aide at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital where she learned valuable life lessons as a 
witness to the resilience and determination of patients facing physical and emotional 
challenges. After Hillside, she joined her father and brother at Artcraft Displays on 
the west side of Warren, eventually becoming its president and the face of the 
company for more than 25 years. While running Artcraft, she commuted to Kent 
State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 
The business of Artcraft included the manufacture of trade show displays, 
commercial signage and graphic design, from which Joy learned advanced 
technique and an appreciation for art, design and visual communication. After the 
company closed, she decided to take classes in the art department at Youngstown 
State University and found her passion as a mixed media artist, graduating summa 
cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She was actively involved in the 
local art community, serving for several years on the board of directors of the 
Trumbull Art Gallery and the SMARTS (Students Motivated by the Arts) Circle and 
she established and served as the first curator for the Thomases Gallery at the 
Jewish Community Center in Youngstown. She was proud to be represented by an 
east coast art gallery and she participated in local art shows. Even throughout her 
battle with cancer, she remained a productive artist, working in her favorite place on 
earth, the art studio at the home she shared with her husband. 
In addition to her accomplishments in business and college and as an artist, Joy’s 
lifetime achievements included serving as the Honored Queen of the local chapter 
of Job’s Daughters when a teenager, her selection as a participant in Leadership 
Warren when in her thirties, and raising funds for the Northeast Ohio Arthritis 
Foundation when she trained for and ran her first and only marathon in Anchorage, 
Alaska at the age of 40. Before her illness, she was an avid long distance cyclist, 
including a century ride (100 miles) that she completed with her husband. 
She had a smile that would light up a room and a kind and generous spirit. She had 
a gift for brining out the best in the people who she touched. Despite its physical toll, 
she managed the hardships of her disease with grace and dignity. She remained an 
inspiration to her friends and family to the end. In her final months, Joy completed a 
19 piece body of art work entitled “The Small Hours” which provides a visual 
expression of her experience with the diagnosis and management of her terminal 
illness. 
Special thanks to Robert Debernardo, M.D. of the Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN 
Oncology Department and the wonderful supporting staff of the Cancer Care Center 
at CCF-Hillcrest where Joy received the majority of her treatment. Special thanks to 
Dr. Lilyana Angelov and her team at CCF-Main Campus. 
Final arrangements will be handled by Lane-Roberts-Clark Funeral Home. At Joy’s 
explicit request, cremation will be taking place and there will be no calling hours or 
funeral service. However, it is anticipated that an art show featuring her final work 
will be scheduled at Youngstown State University at a future date when social 
distancing is no longer a necessity. 
In lieu of flowers, Joy has requested that any material contributions be made to one 
of Joy’s favorite charities: SMARTS, Ohio One Building, 25 East Boardman Street, 
First Floor, Youngstown, Ohio 44503, or the Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute, 
c/o Health Therapy Department, c/o Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, 
Cleveland, Ohio 44193-1655.

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Jack F. “Jonesy” Jones, 85 of Youngstown, died Saturday morning at his residence, 
surrounded by his family. Jack was born June 17, 1935 in Toledo, a son of the late 
Francis and Crystal (Goodwin) Jones and came to this area from Michigan in 1946. 
He graduated from Chaney High School in 1954 and received his Bachelor Degrees 
in Education and Physical Education from Kent State University. He also received 
his Master’s Degree from Westminster College. Jack taught History at Boardman 
High School for over 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was head baseball coach at 
Boardman High school and had also coached football and girl’s softball. He was 
well-loved by his student athletes and still remained in contact with many of them. 
Jack was an avid sports fan and loved his Michigan Wolverines. He was inducted 
into the Chaney Athletic Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He enjoyed golfing with his 
friends and loved to travel; especially his trips to Hawaii, spending time in Myrtle 
Beach and taking cruises. He leaves his wife, the former Donna Marie Thompson 
whom he married August 25, 1956; his children, Terri J. (John) Bragdon of Aynor, 
SC, Ken (Sandy) Jones of Austintown, Cindi Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC and three 
grandchildren, Alyssa Jones, Michael Giannini and Jennifer Lewin. Jack also leaves 
his sister, Florence Barnett of Canfield. Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in 
death by a brother, George Jones; half brother, Ellsworth Jones and a half sister, 
Evelyn Sprott. The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to 
the George Brownlee Scholarship Fund, c/o Josh Zarlenga, Boardman Booster 
Club, P.O. Box 3174, Boardman, OH 44513 or to the Hospice Division of Ohio 
Living, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Suite 201 Canfield, OH 44406. There will 
be a Celebration of Life for Jack at a later date.

Monday October 26, 2020

Obituary
Virginia A. (Sigler) Simpson, age 66, passed away peacefully at Aultman Hospital 
on October 25, 2020.

She was born in Warren, OH on December 28, 1954 to George and Arlene (Uber) 
Sigler. 

Virginia loved spending time with her family, she especially liked attending her 
grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed owls and butterflies.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Simpson, whom she 
married on August 28, 1972; her sons, James Simpson Jr, Jason (Shannon) 
Simpson, Justin (Rhonda) Simpson; and her grandchildren, Zoey, Sophie, Alexis, 
Jackson, Charles, Molly and Tyler.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Charles and Larry 
Sigler.

Per Virginia’s wishes, no funeral services will be held.

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

Sunday October 25, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gene Nicholson, 82, died Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.

Sunday October 25, 2020

Obituary
Wilbur R. Sanders, age 96, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully in his home on 
Friday, October 23, 2020. He was born October 2, 1924 in Louisville to the late 
Stanley and Della (Vernier) Sanders. Wilbur worked as an accountant for Hercules 
Engine, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Israel’s Lutheran Church, The 
Louisville Historical Society, Friends of the Library and a former member of the 
Louisville Kiwanis Club.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Nancy Sanders; three daughters, Beverly (Rob) 
Couch, Barbara (Jim) Ross, Amy Sanders; a son, Roger (Gail) Sanders; a step-son, 
Kenneth (Connie) Clausen; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He 
was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Madalyn, his 2nd wife Mary and his third 
wife, Eleanor.

Due to Covid-19 the family is planning a service for a later date. Wilbur will be laid to 
rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may 
be made to the Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be left for the family 
at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday October 23, 2020

Obituary
Ronald L. Baird Sr., 82 passed away at home on Wednesday October 21, 2020. 
Ronald was born on July 15, 1938 in Redstone Township, Pennsylvania the only 
son of the late Joseph B. and Helen Claycomb Baird. On February 6, 1958, Ronald 
was united in marriage to Patricia Burkhart Baird who survives. Ronald was 
employed by Copperweld Steel as a crane man for 35 years retiring in 1999. He 
also owned and operated Baird’s Water Hauling. Ronald was an avid Harley 
Davidson fan, enjoyed attending car shows with his 1929 Ford and playing cards 
with his family. He loved watching westerns on TV especially Gunsmoke. Ronald 
was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge 186 and the OGCA. 
Besides his wife of 62 years, Ronald is survived by his children Brenda (Jeffry) 
Gustovich, Ronald Baird, Jr. and Joe (Christina) Baird; his grandchildren Sarella 
(Sean) Sekola, Natalie Gustovich, Rachel (Alex) Alahmad, Joey Baird and Hannah 
Baird and his sisters Newanna Sue Gelotti and Brenda Baird as well as nephews 
Tony and Buddy and several cousins. 
The family would like to thank Dr. Amy Awaida of the Hope Center and Dr. Bruce 
Willner for their care. Private services have been held with burial at Dean Hill 
Cemetery. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the 
family.

Friday October 23, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Laura Belle McCoy, 86, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 
Hospice House in Poland. She was born May 20, 1934 in Endicott, KY, daughter of 
the late Walker and Mable (Lafferty) Endicott.

Laura was a homemaker and has resided in this area since 1952. She was a 
member of the First Christian Church in Salem.  Some of her joys were cooking, 
baking, and riding her John Deer mower. Being with her family was her true joy and 
was always helping those who needed it.

Her husband, Robert P. McCoy, whom she married October 28, 1952, preceded her 
in death October 28, 2014.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce G. (Donald) Wolfgang of Salem and Shirley 
M. (Donald) Augenstein of Canfield; one son, Paul R (Alicia). McCoy Jr. of Minerva; 
sisters, Oedia Woods of Prestonsburg, KY, Clara Ackerest of Martin, KY; brothers, 
Robert Endicott of Painsville, KY, and Doris Endicott of Salem; and numerous 
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, one son, Paul R. McCoy Sr;  sisters, Lizzy E. 
Jarrell, Sylvia M. French, and ,infant Wahnettia Endicott ; brothers, William E. Clay, 
James T. Endicott, Glen Endicott, Leo Endicott, and Elmo Endicott Sr.; and 
grandson, Dillion James McCoy also preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2020 at First Christian 
Church, with Pastor Leonard Moore officiating.

Friends and family may call Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial and Monday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the church. For the safety of 
the McCoy family, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. 
Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in 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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Friday October 23, 2020

Gina M. Arbogast, 26, of Alliance, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 
21, 2020 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio. 
Born on May 26, 1994 in Alliance, to Timothy and Christine (McClain) Arbogast, she 
lived in Alliance all of her life. 
Gina was a 2012 graduate of Marlington High School. She received her Licensed 
Practical Nursing degree from the Robert T. White School of Nursing where she was 
the Salutatorian of her class. After graduation, she began pursuing her Registered 
Nursing Degree at Stark State College. 
Gina was employed at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in the Senior Care 
Unit. 
Gina enjoyed fishing, shopping and loved spending time with her dog, Vivienne. She 
also loved Peyton, Eli and Ophelia, the “rat dog”. 
Survivors include her mother, Christine (Chris) Pizzedaz of Alliance; her father, 
Timothy (Nancy) Arbogast of Streetsboro; a brother, Jacob (Nicole) Arbogast of 
Canonsburg, PA; step-sister, Rebecca (Chris) Sims; two step-brothers, Christopher 
John (Angie) Pizzedaz and Jesse Pizzedaz; half-sister, Kayla Johnson; fiance, 
Alexis Anderson of Alliance; her grandmother, Sandra McClain of Alliance; her 
grandfather, Carl Arbogast of Alliance; two aunts, Christina Arbogast of Alliance and 
Lori (Brian) Dickerhoof of Blackstock, SC; and two cousins, Luke Skivolocke and 
Louie (Celena) Skivolocke. 
Preceding her in death were her grandmother, Doris Arbogast; and grandfather, 
Robert McClain. 
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 am 
at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Very Rev. Canon Matthew J. Mankowski, of St. 
Joseph Roman Catholic Church, as celebrant. Burial will immediately follow at St. 
Joseph Catholic Cemetery. 
You are invited to view Gina's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke 
Funeral Home.

Thursday October 22, 2020

Obituary
Stanley Martin Baytos, 70, passed away October 16, 2020 with his family by his 
side. He leaves behind Pam his broken-hearted wife of 48 years. His pride and joys, 
son Jake (Shannon), granddaughter Addison and twin grandsons Decker and 
Langston. He is also survived by sisters Merlene Richards, Kathy Baytos and Jackie 
(John) Wilkinson. Aunt Judy (Wayne) Allio, brother in law Ed (Angela) Miller, sister 
in law Cindy (Stew) Slider and numerous nieces and nephews. Niece Angie and her 
daughters Mandy and Emma will be lost without their fun uncle, aka funcle. Stan 
was born February 18, 1950 in Salem Ohio the son of Martin and Patricia 
(Pelliccioni) Baytos. He graduated from Western Reserve High School and was a 
lifelong resident. Upon graduation he was drafted and served his military duty in Viet 
Nam. His army brother Izzy Foster will be among the many who will miss him. Stan 
was an avid hunter, belonging to the Brownlee Woods Rod and Gun Club. He loved 
his 68 Mopar and was enjoying his retirement by traveling, with many planned trips 
now unfulfilled. Above all he loved nothing more than the time he spent with family 
and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Randy. There will 
be no services at this time with him being laid to rest at the Ohio Military Cemetery 
in Rittman Ohio. A celebration of life gathering will be held later to remember this 
wonderful man. 

What cancer cannot do: 
Invade the soul 
Suppress memories 
Kill friendships 
Destroy peace 
Conquer the spirit 
Shatter hope 
Cripple love 
Steal eternal life 
Silence courage 

By Dr. Robert Lynn 

To send condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday October 22, 2020

Obituary
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.Tuesday at St. Michael 
Church_for Norville D. Griffin, 76 of Canfield who died Wednesday evening at his 
residence. Norville was born March 1, 1944 in Durant, Oklahoma, a son of the late 
Nalbro and Iula (Luke) Griffin and came to this area 14 years ago. Norville grew up 
in California, graduating from Sacramento State College and served in the U.S. 
Army. He traveled extensively, (33 countries) for his work as a civil engineer. Norville 
worked for the Bechtel Power Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 2010. He had enjoyed 
water skiing, snow skiing, and hunting when he was younger and was an avid 
reader. Norville leaves his wife, the former Dolores J. Davis, whom he married 
March 7, 1965; a daughter, Melissa (Garth) Mooney of Boardman; his son, Randy 
(Diane) Griffin of Maryland and three grandsons, Griffin, Tristen and Gavin. He also 
leaves a sister, Kayuta Conteras of Mexico and a brother, David Griffin of California. 
Friends may call on Saturday at Lane Family Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel from 
1:00 p.m until 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Michael 
Church followed by the mass at 11:00 am.

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Obituary
Renee L. (Saunier) Garhart, age 52, passed away peacefully at Aultman Alliance 
Community Hospital on October 20, 2020.

She was born on January 22, 1968 to Gerald Saunier and Gwendolyn (Monter) 
Edwards. Renee graduated from Marlington High School and was later an IT project 
manager for TSC.

Renee was always helping others, it was her passion. She loved her family and her 
cats. Renee enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with her family and 
woodworking projects with her husband. She was loved deeply by her family, 
especially by her daughter, Morgan.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Wesley Garhart, whom she 
married on September 12, 2015; her daughter, Morgan Grimm (Rob Mutchler); her 
sister Danielle (Aaron) Fleming; her step-mother, Jody (Mike) Evans; and 
grandmother, Ellen Nimon.

Renee was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are pending.

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

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Obituary
Salem - Mark Douglas Peppel, 60 of Salem, died on Tuesday morning, October 20, 
2020 at the Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on July 2, 1960 in Salem, Ohio, a son of the late Charles E. Peppel 
and the late Lynn (Altomare) Peppel and had lived in this area most of his life.

Mark graduated from Leetonia High School and attended Youngstown State 
University.  Mark’s career aspirations were cut short with the diagnosis of Multiple 
Sclerosis in his mid-thirties.  Mark made the best of a difficult and incurable disease 
for decades.  He enjoyed spending time with his mother in Florida during the winters 
and traveled the cribbage circuit, health permitting, with his mother, playing in card 
tournaments.  His high IQ and wittiness entertained those around him constantly, 
from solving difficult square root equations in his head to reciting college mascots 
from Division II schools in remote areas across the USA, Mark had an upbeat 
personality despite his disease.  Mark was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church in Leetonia.

He is survived by his mother’s partner, Clarence Pleadwell; one son, Robert Peppel 
of East Liverpool; one brother, Michael (Melanie) Peppel of Sydney, Australia; three 
nephews, Michael, Jr, Maxwell, and Montgomery; two nieces, Marissa and 
Michaela.  Also, he is survived by his long-term care provider, Diana Good and his 
team of caregivers throughout the years.

Mark was passionate about following college and professional sports, including 
watching an occasional taped rugby game from Australia.  However, his favorite 
sport was horse racing, he kept close tabs on horse races around the globe via the 
internet.

Friends may attend graveside services at 10:00 am, Friday, October 23, 2020 at 
Oakdale Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating. Burial will follow in 
Oakdale Cemetery.  Social distancing and mask protocol will be in effect.  
Arrangements were made by the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Obituary
Ramona (LaNave) Fend age 76,  of Sebring passed away suddenly at home on 
Wednesday October 21, 2020. She was born December 14, 1943 in Nashville, 
Tennessee to the late Anthony N. LaNave and Gayle M. (Kettring) LaNave. Ramona 
earned her degree and worked as a nurse at Providence Hospital in Alaska. She 
was adventurous and enjoyed fast cars, stock car racing, and kayaking. She was an 
animal lover and enjoyed her fur baby; dog companions over the years. She also 
was also an avid reader. She was proud of her Catholic faith and her relationship 
with Christ. She previously attended St. Patrick's in Washington state and St. Joe's 
in Alliance. She is survived by a Sister; Christina Rice, Brothers; Anthony LaNave 
Jr., Dave LaNave, Niece; Kelli Hawk, Nephew John Hawk and their family; Kylie, 
Isabelle, and Dominic, and Great-Great Nephew ; Jaxon. She was preceded in 
death by her Parents, her Husband; Tony, Sisters; Rosemary Felgar, Linda Kerr, 
Mary Gayle LaNave, Brothers; Bobby LaNave, Patrick LaNave, and Dick LaNave. 
Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring.

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Obituary
 

After a year-long struggle with cancer, David Theodore Deutsch of Sebring, OH, 
passed away while in hospice care on October 18, 2020, at the age of 75.

David is survived by his sisters, Donna Deutsch of Jensen Beach, FL, Margaret 
Deutsch Sanders (Henry) of Palatka, FL, and Dorothy Deutsch McLean of 
Auburndale, FL; step-son, Michael Green of Cuyahoga Falls; nieces, Holly Sanders 
Coulliette (Scott) of Palatka, FL, and Heather McLean of Auburndale, FL; nephew, 
Ted Sanders (Kim) of Chesapeake, VA; great-niece, Abby Coulliette of Palatka, FL; 
and great-nephews, Matthew Sanders and Luke Sanders of Chesapeake, VA, 
Austin Coulliette of Palatka, FL, and Ethan Holcomb of Auburndale, FL.  David is 
also survived by his friend and companion, Nancy Brunner of Sebring, OH, his 
loving care-giver and strength during his days of attempted recovery.

David was born on August 14, 1945, in Marshalltown, IA, to Garner Theodore 
Deutsch and Helen Elizabeth Deutsch (née Jones), who pre-deceased him.  David 
was also pre-deceased by his brother, Captain Henry Albert Deutsch, a Vietnam 
casualty of 1965.

David graduated from Palatka Senior High School in Palatka, FL in 1963, completed 
Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, in 1963, and entered Florida State University in 
1964.  A huge fan of FSU football, David decided to try out for the Seminoles’ 
cheerleading squad; from that point on, he had a front row seat at every game and 
did back-flips down the sideline after every touchdown.  David earned a Bachelor’s 
degree from FSU in 1968, a Master’s degree from the University of Florida in 1969, 
and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1975. He then joined the staff of the 
Veterans’ Hospital in Carbondale, IL, then the Health Sciences Center Hospital in 
Lubbock, TX, with responsibilities in exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation and 
adult fitness.

In 1979, David began a teaching career in Exercise Science/Physiology at Kent 
State University where he also advised graduate students on their research studies 
until his retirement in 2004, a role he found deeply rewarding.  Second only to his 
passion for teaching was his love of coaching; as coach of the high school 
swimming program in Kent, OH, and the YMCA AAU programs in Alliance and 
Carbondale, he became a mentor and friend to many, forming relationships which 
lasted a lifetime.  In retirement, David continued teaching part-time at the University 
of Mount Union and KSU while also providing health care assessments as a 
volunteer at the Maranatha Outreach.

David was an avid reader of political and historical books who enjoyed chopping 
wood every winter and readying his birdhouse every spring.  He was most proud of 
his collection of sunrise photographs; wherever there was a sunrise, David was 
there with his camera.  Spring usually saw David traveling south to visit his sisters 
and catch up with old friends.  Over the years, he attended many family 
graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and high school reunions.

David was a loving - and beloved - son, little brother, big brother, uncle, friend and 
neighbor. A celebration of life will be held on November 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at 
Cassaday-Turkle -Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call 2 hours prior. Pastor 
Jon Truax of Science Hill Community Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Aultman Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. 
State St, Alliance, Ohio; Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter, P.O. Box 3622, 
Alliance, Ohio; or your local food bank.

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Obituary
Evan R. Edwards, age 73, passed away peacefully at home on October 17, 2020.

He was born on February 1, 1947 to Evan and Helen Edwards in Alliance Ohio. 

Evan graduated from Alliance High School. He was an employee of General Motors. 
Evan served in the Army for 3 years. He was a member of the Mahoning Valley 
Dahlia Society, American Dahlia Society and the American Legion.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Emily Edwards; his son, Collin Miller; 
and siblings, Carol Stanley, Judy Reynolds and Mark Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in law, Tom Stanley.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Family Support, 
11218 John Galt Blvd #103, Omaha, NE 68137 or the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804.

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

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Raymond M. Pisanello, 66, of Alliance, died on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:05 
am at Community Care Center in Alliance, Ohio. 
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 
His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary
Janet L. Conkey, 74, of Austintown, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, 
surrounded by her family, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman. 

Born August 29, 1946 in Youngstown, Janet was the daughter of Jack and Eleanor 
(Brown) Alm. 

Janet was a 1964 graduate of Canfield High School. She became a Registered 
Nurse and began her career working in the newborn nursey at Northside Hospital. 
Janet also worked at Shepherd of the Valley and after more than 25 years as an RN 
retired while working for Dr. Constantine Economus. 

Janet was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the 
Altar Guild, Bell Choir, a Sunday School Teacher and tutored for the Tutor Program. 
She loved to attend the Canfield Fair every year and local craft shows. Janet loved 
the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed attending their games or watching them on tv. 
She enjoyed playing scrabble and puzzles; however spending time with her family 
and her dog Mandy was what she treasured most. 

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, William, whom she married August 
12, 1967; her sons Scott and Brian (Ashley Patton) Conkey; her twin sister, Judy 
(Ray) Burkholder; her brother in law, David Conkey; her niece Becky (Mark) Stepuk; 
and her great niece Zoey and nephew Zach. 

Friends may call, Thursday, October 22nd, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Bethel 
Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Dr., Boardman, Ohio 44512. Private services will 
be held and Janet will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family 
requests that memorial contributions take form of donates to the Bethel Lutheran 
Memorial Fund. Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken. We kindly ask 
that all guests where a mask. Family and friends who cannot pay their respects are 
encouraged to offer prayers and share thoughts of sympathy here on Janet's tribute 
page.

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Dorothy A. Ferguson, 92, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 
17, 2020 at Briarfield Manor in Austintown. She was born September 30, 1928 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of Dominic and Helen (Cvetkovich) Saganich. Dorothy was 
a Registered Nurse with both Trumbull Memorial Hospital and Ron Joy Nursing 
Home, retiring in 1991. Dorothy was a 1946 graduate of McDonald High School. 
She then graduated from the Trumbull Memorial School of Nursing in 1949. She 
was a member of St. Michael Church in Canfield. Dorothy loved spending time with 
her family, especially her grandson. She enjoyed reading and watching football, 
particularly the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Dorothy’s 
husband, Frank R. Ferguson, Jr., whom she married February 29, 1964, died May 
14, 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Mary K. (Paul L.) Witkowski of Canfield; 
her grandson, Joseph P. Witkowski of Alexandria, VA and 11 nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, 
Dominic and John Saganich and her half-sisters, Johanna Cherney and Barbara 
Pollock. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at a later date. Memorial 
contributions may be given to The Society of Mount Carmel, Provincial Office, Attn: 
Vicky, 1317 N. Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561-5530. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary
Mecca – Melanie DiGiacobbe, 55, passed away of natural causes on Friday evening 
at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. 
Melanie was born on April 15, 1965 in Warren, OH, a daughter of Vincent “Jimmy” 
and Ruth (Knight) DiGiacobbe. 
As a resident of Cortland her whole life, she was a 1983 graduate of Lakeview High 
School and a competitive skater for Cortland Rink. She continued her education at 
Youngstown State University, graduating with honors with a degree in special 
education. She had a special connection with special needs adults and children. 
She taught at Warren G. Harding for 10 years. Later, she spent many hours 
volunteering with the summer Enrichment Program through her schooling and later 
volunteered for Trumbull County AWL and Trumbull County Pound. She loved 
animals and had an amazing personality. 
Melanie will be deeply missed by her parents; her daughter Rosaria DiGiacobbe; 
sister, Marisa (Anthony) Minich; niece Maisie Minich; many aunts, uncles, cousins, 
and her partner for many years, Harry Weimer Jr. 
Cremation has taken place and private services were held. 
Memorial contributions can be made to a local animal shelter in Melanie’s name. 
Arrangements were entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – Shafer Winans 
Chapel in Cortland. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary

Irene M. Hershberger, 83 of Lisbon, Ohio went home to be with her Savior Jesus on 
Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center. She passed away 
peacefully with her family at her bedside. She had been under the care of 
Community Hospice following a short illness.

 

Irene was born on July 26, 1937 in Walnut Creek, Ohio, the daughter of the late 
Elvina (John L.) Raber. Irene was known for her amazing Amish style cooking and 
baking. In her younger days, Irene worked as a nurses aid at Joel Pomerine 
Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, OH, but the majority of her employment was as a 
cook and baker for various restaurants, including The Der Dutchman Restaurant in 
Walnut Creek. She loved to cook and bake, especially for her family and friends! 
She cooked for many church functions and camps. She also cooked for the Banquet 
of Salem for many years. Irene’s other hobbies included sewing, gardening, and 
reading. She was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Salem. Her 
life was dedicated to her family and her faith in God. Irene was a wonderfully 
devoted wife and mother and an extremely fun, loving, and greatly cherished 
grandmother and great-grandmother.

 

Surviving are her son, Gary (Debbie) Hershberger of Middlefield, OH and her 
daughter, Gloria (Bud) Weekley of Lisbon, OH. Grandchildren, Raymond (Lindsey) 
Pate, Joshua (Jennifer) Hershberger, Seth (Gayla) Pate, Sarah (Steve) Blake, 
Nathan Pate, Amanda (Shawn) Haines, Laura (Dave) Roeser.

Great-grandchildren, Hannah (Thomas) Malkamaki, Grace Hershberger, Emily, 
Ethan and Seth Blake, Isaac, Abigail, Elijah and Ava Pate, Shawn and Levi Haines, 
Caleb, Mylan, and Layla Pate, Lucy Irene, Lincoln, and Silas Roeser. She is also 
survived by a sister Martha (Terry) Rheese, Uncle Melvin (Betty) Miller and 
numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother 
and step-father, Elvina, and John L. Raber and her husband of 60 years, Ervin M. 
Hershberger.

 

Friends may call on the family on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Salem First 
Christian Church, 1151 E. 6th Street, Salem, OH from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Services will follow the 
visitation at the church at 11:00 am on Tuesday. Pastor Leonard Moore will be 
officiating. Burial will follow in the Schrock Family Cemetery in Walnut Creek, OH.

Arrangements were lovingly made by Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & 
Cremation Services, Salem, OH.(www.apgreenisenfh.com)

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary

Howard Joseph “Joe/Shaggy” Dominick, 76 of Salineville, (formerly of 
Poland/Struthers/Youngstown area) passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at his 
home, with his loving wife nearby.

 

He was born August 25, 1944, in Arcadia, Pa., to the late Frank and Alice (Lydic) 
Dominick.

 

He worked 30 plus years at General Motors – Lordstown as a utility man and served 
as a Union Rep before retiring. He moved to the country to live out his retirement 
and to raise his youngest daughter with his wife, Charlotte. He enjoyed sitting at the 
local convenience store and “shooting the breeze” with the residents of our small 
town. He went to Rogers Sale every Friday searching for a deal and visiting his 
friends that he made there. He also made a weekly trip to the VFW to play cards.

 

Along with his wife, Charlotte, he is survived by his children; Mike (Louise) Dominick 
of Mississippi, Johnny (Mandy) Dominick of Ohio, James (Mick) Phipps of Ohio, 
Melissa Lantier of North Carolina, Brandy (Justin) Glasgow of Virginia. In addition, 
he is survived by siblings; Shirley Diane (Ronald) Vargo of Texas, Donna Paulette 
(Leo) Day of New Springfield, OH, Frank Dominick of Texas, James Dominick of 
Michigan, and Katy Dominick of Texas as well as, many grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and 
Katherina (Macheta) Dominick and siblings; Mary Alice Horner, Peter Dominick, and 
infant Michael Dominick.

 

It was Joe’s wishes that there be no services or viewing held. Please leave words of 
comfort or fond memories at www.apgreenisenfh.com

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & 
Cremation Services of Salem, OH.

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary
Irene M. Hershberger, 83 of Lisbon, Ohio went home to be with her Savior Jesus on 
Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center. She passed away 
peacefully with her family at her bedside. She had been under the care of 
Community Hospice following a short illness.

Irene was born July 26, 1937 in Walnut Creek, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elvina 
(John L.) Raber. Irene was known for her amazing Amish style cooking and baking. 
In her younger days, Irene worked as a nurses aid at Joel Pomerine Memorial 
Hospital in Millersburg, OH, but the majority of her employment was as a cook and 
baker for various restaurants, including The Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut 
Creek. She loved to cook and bake, especially for her family and friends! She 
cooked for many church functions and camps. She also cooked for the Banquet of 
Salem for many years. Irene’s other hobbies included sewing, gardening, and 
reading. She was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Salem. Her 
life was dedicated to her family and her faith in God. Irene was a wonderful devoted 
wife and mother and an extremely fun, loving, and greatly cherished grandmother 
and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her son, Gary (Debbie) Hershberger of Middlefield, OH and her 
daughter, Gloria (Bud) Weekley of Lisbon, OH. Grandchildren, Raymond (Lindsey) 
Pate, Joshua (Jennifer) Hershberger, Seth (Gayla) Pate, Sarah (Steve) Blake, 
Nathan Pate, Amanda (Shawn) Haines, Laura (Dave) Roeser.

Great-grandchildren, Hannah (Thomas) Malkamaki, Grace Hershberger, Emily, 
Ethan and Seth Blake, Isaac, Abigail, Elijah and Ava Pate, Shawn and Levi Haines, 
Caleb, Mylan and Layla Pate, Lucy Irene, Lincoln and Silas Roeser. She is also 
survived by a sister Martha (Terry) Rheese, Uncle Melvin (Betty) Miller and 
numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother 
and step-father, Elvina and John L. Raber and her husband of 60 years, Ervin M. 
Hershberger.

Friends may call on the family on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Salem First 
Christian Church, 1151 E. 6th Street, Salem, OH from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Services will follow the 
visitation at the church at 11:00 am on Tuesday. Pastor Leonard Moore will be 
officiating. Burial will follow in the Schrock Family Cemetery in Walnut Creek, OH.

Donations may be made to First Christian Church of Salem or to Community 
Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663, 330-343-7605. 
www.myhospice.org

Arrangements were lovingly made by Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & 
Cremation Services, Salem, OH.

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Obituary
Annie Theresa Huffman ( Hamilton) 74, of Salem passed away peacefully, 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:20 PM at Covington Skilled Nursing and 
Rehabilitative Center in East Palestine, Ohio.She was born on March 4, 1946 in 
Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thomas Anthony and Genevieve (Gorman) 
Hamilton. Annie was a 1964 graduate of Salem High School. An employee of 
General Motors Inc. located in Lordstown, OH, Annie worked on the assembly line 
as a machine cleaner for over 38 years. She retired from GM in 2008. Annie was an 
active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She held her faith closely in her heart 
and it was her faith that carried her throughout her life. Of all the things that she 
could have instilled in her children, it was the gift and example of her faith that she 
treasured most. One of Annie’s enjoyments was to spend time at the beach soaking 
up its warmth, beauty, and serenity. Annie loved her family beyond words and would 
often be seen cheering them on in whatever endeavor they were involved in. She 
especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren participate in their 
various sporting activities. It gave her great joy and she was their biggest fan. Annie 
lived in Salem all of her adult life. It was here that she built her home, raised her 
family, and watched it grow. She poured her heart and soul into her family. Those 
that knew her, loved her and were truly blessed for having had her in their lives. She 
is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard L. Huffman whom she married on 
August 3, 1966, her beloved children: Genevieve (Kristian) Hughes of Hampton, 
VA., Richard M. Huffman of Columbus, and Chris J. Huffman (Tiffany) of 
Mechanicsburgh, PA., Brother Tom (Pam) Hamilton of Cleveland, grandchildren: 
Annie ( named after Annie) and Molly Hughes, Patrick and Thomas Hughes, Zane 
Huffman of Columbus, Hannah Huffman, Stone and Griffin Huffman, nephew Patrick 
(Sierra) Hamilton of Bend, Oregon, Nieces and nephews Mary, John, Michael and 
Joseph (Maria) Hamilton and Stephen L. (Crystal) Bledsoe. She was preceded in 
death by her daughter-in-law Sabrina Huffman, her brother John Hamilton,  sister 
Molly Bledsoe and nephew Timothy Hamilton. The family will receive friends and 
family on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11:30 to 1:30 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. A Celebration of Life 
Service will start at 1 PM at the funeral home, followed by a 2 PM Mass of Christian 
Burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Leetonia, with Fr. Jay Clarke, Celebrant. 
She will be laid to rest by her parents in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Hamilton 
County, Cinncinatti Ohio on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Salem Humane Society, 1825 S Lincoln Ave, Salem, OH 44460 Please go and read 
the obituary, sign the guest book or leave a tribute at www.apgreenisenfh.com

Monday October 19, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Jeremy R. Dorsey, age 32 passed away suddenly Saturday October 17, 2020 at 
Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio. He was born March 28, 1988 to Dale Dorsey and 
the late Jenny Francisico Patrick. He is survived by his Father; Dale Dorsey ,Step-
Mother; Cindy (Brown) Dorsey, Step-Father; Tim Kirkpatrick, Fiancée; Tracy Edie, 
Sisters; Cassandra (Adam Eckert) Dorsey, Rebecca Dorsey, Brothers; Justin 
(Jamie) Dorsey, many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He was 
preceded in death by his Mother; Jenny Francisico Kirkpatrick. Jeremy enjoyed 
fishing, hiking, barbequing, smoking food and camping. He was an avid lover of the 
great outdoors. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Visitation will 
take place Thursday October 22, 2020 at Dean's Funeral Home, 256 West Ohio 
Avenue from 6-8 pm. Friends and family may share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneral home.com Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Monday October 19, 2020

Obituary
Robert W. Altenhof, Sr., 88, of Adair died peacefully surrounded by family on 
Sunday, October 18, 2020. He was born on the family farm in Butler Township to the 
late William and Martha (Stuckey) Altenhof on August 24, 1932. 

He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Upon 
returning home, he began working at Canfield Equipment where he worked until 
retiring as parts manager in 1997. He later worked at Unkefer Equipment.

He married the former Judith Brown on February 13, 1958. Together they operated 
a family farm in Butler Township. They were married for 42 years until her death in 
2000.

Survivors include his children, Robert (Andrea) Altenhof of Homeworth, Bryan 
(Cathy) Altenhof of Parker of Colorado, Brenda (Bob) Bailey of University Heights, 
Michael Altenhof of Marion, Indiana and Lynn Altenhof of Kensington; nine 
grandchildren, Amber (Jared) Thompson, Robert (Monica)  Altenhof, William 
(Elizabeth) Altenhof, Angela (Dean) Hornbeck, Gus (Chanel) Bailey, Sydney 
Altenhof, Jack Bailey, Ivey Altenhof and Audrey Altenhof and five great-
grandchildren, James, Emily and Tessa Thompson, Bo Altenhof, and Dean Tyler 
Hornbeck.  

He is also survived by his siblings Ruby Edlund, Donald (Laura) Altenhof, Margaret 
(Calvin) Zimmerman, Bill (Nancy) Altenhof, John (Janet) Altenhof, Mary (Cy) 
Stallman, Thomas (Peggy) Altenhof and sister-in-law Beverly Altenhof.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by twin grandchildren, 
Hannah and Max Bailey; his twin brother, Richard; brother, Albert and sister, Ruth 
Ann. 

Calling hours will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12 Noon Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 
Stark Memorial. No service will be held. For the safety of the Altenhof family, please 
adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The American Cancer Society at 
Donate3.cancer.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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Monday October 19, 2020

Obituary
Robert Eugene Wilson age 63 passed away suddenly Wednesday October 14, 
2020 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was born July 9, 1957 in Alliance, Ohio to Cheryl 
(McAvain) Steed and the late Richard Eugene Wilson. He is survived his Mother; 
Cheryl Steed, Daughter; Jessica (James) Benamon, Son; Charles Wilson, Sisters; 
Terrie, Vada, Brother; Wesley; Grandchildren; MyKayla Smith, Jaelynn 
Cushingberry, Jessica Benamon, Savanna Benamen, Kevin benamen, Taler Boyd, 
Damien Tolley, Kaylegha Shahan, Tyler E. Wilson, Avery Wilson, and Gabriel 
Wilson. He was preceded in death by his Father and a Sister; April. Robert was a 
truckdriver by trade. He is now reunited with his former wife and love of his life. 
Hopefully they are together again. Friends and family may share their online 
condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home.

Friday October 16, 2020

Obituary
Clyde A. Romy, age 82, of Louisville, OH went to be with the Lord on October 16, 
2020. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is 
survived by his wife of 62 years, Sally J. (Conner), two great-granddaughters of the 
home, Gabrielle Baker and Erica Slentz; six children, Valerie (Bruce) Burrow, Jeffery 
(Candice) Romy, Tammie (James) Zwick, Beth (Matthew) Albright, Jeremy (Evelyn) 
Romy, Julie Smith; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Clyde was 
preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mary Romy, a brother, Ernie, a sister, 
Betty and a grandson, Nicholas. Clyde and Sally were lifelong residents of Louisville 
and through the years provided a home to many foster children.

Clyde was a lifelong carpenter and electrician in the area and the owner of C A 
Romy Construction. He found great joy and had a true passion for the construction 
industry. He will be missed by his family and friends.  

Funeral services (with masks and social distancing) will be 11am Tuesday at the 
East Canton Church of God with Pastor Greg Smith officiating. The family will 
receive friends from 10-11am Tuesday morning at the church. Clyde will be laid to 
rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.  Online condolences may be left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday October 16, 2020

Obituary
Margaret A. Scheiben-Gantz, age 81, passed away peacefully at Community Care 
Center on October 15, 2020.

She was born on March 2, 1939 to Muriel and Glennwood Sanor in Beloit, Ohio. 

Margaret was a dedicated and active member of Alliance Friends Church. She was 
employed as a cake decorator at Giant Eagle for 15 years. Margaret was also a 
member of the Alliance Senior Center.

Those left to cherish her memory are her first husband, Carl (Sue) Scheiben; 
children, Glenn Scheiben of Ashland City, TN, Steven (Kelly) Scheiben of Beloit, 
and Shelley (Ty) Griffiths of Beloit; three grandchildren, Jason Scheiben, Andrew 
Scheiben and Madison Griffiths; great-grandchildren, Brandon Scheiben, Jacob 
Scheiben, and Mackenzie Scheiben; her siblings, Clarence Sanor, Martha McBride, 
Homer Sanor, Ruth Herbert and Linda Meissner; and several nieces and nephews; 
her step-children, Donald E. Gantz of Florida and William A. Gantz of Alliance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald Gantz, whom she 
married on August 5, 1996; and her brother, Elden Sanor and sister Jane Barnett.

A celebration of life will be held Monday October 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Highland 
Memorial Park Chapel. Alliance Hospice Chaplain Freddie Rodriguez will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Stark Parks “In 
Memory of Margaret Scheiben-Gantz” for a placement of a bench on the Iron Horse 
Trail 5300 Tyner St NW Canton, Ohio 44708.

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 October 16, 2020

Obituary
Sheri J. Bell, age 58 passed away at Altercare in Alliance after a brief illness. She 
was born November 24,1961 to Carl Whittington and June (Funk) Haney. In addition 
to her Parents she is survived by her Spouse; Charles Bell, and Sister; Monica 
Breit. She was preceded in death by her Brother: Troy Whittington. Sheri worked as 
a hairstylist. Sheri enjoyed artwork and she was very creative. She also enjoyed, 
crocheting blankets and listening to music. She had a good sense of humor and 
loved to laugh. She will be missed by those she left behind. Friends and family may 
share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday October 16, 2020

Obituary
Jeanne H. Garth, age 96, passed away peacefully at Crandall Medical Center on 
October 11, 2020.

  She was born on May 21, 1924 to Alva Cox and Helen Roe in Chicago, Illinois.  
Jeanne graduated from Lorain High School and Baldwin Wallace College. She was 
a licensed dietician and a 50 year member of the American Dietetic Association.

Jeanne was a member of Union Ave United Methodist Church.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Richard Garth and Barbara 
(Dennis) Deibel; two granddaughters; two step grandchildren; one great-
granddaughter; and her sister, Kate Fritzsche.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lynn D. Garth, whom she 
married November 10, 1950; son, Schuyler “Skip” Garth; and her siblings, Alva Cox, 
Janet Marous, & James Cox.

  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at 
Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Doylestown, Ohio.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to either the LifeCare Fund 
at Copeland Oaks or Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

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

Thursday October 15, 2020

Obituary
Anne Irene (Kandrick) Riffle, age 83, passed into eternal life with her Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, October 14, 2020 and was reunited with her 
beloved family. Born in Hottelville, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1936, she was 
the daughter of Frank and Evelyn Kandrick. Her family moved to Louisville, Ohio in 
1939.
“Annie” graduated from Louisville High School in 1954 where she played clarinet 
and saxophone in the band. After graduation, she was employed as a secretary at 
the Timken Company. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Charles 
Riffle, on June 15, 1957. Anne was very active in the Lutheran Church including 
Martin Luther, Holy Trinity and most recently Holy Cross Lutheran Church as a 
member since 2009. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, Altar Guild, singing in 
the choir and many bible studies groups.
Anne enjoyed Gospel music, studying her Bible and devotions, tending her flower 
gardens, feeding birds, card club with friends, and traveling at home and abroad. 
She corresponded with her British pen pal for 59 years and visited her in England in 
1979. Anne always carried her camera and assembled 76 photo albums. Her 
greatest joy was her precious family to whom she dedicated her life and loved more 
than any possessions this side of heaven. She loved and cherished time with family 
and friends and especially spending time watching her grandchildren and great 
grandchildren participate in various sports, concerts and ballet. Also, Anne enjoyed 
her yearly visits to see relatives in Cook’s Forest, Pennsylvania. Her family will miss 
her homemade Slovak nut roll she made at Christmas. Anne called her 
grandchildren her “ladybugs” and created annual treasure hunts for them in her 
backyard. They also enjoyed strawberry tea parties together.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ed Kandrick. She is 
survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles; children: Cathy (Jeff) Graber, Dan 
Riffle, Terry Riffle, Michelle (Guy) Michel; grandchildren: Tom (Christina) Graber, 
Sarah (Carl) Brewer, Max and Sydney Riffle, Jenny, Ally and Emily Michel; great 
grandchildren: Brayden, Alyssa and Brianna Graber, Gabriella, Kaiden and Talia 
Brewer. Also survived by sister-in-law Pat Kandrick of Georgia, nephews, Jason and 
Matt Kandrick and the mother of Max and Sydney, Leslie Riffle. There are also 
many dear cousins in the Czech Republic where Anne and Chuck, along with Ed 
and Pat, traveled in 2005 to meet them for the first time.
Calling hours will be on Friday, October 16, from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home, 917 E. Main St., Louisville, and also at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 
7707 Market Avenue North, North Canton from 1 pm - 2 pm on Saturday, October 
17, with services to immediately follow. Anne will be laid to rest in Warstler 
Cemetery. Please follow COVID precautions. Anne’s kind and sweet spirit will be 
remembered and dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known 
her. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Wednesday October 14, 2020

Obituary
Pauline V. (Palmer) Steves

It is with great sorrow and loving remembrance that the family of Pauline Steves 
announces her untimely passing on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. For years to come, those 
who had the privilege of knowing her will remember her as a woman of great 
character, kind, meek, hard-working, generous and always ready to offer help or 
anything in her possession. Most of all, she was a devoted mother and grandmother 
to many.

Pauline loved and cherished the time spent with her daughters and sons-in-law, 
Gayle and Doug Detchon, Susan and former husband Scott Rockwell, and Sharon 
and James Hoover. She selflessly allowed a fourth daughter to be loved and raised 
by another family. Pauline had five beloved granddaughters and three grandsons-in-
law including Alicia and Josh Muffley, Jamie Rockwell, Brittany and Ron Louk, 
Abbey and Scott Cross, and Meagan Hoover, as well as grandsons Jeffrey Rockwell 
and wife Jacie, Nathan Hoover, and Ryan Hoover. She also had 11 great-
grandchildren. The rest of her surviving family includes sisters and brothers-in-law, 
Carol and Larry Hopkins, Helen and Herb Stanyard, and Janice Palmer and many 
nieces and nephews whom she adored in both the Palmer and Steves families. 
Lastly, Pauline leaves behind her cherished feline companion of 19 years, Libby.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Louise and Oscar Palmer; 
brothers, Bruce and Wilmer Palmer; a sister, Viona Mae Hunt; and former husband, 
William F. Steves Jr.

She will be fondly remembered by immediate family at a graveside memorial 
service, details pending.

While we know that all our lives are like "a mist that appears for a little while and 
then vanishes" (James 4:14 NIV), we are comforted, knowing of her past confession 
of faith in Christ, that on Friday morning at 8:40 a.m., our mother walked into the 
welcoming arms of Jesus, where she was reunited with her loved ones who have 
gone before her, and where she will spend an eternity in everlasting peace and joy.

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

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

Wednesday October 14, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Homer A. Hoffman, age 72, of Columbiana, died suddenly on 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 27, 1948 in Salem, OH, a son of the late Lorin and 
Dorothy Erwin Hoffman.

Homer was a veteran of the United States Army and a Purple Heart recipient having 
served during the Vietnam War.  He was a lifetime member of the AMVETS Post 
#45 in Salem and the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion in 
Columbiana.  He had worked at NRM in Columbiana, served on the volunteer fire 
department for many years and was a truck driver at Three S Express in North Lima 
for 24 years.  Homer was an avid sand drag racer at Bull Run Raceway in Rogers 
and had enjoyed playing polo in Darlington, PA.  He enjoyed working and keeping 
busy, but loved being with family, especially during the holidays.  He will be 
remembered as a man who loved his family and enjoyed being with his 
grandchildren and his grand puppies, Max, L.J., and Bella. 

Homer is survived by his longtime fiancée, Linda Parker of Columbiana; two 
brothers, Ed Hoffman of Columbiana, and Sam Hoffman of Minerva; two daughters, 
Lisa of TX, and Kathi (Blaine Ritchie) Hoffman of Salem; son, Wayne (Candi) Davis 
of Columbiana; two grandsons, Michael, and Wayne, Jr.; five granddaughters, Lily, 
Rachael, Roshell, Amber, Dani, and two great granddaughters, Olivia and Riley.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hoffman, sister, Donna Monnot, son, 
Jack Davis, Jr., and a daughter, Jill Gould.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.  Due to the COVID-19 
pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks will be required.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery with military honors accorded by the 
Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help offset funeral 
expenses.

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

Wednesday October 14, 2020

Obituary
Monetta L. Yost, age 89, of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. 
She was born in Amma, W. Virginia on January 2, 1931 to the late Emerson and 
Vera (Myers) McCarty. She attended the Shepherd Hill Nazarene Church.

Monetta was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold C. Yost Sr. in 2002; a 
daughter, Anita Schmucker; three sisters, Ellen, Violet, and Beatrice; two brothers, 
Everett and Marvin McCarty and her dog Honey. She is survived by a daughter, 
Patricia (Ned) Booth; two sons, Rev. Arnold (Debra) Yost, JR. and Randall (June) 
Yost; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services (with masks and social distancing required) will be 11am Monday, 
October 19, 2020 at Stier – Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with her son, Rev 
Arnold Yost, Jr. officiating. Calling hours will be from 10-11 am Monday morning at 
the funeral home. Monetta will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Beech 
Mennonite Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                        Stier – Israel Funeral Home

Wednesday October 14, 2020

Obituary
Richard Lee Wolford  88, of Salem, died at 4:25 PM Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 
Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.

Please hold this family in your prayers!  The family was not permitted to be with 
Richard and his wife since they were both moved to Hospice House.  He passed 
from numerous health issues including Covid-19.  She is still in Hospice House and 
is recovering from Covid-19. The family was only permitted to sit outside the window 
and be with them.

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
Larry Paul Reilly, 75, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 13, 2020, At 
Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. Larry was born on August 17, 1945 in 
Buckhannon, WV., the son of Paul B. and Mary E. (Brownfield) Reilly. He was a 
graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and served his country in the US. 
Marine Corp. from 1063 until 1967. Larry retired in 2004 form Delphi Packard 
Electric as a Service General after 36 years. Larry leaves his wife the former Sharon 
Rounds, whom he married January 4, 1964, there children, Cindy (Darren) Garris of 
Mineral Ridge, Robert Reilly of Howland, and Kevin (Amy) Reilly of Mineral Ridge, 
as well as six grandchildren, Aaron, Haley, Andrew, Alaina, Logan, and Sean. 
Following Larry’s wishes here are not calling hours or funeral services. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Family 
and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
Marilyn R. Carpenter, 89 

Marilyn R. Carpenter, 89 of North Jackson died early Sunday morning at Hospice 
House of Poland. Marilyn was born April 2, 1931 in Youngstown, a daughter of the 
late Lyle and Alice (Lerner) Sheely and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated 
from Jackson Milton High School in 1947 . Marilyn received her Bachelor of Science 
Degree in Nursing from YSU in 1960 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology 
from YSU in 1962. She received her Masters of Education Degree from Kent State 
University in 1983. Marilyn served as a houseparent with her husband at the 
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans’ Home for 17 boys, ages 8-12 from September 1955 
until June of 1957. She taught the Diversified Health Occupations program from 
1977 at the Lordstown, Gordon D. James Career Center until August 1985 and later 
at the Trumbull County Joint Vocational School in Warren from September 1985 
until she retired in April of 1995. She was a member of Bailey Road Baptist Church 
and the Kappa Delta Pi Sorority. She was honored as a Jennings Scholar 1984-85. 
Marilyn was also a member and proctor for the American Mensa Limited testing 
program where she received the Abbie Award for the Outstanding Proctor of the 
Year, 2017. She enjoyed working with young people, crafts, sewing swimming and 
traveling. Her husband, Harold J. Carpenter, whom she married June 18, 1955, died 
October 18, 1995. Marilyn leaves her two sons, Scott A. Carpenter of North 
Jackson, Todd B. (Diahn) Carpenter of Newton Falls and two granddaughters 
Victoria and Abigail. Private services were held Tuesday In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Bailey Rd. Baptist 
Church, 2121 N. Bailey Rd., North Jackson 44451.

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Elizabeth “Lizzie” Deming Lowry, 34 passed away peacefully Sunday, 
October 11, 2020 with her brother by her side. She was born August 13, 1986 in 
Salem, daughter of W. Robert Lowry II and Laura (McCorkhill) Cantini.

Lizzie was Presbyterian by faith, a 2005 graduate of Salem High School, graduate 
of Ohio State University – Scripts School of Journalism. She had a continuing 
passion for writing. Lizzie was a compassionate, kind, caring person who had an 
unconditional love for everyone. Everyone Lizzie knew was greeted with a hug. Her 
love extended to her faithful dog Bentley.

Survivors include her father, W. Robert (Ann) Lowry II of Salem; mother, Laura 
(Marco) Cantini of Greensburg, PA; brother, W. Robert Lowry III of Salem and many 
aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lizzie was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Scott and Barbara 
McCorkhill; paternal grandparents, William and Betty Lowry and uncle, Scott 
McCorkhill.

Private calling hours and service will be held at Stark Memorial with George Spack 
officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. For the safety of the Lowry family, 
please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask.

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.

Share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message 
at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
Clara B. Girard, age 84, passed away peacefully at Alliance Community Hospital on 
October 10, 2020.

  She was born on August 4, 1936 to Vernon and Bertie Bauhof.

  Clara graduated from Alliance High School in 1954 with honors. She then worked 
as a bookkeeper for 30 years at SP Brown Drapery. Clara was a member of United 
Presbyterian Church. She loved supporting northeast Ohio sports.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James E. Girard, whom she 
married in September of 1954; her son, James M. Girard of Florida; and 
granddaughters, Melissa and Christina  .

  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joyce and Betty; and a 
brother, Charles.

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

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
Sherman Henry Ream  91, of Calcutta, died at 3:35 AM Monday, October 12, 2020, 
in the emergency room of East Liverpool Hospital.  He was born on May 26, 1929 in 
Midland, PA. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. There will be private 
services and burial at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
Evelyn Kathryn Funk Spears, 91, of Anderson, SC, passed away Monday, October 
12, 2020 at Southpointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Born July 10, 1929 in Alliance, OH, she was the daughter of the late Ralph A. Funk 
and Margaret E. Buckel Funk.  She was married to the late Estill Spears.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Spears, Mike Spears (Deb) and Rusty Spears 
(Nicol); daughters, Karen Lilly, Cheri Crocker and Mary Percy; brothers, Robert and 
Ronald Funk; twelve grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, 
Rosemary, Millie, Gertie and Ruthie; and two brothers, Ralph and Richard.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in Alliance City 
Cemetery, Alliance, OH.

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Obituary
Deland - Betty E. Montgomery, age 93, of Deland, FL, formerly of Columbiana, died 
on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Alliance Nursing and Rehab, Deland, FL.

She was born on June 19, 1927 in Dover, OH, daughter of the late Charles and 
Myrtle Long Hall.

Betty was co-owner and operator of Ryan’s News in Columbiana and was a 
member of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana. She was also a member of 
Columbiana Business and Professional Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, John A. Lake, Sr. whom she married 
on July 14, 1946, and passed away on July 25, 1988 and Arthur O. Montgomery, 
whom she married on September 19, 1998, and passed away on, March 4, 2012.

Betty is survived by her two sons, John A. (Nancy Kim) Lake, Jr. of Deland, FL and 
Charles I. (Debra) Lake of Sebring, FL; Stepdaughter Michele Montgomery and 
Stepson Scott Montgomery; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Ann Lake; two sisters, Donna Mae 
Fieldhouse and Janice McGinnis and two brothers, Wilbur and Darrell Hall.

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

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana.

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

Monday October 12, 2020

Obituary
Dean L. Hetherington, 97, of Cuyahoga Falls and formerly of Beloit, Ohio passed 
away at home on October 12, 2020. Dean was born on March 13, 1923 in 
Salineville, Ohio to the late Harold M. and Blanche (Wright) Hetherington. Dean 
attended Sebring High School graduating in 1942 and received his bachelors 
degree from Youngstown State University specializing as an Electrical Engineer. 
Dean served in the United States Army for 3 years. Dean loved work and devoted 
89 years working. He worked for Morgan Engineering for 30 years and then Globex 
Corporation in Canfield where he retired. Dean was known as a godly man, being a 
member of Sebring Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday School and 
was a member of the church board.

Dean is survived by his wife Gladis (Bruey) Hetherington whom he married June 28, 
1947 spending 73 wonderful years together; children Paul (Julie) Hetherington and 
Dale (Caroline) Hetherington; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 3 step-
grandchildren and 10 great step grandchildren. Besides his parents Dean was 
preceded in death by 2 sisters Jean Cameron and Gilda Freshly and 2 brothers 
Harold Hetherington and Kenny Hetherington.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October15, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Hetherington and Pastor Mike Kimball 
officiating. Friends and family will be recieved the hour pror to the service from 1:00 
PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at Grandview 
Cemetery, Sebring. 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,

Monday October 12, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Wm. “Carl” Burrier, 81, died Monday, October 12, 2020 at Aultman 
Compassionate Care in Canton. He was born December 20, 1938 in Salem, son of 
late William T. and Margaret C. (Lee) Burrier.

Carl was a 1956 graduate of Salem High School/Salem Trade School certification in 
tool and die. He served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division. Carl was 
a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown. He retired from 
Lordstown in 2000 as a tool and die maker. Carl volunteered for Friends Disaster 
Service, Habitat for Humanity and was a member of the USTA.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Barnett) Burrier whom he married June 22, 
1963; daughter, Wendy (John) Roddy of Copley; son, Mark Burrier of Chicago, IL; 
sister, Shirley Bush of Salem; five grandchildren, Justin, Kirstin, and Brendan Roddy 
and Jacqui and Ella Burrier and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Burrier and 
sister, Doris Welch.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. For the safety of the Burrier family, 
please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. No calling hours will 
be held per his request. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park

Memorial donations may be made to Friends Disaster Service, 615 S. Johnson Rd., 
Sebring, OH 44672-1707; Emmanuel Lutheran Church of North Georgetown, P.O. 
Box 2, North Georgetown, OH 44665 or a charity of donor’s 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.

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

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

Monday October 12, 2020

Obituary
Kylie Nicole Foster, 27 passed away unexpectedly at home on October 8, 2020 of a 
brain aneurysm. Kylie was born on December 7, 1992 in Youngstown, Ohio the 
daughter of Donald E. and Christine Rednock Foster. A graduate of Austintown 
Fitch High School, class of 2011, Kylie entered the United States Marine Corps 
upon graduation from high school. She proudly served her country from 2011-2015. 
A May 2020 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Kylie earned 
a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Environmental Science. She was currently 
employed by Weathersfield Local Schools as a substitute teacher. It was her dream 
to be employed in the field of Environmental Science. Kylie was a carefree, sweet 
soul with a free spirit. She enjoyed canvas painting and was passionate about the 
environment and animals. Kylie will be deeply missed by her mother Christine 
Rednock Foster; sisters Tara (Dan) Eippert and Courtney (Rick) Cruz; her 
grandmother Carol Foster; nephew Jasen Eippert and niece Tegan Eippert. She 
was loved and will be missed by countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who 
remember her laugh and smile. She was preceded in death by her father, 
grandparents Dorothy and Frank Rednock and Charles Foster. Private services 
have been held. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to an 
environmental cause of the donor’s choice. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to leave condolences to the family.

Monday October 12, 2020

Obituary
HOWLAND- Glenn Edward Russell, age 98, passed away at Windsor House in 
Champion. 
Glenn was born September 20, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Charles and 
Estella (Davis) Russell. He was a 1940 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School 
and attended Youngstown College. 
Glenn worked for Wean United for over 50 years as a purchasing agent. In 1967, 
Glenn moved his family to Florida, where he started Shenango Steel Buildings of 
Florida. In 1973, he returned to Ohio and to Wean United as well. He was a member 
of the Central Christian Church. 
Glenn was a proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the 
Korean war. He was a member of the Cortland American Legion Post 540. Glenn 
was also a 71 year member of Old Erie #3 F&AM and the Scottish Rite Valley of 
Youngstown. Glenn also enjoyed singing in the Choir, he sang with the Choir at 
Central Christian Church and the former First Baptist Church, and for over 30 years 
with the Warren Civic Chorus. He was an avid golfer for many years and 
participated in numerous leagues. He was a jack of all trades and could build or 
repair any mechanical device. He once rebuilt an automobile engine to prove to 
himself he could do it. 
Besides his parents, Glenn is preceded in death by his wife Helen M. Russell, his 
son Thomas, two brothers, Paul and Robert, and a sister Juanita. 
Glenn is survived by his son Jeffrey P. Russell. 
Friends may call 5-7PM Thursday, October 15th at the Lane Funeral Home Roberts-
Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. The funeral service will be 11AM 
Friday at Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St. in Warren. Interment in 
Oakwood Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Christian Church 
memorial fund, 2051 E. Market St. Warren, Ohio 44483 or to the Warren Masonic 
Temple Building Fund 112 Pine Ave. NE Warren, Ohio 44481 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences.

Monday October 12, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBIANA - E. Irene Linn Herman, 93, died Monday, October 12, 2020 at 
Whispering Pines Village in Columbiana. She was born March 19, 1927 in Winona, 
Ohio, daughter of the late Perry and Naoma (Beall) Grady.

Irene was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a member of Salem First 
Baptist Church and made clothing for premature babies at the hospital. Irene had 
worked at NRM and Nemenz Foods. She enjoyed yard work, gardening and sewing.

Irene’s first husband, Floyd “Pete” Linn, whom she married in 1946 preceded her in 
death in 1979 and her second husband, Gus Herman whom she married in 1984 
preceded her in death in 2000.

Survivors include a son, Larry (Shirley) Linn of Columbiana; two daughters, Sharon 
(Tim) Palmer of Woodbridge, VA and Verona (Steve) Allen of Lithia, FL; two sisters, 
Verona (Sam) Lippiatt and Marlene Grady, both of Salem; four grandchildren; and 
four great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, a son, David Linn; sisters, Helen Hartman, 
Joanne Oliver, and Barbara Headland; brothers, Hobert, Ralph, Glen, and Wayne 
Grady also preceded her in death.

Services to be held at a later date.

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 Irene’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday October 11, 2020

Obituary
David Porteous  73, of Salem, died at 7:10 PM Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 
UPMC/Presbyterian Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sunday October 11, 2020

Obituary
Richard Dean Cranmer  68, of Salem, died at 4:04 AM Saturday, October 10, 2020, 
Aultman Hospital, Canton due to complications of a heart attack.

Sunday October 11, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Marybeth Gilmore, 50, passed away Saturday morning, October 10, 
2020 at her home. 
Marybeth was born on April 17, 1970 in Warren, OH, daughter of the late John and 
Mary (Cummings) Gilmore. 
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Tommy Riley; her children, Nicholas 
Dean Gilmore, Levi Adrian Riley, Dylan John Riley, and Thomas Allen Roberts; 
brother Martin John Gilmore and his wife Kimberly Ann Gilmore; and numerous 
nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 
Private burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township and a 
memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Sunday October 11, 2020

Obituary
Erma F. Saeger, age 104, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born 
April 26, 1916 in Wellsville, OH to the late George and Ethel Couts. Erma was a 
member of the Christ United Methodist Church and the Good Samaritan Sunday 
School Class of the church, the Rebekah Lodge and the Farmwomen’s Sewing and 
Quilt Club.

Erma was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Homer Saeger in 2000; a 
son in law, Bill Kleronomos; four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by three 
daughters, Kay (Richard) Storch, Laura (Rudy Christian) Saeger, Janice 
Kleronomos; a son, Kenneth (Jill) Saeger; a sister, Grace Meadows; seven 
grandchildren and eight Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services (with masks and social distancing) will be 11am Thursday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Dr. Larry Hinkle officiating. The family 
will receive friends from 10-11am Thursday morning at the funeral home. Erma will 
be laid to rest, beside her husband, in St. Jacobs Cemetery. Online condolences 
may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Saturday October 10, 2020

Obituary
Sid Case of Cortland, Ohio, made his debut in the bass section of heaven’s choir on 
Saturday, October 3rd, just a few days shy of his 83rd birthday. 
A lifelong Ohioan, Case was born in Pierpont OH and attended Kent State 
University, where he met his wife Mary, who preceded him in death seven years 
ago. 
While Superintendent and Engineer with Packard Electric, Sid’s true passion was 
music. He played multiple instruments, was president of the KSU band, directed the 
choir of Cortland United Methodist Church for many years, and gave private lessons 
well into his 70’s. 
Sid is survived by his sister Gloria (Gary) and sons Brian (Kim) and Steve (Becky). 
He had three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
A memorial service will be planned at a later date when safe gathering is possible. 
In place of flowers the family has asked for donations to the American Cancer 
Society in Sid’s name. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday October 10, 2020

Obituary
Elaine C. Bacopoulos, age 72, of Canton, OH, passed away Friday morning 
October 9, 2020, in her home with her family by her bedside after a fearless and 
valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Elaine had many God-given gifts and talents, but what everyone quickly recognized 
is that she, above all else, was the personification of love. She went out of her way 
to make everyone she encountered know how special they were. Whether you’d 
known her for a day or decades, she would call you “Precious” because she had the 
ability to see the good in everyone and wanted to make sure you saw it in yourself. 
In this and so many other ways, she wrapped family, friends and even perfect 
strangers up in her warm embrace.

Elaine lived an exemplary life, guided by the loving principle of “family comes first.” 
She was a shining example of what it means to be a devoted wife, mother, 
grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. She was a woman of faith, 
incredible strength, and everyone she met felt her gracious spirit. Once you met 
Elaine, you loved Elaine.

She was born in Canton, Ohio on December 23, 1947. She is a graduate of Lehman 
High School. Several years later, she met the love of her life, Bill Bacopoulos, they 
were married, and began to build their life together in Canton.

In 1975, Elaine and Bill launched their entrepreneurial journey and purchased 
Kapp’s Restaurant in Canton. Along with their three children (Stephanie, Dean, and 
Peter) they built the restaurant into a Canton landmark. The restaurant was sold in 
2001, and to this day it is still remembered as a place where family and friends 
gathered to laugh and celebrate life’s moments, big and small.

Elaine is preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 2016, her parents, Peter and 
Julia (Katsaris) Maronitis, and a sister, Joy Constantacos. She is survived by her 
loving daughter Stephanie (Joe) Waggoner and sons Dean (Robin) Bacopoulos and 
Peter (Jessica) Bacopoulos and grandchildren Cierra, Anthony, Niko, Lukas, and 
Brady. She is also survived by her brother, Bill (Christina) Maronitis, her sister 
Evangeline Riegler and many nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and friends all 
who loved and will miss Elaine dearly.

Elaine’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude to everyone who shared 
their endless love and support with Elaine during her myriad of treatments, tests, 
victories, and setbacks. Through it all — she never complained. When she spent 
time with family or friends, she wanted to talk about them and hear about their joys 
and challenges. If someone asked how her treatments were progressing, she would 
quickly change the subject, refusing to let her struggles take center stage.

Also, a very special thank you to her oncologist Dr. Trudy Trehan (Aultman Medical 
Group) and Dr. Steve Davis (AdvoCare Clinic) and their medical teams for their 
excellent care of Elaine and the special consideration they offered our family. We 
would also like to thank Aultman Palliative and Hospice for their gentle, 
compassionate care. May God bless you all.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, a small, invitation-only service will be held at Holy 
Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Elaine will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in 
Sunset Hills Memory Garden. Stier-Israel Funeral Home is in charge of 
arrangements. The family will hold a celebration of life service at a future date.

Saturday October 10, 2020

Obituary
Raymond Edward ("Ed" or “Frenchy”) French of Winona, Ohio, died peacefully 
surrounded by loving family on October 7, 2020, at home in Winona, Ohio, at age 
82. "Well done, good and faithful servant!" Matthew 25:23.  Ed was born in Sebring, 
Ohio, on September 18, 1938, the youngest of four sons, to Foster O. and Macel P. 
(Brotherton) French. He spent his childhood in Sebring and graduated from Sebring 
High School in 1956. He attended Eastern Nazarene University.  He married 
Frances R. Irvin on August 22, 1959, and they have been inseparable ever since. 
Together, they raised four children in Sebring. Throughout their 61-year marriage, 
Ed and Fran were active in church and community organizations, including Buckeye 
Trailer Club, Gideons, Good Sam's Trailer Club, Sebring Nazarene Church, Winona 
Friends Church, Salem First Friends Church, and Sebring Holiness Campmeeting.  
During his 82 years, Ed had many jobs, working both as a laborer and a small 
business owner. He was co-owner of French's Menswear in Beloit, and owned and 
operated French's Mobile Home Service and Supply in Sebring. He was known as 
someone who worked exceptionally hard, and he offered his skills to family and 
friends in need.  More than anything, Ed was dedicated to the church, both his 
Salem First Friends Church and the larger Christian community. He held many 
church-related positions, including church board member, camp board member, 
youth director, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. His favorite pastimes 
included reading and studying the Bible, listening to Christian music, and watching 
Christian television--sometimes, all at the same time. Preceding Ed in death were 
his parents, his brothers (Austin D., Charles O. and D. Carroll), and a daughter 
(Robyn E. Winn of Winona). Surviving him are his wife, Frances R. (Irvin) French, 
three children (Justice Judi French (Ed Skeens) of Columbus, Ken (Kim) French of 
Peninsula, and Amee (James) Henderson of Ellet), ten grandchildren, and 24 great-
grandchildren. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving and attentive care Ed 
received from Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, as well as the love and 
support Ed, Fran, and their children have received from friends, extended family, 
and the Salem First Friends Church family. Friends and Family will gather to 
celebrate Ed’s life on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Salem First Friends Church, 
1028 Jennings Avenue, Salem, Ohio, 44460: Visitation with family from 10:00 a.m. 
to 11:00 a.m.; Funeral Service officiated by Rev. Dr. Barry C. French and Pastor 
Peter Fowler, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements and services by the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem, Ohio. In lieu of 
flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to Salem First Friends Church, 
1028 Jennings Avenue, Salem, Ohio, 44460, or Sebring Holiness Campmeeting, 
P.O. Box 97, Sebring, Ohio, 44672 (www.SebringCamp.org).

Saturday October 10, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Robert K. Howell, 89, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Park Vista 
Health Center in Boardman. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home and Cremation Services.

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Robert K. Howell, 89, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Park Vista 
Health Center in Boardman. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home and Cremation Services.

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Robert K. Howell, 89, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Park Vista 
Health Center in Boardman. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home and Cremation Services.

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Tammy Hiner, age 50, of Columbiana, died on Thursday, October 8, 
2020 at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on April 7, 1970 in Salem, daughter of Jack Waggle and Jane 
Altomare-Johnson.

Tammy had worked as an office manager with Homecare Advantage and was a 
member of First Christian Church of Columbiana. She enjoyed hand making soy 
candles and reading.

Tammy leaves behind her husband, Darryl Hiner, whom she married on October 8, 
1988; daughter, Amber Hiner of Buffalo, NY; son, Adam Hiner of Columbiana; sister, 
Kristen (John Blankenship) Waggle of Columbiana; brother, Timothy McClun of 
Canton, OH; mother Jane (James) Johnson and father Jack (Joyce) Waggle

She was preceded in death by her father, Clinton "Pete" George McClun.

Per the families wishes no services will be 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

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
Nancy M. Lanterman, 77 of Berlin Center, passed away early Tuesday morning, 
October 6, 2020 at Windsor House of Canfield. Nancy was born January 26, 1943 in 
Salem, the daughter of Gus and Eleanor Marie (Prince) Edling. She was a graduate 
of Salem High School class of 1961 and was furniture upholsterer with Luxaire. She 
attended Greenford Christian Church. Nancy enjoyed swimming, sewing, and going 
to garage sales. Her husband, the late Frank Lanterman, whom she married June 
29, 1989, passed away January 14, 2019. Nancy leaves two children, Tami (Rick) 
Baringer of Newton Falls, and Glen Bartholow of Toledo, and two grandchildren, 
Stephanie, and Ryan Baringer. Nancy also leaves Franks two daughters, Lisa 
Poynter of North Benton and Cheryl Snow of Salem, along with several other family 
members and friends. Besides her parents and husband Nancy was preceded in 
death by a brother Jim Edling. Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Monday at the 
Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel where services will be held at 11 AM on 
Monday.

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
Ann Louise (Highfield) Berger, 81, of Salem passed away on Friday, October 9, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ann was born on July 26, 1939 in Salem, Ohio to the 
late Paul and Roberta (Hoskins) Highfield. Ann grew up in Winona, Ohio where she 
helped her dad in his garage by pumping gas while he was busy fixing almost 
anything the customer brought in.

Ann attended grade school at St. Paul in Salem. She also attended Salem High 
School graduating in 1957. After graduation, she worked at Home Savings Bank as 
a teller. During this time she met her husband to be at Hi Neighbor dance hall. They 
were married at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Salem, Ohio on September 22, 
1962. She was a homemaker, mother, and craft person. Ann was very good at 
sewing, knitting and cooking.

As the youngest went to school she went back to the workplace. She worked 23 
years at Andrews Honda in Salem. She worked as the title clerk, bookkeeper and 
inventory control. She had an active license as a Notary Public. Ann was a member 
of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown. She served on various 
committees including altar care.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Dale Berger; three children Amy 
(Joe) Martin, Tracy (Phil) Walleck and Tim (Melissa) Berger; six grandchildren; 3 
great-grandchildren; a sister Therese Dimoff and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents Ann was preceded in death by a brother Joe Highfield and a 
sister Mary Jane Wollam.

A funeral service celbrating Ann's life will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 
at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown with Pastor Bob 
Sander officiating. Friends and family will be recieved the hour proior to the service 
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will take place at North 
Georgetown Cemetery. The family asks in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be 
made to the charity of the donors choise or the Emmanuel Memorial Fund, 27485 
Main St., P.O. Box 2 North Georgetown, Ohio 44465. 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

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
Ann Louise (Highfield) Berger, 81, of Salem passed away on Friday, October 9, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ann was born on July 26, 1939 in Salem, Ohio to the 
late Paul and Roberta (Hoskins) Highfield. Ann grew up in Winona, Ohio where she 
helped her dad in his garage by pumping gas while he was busy fixing almost 
anything the customer brought in.

Ann attended grade school at St. Paul in Salem. She also attended Salem High 
School graduating in 1957. After graduation, she worked at Home Savings Bank as 
a teller. During this time she met her husband to be at Hi Neighbor dance hall. They 
were married at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Salem, Ohio on September 22, 
1962. She was a homemaker, mother, and craft person. Ann was very good at 
sewing, knitting and cooking.

As the youngest went to school she went back to the workplace. She worked 23 
years at Andrews Honda in Salem. She worked as the title clerk, bookkeeper and 
inventory control. She had an active license as a Notary Public. Ann was a member 
of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown. She served on various 
committees including altar care.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Dale Berger; three children Amy 
(Joe) Martin, Tracy (Phil) Walleck and Tim (Melissa) Berger; six grandchildren; 3 
great-grandchildren; a sister Therese Dimoff and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents Ann was preceded in death by a brother Joe Highfield and a 
sister Mary Jane Wollam.

A funeral service celbrating Ann's life will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 
at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown with Pastor Bob 
Sander officiating. Friends and family will be recieved the hour proior to the service 
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will take place at North 
Georgetown Cemetery. The family asks in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be 
made to the charity of the donors choise or the Emmanuel Memorial Fund, 27485 
Main St., P.O. Box 2 North Georgetown, Ohio 44465. 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

Friday October 09, 2020

Obituary
  Janice L. Wilson, age 77, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at home on October 
8, 2020.

  She was born on May 2, 1943 to James Donnellan and Rebecca (Furner) 
Donnellan. 

  Janice was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she taught 
Sunday school and preschool. She was also a social member of the VFW Post 
3747 and Louisville Eagles.

  Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Timothy Stutler, Stefanie (Rudy) 
Marini, and Jason Stutler; her siblings, Shirley Oliverio, Clarice Shaver, Mike 
(Brenda) Donnellan, and John (Pam) Donnellan; a brother in law, Karl Shaver; 
grandchildren, Allison (Nate) Morrison, Brook Stutler, Nick (Raeann) Niner, Brandon 
Stutler, Jordan (Sierra) Stutler, Morgan Stutler and Josh Cameron; and 7 great-
grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Donna Donnellan, Pam 
Donnellan, Mary Lambert, Jean Shaver and Jim Donnellan.

  The family would like to thank Brandon for taking such good care of his 
grandmother.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Wednesday October 14th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor James White officiating. Friends 
may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th.

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

Thursday October 08, 2020

Obituary
Daniel Michael Patrick Sr., 71, passed away on October 6, 2020 at home with his 
family by his side. Dan was born on October 3, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio a son of 
the late William and Anna Letvin Patrick. A lifelong resident of the area Dan was a 
1968 graduate of Ursuline High School. Upon graduation from high school he 
entered the United States Air Force. From 1968 to 1972 he served as active duty 
continuing as a reservist from 1972 to 1974. Dan was employed by Schwebel’s 
Baking Company for 30 years as a semi driver for the Freshness Express. Dan 
enjoyed his retirement job as a car care associate for Lane Family Funeral Homes. 
Dan was a faithful fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. Dan was a 
proud father who considered his son Dan to be the apple of his eye. He will be 
remembered as a loving grandfather to his 4 grandchildren. Dan was a member of 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Dan is survived by his loving wife Charlene 
(Cookie) Monoski Patrick, whom he married January 24, 1986; his son Daniel M. 
(Nicole) Patrick Jr.; stepdaughter Amandalynn Cramer; four grandchildren Cameron 
Cramer, Justice Hernandez, Geona Hernandez and Vinny Patrick; two brothers 
William (Genesta) Patrick, John (Karen) Patrick and his sister Margaret (Terry) 
Cramond. Per Dan’s request no calling hours or services will be held. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes to leave condolences to the family.

Thursday October 08, 2020

Obituary
Dennis R. Tasker, Age 72, passed away at Alliance Community Hospital on October 
6, 2020.

  He was born in Alliance, Ohio to Tom and Irene (Vargo) Tasker.  

Dennis was a graduate of Alliance High School. He was the creator and owner of 
Taskers Body Shop for over 30 years until his son Mark took over.

 He was a member of South Side Church of God. Dennis was also a member of the 
Elks. He enjoyed working on old cars and motorcycles, as well as golfing. Dennis 
especially loved spending time with family.

  He served honorably in the United States Coast Guard.

 Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Deborah Tasker whom he married on 
December 7, 1976; his son, Mark A. Tasker; his daughter, Denise Tasker; 
grandchildren, Dylan Joseph Tasker and Finnegan Thomas Fretter; brothers 
Thomas (Linda) Tasker and David (Debbie) Tasker; and close friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and many friends. 

  A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Monday October 12th at 12:00 p.m. friends may call one hour prior as well as 
Sunday October 11th from 6-9 p.m.

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

Wednesday October 07, 2020

Obituary
Jeffrey W. Grant, 32 of Canfield died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Youngstown of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, 
September 26th. Jeffrey was born January 26, 1988 in Youngstown, a son of 
Richard E. and Judith L. (Beight) Grant and was a lifelong area resident. He 
graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 2006 and had worked as a metal 
stamper for PHD, Inc. manufacturing in Columbiana. Jeffrey loved motorcycles, 
cars, dirt bikes and go-carts. He liked to take things apart and put things back 
together, trying it to make it better. Jeffrey enjoyed target shooting; spending time 
outdoors and being with friends. He leaves his mother, Judy Grant and father, 
Richard Grant, both of Youngstown and a sister, Rachel E. Grant of Howland. 
Jeffrey also leaves his grandmothers, Jerolyn Hanson of Austintown, Shirley Beight 
of New Middletown; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded 
in death by his grandfathers, Richard Grant, Fred Hanson and Fred Beight. Friends 
may call on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at LaneFuneral 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.

Wednesday October 07, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Vivian "Zim" Wenderoth, age 94, of Columbiana, died on Tuesday, 
October 6, 2020 at Assumption Village, North Lima.

She was born on March 21, 1926 in Columbiana, a daughter of the late Homer and 
Catherine Shearer Zimmerman.

Vivian was a Homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of 
Columbiana. She spent a portion of her life living in Kansas City and California after 
high school. Vivian had also worked at A & P Grocery Store in Columbiana.

Her husband, Robert V Wenderoth, whom she married on March 8, 1953, preceded 
her in death on, May 1, 2013.

Vivian is survived by her daughter, Kathy Wenderoth of Columbiana; son, Gary (Kris 
McKee) Wenderoth of Columbiana; sister, Joan Gaskill of Columbiana, and two 
grandsons, Daniel and Phillip Wenderoth.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Cross, LaNorma Shirey and 
Jane Garrity and a brother, Larry Zimmerman.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the family has chosen to hold private family services 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral home, Columbiana.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3711 Starr Centre 
Drive Suite 4, Canfield, OH 44406.

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

Tuesday October 06, 2020

Obituary
Doris M. Lasher, age 94 of Canfield, passed away on September 29, 2020. She was 
born August 26, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio. 
She graduated from South High School in 1944. She worked at Strouss-Hirshberg 
Company and General Electric early in her life. 
Doris was a devoted wife and mother, who took great pride in decorating and caring 
for her home. She was a member of the Fact and Fiction Federated Club and the 
Suburban Garden Club. She loved her four dogs, Candy, Mandy, Molly and 
especially Betsy. For several years she participated in a weekly ceramics class, and 
she always loved planting and looking after her flower garden. 
On September 20, 1952, Doris was united in marriage to her husband Wallace E. 
Lasher, who preceded her in death on December 14, 1994. 
Doris is survived by her children: Michael (Patti), Robert, Richard (Dean) and Kevin 
(Shoko). Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother Jessie L. 
Martin. 
A private service was held for the immediate family. A memorial service will take 
place at a future date. 
The family requests any donations be made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley.

Tuesday October 06, 2020

Obituary
Fowler – Bernis Fizet, 85, passed away Thursday morning, October 1, 2020 at her 
home, surrounded by her family. 
Bernis was born on February 16, 1935 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late 
Alvin and Jane (Dunmire) Summers. 
She enjoyed playing cards with neighborhood and family card clubs, playing board 
games, and watching game shows. As an avid baseball fan she loved attending 
Scappers games and watching and attending games of her favorite team, the 
Cleveland Indians. One of her favorite events was shopping with her sisters and 
niece every Saturday. She also loved to spend time with her family. 
Bernis will be deeply missed by her husband, Charles Fizet Sr., whom she married 
on June 27, 1953; her children, Charles Fizet Jr. and his wife Nancy and Donna 
Ketcham and her husband Ken; her grandson, Kurt Ketcham and his wife Erin; step-
grandchildren, Kris Ketcham and his wife Lisa and Kasey Ketcham and his wife 
Betsy Ketcham; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Miller, Gail Johnson, and 
June Summers; and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Balestra and 
Betty Summers; and brothers, Alvin, Charles, George, Glenn, Paul, and Infant 
Summers. 
Private services will be held at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel in 
Brookfield with burial to follow at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare 
League of Trumbull County located at 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road Vienna, OH 
44473 or the Cleveland Indians Charities at 2401 Ontario Street 
Cleveland, OH 44115. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday October 06, 2020

Obituary
Edward A. “Eb” Hull, 88, passed away Monday afternoon, October 5, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman. Eb, as he was known, was born July 31, 1932 in 
Canfield, the son of Jerome and Doris (Humes) Hull. He was a graduate of Canfield 
High School, class of 1950 and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Eb 
retired from General Motors Lordstown plant where he worked for more than 30 
years. He also worked for White House Fruit Farms, Baird Brothers Sawmill, and 
was a licensed auctioneer, but Eb was first and foremost a farmer at heart and loved 
farming and raising poultry. He also enjoyed working and cutting wood. Eb leaves 
his wife the former Ruth A. Baird, whom he married December 3, 1960, three 
children, Tim (Sue) Hull of North Jackson, Kim (Charles) Sisco of Salem, and Kay 
Ann (Joe) Smith of Berlin Center, eight grandchildren, Clayton, Sierra Hull, Mikaela, 
Naquelle, and Karesia Sisco, and Alexandria, Emily and Levi Smith, and one great 
grandchild, Isabella. Eb also leaves four brothers, Jerry Hull of East Okemos, MI, 
Franklin Hull of Detroit, MI, David Hull of Canfield, and Walter Hull of Dublin, OH. 
Besides his parents, Eb was preceded in death by a son Brad Hull, two sisters, 
Donna Balcomb, and Mary Ellen Russell, and two brothers, Woodrow and Herb 
Hull. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday, October 7 and again 
from 10 to 11 AM Thursday, October 8, at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, 
where services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday. Friends and family may view this 
obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Tuesday October 06, 2020

Obituary
Cheryl Ann (Kyser) Zamborsky 58, of Salem, died at 10:12 AM Thursday, October 
1, 2020. She was born on February 19, 1962, the daughter of Donald Kyser and the 
late Ann (McCullough) kyser. She was a homemaker, a 1980 graduate of 
Columbiana High School and a member of the Salem First Baptist Church. Cheryl 
loved and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved hummingbirds and beautiful flowers 
of the seasons. Her love was shared with all those around her especially with the 
family. She enjoyed the family and friends as they would come by for visits. Cheryl 
was always there for many, as well as her father making sure he was taken care of. 
In addition to her father of Columbiana, she is survived by her husband, Kirk 
Zamborsky, children: Brandon Keylor of Boardman and Nate Keylor of Columbiana; 
Stepdaughter Taylor Janky of Chester, WV. In addition to her mother, she was 
preceded in death by a brother Butch Kyser. There will be no services held. 
Donations and cards of sympathy may be sent to the family in care of 444 ½ Ohio 
Avenue, Salem, Ohio 44460 Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

Monday October 05, 2020

Obituary
Walter Thomas Campbell 96, died Friday, October 2, 2020 at his home in Salem, 
with his family by his side.

He was born on May 3, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA., son of the late Thomas and Elsie 
(Beards) Campbell.

Walter served in WWII, receiving a Purple Heart Award. He attended Houghton 
College, and then worked for 43 years at Bell Telephone in Pittsburgh. He was a 
member of the Pittsburgh Wesleyan Methodist Church, where he served as a youth 
leader, Sunday School secretary, and church treasurer, and on various committees.  
He was passionate about Christian education, ISF and missions in general. He also 
had a life-long interest in photography.

Besides his parents, Walter was preceded in death by a younger brother, Robert 
(1928). He is survived by his wife, Roine (Nicol) Campbell whom he married 
October 16, 1959; four children, Brian (Marsha) Campbell of Natrona Heights, PA., 
Bruce (Genevela) Campbell of Salem, Barbara (David) Sannes of Salem; and 
Brenda (Michael) Lynn of Canfield; and eleven grandchildren: Braden and Brett 
Campbell; Sherina, Evan, and Shandria Campbell; Victor (Rani) and Bradley 
Sannes; Aimee, Andrew, Melissa, and James Lynn.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11 AM, Salem Wesleyan 
Methodist Church (1095 New Garden Avenue, Salem, Ohio 44460). The Rev. 
Stanley Graybill will be officiating.  The burial will immediately follow in Grandview 
Cemetery in Salem. A time of visitation will be from 9 AM to 10:45 AM Wednesday 
at the church. The Salem Honor Guard will offer military honors at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist 
Missions, POB 357, Salem, Ohio 44460-0357.

Please wear a mask when attending visitation and services to protect Roine and the 
family. Please avoid contact with the family as well.

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