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Gerald Riebold, age 84, passed away at The Meadows at Osborn Park on January 12, 2021.

He was born on November 9, 1936 in Steubenville, Ohio to Elvie (Dawson) and Red Riebold.

Gerald was one of the first plumbers in the US Navy Seabees serving in the Artic and Antartic where he helped build the stations from the ground up. He also served in the United States Airforce during which time he spent eight years in Korea and Asia and traveled around the world 7 times.  He later worked for the Alliance City Water Department until his retirement. Gerald enjoyed fishing and wood working. He also served as a crossing guard for the Alliance City Schools. Gerald was a member of the VFW Post 1036 and Tri County Church of Christ.

 Those left to cherish his memory are his son, David (Sue) Riebold; daughter, Sherri Riebold; grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Kerri and Mariann; step-children, Penny, Patty and Paula; step-grandchildren, Brittney, Eddie, Liz, Ramon, Anthony, Jazymin and Alex; and numerous great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leah Riebold; and his brother, Donald Riebold.

  A funeral service will be held at Highland Memorial Park on January 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

  Memorial contributions can be made to the VFW Post 1036, 141 W Main St, Alliance, OH.

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

 

 

 

 

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Mary Beth (Akins) Schulze, age 99, passed away at Stone Creek Assisted Living on January 12, 2021.

She was born on January 29, 1921 in Alliance, Ohio to Glen I. Akins and Mary M. (Bossert) Akins.

Mary Beth was the National Commander of the DAV Auxiliary from 1975-1976. She was the first honorary life member of the Carnation City Players. Mary Beth was a member of Abiding Savior Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Pam (Fred) Weibel and Dennis (Karen) Schulze; four grandchildren, Adam, Drew, Greg and Christina; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur F. Schulze; and her siblings, Willis, Dale, Clem, Robert, Ruthann, Virginia, and Dorothy.

Per Mary Beth’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

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

 

 

 

 

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Geraldine L. Govern, age 81, of Alliance, passed away at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at University Hospitals Geauga in Chardon, Ohio.

Geraldine was born October 9, 1939 in Marlboro to Richard and Mildred (Myers) Schisler.

Geraldine was the former sexton of Marlboro Cemetery for 52 years. She retired in 2008. Geraldine was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she was a former trustee and helped with funeral dinners. She also served on The Marlboro Memorial Day Committee. Geraldine enjoyed quilting, sewing and spending time with her family and her dog, Hazel.

Survivors include her daughters, Jodi Govern, and Kimberly (Eric) Niskanen; her son, John “Rick” (Jeanine) Govern; and three grandchildren, Tyler Niskanen, Nicole Funk and Bryce Reed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward Govern; and her brother Lee Schisler.

The family will receive friends at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. A private family service will be held. Interment will be at Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Stark County Humane Society, P.O. Box 7077 Louisville, Ohio 44641 and Aldersgate United Methodist, Church 11394 Edison St NE, Alliance, OH 44601.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance, Ohio. 

 

 

 

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Carol L. Clark (AKA NAN) age 77 passed away peacefully Wednesday January 13, 2021 at her home. She was born July 25, 1943 in Alliance to Genet Gensler and Carl Householder and later adopted by Michael Senior and Katherine Montesano. She was preceded in death by both sets of parents and her husband Delbert Clark. Survivors include three daughters; Jackie Hartsoe of Alliance, Dana Watts of Minerva, and Holli (Ed) Morrison of Canton and a step-son; James Clark of Alliance. She has 16 grand-children and 17.5 great- grand-children. She worked in the healthcare field for over 50 years. Starting out as an aide and then ran a nursing home in North Carolina. She was an Activity director in two local nursing homes and as an Assisted Living Director. She enjoyed shopping, decorating her home, listening to country music, dancing, yard saling, playing games, and talking to her friends via her computer. Per her wishes cremation will take place and a Private Celebration of Life 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.

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth “Ken” J. Whitehouse Jr., 50, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at his residence in Youngstown. 

Born April 10, 1970 in Youngstown, Ken was the son of Kenneth J. and Donna (Creese) Whitehouse Sr. 

Ken was an affectionate animal lover, and especially loved birds and his beloved dog Ella. 

Ken leaves to cherish his memories his parents Kenneth and Donna; his brother Tim (Mimi) Whitehouse; his sister Tami (Bill Tedder); his niece Donna Huskins and great niece Abby and Rylee. 

Ken is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

Per Ken’s wishes, no services were held.

 

 

 

 

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Salem - Carl Russell Sebrell, age 89, of Salem, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Salem West Healthcare, Salem.

He was born on June 20, 1931 in Leetonia, OH, son of the late Walter and Beth Groner Sebrell.

Mr. Sebrell was a graduate from the class of ‘49 from Leetonia High School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Korea, where he earned a machinist’s trade. He was a lifelong member of St. Jacobs United Church in Leetonia and a former member of the Mt. Nebo Grange. Mr. Sebrell belonged to and was treasurer for the 126 Tr-State VFW post 8168 chapter of Korean Ward Vets. Mr. Sebrell loved creating with his hands. the toy boxes, record cases, clocks, tractors, shelves and sporting yard sign of the Indians. He enjoyed listening to the Ohio State football games on the radio when he couldn’t watch them on TV.

His wife, Thelma Louise Kuntze, whom he married on May 6, 1956, preceded him in death on, March 28, 2008.

Carl is survived by his three sons, Gary David (Becky) Sebrell of Salem, Kevin Allen Sebrell of Barberton and Rick Lee (Susan) Sebrell of Boardman, two grandsons, four step-grandchildren, five great grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Harold Sebrell

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Private Family Services will be held at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Reverend Stephen W. Broache officiating.

Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park Inc., Beloit.

Military honors will be accorded by the Salem Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley and St. Jacob's U.C.C. Memorial Fund.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucille Maurer, age 94, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Woodlawn Compassionate Care. She was born September 14, 1926 in Orrville, OH to the late Henry and Edith Martin. She, with her husband Clayton, owned and operated Maurer Decorating for over 30 years. Starting in the early 60’s she made wedding cakes through the 90’s. She enjoyed volunteering at several soup kitchens in the area and St. Joseph Care Center. She was a long-time member of Beech Mennonite Church and taught Sunday School for pre schoolers for many years. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton in 1994 and her son, Edward in 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Carole (Duane) Hallman; two grandsons, Marc (Juli) Hallman and Matt (Trish) Hallman; five great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Skylar, Aaron, Micah, Ethan and Halle and her daughter-in-law, Fran Maurer.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday at Beech Mennonite Church with Pastor Matt Reed officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Monday morning at the Church. Lucille will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beech Mennonite Church or Aultman Compassionate Care. Online condolences may be left at wwwstierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Arlen J. Durfee, age 77, of Louisville, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. He was born in The Dalles, Oregon, to the late James and Ruth (Kennedy) Durfee. Arlen retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and was a member of the Louisville First Assembly of God Church.

Arlen is survived by his wife, Constance M. “Connie” Durfee; two daughters, Diona M. (Tod) Murphy, Nikole Cummings and her significant other, Jeff Williams; a son, Brian (Andrea) Bossart; a sister, Shirley Deitering; three brothers, Michael (Melissa) Durfee, Larry McClune and Emery McClune; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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

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Geraldine L. Govern, age 81, of Alliance, passed away at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at University Hospitals Geauga in Chardon, Ohio.

Geraldine was born October 9, 1939 in Marlboro to Richard and Mildred (Myers) Schisler.

Geraldine was the former sexton of Marlboro Cemetery for 52 years. She retired in 2008. Geraldine was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she was a former trustee and helped with funeral dinners. She also served on The Marlboro Memorial Day Committee. Geraldine enjoyed quilting, sewing and spending time with her family and her dog, Hazel.

Survivors include her daughters, Jodi Govern, and Kimberly (Eric) Niskanen; her son, John “Rick” (Jeanine) Govern; and three grandchildren, Tyler Niskanen, Nicole Funk and Bryce Reed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward Govern; and her brother Lee Schisler.

The family will receive friends at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. A private family service will be held. Interment will be at Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Stark County Humane Society, P.O. Box 7077 Louisville, Ohio 44641 and Aldersgate United Methodist, Church 11394 Edison St NE, Alliance, OH 44601.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance, Ohio. 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM – Charles N. Double Sr., 68, died Sunday, January 10, 2021. He was born January 19, 1952 in Salem, son of the late Kenneth Sr. and Barbara (Holmes) Double.

Charles served in the United States Air Force. He was a person who was calm in the storm. Charles was a maker and creator, including computers, 3-D printing and woodworking. He loved flying and the ocean with a degree in Marine Biology. Charles was a gift giver and personally made his gifts.

Survivors include three sons, Brian Double of Salem, Charles Double Jr. of Salem and Alex Double of Alliance; daughter, Meghan Roth of London; two sisters, Elaine Waller of Dover and Pat Sypko of Salem; a brother, Kenneth Double Jr. of Salem; nine grandchildren; fiancé, Mindy Myers of Uniontown and former wife and friend, Julie Benner of East Palestine.

Besides his parents, one child, Casey Double also preceded him in death.

A private service to be determined.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Wilbur J. Hughes 85 of Sebring passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Wilbur was born on June 7, 1935 the son of the late Harold and Minnie Belle (Waugaman) Hughes. He was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and was the owner/operator of Hughes Auto and worked as a bus driver for Sebring Local Schools for 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf, and growing hot peppers always getting people and friends to try one. Wilbur was also an associate member of the Sebring American Legion as well as the former Sebring VFW.

 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Evelyn Gayle (Stoffer) Hughes whom he married on June 20, 1956, a son Scott (Sue) Hughes of Beloit, seven grandchildren; Andrea, Hilary, Travis, Megan, Carrie, Erika, Robin as well as seven great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Beth Gooding, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

 

Per his request private services will be held. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring Chapel

 

 

 

 

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Thomas R. Boyce, age 68, passed away suddenly at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital on January 13, 2021.

He was born on September 30, 1952 in Canton, Ohio to Joseph and Betty Boyce.

Thomas graduated from Marlington High School in 1971. He then started Boyce Plumbing where he was the owner and operator.  When not being a genius in the plumbing world, Tom enjoyed his time fishing, hunting, camping, wood working and spending time with his wife and family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Penny (Patterson) Boyce, whom he married April 26, 1975; his children, Megan (Matt) Hunt, Shane (Tia) Boyce, Lindsay (Joe Battershell) Boyce; his parents; siblings, Ray (Charlene) Boyce,  Bill (Kathy) Boyce, and Diane (Lee) Boyce-Berger; grandchildren, Garret and Gavin Hunt and Emma, Aleeya, Faith Boyce.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dave Boyce.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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John Arthur Innella, 70, passed away at 5:30 p.m on Sunday, January, 10, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital /Mercy Health in Youngstown.

 

He was born on July 10, 1950 in Port Jervis, NY to his parents the late Eugene and Mary Jane (Stempert) Innella.

 

John was a 1970 graduate of Port Jarvis High School in NY. Following graduation he became a builder with his interest being in that of house construction. He later found employment as a tanker truck driver hauling petroleum products, but still enjoyed keeping his hand in the construction business as that of a “Handyman”. In his younger years, John could be found spending his free time hunting and fishing. In more recent years, he enjoyed passing the time by playing games on the computer. His favorite game was “World of War”.

 

He is survived by his son, John II (Sarah) Innella, and a daughter, Jenny Innella both of Salem, OH, a brother Rich (Jane) Innella of NJ, and sister; Eugenia Innella of Berlington, NC.

 

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his wife Brenda (Tackett) Innella who passed away in 2005.

 

There are no services at this time.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Betty Lou (Andric) Meek, 88 of Salem, OH passed away at 2:04 a.m on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Salem Regional Medical Center due to complications with Covid.

 

She was born on June 1, 1932 in Elkton, OH to her parents, the late Laurin and Pearl (Westover) Andric.

 

Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Making her lifelong career that of taking care of her family and running her household. She took great joy in serving her family in this way. There were several things that she enjoyed doing in her spare time. She especially enjoyed dancing and singing. Betty was an avid sewer and passed the time cross-stitching as well. Her fondest times were when she had the opportunity to visit with her grandchildren.

 

Betty is survived by her children; Deborah Seidner of Hanoverton, OH, Wade Swanson of Hanoverton, OH, Susie (Mike) Rowley of Lebanon, OH. Additionally, she is survived by her special friend Ed Moore, Many grandchildren, many many great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband Donald W. Meek whom she married in 1968 and passed away in 1985, her brothers; Carl, Larry, Chuck, and Gary Andric, and a son; Homer Swanson, the father of her three children whom she divorced, Homer Swanson Sr.

 

There are no services scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Dallas Stacy 79, Canal Fulton (formerly of the area), died at 10:05 AM Tuesday, January 12, 2021, due to a sudden illness.

 

He was born on May 25, 1942 in Salem, the son of the late Howard and Irene (Oros) Stacy.

 

He moved to the Echoing Ridge Residential in Canal Fulton and settled into a nice caring environment. Dallas enjoyed going out and cruising around in his wheel chair. The computer was a great outlet for him to keep up with family and friends. He may have been limited on things, but he was good on the computer and a champion at checkers. He was also a wonderful Numismatists, and had a wonderful collection to prove it. Dallas may not have been a major sports follower, but the Indians and Browns were his favorite to follow. The fact that he was able to see the Browns win was so wonderful.

 

He is survived by his brothers Earl Stacy of Boardman and Dwight (Paula) Stacy of Salem.

 

Preceded in death by his parents and a brother Milan Patrick “Pat” Stacy in 1960.

 

Services will be held on Saturday, 1 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Pastor Kari Lankford will be officiating. The burial will be at the Zion Cemetery, N. Middletown, Oh. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the services.

 

The family would like to thank his care givers and staff of Echoing Ridge for all the care and compassion over the many years for Dallas.

 

Please make donations to St Jude Children's 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

 

 

 

 

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Marilyn Jean (Gantz) Deeter 82, Lisbon, died at 6:35 AM Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Ctr., Salem.

 

She was born on September 6, 1938, in Carrollton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Albert and Annabel (Thompson) Gantz.

 

Marilyn was a lifetime area resident and a member of the Rogers Assembly of God Church for over 25 years. She was a devout christian and shared his love with those around her. She was an active member of the ladies group of the church and took a missionary trip to Africa.

 

Marilyn was known for her delicious pies she made as well as her other cooking she did. She loved to listen to gospel music and go out dancing. In good weather, she liked boating at Tappan Lake as well as West Branch Lake.

 

She is survived by her husband, Lynn Morris Deeter whom she married on July 22, 1991, her children: Deborah Byers of Iowa, Kimberly Beckley of Texas and Kathy (Jerry) Fiene of Tennessee, step children: Scott (Melissa) Deeter of E. Palestine, Matthew (Doni) Deeter of New Galilee, Pa., and Denise (Scott) Gane of E. Palestine, sister Shirley O’Hanlon of Beloit, many grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death one grandchild, siblings: Thomas, Richard and Donald Gantz and Cheryl Syx.

 

Services will be held on Sunday, 4 PM at the Mt. Calvary Community Church (1993 Waterford Road, E. Palestine, Oh) with the Rev. Kenneth Stull officiating. A time of visitation will be from 3-4 PM Sunday.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert “Dale” Hamilton Jr, age 68, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 13 2021. Dale was born July 17, 1952 in Canton OH to the Robert and Betty Hamilton Sr.  He is survived by his best friend and wife of 34 years, Shirley Hamilton; five children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He tried to attend all his grandchildren’s sporting events. Dale loved to dance with Shirley to the song “Remember When” every time it came on (They once stopped in the middle of the highway to dance to this song). He leaves behind his love for yard work, music, and performances with several bands. He truly was a singing star; heaven gained a talented man that is now singing in a band for the Lord.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences to the family may be made at www.stierisraelfunneralhome.com

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LEETONIA - Mary Louise Daily Usis, age 96, was accepted by the Lord in Salem, Ohio on January 12, 2021.  She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, November 23, 1924 to Kaho and Helen Daily.

Her parents moved to California in 1929, where she received her schooling. She graduated from Anna Heads, a private young ladies school, and then attended the University of California at Berkeley.

She married her childhood sweetheart December 10, 1943 and became a devoted homemaker for the remainder of her life. Like her husband, she attended Mount Union College at the end of the Second World War.  She enjoyed being a military wife and liked to travel abroad accompanying her husband on all his military assignments in the US, as well as Iceland, Scotland, and the Philippines. In Scotland, she became a Red Cross Staff Aide and helped with the “Hungarian Airlift” of European refugees in the late 1950’s.  When in the Philippines, she helped in the Clark Air Base Hospital, tending to the wounded in the surgical and rehabilitation wards on their departure from Vietnam.  She also was a member of the Sky Larks, a choral group of officer’s wives, who frequently performed for visiting dignitaries at the American Embassy in Manila.  During her lifetime travels, she enjoyed visiting and learning about the various cultures of Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Egypt and other parts of Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean.

On her husband’s retirement from the military, they returned to Leetonia, Ohio where she had first visited in 1935. She took over the care of her ailing mother-in-law, and later her father-in-law. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Salem and enjoyed helping at the church’s Almost New Shop. In addition, during her last years, she became an energetic student of British history and the English language.

She is preceded by her husband, Felix Jr. and survived by her two sons, Felix III and John and their wives, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 870 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460, or the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). 

Private family services are planned for the summer.

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 Mary’s obituary, send condolences, or order flowers visit www.starkmemorial.com.

 

 

 

 

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Michael J. LaNave, age 57, passed away at his home on January 10, 2021.

He was born on December 17, 1963 in Alliance to John D. and Darleen (Wallace) LaNave.

Michael graduated from Alliance High School in 1982 and then attended Youngstown State University. He served as an Alliance police officer for 25 years until his retirement. Michael was a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 73. He was also a member of the Alliance Historical Society. Michael enjoyed collecting police memorabilia. He was of Catholic faith.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents; sister, Lynn (Bill) Foughty; and his friend and former police partner, Jeff Carper.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel E. Huffman-LaNave.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alliance Aviators Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 3332, Alliance, Ohio and the FOP Lodge 73, P.O. Box 3230, Alliance, Ohio.

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

 

 

 

 

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Herbert (Herb) Campbell, 70, passed away unexpectedly at home with his loving wife by his side on December 30, 2020. Herb was born on March 12, 1950 in Salem, Ohio the son of Frank and Elizabeth Yerke Campbell. A 1968 graduate of Lordstown High School Herb then received a Stationary Engineer Degree from the State of Ohio. He was employed as a Third Party Authorized Inspector in the insurance business retiring in December 2019. He served as President of EAA Chapter 117 – Experimental Aircraft Association and was a board member of Eastern Ohio Conservation Club. Herb received his pilot’s license in 2015 and was proud of the Kitfox airplane he built. He loved being outdoors and spending time in the log home he constructed. A member of Harvest Point Church he served on the fundraising campaign that was instrumental in purchasing the church building/property and was known as the Sunday coffee guy. Herb is survived by his wife the former Arleen Biles whom he married on March 7, 1970, his son Kevin (Dana) Campbell, daughter Brenda (Troy) Zimmerman and grandchildren Kurt Campbell, Brandt Campbell, and Gray Morales. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry Campbell. A memorial service celebrating Herb’s life will be held on Saturday, May 29th (Memorial Day weekend) at Harvest Point Church. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Harvest Point Church, 2121 Salt Springs Road, Warren, Ohio 44481. Please visit www. lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Warren – John W. “Jack” Landers Jr., 77, passed away Monday morning, January 11, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boardman, following a battle with Covid-19. 

Jack was born on January 14, 1943 in Youngstown, son of the late John and Margaret Landers Sr. 

He was a 1961 graduate of Ursuline High School. Jack was a United States Navy veteran, having served aboard the USS Constellation CV-64 and a Vietnam veteran. He spent most of his life working in the steel mills until he retired from Copperweld Steel in Warren. 

He enjoyed fishing, traveling to Vegas, his Jeep, spending time with his group of veterans at the VFW, having breakfast every Friday with his friends, and spending time with his family. 

Jack will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Vicky Landers; his first wife and mother of his children Cindy (Courtney) Landers; children, Jeff Landers, Tim (Ann Marie) Landers, and Michelle (James) Battaglia; grandchildren, Savannah Chilcote, Abram Berry, Brian Landers, Kevin Landers, Kaitlyn Battaglia, Emma Battaglia, and Anthony Battaglia; brothers, Mike (Itala), Tom, Joe (Linda), Phil (Maryann), and Jerry Landers. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date and cremation was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel in Warren. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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William D. Bigelow, 82, passed away on January 13, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Bill was born on February 16, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio the son of Harry Bigelow and Camilla Casper Malits. Bill graduated from South High School and began a lifelong commitment to education earning a Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University, a Master of Education from Westminster College and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Central Bible College. He received his credentials from the Assembly of God. He was employed by the Youngstown Public Schools as a social studies teacher and counselor retiring in 1996 after 31 years of service. A man of faith Bill pastored a small church during his time at Central Bible College and was a member of Highway Tabernacle Church. A compassionate man he was generous with his time, talent and resources. He founded a Christian Coffee House in Youngstown where he ministered to many. He also participated in nursing home ministry. Bill was a colorful detailed storyteller who was well read and knowledgeable about world events. 

Bill is survived by his brother Byron Bigelow, sisters Alda Kollat, Dora Baker and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Claire, Paul, and Harry Bigelow, Charles Perry and sisters Dorothy Gill, Rose Greist and Camilla Pfeiffer. 

Private services have been held with Pastor Joel Theis officiating. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44511. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes to leave condolences to the family.

 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - Richard L. Rosenberg passed away at his home January 14, 2021, surrounded by family.  He was born March 23, 1944 in Williamsport, PA, and was entrusted to David and Helen (Fultz) Rosenberg, his adopted parents, who provided a caring and loving home. Richard retired from The Electric Furnace Company after over 30 years as a draftsman. Richard’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially hunting with his son and grandson.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha whom he married April 18, 1964; son, Terry (Disa) Rosenberg; grandchildren, Kirstie (Ben) Williamson and TJ (Shelley) Rosenberg; great grandchildren, Annika, Lucas and Landon Williamson and Tenley and Ripken Rosenberg. He is also survived by his biological mother, Mildred (Dearborn) Walton, who courageously entrusted his adoption to David and Helen Rosenberg, his half brothers, Harold (Nancy) Walton and Clyde (Marie) Walton, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, his brother-in-law, Calvin Frantz also preceded him in death.

A special thank you to Salem Regional Medical Center, St. Elizabeth and the Cleveland Clinic hospitals, Dr. Walter Dombroski and Kelly Dickey for the care of our loved one.

Following Rick’s wishes, no calling hours will be observed.  A celebration of his 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 have been entrusted to Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Elizabeth J. Jones, 89 of Sebring passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring. She was born on July 21, 1931 in Sebring the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (McQuaid) Tucker; she was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and had retired from Copeland Oaks. Elizabeth was a very active member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring. Besides her faith spending time with her family and friends was very important to her.

 

Survivors include; her five children; Mary Duvall, Liz Jones, Steve Jones, Nancy Jones and Frank (Linda) Jones. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Heather (Greg) Galvin, Josh (Katie) Jones, Zack (Anessa) Jones, five great grandchildren; Caden, Ansley, Nohl, Forest, Sibyl Jones a daughter in law Denise Jones and a brother Steve (Phyllis) Tucker. Besides her parents and husband Thomas who passed away on June 11, 1981 she was preceded in death by her son Tom, a son in law Gary Duvall, three sisters and one brother.

 

A private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring with Fr. Thomas Dyer officiating. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. In lieu of flowers momorial cintributions can be made in Elizabeth's honor to St. Ann Catholic Church 323 South 15th Street, Sebring, OH 44672. Family and friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 

 

 

 

 

 

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William K. Clupper, 75, of Cortland died January 15, 2021 at Shenango on the Green, New Wilmington, PA. William was born July 28, 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late W. Keith and Harriet (Evans) Clupper. 

He was a graduate of Brookfield High School and General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan William (Bill) worked for Packard Electric, where he was Superintendent of Component Engineering, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Hartford Community Church and a founding member of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. 

He was married to the late Velva J. (Jones) Clupper on September 7, 1985. Velva passed away August 4, 2016. Bill is survived by his two sisters, June Weaver and Joan Dawson, a stepson, Randall Hillard, granddaughter Kelley (Williams) Meeker and his great grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Family and friends may call Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 1 to 2 PM at the Hartford Community Church where services will be held at 2 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to the memorial fund of the Hartford Community Church, P.O. Box 38, Hartford, Ohio 44424, or to the National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green KY 42101 or visit www.corvettmuseum.com.

 

 

 

 

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Cortland – Dorothy Jane McGinnis, 95, passed away Monday evening, January 11, 2021 at O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home in Masury. 

Dorothy was born in Mount Morris, PA on November 16, 1925, daughter of the late Ocle and Goldie (Wade) Haines. Dorothy spent her youth in and around Mount Morris and Morgantown, West Virginia before moving to Ohio. 

She will be deeply missed by her loving sons, Harvey McGinnis and Larry (Teri) McGinnis Jr.; grandchildren, Tricia and Keith McGinnis; great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Darian; her sister Goldie Sulka; and many nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larry McGinnis Sr. whom she married January 15, 1953 and passed on August 27, 2016; brother John Haines; and sisters Mildred Vance, Madeline Wiles, and her identical twin Doris Wheeler. 

Dorothy retired from Packard Electric in 1983, and along with her husband Keith, she was the long-time owner of Village Antique and Lamp Shop on Main Street in Cortland. She was a strong, intelligent, and independent woman that loved to spend time with her family. Dorothy was an adventure waiting to happen and she enjoyed camping, dune buggies, snowmobiling and riding on a Harley Davidson with her Husband. 

Despite having lived in Ohio for many years, Dorothy never forgot her early upbringing. Dorothy was a living link to her family’s history, often telling stories of her youth and the many characters that dotted her life. 

Dorothy will forever be remembered for the laughs she created and the life lessons she provided. Mostly she will be remembered for loving her sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends passionately and unconditionally. 

Family and friends may visit from 10-12:00PM on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr NE. in Warren, with services to follow at 12:00PM at the funeral home. 

Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Bazetta Township 

Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Four Seasons Garden Club for Cortland Beautification, send in care of the funeral home. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - Carol June Adams, 74, died at her residence Sunday, January 10, 2021

Carol was born on August 13, 1946, daughter of the late William and Martha Pollard Merriman.

 She was a 1964 graduate of United Local High School. Carol was a member of Greenford Christian. Carol enjoyed cooking, baking, as well as walking her dog.

Her husband Leroy Adams who were married, Aug 12, 1970, died in 2012.

She is survived by two children, Michael (Jody) Adams of Salem and Julie Galbreath of Kensington; three grandchildren, Makena, Nichole, and Rachel; one sister, Gladys (Robert) Laughlin of Salem; one brother,  Roger (Cathy) Merriman of Novelty, OH; and two sisters-in-law, Denise Merriman and Judy Merriman.

 Besides her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Dale Merriman.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenford Christian Church. Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

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

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.

Donations may be made in Carol’s name to Greenford Christian Church, 11767 Lisbon Rd., Greenford, OH 44422.

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Early Friday, January 8, 2021, William “Bill” Raver, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 69. Bill was born on October 23, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio to Rita and William E. Raver. In his early twenties Bill enlisted into the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged, he obtained a degree from Youngstown State University. Later in his life he found a passion for excavating. Bill ran Raver Excavating for approximately 35 years. On March 20, 1998, Bill married his wife Janette Raver. Together the two raised their son, Kendall, and daughter Sarah. 

 

Bill’s main passion in life was his family. No matter how busy or hard his life was getting he would spend summers on the river, Christmases packed into a tiny living room, or even travel out of state to see one of his five grandchildren's sports games. He would go above and beyond the average grandfather, husband, and father. Bill had a way of surpassing any expectations given to him. While facing a health struggle Bill placed his family and work ahead of himself. He worked up to the last day that he was with us. Working was his way of taking care of the people he loved, and believed that it gave us the ability to have the amazing lives that we are living. 

 

Bill was preceded in death by his father, William, mother, Rita, and sister, Lizzy. He is survived by his wife Janette, his two children Kendall and Sarah. His brothers Jimmy, Tom, Vince, and David, and sisters, Ruthie, and Patty. Grandchildren Shelby, Bridgette, Conner, Gus, and Clayton. 

 

Services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Norquest Blvd. in Austintown. Calling hours will be held at 10 am until 11 am, the funeral service will follow.

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Alan Valentine, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family by his side after succumbing to complications from Covid-19, at the age of 62, on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marianne Valentine (Eighan); his two children, Daniel Alan Valentine Jr. and Stephanie (Cody) Ann Cunningham; and his granddaughter, Harper Olivia Cunningham. 

 

Daniel was born Sept. 8, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Wilbur and Helen Valentine. 

 

A lifelong area resident, Daniel was a 1976 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He went on to attend Youngstown State University where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s of Finance. 

 

He was employed by Republic Steel, Packard Electric, Delphi Automotive, and Aptive for 41 years, during which he had the honor to work alongside many respected colleagues and develop lasting friendships. 

 

Daniel found joy in life while laughing with friends, competing in family game nights, and caring for those he loved. He will be remembered fondly for the way he lit up a room while sharing stories and telling jokes. He cherished the many friendships he formed on the golf course and was thrilled whenever he could put a smile on a friend's face. As an avid sports fan, he was never shy about sharing his feelings regarding his beloved Dallas Cowboys and the fate of his fantasy sports teams. Daniel was an excellent athlete, playing varsity baseball for the Youngstown State Penguins. He lovingly passed down his sporting knowledge to his son and daughter through countless games of catch and hours of coaching. 

 

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Helen Valentine. 

 

As a husband, father, and friend, Daniel was a role-model for his children. The support and unfaltering belief he provided them will never be forgotten. They look forward to carrying on his legacy. 

 

Private services were held for Daniel on Dec. 28, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to Beatitude House.

 

 

 

 

Addison "Chip" Campbell, 63, of Louisville, passed away with his wife by his side on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Oakhill Manor Care Center in Louisville, Ohio. 

Born on November 9, 1957 in Alliance, to Addison and Betty Jane (Martin) Campbell, he lived in Alliance most of his life. 

A 1975 graduate of Alliance High School, Chip was a member of First Immanuel United Church of Christ. 

Chip was employed at SanCap Liner Technology as a Slitter Operator for over 36 years. 

Chip enjoyed bowling, was an avid golfer, and loved vacationing with family, especially at the beach. He enjoyed fantasy leagues and his Dodge Charger. 

Survivors include his wife Reta (Dyer) Campbell, whom he married on July 16, 1977; his daughter, Valerie (Phillip) McGee of Louisville; seven grandchildren, Brady McGee, Logan Whitacre, Desi McGee, Luke Whitacre, Annie McGee, Rhys McGee and Shawn McGee; a half-brother, Gary (Marilou) Campbell of Kaaii, HI; aunts and an uncle, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his maternal grandparents, Vernon and Jeannette Martin, who raised him, and his paternal grandparents, Addison and Nora Campbell. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. 

A memorial service will take place at The Lighthouse of Faith Church in Lore City on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm. 

You are invited to view Addison's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

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Karen J. Dearth, age 62, passed away at Aultman Compassionate Care on January 10, 2021.

She was born on October 31, 1958 in Alliance, Ohio to Robert and Barbara (Myers) Stanley.

Karen enjoyed playing bingo and watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband David L. Dearth, whom she married on December 6, 1983; her children, Tracy Dearth and Steve Dearth; grandchildren, Mckenzie, Gavin, Mason, Colton and Sofie; one great-grandson, Oliver; her siblings, Bobby, Lester, Kelly and Robert Stanley; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Mary Lynn Stanley, Connie Welling and David Stanley.

Per Karen’s wishes, no funeral services will be held.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert M. Kemp, age 83, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021. He was born March 13, 1937 in Belmont, OH to the late Robert L. and Carrie (Paden) Kemp. Bob was a member of Peace United Methodist Church. He was retired from Republic Steel and the United States Postal Service. He had a love for playing cards with family and friends, attending car shows and drag races, riding his John Deer Tractor and getting a burger at Bud’s Corner.

Bob is survived by his wife, Charlotte Kemp; daughter, Sonia (Tom) Zetzer; two sons, Michael (Holly) Kemp and Allen (Bev) Kemp; step-children, Doug Reed, Dan (Stacey) Reed and Nathan Reed; grandchildren, Racheal and Joe Zetzer, Ryan Kemp, MaKenna, Ava, and Lauren Kemp, Cody Reed, Jacob and Luke Reed; six great-grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews and brother and sister-in-laws. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Joan Kemp, granddaughter, Nancy Kemp and siblings, June Millard, Sally Stephens and Alice Wehr.

Funeral services will be 11am Fri at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 10:30-11am Friday morning at the funeral home. Bob will be laid to rest, with a graveside service at 2:30pm on Friday in the Rockhill Cemetery, Flushing, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Peace United Methodist Church, 5520 Ravenna Ave NE, Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Barbara A. Ewing, age 67, passed away at Aultman Hospital on January 11, 2021.

She was born on July 3, 1953 in Alliance, Ohio to Homer K Ewing Sr. and Bessie M. (Shea) Ewing.

Barb graduated from West Branch High School. She worked for Royal China and Coastal Pet. Barb was an active member of Carnation City Players for many years.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sisters, Betty Zigler and Doris Herren; friend, Teresa Slaggy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary J. Lee; and brother, Homer Ewing Jr.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donors’ favorite charity in Barb’s honor.

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

 

 

 

 

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Timothy (Tim) Clermont Moore age 59 went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family at University Hospital in Cleveland on Friday January 8, 2021 after a courageous battle with Covid-19. He was born July 11, 1961 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Francis (Pitts) Grimm and John Moore.

He is survived by his wife Cindy of 22 years, his daughter; Vanessa (Kimo) Delgado of Los Angeles, California and son; Timothy Moore of Beloit. Three sisters; Pat Grey, Deb Walker both of Sebring, and Cathy Swanson of Salem, Grandchildren; Kole, Kaylee, Kaden, and Kaleb Delgado of Los Angeles, California and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers; Donny and Tom Moore. Tim attended West Branch High School and was employed for over twenty years at Freshnark in Salem. He was hardworker both for his employer and for his family. Tim had many hobbies which included; cooking, fishing, watching WWE, riding his motorcycle and listening to rock music such as Led Zeppelin, KISS, Ozzy Osborne, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd.  Tim was an avid Browns fan.  He also enjoyed raising his goats and enjoying his fish aquarium. He will be remembered as a man who was dedicated to his family and loved them unconditionally. Private family services will be held because of the Covid pandemic. Thank you to everyone who was involved in his medical care at Aultman Alliance and University Hospital and all of our friends and family that have prayed for Tim and our family. He is now at peace.  A Private family burial will take place at West Beech Cemetery in Alliance.  Friends and family are encouraged to share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

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Wealthie B. Prince passed away peacefully at her home Sunday morning, January 10, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was 96. 

 

Wealthie was born December 1, 1924 in New Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Charles. R and Edith F. Bush. 

 

For half a century, she dedicated herself to Youngstown State University (YSU) – a place that gave her so much, including an education and an introduction to a man named Rudy, whom she would marry in 1950. 

 

Upon graduation from Wilson High School at age 17 – where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017 – Wealthie’s father enrolled her in music education classes at YSU in hopes that one day she would become the musician he never could be. Little did she know that this would open so many doors, including that of the Registrar’s Office. She worked right outside of then-President Howard “Prexy” Jones’ office. 

 

Wealthie exhibited a selfless nature her entire life. During World War II she took a nine-month hiatus from school after earning a temporary teaching certificate and helped teach music to students in the Akron area. 

 

Following the war, she returned to Youngstown to complete her classwork and obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education. She was hired by the Registrar’s Office in 1946 as post-war enrollment was at an all-time high. 

 

The relationship forged with President Jones led the newly-weds, Mr. and Mrs. Prince to become house mother and father for the football team. Shortly after their marriage in 1950 – they graciously accepted. Several years following that assignment, the couple moved into a home they built in Canfield prior to the birth of their first child. This home would become their lifelong residence. 

 

After working from home while caring for her three daughters, Wealthie returned to YSU as a part-time music instructor in 1964, and was hired as a full-time administrative specialist in the Registrar’s Office in 1968. 

 

In the 1970s, she was appointed coordinator of Student Data Services and became the liaison between Admissions & Records, and the Computer Center as various manual functions were converted to computerized systems. She was instrumental in the development of this new automated registration system – the first of its kind. 

 

During her time at Youngstown State, she served as the chair of the Public Ceremonial Committee, which was in charge of graduation ceremonies, and in 1987, she received her final promotion to associate registrar of records before her retirement in 1992. Upon retirement she was bestowed the title of administrator emeritus for her outstanding service to the University. 

 

Her retirement served her well as seven grandchildren kept her busy. She rarely missed an event of theirs, and she made sure after each one to always make them feel like they were the star of the show – no matter the outcome. 

 

For many years, Wealthie served as the organist and choir director at various churches and sang soprano in the choir at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Boardman, Ohio. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, often making hats, scarves, sweaters and afghans for the Seamen’s Church Institute, family members and the Canfield Fair. 

 

The matriarch, being the forward thinker she was, made sure to stash away afghans for her grandchildren to give to their kids, as a way to always be with them. She would do anything for anyone, and wanted to make sure they were taken care of, even after she was gone. 

 

Wealthie volunteered countless hours at various church functions for decades including the annual church raffle which she actively participated in, donating various homemade items to the cause. Wealthie was also a member of Altrusa. 

 

Wealthie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph M. Prince, who passed away July 31, 1990. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings Charles Bush and Nin (Bud) Keller. She is survived by sister-in-law and lifelong best friend Marilyn Bush. 

 

In addition, she is also survived by her three daughters: Lorie Prince, Ronie (David) Haurin, and Pattie Prince, as well as her seven grandchildren: Kerrie (Scott) Wiand, D.J. (Mallory) Haurin, Kyle (Paige) Kesner, Kellie Kesner, Michael (Kimmie) Haurin, Conner (Kaitlyn) Kesner, and Carson Kesner. She is survived by five great-grandchildren: Kallen, Cameron, Raegan, Logan and Ava. 

 

Private services will be handled by Lane Funeral Homes and held at St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Rudy and Wealthie Prince Scholarship in care of: 

 

YSU Foundation 

655 Wick Avenue 

Youngstown, Ohio 44502. 

 

Website: ysufoundation.com 

 

 

 

 

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Bristolville – William J. Fink, 64, passed away on Saturday January 9, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous battle with Alpha-1. 

William was born on October 14, 1956 in Warren, OH, the son of the late Arthur and Anna (Decker) Fink. William married the love of his life, Sharon J. (Boyle) Fink on August 8, 1980 and they shared 32 wonderful years together before Sharon’s passing in 2012. 

After graduating high school, William went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged. He then worked at Mercury Plastics for 20 years until he retired in 2008. 

William enjoyed working on tractors and cars, reading, and playing with his dog, Cooper. If you could not find William at his house, all you would have to do is drive around and you would find him on his scooter just riding around. Family was everything to William and he loved spending his time with them, especially his grandchildren. 

William will be missed dearly by his children Melissa (Steve) Harper and William T. Fink; his grandchildren Nathan, Codey, Shane, and Tyler Robinson, Sarina Culver, and Troy and Stevie Harper; his sisters Betty (Edwin) Patterson and Alice Fink; his niece Rachele Weaver; his nephew Jeffrey (Jessica) Weaver; his great nieces and nephew Kierra, Jetta, and Jade Weaver and Nehemiah Johnson; and many other friends. 

William is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anna, and his wife, Sharon. 

Visitation for William will be held on Wednesday January from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer Winans Chapel. 

William will be laid to rest at Sager Memorial Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Florida 33134 or to the Trumbull County Veterans Services, located at 253 East Market Street, Warren, OH 44481. 

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Randy Reese III, commonly known as “Nan” to his sisters and friends, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 after a long battle with addiction at the age of 36. Randy was born on May 8, 1984 in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Western Reserve and MCCTC in 2003. Randy will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Erica, and their three beautiful children Rachel, Randall IV, and Ellie; his parents Randall Jr and Sherrie; his grandfather Randall Sr.; his sisters Kristin (Tim) and Brittani; his nephew and niece Bobby and Nevaeh; his in-laws Becky Carson, Ron Carson, and Rachel; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Randy was preceded in death by his grandmothers Millie and Mary Lou, and grandfather Troy. 

The family will receive relatives and friends, Thursday, January 14th at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel from 5-7pm. For everyone’s safety, please offer your kind words to the family from a safe distance and wear a mask

 

 

 

 

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Warren—Nancy L. Turner (71) of Warren, Ohio passed away on January 8th, 2021 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born on February 1st, 1949 in Warren, Ohio to Joseph W. Turner and Beatrice A. Tabacco Turner. Nancy graduated from Warren Western-Reserve High School and soon after she began caring for Valley residents as a nurse. Nancy retired in 2014 from her tenured career as a surgical nurse at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Nancy was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Warren and a member of the VFW Post 1090 Ladies Auxiliary. Nancy loved spending time with family and her dogs. She was an avid shopper, enjoyed cooking, vacationing with friends and watching The Ohio State Football games. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A Memorial Mass will be said at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Warren, TBD. 

Nancy is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth "Betsy" and Steven Dalrymple of Howland. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Joseph F. Turner VI. 

Funeral arrangements were handled by Lane Roberts-Clark Funeral Home 180 Garfield Drive Warren, Ohio 44483. Family gathered for a private burial at Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Angels for Animals.

 

 

 

 

 

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Daisy E. Russo, age 87, of Alliance, passed away at her home surrounded by family on January 10, 2021.

She was born on July 20, 1933 in Bergholz, Ohio to Daniel F. Wade and Rosa P. (Palmer) Wade.

 Daisy worked for Genie Co. for more than 39 years. She was a member of Alliance Temple Baptist. Daisy was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Moose Lodge and The Christopher Columbus.  She bowled in a league on Saturday nights for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and traveling, as well as spending time with family. Daisy was a supporter of the Salvation Army.

Those left to cherish her memory are sisters, Helen Reno of Alliance and Martha Toot of Paris, Ohio; children Joyce Miller of Salem, Herb (Cookie) Wade of Carrollton, Geri Mathes of Alliance and Rose (Todd) Fry of New London, Ohio; grandchildren, Candi (Shane) Moore, Rich (Lorraine) Miller, Adam (Devon) Wade, Mark (Sara) Worley II, Dr. Nicholas Worley and fiancé Dr. Allison Foilb; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla (Nick) Masters, Sophia Moore, Ashley (Dante) Deliso, Alexis Miller, Alivia Miller, Kellan Wade, Mark Worley III, Phillip Worley, and Evelyn Worley; two great-great-grandchildren, Ellaina Jade Masters and Gianluca Deliso.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Anthony C. Russo, whom she married May 15, 1981 and who passed August 6, 2013; three brothers, Daniel, Thomas and Wilbur; two sisters, Betty and Jean; son, Samuel; grandson, Tyler Sivets; and a son-in-law, Stan Miller.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home Thursday, January 14 at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Payne officiating. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alliance.

The service for Daisy Russo will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Lois Fay Thompson, age 93, of St. Mary’s, OH, formerly of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born December 15, 1927 in Parkersburg, W. Virginia to the late Harry and Ruth (Cole) Highland. Lois was a 1946 graduate of Parkersburg High School. She was very proud to have worked at a coal company store in southern West Virginia in her early working years. After moving to Ohio and working for the Hoover Company she retired after 22 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thompson, in 2013, sister Dolores (Al) Meyer, brother William (Mae) Highland, brother Donald (Retha)Highland, sister Mary Jean (Emril) Dawson, sister Patty (Noah)Young, and brother Harry Lee Highland. Lois is survived by her daughter, Donna (Chad) Hoskins, a brother, Walter (Ona) Highland, three grandchildren, Jeremy Hoskins, Jennifer (Justin) Sanders, and Michael (Ellie) Hoskins, and six great-grandchildren (Korbin, Jaiden, Joelle, Ava, Hayleigh, and Jordyn). She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews including Terry Brooks (who was like a second daughter to her), great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews who she kept up with on Facebook.  Family was very important to her.

Lois kept busy by sewing (every family member had a bag that she had made), researching family ancestry, and in her earlier years loved driving to visit her siblings in various parts of the country and attending family reunions every other summer.

Funeral services will be 11am Thursday morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH. Calling hours will be 10-11am Thursday morning at the funeral home. Lois will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation at www.myasthenia.org or a charity of choice.   Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

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POLAND-Virginia “Ginger” L. Zelonish, 74, passed away Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021 at The Inn at Poland Way. She was born July 20, 1946 in Youngstown, a daughter of William and Virginia (Law) Barkewicz. Ginger and her friends were self-employed, operating a domestic cleaning service. She was a 1964 graduate of Youngstown Chaney High School. Ginger was of the Catholic Faith. She was a huge fan of Elvis and enjoyed listening to his music. She also loved all animals. Her husband, Richard E. Zelonish, whom she married April 1, 1966, died August 7, 2020. Ginger is survived by her children, Richard W. (Julie) Zelonish of Hubbard, Christopher (Bobbi) Zelonish of Austintown, Jennifer Horvatich of Colorado and Amy Zelonish of Liberty; her sister, Kathy (Rick) Maine of Canfield; 12 grandchildren and a close family friend who was like a daughter to and best friend to Ginger, Karen Eberth of Boardman. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. According to Ginger’s wishes, there are no calling hours or Services. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Ginger’s name may be given to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. Range Rd. Canfield, OH 44406. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

 

 

 

 

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Charles E. Heidinger, 74, of Youngstown passed away Sunday evening, January 10, 2021 at Hospice House. Charles was born October 3, 1946 in Youngstown the son of Joseph and Rosemary (Boccieri) Heidinger. He was a 1964 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. Charles retired from the US Postal Service in 2008 where he worked as a mechanic and body repair man. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed helping others. Charles leaves his wife the former Joy Robinette, whom he married November 25, 1967, two children, Brenda Heidinger of Youngstown and Nicholas (Mindy) Heidinger of Mineral Ridge, two grandchildren, Rileigh, and Samantha, one brother, Richard Heidinger of Poland and Andrea (Bill) Foulk of Akron. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Curtis Rice, 71, of Newton Falls passed away Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021 at his home. James was born December 14, 1949 in Warren, the son of the late Leonard and Letrecia (Arnett) Rice. He was a 1967 graduate of Jackson Milton High School and retired in 2002 from the State of Ohio Park System, working in the maintenance department for the West Branch State Park. Jim’s hobbies included fishing, riding his four-wheeler, and traveling. Jim leaves a brother, Michael (Susan) Rice of Lake Milton, a sister, Gloria Jean (Bruce) Arbeit of West Palm Beach. FL, as well as several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Rice. Following Jim’s wishes there were no calling hours or services. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Othel Marie Reed, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Continuing Health Care. Othel was born October 14, 1925 in West Union, WV, the daughter of the late Odward and Atha (Miller) Reed and came to the area in 1950. She was a salesclerk for Grants and later for Carlisle department stores for several years. Othel was a former member Believers Christian Church. She loved music and singing, roller skating, traveling, and entertaining. Othel especially enjoyed time with her family. She leaves one daughter, Donna St. John of Vienna, two granddaughters, Christine Edward) Quarrick of Vienna, and April (Michael Daniel) Brady of Warren, two step-grandsons, Rodney (Eileen) St John of Burlington, NC, and Scott St John of St. Petersburg, FL, as well as eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Othel was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Don St John, three sisters, Betty Van Horn, Edith Reed, and Martha Cain, two brother, David and Jim Reed and one great-granddaughter. Due to Covid19 there were not calling hours. Private services were held. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations can be made to the charity of the donor's choice in Othel's name. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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YOUNGSTOWN-Carol M. Marshall, 78, passed away Sunday morning, January 10, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born December 23, 1942 in Youngstown, the daughter of Robert and Doris (Allison) Welch. Carol was a Cook with various local restaurants in Youngstown and Pennsylvania, including Alberini’s in Warren, the Boulevard Tavern in Youngstown and The Hub in downtown Youngstown. She enjoyed crafting. Carol’s husband Wilmer R. Marshall, whom she married October 16, 1977, died September 27, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Martha (Anthony) Pellice of Youngstown; her step-son, Robert Keener of Akron; her brothers, John Layman of Alabama and Vernon (Toshiba) Lukovich of Georgia; her grandchildren, Danica (Robert) Pugh of Youngstown, Furnesta (Jennifer) Keener of Youngstown and Dennis Nagle of Warren and her great-grandchildren, Roger and Laura. Besides her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Keener. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 19th at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral Ridge Chapel, prior to the Memorial Service at 12 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hope Center for Cancer Care-Youngstown, 835 Southwestern Run, Yo., OH 44514.

 

 

 

 

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Grace E. (Stamm) Cobbs, 67, of Alliance passed away on Monday, January 12, 2020 surrounded by her family. Grace was born in Alliance, Ohio on December 20, 1953 to the late Carlos and Mary (Harroff) Stamm. Grace worked as a custodian at West Branch Schools and was a member of the Alliance VFW Ladies Auxillary and the William Penn Association Ladies Auxillary. Grace loved the outdoors spending time fishing and camping and was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Grace was a social butterfly enjoying time with her friends and family. 

 

Grace is survived by her son Donnie (Kira) Cobbs; significant other James Mylus; grandchildren Marrah, Makinnah and Marlee, her step-grandchildren and her dog Claire. She is also survived by her best friend Rhonda Mobley which the family would like to thank for her care she gave to Grace. Besides her parents Grace was preceded in death by her husband Donald M. Cobbs. 

 

No services will be held at this time and the family will hold a memorial service to celebrate Grace's life this summer. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes, Salem Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dean W. Miller, age 63, of Beloit, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center.

Dean was born April 22, 1957 in Berea, Ohio to Don Miller and Mary (Keller) Miller.

A U.S. Army Veteran, Dean was a Cook in the Army, and had worked as a Groundskeeper for the City of Lakewood, Ohio.

Survivors include his siblings, Debbie Manser, Donna Corona, Tom Miller, and Glenn Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Dean’s wishes, no public services will be held.

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

 

 

 

 

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Phyllis (Tennis) Biggs, age 86, of Alliance, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home.

She was born March 13, 1934 in Alliance, Ohio to William R. and Beatrice W. (Baker) Tennis.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Stanley and Brent (Ami) Biggs; daughters, Kathy Devies, Lorraine (Robert) Franks, Sara (Terry) Dennis, and April (Larry) Kraft; special niece, Jan Ossler; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; sister, Midge (Mike) Newman; and brothers, Bruce (Helen) Tennis, and Leonard Tennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Louis Biggs, who she married in December, 1974, and who died May 21, 2019, her brother, Paul Tennis; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with the Rev. Timothy Muse officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to Aultman/Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

 

 

 

 

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An obituary is not available at this time for Beverly A (Wilson) Brunner. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our Tribute Wall.

 

 

 

 

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Diane Engle 54 of Columbus and formerly Salem, passed away at her home. Diane was born in Salem, Ohio on May 11, 1966 the daughter of Randy and Linda (Conser) Engle and was a graduate of Salem High School. After moving to Columbus Diane worked in the food industry in various positions but primarily as a Bartender.

 

Survivors include her father Randy Engle and a sister Jennifer Engle both of Salem.

No services will be held at this time. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio 

 

 

 

 

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David Mangus age 78 of Alliance passed away Wednesday January 6, 2021 at Altercare of Alliance. He was born December 25, 1940. He is survived by his best friend; Stacy (Ying) Yendrich. He was preceded in death by his wife; Janice Mangus. He enjoyed shooting, watching sports, tool collecting, and spending time on his computer. Per his request no public services will be held and cremation will take place. Friends may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

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CANFIELD-Darl R. Lewis, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 2, 2021 from complications after a fall he had at his home on November 30, 2020. Darl was born October 31, 1933 in Youngstown, a son of Ford and Olive (Bortmas) Lewis. He was a diesel mechanic for Ohio Machinery for 31 years, retiring in 1997. Darl was a 1951 graduate of Canfield High School. He then enlisted and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Darl attended Berlin United Methodist Church. He played the guitar and banjo and enjoyed playing Bluegrass Music. Darl could always be found in his beloved garage. He was known for his ability to fix any engine or to restore his old cars. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Carol M. Gongaware; his sons, Alan Lewis of North Canton and Steve (Stacey) Lewis of Newton Falls; his daughter, Terry (Tim Ward) Seeds of Canfield; six grandchildren, Brett Lewis, Jonathan (Taylor) Lewis, Mark Seeds, Amy Seeds, Tori Workman, Jake Workman and a great-grandson, Eric. Besides his parents, Darl was preceded in death by his brother Glenn Lewis. Private Services were held. Memorial contributions may be given to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. Range Rd. Canfield, OH 44406. Arrangements were by Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cortland – Cay Marie Wolfinger, 75, passed away Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. 

Cay was born May 23, 1945 in Sharon, PA, a daughter of the late Howard and Catherine Alderman. 

She was a 1963 graduate of Brookfield High School and studied at Youngstown State University. She served her country in the United States Air Force and worked for the U.S. Government. She was a member of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, Youngstown, and served for the elderly with the Servants of Emmanuel. 

Cay will be deeply missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family and all her friends. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Wolfinger, whom she married on June 17, 1967, and brothers, Glen, Cecil, and Eugene Alderman. 

Cremation is being entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel in Brookfield and a memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Dominic Priory at 77 East Lucius Ave. Youngstown, OH 44507. 

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

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - Phoebe B. Chepke, 91, died at  Saturday, January  9, 2021 at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

Phoebe was born on December 14, 1929 in Alliance, daughter of the late Albert and Marguerite (Mather) Borton.

She was a 1948 graduate of Goshen High School. Phoebe was a cook at West Branch Schools, retiring in 1997.  She was a member of Damascus Methodist Church and Bethel United Church of Christ in Beloit. She was on the Goshen Alumni Scholarship Committee and was in the Westville Lake Ladies Tuesday Golf League.

Her husband Frank Chepke, whom she married October 04, 1952, died June 1, 1990.

She is survived by two sons, Greg (Dawn) Chepke of Leetonia and Scott Allen Chepke of Webster, New Hampshire ; one daughter, Polly (Tom) Magner of Massillon; nine grandchildren, Donny, Keri, Kelli , Allison, Emily, Sam, Sarah, Frank, and Lilly; six great-grandchildren, Donny, Dominic, Delaney , Reid, Grant, and Jackson.

Besides her parents and husband, Phoebe was preceded in death by four brothers, Lewis, Roger, Leonard, and Dale Borton.

There will be a private service at Bunker Hill Cemetery. Arrangements being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to West Branch Girls Basketball,

14277 S. Main St. Beloit, OH 44609. Attention: Athletic Department.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Franklin Square - Gary "Hank" McClish, age 73, of Franklin Square, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at his home. 

He was born on October 18, 1947 in Franklin Square, a son of the late Henry and Juanita Entrikin McClish.

Hank was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War.  He had worked as a printer for over thirty years at Salem Label.  Hank enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved working on his “hobby farm”.  He enjoyed horses, fixing tractors, and coon hunting.  Mostly, Hank enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren grow up. 

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Diann Stock McClish, whom he married on December 19, 1970; two daughters, Tracy McClish of Franklin Square, Kelli (Robert Host) Toot of Leesville, OH; a sister, Judy Garlough of Leetonia; two brothers, Terry (Brenda) McClish of Franklin Square, and Randy (Joan) McClish of Leetonia.  Also surviving are his two grandchildren, Kayleigh Toot, and Tyler Toot of Leesville, OH.

He was preceded in death by sister, Kay Brown.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

 

 

 

 

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Eugene Preston Messimer 86, Salem (Green Twp.) died at his home on Friday, January 1, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

He was born on January 28, 1934 in Bluff City, TN., son of the late John Ray and Georgia (Arrants) Messimer.

Eugene was an electrician from a very young age. He learned from his father then went on to get certified. He was a Union Electrician and traveled all over the United States. Gene worked on the Shippings Port Nuclear Power Plant, Patterson NJ. County Jail, Air Force Base in N. Dakota, and New York City to name just a few. He retired about 24 years ago, so he could spend time with the family and do some traveling. He was a member of the Greenford Christian Church and enjoyed helping out at the church when able. The new sanctuary project brought him much joy watching and following it to its finish.

He is survived by his children, Douglas (Sandy) Messimer of Salem, Theresa (Rob) Aubrey and Debbie Messimer, a sister Nell Messimer all of TN., five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 48 years, the former Mary Sue Jacobs, whom he married on April 5, 1953 and died on March 25, 2001 and a brother Junior Messimer in October, 1953.

Services will be on Friday, 7 Pm, January 8, 2021, with Rev. John Bush of the church officiating. A time of visitation will be from 5-7 PM at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Green Township Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.

 

 

 

 

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Georgette Mary Hammond, age 95, passed away early Sunday morning, January 3, 2021 at Woodlands at Hampton Woods. 

Georgette was born April 28, 1925 in El Paso, TX. She was the daughter of the late Daher (David) and Rhamy (Bouzeide) Wardy. Georgette earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, El Paso where she was a leader of the independent professional women’s organization, a member of the Press Club, and Newman Community. Upon graduation, she worked as a hospital administrator at William Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, TX. While on a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio, Georgette met the love of her life, William Paul “Bill” Hammond, her beloved husband of 64 years whom she married April 24, 1956. After her marriage and move to Youngstown, Georgette spent twenty years as the manager of the maintenance agreement department at Sears and Roebuck. 

In addition to raising her children and caring for her family, Georgette was a parishioner at St. Maron Church and was an active member for many years for the Family Life Committee, the Maronite Youth Organization, and multiple fundraising projects for the church. Although Georgette enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing, stamp collecting, playing cards and genealogy, her greatest enjoyment came from watching her grandchildren’s academic and athletic events and celebrating their achievements with them. 

Georgette is survived by her three children; Mary Ann (David) Shepherd of Poland; Genette (Rick) Boyle of Vienna, VA; and Paul (Monica) Hammond of Canfield and seven grandchildren: Kristen (Daniel) Crish; Matthew and Rachel Boyle; Christopher (Emily) and Alec Hammond. 

Georgette was preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers; Abe, Joseph, James, and George and her three sisters; Ruby, Mary, and Edna. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodlands at Hampton Woods for their extended compassionate care of Georgette as well as Hospice of the Valley during her final days. 

Due to the Covid19 pandemic a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Friends and family can also join the services virtually by logging into Facebook @ the St. Maron’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church 1555 South Meridian Road Youngstown, Ohio 44511. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

 

 

 

 

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Charles Vincent Long 93, of Austintown passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Charles was born June 26, 1927 in Niles the son of Charles and Mary (Pulasko) Long. He was a steelworker with Copper Weld Steel for 39 years before his retirement. He was also a former member of Austintown Community Church. His wife the former Martha J. Grantz, whom he married October 2, 1952 passed away in 1982. Charles leaves three children, Gloria (Daniel) Roy of Hanoverton, Charles Alan Long of Austintown, and Janet Rae (John) Sternagel of Tionesta, PA., seven grandchildren, Adrienne Deak, Lyndsey (Shawn) Perrigo, Daniel (Jessica) Roy Jr., Mary (Dakota) Flint, Bree Long, Megan Rae Sternagel, and John Sternagel III, as well as several great grandchildren who gave him great pleasure. Besides his parents and wife, Charles is preceded in death by a grandson Kyle Long, whom he cherished, three sisters, Ann Rouse, Helen Furey and Margaret Sloan, and three brothers, George, Nick and John Long. Due to Covid19 private services were held.

 

 

 

 

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The Lord said, “Come to me, you who are weary, and I will give you rest!” So, it was on December 26, 2020 at the age of 93, Doris sought to rest in the arms of Jesus. She resided at Shepherd of The Valley, Boardman following a vigorous and painful battle with metastatic bone cancer. In the midst of her battle with terminal cancer, she contracted Covid-19 and after six weeks she managed to beat Covid-19. Doris was born in Austintown, Ohio on March 18, 1927. Earl and Loraine (Minck) Ressler welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Doris Louise Ressler into the world as a younger sibling to one brother, Elwood Ressler. The family raised their two children in the small neighborhood known as “Bowman’s Corner’s”. Doris was a 1945 graduate of Canfield High School. Doris met the love of her life, Roy Dickerhoof and they were married on June 2, 1947. They lived in N. Canton for a brief time and moved back to the neighborhood. They built their home together and it became their permanent residence. 

Doris worked as a secretary for Western Reserve School District as a secretary at Ellsworth Elementary retiring in 1978. After retiring, Doris enjoyed traveling, camping, weekly arts and craft days with her neighbor ladies. Thursday’s were designated as “hair day”. This was a day that was devoted to, none other than her time with many others who joined for their weekly style and fellowship at Sue’s neighborhood salon. Doris and Roy enjoyed taking time to enjoy their 1962 Buick Electra convertible. They belonged to the Tri-State Old Car Club and loved cruising car shows, parades and sharing time with grandkids that wanted to be part of driving in the parade or throwing candy. Doris was a 35-year member of Berlin Center United Methodist Church where she devoted her gift of hospitality to fostering intentional conversation, getting to know the new faces in church which often led to lunch after church nearly every Sunday. Doris served on the Worship Committee where she was meticulous about her ministry in decorating the church for every religious holiday or celebration. 

She leaves a son Gary (Terry) Dickerhoof of Poland and a daughter Judith (Charles) Briceland of Canfield; four grandchildren, Matthew (Vivian) Dickerhoof, Mark (Sarah) Dickerhoof, Christa (Michael Mogg) Briceland and Lisa (Steve) Kolp; five great grandchildren Ava and Alaina Dickerhoof, Ryder and Reagan Kolp and Quinn Mogg with a baby brother due to arrive very soon. Preceding Doris in death were her parents, her husband Roy Dickerhoof of 65 years and her brother Elwood (Helene) Ressler. 

Respectfully, the family is having a private funeral service on Sunday January 3, 2021 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Canfield Chapel. Pastor Fred R. Higgins, of BCUMC will lead the family in scripture and commending Doris’s life. The internment will be at Ellsworth Cemetery. A celebration of life will be planned in late summer. In lieu of flowers, the family is honoring Doris’s request to make tributes to the Berlin Center United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank everyone who contributed time in sharing kind words, smiles and prayers for Doris throughout the years. Pause and pray for one another and share the Love of Jesus. In a quote from Doris during a nightly prayer in the last weeks of her life – “I just don’t know how I would have ever gotten through my life, especially this last part without the love of Jesus!” 

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Masury – Frank J. Fani, 83, passed away Friday morning, January 1, 2021 at Sharon Regional Hospital 

Frank was born on August 8, 1937 in Oliver, PA, a son of the late Nello and Rose Fani. 

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He retired from GATX in Masury, OH and worked many years as a painter for Jim Marsh. He was a loving husband and father who loved spending time with his family. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, sang in the church choir, enjoyed fishing, and listening to music. 

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Helen S. (Goncz) Fani; children, Amy (Kevin) Taylor, Lori (Jeff) Kneubehl, and Michelle Fani, wife of the late Frank Fani Jr.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Nello Fani of Austintown and Mike Fani of Brookfield, OH; and sisters Mary Jo Shuba of New Salem, PA, Patty Neff of Manassas, VA, and Linda Humphrey of Manassas, VA. 

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son Frank J. Fani Jr. 

At this time there are no services taking place 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexis Arlene "Lexi" "Lexi Bug" Hawkins, 26, of Washingtonville, OH, passed away at her home on Thursday evening, December 31, 2020.

She was born on October 4, 1994 in Alliance, OH to her parents Mark Hawkins of Salem, OH and Lorrie (Cunningham) (R. “RJ” Johnson) Wagner of E. Liverpool, OH.

Lexi was 2013 graduate of East Liverpool High School. Upon graduation, she received her STNA certification and found employment at Sunrise Home. Additionally, she worked at Subway in Newell, Arbys in Salem, and PaPa Johns in E. Liverpool where she learned to be quick and hustle to get the job done. Alexis relaxed by watching TV and movies. Her favorite TV show was Gray’s Anatomy and her favorite movie was “Nightmare Before Christmas.” She also enjoyed spending time outdoors. She was especially fond of camping and anything that had to do with the water. She was an avid swimmer and would “live” in the water if she could. She was often referred to as being a fish, she loved being in the water so much. However, nothing compared to how much she loved her daughters and how much she loved being their mom. The one memory that will always live on in the memories of those who knew her, that laugh. She had one of the most contagious laughter that once it got going, everyone becomes infected with it. It never seemed to matter how old she got, The family will always consider her their "little ladybug". A life gone too soon. Lexi will be missed by all who loved her.

In addition to her parents, Lexi is survived by her 2 daughters; Aubrianna and Abbigail Hawkins of Salem, 3 siblings; Celeste (Brock Wickersham) Hawkins of Salem, Erika Hawkins of Salem, and Cody Hawkins of N. Port, FL., Maternal grandmother Margaret (Garey) Cunningham of Salem and paternal grandmother Mary (Diviney) Wagner of Salem, and a niece and 2 nephews.

Lexi has now been reunited with her grandfathers Ralph Hawkins, Herman Keith Cunningham, and all the other relatives in Heaven.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services in Salem with Pastor Steve Thomas officiating. Lexi will be laid to rest at Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

 

 

 

 

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Marilyn Louise Hoover, age 66, of Alliance, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at her home, with her loved ones by her side.

She was born on June 18, 1954 in Alliance, Ohio to Andy and Nancy (Montler) Sukosd.

A 1972 graduate of Marlington High School, Marilyn worked for Stark Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, and also for American Steel Foundries.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo, and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Marilyn also belonged to the VFW in Louisville.

Marilyn enjoyed baking, music, and playing with her dog. She loved playing euchre and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She will be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, James Hoover, who she married September 3, 1993; daughter, Samantha (David) Kerns; granddaughter, Meleah Kerns; grandson, A1C Colton Kerns of Albuquerque, New Mexico; siblings, Amy (Chuck) Colucci, Andy Sukosd, Diana O’Neil, James (Marie) Sukosd, and Donna (Butch) Schott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Molly Marie Hoover, on August 24, 2017.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. January 8th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Maximo with Fr. Nicholas Mancini officiating.

Marilyn’s family will not receive friends prior to the mass due to the pandemic.

Family requests contributions to Aultman/Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

 

 

 

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James Martinez Guzman, 73, of North Jackson died peacefully on Saturday afternoon December 19, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born November 21, 1947 in Youngstown, a son of the late James and Blanche (Pritchett) Guzman. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1967 graduate of North High School and attended Youngstown State University for 2 years. Upon graduation from high school, Jim served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne from November 30, 1967-August 14, 1969, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. After returning home, Jim began a 30-year career with Ohio Bell as a cable repairman, retiring in 2000. He was an avid bass fisherman, belonging to the Girard Lake Bass Club, establishing the James Guzman Open Retirement Bass Series, a 30-year member of the Mohawk Valley Bass Club, a North Jackson volunteer fireman, and a member of the Ohio Bell Pioneers and the DAV Chapter 2. Jim was a Jackson Milton girls softball coach and a leader of the YMCA Indian Guides. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting and coin collecting. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to be surrounded by his family and friends, always making those around him laugh. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Dottie Lewis Guzman, whom he married on February 19, 1972; two daughters Anna (Justin) Maier of South Milwaukee, WI, Jaime (John) Yohman of Liberty; and three grandchildren Haden, Evan, and Chase. Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his stepbrother Lester Lunger of East Liverpool and his stepsister Ada Gitlin of Youngstown and several nieces and nephews. 

Private services for the immediate family have been held. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Canfield Dialysis Center; Dr. Glenn Novak, his family physician; and Hospice of the Valley for their exceptional care during his long-term illness. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary tributes take the form of contributions in his memory to the Student Fishing League, 16520 Staunton, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920. 

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Michael J. Ferguson, 63, passed away on Friday January 1, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Mickey was born on June 25, 1957 in Youngstown a son of the late Eugene and Lois Giblin Ferguson. A lifelong resident of the area he was a 1975 graduate of Chaney High School. Mickey was known for his strong work ethic and commitment to his family. Mickey was currently employed as the co-manager of the Austintown Get Go for the last 6 years. He had previously worked for Phar Mor and Giant Eagle and was the owner operator of Gin’s Deli. Mickey’s greatest passion was helping others with home improvement projects and spending time in his garden. The Christmas holidays were his favorite time of the year surrounded by his family and friends. Mickey was a faithful member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. He enjoyed drinking a cold Mountain Dew while watching the Cleveland Indians and John Wayne movies. Mickey is survived by his wife the former Dawn Dodson whom he married April 4, 1992, his daughters Megan (Bill) Klein and Samantha (Nick Charette) Ferguson, his siblings David (Helena) Ferguson, Jerry (Diane) Ferguson, Sheryl (Jim) Fortnat, sister-in-law Linda Ferguson, his grandson Liam Klein and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Timothy Ferguson. 

Private services for the immediate family have been held. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

 

 

 

 

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Marianne Dengler, 73 

 

Marianne Dengler, 73 of Warren died Tuesday afternoon at her residence surrounded by her family. Marianne was born May 22, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Sefcik) Wagner and was a lifelong area resident. Marianne graduated from Ursuline High School in 1965. She enjoyed baking and cooking and according to her family, made the best clothespin cookies. Marianne had also been a cake decorator for a period for several grocery stores in the area. She enjoyed going to wineries and listening to her favorite music. Most importantly, Marianne always put others first and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. She leaves her husband, Howard Dengler, whom she married October 29, 1979; a daughter, Kelly (Don) Learn of Mineral Ridge; her son, Keith (Laura) Padgett of Columbus; two step-daughters, Michelle (Joe) Saleh of Damascus, MD, Susan (George) Hawn of Ruther Glen, MD and eight grandchildren. Marianne also leaves two sistrs, Eleanor Donnelly of San Pedro, CA, Carol (Alan) Friedkin of Liberty, and her beloved Pomeranian, Minnie. Besides her parents, Marianne was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Schnell. There will be a private Mass of Christian Burial. Family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles “Chuck” Robert Vance Sr., age 62, went home to be with the Lord on January 5th, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center. He was born on October 19th, 1958 in Alliance, Ohio to Otis and Virginia (Warner) Vance. Chuck was a 1977 graduate of Marlington High School and spent over 46 years working for the family business. He then took over the business with his brother Ronald in 1991 while becoming a licensed Master Plumber. Chuck loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, watching western movies, listening to oldies and country music, and playing Uno. He was led to the Lord under Rev. Oney at Alliance Baptist Temple, and recently was a faithful member at Turning Point Baptist Church. Chuck loved the Lord.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Otis and Virginia, step-mother Alberta Court, brother Ronald, and Grandbaby V. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sharon (Hall), sons Charles Jr (Hannah), Justin (Kathrine), and Cody, daughter Mattie (Angel) Cevallos, siblings Nancy Rice, Linda Murphy, Kay Salinas, Leonard, Jim, and Tim, grandchildren Allie, Koby, Jordan, Blake, Ruger, and Kimber, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Turning Point Baptist Church in Limaville (60 Wahl St., Limaville, OH 44601). Friends and family may pay their respects up to 2 hours prior. Pastor Ron Lanham and Pastor Robert Burgess will officiate. Masks are required due to the Governor's current Covid-19 mandate.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Deans Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

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George E. Rodak of Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully January 5th, 2021 at the *Compassionate Care Center in Canton,Ohio. Age 81, born 6-8-39, in Aliquippa, Pa to parents Michael and Anna (Pavolko) Rodak. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly (Apperson) Rodak. George started as a carpenter’s apprentice at The Timken Company and he worked his way up to foreman and supervisor of the Carpentry Dept. He retired after 30 years of working for Timken. George was everyone else’s carpenter too, and especially at Louisville Baptist Temple where he gave sacrificially of his gifts in design and woodworking for over 50 years. George was guided by the greatest Master Carpenter of all time, his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Beverly, served at their church in almost every role they were ever asked to and they have many lifelong friends there. It was that servant’s heart that inspired George to care so compassionately day and night for his high school sweetheart who suffers with Alzheimer’s. George and Bev often could be spotted walking the parks of Louisville or Stark Parks or just downtown Louisville where they had their first kiss in what is now called Umbrella Alley. They raised their 6 children in Louisville, as well as invited over 35 foster children into their home over the years. George will be remembered for living out his vows to his wife to “love and cherish and care for her in sickness and health, till death do them part”. During George’s last few weeks of life his children were all able to spend time with him and share memories. George was honored by his children as they highlighted the ways he exemplified the fruits of the spirit taught in Galatians 5:22-23. ...the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Dad embraced and lived these virtues out even to his last moments on this earth. George is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna Rodak, his son Rick Rodak, and grandson Morgan Gray. George is survived by Brothers- Ed Rodak, and Gerald (Diane) Rodak, Son, Ron (Becky) Rodak, Daughters, Renee (Peter) Gray, Rhonda (Paul) Conrad, Rina (Joe) Ridgway, Heather Rodak, and Robin (James) Gehlmann. George was a proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Known to many of his family by his self-proclaimed title of “Grumpy Grandpa” he leaves behind a legacy of just the opposite of a grump! His legacy would be one of Faith, Hope and Love, and the greatest of these from Grumpy was Love! (1 Corinthians 13: 13) There will be no public services for George due to current health risks. To honor George your memories, notes and condolences can be left on the Stier/Israel Funeral Home Tribute Wall at their website, www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations instead go to the Alzheimer’s Association at the Rodak Family Page, http://act.alz.org/goto/GeorgeRodakMemorialPledge-Beverly Donations could also go to Louisville Baptist Temple Missions, mail to: Louisville Baptist Temple, 6565 Columbus Rd NE, Louisville, OH 44641. *Lastly, our family wants to truly thank all of the staff at The Compassionate Care Center for their loving care and comfort they provided our Father during his last days on this Earth.               Stier-Israel Funeral Home 

 

 

 

 

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Ellen Lorraine Woods, 59, of Leetonia passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Healthcenter in Yongstown. Ellen was born on June 13, 1961 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late David L. Woods Sr. and Mary (Fast) Woods. Ellen enjoyed knitting and sewing. She loved her country music and enjoyed visiting her daughter in Tennessee. She was a wonderful and caring mom and grandma.

 

Ellen is survived by her daughter Stephanie Cramer; brother David L. Woods Jr.; two sisters Deanna Mogg and Virginia Vinyard and two grandchildren Ethan Woods and Annabell Lorraine Cramer. Besides her father Ellen was preceded in death by a daughter Sheila Woods.

 

Per Ellen's request no services will take place. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home,

 

 

 

 

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Bel Air, MD - Paul F. Amrein, 95 of Bel Air, MD died on December 27th, 2020 in Girard, Ohio, of natural causes. 

Paul was born December 13, 1925 in Bel Air, MD to J. Henry Amrein and Callie Jones Amrein. 

In 1951, Paul entered the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War on the U.S.S Des Moines (CA-134). He earned the National Defense Service Medal before honorably discharging from the Navy, in 1955. Paul retired after 38 years from Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, where he served as a Lineman Supervisor. He was a member of Creswell Christian Church, in Bel Air. Paul was lifelong member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and Moose Lodge, where he served a term as Governor. He was an avid bowler and baseball player. Paul is survived by his son Kenneth (Sandra) Amrein of Warren, Ohio; daughter Patti (John) Marco of North Carolina; and his sister Lucy Rush of Bel Air, MD. Paul will be missed by his five grandchildren, Stacie, Kallie, Joel, Joe, and Jake; and four great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Testerman Amrein, his brother James 'Otis' Amrein, sisters Rosetta Ensor, and Lettie Chinaris; and his parents. Paul will be interred at Bel Air Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Creswell Christian Church, Bel Air, MD.

 

 

 

 

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Mary Jean Garris, 84 of Mineral Ridge, died Saturday evening, January 2, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Mary Jean was born October 22, 1936, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Claude and Edna Davis Tucke. She graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in 1954. Shortly after graduation she became a military spouse and held various secretarial positions until she joined her husband in Connecticut where he was stationed in the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon their return to the area in 1956 she lived her entire life in Mineral Ridge. She was a devoted mother to five children. She was heavily involved in her children’s lives, including school and church activities. From school musicals, choral performances, band concerts and sporting events — she was there for all of them. She was a member of the Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church (where she was married) and later a member of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ. Mary Jean’s passion was singing. She sang for years in the church choirs, community choirs such as the Warren Civic Chorus’ annual Messiah concert and she sang for weddings and special events. She served for years on the Mineral Ridge Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary. She attended Youngstown State University and Choffin School of Nursing. As her children got older, she worked for nine years in the Auto Title Office of the Trumbull County Clerk of Courts. Mary Jean showed spectacular strength and grace in the face of adversity when she had an unfortunate accident that led to her paralysis late in life. She faced the challenge head on with a lot of hard work, grit and determination. All the while with a smile on her face. The most important thing in her life was her children and extended family. They were truly the center of her universe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvan D. Garris, who passed away December 29, 2018, whom she married December 27, 1954. She will be missed immensely by two sons, Darren (Cindy) Garris of Mineral Ridge and Dennis (Malinda) Garris of Vienna, Va.; three daughters, Jennifer (Ed) Butler of Sun City, Ariz., Jaquelyn (Matthew) Girgash of Cincinnati and Jerrilyn (Skip) Wert of Mineral Ridge; 18 grandchildren, Rachel (Chris) Hitchings, Emily (Glenn) Roach, Madison Butler, Aaron Garris, Haley (Jared) Reckard, Andrew Garris, Eric (Alyssa) Girgash, Samantha Girgash, Joseph Girgash, Danielle Girgash, Ryan (Lauren) Girgash, Kathryn Girgash, Jordan (Kara) Wert, Jared Wert, Jeana Wert, Benjamin Garris, Luke Garris and Anna Garris; and seven great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Lila and Emmett Roach, Owen Reinhart, Rylan Hitchings, Nolan Wert and Lena Girgash. Mary Jean also leaves a brother, Paul (Betty) Tucke of San Antonio, Tx., and a sister, Nancy Tucke (Terry Wolfgang) of Niles. “A life that touches others goes on forever.” Private services for the immediate family have been held. 

In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be given to the Mineral Ridge Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 191, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440 or Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave expressions of sympathy to the family.

 

 

 

 

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Richard Lee Hershey, age 71, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully in his home after a brief battle with cancer, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born April 1, 1949 in Canton, OH to the late Marvin and Thelma Hershey. Richard was a Marine Corp. Veteran and was retired from the HVAC business after more than 40 years of service.  Following retirement, he began working at Enjoys drive thru and loved working with his friends.  In his younger years he spent time waterskiing, riding motorcycles and hunting.   He also enjoyed Nascar, football, and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Richard is survived by his beloved high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Carole (Brahler) Hershey, his daughter, Kendra (Jason) Paxton, his son, Brian (Jennifer) Hershey, a sister, Nancy Griggy, two brothers, Marvin and John Hershey, three grandchildren, Parker Paxton, Cole Travis and Braiden Hershey.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans at donate.dav.org/.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com   

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Charles A. Corbett Jr. 71 of Salem passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Chuck was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 19, 1949 the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Elizabeth Corbett Sr. He was a graduate of Salem High School and was the owner operator of Americor Taxi, as well as many other endeavors. Chuck enjoyed going to the beach, swimming and camping especially with his family. He felt his greatest accomplishment was his family and spending as much time with them as possible.

 

Survivors include his six children; Shane Charles Corbett, Sean (Kaylee Fitzpatrick) Corbett, Brandon (Courtney Olexa) Corbett, Alexis Shiver, Austin Corbett, Hailey Corbett and 3 Grandchildren; Carter, Koda, and Natalie.

 

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home in Salem. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Salem. The service will be broadcast virtually for those unable to attend (please watch via the funeral home website; the video will be posted below Chuck's obituary link). The family asks that proper social distancing and face coverings be used if possible. Besides watching the virtual feed friends and family may sign the guest book and send condolences online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem 

 

 

 

 

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Darlayne K. Snyder, age 77 of Alliance, passed away at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Akron City Hospital/Summa Health System.

She was born November 12, 1943 in Alliance, Ohio to Robert and May B. (Benjamin) Floyd.

A graduate of Alliance High School, Darlayne formerly was employed as an Exercise Instructor for Elaine Powers in Alliance.

She enjoyed spending time with her dogs, traveling to different restaurants, reading, and working out at the YMCA.

Survivors include her son, Dana Zucchero, of Alliance; and several nieces and nephews.

Darlayne was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, John Watt, her husband, John Snyder, who died January 14, 2018, and her sister, Marilyn Kerr.

A private family service will be held with interment at Highland Memorial Park.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Karlene Delynn Rantamaki,34, of Youngstown, passed away unexpectedly in a car accident Tuesday afternoon on December 29th, 2020. Karlene, daughter of Robin Rantamaki, was born a “premie” along with her identical twin sister, Kayla (Rantamaki ) Keener at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI on July 11, 1986. Karlene and her twin sister were the first twins to become the Youngstown area Easter Seals poster children in 1991. Karlene was a 2005 honors graduate of Chaney High 

School and a 2010 honors graduate of Youngstown State University with a BA in Religious Studies. Karlene was a strong, independent, loving soul who was ever determined to never let her physical challenges impede her from the accomplishment of any goal she set for herself .Karlene enjoyed singing, music, dancing, writing, poetry, and spending time with family and friends. Karlene will be deeply missed by her mother, Robin, her step-dad, Zack Riley, her identical twin sister, Kayla D. (Rantamaki) Keener, her brother-in-law, Doug Keener, Jr., her nephew, Jaxson Douglas Keener, her family, extended family and loving friends spanning the states of OH, GA, MI, MO and beyond. Karlene was preceded in death by her loving grandparents, Ann (Stark) and Thayer “T” Brown who were ever present and extremely instrumental in her early upbringing. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Donation in Karlene’s memory may be made to Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, 299 Edwards Street, Youngstown, OH 44502.

 

 

 

 

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Champion – Gary L. Booth Sr., 74, passed away Tuesday afternoon December 29, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. 

Gary was born on August 1, 1946 in Nutter Fort, WV, son of the late Dorothy Booth. 

He was a 1964 graduate of Warren G. High School. He worked with WCI for 42 years and recently with M7 Technology in Youngstown. 

He loved being outdoors, especially to hunt and fish. He had a kind heart, great personality, and loved by everyone. 

Gary will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Susan Booth, whom he married on August 25, 1984; children, Gary (Faith) Booth Jr., Zachary (Amanda Gowdy) Booth, and Mackenzie (Todd) Elam; grandchildren, Samantha Booth, Katy Booth, Brianna (Justin) McAllister, Theodore Booth, and Easton Elam; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Mark) Hale; cousins Lisa (Bill) Hoodin and Jack (Patty) Lough; several nieces and nephews; and his dog Darby, who was his best buddy. 

Besides his mother Dorothy, he was preceded in death by his son Teddy Booth. 

Due to Covid-19 circumstances, there are no services and cremation was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. 

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

 

 

 

 

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On December 27, 2020, at 1:09 p.m., Marcia E. Miller, 64, “went on to glory”. 

Marcia was born on March 2, 1956 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Oliver and Helen (Plummer) Gilger. 

She enjoyed Bible reading, poetry and good artwork. She loved people. She enjoyed listening to and playing music, especially the trumpet. She played in the Champion School Band in her youth. She also enjoyed playing some music in area churches in the past. 

Marcia will be missed dearly by her two sons, Dan (Shannon) Waybright and Guy (Carrie Armstrong) Waybright; her four grandsons, Jacob, Trenton, Tyson and Anthony Waybright; her granddaughter, Mikaela Thomas; her two brothers, Bruce (Debbie) Gilger and Chris (Marge) Gilger; and many other family and friends. 

Besides her parents, Marcia is preceded in death by her two brothers Denny and Gary Gilger. 

Marcy loved this message: “God loves you and me. He sent his Son to die for us, to take away our sins. He just asks that we come to Him and repent, to be sorry for our sins, and to turn away from those sins. There’s freedom and hope in the Lord. There is life in His Name. You Must be Born Again. Now is the acceptable time for salvation. This very night your soul is required of you” (Luke 12:20) Please will you come – give your heart and life to the Lord. 

I love you, 

Marcy

 

 

 

 

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Frances S. Beck, 70 of North Jackson passed away peacefully on Christmas day after living with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a wonderful and loving mother, wife, and grandmother. Frances was born on June 29, 1950 to James and Katherine Sahli. In death Frances has been reunited with her parents who she loved and adored. Frances worked at Packard Electric for thirty years. Following her retirement, she volunteered at the Antonine Sisters Adult Daycare in North Jackson, The Veterans Administration in Youngstown, and Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, where she also became a Master Gardener. Frances enjoyed being outside working in one of her many flower beds. She could make anything grow. Frances was kind, caring and giving to all those around her. She was fair and honest and raised her children to be the same. Frances leaves behind to honor her memory, Charles Beck, her husband of 50 years, her children, Catherine Beck of Girard, Lisa (Ian) King of Hartwell, GA, and Brandee Beck of Youngstown. Her four grandchildren who she loved and adored, Lily Valko, Giada Campana, and Hunter and Asher King. At this time, the family would like to thank Miss Brittany Johnson who helped care for Frances while at home. Brittany you cared for Frances with respect and dignity and we will be forever grateful. The family would also like to thank Windsor House at O'Brien Memorial for taking such compassionate care of Frances over the last two weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in honor of Frances, to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Northeast Ohio, 3711 Starr Centre Dr. Ste. 4 Canfield, Oh 44406. The family respects the wishes of Frances that there be no calling hours or services.

 

 

 

 

 

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Howland – Carla Walchak, 74, passed away on Tuesday December 29, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburg, PA after fighting a courageous six-week battle with an aggressive form of cancer. 

Carla was born on April 19, 1946 in Warren, OH, the daughter of the late Merwin and Shirley (Kennedy) Rupert. 

Carla was a graduate of Howland High School and went on to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Bowling Green University. In 1964, while at Bowling Green, she met the love of her life, John Walchak and they married in 1968. They shared 44 wonderful years together before John’s passing in 2012. Carla and John were the Matron and Patron of the Eastern Star in 1985. 

Carla was a very skilled athlete. She had been to nationals in softball nine times, golfed an Eagle, and won the Warren Pro-Am Bowling in 1982, as well as bowled a 300. Carla had held the record for the Howland Rifle Team for 35 years. She was an avid gardener and was a walking encyclopedia of plants; she knew everything about them. Carla’s love for plants lead her to owning and running a garden center in Vienna for 15 years. 

There wasn’t anything that Carla loved more than her daughter, Kelli and her grandsons; they were the light of her life. She loved going to the Pirates games with her grandsons. Carla was an animal lover as well, with a cat always by her side. 

Carla will be dearly missed by her daughter, Kelli (Brell) Cooper and her grandsons, Leo and Max Cooper of Pittsburg, PA; her two brothers-in-law George (Mary) Walchak of Mineral Ridge and David (Pam) Walchak of California; her nephew George Walchak; her two best friends Johanne Bartholomew and Dixie Finn; and many other friends. 

Carla is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John. 

Visitation for Carla will be held on Wednesday January 6, 2020 at Central Christian Church in Warren from 11:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m., with the service immediately following. 

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Mary C. (Knight) Costlow, age 71, passed away at Heather Hill Care Community on December 27, 2020.

 

She was born on April 19, 1949 in Alliance, Ohio to Russell and Minnie (Dennis) Knight.

Mary worked at the Hoover Price Center at Mount Union.

 

Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, Clarence (Beverly) Knight; her sons, Chris and Anthony Knight; and grandson, Dakota Liller.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

A celebration of life will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, January 2nd at 3:00 p.m.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 Mildred L. Parks, age 97, passed away at Highland Park Nursing Home in Houston, TX on December 20, 2020.

 

She was born on January 5, 1923 in Alliance, OH to Frank and Sylvia Lowry.

 

 Mildred graduated from Alliance High School in 1940. She worked for McCaskey Register for 10 years and later The Northeast Conference of United Methodist Church as a secretary  until her retirement in 1989. Mildred was a member of Christ United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of Alliance Music Study Club, Evergreen Garden Club and volunteered at The Red Cross. Mildred enjoyed gardening, bridge and volunteering.

 

  Those left to cherish her memory are her son, William Gerald Parks II of Houston, TX; grandchildren, William Gerald Parks and Kristen Michelle Parks; and her sisters, Honor Lowry of Ft.Lauderdale, FL, Irene Chance of Wadsworth, and Jeanne Kelly of Alliance.  

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William Gerald Parks whom she married October 17, 1948.

 

  A funeral service will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Shirley D. Kirksey Blackwell, age 70, of Alliance, passed away at 2:46 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Aultman Hospital.

She was born September 23, 1950 in Mobile, Alabama to Edmond and Allie (Thornton) Kirksey.

 

A graduate of Alliance High School, Shirley attended The University of Toledo and received her Associate’s Degree in Children’s Service from Stark State.

She was formerly employed by Stark County Children’s Service.

 

Shirley was a member of Second Baptist Church. She loved to cook, barbeque, and garden. She also enjoyed talking with family and friends, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her sons, Michael (Brandy) Blackwell Sr., and Brandon Blackwell Sr., both of Alliance; grandchildren, Fuquan Rogers, Allie Blackwell, Michael Blackwell Jr., Brandon Blackwell Jr., Myka Blackwell, and Eizec Blackwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

 A celebration of life will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on January 9th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Joyce Williams officiating. Friends may call one hour prior.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Salem - Tammy Ann Weber, age 62, of Salem, died on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

 

She was born on May 4, 1958 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Richard and Grace Black Weber.

 

Tammy worked as a frame builder, a cook at Bush Wacks and at Walmart in Boardman. She was a member the Unity Fire Department Auxiliary and the East Palestine Moose Club.

 

Tammy is survived by her two brothers, Randy (Barb) Weber of East Palestine and Chris Weber; three nieces; four nephews, three great nephews and four great nieces.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Karen Sue Weber, Rita M. Weber and Valerie L. Weber

 

No services will be held at this time.

 

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may 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

 

 

 

 

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Dale E. Burchett Jr, age 79, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was a retired truck driver from Oster Enterprises in North Canton. Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Edna in 1983. He is survived by a daughter, Nina (Keith) Ossler, a sister, Patricia Henderhan, a brother, Robert Burchett, two granddaughters, Jessica (Jeff) Lawrence and Samantha (Matt) Stephenson and five great-grandchildren. Dale will be laid to rest, beside his wife, in Sunset Hills Burial Park. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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LISBON - Morris “Mark” Boyd Jr., 73, passed Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Sunrise Homes in Lisbon. He was born September 1, 1947 in Salem, son of Morris M. Sr. and Vivian (Miller) Boyd.

 

Mark loved music…it didn’t matter what kind, loved candy, milkshakes and swimming.

Survivors include a sister, Moira (Marvin) Lutsch of Salem; a niece, Leah (Roger) Babb; and a nephew, Steven Lutsch.

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Stark Memorial with Pastor Greg Pennington of Lisbon Assembly of God officiating.

 

Calling hours will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. Please adhere to social distancing, do not linger, 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 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 Mark’s obituary, send condolences, or order flowers visit www.starkmemorial.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Clarence “Bill” Powell III, age 70, passed away on Wednesday December 30th, 2020.

 A memorial service will be held at Alliance Christian Center on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. 

 

 

 

 

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Addison “Addie” Parker Beard, age 13, passed away peacefully Monday, December 28, 2020, at her home in Mineral Ridge, OH, surrounded by her family. Born on October 22, 2007, in Youngtown, OH to parents Aleshia (Williams) Beard and Benjamin Beard, both of Mineral Ridge. Addie was known for her gentle, kind, and thoughtful nature as well as for her beautiful, long blonde hair. She was an honor student at Mineral Ridge High School who loved Disney World, cats (especially her cat, Milly), cheerleading and swimming. Addie was the type of child who brightened every room she entered, and the world will be less vibrant without her. 

 

Addie is survived by her parents and her loving sister, Brooklynn, as well as her maternal great-grandmother, Joan Minick; paternal grandparents Ben and Lindel Beard; maternal grandparents Robert and Jullane Williams; aunt Vanessa (Joe) Warneke; Uncle Brian (Laurie) Beard; cousins Allissa Beard and Jessica Warneke; and many other relatives and friends. Addie was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Russell F. Minick, who taught her the importance of having Jesus in her heart, and who is surely caring for her now as they are together in heaven. Addie left this world far too soon as a result of a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer. Her family would like to express gratitude to the doctors, nurses and other caregivers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Cleveland Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Specifically, Addie received excellent care from Dr. Rachel Egler, Dr. Nicole Fowler, and Dr. Brian Turpin. For those wishing to donate, in lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to the Rainbow Foundation, Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute or the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute of Cincinnati Children’s.

 

Addie’s family also extends heartfelt thanks to the Mineral Ridge community for the incredible kindness it has shown throughout Addie’s illness and beyond. Words are inadequate to express how much the support from family, friends and even strangers has meant to them. The community’s outpouring of love and generosity during this most difficult time has been overwhelming and it will never be forgotten. 

 

Calling hours will take place at Lane Funeral Home-Mineral Ridge Chapel on Friday, January 1, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 9:30 AM at Lane Funeral Home-Austintown Chapel.

 

 

 

 

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Edith Truitt will be held at 2:30 pm Monday January 4, 2021 at the Berlin Center United Methodist Church, Edith was born August 13, 1921 in Powhatan Point, Ohio the daughter of Wesley and Lula (Lude) Dierkes. She passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at her residence. Edith was a member of the church and formerly had been an active member of the Berlin Center Historical Society, Rebecca Circle, Pythian Sisters and the Ellsworth Grange. Edith’s favorite poems were, September and The Owl and Pussy Cat and her favorite song was School Days. She attended The Ohio State University for two years before marrying Richard Truitt on November 20, 1941 they enjoyed 59 years of marriage before his death in 2000. Edith loved to travel making the trip to Alaska twice and was an avid hiker. She had beautiful flower gardens, loved to quilt and hook rugs. She will be sadly missed by her children; Ronald (Sue) Truitt, Carol Selley, Larry (Linda) Truitt, Jon (Evy) Truitt, Richard E. (Denise) Truitt, Charles (Pat) Truitt, Debra (Richard) Shrader,Thomas Truitt, Robert Truitt and daughter in law Beverly Truitt). She also leaves two sister in laws , Nancy Hlywa Sale and Joyce Dierkes. Edith was preceded in death by her husband Richard, son Dennis, sisters, Martha Spencer Ryser, Wanda Ruggles, Esther Graham, Joan Miller Coppinger and brothers, Robert, David, James and Paul Dierkes. The Truitt family would like to thank the Southern Hospice Care and her personal caregiver Joann Corll for all the care and compassion shown to Edith and her family and a special thank you to her good and faithful friend Martha Kale. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Ellsworth VFW Post 9571, Helicopter Fund 1139 Ellsworth Rd Ellsworth Ohio 44416. Family and friends may call from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM Monday at the church where masks and social distancing will be observed. To view Edith’s obituary and send condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

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John M. Dudley, 84 of Berlin Center, died Monday evening at the Cleveland Clinic, with his family by his side, following a short illness. John was born February 23, 1936, in Berlin Center, a son of the late Jesse and Alice (Hartzell) Dudley and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Berlin Center High School in 1954 and following high school John enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He had been a heavy equipment operator for the Operating Engineers Local #66 until he retired. He was a 35 year member of the Berlin Township Fire Department where he had served as fire chief for four years. He also managed his own small farm, raising cattle and grain farming. John was a member of Berlin Center United Methodist Church, a life member of the Lake Milton American Legion, Post #737, 55 year member of the Operating Engineers Local #66 and also a member of their Retirees Club. John enjoyed flying and had his pilot’s license in the 70’s. He wintered in Naples, Florida for the past 25 years where he enjoyed the sun and walks on the beach. He leaves his wife, the former Nancy Bricker, whom he married June 2, 1957; two daughters, Pamela (James) Evans of Berlin Center, Janice (James) Kovalcheck of Aurora, Ohio; four grandchildren, James (Bethany) Evans, Eric Evans, Rebecca Kovalcheck, Amanda Kovalcheck and two great-grandchildren, Claire and Holly Sue. John also leaves his sister, Nina Lietzow of Niles and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by an infant sister, Shirley; a sister, Laura Lindesmith and a brother, Jesse Dudley, Jr. Private services will be held for the family. The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the Berlin Township Fire Department, 15801 W. Akron-Canfield Rd., Berlin Center, OH 44401.

 

 

 

 

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Cortland – Juanita P. James, 76, passed away Tuesday morning, December 29, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. 

 

Juanita was born on September 18, 1944 in Warren, OH, a daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Armstrong. She was a 1962 graduate of Lakeview High School, owned Nita’s Floral Shop, and ran SCOPE in downtown Warren. 

 

She will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Larry “Jesse” James, who she married on December 18, 1987; her children, Mike (Michelle) McCarty Sr., Sean McCarty, Timothy (Beth) McCarty, and step-daughter, Maria (RJ) Molder; 22 grandchildren; numbers great-grandchildren; brothers, David and Daniel Armstrong; sisters, Pam Armstrong and Kathy Tarr; and sister in law, Joan Armstrong. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Jerry, Edward, and Kevin Armstrong. 

 

Family and friends may visit from 3-5:00PM on Saturday January 2, 2021 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. 

Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH on Monday January 4, 2021 at 10:00AM. 

 

Visitors are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank at 2805 Salt Springs Road Youngstown, OH 44509. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Robert “Russ” Russell entered eternal life early Christmas morning as the snow gently fell providing him with one last White Christmas. Russ passed away peacefully and is reunited with the love of his life Charlene as they live together in eternal glory with our Lord! 

 

Russ was born in Alliance, Ohio on May 10, 1939 to Carol and Larry Russell and eventually moved back to his hometown to be with old friends and as a staunch supporter of Alliance Aviator athletics. Russ graduated from Alliance High School and soon moved to Youngstown after marrying his high school sweetheart Eleanor Charlene Pasco, their love would be passionate and undying, continuing even after Charlene succumbed to cancer and passed away in May 2008. Russ reflected a strong work ethic working at Youngstown Sheet and Tube at night and attending college at Youngstown College, later to be known as Youngstown State University, during the day so he could earn his Business Degree. Through hard work and determination, all during a period of time when he was beginning a family with his first two sons, Russ graduated with a Business Degree from Youngstown College and soon thereafter began his career with Wean United Industries as an expediter and held high level Executive positions in supply chain management working on national and international projects as an executive with Wean Untied for decades. Russ, as he was affectionately called by his love Charlene, enjoyed 47 years of marriage with his beautiful “Char” and provided a wonderful and lively home environment for his family, including his four sons. After moving from Alliance to the northside of Youngstown for a short period of time, Russ then bought his first and only house in Liberty township where he and Char worked hard to provide a loving and engaging home for their four sons. Many beautiful Christmas celebrations were a product of the couples love for the Christmas holiday and Russ as the original Santa with Mrs. Santa by his side, instilled the importance of love and family into their sons. Annual vacations to Presque Isle on Lake Erie were a product of the commitment and love Russ and Char had for their family. These annual treks to Presque Isle continued after the four sons had grown reflecting the love for family togetherness that was created by these loving parents. Russ and Char would attend their son’s athletic events at Liberty as each son would graduate from Liberty High School, Russ and Char truly enjoyed supporting their sons through their high school endeavors! Russ instilled in his sons the importance of sacrifice for family, a strong work ethic, and love for his wife! Russ would maintain the same home in Liberty township for over 40 years until moving back to his hometown Alliance, Ohio where he was able to travel and see old friends from high school cross country and was a regular attendee of Alliance High School sporting events, Mount Union football games and attended many Ohio State football games with his sister Kathy and his sons in maintaining family relationships. Russ passed on his passionate fandom in his sons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Celtics, and Minnesota Vikings, often attending Pirate Opening Day and watching games with his sons at their homes. Russ is survived by his sister Kathy, his four sons, Victor (Michelle), Stephen, Theodore (Tammy) and Charlie (Beth). Russ is also survived by his grandchildren whom he loved and adored, Kat, Lauren, Stefan, Olivia, Taylor, Emily, Lauren and Aidan and great grandchildren Mattie, Mya and a soon to be born great grandson and many nieces and nephews. Russ was preceded in death by his parents Carol and Lawrence and the love of his life Charlene. 

 

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me.” (Psalm 23) 

 

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Alliance High School Alumni Association, PO Box 3123, Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

 

Private services have been held for the family. Russ will be laid to rest next to his wife at Greenhaven Cemetery. To express condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

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Theresa A. Galla, 59 of Austintown was called to Heaven on December 17, 2020. Theresa, known as Terry was born January 17, 1961 in Youngstown, a daughter of Richard L. and Helen “Cherry” (Nelson) Marsh and had lived most of her life in this area . She graduated from Ursuline High School and received an Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management. She had worked at Packard Electric for 15 years, until the plant closing. Besides her mother, Cherry Nelson, Terry leaves her husband of almost 16 years, Jeffrey R. Galla, whom she married December 27, 2004; three sons, Chris (Mary) Thompson of Austintown, David (Gina) Thompson of Austintown, Timothy Thompson of Salem; five grandchildren; two sisters, Diane (David) Mann of Austintown, Nancy (Stephanie) Marsh of Seattle, WA; a brother, Rick (Patty) Marsh of Nashville and a brother-in-law, Edward Morrow of California. Terry was preceded in death by her father, Richard; a sister Kathy Morrow and her grandparents. There was private services for the family. There will be a Celebration of Life planned for a later date.

 

 

 

 

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Alfred “Al” R. Letoha,, 85, of Austintown, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Austinwoods Health Care Center. 

 

Born April 16, 1935 in Campbell, Ohio, Al is the son of Anthony and Julia (Kenczel) Letoha. 

 

Al served his country in the United States Army. Prior to retirement he worked at US Steel. He was a Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed golfing, bowling, walking everyday, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchild. 

 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Martha (Cirelli) Letoha, whom he married January 30, 1960. He also leaves his daughter Michelle (Joseph) French; three grandson Joseph (Rochel Biangone) French, Christopher French, and Daniel French; one great grand daughter Nicolette French; and her his sisters Adrienne (Steve) Zackasee and Geraldine Menosky. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Eleanore C. Novak, Valerie Lenton and Margaret Lenton; and four brothers, Robert Lenton, Bernard Lenton, John Lenton and Edward Lenton. 

Per Al’s wishes, no services were held.

  

 

 

 

 

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SALEM – Ellen L. Sox, 91, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at Brookdale Salem. She was born November 17, 1929 in Calla, Ohio, daughter of the late Hubert “Jeff” and Florence G. (Slagle) Knauf.

Ellen last worked as a receptionist at the WSOM Radio Station and for Dr. George F. Jones D.O. as an Optometric assistance for 12 years. She was a member of the Greenford Lutheran Church and the VFW Post #892 Ladies Auxiliary. Ellen loved gardening and playing cards.

Survivors include a son, Raymond L. (Caroline) Stone; daughters, Jeanette Stone, Patricia Coy, and Carol (Dave) Waggoner; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Richard L. Stone, (father of her children) preceded in death in June of 1994. Her husband, Joseph P. Sox, preceded in death on January 16, 2011 and a great grandchild also preceded her in death in 2016.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenford Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 104, Greenford, OH 44422.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Salem for their compassionate care of Ellen.

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 Ellen’s obituary and send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mildred L. Carper, age 96, formerly of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the House of Loreto in Canton, Ohio. Milly was born in Dover, Ohio, to William and Lena Hoffman on November 9, 1924.  She graduated from Stone Creek High School where she was drum majorette.  After graduation, she attended Canton Actual Business College.  While residing at the Canton YWCA, she met her future husband, Paul, at one of the dances they held. Milly’s first job was at the Hygienic Products Company in Canton as Executive Secretary. After raising her three children, Milly went back to work at the Canton Cultural Center, where she worked for Mrs. Mary Timken.  Finally, she ended her professional career at the Louisville Jr. High School as Guidance Department Secretary.  Milly volunteered for several years in the Canton Christian Women’s Club, and was a longtime member of the Brethren churches where she served on WMS and various other committees. She and Paul also enjoyed volunteering as members of the Nimishillen Grange, and the Louisville Band Boosters, helping out with their fundraiser dinners.  Milly was a kind and sweet lady, very giving, and always thinking of others – living out her faith. She dearly loved her family, and will be missed by many. How blessed we were to have had her in our lives all these years. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul (2005), they were married for 56 years. Survived by daughters, Cynthia (Patrick) Workman of Hartville, Kay (Eric) VanHorn of Canton, and son, Timothy (Lynn) Carper of Tuscarawas, Ohio.  Grandchildren, Aaron and Peter VanHorn, Tracy (Frank) Saho; great grandchildren, Katie, Paige (Brian) Kielau, and Reese Saho; and great-great-granddaughter, Ellie.  Sister, Arlene Mizer of Stone Creek; brother-in-law, Donald Moran of Louisville, and many nieces and nephews.  Also, her good and faithful friend, Grace Godwin. 

A graveside funeral service will be held 2pm Wednesday in Union Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebranch Grace Brethren Church or the House of Loreto. The family would like to thank the House of Loreto for all their kindness and care of Milly over these past 6 years.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Leetonia - Debra J. Whinnery, age 66, of Leetonia, died on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at her home in Leetonia.

She was born on June 1, 1954 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Robert Glass and Roberta Lippiatt Donnalley.

Debra had worked as an administrative assistant with PHD Manufacturing in Columbiana and was Catholic by faith. She was an award winning flower gardener and baker and enjoyed reading and crocheting. Debra enjoyed spending time with family and friends doing various activities such as, playing games, cards, hiking, picnicking and traveling.

Debra is survived by her husband Jim Whinnery, whom she married on September 27, 1975; two daughters, Sarah (Morgan) Todd of Cincinnati and Megan (Jack) Becka of Diamond; two grandchildren, Addison and Peyton Becka and a sister, Cindy (Paul) DiRocco of Leetonia.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Robert and Lillian Lippiatt.

A private family memorial service will be held at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Debra’s memory to Angels for Animals, 4750 S Range, Canfield, OH 44406.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Knight Barnes II 62, of North Benton, died at 2:45 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital following complications to COVID.

 

He was born on July 27, 1958, in Miami, Florida, son of the late Arthur Knight and Carrie (Gray) Barnes Sr.

 

Art was nearly a “legend” in the music scene around this area. He could be found running the sound productions for many of the local bands.  Ponderosa Park used his talents for 25 years until they closed. Art played in several local bands, Fox Fire, Joint Effort , and his own band, General Forces.

 

He recently had his own solo acoustic gig at the Ravenna Winery and other places in Alliance and Berlin Lake. The songs he often played were originals that he personally wrote.

 

Art taught all of his children martial arts and coached soccer over the years. He loved spending time on the beach with his family.  He was also able to show a softer side of himself with writing. He fulfilled his dream of becoming a published author with a novel called “Mosby’s Gold” as well as several poems. 

 

Arthur was a very hard-working man, for 32 years he worked at GM Lordstown. He started on the line and retired as a foreman in 2009. He also for a period of time, owned the Tap Room in Salem. He was also a member of Conrad Lodge 271.

 

 He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Debbie Dickey whom he married on December 23, 1996, children; Alicia (Aaron) Helmick of Dublin, Oh., T.J. Rayl Jr. of Donora, Pa., Heath Rayl of Ft. Worth, Tx., Brandon Barnes of Cuyahoga Falls, Oh., Hunter and Carrie Barnes both of N. Benton, five sisters, one brother, and two grand dogs.

 

The family has chosen to not have any services or viewing at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie (Marge) J. Ruggles, of Alliance, passed away at her home on Thursday. December 24, 2020.

She was born on August 8, 1928 to William and Lillian Jones and was a lifelong resident of Alliance, Ohio, graduating from Alliance High School in 1946.

Marge was a member of the Alliance Woman’s Club, Women’s Auxiliary of BPOE Alliance Lodge #467, and the Alliance branch of Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a member of the Alliance First Baptist Church, and had worked at McCaskey Register during the 1940’s.

Marge enjoyed playing cards, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey W. and Melissa A. Ruggles, and three grandsons, Curt, Todd and Evan Ruggles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harry E. Ruggles, whom she married February 24 1952, and who died July 19, 2006; and her siblings, Kenneth Jones and Doreen Unkefer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  

Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance High School Foundation, P.O. Box 3123, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

The family would like to thank all of her caregivers and friends for their support over the last several years.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawrence P. Wallace, 83 of Salem passed away at his home on Friday, December 25, 2020. Larry was born in Alliance on November 10, 1937, the son of the late Paul L. and Winifred (Bohner) Wallace. He was a graduate of Goshen High School, worked as a farmer and retired in 1999 from International Mill Service. Larry enjoyed rebuilding John Deere tractors and golfing. He was a member of Damascus Ruritan Club, and Bethel United Church of Christ, where he and his wife were involved with the food pantry at the church as well as helping to make thousands of apple dumplings as a fundraiser for their church. He and his wife Lorie were selected as the Distinguished Citizens of the Year in 2017.

 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lorena "Lorie" (Flannery) Wallace, their children; Thomas (Patty) Wallace, Ronald (Jodi) Wallace and their daughter-in-law Regena (Bob) Slutz. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren; Jeremy (Jennifer) Wallace, Richard (Robin Chismar) Wallace, Angelina Wallace, Luke (Jessica) Wallace, Maria (Luke) Smith, Diana Wallace, Brandon (Anna) Wallace, Brent (Jastyn) Wallace, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren as well as a sister Jackie Moretz. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wallace, a sister, Linda Ramsey, a sister Arlene Bjorkman, and a brother Roger Wallace. The family would also like to send a special thank you to his caregiver and companion, Joey Adams.

 

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Kahler officiating. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Memorial donations can be made in Larry’s honor to the Damascus Ruritan Club or Bethel United Church of Christ. The service will be live streamed for those unavailable to come to the service by watching the service via the funeral home obituary link found under Larry's photo and obituary. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio 

 

 

 

 

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 Thomas Michael “Mike” Graham age 71 of Salem, Ohio, entered Heavens Gates on Saturday, December 26, 2020. He was born October 24, 1949, in the capital of West Virginia, Akron, Ohio, and was raised in Alliance, Ohio. Mike was the son of Cecil E. Graham and Lena Lavon Siers Graham.

  Mike graduated from Alliance High School and received his Associate’s Degree in Theology from Mountaineer Baptist College, in Salem, West Virginia.

 A member of Alliance Baptist Temple, Mike served his country with pride in the United States Marine Corp.

  Mike loved and served the Lord, pastoring and planting the Friendship Baptist Churches in Grafton, West Virginia, and Hartville, Ohio.

  He enjoyed drag racing, muscle cars, riding his motorcycle with friends, and he was an avid lover of Mustangs.

  Mike was co-founder of the Princess Within Pageant, for those with special needs.

  Due to Mike’s loving nature and sense of humor, he made a lasting impact on peoples’ lives. Of all of the things Mike loved, he most loved serving God and biggie hugs from his grandchildren.

 Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patty (Leeper) Graham, who he married November 12, 1994; children Michael (Danielle) Graham of Winter Haven, Florida, Lena (Larry) Hartman, of Alliance; Michelle (Doug) McCartney of Anderson, South Carolina,  Joe Elliott of Marion, Ohio and Julie (Brian) McMillen of Delaware, Ohio; brothers Roger (Kim) Nutter, Roy (Angie ) Nutter Jr., and Richard (Laura) Nutter; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, and also his son, Charles E. Graham, his sisters, Mary Perry, and Patricia Kunkle, step-brother, Thomas Tribett, and stepsister, Karen Mauller.

  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 30th at Alliance Baptist Temple with Pastor’s Randy Payne and Terry Wilson officiating.

  Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 29th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

  Mike will be laid to rest at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donald E. Lee, 73 of Sebring passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Roselane in Massillon, Ohio. Don was born in Alliance, March 14, 1947 the son of the late Nichola and Edna (DeVise) Lee he was a 1966 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and drafted 17 days after his graduation to serve 2 tours of duty in Vietnam in the US Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring. He retired from East Manufacturing after 35 years of service. Don was very proud of his Italian Heritage. He was a Hot Stove Baseball coach for 15 years with 5 of his teams winning tournament championships. He always enjoyed listening to music especially Rock n Roll, drag racing and muscle cars, as well as spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren. He was also an avid Ohio sports fan, especially High School Friday Night Football and The Buckeyes.

 

Survivors include his children; Mark (Danielle) Lee, Kendra (Robert) Bray and four grandchildren; Addison Lee, Aiden Lee, Pressley Snodgrass and Harper Bray. He is also survived by his brother Harold Lee. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Diane S. Lee who passed on April 25, 2020 and 3 brothers; Ralph, Paul, and Harry.

 

A Private Family Funeral will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM with William Wainio officiating with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. His service can be watched virtually online at www.grfuneralhome.com (please click on the link under Don's obituary). Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles F. Littleton age 69 passed away Friday December 25, 2020 at his home. He was born September 17, 1951. Per his 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.

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Millard C. DeHoff, age 78, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. He was born March 11, 1942 in Canton, OH to the late Marion and Mary (Duncan) DeHoff. He was co-owner of DeHoff Flowers, Greenhouse and Landscaping. Millard was a founding member of the Louisville Christian Church. He was a member of the Washington Ruritans Club, the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and he was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Millard is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pat (Zumbrunn) DeHoff, his daughter, Melodie (Nicholas) Lare, his brother, Mort (Sue) DeHoff, three grandchildren, Haylee, Emma and Wyatt.

A graveside funeral service will be 12noon Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Massillon, OH with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisville Christian Church. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Audrey Lee (Patterson) McNany, 75, of Salem, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 with her loving husband nearby.

Born on June 20, 1945 in Grove City, PA, she is the daughter of the late Thomas and Elsie (Christie) Patterson.

Audrey was a 1964 graduate from Grove City, PA. She married her husband, Glenn on April 10, 1965 and celebrated 55 years together before her passing. Audrey worked as a teachers aid for more than 30 years. She was employed by the Columbiana County Dept of Special Needs. She made her life’s work about helping make others lives a little brighter. Audrey attended the United Presbyterian church in Leetonia, OH. She enjoyed sewing and making crafts, spending the day out shopping, and eating out whenever she got the chance. She and her husband made Salem their home for the past 48 years and together raised their family there.

In addition to her husband, Audrey is survived by her 3 children; Thomas (Kim) McNany of Indian Land, SC, Melanie (Keith) Beacon of Dudley, NC, Glenn McNany of Salem, 3 grandchildren; Jennifer and Thomas Dudley and Sidney McNany.

There will be no services at this time.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry Ostendorf, age 93 formerly of Oshkosh, Wisconsin died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, Ohio due to complications of Covid-19. 

Harry was born September 28, 1927 in Oakland Township, Franklin County, Iowa a son of Otto F. and Katie (Blau) Ostendorf.  Harry married Muriel Mae Roos April 7, 1953, at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa.

Harry was a long-time member of Grace Reformed Church in Fond du Lac and most recently of First Presbyterian Church of Oshkosh.

Harry was hired by what was then Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh in fall 1964 where he remained a professor for 30 years, retiring in June 1994 and then where he continued to teach part-time until 1998.   He was one of two original members of the Accounting Department at the time the College of Business of formed.  Harry received the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award in 1990, served as Chair of the Accounting Department from 1991-1994, and when he retired his past students and many of his colleagues funded the “Harry Ostendorf Accounting Scholarship” in his honor which continues to be awarded annually to a deserving UW Oshkosh accounting student.   Harry was a proud Titan Booster Club member, attending UWO football and basketball games for 55 years and he also participated back-in-the-day in the faculty bowling league where he once scored a 288-game.

Prior to moving to Oshkosh, WI in 1964 Harry lived in Iowa.   He attended school in Alexander and then earned his bachelor’s degree from Central College in Pella.   He was a high school teacher in Northwest Iowa where he also coached girls’ basketball before moving to Iowa City to work on a doctorate while teaching at the University of Iowa.  Harry chose to accept a position in Oshkosh just credits shy of obtaining his doctorate.

Harry was a Navy Officer serving from March 1946 – July 1946 (World War II) and January 1951 – May 1954 (Korean War).

Harry loved to travel – nationally and internationally, to play cards including a good game of cribbage, had a hard time putting down a captivating book and was a Sudoku master.   He always had a smile, a love of life and a love for the Lord.

“I’ve lived a good life.”  - Harry O.

Harry is survived by his daughter Tammy (Norbert) Hettinga of Salem, OH and by his son Mark (Ken) Ostendorf of Brookfield, WI; his grandson Benjamin (Ada) Hettinga, and granddaughter Michelle (Jacob) Bails; his grandchildren Trevor, Adam, Hadley, Jared, Reagan and Esther; special friend Barbara Gusick; loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his son, David H. Ostendorf, his parents and his brothers and sisters (Frank, Clara, Jeanette, John and Lydia).

Due to the complexity of Covid-19, there will be a celebration of life at a later date when it is safe to gather family and friends.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Salem, OH.

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

 

 

 

 

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LEETONIA - Donald Carl Kelm of Leetonia passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the age of 65. He was the son of the late Carl and Vida (Swindell) Kelm of Leetonia, and a 1973 graduate of Leetonia High School.

Before retiring, Donald worked as a welder at Electric Furnace Company and Hunt Valve in Salem. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Leetonia Sportsman Club.

Donald is survived by his wife Janet whom he married August 24,1974; sons, Jonathon (Ashley) and Joshua (Cassie); granddaughter, Lucy; grandsons, Conner and Robert; grandsons, Carl and Robert; and siblings Carol Earl, Judy Leonard, and Kenny.

Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by one sister, Ella Mae Smith and one brother, Robert Kelm.

A private service will be held Monday December 28, 2020 at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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.

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"Together Again"

Claudetta A Bagnola, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. She was born January 12, 1936 in Maximo, OH to the late Alva and Alice Trump. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patsy Bagnola Jr, in 2008 and her brothers and sisters. Claudetta is survived by two daughters, Michell and Linda Bagnola; four grandchildren, Tabitha (Todd) Kleinhenz, Tanya (Glenn II) Hupp, Eric (Ashley Orr) Lyons, Amanda (Shane) Thompson; eight great-grandchildren, Mariah, Austin, Preston, Makayla, Jordan, Skylar, Paisley and Noelle.

A graveside funeral service will be 11am Wednesday at Sunset Hills Burial Park Chapel. Calling hours will be 6-8pm Tuesday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Susan Lynn Bartholomew, 63, passed away on December 20, 2020 at her home in Salem, OH.

She was born on February 2, 1957, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late William “Bart” and Florence “Jill” (Unger) Bartholomew.

Susan was a 1975 graduate of Salem High School and became the owner/operator of a daycare that she ran for many years out of her home. Formerly having attended Faith Fellowship in Salem, she recently attended Salt Life Church in Salem. She looked forward to attending bible study at her church and reading the Scriptures. As an expression of her faith, she collected crosses, which were a daily reminder of this deep faith she had. Susan also had a green thumb. She enjoyed many spring and summer days “playing in the dirt” and tending to her flowerbeds and most enjoyed cultivating her roses which were her favorite flower. If Susan wasn’t working in her flowerbeds, she was still working with her hands crafting or cross-stitching. Susan was an avid reader and has probably read every Danielle Steel book ever written. She enjoyed watching TV and shopping and could do both at the same time, as she was a skilled eBay and home shopping aficionado, in fact, she did most all of her shopping this way. Susan had a childhood memory of her father and his love of feeding the squirrels. This resonated with her and over the years she developed a squirrel collection of her own which was a reminder of this childhood memory. There were many things that Susan held close in her heart, from her faith, special memories, the love she had for her beloved pets, the love she had for her family and especially the love she had for her 6 grandchildren which she treasured deeply.

In addition to her parents, Susan is preceded in death by her son, Nathan Alexander Wilson who passed away in 2009.

Susan is survived by her children; Alyssa (Christopher) Jenkins of Minerva, OH, Erin (Lucas) Staten of Massillon, OH, Courtney (Matthew Jakubiak) Wilson of Minerva, OH, 6 grandchildren; Alexander Diar, Anthony, Evan and Aubree Jenkins, Jude and Oliver Staten. Additionally, she is survived by a brother; David (Gayle) Bartholomew of Lake Milton, OH.

A time of visitation will be from 5-6 p.m on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services in Salem. A service will follow the visitation at 6 p.m, with the Pastor Larry Paxson officiating. Susan will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

 

 

 

 

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A. Jeannette (Wiley) Garey, age 90 of Sebring, Ohio passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at The Gables of Green. She was born January 21, 1930 in Cambridge, Ohio to P.J. and Claire (True) Wiley.

Jeannette graduated as valedictorian from Byesville High School, Byesville, Ohio. She was a legal secretary and secretary to the Head of Volunteers at Alliance Community Hospital (1970’s). She was also a very talented seamstress and entertained in all the homes and churches she shared with her husband of 67 years Rev. Doran A. Garey. Jeannette had a lifelong love of music.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; and her husband.

Survivors include daughter, Frederica Elizabeth “Beth” (William) Barone; son, Jay A. (Tammie) Garey; sister, Frederica “Fritz” Wolfe; sister-in-law, Anne Wiley Mahaffey; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Union Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Coralee Cox officiating. Memorial contributions can be made in Jeannette’s name to the East Ohio Conference United Methodist Women, Kelly Corb (8800 Cleveland Ave NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720) or the church of the donor’s choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - Donald P. Glynn, 88, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his home. He was born July 18, 1932 in Twinsburg, son of the late Frederick J. and Phyllis V. (Allen) Glynn.

Don was a 1950 graduate of East Liverpool High School and attended the Ohio Valley Business College. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. An employee of General Motors for 20 years, he was a transportation clerk, retiring in 1986.  He previously worked at H. K. Porter in Wellsville.

Donald was an avid Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. (Allison) Glynn whom he married February 14, 1963; two daughters, Anita Beeson of Austintown and Teresa (John) Burger of Charleston, TN; and two grandchildren, Allison and Michael Burger.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Stark Memorial with Phil Harlan officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Please adhere to social distancing, do not linger and bring your own mask.

Besides his parents, three sisters, Naomi L. Fisher, Alvera J. Paskel, and Phyllis V. Bishop; and a brother, Robert A. Glynn also preceded him in death.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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East Palestine, Joanne Hulton, 87, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, December 24, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born on May 12, 1933 in East Palestine, a daughter of the late Delbert and Bessie Burson Ward and had lived in the area all of her life.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of Christ in East Palestine. Joanne loved sewing and cooking. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were the highlight of her life.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip Mackall, her second husband, Donald Eugene Hulton, a brother, John Ward and a son-in-law, Mike McCarthy.

Joanne is survived by her five daughters, Kathy McCarthy, Julie (James) Young, Karen (Rick) Gorby, Susan (Robert) McCullough, Mary Beth (Anthony) DiCello all of East Palestine; a son, Kevin (Rae Ann) Mackall of High Point, NC; a sister, Ramona McLaughlin of New Waterford; a brother, Daniel Ward of New Springfield, seventeen grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Palestine Social Concerns c/o of Barb Lynch 375 E. Grant St. East Palestine, OH 44413 or the East Palestine Community Foundation P.O. Box 42 East Palestine, OH 44413.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Helen Margaret Brown, 91, of Sebring, Ohio passed away at 3:27 pm on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center at Copeland Oaks which had been her home for over 21 years. 

 

She was born on November 10, 1929 as the only child of Leslie and Bonnie Dittus in the Kenton, Ohio area. She graduated from Kenton High School in 1947 and pursued her college degree at Marion College in Indiana. After a year there she returned to Ohio where she attended Ohio Northern University, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. It was at Ohio Northern University that she met her future husband Rev. Walter Paul Brown whom she married on August 17, 1951.

 

She loved teaching all ages but especially loved the third grade classes that she had over the years because they understood her jokes. As a pastor's wife she got to experience many things, including moving to new areas mostly in rural Ohio. She was a supportive and encouraging wife and helpmate over the years as they served charges in Stafford, Sonora, Pleasant Grove, Hannibal, North Fairfield, New Haven, Marengo-Fulton as well as living in New Concord and Bethesda. Each move meant finding a new school where she could share her talents as an elementary teacher. 

 

Helen loved deeply and had a very compassionate heart. One of her many gifts was creativity, which she shared with yearly homemade Christmas cards and the annual Brown Daze newsletter. Over the years she shared her artistic abilities with others through watercolors, quilting, counted cross stitch, and embroidery, as well as creating beautiful greeting cards. She loved reading and had a notebook recording every book she had read from 1949 to 2017.

 

During her lifetime she was involved in many groups including PTA, AAUW and UMW, as well as attending many Minister's Wives retreats. She was happiest when she was with friends and family. During her time at Copeland Oaks she loved volunteering in the library and being a part of the Chorale. 

 

Survivors include her children: Paula (Carl) Archdeaon of Newark, Ohio, Chris (Shari) Brown of Ashland, Ohio, Mark Brown of Yuma, Arizona and Beth Ann (Chris) Chiles of Brevard, North Carolina. She is survived by six grandchildren: Thomas (Kristin Proctor) Archdeacon of Alburqueque, New Mexico, Carla Jo (Christopher) Morris of Newark, Ohio, Rachael (Nathan) Youmans of Sparks, Nevada, Micah (Wendy Hu) Chiles of Jersey City, New Jersey, Rebekah Brown of San Diego, California and Aaron (Erin Maxwell) Chiles of Raleigh, North Carolina. She also was the proud great grandma to Harper Morris and Theodore Hu Chiles.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul, in 1994 and her parents, Leslie and Bonnie Dittus in 1980 and 1993 respectively.

 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to health safety concerns. The family is being served by Gednetz - Ruzek - Brown Funeral Home. 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Copeland Life Care Fund at THE OAKS FOUNDATION

715 S. Johnson Rd. Sebring, OH 44672 or to Christ United Methodist Church, 470 East Broadway Street, Alliance, OH 44601.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Waterford - Robert E. Osberg, age 86, of New Waterford, died on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

 

He was born on November 27, 1934 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late Edward and Marion Suffolk Osberg.

 

Robert was a 1954 graduate of East Palestine High School and had worked as a plumber and steam fitter with Local 396 for 60 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1964 and was a member of the Chain School Road Church of Christ. He enjoyed four wheeling with his family, traveling, fishing and camping with his wife and family in Pymatuning.

 

Robert is survived by his wife, Beverly Ash Osberg, whom he married on February 17, 1962; two sons, Craig (Lana) Osberg of New Waterforfd and Eric Osberg of Columbiana; two daughters, Cindy (Michael) Neiheisel of Columbiana and Tina Osberg of New Waterford; ten grandchildren, James, Jessica, Timothy, Ryan, Brett, Jarred, Kaitlyn, Sydney, Regan, Logan; Papa B’s Great Ones, Kora, Emma, Maia, Owen, Jackson, Dawson, Kamrin, Alayna, Ryder; a twin brother, Richard R. Osberg of Hubbard and a sister, Diane (Dallas) Carlisle of New Waterford.

 

He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Jessica Osberg, a sister, M. Peggy Bacon and a brother, Carl Osberg.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the family will be holding private services at this time and a public memorial service will be held at a later date to honor Robert.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Michael Patrick Hildebrand died peacefully in Aultman Hospital on December 18th, 2020 in Canton, Ohio at the age of 66.

 

Mike is survived by his children, Kathleen (Mike) Earl of Malvern, William (Carrie) Hildebrand of Massillon, and three grandsons Sam Earl, Max Earl, and Vincen Hildebrand. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Marge Hildebrand.

Mike was born on August 9th, 1954 in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Louisville High School in 1972 and was a diehard Leopard fan.  His children remember him as a humorous and dedicated father who encouraged them to pursue their goals and never quit.  He had experienced many ups and downs in life and continued to model for his family that even though life is not easy, with hard work you can be successful.

 

Mike was known for his compassion for others.  He continued to donate to numerous organizations like St. Jude and other Catholic charities.   He was an active and dedicated member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Maximo.  Michael also was a member of the American Legion, Louisville Eagles, and VFW.  Mike’s other passion was football.  He was an Ohio State Buckeye till the end. O-H...

 

At this time, services will be private.   In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at stjude.org. The family would like to thank Aultman Hospital, the doctors, and especially the ICU nurses for their care of their father.  They are all doing amazing work under extraordinary circumstances.  

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Carrollton - Kimberly S. Altomare, age 65, of Carrollton, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Community Hospice Truman House, New Philadelphia.

 

She was born on February 24, 1955 in Salem, a daughter of the late Edward and Irmgard Tunnat Altomare.

 

Kim never met a stranger and she loved everyone.  She had a special love for her grandma "Mom" Emma Tunnat.  Kim also enjoyed collecting music boxes.  Columbiana residents may remember the Kimberly Pool Hall that was owned and operated by her parents and affectionately named after Kim.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at St. John's Villa in Carrollton for their years of compassionate care and friendship. 

 

Kimberly is survived by her brother, Richard Altomare of Columbus; three nephews; one niece and a great nephew.

 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Judith Hetherington and two nephews.

 

A private family graveside service will be held.  Kim will be laid to rest with her parents at Columbiana Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Villa, 701 Crest St. NW, Carrollton, OH 44615.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Peggy Ann (McDade) (Gula) Burwell, age 85, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 after long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born July 18, 1935 in Beaver, PA to the late George and Margaret McDade. Peg worked in food service at St. Joseph Care Center and retired from Louisville Schools, as Food Service Director, after 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Burwell, in 2010; her brother Dr George McDade Jr and a grandson, Timothy Friesner. Peggy is survived by three children, George Ronald (Julie) Gula Jr, Bruce (Karen) Gula, Kim (Jack) Friesner; 13 grandchildren, Angela (Rob) Emmons, Christopher (Jess) Friesner, Melissa (Ryan) Reinford, Michael (Gina) Gula, Beth (James) Huprich, Allison (Josh) Wilson, George Gula, Kristen Gula, Stephanie Nash, Stephen John Burwell, William Burwell, Cameron Burwell, Nicole Sollazzo; 18 great-grandchildren; her brother, Marshall McDade; four step-children, Steve Burwell, Tamara (Maurizio) Sollazzo, Mike (Ginger) Burwell and Debra Cooksey; and several step-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Bethany Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care that was given to our mother.

 

Due to COVID-19, a private family service was held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Peggy was laid to rest, beside her husband, in Sunset Hills Memory Garden, Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com    Stier-Israel

 

 

 

 

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WINONA - Gordon W. Dawes Jr., 84, died Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Salem West Healthcare Center. Gordon was born on September 17, 1936 in Mooresville, IN, a son of the late Gordon and Frances Turner Dawes Sr.

 

Gordon was a high school graduate and attended Olivet Nazarene College. He retired from General Motors in 1999 after working there for 39 years.

 

Gordon was a member of Winona Friends Church. He was a member of Winona Ruritan.

Gordon enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Janet (Wank) Dawes, whom he married on June 23, 1982; two children, Jeffrey Todd Dawes of Kentucky and Lisa Ervin of Missouri; two stepchildren, Kimberly Thomas of Lisbon and Tammy Daggy of Hanoverton, nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren.

 

Besides his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by two sons, Gordon Dawes III and Terrance Bruce Dawes, and one granddaughter, Kelly Earp.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Winona Friends Church, P.O. Box 33, Winona, OH 44493.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Mary Crum, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on December 19th, 2020 surrounded by her family.

 

She was born March 2, 1935, in Maximo, Ohio to Walter and Adeline (Moushey) Ruffier.

 

A graduate of Louisville High School, Mary formerly served as organist for 53 years at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo, in addition to being a piano and organ teacher.

She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Edward R. Crum, whom she married October 12, 1963; children, Paul J. Crum and wife Tonia of Massillon, Erika F. McIlvain of Canton, and  Robert J. Crum of Marengo; grandchildren, Chelsea LaPrell and husband Shane, Alexandria Crum, Morgan Crum, Jarrett  Crum and Braummen Crum.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Robert, Arthur, Paul and Kieren Ruffier.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 28th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo with Fr. Joseph Ruggieri as celebrant.  Visitation will be held one hour prior at the church.

 

Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Aultman Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State Street, Alliance, OH 44601 or St. Joseph Catholic Church Maximo 12055 Easton 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.

 

 

 

 

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Rickey Smith, 63 of Austintown Twp. passed away early Sunday morning, December 20, 2020 at Caprice Health Care Center. Rickey was born August 7, 1957 in Brinkley, KY, the son of Richard A. and Gladys (Lewis) Smith. Rickey was a truckdriver with CCX for many years retiring in 2008. He was a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol Group and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. Rickey also belonged to several bowling and golf leagues. Besides his father Richard Smith, Rickey leaves his daughter, Lindsey Smith and her fiancé Ronnie Trimble Sr., one grandson, Ronnie “RJ” Trimble Jr., one sister, Debra Chambers all of Austintown as well as several nieces and nephews. Rickey was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys and two brothers, Kenneth and James Smith.

 

Due to Covid19 prayer services are private. Friends may call from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

 

 

 

 

 

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Glenda Rae (Beck) Bentfeld-Kolosvary, 76, of Salem, OH passed away at 11:04 a.m Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem.

 

Glenda was born on April 17, 1944, the daughter of the late Edwin and Effie (Pearl) (Stuart) Beck.

 

She attended Northwestern High School in Albion, PA until early 1960. Glenda was gifted in the culinary arts. Her talent for creating mouth-watering dishes led her to achieving the honored position of Sous Chef. Glenda began her employment at the truck stop in North Lima and then found her way to the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club and had a successful career for 25 years. Glenda enjoyed creating and working with her hands. If she wasn’t creating culinary delights, she relaxed and continued to use her creative talents through ceramics and crocheting. Glenda was an avid reader. Whether it was on her tablet or turning the pages of a book, one of her favorite places to spend time and a place you would often find her escaping into the pages of a good book, was the public library. Not only did she love to read, but she also loved Elvis. But, what girl didn’t growing up in the 50’s and 60’s! Admittedly, she had a soft spot for Elvis that she carried with her throughout her days. She liked to play games with her family, but her favorite was Yahtzee. Glenda had many things that she loved and that filled her life with joy, but all of these pale in comparison to the love she felt for her family and joy she experienced spending time with them. Especially the “apples of her eye”, which were her grandchildren.

 

Glenda is survived by a daughter; Patricia (Daniel) Fortune of Salem, a son; Michael (Marianne Grate) Bentfeld of E. Rochester, OH, a step-daughter Kay Mangus of Leetonia, OH, grandchildren; Kirsten (Matthew Confer) Fortune, Meghan (Spencer Ruffner) Fortune, Alexandria (Robert) Dooley, Jacquelene (Victor Trimmer) Bentfeld, Brandon (Ashley Staley) Bentfeld, Tom (Heather) Mangus, Jason (Valery) Mangus, Kathaleen (Matt Semach) Mangus, Mariah Grate, Lloyd Grate, Shane (Krista) Grate,7 great-grandchildren; Kaitlyn Boston, Madison Murphy, Chloe Dooley, Jarrid Mangus, Cole Mangus, Wyatt Mangus, and Clayton Mangus. A brother-in-law; Bill Tribe and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her parents, Glenda is preceded in death by her husband Edward Kolosvary whom she married in 2006, a granddaughter; Amanda Elise Fortune, a sister; Patricia Tribe, a brother; Charles Beck, half-brother; Charles Welsh, and a nephew; Edwin Schmidt.

 

Visitation for Glenda will be at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services in Salem on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 1-2 p.m, with the funeral following at 2 p.m. Pastor Todd Wilhelm will be officiating. Glenda will be laid to rest on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10 a.m at Grandview Cemetery along with her granddaughter Amanda abiding by her wishes.

 

 

 

 

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Marilyn J. Harter, age 89, of Alliance, OH passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was born March 26, 1931 in North Canton, OH to the late Robert and Hazel (Brown) Henkel. She graduated from Middlebranch HS in 1949. Marilyn worked for Diamond Portland Cement in Middlebranch for 2 years and retired from Alliance Manufacturing after 19 years. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Alliance.

 

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Harter, in 2011, a son, Douglas Harter, two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by three sons, Wayne Jr, Jeffrey and Bradley Harter; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday (12/29) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH. Calling hours will be 10-11am Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Marilyn will be laid to rest in Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Christian Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Leetonia - John H. Kiliany, age 64, of Leetonia, died on Monday, December 21, 2020 at his home.

 

He was born on December 13, 1956 in Salem, son of the late Joseph and Almira Balevre Kiliany.

 

John worked most of his life in body shops, fixing cars in Pete's shop in Leetonia. He also restored his own hot rods in his garage. In Johns younger years he played drums in a band called the Great Eastern band. He served in the United States Marines and completed his boot camp at camp Lejeune.

 

He is survived by two daughters; Michelle Gongaware of Salem and Julie Berkheimer of Ohio; a brother Thomas Kiliany of Leetonia; a sister Joanne Bogdan of Salem and his companion of 23 years Linda Shoulder and her children and grandchildren of Leetonia.

No services will be observed 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

 

 

 

 

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Columbiana - Evelyn R. Hisey, age 92, of Columbiana, died peacefully on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Hospice House, Poland.

 

She was born on December 27, 1927 in New Waterford, OH, a daughter of the late Clifford and Eva Bevington Smith.

 

Evelyn had worked as a cook at Country Corner Restaurant in Columbiana for twenty-three years and was an active member of the New Waterford United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Robert John Hisey, whom she married on July 10, 1948, preceded her in death on, July 12, 2011.

 

Cherished memories of Evelyn will live on through her daughter, Barb (David) Moore of Columbiana; two grandchildren, Rebecca Moore of Youngstown, and Scott (Rachael) Moore and one great grandchild, Bobby of Virginia.  Also surviving is her sister, Sarah (Howard) Herbkersman of Columbiana, and her special niece and nephew, June (Doug) McLaughlin and Neil (Bea) Herbkersman.   

 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks will be required.

 

Private committal services will take place at New Waterford Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff at Whispering Pines Village for their years of exceptional care and friendship. 

 

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James Lee Burchfield, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was born to Frank and Lucile Collins Burchfield on February 18, 1937 in Louisville, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Carolyn Woodson Burchfield. They are lifelong residents of Louisville after returning from serving in the United States Air Force where they met. Jim enjoyed his retirement after 37 years of service at the Ohio Power Company. 

 

He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed big game hunting, gardening and all sports. He played softball for many years at their retirement home in Citrus Park, FL.  He enjoyed pickle ball into his 80s while in Florida in the winter and First Friends church in Canton during the summer months where he made many lifelong friends. 

 

His passion for sports led him to Hot Stove baseball where he coached little league baseball for many years in Louisville.  He would often be seen wearing his favorite team hat including the team of his grandsons.  

In addition to all the fun he had in his retirement years, he was a dedicated and loving husband to his wife Carolyn of 61 years and will be dearly missed. 

 

He is preceded in death by his son David James Burçhfield, sister Donna (Allen) Arner and brother Jack (Eva) Burchfield. Along with his wife, Jim is survived by his sister Sue (Lee) Sommers; daughters Rebecca (Ron) Rodak, Sherrie (Don) Burkhart; Grandchildren, Ben (Maria) Rodak, Matthew (Caitlin) Rodak, Christin (Doug) Walker, Cory James Mash, Matt (Alexis) Johnston, Joe Johnston; great-grandchildren, Maxson & Stuart Rodak, Camilla & Wyatt Walker, Everly Johnston 

Jim and Carolyn attended the Chapel in Marlboro.  While Jim will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends, he would want everyone to know that he was ready to meet his Savior and Lord. He has completed and won the victorious race.   2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight.  I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith."

A private family service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Cochran officiating. Jim will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Robert J. Sibble, age 73, passed away at 10:07 p.m. Monday December 21, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center, with three of his daughters at his side.

 

He was born on April 17, 1947 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Robert Frederick Sibble and Jennie (Shanshala) Sibble.

 

Robert attended Williamport Community College. He worked for Whitacre Greer, was Apartment Manager for Westwood Apartments and had worked as a maintenance technician for Canton Towers.

 

 A U. S. Navy veteran, Robert was a member of Amvets Post 124.

Those left to cherish his memory are his step-daughter, Erlina Rose; daughters, Jennie Leonard, Elizabeth Marie Sibble, Lorie Conrad, and Marjorie Hawkins; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchild; and brother, David Frederick Sibble of Big Spring, Texas.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Adelina Sibble, whom he married on February 24, 1970 and who passed on May 2, 2007.

 

Services will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday December 26th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gerald Mershimer officiating. Friends may call one hour prior.

 

Interment will be at Mount Union Cemetery.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisbon - Charles "Charlie" Baird, age 72, of Lisbon, died on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Canterbury Villa of Alliance.

He was born on June 5, 1948 in East Syracuse, NY, son of the late Claude and Marilyn Valley Baird.

Charlie had worked at General Motors and was a member of Lake Mount Church of Christ. He was an Evangelist and loved his ministry, practicing throughout, New York, Kentucky, Michigan, and Canada. Charlie was a jack of all trades and could do just about anything from carpentry to auto repair.

He is survived by his wife, Frances "Frenchi" Lyman Baird, whom he married on April 15, 1967; two sons, Charles  and Althea Baird of Fort Worth, TX and Scott E.  and Tonya Baird of Sandy Creek, NY; two sisters, Nancy  and Al Cook of New York, Brenda  and Frank DeAngelo of Connecticut; two brothers, David and Nancy Baird of South Carolina and Bruce and Anita Baird of Florida; three grandsons, Jarred Emmett Baird, Gabriel Austin Baird and Cee Jay Charles Baird and a granddaughter, Christa Lee-Ann Baird.

Charlie was preceded in death by a brother, James Baird and a sister, Sandra Schug.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Lake Mount Church of Christ, New Waterford. Where social distancing and mask protocol will be followed.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Lake Mount Church of Christ, New Waterford.

Burial will take place at East Carmel Cemetery, Rogers. Where military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion Honor Guard.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lake Mount Church of Christ or to the family.

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

 

 

 

 

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HANOVERTON – Garner R. Patterson, 88, died Thursday, December 10, 2020 at his home. He was born November 21, 1932 in Jackson County, West Virginia, son of the late George and Lola (Cline) Patterson.

Garner was the safety supervisor at Davey Tree service for 50 years. He was a lifetime member of Salem AMVET Post 45 and worked at the Hanover Township Road Dept. for ten years.

His wife, Betty M. (Dick) Patterson preceded him in death in 1982.

Garner has three children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by two sisters.

Besides his parents and his wife, two sons, a daughter and a great grandson also preceded him in death.

Private services were held with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

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

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

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Warren – James E. Allsopp Sr., 89, passed away Wednesday evening, December 16, 2020 at Hospice of Dayton. 

James was born on September 15, 1931 in Warren, OH, a son of the late Stephen and Goldie (Reel) Allsopp. 

He was a 1950 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. After high school he joined the United States Airforce during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged. He worked at Copperweld Steel for 41 years until he retired in 1991. He was an avid Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State football fan. 

He will be deeply missed by his loving children. James E. Allsopp Jr. and Kim M. (William) Morgan; and grandchildren, Matthew, Alexander, Madelyn, and Adam Morgan. 

Besides his parents James was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores A. Allsopp, whom he married on November 3, 1956 and passed away on March 8, 2014; daughter Diane Marie Allsopp; and sisters, Beverly J. Morales and Ruth M. Rose. 

Family and friends may visit from 5-7:00PM on Tuesday December 22, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren, with services to follow at 7:00PM. 

Visitors are asked to please practice social distance and wear a mask. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton Foundation, located at 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 or by visiting https://www.hospiceofdayton.org/donations/  

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Sandra J. Seeland, 73 of Mineral Ridge died Saturday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boardman. Sandra was born May 9, 1947 in Syracuse, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Mayfred (Pickert) Orlowski and grew up in New York. Sandra worked at General Motors in Syracuse and Michigan before coming to Lordstown where she worked on the door line of the Fabricating Plant, retiring in 2006, after 20 years. She was a member of the Our Lady of the Lakes, St. James Parish, Lake Milton American Legion Auxilliary #737, a social member of the VFW of Newton Falls and the Amvets of Newton Falls. Sandra leaves her companion of 30 years, James Boehmer; her children, Scott Seeland of North Jackson, Jackie (Michael) Stalter of Whitehouse, OH, John Seeland of Syracuse, NY and seven grandchildren. Sandra also leaves two sisters, Cheri Jordal of Pulaski, NY and Pamela Lounsbery of North Carolina. Besides her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Pickert. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

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Warren – Todd James Eyer, 53, passed away on Friday December 18, 2020 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center after losing his battle with COVID-19. 

Todd was born on May 14, 1967 in Warren, OH, to the late James and Blanche “Skip” (Miller) Eyer. On July 2, 2006, Todd married the love of his life, Melissa Eyer and they shared 14 wonderful years together. 

Todd was a 1985 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and went on to get his associates degree in computer technology from DeVry University and attended Kent State University Trumbull. Todd was employed at Hollywood Gaming. 

Besides his family, there was nothing that Todd loved more than bowling. Todd started bowling at the age of 5 and from there his passion for it increased every year. He was a part of 3 different leagues a week and was a very accomplished bowler, bowling 50 plus perfect games. When he was not bowling, Todd loved to spend time with his family; his grandchildren were his life. He was also an Ohio State fan and loved animals. 

Todd will be deeply missed by his wife, Melissa; his stepson Justin (Candice) Dubravcak; his grandchildren Justice and Marley; his sister Renee Stofira; his nieces, Jessica (Thomas) Brant and Alexis Stofira; and many other family and friends. 

Besides his parents, Todd is preceded in death by his brother-in-law George Stofira. 

Family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Warren Bowling Association Youth Scholarship. Please make checks to "WBA Youth Scholarship" with "In Memory of Todd Eyer" in the memo section and mail to WBA, 1011 Woodglen Ave., Newton Falls, OH 44444. 

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

 

 

 

 

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Warren - William “Bill” Dale Cunningham passed away at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Friday December 18, 2020. Bill was born on August 6, 1934 in Caldwell Ohio to Loene and William Taylor Cunningham. 

Bill had a wonderful full life- a graduate from Windham High School he excelled in sports, music and academics. 

Bill followed his dreams to study Engineering at The Ohio State University. He graduated with honors in the five-year Engineering program. His Industrial Engineering Career brought him to be a lifelong resident of the area. While studying at OSU, he met and dated the love of his life Frances “Fran” H. Walker. They married in 1958 and spent, as they like to say – 62 years, 3 months and 18 days together. A life that was filled with love and laughter. Bill worked at Van Huffel Sheet and Tube and Republic Steel before retiring. 

Bill enjoyed reading and had a library of over 1,500 hard-back covered books. He also greatly enjoyed his family vacations to South Carolina and Florida. He was a HUGE Ohio State Football Fan with season tickets until a few years ago. He enjoyed shopping and taking drives in the country and eating dinner with the ‘Friday Night Group’ at Enzo’s, 422, and TCC. He also loved McDonald’s caramel frappes! 

He is survived by his wife Fran, his son William “Bill” (Sandee) Cunningham of Cortland and his daughter Jill Cunningham (David Gaugh) of Old Town Alexandria Virginia. He also adored and was so proud of his grandchildren, Alexis, Ian, and Christian. 

Besides for his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his brother, Robert T. Cunningham. 

Family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 22, 2020 at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren, with services to follow at 12:30PM. 

The family would like to thank Bill’s Primary care physician Dr. Tom Truong for his years of help and his home health care angels Colleen and Patty. Bill was a member of the Second Christian Church. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” by Eden Ahbez. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Rehabilitation Center, located at 885 Howland Wilson Rd NE, Warren, OH 44484. 

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

 

 

 

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LEETONIA - On Saturday, December 19, 2020, James Michael Morrison, loving son, husband, father of two, and grandfather of five went home to be with his Lord at the age of 66. James was born on September 15, 1954 in Sutton, West Virginia to John and Anna Morrison.

Jim was a member of First Christian Church in Salem where he attended the Koinonia Sunday School class. He also frequently attended Winona Friends Church with family.

Jim sold professional tools and was loved by all his customers. He was also a machinist, and he retired as an inspector from CMCO.

On November 23, 1973, he married the love of his life, Loretta Hamrick. They raised a son; James and a daughter; Nikki. Jim had a passion for the Western lifestyle; for the rusticity and minimalism that it brought to his life. He was a simple man who sought the finer things in heart and soul, rather than in material. Jim was a deeply devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was known for his loyal friendship, quick wit, twinkling eyes, kind and compassionate spirit, and willingness to help others. He had very clear beliefs of right and wrong and held fast to those beliefs all of his days. He will truly be missed.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta.

He is survived by his mother and father, Anna and John Morrison of Little Birch, WV; his two children, James C. (Judy) Morrison of Hubbard, OH; Nikki J. (Daniel) Reynolds of Leetonia, OH; his brothers, David Morrison of Champion, OH and Randy (Theresa) Morrison of Tarpley, TX and five grandchildren, James Clayton Morrison, Julia Paige Reynolds, Luke Clayton Reynolds, Rachel Lauren Reynolds, and Sarah Jo Reynolds. 

A private graveside service and burial will be held Monday, December 21, 2020 at Franklin Square Cemetery.

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SALEM – Jack L. Schaufele Jr., 86 died Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 14, 1934 in Canton, son of the late Jack L. Sr. and Gretchen (Reed) Schaufele.

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

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - Esther Catherine McCue, 93, died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Salem North Healthcare Center. She was born October 29, 1927 in Dunglen, Ohio, daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie (McDowell) Dickerson.

Esther was a secretary for Dr. R. E. Herron for 18 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Salem First Friends Church.

Survivors include her husband, Hobart McCue Jr., whom she married October 9, 1951; a daughter, Doris C. (Terry) Hoopes of Salem; a son, Clark J. (Nanene) McCue of Jax FL; three grandchildren: Sara Hoopes, Alex (Tiffany) Hoopes, and Erin McCue; and three great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, three sisters and 6 brothers also preceded in her death.

Pre her wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.

A private burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

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.

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Robert Coy, age 92, of Deerfield, passed away at Canterbury Nursing Home on December 16, 2020.

 

He was born on April 28, 1928 in Barberton, Ohio to Guy and Virginia (Lawson) Coy. 

 

Robert worked for ANNACO until his retirement. He then started Lakeview Hatchery where he was the owner and operator for over 20 years.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eleanor (Clark) Coy, whom he was married to for over 62 years; his children, Daniel Coy, Steve (Karen) Coy, Scott (Pat) Coy, and Robert (Kay) Coy, Patti (Larry) Oberhaus, and Lynn (Roy) Schlarb; over 70 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Terry and Richard Coy; daughters, Darlene McNeill, Sharon Tripplett and Charlotte Palmer.

 

A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m at Edinburg Cemetery.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Sheila S. Jones, age 86, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born March 31, 1934 in McConnelsville, OH to the late Jesse and Christine (Ray) Embree. Sheila was a retired 2nd and 3rd grade teacher from Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Louisville. She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ and the Morgan Sunday School Class of the church. Sheila was a member of Eastern Star Legacy Chapter # 596. She never met a stranger. More than anything she enjoyed and cherished time spent with her family and friends.

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Richard Jones on December 11, 2020 and a sister, Mary Jo Stehmeyer. Sheila is survived by two daughters, Renee (Kurt) Grunert and Denise (Rick) Means; a brother, Randy (Vicki) Embree; five grandchildren, Tyler Means, Nicole Means, Chris (Justin) Walters, David Grunert (fiancé - Elizabeth Beach), Sarah (Tad) Sobieszczanski, two great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Jim (Becky) Jones. 

A graveside service will be 2pm Saturday at Union Cemetery in Louisville with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made too: Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 E Main St., Louisville, Ohio 44641. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Lois "Toni" Louis, age 77, of Alliance, passed away at 12:58 p.m. from an extended illness, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Mercy Health-St Joseph's Warren Hospital, in Warren, Ohio.

She was born August 23, 1943 in Alliance, Ohio to Harry and Melba (Drew) Hayes.

 

She had a career as a Nurse Aid for more than 10 years.  Countless staff, patients and friends would constantly and consistently praise her for the love and care she provided them.  She also served as an Auxiliary Officer for the Alliance Police Department. 

 

People all around the world benefited from the life of Toni Louis.  While most could only speak about her voice from a conversation, not ever meeting her in person, they all were tremendously blessed and loved because of her.  Those blessings may have come through her children and those who affectionately called her friend or Aunt Toni.  She had the greatest quality of Jesus, LOVE.  Toni, not only had the ability, but the capacity to love people right where they were. She was always, in all ways putting LOVE on display, even when those close to her couldn't understand it, she would continue to love even those the world considered unlovable and unworthy.  She loved spending time with family and friends, talking on the phone, decorating, shopping, playing cards, listening to music, laughing, dancing, and being the life of any party she attended.  She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  She was a phenomenal friend, an extraordinary counselor, and an unbelievable gift from heaven to all that she encountered.   

 

She will forever be in the hearts and minds of those who survived her to include her four children;  Kevin (Kimberly) Louis, Tubbeè (Iris) Louis, Stephenie (Timothy) Prather and Colin (Sharifa) Louis; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; Siblings Sandra Patterson and Harry "Pap" (Demora) Hayes, Jr. and  many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Toni was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James T. Louis, Sr., her father Harry Hayes Sr.; mother Melba Elizabeth (Drew) Hayes; great-grandson, Jaylen Louis; Sister, Joann (Hayes) Franklin and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Due to the current risks associated with COVID-19, a private service and burial are limited to immediate family.  In the future, when conditions are safe for everyone's health, a memorial service will be scheduled to celebrate her life.  The family would also like to give our sincerest thanks to the wonderful staff of Mercy Health-St Joseph's Hospital in Warren, OH for the wonderful care and compassion they provided her.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - Phyllis J. Fitz, 67, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Phyllis was born on June 16, 1953 in Youngstown, OH, daughter of the late Ben and Dorothy Jean (Ward) Kupka.

 

She was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School. Phyllis worked in Vending at AVI, and previously worked at Timberlane's and Pine Tree Inn in Lisbon. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Salem, where she was involved and president of Linnea Nelson Circle. Phyllis loved doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her husband, Werner Fitz, whom she married on March 30, 2000; two children, Michael Arnoto of Salem; daughter, Jean Arnoto of Salem; one brother, Benjamin (Nancy) Kupka of Cranberry Twp., PA; one sister, Vivian Bielski of Hudson, FL and her two sons, Marshall and Matthew Bielski-nephews to Phyllis; two stepsons, Tim Fitz of Parma and Keith Fitz of Hudson, OH; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Gus and Danielle Foreman of Streetsboro; and eight step-grandchildren.

 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Claye Folger officiating. For the safety of the Fitz family, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park at a later date.

 

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

 

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 .

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1290 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 or St. Jude, www.stjude.org .

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Thomas R. Scott, 75, of Champion passed away at University Hospital of Cleveland on Wednesday December 16, 2020 after a short battle with an infection. 

 

Thomas was born on July 15, 1945 in Warren, OH, to the late Thomas William and Edith Jane (Anderson) Scott. 

 

Tom served his country in the US Army in Vietnam and retired from RD Banks Chevrolet after 54 years of service. He was employed there as an auto mechanic and later as a transport driver. 

 

He loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed parties, tinkering around in his garage, antique/vintage vehicles, Nascar, fish fries, sitting on his back patio watching the deer while drinking his coffee and sitting in his back yard at his fire pit having bonfires. Tom was always joking with people and putting a smile on everyone’s face. 

 

Tom will be deeply and sadly missed by his daughter Kristen (David) Jones of Champion, his twin brother John (Marion) Scott of Cortland, his sister Sharon Cyphert of Howland as well as many nieces and nephews. 

 

Besides for his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his wife Mary M. (O’Donnell) Scott. 

 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date where all of his friends and family can gather to remember all of the good times shared over the years with Tom. 

 

Funeral arrangements were held by Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel. 

 

Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township. 

 

In lieu of flowers, any monetary donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or Vietnam Veterans of America. 

Family and friends may visit  www.lanefuneralhomes.com  to leave their heartfelt condolences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Beach, 94 of Poland went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 16, 2020. She was born September 5, 1926 to late parents Martin Papp and Katherine Senzen in Wheatland, PA. She was one of seven children preceded her in death, Rose, Helen, Grace, Martin, Margaret and Edwin. She married her husband, Leroy Beach on December 31, 1947, who passed October 4, 1994. Also waiting at Heavens Gate, her son, Leroy Beach, Jr.; great grandchildren, Elyas and Amanda Felt. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan (Cooper) Beach of Columbiana; three grandchildren, Ian (Stacy) Formanski, Jennifer (John) Marino and Rebecca Beach. She also leaves three great-grandchildren, Tallon Formanski, Marissa and Gianna Marino.A Celebration of Eternal Life service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Shepherd of the Valley in Poland and Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.

 

 

 

 

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Douglas C. Borland, age 58, of Alliance, passed away at Aultman Hospital on December 17, 2020.

 

He was born on August 30, 1962 in Alliance to Robert and Janet (Hutson) Borland.

 

Douglas graduated from Marlington High School in 1980. He worked as a shop foreman for Air Quality Control in St. Petersburg, FL and later as a technician for Southern Services Heating and Air in Lexington, NC. Douglas loved working on the farm in Salineville.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother; siblings, Robert (Patti) Borland of St. Petersburg, FL and Janice (Robert) Gibson of Alliance; grandson, Stanley Goddard Jr of Baltimore, MD; cousin, Allen Webster of Minerva; and nieces, TommieSue (Wendell) Doak of Alliance, Bobbie Jo Spiering of Marydel, DE.

 

He was preceded in death by his father; son, John Riley Borland; and daughter, Erika Marie Borland

No funeral service will be held per Douglas’ wishes.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Aultman Home Care.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM – Larry L. Wood, 71, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 28, 1949 in Salem, son of the late Kenneth L. and Jacqueline (Metzgar) Wood.

 

Larry was a graduate of the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus. He worked at Miller Holzwarth Inc.

 

Survivors include a twin sister, Linda Lou Godaway of Salem; two brothers, Ronald Wood of Salem and Terry (Deborah) Wood of Hanoverton; brother-in-law, Mike Gruszecki and several nieces and nephews.

 

Besides his parents, a sister, Karen Gruszecki also preceded him in death.

 

A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Rev. Stephen Broache. Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 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.

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Robert S. Kloss, 97 passed away at Windsor House of Canfield on December 17, 2020. Robert was born on February 7, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio to Dr. George L. & Catherine Scott Kloss. He was a 1941 graduate of Newton Falls High School and the American Savings & Loan Institute. Robert proudly served his country for 41 months as a member of the U.S. Navy Sea Bees during World War II stationed in Rhode Island, New Guinea and the Philippines. Robert was employed by Atlas Powder at the Ravenna Arsenal and Phillips Heating Company prior to beginning a career in banking with Trumbull Savings & Loan Company. He was employed by Home Savings & Loan Company for 30 years retiring as Vice President of Personnel. Robert was an active member of the Newton Falls and Austintown communities serving as the former treasurer of Newton Falls and former member of the Board of Public Affairs, member, and past commander Newton Falls Post 236 American Legion where he recently received a certificate of continuous service for 75 years. He was a member of Newton Falls Lodge #462 F & AM and a 32-degree Mason, Valley of Youngstown. Robert was past president of both the Newton Falls and Austintown Kiwanis Club and former treasurer of Austintown Kiwanis. He also served as the Lt. Governor of Division 21, Kiwanis International. A resident of Austintown for 60 years he was a former member of Austintown Township Park Board and the Board of Education. He served 50 years as treasurer of the Austintown Touchdown Club. In 1991 he was inducted into the Austintown Growth Foundation Hall of Fame. He was a current member and former treasurer of Curbstone Coaches and Austintown Growth Foundation. Robert was a 60-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church and its Mar-Sing Sunday School Class. Robert is survived by his wife the former Caryl Jones Kloss whom he married May 14, 1948, his children Marilyn Heaven, Bryan (Pam) Kloss, Richard (Sandy) Kloss and David (Kristen) Kloss; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services with Military Honors will be held on Monday December 21, 2020 at 12:00 at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel with visitation from 1:00-3:00 PM. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

 

The family would like to express their gratitude to Windsor House of Canfield and Harbor Light Hospice for the care given to Robert. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 West Front Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503 or Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Avenue, Unit 9, Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes to express condolences to the family.

 

 

 

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Warren - Helena Gostovich, 95, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, December 14, 2020. 

 

Helena was born on April 19, 1925 to the late Serafin and Sarita Nieves and grew up in Dehue, Logan County, West Virginia with her five siblings. She married her childhood friend, next-door neighbor, and love of over 50 years, George Gostovich. They lived in Warren, Ohio, where they raised their only daughter, Carol (Gostovich) Riebock. 

 

During Helena's almost 70 years in Warren, she was heavily involved in her local church, singing and sharing her heart every Sunday, and inspiring others with her laughter, friendship, and strength. 

 

She is survived by her three grandchildren, Corbett (Riebock) Burick, Joshua Riebock, and Quinn (Riebock) Cruz, and six great-grandchildren, who will fondly remember “Grandma Gus” going on road trips with them, baking apple crisp, telling stories of her days working at the radio station and catching fish with her bare hands in Wisconsin. 

 

Besides for her parents, Helena is preceded in death by her husband, George, and her daughter Carol. 

 

A service to honor her life will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:00p.m. at Bolindale Christian Church in Warren, Ohio. 

 

Family and friends may leave their heartfelt condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

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Shawn Smith, age 60, passed away at home on December 17, 2020.

 

He was born on April 23, 1960 in Tampa, FL to Franklin D. Smith and Anna Ruth (Givens) Smith.

 

Shawn graduated from Alliance High School in 1978. After graduation he began working for the Henschen Motor Company before becoming the Autobody Instructor at Alliance High School where he instilled a strong work ethic in his students. Shawn enjoyed restoring cars, especially his 1972 Triumph TR6. He also enjoyed bicycling and spending time with family and friends. Shawn was a member of the Damascus Friends Church.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sharon (Vasbinder) Smith, whom he married on October 2, 1982; his sons, Nate (Emily) Smith and Keith Smith; his sisters, Tanny Chavez, Becky (Kenny) Avery; his brother, Shane (Tanya) Smith; sister-in-law, Debbie Downing; and brother-in-law Chris (Sherri) Vasbinder.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

 

Friends may call at Cassaday- Turkle-Christian on Monday, December 21st from 6-8 p.m. A private family service will be held. Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr. Suite E, Uniontown, Ohio 44685 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 332 N. Lauderdale St, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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

SALEM – Kimberly Ann (Keglor) Fullum, 47, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 4, 1973 in Salem, daughter of Janet (Sanlo) Keglor and the late Paul Keglor Sr.

 

Kimberly was a 1993 graduate of Salem High School. She was a homemaker and loved her dogs, Braxton, Brandy and Bronson. Kimberly (Mimi) also enjoyed making crafts, taking walks and drinking coffee.

 

Survivors include her husband, Brian Fullum whom she married June 17, 2004; mother, Janet Keglor of Salem; stepchildren, Maguire Fullum and Sydney Fullum, both of Salem; two sisters, Christy Keglor of Salem and Lisa (Jeremy) Ferguson of Lake Milton; a brother, Paul (Paula) Keglor Jr. of Salem; nephews and nieces, Grant Keglor, Brandon Ferguson and Hannah Ferguson.

 

There will be no services per Kimberly’s wishes.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

 

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 Kimberly’s obituary, send condolences, or order flowers visit www.starkmemorial.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Delores Jean (Yohe) Stoffer, 92, of Beloit passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Aultman Hospital. Delores was born in Robertsville, Ohio on April 12, 1928 to the late Wade and Doris (Hartzel) Yohe. She attended business school and worked as a rivet girl for TaylorCraft during the war; worked as a telephone operator and worked for Alliance Manufacturing. Delores was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ and Mile Branch Grange. She was a proud survivor of Breast Cancer. 

 

Delores enjoyed canning, making many jars of fruits and veggies and enjoyed cooking and baking. She made the best breads, cookies, pies and fried chicken you could ever have. When she was not working in the kitchen she could be found watching the Cleveland Indians or going to garage sales and finding great bargains. She loved to travel, garden, family gatherings and loved flowers.

 

Delores was a devoted mother to five children, Doug (Liz) Shutler of Salem, Al (Shirley) Shutler of East Rochester, Mark Shutler of Beloit, Dawn McNemar of Leavittsburg and Ross Stoffer of Masury; step-daughters Linda (Bob) Menegay and Gayle (Wilbur) Hughes; a brother Chuck Yohe; sister Eileen Mathews; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents Delores was preceded in death by her husband Lorin Albert Stoffer and a sister Janis Hackney.

 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Gednentz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home. A time of visitation will take place the hour prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Delores's name to the American Cancer Society. Those attending the service must adhere to the guidlines and mandates set forth by the State of Ohio and wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing when possible. You may view the live stream of the service under Delores's obituary online 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 Chapel,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALEM - On Thursday, December 10, 2020 with his beloved wife and children by his side, Robert E. “Bobby” Beeson, Jr. entered the gates of Heaven after 69 years on Earth.  Born in Salem, OH to Eleanor (Wooten) Beeson-Allison and the late Robert E. Beeson, Sr.

Bobby was a 1969 graduate of Salem High School, a US Marine, a machinist by trade, and a die-hard Alabama football fan - for which his children have forgiven him. He was a member of Greenford Christian Church. Bobby was an avid golfer, and we know he has finally made that elusive hole-in-one with the help of Jesus and Sam the Dog on the celestial course located on the other side of the coin.

Bobby is survived by his faithful and loving wife of almost 49 years, Toni (Macry) Beeson, his favorite children, Melanie (Joseph) Good and Justin (Shana) Beeson; four perfect grandsons, who were his pride and joy,  J.T. (Taylour), Brandon, and Alexander (Claire) Good, and Jakob Beeson; and one great-granddaughter Maisyn Grace Good with another on the way; two brothers Joseph (Becky) Beeson and Jimmy (Jill) Beeson, his mother’s husband Joe Allison, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and siblings he inherited from his wife, whether he wanted them or not.

In addition to his father, Bobby was greeted in Heaven by his sister, Zina Michelle Beeson; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, and several lifelong friends who have been waiting for his arrival. During his one trip around the dance floor, Bobby was known for his wicked sense of humor, generosity, love for his family and many friends, and sitting in his favorite chair resting his eyes while the Golf Channel played on the tv. In keeping with his wishes, the family will hold a private service. However, against his wishes, his family is planning a Celebration of Life next summer when we can all gather safely to share our memories and tell stories at Bobby’s expense.

You may show your support at this time by joining the complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home. You may share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video at https://www.startkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

In lieu of flowers, since he didn’t like them anyway, and to allow his giving spirit to support students who share his passion for golf, the family requests donations be made towards the Bob Beeson Memorial Golf Scholarship. Donations may be mailed to 286 Woodside Drive, Salem, OH 44460.

The family would also like to recognize the amazing staff in the ICU department at Salem Regional Medical Center for the extraordinary care and dignity shown to Bobby and his family during the recent weeks. And as difficult as it is for his Buckeye loving family - we offer a final ROLL TIDE.

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

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


 


Friday December 11, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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 C