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Thomas Alan Morris, who loved the Lord, was called home on January 23, 2023, and will be desperately missed by his loving family and many friends.

He was born June 28, 1951 in Morgantown, WV to devoted parents, Virginia ‘Katie’ and Norval Morris. He was blessed with loving grandparents, Clarence and Lettie May West, and George and Wilma Morris, who are all deceased, and a sister, Carol, who (along with her husband Grant) remains to mourn his loss.

Tom thoroughly enjoyed growing up during the Baby Boom and attending First Ward Grade School, where he established many life-long friendships. He loved playing baseball, basketball, and tennis, riding his bike, and eating Reeses Cups from the corner store after his newspaper delivery. Tom was a very good student, earning excellent grades right through to his Masters in Engineering at WVU.

He married Rebecca ‘Becky’ Martin on August 13, 1977, and they moved to Alliance, Ohio, for his job at B & W Research. They had three adorable children, Elizabeth Jane, Jessica Lyn, and Timothy Adam, who he was so proud of and for whom he would do anything. Tom took up golf and resumed playing guitars for fun, but he always put his family first.

His job continued in the area under the company names of McDermott, Sofco, Rolls-Royce, and Rolls-Royce/LG. In his retirement years, his greatest joy was to spend time with family, celebrating birthdays, holidays, and vacations.

Mourning their loss is his wife, Rebecca; daughter Elizabeth (Mark) Rife; grandchildren, Miriam, Lillian, and Catherine Rife; son, Timothy Morris; daughter, Jessica (Dwayne) Malone and Tegan Malone: step-grandchildren, Damien, Paige, and Ashley Malone; sister Carol (Grant) Standiford; sisters-in-law, Rachel (Scott) Hanks and Jill (Boyson) Ikitseng; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom loved children and animals, so the family would greatly appreciate memorial contributions in Tom’s honor to go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Stark County Humane Society.

A brief memorial service will be held at Union Avenue United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 4th, 2023, at 10:00 AM. At the family’s request, masking is requested.

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




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SALEM - Robert Shawn Boggs “Boggsy,” 47, of Salem went on to be with his grandmother, Mary, and father-in-law, Larry, on Thursday evening January 26, 2023 one month after being diagnosed with rare cancer. Born on May 28, 1975, in Salem, but he used to claim to be born under a rock, to Mary McCarter Boggs and the late Brian C. Bycroft.

He leaves behind his mother, Mary of Salem; stepfather John Kenneth McCarter of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; and brother, Jeffrey (Brittany) Corbin of East Palestine. His biggest love of family was the one he married into with his wife, Nicole Sue Boggs; stepson, Brendan Detwiler; stepdaughter, Shelby Jones; mother-in-law, Gladys (Larry) Landsberger; brother-in-law, Michael; two sisters-in-law, Lori and Missi; five nephews; two nieces, and one great-nephew.

Boggsy loved his job and friends at East Mfg. He loved helping out R. Kiko milking cows on his farm. Robert loved hunting his father-in-law’s woods, gardening, and landscaping a flowerbed for his wife, because he was always a hard worker. And he loved his pit bulls.

Per his wishes, no services will be held.

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

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Raymond “Skip” Fabian, 82, of Youngstown, passed away at Windsor House of Canfield Wednesday morning after a short but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 13, 1940 in New Castle, PA, a son of the late Rhyne and Catherine (Byler) Fabian and came to this area in 1979. Skip served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Saxon Club of Youngstown. He worked most of his life as an Automotive Machinist at several machine shops in the area and retired from Progressive Diesel in 2015. He built and assembled engines for local race car drivers as well as car collector enthusiasts. Skip loved going to the drag races and circle car races with his friends and hanging out at local swap meets. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and could be found watching and rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He loved spending time working in his park-like back yard with his lovable Westie Bonnie by his side. Skip leaves his wife, Patricia, whom he married August 28, 1970; a daughter, Susan of Youngstown; a sister, Mary Catherine (Fred) Covelli of Murrysville, PA; three nieces; and one nephew. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Bryan and a loving aunt. Skip will be sadly missed by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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YOUNGSTOWN-Robert K. Ellway, 67, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023 at his residence. He was born March 9, 1955 in Youngstown, the son of Kenneth A. and Elaine M. (Kollar) Ellway. Bob was employed with the Mahoning County Board of Elections and had previously been employed as an Investment Counselor. He had also been an Air Traffic Controller and stationed in the weather tower in the Twin Cities. Bob was a 1973 graduate of Chaney High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Bob was a member of Mensa and a National Merit Scholar. He was a member of Western Reserve United Methodist Church. He was a Senior DeMolay in the Youngstown Chapter; a member of Western Star Lodge No. 21, F & A.M. where he served as Master in 2007 and was the current Treasurer; a member of Argus Lodge No. 545, F & A.M.; a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Youngstown, where he served as Thrice Potent Master in 2017, Sovereign Prince in 2011, received the Meritorious Service Award in 2015 and served on the Wardrobe Committee. In York Rite of Freemasonry, Bob was a member of Youngstown Chapter No. 93 Royal Arch Masons, where he served as High Priest in 2013, Buechner Council No. 107 Royal and Select Masons, where he served as Illustrious Master in 2014 and St. John’s Commandery No. 20 Knights Templar, where he served as Eminent Commander in 2012, received the Meritorious Service Award from Grand Commandery in 2020 and the Knight York Cross of Honor in 2015. He was also a member of the St. Lawrence Council, Allied Masonic Degrees, where he served as Sovereign Master in 2020. Bob was active in local theatre in both Youngstown and Warren and enjoyed Golf and Bird Watching. Bob is survived by several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant sister, Pamela L. Ellway and his grandparents, Warren and Margretta Kollar and Arthur and Gwendoline Ellway. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Rd. Canfield, OH 44406, followed by a Masonic Service at 11:00 a.m. and the Funeral Service at 11:15 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be given to the church.


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Mary Ann Whitacre, age 92, daughter of Michael and Vera (Russo) Bufi, on the evening of 24 January 2023 quietly slipped away to be with her savior.

In her own words: II Cor. 5:8 “to be absent from the body, to be present with the Lord.”

Dear friend,

I’ll explain. It was July 1970 when I experienced the New Birth & Baptism in the Holy Spirit. I truly didn’t grasp what happened except that I was changed; was different. Later, I learned all my sins were washed away by the Blood of Jesus, who was crucified on Calvary’s Cross. My name was written in the Lambs Book of Life. I was born with a sin nature with enmity against a Holy God and needed a Savior to make Heaven.

My husband, Donald Jr., of 62 years, went to be with Jesus four years ago. Romans 10:9-10 is the word of God that convinced him, and he was saved and in Heaven also. I owe very much to our son Donald, his wife Chris, our daughter June, and her husband Mike Cain.

My favorite scripture is Jesus speaking: “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by me.” (Jesus). God Loves You.

Mary is survived by her children, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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

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

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SALEM-Carole Ann Flitcraft Popa, 82, of Salem, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Rutkay and Carl Flitcraft Sr.

She is survived by her husband, Ambrose Popa Jr., who would be celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4, 2023.

Missing her are her children, Allen McGurren (Gwen), Becky Fischer (Doug), Jodi Murphy (Ralph); her step-children, Candy Donnalley, Wayne Popa (Thelma), Amber Rice (Michael), Scott Popa and Jennifer Popa; her brother, Carl Flitcraft Jr. (Kitty); 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held.

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

To view Carole's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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Nicola “Nick” Grande, 73, of Salem, died at 3:56 AM Tuesday morning, January 24, 2023, at Salem Regional Medical Center.





He was born October 7, 1949 in Monteleone Di Puglia, Italy, son of the late Roccoantonio and Marianna Grande.





Services will be Saturday, January 28, 2023 11 AM at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services of Salem with Msgr Fr. Peter Polando of the church officiating. There will be a K of C service held at 10:40 AM. A time of visitation will be from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Committal service will follow at Grandview Cemetery.





The family requests memorial contributions be made to The American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311.

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Alliance:

Gratta E. West age 86 passed away January 24, 2023, at Canterbury Villa with her loving family at her side. She was born March 3, 1936, to the late Anna and Willard Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace West, and a brother Donald Johnson. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Jean Hoskins, Ruth Kerler, Candy Woolf, Anna Mae Light, Evangeline Shipley, sons, Wally and Phillip West, many grandchildren, a few great grandchildren, and her sister Mildred Shreve. Gratta enjoyed drinking Pepsi. She enjoyed shopping for clothes and lawn ornaments. Her hobbies also included cooking, breaking bread and pies. Gratta also enjoyed birdwatching. Her favorite color was purple. She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed. Visitation will take place Friday January 27, 2023, at Almost Home Event Center from 12-1pm. A funeral will be held at 1pm with pastor Richardson officiating. 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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Victor D. Vickers, age 76, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2023.

He was born on November 10, 1946, to the late Richard and Pearl (Mattern) Vickers.

Vic was a veteran of the United States Navy and served our country for 4 years. Living a farm life and owning his guitar shop may have been his most cherished professions, but he explored a variety of careers as a diesel mechanics teacher, a salesman, a welder, and a truck driver as well. What he really loved was spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing guitar with family and friends.

Vic was the oldest of seven children; Terry (late Joyce), Darlene (late Jack Gobley), Sherry (Ernie McCracken), late Dick (Cindi), Sandy (Russ Bean), and Russell (Lisa). He was a dedicated father to four children, Vic II (Tracy), Richard, Tammy (Jason Sivy), and Jeanne; he had nine grandsons and two great-grandsons. He spent cherished years with his significant other, Patti Hammonds.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by many aunts and uncles including Dwight Mattern and Norma Burton; brother, Dick; brother-in-law, Jack; and sister-in-law, Joyce.

Visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following on Saturday, January 28th. Vic will be laid to rest at Marlboro Cemetery.

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

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Niles-Henry J. McCormick (Jr.), 77, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Shepherd of the Valley in Girard after a short illness.

Born November 23, 1945 in Warren, Ohio, Henry was the son of the late Henry A. and Mabel (Jones) McCormick.

Henry was a lifelong resident, proudly growing up in Mineral Ridge, and residing in Niles for the last 30 plus years. He was employed for 30 years and retired from General Motors , Lordstown Car Plant where he worked as a tow motor operator. He was still a member of the Local #1112 UAW Union.

Henry enjoyed vacations and evening drives along the Meander Reservoir District with his wife Karen. He loved fishing and many forms of hunting and hunting trips with his family members and closest friends, for there was always a good time to be had. Once upon a time he loved sharing a cold drink with his many friends at Puggy’s Place. He loved his boxer dogs Tyson, Dozer, and Trey. He enjoyed working in the yard, old classic cars, new pickup trucks, and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. Later in life, Henry enjoyed just a simple evening in the garage with a cold beer, his dog, and some old country music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Edward, Donnie, Mickey and his sisters Geraldine Johnson and Anna Jean Zeaken along with his grandsons Bradley and Dillon McCormick.

Henry will be deeply missed by his wife, Karen McCormick; his sons Donnie (Paige) McCormick, Timothy (Heidi) McCormick; his stepdaughter, Rene’ Rule; his grandchildren Timothy McCormick Jr., Taylor McCormick, Haley (Stefan) Liptak and Todd McCormick; his sisters Juanita Pregibon and Jewel Lundquest; and his great grandchildren Conner, Blake, Brantley, and Claire.

The family will receive relatives and friends, Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Animal Welfare League. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lane funeralhomes.com.

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AUSTINTOWN-Irene M. Smart, 95, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 at Austintown Health Care. She was born March 2, 1927 in Toronto, Ontario Canada, the daughter of William and Lena (Flowers) Page. Irene was a home-maker. She was a member of the former St. Andrews Episcopal Church where she was very active, including being a member of the choir and the Altar Guild. Irene was also a member of the Sweetbriar Garden Club and British Wife’s. She loved to read and enjoyed flower gardening and knitting. Her husband of 56 years, Charles K. Smart, whom she married June 19, 1948, died March 25, 2005. Irene is survived by her sons, Robert R. (Dorothy) Smart of Austintown and Douglas K. (Patti) Smart of Cleveland; her grandchildren, Julie A. (Curt) Stanislaw, Barry T. (Tricia) Smart, Robert A. (Kathy) Smart, Kenny A. Smart and Austin M. (Julia Edmunds) Smart and 5 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Barry Smart; her brother, William Page; her grandson, Michael R. Smart and her great-grandson, Austin J. Smart. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, January 28th at Zion Lutheran Church, followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions in Irene’s name may be given to the Donor’s choice. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

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Anne Cauffield Zents, age 84, of Howland Township, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. She was born in Warren on August 2, 1938 to the late Ward and Grace Stahl Cauffield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Zents; brother, William Cauffield; and her parents.
Anne was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. In her free time, she enjoyed watching her favorite classic movies. She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in 1956 and attended YSU. On June 22, 1968, she married her husband, Richard Zents. She made her career as a secretary at Warren G. Harding until her retirement in 1970.
She is survived by her children, Russell (Audrey) Zents of Berlin Center, OH and Laurie (Bill) Boldin of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Lucy Sienerth and Richard Zents.
Calling hours will be held 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Friday January 27, 2023, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483 with a funeral service to follow at 10:00 AM. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Columbiana - Dennis A. McNeal, age 83, of Columbiana, died on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Hospice House, Poland.

He was born on July 27, 1939, in New Brighton, PA, son of the late Marshall and Mildred Mulford McNeal.

Dennis served in the United States Army in active duty and the reserves from 1957 to 1963. He was a member of the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion. Dennis enjoyed camping, fishing and coaching baseball.

Dennis is survived by his four sons, Dennis McNeal of Lake Havsu City, AZ, Dan (Amy) McNeal of Canton, GA, Richard McNeal of Dunwoody, GA and Michael McNeal of Canton, GA, two sisters, Mary Beth Keller and Becky (James) Trivilino and eleven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marsha McNeal, Doris Lynch and Frances Stopp and two brothers, Charles McNeal and Robert McNeal.

Dennis will be interred at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA.

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



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Carol L. Woolf, age 85, of Alliance, passed away on January 23, 2023 at Canterbury Villa.

She was born in Alliance to Michael G. and Matilda (Tillie) Ameser.

Mrs. Woolf was a 1955 graduate of Alliance High School. Her employment began with Mount Union College, continuing with Universal Co-Op, T&W Stamping, Sancap, G&S Printing and retiring from Butler Wick in 2002.

Mrs. Woolf was a 50 year plus member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Searchers Sunday School Class. Carol was a former member of UMW, Mile Branch Grange and a current member of the Alliance Senior Center.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Frank A. Woolf; a daughter, Denise Aeling (John Deutchman); her sons, Daniel M. (Lucinda) Feess and David R. (Ardie) Feess; her sisters, Jeanne McLeod, Lois (Jim) Cunningham and Marian Miller; her brother, Michael G. (Lynne) Ameser Jr.; three grandsons, including a special grandson, Nathan D. Aeling; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Minor L. Feess and Charles Dennis; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia J. Feess; and a brother, Mark D. Ameser.

A funeral service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 26th at 12:15 p.m. with Pastors John Partridge and Chris Martin co-officiating.

Friends may call prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Donations can be made in Carol’s memory to the Alliance Historical Society, P.O. Box 2044, Alliance, Ohio 44601 or Christ United Methodist Church, 470 E. Broadway, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

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Carol Csik, 67, of Salem (Formerly Alliance) died at 12:45 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Salem West Healthcare in Salem, Ohio.



She was born October 9, 1955, in Alliance, Ohio, daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Louise (Oswalt) Csik.



There are no services planned. Arrangements were made by Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services of Salem.

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Joyce Lowry Laughlin passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Thursday, January 19, 2023. She was born in Salem, Ohio on June 13, 1929, to Raymond F. and Gertrude (Layden) Lowry.

She attended St. Paul School and graduated from Salem High School in 1947.

While at Salem High School Joyce was the first “Football Girl”, crowned in September 1946. She was the surviving member of the “Sub Debs” and was a member of the “Maids of Salem”. She went on to attend Kent State University and the College of Steubenville.

On August 16, 1952, Joyce married her high school sweetheart, Jim Laughlin. They lived in Salem, Wellsville, and Steubenville, Ohio. During this time, she was employed at Hays Oil Company in East Liverpool where she worked as an accountant for 23 years.

Joyce and Jim then moved to Xenia, Ohio where they spent 22 years before returning to Salem in 2000. During her years in Xenia, Joyce was voted “Volunteer of the Year” by the local Chamber of Commerce.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Jim on February 20, 2022. Also preceding her were her parents and brother, Raymond J. Lowry.

She is survived by her niece, Barbara Sobotka; great nephew, Graham T. Sobotka; niece, Becky Halverstadt; nieces and nephews, Jim Laughlin, Farber Tinsley, Pam and John Tinsley, Rick and Jackie Tinsley, Kirby and Jill Laughlin, Lisa (Laughlin) Guthrie, and many great nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023, at St. Paul Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or St. Paul Catholic Church School Scholarship Fund, 925 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460, or Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St., Salem, OH 4446.

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.

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

To view Joyce's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

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Stephanie C. “Fanny” Jones Miller, age 95, of Alliance, passed away January 22, 2023 at Bel-Air Care Center.

She was born June 4, 1927 in Antwerp, Belgium to Matthew and Simonee Horemans.

Stephanie and her family survived the German Invasion in 1940. In 1945 while working for the Red Cross, Stephanie met her soon to be husband, Robert Jones, a U. S. Army M.P. They left Belgium together in 1946 to come to America, where they were married shortly thereafter.

Knowing only a few words of English, Stephanie taught herself the English language starting with comic strips and graduated to mystery novels. She worked as a waitress at Raven Restaurant and also worked at Sancap before retiring.

Stephanie met her second husband Vincent Miller while working at Sancap. Those left to cherish her memory are her son-in-law; John E. Sherban; grandchildren John (Jenny) Sherban, Michael (Jodie) Sherban, and Lisa Sherban.; great-grandchildren, Mia Sherban, Isabella Sherban, Chloe Ceresna, and Eric Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Leontine Horemans; husbands, Robert Jones, and Vincent Miller; and daughter, Patricia A. Sherban.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 in the chapel at Highland Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special thank you the caregivers of Bel-Air Nursing Facility for the excellent care given the last several years.

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

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SALEM – Tyler James McCaslin, 34, passed away January 19, 2023, at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born March 14, 1988, in Bradenton, FL, son of Duane McCaslin Sr. and the late Kathleen (Martineau) McCaslin.

Tyler attended school at Riverside High School in Ellwood City, PA. He was a cook for various restaurants. Tyler had a smile to melt your heart. He had a contagious laugh and sense of humor that would make anyone have a giggle or two. He was so kindhearted and would do anything for anybody. To know him was to love him. Tyler was an organ donor, and we are so proud of that. Because of Tyler, he saved another’s life through organ donation. To raise awareness for drug addiction, please support your local chapter of Ohio C.A.N. (Change Addiction Now).

There will be no services or funeral at this time, but there will be a celebration of life April 8, 2023. Details to be announced later.

Survivors include his father, Duane McCaslin Sr. of Salem; two sons, Tyler James Izzo and Cameron Colbert, both of PA; two brothers, Duane McCaslin II of Leetonia and Brian (Jen Jordon) McCaslin of Salem; stepmother, Janelle Capel of Salem; and girlfriend, Ashley Winter of Salem.

We will always miss and love you, Tyler James!!!

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

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

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Margaret A. (Miday) Collins, went to be with our Lord on Monday, January 16, 2023. Margaret was born in Louisville, Ohio on June 9, 1936. Graduating from Louisville Highschool, class of 1954, she met and married Jim Collins. They were then off to Columbus, Ohio for school, and onto the Cleveland area for work, ultimately settling in Seattle, Washington. Feeling the pull to higher education and a fulfilling career of her own, she attended a local university, achieving her pre-law degree. After relocating to Georgia Margaret, earned her law degree from Emory University.

Margaret applied her skills and knowledge in the Atlanta area serving as a defense attorney, specializing in non-violent offenses. Following her successful 20-year career, Margaret retired to Newberry, South Carolina. There, she found a welcoming community, steeped in culture and open to newcomers. Margaret grew to love the city and people. She supported the Opera House through patronage and volunteer activities. For the past eleven years, she also volunteered in the office of the Newberry Hospital Memorial Foundation. Margaret will be missed by her close friends and for the years of charitable service.

Margaret was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Serena Miday, brothers Walter and Howard Miday, sisters, Verna Alfano, Marie Haiduc, and Rose Huberty. Margaret is survived by her sisters, Sister Mary Miday O.P., and Catherine (Miday) Householder. She is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews.

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Joanne Myers, age 81, passed away way too soon on January 21, 2023, at Green Meadows Wellness Center. She was born June 15, 1941, in Richmond, Virginia to the late Herman and Vivian (Layne) Glass.

Joanne will always be remembered for her kind nature, laugh, and her love for her family and the Golden Girls. She loved going to concerts with her late husband. She was fond of country music.
She will leave behind to cherish her memories, Daughter: Valerie (Kenny) Myers Clark. Sons: Keith (Crystal) Myers, Glenn and Donnie Myers. 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great Grandchild.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Myers. Daughter: Jennifer Myers and Sister: Shirley Wright.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 12 noon. The service will be held at Dean’s Funeral Home, with Marge Hazen officiating. Friends and family may pay their respect, from 11 am till 12 noon, prior to the service. Burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery.

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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SALEM - Jeffrey Curtis Wolbert, 63, died Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Jeff was born on April 16, 1959 in Norton, VA, the son of the late William and Laura J. (Drugmand) Wolbert.

He was a 1977 graduate of West Allegheny High School and was a crane operator at Vallourec Steel for 23 years. Jeff loved spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle and shooting guns.

Survivors include Michelle Wolbert (Grafton), whom he married November 01, 2013; one daughter, Laura (Brandon) Kleve of Ballston Spa Lake, NY; step-children, Danielle (Sean) Herman, Jenna (Richard) Bissell Brock (Kati) Grafton, and Blake (Celeste) Grafton all of East Liverpool; grandchildren, Rosalie Kleve, Gregory Kleve, Olivia Bissell, Francesca Bissell, Emma Grafton, Mia Grafton, Laila Grafton, and Dax Grafton; sister-in-law, Denise Wolbert of Imperial, PA; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Chris) Lutz of Oakdale, PA, William (Jackie) Wolbert of Pittsburgh, and Jessica (Jason) Gullickson of Baden, PA; great nieces and nephews, Emma Lutz, Finnick Lutz, Arthur Wolbert, Henry Wolbert, Malcom Gullickson, Vivienne Gullickson.

Besides his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by two brothers, Daryl and Richard Wolbert..

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

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

To view Jeffrey's obituary, send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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Willard Carver, age 79, passed away on January 21, 2023 in Alliance.

He was born on June 20, 1943, in Deerfield, OH to William and Estella (Jeffries) Carver.

Willard attended Southeast High school. He spent most of his years as a machinist.

Willard was the co-founder of GNW Aluminum in Alliance, OH. He retired from GNW after 21 years.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing, riding motorcycles, hunting and most importantly spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years Nadine Carver, whom he married on Jan 12, 1964; his children, Aletha (Daniel Vaughn) Carver, Jason (Krista) Carver, Devon (Nathan) Hoopes; grandchildren, Shelbie (Josh) Hudson, Emmalee Carver, Sarah Carver, Alexis Hoopes, and Morgan Hoopes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Merle, Donald, Raymond, Billy; sisters, Marjorie, Joanne Stumphf, and Darlene Pettigrew.

A gathering of immediate family will be held per his requests.

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

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Shawn Lee Joseph Douglas 48 passed away January 12, 2023, at his Lisbon home while being held by his beloved, Ira. (Husband)



He was born on February 22, 1974 in Oil City, Pa., the son of Donna (Kalkbrenner) Douglas Peeples and the late Stanley Herbert Douglas.



He was an Operation Manager for a Florida Laundry Systems Co., Inc., in Oakland Park, Florida.



He grew up in Pennsylvania, graduated from Townville High School. He later moved to Missouri and then ended up in South Florida. Shawn Lived in Wilton Manors, Fl., with his husband for 28 years. He spent time with family at their North home (happy place) in Lisbon, Oh.



Shawn’s family was very important to him. He would take his children on trips and make special memories. He loved cooking and baking, going on nature walks, and always loved pets. Shawn had a heart of giving back, helped the homeless with clothing and other needs. He loved to spend time with his husband and Family , watching TV, sitting, and having meaningful talks.



In addition to his mother of Salem, he is survived by his spouse, Ira Harold Gottlieb of Wilton Manors, Fla., children, Michael Ray Douglas of Springfield, Mo. And Hailey Michelle Douglas of Wilton Manors, Fla., a sister Jennie Michelle (Jason) Smith of Salem, and four nieces and nephews.

He will be buried when the time comes that his husband passes at Eternal Light Memorial Gardens in Boynton Beach, Fla.

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SALEM - Lillian “Sissy” Poling was a force of a woman as Mother and Nana. A woman who would do anything for her family at all costs. She left this world on January 19, 2023, but her legacy of unconditional love and enduring sense of nurture will live on. Sissy was born to the late Edward and Sylvia Mills.

She grew up to raise her own family in Salem, Ohio with George T. Poling, her best friend. Their children, Jennifer Lynn Poling and George Thomas Poling Jr (Tom) grew to have families of their own, and with each child born, it made her heart that much bigger. She found herself in her identity as Nana of six. Alyna Kubic, Ayden Poling, Peyton Poling, Maximus Mauch, Jettson Poling, and Georgianna Poling gave her life and will forever hold a piece of her ever-loving heart. Jennifer and Tom (Tia Brown) were blessed to experience and witness a bond created with each of their children to cherish and memorialize in honor.

Sissy found happiness in loving her family and dogs in Columbiana, Ohio where she planted flowers to enjoy while sitting on her porch, housed a pool she taught her grandchildren to swim in, and property for her kids to be kids in. She looked forward to her cookouts, swimming parties, decorating for the holidays, and especially Christmas.

She loved us with a heart swollen with intentions of compassion, adoration for us, and comfort in her hand. Her hand was used to help others at all costs. Her hand helped us off the floor where we sometimes landed. Her hand held ours in everything momentous and will be forever missed. She loved and is loved” to the moon and back”.

Family and friends will be received from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Stark Memorial in Salem, OH.

Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday January 27, 2023, at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to hug your family a little tighter, make the call you need to make, and tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Whatever you need to do for you and your family, start doing that now. She would want this for you.

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

To view Sissy's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com


Irene M. (Damiani) Werbung, 93, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:55 am at Canterbury Villa of Alliance.
Born on June 22, 1929 in Alliance, to Gulio and Rosa (Pietraroli) Damiani, she lived in Alliance all of her life.
A 1948 graduate of Alliance High School, Irene was employed at Dr. Dean Haramis as a dental assistant for many years.
Irene enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and playing cards, and watching the Cleveland Indians, the Browns and bowling tournaments.
Survivors include several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Charles A. Werbung, whom she married on June 18, 1949 and who died on December 3, 1998; her parents; seven sisters, Helen Carretta, Edith Yakovac, Mafalda "Molly" Moore, Yolanda Cook, Margaret Falcone, Louise Zambron and Jean Pistillo; and four brothers, Joseph Damiani, Armando Damiani, Mario Damiani and Paul Damiani.
There will be no funeral services. The inurnment will take place at Fairmount Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the choice of the donor.
You are invited to view Irene'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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CANTON — Claire Margaret Kachur, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Bethany Long Term Care in Canton, Ohio.
Claire was born February 6, 1933, in Hartsgrove, OH, the daughter of Irvin and Veronica (Ferron) Lake. Claire graduated from Orwell High School in 1951. Claire worked at Farmers Bank in Orwell, and later at Cortland Savings and Banking in Cortland for more than 20 years.
Claire and her husband Steve were members of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland for 60 years. A loving wife and mother, Claire and Steve raised four children in Cortland, in an old farmhouse on East Main Street. Claire loved nature, tending wildflowers in her yard, picking fresh asparagus in the spring, any Irish music, and spending time with her family and neighbors.
Claire is survived by her children Kathy Black (Andrew) of Canton, Susan (Thomas Kunkle) of Charleston, SC, Patrick (Terence Jackson) of New York, NY, and Daniel of Arlington, VA; grandchildren Carolyn and Jillian Black; Walter, Jacob and Claire Kunkle; a great granddaughter, Harper Hecker; her brother James P. Lake, of Anderson, SC, her sister Mary Patricia Taylor of Warren, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
Claire was preceded in death by her loving husband, Steve, following 62 years of marriage; by her parents; and by her sisters Nancy Lake, who died as a child, and Carol Jean “Toni” Covell of Orwell, OH.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 23, from 4:00-6:00 PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 North High Street in Cortland. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 24, at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4659 Niles Cortland Road, Cortland. The funeral mass will be officiated by the Rev. Father Carl Kish.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. Robert Bellarmine Church of Cortland.Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Canfield – Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at First Covenant Church for William Howard Axelson II, 92, of Canfield who passed away Friday, January 19, 2023, at Hospice House with his loved ones by his side. Bill was born February 21, 1930, in Youngstown, the son of the late William H. Sr, and Ivy (Strayer) Axelson. He was a graduate of South High School, class of 1948 and served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War. He was the owner of Axelson Electric and a member of the NECA and the IBEW Local Union #64. Bill was a member of First Covenant Church, Argus Lodge of Masons, the Shriners, and the Saxon Club. He was an avid fisherman with the Duquesne Club and enjoyed his winters in Florida with his late wife, Ruth. His wife 66years, the former Ruth Elaine Hoganson, whom he married April 21, 1951, passed away May 16, 2017. Bill leaves three children: Wendy (Jeff) Taylor, William (Leslie) Axelson III, and Eric (Claudia) Axelson all of Canfield, seven grandchildren, Allison (Frank) Levak, Lindsay (John) Opritza, Hunter, Alex (Tina), Chase (Katie), and Jason (Samathia Nesnidol) Axelson, five great grandchildren and his companion Jan Bolchalk. Besides his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Blackwell and Lois Adams. Friends may call from 9:30 AM until 11 AM at the First Covenant Church on Shields Road, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Hospice House for all of the care and support given to Bill and his family during his time with them. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514, in Bill’s name.

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Ralph Mark Wehr, 87, of Green Beaver Road, died at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Ralph was born on June 7, 1935 in a little house on Sycamore Ave. on the West side of Youngstown, the youngest child of the late Leona (Mook) Wehr and Vernon Wehr, and had lived in the area all of his life. He was a graduate of Canfield High School (class of 1954). He served two years in IW, working in the polio unit of Cleveland City Hospital, and said these were the best two years of his life. During that time, he met and married the former Edna Mae Gromley on June 29, 1958, and they were married for 60 years up until her death on Aug. 6, 2018. They purchased a 50-acre farm in 1965 in Beaver Township, where they raised their four sons.

He worked as a self-employed contractor, using his skills as a carpenter in many businesses and homes all over the tri-county area. He was quite the craftsman, making many wooden figures, carvings, and baskets. He attended Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana where he raised his family and spent decades as the cemetery sexton and a trustee, and also years as a boys' youth sponsor ("Loyal Lads"). He most currently attended Columbiana Church of Christ.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth (Jenny) Wehr of Rogers, Larry (Becky) Wehr of North Lima, Ronald (Dawn) Wehr of Columbiana, and Roger (Shellie) Wehr of Salem, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, with another on the way, as well as two sisters-in-law, Joan Riehl of Columbiana and Carolyn Wehr of Deep River, CT, and many nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Donna Mae Wehr, two brothers, Vern Wehr and Glenn Wehr, and brothers and sisters-in-law LilleAnn Wehr, Donna Wehr, Lois and Jim Jones, Betty and Bob Hall, and brothers-in-law Fred Mohr and Elmer Riehl.

Calling hours will be held at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 10:30 – 11:30 am with services to follow at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to consider a memorial gift to The American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 (please list "in memory of Ralph Wehr" on your gift), or give to the Mahoning/Trumbull division online.

You may sign the register and send condolences to family at www.familycareservices.com.

Alexis J. (Gazey) Mazzei, 75, of Beloit, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:29 pm at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born on April 28, 1947 in Massillon, to Alex and Johanna (Sohar) Gazey, she lived in Beloit for most of her life.
A 1965 graduate of Alliance High School, Alexis was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She was employed at Ohio Drill & Tool in Homeworth as a Shipping Clerk for 35 years.
Survivors include her husband, Armando Mazzei, whom she married on April 4, 1964; her two sons, Jerry A. (Shelly Miller) Mazzei and Jeff (Nancy Drakulich) Mazzei; her granddaughter, Jamie L. Mazzei; her grandson, Vinnie J. Mazzei; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Everly Mazzei; a brother,
Alan (Deb) Gazey; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were parents and a brother, David Gazey.
Private services will be held. Burial will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Susan G Komen for the Cure, www.komen.org .
You are invited to view Alexis'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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Columbiana - William "Bill" C. Bailey, age 67, of Columbiana, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on June 7, 1955, in Columbiana, son of the late Clyde and Arlene Harrold Bailey.

Bill was a graduate of Columbiana Highschool and coached throughout the area his entire life, mainly in Columbiana and Crestview. He coached, baseball, basketball, football, and softball and owned a local sports store in town for many years. Bill was an avid Ohio State Fan.

He is survived by his two daughters, Brooke (Dave) Hitchcock of Columbiana and Jennafer Bailey of Columbiana; son, Eric Bailey of Columbiana; brother, Dave Bailey of Columbiana; sister, Carolyn Bailey of Dunedin, FL; six grandchildren, Emily, Madeline, Hannah, Hunter, Alaina and Charlotte and several nieces and nephews and his former wife of thirty years. Lori Brookhart Bailey.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marian and a brother Jim.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Ohio State attire is encouraged… O-H!

Per Bills wishes no service will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Columbiana Athletic Booster to support the Firestone Stadium Project, c/o Columbiana Highschool 700 Columbiana-Waterford Rd, Columbiana, OH 44408.

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

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Loretta (Bayes) Barringer, 88, of Salem, died at 5:15 PM Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Salem North Healthcare Center in Salem.





She was born August 29, 1934, in Flemington, WV, daughter of the late Thomas Darl and Elsie C. (Gillis) Bayes.





Celebration of Life Services will be at 11:30 AM Tuesday, January 24 at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funereral and Cremation Services of Salem, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.

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Dr. Wayne V. Denny, age 80, of Alliance, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2023 at Aultman Alliance Hospital.

Wayne was born October 3, 1942 in Alliance, Ohio to Richard L. and Geneive B. (Cameron) Denny.

A graduate of Alliance High School

Wayne received his B.S. in Elementary Education from Mount Union College; his M.S. in Elementary Administration, and his PhD. from the University of Akron.

Wayne was in Education for more than 30 years. He taught at Berea City Schools and Sebring Local Schools. He was a graduate assistant at the University of Akron, Assistant Director and Director of various programs and planning with Canton City Schools for many years.

Wayne’s presentations for national, state and local meetings included topics relating to reading, mathematics, computer education, and grant writing.

Wayne was a member of Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Canton City Schools, Northeast Ohio and Ohio School Supervisor’s Association.

He had volunteered with the Canton School Employees Federal Credit Union, and the United Way.

A member of Union Avenue United Methodist Church, Wayne loved music. He was in the church choir, and sang in gospel and barbershop quartets. He performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and Mount Union Choir.

He will be loved and missed by his family, including his wife Judy A (Robison); daughter, Dawn Denny; son, Wayne (Amy) Denny; three grandchildren; and sister, Meredith (Lawson) Smart.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Don (Jodene) Denny.

A private service will be held at Bethel United Church Cemetery at a later date.

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

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Robert Kester, 63 of Youngstown, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 15th at St. Elizabeth/Mercy Health E.R. Youngstown. Robert was born May 14, 1959 in Youngstown, a son of James Kester and Carol (Bell) Eckman and lived most of his life in this area. He graduated from Chaney High School in 1977 and had worked as a welder for Warren Fabricating Co. for many years. Robert then worked for several other local fabricating shops until he retired. He enjoyed working on his car and motorcycle. He loved the outdoors and looked forward to camping trips and sitting by a bonfire. Besides his mother, Carol Eckman of Youngstown, he is survived by a brother, Kenny (Nancy) Kester of Youngstown; a sister, Myrna (Alan) Peachock of Youngstown and two nieces and two great nephews. Besides his father, Robert was preceded in death by his step-father, Ralph Eckman; a brother, Jeffrey(Mary) Kester and a sister, Cheryl (Nick) Mshar. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, followed by a funeral service at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to offset costs.

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Patricia Louise Cooper, 82 of Austintown, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 14,2023 at Victoria House.
Patricia was born October 24, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan and worked as Interim Christian Education Director for three years and then at the Austintown Community Church Preschool for 18 years before retiring.
She was a member of the Austintown Community Church where she taught Sunday School and a Women’s Bible Study for many years.
She was a devoted wife to her husband, Ross Cooper, whom she married November 1, 1958, passed away October 17, 2021. Patricia will be dearly missed by her three sons, Ross (Denise) Cooper III, Tracy (Gina) Cooper, and Brian (Debbie) Cooper; nine grandchildren, Justin, Jacob, Timothy, Nicholas, Cyrena, Bryce, Landon, Trevor and Hunter; three great grandchildren, Grant, Nora and Emersyn; two brothers, Richard (Jo Ann) Edwards and Walter(Donna) Edwards.
Besides her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by her children Mark and Bonnie Cooper; two brothers, Howard Edwards, Robert Edwards and a sister, Jeanette Babines.
Friends may call on Saturday January 28, 2023, at Austintown Community Church, 242 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Austintown from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 10:30 am. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Austintown Community Church, Youth Group, 242 S. Canfield- Niles Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44515.

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Brenda Lee Harmon, 64, of Canfield, passed away on January 16, 2023, with her husband by her side, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born June 5, 1958 in Salem, Ohio, Brenda was the daughter of Edward and Eloise (Wilson) Bartek.
Brenda was a 1976 graduate of Western Reserve High School. She furthered her education at The Ohio State University and Youngstown State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in medical technology. Brenda married her high school sweetheart, Douglas Scott Harmon, May 26, 1979. Together they shared a fifty-year love story.
A homemaker, Brenda devoted her life to raising her family and cherished most her role as “mom” and “memaw.” She was a church organist and pianist for Berlin Center United Methodist Church and Ellsworth Presbyterian Church. She loved buying gifts for others, baking, reading and camping. She was a breast cancer survivor and was passionate about supporting organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and March of Dimes.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Douglas; her daughters Jennifer (Chad) Wright, Stacey (Michael) Miller, and Katie (Mitchel) Maloney; her grandchildren Ella Jane and Daniel Miller and Malik Maloney; and her brother Gary (Lisa and their son Kevin) Bartek.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 10:00-11:15 AM at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, with a service immediately following at 11:30 AM at the church. Brenda will be laid to rest at Ellsworth Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Akron Children’s Hospital, Attn: Volunteer Services, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Rodney Eugene “Boogie”” Snuffy” Steen, 88, of Zanesville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at his daughter’s home surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on May 14, 1934, in Barnesville, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Orval C. “Whitey” and Irene Ruby (Miller) Steen. His Grandparents were the late Jacob & Carrie Ellen McMullen Steen, Thomas & Cleo Cantwell Miller.

Korean War Veteran, U.S.A.F. (SAE) 1951 – 1953, where he achieved the rank of Sgt, Reserve – 1953-1954, Crew Leader B52 – 1954-1960. He was a disabled veteran. He was a Lightweight USAF Boxer. He was a member of the VFW in Bethesda, Ohio and the American Legion in Barnesville, Ohio.

He worked for the Ohio Operating Engineer Local #18 in Akron, Ohio. He was self - employed / Owner – operator of Rod’s Auto & Detail Shop Alliance, Ohio and was highly requested by local dealerships for the excellent work he provided.

He had many hobbies that he enjoyed such as fishing, dancing, playing cards, and RVing. He had the gift to gab and could have written a book on the many stories he told to anyone who would listen. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved his stories. He was proud of the military and displayed support all the time. He was born to boogie and loved making a new friend and loved his family & friends. Always, thrived to make someone smile and laugh.

His “mottos” “Hug and say I love you to everybody”, “Make my day” and always “God Bless You”.

He is survived by his children Rebecca (Fred) Householder of East Rochester, Ohio, Clifford Steen of Minerva, Ohio, Jean Graham of Alliance, Ohio, Lenora Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, and 17 grandchildren and 23 great – grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son Rodney Calvin Steen who passed unexpectedly on December 4, 2022, and Sister Shirley Kathryn (Schwall) Lucas.

A Memorial and Military Service will be in Barnesville, Ohio, and will be announced at a later date. He will be interred with his parents.

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Janice B. Miller, 86, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2023. She was born on November 14, 1936 in Youngstown, the daughter of Robert E. and Leora C. (Donahue) Baldwin. Janice was married to Donald H. Miller on May 16, 1958. They were happily married for 54 years. Janice was committed to lifelong learning. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from
Kent State University and a master’s degree in education from Youngstown State University. Janice taught second grade at Lloyd Elementary for 30 years, retiring in 1990. Janice was a devoted mother and loving grandma. She loved to spend her time teaching her grandchildren to swim, ice skate and even stilt walk. Janice and Don loved traveling and spent many winters in Texas. Aside from family, Janice loved spending time with her kitties. She will be missed by her son Douglas (Mary) Miller, sister Betty (Popat) Patil, grandchildren Krista (Justin), Levi (Brittany), Anna, Brad and Jason (Mandi) and 6 great grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents and husband Don. Visitation will be held Monday, January 16, 2023 form 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Lane Funeral Home – Mineral Ridge Chapel, 1350 N. Canfield Niles Road, Mineral Ridge. A funeral service follows at noon with Pastor Jack Acri officiating. A private burial will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, Ohio. To leave condolences to the family pleases visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Bonnie Aileen Weaver passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, surrounded by her family. Bonnie was born April 14,1945, in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of the late Russel and Lucille (Logan) Withers and was a lifelong area resident. Growing up, Bonnie was active in athletics, band, and 4-H. As a member of the Greenford Silver Spurs, she loved showing horses at the Canfield Fair each year. In later years, Bonnie continued her love for 4H, volunteering with the Mahoning County Market Livestock Club.
Bonnie graduated in 1963 from Greenford High School. She attended Ohio University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from Youngstown State University. Bonnie was a Mathematics Teacher with the Jackson Milton School District for many years, retiring in 2005. After retiring, she continued her love of teaching by tutoring students in her home. Bonnie loved her students as her own children, and enjoyed watching them succeed and grow. She inspired many, not only to love math, but to become teachers themselves. Bonnie was an active member of Austintown Community Church, where she lovingly served in the Need Room, providing food to families in her community. One of her passions was the Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, she found great joy in helping families in their time of need. She was also active as a Sunday School Teacher and with the Canfield Fair Project. She loved her church family and treasured her many friendships in the congregation. Her faith in the Lord was the cornerstone of the life she built for her family. Bonnie loved to read, often sharing books with her family and friends. She loved to bake cookies. A passion she shared with her children and grandchildren over the years. An avid sports fan, Bonnie never missed an opportunity to cheer on her students, her grandchildren and their friends. Bonnie leaves her 3 children: Brian (Amy) Weaver of Eaton, Ohio, Michele Corll of Austintown,
and Jenifer (Mike) Pemberton of North Jackson. She also leaves her grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Jordan and Jason Corll of Austintown, Garland Weaver of Eaton, and Elizabeth Pemberton of North Jackson. Bonnie is also survived by her brother, Charles Withers, sisters Eloise Beach and Rebecca (William Rosenberg) Withers, sister-in-law, Barbara Withers and
many nieces and nephews. Always sharing an undeniable love for her family and grandchildren, she leaves Art and June Weaver, who along with Bonnie, show unmatched, selfless devotion to them each and every day. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Suzanne Withers, her brother, Daniel Withers, and her sister-in-law, Susan Withers.
Visitation will be held on Sunday January 15, 2023, from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown and on Monday January 16, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Austintown Community Church 242 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown followed by a 11:00 a.m. funeral service. Private burial will be held at North Jackson Cemetery. The family requests tributes take the form of donations to the Austintown Community Church
Need Room in her memory. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 PM on Monday, January 16, 2023, at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Jessie Hedrick, 73, of Warren. Jessie passed away Thursday evening at Trumbull Reginal Medical Center. Jessie was born November 18, 1949, in Olive Hill, KY, the daughter of Joe and Clara (Hicks) Meade and came to this area as a child. She was a Certified Nurse Assistant for 20 years and then worked for InfoCision as a telemarketer for 8 years. Jessie attended New Life Church in Liberty and was a member of the Niles and Trumbull Moose Lodges. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed fishing and camping and loved Elvis. Jessie leaves her husband, Richard Hedrick, whom she married February 14, 1997. She also leaves one son, Warren (Melissa) Maxwell of Lancaster, Ohio, three stepsons; Bob (Kathy) Hedrick and Ken Hedrick, both of Tucson, AZ, and Rick (Michelle) Hedrick of Austintown, three brothers; Jim Meade, Frank (Colleen) Meade both of Niles, and Ed (Carol Meade of Lordstown, one sister; Anita Maxwell of Niles, as well as nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may call from 3 to 5 PM at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel where services will be held a 5 PM.

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Rodney C. Steen (Rod), 57, died unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2022 at his place of residence in Alliance, Ohio.
He was born Jan. 12, 1965 in Alliance, Ohio. He was the son of Rodney E. Steen
and proceeding him in death was his mother Vida M. (McCormick) Steen.

Rod was a jack of all trades, he was a hard worker and did an exceptional job on whatever the task at hand would be. Rod was passionate about working on cars and anything else related. He loved animals and they loved him. Fishing was always his happy place. He had a generous heart and was always happy to lend a hand. He loved hanging out with his family and friends and was greatly
excited to meet his new grandsons.

He will be remembered for his laugh and for being a jokester. We will forever miss his laid back personality and ability to live one day at a time.
He will be greatly missed by us all.

Rodney is survived by his son, Joshua C. Steen (fiancée Charlene McGuire), grandchildren Oliver, Achilles Luna and Bellona, Sister Rebecca (Fred) Householder of East Rochester, OH, Brother Clifford Steen of Minerva, OH, Sister Jean Graham of Alliance, OH, and Sister Lenora Williams of Virginia Beach, VA and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held in the spring at a future date.

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Charles “Charlie” Guy Harper, Sr., age 92, of Warren passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. He was born in Onego, WV on April 2, 1930 to the late George and Bertha Ketterman Harper. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Smith Harper; parents; and 9 brothers and sisters.
Charlie grew up in West Virginia where he married his wife, Mary. In 1953 the family moved to Ohio where he began his career at Packard Electric. He worked as a die setter until the age of 58 when he retired.
Charlie was a kind and caring man who loved his family and friends. If you knew him you became family and you were treated like one of his own. His grandkids held a special place in his heart, he always wanted to be close to his little ones, holding them and showing them all his love.
In the springtime you could always count on Charlie to be in the garden, lovingly known as “the rhubarb man.” He grew many kinds of fruits and vegetables and would make sure everyone left his home with something he had grown.
He enjoyed his sports, watching any of the Cleveland teams and was an avid Ohio State fan. He truly loved working with his hands and spent time woodworking. He had a special place in his heart for his dog Sven.
He is survived by his children, Charles (Lynda Priddy) Harper, Jr., Jerry (Judi) Harper, Donald (Debbie) Harper, Michele (Rick) Lee, and Michael (Sarah) Harper; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren; twin brother, James Gar Harper; and sister Marcie Clatterbuck; beloved nieces and extended family members.
In lieu flowers donations can be made to the Bazetta/Cortland Optimist Club in his honor.
Calling hours will be held 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. Cortland, OH 44410, with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Rose (Leech) Mowen, age 83, passed away peacefully, December 13, 2022.

She was born to Rose D. & Ada M. (Wilden) Leech in Marlboro Twp. December 30, 1938, the youngest of 13 children. Rose married the love of her life, William A. Mowen I, June 13, 1953 and remained happily married for 43 years until his passing on November 3, 1996.

Rose was a lifelong resident of Alliance, Ohio until last two years where she resided in Westminster, Colorado with her son. Rose retired in December 1996 after over 30 years from Genie Company. She formerly worked at Keener Rubber.

Rose enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, watching and collecting movies, traveling and visiting states across the country, visiting with family and friends, feeding her hummingbirds and playing video games with her grandson. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and loved ones.

Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, Robert Leech; son William (Roxanne) Mowen; daughters, Loretta Mowen and Christine (Jeffery) Schade; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Saralyn, Cindy, Victor; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and an extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; brothers, Carl Leech, William Leech, Lloyd Leech, Glenn Leech, Delbert Leech, and Theodore Leech; Sisters, Clara Prickett, Katherine Cooksey, Betty McCann, Janet Mohr, and Lillie Nothing; her son, Robert Mowen; and a granddaughter, Gwendolyn.

A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 18th at 12:00-2:00 p.m. with a graveside service to follow at Atwater Cemetery with Pastor, Mike Doak of First Christian Church in Alliance officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation www.parkinson.org or the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.

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

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Jolene J. Menning, 80, of Austintown, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Jolene was born November 27, 1942, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph J. Jones and Arlene (Gray) Jones. She lived in the area her entire life.

Raised on the West Side, Jolene was a graduate of Chaney High School 1960. She worked in banking until her retirement in 2004. She was a dedicated member to the Chaney High Reunion Club, Friendship Club, and Croatian Club. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.


Jolene will always be remembered for her love, friendship, kindness, and great sense of humor. Often the butt of the joke, she never minded as long as everyone was laughing.
She always enjoyed good food, good friends, good times and never met a wine she didn’t like.

Her pride and joy were her three grandchildren. She rarely missed their activities, and was always their number one fan. She maintained an active lifestyle and loved dancing, playing cards, gardening, and walking her dog. What Jolene loved most though was spending time with family and friends, creating memories to cherish forever.


On April 25, 1964, Jolene married Robert M. Menning after falling in love from that initial introduction while rollerskating. They celebrated 38 years of marriage before his passing, June 3, 2002.


Jolene will be deeply missed by her two children, Claudia (Mark) Plunkett of Salem and Mark Menning of San Rafael, California; her beloved grandchildren, Jake, Natalie, and Nicholas, brother-in-law Richard (Nancy) Menning, brother-law Gary Beu, nieces, nephews, and great friends who were like her “sisters”. She will also be greatly missed by her loyal dog, Sadie.

Besides her husband, Jolene was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James Jones, and sister-in-law Carol Beu.

Family and friends will be received 5-6pm followed by a memorial service at Lane funeral home, Austintown Chapel at 6pm.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation in Jolene’s name be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Donna June (Wayt) Shade, age 79, of Alliance, passed away at her home at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

She was born August 8, 1943 in Alliance, Ohio to Raymond and Vedna (Pendergast) Wayt.

A proud graduate of Sebring McKinley High School, Donna worked as a Time Keeper Clerk at Alliance Manufacturing, and also a Cashier at Kmart, and then Henry’s Bi-Rite in Twinsburg with her husband, and daughter, Amy.

Donna attended the Chapel in Marlboro.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Larry Shade; daughters, Jill (Mike) Anstine, and Amy (Jeff) Simmons; grandchildren, Josh (Lindsey) Anstine, Emily (Eric) Falcone, Sarah (Baha) Muminov, Dylan Simmons, and Drew Simmons; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Jacob Anstine; and brother, Roger (Beth) Wayt.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Chapel in Marlboro, 8700 Edison St. NE, Louisville, OH 44641.

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

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Joanne Rita Linihan (nee Schmidt) passed away peacefully January 1, 2023 after decades of fighting several illnesses.

Joanne was born on January 20, 1944 in New York to Annette and Louis Schmidt. She married John Michael “Mike" Linihan on October 13, 1967. They raised 4 sons on Long Island, New York. Eventually they relocated and then retired in Alliance, Ohio.

Joanne will be remembered for her strong faith, her love of animals, her creativity, her sense of humor, and her amazing dedication to her family.

She is survived by her sister, brother, husband, 4 sons, 12 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

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

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Carole A. Childs Wisor, age 83, of McDonald, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 9, 2023, at her home. She was born in Brownsville, PA on December 25, 1939, to the late William and Alfreda Shelton Childs. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Verna Gedda; and son-in-law, Rich White.
Carole was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married to the love of her life Ronald “Mike” on February 18, 1961, and they spent 61 wonderful years together. The couple met in California, PA while he was a student at California State Teachers College, and she was a teller at the local bank.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing as much love as possible with them. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, crafting, country dancing, and her pets. She also sold Avon to her neighborhood friends for over 20 years.
She is survived by her husband Ronald “Mike” Wisor; daughters, Paula (Bill) Wisor Ciammaichella, Erika White, and Robin (Troy) DeBow; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brandon) Nichols, Bill (Christy) Wisor, Megan (Louie) Novakovich, Hannah DeBow, Lauren (Christopher) Middleton, and Luke DeBow; great grandchildren, Logan, Cadence, McKenna, Ava, Alie, Micah, Mac, and Lane; along with many other extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley at https://www.hov.org/donate/.com.
Calling hours will be held 3:00 – 5:00 PM Friday, January 13, 2023, at Lane Funeral Home, Niles Chapel 415 Robbins Ave. Niles, OH 44446, with a funeral service to follow at 5:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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SALEM - Maxine V. Wilson, 88, died Monday, January 9, 2023 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Maxine was born on June 5, 1934 in Waynesburg, PA, the daughter of the late Jesse and Ethel (Tuttle) Dailey. Maxine was a high school graduate and a homemaker.

She is survived by one brother, Joseph (Carrie) Dailey of West Virginia; one grandson, Steven Wilson of Salem; nephew, Dale (Tracy) Phillis; and a niece, Deb Phillis.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dean Wilson: son, Charles "Chuck" Wilson; and one daughter, Linda Digman.

A funeral service will be held Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial. Friends and family may be received one hour prior at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

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

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

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Pamela K. Schopp, age 79, of Alliance, passed away on January 9, 2023.

She was born on February 15, 1943, in Alliance, to William I. and Rosalia M. (Schiffer) Walter.

She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Canton and St. Thomas School of Nursing in Akron. She also attended Akron University.

She worked at Alliance Community Hospital as a charge nurse on the medical surgery floor for 26 years and as a nurse at Surgery Alliance for 9 years.

Pamela was a member of Flower Arrangers in Alliance, Hills and Dales Gardeners, Coterie Club, Castle Crusaders, the Alliance Country Club Ladies Golf Association, the Former Alliance Women’s Club and the Flowers Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, playing golf, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Pamela also loved watching her grandchildren at all of their sporting events.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, David (Pamela) Schopp, Kristen (James) Anderson, Rob Schopp; five grandchildren, Hannah Moeglin, Jarrod Schopp, Jordan Anderson, Cooper Anderson and Ryan Schopp; and one sister, Patricia I. (Barry) Ketterer.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Sunday, January 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 16th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Luzecky of Faith Family Church officiating. Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Alliance Hospice, 270 E. State St. Suite 130, Alliance, Ohio or Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Ln., Troy, PA 16947.

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

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William R. Spencer, age 65, of Canton, passed away on January 5, 2023.

He was born on November 3, 1957, in Warren, Ohio, to William G. and Ellen H. (Nordstrom) Spencer.

He graduated from Fort Knox High School in Kentucky and continued his education at various colleges. William spoke fluent Spanish and taught English in Mexico City. He served as Crash Crew and a fireman in the United States Marine Corp for four years.

William enjoyed reading and listening to music.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother; his son, William Bryan Spencer Vargas of Mexico City; his brothers, Douglas (Melanie) Spencer of Punta Gorda, FL, Richard (Nadine) Spencer of Alliance, and Robert (Jeannie) Nordstrom of Akron; his sister, Robin Dalesandro of Alliance; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Ricky Spencer.

A service will be held at Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

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

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Joan Marie Boyce, age 84, entered into Glory on January 9, 2023.

She was born February 19, 1938, in Alliance, Ohio to Clarence C. and Juanita June (Hahn) Shutler.

A 1956 graduate of Alliance High School, Joan was the first female to letter in athletics.

She competed in archery with her late husband, enjoyed horseback riding, art, gardening, flowers, and quilting. She especially enjoyed her friends in the TNT Card Club.

Joan was a top salesperson with Stanley Home Products. After retirement from Custom Poly Bag, she worked as Secretary to Judge Bob Lavery and then Judge Andy Zumbar.

She had volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Leader, as well as with Alliance Hospice, and was extremely active with her church.

As a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Joan was a Sunday School Teacher, served on Council, and as a Treasurer. She was also a member of Deb’s Circle, the Quilting Circle and visited many shut-ins.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son David (Cynthia) Boyce, Diana (Daniel) Cullen, Dale (Angie) Boyce; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Charles F. Shutler and Jackson L. (Shirley) Shutler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Dawn Marie Boyce; her husband, Donald Akers Boyce, whom she married August 24, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alliance, and who died August 12, 2021.

A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tim Muse officiating.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3295 S Union Ave, Alliance, OH 44601; or plant a tree in her memory.

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

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Gary DePrill Sr., age 69, passed away on January 6, 2023.

He was born on October 6, 1953 to the late Joann (Moore) McMillin-Goshorn.

He graduated in 1972 from Alliance High School. He looked forward going to class reunions and breakfasts. Although small in stature, he had a huge heart and would light up the room with his smile and dancing skills.

He was employed through GardaWorld Security Company where he was doing security at Alliance Castings. Gary served honorably in the United States Navy. He was a member of Marlboro Christian Church.

Gary was an avid book reader who also loved sports, especially football and baseball. He had a passion for Boy Scouts and the outdoors. Gary loved to socialize and joke around. He loved seeing his friends tailgating for Mount Union football games. One could find him bowling on Monday nights at the American Legion in Alliance or having coffee with his buddies at Get-Go. His favorite place was the Naborhood Inn where he could get the famous “hood burger” and a cold beverage while visiting with friends and the awesome staff whom he referred to as his ‘daughters’.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Gary DePrill Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Kara DePrill; his siblings, William Perry McMillin, John Goshorn, Kevin Goshorn, Cindy Cross, Brenda McPherson, Bobby DePrill, Paul DePrill, Candy DePrill, and their spouses; many nieces and nephews; the Marschinke family; and all of his friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his father figures, John W. Goshorn and Richard McMillin Sr.; grandmother, Helen Severance; a brother, Richard “Rick” McMillin Jr.; a sister, Karen Henry; and his biological father, Robert DePrill.

A service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Sunday, January 22nd at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior. Pastor Ed Carter will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 230 13th St., Canton, Ohio 44708.

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

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Jonney Leon Stanton, 80, passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2023, with his wife, Lois Anne (Ulrich) Stanton, by his side. He was born January 7, 1943, son of the late Alfred Bernard and Dorothy (Fell) Stanton, in Flint, MI.

Jonney was a 1961 graduate of Salem High School. He took over the family business, Stanton Heating and Cooling when his father was no longer able to run it after having worked for him for since he was 12 years old. Stanton Heating and Cooling provided all kinds of HVAC services for the residents, in and around the Salem area, for over 65 years.

Aside from Lois, whom he married on April 4, 1964, he leaves three sons, Ronney (Tina), Jasun (Barbara) and Mark (Melissa) and seven grandchildren, Tabitha, Nick, Jack, Ian, Evan, Genevieve Sue and Jonney Thomas.

Jonney was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem and a lifelong member of the Salem Elks Lodge 305, the Independent Hose Co. of Salem, the Saxon Club Branch 19 and the Salem Jaycee’s, where he was a past President.

He and Lois enjoyed traveling in their motor home all around the country. They would go south in winter and up north in the fall during the peak of fall foliage. They also took plenty of trips to Michigan and Nashville to spend time with close family. Some of their favorite local spots include Pymatuning State Park and Guilford Lake. In recent years they could be found set up at Guilford during the summer.

One of Jonney’s most notable accomplishments was his annual Super Bowl party that began in 1977 and ran until 2019. Every year the same group of friends would gather at the Stanton house for prime rib, championship football and some friendly wagering. The NFL was not his only football passion; he also enjoyed college football, particularly the University of Michigan. Big 10 and SEC football talk were big topics of conversation with his kids and grandkids.

When he and Lois weren’t traveling, they spent many times watching their grandkids at football, basketball, softball, baseball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading.

Jonney is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronney Lee.

Friends and family may visit from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. A luncheon will follow the service in the church’s educational building.

In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make donations to one of the following organizations: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 South Broadway Ave, Salem, OH 44460; The Salem Elks Club, 824 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460; The Saxon Club, 1980 New Garden Rd., Salem, OH 44460; Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Anatomy, Anatomical gift Program, WG-46, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.

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

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

To view Jonney's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

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Jennie Jackson (Mozina), 91, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2023. She was born to the late Frank and Agnes Mozina, in Blaine, OH on April 18, 1931.

Jennie was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She was an avid quilter, enjoyed dancing to polkas, and loved spending time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sandra (Carl) Hoerig, Richard S. (Dawn) Jackson, and Amy (Joseph) Farago; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and brother, Frank Mozina.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Richard D. Jackson; daughter, Lori Fisher; sister, Mary Birchak, and brother, Edward Mozina.

Calling hours for Jennie will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Stark Memorial Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

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

To view Jennie's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

 

 


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Columbiana – Harvey W. Symons, age 96, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at his home in Columbiana.

He was born on November 29, 1926, in Monessen, PA, son of the late Richard and Marjorie Carter Symons.

Harvey was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during WWII. He had worked as a teacher for Columbiana Exempted Village School District, as well as the principal at the South Side Middle School, retiring in 1972. Harvey was an active member of the Columbiana First Presbyterian Church where he had served as a trustee for many years. He was active in his community and was a past member of the Rotary Club of Columbiana. Together with his wife, Dorothy, the couple managed and maintained Harmony Village in Columbiana for ten years when it first opened its doors. Harvey was known for being a “Handyman”. He was a car enthusiast who enjoyed driving and showing his 1932 Chrysler convertible, and he also enjoyed camping and vacationing with his family. As an educator, Harvey enjoyed taking educational trips and visiting historical sites. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy Kocher Symons, whom he married on August 17, 1951; children, Pattie (Larry) Sanders of Garden City, KS., Bruce "Harvey" Symons of Chillicothe, OH., Judy (Ed) Wilms of Columbiana, and Martha Jean (David) Welther of Stilwell, KS; sister, Mary Dally of Carrollton, OH.; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard C. Symons, Jr., and Ernest "Ted" Symons.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Columbiana First Presbyterian Church.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the church, with Pastor Fritz Nelson officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harvey’s memory to the Columbiana First Presbyterian Church, 28 E Park Ave, 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

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Edgar Hunter “Tod” Sloane, age 70, passed away on January 15, 2023.

He was born on March 2, 1952, in Greensburg, PA, to Edgar H. and Louise A. (Brooks) Sloane.

Tod enjoyed golfing, walking, swimming and attending county fairs. He was an avid sports fan.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Todd H. (Theresa) Sloane, Shanna E. (Jon) Cook, and Holly M. (Sharif Garrison) Sloane; twelve grandchildren, Zach, Jacob, Jenna, Tyler, McKenzie, Carolyn, Ethan, Isabella, Andre, Christipher, Elijah, and Makayla; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Owen; and a sister, Tammy A. (Chuck) Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Douglas (Ted) R. Sloane.

A memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Aviator Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 3332, Alliance, OH, 44601.

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

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New Waterford - Dorothy M. Rupert, age 89, of New Waterford, died on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Alliance Community Hospital.

She was born on April 3, 1933, in New Waterford, daughter of the late Aura and Hazel Oberholtzer Maple.

Dorothy was a loving mother.

Her husband, George Ira Rupert, whom she married on May 10, 1953, preceded her in death on, September 17, 2010.

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Brent (Rebecca) Rupert of Columbiana, Linda (Fred) Lower of New Waterford, Shannon Havice of New Waterford and Mona Rupert of New Waterford; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by grandson, Brenton "Buddy" McCurdy.

No services will be held at this time.

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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East Palestine - Reverend Charles A. Bark, Jr., age 84, of East Palestine, died on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at his home in East Palestine.

He was born on June 1, 1938, in Pennsylvania, son of the late Dr. Charles and Mildred Maitland Bark.

Charlie was a Methodist Reverend at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, MA, among a few other Methodist churches, he served in the U.S. Navy for ten years prior to becoming a reverend. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and long chats with his good friends Russell Metcalfe and Paul Detterman. Charlie loved his family deeply. he enjoyed his adventurous outing with his grandson-in-love Steve. Charlie loved to talk with and tell stories with everyone.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Alice Tenczar Bark, whom he married in February of 1964; a daughter, Terrye (Jeffrey) Stewart of East Palestine; a sister, Missie Godwin; two grandchildren, Josalyn (Steven) Tigelman and Skylar Bark; a daughter-in-law, Tracy Bark; two cousins, Janie Conrad and Martha Gealy and nine beloved great grandchildren, Caydene, Jilliauna, Tripp, Caleena, Jursiey, Clark, Troyal, Jeffrey and Bricker.

He was preceded in death by his son, Charles “Chuck” Bark III.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, friends and family are invited to check the funeral home website in the coming days for more details.

Professional services 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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Robert John Fusco, 61, passed away on December 31, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Bob was born on July 12, 1961, in Youngstown, Ohio the son of John J. and Lucinda M. (Sovik) Fusco. On October 11, 1997, he was united in marriage to the former Judy McClain with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. A 1979 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Bob continued his education at Youngstown State University earning a degree in Journalism. Bob was employed in the newspaper industry for over forty years and was currently working for the New Castle News as a paginator. Bob was also employed part time at the Hollywood Racino as a teller for horse racing which he truly enjoyed. Bob began his love of statistics as a young man keeping men’s softball stats for his father. He was an avid fantasy football fan, and he enjoyed bowling and golfing. Bob will be deeply missed by his wife Judy, parents John and Lucinda, sister Linda (Ron) Rowe, brother John Fusco, nieces Madison and Sydney whom he adored, countless friends and extended family. He also leaves his beloved feline companions Butter and Kiki. Visitation will be held on Friday January 6, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Highway Tabernacle Church, Fellowship Hall Entrance, 3000 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44515 followed by a memorial service at 12:00 PM. In lieu of gifts the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Bob’s honor to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Brian Anthony DeSalvo, 55, passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Brian was born on May 27, 1967, in Youngstown, Ohio the only son of Eugene E. and JoAnn M. (Mascarella) DeSalvo. A 1985 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Brian continued his education at Youngstown State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Business and Advertising. Brian was a standout baseball pitcher during high school playing Class B ball for Astro Shapes. A man of simple pleasures he found beauty in writing songs and playing the guitar. A jokester by nature he was admired for his strength and described by friends as a terrific baseball player and talented artist, with a keen sense of humor and enormous spirit.
He will be deeply missed by his mother JoAnn, sister Diane (Robert) Spalding, nieces Natalie, Briana, Sarah and Julia, extended family, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Visitation will be held Sunday January 8, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue followed by a 1:00 P.M. funeral service. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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James “Pappap” Guy, passed away Tuesday morning, January 3, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born on July 19, 1933 in Claysville, PA, one of four sons of Claude and Ardath Guy.
He was a Claysville High School graduate and worked at Packard Electric until he retired in 1996. He also worked part time at Jeff’s Towing and as a security guard at St. Demetrious.
He enjoyed reading westerns, telling story of the old days, and sitting outside on his porch swing. He loved going on rides with his son in law Roger and spending time with his grandchildren. He actively attended First Church of God in Farmdale.
Jim will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Barbara Guy; children, Ken (Kim) Guy, Penny Lenhart, Kim (Roger) Wiltrout, and Patty (Dean) Armstrong; step-children, Marsha Kochemba and John Braden; grandchildren, Nicole (Chad) Holko, Wesley (Tori) Wiltrout, Matt (Amy) Guy, Derek Armstrong, Ashley (Mark) Zwart, Garret Braden and Rachel (Will) Fox; 12 great grandchildren especially Caden who acted as a caregiver and made his home with Jim; and one great-great-grandson, Jayden.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Guy; granddaughter Rachael Wiltrout; sons-in-law, Lee Lenhart and Bill Kochemba; and daughter, Marlene Stevens
Family and friends may visit from 5-7:00PM on Friday January 6, 2023 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer Winans Chapel, located at 164 N. High St. in Cortland and from 10:30AM to 11:00AM on Saturday January 7, 2023 with services to follow at 11:00AM at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at West Mecca Cemetery.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Raymond A. Cunningham, age 64, passed away on January 3, 2023 at Aultman Alliance Hospital.

He was born on August 25, 1958, in Alliance, to Ray and Thelma (Campbell) Cunningham.

Ray attended Alliance City Schools. He was a retired roofer and home repairman. Ray was always willing to lend a hand and help a neighbor. He was a member of the Roma Society.

Ray enjoyed fishing and being outdoors, jigsaw puzzles, shooting pool and playing bocce. He had a natural talent in all that he participated in, but there was nothing he loved to do more than visit with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Amanda (Brenton) Cunningham-Coven, Raymond L. Cunningham, Gregory (Kayla) Cunningham and Nicholas Cunningham; his former wife and friend, Kathleen Cunningham; his sisters, Linda Richards, Beverly (Mike) Haberland and Brenda Shortridge; four grandchildren, Gregory, Allison and Gabriella Cunningham and Vincent Coven; and one granddaughter expected to arrive within the month, Claire Coven.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Donna Light; and two brothers-in-law, Chuck Richards and David Light.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, January 7th at 1:00 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior. 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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Mary Lou Whitman, 74, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2023. She was born to the late Charles F. and Mary Alice Harris on June 3, 1948 in Salem.
She was a 1966 graduate of United High School. Mary Lou was a faithful member of the Church of God Abrahamic Faith for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She and her husband were married on October 24, 1970.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Blair Whitman; children; Mary Ann Barber and Dan (Abby) Whitman; grandchildren, Dakota, Madison, Tanny and Ty; great-grandchildren, Rydar and Haylynn; and brothers, Chuck (Joann) Harris and Jim (Jean) Harris.

Donations may be made in her name to the Church of God Abrahamic Faith, 250 Georgetown Rd., Salem OH 44460 or the Columbiana County Humane Society, 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

Calling hours for Mary Lou will be held at Stark Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held the following morning Monday, January 9, 2023, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest 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.

To view Mary Lou's obituary or send condolences, visit starkmemorial.com.

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Sherman J. Hall, 64, of Sebring passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. He was born in Alliance on October 26, 1958 the son of the late William Lee and Mary Jane (Smiles) Hall. He was a US Army Veteran during operation Desert Storm. He worked as a Truck Driver for over 20 years at SDS Earth Moving. He enjoyed playing poker, going hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Jane L. (Crum) Hall whom he married on May 31, 1980, a brother Robert W. Hall many Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews as well as a great great nephew. Besides his parents he was proceeded in death by his siblings; Janice Lee Moore, Clifford Hall, Mary L. Barnett and Kennith Hall.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mark Reich officiating at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at the funeral home from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Friends and family may send condolence, sign the guest register and watch his service live streamed online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

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Boardman- Carol Ann Day, 80, formerly of Middlefield, OH, passed away January 1, 2023 at Hospice House.

Carol was born on November 18, 1942 in Teaneck, NJ, the daughter of Peter and Virginia (Chichester) Gordon Kemp.

Carol was a graduate of Fairlawn High School in New Jersey and attended Patterson State University where she studied accounting. She worked in accounts payable at Erico in Solon and Flambeau in Middlefield. Carol volunteered at University Hospital Geauga and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. As a hobby, Carol and her late husband, had a Bison Farm- “Daydream Bison Farm” in Middlefield.

She is survived by her children, Tod (Kristin) Vander Maas of Burton, OH and Tad (Cheryl) Vander Maas of Troy, OH; one son-in-law, Scott Anderson; one sister, Virginia (Charles) Latyak of California, MD; one brother, Peter (Laurie) Kemp of Fairlawn, NJ; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; three step-children, Steve, Russ, and Randy; and her loving companion, Paul Goske of Boardman.

Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in death by husband Chester Arthur Day; and one daughter, Mary Anderson.

Per Carol’s wishes there will be no services or calling hours.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House for their excellent care.

Donations may be given in Carol’s name to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Youngstown, OH 44514.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Carol's obituary or send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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Marguerite “Peggy” Schneider, loving mother, wife and cook, passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2022 at the Aultman Community Care Center in Alliance, Ohio, her hometown.

She was born on November 24, 1948 to parents, Orva and Florence Glass.

She grew up alongside her sister, Kathy Bricker, whom she was close to. From a young age, Peggy showed her innate ability to be a jack of all trades, mastering cooking and playing the oboe and saxophone in the Alliance High School band. She worked as a medical and technical secretary, but mostly was devoted to her family. Alongside husband, David Schneider, Peggy raised two children, Amy Kaczynski and Ryan Schneider. Her utmost love and dedication to her family was one of her most remarkable traits. She claimed an intrinsic part within her family through her cooking. Peggy’s cooking, both comfort and gourmet was her most popular quality. Peggy’s family felt her love palpably through her cooking; weekly meals and holiday feasts became a tasty celebration for the whole family. Exceptionally, Peggy also brought many friends together throughout the years through her cooking and baking, becoming a household name in the mouths she fed.

Peggy’s grandchildren were also a prominent part of her identity. Max and Heidi Kaczynski (children of Amy and Frank Kaczynski) and David “Skippy” Schneider (son of Ryan and Anna Lisa Schneider) were sources of pure joy for Peggy. She enjoyed all things fashion and beauty with her “princess Heidi” and became a sports fanatic for Max and Skippy. Until her last breath she was the three’s biggest fan, proud of all of them. Peggy’s legacy of love will remain a tradition for all that had the blessing of knowing her.

There will be a private celebration of life held for Peggy, but no further public commemorations.

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

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SALEM - T. Marjorie Guthrie, 92, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Copeland Oaks- Crandall Medical Center, in Sebring, OH. Marjorie was born on July 22, 1930 in Minerva, OH, the daughter of Robert Lewis and Martha Nancy (Price) Draher. She was a graduate of Augusta High School, Class of 1948. After high school, she worked at Liberty Bell and Railway Express in Canton, before marrying and becoming a homemaker. On February 17, 1957, Marjorie married Dale E. Guthrie and together they raised two sons, Kenneth (Cindy) Guthrie, Robert (Jody) Guthrie, on the family's 100-acre farm, in New Garden. Loving, nurturing, and dependable, she was a steadfast supporter of the family farm. Marjorie was a talented pianist and organist, and she devoted nearly 50 years to the New Garden United Methodist Church, as the organist and treasurer. Following retirement, Marjorie and Dale took 32 bus trips around the US and Europe. Marjorie is survived by her loving and devoted husband Dale E. Guthrie of Salem; children, Kenneth (Cindy) Guthrie of Columbiana, Robert (Jody) Guthrie of Salem; grandchildren Jake (Hannah) Guthrie, Jenna Guthrie; step-grandchildren Kevin and Steve; and one great-grandson Henry Guthrie. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and two sisters. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Gary Atkinson, of New Garden United Methodist Church, officiating. A burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton. Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's name to New Garden United Methodist Church 7165 State Route 9 Hanoverton, OH 44423. If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home. Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Marjorie's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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Roy Edward Hoak, age 76, passed away January 3, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 3, 1946, to the late Stanley Hoak and Mae (Crede) Hoak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Carl Tews. He is survived by his wife Shirley Jean (McVay) Hoak. They were married April 25, 1970. They were married for 52 years. Children: Amy (Myles) McNickle and Earnest (Lori) Hoak. Grandchildren: Shane, Anna, and Chase. He is also survived by a sister; Patricia Tews, brothers, Paul (Ruth), Daniel (Gail), Carl (Chrissy), and Larry (Shirley). Roy previously resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. Roy was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing. He served our country in the United States Army from 1966-1968 in the Vietnam War. Roy also had a spark for tinkering, welding and fabrication. Roy will be greatly remembered for his sense of humor. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Per his request Cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

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SALEM - Cheryl Lynn Javens, 68, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 12, 1954 in Salem, daughter of Clara Jane (Gregg) Hively and the late Eugene Hively.

Cheryl was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family. Cheryl enjoyed camping, fishing and crafting.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Javens, whom she married May 27, 1978; two sons, Jeremiah (Michele) Javens and Shane (Casey) Javens; a daughter, Carissa Brink; two sisters, Linda Smith and Cyndi Dubbert and six grandchildren.

Besides her father, Eugene, she was preceded in death by a brother, Brent Hively.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Stark Memorial with Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church, 10013 Salem Warren Rd. (SR 45), 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.

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

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As of January 1, 2023, There will be no more free death notices in any of the Columbiana County newspapers. (Salem News, Morning Journal and E. Liverpool Review) The Youngstown Vindicator will still offer free death listings and service announcements. Our county papers will now be charging $ 25.00 for a death notice in each paper it appears. The obituary can be written and placed in any paper for a fee, if a picture, there will be another fee with the option of color also. The fees for the costs of the obituaries have also increased. We have a copy of the letter to offer for the reading. WE however, will still have the small ad at the bottom of the page in Salem News to list arrangements at no cost to the families. (If the family wants it announced.) WE have changed the method of listing the deceased we have in on the website. They will be posted once we have been given permission by the family. You however, may place your email address in the system to be notified of a new listing of an obituary.





David G. Adams 64, of Leetonia, peacefully died Sunday, January 1, 2023, in his sleep. (around 2 PM)

The family is finalizing arrangements and will be announced.

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Carol J. Bichsel, age 90, passed away on January 1, 2023.

She was born on June 16, 1932, in Pittsburg, PA.

She graduated from Alliance High School.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Susan (Mike) Hill; grandsons, Greg and Jeff Hill; sisters, Shirley Bailey and Rita Henry; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Pat Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Claire Bell; husband, Dwaine Bichsel; daughter, Cheryl Bichsel; brother, Jim Bell.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 3pm at Cassaday- Turkle- Christian Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 300 Columbia, MD 21044 or the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl17 Chicago, IL 60601.

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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Austintown – Helen L, Zimmerman, 53, passed away Friday December 31, 2022, at Shadyside Hospital – UPMC after a short battle with cancer. Helen was born September 4, 1969, in Youngstown, the daughter of Donald Briar and Eleanore C. (Varner) Whitfill. She was a 1987 graduate of East High School and was a loving wife, mother, momo, and sister. Helen always felt that family was most important and loved spending her time with her family and friends. She leaves her husband, David Zimmerman, whom she married April 2, 1995, four children: Jody Zimmerman of Boardman, Jessica Zimmerman of Austintown, Joseph Zimmerman of Boardman, and David Zimmerman Jr. of Austintown, five grandchildren, Arieonna, Chloe, Alexus, Myla, and Brayden, and two sisters, Diana Mattie of Boardman and Lora (Mike) McGlynn of Austintown. Helen was preceded in death by her mother and several aunts and uncles. Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 PM Friday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where services will be held at 6 PM.

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East Palestine - Kersey E McCloskey Jr, 88 of East Palestine, OH, passed away January 1, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman, OH.

Kersey was born January 10, 1934 in Rochester, PA, the son of the late Kersey E and Jessie Dickson McCloskey.

He graduated from East Palestine High School in 1952, attended Duke University and Robert Morris University before joining the U.S. Marine Corp in 1956. Kersey received both his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from Youngstown State University.

He was very active in the community including the Board of Education, Rotary and East Palestine Lodge. Kersey spent most of his career in the banking industry and served as East Palestine City Auditor.

Kersey is survived by his two daughters, Lee Ann (Bennett) Hug of Denver, CO and Brooke (Hunter) Harrison of Columbus OH.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Schaeffer McCloskey and a son David K McCloskey.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home in East Palestine, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating, followed by interment at Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2023from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Maxine Leishman, age 97, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023. She was born November 9, 1925 in Irondale, OH to the late William and Mary (Duck) Beadnell. Maxine was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Leishman, in 2006; her son, Dale Leishman; sister, Dorothy Walton and three brothers, Blaine, Tom and Wade Beadnell. She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Robert) Tennant; a sister, Ruth Ann Drugan and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2pm Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Chaplin Ellen Cooper officiating. Maxine will be laid to rest, beside her husband and her son, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Phyllis Floor, age 89, formerly of East Palestine, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown.

Phyllis was born on May 12, 1933, in Mount Vernon, OH, daughter of the late Rolla and Beatrice McMillan Workman.

Phyllis had worked as a secretary and had also worked at Heck's Restaurant. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in East Palestine. Most of all she loved being a mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great grandma.

Phyllis is survived by her spouse of 70 years, Wilford E. Floor, whom she married on November 21, 1952; her three daughters, Debra Jenkins, and Nancy Taylor both of Lakeville and Pam (Richard) Harn of East Palestine; five grandchildren, Roberta Jenkins, Michael (Sara) Jenkins, Kevin (Courtney) Jenkins, Christopher (Erica) Harn, Kyle (Elisha) Harn; two step grandchildren, Mike Taylor and Nate Taylor; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Riegle, and her brothers, Donald Workman, Robert Workman, Richard Workman, Phillip Workman, Kenneth Ray Workman and Ronald Workman.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 11:00 am-12:00 noon at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 12:00 noon at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at New Waterford Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 979 Tibbetts Wick Rd. Girard, OH 44420.

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

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Sandra T. Reader, age 72, of New Waterford, OH, died on Monday, October 31, 2022, at Hospice House, Poland, OH.

She was born on December 8, 1949, in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Pocic Powell.

Sandra worked for Hillside Hospital in Warren OH before retiring. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, traveling, working in her vegetable garden, and listening to music.

She is survived by her husband, Michael F. Reader, whom she married on July 4, 2003. Sisters Linda Powell Christ of Poland, OH and Cindy Powell Warner of Fairview Park, OH; Son, Danny (Rachel) Belcher Jr. of Mentor, OH; Daughters, Lisa (Michael) Houston of Chagrin Falls, OH and Stacy Miller of Mentor, OH: Stepchildren, Karlee Reader of Parma, OH and Kyle Reader of Salem, OH; Grandchildren: Logan Belcher, Courtney Miller, Taylor Miller, Terry Miller, Fiona Houston, and Grant Houston.

Per Sandra’s wishes no services were held.

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

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

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SALEM – Sandra “Kay” Swanson, 80, went to her Heavenly home Saturday, December 31, 2022. She was born June 1, 1942, in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the late Clifford and Ruth Mae (Byers) Gillespie.

Kay worked as a secretary for Modern Display Plastics Co., retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Salem First Christian Church.

Her husband, Donald E. Swanson, whom she married October 3, 1962, preceded her in death September 20, 2007.

Survivors include her son, Craig A. (Cathy) Swanson of Salem; granddaughter, Amanda M. Swanson and three great grandchildren, Cassie, Ciara and Eli.

A private graveside service will be held at the Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, OH with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.

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

To view Kay's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

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Judith A. Merritt, age 83, of Alliance, OH passed away Friday, December 30, 2022. She was born August 28, 1939 in Alliance, OH to the late Glenn and Verla (Heacock) Turner. Judy was a member of the Louisville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, of 51 years, Carl L. Merritt Jr; her daughter, Beth (Frank) Clubbs; two brothers, Jim (Ann) Turner and Steve (Mary) Turner; four grandchildren, Frank (Storm), Amber (Joey), Ian (Nicolas) and Amber; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Adalynn, Allen, Lorelei and Asher.

Funeral services will be 11am Thursday (1/5/2023) at the Louisville Church of Christ, 1520 California Ave, Louisville, OH 44641, with Minister Brian Grubbs officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Thursday morning at the church. Judy will be laid to rest in Fairmount Memorial Park, Alliance, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Church of Christ. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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COLUMBIANA - Roberta Jean "Bobbie" Ramage, 79, died Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Bobbie was born December 30, 1942 in Homer City, PA, daughter of the late Roy and Alberta (Dixson) Johnston.

Bobbie was a 1961 graduate from high school in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She retired as an apartment manager for Parma Park East and West in Parma, Ohio. She enjoyed crocheting and her puppies.

She is survived by one son, Paul R. (Lori) Ramage III of Alabaster, AL; grandchildren, Stephanie (Alex) Ingold, James Ramage, Ashlie Rankin, Cassandra Ramage, Xana Pritchett, Cortni Rankin, Paul Ramage IV and, Rori Pritchett; life-long companion and friend, Ronald Sebastian; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Besides her parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Ramage II; one daughter, Tami Ramage, and siblings Dick Johnston, Sally Taylor, and Dan Johnston.

Friends and family will be received from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, 1014 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, OH.

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

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

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Michael John Schneider of Alliance, age 26, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2022 at his home. He was born on March 5, 1996, at Alliance Community Hospital.

He attended Salem High School.

Michael loved to draw and read. He was a great artist.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Melody (John Vavrinak) Boals; father, Michael Schneider; daughter, Melina Schneider; brother, Gary Boals; sister, Camille Boals; grandparents, Joe and Ruth Cullum; grandmother, Janet Schneider; and aunt Lori Schneider.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Sam Cullum.

Per Michaels’s wishes there will be no funeral services.

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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Phyllis Floor, age 89, formerly of East Palestine, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at Briarfield at Ashley Cirlce in Austintown.



Phyllis was born on May 12, 1933, in Mount Vernon, OH, daughter of the late Rolla and Beatrice McMillan Workman.

Phyllis had worked as a secretary and had also worked at Heck's Restaurant. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in East Palestine. Most of all she loved being a mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great grandma.

Phyllis is survived by her spouse of 70 years, Wilford E. Floor, whom she married on November 21, 1952; her three daughters, Debra Jenkins, and Nancy Taylor both of Lakeville and Pam (Richard) Harn of East Palestine; five grandchildren, Roberta Jenkins, Michael (Sara) Jenkins, Kevin (Courtney) Jenkins, Christopher (Erica) Harn, Kyle (Elisha) Harn; two step grandchildren, Mike Taylor and Nate Taylor; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Riegle, and her brothers, Donald Workman, Robert Workman, Richard Workman, Phillip Workman, Kenneth Ray Workman and Ronald Workman.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 11:00 am-12:00 noon at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 12:00 noon at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at New Waterford Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 979 Tibbetts Wick Rd. Girard, OH 44420.

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


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Enon Valley- Seth Michael Krall passed away on December 19, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh at the age of 42 after suffering from a long illness. He was an organ donor through CORE. Some of his organs were able to help others live on and others went for research and education purposes.

Seth was born on October 7, 1980, and is the son of J. Michael and Candance L. Krall of Enon Valley, PA. He left behind a humble brother, Nathan James Krall of Chantilly, VA., and a loving daughter, Autumn Rae Wright of Enon Valley. He also leaves behind a very close aunt and uncle, Joan and Rich Day of North Lima, OH, as well as a niece and nephew.

In his youth, Seth played many sports in the area. He graduated from Mohawk High School in 1999, participating in FFA, 4-H, and band. Seth had numerous livestock projects and would show and sell them at The Lawrence County Farm Show. Seth participated in the school’s Square Dance Team and competed in competitions at the PA Farm Show. He graduated as a tractor-trailer driver from Transport Tech and earned his Class A CDL. Seth would go on to work for various companies. These companies were Martin Trucking, Conway, Bessemer Supply, Bessemer Concert, Richard Wolfe Trucking, and Ed Wilson and Son Trucking. Seth had his own tow truck, operating as M and T Towing. He was also a co-owner of Krall’s Mowing Service. Seth also helped some of the local farmers when he was home. His favorite things to do in his free time were gardening, and working on, or restoring farm machinery. He restored a John Deere 5020 which he drove to school his senior year for Tractor Day. Some of the other tractors were an Allis Chalmers WD 45 and most recently, a Ford 2000 which his great-grandfather bought new.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in his honor and celebrate his life in the late spring. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and his loyal dog Zodiac. Seth was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Petersburg, OH where the family asks for any tributes be made in his name.

Funeral arrangements were 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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SALEM – John Saladino, 71, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born February 20, 1951 in New York City, NY, son of the late Frank and Theresa (Grandolfo) Saladino.

John worked at Queens Farm Dairy in New York as a pasteurizer for 15 years. He was Catholic by faith.

Survivors include a sister, Sara Mastrangelo of Salem and a brother, Frank (Donna Lee) Saladino of Brunswick.

Friends and family will be received from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial Monday, January 2, 2023.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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

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Leonard R. Bennett, 75, of Columbiana, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022. He was born June 26. 1947 in West Virginia, son of the late Roy and Martha (Nethken) Bennett.

Leonard was a graduate of Leetonia High School, class of 1965. He worked as the service manager at Parker Chevrolet for many years. He also worked at Columbiana Buick Olds and then retired from Salem Tire. He and his wife, Emily, would often be seen at car shows, where he enjoyed taking his 1947 Dodge pickup truck. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Emily Bennett, of 23 years; son, Wesley Jay Bennett of Leetonia; sister, Ulah (Robert) Blakeman of North Lima; brother, Danial (Cheryl) Bennett of Salem; grandchildren, Bethany and Samson McIlduff of Sebring and Michelle and Jeremy Bennett of Florida; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is his wife, Pearl (Barnard) Bennett; daughter, Malinda McIlduff; sisters, Wanda Bennett and Vonda Roderick, and twin grandchildren, Sirena and Samuel McIlduff.

Private services were held by the family. He will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park.

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

To view Leonard's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

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Marjorie Grace Bandurka, age 84, formerly of Canton, OH passed away Friday, December 23, 2022. She was born May 26, 1938 in Akron, OH to the late Charles and Evelyn (Lamielle) Klever. Marjorie was a graduate of McKinley High School and she worked, for more than 40 years, as a driving instructor for A-Easy Method Driving School in Canton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Bandurka, in 2008; a daughter, Andrea Bandurka and two sisters, Beverly and Judy. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Susan Anderson, her son, John Parks; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A private family burial was held at Union Cemetery in Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Jeffrey Thomas "Papa" Ream, age 64, of Homeworth, passed away at his home Saturday, December 24, 2022.

He was born January 17, 1958 in Alliance, Ohio to Vere F. and Janet E. (Davidson) Ream.

A 1976 graduate of Marlington High School, Jeff graduated from Ohio State University and attended ATI in Wooster.

Jeff’s passion for flowers led him to own Ream’s Country Barn, Ream and Co. and become the floral designer for Aultman Hospital.

He loved being outdoors, but even more, loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He will be forever loved and missed by his family, including his son, Braden (Madison) Ream and their daughter Sage, with baby boy due in April; his daughter Anna (Josh) Walker, and their son Carson, with twins due in February; siblings, Vere E. (Barbara) Ream, Katherine L. (William) Boyce, and David M. (JoAnn) Ream.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may gather from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 3rd at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home to share their favorite stories and memories.

In Jeff’s honor, his family suggests that you do a good deed for someone, or send a floral arrangement to a loved one in his memory.

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

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SALEM - Emily Andrews Gibbs passed away peacefully at home on December, 26, 2022.
Born in Salem, Ohio, on June 25, 1957, Emily was a brilliant student. She graduated in absentia as a valedictorian of her 1975 graduating Salem High School class while spending her senior year as an AFS (American Field Service) student in Belgium. While in high school, she was also active in French Club, Mu Alpha Theta, HiTri, AFS Club secretary, Pep Club, Y-Teens, White Christmas and Prom committees, and twice won Brooks Awards for English.
Emily attended Camp Fitch as both a camper and counselor for many years in addition to other summer jobs during high school. She also worked as a swimming instructor and lifeguard during her college years. Emily spent her junior year of college in Paris at the Institute of European Studies where it was noted that she was the most fluent speaking student of the French language among her peers. Upon her return from her year abroad, Emily graduated with honors in French Studies in 1979 from Brown University.
Emily worked at Kilobaud Microcomputing in Rindge, NH, after graduating from college. She then worked at Coolidge Bank and Trust Company in Watertown, Massachusetts before moving back to her hometown of Salem, where she had resided since then. Emily was loved by her family and will be missed. She was predeceased by her father, Charles Gibbs. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Works Gibbs and three siblings, Charles Pearce Gibbs of Freedom, NH, Ellen Elizabeth (Gibbs) Caruso of Canton, OH, Margaret Gibbs Hoople (David) of Falmouth, ME, and many wonderful nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A service will be held at Stark Memorial Funeral Home at 11:00 am on January 3, 2022, with Certified Celebrant Daniel Madden officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Emily's name to First Presbyterian Church of Salem or Salem High School Alumni Association.

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SALEM - Richard 'Dick' Gale Dougherty, known to many simply as Doc, 91, passed away in his home Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Dick was born on March 26, 1931 in Salem, the son of Gale J. Dougherty and Martha May McClure-Burcaw. He was part of the Salem High School Class of 1949 and completed college level courses, in the field of electronics, at Devry University, in Illinois. In 1951, Dick entered the Air Force and honorably served in the Korean War; where he earned a Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Dick sang in the Haviland Choir at First Presbyterian Church, for 49 years. He met the love of his life, Carol McQuilkin, in the choir and on August 25, 1962 they married at the very church in which they met. Together they raised two lovely daughters, Colleen Dougherty (Scott Sweeney), of Maynard, MA and Kelly Laubacher, of Alliance. Dick retired from Ohio Bell after 30+ years, as an installation repairman. Following retirement, he continued his love of conversation and genuine interest in others by delivering flowers for long-time friend and florist John Burkey of Quaker Corner. Notably, Dick was a past Master of Perry Lodge No. 185 in Salem following the footsteps of his father (Perry Lodge) and mother (Eastern Star) . He had many interests and passions including: taking great pride in the home he built and designed with his wife Carol, keeping a wonderfully manicured lawn (never missing to pick up a branch or twig that dared to fall), Yelling (encouraging) his beloved Cleveland Indians and Browns, collecting anything lighthouse related, and singing, always signing be it in his living room, barbershop quartets or singing in the choir.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife ,daughters, granddaughters Alyssa and Lauren Laubacher, Sister Martha Ann (Lani) Waiwaiole, nephews Brad and Chad Waiwaiole and grand nephew Tanner and grand niece Zella Waiwaiole. Calling hours will be from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Friday, December 30, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St. Salem, OH 44460. A funeral service will follow from 2:30-3:30 PM with Rev. Dr. Frank Lewis officiating concluding with burial and military honors at the Hope Cemetery Association chapel in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to Woundedwarriorproject.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. Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home. To view Richard's obituary, send condolences or order flowers arranged by John Burkey, please visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Staci Christine LaCivita, 38 of Boardman passed away unexpectedly at her home, Wednesday, December 21st from a seizure disorder. Staci was born December 1, 1984 in Youngstown, a daughter of Larry LaCivita and Lori Richards McClary and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Poland High School in 2003. Going against the grain in true Staci fashion,she was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan fan. Staci was quick witted, had a big heart and always ended her phone calls with Love you. She also had a passion for her two fur babies, Moose and Nila who never left her side. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents Lori and Dennis McClary, Larry and Lea LaCivita; a sister, Jenn (Tim) Ortega; nieces Evie and Saylor whom she loved; her grandma, Peggie Richards and memaw. Evelyn Owens; aunts and uncles, Lynda (Kevin) Hawkins, Lisa (Bobby) Rohrman, Garry (Kim) LaCivita ; cousins, Erin, Rachel, Megan, Jacob, Breanna, Samantha, Gina, Danielle; step-brothers and sisters and a great friend and neighbor for seven years, Tony Fawcett. Staci also leaves a son, Aiden “A.J.” whom she lovingly gave up for adoption and looked forward to the day when she could meet him again. Staci was preceded in death by her infant sister, Jessica Marie LaCivita; her Papa Jack Richards, Papa Lowell Owens and great-grandparents, Harry and Reva Egolf and Jasper and Mary Miceli. Private services have been held for her family. Material tributes may take the form of contributions to New Lease on Life, 2773 E. Midlothian Blvd., Struthers, OH 44471, in remembrance of Staci and her love of dogs.


Joseph Michael Gabrick, age 88, passed away on December 25th, 2022. Joe was born June 1, 1934, to Andrew and Mary Matasic Gabrick. A lifelong resident of the Youngstown area, Joe was a 1952 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School where he was a pitcher on the first baseball team organized for the school.
Following high school graduation, Joe enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he was assigned to a heavy equipment mechanic school at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Upon graduation, he received orders to join the First Combat Service Group, Engineering Battalion, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California where he attained the rank of Sergeant and proudly served, earning an honorable discharge in 1956.
Joe married his high school sweetheart, Irma Jean Myers, on September 7, 1957 and afterwards built their home in Austintown where they would raise their family and enjoy their life together. Joe loved all sports and enjoyed auto mechanics, woodworking, gardening and growing flowers. Joe and Irma were inseparable and enjoyed dancing, swimming, the outdoors, and watching their sons play sports. His most cherished memories were of the time spent with Irma collecting antiques and vacationing at the beach.
Joe worked at Amweld Building Products in Niles for 30 years prior to initially retiring in 1986. He started as production laborer and retired as the Plant Superintendent. Joe continued his career as the Production Manager at Accura Tool Company in Columbiana and Wayne Dalton Entry Door Division in North Jackson, before finally retiring in 1997. Joe was a long-time member and officer of the Mahoning Valley Management Association.
Joe leaves his wife Irma of 65 years, sons Robert (Chris) of Poland, Ohio; Ronald (Liz) of Bradenton, Florida; Michael (Beth) of Carmel, Indiana; along with four grandchildren: Sarah, Joshua, Meghan, and David; his brother Tom (Debbie) of Poland; sister-in-law Julie Gabrick as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Joe in death were his parents, a sister Mary Jane, two brothers Edward (Vera) and Ted, and sister-in-law Vera Gabrick.
Visitation will be held at Lane Family Funeral Home in Austintown, OH on Monday, January 2nd from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. Friends may also call on Tuesday, January 3rd from 10:00 am- 10:45 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am

Jonathan David Habeger, 54, of Austintown, unexpectedly passed away on December 25, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.
Jonathan, affectionately known as Jon, was born August 25, 1968 in Youngstown, Ohio and was the son of the William Gardner and Barbara Ann (Crane) Habeger.
Jon was a 1986 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He worked many years as a sheet metal worker and was member of Local #33. Jon enjoyed anything along side the people he loved, fishing, golfing, watching sports and spending time at the beach with his family in Florida. His weekends were dedicated to his best friends and family watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and Dallas Cowboys.
He is preceded in death by his father William and his cousin Jimmy Habeger.
He is survived by his daughter, Gionna R. Habeger (Seth Balogh); his mother Barbara; his siblings William G. Habeger Jr. and Sheila M. (Michael) Kosmo; his granddaughter Wrenleigh R. Balogh and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, December 30, 2022, at the First Covenant Church, 5210 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, Ohio 44512, from 12:00- 2:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM at the church. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.

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SALEM - Marge Wright was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at the age of 86. She was born December 15,1936, in Salem, Ohio and graduated from Salem in the class of 1954.

She married the love of her life, Karl and they remained together for 68 years.

Marge is survived by her husband, Karl; two sisters, Linda Horn and Jean Smith. She raised three boys, Steve (Paula) of Salem, Chuck (Kim) of Greenwood, Indiana and Tom (Carolyn) of Circleville, Ohio; seven grandchildren and nine loving great grandchildren.

She was an active member of the Salem First Presbyterian Church for 70 years. She enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family and participated in many church groups including Deacons and Elders. She loved playing cards and especially all the friends she made at card club. She was always there for family and attended every event they participated in with love and support. Marge was an avid Salem Quaker fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and John Nestor and numerous loving aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, her wishes were for memorial contributions be made to Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 or the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 436 E. Second St., Salem, OH 44460.

Friends and family will be received 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon Friday, December 30, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon at the church with Rev. Dr. Frank Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

To view Marge's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com

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David H. Neiheisel Sr., age 71, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

He was born on September 16, 1951, in Ravenna, son of the late Harry and Mary Bodnark Neiheisel.

David was self-employed and operated Eagle Enterprises and was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Chapter #2415 and the Columbiana Kiwanis.

David is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Miller Neiheisel, whom he mairred May 10, 1980; three sons, , Eric Joseph (Erica) Neiheisel of Garrettsville, David (Jeanna) Henry Neiheisel, Jr. of East Palestine and Joshua Andrew Neiheisel of Youngstown; a sister, Linda (Willard) Lutz of Leetonia; two brothers, James (Patricia) Neiheisel of Leetonia and Richard Hannon of Rochester, NY; a brother In Law, Walter (Carol) Miller of Bezetta; three grandsons, Lucas, Logan and Levi Neiheisel and five step-grandchildren, Michael, Erin, Joshua, Evan and Kadence.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 30, 2022 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Saturday, December 31, 2022.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Father David Misbrener officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

In lieu flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church.

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

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Lloyd Allyn Davidson, age 89, passed away on December 27, 2022.

He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on June 13, 1933 to Lloyd G. Davidson and Cleo Davidson.

Lloyd began work as a manager for Isaly’s then went into college food service for Ohio Western University until ultimately becoming the director of food service at Mount Union College (now the University of Mount Union) for 34 years. He believed in providing the best service possible and strove to achieve customer satisfaction with his special touch. Lloyd was well known by alumni of Mount Union and was a stranger to none. Work was his forte, but upon retirement he compassionately cared for his ailing wife until her death. He was an avid reader and kept up with the latest consumer reports and eventually became a lover of fishing. Lloyd was a member of Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

Family was always in the forefront and he was fortunate to have all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren surrounding him locally. He was well-respected and deeply loved by his daughters, Dana and Lori and although he will be greatly missed, he is rejoicing in Heaven now.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Dana (Rod) Peterson and Lori (Tim) Toot; his grandchildren, Talya Toot, Dekota Toot, Ryan Peterson, Bethany Baum, and Kendra Springer; and great-grandchildren, Zane Peterson, Sydney Peterson, Dominic Springer, Drake Peterson, Paycen Peterson, B.T. Baum, Blaine Baum and Baron Baum.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda June; daughter, Lisa Linn; brother, Major; and great-granddaughter, Tiara Monique.

A private memorial service was held. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1981, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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


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Calvin Lindo, 53, of Lisbon, died on Friday, December 23, 2022 at Opportunity Homes Inc. in Lisbon.



He was born November 3, 1969, in Kingston, Jamaica, son of Jeremiah and Sylvia Lindo.



Calvin had 4 older siblings: Joan Lindo, Arthur Lindo, Sherene Lindo, and Courtnay Lindo.



There are no services to be held.



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

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Frances S. Fisher, age 99, of Alliance, died December 22, 2022 at Bel-Air Assisted Living.

She was born September 15, 1923, in Alliance, Ohio to Louis P. and Versebelle (Mickan) Strazi.

A graduate of Alliance High School and Canton Business College, Frances also attended Mount Union College.

She worked in accounting most of her life.

A member of First Baptist Church, Frances was an Emeritus member of the Diaconate Board, member of the Social Committee and Sunday School Teacher.

She was an avid bridge player, loved golfing and bowling; and was a huge sports enthusiast.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Davies; grandchildren, Christopher Gajdzik; granddaughter, Whitney (Ken) Kwok; Zachary (Mindy) Guildoo, and Lindsay (Phil) Rundquist; great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Jackson, Lincoln, and Aidan; sister, Lynette (Craig) Windland; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold Fisher, brother, Virgil L. Strazi, and daughter, Roberta Gajdzik.

A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 29th at First Baptist Church, Alliance.

Family and friends may call the hour prior to the service at the church.

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

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Alliance:

Keith A. Zurbrugg, age 84, passed away December 23, 2022, at his home. He was born June 17, 1938, to the late Edwin Elroy and Kathryn Pricilla Zurbrugg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Toni Roose. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Peg) Merryman Zurbrugg. They were married August 12, 1961. Children: Karrin Stephens (Ken Cowden), Robert (Sharon) Zurbrugg, Scott (Amber) Zurbrugg, grandson Travis (Jamie) Clark, Kevin and granddaughters; Libby, Ashley, and Kaitlyn. Great grandchildren; Bella, Charlotte, James, Jaiden. He is also survived by a sister; Dixie Waugh, brother-in laws, Arthur Waugh and Gerald Roose, step grandchildren; Ryan, Jessica and Logan, and many nieces and nephews. Keith was the owner and operator of Zurbrugg Excavating and paving for over 60 years. He loved his work and staying busy outside. He also loved his furbabies; Max and Rascal. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

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SALEM - Richard Thomas Borton, 92, died Friday, December 23, 2022 at Stonecreek Assisted Living. Richard was born on February 20, 1930 in Salem, the son of the late Arthur "Shorty" and Mary (Dicken) Borton.

Richard was a 1948 graduate of Salem High School and was a Federal Police Office in Warren for 37 years. Richard was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem as well as the Salem Eagles and VFW. Richard was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Borton (DeWan), whom he married July 16, 1952; one son, Rick (Kathleen) Borton of Oklahoma; one daughter, Renee (Tom) Greasel of Salem; grandchildren, Shawn (Alisha) and Ian Borton, Dee Madison, and Holly Pifer; and one great-grandchild, Gabriel Borton.

Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Borton; and one sister, Gladys Chappel.

There will be no services. Richard will be buried at Hope Cemetery.

Donations may be made to an organization of donor’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view view Richard's obituary or send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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Jared Scott Weyand passed away too soon at the young age of 42 surrounded by loved ones on December 21, 2022, after fighting his second long battle with brain cancer. He was born June 13th, 1980, in Alliance, Ohio, to David and Deanna Weyand. He was always uniquely himself and had an infectious positive energy where it was a constant goal of his to make everyone around him laugh and smile.

In addition to his parents, Jared is survived by his two daughters, Cielo Azul J Weyand (9) and Mia Amelia Weyand (6); his wife, Isabel Guzman; his brother, Jeffrey (Mechelle) Weyand; and sister, Rachel (Daniel) Hampu and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents; Harold and Betty Weyand and John and Pearl Popa.

He was an attentive, active, loving and proud father to his two beautiful young girls, a great son, and a beloved big brother and relative. Jared spent many years as a Spanish teacher and spent later years teaching English to Spanish speaking children as well as a Physical Education teacher and a coach for soccer and tennis in the Columbus Schools.

Jared had a unique ability of lighting up any room, making everyone feel comfortable and welcome, and was never afraid to be himself. Jared will be missed every single day until we see him again.

Celebration of life will be 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

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Ronald P. Squiric, 77 of Austintown died Wednesday, December 21st at St. Elizabeth/Mercy Health Center, Youngstown. Ronald was born May 22, 1945, the youngest of seven children born to the late Stephen and Sarah (Crepage) Squiric and was a lifelong area resident. He was of the Catholic faith. He graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in 1963 where he played football. Ronald worked as a die setter in the Fabricating Plant for General Motors, Lordstown for over 30 years, retiring in 2008. During that time, Ronald held several positions such as union representative and committee man for the Local #1714. At one point, he represented the entire third shift. Previously, Ronald was a Trumbull County Deputy Sheriff for four years. Ronald loved sports and looked forward to going to all of his children and grandchidrens’ sporting events, which he never missed He started the Mineral Ridge Little Rams Peewee Football League in 1975, where he had also coached. Ronald leaves his wife , the former Jerry Hafely whom he married September 16, 1965; his three children, Thomas (Tami) Squiric of PA, Tracy Jackson and Ronald (Jennifer) Squiric both of Mineral Ridge and six grandsons, Cody, Taylor, Troy, Michael, Aaron and Corey. Ronald also leaves two brothers, James and Stephen and a sister, Sister Jean Marie, OSHJ. Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-7 pm at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Debra Harris, 70, of Alliance passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022 at Aultman Alliance Hospital. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on November 11, 1952 the daughter of the late Jay and Nedra (Wardle) Springer, Debra was a graduate of Alliance High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Amy Harris, and two grandchildren; Olivia Faer and Leah Faer. She is also survived by her siblings; Susan (Harold) Williams, Barb Ellis, Sandra (David) Clunk, Michael Springer, several nieces and nephews and her dog Jackson. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gary Harris and son Robbie Harris.

Per her request cremation has taken place and a private family service held. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring,

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Salem- On December 24, 2022 Barbara J (Gregg) Brandan passed peacefully from this world. She was born December 1, 1952 in Salem, the daughter of the late Ewing P. and Avril (Campbell) Gregg. A lifetime resident of the Salem area, and a 1970 graduate of South Range High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family and making holidays and birthdays special for them. She was an avid gardener who appreciated the beauty of plants and flowers. She also raised a menagerie of animals in her lifetime, from ponies and goats to guinea pigs and finches. She had a heart for elderly neighbors and regularly provided help to those in her path.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Riffle and sisters Marcia Gregg Chapman and Helen Gregg Huffman.

She will be greatly missed by her sister, Susan Gregg, daughters, Jamie Less Kukunis (Jim), and Dawn Less Baker (Jason) and son, Chad Less (Julie). She will also be remembered by seven grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph Kukunis; Maureen and Mary Baker; and Delaney, Sidney, Cassidy Less; and by her nieces, nephews.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, December 27, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial.

She will be buried at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

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

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

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Roy A. Stroup, 68, of Sebring passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022. He was born in Alliance, Ohio on February 8, 1954 the son of the late Roy and Louella Stroup. Roy served as a volunteer fire fighter for Homeworth for 22 years, he was a Certified Chrysler Technician for Montrose as well as working at Alliance Drop Forge and an independent truck driver. He enjoyed attending truck and tractor pulls, collecting firearms, but most important to him was his time with his family.

Survivors include his son Scott (Mary) Stroup, daughter Victoria Stroup, step sons Heath (Rhonda) Yoder and Michael (Nicole) Yoder, grandchildren; Jordon Barrette, Mickenley Barrette, Admiral Barrette, step grandchildren; Kacey Copeland, Kane Copeland, Haley Yoder, Kenzie Copeland and Multiple step great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Glenda Stroup and step daughter Heidi Copeland.

Per his request cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, (



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SALEM – Ruth M. Zerbs, 93, passed away Friday, December 23, 2022, at Brookdale-Salem. She was born April 18, 1929 in Columbiana, daughter of the late Karl and Mabel (Sitler) Keller.

Ruth was a registered nurse as well as a homemaker. She was a member of Salem First Presbyterian Church. Her children were her greatest joy. She volunteered for over 20 years at the Salem Blood Bank. Ruth was past President of the Salem Hospital Board She served as a board member of the former Century House of Salem. Ruth loved to knit sweaters for underprivileged children around the world.

Her husband, Victor Zerbs, whom she married September 15, 1950 preceded her in death July 6, 1986.

Survivors include Dan (Juanita) Zerbs of North Carolina and John (Becky) Zerbs of Salem; daughters, Victoria Zerbs of California and Claudia (Rex) Dell of Lisbon; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Zerbs; two sisters, Twila Rymer and Elsie Hollinger and a grandson, Victor Lynn.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring at Grandview Cemetery.

A special thanks to the staff at Brookdale-Salem and Community Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Community Food Pantry, 794 E. Third St., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

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SALEM– Louise Ellen Wiggers, 80 passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Bayley Senior Care in Cincinnati. She was born April 16, 1942, in Cleveland, OH, daughter of the late Robert Alan and Mary Louise (Rose) Oswald.

Louise was a 1960 graduate of Salem Senior High School. She was an office manager for Ohio Pump Company for over 25 years. Louise was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem.

Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Wiggers Jr., whom she married July 10, 1970; sons, Jim (Chris) Burchfield, and Tom (Stephanie) Wiggers; daughter, Joanie (Rob) Engelhardt; 10 grandchildren, Katie (Kandi), Beth (Nate), Jake, Robert, Brady, Owen, Emily (fiancé, Cooper), Abby, Anna and Robby; three great grandchildren, Jude, Brynlee and one on the way; sister, Kay Davis; brother, Bob Oswald; two nephews and one niece.

Besides her parents, a son, Rob Wiggers and a sister, Joan Oswald also preceded her in death.

Private services will be held. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bayley Senior Care, 990 Bayley Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45233, www.bayleylife.org or Salem High School Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

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SALEM– Louise Ellen Wiggers, 80 passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Bayley Senior Care in Cincinnati. She was born April 16, 1942, in Cleveland, OH, daughter of the late Robert Alan and Mary Louise (Rose) Oswald.

Louise was a 1960 graduate of Salem Senior High School. She was an office manager for Ohio Pump Company for over 25 years. Louise was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem.

Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Wiggers Jr., whom she married July 10, 1970; sons, Jim (Chris) Burchfield, and Tom (Stephanie) Wiggers; daughter, Joanie (Rob) Engelhardt; 10 grandchildren, Katie (Kandi), Beth (Nate), Jake, Robert, Brady, Owen, Emily (fiancé, Cooper), Abby, Anna and Robby; three great grandchildren, Jude, Brynlee and one on the way; sister, Kay Davis; brother, Bob Oswald; two nephews and one niece.

Besides her parents, a son, Rob Wiggers and a sister, Joan Oswald also preceded her in death.

Private services will be held. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bayley Senior Care, 990 Bayley Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45233, www.bayleylife.org or Salem High School Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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




Agnes C. Myers, 100, passed away on December 20, 2022 at the Windsor House in Canfield.
Born November 21, 1922 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter Earl and Mary (Meenachan) Collins.
She was a lifelong resident and a graduate of East High School. She was a homemaker, enjoyed skating, painting and playing BINGO.
She is survived by her daughters; Karen(George) Olson and Diane (Tom) Kalosky, a brother Patrick Dixon, 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John S. Myers, and her son John E. Myers. She is also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 AM, with a service following at 11:00 AM. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.

Thomas R. Gough III, 75, of Cortland, died in the evening on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 with his family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Gough was born on December 31, 1946 in Youngstown, a son of Thomas R. Gough Jr. and June Marie Lechleiter Gough. Tom was a member of Poland United Methodist Church.
Tom was a 1964 graduate of Struthers High School. Upon graduation he entered the United State Air Force and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is in Alaska where Tom met his first wife, Martha Laverne Gough, and they had a son Thomas R. Gough IV. On June 16, 1973 Tom survived a tragic car accident while suffering the loss of his wife and son. So many cared for Tom during this difficult time and he never forgot when the Super Bowl Pittsburgh Steelers came to his house in Struthers to visit.
Tom worked in accounting and finance at Union National Bank, Bank One, and Butler Wick. It is at Union National Bank where he went on to meet the love of his life, Nancy Lee Swanson. They were married on June 26, 1976 and shared forty-six years of marriage together. Tom was blessed with two more sons Bryan and Justin.
After retiring at a young age, Tom enjoyed traveling to Marco Island with his family. Tom’s biggest prize possessions were his grandchildren, Eli and Ella Gough. They loved their Papa and were so fortunate to have their grandparents move to Cortland to help take care of them. Tom loved attending his grandkids sporting events and never hesitated to offer up coaching advice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lake Vista of Cortland, the Hope Center of Howland and St. Joseph’s Hospital for his care over the past few years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Swanson, two sons Bryan (Karen) of Cortland and Justin (Millie and children) of Struthers.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Laverne Gough; son Thomas R. Gough IV. He also leaves behind his sisters, numerous brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Upon Tom’s request no memorial service will be held at this time. Tom had a passion in life for the City of Struthers and Struthers City Schools. One thing Tom lived by in life was the saying, “Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat”. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Struthers City School Foundation, 99 Euclid Avenue, Struthers, Ohio 44471.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Ronald A. Raga, 64, of Beloit passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. He was born in Alliance, Ohio on January 31, 1958 the son of the late Lawrence and Mary Jo (Fotheringham) Raga. He was a 1976 graduate of West Branch High School and worked as a steel worker retiring from PTC Alliance in 2015. Ron was a member of the Christopher Columbus Club in Alliance. After his retirement he was able to become more involved in his hobbies and pastimes sharing his love for wood working and crafting with his family especially his grandchildren. Ron also enjoyed researching his families Italian heritage and ancestry and where they all came from.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years Cynthia Ann (Wyss) Raga whom he married on October 23, 1976, their children; Alyson (Jaime Page) Raga, Pete (Traci) Raga and Diane (Ron Beach) Raga. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Cecilia Raga, Jackson Raga, Myla Raga, Juliana Beach and Ella Jo Beach as well as his siblings; Cyndi Bullock, John Raga, Christine Smith and Cathy Buck.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service on Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home,

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Ronald Carl Peters, 80, of Salem passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Ronald was born on January 3, 1942 in Salem, Ohio to the late Quinten and Helen (Cox) Peters. Ronald was a United States Navy Veteran and worked for Carter Lumber in Lisbon. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed building things and spending time with family and friends.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Peggy (Malmsberry) Peters; two daughters Christine (Eric) Neal and Veronica (Leroy) Booth; a sister Joyce Regner and two grandchildren Ariana Callock and Camden Neal. Besides his parents Ronald was preceded in death by two brothers Darwin Peters and Larry Peters.

A private family service will be held with Pastor Josh White officiating. Interment will take place at East Goshen Cemetery. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem,

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Linda May (Mead) Leonard, 77, of Salem, died at 10 PM Tuesday December 20, 2022 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.



She was born January 13, 1945 in Green Township, Ohio, daughter of the late Walter C. and Verda Irene (French) Mead.



Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services of Salem.

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Anna Jule (Donovan) Whitmer, age 100, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December, 20, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Alliance, OH. She was born September 14, 1922 in Akron, OH to the late Thomas and Ethel (Thompson) Donovan. Anna Jule was a 1941 graduate of Louisville High School and then graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing as an RN. She was a long-time member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville. She joined the Girl Scouts (as a troop leader) in 1953. She was a charter member of the Order of Silver Trefoil and received the “Thanks Badge” and “St. Ann’s Award,” which are the highest Girl Scout honors for volunteer work. Anna Jule was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the VFW, DAV, DAR, 8 and 40, the Louisville Constitution Committee (since 1963) and the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society. She also did volunteer work for many years with Girl’s Staters, Flower Girls, and the Canton VA Clinic for 28 years. She was awarded the George Washington Medal of Honor by the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation, The Louisville Rotary Citizen of the Year in 1975, Louisville Hall of Achievement in 2011, and Honorary Constitution Parade Marshall in 2022. Along with Marion Dwyer Masterson, she was the first drum major for the LHS Band.

Anna Jule was preceded in death by her husband, Merritt (Bob) Whitmer, in 1988; her sister, Louise Dengler and three brothers, Donald, Leo and Eddie Donovan. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Tuel, Jo-Ann (Brad) Winkleman; a son, James (Kathy) Whitmer; six grandchildren, Charlie (Bethanne) Tuel, Rhonda (Jon) Stark, Andrew Whitmer, Julie (Chris) Bowe, Kyle Winkleman, Dacey Winkleman; nine great-grandchildren, Holly (Tyler), Aly, Brandon, Paisley, Paden, Savannah, AJ, Brendan, and Brittany; several step-great-grandchildren and a previous grandson-in-law, who remains a family friend, Rodney Martin.

Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday (12/27) at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 5-7pm Monday (12/26) evening and 10-11am Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Anna Jule will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Food Pantry. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Tommy Woolf Jr., 52, of Berlin Center passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on March 18, 1970 in Alliance, Ohio to Tommy and Elaine (Blake) Woolf. Tommy was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and worked for Jim Rosati as a Refractory Brick Layer. Tommy served as a Boy Scout Leader and was a baseball and softball coach. He enjoyed attending auctions, going hunting and fishing, listening to music and was mechanically inclined. He cherished his family and looked forward to their time together especially visiting the beaches on vacation.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife Lena (Lewis) Woolf; two children Tommy Woolf III and Layla Woolf; a sister Christine (Scott) Brady and father-in-law Fred H. Lewis Jr.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers and sisters in-law. Tommy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Len and Louella Blake and paternal grandparents Harry and Bessie Woolf and mother-in-law Alfreda Lewis.

A funeral service celebrating Tommy's life will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Lynn Moore officiating. Friends and family will be received on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. A live stream will be available by visiting www.grfuneralhome.com and going to the bottom of Tommy's obituary and clicking the Live Stream link. You may sign the guest resister and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring,

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Lana R. Perkins, age 81, passed away on December 18, 2022.

She was born on March 21, 1941, in Alliance to Roy W. and AnnaBelle (Humphries) Hardman.

Lana earned her Bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her Master’s from Central State University in Oklahoma. She then taught elementary school in Oklahoma before returning to Ohio to work as a librarian at GlenOak.

Lana enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, singing and sewing.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Victoria (Steve) Brodzenski; her sister, Vallene Hardman; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Perkins, whom she married on June 15, 1963 and who passed May 26, 2011; her son, Ricky Perkins; and five siblings.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held in the spring.

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



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Shirley A. O'Hanlon, 90, of Alliance passed away on December 20, 2022. She was born in Minerva, Ohio on August 24, 1932 the daughter of the late Albert R. and Annabelle (Thompson) Gantz. Shirley attended St. Ann Catholic Church and also Pine Lake Christian Church. She retired as Head Cook from Tobin Juvenile Justice Center.

She is survived by her children; David E. Englert of Salem, Martha M. Keller of Columbus, Darlene E. Berresford of Columbus and Don E. Englert of Guilford Lake. She is also surived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Englert, second husband Andy Novak and third husband Harold L. O'Hanlon, as well as her siblings, Tom, Cheryl, Marilyn and Don.

A graveside service will be held on December 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit with Pastor Quint Bryan officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring


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James B. Crites, age 93, passed away on December 12, 2022.

He was born on December 28, 1928, in Moundsville, WV, to Eric H. and Mary Josephine Crites.

As a young boy he and his family moved to Charleston, WV where his siblings, twins, Joyce and Eric and Mary Jo were born.

He attended Charleston High School where he played football and was a member of student council.

Jim attended a number of colleges eventually graduating with a degree in ministry. He ministered to churches in Chelyan, WV, Cattletsburg, KY and Rule, TX.

After leaving the ministry he went to work for the government until his retirement when he returned to Charleston, WV.

Jim was cared for there by his younger sister, Mary Jo and in 2017 he became ill and entered into the Homestead at Gentlebrook. There he was cared for by his brother Eric until his passing. He was dearly loved by the residents and staff there.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Susan Crites.

A memorial service was held on December 20, 2022 at Marlboro Christian Church.

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

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Columbiana - Kevin Kenneth Howard, 59, of Columbiana passed away Monday afternoon, December 19, 2022, at Mercy Health Youngstown.

Kevin was born on October 15, 1963, son of Wilbur and Nancy Howard. He graduated from Springfield Local High School in 1982.

A loving son, husband, father and buddy, Kevin was a very giving and selfless man. He was always helping family and friends with whatever they needed. He was usually the first one to be helping on a project and the last one to leave. He enjoyed coaching his daughters' softball teams when they were younger. His granddaughters were his pride and joy. He loved to watch them playing sports, riding the go cart, or just hanging out in the garage.

Kevin is survived by his wife, the former Jenny Pauley, of 39 years whom he married July 2, 1983; his two daughters Jessica (Nate) Savon and Kelly (Chris) Paloski all of Columbiana; as well as his granddaughters who were his three best buddies, Savannah Howard, Riley Savon and Aurora Paloski. He also leaves his parents Wilbur and Nancy, sister Patty, two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, along with many friends that were family.

He was preceded in death by his in-laws Joe and Jean Pauley.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 23, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Per Kevin’s wishes there will be no service held following the visitation.

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

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Canfield- Heaven received a beautiful angel on Monday December 19th as Judy Everson passed away peacefully at Masternick Health Care Center in New Middletown after a lengthy illness.

She was born on October 11th, 1945, in Salem, daughter of the late Olen and Beulah “Tad” Culbertson.

Judy Graduated from United High school in 1963 and immediately went into the workforce as a secretary for the late Holland Cameron at the Salem Technical School. He soon recommended her for a position at Electric Furnace in Salem where she ultimately earned the position of Purchasing Agent and remained there until she made the decision to resign.

Judy was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Terry Culbertson.

She is survived by her loving husband Harold Everson, whom she married on November 26th, 1994, who remained her loving and caring partner for the reminder of her life. Also surviving is her son Kevin Cannon and granddaughter Grace Cannon of Marysville, Stepdaughter Beth (Randy) Waters of Salem, Sisters Karen (Wayne) Gamble of Hanoverton, Connie (Phil) Wickersham of Alabama, Lisa (Jim) Ferguson of Columbus, and Brother Wade (Bobbi) Culbertson of Maryland. In addition are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends whom Judy made feel very special. Her cat Peanut brought many hours of comfort to her in her trying times.

Judy was a member of the Greenford Lutheran Church and enjoyed her many years of singing in the choir.

Her favorite times were spent traveling with Harold, friends or family on the many trips they took together. Also special was the time spent with her son and granddaughter and she was so very proud to be a Mimi to her precious Grace, Being the oldest of six children Judy always felt she was the leader and “boss” of the pack. This was a position that she took very seriously and we always respected her guidance in our lives.

Rest in Peace Judy knowing you are in the loving arms of God, free of pain and suffering and once again singing, but this time with the angels. You reign as Matriarch is not over….in fact it is just the beginning. Your words of wisdom, guidance, and love will echo in our hearts forever.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 11 a.m. -12, Noon, with a funeral service to follow at 12, Noon at Greenford Lutheran Church, with Rev. Bill Wilkins officiating.

In Lieu of flowers material contribution can be made to Greenford Lutheran Church, PO Box 1047450 W. South Range Rd. Greenford, OH 44422 in her memory.

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. Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Judy's obituary or send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.

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HANOVERTON – Tracy Lynn McKay, 50, passed away Monday, December 19, 2022, at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital following a short illness. She was born October 9, 1972, in Alliance, Ohio, daughter of Gerald and Karen Norma (Steed) McKay.

Tracy worked as a housekeeper at Salem North Healthcare. She was Protestant by faith. Tracy was a loving, caring, devoted mother to her children. She liked to garden, grow flowers, go to thrift stores and auctions.

Survivors include her daughter, Emily Kibler; two sons, Kyle Kibler and Cody Shope; brother, Richard McKay and grandson, Noah Myers.

No services will be held.

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

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Youngstown- Richard Lee Pack, 71, died Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Hospice House in Poland.

Richard was born on July 2, 1951 in Salem, the son of the late Robert Lee and Sylvia Myers Pack.

He was a 1970 graduate of West Branch High School. Richard was a fun guy to talk to and he always had a positive attitude.

He was an avid sports fan and was a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Thompson.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM at Stark Memorial, with Pastor Leonard Moore officiating.

Calling hours will be one hour prior at the funeral home.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home. To view Richard's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

 



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Irene M. Hever, age 92, of North Canton, OH, formerly of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022. She was born January 2, 1930 in East Canton, OH to the late Earl and Louise (Liotti) Bower. Irene was retired from Key Bank and she was a former Mayor of Louisville.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hever, in 1989 and her brother, Robert Bower. Irene is survived by two daughters, Susan (Elmer) Conaway, Vickie (Ronald) Heinlein; her son, Robert D. (Julie) Hever; a sister, Dorothy (Larry) Steckman; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Irene will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Dwight A. Croley, age 72, was called home to rest with the Lord on December 14, 2022 with his wife and daughter by his side.

Dwight was born on June 3rd, 1950 in Kayjay, Kentucky to Lee and Sylvia (Syme) Croley. He attended Alliance City Schools and proudly worked at Transue and Williams Stamping Company for 34 years where he was fondly known as “Ike”.

Dwight enthusiastically enjoyed Mount Union Purple Raiders football, Red Lobster, and spending time with his family. A chauffeur for many family vacations, he loved being at the beck and call of a van full of his in-laws.

He was a talented handyman with a willingness to help when and where he could. He had a warm smile and a kind heart - it wasn’t unusual to see his sappy side.

A loving and devoted husband, Dwight is survived by his heartbroken wife and life partner of 43 years, Janice (Myers) Croley. Also left to mourn the painful loss of her adoring father is their daughter, Sarah Croley. Additionally he is survived by two daughters, Vicki and Missy; four sisters, Maxine (Bob), Melissa (Gary), Dianna (Greg) and Rae Ann (Harry).

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Sylvia; his son, Adam; a brother, Larry, and a sister, Karen.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21st 2022 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. A funeral service is scheduled at 1:00 PM with interment following at Alliance City Cemetery.

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

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Jo Ann Tillman (Hetherington) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, after a short but devastating illness (ALS). She was born November 16, 1956 in Alliance, Ohio to Virginia and Kenneth Hetherington (Hoffer) who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School in 1975 with a small graduating class, for which she remained life-long friends with many. Jo Ann worked for the Gem Clay/Ferro Corporation in Sebring, Ohio. She excelled as a medical transcriptionist for the past 25 years which she truly loved.

She is survived by her husband Dave of 40 years, daughter Allison Marie Lepsesty, son Kurt Matthew (Jackie) Tillman, grandchildren Trevor and Carter Ludwig, and step granddaughter Lex Nieb. Jo Ann loved gardening, floral arrangements, Cleveland sports, traveling, and her past and present dogs and grand dogs, but her best quality was her heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone. She loved her two grandsons, Trevor and Carter, more than they loved her. Jo Ann will be missed dearly by her friends and family.

Please join us for a memorial and a celebration of Jo Ann's life at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 2PM. We will be serving finger foods and soft drinks. The church is located at 15096 W Middletown Rd., Beloit, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the ALS Foundation of Northeastern Ohio at 6133 Rockside Rd., Suite 301 Independence, OH 44131 (www.als.org/northern-ohio), or local humane society, in Jo Ann's name. 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,

John Dennis Lewis, 75 of Niles, passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 16, 2022.

John was born on May 13, 1947, to Wilbert and Hilda Lewis and was raised in Cortland, Ohio with his two sisters, Grayce Lewis and Dianne Stroble. He was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview HS. John attended The Ohio State University as an engineering student for nearly two years before transferring to Youngstown State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1971.

He met his wife Constance (Connie) in 1971 through friends at a party, fell in love, and married her on 2 June, 1973. While John and Connie started their life together, he worked various jobs in accounting, sales, and management before finally beginning his long career in the telephone industry. He started as a draftsman at United Telephone Company in Warren, Ohio and spent the next 35 years working in telecommunications at Sprint, Ameritech, and SBC before finally retiring from management with AT&T. In his later working years, he attended graduate school part time and ultimately earned a Masters of Science in counseling from Youngstown State University. Shortly after retiring from his first career, he began as a board-certified counselor at PsyCare where he was passionate about helping anyone in need of advice or counseling.

John was an avid golfer, who looked forward to his annual trip with the guys and welcomed any opportunity to spend time on the links. He found great joy later in life sharing his love of the game with his children, son-in-law and grandson. Playing golf with John was always extremely enjoyable and often a life lesson beyond a sport, and 18 holes was never enough.

He enjoyed travel with his wife and family and often shared stories about the places he visited. He loved the outdoors, welcomed the peace of nature while hiking, and the solitude of long walks along the beach.

John was a lover of delicious food and classic cars. He enjoyed fine wine and was a firm believer that you could never own too many pairs of shoes with “good treads”, watches, or hats. He had a deep appreciation for music and could be counted on to name the artist and know the words to most any song, especially 60’s and 70’s rock and roll.

He was a hardworking man of strong character, humble, and kind, and would surprise you with a quick-witted comment and subtle humor. John was a member of the Niles First United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. He loved animals especially his longtime companions JD the dog and Sheba the cat. No matter where he was, whether with family or alone, he always acknowledged the four-legged pets he would encounter along the way.

John was a loving husband, proud father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, cousin, colleague and friend to many. He touched the lives of all those around him and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

John is survived by his wife Connie of nearly 50 years, his children Christopher (Andrea) Lewis of Athens, OH; Jennifer (Robert) Bright of Lubbock, TX; and Joshua Lewis of Centreville, VA; Six grandchildren ( Emma, Andrew, Annabelle, Adrienne, Gianna, and Lucia) and 3 bonus grandchildren (Danielle, Gabrielle, and Joshua and their families). He will be welcomed home by his parents and sisters who preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to a charity of your choice in John’s honor, or to the American Diabetes Association.

Calling hours will be held 5-7 PM Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Niles Chapel, 415 Robbins Ave. Niles, OH 44446. Funeral service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Niles First United Methodist Church, 608 N. Crandon Ave. Niles, OH 44446. Interment will be held at Crown Hill Burial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Canfield – A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Charles M. Blyler, 93, will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church. Charles passed away Saturday afternoon, December 17, 2022, at Sheperd of the Valley of Poland. Chuck, as he was known, was born May 17, 1929, in Youngstown, the son of Harold and Lillian (Parker) Blyler. He was a graduate of South High School, class of 1947, and had worked for the Youngstown Sheet and Tube as their Convention Manager until his retirement in 1978. After his retirement from Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Chuck worked for Gold Cross Limo and Livery Service, retiring in 2012. Chuck was a member of Western Reserve United Methodist Church and was a member of the church choir. He enjoyed singing and was also a member of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Men’s Choir and the Grato Choir among others. Chuck was active with the Canfield 4th of July Parade Committee and the Canfield Fair Committee for many years. His hobbies included cross stitch, crafting, floral arranging, and gardening. He also enjoyed working on word search puzzles and organizing bus trips and parties. Chuck leaves his wife, the former Donna Hansen, whom he married August 29, 1998, three children, Jeffery Blyler of and Sherri Blyler both of Youngstown and Carey (Scott) McNeff of Albany, NY, two stepchildren, Ted (Mary Lou) Gedra of Grand Rapids, MI, and Susan (Phillip) Muntean of Boardman, as well as six grandchildren, Kyle, Adam, Allyson, Carly, Matthew, Leah, Rebecca, and Jared. Besides his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by a wife of 23 years, Betty whom he married in 1974. Betty passed away in 1997. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Edward Blyler. Family and friends may call from 9:30 AM until 11 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, where services will begin at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the memorial fund at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church in Chuck’s name. The family would also like to thank the staff at Sheperd of the Valley of Poland for their care of Chuck and his family during his stay with them.

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Negley - Herbert Carl Duwe, age 92, of Negley, died on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at UPMC McCandless, Pittsburgh.

He was born on July 18, 1930, in Webster, NY, son of the late Carl and Erma Grabau Duwe.

Herbert had a strong faith and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in East Palestine until its closing and attended Zion Lutheran Church in New Waterford. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Herbert enjoyed being with his family and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Daryl Burt Duwe on November 15, 1987. He was also preceded in death by his second and third wives, Margaret Davis Duwe and Ruth Duwe.

Herbert is survived by his daughter, Sharlene (Patrick) Gallagher of Gibsonia, PA; son, Gregory C. Duwe of New Springfield; brother, Gordon (Rita) Duwe of Mentor; five grandchildren, Todd (Lindsay) Duwe, Troy Duwe, Kylie (Kevin) Blount, Sean (Karen) Gallagher and Brenna (Garrett) Myers and four great grandchildren, Maycie, Max, Paxton and Maverick Duwe. Also surviving are 11 step children; 20 step grandchildren and 24 step great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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

Burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery, New Waterford.

In Lieu of Flowers memorial donation may be made to the Veteran’s association.

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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SALEM – William A. Grieb Jr., 77, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Hospice of the Valley in Poland, OH. He was born March 8, 1945 in Westerly, RI, son of the late William A. Sr. and Mildred France (Daerr) Grieb.

William was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked at General Motors, Fisher Body. William started as a tool and die maker and completed his career as co-manager of quality control for the fabrication plant. He was an avid golfer and involved with the Salem Golf Club and the Verandah Golf Club. William was a life-time member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus, and the Moose Club. He loved his family, friends, woodworking projects and time on the golf course.

His first wife, LaVonne Grieb preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Adrienne L. Grieb; children, Eric W. (Catherine) Grieb of Gibsonia, PA, Renee A. (Joseph) Glover of McMurray, PA, Jason Leggett, Taira (Andrew) Schul, and Alex Leggett; grandchildren, Connor (Macy) Grieb, Rowan (Lacy) Grieb, Kaylee Grieb, Jessica, Natalie and Lindsey Glover, Nicole and Mason Schul, Marlee and Noah Sotkovsky, Dylan Leggett and a great grandchild on the way; and siblings, Richard (Shelly) Grieb of San Jose, CA, Karen (Andrew) Giran of Elizabeth, PA, and Terri (Dale) Gerhardt of Hendersonville, NC.

Friends and family will be received from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Stark Memorial.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando officiating. Burial will be held at Monongahela Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Youngstown, OH 44514.

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

Cloanna “Clo” Irwanna McKean was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and valued friend. Surrounded by loved ones, Clo passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022, at the age of 85 after complications from recent heart surgery. Her smile, internal and external beauty as a person, is cherished and will be sadly missed.
She was born to Elmer and Carrie Gum on October 5, 1937, in the small town of Hardesty, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school and while attending secretarial school in Topeka, Kansas, Clo found the love of her life, lifetime partner, and devoted husband, “Charlie”, Charles McKean. They were married on March 11, 1958 in Guymon, Oklahoma.
The two lovebirds relocated to Warren, Ohio to be near her husband’s expansive family and to begin their new life. Together, they had three sons; Charles (Melanie) of Manlius, New York, Daniel (Lisa) of Las Flores, California, and James (Donna) of Warren, Ohio. She was also a proud grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren, Rachel and Rex, Manlius, New York, Ethan and Emma, Las Flores, California, Dylan and Nathan, Warren, Ohio.
Clo loved spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, bingo, family vacations, and as well as hosting family gatherings. She is survived by all three children, six grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and the extended family of siblings and in-laws. Her husband, parents and five siblings, Vernon Gum, Leslie Gum, Viva Voyles, Reidimay Puttroff, and June Carter, preceded her in death.
Calling hours will be held 12-1 PM Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Robert-Clark Chapel, with funeral service to follow at 1 PM. A graveside ceremony will be held at Meadow Brook Memorial Park in Warren. She will be interred next to her husband, Charlie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrance donations are given to any favorite local charity. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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Michael Duke, age 69, of Alliance, passed away December 15, 2022 at Alliance Community Hospital.

He was born January, 20 1953 in Alliance, Ohio to Edgar and Ilene (Witcomb) Duke.

Michael recently retired from Relogis Techs in Massillon after working there for 16 years.

He enjoyed building and racing remote control cars, helicopters and drones, and playing the trumpet.

Michael was also a member of the Canton Eagles.

Survivors include his daughter, Kelly (Jeff) Jones; grandchildren, Madison and Aiden Jones; and his sister, Margaret Duke,

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Debra Duke.

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


Virgil D. Taylor, 86, died peacefully, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, at Hospice of The Valley - Hospice House. Mr. Taylor was born October 6, 1936, in Parsons, WV. He moved to Youngstown, OH as a young teenager. Mr. Taylor was a proud union member of Carpenters Local 171 for 57 years where he specialized in helping the next generation learn the trade. He married the love of his life Betty (Newcomer) Taylor on August 9, 1958, in Minerva, OH. Together they raised a family and built a legacy. Through the decades their love and commitment to each other never faded. Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting rare antiques, going to garage sales, playing BINGO, gambling and watching the Cleveland Indians. He also served as a leader of the Beaver Creek Sportsman Club Youth Group. He is survived by his wife who has been a supportive partner through all of the ups and downs of life. He is also survived by his sons Jeffrey John (Ruthie), Christopher (Karen) and Jeffrey Andrew as well grandchildren Quentin Taylor, Hadleigh Taylor and Elizabeth (Dave) Leonard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 5 sisters. He was the youngest sibling in his family. Mr. Taylor was also preceded in death by his sons William and Timothy. The family has entrusted burial arrangements to Lane Family Funeral Home in Canfield, OH. He will be laid to rest in a private service at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and Hospice of The Valley - Hospice House for their kindness and comfort during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory to Angels for Animals in Canfield, OH. He loved dogs, not cats.

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George Kyle Flaker, age 53, passed away on December 15, 2022.

He was born on August 1, 1969, in Barberton, Ohio to Margaret Wright.

George attended Coventry High School and worked at Midwest Realty Advisors.

An avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan, he enjoyed playing bocce and pool, and going bowling, golfing and fishing.

Those left to cherish George’s memory are his son, Kyle (Emily) Flaker; daughters, Amanda (Matt) Kalain, Jordan Bruce, Kailey King; mother, Margaret Wright; sister, Dyanne (Danny) Bearshak; grandchildren, Joie, Ashton, Jada, and Aubrey; and nieces, Sarah Wise and Meghan Eichler.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Flaker.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home

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Larry L. Brubaker age 71, passed away December 15, 2022, at Mercy Cleveland Clinic Medical Center in Canton. He was born April 4, 1951, to the late William and Carolyn Brubaker. He is survived by a daughter; Heather (Tom) Wiles, sisters; Susan (Dan) Jackson, Janet McDonough, brother; David (Crystal) Brubaker, and a sister-in-law; Diana (Jerry) Smith. He was proceeded in death by his brother Richard Brubaker, his cousin Craig Buchanan and a nephew Alex McDonough. Larry was a sport’s enthusiast. He enjoyed playing basketball, shooting pool, playing golf, coaching hot stove baseball and coaching basketball, and watching Cleveland sport’s teams. He was very social and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Larry also loved radio broadcasting and singing karaoke. He could easily be mistaken for the real Frank Sinatra. A time of visitation will take place Tuesday December 20, 2022, at Sebring Presbyterian Church from 530-7pm with the funeral service taking place at 7pm with Pastor Marty Radcliff officiating. 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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William "Jerry" G. O'Donnell, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. He was born on November 21, 1942, in DuBois, PA but lived most of his life in Springfield Twp., OH. Jerry served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he married his cherished wife, Ruth. They spent 42 happy years together until her passing in 2017. Jerry spent much of his career at Thermo-Rite Manufacturers in Akron, Ohio before retiring. He enjoyed reading, watching sports, and listening to gospel music. Jerry loved attending Alliance Freewill Baptist Church.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, parents Bill and June Eldridge, brothers William, Walter, and Richard Eldridge, sister Marilyn Parks, and nephew David Eldridge. He is survived by siblings John (Joyce) Eldridge, Jane (Bob) Danco, Bob (Sharon) Eldridge, Danny (Marilyn) Eldridge, sister-in-law Carole Eldridge, and sister-in-law Karen Eldridge. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, caring neighbors, and his church family.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 12 pm at Alliance Freewill Baptist Church 731 Buckeye Avenue Alliance, Ohio 44601 where the family will receive friends from 11 am to 12 pm, Rev. Jimmie Holbrook and Rev. Bob Eldridge officiating. The internment will take place at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements rare entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

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William E. “Brother Bill” Morrison, age 90, passed away on December 14, 2022.

He was born on May 4, 1932, in Salem, Ohio to William and Hazel (Kelly) Morrison.

Bill, an Alliance High School graduate, was proud of his military service as an Army Sergeant, serving in Korea and Hawaii. He was a retired machinist, ending at the Chrysler plant in Twinsburg.

Bill was an avid swimmer and former diver, he also loved bowling, golf (2 hole in ones) Bocce and was a lifelong Browns, Indians, Ohio State, Cavs, and Mount Union Raiders fan. He also enjoyed working on ‘everything’ in his shed and garage shop, making hundreds of wood projects and could fix anything. He completed his bucket list by flying ultra-lights, a glider, hot air balloons, rock climbing, white water rafting and skydiving at 77. He quietly helped many people, including total strangers, he made friends everywhere. He definitely lived life to the fullest. Bill was a devoted Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandpa.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Bill (Alicia) Morrison, Jeff Morrison, Chuck (Kathy) Morrison; three grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Shoffner, Shane (Katie) Morrison, Kyle Morrison; four great-grandchildren that he adored, Josh and A.J. Beorn and Andrew and Ellie Morrison; his siblings, Norma McFerren and Ricker Morrison; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 65 years, Betty; and his youngest son, Russell Morrison.

A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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


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Mary E. Hawk, age 86, passed away on December 14, 2022.

She was born on May 28, 1936, in Morganstown, West Virginia, to George and Myrtle (Marshal) Jeffries.

Mary was devoted to following Pastor Jimmy Swaggart. She raised money for the diabetes association, heart association and the Akron Children’s Hospital. Mary was everyone’s grandma; she loved taking care of and helping people in the neighborhood and her family. She enjoyed puzzle books, birdwatching, reading the bible and exploring her 31 acres of land. Mary loved animals, especially cats.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Don Hawk Jr., Linda Wilson, Richard (Debra) Hawk, David Hawk, and Paul Hawk; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bernetta Murphy, Pat (Joe) Hawk and Linda Dunfurd.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Hawk, whom she married September 19, 1955, and who passed on July 20, 2022; a son-in-law, Joe; a great-grandchild, Raelynn; a brother, Burnell; and sisters, Betty, Ellen, Molly, and Bernice.

A private family service will be held.

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

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Arthur Ross Housley, of Canfield, Ohio, departed his life on December 13, 2022 as a result of heart problems.

Art was born on May 15, 1953 to the late Fred and Mildred (Brummit) Housley.

Art was a Christian and loved his Lord Jesus Christ. Art was a retired Semi Truck owner operator. He never met a stranger and was loved by so many friends. Art would help anyone he could at any time. He loved motorcycles and had just purchased an old truck. His dream was for him and his son, Josh, to fix it up together. He loved working in his yard and took great pride in it.

Art leaves behind his wife, Kathy, whom he married July 4, 1992, and who misses him terribly; his son, Michael (Jennifer) of Chesterland, Ohio, who he cherished and had fond memories with and shared a great love of the same music; his son, Josh of the home, who was his best friend and who he was so very proud of and looked forward to projects with, they loved the Canfield Fair and it was their tradition to go watch them set it up; his sister, Pat Kisner of Lake Milton; brother, Fred (Kay) Housley of Caldwell; sister, Kay Bloomburg of Wingham, Ontario; many friends and family in West Virginia and Ohio; many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews; and of course his Michigan boys, as he called them.

Art was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Barb Thompson; his brother, Steve Housley; and his beloved dog, Penny.

He will be missed so much. Art made his wishes known to his family and wanted his good friend and confidant, Pastor Roy Teague to do his memorial service at a later date. Art’s favorite verse was Isaiah 40:31.

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

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Lawrence P. Frank, age 81, passed away on December 14, 2022.

He was born on January 27, 1941, in Canton, to Leo and Marceline Frank.

He graduated from Louisville High School in 1959, attended John Carroll University and graduated from Mount Union University with a Bachelor of Science in 1963.

Larry taught math and physics at Marlington High School for 3 years and worked as a Quality Control Engineer at TRW and PCC Airfoils in Minerva for over 40 years.

He was a member of The Christadelphians of Louisville and the Washington Ruritans. Larry also volunteered at Beech Creek Botanical Gardens. More than anything Lawrence loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Lawrence was known to friends and family as Larry, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Dad, and Yarl. Yarl is a playful nickname that Carolyn coined and is Larry spelled backwards, used often and endearingly later in life. Larry was a patient and thoughtful man, always willing to share his time and a story, or two. With these stories, he taught all of us life lessons we carry and use today. When Larry’s kids were younger, he taught them the economics of hard work by growing sweet corn. We remember the red crank-start Farmall A tractor from his Dad’s farm that was used to plant, till and harvest several acres of sweet corn every summer. Larry loved that tractor. The whole family participated in the summer process, and the reward was handing down those life lessons of work, as well as some legendary sweet corn. Later in life, Grandpa taught the next generation lessons also, helping with schoolwork, science fair projects, teaching, woodworking, and sharing the family history. He was always there for his grandchildren in sports, school, and as a friend and mentor.

A love of the outdoors and working outside was lived by Yarl in many ways. With Carolyn, he visited and revisited many National parks for long hikes and had a large collection of ball caps from those parks. He loved biking on trails, especially rail-trails, like the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville. Watching and feeding birds was a favorite pastime, and he had a large collection of feeders in the tree line behind his house. Of course, yard work was fun to Larry!

As time moved on, The Bible and the Word of God became very important to Larry. He spent a lot of time working to understand the Bible and found joy in living according to the Word of God with Carolyn at his side. We are thankful that this brought comfort and peace as Larry moved through his final journey with cancer.

Lawrence, Larry, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Dad, and Yarl was always there for us with love, support and a joy for living life. Through his life, he demonstrated how to live with enormous love, patience and support to all. At the end, he passed with a familiar smile on his face. We are blessed for that.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn McKimm Frank, whom he married on August 25, 1962; his children, John (Tricia) Dessecker Frank, Geoffrey (Katie) Lawless Frank, Amy (Craig) Craver; six grandchildren, Conner (Jon) Weick, Caleb Frank, Nate Craver, Andrew Craver, Christopher Frank and Jaidyn Frank; his sister, Suzanne (Steve) Lockwood; and a brother, David (Brigitte) Frank.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry Frank.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Agape in Action (https://www.agapeinaction.com/ or The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (https://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/)

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


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Maxine L. Hughes, age 82, formerly of East Palestine, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

Maxine was born on January 27, 1940, in Salem, daughter of the late Arnold and Evelyn Teague McCall.

Maxine pursued her dreams of becoming a cosmetologist after high school and opened Maxine’s Cut & Curl Shop. She successfully owned and operated this business until 1994 when she moved to Rhode Island. She continued her career there for another 20 years before coming back to the area she knew as home. Maxine was a woman of strong faith and member of the First Church of Christ, East Palestine her entire life. She was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed making quilts, one-of-a-kind gifts, and clothing for her family. She was also an artist and created special edition hand-painted ceramic Santa’s for friends and family each year. She loved traveling and seeing different parts of the country. Her love of life was infectious to family and friends, whom she enjoyed spending her time with. Maxine’s greatest blessing, best friend, and love of her life was her husband, Russell Hughes.

She is survived by her spouse, Russell Hughes, whom she married July 6, 1962; her children, Thomas (Coletta) Esenwein of Streetsboro, Edward (Carol) Esenwein of Washingtonville, Elizabeth Bowles of East Palestine and Wayne (Veronica) Hughes of East Palestine; ten grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles McCall.

Private Services were held at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Mr. Robert Helbeck officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to First Church of Christ, 20 W. Martin St. East Palestine, OH 44413.

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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Beverly J. Richardson, age 89, of Columbiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at her home.

Beverly was born on May 23, 1933, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Ray and Mary Casey Hum.

She was one of the first computer programmers and had worked for various companies in the area. She was a member of Grace Church where she had been choir director and named Woman of the Year in 2015. Beverly was a lifetime member and past president of the Columbiana Historical Society. She loved music and singing. She played the dulcimer and enjoyed sewing, crafting, and teaching her family origami. She also loved traveling and spending time with her family.

Beverly is survived by her three daughters, Jean Simon of Columbiana, Susan (Bill) Ineman of Columbiana and Annette "Annie" (Will) Ginder of East Palestine; eleven grandchildren, Cathy (Mike) Griggy, Shelly (Mike) Martin, Melissa (Mark Marlow) Malcomson, Ron Novak, Jennifer (Nick) Lunn, Joshua (Tracy) Ineman, Scott Ginder, Jake (Nicole) Ginder, Tracy McClellan, Monica Bradley, Ryan Richardson; ten great-grandchildren, Kat (Trey) Dain, Kody Watkins, Kimberly Griggy, Christina Griggy, Parker Lunn, Molly Lunn, Nora Ineman, Maggie Ineman, Cameron McClellan, Rowan Bradley.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Richardson, a son-in-law, Bruce Simon, a granddaughter, Kari Novak and three siblings.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 23, 2022, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Fix the Sticks c/o City of Columbiana 28 W. Friend 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


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SALEM - Ronald Thomas Sturgell, 65, passed away at his residence. He was born on October 5, 1957 in Salem, son of the late Thomas Franklin Sturgell and Betty Ruth (Paulin) Symons.

Ronald worked for various trucking companies. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and collected model trains.

Survivors include his sister, Jeane (Dwayne) Moore of Salem; a half-sister, Paula Sturgell; a half-brother, Steven Sturgell both of Middletown, OH; and nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Sturgell.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

To view Ronald's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.


MARSHA BRIGGS, Cortland - Marsha Briggs, 71, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2022 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center held and surrounded by her loved ones.
Marsha was born on October 20, 1951 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Sarah Logue and her father-in-life Michael Rydzewski.
Marsha loved to spend time with her family, dance her heart away, play bingo, and go to the casino. She enjoyed soaking in the sun and going fishing. When she was out and about, she wanted to "go for a ride" a little bit longer, taking in the beauty of the world. She would make friends easily and talk with everyone she could. For years, she greeted people with a smile and kind words. A resilient spirit, she taught her children to push on through all the obstacles, and love each other no matter the differences. She celebrated the small things, and hoped for even more good; opened doors to those in need, and her children's closest friends all called her mom.
Marsha will be deeply missed and is survived by her 11 children - Donna (Eric) O'Neal, Daniel (Christy) Briggs, Shawn Briggs, Julia Briggs (Gilbert Natal), Patricia (Tom) Ulinski, Candice (Frederick) Bradford, Jackie Dawson (Derrick Brooks), Nicole Dawson, Angelique (George) Richardson, Tiera Dawson, and Constance (Alex) Amstutz; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and cousins. Marsha shared a long, beautiful life.
She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Yuri Brooks and Kierstan Bressette, her late husbands, Frances Vaught, Daniel Briggs Sr., and belated life partners, Timothy Dawson and Gregory Hunter; her grandmother, Martha Logue, and many other loved ones.
Per Marsha's wishes, there are no calling hours or services at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Cremation was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


William C. (“Bill”) Anderson, 81 of Pittsburgh, formerly of Canfield passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness. Bill was born August 19, 1941 in Youngstown, a son of the late Elmer and Edith (Purnell) Anderson. He graduated from Canfield High School with honors and received his Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from Youngstown State University. Bill worked in finance for Youngstown Sheet and Tube, LTV and RMI before retiring. He was a member of the Argus Lodge #545 F and AM, a member of Canfield City Council in the 70’s and, a member of Canfield United Presbyterian Church. Bill was an avid Ohio State fan, valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. His wife the former Mamie Stanley, whom he married in 1999, died June 23, 2010. He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Lori Workmaster of Pittsburgh, Lisa Anderson of Jacksonville, FL and Linda Anderson of Mesa, AZ. Much-loved Papa of Marlee Workmaster, Morgan Workmaster, Jackson Schaub and Georgia Schaub. Bill also leaves two brothers, Bob (Terri) Anderson of Cincinnati, Ed (Sharie) Anderson of Canfield; a sister Lynn (Tom) Rigby of Sarasota, FL and his former wife and mother of his children, Donna Anderson. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. In honor of Bill’s zest for life, his family suggests you share a cold Coors Light with someone you love. Friends may call on Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel from 4-7pm with a Masonic service at 5:00 pm and on Saturday from 10-10:45 am at Boardman Methodist Church, followed by a funeral service at 11am. Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


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BOLIVAR - Dianne M. ”Dino” Walla, 57, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born December 30, 1964, in Youngstown, daughter of Vincent "Bud" and Helen Hochdoerfer Walla.

She attended Boardman High School and Bethel Park High School in Pennsylvania. Dianne received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/ Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1988. She was Director of Nutrition Services at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, WV. Most recently, she was General Manager at Sodexo at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, OH. She was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Paul Catholic Church. Dianne was a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dino rescued cats and liked to find good bargains shopping, and was always looking out for everyone but herself. She was so thoughtful and caring, everything she did, she did for other people. She enjoyed going to Ocean City and she would always be seen walking the beach with her metal detector.

Dino was preceded in death by her father, Bud Walla.

She is survived by her mother, Helen Walla of Salem; siblings, Stephen (Mary) Walla of Hubbard, David (Michele) Walla of Salem, Pamela (James) Zemba of Cuyahoga Falls, and Greg (Penny) Walla of Poland; her longtime partner, Stephanie Lambert of Oil City , PA; seven nieces and nephews; and six great nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Donations may be given to Lupus Foundation of America, www.lupasresearch.org or NO KILL cat shelter of donor’s choice.

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

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


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Lois M. Bush, age 98, passed away on December 13, 2022.

She was born on December 29, 1923, in Alliance, to Shafter A. and Wilda (White) Simons.

Lois was a lifetime member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of North Georgetown #574. Lois enjoyed crafting.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Bonnie (Donald) Riddle, Gary Bush and Lori (Edward) Wagnitz; her sister, Towanda Emmons; brother, Merlin (Ann) Simons; four grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight R. Bush; her parents; and two infant brothers.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Monday, December 19th at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Lois’s family would like to give special thanks for the love and care given by both Altercare of Alliance and Brookdale of Alliance.

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

Angela Marie (Saftner) Battaglia, 61, of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, formally of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having completed the days the Lord had for her (Psalm 90:12) passed on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at her home, surrounded by family.
Born June 14, 1961, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Angela was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Mervosh) Saftner.
Angela was a 1979 graduate of Baldwin High School and furthered her education by obtaining an Associate Degree in Business from Allegheny County Community College. Having a servant’s heart and a love for the elderly, she received her CNA certificate and worked several years in nursing homes. Prior to retirement, she was the 1st Deputy for the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts office, Indiana County Courthouse.
Angela was of Christian faith. She loved to play the piano and was a natural athlete, playing softball throughout her youth and adult life.
She is survived by her husband, David Battaglia, whom she married on March 20th, 1999; her sisters Faith (Jim) Russell, Claudia (John) Winn, Paula (Bob) Eisengart, and Holly (Stan) Hajduk; her brothers Mark (Lisa), Matthew and Christopher; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial / celebration of life service will be held on Monday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 at Allegheny Alliance Church, 250 East Ohio St. Pittsburgh. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.


Jackie Sue Albright, 58, of North Jackson, formerly of Scio, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Altercare in Bucyrus, with her sister by side.
Jackie was born January 15, 1964 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Howard W. Moore and Shirley V. (Hausch) DeMita. She grew up in North Jackson and moved to Scio, where she started a career and a family. Prior to her retirement, she was a nurse aide and later a cook for the county home in Cadiz; she also worked as a cook for “The Restaurant.”
She enjoyed attending tractor pulls, fishing, playing poker on the computer, crossword and puzzles. Later in life she loved socializing with friends.
She is survived by her sons, Johnathan Moore and Bradley (Melissa) Anderson; her sisters Cindy (Terry) Krol and Tammi (Herman) Bucklew Jr.; a grandson and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00PM with Pastor Herman Bucklew Jr. officiating. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.


Kenneth Edward Detwiler, 89, went to be with his Lord on Monday, surrounded by his family at his home.
Kenneth, affectionately known as Ken, was born September 9, 1933, in Salem, Ohio and was the son of Marcus and Estella (Schloneger) Detwiler.
Ken was a 1951 graduate of Greenford High School. He met his wife in late 1951, and after a two-year courtship, he married Marlene Stryffeler on November 15, 1953 and together they raised three boys. Ken and Marlene shared 68 years together and were only briefly separated by her passing on December 19, 2021.
Ken was a hard worker, and prior to his retirement he was a route salesman for Isaly’s Dairy and later Schwebel’s Bakery. He was a member of Smith Corners United Methodist Church. Ken and Marlene had an unending faith in God. He loved people and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, taking care of his yard and washing his car.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his sons Galen (Roseann), Steve (Sabine), and Jeff (Marianne); his seven grandchildren, Adam Detwiler, Alexis Broll, Christopher (Laura) Detwiler, Brian Detwiler, Jennifer (Christopher) Adams, Jaime (Michael) McNamer and Michael (Emily) Detwiler; twelve great grandchildren; and his siblings Ellis, Richard, Lorene, John, David, and Janice.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter-in law Cynthia, and three siblings Donald, Lucille, and Rollin.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, December 15, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 16, at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Ken will be laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. The family requests any memorial contributions be made in Ken’s name to Mercy Health Hospice of the Valley. To share thoughts of sympathies, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.



Anthony Petrilla, 96, dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend passed away Friday evening, December 2, 2022 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center with his daughter by his side.
Anthony was born on January 8, 1926 in Niles, Ohio, son of the late Sam and Josephine Marino Petrilla. He was a World War II veteran enlisting in the US Navy at 17 years old. He served aboard the USS St. Louis (cl 49) “The Lucky Lou”.
Anthony married Anna Marie Capito on March 26, 1951. They were married 64 years until her death in October 2015.
Anthony worked at General Electric Niles Mahoning Glass for 40 years. He was a lifetime member of the Niles Democratic Party and a member of the Youngstown VA Blind and Low Vision Veterans Support Group. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Niles. In 2001 he received a Niles McKinley High School Diploma at a ceremony honoring veterans who had enlisted prior to graduating. He enjoyed meeting with friends at McDonald’s daily. He found joy talking to his daughter about WWII, his experiences, boxing and football. He also enjoyed speaking with his brother, Carmen, daily.
Anthony will be deeply missed by his children, JoAnne (Michael) Hanysh of Mineral Ridge and Anthony M. (Michelle) Petrilla of Utah; grandchildren Jennifer Hanysh of Columbus, Brianna (Nick) Petrilla Webb of Utah and Jessica Petrilla of Utah; great grandchildren Jackson and Eve Webb of Utah; brother Carmen Petrilla of Sarasota, Florida; two nieces, Roxanne Petrilla of Florida and Renee Baldwin of North Carolina; and nephew Randy Petrilla of Florida.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Anna Marie Petrilla.
Private services were held and entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – Niles Chapel.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


Linda Jean Savo, 75 of Canfield died Monday afternoon, December 12th at Liberty Health Care Center, after battling breast cancer for 17 years. Linda was born October 27, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Grant and Mary Theresa (Agnone) Rouser and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from East High School in 1965 and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies’ VFW Auxilliary Post #4237. Linda was an avid bowler and had belonged to both single and double leagues. She also loved bingo and never turned down an opportunity to play. Her husband, Samuel J. Savo, whom she married in 1969, died May of 2012. Linda leaves a daughter, Tina (Richard) Mitchell of Canfield; her son, Samuel (Shannon) Savo, Jr. ; three grandchildren, Makayla, Chelsea and Samuel Lee. She also leaves a sister, Joyce (Harold) Handwork of Salem; two brothers, Grant (Mona) Rouser of Youngstown and Ronald (Kathy) Rouser of Youngstown. Besides her parents and her husband, Linda was preceded in death by a brother, Richard (Linda) Rouser. Private graveside services will be held per Linda’s wishes. The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the Hope Center in Linda’s name, 835 Southwestern Run, Youngstown 44512


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Jack E. Pittman, age 78, of Mineral Ridge, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

Born September 8, 1944 in Ravenna, Ohio; he was the son of James I. and Lena M. “Sue” (Arnette) Pittman.

Jack was a 1962 graduate of Atwater High School; he attended Bob Jones University, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. He retired in 2015 from the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. He lived a life of service to God and others in various roles as a pastor, youth pastor, teacher, and mentor.

Jack was a loving and faithful husband of 55 years to his wife Margaret “Margie”; a tremendous and loving father to his children, Rachel (Richard) Lawler and Dan (Krista) Pittman; a proud and ever-present grandfather who adored his grandchildren: Richie Lawler, Katie (Anders) Bengtson, and Anna Pittman; he is also survived by brothers and sisters: Jim, John, Jeff, Janice, and Janeen, their families, as well as a host of other relatives, and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, JoAnn.

Services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 1:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Howland, 8957 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44484, where friends will be received starting at 11:00AM until the service at 1:00pm.

Memorials may be made in Jack’s memory to either: Faith Baptist Church, 1401 Shaw Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446, or to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Youngstown, Ohio 44510 or online at www.rescuemissionmv.org.

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

 

 

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Sandra K. Lisko, 72 of Lake Milton, died Saturday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic, following a long illness. Sandra was born July 17, 1950 in Youngstown, a daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Liposchak) Burnett. She graduated from North High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Hiram College. Sandra had worked in banking and retired as an Executive Vice President at Huntington Bank in 2014. She loved nature and feeding the birds. Sandra also loved to travel and looked forward to beach vacations and collecting beach glass and sea shells. She especially loved going to the Outer Banks. Besides her mother, Elizabeth Burnett , Sandra leaves two sons, John (Jeraldine) Lisko of Lake Milton, Michael (Jennifer) Lisko of Warren; four grandchildren, Hannah, Addison, Michael and John. Sandra also leaves her brother, Raymond (Julie) Burnett of Austintown and Patricia (Ed) McHenry of Hilliard, OH. Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Albert Burnett. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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


Youngstown – Bonnie Jean Day, 75, passed away Saturday evening, December 10, 2022 at Windsor House at Omni Manor.
Bonnie was born on January 23, 1947 in Fostoria, OH, a daughter of the late Ira Richard and Opal Marie Barnes.
She was an STNA until she retired in 2006. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia, OH and recently Warren Baptist Temple in Warren. She was also a member of SCOPE. She was an avid BINGO player and loved to work on puzzles and crosswords. She was known as a true farm girl who always was a helping hand to everyone and loved by all who knew her. Most of all she loved being with her family.
Bonnie will be deeply missed by her son, Richard “Rick” (Debra) Day and sister Imas Rader.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David Day whom she married on April 28, 1973 and who passed on August 25, 2017; her sister Marilyn Barnes; and nephew Gene Rader.
Family and friends may visit from 11-12:00PM on Wednesday December 14, 2022 at Warren Baptist Temple, located at 2093 Ewalt Ave. NE in Warren, with funeral services to follow at 12:00PM and from 12-1:00PM on Saturday January 7, 2023 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 18974 OH-12 in Arcadia, with a celebration of life to follow at 1:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Warren Baptist Church or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonnie’s memory.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

They say it takes a minute to find something special in a person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Walter Michael “Biggen” Hughes, age 47, took his last ride on December 8, 2022, but his larger-than-life persona and trademark stubbornness will not be forgotten.
Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gale (Young) Hughes, Biggen leaves behind his children, Taylor Hughes and Hunter (Sofia) Hughes, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his girlfriend, Nikki Agostino.
Biggen was world-renowned for his contagious smile, inappropriate sense of humor, and questionable advice. He was highly proficient at cursing. He loved four-letter words just as much as he loved his motorcycle. He was a connoisseur of root beer floats, and a firm believer that gravy went with everything. He was generous to a fault, gentle hearted, and would do absolutely anything for someone he loved. His life was a blessing; his memory, a treasure.
A private memorial service will be held later for close family and friends. In the meantime, Biggen would like to invite everyone to have a drink on him and keep the party going.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Clennon W. Eldridge, Sr. of McDonald died early Monday morning, December 12th at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Clennon, known as “Tony” was born August 21, 1939 in Gibson, New York and came to this area from Georgia in 1955 to work construction on the Berlin Dam. He traveled around the country working construction including the Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah, the Yellow Tail Dam in Fort Smith, Montana, and the Kinzu Dam in Pennsylvania. He had also helped build the missile base in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1977, Tony went to Hynes Industries working as a laborer for 23 years, retiring in 2001. He was able to obtain jobs at Hynes Steel for his son and two sons-in-law and was very proud of the fact that they also retired from the same company. Tony enjoyed traveling in his mobile home , especially the trips out west. He also loved riding his motorcycle with his son. He leaves his wife, the former Bronwen Bable, whom he married June 22, 1957; two daughters, Alicia (Doug) Davis of Southington, Anita (Jerry) Lucas of Vienna; his son, Tony (Lori) Eldridge, Jr. of Hermitage; two granddaughters, Jerilynn (Michael) Folino, Lauren (Brian) Lee and a great-granddaughter, Lina Folino. Tony also leaves two sisters, Georgia McCowin of Vienna, Sandra Seibert of Georgia and a brother, Cledis Eldridge of Texas. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Surrena and a brother, Clifford Eldridge, Jr. Friends may call on Thursday from 10:00 am -11:45 a.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, followed by a funeral service at noon.

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SALEM - Donna M. Smith, 56, died suddenly, Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Donna was born on June 3, 1966 in Salem, the daughter of the late Leonard L. and Elsie P. (Reiter) Smith. Donna was a 1984 graduate of Salem High School. She worked at Lyle Printing and Salem News. Donna enjoyed spending time with her nieces.

She is survived by one sister, Lorna Smith of Salem ; one niece, Sara (Duston) Houchins; great-nieces, Kendra, Faith, and Destiney.

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Edwin Eugene “Ed” Baird, 90, of Goshen Twp., Salem, died at 6:20 a.m. Friday, at Salem Regional Medical Center.



He was born on Nov. 29, 1932, in Patmos, Ohio, the son of the late William Henry and Dorothy Bradt Baird.



Ed was a 1951 graduate of Goshen High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War. He was brought up in the Christian faith.



He was employed for over 41 years with various General Motors dealerships in Leetonia, North Lima, Boardman and Salem. Ed wore many hats over the years, from service technician, assistant service manager and service manager to service advisor.



In his younger years, he loved to be outdoors, hunting and fishing. Later in life, he found enjoyment gardening, mowing the grass, always tinkering and wrenching on cars and spending quality time with his family making special memories.



He is survived by his children; Debra L. (Scott) Sanor of East Rochester, Rebecca J. (Jack) Cavanaugh of Leetonia, and Douglas Eugene Baird of Salem, six grandchildren; Shawn Bruderly, Tod Sanor, Brooke Tice, Andy Sanor, Nicholas Baird, and Erica Swope, 12 great-grandchildren, siblings; Sheila Spack and Georgia Sanor, numerous nieces and nephews, and his caring in-laws.



In addition to his parents, and stepmother, Virginia Baird, he was preceded in death by his lovely sweetheart of 67 years, the former Betty J. Hough on Nov. 19, 2019, and by his sister, Gwendolyn Steelsmith, and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Metzgar Baird.



A private family burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, with military honors from the Salem Honor Guard.



Memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663



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


A private memorial service celebrating the life of Charles Robert Plato will be held at a later date. Charles (Chuck) passed away in the early morning on Sunday, November 27th, surrounded by family at his side. Charles was born on July 9, 1937, in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Willard E. and Dorothea (Gilmour) Plato. He was a graduate of The Military Academy, Carson Long Institute. Charles went on to serve 4 years in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1962. Chuck was very active in not only building cars but also racing them at Watkins Glen. Chuck was a history buff and spent hours reading up on WWII. Charles was President of Plato Marketing until retirement in 2002. He was very active in Jaguar club with his wife Edna. In later years he enjoyed fishing, traveling, researching genealogy, puzzles, and hours of reading. Chuck was a loving husband, Father, Papa, Uncle, and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Chuck leaves his four children Lynnae D (Brian E) Tucker, of High Point, NC, Sherry L Nager, and Chad Nelson of Poland, OH, Donald L Nordquist (Dawn L) of Lake Milton, OH, and Cindy Haley of Grand Junction, CO, along with 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews by marriage, and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his loving wife Edna May (Ross) Plato, whom he married August 14. 1981, and grandson Ross Steven Nager. Local arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Stroke Association. https://www.stroke.org/ . To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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Cheryl Lynn (Starkey) Fockler, age 61, of Canton, OH passed away Friday, December 9, 2022. She was born March 10, 1961 in Canton, OH. Cheryl was a Louisville High School graduate, class of '79. She received her master’s degree from The University of Akron and was a schoolteacher for 38 years. Most of that time in the Minerva Local School District. She loved to travel and explore new places with her children.

Cheryl is survived by her mother, Judith Starkey; her four children, Michael Fockler, Andrew Fockler, Ryan Fockler and Jennifer (Patrick) Hanlon; two brothers, Terry (Monica) Starkey, Bob (Karen) Starkey; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and her beloved dog Abby. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Starkey in 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Calling hours will be 5-7pm Tuesday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH. Cheryl will be laid to rest in Sunset Hill Burial Park, Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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SALEM – Joanne M. Everly, 48, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. She was born November 21, 1974, in Youngstown, daughter of Jerry M. Hay and the late Rita M. (Berry) Hay.

Joanne was a self-employed bookkeeper. She was a member of the Salem Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Joanne enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and pets. She was generous and always willing to help others.

Survivors include her husband, Jonathan Everly whom she married November 26, 1993, sons, Luke (Riley) Everly of Austintown and Tyler Everly of Salem; daughter, Abigail Everly; sisters, Sue (Bill) Dotson of Salem and Kathy (Matt) Hobba of Dover, PA; father, Jerry M. Hay and stepmother, Bonnie Hay of Austintown.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Lisbon Kingdom Hall. A zoom link for the service will be available by request.

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

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

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The family of William A. Kroft (Wild Bill), with sadness, announce his passing from medical complications. Cremation has taken place and per his request, no calling hours or services will be held. If you would like to remember Bill, give someone a smile, hug or just an acknowledgement that they matter. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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David Allen Gorcheff, 69, of North Lima, died at 2:17 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Salem Reg Med Ctr.



He was born December 21, 1952 in Salem, son of the late Thomas Paul and Cathrine Louise (Sturgell) Gorcheff.



A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 4 PM with visitation from 2-4 PM at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services of Salem.

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Columbiana - Joanne L. Berryman, age 93, of Columbiana, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born on September 27, 1929, in East Palestine, the daughter of the late Cecil and Amelia Inboden Harvey.

Joanne was a lifetime area resident. She was a 1947 graduate of East Palestine High School. The next day, after graduation, she entered Bliss Business College in Columbus, and then worked on the O.S.U. Campus for two years. She returned to Columbiana and began her career working as a receptionist for 30 years at the office of Dr. Harry Bookwalter and Dr. Lee Bookwalter. In 1951, she married Richard Berryman and became a coach’s wife. Sports became her life. She attended more than 50 state basketball tournaments. In later years, she spent many hours watching and cheering for her great grandchildren. Joanne was a dedicated member of Grace Church in Columbiana where she also served as chairmen of the street fair church barbecue. She loved her church family.

Her memories will be remembered and cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Rich Berryman; son, Jim (Carol) Berryman of Columbiana; grandsons, Jeff (Amy) Jackson of Columbiana, and David (Ji Youn) Jackson of Boston, MA; great granddaughters, Ellie, Maddie, and Lily Jackson all of Columbiana.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynne Berryman Jackson.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Robert C. Joy officiating.

Burial will take place at the Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: Grace Church Memorial Fund, 140 South Main 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

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Lisbon - Dr. Max VanBuren, 73, of Lisbon, died Wednesday, December 7, 2022. He was born June 3, 1949, in Tiffin, the son of Ralph and Leona Huston VanBuren.

After graduating from The Ohio State University and its College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. VanBuren served in the US Army as the Post Veterinarian at the Presidio of San Francisco. He then returned to Ohio to a mixed practice in West Salem. In 1981 he moved to Columbiana County and founded Ohio Embryo Transfer Inc. Dr. VanBuren was a pioneering practitioner in embryo transfer in cattle and marketed frozen embryos throughout the world. In addition, he developed a herd of Holstein cattle, Burencrest Holsteins. In 1992 he founded Fairfield Animal Hospital in Columbiana where he practiced until his retirement in 2018.

He was a member of the East Fairfield United Methodist Church and Columbiana Rotary. He was a member and served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Columbiana Chamber of Commerce, Columbiana County Humane Society, and Columbiana Meals on Wheels.

Through his practice, he provided numerous scholarships to students who were interested in studying medicine in the Columbiana, South Range, and Crestview school districts. Dr. VanBuren had a real love of nature and concern for conservation and the environment. He was an avid duck hunter and truly enjoyed annual hunting trips to Saskatchewan with his dear friend, Chip Euliss. He raised and sold Certified Organic Grassfed Beef on the family farm. He also served on the Little Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River Advisory Council.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Miller VanBuren, whom he married on March 22, 1970, his daughter, Jessica (Eric) VanBuren Curtis of Floyds Knobs, IN; three grandchildren, Natalie Curtis, Joshua Curtis, and Troy Curtis; and his close friends, Dan and Tracy Gallo.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Matthew VanBuren, in 1988.

Memorial services will be held at 12 noon, Monday, December 12, 2022 at the East Fairfield United Methodist Church with the Reverend Lisa Courtwright officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 am until the service at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601. (Alz.org)

The family would like to thank caregiver Patty Mayer and caregivers Josh Grate and Kathy Harmon of Legacy Christian Homecare. They also are appreciative of care provided by Salem Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center, and Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice.

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

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the online guest book and send condolences to the family at www.familycareservices.com.

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Columbiana - Paul Seidner Jr., age 88, of Columbiana, passed on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Paul was born on October 15, 1934 in New Springfield, OH, son of the late Paul and Edith Ulmar Seidner.

Paul had worked for Felger's Farm and then for Town and Country in New Springfield. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Springfield.

His wife, Clara Miller Seidner, preceded him in death on, September 28, 1998.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Edith Boles of Columbiana; son, Patrick Seidner of Martinsville, VA; four grandchildren, Danielle Seidner, Paul Seidner, Amanda (Fabian) Ortez and Nichole Boles and finacee Elliott Walsh; three step grandchildren, Christina Bolden, Sarah Christina and Tamara Christina; 11 step great grandchildren; two great grandchildren, Logan Ortez, Aden Null.

He was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Lee Pickens, a great grandchild, Sophia Null and a step grandchild, Kyle Townsend.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with his daughter, Edie Boles, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation c/o 1491 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240.

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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Richard Martin Clark III, age 49, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2022. He was born April 28, 1973 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a graduate of Ohio Northern University and has worked 22 years as an Electrical Engineer for Apex Control Systems. He was a member of St. Stephen the Martyr Lutheran Church in Louisville. Rick was an avid sports fan, especially for the Denver Broncos, and he loved music and travel.

Rick is survived by his parents, Richard Martin “Marty” and Michelle “Mimi” Clark Jr; his sister and brother in-law, Jennifer and Eric Music; numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen the Martyr Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Karen Marie McDonald, age 78, passed away on December 7, 2022.

She was born on August 26, 1944, in Alliance, to William and Ruby (Haupt) Taschwer Sr.

She graduated from Alliance High School and worked as a cashier at Lowe’s for fourteen years.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gary (Nancy) Kidder Jr. and Jay R. Kidder; grandson, Gary (Thekla) Kidder III; and brothers, Terry (Pat) Taschwer and William (Darlene) Taschwer Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry Taschwer.

Per Karen’s wishes no services will be held.

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

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John Jay Maxwell, 70, of Alliance, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was the son of Harry Paul Maxwell and Arletta Mae (Greathouse) Maxwell, born January 15, 1952. He is survived by his siblings, Patricia L. Dias, Mildred Eileen Heuer, Arletta Kay Bray, LeRoy Maxwell, and Donald Maxwell, Bill Tribett, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his brothers Harold Joseph Maxwell, Tom Maxwell, and sister, Harriet Pauline Maxwell. A private service will be held at a later date.

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Lisa Elouise Newell (McDevitt), 58, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at University Hospitals in Cleveland. She was born in Youngstown, OH on April 17, 1964, to the late Walter Miles McDevitt and Mildred Louise Green.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 36 years, Mark Newell; son, Ryan Newell; sister, Amy Woodford (Richard); niece, Sarah Woodford, and beloved cat, Harley.

Lisa was a graduate of Boardman High School, class of 1982, and Hannah Mullins School of Nursing. She worked as an LPN for over 20 years working with the elderly at a nursing home in Salem. Lisa enjoyed crafting and making jewelry, and made homemade cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids. She was a woman of strong faith and loved her savior.

In Lisa's memory, please take time to spend more quality time with your family and loved ones.

Friends and family will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, at Stark Memorial.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest 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.

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Frank Douglas Robison, age 63, of Akron, OH, formerly of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, December 5, 2022. He was an Army Veteran. Douglas is survived by his mother, Bonnie Hoskins; sister, Christine Robison; brother, Jeffrey Robison; a sister-in-law, Susan Robison and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Robison; his wife Merna Robison and a brother, Mark Robison.

Douglas will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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WASHINGTONVILLE – Tina (Cross) Taylor, 50, passed away December 6, 2022, at Hospice House of Poland. She was born March 8, 1972, daughter of Linda (Reedy) Risden and the late Michael Cross.

She was the perfect soulmate to her husband, Daniel. Her family meant everything to her. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Tina really enjoyed the beach.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Taylor whom she married May 17, 2009; mother, Linda Risden; grandmother, Mariana Davis; daughter, Brittany Harrold; three step-children, Ravyn, Xya, and Xanthyr Taylor; brother, Brian (Megan) Cross; stepbrother, Michael (Renee) Cross; two grandchildren, Addison and Ethan Harrold and two step-grandchildren, Xenna and Ophelia.

Tina is preceded in death by her father, Michael Cross and brother, David Cross.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Stark Memorial.

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.

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SALEM - Alice J. (Goetz) Whitman, 73, passed into the arms of the Lord, Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Community Hospice Truman House, in New Philadelphia. She was born in Salem on July 21, 1949, the daughter of Wilbert and Catherine (Egan) Goetz. Alice graduated from Salem Highschool, Class of 1968. She married the love of her life, Robert ‘Bob’ L. Whitman on September 17, 1968. Together, they raised two children in Salem, Robert ‘Bob’ J. Whitman and Maria Lynn Whitman. Alice was a hard worker; she was a group leader at Warren Molded Plastic, in Salem, for 35 years. She was dedicated to seeing live music and enjoyed working summer concerts at Salem Memorial Park. Alice, a ‘sunworshipper’ loved the warm sun on her skin and set alarms to turn, every 20 minutes. She gained notoriety for her delicious peperoni rolls and strawberry jam. She was disciplined and followed a strict routine for living. When given the chance, she enjoyed visiting the ocean and basking in the sun. Alice was a life-long parishioner of St. Paul Catholic Church, in Salem. She is survived by her children Bob and Maria Whitman of Salem; grandchildren Clayton, Brendon, Tanner, and Dillon; and siblings Rosemary McClish of Salem, Robert Goetz of Leetonia. Alice is preceded in death by her parents, siblings William ‘Bill’, Tom, and Francis ‘Frank’ Goetz and sister Joan. A special thank you to caregivers Lorie and Toni for your compassion and care. Family and friends will be received Friday, December 9, 2022 from 5:00-7:00p.m., at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Monsignor Peter Polando officiating. Memorial contributions may be made, in Alice’s name, to Community Hospice Truman House 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 and St. Paul Catholic Church 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. 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. Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Alice's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.


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LEETONIA - Kathleen (Kat) Elizabeth Mills, 54, of Leetonia, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Summa Akron City Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 30, 1968 to Terry L. and Grace Kay (Winters) Weaver. Kathleen was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She had a contagious laugh, that could light-up a room. Kat loved God, gardening, reading, being a mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her children; Daniel Mills, Emily Mills, David Mills, Elizabeth Mills, Erin Mills; brother Terry (Melany) Weaver; grandchildren Saleá and Lillian; nephew, Christian, numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Kat was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Terry Weaver. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. To view Kathleen's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.


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Darlene Mae Rhoads,64, left this earthly world on November 30, 2022, and entered into the presence of our Lord as she was reunited in Heaven with her family that had gone before her. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loved ones after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Alliance, Ohio October 27, 1958 to Donald and Doris Smarr.
Darlene is survived by her loving husband David A. Rhoads of Alliance, Ohio, 5 children, Ian Smarr (Tina Smarr), Melissa Mains (Donald Mains), Sharon Clark (Kevin Simms), David Rhoads II (Nicole Keller), Denielle Nelson (Brian Nelson), 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Darlene loved playing bingo, cards, board games, and reading. But, most of all she loved spending time with family and friends. She will never be forgotten, and will always be in our hearts. She will be waiting at the pearly gates to greet us with open arms.

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SALEM - Sandra E. Fry, 81, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center, in Salem. She was born on June 25, 1941, daughter of Ina M. (Hendricks) Call and Emerson A. Call.

Sandra was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1959 and a lifelong resident of Columbiana County. She had a keen eye for fashion merchandising and her talents were displayed in the storefront windows of multiple malls, in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She was manager of the jewelry department at Value City for eight years. In 2003, she retired from merchandising and retail and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

Survivors include her loving son, Cliff Fry of Tempe, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janet L. Call.

Friends and family will be received from 12 Noon – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Stark Memorial followed by a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sandra's name to Habitat for Humanity.

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

To view Sandra's obituary and send condolences visit, www.starkmemorial.com.


Theresa Litchko Banic, 92, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Theresa was born on January 31, 1930, daughter of the late John and Bertha Litchko of Ashland, PA. She is the last surviving child of the Litchko’s eighteen children.
Theresa met her husband, Robert, in New York City and they were married on September 2, 1950. Their 65th wedding anniversary was celebrated in 2015 prior to his passing in 2016. Theresa lived her religious beliefs as an involved member of St. Williams Church in Champion Ohio. Her concerns were always for the welfare of others.
Theresa was an operator at Packard Electric Company, retiring with 40 years of service. She was an active mother and grandmother all her life. She was talented in making all kinds of crafts and made sure every child in her large family always had a gift for Christmas. Crocheting dolls for every little girl in the family as well as for the little ones of friends and neighbors was one of Theresa’s many pleasures. No one was ever left behind.
She loved to travel with her family and made the world a better place, bringing joy and love to all she met. Theresa love to dance the polka with her husband, with polka varieties playing on the radio every Sunday after church service. Afterwards a delicious meal was prepared for all to enjoy.
Theresa will be deeply missed by her family. Her children; Robert (Bob) Banic, Diane Banic (Erik Van Kleef), Gregory (Marianne) Banic, Jennifer (Fernando) Villarreal; twelve grandchildren, April, Jason, Amanda, Ryan, Emma, Annabelle, Daniel, Lacey, Patrick, Curtis, Kyle and Mariah; and five great grandchildren, Marcus, Justis, Arianna, Makenna and Andrew. In addition, Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and son, David.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes Robert Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren, Ohio from 4pm to 8pm. Prayer services will take place at 7pm in the Chapel with Father Michael Balash officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Theresa Banic to The Arrow Fund, a non-profit that rescues and rehabilitates animal victims of extreme torture and abuse at 1000 Envoy Circle, Louisville, Ky, 40299 or their website, www.thearrowfund.org.
To view this obituary and to send condolences to the family, please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


Rose Marie Fisher, 83, passed away Saturday morning, November 26, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.
Rose Marie was born on May 15, 1939 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late George and Rose Whiteside.
She was a graduate of South High and worked at Packard Electric. She enjoyed painting, flowers, and a good blueberry donut.
Rose Marie will be deeply missed by her children, Terry Frantz, whom she made her home with, Jerry (Karol) Phillips, and Larry (Lisa) Phillips; four step-children; grandchildren, Stephen Anthony Phillips and Tiea Frantz; sisters, Gwenn (Jeff) Pantall and Evie (Ozzie) Osbourne; and 15 nieces and nephews
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lloyd Fisher; her son Brian Fisher; and brothers, George and Kenny Whiteside.
There was a private graveside at Lake Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice House at 9803 Sharrot Road Youngstown, OH 44514 or Animal Charities by visiting https://www.animalcharityofohio.org
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Phyllis Jean Roberts, 64, passed away on November 30, 2022, at the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born on July 1, 1958, in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter of Herbert and Dallas (Mutter) Hess. On August 12, 1978, she married the love of her life and next-door neighbor, David A. Roberts. Phyllis was a member of Austintown Fitch Class of 1976, excelling as a student and graduating early in 1975. She went on to earn her degree from Youngstown State University. Phyllis was employed by the State of Ohio’s Bureau of Worker’s Compensation for 27 years. She was known as an avid reader, a redoubtable Scrabble competitor, a loving and devoted wife, mother and Grammy, and an incomparable friend. She could often be found sewing, a love and talent for which she inherited from her mother. She enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband, and was a firm believer that life is about the journey, not the destination. Phyllis leaves to cherish her memory her husband David A. Roberts of 44 treasured years, son Matthew (Madeline) Roberts, daughter Gina Roberts, granddaughter Juliet Roberts, sister Shirley (Michael) Hess, sisters-in-law Antionette (Joe) Korleski, Mary (Gary) Griffiths, Liz (Bob) Brode, and Diane Tolle, brothers-in-law Angelo (Ginny) Roberts and Bob (Irene) Roberts, and many nieces and nephews, and many more lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Visitation for the family and friends will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel, and again Friday, December 9, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow. Phyllis will be laid to rest following the memorial at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown. Memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who are willing and able participate in a blood drive of their choice. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

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Charlotte A. Loar, age 65, went home to be with the Lord on December 4, 2022.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Russ Gumm officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the DAR Jane Bain Chapter, 929 W. Summit St., Alliance, Ohio 44601.



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COLUMBIANA - Jennifer Jill Hood, age 69, passed away peacefully December 3, 2022. Jennifer fought a health battle with tremendous courage, strength, and ruthless determination. She was born August 14, 1953 in Richmond, IN, daughter of John William and Jane Ellen (Gardner) Dye.
Jennifer was known for her magical smile, her fierce passion for education, and for her glowing love for her family. She is survived by her daughter, Christina (Michael) Douglas as well as her “best boy” and grandson, Jaxson Douglas, and her “best girl” and granddaughter, Brooklynn Douglas. She is also survived by her brother, John (Diane) Dye, whom she adored and looked forward to spending time with.
Jennifer retired from the field of school-based Speech Language Pathology in recent years. Nonetheless, following her retirement, one could still find her researching new topics and discussing the “ins and outs” of the field on any given day. Jennifer’s love and true dedication to the field and toward helping children with special needs goes unmatched. She was known for introducing new methods and ideas to her professional peers and for following through for each and every student that she worked with. Her work was sincerely a labor of love.
Jennifer enjoyed traveling, crafting, decorating, reading, shopping, cooking, and cuddling with her beloved dog, Oliver. More than anything else, Jennifer treasured spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She made each visit, each sleepover, each birthday and each holiday special for them by providing their favorite movies, treats, blankets, toys and other surprises—but what they loved most was watching Golden Girls together.
While Jennifer’s family shares extreme sadness in losing their “Mom”, “Mima” and “Sissy”, the family is comforted in knowing that Jennifer will be reunited with her husband and love of her life, Paul. Jennifer and Paul were married in 1978 and are surely enjoying their eternity together once again. May their endless traveling, relaxation, and laughter commence.
Special appreciation is extended to the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center for their patience and care as well as Community Hospice for their prompt and nurturing care during Jennifer’s final days.
Per Jennifer’s wishes, a private burial will take place at Hope Cemetery and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.




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Randall “Rand” Davis, 73, of North Benton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 from pneumonia complications. He was the son of Marian and Ray Davis, Sr., born on November 4, 1949.

He is preceded in death by his sisters Joan Miller, Beverly White, and Malita Kurtz, and his infant son, Michael. He is survived by siblings Mary and Harold England, Ray Davis Jr., Virginia Maloy, Keith and Maricela Davis, Lynn and Karen Davis, and Sue Conrad,his children Mark and Edie Davis and Stephanie and Brian Robinson; his grandchildren Brianna Hickman, Angel Hickman, Briar and Arielle Hickman, and Emily and Grace Wise; and great-grandchildren Loucious Hickman and Theo Hickman.

Randy retired from General Motors where he worked for 32 years. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and loved playing music and traveling. He was a Christian by faith.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, December 5th at 1:00pm at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring, Ohio. 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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Valerie Catherine Thouvenin went home to be with the Lord suddenly November 28th 2012 she was born in Canton Ohio February 17th 1992 she was just 30 years old and was a lifelong resident of Canton. She was a graduate of Canton South High School in 2010 and was involved in track and field while attending there. She leaves behind mother Betty Thouvenin father Brett Thouvenin sister Noel Thouvenin sister Jeanette Thouvenin sister Clara Adams brother James Thouvenin brother Joseph Thouvenin brother Eric Wilson and one seven year old daughter Ayah Nahal and Ayahs father Khaled Nahal. Valerie's touched many lives during her short time here on Earth she was a well-liked person because of a giving nature she enjoyed hiking in the outdoors camping with family and friends and she she had many musical interests and love to read she will be remembered for all of her laughter she was a very good friend to many people she will be be missed and remembered through all the lives she touched. Calling hours will be held Monday December 5, 2022 from 5-7pm at Dean’s Funeral Home, 256 W Ohio Avenue Sebring. Friends and family May share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home.



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ALLIANCE;

Jeanie L. Brandes (Courtwright), age 73 passed away 21 November 2022 at home with her sons and mother at her side following a brief bout with cancer. She was born in Salem, Ohio to Carl and Jean Courtwright (Spiker) both of Pennsylvania. Jeanie was a graduate from West Branch High School and worked for many years at Teledyne-Monarch Rubber company in Hartville, Ohio. In the early 1990s she joined the US Army and served in the Desert Storm Operation at sergeant rank. Jeanie was an avid animal lover and show horse enthusiast. Jeanie was a long-time member of First Christian Church, Alliance. She is survived by her mother Jean Courtwright of Alliance, brother Randall Courtwright of Alliance, sons Brian Wervey of Alliance and Robert Mergenthaler of Budapest, Hungary. She has five surviving grandchildren. Private ceremonial burial services will be held with honors at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery December 9th at 1:45pm. Condolences may be sent to www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.


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SALEM - Mary Jane “Janie” Grandolfo, 91, died, Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Janie was born January 31, 1931 in Salem, OH, the daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" Sr. and Susie (Zamarelli )Petrucci.

Janie was a 1948 graduate of Salem High School and went on to attend cosmetology school in New Rochelle, New York. She was a licensed cosmetologist for many years, which she operated out of her home. Janie later owned and operated Petrucci's Restaurant on Route 14. Janie was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Janie, along with her husband and family received the Catholic Family of the Year Award from the Youngstown Diocese. Janie loved cooking and baking and would make pizzelles for everyone for all occasions. She also enjoyed playing bingo and scratch off tickets.

Her husband, Gabriel M. “Gabby” Grandolfo, whom she married November 24, 1951, died Nov. 6, 1991.

Janie is survived by her children, Patricia Grandolfo of Beloit, Susan Grandolfo of Beloit, Carmel (Tom) Mather of Salem, and Christina (Mark) Sanor of Beloit; grandchildren, Jerry (Elizabeth) Sanor, Gabrielle Sanor (fiancé' David McCormack); one sister, Toni (Art deceased) Casto of St. Cloud, FL; and one brother, Anthony (Charlene) Petrucci Jr. of Salem

Besides her parents, Janie was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Sue Grandolfo; and one sister, Connie (Paul) Campanelli.



A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando officiating. Friends and family will be received Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Stark Memorial.

Burial will be held at later date at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady’s Purse, 935 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 and St. Paul Catholic Church or the Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St.., Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend, you may show your support,t 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. Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.



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Barbara Ann (Zwick) Haren, age 91, of Louisville passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 3, 2022 in her home. She was born June 2, 1931. She was a long time Louisville resident with a very large loving family. Barb was the youngest of Herman and Florence’s 11 children. She graduated from Central Catholic and married her true love, Marvin in 1951 after dating him for only a few months. They had been together for 65 years until Marv’s passing in 2017. She and Marv ran several businesses through the years including a long-time masonry company. She was a long-time member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.

She is preceded in death by two of her sons, Mark and Terry, son in law Mike and nine siblings. Barbara is survived by her four children, daughter Mary Ann and Don Shafer and their children Michele, Lisa (Matt), and Jennifer (Ressie), daughter Sue Case and children Megan (Anthony) and Nick (Heather), son Tim and his children Chad (Jen) and Troy (Caroline), son Larry and Stephanie and his children Bill (Jen), Mike (Sarah), Chris, Laura (Nate), Patrick (Kayla), Mark’s children, Amy (Justin), Tom (Jen) and her sister Rosemary Phillips. In total, she had 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren.

She was a wife, mother, sister, and friend to many. She was the best mom and grandmother anyone could ask for. Some of her family’s fondest memories were putting puzzles together in the family room, playing card games around the kitchen table, baking and cooking together, making crafts and sewing projects, and celebrating the holidays. Her and Marv enjoyed playing slot machines and would take trips to Las Vegas, Tunica, Branson, and would even play at any little local 777. She also loved to watch and feed the birds and squirrels outside her kitchen window.

Barbara was the most unselfish person and never complained. She was grateful for all she had even with the heartache she suffered in her long life. She was so special to so many and could always put a smile on your face. Her family will cherish these memories and more forever.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Barbara will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Columbiana – Sandra “Sandy” Lee McBane Hill, age 80, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Columbiana. She was born on September 25, 1942 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Norman and M. June Lundgren McBane.

Sandy was a dedicated teacher for Beaver Local Middle School and several other schools in Ohio and

Virginia. She graduated from Milligan College, obtained her master’s degree from Kent State and

continued her education by taking postgraduate classes at YSU. Sandy taught students from 7th to 12th grade during her career, teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Drama at Beaver Local for several decades. She was highly involved in extracurricular activities, helping with drama

productions and starting the county wide Destination Imagination program in Columbiana County.

Sandy took multiple D.I. teams from both Beaver Local and Columbiana to state and global

competitions. Outside of teaching, she enjoyed performing in various community productions at the

Columbiana Theater and Salem Community Theater. Sandy was a highly involved member of The First

Christian Church of Columbiana where she taught Sunday school for over 40 years and assisted with

children’s church and youth groups. Sandy served on the Columbiana Public Library Board. She loved her family deeply, enjoyed vacationing with them to the beach and Disney and was always active and

involved in everything her daughter and grandsons were involved in.

Sandy is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Marie Baylor of Columbiana; three grandchildren, Nicholas

Baylor, Matthew Baylor and Joey Baylor all of Columbiana; a sister, Sharon Triebel of Edna, KS; three brothers, Richard (Margret) McBane of Columbiana, OH, Robert (Debbie) McBane of Ramona CA and Mark (Kim) McBane of Johnson City, TN and a sister-in-law, Carol (Dick) Polly of VA.

She was preceded in death by, a son-in-law, Kevin Glenn Baylor. a brother, Norman George McBane and

a sister, Linda Weiland

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and from 10:30 am - 11:00 am on Thursday at the First Christian Church of Columbiana.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church of Columbiana, Columbiana, with Steven Ullom officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in Columbiana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Columbiana Public Library.

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


MECCA – Thomas M. Gladd, 61, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Mercy Health - St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren following a short illness.
Tom was born December 8, 1960, the third child of the late Frank and Adella Gladd. He was a 1980 graduate of Maplewood High School and a lifelong resident of Mecca Township.
He grew up working on the family farm alongside his brothers Frank (Anna), Tim, and his sister JoAnne Gladd. After high school, he attended Hiram and was a master boat mechanic running his own boat repair business for over 35 years. He was a former Mecca Fire Department volunteer, Mecca Township Trustee, and Boy Scout Troop Scout Master. He volunteered for several years at the Ox Roast held at the Trumbull County fairgrounds and was one of the originators of the Mecca Corn Roast. He most recently served as a Trumbull County Building Inspector for the last 23 years. He enjoyed his weekends relaxing and spending time with friends at “The Lakehouse” at Holiday Camplands. He took pleasure in spending time with his Slovenian-rooted Gladd family reminiscing about polka music, hard farm work, and youthful shenanigans. Tom could fix anything and if he couldn’t, he knew someone that could. He was always willing to help anyone when asked and had a heart of gold.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Carole Lucha Gladd, whom he married on October 1, 1994.
He leaves behind a devoted, “favorite” son, Daniel (Tara) Gladd of Mecca, OH; four stepchildren, Rick (Tarry) Palm of Geneva, OH, Kevin (Lisa) Palm of Cape Canaveral, FL, Melissa (Jim) Platt of Lake Placid, FL, and Chuck (Angela Canzonetta) Palm of Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Angela (Robert) McCormack, Randal (Kyla) and Justin (Lorelei Strickland) Platt, Grace Palm, and Logan and Ryan Gladd; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral arrangements will be entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel 164 N. High St. Cortland, OH 44410 on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. with calling hours proceeding the service from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


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SALEM - Denzil Lee Wright, 72, died Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Salem North.

Denzil was born on September 28, 1950 in Richwood, WV the son of the late Samuel and Madaline (Parsons) Wright.

He was a graduate of Richwood High School in West Virginia. Denzil was a veteran of the United States Army, stationed in California, Oklahoma, Vietnam, and Hawaii.

He is survived by two children, Corina (Shawn Joseph) Wright of Salem and Denzil Wright of West Virginia; one grandchildren, Dalton Wright; and one great-grandchild, Fallon Wright; siblings, Linda Hall (Sister) of Indiana, Everett Wright of West Virginia, Glennadean (Dave) Tenney of North Carolina, Yiona (Tim) Ward of North Carolina.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Garland Wright, Sammy Wright, and Vera Wright.

Private services will be held.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Denzil's obituary or send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.


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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Harlan Leland “Lee” Lanzer, patriarch of our family, left us for Heaven into his Mother and Father’s waiting arms on November 28, 2022. Lee was born August 24, 1945, the oldest of five children, to Harlan “Babe” and Shirley Lanzer in Canton, Ohio. His childhood years were spent in the Hartville “muck farm area” where his parents raised vegetables as fourth generation of the Machamer/Lanzer early settlers. He and his brother Tim attended grade school in Marlboro. When the summer vegetable crops were all harvested the “muck families” moved to Florida to raise winter crops. The boys attended school in Belle Glade. When he was in junior high, his family made the decision to move back to Ohio permanently.

Lee was a 1963 graduate of Marlington High School and a 1969 graduate of Kent State University receiving a BS in Business. While in college, Lee married Diana Bansberg on June 16, 1967. After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy and was selected for Officer Candidate School. He attended Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, joining his first submarine crew on the USS Sailfish in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lieutenant Commander Lanzer would go on to serve on several submarines, both diesel and nuclear. After leaving the Navy, he was employed by NASA where he worked on the Shuttle project. Later he would join Quality Oil and Gas, a family business, and his own computer consulting business.

Lee was a longtime member of Marlboro Christian Church. He was an active member of the Homeworth Masonic Lodge #499. Lee loved doing anything with his family, including camping, fishing and traveling.

Lee is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Diana Lanzer; his sons, Harlan Matthew “Matt” (Mikol) and Jason Lanzer; and daughter, Jody Lanzer. He was grandpa to Kaylynn Lanzer (Jess) Kennedy, Mariah Lanzer, Noah Lanzer, Harlan Andrew Lanzer, Gabriel Lanzer, McKenna Hoover, William Lanzer, Katlin Hoover. His best little buddy was his great-grandson, Braylen Mays. His siblings are Timothy (Pat) Lanzer, Denise (Rick) Lauener, Leslie (John) Wasem and Tammie (Bob) Sader. He is also survived by many dear cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Babe and Shirley Lanzer and many favorite Aunts, Uncles and a cousin.

We will ALL miss his smile, hugs, and love for everyone along with his “Luv ya, Luv ya”.

A visitation will be held at Marlboro Christian Church on Monday, December 5th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 6th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a service to follow. Pastor Ed Carter will officiate. As Lee loved serving his country, a burial at sea will take place in March of 2023.


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SALEM - Betty J. Bailey, 91, passed into the loving arms of her savior, Jesus Christ at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022. She was born on July 12, 1931, in Sewickley, PA, daughter of John Albert Driscoll and B. Maude (Weikart) Driscoll. A high achieving student, she graduated top of her class from Salem High School, Class of 1949. On January 24, 1954, she married Lloyd H. Bailey, in Leetonia. Together they shared four children and raised them in Teegarden. Betty worked as a teacher’s assistant at Robert Bycroft Special Needs School. After retirement, she selflessly opened her home, offering respite care to former students. Betty was instrumental in initiating the restoration of Teegarden Centennial Covered Bridge. She cared about history, specifically Teegarden history and volunteered as a docent at the Salem Historical Society. A faithful member of the Highland Christian Church, where she freely gave of her time, talent and treasure. In support of farmers in her community, she was active in the Mt. Nebo Grange.
Survivors include children, Jeff (Dottie) Bailey of Salem, Debra (Donny) Columb of Hempfield, TX, Cindy (Vernon) Burch of Salem and Tim (Sharron) Bailey of Salem; grandchildren Andrew Burch, Abby Schreiber, Angela Marshall, Travis Bailey, and Mary Painter; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband and sisters, Marjorie Ullom and Joan Gromley. Friends and family will be received from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon Monday, December 5, 2022, at Highland Christian Church, 5330 Yates Road, Salem, OH 44460.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon at Highland Christian Church. Burial will follow at Franklin Square Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Christian Church, in Betty's name.
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Betty's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.


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Kathryn J. Lucas, age 78, passed away on November 29, 2022.

She was born on February 1, 1944, in Alliance.

Kathryn was an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Mike Anderson, Lisa Ball (Pat Watz), and James (Kristen) Anderson; and grandchildren, Carrie Ann, Jordan and Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Lucas; her sister, Marilyn Hudson; and her brother James Schmitt.

Per her 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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SALEM - Shirley A. Carl, 84, passed away at 6:32p Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at in Salem, OH. Shirley was born on September 12, 1938 in Minerva, OH the daughter of John and Nettie (Good) Hardy. She was a 1956 graduate of Minerva High School. Shirley worked nights at PCC Air Foils, as a laborer. Her interests included her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cooking, gardening, antiquing, and camping at Tamashami Campground and Beaver Creek. Her family will miss her sweet, kind, loving and generous spirit.

Survivors include her children, James (Karen) Carl of Cumming, GA, Cindy (Tim) Close of Salem, Cathy (Chuck) Tice of Roswell, GA; brother Delmar Hardy of Malvern; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Everett E. Carl, whom she married September 16, 1956; her parents and siblings Mae, Bill, Irene, Thelma, and Dean. Private family inurnment will be held at Grove Hill, in Hanoverton. Caring and professional arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Shirley's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.




Alva Deforest Beckley, Jr., 61 of Youngstown died Monday, November 21st at his residence. Alva was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, a son of the late Alva D. and Clareta Irene (Burr) Beckley, Sr. Alva was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years in 2001. He was also a self-employed aerophotographer. Alva loved life and lived life to the fullest. He was an adventurer and looked forward to sky diving and flying his drones for his photography. He also loved to travel. Alva would never let anything stop him from doing his best to complete his goal. He had a contagious sense of humor and would go out of his way to make anyone smile and will be dearly missed by his wife, Robbin; two daughters, Bree’anna (Robert)Thompson of Hammond, IN and Ari’anna Beckley of California. He also leaves a sister, Toni Payne of Nevada. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Beckley, Jr. Alva will be laid to rest at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery with military honors.


Margaret LaBelle (Wiant) Lesch Wurster, 104, of Canfield, OH, died peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at the Austintown Health Care Center amongst family, friends, nurses and aids. She recently celebrated her 104th birthday with family and friends. She was thrilled to meet her great grandchildren.

Margaret was born on November 16, 1918, in Goodyear Heights, Akron, Ohio, the second daughter of the late General Abram and Elizabeth (Lilly) Wiant. Raised in Akron, her combined family of six siblings, adopted a farming family lifestyle which carried them through the Great Depression and two world wars. A 1937 graduate of Greensburg High School, she moved to the Youngstown industrial area where she found work, beginning her career at the Mr. Wheeler Restaurant in Youngstown, OH. She met and married her husband, John Lesch, Sr., in 1939. They bought a home in 1945, and began their family in Canfield. Her husband John, was a manager with Kroger Stores. Together they worked hard, prospered and found strength to start a new business, Westview Family Restaurant (Route 46 & Herbert Road, Canfield), during the turnpike construction years.

After John passed away in 1970, Margaret became a restaurant manager, and worked at Valley Pontiac in accounting and bookkeeping. Upon her retirement and in collaboration with her sister in law, Patty Driscol Wiant, she expanded her skills in arts and crafts, published sewing pattern books, ceramics, and genealogy, using her new found computer skills. She found a hidden talent in oil painting. She was a lifelong, active member of the Canfield Christian Church, Canfield, OH, until her passing, and was busy with volunteer work and taking care of her grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Janet Lesch-Webb and her husband Cal of Manlius, NY, and her son, John Lesch Jr. and his wife Sally (Hinerman) of Austintown, OH. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Linda Lesch-Leger (Mark) of Austintown, OH; Elizabeth (Lesch) Zarbaugh (Chris) of Michigan, Calvin A. Webb (Karen) of Hopkinton, MA; Lise’ J. (Webb) Hodinger of Manlius, NY; and Ericka L. Webb of Watertown, MA, nine great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Lily Stewart (Carl) and Geraldine Wiant, brothers Russell Wiant (Anne), Roy Wiant (Ann), and General Wiant Jr (Patricia). She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Norm Wurster, whom she was married from 1975 until his passing in 1997. She was also predeceased by her high school and lifelong friend, Betty (Spiegel) Horton. Thanks to Betty’s daughter, Sharon, for reuniting with her in her final days.

Friends and family may call to visit on Sunday, December 4th, from 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, with a celebration of life service to follow at 1:00 PM, at the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel. Music, singing and clapping may be required as this is truly a celebration to recognize the life and passing of Margaret (Peggy) Wiant Lesch Wurster.





Barbara (Barb)S. Kalbes (Cooper) gained her wings on Saturday Nov. 26, 2022. Her journey started in
Russell Co. Virginia, to the loving parents Jeff T. and E. Pauline Cooper on September 11, 1943. After moving to Ohio, she was a 1962 graduate of Austintown Fitch where she made a lot of friends who still called to see how she was doing. Barb was a very outgoing person and loved to entertain, whether it was for holidays or just a neighborhood summer picnic. Her favorite hobbies were making crafts, cooking and plants. She loved her flower garden and house plants, especially yellow rose bushes
and African violets. To cherish and remember Barb is her husband of 50 years Jim, daughter Carrie Radcliff, grandson Eli Radcliff, sister Betty (Ron) Goldner and stepdaughters Debbie Kalbes and Karen Lenke. She is proceeded in death by her parents Jeff T. and Pauline Cooper.

The family will receive relatives and friends, Sunday, December 4th, from 2:00-4:00 PM, at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Green Haven cemetery in the mausoleum. The family requests, that arrangements be potted or house plants.



Mineral Ridge -- Nina Leslie Smith, 73, of Mineral Ridge passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 28, 2022, with her loved ones by her side. Nina was born January 16, 1949, in Warren, the daughter of Roy and Ruth (Conger) Powell. Nina was a graduate of Warren Harding High School, class of 1966 and had worked as a self-employed hairdresser for over 50 years throughout the area. She was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge, first in Niles and later in Warren. Nina leaves her husband, Kenneth Smith, whom she married March 8, 1969, two children, Denise (Jeff) Kramer of Howland and Ron (Christal Carr) Smith of Niles, five grandchildren, Jazmine, Amara, Alyssa, Gabriel, and Niccole, and eight great grandchildren. Nina also leaves four nieces; LuAnn Lloyd, Kelly Bianco, Samantha Garlow and Julia Brenner, two nephews; Vince Lloyd and Gaven Draa, and a great niece; Aurora Brenner. Besides her parents, Nina was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Powell and three sisters, Bertha Smith, Faye Powell and Thelma Powell. Family and friends may call 11 AM to 1 PM on Monday, December 5, 2022, at the Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge where services will be held at 1 PM on Monday.




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HANOVERTON - Belinda Marie (Carroll) Marshall, 59, passed away surrounded by her family and into the loving arms of her savior, Jesus Christ at home on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. The daughter of Arthur Eugene “Gene” and Zola Marie (Workman) Carroll, she was born on February 25, 1963, in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Belinda married Ronald Eugene Marshall on June 27, 1980. She graduated from United Local High School in 1981 in the top ten of her class. Belinda worked in the home raising six children. Belinda also worked at the Spead Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ronald “Ron” Marshall; her mother, Zola Carroll of St. Albans, WV; six children, Lucas (Kasey) of Salem, OH, Shawn of Bainbridge, GA, Danielle (Gary) Allen of Richland, WA, Wesley (Michelle) of Mechanicstown, OH, Jake (Angela) of Salem, OH, and Tiffany (Craig) Randolph of Lakeland, FL; five siblings, Lindsay (Diane) Carroll, Rose (Robert) Branham, James Carroll, Suzette (Ted) Harrison, and Brenda Siaweleski; nineteen grandchildren, Bryce, Branden, Jasmin, Peyton, Ruby, Eva, Hadley, Logan, Hudson and McKenna Marshall, Aiden, Brooklynn, Britan, Briella, and Braxton Allen, Gavin and Carter Randolph and Dylan Robinson, Jayden Robinson; so many nieces and nephews, and devoted family and friends.

Belinda was a faithful member of the Columbiana Church of Christ. Her home away from home was at the Avalon Family Restaurant in Hanoverton where she had been employed in recent years. Her faith and her community kept her grounded in what matters most in life. She loved campfires and movies while sharing those experiences with her loved ones. She was a True Crime fan before it was cool.

She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Arthur "Gene" Carroll.

Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Friday, December 2, 2022, with a funeral service promptly starting at Noon at the Columbiana Church of Christ, 191 OH-14, Columbiana, OH 44408.

She will be laid to rest at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton following the funeral.

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

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


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Abdu “Butch” Abraham, age 87, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in his home, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. He was born November 18, 1935 in Canton, OH to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Elliot) Abraham. Butch was an Army veteran and worked for Fleming Foods until his retirement in 2001. He also was a Little Leopard Football Coach for many years.

Butch is survived by his wife of 60 years, R. Rochelle Abraham; his daughter, Stephanie (Mathew) O’Neil; a son, Scott (Mary Ann) Abraham; two grandchildren, Madison and Lillian O’Neil; a brother, Dean (Marie) Abraham; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Helen Carnahan and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eva Foust and three brothers, Fred, Joe and Rick Abraham.

Funeral services will be 10am Monday morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 9-10am Monday morning at the funeral home. Butch will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Butch’s name, to the First Christian Church, 6900 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44721 or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Shirley L. Stauffenger, age 86, of Alliance, passed away at her home on November 23, 2022.

She was born March 12, 1936 in Alliance, Ohio Ralph and Mabel (Hartzell) Bichsel.

A graduate of Alliance High School, Shirley attended Beauty School. She formerly worked at Ohio Bell and as a Beautician.

Survivors include her son, Johnny Stauffenger and her niece, Susan Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Duane and Bruce, and her infant daughter, Kathy.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 2nd at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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

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


Dorothy Mae Patrick, 93, of Hubbard, OH passed away November 27, 2022 surrounded by her family.
Dorothy was born on February 25, 1929 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie Balzic.
She was a Hubbard High School graduate and a member of St. John’s Orthodox Church in Hermitage. She enjoyed reading, shopping, and flowers. Most of all she loved going to family functions and watching her grandson’s sporting events.
Dorothy will be deeply missed by her loving children, Thomas Patrick, Jan (Bob) Easton, and Bill (Mary Ann) Patrick; grandchildren, Bob, Mattatha, and Billy; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Marisol; sister, Joan Chuba; brother, John Balzic; and her cat Pepsi.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Thomas Patrick; and her brother, George Balzic.
Family and friends may visit from 10:30-11:30AM at St. John’s Orthodox Church, located at 3180 Morefield Road in Hermitage, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:30AM at the church.
Burial will take place at St. John’s Orthodox Cemetery.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com


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“Together Again”

Marilyn J. Shearer, age 84, of Canton, OH passed away Monday, November 28, 2022. She was born August 19, 1938 in Canton, OH to the late Charles and Ardell (Peffer) Washburn. She was a 1956 graduate of Louisville High School. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “L.C.” Shearer in 1990. They were married in 1968 and enjoyed many wonderful years together. They enjoyed playing golf and tennis at Alliance Country Club and many winters in Florida together. Marilyn lived in Florida for 10 years before moving back to Canton. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert D. Washburn and two nephews, Robert J. Washburn and Craig Washburn.

Marilyn will be laid to rest, beside her husband, at a private graveside service in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.


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Salem - Bonnie Syx Finch, age 78, of Salem, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born on May 13, 1944, in Alliance, the daughter of the late Harold Syx and Doris Faloon Syx Gobely.

Bonnie graduated from West Branch High School and was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Beloit, as well as several different Bible study groups. She received her B.S. in secondary business education and vocational business from Youngstown State University, and then obtained her masters in math from Ohio University. Bonnie had worked as a business teacher at Swiss Hills Career Center in Woodsfield, OH for twenty-six years and was active in her teacher’s union where she had served as treasurer. She enjoyed mentoring new teachers and was proud that she was able to take several students to compete at both state and national competitions. Bonnie had also served as an advisor for the Business Professionals of America. She retired from teaching to spend time with her beloved grandchildren. She loved attending their various sporting and extracurricular activities. Bonnie enjoyed reading, crafts, crocheting, painting, sewing quilts, and making clothes for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Delmer Paul Finch, whom she married on April 29, 1967. Together, they had three sons, William Paul (Patricia) Finch of Uniontown, OH, Kevin Michael (Stacey) Finch of Clayton, OH, and Andrew Shawn (Sarah) Finch of Columbiana. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Addison Rebecca Finch, and Devon Shawn Finch.

Bonnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ann Finch.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Allen R. Kahler officiating.

Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Knox Twp.

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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Catherine B. “Katie” Mitchell, age 91, of Alliance, died Thursday, November 24, 2022 while vacationing in Wilmington, North Carolina.

She was born February 24, 1931 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania to Guy W. Barger and Bernice (Gilliland) Barger.

A 1948 graduate of Sewickley High School in Pennsylvania, Katie graduated from Indiana State Teacher’s College in Indiana, PA.

After their marriage, Katie and her late husband Mitch moved to Alliance in 1957, and made it their lifelong home.

She worked as Office Manager with her husband, Lawrence N. Mitchell, DPM, and was a prior director of First United Presbyterian Nursey School for fifteen years.

A member since 1957 of First United Presbyterian Church, Katie served as an Elder and Deacon.

She enjoyed woodworking, gardening, line-dancing and spending time with her family and friends.

She will be loved and missed by her family, including her son, Larry (Jennie) Mitchell of Salem; two daughters, Sandy M. SierraValle and Cathy A. Mitchell both of Alliance; three granddaughters, Mandy (Tim), Abby and Cassie; one great-granddaughter, Tori (Eric); two great-great-granddaughters, Sophia and Demi; and many nieces and nephews.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence N. “Mitch” Mitchell, whom she married February 27, 1954, and who died November 15, 2010; two brothers, Edward L. Barger and William G. Barger, one sister, Betty B. DePalma, and one nephew, Ed Barger.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at First United Presbyterian Church, 265 W. Beech St. Alliance, OH 44601 with Rev. Lynn Shetzer officiating.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 265 W. Beech St. Alliance OH 44601.

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


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Benjamin David Hotchkiss, age 34, passed away on November 12, 2022.

He was born on May 22, 1988, in Canton, to David and Beth (Wilson) Hotchkiss.

Ben attended Kent State University. He worked as a landscaper for Scott Cully and a produce assistant manager at Acme. He was a member of Union Avenue United Methodist Church. Ben enjoyed soccer and swimming and participated in the robotics club while in high school. Most of all he loved hiking, being outdoors and creating art.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents; his grandmother, Carole Wilson; his sister, Abby (Byron) Hills; nieces and nephew, Tristan, Avarie, and Evalyn Hills; many aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Sam Erchick, Aaron Sweitzer, Andrew Spaner, and Jordan Miller.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jerry Wilson, Robert Hotchkiss and Virginia Hotchkiss.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Goodwill Industries, Inc. PO Box 791084 Baltimore, MD 21279.

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



Dennis Howard McBride, 78, of Austintown, passed away on Wednesday evening, November 23, 2022 at The Hospice House, after enduring a battle with cancer in the best way that he knew how. Affectionately known as Denny, he was born on November 19, 1944, in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a lifelong area resident and a 1962 graduate of Chaney High School. Among his many valued roles throughout his life, he was first a dedicated son to his beloved parents, the late Robert and Dorothy (Landahl) McBride, whom he lost far too early in his young life. At that time, the late Sam and Virginia Walden, Denny’s Aunt and Uncle, took a large role in guiding and sharing his life, making memories and helping to pass on the McBride traditions. Dennis was broken-hearted when preceded in death by his soulmate, Columba “Marie” McBride (Martucci) on October 20th, 2021. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth (Sandra) McBride of Tuscan, Arizona.
Dennis is survived by his oldest brother Richard (Amy) McBride of Campwood, Texas; his devoted and loving children, Shirlee (Tony) Stiles, Michael (Erica) McBride and Robinette (Brian) McCormick, whom Dennis was an amazing role model and provider; his grandchildren April (Ryan) Ross, Anthony Stiles, Brynn and Carlyn McCormick, Collin McBride and Brayden Villnave with whom he was encouraging, supportive and proud of; his great grandchildren Connor and Rylee Matasy, John, Maximus and Ellee Ross, who he affectionately adored; his in-laws, Anthony (Karon) Martucci and Patrick (Marge) Martucci with whom he shared so many family memories; his nieces and nephews; Tonetta (Mike) Knight, Steve Martucci, Mark (Heather) McBride, Todd McBride, Jeffrey (Jesus) McBride, Kenneth (Vicki) McBride, along with so many more family and friends both near and far that he held so close to his heart. Dennis cherished every family memory. He was a kind, selfless, gentle man and his family saw his smile as reflection of the huge amount of love that he carried in his heart. Prior to dedicating himself to raising his children and being his family’s rock, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Dennis was stationed at NAVFAC Cape Hatteras during the Vietnam War as a Petty Officer Third Class; Sonar Technician. After serving his four years in the Navy, Dennis returned home and soon met Marie, whom he would often describe as the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. They then began their relationship that withstood almost 55 years. During their marriage, he was the provider for his wife and children, often working numerous jobs throughout the years. Dennis retired from General Motors in 2008, where he enjoyed his position as a technical instructor, electrician and WEMER (Welding Electrical Maintenance Repair.) Dennis was an avid believer in further education and challenging his mind, which led him to his next adventure of being a founding member and mentor for high school students in Robotics. He was extremely proud of his student’s progress at Girard High School and the program’s evolution and achievements. Dennis grew his faith and was a devoted member of Our Lady of Hungry, until it was unable to remain open. He then became a member of Holy Apostles Parish (SS. Peter and Paul Church), where he was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, a Eucharistic Minister and a Certified Lay Minister of prayer. He volunteered his time performing these various roles in the church and his community. This faith, is what gave him the strength to be a compassionate caregiver for his late wife as she battled Parkinson’s. He enjoyed experiences and making memories while vacationing to new places or camping with his family, baking braided Easter bread, coffee excursions, carrying on the holiday traditions of cutting down a Christmas tree yearly and baking “Tom the Turkey”. He especially enjoyed being an ever present spectator at a myriad of sporting events for his grandchildren and participating in their various hobbies. His children cherished his devotion and commitment to his family, his kind and caring nature, his wise demeanor and affectionately referred to him as “MacGyver” for his creative ability to solve most anything. His family always knew they could count on him and he would and will continue to walk beside them through life’s experiences. Thank you to the staff at The Hospice House, for comforting Dennis and guiding his family through this most difficult time. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 10am, at St. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44510. The family will receive relatives and friends from 9:00am - until the time of service. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Hospice House in his memory at 9803 Sharrott Drive, Youngstown, Ohio 44514 or Girard High School Robotics Team at 1244 Shannon Road, Girard, Ohio 44420, attention to Joe Jeswald. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lane funeralhomes.com. Dennis’ final resting place will be with his wife at Lake Park Cemetery.


On November 18th, 2022, Jayne Westover Zetterquist passed away peacefully in her sleep with the love of her life of 50 years, Eric 'Swede' Zetterquist, by her side.

Jayne was born April 11th, 1941, in Lisbon, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ralph Westover and Alma (Andreatta) Burgoon. She attended Warren G. Harding High School and then her passionate, caring nature took her to Youngstown State University for Nursing School. While attending YSU, she joined the work force at Packard Electric where she proudly worked and retired after 32 years. She contributed to many charities including the United Way, Warren Family Mission, Salvation Army, and St. John’s Lutheran Church.

What made Jayne smile most was family gatherings, hanging by the pool, out-smarting everyone at Wheel of Fortune, and making sure everyone ate good 'foodie'. She made such an impact on others with her keen mind, witty sense of humor, and heart of gold that her name, Jayne, wasn't always the name she was called; as a name doesn't just represent who the person is, when it means so much as she did to so many.
The Matriarch, Sugar, Mom/Momma, Little Mother, Gram/Gammy/Grammy/GM, Meme, Sissy, The G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time), and Big Time are all names that she represented to the fullest and felt lovingly privileged to be called. But her greatest accomplishment and what she was most proud of were her 5 children and the legacy she created that will continue to prosper in her honor.

Jayne is survived by her loving husband Eric 'Swede' Zetterquist, Children: Mark (Kathy) Huston of Cortland, OH, Tracy (Gary) Huston-Newsome of Warren, OH, Christine Scott-Miterko of Champion,OH, Margaret (Phillip) Scott-Woodyard of Champion, OH, Marilyn (Jay) Scott-Hunziker of Indiana. 13 Grandchildren: Ashley Christie, Taylor Huston, Christian Woodyard, Michael Miterko, Aaron Huston, Jordyn (Jared) Wazelle, Mitchell Miterko, Rachell Miterko, Hailey Hunziker, Christopher Woodyard, Hannah Hunziker, Jack Hunziker, and Jace Hunziker. 3 Great grandchildren: Vincent Melillo, Julena Melillo, and Jaxon Wazelle. Life-long friend Helen Housel-Bassin, Sister-in-law Dianna Westover, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, cherished friends, along with her adorable Yorkie Poochie Poo, Cher.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother Wayne 'Boo Boo' Westover, sister Jean Westover Garvin, brothers Allen Westover and Lynn Westover.

Visiting hours will be Sunday December 4, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr NE, Warren, OH 44483. A Catholic funeral will be held 10 AM December 5, 2022, at St. Mary's Church, 232 Seneca Ave NE, Warren, OH 44481, with the burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, N. Leavitt Rd NW, Champion, OH 44485. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.


Wayne L. Clagett, age 69, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022, after an extended illness. He was born December 13, 1952, in Warren, Ohio, the son of Josephine (Gurella) and Hugh Clagett. Wayne graduated from Howland High School in 1970 and was formerly employed by the Western & Southern Insurance Co. He and his wife later owned and operated the Fractured Prune Donut Shop in Howland, where they worked alongside their sons. Patrons and friends will remember Wayne for his lighthearted candor, knowing smile and quirky demeanor. A dauntless ‘people-person,’ he would always stop to chat with a friend or stranger.
Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family and proudly supported his sons as they competed in baseball, basketball, and soccer in their youth. An avid sports fan, he loved all his Ohio teams, especially the Cleveland Browns, and spent many years playing softball locally (alongside his brother and brother-in-law). Outside of sports, Wayne enjoyed boating, golfing, water-skiing, playing cards and camping, as well as beach trips with his family. He spent a good portion of his recreational time relaxing at Clearwater Beach, his favorite vacation spot.
He is survived by his wife, the former Wendy Morris with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. He leaves behind sons Wayne A. and Neil (Jena Dadisman) Clagett and grandson Jordan Clagett; brother, Brian Clagett (Debbie Boyer); and sister-in-law Karen Shimborske. His nephews include Thomas and Michael Clagett, Edward (Jennie) and Micah (Amanda) Shimborske, and niece, Megan (John) Cook. He also had three honorary grandchildren, Zechariah, Gabrielle and Isabella Dadisman.
Calling hours will be held 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483 with funeral service to follow at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Any Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/?form=alz_donate.


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Tracey Marie Manion, 61, of Salem, OH, transitioned peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 4:57PM, with her family by her side.



A Celebration of Life Gathering to honor, " Our dear mama, sister, aunt and friend" on December 3, 2022, 5 to 8 PM at the Salem Eagles Club (1884 North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, Ohio 44460)




Tracey was born March 13, 1961, in Louisville, KY to Wilbert Lee and LInda Ray Manion, Jr.




Tracey moved to Salem, OH in the 1990’s, when her mother relocated for her job with American Standard. Tracey loved her childhood home in Louisville, KY, where she returned often to visit. She was well known, here in Salem, by many people who frequented Speedway, where she worked for over 20 years. Tracey, an avid pool player participated in the APA Pool League for 8 and 9 ball for many years. She also had a great love for the holidays, and enjoyed watching Christmas movies. Her greatest love was her family. Tracey held a very special place in her heart for children, especially her nieces and nephews whom she helped raise like her own.




She was preceded in death by her father, mother, aunts- Carol Sherrod, Barbara Jordan; Uncles- Tommy Manion and Pinky.





She is survived by her 4 brothers: Tommy D. Manion of Louisville, KY; Anthony “Tony” Manion, of Salem, OH; Todd E. Manion of Louisville, KY and Troy F. (Glenda) Manion of Round Rock, TX; half brother Dominic M. Bearthfield, Bude, MS; aunt Willie Pearl Manion of Louisville, KY; as well as a “Son in her heart” Jimmie DuBose of Salem, OH. She also leaves to cherish her memories to her nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.




Services were held at 4501 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218. There will be a wake on Friday November 25, from 5-7PM. She will be laid to rest on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 10 AM with burial at Louisville Memorial Cemetery.


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Ronnie Lee Summers, 55, of Salem, died on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Salem North HealthCare,
Salem. He was born October 10, 1967 in Alliance, Son of the late Ronald and Sally (Haldeman)
Summers. Ronnie has lived in varies locations but most recently lived in Alliance. He tried to stay close
to his family but his work sometimes took him to varies cities to live. He was a person who enjoyed
spending time outdoors in nature. Many of his hobbies included fishing, water skiing, sky diving, and
over a thousand hours of flying as a private pilot. Ronnie was talented in many areas from being a
airplane mechanic, working on cars, concrete finisher, drywall finisher, and many other things in
between. When he needed a place to relax you would find him on a beach. He is survived by his
siblings, Kellie Ann Norman of Georgetown, SC. Shelley Summers of Las Vegas, NV. And John
Summers of Alliance, Ohio.


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Carolyn Bailey, 87 passed away Saturday November 26, 2022 at Aultman Hospital, after a brief Illness. Carolyn was born in Canfield Ohio on June 4th 1935 to Norval and Fannie Salsgiver. She spent most of her life in the Alliance/Sebring area. Carolyn spent most of her time and energy on her greatest legacy, her family. She had 9 children, 29 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She was an encourager, spending a lot of time communicating and encouraging her family through her "many" social media accounts. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ron (2014), her son Jerry (2016) and her grandson Jordan (2008), her brothers Harold, Bob, Ralph and Jim Salsgiver and her sister Linda Slimmer. She is survived by her brothers Ray, Jack and George Salsgiver and her sister Sandra Sanetrik. Carolyn retired from Sparkle Markets in Alliance. Carolyn loved people and was a giver.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in her name. Carloyn's favorite charities were Sylvania Hills Baptist Church (Sylvania Hills Pa.) Wounded Warrior Project, St Judes Hospital, Local Police charities.
Services will be held Thursday December 1,2022 at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave, Sebring Ohio 44672. Calling Hours 5:00-7:00 PM Funeral at 7:00 PM with her sons, Derrick Bailey and Rev Michael Bailey officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Carolyn's service will be live streamed on the funeral home website and 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


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Dorothy J. Oesch, 90, of Salem, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was born September 29, 1932 in Salem, daughter of the late Steve and Emily Cibula.

She is survived by her children, Brenda Spencer (Bob), Ricky Yoder, Ronald G. Yoder Jr. (Michelle); grandchildren, Drake Yoder, Kyle Shonce, Jake Yoder, Adam Shonce, Amber Yoder, and Kolt Jackson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald G. Yoder, Sr. who passed away in 1972; her husband, Elmer Oesch, of 42 years, and her brother, Steve Cibula.

Dorothy was a member of Emmanual Lutheran Church. She enjoyed going to country western concerts, camping at Paradise Lake in their camper, doing craft shows and flea markets. She was an Elvis fan and visited Graceland on more than one occasion. Dorothy had a cookbook collection and always tried new recipes using her family as the guinea pigs. She will be dearly missed.

Family and friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Stark Memorial.

A funeral service will be held for Dororthy at 12 Noon Thursday, at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating. She will be laid to rest at 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.

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

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

 

 

 

Dorothy G. Gregory, 92, passed away Thursday November 24, 2022 at Trumbull Memorial Medical Center.

Dorothy was born on February 13, 1930, in Warren, OH a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Pabin.

She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and worked as a legal secretary. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren.

Dorothy will be deeply missed by her sons, Stanley (Janet) Gregory, Tom (Kathleen) Gregory, David Gregory, and Kevin (Alice) Gregory; grandchildren, Kathryn, Melissa, Kelly, tommy, Brandon, Michael, Kris, David, and Rachelle; and great-grandchildren, Mason, Amelia, Braydon, Madison, and Elijah.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Stanley Gregory whom she married on September 27, 1952 and who passed on July 25, 2004; her son, Mark Gregory; and brother Thomas Pabin.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2022 at 12:00PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren.

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



Vera June Selitski, 91, of Austintown, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, surrounded by family.

Vera was born June 10, 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio, and was the daughter of John and Ada (Hughes) Hart.

Vera was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her family. She was full of life and loved to laugh, dance, and was very generous. She enjoyed home shopping on QVC, scratch off lottery tickets, jigsaw puzzles and old movies.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her parents, and her siblings, Ada, Elizabeth, Robert, John, Elsie, and Mary.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Linda (Brian) Jenkins; her grandchildren Dan (Karen Towne) Pratt and Lindsey Pratt; and her great grandchildren Ben and Nora Pratt.

A private celebration of life will be held.



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Wilbert Sadler “Butch” Mitchell Jr. 62 of Salem, died at 4:35 PM Thursday, November 24, 2022, at his home.

 

He was born in Lawrence County, Pa., the son of the late Wilbert Sadler and Barbara Diane (Swiger) Mitchell Sr.

 

Wilbert moved back to the area in July from Pennsylvania. It made it easier to spend time with the grandchildren and close family. He learned over his life how to do many things. A very mechanically minded allowing him to work on his vehicles and help others as well. His knowledge of construction and remodeling was always handy to where he could have built a whole house.

 

Wilberts work over the years kinda followed his talents. He had been a window installer, roofer, all types of construction work, he drove truck, farm work as well as working at the mushroom farm in North Lima.

 

He had a click of friends he stayed close with, sharing stories and just plain talking. In his younger years, the Gin Mill was a favorite stomping spot of his. In the more recent years, a bit more laid back, relaxing, partaking of some of natures herbs to feel better.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Timm) Mitchell of Salem, his children of Salem; Lisa Mitchell, Jamie (William) Long, Heather Mitchell (his care giver) and Joseph Mitchell, eleven grandchildren, siblings Jeffery Mitchell and Kimberly Mitchell of Pennsylvania.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by an infant daughter; Christy Mitchell.

 

There will be no services at this time. The family has planned to have a gathering in the near future.

 

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


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Delbert C Watkins was born on May 8, 1944 to James and Mary Watkins of Somerset Kentucky. He left this world on November 22nd, 2022.

He was a self-taught mechanic and had his own trucking business for many years driving all over the United States.

Delbert had two brothers, Ed and Leon and three sisters, Eva, Betty and Elva. His parents and all of his siblings except for Eva have proceeded him in death.

He has three daughters from his first marriage, Teresa (Alan) Early, Debbie (Garry) Stephens and Michelle (Rob) Lozier. He has five children from his marriage to Eva; Melisha (James) McAlister, Ron (Lisa) Moore, Bob Moore, Michelle (Joe) Acierni, and Tammy (John) Connell. He also adopted two of his grandchildren, Dc Watkins and Mary Watkins. Eva and Delbert were married for 34 years before she went home to be with the Lord in 2018. He has too many grandkids to name one by one and a host of great grandkids as well.

He loved to fish, fix things, grow plants, loved his family and his dogs. He will be greatly missed.

There will be a graveside service on Monday, November 28th at 12:00 PM at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio.


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Joanne Harrold, age 89, of Columbiana, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022 at her home.

She was born on October 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Paul and Eugenia Petas Halikias.

Joanne worked as a cook for Columbiana School District and was a member of St. John The Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church, Boardman. She was a member of Columbiana Garden and Craft Club, Philoptochos, The Daughters of Penelope and enjoyed cooking, crafts, traveling and taking tickets at the football games.

Her spouse, Thomas Harrold, whom she was married to for 35 years, preceded her in death in 1991.

Joanne is survived by her children, Virginia (David) Spatholt of Columbiana, Joanne (William) Noble of Lake Milton, Paula (Nick) Dilisio of Snellville, GA, Tom Harrold of North Olmsted and Mary (Jason) Calinger of Columbiana; four grandchildren, David (Rebecca) Spatholt of Cincinnati, Alexzandra Ramachandran of Cincinnati, Marissa Dilisio of Cleveland, Samantha Dilisio of Snellville, GA; two great grandchildren, Rosalind Spatholt and Thomas Spatholt; .

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Spiro Halikias.

Private services were held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Father Constantin Ursache officiating.

Burial followed in Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Columbiana Athletic Boosters-Stadium Renovations c/o 700 Columbiana Waterford Rd. 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
 

 

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East Palestine - Jack E. Cook, Sr., age 87, of East Palestine, passed peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Hospice House, Poland.

He was born on December 27, 1934, in Climax, PA, a son of the late Samuel and Annabelle Boyer Cook.

Jack was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War and was a member of the East Palestine George F. McBane Post #31 American Legion, and the East Palestine Edward L. McGuchin Post #4579 VFW. He had worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube for thirty years before working as an “Oversized Load” escort for Snowflake Escort Service. Jack was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting and fishing, especially fishing at Lake Erie. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed watching professional wrestling. Mostly, Jack enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked traveling with his wife and watching his grandchildren’s various sporting activities. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

His wife, Nancy McGinnis Cook, whom he married on September 19, 1959, preceded him in death on September 23, 2020.

Jack is survived by his two daughters, Dena (Tobin) Hill of Hurst, TX, and Marcy Cook of East Palestine; two sons, Lundy Cook of East Palestine, and Jack (Tabitha) Cook, II of East Palestine; two sisters, Anna Mae Bish of Distant, PA, and Linda Cook of Front Royal, VA; three grandchildren, Lesley Light of Hurst, TX, Cheyenne Cook of East Palestine, and Colton Cook of East Palestine. Also surviving are his two great grandchildren, Kadyn Bailey, and Brooklynn Light.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Faith Millinon, Nancy Williams, and Barbara Hargrove, and by two brothers, Dewayne Cook, and Robert Cook.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Services will be held on Wednesday, at 7:00 pm at the funeral home with, Pastor Jeff Schoch officiating.

Burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 11:00 am where military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House.

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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Ronald H. Heames, 99, passed away Monday morning, August 1, 2022.

Ron was born on May 27, 1923 in Niles, OH a son of the late Harold and Violet Black Heames.

Mr. Heames was a 1940 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, and briefly attended NYU. He was a decorated platoon sergeant of the 104th Infantry Division serving in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany during World War II.

He was Vice President of Superior Printing, retiring in 1991. An avid golfer, he was a former member of and past president of Bristol Country Club, and past member of Trumbull Country Club.

He was a volunteer at the Butler Institute of American Art and enjoyed researching collections and creating signage among other activities. He volunteered with the naturalist program in Geauga County, was a very active supporter of his class 1940, organizing reunions and writing and mailing newsletters to classmates across the country.

On August 7, 1942, Ron married Aileen Rose, his classmate and high school sweetheart. They were ardent travelers throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. This loving marriage lasted 60 years until Aileen’s passing May 14,2002.

He is survived by his daughters, Jan Johnson and Cindy Derr, with whom he made his home; grandchildren, Michelle, Chelsie, Kasey, and Abigail; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Landon, Elise, Liam, Shane, Ryan, and Mila.

He was preceded in death by Aileen, brother Robert; sister, Violet; and son Ron on September 28, 2021.
Per Ron’s wishes, private military service was held at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

It was Mr. Heames wish that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave. Youngstown, OH 44502.

The family would like to thank all the caring and compassionate people at Traditions Health Hospice.

How lucky we are to be this sad to say goodbye.

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

 

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Jonathan Paul (JP) Snyder, 54, of Yoder, IN and of Mineral Ridge passed away Sunday July 31, 2022, unexpectedly at his home in Yoder, IN. Jonathan was born September 27, 1967, in Youngstown, the son of David and Mary (Kirtos) Snyder. A 1986 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, JP was a standout defensive end football player.

He was a member of the 1985 ICL team and named the Trumbull County player of the year. He was also named to the Ohio State Honorary team. He attended Youngstown State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Management online. JP began his career with General Motors working for a subcontractor before becoming the paint manager with General Motors in Lordstown and then transferring to Indiana as the maintenance manager of the body shop.

JP was a man of faith who mentored youth not only in church but also on the football field, where he was well known for his “punisher shirt.” He coached his sons and countless others in various sports and was a role model to many. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed target shooting.

He was the #1 Steelers Fan. Jonathan leaves his wife, the former Kristen Koker, whom he married September 10, 1994, two sons, Kai (Abbey) and Jacob (Shauna) Snyder, his honorary son Mason Fales, his mother Mary Snyder, brother Steven (Teresa) Snyder, sister Deborah (Patrick) Williams, father-in-law Leonard Koker, special nephews and nieces, and his faithful canine companion Buck. He was preceded in death by his father David Snyder, grandparents Steve and Martha Kirtos and his mother-in-law Sandra Koker.

Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 on Friday August 5, 2022, at the Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel, where a celebration of life will be held at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to Healthy Hearts and Paw Project, 384 Collar Price Road, Brookfield, Ohio 44403, or a charity of your choice. JP’s family would encourage you to wear your favorite Steelers gear to his celebration of life! Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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Beverly Ann (Wilson) Edwards, 86, died on July 28, 2022, at Continuing Health Care at The Ridge. She was born in Girard, Ohio, to Ernest and Alma (Morrow) Wilson on December 7, 1935. She was employed as an aide at Northside Maternity, Briarfield, and Shepherd of the Valley Homes, retiring from the baker at the Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe in 1998. From 1949 to 2007, she enjoyed roller skating with her family, and husband, James Edwards, along with traveling all but five states viewing the sights. She was a member of the Four Mile Run and Greenford Christian churches. Besides her husband, James E. Edwards, of 64 years, she leaves four children, James, John (Andrea), and Bobbie Ann (Dave) Wissinger – all of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Bonnie (John) Bartholic, of Leesburg, VA; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren – all in Colorado, Arizona, and Virginia; and a sister, Carol Foster. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Kiefer.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel, to celebrate the passing of her spirit on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM, followed by cremation of the human body. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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AUSTINTOWN-Harold G. Baringer, 92, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1930 in Ohltown, Ohio, a son of Leroy and Edith (Smith) Baringer. Harold was employed by Sherwin-Williams Paints, retiring February 28, 2009. He was a 1948 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and had attended Youngstown State University. Harold served his country during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 with Army Intelligence as a member of the 2nd Infantry Division. Harold was a life time member of Ohltown United Methodist Church, where he served as Treasurer of the Trustees for many years.

He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter No. 137, where he was the Treasurer for over 11 years. Harold loved to play golf and enjoyed playing cards and putting together Jigsaw puzzles. He also enjoyed watching football, particularly The Ohio State Buckeyes but his greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Harold is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Sheryl A. Gibson, whom he married February 18, 1978; his son, Randal (Jennifer) Baringer of Shaker Heights; his daughters, Deborah (Michael) McGarrey of LaQuinta, CA and Denise (Bill) Antal of Austintown; his grandchildren, William Baringer, Sarah Baringer, Hannah Antal and Hayley Antal; his great-granddaughter, Aubrey Baringer and his cousin Eleanor Sattler of Canfield.

Besides his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Baringer and his sister, Letha Baringer. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Ohltown United Methodist Church, followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be given to Southern Care Hospice, 970 Windham Court, Suite 9, Yo., OH 44512 or to Ohltown United Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Rd., Mineral Ridge, OH 44440. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

 

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Frank Shugarts, 89, died peacefully at his home on July 30, 2022.

Born on November 16, 1932, in Clearfield, Pa. He graduated from Clearfield High School in 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force before pursuing a degree in Engineering from Penn State. He raised a family and retired from Wean Industries in 1990. Frank was also an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, and a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He will be remembered for his quick wit and endless affection for his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ann (Hill); Sisters, Janet Shugarts of Warren, OH, Joyce Undercofler of Woodlawn, PA; 4 sons, Daniel Shugarts, Tim McElravy (Kammie), Tom McElravy (Lorraine), Frank Shugarts (Darlah); 3 daughters, Elaine Shugarts, Cindy Harakal (Rodney), Susan Shugarts; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, G. Frederick and Naomi (Wilsoncroft); 4 brothers, John, Ken, William and Robert; 3 sisters, Betty Railing, Mabel Kruczek, and Dessie Conrad.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. A private service will be held on August 3, 2022. Family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Madasz Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Marjorie Louise Greenwalt Griffing, age 89, of Warren passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2022. She was born on June 24, 1933, to the late Dewey and Retta Simons Greenwalt. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dick Griffing; son, Bob Griffing, parents; brothers, Jim, Dick, Ray, and Kenny Greenwalt.

Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she could be found camping, bowling, and crafting. She was a volunteer in the community serving the American Red Cross, Brookfield Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, and the Warren Emblem Club #397.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Martha) Griffing, Dave (Wanda) Griffing, Dennis Griffing, and Patty (Mike) Perrino, 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Joan (Marv) Fosaaen; also, several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday August 4, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Interment will be held at Crown Hill Burial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Columbiana - Joseph “Joe” DiPanfilo, age 94, of Columbiana, died on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Hospice House, Poland.

He was born on July 21, 1928, in Leetonia, son of the late Joseph and Anna Fiucci DiPanfilo.

Joe had worked as a Cupula Tender for Columbiana Foundry and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

His wife, Theresa R. DiPanfilo, whom he married on July 2, 1949, preceded him in death on, January 5, 2008.

Joe is survived by his two daughters, Cheri (Doug) Taylor of Salem and Christine Fish of Columbiana; a sister, Mary Altomare of San Diego, CA; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Christopher) Calfee of Bradenton, FL and Laura (Vince) DeGenaro of Pinckney, MI; two great grandchildren, Taylor and Brandon Calfee and many Nieces and Nephews.

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

Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Calvary Cemetery, .

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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George Somogynari, age 102 passed away peacefully Saturday, July 29, 2022. He was born on April 19, 1920, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Louis F. and Elizabeth Dubois Somogyvari. He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Geraldine R. Mizner Somogynari; parents; siblings, Paul Somgynari, Bertha Somogyvari, Irma Freeman, Julia Slingley, Mary Somogynari, and Rose Krevjko.

George will be remembered by his family as an awesome man, loved and adored by those who knew him. He filled his life with love and happiness with his late wife Geraldine who he married on January 12, 1946. He proudly served his country during WWII in Italy defending our freedoms. After returning George worked for 37 ½ years at Republic Steel and later worked for Mellott Construction.

He was a member of the VFW and wore his WWII Veteran hat with pride and honor. He was a former baseball player and umpire who loved to watch the Indians and Browns play. George was also a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club, where he won championships playing horseshoes and shuffleboard. He scored his first hole in one at the young age of 90. Cortland Methodist Church was his home church for many years, where he worshiped and fellowshipped.

He is survived by his children, Jane (Ben) Trask of Cortland, OH, and Gerald (Dora) Somogynari of Clarksville, TN; numerous grandchildren; several great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; siblings, Margaret Rosenburger, and Helen Zadenjaski and numerous other family members.

Funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. Cortland, OH 44410. Calling hours will be held prior at the funeral home from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Inurnment will be held at Hillside Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
 

 

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Hilliard - Corleen "Sue" Sayers, age 74, of Hilliard, died on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Avita Health System - Galion Hospital, Galion.

She was born on February 7, 1948, in Salem, daughter of the late Edwin and Julia Warrick Conkle.

Sue had worked as an EMT. She enjoyed horse shows, animals and loved her family.

Her husband, Millard Lee Sayers, whom she married on August 24, 1968, preceded her in death on, January 5, 1979.

Sue is survived by her son, Thomas (Missy Basinger) Sayers of Hilliard; a daughter, April Joy (Timothy Shea) Sayers of Weirton, WV; two sisters, Gloria (John) Simon of Johnstown and Darlene (Robert) Whitmore of Anderson, SC; six grandchildren, Tabby McLaughlin, Andrew McLaughlin, Kayla Thomas, Chelsey McLaughlin, Katelyn Thomas and Heaven Sayers and three great grandchildren, William Blakovich, Addison Smith and Anna Blakovich.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Sayers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and on Friday August 5, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://act.alz.org/donate

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

 

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Wanda Phyllis (Millhone) Schmucker, 78, of Louisville, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, after several years of declining health. She was born June 29, 1944, to Langdon and Leah Millhone in Canton, OH, and lived most of her life in Louisville, OH. Wanda graduated from Louisville Senior High in 1962 and married Merlin Schmucker Jr. on September 21, 1963, and they later renewed their vows on June 26, 1999. While she worked various jobs over the years, she was primarily a homemaker and focused on raising their three children. In her younger years, Wanda enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, and group exercise classes. In her later years, she had a fondness for cats and loved watching favorite classic movies. She gave back by volunteering at a local hospital and providing transportation for elderly members of the community. She was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville. Wanda was always there to lend a helping hand or listening ear. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Langdon and Leah Millhone, and her brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Elisabeth Millhone. She is survived by her brother, Horace “Sam” (Toni) Millhone of Bear River City, Utah; husband, Merlin Schmucker Jr. of Louisville; children, David (fiancée Lynette Alex) Schmucker of North Canton, Steven (Reynisa) Schmucker of Louisville, Debbie (Brian) Briggs of Uniontown; grandchildren Tess (Frances) Schmucker, Samantha (fiancé-Jake Miller) Schmucker, Kayyri (fiancé-Josh Fey) Valencia, Gage Briggs, and Logan Briggs.

Funeral services will be 10 am Monday morning at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Michael Grant officiating. Calling hours will be 2-4pm Sunday at the funeral home. Wanda will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
 

 

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Stephanie L. Duff, age 65, of Marlboro, passed away on July 25, 2022.

She was born on February 24, 1957 in Barberton, Ohio to Steve and Eileen Lazar.

Stephanie graduated from Barberton High School in 1975 and went on to work in the business and IT world. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, watching the Chicago Blackhawks and listening to her favorite musician, Michael Stanley. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her husband, children and grand-dogs.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dana L. Duff and daughters, Danielle (Nate) and Rachel (Kyle).

A private family service will be held.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in Stephanie’s memory to support the American Forestry.

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

 

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Salem - Jeanette Stecker, age 74, of Salem, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at her home.

She was born on February 10, 1948, in Salem, daughter of John and Helen Crooks Gillis.

Jeanette had worked as an LPN in home health care and was a cosmetologist for many years. She enjoyed working and was known to be kind, generous and hardworking, she loved her grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with her entire family.

Jeanette is survived by her husband, Donald Stecker; two daughters, Lisa (Wesley) Gorby of Leetonia and Renee Morrissey-Kacenski of Columbiana; her mother Helen Gillis; three sisters, Elaine (Vince) Hoover of Leetonia, Anita (Earl) Lancaster of Leetonia and Rosemarie (Don) Warner of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Thomas (Nancy) Gillis of Lancaster, SC and Christopher (Barbara) Gillis of Lisbon; six grandchildren, Amanda Custer, Sarah Custer, Aaron Kacenski, Jonathan Kacenski, Delaney Kacenski and Nia Chamberlain and two great grandchildren, Axel Wolfson and Freya Kacenski.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Gillis and her father John Gillis.

Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.

A 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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Gary L. Andres, 74, of Salem, passed away on July 25, 2022 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on August 12, 1947 in Salem, OH, to the late George and Mary (LaMonica) Andres.

Gary graduated from Salem High School in 1966, and served in the Air Force from 1966 - 1970. He was a Sergeant in the Air Force working as a Radar Repairman and stationed in the mountains of California. His last base was on Mount Umunhum Almaden Air Force Base. He later attended Kent State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Gary was a teacher at Beaver Local School District for 31 years, retiring in 2006.

Gary had numerous hobbies including Cleveland sports, politics, history and pop-culture. He was very passionate about cycling and enjoyed riding on the Greenway Bike Trail. Gary even received the 10,000 mile trophy for cycling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara Andres (Brooks), whom he married June 14, 1975; daughter Sara (David) Householder of Salem; son George (Emily) Andres of Boardman. He was known as "Poppy" to his adoring granddaughters, Julia Stockton, Brooke Stockton, and Lydia Andres. His family meant everything to him.

He is also survived by his siblings, Steve (Patti) Andres and David Andres, of Salem; and Carol (Bill) Holmes of Gainesville, Georgia.
Per Gary's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider monetary donations to the Salem High School Alumni Association

 

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David Alltop ("Dave"), born in Sharon, PA on November 23, 1942, to Oscar Alltop and Mildred Parish, passed away on July 27, 2022, from a cancer-related illness. Dave was a veteran and served active duty in the Navy as a Boilerman Petty Officer 2nd Class. After being he was honorably discharged, he served our country for six years in the Naval Reserves.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy, his mother, Millie, and his father, Oscar. He is succeeded in life by his sister Patty Dettmer (Dutch Dettmer), his sons, Bruce and Bryan, his daughters-in-law, Kirsten and Debbie, his five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The viewing will be held at Lane Funeral Home in Austintown from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, July 29, 2022. There will be a private grave side ceremony for family only. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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John Robert Switter, age 79 of Cortland, passed away July 24, 2022. He was born on April 12, 1943, to the late Ralph O. and Cecelia Clementz Switter. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Joan, Dolores, Rita, Rose Ann, Mary, and Marie; brothers, David, Gerald, and Charles.

John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a devoted friend. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1961, then served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He worked for General Electric for almost 40 years until his retirement.

In his spare time John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being in the outdoors. He was a member of the National Council of Corvette Clubs, and the Mahoning Valley Corvettes. He loved drag racing and working on his wife’s Corvette. In addition, he was a huge fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Emogene Cerny Switter; children, Renee (Albert) Pospisil of Cortland, and Daniel (Julia) Switter of Hollywood, FL; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christopher, and Riley; sisters, Karen (James) McManus of Alabama, Kate (Brian) McNeeley of Florida; brother, Bernard (Rose) Switter of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, your contributions to American Cancer Society will be appreciated.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM August 3, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. Cortland, OH 44410. Calling hours will be held prior from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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SALEM - Leonard "Lenny" E. Taylor, 74, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem. Lenny was born on June 30, 1948 in Waynesburg, PA, the son of the late Leonard and Madeline (Redman)Taylor.

Lenny retired as a pipe fitter from General Motors in 2008 after 38 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a member of the Salisbury Sportsman Club. Lenny enjoyed Hunting, fishing, and woodworking.

He is survived by two children, Robyn (Ladd) Crowl of Salem and Greg Taylor of Minerva; one granddaughter, Morgan Crowl; siblings, Patricia (Bob) Lauerman of Morristown, TN, Carol (Joe) Campbell of New Eagle, PA, Nelson Taylor of St. Petersburg, FL. He is also survived by two other brothers and one sister.

Besides his parents, Lenny was preceded in death by one brother.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Certified Celebrant Daniel P. Madden officiating.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Salisbury Sportsman Club, 24 West Hill Dr., Canfield, OH 44406

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary "Hugs from Home" program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

To view Lenny's obituary, send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 

 

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Ethel B. Hargas, age 96, of Canton, OH passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Born November 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Sedlak) Soltis.

Ethel was an avid Bridge player and was a member of the North Canton Elks and Eagles Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert in 2004, as well as 8 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her two daughters: Joyce (Ron Backur) Hargas and Denise (John) Lamm; and a grand-daughter Alison Lamm.

Per her request, cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place beside her husband in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com. Stier-Israel
 

 

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Gloria (Hawkins) Marteney, 96, of Sebring passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio. Gloria was born in Berlin Center, Ohio on March 22, 1926 the daughter of the late John and Mary (Tetlow) Hawkins and stepdaughter of Daniel Yoho. She was a graduate of Berlin Center High School.

Before moving to North Benton, Ohio, Gloria resided in Beloit, Ohio where she served as President of the PTO and organized the Beloit Village Gardeners. Gloria was a former member of the Damascus Garden Club, Alliance Senior Center, Berlin Center Historical Society and Berlin Center Silver Threads. She worked as a secretary for Hawkins Realty and had been a manager of Hawkins Lake. She served as a supervisor of dining services at Copeland Oaks.

Mrs. Marteney was an accomplished artist who loved to paint. In her later years, she and her husband operated "Hickory Crest" and participated in many craft shows, selling quality handmade items. Birds, homes and historical buildings were often the subjects of her work, but she was best known for her wooden replicas of old world Santas. Gloria was very proud to have been selected to participate in a prestigious show and showcase her work in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Gloria, along with her husband, loved to entertain, especially at Christmastime. They held holiday open houses for many years. She was an avid collector of Santa Clauses and loved showing off her collection and explaining their history. Mrs. Marteney also enjoyed Dr. Pepper, shrimp, bus trips, watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her children; Scott (Pam) Woolman of Frederick, Maryland and Sue (Douglas) Deas of Berlin Center, Ohio. Stepchildren A. James (Alice) Marteney of Powell, Ohio and Karen (Grant) Cully of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Six grandchildren; Lesley (Pat) Hill, Kim Watkins, Kerry (Brian) Beard, Abby (Shaun) Black, Kyle (Katie) Deas, Ashley (James) Plummer and many great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Marteney, in 2018, her brother, John Hawkins, her sister, Marilyn Schopp, and a stepdaughter, Sandra Marteney Wolpert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to:
North Benton Presbyterian Church
19070 North Benton West Rd.
North Benton, Ohio 44449

A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio with Pastor Herb Goetz officiating. A time of visitation will take place the hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio

 

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Alliance: Delbert Stine age 84, has gone to join our Lord on July 27th, 2022. He was born December 2, 1937, in Berkholdt, Ohio to Delbert Fred and Dorothy Stine. He was raised in Beloit, Ohio and graduated from Sebring High School. He married his high school sweetheart JoAnn Musselman. They raised two children, Delbert Stine and Monica (Joe) Sanders. After retiring from many years at Transue and Williams as a hammerman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Along with his daughter and son, he is survived by his grandchildren, Patrina Sanders and Priscilla (Garret) Knopp, sister Glenda (Phil) Sharp, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Delbert was preceded in death by his sister Grace Alice Arbogast.

A funeral service will be held Monday, August 1, 2022, at 12 p.m. at Dean's Funeral Home. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park. 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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Charlene was ushered “home” accompanied by holy angels to spend eternity with God on Wednesday, July 27th.

Charlene was born December 31, 1950, in Salem, Ohio and was the second child of Robert and Zelma Baird Atherton, who preceded her.

She was a devoted Christian and loving wife of Lee McGrath, whom she married January 25, 1969, who she felt blessed to share her life with. She also is survived by her children, Michael McGrath and grandchildren Brandy Nicol, Audrey Renee, Wyatt Lee Roy McGrath of Alliance and Ryan and Kristy (Zolton) McGrath of Liberty, MO., all of whom she dearly loved. A precious daughter, Nicol Leanne McGrath (18), died in 1994 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

She is also survived by sisters Carol Atherton and Claudia Ringwald of Alliance, Cathy (Bill) Wolfgang of Beloit. A brother, Tim Atherton and an aunt/stepmother Ruth Baird Atherton also preceded her.

Mrs. McGrath was a Stanley Home Products representative, an Avon lady, a clerk of Petit’s Meat Market, an Alliance High School cafeteria cashier, and was a nail technician which she enjoyed doing for 38 years.

She was a founding member of Southside Church of God in Alliance where she was active as a nursery worker, usher, Sunday School teacher, member of the trustees, on the leadership board, a Christs’ Crusaders teacher, small group leader and a member of the woman’s volleyball league for many years.

Mrs. McGrath enjoyed reading, crafting, gardening, decorative painting, walking, writing, and most importantly spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

She was a 1969 graduate of West Branch High School, Alliance Beauty College and was a former member of the Greater Canton Writer’s Guild and was a published author of several short stories and numerous poems. She was also a former member of the Alliance Quota Club.

For seven years Charlene and Lee were co-leaders of the Compassionate Friends, a child loss support group in Alliance. They were also involved as Community Friends for various international students at the University of Mount Union.

It was Charlene’s earnest prayer for everyone she loved and knew that God would become the most important person in their life and someday they would come join her in heaven!

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, July 30th at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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

 

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Columbiana - Billie Ann Shaffer, age 94, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on October 26, 1927, in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Earl and Pansy Brown Reese.

Billie graduated from The Rayen School of Youngstown and had worked as an automotive book keeper at several area car dealers. She was a member of the WAGOMs since high school. This was a group of school mates she graduated with, they met monthly for 60 years. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and eating with her group of Salem friends.

Her husband, Stanley Vinton Shaffer, whom she married on December 3, 1948, preceded her in death on, April 4, 2003.

Billie is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia (Dan) Wickline of Columbiana, Shelley (Michael Powers) Reash of Columbiana; eight grandsons, Brian Shaffer (Kelly Stanley) of Lisbon, Brett (Dawn) Wickline of Columbiana, Douglas (Michele) Shaffer of Columbiana, Ted (Jan) Wickline of Canton, Greg Wickline of New Springfield, Jeremy (Dana) Shaffer of Colorado Springs, CO, Kristopher (Chelsea) Reash of Columbiana, Timothy (Cait) Reash of Columbiana; twenty great grandchildren with one more on the way and seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Alan Shaffer; two brothers, Donald and James Reese and a sister, H. Virginia Sabo.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 4:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Patrick J. Smith officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.
 

 

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Donna W. Poniewasz, 76 of Warren, died Sunday morning at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Donna was born April 19, 1946 in Newton Falls, a daughter of the late Orville L. and Hazel I. (Ware) Wright and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1964 and went to work for Packard Electric from August 1964 until she retired in September of 1997.

Donna was a member of the former St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed gambling and going to casinos. She was an avid sports fan, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers. Donna loved to watch sports on TV and enjoyed watching Steph Curry play for Golden State. She was also an Elvis fan. Most importantly, Donna was very proud of her only son, Ron, and often bragged about him being a sports editor. She will be dearly missed by her son Ronald J. Poniewasz, Jr. of New Castle and her former husband, Ronald J. Poniewasz, Sr.

She also leaves her uncle, Bill Ware, cousins, R.J. Ware, Tiffany and Chad Poniewasz,Jeanie and Tim Poniewasz, Deborah and Goeffrey Gania, Tom and Denise Reed, Paul, Michael and Barbara Minehart, Melissa, John and Christa Grabowski, and former brother-in-law, John Poniewasz, Friends my call on Thursday at Lane Funeral Home,Robert-Clark Chapel, Warren from 10:00 am until 10:45 am, followed by a prayer service at 11:00 a.m.



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Lorna Ramsey, 97 of Lordstown died Sunday morning at her residence. She was born October 22, 1924 in Sugar Creek, WV, one of nine children born to the late John and Ollie (Holcomb) Skaggs. Lorna was a member of Ohltown Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women’s Fellowhip Group. She was also a member of the Methodist Women Bowling League and had bowled up until the age of 91. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the 55 Plus and the AARP, Her husband, Hobart Ramsey, whom she married December of 1947, died September 12, 1985.

She leaves her four daughters, Lisa King of Lordstown, Cuba Adams of Lordstown, Sherry Saborse of Austintown, Christy Weiland of Lordstown; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and her husband, Lorna was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Burton and a grandson, Ryan Burton. Friends may call on Saturday at Ohltown Methodist Church from 9:45 am – 10:45 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am.

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman 44512.



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William Charles Neff, 77 of Boardman died Sunday, July 24, 2022 at his residence. William, known as “Butch” was born June 13, 1945 in Youngstown, a son of the late William B. and Esther M. (Gransee) Neff and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Boardman High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Marines for 10 years, 1965-1975 attaining the rank of Staff Sargent.

Butch served three Tours of Duty in Vietnam also as being a Vietnamese interpretor .He was an engineer for C & C Industrial Company and then for Brevini Corp until he retired in 2008. He was a former member of Demolay, enjoyed playing darts and a member of the Youngstown Dart Association.

Butch lwas very mechanically inclined and could fix anything. He leaves his wife, the former Geraldine Carol Cattoi, whom he married July 8, 2022; his children, William G. (Tammy) Neff of FL, Julie Marie (John) Sacco of VA; three step-children, Shari (John) Zackasee of Lowellville, Shannon Smith of Pittsburgh, Erin (Ted) Conway of Boardman an nine grandchildren.

He also leaves his sister, Marlene King of Richlands, NC. Besides his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Charles King. There will be no services or calling hours.


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Thomas Blaine Opatken of Austintown, let go of his suffering on July 24, 2022, surrounded by his family, after a nine month struggle with cancer. He was 62 years old, the youngest (and cutest) of the five kids of William and Gloria Opatken. Born in Massillon and bestowed with the mini football that newborn boys received, his passion for sports, especially football, continued throughout his life.

Tom graduated from Austintown Fitch High School. While playing defense for the Falcons, he was known as Mean Bird. He continued his education and 1 year of football at Baldwin Wallace College, but wasn’t the college type. Working was his thing. He was a hustler. He loved cleaning carpets, which is what he did for a living. He and his partner at Multi-Kleen were hard working and in demand, Scotch-Guarding as their final step.

He and his late wife, Sincearae, are survived by four children: Thomas (Hannah), Heather (Jeff) Easterday, Blaine (Hannah), and Lynsey Opatken, all very much grieving the loss of their father. He was a generous father.Toms’ great loves were his grandkids, all 14 of them. His family, his good buddy, Tom V. and the Beast (Milwaukee’s Best Ice) summed up his daily life. AND the Cleveland Browns. He knew most of what there is to know about the Browns...there was no bigger fan than Tom Opatken. Multiple T.V.s were always on in his space and The Rolling Stones, Leonard Skynyrd and Y103 provided the soundtrack. He often had music in his pocket – cell phone on radio station while he cut the grass or watched grandkids playing.

He was good at conversation, always beginning with his signature greeting, “Sup.”

And at the end there was always, “I’ll talk to ya.”

Friends and family are to gather in Tom’s memory on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Kiwanis Pavillion in Austintown Township Park from 4:00- 8:00.



 

 

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Ruth Ellen Kehl of Louisville, OH, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2022 after a long and productive life of 96 years. Ruth was born on July 3, 1926 in Canton and grew up the only child of parents William and May (Cowley) Slaugenhaupt. She graduated from Louisville High School in 1944 and attended the OSU Ag Tech Institute. A childhood neighbor of the Kehl family and its eight siblings, she married Donald Kehl in 1950 and the two were blessed with a loving relationship of 72 years. They enjoyed camping and fishing trips and never tired of exploring history and genealogy. In addition to being a devoted mother and later grandmother,

Ruth was a proficient gardener and worked at the family business, Herman Kehl Florist and Greenhouses. In later years, she and Donald made the trip south as Florida snowbirds and for a while worked parttime for Walt Disney World Florist and the Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Orlando. Ruth was a woman of many gifts with strength and humility even to the end. To those who loved her, she exuded a calm nobility of spirit. She had a knowing smile about who she was and a deep faith in her Creator and trust in His promises. She was an enduring light in our lives and will be greatly missed.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, who passed away in February. She is survived by her son Don (Patricia), daughter Jane Kehl, all of Louisville; granddaughter Jennifer McMaster, great-granddaughter Makayla McMaster, both of Fernandina Beach FL; sisters in law Eileen Schneiter and Rosemary Kehl, and many nieces and nephews.

Ruth will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH with a graveside service at 11am on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Frank P. Griffin, 90, of Louisville passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2022. He was born in East Liverpool on October 25, 1931. Frank worked as a Line Operator for J.L. Steel and in his free time enjoyed working around the house and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife Mary E. Griffin, children Mindy McCrea of Minerva, Perry Griffin of East Canton, Phillip Griffin of Louisville, a granddaughter, Sara Gliatta and great grandson Jimmy Gliatta.

A Service will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring
 

 

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Wanda Lee Phillips, age 88, of Sebring, passed away on July 22, 2022 at Salem Hospital.

She was born on April 22, 1934 in Alliance to Clarence and Ivonna (Vohecker) Inglado.

Wanda worked as a bookkeeper for many years. She loved to dance and met her husband, Robert Phillips, dancing at Meyers Lake Dance Hall in Canton. Wanda also loved to travel the states with her husband.

Those left to cherish her memory are her dear friend Trevalynne Williams of Sebring.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert, who died on January 20, 2021.

A private burial will be held at Hartzell Cemetery.

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

 

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SALEM - James P. Roach, 87, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Crandall Nursing Home in Sebring. He was born on July 7, 1935 in Hanoverton, OH to the late Paul and Ruth (Crawford) Roach.

James graduated from Minerva High School, he was a Charter Member of Salem Community Center and an avid Mount Union football fan.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Roach (Hunter) of Salem, whom he married November 21, 1967; sons, Jeff Roach of Homeworth and Jason (Tabatha) Roach of Seattle; and four grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara McGuire of Jeffersonville, Kentucky and brother, Stanley Roach.

Private services to be held at a later date.
 

 

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Charlene A. (Smith) DeJane 70, of Salem, died at 1:42 PM Friday, July 22, 2022, at her home.

She was born on September 20, 1951, in Salem, the daughter of Carlton “Jim” and Gladys (Berger) Smith.

She has been a lifetime area resident and worked at various places as a cook. There was a time that she was a clerk at the Strouss’s Department Store in downtown Salem. Charlene always enjoyed cooking and reading up on new things to make. The use of Facebook made her life easier to keep up with family and friends. She was an avid fan of all the Cleveland Sports.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Twing D. DeJane whom she married on October 20, 1979, her children, Ty DeJane and Matte DeJane who live in Colorado and a grandson Taber DeJane.

There will be no services or calling hours held per her request.

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


 

 

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Dorothy Jane (Smith) Flarida, 92, passed away July 24, 2022 at the Woodlands in Ravenna.

She was born October 26, 1929, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Kathleen Barrows and Ralph Smith. Her stepfather was Lawrence R. Lewis.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Richard Flarida; her children, Susan Strong and Darrin Flarida; and her best friend, Roger Mathers.

She is survived by brothers, Russell (Anna Mae) Barrows, Nelsonville and Larry (Kadriye) Lewis, Overland Park, KS; son, Russell (Beatrice) Flarida, Ravenna; daughter, Diana (Eric Kibler) Flarida, Atwater; son-in-law, Robert Strong, Atwater; eight grandchildren: ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and best friends, Chris and Bud Keys of Sarasota, FL.

The family appreciates the care provided by the staff at the Woodlands these last several weeks.

Per Jane’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Nelsonville, Ohio.

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

 

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Columbiana - Billie Ann Shaffer, age 94, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on October 26, 1927, in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Earl and Pansy Brown Reese.

Billie graduated from The Rayen School of Youngstown and had worked as an automotive book keeper at several area car dealers. She was a member of the WAGOMs since high school. This was a group of school mates she graduated with, they met monthly for 60 years. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and eating with her group of Salem friends.

Her husband, Stanley Vinton Shaffer, whom she married on December 3, 1948, preceded her in death on, April 4, 2003.

Billie is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia (Dan) Wickline of Columbiana, Shelley (Michael Powers) Reash of Columbiana; eight grandsons, Brian Shaffer (Kelly Stanley) of Lisbon, Brett (Dawn) Wickline of Columbiana, Douglas (Michele) Shaffer of Columbiana, Ted (Jan) Wickline of Canton, Greg Wickline of New Springfield, Jeremy (Dana) Shaffer of Colorado Springs, CO, Kristopher (Chelsea) Reash of Columbiana, Timothy (Cait) Reash of Columbiana; twenty great grandchildren with one more on the way and seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Alan Shaffer; two brothers, Donald and James Reese and a sister, H. Virginia Sabo.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 4:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Patrick J. Smith officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

The family would like to thank all of her diligent care givers for everything they did.

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

 

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Larry I. Wright, 80 of Alliance passed away peacefully on July 24,2022 at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center. He was born in East Sparta on December 7, 1941, to Frank and Goldie Wright. Larry was retired from Marlboro Manufacturing and Tannenhauf Golf Course. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, and

bowler. Larry was a loving father and proud grandfather. He was well loved and loved everyone in return. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Patricia (Beitler) Wright of 58 years, daughter Jill (Tom) Williamson, son John (Andrea) Wright, grandchildren Austin Williamson, Grayson and Molly Wright, sisters Dorothy Zawaski, Sandy Mosley, Carol (Rich) Krieger, Patty (Tom) Burkhart, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings Charles, Harold, Jack, Frank, Margie, Betty, Judy, and Yvonne.

There will not be calling hours per Larry’s request. A private family service 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.
 

 

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Raymond Leroy Tucker, age 74, of Alliance, passed away on July 15, 2022.

He was born on September 24, 1947 in Athens, OH to Raymond and Faye (Grigsby) Tucker.

Raymond graduated from Alliance High School and attended Kent State Salem. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Raymond was a member of the Alliance Police department for four years and also the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department for 13 years.

Raymond attended Lexington United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police (F.O.P), the American Legion, and the Louisville Eagles. Raymond was a train enthusiast who enjoyed model railroading.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Mark (Carolyn) Tucker and Jason Tucker; grandchildren, Olivia, Izabella, Madison, Harrison, Adam and Allison; sister, Pamela (Richard) DeMuth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cathy (Bartlett) Tucker, whom he married on July 7, 1968 and passed away on September 6, 2015; and son, Rusty Tucker.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday July 23, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Williams officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Aultman Alliance Community Care 200 E. State Street Alliance, OH 44601.

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

 

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Wilma Marie (Blendenbacher) Mohr, age 86, of Alliance, passed away on July 14, 2022 at The Gables of Canton.

She was born on September 8, 1935 in Beloit to Elizabeth (Court) Cole and James Blendenbacher. Wilma graduated from Sebring High School in 1953.

She loved her flowers, being in her garden and feeding her birds. When she couldn’t be in her garden or watching the birds, Wilma was a ‘snowbird’ in Florida with her husband. She enjoyed finding shells and shark teeth and made a habit of picking up trash off of the beach. Wilma was a caring wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to and treasured her family. Wilma lived the Golden Rule, prioritizing the comfort of others first. She consistently has a smile and hug for everyone through the very end.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Owen Mohr, whom she married on September 20, 1958; her daughters, Susan Mohr (Steve) Baker, Diane (Paul) Cotton, Gail (James) Turner; son, Richard (Paula) Mohr; grandchildren, Lindsay Baker, Zachary Baker, Michael Turner, Alec (Baylee) Cotton, Andrew Baker, Erin Cotton, Ericka Turner, Mathew Mohr, John Mohr, and Mason Mohr; and brother, Robert (Marcy) Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Robert Cole; and sister, Beverly Cole.

Visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, July 21st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The service will be at the funeral home on Friday, July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jared Priset will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

The family would like to warmly thank the caregivers and staff at the Gables of Canton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cure Alzheimers Fund, 34 Washington St. Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or the Canton Audobon Society, P.O. Box 9586, Canton, Ohio 44711.

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

 

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SALEM – Charles M. Kisner Jr., 53, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2022, at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, after a car accident. He was born on February 22, 1969 in Salem, OH, son of Charles M. and Rosalie (Snyder) Kisner Sr.

Charles was a 1987 graduate of Salem High School. He worked at BWX Company as a boiler maker. He enjoyed hunting, his firearms, and a good cold beer. Charles was a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his ten grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Cope) Kisner of Salem, whom he married September 13, 1997; children, Josh Kisner, Trent Cope, Jarrod Kisner, Autumn Cope, Sky Cope, Jennifer Kisner, all of Salem and Brittany Kisner of Alliance; and (other relatives); father, Charles Kisner Sr.; mother, Rosalie Kisner; sisters, Christine Kisner of Salem; Debbie Kisner; brothers, Michael (Becky) Kisner of Tylsa, OK and Eric (Mindy) Kisner of Akron, and ten grandchildren.

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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James (Jim) Michael Wargo, 77, of Salineville, OH., passed away on June 28, 2022, in his home after a two-year battle with cancer. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Jim managed his illness with quiet strength and grace. On his final day, he was surrounded by his loving family, who adored and respected him.



He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Vada J. (Homan) Wargo, whom he married in 1974, their three children: Shawn (Elizabeth) Wargo of Toledo, OH., Heather (Eric) Ives of Deering, ND., Christopher (Courtney) Wargo of Hanoverton, OH., and eight grandchildren. Jim was one of eleven children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Spevak) Wargo, his siblings include Delores Welch of Salineville, Leonard Wargo of Union City, CA., Jacob Wargo Cucamonga, CA., Betty Alexander of Green, OH., and Mary Ann (Joe) Pavelchak of Lakewood, OH. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings; David, Joseph, John, Gabriel Wargo, and Margaret Sanders.

Jim lived almost his entire life in the area and graduated from Southern Local in 1963. Jim was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Summitville, OH. In August of 1967, Jim went on to honorably serve in the US Army in Vietnam until June of 1969. After the military, his early years took him to work at General Motors in Lordstown, OH. Then he moved on to working in the coal industry as a Dragline Oiler with Buckeye Industries and later, Rose Bud Mining.

Jim enjoyed a simple, beautiful life on the family farm in Salineville, OH., with the love of his life, and his children. Jim was a loving husband, caring father, and Vada’s number one supporter. He always put Vada and his family before himself, and never complained about the hardships of life. They were a great team supporting each other in every way. The family farm was where they lived and operated over the years, raising beef cattle, sheep, horses, and various crops. Jim and Vada also started Shepherd’s Run Kennels together in 2008.

Jim was always grateful and found joy in the littlest things that life had to offer. He loved sitting around a bon fire in the evenings spending time with his family and friends or making a quick stop for an Italo’s pizza. The kindness, love and compassion that he gave so freely over the years will be cherished by his family and friends. With a silly joke and a straight face, no one was a stranger for long.

He was hard working, genuine, compassionate, and loving to all, with a special place in his heart for his family and friends. He was a very clever man with a unique sense of humor that left you with a smile. Jim will be fondly remembered as a kind and generous man who was thoughtful in work and life.

The family will be having a Celebration of Life in the future in remembrance of Jim.

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

 

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William {Bill} Mallow age 65 passed away June 25th, 2022.from a long fight with heart and lung disease. Born in Youngstown Ohio, worked as an independent carpet technician for over 20 years and a flooring estimator for over 15 years. Bill was a seller and collector of many things, marbles, shaving cups, old shavers and shaving equipment, stamps, coins, and knives. Bill also loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and shooting, He also was an expert in archery and won several ribbons.

His best hobby was photography, which he loves getting up before sunrise and getting the best pictures. He also enjoyed taking pictures of nature and old buildings. Which he also won first and second place in several photography shows.

Preceding him in death was his mom and dad Donald Mallow and Mary Kathern Mallow. When Bill left us and met the Lord, he left many people behind. Here are just a few. His older brother Edward Confer, his youngest brother Craig Mallow and his sister-in-law Cathy Mallow which was a very close friend. Married Linda (Stone) Apinis in 1983 and helped raise two stepdaughters Kimberly Whitehill and Anna Vyse (James Jones). And was very close to his son-in-law Ross Whitehill.

He had 3 grandchildren which he treasured with all his heart Quentin Whitehill Dylan Whitehill and Leyla Whitehill He also wanted me to mention and thank everyone who helped him in his time of need. Bless you all. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.
 

 

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Nancy E. Rock 76, of Salem, died at 12:40 PM Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Salem North Healthcare.



She was born on March 7, 1946, in Salem, one of five children of Elmer Harvey Rock and Alice M. (Walls) Rock McIntosh.



Nancy lived in Salem most of her life and worked at various different locations including; as a reservation desk clerk for TWA Airlines in Pittsburgh, Rochel Industries in East Palestine, Eljers Mfg. in Salem, WM in Washingtonville, and WalMart in Salem. She enjoyed going to church, attending services at Faith Chapel Fellowship and Salt Life Church in Salem. Nancy was an avid reader and enjoyed Steven King books, learning about history and any book about JFK. There was a time where she enjoyed hooking rugs and building a collection of cat themed items. She was a bit of an introvert but had a big heart, was a little bit sassy, and was always willing to share her thoughts on things. Nancy never married she always felt she needed to be ready to help out others, so she was known for taking very good care of her family and friends. You might have considered her a "mother hen" over the others. The helping\volunteering side of her drew her to help at Salem Humane Society as well as The Attic in Salem.

She is survived by siblings: Judith Wilson and Tammy Priddy both of Salem, as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings: Terry Rock and William Rock Sr.

No services to be held per Nancy’s wishes.
 

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

 

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Barbara Jean (Johnson) McBride, 91, of Salem, died at 8:22 PM Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 15, 1931 in Salem, daughter of Arthur and Edith (Howells) Johnson.

Barbara graduated from Salem High School in 1949. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her home, attending her flower gardens, and being a seamstress. She and her husband lived life to the fullest exploring trails on their 4-wheeled bicycle that Robert built. They also participated in Model A clubs. They spent their later years traveling to Florida to avoid the cold Ohio winters. Barbara was famously known for her strawberry pies and Waldorf salad that was guaranteed to accompany her to any dinner she attended. She was a very active member of her church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, of Salem, participating in bible study, sewing, and quilting groups. Her hobbies included doing word puzzles, making and selling pillows, and completing coloring books for seniors.

She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Thomas) O’Brien of Aurora and two sons Jeffrey McBride of Westville and John McBride of Salem, her siblings Arthene Koontz of Rocky River, and Virginia Denson of Houston, Texas. As well as six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee McBride, son Robert A. McBride, and grandson Brian McBride.

A time of visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Saturday July 23,2022 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 1089 E State Street Salem, Ohio 44460. Services will be conducted by Pastor Aimee Raymond at 11 AM. A luncheon will be provided immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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

 

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Services celebrating the life of Dennis Mesik will be held at 11am Friday July 22, 2022 at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel. Dennis passed away Monday afternoon at his residence with his family by his side after fighting along battle. He was born February 7, 1950, in Youngstown the son of Stephen and Sophia (Kurilla) Mesik and was a lifelong resident. Dennis graduated from Chaney High School in 1968, Dennis attended Youngstown State University and received his engineering degree from Kent State University.

He retired from General Motors in 2009 as a skilled tradesman. Dennis had owned and operated gas stations in Liberty Twp. and Mineral Ridge. He was also a partner in a local locksmith business.

He enjoyed working on computers and cars, and was an avid reader. Dennis took pride in his yard and home doing all repairs himself. Most of all he loved to help people no matter what was needed, he was an everyday good guy and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Franco) Mesik whom he married September 3, 1977, son Stephen and his wife Kaitlyn Mesik of Twinsburg. He is also survived by his brothers in law; Joseph (Becky) Franco of Howland, Victor (Polly) Franco of Austintown and Gary (Marianne) Franco of McDonald.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends may call from 10am until 11am Friday July 22, 2022 with funeral services beginning at 11am. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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NORTH JACKSON-Raymond Snyder, 70, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge following a years long battle with dementia. Raymond was born September 18, 1951, in Youngstown, the son of the late Francis and Dorothy Snyder. Raymond worked for many years at WCI/RG Steel in Warren through various changes in ownership until it was closed in 2012.

Raymond was a talented Mechanic and had a knack for solving problems with unique solutions. After his retirement he enjoyed working on and driving his Barracuda and spending time with Friends and Family.

Raymond will be deeply missed by his children, Eric Snyder (Gina Dereno) of Columbus, Daniel Snyder of Columbus and Michelle (Joe) Sinkovich of North Jackson; two grandchildren, Synleah, Leia; a brother, James Snyder and a sister Carolyn (John) Lyda. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen.

Family and friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 28th at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH 44515.

 

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Judith Ann (Osterling) Catlett, age 81, of North Benton Ohio, passed away July 14, 2022.

She was born on September 7, 1941 to Robert and Norma Osterling.

Judy enjoyed traveling and fishing with her husband of 35 years, William (Bill) Catlett. They would spend their winters at Washington Oaks State Park, South of St. Augustine Florida. She loved to make crafts, especially pine needle baskets. Judy volunteered at Copeland Oaks Assisted Living in Sebring Ohio and was a dedicated member of Ourway weight loss clinic. She loved her family and never met a stranger, having many friends from all regions of the U.S.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, William (Bill) Catlett; her sons, Brian Smith and Joe (Sharon) O’Neil; step-daughter, Tammy Hodge; and grandchildren, Mikkinzi Burrows (O’Neil), Joey O’Neil, Shane Smith, Amber Smith, Dylan Thomas, Alex Amburgy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

 

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Victor Forrest Barnes Jr, 66 years of age made his last inappropriate and probably sarcastic comment on July 17,2022 after a long battle of cancer. Surrounded by his wife, sons and daughter in laws.

He was born on April 12, 1956, to the late Victor Forrest Barnes and Anna Sylvester and helped raised by Uncle George and Aunt Janet Cline after being at Fairmont Children’s Home.

Surviving are his wife Rebecca Barnes, son Victor (Stephanie) Barnes, Jesse (Fannie) Barnes, CB (Lisa) Barnes along with his 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and his lifelong best friend Dwight.

Vic will be cremated, and a private 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.
 

 

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Patricia A. Greathouse, age 71, of Minerva, passed away on July 19, 2022.

She was born on November 18, 1950 in Waynesburg, Ohio to Edwin F. Potter Sr. and Betty L. Adams.

Patricia graduated from Minerva High School and went on to work for GE Capital for 15 years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Patricia was the hub of the entire Greathouse family; she was loyal and dependable and will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert L. Greathouse, whom she married January 8, 1970; her daughter, Melissa (Tod) Browning; son, Michael (Jen) Greathouse; and grandchildren, Anthony Browning, Michaela Greathouse, Connor Browning, Logan Clapper, Kennedy Greathouse and Kail Greathouse.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; and her granddaughter, Corrie Browning.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 22nd at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at First Christian Church (1141 W. Beech St, Alliance, Ohio) on Saturday, July 23rd at 9:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Doak officiating

Interment will be at Liberty Cemetery in Minerva.

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

 

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Jamie L. Voshel, age 52, of Alliance, passed away on July 18, 2022.

She was born on August 14, 1969 in Alliance to Nancy Gimbara and James Robert Gimbara.

Jamie graduated from Alliance High School. She was the head housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express in Alliance. Jamie was a member of Alliance Christian Center. She was a talented musician and singer. Jamie loved animals, especially Chihuahuas.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Nancy (Bill) Gimbara-Willis; her husband, Mark Voshel; daughters, Michele Grandon, Rachael Grandon; step-son, Joe Voshel; grandson, Noah; sister, Jodie (Frank) Dentici; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Gimbara.

A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior. Pastor Kirk Martin will officiate.

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

 

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Joan H. Frost, age 83, of Louisville, OH passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She was born February 3, 1939 in Kensington, OH to the late CM “Bud” and Ruth Hilverding. Joan was a 1957 graduate of Salem High School. She worked for the Hoover Co, Walkers Restaurant and then sold real estate for many years.

Joan is survived by her husband, of 61 years, Robert “Bob” Frost; two daughters, Sharon Allgood, Deborah (Jim) Yamamoto; her son, Daniel (Jecebel) Frost; two sisters, Susan (Dave) Scharf, Doris Mango; a brother, James (Linda) Hilverding; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two infant sons, a granddaughter, Stephanie Hupp and two infant siblings.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at Paradise United Church of Christ with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be 5-7pm Tuesday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville and 10-11am Wednesday morning at the church. Joan will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier-Israel Funeral Home
 

 

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Helen L. Bissett, age 88, of Alliance, passed away on July 18, 2022.

She was born on March 23, 1934 in Spring Hill Township, Pennsylvania to John and Virginia (Wiles) Bissett.

Helen loved playing guitar and singing gospel and country music. She also enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Charles D. Soules, Deborah V. Cafavo, Elizabeth A. Harley, Rebecca L. Soules, Robert F. Soules and Melinda K. Carmichael; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Lee Bissett.

Visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Kirk Martin officiating.

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

 

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Virginia Morrow 99, of Sebring passed away peacefully in her home Monday, July 11, 2022 at Copeland Oaks. She was born on June 19, 1923 in Alliance, Ohio. Virginia was a very active person throughout her life. She loved to tell her story about how she was proud to be and enjoyed telling stories of being a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII. "Ginny" served on the County Election Board for many years as well as a cab driver. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed painting in her spare time. However she loved to travel with her late husband Charles.

Survivors include her three sons; Fred (Bonnie) Millard, Carl (Marie) Millard and Tommy (Rhonda) Millard. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Morrow, a son Ronald Millard and her daughter Penny Frame.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, Ohio. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio. Friends and family may watch the live stream of her service by following the link below her online obituary as well as sending condolences and signing the guest register at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio
 

 

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AUSTINTOWN-Roy T. Schuller, 74, loving husband of Elaine Schuller, sadly passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022. Roy grew up in Vienna, Ohio with his two brothers and three sisters. After graduating from Vienna High School, Roy proudly served in the U.S. Army.

Following his service, he spent most of his career in the insurance business working for the Knights of Columbus and other agencies. When Roy was not working, he enjoyed dancing, golfing, fishing, gardening, and woodworking. He loved all Cleveland sports but especially the Cleveland Indians.

Roy cherished time with family and friends whether it was in a social setting or through sharing his many talents. Roy loved to paint spaces, split perennials, and give garden ornaments a makeover. He loved sharing these gifts of time and talent with all those who knew him. The loss of Roy is immense for all!

He is deeply missed by his son, Steve (Jen) Schuller and granddaughter Izzy. Izzy will always remember him as the outspoken grandpa at her softball games and her biggest fan on the dance stage. Roy is also missed by his stepchildren who he loved as his own: Barbara Melia, Fred Bloom, Terri (Tim) Loomis, their children (his grandchildren) Shayne, Elaina, Christopher, Stephen, Ashley, and Fred lV, and his great-grandchildren Ariana and Reggie. These little ones brought such a smile to his face.

He also leaves behind his two sisters and their husbands: Linda and Butch Albu and Charlene and Jim Gosnell. The six of them sure made wonderful memories together that will last their lifetimes. This is true for so many of his other family and friends as well. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Barbara, and his beloved brothers Zane and Robert. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held later this summer.

 

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Jeffery Dean Owens 63, of Salem Twp., Lisbon, died peacefully at his home on Monday night, July 4, 2022.



He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of Donzel and Norma (Campbell) Owens Sr.



He was a truck driver until he retired in 2017 from Old Dominion Freight Line. Jeff had also drove for Federal Express and R & L.



Jeff was just a simple hard working man. He loved his family and spending as much time with them as possible. In his younger years he played drums in various band in the area. The muscle cars were always an attention getter to him. His time of relaxation came in the form of wrenching on the cars, being out in the great outdoors and ending an evening by a nice fire.



He is survived by his four children: Jeffery (Stacy) Owens Jr. of Columbiana, Joshua (Stephanie) Owens of Tenn., Preston (Erica) Owens of Fla., and Rachael (Justin) Quinn of Leetonia, sixteen grandchildren, and his sister Gloria Boso of Lisbon.



In addition to his parents, he was perceded in death on April 10, 2018, by the love of his life, Lois Louise (Gilbert) Owens whom he was married to for 37 years, and brother Danny and Donzel Jr.



There will be no public calling hours or funeral services. The family was very fortunate to have the assistance of Community Hospice offering their care and support.



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

 

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Eleanore Elizabeth (Danda) Bulone 80, of Salem, (formerly of Ravenna) died at 5:50 AM Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Gracewood Senior Living.



She was born on May 6, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Brunkow) Danda Sr.



She was brought up catholic and last attended the Immaculate Conception Parish in Ravenna. It was not until later in life, she took a job at the Dunkin Donuts on the Ohio Turnpike at Rt. 44. Eleanore tried to keep up with her children and grandchildren when she was able. Her favorite past times were spent watching the catholic church services on the TV, pussles and some crocheting.



She is survived by her three sons, Anthony of Beloit, Don (Stephanie) of Missouri and Rob (Cheryl) of Deerfield, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and her brother John (Joan) Danda of Vermilion.



In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dominic Bulone in 2012, and her son Steve in 2011.



Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 12 noon at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Fr. Peter Polando will be officiating. A time of visitation will be from 11:30 to noon at the funeral home.
 

 

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New Waterford - William "Billy" Lavender, age 59, of New Waterford, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at UPMC Hamot, in Erie, PA.

He was born on November 27, 1962, in New Castle, PA, son of William "Bill" and Jo Anne "Corky" Pape Lavender.

The man, the myth, the legend. Billy, also known as “Wild Bill”, lived life to the fullest, doing things his way, and never conforming to what anyone else thought. Although brutally honest at times, he was loved by everyone that truly knew him. He had a deep love for the beauty of nature and loved spending time at his camp in the Allegheny’s with his best friends, and beloved dogs, Cass and Dude. He was truly one of a kind and his passing will leave a hole in the lives of his family and his many friends. Although he has moved on to a better place, his memory will live on through the many stories that will be shared between his family and friends.

Billy is survived by his parents, Bill and Jo Anne Lavender of Columbiana; brother, Thomas E. (Beth) Lavender of Poland; sister, Barbara (Dale) Stryffeler of Columbiana; nieces and nephews, JT Lavender, Rachael (David) Morrocco, Randi (Ben) Wolfe, Rob (Danielle) Schmidt, Ryan (Alyssa) Schmidt, and Madison Stryffeler. Also surviving is a great nephew, Ryder, and two great nieces, Shayla, and Briley.

The family will receive friends during a memorial visitation on Monday, July 18, 2022, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

The family would like to acknowledge a few individuals who helped Billy along the way. A very special “Thank You” to Dave McMaster, Larry Altomare, Mike and Lita Himes, and all his friends at Cougar Bobs.

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

 

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Jean I. Ferguson passed away on July 11, 2022 at her son’s home in Alliance.

She was born on February 28, 1925 in Minerva and graduated from Minerva High School where she was a member of the marching band and the National Honor Society.

As a divorced parent, she raised four sons Daniel (Jeanne) of Alliance, Denis “Duke” (Wendy) of Alliance, Douglas (Arcenia) of Vacaville, CA and David of Orlando, FL, who passed in 1999. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tiffany (Matthew) Morris of Efrat, Israel, Danielle (Chris) Marazza of Alliance, Hillary (Jay) Ferguson King of Columbus, and Drew (Jackie) Ferguson of Celina, Texas along with nine great-grandchildren and her brother Joseph (Shirley) Grimes of Minerva.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Grimes and Edna (Morehead) Grimes; her son, David Ferguson; sisters, Mildred and Bettie; and brothers, Richard, Gerald and Pete Grimes.

Jean worked for twenty-four years at Sandcap Abrasives (formerly Armour’s) and following retirement, became very involved in volunteering. She volunteered at Alliance Community Hospital, where she was on the auxiliary board, sewed many of the Christmas stockings that babies were sent home in during the holiday season, and was a member of Chapter AARP 3932 where she was once honored as Volunteer of the Year. Jean also volunteered for the Red Cross with the Blood Bank Program, The Board of Elections and worked on costume alterations for Fractured Follies.

Jean was of a strong religious faith and was a longtime member of the Vine Street United Methodist Church of Alliance (formerly the First Evangelical Church of Christ) where she was active on many of the church’s committees.

Her hobbies included sewing, walking, playing cards with her card club friends for many years, reading, and putting together puzzles. She loved to travel and made her way to New Zealand, Belize, New York, Dollywood and to her son’s homes in California and Florida, to name a few. She also enjoyed her membership events at the Alliance Senior Center. Jean loved her family and life (and chocolate!) and we know she has a place in Heaven.

A private family service will be held on Friday, July 15th.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State St. Suite E, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

 

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Charles Edward Shafer, age 91, of Cortland, OH passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022. He was born on May 16, 1931, in Mecca, OH to the late Harry and Margaret Hoffaker Shafer. He was preceded in death by his late wife of 66 years Eloise Opel Shafer; parents; and brother, Roger Shafer.

Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, he then attended Youngstown State University, and the Dana Music School of Warren, and applied studies to playing the saxophone. He was the owner of Shafer Grocery, the Hole in the Wall Bar, and the Mecca Dairy Queen. He was a lifelong member of the Cortland Moose Lodge #1012, member of the Johnson VFW.

Charles truly enjoyed his daily phone calls with his cousin Rick. He will be missed by those who knew him. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Per his wishes there will be no services held. Family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Charles “Chuck” Fizet Sr., 91, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 10, 2022 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren.

Chuck was born on January 16, 1931 in Hubbard, OH, a son of the late Daniel and Anna Fizet.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and worked at Packard Electric until he retired.

He had a great interest in trains, loved raising animals, especially rabbits and chickens, and was known to be able to fix anything.
Chuck will be deeply missed by his children, Charles Fizet Jr. and his wife Nancy and Donna Ketcham and her husband Ken; her grandson, Kurt Ketcham and his wife Erin; step-grandchildren, Kris Ketcham and his wife Lisa and Kasey Ketcham and his wife Betsy; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Fizet; sisters, Helen Glass and Elizabeth Fizet; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bernis Zeora Fizet, whom he married on June 27, 1953 and passed on October 1, 2020; brothers, John, Nick, Steve, Ed, Carl, and George Fizet; and sisters, Clara Sheronovich and Janet Jewell
Family and friends may visit from 10-11:00AM on Thursday July 14, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in Brookfield, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00AM.

Chuck’s family has asked that anyone visiting to please wear a mask and practice social distancing for everyone’s safety.
Burial will take place at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township.

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

 

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Irma Diane (Bass) Heckrow born November 2, 1940, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2022 after a long battle with multiple heath issues. She was at home and went peacefully in her sleep with her sister Linda by her side.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Harry (Shorty) Heckrow, her parents Frank Bass, Irma Opal (Brown) Bass, daughter Chrystal Violet McClain, brothers, Ray Bass, James Bass, Frank Bass, Lee Bass, Kane Bass and Danny Bass, Sisters, Lois (Bass) Clarke, Karen (Bass) Martin, Clela (Bass) Elliott.

She is survived by her brother, Larry Bass (Nancy) and sister Linda (Bass) Alexander (Joe) daughter Belinda McClain Jackson, son David J McClain (Elaine), grandchildren, Diane (Sheppard)Schmidt (Richard), Jacob McClain (Pamela), Katlene (Lee) Ginn, Stephanie (McClain) Rios (Javier) great-grandchildren, Jayden McClain, Isabella Craven, Zoe Schmidt, Payton McClain, Joshua Craven, Emersyn Ginn and one on the way River Schmidt and multiple niece’s and nephew’s.

There will be a Celebration of life ceremony at Four Mile Run Christian Church701 N 4 Mile Run Rd, Youngstown, OH on Sunday July 17, 2022 @ 2PM

 

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Paul Jay Kapper died unexpectedly July 10, 2022. He was born August 21, 1984 to Dennis and Sandy Kapper of Marlboro.

Paul graduated from Marlington High School in 2003. He attended Mahoney County Career and Tech school specializing in diesel mechanics while in high school. He graduated from the University of Northwestern, Ohio in 2005.

Paul and his brother Luke were partners in Blue Spring Dairy Farm in Marlboro Township.

Paul loved all things mechanical and was always willing to help any neighbor or friend fix anything. He had a special love for Massy Ferguson tractors.

Paul married the love of his life, Julie Stangelo on March 8, 2008.

Paul is survived by his parents, his wife Julie, son Grady, daughter Hanna, a sister Abbie (William) Tireman, brother, Luke (Sarah) Kapper. He is also survived by four nieces and nephews Elizabeth and Matthew Tireman, Ellie and Evan Kapper; his in-laws Danny and Nancy Stangelo and sister-in-law Meghan Stangelo.

Calling hours will be Thursday July 14th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and services Friday at Cassaday Turkle Christian at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John McGuckin officiating.

Paul will be laid to rest privately at Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions for Paul’s children may be made to the family.

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

 

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Karen M. DeAtley, 67 of Salem passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2022 at Truman House in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She was born in Salem, Ohio on January 27, 1955 the daughter of the late Charles and Betty (Jenkins) Jackson. Karen was a graduate of Salem High School and worked as a Nurses Aide and retired from Home Depot. During her free time she enjoyed going camping, fishing, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with her pets and finding any reason to go out. However most important was spending time with her family.

Survivors inlcude her children; Jennifer (Mike Sharp) Crawford of Canfield, Belinda (Lonnie) Sadler of Salem, Rachael (Robert) Booth of Salem, five grandchildren; Maddux Booth, Paxton Booth, Judi Crawford, Drew Crawford and James Crawford. She is also survived by two siblings Bill Jackson and Peggy Fitzpatrick. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James in 2013, a daughter Nicole Sturgeon, brother Charles and a sister Mary Ann Lamovsky.

Per her request private family services will be held with burial to take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio
 

 

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Donald Lee Tucker, Sr., age 84, of Cortland, OH passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born in Byesville, OH on April 27, 1938, to the late Louis and Gladys Strauch Tucker. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Josephine Tucker, and his parents.
Donald was a loving and caring father, pap, and grandpap. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Silver Trowel #776 and the Moose Lodge.

He enjoyed his retirement breakfast at Raptis, and lunch was usually at the Moose Lodge catching up on the week’s events.

He was an avid sports fan following the Cleveland Browns, The Ohio State Buckeye’s, and the Cleveland Guardians. In his younger years Donald was and avid hunter a skill he passed down to his sons.

He is survived by his sons, Donald (Terri) Tucker, Jr. of Cortland, Jeff (Connie) Tucker of Braceville; grandsons, John (Sarah) Tucker of Maine and A.J. Tucker of Columbus; great-granddaughter, Josie Tucker of Maine; cousin, Bill Ankrum of Newark, OH.
Memorial service will be held 12:00 PM Friday, July 15, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel.

Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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CANFIELD-Joan M. Fitzgibbon, 84, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born October 18, 1937 in Youngstown, a daughter of James (Ruth) Ausnehmer and Bette (Robert) Bonham. Joan was a home-maker. She was a 1956 graduate of South High School. Joan was a longtime member of First Covenant Church where she was actively involved with several committees throughout the years.

A lifelong Youngstown resident, she enjoyed walking, reading, and always looked forward to socializing at “cousins club.” She wintered in Naples, Florida, where she and her late husband enjoyed many years of rewarding friendships at Clam Court Marina. She valued her faith, family, and friends above all else and had a lifetime of memories and relationships with people who will cherish her memory.

Joan’s husband of 54 years John Thomas Fitzgibbon, whom she married May 2, 1959, died January 15, 2014. She is survived by her son, Thomas P. Fitzgibbon of Columbus; her daughters, Cathy (Brian) King of Cleveland and Kelly (Scott) Elisar, also of Columbus; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Caitlin and Matthew King and Emily, Megan and Joseph Elisar; her brothers, Thomas Ausnehmer of Cleveland and Ronald (Thomas Nazurak) Ausnehmer of Pittsburgh; her sisters-in-law, Margaret Goldberg of SC and Jennifer Suntala of Cleveland and she also leaves behind a nephew Greg Kerr, nieces Jessica and Holly Ausnehmer, and numerous cousins and friends-too many to count. Besides her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, James Ausnehmer and her sister, Sally (Richard) Schneider. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 16th at First Covenant Church, 5210 Glenwood Ave. Yo., OH 44512, followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m.

 

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Patricia Harman Datish Gilmore passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, July 10, 2022, after a brief illness.

Pat was the first child born to David Westley, Sr. and Maude Humphries Harman on December 27, 1945, in Columbia SC. She enjoyed a variety of careers, but was especially proud of her employment with Giant Eagle and most recently, as the manager of historical Oakwood Cemetery in Warren, Ohio where she will be interred.

Married to Dennis Datish, and parents to sons Robert David and Charles Andrew, the family grew to include grandchildren Tabitha Custer (Jay), Josh Datish, Damon Datish (Amy), Rebecca Windle (Mark), and Melissa Henline (Kevin). Pat was also blessed with great-grandchildren Jay Jay Wilson, Gage Wilson, Bianca Custer, Maggie Turner, Gavin Turner, Nicholas Datish and Gavin Windle. Her love and appreciation for her daughter-in-law Addie Datish was a blessing to them both.

In 2018 Pat was again blessed in marriage to Larry Gilmore and together they explored the country, sharing life and many adventures in their years together. Her extended Gilmore family includes Janice Gilmore (Bill Dye), Larry Gilmore, Jr. (Christine), Denise Talstein (Glenn) and Ron Gilmore (Rebecca), eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Loved and cherished by her siblings Pat will be greatly missed by Allen Peifer (Georgia), David Harman, Jr. (Debbie) and Anita Newhouse (Del) and their families.

Pat’s capacity to love others and welcome them into her adopted family was endless. There are too many to count or name who have been touched by her willingness to teach and embrace them. She generously gave of herself to raise awareness of, and support, her Native American family in every way.

She was preceded in death by husband Dennis Datish, grandson Matthew Datish and great-granddaughter Addison Henline in addition to her best friend Cheryl Mullins.

She adored her beloved pets Lillie Belle and Tootsie who will miss her terribly.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 14th at Lane Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, Ohio, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions are encouraged to Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44514.

We are grateful to the staff at Hospice House for their kind and generous service to Pat and our family.
“Phida’mayaye ka’mawin Doqsta.” (Thank you Pat, see you later.)

 

 

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Charles “Chuck” Fizet Sr., 91, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 10, 2022 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren.
Chuck was born on January 16, 1931 in Hubbard, OH, a son of the late Daniel and Anna Fizet.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and worked at Packard Electric until he retired.

He had a great interest in trains, loved raising animals, especially rabbits and chickens, and was known to be able to fix anything.
Chuck will be deeply missed by his children, Charles Fizet Jr. and his wife Nancy and Donna Ketcham and her husband Ken; his grandson, Kurt Ketcham and his wife Erin; step-grandchildren, Kris Ketcham and his wife Lisa and Kasey Ketcham and his wife Betsy; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Fizet; sisters, Helen Glass and Elizabeth Fizet; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bernis Zeora Fizet, whom he married on June 27, 1953 and passed on October 1, 2020; brothers, John, Nick, Steve, Ed, Carl, and George Fizet; and sisters, Clara Sheronovich and Janet Jewell
Family and friends may visit from 10-11:00AM on Thursday July 14, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 Warren Sharon Road in Brookfield, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00AM.

Chuck’s family has asked that anyone visiting to please wear a mask and practice social distancing for everyone’s safety.
Burial will take place at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township.

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

 

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Betty Rudy Dyett Linger, 72, passed away Saturday evening, July 2, 2022 at her home.

Betty was born on May 17, 1950 in Warren, OH, a daughter of the late Forrest and Jeanette L. Rudy.

She will be deeply missed by her loving daughter Linda (Mo-Joe) Heasley; granddaughter, Sarah (Jared) Daniels; and sister, Jeane Beach.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Peterson and John Rudy.

Family and friends may visit from 11-12:30PM on Saturday July 16, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel, located at 164 N. High St. in Cortland, with a memorial service to follow at 12:30PM at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Voices of Trumbull Pound Dogs at PO Box 8522 Warren, OH 44484 or TNR of Warren at 2428 Elm Rd NE Warren, OH 44483.

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

 

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Candace M. Chatelain age 69 of Louisville, Ohio passed away Wednesday July 6, 2022. She was born in Canton, Ohio on July 19, 1952, to the late Clyde and Maria Ellen (Phillips) Fleenor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisville.

Besides her parents Candace was preceded in death by her husband Carl “Butch” Chatelain in 2021. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Chatelain; step-daughter, Kimberly Noble; step-son, Jeff (Toni) Chatelain; sister, Paula Engstrom; two brothers, Clyde “Dean” (Betty) Fleenor and Joe (Linda) Fleenor; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Online condolence may be made at

www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier-Israel Funeral Home


 

 

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William Charles Moore, 82, passed away peacefully at Hospice House of the Valley on July 6 with his wife, daughter, and dear nephew, Carl, by his side. Bill was born February 17, 1940, in Youngstown, a son of the late Charles and Mildred (Landolt) Green. Bill and Charlotte had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 3. They lived most of their married lives in Austintown. He was so proud of his wife and family.

He retired from Chrysler in Twinsburg in 1994 where he worked as a Journeyman Electrician and served as Chief Steward for six years. In his retirement, he loved to tinker in his garage and was an avid boater and camper. His sense of humor and quick wittedness remained until the end.

A wise man, he always had a way of phrasing things so that you just got it. He could sing you a song from 60 years ago and get the lyrics perfect. He also loved history and crossword puzzles and was famous for his "Did you know...?" questions. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Charlotte (Bissett), son Michael (Brenda) Moore of Austintown, daughter Lisa (RJ) Adair of Berlin Center, and son Bill (Donna) Moore of Austintown.

He left behind eight grandchildren who dearly loved their Papa: Kyle (Brianne) Baumgartner, Dustin Baumgartner, and Michael Moore; Kelley Adair and Russell Adair; and Zachary Moore, Hanna Moore, and Nicholas Moore. He dearly loved his great-grandchild, Logan Baumgartner. He also leaves behind a sister, Ruth Connolly of Virginia, and many nieces and nephews who loved their "Uncle Bill": Ellen Mayfield, Chris (Debbie) Shaffer, Harold (Chrystal) Shaffer, Carl Shaffer, Zula (Mel) Morgan, Judy (Russ) Slagle, Carol Dobos, and Neal (Michele) Shaffer.

So many great nieces and nephews also loved Uncle Bill so much. Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by three sisters, Eleanor Shaffer, Mary Young, and Elizabeth Dickerson; and five brothers Charles, Carl, George, Bob and Arthur Green, and beloved niece Kathy Jornigan.

The family wishes to thank the nurses of Hospice of the Valley - angels on Earth - especially Janine, Lora, and Kelli. Family and friends may call at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10th or Monday, July 11th from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Kerr Cemetery in Weathersfield Township.

 

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Alliance:

Mrs. Cassandra Ann Taylor, age 79, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 2, 2022, at the Alliance Community Care Center with her lifelong Friend Francine Taylor holding her hand. Cassie was born October 12, 1942 to the late John D. Snodgrass and Lydia Nicholson. She lived in Alliance for over 75 years.

She had several jobs throughout her time in Alliance. Her last employer was Rockhill Place where she was the Head Cook. Everyone enjoyed her pleasant personality. After she finally retired, she was always seen sitting on her front porch.

Please share online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home.
 

 

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Lee Roy Harmon, age 91, passed from this earth and into Heaven during the early morning of Thursday, July 7, 2022. Lee was a resident of Louisville, Ohio where he lived close to his eldest son’s family, Pastor Michael and Kathy Harmon of the Louisville Baptist Temple.

Lee was born on July 10, 1930, in Rocket, Texas to Leroy and Maude Harmon.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two children, and one grandchild. He had five siblings, raised seven children, and has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lee lived in Texas until 2005. While in Texas, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy, worked for the railroad, owned a hair salon and spa, dabbled in real estate, was a sales manager for the Railroad Express Agency, led investments in the oil industry, and served as President of the American Small Business Association. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to many adventures throughout his life.

In 2006, he moved to Louisville, Ohio to live near his son Michael. While in Ohio, he channeled his energy into the church and invested his life in helping Louisville Baptist Temple. Lee helped with many building projects, outdoor landscaping, and the renovation of the “Missions House” the church once owned. Many of these projects would be completed with the help of his special friend, Joann Gore.

As Lee’s health deteriorated over the past few years, he went to live at the Altercare of Louisville; the family would like to express their appreciation to all the staff who cared for him.

Lee’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the Louisville Baptist Temple with a memorial service beginning at 4:00pm; friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service. Following the service, there will be a birthday cake celebration in the church fellowship hall in Lee’s honor as this day would have been his 92nd birthday.

Because of allergies and sensitivities, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisville Baptist Temple Building Fund, 6565 Columbus Rd. Louisville, Ohio 44641

As a proud veteran, Lee will be laid to rest with his comrades in a private family service at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

On-line condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
 

 

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John J. Costa, age 72, of Canton, passed away on July 5, 2022.

He was born on June 7, 1950 in Salem, Ohio to Alex and Alice (Galchick) Costa.

John graduated from West Branch High School. He worked at Sekely Tool and Die for most of his life and was also employed by Gestamp North America Inc. in South Carolina. John was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in North Georgetown. He enjoyed paint balling and video gaming. John was also a comic book and Batman enthusiast. More than anything, John loved spending time with his family and was a great father.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Cassandra Costa; his children, Bill Costa, Kim (Matt) Savula and Brian Costa; his grandchildren, Lindsay Costa, Brittney Costa and Maximilian Savula; and his brothers, Alex and Dave Costa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. with Nancy Castellucci officiating.

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

 

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Dale R. McClain, age 76, of Columbiana, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born on July 24, 1945, in Sharon, PA, the son of the late Joe and Emma Collins Colundjia.

Dale was a graduate of West Middlesex Joint High School and Shenango Valley School of Business. After school, he worked as a clerk for Sharon Steel for 30 years. Dale was a very meticulous man who loved maintaining his home and working in his yard. He loved music and enjoyed taking long walks, biking, traveling, and spending time with his wife. Dale was a man of strong faith. He enjoyed attending church when he was able, as well as volunteering for various organizations, including Second Chance Ministry. Mostly, Dale will be remembered as a man who loved life.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Zook McClain, whom he married on May 15, 2004.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 11, 2022, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, at the funeral home at 11:00 am with Pastor Cheryl Vanatsky officiating.

Burial will take place at the Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Dale’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

 

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BOARDMAN-Richard Lane Black, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at his residence. He was born January 26, 1936 in Woodbine, West Virginia, a son of Glen and Freda (Casto) Black. Lane was employed by Youngstown Steel Door for many years, retiring in 1991 and then worked for the United States Postal Service in Youngstown until his final retirement.

Lane served his Country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. Lane loved following Basketball and Stock Car Racing and enjoyed Bowling and playing Cards but his greatest joy was watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. Lane is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Delores (Dolly) Petrycki; three children and 9 grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild and a son-in-law. Family may call from 12-1 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel, followed by a Private Service at 1 p.m.

 

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Mary Elaine Hearn Colson, 93, passed away Monday morning, June 27, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren.

Mary Elaine was born on February 7, 1929, in Warren, OH a daughter of the late James J. and Anna Imes Hearn.

Mary Elaine attended St. Mary’s High School and was a member of the first graduating class in 1947. She worked as a telephone operator early in her career and then transitioned to Military Personnel at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station where she retired. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

She loved spending time with family and friends, especially going out to dinner and entertaining guests in her home. She was a lifelong supporter of the military and extremely proud of both her sons’ military service.

Mary Elaine will be deeply missed by her son, Thomas (Barb) Warren; grandchildren, Tracy (Michael) Chermansky and Megan (Eric) Moore; great grandchildren Andrew, Gemma, and Margot; sisters, Patricia Machingo and Rose Ellen (Steven) Uchrinscko both of Warren; brothers, Daniel (Connie) Hearn of Norman, OK and Thomas (Brenda) Hearn of Mayview, MO; and numerous extended family members.

Mary Elaine is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Floyd Colson; her son, William Edward Warren; her late parents; stepmother Helen McMillin Hearn Blazevic; stepfather, Michael Blazevic; siblings, James E. Hearn, Dolores Delida, and Gerald Hearn.
Memorial service and Interment will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 15, 2022, at All Souls Cemetery located at 3823 Hoagland Blackstub Road, Cortland, OH 44410

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Team Red, White, & Blue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching Veterans’ lives. Donations can be made online at: Donate to In Memory and In Honor (teamrwb.org).

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences and visit the tribute store by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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SALEM - Lisa Danielle Beck, 48, died Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Cleveland Clinic.

Lisa was born on January 1, 1974 in Salem, the daughter of Daniel Beck and Sharon (Stallsmith)

Galchick.

Lisa was a 1992 graduate of Salem High School. Lisa was self-employed, where she cleaned businesses and houses for the last 5 years.

Lisa enjoyed fishing, painting, reading, and spending time with her pride and joy-her grandson Rhett.

She also enjoyed listening to her boyfriend Dave playing guitar.

She is survived by her mom, Sharon Galchick of Salem; her father, Daniel Beck of Canfield; children, Shelby (Chase) Johnson of Salem and Dan-Michael Belich of Salem; grandson, Rhett Johnson; siblings, Michelle Holton, Matthew Galchick, James Beck, and Jessica Beck.; and her boyfriend of 16 years, David Butcher of Salem.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the Salem AMVETS from 4-7 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Services. To view

Lisa's obituary, send condolences, or order flowers visit www.starkmemorial.com.

 

 

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Gerald Duane McDorman, 90, of Cortland passed away Friday, July 8th, 2022 at Trumbull Memorial Regional Hospital in Warren Ohio.

He was born August 1, 1931 in Lima Ohio, the son of Gerald Douglas and Vivian Inez (Yant) McDorman who have preceded him in death. After graduation from high school Duane enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and was assigned to Fairford, England. There he met and married the love of his life, Joyce (White) McDorman whom he married on October 2, 1954. Duane and Joyce loved and lived an incredible life for more than 66 years until her passing on January 1, 2021.

Duane is survived by four children, Gerald (Tammy) McDorman, Estes Park, CO; Leslie (Alan) Beitzel, Warren, OH; Gregory (Elena) McDorman, Reedsville, PA; and Dale (Mary) McDorman, Beaufort, SC. Duane was also blessed with 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are Duane’s sister, Kay McConnel, Dayton, OH and sister-in-law Cathy McDorman, Delaware. In addition to his wife and parents, Duane was preceded in death by his sister Marilyn Byrne, brother-in-law Richard Byrne, brother, David Lynn McDorman, and brother-in-law Jack McConnel.

Duane served his country in the Air Force for 21 years, by far the proudest achievement of his professional life. In addition to his time on active duty he also spent several years as a civil servant at the Air Force Reserve base in Vienna, OH. His military service honed the core values instilled by his parents which he passed to his children. Honor, integrity, and service were monumentally important to him, and he placed sacrifice for the good of his family and country above all other considerations. In every sense of the word he was a “Hero” and will be remembered that way by those who knew him and especially by those who loved him.

Calling hours will be held at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High Street, Cortland Ohio on July 13, 2022 at 12:30pm followed by a memorial service at 1:00pm and internment at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Veteran’s organization.

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

 

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Winnie Jean Alek (Catlos), 81, passed away peacefully at 2:03am on July 3rd, 2022 at Salem North Healthcare Center. Winnie was born in Salem, Ohio on May 31st, 1941 to the late Beatrice and Albert Catlos. She was a 1959 graduate of Salem High School and attended Ohio University for a short time. Winnie was known by many people in town from when she worked at the Kroger grocery store in Salem. She spent the last 20 years of her career working at Worthington Custom Plastics, which became Blackhawk during her time there and she retired in 2006. She worked many different positions during her time at Blackhawk and was always known for her hard work ethic.

Winnie married Milan “Tony” Alek in 1964 and they were married for 30 years. After their divorce they remained great friends and both cared for each other very much. Winnie and Tony had two children together; Elizabeth Alek of Salem and Flin Alek of Goodyear, Arizona. Winnie was preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth in 2003. Winnie and Elizabeth were very close, and her death affected Winnie greatly, although she always remained positive and full of life. She was also preceded in death by her ex-husband Milan “Tony’ Alek on March 24th, 2022, and grandson Mitchell Alek of Goodyear, Arizona in 2020. Winnie is survived by her son Flin (Amy) Alek. He has made many visits home the last several years from Arizona to visit his parents and Winnie was very proud of him. Winnie is survived by her granddaughter, Lauren Alek of Salem (Paul Galias). Lauren was the light of her life and Winnie helped to raise Lauren. Lauren also helped to care for her while she lived on her own before going to Salem North. Winnie is also survived by her brother Albert “Fella” (Barbie) Catlos of North Carolina, granddaughters Abigail Alek and Elizabeth Alek of Goodyear, Arizona whom she adored, and her best friend of 50 years, Susan Kilmer of Salem.

In Winnie’s younger days she enjoyed dance and practiced ballet for many years. She was a huge fan of the 1950’s-1960’s time period and really enjoyed the music from that era. She was an avid reader her whole life and spent a lot of time reading novels. Winnie enjoyed cooking and had an interest in home décor and renovations and was always found to be watching HGTV and home improvement shows. Her favorite hobby in her later years was quilting and sewing. She was a member of the United Quilt Guild in Salem and really enjoyed her time in the guild and made a lot of friends. Winnie had a unique personality and a very contagious laugh. She loved to have deep conversations with those she cared for and loved to have a good time. She was a very determined person and despite all the healthcare challenges she had over the last 17 years, she always exceeded the expectations of her doctors. She truly was a fighter and had a strong will. Her positive attitude despite her struggles was admirable. Winnie was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Salem and had strong faith in God. Winnie will be tremendously missed by her family and friends, but all the memories and lessons she taught us will live on forever.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Salem North Healthcare Center for caring for Winnie during the last years of her life. You all became her family too and she loved you all. Thank you for making her transition to the next life peaceful. The family would also like to thank Dr. Wilson for always taking an interest in her care and going above and beyond for her. Thank you to Dr. Ryhal for caring for her for many years.

Services will be held on Saturday, 3 PM with the Rev. Byron Bufkin of the Church officiating. There will be a time of visitation from 1 to 2 Pm Saturday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. It was the wishes of Winnie that she be cremated.
 

 

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Bobby Joe Stacy 65, of Negley, (formerly of Youngstown and Orville) died at 10:52 AM Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the emergency room of East Liverpool City Hospital.



He was born in Virginia, the son of the late Branscom Stacy and Clementine (Ratliff) Stacy Gore.



Bobby moved to Negley about 10 years ago. He had previously worked at the Tobin Workshop and Columbiana County Workshop. He enjoyed his time working with everyone at the facility. Bobby would go around and give good hugs to the men and kiss the hands of all the ladies. The most recent years living out at the horse therapy ranch in Negley allowed him to be himself and enjoy the outdoors.. The sense of humor he had and always being upbeat about everything. His spare time was occupied by playing basketball, volleyball, bowling, working puzzles and other type games. He always had a real nack at being mechanical minded and able to solve things. Bobby was also a very organized and neat person and everything had to be in its place to be correct.



Bobby is survived by his sisters: Wanda (Rocky) Miller of Texas, Jenny Chappell of Sebring and Jean McInter of Michigan, the gentleman from the home as well as a host of friends and care givers from Kaleidoscope Program.



In addition to his parents and step Father Orville Gore, he was preceded in death by two siblings; Marie Perine and Kirby Stacy.



Services will be on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 11 AM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The burial will immediately follow at North Lawn Memorial Gardens in Peninsula, Ohio. A time of visitation will be from 10 to 11 Am on Tuesday.
 

 

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Wanda Gwendolyn “Gwen” Bahler, age 88, of Alliance, passed away July 6, 2022 at Aultman Hospital.

She was born September 19, 1933 in Young Harris, Georgia to Garland and Julia (Thompson) Martin.

A graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, Gwen worked as an Executive Secretary for American Steel, in Alliance.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, and the former Alliance Woman’s Club.

Gwen enjoyed fishing, sewing, traveling, baking and spending time with her family.

She will be loved and missed by her family, including her daughters, Cindy (Don) Miller of Kent, Ohio, Sandra (Frank) Orth of Granville; sister, Nancy Andrews-White of Kent; grandchildren, Ashlee (Daric) Gray of Stow, Hayley (Paul) Trowbridge, of Stow, Hannah (Mike) Freeman, of Austin, Texas, and Hunter (Malia) Orth, of Chicago, Illinois; and great-grandchildren, Tucker, Elyse, Carter, and Landon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James L. Bahler, whom she married August 2, 1952, and who died June 28, 1994; her sister, Lily Ann Prats, and her Orth twin grandchildren.

Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Dr. Reverend Arnold Fleagle officiating.

Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The funeral service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at the bottom of her obituary on the funeral home's website.

Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gwen’s honor may be made to Friends of the Park, 2930 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601, or cityofalliance.com.

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

 

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Barbara Susan Sumser, age 81 of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Friday July 8, 2022. She was born in Canton, Ohio on April 27,1941 to the late Arthur and Dorothy (Buckner) Niemeyer. Barb was retired from PCC Airfoils of Minerva. Barb loved life and was a friend to many. She very much enjoyed playing tennis and golf and had an amazing four hole in ones.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Niemeyer. Barb is survived by her husband of sixty years, Richard; two sons, Richard Sumser, JR and friend Heidi Wood and Scott (Megan) Sumser; a sister, Judith (Thomas) Yeager; a granddaughter, Emily Sumser, and many nieces, nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to First Tee in Barb’s honor. Please go to Firsttee.com for donation details.

The family will hold a private family service. Online condolences may be made at to www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Gene Hutto, age 95, formerly of Louisville, passed away Thursday July 7, 2022. He was born in Louisville, Ohio on September 29, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mary (Rigle) Hutto. Gene was a contractor by trade and retired from Molly Stark Hospital where he was director of maintenance. He was a member of Carroll Lodge #315 F & AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, the Dellroy Ruritans and former member of the Nimishillen Ruritans

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Betty in 1971 and his second wife Laverne in 2018; two sons-in-law: Bill Emerson and Tony Smith; two sisters: Georgia May Stertzbach and Ruth Brogan; and a brother, Marvin Hutto. Gene is survived by three daughters: Marsha Emerson, Carol Ann Smith, and Joyce (Tom) Clark; two sons: Tom (Candy) Hutto and David Bechtel; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Services will be 11am, Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E. Gorgas St., Louisville, Ohio with Rev. David Andrews officiating. Calling hours will be from 10 till 11am on Saturday at the church. Masonic services will be held at 11am Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the Stier – Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Memorial Contribution may be made to The Copeland Oaks Foundation 800 South 15th Street Sebring. Ohio Online condolences may be left at www.stier-israelfuneralhome.com

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SALEM – Bruce Robert Barrett "Barrett", 72, died Sunday, July 10, 2022, at University Hospital - Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland.

Bruce affectionately known as Barrett was born on March 5, 1950 in Canton, Ohio, son of the late Robert B. and Helen Dale (Plotts) Barrett.

Barrett was a 1968 graduate of Canton Glenwood High School. He later graduated from Kent State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate. Barrett was Senior Research Officer at Kent State University, retiring in 2007. He enjoyed fishing, playing classical piano, non-fiction books, whimsey and word play, going to wineries and breweries, traveling to Canada, and spending time near the water.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Barrett (May) of Salem, whom he married February 8, 1985.

Memorial calling hours will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Bruce Barrett Memorial Scholarship which provides support for students attending Kent State Salem and East Liverpool. Checks may be payable to Kent State University Foundation, 350 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH 44242 with “Barrett” Scholarship” on the memo line. Please visit http://ksu.convio.net/barrett to make a gift online.

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

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

 

 

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Robert Roy “Bob” Kamph, age 87, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Aultman Alliance Community Care Center.

He was born January 17, 1935 at the family home in West Lebanon, Ohio to Raymond and Emma (Lemon) Kamph.

Robert had been employed at Sugardale Foods, and was a member of the Sugardale Retiree Breakfast Club.

A U. S. Army Veteran, he attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Bob enjoyed watching the Pittsburg Steelers, New York Yankees, Michigan Wolverines, and Georgetown Hoya’s; and was an avid fan of girls fastpitch softball. An avid prayer warrior, Robert loved dogs, going to auctions, his backyard deer-feeder, RFD TV, and HIS John Deere Tractor.

He will be loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Mary Jean (Hofacre) Kamph, whom he married September 3, 1960; children, Tammy (Rick) Kempthorne, of North Canton, and Troy (Susan Coy) Kamph, of Minerva; grandchildren, Justin (Erin) Kempthorne of North Canton, Layne and Olivia Kamph, of Minerva; great-grandchildren, Liam and Rowyn Kempthorne;  step-great-granddaughter, Riley Casseday of Norton; niece, Cindy Halley; nephew, Robbie Ferrebee; and many extended family members and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Grace Ferrebee, and nephews, Tim and Jeff Ferrebee.

Services will be held at Noon Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, with Bruce Brugger officiating, per Robert’s request.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until Noon on Saturday.

Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park at a later date.

Robert’s family would like to thank Aultman Alliance Hospital, Community Care Center, and Hospice for their loving care.

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

 

 

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John G. Whitacre, age 64, of Alliance, passed away on June 30, 2022.

He was born on October 14, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Raymond E. and Barbara Joan (Brandt) Whitacre.

John graduated from Hoover High School in 1975 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State in 1979.

John worked for Costigans Office Supply, The Alliance Review and Rodman Public Library. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

John’s first love was music; violin, guitar, mandolin, and Scottish and Irish music. John loved his pet goat and cats. He also had a passion for history, specifically Canal History.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Annette Whitacre; his brother, Stuart (Kristine) Whitacre; step-children; an uncle, Robert Brandt; an aunt, Mary Whitacre; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Todd; aunts, uncles, grandparents and a cousin.

A memorial service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Sunday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior. Pastor Steve Stultz-Costello will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Compassionate Care, 2821 Woodlawn Ave NW, Canton, OH 44708.

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

 

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Beloit:

John R. Gieker passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on July 3, 2022, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born November 28, 1952, in Quincy, Illinois to Roger and Mary Davis Gieker. He married JoAnn Schmidt on December 22, 1972, in Louisville, Kentucky.


Mr. Gieker graduated from Central High School in Camp Point, Illinois and United Electronics School in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked most of his career in foundries, including American Standard, Eljer, and finally retiring from Elyria Foundry.


In his free time, John enjoyed gardening, fishing, coin hunting/collecting, woodworking, and spending time with his family.


Surviving are his wife JoAnn Gieker, son John Gieker, Jr., Proctorville, OH, daughter Jennifer (Kris) Smith, Beloit, OH, two granddaughters: Jenna and Gabrielle Smith, grandson Colin Gieker, sister Gloria (Ron) Lantz, and many other loving family members.


He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Dr. Frank Adrian, grandparents, sister Eleanor, and brother David.


John will be cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date. Dean's Funeral Home in Sebring, Ohio is handling the arrangements.


The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Aultman Alliance Hospice for their compassionate care in his final days. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com.
 

 

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Deerfield:

Cecil James McLemore of Deerfield, age 86, passed away Friday July 1, 2022, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born September 4, 1935, in Madisonville, Tennessee to the late Odd and Roxie McLemore. He moved to Ohio after he married Arlene Hawkins, December 23, 1956. He retired from General Motors Company in Lordstown.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brimfield. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, spending time with family and visiting Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Louise and Marie, and a brother; Randy. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Arlene, children; Jim (Tami) McLemore, Kathy (Gene) Jacobs, and Jenny (Bud) Barr. Grandchildren; Rachelle (Jacob), Amber (eric), Austin, Zach, Meranda, Mariah, Casey, Marlee, great-grandchildren; Makenzie, Sydney, Carson, Landon, Xander, Lily, and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Family and friends will be received at Dean's Funeral Home, 256 W Ohio Avenue in Sebring, Friday July 8, 2022, from 11am -1pm with a Funeral Service following at 1pm with Pastor Dan Alexoff officiating. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio. Please feel free to wear your Hawaii attire to honor him.
 

 

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SALEM - Shane Morrison, 49, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the comfort of his home. He was born March 4, 1973, son of Toni Taylor (Quinn) and the late Larry Morrison, of Salem.

Shane graduated from Salem Highschool, Class of 1991. He dabbled in buy-sell-trade and previously worked as a server in area restaurants. His most impactful work was as a supportive caregiver to his grandmother, Esther Quinn. During a brief illness Esther experienced, Shane selflessly cared for her and read her Bible scriptures to ease her heart.

He loved the fresh outdoors, camping and kayaking with his sisters, and playing frisbee golf. Music was a big part of Shane's life. Shane enjoyed singing karaoke with family, listening to hard rock, and attending music festivals with his brother Ryan. He and Ryan followed the 'Kotton Mouth Kings,' attending several live shows. Shane had a unique smile that charmed. His family will miss the tricks, pranks, and jokes they came to expect from Shane's mischievous smile. Charming and caring, he brightened days with his magical slight-of-hand. The Cleveland Browns have lost an avid fan.

Shane is survived by his mother, Toni Taylor of Salem; his son, Brandon; sisters, Tiffany Morrison, Bree Taylor, Samantha (John) Lucas, Danielle (Levi) Poling and brother, Ryan Taylor, all of Salem. He loved his grandmother, Esther Quinn and Shane made a great impact on his loving nephew, Hayden Poling. He even taught 'Hay-Hay' how to take his first steps. Close cousins and a host of aunts and uncles will deeply miss Shane.
In addition to his father, Shane was preceded in death by his grandfather, Louis Quinn and paternal grandparents.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Stark Memorial, P.O. Box 748, Salem, OH 44460 to help offset the cost.

To view Shane's obituary, send donations or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 

 

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Joan Pospisil, 77, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2022 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren.

Joan was born on July 4, 1944 in Punxsutawney, PA , a daughter of the late Mark and Mary Belle Reitz.

She was a 1962 graduate of Warren G. Harding. Shortly after graduation she married the love of her life, Albert Donald Pospisil Sr. on July 14, 1962.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, embroidering, and painting ceramics. She was a wonderful mother, who loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren. She was also the best curly noodle soup and peperoni roll maker.

Joan will be deeply missed by her loving children, Albert (Renee) Pospisil Jr., Mark (Pam) Pospisil, Teresa (Ken) Koncsol, and Veronica Porter; her grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christopher, Amanda (John), Aaron (Missy), Adam, Tyler, Carl Jr., Harry, and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Noah, Emmett, and Evan; and her sister Peggy Mortimer.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Albert, who passed on December 23, 2014; sister, Lynda Kraus; and her son in law Bo Porter.

Family and friends may visit from 9-11:00AM on Saturday July 9, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer Winans Chapel located at 164 N. High St. in Cortland with funeral services follow at 11:00AM at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Bazetta Township.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society by visiting www. https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences and view the live stream of Joan’s service on her tribute wall by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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Daniel C. Dettmer, 64, passed away on July 1, 2022, at Hospice House. Danny was born on January 20, 1958, in Warren, Ohio the son of Helmut and Frances Alltop Dettmer. A 1976 graduate of Struthers High School, Danny was employed as a welder for Transco Railway Products. He enjoyed doing welding projects for anyone who asked for assistance.

Danny is survived by his parents, brother Dean (Michelle) Dettmer, sister Donna E. Henson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Loretta Dettmer and his grandparents. Visitation will be held Thursday July 7, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM at Lane Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44515.

Burial will be at Eckis Cemetery. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com
 

 

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Cody Michael Harris, 28, passed on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was born June 23, 1994, in Warren, OH to Shannon (Sisler) Tammaro and Gary M. Harris.
Cody was a 2012 Warren G. Harding graduate. He was self-employed. He enjoyed rebuilding motorcycles, riding dirt bikes, four wheelers, and especially his Harley’s. He was just “born to ride” I guess you would say. Cody lit up a room when he was there, and his laugh was one of a kind and will be missed deeply. He enjoyed fishing, canoeing, camping, boating, and spending time with his family and friends and just having a good time. He was an old soul and so wonderful to be around.

His mom, nana, and granddad are going to miss his nightly texts that always said, “love you mostest,” and his every Sunday visits.
Cody will be deeply and forever be missed by his mom and stepdad, Shannon and Dave Tammaro; father, Gary M. Harris of Shawnee, OK; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Eileen Sisler of Warren, OH; paternal grandparents, Duane and Shirley Hohvart of Shawnee, OK; uncle and aunt, Daniel and Stacie Sisler; stepsister, Christine (Brad) Isabella and Kelly Tammaro; his cousins, Madison and Peyton whom he adored; his best friends, Jeff and Erin Lowther and his beloved dog and best friend “Mack” and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gary W. Harris; great grandparents, Percy “Fats” and Elizabeth Sisler, Paul and Olive Bertolasio, and Charles and Twila Markle.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Cody with a donation to Friends of Fido, Trumbull County Dog Pound, or any rescue of your choice. Family held a memorial service privately in honor of Cody.

Family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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Russell E. Lilley, age 81, of Alliance, passed away on July 3, 2022.

He was born on March 2, 1941 in Marshall County, WV to Earl and Evalene Lilley. 

Russell worked as a core maker at American Steel Foundries. He served honorably in the Vietnam War with the United States Army. Russell was a member of Maranatha Ministries in Alliance. He was an avid deer hunter and a loving father and grandfather.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley (Gowen) Lilley, whom he married August 29, 1967; children, Felecia (Russ) Cameron and Aaron Lilley; two grandchildren, Zack Cameron and Madison Lilley; and a sister, Mary Jane Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, James Lilley, Virgil Lilley, Harry Lilley and Carl Lilley.

A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Friday, July 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Caldwell officiating.

The family would like to thank Aultman Alliance Hospice for their care and compassion.

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

 

 

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Mary Ellen Graham, age 93, of Louisville, OH passed away Friday, July 1, 2022. She was born January 28, 1929 in Midland, PA to the late Rexford and Rosalie (Douthett) Black. She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Don Graham in 2017; a granddaughter, Lyndsay Gulling; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Tom) Gulling, Chris (Jeff) Stupeck; her son, Gregory (Marsha) Graham; a brother, Dick (Betty) Black; nine grandchildren, Matt (Laura), Mike (Kelly) and Mark (Callie) Gulling, Lori (Mike) Seaman, Marcus and Max Graham, Taylor (Dalton) Brow, Ryan (Grace) and Kyle Stupeck and 10 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Mary Ellen will be laid to rest, with her husband, in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Memory Care Unit, 2308 Reno Dr, Louisville, OH 446451. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

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Michael Warren Reese, age 47 of Butler, PA, formerly of Austintown, OH, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022. Mr. Reese was born September 11, 1974, in Youngstown, OH, the son of Diane Clevenger Reese and the late Leslie Reese, Sr. Michael was employed at Vicnor Farms in Connoquenessing, PA for 22 years. He enjoyed being outdoors especially when hunting and fishing. Michael was an avid football fan and enjoyed cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and the Penn State Nittany Lions.

He is survived by his loving family; his mother Diane and her husband Richard Engler; his siblings Lucinda Reese, Leslie Reese, Jr. (Geri), Colleen Meade (Emit), Leigh Anne Williams (Jude) and Timothy Reese; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by dear family friends Joshua Calderone and Robin Reese-Orrison. In addition to his father, Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Warren and Letha Clevenger and great-uncle Harvey Earl, Jr.

Visitation will be held Wednesday July 6, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44515 followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

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FLORIDA – Betty Ruth Weiss, 96, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at her home in Boca Raton, Florida. She was born March 24, 1926 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Alfred E. and Emma (Raschke) Daniels.

Betty worked at various banking and insurance companies for over 30 years. She had previously worked at Art’s Jeweler’s in Salem, OH. She lived 65 years in Salem, OH and 31 years in Boca Raton, FL. Betty was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, FL.

Survivors include her son, Joseph M. Weiss III of Boca Raton, FL; daughter, Deborah K. Weiss of Dublin, OH; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, her brothers, sisters and her husband, Joseph M. Weiss Jr. also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at Grandview Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Alan Smearsoll officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem High School Alumni Association, 330 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 chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

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

 

 

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SALEM – Shirley R. Beard, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 25, 1949 in Mahoning County, Youngstown;  daughter of the late Charles E. and Janet M. (nee Williams)  Bartholow.

Shirley was a very strong believer in her faith. One could often find her doing her housework and cooking while listening to her southern gospel music; which gave her much comfort and inspiration throughout the day. Shirley reveled in the bosom of the Lord until her last day. She expertly made candles and primitive crafts, and had a business called Hickory Hollow Naturals where she sold her wares. She enjoyed sewing, making wreaths and was the best cook in the family (yes it showed, but that’s o.k.). Her mother’s nickname for her was “Dilly”, and that seemed to suit her just fine. As a former accountant, she was meticulous in her organization and record-keeping. Shirley was a dedicated fan of Ohio State University (daughter Jana is an alumnus), and her home reflected her passion of all-things “Ohio State”. She would do anything for family and friends. It seems she had accumulated an uncountable number of friends and acquaintances.

Shirley was married four prior times in her life, and her husband, Ronald was married two prior times as well. Between them they had 100 years of marriage experience when they joined their lives together on March 21, 2022 by accident. That is a story for another day, but having made all of the mistakes; all that was left to do was love deeply and that is what she did until the end of her life. She said she had never been happier, and that is a comfort to us all who knew her and loved her so much. 

Survivors include: her husband, Ronald B. Carey; daughter, Jana R. Beard and her wife “Nikki” (Cunningham) Beard; three grandchildren; siblings Linda Bernard, Chuck Bartholow, John Gluckner and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, a son, Michael F. Beard also preceded her in death.

Friends and family will be received from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Stark Memorial.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Gail Pavliga officiating.

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

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

 

 

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Columbiana - James E. Tataseo, age 76, of Columbiana, died on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home in Columbiana.

He was born on February 20, 1946, in Youngstown, son of the late Twyde and Eva Bradley Marshall and his late stepfather Anthony Tataseo, who raised him from a young age.

James had worked as a senior systems analyst for FedEx and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

James is survived by his wife, Virginia Davison Tataseo, whom he married in July of 1968; his two sons, James (Hollis) Tataseo of New Waterford and John (Diane) Tataseo of Aliquippa, PA; a grandson, Jack Marshall Tataseo; a sister, Connie Mondock of Raleigh, NC.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Don Tataseo.

Per the families wishes no services will be held.

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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SALEM - Bruce “Rick” Herron, 69, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Auburn Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a recent illness. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 6, 1953 and was a life-long resident of Salem, Ohio. He was the son of the late Bruce R. Herron and Marilyn (Miller) Herron.

Rick is survived by his sons, Jason Herron of Cleveland and Matthew Herron of Columbus; sister, Beverly (Bill) Herron Davies, and his nieces, Sarah Davies Seely, Marie Davies, Kim Davies, all of San Ramon, California.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and best friend, Bo.

Rick was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School. He then attended Kent State University for a couple years before getting kicked out for a prank involving cherry bombs in his dorm’s restroom. Rick was the owner of Herron Real Estate and also previously worked at Home Depot where he loved bringing smiles to the faces of his colleague’s and customer’s. He was known for his constant positivity and infectious laugh. Rick had a genuine love for people and refused to say a bad word about anyone. He had many talents including writing comedy, playing the guitar, and laughing at his own jokes. Rick was a songwriter for the band, Bo & the Arrows, who in the 1980’s, had a song on the radio called “Suzie Why”.

Rick was a huge sports fan. He loved the Cleveland Guardians and was borderline psychotic about the Dallas Cowboys. On game days you would see the Dallas Cowboys flag flying outside his house while he was inside leaving hand prints on his television from patting the players on their helmets. Some of his favorite times were coaching little league baseball and basketball when his sons were young. He never forgot any of the players he coached or coached against and always loved telling stories about those years. He had many good friends and could not name a single person he didn’t like.

Rick’s family would like to give a sincere thank you to the entire staff at Auburn Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their compassion and loving care. As Rick told them daily, “You do a great job!”

A Celebration of Life will be held for Rick on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Quaker Hall, 1688 South Lincoln Ave. in Salem.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Salem Alumni Association at salemohioalumni.org/donate or The American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org.

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

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

 

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COLUMBIANA - Julie Ann (Patterson) Galchick, 58, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 29, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born December 19, 1963 in Preston County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Jesse Francis Patterson of Kingwood, WV and Jean Carol (Cramer) Brock of Terra Alta, WV.

Julie grew up in Niles, OH and graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1982. She was a proud member of the Niles McKinley High School Band. She was a graduate of Youngstown State University and worked as a case worker for Columbiana Mental Health. Julie and her devoted husband of 20 years, Chris have lived in Columbiana and Lisbon area during those years. Julie loved helping people and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was always lending a hand and giving donations to the veterans, anyone in need, and her church, St. Jude.

Julie is survived by her husband, Christopher Galchick; siblings, Jesse (Judee) Patterson of Niles, OH, Melissa (Richard) Hayes of Niles, OH, Matthew (Jennifer) Patterson of Mineral Ridge, OH, Ray (Tracy) Brock of Newbury, OH, William (Cheryl) Brock of Terra Alta, WV, James Patterson (Sarah) of Kingwood, WV, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving parents, Julie was preceded in death by her step-father, Charles Dean Brock; step-mother, Betty Eline Seese Patterson; her grandparents and in-laws also preceded her in death.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday, July 6, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Stark Memorial.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Stark Memorial, P.O. Box 748, Salem, OH 44460 to help offset the cost of the funeral.

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

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

 

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Mary E. Prendergast, age 78, passed away at home June 30. 2022 following a long illness. She was born May 19, 1944 in Alliance, Ohio.

She graduated from Marlington High School. After retiring from the Genie Corporation, she enjoyed many things in her life. Gardening, artwork and time with her grandchildren just to name a few.

She is survived by her daughter Toni Pelamati, son Michael Calderone, grandsons Joe Grimes and Jerrid Pelamati, granddaughters Hailey Tucker and Brandi Stillion, and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Samuel Naugle, Mother Edith (Hively) Naugle, sisters Edy May and Sally, brothers Samuel and Robert and David, and grandson Tommy Lee.

Per her wishes she was cremated, and no services were desired.
 

 

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Brenda Kaye (Petry) Zarbaugh, 76 passed away at home in the loving presence of her husband on June 29, 2022. Brenda was born on January 6, 1946, in Cabin Creek, West Virginia the daughter of Lila Petry McGee.

On August 14, 1982, she was united in marriage to Albert C. Zarbaugh with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage. A 1963 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Brenda was employed as an assembler at General Motors. An avid reader she and her husband enjoyed trips to the casino and sharing a meal together. Brenda was the ultimate shopper who loved spending time swimming and sitting in the sun.

She will be missed by her husband Albert, sons David (Amy) Martino, Mark (Amy Nester) Martino, stepsons Chuck (Betsy) Zarbaugh, Don (Michelle) Zarbaugh, Tom (Susan) Zarbaugh, Jim (Heather) Zarbaugh and Chris (Elizabeth) Zarbaugh, sixteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, her brother William McGee, and her faithful canine companion Rod Stewart whom she rescued.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Private family services will be held with burial at Greenhaven Cemetery.
To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com

 

 

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Harriet Jane Wolfe, age 91, of Alliance, OH left this life to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was born February 11, 1931 in Canton, OH to the late Edwin and Harriet (Sluss) Douglass. Jane was a 1949 graduate of McKinley High School where she was a proud member of the marching band. She lived most of her adult life in Louisville.

Jane is survived by two daughters, Carol (Roger) Kocher and Joyce Brahler; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Haueter and Dorothy Zellers

At her request, a private graveside service will be held Tuesday in Sunset Hill Burial Park, Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com     

 

 

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Greenford - Michael “Mike” Edward Kenney, 62, went home to be with the Lord Monday Evening, June 27, 2022, in Greenford, doing what he loved-farming.

Mike was born on December 3, 1959, in Youngstown, a son of the late Paul and Elaine Applegarth Kenney.

Mike was a 1979 graduate of South Range High School where he met his loving wife of 38 years, Susan Kenney, whom he married on December 17, 1983. He was a carpenter with Local 171 until his retirement in 2013. Mike was a 40-year member of A.A. He was blessed with a large and loving family. If he wasn’t on the farm, you could find him at the local coffee shop. Besides farming, Mike enjoyed horseback riding, antiques, family picnics and the Canfield Fair. It was rare to see him without his cowboy boots and hat on. He also loved watching westerns, especially those with John Wayne and listening to Cat Stevens. In the months preceding his death, Mike was a true American patriot. Mike will be remembered as a hardworking, generous, kind, and softhearted man all of which he passed down to his children. Those who knew Mike knew he was one of a kind.

Mike is survived by his wife, Susan Welker Kenney, his children, Michael of Columbus, Levi (Kerstie) of Canfield, Floyd (Diana) of Houston, TX, Jonathan (Kristen) of Greenford and Mary (Brandon) Liebau of Columbus. He also leaves two grandchildren whom he absolutely adored, Khloe and Charlie Kenney. Additionally, Mike is survived by his siblings Marilyn (Alan) Wenger, Mark, Kirk, Terry (Tammy), Patrick (Michele), and Gail (Jeff) Davis and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his brother Paul.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 1, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and again on Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Steve Lowe officiating.

Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenford.

 

 

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Rebecca (Becky) Pasqual Fox passed away on June 28th at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a short illness. She was born on September 5, 1964, to Robert Pasqual and Betty Olson. She graduated from Chaney High School in 1982. Becky was very outgoing and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was always willing to help anyone. She leaves behind her grandson, Dylan Fox; her mother; her brothers Bob, Paul, Derek, and Tony (Carrie) Pasqual; her sisters Laura Damko and Beth (Tim) Brown.

Becky was preceded in death by her son David Fox; her brother, Brian; her father, Robert Pasqual.

Becky leaves behind numerous relatives and really good friends whom she loved. A celebration of life will be celebrated at a later date.

 

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Sandi McBride, 60, of Alliance, passed away unexpectedly on June 24th, 2022 after a long illness.

Sandi was born on August 2, 1961 to Butch and Beverly Nichols in Alliance, Ohio. Sandi graduated from Alliance High School in 1978. After graduation, Sandi worked at the Longaberger Basket Company for 22 years as a basket weaver.

Sandi was preceded in death by her sister, Christina Niner; her nephew, Joey Nichols; her niece, Trina Nichols, her father Corwin "Butch" Nichols. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 42 years, David McBride; her children Aaron (Sarah) McBride, Steven McBride and Shawnda (Corey) Davis and her amazing grandchildren Madeline McBride, Paxton McBride, Cadence McBride, Cicero Davis, Emerson Davis and Lennon Davis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Roma Society on July 30th, 2022 at 6pm. All are welcome to come celebrate her life.
 

 

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Earl C. “Rocky” Thurmond Jr., age 64, of Alliance, departed this life Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center.

Earl was born June 30, 1958, in Alliance, Ohio to the late Earl C. Thurmond Sr. and Mary Lee (Jones) Thurmond.

Rocky attended Marlington High School and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. He accepted God as his Savior at a young age.

Rocky was a Jack of All Trades, who would help anyone with anything. His heart was a big as he was.

Left to cherish his memories are his children, Joseph Thurmond, Marie Holly, Earl C. “Quido” Thurmond III, Zackery Thurmond, Jordan (Janice) Thurmond, Tamar Lawson, Marshelle McElroy, Nicole McElroy and Brian Thurmond; grandchildren; Eizec Blackwell, Mosiya McElroy, Avery Martin, Musyk Thurmond, Nasir ‘nas’ Thurmond, Mariah Thurmond, Marcus Boggs,

Karter Thurmond, De’Markes Thurmond, Aliana “allie” Blackwell, Brandon ’bubba’ Blackwell Jr., his siblings, Ronald “Ronnie” A. Jones, Earlene Dailey and Charlietha E. Thurmond; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and his first wife, Jacquelyn Yolanda Thurmond.

Services will be held at Noon Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Earl will be laid to rest next to his parents at Mount Union Cemetery.

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

 

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Barbara Ann Hartzell Noll, age 88 of Lenoir, North Carolina, and formerly of Alliance, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Edna (Barnes) Hartzell.

Barbara was a volunteer and team captain for Alliance Community Concerts for 39 years. She was a former recording secretary for Catholic Women’s Club, former member of the St Joseph Catholic Gallery Choir, former trustee of the Saxon Club-branch 8, and lifetime member of BPOE Elks 467 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, bowling, playing bingo, crocheting and knitting.

Barbara is survived by her sister Cheryl (Michael) Cook of Hesperia Michigan; children, Robert Noll of Orlando Florida, Katherine (Dan) Diehl of Hudson North Carolina, Patty Noll of Alliance Ohio, and Susan (Matthew) Nagle of Lenoir North Carolina; six grandchildren five great-grandchildren, and brother-in-law, Daniel (Mary) Noll of Alliance.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Noll and her brother, Byron B. Hartzell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6th at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David Weikart officiating.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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

 

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FLORIDA - Jean E. Prior, (92), formerly of Salem, OH, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at her daughters home in Port St. Lucie, FL. She was born July 22, 1929 in Beloit OH, daughter of the late Orville K. and Emma (Brunner) Burbick.

Jean last worked at Home Care Advantage Inc. as a file clerk for three years. She previously worked at Glogan’s Hardware and the Salem Public Library.

She was a member of Sunlight Community Church and previously Calvary Baptist Church in Salem, OH and Zion Hill Church of the Brethren in Columbiana, OH.

Her husband, William B. Prior, whom she married February 1983, preceded Jean in death July 22, 1992.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy K. (Rex) Brown of Canal Fulton, OH, Cyndi S. Blakeman of Leetonia, OH, and Tammy J. (Robert) Morgan of Port St. Lucie, FL; son, Steven D. (Joan) Baum of Tucson, AZ; stepson John (Jackie) Prior of Leetonia, OH; multiple step grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a sister, Evelyn Yaggi of Alliance, OH,

Jean was preceded in death by her stepsons; James Prior and Dr. Richard Prior; sisters, Mildred Fiscus, Vanita Kubus and Joann Garwood, and brother, Orville K. Burbick Jr.

Friends and family will be received July 8, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Rd., Columbiana, OH.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Roger Dulaney officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Rd. Salem, OH 44460 or Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Rd, Columbiana, OH 44408

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.

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

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

 

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Richard C. Cumo, 73 of Canfield died early Friday morning, June 24, 2022. Richard was born December 31, 1948 in New Castle, PA, a son of the late Marion and Antoinette (Chicone) Cumo. Richard graduated from New Castle High School and was a driver for UPS for 33 years, retiring in 2003. Richard was a McDonald’s fanatic, loved their coffee and was well known at the Canfield McDonald’s for daily visits.

His wife, the former Leonajean Fortuna, whom he married September 9, 1972, died July 7, 2012.

He leaves his two sons, Richard M. Cumo of Cleveland, Antony (Kelly) Cumo of Canfield; two grandchildren, Nathan and Ryan. Richard Also leaves his sister, Angeline DeChellis of Struthers and a brother, Joseph Cumo of Canton.

Besides his parents and his wife, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Cumo. Per Richard’s request, there will be no calling hours or services.

 

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Marcia Blanche (Boyd) Allen, born July 10th, 1947, passed away peacefully in her home in Warren, Ohio on June 24, 2022.

She joins in death her parents Garfield and Emma (Hodgson) Boyd, brother James
Boyd, and sister Beverly (Boyd) Marsh.

Marcia leaves behind her husband James Allen, brother Robert Boyd, daughters Heather (Palmer) Burkey, Melissa Palmer, and Betheny (Palmer) Ruiter, sons Ian and Nathaniel, and grandchildren Tyler, Treavor, Tanor, Tristan, KJ, Austin, Maggie, Charlotte, Lucy, Nora, Adam, Mary Clare, JD, Melody, Maelynn, Jared, Ryan, Matthew, Branden, CJ, and Amanda. She was expecting her first two great-grandchildren later this year.

Marcia, a 1965 graduate of Eastlake North (OH) High school, spent her professional career as a bookkeeper, but will be best remembered as a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, and friend. She spent the majority of her days in the service and in the company of others. Whether it be sports events for her children and grandchildren, organizing social events with her friends, helping a loved one in need, or traveling miles and miles to be with her family and friends across the world, Marcia had a unique love of life and selflessness. That love was best expressed by her contagious laugh.

Marcia had a sweet and loving soul and never met someone she didn’t try to help. She was a mother to many and a friend to all. She will be sorely missed.

Marcia will be honored at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel located at 164 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410 on Saturday July 2nd, with calling hours from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. and a service at 3 p.m.

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

 

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Richard J. Justis, 79, of Mineral Ridge, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2022, at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.
Born February 17, 1943 in Warren, Ohio, Richard was the son of William I. and Emily C. (Shibley) Justis.

Richard served his country in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement he was a welder and held various other odd jobs after. He was a member of the AFA. He was a history aficionado and loved airplanes. Richard loved his animals and was known for having the “fattest squirrels in town.”

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Mary Ann (Keckes), whom he married May 4, 1968; his daughter Laura (Fiancé John Wilson) Justis and his brother Thomas (Sue) Justis.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers William “Bill” (Betty) Justis Jr. and John “Mike” (Ruby) Justis.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, June 30, from 5:00-7:00 PM. Private services will be held at a later date. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Jesse Paul Garland, 29, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Jesse was born January 28,1993 and was the son of Bill and Cinde Garland.

Jesse was always the bright light in anyone’s day. He lived his life to the fullest. He gave his heart to anyone who needed it and would do anything for anyone. He would always welcome you with a big hug and a smile. There was never a dull moment when he was around. His smile and laughter were infectious. He loved life.

Jesse loved and did anything that made his heart happy whether it was riding his bikes, farming, jet skiing, making his own music and singing or just hanging with his many friends and making them laugh. He had so many friends that filled his heart with joy but most of all he loved his Mom and dog, Mojo. He always randomly would text his Mom, “I love you”.

Jess will be sadly missed by his Mom, Cinde; his sister, Stephanie (Nick) Danadic; nieces, Elena and Lia; nephew Nicholas; grandmothers, Flora Shreves and Dorothy Garland; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jesse was predeceased by his father, Bill and grandfather, Ray.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, July 2nd, at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, from 1:00-3:00 PM, with a time of sharing memories to follow at 3:00 PM. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Vesta L. (Wayne) Smith, age 85, passed of natural causes on June 27, 2022.

She was born February 20, 1937 to Lawrence A. and Reta (Brady) Wayne of Homeworth, Ohio.

She was a graduate of Alliance High School in 1955. Her earlier years of learning were in the Country Schools of Knox Township.

Vesta was once employed by Graham and Wagner Monument Inc. as a secretary and also worked for Caring Hands Inc for 21 years before retiring.

Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Jennifer Burt of Alliance; grandchildren, Misty Smith of Alliance, Jaime Pumneo of Canton, and Jesse Burt of Canton; great-grandchildren, Michaela Smith of Alliance, Mason Smith of Alliance and Emma Pumneo of Canton; brother, Robert Wayne of Stanton, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Sherrie Smith; her brother, Don Wayne; sister, Nancy Wutrick; three nephews; and an infant sister.

Per her wishes, no funeral services will be held. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44708.

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

 

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David Paul Jones, 74 of Canfield died early Monday morning at his residence. David was born August 14, 1947 in Joliet, Illinois, a son of the late Ernest and Donna (Park) Jones. He came to this area in 1970 to work for the Fisher Body Fabricating Plant of General Motors, Lordstown, where he retired July 1, 2008. Previously David had worked for the General Motors Plant in Mansfield.

He was a member of Local Union #1714; and enjoyed water and snow skiing. He had a love of corvettes, owning his first one at the age of 18, but most importantly was his love of his family and looked forward to spending time together and will be greatly missed.

He leaves his wife, the former Aurelia “Rae” Counts, whom he married August 5, 1967; his children, Keith (Julie) Jones of Macedonia; Lisa Kidd of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren, Zakary, Emileigh, Ben, Brady and Cameron. David also leaves his sister, Patricia (David) Manring of Galion, OH and a brother, Richard (Jan) Jones Wilmington, NC. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Jones. Friends may call on Thursday from 5-7 pm Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel and 10 until 10:45 am Friday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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SALEM - Elizabeth “Betty” Ellen (McCartney) Farmer, 78, was called by the Lord and passed peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, June 26, 2022 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, reuniting with her husband, brothers, and friends. Betty was born on August 1, 1943, in Salem OH. She was one of six children of the late Ray and Ellen (Nesbitt) McCartney.

She graduated from United High school in 1961, and married the love of her life, Ross Farmer Jr., on July 22, 1966. Ross and Betty shared 32 years of marriage before his passing in 1998. She had a love for Christmas and her large collection of Santa Clauses. One of her favorites was a Santa shaped wood clock she hung in the living room, even though it was broken and never chimed, she continued to hang it year after year. It always seemed to chime in the best moments, and she always said that it was Ross reminding her that he was watching over her.

Growing up, Betty played a key role in the family farm and spent her teenage years working at Ziegler’s Meat Market. She always fondly recalled when she, her father, and her siblings would spend their summer days saddling up all of their horses and taking the neighborhood full of children on a ride over to the drive-in movies where Giant Eagle stands today. Her mother would follow behind later with the, aptly named, Chow Wagon with dinner for all.

Throughout her life, she was full of kindness, compassion, and joy to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Betty and Ross were always opening their home to a friend or person in need, and the dining room table built by Ross served as a constant place for a game of cards and a fresh cup of coffee. She valued living simply, and enjoyed making everything by hand. Betty and Ross spent many hours hand making decor, toys and teddy bears to sell at Shaker Woods and share their creations with family and friends.

She is survived by her three children, Doug (Cheri) R. Farmer of Salem, Karrin S. Campf of Salem, and Julia (Mike) E. Murphy of Salem; daughter by heart, Michelle Walla of Salem; her 12 grandchildren, Lance (Amanda) Murphy, Joe (Robyn) Bell, Adam (Chantel) Bell, Erin (Chase) Adams, Brian (Natalie) Murphy, Sierra Willoughby, Ben (Tori) Farmer, Carly (Bing) Campf, Delaney Willoughby, Paige Campf, Andrew Walla, and Peyton Campf, and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her brothers, George (Jo), Harry, Donald (Rowena), and Floyd (Luanne) McCartney, and grandson, Anthony Colon.

Private burial will be held at a later date at Woodsdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers or donations, Betty wishes that each person take a moment to share time with loved ones/friends to have dinner or play a game together. Be a safe haven to a person in need and always pay kindness forward.

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

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

 

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Columbiana - Lynda "Winnie" Mills-Ward, age 61, of Columbiana, died on Friday, June 24, 2022, at her home in Columbiana.

She was born on September 8, 1960, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Bruce and Bette Bauman Mills.

Lynda had worked as a Bartender for Bills Place in Austintown, the Washingtonville VFW, the Leetonia Eagles and was a cashier at Marathon in Columbiana. She enjoyed crocheting, being out in the sun and being in the pool. The joy of Lynda’s life was her beloved granddaughter, Amelia.

Lynda is survived by her three children, Keith (Andrea) Mills of Washingtonville, Elizabeth Ward of Columbiana and Charles Ward, II of Columbiana; her beloved granddaughter, Amelia Ann Mills; six siblings, Larry Mills, Lauralee (Thomas) Moomau, Lois Hart, Bruce (Pam) Mills, Brian (Sue) Mills and Lorraine Mills. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the family home on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friends and family are asked to contact Keith or Elizabeth if additional information is needed.

Professional services 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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Ronald K. Harrison, of North Benton, Ohio, passed away June 24, 2022 at Altercare of Alliance, following a six month illness.

He was born in Salem, Ohio July 21, 1937, the son of the late Estella Freconna and Howard Harrison.

Ronnie grew up next to Mahoning School on Mahoning Avenue in Salem.

A 1955 graduate of Alliance High School, he was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1962 from Fort Myer, Virginia. Thereafter, he was employed at the Alliance Machine Company for 31 years.

Ronnie also attended the Alliance Friends Church.

His hobbies included making tiny cardboard houses and buildings, working tirelessly in beautiful yard and flower gardens, and making totem poles and palm trees to display in his yard.

He is survived by his nephew, Paul Michael Andrews of Alliance, Ohio, his cousin, John (Linda) Freconna of Alliance, his cousin, Bob Bartholow, of Leetonia, Ohio and a half-sister, Carol Misner, of Michigan.

Besides his parents, Estella Freconna and Howard Harrison, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Mike Freconna, and his beloved sister, Shirley Ann (Harrison) Andrews.

A Funeral Service to honor Ronald Keith Harrison will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home at Noon Wednesday, June 29, 2022 with Pastor Russ Gumm of Alliance Friends Church officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, with interment following the service at Highland Memorial Park, 264 S. 12th Street, Beloit Ohio.

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

 

Obituary for James L. EmeryJames Lohr Emery, 83, of Alliance, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 4:45 am at Community Care Center in Alliance, Ohio.

Born in Sharon, PA, on January 24, 1939, he was a 1956 graduate of Mercer High School and a 1961 Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jim retired from Babcock and Wilcox TPD as Plant Engineer in 1999 after 33 years of service, being involved with the plant’s major expansion projects.

He was a life member and Past Chairman of The American Iron and Steel Engineers, Canton Section and life member and Past Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canton-Alliance-MassilIon Section. He held various other offices in both organizations.

He was a life member of Elks BPOE Lodge #467, and a former member of the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Alliance Country Club, Canton Joint Engineering Council, Society of Automotive Engineer and was a Junior Achievement Advisor.

Jim liked spending time at "the cottage" that was built originally by his father in 1949. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed fishing, boating, and mowing his lawn. He loved going to breakfast with his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen A. (Miller) Emery, whom he married on July 4, 1959; two daughters, Deborah A. (James) Foltz of Jamestown, PA and Diana M. (Jeffrey) Smith of Canton; two sons, James L. (Kathy) Emery, Jr. of Wilmington, NC and Jeffrey C. (Becky) Emery of Grass Valley, CA; several beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Richard) Ringer of Greensboro, NC and a couple nieces.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Dr. James W. and Mary Louise (Lohr) Emery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. His Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am. Entombment will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Regina Coeli Catholic Church, 663 Fernwood Blvd., Alliance, OH 44601 or to the choice of the donor.

You are invited to view Jim'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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Sharon R. Snowden, 57, of Girard, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

Born on November 17, 1964, in Warren, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Thelma “Jean” (Burr) Fortney.

Sharon was a 1982 graduate of LeBrae High School. Sharon was a homemaker and enjoyed nothing more than devoting her time to her family, including her beloved pups Zoey, Lilly Pad, Little Joe, and Haus. She loved gardening, long drives in the country with her husband, and spoiling her family and friends with the “perfect” gift.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Cynthia Bonini and Anthony Fortney.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, William Snowden, whom she married January 29, 1987; her children Justin (Nicole) Snowden and Amanda (John Buckley V) Snowden; her grandson John “Cooby” Buckley VI; and her siblings Michelle (Bruce) Brown, Deborah (Jay) Maltry, Kathy (Roger) Lahti, Carol (Randy) Dittmer, Brian (Judy) Fortney, and Sabrina (Robert) Burns.

The family will receive relatives and friends, Wednesday, June 29, at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel from 10:00-11:00 AM, with a service immediately following at 11:00 AM. In honor of Sharon’s vibrant personality and love for purple, the family requests that relatives and friends wear purple. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Aloysius Mikulka, 91 of Youngstown, died Wednesday evening , June 22, 2022 at Omni Manor Health Care Center. Aloysius, known as Al was born July 18, 1930 in Lansford, PA, one of 14 children born to the late Thomas and Ernestina (Bartisovich) Mikulka and came to this area in 1951. He was a proud veteran of the United States Airforce, serving during the Korean War. Al was a millwright for 40 years at Youngstown Sheet and Tube and Republic Steel, retiring in 1995.
 He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, where he served as an usher and volunteered for the church festival. He also worked the summer festival for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for 25 years. He was a member of the Local Steel Workers Union and a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3298, where he was very active. Al never met a casino or polka he did not love! His wife, the former Betty Jean Greathouse, whom he married June 6, 1953, died December 10, 2013.
He leaves his children, Thomas (Angela) Mikulka of Canfield, Theresa (James) McCallen of Hubbard, Mark (Lisa) Mikulka of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren, Evan, Alexander, Elizabeth, Scott, Marie, Mark David, Dale, Glenn and Adam. He also leaves eight great-grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Kaleb, Gabriel, Emily , Wesley, Lucas, Rialleigh, and a sister, Annie Mikulka of Fredricksburg, VA.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters. Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 am to 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
 
 
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Floyd Colson, 85, passed away Wednesday morning, June 22, 2022 at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. 

Floyd was born on August 27, 1936 in Claxton, GA, a son of the late Leroy and Ollie Colson. 
He loved being outdoors, especially in his garden where he grew many flowers, beans, and tomatoes. He also enjoyed working on upholstery and loved spending time with his family or having a cup of coffee with his friends. 

Floyd will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Mary Elaine Colson, whom he married on July 29, 1967; son, Thomas (Barbara) Warren; grandchildren, Tracy (Michael) Chermansky and Megan (Eric) Moore; great grandchildren Andrew, Gemma, and Margot; and sister Lutrell McCorkle. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son William Edward Warren and brothers Leroy Jr. and Edward Colson. 

Family and friends may visit from 5-6:00PM on Monday June 27, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts -Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren with a memorial service to follow at 6:00PM 

Entombment will be taken place at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium in Warren. Checks may be made to FOGC (Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium) and sent to 518 Kenmore Avenue NE, Warren, OH 44483-5522. 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences and visit the tribute store by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
 
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Bill Croft, 82 of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2022. He was born November 9, 1939, the son of William Robert and Alice Dunlap Croft. He was a 1957 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. Following graduation, Bill worked at Copperweld Steel. In 1963, Bill opened Croft's Farm Market. On August 17, 1961, Bill married his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Ann (Moransky) Croft. Bill was a lifelong member of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ. He served as Deacon, Elder and Chairman of the Board with the church. One of his greatest talents was cooking and catering and was well known throughout the area. But most of all, Bill's name was synonymous with softball. He has touched the lives of countless young women and their families through his over 40 years of coaching and instructing.
Bill was an Assistant & Head coach of Mineral Ridge High School Softball team, where their shining accomplishment was winning the Class A State Championship in 1985. He went on to become Assistant & Co-Head Coach for the Youngstown State Women's Softball team. Bill completed his career as coach of the Mineral Ridge Softball team where a softball field was named "The Bill Croft Softball Field".
In retirement, Bill continued to provide pitching and hitting lessons to many aspiring softball players. Of all of his long accomplishments, Bill was most proud of being a father to Scott and Julie and, most of all, Papa Willie to his 2 granddaughters, Carmen and Hope. Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, his daughter Julie (Michael) Sullivan, granddaughters Carmen and Hope Sullivan, along with nieces, nephews and life-long friends. He is predeceased in death by his parents, sister Shirley Croft Miller, brother Robert Croft and his son, William Scott Croft.
 Calling hours will be held Monday, June 27, 2022 from 5-8 pm at Lane Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday June 28, 2022 at the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ. Friends may call 1 hr. prior to the service.
 
 
 
 
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Dorothy Alice (Monroe) Cipriano, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 18, 2022, at Hospice House. Dorothy was born on January 8, 1936, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Thomas P. and Dorothy (Wylam) Monroe. 

On August 3, 1957, she was united in marriage to Larry S. Cipriano with whom she shared fifty-three years of marriage. 

A 1954 graduate of North High School, Dorothy was employed by Handelman’s a local book distribution company for 24 years. 

A woman of faith she was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish Austintown. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who shared her love of cooking and baking at Sunday dinners and holiday gatherings. She and her husband Larry enjoyed their time at Wedgewood Lanes as members of several bowing leagues. She loved the simple pleasures of life spending time feeding birds, gardening, and crafting with her cats nearby. Dorothy will be deeply missed by her children Larry D. (Liane) Cipriano, Jacque L. (Ken) Noday and Daniel P. (Paula) Cipriano, grandchildren Brittany Noday, Danielle Noday and Nichole Noday, Annamarie Cipriano, Daniel Cipriano and Joseph Shushok.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings Harold Monroe, Shirley Wylam, Tom Allen, and Richard Tracey.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contribution to Hospice House 9803 Sharrott Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44515 in Dorothy’s memory. Private services have been held with burial at Calvary Cemetery. To leave condolences to the family please visit. www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
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Aloysius Mikulka, 91 of Youngstown, died Wednesday evening , June 22, 2022 at Omni Manor Health Care Center. Aloysius, known as Al was born July 18, 1930 in Lansford, PA, one of 14 children born to the late Thomas and Ernestina (Bartisovich) Mikulka and came to this area in 1951. He was a proud veteran of the United States Airforce, serving during the Korean War. Al was a millwright for 40 years at Youngstown Sheet and Tube and Republic Steel, retiring in 1995.
 He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, where he served as an usher and volunteered for the church festival. He also worked the summer festival for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for 25 years. He was a member of the Local Steel Workers Union and a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3298, where he was very active. Al never met a casino or polka he did not love! His wife, the former Betty Jean Greathouse, whom he married June 6, 1953, died December 10, 2013. He leaves his children, Thomas (Angela) Mikulka of Canfield, Theresa (James) McCallen of Hubbard, Mark (Lisa) Mikulka of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren, Evan, Alexander, Elizabeth, Scott, Marie, Mark David, Dale, Glenn and Adam. He also leaves five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Kaleb, Gabriel, Emily , and a sister, Annie Mikulka of Fredricksburg, VA.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters. Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 am to 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. 
 
 
 
 
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Paula S. Sinchak 

Paula S. Sinchak, 81 of Austintown died Wednesday evening, June 22, 2022 at her residence. Paula was born January 21, 1941 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Paul and Edith (Patrick) Bigelow and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Jackson Milton High School in 1959 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Paula loved animals, especially dogs and had volunteered for Angels for Animals. She enjoyed reading, but most precious to Paula was her family and looked forward to spending time with them and will be dearly missed. Paula leaves her husband, Paul E. Sinchak, whom she married December 3, 1966; two daughters, Pamela (Larry Wood) Douglas of Lexington, KY, Peggy (Clark Fuller) Morgan of Niles and one grandson, Dillon Morgan. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Ann; four brothers, Clair Bigelow, Danny Bigelow, Rick Bigelow and Butch Bigelow.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for their compassionate care given to Paula. There will be no calling hours or services per Paula’s wishes. 

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
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Tom Beltz age 69 suddenly went home to be with the lord on June 17, 2022. He was born to Arthur Beltz and Rita (Weyer) Beltz. He is survived by Mary, Sons Tommy, John, Michael and Matthew. One daughter Renee. Also survived by Grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins. Tom will be sorely missed by his lifelong friend Mike Hoffman. 
Tom was one of 9 children. Surviving brothers and sister. Bill, Mary (Kraus), Joe, Jim, and Larry. He was preceded in death, brothers, Chuck and Art, along with sister Cher Davidson). Tom was a great carpenter. He possessed the skills to complete some amazing projects. Both here in in Alliance and Massillon, Ohio and in Hilton Head South Carolina  
He was humble and a happy man very gentle, great friend, very smart and loved nature, animals and everyone he ever met.  He always put his family first. He had an incredible ability to make you feel at home and smile, and if he ever had anything, so did you. Tom was an avid Browns and Indians fan.  
Services will be Friday June 24, 2002 at Deans Funeral Home in Sebring Ohio, from 6:00 pm till 8 pm. A bonfire will be held at 22671 Buck Rd Alliance Ohio after the memorial. 
 
 
 
 
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Fowler - Daniel Joseph "Big Joe" Kish, Sr., AKA, “The Legend”, age 79, of Fowler, died unexpectedly on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his family home.
He was born on June 20, 1942, in Warren, a son of the late Daniel and Mary Sanders Kish.
Joe was a graduate of Fowler High School and had served in the United States Army National Guard during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s.  He had been a member of the Johnson VFW, Mecca Moose Lodge, Vienna AMVETS, several 4H clubs, and the Pymatuning Trail Blazers snowmobile club.  “Big Joe” as most people knew him, was an extremely hard-working man who had many dreams and talents.  As a young man, Joe helped run the family dairy farm before moving to Fowler where he, his father, and his brothers started the Fowler Landfill Inc.  He then founded and operated Custom Waste Inc. and Suburban Disposal, as well as Kish Brothers Recycling.  Joe later founded and ran the day-to-day operations of FJK Express LLC and the Topsoil King LLC.  He was a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, and a farmer, having managed several large farms in the area.  In later years, Joe worked for several companies driving charter buses and private coach nationwide.  He had the privilege of driving for three United States Presidents as well as driving for the athletes and coaches during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.  When he wasn’t working, Joe enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and weekend canoe trips.  Mostly, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and socializing.  He loved people.  He loved talking to people and meeting new people.  Most of Joe’s socializing was done at the local clubs and bars where he was known to throw a few back with friends and family.  “Big Joe” Kish never met a stranger.  He had a heart as big as his large stature and he would help anyone in need.  He lived the life he wanted, and he did it his way.  Joe will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of meeting him.
He is survived by his five beloved children who had his unconditional love, Dan (Lisa) Kish Jr. of Howland, Lana Iklodi of Chagrin Falls, Frankie (Michelle) Kish of Austintown, Andy Kish of Fowler, and Jarrod Kish of Boardman; two brothers, Michael (Brenda) Kish of Southington, and Frank Kish of Fowler.  Also surviving are his seven grandchildren, Tyler Kish, Breanna Kish, David Iklodi, Allison Iklodi, Matthew Iklodi, Mikayla Kish, and Brayden Kish, as well as his first wife and mother of his children, Shirley Frederick of Fowler.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mikel Lagaras officiating.
Burial will take place at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler where military honors will be accorded by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all who helped Joe and his family along the way.
Cards and well wishes may be offered at the funeral home or sent directly to the family at 5375 St. Rt. 305, Fowler, OH. 44418.
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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Jean Ann Newhouse, age 89, of Alliance, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Bethany House in Canton.
She was born October 7, 1932 in Sebring, Ohio to Harold and Fern (Shipman) King.
A 1951 graduate of Sebring High School, Jean worked as a Front-End Supervisor at Kmart.
A member of the Science Hill Community Church, Jean was also a member of the Alliance Elks.
In her younger days, she enjoyed traveling to Florida with her girlfriends. An avid golfer, Jean loved shopping, cooking, animals, and music. While at Bethany House, Jean learned to love playing Bingo.
Jean was a loving mother and grandmother who will be missed by her son, Greg (Andrea) Newhouse, granddaughter, Amanda (Glen) Wernke, step-granddaughter, Avery Savage, sister, Doris (Carl) McGaffick, and brother-in-law, Larry Beck.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Deborah Ann, her husband Paul L. Newhouse, whom she married May 19, 1962, and who died January 12, 2014, sisters, Marsha Beck and Florence (Lewis) Borton, and brother, James (Betty) King.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Truax officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Jean will be laid to rest privately at Highland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Science Hill Community Church, 12316 Beeson St. NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Lisbon- Kaden James Smith "George" Bubby", 17 months, died unexpectedly, Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem. Kaden was born on January 8, 2021 in Boardman, OH the son of Kasen Smith and Ashley Hawkins.

Kaden was full of joy, laughter and smiles. A boy who had no fear and was very smart for his age. If he saw something once he was doing it. He could be found in the fields chasing a tractor, swimming, boating, or just napping next to dad. Kaden also enjoyed all things Mickey Mouse.

Survivors include his parents, Kasen Smith and Ashley Hawkins of Lisbon; siblings Audrey Hall, Dixie Hawkins, and Kruz Smith; maternal grandparents, Cindy (Joshua) Manypenny; maternal grandfather, James Hawkins; paternal grandfather, Wayne Smith (Melissa Maines); Alan Swell, boyfriend of his grandma Jo Ann Smith; great-grandparents, Carol (James) Thompson; Billie Jo Little; and Paula (Gene) Smith.

Kaden was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joann Thompson Smith; maternal grandmother, Stella Haidet; great-grandfather, Manford Little; and  great-grandfather, Warner Seals. 

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12, Noon  at Stark Memorial in Salem, Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. and Friday 11- 12, Noon prior to service.

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

To view Kaden's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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Washingtonville - Gene A. Morrow, age 91, of Washingtonville, died on Monday, June 20, 2022 at at his home in Washingtonville.

He was born on April 14, 1931, in Washingtonville, son of the late George and Mary Weikart Morrow.

Gene was a 1949 graduate of Leetonia High School, an Electrician with Ohio Edison, where he worked for 40 years and was a member of Robbins United Methodist Church. He was a member of The Leetonia Sportsman Club, Beaver Creek Sportsman Club, Washingtonville VFW, Leetonia OSI and the Youngstown District Men’s Club of Ohio Edison.

Gene is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Brain Morrow, whom he married on June 10, 1950; three sons, Larry (Judy) Morrow of Washingtonville, Kenneth Morrow of Boardman and Raymond (Kay) Morrow of Salem; Seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Anne Welman and Patricia (Walter) Sutton and two brothers, Donald Morrow and Charles (Beverly) Morrow.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Kukowski, and four brothers, George, Paul, Jerry and Jan Morrow.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Arrangements have been handled by the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

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

 
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Columbiana – David R. Moore passed away peacefully at home Sunday, June 19, 2022, with his wife, Barb, at his side holding him as he quietly left this earth.
Dave was born June 3, 1948, in Salem, he had just turned 74 and had lived in this area all his life. His parents were Harold and Jane (Groom) Moore. He was a 1966 graduate of Crestview High School.
In January 1968 he enlisted in the US Army specializing in communications and administration. After serving 2 ½ years, 2 of which were in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged having earned the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. While serving in Vietnam he was awarded the Vietnam service medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters for Meritorious Service.
In September of 1973 he married the former, Barbara Hisey.
After his military service he pursued a career in truck and equipment maintenance having worked for D.W. Dickey & Sons and R.W. Sidley Inc. retiring in 2013. He then got a part time job at Brushville Supply in East Palestine.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; a daughter, Rebecca Moore of Youngstown; a son, Scott (Rachael) Moore of Poquoson, VA and a grandson, Bobby who was his special buddy. Also surviving are three sisters, Barbara Dern and Diane Davis both of Columbiana and Carolyn Bachelder of Shiloh and two brothers, John of East Palestine and Philip of North Lima.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 12:00 noon at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Patrick J. Smith officiating.
Burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion Honor Guard.
In Lieu of Flowers memorial donations may be made to the New Waterford United Methodist Church 46925 OH 46 New Waterford, OH 44445.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
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Brian A. Groves 46, of Hanoverton, Ohio passed away at his home on June 19, 2022. He was born in Salem, Ohio the son of John and Jill (Garrod) Groves. Brian was a 1995 graduate of Crestview High School and then enlisted in the US Marine Corps serving from 1995 to 2005. He could always be found working on cars and enjoyed doing anything outdoors. Brian was also a former employee of Hickey Metal Fabrication.

Survivors include his parents, daughter Victoria Groves, son Gabriel Groves, two brothers, James (Xuan) Groves, Jason (Kim) Groves, two sisters, Melinda (Jake) Mayer, Ashlee (Jason) Welton, Step Son Sabastian Dunn, step brother Tim Vincent and step sister Kimberly Vincent.

Cremation has taken place. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem, OH
 
 
 
 
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Richard “Butch” Clark, 69, passed away Friday morning June 17, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. 

Butch was born on January 5, 1953, in Warren, OH, a son of the late Mary Clark. 

He enjoyed spending time with his friends but most of all he loved being the best father and grandfather. He was devoted to his daughter Miranda and his grandchildren Ethan and Isabella, which he adored. 

Butch will be deeply missed by his daughters, Miranda (Scott) Simmons and Holly Scott; grandchildren, Ethan, Isabella, Emma, and Camille; his Aunts Sherry, Sue, and Donna; Uncle Bob; and many cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Clark. 

Per Butch’s request, there will be no calling hours or services and cremation was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – Shafer Winans Chapel in Cortland. 
 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
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SALEM – Daniel D. Marchbanks, 100, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1922 in Algood, TN, son of the late Clifford and Lilly Ann (Johnson) Marchbanks. 
Daniel was a United States Army veteran serving in WWII receiving four bronze stars. He worked at BFI in Youngstown as landfill manager for 25 years and previously at Eljer Co. for 13 years. Daniel was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, American Legion, Catholic War Veterans in Youngstown and Salem Honor Guard.  
Daniel’s wife, Louise M. (Pirolo) Marchbanks, whom he married May 18, 1947, preceded him in death December 29, 2015. 
Survivors include a sister, Rose Nutter of Hanoverton; nephews David Nutter, William Nutter, and Edward Marchbanks; nieces Carol Nutter, Linda McGuire, Jessica Morelli, Marla Lasco, Jennifer Oliver, Tracy Briggs, Jamie Marchbanks, Janine Marchbanks, as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Jerry Menough whom he helped raise and was like family to him and Louise.  
Besides his parents and wife, three brothers, George W., Louis J. and James E. Marchbanks also preceded him in death. 
Daniel was a great friend and neighbor to many people over the years. He will be deeply missed by many.
Family and friends will be received from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Stark Memorial. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Rev. Peter Polando officiating. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery. 
If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home. 
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 
To view Daniel’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Eileen Alice (Auman) Yoerns, 97, passed away on June 16, 2022, at The Inn at Ironwood. Eileen was born on October 18, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of James Ray and Anna Matilda (Eisenhower) Auman. A graduate of Struthers High School, Eileen was a devoted homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and great - great grandmother who loved spending time at family gatherings. A woman of faith she was a member of Gospel Baptist Church and attended New Road Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She will be deeply missed by her son, Robert (Carol) Hienamen, daughters Beverly (Bill) Saltsman, Linda Conklin, Rose Dietz, and Charlene Dell, 9 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and 11 great- great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Vincent A. Hienamen, second husband John G. Yoerns, brothers William Auman and Eugene Auman, a grandchild, great -grandchild and two sons- in- law. Private services have been held with burial at Greenhaven Cemetery.

To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 




 
 
 
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Jack was born May 27, 1931, in Warren, son of John M. and Mary Welsh Sedlock. He passed away on June 17, 2022. Jack had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed sharing his life time experiences with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. His favorite hobby was rocking in any kind of rocker, watching, and attending to his mini horse, Cinnamon Rose, and his three mini donkeys, Missy Girl, Jake, and Andy. Spring, summer, and fall you would find him outside on his yard swing! He always fed the birds and squirrels in the winter. He loved watching old westerns on TV.

Above all, he loved his family, sharing his wonderful sense of humor, unbelievable memory, and all his experiences and stories to his listener’s delight. Jack was a 1949 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and was a supporter of the Alumni Association by attending the banquets and supporting the fund raisers. Jack was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

He retired from the former Copperweld Steel Company in 1994, after 35 years as a crane operator, where he was known as Papa Smurf and Hungry Jack. Jack was an avid sports enthusiast. He especially loved Notre Dame, his whole life, and enjoyed collecting and displaying his Notre Dame memorabilia. He attended and enjoyed traveling to South Bend and other locations to enjoy an Irish football game with family and friends. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed attending the games! He attended the 1948, 1995, and 1997 World Series. He attended games at League Park Municipal, Jacob’s and Progressive Field. 

He was an avid poker player! He never missed a trip to a casino or attending a horse race. He had attended over 19 Kentucky Derbies with his family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory, son, Jeff (Jan) Sedlock, daughter, Terry (Mike) Ronyak, sister, Pam (Charles) Mayfield, Grandson, Michael (Shannon) Haring, Granddaughter, Dana Ronyak, Great Granddaughter,
 Gabby Ronyak, nephew, Scott (Julie) Sedlock, niece Madison Sedlock. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dennis Glassford, brother, Thomas Sedlock, Grandson, Bradley Ronyak, and niece, Taylor Sedlock. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mineral Ridge Alumni Association or an animal charity of the donor’s choice. 

Jacks last wish for everyone: 
An Irish Prayer 
May flowers 
Always line your path, 
And sunshine light your day, 
May song birds serenade you 
Every step along your way, 
May a rainbow run beside you 
In a sky that’s always blue, 
And may happiness 
Fill your heart 
Each day 
Your whole life through. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 23, 2022, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home – Mineral Ridge Chapel, and on Friday June 24, 2022, from 11:00 -12:00 followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow at Kerr Cemetery. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
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Betty Ellen (Custer) Johnson 84, of Salem Twp., Salem, died at 11:54 AM Friday, June 17, 2022, at her home.
 
She was born on October 10, 1937 in Salineville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy and Theodora Elma (Shasteen) Custer.
 
Betty was a very simple lady, enjoyed working around the house. The outside of the house was always beautiful with all her flowers. The inside of her home was truly tastefully decorated with things she liked. Betty was into to doing crafts and was well known for operating her “Doll Hospital”. She liked to travel around looking and purchasing antiques to add to the collection. The one thing that truly brought her joy in her life was being with the family and all the grand kid.
 
She is survived by her children; Donna (Harry) Nobbs, Steve (Christy) Johnson and Wayne (Marcy) Johnson all of Salem, four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, brothers James (Joyce) Custer of Hanoverton, Paul (Connie) Custer of Salineville and Wendell Custer of Salem, a sister D. Jane Lovett of Salineville.
 
She was preceded in death on June 13, 2017, by her husband, G. Edward Johnson whom she married on June 2, 1955, and siblings; Donald, Roy Jr. and Chuck Custer, Doris Worner, Evelyn Toland and Virginia Custer.
 
It was Betty’s wishes to have no public services or viewing.
 
Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem
 
 
 
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Suzanne L. “Harley Sue” (Greer) Martin 68, of Salem, died Early Saturday Morning, June 11, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on January 29, 1954, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Seth Greer and Genevieve (Shanks) McAffee.
 
Suzanne or Harley Sue as she was also known was quite a special lady. Her Harley motorcycle was very special to her and she enjoyed it over the years. A high point was her taking a bike ride out to Sturgis, SD for bike week and visit the museum of bikes.
 
She was involved with her daughter growing up in Mahoning County 4H “Rabbitears”. She continued to be a sponsor in the organization over the years. Sue loved all her animals including her cat “Lily”. The holidays were always a big time for her as well as going out to eat on birthdays. She was a very special “Grammy”, and knew how to spoil the grandchildren with pizza, candy, drinking Mt. Dew, being funny and never stop loving. There were many special times she got to have them sleep over.
 
She is survived by her daughter; Melissa E. (Aaron) Baker of Hanoverton, Step children; Rob (Erin) Davies of Youngstown and Stacy Davies of Cleveland, and five grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Seth Greer.
 
No services to be held at this time. Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
 
 
 
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Columbiana – David R. Moore passed away peacefully at home Sunday, June 19, 2022, with his wife, Barb, at his side holding him as he quietly left this earth.
Dave was born June 3, 1948, in Salem, he had just turned 74 and had lived in this area all his life. His parents were Harold and Jane (Groom) Moore. He was a 1966 graduate of Crestview High School.
In January 1968 he enlisted in the US Army specializing in communications and administration. After serving 2 ½ years, 2 of which were in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged having earned the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. While serving in Vietnam he was awarded the Vietnam service medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters for Meritorious Service.
In September of 1973 he married the former, Barbara Hisey.
After his military service he pursued a career in truck and equipment maintenance having worked for D.W. Dickey & Sons and R.W. Sidley Inc. retiring in 2013. He then got a part time job at Brushville Supply in East Palestine.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; a daughter, Rebecca Moore of Youngstown; a son, Scott (Rachael) Moore of Poquoson, VA and a grandson, Bobby who was his special buddy. Also surviving are three sisters, Barbara Dern and Diane Davis both of Columbiana and Carolyn Bachelder of Shiloh and two brothers, John of East Palestine and Philip of North Lima.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 12:00 noon at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Patrick J. Smith officiating.
Burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion Honor Guard.
In Lieu of Flowers memorial donations may be made to the New Waterford United Methodist Church 46925 OH 46 New Waterford, OH 44445.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
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Boardman Twp. – John Forrest Gilley, 52, entered peacefully into eternal life early Saturday morning, June 18, 2022, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born September 7, 1969, in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Jerrel M. Gilley and Katherine (Impey) Gilley. He was a graduate of Howland High School, class of 1987 and served his country as a member of the US Marine Corps. He was a decorated veteran serving from 1988 until 1992. In the Marines John served as Military police and was promoted to Lance Corporal. Later John would be assigned to the prestigious Presidential Guard Detachment and in 1990 he received his “Yankee White” White House Top Secret Clearance, and he assumed his duties as a President Helicopter Squadron Security Guard under President George H. Bush. In 1991 he was promoted to Corporal. In 1992 John joined the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military Security Force at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA and served out his military duties there.
After his service in the Marine Corps, John worked or the Mercer County Correctional Facility for the Department of Public Safety in New Jersey retiring in 2014 after 25 years of service. John then returned to the Youngstown area and worked as a funeral associate with Lane Funeral Homes and later took a position with the Mahoning County Veterans Administration as part of their transport team, returning to serve fellow veterans and their needs. John was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and received his 4-year Theology Certificate in Theological Education by Extension of Education for Ministry, from Sewanee University of the South.
John leaves his wife, Heidi Peditto whom he married June 25, 2011. He also leaves his father, Jerrel and stepmother Janet Gilley of Canfield, his mother Katherine Gilley of Howland, three daughters, Ashely (David) Tessier of Douglasville, PA, Alyssa Gilley of Quakertown, PA, and Rhiannon (Nathan) Kurtz of East York, PA, one sister, Jennifer (Nathan Fullerton) Gilley of Pittsburg, PA, six grandchildren, James, Michael, Arianna, Brianna, Zoey and Owen, as well as one nephew, Kieran Fullerton. A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Noon at St. James Episcopal Church on Glenwood Avenue in Boardman. Friends may call from 10 AM until Noon at the Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. In lieu of flowers, John requested that material tribute take the form of donation to the church in his name.
 
 
 
 
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Karen Sue (Sinn) Zaksek, 70 passed away at home in the loving presence of her family on June 15, 2022. Karen was born on April 9, 1952, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth Soos Sinn. On May 8, 1982, she was united in marriage to Stanley Zaksek with whom she shared forty years of marriage. A 1970 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Karen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time at home caring for her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and bird feeding. A favorite pastime was thrifting and preparing for her next garage sale. An avid fan of the Beatles she also enjoyed flowers and watching television.
She is survived by her husband, two sons Christopher Sawtelle and Johnathan Sawtelle and two grandchildren Brent Sawtelle and Skylar (Aaron) DuBosar and her faithful furry companion Bijou. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held Monday June 20, 2022, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio followed by a funeral service at 6:00 PM. 

Karen’s family would like to express their gratitude to Cleveland Clinic and Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth for the care and compassion shown during her illness. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Valley. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
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The family and friends of Vernon Saunier are sad to announce his passing on June 16, 2022.
Vernon is survived by his bride of 72 years, and best friend, Virginia; son Eric and wife Bonnie Saunier; grandchildren Rachel Saunier (Hohman) and husband Matt; Danial Saunier (and Gaby); great grandchildren Addison and Payton Hohman and an enormous number of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Saunier; a sister, Lillian Saunier and a brother, Paul Saunier.
Vernon was born on January 5, 1932 to the late Lewis and Rowie (Brandenburg) Saunier. He grew up in Middlebranch, Ohio, attending Middlebranch High School until marriage to Virginia. He obtained his GED at age 59 and worked for more than 28 years at Sugardale, followed by assisting his son, Eric, in his lawn care business.
Vernon was a dedicated church-goer and member of the congregation of Little Country Church in Waynesburg, Ohio. He also taught Sunday school for over 28 years at Dueber United Methodist Church. Vernon loved listening to his gospel songs, especially those sung by the Booth Brothers. Vern enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, earning the nickname “Coach Grandpa” while coaching his granddaughter’s softball team.
Vernon Saunier will always be known for his strength, determination, religious values, dedication, and kindness to all he encountered. Vern was truly special. He never met a stranger, always welcoming people into his caring sphere of warmth and acceptance.
Funeral services will be11am Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Ted Knapp officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Vernon will be laid to rest in North Lawn Cemetery, Canton, OH. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Aultman Hospice – 2821 Woodlawn Ave, N.W. Canton, OH 44708 or Little Country Church – 7886 Ravenna Ave. S.E., Waynesburg, OH 44688. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
                                                Stier-Israel Funeral 
 
 
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Cheryl Fontaine, age 76, of Alliance, passed away on June 16, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born on July 15, 1945 in Alliance to George Alfred and Evelyn Elizabeth (Mergenthaler) Worley. 
Cheryl was the manager at Hardees for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Church of God and the Twins Club. Cheryl enjoyed crocheting and playing games like Bingo, Yahtzee, Cards and doing puzzles. Most of all, she loved being around her family.  
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jim; her children, William (Traci) Difloure, Kimberly (Kenny) Rhome, Kevin (Karen) Difloure; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings, Jeannie, Dennis, and Debbie; half-siblings, Jeff, Jason, Terra and Gina; step-sister, Lori; step-mother, Kay; and best friend, Stacia Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Jack, Richard, and Ronnie Worley; a granddaughter; and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m. with a visitation two hours prior.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Austintown – Carolyn L. Crish, 78 of Austintown Twp., passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital / Mercy Health Main Campus. Carolyn was born February 10, 1944, in Newell, WV, the daughter of Harry and Katherine (Kerr) Simmons and came to this area as a teenager. She worked in the Home Health Care Industry for more than 30 years as a caregiver who specializes in the care of Parkinson’s patents, retiring in 2012. Carolyn was a member of the Baptist faith. She had a passion for cooking, gardening, and sitting in the sunshine on her patio.
 Her truest passion was her family. Carolyn loved every minute she had with her son, Thomas and his wife Marcie and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Crish Sr., who she married November 2, 1964. He passed away July 5, 2012. She leaves her son, Thomas A. Crish II and his wife Marcie of Austintown, three grandchildren, Brittany (Aaron) Philips, Shaina Crish and Ian Michael Crish, eight great-grandchildren, her extra daughter, Christina Reitz, as well as two brothers, one sister, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, and two sisters. Family and friends may call from 10 AM until Noon on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, where services will be held at Noo
 
 
 
 
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Gomer Allen Lewis Jr, 88, died Tuesday around noon, June 14, 2022 after a sudden illness at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Born July 19, 1933, in Youngstown, a son of the late Irene and Gomer Allen Lewis, Sr. He was a 1951 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Youngstown College in 1955 and his Masters in Administration from Westminster College. 

He married Bettie Jean Leedy in 1956 and shortly thereafter, temporarily moved to El Paso, Texas while serving in the National Guard. After they returned to Austintown, he continued his career as a math and science teacher at Austintown Fitch High School. Gomer later became a High School Principal and continued in that position until his retirement in 1989 after 34 years. He was one of the founding members of the ASECU Credit Union and served as President for many years. 

When Bettie had a stroke at the age of 34 and became partially paralyzed, life changed drastically. He became her caregiver while simultaneously working and raising 3 children.
 Despite the adversity that life threw at him, he took on each day with the same calm demeanor and never once complained about anything. He continued caring for her for over 50 years, all while living the entire time in the same Austintown house that he essentially built. That craftsmanship could also be found in the homes of each of his children, whom he had helped with remodeling projects throughout the years. Gomer was also an avid gardener who could always be found handing out homegrown produce to family and friends each summer. 

He is survived by his children, Ken (Jody) Lewis of Austintown, Wendy (Greg) Homer of West Middlesex, PA and Trudy (Scott) Myers of London, OH, his sisters, Barbara Williams and Patsy Lewis of Austintown, and grandchildren Matt Lewis (Ali Schultz), Tony (Lorin) Parenti, Noah, Faith (Guillermo Parrilla) and Jonah Myers. As well as his beloved friend Cindy Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years, Bettie who passed away this past March, his sister Lucile Williams-Bartelmay, brothers-in-law James Williams, Norman Bartelmay and Robert Williams. 

Gomer was a 30+ year cancer survivor and 12-year member of the family’s Lewis Connection Relay for Life team. He and Bettie were active volunteers with the Second Harvest Food Bank for 14 years. After his return to church in the early 80’s, he and Bettie were long-time members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church until it’s closing in 2014. If you couldn’t find them during the day, they were probably at church doing something. He was always there on Sunday in some capacity – teaching Adult Sunday school, greeting, reading, serving communion and some Sundays delivering the sermon. He was a current member of Wickliffe Presbyterian Church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Youngstown, mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44509, in his name are welcomed. The family will receive relatives and friends, Thursday, June 23rd, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Pastor Duane Jesse will officiated a service at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Gomer will be laid to rest, beside his wife, at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.
 
 
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SALEM - John Franklin Lewis, 89, formerly of Wayne County, WV died Thursday, June 15, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born October 28, 1932 in Wayne County, WV, son of Fred and Susie E. (Riggs) Lewis.
John attended Buffalo High School in Wayne County, WV. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in the Korean War from 1951-1954. John was a Crew Chief Mechanic in a fighter jet squad and a member of the American Legion Post #93 Kenova, WV.
John was employed at Fairmont Foods for 19 years and INCO for 20 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Salem. John was also a member of the Spring Valley Presbyterian Church for 60 years where he was a director at the food bank. He put his whole heart into helping families. John also was very active in Cub Scout and Boy Scout leadership. He was known as the Mr. Fix It of guys, where he was a self-taught woodworker, electrician, mason, etc. You name it he could fix it.
Survivors include his wife, Lenora "Sue" Lewis (Staley), whom he married April 3, 1952; children, Jackie Lee Lewis of Zebulon, NC and Rev. Dr. Franklin E. (Rev. Katrina) Lewis of Salem; grandchildren, Caitlin (Steve) Dawson, Isaiah Lewis, Michael Lewis, Rachael Lewis, and Rebekah (William) Beaver; great-grandchildren, Madison Beaver and Aiden Beaver.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by siblings, Freddie and James Lewis.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., at Stark Memorial with Rev. Dr. Stephen and Rev. Dr. Meta Cramer officiating, family and friends will be received from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Spring Valley Memory Gardens, 2813 Goodwill Rd., Huntington, WV 25704.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spring Valley Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 1129 Spring Valley Dr., Huntington, WV, 25701.
If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary "Hugs from Home" program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view John's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
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William Ervin Burkhart, age 56, of Alliance, passed away on June 14, 2022.
He was born on June 8, 1966 in Cuyahoga Falls to Thomas Allen and Marlene Burkhart. 
William graduated from Alliance High School in 1984. He enjoyed his time at Subway as a district manager for over 25 years. William was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Brown’s fan. He loved to golf on all of the Alliance courses and to travel to the Outer Banks, NC to surf fish with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother; his son, Will Burkhart; brother, Thomas Michael Burkhart; niece, Brianna Burkhart Capella; nephew, Lance Pentzer; and lifelong friends, Mike Kelly and Chris Herderick.
He was preceded in death by his father and his beloved pets, Zavier and Duke.
Funeral services 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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The man, the myth, the legend, the cat with 9 lives, has left this world to be with his Lord and his one and only love, Carol. Dieter, who survived fleeing in a boxcar during World War II, being hit by a train, run over by a tractor, numerous falls from roofs and trees, kicks from cows, open heart surgery, and multiple car accidents, died surrounded by loved ones on June 14th, 2022 from natural causes.
Dieter was born in 1934 in Sachish Reagan, Transylvania and immigrated to the US in 1958. He was then drafted in 1959 to serve in the Army in Korea. Dieter then served in the Ohio National Guard for 7 years.  He returned to Alliance after the war where bought his beloved farm and worked for Alliance Machine Company. He served as union president there for many years. He was a lifelong farmer and graciously shared his love of farming by allowing others to help bale hay on the absolute hottest days of the summer, chasing cows with alarming regularity, and the occasional slaughter of a pig or two throughout the years. He also loved to share the peace and tranquility of his farm by inviting everyone to visit, walk in the woods, hunt crayfish or just sit on the porch swing and share a beer.
Dieter is survived by his children, Christopher and Angie Teutsch, Jennifer and Rob Mizicko, and Brian and Christina Teutsch; grandchildren, Alex, Sam, Collin, Hannah, Sarah, Jonathon, and Eric; sisters, Hildegard, Ingrid, and Irmgard; brother, Eric (Suzie); numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, Carol; his brothers, Herwart, Helmut, Gerhart and Sigmar.
Calling hours will be held on June 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Abiding Saviour Lutheran Church, where Dieter was a lifelong member, at 11:00 a.m. on June 21st. His casket will be transported in “Old Blue”, Dieter’s 1991 farm truck, past the other love of his life, the Elm Inn, for one final “view of a brew” on its way to Highland Memorial Park. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved Carol, in the plots that he bought from a friend back in 1980 while sharing a six pack of Schiltz in the basement.
Flowers can be sent to the funeral home, donations sent to Abiding Saviour Lutheran Church, or simply sit on the porch swing with the ones you love and have a couple beers and belly laughs in his memory. 
Family and friends are invited to a final “Farm Farewell” celebration of Dieter’s life at his farm in Maximo on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share, lawn chair to sit on and enjoy a walk in the woods, a swing on the porch or even stick around for the fireworks.
You will be missed dear Dieter, more than words can ever express. “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
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Edwin G. Cassidy, age 80, of Alliance, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center.
He was born on December 6, 1941 in Canton to Edwin Paul “Jiggs” and Velma (Grimm) Cassidy. 
Edwin graduated from Alliance High School in 1960 and then attended drafting school where he obtained an associate’s degree.   Edwin worked as a salesman as Shanafelt Manufacturing in Canton until his retirement. He was a member of the Shriner’s and the Alliance Elks.
Edwin was an avid golfer and loved taking care of his yard.  
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Monique Newman and Shaun (Autumn) Cassidy; three grandchildren, Zach, Ethan and Keegan; and a sister, Laura Raynor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Karen (Sedei) Cassidy.
A celebration of life will be held at the Alliance Elks on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children, Erie, Att: Child Life,  1645 W. 8th St. Erie, PA 16505.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
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Audrey June (Bradt) Beal
Audrey was born on November 11, 1937 – Armistice Day – to Amy (Shewell) and Irwin Bradt in Beloit, Ohio.  She married Ernest (Darrell) Beal on October 9, 1955.  They spent 51 years together until Darrell’s death in 2007.
Together, they spent their entire lives in Deerfield, Ohio.  There they raised two children, Alan Darrell and Susan Debra (Mike) Stroup. They enjoyed their grandchildren, Tara, Krysten and Michael and then later, great grandchildren, Colton, Sigrid and Astrid.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings Mildred, Harold, Arthur, Anna and Lillian, and all of their spouses; also, an infant sister, Grace. She was also preceded by several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children and grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and her best dog ever, Happy.
She would want you to know she loved her family, her friends and Jesus. She would invite you to know Him, too.
This world was not her home, she was only passing through. 
Donations can be made to the Beloit Friends Church Christian Love Fund or to Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse.
Visitation will take place Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Beloit Friends Church from 9am-11am. A funeral service will follow at 11am with Pastor Mark Reich officiating. Burial will take place at Deerfield Cemetery. 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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SALEM - Ronald A. Wood, 66, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at his residence. He was born December 29, 1955, in Salem, son of the late Kenneth L. and Jacqueline Lou (Metzgar) Wood.
He was a 1974 graduate of United Local High School. Ronald worked as a machinist at Deming's. Ronald also worked for Johnson Trucking Company and Keffler and Rose Mining Company. He was a member of the National Tractor Pulley Association, where he built his own tractors for tractor pulling.
Ronald enjoyed watching his great-nieces’ and nephews’ sporting events.
Ronald was a member of Hanoverton Christian Church, where he was involved in bible study.
He is survived by his sister, Linda Godaway of Salem; brother, Terry (Deborah) Wood of Hanoverton; brother-in- law, Mike Gruszecki of Hanoverton; several nieces and nephews; and many many great-nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Wood; and sister, Karen Gruszecki.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Stark Memorial with Pastor Scott Davis officiating followed by burial at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.
Friends and family will be received one hour prior at the funeral home.
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.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hanoverton Fire Department, P.O. Box15, Hanoverton, OH 44423 or Hanoverton Christian Church, 10251 Plymouth St., Hanoverton, OH 44423.
To view Ronald's obituary or send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Carolyn Cua Shannon, 100, passed away at home on June 14, 2022. Carolyn was born on March 21, 1922, in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania the daughter of Anthony and Concetta (Zinghini) Cua. On November 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to Thomas Shannon with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. A graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, Carolyn was employed by the Ohio Bureau of Employment for 25 years retiring in 1982. A woman of faith she was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and the Altar and Rosary Guild. She was a long-time member of the American Business Women’s Association and the public employment retirees’ group. Carolyn enjoyed reading and attending card club gatherings. She was happiest when surrounded by her loving family. Her favorite quote was “Pay Yourself First”. Carolyn is survived by her children Kathleen (Richard) Johns, Thomas (Carol) Shannon and Edward (Linda) Shannon, 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and her sister Millie Sloan. She was preceded in death by her husband and siblings Antoinette Bentfeld, Mario Cua, Pat Cua, Mary Magnoski, Sam Cua, Helen Varone, Rose Smrecansky and Frank Cua. Visitation will be held Friday June 17, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home – Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44515 and on Saturday June 18, 2022 from 9:00-9:45 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Carolyn’s family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley for their care and requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. 
 
 
 
 
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John H. Knipp, age 96, of Alliance, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.
He was born on June 11, 1926 in Pedro, OH to William and Minta Lou (Barker) Knipp. 
John served his country in the United States Army.  He worked at Royal China for many years as a cup handler.  He also was a member of Vine Street United Methodist Church.
John loved watching Cleveland sports, fixing things and traveling with friends.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family fishing and camping.  
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 76 years, Dolores (Gulling) Knipp; daughter, Darlene Aberegg; grandchildren, David Aberegg, Danielle (Joe) Fullerton, Deanna Aberegg; great-grandchildren, Briana, Shannon, Olivia, Jasen, Erik Aberegg and Makayla Korosy and Wayne Korosy Jr.; great-great grandchildren, Lillian Clayton, Stanley Clayton IV; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings,  Clifford Knipp, Dempsey Knipp, Jess Knipp, Clara Walters, Charlie Knipp, Carrie Payton, Susie Bryant, Billie Knipp and Jack Knipp.
Visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 17.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. John will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park.  
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.
 
 
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James W. Null
James (Jim) William Null, 68, of Salem recently passed away at his home from an extended illness. He was a 1972 graduate of Salem Sr. High School and had worked primarily as a carpet mechanic, but most recently at Carts of America in Lordstown, Ohio before retirement. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Walter B. Null, II and his mother,
Margaret McCulloch Null. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Null Sabo, (husband Robert); brother Walter B. (Joe) Null, III, (wife Maureen); and brother Peter McCulloch Null (wife Audrey) and many nephews and nieces.

A private service was held and memorial contributions of remembrance may be
directed to the SHS Class of 1972 - 50th
Reunion via the Salem High School Alumni
Association, 330 East State St., Salem
 
 
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Adell Louise Phillis   8/6/1947 - 6/9/2022
She lived life with enthusiasm. Adell was born in Whitney, NB to Ruth Ann Sonnenfelt and they lived with her grandmother, Celia. Her mother later married Adrian M. Beukelman and Adell took his name. After graduating from Brooklyn HS in Michigan, she joined the Airforce where she met her husband, Joseph Phillis. They moved to Columbiana County, Ohio and worked on his family farm. Adell became a caregiver for the mentally challenged, a job she returned to throughout her life. She worked for various agencies, most recently Turning Point. She was Health and Safety Director for the local Red Cross and worked at A Place for Paws. She was a founder of Four Paws for Love dog therapy group and Fyreside Kennel. She never met a plant or animal that she didn’t like. You always knew where you stood with her.

Her family and friends who survive her include her son, Joseph and Crystal Phillis and Abbi, Sarah, Tristan and Xavier, daughter Rachel and Brian Weinstock and Jessica Grimm, sister Candace Smentzak and her children Crystal, Kaitlyn, and Martin, niece, Deb Ritchey, friend ,Ginger Grilli, and foster daughter, Penny Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her grandson, Roy Woods, II.

 Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in NB at a later date.
 
 
 
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Raeann (Saliola) Guiley, age 56, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. She was born March 6, 1966 in Canton, OH to the late Raymond and Susanna (Rocci) Saliola. Raeann was the owner of Pink Oil LLC.  She graduated from Miami University and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.
Raeann is survived by her husband, Richard Guiley, a sister, Annette (John) Rosenberg; a brother John (Jennifer) Saliola and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Jackson.
Raeann was blessed with a charismatic smile, sparkling eyes and an enthusiastic personality that made people gravitate to her for leadership.   When Raeann walked into a room, she always brightened it for the better.  Her self-made business, Pink Oil LLC, trained as many of Ohio’s oil field workers as all her competitors combined because employers and employees wanted her classes.  Learning from Raeann became a badge of honor with students proudly wearing her pink oil safety sticker.
Raeann used those same signature talents as a community organizer.  As the former president of the Louisville Constitution Day Committee, she organized an event with 10,000 participants.  And as a founder of the Louisville Community Foundation, millions of dollars were provided tax benefits to build a new football stadium.  And when funds were needed to pass the school levy for new public buildings, she partnered with Todd Pugh and they raised more money for the campaign than any prior campaign ever had.   When a seemingly impossible community project needed accomplished, Raeann was the person the community called upon to solve it.
By far, her favorite project was Umbrella Alley.  She successfully rallied the community to give funds, equipment, materials and labor to build what has become Louisville’s shining public art attraction.  With tens of thousands of people visiting, 16,000 Facebook followers, magazine cover photos, television specials and newspaper spotlights, she provided the bricks, mortar, money and materials to change the image of the City of Louisville with the creation of Umbrella Alley.
In keeping with her faith in God, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Saturday morning at St. Louis Church in Louisville. Calling hours will be 5-7pm Friday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Raeann will be laid to rest in St. Louis Parish Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Community Foundation (to benefit Umbrella Alley) P.O. Box 448, Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
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Donna Jean McClemens, 80, of Austintown, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Austinwoods Health Care Center. Born January 28, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, Donna was the daughter of Carl and Leona (Guy) Gransee. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Carl Gransee Jr. and Kenneth Gransee, and her great granddaughter Kendyl. 

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Clyde R. McClemens Sr., whom she married February 25, 1960; her children Pamela (David) Davis, Clyde R. McClemens Jr., and Ward (Barbara) McClemens; her grandchildren Justin Davis, Kristopher (Alisyn) Davis, Lauren McClemens, Marisa McClemens, and Karissa McMurray; and her great grandchildren Liam, Brendan, Sadie and Lincoln. 

Donna was a homemaker and loved nothing more than being with her family. The love, time and devotion she gave to her grandchildren lives on in them. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, lay communion server, and was member of WELCA, the Needlebees and Bible Study. She was an election committee member and served as a presiding judge, and she was a member of the Red Hat Society. She loved doing crossword puzzles, sewing and the time she spent with her card club. 

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, June 15th, at Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S Raccoon Road, Austintown, Ohio 44515, from 10:00-11:00 AM. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM at the church. The family request memorial contributions be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Donna’s name. To share thoughts of sympathies, visit lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
 
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LAKE MILTON-James R. Dunn, Sr., 96, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at his residence. Jim was born November 21, 1925 in Sheraden, PA, a son of Joseph Eli and Reggie Katherine (Benhart) Dunn. At 16, Jim went to work in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Madeline then moved to Lake Milton in 1951 and worked at Rockwell International for 28 years and then was employed by General Motors, Lordstown Complex for 10 years, before retiring in 1991. Jim was also the pres. and owner of Dunn’s Tire and Auto Body for 28 years. He was a member of Craig Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1952 until 1967 and was then a trustee from 2003 until 2012. Jim loved animals, especially his dog Mocha and he enjoyed feeding the birds. Jim also enjoyed golfing, cooking, bowling and was a pretty good pool player. He loved listening to Daniel O’Donnell music and Molly B Polkas. He also enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and Gunsmoke on TV. Jim’s wife of more than 66 years, the former Madeline Fuchs, whom he married September 29, 1949, died January 18, 2016. Jim leaves to cherish his memory his children, James (Neila) Dunn, Jr. of Lake Milton, Barb (James) Chizmar and Denise Sayres (John Gagliardo, Jr.) both of Youngstown and David (Cheryl) Dunn, Sr. of Paris Twp.; five grandchildren, Craig Dunn, Amy (Wolfgang) Voithofer, Tom Champion, Tracy (Robert) Cox and David (Caroline) Dunn, Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Samantha, Emma, Xavier, Nina, Leah and Jocelynn and a great-great granddaughter, Madeline on the way. Besides his parents and wife, Jim was the last surviving sibling of nine. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel, where Services will be held at 12 p.m. The family would like to say a special thank you to Shannon Siddens for all her loving care and concern for “Pappy” and also to Hospice of the Valley for the care and support given to Jim and his family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Hospice of the valley in Jim’s name, 5190 Market St., Yo., OH 44512. Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences. 
 
 
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Columbiana - Virginia Ilene Dailey, age 72, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at her home in Columbiana.
She was born on June 16, 1949, in Waynesburg, PA, daughter of the late Russell and Ruby Tennant Tuttle.
Virginia had worked as a nurse’s aide for Parkside. She loved flowers, especially roses and enjoyed traveling with her husband. Virginia liked to spend time feeding and watching the birds and animals at her home. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Virginia is survived by her husband, John F.  Dailey, whom she married on December 2, 1988; four daughters, Terri Lynn (Kermit) Woody of Marianna, PA, Stephanie D. (Stanley) Sebetich of Bentleyville, PA, Michele Houg of Bentleyville, PA, and Ellen Deprill of Columbiana; a son, Brian (Petra) Richter of Germany; a brother, Charles Tuttle of Waynesburg, PA and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Lemley of Waynesburg, PA.
Per Virginia’s request no services will take place.
Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
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Donald T. Lease, 82, of Lisbon, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Parkside Nursing Home in Columbiana with his family by his side. He was born August 31, 1939 in Salem, son of the late Clarence and Elsie Lease.
Preceding him in death is his loving wife, Phyllis (Brown) Lease; brothers, Clarence “Bus” and Arnold; and sister, Lillian.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, Ronald “Ronnie” Lease (fiancée Melinda Berlin); granddaughter, Ashley (Donald) McKinley; great-grandchildren, Allison, Brooklynn, Daxton and Cassidy; brother, Richard “Dick” and sisters, Shirley and Anna Jean.
Donald was a proud U.S. Army Veteran, having served his country for 6 years. He was also a member of the Tri-State Antique Auto Club, Salem Auxiliary Police Department, a part-time police officer for Perry Twp. He worked 40 years at the Canfield Fairgrounds and 30 years at the Lisbon Fairgrounds. Most of all, he loved his family and was always there for them when they needed him. Donald adored his granddaughter and great-grandchildren, they were his life.
Family and friends will be received 11 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at Stark Memorial with a memorial service starting at 5:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Donald’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Ronald "Ronnie" Armitage 69 of Beloit passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Altercare of Alliance. He was born in Salem, Ohio on July 19, 1952 the son of Lewis L. And Anna Mae (Perkins) Armitage. He was a graduate of West Branch High School and worked at the former Job Time John for over 20 years and Sare Plastics in Alliance. He was a long time member of the Beloit Ruritans and was a Past President, he also was a member of the Beloit Volunteer Fire Department for many years. One of his favorite things to do and be found doing was mowing his yard as well as many other yards and Ball Fields.

Survivors include his mother Anna Mae Armitage, his brother Lewis L. (Lisa) Armitage Jr. as well as nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM with Certified Celebrant David Peterson officiating at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:30 PM to the time of service at 7:30 PM. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made in Ronnie's honor to Beloit Ruritan Club, PO Box 214 Beloit, OH 44609. Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
 
 
 
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Shirley Bigalow, Smith, Cunningham
Shirley Bigalow, Smith, Cunningham, 94, went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2022. Born in Canton, OH on February 12, 1928 to Ray C. & Lela M. Shively of Alliance, where she lived about three-fourths of her life. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1946 and from Aultman Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She worked as an RN at the Alliance Community Hospital, the Columbiana County and the Mahoning County Health Departments, and various hospitals in other states where they lived. Until retirement, she spent most of her adult life working. She married Ken Smith in 1974, who died 1981. She married Stanley Cunningham in 1984. He died in 2008.
Shirley was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Alliance. With faith in the Lord, she had joy in working, volunteering, helping family & friends and in living. She was a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and taught swimming for about 20 years. She initiated the Red Cross Adapted Aquatic classes for disabled children. Physical Therapist, Jesse White was the advisor and trained High School students did the actual teaching “one on one”. She also volunteered with the “Arthritis Foundation” evaluating their water exercise classes in Stark County. Through the years she donated 7 gallons of blood at the Red Cross Blood Banks.  
During the1970’s, along with her husband Kenneth Smith and Physical Therapists Bill and Jean Spurgeon, the “Handicapped Awareness” committee was formed. This was a local group connected to the “Presidents and Governors’ committees on “Employment of the Handicapped”.  After WWII, President Harry Truman initiated federal laws that would help disabled veterans obtain jobs. The emphasis was on “Handicapped Parking” and accessible buildings. Now the federal law of 1990 is the “Americans with Disabilities Act”. The local efforts were directed toward promoting “Handicapped Parking” spaces and accessible buildings. In 1983 the “Women’s Division of the Alliance Chamber of Commerce” and the “Women’s Division of the Alliance Jaycees” both named her “Women of the Year”. These were in recognition of her advocacy for disabled persons.
In 1969 the Alliance Community Hospital sent her to the Boston University Hospital to one of three US Government sponsored programs to train nurses to help set up and be Head Nurses of Coronary Care Units. Such units were initiated by nuns in a Catholic Hospital in England. They were the beginning of ICU’s. While working as a Public Health Nurse in the 1970’s and 1980’s, she was a “Happy Heart” clown. This was to teach prevention of heart disease to fourth graders in the schools.
During later years she was a volunteer “Ombudsman” through the “Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities”. This was as an advocate position for residents of local Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities. She really enjoyed doing “Bed Pan Style Shows”, for which Keith Brill helped to develop the script. She also had fun with “Guess What Animal Donated This Fur” children’s programs. She always made learning fun!
Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Bob (Delta also) Shively; sister Bonnie (Bill also) Somers, grandson Mark Moore, ex-husband James Bigalow, husband Kenneth Smith, husband Stanley Cunningham, Step-son Robert (Lana also) Cunningham and friend Robert McGirr.
She is survived by her children: John (Sharon) Bigalow Beloit, OH; Martha Moore Columbus, OH; David (Becky) Bigalow Phoenix, AZ; Laura (Ron) Drew Cumming, GA, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Extended Family: Christine Miller (Mike) Schwieterman, Norwalk, OH; Elaine Miller (Kent) Downing, Greentown, OH; Ruth Mary Scott, Colorado Springs, CO.
Step-Children & their families: Kaye Smith, Beloit, OH; William (Sharon) Smith, Mundelein, IL; Paul Smith, Grand Rapids, MI. Carole (Willard) Mikes, Shenandoah, VA; Gary Cunningham, New Market, VA.
Funeral arrangements are with Dean’s Funeral Home of Sebring, Ohio. Calling hours 6/15/22 6-8pm, and 1 hour prior to Funeral. Funeral 11am 6/16/22.
 
 
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Vermilion – Sherry Ward Ballintine, age 78, of Vemilion, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at O’Neill Healthcare Fairview Park, Cleveland.
She was born on January 10, 1944, in Salem, daughter of the late Ralph and Effie Irons Ward.
Sherry graduated high school Valedictorian from Columbiana high school in 1962.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Youngstown University, magna cum laude.  She taught first, second, and fourth grade at Sierra Sands Unified School District in California. Dance was Sherry’s passion and she enjoyed it in many varieties throughout her life.  Beginning at age 6, her father would drive her to the Billy Erhardt dance studio in Youngstown where she practiced several times a week, and eventually taught there in high school and college.  She was a very accomplished dancer and danced professionally in Tap Line chorus lines and solo during high school and college, including appearing weekly on a local television show.  She taught dance in her own studio in high school and college and went on to teach dance in her home studio from 1977-1986.  In Ridgecrest, California she enjoyed clogging and western line dancing.  Another passion of hers was swimming and she performed water ballet in the aquacades at Firestone pool in the 50’s and 60’s. She was also a great diver and enjoyed lifeguarding.  Her ultimate passion and achievements were spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Sherry is survived by her spouse Thomas Ballintine, whom she married in June 2007; two daughters Heather (Ralph) Jorgensen of Parker, CO and Tara Lindsay of Fairview Park; a son Matt (Leisa McClellan) Lindsay of Lakewood; four grandchildren, Ralph and Rachel Jorgensen and Shane and Garrett Lindsay, two brothers, Bill (Connie) Ward of Salem, and James Ward of Columbus and a cousin, Pam (Dick) Zitto of Columbiana.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
The family will receive friends on Friday June 24, 2022 from 10:00 am -11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations my be made to the Susan G Komen breast cancer foundation or the Dementia Society of America.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
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Judith Ann Jessop Kolcun, age 79, of Columbiana, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
Judy was born on September 1, 1942 in Toledo, daughter of the late Harold and Mabel Moon Jessop.
Judy was a graduate of the Class of 1960 at Columbiana High School. She was married for 20 years and raised a family in Brookville, Pennsylvania. She later moved to San Diego, California where she worked as the office manager and controller for several property development companies. She retired in 2014 and returned to Columbiana.
She is survived by her four children, Jenny Kolcun (Shawn McKee) of San Rafael, CA, Kathy Welsh (Tim Welsh) of Reynoldsville, PA, Steve Kolcun of Columbiana, Eric Kolcun of Sigel, PA and their father, Rick Kolcun of Reynoldsville, PA; grandchildren Jessica Welsh (Mason Cramer) and Jonathan Welsh; and sisters, Wilma Esenwein and Margie McIntosh (Bill McIntosh) of Columbiana.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Donald, Richard, Kenneth, David, Edward, Willard Jessop and her sisters Ruth Singleton and Violet Pease.
Per Judy’s wishes, no services will be held.
Arrangements have been trusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Retting Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
 
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Sandra “Sandy” Lou Wilson, 79, of Boardman, passed away on June 8, 2022, at the Hospice House in Poland. 

Born November 14, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, Sandra was the daughter of Stephen and Grace Troutman Lepsik. 

Sandra was a homemaker and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and events. She was talented in cooking, decorating, and poetry. Her talents took her to various jobs, working in the medical field even traveling to Chicago for indoor plants and flowers management. She was never afraid to take on a new challenge. Her dedicated last job was being a care giver to Mr. Beeghly for many years, the bond they had was extraordinary. 

Her devoted care was always to her husband Harvey, who currently resides at Windsor Memory Care Facility. Her devoted caring to help babysit all her grandchildren and great grandchildren was priceless, not only sharing wonderful vacations with them, but teaching them memorable moments which will carry them forward. She truly shined bright on all the lives she touched. Sandy’s cherished and best friends, who were her “confidants,” will meet with her again. 

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 61 years Harvey C. Wilson, whom she married in February 14, 1961; her children Kimberly White and Eric (Lori) Wilson; her grandchildren Ryan (Chris) Holtzman, Erika (Danny Hammond) Hoover, Garrett (Amanda) White, Rachel (James) Zubick and Stephanie (Nick Cavalier) White; her great grandchildren Eric James Moorman, Christopher Holtzman, Niko Holtzman, Declan Holtzman, and Jack Hammond. Sandy will be blessed with two more great grandchildren soon. She also leaves her sisters Patricia Wilson, Jackie (Louie) Gonzales, Donna Lawrence, Sue Kachurek, Sally (Charlie) Palumbo, and Terry (John) Hjerpe. 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Stephanie Lepsik and her brother Richard Lepsik. 

The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 13th, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave, Boardman, Ohio 44512. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM and Sandy will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.
 The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley, for their outstanding care in Sandy’s time of need. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley- Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, North Lima, Ohio 44514. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
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Walter Herbert Hartley "Walt" passed away peacefully on June 7, 2022 in York, SC. Born to Herbert & Gladys Fieldhouse Hartley October 30, 1945 in Washingtonville, OH
Walt moved to York, SC over 35 years ago where he lived with his loving and devoted wife Mildred "Millie". Walt was a former patrolman for the Village of Leetonia and worked for many years at Franklin Furniture. He carried on as a security guard for many years in SC. He was proud to wear the uniform in any capacity.
He leaves behind his three daughters who he loved deeply along with their children as well as many more grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Daughter, Julie Hartley and grandchildren Troy, Alexis & Kali, Daughter, Heather (Jim) Lehwald and grandchildren Megan & Joshua and daughter Adrienne (Mario) Parish grandchildren Gabrielle, Abigail, Chandler and Isabelle.
Also surviving, a stepdaughter, Donna Knight; stepson, Gary Knight and his brother Thomas "Tom" Hartley.
Walt is proceeded in death by his sister, Jean Naughton; a Stepdaughter, Lisa Knight; two stepsons Steve Knight & Troy Knight and his former stepsons Tony & David Barnhart.
Walt will be forever known for his great sense of humor and his love of family and great friends.
Per the families requests no services will be held.
View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
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ALLIANCE - Louann (Kemble) Felgar, 57, died Thursday, June 9, 2022, peacefully at her home.
Louann was born on June 4, 1965, in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late William Preston and Nancy (Forsythe) Kemble.
She was a graduate of Southeast High School. Louann worked as a restaurant manager.
Louann loved to plant flowers, she had many flower beds and grew giant sunflowers. She also had koi fish, alpacas, and a horse named Lady. Louann enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, cardinals, and squirrels in her yard. One of her favorite times was getting together with the family and singing, playing guitar and keyboard.
Survivors include Richard Felgar whom she married December 31, 2010; daughters, Ericka Sweeney (Dan Fishel) of Salem, Jessica Sweeney (Joseph Wahl) of Sebring, Susan Byland ( Jordyn Byland) of Salem; step-children, Adam (Trisha) Barker of Alliance, Beth (Matt) Hall of Winona, Kelly (Kevin) Ludwig of Beloit, Ronnie (Samantha) Felgar of Homeworth, and Christopher (Mandy) Felgar of Sebring; sister, Judith Kemble of Salem; one brother, David (Cheryl) Kemble of Paris Township; grandchildren, Keira Smith Sweeney, Marley and Quinn Byland,  Rebecca Zupko, and Logan Furry; nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Kemble and sister-in-law, Keena Kemble.
A private funeral service will be held at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at Moultrie Cemetery in Minerva.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 4500 Rockside Road, Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131.
To view Louann's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Negley – Betty Mae Dailey, age 96, of Negley, died on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at her home.
She was born on March 5, 1926 in Darlington, PA, daughter of the late Russell and Margaret Fosnaught Guy.
Betty owned and operated Dailey’s Boarding Home, where she enjoyed helping take care of the ladies. She frequently attended boarding home meetings, enjoyed traveling to New York to visit family and loved to play bingo. Betty collected chandeliers and liked to shop at thrift stores. She has always liked Elvis and Conway Twitty and has a deep love and admiration for her family.
Her husband, Matthew H.  Dailey, whom she married on March 12, 1949, preceded her in death on, November 21, 2003.
Betty is survived by her three daughters, Madelon Slagle of Rogers, Diane (James) Risinger of Negley and Joyce (Donald) Hodge of Negley; three sisters, Irene Sabo of New Brighton, PA, Mildred Kyler of Negley, Nancy (Robert) Hiber of Cleveland, OH; brother, Henry (Jane) Guy of Negley, OH; fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra Clipse and Linda Lee Dailey; a son, Ronald J. Dailey, and two sisters, Mary Porter and Anna Marie Miller.
Services will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Burial will take place at Achor Baptist Cemetery, Negley.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
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John H. Kerry Sr, age 78, of Louisville, OH passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. He was born January 7, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA. John retired from the Timken Company after 35 years of service and he was a member of the United Steel Workers of America, Golden Lodge #1123.
John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandy (Jack) Kerry; his daughter, Tina (Randy) Horn; two sons, John (Mary) and Dave (Lisa) Kerry; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Barb Vanasdale and a brother, John Vanasdale.
Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Calling hours will be 5-7pm Monday evening at the funeral home. John will be laid to rest in Warstler Cemetery, Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
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Steven Matthew Durenda, 31, of Alliance passed away at his home on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Steven was born on January 27, 1991 to Larry Durenda and Kim (Tedrow) Durenda. Steve was a 2010 graduate of Alliance High School. He had a passion for fishing, enjoyed watching Dog the Bounty Hunter and was always up to something. Steve loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them. 

Left to cherish his memory are his parents Larry Durenda and Kim (Tedrow) Durenda; brother Daniel (Christina) Durenda; sisters Jessica (Kyle) Waddell-Tiber and Jenna (Andrew Pasco) Durenda; aunts and uncles Debbie DeGroff, Mary Tedrow, John Tedrow, Robert (Cathy) Tedrow, Jerry Durenda, Cricket (Larry) Buck, Leslye Durenda and Sandy (Barry) Marx. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Gracelyn, Khloe and Brantley Durenda and Easton and Boston Tiber; cousins Melissa and Haley DeGroff, Logan and Landon Harrison and Emily and Katelyn Tedrow. Steven was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Beulah and Albert Durenda and maternal grandparents John and Ellen Tedrow and three uncles Jospeh DeGroff, Gerry Durenda and Jeff Durenda.

Private family services will take place and inurnment will be held at Oak Forest Cemetery in St. Cloud, West Virginia. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at ww.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring,
 
 
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`George Eugene “Sonny” “Hambone” Bell 94, of Salem, passed away peacefully at Salem North Healthcare Center on June 5, 2022.
He was born in Lisbon on May 10, 1928,  the son of the late Chester Raymond and Gladys (Willis) Bell.
George attended Salem Fourth Street School. At the age of nine he won a marble tournament where the medal can be found at the Salem Historical Society Museum. In 1945 at the age of 15, he began working for the E.W. Bliss which is now Butech. He became a tool grinder, retired in 1975, and later worked at Sekley Tool and Die. George built his own home and loved working in his workshop making lawn ornaments, banks, and toys for kids. He delighted showing kids how to put pennies in the banks, operate his climbing bears and play with the hillbilly billfold. He also loved to poke bellies, give hugs to everyone he knew and pinch everyone he loved. During retirement he kept busy. He began painting on canvas using house paint as a medium. His garage walls became his art gallery where he proudly gave visitors tours. He made ornaments using beads and wove afghans he gave to newlyweds. The newspaper crossword was a daily pastime he shared with his wife. Each new word he encountered was recorded alphabetically in stacks of steno notebooks. In later years he occupied his time with number books. George was always cold and enjoyed spending over 20 years wintering in Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Louise (Scott) Bell, whom he married on June 10, 1956; two sons, Chester (Linda) Bell of Lancaster, Ohio and Glen (Carolyn) Bell of Lake Wales, Florida; a daughter Marjorie (Paul) Richards of Buxton, Maine; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a sister Shirley Westphal, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers: Merle, Earl and Joseph Bell; and six sisters: Betty Huston, Dolores Bell, Anna Louise Wilson, Vivian Gorby, Leota Marie Bell and Sandra Finch.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, 2 Pm at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. A time of visitation will be on Saturday from noon to 2 PM. The burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton.
 
 
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SALEM, Ohio – Dr. Michael Joseph Traina of Salem, Ohio passed away peacefully at Blossom Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Salem on Sunday, June 5, 2022, surrounded by family and caring staff.
Michael was born on February 16, 1936 to the late Michael and Phyllis (DeSan) Traina in Cleveland, Ohio.
After Michael graduated from John Adams High School in Cleveland, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958, and served his country on active duty until 1960 as a combat medic.  He served in the Army Reserves for the next several years, and was called back on numerous occasions to active duty.  He was awarded two honorable discharges and two commendations.
While finishing his service to his country, Michael began his quest for education, first obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University.  He then received his master’s degree from John Carroll University, where he met his future wife, the former Eloise Mary Vaccariello.  He went back to Kent State to pursue his Ph.D., which he completed in 1970.
In 1967, he and Eloise married in Cleveland at St. Margaret Mary Church.  They have two children:  Timothy (Ladonna Eddy) Traina and Tamara (Michael) Zinno.  He leaves behind six grandchildren, who all affectionately called him “Grandpa T”:  Isaac Michael, Dominic Michael, Vincent Timothy, and Maximo Joseph Traina, and Joseph Michael and Isabella Rose Zinno.  He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Edwards of Fayetteville, NC.
Michael was Roman Catholic, a member of St. Paul’s Church in Salem, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was a co-founder in 1977 of AMVETS Post 45 in Salem.
Growing up in Cleveland, he was a lifetime fan of all local sports teams, especially the Browns and Indians.  He crafted and played his own baseball game, which was built on his extensive knowledge of facts and statistics.
As first a business-owner focusing on consulting, marketing, and sales, and then a professor, public speaking for Michael was not just a career, but also a hobby.  He was a passionate advocate for veterans, and Michael never missed an opportunity to speak to the community, especially on Memorial and Veterans Days.  He was Master of Ceremonies for the Salem Italian and Salem International Festivals.
He loved sitting at the kitchen table doing the daily crossword puzzle, making lists, and compiling baseball statistics. He enjoyed going to Giant Eagle nearly every day, visiting his good friend Mayor Berlin, and doing other local errands.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, his children and their spouses, his grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews, and many friends whom he considered family.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 2-5 PM at Arbaugh Pearce Greenisen and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Salem.  On Monday, additional viewing will begin at 10 AM, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11 AM, with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating. He will receive military honors from the Salem Honor Guard and be buried Monday at Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veterans Program at Family Recovery Center in Lisbon, Ohio (964 North Market Street, P.O. Box 464, Lisbon, Ohio  44432), in memory of Michael’s dedication to military veterans and his passionate advocacy for them.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the employees at Blossom Nursing Center and Sanctuary Hospice for their unending compassionate and loving care, and to dear friends who visited until the very end.
His presence will be greatly missed.  He made an impact on everyone he met, and he will live on in our hearts and minds forever.
 
 
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William E. Smalley Sr., 78, of Center Twp, Lisbon, died at 5:19 PM Monday, June 6, 2022, in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center following an apparent heart attack at home.
 
He was born on February 22, 1944 in Latrobe, Pa., the son of Floyd and Beatrice (Faust) Smalley.
 
He had retired from NRM as a press operator after many good years of work. He was a veteran of the US Army and served three times over the course of four and a half years in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Safe Driver Badge with one bar, Good Conduct Medal, Sharp Shooter badge with 45 pistol, Marksman badge on M 60 Machine Gun and departed at the rank of SP5.
 
Bill had many interests or hobbies over the years. The one big thing he enjoyed most was his family. If one was having a gathering, meal, or something good happening, he would be there. The grandchildren playing sports always had the support of their favorite fan, Grandpa !. He would hardly miss such an opporunity to cheer them on. The playing and restoring cars would probly come in next to the things he enjoyed. The time spent tearing them apart, fixing, restoring, rebuilding, wrenching on the motors to make a fine new running machine. If parts were needed, then where else, off to the swap meets to buy what you don’t need and a few things you really do need. When you enter his home, you might just find a minature collection of cars of all kinds and style. One of the things that Bill will be remembered by many was his generous heart. If the family was in need of something, he would be there to do his best to help.
 
He is survived by his sons; William (Carla Soliday) Smalley Jr. and Robert (Donna Bach) Smalley, siblings; Floyd Jr. and James Smalley, Selva Wade and Violet Marie Obney, grandchildren; Courtney Lee, Abby Lynn and Brock Smalley, Gerald Wayne (III), Kurtis Ryan, Lindsey Michelle Thompson and Katlyn Ann Smalley, great grand children; Alexander Scott and Emmalynn Lee Soliday, Raelene Lynn Carter, Nadene Marie Skye Palmer, Talyn Michael Bennett, Adelaide Jean, Ariellia Rae, Avianna Darlene and Ainsley Lynn Thompson.
 
Services will be held on Friday, June 10, 1 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. He will receive military honors and be entombed at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio.
 
 
 
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Christina T. Guzzo, 53, passed away peacefully Friday morning June 3, 2022, at her home. She was born April 13, 1969, in Youngstown. A daughter of Michael F. and Ella L. Guzzo Sr. She was a high school graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a graduate of Youngstown State University with a master’s degree in Counseling. Christina was a loving and passionate friend to everyone she met. She always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed singing and was an alumni member of the Austintown Fitch Concert Choir, most recently a participant in the Simple Girls Interfaith Choir. She was a member of St. Patrick Church of Youngstown and enjoyed helping with the annual spaghetti dinners and the small group affectionately called the Holy Rollers. 

Christina leaves to cherish her memory her loving companion Wallace Heck of 17 years and his children Robert and Victoria, mother Ella L. (Guzzo) Bevan of Austintown, brothers Mickey (Debbie) Guzzo of Austintown, Michael (Michelle) Guzzo of Austintown, sisters Ella Maria (William) Welsh of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Mary T. Guzzo of Austintown and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. All of her special family and friends too many to list (you all know who you are) and her loving fur babies Sence and Dapper. She was preceded in death by her father Michael F. Guzzo, Sr. Christina’s loving and infectious passionate personality will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Friday June 10, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown and on Saturday June 11, 2022, from 9:00 -9:45 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1410 Oak Hill, Youngstown followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. She will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to Girard Monday Night Group in care of 2764 West Liberty Street, Girard, Ohio 44420. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
 
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Austintown – Donna Jean Kollar, 82, passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Donna was born August 14, 1939, in Youngstown, the daughter of Dominic and Phyllis (Polon) Stellutto and was a lifelong area resident. Her husband John “Jack” Kollar, whom she married September 22, 1962, passed away December 23, 2016. Donna leaves two sons, John (Maureen), David (Lisa M.) and a daughter, Lisa T. Kollar, all of Austintown, four grandchildren, Emily, Sydney, Kristeena (Kiki) and David: one great-granddaughter, Josephine. A brother Louis Stellutto of Tavares, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Donna was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Betty Lou Stellutto. Donna was a 1957 graduate of the Rayen School where she excelled in Acapella and the Girls’ Octet. She also participated in Y-Teens and Service Group. Donna worked as a Paralegal for many years and was a dedicated and organized homemaker. She loved dancing, playing bingo, playing cards, going to the casino and playing on her iPad. Donna was proud of her Italian heritage and was a great cook and baker. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a strong, independent, good-hearted and generous woman who always let you know what was on her mind. Donna’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Antoine Chahine and his staff at the Blood and Cancer Center for many years of professional and wonderful care. Private services were held. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
 
 
 
 
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William “Billy” A. Zecher Jr., 48, of Youngstown, passed away after a chronic illness, at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown. 

Billy was born November 5, 1973 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late William A. Zecher Sr. and Debra J. Bowser Zecher. 

Billy will be remembered as a family man. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, WWE wrestling and soap operas. He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings; Kenneth Zecher, Annie Zecher, Kimberly Zecher (Gary Nichols) and Michael Zecher; and many nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his niece Samantha Barich. 

Per his wishes there will be no services. To share thoughts of sympathies with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
 
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JOHN L. HAWKINS 


John L. Hawkins, 89, of Berlin Center, passed away May 27, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. John was born May 23, 1933 in Berlin Center, a son of the late John and Mary (Tetlow) Hawkins. He graduated from Berlin Center High School in 1951 where he played varsity basketball. As a young man, John managed the family-owned Hawkins Lake Swimming Resort. He was a very successful Realtor/broker for over 50 years, owning and operating John L. Hawkins Realty. Prior to becoming a Real Estate Broker, John had been a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Association of Realtors and past president of the Alliance Board of Realtors. John was also a member of the Berlin/Ellsworth Ruritan Club. He enjoyed fishing and wintering in Marco Island, Florida for almost 40 years. He leaves his wife, the former Mary M. Bedell, whom he married June 5, 1954; his daughter, Adele (Tom) Gacse of Canfield; his son, John A. (Mikki) Hawkins of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren: Spencer (Carly) Hawkins, Grayson (Caroline) Hawkins, Chandler (Marlou) Hawkins, Tommy and Leigh Gacse; and three great-grandchildren. John also leaves a sister, Gloria Marteney of Sebring. Besides his father, John Hawkins, and his mother, Mary Yoho, John was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Schopp. He leaves a legacy of integrity, hard work and strong faith in God. He will be forever missed. The family would like to give special thanks to the Visiting Angels Home Care of Salem and Sanctuary Hospice of Canfield for their devoted care. 

Per John’s wishes, private services have been held and were officiated by Rev. Russell Libb. 
Memorial contributions may be made to support financial aid scholarships for the YMCA of Youngstown Youth Basketball Programs in honor of John and his love of basketball. 
Please make checks payable to: YMCA of Youngstown, 

17 N. Champion Street, P.O. Box 1287, Youngstown, OH 44501 
 
 
 
 
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Howland – Leroy Luscombe, 86, passed away Tuesday afternoon June 7, 2022 at Ohio Living Lake Vista in Cortland. 

Leroy was born on October 29, 1935 in Warren, OH, a son of the late Russell and Irene Robinson Luscombe. 

He was a graduate of Howland High School and worked at Republic Steel as a Machinist until he retired. 

He enjoyed being outdoors, whether he was building and racing drag cars with his brother in high school, waterskiing, or fishing; which he loved. He also enjoyed going to car shows to see the classic cars. He was a loving husband and father who was supportive of his children’s school activities. 

Leroy will be deeply missed by his daughter, Linda Luscombe of Howland; grandson Khylo Bort; niece, Christine (Allen) Small; and nephews, Phillip Luscombe, Brad, Ryan, and John Kime.  
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carole Luscombe whom he married on August 27, 1966 and passed on August 17, 1999; two sons, Robert and Richard Luscombe; and brother Harold Luscombe. 

Family and friends may visit from 10-12:00PM on Monday June 13, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren, with funeral services to follow at 12:00PM. 

Burial will be held at Howland Township Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society by visiting https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate 

Family and friends may send heartfelt condolences and view our tribute store at www.lanefuneralhomes.com
 
 
 
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SALEM – Shirley A. Devan, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Grace Woods Senior Living of Salem. She was born March 14, 1932 in Lisbon, daughter of the late Harry M. and Florence (Baughman) Mason.
Shirley retired from Salem Label Co. She was a member of Salem First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. Shirley enjoyed doing ceramics, knitting, going on vacations in Florida and gardening.
Her husband, Harry L. Devan preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Stephen (Sheila) Devan of Madison, MS; daughter, Diana (Scott) Citino of Fernandina Beach, FL; brother, Harvey (Sally) Mason of Salem; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, two sisters, Ella Baker and Juanita Devan also preceded her in death.
Friends and family will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Stark Memorial.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Frank and Rev. Trina Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer Research Center, Northeast Ohio, 1899 Garfield Rd., Columbiana, OH 44408.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view Shirley’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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SALEM - Juanita Marie (Cigainero) Crawford, 95, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Lexington Place in Salem, OH.  Juanita was born on October 22, 1926 to the late Charles and Catherine (Maxey) Cigainero in Texarkana, TX.
Juanita graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Texarkana in 1943 at the age of 16 as class Valedictorian. She had been allowed to skip from Seventh to Ninth grade because of her academic achievements.  While in high school Juanita was a volunteer at the Texarkana U.S.O. where she met her future husband, Daniel K. Crawford while he was going through basic training prior to his deployment to the European Theatre in World War II. Upon graduation from high school Juanita was awarded a four-year college scholarship, which was rare for a woman to receive in the 1940’s. Because World War II was going on and there were tough economic times the War had created, Juanita bypassed college and instead took the head bookkeepers job at a large insurance firm in Texarkana. She was just 16 years old.  Following the war, Juanita and Dan were married at Sacred Heart Church in Texarkana and then moved to Leetonia, OH. After living in Leetonia for six years and Texas for five years, Juanita and Dan eventually settled in Salem, OH where Juanita quickly adapted to her new surroundings and became a respected member of St. Paul Catholic Parish and the Salem community.
Juanita became the proud mother of three children; Cathy, Floyd and Daniel.
While her children were attending St. Paul School in Salem, Juanita was very active in the LCBA and was involved in several other school activities. She loved sports and was an avid bingo player. She was very skilled at solving all types of puzzles and had a sharp mathematical mind. She was always well liked by everyone she met and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Juanita is survived by daughter, Catherine Cotleur; son, Floyd Crawford; grandson, Mathew Cotleur and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Ronnelle Daley, who she loved very much and who she considered her daughter. Juanita and Ronnelle spent countless hours together enjoying one another’s company.
Besides her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel K. Crawford; son, Daniel J. Crawford; siblings, Edward Cigainero, Harold (Odell) Cigainero, and Charlene (Cigainero) Boyce
Her extended family became the great group of caregivers at Lexington Place including Dianne, Jen, Melissa, Kim, Angie, Amanda, Tammy, Toni and Ruth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem, Ohio to honor Juanita’s memory.
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Juanita’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Michael David Flowers, age 46, of Alliance, passed away at his home at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
He was born November 10, 1975 in Alliance, Ohio and graduated from West Branch High School.
Michael was formerly employed as a welder at East Manufacturing, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He will be loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Dena R. (Bruni) Flowers, in-laws, David and Denise Bruni; mother, Carolyn “Sue” (Apple) Flowers, siblings, Amy Tolley, Jarrod Flowers, and Laren Flowers, several nieces and nephews, and his beloved cats, Tippsie-Toes, Tazzie, and Pastina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard D. Flowers, and his brother, Daniel Flowers.
Per Michael’s request, no services will be held.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75816 Topeka, KS 66675-8516, or Vietnam Veterans Chapter #157, 880 S. Union Ave., Alliance OH 44601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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John Snyder, 89, of Howland, OH, passed away on June 3, 2022. He was born April 20, 1933, in Warren, OH to Joe and Ethelynn “Shep” Snyder. John graduated from Saint Mary’s High School and Youngstown University in 1956 with a degree in Business Administration and Merchandising. John was drafted into the Army in 1956, serving at Fort Lewis in Washington. 

He married Paula Clark on February 17, 1962, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage, but for her passing the day before. 

John spent the majority of his working career with Packard Electric. He began his career as millwright helper and proudly rose to Sales Manager, from which he retired after 35 years of service. In his retirement years, John continued to stay active as a courier for Valley Health Systems, which offered him the opportunity to share his gift of gab with those he encountered during his day. 

John loved to tell a good story or joke to his friends or family, often resulting in a laugh, a smile, or an even eye roll from the recipient. He loved spending time with their family, including his children, Jeff (Cathleen) of Cincinnati, and Susan (Michelle), of Columbus, and granddaughter, Jillian. As life progressed, John and Paula settled into a comfortable daily routine, working in the yard and his vegetable garden, washing cars, or enjoying a cold beer with friends. He could always be counted on for a laugh or smile. 

When his children were younger, John was active in their sports, spending endless hours on the sidelines in the sun, rain or snow, home or away. 

John is preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister, JoAnne and brother, Sam. 

The family asks, in lieu of flowers, spend the day with someone important to you. Visit, tell stories, and enjoy the beverage of your choice. Treasure that time, it’s gone much too soon. 

Memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Monday, June 20, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. Calling hours will be held 5:00 PM-6:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
 
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BOARDMAN-Dorothy Elizabeth Troxil, 95, transitioned peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation surrounded in love by her family. Dorothy was born March 23, 1927 in Plymouth Township, a daughter of Paul and Ella (Skiba) Troxil. Dorothy was a 1945 graduate of Ashtabula High School. Dorothy was employed with Loral Aerospace Corp in Administration in California, retiring in 1992. She was then employed at Stanford Business School for 5 years before returning to Ashtabula in 1997 and then to Canfield, OH in 2006.
 
Mary was a devoted member of Saint Joseph’s Church, Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ashtabula, where she served as a lector at funerals and morning masses. She also sang as a member of the Resurrection Choir. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild and Catholic Daughters of America, Court No. 393. After moving to Canfield, she found a church home with St. Michael’s Parish. Dorothy will be remembered as a great woman of faith, devoted to her family.
 Dorothy is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Michael, Joseph, Stephen, Elmer and William Troxil and her sisters, Margaret, Gertrude Vosburg, Helen Gibson, Anna E. Chichak and Mary Ann Troxil. According to Dorothy’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services at this time. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ashtabula.
If desired, contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to St. Joseph Church, 3312 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel. 
 
 
 
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SALEM - Judith Ann Haldeman, 83, died Monday, June 6, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, OH. She was born on Thursday, January 26, 1939 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Arthur L. and Freda (Melitshka) Schuster.
Judith was a graduate of Salem City High School. She worked as a Secretary for the Salem City Schools for 40 years. (10 years in the administration office and 30 years at Reiley Elementary).  Judith also worked at Ohio Bell and Emmanuel Lutheran Church 10 years. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
Besides her parents, Judith was preceded in death by her husband Jack Lee Haldeman whom she married February 2, 1959 and brother, Arthur Schuster Jr.
Survivors include: a daughter, Joni (Doug) Ausperk of Randolph, OH; a son Jeff Haldeman of Salem; 3 grandchildren, Jamie, Andy and Danny; and a sister, Bonnie (Earl) Pitzer of Colorado.
A burial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 9th at Grandview Cemetery Chapel in Salem, OH.
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Judith's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Stow - Sandra Mae Grove, age 81, of Stow, died on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at her home.
She was born on April 3, 1941, in Salem, daughter of the late John and Thelma Vignon Volpe.
Sandra had worked as a beautician but spent most of her time caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a past member of the Robbins United Methodist Church, Washingtonville.
Her husband, James L. Grove, whom she married on January 10, 1960, preceded her in death on, September 30, 2001.
Sandra is survived by her two sons, David (Tricia) Grove of Stow and Bret (Janet) Grove of Dryden, MI; three granddaughters, Brandy (Ted) Troxell, Brittany (Dillon Gadowski) Grove and Nicole Grove and a sister-in-law, Rosemary Volpe.
She was preceded in death by her brother, David Volpe.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Minister Bruce Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.
Burial will take place at Washingtonville Cemetery.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
 
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Poland Twp. -- Louis Peter Cassimatis, 86, of Poland passed away Sunday afternoon June 5, 2022, at the St. Elizabeth Boardman hospital surrounded by his family, priest, and friends. 
Louis was born on September 10, 1935, in Kythera, Greece, the son of Peter and Maria Cassimatis. 

Louis graduated from Youngstown State University, received his master’s degree from Westminster College, and earned his Ph.D. from Kent State University. He taught for fifty years. He was a teacher in the Hubbard public school system, and he lectured at Youngstown State University and Penn State University. His book American Influence in Greece, 1917-1929 was published in 1988. 

Louis served as Program Director for the Ohio Cultural Alliance and also on the board of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. He loved the violin. He played in the Youngstown Orchestra and for many years gave violin lessons. 

Louis is survived by his loving wife, Antoinette, his son, Nicholas, and many family members in Greece. He is preceded in death by his son, Peter. 

The family wishes to thank the medical staff at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, especially the nurses at 4 north, for the care that he received at the end. They also thank his friends and neighbors for the unwavering concern and support that they provided during his illness.  
Family and friends may call 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 9, 2022, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, OH 44503, where services will begin at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, in Louis's name. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.
 
 
 
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Doris Ann Brown, age 92, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2022 with her husband of 70 years by her side.
Doris was born February 10, 1930 to Edwin and Lucille Rufibach.   
She was a 1948 graduate of Louisville High School. On September 22, 1951 she married Kenneth Brown and became a resident of Alliance. Before becoming a mother, Doris worked as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell in Canton and Alliance. Later in life, Doris took pride in working with her husband, Ken, as a custodian for Union Avenue United Methodist Church where she was a member. Doris loved knitting and presented many loved ones with a wedding afghan or baby blanket. Her love for movies was apparent until the end; she was able to name the actors and scenes of most movies when mentioned in conversation. She also loved to travel and her family treasures many memories from trips throughout the country. In the last years of her life, Doris’ biggest pleasure was visiting with her family.
Doris and Ken were parents of three boys, Keith (Margaret), David (Anjie) and the late Lee (Betsy) Brown. They have eight grandchildren, Ryan (Missy) Brown, Dustin (Jen) Brown, Allyson (Jayson) Gray, Morgan (Tony) Whitten, Clay (Jessie) Caufield, Rylee (Ethan) Elias, Amanda Brown (Trent Loehring) and Michael (Emily) Brown; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lee; and a sister, Arlene (Albert) Sickles.
A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9th at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Reverend Becky Weamer will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Avenue United Methodist Church, 1843 S. Union, Alliance, Ohio 44601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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It is with great sorrow that the family of Melanie Ann Vien announces her passing on May 26, 2022 at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
Melanie graduated from Alliance High School in 1982 and attended Mount Union College, where she excelled in French language studies. Her life’s adventures then took her out west to Nevada and California, where she worked as a bikini model and physical therapy assistant before returning to Ohio in 1997.
A friend to many, Melanie will be remembered for her unique sense of humor and her willingness to help in any situation. She was especially sensitive to those in need.
Melanie is survived by her mother, Judith Vien; her father, Robert Whaley (Rita); as well as her siblings, Heidi Crawford (Phil), Keith Vien, Laura Vien, Andrea Vien and Claire Vien (Jim McKeivier).
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Philippe Vien; her brother in law, Dermot Boland; and honorary brother in law, Ron Swiner.
There will be calling hours from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, June 11.  Our family hopes you will join us.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tails from the City at www.tailsfromthecitycleveland.org      
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Tracy (Brown) House 55, of Salem, died 11:45 AM Thursday, May 26, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.
 
She was born on August 30, 1966, in Salem, the daughter of the late Clayton and Janet (Allen) Brown.
 
She was a 1984 graduate of David Anderson High School and Cosmetology Graduate from the Col. County Career Center. Tracy had previously worked at Colleens Restaurant and Crossers Diner in Lisbon. She most recently was a stocker at Salem Walmart for 19 years.
 
Tracy was a down to earth individual, enjoyed going out for a good meal, play with the slot machines, work on her diamond art creations, follow Facebook and watch some TV. The number one thing in her life above all was her Grandchildren.
 
She is survived by her Sons: George and Keith House both of Salem, Siblings: Darlene Kissel of Columbiana, Mike (Tara) Brown and Tim (Sue) Brown both of Lisbon, and five grandchildren: Sophie, Ava, Eva, Hunter and Waylon.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Terry Brown and Sister-In-Law Vicki House.
 
There will be no services held at this time.
 
 
 
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Jerry L. Meyers 65, of Salem, died at his home on May 25, 2022.
He was born in Salem, the son of James  Meyers and Dorothy Walker Meyers Blazedale and Step father Willie Blazedale.
He had worked in the steel mills and worked for a pest control company.
He is survived by his daughters: Heather Huffman and Heidi Hostetter both of Salem, siblings: Rose Blazedale of Az., and D. James Meyers of Salem.
No services to be held.
 
 
 
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Jerry L. Meyers 65, of Salem, died at his home on May 25, 2022.
He was born in Salem, the son of James  Meyers and Dorothy Walker Meyers Blazedale and Step father Willie Blazedale.
He had worked in the steel mills and worked for a pest control company.
He is survived by his daughters: Heather Huffman and Heidi Hostetter both of Salem, siblings: Rose Blazedale of Az., and D. James Meyers of Salem.
No services to be held.
 
 
 
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Kathy Ann (Ewing) Moretz 71, of Leetonia, passed away Sunday evening, May 15, 2022, at 9:57 PM.
 
She was born in Salem, on July 21, 1950, the daughter of the late William and Lucille (Varian) Ewing.
 
Kathy has been a lifetime area resident and graduated from Leetonia High School in 1968. She has cleaned homes and businesses for many years around the area. Kathy was not one to go many places, she loved her home and was very particular about cleaning and caring for her own home. The front porch was her favorite place to sit, have her coffee, have a smoke and share her opinion on different things.
 
She is survived by her husband, John K. Moretz whom she married on May 28, 1975, her children: Eric L. Randolph of Salem and Roxanne (John Jr) Finley of Columbiana, Grandchildren: Dillon, Derek and Kaileb Randolph and Dominic and Owen Finley, siblings: Danny, Jim, and Matt Ewing, Lucy (John) Rohrer, Sue Marshall, Bob (Melinda) Ewing all of Leetonia, Tom Ewing and Patty (Bill) Bingham both of Salem, Bill Ewing of Wis., Rex Ewing of Canfield, Cindy (Steve) Svetlovics of NC., and Mike (Crystal) Ewing of Lisbon.
 
There will be no services held at this time.
 
 
 
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Paul David Schroepfer 75, of Salem, died Monday, May 23, 2022, at his home.
 
He was born in Inyokern, Ca., the son of Walter H. and Melanie J. (Forst) Schroepfer.
 
Paul in his younger years lived in California. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in the shipyards and had been an apartment manager in Long Beach. He later moved to Ohio and locally worked with Wm. Hardy Construction, Diamond Pole Building , ColFor Mfg., and Valley Forge. A lifetime member of the Salem Amvets Post 45 and Catholic by faith.
 
He is survived by his son Joshua of Salem and a daughter, Jeretta Shoemaker of Idaho, a brother Wayne of Virginia and three grandchildren.
 
There will be no public services, the family will have a private service with the Salem Honor Guard offering honors.

 
 
 
 
 
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Lori Jane (Hahn) Ruse, 64 passed away at home in the loving presence of her family on June 1, 2022. Lori was born on October 2, 1957, in Youngstown the daughter of Joseph H. Jr and Betty Lou (Hanley) Hahn. On March 6, 1999, she was united in marriage to her soulmate, Kirk Ruse, with whom she shared 23 years of blissful marriage. A 1976 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School Lori worked for many years at Mike’s Lounge and for the past fifteen years was employed by Battista Granite retiring in January 2021. Lori and her husband Kirk were members of the Austintown Eagles and enjoyed camping at Lakeside Campground for over 19 years. She was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan never missing an opportunity to cheer on her favorite team. A devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend she was a loving caregiver to all. She enjoyed spending time at home cooking for all who came to visit. She is survived by her husband Kirk, daughters Amanda Laird and Samantha Ruse, brother Kenneth Hahn and grandchildren Joseph Laird, Elliana Laird and Charlotte Laird who adored their Grammy as well as her faithful canine companions Frankie and Diego. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers James Hahn and Jeffery Hahn and sister Jill White. She was also reunited with her beloved dog, Lucy. 

Visitation will be held on Monday June 6, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Brunstetter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests contributions to the funeral home to assist with the funeral. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gerald (Jerry) Paige Kale, 85, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Community Skilled Health Center. He was born December 23, 1936, in Warren, Ohio to Paige Kale and Mary (Watson) Kale. 
Survivors include brother, Don Kale (Patty) and daughter, Kelly Gargas. He was preceded in death by his parents Paige and Mary Esther, brother Kenny, and sister Barbara. 

Jerry loved racing small boats on many rivers and lakes. He enjoyed square dancing and traveled around to many competitions. He served in the Navy and was a WWII veteran. He worked at American Welding as a millwright. He also liked to go to flea markets where he would buy and sell. Hawaii was a special place to go for him with his good friend, Vivian. He’ll also be missed by Owie the cat who he loved. Jerry sang in the Barber Shoppers and the Trumbull Senior Production Co. 

He was a big sports fan and liked the Cleveland Indians and Browns and enjoyed watching all sports. Jerry was an umpire for many ball games in and around Warren. 

Arrangements have been handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes – Roberts-Clark Chapel. Full service details will be posted when available. 
 
 
 
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Ronald Lee "Ron" Bezeredi, 72, of Leetonia, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home early on the morning of June 2, 2022. He was born December 17, 1949, son of the late Joseph and Vivian (Myers) Bezeredi.
He is survived by his siblings Walter, Michael, Thomas, and Marilyn; children Brett (Amy) Bezeredi and Beth (John) Kufleitner; and grandchildren Josh, Connor, Ashlynn, Cooper, Tucker, and Tanner.
Besides his parents, his wife, Alice Bezeredi also preceded him in death.
Ron was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1968. Later that year, he married Alice Louise Myers. He was employed at the Crane Deming Company in Salem for 30 years until the company closed its doors. In subsequent years, he was an indispensable employee, friend, and not-so-silent partner with the Kufleitner Automotive Group. He was an avid golfer who played  some of the most prestigious courses in the country as well as an automobile and Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Ron rode his motorcycles to beautiful destinations such as Daytona, Sturgis, and Myrtle Beach, where he enjoyed much of his vacation time. Back in Ohio, he collected rustic antiques and built much of his log cabin home. He is deeply loved and will be missed by many.
Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Stark Memorial. A funeral service will follow immediately after.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either: Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley, 755 Boardman Canfield Rd., Boardman, OH 44512 or The Columbiana Cultural Collective, 11 N. Main, Columbiana, OH 44408.
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Ronald’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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LISBON - Rickey J. Walton, 65, died Thursday, June  2, 2022. Ricky was born on March 20, 1957 in East Liverpool, OH.
Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Walton of Struthers, OH; grandchildren, Ryan, Ashlynn, Jordan, and Kaidan.
There will be no services.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Services.
To view Ricky's obituary, send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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Alliance:
 
Donald L. Crowe, age 82 passed away, June 2, 2022, at Aultman Hospital.  He was born February 10, 1940 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Leslie Crowe and Hazel M. Barnes. In addition to his parents; preceding him in death were his sisters; Betty Haines, Pearl Weibush, Jeanine Wagner, brothers; William. Leroy, Roland, and Kenny Crowe.
Donald leaves behind to cherish his memories; his wife; Connie Crowe. They were married April 24, 1959 in Woodstock, Virginia. Daughter; Lori (William) Underwood, sons; Donald (Virginia) Crowe Jr., and Daniel (Kristi) Crowe, 10 grandchildren; and16 great-grandchildren.  
Donald's hobbies included golf, bowling, hunting, and spending time with his family. Per his request cremation will take place. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio.
 
 
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Carolann Miller Graening-Cope born March 17, 1941; went to be with her Lord Jesus, and husband Attorney Leland H. Cope on May 29, 2022. Carolann was preceded in death by her son Kevin D. Graening. She is survived by her daughter Lynann Graening of Canton, grandson Joshua Shaw (Jaunette Miller) of Canton, granddaughters Krystal (Ivan) Ray of Louisville, and Alissahann Graening-Curry of Canton. Also, three great grandchildren. Carolann is also survived by her brother Dr. Clyde A Miller, nephew Dr. Clyde A. (Diane) Miller Jr. and niece Thea Philhower of Kentucky.
Carolann graduated high school from Glenwood High School in Canton, and later obtained a degree from Stark Tech. She worked for Waste Management of Wooster for 20 years.
Carolann loved playing the organ and piano for churches from the age of 12. She was a member of Greenwood Christian Church, a member of Wooster and Canton Rotary Clubs, as well as a lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
 A celebration of life get together will be announced at a later date, for more information please contact lynanngraening@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
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Kathleen A. Miller, of McDonald, passed away with her loving family at her side on May 27, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. 

Born November 24, 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Peter and Catherine (Heban) Shelby. 

Kathy was a 1963 graduate of Ursuline High School and furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1968 and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1995 from Youngstown State University. Prior to retiring in 2013, Kathy worked as an Elementary School Teacher for Niles City Schools. Prior to her time there, she taught at St. Rose Elementary School, Cortland Elementary School, and Dow, Loring, and Anderson Air Force Bases. 

Kathy enjoyed reading, collecting watches and jewelry, laughing, relaxing on the beach, photographing family events, celebrating holidays with family traditions, Black Friday shopping with her sister Jeanne, and enjoying Katie’s Korner ice cream with her husband Lynn. Her favorite times were those spent with her family, especially her countless nieces, nephews, and their children, and her cherished grandchildren. She strived to be at every game, performance, and event to cheer on her kids and grandkids. She was a lifelong learner, continuing to learn about new educational technology tools until the day she retired. 

Besides her parents, Kathy is preceded in death by her brothers Paul and David Shelby and her infant daughter. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Lynn D. Miller, Jr., whom she married July 22, 1967; her children Jake (April) Miller and Kate Miller; her grandchildren Cohen, Parker, and Beckett Miller; and her siblings Jeanne Kemmler and Joe Shelby. 

The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Kerr Cemetery. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family visit lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
 
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North Lima – Angelo Frank LaMarca Sr., 68 of Boardman passed away Wednesday May 18, 2022, at Assumption Village. Angelo was born June 8, 1953, in Detroit, MI, the son of Augustus A. and Antoinette M. (Elisco) LaMarca. He was a 1971 graduate of New Castle High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College, and his master’s degree from Youngstown State University. He was extremely smart and always curious, never afraid to ask a question. He always stressed the importance of education and faced anything he didn’t know or understand with curiosity rather than with judgement or indifference. Angelo was a business owner, starting and running his computer consulting business, LaMarca & Associates in Boardman. After the business closed, he always took pride in the fact that his three sons are also entrepreneurs. He had an eclectic music taste, something he also passed on to his sons. Grand Funk, Cat Stevens, The Chi-lites, Black Sabbath, Harry Belafonte…nothing was off limits. He coached flag football and enjoyed watching the Steelers and going to Pirates games. Despite being diagnosed with MS in his late 20’s he continued to stay physically active, exercising as much as he could for as long as he could. He faced his disease with an amount of courage, acceptance and grace that is almost unimaginable. Even as his physical abilities declined, his spirit remained full of life and humor. He was a kind, patient and gentle man who inspired others to live that way. Angelo was a member of the Catholic faith and attended St. Charles Church when he was able to. Angelo leaves his mother, Antoinette M. LaMarca of New Castle, PA., sons, Mario LaMarca of Boardman, Angelo (Andra) LaMarca Jr. of Canfield, and Anthony (Megan) LaMarca of Youngstown, grandchildren, Azalea, Lilliana, and Arlo and sister, Mary Lydia (George) Micacchione of New Castle, and former spouse Gina Seminara LaMarca of Bonita Springs, FL. Angelo was preceded in death by his father, Augustus. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 11am at St. Charles in Boardman, OH. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. The family would like to thank the Assumption Village staff for their care over the years.
 
 
 
 
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Columbiana – John Frederick Kummer, 87, died Monday, May 30, 2022, at his home in Columbiana.
Mr. Kummer was born July 20, 1934, in Akron, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Vanke) Kummer.  He was a graduate of Poland Seminary High School, the Carnegie Technical Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in mechanical engineering, and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.   John had served in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation structural mechanic.
He joined Everett H. Warrick at the Warrick Funeral Home, Columbiana as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1968.  He became a partner in 1973 and retired after 50 years of service in 2018.
John was one of the first CPR instructors in the Mahoning Valley and served as an EMT.  He served as a firefighter for 45 years, starting with the Poland Fire Department, followed by the Boardman Fire Department, and then the Columbiana Fire Department, where he served as assistant chief and was a state fire inspector.
He was an active member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church where he served on church council for many years.  He also served on the board and as treasurer of the Camp Frederick Lutheran Church Camp for many years.  John was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and the International Flying Funeral Directors.  Service to his community included being a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Ruritan Club.  He was a licensed commercial pilot and in later years was a volunteer for Lifeline Pilots, flying ill children to medical treatments.
In addition to his flying, he enjoyed the “getting there” aspect of traveling and in early years was a scuba diver and a stock car driver.  He was a computer programmer who wrote a program for his funeral homes before commercial programs were available.  In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his beloved wife Wonda (Noel) Kummer, whom he married May 18, 1974; four daughters, Heidi (Jason) Watson of Zeeland, MI, Bridget Kummer of Concord, NC, Liesl (Shane) Bridewell of Independence, KY, and Gretchen (Evan) Tong of Hillsborough, NC; a grandson, Max; three granddaughters, Emilia, Claire, and Caroline; and his beloved two dogs, Abbie and Meeko.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 3-7 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Columbiana.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Jerusalem Lutheran Church with the Reverend William O. Wilkins officiating.  Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by the Columbiana Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Frederick, 6996 Millrock Road, Rogers, OH 44455 or another charity with a special place in your heart.
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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Howland – John Garland, 80, passed away Wednesday evening, May 25, 2022 at the Hospice House in Poland, surrounded by his family. 

John was born on May 21, 1942 in Berkeley, CA, son of the late Hereford and Dorothy Garland. 
He was a graduate of Houghton High School in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and continued his education by receiving his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech University. He was the co-owner and Vice President of Drake Manufacturing until he retired in 1998. 

He was an active member of the Howland Community Church, where he served many roles from board member to handyman. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and was a dedicated Red Cross blood donor for many years. He enjoyed working with his hands, wood working, gardening, cooking and sailing. He also enjoyed many beach vacations with his family over the years and he loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.  

John will be deeply missed by his loving daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Hutchinson, Marcy (Butch) Curtis and Beth (Bob) Biesterfeld; grandchildren, Maya Hutchinson, Celia and Jace Biesterfeld; and brother, David (Susan) Garland. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Garland. 
Family and friends may visit from 4-5:00PM on Monday June 27, 2022 at Howland Community Church located at 198 Niles Cortland Rd. SE in Howland, with services to follow at 5:00PM. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Habitat for Humanity www.habitatmahoning.org or American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org in John’s memory. 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences and visit the tribute store by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com
 
 
 
 
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Austintown Twp. – Private services were held for Erma Jean Kergan, 81, of Austintown, who passed away Sunday evening, May 29, 2022, at Select Specialty Hospital of Youngstown. Erma was born September 15, 1940, in Cumberland, MD, the daughter of the late Edward and Etha (Barnes) Johnson and came to this area in 1971. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Erma was a Methodist by faith and was a member of the Mariam Chapter of the Eastern Star, #278, the Moose Lodge Chapter #1434 the Saxon Club, Sweet Adeline’s for more than 22 years, the Red Hat Society, and F.O.C.U.S. – Breast Cancer Support group.
She leaves her husband James W. Kergan whom she married June 18, 1960. She also leaves two sons, Steve Kergan of East Palestine, and David (Maria) Kergan of Austintown, two grandsons, Jacob, and Christopher Kergan and one granddaughter, Janean, two great grandchildren, Christian and Keshawn, and one brother Franklin Johnson of Smithsburg, MD.
Besides her parents Erma was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian, and one brother, Edward Johnson. Private services were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Joanne Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Erma’s name. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com
 
 
 
 
 
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North Jackson – Paul Raymond Miller, 90, of North Jackson, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, at Hospice House surrounded by his loved ones. Paul was born December 10, 1931, at his parents’ home in Youngstown. He attended South High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. Paul was an electrician with IBEW Local # 573 where he served as the Vice President of the Union and also was a member of the apprenticeship committee. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish at St. James worship site. Paul was an avid Cleveland Indians, and Browns fan as well as an Ohio State Buckeye’s fan. His hobbies included classic car restoration, working on his model A, and driving his restored 1939 Dodge with his wife by his side on long country road trips. Paul also enjoyed telling stories about the tough times of his childhood, the “good old days” on board the ship in the Navy, including the green coffee, and how working on board the ship with the maintenance manager lead him towards his profession as an electrician and a person who could fix just about anything. Most of all Paul loved spending time with his family. He loved presiding over the annual family reunions as well as attending birthday parties and school/ sporting events of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife of 65 years, the former Margaret Cleary, whom he married December 26, 1951, passed away November 17, 2017. Paul leaves two daughters, Stephanie Phelan and Michelle Campbell both of Youngstown, two sons, Kevin (Trina) Miller of Youngstown, and Timothy (Linda) Miller of Mineral Ridge, one brother, Allen (Helen) Miller of New Jersey, and one sister-in-law, Patricia (Ken) Williams of Columbiana, as well as nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents and his wife, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers Harold and Ronald, one sister, Geraldine Miller, a sister-in-law, MaryJane Gould, and one brother-in-law William Cleary. Friends may call from 10 AM to Noon on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel where services will be held at Noon.
 
 
 
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David Rice, 78, of Alliance went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 30, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. David was born on September 4, 1943 in Salem, Ohio to Earl and Tootie (Icenhour) Rice. He was a 1961 graduate of West Branch Local Schools and a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. After returning home he married Bonnie (Miller) in 1966 and started working at Meritime Boats as a welder; was employed for 15 years at Transue Williams as a Hammerman and retiring from West Branch Schools as a Bus Driver for 22 years. Dave was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sebring where he served on the church council, and taught Country Western Dance for 25 years. He was very active in many organizations, Sebring American Legion Post 76, former Sebring VFW Post 6730, East Liverpool DAV, a charter member of the "Thomas A. Mangino" Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America in Alliance and the Sebring Lions Club. During his time serving in the Lions Club he not only served in several positions in his local club including 3rd Vice President, 1st Vice President, Club Director and Club Tail Twister but on the District level as well; District Sight Chairman, Youth Chairman, Leadership Chairman, Zone 6 Chairman, Deputy District Governor, Vice District Governor and District Governor. For his dedication of service to the Lions Club he was the recipient of a Melvin Jones Fellowship, 2 International President's Certificates of Appreciation, an International Leadership Award, 2 Council of Governors Merit Awards, and an International Key Award, along with several District 13-D Governor's Certificates of Appreciation.

David is survived by his wife of 55 years Bonnie (Miller), whom he married on October 12, 1966; a son Troy Rice; his siblings; Linda (Bill) Melzer, Jim (Sheryl) Rice, Denny (Karen) Rice, sister in law Penny Rice; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Amee Rice in 2021, and a brother Mike Rice.

Per his request no services will take place at this time. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contribution be made in Dave's honor to the Pilot Dogs of Columbus, 625 West Town St. Columbus, Ohio 43215; 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,
 
 
 
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Marcia Lynn Rubin, age 72, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on May 24, 2022.
She was born on October 19, 1949 in Alliance to Harry and Lola Orwick. 
After graduating from Marlington High School, Marcia received her Bachelor’s degree from Muskingum University and her Master’s degree from Malone University. She taught Spanish at Perry Local School, Edison Junior High. She was also the co-owner of Pleasant View Golf Club. Marcia enjoyed playing golf, cards, as well as scrapbooking.  She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jeff Rubin; her children, Diane (Billy) Rubin-Schuld and Michael (Kristen) Rubin; grandchildren, Scarlet and Harry Schuld; brother, Donnie (Amy) Orwick; and dear friend, Sue Peoples.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lola Orwick.
 A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Monday, June 6th from 5:00-7:00 p.m and on Tuesday, June 7th from 10 a.m-11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Tee of Canton  at www.firstteecanton.org or checks can be mailed to First Tee Canton, P.O. Box 7555, Canton OH 44705
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
 
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Roberta Ann Bragg Gates, born July 15, 1941 to Oral L. and Deloras M. Baxter Bragg in Marion, IN, passed away Friday morning, May 27, 2022 and is now with her beloved husband Jay W. Gates. Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She married Jay on December 13, 1969 and together they raised their two sons, Lorin (Susan) Gates of Ridgefield, WA and Jay R. “J.D.” Gates of Hilliard, OH. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Ashtyn and Kayleigh Gates both of WA and a brother, C. Richard Bragg.
Roberta, formerly worked for many years at the Youngstown Arts Council and the Junior League. As a community servant, she volunteered in many areas including at Goodwill Amblyopia Screening, as a foster parent, and at Evangel Baptist Church where she attended for many years. She also taught Sign Language for Boardman Adult Education. She was a past member of the Columbiana Women’s Club.
Roberta was a faithful and loving friend to many, with a quick wit and good sense of humor. She enjoyed nothing more than visiting with her friends and family, along with spending time reading scripture and worshiping. She was a member of numerous card clubs and enjoyed playing Bridge and 500. Some of her happiest memories were with her husband and children and spending time at their place in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Per Roberta’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Inurnment will be with her husband at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that memorial gifts be sent to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org
Arrangements are being handled by the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.
View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
 
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Ronald Wayne Billiter, aka “Homer” age 66, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 29, 2022. There to welcome him were his parents, Harold and Mollie (Yoho) Billiter, his twin, Donald, brothers, Charles Lee and Mark, and sister, Linda Hayhurst.
Born May 27, 1956, Ronald enjoyed going to Rogers Flea Market, fishing, mowing the grass, and painting.
Known for his never ending smile and gentle spirit, Ronald leaves behind five brothers, Larry (Diane) Billiter of Cleveland, Texas, Bobby (Lucille) Billiter of Sebring, Ohio, Mike Billiter of Mt. Olive, West Virginia, John Billiter, and Rex (Linda) Billiter of Alliance, Ohio; four sisters, Lois Sickle, of Minerva, Ohio, Judy McGill, and Chris (Dan) Garloch of Alliance, Janice Nitz, of Beloit, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and one hour prior to the service.
Interment service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery in New Martinsville, West Virginia for out of state family and friends with Rev. Rex Billiter officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Catherine J Noble (Hoover)
Age 64 passed away peacefully May 27,2022 after a 5-year battle of cancer. Cathy will be missed by her family and friends. Cathy is survived by her Three children Mike (Carla) Hoover, Bob Noble and Stephanie Noble and her Three grandchildren Zack, Tricia, Aliyah and two great grandchildren Jacob and Reagan. She is also survived by her Mother Linda Hoover Brother Tim (BJ) Hoover and Sister Debbie Namoske. She is proceeded in Death by her Father Robert Benton Hoover and her grandson Benton Michael.

Cathy will be remembered for her drive to always fight for what she thought was right, her passion to help others and the countless donation that she made to people in need no matter if it was her last penny. Cathy's passion to work hard started early on her parent's farm working with her father was her favorite memories bailing hay, milking the cows, planting the garden or working hard at eating the Christmas cookies that her mom made and put in the freezer. Cathy loved to go to the casino and to the fair with her family and friends and sit by the fire and shoot the shit. Every August, you would find her at the Randolph County fair betting on the draft horses. But the thing she loved the most was being a grandmother (Mama). I know Cathy is enjoying life with her dad and her Grandson eating butter pecan ice cream and is no longer in pain. Cathy always made it known of how proud she was of her children

Cathy has requested no services and we will keep that wish and have a celebration of life for her on June 4th, please reach out to her family for details. 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,
 
 
 
 
 
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Edward Paul Kish, 74 of Brookfield, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the hospital following an extended illness. 

Edward was born in Sharon, Pa. and was the son of the late Frank and Margaret Kish. He was the fourth of six children and the third son. He is survived by three remaining siblings. He graduated from Brookfield High School in 1965. 

He was a Vietnam War Veteran and was drafted into the Army for two years. He served from 1966 to 1968 and was in the Military Police. Upon returning home from Vietnam, Ed attended Greenskeeper School in Massachusetts. He also owned and operated an ice cream business in Hubbard called Edward's Ice Cream whereby he made his own delicious homemade ice cream.
 However, Ed’s primary job was as an independent building contractor which he did for over 30 years. 

Ed also enjoyed working with flowers and followed in his mother’s footsteps with all the beautiful flowers he planted around his property. He also loved the Christmas Holidays and would use his collection of Christmas decorations to welcome the holidays. 

Ed was preceded in death by his two other brothers, James Kish and Michael Kish.  
Ed is survived by one sister Kathleen (John) Lorenzen; his brothers Frank (Marty) Kish and William (Felice) Kish; fourteen nieces & nephews and their families and many cousins.  

Family and friends may visit from 10-11:00AM on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield with a memorial service to follow at 11:00AM. 

Burial will take place at Brookfield Township Cemetery. 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences and order through the tribute store by visiting www.lanefuenralhomes.com 
 
 
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RICHARD A. DAVIDSON AGE 88 
North Jackson- Funeral services celebrating the life of Richard Davidson will be held at 11 am Thursday June 2, 2022, at First Federated Church in North Jackson. Richard was born June 8, 1933, in North Jackson the son of Arthur and Sylvia (Carnes) Davidson and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from Jackson Milton High School in 1951 after two years of attending Grove City College, Richard served his county in the US Army where he was a Para Trooper. He retired in 1999 from WCI Steel where he was a Metallurgical Engineer. Richard was very faithful to his Church where he had been a Trustee, member of Spiritual Life Board and an Elder.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Balint) Davidson whom he married June 13, 1959. She died November 12, 2011. Family and friends may call from 10 am until time of services Thursday at the church. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
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Debra Marie Lewis, 63, of North Jackson, passed away on Tuesday evening, at Park Vista in Youngstown. 

Born June 30, 1958 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward Anthony and Irene Trnavsky Kolasky. 

A lifelong resident of North Jackson, Debra was a 1976 graduate of Jackson Milton High School. Prior to retirement, she worked as a Personal Care Aid at Assumption Village for many years. She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. She loved the outdoors and would spend her time enjoying the lake, riding four wheelers, and trips to West Virginia. She was an INCREDIBLE cook and she shared her talents with her family by preparing thanksgiving meals, cookies, and her special cheesecake. Her skill in the kitchen was second to none. Debra had a spirit for living and enjoyed many evenings with family, friends, and wine. Debra’s greatest joys were her three grandchildren whom always brought light to her eyes and a smile to her face. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Richard D.Lewis, whom she married October 23, 1993; her children Robert Carfolo Jr., Seann (Shelley) Carfolo, and Alex Lewis; her grandchildren Caroline, Adeline and Jack Carfolo; and her brothers Edward R. Kolasky and Gary Kolasky. 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Edward R. Kolasky. 
The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, May 31, at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel from 5:00-7:00 PM and Wednesday, June 1, from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 10:00 AM. Debra will be laid to rest at North Jackson Cemetery. To share thoughts of sympathy with the family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
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David Kimmel, 83, passed away at his home in Austintown on Thursday, May 26, 2022, surrounded by his family. No calling hours will be held, and the funeral will be private for family only.
David graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1956. He served in the US Navy from 1958-1962. He married his wife Berneice "Rickie" in 1963 and entered the work force, retiring from General Motors in 2008. He was president of the UAW Local 1714 from 1988-1994 and remained active in the union even after his retirement. He loved to golf, watch football (especially the Fitch Falcons and OSU Buckeyes), and spend time with his family.
David is survived by his wife of 59 years, Berneice "Rickie" (Shea), as well as four children: Pamela (Bryan) Hanely of Perrysburg, Perry Kimmel of Andover, Paula Kimmel of Cuyahoga Falls, and Patricia (Craig) Bowers of Copley and four grandchildren: Garrett (Annie) Kimmel, David Hanely, Devin Hanely, and Ethan Bowers.
He also leaves a sister, Thelma Dennison of Cartersville, GA, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his dog Sydney. Preceding him in death are his parents, Roy and Ada (Zimmerman) Kimmel as well as a sister, Esther Gee. The family would like to thank Jen, Courtney, and everyone at Grace Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care during David's final days. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Grace Hospice in David's honor.
 
 
 
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Pamela Therese Kerby, 28 of Medina passed away Thursday afternoon at Akron General Hospital of complications of Type I diabetes as well as many other medical conditions. Pammi was born July 14, 1993 in Youngstown, a daughter of Christopher P. and Donna Kathleen (Haren) Kerby and had attended Austintown Schools.
She kept a journal and wrote poetry. She looked forward to traveling, especially to Amish country and enjoyed watching the old television sitcoms. Pammi’s life revolved around her loving family. She was blessed with a large family and will be dearly missed.
She leaves her mother, Kathy (John Gruber) Kerby of Medina; her father and step-mother, Christopher and Mary Kerby of Conway, South Carolina; siblings, Tori, Savannah, Alyssa, Leighanna “Sissy”, Paul, Philip, Peter, Ronnie, Christopher “Bubba”, and Matthew. Pammi also leaves her maternal grandparents, Roy and Donna Haren; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and one great nephew.
Pammi was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Sandie and Don Linebaugh. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, followed by a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, material tributes can take the form of donations to the family to help offset expenses.
 
 
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Nicholas B. DeCesare age 58 passed away peacefully on Monday May 22, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after a courageous 11-month battle with cancer.  Nicholas grew up in Forest Hills, PA where he attended Churchill High School and later Penn State at University Park. 
Nick married the love of his life Susan (Hoffman) DeCesare back in 1996 throwing a lavish wedding reception at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh--the kind of big party that Nicky would become known for in later years.   Together, both he and Susan settled in Columbiana, Ohio where they have raised three incredible young adults—Thomas (22), George (20) and Olivia (18).
Nick and Susan opened a successful Real Estate Appraisers business in Columbiana back in 1996. They built up the business over the years gaining a stellar reputation in the real estate industry and within the greater Youngstown-Columbiana community.  These past few years, Nick closely mentored his sons to follow in the couple’s footsteps and to become top residential real estate appraisers. Nick was very proud of his children and always brought out the best in them with his larger-than-life personality.  His dream was to inspire them to continue the family business approaching it with the same gusto that he brought to all his clients each and every day.  Nick’s dream is now being fulfilled, as Tom who recently finished his studies at Youngstown University works as a full-time appraiser for family business.   George is also attending Youngstown University for business and plans to join the business full time after graduation.  Olivia will enter college at Emerson College in Boston in January 2023.
When Nick was not working, he was on the golf course.  Nick was an avid golfer – enjoying 18 holes any time at The Lake Club in Youngstown.  He enjoyed hanging out at the Quench Bar where he made countless friends whom he loved dearly.  Nick equally loved spending time with his family and friends on vacations in Florida where his mother Mary resides.  Nick had the reputation for throwing the best celebrations for Susan’s milestone birthdays, the kids’ graduations and for family and friends.  As the life of the party, Nick made a big impression everywhere he went and with everyone he met.  Even the folks at the Homestead Kitchen and Cocktails named a drink after him.
Aside from golf, Nick was a major sports enthusiast and gave much of his time to support his passion. Nick volunteered as a clip-man for the University of Pittsburgh for several decades. You may even have seen him once in awhile on TV.  His love of sports and coaching young athletes grew over the years. Nick would volunteer to coach basketball for St. Christine and Upward.  He was also a tremendous supporter of Cardinal Mooney High School where his three children attended and where they actively participated in sports and extra-curricular activities.
Nick was a very generous man, with a large spirit and personality.  His commanding voice and contagious laugh filled every room he entered with joy and made all take notice and smile.  Nick's zest for life was unmatched.  He truly brought out the best in people. Nick had the rare ability to make everyone feel special. People would always say that if Nick DeCesare knew you, you were important to him.  Nick made friends everywhere he went, knew no strangers and lived his life paying it forward. He was a class act.
Besides his wife and children, Nick leaves behind his mother, Mary Barrett DeCesare of Seminole FL; two sisters, Tami (Robert) Harris of E. Palestine, Janet (George) Faber of Austintown; a brother, Thomas (Mia Cooney) DeCesare of Kansas City, a mother-in-law Katherine Hoffman of Pittsburgh, and in multiple cities:  in-laws: Debbie Hoffman (Louis Grieco), George (Claire) Hoffman, and Jeff Hoffman; five nephews:  Gregory (Katie) Harris, Mark (Chan) Harris, David (Casara) Balicki, Jeffery (Sam) Hoffman, and Matthew (Brigit) Hoffman; seven nieces:  Amanda (Corey) Tharp, Allison (Scott) Peters, Louise (Chris) Smith, Chelsea Hoffman, Chloe Hoffman (Bill), Zoe and Grace Hoffman.
Nick was preceded in death by his father, Thomas J. DeCesare, his father-in-law George Hoffman, and his nephew Jaison T. Harris.
Calling hours at 11:30 on Friday June 10, 2022 at St Charles Borromeo in Boardman, followed by a mass at 1:00 pm with our family friend-Bishop David Bonner presiding. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charitable organization of your choice in Nicks memory.  Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers  
“This ain’t no dress rehearsal,” -Nick DeCesare
Professional services were handled by the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
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Mathew G. Jacobs, age 78, of Alliance, passed away on May 26, 2022.
He was born on February 2, 1944 to Harold and Hazel (Karvel) Jacobs. 
Mathew graduated from Steubenville “Big Red” High School. He worked for General Motors for 31 years until his retirement. Mathew was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, washers, cornhole and was a very active person. Mathew also loved playing basketball with his sons and grandsons.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Roseann (Monigold) Jacobs, whom he married on December 30, 1962; his sons, Mathew (Cyndi) Jacobs Jr., Brian (Jen) Jacobs and Nicolas (Dana) Jacobs; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Shawn, Bryan, Zack, Eric, Josh and Ryan; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phylis (Don) Weathermon and Ealon (Steve) Uhas; brother, Nick Lonetto; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and several loving nieces and nephews, including, Teri, George and Shelbie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Georgia Belle Karvel; and a brother, Philip.
A celebration of life will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Pastors Dave Cannon and Dick Walters will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 4714 Union Ave. NE
Homeworth OH 44634.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
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Bernice M. Devers, age 56, of Alliance, passed away unexpectedly at her home on May 24, 2022.
She was born on September 9, 1965 in Alliance to William J. and Ruthann (Carberry) Devers. 
Bernice graduated from Alliance High School in 1983 and attended Stark Technical College. She worked in customer service at Diebold for 30 years. Bernice was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alliance and the Eagles. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and antiquing.  
Those left to cherish her memory are her fiancé, Steven C. Diehl; sisters, Therese A. Devers and Brenda L. Parks, Belinda M. Mazzei and Bernadine M. Sedei; sister-in-law, Anita Emplit; nieces and nephews, William “Bumper”, Angela (Kurt), Nicholas, Vinnie, Will (Alyssa), Kristen, Erin, Jamie, Elani, Erika (Bill), and Steven’s son, Dustin C. Diehl; several great-nieces and nephews; cousins in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas; and her beloved pets, Reggie and Gracie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Stephen and Bill; and brother-in-law, Gerry Parks.
A visitation will be held at  Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 31st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. G. David Weikart officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pawsitive Hope Inc. at www.Pawsitivehope.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Joseph D. Leone, age 52, of Alliance, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022.
He was born May 21, 1970 in Alliance, Ohio to Anthony O. Leone and Sharon D. Buck Leone.
A graduate of Alliance High School, Joe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Christopher Columbus, and Italian American Club. He loved eating and cooking Italian food, laughing, joking and sharing stories with his family.
Joe was a devoted father and grandfather. He was a lifelong baseball coach and umpire, an avid New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers Fan; and loved going fishing with his sons.
He will be forever loved and missed by his family, including his children, Jacqulyn (Brandon) Ashbrook, Jordan Leone, Luca Leone, and Cruz Leone; his grandson, Andrew Ashbrook, brother, Michael (Jennifer) Leone; step-father, Dale Zumkehr; uncle, Dan (Dorothy) Leone; aunt, Darla Kelly, and uncle, Larry (Cricket) Buck, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Leone, his mother, Sharon Zumkehr, and his grandparents, Antonio and Carmella (Reda) Leone, and Clifford and Ethel (Urmson) Buck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31st at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Dyer officiating.
Friends may call the hour prior to the service at the church.
Following the service at the church, friends may gather at the Christopher Columbus to celebrate Joe’s life by sharing stories and enjoying his favorite Italian foods.
Private interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Joe’s family asks that you share written memories and stories with them; monetary donations may be sent in care of the funeral home to be used for the family’s discretion.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S.  Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 
 
 
 
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Leetonia - IhlaRae Filler, age 84, of Leetonia, died on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.
She was born on May 3, 1938, in Leetonia, a daughter of the late Walter and V. Kathaleen Wolfgang Barnes.
IhlaRae had worked as a Journeyman Machinist for General Motors Lordstown, retiring in 2003, and was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ in Leetonia.  As a child, she belonged to 4H and would later serve as an advisor.  While at Ohio State, IhlaRae served on the dairy judging team. She enjoyed gardening and bowling in various leagues at the Salem Hunt Club Lanes with her family and friends.  She also enjoyed taking fishing trips to and traveling the United States with her late husband in their camper.  Mostly, IhlaRae enjoyed life and having fun.
Her husband, Wayne Filler, whom she married in 1964, preceded her in death in 2001.
IhlaRae is survived by her daughter, Kay Mangus of Leetonia; sister, Priscilla Cooper of Winona, OH; stepson, Robert (Tina) Filler of Cleveland, OH; stepdaughter, Judi (Eldon) Heydenreich of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren, Thomas (Heather) Mangus, Jason (Valerie) Mangus, and Kathaleen (Matt) Semach; a step grandson, Robert Filler, Jr; four great grandsons, Jarrid Stark, Clayton Mangus, Cole Mangus, and Wyatt Mangus, and a step great granddaughter, Cassondra Phillips.
She was preceded in death by brother, Gary Barnes; brother-in-law, Charles Cooper, and a step grandson, Eric Phillips.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. 
Services will be held on Friday, at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Stephen W. Broache officiating. 
Burial will take place at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.
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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Harold E. Luscombe, age 79, of Vienna Township, OH passed away May 20, 2022. He was born on January 24, 1943, to the late Russell and Irene Robinson Luscombe. 
Harold was an amazing father and loving husband. He and his wife looked forward to their yearly trip for the family reunion. Spending time outdoors was important to him, whether hunting in the fall, snow skiing in the winter, or spending time making sure his yard was just right in the summer months. He was a science fiction fan who later in life enjoyed stock trading. Harold was a kind and caring man and will be deeply missed. 
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marlene Luscombe of Vienna Township, OH; daughter, Christine (Allen) Small of Austin, TX; son, Phillip Luscombe of Henderson, NV; and grandson, Luke Luscombe of Henderson, NV; brother Leroy Luscombe of Howland Township, OH; niece Linda Luscombe of Howland Township, OH. 
Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. Calling hours will be held prior to the service for 12:00-1:00 PM. Interment will be held at Vienna Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
 
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Maureen Francis Burke, 76 passed away on May 22, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Maureen was born on May 14, 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of the late Warren D. and June (McCreery) Adair. On July 3, 1965 she was united in marriage to Paul Kenneth Burke with whom she has shared 33 years of marriage.
A lifelong resident of Youngstown Maureen graduated from Chaney High School in 1964 and began her life as devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. A woman of faith she was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Family and faith were the center of Maureen’s life. She was graced with a keen sense of humor and an artistic flair for painting and decorating. Maureen loved shopping and dining out with her daughter and was happiest helping her daughter Michelle in her grooming business. 

She will be deeply missed by her husband Paul, children James (Susan Wardle-Burke) Burke, Dave (Dorothy) Burke and Michelle (Terry) English. Her grandchildren Carissa (Joshua) Kozic, Morgan (John) Runyon, Hunter Paul Hale, Riley Adair Burke, and Molly Kathryn Burke, two great grandchildren Caleb Kozic and Chase Kozic and brothers Warren Adair, Thomas Adair, and Timothy Adair. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday May 26, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes – Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday May 27, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, 300 N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to the Rich Center for Autism, One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family. 
 
 
 
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Columbiana - Allen L. Rupert, age 83, of Columbiana, died on Monday, May 23, 2022, at his home in Columbiana.
He was born on February 6, 1939, in Salem, son of the late Wayne and Vivian Mitchell Rupert.
Allen was a stand-out high school athlete in both football and basketball. He, with his parents was the
owner of Rupert Excavating and founded Valley Acres Development in New Waterford. He was a loving husband, father, and grandparent and was adored by his family and friends. His highest passion was serving Jesus his savior. Over the years he taught the love of Christ to all ages and was a leader in his church, most recently teaching an adult Life class at New Springfield Church of God. He also was involved with United World Missions where he made 8 trips to help build churches in Guatemala.
Allen is survived by his wife, Donna Gross Rupert; a daughter, Sherri (Richard) Berdine of Cuyahoga Falls; a son, Mark A. (Debbie) Rupert of Lakeland, FL; four granddaughters, Ashley Berdine, Alyssa (Michael) Trowbridge, Alexis (Brett) Pickens, Adelyn Berdine; four grandsons, Mark W. (D'Anna) Rupert, Michael Rupert, Davis Ott, Riley Ott; eight great grandchildren, Lulu Zoe, Theasia, Niy'Yonniah, Weston, Gibson, Margot, Jaxon and Callahan and a sister, Marjory (Dick) Mason of New Waterford; .
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the New Springfield Church of God and on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 11:00 am – 12 noon at the New Springfield Church of God.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:00 noon at the New Springfield Church of God, New Springfield, with Pastor Jonathan Holloway officiating.
Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
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Sebring:
Helen Pinatiello , age 77 passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at Salem Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born, April 7, 1945, in Columbus, Ohio to the late George and Rosealine(Butz) Hartseek. In addition, to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister June. She is survived by her broken-hearted husband; John of 61 years, also continuing to keep her legacy alive, son; John, daughter; Christina (R.J), 3 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Helen's hobbies included thrift store shopping and watching fireworks. She also loved the holiday season and enjoyed decorating for the major holidays. She collected and displayed villages for the holidays. She will be deeply missed by her husband. Thank you for your endless love. That will help me through each day. And thank you for the memories that will never fade away. You're the woman I loved, and I was proud to be your husband. And every day- In some small way, I will celebrate your life. As long as memories last, you will stay in my heart. Your loving husband. Until we meet again. 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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James A. Balassone, 75 passed away on May 17, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on September 26, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia the son of John P. and Geraldine (Pressutti) Balassone. On September 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former JoAnn Reid with whom he shared fifty-two years of marriage.
A lifelong resident of the area Jim graduated from Austintown Fitch High School and was employed by Bearing Distributors Inc, for thirty years. Jim was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life spending time with family and his cat Jasper, watching old Western movies and attending drag racing events.
He is survived by his wife JoAnn, daughter Jessica (Ken) Pasco, grandchildren Kenneth Pasco Jr. and Alan Fryer, great grandchild Bryson Fryer and sisters Joan (Rod) Cavaliere and Jackie Knittle. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Thursday May 26, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44515. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
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Columbiana - Allen L. Rupert, age 83, of Columbiana, died on Monday, May 23, 2022, at his home in Columbiana.
He was born on February 6, 1939, in Salem, son of the late Wayne and Vivian Mitchell Rupert.
Allen was a stand-out high school athlete in both football and basketball. He, with his parents was the
owner of Rupert Excavating and founded Valley Acres Development in New Waterford. He was a loving husband, father, and grandparent and was adored by his family and friends. His highest passion was serving Jesus his savior. Over the years he taught the love of Christ to all ages and was a leader in his church, most recently teaching an adult Life class at New Springfield Church of God. He also was involved with United World Missions where he made 8 trips to help build churches in Guatemala.
Allen is survived by his wife, Donna Gross Rupert; a daughter, Sherri (Richard) Berdine of Cuyahoga Falls; a son, Mark A. (Debbie) Rupert of Lakeland, FL; four granddaughters, Ashley Berdine, Alyssa (Michael) Trowbridge, Alexis (Brett) Pickens, Adelyn Berdine; four grandsons, Mark W. (D'Anna) Rupert, Michael Rupert, Davis Ott, Riley Ott; eight great grandchildren, Lulu Zoe, Theasia, Niy'Yonniah, Weston, Gibson, Margot, Jaxon and Callahan and a sister, Marjory (Dick) Mason of New Waterford; .
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the New Springfield Church of God and on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 11:00 am – 12 noon at the New Springfield Church of God.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:00 noon at the New Springfield Church of God, New Springfield, with Pastor Jonathan Holloway officiating.
Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
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Dale Wayne Marks, age 85, lifelong resident of Louisville passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at Winter Haven Hospital of a newly diagnosed, aggressive lymphoma. Dale is a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1954 and attended Ohio State University. He retired in 2009 as the owner of Marks & Taylor Realtors after 50 years in business. He served as Past President of both the Stark County Association of Realtors and the Ohio Association of Realtors, Past Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors, State of Ohio Real Estate Commissioner for 10 years, and a member on many other local, state, and national real estate committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Central Stark County YMCA and the Malone College Board of Trustees. Dale was awarded the YMCA Red Triangle Award for extended and exemplary volunteer service; and, had been a longtime member of the Louisville Rotary Club. He was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ Louisville for 63 years where he served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, deacon, and elder. Dale was also an associate member of Hope Presbyterian Church, Winter Haven, Florida.
Dale is survived by his loving wife, Lois, of 64 years, children Michael (Nancy) Marks in Apex, NC and Beth Marks of Evanston, IL, grandchildren, Jennifer (Trey) Holland, Pittsboro, NC and Kristi Marks of Fuquay-Varina, NC, sister, Linda (John) Legros, Gambier, OH, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Etha (Linerode) Marks, sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna (Ronald) Miller and Jane Ann (Wayne) Meadows, and nephew Rodney Meadows.
The essence of Dale is captured by his love of family and friends. Dale also loved playing golf with friends, sharing his love of flying his plane so that others could soar, and traveling with his wife to visit family and friends across the U.S. and abroad. Dale and Lois enjoyed being Floridians for the past 16 years during the winter season. His passion for photography created many memories for everyone. Dale especially loved Shadoe, their cat. He will be forever remembered for his intense curiosity, love of life, and eternal optimism, passion, and joy. Dale was blessed and he generously shared his blessings – an easy, cherished friend.
A memorial service will be 12pm Friday, June 10, 2022 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 E. Main St., Louisville, Ohio 44641. Dales’ family will receive friends 10am-12pm Friday morning at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be sent to The Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Philanthropy Institute, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 44195. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
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Mickey Mead, 56. Our beloved son passed away on May 21, 2022. Mickey was born October 6,1965 in Salem to Margie (Mead) Capel and Ray Mead. He was a graduate of Columbiana High School and served in the United States Army .Mickey enjoyed writing poetry and spending time with his family. He is survived by his Mother Margie and step father Fred Capel, 2 brothers Tim Mead of Columbiana and Mark (Kate ) Mead of New Philadelphia ,Ohio. 
Per Mickeys wishes no services will take place .Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritans Purse PO Box 3000 Boone ,NC 28607 and the Sale Salvation Army 1249 North Ellsworth Salem ,Ohio 44460.
you may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.brownfuneralhome.com Funeral arraignments have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home ,510 Jennings Salem, Ohio 44460.
 
 
 
 
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Canfield – Carole Anne Wiltsie née Nowak, loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother and nurse, passed away May 21, 2022, a week after her 88th birthday. Born, Carole Nowak May 14, 1934, in Erie, PA, to first-generation Polish immigrants Andrew and Helen Nowak, she recently relocated to Canfield, OH after leaving her long-time home in North Ridgeville, OH.
 Always a fan of traveling, good food, and a good drink, she was great conversationalist and always told it like it was. More than that she was the rock of her family and inspiration through the good times and bad times. She is survived by her daughter Lori (Hugh) Hively, son Todd Wiltsie, brother Arthur (Ginger) Nowak, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a devoted extended family.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Inn at Ironwood and Hospice of the Valley for care and comfort of Carole. She is welcomed to heaven by parents Andrew and Helen, sister Adelaide, husband Robert (Pops) Wiltsie, and children Drew Wiltsie and Barrie Sims.
Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Carole’s name to Shriners Children’s Ohio, Attn: Development Office, One Children’s Plaza – 2 West, Dayton, OH 45404 or online at LovetotheRescue.org. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.
 
 
 
 
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Gene A. Butcher, MD, 86, passed away peacefully April 30, 2022, in hospice care in Cortland, Ohio. He was born July 6, 1935, in Forestville, New York, the son of Nelson and Ethel (Crowell) Butcher. 

Gene spent most of his formative years growing up on a dairy farm in southern Michigan, later moving to West Lafayette, Indiana. He credited his parents’ strong belief in hard work and education for his professional and personal success. Gene received a BS in Biochemistry in 1957 and a MS in Biochemistry in 1961 from Purdue University. His military activity included: a ROTC Commission USAR while at Purdue, a Tactical Officer role at the US Army Chemical Corps School and a promotion to USAR Captain in 1964. 

Gene married his wife, Suzanne (Ralston) in 1961 and both attended Duke Medical School. After medical school graduation the couple relocated to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1968 where Gene grew a flourishing internal medicine practice. His family frequently joked that they couldn’t walk ten feet at the Canfield Fair without being greeted by another one of Gene’s happy patients. He practiced medicine in a time when the doctor went on house calls, and he developed a comforting bond with many of his patients. In 1984, Gene was recruited by Western Reserve Care System/Forum Health to organize medical staff operations. Gene eventually retired as the Sr. Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs. He served as Associate Dean for Clinical Education for NEOUCOM. Gene was most proud of his role in the medical education of young residents, some of whom provided medical care to him in his last days. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Gerald. Surviving in addition to his wife Suzanne (Ralston) Butcher are his daughters Beth Delwiche of Birmingham, England, Mary Mendlen of Bellevue, WA, and Sarah Clark of Naperville, IL; four grandchildren, Madelyn Mendlen, Isabel Mendlen, Liam Clark, and Tyler Clark; brothers, Dale Butcher, and Gordon Butcher; sister, Judy Nast; and many nieces and nephews. 

Gene was the most loving husband and father. He enjoyed time with his family, watching his grandkids grow up and play sports, golfing, travel, gardening, birdwatching, and taking care of the fish in his backyard pond. He will be deeply missed. 

A private celebration of life service will be scheduled for a future date. Those who wish to remember Gene in a special way may make gifts in his memory to an education charity of your own choosing. 

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
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YOUNSTOWN – Marjorie K. (Franklin) Anthony, 72, died Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Mercy Health – St. Joseph Warren Hospital in Warren. She was born March 1, 1950, in Salem, daughter of the late Paul R. and Margaret M. (McClish) Franklin.
She was a 1968 graduate of Leetonia High School. Marjorie was a Christian by faith. She liked being the youngest child of a family of 13 children. Marjorie received a Scholastic award for bookkeeping. She enjoyed doing crafts, being a caregiver for and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Joe (Erin) Anthony of Niles; three daughters, Michele (William) Neubert of Vienna, Delilah Lucas of Warren and Natalia (George) Williams of Warren; three sisters, Mary, Nancy and Joyce; two brothers, Allen and Paul; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Marjorie was also preceded in death by her sisters, Alice, Clara, and Carol Ann and brothers, Rodman, Charles, George and Leonard.
Friends and family will be received from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Stark Memorial.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the funeral home with Pastor Thomas Stiver officiating. Burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery in Greenford.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view Marjorie’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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Dallas I. Hess, 89, passed away on May 19, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Dallas was born on May 28, 1932, in Paige, Virginia the daughter of Clair and Bessie (Jackson) Mutter. On June 28, 1952, she was united in marriage to Herbert C. Hess with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Dallas was employed by Fisher Body General Motors as a press operator for 19 years retiring in 1988. A woman of faith she was a member of Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church.
She was known for her artistic quilts and vegetable gardens. She loved to be out and about shopping and traveling. When spending quiet time at home she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. Dallas is survived by her daughters Shirley (Michael) Hess, Phyllis (David) Roberts, grandchildren Amy (Joe) Huffman, Richard W. Nelson III, Claire Taylor, Jessica Taylor, Matthew Roberts, and Gina Roberts along with nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, sisters Fern Duecaster, Olga Davis, and Lydia Coleman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, one great-grandchild, sister Wanda Padgett and brothers William, Ferrell, Carlos, and Jesse Mutter. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday May 23, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel.
Dallas will be laid to rest at Mutter-Addison Cemetery, Oakwood Virginia following funeral services in Virginia. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
 
 
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Elden “Lee” Wise, 79, of Berlin Center, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. 

Born November 26, 1942 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Samuel and Madeline (Himes) Wise. 

Lee was a graduate of Tussey Mountain High School and served his country in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Lee worked at General Motors as an Inspector. Lee loved the outdoors and his hobbies included fishing, hunting, and admiring old cars. 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Mike Wise, George Wise, and Donna DeLuca. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Shirley, whom he married December 4, 1965; his sons Greg (Tracy) Wise, Chris (Christine) Wise, and Mike Wise; his grandchildren Tori (Dom) Chiera, Taylor (Steve Olesky) Wise, Cody Wise, and Adam Wise; his great granddaughter Stella Chiera; his siblings Nina McElwain, Tim (Patty) Wise, Jesse Wise, and Esther Clark. 

The family will receive relative and friends, Friday, May 20, 2022 at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, from 10:00-11:00 AM, with a service immediately following at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. 
 
 
 
 
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Youngstown – Daniel Alex Graham, 50, of Youngstown passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at his home. Daniel was born August 4, 1971, in Youngstown, the son of David Graham and Dorothy Martin. He was a lifelong area resident and a veteran of the United States military, serving in both the Marine Corps. from 1990 to 1994 and then the Army from 1995 to 1998.
Dan worked as a mechanic and the Service Director for Youngstown Kenworth Trucking. He was a member of the Eagles Club.
His favorite pastime included what he called “Wind Therapy” or also known as riding his motorcycle, hiking in Mill Creek Park with his children, his true passion was playing with his grandchildren. Dan had a passion for sports which manifested in coaching middle school wrestling in Salem and Medina, Ohio. He also assisted in multiple location seasonal baseball games as an umpire. Dan was the “go to” person for advice and support for his family, friends, and children. He was a person that you would want to know. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Dan leaves his father David Graham Sr., his mother Dorothy Martin, five children, Keara Cook, Cooper Graham, Thane Seevey, Chase Graham, and Carson Graham, two grandchildren, Brenen and Renee Cook, two brothers, David (Susan) Graham Jr. and Don (Jenn) Graham as well as several nieces and nephews and his faithful companion, his dog, Semper Fidelis.
A memorial service celebrating Dan’s life will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 2 PM, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, 1655 S. Raccoon Road in Austintown.
 
 
 
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Joseph Paul Humberston, 65 of Austintown passed away early Saturday morning at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Joseph was born March 10, 1957, in Salem, a son of the late Joseph Harley Humberston and Mildred Cora Whitney Humberston. He graduated in 1975 from Jackson-Milton High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Fundamental Baptist Theological Seminary, Whiteville, North Carolina on August 25, 2002.
He was a part-time minister at the former Millcreek Baptist Church in Youngstown and Hopewell Baptist Church in Struthers. On December 9, 1978, he married Kathryn Pyles and they had one son, Joshua. Shortly after marriage he and Kathy moved to Palm Bay, Florida where they lived for many years.
He was recognized by Suburban Propane Company for his work during clean-up after Hurricane Andrew struck Homestead, Florida in 1992. He also transported several sports teams for Florida Technical University in Melbourne, Florida for several years. They returned to the local area where Joe eventually retired from the U. S. Post Office in Youngstown. While still in high school Joe became a member of the Craig Beach Volunteer Fire Department and was active for several years.
In addition to Kathy and Joshua, he leaves behind a sister, Linda Pierce of Gardner, Kansas, stepbrother Terry Creque and wife Judy from Lake Milton, stepbrother Doug Creque and wife Wanda of Mantua, stepsister Michelle Slavens and husband Rob of Westerville, stepsister Denise Tupa and husband Greg of Kent, stepsister Valerie Kurkas of Portland, Oregon and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his parents, Joe and Millie, Joseph was preceded in death by his stepmother Faye Humberston, half-brother Donald Stevens, grandparents Homer and Ida Belle Humberston, Frederick Whitney and Arthur and Mae Stevens. Private services have been held for the family. 
 
 
 
 
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Richard “Dick” Frank Wilson (91) of Austintown, Ohio passed on May 16th, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.  

Richard was born on June 18th, 1930, in Youngstown, Ohio. Dick was graduate of South High School class of 1949. He was proceeded in death by his loving parents, Carl and Jennie Wilson and his brother, Jim (Kay) Wilson. His memories will be cherished by his wife, “the love of his life”, Wilma Wilson (91) their children Shelley (Bruce) Donahue, Richard (Holly), Jeffery (Susan) Wilson, his grandchildren Kyle (Fiona) Donahue, Rich (Kristina) Wilson, Kacie Donahue, Angelina Veneroso, and great grandchildren Oliver Donahue, Scarlet Donahue, Mila Wilson, and William Wilson.  

Dick married the love of his life, Wilma Price, on March 24th, 1951. They started dating in the 8th grade and celebrated 71 years of marriage.  

Dick enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and is a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the United States Airforce after 4 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He is a member of the American Legion Post 301. Upon discharge from the Air Force, he become an electrical project engineer. He worked for McKay Machine and Wean United for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1987.  

He enjoyed camping, fishing, and he built his own home which he continued to work on throughout his life. He enjoyed making homemade wine to give to all his friends when he saw them. He was a member of Austintown Community Church and enjoyed spending time with his friends from the Brunch Bunch.  

Calling hours will be held Tuesday (May 24th) from 10-11am at Lane Funeral Homes in Austintown, Ohio with services immediately to follow. 
 
 
 
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SALEM - Diane Sue (Zimmerman) (Yingling) Hinkle, 75, died Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at Salem Regional Medical Center.
Diane was born on January 04, 1947, in Salem, OH to the late Alfreda (Votaw) and Paul Zimmerman.
She was a 1965 graduate of Salem High School. Diane worked at Ventra Plastics for 37 years, retiring in 2012.
She is survived by: a son Michael (Brittany) Hinkle of Fort Walton, FL; a daughter, Dawn Hinkle of Salem, OH; a brother, Dalbert (Maureen) Zimmerman; nephews, Jeff (Jen) Zimmerman, Doug (Mindy) Zimmerman, Jerry (Amy) Zimmerman; grandchildren, Araya, Zoe, and Parker.
A celebration of life will be held later.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Diane's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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East Palestine-Carol R. Walters Kirtley, age 84, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at The Meadows at Covington, East Palestine where she had been living.
Carol was born on August 18, 1937 in Salem, a daughter of the late Fred and Frieda Balsley Cozza.
Carol had worked as a realtor for Hardcastle Realty and was a former member of Realtor Associates. She was also owner and partners with Pete Rukenbrod in the Country Bell and the Bulldog Restaurant in East Palestine. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She loved her family and was a grandma to all. She was well known for her famous crumb spaghetti and shared her love of cooking at lots of family gatherings.
Her spouse, Daryl F. Kirtley, whom she married on May 27, 1988, preceded her in death on October 11, 2021.
Carol is survived by her two daughters, Diana (Ross) Chick and Christina Dilworth both of East Palestine; her son, Terry (Tracy) Walters of Champion, two step sons, Daryl (Leisa) Kirtley of East Palestine and Todd (Lorie) Kirtley of Columbiana; 28 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, her step-mother, Rose Cozza and her husband, Daryl, she was preceded in death by her son, Edward Walters, step-son, Curtis Kirtley, brothers, James Cozza, and Fred Cozza, and a great granddaughter, Hannah Grace Stewart.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, East Palestine, with Father David Misbrener officiating.
Burial will take place at East Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Fairhaven Industries 455 Educational Highway Warren, OH 44483.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
 
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Gordon (Bud) R. Lange, Jr, age 69, of Ravenna, OH passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Gordon was born (5-20-1952) and raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Akron North High School in 1971.  After high school, he was employed by Ford Motor Company at the Walton Hills Stamping Plant. He began in production, then retired in 2002 as a carpenter in skilled trades, after 30 years of service. There wasn't anything that Gordon couldn't fix or build. He was a master of purchasing old farm equipment, cars, lawn mowers, etc. and he "brought them back to life" to be used on his farm. He enjoyed many years hunting with family and friends in Southern Ohio. The woods were his second home. He enjoyed golfing with his wife, Kay, and they also enjoyed spending recent winters in Arizona in their motorhome. Gordon had a love for classic cars, especially fords. He enjoyed tinkering on his '76 Mercury, his '52 Kaiser, and he was in the process of restoring his ‘63 Ford Falcon. Gordon (Bud) never met a stranger. He was always willing to share opinions about worldly events. His sense of humor put smiles on the people knew and loved.
Gordon was preceded m death by his parents, Carolyn (Cormany) Craven and Gordon R. Lange, Sr., and also by his half-brother, James (Deb) Stults.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 36 years, Kay (Sickles) Lange, his step-brother, Jeff (Denise) Hood, his half-brother, Christopher (Rachelle) Lange, and the Ford Motor Walton Hills Breakfast Club of Retirees.
Per Gordon's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be announced at a future date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market Street, Akron, OH 44308. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
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Linda R. Kelly, 83, of Alliance passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Aultman Alliance Hospital. Linda was born on February 11, 1939 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Oliver and Margaret (Edwards) Ferguson. Linda was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed decorating, shopping, eating out and bird watching. Above all, Linda cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

Linda is survived by her children Kurt (Donna) Kelly of Sagamore Hills, Ohio and Karen (Bob) Floor of Salem and son-in-law Lloyd E Briggs. She is also survived by a brother Wes Ferguson of Tiffin, Ohio; and a sister Sue Caufield of North Georgetown; a granddaughter Caitlyn Kelly and great-grandchildren Isabella, Sophia and Knighton. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Larry Kelly who passed away in 2006 and a daughter Kim Marie (Kelly) Briggs.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Salem First United Methodist Church at 3:00 PM with Pastor Bruce Irwin officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the church. Private family burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem
 
 
 
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James Rogers, 89, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on May 18, 2022. He entered this world on January 24, 1933 in Topeka, KS, born to John and Bertha Davison Rogers. He is survived by his wife Wanda Dearth Rogers; daughter Jacqueline K Kibble (Ernie), son Carols J Rogers (Dee), daughter Norma J Stambaugh (Jimmy), son Frank Egley, daughter Donna J Kohen (Luis), daughter Brenda L Teets (Dennis) son John D Rogers (Joyce) daughter Tami L Herron son Daniel J Egley (Marlene), son Walter E Rogers, son Alan Griffith (Janet), son James Rogers (Gloria), son Tracey R Todd (Leila), Son Charles C Rogers (Lisa), daughter Betty J Wentling (Dan). He is also survived by his beloved pet Bandit. 

He is preceded in death by father John Rogers; mother Bertha Puett; son Tim L Rogers and Billy W Todd; a daughter-in-law Charlene Egley; granddaughters Melissa Sparta and Danyale Kibble. James served in the Navy from 1952 to 1960 . James had a very full life. He worked in the oil fields in Kansas and retired after 26 years from General Motors in Lordstown OH.; he also worked at Atlas Van Lines in Topeka KS. He spent his retirement enjoying time with his wife and children, 46 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and 3 great- great grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and playing golf. James had many "adopted children" over the years.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday May 20, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, OH. A graveside service will be held at Rochester Cemetery in Topeka, KS. at a later date. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring,
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Sean R. Lodge 38, of Salem, died at 1:41 PM Friday, May 13, 2022, Hospice House in Poland, following complications to an Asthmatic attack.
 
He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Dennis James Lodge and Kathy Marie (Laws) Lodge.
 
Sean was in the building / constructin trades and was most currently working for Chris Jones. He had attended South Range Schools.
 
There were several things in life that he enjoyed. He took pride in his vegetable garden, building and remodeling, and most of all was fixing and repairing things.
 
In addition to his father of Lisbon and Mother of Salem, he is survived by his son Alex Lodge of E. Palestine, siblings: Eric, Jacob, Timothy, Curtis “Luke”, Amanda Lodge and Kimberly Jackson all of Salem, Jedediah (Lindsay) Lodge of Canfield, Joel Lodge of New Garden and Ronald (Brittany) Lodge of Boardman.
 
He was preceded in death by his brother Brian on February 27, 2021.
 
A time of visitation will be on Saturday from 3 to 5 Pm at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
 

 
 
 
 
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Linda Lou Phillips 66, of Salem, died at 4:09 AM Monday, May 16, 2022, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
Linda was born and raised in the area. She attended Salem Schools and Raphael’s School of Beauty. She worked in several beauty parlors and beauty supply shop over the years.
 
Linda attended church services at Assembly of God in Lisbon and Salem as well as the former Faith Fellowship. She was a very talented crafter/sower and writer. She wrote many poems and a novel. Linda also enjoyed spending time playing the guitar.
 
Linda liked to stay around her home, listening to her favorite songs, look up things and watch music videos on the computer.
 
She will always be remembered about her sence of humor, the family private jokes and all the memories with the grandchildren.
 
She is survived by her children: Kimberly Ann (Stephen) Rendziniak of Salem, Keith M. Geho of Youngstown and Stephen James (Danielle Willard) Adams of Lisbon, grandchildren: Shyanne Rendziniak, Trenton Geho, Logan, Jordyn, Aeron and Lucian Adams, sisters: Kathleen (david) Strafford of West Yorkshire, England and Lisa Phillips of Salem.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents: James Phillips and Dorothy (Ingledue) Phillips Lodge, step father Harry Lodge.
 
There will be no services held at this time.
 
Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services.
 
 
 
 
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Richard D. “Rick” Farrare 58, of Youngstown, died at 11:58 AM Monday, May 16, 2022, at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.
 
He was born on July 23, 1963, in Youngstown, the son of the late Frank and Dorothy Jean (Omlar) Farrare.
 
He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and was currently driving for Barr-Nunn Trucking Company. Rick was currently attending the First Free Methodist Church in Canfield.
 
Rick enjoyed the outdoors,fishing, boating, water skiing and tubing. He was very computer tech minded and helped to run sound system at church.
 
He is survived by his children: David (Jacqueline) Mercer of Salem, Tiffany (Ralph) Spotleson of Leetonia and Adam Mercer of Youngstown and six grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Mercer) Ferrare and a brother Robert Ferrare.
 
A time of visitation will be held on Monday, from 5-7 Pm at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

 
 
 
 
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SALEM - Martha H Capel, 100, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Martha was born on May 24, 1921 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of  the late Thomas S and Nellie (Stiver) Layden.
Martha was a 1939 graduate of Salem High School. Martha worked at Century House of Salem as a Night Matron for 20 years.  She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church of Salem.
Survivors include;  4 grandchildren, 1 step grandson, 8 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren also survived by a daughter in law, Janelle Capel of Salem
Besides her parents Martha was preceded in death by a son Richard G. Capel II who died August  of 2013; brother, Robert Layden;  sisters, Mary Louise Schuller and Jeanne Cantwell.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held 1 hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Salem, OH.
Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady’s Purse of St. Paul Church.
If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary "Hugs from Home" program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view Martha's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
 
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Joe Humberston 

Joseph Paul Humberston, 65 of Austintown passed away early Saturday morning at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Joseph was born March 10, 1957 in Salem, a son of the late Joseph Harley Humberston and Mildred Cora Whitney Humberston following a lengthy illness. He graduated in 1975 from Jackson-Milton High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Fundamental Baptist Theological Seminary, Whiteville, North Carolina on August 25, 2002. He was a part-time minister at the former Millcreek Baptist Church in Youngstown and Hopewell Baptist Church in Struthers. On December 9, 1978 he married Kathryn Pyles and they had one son, Joshua. 

Shortly after marriage he and Kathy moved to Palm Bay, Florida where they lived for many years. He was recognized by Suburban Propane Company for his work during clean-up after Hurricane Andrew struck Homestead, Florida in 1992. He also transported several sports teams for Florida Technical University in Melbourne, Florida for several years. They returned to the local area where Joe eventually retired from the U. S. Post Office in Youngstown. 

While still in high school Joe became a member of the Craig Beach Volunteer Fire Department and was active for several years. 

In addition to Kathy and Joshua, he leaves behind a sister, Linda Pierce of Gardner, Kansas, step-brother Terry Creque and wife Judy from Lake Milton, step-brother Doug Creque and wife Wanda of Mantua, step-sister Michelle Slavens and husband Rob of Westerville, step-sister Denise Tupa and husband Greg of Kent, step-sister Valerie Kurkas of Portland, Oregon and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Besides his parents, Joe and Millie, Joseph was preceded in death by his step-mother Faye Humberston, half-brother Donald Stevens, grandparents Homer and Ida Belle Humberston, Frederick Whitney and Arthur and Mae Stevens. Private services were held for the family. 
 
 
 
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SALEM - Christina L. “Christie” Starcher, age 41, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, after a brief illness. Christie was born on January 2, 1981 in Salem, OH, daughter of Gerald and the late Donna Starcher.
Christie spent many of her childhood years in Sacramento, California. California was one of her favorite places, which anyone who knew her could tell you! Christie was always a character, even as a small child. She gave as good as she got, going toe to toe with anyone, even the guys, whether gaming or hanging out at the pizza place on “Steelers Day”.  She loved having a good time, no matter where she was!
Christie had many friends, male and female alike. Partners in crime all the time. She loved hanging out with her friends, of whom she was fiercely loyal and protective. Those friends included ‘sisters’ Amanda Morris and Kristy Hoprich, and best guy friend James.  She loved the holidays and taking vacations with her family. She and her dad – who often went (lovingly) back and forth with each other -  loved cars, spending time at local car shows or riding around town, along with working on houses together. She was a pet ‘mom’ too, having many dogs and cats over the years. Always taking in strays! But her greatest love was her son, and only child, Jordan. Together, like two peas in a pod, in good times and bad.
Surviving family includes father, Gerald Starcher; son, Jordan Starcher; brothers, Jarod and Eric Starcher, both of Salem; nephew, Ethan and niece, Lilly Starcher, both of Salem; aunt, Debra Dixon; cousin, Matt Brisco of Sacramento, CA; uncles, Edward and Keith Delabar of Elk Grove, CA, David (Sheila) Starcher and Larry (Denise) Starcher; aunt, Doris (Charles) Caldarelli in the Salem area. Cousins include Saharra Delabar, (late) Eddie and Derek (Desiree) Delabar, Jennifer and Jason Starcher, and Erika, Jacqui, and Cara Caldarelli. Extended family and a multitude of friends are left to cherish her memory.
For all her bravado, Christie had a huge heart underneath for both people and animals. I don’t think she really knew how many loved her. She was a study in contrast, as you can see from her social media – crazy memes but thoughtful, caring posts as well. We will miss her laugh and smack talk (her specialty), but mostly just her presence.
She was preceded in death by her beloved mom, Donna, with whom she is now reunited, giving some comfort to her family. Rest easy with all our loved ones until we meet again, Sis.
There will be no services or calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Christie’s obituary, plant a tree in her memory or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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SALEM - Carl Edward Robb, 80, husband of Karen (Miller) Robb peacefully departed unto the Lord, surrounded by his loving family and in the comfort of his Salem home, on Monday, May 16, 2022. He loved the Lord with all his heart and everyone that knew Carl bore witness to his faith-fullness.
Carl was born on May 02, 1942 in Lisbon, OH, son of the late William Gilbert Robb and Mary Irene LaMoncha Robb.  He was raised by his father and late step-mother Edith Pearl Robb.
He graduated from Fairfield-Waterford High School, Class of 1960 and later studied at Salem School of Technology.  Carl worked as a machinist tool & die maker at Quaker Tool and Die until he retired at the age of 67.
Carl had many interests and passions; he loved being outdoors, planting and tending to his acre-size garden, fishing and hunting racoon.  Carl took great pride in growing a bountiful, garden from which he fed his family and gave generously to his community.  His love for the Lord preceded his generous spirit.  He attended church at Rush Church in Boardman with his wife and was a long-time member of the Greenford Ruritan Club.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by many.
Carl is survived by, his devout and loving wife of 57 years, Karen (Miller) Robb; daughter, Julie (Scott) Hardesty; sisters, Grace Donahue, and Shirley Everett; grandson, William Gerald (Katy) Hardesty; granddaughter, Amber Marie Batistoni great-granddaughter, Bayleigh Elizabeth Batistoni.
He was preceded in death by a son William John Robb who passed in 1987; brothers, William H. Robb, Eugene C. Robb, Richard C. Robb; sisters Doris J. Ours, Betty A. Haueter,  Mary L. Beede.
A funeral service will be held at Noon, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Rush Church, 5245 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, OH, with  Pastor James Barton officiating.  He will be interred at Firestone Cemetery in Columbiana, OH.
Friends and family will be received from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Church. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Rush Church.
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.  To arrange your balloon, please visit www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Carl's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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Steve Paul, age 54 passed away at his home in Hanoverton on May 8, 2022. He was born July 22, 1967, to the late Ruth Snay then adopted by Jack and Carol Paul. He is preceded in death by his father Jack Paul and his sister Jacqueline Paul. He is survived by his adopted mother Carol Paul, and his daughter Jacklyn Paul. Steve enjoyed the peacefulness of the outdoors; and enjoyed sitting in he’s backyard, as much as he did playing his loud classic rock music on his sound system. He enjoyed working in construction and building pole barns or walking on his stilts putting up insulation. He enjoyed shooting clay pigeons in his backyard, and swimming in his pool. His favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, and loved putting on firework shows for his daughter and his friends. He loved going mudding with his cousin Robby Bortmas and hanging out at the lake on Steves boat with his friend Dave Zelma. One of Steve’s biggest accomplishments was being a father to Jacklyn, always referring to her as “daughter”, or “youngin” when they talked. He will be missed by all that knew him. 
I love you daddy
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A memorial service will be held at Hanoverton Christian Church, Saturday May 21, 2022 at 5pm at 10251 Plymouth St, Hanoverton OH, 44423.
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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Jimmie A. Holbrook, age 60 passed away, May 16, 2022, Community Care Center, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born January 23, 1962 in Grayson, Kentucky to Jimmie  and Betty ( Johnson) Holbrook.
Jimmie loved his family and was very family oriented. He graduated Marlington High School. He could be found outdoors and doing yard work. He also enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with his fur babies.
Jimmie leaves behind to cherish his memories: Father, Jimmie Holbrook. Wife: Sharon (Buchanan) Holbrook. They were married April 15, 2009. Daughters: Jennifer and Samantha Holbrook. Step Sons: Scott (Chris) Gallina- Otto, and Matt (Prairie) Gallina. Sister: Michelle Holbrook. Three Grandchildren. Niece: Amberlyn Anderson, along with a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Mother: Betty Holbrook.
A Funeral Service will be held, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Alliance Freewill Baptist Church at 3 pm. Pastor Bob Eldridge will officiate. Friends and family will be received three hours prior to funeral, from 12 noon till 3 pm.
 
 
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Brian K. Lambrou, age 51, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, following a brief illness.
Born May 26, 1970 in Canton; he was the son of Keith and Joan (Slayman) Lambrou.
Brian was larger than life; he enjoyed and embraced living life to the fullest.  
Survivors include his wife, Diane (Bendick) Lambrou; step-son Kenneth O’Rell III; and many friends that he considered family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
Stier-Israel Funeral Home
 
 
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Jamie Schultz, age 46, of Leetonia, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 16, 2022, from complications of pancreatitis that he had been dealing with for the past several months. 
He was born on April 14, 1976, in Salem, a son of Ronald and Carol Gaither Schultz.
Jamie was a very kind and generous person who was always willing to lend a hand to his family and friends.  He enjoyed riding quads, racing RC cars, fishing, cooking and all types of handyman projects around the house.  Jamie graduated from Leetonia High School in 1995 where he helped establish the golf team. He was previously employed at Crestview Local Schools as a cafeteria server.  Jamie will be greatly missed by all those who loved him and knew him well.
Jamie leaves behind his fiancé, Sara Neal and her children Ashton and Jameson; his parents Ron and Carol Schultz; two sisters, Kim (fiancé, Ryan) Schultz, and Laura (Greg) Hromiko; brother Jeff (Nicole) Schultz; nieces and nephews, Colton, Donovan, Anika, Hannah, Kyrah, & McKenna.  He also leaves behind many extended Gaither and Schultz family members.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral home, Columbiana.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Donate Life Ohio https://www.donatelifeohio.org/ as Jamie was also a kidney pancreas transplant recipient.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com
 
 
 
 
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Deborah Moreland, age 65, of Canton, passed away on May 16, 2022.
She was born on April 20, 1957 in Alliance to Harold and Margaret (Smith) Ellsworth. 
Deborah graduated from Stark State College with a degree in accounting. She was very active and loved the outdoors. When she wasn’t outside, Deborah enjoyed doing puzzles. She was a woman of strong faith.  
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Carrie (Andy) Kutscher and Ben (Heather) Moreland; grandchildren, Micah and Emery Evans, Kayla Caley and Tyler Evans and Drew Kutscher; great-grandchildren, Brynlee Caley and Adalyne Vocha; siblings, Ruth Weigand, Margie Fitzgerald, Wayne Ellsworth, Irene Shea, Karen Willard, Twila Painter, Elaine Roberts, Cheryl Urdiales, and Ron Ellsworth; and sisters-in-law, Judy Ellsworth and Wanda Ellsworth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Orville, Willie, Pete and Jimmy Ellsworth, Yvonne Oyster, Maryelva Urdiales, Carol Ellsworth and Sandy Kepner.
A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Thursday, May 19th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alliance.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Gary Noble Greenamyer, age 85 of Alliance passed away on May 11, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center, after a year of declining health.
He was born December 26, 1936 on a small farm in Goshen Township, Salem, Ohio to Noble J. and Wanda (Campbell) Greenamyer.
He was educated in a one room school house and graduated from Mount Union College. He also studied voice at the Hanna School of Music in Youngstown, and was a well-known dramatic tenor.
 A U.S. Army Veteran, Gary served in Army Intelligence.
Gary was the owner of Greenamyer Construction, with 25 years in Colorado, and 10 years in Utah, in addition to working for Harmon Killabrew.
He was well known for his timber frame and log homes, as he had been involved with the early pioneer stages of foam core panel construction and application used in many buildings today. He traveled from coast to coast, including Aspen/Vale, and Cornea, Colorado building timber frame homes.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, Gary served in many capacities throughout his life.
In his retirement, he restored a 155 year old historic home in Alliance, were he, his wife and step-granddaughter lived; upon the doors of which hang mourning wreaths from his wife in his honor.
Gary, a father of eight children, was a sensitive person; anyone who ever knew him would say he was a man who lived up to his name, Noble.
He will be loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Carol (Mueller) Greenamyer, whom he married May 25, 2005; step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Dauber of the home; step-daughter Jennifer Sedoris Smedley; two step-sons, step-granddaughters, Allison Essick (Nate, Elizabeth Dauber, Hannah Smedley; step-great-granddaughters, Natelee, Carlee Essick; step-great-grandson, Bryson Essick; four step-grandchildren; daughter, Maria Jory (Rick), son, James Greenamyer, daughters,  Kerry Greenamyer, (Alex Hadian),  Fiona Greenamyer, Jill Breyley (Justine), sons, Darren Greenamyer (Dawn), Gavin Greenamyer and Garth Greenamyer; granddaughters, Lelia Hadian and Emma Breyley; grandsons, Anthony and Brandon Esperza, Shawn Greenamyer, Bryce Greenamyer, Omid Hadian, Patric Greenamyer, and Collin Breyley; brother, Walter (Bonnie) Greenamyer, three step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Roger Greenamyer.
Gary will be laid to rest privately at Mount Union Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Carol Conrad, age 84, of Homeworth, passed away at her home surrounded by loving family on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
She was born June 17, 1937 to Harold and Nelly (Albright) Yoho in Alliance, OH. She graduated from Alliance High School.
Carol was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alliance. She also was a leader for the Girl Scouts. She liked to travel, enjoyed fishing and camping in Canada. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and visiting with her extended family in Nebraska. 
Survivors include three daughters Cindy (Cal) Wells of Alliance; Chris (Mike) Bandy of Homeworth, and Cathy Householder of Sheffield; a sister-in-law and lifelong best friend Sandy Conrad; grandchildren Dale Wells, Melissa McKissick, Sherri Wells, Robert Bandy, Steven Householder, William Bandy, James Householder, and Christopher Bandy; a sister-in-law Alyce Conrad; sixteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and she will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Floyd Conrad, whom she married December 23, 1961, and who died December 30, 2005, her brother Gerald Yoho, and son-in-law, Bill Householder.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m. at St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Alliance and friends may call one hour prior at the church. Reverend Timothy Muse will officiate.
Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Aultman Alliance Hospice 270 E. State Street Suite 130 Alliance, OH.  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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SALEM - David Alan Justice, 74, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH.
David was born on August 24, 1947 in Salem, OH the son of the late David Ross and Mary Rose (Zimmerman) Justice.
Memorial calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view David's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Paul Edward Oliva, 73, entered into eternal rest at 7:20pm on May 11, 2022, with family and friends by his side. 

Paul was born on July 24, 1948, in Youngstown, Ohio to Paul and Martha (Robovsky) Oliva. He was a graduate of Girard High School and went on to earn his engineering degree from Youngstown State University. Paul retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 32 years. He really enjoyed being an engineer. 

During retirement, Paul spent the last 20 years doing what he loved – spending quality time with friends and family and enjoying nature. He and his wife, Joanne, lived part-time in Fountain Hills, Arizona, where they enjoyed making new friends, hiking, and exploring the desert. They also traveled around the country visiting friends and family. They spent many summers in Italy with family, and he also really enjoyed visiting with his cousins in Canada. Paul also loved to fish and did so at various places across the country, and he even got to teach some of his grandchildren how to fish. He especially loved visiting with his children. 

Most of all, though, Paul loved connecting with family and friends – and he made friends everywhere he went. He will be deeply missed by many, many people. 

Paul leaves behind his loving wife Joanne (Rubesich) Oliva, of 37 years whom he married March 15, 1985. He also leaves behind 4 children: Jon-Michael Oliva, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Zachary (Natalie) Oliva of Houston, Texas, and their daughter Camila; Anne Oliva of Warren, Ohio, and her son Michael; and Kristen (Rick) Whited of Colorado Springs, Colorado and their sons Lucas and Joey. He is also survived by his siblings, Regina Oliva, Paulette Jones, and James Oliva. His oldest sister, Martha Muldowney, is deceased. 

Joanne would like to thank all their family members and special friends who supported her and Paul during this difficult journey with Alzheimer’s. A special thank you to Paul’s friends Myron, Ray, Tony, and John. 

Visitation will be held Monday May 16, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Rose Catholic Church, 48 Main Street, Girard, Ohio followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 am. Paul will be laid to rest at Howland Township Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Buckeye Hospice, 810 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite 1, Boardman, Ohio 44515 or The Salvatore Ponzio III Memorial fund at Girard High School 

 
 
 
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Nian Cadman Dake, (Sept. 27, 1949-May 6, 2022) lived an amazing life. Nian was more than a dance teacher for her students. She was a mentor, role model, friend, and even a second mom. She was constantly beautiful, cheerful, and always friendly. Today she is dancing in the sky. Nian was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where she attended Austintown Fitch school, and graduated with her many friends in the class of 1960. While attending Fitch, Nian was awarded The National Honor Society, performed as a cheer leader in all sports, and was elected Home Coming and Prom Queen. Around age 5, Nian discovered her lifelong love of dancing and began taking lessons from local dance instructors, including her favorite, Billy Dickson.

As Nian grew, she realized even more that she had a love of dance, particularly tap, and a love of teaching others her growing skill. She began her professional career with a dance studio in her parent’s home basement on Aldrich Rd. Her classes soon outgrew the basement and she moved from there to the basement of a local business in Austintown, then to a ground level business building, and finally to the old Austintown airport office and hanger. Nian’s love for dancing and teaching flourished into a dance school with hundreds of students participating in many prominent local, area, and national events, including numerous appearances at the Canfield Fair, the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and 1967 Montreal Canada World’s Fair. During the Vietnam War, Nian and her troupe made many trips to Chanute AFB, in Illinois, to perform for the troops at the USO, and various air base events. During one such event, Nian performed with celebrity Bob Hope, during which Mr. Hope awarded Nian a certificate of appreciation for service to the USO. Eventually, Nian’s talent and energy led her to Phoenix Az. where she taught while working with Wanda Manville at The Tempe Dance Academy and eventually with her own “Contempo” dance studio. Nian was also featured on NBC’s “Second Chance: Search for America’s Most Talented Senior.” During that era, Nian became a well-known member of Dance Masters of America, and was recognized for her talent, teaching skills, and ability to judge dance competitions around the world, including producing an encyclopedia of dance steps that is still used by teachers today. It is a huge understatement to say that Nian had a very positive influence on many hundreds of young and old dance students, most of whom remember her to this day. Nian was preceded in death by her loving and beloved husband, T. Gale Dake, her father and mother, Edward “Bud” and Eldora (Dunn) Cadman, her brothers, Harry, Carole (Neff), Robert “Bob,” Judy (Baker), her sisters, Dorothy (Ray) Menning, Terry (Ron) Houser. She is survived by her brother, Larry, Linda (Hodson).

Services will be held on May 21, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel 5797 Mahoning Ave.Austintown, OH 44515

Calling hours will be from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, with a celebration of life immediately following at 1:00 PM. Services will also be live streamed at 1:00 PM at lanefuneralhomes.com on Nian’s tribute wall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to “The Nian Cadman Dake Memorial Scholarship Fund” c/o Larry Cadman
 
 
 
 
 
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Michael Alan DeProfio, 52, passed peacefully on May 9, 2022, at Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born on April 7, 1970, in Youngstown, Ohio the son of Myron A. and Patricia A. (Prontka) DeProfio. A 1988 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, he continued his education at Youngstown State University earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Mike was employed by 360 Communications, Alltel Wireless, and Verizon for over 25 years in the field of information technology. In his spare time Mike took pride in working outside in his yard, computer gaming with his friends, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Guardians. Most of all, he loved and cherished spending time with his two daughters Taylor and Lauren, family, and friends. He loved Sunday pasta dinners, theme park and cruise vacations, and going to the movies. Mike was an avid Star Wars and Marvel fan, and he passed this love on to his daughters who have their very own superhero to look up to. Mike was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2015 and after a brief remission, received further treatment and continued fighting. During his journey, Mike remained positive and fought with a smile on his face. His willingness to remain strong through such difficult times was something to be admired. He was also featured in a Mercy Health ad campaign where he not only appeared in a newspaper ad and radio commercial but was also featured on a billboard. He will forever be known as “Mike, the Outdoor Guy.” He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters Taylor and Lauren DeProfio, his mother Patricia DeProfio, sister Michele (Tim) Green, niece Lindsey (Alexandria) Jennings, and nephew Adam Green. He also leaves his best friend Jim Edelston, and former spouse and good friend Tracey Petrella DeProfio. He was preceded in death by his father, Myron DeProfio. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of the Hospice of the Valley Hospice House for the kindness and compassion they showed Mike and his family during this difficult time. Visitation will be held Monday May 16, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel and on Tuesday May 17, 2022, from 10:00-10:45 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44514. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com
 
 
 
 
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COLUMBUS-Sam D. DeChellis, 72, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge. He was born May 10, 1949 in Youngstown, a son of Louis R. and Eleanore J. (Ross) DeChellis, Sr. Sam was a Manager with Warner Cable, retiring in 2012. He had previously been employed as a Pipe Fitter with U.S. Steel (Ohio Works) until their closing. He was a 1967 graduate of Chaney High School and had attended Youngstown State University. Sam was a member of St. Anthony’s Church. Sam had a passion for watching movies, as evident of his 4000 plus collection of movies. He enjoyed music and old-world Art. Sam is survived by his brother, Louis R. (Darlene) DeChellis, Jr.; his nieces, Tammy DeChellis and Lori DeChellis Keich and two great nephews, Cody Rakoff and Jimmy Clacko. He was preceded in death by his parents. According to Sam’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services at this time.
 
 
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John G. Evanchick
October 25, 1947 – May 10, 2022
John Evanchick, 74, of Mineral Ridge, OH, passed peacefully with his Family by his side in Cleveland, OH. Born October 25, 1947, in Colver, PA, John was the son of Joseph and Mary Evanchick. Preceded in death by his parents Joe and Mary, sister Mary Pauline (Evanchick) Dillon, brother-in-law Perry Omodio and father-in-law Pete Omodio of Johnstown, PA. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Ann (Omodio) Evanchick, son Jonathan Evanchick and his wife Katie (Powell) Evanchick and their three children Ella, Jon Anthony (Jonny) and Allie Evanchick of Avon Lake, OH, his daughter Regina (Evanchick) Biddlestone, married to her husband Brian Biddlestone and their three children Brynn, Gia and Blake Biddlestone of Girard, OH, his brother Joseph Evanchick and his wife Linda of Barnesboro, PA & mother-in-law Lena Omodio of Johnstown, PA. John was a graduate of Central Cambria High School and attended Cambria-Rowe Business College in Johnstown, PA. He began working at General Motors in 1968 and worked there for 40 years prior to retirement. He was an exemplary employee, grateful to not only call GM his place of employment, but thankful for the relationships he developed over the years with a plethora of colleagues which he called friends. John was extremely proud of his Colver, Pennsylvania roots, often heard telling stories in regards to his upbringing, his Parents, siblings, and the work ethic instilled in him at an early age. John and MaryAnn moved to Mineral Ridge in 1976, built a home in which they still resided, raised a Family, became active members of the community as well as long-time St. Mary’s Catholic Church parishioners. John was extremely proud of his Ohio/Mineral Ridge roots as well, pridefully referencing the personal relationships and cherished memories he built with dozens of special individuals over the years. He was a long time member of the Niles Lions Club, a baseball coach, Steelers fan and avid golfer. He enjoyed playing golf until his final days and looked extremely forward to the conversations at the course with his fellow GM brethren. John was such a personable man who held a place in the hearts of so many for his wisdom, quick wit, and overall goodwill; he truly enjoyed the camaraderie and conversations with those he encountered. John thoroughly enjoyed sitting on his front porch, greeting family and friends alike with a cold drink and life lesson – he’d often be heard uttering “Simple lessons taught, valuable lessons learned.” He was a special man to so many. He deeply loved his wife, two children and six grandchildren and was extremely proud of them. John was an exceedingly loving husband, proud father and grandfather, loving son, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed! Family and friends will be received for visitation at St Mary’s on Saturday May 21st, beginning at 1:30, followed by Mass at 3pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 3504 S Main St., Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.
 
 
 
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Joseph (Bud) Shaffer Jr. took a peaceful morning nap and woke up in Heaven on May 10, 2022. He had been briefly ill but his passing was sudden and devastating to his family. Bud was born to Joe Sr. and Elsie Shaffer on November 30, 1946. He graduated from Mineral Ridge High School and went on to work with the UAW at General Motors for 42 years. Bud coached his daughters softball teams and was President of the Mineral Ridge Band Boosters for many years as his children made their way through school. He was a very active father in his kids lives and went above and beyond to support them in whatever endeavor they chose. Bud loved to golf and work on cars with his son and grandson. He enjoyed cheering on his granddaughter Jersey at her volleyball games and his grandson Joey as he played the drums for the Howland Marching Band. Papa will be especially missed by Jersey as she was raised by her Grammy & Papa as if she was their youngest daughter. Our family takes comfort in knowing Bud is now reunited with his beloved dog Benji who he missed dearly.

Bud was well loved in his community but no one loved him more then his family.

Bud is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Antoinette Shaffer; his sister Connie Denk; his son Joe Shaffer Sr. (Nicole); his daughters Becky Blackburn (Tom) and Jill Colburn (Chuck); his step-sons Scott Tucker (Sarah) and Jeff Tucker (Sammi); his grandchildren Jessica Rolland (Justin); Jenna Colburn, Christopher Cole (Abbie), Sabrina Nicholson, Hannah Colburn, Jersey Tucker, Joey Shaffer Jr., Nathan Colburn, Amara Davis, Gunner Jack, Jeffrey Tucker Jr and Julie Tucker. Bud will also be sorely missed by his 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Bud was preceded in death by parents and his sister Betty Lovas. In honor of Bud’s wishes no services will be held.
 
 
 
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North Bloomfield – Melanie Snyder, 66, passed away Wednesday morning, May 11, 2022 at her home.

Melanie was born on August 9, 1955 in Indiana, PA, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Sarra.

She was a graduate of Newton Falls High School and worked at RMI Titanium Company until she retired. She was an avid reader of Stephen King books and mystery novels. She loved to watch crime shows, especially NCIS, and listen to classic rock. She also was an animal lover. She loved riding and taking care of her horses and spending time with her dogs.
Melanie will be deeply missed by her son, Robert Gilbert; stepdaughters, Leslie (Greg) Davis and Tammy McCullough; granddaughter, Gabrielle Gilbert; step-grandchildren, Zeke Davis, Celena McCullough and Alyssa McCullough; and brothers, Gregory and Allen Sarra.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 25 years, Denzil Lee Snyder, who passed away on October 15, 2017.
Family and friends may visit from 5-7:00PM on Sunday May 15, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer Winans Chapel, located at 164 N. High Street in Cortland.
A private service and burial will take place at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com
 
To send flowers to the family of Melanie, please visit our floral store.
 
 
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SALEM - Annie Elizabeth Kneifel, 71, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at her residence. She was born on October 22, 1950 in Salem, the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Peeples) Kneifel.
Annie was a 1968 graduate of Salem High School. She was the office manager and devoted employee at Ort Furniture for 47 years.
She loved the ocean, animals, reading, especially her friends and family. Not everyone got Annie's sense of humor, but those that did were truly blessed.
Survivors include one sister, Amy McLaughlin of Salem; one niece, Tracy (Ronnie) Kozar of Salem; two great-nephews; one great niece and one great-great nephew. She also leaves her dearest friend, Lori Schneider; and her Ort Furniture family.
Besides her parents, Annie was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Amanda.
There will be no services.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Annie's obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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Loretta M. Proffitt, age 88, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully, in her home, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born February 25, 1934 in Stone Creek, OH to the late Harry and Wilma King. She was a former employee of Nationwide Insurance in Columbus. Loretta was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, UMW and the Louisville Community Choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Proffitt; a sister, Charlene King and a grandson, Darin Daniels. Loretta is survived by two daughters, Diane (Richard) Daniels, Lori Proffitt; two sons, Jeffrey (Denise) Proffitt, Kevin Proffitt; a sister, Marian Stertzbach; three brothers, Wayne (Carol), Merle (Shirley) and David King; two grandchildren, Daphne (Long Vu Ho) Daniels, Christopher Daniels and a great-grandson, Leo Daniels.
Funeral services will be 12noon Wednesday, May 18 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Christy Suffecool officiating. Calling hours will be 11am – 12noon Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Loretta will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in East Canton, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
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Ansel E. Myers, 85, of Orwell, OH passed peacefully into heaven on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  

Ansel was born February 10, 1937 in Mannington, WV, the oldest son of the late Earl Thomas Myers and Ethel Louise Fluharty Myers. Ansel married the love of his life, Linda Kaye Hixenbaugh, on August 26, 1967, and they enjoyed 54 blessed years of marriage together. 
Ansel retired from Van Huffel Sheet & Tube in Warren, Ohio where he was a welder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and car races; and treasured time spent with family, especially with his grandchildren. 

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife Linda; daughters Karen (Keith) Jordan of Warren and Amy (Will) Roskos of Orwell; granddaughter Madison Roskos and grandsons Luke and Jake Jordan. Also surviving are two brothers Leonard (Judy) Myers of Mannington, WV and Jerry (Susan) Myers of Rachel, WV; a sister Darlene (Keven) Earl of Mannington, WV; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Ansel was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sheila Ann Myers. 

Family and friends may gather for a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Champion Baptist Church, 556 Center Street W, Warren, OH, 44481. Interment will be private for family only at Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, OH. 

Family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH, 44004. 
 
 
 
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Canfield - Private services were held this week for William S. Manus Jr, 80, of Canfield who passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at Cleveland Clinic Medina Campus. William was born April 12, 1942, in Youngstown the son of William S. Sr. and Chaterine Frances (Duponty) Manus. He was a graduate of Boardman High School, class of 1961 and had earned his bachelor's degree from Malone College.
Bill worked for General Motors Lordstown Plant and retired in 2006 as a General Supervisor. Bill resumed his bible study from his early teens and was wanting to become a Jehovah's Witness. he was an avid sports fan and a "Jack of all trades".
Bill leaves one son, Marc Manus and his wife (Stephany) of Los Angeles, CA, one sister, Rose Mary Gleydura of Brunswick, one niece, Diane R. (Tom) Gleydura-Zavcer and one nephew, Michael J. (Kristen) Gleydura as well as three great nieces, Kallie, Kate, and Karis.
Bill was preceded in death by parents, his wife the former Judith Diana, whom he married November 30, 1968, she passed away May 3, 2019, as well as one son Christopher Manus, who pass away April 5, 2019.
All services were private, and arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.
 
 
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SALEM – John Joseph Sudol Jr., 75, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at his home. He was born March 20, 1947 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late John Joseph Sr. and Evelyn (Woloszyn) Sudol.
John was a 1965 graduate of Springfield Local High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Youngstown State University. He was a self-employed investment advisor. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. John was an avid sports fan and attended the World Series, Final Four, and the Masters. John was proud that he was able to fulfill his bucket list.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy (Girscht) Sudol whom he married October 11, 1975; son, Austin Michael of New Middletown; daughter, Rhonda Lynn (Paris) Grant-Sudol of Canton; sister, Carol (Peter) Frank of Poland; grandchildren, Taylor, Alexis, Alandea; and Avianna; nieces Kristen and Julia and nephews, Peter and Jason.
Besides his parents, a granddaughter, Agjernea also preceded him in death.
Friends and family will be received from 5:00-5:45 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Stark Memorial.
A funeral service will be held at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Neal officiating. Burial will be at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.
The family would like to extend their heart-felt gratitude to the Community Hospice team for making the last journey peaceful. Thank you to Amanda and Pastor Keith.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view John’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
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SALEM – Paul Thomas Corso (“Tom”), 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio after suffering from heart failure. Tom was born on November 7, 1939, the son of  the late Dr. Paul Corso and Marvine (Shoppell). 
Tom will be remembered most for his strong faith, devotion to his parents, love of family, and pride in country & cars. Tom was a life-long resident of Salem, Ohio, a place where he was proud to call home and everyone seemed to know him. 
Tom was a faithful servant to the Lord and parishioner of St. Paul’s Church.  During his youth, he memorized Latin responses so that he could be an altar server. He looked forward to celebrating mass, and often had masses dedicated to his late parents. Tom attended St. Paul’s primary school and graduated from Salem High School in 1958. 
Tom loved his country, and was proud to serve three years in the U.S. Army, which he spent stationed in Darmstadt, Germany. Upon his return to the U.S., Tom trained as a machinist and was hired by Cardinal Pump, where he worked until he retired in 2004. 
Tom was an avid car enthusiast and member of the Oldsmobile Club.  He enjoyed driving his cars in Salem’s parades and travelling around the country to Oldsmobile conventions. He was also a member of the Italian American and Independent Hose Clubs. Tom was very fond of his hometown, and enjoyed reminiscing with friends about the good old days, and telling his great nieces and nephews about Salem’s history. 
Tom also took great care in maintaining his home. Neighbors will recall the many hours Tom spent outside caring for his yard, which was recognized by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee as a “Blue Ribbon Digs” in July 2021. His many nieces and nephews looked forward to visiting. He always treated them to their favorite foods and made sure they enjoyed all the activities that Northeast Ohio offers. Uncle Tom bestowed on his nieces and nephews the virtue of hard work, and they would often help with yard work during their much anticipated visits.
Tom loved his family and made sure that special moments were captured and remembered. In his later years, Tom became a social media user, which provided a venue for him to share pictures of his family during their visits as well as special occasions and milestones. Uncle Tom kept in contact with extended relatives and made sure everyone was informed of the family’s happenings.
Affectionately referred to as a member of the “counter bums,” Tom would often enjoy meals and share laughs at the counters of Salem’s many fine restaurants. He loved talking to the waitresses, reuniting with old friends, and making new.  Tom was always happy to see loved ones, and will be remembered for his warm smile and genuine interest in the lives of family and friends.  Tom was a loyal and caring friend, often helping loved ones during their toughest times.  Anyone who met Uncle Tom, loved him.
 Tom leaves behind his sister Carol (Corso) and Walt Krueger; nieces Colleen (Michael) Moscone, Karen (Joseph) Leone and Kimberly (Arthur) Zapesochny; nephew Donald Paul (Ellen) Krueger; great nieces Carolyn, Charlotte, Ella, Claudia Marvine and Mariela; and great nephews Peter, Lucas, Evan, Samuel Thomas, Christian Thomas and James. His nieces and nephews are so grateful to have enjoyed so many wonderful years with their doting uncle.  He made them feel special and unconditionally loved.
Friends and family will be received from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Stark Memorial.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2022 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Peter Marsalek officiating. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.
God Bless you, Uncle Tom! You have brought joy and laughter to so many and while we will miss you dearly, we are comforted in knowing that you are happy to be home with Jesus and your loving parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church School Foundation, 925 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 chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view Tom’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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Irene M. Bright, age 93, of Newton, NC formerly of Warren, OH passed away peacefully on May 5, 2022, at Terra Bella Assisted Living in Newton, NC. She was born July 10, 1928, to the late Joseph and Anna Rakosky, in Fairmont, WV. 

She was married to the late John D. Bright on June 30, 1953, until his death on December 9, 2005. Irene is survived by a daughter, Jane A. Pastva of Largo, FL; two sons, David L. Bright of North Carolina, and James E. (Jenna) Bright of Hickory, NC; one sister, Anna Kovacs of Port St. Lucie, FL; three grandchildren, Lawrence (Flo) Rihel of Michigan, Alex (Brook) Bright of North Carolina, and Mackenzie (Mark) Bright of Charlotte, NC; along with her faithful furpup “Louie.” 

Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 12:00-2:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM. Irene will be laid to rest on Monday, May 16, 2022, in All Souls Cemetery, 3823 Hoagland Blackstub Rd. Cortland, OH 44410. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Beloit:
Richard D. Baird of Beloit passed away May 2, 2022. He was born July 12, 1962. He is survived by his wife; Tiffany. They were married August 26, 2018. Daughter; Brandy (Curtis) Pascley, sons; Jason, Tyler, sisters; Barbara, Sandy, brothers; Bobby, Bill, Jim , and 2 grandchildren; Rhyan and Ro'Heen Walton. Richard's hobbies included being outside, enjoying himself, and scrapping. he will be remembered as being tall, dark, and handsome. Per his request cremation has taken place and no public cervices will be held. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneral home.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.
 
 
 
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Raymond E. (Bub) Cline was born July 1, 1945 and  passed away  March 27, 2022.
He was Proceeded in death by wife Glenda, daughter Christine and brother Daniel.
He is survived by brother; Ronald (Ruthie),  sister Annette (Eric) Keffer, children; Richard, Tiffany and Michael, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends at  Alexander Square. He touched the lives of many and will be forever missed. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements  are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home.com.
 
 
 
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Barbara L. (Lydic) Babik 86, The Lord came early Wednesday evening, May 4, 2022, while she was praying and took her on her final journey home to Heaven.
 
She was born on May 18, 1935 in Cherry Tree, Pa., the daughter of Howard T. and Adah (Breth) Lydic Sr.
 
Barbara lived in Pennsylvania until 1951, moved to Youngstown area until 1980, when she finally settled in the Salem area.
 
She was a housekeeper for numerous families and several business over the years. She was a devout christian, and attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Bible Holiness Church in Salem and currently the Fairmount Emmanuel Church in Alliance. Barbara also enjoyed visiting churches for revivals and area camp meetings.
 
Barbara loved to cook and bake over the years. It was not uncommon for her to have family over for a visit and cook them something. She loved her family and always tried to keep up with all of them over the years. There was a time that she spent living in Dripping Springs, Tx. With her daughter.
 
When she was able, periotic visits were made to Amish Country to shop and look for special quilting things, and of course a good meal. Barbara enjoyed the outdoors, playing with flowers, making things nice and a place to sit and soak in all of Gods beautiful things. She was big into sowing and making beautiful hand made quilts. In the more recent years, she made friends with a lot of her neighbors, and testified to all about what God had done for her over her life.
 
She is survived by her children: Kathy (Mayberry) Fiumara of Dripping Springs, Tx, Barbara (Robert)(Mayberry) Greenisen of Salem, and H. Joseph Babik of Rogers, grandchildren: Anthony Fiumara and Daniel Greenisen, great grand daughter Sophia Fiumara.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by all her siblings: Maude Rich, Benjamin Lydic, Millie Vereckey, Alice Dominick, Howard Lydic Jr., and Roy Lydic.
 
Services will be on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 1 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Creamtion Services, Salem, the Rev. Aaron Echols of the church will be officiating. The burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. A time of visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 Pm and from Noon to 1 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
 
 
 
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LOUISVILLE - Dorothy L. (Weyant) Ward, formerly of Hanoverton, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Green Meadows Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Louisville with her family present to send her off to meet her loved ones in Heaven.   
Dorothy, the daughter of the late Valone V. (Bill) and Margaret “Peggy” (Vinsonhaler) Weyant was born September 10, 1934 at home in Akron, OH. The family moved to Hanoverton in 1940 and Dorothy resided there until 2018 when she moved to Green Meadows.
She was a 1952 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School. On the senior class trip to Washington D.C., she and fellow classmate Robert A. (Bob) Ward had their first official date.  They were married August 13, 1953 in Ft. Wayne, IN. They lived in Hanoverton and started their family. While the children were small, Dorothy was a stay at home mom.
Dorothy and Bob owned Ward Printing for about 50 years.  They provided printed products for customers, including local businesses, service clubs, political candidates, and United Local Schools.
Dorothy worked as the business manager at Lewis Chevrolet-Buick in Lisbon from 1968 to 1981. While there, she received many awards from the Cleveland Zone of Chevrolet for her excellence in financial accounting and timely reporting. One year, as the top business manager for the zone, she was awarded an all-expenses paid trip for two to Las Vegas.
Dorothy also worked at Weyant Paint and Wallcovering in Salem as the business manager from 1981 until the store closed. A true jack-of-all-trades, she ran the retail store, assisted customers, ordered inventory, restocked shelves, and kept the coffee pot going.
As an active member of the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, Dorothy served as a Sunday School teacher, helped with Vacation Bible School, and sang in the adult choir. Dorothy was instrumental in the weekly Youth Club founded by the congregation in the mid-1960s, initially running the kitchen for the supper meal provided to all participants. In its heyday, the Youth Club had 125 children attending weekly. Eventually Dorothy was asked to take over as Youth Club director and also provide the classroom instruction for the 8th grade class preparing for Confirmation. In recognition of her leadership skills, Dorothy was asked, and installed, as an Elder of the congregation, the first woman to be chosen for this role in the congregation.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert A. (Bob) Ward on March 3, 2012 and her two brothers, Vinson V. Weyant and William G. (Bill) Weyant. 
She is survived by her children, Susan (Tom) Drotleff of Salem, Peggy Mix and Becky Crawford of Hanoverton, Vinson (Leslie) Ward, and Sandra (Bruce) Tedeschi of Kensington;  11 grandchildren, Beth Mix (Josh) Swogger, Steven (Kimberly) Mix, Christine Mix (Larry) Firth, Mark Drotleff, Melanie Drotleff  (Mike) Hughes, Chelsea Crawford (Josh) Sanders, Kaleb (Laura) Ward, Jacob Ward, Megan Collopy (Arthur Greeneisen), Matthew (Brandi) Tedeschi, and Haylie Tedeschi (Ben) Cooper; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sisters-in law, Diane Dornon Weyant, Diane Mussick Weyant, and Vera Ward (Robert) Erasmus, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Stark Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, May 11, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday morning, May 12, 2022 at the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Tom Allmon officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, 10226 Plymouth St., Hanoverton, OH 44423.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view Dorothy’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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James “Jim” Edward Schrader, 86, of Lakeland, Florida, born in Canton, Ohio on September 13, 1935, entered into eternal rest on April 14, 2022. He was a member of Kathleen Masonic Lodge No. 338, and the Scottish Rite. He retired after 25 years of service as a fire fighter for Canton City Fire Department, 1964-1989. He enjoyed golfing, and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, and NASCAR. He was preceded in death by wife, Virginia Mae Schrader; infant son, Mark Schrader; grandson, Bryan Schrader; and parents, George and Mary Schrader. He is survived by children, Scott Schrader (Connie) of East Canton, and Stacey Thomas of Lakeland, Fl; grandchildren, Chris (Nikki), Summer, Autumn, and Hunter; and great-grandchildren, Addison, and Ashtyn.
A memorial service will be 6pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Becky Evanoff officiating. The family will receive friends 5-6pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Jim will be laid to rest, beside his wife, 10am Wednesday morning in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
 
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Marjorie Gessner, 95, died On Saturday May 7th surrounded by her family. She leaves a void of love for her family to fill, knowing that someday they will see her again. Born May 22, 1926 in Youngstown, to Ella German Brown and Charles Brown, moving to Austintown at age 2. She was a member of Austintown Community Church and married the love of her life Albert “George” Gessner on June 7, 1947. She was a proud graduate of Fitch Class of 1944. Described as “always on the go,” she organized their reunions until their 75th reunion in 2019. Marjorie excelled at typing and shorthand, working as a secretary at Hynes Steel Company in Austintown. She later worked at Postal Church Services and InfoCision. When K-Mart opened she applied for a cashier’s position- leaving her interview as the Advertising Manager for both Austintown and Boardman stores. Talented at crocheting, sewing, cooking, and baking, she made each grandchild a special afghan when they went to college and sent her grandson, a Marine serving in Afghanistan, a camouflage afghan to give to his troops when he returned home. She sewed dresses for little girls in Haiti and organized Roast Beef Dinners to fund the church’s handicap accessibility by making dozens of homemade pies with the ladies of the church. Known for her Easter candy, she was a frequent guest on WFMJ's Marjorie Mariner's Kitchen Corner Show, won Best of Show Awards at the Canfield Fair, and represented Mahoning County in Ohio Edison's Baking Championship at the Ohio State Fair. An active Austintown community member, she was in the Sweetbriar Ladies Club, Austintown PTA, VFW Post 4237 Auxiliary, and served as President of Mahoning County VFW Auxiliary. She opened and operated Regency House Bingo in 1974 to benefit the Warren Jr. Military Band and VFW Post 4237, later helping establish Bingo to fund Falcon Stadium’s all-weather track. She volunteered to fundraise for the PTA, Austintown and Warren Jr. Military Band Parents, and Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. The Bingo raised money for the military band to travel throughout the U.S., England, Scotland, and Wales for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and to Hawaii twice. She and band parent Marjorie Harkabus flew to Hawaii, organizing the band’s 1980 trip. They believed wool band uniforms were too hot- so they and other mothers sewed 110 pair of shorts and Hawaiian shirts for the band’s performances. She took her sewing machine on the plane and completed the shirts from her hotel on Waikiki Beach. Strong, independent, and stubborn, she had a never-give-up attitude and lived a life giving and helping others. She enjoyed crafts, Bingo, and Slot Machines. She most treasured her family, letting everyone know her pride in her children and grandchildren. When her husband passed in 1985, she focused on her grandchildren and delighted in her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and her husband. She leaves her children, Dr. Larry (Renee) Gessner of Birmingham, Bliss (James) Dickerson of Canton and Attorney Brad (Mary Lou) Gessner of Austintown, grandchildren Branden Hostetler, Jason Dickerson, Troy Gessner, Lauren Walker, Kylie Gessner, Conor Gessner, and great-grandchildren Madelynn, Wyatt, Irene, Alena and Emersyn. As someone “always on the go,” she helped everyone and left this world a better place. She survived cancer 11 years ago with the phrase, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." She leaves a legacy to her grandchildren to never give up. Her family thanks Transitions Hospice and the staff at The Inn at Ironwood for their love and care this past year. Friends may call on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 11 AM until Noon at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where services will be held at Noon. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
 
 
 
 
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BOARDMAN-Theresa A. DeRobbio, 77, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born April 2, 1945 in Youngstown, the daughter of Louis and Sophia (Chwalik ) DeLuca. Theresa was an Investigator for Ohio Job and Family Services, retiring in 2009. She was a 1963 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. Theresa was a member of the AFSME Union. She loved family gatherings, shopping, crafts and dinning out. Theresa is survived by her nephews, Louis (Milissa) DeLuca of Poland and Anthony (Phoebe) DeLuca of Sarasota, FL; her great niece and nephews, Audrey, Harrison and David DeLuca; her sister-in-law, Georgieanne Abrams of Struthers; her devoted friend, Judy D’Onofrio of Boardman and many loved aunt/uncles and cousins. Besides her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony DeLuca. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11th at St. Charles Church, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Material contributions in Theresa’s name may be given to Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, (1-888-622-8527). 
 
 
 
 
 
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Canfield – Mary Lou Murray, 84, of Canfield, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at Austinwoods Care Center. Mary Lou was born July 1, 1937, in Youngstown the daughter of Paul and Mary Louise (James) Murray. She was a 1955 graduate of South High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Cafaro Company until her retirement in 2002. Mary Lou was a member of Berlin Center United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, active with the Junior Church program and the nursery. She was also active in the American Women’s Business Association (AWBA). Marylou was an active bowler for many years, bowling in as many as three leagues within one week. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved watching the Game Show Chanel. She leaves a brother, Don (Dorothy) Murray of Sebring and one sister, Diane (Russ) Libb of Berlin Center, as well as several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and even great-great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by two brothers, Darwyn and Bob Murray. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at noon at Berlin Center United Methodist Church where friends may call from 10 AM until Noon. 
 
 
 
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Alliance:
Cecil William Hahn, age 85, passed away at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital on May 4, 2022. He was born April 22, 1937, on Knox Township to the late Clark and Lorna Hahn. He was a 1955 graduate of Goshen Union High School. Cecil was a retired truck driver/farmer. He was a former member of Knox Ruritans. He was also a member of the Reading Church of the Brethren. Cecil's wife; Janice Carson Hahn passed away April 26, 1994. They were married June 14, 1959. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death his two brothers; Keith in 1999, Lewis in 1965, and Bruce in 2018. 
Left to cherish his memory, are his children; Cheryl (Michael) Good, Blane (Cheryl) Hahn, and Vickie Hume, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, siblings; Maxine Redfoot, Elaine Bonar, and Raymond Hahn,  and several nieces and nephews. 
A Funeral service will take place Monday at 2pm at the Chapel at Higland Memorial with Pastor Paul Bozman officiating. 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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Salem- Claire F Weingart, 89, of Salem, Ohio died May 7th, 2022 at home surrounded by family.
Born February 21, 1933 to Fred and Florence Weingart. He founded Weingart Brothers, Inc.  in 1961 with his brother Neil.  Together they masterfully built and remodeled homes throughout northeast Ohio for 40 years. He was also a licensed real estate agent.
He was an active member of Bunker Hill Methodist Church and a 1951 graduate of Goshen Union High School. An avid sports fan, he played football, basketball and baseball in high school and was a member of the Salem Merchants baseball team during his early years. He also coached baseball with the Hot Stove League for 20 years.
Claire is survived by his wife Audrey (Wyss) Weingart whom he married October 1, 2002, 2 daughters: Catherine Loudon of Palm City, FL, Cynthia Hoffman~Wrobel of Norton, OH, 4 sons: Jon(Judy) Weingart of Massillon, OH, Jerry (Karen) Weingart of Alliance, OH, Jason Weingart of New Castle, PA and Joel (Amy) Weingart of Murfreesboro, TN, a stepson Sam (Becky) Wyss of Murrysville, PA: brother Galen Weingart of Grove City, OH, his 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson.
 
In addition, he is survived by his beloved caregiver, Jacqi Bradt of Salem Visiting Angels.
Claire was predeceased by his wife Celesta (Woolf) Weingart August 23, 2001, whom he married October 16, 1950; his son Jeffrey L. Weingart, his daughter-in-law Trina (Seaburn) Weingart, and 4 sons-in-law Terry Hoffman, Dana Loudon, Frank Wrobel, and John Barton and a grandson, Roy Wyss. He was also predeceased by 3 sisters: Eldora Burke, Verna Sickle and Jean Malmsberry, 2 brothers: Daryl and Neil Weingart.
A private memorial service will be held at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Boys Town at boystown.org
View this obituary and send condolences online at www.starkmemorial.com
 
 
 
 
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Robert A. “Bob” Hanna, 86, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at home surrounded by family, after a brief illness. Bob was born May 11, 1935, in Niles, Ohio the son of Joseph J. and Elizabeth (Salem) Hanna and was a lifelong resident of Warren. He graduated from Warren G. Harding in 1953 and promptly went to work at General Electric Trumbull Lamp. In 1956 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. where he proudly served for two years as a Private First Class. After his discharge from the USMC, he returned to Trumbull Lamp where he continued his career as a Maintenance Foreman for 37 years, before Bob pulled the gates closed at the plant, the plant was closed, and he retired in 1990. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball, playing catch, talking about old times, old friends, old cars, and spending time with his family. He was a diehard Cleveland sports fan, whether it was baseball, football, or basketball, and you could always hear him yelling at the television when they were on. His smile, love, and bellowing laughter will be greatly missed by all. 

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Pamela Garghill; a son, Robert (Diana) Hanna of Champion; a daughter, Pamela (Jim Spain) Hanna of Howland; two grandchildren, Roger R. Reel III of Akron; Taryn (Jordan) Roberts of Howland; a sister-in-law, Karen Garghill of Warren; two brothers-in-law, James Garghill of Port Clinton and Gary Garghill of Warren, as well as many nieces, cousins and nephews. Besides his parents, Bob is preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Trocchio, a brother, Richard “Rick” Hanna, a son, John Hanna, and a grandson, Ryland Robert Reel. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Grace Hospice for their warmth, understanding, and compassion over these last few weeks. 

Per Bob’s wishes, there will be no services. Family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
 
 
 
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SALEM - Hobart McCue Jr., 92, died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Salem North Healthcare Center in Salem, OH. He was born February 13, 1930 in Mt. Pleasant, OH, the youngest of four children to Hobart McKinley and Anne Lucille (Neeley) McCue. 
He was a life-long member of the Friends Church both in Mt. Pleasant and later at the Salem First Friends church.
He married Esther C. Dickerson on October 9, 1951 and left three days later to begin his service in the United States Army.  He spent time in Japan and Korea during the Korean War from 1951- 1952.
Hobart worked at the Hanna Coal Company in Cadiz, OH, from 1956-1966 before becoming one of the first hirees at the new General Motors plant in Lordstown.  He retired after 28 years in 1992.
He was a hard worker with a solution for fixing just about anything. He enjoyed bowling in leagues for many years. His true passion was on the golf course where he played on a variety of championship teams and enjoyed golfing with his friends.
His wife, Esther preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter,  Doris C. (Terry) Hoopes of Salem; son, Clark J. (Nanene) McCue of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren:  Sara C. Hoopes, Alex C. (Tiffany) Hoopes and Erin McCue, and three great-grandchildren: Lillian, Carter and Adira. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, one brother and two sisters, also preceded him in death.
Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.  A private burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, OH.
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Hobart’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
 
 
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"Together Again"
Doris “Dorie” Elaine Walker, age 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, May 6, 2022. Dorie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on January 7, 1933, to the late Mary and Warren Blandford, of Louisville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob, who passed away in 2005. They were married on July 30, 1954.
She is survived by: daughters Ann Warnock, of Nicholasville, Ky., and Gail (Dale) Kandel, of Louisville, and son Bill (Susie), of West Boylston, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, Katie (Jerry) Diddle, Frank (Katie) Warnock, Stephanie (William) Kist, Kurt (Carla) Kandel, Kyle (Keely) Kandel, Stacey (Andy) Wolfe, Bob (Vanessa) Walker, Dan (Abby) Walker, Shonna (Sandor Bosci) Walker, Sarah (Sean) Gile, and Emily Walker and her fiancé, Aaron Pearl; as well as 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Pikulik, and brothers, Clyde, Paul, Charles and Ian Blandford.
Dorie was a 1951 graduate of Louisville High School and graduated in 1954 from the Aultman School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at Aultman Hospital for 35 years.
Dorie was a 60-plus-year member of Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, where she was actively involved in her younger years with the Friendship Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, reading, and sewing, and she left her family with many handmade quilts and Christmas stockings to cherish.
She will be remembered for her dedication to family, her quick smile, her dependable bedside manner, and her many talents. She is dearly missed by her large, loving family, with whom she was present and engaged until her last days.
Funeral services will be 11am Friday, May 13 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Kandel officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Friday morning at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Aultman Alliance Hospice or to the Christ United Methodist Church (Louisville) Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
 
 
 
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LISBON - Rebecca J. Kerr passed peacefully with her loving husband, James F. Kerr and her niece, Karen by her side.  Becky was born in June 15, 1941 in Canton, OH, the 9th child of 10 and only daughter of the late Marion E. Quillen, Sr. and Georgia M. (Miller) Quillen Hutchinson.
Becky was a 1959 graduate of Glenwood High School.  Her greatest loves in life were her husband, her family, her cat, Jett, dog Corky, playing solitaire and Italian food.  She enjoyed helping special needs children as a teacher’s aide and serving as a chaperone with her husband, Jim on many school trips.
Becky is survived by her dear husband, Jim of 52 years, along with her sibling: James Quillen (FL), Robert Quillen (GA) and Victor Quillen (FL).  She was an aunt to 28 nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Marion E. Quillen Jr., George C. Quillen, Charles T. Quillen, Herbert P. Quillen, Jon G. Quillen and Clinton L. Quillen. 
A memorial service will be held by family at a later date.
Becky will be laid to rest with her mother at North Lawn Cemetery in North Canton. 
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
 
 
 
 
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Millie M. (Workman) Dourm, 75, passed away on May 4, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. Millie was born on November 15, 1946, in Logan, West Virginia the daughter of Howard and Marie Workman. On May 9, 1991, she was united in marriage to Paul E. Dourm with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. A graduate of Logan High School, Marie was self-employed in the restaurant business. A woman of faith she was a member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and the family dog Gunner. She is survived by her husband Paul, sons Tom McCreary, Gary McCreary, Chris Dourm, daughter Anna Dourm, grandchildren Tommi Lynn, Kody Thomas, Natasha and Savanna, 7 great grandchildren and her brother Don Workman. She was preceded in death by her sister Juanita Kiss and stepdaughter Maggie Dourm. 

Visitation will be held Monday May 9, 2022, from 10:00 – 12:00 PM at Lane Funeral Homes Mineral Ridge Chapel followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM. Millie will be laid to rest at North Jackson Cemetery. To leave condolences to the family please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
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Maryanna Sweitzer, aged 85, went home to be with the Lord on May 4th, 2022, from her home in Marlboro Township, where she was surrounded by members of her family.
She was born Bertha Maryanna Simmons on October 17th, 1936 in Beallsville OH. Like her three other siblings, she preferred to be called by her middle name.
She grew up in Laings, OH, where she attended school until her family moved to the Alliance area during her Junior year of High School. She then attended Alliance High School, where she was named a member of the National Honor Society. After graduating in 1953, she worked as a legal secretary.
During this time, Maryanna met Henry Sweitzer of Marlboro Township, whom she married in 1956. They were married for 60 years. Their first child was born in 1957, and she left the workforce to become a full-time mother until 1967, when she attended Kent State University. Following graduation with a teaching degree in 1973, she began work as an educator at Washington Elementary School. She also taught at Lexington Elementary before moving to Marlboro Elementary for the rest of her teaching career.
She spent her retirement travelling with her husband and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She volunteered as a librarian at Stark County Christian Academy and performed fundraising activities for Ohio Valley College. She was also active as a Sunday School teacher at the Union Avenue Church of Christ.
Maryanna is survived by her son Kirby (Janice) Sweitzer of Jackson Township, and daughters  Sue Ann (Larry) Ray of Marlboro Township, and Joanna (Randy) Allen of Canton. She had seven grandchildren – Benjamin Faust of Crowley, TX, and Abigail (Robbie) St. Louis of Ravenna, OH; Clinton (Emily) Sweitzer of Worthington, OH, Joel (Annie) Sweitzer of Marysville, OH, and Keith Sweitzer of Rochester NY;  Anthony (Sandi) Ray of North Canton, and Aleta (Lucas) Smithbauer of Bridgeport WV; and seven great-grandchildren – Henry, Rosalia, and Sadie Sweitzer; Ameila, Eleanor, and Adeline Ray; and Raya Smithbauer.  Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter and Bertha Simmons; brothers Jake, Larry, and Guy; husband, Henry; and her daughter, Connie.
Calling hours will be at Cassaday- Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance, OH from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday, May 8th, and from 10am to 11am at the Alliance Church of Christ, 9371 McCallum Ave NE, Alliance on Monday, May 9th. Funeral services will be at 11am on May 9th at the Alliance Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial gifts be made to the Alliance Church of Christ.    
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Rory A. Mummert, age 60, of Alliance, passed away on May 1, 2022.
He was born on October 22, 1961 in Alliance to Raymond Mummert and Dorothy Bentfeld. 
Rory was a jack of all trades; he worked as a Union Journeyman Roofer at East Central Ohio Building and Trades Council Local #88. He was an Inside Guard at Alliance Fraternal Order of Eagles #2174 and was a member of the Roma Society. Rory enjoyed camping, reading Westerns and learning about history. He would camp in various wooded areas in Alliance and Sebring, no matter the season.  Rory also collected many things including coins, stamps, Zippo lighters and ball caps.
He is survived by his sister, Trudy Mummert Collage; brothers, Larry Mummert and Walter Mummert II; nephews, Jamie D. Mummert and Jeremie D. Mummert who Rory refered to as, "Yo Twin", Scott Hubbs of Daytona, FL, Terry Collage and Timothy R. Collage; and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy Hubbs.
A funeral service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Saturday, May 7th at 4:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior.  Pastor Kirk Martin will officiate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Carol Ann Messenheimer, age 65, of Alliance, was called home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2022.She was born on May 11, 1956 in to John and Helen (Patrick) Mottern. 
Carol was a 1975 graduate of Marlington High School.  After many years of employment, she retired in 2019 from Coastal Pet Products and served as a lifeguard at the YMCA and Timashamie campground. Carol also worked as a weekend waitress at Mt. Union Diner.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Travis J. Messenheimer; a grandson, Alex Messenheimer; two sisters, Sharron (Jim) Springer and Deborah (Tim) Owens; nephews, Brian (Kelly) Owens, Chris Owens, Aaron (Brittany) Owens, Zach Owens; great-nephews, Noah, Ian and Ryder Owens, Matthew and Finley Owens, and Liam Turner; and great-nieces, Madeline Oaks, Emily and Scarlet Owens, and Lila Turner.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A visitation will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Monday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m with a visitation one hour prior. Reverend Timothy Muse will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.   
The funeral service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at the bottom of her obituary on the funeral home's website.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St, Canfield, Ohio 44406.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
 
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Those beautiful blue eyes looked at the world for one last glance on Sunday, May 1 – May Day – when Alice Jean Yates Pappa left us, off on her next big adventure. 

Alice was born in Hubbard, Ohio on a Wednesday, March 22, 1933. She had a varied list of occupations, from here to Florida, from bank teller to hostess. But the most important job she ever had was as a wife and mother, hands down. 

The list of things in life that tickled her fancy is itself a list far too long to include in this announcement. The short list is: bling, boho, fashion, the ocean, a bit of Wild Turkey, and her family, not necessarily in that order. 

She was deeply cherished by her sons, Fred and Rick, by their life partners, Randi and Edna, and her grandson Rick, Jr. She also had a great grandson, and she dreamed of trekking off to Arizona to see him one day.  

She also leaves here her sisters-in-law Betty Lou DiPiero and Linda Pappa, many nieces and nephews and their families, special friends Gerry Hallapy and Betty Robertson, and a number of people to whom she was special, from here to Florida. 

Alice’s parents, Richard and Annie Yates, crossed over long ago, as did her parents-in-law Peppers and Mary Pappa, three brothers-in-law Jack Pappa and Jimmy Pappa, and Hank DiPiero, and her sister-in-law Fran. Big Fred has been waiting for the love of his life for close to 5 years now, at the Rainbow Bridge, with Rebel, one with arms open wide, the other with tail wagging. 

Family and friends may visit from 11-12:00PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel, located at 6923 Warren Sharon Rd in Brookfield, with a memorial service to follow at 12:00PM at the funeral home. 

Family and friends may also view the service live and send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com. The live stream will be on Alice’s page in her Tribute Wall. 
 
 
 
 
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Ronald Thomas “Tom” Hood, 81 of Austintown died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth/Mercy Health Hospital of Youngstown, surrounded by his family of complications of COPD. Tom was born June 13, 1940 in Salem, Ohio, a son of the late Thomas A. and Hazel I.(Gray) Hood and was a lifelong area resident.

 
 He graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1958 and was an Operating Engineer for Local Union #66 for over 35 years before retiring. Tom was a member of St. George Croatian Lodge #66, and the I.U.O.E. Local #66 District 2 Retirees Club. He was an outstanding bowler, a pool shark, a drag racer, a barefoot skier and a certified scuba diver. Tom loved going to casinos, especially his trips to Las Vegas. He also enjoyed golfing and looked forward to the outings with the “sarcastic crew”. 

 
He leaves his wife, the former Shirley Ann Vargo, whom he married November 8, 1969; two daughters, Carrie Ann Hood of Austintown and Shelby Lynn Farkas of Strongsville and four grandchildren, Ross Parker Bailey, Zoe Skylar Bailey, Thomas Austin Farkas and Benjamin Eli Farkas. He will also be missed by his beloved cat, Frankie. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:45 am at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, followed by a funeral service at noon .

 
Tom suffered from COPD for years and his message to everyone is DON’T SMOKE! The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Angels for Animals, 4750W. South Range Rd.. ,Canfield 44406 
 
 
 
 
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Charlene Marie (Olesky) Vanasdale, 57, passed away April 28 at her home in West Columbia, SC. 
Charlene is survived by her loving husband, Eric Boomhower, former spouse, Cary Vanasdale, her four children; Carianne, Christopher, Conner and Cassie and three step-children; Monica, Jessica and Bobby. She also leaves behind her father, Charles Olesky, and four siblings: Chuck (Joyce), Sonya (Kevin), Steve (Lisa) and Michael (Kelli) and one step-brother, Eric Carano. She was predeceased by her mother, Sandra Olesky. Charlene was also loved by numerous other close friends and family members. All will remember Charlene for her beautiful smile, her warm heart, her brilliant mind, and the unwavering strength of her generous spirit. 
Charlene was born in Youngstown, June 12, 1964. She graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1982 and worked for many years at St. Lucie Eye Associates in Port St. Lucie, FL, where she was described by coworkers as “the best Opthalmic Technician we ever had.” Charlene found great joy in spending time with her family and friends. She loved watching her children participate in sports and the performing arts. She was a passionate (albeit long-suffering) Cleveland Browns fan. She loved country music (Garth Brooks, most of all) and going to concerts. She enjoyed watching cooking shows. She had a sweet tooth for chocolate and almost any kind of cake. She will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends may call from 10 AM until Noon on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where services will be held at Noon. 
In lieu of flowers, Charlene’s family asks consideration for donations in her name to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
 
 
 
 
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Robert “Bob” L. Fowler passed away peacefully at his home on April 30, 2022 with his wife, Jill, at his side. Bob was born on December 17, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Frances Eustis and Robert L. Fowler. Bob grew up in Niles and then moved to Howland where he graduated in 1965. After high school, he attended Santa Barbara City College in California and graduated with an associate’s degree. Returning to the area he worked at Lordstown General Motors. 

Inspired by the many art galleries and specialty shops he visited in California, Bob felt the area needed a premiere gallery and custom frame shop. For over 45 years, Bob and his gallery manager, Regi Whitsel, helped clients choose art work for their homes, preserve family history, display memorabilia, and frame that precious first finger painting. He customized art work and pictures for businesses, hospitals, car dealerships, restaurants, nursing homes and government buildings incorporating local historic pictures and scenic spots. Recently, his gallery featured local artists. 

Bob was a board member and past president of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland. He helped with fundraising events for the Center and created Christmas photo keepsakes for the children and their families. He was one of the original members of The Business Connection, a group of local business and professionals who meet with the sole purpose of helping each other succeed. 

As the man behind the lens, Bob photographed everything including, parades, marathons, racing events, weddings, reunions, scenes across the country, nature, family, and his beloved German Shepherds. He was the first to take selfies before it was cool. 

His love for adventurous activities spent with his wife, family, and friends led to weekends skiing on the slopes, boating and tubing on the lakes, four wheeling in the forests, pit crewing at the race track for his wife’s go-karting, scuba diving in the south seas, and motorcycling thru the back roads searching for the next best diners, drive-ins and dives. 

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Jill whom he married November 15, 1987. He also leaves behind his sister-in-laws; June (the late Frank) Fowler, Lynn (Tom) Gombos, Joyce (the late Rick) Mahan; nieces and nephews, Michael (Peggy) Fowler, Leanne Hinkel, Rick Mahan, Michael Gombos and Gretchen Gombos; great nieces and nephews, Zachary Hale, Alexandra, Sabrina and Ethan Fowler, Andie and Mia Mahan and Braunson Craft; great-great niece and nephew Zyia and Rebel Hale. In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his sister Sarah (Anthony) LaPolla, and a niece Cindy Hale. 

Family and friends may visit from 4-7:00PM on Thursday May 5, 2022 at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. 
A memorial service will be held on Friday May 6, 2022 at 10:00AM at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bob’s memory to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland Wilson Rd., Warren, Ohio 44484 or at the web site www.neocrc.org, or Howland Professional Firefighters Local 2786, 169 Niles Cortland Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44484. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
 
 
 
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SALEM – William Gary Garlock, 76, died Monday, May 2, 2022 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. He was born Sunday, November 11, 1945 in Salem, Ohio, son of the late Otha and Martha (McCartney) Garlock.
William was a member of the Salem Eagles #316.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling.  He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his wife Joanie (Kniseley) Garlock, whom he married January 29, 1966; a son, William T. (Christine) Garlock of Minerva, OH; a daughter Amy J. (Tom) Hahn of Homeworth, OH; grandchildren, Mason Hahn, Taryn Hahn, Catie (Hahn) Semer, Harlee Garlock, Dylan Garlock, Caleb Garlock and Fallon Garlock.
Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by an infant son Timothy Garlock and son Jim Garlock.
Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Stark Memorial, 1014 E. State St., 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.
To view Williams's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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John W. “Wayne” Edwards, age 86, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Born October 29, 1935, he was the son of Earl and Sylvia (Williams) Edwards.
Wayne suffered from Polio in his younger years, but despite the challenge that it imposed upon his mobility, he worked for as many years as he could.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Earl Taylor, and his life-time partner Ingrid Raleigh.  He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law James and Dorothy Edwards, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, 5001 Everhard Rd., Canton, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12 noon, with Pastor Rick Brown officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.
 
 
 
 
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Ray M. Burt, Sr. 


Ray M. Burt, Sr. of Hubbard, died early Saturday morning at Hospice House of Poland following a courageous battle with cancer. Ray was born March 16, 1953 in Youngstown, a son of the late Lee Michael and Lois Ella (Heckman) Burt and was a lifelong area resident. He attended North High School with the class of ’72 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician assigned to Strategic Air Command at Griffiss Air Force Base. Following active duty service, Ray continued his service obligation in the reserves. He worked at Hynes Industries for 19 years, retiring in 2007. Ray was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 737 of Lake Milton, Catholic War Veterans Post #1292 of Youngstown, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3298 of Austintown, the Moose Lodge #186 of Warren, and the St. George Croatian Center of Youngstown. He looked forward to socializing with his friends at the social clubs when he was physically able, singing karaoke to some of his favorite songs, and talking about cars, but most important was spending time with his family. He never dwelled on his illness, and he was always grateful for his faith, his family, and his friends. His positive attitude and sense of humor will leave a lasting impact on those that knew him best. He will be dearly missed. He leaves a daughter, Mary (John) Schemelia of Boardman; three sons, Ray Burt, Jr. of Middleburg Heights, Lee Burt of Poland, Kenneth (Brittany) Burt of Columbia, PA; four grandchildren, Lauren, Shawn, Ryan, and Logan. Ray also leaves three sisters, Margaret Houy of Hubbard, Evelyn Moore of Boardman, and Gail (Wayne Hayward) Miller of Campbell. Besides his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Rayner, and brothers-in-law James Miller, Albert Rayner, Dale Moore, and Fritz Houy. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Friends may also call on Friday at 10:30 a.m at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Dr., Boardman, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am . Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors. The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Good Hope Lutheran Church. 
 
 
 
 
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Myrna E. Fimognari, 78, died April 27, 2022, after a brief illness. She was born September 19, 1944, in Meadville, PA. Daughter of the late John Bower and Isabelle Hogue Bower, the family moved to Warren, Ohio in 1955. Myrna was a graduate of Warren G Harding, class of 1962. She was part of the Warren Women’s Bowling Association. Served as president of the Echoettes, bowling on Tuesday nights for many years. After 31 years of service, she retired from her secretarial position at Copperweld. In her retirement years she stayed active and took up babysitting for her nieces and nephews.  
Myrna was known to be the life of the party. She enjoyed dinning out, casinos, dancing, bingo, and spending time with family. She was preceded in death by sister, Maxine Barron, brother Michael Bower, nephew Christopher Bower. Her beloved cat Mystery gave her great comfort in her later years. Survivors include Brother John (Karen) Bower, sister, Bonnie Evans, nieces, Karen Blair, Sharon Rumbarger, Cathie Evans and Tracy Barron, Laurie Bower, nephew Michael Bower, and many great nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours will be held from 11am-12pm on Thursday May 5, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts Clark Chapel. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Park, where she will be laid to rest next to beloved sister Maxine.  
 
 
 
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Byron Linear, age 70, of Canton, passed away on April 29, 2022.
He was born on March 30, 1952 in Alliance to Everett and Velma (Anderson) Linear. 
Byron graduated from Alliance High School in 1970. He then attended Akron Barber College and started his career as a barber. Byron enjoyed exchanging “Tall Tales” with his customers. He was also a well-known, accomplished, keyboard player and helped found the Bel-Airs music group.
Those left to cherish his memory are his nieces, Ashley Linear, Jennifer Linear, and Elsie Bennett; nephews, Michael A. Linear, Brent E. Linear Jr. and Brent E. Linear Sr.; aunt, Virginia Linear; uncle, Matthew (Ruby) Anderson; favorite cousins, Robert (Vergie) Proctor, Rev. Valerie Scott, Melba Susan Linear and Thomas Linear; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Artis M. Linear; aunts, Bertha Blackburn, Helen Joyce and Mable Anderson; and uncle, Hobart Linear.
A memorial service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on Friday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Pastor Willie Bell will officiate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
 
 
 
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Barbara Lynn “Peach” Stein (Cowie), 64, of Salem, passed away on April 30, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 21, 1957.
Barbara had many talents. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening, reading books, playing word games and cards are a few things she would do in her spare time. She loved her family very much and she will be missed by all that knew her.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Robert Stein of 23 years; children, Josh Stein, Jennifer Pierce, and Matthew (Jaime) Ade; grandchildren, Olivia Stein, Emma and Ellie Bibbee, and Naliana Ade; and she leaves behind many siblings; Kathleen Betso (Cowie), Sue (Richard) Ross, David Cowie, Judy (John) Ossachuk, Marty (Trudy) Cowie, Mary (Curt) Maguire, and Mark (Toni) Cowie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Cowie Sr.; Elaine and Denis Davin; step-daughter, Bobbie Jo Stein, daughter, Rebecca Ade and brother, Robert “Bob” Cowie Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org or towards National Suicide Prevention https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at Stark Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with a time of family sharing at 6:30 p.m. A livestream will be available on the Stark Memorial Facebook page and a recording of the service will be available under the obituary online.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
To view Barbara’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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CANFIELD - Jack A. Proverbs, 84, died Saturday, April 30, 2022 at his residence, with his family by his side.
Jack was born on March 18, 1938, in Youngstown, the son of the late John and Ruth Parry Proverbs.
Jack was a brick layer in Union Local 8 for 43 years.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1961 to 1976.
Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and shooting skeet. In his younger years he enjoyed racing cars.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Schmidt Proverbs, whom he married Sept. 2, 1961; children, Timothy (Beverly) Proverbs of Salem and Lisa Proverbs of Canfield; grandchildren, Chelsea (Mike) Patoray, Kayla (Jack) Dawson, Jenna (Tommy) O'Donnell and Nicole (John) Pifer; and great-grandchildren, Sloane and Jack Dawson; and Austin and Trevor O'Donnell.
Friends and family will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Stark Memorial, 1014 E. State St., 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.
To view Jack's obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
 
 
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Ida Lucarelli, 89 of Lordstown, died early Friday morning at Humility House, surrounded by her family. Ida was born December 17, 1932 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Didiana) Iaderosa and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from East High School and worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for Ranalli and Borda Builders and then Adolf Johnson and Son Contracting Co., retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mineral Ridge and also their Women's Guild She enjoyed going to antique car shows, the casino and traveling with her husband. Ida was an excellent cook and loved to entertain her family.


She looked forward to spending time with her family, especially her two grandsons. Her husband, Albert Lucarelli,Sr., whom she married November 9, 1957, died November 2, 2015. She leaves her son, Albert (Sara) Lucarelli of Manhattan Beach, CA; two daughters, Ida Wright of Lordstown, Annette Marie (fiance' Ken Martin) Lucarelli of Macedonia; two grandsons, Jonathan and Michael Lucarelli. She also leaves a sister,Muffy Burrelli of Youngstown. Besides her parents and her husband, Ida was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Acierno and Dorothy Fabry.
 Friends may call on Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel from 5:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. Prayers will be 9:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mineral lRidge.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Humility House for their outstanding care given to Ida. 
 
Obituary for Rella Ramsey
Rella Mae (Myers) Ramsey, 91, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at home in Alliance on Friday, April 29, 2022 with her son at her side. 

Born on September 23, 1930 in Alliance, to John D. and Sylvia (Shively) Myers, she lived in Alliance all of her life. 
A 1949 graduate of Alliance High School, she also attended the Cleveland Bible College. 

Rella was employed as a nurse at Alliance City Hospital and also helped at Virginia's Day Care Center. 

Rella loved to cook and bake. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, arts and crafts and family genealogy. 

Survivors include her son, Randall A. Ramsey of Alliance; granddaughter, Kristy (Ryan Milburn) Hawley; grandson, Dustin (Tori) Hawley; six great-grandchildren, Makenna Smith, Alexis Hawley, Alexander Hawley, Elilee Milburn, Kinsleigh Milburn and Tristan Milburn; a brother, John O. (Hilda) Myers; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death was her husband, James "Pat" Ramsey, whom she married on September 17, 1965 and who died on July 5, 2008; her two daughters, Renea and Beth Ann; her parents; and four sisters, Thelma Smith, Grace Smith, Lillian Hicks and Wilda Royer. 

Private funeral services will be held. Burial will immediately follow at Alliance City Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, www.crossroadshospice.com . 
You are invited to view Rella'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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Ronald Lee Ingledue 72, of (Franklin Twp) Hanoverton, died at 12:26 AM Thursday, April 28, 2022, surrounded by family at his home.
 
He was born on November 13, 1949, at home in Salem, the son of Charles and Gertrude A. (Roessler) Ingledue.
 
Ron was a lifetime area resident and was last employed at Colfor Mfg. In Salem. He also was a mechanic for Jeff Gorby. He had attended United Local Schools.
 
In his younger years, he was quite the man. You may not ever know where he might pop up. A social type of guy, traveling around and finding a good game of pool, smoking cigarettes, talk about old cars and put down a couple cold ones or more. A true lover of the old country music that allowed him to kick up his heel and do some dancing.
 
There was a time where he went hunting and fishing with his son. They just enjoyed the outdoors to the fullest. He found enjoyment out putting up hay, feeding the cattle, wrenching on the farm equipment and being with his family. The many memories that were made in the evenings around big bonfires, him joking around, being silly after having had some to drink. If he was not out making sure the grass was properly groomed, he was probably in watching a good movie.
Ron loved his entire family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
He is survived by his son Ronald C (Ruth) Ingledue, grandchildren; Matthew Sturgeon, Kevin (Katie) Sturgeon and Nicholas (Sara) Sturgeon, great grandchildren; Aiden, Mac, Zoey, Haylee, Miles and one on the way.
 
Siblings; Gertrude “Cookie” Newman, Wanda Lopez, Hallie Barnard, Kenny, William, Robert, Oliver, Allen and Frederick Ingledue.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings; Helen Schultz, Charles, Larry and John Ingledue.
 
There will be no services held at this time.
 
Arrangement by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.