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Obituary
Margaret "Nadine" Heaton, age 84, 
of Columbiana, died on Thursday, 
October 21, 2021, at her home.

She was born on July 16, 1937, in 
Negley, a daughter of the late 
Harold and Bessie Wilson 
Cunningham.

Nadine, above all, loved her family.  
She spent most of her days 
alongside her grandchildren.  She 
enjoyed cooking for them, letting 
them help her make annual holiday 
cookies, dipping her toes in the 
water while they swam at the pool, 
and taking them to yard sales.  
Nadine, aside from raising 4 
children, had many interests to fill 
her time.  She was an avid bowler, 
involved with many leagues, often 
managing their books or serving as 
secretary.  She enjoyed playing 
BINGO and her alone time 
watching soap operas and game 
shows on TV.

Her husband, James Edward 
Heaton, whom she married on 
August 27, 1958, preceded her in 
death on, February 15, 2015.

Nadine is survived by her daughter, 
Leslie Dawn Wilson of 
Columbiana; two sons, Steven 
Michael (Gail) Heaton of New 
Middletown, and James Eric 
(Debra) Heaton of East Palestine; 
three grandchildren, Cheyenne 
Heaton of Girard, Maggie Wilson 
of Columbiana, and Jacob Wilson 
of Columbiana.  Also surviving is a 
brother, Harold (Carol) 
Cunningham Jr. of Wintersville, 
OH.

She was preceded in death by son, 
Jeffrey Scott Heaton, sister, Betty 
Marker, and two brothers, William 
Cunningham, and Skip 
Cunningham.

Services will be held on Monday, 
October 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at 
the Crest Haven Memorial Gardens 
in New Waterford, with Pastor Jan 
Winnale officiating.

Memorial donations may be made 
in her memory to: Community 
Hospice, 2341 E. State St. 44460.

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

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





Obituary
Jon William Blosser of Howland 
passed away unexpectedly on 
October 18, 2021, while on a job 
site. He was born on April 3, 1977, 
in Warren, Ohio and was the son of 
James and Sue Blosser. He 
graduated from Howland High 
School in 1995. Jon had a lot of 
positives in his life. His sense of 
humor was wonderful and on point, 
sometimes with a little sarcasm 
thrown in. We could always count 
on Jon to put us in a happy mood 
with his quick “one-liners.” He also 
had a kind heart especially for 
animals and tried to help every 
stray that crossed his path. His pet 
parakeets, fish, guinea pig, and cats 
were always treated with love under 
his care. 
Jon could fix anything, which 
started from childhood. When he 
was 4 years old, he took apart a 
nonworking speaker, found the 
problem and then put it back 
together again in working order. 
When he was 10 years old, he 
earned enough money to buy a 
ceiling fan and unbeknownst to his 
mother, he installed that ceiling fan 
(after he thankfully turned off the 
electricity to his bedroom) because 
he could not wait for his father to 
get home to do it. In adulthood, he 
could figure out how to fix almost 
anything. He also did beautiful 
bodywork on cars. 
Jon was owner/operator of JB’S 
Restoration and Renovation, LLC., 
and took pride in every restoration 
that he did. He was known as a hard 
worker and always tried to do the 
job the right way. 
He leaves behind his mother and 
father, James and Sue Blosser of 
Howland, OH; a daughter, Shayla 
Rader of Sharpsville, PA; a brother, 
Robert (Kristi) Blosser of Avon 
Lake, OH, a niece Mackenzie 
Blosser of Kent, OH and a nephew 
Hayden Blosser of Avon Lake, OH. 
Funeral service will be held 2:00 
PM Tuesday October 26, 2021, at 
Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
Warren, Oh 44483. Calling hours 
will be held prior to the service 
from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM at the 
funeral home. 
Donations may be made to The 
Animal Welfare League of 
Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown 
Kingsville Rd. SE, Vienna, OH 
44473, or to The Trumbull County 
Dog Pound, 7501 Anderson Ave. 
Warren, OH 44484 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
Jesus said “I am the resurrection 
and the life. Whoever believes in 
me, though he has died, yet shall he 
live and everyone who believes in 
me shall never die” John 11:25-26.





Obituary
Brian Christopher Norris, age 37, 
Loving Husband, Father, Son and 
Brother, passed away Thursday, 
October 21, 2021. He was born 
June 19, 1984 in Canton, OH. Brian 
was the proud owner of Norris 
Roofing, LLC. He was a member of 
the Louisville FOE and the 
Louisville American Legion. Brian 
loved spending time with his family 
and many friends, and he especially 
loved the family trips to the beach.

He is survived by his wife, Shannon 
(Hoffman) Norris; his daughter, 
Lyla Norris; his parents, Walter and 
Mary (Shafer) Norris; sister, Laura 
(Steve) Butera; brother, Mike 
(fiancé Billie Sue Adams) Norris; 
nieces and nephews, Colten, Aden, 
Peyton, and Emersyn; his father and 
mother-in-law, Greg and Pam 
Hoffman and sister-in-law, Heather 
Hoffman.

Per Brian’s wishes, a private family 
service will be held at a later date. 
Online condolences may be left for 
the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home  





Obituary
SALEM – Margaret R. 
“Peg/Peggy” Evans, 79, passed 
away Wednesday, October 20, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center with her family close to her 
side. Peg was born September 27, 
1942, in Gavers, OH, the daughter 
of the late Daniel and Margaret 
(Jarvis) Saling.

Peg, being a farm girl, loved their 
farm and grew up appreciating the 
outdoors. Peg graduated from 
Lisbon David Anderson High 
School with honors. She worked 
most of her life at Ohio Edison in 
the Salem office. After retiring from 
Ohio Edison, she continued her 
working career at their real estate 
and title business, McMillan 
Abstract Co., along with their son.

In addition to her parents, Peg was 
preceded in death by her brothers, 
John and Dan Saling.

Peg is survived by her husband, 
Larry Evans whom she married July 
14, 1962; two sons, Garry (Gina) 
Evans and Scott (Leslie) Evans; 
grandchildren, Tyler Evans, Lauren 
(Caleb) Wycoff and Michael Evans; 
great grandchildren, Carter and 
Case Wycoff. Peg is also survived 
by her sisters, Lou Mae Hart and 
Mary (Gregg) Weinstock, along 
with many nieces and nephews and 
a very special young man, Hayden 
Johnson.

Family and friends will be received 
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, 
October 24, 2021, at Stark 
Memorial and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Monday, October 25, 2021, at St. 
Paul Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the 
church with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to St. Paul School, 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 Peg’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
David Frank Denny, age 75, passed 
away unexpectedly at home  at 8:53 
a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

David was born August 30, 1946 to 
Frank Harold and Evelyn Ruth 
(Bardo) Denny.

A graduate of West Branch High 
School and Mount Union College, 
David received his Master’s Degree 
from the University of Akron.

He was a Teacher for over 50 years, 
and taught at Alliance City Schools, 
Lake Local Schools, and West 
Branch Local Schools.

David’s strong Christian Faith led 
him to start many prayer groups, 
both with church and fellow 
teachers.

A member of Damascus Friends 
Church, David also attended and 
played the organ at East Goshen 
Friends Church.

David enjoyed painting, gardening, 
and tending the flower beds. He had 
a love for music, playing the organ 
and accordian, and he especially 
cherished his annual Christmas 
musical; but his greatest love was 
his love for Christ, his family and 
friends.

He will be forever loved and missed 
by his family, including his wife 
Cheri (Brooks) Denny, whom he 
married July 9, 1971; daughter, 
Marcie (Mark) Curry; son, Philip 
(Laura) Denny; grandchildren, 
Anna and Luke Curry; Julia, Leah 
and Nathanael Denny; sister, Louise 
Lautzenheiser; and many nieces and 
nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, October 26th at Damascus 
Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St., 
Damascus, Ohio 44619 with Pastor 
John Ryser officiating.  

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. 
Monday at Damascus Friends 
Church.

David will be laid to rest at  
Damascus Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be 
made to the Salvation Army, 1248 
N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem OH 
44460, or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. 
Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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





Obituary
Dolores June (Poorbaugh) Volio 94, 
of Salem, died Monday evening, 
October 18, 2021, at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehab. Ctr.

 

She was born on June 3, 1927, in 
Salem, the daughter of the late 
Charles and Mary (Crossland) 
Poorbaugh.

 

Dolores was quite a crafty person. 
She made use of her ability to sow 
clothing and make her crafts. There 
was a short time she worked at one 
of Salem’s famous dress shops and 
was a typesetter at the Salem News 
Paper.

 

She and her husband John traveled 
around looking for antiques to 
purchase and later refinish. They 
were also known for going out and 
playing tennis as health permitted. 
They were also “snowbirds”, and 
traveled to their home in Florida. 
Dolores and her lady friends loved 
to gather for Card Club. This was a 
big fun thing that they did and took 
very seriously.

 

She is survived by her two children; 
Claudia (David) Cundiff of Kent 
and John (Vicki) Volio of Salem, 
three grandchildren, and five great-
grandchildren.

 

There will be no services held at 
this time. Arrangements by the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.





Obituary
Harold “Tony” A. Tatgenhorst 71, 
of Madison Twp., Lisbon, died at 
11:32 AM Tuesday, October 19, 
2021, at his home surrounded by 
family.

 

He was born on March 29, 1950, in 
Salem, the son of Robert S. and 
Sarah E. (Williams) Tatgenhorst.

 

Tony has been a lifetime area 
resident of Columbiana County. He 
graduated from East Liverpool 
High School in 1968 but also had 
attended Beaver Local Schools. His 
working career took him GM 
Lordstown plant fresh out of 
school. He was called away for 
almost two years by Uncle Sam to 
serve in the Army during the 
Vietnam War. He came home in 
1971 to E. Liverpool and went back 
to work in Lordstown. In 2003 he 
took early retirement to enjoy life 
and family.

 

There were many hobbies Tony had 
over the years, but anything “old 
cars” ranked high in his life. He 
enjoyed going to the swap meets to 
look around and buy things. 
(needed or not) He was just out this 
month looking for some good deals. 
If the truth was known, he could 
have operated his own used part 
business from the home. He was 
also known to buy old cars for 
rebuilding with son Jim’s help. The 
Ford Vicky was one of many 
special cars to him. There was also 
a short time he operated his own 
used car lot.

 

He was one of his son’s biggest 
racing fans and attended many of 
his races. Young Tony raced at the 
Sharon Speedway (oldest dirt track 
still around) in Hartford, Ohio. He 
loved to travel every week to watch 
the races. He was present for his 
son’s first-place win for the series 
championship about a week ago.

 

The McDonald’s in Calcutta will 
never be the same without Tony. He 
was a faithful one to show up for 
breakfast in the morning with the 
“breakfast crew”. He was a member 
of the Glenmore American Legion 
Post #736 and the veteran's group at 
their winter home in Silver Springs, 
Fla.

 

Tony always made time for his 
family which was very important. 
They would get together to visit and 
have fun. You might even find them 
playing an innocent version of 
Texas Hold’em Poker. His time of 
relaxing also included playing 
bingo at the American Legion, a 
periodic fishing jaunt, but the old 
TV game shows and races were 
some of his favorite things to 
watch. I don’t think anyone will 
ever forget his ability to deliver 
those “one-liners”, it always got 
everyone going.

 

He is survived by the love of his 
life of 48 years, the former Carol 
Lynn Bratt whom he married on 
October 12, 1973, his children; 
James Anthony (Dawn) Tatgenhorst 
of Calcutta, Tammy Rae (Ben) 
Clark of Rogers and Anthony David 
(Jennifer Clutter) Tatgenhorst of 
Columbiana, the grandchildren; 
Jessica Ann and Adam James 
Tatgenhorst of Calcutta, siblings all 
of E. Liverpool; Bruce (Penny) 
Tatgenhorst, Loretta Lynn Long, 
Meredith (Lonny) Adkins and Sally 
(Larry) Bowers.

 

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by siblings; 
Robert and Steve Tatgenhorst, 
Rebecca Martin, stepbrother Ray 
Powell and two infants.

 

The family has chosen to not have 
services at this time. Arrangements 
were entrusted to the care of the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem. Please leave a tribute at 
www.apgreenisenfh.com





Obituary
Kenneth Ray Shaver Jr. 72, of 
Mechanicstown, died October 15, 
2021, at Cleveland Clinic/Mercy 
Medical Center-Canton.

 

He was born on September 30, 
1949, in West Virginia, son of the 
late Kenneth R and Florence 
(Quinn) Shaver Sr.

 

Ken was the owner/operator of 
D&K Auto Marine. He was known 
for his ability to not only build but 
repair boats over the years. He was 
a graduate of Carrollton High 
School.

 

He is survived by his wife and 
devoted caregiver, Dolores (Cox) 
Shaver, children; Kenneth Robert 
Shaver of Derry, NH, Yvette Marie 
Hughes of Amherst, MA, Mindy 
Davis, and Joshua Shaver both of 
Warren, OH, numerous 
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren, siblings; Brad 
Shaver of Canton, Patricia (Kevin) 
Riggs of E. Rochester and Debbie 
Fisherman of Troy.

 

There will be no services held at 
this time. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the care of the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.





Obituary
David M. Reider  64, of Lisbon, 
died October 16, 2021, at his home.

Per his own wishes, no services or 
calling hours to be held.

Private burial in Lisbon City 
Cemetery (Took place Tuesday, 12 
noon 10/19/2021)

Arrangements were entrusted 
jointly to Weber Funeral Home in 
Lisbon and Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services, Salem.





Obituary
Mignon L. “Mickey” (Lyons) 
Brandt, 85, of Winona, Ohio, died 
at her home on Monday, October 
18, 2021, following a brief illness. 
She was born on July 9, 1936, in 
Weirton, WV, a daughter of the late 
Charles Brugh and Shirley Mignon 
(Randolph) Lyons. 

Mrs. Brandt, a 1954 graduate of 
Salem High School, was a resident 
of the area most of her life.  She 
was employed as a receptionist at 
Crane Deming Pumps for many 
years and was a member of Winona 
United Methodist and Lisbon 
Trinity Friends churches.  Mrs. 
Brandt operated the flax loom at the 
Winona Flax Scutching Festival and 
enjoyed spending time playing 
cards with her card club, swimming 
at the Salem Community Center 
with her friends, affectionately 
known as The Cougars, and doting 
on her family at home. 

Her husband, Galen G. Brandt Sr., 
whom she married on September 4, 
1955, preceded her in death August 
20, 1994. 

She is survived by her three 
children, Robert Scott (Paula) 
Brandt of Satellite Beach, FL, 
Galen (Paula) Brandt, Jr., of East 
Rochester, and Sheila (David) 
Starcher of Salem; siblings Eleanor 
Alexander of Okeechobee, FL, 
Jacque (Dale) Iler of Salem, and 
Sharlene (David) Brown of 
Conneaut Lake, PA, Donna Crosser 
of Lisbon, Carna Czatt of Lorain, 
Mary Swegan of Sebring; brothers-
in-law, Gail Murphy of Damascus 
and Robert (Cindy) Brandt of 
Winona; grandchildren, Robert 
Scott (Nikki) Brandt II, Kristi 
Sinicrope, and Tyler Brandt, all of 
Satellite Beach, FL, Kelli (Michael) 
Phelps of Maineville, OH, J.R. 
(Vanessa) Jackson of Albany, NY, 
Michelle (Gary Martin) Jackson of 
New Garden, Coty Chestnut of East 
Rochester, Jackee (Jen) Dividio of 
Sebring, and nine great-
grandchildren, Alexa, Olivia, 
Alivia, Amelia, Charlotte, Matthew, 
Brandt, Patrick, and Aydyn.  She is 
also survived by numerous nieces 
and nephews.

In addition to her parents and 
husband, Mickey was also preceded 
in death by her cherished foster 
parents, James and Clara Rhodes; 
siblings, James “Jimmy” Rhodes, 
Jr., Helen Arbenitis, Betty Bartels, 
Donna Lou Murphy, Glenda Berg, 
and Sherry Lyons; brothers-in-law, 
Raymond and Lowell Brandt, and 
sister-in-law Barbara Whitacre. 

Services will be announced at a 
later date. 

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

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





Obituary
Edward Savage Jr., passed away on 
October 19, 2021, at Beeghly Oaks. 
Ed was born on December 3, 1947, 
in Warren, Ohio the only son of 
Edward and Georgia (Fatsos) 
Savage Sr. On June 1, 1980, he was 
united in marriage to the former 
Joann Campbell. A 1966 graduate 
of Austintown Fitch High School 
Ed proudly served his country with 
the United States Army in Germany 
and Vietnam as a driver at Natick 
Laboratories. He was employed by 
RMI Titanium as a millwright for 
30 years retiring in 2003. Ed loved 
to dance and was well known for 
his jitterbug skills. He and his wife 
Joann traveled the United States, 
taking several cross-country trips 
enjoying National Parks and nature. 
Ed was an excellent photographer 
who captured many photos of 
nature, animals, and space. While at 
home he enjoyed gardening and 
always had a dog by his side. 
He will be missed by his wife Joann 
with whom he shared 41 years of 
marriage. He was preceded in death 
by his parents and stepfather 
Matthew Lawrence. Per Ed’s 
request no calling hours or services 
will be held. To leave condolences 
to the family please visit 
www.lanefueneralhomes.com





Obituary
Canfield - Joseph D. Botak, 89, of 
Canfield passed away peacefully 
early Tuesday morning, October 19, 
2021, at his son's home in 
Pittsburgh PA. Joe was born March 
2, 1932, in Youngstown the son of 
Joseph and Theresa (Yancar) Botak. 
Joe retired in 1999 from Edgar 
Miller Trucking where he was a 
driver. He was an Army Veteran 
and his hobbies included playing 
polo, hunting and trains. His wife 
the former Carol A. Olson, whom 
he married January 20, 1960, 
passed away October 12, 1996. Joe 
leaves five children, Sue Ann (Tom) 
Zack and Josephine Theresa Hale, 
both of Austintown, Betty Lou 
Haws of Youngstown, Lenny Botak 
of Pittsburgh, and Joe Botak of 
Florida. Joe also leaves one sister 
Dorothy Cardon of Columbiana, as 
well as six grandchildren and four 
great grandchildren. Besides his 
parents and wife, Joe was preceded 
in death by a brother Leonard 
Patrone. Friends may call for 4 to 6 
PM Tuesday at the Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel where 
services will be held at 6 PM.





Obituary
Vienna- Dwayne Charles Wagner, 
age 61, passed away Monday, 
October 18, 2021 at his residence. 
Dwayne was born January 31, 1960 
to Eugene and Darlene Hovis 
Wagner. 
Dwayne worked for many years as 
a truck driver. He enjoyed watching 
sports of all kinds, especially 
Nascar. 
He is preceded in death by his 
father. 
Dwayne is survived by his mother, 
Darlene; his sisters, Virginia (Brian) 
Winchester, Beverly Berger, and 
Barbara Finney; several nieces and 
nephews. 
There will be no services. 
Arrangements entrusted to Lane 
Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel in 
Brookfield.





Obituary
North Jackson – Paul Allan Cramer, 
64, of North Jackson, passed away 
Tuesday morning, October 19, 
2021, at Cleveland Clinic. Paul was 
born October 18,1957 in North 
Jackson, the son of Paul Lloyd and 
Glenna Jean (Corll) Cramer. He 
worked in the kitchen at General 
Motors Lordstown plant until 2001. 
Paul loved being outside and 
working around the yard and 
tinkering on his cars and trucks. He 
also enjoyed lending a helping hand 
to his neighbors and others 
whenever needed. Paul leaves his 
mother Glenna Jean of North 
Jackson, two sisters, Terrie (Dan) 
Higbee of Austintown, and Kim 
(Dan Schindler) Franklin of 
Boardman, a nephew, Dan Higbee, 
and a niece Ashley Franklin. Paul 
was preceded in death by his father, 
Paul Lloyd Cramer, a sister Diane 
Cramer, and a niece, Jennifer 
Williams. Private graveside services 
were held at North Jackson 
Cemetery for Paul. Arrangements 
were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.
 





Obituary
Warren- Raleigh C Hughes III age 
65 affectionately known as “Mr. 
Big” or “Rollo”, went to be with the 
lord on Thursday, October 14th. If a 
man is measured by the number of 
friends he has, then Raleigh is the 
richest man in Trumbull County. If 
you have been transported by 
ambulance in the past 40 years than 
there is a good chance you met “Mr. 
Big”. The only thing larger than his 
presence was his heart. A proud 
West Sider for most of his life, he 
was a graduate of Warren Western 
Reserve High School. 
Mr. Big entered Public Service at 
the age of 18. He was one of the 
first pioneers in the field and helped 
bring EMS to Trumbull County. He 
went on to graduate from Akron 
General Hospital’s Paramedic 
program and worked at Medstar 
Ambulance 
and various Fire Departments 
throughout the county, helping to 
start the EMS Program at the 
Brookfield Fire Department from 
which he retired. He also served as 
union president of IAFF local 3443. 
Raleigh knew the underbelly of life 
thoroughly and he took a lot of 
people under his wing. While most 
soared like eagles, some just 
waddled like ducks but he did his 
best with all of them. He was blunt, 
direct, and really sincere. He could 
always be counted on for an honest, 
clear assessment of things and an 
equally clear opinion of what 
should happen. His interests outside 
of Public Safety included his love 
of everything Notre Dame, his 
drums, and his love of all cars and 
his collection of vanity plates. But 
most of all he loved his daughter 
and granddaughter. 
He will be sadly missed by his 
daughter Kristin (Justin) Koper, his 
granddaughter Emma Margaret 
Koper, his sister Jodi (Bob) 
Thompson, his nieces and nephews, 
and his former wife Kelly Bryant. 
He is pre-deceased by his father 
Raleigh C 
Hughes Jr. and mother E. Maxine 
Hughes. Services will be held on 
Monday October 25th at 10am at 
the Packard Music Hall. Calling 
hours will be Sunday October 24th 
from 2pm- 5pm at Packard and one 
hour preceding the services on 
Monday. Memorial contributions 
may take the form of contributions 
to Akron Children’s Burn Center or 
the Brookfield Fallen Firefighters 
Foundation. 
To those who will miss him the 
most, He would say – “take some 
time to grieve, then remember all 
the good times we have had. Laugh, 
joke, cry, but most of all smile at 
the things we did together.” His true 
impact can only be accurately 
measured by the hearts and minds 
of the people who he inspired, 
motivated, and engaged. 
You have attained rightful 
professional immortality in your 
beloved profession. Farewell dear 
friend.





Obituary
SALEM - Allan B. Ewing, age 94, 
died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 
the Hospice House, Hospice of the 
Valley.  He was born October 25, 
1926, in Youngstown, Ohio, son of 
the late Waldo C. and Ruth A. 
(Weikart) Ewing.

Allan worked with the Canfield 
Local schools, as a bus mechanic 
for 26 years, retiring in 1989.  He 
was also a dairy farmer. Allan was a 
member and served as a trustee of 
the Canfield United Methodist 
Church, a 1944 graduate of 
Canfield High School and volunteer 
with the Canfield Fire Department 
for many years. He was a veteran, 
serving in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his 
wife, Esther R. (Holloway) Ewing 
whom he married June 21, 1951, 
son-in-law, David E. Ondrejko, a 
brother, Donald C. Ewing and 
sister, Betty Papcum.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy 
L. Ondrejko of Lisbon; sons, 
William A. Ewing of New Milford, 
CT and Thomas A. (Patricia) Ewing 
of Winona; grandchildren, Jillian, 
Jerrod, Elizabeth, Joseph, and 
Robert; and 14 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 
2021, at Stark Memorial.

Funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 
2021, at the funeral home with 
Pastor Ivy Smith and Pastor Don 
Christianson officiating. Burial will 
be at Dean Hill Cemetery in 
Canfield.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Green Township Fire 
Department, P.O. Box 14, 
Greenford, OH 44422.

The family requests visitors wear a 
mask and practice social distancing.

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





Obituary
Eleanor Sunny Earley, age 80, of 
Alliance passed away on October 
19, 2021.

She was born on April 2, 1941 in 
Salem, Ohio to Elmer L. and 
Eleanor (Macpherson) Earley. 

Sunny graduated from Goshen 
Union High School in 1959. She 
worked for Mount Union College 
for 32 years until her retirement in 
2006. Sunny was a member of First 
Christian Church where she helped 
with the food pantry and was the 
head of funeral luncheons. She 
enjoyed collecting antiques.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Connie Sue 
Gorbachen; her son, Ronnie 
Flenniken; two sisters, Joan Luckey 
and Jean Schwennsen; one brother, 
Bill Earley; and many nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents and two sisters, Marilyn 
Wilson and Katherine Domer.

A memorial service will be held at a 
later date. Interment will be at 
Salem Grandview Cemetery.

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

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





Obituary
Walter H. English, 73, of Berlin 
Center, passed away on Wednesday, 
October 13, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital in Youngstown. 
Walter, affectionately known as 
“Walt,” was born May 1, 1948 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, a son of Henry 
and Olga (Krut) English. 
Walt was a 1966 graduate of 
Canfield High School and served 
his country in the United States 
Navy. 
Prior to retirement in 2005, Walt 
was a truck driver. Upon retirement, 
he split his time between being a 
handyman and the “pieroghi man.” 
Walt loved the outdoors and 
activities such as hunting, fishing, 
camping and golfing. He was a Boy 
Scout Troop Leader for Troop #71, 
where he participated with his sons. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife Joy (Denkhaus) English, 
whom he married April 17, 1970; 
his sons Derric (Paula) English, 
Kyle (Melissa) English, and Terry 
(Michelle) English; his 
grandchildren Hannah, Isabel, 
Evan, Ethan, Ella, Ean, and Hunter; 
and his sister Elaine (Jim) Beck. 
Besides his parents, he is preceded 
in death by his sister and brother-in-
law, Shirley (Ray) LaFleme. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Thursday, October 
21, at Old North Church, 7105 
Herbert Road, Canfield, Ohio 
44406, from 10:00-11:00 AM. A 
Memorial Service will be held 
immediately following, at 11:00 
AM at the church. To share 
thoughts of sympathy with the 
family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – 
Walter Dale Wogan, 89, passed 
away peacefully with his family by 
his side on Friday, October 15, 
2021, at 3:23 a.m. at Shepherd of 
the Valley, Howland. Dale, as he 
was known to family and friends, 
was born January 11, 1932, in Niles 
to Walter David and Pearl Edna 
(Seem) Wogan. Dale was a 1950 
graduate of Niles McKinley High 
School where he met the love of his 
life, Thelma Jean (Coates) Wogan. 
Dale and Thelma were married 
December 26, 1955 and enjoyed 61 
years together prior to her passing 
on September 11, 2017. 
Dale served in the Navy on the USS 
Oriskany during the Korean war 
beginning in 1951. He achieved the 
rank of chief petty officer first class 
prior to his honorable discharge in 
1956. Following his military 
service, Dale worked for more than 
36 years at Republic Steel/LTV 
Steel/Warren Consolidated 
Industries. He enjoyed a rewarding 
career there, eventually becoming a 
general foreman, general 
supervisor, and assistant 
superintendent. He truly cared 
about those he worked with and 
made many lasting friendships over 
the years. 
As an avid Ohio sports fan, Dale 
enjoyed watching the Ohio State 
Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and 
Cleveland Indians. When not 
cheering on his favorite sports 
teams, he enjoyed reading, 
gardening, and all-around tinkering. 
With his wife, Thelma, they were 
known to host many gatherings and 
travel often to visit family and 
experience memorable vacations. 
He loved the Lord and enjoyed 
meeting and connecting with new 
people. Dale was extremely proud 
of his children and grandchildren 
and always supported their 
ambitions and dreams. He was also 
a deeply caring person who always 
helped others in any way he could. 
He will be remembered by many 
for his acts of kindness, generosity, 
and loving heart. 
Dale is survived by his children, 
Sandra Ashe (Steven) of Carlisle, 
PA and Thomas Wogan (Kelly) of 
Nashport, OH. He also leaves 
behind his niece, Debora Grim 
(Gary) of Vienna, OH who was like 
a daughter to him; grandchildren, 
John T. Ashe (Aubrea) of Charlotte, 
NC, Sarah J. Sammons (Jonathon) 
of Navarre, FL, Kyle Harman 
(Ashley) of Mantua, OH, Kirstie 
Harman of Nashport, OH, and 
Kaylin White (Cody) of Suffolk, 
VA; and great-grandchildren 
Finnley, Presley, and Kennedy. 
In addition to his wife and parents, 
Dale was preceded in death by his 
grandson Thomas Richard Wogan, 
daughter-in-law April Ann Wogan 
(Mazarik), his sister and brother-in-
law Dorothy and George 
Williamson, niece Karen Lamp 
(Williamson), and sister-in-law 
Alice Marie Border (Coates). 
Calling hours will be held on 
Sunday, October 24 at Lane 
Roberts-Clark Funeral Home from 
4 – 6 p.m. The funeral service will 
take place Monday, October 25 at 
11 a.m. at Lane Roberts-Clark 
Funeral Home, 180 Garfield Drive 
NE, Warren, Ohio. All are welcome 
to attend and celebrate Dale’s life. 
In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests donations in Dale’s 
memory be made to Crossroads 
Hospice Charitable Foundation, 
9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, 
Valley View, OH 44125 or The 
American Legion Howland Post 
700, 8273 High Street NE, Warren, 
Ohio 44484. 
Condolences can be sent to 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
The family would like to thank the 
nurses, caregivers, and staff of 
Shepherd of the Valley Howland 
and Crossroads Hospice for their 
excellent care and compassion.





Obituary
Alice L. Shonce, 91, of Mineral 
Ridge, passed away early Saturday 
morning, October 16, 2021 at her 
residence. Alice was born February 
15, 1930 in Athens, Ohio, a 
daughter of the late Clarence and 
Ina (Frost) Bolin. She was 
owner/operator of the former 
Alice’s Country Collectibles in 
Mineral Ridge for many years and 
later had a booth for many years at 
the Wizard of Odds in North 
Jackson. Alice enjoyed doing all 
types of crafts, including sewing, 
tole painting and coloring. She 
enjoyed bird watching and spending 
time with her family and friends 
and playing cards. Alice was 
preceded in death by her 1st 
husband, Donald L. Whiteman, 
whom she married May 28, 1948, 
died August 30, 1964; her husband, 
William B. Shonce, whom she 
married February 14, 1976, died 
November 15, 2020; her sons, 
Philip E. (Diane) Whiteman of 
Austintown and Bruce David 
(Joanne) Whiteman of Newark; 
grandchildren, Jessica (John Ackla) 
Whiteman, Katie (Chad ) Jones and 
John Orosz ; six great 
grandchildren, Dylan Reeves, 
Caden Jones, Avery Jones, Brody 
Jones, Noelle Ackla, and Tycen 
Ackla. Alice also leaves her best 
friend and neighbor, Margaret 
Martin, who was always there for 
her. Besides her parents and her 
husbands, Alice was preceded in 
death by two sisters, Nellie Phelps, 
Betty McWilliams; a brother, James 
Bolin and her granddaughter, 
Amber Zurcher. There will be a 
Memorial Service on 1:00 pm 
Monday, October 25th at Lane 
Family Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel. Friends may call from 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Memorial 
contributions may be given to: 
Buckeye Hospice , 810 Boardman-
Canfield Rd., Suite 1 ,Youngstown, 
OH 44512.





Obituary
Louise A. Quick, 92, passed away 
at Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center in Salem, 
Ohio on October 17, 2021. She is 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Richard A. Quick (Sept. 28, 1928-
Dec. 17-1961), her daughter, 
Jennifer D. Branson, of Salem, 
Ohio (Nov. 23, 1950-Mar. 18, 
2020), her son, Nathan W. Quick, of 
Kingman, Arizona (May 1, 1958-
June 12, 2020).

She is survived by her daughter, 
Peggy L. Holloway (Joe) of 
Newnan, Georgia; sons, Chester C. 
Quick of Salem, Ohio and Richard 
A. Holbrook of New Castle, 
Pennsylvania; Daughter-in-law 
Lynn M. Quick of Kingman, 
Arizona; sister Dianne Leonard of 
Norco, California; grandsons Jason 
Lankford of Kingman, Arizona, 
Peter Neuner (Katharine) of 
Newnan, Georgia, William Quick 
(Javier) of Lancaster, California; 
granddaughter Carolyn Cesena 
(James) of Salem, Ohio and 7 great-
grandchildren.

Louise was born in Faribault, 
Minnesota to parents Leonard and 
Ruth Domrose. She moved to Los 
Angeles California at a very young 
age and graduated from Manual 
Arts High School, in Los Angeles, 
California. She married Richard 
Quick on March 18, 1948, but his 
untimely death left her a widow at 
age 31. She taught herself how to 
do furniture upholstery and 
successfully owned/operated 
“Quick Upholstery” shops in the 
states of California, Arizona, 
Georgia and ultimately in Salem, 
Ohio for over 50 years. She retired 
at age 83, still able to do upholstery.

Louise was an artist, she traveled all 
over the world throughout her life 
and she had many extended 
vacations in Ajijic, Mexico.

Her daughter, Jennifer, selected 
Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center to care for 
her, when the time and need arose. 
The family has been grateful for 
Jennifer’s decision because 
Blossom has been exceptional in 
the care of Louise over the last 3 
years. Thank you also to the staff at 
Crossroads Hospice.

At her request, Louise will be 
cremated and interred with her 
husband, Richard, at Los Angeles N





Obituary
John A. Carman, age 70, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
Monday, October 18, 2021. He was 
born April 18, 1951 in Canton, OH. 
John was a 1970 graduate of 
Louisville High School and he was 
retired from J & L Steel.

John was preceded in death by his 
son, Jason Carman; his father, 
William Carman Sr and his step-
mothers, Catherine and Olga; his 
mother and step-father, Margaret 
and Richard Burgess; a brother, Bill 
Carman; step-brother, Jack 
Giovanelli and sister-in-law, Debbie 
Carman. He is survived by his 
daughter, Linette (Bill) Croxton; 
two sisters, Barbara (Bob) Kraus, 
Betty (David) Fornash; three 
brothers, Richard (Donna), twin-
brother James (Jane) and Kenneth 
Carman; three grandchildren, Tyler 
and Colby Croxton, Isabelle 
Laughbaum and numerous nieces 
and nephews.

Johns’ family will receive friends 
from 10-11am Saturday Morning at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville. A private family funeral 
service will be held later on 
Saturday. John will be laid to rest in 
Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. 
Online condolences may be left for 
the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home      





Obituary
Anne Elizabeth (Kern) Rohrer, age 
102, of Alliance passed away on 
October 18, 2021.

She was born on August 21, 1919 
in Toledo to Peter and Fleet A. 
Kern. 

Anne graduated from Bell Aire 
High School and later Kent State 
University. She taught at 
Washington Elementary School and 
was a member of the Retired 
Teachers Association. Anne served 
honorably in the United States 
Navy.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughters, Barbara Sorge 
and Roberta Rohrer; son, Eric 
Rohrer; grandchildren, Samantha 
Rohrer and Christopher Cardinal; 
great-grandchildren, Max and Julia 
Cardinal; and several nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Robert 
Rohrer, whom she married on 
March 10, 1946 and who passed on 
August 21, 2005; one brother; and 
her infant daughter, Jane Anne 
Rohrer.

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

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the USO, PO Box 96860 
Washington, DC 20077; Aultman 
Alliance Hospice, 270 E. State St. 
Suite 130, Alliance, Ohio; or the 
Stark County Humane Society, P.O. 
Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705.

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





Obituary
James Alexander, 73 of New 
Middletown died early Sunday 
morning at St. Elizabeth Health 
Center, Boardman. Jim was born 
June 6, 1948 in Youngstown, a son 
of the late Melvin J. Alexander and 
Hazel L. Krichbaum and was a 
lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from Boardman High School in 
1966 and was an 
electrician/journeyman for Local 
Union #64 for 37 years, retiring in 
2007. Jim was a dedicated husband 
and father and was passionate about 
providing them a good life. He built 
his home in New Middletown and 
most recently renovated a home for 
his daughter. Jim always loved a 
mental challenge…taking things 
apart and putting them back 
together and he also loved vintage 
cars, especially the classic corvette. 
He will be dearly missed by his 
wife of 51 years, the former Bonnie 
Keck, whom he married March 13, 
1970; and his daughter, Melodie 
Alexander of Canfield. There will 
be graveside services at 2:00 p.m. 
Wednesday at Greenhaven 
Memorial Gardens.





Obituary
Bristolville- Ronald P. Wisniewski, 
age 70, passed away peacefully in 
his sleep early Monday, October 18, 
2021 at Continuing Heathcare at the 
Ridge after a long battle with 
Dementia. 
Ronald was born August 23, 1951 
in Cleveland to the late Henry and 
Sophie (Duda) Wisniewski. He was 
a graduate of Chanel High School 
in Cleveland. 
Ronald was of the Catholic faith 
and attended St. Williams. He 
enjoyed video games and science 
fiction, he also liked cats. Ronald 
loved attending his grandchildren’s 
sports events, family was 
paramount. 
Besides his parents, Ronald is 
preceded in death by his brother-in-
law Robert Washburn. 
He is survived by his wife of 45 
years, the former Jeanne 
Wishnesky, they married on 
October 25, 1975. His son 
Christopher Wisniewski, and his 
daughter Stephanie Warzala and her 
husband Tim, two granddaughters 
Addison and Gia Warzala; he also 
leaves his brother Fr. Thomas 
Wisniewski, his sister Ann 
Washburn, and several nieces and 
nephews. 
Friends may call 6-8PM 
Wednesday, October 20th at the 
Lane Funeral Homes Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren. A memorial service will 
follow at 8PM by Rev. Fr. Thomas 
Wisniewski, officiant. 
Interment will be private in Sager 
Cemetery.





Obituary
Ross A. Cooper Jr., 83, of 
Austintown, passed away on 
Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
Ross was born October 31, 1937 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, a son of Ross 
A. and Mary A. (Miller) Cooper Sr. 
Ross was a lifelong Austintown 
resident. He worked for 
Copperweld Steel for 36 years prior 
to his retirement. He was a member 
of the Austintown Community 
Church. An avid hunter, Ross was a 
member of the Mahoning County 
Coon Hunters Protective 
Association. He enjoyed racing go 
carts and demolition derby crash 
racing. He also enjoyed bowling 
and golfing. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his 
wife, Patricia, whom he married 
November 1, 1958; his sons Ross 
(Denise) Cooper III, Tracy (Gina) 
Cooper, and Brian (Debbie) 
Cooper; nine grandchildren; two 
great grandchildren; his siblings, 
Clair (Mary Ann) Cooper, Bruce 
Cooper, Chuck (Pat) Cooper, Kay 
(Rich) Bistarkey, and Mary Jane 
(Ronnie) Evan. 
Besides his parents, he is preceded 
in death by his children Mark and 
Bonnie Cooper; his sister Marilyn 
Mayle and sister-in-law, Marcia 
Cooper. 
A Memorial Service will be held, 
Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 
Mahoning County Coon Hunter’s 
Club, 9680 Akron- Canfield Road, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406, at 1:00 PM. 
The family requests memorial 
contributions be made to 
Austintown Community Church, 
Youth Group, 242 S. Canfield- 
Niles Road, Youngstown, Ohio 
44515. To share thoughts of 
sympathies, visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Dorla D. Moore, age 87, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully on Monday, October 18, 
2021 at her daughter’s home in 
Canton. She was born May 19, 
1934 in Moultrie, OH to the late 
Leroy and Faye (Miller) Becker. 
She worked for the Stark County 
Board of Education as a drivers Ed 
Instructor.

Dorla was also preceded in death by 
her husband of 64 years, Garland 
“Slim” Moore; a son, Lynn Moore; 
a brother, Donovan Becker and a 
sister, Bethel Odey. She is survived 
by two daughters, Brenda (Jim) 
Carroll, Marcia (Dave) Katich; a 
son, Terry (Pam) Moore; a sister, 
Carolyn (Dale) Caskey; a brother, 
Ronald (Martha) Becker; seven 
grandchildren, Brian (Kimberly) 
Miller, Michelle (Josh) Taylor, 
Corey (Katie) Moore, Curt (Nettie) 
Moore, Melissa (Josh) Betts, CJ 
(Liz) Moore, Brad (Kellie) Katich; 
eight great-grandchildren, Gretta, 
Jack, Kaelyn, Nora, Aaron, Sammy, 
Kennedy and Madison. 

Funeral services will be 11am 
Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville with Pastor Greg 
Smith officiating. Calling hours will 
be 10-11am Friday morning at the 
funeral home. Dorla will be laid to 
rest, beside her husband, in Union 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home      





Obituary
Heaven’s shore has a new 
beachcomber.

Ruth Marie Hoover passed away 
peacefully October 15, 2021.

She was born August 11, 1932 and 
graduated from Minerva High 
School.

Ruth married William E. Hoover at 
Science Hill Church September 2, 
1951 and became a lifelong 
member. She served on the 
Women’s Guild, providing fresh 
flowers for the altar and decorated 
cakes for celebration. As a “Pink 
Lady”, Ruth volunteered at Alliance 
Hospital. She lived an artistic life 
painting, sewing and using her 
interior design skills in her homes 
and in houses built by the family 
business, The Country Craftsman. 
She and a circle of friends were 
founding member of The Modern 
Homemakers Club, a group of 
optimistic women who supported 
each other and the community for 
over 50 years.

Ruth was an avid shell collector on 
Fort Myers Beach. Her greatest joy 
was spending time with her 
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren in Ohio and Florida.

She is survived by her husband of 
70 years, Bill; children, Julie 
Mailey (Fred) Jenny Hoover, Rob 
Hoover (Margi), Lorie Miller (Jeff); 
grandchildren, Jessica Fluharty 
(Rick), Ben Miller (Chetawni), 
Adam Hoover (Katie), Amanda 
Holland (Eric), Rich Miller (Teresa) 
Lauren Levan (Jay), and Anne 
Mailey; also great-grandchildren, 
Aubree, Benton, Owen, Hunter, 
Stella and Oliver.

Other family member surviving 
include Ruth’s sisters, Shirley 
Benner, Marjorie DelPuppo, and 
Marylou Glover.

Bring a lawn chair, wear a hat and 
join Ruth’s family for an outdoor 
memorial service Wednesday, 
October 20th at 2 p.m. at Science 
Hill Community Church, 12316 
Beeson St. Alliance, Ohio 44601. 
Those attending are also welcome 
to stay in their car for the service.

A drive-thru visitation to pay 
respects will be held from 1-2 p.m. 
Wednesday at the church.

Memorial Contributions may be 
made to Science Hill Community 
Church.

Ruth will be laid to rest at Alliance 
City Cemetery.

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





Obituary

Alliance:
Barbara Ann Knight age 91, of 
Alliance passed away peacefully on 
October 15, 2021 with her two 
loving granddaughters by her side.
She was born August 20, 1930 in 
Salinesville, OH to the late Ernest 
and Catherine (Wilkie) Madison. 
She was a dedicated wife, mother 
and grandmother. She especially 
loved being a Grandmother. She 
enjoyed travelling, camping, and 
riding motorcycles, which earned 
her the nickname "Crash" by her 
family and friends. Her favorite 
past time was watching football, 
especially the Alliance Aviators, 
Ohio State and Cleveland Browns. 
She might also have been caught 
watching WWE wrestling. 
She will be deeply missed by her 
loving Daughters: Trudy (John) and 
Robin (Gary). Grandchildren: Stacy 
(John), Kelly (Dan), Wendy, and 
Ashley. Great Grandchildren: 
Katelyn (Jeff), Kristin (Austin), 
Rebecca, Kara, Allyson, Abbey, 
Kailey, Devon, and Gannon. Great- 
Grandchildren: Evan, and Lux.
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband of 
62 years: Robert E Knight,  Sisters: 
Janet Ameser, Sue Cunningham, 
Brother: Jack Madison, and 
GrandSon: Michael Lab
Friends and family will be welcome 
to visit on Tuesday October 19, 
2021 from 11am-1pm at Dean's 
Funeral Home, 256 W. Ohio 
Avenue Sebring. Funeral service 
will follow at 1pm with Pastor 
Freddie Rodriquez officiating. 
Burial will take place at Mount 
Union Cemetery.
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Edwin Steer passed away on 
October 15, 2021 at Crandall 
Medical Center. Ed was born on 
December 31, 1932 to Ted and Ana 
Steer. Ed grew up in Damascus, 
Ohio and graduated from Goshen 
High School. He married his high 
school sweetheart, Shirley Nutt, on 
June 20, 1954. Ed was in the US 
Army during the Korean War, and 
was stationed in Boston, Mass. 
After his assignment, they moved 
back to the Damascus area, where 
they raised their three children. Ed 
was a computer programmer that 
worked at The Electric Furnace 
Company, the Hoover Company 
and Alliance City Hospital. His 
hobbies included reading, collecting 
rare books, doing crossword 
puzzles and stamp collecting. Ed is 
survived by his wife of 67 years, 
Shirley, his three children, Diana 
(Tony) Tenzek, Mike (Judy) Steer 
and David (Sheila) Steer, seven 
grandchildren, and eight great-
grandchildren. Ed was a member of 
the Damascus Methodist Church, 
The Ruritan Club, and The 
Damascus Historical Society. Ed 
was interred at Damascus cemetery 
following a private funeral service.

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 Chapel,





Obituary
Funeral services will be 11:30 am 
Tuesday at New Rd. Church, 5530 
New Rd., Austintown for Betty 
Elaine Toney, 75 of Girard who 
died early Saturday morning at 
Continuing Health Care of Niles. 
Betty was born January 25, 1946 in 
Butler, PA, a daughter of the late 
John and Dorothy (Brain) Heck and 
came to this area as a child. She 
graduated from South High School. 
Betty enjoyed doing puzzles and 
was an avid crocheter. She enjoyed 
spending time with her family and 
will be dearly missed. Her husband, 
Roy E. Toney, Sr., whom she 
married April 3, 1972, died July 30, 
2011. She leaves two sons, Roy 
Toney and Michael Toney both of 
Girard; two sisters, Charlene 
Williams of Poland, Wendy Kishton 
of Youngstown; 15 grandchildren 
and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides 
her parents and her husband, Betty 
was preceded in death by three 
daughters, Michelle Daugherty, 
Katie Kelly, Tracey Toney; a son, 
Thomas Toney; two brothers, 
Russell Heck and Ed Heck. Friends 
may call on Tuesday at New Rd. 
Church from 10:00 a.m until 11:15 
a.m., followed by the service at 
11:30 am.





Obituary
"Together Forever"

Betty J. Krabill, age 90, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully on Wednesday, October 
13, 2021 at St. Joseph Care Center. 
She was born May 5, 1931 in 
Canton, OH to the late William and 
Sadie (Culler) Thomas. Betty was 
retired from the Louisville Board of 
Education as an administrative 
assistant. She was a member of the 
former High Mill Church of the 
Resurrection and the Nimishillen 
Grange. Through the years Betty 
and Robert traveled to all 50 states, 
camping in most of them, even 
Alaska. Of course, they had to stop 
at a gift shop in every state to buy 
something for Betty’s many 
collections.

Betty was also preceded in death by 
her husband of 65 years, Robert 
Krabill; a son, Timothy Krabill; two 
brothers, Robert and Richard 
Thomas. She is survived by her 
daughter, Karen (Wayne) Keller; a 
son, Thomas (Ann) Krabill; 
daughter-in-law, Donna Krabill; a 
brother, Elden Thomas; seven 
grandchildren and 14 great-
grandchildren.

A private family funeral service was 
held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville. Betty was laid to rest, 
beside her husband, in Sunset Hills 
Burial Park. Online condolences 
may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home      





Obituary
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm 
Monday at Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel for Mannie E. 
Tharp, 64 of Youngstown who died 
Monday, October 11th at St. 
Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman. 
Mannie was born March 6, 1957 in 
Youngstown, a son of the late 
Mannie and Carlene (Dickey) 
Tharp and was a lifelong area 
resident. He graduated from Wilson 
High School in 1975 and went on to 
work as a mechanic for Elmo Tire 
for many years until he retired. 
Mannie loved football and was a 
Kansas City Chiefs fan. He enjoyed 
listening to music and attending 
concerts, but most important was 
spending time with his family. He 
leaves his wife, the former Ruth 
Henry, whom he married June 17, 
1989; a son, John (Melanie) 
Thomas of Youngstown; three 
grandchildren, Noah, Andy and 
Lydia and a sister, Linda (Doug 
Gordon) Fero of Eldred , PA. 
Friends may call on Monday from 
noon until the time of the service at 
the funeral home.





Obituary
Cortland – Sandra J. “Sandie” 
Maffitt, 83, passed away Thursday 
morning October 14, 2021 at 
Trumbull Memorial Medical Center 
in Warren. 
Sandie was born on March 11, 1938 
in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of 
the late Howard and Annie Laurie 
Gow. 
She was a 1956 Struthers High 
School graduate and continued her 
education at Trumbull Memorial 
School of Nursing. She became a 
Registered Nurse for 20 years 
before retiring. 
She was an avid gardener and loved 
to plant and take care of her many 
flower gardens. She enjoyed 
playing piano, painting, and beating 
her kids at Scrabble. She was a 
member of the Cortland United 
Methodist Church and the DS Club. 
Sandie will be deeply missed by her 
loving husband, Jack R. Maffitt, 
who she married on September 12, 
1959; children, Jack A. Maffitt and 
Deborah M. (Steven) Youll; 
granddaughter, Ardyn Maffitt; 
brother David (Lynn) Gow; and 
sister Susan Spieldoch. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her grandson 
Parker Maffitt and brothers Bill and 
Bud Gow. 
Family and friends may visit from 
1:30-3:00PM on Wednesday 
October 20, 2021 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes Shafer Winans 
Chapel located at 164 N. High 
Street in Cortland with services to 
follow at 3:00PM 
Burial will take place at a later date 
at Kerr Cemetery in Weathersfield 
Township. 
Memorial contributions can be 
made to Cortland United Methodist 
Church. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
NORTH LIMA - Harold R. Allen, 
84, died Thursday, October 14, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center after a brief illness. He was 
born on June 12, 1937, in New 
Springfield, OH, the son of the late 
Walter and Erna (Seidner) Allen.

Harold was a 1955 graduate of 
Springfield High School. He 
worked at Donnell Ford in 
Youngstown for 25 years and later 
retired from Sheely's Furniture in 
2018. After retirement, he 
volunteered and served at New Life 
Church, where he attended 
regularly. He enjoyed playing cards 
and spending time with his family. 
Harold was a hard worker who 
never said no to anyone and was 
truly one-of-a-kind.

Survivors include his wife of 59 
years, Darla (Smith) Allen of North 
Lima; three children, Terry (Kelly) 
Allen of Columbiana, Troy 
(Shannon) Allen of Columbiana, 
and Traci (Joe) Morucci of North 
Lima; eleven siblings, Sam 
(Dianna) Allen of Florida, Donnie 
(Charlotte) Allen of North Lima, 
Tom (Nancy) Allen of Streetsboro, 
Larry (Audrey) Allen of New 
Springfield, Jim (Florence) Allen of 
Florida, Marian Burroughs of 
California, Shirley Wichert of 
Struthers, Martha Cyrus of New 
Middletown, Phyllis (Phil) Simmers 
of Florida, Carol Osberg of North 
Lima, and Nancy Crouse of North 
Lima; four grandchildren, Halee 
Allen, Landon and Makenna 
Morucci; and Brian Zuercher; one 
great-grandson, Jaxon; and 
numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Harold was 
preceded in death by six siblings, 
Warren Allen, Gene Allen, Bob 
Allen, Gerry Sheely, Dorothy 
Dombrowski, and Ginny McCreery, 
and one grandson, Stephen 
Zuercher.

Per Harold’s wishes there will be no 
calling hours.

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

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Betty June 
Wenderoth, age 96, of Columbiana, 
died on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 
at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth 
Boardman Hospital.

She was born on October 26, 1924, 
in Rogers, son of the late Ben and 
Adda Hawkins Gardner.

Betty had worked as a Registered 
Nurse for Salem Community 
Hospital and at the Columbiana 
County TB Clinic. She was a 
member of the First United 
Methodist Church of Columbiana. 
Betty was a member of the 
American Legion Auxiliary in 
Columbiana for 60 years and served 
as a Cadet Army Nurse during 
World War II.

Her husband, Richard R.  
Wenderoth, whom she married on 
April 26, 1947, preceded her in 
death on, November 5, 2011.

Betty is survived by her three sons, 
James (Susan) Wenderoth of Salem, 
Jack (Linda) Wenderoth of Weiser, 
ID, David (Derrinda) Wenderoth of 
Middleton, ID; a daughter, Linda 
Summers of Ashville; eight 
grandchildren, Jason Wenderoth, 
Justin (Nicole) Wedneroth, Amber 
(Brandon) Smith, Gretchen (Ryan) 
Brightman, Michaelann (Bryant) 
Ross, Amanda (Dale) Lowther, TJ 
(Allison) Wenderoth and Laura 
(Matt) Wallace, ten great 
grandchildren, two great great 
grandchildren and numerous nieces 
and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a 
sister, Dorothy Swogger Manning 
and two brothers, James Gardner 
and Robert Gardner.

Due to covid concerns, a private 
family service was held with only 
the immediate family at 
Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial donation in memory of 
Betty may be mad to Angels For 
Animals, 4750 S Range, Canfield, 
OH 44406.

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

A video recording of the funeral 
service is available online at 
www.familycareservices.com





Obituary
SALEM - Henry C. Stout, 79, died 
Thursday, October 14, 2021, at his 
residence. He was born on 
December 19, 1941, in La Follette, 
TN, the son of the late Henry and 
Carrie (Wagner) Stout.

He worked at Fresh Mark in 
Shipping and Receiving, retiring in 
1986. Along with his wife, he 
enjoyed showing German 
Shepherds. He also enjoyed 
bowling and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Barbara 
(Knutti) Stout, whom he married 
January 27, 1964; three children, 
Terri Stout of Salem, Susan (James) 
Harry of Fairbanks, AK, and 
Brenda (Nicholas) Gray of 
Colorado Springs, CO; and 
grandchildren, Amber and Autumn 
Gray: and Emma and Wade Harry.

Besides his parents, Henry was 
preceded in death by one sister, 
Sylvia Webb, and one infant 
brother.

A funeral service will be held 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 1:00 
p.m. at Stark Memorial. There will 
be no calling hours. A private 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 Henry's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Columbiana - David "Dave" Liston, 
age 79, of Columbiana, died on 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 
Washington Square Nursing Home, 
Warren.

He was born on July 21, 1942, in 
Columbiana, son of the late Eliza 
Liston.

Dave had worked as a Truck Driver 
for Schneider National where he 
had logged over one and a half 
million miles and was the recipient 
of a 17-year safe driver award. He 
served in the U.S. Army during 
Vietnam and was involved in the 
VFW and the American Legion. 
Dave enjoyed being outdoors, 
fishing, hunting, golfing, camping 
and boating with friends and 
families. He was an avid Ohio 
sports fan including the Buckeyes, 
Browns, Indians and Cavs.

Dave is survived by his two sons, 
Eric Alan (Tanya) Liston Sr. of 
North Lima and Craig (Michelle) 
Liston of Raleigh, NC; his son’s 
mother, Victoria Johnson of 
Youngstown; three grandsons, Alex 
Mosier of Austintown, Deven 
Liston of North Lima and Eric Alan 
Liston, Jr. of Austintown; a 
granddaughter, Destany Eliza 
Liston of Virginia Beach and many 
cousins including, John Liston and 
Cheryl Liston Drexler.

Funeral services will be held on 
Monday, October 18, 2021, at 1:00 
pm at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana and for one hour prior 
to the funeral on Monday.

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

Burial will take place at a later date 
in Columbiana Cemetery, 
Columbiana.

In memory of Dave donations may 
be made to your local American 
Legion or VFW.

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





Obituary
COLUMBIANA – James W. Smith, 
85, died Thursday, October 14, 
2021, at Parkside Windsor in 
Columbiana. He was born June 18, 
1936, in Salem, son of the late 
James F. and Elizabeth (Homer) 
Smith.

James was a 1954 graduate of 
Greenford High School. He served 
six years in the Army Reserves. 
James worked at Hunt Valve Co. as 
a machinist for 23 years. He was a 
member of the Salem Eagles Club 
Erie #316 and a 50-year 32nd 
Degree Mason with the Perry 
Lodge #185.

His wife, Ella Mae (Kelm) Smith 
whom he married March 3, 1963, 
preceded him in death in 1976.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick 
J. Smith and Shawn L. Smith, both 
of Salem.

Besides his parents and a daughter, 
Denise L. Smith and wife, Sue 
(Keller) Smith also preceded him in 
death.

A private service will be held 
Monday, October 18, 2021, at Hope 
Cemetery Chapel with the Masonic 
Lodge officiating.

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

If unable to attend, you may show 
your support by joining our 
complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
where your message will be 
attached to a balloon 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 James’ obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM - Jerald Cope, 72, died 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 
peacefully at his residence. He was 
born January 30, 1949, in Salem, 
OH the son of the late Elwood and 
Sarah (Clark) Cope.

Jerry was a 1967 graduate of 
Crestview High School, where he 
was President of the Senior class. 
He went on to attend Youngstown 
State University for Business.

Jerry joined the workforce with 
Spiker Heating in Columbiana for 
17 1/2 years.

He then went on to work at Hilltop 
Elementary School in Canfield for 
25 years, retiring in 2014. While 
there, he was Past President of 
OAPSC.

Along with his wife, he raised and 
showed registered Percheron Draft 
Horses for several years. He was 
Past President of the Ohio Valley 
Draft Horse Association.  Jerry was 
also director of the Columbiana 
County Fair Board and was a 
member of F & AM East Palestine 
#417.

His true joys were his horses and 
spending time with his family.

Jerry also had a love for NASCAR 
and the Cleveland Browns, 
Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State 
Buckeyes.

Survivors include his wife, Sharen 
(Morrison) Cope, whom he married 
August 14, 1999; daughter, 
Gretchen (Donnie) Hull of 
Leetonia; step-children, Dr. Michael 
(Mary Catherine) Bishop of 
Bristow, VA, Paul Bishop of 
Portland, OR, Jenny (Raymond) 
Beil of Canfield, and Amanda 
Bishop of Strongsville; 
grandchildren, Connor and Patrick 
Hull; Rachel and Brennan Beil; 
Nathan, Matthew, and Ryan Bishop; 
one sister, Nancy (Rick) Dicken of 
New Waterford; one brother, Larry 
(Paula) Cope  of New Waterford; 
sisters-in-law, Dr. Connie Robinson 
of Austintown and Madalyne 
(Thomas) Pauley of Austintown; 
and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m. at Canfield Presbyterian 
Church in Canfield, OH, with 
Pastor Larry Bowald officiating. A 
private burial will be at New 
Waterford Cemetery in New 
Waterford. Friends and family will 
be received Monday, October 18, 
2021, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and 
Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m., all 
at Canfield Presbyterian Church, 
140 W. Main St., Canfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
given in Jerry's name to Akron 
Children's Hospital, 
https://giving.akronchildrens.org/ or 
the Percheron Youth and Education 
Fund, 7675 Welling Rd., St. Johns, 
MI 48879.

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 in Salem

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





Obituary
Helen Claire Gleydura Martin, age 
94, of Brookfield, passed away 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 
surrounded by her family. She was 
born on April 4, 1927, to the late 
Karol and Ann Hrchek Gleydura in 
Youngstown. She is also preceded 
in death by her late husband Aloys 
Guy Martin; children, Illona 
Bulmer, Marilyn Martin; great 
grandchild, Gabrielle Martin; 7 
sisters and 4 brothers. 
Helen was a very devout Catholic, 
who enjoyed serving in the church. 
She was also known to have a green 
thumb and spent plenty of time in 
her gardens. The fruits of her labor 
could be seen on the shelves of her 
family in all the canned goods. 
Sewing, reading, baking, and polka 
dancing also some of her hobbies, 
but the most important to her was 
time spent with her family, whether 
that be honoring old traditions or 
making new memories. 
She is survived by her children, 
Karl (Vicki) Martin of Hartford, 
OH, Michael (Rene) Martin of 
Brookfield, OH, John (Julie) Martin 
of Brookfield, OH, Paul (Karen) 
Martin of Jamestown, PA; 
grandchildren, Dr. Julie Macker, 
Jennifer Timko, Jeremy Martin, 
Jason Martin, Dr. Jeffrey Martin, 
Jacob Martin, Katelin Marshall, 
Kevin Martin, Rachel Martin, 
Andrew Martin; great 
grandchildren, Grace Martin, 
Anthony Marshall, Lauren Timko. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held 11:00 AM Monday, October 
18, 2021, at St. Thomas the Apostle 
Catholic Church, 4453 Warren-
Sharon Rd. Vienna, OH 44473. 
Calling hours will be held prior 
from 9-10:30 AM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Madasz Chapel, 6923 
Warren-Sharon Rd. Brookfield 
Township, OH 44403. Online 
condolences may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be 
made to St. Thomas the Apostle 
Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s 
Foundation. 
Guests attending calling hours are 
encourage by the family to follow 
CDC guidelines concerning 
COVID-19, social distancing is 
encouraged.





Obituary
Colleen S. Hoppa, 73, of 
Austintown, passed away on 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 
home, surrounded by her family. 
Colleen was born April 24, 1948 in 
Youngstown, the daughter of Elmer 
and Cleo (Walker) Stark. 
Colleen was a 1966 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School. 
Colleen married her sweetheart, 
John E. Hoppa Sr., October 29, 
1966 and together they had two 
children. 
Colleen was a member of Ladies’ 
Auxiliary Post #4237. She devoted 
her time to her family and her 
grandchildren. She loved horses and 
testing her luck at the casino. 
Colleen leaves to cherish her 
memory, her husband John Sr.; her 
children John (Annette) Hoppa Jr. 
and Jodi Hoppa; her grandchildren 
Deanna Hoppa, Amanda (Elijah) 
Gustinella, Paul Gustinella, 
Rochelle Carlisle, Richard Miller 
Jr., and Chelsae Miller; and her 
great grandchildren Izaiah, Raven, 
Ali, Bella, and Richard III. 
Besides her parents, Colleen is 
preceded in death by her sister 
Marilyn Goad and her brother Alan 
Stark. 
Colleen’s family will receive 
relatives and friends, Saturday, 
October 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel, where a service will be held 
immediately following at 4:00 PM 
at the funeral home. To share 
thoughts of sympathy with the 
family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Joseph A. Shurilla completed his 
earthly journey on Wednesday, 
October 13, 2021 at the age of 88. 
He was born in Youngstown, Ohio 
and graduated from Poland 
Seminary High School. He was a 
veteran of the United States Navy, 
having served aboard the USS 
Atka, an ice-breaker in the Artic 
and Antarctica.  His duties gave 
him opportunity to see polar bear 
cubs and Emperor Penguins, both 
of which delighted him.

Upon completion of his service, he 
joined his brothers’ construction 
company in the Youngstown, Ohio 
area for several years. He then 
chose to pursue degrees in 
education, and attained his Master’s 
Degree as well as additional 
coursework.  He taught in the 
Sebring and Louisville School 
districts. While at Louisville, he 
became one of the area’s pioneers 
in vocational education. His career 
path led to service as Supervisor of 
Vocational Education at Alliance 
High School and finally to Director 
of Vocational Education for the 
North Canton City School District. 
He was also instrumental in training 
entry-level carpenters through the 
carpenters union.

Joe was a master carpenter, who 
built two homes for his own family, 
and helped build several other 
homes in the area. In retirement, he 
skillfully remodeled an 1886 
Victorian home in Louisville built 
by a Civil War veteran which 
became the Mainstay Bed and 
Breakfast, still in operation today.  
He enjoyed visiting with guests, 
and always knew when to share a 
joke or a word of compassion.

Joe loved golfing with his league 
partner, Ed Baines, and with his 
daughter and grandsons. He 
enjoyed travel, from the epic two-
week camping trips with his young 
family to more than 30 states, to 
cruises throughout Europe and 
visits in Mexico.  He cherished his 
Hungarian roots, and was thrilled to 
visit Budapest, Hungary. He was a 
great dancer and enjoyed playing 
cards whenever the family could 
pull a foursome together. He 
enjoyed Cleveland Indians baseball, 
Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, and 
proudly sported his Ohio State 
Buckeyes cap and sweatshirt.

Joe was a loving and devoted 
husband and father, and was always 
ready to lend a helping hand to 
friend and stranger alike.  He was 
preceded in death by his parents, 
Stephen and Elizabeth (Barko) 
Shurilla and his ten older siblings.  
Left to cherish his memory are his 
loving and devoted wife of 63 
years, Mary, his children Chrysanne 
(Craig) Timm and Joseph (Cindy) 
Shurilla, grandchildren Matthew 
(Brittany) Timm, Brian Timm, 
Holly (Steve) Smith, Grant 
Ferguson, great-grandchildren 
Grayson Timm and Steven and 
Cindy Smith, longtime dear friend 
Fr. Jim McKarns, Jack, the dog he 
rescued, and the birds he loved to 
watch and feed.

Joe’s family will celebrate his life 
privately. Should anyone want to 
give donations in his memory, they 
are invited to consider St. Jude 
Children’s Research Hospital.





Obituary
East Palestine - Daryl Francis 
Kirtley, age 83, of East Palestine, 
died on Monday, October 11, 2021, 
at Windsor House at Parkside 
Health Care Center, Columbiana 
after a short illness.

He was born on January 24, 1938, 
in Salem, son of the late Charles 
and Deloris Moon Kirtley.

Daryl had worked as an operating 
engineer for Local #66 for 57 years 
and he was a loving father and 
enjoyed spending time with his 
grandkids and great grandkids.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Carol 
Cozza Kirtley, whom he married on 
May 21, 1988; two sons, Daryl 
(Leisa) Kirtley of Canfield and 
Todd (Lorie) Kirtley of 
Columbiana; two stepdaughters, 
Diana (Ross) Chick of East 
Palestine and Christina Dilworth of 
East Palestine; a stepson, Terry 
(Tracy) Walters of Champion; a 
sister, Gayle Ann Gillam of 
Columbiana; 28 grandchildren and 
30 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, 
Curtis Kirtley, a stepson, Edward 
Walters, a granddaughter, Heather 
Quinlan and a great granddaughter, 
Hanna Grace Stewart.

The family will receive friends on 
Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 
10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral 
Home, East Palestine. Due to covid-
19 concerns the family has 
requested that anyone in attendance 
wear a mask and follow social 
distancing guidelines.

A private family memorial service 
will be held with Mr. Robert 
Helbeck, Minister, officiating.

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

Memorial donations in memory of 
Daryl may be made to the Ronald 
McDonald House.

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





Obituary
Betty Eloise Morrison, age 84, of 
Alliance, OH passed away on 
October 10, 2021 peacefully at her 
home.

She was born on February 3, 1937 
in Grafton, WV to Emery and 
Louise (Ash) Bramhall.

Betty loved spending time with her 
family, especially her 
grandchildren.  She took pride in 
raising and taking care of her 
family. Betty loved cooking. Most 
importantly she loved making 
everyone happy. If special requests 
were made, she was happy to fix 
something different, to ensure 
everyone was happy. She was very 
selfless and always bought for 
others but never herself.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are husband whom she married on 
October 15, 1955, William E. 
Morrison, brother Jim (Sharon) 
Bramhall of North Olmstead, OH; 
three sons, Bill (Alicia) Morrison 
II; Jeff Morrison, and Chuck 
(Kathy) Morrison; three 
grandchildren, Shane (Katie) 
Morrison, Kyle Morrison, and 
Kelly Shoffner, four great-
grandchildren; Joshua and Anthony 
Beorn, and Andrew and Ellie 
Morrison.

 She was preceded in death by her 
parents, and a son Russell.  

 Per Betty’s wishes no services will 
be held.

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





Obituary
Karen Lee Kersmarki, age 68, of 
Alliance, passed away on October 
11, 2021.

She was born on January 8, 1953 in 
Alliance to George Balogh and Joan 
Marie Davis Balogh. 

Karen graduated from Alliance 
High School and went on to attend 
Mount Union College. She worked 
as a caretaker and was previously 
employed at Altercare and Stone 
Creek nursing homes. Karen loved 
going to and having garage sales.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her daughter, Angela (Josh) 
Marvin; sister, Kathryn (Craig) 
Lisk; grandchildren, Reese and 
Brenner Marvin; several nieces and 
nephews; and her dog, Ozzie.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Friday, October 15th at 
1:30 p.m. with a visitation one hour 
prior.  Interment will be at Alliance 
City Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Brenda Kaye Lipp 55, of Salem, 
died at 9:40 PM Monday, October 
11, 2021, at Salem Regional 
Medical Center.

She was born on September 19, 
1966, in Salem, the daughter of 
Ruthann (Baddeley) Lipp and the 
late William E. Lipp.

Brenda was a lifetime Salem 
resident. She was a 1984 graduate 
of Salem Senior High School where 
she was in the marching band and 
ran track all four years. Once she 
left high school, she went on to 
YSU where she graduated with a 
degree in accounting and Business 
Administration. Her college 
education paved the way for her 
over her working career. She did a 
couple of small office jobs, but 
most recently was employed at 
General Commercial Corporation in 
Sebring, Oh. In her early years, she 
worked for the Salem News, as a 
dispatcher for Salem Police Dept., 
the nursery at the Presbyterian 
Church, and assistant track coach 
with Nancy Miller at the high 
school.

Brenda found the holiday season to 
be very special to her. She baked, 
made her special homemade sugar 
cookies, and Christmas ornaments 
for the police department and 
others. The neighbors always knew 
when a holiday was coming with all 
her blow-ups decorating the front 
yard.

She enjoyed the outdoors, running, 
and other outdoor sports. She had a 
real “green thumb” when it came to 
gardening. She knew how to make a 
good vegetable garden and flower 
beds of beauty. Brenda followed 
YSU football and attended games 
when possible as well as the 
Pittsburgh Steelers. She was an 
active member of the Salem First 
Presbyterian Church and served on 
several committees.

Family time was big for her, having 
time together. They took trips to 
visit family in Florida and SC. It 
was always a scheduled activity 
while there to visit the beach. She 
will always be remembered by 
family and friends by her collection 
of “anything pigs”.

She is survived by her mother of 
Salem, two sisters; Deborah L. and 
Karen J. Lipp both of Columbus, a 
niece and a nephew, and 5 great-
nieces/nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
father in 1997.

The family has chosen, due to 
COVID, to have a private family 
visitation and funeral service. They 
have asked that Rev. Ross Jackson 
officiate the services followed by 
the entombment at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit.

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





Obituary
Linda G. (Amburgey) Murray, 57 
passed away suddenly at home on 
October 10, 2021. Linda was born 
on November 13, 1963, in Warren, 
Ohio the daughter of Johnny and 
Helen (Tolson) Amburgey. A 
graduate of Niles McKinley High 
School she had a long career as 
retail cashier before beginning her 
employment with Howland Local 
Schools in 2014 as a cafeteria lunch 
lady. Linda loved to be outside 
enjoying a barbeque with family. 
She was happiest when watching 
her grandson Michael’s football and 
baseball games. Prior to Steve’s 
passing many days were spent 
together riding his Harley and 
swimming in their pool. She will be 
missed by her daughter Fallon 
(Michael Romane Jr.) Murray, son 
Eddie (Breanna Allen) Murray, 
siblings Dale Amburgey, Diane 
Noble, Bobby Amburgey and 
Brenda Amburgey, grandson 
Michael Romane III who was the 
light of her life and many nieces, 
nephews, cousins, and extended 
family. She was preceded in death 
by her parents, her life partner and 
love of her life Steve Spencer and 
her sister Marilyn Deal. Visitation 
will be held on Friday October 15, 
2021, at Lane Funeral Home – 
Austintown Chapel from 11:00 AM 
– 1:00 PM. A funeral service will 
begin at 1:00 PM followed by 
burial at Greenhaven Cemetery. To 
leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
East Palestine - Daryl Francis 
Kirtley, age 83, of East Palestine, 
died on Monday, October 11, 2021, 
at Windsor House at Parkside 
Health Care Center, Columbiana 
after a short illness.

He was born on January 24, 1938, 
in Salem, son of the late Charles 
and Deloris Moon Kirtley.

Daryl had worked as an operating 
engineer for Local #66 for 57 years 
and he was a loving father and 
enjoyed spending time with his 
grandkids and great grandkids.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Carol 
Cozza Kirtley, whom he married on 
May 21, 1988; two sons, Daryl 
(Leisa) Kirtley of Canfield and 
Todd (Lorie) Kirtley of 
Columbiana; two stepdaughters, 
Diana (Ross) Chick of East 
Palestine and Christina Dilworth of 
East Palestine; a stepson, Terry 
(Tracy) Walters of Champion; a 
sisters, Gayle Ann Gillam of 
Columbiana; 28 grandchildren and 
30 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, 
Curtis Kirtley, a stepson, Edward 
Walters, a granddaughter, Heather 
Quinlan and a great granddaughter, 
Hanna Grace Stewart.

The family will receive friends on 
Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 
10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral 
Home, East Palestine. Due to covid-
19 concerns the family has 
requested that anyone in attendance 
wear a mask and follow social 
distancing guidelines.

A private family memorial service 
will be held with Mr. Robert 
Helbeck, Minister, officiating.

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

Memorial donations in memory of 
Daryl may be made to the Ronald 
McDonald House.

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





Obituary
Timothy Gradijan

Massillon - Timothy "Timbo" 
Gradijan, age 23 of Massillon, 
passed away suddenly October 4, 
2021.

He was born October 9, 1997, in 
Arizona.

Tim was a quiet and even keeled 
individual. He had a wide variety of 
interests and hobbies that brought 
him happiness.

You could find him sketching, 
gaming, and watching his favorite 
DC and horror movies. He also 
loved getting outdoors and going 
camping.

He is survived by his mother, Kyla 
Ingram, father David (Vonda) 
Gradijan, girlfriend Holly Wigfield, 
brothers, Jon, Curtis, Matt (Mya) 
and their son Bently, sisters, Amber 
and Amanda (Ralph) Griffin and 
their son Ralph IV.

There will be no services. Friends 
and family may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio. 

Always in our hearts and prayers, 
and memories forever. Rest In 
Peace.





Obituary
David “Deputy Dog” Snyder passed 
away peacefully on 10-10-2021 at 
the age of 76 while surrounded by 
his loving family and friends. He 
battled serious medical conditions 
in recent years due to his exposure 
to Agent Orange while serving his 
country in Vietnam, and although 
he did not die in Vietnam, the 
poisons he was exposed to there 
caught up with him in the final 
years of his life in the form of 
Parkinson’s disease and lastly a 
major stroke. Despite his medical 
setbacks, he always remained happy 
and never lost his great sense of 
humor that he was so well known 
for. He graduated from Springfield 
Local High School in 1964 and 
grew up in Petersburgh, Ohio. 
David was a long-time member of 
the Canfield Presbyterian Church. 
David lived a distinguished life 
which was full of accomplishments 
and adventure. His passions 
included flying his personal 
airplane and photography. He 
formerly owned a photography 
studio in Youngstown, Portrait 
Gallery and Video, and he was a 
member of the PPA (Professional 
Photographers of America). He 
truly enjoyed capturing his 
customer’s special moments on film 
for them to be remembered. His 
hobbies included riding his Honda 
motorcycle, volunteering at the 
Buckeye Horse Park, riding horses, 
scuba diving, boating, flying 
airplanes, downhill skiing, and 
hunting. A perfect day for him was 
riding his motorcycle to Peaberry’s 
Café and sitting down with his 
many friends there while enjoying a 
coffee and a sugar cookie. Most 
important to him above all else 
though, was his family and his dog 
Hank. He was a loving father and 
his children meant the world to him. 
David served his country with 
honor in Vietnam in the Army’s 
577th Combat Engineer Battalion 
and was awarded the Silver Star, 
Bronze Star and Purple Heart. His 
years of service were from 1965-
1967 and he saw heavy combat 
during this time. Although he left 
Vietnam, Vietnam never left him, 
and he spent his remaining years as 
a disabled veteran. 
He retired at age 66 from Republic 
Steel and McDonald steel where he 
was a millwright and electrician. In 
addition to this, he was a volunteer 
firefighter with the Springfield 
Township and Beaver Township fire 
departments from 1971-1978 and 
an EMT on the ambulance squad. 
He also worked for the Mahoning 
County Sheriff’s Department as 
their Chief Pilot, Scuba Diver and 
as a mounted deputy on horseback. 
He is preceded in death by his 
mother Frances Snyder, his father 
Milton Snyder, and his 3 brothers, 
Earl, Milton Jr., and Richard. He is 
survived by his daughter Corinne 
(Jason) Fiehler, his son Chris 
(Amy) Snyder, his granddaughter 
Amelia Snyder, his niece Frances 
(David) Wills, his nephew Wesley 
(Caitlin) Snyder, his cousin Cindy 
(Richard) Mischell, and his 
caretaker Karen Farley. 
Friends may call on Wednesday 
from 4-6 pm at Canfield 
Presbyterian Church, 140 West 
Main Street, Canfield, followed by 
a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. The 
committal service will be 11:00 
a.m. at Petersburg Cemetery, 
followed by military honors. 
And Dad, I know how you always 
liked to check the obituary’s daily 
and jokingly remark “just checking 
to see if my name is listed”, well… 
today is finally that day.





Obituary
Alliance:

Richard E. Weekley "Bones" age 
62, of Alliance rode peacefully to 
Heaven on October 9, 2021 with his 
daughter, Mother, and loving family 
by his side. He was born July 16, 
1959 in Sistersville, WV to Lulubell 
and Charles Weekley. Richard was 
an avid oil well driller, mechanic, 
father, grandfather, and a man of 
many projects. He loved spending 
time with his family and friends, 
working on cars, and riding his 
Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He 
is preceded in death by his two 
brothers Roger and Randy (James) 
Weekley and father Charles 
Weekley. He will be deeply missed 
by his loving mother Lulubell 
Weekly; loving Wife Natalie 
Weekley; Daughters Olivia (Jacob) 
Dowling, Shanda Wayne, His six 
grandchildren Decker and Adelaide 
Dowling, Kylee and Trevor 
Lafontaine, Ava and Kenna Coen. 
Also, his two brothers; Charles 
(Deborah) Weekly, Ralph Weekley, 
and three sisters; Brenda Weekley, 
Cindy Gillman, and Pandora 
(Ronald Howell. Also, many 
beloved nieces and nephews. Friend 
and family will be welcome to visit 
on Thursday October !4, 2021 from 
11am-1pm at Dean's Funeral Home, 
256 W. Ohio Avenue Sebring. 
Funeral service will follow at 1pm 
with Pastor Quint Bryan officiating. 
Burial will take place 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.





Obituary
Linda Kay Beatty 60, of Alliance, 
(formerly of Salem) died at 10 Am 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 
Canterbury Villa.

She was born on February 22, 1961, 
in Salem, the daughter of the late 
Richard and Sylvia (Styron) Beatty 
Sr.

Linda worked as a prep cook at the 
Das Dutch Haus and the American 
Legion in Columbiana, as well as 
Italo’s Pizza in Lisbon. She had also 
worked at Goodwill Industries in 
the Youngstown facility. She was a 
member of the support group 
NAMI (National Alliance of 
Mentally Ill) and the Salem 
Community Center.

Linda enjoyed the beauty of this 
country, liked to travel around 
visiting places and spend time at the 
beach. She expressed her happiness 
by singing and dancing to the 
music.

She is survived by her sisters; Tina 
Oates of Lancaster, and Debra 
Mohr of Salem.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her siblings; 
Virginia Freed, Nancy House, 
Stephanie Beatty, Betty Beatty, and 
Richard Beatty Jr.

A time of fellowship and 
remembrance to Celebrate the Life 
of Linda will be held on October 
30, 2021, at the Salem Amvets Post 
# 45, 750 S. Broadway Avenue, 
Salem. (use the door on the left side 
of the building). The Rev. Robert 
Mohr Jr, (her nephew) will be 
officiating the service at 3 PM. The 
time of fellowship will start at 2 PM 
until 6 PM

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





Obituary
William “Billy” Russell Deavers, 
passed away at his Champion home 
on Monday; Oct. 4, 2021.

Bill was born on September 14, 
1964. Bill was born in Tunnelton, 
WV. He was the son of Charles and 
Aiko (Tomori) Deavers.

He attended Rayen High school and 
later got his GED. He was an 
amazing mechanic, an avid car 
lover and Dallas Cowboys fan. He 
also spent many years as a truck 
driver. Billy enjoyed boating on the 
lake, playing ping pong in the 
basement, and having a good time 
with family and friends.

Billy is survived by his sisters; 
Charlene Dixon (Michael) of 
Tunnelton, WV, Amy Smith (Jeff) 
of Conway, SC, friend; Jeannie 
Sheely (Caitlyn and “Billy’s Boy” 
Derek) of Columbiana, OH, son; 
Brian Slaughter (Alli and daughter 
Estella) of Girard, OH, his many 
nieces and nephews; Nakesha 
Oliver (Jason and sons Sean, Lucas 
and Beau) of Beaver Falls, PA, 
Shawna Simpson (children Mack 
and Kya) of Austintown, OH, 
Mercedes Simpson (children 
Kimreane and John) of Beaver 
Falls, PA, Amanda Smith (Matt and 
daughters Alea and Aleyna Naar) of 
Charleston, SC, Samantha Smith 
(son Enzo) of Loris, SC, Preston 
Smith (Chey and children Kash and 
Aiko) of Little River, SC, Jessica 
Merrell (children Stephen, PJ and 
Joella) of Youngstown, OH.

Bill is proceeded in death by his 
parents, his sister; Mary Siciliano 
and brother; Johnny Deavers.

A small memorial will be held at 
Boardman park at the Georgeanna 
Parker Activity Center, Sunday Oct. 
10th starting at 530pm, open door!

Monetary donations made to 
Charlene Dixon, 2781 Campground 
Rd, Tunnelton, WV 26444

 





Obituary
Linda L. Veith, 75, of Canfield, 
passed away on Friday, September 
3, 2021, at the Hospice House in 
Poland. 
Linda was born November 13, 1945 
in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter 
of Emerson and Annie Sue 
Weidman. 
Linda was a graduate of Woodrow 
Wilson. In 1966 she obtained her 
Nursing Diploma from Presbyterian 
University Hospital School of 
Nursing. She graduated summa cum 
laude, with a Bachelor of Science in 
Applied Science from Youngstown 
State University in 1994. Prior to 
retirement, Linda was a Pediatric 
Nurse and later in her career she 
was a Certified Diabetes Educator. 
Linda was a member and past 
president of the American Diabetes 
Association Tri County Area 
Chapter. She enjoyed scenic drives, 
reading and spending time with 
family and friends. 
She is survived by, her husband 
Leonard P. Veith, whom she 
married March 22, 1969; her 
daughters Lenora Finsen and 
Louisa (Brad) Jackson; her sister 
Naomi (Ray) Wess; her 
grandchildren Leo, Libby, and Len 
Finsen and Tes Loftus, Tyler 
Jackson, Trista (Matthew) Pourier, 
and Avery Jackson; and five great 
grandchildren. 
A Private Memorial Service is 
being held. To share thoughts of 
sympathy with the family, visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Salem-Peggy Lois (Vanscoy ) 
Moore (90) born on November 26, 
1930 in Parsons, West Virginia to 
the late Regina (Digman) Vanscoy 
and Roy Vanscoy. She went to live 
with her Lord and Savior on 
October 7, 2021.  She lived most of 
her young life in Elkins West 
Virginia, graduating from Elkins 
High School in 1948.  She attended 
First Christian Church in Elkins 
where she found her love for Jesus.  
She married the late Theodore (Ted) 
Moore on October 12, 1950.  They 
had two daughters, Debbie (Tony) 
Colian, Vicki (Jack) Harlan. 

After having her children her and 
her husband moved to Windham, 
Ohio where she worked many years 
at Sam’s Grocery store, where she 
never met a stranger.  Peggy then 
worked many years in the 
Transportation Industry, she retired 
from Alcan Aluminum in 1996.  
Peggy enjoyed spending time with 
her family, her dogs, attending 
church, and crocheting.  She spent 
many weeks in the summer 
traveling back to West Virginia to 
see her family.  She was always 
thinking of others. She sent cards to 
people daily.  She was always 
positive and kind.  She was always 
taking pictures and taking her oldest 
grandchildren to get their pictures 
taken at Olan Mills, the joke 
between them was when she moved 
to Salem that was what put Olan 
Mills out of Business.   

She was faithful in her walk, she 
was a member of the Braceville 
Christian Church, Northeast 
Christian Church in Warren and 
after moving to Salem, she is now a 
member of the Pine Lake Christian 
Church of Sebring, Ohio.  She was 
so dedicated to her faith she always 
felt she must speak to everyone at 
the services and be the last one to 
walk out of the building, often 
leaving her husband in the car 
waiting for over an hour. 

She is survived by her two 
daughters, Debbie ( Tony ) Colian 
of Salem and Vicki ( Jack ) Harlan 
of Mineral Ridge.; Grandchildren: 
Elizabeth ( Michael ) Merritt, Brett 
(Jen) Horvath, Ben (Kayla) 
Horvath, Kasey Colian, Tim 
(Tabbie) Colian, Tony ( Mandy) 
Colian, Jack (Denise) Harlan III, 
Michael ( Bethanne) Harlan, 
Daneen (Matthew) Wilson; Great 
Grandchildren: Corey and Zachary 
Lewis, Mary, Marisa,& Joey 
Horvath, Emerson & Reagan 
Horvath, Landon Colian, Anthony, 
Scott & Kennedy Colian, Hannah & 
Duncan Harlan, Harper& Hayes 
Wilson; Great Great 
Granddaughter:  Maddie Lewis; 
Brothers: Roy Vanscoy, Danny 
(Carmen) Vanscoy

She was preceded in death by her 
parents, Regina and Roy Vanscoy, 
her husband Ted Moore, one 
brother and sister -in- law Don 
(Tiny) Vanscoy, a sister -in- law 
Donna Vanscoy, a niece Susan 
Stewart, two nephews, Jason and 
Jay Vanscoy, a grandson Ian Colian.

Friends and family will be received 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 
2-4PM at Stark Memorial followed 
by a funeral service at 4:00PM. 
Burial will take place at Mountain 
State Memorial Gardens in Elkins, 
WV on Thursday.

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





Obituary
SALEM - Barbara A. Rhodes,73, 
passed away  at home surrounded 
by her family on Saturday, October  
9, 2021 after a lengthy battle with 
cancer.

Barbara was born on June 05, 1948 
in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of 
the late Harold and Shirley 
(Bancroft) Wehr.

 Barbara was a 1966 graduate of 
Canfield High School. After retiring 
in 2013 from Farm and Dairy she 
enjoyed spending time watching her 
grandkids at their events.

Survivors include her husband of 53 
years, Ronald Rhodes, whom she 
married September 28, 1968; son, 
Jason (Denise) Rhodes of Salem; 
daughters, Jodi (Scot) McLean of 
Salem and Julie (Tim) Anderson of 
Hanoverton; 10 grandchildren, 
Nicholas, Landon, Brock, and 
Rachael Rhodes; Kylie, Olivia, and 
Maci McLean; Danika, Tucker, and 
Fisher Anderson; and a sister, Sue 
Himes of Lisbon.

Friends and family will be received 
from 4:00- 6:00 PM Thursday, 
October 14, 2021 at Stark 
Memorial. A brief memorial service 
will follow at 6:00PM.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Mahoning County Junior 
Fair, 12014 Berlin Station Rd. 
Berlin Center, OH 44401 or 
Columbiana County Junior Fair, PO 
Box 356, Lisbon, OH 44432.

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, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Elizabeth Steve, age 93, of 
Delaware, Ohio, passed away at 
Willow Brook Christian Village on 
February 6, 2021, with family by 
her side. The daughter of Greek 
immigrants, Theophan and Mary 
(Screaca) Steve, Elizabeth was born 
on May 11, 1927, in Romania. Miss 
Steve grew up in Sebring, Ohio, 
and graduated from Sebring 
McKinley High School in 1945. 
She received a B.S. degree in 
Secretarial Science from Kent State 
University, Kent, Ohio, in 1949. 
Elizabeth was employed by the 
Shell Oil Company for 39 years, 
serving in various Administrative 
Secretarial positions in Cleveland, 
OH, Chicago, IL and Houston, TX. 
In addition to her parents, Elizabeth 
was also preceded in death by her 
brother, Theophan Steve, Jr. who 
died on May 29, 1962. She is 
survived by stepmother Meropi 
Steve, half brother Theo (Alicia) 
Steve, niece Raven Beth Steve and 
nephew Theo Alexander Steve, 
stepbrother George (Lisa) 
Stevenson and family, stepbrother 
Chris Steve and his family, paternal 
cousins Stephen Popa, James Popa , 
Christopher (Jose Luis Trinidad) 
Popa, Geoffrey Fox, and Diane 
(David) Kieffer and her family. 
Elizabeth is also survived by close 
friends, Janet Ebel, Doris Belovich, 
Gary (Nancy Jo) Deonise, and 
Deborah (Terry) Bohr and family. 





Obituary
Sandra Abrams, 81, our beloved 
Mother, Grandmother and Great 
Grandmother passed away on 
October 7, 2021, at Salem Regional 
Medical Center, after a brief illness. 
She was born May 24, 1940 in 
Anacortes, Washington. The 
daughter of the late Charlie and Etta 
Overton. Sandra was a 1958 
graduate of Anacortes High School. 
Before her retirement, she was 
employed as a Retail Store Manager 
for Rite Aid and was currently 
employed at Ashton's 5&10. A 
resident of Sebring since 1960, she 
served as a board member of the 
Sebring Parks & Recreation, served 
as a Board of Election worker, 
Member of the Sebring VFW and 
Past Member of Sebring Country 
Club. 

Preceded in death by her husband 
of 53 years Jerry Abrams, an infant 
daughter Kellie and a brother 
Robert Overton. She is survived by 
two daughters Teri (Steve) Faudree 
and Robin Abrams both of Sebring. 
Three grandchildren Kayla (Scott) 
Heimann, Jillian (Jon) Schleuder, 
and Murphy Flowers. Three great-
grandchildren Lincoln Heimann, 
Jefferson Heimann, and Charlie 
Schleuder. She is also survived by a 
sister Sally Bell and a brother 
David (Sandy) Overton.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 
PM on Monday, October 11, 2021, 
at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home 
with Ray Harris officiating. Friends 
may call from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 
on Monday at the funeral home. 
Friends may send condolences and 
sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 

Memorial donations may be made 
in Sandra's name to Crossroads 
Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, 
Unit E. Uniontown, OH 44685.





Obituary
SALEM – Judith Lora Miller, 79, 
died Wednesday, September 29, 
2021, at Salem West Healthcare 
Center following a lengthy illness. 
She was born Friday, April 17, 
1942, in Salem, daughter of the late 
Benjamin and Mary Jane (Lora) 
Miller.

Judy was a graduate of the Salem 
High School Class of 1960 and 
worked as a title agent for over 
thirty-five years and later as a legal 
secretary. She lived in Fort 
Lauderdale, Florida before 
returning to Salem in 1996. She 
loved traveling and visited many 
states and countries all over the 
world with her mother and friends 
from abroad.  She also loved going 
to casinos with her friends. Judy 
will be remembered by her friends 
and family for her witty jokes and 
love of animals, especially her 
beloved cats.

A memorial service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 
2021, at Grandview Cemetery 
Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
Salem High School Alumni 
Association, 330 East State Street, 
Salem, Ohio 44460 or Community 
Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue, 
SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

If unable to attend, you may show 
your support by joining our 
complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
where your message will be 
attached to a balloon 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 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com





Obituary
SALEM - Johnnie E. Schmutz, 71, 
died Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 
his residence. He was born on 
October 15, 1949, in Council 
Grove, Kansas, the son of Roy P. 
and Lillian (Davies) Schmutz.

Johnnie was a graduate of Junction 
City High School in Kansas. He 
was a Vietnam Veteran from 1968-
1971 and went on to serve in the 
National Guard in Warren. He was 
a very proud Marine.

He had previously worked at 
American Steel Foundries for 15 
years. Most recently, he was a truck 
driver at Star in Illinois, retiring in 
2012.

Johnnie was a very avid NASCAR 
fan as well as Sprint Car Racing, 
attending weekly races at Wayne 
County Speedway.

Johnnie was a member of the Salem 
Eagles Post #316, AMVETS Post 
#51 in Thornville, OH, and 
American Legion Post #166 in 
Alliance.

He was a life-long fisherman and 
loved spending time with his sons 
and grandchildren.

With Johnnie, no one was a stranger 
and he enjoyed meeting people.

Survivors include Helen Schmutz 
of Salem; two sons, Roy (Abigail) 
Schmutz of Homeworth and John 
Schmutz of Thornville; siblings, 
Oliver Schmutz, George Schmutz, 
David Schmutz, and Mary Cook; 
grandchildren, Kolton, Garrett, and 
Ashley; great-grandchild, Caiden 
and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Johnnie was 
preceded in death by one grandson, 
Matthew and siblings, Glenn 
Schmutz, Helen Neff, and Ruth 
Frink.

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be 
made in Johnnie's honor to the 
Disabled American Veterans at 
www.dav.org.

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

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





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – William Charles 
Ramhoff, 74, of Austintown 
unexpectedly passed away Saturday 
morning, September 25, 2021, at St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital 
surrounded by his family. 
Bill was born in Youngstown on 
November 24, 1946, to the late 
Harry and Marie (Humphrey) 
Ramhoff. He was a 1964 graduate 
of Austintown Fitch High School. 
Bill was a carpenter by trade and a 
member of the Carpenters’ Local 
171 for 51 years. He retired in 2011 
as the Carpenter Foreman with the 
Youngstown City Schools after 33 
years of service. 
Bill was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses 
and attended the Austintown 
Congregation. He enjoyed speaking 
with others about Jehovah God and 
God’s son, Jesus Christ. 
He also enjoyed traveling, helping 
people, and spending time with 
family and friends. 
Bill leaves his wife, the former 
Kathi Dawson, whom he married 
December 23, 1967, two children, 
William (Molly) Ramhoff of 
Youngstown and Joy (Fred) Barnett 
of Austintown, as well as his 
grandpuppy Meeko and many, 
many friends. He will be greatly 
missed by all who knew him. Bill 
was preceded in death by his 
parents. 
A memorial service will be 
announced at a later date.





Obituary
Elizabeth “Jeanne” (Smith) Hoefler 
went to be with the angels on 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, after 
complications from pneumonia and 
diabetes. She was born in 
Youngstown on May 20, 1942, to 
Bob and Betty Smith. 
Jeanne and Norm married on June 
24, 1961, after both graduated from 
Jackson-Milton High School. 
Making their home in North 
Jackson, Jeanne was active while 
raising her three children, working 
at accounting and cake decorating 
until she began working at Bank 
One (later Chase Bank) from 1980-
2007. She was a long-time member 
of the Ohio Child Conservation 
League, maintaining those 
friendships for decades. After 
retirement and moving to 
Austintown, she enjoyed gardening, 
baking, spending time with her 
family and crafting. She created 
many beautiful and personal gifts of 
afghans and canvas-stitched tissue 
box holders. 
She is predeceased by her daughter 
Deborah (Hoefler) Soccorsy and 
her parents Bob and Betty Smith. 
She leaves her husband Norm, to 
whom she was married for over 60 
years, son Jeff (Joyce) Hoefler, 
daughter Cheryl (Clay) Leonard 
and three grandchildren, Curt and 
Claire Leonard and Billy Soccorsy, 
as well as her siblings Judy (Denny) 
Keslar, Bobby Smith, Jan (Butch) 
Urichich, and Joe (Janet) Smith. 
She also leaves 11 nieces and 
nephews and over 20 great nieces 
and nephews. 
Visitation will be held at Lane 
Funeral Homes in Austintown on 
Tuesday October 12, 2021, from 
1:00-3:00 PM with services to 
follow at 3:00 PM.





Obituary
SALEM – Dr. Bruno Stanga, 99, 
passed away Tuesday, October 4, 
2021, at ProMedica Senior Living 
in Westerville, Ohio. He was born 
September 17, 1922, in Harrison, 
Pennsylvania, a son of the late 
Victor and Pauline (Livery) Stanga.

Bruno graduated in 1951 from Ohio 
State University with a Doctor of 
Optometry.  He practiced optometry 
in Salem for over fifty years. He 
was a member of the Salem First 
Presbyterian Church, Salem Elks 
Lodge #305, D.A.V., Independent 
Hose Club and was a member of the 
Salem Rotary from 1955 to 1995.

He served in the U. S. Army with 
the 102nd Infantry Division, 405th 
Regiment and was awarded a 
Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

His wife, Kathleen “Kay” (Boyd) 
Stanga, whom he married 
December 27, 1952, died July 29, 
2021.

He is survived by a son, Mark 
(Jane) Stanga of Arlington, VA; two 
daughters, Linda (Steve) Scott of 
Granville, OH and Lisa Thompson 
of Westerville, OH; and five 
grandchildren, Lindsay (Andrew) 
Trombley, Neil Stanga, Rachael and 
Emma Cronin, and Neil Thompson; 
and three-great-grandchildren, 
Charlie, Ava, and Sloane Trombley.

A joint Celebration of Life service 
for both Bruno and Kay will be held 
Friday, October 22, 2021, at 12 
noon at First Presbyterian Church 
with Pastor Ross Jackson 
officiating.

Calling hours will be Friday, 
October 22, 2021, from 11:00 
a.m.-12:00 noon at First 
Presbyterian Church in Salem, 
Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made 
in Bruno’s name to First 
Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second 
St., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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





Obituary
Zonia L. Miller, age 92, of Alliance, 
passed away on September 14, 
2021.

She was born on January 11, 1929 
in Alliance to Michael Ludwig and 
Gertrude (Barnett) Ludwig. 

Zonia graduated from Alliance 
High School and the Alliance City 
Hospital School of Nursing. She 
spent her life as a caregiver, first for 
her mother and later for her 
husband.

She worked as Emergency Room 
Supervisor for more than twenty  
years at Alliance City Hospital, 
before becoming Head Industrial 
Nurse at Transue and Williams 
Forging Plant for several years, 
finishing her career as Director of 
Nursing at Manor Care.

Zonia was a member of St. Paul’s 
Lutheran Church and a widowed 
member of BPO Elks 467.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her sons, Drew (Faith) Miller 
and Brook Miller; grandson, 
Campbell (Miranda) Miller; and 
son-in-law, John Verga.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, James Miller, 
whom she married June 11, 1950, 
and her daughter, Tanya Verga.

A memorial service will be held at 
on Saturday, October 30th at St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church (3295 S 
Union Ave, Alliance, Ohio) at 2:00 
p.m. with a visitation one hour 
prior.  

In her honor, memorial 
contributions may be made to ALS, 
2500 E. 22nd St. Suite 102, 
Cleveland, Ohio 44115 or the 
Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st 
Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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










Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Virginia Ann 
Sweet, 79 of Austintown passed 
away Wednesday morning, October 
6, 2021, at Briarfield Manor 
Assisted Living Center. Virginia 
was born February 6, 1942 in 
Youngstown the daughter of the late 
Moody and Virginia (Coble) 
Kunkle. She worked on the 
production line for Packard Electric 
retiring in 1994. Virginia was a 
member of the Methodist faith. She 
loved animals, especial her cats and 
dogs, and would feed many of the 
animals that would visit her yard. 
Her husband, Richard Sweet, whom 
she married in June of 1960, passed 
away in August of 2001. Virginia 
leaves her daughter, Holly Sweet of 
Youngstown, a sister, Nancy 
Livingston of Akron, and two 
brothers, William Kunkle of 
Canfield, and Stephen Kunkle of 
Windham. Besides her parents and 
husband, Virginia was preceded in 
death by an infant daughter, Sherry 
Ann Sweet, and one brother, 
Thomas Kunkle. Following 
Virginia’s wishes there are no 
calling hours. A private service will 
be held at a later date at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel.





Obituary
Thomas “Tom” Paul Young, Sr., 75, 
of Warren, OH, passed away on 
October 4, 2021. 
He was born in Beaver Falls on 
December 13, 1945, to the late 
Clarence B. Young and Hughannie 
J. Brooks. 
Thomas was a graduate of Beaver 
Falls High School class of 1964 and 
worked for J&L Steel and Warren 
Consolidated Industries (LTV). His 
hobbies included travel, golf, 
woodworking and working in his 
yard. Later years, Tom enjoyed 
watching old cowboy movies on 
television. 
Thomas is survived by his partner 
Diane Gold, children, Tammy Jo 
Winkle, Bonnie A. Vukich and 
Thomas P. Young Jr. (Lynn). 
Grandchildren, Darrin C. McClean 
Jr., Cody D. McClean (Kaitlyn), 
Derek Vukich, Gunnar Young and 
Archer Young. Great-
Grandchildren, Jacob, Cole and 
Bentley Jackson as well as former 
wife Mary Anne Young. 
He is also survived by his sisters, 
Ardell Watson (Warren), Mary 
Horgan and brothers Robert Young, 
Butch “Louis” Young (Mary Ann) 
and John Young (Dianna), and 
many nieces and nephews. 
Thomas was proceeded in death by 
his wife, Donna Young, sisters 
Betty Jean Udell and Vida Senior, 
brothers, Junior Young, Ronnie 
Young, brother-in-law, Andrew 
Horgan, and a son-in-law Michael 
Winkle. 
Family and friends will be received 
on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge 
Chapel. A service will be held 
immediately following at 12:00 PM 
at the funeral home. Tom will be 
laid to rest at Brunstetter Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be 
made to Elkhorn Valley Christian 
Service Comp, 8200 Carnation 
Drive, Berghatz, Ohio 43908.





Obituary
Judith Elizabeth Boyle (Vivoda), 
77, passed away on October 3, 2021 
surrounded by her loving family. 
Judy was born on December 4, 
1943 in Darby, PA to Mary T. 
Bombeck-Hardman and Robert J. 
Boyle. She was a graduate of 
Warren G. Harding and went on to 
work as one of the first female 
molders at Packard Electric. Judy 
had a free spirit who loved the 
gentleness of animals and nature 
but was also a fierce protector of 
her family. She enjoyed the beauty 
of the outdoors, planting flowers 
and wildlife. She had a gift of 
woodworking and was known for 
her beautiful carvings. Judy was the 
best grandmother, known as 
“Nanny” to her girls. She is 
survived by her only child Paula 
John Vivoda-Klotz (Michael W. 
Klotz) who was the entirety of her 
world; two granddaughters Natasha 
Deppe (Shawn) and Anastasia 
Klotz (Ian Jones) and three 
beautiful great-grandchildren, 
Aristea, Breck and Sloane who she 
loved greatly. Judy is survived by 
two loving sisters Mary Anne Boyle 
Decker (Richard) of Newcastle, PA 
and Patricia Boyle Lapp (Daryl) of 
Henderson, NV. At Judy’s request, 
there will be no funeral or memorial 
service. If you would like to honor 
Judy’s memory, you may make a 
donation to the Camelot Center in 
Southington, OH. Online 
condolences may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Joseph Bernard 
Stelluto II., 51, passed away on 
Thursday September 23, 2021, as 
St. Elizabeth Hospital Surrounded 
by his loving family. Joe was born 
on August 26, 1970, in Youngstown 
the son of Joseph B. Sr. and Kathy 
(Barvitski) Stelluto. He was a 1989 
graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School. Joe enlisted in the Naval 
Reserves Seabees out of high 
school as a heavy machinery 
operator. He continued his 
education, graduating from the 
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. 
Joe worked for 25 years at 
Continental Airlines as a Jet 
Mechanic ending at United Express 
Jet Airlines as the Maintenance 
Supervisor. Joe enjoyed boating and 
spending time at the gun range. His 
happiest moments where spent 
vacationing with his family. He is 
survived by his father, Joseph B. 
(Lorraine) Stelluto Sr., his mother 
Kathy (fiancé Robert Mertz) 
Stelluto, a daughter Adria Aldina 
Stelluto and her mother Becki 
Stelluto, one brother, Michael W. 
(Melissa) Stelluto, a nephew 
Michael W. Stelluto Jr., and 
numerous loving aunts, uncles, and 
cousins who meant so much to him. 
He was preceded in death by his 
maternal grandparents, William and 
Ruth Barvitski, and his paternal 
grandparents, Bernard and Elvira 
Stelluto. Friends may call from 2 to 
3:30 pm Sunday, October 10, 2021, 
at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel where a 
memorial service will be held at 
3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers 
donations may be sent to the 
American Cancer Society in Joe’s 
memory. Family and friends may 
view this obituary and send 
condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Wilma Jean Shepherd, 92 of 
Youngstown, died Friday evening at 
Omni Manor. Wilma was born 
January 15, 1929 in Lum, 
Michigan, a daughter of the late 
Roy and Blanche (Mitchell) Hough 
and came to this area in 1970 from 
Flint, Michigan. In 1985, Wilma 
and her husband Malcomb moved 
to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1985 
and resided there for 30 years. She 
returned to this area in 2007 after 
the death of her husband. Wilma 
enjoyed knitting and reading and 
loved to listen to Frank Sinatra. Her 
husband, Malcomb Royce 
Shepherd, whom she married June 
26, 1949, died March 6, 2006. 
Wilma leaves a daughter, Bonnie 
(Robert) Clark of Youngstown; two 
sons, Michael (Lynda Bomback) 
Shepherd of Youngstown, Steven 
(Toni) Shepherd of Charlotte, NC 
and two grandchildren, Leyla (Jay) 
Kyrie and Megan (Travis) Love. 
Wilma also leaves three great-
grandchildren, Brody, Emily, 
Dryden and her beloved cat, Tootie. 
Besides her parents and her 
husband, Wilma was preceded in 
death by two brothers, Roy Hough 
and Harold Hough. There will be no 
services or calling hours per 
Wilma's wishes. Arrangements have 
been entrusted to Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel. 
Friends and family may view this 
obituary and give their condolences 
at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
 





Obituary
COLUMBIANA – Martha “Marty” 
B. Paparodis, 87, passed away 
peacefully with all her children 
surrounding her Tuesday, October 
5, 2021, at her home. She was born 
October 15, 1933, in McKeesport, 
PA, daughter of the late Regis and 
Leona (Reese) Reinhard.

Marty was a homemaker and 
previously worked at Strauss as a 
clothes buyer and made many trips 
to New York clothing district. She 
was a member St. Jude Catholic 
Church in Columbiana as well as a 
member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church in Salem, where she served 
as director of the Renew Program, 
was a CCD teacher, Lector, 
Eucharistic Minister and loved her 
many bible study meetings. Marty 
was a loving mother, grandmother, 
and great grandmother, known as 
the moral compass of the family.

Marty was preceded in death by her 
husband, Odess “Soph” Paparodis 
on September 8, 1995.

Besides her parents and husband, 
two sisters, Mary Lou Theiss and 
Sister Mary Marthe, SND.

Survivors include her sons, George 
Paparodis of Columbiana and Roy 
(Terri) Paparodis of Salem; 
daughters, Susan (Tim) Annabell of 
Salem, Marilyn Dissauer of 
Sagamore Hills, and Diane 
Paparodis of Salem; 13 
grandchildren and 10 great 
grandchildren.

A Mass of Chistian Burial will be 
held at 12 Noon Saturday, October 
9, 2021, at St. Jude Catholic Church 
in Columbiana with Father David 
Misbrener officiating.

Friends and family will be received 
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 Noon at 
the church. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 
180 7th St., Columbiana, OH 44408 
or Community Hospice, 2341 E. 
State St., Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend, you may show 
your support by joining our 
complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
where your message will be 
attached to a balloon 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 Marty’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Mary (Arbaugh) Forsythe 82, of 
Salem, died at 3:43 PM Thursday, 
September 23, 2021, at Auburn 
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 
in Damascus following a 9 month 
illness.

She was born on October 27, 1938 
in Massillon, Ohio, the daughter of 
the late Chester and Betty (Reed) 
Arbaugh.

She has resided in Salem since 
1974, coming from Canton. She 
was a former co-owner of the 
Dinner Bell Restaurant on West 
State Street in Salem. She and her 
husband Charlie also operated food 
trailers. The last most remembered 
location was the turkey legs cooked 
in the black train engine at the 
Rogers Sale on Fridays.

Mary had one of the most loving 
and sweet dispositions to those 
around her. She will be remembered 
by many how she would joke and 
kid around. Mary liked to go 
shopping for bargains and find 
some good antique deals. She and 
Charlie always enjoyed a good day 
out fishing and spending time in the 
great outdoors.

She is survived by her children; 
Diane (Ronald) Heath of E. Canton, 
Sabrina (David) Brewer of 
Canfield, Denise Krebs of Salem, 
Charles (Melinda) Forsythe of 
Beaver Creek and Jeffrey (Glenda) 
Forsythe of Tuscarawas, sister; 
Susan (Joseph) Small of Canton, 
and many grand and great 
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mary was 
preceded in death by her husband of 
33 years, Charles E. Forsythe who 
died on November 4, 2000, a son; 
Edwin Goehring on November 8, 
2016, a grandson; David S. Royea 
Jr. on January 8, 2021, and a 
brother Thomas Arbaugh.

A Celebration of Life Service will 
be held on Tuesday, September 28, 
2021, 1:30 PM at the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
and Cremation Services, Salem. 
Her son, Charles Forsythe from the 
Xenia Church of Christ will be 
officiating. The burial will follow in 
Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. A 
time of visitation will be from 
12:30 to 1:30 PM Tuesday at the 
funeral home.





Obituary
Carol L. Burwell, age 76, of Paris, 
OH passed away peacefully on 
Saturday, October 2, 2021, in her 
home. She was born August 7, 1945 
in Richlands, VA. Carol was a 1963 
graduate of McKinley HS. She 
attended New Life Ministries 
Church and she was a former 
employee of Best Products in 
Canton and the Robertsville Post 
Office. Carol is survived by her 
sons, Larry and Jeff Burwell; 
daughter, Christine (Emil) Nyland; 
six grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren. She was also 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Larry Burwell; her father, Arnold 
Walker; her mother and step-father, 
Hazel and Wily Peters and her 
sister, Ann Hill.

Per Carols wishes, a private family 
funeral service was held at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home. Carol was laid 
to rest, beside her husband, in 
Robertsville Cemetery. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home  





Obituary
Pamela Gene Weibel, age 74, of 
Alliance, passed away on October 
2, 2021.

She was born on March 29, 1947 in 
Alliance to Wilbur F. Schulze and 
Mary Beth (Akins) Schulze. 

Pam graduated from Alliance High 
school where she enjoyed 
participating in the cosmetology 
program.

Pam began her career as an EMT 
while she studied to become a 
Respiratory Therapist, a job she 
spent most of her life doing. Pam 
was also an associate life member 
of the Marine Corps League where 
she helped with many charities. Her 
favorite was Toys for Tots.

Pam loved to act. She did radio and 
television commercials and was an 
honorary life member of the 
Carnation City Players. She also 
enjoyed target shooting and fishing, 
but most of all Pam liked spending 
time with her family, grandchildren 
and her beloved cat, Blue. She 
loved family card and game nights 
that brought everyone together.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband Fred E. Weibel III, 
whom she married on July 4, 1981; 
her brother, Dennis (Karen) 
Schulze, niece and nephew 
Christina and Greg; her two sons, 
Adam (Amy) Carlile, and Drew 
(Lisa) Carlile; four grandchildren, 
Sydney, Alexander, Brandon, and 
Bryan. Pam loved to love, there 
were many who knew her as 
“mom”.  All of these she loved and 
touched deeply.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents, and a son Jason.

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

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the Alzheimer’s 
Association, 70 W. Streetsboro 
Street, Suite 201, Hudson, OH 
44236.

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





Obituary
SALEM - Richard B. Holland, 68, 
died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

Richard was born on June 27, 1953, 
in Salem, OH, a son of the late 
Robert and Esther (Nahar) Holland 
Garrett.

He was a 1971 graduate of East 
Palestine High School. Richard 
went on to Capital Bible College in 
Sacramento, CA with a degree in 
ministerial studies. Richard worked 
as a truck driver for various 
companies throughout the years.

Richard was a member of both 
Greenford Christian Church and 
Filipino American Bible Church in 
Austintown.

He was a Chaplin at the truck stop 
ministry.  Richard enjoyed golfing 
and bowling in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, 
Antonina " Annie" Holland 
(Sibbaluca), whom he married 
March 08, 2003; and one brother, 
William (Virginia) Holland.

A funeral service will be held 
Saturday, October 09, 2021, at 
10:00 AM at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor Jeff Schoch officiating. 
Burial will follow at Columbiana 
Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, October 
8, 2021, at Stark Memorial. Please 
adhere to CDC guidelines.

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.

 2 Timothy 4:7-8I have fought a 
good fight, I have finished my 
course, I have kept the faith: 
Henceforth there is laid up for me a 
crown of righteousness….





Obituary
William J. Sanford, 72, of Beloit 
passed away on Saturday, October 
2, 2021 at Aultman Alliance 
Hospital. William was born on 
October 3, 1948 in Alliance, Ohio 
to the late Henry and Anita 
(Sacconi) Sanford. William was an 
avid cards player; enjoyed to bowl 
and play horseshoes where he won 
a championship in horseshoes. He 
built the home where him and 
Carolyn raised their children and 
could just about build or fix 
anything. William had a passion for 
family and his pride and joy was 
their children, he loved them so 
much.

William is survived by his loving 
wife of 53 years Carolyn 
(Goodwin) Sanford who he married 
January 27, 1968; children Lisa 
(Marvin) Frederick, Brian (Kristi) 
Sanford and Lori (Keith) Groscost; 
two brothers Henry Sanford and 
Gary Sanford; seven grandchildren 
and ten great grandchildren. 
Besides his parents William was 
preceded in death by a son Timothy 
Lewis Sanford and a brother Dave 
Sanford. 

A funeral service will take place on 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home with Pastor Glen 
Davidson officiating. Friends and 
family will be received the hour 
prior to service from 11:00 AM to 
12:00 PM at the funeral home. 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, 





Obituary
William J. Sanford, 72, of Beloit 
passed away on Saturday, October 
2, 2021 at Aultman Alliance 
Hospital. William was born on 
October 3, 1948 in Alliance, Ohio 
to the late Henry and Anita 
(Sacconi) Sanford. William was an 
avid cards player; enjoyed to bowl 
and play horseshoes where he won 
a championship in horseshoes. He 
built the home where him and 
Carolyn raised their children and 
could just about build or fix 
anything. William had a passion for 
family and his pride and joy was 
their children, he loved them so 
much.

William is survived by his loving 
wife of 53 years Carolyn 
(Goodwin) Sanford who he married 
January 27, 1968; children Lisa 
(Marvin) Frederick, Brian (Kristi) 
Sanford and Lori (Keith) Groscost; 
two brothers Henry Sanford and 
Gary Sanford; seven grandchildren 
and ten great grandchildren. 
Besides his parents William was 
preceded in death by a son Timothy 
Lewis Sanford and a brother Dave 
Sanford. 

A funeral service will take place on 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home with Pastor Glen 
Davidson officiating. Friends and 
family will be received the hour 
prior to service from 11:00 AM to 
12:00 PM at the funeral home. 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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Obituary
SALEM - Shirley L. Boals, 86, died 
Monday, October  4, 2021 at her 
residence in Huber Heights, Ohio.

Shirley was born on November 10, 
1934 in Wellsville, OH the daughter 
of the late William O. and Jennie 
Ellen (Howell) Pugh.

Shirley worked at Hardcastle Realty 
as a Realtor. She was active in the 
First Christian Church in Salem for 
50 years.

Shirley enjoyed crafts and 
gardening.

Her husband Norman L.  Boals, 
whom she married December 12, 
1954,and died June 20, 2002.

She is survived by her children 
Kathy (Ron) Pasco of Springfield, 
OH; Doug (Beth) Boals of Zeeland, 
MI, Jenny (Bob) Bodnar of Hudson, 
OH,  grandchildren Emily Bodnar, 
Samantha Bodnar, John Robert 
Bodnar, Kristi Pasco, and Ryan 
(Brittany) Pasco; great-
grandchildren, Clara Litherland, 
Ellie Pasco, Kipton Pasco, Asher 
Pasco, Amerie Matthews, Kiera 
Matthews, and Jackson Pasco.

Besides her parents and husband, 
Shirley was preceded in death by 
her siblings Mandy Baker, Louise 
"Delores" Albright, Thena "Marie" 
Joy, Oscar Pugh, Walter Pugh, 
Esther Howard, Lloyd Pugh, Lester 
Pugh, Forest Pugh, Emerson Pugh.

A funeral service will be held 
Friday, October 08, 2021 at 11am at 
First Christian Church in Salem 
with Pastor Leonard Moore 
officiating, Private Burial will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

Friends and family  will be received 
one hour prior Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the First Christian Church, 
1151 E. 6th St. Salem, Ohio 44460.

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

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.





Obituary
Canfield- Paul Andrew Drodouski, 
52 of Canfield passed away 
Monday, October 4, 2021, at St 
Elizabeth Hospital of injuries he 
received in an accident. Paul was 
born July 11, 1969, in Warrensville 
Heights, Ohio the son of James and 
Diane (Pohto) Drodouski. He was a 
graduate of Maple Heights High 
School and received a Bachelor of 
Science degree from Kent State 
University. Paul was an Army 
Veteran serving as an Airborne 
Ranger during operation desert 
storm in the Iraq War He worked as 
the Director of Maintenance for 
Macy’s distribution centers across 
the United States. He was Catholic 
by faith and was a member of 
ABATE. Paul’s hobbies included 
restoring and riding motorcycles, 
hot rod cars, boats and sailing, and 
time at the beach. He was also an 
Ohio State fan. Paul leaves his 
parents James and Diane of North 
Jackson, two children, Montana and 
John Drodouski both of Canfield, a 
brother Mark of Maple Heights, and 
the mother of his children, Kelly 
McGregor of Newton Falls. Friends 
and family may call from 4 to 7 PM 
Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel and 
again from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at 
the funeral home where services 
will begin at 11 AM. In lieu of 
flowers the family request donation 
be made to any veteran organization 
or to the charity of the donor’s 
choice in Paul’s name.





Obituary
 

Live to ride, Ride to live

 

Bobby Lee Warner 60, of Salem, 
passed away at his home on 
September 25, 2021. He was born 
August 16, 1961 to the late, Junior 
and Doris (Custer) Warner.  Bobby 
is survived by his loving wife of 42 
years, Barbara Ray Warner; one son 
Bobby Lee Warner Jr. (Ink); one 
daughter, Beth Ann (Warner) 
Nicholson; and four grandchildren.  
Bobby was educated in Leetonia 
Schools, loved to go out hunting, 
fishing, ride his Harley, and most 
importantly loved his children and 
grandchildren.

 

No services to be held

 

A True Free Bird

If I leave here tomorrow

Would you still remember me?

For I must be traveling on now

'cause there's too many places I've 
got to see

but if I stay here with you, girl

things just couldn't be the same

'cause I'm free as a bird now and 
this bird you cannot change





Obituary
Patrick H. Seal 77, was carried 
home by Jesus on September 19, 
2021.

 

Patrick was a US Navy Veteran and 
proud of his Country and his God.

 

He is survived by the love of his 
life, Jamie (Vietmeier) Carman 
Seal, his children; Patrice (James) 
Dillon of Florida., Pamela (Scott) 
Brileya and Paul Seal both of 
Vermont., Perry (Lori) Seal of 
Tenn., step children; Brandi Cook, 
Dillon Ketchum, Levi Ketchum and 
John Ketchum all of Salem and 
Patrick Wise of Vermont., He will 
also be missed by his grand 
daughter Pamela Dillon and step 
grandchildren Jordyn and Madi 
Stewart.

 

In addition to his parents, Dolph 
and Bertha (Huff) Seal, he was 
preceded in death by his first wife, 
Paula Ann (Benson) Seal who died 
in 1999, an infant daughter, Pammy 
Seal and all nine of his siblings.

 

A private family service with 
military honors will be held here in 
Salem before he is returned to 
Vermont.

 

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





Obituary
Marian F. (Beardsley) Wolford, 89, 
of Salem, died at 3:55 AM 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 
Windsor House at Canfield. She 
spent her final days surrounded by 
her loving and dedicated family.  
She was a beloved sister, mother, 
aunt, grandmother, and friend.  She 
dedicated her life to supporting the 
success of those around her, 
especially her family and the 
members of the congregation at her 
church.

 

She was born on July 27, 1932, in 
Green Township, Mahoning 
County, the daughter of the late 
Almus and Mary Grim) Beardsley.

 

 

Marian was a very busy and giving 
person her whole life. In her 
younger years, she was active in 4H 
and band in high school. She was a 
lifelong pianist.  She graduated in 
1950 from Greenford High School, 
and in 1953, received her nursing 
degree from the Youngstown 
School of Nursing.

 

She married a short time later to 
Richard Wolford.  Members of the 
“Greatest Generation,” they 
sacrificed the first years of their 
marriage while Richard served his 
country in the US Army in the 
Korean War.  They were married 
until his passing in 2020. They 
shared many loving years together. 
They raised five wonderful 
children.

 

She was a very active member of 
the Greenford Christian Church. 
Marian helped in the office, taught 
Sunday School, started the 1-6 
Sunday School classes, volunteered 
at Vacation Bible School, served on 
the former ladies aux., sang in the 
choir, played in the bell choir, and 
undertook countless other tasks that 
just plainly needed to be done. They 
also hosted a Bible Study out of 
their home.

 

Their former home on Roller Road 
was a favorite for many over the 
years. It was the place where events 
for friends and family were held—
especially outdoor gatherings in the 
summer at “the pavilion” where 
guests enjoyed swimming, fishing, 
volleyball, badminton, archery, and 
throwing horseshoes. Marian was 
the faithful and tireless hostess, 
working behind the scenes. She 
enjoyed her summer vegetable 
garden and the raspberry patches.  
Her pressure cooker was busy in 
summer and fall, and she 
generously shared the canned goods 
she became known for including 
raspberry jam, apple butter, and 
bread and butter pickle.

 

The family was big into camping. 
They held events where there were 
40 to 50 friends and family 
gathered in a campground for a 
good time together. She loved the 
outdoors, watching the wildlife and 
the beauty of nature. When the time 
permitted, a good bike ride or a 
relaxing swim in the pool was 
enjoyable.

 

Her close friends were important to 
her as well as the neighbors. A 
favorite thing was to go out 
monthly with the “Lunch Bunch.”

 

She also loved to sew, make 
clothing and curtains. There was 
even time over the years where she 
volunteered with the American Red 
Cross for 10 years.

 

She is survived by her five children, 
Daniel Richard (Dena) Wolford of 
Lisbon, Gary Lee (Lei Lani) 
Wolford of Salem, Jeff Lynn (Bobbi 
Ann) Wolford of Salem, Scott Eric 
(Sharon) Wolford of Columbiana 
and Mary Jane (Matt Thomas) 
Wolford of Albuquerque, NM., a 
brother John (Mary Ann) Beardsley 
of Canfield, five grandchildren and 
five great grandchildren.

 

Services will be on Monday, 
September 20, 2021, 1:30 pm at the 
Greenford Christian Church, The 
Rev. John Bush, officiating. The 
burial will follow in the Green 
Township (Christian Church) 
Cemetery. A time of visitation will 
be on Sunday from 7-9 pm at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem, and one hour prior to the 
services at the church.





Obituary
Charles Edwin Sheen 86, of 
Columbiana, died September 13, 
2021 , at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital/Mercy Health, Boardman.

 

He was born on June 29, 1935, in 
Green Twp, Mahoning County, the 
son of Charles and Nellie (Wilms) 
Sheen.

 

Charlie lived his entire life in 
Mahoning County. The first 49 
years was on the family farm on 
Beaver Creek and Middletown 
Roads. He was born there and 
operated the dairy farm until 
moving to Columbiana. He was a 
veteran of the US Army, and served 
for 2 years. Charlie retired in 
September, 2013 from Baird 
Brothers, where he had worked for 
many years. He was an active 
church member of the Columbiana 
Church of Christ. He had served as 
their treasurer for 25 years and 
stepped down in 2008. Charlie was 
not one to got out and about, he 
stayed around the house, working 
on things, gardening and cutting the 
grass.

 

He is survived by his wife of 52 
years, Lois E. (Graham) Sheen, 
whom he married on July 26, 1969, 
a daughter Marie Elnora Sheen of 
Salem and a son Donald Edwin 
Sheen of the Philippines, a sister 
Hazel Nickolas of Youngstown.

 

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his siblings; 
Esther Wilson, Ruth Schmidt, Iona 
Cloyd, Blanche Dudley, Margaret 
Delp, George, Donald, Paul and 
Carl Sheen.

 

Services will be held on Saturday, 
September 25, 2021, 11 AM. The 
military honors will be first, then 
followed by Rev. Gary Bailey 
officiating at the Columbiana 
Church of Christ. A time of 
visitation will be from 10 to 11 Am 
Saturday at the church. The burial 
will take place in Hope Cemetery in 
Salem.

 

Memorial contributions can be 
made to the donor’s choice.

 

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





Obituary
Loren Charles Deeter, 73, of 
Fairfield Twp., Leetonia, OH, 
passed away at 1:43 p. m., on 
Friday, September 10, 2021, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

 

Loren was born on August 23, 
1948, in Mt. Pleasant, MI, to his 
parent’s; the late Harold and 
Blanche (Hahn) Deeter.

 

He married his beautiful bride; 
Sandra L. (Jackson) Deeter, on 
November 18, 1972, sharing 48 
years of building a wonderful life 
and home together.

 

Loren was a mechanic in general.  
If something went wrong, he could 
figure it out.  In his early years, he 
was a truck driver and then went 
back to driving later in life. He 
studied in the Akron area for being 
an Aviation Mechanic. His career 
continued until he moved on to US 
Air. When 9/11 happened, his 
career with the airlines was brought 
to an abrupt end and he retired. As 
the years went on, it allowed him to 
explore numerous hobbies he 
enjoyed.  His skill at woodworking 
was far beyond the average.  
Loren's mechanical thinking mind 
made it easier for him to problem 
solve and fix things. If you would 
stop by unannounced, you may find 
him out painting, roofing, or in 
general, puttering around. The 
family will always remember that 
he was very meticulous in what he 
did. 

 

The fun times and gatherings that 
were had around the house, with 
Loren cooking on the grill and other 
fresh-made bake good to snack on 
will always be remembered.  I am 
sure that those that were close will 
miss his desire to help others out.

 

Along with his wife, Loren is 
survived by his children; Cynthia 
Deeter of Oklahoma, Adam Deeter 
of Salem, Jessica Deeter of 
Leetonia, siblings; Lynn Deeter of 
Guilford Lake, Verda (Robert) 
McGraw of Frazeysburg and, 
Arlyce (Tom Svoboda) Deeter of 
Sandy Lake (Ravenna).

 

A time a visitation will be held on 
Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 
1:30 – 2:30 p. m. at Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
& Cremation Services of Salem, 
OH, with services following at 2:30 
p. m. The Rev. Kenny Stull of the 
Mt. Calvary Community Church 
will be officiating. The family has 
chosen to have a private burial.





Obituary
William Lewis Lehman Jr., of 
Boardman, OH, died at his home at 
10:00 a. m., on Wednesday, 
September 8, 2021.

 

He was born on November 11, 
1949, in Canton, OH, to his late 
parents; William L. and Madeline 
C. (Theobald) Lehman Sr.

 

William was a 1967 graduate of 
Glennwood High School in Canton. 
He served 3 years in the United 
States Army from 1968 to 1971 
during the Vietman War. By trade, 
William was a Welder and worked 
at GM Lordstown before his 
retirement. Upon returning from his 
time served in the Army, he married 
his wife; Mary (Renner) Lehman on 
March 17, 1972 and shared 49 years 
of marriage together. William’s 
hobbies were spending time in the 
outdoors. He enjoyed camping, 
hunting, and fishing.

 

In addition to his wife, William is 
survived by his sons; Eric William 
Lehman of Boardman, Kenneth 
Robert Lehman of Sarasota, FL, 
and 2 grandchildren.





Obituary
Warren – Gregory L. McFall, 67, 
passed away Saturday morning, 
October 2, 2021 at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center in Youngstown. 
Gregory was born in January 1, 
1954 in East Liverpool, OH, a son 
of Clyde and Helen McFall. 
He was a Maplewood High School 
graduate and continued his 
education by receiving his 
bachelor’s degree in Business 
Administration at The Ohio State 
University. 
He was an avid sports fan and loved 
to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers and 
The Ohio State Buckeyes. He also 
was a garden and nature enthusiast. 
Gregory will be missed by Barbara 
McFall; his mother, Helen McFall; 
son, Patrick McFall; sisters, Susan 
and Cheryl; and brothers, Bob and 
David. 
He was preceded in death by his 
Father Clyde McFall. 
Cremation was entrusted with Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Roberts-
Clark Chapel in Warren. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Roger L. “Jack” Rickman, age 67, 
of Alliance passed away on 
September 29, 2021.

He was born on May 18, 1954 in 
Glendale, WV to Charles Rickman 
and Orpha Greathouse.

Jack worked for American Steel 
and then Alliance Castings. He 
loved working on vehicles and 
especially preserving his 1978 
GMC truck. Jack also enjoyed 
doing home construction and dirt 
track racing, but his favorite thing 
was spending time with his family 
and lifting everyone’s spirits with 
his great sense of humor. Jack was a 
member of the Dante, Eagles Club 
and the Roma.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his daughter, Susan Rickman 
Wilkes; step-sons, Steven Notman 
and Jamie Reighard; siblings, Carol 
Yoho, Teresa Rickman, and Sarah 
Powell; five grandchildren; three 
great-grandchildren; and a niece, 
Stacy Rickman.  He was preceded 
in death by his parents; two 
brothers, Carl Pete Rickman and 
Jerry Rickman; and a sister, Linda 
Yoho.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 
at 1:00 p.m. with a visitation two 
hours prior. Rex Billiter will 
officiate. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 





Obituary
James S. Liggitt, age 91 of 
Columbiana, passed away on 
September 26, 2021 following a 
lengthy illness.

He was born July 22, 1930, in 
Lisbon, Ohio, the son of John C. 
and Ethel Skinner Liggitt.

Jim married his wife Mary on June 
20, 1953.  Prior to his retirement in 
1994, he was employed by the 
Dollar Savings and Trust Company, 
which is now the PNC Bank, as a 
pension and trust administrator.

He was a member of Grace Church 
in Columbiana.

In Jim’s early years, he played 
Lisbon American Legion Baseball, 
and his team was one of the top 
teams in the state of Ohio.  The 
team was honored during a dinner 
at the Hollenden Hotel in Cleveland 
which was attended by baseball 
greats Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and 
Tris Speaker.  In later years, he 
played softball and bowled in 
various leagues.

Jim was preceded in death by his 
wife Mary Falkner, daughter Sherry 
(Dennis) Imhoff, his parents, five 
brothers John E., Charles, Rollin, 
Robert and Wayne, and five sisters 
Thelma (Charles) Hill, Mary Louise 
(Paul) Denkhaus, Helen (John) 
Halko, Wilma Liggitt and Ethel J. 
(Lewis) Hiner.

Surviving are his daughter Cathy 
(Ron) Ballachino of Louisville, KY, 
his son James A. (Diana) Liggitt of 
Amarillo, TX, five grandchildren 
and ten great grandchildren.

Private funeral service will be held 
at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home in Columbiana on Friday, 
October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with 
Reverend Dr. Robert C. Joy.

Burial will follow at Columbiana 
Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Cheryl L. Gandee, age 69, formerly 
of Alliance, passed away at 5:00 
a.m. on September 28th at Manatee 
Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, 
FL.

She was born on December 4, 1951 
in Alliance to Glenn Creamer and 
Joan (Triplett) Martin. 

Cheryl was a member of God’s 
Missionary Church in Florida.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her mother; her husband, John 
Gandee Sr.; her children, John 
(Crystal) Gandee Jr., Angela 
(Jason) Grimm and Mary (Shawn) 
Virtue; seventeen grandchildren; 
sixteen great-grandchildren; and 
siblings, Mark (Joyce) Creamer, 
Jeffrey Creamer, and Jackie 
Edwards.

She was preceded in death by her 
father and her sister, Kim Caldwell.

A memorial service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Saturday, October 2nd at 
6:00 p.m. with a visitation two 
hours prior. Reverend Harry Plank 
will officiate.

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





Obituary
V. George Burson, age 90, of 
Warren (Champion Township), OH 
passed away peacefully Saturday, 
September 25, 2021. George was 
born on October 5, 1930, the last 
son laid to rest of 6 boys to the late 
Peter and Florence (Popa) Burson. 
George’s parents’ immigrants of 
Romanian descent, settled in 
Louisville, Ohio in the early 1900s’. 
This is where he grew up; as well as 
did his lifetime companion & wife 
of 55 years, Joyce A. Burson 
(Robarts (Layne)), preceding in 
death she passed away in April of 
2016. 

George was a kind and caring man 
who loved his family and enjoyed 
spending time with them. He truly 
possessed a servant’s heart. He was 
the type that built lasting 
relationships with those he knew 
whether it be family or a client he 
had helped, you could count on him 
as a friend. His favorite family 
vacations became a tradition 
spanning over a period of 40 years, 
from the (late) 1960s’ - into (early) 
2000s’ at Lakeside, a retreat - resort 
community on Lake Erie 
(Marblehead Peninsula) Ohio; and 
of course, this included an annual 
amusement outing to Cedar Point! 
George graduated from 
Youngstown State University with a 
Bachelor of Science/Accounting 
serving others as an Accountant & 
CPA for over 50 years. Service was 
important to him, that being evident 
from his lifetime volunteering on 
committees with church (including 
the annual retreat he enjoyed with 
his wife Joyce). Mid-life he also 
served his community through 
auxiliaries of the Rotary club, 
Kiwanis, and was a life-long 
member - volunteer with the 
Gideons organization. He also gave 
his time helping many years with 
Trumbull County outreach Meals 
on Wheels program, in which the 
returned blessing was recently 
received as supporters delivered 
him meals for several months, just 
this year. 
He had a lot of energy, he was a 
very up- key person, evident in high 
school and as a young adult when 
he participated in organized boxing. 
Early in the 1950s’ he enlisted in 
the Air Force, where he learned the 
acoustic guitar, which is also the 
time when he became a follower & 
believer of the Messiah Christ, as 
his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed 
golf; although not as often as he’d 
have liked, then in later years took 
pleasure watching it as a fan. 
He is survived by his children, 
Lorra L. (Rev. Don) Barnes, Val G. 
(Jana) Burson, Julia K. Genet, 
Claudia J. (Ted) Bowman, and Leah 
K. (James) Dowell; 15 
grandchildren; 20 great 
grandchildren; and numerous other 
nieces, nephews, and extended 
family. 
A celebration of George’s life, 
Happy Birthday ever-after, will be 
held 11 AM, Tuesday, October 5, 
2021; with calling hours prior from 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the 
Champion Church of the Nazarene, 
where George & Joyce were 
members. The interment to follow 
will be held with Air Force military 
honors, at the North Lawn 
Cemetery 4927 Cleveland Ave NW, 
in North Canton, OH 44709. 
Respects and online condolences 
may also be made at Lane Robert’s 
Clark Funeral Home.





Obituary
Cheryl L. Murphy, age 62, passed 
away early Sunday morning 
September 26, 2021, at the Hospice 
House after a courageous battle 
with cancer .Cheryl was born 
October 10, 1958, in Youngstown to 
the late Richard and Joan (Ernst) 
Wolfe. She was a graduate of 
Woodrow Wilson High School in 
Youngstown. Cheryl was a private 
person. Besides her parents, Cheryl 
is preceded in death by her sister 
Debora Wolfe. She is survived by 
her daughters Jacki Murphy and 
Jayne (James) Krieg; five 
grandchildren Maxine, Leah, 
Kayleigh, McKenna, and Carl; Six 
great-grandchildren; and two 
brothers, Richard (Pam) Wolfe and 
Gregory (Linda) Wolfe. Private 
burial in Forest Lawn Memorial 
Park at a later date. Arrangements 
entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.





Obituary
Warren Township- Elizabeth Ann 
Yoho, age 71, passed away early 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at St. 
Joseph Hospital. 
Betty was born November 30, 1949 
in Warren, Ohio to the late Lewis 
and Clara (Hebert) Bower. Betty 
graduated from Leavittsburg High 
School. She retired from Packard 
Electric after 32 years of service. 
Betty was a kind and caring person 
who brought smiles to the faces of 
everyone she met. She was truly 
happiest when surrounded by her 
family and friends. She enjoyed 
spending time with her kids, 
grandchildren, and great 
grandchildren, coffee nights with 
her brothers and sisters, and her 
daily chats with her Starbucks 
friends. Her other true love was 
horses, she enjoyed being around 
them, just watching them in the 
pasture, and being a 4H advisor for 
her granddaughter. She played a 
vital role in her family business and 
was always there for anyone who 
needed it. 
Besides her parents, Betty was 
preceded in death by her husband 
Kenneth A. Yoho. 
She is survived by her children, 
Rodney (Kathie) Yoho, Ryan 
(Angie) Yoho, and Kristina (Dan) 
Flanigan; eight grandchildren Katie, 
Riley, Kenny, Jeff, Kayleigh, Joe, 
Lauren, and Ron; seven great-
grandchildren; two brothers Rocky 
and Bill Bower; two sisters Leah 
Kirkwood and Teri Saukko. 
Friends may call 3-5PM Sunday at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-
Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren, where the funeral service 
will begin at 10AM on Monday. 
Interment in Pine Knoll Cemetery.





Obituary
NILES- Gary L. Elser, age 53, 
passed away Wednesday, 
September 15, 2021 at St. Joseph 
Hospital after a period of declining 
health. 
Gary was born July 19, 1968 in 
Warren, Ohio to the late Gerald E. 
and Ruth Mae (Craven) Elser. Gary 
was a graduate of Maplewood High 
School. 
He was a member of the Trumbull 
County Antique Tractor Club. Gary 
enjoyed fixing lawnmowers and his 
classic Allis-Chalmers tractor. 
Besides his parents, Gary is 
preceded in death by his mother-in-
law Joyce Smith. 
Gary is survived by his wife 
Vanessa (Smith) Elser, his brother 
Glenn Chaney, his father-in-law 
Robert Smith, and his niece, Angel. 
His beloved dogs, Petey and Buddy, 
and cats, Callie, Junior, and Sam. 
There will be no services for Gary. 
Arrangements entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Gary’s family.





Obituary
SALEM - Nancy A. Ray, 80, died 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 
her residence surrounded by her 
family. She was born on August 13, 
1941, in Ravenna, OH, a daughter 
of the late Robert K. Stamp and 
Mary Jane (Turner) Stamp.

Nancy was a 1959 graduate of 
United Local High School, the first 
graduating class. She worked as a 
shipping clerk at Haltec 
Corporation, retiring in 2000.

She was a member of Winona 
United Methodist Church, where 
she belonged to the Hazel Circle. 
Nancy was passionate of her garden 
and her flowers, where she won 
best of show on a few occasions at 
the Columbiana County Fair.

Survivors include her husband, 
James Ray, whom she married 
October 2, 1959; three children, 
James (Deanna) Ray of Salem, 
Timothy (Tammy) Ray of 
Hanoverton, and Beth (George) 
Emerick of Lisbon; siblings, Kathy 
(Jerry) Hendricks of Salem, Ruth 
(Jim) Newman of Salem, and Sue 
(Jack) Reeder of Hanoverton; six 
grandchildren, J.R. Ray, Luke 
(Alisha) Ray, Colby (Ryan) Adams, 
Josh (Alexis) Ray, Tate (Julia) Ray, 
and Brynn (Eric) Mackall; and 11 
great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Nancy was 
preceded in death by one sister, 
Barbara Good, and one brother-in-
law George Good.

A funeral service will be held 
Monday, October 4, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m. at Winona United Methodist 
Church in Winona, OH, with Pastor 
Tom Scott officiating.

Friends and family will be received 
from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, 
October 3, 2021, at Winona United 
Methodist Church and Monday 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m. before the 
service.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Winona Methodist Church, 
32114 Winona Rd., P.O. Box 25, 
Winona, OH 44493 or Hospice of 
the Valley, 2388B Southeast Blvd., 
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 Nancy's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Shirley M. Shafer, age 85, passed 
away on September 27, 2021 at 
home following a short illness. She 
was born August 21, 1936 in Beloit, 
Ohio to Alfred Crist and Clara 
Elizabeth (Warren) Blasiman. She 
graduated in May 27, 1955 from 
Sebring McKinley High School.

Shirley delivered newspapers for 
many years and worked at Walmart 
in Alliance for several years. She 
loved mowing her grass, gardening, 
cooking and canning. She loved 
teaching her granddaughter, Ciara, 
all of her old recipes. Shirley loved 
her dog Pepper, who is already in 
heaven waiting for her. She enjoyed 
feeding all the stray cats in the 
neighborhood. She also enjoyed 
watching Judge Judy every day that 
she could. Shirley was the type of 
person that anybody she met fell in 
love with her.

Surviving are sons, Terry (Tammy) 
King, Kenny (Theresa) King, both 
from Alliance, David Shafer of East 
Palestine and Michael Shafer of 
Alliance and her many 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. Besides her parents 
she was preceded in death by her 
brothers Charles,Lester,Russell,Earl 
and Glen Blasiman and her sisters 
Helen Blasiman and Grace 
Blasiman-Wade. Shirley's family 
would like to extend a special thank 
you to her caregiver, best friend and 
granddaughter, Ciara Shafer.

Funeral services will be held on 
Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:00 
AM, at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home with Pastor Quint 
Bryan officiating. A time of 
visitation will be held on Friday, 
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 
Burial will take place at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit. Friends 
and family may send condolences 
and sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangments are entrusted to 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home in Sebring. 





Obituary
Kathleen "Hazel" Wayt, 98, of 
Beloit passed away on Monday, 
September 27, 2021 at Altercare of 
Alliance. Hazel was born in Salem, 
Ohio on December 31, 1922 the 
daughter of the late Roy and Sadie 
Rouse.

Survived by her husband Glen 
Wayt, her children; Diane (James) 
Boatright, Daniel Eells, and 
Cynthia (Lou) Miranda, seven 
grandchildren; Julie (Keith) Pratt, 
Lorie (Rob) Troxel, Marissa 
Miranda, Tommy Miranda, Gabriel 
Miranda, JR workman, Debbie 
Workman. She is also survived by 
great grandchildren; Shannon 
(Anthony), Aaron (Sidana), 
Brittany (JC) and great great 
grandchildren Jayden, Jazzy, Jax, 
Haddie, Margo, Tate, and Mason. 
Besides her parents she was 
preceded in death by her son Cletus 
"Butch" Workman, step daughter 
Brenda Wayt, a brother Bob, and 
three sisters Eloise, Lauretta, and 
Mary.

Per her request no services will be 
held. Friends and family may send 
condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring, Ohio 





Obituary
Lester Ray Gittings, 89, of Canfield 
Ohio passed away Monday, 
September 27, 2021. He was born 
July 14, 1932 in Majorsville, West 
Virginia, a son of the late Lester 
Guy and Hazel Blanche (Alley) 
Gittings. 

He was a member of the Western 
Reserve United Methodist Church 
where he served on the finance 
committee for several years. 

He proudly served in the US Army 
during the Korean War Era for the 
423rd Engineers, 3rd Army from 
1953 to 1955 in Fort McPherson, 
Georgia. 

He worked for Mills Cafeteria in 
Columbus, Ohio, relocating to 
Youngstown in 1968 to become a 
supervisor for the Isaly Dairy 
Company. He and his wife, Joyce 
purchased the W. Federal St., 
Isaly’s and renamed it Ray’s 
Cafeteria in 1971 which they 
proudly ran until his retirement in 
1988. 

He leaves behind his wife Joyce 
Arlene (Corwin) Gittings of 65 
years; 3 children: Teresa (Evan 
Rodney) Morris, Kimberly 
Brothers, Lester Alan (Janet) 
Gittings; 5 grandchildren: Cara 
(Jake) Thomas, Sarah (Matt) Guza, 
Amanda (Andrew) Colegrove, 
Justin (Kaylee) Gittings, Jacob 
(Jessica Frenzel) Brothers; 6 great 
grandchildren: Lily Annabelle 
Thomas, Harper Colegrove, Grace 
Guza, Cory Colegrove, Hadley 
Gittings, & Hannah Guza. 

Friends and family will be received 
at Western Reserve United 
Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield 
Road, Canfield, Ohio on Friday 
October 1st at 12:00 PM . Services 
will be officiated by Rev. Russ 
Adams at 1:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers we ask donations 
be made to Western Reserve United 
Methodist Church. 
4580 Canfield Rd. (Rt 62), 
Canfield, OH 44406 

Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Chapel.





Obituary
SALEM - Jo Ann Fowler, 83, went 
to Heaven to be with Jesus on 
Monday, September 27, 2021, at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton. She 
was born on June 21, 1938, in 
Beloit, OH, a daughter of the late 
Darrell and Helen (Naylor) 
Carpenter.

Jo Ann was a 1956 graduate of 
Goshen Union High School. She 
was bookkeeper at the Salem Golf 
Club for 25 years. Jo Ann had 
previously worked at American 
General Life Insurance in Salem for 
20 years.

Jo Ann was a member of Salem 
First Friends Church.  Her true joy 
was spending time with her great-
grandchildren.

Her husband, Barry G. Fowler, 
whom she married October 28, 
1956, preceded her in death, 
February 20, 2021.

She is survived by one son, Terry 
(Terri) Fowler of Salem; one 
daughter, Tammy (Fred) Barkley of 
Salem; one brother, Richard 
Carpenter of Beloit; grandchildren, 
Peter (Mandy) Fowler, Andrew 
(Rekha) Fowler, Matthew (Jessica) 
Fowler, Sarah (Stephen) Hodgson, 
Marcus (Alyssa) Barkley, and 
Zachary (Winter) Barkley, and 13 
great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Jo 
Ann was preceded in death by one 
sister, Peggy Israel.

A funeral service will be held 
Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m. at Salem First Friends Church 
with her grandson, Pastor Pete 
Fowler officiating. Burial will 
Damascus Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the 
church.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Salem First Friends 
Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. Salem, 
OH 44460.

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

The family would like to thank the 
staff at Aultman Hospital for their 
excellent care.

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

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





Obituary
Evelyn Arlene Fritter, age 75, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully, in her home, on 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021. She 
was born January 9, 1946 in 
Harrison County, OH to the late 
Wilbert and Vera Dunlap. She 
worked for many years as a Dietary 
Aid for St. Joseph Care Center in 
Louisville.   

Arlene is survived by her husband 
of 57 years, Wayne Fritter; her 
daughter, Kimberly (Ron) Worley; 
two sisters, Alice Reichman and 
Elaine Mace; a brother, Gene 
Dunlap; two grandchildren 
Mackenna and Ron Worley. She 
was also preceded in death by a 
brother, Ronald Dunlap.

Funeral services (masks are 
requested) for Arlene will be 6pm 
Thursday evening at Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home. Calling hours will 
be 5-6pm Thursday at the funeral 
home. Arlene will be laid to rest 
11am Friday morning in Rockhill 
Cemetery, Flushing, OH. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to your local humane 
society, in Arlene’s name. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Salem:
 Earland L. Crum, age 84, passed 
away September 24, 2021 at Salem 
Hospital. He was born June 3, 1937 
to the late Ernie A. Crum and Anna 
(Criss) Crum. In addition to his 
parents he was preceded in death 
by, his wife; Harriett Prendergast 
Crum, his sister;  Kathryn "Sis" 
Prendergast, and his brother; Robert 
A. Crum. he is survived by; two 
daughters; Nathalie Lockwood, 
Kelly Crum, sons; David "Ted" 
Criss, Brian Scott Crum Sr., 
grandchildren; Scotty Crum, 
Richard Lockwood, Allyn 
Lockwood, Shelby Wood, Kelsey 
Crum, great-grandchildren; Brian 
Crum III, Noah, Alexis Crum, 
Bailey Crum, Kaylee Gardner, 
Gracysin Crum, and life coach; 
Richard Prendergast. Earland was a 
retired Lutheran Church preacher. 
His favorite hobby was fishing. He 
was a caring man who loved his 
family, especially his grandchildren. 
He attended Damascus Friends 
Church. No public services will 
take place at this time. Friends and 
family may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Alliance:
 Tina M. Bertram, age 52 passed 
away at her home Sunday 
September   26, 2021. She was born 
December 6, 1968 in Massillon, 
Ohio to the late Carolyn (Davis) 
Kramerage and Larry Kramerage. 
She was preceded in death by her 
mother; Carolyn (Davis) 
Kramerage. She is survived by two 
daughters; Brittany (Kristopher) 
Pachmayer and Ashley Bertram, 
sisters; Vickie, Lori, grandson; 
Mah'Lique Darby, best friend; Pam 
Biddle,  and her furbabies ; Harley, 
Licorice. Tina was a graduate of 
Glen Oak High school. She worked 
at Duke and Duchess for over 
twenty years. Her favorite color 
was purple. She enjoyed old school 
rock and roll music with her 
favorite being Ozzy Osbourne. She 
was a collector of coca-cola 
memorabilia. She also liked dream 
catchers and Harley Davidson. She 
had a fun, loving personality and 
she enjoyed making people laugh. 
She also enjoyed spending time 
with her grandson. Per her request 
cremation has taken place and a 
Celebration of Life is being planned 
for a future date. Friends and family 
may share their online condolences 
at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Earl Vernon Boyle Jr., age 85, of 
North Canton passed away on 
September 25, 2021.

He was born on May 31, 1936 to 
Earl V. Boyle Sr. and Mary (Berlin) 
Boyle. 

Earl was a graduate of Marlboro 
High School class of 1954 and went 
on to work for Smith and Nephew 
until his retirement after 28 years of 
service. He loved sailing and was 
an amateur HAM radio operator 
call sign W8SRG. Earl also enjoyed 
repairing classic car radios and had 
a passion for car racing and Pontiac 
GTO’s.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Sara (Karns) of 62 
years; four sons, Scott, Robert 
Douglas (Toni), Brad (Lisa) and 
Darren (Heidi); ten grandchildren; 
thirteen great-grandchildren; and 
sister, Patricia Hamlin.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; sister and brother-in-law, 
Marlene and Robert Doolan; 
brother-in-law, Joe Hamlin; and 
daughter-in-law, Cheryl Boyle.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Wednesday, September 
29th at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation 
two hours prior. Interment will be at 
Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Juvenile Diabetes Research 
Fund (JDRF), P.O. BOX 37920, 
Boone IA 50037-0920.

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





Obituary
Haven A. Ackley, age 77, of 
Alliance, passed away suddenly at 
4:13 p.m. on Saturday, September 
25, 2021, sitting on her front porch 
enjoying a lovely weather day.

She was born on August 1, 1944 in 
Alliance to Bernard and Mildred 
Taylor.

A 1962 graduate of Alliance High 
School, Haven was a member of her 
High School Reunion Committee 
for more than 50 years. She enjoyed 
the committee’s monthly get-
togethers.

Haven managed People’s Book and 
Yarn Shoppe in Mt. Union for many 
years. She learned how to knit in 
one lesson, made lovely sweaters 
and afghans her family will cherish. 
Haven was an avid speed reader 
and when People’s closed she 
fulfilled her dream of owning her 
own bookshop and opened The 
Book Haven. When Haven’s book 
business closed another fun chapter 
of her life began assisting 
customers at Figenschuh Jewelers 
downtown Alliance, she thoroughly 
enjoyed working with the 
Figenschuh brothers until they 
retired.

Haven’s final job before she retired 
was assisting the Alliance Area 
Chamber of Commerce with 
whatever the staff needed.

Giving back to the Alliance 
community was important to Haven 
she enjoyed volunteering at Feed 
My Sheep Ministries and New 
Beginnings House of God. She 
served on the Salvation Army 
Board, the Mayor’s Commission on 
Aging, AARP, Neighborhood 
Crime Watch Group and Alliance 
Lions Club where she currently 
served as secretary. Haven looked 
forward to helping the Lions Club 
with their annual Rose Day 
fundraiser and enjoyed participating 
in the Lion’s Club yearly 
elementary eye screening program.

She is survived by sisters, Terri 
(Richard) Hoff and Janis (Tom) 
Williams; two nieces; one nephew; 
three great nieces; and three great 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
husband Ed Ackley, whom she 
married May 27, 1972 and her 
parents.

Graveside Services will be held at 
10 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at 
Fairmount Memorial Park 
Cemetery, 4199 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance.

In lieu of flowers, Haven’s family 
would prefer that donations in her 
honor be made to Feed My Sheep 
Ministries/New Beginnings House 
of God, 114 E. Main Street, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601 or the 
Alliance Lions Club, 520 E. Main., 
Suite 200, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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





Obituary
Norman Stuart Eighmy Jr., 89 
passed away peacefully on 
September 22, 2021, at St. Joseph 
Hospital. 
Norm was born on August 28, 
1932, in Cleveland Ohio the son of 
Norman and Margaret Merchant 
Eighmy. 
He was united in marriage to the 
former Barbara A. Francis on June 
8, 1971, with whom he shared 48 
years of marriage. 
Upon graduation from Euclid High 
School Norm served in the United 
States Air Force prior to beginning 
a 35-year career with Conrail as a 
draftsman. Norm and his wife 
Barbara loved to travel, visiting all 
50 states as well as 12 foreign 
countries. A man of many interests 
he enjoyed coins, model trains, 
antique cars and photography. An 
avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan he 
enjoyed attending baseball games 
with his sister and family. He is 
survived by his sister Evelyn 
Freeman and many friends and 
neighbors. He was preceded in 
death by his parents, his wife 
Barbara and cousin Jerry Swift. A 
private service and burial were held 
at Plum Creek Cemetery, Center, 
PA. To leave condolences to the 
family please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Gerald “Jerry” W. Meeker, age 61, 
of Vienna, OH passed away 
Saturday, September 25, 2021, after 
a decade-long battle against cancer. 
Gerald was born January 12, 1960, 
at St. Joe’s in Warren, OH, the 
youngest son of the late Lawrence 
W. Meeker and Mary Meeker. He is 
also preceded in death by an infant 
son, Allen Meeker; sisters, Shirley 
Meeker, and Linda Colello Meeker. 
After graduating from Mathews 
High School in 1978, Gerald 
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 
1983 as an air cargo specialist at 
Travis Air Force Base in California. 
He received his honorable discharge 
in 1987 after serving his country 
proudly. Gerald married Deborah A. 
Meeker in 1982 and returned home 
after serving to spend most of his 
life as a resident of Vienna, OH. 
Jerry was an avid sports fan his 
entire life. Even in his final months, 
he would closely track the statistics 
of his favorite Ohio teams. His 
passion was basketball (he had the 
driveway paved to half-court), and 
even into his 60th year he was 
thrilled to still be playing -- often 
with people ⅓ of his own age. He 
also enjoyed playing tennis into his 
50s. His love for these games 
spread throughout his entire life, 
having coached youth basketball 
and baseball leagues as his children 
grew up. 
Jerry spent most of his career 
working for Delphi Packard, then 
later worked at GM Lordstown until 
retiring in 2019. He was a 
Protestant Christian and grew up 
attending Fowler Community 
Church. He attended Victory 
Christian services in Warren until 
shortly before he passed. 
Friends and family of Jerry will 
remember his warmth and gentle 
presence. He was full of classic film 
references (his favorite film was 
Hoosiers) and enjoyed classic rock 
and roll. 
Gerald is survived by his son, Brian 
(Stephanie) Meeker, 
granddaughters, Emily and Olivia 
all of Richmond, IN; son, Chris 
Meeker of Shirley, MA; brother, 
James (Cathy) Meeker of Warner 
Robins, GA; sister Rose Trimble of 
New Caney, TX and numerous 
other extended family members. 
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 
PM Wednesday September 29, 
2021, with calling hours from 1:00 
PM – 2:00 PM prior to the service 
at Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-
Winans Chapel. Interment will be 
held in Hillside Cemetery following 
the service. Online condolences 
may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Shaun A. Treharn, 17, of 
Boardman, passed away on 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 
his residence, surrounded by his 
family. 
Shaun was born August 15, 2004 in 
Youngstown, the son of Joseph W. 
Treharn and Angel M. Revis. 
Shaun attended Leonard Kurtz, 
where he created memories and 
made many friends, including his 
best friend Brianna. 
Shaun was a loving son, brother, 
and a friend to those he met and 
although he didn’t communicate 
through speech, he did so with his 
eyes, smiles, and laughs. 
He shared a special bond with his 
nurse, Denise Schulte-Romo. 
Shaun was a happy and handsome 
boy. He loved bright colors, 
watching SpongeBob and spending 
time with his brothers, Joey and 
Nathan. 
Shaun will be deeply missed by his 
parents, Joseph and Angel; his 
brothers Joseph M. and Nathan J. 
Treharn; his grandparents Jack and 
Maggie Coiner and Victor and 
Diane Rosario; aunts, uncles, 
cousins and his extended family and 
friends. 
Shaun is preceded in death by his 
grandfathers Gary Treharn and 
Thomas Wess. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Saturday, October 
2nd from 2:00- 4:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Anstom Chapel, 
8387 Tod Ave., Boardman, Ohio 
44512. A service will be held at 
4:00 PM at the funeral home. To 
share thoughts of sympathy with the 
family





Obituary
SALEM - David P. Court, 63, died 
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 
his home. He was born August 19, 
1958, in Salem, Ohio, son of the 
late Delmar P. and Margaret J. 
(Beck) Court.

David worked at Stryffeler LLC as 
a welder and fabricator and 
previously a welder with Dearing 
Compressors.

David truly loved his family. He 
was a graduate of West Branch 
High School and attended the 
Concord Presbyterian Church. 
David was an avid outdoorsman 
and enjoyed coon hunting. He was 
helpful to many people and an 
advocate of AA.

Survivors include his wife Michelle 
(German) Court, whom he married 
June 22, 2013; a son, Samuel P. 
(Casey) Court of Girard; a daughter, 
Rachael Collins of Salem; a 
stepson, Michael (Erika) German of 
Minerva; grandchildren, Elizabeth, 
Lydia, Ambrosia, Dax and Sylas.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and a brother Edward 
Court.

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

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

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





Obituary
COLUMBIANA – Janet Dianne 
(Sooy) Shears, 80, passed away 
Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 
St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in 
Columbiana. She was born April 
11, 1941, in Youngstown, daughter 
of the late Edward Chester and 
Betty (Miles) Sooy.

Janet was a lifetime area resident. 
She was a teacher at Salem City 
Schools for 25 years and previously 
worked at Leetonia Schools. Janet 
was a member of the Church of 
Christ in Columbiana, a Sunday 
School teacher, youth group leader, 
and Deaconess. Other memberships 
include, Salem Garden Club, 
Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters, NEA, 
SEA, Alpha Chi Omega, and Kappa 
Delta Phi (professional sorority). 
She also volunteered for Angels for 
Animals and was a Cub Scout 
leader.

She received her Bachelors and 
Masters Degrees in elementary 
education at Kent State University 
and was awarded the Teacher 
Model of the Year 1966 – 
recognized in NYC.

Janet loved to travel. Her family 
traveled extensively throughout the 
United States. Upon retiring she 
traveled abroad many times. Her 
favorite trips were to Sweden, 
Norway, Denmark and Russia. She 
was the only child born on Good 
Friday at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital 
in Youngstown, Ohio. She was 
given a special blessing in mass.

Janet is survived by her husband, 
Jan Charles Shears whom she 
married June 30, 1963; two sons, 
David Charles Shears of North 
Lima, Steven Andrew Shears, 
Beaver, PA; two daughters, Susan 
Dianne (John) Spadaro and their 
children, Ryan, Kristen and Anna of 
Frederick, MD and Judith Ann 
(Paul) Miller and their children, 
Michael and Gretchen of Lisbon; 
sister-in-law, Sally Collins of 
Sebring and five grandchildren. 
Besides her parents, a sister, Carol 
Wiley also preceded her in death.

Friends and family will be received 
from 12 noon to 2:00 pm, Thursday 
September 30, 2021, at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 
2:00 pm, Thursday September 30, 
2021, at Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home, with Rev Gary Bailey 
officiating. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

Her family would like to thank the 
staff at Saint Mary’s Alzheimer’s 
Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South 
Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406 or 
St Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center, 1899 
Garfield Rd., Columbiana, OH 
44408.

If unable to attend, you may show 
your support by joining our 
complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
where your message will be 
attached to a balloon 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 Janet’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Archie Hickman, 91, of Alliance 
passed away at his home on 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 
surrounded by his loving family. 
Archie was born on November 15, 
1929 in Callwell, Ohio to the late 
Dewey and Mae Hickman. Archie 
worked for WR Grace in Alliance 
for many years until his retirement. 
Archie enjoyed watching the 
Cleveland Browns and Cleveland 
Indians. He always enjoyed 
shopping around Goodwill 
spending many hours looking 
through all the items.

Archie is survived by his siblings 
Helen Sloat, Norma Hickman, 
Archie Hickman, Richard Hickman 
and Lance Cougar; several 
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. Besides his parents 
Archie was preceded in death by his 
wife Geraldine (Bender) Hickman 
who he married in 1957 until her 
passing in 2010; a grandson Allen 
Sloat and granddaughter Mary 
Sloat.

A funeral service will be held on 
Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home. Friends and family 
will be received on Sunday, October 
3, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
at the funeral home and the hour 
prior to the service on Monday 
from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. 
Interment will take place at 
Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, 
Ohio. 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





Obituary
Mary L. Sloat, 35, of Alliance 
passed away unexpectedly at 
Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Mary 
was born on March 15, 1986 in 
Alliance, Ohio to William S. Sloat 
and Helen L. (Hickman) Sloat. 
Mary worked at Trilogy Plastic in 
Alliance. Mary always enjoyed life 
and could always put a smile on 
anybodies face. She loved her 
family and enjoyed spending time 
with her grand baby.

Mary is survived by her children 
Destiny Sloat, Dustin Lish and 
Alexis Jancel; her mom Helen 
(Danny Sayers) Sloat; father 
William G. Sloat; a brother Billy 
Sloat and a sister Amy Sloat; one 
granddaughter Nevaeh and a 
grandson on the way named 
Kingston. She is also survived by 
several aunts and uncles. Mary was 
preceded in death by her 
grandparents Archie and Geraldine 
Hickman and a brother Allen Sloat.

A funeral service will be held on 
Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home. Friends and family 
will be received on Sunday, October 
3, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
at the funeral home and the hour 
prior to the service on Monday 
from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. 
Interment will take place at 
Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, 
Ohio. 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





Obituary
Alberta Jean Sheely, 81, of 
Petersburg, Ohio passed away on 
Friday, September 24, 2021. She 
was born in Youngstown, Ohio on 
July 20, 1940, the daughter of the 
late Bert and Blanche (Davis) 
Boyer. Alberta was the Co-Owner 
of Sheely's Tire Service with her 
late husband John for many years. 
She was a loving mother, 
grandmother, and impeccable 
homemaker, who gave much of her 
time to her many grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren. Her church 
family was also very important to 
her, spending time with many 
people witnessing for Christ and 
teaching the Bible for many years.

Survivors include her children: 
John (Penny) Sheely, Rev. Joseph 
(Sue) Sheely, Theresa (Robert) 
Elias, Bert (Julia) Sheely, Kenneth 
(Deborah) Sheely and Rose 
(Frederick) Lyda. She is also 
survived by 26 grandchildren and 
42 great-grandchildren. Besides her 
parents she was preceded in death 
by her husband of 50 years, John 
Sheely in 2008, and two 
grandchildren.

A public Celebration of Life will be 
held by her son, Pastor Joseph, on 
Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM 
at the Solid Rock Community 
Church 1780 OH-344, Salem, Ohio 
44460. A private internment service 
will take place at Petersburg 
Cemetery. Friends and family may 
send condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.brownfhonline.com. Alberta's 
funeral service will be live streamed 
on the funeral home website under 
her photo link. Arrangements have 
been entrusted to Brown Funeral 
Home, Salem, Ohio





Obituary
Betty Thornton Smith, age 76, of 
Cortland, OH passed away 
peacefully on Wednesday, 
September 22, 2021. She was born 
in Warren, OH on July 12, 1945, to 
the late Kenneth R. Thornton, Sr. 
and Alma Worls Thornton. She is 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Samuel Smith; 1 great grandchild; 
sister, Molly Moore; and brothers, 
Kenneth R. Thornton and George 
Thornton. 
Betty was a kind and joyful person 
who loved to be with her family, 
sharing in their smiles and laughter. 
She enjoyed working with her 
hands and built a career at Packard 
Electric for 20 plus years as a 
harness builder. That same love of 
working with her hands even 
moved into her hobbies of 
crocheting, crafting, and being the 
family seamstress. She will be 
deeply missed by those who knew 
and loved her. 
She is survived by her daughter, 
Candy Patchin (Michael) Hunkus; 
grandchildren, Nicholas Lee 
Hunkus, Hannah Elisabeth Hunkus, 
Kassandra Lynn Hunkus Cornelius, 
Jonathan Michael Hunkus, and 
Joshua Eric Hunkus; 3 great 
grandchildren; 12 nieces and 
nephews; and many other extended 
family members. 
Family will hold private services at 
Sager Memorial Cemetery. Online 
condolences may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Rose Marie (Snyder) Gaskill, 63 
passed away peacefully surrounded 
by her loving family on September 
23, 2021. She was born on March 
14, 1958, in Warren, Ohio, the 
daughter of Audrey M. Holliday. 
On July 21, 1993, she was united in 
marriage to James S. Gaskill, with 
whom she spent 28 love filled and 
wonderful years. A 1976 graduate 
of Howland High School, Rose was 
employed by General Electric 
Company for 35 years before 
retiring in 2013. Upon retirement, 
Rose spent several years as the 
children’s train conductor at the 
Eastwood Mall. Her love for 
children and putting smiles on their 
faces was her destiny. Rose was a 
woman of faith. She and her 
husband Jim founded and operated 
Our Way Home Ministries, where 
they ministered in many capacities 
for several years. They touched the 
hearts and souls of everyone that 
came through their doors. Everyone 
was welcomed with a loving smile 
and a warming hug. Rose enjoyed 
the simple pleasures of life, she 
loved taking spontaneous road trips 
with her husband, garage sales and 
crafting. She also loved to bake, her 
No Bake cookies and cheesecake 
were the best. She enjoyed playing 
cards and laughing with her family. 
In her younger years, she was also 
an avid Pool player. Rose leaves to 
cherish her memory, her husband 
Jim, daughter Pamela (Christopher) 
Germ of Newton Falls, son Edward 
(Kayla) Chipps of Austintown. Her 
most prized possessions in life, her 
grandsons Bastian and Anakin 
Chipps and niece Ella. Sister Gayle 
Copeland of Niles, brother James 
(Linda) Desrosiers of Warren, her 
beloved dog Maya, and many 
nieces and nephews. She was 
preceded in death by her mother 
and a stepsister Mary Fuller. 
WE LOVE YOU MORE!! 
Visitation will be held on 
Wednesday September 29, 2021, 
from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Home 1350 N. Canfield 
Niles Road, Mineral Ridge with 
funeral service to follow at 4:00 
PM. Rose has been donating her 
hair for over 25 years, in lieu of 
flowers memorial donations can be 
made to Locks of Love, 234 
Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, 
Florida 33045. To leave 
condolences to the family please 
visit www.lane funeral homes.com
 





Obituary
Helen E. Francois, aged 76, of 
Austintown, OH passed away on 
the morning of September 21, 2021 
at Victoria House Assisted Living 
of Austintown. 
Born in 1944 in New Castle, PA, 
she is the daughter of the late Orin 
and Erma Houk Hollabaugh. 
Surviving her are her son Paul D. 
Francois, Jr., daughter-in-law 
Kristin, and grandson Liam of 
Lakewood, OH. 
Helen was a caring member of the 
community, often giving to local 
charities and to the patients she 
worked with at the Developmental 
Center for the Mentally Disabled in 
Mineral Ridge. She loved reading. 
Her greatest joy came from 
spending time with her family and 
close friends. 
Also surviving her are her brother 
Orie Hollabaugh of Port St. Lucie, 
FL, her cousin and dear friend Patty 
Takach and husband Art of 
Austintown, and brother-in-law 
Lawrence W. Avery, Sr. of New 
Castle, along with several nieces, 
nephews, and cousins. 
In addition to her parents, she is 
preceded in death by sisters Jean 
Donnelly, Margaret Avery, and 
Dorothy Hollabaugh, brothers 
Robert, Paul and Sonny 
Hollabaugh, and brother-in-law 
James Donnelly. 
No calling hours are planned. A 
private service will be held at the 
Ohio Western Reserve National 
Cemetery. A full honor guard 
funeral will be performed in 
recognition of her time spent in the 
military during the Vietnam era. 
In lieu of flowers, please make a 
donation to the Goodwill of 
Austintown or plant a tree in 
memory of Helen Francois. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel.





Obituary
Edward E. Hodge, age 90, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
Saturday, September 25, 2021. He 
was born February 21, 1931 in 
Barnesville, OH to the late Edward 
and Freda Hodge. Edward was an 
Army veteran and he retired from 
the Timken Co. in 1989. He was a 
member of the Louisville Church of 
Christ.

Edward is survived by his daughter, 
Rhonda (John) Hodge-Clapper; four 
sons, Russell (Paula), Randal 
(Tricia), Ronald and Rodney 
Hodge; two sisters, Phyllis Decker 
and Marlene Bonnette; 10 
grandchildren and many great-
grandchildren. He was preceded in 
death by his 1st wife, Juanita Hodge 
and his 2nd wife, Velma Hodge. He 
is also survived by Velma’s kids, 
Richard, Brenda, Darlene, Robin 
and Randy along with 16 
grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11am 
Wednesday at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville with Brian 
Grubbs officiating. Calling hours 
will be 10-11am Wednesday 
morning at the funeral home. 
Edward will be laid to rest, with 
military honors, in Sunset Hills 
Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Louisville 
Church of Christ. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home      





Obituary
Howland – Robert Cavender, 95, 
passed away Tuesday morning, 
September 21, 2021 at O’Brien 
Memorial Health Care in Masury, 
OH. 
Robert was born on July 28, 1926, 
in Warren, OH, a son of the late 
John and Bertha Cavender. 
He was a member of Central 
Christian Church in Warren and Old 
Erie Masonic Lodge #3. He enjoyed 
woodworking, puzzles, and 
drawing. He also was an avid fan of 
The Ohio State Buckeyes. 
Robert will be deeply missed by his 
sons, David (Brenda) Cavender and 
Robert (Cheryl) Cavender and 
grandchildren, Justin Cavender, 
Amber (Trey) Walden, Amanda 
(Jeff) Jenkins, and Andrew 
Cavender. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his brothers 
Bill and Lex Cavender. 
A memorial service will take place 
at a later date at Central Christian 
Church, located at 2051 East 
Market St. in Warren. 
A private burial has taken place at 
Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
American Heart Association. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
SALEM – Jean Cameron Johnson 
has passed away peacefully 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 
the age of 95, owing to 
complications of old age and 
surrounded by her five children. 
She had been a resident of Salem, 
Ohio since 1959 and for many years 
wintered at John's Island in Vero 
Beach, Florida.

Born on December 2, 1925, in New 
York City, NY, daughter of the late 
David Glenn and Marion (Whipple) 
Cameron. She would later move to 
Beaver, PA and would be educated 
in the local school system, 
graduating from Beaver High 
School in 1944.

After graduating from James 
Madison University in 
Harrisonburg, VA, she would go on 
to complete her bachelor’s degree 
from Penn State University, 
graduating in 1949 with a major in 
Physical Education.

Immediately upon graduation from 
Penn State, she married Peter C. 
Johnson in 1949 and they moved to 
Summitville, Ohio and then to 
Salem, Ohio where they would 
raise their five children.

Throughout much of her life, she 
played an important hospitality role 
in the family business, Summitville 
Tiles. She traveled with her 
husband to tile industry conventions 
all over the country and entertained 
company business associates and 
customers for five decades.

A 62-year member of the Salem 
First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
Johnson volunteered many years as 
a Youth Club instructor at the 
church. She was also a long-time 
volunteer at the Salem Community 
Hospital as a Gray Lady.

Throughout much of her life, Mrs. 
Johnson was an avid gardener and 
floral arranger, a competitive tennis 
player all the way into her late 
eighties and was a contract bridge 
player.

In 2000, she was appointed as a 
Delegate to the Republican 
National Convention in 
Philadelphia.

She traveled the world with her 
husband and family and close 
friends, visiting all corners of the 
world, including a vintage train tour 
of Europe aboard the famed Orient 
Express.

She and her late husband bought the 
Spread Eagle Tavern in the late 
1980's and established it as an up-
scaled restaurant and inn. Mrs. 
Johnson played an integral role in 
its interior design.

She was also on the interior design 
committee charged with 
redecorating the Salem Golf Club in 
the late 1980's. She had been a 
member of the Club since 1949.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death 
by her late husband of 63 years, 
Peter C. Johnson.

She is survived by her five children: 
Christine (Joe) Dahdah of 
Baltimore, MD; Peter (Gail, 
deceased); Richard (Annie); Bruce 
(Karen); and David, all of the 
Salem area. She is also survived by 
her thirteen grandchildren and by 
her four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson is the last survivor of 
her four siblings but is survived by 
her many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at the Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home in Salem 
on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. A traditional funeral 
service will be held at the Salem 
First Presbyterian Church the 
following morning, Saturday 
October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with 
visitation at 10:00 a.m. at the 
church prior to the service. 
Interment will be at Salem's 
Grandview Cemetery following the 
funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the Salem First 
Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 
436 East Second Street, Salem, OH 
44460.

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

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





Obituary
John E. Bailey, age 73, of Salem, 
died on Friday, September 24, 2021, 
at his home in Salem.

He was born on October 19, 1947, 
in Lisbon, son of the late George 
and Dorothy Fatherly Bailey.

John worked as a packer with 
Eljers. He served in the military, 
with the Marines and the Navy 
Seabees and served in Vietnam. 
John served on the Salem Auxiliary 
Police Department and was a 
lifelong member of The Italian 
American Club, he was also a 
member of the V.F.V, A.M.Vets and 
the American Legion. In his free 
time, he enjoyed antique cars and 
H.A.M. radios.

His wife, Barbara Lynn Leone 
Bailey, whom he married on 
February 22, 1969, preceded him in 
death on, November 27, 2016.

John is survived by his son, Eric 
(Esther) Bailey Sr. of Salem; four 
grandchildren, Eric (Jeanie) Bailey, 
Jr. of Athens, TN, Ethan Bailey of 
Salem, Cheyenne Harrison of 
Salem and Christian (Ashley) 
Scahill of Salem; four great 
grandchildren, Bentley, Bryson, 
Anna and Eli and a brother, Robert 
Allen Fatherly of salem.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and a brother, George 
Bailey.

The family will receive friends on 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

A funeral service will be held on 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 
11:00 am at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia, with 
Reverend Robert Edwards 
officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Calvary 
Cemetery, Leetonia.

Military Honors will be accorded 
by the Salem Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank 
Patriot Home Care and Patriot 
House Calls for their care and 
compassion.

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





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN – Brandon A. 
Hill, died Wednesday, September 
22, 2021, at Mercy Hospital – St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. He 
was born July 10, 1987, in Alliance, 
son of Tammy A. (Parker) Wozniak 
and the late Mark A. Hill.

Brandon was a 2006 graduate of 
Salem High School and a graduate 
of ITT Technical Institute. Her 
worked at various businesses as a 
chef. Brandon enjoyed spending 
time with his family and friends, 
making people smile and laugh. 
Going to the ocean was his favorite 
place to visit.

Brandon is survived by his mother, 
Tammy A. Wozniak of 
Youngstown; sister, Mandy (Matt) 
Donaldson of Lisbon; twin brother, 
Brian Hill of Youngstown; 
nephews, nieces, and loving family.

Friends and family may be received 
from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, 
September 29, 2021, at Stark 
Memorial, followed by a memorial 
service at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. 
Kimberly Davidson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Soldiers 
Samaritan, 439 N. Main St., 
Columbiana, OH 44408.

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

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





Obituary
Warren – Mary-Ellen (Rowbottom) 
Pate, 68, passed away Monday 
morning, September 20, 2021 at 
Trumbull Memorial Health Care. 
Mary-Ellen was born on August 27, 
1953 in Youngstown, OH, a 
daughter of the late Harold and 
Ellen Margaret “Peg” Rowbottom. 
She was a 1971 graduate of 
Howland High School and 
continued her education at Kent 
State University Trumbull Campus, 
receiving her associates degree. She 
worked as a case manager with the 
Trumbull County Department of 
Jobs and Family Services until she 
retired. 
She was a member of New Hope 
United Methodist Church in Niles. 
She was “small but mighty” and 
had a huge heart. She would help 
anyone in need and was called 
Mom to everyone that met her. She 
enjoyed crafting and had a green 
thumb, but most of all her 
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren were her life. 
Mary-Ellen will be deeply missed 
by her husband Wesley Allen Pate, 
whom she married on March 12, 
1993 but were together for 41 
years; children, Mary Diane (Jacob) 
Hostetler, Bill (Amanda) Pate, 
Deborah (John) Fuge, Angelisa 
Pate, and Johnny (Reem) Durda; 17 
grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren; sister, Faith-Anne 
(Russell) Harnack; and countless 
close family member and friends 
that she loved dearly. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her brother 
David Rowbottom. 
Family and friends may visit from 
2-4:00PM on Saturday October 2, 
2021 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts Clark Chapel 
located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren, with funeral services to 
follow at 4:00PM. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
American Cancer Society. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
SALEM – Daniel Mark Headland, 
51, passed away Wednesday, 
September 22, 2021, at Mercy 
Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman 
Hospital. He was born October 17, 
1969, in Salem, son of Carol Sue 
(Haught) Headland and the late 
Paul Headland.

Dan was a graduate of Salem High 
School and life-long resident of 
Salem. He also earned an Associate 
Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 
Dan worked as an equipment 
assembler at Steel Equipment 
Specialists of Alliance. Dan 
enjoyed attending First Friends 
Church and was passionate about 
helping others find and embark on 
their spiritual journey. Dan was also 
devoted to being a loving husband 
and father who instilled wisdom, 
strength and the Love of God to his 
wife and children.

The family would like to thank the 
nursing staff of St. Elizabeth 
(Boardman Campus) who were 
gracious and went above and 
beyond with care and compassion.

Dan leaves his wife, Kara (Clark) 
Headland, whom he married June 4, 
2005; two daughters, Elyse and 
Ansley Headland, both at home in 
Salem; mother, Carol Headland of 
Salem and sister, Stephanie 
(Judson) Linder of Salem.

Family and friends will be received 
from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Saturday, October 2, 2021, at First 
Friends Church.

A funeral service will be held at 
High Noon at the church with 
Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Salem First Friends Church, 1028 
Jennings Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

If unable to attend, you may show 
your support by joining our 
complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
where your message will be 
attached to a balloon 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 Dan’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Raymond A. Wagner, Sr., passed 
away on September 20, 2021, at 
Hospice House in North Lima, 
Ohio, following an extended illness.
Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 
1931 to parents Henry Otto Wagner 
and Mary Belle (Moore) Wagner, 
Raymond lived in East Liverpool 
for most of his life. He attended 
East Liverpool High School, where 
he met his late wife, Carolyn Lee 
(Fitzgerald) Wagner. The two were 
married on June 15, 1953, and are 
survived by their three sons, 
Raymond A. Wagner, Jr. (Cathleen, 
deceased), Stephen L. Wagner 
(Franciene), and Mark A. Wagner 
(Deborah), as well as their four 
grandchildren, Stuart Wagner 
(Jackie), Anne Wagner, Benjamin 
Wagner, and Andrew Wagner 
(Lauren). They are also survived by 
three great-grandchildren: Ryann, 
Andie, and Louden.
   Raymond was preceded in death 
by his sister, Alice, and his brothers, 
Fred, Will, and Bob. Most notably, 
he was preceded in death by his 
dear wife, Carolyn, to whom he was 
married for over 63 years until her 
death in late 2017.
   Raymond served proudly in the 
U.S. Navy from 1951-1955, after 
which he was hired at Crucible 
Steel in Midland, Pennsylvania, 
where he worked until his early 
retirement in 1983. During his spare 
time (particularly in retirement), 
Raymond enjoyed gardening and 
cooking as well as cherishing time 
with his pet dogs and cats. 
Although he could appear stoic, 
Raymond was a deeply 
compassionate man, often visiting 
and caring for elderly or ailing 
neighbors, friends, and family 
members. His wry humor was 
disarming, and his understated 
charm was undeniable.
   A service celebrating Raymond's 
life will be held on October 2 at 
11:00 am at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church in Salem, Ohio. In lieu of 
flowers, the family requests 
donations be made to Hospice of 
the Valley in Youngstown, Ohio. 
Arrangements were handled by 
Brown Funeral home Salem ,Ohio





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Willard Blake Jr.
January 30, 1978 - September 22, 2021

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Warren - Willard Blake Jr., 43, passed away 
September 22, 2021 after a short illness.
Willard was born on January 30, 1978, the son 
of Willard Blake Sr, and Barbara (Yarosh) Blake.
He is survived by his daughter, Jaclyn Blake of 
Southington; sister, Belinda Decker of 
Southington; brother, Robert Burnett of 
Leavittsburg; grandmother Reva Blake of 
Warren; two nieces; two nephews; four cats, 
Princess, Squeakers, Chloe, and Bruiser; and his 
companion Miranda Kintz whom he made his 
home with.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 
grandfather, Brooks Blake; grandparents, 
Joseph and Mary Yarosh; brothers, James and 
Stephen Fife; and brother-in-law, Max Decker Jr.
Family and friends may visit from 11-1:00PM on 
Saturday September 25, 2021 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes - Roberts Clark Chapel located 
at 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483 with 
funeral services to follow at 1:00PM, officiated 
by Pastor James Dittmar.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Jeanne (Breault) Smith, a native of 
Salem, Ohio died at her home at the 
Inn at Ironwood in Canfield on 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021. 
She was born on April 16, 1930 in 
Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the 
late Aldie “Shorty” and Angelina 
Breault.

Jeanne was a 1948 graduate of 
Salem High School and was 
employed by Ohio Bell and AT&T.

Her husband, Norman Smith, a 
former Salem Police Fire Chief, 
preceded her in death in 2018.

Jeanne is survived by two sons, 
Steve (Susan) Smith of Lancaster 
and Randy (Amy) Smith of 
Cincinnati; two daughters, Linda 
(John) Feeney of Navato, CA and 
Mickey Buck of Columbiana; seven 
grandchildren, Gail (Tim) Barnhart, 
Erinn (Steve) Steinbarger, Kelly 
(Brandon) Simms, Eric (Kimmee) 
Richardson, Zach (Saundra) Smith, 
Ali (Sam) Hathaway and Max 
(Erin) Smith; great grandchildren, 
Caiden, Baeli and Gabe Smith, 
Sophie and Sienna Steinbarger, 
Brady and Brooklyn Barnhart and 
Bri Hathaway.

Jeanne was the last of the Breault 
pioneer family. She was preceded 
by her parents, as well as five 
brothers, Lawrence (Shike) Breault, 
Wilford (Buck) Breault, Ruben 
(Ben) Breault and Melvin (Bud) 
Breault and Russell Breault died 
very young. Three sisters, Loretta 
(Pete) Herman, Geraldine (Walter) 
Turner and June (Mike) Raddick 
also preceded her in death.

After retirement, Jeanne and Norm 
enjoyed traveling to all 50 states 
and around the world. Besides 
spending time with her loving 
family, she enjoyed tennis, reading, 
golf and spending time at Sevakeen.

Jeanne requests that any 
remembrances be sent to First 
Presbyterian Church of Salem, 436 
E. Second St., Salem, OH 44460, 
Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. 
State St., Salem, OH 44460, or 
Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market 
St., Youngstown, OH 44512. She 
requests no flowers please,

Friends and family will be received 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, 
October 23, 2021, at First 
Presbyterian Church, Salem with 
Rev. Ross Jackson officiating.

A memorial service will follow at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.

If unable to attend, you may show 
your support by joining our 
complimentary “Hugs from Home” 
where your message will be 
attached to a balloon 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 Jeanne’s obituary or send 
condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
EAST ROCHESTER – Jeffery 
Eugene Daggy, 58, died Tuesday, 
September 21, 2021, at Mercy 
Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown 
Hospital. He was born May 11, 
1963, on the Mountain Home Air 
Force Base in Mountain Home, 
Idaho.

Jeffery was a 1982 graduate of 
United Local High School. He was 
the owner of Daggy Construction 
for 40 years. Jeffery was a 
volleyball coach for United Local 
and Salem schools as well as Club 
Hollywood. He was an avid 
outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy 
(Metzgar) Daggy; father, Thomas 
Reeder; four daughters, Jenna 
(Holt) Mallard of Shreve, Logan 
Daggy, Kyleigh Daggy and Kendyl 
Daggy, all of East Rochester; 
brother, Jay Judd of Muncie, 
Indiana, and a sister, Shannon 
(Daniel) Elkins of Canyon Lake, 
Texas.

Friends and family will be received 
from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, 
September 24, 2021, at Stark 
Memorial with Dante Digiacoma 
officiating, followed by a funeral 
service at 6:00 p.m.

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

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





Obituary
M. Virginia “Ginny” (Crytzer) 
Buzzelli, 78, passed away 
peacefully on September 11, 2021, 
at Vibra Hospital surrounded by her 
family. She was united in marriage 
to Joseph Buzzelli Sr. on February 
24, 1966, with whom she shared 55 
years of marriage. Ginny was born 
on July 7, 1943, in Youngstown 
Ohio the daughter of Ralph W. and 
Margaret M. (Hlavcak) Crytzer. A 
graduate of North Jackson High 
School she was employed by 
Ashely Place in the laundry and 
housekeeping departments. A 
woman of faith she was a member 
of St. Mary’s Church in Mineral 
Ridge. Ginny enjoyed bowling with 
the TryHards women’s bowling 
league and was an avid Indians fan. 
She was a dedicated wife, 
grandmother, and great 
grandmother who loved spending 
time with her family sharing her 
talent for cooking and baking. 
Ginny’s hands were never idle 
creating countless crocheted items. 
She is survived by her husband 
Joseph Buzzelli Sr., children Robert 
(Candice) Buzzelli, Joseph 
(Jackleen) Buzzelli Jr., Steve 
Buzzelli and Lisa (Matt) Spatz, 
grandchildren Joseph III (Olivia), 
Christopher, Jonathan, Aaron, 
Kevin, Ryan, Anna (Devin) and 
Jessica and great granddaughter 
Carly, brother Dale Crytzer and 
sister Kathleen Crytzer-Hawkins. 
She was preceded in death by her 
loving brother Ralph Crytzer Jr. 
Private family services were held at 
Lane Funeral Homes Mineral Ridge 
Chapel, 1350 N. Canfield Niles 
Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio. 
In lieu of flowers memorial 
donations can be made to the 
Alzheimer’s Association of N.E. 
Ohio, 3711 Starr Center Drive, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406. To leave 
condolences to the family please 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
HANOVERTON – Mary E. 
Saltsman, 95, died Tuesday, 
September 21, 2021, at her home. 
She was born May 29, 1926, in 
Lisbon, daughter of the late Frank 
and Joanna (Stewart) Anderson.

Mary was a graduate of Southern 
Local High School and worked at 
TRW for 29 years as an inspector 
and Salem China Company as a 
decorator. She owned Grandma’s 
Country Inn in Hanoverton for 
many years. Neil Zurcher from One 
Tank Trips visited many times and 
enjoyed her famous homemade 
pies. She enjoyed traveling. Her 
adventures included England, 
Ireland, and Scotland. Mary loved 
to organize bus trips twice a year to 
Atlantic City. She went to school to 
learn how to groom poodles. She 
loved to decorate cakes and do 
quilting.

Her husband, Leonard Saltsman 
whom she married August 5, 1950, 
preceded her in death March 25, 
2003.

Survivors include a son, Michael 
Saltsman of Hanoverton; one 
grandson, John Saltsman, and a 
special thanks to her niece, Lilly 
Moats.

Besides her parents, four sisters, 
Edith, Bell, Stella, and Hazel and 
four brothers, Harold, Jim, Chuck, 
and Owen also preceded her in 
death.

Friends and family will be received 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, 
September 25, 2021, followed by a 
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at 
Stark Memorial with Pastor Tom 
Allmon officiating. Burial will be at 
Grove Hill Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

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

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





Obituary
Cincinnati - LaDonna Delina 
Skaggs Zocolo, age 56, of 
Cincinnati, passed away on 
Saturday, September 18, 2021.

She was born on February 28, 1965. 
in Quincy, CA, daughter of the 
Delbert Lang and Mildred Mitchell 
Skaggs.

LaDonna was a 1983 graduate of 
Columbiana High school and she 
previously worked as an account 
clerk at Youngstown State 
University. She developed a variety 
of hobbies from baking and 
crafting, to riding motorcycles and 
listening to music - in which she 
couldn’t help but dance. LaDonna 
would light up the room with her 
smile and contagious laugh.  
Wearing her heart on her sleeve, she 
loved nothing more than to be 
available for anyone who needed 
anything.  She was attracted to all 
things good and beautiful and 
therefore began to embrace a deeper 
faith life.  Amongst all of these, her 
greatest passion was spending time 
with her family and friends – being 
with her children and grandchildren 
brought her the most joy.

LaDonna is survived by her mother, 
Mildred Skaggs; three sons, 
Michael (Suzanne) Welce of 
Cincinnati, Andrew (Tiffany) 
Zocolo of Cincinnati and Anthony 
(Maranda) Zocolo of Columbiana; 
two sisters, Machelle (Bob) Davis 
of Columbiana and Katrena (Jeff) 
Davidson of Columbiana; a brother, 
Robert Skaggs of Rogers and six 
grandchildren, Zoe Welce, Mia 
Welce, Leo Welce, Bennett Zocolo, 
Isabelle Zocolo and Eve Welce. 
LaDonna was survived by many 
other family members and close 
friends that are like family.

She was preceded in death by her 
father, Delbert Lang.

The family will receive friends on 
Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana. Service will 
immediately follow, with Reverend 
Dr. Meta Cramer and Reverend Dr. 
Stephen Cramer officiating.  Burial 
will take place at Columbiana 
Cemetery.

In celebration of her life, the family 
would like to invite you to a 
reception at The American Legion 
in Columbiana following the 
ceremony.





Obituary
Jeanette R. Hubbard, 85 of North 
Jackson passed away early 
Wednesday morning, September 
15th surrounded by her family. 
Jeanette, known as Jan, was born in 
Sandusky, Ohio on November 16, 
1935, the daughter of Harold and 
Doris (Briggs) Russell. She and her 
husband of 60 years, Howard N. 
Hubbard Jr. were married on 
August 25, 1956 in Lorain, OH. In 
1977 they moved with their four 
children to the Youngstown area. 
She always focused most of her 
efforts on her family, instilling a 
strong family dynamics that has 
fostered close family bonds. 
Outside of the family she was 
actively involved in volunteering 
within the community and in 
pursuit of her various passions. 
Through her love for quilting, she 
joined multiple quilt groups within 
the area, most notably TQGIBT 
(That Quilt Group I Belong To). 
She enjoyed spending hours in her 
home garden as well as 
volunteering at Mill Creek Park 
Fellowship Gardens, earning a 
Master Gardener certificate. For her 
love of animals she volunteered 
with Angels for Animals, and 
became a founding member of The 
Buckeye Horse Park. She also 
devoted much of her time 
volunteering with Hospice of the 
Valley and with the 103rd Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry Company in 
Sheffield Lake, Ohio. She was 
proceeded in death by her husband 
Howard on May 27, 2016, and her 
sister Tamara Fuller. She is survived 
by her four children, Matt (Therese) 
Hubbard of Indianapolis, IN., Ted 
(Wenman Li) Hubbard of Walnut 
Creek, CA., Andrew Hubbard of 
Columbus, OH., and Jennifer 
(William) Milliner of North 
Jackson, OH., eleven grandchildren, 
thirteen great grandchildren, and 
her brother Michael (Lois) Russell 
of Lillian, AL. Please join the 
family on Saturday, September 25, 
at the farm where she lived, for a 
service to laugh, reminisce, and 
celebrate her beautiful life starting 
at 2:30, with a service starting at 
3:00. Immediately after, the family 
invites everyone to gather for food 
and to share stories. The family 
asks that everyone who attends 
please wear a mask to protect the 
safety of all. In lieu of flowers 
please send donations to the 103rd 
O.V.I. Memorial Foundation 
Endowment Fund. 5501 E. Lake Rd 
Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054, 
Checks payable to: 103rd OVI 
Endowment Fund in memory of Jan 
Hubbard





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – William 
Matyas, 94, of Austintown passed 
away early Monday, September 20, 
2021, at his home with his loved 
ones by his side. William was born 
February 10, 1927, in Warren, the 
son of Alex and Julia Matyas. He 
was a Navy veteran serving during 
WWII. William retired from 
Commercial Motor Freight in 1978 
where he was a checker in the 
loading department. He was also a 
member to Teamster Local 377. 
William was a member of Churchill 
United Methodist Church, and a 
member of the Churchill Golf 
League. His hobbies included golf, 
woodworking, fishing, and going to 
Hollywood Gaming and Casino. 
Most of all, William enjoyed time 
with his family and dogs. His wife 
the former Mary Ella Lindsay, 
whom he married February 21, 
1953, passed away January 1, 2008. 
William leaves four children, 
William J. Matyas, Debra (James) 
Hunter, George (Dixie) Matyas, and 
Patty Matyas all of Austintown, 
nine grandchildren and twelve great 
grandchildren. Besides his parents 
and wife, William was preceded in 
death by two brothers, an infant 
brother and a brother Alex. Family 
and friends may call from 10 to 11 
AM Thursday, September 23, 2021, 
at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel where services 
will be held at 11 AM. In lieu of 
flowers donations can be made to 
Hospice of the Valley in Williams 
name. Due to COVID-19 the family 
requests visitors please where 
masks at the services. Family and 
friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
CORTLAND- Kenneth Ray Miller, 
age 77, passed away Monday 
morning, September 20, 2021, at 
his residence surrounded by his 
family. 
Ken was born February 24, 1944, in 
Warren, Ohio, the only son of 
Raymond K. and Marjorie Evelyn 
(Nunamaker) Miller. He was a 1962 
graduate of Fowler High School. 
Ken retired from Copperweld Steel 
as a foreman on the railroad. He 
was a member of Prince of Peace 
Lutheran Church, and most recently 
worshiped at Fowler United 
Methodist Church, where he always 
helped with the Chicken Pot Pie 
dinners. 
Ken was a 32’ Mason, a member of 
the Niles McKinley Lodge #794 
F&AM. He also belonged to both 
the Scottish and York Rites. He was 
recognized as the Mason of the 
Year in 1999. 
He was a proud NRA Instructor at 
the Vienna Fish and Game Club. 
Ken had a knack for taking care of 
people, whether it was providing a 
ride, or a helping hand, his little 
acts of kindness made big impacts 
on his friends and family. Ken 
always looked forward to breakfast 
with family and friends at Vasilio’s 
Restaurant and Top Notch Diner. 
Family was paramount for Ken. He 
especially loved his 
granddaughters. He was most happy 
attending any of their sports or 
activities. 
Besides his parents, Ken is 
preceded in death by his wife, 
Linda (Jewell) Miller, who passed 
away in 1997. 
Ken will be missed by his son Bob 
Miller, his wife Cathy (Brocious); 
his daughter Laura Tarr, her 
husband James, II; his three 
granddaughters, Lexa Miller, 
Makayla and Alivia Tarr; and his 
companion Karen DeMatteo. 
Friends may call 6-8PM Thursday, 
September 23rd at the Lane Funeral 
Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 
N. High St. in Cortland; where a 
Masonic Service will begin at 
5:30PM. 
Friends may also call 11-11:45AM 
Friday, September 24th at Fowler 
United Methodist Church; 3426 
Youngstown Kingsville Rd. in 
Fowler. The funeral service will 
begin at Noon with Pastor George 
Lee, officiant. Interment in Crown 
Hill Burial Park in Vienna. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to Ohio 
Living Hospice.





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Betty Jane Bevins, 
96, passed away Monday, 
September 20, 2021. She was born 
October 5, 1924 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of Milton and Clara 
(Young) Lucas. Betty was a 1942 
graduate of Chaney High School 
and had been employed with 
various companies. Her husband of 
57 years, William J. Bevins, whom 
she married July 8, 1950, died 
February 23, 2008. Betty is 
survived by her daughters, Linda 
Frease of Canfield and Terry 
(Richard) Donnan of Austintown; 
her grandson, Richard (Julie) 
Donnan of New Wilmington, PA 
and her great-grandchildren, Delia 
and Jayden. Besides her parents and 
husband, Betty was preceded in 
death by 11 siblings.





Obituary
Chris Fening, age 69, of Canfield, 
passed away September 17th, 2021, 
of complications of Diabetes 
Mellitus. 

Chris was born on March 30, 1952, 
the son of Dr. Walter and Wanda 
(Lewis) Fening in Middletown, 
Ohio. He graduated from Bishop 
Fenwick High School in 
Middletown, Ohio in 1979. He was 
inducted in the Bishop Fenwick 
Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. He 
was a three-year varsity letter 
winner in football and basketball. 
Chris was a first team All-Mid 
Miami league performer who was 
selected Player of the year in the 
MML in his final season. He also 
achieved first team all-district and 
honorable mention all-Ohio. 

Chris was a graduate of Bellarmine 
University in Louisville, Kentucky 
where he graduated in 1974 with a 
bachelor’s degree in business. He 
worked as an account executive 
with GAB in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. 

To fulfill his dream of working in 
the medical field, he pursued a 
degree in nursing at Miami 
University. He then attended the St. 
Elizabeth Hospital School of Nurse 
Anesthesia and graduated in 1984. 
He loved his job as a Nurse 
Anesthetist and he provided each 
patient with kind and 
compassionate care. He worked at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital in 
Youngtown, Ohio; Mercy Hospital 
in Canton, Ohio; Salem Community 
Hospital in Salem, Ohio; and East 
Liverpool City Hospital. He was 
currently employed at Avamar 
Endoscopy Center. Chris met many 
people along his journey who 
became lifelong friends. 

Chris is survived by his wife 
Elizabeth (Liz) (Dobrindt) who he 
married on October 10th, 1981. 
This year they would be celebrating 
their 40th wedding anniversary. 
Together they enjoyed raising their 
family. He worked very hard to 
always give them much love and 
guidance and provide them with 
many opportunities. Over the years, 
they loved when their children 
returned home for visits and 
holidays. His favorite time was 
when the house was full of people 
celebrating. Chris was so proud of 
his family and all their 
accomplishments. 

He is also survived by his children 
who were his pride and joy. Dr. Erin 
Brown (Dr. Phillip Brown), 
Attorney Patrick (Nicole) Fening, 
and Dr. Kelly Fening (Brian 
Moore). His newest joy was found 
in his grandchildren Cameron and 
Mason Brown, and Ava and 
Maximus Fening. Everyone could 
see the sparkle in his beautiful blue 
eyes when the grandchildren were 
around. 

Chris is survived by his siblings 
Tim (Linda) Fening, Mike 
(Suzanne) Fening, Brady (Shannon) 
Fening, Ed (Beth Hurst) Fening, 
Diane Arant, Tracy Fening, and 
Lara (Greg) Moore. Sister-in-laws 
Cathy (Mark) Hurkamp, Anita 
Carroll, and brother-in-law Donald 
J. Dobrindt who welcomed him into 
their family and enjoyed many great 
times together. He is also survived 
by many nieces and nephews. 
Godchildren Jenna Nameth, Lea 
Carroll, Alexa Hurkamp, and 
Emma Olsavsky. He felt so 
privileged to be asked to be their 
Godfather. He held a special place 
in his heart for his niece Anny 
Carroll for her strength and 
encouragement. 

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, sister Sherry Fishbaugh, 
infant sister Mary Fening, and 
Father-in-law Donald E. Dobrindt 
with whom he shared a special 
bond. Chris always appreciated his 
love, guidance and support. 

Chris will be missed by all who 
knew him. He always held the 
reputation as an amazing “family 
man” who always felt his family 
was his biggest accomplishment. 
He truly enjoyed watching his 
children’s sporting events and any 
activity they were involved in. He 
put his favorite activities of fishing 
and golfing aside so as not to ever 
miss any of his children’s events. 
He was an active member of St. 
Christine Church. We are all 
blessed to have had him in our 
lives. He always had kind words 
and encouragement for everyone in 
his life. 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the 
Most High will rest in the Shadow 
of the Almighty. I will say of the 
Lord “He is my refuge and my 
fortress, my God in whom I trust” 
Psalm 91:1-2 

Family and friends may call on 
Friday, September 24, 2021 from 
5:00- 7:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Homes Canfield Chapel and on 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 
10:00-10:45 AM at St. Christine 
Roman Catholic Church. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held on 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 
11:00 AM at the church. Chris will 
be laid to rest at Resurrection 
Cemetery. Family is requesting 
facial coverings and social 
distancing for all that attend. To 
share thoughts of sympathy with the 
family, visit lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Peter L. 
Cassimatis, 56, of Austintown Twp. 
passed away Sunday evening, 
September 19, 2021, at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. 
Peter was born January 18, 1965, in 
Youngstown, the son of Louis P and 
Antoinette (Leontsinis) Cassimatis. 
Peter graduated from the Ohio State 
School for the Blind and attended 
school at the Fairhaven School in 
Niles. He also attended the Harry 
Meshel Workshop. He loved 
listening to music and swimming. 
Going to church at St. Nicholas 
Greek Orthodox Church in 
Youngtown was one of his favorite 
activities. He is survived by his 
parents, Louis and Antoinette 
Cassimatis of Poland, one brother 
Nicholas Cassimatis as well as 
many aunts, uncles and cousins in 
Greece. For the last years of his life 
he was a resident at the Gateways to 
Better Living where he made many 
friends. The family wishes to 
express its sincere appreciation and 
gratitude to the medical staff at St. 
Elizabeth’s Youngstown Emergency 
Room, especially to Dr. Shaw for 
the Care and Support Received 
under the difficult and trying 
circumstances. Their efforts were 
truly exemplary. Family and friends 
may call from 11 AM until Noon on 
Friday, September 24, 2021, at St. 
Nicholas Greek Orthodox 
Church,220 N. Walnut Street 
Youngstown, Ohio 44503, where 
services will begin in Noon. Due to 
the increase in COVID-19 numbers 
the family requests masks be worn 
for all services. In lieu of flowers, 
donations can be made to St. 
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 
in Peters name. Family and friends 
may view this obituary and send 
condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Youngstown - Phillip R. Dyer, 80, 
of Youngstown, passed away on 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 
his home.

Philip Ray Dyer was born to 
Catherine and Philip Dyer on 
August 1, 1941, in Ada, OK. He 
graduated from Hobbs High School 
in Hobbs, NM, earning a BA 
Degree from Texas Tech University 
in Lubbock, TX and a Master of 
Science Degree in Criminal Justice 
(CJ) from Youngstown State 
University, where he was an 
Adjunct Professor in the CJ 
Department for 14 years. Phil was 
30 years old when he began his 
college days and was 60 years old 
when he received his Master’s.

In Phillip’s earlier career he served 
in many areas:  Adult Probation 
Commission in Amarillo, TX, 
Texas Adult Probation Commission 
in Austin, TX, Lifeline Counselor at 
Northeast Ohio Corrections, created 
a Therapeutic Community Program 
in the Eddy County Detention 
Center in NM as well as serving in 
various prisons and probation sites 
in the southwest and consulting for 
the National Institution of 
Corrections. Throughout Phillip’s 
career, he made significant 
contributions to the Criminal 
Justice System for over 50 years.

From one of Phil’s guys in the Eddy 
County Lifeline program:  I have 
been truly blessed and honored to 
have known you! You’re the best 
mentor and friend that I could have 
asked for.  I am humbled, inspired, 
and motivated to try to live up to 
the potential that you saw in me. 
You taught me that God absolutely 
loves me and how to LOVE God. 
Phillip’s comment would have 
been, “I just gave you the stuff, God 
is who changed you”.

Phillip was quite lively in the class 
he taught that morning of 
September 15th and was quite 
exuberant upon arriving home.  His 
day could not have been any better, 
however later in the day in his 
recliner, Phil peacefully went home 
to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ.  He took his last breath on 
earth and his next breath in heaven.  
We read in Psalm 37:23, “The steps 
of a good man are ordered by the 
Lord: and he delights in his way. 
His mantra was “to get my heart 
right with the Lord because He’s 
coming very soon” and Jesus 
certainly came for Phil. 

Phil leaves his wife Kathy of 17 
years, two daughters, three 
stepchildren and 10 grandchildren.  
His son preceded him in death in 
1994.

Phil will be remembered for his 
interest in all people, most 
especially those with deep pain, 
hurt and sorrow and his vast 
knowledge of the Word of God and 
Criminal Justice. His love, his 
laughter, his funny antics, his 
concern, compassion, amazing 
stories and his love for life and 
service to others will be sorely 
missed.

Phillip’s favorite song was 
“Amazing Grace” because he knew 
even though he didn’t deserve it, 
God had granted him His awesome 
and amazing grace.

Phillip praised and worshipped God 
at Emmanuel Community Church 
in Austintown, OH where he loved 
ministering to the men of the 
congregation.

Calling hours will be held at 
Emmanuel Community Church, 
6512 Kirk Rd., Austintown, OH on 
Saturday October 2, 2021 at 10:00 
am with a memorial service 
following.  In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the 
Missions Fund at the church for 
Teen Challenge.

Suffering, failure, loneliness, 
sorrow, discouragement, and death 
will be part of your journey, but the 
Kingdom of God will conquer all 
these horrors. No evil can resist 
grace forever. Quote from Brennan 
Manning, one of Phil’s favorite 
authors

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

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





Obituary
Keith Allen Bourne, age 71, of 
Paris, passed away at 8:30 a.m. 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 
Rose Lane in Massillon.

He was born February 2, 1950 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Donald and Helen 
(Zimmerman) Bourne.

Keith graduated from Alliance High 
School and was a Mail Carrier for 
more than twenty years.

A decorated U.S. Army Vietnam 
Veteran; he received numerous 
awards, including a Purple Heart.

Keith enjoyed NASCAR, naming 
his stock car ’02, for his two 
children, he loved riding four 
wheelers, horses, watching 
westerns, and drag races. Keith was 
a Certified Cabinet Maker, and 
especially had an affinity for 
rebuilding old engines and painting 
cars.

Survivors include his daughter, 
Nicole (Zack) Meade; his son, 
Ronald (Kyoko) Bourne; his 
grandson, Hue Bourne; his 
significant other, Norma Martin and 
her sons, Brian (Katie) Martin, and 
Dan Martin; Brian’s son, Brandon 
Martin; his siblings, Michael 
(Debbie) Bourne, and Diana 
“DeDe” (Gary) Tschantz; mother of 
his children, Diane Kay Johnson; 
and many others who considered 
Keith as family.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

A time for sharing memories will be 
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, 
September 23rd. Family and friends 
may visit the hour prior.

Keith will be laid to rest with 
military honors at Ohio Western 
Reserve National Cemetery at 2:30 
p.m. Thursday. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 
758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-
8516.

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





Obituary
SALEM – Roger Lee Lindow, 71, 
passed away peacefully Sunday, 
September 19, 2021, at Cleveland 
University Hospital with his family 
by his side. He was born August 10, 
1950, in Shawano, WI, son of the 
late Charles W. and Gladys 
(Ratliffe) Lindow.

Roger was a graduate of Bradford 
High School in Kenosha, WI and 
attended Gateway College. He 
served in the United States Army, 
where he served two tours in 
Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne 
Division. Roger was a recipient of 
the Purple Heart and received many 
other accommodations. He worked 
as plant manager for American 
Standard, retiring in 2015. Roger 
enjoyed hunting with his son and 
grandsons. He was an avid Green 
Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include his wife, Joann 
(Casteel) Lindow whom he married 
December 18, 1976; son, Steven 
(Kathleen) Lindow of Canfield; 
daughter, Jennifer (Timothy) 
Flannery of Spartansburg, SC; 
sister, Linda Clausen of Kenosha, 
WI; four grandsons, Ricky, Robert, 
Jackson, and Tucker; two great 
grandchildren, Samantha and 
Timothy.

Besides his parents, brothers, Leroy, 
Charles, and Jimmy and sisters, 
Rosemary and Ruthann also 
preceded him in death.

Calling hours will be held from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, 
September 23, 2021, at Stark 
Memorial.

A funeral service will be held at 
10:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 
2021, at the funeral home with Rev. 
Robert Rowley officiating. Burial 
will be held at Woodsdale Cemetery 
with military honors provided by 
the Salem Honor Guard.

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

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





Obituary
Deerfield:
 Patricia L. Ramser, age 81, passed 
away Friday, September 17, 2021 at 
her home surrounded by her loving 
family. She was born December 18, 
1939 to the late Ralph and Della 
Sweitzer.
 Patricia loved spending time with 
her family, especially hosting the 
family for the holidays. She was an 
avid bowler, that worked for the 
College Plaza Lanes. She traveled 
across the country in bowling 
tournaments. She loved baking, 
casino's, crochet, knitting, crafts, 
dancing, fishing, and animals. She 
was also a 4-H advisor.

Patricia leaves behind to cherish her 
memories, Daughters: Lynnette 
Boroff, LaVonda (Doug) Swain, 
LaDonna (Chuck) Handy, Veronica 
(Steve) Simon, and Michelle 
Ramser- Parks. Sons: Denny 
(Gloria) Hoopes, and Brian 
(Stefanie) Hoopes. Significant 
Other: Lonnie Ingledo(37 years). 13 
Grandchildren and 6 Great- 
Grandchildren. Besides her parents 
she was preceded in death by her 
son: Eddie Hoopes and brother, 
Fred Snowden.  Per her request a 
private funeral will take place. 
Interment will be 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.





Obituary
Canfield- Gerald "Jerry" Vona, 71, 
died Friday, September 17, 2021 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center in 
Salem.

Jerry was born on December 27, 
1949 in Youngstown, OH, son of 
the late Charles and Sally (Burns) 
Vona.
 A graduate of Greenford High 
School, Jerry was a carpenter by 
trade for Ohio Carpenters Union in 
Youngstown.
Jerry was a member of the 
Independent Hose Club and the 
VFW Post #892.
He was an outdoorsman who had a 
love of blues music.  Jerry also was 
a supporter of all the Ohio sports 
teams: Buckeyes, Indians, Browns, 
and Cavs.

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia 
Vona (Ehlenbach), whom he 
married January 18, 1980; 
his siblings, Charles (Debbie) Vona 
of Winona and Gina (Al) DeRose of 
Mineral Ridge; and a son-in-law, 
Randy Bowlin of Cleveland. 

Besides his parents, Jerry was 
preceded in death by one daughter, 
Sara Bowlin.

Per Jerry's wishes there will be no 
services.

Donations in Jerry's name may be 
given to Angels for Animals, 4750 
S. Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406. 

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

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





Obituary
"Together Again"

Robert “Frank” Minster, age 86, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully, in his home, on Friday, 
September 17, 2021. He was born 
December 4, 1934 in Canton, OH to 
the late John and Esther 
(McDonald) Minster. Frank was 
retired from Sun Ohio and he did 
concrete work for many people in 
the area. He also enjoyed setting up 
a stand at local flea markets and 
being a member of the Louisville 
FOE.

Frank is survived by three sons, 
Tim (Cindy), Bob (Cindy) and Rick 
(Debbie) Minster; 11grandchildren 
and 11 great-grandchildren. He was 
also preceded in death by his wife 
of 46 years, Ruth Ann Minster; his 
brother, John “Auggie” Minster; 
grandson, Patrick Minster and his 
long-time companion, Beverly 
Adcox.

Funeral services will be 11am 
Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville with Pastor David 
Anderson officiating. Calling hours 
will be 10-11am Friday morning at 
the funeral home. Frank will be laid 
to rest, beside his wife, in Union 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home      





Obituary
Vera M. Rummell, age 87, of 
Alliance, OH passed away 
September 17, 2021 at Stone Creek 
Assisted Living and Memory Care. 
She was born October 29, 1933 on 
the farm south of Paris, OH, to the 
late Ralph and Ethel Lautzenheiser. 
Vera was the office 
manager/bookkeeper for Rummell 
Farms Inc. and Rummell Lumber 
Inc. as well as housekeeper and 
Mom to her family.  She was an 
active member at Freeburg Church 
of the Brethren, serving many years 
as a Deaconess, in Women’s 
Fellowship and other positions.  
She was a lifetime member of 
Ruritans and involved with the 
Washington Ruritan Club’s former 
Minstrel Shows and Turkey 
Suppers and the food trailer that 
visits various auctions and other 
local events. She was a longtime 
member of Farm Bureau and active 
with the Women’s Committee.  Vera 
and Marion were 58-year members 
of farm Bureau Advisory Council 
2L. Vera attended grade school at 
Paris and Freeburg.  She was a 
graduate of Louisville High School 
and played in the marching band.

Survivors include son Kenneth 
Rummell and his wife Eileen of 
Alliance, daughters Nancy 
Huntsman and her husband Elmer 
of Sebring and Shirley Rakes and 
her husband James of Minerva.  
Also, numerous grandchildren and 
great grandchildren.  Preceding her 
in death were her parents and her 
husband Marion on April 6, 2019. 

A graveside funeral service will be 
11am Wednesday in Freeburg 
Cemetery with Pastors Mike Zellers 
and Bruce Jacobsen officiating. The 
family will receive friends 
(outdoors) 10-11am Wednesday 
morning at the Freeburg Church of 
the Brethren. In lieu of flowers 
memorial contributions can be 
made to Freeburg Church of the 
Brethren, 4470 Beechwood Ave. 
NE Paris, Ohio 44669, Washington 
Township Volunteer Fire 
Department at 5843 Beechwood 
Ave. NE Alliance, Ohio 44601 or 
the Washington Ruritan Club at 
14239 Louisville St. NE Paris, Ohio 
44669. Online condolences may be 
left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Jane Elizabeth May, 76, of Salem, 
passed away unexpectedly on 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
She was born October 21, 1944, in 
Niles, the daughter of Dalbert and 
Sylvia (Hurst) Bowman. 
Prior to retirement in 2006, Jane 
worked in the laundry department at 
Salem Community Hospital. She 
was a charter member of the West 
Point Lion’s Club (the 1st Lady’s 
Lion Club). She was a longtime 
member of the First Christian 
Church of Salem and more recently 
attended Woodland Park United 
Methodist Church in McDonald. 
She was a former member of the 
Salem Community Theater. 
Jane loved her family and going on 
vacations. Many memories were 
made during camping trips and trips 
to the Trent River area in Canada. 
She loved to watch television shows 
and movies, and especially enjoyed 
science fiction. Jane loved to read 
and could most always be found 
with a book or word search in her 
hand. She was also known for 
always having snacks to share with 
the grandkids. 
In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband 
Earl Sid May Jr., whom she married 
June 30, 1973 and died January 17, 
1995. She is also preceded in death 
by her brother Roy W. Bowman, 
her son Jason R. Barker, her 
daughter Pamela A. Wickersham 
and her great grandson Ryder D. 
Metzgar. 
She is survived by a brother, Lee R. 
Bowman; her children Lori (Lee) 
Mason, Penny Barker, James 
(Isabel) Barker; son-in-law, Phillip 
Wickersham; grandchildren, 
Marcella (Kevin) Fields, Joshua 
(Tiffany) Wickersham, Amanda 
Swanson, Haley (Chrissy) 
Wickersham-Cramer, Spencer 
Barker, Mariah (Jason) Hennen, 
Tyler Barker, Travis (Rachel) 
Metzgar, and Mallory Mason; and 
12 great grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Monday, September 
20th, from 4:00- 6:00 PM at, Lane 
Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge 
Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held on Monday at 6:00 PM at the 
funeral home.





Obituary
Frank W. Kolesar, IV 


Frank W. Kolesar, IV, 30, passed 
away on Tuesday September 14, 
2021. Frank was born July 18, 
1991, the first son of Frank W. 
Kolesar III and Jeanne Kolesar. He 
was a 2009 graduate of Canfield 
High School. 
It was in the city of Canfield where 
Frank began a lawncare business in 
his early teens. Under the tutelage 
of many wise men, Frank learned 
and refined various skills which he 
would then pass on to those with 
whom he worked. As Frank grew in 
wisdom, so did the impact he had 
on others. Frank’s final act of 
kindness was to be an organ donor. 
Frank will be remembered fondly as 
an outgoing, reasonable man who 
was quick to lend a hand to a 
brother in need. His goals included 
expanding his excavating business 
and remodeling his home. He loved 
being outdoors, working on his 
trucks and being around friends, but 
he was the happiest when he was 
enjoying his favorite, home cooked 
meals with his family. 
Frank is survived by his mother 
Jeanne, brothers Michael and 
Joseph, his grandmother Marian 
Parish, Uncle John (Brenda) 
Kolesar, Aunt Ginger Kolesar, 
Uncle Raymond (Erin) Lonsway, as 
well as his cousins Tori (Josh) 
Herington, Darby and Taryn 
Kolesar, Jennifer (Mark) Wenick, 
Raymond (Chelsea) Lonsway, 
Isabella and Anthony Lonsway, 
Aubrey and Russell Wise, and Noah 
and Logan Lonsway. He will also 
be missed by his 2 kittens, Mo Mo 
and Su Su, whom he recently 
rescued and loved dearly. Frank was 
preceded in death by his father, 
Frank W. Kolesar, III; a brother, 
Kevin M. Kolesar; his paternal 
grandparents, Frank and JoAnn 
Kolesar, Sr and his maternal 
grandfather, Jacob A. Parish, Jr. 
The family will receive friends 
from 3:00 pm -5:45 pm, Tuesday 
September 21st with a private 
funeral service to follow for the 
family.
 





Obituary
SALEM – Richard Allen Davis, 73, 
died Friday, September 17, 2021, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He 
was born March 2, 1948, in Salem, 
son of the late Wilmer Richard and 
Margaret Elizabeth (Scott) Davis.

Richard was a 1966 graduate of 
Salem High School. He served in 
the United States Marine Corps 
from August 1967 to August 1971 
mostly stationed at 2nd Marine Air 
Wing Cherry Point, North Carolina 
where he worked as a mechanic on 
F4 Phantom Planes. Richard then 
worked at Eljer Plumbingware for 
30 years and Salem Label for four 
years. He was a member of Salem 
AMVETS Post 45, Honor Guard 
member/driver and member of 
American Legion Post #750. 
Richard was known for his sense of 
humor and telling stories as well as 
an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

Survivors include his wife, Judy 
Ann (Lydic) Davis whom he 
married August 12, 1972; son, Scott 
Keating Davis of Akron; daughter, 
Rebecca Lynn (Jamie) Spencer of 
Akron; granddaughter, Velma Jane 
Spencer of Akron; siblings, Sandra 
Kay Bloor, Dennis (Ruth) Davis, 
Peggy Sue (Ron) Clingerman; 
sister-in-law, Gwen (Timothy) 
Davis; aunt, Lois (Lucky) Davis; 
cousin, Deena (Harvey) Radcliff, 
and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, a brother, 
Timothy Shane Davis and sister, 
Mary Frances Clarkson also 
preceded him in death.

No services will be held. Burial will 
be at Highland Memorial Park.

Celebration of life will be held at 
Salem Amvets Post 45. The date 
will be announced in the newspaper 
obituary.

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

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





Obituary
SALEM - Debra L. (Hrovatic) 
Barker, 63, passed away Thursday, 
September 16, 2021, at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 
after a lengthy illness. She was born 
April 18, 1958, in Salem, the 
daughter of Delores (Sneltzer) 
Capel and the late James M. 
Hrovatic.

Debra was a 1976 graduate of 
Salem High School and a member 
of the former Faith Chapel. She was 
employed 30 years at Cross Oil as 
well as Salem Oil.

Survivors include her mother, 
Delores Capel; niece, Angie (Rick) 
Johnston; nephew, Davy Hrovatic; 
sister-in-law, Cheryl Hrovatic and 
great nephews, Dylan Cook and 
Troy Johnston.

The most important thing in 
Debra’s life has always been her 
dogs, Hank, Jake, Possum, Abby, 
Henry and her cat, Princess all 
preceded her in death.

She was preceded in death by her 
father, James M. Hrovatic June 9, 
2021; brother, David L. Hrovatic; 
grandfather, John J. Sneltzer; her 
very best friend and grandmother, 
Hazel D. Sneltzer; grandfather, 
Joseph Hrovatic and grandmother, 
Frances Hrovatic and stepfather, 
Robert L. Capel.

Per her wishes, no service will be 
held.

Memorial contributions may be 
made in her name to Angels for 
Animals, 4750 W. South Range 
Rd., Canfield, OH 44406 or 
Humane Society of Columbiana 
County, 1825 S. Lincoln, P.O. Box 
101, Salem, OH 44460. She had a 
love for all animals.

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

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





Obituary
Mecca Township- Melissa Ann 
Moore, age 52, passed away 
Wednesday morning, September 15, 
2021 at her residence after a 
courageous battle with cancer. 
Melissa was born November 22, 
1968 to the late Thomas A. Harakal 
and Betty Ann (Maybee) Loyd. 
Melissa worked at Kraftmaid in 
Middlefield for many years. 
Melissa will be remembered as a 
person of spirit, She was a fierce 
friend always willing to be there. 
She enjoyed fishing, camping, 
traveling, and gardening. She was 
easy to talk to, and enjoyed talking 
to anyone. She loved flowers, all 
types of music, and loved to get her 
toes in the sand. She was a friend of 
Bill’s. 
Family was paramount to Melissa, 
she absolutely loved her kids and 
grandkids; Melissa helped raise her 
grandchildren, Joshlynn Wright and 
McKenna Muir. 
Besides her father, Melissa is 
preceded in death by her stepfather 
Jim Loyd, her mother-in-law Molly 
Moore, and her Uncle Jess Maybee. 
Melissa is survived by her mother 
Betty Maybee Loyd, her husband 
Rick Moore, her daughters, 
Rebecca Garrett and Ashley 
Coonce, three stepchildren, 
Amanda Lambert, Angela Ague, 
and Seth Moore; eight 
grandchildren; siblings Stacey 
Takash, Thomas Harakal, Matt 
Harakal, and Andy Harakal; and her 
nephews, Johnny Takash and 
Joseph Pratschler. 
Friends may call 5-7PM Friday at 
the Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-
Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. in 
Cortland. Funeral services will be 
Noon Saturday, September 18th at 
the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 
226 W. State St. in Sharon. 
Interment in Hartford Cemetery. 
A special thank you to everyone at 
crossroads hospice especially the 
nurses that cared for her. 
Memorial contributions may be 
made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 
Rockside Rd. Suite 270, Valley 
View, Ohio 44125
 





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Wendy Anne 
Parks Monticue, 52, died 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 
St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 
Youngstown. She was born May 13, 
1969 in Battle Creek, Michigan, a 
daughter of Gary A. and Barbara P. 
(Poore) Parks. Wendy attended 
Youngwood Christian School in 
Youngwood, PA. She also attended 
Westmoreland Community College 
in Youngwood. Wendy was an 
active member of the United 
Methodist Church. She was 
working in direct sales for 8 years. 
She enjoyed selling her products at 
vendor shows, where she would 
meet a lot of new people. She also 
loved reading, crocheting and 
spending time with family and 
friends. Wendy is survived by her 
husband Eric W. Monticue, whom 
she married October 10, 1992; her 
seven children, Marcus A. 
Monticue of Youngstown, Lillian E. 
Monticue of Mercer, PA, Joshua E. 
Monticue of Youngstown, Davyd 
A. Monticue of Youngstown, 
Christopher M. Monticue of 
Youngstown, Garrett R. Monticue 
of Youngstown and Tyler J. 
Monticue of Youngstown. She also 
leaves her mother, Barbara P. Parks 
of Youngstown; her sister, Connie 
E. (Jon) Kirsch of Coopersburg, PA 
and her brother, Christopher A. 
(Donna) Parks of Land O’ Lakes, 
FL. Wendy was preceded in death 
by her father, Gary A. Parks and her 
grandmother Mary Poore. Wendy 
may be gone from our sight but will 
be forever in our hearts. Services 
will be held at West Austintown 
United Methodist Church, 6749 
Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 
44515, Saturday, September 25, 
2021 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions may be 
given to Johns Hopkins All 
Children’s Hospital, 501 6th 
Avenue S., St. Petersburg, FL 
33701. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Anstrom Chapel.





Obituary
POLAND-Barbara H. Rasmussen, 
91, passed away Tuesday afternoon, 
September 14, 2021, surrounded by 
her loving family. She was born 
October 11, 1929 in Jackson, 
Michigan, a daughter of William 
and Matilda (Bertrams) Honer. She 
was a 1947 graduate of Jackson 
High School and attended 
Milwaukee Downer College in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She later 
attended The Katherine Gibbs 
Secretarial School. On December 
30, 1950, Barbara married John N. 
Rasmussen of Racine, Wisconsin, 
where they made their home. While 
there, she became the secretary of 
the president of Modine 
Manufacturing Company. They 
later moved to Ohio in 1959 and 
settled in Canfield. Barbara was a 
homemaker, Girl and Boy Scout 
leader and member of the Canfield 
Women’s Club. She was also a 
member of the Saturday evening 
dance club and Monday book 
review club of Youngstown. She 
and her husband were members of 
the Youngstown Country Club, 
where she enjoyed playing bridge 
weekly. Barbara was preceded in 
death by her husband John, who 
died August 28, 1987 and her 
brother, Robert Honer. She is 
survived by her twin sister, Eleanor 
Farr. She will always be 
remembered lovingly by her two 
children, Mrs. Judy (Bill) Arnaut 
and Mr. John (Kim) Rasmussen. 
Barbara adored spending time with 
her grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. At her request, there 
will be no calling hours and there 
will be a private service at a later 
date. The family would like to 
express their deepest appreciation 
to Nurse Bonnie and her favorite 
aide Mary from Hampton Woods 
Assisted Living for their 
compassion and care. Memorial 
contributions in Barbara’s name, 
may be given to the donor’s choice. 
Arrangements are by the Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Canfield 
Chapel.





Obituary
SALEM - Marie Amelia Kaiser, 73, 
died Wednesday, September 15, 
2021, at Salem Reginal Medical 
Center. She was born on March 25, 
1948, in East Liverpool, OH, a 
daughter of the late Lawrence B. 
and Alice Jane (Hayes) Gardner.

Marie was a graduate of United 
Local High School and worked as a 
painter at Ventra for over 30 years. 
She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Survivors include one son, Shawn 
(Stephanie) Kaiser of Lisbon; 
siblings, George Gardner, Theresa 
Shutler, and Florence Strimple; 
grandchildren, Dezrek Kaiser, 
Josalynn, Mackenzie, and Drake 
Barcey, and Zachary Reynolds; and 
a friend of 42 years, James Sechler; 
and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Marie was 
preceded in death by siblings, Tilly, 
Wilma Binion, Alberta Calvin, and 
Mary Davis.

There will be no services or calling 
hours.

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

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





Obituary
Raymond “Ted” Ferguson, age 91, 
of Louisville, OH passed away 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021. 
He was born April 9, 1930 in White 
Cottage, OH to the late Claude and 
Amy Ferguson. Ted was a Korean 
War Army veteran and he was 
retired from IB of EW Local #540. 
He was a member of the Louisville 
FOE, Louisville American Legion, 
Juilliard Lodge #460 F &AM, 
Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, 
Tadmor Temple and the Alliance 
Shrine Club. Ted is survived by a 
son, Ted (Lynn Hughes) Ferguson; 
two sisters, Kay Marshall and 
Diane Donahoe; three brothers, 
Claude (Janice), Jerry (Pat), and 
Terry (Donna) Ferguson; his 
granddaughter, Teddi (Ryan Lee) 
Ferguson and two great-
granddaughters, Maci and Belle. He 
was preceded in death by his long-
time companion, Marty Houser; 
two sisters, Betty Mast and Jackie 
Trainer; four brothers, Roland, 
Robert, Michael and Jim Ferguson.

Ted will be laid to rest with a 
private family graveside service in 
Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. 
Online condolences may be left for 
the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Michael William Harold, age 63, 
formally of Alliance, Ohio passed 
away September 3, 2021 at his 
home in Canton, Ohio.

He was born in Alliance, Ohio 
August 8, 1958 to the late Joseph 
and Miriam Harold. 

Michael was a graduate of Alliance 
High School from the class of 1976.

After high school Michel moved to 
Columbus, Ohio to complete his 
college degree from “THE Ohio 
State University” where he 
graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor 
of Science in Business 
Administration and Major in 
Marketing.

Michael was employed as an 
Account Executive with a Food 
Brokerage for over 30 years, 
representing candy and snack food 
manufacturers to buyers at various 
headquarter accounts.

Also Michael was sole caregiver to 
his mother Miriam and sister Karen 
during their extended illness.

He enjoyed attending Ohio State 
football games as well as 
vacationing at Clearwater Beach, 
Florida.

Michael was preceded in death by 
his mother, Miriam Marie Harold, 
father, Joseph Paul Harold, and 
sister, Karen (Harold) Nash.

A service will be held Saturday, 
September 25th at 11 a.m. in the 
chapel at St. Joseph Catholic 
Cemetery in Alliance, Ohio, with 
Fr. David Weikart officiating.

Per Michael’s wishes, a memorial 
mass will be conducted at a later 
date.

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





Obituary
Brookfield – James G. Judy, 62, 
passed away Sunday morning, 
September 12, 2021 at Hospice 
House in Poland. 
Jim was born on July 15, 1959 in 
Ravenna, OH, a son of the late 
James G. and Margretta Judy. 
He was a graduate of Mainland 
Regional High School in Linwood, 
NJ and continued his education by 
receiving his bachelor’s degree 
from Theil College. 
He enjoyed skiing, traveling, 
antiquing and collecting, listening 
to music, weather watching, 
spending time with his beloved 
boxer Shadow, spending time with 
family and friends. 
Jim will be deeply missed by his 
loving wife, Diana Judy; daughters, 
Amy (Andy) Junkins and Whitney 
Judy and her fiancé Morgan 
Griffith; stepdaughters, Kelli Fuller 
and Jennifer (Brent) Lyons; 
grandchildren, Kerri Rich, Izzy 
Fuller, and Landon Lyons; brother, 
Jon (Sue) Judy; former wife and 
mother of his daughters, Deborah 
Rhodes Judy; Aunt Barb Bletzer; 
nephews, James Judy, Scott 
(Whitney) Kline and Jake Kline; 
and great-niece and nephew, Ellie 
and Dylan. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by Uncle Bud 
Bletzer and cousins, Joellen and 
Greg Bletzer. 
Family and friends may visit from 
2-4:00PM on Saturday September 
18, 2021 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes – Madasz Chapel 6923 
Warren Sharon Rd in Brookfield, 
with a celebration of life to follow 
at 4:00PM. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
Brookfield Fire Department or 
Hospice of the Valley. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Delores J. “Dolly” (Garskie) 
Damico, 88 passed away peacefully 
on September 12, 2021, at Omni 
Manor. Dolly was born on August 
24, 1933, in Sykesville, Pa. the 
daughter of the late Albert and Olga 
(Polohonki) Stanton. On February 
2, 1957, she was united in marriage 
to Edmond D. Damico who 
preceded her in death. A graduate of 
Dubois High School, Dolly was 
employed by the Austintown 
Library as a librarian for 44 years 
retiring in 2020. Dolly enjoyed 
bowling, traveling to Atlantic City, 
reading and cooking. On Sunday 
afternoons she enjoyed watching 
football. For over 50 years she 
participated in the Canfield Fair 
displaying her baked goods. A 
woman of faith Dolly was a 
member of Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church. 
She is survived by her son Edmond 
E. (Jeanette) Damico. She was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
daughter Doxie Jean Damico, 
brothers John Garskie and James 
Garskie and sister Doxie King. 
Visitation will be held at Lane 
Funeral Homes – Austintown 
Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Avenue on 
Sunday September 19, 2021, from 
4:00 – 6:00 PM. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 
AM on Monday September 20, 
2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., 
Austintown. Burial will follow at 
Greenhaven Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests 
memorial contributions to Angels 
for Animals, 4750 S. Range Road, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406. To leave 
condolences to the family please 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
SALEM – Gregory Garloch, 54, 
died Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 
at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.





Obituary
Susan Wise, age 68, of Alliance, 
passed away at her home on 
September 14, 2021 at 4:21 a.m.

She was born on August 16, 1953 
in Canton, Ohio to Steve Szakacs 
and Vera Robart. 

Susan was an aide for Roselane 
Nursing home for over 10 years, but 
spent most of her life as a 
homemaker raising her children. 
She enjoyed doing puzzles, 
crocheting and spending time with 
family.

 Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, Michael A. Wise 
Sr, whom she married on May 14, 
1977; her sons, Michael A. Wise Jr. 
and James M. Wise Sr.; 
grandchildren, Nicole, James Jr., 
Devin and Sophia; and siblings, 
Jenny (Jack) Hubbard, John 
(Andrea) Husner and Kristina 
Husner.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her father-in-law, Richard 
E. Wise Sr.; and her mother-in-law, 
Patricia A. Wise.

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

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





Obituary
Shawn D. Lowry, age 64, of Salem, 
passed away Tuesday, September 
14, 2021 at Colony Health Care 
Center, Tallmadge, OH.  He was 
born May 8, 1957 in Salem, OH, 
son of the late Clifford E. and 
Maxine A. (Bradley) Lowry. No 
services will be held. Arrangements 
are being held Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.





Obituary
Beloit:

Denise R. Barker, age 66, of Beloit 
passed away Tuesday September 
14, 2021 at her home surrounded by 
her family after a lengthy illness. 
She was born March 28, 1955 to the 
late Ross Franklin Marsh and 
Delores Ann (Stults) Marsh. In 
addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her brother; 
Doug Marsh, and a brother-in-law; 
Bob Manion. She is survived by her 
loving husband; Finley Barker, 
sons; Donald Braham, Douglas 
Braham (Jen Jordan), Matt Wilson 
(Jaqueline) Tyler Stryffeler 
(Hannah), sisters; Brenda Manion, 
Karla Ferguson, two half-siblings; 
and seven granddaughters, two 
grandsons, one great granddaughter, 
and one great grandson. Denise was 
a graduate of Alliance High school. 
She attended Stark State College in 
North Canton. She worked at the 
Domestic Wife's Shelter and Genie 
Company before becoming 
disabled. She enjoyed being present 
in her children's lives and watching 
them grow up and actively raising 
them. She enjoyed interacting with 
her many friends on social media. 
Her family would like to Thank 
Aultman Alliance Hospice for their 
loving and compassionate care. Per 
her request cremation will take 
place and no public services will be 
held. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Joshua Scott Messenger 30, of 
Salem, died Saturday morning, 
September 11, 2021.

He was born on August 17, 1991, in 
Green Bay, Wis., the son of Jeffrey 
G. and Sandra L. (Scott) 
Messenger.

Joshua had attended Columbiana 
and Buckeye Local (Steubenville) 
Schools. He had worked at various 
places in the area.

He was a typical young man and 
enjoyed living life to the fullest. 
Joshua loved spending time with his 
friends and family, he was 
particularly close with his nieces 
and nephews whom he loved to 
joke and play with daily, but of 
course, he loved chasing all the 
girls too. It was not uncommon to 
find him out on the four-wheeler, 
fishing, and hunting when time 
permitted. More than anything he 
cared about others and would help 
anyone that needed it every chance 
he had.

In addition to his parents of Salem, 
he is survived by his sisters Jessica 
Lynn Lasater and Ashley Marie 
Messenger of Salem, paternal 
grandparents, Ronald and Mary 
(King) Messenger of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his 
maternal grandparents, James W. 
and Edith (Little) Scott.

A time of visitation for family and 
friends will be on Saturday, 
September 18, 2021, 3-5 PM at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.





Obituary
Columbiana- John Frenger, age 89, 
of Columbiana, passed away on 
Friday, September 3, 2021, 
following a two-week illness.

He was born on March 8, 1932, in 
Leetonia, the son of the late John G. 
and Josephine Beiling Frenger.

John had worked for the Fordees 
Corporation for 30 years before 
retiring from Leetonia Schools as a 
custodian for 13 years.  Throughout 
his life, John shared many hobbies 
with family and friends.  His talents 
as a woodworker were incredible.  
He golfed in the OSI league for 
over 20 years and was an original 
member of the Woodland Run Golf 
Team.  He loved his motorcycles, 
flew radio-controlled airplanes as a 
member of the Columbiana County 
RC Club, and to the dismay of the 
rest of his family, was an avid 
Steelers fan.  Fondest memories are 
of vacations in Deep Creek, 
Maryland; skiing from morning ‘til 
night!

John will be greatly missed by his 
wife, Susan Wetzel Frenger, whom 
he married on November 1, 1990; 
his children, JP (Connie) Frenger, 
Nancy (Mitch) Lovinger, Diane 
(Russ Sutherin) Perkins, M. Susan 
Frenger, and Mark (Maria) Frenger; 
stepdaughter, Renae Morlan; eleven 
grandchildren, and ten great-
grandchildren.

Besides his parents, John was 
preceded in death by his sister, Joan 
Barrett and a nephew, Jimmy 
Barrett, both of Leetonia. 

The family will receive friends on 
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 
from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

A memorial service will be held on 
Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 
11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Memorial donations may be made 
in John’s memory to: St. Paul’s 
Lutheran Church Elevator Fund, 
P.O. Box 167, Leetonia, OH. 44431 
/OR: Rob Perkins Memorial 
Scholarship, Attention Treasurers 
Office, 450 Walnut St., Leetonia, 
OH. 44431

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





Obituary
Warren - Danny R. Westbrook, age 
54, of Warren, passed away 
surrounded by family on Sunday, 
September 12, 2021, at Aultman 
Hospital, Canton.

He was born on April 15, 1967, in 
Youngstown, the son of the late Ray 
and Ruth Geer Westbrook.

Danny was a 1985 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and he 
attended Kent State University. He 
was the owner and manager of Lazy 
B Trailer Sales Inc. and was a 
member of St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Champion. Danny enjoyed 
traveling and going on train rides 
with his wife Melinda. He collected 
trains and spent his time 
woodworking and playing cards. 
Danny was always willing to offer a 
helping hand and he dearly enjoyed 
spending time with his friends and 
family.

Danny is survived by his wife, 
Melinda Bratton Westbrook, whom 
he married on July 9, 2016; three 
sons, Thomas Westbrook, Dallas 
Westbrook and Joseph Westbrook 
all of Warren; a step-son, Brandon 
Grimminger of North Georgetown; 
two sisters, Elaine (Michael) 
Ferguson of Leetonia and Sharon 
Braunberns of Bristolville; two 
nieces, Margaret (Neil) Baker of 
Lisbon and Barbara (Edward, Sr.) 
Pennicuff of Calcutta and great 
nieces and a great nephew.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia and 
again on Monday September 20, 
2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, North 
Georgetown, OH.

A funeral service will be held on 
Monday, September 20, 2021, at 
11:00 am at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, North Georgetown, with 
The Reverend Robert P. Sander 
officiating.

Burial will take place at North 
Georgetown Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may 
be made to Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 27485 Main St, North 
Georgetown, OH 44665.

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





OBITUARY  PRINT
Alliance:
Terri Lynette Conway, age 46,  
passed away Monday September 
13, 2021 at Aultman Alliance 
Community Hospital after a sudden 
illness. She was born October 23, 
1974 to Ellen Jane Conway and the 
late Gilbert Conway. She was 
preceded in death by her father; 
Gilbert Conway. In addition to her 
mother; Ellen Jane Conway, she is 
survived by her daughter; Emilia 
Gonzalez (Tyren Jones), son; 
Nickolas Conway, sister; Shelley 
(Conway) Masters, brother; Mark 
Conway (Diana), several nieces, 
nephews, great niece, and was 
expecting to be a grandma for the 
first time in January. Terri was a 
1993 graduate of West Branch High 
School. She loved the family cat; 
Pouncer. She also enjoyed painting 
and making crafts. She was an avid 
Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She will be 
remembered for her huge heart. She 
babysat four kids; Brent, Leaira, 
Kaylynn,and Kingston, that she 
absolutely adored. Friends and 
family may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Donna Jean Ermlich, age 91, of 
Alliance passed away on September 
12, 2021.

She was born on February 5, 1930 
in Alliance to Chester Elliott and 
Thelma (Russell) Elliott. 

Donna graduated from Alliance 
High School in 1948 and from 
Mount Union with a Bachelor’s in 
Elementary Education in 1951 
where she was a member of the 
Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She 
taught at South Liberty and South 
Lincoln Elementary until her 
retirement in 1965. Donna was an 
avid supporter of The University of 
Mount Union where she received an 
Alumni Award. She was a member 
of Trinity Episcopal Church where 
she taught Sunday School and 
served as a Senior Warden on the 
Vestry. Donna was also a member 
of the Alliance Country Club and 
was past president of the Alliance 
Women’s Club, the YWCA, 
Coterie, Sorosis, Hills and Dale 
Gardener’s.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her sister, Patricia Summers; 
nieces, Diane (Jason) Mitchell and 
Beth Miller, Deborah (William) 
Fankhauser, Lisa Escott; nephews, 
Bill Hartenstein and Greg Elliott; 
great-nieces and nephews, Carlee, 
Caleb, and Camryn Mitchell, 
Joshua, Sarah and Nicholas 
Hartenstein, Jessica Friesner, 
Joshua Escott, Christina Henry, 
Kathy Elliott, Elizabeth Binson and 
Alexandra Fankhauser; sister-in-
law, Nancy Elliott: and special 
friends, Becky and Dale Dillon and 
Dixie and Glenn Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her first husband, Evan 
Jones; her second husband, Ted 
Ermlich; companion, Doctor Robert 
Hines; and her brother, William 
Elliott.

A funeral service will be held 
Friday, September 17 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 
11:00 a.m. with a visitation one 
hour prior.  

Memorial contributions may be 
made to The Greater Alliance 
Foundation 960 W. State St. #130, 
Alliance, Ohio or the YWCA, 239 
E. Market St., Alliance, Ohio.

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





Obituary
James P. Corfman, 74, of Deerfield 
and formerly Youngstown passed 
away at his home on Saturday, 
September 11, 2021. James was 
born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on 
September 7, 1947 the son of the 
late Kennard and Luella (Myers) 
Corfman. He was a graduate of 
Upper Sandusky High School and 
held a degree from Washburn 
College. James retired from 
NEOCAP (NorthEast Ohio 
Community Alternative Program) 
serving as its Executive Director for 
many years. In his spare time he 
enjoyed playing bocce, fishing for 
walleye in Lake Erie, a was an avid 
fan of the Cleveland Browns and 
YSU.

Survivors include his wife Darlene 
(Fusco) Corfman, two children; 
Jeffrey Corfman and Jennifer 
Corfman, two step children Andrew 
Oliva and Todd Oliva. He is also 
survived by five grandchildren 
which includes a granddaughter 
Hunter Oliva who resided with him 
and two great grandchildren. 
Besides his parents he was preceded 
in death by his siblings William and 
Ronald Corfman.

A farewell "Tailgate Party" for 
James will take place on Sept. 22, 
2021 at the Youngstown Saxon 
Club, 710 S Meridian Rd, 
Youngstown, OH 44509 from 2:00 
PM to 5:00 PM. Memorial 
contributions can be made in James' 
honor to the Portage County 
Animal Protective League PO Box 
927 Ravenna OH 44266 or the 
Animal Shelter of the donor's 
choice. Friends and family may 
send condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring Chapel. (330) 938-
2526.

To send flowers to the family or 
plant a tree in memory of James 
Phillip Corfman, please visit our 
floral store.





Obituary
Samson A. Woods, age 80, of 
Atwater passed away on September 
8, 2021.

He was born on May 12, 1941 in 
Persinger, West Virginia to William 
Ward Woods and Malvarie Gladys 
Ward. 

Sam was a member of Truth Baptist 
Church. He enjoyed fishing at West 
Branch and Mogadore Reservoir, 
gardening and mowing his yard.  
Sam loved his dog, Chunky.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Linda M. 
(McCutcheon) Woods, whom he 
married on October 7, 1978; sons, 
William (Renee) Woods and Ben 
Woods; two step-grandchildren; and 
many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; three brothers; and four 
sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 
Truth Baptist Church on September 
20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor 
Roy Teague officiating and a 
visitation two hours prior.  

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





Obituary
Columbiana – Anna H. (Good) 
VanPelt, Columbiana, OH was born 
August 15, 1938 in Denver, PA to 
the late H. Paul and Mary 
(Hostetter) Good and died 
September 12, 2021 after suffering 
a stroke two days previously.  She 
was a member of the Salem 
Mennonite Church.

On September 10, 1960 she was 
united in marriage to David H. 
VanPelt who survives.  She is also 
survived by a daughter, Rose Mary 
(Douglas) Weaver of Columbiana; 
five sons, Michael (Gloria) VanPelt 
of Columbiana, Tom VanPelt of 
Columbiana, David Henry VanPelt 
of the home, Andrew (Elizabeth) 
VanPelt of Leetonia, and Frank 
(Edna Mae) of Columbiana; a 
daughter-in-law, Karen VanPelt of 
Columbiana; 42 grandchildren; 21 
great grandchildren; and a brother, 
Amos Good of Denver, PA.

She was preceded in death by a son, 
William VanPelt; a daughter-in-law, 
Grace VanPelt; an infant 
granddaughter; a sister, Mary 
VanPelt; and a brother, Ezra Good.

Friends may call from 1-4 and 6-8 
p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 
2021 at the Salem Mennonite 
Church, 40725 Lodge Road, 
Leetonia, OH where funeral 
services will be held at 10:00 a.m. 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 with 
the Salem Ministry officiating.  
Burial will follow in Salem 
Mennonite Cemetery.

Professional arrangements were 
made by the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.  
Sign the register and send 
condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com





Obituary
Warren - Danny R. Westbrook, age 
54, of Warren, passed away 
surrounded by family on Sunday, 
September 12, 2021, at Aultman 
Hospital, Canton.

He was born on April 15, 1967, in 
Youngstown, the son of the late Ray 
and Ruth Geer Westbrook.

Danny was a 1985 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and he 
attended Kent State University. He 
was the owner and manager of Lazy 
B Trailer Sales Inc. and was a 
member of St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Champion. Danny enjoyed 
traveling and going on train rides 
with his wife Melinda. He collected 
trains and spent his time 
woodworking and playing cards. 
Danny was always willing to offer a 
helping hand and he dearly enjoyed 
spending time with his friends and 
family.

Danny is survived by his wife, 
Melinda Bratton Westbrook, whom 
he married on July 9, 2016; three 
sons, Thomas Westbrook, Dallas 
Westbrook and Joseph Westbrook 
all of Warren; a step-son, Brandon 
Grimminger of North Georgetown; 
two sisters, Elaine (Michael) 
Ferguson of Leetonia and Sharon 
Braunberns of Bristolville; two 
nieces, Margaret (Neil) Baker of 
Lisbon and Barbara (Edward, Sr.) 
Pennicuff of Calcutta and great 
nieces and a great nephew.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia and 
again on Monday September 20, 
2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, North 
Georgetown, OH.

A funeral service will be held on 
Monday, September 20, 2021, at 
11:00 am at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, North Georgetown, with 
Pastor Bob Sanders officiating.

Burial will take place at North 
Georgetown Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may 
be made to Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 27485 Main St, North 
Georgetown, OH 44665.

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





Obituary
Gregory S. Parker, age 70, passed 
away surrounded by his family on 
September 10, 2021 at his home. 
He was born on January 15, 1951, 
in Warren, OH, the son of Robert 
and Maxine (Betts) Parker. 
Greg was a 1969 graduate of 
Howland High School. He retired 
from General Motors. In recent 
years he was a caretaker for his 
mother. 
Greg loved the outdoors. He 
enjoyed fishing, camping, and 
boating. He spent many years 
rowing, having rowed over 50 
waterways and well over 2000 
miles. He was a skilled 
woodworker and could build just 
about anything. Greg was also an 
avid reader and liked to bowl. He 
had a favorite barstool and enjoyed 
spending time with his friends. He 
loved his family and held a special 
place in his heart for his 
granddaughters Kelsey and Kristen. 
Greg will be remembered for his 
honesty, generosity, and integrity. 
Greg is survived by his mother 
Maxine V. (Betts) Parker, his sister 
Beth Parker, and his two children 
Jeremy (Jamie) Parker and Jodie 
(Steven) Gibson. He also leaves 
behind his grandchildren Kelsey 
and Kristen Lucas, Chelsea GIbson, 
Miranda (Turner) Antonsen, and 
Ryan and Reagan Rosenberger. 
Greg was preceded in death by his 
father, Robert S. Parker. 
Greg fought a brave fight till the 
very end. He will be missed 
tremendously by his family. As per 
his wishes, there will be no 
services, flowers, or brunches. A 
celebration in Greg’s honor will be 
held on Tuesday, September 14th at 
Jack’s Bar from 4:00-6:00 for 
friends and family. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Cortland – Charles S. Stiver, 96, 
passed away Thursday evening, 
September 9, 2021 at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. 
Charles was born on December 28, 
1924, in Youngstown, OH, a son of 
the late Charles and Neva Stiver. 
He was a 1942 graduate of 
Howland High School and attended 
Westminster College until he joined 
the United States Navy. 
He and his brothers ran the C.H. 
Stiver Co., Chevrolet dealership in 
Niles, following their dad’s 
retirement. He was an active 
member of Howland Community 
Church where he was an usher, 
deacon, elder, Chairman of the 
Official Board, Elder Emeritus, and 
sang in the choir. He was a member 
of Kiwanis of Niles, the Board of 
Directors of McKinley Federal 
Bank, and owned and operated the 
Hartford Nursey with his wife, 
Elma. He spent his winters in 
Crystal Lake RV Park in Naples, FL 
before becoming Florida residents 
at Del Webb Spruce Creek in 
Summerfield, FL where he was a 
member of the Fountain Singers. 
He loved spending time with his 
family, especially playing Joker 
with his children and grandchildren 
at their summer home in Ashtabula. 
In 2014, they decided once again to 
become year-round Ohio residents 
at Lake Vista in Cortland, OH. He 
also enjoyed gardening, fishing, 
golfing, and traveling the world. 
Charles will be deeply missed by 
his daughters, Marilyn Stanton and 
Nancy (Chuck) Clark; son-in-law, 
Walt Meardith; grandchildren, Amy 
(Nick) Haddad, Charles Clark, 
Carrie (Todd) Harpster, Nicole 
Meardith, Megan (Kris) McKenzie, 
Tyler (Melissa) Stanton, and Joshua 
Mansfield; great-grandchildren, 
Oliver and Johnathan Harpster, 
Julia Stanton, Autumn Harpster, 
Andrew Stanton, Alexandria 
Haddad, Ella Stanton, and Olivia 
Haddad; and brothers, Thomas 
(Sheila) Stiver and Earl (Beatrice) 
Stiver. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his beloved 
wife of 68 years, Elma Stiver, 
whom he married on March 1, 
1947; daughter Linda Meardith; 
brother, John Stiver; and son-in-
law, David Stanton. 
Family and friends may visit from 
11-1:00PM on Thursday September 
16, 2021, at Howland Community 
Church located at 198 Niles 
Cortland Rd, Warren with funeral 
services to follow at 1:00PM. 
Family has requested that everyone 
attending to please wear a mask for 
your protection and theirs. 
Burial will take place at Crown Hill 
Burial Park in Vienna. 
Memorial contributions can be 
made in Charles’ memory to any 
charity of your choice. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Roy Raymond Gallatin 96, passed 
away on Wed. Aug. 25th in Lake 
Placid Florida. Born on Saturday, 
August 15, 1925 in Carrollton, 
Ohio, a son of the late Oliver B. and 
Florence (Elna) Gallatin. 
Roy attended Carrollton public 
schools until his 11th grade when 
he went to work to help support his 
mother and siblings, later enlisting 
in the USMC, serving in the Second 
World War and he was on the 
Aircraft Carrier Princeton when it 
was sunk on Oct. 24, 1944 in Leyte 
Gulf. 66 years after leaving high 
school he received his High School 
Diploma from Carrollton High 
School graduating alongside the 
Class of 2018. 
He met and married the love of his 
life (Twila "Jeanne" Taylor) on July 
18, 1945, raising five children, 
Christie (Tom- deceased) Russell, 
Craig (Delaura) Gallatin, Cliff 
(Loree) Gallatin, Curt (Patricia) 
Gallatin, and Corey (Sylvie 
Michaud) Gallatin. 
In 1953 he moved his family to 
Lordstown, Ohio, where Roy 
worked for the Hartford Steam 
Boiler Co. as the first certified 
Nuclear Inspector in the state of 
Ohio. He furthered his education 
through many years of college 
accredited classes and retired in 
1982. He was very active in the life 
of his family, his church and in his 
community, being a strong father 
figure, mentor and leader. He 
served as a Deacon and Elder at the 
Lordstown Christian Church, was a 
volunteer firefighter and served on 
and was Chairman of the 
Lordstown Board of Education for 
many years. Roy enjoyed working 
on projects, his garden, making 
corn tassel wreaths and helping his 
children, grandchildren and friends. 
He enjoyed traveling with his wife, 
family and friends and loved 
camping and the outdoors 
He is survived by his five children, 
15 grandchildren, 22 great 
grandchildren and 1 great, great 
grandchild. 
Everyone knew Roy as a caring, 
loving person who was willing to 
help anyone at any time. A great 
person to talk to when you needed 
good advice or just wanted to enjoy 
a good conversation. 
As a Christian Leader Roy would 
want everyone to know: 
“Brothers and sisters, we do not 
want you to be uninformed about 
those who sleep in death, so that 
you do not grieve like the rest of 
mankind, who have no hope. For 
we believe that Jesus died and rose 
again, and so we believe that God 
will bring with Jesus those who 
have fallen asleep in him”. 
Thessalonians 4: 13-14 
Roy is now joyfully with his wife 
and being a Guardian Angel for all 
of us. 
Services will be held at the 
Lordstown Christian Church, 
Lordstown, Ohio on Sept. 18, 2021. 
Calling Hours will be from 10:00-
11:30 am with services immediately 
following. Roy will be buried in 
Lordstown Cemetery, next to his 
wife. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to the Lane Family 
Funeral Home in Austintown. Face 
masks required for all.





Obituary
Marilyn Sue Briguglio, 82 of North 
Lima died Saturday afternoon at 
Hospice House. Marilyn was born 
December 2, 1938 in Youngstown, 
a daughter of the late Walter T. and 
Charlotte (Heidinger) Meredith and 
was a lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from South High School 
in 1958 and received her LPN 
degree from Choffin Career Center. 
Marilyn worked at Omni Manor for 
25 years, retiring in 2005. Even 
after her retirement, she continued 
to be a caretaker as that was what 
she loved to do. She was a member 
of Western Reserve United 
Methodist Church, enjoyed doing 
crafts, but most importantly she 
enjoyed spending time with her 
family and will be dearly missed. 
She leaves her son, Charles (fiance 
Maureen) McQuillan of 
Youngstown; a daughter, Lynn (Pat) 
DeChellis of Boardman; six 
grandchildren, Danielle (Lance) 
Ronghi, Christopher (fiance’ 
Lauren) DeChellis, Dante 
(Montana) DeChellis, Gina 
DeChellis, Molly McQuillan, Chas 
McQuillan and a great-
granddaughter, Adalynn Ronghi. 
Marilyn also leaves her two 
brothers, Thomas W. Meredith of 
Albuquerque, New Mexico and 
John Meredith of Girard. Besides 
her parents,Marilyn was preceded 
in death by her husbands, Charles P. 
McQuillan in 1984 and William F. 
Briguglio in 2005 and her sister, 
Olive Shuster. Friends may call on 
Wednesday from 4-5:45 pm at Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel 
followed by a service at 6:00 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to Western 
Reserve United Methodist Church, 
4580 Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 
44406.





Obituary
Ryan T. Hofus, 36 of Poland passed 
away peacefully on Saturday, 
September 11, 2021. Ryan was born 
to parents Timothy Hofus and 
Marion Mayle in Youngstown, 
Ohio. He grew up as the oldest of 
two brothers and attended 
Austintown Fitch High School. 
After high school, he graduated 
from the Centofanti School of 
Nursing at Youngstown State 
University where he earned a 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 
became a registered nurse. Ryan 
worked tirelessly to save countless 
lives as an RN for St. Elizabeth 
Hospital, Level 1 Trauma and 
Primary Stroke Center in 
Youngstown. Ryan also worked as 
Operations Manager for the 
Beverage Depot in Austintown and 
the Dollar General for many years. 
Ryan is survived by his parents 
Timothy Hofus and Marion (Roger) 
Mayle, his brother Brett Hofus, best 
friend and partner Brandon Krall, 
grandparents Daniel and Phyllis 
Schmidt and Janice Hofus and 
many aunts, uncles, cousins. A joint 
Memorial Service will be held for 
Ryan T. Hofus and Daniel F. 
Schmidt Jr., on Wednesday 
September 15, 2021, at Lane 
Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning 
Avenue. Visitation will be held 
from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with a 
memorial service to follow at 11:00. 
To leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Neno H. Venetta peacefully went 
home to be with our Lord and 
Savior at the age of 94 surrounded 
by his family on September 12, 
2021. He passed on what would 
have been his 67th wedding 
anniversary with Helen Dager 
Venetta, and we know they are 
celebrating together in heaven. 

Neno was born January 9th, 1927 in 
Warren to the late Joseph and Ada 
Venetta. He graduated from Warren 
G. Harding High School in January 
1945, and then proudly served in 
the U.S. Navy in World War 2 
where he served as a Ships Cook 
3rd Class aboard the USS LCI 680 
in the Asiatic-Pacific theater. 
Returning from his service in 1946, 
Neno went on to graduate from 
Kent State University earning B.S. 
of Business Administration degree 
where he was a member of the 
Theta Kappa Phi fraternity. Neno 
then began operating the family 
business, the West Side Gardens. In 
addition, Neno started Venetta 
Insurance and Venetta Tax Service 
in Warren from 1952 until his 
retirement in 2004. 

In 1954, he married the love of his 
life, Helen Dager Venetta at St. 
Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 
in Warren. Neno and Helen were 
founding and active members of St. 
Marks Syrian Orthodox Church of 
Liberty, Ohio and were active in 
their faith in the Warren and 
Youngstown communities. Neno 
and Helen enjoyed 57 years of 
marriage until her passing in 2011. 

Neno was a long time member of 
the Amerital Club and Warren 
Equity Club, and enjoyed bowling, 
playing cards, listening to music, 
watching old westerns, and was an 
avid Cleveland Indians fan. 

Neno is survived by his son Jeffrey 
Venetta and his wife Eunice Chan 
Venetta of Danville, California, his 
daughter Stephanie Pullium and her 
husband Dan Pullium with whom 
Neno resided with in Warren, his 
grandchildren Ian Jones and fiancé 
Anastasia Klotz, Alexa Jones, 
Sierra, Kai and Zoe Venetta, and 
step-grandchildren Jared, Alex, and 
Emma Pullium of Connecticut. 
Neno is survived by his sister Vera 
Rovini of Warren, as well as many 
in-laws, nieces, nephews, family, 
and friends. 

Neno was pre-deceased by his 
parents, his sister Mary Forlini, and 
brother Columbo Venetta. 

In accordance to his wishes there 
will be no calling hours or services. 
Neno will be laid to rest next to 
wife at Meadowbrook Memorial 
Park. The family requests donations 
in his name be made to St. Mark 
Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan 
Way, Youngstown, OH 44505 or the 
charity of your choice. The family 
would like to express their gratitude 
to Hospice of the Valley and Staff 
for their caring and compassionate 
support. Arrangements are being 
handled by Lane Funeral home, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield 
Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. Online 
condolences may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
James Madison Alexander, 78 of 
Austintown died Sunday morning at 
his residence. James, known as Jim 
was born February 15, 1943 in 
Youngstown, a son of the late 
Madison M. and Naomi (Shumaker) 
Alexander and was a lifelong area 
resident. He graduated from 
Canfield High School in 1961 and 
had attended the Miami University 
of Ohio. He was supervisor 
engineer at Delphi Packard from 
1965-2001.Jim was a member of 
Austintown Community Church, 
where he served as an elder and had 
been involved for many years with 
Boy Scout Troop #75 where he was 
a co-founder and also served as a 
leader. He was a member of SAR 
(Sons of the American Revolution) 
where he served as chaplain and the 
Cortland Conservation Club at 
Mosquito Reservoir. Jim was an 
avid sailor and had enjoyed sailing 
and living on their catamaran with 
his wife Donna from September 
through June in the Bahamas and 
the Florida Keys and from June 
through September in the 
Chesapeake Bay area for many 
years. He also enjoyed building and 
flying model airplanes. Jim leaves 
his wife, the former Donna J. 
Gromley, whom he married August 
29, 1964; two children, Marcy 
Luanne (Brian) Alexander- Dill of 
Ashland; Robert James Alexander 
of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren 
and one great granddaughter. Jim 
also leaves two sisters, Martha Jane 
Meyerhoefer of Medina and Judith 
Louise Moore of Poland. Friends 
may call on Friday from 12:00 pm 
until 12:45 pm followed by a 
memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at 
Austintown Community Church. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
material tributes take the form of 
contributions to Austintown 
Community Church for the Need 
Room.





Obituary
Todd W. Nieb, age 51 passed away 
September 9, 2021 at Aultman 
Hospital in Canton. He was born 
November 26, 1969 to the late 
Victor Nieb and Jane (Stuckey) 
Nieb. He was proceeded in death by 
his parents. He is survived by two 
sisters; Darlene (Greg) Metz of 
Beloit, Vicky (Shawn) Kinkade of 
Kensington, two brothers; John 
(Lauren) Nieb of Stewart, Florida, 
Fred Nieb of Beloit, and several 
nieces, and nephews. Todd enjoyed 
camping, grilling, and being outside 
enjoying the beautiful weather 
during the summer months. He had 
a great sense of humor and was 
referred to many as a "gentle giant."  
He enjoyed all holidays and making 
plans with his family for the month 
of November to celebrate his 
birthday and Thanksgiving. 
Visitation will take place 
Wednesday September 15th, 2021 
at Dean's Funeral Home, 256 W. 
Ohio Avenue from 1030 am-1130 
am. Burial will follow at Highland 
Memorial Cemetery in Beloit. 
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Leetonia – John Mark Simonds, age 
58, of Leetonia, died on Friday, 
September 10, 2021, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center, Salem.

He was born on September 12, 
1962, in Leetonia son of the late 
John and Teresa Orincsak Simonds.

John was a member of St. Patrick's 
Catholic Church and the Knights of 
Columbus. He spent his whole life 
working with the family at Rainbow 
Lakes Campgrounds. John enjoyed 
being outdoors, flying model 
airplanes and working on 
motorcycles. He loved spending 
time with family and was a loving 
grandfather.

John is survived by three daughters, 
Shelly (Mark) VonVital of 
Bellevue, PA, Sarah (Michael 
Heckert) Simonds of Leetonia and 
Shauna Simonds of Warren; a sister, 
Susan (Justin) Fader of Leetonia; 
eight grandchildren, Charles 
Frederick Jennings and Catherine 
Elizabeth Jennings, Tayven John 
Heckert, Daniel Charles Simonds,

Hunter Mark Atlie Simonds, 
Bradley Christopher Simonds, 
Vincent Dominic Simonds and 
Madeline Divetta Simonds.

He was preceded in death by a 
daughter, Sherry Teresa Jennings.

A funeral mass will be held on 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 
10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic 
Church, Leetonia, with Reverend 
Robert Edwards officiating.

Burial will take place at Mount 
Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.

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





Obituary
Donald Clark Ewing, 87 passed 
way on September 9, 2021, at 
Hospice House surrounded by his 
loving family. 
Don was born on January 19, 1934, 
in Canfield, Ohio the son of Waldo 
C. and Ruth A. (Weikart) Ewing. A 
lifelong resident of the area Don 
was a 1952 graduate of Austintown 
Fitch High School. A proud veteran 
Don served his country as a 
member of U.S. Army during the 
Korean War. He was employed by 
Witmers & Son selling, servicing 
and delivering farm equipment. A 
man of faith Don was an active 
member of the Canfield United 
Methodist Church and the leader of 
the adult fellowship dinner 
committee. He enjoyed bowling, 
gardening and raising gladiolus. He 
was dedicated to local 4-H groups 
for over 60 years and was inducted 
into the 4-H Hall of Fame for his 
service. Don was a long-time 
participant of the Canfield fair and 
was a member of the 1st Royal 
Court. He and his wife are caring 
volunteers for Second Harvest Food 
Bank. He will be deeply missed by 
his wife Marge (Spalding) Ewing 
whom he married August 17, 2013, 
his children David A. (Sielvy) 
Ewing, Cynthia Phillips, Donna-Jo 
Ewing, stepson David (Lou Ann) 
Bajnok and his wife Marge’s 
children Laurie (Tom) Dillon, Lynn 
(Bill) Sarver, Bob (Diane) Spalding 
and Becky (Joe Pieleck), his brother 
Allan Ewing and many 
grandchildren. He was preceded in 
death by his parents and his sister 
Betty Papcum. Visitation for family 
and friends will be held Tuesday 
September 14, 2021, from 4:00-
6:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home – 
Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad 
Street, Canfield. A funeral service 
will be held Wednesday September 
15, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Canfield 
United Methodist Church, 27 S. 
Broad Street, Canfield. The family 
requests masks be worn for calling 
hours and funeral services. Burial 
will follow at Greenhaven 
Cemetery with military honors. 
Memorial contributions can be 
made to Canfield Methodist Church 
or Second Harvest Food Bank, 
2805 Salt Springs Road, 
Youngstown, Ohio 44509. 
To leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Brenda Jean (Sullivan) Zinda, age 
53, of Alliance, passed away on 
September 9, 2021 due to 
complications from Covid-19.

She was born on July 28, 1968 in 
McKeesport, PA to William and 
Sarah (Evans) Sullivan.

Brenda graduated from Stark State 
College with an Associate’s Degree 
in Early Childhood Education and 
was the owner of Brenda’s Caring 
Hands Daycare for 25 years. She 
was a diehard Steeler’s fan, loved 
scrapbooking, baking and was an 
aunt to everyone. Brenda was also 
the family florist; she made 
arrangements for weddings, parties 
and all other occasions. 

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her mother; her husband, Walter 
Zinda, whom she married on June 
16, 1990; her children, Bradyn and 
Jessica; grandson, Gavynn; sisters, 
Trudy (Ray) Flatt, Cathy (Scott) 
Mort, Patty Sullivan, BJ Treser and 
Mary Raine; nieces and nephews, 
Cameron, Cassandra, Christopher, 
Briana, SarahBelle, Carissa, 
Michael, DeeDee, Tracee, Aaron, 
Timmy and Shane; many great-
nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, 
Neva Zinda; sisters-in-law, Joy 
Knox and Jeanne Zinda; and 
brother-in-law, Michael (Margie) 
Zinda.

She was preceded in death by her 
father and her nephew, Matthew 
Mort.

A Steeler funeral service will be 
held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home on Thursday, 
September 16 at 11:00 a.m. with a 
visitation one hour prior. A 
visitation will also be held on 
Wednesday, September 15 from 
4:00-7:00 p.m.

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





Obituary
Leetonia – John Mark Simonds, age 
58, of Leetonia, died on Friday, 
September 10, 2021, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center, Salem.

He was born on September 12, 
1962, in Leetonia son of the late 
John and Teresa Orincsak Simonds.

John was a member of St. Patrick's 
Catholic Church and the Knights of 
Columbus. He spent his whole life 
working with the family at Rainbow 
Lakes Campgrounds. John enjoyed 
being outdoors, flying model 
airplanes and working on 
motorcycles. He loved spending 
time with family and was a loving 
grandfather.

John is survived by three daughters, 
Shelly (Mark) VonVital of 
Bellevue, PA, Sarah (Michael 
Heckert) Simonds of Leetonia and 
Shauna Simonds of Warren; a sister, 
Susan (Justin) Fader of Leetonia; 
eight grandchildren, Charles 
Frederick Jennings and Catherine 
Elizabeth Jennings, Tayven John 
Heckert, Daniel Charles Simonds,

Hunter Mark Atlie Simonds, 
Bradley Christopher Simonds, 
Vincent Dominic Simonds and 
Madeline Divetta Simonds.

He was preceded in death by a 
daughter, Sherry Teresa Jennings.

Burial will take place at Mount 
Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia on 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 
11:00 a.m. Family and Friends are 
welcome to attend.

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





Obituary
Lula Belle (Dailey) Kiser, age 76, 
of Ashland, Ohio, formerly of Olive 
Hill, Kentucky, passed away 
September 8th. She was a daughter 
of the late David Dailey and Mary 
Middleton (Dailey) Fultz. Lula 
Belle is now in heaven with the 
love of her life, Tony Kiser, who 
she had been married to for more 
than 56 years.  

Lula Belle loved her family, friends 
and her church.  Her greatest joy 
always came from being 
surrounded by those she loved and 
that truly loved her.

She never worked outside of the 
home, but was so much more than a 
homemaker.  She was a mother 
figure to so many.  She was always 
there for friends and family as an 
ear to bend and a shoulder to cry 
on. 

She was generous to a fault.  She 
constantly gave of her time and 
finances to those in need, mostly as 
an “anonymous” giver as she never 
wanted her giving to be about her. 

Every small gesture of kindness she 
received from others was priceless 
to her.  She would brag on the 
simplest things, from a school 
picture, a note or card out of the 
blue, or a simple phone call.  She 
always found ways to find the best 
in people and will be truly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by three brothers, 
Ray Dailey, Linville Dailey, and 
Asa Dailey, and two sisters, Fay 
Watson and Edith Mae Clark.  Lula 
Belle is survived by her two 
children, Melissa McKenzie of 
Ashland, OH and Anthony Kiser of 
Omaha, NE; one son-in-law, Travis 
McKenzie and one daughter-in-law, 
Christine (Haley) Kiser, three 
grandchildren, Zachary, Joel, and 
Rachel, and two sisters, Dorothy 
Goodman and Della James, both 
from Olive Hill, KY. Private 
services and burial have taken 
place. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio. 





Obituary
MINERAL RIDGE-Nancy M. 
Cerimele, 89, passed away 
peacefully with her family by her 
side on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 
at Hospice House. She was born 
March 25, 1932 in Detroit, 
Michigan a daughter of Albert and 
Catherine (Fasulo) Asta. Nancy was 
a home-maker. She was a devoted 
Catholic and very spiritual. Nancy 
spent much of her time saying her 
Rosary’s and took pride in giving 
guarding angel metals to those she 
loved. Her greatest joy was 
spending time with her family. 
Nancy loved to cook and enjoyed 
teaching her homemade Italian 
recipes to family and friends. She 
also enjoyed reading. Her husband 
of 52 years, Eugene L. Cerimele, 
whom she married October 23, 
1954, died October 13, 2006. 
Nancy is survived by her children, 
Louis (Jeannine) Cerimele of 
Poland, Marianne (Guy) Cerimele 
of Columbus, Dan (Tracy) Cerimele 
of Columbus and Rose (John) 
Bukovina of Mineral Ridge; her 
grandchildren, Anthony (Hoda) 
Cerimele, Angela (James) 
Wermuth, Andrew (Jennifer) 
Cerimele, Taylor (Chelsea) 
Cerimele, Mallori Cerimele, 
Matthew Cerimele, Julie (Curtis) 
Stevens, Tim (Pola) Cerimele, 
Daniel Cashon, Jeffrey (Wayne) 
Cornelius-Baird, Jake Bukovina, 
Luke Bukovina and Noelle 
Bukovina and her great-
grandchildren, Blake Springetti, 
Eric Cornelius, Sophia Cerimele, 
Alexis Hlad, Sarah Cornelius, 
Jaylen Hill, Madison Baird, Bryden 
Baird, Gianna Cerimele Mia 
Wermuth, Peyton Wermuth, Luca 
Cerimele, Dominic Stevens, Nico 
Cerimele, Alec Stevens, Jaxon 
Cerimele, Calina Cerimele, Conner 
Cerimele and Giovanni Cerimele. 
Besides her parents and husband, 
Nancy was preceded in death by her 
grandson, Kevin Cornelius. Private 
Family Services will be held at a 
later date. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Douglas Bernard Criddle, 69, 
formerly of Champion, died at 5:08 
p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 
2021, at University Hospital in 
Cleveland. 

He was born on January 7, 1952, in 
Warren, son of the late Alice R. and 
Donald R. Criddle. Doug was a 
1970 graduate of Bristol High 
School, where he was a member of 
the varsity basketball and baseball 
teams. He was retired from Delphi 
Packard Electric. 

On February 12, 1972, he married 
Marie P. Rozzo of Bristolville. They 
were married for 49 years. 

Doug enjoyed fishing, golfing, 
bowling and cheering on the 
Cleveland Browns, Indians, 
Cavaliers, and the Ohio State 
Buckeyes (often with a Bud Light 
or a margarita in hand). and 
listening to classic rock music 
outside by a fire. He loved spending 
time with his family and 
grandchildren, as well as his 
beloved pets – Alice, Sookie, Cash, 
and Crackers. 

He will be deeply missed by his 
son, Scott Criddle and his wife, 
Amanda of Hubbard; his daughter, 
Danielle Dublikar and her husband, 
Justin of North Canton; and his 
daughter, Sara Gilbert and her 
husband Christopher of Champion. 
He leaves 5 grandchildren, Carson, 
Ava, Justin, Vivian, and Savoca. He 
is also survived by his sister, 
Bonnie and her husband David 
Boseley of East Jordan, Michigan; 
brothers-in-law Stephen Hoerig of 
Champion and Duane Hluchan of 
Port Orange, Florida; and his aunt, 
Patricia Criddle of Bristolville. 

He was preceded in death by his 
sisters, Carlotta Hluchan and 
Kimberly Hoerig. 

Calling hours will be held 5:00-8:00 
PM Thursday, September 16, 2021, 
at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-
Clark Chapel. Online condolences 
may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 





Obituary
Phyllis Jane Talbott, age 93, of 
Sebring, OH passed away on 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 
She was born in Sebring, OH to the 
late Earl and Una (Ackerman) 
Morr. She was a graduate of 
Sebring McKinley High School in 
1945 and Mt. Union College where 
she was a member of Alpha Xi 
Delta sorority. She also was a 
graduate of St. Luke's Hospital 
School of Nursing in Cleveland, 
OH where she earned her RN 
Degree. She retired from nursing in 
1987 from Crandall Medical Center 
at Copeland Oaks in Sebring. She 
enjoyed her career in nursing, 
spending time with her family, 
loved reading and playing the 
piano. Phyllis was a student pilot 
and helped to build and run Tri-City 
Airport. She was a member of 
Sebring Presbyterian Church, and 
of Whittier Presbyterian Church in 
Whittier, CA where she lived for 
nine years following her marriage 
to William E. Talbott Jr on 
September 19, 1987.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents Earl and Una (Ackerman) 
Morr; her sisters, Anita 
Malmsberry, infant grandson, 
Brenton Kinser and step-son, 
Ronald Talbott. 

Those left to cherish her memory, in 
addition to her loving and devoted 
husband Bill, are her four sons, 
David (Mary) Kinser of Salem, OH, 
Richard Kinser of Cheswick, PA, 
Randall (Tami) Kinser of Malvern, 
OH and Brian (Melinda) Kinser of 
Sebring, OH, William E. (Jeannie) 
Talbott of Sutherlin, OR and 
Raymond (Virginia) Talbott of 
Eugene, OR. She is also survived 
by her grandchildren, Kristen 
Kinser of Massillon, OH, Stephanie 
(Kenneth) Kinser-Richendollar, 
Christopher Kinser of Sebring, 
Jonathan (Jessica) Kinser Exline of 
Salem, David Miller of Charlotte, 
NC, Tessa Ann (Kris) Long of 
Rosebury, OR, and Yasha Talbott of 
Sutherlin, OR. Her great-
grandchildren include Camryn and 
Leah Kinser, Kylie Jane and Logan 
Richendollar, Oliver, Owen, 
Zachary and Eli Kinser, Tavian, 
Logan and Jalen Pope and Ellysa, 
Blaize and Bairon Exline. 

Phyllis's family wishes to express 
their sincere thanks for all of the 
kind and loving care that she was 
given by Alliance Hospice Team. 

A private family service will take 
place with interment to take place at 
Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. 
You may sign the guest register and 
view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring Chapel, 





Obituary
Margaret A. Crouch of Royal Oak, 
Michigan, at age 94 went home to 
live with Jesus on August 28th in 
Boardman, Ohio. 
Margaret was born to Noel G. and 
Esther E. Lawson on April 5th 1927 
in Highland Park Michigan. Early 
childhood had its challenges with 
her birth mother dying from TB. 
Through the depression years, 
Margaret lived with families in S. 
Fulton TN, Bay City MI and in St. 
Thomas, Ont., Canada. Step-
mother, Lavern was a wonderfully 
nurturing mother and loved Mom 
dearly. 
In Highland Park Michigan, 
Margaret met her husband, Donald, 
when they were 10. During their 
teen years they became sweethearts 
and their love continued to grow. 
They became engaged on 
December 3, 1945 and married 
September 11, 1948. Margaret and 
Don and went on to have three 
children, Noelle, Paul and Adam. In 
1951 they moved from Highland 
Park to Royal Oak. In 1956 they 
built a new home where the family 
happily resided for the next 65 
years. Early parenting years were 
steeped in PTA, Girl Scouts, Boy 
Scouts and camping throughout 
Michigan. Margaret and Donald 
became Michigan State fans with 
the college years of Adam. In 
addition to being a dedicated and 
loving mother and wife, Margaret 
also loved gardening and flower 
arranging. Mom was a member of 
Ikebana International, Detroit 
Chapter 85. She was also a master 
quilter and member of Great Lakes 
Heritage Quilters, Cameo Quilt 
Guild, and Quilt Guild of Metro 
Detroit. She enjoyed the outdoors, 
particularly fishing. Margaret loved 
card games and especially a great 
game of Monopoly. Margaret was a 
member of Highland Park Baptist 
Church for many years. Margaret 
was able to enjoy her last four years 
living in Canfield enjoying her 
family and grandchildren. Margaret 
joins her husband Donald who 
passed away in 2003. She is 
survived by daughter, Noelle 
Dragun and sons Paul Crouch and 
Dr. Adam Crouch. Grandchildren 
are Angela, Amy, Nathan, Heather, 
Benjamin, Emily, Sarah and 
Bethany. She was also blessed with 
4 great grandchildren; Owen, 
Gaven, Kiera and Little Margaret, 
born 2 days before Mom's passing. 
A very special thank you to all the 
nursing staff at Mercy Hospital 
Boardman 4 South, including Dr. 
Hric. Deepest heartfelt thank you to 
Nurse Tara who tenderly comforted 
the family through the last hours of 
Margaret's life. 
In keeping with Mrs. Crouch's 
wishes, a private family service has 
been arranged. Thank you for 
keeping the Crouch family in your 
thoughts and prayers at this time.





Obituary
On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 
loving mother, wife, home maker, 
and grandmother Vickie (Mullen) 
Plyler passed away at the age of 59. 
Born on October 18, 1961, in 
Warren, Ohio, Vickie was a bright 
light and confidant to all who knew 
her. Vickie loved to tend her 
gardens, to watch her flowers grow, 
and cook and can her fresh 
vegetables. She loved nature and 
was constantly surprised and 
fascinated by the wildlife near the 
home she shared with her husband, 
David Plyer. Also close to her heart 
was the beloved family farmhouse 
“The Old Farm” and she was her 
happiest swimming in the creek or 
relaxing by the fire. 
Vickie had a love for life that was 
undeniable. The consummate 
hostess, she welcomed everyone in 
her home and loved to bring the 
family together over meals and 
holiday celebrations. To know her 
was to love her, and she loved 
fiercely and unconditionally. 
Vickie was preceded in death by her 
father, Thomas Mullen and her first 
husband Pete Wilson. She is 
survived by her husband David 
Plyler, her mother, Joanne Mullen, 
her two children Natalie and Adam 
Wilson, brothers Thomas and 
Douglas Mullen, sisters Doris 
Homa and Linda Wagner, four 
grandchildren, one great-
grandchild, and countless extended 
family members. She is gone too 
soon and will be forever missed. 
Family and friends may visit on 
Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 
11-2:00PM at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes – Madasz Chapel, 6923 
Warren-Sharon Road Brookfield, 
OH. A memorial service will begin 
12:00PM at the funeral home. 
A Celebration of life will be held at 
a later date. 
Flowers or donations can be sent to 
the funeral home. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Canfield- Services celebrating the 
life of Robert Porter will be held at 
1pm Monday at Green Haven 
Memorial Gardens. Bob was born 
August 28, 1945, in Louisville, KY. 
the son of Robert E. Porter Jr. and 
Ann (McCullough) Porter. He was a 
graduate of Valley Forge Military 
Academy and was a member of 
ROTC while in college at Kent 
State. Bob retired as store manager 
from Bridgetown Firestone LLC in 
2009. He was an avid stamp and 
coin collector. Bob will be sadly 
missed by his wife Mary Kathleen 
(Higgins) Porter whom he married 
September 11, 1971, sons; Bryan 
James (Tracie) Porter of 
Youngstown, Matthew Edward 
Porter of Austintown and seven 
grandchildren. He was preceded in 
death by his parents and sister 
Laniel Sherman. Friends may call 
from 11am until time of services 
Monday at Green Haven. Please 
wear your mask and practice social 
distancing for the protection of all. 
Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel assisting family with 
arrangements. 

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





Obituary
BERLIN CENTER-William B. 
Reed, 74, passed away Tuesday, 
September 7, 2021 at his residence. 
He was born November 19, 1946 in 
West Union, West Virginia, a son of 
Odward and Ilene (Greathouse) 
Reed. Bill was employed at the 
Lordstown Assembly Plant for 25 
years, retiring in 1992. He was a 
graduate of Doddridge County High 
School in West Virginia. Bill loved 
his dogs, Gizmo and Bear. He was 
active in the Berlin Center Crime 
Watch Program. Bill was an avid 
fan of both, The Ohio State 
Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh 
Steelers. He is survived by his 
children, Tammy (Mark) Travis of 
West Union, WV, Teresa (Louis) 
Less of Berlin Center, William 
(Emily) Reed of Berlin Center and 
Mindy (Cody) Reed of North 
Benton; his siblings, June Reed, 
Thomas Reed and Terry Reed, all of 
West Union, WV and his 
grandchildren, Michaela, Preston, 
Parker and Austin. Besides his 
parents, Bill was preceded in death 
by his daughter, Angela Baer and 
his siblings, Jimmie Reed, Bruce 
Reed, Arlene Reed, Othel Reed, 
Betty Vanhoen and Martha Reed. 
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. 
Sunday at the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel. A 
Funeral Service will be held at 11 
a.m. Monday at Masonic Cemetery 
on State Route 18, West Union, 
Doddridge, WV, officiated by 
Reverend David Simons.





Obituary
Columbiana - George Robert Crum, 
age 90, of Columbiana, formerly of 
East Palestine, died on Tuesday, 
September 7, 2021, at his home.

He was born on November 20, 
1930, in New Springfield, son of 
the late George L. and Helen Rupert 
Crum.

George graduated from Springfield 
Township Highschool in 1948 and 
served in the USAF from 1951 to 
1955. He was employed by the 
Ohio Bell Telephone Company for 
35 years and retired in 1991. 
George was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of East 
Palestine.

George is survived by his wife, 
Shirley A. McCown Crum, whom 
he married on July 11, 1954; two 
sons, Kenneth R. (Roxann) Crum of 
Dowagaic, MI and Donald R. 
(Elaine) Crum of Hanoverton; a 
brother, Otis R. (Mary Lou) Crum 
of Columbiana; three 
grandchildren, Christopher 
(Amanda) Crum of Georgetown, 
KY, Breanne Crum of Pittsburgh, 
PA and Josh Crum of Columbiana; 
three great grandchildren, Kyra and 
Ryan of Georgetown, KY and 
Connor of Columbiana. George is 
also survived by four step 
grandchildren; six step great 
grandchildren; three step great great 
grandchildren and many nieces and 
nephews.

He was preceded in death by three 
brothers, Denis Crum, William 
Crum and Albert Crum.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Sunday, 
September 12, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Monty Harlan officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial 
donations may be made to the First 
Presbyterian Church of East 
Palestine.

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





Obituary
MaryAnn Johnson, age 82, of 
Alliance passed away on September 
7, 2021.

She was born on December 15, 
1938 in Louisville to James Max 
and Anna (Raynard) Robson. 

MaryAnn graduated from Marlboro 
High School in 1957. She worked 
as a surgical technician for 
Robinson Memorial Hospital, drove 
a school bus for Marlington Local 
Schools, retired from Buckeye 
Market and was always working on 
the family farm. MaryAnn was a 
member of Marlboro Christian 
Church where she taught pre-
school, worked in the nursery, 
helped in the kitchen with funeral 
meals and sunshine meals for the 
sick. She was also a member of 
Women’s Guild and Friendship 
Sunday School Class. MaryAnn 
enjoyed baking, sewing and 
ceramics, but most of all she loved 
being with her family and spoiling 
her dog, Max. 

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, Robert Johnson, 
whom she married May 4, 1968; 
her sons, Terry Johnson, Timothy 
Johnson, Todd (Judy) Johnson; 
daughters, Denise (Patrick) Kubeja, 
Lorretta King and Tonya (Robert) 
Hoyt; sixteen grandchildren; twelve 
great-grandchildren; step-sister, 
Kathy (Lee) Weibush; sister-in-law, 
Mary Jane Robson; and many 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; three brothers, Max 
“Junior”, Robert and Virgil Robson; 
daughter-in-law, Debbie Johnson; 
and son-in-law, Doy King.

A funeral service will be held at 
Marlboro Christian Church on 
Saturday, September 11th at 11:00 
a.m. with a visitation one hour prior 
and Pastors Ed Harnish and Eric 
Crites officiating. A visitation will 
also be held at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home on Friday, 
September 10th from 5:00-8:00 
p.m. Interment will be at Marlboro 
Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Marlboro Christian 
Church, 9383 Edison St NE, 
Alliance, OH 44601 or St. Jude’s 
Children’s Hospital, 332 N. 
Lauderdale St., Memphis, 
Tennessee 38105.

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





Obituary
Erik K. Holmstrom, age 45, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
Monday, September 6, 2021. He 
was born January 6, 1976 in 
Canton, OH. Erik graduated from 
Louisville High School and the RG 
Drag Vocational School in 1994. He 
was a member of the Louisville 
FOE and the Louisville American 
Legion. Everyone who met Erik 
loved him. A sweet, empathetic, 
and compassionate soul; a #1 
Leopard fan, devoted son, 
grandson, brother and uncle to 
many nieces and nephews. Erik 
made an impact. Forever we will 
carry him as the light and smiling 
heart that he was and that he offered 
so freely to all he encountered 
along his way on earth. He is 
survived by his mother and step-
father, Rosemary and Bill Sealock; 
three sisters, Christine Danford, 
Claire (Ben) Campbell, Heather 
(Jason) Dillon and two brothers, 
Michael (Stacy) Sealock, Jason 
(Rashell) Sealock. Erik was 
preceded in death by his father, 
Gerald Holmstrom.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday from 3-5pm at Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home in Louisville. A 
private family graveside service 
will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park, 
Canton, OH. Online condolences 
may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home  





Obituary
Tawnya N. Jenkins, 47, of Canfield, 
passed away Saturday, September 4, 
2021 at St. Elizabeth’s in 
Boardman. 
Born July 10, 1974 in Warren, 
Ohio, Tawnya is the daughter of 
David Jenkins and Cheryl Parsons. 
Tawnya was a 1994 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School and 
obtained a Master of Business 
Administration with a concentration 
in Project Management from the 
University of Phoenix. Prior to her 
illness, Tawnya was a Website 
Designer. 
Tawnya loved the outdoors and the 
enjoyed the different seasons 
whether on the beach at their 
Florida condo or their cabin in 
Cooks Forest. She was passionate 
about astronomy, website design, 
but her greatest joy was watching 
and supporting her son’s talent on 
the football field. 
She is survived by her parents, 
Cheryl (Larry) Parsons and David 
(Debbie) Jenkins; her son Aaron 
Jacob Michael Jenkins; her 
soulmate and best friend Steve 
James; her sisters Heather (Jason) 
Fenstermaker, Shayna Boyer, 
Tiffany Rossi, Holy (Mark) 
Kalamets; her brothers David 
(Heidi) Jenkins and Jeremy M.C. 
Jenkins; her two bichon puppies 
and many nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Monday, September 
13th, from 1:00 PM until the time 
of service at 2:00 PM, at 
Austintown Community Church, 
242 South Canfield-Niles Road, 
Austintown, Ohio 44515.





Obituary
SALEM - Robert “Bob” L. 
Sommers, 73, died Monday, 
September 6, 2021, at the Salem 
Regional Medical Center.  He was 
born on June 15, 1948, in Salem, 
OH the son of the late Eugene and 
Josephine (Zines) Sommers.

Robert was a 1966 graduate of 
Salem High School, then served in 
the United State Air Force.  He 
worked as the enamel room 
supervisor at Eljer MFG and was a 
member of AMVETS Post 45.

Survivors include his wife of 40 
years, Ardyth (Berquist) Sommers 
whom he married June 20, 1981; 
son, Chris (Jen) Sommers of Salem; 
adopted sons, John (Malinda) Shean 
and Travis (Renee) Barnes; sister, 
Joanne Hutter of Salem; brother, 
Gene Sommers of Salem; 
grandchildren, Bryce, Dakotah, and 
Keegan Sommers, Nora and Claire 
Shean.

Besides his parents Robert was 
preceded in death by a son, Derek 
Sommers and a brother, Gary 
Sommers

Calling hours will be held Friday, 
September 10th, 2021, from 5:00 to 
7:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home.  His family requests 
visitors please wear a mask and 
practice social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 
10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 
11th, 2021, at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan 
Smearsoll officiating.  The Salem 
Honor guard will provide Military 
Honors at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Hope 
Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial Contributions can be 
made to Salem High School Golf 
Team, 1200 E 6th St., Salem, Ohio 
or Ronald McDonald House, 706 
Grove Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.

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 Roberts obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Monica Linssen Cody, 
69, passed away Saturday, 
September 4, 2021, at her home. 
She was born in Adrian, Minnesota 
on September 29, 1951, to Francis 
and Bernice (Moran) Linssen. She 
graduated from high school in 
Minnesota, then went on to 
graduate from University of 
Northern Colorado with a degree in 
Speech Pathology. She devoted her 
career of 32 years serving as a 
Speech Pathologist in public 
schools. The students, families, and 
staff all adored Monica for her kind, 
genuine and loving nature. 
Monica’s beautiful soul touched the 
lives of countless individuals. 
Monica cherished every moment 
with her grandchildren, and they 
too of her. She was an avid reader, 
always searching for more 
knowledge on ways to help others.

She is survived by her husband, 
Scot, of 45 years. Monica has two 
sons, Bryan (Kim) and Geoff 
(Kalie); her two precious 
grandchildren, Camryn and Dawson 
Cody. She also leaves behind her 
dear mother-in-law, Eva Rae Cody; 
her beloved sister, Mary Kay; 
brother, Don; sister-in-law, Nancy 
and brother-in-law, Kim Gilbertson; 
several nieces and nephews, Kyle 
Gilbertson, Cody (Gilbertson) 
Kessler, Dana (Fischenich) 
Heindenbrink, Grant Fischenich; 
nephews, Rhett and John Linssen, 
and niece, Stephanie Linssen.

Monica was predeceased by her 
parents, her sister, Marilyn, her 
father-in-law, Merlin Cody, brother-
in-law, John and sister-in-law, 
Marcia.

The family will gather privately to 
celebrate the wonderful life of 
Monica. Interment will be at a later 
date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions at the wishes of 
Monica, may be made to St. Paul’s 
Parish, 935 E. State St., Salem, OH 
44460.

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

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





Obituary
SALEM – Kenneth L. Suggett, 57, 
passed away Wednesday, 
September 1, 2021, at Auburn 
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 
Center. He was born October 2, 
1963, in Salem, son of the late Paul 
K. and Margaret M. (Dressel) 
Suggett.

Kenneth was a graduate of Salem 
High School. He worked as a truck 
driver for Salem Welding.  Kenny 
enjoyed fishing and shooting.  He 
was an avid John Wayne and Star 
Wars fan.  He enjoyed watching a 
variety of movies.

Survivors include a son, Charles K. 
Suggett of Salem; two daughters, 
Betty Ruth Hite and Roseann Marie 
Gamble of Wooster; brother, Rick 
Suggett of Winona and cousin, Dan 
Santee of Midland along with many 
cousins and numerous friends. 
Kenny considered Auburn Nursing 
Facility his home and the 
employees his family and friends.

Besides his parents, a sister, 
Carolyn Suggett of Winona also 
preceded him in death.

A private memorial service will be 
held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 
September 14, 2021, at Grandview 
Cemetery Chapel.

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

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





Obituary
SALEM - Dorothy E. Shinn, 96, 
passed away Tuesday, September 7, 
2021, at Auburn Skilled Nursing 
and Rehabilitation. She was born 
May 25, 1925, in Salem, daughter 
of the late Benjamin and Bertha 
(Greene) Tennyson.

Dorothy was a member of the 
Salem First Friends Church, the 
Good Samaritan and Berean 
Sunday School Classes and served 
on the church funeral committee for 
40 plus years.

She was a 1943 graduate of Salem 
High School, member of Salem 
Citizens, Salem Retirees, and class 
of 1943 breakfast group.

Her husband, Carl R. Shinn, whom 
she married December 27, 1945, 
preceded in her death October 5, 
2008.

Survivors include a son, Robert V. 
(Karen) Shinn of Salem; two 
daughters, Marilyn K. (Jerry) Smith 
of Salem and Barb L. (Roger) Gallo 
of Columbiana; six grandchildren; 
five great grandchildren, and three 
great-great grandchildren

Besides her parents and husband, 
Dorothy was preceded in death by a 
granddaughter, Marie Shinn; a 
sister, Helen Tennyson and a 
brother, Clyde Tennyson.

A private service will be held. 
Burial will be at the Grandview 
Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to First Friends Church 
Building Fund, 1028 Jennings Ave. 
Salem, OH 44460.

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

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





Obituary
There will be services at 12:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 
Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 
Crestview Dr., Boardman for Paul 
W. Schuller, 95, who passed away 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at St. 
Elizabeth’s in Boardman. 
Paul was born August 13, 1926, in 
Chelsea, Michigan, son of Simon 
and Christina Sonntag Schuller. 
Paul was a 1944 graduate of 
Chaney High School. Prior to 
retirement, Paul was deliveryman 
for Youngstown ARC Engraving/ 
Cubbison Company. He served his 
country during WW II in the United 
States Navy. 
Paul was a member of Bethel 
Lutheran Church. He enjoyed sports 
and was an avid Cleveland Brown’s 
fan. 
Paul’s wife, the former Lena H. 
Schuller, whom he married October 
7, 1950, died September 19, 1997. 
Paul is survived by his daughter 
Cheryl Agnew. 
Besides his parents and his wife, 
Paul is preceded in death by his 
brother Ernest Schuller and his 
sisters, Wilhelmina Schuller and 
Johanna Frederick. 
Friends may call from 11:30 am - 
until the time of service, Tuesday, at 
the church. The family requests 
memorial contributions be made to 
the American Cancer Society.





Obituary
Alma June Lattimer, age 88, of 
Ravenna, died Saturday, September 
4, 2021 surrounded by her loving 
family.

Born September 9, 1932 in 
Ravenna; she was the daughter of 
Bert and Mabel (Waggoner) 
Whittam.

She took great joy and pride in 
being a homemaker and caring for 
her family.  She enjoyed dancing, 
camping, road trips, and anything 
that involved her family.

Alma June is survived by her 
children: Vicky (Robert Weimer) 
Alderman, Cheryl McCoy, Cindy 
(David Musgrave) May, Tracie 
(Daren) Baird, and daughter-in-law 
Phyllis Lattimer-Rathburn; many 
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 
and great-great-grandchildren; as 
well as other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Richard L. Lattimer, Sr in 1972; 
son, Richard L. Lattimer, Jr in 
2010; sisters: Gloria and Pat, and a 
brother Donald.

Private services will take place and 
burial will take place at the 
Edinburg Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to either 
the Hospice of the Western Reserve 
or the American Cancer Society.





Obituary
Herbert Paul Brady, age 66, of 
Alliance passed away on September 
4, 2021.He was born on March 31, 
1955 in Alliance to Derwood “Gat” 
Brady and Elaine (Moore) Lorden.

Herb graduated from Marlington 
High School. He worked for 40 
years as a driller in the oil fields.

Herb participated in Boy Scouts 
when he was younger. He enjoyed 
working on trucks and fishing. Herb 
also liked hunting for treasures at 
auctions, garage sales and flea 
markets. Most of all Herb loved his 
grandson, Owen.

 Those left to cherish his memory 
are wife, Kristi (Adams) Brady, 
whom he married on September 8, 
1998; his sisters, Sue Schott, Marta 
(Tyler) Sinkovitz and Elaine 
Lorden; step-son, Thomas (Tricia) 
Schmoyer; grandson, Owen 
Schmoyer; and many nieces and 
nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and his step-dad, Thomas 
Lorden.

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

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





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Mary Jo 
Dunlap, 58, of Austintown passed 
away Wednesday evening, 
September 1, 2021, after a 
courageous battle with COVID 19. 
Mary Jo battled the virus alongside 
her father James who lost his fight 
three days earlier. She was born 
October 1, 1962, in Youngstown, 
the daughter of the late James and 
Mary Lou (Schettino) Dunlap. She 
was a graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School, class of 1981 and 
attended Youngstown State 
University. Mary Jo was a Medical 
Transcriptionist for DMXI since 
July 1, 2013. She was a member of 
Grace Fellowship Church in Niles. 
Mary Jo’s hobbies included 
quilting, gambling with her friends 
John Sturm and Chuck Klempay, 
and craft shows but most of all she 
enjoyed time with her family and 
friends. Mary Jo was strong in her 
faith and enjoyed attending services 
at Grace Fellowship. She leaves to 
cherish her memory, one sister, 
Shelly Socciarelli of Youngstown, a 
nephew James Socciarelli of 
Columbiana, one niece Kara 
Socciarelli of McDonald, her best 
friend and cousin, Laura Russell of 
Akron along with several aunts, 
uncles, and cousins. Graveside 
services will be held at 11 AM at 
Resurrection Cemetery on Friday, 
September 10, 2021. Arrangements 
were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Cortland- Loretta J. Watkins, age 
74, died September 4, 2021 at 
Trumbull Regional Hospital. 
Loretta was born November 25, 
1946 in Craigsville, West Virginia, 
the daughter of the late Okey and 
Thelma Newsome Graham. 
Loretta was a 1965 graduate of 
Warren G. Harding High School. 
She was employed by Ohio Lamp 
in Warren, retiring after 38 years; 
Loretta enjoyed getting together 
and going to dinner with her Ohio 
Lamp friends. 
Loretta will be missed for her 
humorous morning Facebook posts, 
all her friends looked forward to her 
morning message. She enjoyed 
family fishing vacations, her shows, 
The Mentalist and Bones. Loretta 
was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. 
Besides her parents, Loretta is 
preceded in death by her brothers, 
Ronnie, Rodney, and her sister, 
Eunice. 
Loretta is survived by her husband 
William J. Watkins, who she 
married December 31, 1977; her 
children, Kim (Mark) Hodgkiss, 
Mike Watkins, David Dick, Bryan 
(Janel) Watkins, and Jodi (Shawn) 
Marrie; her grandchildren, Tad 
(Nicole) Hodgkiss, Tyler (Lexi) 
Hodgkiss, Ashlee Watkins, Tiffany 
Hodgkiss, Dakota Dick, Emily 
Derkach, Mia Watkins, Kailey 
Dick, Piper Marrie; and her great-
grandchild Leo Hodgkiss. She also 
leaves her brother Sheldon and 
sister Drucella. 
Friends may call 6-8pm Thursday at 
the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-
Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren. The funeral service will 
be 11AM Friday at the funeral 
home with Pastor Rocci Harmon, 
officiant. Interment in Gustavus 
Cemetery.





Obituary
BRISTOLVILLE- George T. 
Stricko, age 85, passed away early 
Sunday morning at St. Joseph 
Hospital in Warren. 
George was born June 6, 1936 in 
Youngstown to the late George and 
Mary (Tomas) Stricko. He was a 
graduate of Rayen High School and 
a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was 
a proud member of the Slovak 
Club. 
George retired in 1997 from 
Packard Electric. 
George enjoyed drawing and 
painting, he was a talented 
cartoonist and photographer; he 
enjoyed woodworking and having 
ice cream at the lake. George was 
curious, he like to study 
unexplained phenomenon. He had 
taken flying lessons and could pilot 
a small airplane. 
George was a super fun Grandpa to 
Dia, they enjoyed trips for ice 
cream, scenic drives, and activities 
all over Northeast Ohio. Family 
was paramount to George, He 
helped his disabled brother every 
week so that he was able to 
maintain an independent lifestyle. 
George was thoughtful in bringing 
food, help, and support whenever 
he could. 
Besides his parents, George is 
preceded in death by a brother 
Richard. 
He is survived by his wife of 52 
years, the former Barbara Kross, 
they married October 14, 1968. He 
also leaves his daughter Valerie 
Stricko-Mohn and her husband 
Allan and a granddaughter Dia 
Mohn. 
Friends may call 5-7PM Wednesday 
at the Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-
Winans Chapel 164 N. High St. in 
Cortland. The funeral service will 
begin at 7pm. 
Private Interment in Evergreen 
Cemetery. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with George’s family.





Obituary
Betty Smith, age 78, of Alliance, 
was reunited with her husband 
Friday, September 3, 2021 at 
Aultman Hospital.

  She was born August 12, 1943 in 
Hartville, Ohio to Dan C. and Alta 
(Hostetler) Schlabach.

  Betty retired from the Inn at 
Belden after fifteen years of service 
as Head Baker. She was the founder 
and operated the Soup Kitchen and 
Spaghetti Dinners at Southside 
Church.

  Betty was a member of the Church 
of God for forty years, and 
currently attended Damascus 
Friends Church to be with her 
family and grandchildren. Betty had 
a heart to serve others, and loved 
the Lord.

  She will be forever loved and 
missed by her family, including her 
two sons, John (Mary) Smith, and 
Troy (Kendra) Smith; her daughter 
Holly (Cliff) Swonger; nineteen 
grandchildren; fifteen great-
grandchildren; numerous nieces and 
nephews; siblings; Alta (Paul) 
Rohrer, John (Charlotte) Schlabach, 
Vern (Toni) Schlabach, Wayne 
(Priscilla) Schlabach, Clara 
Hostetler, and Chris Schlabach.  

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Gerald E. 
Smith; whom she married 
November 9, 1968, and who died 
September 19, 2003; brothers, Eli, 
Calvin, Daniel Jr., and sister, Sara 
Hostetler.

 Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 
Damascus Friends Church,  28857 
Walnut St., Damascus, Ohio 44619, 
with Pastor Jesse Brunk officiating.

  Family will receive friends from 
4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 
and one hour prior to the service at 
the church on Thursday.

  Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

  Memorial Contributions may be 
made to Haven of Rest Ministries, 
175 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 
44308.





Obituary
Salem- Louis Joseph Raymond 
(“Pastor Lou” to many) died 
Saturday morning, in his home.  He 
was born May 22, 1923, in Salem, 
Ohio, a son of the late Louis J. and 
Blanche (Grice) Raymond.

Lou attended Salem public schools 
and as a high school student won 
city, county and district speech 
honors each year.  He was in the 
class of 1941 and served as vice-
president.  He was a Buckeye Boys 
State delegate. A 1947 graduate of 
Denison University, Lou served 
rural churches as a student pastor 
and was ordained in 1951 to the 
ministry of the Christian Church, 
(Disciples of Christ), serving 
Christian, Federated and 
Presbyterian churches in North 
Jackson, Salem, Hanoverton, 
Canfield, Youngstown, Hubbard, 
and Carrollton. He earned master’s 
degrees from both Duquesne 
(Pittsburg) and Loyola (New 
Orleans) Universities and an 
honorary doctorate from St. 
Clements’ Seminary in Maine.

Lou has been broadly recognized 
for his spirit and dedication to 
community volunteerism, especially 
for his work in blood donor 
recruitment for the American Red 
Cross Blood Services of Northern 
Ohio.  He later was employed by 
the Red Cross bringing his years of 
recruiting donors to 35. Some 
would remember Lou’s travels 
through the community via car 
using a loudspeaker to remind them 
“It’s blood bank day in Salem!”   
Lou introduced Type Specific 
Blood Collections now practiced 
nationally and organized high 
school recruitment seminars, 
encouraging over 400,000 students 
to be blood donors.  His work with 
the Red Cross gifted thousands with 
life and hope.

Lou was honored on the city, 
county, and state levels, by many 
organizations both civic and 
religious.  He was named 
Outstanding Citizen of Salem, 
recognized with the Paul Harris 
Honor by the Rotary Club, and by 
the Salem Memorial and Patriotic 
Association for 25 years of his 
work to organize Memorial Day 
activities, announce the annual 
parade, and at times, speak for the 
ceremonies.  

Lou was an original volunteer for 
the Banquet in Salem and the Board 
Chairperson for public relations and 
recruitment of sponsors for the 
weekly meal.  Many in the Salem 
and surrounding areas knew him as 
officiant for weddings, funerals, and 
worship services. Of late, he was an 
associate member of Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church, happily 
supporting the members and his 
wife, the pastor.  

Lou believed what is essential for 
the fulness of life is to make a 
difference in the community in 
which one lives, and he did so 
joyfully, enthusiastically, and 
faithfully through many 
organizations and forms of service 
all throughout his life, in many and 
varied ways. 

Survivors include his wife of 35 
years, Aimee (Amanda) Raymond; 
daughter Catherine (Cathy) Hale of 
Salem, son David and wife Lynn of 
South Carolina and daughter, Lisa 
Smith of Los Angeles; four 
grandchildren: Katie Hale, Beth 
Hale, Corey Raymond and Chad 
Raymond, and three great-
grandchildren: Aidan Lucci, 
Anthony Lucci and Layla Cross; 
nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides his parents, Lou was 
preceded in death by his brothers 
Edward and Donald, and sister 
Mary Lou Cowan.

The family thanks all who reached 
out and contributed to Lou’s care: 
Community Hospice, caregivers 
Theresa Chittock and Amanda 
McFarland, Pastor Bill Wilkins, and 
members of the Holy Trinity 
Church Family.

A Celebration of Life Service for 
Lou will be held Wednesday, 
September 8th at 5:30 pm, with 
Pastor Bill Wilkins officiating and 
preceded by one hour of visitation 
(4:30 to 5:30 pm).  The family 
invites and encourages all to join 
them for a picnic supper in the 
church Fellowship Hall after the 
service where visiting and further 
celebration of Lou can happen.  
There will be a private family 
committal on Thursday in Hope 
Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the 
family asks that memorial 
donations be made to Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church (current funds).  

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

To view Lou’s obituary visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

 

Salem- Louis Joseph Raymond 
(“Pastor Lou” to many) died 
Saturday morning, in his home.  He 
was born May 22, 1923, in Salem, 
Ohio, a son of the late Louis J. and 
Blanche (Grice) Raymond.

Lou attended Salem public schools 
and as a high school student won 
city, county and district speech 
honors each year.  He was in the 
class of 1941 and served as vice-
president.  He was a Buckeye Boys 
State delegate. A 1947 graduate of 
Denison University, Lou served 
rural churches as a student pastor 
and was ordained in 1951 to the 
ministry of the Christian Church, 
(Disciples of Christ), serving 
Christian, Federated and 
Presbyterian churches in North 
Jackson, Salem, Hanoverton, 
Canfield, Youngstown, Hubbard, 
and Carrollton. He earned master’s 
degrees from both Duquesne 
(Pittsburg) and Loyola (New 
Orleans) Universities and an 
honorary doctorate from St. 
Clements’ Seminary in Maine.

Lou has been broadly recognized 
for his spirit and dedication to 
community volunteerism, especially 
for his work in blood donor 
recruitment for the American Red 
Cross Blood Services of Northern 
Ohio.  He later was employed by 
the Red Cross bringing his years of 
recruiting donors to 35. Some 
would remember Lou’s travels 
through the community via car 
using a loudspeaker to remind them 
“It’s blood bank day in Salem!”   
Lou introduced Type Specific 
Blood Collections now practiced 
nationally and organized high 
school recruitment seminars, 
encouraging over 400,000 students 
to be blood donors.  His work with 
the Red Cross gifted thousands with 
life and hope.

Lou was honored on the city, 
county, and state levels, by many 
organizations both civic and 
religious.  He was named 
Outstanding Citizen of Salem, 
recognized with the Paul Harris 
Honor by the Rotary Club, and by 
the Salem Memorial and Patriotic 
Association for 25 years of his 
work to organize Memorial Day 
activities, announce the annual 
parade, and at times, speak for the 
ceremonies.  

Lou was an original volunteer for 
the Banquet in Salem and the Board 
Chairperson for public relations and 
recruitment of sponsors for the 
weekly meal.  Many in the Salem 
and surrounding areas knew him as 
officiant for weddings, funerals, and 
worship services. Of late, he was an 
associate member of Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church, happily 
supporting the members and his 
wife, the pastor.  

Lou believed what is essential for 
the fulness of life is to make a 
difference in the community in 
which one lives, and he did so 
joyfully, enthusiastically, and 
faithfully through many 
organizations and forms of service 
all throughout his life, in many and 
varied ways. 

Survivors include his wife of 35 
years, Aimee (Amanda) Raymond; 
daughter Catherine (Cathy) Hale of 
Salem, son David and wife Lynn of 
South Carolina and daughter, Lisa 
Smith of Los Angeles; four 
grandchildren: Katie Hale, Beth 
Hale, Corey Raymond and Chad 
Raymond, and three great-
grandchildren: Aidan Lucci, 
Anthony Lucci and Layla Cross; 
nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides his parents, Lou was 
preceded in death by his brothers 
Edward and Donald, and sister 
Mary Lou Cowan.

The family thanks all who reached 
out and contributed to Lou’s care: 
Community Hospice, caregivers 
Theresa Chittock and Amanda 
McFarland, Pastor Bill Wilkins, and 
members of the Holy Trinity 
Church Family.

A Celebration of Life Service for 
Lou will be held Wednesday, 
September 8th at 5:30 pm, with 
Pastor Bill Wilkins officiating and 
preceded by one hour of visitation 
(4:30 to 5:30 pm).  The family 
invites and encourages all to join 
them for a picnic supper in the 
church Fellowship Hall after the 
service where visiting and further 
celebration of Lou can happen.  
There will be a private family 
committal on Thursday in Hope 
Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the 
family asks that memorial 
donations be made to Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church (current funds).  

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

To view Lou’s obituary visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Salem-Louis Joseph Raymond 
(“Pastor Lou” to many) died 
Saturday morning, in his home.  He 
was born May 22, 1923, in Salem, 
Ohio, a son of the late Louis J. and 
Blanche (Grice) Raymond.

Lou attended Salem public schools 
and as a high school student won 
city, county and district speech 
honors each year.  He was in the 
class of 1941 and served as vice-
president.  He was a Buckeye Boys 
State delegate. A 1947 graduate of 
Denison University, Lou served 
rural churches as a student pastor 
and was ordained in 1951 to the 
ministry of the Christian Church, 
(Disciples of Christ), serving 
Christian, Federated and 
Presbyterian churches in North 
Jackson, Salem, Hanoverton, 
Canfield, Youngstown, Hubbard, 
and Carrollton. He earned master’s 
degrees from both Duquesne 
(Pittsburg) and Loyola (New 
Orleans)Universities and an 
honorary doctorate from St. 
Clements’ Seminary in Maine.

Lou has been broadly recognized 
for his spirit and dedication to 
community volunteerism, especially 
for his work in blood donor 
recruitment for the American Red 
Cross Blood Services of Northern 
Ohio. He later was employed by the 
Red Cross bringing his years of 
recruiting donors to 35.Some would 
remember Lou’s travels through 
thecommunity via car using a 
loudspeaker to remindthem “It’s 
blood bank day in Salem!”   
Louintroduced Type Specific Blood 
Collections now practiced 
nationally and organized high 
school recruitment seminars, 
encouraging over 400,000 students 
to be blood donors. His work with 
the Red Cross gifted thousands with 
life and hope.

Lou was honored on the city, 
county, and state levels, by many 
organizations both civic and 
religious.  He was named 
Outstanding Citizen of Salem, 
recognized with the Paul Harris 
Honor by the Rotary Club, and by 
the Salem Memorial and Patriotic 
Association for 25 years of his 
work to organize Memorial Day 
activities, announce the annual 
parade, and at times, speak for the 
ceremonies.

Lou was an original volunteer for 
the Banquet in Salem and the Board 
Chairperson for public relations and 
recruitment of sponsors for the 
weekly meal.  Many in the Salem 
and surrounding areas knew him as 
officiant for weddings, funerals, and 
worship services. Of late, he was an 
associate member of Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church, happily 
supporting the members and his 
wife, the pastor.   

Lou believed what is essential for 
the fulness of life is to make a 
difference in the community in 
which one lives, and he did so 
joyfully, enthusiastically, and 
faithfully through many 
organizations and forms of service 
all throughout his life, in many and 
varied ways.  

Survivors include his wife of 35 
years, Aimee (Amanda) Raymond; 
daughter Catherine (Cathy) Hale of 
Salem, son David and wife Lynn of 
South Carolina and daughter, Lisa 
Smith of Los Angeles; four 
grandchildren: Katie Hale, Beth 
Hale, Corey Raymond and Chad 
Raymond, and three great-
grandchildren: Aidan Lucci, 
Anthony Lucci and Layla Cross; 
nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides his parents, Lou was 
preceded in death by his brothers 
Edward and Donald, and sister 
Mary Lou Cowan.

The family thanks all who reached 
out and contributed to Lou’s care: 
Community Hospice, caregivers 
Theresa Chittock and Amanda 
McFarland, Pastor Bill Wilkins, and 
members of the Holy Trinity 
Church Family.

A Celebration of Life Service for 
Lou will be held Wednesday, 
September 8th at 5:30 pm, with 
Pastor Bill Wilkins officiating and 
preceded by one hour of visitation 
(4:30 to 5:30 pm).  The family 
invites and encourages all to join 
them for a picnic supper in the 
church Fellowship Hall after the 
service where visiting and further 
celebration of Lou can happen.  
There will be a private family 
committal on Thursday in Hope 
Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the 
family asks that memorial 
donations be made to Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church (current funds). 

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

To view Lou’s obituary visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Margaret “Margie” Mae Garrett, 78, 
of Struthers, passed away early 
Saturday morning, September 4, 
2021 at St. Elizabeth in 
Youngstown. 
Born June 16, 1943 in Hubbard, 
Ohio, Margie was the daughter of 
Joseph and Alice Malkin 
Magyarosi. 
Margie was a 1961 graduate of 
Hubbard High School. She was a 
Beautician and enjoyed spending 
time chatting with whoever was in 
her chair. She was a devoted wife, 
mother, grandmother, and 
homemaker. Margie loved her 
flower garden especially her roses, 
but her greatest joy was caring and 
loving unconditionally, for her 
family and friends. 
She is survived by her husband, 
Jack E. Garret, whom she married 
April 9, 1980. They had five 
children, Elizabeth (Jim) Huffman, 
Joseph Avry, Sharon (Mark) 
McCosby, Jay (Tanya) Garrett, and 
Pamela Garrett; eleven 
grandchildren and a great 
granddaughter. She is also survived 
by her bothers Joseph, Robert 
(Michelle), Michael (Angela) 
Magyarosi. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded 
in death by her brother James. 
Per Margie’s wishes, a future 
gathering will be held with family. 
To share thoughts of sympathy with 
the family, please visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Paul W. Lutz, age 96, of Louisville, 
OH passed away Saturday, 
September 4, 2021. Paul was born 
to Norman and Amanda (Krabill) 
Lutz at the family farm in 
Washington Township, Stark 
County, Ohio on October 25, 1924. 
He graduated from Louisville High 
School in 1942, served in the US 
Army during World War II and 
retired from J &L Specialty Steel in 
1988. A lifelong member of Paris 
Israel Lutheran Church, he deeply 
loved his church. Paul is preceded 
in death by his loving wife of 60 
years Marguerite (Marino) Lutz, his 
parents, three brothers, one sister, a 
son, Arthur C. Locke and a great 
grandson. Paul is survived by his 
daughter Carla (Daniel) Wolfe, 
sister-in-law, Judy Horn, eight 
grandchildren, 13 great-
grandchildren and two great-great-
grandchildren. As well as many 
loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral/memorial service for both 
Paul and Marguerite (who passed 
away June 24, 2021 in Pataskala, 
Ohio) will be held 11am 
Wednesday (9/8) at Paris Israel 
Lutheran Church, 376 Paris Ave., 
Paris, Ohio. Calling hours will be 
10-11am Wednesday morning at the 
church. Paul and Marguerite will be 
laid to rest in the Beech Mennonite 
Cemetery in the Lutz family plot. 
Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

 

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home   





Obituary
SALEM - Judith Lynette (Paxson) 
Eisenbraun, 49, died Thursday, 
September 2, 2021, at UPMC 
Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. 
She was born on November 21, 
1971, in Salem, OH, a daughter of 
Neil J. Paxson and the late Ila 
Jeanne (Davis) Paxson.

Judy was a 1990 graduate of Salem 
High School.  She worked at 4 
Wheel Drive Hardware in 
Columbiana. She was a member of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church in 
Salem.

She loved the ocean, fishing, and 
was a big-time animal lover. Judy 
also loved all her friends.

Survivors include her husband, Ken 
Eisenbraun, whom she married June 
28, 2003; her father, Neil Paxson of 
Salem; two stepchildren, Dakota 
and Daniel; one sister, Amy 
Paxson; one niece, Emily "Shug" 
Paxson; foster brother, Steve 
Rowedda; and foster sister, Barbara 
(Rowedda) Way.

She was preceded in death by her 
mother, Ila Jeanne Paxson.

Memorial calling hours will be held 
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, 
September 8, 2021, at Stark 
Memorial.

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





Obituary
SALEM – Cecil “Ray” Rhodes, 72, 
passed away Thursday, September 
2, 2021, at Altercare of Alliance. 
He was born July l3, 1949, in 
Maysel, West Virginia, son of the 
late Basil B. and Dana (Dawson) 
Rhodes.

Ray was a graduate of Clay County 
High School in Clay, West Virginia. 
He was a United States Army 
veteran, serving in Germany, during 
the Vietnam War. Ray was a self-
employed truck driver and had also 
worked as a bricklayer. Ray loved 
and was involved in drag racing.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa 
(Smith) Rhodes whom he married 
December 20, 1972; a son, Steven 
Rhodes of St. Albans, WV; a 
daughter, Elizabeth (Nick) Criswell 
of Ravenna; two sisters, Gloria 
Truman, and Janet Davis; three 
brothers, Donald, Daniel, and 
Emmett Rhodes; three 
grandchildren and one great 
grandchild.

Besides his parents, a brother, 
Joseph Rhodes; an infant brother, 
Calvin and infant son, Geofrey 
Rhodes also preceded him in death.

Private arrangements are being 
held. Interment will be at Rhodes 
Cemetery in Maysel, West Virginia.

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

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





Obituary
CORTLAND- John W. Wallace, age 
84, passed away Wednesday 
morning at Cortland Health Care 
after a period of declining health. 
John was born January 14, 1937 in 
McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the 
late Boyd and Bertha (Fetterman) 
Wallace. 
He retired from General Motors as 
a Weamer with over 27 years of 
employment. 
John was a member of the Cortland 
Masonic Lodge #529 F&AM, 
where he served as a Past Master. 
He was also a member of the 
Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown. 
John will be remembered for his 
“can do” attitude; he was a tinkerer 
as well, he could fix or improve 
anything. 
John was a proud veteran of the 
U.S. Army, he served overseas in 
Germany. 
Besides his parents, John is 
preceded in death by his daughter 
Lisa Wallace, his brother Tom 
VanSwearingen, and sister Susan 
Pratt. 
John is survived by his wife of 64 
years, the former Sylvia Risher. His 
son, John Wallace; his 
grandchildren, Cameron and 
Hannah; a brother Jim Wallace of 
Pennsylvania. 
Friends may call 11-12PM Tuesday, 
September 7th at the Lane Funeral 
Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 
N. High St. in Cortland. Pastor 
David Luther will conduct the 
funeral service beginning at Noon 
in the funeral home. Interment in 
Hillside Cemetery.





Obituary

Jeffery M. McNicol, 62, passed 
away on Wednesday, September 1, 
2021 at UPMC Presbyterian. 
Jeffery was born on December 3, 
1958 in East Liverpool, Ohio to the 
late John H. McNicols Sr. and 
Saundra (Neville) James. Jeffery 
worked for Ventra and formerly 
known as Worthington. He had a 
passion for cars and enjoyed 
refurbishing them and was a 
talented artist enjoying painting 
pictures.

Jeffery is survived by his siblings 
Pam Bruehler of Newman, GA., 
Helen Irving of Austintown, OH., 
Robert McNicol of Salem, OH., and 
John McNicol Jr. of Weirton, WV.; 
two daughters Sophia McNicol of 
Chester, WV. and Molly McNicol 
of Salem, OH. and four grandkids. 
Besides his parents Jeffery was 
preceded in death by a Sister 
Jacqueline Carlisle.

Private family services were held. 
You may sign the guest register and 
view the obituary online at 
www.brownfhonline.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Salem,





Obituary
East Palestine - John Dobbins, age 
65, of East Palestine, died on 
Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 
Mercy Health St. Elizabeth 
Boardman Hospital.

He was born on December 4, 1955, 
in Niles, son of the late Harvey and 
Margaret Sweeney Dobbins.

John was a graduate of Youngstown 
State University and had been 
employed as a truck driver for 
various construction companies.

Private interment will take place at 
Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.

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





Obituary
Brookfield – David Bossick, 74, 
passed away Tuesday afternoon, 
August 31, 2021, at his home 
surrounded by his family. 
David was born on June 5, 1947, in 
Sharon, PA, a son of the late Emil 
and Anne Bossick Sr. 
He was a Brookfield High School 
graduate and a proud veteran of the 
United States Marine Corps. 
He was a 50-year life member of 
the United Association of 
Journeymen and Apprentices of the 
Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry 
of USA and Canada. He enjoyed 
construction projects and loved 
spending time with his friends 
going to car shows. 
David will be deeply missed by his 
fiancé, Lillian Longo and her 
family; son, Eric Bossick; sister, 
Emily “Blossom” (Pat) Pannelle; 
brother, Emil “Bud” (Shirley) 
Bossick; and nephews, Andrew 
Pannelle of Pittsburgh, Scott 
Pannelle of Columbus, Chris 
Pannelle of Columbus, Brian 
Bossick of Michigan, and Michael 
Bossick of North Carolina. 
Besides his parents he was preceded 
in death by his sister Martha 
Bossick. 
Per David’s request, there are no 
calling hours or services, and 
cremation was entrusted with Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Madasz 
Chapel in Brookfield. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Francis J. “Bernie” Bernatowicz of 
Howland, OH passed peacefully at 
his home August 31, 2021 at the 
age of 87. 

He was born October 17, 1933 in 
Snyder, WV to the late Louis and 
Stella Bernatowicz. He came to 
Ohio from West Virginia at the age 
of 17, but always had a soft spot in 
his heart for the old home place and 
his 9 brothers and sisters. 
He worked as an electrician for 
LTV, Republic Steel, and retired 
from WCI in 1994. He enjoyed deer 
hunting, golf, and was an avid 
sports fan. 

He is survived by his soul mate and 
wife of 33 years, Elaine C. (Todut) 
Bernatowicz, daughter, Annette 
Bernatowicz of Howland, OH, 
daughter Jeanette Wilson of 
Cambridge, MN, step-daughter 
Valerie Allen (Jeff) of Cincinnati, 
OH, grandchildren Erik Wilson 
(Amanda), Louie Allen, and Janie 
Allen, and great granddaughter, 
Peyton Wilson. He is also survived 
by brothers John Bernatowicz 
(Kay), Ludwik Bernatowicz 
(Joyce), Patrick Bernatowicz 
(Loretta); sisters Rose Ann Lenhart, 
Toni Bernatowicz, and Terry Spear; 
sisters-in-law Pauline Bernatowicz 
and Rosemary Bernatowicz; and 
many other family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his 
sister Marian Metea , brothers 
Edward Bernatowicz, and Joe 
Bernatowicz, and brothers-in-law 
Cornell Metea, Fred Spear, and Jim 
Lenhart. 

Family and friends may visit from 
4:00-6:00PM on Monday 
September 6, 2021 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel 
located at 6923 Warren Sharon Rd 
in Brookfield. Additional visitation 
will also be held from 11:00AM-
12:00PM on Tuesday September 7, 
2021 with funeral services to follow 
at 12:00PM at the funeral home. 
Burial will take place at Brookfield 
Township Cemetery. 

The family requests that any 
memorial donations be made in his 
memory to the Howland Fire 
Department or Howland Police 
Department, 169 Niles-Cortland 
Road NE, Warren, OH 44484. 

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





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – A private 
graveside service will be held at a 
later date celebrating the life of 
Vincent “Vince” James Lazzara, 93, 
of Austintown who passed away 
Thursday morning, September 2, 
2021 at Continuing Healthcare at 
the Ridge. 
Vince was born March 28, 1927 in 
Arnold, Pennsylvania, the son of 
Tony and Mary Anzaldi Lazzara. 
Vince served his country in the 
United States Navy. 
Prior to retirement in 1989, he 
worked in Maintenance for General 
Motors. Vince was a skilled 
saxophone artist and played in the 
“Four Saxes.” Vince was a 
wonderful husband, father, grandpa, 
and friend. 
Vince is preceded in death by his 
parents and his wife, Betty Ann, 
whom he married in 1951. He is 
also preceded in death by his 
brother Tom and his sisters Mary 
Grace Veltre, Caroline LaRusso, 
and Jenny Selmick. 
He leaves one son David Lazzara of 
Austintown, one daughter, Adrienne 
Bishop of Arizona, one grandson 
Greg Lazzara and two great 
grandchildren, Ethan and Sophie. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the 
Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel. 
Family and friends may view this 
obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Services celebrating the life of 
Edith Walker will be held at 11am 
Wednesday September 8th, at the 
Lane Funeral home Canfield 
Chapel. Edith died Wednesday 
evening at St. Mary’s Nursing 
Home. She was born June 15, 1928, 
in Davis, West Viginia the daughter 
of Russell and Floda (Haun) Hall. 
After graduating from High School 
Edith was a waitress at various 
restaurants, and retired from 
Kessler Plastics in Boardman where 
she had worked for 15 years. She 
was an avid reader and enjoyed her 
family. She will be sadly missed by 
her children; Donald (Marlene) 
Deal of Grindstone, PA., Roger 
(Mary) Deal of Berlin Center, Carol 
(Ron) Griffith of Somerset, PA., 
Ruth (Roger) Bowman of 
Ellsworth, Terry (Betty) Deal of 
Wadell, AZ., Sherry Thomas of 
Confluence, PA., John Deal of 
Berlin Center and Scott (Jennifer) 
Deal of Canfield. Edith also leaves 
14 grandchildren, 16 great 
grandchildren and 4 great great 
grandchildren. She was preceded in 
death by her husband William 
Walker whom she married in 1965 
and died in 1983 her parents, 
grandsons Bryan Deal and Michael 
Tod Griffith, 3 sisters and son in 
law Robert Thomas. Family and 
friends may call from 4-7pm 
Tuesday evening and from 10-11am 
Wednesday prior to services at the 
funeral home. Burial will be in 
Ellsworth Cemetery with Rev. Russ 
Libb officiating. 

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





Obituary
Bradley A. McCormick passed 
away unexpectedly from this life to 
eternal life on August 26, 2021. 
Bradley was born May 1, 1991 in 
Fayetteville, North Carolina the son 
of Donald L. and Paige L. 
McCormick. 
Bradley was a proud graduate of 
Fairhaven School in Niles, Ohio 
where he created memories and 
made many friends. 
Bradley was a loving son, brother, 
uncle, and an instant favorite of 
whomever he met and although he 
didn’t talk, he communicated with 
his eyes, smiles, laughs and his 
tears. 
Bradley shared a special bond with 
his caregivers through the years but 
more so with Kim and Nicole 
whom he loved dearly. 
Bradley enjoyed eating McDonald’s 
cheeseburgers and fries, cartoons, 
music, horseback riding, and 
spending time with his friends 
Adam, Chris, Tony, and the rest of 
the boys. 
Bradley will be deeply missed by 
his father Donald L. McCormick, 
mother Paige L. McCormick, sister 
Haley (Stefan) Liptak, niece Claire 
G. Liptak, his grandparents, Henry 
J. (Karen) McCormick, Rosemarie 
McCormick, Garry K. Kearns, 
Sandra K. Kearns, aunts, uncles, 
cousins, and his extended family 
and friends. He was preceded in 
death by his brother Dillon J. 
McCormick, and by his “Nana” and 
“Zeke.” 
Visitation for Bradley will be for 
family only (private) and held on 
Friday, September 3, 2021 from 
11:00-11:45 AM at Lane Funeral 
Home (Mineral Ride, Ohio) 
followed by a service at 11:45 AM 
with Pastor Ron Blakeman 
officiating. In lieu of flowers, 
please donate to St. Jude Children’s 
Research (www.stjude.org or 1-
800-822-6344) in Bradley’s





Obituary
Mary Kathryn Kucek, 90 of North 
Jackson passed away Thursday 
evening at her residence. Mary 
Kathryn was born June 29, 1931 in 
Warren, a daughter of the late Roy 
Emerson and Alta Naomi 
(Stringfellow) Moore and was a 
lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from Jackson Milton 
High School in 1949 and following 
graduation went to work at General 
Electric, retiring in 1989. Mary 
Kathryn was a member of the 
auxilliary of D.A.V. and a former 
member of the First Federated 
Church of North Jackson. Her 
husband, John Kucek,died 
December 15, 1996. She leaves 
several nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents and her 
husband, she was preceded in death 
by three brothers, Emerson Moore, 
Howard Moore and Donald Moore. 
There will be a graveside service at 
2:00 p.m. Friday at North Jackson 
Cemetery.





Obituary
Skip Gardner, 78, of Salem, passed 
unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 
31, 2021, at his home. He was born 
November 4, 1942, in Cuyahoga 
Falls, son of the late Lorena 
McCammon. 

After graduating from Cuyahoga 
Falls High School, Skip served in 
the U.S. Navy and pursued many 
occupations.  After retiring from 
Terry’s Tire Town as a truck driver, 
Skip spent several years as a 
custodian at Heartland Christian 
School. Skip enjoyed his service as 
Head Usher at Tri-County Church 
of God and was a very involved 
member of the Pastor’s Council.   

He was preceded in death by his 
brother, Ronald Gardner Sr., son 
Chris Gardner and great grandson, 
Cash Gardner.  

He is survived by his beloved wife, 
Becky (Zepernick Hillman) 
Gardner; children, Kelly Gardner, 
Lori (Tim) Smith, Jo (Jason) 
Gomoll, and Robert (Ericka) 
Hillman; 10 grandchildren and 11 
great grandchildren; and sisters, 
Geneva (Paul) Bingham and Terry 
(Bill) Corbin. 

Skip was a devoted father to Kelly, 
Lori, and Chris. When he married 
Becky on December 10, 1994, he 
added two stepchildren to his 
family, Jo and Bob.  He loved 
spending time with his many 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.  Skip will be greatly 
missed by all of them, especially his 
2-year-old grandson, Julian.  They 
were best friends and spent many 
days playing and laughing together. 

Skip was always busy working on 
projects around the house. He was 
also very social and enjoyed talking 
and having coffee with friends. He 
will be missed by many. 

Private services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please send 
donations to Tri-County Church or 
God, 139 Broadway Ave., Salem, 
OH 44460.

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

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





Erika Kline, 79, of Alliance, went 
home to be with the Lord on 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 2:52 
am at Aultman Hospital in Canton, 
Ohio. 
She was born on October 6, 1941 in 
Ochsenfurt, Germany, to Karl and 
Theresia (Sieber) Weigand. She met 
and married Ed Kline while he was 
stationed in Germany and then 
moved to Alliance in 1962. 
Erika was a member of the 
Damascus Friends Church and a 
former member of Regina Coeli 
Catholic Church. She was active on 
Regina Coeli Prayer Line for many 
years with her husband and also 
volunteered at the Early Learning 
Center. 
Erika enjoyed her Sheetz breakfast 
club, camping, and especially loved 
spending time with her family. 
Survivors include her two 
daughters, Christine (Mark) 
Graham of Ponce Inlet, FL and 
Marlisa (Tim) Sams of East 
Rochester; twin sons, Edward 
(Kim) Kline of Alliance and Eric 
(Kim) Kline of Alliance; ten 
grandchildren, Nicole (Garrett) 
Brown, John David (Ashley) Neely, 
Candace (Danny) Hull, Shaena 
(Josh) Winner, Morgan (Jeremy) 
Brain, Aaron Kline, Eric F. Kline, 
Liam Sams, Timothy Sams and 
Madison Sams; 12 great 
grandchildren; two sisters, Marlies 
Schimmer of Ochsenfurt, Germany 
and Margaret Walker of Alliance; a 
brother, Horst Sieber of Ochsenfurt, 
Germany; and several nieces and 
nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her 
husband, Wayne Edward “Ed” 
Kline, whom she married on June 
17, 1959 and who died on April 15, 
2016; and her parents. 
Her Funeral Service will be held on 
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 
10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic 
Cemetery. Burial will immediately 
follow. 
Memorial contributions are 
suggested to St. Jude's Children's 
Hospital, www.st.jude.org or to the 
Wounded Warrior Project, 
www.woundedwarrior.org. 
You are invited to view Erika's 
tribute wall, offer condolences and 
share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by the Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.





Obituary
James Eugene Cottrill, 72, of 
Alliance, Ohio, died at 8:35 p.m. on 
August 28, 2021 at Alliance 
Community Hospital after an 
extended illness. 

He was born on December 15, 1948 
in Greenfield, Ohio, to Paul Lewis 
Cottrill and Dorothy June (Hurtt) 
Cottrill.  He was raised on the 
family farm in Washington 
Courthouse, Ohio with his younger 
brother and sister.  Jim graduated 
from Miami Trace High School on 
May 29, 1957 and received his 
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 
from The Ohio State University on 
June 11, 1971.  

Following graduation, he worked 
for over a decade for the US 
Department of Agriculture’s 
Farmers Home Administration 
before leaving his desk job. He 
found his calling in his hands, 
working as a bus mechanic for US 
Coach in Alliance, where he 
worked for over 35 years.  He met 
the love of his life, Mary Harris, in 
the summer of 1977—in his words, 
“I just knew she was the one when I 
met her, and I had to talk to her 
again.” After a brief courtship, Jim 
and Mary were married on 
December 2, 1977.  That following 
year, they welcomed their son into 
the world, Thomas Cottrill.  Jim 
and Mary celebrated almost 30 
years of marriage before her 
untimely death in 2007. 

More than anything, Jim was 
dedicated to his family and spent 
his life demonstrating his deep love 
for them.  In his later years, Jim 
was most proud of his two young 
grandchildren, James (7) and Oliver 
(4). He made it his mission to spend 
as much quality time with them as 
possible, and as such, became 
known as the “neighborhood papa” 
who always had after-school 
cookies available for his 
grandchildren and their friends.  He 
enjoyed fishing, reading, and was 
well-known for his love of the 
History Channel and his hatred of 
the groundhogs under his backyard 
shed.

He is preceded in death by his 
beloved wife, Mary (Harris) 
Cottrill; father, Paul Lewis Cottrill; 
mother, Dorothy June (Hurtt) 
Cottrill; sister-in-law, Rosalind 
Cottrill of Washington Courthouse, 
Ohio; brother-in-law, Joe 
Hollingsworth, of Jamestown, 
Ohio; brothers-in-law, William 
Delawder of Minerva, Robert L. 
Harris of Canton, Gary (Jack) 
Harris of Alliance, and Kenneth R. 
Harris of Alliance; as well as sister-
in-law, Rose M. Harris of Alliance.

Survivors include his son, Thomas 
(Myra) Cottrill of Alliance; 
grandchildren, James and Oliver; 
his brother, Larry (Rosalind) 
Cottrill of Washington Courthouse; 
his niece, Valerie (Rob) Cruea; his 
grandnieces and nephews, Austin, 
Addie and Samuel Braden;  his 
sister, Kathy (Joe)  Hollingsworth 
of Jamestown; and nephews, 
Patrick (Amanda) Hollingsworth 
and Ethan Hollingsworth; his 
brother-in-law, Lawrence R. 
(Diane) Harris  of Alliance; along 
with the many other nieces and 
nephews, grandnieces, and 
grandnephews on his wife’s side.

 The funeral will be on Saturday, 
September 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home with Pastor Freddie 
Rodriguez officiating.  Friends may 
call between 5-7 PM on Friday, 
September 3. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Alliance Community 
Pantry, 215 E. Market Street, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601, 
https://alliancecommunitypantry.org
.

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





Obituary
Toby Brown Hardin, 83, passed 
peacefully on Friday, August 27th, 
at Hospice House of Youngstown. 

Toby was born December 28th, 
1937 in Philippi, West Virginia to 
Nester Carl (Tobe) Hardin and 
Mary Etta Wolfe Hardin and was 
the youngest of five children. 

He graduated from Philippi High 
School in 1955, where he was 
involved with the Future Farmers of 
America. 

He moved to Ohio and settled in 
Southington, where he became an 
integral part of the community as 
part owner of H & M Mobile in 
Warren with his longtime friend 
Chuck Markle. They worked side 
by side for over 40 years and shared 
many treasured memories together. 

From a young age, Toby loved 
anything mechanical. If it had a 
motor, he could fix it and enjoyed 
it. He spent his spare time boating 
with family, hunting at Camp 
Ebenezer in West Virginia, and was 
fond of western films, flannel shirts 
and Chevy & Subaru vehicles. He 
was also a past high priest of the 
Masons. 

He was a generous and caring man 
who would always lend a hand to 
anyone in need. Whether it be car 
trouble or advice, he was always 
present. Quick witted and clever, he 
had a way with words and always 
knew what you needed to hear. 

He is proceeded in death by his 
parents, his brothers Carl, Oliver 
and George & his beloved first wife 
and mother of his three children, 
Phyllis Duvall Hardin. 

He is survived by his sister, Mary 
Lee Fridley of Philippi West 
Virginia, his loving wife Jane 
Hardin of Southington. His children 
Jeff (Doris) Hardin, Penny (Darrel) 
Hite, and Kelly (Tim) Hardin, as 
well as two stepchildren, Tracey 
and Mickey Hull. 

He will be greatly missed by his 12 
grandchildren and 8 great 
grandchildren, and an abundance of 
friends and family. Beloved and 
cherished by all, he will live on in 
countless fond memories. 

Funeral service will be held 1:30 
PM Thursday, September 2, 2021, 
at Crown Hill Burial Park. Calling 
hours will be held 12:00-1:00 PM 
prior to the service at Lane Funeral 
Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. 
Online condolences may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 

In lieu of flowers, please send 
donations to Hospice House of 
Youngstown, who helped Toby pass 
on comfortably surrounded by 
family.





Obituary
SALEM - Frederick "Fred" D. 
Baker Sr., 87, died Tuesday, August 
31, 2021, at his residence. He was 
born on August 09, 1934, in Lisbon, 
OH, a son of the late Fherman and 
Camilla (Cusick) Baker.

Fred was a 1952 graduate of Salem 
High School. He worked as 
millwright at Ohio Edison Power 
Plant, retiring in 1975.

He then purchased an existing 
welding shop and later expanded it 
to become Salem Welding and 
Supply. Today, September 1st 
would be 46 years since he started 
the company. He still remained a 
part of the business even up until 
this day.

Fred was a veteran of the United 
States Army, where he was 
stationed in Germany.

He was a member of Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church in Salem.  He also 
was a member of the Elks Lodge 
#305 in Salem, Salem Golf Club, 
12th Man, and the Hidaeway Golf 
and Country Club in Ft. Myers, FL.

Some of Fred's passions were 
cheering on all the Ohio sports 
teams, Salem sports, golfing, and 
collecting classic cars.

His grandchildren and their families 
were the light of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley 
Roberts Baker, whom he married 
December 12, 2009; one son, Fred 
(Norma Byrdette) Baker of Salem; 
three grandchildren, Kimberly 
(Ethan) Nicholas of Cranberry 
Twp., PA., Danielle Baker of 
Boardman, and Tom (Macy) Baker 
of Salem; two great-grandchildren, 
Annie and Maverick; stepchildren, 
Keith Roberts, Kathy Hodges, and 
David Roberts and two siblings, 
John (Gloria) Baker of New York 
and Doris (Steve) Myers of Lowell, 
NC; and also step-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Fred was 
preceded in death by his first wife, 
Anna Baker; one daughter, Tracy 
Baker; siblings, Fherman Baker Jr., 
Bob Baker, and Verna Mae 
Stutszman,

A funeral service will be held 
Friday, September 3, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m. at Stark Memorial. Burial will 
follow at Hope Cemetery in Salem.

Friends and family will be received 
Thursday. September 2, 2021, from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday from 
10:00-11:00 a.m. at Stark 
Memorial, with Pastor Bill Wilkins 
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.

In lieu of flowers donations may be 
made to Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church or Salem Athletic Boosters.

To view “Fred's” obituary or send 
condolences visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Gail A. Keller, 78, 
passed away Tuesday, August 31, 
2021, at her home surrounded by 
her family. She was born March 21, 
1943, in Salem, daughter of the late 
Alfred and Margaret (Mansfield) 
Altomare.

Gail was a 1961 graduate of 
Leetonia High School. She started a 
health food store in Salem called 
Health Matters II from 1998-2002. 
She worked in sales at Schwartz’s 
and also worked as a bookkeeper at 
First National Bank, both in Salem. 
She was a member of the First 
United Methodist Church. Gail 
enjoyed cooking and spending time 
with her grandchildren.

Gail is survived by her husband, 
Dennis Keller whom she married 
June 8, 1963; son, Dirk Alan (Lori) 
Keller of Greenford; daughter, 
Deidra Denelle (Charlie) Martin of 
Salem; sister, Suanne Altomare of 
Greenford; five grandchildren, 
Kelsey, Kylie, and Dylan (Julia) 
Keller and Haley; and McKenzie 
Martin.

A private service will be held 
Friday, September 3, 2021, with 
Rev. Leonard Moore officiating at 
Highland Memorial Park. 
Entombment to follow.

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

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

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

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





Obituary
 

New Springfield-Russell D. Beatty, 
Jr., 62, passed away unexpectedly 
on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at his 
home.

Russell was born on August 17, 
1959 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of 
Russell D. and Ruth A. (Hill) 
Beatty, Sr.

Raised in Poland, Russ was a 1977 
graduate of Poland Seminary High 
School. During his teen years, he 
was a member of the Warren Junior 
Military Band. In 1980, he 
graduated from the Ohio Police 
Officer Training Academy (OPTA) 
and shortly after began working 
part-time for the Poland Village 
Police Department. In 1984, he was 
promoted to full-time and later took 
the position of police chief in 1992, 
a position he held for the next 29 
years until his passing. For many 
years, he also served as Poland 
Village's Street Commissioner. 
Chief Beatty dedicated his life and 
career to serving others and will be 
immensely missed by the entire 
community.

Some of Russ' other community 
involvement included serving on 
the Mahoning County Homicide 
Task Force, the Mahoning County 
Joint Vocational Board, and he was 
a Mahoning County Reserve 
Deputy. He was also a member of 
the Poland Lodge F & AM 766 and 
a 32nd degree Mason of the Valley 
of Youngstown Scottish Rite. In 
2013, The Poland School 
Foundation honored Russ as their 
Alumni of the Year. While his 
children were active in the Poland 
School District, Russ was a member 
of the Poland Community Baseball 
Association and volunteered his 
time coaching for many years.

A member of the Good Guys Car 
Club, Russ enjoyed his collection of 
muscle cars and numerous 
motorcycles, watching the 
Cleveland Indians, his morning 
breakfast meetings with his close 
friends, and getting together with 
The Alumni Club at the Mocha 
House.

A beloved husband, father, 
grandfather, son, and brother, Russ 
was a devoted family man and 
found his greatest joy in spending 
time with his family. He especially 
loved his role of being "Papa" to his 
three granddaughters.

In addition to his mother, Ruth of 
Poland, he leaves his wife, the 
former Tammy Fullerton, whom he 
married May 19, 1984; sons, 
Russell D. (fiancee Tammy) Beatty, 
III of Arizona and Raymond (Kim) 
Beatty of Poland; granddaughters, 
Victoria, Lucia, and Mackenzie 
Beatty; brothers, Randall Beatty of 
Lowellville and Richard (Amy) 
Beatty of Mechanicsburg, PA; 
sister, Ruth (John Gingery) Raseta 
of Poland; and several nieces and 
nephews.

In addition to his father, Russ was 
preceded in death by his sister-in-
law, Lynn Beatty.

A funeral service will be held on 
Friday at 11 a.m. at the 
Cunningham-Becker Funeral 
Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland 
with Celebrant Randi Pappa 
officiating. Interment will follow at 
the Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received 
on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and 
Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the 
funeral home.

Although flowers are beautiful, 
memorial tributes may take the 
form of contributions to the 
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, PO 
Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 
44197 (in memo line of check, 
please write: for cancer research in 
memory of Russell D. Beatty Jr.) or 
to the American Cancer Society by 
visiting www.donate3.cancer.org.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com 
to share memories and online 
condolences with the family.





Obituary
Edward C. Cowley, age 81, of 
Hartville, OH passed away 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021. He was 
born December 6, 1939 in Canton, 
OH to the late George and Hazel 
(Green) Cowley. Ed was a Navy 
Veteran. He was retired from 
Republic Steel and he was the 
former assistant chief at the 
Fairhope/Nimishillen Twp Fire 
Department.

Ed was also preceded in death by 
his wife, Kathaleen in 2000; a 
sister, Linda Cowley and a brother, 
Larry Cowley. He is survived by 
three sons, Steven (Ann), Gary 
(Karla) and Danny (Kim) Cowley; 
three sisters, Doris Coates, Joan 
Turner, Georgie Castanien; seven 
grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12 noon 
Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville with Pastor John 
Diller officiating. Calling hours will 
be 11am-12noon Friday at the 
funeral home. Ed will be laid to rest 
in Highland Memorial Park. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Anthony Howard Hickman 38, of 
East Palestine, tragically left this 
world early Saturday morning. He 
was in an automobile accident late 
Friday night, August 6, 2021, on Rt 
517 in the Village of Lisbon.

He was such a loving son, brother, 
uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. 
Tony will be greatly missed by all 
who knew him. He will always be 
remembered by all of those he 
touched in his short life. His 
kindness and gentle spirit will 
always be remembered.

He was born on March 23, 1983, in 
Salem, the son of Rick D. Hickman 
Sr. and Deborah Jo (Robinson) 
Hickman Schreffler.

Tony, or more affectionately known 
as T-Man, Tuna, T-Bone, Hicky 
Stick and Uncle Tony. He has been 
a lifetime county resident and 
attended Crestview, East Palestine, 
and then went on to graduate from 
David Anderson High School in 
2001. Tony was currently employed 
at NVR as a forklift operator in 
Darlington, Pa. He also had worked 
at Ryan Homes and Boak and Sons 
in Austintown.

Tony was a very popular person, 
and had many friends. His magnetic 
personality made it easy for him to 
make new friends. He was a big 
prankster and could sit back, keep a 
straight face watching the results.

Tony was very big into sports of all 
kinds. It all started when he was 
younger then moved into various 
high school sports. He continued on 
and played in the softball league in 
Salem and Austintown. A member 
of a bowling league as well as a 
recreational golfer. He was a huge 
fan of Florida Gators as well as the 
Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh 
Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and 
the Atlanta Braves.

If Saliva, Slipknot, or Korn had a 
concert anywhere close, you just 
might find him there. His style of 
music may not have agreed with 
everyone, but he liked it and 
enjoyed every bit of it. Tony also 
was an avid fisherman and loved 
getting out on the water to find 
those big fish.

He always found time to be with his 
family. He was the true “Go to guy” 
of the family. No matter how busy 
he was, there was time to make 
special memories with his nieces 
and nephews.

In addition to his father of Salem 
and mother of Lisbon, Tony is 
survived by siblings; Rick D. (Jan 
Menough) Hickman Jr. and Rachel 
Lynn Hickman all of Salem and 
Briana Payge (Jerry Duty) 
Schreffler of Midland, Pa., 
Stepbrother; Gene Allen Foster 
(Shawn Marie) Schreffler of 
Lisbon, stepsisters; Samantha Clair 
(Chad) Davidson of Negley and 
Jeanie Marie Schreffler of East 
Liverpool, nephew; Norman 
Schreffler and nieces; Hayle 
Schreffler and Shealynn Duty, step 
nephews; Gaige and Tyler Carman.

He was preceded in death by his 
step-father; Merle Leroy Schreffler 
III.

A Celebration of Life Service will 
be observed on Saturday, August 
14, 2021, 3 PM at the Lisbon 
Assembly God Church with Pastor 
Greg Pennington officiating. A time 
of visitation will be from Noon to 3 
PM Saturday at the church (39442 
SR 517, Lisbon, Ohio 44432) A 
private family burial will take place 
in Lisbon Cemetery on Monday.

The family has requested that 
donations be mailed to the funeral 
home (POB 113, Salem, Ohio 
44460) or made Saturday at the 
church.





Obituary
Mary Sue (Barringer) (fka Webb) 
Gilbert 69, of Salem, died 
Wednesday morning, August 25, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.

She was born on May 28, 1952, in 
Alliance, Oh., the daughter of 
William Barringer and Kathy 
(Thomas) Barringer Wyckoff.

She was a lifetime area resident, an 
active well-rooted member of the 
First Brethren Church in N. 
Georgetown.

Mary will be fondly remembered by 
family and friends in various ways. 
She had a real spirit about her and 
showed it when she would dance. 
The outdoors was where she spent a 
lot of time in the flower gardens, 
cookouts with the family, nice 
walks, or her many trips to Lake 
Erie. Mary was the one who was 
there when someone needed 
something. She would take the shirt 
off her back to help another. There 
were many memories made going 
out to lunch with her friends. She 
always tried to be the nucleus of the 
family on keeping everyone 
together. Her routine on Sunday 
was to visit one of the children after 
church and have lunch. The time 
spent with the grandchildren will 
always be special since at times she 
was their “private taxi service”.

She is survived by her children; 
Lonnie (Tina) Gilbert Jr. and 
Debbie (Robert) Morris both of 
Salem, siblings; Barbara (Austin) 
Simms in PA., Roy and Larry 
Barringer of Alliance and Chris 
Barringer of Salem, Seven 
grandchildren, and seven great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death in 1994 by her 
second husband, Gerald Gilbert, 
siblings; Darlene Hall, Terry Stoffer 
and Roger Barringer.

Services will be held on Monday, 
August 30, 2021, 1:30 PM at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem. The Rev. Joel Soza of the 
church will be officiating, the burial 
will immediately follow at 
Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. 
A time of visitation will be on 
Sunday from 3-5 Pm and 12:30 
-1:30 PM Monday at the funeral 
home.





Obituary
Alliance: Lois Calloway (Everett) 
Myers, 97, passed away on August 
27, 2021 at Copeland Oaks, in 
Sebring, Ohio, where she had been 
a resident since 2017. Lois was 
born in Sunnyside, Georgia on July 
20, 1924 to parents, John E. Everett 
and Lois C. Everett. The family 
moved to Alliance, Ohio and Lois 
was raised from a young age in 
Alliance. She graduated from 
Alliance High School in 1942. She 
attended Mount Union College 
where she met her future husband, 
Richard F. Myers. While he was 
serving in the Navy during World 
War-II, Richard and Lois were 
married on September 21, 1944. 
After Naval service, they made 
their first home on a farm in Beloit, 
Ohio and moved to Alliance in 
1958.

Lois was an avid golfer, loved 
playing bridge, and was a beautiful 
seamstress, that could design and 
make anything. She was a founding 
member of Town and Country 
Garden Club. She always had a 
beautifully landscaped, blooming 
yard. She enjoyed flower arranging, 
plants, needlework, interior 
decorating, entertaining, and crafts. 
She was a loyal University of 
Mount Union supporter.  She was a 
wonderful cook and will be 
remembered for her delicious 
chocolate pie, chocolate cake, fried 
chicken, biscuits, and many other 
family favorites. She was very 
artistic and designed three homes in 
her lifetime. She will be 
remembered as a fun loving, vibrant 
addition to any gathering and will 
be greatly missed by family and 
friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband of over 70 
years, Richard F. Myers, on 
February 13, 2015; and her brother, 
U S Naval Captain, retired, John E. 
Everett Jr., of Frostproof, Florida in 
May 2019.

She is survived by her daughter, 
Candiss Fites of Beloit, Ohio; her 
son, Richard L. Myers and wife, 
Lenny Ann Myers, of Lakeland, 
Florida; Granddaughter, Valerie 
Sturgeon and husband, Eric 
Sturgeon, of Beloit, Ohio; and great 
grandson, Caleb Sturgeon, of 
Beloit, Ohio.

There will be no calling hours. A 
private family service and burial 
will be held at the family’s 
convenience. Internment will take 
place at East Goshen Friends 
Church Cemetery, Beloit, Ohio. 
Memorial gifts in her honor may be 
made to the University of Mount 
Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, 
Ohio 44601 or East Goshen Friends 
Church, 16800 S. Range Rd., 
Beloit, Ohio 44609.  

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





Obituary
William John Kasmer, 72 passed 
away unexpectedly on August 25, 
2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Bill 
was born on March 28, 1949, in 
Youngstown, Ohio the only son of 
William John and Irene (Sebest) 
Kasmer. On September 6, 1975, he 
was united in marriage to the 
former Rolayne D. Smith with 
whom he shared 45 years of 
marriage. A graduate of Chaney 
High School, Bill continued his 
education at Youngstown State 
University receiving a degree in 
Mechanical Engineering. He was 
employed by Kaiser Refractories 
and Eljer Plumbingware Inc. and 
owned his own consulting business. 
Bill was a 50-year member of the 
Mahoning Chapter of the Sports 
Car of Club of America (SCCA) – 
Winning the Kryderacing Award 
numerous times. He also built and 
raced various racing cars including 
Sports 2000’s. He enjoyed 
breeding, raising and showing Great 
Dane dogs for 45 years. He is 
survived by his beloved wife 
Rolayne, sister Kaaren Cabraja, 
brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim 
and Gwen Willock Sr., nephew Jim 
and Paula Willock Jr., and 2 great 
nephews Victor and Vincent 
Willock and his faithful canine 
companion Maverick. He was 
preceded in death by his parents, his 
father and mother-in law Norman 
and Becky Smith and brother-in-
law Peter Cabraja. The family will 
receive relatives and friends on 
Wednesday September 1, 2021, 
from 5:00-7:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel, 5797 
Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, 
Ohio 44515. A funeral service will 
be held on Thursday September 2, 
2021, at 11:00 AM at the funeral 
home. Burial will follow at Forest 
Lawn Cemetery. 
To leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Peter D. Maine, 
70, passed away Sunday, August 
29, 2021 at his residence. He was 
born December 2, 1950 in 
Youngstown, a son of Richard P. 
and Mary (Bunosky) Maine. Pete 
had been employed with U.S. Steel-
McDonald Works and then Hoover 
Ball Bearing Co. and retired as a 
Supervisor with RMI Titanium Co. 
in Niles in 2014. He was a 1968 
graduate of Ursuline High School, 
received his Bachelor of Science in 
Education from Youngstown State 
University and earned a Masters 
Degree in Teaching and History 
from Kent State University. Pete 
enjoyed golfing and was an avid fan 
of both The Ohio State Buckeyes 
and Cleveland Browns but his 
greatest joy was spending time with 
his family, especially his 
granddaughters. Pete’s wife, the 
former Crickett S. Hopson, whom 
he married November 5, 1981, died 
October 21, 1998. He will be sadly 
missed by his daughters, Rachel A. 
(Jason E.) Pryce and Megan M. 
Maine, both of Austintown; his 
brother, Tank G. (Dawna) Maine of 
Greenford; his sister, Karen M. 
(Sam) Miller of Pulaski, PA; his 
granddaughters, Olivia Pryce and 
Victoria Pryce; his nieces and 
nephews, Angela (Stephen) 
Morelas, Rob (Lauren) Maine, 
Gabe (Jenn) Maine, Katie (Scott) 
Gassner and Mike (Lauren) Miller 
and a host of friends and extended 
family. Besides his wife, Pete was 
preceded in death by his parents. 
Family and friends may call from 
10-11 a.m. Wednesday at 
Austintown Community Church, 
immediately followed by a 
Memorial Service at 11 a.m. In lieu 
of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be given to Leukemia and 
Lymphoma Society, 333 E. Carson 
St. # 441 E., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
or to Traditions Health Company, 
4531 Belmont Ave., Suite 7, Yo., 
OH 44505.





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – James Carl 
Dunlap, 81, passed away early 
Sunday morning, August 29, 2021, 
at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 
Youngstown after a courageous 
battle with COVID 19. Jim was 
born November 5, 1939, in 
Youngstown the son of Howard and 
Lucy Louise (Britton) Dunlap. He 
Retired in 2000 from Schlumberger, 
the former Dowel Chemical, where 
he worked for many years. Jim’s 
hobbies included both vegetable 
and flower gardening, fishing, and 
gaming. Most of all Jim enjoyed 
spending time with his family and 
friends. His wife, the former Mary 
Lou Schettino, whom he married 
May 21, 1960, passed away 
October 16, 1999. Jim leaves two 
daughters Mary Jo Dunlap of 
Austintown, and Shelly Socciarelli 
of Youngstown, two grandchildren, 
James Socciarelli of Columbiana 
and Kara Socciarelli of McDonald, 
one brother; Bill (Sally) Dunlap of 
Youngstown, his cousin and best 
friend, Tom Oaks and two other 
friends, John Strum and Chuck 
Klempay, who were like sons to 
Jim. Besides his parents and Wife, 
Jim was preceded in death by two 
brothers, Don and Charles Dunlap. 
Following Jim wishes there are no 
calling hours or services. It was 
Jim’s greatest wish that everyone 
who would be able to receive the 
COVID vaccine please do so. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations be made to the Breast 
Cancer-American Cancer Society in 
Jim’s name.





Obituary
Salem – Betty Jones, 79, of Salem 
passed away Saturday evening, 
August 28, 2021, at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital in Youngstown. Betty was 
born September 28, 1941, in 
Alliance, Ohio the daughter of 
Kennett D. and Helen 
(Renkenberger) Engle. She retired 
after 36 years of service with the 
Western Reserve School District 
where she had been a cook. She 
was of the Methodist faith and 
enjoyed gardening, taking great 
pride in maintaining a beautiful 
lawn, and baking, passing out her 
baked goods to all her family and 
friends, but Betty found her greatest 
joy in spending time with her 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren, taking part in all 
their activities. Betty leaves two 
daughters; Linda M. (Donald) 
Fridley of Niles and Sandra D. 
(Robert) Mitchell of Ellsworth, five 
grandchildren; Donald (Sara) 
Fridley III, Tyler (Bob) Sefcik, 
Rachel Fridley, Chrissy (Joe) 
Jakubek and Carla (Tim) Petrey, six 
great grandchildren with a seventh 
due in October. She also leaves one 
sister Darlene (Delbert) Mix of 
Berlin Center, as well as several 
nieces and nephews. Besides her 
parents, Betty was preceded in 
death by one brother, Richard D. 
Engle. Friends may call from 10 to 
11 AM Friday at the Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel where 
services will be held at 11 AM. In 
lieu of flowers, donations can be 
made in Betty’s name to the charity 
of the donor’s choice. Due to the 
rise in COVID 19 cases the family 
suggests masks to be worn and 
social distancing will be followed.





Obituary
Shirley Mae Bush, age 84, of 
Salem, passed away Thursday, 
August 26, 2021, at her home.  She 
was born November 10, 1936, in 
Salem OH, daughter of the late 
William T. and Margaret C. (Lee) 
Burrier.

Shirley retired in 1997, working 40 
plus years with Ohio Bell / AT&T, 
as a telephone operator and in 
management. She had also worked 
at Scott Candy Store and Lape 
Hotel. Shirley was a member of the 
Old North Church in Canfield, 
Salem Historical Society, AT&T 
Pioneers, and a volunteer with 
Salem Alumni Association.

Shirley is survived by a son, Kevin 
R. (Linda) Bush of Griffin, GA; a 
daughter, Kelly Sue Bush of Salem; 
and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a 
sister, Doris Irene Welch and two 
brothers, Harold T. “Bud” Burrier 
and William Carl “Butch” Burrier.

A funeral service will be held at 
10:00 a.m. Friday, September 10, 
2021, at Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home with Pastor Rick Enlow 
officiating. Burial will be at Hope 
Cemetery in Salem.

Calling hours will be held from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, 
September 9, 2021, at the funeral 
home. Her family requests visitors 
please wear a mask and practice 
social distancing.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Salem Historical Society, 
208 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, Ohio 
44460.

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

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





Obituary
COLUMBIANA - Patricia Deann 
Solmen, 80, died Monday, August 
23, 2021, at Hampton Woods. 
Patricia was born on February 22, 
1941, in Talladega, AL, a daughter 
of the late James and Helen 
Thomas.

Patricia was a 1959 graduate of the 
High School of Commerce in 
Detroit. She was a former member 
of the New Waterford Lions Club, 
where she served as treasurer.

Patricia also served on the 
Crestview School Board and was 
very involved in her children’s 
school functions, where she was 
affectionately known as Miss Pat to 
all who knew her.

Patricia loved to sing and had a 
passion for learning. She attended 
Youngstown State University when 
she was 46, then again when she 
turned 60 to audit classes. She 
could often be found surrounded by 
young people who were drawn to 
her personality and willingness to 
give advice.

Her grandchildren were the light of 
her life. She was always the first 
fan in the bleachers at their sporting 
events.

Her husband, Paul V. Solmen, 
whom she married October 8, 1960, 
died October 6, 1999.

Survivors include three children, 
Janice (Greg) Hohloch of 
Lowellville, Dave (Julie) Solmen of 
Columbiana, and Michael (Sue) 
Solmen of Cumberland, RI; seven 
grandchildren, Haden, Trenton, 
Clayton, Jason, Corey, Brianna, and 
Alysha.

Besides her parents and husband, 
Patricia was preceded in death by 
her brother, Roger Thomas.

A funeral service will be held from 
Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 
11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial, with 
certified celebrant, Daniel P. 
Madden officiating. Burial will be 
held at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
Friday, September 3, 2021, from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 
September 4, 2021, from 10:00-
11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. 
Please adhere to CDC guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the Wounded Warriors, 
4899 Belfort Rd. Ste. 300, 
Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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 Patricia's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Suzanne M. Clark, beloved wife, 
mother, and grandmother passed 
away peacefully at her home at 2:30 
a.m. on Monday, August 23 
following a seven year struggle 
with progressive supranuclear palsy. 
She was born September 26, 1952 
the third of four daughters to the 
late Frank and Mary (Noga) Sotak. 
A lifetime Howland Township 
resident, Suzy was a 1970 graduate 
of Howland High School and 
attended Lewis Weinberger and Hill 
School of Cosmetology. She began 
her career at David’s Designers of 
Hair in Warren and then for twenty 
years operated her own salon, Hair 
Inspirations. She also was the 
hairdresser for Roberts-Clark 
Funeral Chapel for many years. At 
the urging of friends, she obtained 
her real estate license and after 
retiring as a hairdresser she had a 
second career as a realtor before 
retiring to help care for her mother. 
Sue was active in the community 
volunteering her time for the 
Howland Athletic Club and 
Howland Little Tigers when her 
sons were young and for Children’s 
Rehabilitation Center where she 
was the chair of the annual 
jellybean drive for several years. 
She helped for a number of years on 
community events in Howland such 
as the Fourth of July parade and 
Christmas tree lighting and also was 
a member of Warren Junior Crafts 
and volunteered every year at their 
annual craft show. She was a 
member of Blessed Sacrament 
Parish. 
She enjoyed crafts, flowers, 
gardening, and traveling especially 
to Siesta Key Beach for the winter. 
But most of all, Sue was proud of 
her sons and loved spending time 
with them and their families. 
One June 19, 1976 she married the 
love of her life, Rick Clark and they 
have enjoyed the past 45 years 
together. Other survivors include 
two sons- Kyle (Shari) of Greer, 
SC, Rick (Kristin) of San Antonio, 
TX and five grandchildren Kason, 
Layton, McKinley, Caiden and 
Kellan. She also leaves three sisters 
Mary Louise Yannucci of 
Savannah, GA, Charlotte Rudolph 
of Liberty, and Marsha Miller of 
Mecca. 
A private mass was celebrated at St. 
Roberts Church in Cortland. Sue 
will be cremated, and she will be 
interred at the Howland Township 
Cemetery. The family suggests 
material contributions be made to 
Trumbull Mobile Meals, 323 East 
Market St., Warren, OH 44481 or to 
Cure PSP, 1216 Broadway 2nd 
floor, New York, NY 10001 or 
info@curepsp.org. 
Arrangements were handled by 
Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts- 
Clark Chapel.





Obituary
Frank Caserta, age 72, of Alliance 
passed away peacefully Friday, 
August 27, 2021 surrounded by his 
loving family.

He was born June 30, 1949 in 
Alliance to Anthony Joseph and 
Rose V. (Linaburg) Caserta. 

Frank was a 1967 graduate of 
Central Catholic High School and a 
1971 graduate of the University of 
Akron.

He owned and operated Caserta 
Construction for over 30 years and 
was Vice President at Keener 
Rubber Company.

A member of Regina Coeli Catholic 
Church and a life member of BPO 
Elks #467, Frank enjoyed 
gardening, bowling and cooking.  
He also loved animals and attending 
his children’s sporting events.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Joyce (Miller) Caserta 
whom he married May 8, 1982; his 
children, Tony (Teresa) Caserta, 
Frankie Caserta, both of Alliance, 
Gina (Michael) Dotterer of Medina 
and Michael Caserta of Streetsboro; 
grandchildren, Isabella, Gianna, AJ, 
Morgan, Peyton, Noah, Caden, 
Owen and Olivia; sister, Nancy 
Caserta of Alliance; numerous 
cousins; and his beloved dog, Rudy.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1 
p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 
at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Josh 
Taylor officiating.  Friends may call 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the 
service.

Entombment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

The family would like to send a 
special ‘Thank You’ to the 
wonderful staff at Summa Hospital 
Hospice and Aultman Alliance 
Hospice for their care, comfort and 
compassion towards Frank and his 
family.

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.





Deerfield:

Rita Mae Simpkins, age 79, entered 
into the arms of the Lord on August 
26, 2021. She was born October 16, 
1941 to the late Richard C. Diehl 
and Annie Catherine (Wagner) 
Diehl. In addition to her parents she 
was preceded in death by her 
husband; Dennis. She is survived 
by her daughters; Christina Martin, 
Tamara Simpkins, Jessica (Darryl), 
brother; Dennis Diehl, six 
grandchildren; Scott Sigley, Richard 
martin, Annie Facemyer, Robin 
Simpkins, Jacob Cottrell, nine great 
grandchildren; Tristen Facemyer, 
Shyanne Campbell, Dennis 
Campbell, Mia Sigley, Arijana 
Sigley, Henry Allen, Lucas Allen, 
Wyatt, Allen, and Lydia Allen. Rita 
ran Simpkins trash for 28 years 
alongside with her husband. She 
enjoyed, sewing, being a 
homemaker, and gardening. She 
was formally a 4-H advisor and a 
member of the PTA. She was an 
active member of the Leasure Lad 
and Lassie Club and the Deerfield 
United Methodist Church. Private 
family services have been held and 
burial has taken place 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.





Obituary
Columbiana - Lois Jane Irons, 98, 
of Columbiana, died on Saturday, 
August 28, 2021, at Assumption 
Village, North Lima.

She was born on August 1, 1923, in 
Salem, daughter of the late Willis 
and Sarah Hutchison McArtor.

Lois was a homemaker, she had 
worked as an egg candler and was a 
member of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Columbiana, where she 
was very active in the children’s 
programs. Lois was a member of 
the Daughters of Rebekah and the 
Mothers of Twins. She was a Red 
Cross volunteer for over of 25 years 
and served as a poll worker for 
many years. Lois and her husband 
Ralph enjoyed traveling and 
camping with their children. She 
was an avid reader, enjoyed visiting 
the library her entire life and was an 
excellent seamstress.

Her husband, Ralph Lehman Irons, 
whom she married on June 6, 1942, 
preceded her in death on, December 
21, 1987.

Lois is survived by her four 
daughters, Pamela (Richard) Zitto 
of Columbiana, Molly Rogers of 
Beloit, Julie (Charles) Lewis of 
Midlothian, TX and Jennifer 
(Louis) Barone of Hudson; a son, 
G. Mark (Sue) Irons of Poland; a 
sister, Marjorie Herder of 
California; eleven grandchildren 
and twenty great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three 
sisters, Harriet Jackson, Christine 
Pratt and Virginia Scullion. and two 
brothers, Herbert and Richard 
McArtor.

Services will be held on Thursday, 
September 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at 
the First Presbyterian Church of 
Columbiana, with Pastor Fritz 
Nelson officiating. The family will 
receive friends for one hour prior to 
the service.

Burial will follow at Columbiana 
Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers memorial 
donations may be made to the First 
Presbyterian Church of 
Columbiana.

The family is grateful for the 
excellent care provided by 
Assumption Village and Hospice of 
the Valley.

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

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





Obituary
Barry A. Guster, age 68, of Canton, 
OH passed away peacefully, in his 
home with his family by his side, 
on Friday, August 27, 2021 after a 
brief battle with a very rare brain 
disease. He was born April 6, 1953 
in Canton, OH to the late Rocco 
and Mildred (Curcia) Guster. Barry 
was a member of Grace Fellowship 
Church in Canton. He worked 24 
years as an Electrical Engineer for 
Republic Steel and then retired 
from MC Products in Wooster.

Barry is survived by his wife, 
Jeanie (Yoho) Guster; a daughter, 
Melissa Guster; son, Jeremy 
(Tammy) Guster; a sister, Brenda 
Guster; three grandchildren, Devin 
Guster, Noah and Austin Maddox 
and three nieces, Maddie Leonard, 
Marla Ivan and Chris Taylor. Barry 
was also preceded in death by a 
daughter, Jina Maddox and a 
brother Paul Guster.

Funeral services will be 11am 
Tuesday at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville with Pastor 
Keith Stephens officiating. Calling 
hours will be 6-8pm Monday 
evening at the funeral home. Barry 
will be laid to rest in Sunset Hills 
Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu of 
flowers memorial donations may be 
made to the family to help with 
expenses. Online condolences may 
be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                Stier-
Israel Funeral 





Obituary
Columbiana – Mary I. Liggitt, 88, 
passed away on Monday, August 
23, 2021, at her home.

Mary was born on March 17, 1933, 
in Columbiana, the daughter of the 
late Carl and Anna Resch Falkner 
and lived in the area most of her 
life.

She had been employed as the 
manager of Gorant Candies, 
Austintown and at Rondinelli Dry 
Cleaners, Boardman and was a 
member of the Grace Church of 
Columbiana.

Mary is survived by her husband, 
James S. Liggitt, whom she married 
on June 20, 1953.  She was blessed 
with two daughters and a son. 
Cathy (Ron) Ballachino of 
Louisville, KY, Sherry (Dennis) 
Imhoff of Columbiana and James 
A. (Diana) Liggitt of Amarillo, TX . 
She leaves two sisters, Esther 
Gillham of Newark and Betty 
Fisher of Myrtle Beach, SC; a 
brother, Leo Falkner of Conroe, 
TX; five grandchildren; and ten 
great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 
daughter, Sherry, and four brothers, 
Carl, John, Harry and Paul Falkner.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 
p.m. on Friday August 27, 2021, at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. 
Robert C. Joy officiating.

Burial will take place at 
Columbiana Cemetery, 
Columbiana.

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





Obituary
East Palestine - Goldie Thomas, age 
92,  passed away on Tuesday 
evening August 24, 2021 at her 
home in East Palestine, OH.

Goldie was born on December 25, 
1928 in Darlington, PA, daughter of 
the late Louis and Rose Biro Farkas 
and had lived in this area since 
1972.

Goldie was a member of First 
United Presbyterian Church of East 
Palestine.

Her husband, Richard G. Thomas, 
Sr., preceded her in death on 
October 9, 1997.

Goldie is survived by her five 
children, Richard G. Thomas, Jr. of 
Chippewa, PA, Paul Thomas of 
Rochester, PA, Twilla Fabanich of 
East Palestine, OH, Gail (Timothy) 
Thomas Rotuna Cornelius of Lake 
Worth, FL and Jean (Terrence) 
Thomas Monahan of Escondido, 
CA; eight grandchildren; 19 great 
grandchildren; and four siblings.

She was also preceded in death by 
six of her siblings.

Following Goldie’s wish, no 
services will be held.

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

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





Obituary
SALEM - Danny A. Yorty, 53, died 
unexpectedly Monday, August 23, 
2021, at Salem Reginal Medical 
Center. He was born on February 4, 
1968, in Salem, a son of Arley and 
Margaret "Jean" (McQuiston) 
Yorty.

Danny enjoyed his guns and loved 
playing video games.

Besides his parents, survivors 
include his wife, Melisa (Butler) 
Yorty whom he married May 8, 
2021; children, Krista Yorty, Kaitlin 
Yorty, Danny Yorty Jr., Krickett 
Robinson; and stepchildren, Billie 
Jean Tomlin, Cassandra Tomlin, 
Dallas Tomlin, Ieshia Talbert; 
siblings, Cindy Ellis, Terry (Alicia) 
Yorty, Arley (Crystal) Yorty Sr., 
Ricky (Beth) Yorty, Larry (Bobbi) 
Yorty, and Jimmy Fitzpatrick; 
several grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one 
brother, David Fitzpatrick.

Friends and family will be received 
from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, 
August 28, 2021, at Stark Memorial 

In lieu of flowers, donation may be 
made in c/o of Stark Memorial, P.O. 
Box 748, Salem, OH, 44460 or 
www.starkmemorial.com to help 
offset funeral expenses.

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 Danny's obituary, send 
condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Marjorie J. Davies, age 94, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
peacefully, in her daughters’ home, 
on Thursday, August 26, 2021. She 
was born in Canton, OH on April 
13, 1927. Marjorie was a member 
of the Louisville American Legion 
#548 Lady’s Auxiliary and the 
DAVA Alliance 50.

She is survived by two daughters, 
Debby (Steve) Fischer of Oregon 
and Denise (Jeff) Proffitt of 
Louisville; two grandchildren, Matt 
(Leah) Fischer and Heather Fischer. 
Marjorie was preceded in death by 
her husband, Eugene Davies; her 
father, James McGranahan; her 
mother, Olive (Stackhouse) 
McGranahan/Wetzel and her sister, 
Dolly Hess.

A private family graveside service 
will be held at Fairmount Memorial 
Park in Alliance, OH. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home





Obituary
Timothy Joe Rizer, 74, of Canfield 
passed away early Friday morning, 
August 13, 2021, at Continuing 
Healthcare of Boardman after a 
short stay with them. He was born 
April 24, 1947, in Youngstown the 
son of Joseph David Rizer and the 
late Jean (Canfield) Rizer. Timothy 
graduated from Canfield High 
School and from Trumbull County 
Technical College. He retired from 
Packard Electric after more than 25 
years of service as a wire harness 
assembler. Tim also was the owner / 
operator of the Pizza Mill in 
Wedgewood Lanes. His hobbies 
include photography, wood working 
and cars. He leaves his father, 
Joseph of Canfield, one son, Adam 
(Elizabeth) Rizer of Brooklyn, NY, 
one daughter, Sarah (Daniel Click) 
Rizer of Canfield, one sister Jody 
Curran of Canfield and three 
grandchildren, Aurora, Allianna, 
and Billy. Timothy was preceded in 
death by his mother, Jean, and his 
longtime companion, Karen 
Weaver. Following Tim’s wishes 
there are no calling hours or 
services at this time. Arrangements 
were entrusted to Lane Funeral 
Homes, Canfield Chapel.





Obituary
Paige Jillian Samples Noice, age 
27, of Niles passed away on August 
23, 2021, surrounded by her family 
after a 5-month battle with brain 
cancer. She was born on July 8, 
1994, to James C. Samples, III and 
Lin J. McElrath Samples. She is 
preceded in death by her sister, 
Leigha Ashlee Tucker; paternal 
grandmother, Jeanette Beckman; 
paternal grandfather, James C. 
Samples, Jr.; maternal grandfather, 
Robert E. McElrath; uncle, Jim 
McElrath and multiple other aunts 
and uncles. 
She was a woman of many talents 
and hobbies who had a very 
entrepreneurial spirit. Paige was a 
2012 graduate of Mathews High 
School and worked on her electrical 
trades skills at TCTC and graduated 
first in her class with an Associates 
degree from NCST. With so many 
passions it was hard to narrow them 
down to just one so she worked on 
crafting, making and selling t-shirts, 
cups, and a variety of other things 
she could put her various expertise 
into. 
She truly enjoyed spending time 
with her family and could always 
be seen smiling when she was with 
them. Zachary and Jillian were 
always center of her life, and she 
would even spend time coaching 
their sporting events and being 
involved in all aspects of their lives. 
She will be greatly missed by those 
who knew and loved her. 
She is survived by her husband, 
Kenneth A. Noice; children, 
Zachery James Fortney and Jillian 
Ann Fortney; parents, James C. 
Samples, III and Lin J. McElrath 
Samples; sister, Miranda Joy 
Samples; grandmother, Shirley 
McElrath; niece, Emma-Leigh Lin 
Samples; aunts and uncles Tina 
(Neil) Vick, Laurie (Dave) Minch, 
Scott (Judy) McElrath; mother-in-
law, Judi B. (Brian S.) Gordon; 
father-in-law, Kenneth R. 
(Catherine L.) Noice; grand mother-
in-law, Carol Gamble, and many 
other cousins and extended family. 
Funeral service will be held 12:00 
PM Friday, August 27, 2021, at 
North Mar Church 3855 East 
Market St. Warren, Ohio 44484 
with calling hours prior from 11:00 
AM-12:00 PM. Calling hours at 
Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel will be held 4:00-7:00 PM 
Thursday, August 26, 2021. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be 
made to the National Brain Tumor 
Society, North Mar Church 
Children’s Programs, or Grace 
Fellowship Church of Niles 
Children’s Programs. Online 
condolences may be made at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Edward A. Glaser, of Brookfield, a 
great dad, wonderful partner to 
Phyllis, good neighbor and friend to 
many, passed away on August 21, 
2021, after an extended illness. 
He was born June 28, 1936 in 
Sharon to parents Thomas P. and 
Annie (Hug) Glaser. Growing up on 
the West Hill of Sharon in a 
household of nine children during 
the 30s and 40s, Ed collected scrap 
metal for the war effort with his 
brothers, hunted and gardened with 
his Pop, and learned the value of 
money by saving shoeshine 
earnings to buy his first bike. He 
was a 1954 graduate of Sharon 
High School. 
After high school, he was drafted 
into the Army. For years he regaled 
us with stories of heat, snakes, and 
spiders ‘as big as saucers’ that he 
encountered in his basic training 
days. Eventually, this sharpshooter 
was stationed in Paris, where he 
was part of the US code breaking 
unit for two years. Once home, he 
earned GI Bill-funded bachelor and 
master’s degrees from Slippery 
Rock and Westminster College and 
became a teacher. 
Mr. Glaser was a well-loved and 
respected history and social studies 
teacher for 33 years at the William 
P. Snyder Middle School in 
Sharpsville. He was tough but fair, 
and personified “speaking softly 
while carrying a big stick”. Some 
students fondly called him Dad, and 
he was a hunting mentor to many 
others. Everywhere he went, former 
students would greet him and 
reminisce about their good times in 
his classroom. His summers were 
spent hauling slag and blacktop in 
dump trucks for Dunbar and 
Williams Brothers Trucking in 
Sharon. 
To put it mildly, Ed was an 
enthusiastic hunter who taught 
hunter safety courses and 
successfully hunted over 200 deer 
in his lifetime. He had mastered the 
rifle, muzzleloader, compound bow, 
and crossbow, traveling to NY, PA, 
and West Virginia, in addition to 
hunting on his own acreage. This 
led to countless exciting hunting 
stories. His greatest joys were 
scouting wildlife in the woods, 
tending to his large garden, 
trimming trees, and spending time 
with the love of his life, Phyllis 
Tucker. They have spent the last 35 
years together in love and 
friendship. 
He is survived by his sister, Bonnie 
Lacheran, three daughters from a 
previous marriage: Lisa Summerlin 
and her husband Raymond of 
Greenville; Tamara Glaser of San 
Diego; and, Kerry Tadic and her 
husband Nick of Cleveland. He has 
five grandchildren: Eddie 
Summerlin, Linda Roldan of 
Denver, Logan Summerlin, Maja 
Tadic, Niko Tadic, and many nieces 
and nephews. He is survived by his 
companion, Phyllis Tucker and her 
children, Tracy and husband Marc 
O'Hair of Dayton, and Brian 
Johnson and his wife Joan of 
Greenville. 
Edward is preceded in death by his 
parents and seven siblings: Doris 
Parkany, Elva Mudrey, Elmer 
Glaser, Eileen Murphy, John Glaser, 
Wayne Glaser, and Thomas Glaser. 
A memorial church service 
followed by a light luncheon for 
family and close friends will take 
place on Saturday, September 4th at 
2pm at Central Christian Church, 
218 Meadowbrook Road, 
Hermitage, PA 16148. No calling 
hours but family and friends can 
visit one hour prior to the service. 
Friends may email condolences by 
visiting the website 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. In lieu 
of flowers, the family suggests 
memorial contributions be made in 
his memory to: Hospice of the 
Valley, 9803 Sharott Rd, North 
Lima, Ohio 44514. Interment: 
Hillcrest Memorial Park, 
Hermitage.





Obituary
Sebring:

Daniel S. Lacher, age 64 of Sebring 
passed away Wednesday August 25, 
2021 at Altercare of Alliance after 
an extended illness. He was born 
March 5, 1957 in Alliance, Ohio to 
the late Richard J. Lacher and 
Bettie (MacFagan) Lacher. He is 
survived by a sister; Sharron Host 
of Alliance, Ohio and extended 
family. In addition to his parents, he 
was preceded in death by his wife; 
Debbie  and his older sister and 
brother. Per his request cremation 
will take place and no public 
services will be held. Thank you to 
Alliance Hospice and Altercare for 
their compassionate care. Friends 
and family may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
GUILFORD LAKE – James “Ed” 
Myers, 60, died Monday, August 
23, 2021, at his home. He was born 
January 27, 1961, in Salem, son of 
James C. Myers and the late Francis 
Carol (Ferguson) Myers.

Ed worked as a shipper/receiver for 
Colfor Manufacturing Inc. for 27 
years and the street department of 
the Village of Hanover. He was a 
member of the Carrollton Lodge 
#124. Ed enjoyed woodworking and 
motorcycle riding.

Ed is survived by a special friend, 
Lucy and several cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, 
at Hanoverton Presbyterian Church 
with Pastor Tom Allmon 
officiating. Burial will be at Grove 
Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 
26, 2021, 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.

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





Obituary
Mr. Robert William Cable, age 82 
of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away 
peacefully surrounded by his 
family, Thursday, August 19, 2021. 
He was born January 20, 1939 in 
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, the son 
of the late Mr. Walter Cable and the 
late Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Peters 
Cable. Mr. Cable worked for 
General Motors in Lordstown, 
Ohio. He was a member of First 
Baptist Church of Villa Rica. 
In addition to his parents, he is 
preceded in death by his brother, 
Donald Cable and his sister, 
Darlene Miller. 
Mr. Cable is survived by his wife of 
39 years, Mrs. Beverly Moore 
Cable of Villa Rica; his daughters 
and son-in-law, Christine J. Steffy 
of Villa Rica and Charlotte J. and 
Scott Thomas of Villa Rica; his 
sons and daughter-in-law, Robert V. 
Cable of Lawrenceville and Bruce 
J. and Tammy Cable of Uniontown; 
his sisters and brothers-in-law, 
Geraldine and John Walters of 
Austintown, Ohio, Doris Pechatsko 
of Austintown, Ohio, Sharon and 
Mike Korsh of Fairchance, 
Pennsylvania, Linda and Tony Masi 
of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and 
Karen and Richard Lee of 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania; his 
brothers and sisters-in-law, James 
and Helen Cable of Austintown, 
Pennsylvania, Gene Cable of 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania and 
Ronald and Ruth Cable of 
Brookville, Florida; grandchildren, 
Heather and Shawn Morris of 
Largo, Florida, Bobby and Ashley 
Cable of Winder, Georgia, Morgan 
Cable of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 
Alyssa and Chris Rentfrow of 
Matthews, North Carolina, Olivia 
Grace Rentfrow of Matthews, North 
Carolina, Ashley Cable of 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Cash 
Thomas of Villa Rica, and Jayden 
Thomas of Villa Rica; great-
grandchildren, Eli Garcia of Tampa, 
Florida, Zeke Figer of Largo, 
Florida, Luna Morris, Ayla Morris, 
Lucy Morris and Tiki Morris, all of 
Largo, Florida; and mother-in-law, 
Wilma Moore of Hubbard, Ohio. 
Following services in Villa Rica, 
Georgia, Mr. Cable will return to 
his home state of Ohio where the 
family will receive friends on 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 
Lane Funeral Home in Canfield, 
Ohio from 11:00AM until 1:00PM. 
Funeral Services will be conducted 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 
1:00PM from the Chapel of Lane 
Funeral Home, Canfield, Ohio with 
Reverend Rob McFarland 
officiating. Interment will follow at 
Green Haven Memorial Gardens in 
Austintown, Ohio.





Obituary
Gerald “Bub” “Doc” C. Daugherty 
age 70, passed away peacefully 
August 15, 2021, at a special beach 
house in the Outer Banks of North 
Carolina. Gerald was born June 1, 
1951, son of the late George C. 
Daugherty and Anna Geraldine 
Clinger Daugherty. He was a Farrell 
graduate, after graduation he started 
work at Sharon Steel and was the 
owner operator of Doc Automotive 
until his retirement. He married the 
love of his life Marianne on 
December 12, 1986. 
He enjoyed vacations with his wife 
and family, loved everything about 
cars especially Mustangs and 
driving fast. Music was always a 
part of his life especially when he 
could go and listen at the Keg. 
There was always a special place in 
his heart for spending time with his 
grandson Andrew and his dog Zoie. 
As we were going to spread his late 
wife’s ashes at the Outer Banks, he 
was at peace with all of us there 
safely and decided it was time to go 
be with the love of his live. 
Gerald will be deeply missed by his 
daughter, Kendall McCoy and 
boyfriend Brian Alfredo of Masury; 
son, Michael McCoy and girlfriend 
Kristian Scudier of Niles; sister, 
Peggy Dolata and her husband and 
Gerald’s brother-in-law and best 
friend Walt of Hermitage; niece, 
Geraldine Dolata of Hermitage; 
nephew Michael Dolata and his 
wife Angel of Richmond, IL; 
grandson, Andrew McCoy and his 
mother Darlene McCoy of Sharon 
also many other nieces and 
nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, 
Marianne Daugherty; brothers, Ron, 
Bill, and Dick Gardlock; and infant 
sister; nephew, Richard Gardlock; 
and great nephew, Sean Dolata. 
A prayer service will be held 7:00 
PM August 26, 2021, at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Madasz 
Chapel. Calling hours will be held 
5:00-7:00 PM prior to the service. 
In Lou of flowers please donate, in 
Gerald honor to the National 
Kidney Foundation or American 
Diabetes Association. Family and 
friends may send heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
James “Jim” M. Drotleff, 72, passed 
away on August 17, 2021, at St. 
Elizabeth’s Hospital in 
Youngstown. 
Jim was born September 22, 1948, 
in Youngstown, the son of Carl and 
Marjorie (Welker) Drotleff. 
Jim was a graduate of Columbiana 
High School and prior to retirement 
he worked for over 25 years at 
Schwebel Baking Company. 
Jim leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife of almost 46 years, Valerie 
(Miller); his siblings Sherry 
(Mickey) Davis, Michael (Darcy) 
Drotleff, Fred (Trina) Drotleff, 
Bruce (Denise) Drotleff, and 
Crystal Zalick; and his beloved pug 
and puggle, Casey and Mickey. 
A Memorial Service will be held, 
Thursday, August 26 at Lane 
Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 
8387 Tod Ave, in Boardman at 1:00 
PM.





Obituary
Dennis James Riggleman, 35, of 
Girard, passed away Friday evening 
at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 
Youngstown after being involved in 
a motorcycle accident Thursday 
evening. Dennis was born 
December 13, 1985 in Youngstown, 
a son of Kevin and Carolyn (Gibbs) 
Riggleman and was a lifelong area 
resident. Dennis graduated from 
Niles High School in 2004 and later 
graduated from Trumbull Career 
and Technical Center. He had 
worked for All Seasons RV in 
Streetsboro since September of 
2020. He attended Grace 
Fellowship Church in Niles. Dennis 
enjoyed riding his motorcycle, 
camping, hanging out with friends 
at the Vapors Dream Shop in Girard 
and looking for new restaurants to 
try. Most importantly to Dennis was 
spending time with his family and 
will be dearly missed by many 
including his parents, Kevin and 
Carolyn Riggleman of Hubbard; his 
wife, the former Chalsie Poling, 
whom he had just married May 8th; 
two brothers, K.C. (Cari) 
Riggleman of Hubbard, Ben 
(Ashley) Riggleman of Girard; his 
sister, Abbey (Jake) Griner of 
Hubbard; 13 nieces and nephews 
and his paternal grandparents, Jesse 
and Edie Riggleman. Dennis was 
preceded in death by an infant 
brother and his maternal 
grandparents. Friends may call 
Thursday from 5-7 pm and Friday 
from 10:00 am – 10:45 a.m at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel. Funeral services will be at 
11 :00 am Friday at the funeral 
home.





Obituary
Samuel Calvin Boak, age 95 
entered God’s kingdom August 23, 
2021. Born in Beaver Falls, PA on 
January 17, 1926 the son of Sam & 
Helen Boak. He proudly served in 
the Navy 1943-1946, and married 
the love of his life Phyllis 
Haverfield. They had two sons, Bill 
& Sam Jr. Sam graduated Geneva 
College of Engineering. He began 
his career as a Supervisor in the 
Coke plant of Republic Steel, while 
raising his sons where he served as 
Cub Scouts Leader, baseball coach 
and not only the biggest fan but also 
the loudest fan of his boy’s 
activities. He was active in the 
community serving Argus Lodge, 
City Councilman of Canfield, The 
War Vet Museum, Trustee and 
Facilities Director of Canfield 
Presbyterian Church where he was 
an active member. Upon retirement 
he and his son Bill partnered in The 
Terrace Lakes Campground. After 
Phyllis’s passing (1993), he married 
Virginia Wertman in 1995. He was 
the go to person with the revered 
depth of knowledge affectionately 
known as “Pap” to his family and 
Senior to everyone else. Sam spent 
his time overseeing various projects 
and real estate renovations in 
addition to roaming the halls of 
Boak & Sons where he was adopted 
father and grandfather to his Boak 
& Sons family. His needs and wants 
were simple. He was a true 
gentleman filled with grace and 
compassion. His greatest passions 
were golf, Sunday family dinners 
and serving others in whatever 
needs arose. His most memorable 
phrase “It’s just a suggestion” was 
his way of getting his point made. 
He leaves his memory to cherish 
son Bill (Jackie), Sam (Donna), 
grandchildren Mara (Carmen), 
Julie, Jennifer, and Todd (Kerri); 5 
great grandchildren, Eli, Alexa, 
Josh, Reed & Ellis. Stepchildren 
include Kevin & Estelle 
Sanzenbacher, Janene & Sam 
Mirto, Virginia & Bill Gaskeen and 
their inclusive children. He was 
preceded in death by Phyllis Boak, 
Virginia Wertman, Sister Bernie and 
brother Karl. Friends may call from 
4:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday August 
26, 2021 and again from 10:00 – 
11:00 Friday, August 27, 2021 at 
the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 
where services will begin on 11:00 
am on Friday. In lieu of flowers the 
family requests donations be made 
to the Canfield Rotary Club gazebo 
project in care of 101 Willow Way 
Canfield, OH 44406 or Camp Fitch 
send a kid to camp, in Sam’s name. 
Donations in Sam’s name can also 
be made to the charity of the 
donor’s choice. In light of the 
ongoing pandemic, the family 
requests all those wishing to share 
their condolences in person, have 
received the COVID-19 vaccination 
and to please stay home if 
experiencing any symptoms. 
Arrangements were entrusted to 
Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
chapel.





Obituary
Sheila M. May, age 71, of Alliance 
passed away peacefully in her sleep 
at her home on August 22, 2021.

She was born on May 25, 1950 in 
Lisbon, OH to Hughie P. Evans Sr. 
and Helen R. (Donelly) Evans. 

Sheila was a 1968 graduate of 
Marlington High School and a prior 
member of Elkton Methodist 
Church.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, George W. May 
Jr., whom she married on August 
25, 1978; her daughters, Monica 
(Steve) Krabill and Christina 
Hopper; seven grandchildren; six 
great-grandchildren; four sisters, 
Wanda Kay Chapman, Betty 
Aleich, Pamela Unkefer and Helen 
Finley; and one brother, Bruce 
Evans.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; son, Jason West; step-
daughter, Elizabeth Steed; sister, 
Diana Dieringer; and brother, 
Hughie Evans Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on August 28, 2021 at 3:00 
p.m. with a visitation one hour 
prior.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Aultman Alliance Hospice, 
330-596-7480.

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





Obituary
Mary Edna (Eberling) Bryant, age 
86, of Alliance, passed away 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Arbors 
at Minerva Nursing Home.

She was born July 3, 1935 in 
Alliance to the late Charles and 
Glenna (Riley) Eberling, the former 
owners of Marlboro Sand and 
Gravel.

Mary Edna worked at the former 
Molly Stark Hospital and retired 
from The Alliance Manufacturing 
Co.

She is survived by two daughters, 
Betty (Richard) Monson of Las 
Vegas, NV and Sharon (James) 
Boyce of Alliance; two sons, Gary 
Bryant of Atwater and Larry 
(Brenda) Bryant of Alliance; twelve 
grandchildren; and fourteen great-
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 
husband, Arnold Harrison, whom 
she married October 28, 1950; a 
son, Kenneth Arnold; brothers, 
Charles, Lloyd “Sam”, William 
“Bill”, Richard and Albert “Joe”; 
and sisters, Gladys Eberling and 
Marjorie Louise Crick.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
on Saturday, August 28th at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home with Pastor Jason Bryant 
officiating. Friends may call one 
hour prior to the service. Due to the 
spread of Covid-19, masks are 
strongly encouraged.

Interment will be at Marlboro 
Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Poland - Dorothy Jane Stelts, age 
94, of Poland, formerly of Leetonia, 
died on Thursday, August 19, 2021 
at Hospice House, Boardman.

She was born on December 11, 
1926, in Chester, WV. She was the 
daughter of the late Herbert and 
Nettie Gaughn Buckley.

Her husband, James Edwin Stelts, 
whom she married on March 2, 
1956, preceded her in death on 
December 28, 2012.

Dorothy is survived by her three 
sons, Thomas E. (Tanya) Stelts of 
Cleveland, David C. (Carol) Stelts 
of Enon Valley, PA, Richard D. 
Stelts of Leetonia; three 
grandchildren, Matthew (Angela) 
Stelts of Cleveland, Kaitlyn (Paul) 
Noble of Cleveland, and Nathan 
Stelts (Lexi Ledbetter) of 
Columbus; and great grandchildren, 
James, Samuel, Charles and Sophia, 
all of Cleveland. There was nothing 
any more important to Dorothy than 
the love she had for her family.

She also was preceded in death by 
two brothers, Robert and Max 
Buckley.

She was a 1944 graduate of Chester 
High School where she was a 
county spelling bee champion. She 
completed secretarial school and 
went on to serve as a legal 
secretary. She later worked with 
Kelly Girls where she was offered a 
full-time position as church 
secretary with the First United 
Methodist Church in Columbiana, 
OH, retiring after 17 years. During 
that time, she earned an associate’s 
degree from Kent State University 
Salem Branch. Upon retirement, 
she managed her son’s business, 
Swan Lake Photography, for 20 
years.

Dorothy was active in local political 
campaigns while serving as precinct 
committee chairperson in Salem 
Township for the Republican Party. 
She also volunteered at Salem 
Community Hospital and in the late 
1950’s to early 1960‘s was a 
member of Our Community Club, a 
Leetonia-based group of women 
who quilted and provided support 
for local families.

The family will receive friends on 
Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 
to 11 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church, Leetonia, OH.

A memorial service will be held 
Saturday beginning at 11 AM with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will immediately follow at 
Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made 
to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in 
Leetonia, OH and Meals on 
Wheels.

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





Obituary
Virgil "Red" Yeager, 82, of 
Deerfield passed away peacefully 
on August 23, 2021.  He was born 
August 30, 1938 in Berlin Center, 
Ohio to Myron and 
Dorothy(Flickinger) Yeager . He 
was a graduate of Sebring 
McKinley High School and also 
served in the U.S. Army. He was a 
long time member of the North 
Benton United Presbyterian 
Church.  
Virgil loved the outdoors, he 
enjoyed long walks, boating, 
bowling and deer hunting.  He and 
his wife Joann enjoyed square 
dancing and were members of the 
Salem Square Wheels.  Together 
they also enjoyed playing cards 
with family and friends and 
watching their grandchildren in 
school activities and sports.
Virgil is survived by his wife, 
Joann(Brodzinski) Yeager, whom 
he married July, 30,1961, two 
daughters Lisa(Ryan) Myers of 
Newton Falls Ohio and 
Bonnie(Robert) Bradfield of 
Rootstown, Ohio, grandchildren 
Josh Myers, Nick Myers and 
Danielle Bradfield. He is also 
survived by a brother Dale(Judi) 
Yeager. Virgil was preceded in 
death by a brother Raymond Yeager 
and sister Twila Sallaz.
A funeral service celebrating the 
life of Virgil will be held on Friday, 
August 27,2021 at 11 AM at Brown 
Funeral Home, Sebring Chapel with 
Pastor Herb Goetz officiating. 
Friends and family will be received 
on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral 
home. Internment will take place at 
Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be 
made to Alzheimer's Association 
3711 Starr Centre Dr Ste.  Canfield, 
OH 44406. Friends and family may 
sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel, 





Obituary
Poland - Dorothy Jane Stelts, age 
94, of Poland, formerly of Leetonia, 
died on Thursday, August 19, 2021 
at Hospice House, Boardman.

She was born on December 11, 
1926, in Chester, WV. She was the 
daughter of the late Herbert and 
Nettie Gaughn Buckley.

Her husband, James Edwin Stelts, 
whom she married on March 2, 
1956, preceded her in death on 
December 28, 2012.

Dorothy is survived by her three 
sons, Thomas E. (Tanya) Stelts of 
Cleveland, David C. (Carol) Stelts 
of Enon Valley, PA, Richard D. 
Stelts of Leetonia; three 
grandchildren, Matthew (Angela) 
Stelts of Cleveland, Kaitlyn (Paul) 
Noble of Cleveland, and Nathan 
Stelts (Lexi Ledbetter) of 
Columbus; and great grandchildren, 
James, Samuel, Charles and Sophia, 
all of Cleveland. There was nothing 
any more important to Dorothy than 
the love she had for her family.

She also was preceded in death by 
two brothers, Robert and Max 
Buckley.

She was a 1944 graduate of Chester 
High School where she was a 
county spelling bee champion. She 
completed secretarial school and 
went on to serve as a legal 
secretary. She later worked with 
Kelly Girls where she was offered a 
full-time position as church 
secretary with the First United 
Methodist Church in Columbiana, 
OH, retiring after 17 years. During 
that time, she earned an associate’s 
degree from Kent State University 
Salem Branch. Upon retirement, 
she managed her son’s business, 
Swan Lake Photography, for 20 
years.

Dorothy was active in local political 
campaigns while serving as precinct 
committee chairperson in Salem 
Township for the Republican Party. 
She also volunteered at Salem 
Community Hospital and in the late 
1950’s to early 1960‘s was a 
member of Our Community Club, a 
Leetonia-based group of women 
who quilted and provided support 
for local families.

The family will receive friends on 
Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 
to 11 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church, Leetonia, OH.

A memorial service will be held 
Saturday beginning at 11 AM with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will immediately follow at 
Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made 
to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in 
Leetonia, OH and Meals on 
Wheels.

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





Sebring: Dustin Martin age 22, was 
welcomed home into the arms of 
the Lord on August 21, 2021. 
Dustin was born in Ravenna, Ohio. 
He was the youngest of four 
children, who later moved with his 
family to Sebring, Ohio and 
attended school there. Dustin was a 
very musical man young man with 
a love for all types of music. Dustin 
had a great sense of humor and 
knew how to make others around 
him smile. Dustin was a very hard 
worker and looked for better 
opportunities when it came his way. 
Dustin is survived by his mother; 
Lori Martin, father; Jim Martin, 
stepmother; Kim Martin, 
grandparents; Gary and Karen 
King, siblings; Donna Machamer, 
Barbara Martin, Bobby (Grace) 
Martin, six nieces and nephews, 
aunts, uncles, and extended family 
and friends. There will be no public 
services held at this time. Friends 
and family may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Terry L. Brannon, age 67 of 
Cortland passed away Friday, 
August 20, 2021. He was born on 
March 13, 1954, to the late Clyde 
E. Sr., and Jane E. Brannon. He was 
a graduate of Brookfield High 
School and later served his 
community as a firefighter for over 
30 years. He is preceded in death by 
his parents as well as brothers, 
Clyde “Bunky” Brannon, Jr., James 
Brannon, Sr., Steve Brannon, Sr., 
and Tom “Mad Medic” Brannon, 
Sr. He is survived by his children, 
Rachael Brannon, Christopher 
Brannon, Jessica Kolat and husband 
Lonnie, Jr., Brianna Brannon, and 
Kailee Brannon; grandchildren, 
Lonnie Kolat, III and Sammy Kolat. 
He was a loving father, grandfather, 
uncle, and friend to all who knew 
him, his grandsons always had a 
special place in his heart. He had 
two loyal companions who could 
usually be found by his side, his 
Great Dane, Thor, and his 
grandchildrens German Short 
Haired Pointer, Moose he loved 
them both deeply. 
Terry enjoyed spending time with 
his family whether that be at any 
Florida beach, Disney World, or 
just spending time with those he 
loved. He could also be found on 
his Harley making trips to Hanks 
Custard to grab a sweet treat. Faith 
was an important part of his life, so 
he traveled to Israel to learn more 
about his Jewish faith, while also 
studying and learning Hebrew to 
further his knowledge. 
A graveside service will be held for 
family only. The family will be 
observing Shiva for 7 days 
beginning Tuesday August 24, 
2021. If you wish to join them to 
pay respects, a gathering will be 
held Sunday August 29, 2021, at 
1433 Warner Rd. NE Vienna, OH 
44473, anytime from 10:00 AM to 
2:00 PM. Family and friends may 
send heartfelt condolences by 
visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Warren - Daela Austrino, age 37, of 
Warren, formerly of Leetonia, died 
on Monday, August 16, 2021, at her 
home.

She was born on November 6, 
1983, in Houston, TX, the daughter 
of Laurie Fall and the late John 
Austrino.

Daela was a 2002 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and had 
worked as a photographer for Life 
Touch Photography.

She is survived by her children, 
Jason Dennison and Lilah Lodge of 
Leetonia; her mother, Laurie Fall of 
Leetonia; brother, Jimmy Austrino 
of Hawaii; sister, Madison Fall of 
East Palestine, and her paternal 
grandmother, Judy Austrino of 
Struthers.

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, August 27, 2021, from 6:00 
pm - 8:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, 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





Obituary
Connie Lynn (Miles) Haught 66, of 
Salem, died at 10:30 AM Thursday 
at St. Elizabeth Hospital/Mercy 
Health in Boardman.

 

She was born on October 4, 1954, 
in Sterling Heights, Mich., the 
daughter of Morven and Christine 
(Cupp) Miles.

 

Connie worked in restaurants 
tending to the bar during her life. 
Her real desire was to head out to 
Guilford Lake to relax, go camping 
at West Branch and have a nice 
time fishing. The outdoors was 
always where she liked to be. The 
birds and squirrels always kept a 
close watch on her many bird 
feeders. They gave her pleasure 
when out in her flower gardens. She 
may not have been a big social 
person, but the computer made it 
easy with Facebook and sharing on 
forums of various topics.

 

The Rogers Sale was always a big 
hit with her. It gave her a chance to 
look for good bargains and maybe 
find another item to add to her huge 
Betty Boop collection. The one 
thing that she enjoyed most in life 
was family times. The meals over 
the holidays and gatherings. The 
family going out for dinner, or other 
family events. The time spent with 
her grandchildren gave her a warm 
heart and a smile on her face.

 

Connie will be truly missed by all 
her family and friends. She was 
always there for people, no matter 
what the problem was. Her caring, 
giving and kindness will always be 
remembered by those close to her.

 

She is survived by her husband, 
Henry L. Haught whom she married 
on November 28, 1998, her 
children; Richard Jennings of 
Alabama, Angel (William) Day of 
Salem, James (Kelly) Jennings of 
West Branch and a stepson, Justin 
(Leah) Haught of Champion, 
thirteen grandchildren, siblings; 
Melanie Jennings, Walter, and 
Richard Miles.

 

She was preceded in death by 
siblings; Arlo and Danna Miles.

 

There will be no services held at 
this time





Obituary
Columbiana - Michael Todd 
Callahan, 40, passed away 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Michael was born on September 11, 
1980 in Youngstown, a son of 
William and Norma (Kappler) 
Callahan.

He graduated from Columbiana 
County Career and Technical 
Center certifying in Welding.
He was a welder by trade having 
worked at several companies 
throughout the years.

Survivors include both of his 
parents, William and Norma 
Callahan of Columbiana; two 
siblings, Cindy VanKirk of 
Austintown and Paula McDonald of 
Salem; and numerous nieces and 
nephews.

 He was preceded in death by 
maternal grandparents, Carl and 
Margaret Kappler; paternal 
grandparents, George and Sarah 
Callahan.

There will be no services or calling 
hours.

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

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





Obituary
 

Poland - Dorothy Jane Stelts, of 
Poland, formerly of Leetonia, died 
on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 
Hospice House, Poland.
 
She was born in Chester, WV, 
daughter of the late Herbert and 
Nettie Gaughn Buckley.
 
 
The family will receive friends on 
Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 
10:00 am - 11:00 am at the St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church, Leetonia.
 
A memorial service will be held on 
Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church, Leetonia, with Pastor Kari 
Lankford officiating.
 
Burial will take place 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





Obituary
SALEM - Joseph E. Masters, 89, 
passed away, August 17, 2021 at 
Circle of Care in Salem.

Joe was born on June 25, 1932, in 
New Castle, PA, a son of the late 
Joseph W. and Minnie "Cecelia" 
(Patterson) Masters.

Joe served U.S. Navy for 4 years 
during the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed traveling and he and his 
wife visited all 50 states.  He also 
loved golfing and cheering for the 
Pittsburgh Steelers.

Survivors include his wife of 63 
years, the former Colleen Masters 
(Deiger), whom he married 
September 21, 1957; his children, 
Janice, Joan, and Alan (Kathy) 
Masters; and one sister, Thelma 
Garrett.

Besides his parents, Joe was 
preceded in death by one daughter, 
Jodi Masters; and two sisters, 
Evelyn and Ruth.

A private funeral service will be 
held at Grandview Cemetery 
Chapel in Salem with Claye Folger 
officiating.

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.

The family would like to thank 
Circle Care for the kindness and 
good care to Joe.

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

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





Obituary
Leetonia - Matthew Sidney 
Hardenbrook, age 57, of Leetonia, 
died on Wednesday, August 18, 
2021 at his home in Leetonia.

He was born on October 28, 1963, 
in Flint, MI, son of Myron 
Hardenbrook and Sydney Smith 
Hardenbrook.

Matthew had worked for General 
Motors as a welder for 33 years and 
was Christian by faith. He was a 
loving father and grandfather and 
was always quick to lend a hand.

Matthew is survived by his two 
daughters, Victoria Hardenbrook of 
East Liverpool and Anna 
Hardenbrook of Akron; three sons, 
Matthew Hardenbrook, Andrew 
Hardenbrook and William 
Hardenbrook all of Columbiana; his 
mother, Sydney Hardenbrook of 
Leetonia; a brother, Clinton (Diane) 
Hardenbrook of Columbiana; a 
sister, Mary (Robert) Justice of 
Salem and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Myron Hardenbrook and a 
brother, Michael Andrew 
Hardenbrook.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, 
August 22, 2021, from 2:00 pm - 
4:00 pm at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

A private family memorial service 
will be held.

Memorial donations may be made 
to Franklin Square United 
Methodist Church, Leetonia, OH.

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





Obituary
Warren - Daela Austrino, age 37, of 
Warren, formerly of Leetonia, died 
on Monday, August 16, 2021, at her 
home.

She was born on November 6, 
1983, in Houston, TX, the daughter 
of Laurie Fall and the late John 
Austrino.

Daela was a 2002 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and had 
worked as a photographer for Life 
Touch Photography.

She is survived by her children, 
Jason Dennison and Lilah Lodge of 
Leetonia; her mother, Laurie Fall of 
Leetonia; brother, Jimmy Austrino 
of Hawaii; sister, Madison Fall of 
East Palestine, and her paternal 
grandmother, Judy Austrino of 
Struthers.

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, August 27, 2021, from 6:00 
pm - 8:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, 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





Obituary
Carl “Butch” Chatelain, Jr, age 81, 
of Louisville, OH, passed away 
Wednesday August 18, 2021. He 
was born in Canton, Ohio on March 
20, 1940 to the late Carl A. and 
Margaret R. (Sanders) Chatelain, 
Sr. Butch was employed by Cain 
Motors of North Canton and was a 
former employee of Romick 
Chevrolet of Louisville and Eppy’s 
Chevrolet of Canton. Butch had a 
great love for animals, especially 
his Dogs.

Besides his parents, Carl was 
preceded in death by two brothers, 
Jon and James Chatelain. He is 
survived by his wife, Candace; two 
daughters, Becky Chatelain and 
Kimberly Noble; a son, Jeff (Toni) 
Chatelain; five grandchildren and 
five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11am 
Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral 
Home with Rev. Roy Kelsey 
officiating. Calling hours will be 
from 2-4pm Sunday at the funeral 
home. Burial will be in Forest Hill 
Cemetery, Canton, OH. 





Obituary
Lisbon- Linda L. Huston, 75, died 
Monday, August 16, 2021 at 
Continuing Healthcare in Lisbon.

Linda was born on March 17, 1946 
in Salem, OH, a daughter of the late 
Edward R. and Thelma (Coy) 
Lottman.

She worked at American Standard 
for 28 years.  Linda was a member 
of Phillips Christian Church.  One 
of her great joys was going to Las 
Vegas.   She also truly loved her cat 
Simba.

She is survived by one daughter, 
Mindy (Scott) Whittenberger of 
Leetonia; one son, Michael (Pam) 
Wylie of New Waterford; three 
sisters, Janice (Neal) Wylie  of 
Lisbon, Sharlene (Jim) Bica of 
Alliance, and  Darlene O'Hara of 
Salem; four grandchildren, Michael 
(Brittany) Wylie of Boardman, Eric 
(Jacalyn) Whittenberger of Leetonia 
, Nicholas Wylie of New Waterford, 
and Phillip Whittenberger and his 
fiancé (Susan Bish) of Leetonia; 
and four great-grandchildren, Kylar, 
Kayson, Ellie, and Alivia.

Besides her parents, Linda was 
preceded in death by one sister,  
Donna Jean Rhodes.

Friends and family will be received 
from 6:00- 9:00 PM Friday, August 
20, 2021 at Stark Memorial. Please 
adhere to CDC guidelines.

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 Linda's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM - Josephine I. Kataro, 88, 
passed away surrounded by her 
family, Monday, August 16, 2021 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

Josephine was born on September 
11, 1932 in Youngstown, OH, the 
daughter of the late Louis and Mary 
(Mlynarcik) Kicko.

Josephine had previously worked as 
an aid at Salem Hospital before she 
got married and became a 
homemaker. She was a lifelong 
member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, 
embroidery, and building puzzles.

Her greatest joy was spending time 
with her family.

Her husband Emil J. Kataro Sr., 
whom she married Oct. 23. 1954, 
died Jan. 6, 2006.

She is survived by her children, 
Bonnie McCallester of Salem, 
Nancy (Ronald) Yonkey, Emil 
(Gail) Kataro, Margaret Dale, Jo 
Ann (Bruce) Clayton, Helen 
(Randy) Gruszecki, and James 
(Amy) Kataro all of Salem; 17 
grandchildren: and 15 great-
grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, 
Josephine was preceded in death by 
four sisters, Mary Thomas, Ann 
Yanek, and Helen Yanek, and 
Margaret Kicko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held Friday, August 20, 2021 at 
11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic 
Church, Salem, with Fr. Robert 
Edwards officiating. Burial will be 
held at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
from 5:00 -8:00 PM Thursday, 
August 19, 2021 at Stark Memorial. 
Please adhere to CDC guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to American Diabetes 
Association, www.diabetes.org or 
St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 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 Josephine's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Jacquelyn Ann Leschinsky (71) of 
Austintown, Ohio passed away 
August 14, 2021, after a heroic 
battle with scleroderma. She was 
born in Youngstown, Ohio on 
October 19, 1949, to Samuel and 
Mary Jane (Perry)Uvena, the 
youngest of three children. On 
September 30, 1972, she married 
the love of her life, George Albert 
Leschinsky, and they spent the next 
49 years happily together. Jacque 
graduated from Youngstown State 
University with a bachelor’s degree 
in accounting in 1988 and worked 
for many years as the office 
manager of Homestead Restoration 
until her retirement. She is survived 
by her loving husband George, her 
two brothers John and James 
Uvena, 17 nieces and nephews, and 
many great nieces and great 
nephews. She was preceded in 
death by her parents, Mary Jane and 
Sam Uvena, her sister-in-law Cindy 
Uvena, and her brothers in law John 
Leschinsky and David Ladigo. 
Jacuque was an avid scrap booker 
and spent many happy hours with 
her scrapbook friends at getaway 
weekends. Her greatest love was 
spending time with her family and 
friends especially if there was a 
beach and a book involved. Jacque's 
bravery and strength through her 
long fight with scleroderma was an 
inspiration to many. She was 
involved in fundraising for the Ohio 
Chapter of the Scleroderma 
Foundation, especially the annual 
walk “Stepping Out to Cure 
Scleroderma”. Visitation will be 
held on Monday August 23 from 
10:00 – 10:45 am at Immaculate 
Heart of Mary Parish followed by a 
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 
am. The family has requested that, 
in lieu of flowers, remembrances be 
made in the form of contributions to 
the Ohio Chapter of the 
Scleroderma Foundation. 
To leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Janice Ruth Paszko, 82 passed 
away unexpectedly on August 12, 
2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital with 
her husband by her side. She was 
born on April 11, 1939, in Mt. 
Pleasant, Pennsylvania the only 
child of the late Karl Y. and 
Dorothy R. (Speer) Galley. On June 
11, 1994, she was united in 
marriage to Stan Paszko with whom 
she shared 27 years, 2 months and 1 
day of marriage. A graduate of 
Ramsey High School, Janice 
continued her education at 
Youngstown State University 
receiving a BS in Education in 
1975. She was a dedicated special 
education teacher for the 
Maplewood School District for 30 
years retiring in 2004. Through the 
years she was a choir member in 
many local churches: Chestnut 
Ridge Church of God in Hubbard, 
Ohio where she was a featured 
soloist and even recorded an album 
of Christmas songs. Also, she was a 
choir member at St. Patrick’s 
Church in Hubbard, Ohio, St. 
Charles Church in Boardman, Ohio 
and St. Michael’s Church in 
Canfield, Ohio. Janice enjoyed 
doing yardwork, reading scriptures, 
going to car cruise-ins & visiting 
National Parks and spending time 
with her husband. She is survived 
by her loving husband Stan, 
children Deborah (Steve) Walsh and 
Douglas (Gabriela) Switzer, 6 
grandchildren and 6 great 
grandchildren. A Mass of Christian 
Burial will be held on Saturday 
August 21, 2021, at 10:00 AM 
followed by visitation at 11:00 AM 
in the church hall at St. Michael’s 
Church, 300 N. Broad Street, 
Canfield, Ohio. 
In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
Cuyahoga Valley National Park 
Service 
www.conservancyforcvnp.org/donat
e. To leave condolences to the 
family please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Ethel Lucile 
Stiver, 95, passed away peacefully 
in her sleep Sunday morning, 
August 15, 2021, at Shepherd of the 
Valley in Boardman due to injuries 
received in a fall at her home on 
August 4. Ethel was born January 7, 
1926 in Boise, Idaho, the youngest 
of seven children, to Theodore 
Barraclough and Esther Mary 
Armstrong, who came to the United 
States from New Zealand in 1911. 
As a teenager, she worked in the 
cornfields, hoeing weeds and de-
tasseling hybrid corn. While at an 
USO event in Boise, she met David 
Stiver, who was stationed there with 
the Army Air Corps at Gowen 
Filed, and she skipped a day of her 
senior year to elope with him to 
Caldwell, ID, on May 1, 1944, then 
moved to Youngstown after 
graduation. She was a homemaker, 
and a member of the Mormon faith. 
Ethel was active in PTA while her 
children were in school and 
volunteered for many years at the 4-
H sales barn at the Canfield Fair. 
Very artistic, she even made an 
entire Christmas village out of 
cereal box paperboard when her 
children were young. She loved 
music, playing piano, classical 
music, attending live performances, 
and sang in the YSU chorus at one 
time. She also was talented in 
knitting and crocheting. Ethel 
enjoyed traveling and had visited all 
50 states and Washington DC with 
her husband , attended her 65th 
high school reunion in Boise, ID, 
and at the age of 82 she visited her 
mother’s birthplace in New 
Zealand. Her husband, David Stiver 
passed away in August of 2005, 
Ethel leaves five children: Lynn 
(Pat) Brannan of Shaker Heights, 
Alan (Linda) Stiver of Boardman, 
Lucile (Jerry) Keith of Tampa, FL, 
Larry (Pam) Stiver of Gilbert, AZ, 
and David Keith (Marc) Stiver-
Howard of Parma, a daughter-in-
law Christine Stiver of Struthers, 
seven grandchildren: Pamela 
(Randy) Raidel of Warren, 
Stephanie Thomas of Niles, Brian 
Paszko of Tampa, FL, Janet Stiver 
of Seattle, WA, Charles (Ally) 
Stiver of Wasilla, AK, Kimberly 
Swanson of Campbell, and Kenneth 
(Kelly) Stiver of Youngstown. Ethel 
also leaves 10 great grandchildren, 
Sarah, Ally, Paige, Jamison, 
Brianna, Fiona, Andrew, John, 
Lillian, and Rolland as well as three 
great-great grandchildren, Milo, 
Emma, and Mara. Besides her 
parents and husband, Ethel was 
preceded in death by one son 
Kenneth in 2012, three sisters and 
three brothers. Friends may call 
from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel, where services will be held 
at 11 AM on Saturday.





Obituary
CANFIELD. Phyllis Jean 
(McDonald) Corbin, 87, passed 
away peacefully Friday evening, 
August 13, 2021, surrounded by her 
family. 

Phyllis was born September 16, 
1933, in Youngstown, Ohio to 
parents Herman and Rachel (Price) 
McDonald and raised by Frank and 
Beatrice Bortmas. 

She fell in love and married John 
‘Bert’ Corbin December 28, 1951. 
They were happily married until his 
passing June 12, 2020. She was also 
preceded in death by a brother, 
Gerre Reed. 

She is survived by her four 
children, John (Lynn) Corbin of 
Lordstown, Ohio; Brenda (Richard) 
Duffett of Canfield, Ohio; Gerre 
(Nancy) Corbin of Cortland, Ohio; 
and Patricia (Michael) Morningstar 
of Cleveland, Tennessee. She leaves 
a great legacy in her grandchildren 
James Glidewell, Heather (Tim) 
Hogg, Matthew (Bethany) 
Glidewell, Jessica (Kevin) Myers, 
Chelsea (Mike) Drotar, Stephanie 
(Dalton) Caldwell, Hannah (Jared) 
Elledge, Rachel Corbin, and Gerre 
T. Corbin; and her great 
grandchildren Jake and Kyle Hogg, 
Leah Pounds, Sean Myers, Peyton, 
Landry and Amelia Drotar, Isabella 
Glidewell, Noah and Nora 
Glidewell, Addy Jean Elledge, and 
Emmett Caldwell. 

Phyllis loved the Lord her Savior 
with all her heart and desired to live 
a life pleasing to Him. She was a 
prayer warrior who spent many 
hours kneeled before the King. She 
gave countless hours in support of 
her church and missionaries around 
the world. She was a longtime 
member of Evansville Baptist 
Church before moving from Ohio to 
Tennessee where she quickly 
became an active member of the 
Macedonia Baptist Church of 
Cleveland, TN. 

A graveside service and burial will 
be held for Phyllis at the Macedonia 
Baptist Church, 3119 Spring Place 
Rd. SE, Cleveland, TN at 11 a.m 
Saturday, August 21, 2021.





Obituary
John M. Rohrer, age 71, of 
Alliance, went to be with the Lord 
on August 16, 2021.

He was born on July 9, 1950 in 
Alliance to Robert and Blanche 
(Horner) Rohrer. 

John was a machine operator at 
P&E Sales. He was a devout 
believer and attended Bible 
Believers Baptist Church. John was 
always there for anyone who 
needed help and was very proud of 
his children and grandchildren. He 
enjoyed polka dancing with his wife 
and had a love for animals.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife of 39 years, Theresa 
(Frank) Rohrer; his children, Tim 
(Amanda) Rohrer, Kristin (Jerrod) 
Dickson, and Melissa (Andrew) 
Decker; grandchildren, Sara, Sadie 
and Sydney Dickson, Brayden and 
Camren Decker and Abigail 
Rohrer; siblings, Robert Rohrer, 
JoAnn Hopkins, Dianne (Gene) 
Lashley and Linda Jones; and 
several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Thursday, August 19th at 
12:00 p.m. with Pastor Andrew 
Decker officiating. Interment will 
be held at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions may be made to Bible 
Believers Baptist Church, 5360 E 
Center Dr. NE, Canton, OH 44721.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Brenda Slabaugh, age 
62, of Columbiana, passed away 
suddenly on Sunday, August 15, 
2021, at her home with her husband 
Phil and her son Jordan present.

She was born on June 28, 1959, in 
Millersburg, OH, a daughter of 
Arlene Miller and the late Elwyn 
Miller. 

Brenda was a 1977 graduate of 
Dalton High School in Dalton, OH.  
A month later, on July 16, 1977, she 
was married to the love of her life, 
Phil Slabaugh.  Together they had 
two sons, Andrew, and Jordan.  
They have been happily married for 
the past 44 years.  Brenda was 
currently employed by CARTS in 
Lisbon but had spent much of her 
working career working as an 
administrative assistant.  She was 
an active member of the Leetonia 
Mennonite Church where she 
worked alongside her husband, 
performing secretarial duties and 
teaching Sunday school.  However, 
her favorite thing to do was spend 
time with her family.

Brenda is survived by her loving 
and dedicated husband, Phil 
Slabaugh; her two sons, Andrew 
Slabaugh of Seattle, WA, and 
Jordan Slabaugh of Columbiana; 
her mother, Arlene Miller of 
Dalton, OH; sister, Becky (Bob) 
Schwinn of New London, OH, and 
her three brothers, Royce Miller of 
Goodyear, AZ, Mike Miller of 
Massillon, OH, and Rich (Katie) 
Miller of Dalton, OH. 

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, August 20, 2021, from 6:00 
pm - 8:00 pm at the Leetonia 
Mennonite Church, Leetonia, and 
again on Saturday, August 21, 2021, 
from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the 
church.

Services will be held on Saturday, 
August 21, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the 
Leetonia Mennonite Church, with 
Pastor Matt Hamsher and Pastor 
Jim Bartholomew officiating. 

Burial will take place at Midway 
Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana.

The family request that no flowers 
be sent to the church if compelled 
donations may be made to a charity 
of 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





Emilie J. (Gulling) Eberling, 84, of 
Alliance, passed away on Sunday, 
August 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm at 
Aultman Alliance Community 
Hospital. 
Born on August 18, 1936 in 
Gallipolis, Ohio to Walter and Julia 
(Kohl) Gulling, she lived in 
Alliance most of her life. 
Emilie was a member of St. Joseph 
Catholic Church. 
She was a Certified Nurse's Aid at 
the former Sunvalley Nursing 
Home. 
Emilie enjoyed sewing, quilting, 
crocheting and crafting. 
Survivors include her husband, Ellis 
L. Eberling, whom she married on 
December 18, 1990; two daughters, 
Mary (David) Miller of Alliance 
and Shirley Inherst of Alliance; 
three sons, Brad (Star) Inherst of 
Alliance, Richard Inherst of 
Alliance and William Inherst of 
OK; five grandchildren; seven 
great-grandchildren; sister, 
Margaret Bowman of Alliance; and 
several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her son, 
Steve Inherst; her parents; and a 
brother, Wilbur Gulling. 
Her Funeral Service will be held on 
Friday, August 20, 2021, at 12:00 
p.m. at Highland Memorial Park. 
Burial will immediately follow. 
Memorial contributions are 
suggested to St. Joseph Catholic 
Church 427 E. Broadway Alliance, 
OH 44601. 
You are invited to view Emilie's 
tribute wall, offer condolences and 
share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by the Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.





Obituary
Deborah Ann Miller, 71, passed 
away peacefully in her sleep August 
14, 2021, after an extended illness. 
She lived in Campbell, Ohio her 
whole life. She graduated from 
Campbell Memorial High School 
and earned a bachelor’s degree 
from Youngstown State University. 
She worked at Strouss’ as the 
secretary to the Vice President. 
Later, she worked in the Campbell 
schools as a tutor and secretary. 
Debbie loved her family and her 
cats. She also enjoyed playing the 
slots, crafting and reading. She was 
known for her generosity. She was 
preceded in death by her parents 
Mary (Putko) and Dominic 
Monaco. She is survived by her 
husband of 17 years, Henry Miller, 
whom she married on December 
20, 2003. She also leaves behind a 
sister Starr (Bill) Huston, a brother 
Pastor Don Scott (Linda) Monaco, 
sister-in-law Fran Miller, niece 
Starr Ann (Jim) Jones, niece 
Dominique (Dave) Gionest, nephew 
Joel (Megan) Monaco, and nephew 
Jared Monaco. Never having any 
children of her own, she thought of 
her nieces and nephews like her 
own. There will be no calling hours 
or public services. To leave 
condolences to the family please 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Mary Catherine 
Smith, 74, passed away Sunday, 
August 15, 2021 at St. Elizabeth in 
Youngstown, surrounded by her 
loving family. She was born June 
19, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of John W. Kyle and Jewel 
(Shaffer) Kyle Dulay and was 
raised by her mother and step-
father, George N. Dulay. Mary was 
a devoted home-maker. She was a 
1965 graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School. Mary enjoyed 
painting ceramics, scrapbooking 
and most of all spending time with 
her family. Mary is survived by her 
husband of nearly 65 years, Earl L. 
Smith, whom she married 
December 18, 1965; her daughters, 
Michelle Smith and Denise (Mike) 
Betters, both of Austintown; her 
son, Duane (Nora) Smith of New 
Springfield; her grandchildren, 
Tyler Betters, Zackary Smith, Dylan 
Betters, Georgia Smith and Bruce 
Smith; her brother, John W. 
(Dawna) Kyle, 1V of Brunswick; 
her sister Barbara Guavara of 
Salinas, CA; her brother, George N. 
Dulay of Monteray, CA and many 
loved nieces and nephews. Besides 
her parents and step-father, she was 
preceded in death by her brother 
and sister-in-law, Richard (Bonita) 
Kyle and her nephew, Ryan Kyle. 
Family and friends may call from 
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, August 
20 at Prince of Peace Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, 2985 Center 
Road, Poland, Ohio, followed by a 
Memorial Service, officiated by 
Pastor Dawn Richie. Interment will 
be at Greenhaven Memorial 
Gardens in Canfield at a later date. 
The family would like to thank the 
Seventh Floor and I.C.U. nursing 
staffs and Doctors for taking care of 
her during her last days.





Obituary
Gaston, SC - Jessie June 
(McMichael) McGowan, 95, died 
Monday, August 9, 2021, at Rapha 
Senior Care in Gaston, SC. She was 
born February 2, 1926, in 
Harrisburg, PA, daughter of the late 
Frank E. McMichael and Bertha 
Wingard.

Jessie attended school in Salem, 
OH. She married Lawrence Eugene 
McGowan shortly after he returned 
from WWII.

The family then relocated to 
Whitehall, OH in 1952, where they 
raised their three children, son, 
Lawrence E. McGowan, Jr. and 
daughters, Terry Lee and Patty 
Lynne. June retired from Kroger 
after 20 years of service.

She always enjoyed the family 
campsite along a “crick” in the 
“Valley”, outside Salem. She had 
three brothers, Frank, Sr., Laurence 
(KIA – WWII), and Kellogg; sister, 
Sonia. All, but Laurence, built 
homes there. She loved to fish and 
“plink” with her trusty .22 rifle.

She is survived by her son, 
Lawrence E. McGowan, Jr of 
Chapin, SC and daughter, Patty 
Lynne Cantrell of Columbus, OH; 
numerous nieces and nephews and 
many grandchildren, and great 
grandkids.

Funeral service will be held 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 
2:00 p.m. at Stark  Memorial.

Friends and family will be received 
one hour prior at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Damascus 
Cemetery.

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

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

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





Obituary
Vivian Marie Fryman, age 87, died 
unexpectedly Thursday evening, 
August 12, 2021, at her home in 
Salem. She was born May 29, 1934, 
in Salineville.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents, Ross and Hazel (Gerren) 
Hogue; a brother, Gary Hogue and 
recently by her son Bruce L. 
Fryman.

She married her husband of 67 
years, Donald Fryman, on February 
21, 1954. He was from Wellsville, 
Ohio

In addition to her husband, Donald 
Fryman, she is survived by a 
daughter Sharon (Stephen) Sitler of 
Leetonia Ohio; grandchildren, 
Kayla and Valarie Sitler of 
Leetonia.

Daughter in law Barbara Ott 
Fryman of Salem; grandchildren 
Bruce Andrew Fryman Jr., Amanda 
Fryman and Josh (Erin) Ott.

A sister, Norma Hogue of East 
Liverpool and a brother Larry 
(Barbara) Hogue of 
Hammondsville, Ohio.

A couple of sister in laws, a brother 
in law, and a few nieces and 
nephews.

She was a dedicated and proud 
mother of her children and 
grandchildren and a good wife. She 
enjoyed spending time with her 
family. She was happy tending to 
her flowers and tomatoes and 
dining out with her husband.

No good-byes were able to be said, 
but her love for each of us is safely 
tucked within our hearts.

Private services are being held with 
burial at Woodland Cemetery in 
Salineville, Ohio.

Arrangements are entrusted to Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services in Salem, Ohio.





Obituary
 

Salem: Grayson Ellsworth Lee 
Wolf, beloved son of Clayton and 
Aimee (DeRoads) Wolf, was born 
sleeping on August 8, 2021 at 10:10 
pm in Syracuse, NY.

Grayson will live forever in the 
hearts of his parents, grandparents 
Dennis and Debbie DeRoads of 
Salem, grandfather Walter Wolf of 
Winchester, IN, grandmother 
Michelle Hum of Salem, and 
grandparents Julie and Ryan Smith 
of Lisbon, as well as many great-
grandparents, aunts, uncles, 
cousins, and loving family 
members. Grayson will join his 
sibling in heaven and was 
welcomed in by the loving arms of 
his maternal great-grandparents, 
Ellsworth “Charles” and Marlene 
Baker, and great-grandfather Arthur 
Wolf, as well as many others.

A funeral service will be held 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 for close 
family and friends. Burial will be at 
Hope Cemetery in Salem.

In lieu of flowers, Clayton and 
Aimee ask that donations be made 
to the Star Legacy Foundation in 
Grayson’s name, at 
info@starlegacyfoundation.org, 
6438 City West Parkway, suite 100, 
Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

“ Some people only dream of 
angels, we held ours in our arms.”

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





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Obituary
Jack Edwin Miller, age 94, of 
Alliance, passed away on August 
14th, 2021.

Jack was owner, with his late wife, 
Joyann Miller, of the Jack and Joy 
Shoppe Children’s Clothing Store 
for 31 years.

Jack was born on April 16th, 1927 
in Alliance to John and Beatrice 
(Walker) Miller. 

He graduated from Alliance High 
School in 1945.  While attending 
high school, he worked for Stark’s 
Boston Store and the McCaskey 
Register Company.

Following graduation from high 
school, he entered the U.S. Army 
and served in the 9th Division 
Military Police in Germany.

Upon returning from military 
service, he graduated from Mount 
Union College with a Business 
Administration Degree in 1950.  He 
then worked at the Morgan 
Engineering Company in the 
Payroll Department.

In 1952, he married Joyann 
Stevenson and in 1953 they started 
the Jack and Joy Shoppe at Mt. 
Union Square and moved to 640 W. 
State Street in 1966 and remained 
there until retiring in 1984.

In 1978, he was honored as the 
State of Ohio Children’s Wear 
Buyer of the year.  In 2008, he was 
given the Mayor’s Award as Senior 
Citizen of the year.

Jack was a member of the Conrad 
Masonic Lodge, Sigma Nu 
Fraternity, Republican Club, and 
past Chairman of the Continued 
Learning Program at Mount Union 
University.

He was a former Jaycee and served 
on the board of the National Hot 
Stove League in its early years and 
as a local league president.  He 
served on Mayor Francis Carr’s 
campaign and advisory committees, 
the latter as chairman. 

Jack was an amateur magician and 
gave free magic and other programs 
for churches, schools and senior 
organizations.  He also wrote poetry 
for numerous occasions as well as 
songs which he had put on a CD; 
many were played on the Alliance 
and university radio stations.  One 
song was dedicated to the Carnation 
Festival. 

He was a lifetime member of St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church where he 
served as councilman, Sunday 
school superintendent and teacher 
and was a member of Club 55.  

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his two daughters, Janet 
(Randy) Hartzell and Judi Miller-
Ince both of Alliance; 
grandchildren, Ryan Hartzell 
(Fiancée Nancy Drain), Brooke 
(Craig) Guiley, Kyle (Sara) and 
Luke Ince, step great grandchildren 
Aiden and Cam Guiley, and a good 
friend Maryann Ziegler.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and wife, Joyann.

A funeral service will be held at St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, 
August 17th at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. 
Timothy Muse officiating and a 
visitation one hour prior. 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.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Dusty Steven Boley, 
Sr., age 63, of Columbiana, died on 
Friday, August 13, 2021, at his 
home in Columbiana.

He was born on February 9, 1958, 
in Youngstown, son of the late 
George and Donna Leese Boley.

Dusty had worked for Vari Wall 
Tube Specialist and P and L Heat 
Treat and Grinding Co. He enjoyed 
hunting, fishing, camping, making 
people laugh and spending time 
with his grandchildren.

Dusty is survived by his wife, 
Patricia A. Cunning Boley, whom 
he married on September 8, 1978; 
his daughter, Theresa (Ted) 
Farnsworth of Leetonia; his son, 
Dusty Steven (Rachel) Boley Jr. of 
Unity; six sisters, Cindy (Jack) 
Rhodes of Girard, Suszanne Moskal 
of McDonald, Marylyn Sees of 
Girard, Gina (Ron) Porterfield of 
Girard, Tammy Hanley of 
Youngstown and Linda Petroskey 
of Youngstown; two brothers, Jerry 
(Joanne) Hanley of Austintown and 
Larry (Michelle) Hanley of 
Springfield; six grandchildren, 
Chad (Samantha), Rebecca, Amy, 
Ashlee, Dusty III and Desirae and 
three great grandchildren, Layla, 
Isabella, Richard.

He was preceded in death by two 
brothers, Harvey Boley and Don 
Boley and two sisters, Charlotte 
Herman and Teri Zapata.

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

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

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





Obituary
Salem - Harry L. Neuenschwander, 
age 85, of Salem, passed to Glory 
on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at his 
home.

Mr. Neuenschwander was born on 
July 16, 1936 in Kidron, OH, son of 
the late Jacob and Lydia Amstutz 
Neuenschwander and lived in this 
area most of his life.

He worked as a farmer and was a 
member of Mount Joy Mennonite 
Church where he served as a 
faithful Pastor for many years. In 
loving his Savior, he served his 
community, his church, and his 
family with compassion and joy.

He is survived by his wife, the 
former Viola Riehl 
Neuenschwander, whom he married 
on October 7, 1956; his two 
daughters, Elaine F. (Joseph) 
Weaver of Columbiana, OH, and 
Becky (Jimmy) Porter of Augusta, 
GA; four sons, Harry L. (Joanna) 
Neuenschwander Jr. of Salem, OH, 
Dennis (Patricia) Neuenschwander 
of Leetonia, OH, Stanley (Janice) 
Neuenschwander of Leetonia, OH, 
and Daryl (Daria) Neuenschwander 
of Stetsonville, WI. Also surviving 
is Ronald (Florence) Smith of 
Dalton, OH who lived in the home 
and became a dearly loved member 
of the family; a sister, Luella Eberly 
of Apple Creek, OH; a brother, 
Clarence Neuenschwander of Apple 
Creek, OH; 31 grandchildren and 
31 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
brothers, Willis, Paul, Wilfred, 
Tilman, Marcus, and Jesse 
Neuenschwander; a sister, Mabel 
Geiser; and three grandsons.

The family will receive friends on 
Monday, August 16, 2021 from 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00pm - 
9:00 pm at the Mount Joy 
Mennonite Church, Leetonia.  
Funeral services will be held on 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 10:00 
am at the Greenford Christian 
Church, Greenford.

Burial will take place at Mt. Joy 
Mennonite Church Cemetery, 
Leetonia.  Professional 
arrangements have been entrusted 
to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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





Obituary
Jean Ann Backman, 93, of 
Boardman, passed away early 
Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
She was born August 31, 1927 in 
Youngstown, Jean was the daughter 
of Oscar and Ann (Corpa) 
Gustafson. 
Jean was a lifelong resident and a 
1945 graduate of Woodrow Wilson. 
She was a member of Bethel 
Lutheran Church in Boardman. She 
was a member of the Youngstown 
Chapter of the American Business 
Women’s Association for 46 years, 
where she held perfect attendance 
and was also named “Woman of the 
Year.” She also was a member of 
the Association of Medical 
Assistants. 
Prior to retirement, she worked at 
the Peoples Bank, Youngstown 
Sheet and Tube, a secretary for a 
medical office, and was an office 
manager for Alpha Terra Real 
Estate Office. 
Jean enjoyed spending time with 
her family and entertaining friends. 
She cherished holiday gatherings 
and the family reunions. 
Jean leaves a legacy of a loving 
mother, grandmother, sister, aunt 
and friend. She was a very 
independent woman; funny, sharp, 
and made everyone laugh. She was 
loved by all and will be truly 
missed. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, 
her daughters; Joyce Lee Newton, 
of Nevada, and Jessica Jean 
Backman, of Florida, her 
grandsons; Michael Wiery, of 
Cleveland, Christian (Crystal) 
Rathke, of Maryland, and Joshua 
(Christine) Wiery, of Ohio, her four 
great grandchildren and multiple 
nieces, a nephew and great-nieces. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded 
in death by her brothers Glenn, 
Robert, and Alvin Gustafson, and a 
sister, Arlene M. Gustafson. May 
she now be at peace in Heaven with 
them. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends, Wednesday, August 
18th, at Lane Funeral Home, 
Anstrom Chapel from 11:00 AM- 
until the time of service at 12:00 
PM. To share thoughts of sympathy, 
visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Mecca – Katherine Hardesty, 101, 
passed away Thursday morning, 
August 12, 2021, at Clearview 
Lantern Suites in Champion. 
Katherine was born on March 25, 
1920, in Campbell, OH, a daughter 
of the late George and Katie 
Pollack. 
She grew up near Pumpkin Center 
on Cadwallader Sonk Rd in Bazetta 
and was a 1938 graduate of 
Cortland High School. During 
World War II, she worked as a 
bookkeeper for the Black Family 
Farm, Ravenna Arsenal, and U.S. 
Gypsum, and later at Geauga 
Industry. She was a member of the 
West Mecca United Methodist 
Church. She enjoyed farming and 
taking care of the animals, making 
her special dessert “goop” for her 
friends and family, and attending 
family reunions in August. 
Katherine will be deeply missed by 
her son, Darryl Black of Mecca; 
stepchildren, Saranelle Braniger of 
Louisville, KY, Fred Hardesty of 
Thompson, OH, Rodney Hardesty 
of South Whitley, IN, and Carol 
Guzan of Bazetta, OH; 15 
grandchildren; 26 great 
grandchildren; two great-great-
grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, 
Louanne Pollack. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her first 
husband, Harold Black, who passed 
away in 1965; her second husband, 
Elkins Hardesty who passed away 
in 2001; her brothers, Michael, 
Steve, Joe, Tom Pollack, and Paul 
Monar; and sisters Anna Pollack, 
Barbara Pollack, Mildred, Anna 
Schuller, Hellen Pollack, and Mary 
McKlouskey. 
Family and friends may visit from 
10-12:00PM on Monday August 16, 
2021, at Lane Funeral Homes 
Shafer – Winans Chapel, located at 
164 N. High Street in Cortland. A 
graveside services will follow at 
12:30PM at Hillside Cemetery in 
Bazetta Township. 
Family would like to thank 
Clearview Lantern staff for their 
wonderful care and kindness for 
mother. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Donald Akers Boyce, age 94, 
passed away on August 12, 2021.

He was born February 1, 1927 in 
Alliance, Ohio. Don was the third 
child of ten born to Robert and 
Elsie Wiley Boyce.

At sixteen, Don started working at 
Taylorcraft during WWII and was 
hired as a specialist welder at B&W 
Research where he received 
commendations for his work from 
the U.S. Government for work done 
on the U.S. nuclear submarine, 
Nautilus. He retired after 27 years 
to go to truck driving school and 
was known on the CB as Mr. 
Bumblebee. Don was later stationed 
at the Chanute U.S. Air Force base 
in Chicago as an Airman First Class 
where he was an electrician during 
the Korean Conflict. After his 
marriage in 1958, he worked at 
Clem Lumber Wholesale, retiring 
again after 18 years.

Don loved fishing for bass and was 
a Bass Master lure tester. As a 
young man he spent many happy 
days on hunting trips with his father 
and friends. Don loved spending 
time with nature and working 
outdoors; he spent the time waiting 
for fish to bite enjoying nature’s 
beauty. He was also nicknamed the 
“Cookie Monster” by his children 
and loved his cookie stash.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Joan (Shutler) Boyce 
whom he married on August 24, 
1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 
in Alliance; his son David (Cynthia) 
Boyce, Diana (Daniel) Cullen, Dale 
(Angie) Boyce; twelve 
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and his daughter, Dawn 
Marie Boyce.

A funeral service will be held at St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church on 
Wednesday, August 18th at 11:00 
a.m. with Rev. Tim Muse 
officiating and a visitation two 
hours prior. Interment will be held 
at Highland Memorial Park with 
military honors.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 
3295 S Union Ave, Alliance, OH 
44601.

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





Obituary
Frederick Del Smith, 66 passed 
away peacefully at home on August 
12, 2021, surrounded by his loving 
family. Frederick was born on 
October 1, 1954, in Warren, Ohio 
the son of the late Elmer and 
Geneva (Cook) Smith. A 1973 
graduate of Mathews High School, 
Frederick proudly served his 
country as a member of the United 
States Navy. He was employed for 
19 years by the Davey Tree 
Company as a tree trimmer and 
Verizon Wireless as a fiber optic 
technician for 20 years. An Eagle 
Scout Frederick loved being in 
nature and enjoyed the outdoors. He 
loved a good tall healthy tree and 
fishing with his grand kids. Family 
was everything to him. Being a 
husband, father, grandpa and great 
grandpa was his biggest 
accomplishment. Always remember 
to sit on a good Farmall tractor and 
“Let the good times roll”! 
He is survived by his wife Carol 
with whom he shared 34 years of 
marriage, children Rachel (Roger) 
Hoak, Josh (Jennifer) Kotanichek, 
Sunshine (Phil) Cole, Travis 
(Melissa Bartscher) Smith, Alysia 
(Kyle Quear) Smith and Luke 
Smith, 14 grandchildren, 3 great 
grandchildren, sisters Sandy 
(Daniel) Hoop, Adell (Roger) 
Clouse, Jean Marie (Johnny) 
Ramsey and brother William 
(Shelley) Smith. He was preceded 
in death by his parents and brother 
Elmer Smith Jr. 
Visitation will be held Saturday 
August 14, 2021, from 5:00 – 7:00 
PM at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel, 5797 
Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, 
Ohio. To express condolences to the 
family please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Patricia J Petro, 86, passed away 
peacefully Wednesday, August 4, at 
Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, 
CA with her children by her side. 
Pat was born November 23, 1934 to 
Thomas B & Mary E Sweringen in 
Youngstown Ohio. 
She grew up on the South Side 
graduating in 1952 from South 
High School. She worked as a bank 
teller and key punch operator until 
her marriage in 1959 to Ronald R 
Petro. In 1962 they moved to 
Austintown and raised their family. 
As her children got older, Pat went 
back to work at Mahoning National 
Bank, Southside branch retiring in 
1995. In retirement she enjoyed 
travelling and finally got to Hawaii 
a year before Ron died in 2004. 
Over the years Pat enjoyed 
spending time with the many 
lifelong friends she made growing 
up, especially the “club girls” , 
vacations up at “the lake” , crochet, 
ceramics and other “crafty” projects 
that she shared with friends and 
family. But most of all she loved 
spending time with family. 
She leaves her children, Sharon of 
Wilton, CT, Randy (Teresa) of 
Ladera Ranch, CA & Michele of 
Lake Forest, CA; a grandson 
Michael (Amanda) of Murrieta, CA 
and 2 great-grandsons, Ryan and 
Cameron. She also leaves a sister 
Nancy (Art) Davies of 
Jacksonville,FL and several nieces 
and nephews. In addition to her 
parents she was predeceased by 
sisters G.Lorraine Judy and Gayle 
Auld and brothers Thomas B 
Sweringen, Jr and Frederick D 
Sweringen. Friends may call from 2 
to 4 PM Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 
the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel. Private burial 
will take place on Monday, August 
16, 2021. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Homes, Austintown Chapel





Obituary
Zebulon, NC - JoAnn Mersol, age 
90, of Zebulon, formerly of North 
Lima, died on Thursday, August 5, 
2021, at home.

She was born on March 19, 1931, in 
Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Carl and Agnes Cunningham 
Geltch.

JoAnn had worked as a Physician 
Assistant for her late husband, Dr. 
Joseph Mersol.  She was a member 
of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church 
in Columbiana where she was 
active in the Ladies Guild and the 
Judes Dudes.  JoAnn also organized 
and hosted the parish’s Christmas 
party for several years in the church 
hall. 

Her husband, Dr. Joseph Mersol, 
whom she married on June 2, 1989, 
preceded her in death on, July 24, 
2019.

JoAnn is survived by her three 
daughters, Shirley Osterling of 
Myrtle Beach, SC, Loretta 
(Richard) Eich of Lisbon, and Amy 
(William) Adair of Zebulon, NC; 
six sons, Thomas Schnarrenberger 
of Columbiana, William 
Schnarrenberger of New Brighton, 
PA, Jeffrey Schnarrenberger of 
Zebulon, NC, Earl R. (Vicki) 
Schnarrenberger Jr. of Columbiana, 
Gary (Karen) Schnarrenberger of 
Rogers, OH, and Joseph (Lee Ann) 
Mersol of New Middletown.  Also 
surviving are twenty-four 
grandchildren, fourteen great 
grandchildren, and two great great 
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 
first husband, Earl "Dutch" 
Schnarrenberger; three sons, James 
Schnarrenberger, Robert 
Schnarrenberger, and Steve 
Schnarrenberger; a daughter, 
Patricia Schnarrenberger; sister, 
Mary Rita Pryor; brother, John 
Geltch, and by a grandson, Justin 
Adair. 

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, August 13, 2021, from 5:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

A Funeral Mass will be held on 
Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m.at St. Jude Roman Catholic 
Church, Columbiana, with Father 
David Misbrener officiating.

Burial will take place at Mount 
Olivet Cemetery, North Lima.

Memorial donations may be made 
to the National Hemophilia Society, 
20411 US-19, Cranberry Twp, PA 
16066, or St. Jude Children 
Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude 
Place • Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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





Obituary
Columbiana – Donna Jean Pflug, 
72, of Columbiana passed away 
peacefully, Wednesday, August 11, 
2021, at Caprice Health Care. 
Donna was born April 22, 1949, in 
Youngstown the daughter of the late 
Scott E. and Frances (Feenstra) 
Lewis. She received her bachelor’s 
degree in Business Education from 
Youngstown State University. 
Donna was a homemaker, a loving 
wife, mother, grandmother, and 
great grandmother. She was also a 
member of Canfield United 
Methodist Church. Her hobbies 
included gardening, craft shows, 
and collecting amethyst glass. Most 
of all, Donna enjoyed spending 
time with her grandchildren and 
great grandchildren. Donna leaves 
her husband Lynn Pflug, whom she 
married September 20, 1969, two 
sons, Gregory (Leigh) and Scot 
(Loretta) Pflug both of Austintown, 
and one daughter, Melissa Szentes 
of Akron, two brothers, Ricky L 
(Bonnie) Lewis of Austintown, and 
Raymond Lewis of Youngstown, as 
well as 13 grandchildren and 3 
great grandchildren. Besides her 
parents, Donna was preceded in 
death by a sister-in-law, Roseann 
Lewis and a brother-in-law, Milton 
J.H. Pflug. Friends may call from 1 
to 3 PM Sunday, August 15, 2021, 
at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Chapel, where services will be held 
at 3 PM. Friends and family may 
view this obituary and give their 
condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
WASHINGTOVILLE - Justin Lee 
Waugh, 33, died Monday, August 9, 
2021, at his residence.

Justin was born on November 26, 
1987, in Salem, OH, a son of 
Stephen and Tracy (Gilbey) Waugh.

He was a 2006 graduate of Salem 
High School. Justin was a truck 
driver at Converse All Steel in 
Canfield.

Justin was a member of the Joined 
Forces RC bikers club, and he loved 
riding his Harley.

He is survived by one son, Owen 
Lee Waugh; his mother and father, 
Tracy and Stephen Waugh of 
Salem; one brother, Matthew 
(Tiffani) Faulkiner of Youngstown; 
one sister, Heather (Ben) Luca of 
Alliance; his fiancé, Courtney 
Wilms; and several aunts, uncles, 
nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by 
maternal grandparents, Mary and 
Clifford Gilbey, and paternal 
grandparents, John, and Mary 
Waugh.

A funeral service will be held at 12 
Noon Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 
Stark Memorial. Burial will be held 
at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, 
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 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 Justin's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Brenda J. Stewart, age 70, of 
Alliance passed away on August 
10, 2021.

She was born on June 16, 1950 in 
Huntington, WV to Don Collins and 
Thelma George. 

Brenda attended Alliance High 
School. She loved to hunt, fish and 
camp and was a devoted wife, 
mother and grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, Ralph Stewart Jr, 
whom she married in 1968; her 
children, Ralph (Heather) Stewart 
III and Charnell (Rodney) Adkins; 
eight grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; siblings, Raymondia 
(Mike) Gentry, Bruce (Dorothy) 
George, Randy (Maria) George, and 
Dianne Cummings; and many 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her daughter Marcy 
Simchak; sister, Donna Collins; and 
brother, Bud Collins.

A private family service will be 
held with interment at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

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





Obituary
James Howard Brown, age 73, of 
Atwater, formerly of Sebring, 
passed away on August 10, 
2021.He was born on October 18, 
1947 in Alliance to Howard and 
Doris (Sanor) Brown. 

Jim worked many jobs throughout 
his life; he was a Police Officer for 
Smith Township, a Firefighter and 
EMT for Beloit FD and a truck 
driver. Jim retired from Anchor 
Motor Freight in Lordstown.

 Those left to cherish his memory 
are his companion, Shirley 
McAlicher; son, Jason (Lorie) 
Brown Prescott, Michigan; 
granddaughter, Rylie Brown; 
sisters, Jana Hunt of Sebring and 
Michelle Conley of Kent; and 
brother, Daniel Brown of Hugo, 
Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents and a brother, Wayne 
Brown.

Per Jim’s wishes no funeral services 
will be held.

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





Obituary
Nancy Jane Valentine, 84 of 
Austintown died Thursday, August 
5th at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, 
Youngstown. Nancy was born May 
4, 1937 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of the late George W. and Sara 
(Elgin) Schall and was a lifelong 
area resident. She graduated from 
Canfield High School and was a 
loving wife, mother, grandmother 
and sister and will be dearly missed. 
Her husband, Oscar W. Valentine, 
whom she married August 16, 
1957, died June 11, 2016. She 
leaves her children, Annetta 
Valentine, William O. Valentine, 
Nancy S. Valentine, and Daniel C. 
(Ginger) Valentine all of 
Austintown; nine grandchildren, 
Danielle (Tom) Casey, William O. 
Valentine, II, Cory Settle, Tyler 
Settle, Christopher Amero, Frank 
(Jamie) Gray, Greg Gray, Mark 
Zajac and Zack Valentine. Nancy 
also leaves two sisters, Georgia 
Murray of Boardman and Jo 
Krivacek of Stongsville. Besides 
her parents and her husband, Nancy 
was preceded in death by a son, 
George Valentine; a granddaughter, 
Melissa Zajac and a brother, Bob 
Schall. Private family services are 
being planned.





Obituary
Mineral Ridge – Earl Thomas 
“Tom” Shuttleworth Sr., 80, passed 
away Tuesday morning, August 10, 
2021, at his home surrounded by his 
family. Earl, better known as Tom, 
was born October 4, 1940, in 
Warren, the son of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Nodge) Shuttleworth. He 
worked as a truck driver for several 
trucking companies, most recently 
Card Transport, retiring August 2, 
2006. He was an avid Cleveland 
Browns and Indians fan. Tom also 
enjoyed watching Westerns, and 
NASCAR as well as playing golf 
and softball, and working on cars. 
His wife, the former Francie 
Stevens, whom he married August 
22, 1959, passed away March 5, 
2009. Tom leaves four children; 
Debbie (Tim) Koniowsky of 
Austintown, Sherry (Bart) McGee 
of North Jackson, Tom Jr. (Barb) 
Shuttleworth of Kinsman, and Vicki 
(Scott) Brubaker of Columbiana, 
one brother; Russ Shuttleworth of 
Niles, 13 grandchildren and 12 
great grandchildren. Besides his 
parents and his wife, Tom was 
preceded in death by two brothers 
Bob and Don Shuttleworth and one 
sister: Delores Leonhart. Friends 
may call from 11 AM until 1 PM 
Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge 
Chapel, where services will be held 
at 1 PM on Friday.





Obituary
 

SALEM – Marlene Berger, 89, 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021, after 
brief illness. She was born July 15, 
1932, in Salem the daughter of the 
late Harry and Ester Brown.

Marlene was a 1950 graduate of 
Salem High School.  She was of 
Catholic faith and attended many 
area Parishes. Marlene was a 
homemaker and enjoyed sewing, 
home decorating, cooking, and 
baking.

Her husband, Paul Edward Berger 
whom she married July 11, 1953, 
preceded her in death May 26, 
2019.

Survivors include, one son, Keith 
(Jane Lasse) Berger of Uniontown; 
two daughters, Sherry (Robert) 
Soules of Salem and Leslie 
(Donald) McAbier of Scottsdale, 
Arizona; daughter in law, Marina 
Berger of Salem; five 
grandchildren; 16 great 
grandchildren; two great-great 
grandchildren; and two nephews, 
Daryal and Caryal Emelo of Salem.

Besides her parents and husband, a 
son, Jamie Berger and a sister, 
Donna Bowman, preceded her in 
death.

A funeral service will be held at 
2:00 p.m. August 20, 2021, at 
Highland Memorial Park Chapel in 
Beloit with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating.

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

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

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Teresa Ann Lower, 
60, from Columbiana passed away 
at home on Friday, August 6, 2021, 
after a sudden illness.

Teresa was born on December 16, 
1960 and lived in the area all of her 
life. She was a Columbiana High 
School alumni and earned her 
bachelor’s degree from Kent State 
University.

Teresa's pride and joy were her two 
children Heather and Adam as well 
as her grandson Henry.

Teresa had a deep love for those in 
need. With her career as a physical 
therapist assistant, she spoke often 
of how as while she was helping her 
patients, she would give those a hug 
who needed it. 

Teresa had many friends who loved 
her. Her compassion for others and 
the way she enjoyed making friends 
laugh was truly endearing. She was 
a loyal friend, the type you could 
always call in good times and bad. 
She knew how to love and listen 
without judgement.

She is survived by her daughter, 
Heather Selway (Jeffrey) Pavone of 
Cave Creek, Arizona; son, Adam 
(Patricia) Macry of Scottsdale, 
Arizona; and grandson, Henry 
Lucca Pavone of Cave Creek, 
Arizona. Two brothers, Timothy 
Lower of Foley, Alabama; Kenneth 
Lower of Leetonia. Sister, Amy 
Mango of Columbiana; step sister, 
Dawn Ulicni of LaPorte Indiana. 
Lifelong best friend Gretchen Flinn 
Mansourian of Brentwood, 
Tennessee.

Teresa was preceded in death by her 
parents, Donald Lower and Elna 
Tingle Lower of Columbiana.

A private family celebration of life 
will take place at a later date.

Arrangements have been handled 
by Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Teresa Ann Lower, 
60, from Columbiana passed away 
at home on Friday, August 6, 2021, 
after a sudden illness.

Teresa was born on December 16, 
1960 and lived in the area all of her 
life. She was a Columbiana High 
School alumni and earned her 
bachelor’s degree from Kent State 
University.

Teresa's pride and joy were her two 
children Heather and Adam as well 
as her grandson Henry.

Teresa had a deep love for those in 
need. With her career as a physical 
therapist assistant, she spoke often 
of how as while she was helping her 
patients, she would give those a hug 
who needed it. 

Teresa had many friends who loved 
her. Her compassion for others and 
the way she enjoyed making friends 
laugh was truly endearing. She was 
a loyal friend, the type you could 
always call in good times and bad. 
She knew how to love and listen 
without judgement.

She is survived by her daughter, 
Heather Selway (Jeffrey) Pavone of 
Cave Creek, Arizona; son, Adam 
(Patricia) Macry of Scottsdale, 
Arizona; and grandson, Henry 
Lucca Pavone of Cave Creek, 
Arizona. Two brothers, Timothy 
Lower of Foley, Alabama; Kenneth 
Lower of Leetonia. Sister, Amy 
Mango of Columbiana; step sister, 
Dawn Ulicni of LaPorte Indiana. 
Lifelong best friend Gretchen Flinn 
Mansourian of Brentwood, 
Tennessee.

Teresa was preceded in death by her 
parents, Donald Lower and Elna 
Tingle Lower of Columbiana.

A private family celebration of life 
will take place at a later date.

Arrangements have been handled 
by Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

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





Obituary
 Mark A. Shaffer, age 71, of 
Columbiana, passed away on 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, at his 
home with his family by his side.

He was born on November 6, 1949, 
in Youngstown, son of Stanley and 
Billie Reese Shaffer.

Mark had worked with the State 
Highway Patrol in Galia County 
until he began his career with the 
Columbiana Police Department on 
May 21, 1973. Mark was also a dog 
trainer, he enjoyed woodworking 
and was known as the village 
handyman.

Mark is survived by his three sons, 
Douglas (Michele) Shaffer of 
Columbiana, Brian Shaffer (Kelly 
Stanley) of Lisbon and Jeremy 
(Dana) Shaffer of Colorado 
Springs, CO; his mother, Billie 
Reese Shaffer; two sisters, Cynthia 
(Dan) Wickline of Columbiana and 
Shelley Reash (Michael Powers) of 
Columbiana; nine grandchildren, 
Brandon Shaffer, Brianna Shaffer, 
Bailey Shaffer, Megan Shaffer, 
Maci Shaffer, Rylee Shaffer, Hunter 
Shaffer, Maxwell Shaffer and 
Josephine Shaffer; five great 
grandchildren, Landon Shaffer, 
Kayden Pavlov, Elissa Pavlov, 
Harper Faith and Ryder Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Stanley Shaffer.

The family will receive friends on 
Monday, August 9, 2021, from 4:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, 
August 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Patrick J. Smith officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donations may 
be made to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 
OH 44512.

The family would like to thank 
Hospice of the Valley and Mark’s 
two long time care givers, Mina 
Sell and Barb Hostetter for all their 
care and compassion over this 
difficult time.

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





Obituary
 Mark A. Shaffer, age 71, of 
Columbiana, passed away on 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, at his 
home with his family by his side.

He was born on November 6, 1949, 
in Youngstown, son of Stanley and 
Billie Reese Shaffer.

Mark had worked with the State 
Highway Patrol in Galia County 
until he began his career with the 
Columbiana Police Department on 
May 21, 1973. Mark was also a dog 
trainer, he enjoyed woodworking 
and was known as the village 
handyman.

Mark is survived by his three sons, 
Douglas (Michele) Shaffer of 
Columbiana, Brian Shaffer (Kelly 
Stanley) of Lisbon and Jeremy 
(Dana) Shaffer of Colorado 
Springs, CO; his mother, Billie 
Reese Shaffer; two sisters, Cynthia 
(Dan) Wickline of Columbiana and 
Shelley Reash (Michael Powers) of 
Columbiana; nine grandchildren, 
Brandon Shaffer, Brianna Shaffer, 
Bailey Shaffer, Megan Shaffer, 
Maci Shaffer, Rylee Shaffer, Hunter 
Shaffer, Maxwell Shaffer and 
Josephine Shaffer; five great 
grandchildren, Landon Shaffer, 
Kayden Pavlov, Elissa Pavlov, 
Harper Faith and Ryder Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Stanley Shaffer.

The family will receive friends on 
Monday, August 9, 2021, from 4:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, 
August 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Patrick J. Smith officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donations may 
be made to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 
OH 44512.

The family would like to thank 
Hospice of the Valley and Mark’s 
two long time care givers, Mina 
Sell and Barb Hostetter for all their 
care and compassion over this 
difficult time.

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





Obituary
Bethel J. Odey, age 89, passed away 
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 
2021 at Stone Creek Assisted and 
Memory Care.

She was born August 20, 1931 in 
Bayard, Ohio to Leroy Edwin 
Becker and Faye Odella Miller 
Becker

A member of Maximo Zion Church, 
Bethel was a member of the Eagles, 
and former member of Washington 
Township Women’s Club.

She will be deeply missed by her 
family, including her children, Gary 
(Darla) Odey, Sharon (Jon) 
Mattison, Jerry (Penny) Odey; 
daughter-in-law, Debbie Odey; 
eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven 
great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorla 
Moore, Ronald Becker, and Carolyn 
Caskey; and many nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents, her husband, Richard, 
whom she married October 15, 
1951, and who died May 7, 2015; 
her son, Larry, and her brother, 
Donnie.

A private entombment will be held 
at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Maximo Zion Church, P.O. Box 73 
Maximo, Ohio 44650.

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





Obituary
Terry R. Slingerland, age 76, of 
Alliance, passed away on August 6, 
2021.

He was born February 27, 1945 in 
Indianapolis, Indiana to Isaac R. 
Slingerland and Virginia A. 
(Schuler) Slingerland.

Terry graduated from West Branch 
High School and attended Mount 
Union College.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army; 
and as a self-taught Engineer, Terry 
worked at FormTech for 42 years.

He was a member and Ruling Elder 
at Middle Sandy Evangelical 
Presbyterian Church, and former 
member of the Lions Club.

A true workaholic, when Terry 
wasn’t working around the house or 
yard, he enjoyed bowling, hunting, 
and was a classic/muscle car 
enthusiast.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Carolyn K. (Kibler) 
Slingerland, whom he married 
November 8, 1969; son, Brian 
(Michelle) Slingerland; grandson, 
Isaac Slingerland; sister, Linda 
Stout; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, and his grandson, Noah 
Slingerland.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Friday, August 13, 2021 at Middle 
Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian 
Church, 4306 Homeworth Rd., 
Homeworth, Ohio 44634 with 
Pastor’s Tom Sawyer and Marc 
Shefelton officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 6-8 
p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to 
the service, all at Middle Sandy 
Presbyterian Church.

Entombment with military honors 
will follow at Highland Memorial 
Park.

Memorial Contributions may be 
made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 
200 SE 1st Street 800 Miami, FL 
33131, or Alzheimer’s Association 
408 9th St. SW, Canton, Ohio 
44707.

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





Obituary
SOUTHINGTON- Max Lavon 
Decker, Sr., age 86, passed away 
Saturday morning, August 7th at his 
residence. 
Max was born September 11, 1934 
to the late John and Lucille 
(Dumars) Decker. 
He was a member of Victory 
Christian Church, Max enjoyed his 
spiritual walk with God and singing 
during fellowship at church. He 
enjoyed hunting and fishing, but 
relished spending time with family 
and facetiming his grandchildren. 
Max retired in 1996 from Denman 
Tire as a Machinist and Journeyman 
after 43 years of service. 
If you were to ask Max how he was, 
he would tell you he was “NOT 
TOO SHABBY” or maybe he 
would say he was “FINE AS A 
FROG HAIR SPLIT FOUR WAYS 
”. 
Besides his parents, Max is 
preceded in death by his wife of 51 
years, Donna, his son, Max Jr.; his 
siblings, Roland, Duane, Harriet, 
Virginia, June, Elsie, and Jeanette; 
Max was the last of his generation. 
Max is survived by his wife Karen 
(Higgins) Decker and children, 
LaVonne (Larry) Root of W. 
Farmington, Diane (Steven) George 
of Leavittsburg, Pam (Duane) 
Pridemore of Garrettsville, Lisa 
(Bob) Chapman of Newton Falls, 
daughter-in-law Belinda Decker of 
Southington, Aimee Santagata 
(with who he shared his home), 
Lorraine Decker of Niles, Rebecca 
(Mark) Parrack of Mill Creek, West 
Virginia, and Matthew (Rebecca) 
Decker of Girard; step-sons, Rick 
(Chang) Higgins of Columbus, 
Mike Higgins of Southington, and 
Tim (Sharon) Higgins of Warren; 
26 grandchildren, 41 great-
grandchildren, 10 great-great 
grandchildren, and two on the way; 
7 step grandchildren and 5 step 
great-grandchildren. 
Friends and family may call 10AM 
to 12PM Tuesday, August 10th at 
the Victory Christian Church, 
Warren Campus, 4257 Tod Ave. 
NW in Warren. The funeral service 
will begin at Noon in church with 
Pastor Mikel Lagaras. Interment in 
Graham Cemetery.





Obituary
Wilmer Kenneth “Ken / Jonesy” 
Jones, Jr., 82, of Austintown, 
passed away Wednesday, August 4, 
2021 at Mercy Health Boardman 
from complications due to COVID-
19. Ken was born on August 28, 
1938, in Vanderbilt, PA, a son of 
Wilmer Kenneth Jones, Sr. and 
Lucy (Shallenberger) Jones. He 
married the love of his life, Deryl 
“Dee” Jones on March 29, 1958. 

He was a member of Argus Lodge 
No. 545 in Canfield; Aut Mori 
Grotto of Youngstown; and the 
York Rite bodies of Canfield where 
he was serving St. John’s 
Commandery No. 20 as its Sentinel. 
He was also a recipient of the 
Meritorious Service Award from the 
Grand Commandery of Knights 
Templar of Ohio. He was a member 
of the Ellsworth Volunteer Fire 
Department for 25 years, proudly 
serving as a Lieutenant and as 
President of the Ellsworth 
Firefighter’s Association. 

Ken was larger than life. He had an 
infectious laugh and loved to tell 
stories (just ask anyone who ever 
met him). He never met a stranger 
and would help anyone in need. He 
was a jack of all trades and used 
those skills generously to help 
family, friends and neighbors. He 
loved nature and enjoyed hunting 
with his father, brothers, nephew 
and son-in-law. He adored his 
grandchildren and nieces and 
nephews and always made time to 
attend their events and to take them 
fishing or to catch crawdads in the 
creek. More recently he was 
overjoyed to play with his great-
grandson, Colton. He loved and was 
truly loved by all of his family. He 
will be greatly missed but his smile, 
stories and the fond memories we 
all have of him will live on forever 
in our hearts and minds. Our lives 
were made richer by his love. 

Ken was a 1957 graduate of Dunbar 
Twp. High School. Throughout his 
career, he worked in the oil fields of 
Wyoming, at Fisher Scientific, and 
at Warner & Swasey as a tool tech. 
Then, in 1970 he started at the 
Fisher Body division of General 
Motors in Lordstown where he was 
employed as a journeyman tool 
room machinist for 24 years before 
retiring in 1994. He was also a 
member of the Fire Brigade at GM. 

During the early part of his 
retirement he worked as a 
handyman and continued to serve 
his community as a volunteer. In 
1999 he and Deryl sold their home 
in Ellsworth and traveled the U.S. 
in their camper until 2004 when 
they moved to Austintown. That, 
however, was not the end of their 
travels. They enjoyed many winters 
in Texas and Florida and were 
especially proud of the time they 
spent as hosts at Dinosaur Valley 
National Park. They have traveled 
to all 48 continental U.S. states 
including many state and national 
parks; and often stopped to visit 
with family and friends along the 
way. 

He will be deeply missed by his 
wife of 63 years, Deryl (Keffer) 
Jones of Austintown; daughter 
Dorinda (Bob) Sternburg of 
Canfield; son Kenneth (Tracey) 
Jones of Pittsboro, NC; 
grandchildren Andrew Sternburg, 
Taylor Jones, Marissa (Sternburg) 
(Jeremy) Hartman, Alice Jones, 
Hannah Jones; step-grandchildren 
Arbor Krehnbrink, Comet 
Krehnbrink; great-grandson Colton 
Hartman; brothers David (Ginny) 
Jones of Austintown, Russell 
(Diana) Jones of Brunswick, Barry 
Jones of Amherst and Daniel 
(Janie) Jones of Brook Park; sister-
in-law Ellen (Terry) Hall of 
Dawson, PA; many nieces and 
nephews, great nieces and nephews 
and great-great nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents he was preceded 
in death by his sisters Martha Jeane 
(Jones Ferraro Kunkle) Henry and 
Norma Lee Jones. 

Friends and family will be received 
Thursday, August 12th from 6 to 8 
pm with a Masonic service at 7:30 
pm at the Lane Anstrom Chapel, 
8387 Tod Avenue, Boardman, Ohio 
44512. 
Funeral service will be held on 
Friday, August 13th at 11:00 am at 
the chapel. Due to the 
circumstances of his death, the 
family will require that all attendees 
wear a mask at both. A live feed of 
the funeral service will be available 
for anyone who is unable to or does 
not feel that it is safe to attend. As 
per Ken’s request, cremation will 
follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made in his name 
to the Knights Templar Eye 
Foundation, Inc., 3201 Cross 
Timbers Rd., Flower Mound, TX 
75028 (www.KTEF.org). 

To share a Memory or to Light a 
Candle, please visit the Tribute 
Wall at lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Kathleen Ann Inamdar, 72, of 
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, passed away 
Saturday at Mount Carmel St. 
Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. 

Born June 5, 1949 in Youngstown, 
Kathleen was the daughter of 
Edward and Margaret (Kravec) 
Kollar. 

Kathy was a lifelong nurse with a 
career spanning over forty years. 
Kathy loved her heritage and family 
traditions that had been passed 
down to her. Family was especially 
important to Kathy. She loved 
following her six grandchildren in 
whatever activities they were 
involved in or enjoying. She loved 
vacationing with her family 
especially beach destinations. Her 
ideal day was on a raft in the pool 
or teaching grandchildren to swim. 
Kathy was an avid Buckeye fan and 
she loved anything Elvis and the 
Beatles. Her longtime friends 
became family and she loved to 
celebrate events well. 

Besides her parents, Kathleen was 
preceded in death by her husband 
Ashok Inamdar, and brother-in-law, 
Dr. John Politis. 

Kathleen leaves to cherish her 
memory, her children; daughter 
Karen Ann (Trent) Dowling and son 
Jay Edward (Meredith) Inamdar, 
her grandchildren; Jared and Joel 
Dowling, Andrew, Alex, Eli, and 
Isabel Inamdar, her siblings; 
Raymond (Denise) Kollar, Donald 
(Becki) Kollar, and Joanne Politis; 
and several special cousins, nieces, 
nephews and lifelong friends. 

The family will receive relatives 
and friends, Thursday, August 12th 
at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel in Austintown, Ohio from 
12-1:00 PM. A funeral service will 
be held immediately following at 
1:00 PM at the funeral home. 
Kathleen will be laid to rest at 
Calvary Cemetery. To share 
thoughts of sympathy, visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Colleen K. Lanzer, age 59 of 
Louisville, OH, loving wife, 
mother, gammy and sister, passed 
away Saturday August 7, 2021. She 
was born in Canton, OH to the late 
John and Roslea (Hartshorn) 
Dougherty. Colleen was a 1979 
graduate of Louisville High School. 
She was an employee of A. A. 
Hammersmith Insurance of 
Alliance and a member of the First 
Christian Church in Canton.

Colleen is survived by her husband, 
Kevin and their beloved dog, Daisy; 
two daughters, Katie (Jason) 
Hummel and Holly Pittman; a son 
Riley Adkins; two step daughters, 
Carolyn Lanzer and Katie (Lane) 
Watson; a sister, Rita (Kevin) 
Bradley; a brother, Don (Teresa) 
Dougherty; nine grandchildren and 
a special nephew, Trevor (Nikki) 
Dougherty.

A celebration of life will be 2pm 
Tuesday at the First Christian 
Church, 6900 Market Ave N, 
Canton, OH with Pastor Jimmy 
McLoud officiating. There will be 
no calling hours. On line 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                       Stier – 
Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Anthony Howard Hickman 38, of 
East Palestine, tragically left this 
world early Saturday morning. He 
was in an automobile accident late 
Friday night, August 6, 2021, on Rt 
517 in the Village of Lisbon. He 
was born on March 23, 1983, in 
Salem, the son of Rick D. Hickman 
Sr. and Deborah Jo (Robinson) 
Hickman Schreffler.

( The balance of the obituary will 
soon be coming)

A Celebration of Life Service will 
be observed on Saturday, August 
14, 2021, 3 PM at the Lisbon 
Assembly God Church with Pastor 
Greg Pennington officiating. A time 
of visitation will be from Noon to 3 
PM Saturday at the church (39442 
SR 517, Lisbon, Ohio 44432) A 
private family burial will take place 
in Lisbon Cemetery on Monday.

The family has requested that 
donations be mailed to the funeral 
home (POB 113, Salem, Ohio 
44460) or made Saturday at the 
church.

 

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





Obituary
Ilene G. (Gourley) Mansell, age 79, 
passed away to meet her Mother, 
Father, and Brother on Wednesday 
August 4, 2021 at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. She was 
born in Emrickville, PA on May 10, 
1942 to Glen and Ruth (Stormer) 
Gourley. The family lived on the 
west side of Warren for many years. 
Ilene had two brothers, Arnold 
Gourley (Deceased) of Paint Lick, 
KY and James Gourley of Mecca, 
and a twin sister Arlene Dawson of 
Warren. 
Ilene was a strong woman of the 
Protestant faith loved by many who 
knew her. She was a private person 
that loved to go to antique shows, 
shopping at malls far and wide and 
dine at different restaurants with 
friends and family, especially her 
husbands’ classmates who met once 
a month until the pandemic raised 
its ugly head. She was an 
exceptional cook and enjoyed 
cooking for her sons and families 
when they came home. 
Ilene was a graduate of Warren G. 
Harding High School in 1960. Ilene 
married Phillip G. Mansell on 
February 25, 1961. They had two 
sons, Lonnie (Gina) Mansell of 
Sierra Vista, AZ and Marc (Jacinda) 
Mansell of Southlake, TX. She had 
one grandson, a step grandson, step 
granddaughter, and seven step 
great-grandchildren. She will be 
sadly missed by her husband 
Phillip, her sons Lonnie and Marc 
and their families, her sister Arlene 
Dawson, and brother Jim Gourley 
and their families. 
Cremation has taken place and no 
services are planned at this time. 
Burial will be in Howland 
Township Cemetery. 
The family would like to thank the 
nurses and staff of the ER and the 
5th floor nurses and staff who cared 
for Ilene during her short stay there. 
Also, we would like to thank 
Jessica of Crossroads Hospice who 
was outstanding the short time she 
cared for Ilene. And a special thank 
you to Sharon Lyman, Melinda 
Terela, and Mary Ellen Fusselman 
who helped Ilene these past few 
weeks. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to 
Crossroads Hospice. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Ilene’s family.





Obituary
Alliance:
Ronny L. Dean Sr: age 88, passed 
away Saturday, August 7, 2021at 
Minerva Health and Rehab. He was 
born September 17,1932, in 
Alliance, Ohio to the late Woodrow 
and Kathryn (Drake) Dean
He retired from The United States 
Air Force, after 20 years of service. 
He worked as a baker and a security 
guard after his retirement.
He leaves behind to cherish 
memories, Daughter: Rhonda (Jon) 
Reel, Sons: Ronny Jr. of Minerva, 
Jeff of Alabama, and Joe (Tracy) of 
Virginia. 10 Grandchildren and 
Nine Great- Grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by wife: Charlene 
(June) Dean, who passed away 
March 21, 2008. They were married 
April 29, 1956. Brothers: Larry L. 
(in Vietnam), Woodrow Jr. (Butch), 
and Richard Dean. Grandchildren: 
David John and Josh Dean.
A time of visitation will be held on 
Thursday August 12, 2021 from 10 
am -12 pm at Dean's Funeral Home, 
256 West Ohio Avenue Sebring. 
Funeral service will take place at 
12pm Tuesday August 12, 2021. 
Pastor Quint Bryan will officiate. 
Burial will take place at Highland 
Memorial Cemetery, will full 
military honors.
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Noah Kendell Johnson, 76 passed 
away peacefully on August 4, 2021, 
surrounded by his family at 
Cleveland Clinic. 
Noah was born on September 21, 
1944, in Double Top, Tennessee the 
son of Thomas and Edith 
(Mathews) Johnson. 
On December 11, 1993, he was 
united in marriage to the former 
Sandra Jean Godney with whom he 
shared 29 years of marriage. Noah 
was previously employed by 
Copperweld Steel and worked for 
Bruce & Merrilees as a heavy 
equipment operator for 25 years 
retiring in 2006. A man of faith 
Noah was a dedicated husband, 
father, grandpa and Papa to his 
family. He enjoyed attending his 
grandchildren’s activities and 
spending time with family. Noah 
and his wife Sandy enjoyed 
traveling to Tennessee and Indiana 
to visit family. He will be missed by 
his children Kristi Johnson, Bradley 
Johnson, Jeannie Johnson, Peter 
(Diane) Kasner, Sonny (Michelle) 
Kasner, 9 grandchildren, 4 great 
grandchildren and sister Cletabell. 
He was preceded in death by his 
parents, his wife first wife Joyce 
and second wife Sandra who passed 
February 14, 2021, daughter 
Andrea Neely and 10 brothers and 
sisters. Visitation for family and 
friends will be held at Lane Funeral 
Home Mineral Ridge Chapel on 
Wednesday August 11, 2021, from 
10:00 – 11:00 AM followed by a 
funeral service at 11:00 AM with 
Pastor Bill Carter officiating. Noah 
will be buried at Kerr Cemetery. To 
leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
James R. Oldland, 88 of New 
Springfield died Wednesday 
morning at Washington Square 
Nursing Home, Warren. James was 
born May 11, 1933 in Connellsville, 
PA, a son of the late James E. and 
Ellen E. (Leichleiter). He served in 
the U. S. Army in Okinawa, Japan 
during the Korean War and had 
worked as a yard master and 
brakeman for 39 years for the CSX 
Railroad (previously B & O and 
Chessie Railroad). He had lived in 
Bonita Springs for 20 years, 
returning to this area 10 years ago. 
He was a member of Church Hill 
United Methodist Church in 
Youngstown and Community 
Congregational Church in Naples, 
FL. James served as a deacon of the 
Congregational Church and also 
volunteered for their thrift store. He 
enjoyed landscaping and planting 
his vegetable gardens and was also 
passionate about feeding and 
watching the birds. James loved his 
family and looked forward to the 
family reunions and will be dearly 
missed. He leaves two sons, Ron 
(Lisa) Oldland of Canfield and Jeff 
(Ronna) Langer of Connellsville, 
PA and six grandchildren. Besides 
his parents, James was preceded in 
death by a daughter, Amy Wydick; 
two brothers, Eugene Oldland, 
Raymond Oldland; two sisters, 
Irene Cebulak and Mildred Meigs. 
There will be a private family 
celebration of his life at a later date.





Obituary
Linda Callihan, 72, passed away 
August 3, 2021 after a brief illness. 
Linda was born July 15, 1949 in 
Warren the daughter of James and 
Edna (Evans) Paden. She attended 
Mineral Ridge High School 
graduating in the class of 1967. She 
married her husband James on May 
12, 1979. Linda retired from Delphi 
Packard Electric in 1999 after 30 
years. She enjoyed her travels with 
Jim and dear friends Audrey and 
Larry. Linda loved the Cleveland 
Indians, sunsets on Lake Erie and 
getting together with her “girls”. 
The Crazy 8”s, Pam, April, Pam, 
Karen, Toni, Julie and Pam. Linda 
loved her Class of 1967 and stayed 
in close contact. She was preceded 
in death by her husband Jim, her 
parents and brother Michael Paden. 
Survivors left to cherish her 
memory are sisters Juanita Paden 
Smith, Carol Gordon and Elinor 
Carmouche, several nieces and 
nephews and friends at Old Time 
Baptist Church. Visitation will be 
Monday August 9 from 12-1pm 
with funeral services at 1pm with 
Pastor Richard Elliot officiating. 
Visiting hours and services will be 
held at the Lane Funeral Home 
Mineral Ridge Chapel. Family and 
friends can view the obituary and 
leave condolences for Linda at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com In lieu 
of flowers donations can be sent to 
Mineral Ridge Alumni Association, 
PO Box 191, Mineral Ridge Ohio 
44440.





Obituary
COLUMBIANA – Nancy Carol 
Walter, 82, died Friday, August 6, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center in Salem. She was born May 
21, 1939, in Greenford, Ohio, 
daughter of the late Earl and 
Alverta (Sheen) Blythe.

Nancy was a member of First 
Friends Church in Salem. She was 
an avid bowler who participated in 
tournaments nationwide.

Survivors include her husband, 
Nelson Walter, whom she married 
June 15, 1957, was happily married 
for 64 years; two sons, Donald 
(Sherri) Walter of Lordstown and 
Robert (Annette) Walter of Salem; 
five daughters, Kathy (Kevin) 
Henry of Guyton, GA, Debra 
(William) Wilder of Nicholasville, 
KY, Linda (Jeff) Zellers of Salem, 
Tina (Dennis) Havaich of Niles and 
Tammy (Robert) Lake of East 
Rochester; sister, Marlene Chestnut 
of Salem; brother, Thomas Blythe 
of Austintown; 17 grandchildren 
and 13 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by a sister, June 
Carlisle and a brother, Edward 
Blythe.

A funeral service will be held at 
2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, 
2021, at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor Chris Spark officiating. 
Burial will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit.

Calling hours will be held from 
1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday 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 Nancy’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Betty Lou (Campbell) 
Griffith, died Thursday, August 5, 
2021, at Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center. She was born 
June 23, 1934, in Alliance, daughter 
of the late Robert and Ethel 
(Dunlap) Campbell.

Betty was a 1952 graduate of 
Sebring High School where she was 
a member of the Sebring High 
School Trojan Band. She was a 
1955 graduate of Hannah Mullins 
School of Nursing in Salem as a 
registered nurse. Betty worked as a 
nurse in El Paso, Texas and the 
Salem City Hospital.

She had been a member of the 
North Benton Presbyterian Church 
as a child. After she was married, 
she was a member of the Damascus 
Friends Church, where she met and 
served her Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Betty enjoyed playing softball with 
her church team. She later became a 
member of the Believers Christian 
Fellowship in Salem. For many 
years, she enjoyed mowing the 
Damascus Cemetery and the 
Damascus Community Center.

Survivors include her husband, 
Mahlon “Junior” Griffith Jr. whom 
she married September 3, 1955; 
children, Larry (Beth) Griffith of 
Damascus, Lennie (Beth) Griffith 
of Salem, Lynn Taylor of 
Damascus, and Lance (Tina) 
Griffith of Damascus; 15 
grandchildren and 14 great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is preceded 
in death by her brother, Robert 
Campbell Jr; sister, Helen Stanley 
and one infant grandson, Tyler 
Griffith.

A funeral service will be held at 
2:00 p.m. Monday at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Robert 
Rowley officiating. Interment will 
follow at Damascus Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 
1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday, August 9, 
2021, 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, memorial 
donations may be made to 
Community Hospice, 2341 E. State 
St., Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.

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

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





Obituary
Glenn Robert “Bobby 
Dinker/Hippie” Rotzel, 71, passed 
away at 11:27 a. m., on Monday, 
August 2, 2021, at his home in 
Butler Twp, Salem, OH.

He was born on July 24, 1950, in 
Salem, the son to his late parents; 
Warren Glenn and Doris Jean 
(Dixon) Rotzel. A 1968 graduate of 
South Range High School. He was 
nicknamed by his family, “Bobby 
Dinker”. Glenn became an 
assemblyman for Triad, a door 
manufacturing company in North 
Lima, OH. Following Triad, he was 
employed at Lyle Print in their 
Farm and Dairy division. Glenn 
was a lover of all animals, 
especially his cat; Oreo. He enjoyed 
westerns on TV, watching a good 
smack down with the WWE, and 
could be found most game days 
cheering on his Cleveland Browns, 
in unison with the die hard fans of 
the “Dawg Pound”...most likely 
with a Pepsi in his hand. Glenn 
could often be found at the Drag 
Strip and he looked forward to 
topping of his summer by spending 
time with friends and family at the 
Canfield Fair. Metal scrapping was 
a hobby and time spent tinkering in 
the garden. While Glenn was know 
by all as a hard worker, he knew 
how to relax just as hard. Spending 
time in nature “relaxing with 
elements of nature” is what earned 
him the nickname, “Hippie” from 
his friends.

Glenn is survived by his longtime 
companion; Rebecca Bingham, 
siblings; Sandra (Larry) Dearth, 
Mary Jo (Steve) Farkas, both of 
Salem, Carroll Rotzel of Niles, OH, 
and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Glenn is 
preceded in death by his sister; 
Glenda Rae McCartney.

A private family gathering and 
viewing was held on Thursday, 
August 5, 2021. Glenn will be laid 
to rest at Hope Cemetery in Salem.

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





Obituary
Ennio P. Migliarini “MIG”, 95, 
passed away Tuesday, July 29, 
2021, at the Truman House in New 
Philadelphia, Ohio. He was born on 
July 23, 1926.

He was a World War II veteran.

He is predeceased by his wife, Elsie 
May Hughes.

He is survived by three daughters, 
Diana McCarthy, son-in-law Rob; 
Linda Gullufsen, son-in-law Rex; 
and Betty Smith, son-in-law Greg; 
11 grandchildren, and 16 great 
grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made 
to the Wounded Warrior Project, 
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, 
Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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

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





Obituary
Theresa K. Weisenburger, 66 of 
Alliance, went home to be with the 
Lord on Monday August 2nd, 2021. 

She was born to Theda (Sanor) & 
Thomas Collins on April 3rd, 1955 
and was a lifelong resident of 
Alliance.  She was an avid sports 
fan and enjoyed watching the 
Steelers and youth baseball teams. 

She is survived by her husband of 
42 years, Harold “Richard” 
Weisenburger; her son, Kem “Lee” 
(Billie Jo) Hatton of Alliance; 
Daughter, Jeana Blackwell of 
Alliance; Step-Daughters, Stacy 
(Chester) Hawk of Minerva, Lisa 
(Corey) Brothers of Salineville; and 
9 Grandchildren: Alyssa, Alexis, & 
Aliza Hatton, Michael & Myka 
Blackwell, Stacey and Corey Hawk, 
and Hannah and Alivia Brothers. 

She was preceded in death by her 
parents and siblings Harry Collins 
and Joanne Nelson. 

In lieu of services, a private family 
Celebration of Life will be held. 

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





Obituary
Elsie Mae (Murray) Dietz, 100, of 
Salem, OH, passed away at 7:00 p. 
m., on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 
Salem North Healthcare Center.

She was born on August 30, 1920, 
in Chester, WV, the daughter to her 
late parents; William and Olive 
(Ewing) Murray. She married 
Harold Mull, who served in 
Germany during WWII, and gave 
his life serving his country. During 
wartime, Elsie worked at Mullins in 
Salem, a plumbing fixture company 
that later became American 
Standard. During wartime it was 
converted to a manufacturer of 
ammunition shells to help with the 
war efforts. Good fortune shone on 
Elsie when she was blessed to fall 
in love once again and married her 
husband; Robert Dietz, whom she 
spent many years sharing life’s 
journey with as they built a 
wonderful life together. He passed 
away in 1991. Additionally, Elsie 
was employed at Homer Laughlin 
China Co. in the decorating 
department and for 20 years as a 
packer at the Clark Pulley Co., 
retiring in 1985. Early on she 
attended the Christian Church in 
Chester, WV. Elsie was one that did 
not have idle hands. She is one you 
could definitely referred to as 
someone who had a “green thumb” 
and it was not exclusive to 
vegetables. She enjoyed spending 
time in her flower gardens just as 
much. She appreciated the art of 
ceramics and the decorating of 
pottery. She spent many years as 
room mother in her children’s 
classrooms. Elsie was always busy, 
always working. She was without 
question a “hands on” mother. 
Everything she did, she did out of a 
deep love for her family and this 
continued throughout her lifetime 
even as the family grew with the 
addition of grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and great great 
grandchildren. Elsie’s life was one 
given in service to those she loved 
and to those who loved her 
most...one hundred years was not 
enough. She will be deeply missed.

Elsie is survived by her children; 
Robert (Amy) Dietz of Salem, Judy 
(Brian) Allensworth of 
Reynoldsburg, OH, daughter-in-
law; Lettie Mull of Salem, 4 
grandchildren, 9 great 
grandchildren, and 2 great great 
grandchildren.

Additionally to her husbands; 
Harold and Robert, Elsie is 
preceded in death by her son; 
William Mull, sisters; Sarah Riggs, 
Mildred Kirby, Esther Caler, and 
brothers; Robert, Paul, and Forrest 
Murray.

There will be no public services. A 
private family burial will take place 
at a later date.

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





Obituary
Stephen Fred Klaas, 66, of Knox 
Twp, Beloit, OH, passed away at 
8:58 a. m., on Thursday, July 29, 
2021 at his home.

He was born on September 12, 
1954, in Alliance, OH, the son of 
his late parents; Robert and Delores 
(Burroughs) Klaas. Stephen was a 
1972 graduate of West Branch High 
School. He was a Superintendent 
for a Commercial Contractor. 
Stephen married his wife; the 
former Joanne Bycraft on April 15, 
2006. Together they spent 15 years 
building their life together. He 
enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, or 
doing anything that enabled him to 
spend time up on a mountain and to 
be able to take in the majestic view 
of the world around him. He had a 
fondness for race cars and 
especially enjoyed spending time at 
the drag strip racing his Camero. 
But, truly deep down, Stephen was 
a home body and spending time 
with his family was what he 
cherished most.

In addition to his wife, Stephen is 
survived by his children; Jason 
Klaas of Youngstown, Jeremiah 
Klaas of Divide, CO, Jeannette 
(Jason) Scranton of Peninsula, OH, 
Angela (Dustin) Linder, Samantha 
Poteet, both from Alliance, OH, 
Ryan Bandy of Beloit, nine 
grandchildren, one great grandchild.

Along with his parents, Stephen is 
preceded in death by a grandchild 
and his sister; Roberta Klaas.

There will be no services. Stephen 
will be laid to rest in Alliance City 
Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Rose Alice (Aliulis) Andrews 96, of 
Center Township, Lisbon, died at 
2:48 AM Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in 
the emergency room at Salem 
Regional Medical Center.

She was born on August 9, 1924, 
(at the family home where she 
currently resided) the daughter of 
the late George and Alice (Stankus) 
Aliulis.

Rose has been a lifetime area 
resident and a 1941 Graduate of 
David Anderson High School. She 
was an assembly line worker at GM 
Lordstown until retirement in 1988.

Rose was a member of St. Philip 
Neri Catholic Church and very 
active in her day. She was always 
involved in the church dinners, the 
Altar and Rosary Society and all 
other events there. Rose loved her 
flowers and enjoyed being outside 
working in the dirt planting her 
flowers. Her hands were never idle, 
indoors was quilting, working on 
things around the house.

She had her beloved dog and cats 
that were her children that needed 
loved and cared for. She also 
followed sports and liked the 
Pittsburgh Steelers. The love of 
traveling was always in her blood, 
but become more so after 
retirement. She took car trips in the 
states and flew to many places as 
well as to Europe several times.

She is survived by her daughter 
Barbara Ann (Joseph) Beachler of 
Lisbon, four grandchildren, seven 
great-grandchildren and four great 
great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Rose was 
preceded in death by her husband 
Arthur Andrews who died in World 
War 2, and brothers George and 
Edward.

A Mass will be held on Saturday, 12 
Noon, July 31, 2021, at St. Philip 
Neri Catholic Church 11297 Gavers 
Rd., Hanoverton, Ohio 44423. The 
Father Thomas P. Dyer will be 
officiating. The burial will follow in 
St. Pauls Cemetery. The time of 
visitation will be from 11:30 to 
noon at the church on Saturday.

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





Obituary
Stacie Nichole Wallace-Anthony, 
44, a resident of Austintown, OH, 
passed away unexpectedly on 
August 1, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital. 

Stacie was born June 8,1977 in 
Youngstown, Ohio to parents 
Robert and Deborah (Quattro) 
Wallace. She was a graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School in 
1995. She attended Youngstown 
State University before relocating 
to Alabama. There, she welcomed 
the light of her life, her daughter, 
Kylie Anthony, into this world in 
June of 1999. She lived in Italy for 
a few years before ultimately 
returning home to Austintown. She 
worked for Tenet Healthcare as a 
Team Lead and was also a 
Supervisor at the Covelli Centre. 

Stacie is survived by her daughter 
(fiancé Adam Beebe), her parents, 
her brother Matthew (Ashley) 
Wallace, her nephews Jakob and 
Jaden Wallace, and her niece 
Jamisen Wallace; numerous aunts, 
uncles and cousins and many, many 
dear friends. She is also survived by 
her beloved pets: Gus, Rudy and 
Marshall. She was preceded in 
death by both her maternal and 
paternal grandparents. 

Stacie was an avid Auburn Tigers 
and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, lover of 
animals and all genres of music. 
She enjoyed spending time with 
family, especially with her cousins 
during their Thursday night “date 
nights”. She had a heart of gold and 
was a cherished friend to many. 

Stacie’s final act was to give the gift 
of life through organ, eye, and 
tissue donation. Many lives will be 
touched and enriched because of 
this beautiful gift. 

In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests that donations be made to 
All About the Pawz animal rescue, 
https://www.allaboutthepawz.com/ , 
an organization dear to her heart. 

Family and friends will be received 
from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 
9, 2021 at Lane Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel. A Funeral Service 
will be held on Tuesday, August 10 
at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.





Obituary
John Wesley Morrison 77, of 
Salem, died at 4:04 AM Saturday, 
July 31, 2021, at his home.

He was born on September 26, 
1943, at the family home in 
Sebring, son of Freeman and 
Evelyn (Jellison) Morrison.

He was a lifetime area resident and 
was a career truck driver for various 
companies over the years. The 
commercial truck companies were 
Roadway, Yellow Freight and 
delivered for J M Smuckers. He 
also served in the US Army from 
1960 to 1963.

John will always be remembered 
being outside cutting the grass. He 
always enjoyed the outdoors and 
going for nice walks. There were 
many things that brought him joy 
over the years, the times the 
grandchildren visited were mighty 
special. He loved to follow 
NASCAR during the racing season. 
There was one big thing that he 
found hard to pass up, sweets. He 
had a sweet tooth up to the very 
end.

He is survived by the love of his 
life, Susan Renee (Tuel) Morrison, 
whom he married on June 12, 1976, 
his daughter Jennifer Hippely of 
Salem, grandchildren; Elizabeth 
Seaman, Brandon, Aubrie and 
Connor Hippely, great 
grandchildren; Charlotte and 
Benjamin Seaman, a 
brotherFreeman Daniel Morrison in 
Tenn.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by a daughter 
Heather Morrison, and sisters Carol 
Hanson and Mary Ann Schrader.

There will be no public calling 
hours or services held. He will be 
buried in Grandview Cemetery, 
Sebring, Ohio.

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





Obituary
 Mark A. Shaffer, age 71, of 
Columbiana, passed away on 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, at his 
home with his family by his side.

He was born on November 6, 1949, 
in Youngstown, son of Stanley and 
Billie Reese Shaffer.

Mark had worked with the State 
Highway Patrol in Galia County 
until he began his career with the 
Columbiana Police Department on 
May 21, 1973. Mark was also a dog 
trainer, he enjoyed woodworking 
and was known as the village 
handyman.

Mark is survived by his three sons, 
Douglas (Michele) Shaffer of 
Columbiana, Brian Shaffer (Kelly 
Stanley) of Lisbon and Jeremy 
(Dana) Shaffer of Colorado 
Springs, CO; his mother, Billie 
Reese Shaffer; two sisters, Cynthia 
(Dan) Wickline of Columbiana and 
Shelley Reash (Michael Powers) of 
Columbiana; nine grandchildren, 
Brandon Shaffer, Brianna Shaffer, 
Bailey Shaffer, Megan Shaffer, 
Maci Shaffer, Rylee Shaffer, Hunter 
Shaffer, Maxwell Shaffer and 
Josephine Shaffer; five great 
grandchildren, Landon Shaffer, 
Kayden Pavlov, Elissa Pavlov, 
Harper Faith and Ryder Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Stanley Shaffer.

The family will receive friends on 
Monday, August 9, 2021, from 4:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, 
August 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Patrick J. Smith officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donations may 
be made to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 
OH 44512.

The family would like to thank 
Hospice of the Valley and Mark’s 
two long time care givers, Mina 
Sell and Barb Hostetter for all their 
care and compassion over this 
difficult time.

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





Obituary
 Mark A. Shaffer, age 71, of 
Columbiana, passed away on 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, at his 
home with his family by his side.

He was born on November 6, 1949, 
in Youngstown, son of Stanley and 
Billie Reese Shaffer.

Mark had worked with the State 
Highway Patrol in Galia County 
until he began his career with the 
Columbiana Police Department on 
May 21, 1973. Mark was also a dog 
trainer, he enjoyed woodworking 
and was known as the village 
handyman.

Mark is survived by his three sons, 
Douglas (Michele) Shaffer of 
Columbiana, Brian Shaffer (Kelly 
Stanley) of Lisbon and Jeremy 
(Dana) Shaffer of Colorado 
Springs, CO; his mother, Billie 
Reese Shaffer; two sisters, Cynthia 
(Dan) Wickline of Columbiana and 
Shelley Reash (Michael Powers) of 
Columbiana; nine grandchildren, 
Brandon Shaffer, Brianna Shaffer, 
Bailey Shaffer, Megan Shaffer, 
Maci Shaffer, Rylee Shaffer, Hunter 
Shaffer, Maxwell Shaffer and 
Josephine Shaffer; five great 
grandchildren, Landon Shaffer, 
Kayden Pavlov, Elissa Pavlov, 
Harper Faith and Ryder Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his 
father, Stanley Shaffer.

The family will receive friends on 
Monday, August 9, 2021, from 4:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, 
August 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Patrick J. Smith officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donations may 
be made to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 
OH 44512.

The family would like to thank 
Hospice of the Valley and Mark’s 
two long time care givers, Mina 
Sell and Barb Hostetter for all their 
care and compassion over this 
difficult time.

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





Obituary
Heather L. Davis, 66 of Canfield 
died unexpectedly Saturday 
morning at the University of TN 
Medical Center, Knoxville, 
following a car accident on 
Monday. Heather was born January 
19, 1955 in New Castle, PA. She 
graduated from Canfield High 
School in 1972 and was owner of 
the Fithian/Wilbert Vault Company 
where she had worked for 40 years, 
retiring in 2020. Heather has also 
owned and operated Cobblestone 
Corner since 
2000. Prior to working at the vault 
company, Heather worked as a 
dispatcher for the Mahoning 
County Sheriff’s Department. She 
was a caring and fun-loving person. 
She showed love and compassion 
towards not only the people she 
cared for, but for all the animal 
rescue groups that she supported 
including Friends of Fido and 
Healthy Hearts and Paws Projects, 
where she served as a board 
member. Heather’s interest in crafts 
was always evolving. She would 
purchase everything she needed and 
more for a certain craft, always 
taking classes and learning new 
crafts. Heather also enjoyed 
mentoring others and teaching 
crafts. She enjoyed crocheting, 
scrapbooking, making dog beds for 
the dogs and most recently making 
pillowcases and pillowcase dresses 
for friends and family. She enjoyed 
traveling, especially the trips to 
Disney World, New York City and 
Washington, DC for the White 
House Easter Egg Roll and was a 
long-time Indians fan. She was 
selfless and enjoyed giving to 
others and will be dearly missed by 
many including her husband, Mark, 
whom she married August 10, 
2019; half sister, Lisa (Rick) 
Malutic of Austintown; a half-
brother, Edward (Pam) DeVite,II of 
Edinburg, PA; her adoptive family, 
Jeannie and Tony Giansante; her 
bonus daughters, Lacey (Chris) and 
their children, Maks and Danica; 
Lexie (John) and their children, Gia 
and Presley; Jenn (Mike) and their 
children, Cali and Piper and her 
aunt Barb( Tom). Heather was 
Godmother to Preston Stitt, Fairy 
Godmother to Cassie Stitt and 
leaves an adoptive nephew, 
Michael. She also leaves her 
beloved dog, Maggie Moo. Heather 
was preceded in death by her 
mother, Rejena “Jean” Fithian; her 
birth father, Edward DeVite, Sr., her 
adoptive father, Ray T. Davis, step-
father, Bob Fithian, and a half-
sister, Jennie Jo Smith. Heather was 
also preceded in death by her dog, 
Snickers. Friends may call on 
Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 
Boardman and Saturday from 10-
10:45 a.m. followed by a 
Celebration of Life service at 11:00 
a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of 
flowers, the family requests 
material tributes to take the form of 
donations to Healthy Hearts and 
Paws, 384 Collar Price Rd., 
Brookfield, OH 44403.





Obituary
CHAMPION- Helen K. Skovran, 
age 99, passed away Monday, 
August 2, 2021 at the Windsor 
House in Champion after a period 
of declining health. 
Helen was born September 4, 1921 
in Akron, Ohio to the late Michael 
and Olga (Myrna) Kuzmick. She 
graduated from the former Johnston 
High School. 
Helen retired as a harness maker 
from Packard Electric with over 25 
years of service. She was an 
accomplished baker; specializing in 
making wonderful pies! 
Helen was a devout member of St. 
John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 
where she was a member of the 
woman’s club. She baked desserts 
for the many fish dinners held at St. 
John’s over the years. 
Helen loved to travel, sew, and 
bowl. Family was her main priority, 
but her grandchildren were her 
favorites. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded 
in death by her husband of 47 years, 
Stephen Skovran, a sister, and two 
brothers. 
Helen is survived by her children, 
Karen (Jay) Lantz and Jim (Lynn) 
Skovran, five grandchildren, Ryan 
(Lisa) Lantz, Adam (Ann) Lantz, 
Kylee Skovran, Jill Skovran, and 
Stephen (Katie) Skovran; and 5 
great-grandchildren. 
The funeral service will be 11AM, 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at St. 
John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 
2220 Reeves Rd. NE in Warren, 
with Fr. Brian Crivella officiating. 
Friends may call one hour prior to 
services at church. Burial in 
Pineview Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to the 
church. 
Helen’s family would like to offer a 
special thank you to staff of 
Windsor House at Champion, 
especially Missy, for the love and 
wonderful care they gave her. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Helen’s family.





Obituary
Virginia “Ginny” Shreve, 90, 
passed away peacefully at home on 
Monday August 2, 2021. Virginia 
was born on August 18, 1930, in 
Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of 
the late Harry and Florence 
(McCarthy) Burk. On November 
17, 1951, she was united in 
marriage to G. Howard Shreve. 
They would spend the next 61 years 
together, until Howard’s passing. A 
1948 graduate of Rayen High 
School, Virginia continued her 
education at Youngstown College 
receiving her associate degree in 
Medical Technology. She was 
employed by Northside Hospital as 
a med tech prior to starting a family 
and becoming a full-time mother. 
Virginia worked alongside her 
husband for over 30 years with the 
day-to-day operations of the 
Associated School Employees 
Credit Union. To this day, many 
members remember the early years, 
when the credit union was in their 
home, and Ginny would often have 
fresh baked cookies to share. An 
active member of Westview Church 
of Christ, Virginia enjoyed 
traveling, gardening, knitting and 
reading. She was an avid Cleveland 
Indians fan who attended a 1948 
World Series game between the 
Indians and the Braves. She kept up 
with current events and enjoyed 
discussing them with her family. 
Perhaps more than anything, she 
loved spending time with her 
children and grandchildren, as well 
as her extended and church 
families. 
She is survived by her children 
Jennifer (Mike) Kurish and their 
children Caitlin and Jonathan of 
Austintown and Scott (Evelyn) 
Shreve and their children Nathan 
and Raymond of Devon, PA. She 
was preceded in death by her 
husband, sister June Edwards and 
brother Ronald Burk. Friends may 
call from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on 
Friday August 6, 2021, at Lane 
Funeral Home Austintown Chapel 
and from 10:30 – 11:00 AM on 
Saturday August 7th with a funeral 
service to follow at 11:00 AM at the 
funeral home. Burial will follow at 
Greenhaven Cemetery. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
express condolences to the family.





Obituary
CANFIELD-We celebrate the life 
of our father, grandfather, great-
grandfather, uncle, neighbor and 
friend, John “Jack” Birath, who 
celebrated his 98th birthday June 
22, 2021. Dad was reunited with the 
love of his life on Thursday, July 
29, 2021. His beloved wife of 63 
years, Mary Katherine (Backus) 
Birath, left us in 2006, and Dad 
frequently said that he was looking 
forward to seeing her in heaven. 
Dad was born on June 22, 1923, at 
home in Youngstown, to Johan 
(John) Albin Birath and Ellen 
Lindquist Birath. He was preceded 
in death by his parents, and 
stepmother Marie Gustafson Birath; 
four brothers, Louis, Donald, 
Kenneth and Carl; four sisters, 
Vivian, Ethel Baker, Ellen Mae 
Lyster, and Donna Jean Whitenack; 
stepbrothers Robert, Roger and 
Ralph Gustafson; and stepsister 
Anna Marie Martindale. Dad is 
survived by his two children, John 
(Bonnie) Birath of Columbus, and 
Susan (Tim) Jacob of Boardman. 
He was a loving grandfather 
(always known as “Pop”) to five 
grandchildren, John (Nimisha), 
James (Carol), Heather, Jennifer 
(Brian) Gerschutz, and Michael 
(Suzanne) Pfeiffer; nine great-
grandchildren, Meirra, Shayla, Jack, 
Kate, Maddie, Ava, Drew, Nolan 
and Lena; and many nieces and 
nephews. An Army veteran of 
World War ll, Dad served with 
distinction in both the European and 
Pacific theaters. He observed that 
the Army taught him discipline and 
leadership, both qualities that 
helped him to temper his somewhat 
rebellious youthful spirit. (He is one 
of the few persons who tumbled 
over Lanterman’s Falls when, as a 
teenager, he attempted to prove he 
could walk over the ledge above the 
falls, but slipped and down he 
went!) After the war, he was 
employed by Commercial Shearing 
as a press operator, Republic Steel 
as a motor inspector, and Boardman 
Schools as head custodian at 
Glenwood Avenue Middle School, 
from which he retired. Dad was an 
accomplished woodworker, 
vegetable and flower gardener, and 
all-around “Jack of all trades.” His 
woodworking projects, made from 
plans he created, adorn the homes 
of his children and grandchildren. A 
private service for family will be 
held at a later date. In lieu of 
flowers, our family asks that you 
consider a contribution in Dad’s 
memory to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 
Ohio 44512, or to a charity of your 
choice.





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Jeffrey A. 
Morrow, 53, passed away Saturday, 
July 31, 2021 at his residence. He 
was born September 1, 1967 in 
Salem, a son of Ronald and Carol 
(Liepper) Morrow. Jeff was a 
welder and machinist, employed by 
Jet Stream International. He was a 
graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School. He enjoyed golf and loved 
baseball and was an enthusiastic fan 
of both the Cleveland Indians and 
Browns. Jeff is survived by his 
brother, James H. (Jessica) Morrow 
of Youngstown and 4 nephews. He 
was preceded in death by his 
parents. There will be a Memorial 
Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 
14th at the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Aurelia D. Dobrila, age 89, of 
Alliance passed away on August 2, 
2021.

She was born on March 7, 1932 in 
Arpasu De Sus, Romania to 
Gheorghe and Maria (Simion) 
Dates.  Aurelia moved to Alliance 
in May of 1991. She then moved to 
Florida in 2002, returning to 
Alliance in April of 2007.

During her years in Alliance, 
Aurelia worked for Phil’s 
Greenhouse, Buckeye Village 
Bakery and Heggy’s. She was a 
member of St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are several cousins, nieces and 
nephews including Doina and Nelu 
Rosu from Făgăraș, Romania; 
Lucian and Miorita and family from 
London England; Dragos and Dana 
from London, England; and Vali 
from Arpașu De Jos, Romania.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents, Gheorghe and Maria Dates; 
her husband, Ion Dobrila; sisters, 
Mary Gainor and Victoria Vienna; 
and nephew, Dr. Virgil Vulcu.

A visitation will be held on Friday, 
August 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
with a Saracusta service at 7:30 
p.m. at St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church.   A funeral 
service will be held on Saturday, 
August 7th at 11:00 a.m. at St. 
Nicholas Romanian Orthodox 
Church officiated by the Rev. Fr. 
Pantelimon Stanciu with a burial to 
follow at Alliance City Cemetery.   

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





Obituary
Charles T. “Tom” Brown, 87, of 
Columbiana, passed away, Monday, 
August 2, 2021, at his home with 
family by his side.

He was born December 3, 1933, in 
Rochester, PA, the son of Charles S. 
and Harriet Myers Brown.

Tom graduated from Hopewell 
High School in 1950 and was a 
graduate of Geneva College, he 
served in the U.S. army from 1955 
to 1957.

Tom worked as a Metal Buyer with 
LTV Steel in Pittsburgh and 
Cleveland, retiring in 1997. Tom 
was also employed by Visiting 
Angels as a caregiver for his son 
Randy for 12 years.

Tom was a member of the 
Columbiana United Methodist 
Church; he sang in the choir and 
was part of their Way Station 
project. He coached peewee 
football and was a basketball 
referee. He also served on the 
Hopewell Township Volunteer Fire 
Department. Tom enjoyed hunting 
and fishing with family and friends 
and was a former member of the 
New Middletown Farmers and 
Sportsmen Club, where he shot 
with the trap team. He also loved 
spending time at the YMCA in 
Boardman.

Tom married his first wife, Nancy 
Porter in 1956, and resided in 
Hopewell Township, PA and later in 
Avon Lake, OH for 24 years before 
moving to Columbiana. After 
Nancy’s death in 2015, Tom 
married Anne Benner in 2017.

Along with his wife, Tom leaves a 
son, Randall Brown; a daughter, 
Kathy (Jack) Pettibon; two 
granddaughters, Kristen (Kevin) 
Hook and Hallie (Brian) Galgano; 
one great grandson, Emmet Hook 
and two great granddaughters, 
Everly Hook and Scout Galgano; as 
well as Anne’s son, Matthew 
Benner and granddaughters, 
Sydney, Reagan, and Alexis 
Benner. He also leaves a brother, 
John (Elaine) Brown of Leesburg, 
FL.

There will be no calling hours, but a 
celebration of life is planned at a 
later date.

The family wishes to express their 
gratitude to our friends, church 
family and the Beaver Lake 
neighborhood for their prayers and 
many kindnesses.

Professional services are being 
handled by the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home.

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





Aaron Lee Morrison, 45, of Beloit, 
OH, passed away at his home 
Wednesday evening, July 28, 2021.

He was born on May 28, 1976, in 
Alliance, OH, to his father; Gary L. 
Morrison of Salem, and his mother; 
the late Karen J. (Hemela) 
Morrison.

Aaron was the owner/operator of 
A.M. Construction, which 
specialized in construction and 
masonry. Among Aaron’s many 
hobbies were ATV bikes, motor 
bikes and CRA racing each week. 
He enjoyed going on Poker Runs 
and hitting the open road with his 
friends. Fishing, bow hunting, and 
camping were ways he liked to 
connect with the great outdoors. 
Aaron was not one to stay still for 
very long. If he wasn’t enjoying one 
of his many outdoor hobbies, he 
could be found working on the 
house or in the garage working on 
his car or motorcycle. He was a 
member of the Bible Methodist 
Church in Salem and enjoyed a 
frequent “cup o’ joe” with the 
Pastor. Aaron’s heartbeat was for 
serving others and for his family. If 
someone was in need, he was there 
for them. His true joy was spending 
time, whether on vacation or at 
home, with his kids and grandson.

In addition to his father and step-
mother; Rose (Beer) Morrison of 
Salem, Aaron is survived by his 
wife; Cindy (Spiker) Morrison, 
children; Tyler and Taylor Morrison 
of Salem, Preston Prodger of Beloit, 
OH, grandson; Braxton Eugene 
Morrison, siblings; Mary Ann 
(Doug) Wike of Beloit, Kim (Bob) 
Diver of Berlin Center, OH, Casey 
Marr of FL, Tracy (Bob) Morrison 
of Youngstown, Sandy Scott of 
Beloit, Jim (Nicole) Beer of Salem.

Due to a recent outbreak of Covid-
19 in the Salem area, masks will be 
required by everyone attending the 
services at the funeral home.

Visitation for Aaron will be at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral & Cremation Services in 
Salem, on Friday, August 6, 2021, 
from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. and on 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10 a. 
m. to 11 a. m. with a celebration of 
life service at 11 a. m. at the funeral 
home with Reverend David W 
Crosley of the Church. Burial will 
Saturday, immediately follow the 
service at Damascus Cemetery.





Obituary
WESTERVILLE – Kathleen “Kay” 
Genevieve Stanga, 98, died 
Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the 
Village of Westerville in 
Westerville, Ohio. She was born 
September 28, 1922, in Fresno, 
Ohio, the daughter of the late 
William Arthur and Mildred Leora 
(Parkhill) Boyd.

Kay was a 1940 graduate of Keene 
High School and graduated from 
Bliss Business College. She was a 
former deacon of the First 
Presbyterian Church, a member of 
the Salem Elks Auxiliary, a charter 
member of the Salem YWCA and a 
board member of Century House.

Survivors include her husband, 
Bruno Louis Stanga, whom she 
married December 27, 1952; a son, 
Mark (Jane) Stanga of Arlington, 
Virginia; two daughters, Linda 
(Steve) Scott of Granville, Ohio and 
Lisa Thompson of Westerville, 
Ohio; five grandchildren, Lindsay 
(Andrew) Trombley, Neil Stanga, 
Rachael and Emma Cronin, and 
Neil Thompson; and three great-
grandchildren, Charlie, Ava and 
Sloane Trombley.

A private entombment will be held 
at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 
12 at Highland Memorial Park in 
Beloit. A Celebration of Life will be 
held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made 
in Kathleen’s name to First 
Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second 
St., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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





Obituary
Warren – Lee E. Faller, 83, passed 
away Friday morning, July 30, 
2021, at Trumbull Memorial 
Medical Center. 
Lee was born on October 11, 1937, 
in Brookfield, OH, a son of the late 
Frank and Madge Faller. 
He was a 1955 graduate of 
Brookfield High School and joined 
the United States Air Force to serve 
his country until he was honorably 
discharged in 1959. He worked at 
Commercial Intertech for 28 years 
until he retired in 1999. 
He was an avid golfer, gardener, 
and wood worker. He also loved to 
travel the world with his wife. 
Lee will be deeply missed by his 
loving wife, Judith Brown Faller, 
whom he married on May 20, 1995; 
daughter Ginny (Ted) Ragan; 
stepson Charles (Janice) Hackett; 
and grandchildren, Andrew Ragan 
and Ellie Ragan. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his 
stepdaughter, Deborah Williams 
and brothers, Howard and Glen 
Faller. 
Cremation was entrusted with Lane 
Family Funeral Homes – Madasz 
Chapel in Brookfield. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Southington – Richard “Dick” Iler, 
79, passed away Friday evening, 
July 30, 2021, at his home, 
surrounded by his family. 
Richard was born on January 31, 
1942, in Salem, OH a son of the 
late Elden and Catherine Iler. 
He attended Lordstown High 
School and was drafted into the 
United States Army to service his 
country. He enjoyed working on, 
building, and driving motorcycles 
and old cars. 
Richard will be deeply missed by 
his loving wife, Cheryl Iler, whom 
he married on October 5, 1968; 
sons, Chris (Julie) Iler and Chad 
Iler; six grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; brothers, Dale 
(Jacque) Iler and Pete (Heidi) Iler; 
sisters Carol Casterline and Karen 
(Jr) McCormick; and sister-in-law, 
Carol Iler. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his brother 
Larry Iler. 
Family and friends may visit from 
2-4:00PM on Wednesday August 4, 
2021, at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts -Clark Chapel 
located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren with services to follow at 
4:00PM. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolence by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Donald L. Payton, age 65,  passed 
away July 31, 2021 at Salem 
Hospital. He was born August 29, 
1955.Donald was a Veteran of the 
United States Army. He will be 
remembered as a Father, 
Grandfather, Great- Grandfather, 
Brother, and Uncle. He was 
cherished and loved by many. Per 
his request cremation has taken 
place and no public services will be 
held. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.  





Richard Joseph Kiehl, 43, of Salem, 
OH, passed away at his home at 
1:12 p. m., on Monday, July 26, 
2021.

He was born on October 6, 1977, in 
Salem, OH, to his mother; Eva M. 
(Judy) Price of Salem.

Richard is a 1996 graduate of David 
Anderson High School in Lisbon, 
OH. Following graduation he 
attended New Castle School of 
Trades in New Castle, PA and 
received his certification as an 
Electrician. He moved to Texas, 
near Dallas, and worked as an 
Electrician for Brim Industries; a 
manufacturer of industrial washers 
and dryers, before returning to his 
hometown of Salem.

Richard enjoyed the outdoors and 
could often be found fishing, 
shooting his guns, or running his 
remote controlled cars. If he could 
not be outside, then playing video 
games or building models of any 
kind was a favorite hobby. Richard 
liked to build models of all kinds, 
but the that which he liked to build 
the most were Pirate ships.

Along with his mother; David is 
survived by his adoptive father; 
William Kiehl of Lisbon, OH, step-
father; Norman Price Jr. of Salem, 
children; Caitlyn (Aaron) Stepp of 
TX, Dustin Kiehl of SC who serves 
in the United States Navy; 4 
grandchildren, and his sister; 
Melinda (Troy) Vuletic of Calcutta, 
OH.

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





Gail Candace Richards, 63, of 
Columbiana, OH, passed away at 
her home on Monday, July 26, 
2021, at 8:01 a. m.

She was born on July 10, 1953, in 
Du Bois, PA, the daughter to her 
late parents; Gerald C. and 
Jacqueline (Mayes) Conklin.

Gail was a 1971 graduate of East 
Palestine High School. She received 
her Bachelor of Science degree at 
Muskingham College in Chemistry, 
Biology, Geology, and Psychology. 
She took Education courses at 
Youngstown State University and 
Kent State University. Gail attended 
the University of Akron School of 
Law, receiving her Juris Doctorate 
Degree in 1989. She taught classes 
at the Columbiana County Jail 
Complex near Lisbon, was a 
Corporate Auditor for General 
Mills, and worked in the surgery 
department at Salem Community 
Hospital. She was of the Episcopal 
faith.

Growing up, Gail was a Girl Scout 
which gave her an appreciation for 
the outdoors which is where she 
discovered her fondness for 
backpacking and camping. She 
could often be found tending her 
plants in her organic garden. Gail 
was an avid reader and her favorite 
genera was history or science 
fiction literature. Her love of 
learning found her often with a 
book in her hand or taking classes, 
which was one of her favorite ways 
to spent the winter months. In her 
spare time, Gail enjoyed stitching 
and creating textile art.

Gail is survived by a sister; Melissa 
(Leonard) Arthur of Wellsville, OH, 
aunt; Marlene Trois of Lansdale, 
PA., Cousin; Maria Trois, April 
Paukner and Daniel Lewis; niece 
and nephew.

In addition to her parents, Gail is 
preceded in death by her sister; 
Dawn A. Cooper.

Private services were held August 
2, 2021, Cresthaven Cemetery in 
Rogers.

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





Obituary
Alliance:

Charles E. Rice (Gene), 74 of 
Alliance, Ohio, passed away 
peacefully on Sunday, August 1, 
2021. He was born in Coalton, 
Ohio, August 15, 1946 to Ruth and 
Everett Rice who preceded him in 
death.

Gene has retired from a self-
employed business, Rice Plumbing, 
and served two years in the military. 
He was incredibly had-working and 
reliable. He was a devoted husband, 
father, grandparent, and great-
grandparent.

Gene is survived by his wife, Nancy 
of 55 years; his sister, Joyce Stoudt; 
his brother, Everett Rice; his 
children, Debby (Gene) Hively, and 
Bill (Jaime Fletcher) Rice; 6 
grandchildren, Adam (Heather) 
Rice, Melissa (Tiffany) Lucas, 
Brittannie (Jason) Flint, Holly 
Hively, Austin Rovnak, Justin 
Hinojosa, Mackenzie Fletcher, 
Brooklyn Fletcher; 7 great-
grandchildren, Mason, Frankie, 
Leo, Nolan, Jace, Jeremiah, 
Konnor; and many nieces and 
nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gene was 
preceded in death by his brothers, 
Curtis and Richard Rice; sister, 
Golda Vankirk; and grandson, 
Reilly Gindlesperger.

Visitation will take place Friday, 
August 6th, 2021 from 3-5pm at 
Dean's Funeral Home 256 W. Ohio 
Avenue Sebring, Ohio. A funeral 
service will take place at 5pm with 
Pastor Bob Burgess officiating.

The family of Gene Rice would like 
to give a special thank you to the 
VA and hospice for all their support 
during this time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to Deans 
Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. 
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
SALEM - Helen A. Kupka Baker, 
age 80, passed away Thursday, July 
29, 2021, at Salem Regional 
Hospital from natural causes. She 
was born October 23, 1940, in 
Salem, Ohio, daughter of the late 
Stephen G. and Helen (Sydlick) 
Kupka.

She worked at the Century House in 
Salem as a STNA and also worked 
as a legal secretary at local law 
firms.

Helen was a member of St. Paul 
Catholic Church, a 1958 graduate 
of Salem High School, and earned 
an Associate degree in hospitality 
management at Akron University. 
She enjoyed trips to Mountaineer 
with her daughter and was involved 
in many social activities.  She 
especially loved going to her diet 
club, R-Weigh, and the Salem 
Eagles.

Survivors include her sons, Ernest 
D. Baker Jr. of Washingtonville, 
Stephen (Toni) Baker, of Salem, 
and a daughter, Terese (Thomas) 
Mohn of Girard; her siblings, 
Edward Kupka, of Calcutta, and 
Eleanor (Joseph) Bell of Lake 
Milton; grandchildren, Stasia Floor, 
Stephen Baker, Alexis Mohn and 
Thomas Mohn Jr.

Helen was preceded in death by 
four brothers, Bonaventure, Joseph, 
Robert, and Stephen Kupka, and 
sisters, Irene Arnold and Margaret 
Lindberg.

Calling hours will be Monday, 
August 2, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 
p.m. at Stark Memorial in Salem, 
Ohio. No other services are being 
held. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery in Salem.

The family requests that visitors 
please wear a mask and practice 
social distancing

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





Obituary
Denise (Steen) Underwood, age 63, 
of Alliance, passed away on July 
30, 2021.

She was born on January 5, 1958 in 
Orange County, CA to Avinell 
(Stump) and Russell Steen. 

Denise graduated from Minerva 
High School in 1976. She worked at 
Ohio Drill and Tool in Homeworth 
for over 30 years.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her children, Morgan (Devin) 
Dickerhoof and Eric Underwood; 
grandson, Landon Dickerhoof; and 
siblings, Larry (Peggy) Steen, Jim 
Steen, Donna (Larry) Dyer and 
Denae (Lynn) Freshly.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

A celebration of life will be held 
with family and friends.  In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to First Christian Day 
Services, 6900 Market Ave, Canton, 
Ohio 44721.  This is a program 
dedicated to adults with 
developmental disabilities and 
where her son is actively involved.

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





Obituary
Marsha Lynn Vivo, 69, of Cortland, 
passed away peacefully on 
Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the 
Hospice House in Poland, Ohio 
surrounded by her children. 
She was born December 3rd, 1951, 
of Vincent and Lorena Burns in 
Grove City, Pennsylvania. Marsha 
was a 1969 graduate of Woodrow 
Wilson High School. She retired in 
2008 from Delphi Packard Electric. 
She was formally a member of 
VFW Post 6846 in Geneva, Ohio, 
Sons of Italy Post 875 in Sharon, 
PA, Moose Club in Mecca Ohio, 
and a member of the Kister Marina 
campground. 
Marsha enjoyed spending time 
camping with friends and family. 
She loved to travel. Her favorite 
vacation was a trip to Ocho Rios. 
She enjoyed golfing, riding 
motorcycles, skiing, music and 
dancing, family & friend 
gatherings, and let’s not forget how 
much she loved winery trips. 
Survivors include her daughters, 
Shelly (Eric) Ruschak of 
Brookfield, Lori (Paul Downing) 
Gedeon of Cortland, three 
granddaughters, Meggin 
Goodworth, Alyson Ruschak, 
Addison Gedeon, four grandsons, 
Jacob (Briana) Goodworth, 
Nicholas Goodworth, Xander 
Gedeon, Eric Ruschak Jr, and one 
great grandson, Levi Goodworth, 
two sister-in-laws, Maryellen Lang 
and Carmel (Mike) Minnon, two 
brother-in-laws John (Sterling 
Anderson) Vivo and James (Mark 
Hanson) Vivo, she also leaves 
numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her 
husband, Frank Vivo Jr, whom she 
married October 21, 1983, and who 
died on July 29, 2017, her parents, 
Lorena and Vincent Burns, sister-
in-law, Stella Betsa. 
As per Marsha’s wishes, there will 
be a celebration of life on August 7, 
2021, 6pm at her daughter’s home 
at 7248 Wildwood Drive Brookfield 
Ohio. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
John E. Dieffenbaugher Jr, age 82, 
of Louisville passed away 
peacefully with his family by his 
side in the early morning hours on 
Wednesday July 28, 2021. John was 
born on November 11, 1938 in 
Canton, OH, the son of the late 
John E. Sr and Catherine (Scanlon) 
Dieffenbaugher. He was preceded 
in death by his loving wife of 59 
years Laurene on July 17, 2020,

Following retirement from various 
sales positions through the years 
and mowing grass at Skyland Pines 
Golf Course, he enjoyed his time on 
the links and singing karaoke at 
area establishments. He was a 
member of the Louisville Eagles 
and thoroughly enjoyed spending 
time with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving son 
and daughter-in-law Matt & Sandy 
(Sisterhen) Dieffenbaugher, 
granddaughters Gina (Adam) 
Fulimer and Shelby Dieffenbaugher 
(fiancé, l Jarrod Halter), great 
granddaughters Avery and Grace 
Fullmer.

Additional survivors include 
brothers: Bill (Sandy), Patrick 
(Carol) and Mike Dieffenbaugher; 
sisters: Rene Hester, Helen Abdul-
Waajid, Sue (George) Eddleman; 
brother-in-laws: Richard (Norma) 
Zwick and Chuck (Kathie) Zwick; 
sister-in-laws Karen 
Dieffenbaugher and Linnea (Mike) 
Emery.

John joins the following family 
members: brothers Larry and Tom, 
sisters: Ann Oakes, Peggy Andrews 
and Kathy Thorn.

Per John's wishes a graveside 
service will be held 11am Tuesday 
(8/3) in St. Louis Parish Cemetery 
with Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. In 
lieu of flowers, memorial donations 
may be made to St. Jude Children's 
Research Hospital, 501 St Jude PI, 
Memphis TN 38105-9959

Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Donald R. Long, age 66, of 
Alliance passed away on July 27, 
2021 at Woodlawn Compassionate 
Care.

He was born on October 2, 1954 at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton to 
George and Jacqueline Long. Don 
also had a step-father James 
Richmond. 

After graduating from Canton 
South in 1972, he began working in 
the steel industry. He married 
Gloria (Eglie) Long on November 
14, 1973. Don enjoyed camping, 
boating, fishing and the company of 
many friends.

He was preceded in death by his 
beloved wife and his parents. He 
also grieved the loss of three 
brothers, Bill, Eddie and John.

He is survived by his son, Kevin 
(Megan) Long; two grandsons, 
Broden and Grayson; one step-
granddaughter, Alexandra; one 
brother, Phil; two sisters, Faye and 
Margaret; several nieces and 
nephews; and many friends.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be sent to the 
funeral home to be used at the 
family’s discretion.

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





Obituary
Doris J. Haupt, age 89, of Alliance 
passed away on July 28, 2021.

She was born on February 7, 1932 
in Alliance to Vene W. Haupt and 
Joan Haupt. 

Doris liked being around people in 
her hometown and especially 
enjoyed spending time at Rodman 
Library with fellow patrons who 
shared her love of reading.

 Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, Richard Alexander 
Sr.; step-children, Richard 
Alexander Jr., Cathy Alexander and 
Roy (Debbie) Alexander; many 
grandchildren; and many nieces and 
nephews including Dana Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her 
first husband and her daughter.

A visitation will be held on 
Tuesday, August 3rd from 11:00 
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be 
held at Alliance City Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Doran Seth Good, 4 months, 
peacefully passed away in his 
father's arms on Thursday, July 29, 
2021 at his home.  Doran was born 
on April 2, 2021 in Canton, OH, 
son of Chadwin and Esther Shaum 
Good.

Doran was an angel of God who 
was gifted to his parents who 
tenderly loved and cared for him.  
He was adored by his four sisters, 
Shianne, Jerilyn, Jessilyn, and  
Lavonda; and a brother, Adrian, all 
of the home.  He was also loved by 
his grandparents, Wilmer and R. 
Marie Shaum of Columbiana, Dana 
and Lydia Ann Good of West 
Salem, OH,  and his great 
grandparents, uncles, aunts, 
cousins, and many others.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 5:00 
pm - 7:30 pm at the Sharon 
Mennonite Fellowship, Green 
Beaver Road, Salem.  Funeral 
services will be held on Monday, 
August 2, 2021, at 10:00 am at the 
Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 
Leetonia.

Burial will take place at Sharon 
Mennonite Fellowship, Salem.

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

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





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Doris Jean 
Balchick (Purola) was born in 
Youngstown, October 13, 1931 
She leaves her daughters, Karen 
Balchick and Barbara Balchick 
Koury (John Koury), her 
granddaughter Lauren Roberts 
(Dave Wojnowski), and her 
cherished great grandchildren, 
Nick, and Amelia Wojnowski. She 
was preceded in death by her 
husband, William T. Balchick, her 
daughter Linda Balchick Roberts 
and her parents Helen Purola 
(Gerbich) and Arnold Purola. Doris 
will also be missed by her sisters, 
Cheryl Kincade (Pat Kincade), 
Diana Stanton, and Carol Lee 
Peacock as well as her stepmother 
Doris Purola. She also was a very 
involved aunt and great-aunt to her 
numerous nieces, nephews and 
grand nieces and nephews. 
Doris was a member of the Girard 
High School 1949 graduating class, 
where her friendships with 
classmates lasted throughout her 
life. She was a valued employee for 
Isley’s, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 
Wean Credit Union, Austintown 
Schools, and Arby’s Office Staff. 
Doris lived for service to all in 
need. She touched many lives with 
her generosity and passion for her 
family. She was a faithful 
parishioner at Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church in Austintown, where 
she had lived since 1954. 
Friends may pay their respects at 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 
Austintown, on Monday August 
2nd, 2021, from 10:00-11:00 am, 
with a funeral mass starting at 11:00 
am. Remembrances may be sent to 
Angels for Animals or the 
Austintown Senior Center in her 
name.





Obituary
Nancy L. Webster, 84, of 
Lordstown, passed away on 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. 
Born July 9, 1937 in Columbus, 
Ohio, Nancy was the daughter of 
John and Rachel (Graham) 
Scholten. 
Nancy was 1955 graduate of West 
High School. She was a 
homemaker; a loving wife, mother, 
and grandmother. She was a 
member of Bailey Road Baptist 
Church. She was an avid reader and 
enjoyed crafting and crocheting. 
She loved music and was a pianist. 
Besides her parents, Nancy is 
preceded in death by her sister Jean 
Ryder and her three grandchildren 
Jesse Lee Rice, Toby Lee Rice, and 
Josie Grace Rice. 
Nancy leaves to cherish her 
memory, her husband of 62 years, 
Les Wesbter; her daughters Sally 
(Michael) Schmidt, Jennifer 
(Martin) Siembida, and Melissa 
(Lee) Rice; her grandchildren Evan 
Siembida, Joseph (Alicen) 
Siembida, Lindsay Rice, and 
Bethany (Ben) Milhoan and her 
great grandson Rowan Siembida. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends, Saturday, July 31st 
from 10:00 AM until the time of the 
service at 11:00 AM, at Bailey 
Road Baptist Church, 2121 North 
Bailey Road, North Jackson, Ohio 
44451. 
The family requests memorial 
contributions be made to Bailey 
Road Baptist Church Missionary 
Fund in lieu of flowers.





Obituary
Edgar N. Reed (“Eddy”) passed 
away at home in the presence of his 
wife of 46 years, Peggy, the former 
Margaret Gorman, and some loving, 
family members and close 
neighbors. 
Eddy was born at home in Miola, 
Pennsylvania, on October 11, 1947 
to Kathryn Marie McCleary and 
Howard Samuel Reed, the youngest 
of six children. At the age of three, 
his father was killed in a car-truck 
accident. Eventually his mother met 
a wonderful man, Jack Beck from 
Youngstown and they married and 
had two more children. The family 
moved to East High Avenue in 
1960. Later, his mom and Jack 
returned to settle in Clarion, 
Pennsylvania, while Ed and his 
brother, Tom Reed, stayed in 
Youngstown. He was a graduate of 
East High School and attended 
Youngstown Business College for 
one year. After his first employment 
at Benada Aluminum he went to 
work as a Mechanical Draftsman 
for Wean united until they sold 
most of the company to an Italian 
entity whereupon he worked at J.B. 
Industries until his retirement. 
In his 20’s until his 40’s he was an 
avid softball player earning him the 
nickname “Steady Eddy.” At the 
same time and up until his illness he 
loved bowling, for the game and 
hanging with the guys. Amron, 
Holiday and Wedgewood Lanes 
were his second home. Ed was the 
proud winner of multiple 300 
games and an 800 series. 
Being from Pennsylvania he was a 
life-long fan of all the Pittsburgh 
teams and also loved the Ohio State 
Buckeyes and the Cleveland 
Cavaliers. 
Ed was preceded in death by his 
mother, biological father and Jack 
Beck, who raised him from the age 
of three. He was also preceded in 
death by his three brothers, Joseph, 
Thomas, and Stephen and his sister-
in-law Monica. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife Peggy; his daughter 
Courtney (Tom) Connelly; his son 
Patrick John (Andrea) Reed; his 
granddaughter Angelina Marie and 
Ava Rose Connelly and Adalynn 
Kennedy Reed; his sisters Martha 
(Dan) White, Linda (Dave) 
Burnham, and Kathy (Rod) Wells 
and his brother Dick (Cindy) Beck. 
He was “over the moon” when it 
came to his two children and his 
three granddaughters, two grand 
dogs, Maggie and Pepper, and 
Marley, the bearded dragon along 
with Lyla Bell the cat. Mention 
must be made of his and Peg’s 
“adopted grandchildren” Allie and 
Joey Skopic and Lexi Kinney, 
whom “Papa Reed” loved. Also, 
many nieces and nephews, sisters 
and brothers in law. 
A Memorial Mass of Christian 
Burial will be held Wednesday, 
August 4, 2021, 11:00 AM at St. 
Joseph Church in Austintown.





Obituary
Diana Kay Williamson (Dee) joined 
her husband and grandson, Aydin in 
heaven July 26, 2021. Dee, as 
everyone called her was born in 
Altoona, PA to William and Erma 
Wishart on June 11, 1945. She 
graduated from Altoona High 
School and Altoona Hospital 
School of Medical Technology. She 
moved to Youngstown and married 
Kenneth Williamson on June 20, 
1964.. She was a devoted mother 
and grandmother and they were 
blessed with three children, Jeffrey 
(Michele), Deena and Eric (Kristin) 
and five wonderful grandchildren, 
Rachel, Colin, Andrew, Alexander 
and Victoria. She worked 35 years 
at Western Reserve United 
Methodist Church. She served on 
the Administrative Board, Board of 
Trustees and sang in the chancel 
choir. Her life was her family and 
her Lord. She also leaves a sister, 
sister-in-law and nieces and 
nephews. There are no calling hours 
and no funeral per her request. 
Donations can be made to the 
Memorial Fund at Western Reserve 
United Methodist Church.





Obituary
Ida Lee Flick, 92, passed away July 
26, 2021. She was born February 7, 
1929 to Robert Seibert and Clara 
Nicklas (Hill) Thornburg in 
Martinsburg, West Virginia. She 
was the granddaughter of David 
Thomas and Louisa Meade 
(Walters) Thornburg and Charles 
William and Ida Matilda (Stunkle) 
Hill. 
Ida Lee was born and raised in 
Martinsburg and grew up on Molar 
avenue. She helped in the 
Thornburg family grocery store and 
later on the family orchards in 
Maryland. She was baptized, 
confirmed and raised as a member 
of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in 
Martinsburg. Ida Lee was a member 
of the National Honor Society and 
graduated from Martinsburg High 
school in 1947. She married the 
love of her life John Nathan Flick 
on February 7, 1950 and while 
traveling with the military they 
together raised a family of three 
children finally settling in the 
Youngstown Ohio area in 1969. She 
was a loving daughter, wife, sister, 
mother and grandparent. She was a 
loving caregiver for her parents and 
mother-in-law. She had an 
infectious smile, positive upbeat 
personality, and was loved and gave 
great joy to all who met her. 
Ida Lee is survived by her children, 
Dale Marcus (Barbara) Flick, 
Donna Marie Flick, and Dohn 
Marcel (Donna Lynne) Flick; her 
three grandchildren, three great-
grandsons and many nieces and 
nephews. 
In addition to her parents, Ida Lee 
was preceded in death by her 
husband, John, who passed away 
February 6, 2016. She was also 
preceded in death by her brothers 
David William (Manette) and 
Robert Franklin (Florence) 
Thornburg. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Friday, July 30th 
from 10:00 AM until the time of 
service at 11:00 AM at Rosedale 
Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, 917 
Cemetery Road, Martinsburg, WV 
25404. 
In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests that donations be made to a 
charity of one’s choice.





Obituary
Austintown Twp. – Floyd E. 
Stephens passed away on Monday 
evening, July 26, 2021, at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital main campus. 
Floyd was born May 25, 1952, in 
Myrtle Creek, OR., the son of the 
late Henry and Emma Jean (Sharp) 
Stephens. He had worked for 
Republic Steel before becoming an 
over the road truck driver. He was 
one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and 
attended the Kingdom Hall on Four 
Mile Run Rd in Austintown. Floyd 
leaves his wife, the former Joyce 
Roudebush, whom he married 
November 14, 1970, two children: 
Ginger (Stan) Cartright of Erie, PA 
and Tom (Ashley) Stephens of 
Youngstown, six grandchildren, 
Elizabeth, Christine, Jonathan, 
Scott, Cora and Jake, as well as one 
sister, Barbara Campbell of San 
Luis Obispo, CA. Besides his 
parents, Floyd was preceded in 
death by four brothers: Lyle, 
William, Walter, and Jim Stephens. 
There will be private services for 
friends and family to be announced 
at a later date. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
SALEM - Betty A. Devan, 75, died 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. 
She was born on August 31, 1945, 
in Punxsutawney, PA, a daughter of 
the late George and Altha (Hazlett) 
Smith.

She was a 1964 graduate of 
Elderton High School in Elderton, 
PA.

Betty was a bank teller at Home 
Saving & Loan Bank from 1969-
1974 and again from 1981-2005.  
She worked at various locations 
Salem, Lisbon, and Downtown 
Youngstown, where she was head 
teller. She then worked at the 
Lisbon BMV from 2005-2014.

Betty enjoyed attending her 
grandsons sporting events. She was 
a loving wife, mom, grandma, and 
aunt and made everyone feel 
special.

Survivors include her husband, 
Gary Devan, whom she married 
June 14, 1969; two children, Scott 
(Jo Ann) Devan of Salem and 
Shawn (Stephanie Vortex) Devan of 
Plano, TX; siblings, Sally (Thomas) 
Jones of Du Bois, PA, George 
Smith of VA, Sue (Randy) Suhm of 
TX, Robert (Tara) Smith of MO; 
two grandsons, Brad and Brennen 
Devan.

Besides her parents, Betty was 
preceded in death by siblings, 
Annabelle Neal, Albert Smith, 
Harry Smith, and Ralph Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Monday, August 2, 
2021, at Stark Memorial, with Rev. 
Leonard Moore officiating. Burial 
will be held at Highland Memorial 
Park, Beloit.

Friends and family will be received 
Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 4:00- 
6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 
-11:00 a.m. 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.

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





Obituary
SALEM - Charles "Bud" H. Phillis, 
85, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. 
Bud" was born on April 3, 1936, in 
Salem, OH, the son of late Charles 
R. and Virginia M. (Morgan) 
Phillis.

Bud was a truck driver, retiring in 
2011. He also farmed potatoes and 
enjoyed family cookouts and tractor 
pulls.

His wife, Vivian "Liz" Phillis whom 
he married April 20, 1956, preceded 
him in death January 20. 2011.

He is survived by two children, 
Debbie Ritchie of Salem and Dale 
(Tracy) Phillis of Sebring; two 
grandchildren, Tracy (Curtis) Phillis 
Randolph and Gary (Jen) Kitts; five 
great-grandchildren, and one great-
great grandchild.

Besides his parents and wife, Bud 
was preceded in death by siblings. 
Thomas Phillis, Joseph Phillis, 
David Phillis, and Shirley Clunen.

Per Bud's wishes there will be no 
calling hours or services.

Donations may be made to the 
family to help offset expenses, in 
c/o of Stark Memorial P.O. Box 
748, Salem, OH 44460 or on the 
website, www.starkmemorial.com.

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

To view Charles "Bud's” obituary or 
send condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
HANOVERTON – Camille Eileen 
Wood, 96, died Tuesday, July 27, 
2021, at Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center. She was born 
November 2, 1924, in Butler 
Township, daughter of the late 
Joseph and Florence (Thompson) 
Ward.

Camille was a Salem High School 
graduate. She worked at 
Summitville Tile and retired from 
Grove Metals in Minerva in the 
finishing department. Camille was a 
member of the New Alexander 
Christian Church in East Rochester 
where she was the treasurer for the 
spaghetti dinner. She was also a 
member of the Butler Grange and 
volunteered at Concern Inc. in 
Sebring. Her hobby was making 
weaved rugs.

Survivors include a son, James 
Wood and two grandchildren, 
Michele and Jeff.

Besides her parents, her husband, 
Wilbur Wood; two daughters, Jean 
Schwartz and Joanne Wood and a 
sister, Twila Loudon also preceded 
her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 
1:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at 
Stark Memorial with Pastor Dave 
Napier officiating. Burial will be at 
Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Friends and family will be received 
from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Friday 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 Camille’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
CORTLAND- Edward “Ed” F. 
Homrighouse, age 101, passed 
away peacefully at Windsor House 
of Champion after a brief period of 
declining health. 
Ed was born February 18, 1920 in 
Warren to the late Floyd and Edith 
(Mansel) Homrighouse. Ed 
graduated from Warren Harding 
High School, The Ohio State 
University and Case Western 
Reserve University Law School. Ed 
was the first of his family to 
continue his education into college. 
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. 
Army Medical Corps in WWII and 
served 36 months overseas in the 
European Theatre. 
Ed retired from Wean United as the 
Corporate Manager of Employee 
Benefits after 37 years of service. 
He was a member of Cortland 
United Methodist Church where he 
sang in the choir and served as a 
Trustee. Ed was an 80 year member 
of Old Erie Masonic Lodge #3 
F&A.M. in Warren, Scottish Rite 
Valley of Youngstown, the Warren 
Masonic Chorus, and a life member 
of American Legion Post 540. 
Ed and his beloved wife Donna 
enjoyed spending time together, 
especially travelling, playing bridge 
and golf, musical shows and 
concerts, and in later years 
mentoring junior golf at Tamer Win 
Golf Club. 
Besides his parents, Ed is preceded 
in death by his wife of 71 years, the 
former Donna L. Dority. They were 
married in Warren on March 29, 
1947. 
Ed is survived by his sons, Mark 
(Sandy) Homrighouse of 
Jacksonville, Florida and Randy 
Homrighouse of Cortland, with 
whom he made his home; two 
granddaughters, Amanda 
(Christopher) Mann of Hudson, and 
Marissa Eberline of Long Island, 
New York; and two great-
grandsons, Camden and Callen 
Mann. 
Funeral Services for Ed will begin 
at 3PM, Saturday, July 31st at the 
Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-
Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren; Pastor Joan Purnell 
officiant. Private interment in 
Crown Hill Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to the 
Animal Welfare League of 
Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown 
Kingsville Rd SE Vienna, Ohio 
44473, or to the Cortland Area 
L.O.A.F., 153 Grove St. Cortland, 
Ohio 44410. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Ed’s family.





Obituary
Benita Brickhouse was born June 
30,1951 in Detroit to Lee Ethel 
Williams Brickhouse and George H. 
Brickhouse. Benita loved life, and 
was the kind of person who asked, 
What do I want to do today? And 
then did it. Benita always had her 
passport handy and enjoyed 
adventurous travels, concerts, 
casinos, and shopping. Her favorite 
destinations included St. Croix and 
Las Vegas, or wherever her favorite 
musical artists and groups were 
performing. Family legend has it 
that she inspired the Commodores’ 
1977 hit song with the lyrics, She’s 
a Brick House! She was famously 
passionate about her bangles, 
horseracing, the Steelers, and Delta 
Sigma Theta. Indeed, she may have 
been born to be a Delta, as her 
mother Lee became a member at 
the historic Shaw University. Benita 
pledged in 1971 as an 
undergraduate at the University of 
Detroit. She later served as a 
representative for the Mighty 
Midwest Region and as the 
Evansville, Indiana Chapter 
president. She supported numerous 
Delta programs and activities, 
particularly those by the Detroit 
Deltas. She was especially pleased 
to support its commemorative brick 
campaign in 2019, and visitors to 
the headquarters at 24760 West 
Seven Mile Road will see one for 
Benita and another one honoring 
her mother. Benita was an active 
and supportive DST member for 
over 50 years. Her generosity also 
extended to youth, and she often 
send delightful cards and packages 
to the kids – she called them “the 
little people” – in her circle at 
birthdays, Halloween, Easter, or just 
when she saw something special for 
one of them. A graduate of 
Mumford High School, Benita 
attended Shaw and U of D before 
earning her bachelor’s degree from 
Lawrence Technological University. 
She later earned a master’s degree 
from Central Michigan University. 
Benita embarked on a career that 
included General Motors, where she 
rose through the corporate ranks. 
She moved several times in the 
Midwest as she advanced while 
working extensively with GM 
dealerships. She often earned award 
and recognitions as the top sales rep 
in her region. She held positions as 
Fixed Operations Development 
Manager and GM Area Part 
Manager before her retirement. 
Benita was a devoted member of 
historic Second Baptist Church 
when she lived in Detroit, and she 
often visited the church and its shop 
during her many visits to her 
hometown. She read the Bible 
avidly, owned several copies, and 
usually ended up highlighting 
nearly every verse again. Shortly 
after celebrating her 70th birthday 
with cards, calls, texts, and flowers 
from loved ones, Benita passed 
away. She chose her final resting 
place herself long ago to ensure her 
place beside her mother and 
grandmother Clara. Benita is 
survived by her sister Joyce, her 
brothers George Jr. and Keith, her 
nephews Anthony, Warren (Rick), 
and Jacsyn; and her nieces Debra, 
Leslie, Kimberly, and Maya. She 
also leaves an extended family in 
Barbara James, with whom she 
pledged Delta, and the entire James 
Family and other St. Croix Families 
whose ties with the Brickhouse 
Family go back to the 1960s. Benita 
also has dear friends Cynthia Hunt, 
Julia Robinson, and Gail Page 
Grange, along with numerous great 
nieces and nephews, great-great 
nieces and nephews, godchildren, 
Sorors, and others to cherish the 
memory of her strong spirit, classy 
style, and warm conversations.





Obituary

Betty Jane (Rigby) Milhoan 92, of 
Salem, died at her home on Friday 
morning, July 23, 2021.

She was born on July 30, 1928, in 
Fowler, Ca., the daughter of the late 
Marion E. and Jennie B. (Griffin) 
Rigby.

Betty was a 1946 graduate of 
Fowler Technical School, married 
shortly after graduation, and moved 
to Ohio to start their family. She 
worked at the family business as 
their bookkeeper at Milhoan 
Electronics on West State Street in 
Salem. She and Harry were active 
members of the Salem First United 
Methodist Church.

Betty was an active person and was 
always on the go. There were many 
things in her life that were 
important to her. She was very 
devoted to the (Former) Eastern 
Star # 334 in Salem. A Life 
Member and served for 61 years, as 
well as holding numerous offices. 
The family had a very special 
connection to music over the years. 
They had their own band, “Music 
Masters” that played in the area. 
They also were the house band at 
Hi-Neighbor Dance Hall just south 
of Salem. She was a singer and 
drummer in the band. Music always 
brought out her love of dancing that 
continued throughout her life. The 
Musicians Union in the area had 
also asked her to serve as there 
secretary for a time. 

Betty always felt blessed that she 
was able to travel all over the 
world. Her love for family always 
drew her heart back home. The 
special times with family, the 
meals, the games with the 
grandchildren were her heartbeat. 
She also had her dogs and bird 
watching to keep her busy over the 
years.

Betty always had a group of friends 
she would stay close to in her later 
years. She would drive her van to 
gather up all the ladies in her 
Birthday Club and go out to eat. 
She was also an active member of 
the Methodist Church Widows 
Club.

In her later years, Betty always kept 
her mind active and challenged 
herself by word search and other 
word games as well as reading.

She is survived by her children; 
Jennie Sue (Larry) Mitchell and 
Michael Harry (Renee) Milhoan all 
of Salem, grandchildren; Amanda 
(Timothy) Seddon; Melissa(Grant) 
Gorton, Erin(Jarett) Bontempt, and 
Michael (Sarah) Milhoan, great-
grandchildren; Tori (Eric) Krannich 
and Bella Jane Milhoan, plus great 
great grandchild; Demi Monroe 
Krannich.

In addition to her parents, Betty was 
preceded in death on October 1, 
2011, by her husband, Harry 
Monroe Milhoan whom she married 
on June 15, 1946.

A Celebration of Life Service will 
be observed on what would have 
been her 93 birthday, Friday, July 
30, 2021, at 1 PM at the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
and Cremation Services.  Rev. 
Bruce Irwin will preside over The 
Celebration of Life Service. The 
burial will be in Grandview 
Cemetery. The time of visitation 
will be from 6-8 Pm Thursday and 
12 to 1 PM Friday at the funeral 
home prior to funeral services. The 
East Palestine Eastern Star #381 
will hold a service during the 
visitation on Thursday.

Betty had requested that donations 
be made to the building fund of the 
church. (Salem First United 
Methodist Church 244 S. Broadway 
Avenue, Salem Ohio 44460)





Obituary
Carol Ann (Jackson) Hosler 80, of 
Calcutta (formerly of Wellsville and 
Harrisburg, Pa) died at 6:45 PM 
Thursday, July 22, 2021, at East 
Liverpool City Hospital.

She was born on May 3, 1941, at 
home in Wellsville, daughter of the 
late Joseph Leonard and Mildred 
Helen (Wagner) Jackson.

Carol was born and raised in the 
area, a 1959 graduate of Wellsville 
High School. She later ended up 
moving to Harrisburg, Pa., living 
with her husband Terry and 
working as a clerk for the US Postal 
Service. Carol had decided to move 
back to be close with her family 
about 15 years ago. Her new home 
in Calcutta was just perfect for her. 
She was able to go out and garden 
around the house, and able to bring 
family and friends over to spend 
time together. It was not uncommon 
to pay a visit to her and hear one of 
her favorite country music artists 
playing, or the Amazon truck 
dropping off a good deal she found 
to buy. One other special thing to 
her was to watch God’s animals and 
all the birds that he created.

Carol is survived by her daughters, 
Sherry K. (Jeff) (fka Laneve) 
Saddler of Cecil Pa., and Debra 
(Mark) (fka Hosler) Chiappette of 
Johnston, Pa., eight grandchildren, 
and nine great-grandchildren, 
siblings Raymond Jackson of 
Wellsville and Marilyn Sue 
(Wayne) Boley of Lisbon as well as 
many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by Terry Hosler 
whom she married in 1980 and died 
in 2003, siblings Donald Jackson 
and Peggy Kelly.

The Family choose to not have any 
public calling hours or funeral 
services. Condolences and tributes 
can be left at 
www.apgreenisenfh.com

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





Obituary
John Stanley Hughes, 68, of E. 
Liverpool, OH, passed away on 
July 13, 2021 at his home.

He was born on May 19, 1953, in E. 
Liverpool, to his late parents; 
Howard and Constance (Flaherty) 
Hughes.

John was a graduate of Beaver 
Local High School and worked as 
an employee of Midland Steel.

No services to be held.

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





Obituary
Donald Thomas “Tom” Muir 58, of 
New Waterford, died at 3:35 PM 
Thursday, July 22, 2021, in the 
emergency room of Mercy 
Health/St. Elizabeth Hospital – 
Boardman.

He was born on January 27, 1963, 
in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the 
late Donald David and Effie Mae 
(Moldovan) Muir.

He has lived in the area his whole 
life. A 1981 Graduate of East 
Palestine High School and a 
member of the Abundant Life 
Fellowship Church. Tom was the 
owner-operator of an HVAC 
business.

Tom’s life and everything he did 
was wrapped around the love of his 
life, Judy. He took his wife on 
numerous vacations over the years. 
Tom was a family man and enjoyed 
spending time with his family and 
grand babies. He could be a very 
loving and caring person but at the 
same time be a bit bullheaded. He 
was famous for having many 
projects going on at any given time, 
getting them finished was another 
story.

Tom is survived by the love of his 
life that started in 1979, Judith 
Marie (Gordon) Muir, whom he 
married August 13, 1983, and his 
children; Ashley Marie (Matthew 
Paul) Garver of Columbiana, 
Lindsay Alexandria Muir of 
Negley, Donald Thomas (Lauren 
Michelle ) Muir Jr. of Columbiana, 
Marshall Allen Muir, Sophia Grace 
(Bradley) Shipley, Gregory James 
Muir, David George Muir, Annie 
Mae Muir, and Donald David Muir 
II all of New Waterford and 
Gabrielle Elizabeth Muir of 
Painesville, 6 Grandchildren; 
Matthew Paul Garver, Joshua 
Alexander Garver, Maximus Eli 
Garver and Natalynn Marie Garver, 
Bradley Calvin Shipley and 
Zacchaeus Dean Shipley, and 
sisters; Beth Ann (Thomas) Davis 
of Columbus and Melodie Heiland 
of New Waterford.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by a daughter 
Violet Irene Muir, siblings; David 
Neal Muir, Donna Berg, and Bonnie 
Muir (Beth’s twin sister).

The family has chosen to not have 
public calling hours and funeral. A 
private family gathering and 
viewing was held Saturday at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, 
Salem.





Obituary
SALEM - Janet Ann Bender, 81, 
died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center 
surrounded by family.

Janet was born on January 19, 
1940, in Alliance, OH, a daughter 
of Louis and Annabel Walker 
Morris.

She was a 1958 graduate of 
Alliance High School.  Janet 
worked at the Salem Public Library 
for 22 years, retiring in 2005.

She was a member of St. Paul 
Catholic Church.  Janet was a 
founder of the Columbiana County 
Mental Health Group.  She was a 
member of Daughters of American 
Revolution and Colonial Dames, 
and War of 1812.

Janet enjoyed genealogy, traveling, 
spending time with her 
grandchildren and was an avid 
reader.

Survivors include her husband, 
Ronald Bender whom she married 
September 05, 1998; her children, 
Daniel Borrelli of North Lima, 
David Borrelli of Huntington 
Beach, CA, Richard (Madelyn) 
Borrelli of Sun City, CA, and 
Kathryn Borrelli-Davis of 
Hanoverton; three grandchildren, 
Ethan, Preston, and Adriana; step-
children, Greg (Lisa) Bender of 
Wellsville, Scott (Debra) Bender of 
Rogers, and Matt (Addie) Bender of 
Salem; eight step-grandchildren , 14 
step-great grandchildren; one sister, 
Mary Lou (Ronald) Shively of 
Salem; two nieces; and one nephew.

Besides her parents, Janet was 
preceded in death by one brother, 
Thomas Morris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 
11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic 
Church. with Fr. Robert Edwards 
officiating. Burial will be held at 
Woodsdale Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received 
Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 6:00-
8:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial. 

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Columbiana County 
Mental Health, 27 Vista Dr., 
Lisbon, OH 44432.

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.

The family would like to thank Dr. 
A. Fredrickson, Dr. D. Sankovic, 
Salem Renal Group, Salem 
Regional Medical Center nurses 
and doctors for their excellent care.

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





Obituary
Jeffrey Douglas Hahn, Sr. 

Jeffrey Douglas Hahn, Sr. of 
Youngstown passed away July 19th 
at his home. Jeff was born July 4, 
1967 in Youngstown, a son of the 
late Joseph H. and Betty Lou 
(Hanley) Hahn and was a lifelong 
area resident. He graduated from 
Austintown Fitch High School in 
1986. Following graduation, he 
went to the Carpenter’s Union , a 
career spanning for 35 years. Jeff 
could create the most amazing 
things and was truly one of the best 
to ever pick up a hammer. When he 
wasn’t buiding things, he enjoyed 
spending time with his family. Jeff 
enjoyed Nascar (Dale Earnhardt) 
and football, expecially Michigan 
and Raiders. Jeff leaves his wife, 
Susan “Beth”; his son Jeffrey, 
Hahn, Jr, whom he was so proud of; 
his daughter-in-law, Olivia; his 
beautiful granddaughter, Kynlee; 
his sister, Lori (Kirk) Ruse of North 
Jackson; a brother, Kenneth Hahn 
of Austintown and many nieces and 
nephews. Besides his parents, he 
was preceded in death by a sister, 
Jill White and a brother, James 
Hahn. Friends may call on 
Thursday from 5-7 pm at Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. 
The family is planning a 
Celebration of Life for a later date.





Obituary
Carmen Calderone, Sr., 87 of 
Canfield, died Saturday afternoon, 
surrounded by his loving family. 
Carmen was born October 12, 1933 
in Ashtabula, a son of the late Frank 
and Lillian (Rocco) Calderone and 
came to this area in 1977. He 
served in the U.S. Army, stationed 
in Heilbronn, Germany. Carmen 
worked as a foreman for Conrail 
Railroad for 45 years, retiring in 
1995. He was a member of Old 
North Church. Carmen was a 
faithful man who loved the Lord 
and his family and lived his life by 
example. Carmen enjoyed going to 
Dunkin Donuts and Panera Bread 
regularly, was always kind and had 
a positive attitude about life. In his 
younger years, he enjoyed working 
on cars, riding motorcycles and dirt 
bikes. His wife, the former Carol O. 
Robison, whom he married July 22, 
1961, died June 14, 2009. He leaves 
his son, Carmen J. (Michaele) 
Calderone, Jr. of Austintown; his 
daughter, Jennifer Angelilli of 
Poland; four grandchildren, Megan, 
Brittany, Giavanna and Anthony 
and six great-grandchildren, 
Lilliana, Luca, Lailah, Jesus, Jr., 
Christiana and Angelina. Carmen 
also leaves his nephew, Anthony 
(Christa) Calderone, great nephew, 
Chase Calderone and step-
grandchildren, Nadine (Dominic) 
Bowell, Rebecca Ruffner, 
Christopher Ruffner, step-great 
grandchildren, Devon, Maximus, 
Cooper, Camila, Emmalyn, Avery 
and Ella. Besides his parents and 
his wife, Carmen was preceded in 
death by three brothers, Frank 
Calderone, Angelo Calderone and 
Alfred Calderone. Friends may call 
on Thursday from 10:00 am - 11:30 
am at Lane Funeral Home, 65 N. 
Broad Street, Canfield followed by 
a funeral service at 11:45 a.m. 
Friday.





Obituary
Niles – Patricia K. (Hoover) Burke, 
71, passed away suddenly on 
Thursday July 22, 2021. 
Patricia was born on October 25, 
1949, in Warren, OH, the daughter 
of the late Warren G. and Mary Jane 
(Ryan) Hoover. 
There were many things that 
Patricia enjoyed in her lifetime. She 
was fond of working in her yard. 
Patricia loved the Wizard of Oz and 
going to the movies. She was a 
lifelong Cleveland sports fan, but 
she was the Cleveland Indian’s #1 
fan and enjoyed watching their 
games most of all. Patricia was an 
avid cat lover. Patricia never met a 
stranger; she was kind and loved by 
all. She loved being able to help 
others. Everyone that Patricia met 
knew that they could rely on her, 
and she would be there in moment’s 
notice for them. Above all else, she 
loved her children; they were the 
center of her world. 
Left to cherish her memories are 
her children Kimberly Ziegler and 
Ryan (Minka Romy) Burke; her 
granddaughter Anastasia; her 
siblings Robert Hoover, Mary Alice 
(Michael) Hoover Tvaroch, and 
Kevin Sean Hoover; her numerous 
nieces and nephews; and many 
other family and friends. 
Patricia is preceded in death by her 
parents. 
Visitation for Patricia will be held 
on Friday July 30, 2021, from 
5:00pm until 7:00pm, at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel, 415 
Robbins Ave, Niles, OH 44446, 
where a memorial service will 
immediately follow at 7:00pm. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donation may be made to Northeast 
Ohio SPCA, 9555 Brookpark Rd, 
Parma, OH 44129, or any animal 
charity of donor’s choosing in 
Patricia’s name. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Patricia at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Helen Janet (Makar) Camp, 89, of 
Salem Twp., in Leetonia, Ohio, 
passed away at 7:08 p. m., on 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 
Sheila’s House-The Haven, in 
Smith Twp., Beloit, Ohio.

She was born on June 28, 1932, in 
Berlin Center, Ohio to her late 
parents; Stephen and Anastasia 
(Tokar) Makar.

Helen was a 1950 graduate of 
Berlin Center High School and 
greatly enjoyed playing basketball. 
She married the love of her life; 
Samuel Mahlon Camp, on June 19, 
1952, just shy of her 20th birthday. 
Together they have spent 69 years 
creating a wonderful life and legacy 
together. Over the years, Helen was 
employed as a switchboard operator 
for Ohio Bell Telephone Company, 
as well as the Russell Company and 
as a clerk at various retail stores. 
When she wasn’t working outside 
the home, she was busy working on 
their families dairy farm, which she 
did for over 30 years. Life on the 
farm gave Helen opportunity to do 
a variety of things that she not only 
enjoyed but allowed her to provide 
for her family’s livelihood. She 
took pleasure in working with her 
husband side-by-side in all aspects 
of farm life and she enjoyed the 
company of the numerous dogs she 
had over the years on the farm. She 
had a passion for sewing and loved 
the beauty of the flowers she tended 
too. She was responsible for the 
chickens from beginning to end. 
Whether it was eggs for breakfast 
or chicken for dinner, the chicken’s 
were hers to tend and she did what 
needed to be done. Helen could 
often be found in the vegetable 
garden and come harvest time, in 
the kitchen preserving the “fruits” 
of her labor by canning that years 
bounty for her family to enjoy 
throughout the year. When it came 
to mealtime, she knew how to put 
on a spread! When it was time for 
dinner, you knew exactly what time 
food would be on the table and you 
had better be there on time or you 
were out of luck and you certainly 
wouldn’t want to miss out on 
dessert and one of her homemade 
pies, that was certain to make your 
mouth water! Her homemade 
perogies were bigger than anyone's 
around and some of the best you 
would ever taste. She was always 
on the hunt for a deal and one of her 
favorite places to find great deals 
was going to garage sales and 
attending the Rogers Flea Market 
on a regular basis. Helen was a 
“social butterfly” and a people 
person. Up until about 3 years ago 
they would take a camper to the 
Canfield Fair and she would spend 
the week enjoying friends, family 
and all that the fair had to offer. She 
even helped for a time at a candy 
stand at the fair, but it wasn’t for the 
money, it was a time to catch up 
with friends and make new ones. 
Even with her very active life, 
Helen managed to find time to relax 
which often involved a trip to 
Amish country or kicking up her 
heals on the dance floor...Square 
dancing that is. After having had 4 
daughters, which she loved dearly, 
it came as no surprise to her family, 
one of Helen’s greatest joys was the 
birth of her fifth child; a boy. Helen 
truly loved each and everyone of 
her family with her entire being. 
She lived her life to the fullest and 
filled a life time with treasured 
memories.

In addition to her husband, Helen is 
survived by her children; Patricia 
(Robert) Miller of Leetonia, Lynne 
(Terry) Malmsberry of Beloit, 
Theresa (Michael) Stipetich of 
Hubbard, Anita (Joe) Garzoni of 
Salem, Samuel (Marilyn) Camp of 
Leetonia, grandchildren; Jerrod 
Miller, Mandy (Miller) Lindsay, 
Samantha (Miller) Peel, Bobbie 
(Miller) Harrison, Nathen 
Malmsberry, Kacie (Malmsberry) 
Miller, Michelle (Stipetich) Chaney, 
Kimberly (Stipetich) McBride, 
Anthony and Jeremy Garzoni, 
great-grandchildren; Ike Lindsay, 
Thelma and Opal Peel, Grady and 
Lacey Harrison, Russell 
Malmsberry and Hazel Rose 
Malmsberry, twins; Jude and 
Marshall Miller, Olivia and 
Madison McBride, Addilynn 
Garzoni.

Along with her parents, Helen is 
preceded in death by her brother; 
Charles Makar, ½ brothers; Peter, 
John, Paul and Andrew Halczak, ½ 
sisters; Rose Marinelli, Mary 
Flickinger, Ann Joseph.

There will be no services held at 
this time.

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





Obituary
Mona (Rezek) Koneval, 89, passed 
away Friday, July 23, 2021 in 
Youngstown. Mona was born 
February 22, 1932 in Youngstown, 
the daughter of the late Thomas and 
Helen (Ford) Rezek. Mona was a 
lifetime member of St. Maron 
Maronite Catholic Church in 
Youngstown. She attended East 
High School and, in addition to 
being a homemaker, worked for 
Dale Cleaners in Youngstown for 
more than 30 years. She was an 
avid bowler and enjoyed spending 
time with friends, going dancing, 
and playing the slots and lottery. 
Mona is survived by her daughter 
Roberta (Ray) Mansour of Las 
Vegas, NV; her son Thomas (Toni) 
Koneval of Hubbard; her brothers, 
Newman Rezek of Boardman and 
Randall (Donna) of Louisville, OH; 
her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Rezek; 
her grandchildren, Bill (Candace) 
Nelson, James (Sabrina) Nelson, 
Lindsey (Nick) Goyak, Joni 
Koneval, and Christopher Koneval; 
and her great-grandchildren, Leila, 
Abby, and Emily Nelson, Lexie and 
Jayden Nelson, and Olivia Goyak; 
and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, Mona was 
preceded in death by her brother, 
Richard Rezek, sister, Patricia 
Parrotto; brother-in-law, Anthony 
Parrotto and sister-in-law, Joann 
Rezek. The famiy extends special 
thanks to Omni Manor and to 
Hospice of the Valley for their care 
of Mona over the past year. 
Services will be private.Memorial 
contributions may be made to Omni 
Manor or Hospice of the Valley.





Obituary
WARREN- Michael Bland, age 67, 
passed away peacefully at his home 
Friday, July 23, 2021 surrounded by 
his family. 
Michael was born June 18, 1954 in 
Warren to the late Charles R. and 
Velma M. (Junkins) Bland. He was 
of the Christian faith. 
Mike was a 1972 graduate of 
Braceville High School. He was a 
steel worker at Thomas Steel for 
over 28 years. He was a member 
and served as Vice-President of 
USW Local 1375 in Warren. 
He was an avid outdoorsman. Mike 
loved freedom and was a proud 
supporter of the Second 
Amendment. In his spare time, he 
became a gunsmith. 
Besides his parents, Mike is 
preceded in death by his son Steven 
J. “Joey” Bland. 
Michael is survived by his wife, 
Kelly; his sons, Michael, Josh, and 
Daniel; his daughter Nicole; three 
brothers, Randy (Kathy), Mark 
(Jan), and Roy Bland. 
Friends may call Monday, July 26th 
from 12-2PM and 5-8PM at the 
Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-
Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren; where funeral service 
will be 3:30PM Tuesday with 
Pastor Jason Allen officiating. 
Interment in All Souls Cemetery. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Mike’s family.





Jarold Truman "Jerry" Eddy loved 
to celebrate his birthday. He would 
fondly recall memories of “turning 
23 on the 23rd,” so it is very fitting 
that he left this world on Friday, 
July 23, 2021 at 3:58 a.m., on his 
85th birthday, to celebrate with his 
loved ones in heaven. 
Born on July 23, 1936 in 
Moundsville, West Virginia to 
Truman and Mary (Echoles) Eddy, 
he lived in Alliance most of his life. 
Jarold attended Alliance Public 
Schools and was a member of the 
Alliance Baptist Temple. 
He was employed at Chrysler 
Corporation as a press operator and 
retired in 1996. 
Jerry was a member of the Fraternal 
Order of the Eagles #2174, Loyal 
Order of the Moose Lodge 362, 
V.F.W. Post #1036 and the 
American Legion Post #166. 
He was an avid walker who enjoyed 
daily walks through Silver Park. 
Jerry also enjoyed ceramics, 
making pieces in his kiln and 
painting them to give to loved ones 
or to sell. He read several 
newspapers a day to keep up on 
current events. Most of all, Jerry 
loved having a good time with 
friends and family at the clubs. 
Survivors include his daughter, 
Karen Bodwell of Brookfield, MO; 
four grandchildren, Kaleb, Josh, 
Luke and Katie; nine great-
grandchildren; four nieces, Kathie 
Ronci, Mary Ann Cox, Virginia 
Crowe and Leann Laure; a nephew, 
William "Billy" Underwood; and 
his sweetheart, Muriel Noling. 
Preceding him in death was his 
wife, Roma Wells Konrath Eddy 
whom he married on July 31, 2000 
and who died on December 22, 
2009; his son, Christopher Eddy; 
his parents; and three sisters, Janice 
Shively, Mary K. Underwood and 
Judith McNeal. 
The family will receive friends on 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 1:00 
– 2:00 p.m. at Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home. His 
Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 
p.m., with Rev. Randy Payne of 
Alliance Baptist Temple, 
officiating. Burial will immediately 
follow at Mt. Union Cemetery. 
Jerry’s family would like to give a 
special thank you to the staff at 
Stone Creek Assisted Living and 
Memory Care. Jerry will be forever 
grateful for their many cans of 
tomato soup and Coke, but mostly 
for their love and support in his 
time of need. 
Memorial contributions are 
suggested to The Judith A. McNeal 
Education Scholarship, c/o Leann 
Laure, 1000 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, OH 44601. 
You are invited to view Jerry's 
tribute wall, offer condolences and 
share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by the Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.





Obituary
On July 10,2021 Donna Jean 
Masters, 93, went home to be with 
loved ones who have gone before 
her. Donna was born on April 25, 
1928 in Youngstown, Ohio to 
Charles and Dorothy (Finch) 
Moore. She was the eldest of ten 
children and resided in Youngstown 
her entire life. 
Donna was the beloved and 
respected Matriarch of her family. A 
devoted Mother, Grandmother and 
Great-Grandmother; her wisdom, 
honesty and grace are forever 
engrained in the generations. She 
exhibited a genuine love of life and 
of her family, adopting the 
optimistic motto, “Life is but a 
dream.” One of her favorite ways to 
show love was through cooking and 
baking; Donna’s apple pie was an 
all-time family favorite. 
On June 24, 1950, Donna married 
her high school sweetheart, Dudley 
J. Masters. Together they raised 
four daughters. They were married 
for 54 years. Both graduated from 
South High School in 1946 and 
remained actively involved on their 
reunion committee until the 60th 
class reunion. 
Donna was a woman of great faith 
and lived her life by the credo “we 
are here to serve”. As a young 
mother she was President of the 
PTA and Leader of Girl Scouts and 
Campfire Girls. She volunteered for 
the American Cancer Society, the 
Board of Elections, and gave 
faithfully to every charity under the 
sun. She was President of the 
Auxiliary Society of Professional 
Engineers and a Docent for the 
Butler Art Institute. She was a 
dedicated member of Austintown 
Community Church, where she 
served on the consistory and as a 
youth-mentor. 
Donna is survived to celebrate her 
life by children Patricia (James) 
Pieron , Jane Miller (Randall Hess), 
and Marolan (Edward) Sunseri; 
grandchildren Joshua (Jennifer) 
Chamberlain, Whitney (Scott) 
Greer, Heather (Joseph) Carcelli, 
Matthew (Ruby) Pieron, Brett 
(Kerry) Miller, Eric Miller, Katie 
(Dale) Grimm, and Emiley 
(Nathaniel) Body; great -
grandchildren, Rossi, Charlie, 
Dudley, Grace, Olan, Alexia, 
Gabriella, Ellison, Collin, Ashleigh, 
Olivia and Ezra; sisters Nancy 
Mercier, Carol Lautner; brothers 
Thomas Moore, Robert Moore, 
brother- in-law Richard Masters, 
and her cherished companion of 15 
years, William Dunlap. 
Besides her parents, Donna was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Dudley; her eldest daughter, Vicki 
Chamberlain Woody; and her 
brothers, John Ferguson, William 
Moore, Charles Moore Jr., James 
Moore and Raymond Moore. 
On behalf of Donna, her family 
would like to express their deepest 
gratitude for the care and 
compassion that she received from 
(RN) Kendra, (HHA) Leetonia & 
Stacey, (Chaplin) Laurie, and the 
entire staff of Crossroads Hospice. 
A private service will be held to 
honor Donna’s remarkable life. In 
her memory, donations may be 
made to the “Crossroads Hospice & 
Palliative Care” of Green, Ohio.





Obituary
Garry M. Grandy Jr., age 46 of 
Alliance, passed away unexpectedly 
on July 21, 2021.

He was born on March 31, 1975 in 
Plattsburgh New York to Garry M. 
Grandy Sr. and Dawn Burgess 
Grandy.

Garry owned and operated GMG 
Roofing and Construction.

A member of Faith Family Church, 
Garry lived his faith, he loved 
Jesus, he loved his family and 
friends; and was a man who 
overcame many obstacles 
gracefully to any and all he met.

The sweetest, toughest bad-ass guy 
you’d ever meet was also the most 
patient, generous, kindest man.

He loved going to the YMCA with 
his son Evan; riding bikes, 
especially his BMX, and taking his 
kids and skateboard to the Skate 
Park.

He loved animals, with his 
nickname, the Animal Whisperer; 
he loved video games, especially 
where he could safely race cars! He 
loved his toys, as his collection of 
hot wheels shows.

During COVID, Garry bought old 
TV trays which he converted to 
stands for the keyboards he 
reconstructed for his kids so they 
could have ‘music class’; as he 
loved music and playing his guitars 
and sharing that love with his 
children. They also enjoyed 
spending time at Walborn Reservoir 
with their paddle boat.

Always a happy person, Garry 
loved being fashionable, eating 
good food, and cooking for his 
family. He was crazy about his 
wife, Steph, and generous to anyone 
who needed a helping hand.

He will be deeply missed by his 
family, including his wife, 
Stephanie M. (Chilcoat) Grandy, 
whom he married August 8, 2008; 
his sons, Benjamin Hale-Grandy 
and Evan Grandy; his daughter, 
Maylee Grandy; his parents, Linda 
Allen, Dawn and Jim Doulin, and 
Garry Grandy Sr.; his sister, Sherry 
Grandy; and many other family 
members and friends.

A Celebration of Life with time to 
visit and share with the family will 
be from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 
2021 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with a Memorial 
Service beginning at 5 p.m.

In Garry’s honor, memorial 
contributions may be made c/o of 
Consumer’s Bank for trust funds for 
Evan and Maylee Grandy.

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





Obituary
Charles L. Warrington, age 88, of 
Louisville, Ohio passed away on 
July 22, 2021. He spent most of his 
years in Amsterdam, OH, but spent 
most of his recent years at Cutty’s 
Sunset Resort and in Jasper, Texas.

He was born on December 18, 1932 
in Bergholz, Ohio to Charles 
Warrington and Florence 
Daugherty. 

Charles graduated from Bergholz 
High in 1950. Shortly after 
graduating, he enlisted in the 
Marine Corp where he was a 
gunner in the Mortar Company. 
Charles was a veteran of the Korean 
War. He was a member of Hope 
Church in Amsterdam, Ohio. 
Charles was also a long term 
member of the Moose Club, VFW 
Post 232 and the Marine Corp 
Breakfast Club in Wintersville, 
Ohio. He was a former coin 
collector and an avid bowler and 
card player. Charles loved dogs, 
especially Dobermans.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Luella “Doll” 
Warrington, whom he married on 
December 21, 1957 and spent 64 
happy years with; his children, 
Chuck (Janie) Warrington and Terry 
(Sue) Warrington; three 
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; brother, Russ; and 
granddaughter, Kimberley 
Dinsdale.

A private family service will be 
held.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the Doberman 
Underground Rescue, 114 
Barrington Town Square Dr., Suite 
345, Aurora, OH 44202 or St. Jude 
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. 





Obituary
Glenn "Jim" Jefferys Jr. 68 of 
Alliance passed away on 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Arbors 
Nursing Facility in Minerva. He 
was born in Alliance on November 
16, 1952 the son of the late Glenn J. 
Jefferys and June (Rumbaugh) 
Bischel. He was a graduate of West 
Branch High School and worked 
many years as a truck driver for 
ACME Trucking. Jim loved 
traveling and being on the road 
always going from place to place, 
however he did enjoy taking the 
time to spend with his family and 
friends.

Survivors include his daughters; 
Jacky Poteet,and Joni Jefferys, 7 
grandchildren and 5 great 
grandchildren. He is also survived 
by 3 brothers Russell, Mark and 
Daniel Jefferys. Besides his parents 
he was preceded in death by his son 
Justin Jefferys and step father Carl 
Bischel.

A Memorial Service will be held on 
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM 
at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral 
home in Sebring. A time of 
visitation will be held on Saturday 
from 6:00 PM to the time of the 
service at 7:30 PM. 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 (3





Obituary
Washingtonville - Arlene Raynes, 
age 87, died on Thursday, July 22, 
2021, at Crandall Medical Center, 
Sebring.

She was born on May 26, 1934, in 
Charleston, WV, daughter of the 
late Delford and Dessie Summers 
Taylor, Sr.

Arlene had worked as a line worker 
for former Hope Manufacturing, 
Leetonia and was a member of the 
Church of the Nazarene, 
Columbiana for over 50 years.  She 
enjoyed collecting bells and making 
porcelain dolls and quilts, but her 
biggest delight was in spoiling her 
grandchildren.

Her husband, Clarence Raynes, 
whom she married on June 7, 1952, 
preceded her in death on February 
12, 2005.

Arlene is survived by her three 
daughters, Linda (Thomas) Dykens 
of Lisbon, Lois (James) Lewis of 
Columbiana, Susan (Rob) Jones of 
Warner Robbins, GA; four sons, 
Lloyd (Kathy) Raynes of 
Lexington, SC, Les Raynes of 
Washingtonville, David (Bonnie) 
Raynes of Leetonia, and Mitch 
(Donna) Raynes of Beverly Hills, 
FL; two sisters, Ellen Taylor of 
Sanford, FL and Iva (Jack) Parsons 
of Chardon; a brother, Alford 
(Martha) Taylor of FL; 19 
grandchildren; 28 great-
grandchildren; and 5 great great 
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two 
sons, Robert and Randall Raynes; 
her twin sister, Pauline Loudermilk; 
and two brothers, Duane Taylor and 
Delford Taylor, Jr.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 5:00 
pm - 8:00 pm and on Monday, July 
26, 2021, from 10:00 am – 11:00 
am both at the Church of the 
Nazarene, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, 
July 26, 2021, at 11:00 am at the 
Church of the Nazarene, 
Columbiana with Pastor Jan 
Winnale officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be made 
to the Church of the Nazarene, 
Columbiana.

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





Obituary
"I have fought the good fight, I 
have finished the race, I have kept 
the faith." Charlotte Mae Crawford, 
82, of Rogers, OH, went home to be 
with the Lord on July 19, 2021.

Charlotte was born in Alliance, OH 
on July 6, 1939, daughter of Homer 
and Alta Barnhouse.

On March 30, 1957, she married 
William Crawford, whom she’d 
known most of her life, as their 
families lived “up the road” from 
one another. The couple were 
spectacular at dancing the Jitterbug 
as youngsters and got to carry on 
the tradition many times throughout 
the years at family wedding 
receptions. Charlotte had known all 
of her life that she wanted to be a 
mother and was blessed with three 
children she adored- Melody, 
Brenda, and Mike. She also had the 
privilege of caring for her niece and 
nephew for many years, Jean and 
Rick. Charlotte was a selfless and 
caring mother and sacrificed 
anything she could to show love to 
her children. Ironing was part of 
almost every day and she even 
ironed blue jeans! She stayed close 
with all of her children as they grew 
up and raised children of their own, 
always planning family gatherings 
at her home and many trips for the 
whole extended family to St. Pete 
Beach, Florida. Oh, the many 
memories we all have from those 
trips! Her home was always open to 
everyone and her delicious Sunday 
dinners of roast, potatoes, carrots, 
and noodles warmed hearts, as well 
as bellies.

She loved the beach, she loved 
giving gifts and blessing others, and 
she always made each family 
member feel like the most special 
person in her life. She and her 
husband Bill helped to build Lake 
Mount Church of Christ in New 
Waterford, OH, and she played the 
piano during worship services for 
many years, adding on her signature 
flourish at the conclusion of the 
songs, oftentimes playfully bopping 
a grandchild or two on the stomach 
after they would run to the piano to 
hug her at the end of church 
services.

Speaking of her grandchildren, she 
had nine- Kristy (Sims) Chadwick, 
Amy (Tony) McCoy, Aaron (Cheri) 
Unkefer, Danielle (Josh) Menning, 
Brian (Jenna) Crawford, Lisa 
(Scott) Cannistraro, Angie (James) 
Laverie, Jamie (Nick) Till and 
Jennifer (James) Fox. No matter 
which of the many names she 
answered to- Grammie, G-ma, 
Grandma, etc, she was every 
grandchild’s biggest fan- attending 
countless sporting events, plays, 
graduations, and recitals. The 
grandchildren agree unanimously- 
G-ma’s CoCo Wheats cannot be 
duplicated. She cornered the market 
on CoCo Wheats and no one else in 
the entire universe could make them 
as perfectly as she did. Spending 
the night at G-ma’s meant waking 
up to CoCo Wheats and buttered 
toast to dip in them while sitting 
and watching cartoons with the TV 
tray and pretty much feeling like 
royalty.

As a child, Charlotte loved 
watching her Aunt Betty work as 
Head Cashier of the A & P in East 
Palestine, OH, and decided at a 
young age that being a Head 
Cashier would be the most fun job. 
Like with most things Charlotte set 
her mind to, she made it happen, 
working at Kroger and then Save-
A-Lot for many years, most of 
those years as Head Cashier. Her 
work ethic was admirable and one 
of her favorite adages was, “If 
you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got 
time to clean.”

Charlotte was also an adored great 
grandmother to 20 blessed great 
grandchildren here on Earth and 
one great grandchild who preceded 
her in his journey to heaven. The 
great grandkids loved to visit 
Grandma Charlotte and her closet 
packed full of board games and 
coloring books. She had a talent for 
creating fun games out of next to 
nothing. No one was ever bored at 
her house! She even made up silly 
games every Christmas for the 
whole family to play as part of the 
gift opening that often ended with 
everyone laughing so hard we were 
all crying.

Charlotte’s faith in Jesus was the 
most important aspect of her life 
and she inspired many others to 
seek a relationship with Him in 
their own lives. She left this Earth 
surrounded by her husband and her 
children, of whom she was so 
proud. In her own words, “They’ve 
remained faithful and raised their 
kids to love the Lord, too. Praise 
God!” Her family is so grateful for 
the many memories we have with 
her as she joins Jesus for eternity. In 
all of these memories, we find a 
common denominator: Charlotte 
always made each of us feel special 
and loved.

She is survived by her daughters 
Melody (Larry) Workman of 
Leetonia, Brenda (Dale) Unkefer of 
Columbiana, and her son, Mike 
(Robin) Crawford of Salem; nine 
grandchildren, and twenty great 
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 
mother, Alta Barnhouse, her father 
Homer Barnhouse, her brother 
Donnie Barnhouse, her brother Bill 
Barnhouse, and her great grandson 
Levi Laverie.

Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., 
Friday, July 23, 2021, at Lake 
Mount Church of Christ with Tim 
Postle officiating.

Friends will be received from 5:00 
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 
22, 2021, at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana 
and for one hour prior to the funeral 
on Friday at the church.

Interment will take place at East 
Carmel Cemetery, Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can 
be made to “Heartbeat of 
Columbiana County,” 848 
Northside Ave, East Liverpool, 
Ohio 43920.

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





Obituary
Mark Criswell Simcox passed away 
on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 
Abode Advantage in Maineville, 
Ohio at the age of 74.

Mark was born in Columbus, Ohio 
on October 31, 1946 and grew up in 
Worthington, Ohio.  He graduated 
from Worthington High School in 
1964.

He is survived by his brother, 
Daniel (Kristy) Simcox; sister Anne 
(Larry) Carter; nephew Jason 
Simcox; niece Sara (Paul) 
O’Connor; niece Joanna (Kyle) 
Sears; niece Danielle (George) 
Skestos; nephew Chad (Angie) 
Carter; and 11 great nieces and 
great nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his 
parents, Donald and Evelyn 
Simcox. 

Mark and his family attended Glen 
Echo Presbyterian Church and 
Mark often sang in a quartet and 
played the cello.  He graduated 
from Oberlin Conservatory of 
Music in 1968.  For 40 years, Mark 
played in the Boston Lyric Opera 
orchestra.  He was principal cellist 
of the Boston Classical Orchestra 
and a new music ensemble called 
Alea III.  He performed with the 
Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet 
Orchestra, and national tours with 
the New York City Opera.  Mark 
loved the year he spent living in 
Hawaii as assistant principal cellist 
for the Honolulu Symphony 
Orchestra.  During the summer, he 
played the orchestral concerts on 
the Boston Esplanade, at the Hatch 
Shell, and in Fenway Park.  In 
2013, Mark retired to Key West, 
Florida where he was a member of 
the Southernmost Chamber Music 
Society.  He enjoyed growing 
beautiful tropical flowers, paddle 
boarding, kayaking and bicycling.

A memorial service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 
2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church, Leetonia with pastor Kari 
Lankford officiating. Friends and 
family will be received for one hour 
prior to the service. Burial will take 
place at Columbiana Cemetery.

The services will be live streamed 
and available on the church’s 
Facebook page (St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church ELCA) for his many friends 
in Key West, Boston, and all over 
the country and world.

In honor of Mark, donations may be 
made to The American Heart 
Association.

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

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





Obituary
Russell Lee Smith Jr, age 55, of 
Canton, OH passed away Monday, 
July 19, 2021. He was born May 
24, 1966 in Canton, OH. Russell 
was a former employee of United 
Grinding and Machine of Canton. 
He was an avid outdoorsman and 
hunter. He was a member of the 
NRA, Mapleton Gun Club and 
Zeppelin Gun Club.

Russell was preceded in death by 
his father, Russell Lee Smith, Sr. He 
is survived by his wife, Linda 
Smith; his mother, Marybelle 
Smith; two sons, Josh and Jake 
Smith; step-daughter, Amanda 
(Milan) Trumbull; four step-sons, 
Christopher Powell, Gary Powell, 
Shane Powell and Cody (Michelle) 
Powell; a brother, Richard Smith.

Funeral services will be 12noon 
Monday at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville. Calling hours 
will be from 10am-12noon on 
Monday at the funeral home. 
Russell will be laid to rest in 
Warstler Cemetery, Canton, OH. 
Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier – Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Roseann M. Thomas, 77, of 
Austintown, passed away Tuesday, 
July 20, 2021 at Austinwoods 
Nursing Center. 
Roseann was born April 16, 1944 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of 
the late Joseph and Rose 
(Ramunno) Garasky. 
Roseann was a 1963 graduate of 
Chaney High School. Roseann was 
a homemaker and enjoyed caring 
for her family, baking, sewing, 
crocheting and crafting. She was an 
avid Ohio State Buckeyes and 
Cleveland Browns fan. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded 
in death by her first husband John 
Wessenauer whom she married 
August 26, 1967 and died 
December 23, 1996. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, 
her husband Ronald Thomas, whom 
she married February 2, 2002; her 
daughters Lorie Ieraci, Michelle 
(Doug) Bokros, and Debra Pettes; 
her grandchildren Tony and Joey 
Ieraci and Benji and Emelia Pettes; 
and her brother Joseph (Vicki) 
Garasky Jr. She also leaves behind 
her beloved dog Scarlet. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends Friday, July 23, from 
11:00AM- 1:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel, where a 
service will be held immediately 
following at 1:00 PM at the funeral 
home. 
The family would like to thank the 
staff at Austinwoods Nursing 
Center for their loving care, 
friendship and compassion. 
To share thoughts of sympathy with 
the family, visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Cortland - Edwin Matt Niemi, 94, 
peacefully passed away on Monday, 
July 19, 2021, at Trumbull Regional 
Medical Center, surrounded by his 
loved ones. 
Edwin was born in Warren, Ohio, 
on September 20, 1926. His parents 
were Matt and Minnie (Minnela) 
Niemi. 
He graduated from Bazetta High 
School and King’s Point Merchant 
Marine Academy, Long Island, NY. 
Edwin, retired Lt. JG USNR, served 
as an officer in the US Navy and the 
US Merchant Marines during the 
Korean conflict and was present at 
the signing of the peace treaty 
between North and South Korea at 
the behest of the Admiral of the 
Navy. 
In 1953, he married the former 
Eileen Anthony, who survives. 
Mr. Niemi was employed by the 
Wean Engineering Co. as a field 
engineer. During this time, he and 
his family resided in several 
Western European countries where 
he installed new steel mill 
equipment in the war-torn areas. He 
retired in 1985. 
Locally Edwin, with his brother 
Arne, built and developed the Elm 
Road Dairy Queen in 1952. After 
his brother’s death, he constructed 
and administered other Dairy 
Queen operations in Cortland and 
Howland. 
Edwin was a long-time member of 
Jerusalem Lodge F&AM and 
Hartford OES, of which he served 
as patron twice. He was a member 
of Cortland Christian Church, was a 
former elder and contributing 
member of many committees. He 
was a charter member of the 
Cortland/Bazetta Optimist Club, 
and a member of the Cortland 
Conservation Club. 
Mr. Niemi was an avid sportsman 
who passed his love of fishing to 
many family members. A superb 
marksman, he also enjoyed hunting 
both in the US and in various 
foreign countries. He travelled 
extensively by motor home and 
later with educational groups to 
many lands. His adventure stories 
are legendary to both family and 
friends. 
He will be lovingly missed by his 
four children and their spouses: 
Timothy (Crystal) Niemi, Anthony 
Niemi, Teresa Stevenson, and Tina 
(Jack Alpert) Niemi. 
There are eight very important 
grandchildren and their spouses: 
Erika (Niemi) and Bob Heltzel, 
Daren and Stephanie Niemi, Lydia 
Niemi, Max and Jessica Stevenson, 
Eliot Alpert, Benjamin Alpert, 
Logan Niemi, and Lauren Niemi, 
and one great granddaughter, Piper 
Niemi. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his brothers 
Nelo and Arne and by his sisters, 
Esther Cox and Miriam Niemi. 
A memorial service will be held at 
the Cortland Christian Church on 
Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 
11:00AM. A luncheon will be 
served. 
Material contributions may be made 
to the Cortland Christian Church in 
Edwin’s name. The address of the 
Cortland Christian Church is 153 
Grove St, Cortland, OH 44410.





Obituary
Henry R. “Hank” Morrison, Jr., age 
59 of Cortland, Ohio, died 
peacefully at his residence Tuesday, 
July 20, 2021. 
He was born in Warren, Ohio on 
March 30, 1962, to Henry R. and Jo 
(Prosperi) Morrison. 
Hank was a graduate of Mathews 
High School. He was an avid 
outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, 
hunting, and trapping. He was a 
member of the NRA. 
Hank retired from Delphi; In his 
younger years he spent just about 
every weekend during race season 
working in a pit crew for NASCAR. 
Hank was preceded in death by his 
father, Henry R. Morrison, Sr. 
Hank is survived by his mother Jo 
Morrison, his sister, Jennifer 
Morrison of Vienna, and his niece, 
Bryn Paajanen of Currituck, NC 
Friends and family may call Friday, 
July 23rd from 10AM-12PM at 
Lane Funeral Homes-Shafer-
Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. in 
Cortland. A private family 
graveside service will follow. 
Interment in Dugan Cemetery.





Obituary
Canfield - Alan Karl Bott, 54, of 
Canfield died in his sleep on June 4, 
2020 at his home.

Alan was born April 7, 1966, in 
Salem, Ohio to John Karl and 
Judith M. Bricker Bott.

He was a graduate of Crestview 
High School and attended 
Youngstown State University, Alan 
also completed coursework with 
General Motors and Porsche 
Motors.

Alan was vice president of 
operations for Summit Polymers in 
Youngstown where he specialized 
in brokering recycled plastic having 
joined them in July 2017. Prior to 
his association with Summit he was 
involved in car sales for many years 
at Stadium Auto Group, Ron Haus 
Auto, Armando's Porsche and 
Sweeney Auto.

From his early childhood days of 
selling and trading matchbox cars 
plus rebuilding bicycles with his 
father he was always in pursuit of 
the next deal involving some form 
of transportation. He won many 
sales awards throughout his career.

Alan was a member of Grace 
Church of Columbiana where he 
had been a junior deacon.

In addition to his parents, Alan is 
survived by his sister, Karen 
Nussbaumer, nieces Stefany and 
Samantha Nussbaumer and great 
niece Jordynn Nussbaumer, all of 
Struthers, plus several cousins.

Alan enjoyed playing golf and 
loved the feel of the open road on 
his motorcycles. He was a 
Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland 
Indians fan and could be seen in the 
stands with his friends. Alan 
attended many music concerts and 
would be seen going out to dinner 
with his parents on a regular basis. 
Since his father now resides in a 
nursing home, Alan took his mother 
out for dinner on a frequent basis.

A celebration of life service will be 
held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 
2021 at Grace Church, Columbiana 
for John “Karl” Bott and his son 
Alan Bott, who both passed away in 
2020.

Friends will be received from 11:00 
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the 
church.

The family has entrusted the care of 
their loved one to Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in 
Columbiana.





Obituary
John "Karl" Bott, 87, of 
Columbiana, Ohio died at Parkside 
Nursing Home on July 4,2020 
where he had been a resident the 
last four years. He was born July 
18, 1932 on the family farm in East 
Palestine, Ohio and was the son of 
William and Mollie Justison Bott.

A U.S. Army veteran, 966 
Engineers Corps (1953 1955) Karl 
was stationed in Germany for two 
years. Karl worked as an oiler in the 
maintenance department of Kaiser 
Refractories and its successor 
National Refractories and retired 
after over 41 years of employment. 
Following his retirement, Karl 
worked as a handyman at the 7 & 
14 Restaurant for four years. One of 
Karl's many hobbies included 
making and painting little wooden 
cars, He always carried a supply in 
his pickup truck to have available to 
give as gifts to children he met at 
McDonald's or the “truck stop” on 
his daily coffee run.

Karl was a member and former 
deacon of Grace Church of 
Columbiana. During their children's 
younger years he and his wife 
served as advisors of the church 
youth fellowship.

Survivors include his wife, Judith 
M. (Bricker) Bott whom he married 
June 16, 1957, a daughter, Karen

Nussbaumer, granddaughters 
Stefany and Samantha Nussbaumer 
and great granddaughter, Jordynn

Nussbaumer, all of Struthers. 
Additional survivors include sisters, 
Helen (Donald) Gormley of 
Colorado,

Joyce (Roy) Garman of Alliance 
and sisters-in-law Dorothy (Robert) 
Bott of Columbiana, Jessica (Eldon) 
Napolitano of Cocoa Beach, 
Florida, Joyce (Herb) of Salem, a 
special niece, Heather (Christon) 
Gerber of Alliance plus numerous 
nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Karl is 
predeceased by his son, Alan Karl 
Bott on June 4, 2020, He is also 
predeceased by his son-in-law, 
Larry Nussbaumer, brothers Robert, 
Herbert, Bruce and Eldon; sisters 
Pauline Ellebracht , and Mary 
Dickey; half brother William Bott; 
half sisters, Ruth Bott, Dorothy Bott 
Radler, and Ruth Bott Wilhelm; 
brother-in-law G. Allen Dickey and 
sister-in-law Carol Jenkins Bott.

Giving in death, as in life, Karl's 
earthly remains were donated to 
Northeast Ohio College of 
Medicine for research, final 
internment will be at the Ohio 
Western Reserve National 
Cemetery in Seville, Ohio (near 
Rittman).

A celebration of life service will be 
held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 
2021 at Grace Church, Columbiana 
for John “Karl” Bott and his son 
Alan Bott, who both passed away in 
2020.

Friends will be received from 11:00 
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the 
church.

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

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





Obituary
Caroline M. (Kraft) Hann, age 88, 
of Louisville, OH went to be with 
Jesus on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  
She was born to the late Harold and 
Ada Mae Kraft on May 1, 1933 in 
Massillon, Ohio.  She was a 1951 
graduate of Washington High 
School in Massillon.   She met and 
married the love of her life, Frank 
C. Hann, in 1953.  From then on, 
they were inseparable.  They did 
everything together including 
raising 4 children.  Caroline was 
compassionate and kind to 
everyone she met and loved having 
all her children and grandchildren 
to her home.  She loved playing the 
piano and had the most beautiful 
alto voice singing in her church 
choir.  At the age of 40, she 
returned to college and pursued her 
life-long dream of being an LPN.  
She carried her bible in the pocket 
of her nurse’s uniform and shared 
Jesus with her patients where she 
worked and eventually retired from 
Timken Mercy Hospital.  She loved 
the Cleveland Indians and her 
Massillon Tigers, but mostly loved 
the Lord.  She is now singing with 
the angels in heaven.

Caroline was a member of Christ 
United Methodist Church and the 
Ladies Auxiliary of Gideons Int.

Caroline leaves behind her husband 
and best friend of 68 years, Frank.  
Three children David (Dee) Hann 
of Martinsville, VA, Linda (Jim) 
Silver of Wooster, Julie (Russ) Hoff 
of Valdosta, GA., daughter-in-law 
Carol Hann of North Canton, 14 
grandchildren and 17 great-
grandchildren.   She is preceded in 
death by her son, Stephen, siblings 
Mary Alice Rupard, Charlotte 
Brown and Harold Kraft Jr.

Funeral services will be 1pm Friday 
at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville with Pastor Mike Grant 
officiating. Calling hours will be 
12-1pm Friday at the funeral home. 
Caroline will be laid to rest in 
Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. 
In lieu of flowers memorial 
donations may be made to Christ 
United Methodist Church in 
Louisville, OH. Online condolences 
may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
"I have fought the good fight, I 
have finished the race, I have kept 
the faith." Charlotte Mae Crawford, 
82, of Rogers, OH, went home to be 
with the Lord on July 19, 2021.

Charlotte was born in Alliance, OH 
on July 6, 1939, daughter of Homer 
and Alta Barnhouse.

On March 30, 1957, she married 
William Crawford, whom she’d 
known most of her life, as their 
families lived “up the road” from 
one another. The couple were 
spectacular at dancing the Jitterbug 
as youngsters and got to carry on 
the tradition many times throughout 
the years at family wedding 
receptions. Charlotte had known all 
of her life that she wanted to be a 
mother and was blessed with three 
children she adored- Melody, 
Brenda, and Mike. She also had the 
privilege of caring for her niece and 
nephew for many years, Jean and 
Rick. Charlotte was a selfless and 
caring mother and sacrificed 
anything she could to show love to 
her children. Ironing was part of 
almost every day and she even 
ironed blue jeans! She stayed close 
with all of her children as they grew 
up and raised children of their own, 
always planning family gatherings 
at her home and many trips for the 
whole extended family to St. Pete 
Beach, Florida. Oh, the many 
memories we all have from those 
trips! Her home was always open to 
everyone and her delicious Sunday 
dinners of roast, potatoes, carrots, 
and noodles warmed hearts, as well 
as bellies.

She loved the beach, she loved 
giving gifts and blessing others, and 
she always made each family 
member feel like the most special 
person in her life. She and her 
husband Bill helped to build Lake 
Mount Church of Christ in New 
Waterford, OH, and she played the 
piano during worship services for 
many years, adding on her signature 
flourish at the conclusion of the 
songs, oftentimes playfully bopping 
a grandchild or two on the stomach 
after they would run to the piano to 
hug her at the end of church 
services.

Speaking of her grandchildren, she 
had nine- Kristy (Sims) Chadwick, 
Amy (Tony) McCoy, Aaron (Cheri) 
Unkefer, Danielle (Josh) Menning, 
Brian (Jenna) Crawford, Lisa 
(Scott) Cannistraro, Angie (James) 
Laverie, Jamie (Nick) Till and 
Jennifer (James) Fox. No matter 
which of the many names she 
answered to- Grammie, G-ma, 
Grandma, etc, she was every 
grandchild’s biggest fan- attending 
countless sporting events, plays, 
graduations, and recitals. The 
grandchildren agree unanimously- 
G-ma’s CoCo Wheats cannot be 
duplicated. She cornered the market 
on CoCo Wheats and no one else in 
the entire universe could make them 
as perfectly as she did. Spending 
the night at G-ma’s meant waking 
up to CoCo Wheats and buttered 
toast to dip in them while sitting 
and watching cartoons with the TV 
tray and pretty much feeling like 
royalty.

As a child, Charlotte loved 
watching her Aunt Betty work as 
Head Cashier of the A & P in East 
Palestine, OH, and decided at a 
young age that being a Head 
Cashier would be the most fun job. 
Like with most things Charlotte set 
her mind to, she made it happen, 
working at Kroger and then Save-
A-Lot for many years, most of 
those years as Head Cashier. Her 
work ethic was admirable and one 
of her favorite adages was, “If 
you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got 
time to clean.”

Charlotte was also an adored great 
grandmother to 20 blessed great 
grandchildren here on Earth and 
one great grandchild who preceded 
her in his journey to heaven. The 
great grandkids loved to visit 
Grandma Charlotte and her closet 
packed full of board games and 
coloring books. She had a talent for 
creating fun games out of next to 
nothing. No one was ever bored at 
her house! She even made up silly 
games every Christmas for the 
whole family to play as part of the 
gift opening that often ended with 
everyone laughing so hard we were 
all crying.

Charlotte’s faith in Jesus was the 
most important aspect of her life 
and she inspired many others to 
seek a relationship with Him in 
their own lives. She left this Earth 
surrounded by her husband and her 
children, of whom she was so 
proud. In her own words, “They’ve 
remained faithful and raised their 
kids to love the Lord, too. Praise 
God!” Her family is so grateful for 
the many memories we have with 
her as she joins Jesus for eternity. In 
all of these memories, we find a 
common denominator: Charlotte 
always made each of us feel special 
and loved.

She is survived by her daughters 
Melody (Larry) Workman of 
Leetonia, Brenda (Dale) Unkefer of 
Columbiana, and her son, Mike 
(Robin) Crawford of Salem; nine 
grandchildren, and twenty great 
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 
mother, Alta Barnhouse, her father 
Homer Barnhouse, her brother 
Donnie Barnhouse, her brother Bill 
Barnhouse, and her great grandson 
Levi Laverie.

Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., 
Friday, July 23, 2021, at Lake 
Mount Church of Christ with Tim 
Postle officiating.

Friends will be received from 5:00 
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 
22, 2021, at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana 
and for one hour prior to the funeral 
on Friday at the church.

Interment will take place at East 
Carmel Cemetery, Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can 
be made to “Heartbeat of 
Columbiana County,” 848 
Northside Ave, East Liverpool, 
Ohio 43920.

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





Obituary
Alliance:

Henry Richard West, age 72, passed 
away July 16, 2021 at Aultman 
Alliance Hospital. He was born 
October 24, 1948 to the late Harry 
West and Wilma (Milligan) West. 
He is survived by his fiancée; 
Melissa Hawthorne,  daughters; 
Christina Hopper, Monica, sisters; 
Jacqueline Strawser, Lorraine 
(Michael) Shonk, Colleen (Monroe) 
Bradley, brother; Harold West, step-
children; Michelle Miller, Ron 
Miller, Michael Purskey, many 
grandchildren, many great-
grandchildren, and a very large 
extended family. In addition to his 
parents, he was preceded in  death 
by a son; Jason West, brother; Jan 
West, step-children; Norma Miller, 
Sheila West,  and Michael Miller.     

Henry enjoyed John Deere tractors, 
the great outdoors and mowing his 
yard. He also was a WWE wrestling 
fan and enjoyed listening to country 
music on K-105. He adored his cat 
named Boots. His family was his 
pride and joy.  His most precious 
memories include;  family time, 
holiday celebrations and spoiling 
his grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held on 
Wednesday July 21, 2021 from 5-
7pm at Dean's Funeral Home , 256 
West Ohio Avenue Sebring. Funeral 
service will take place at 1pm 
Thursday July 22, 2021. Burial will 
take place at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a 
contribution to the funeral home to 
defer the cost of his final 
arrangements.

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





Obituary
Wilma “Sue” Westphal, age 70, of 
Salem, died Saturday, July 17, 
2021, at the Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born 
October 24, 1950, in Salem, Ohio, 
daughter of the late Glen E. and 
Evelyn V. (Hayes) McAfee.

Sue did clerical work for various 
companies including the DeBartolo 
Corp, Salem Regional Medical 
Center, and Heritage Palms in Fort 
Myers Florida. She was a member 
of the Church at the Center and a 
1968 graduate of Salem High 
School.

Sue enjoyed golfing, Cleveland 
Indians, Cleveland Browns, Ohio 
State Buckeyes and loved shopping.

Survivors include her husband, 
David F. Westphal whom she 
married November 24, 1982; 
stepsons, John, Nick (Diane) and 
Chris Frankovich; sisters, Connie 
West of San Antonio, TX; LuAnn 
(Rick) Lippiatt of Salem and Glena 
(Charles) Frederick of Salem. She 
had a special love for her nieces, 
nephews, great nieces, and 
nephews. She also leaves behind 
her two dogs, Barry and Sissy.

Besides her parents, she was also 
preceded in death by a daughter, 
Sara Renee Cole.

A memorial service will be held 
2:00 p.m. Wednesday July 21, 
2021, at the Church at the Center, 
with Pastor Tim Ginter officiating. 
Her family will receive friends from 
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to LustGarten Foundation, 
Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 
Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, 
Woodbury, NY 11797 or Cleveland 
Clinic Philanthropy Institute, 
Crohn’s Research, P.O. Box 
931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-
1655.

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





Obituary
Wooster:

Kenneth N. Hilty, age 80 passed 
away on July 17, 2021 at Life Care 
Hospice Center in Wooster, Ohio. 
He was born March 4, 1941 to the 
late Paul and Edna (Nussbaugh) 
Hilty.

Kenneth attended Alliance 
Believers Church in Alliance. He 
was a very faithful man that loved 
the Lord, Southern Gospel Music 
and singing. He drove bus for the 
City of Canton and Pioneer Trails. 
He enjoyed watching birds and fast 
pitch softball.

He is survived by his Wife: Georgia 
(Prevost) Hilty. Daughters: Beverly 
(Steve) Shrock and Bethany (Jeff) 
Rodriguez. Sons: Bradley and 
Bevan Hilty. Sisters: Emma Jean 
(Dan) Yoder, Christine (Gary) 
Welfrey, and Alice Faye (Trent) 
Metcalf. Brother: Leon Ray (Jan) 
Hilty. Grandchildren: Kelsey (Ben) 
Troyer, Gretchen Hilty, Joshua 
Schrock, Landon Rodriguez, and 
Madison Rodriguez. Great- 
Grandchild: Murphy Lee Troyer.

Besides his parents he was preceded 
in death by his son, Brant Hilty and 
fist wife, Verda (Helmuth) Hilty.

A Memorial service will be held on 
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:30 
PM; at Sonnenberg Mennonite 
Church, located at 14367 Hackett 
Rd; Kidron, Ohio. Pastor Bill 
Lancaster will officiate. Friends and 
family may call from 5 till 6 pm, 
prior to the service.

Family request memorial 
contributions to made to Oasis 
Network at oasisnetwork.org or to 
Life Care Hospice, located at 1900 
Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

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





Obituary
New Waterford - Cecil L Conkle, 
78, of Crestview Rd New Waterford 
went home to be with the Lord 
surrounded by his loving family on 
July 19, 2021, at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Cecil was born September 29, 1942, 
in New Waterford to the late Cecil 
M and Kathleen J Weaver Conkle.

Cecil was the jack of all trades 
when it came to his employment, he 
had many different business 
interests before his retirement.

Cecil had several hobbies and 
interest. He loved boating, tractor 
pulling and having coffee and lunch 
with the guys. Cecil was a 50-year 
member of the East Palestine 
Masons, and he was a Shriner. He 
transported many children to the 
Shriners Hospital and loved helping 
them as much as possible.

Surviving him are three daughters, 
Barb (Scott) Baumgardner of 
Columbiana, Becky (Eric) Perkins 
of Poland and Chrissy (Dave) 
Norris of New Waterford. He leaves 
eight grandchildren, Stephenie (Joe) 
Beight, Jennifer (Larry) Proctor, 
Dan (Stephanee) Baumgardner, 
Justin Perkins, Collin Perkins, Nate 
(Brooke) Norris, Dakota (Ashley) 
Norris and Carlie Norris. He also 
leaves twelve great grandchildren 
and a sister, Bev (Dave) Groubert 
and a brother, Keith (Linda) Conkle 
along with many nieces and 
nephews.

The family will receive friends 
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 
Friday, July 23, 2021, at St. Paul’s 
Lutheran Church, Leetonia.

Per Cecil’s request no viewing will 
be held. A memorial service will 
take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday 
July 23, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church, Leetonia with Pastor Kari 
Lankford officiating. Friends and 
family will be received an hour 
prior to the service.

Burial will take place at the New 
Waterford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can 
be made to the Youngstown Shrine 
Club transportation fund at P.O. 
Box 302 North Lima, Ohio 44452.

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

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





Obituary
Bruce E. Irwin, age 74, of Canton, 
passed away on July 17, 2021.

He was born on July 15, 1947 in 
Alliance to Francis L. Irwin and 
Adeline M. Irwin. 

Bruce worked for Barberton 
Babcox and Wilcox for 43 years. 
After his retirement, his passion 
was volunteering at Beech Creek 
Botanical Gardens. He enjoyed 
studying genealogy and visiting 
Civil War battlefields. Bruce was a 
lifelong Cleveland Brown’s and 
Mount Union Football fan.  

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Sherry Casey Irwin, 
whom he married on June 10, 1967; 
son, Scott Irwin; his daughter, Jenni 
and son-in-law, Mark Storey; sister, 
Margaret “Peggy” Lucas; and his 
little buddies, Chloe, Casey, 
Snickers and Sheba.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

Per Bruce’s wishes, no calling 
hours or services will be held.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Beechcreek Botanical Garden, 
11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance, Ohio 
44601.

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





Obituary
Wladyslaw Piskor, 79 of 
Austintown died unexpectedly 
Saturday evening, July 10th at his 
residence. .Wladyslaw, known as 
Walter was born May 29, 1942 in a 
Polish Army Camp, Kermine, 
Russia, a son of the late Antoni and 
Anna (Jankiewicz) Piskor. Walter 
served in the United States Army 
during the Vietnam War. He worked 
for General Motors in Tarytown, 
NewYork for 29 years , coming to 
this area in 1995 and worked at the 
General Motors Lordstown Plant 
for four years, retiring in 1999. 
Walter enjoyed fishing and was an 
avid golfer. He leaves his wife, the 
former Ewa Czarzasty, whom he 
married September 21, 1985; his 
daughter, Elzbieta (Jim) Graff of 
Boardman; two grandchildren, 
Annia and Oliver. He also leaves a 
cousin, Katarzyna (Robert) Krol 
and their children, Matthew and 
Jason. Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by a brother. 
Friends may call on Wednesday 
from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. 
Luke Roman Catholic Parish, 
followed by a Memorial Mass at 
11:00 a.m. Friends and family may 
view this obituary and give their 
condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Diane L. Clark, age 65, of 
Louisville, OH, passed away 
unexpectedly with her significant 
other, Charles Neff and her brother, 
David Miller, on Thursday, July 15, 
2021. She was born in Canton, OH 
June 17, 1956 to the late Harland 
and Lois Jean (McEowen) Miller. 
Diane was a self-employed CPA 
and a partner in Uptown Joe Coffee 
Shop. She also participated in the 
Louisville Rotary Flag Project. 
Diane truly cared about everyone in 
the community, she was like a 
mother to all. Diane enjoyed talking 
and laughing with everyone she 
came across.

Diane is survived by a daughter, 
Christi (Rich) Sinchak; two sons, 
Greg (Elaine) Clark and Kenny 
Clark and his fiancée Valerie 
Myers; a sister Deb (Jim) Swallen; 
two brothers, Don (Lori) Miller and 
Doug (Donna) Miller. She is also 
survived by five grandchildren, 
Christian (Alex) Clark, Emily 
Clark, Presley Clark, Sadie Sinchak 
and Drew Sinchak; three great 
grandchildren, Avery, Poppy and 
Cooper Clark; her aunt, Martha Bell 
and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1pm 
Wednesday at Paradise United 
Church of Christ in Louisville with 
Rev. Dr. David Anderson 
officiating. Calling hours will be 
from 11am till 1pm Wednesday at 
the church. Diane will be laid to 
rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, 
OH. Memorial contributions may 
be made to the Stark County 
Humane Society, 5100 Peach St., 
Louisville, OH 44641. On line 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                           Stier – 
Israel Funeral 





Obituary
David L. Miller, age 71, of 
Louisville, OH, passed away 
unexpectedly, with his sister, Diane 
Clark and his friend, Charles Neff 
on Thursday July 15, 2021. He was 
born in Canton, Ohio on July 20, 
1949 to the late Harland and Lois 
Jean (McEowen) Miller. Dave was 
an Army Veteran, serving in 
Vietnam, and he was retired from 
the U.S. Postal Service. He was a 
member of the Louisville Post of 
the American Legion and the Lake 
P’na Sportsmen Club. He 
participated in the Louisville Rotary 
Flag Project.

Besides his parents, David was 
preceded in death by his wife, 
Teresa. He is survived by a sister, 
Deb (Jim) Swallen; two brothers, 
Don (Donna) Miller and Doug 
(Lori) Miller; aunt, Martha Bell and 
many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1pm 
Wednesday at Paradise United 
Church of Christ in Louisville with 
Rev. Dr. David Anderson 
officiating. Calling hours will be 
from 11am till 1pm Wednesday at 
the church. David will be laid to 
rest, with military honors, in Union 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. 
Memorial contributions may be 
made to Paradise United Church of 
Christ,619 E. Main St, Louisville, 
OH 44641. On line condolences 
may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                         Stier-
Israel Funeral Home    





Obituary
With deepest sorrow we announce 
that Kyle Dougherty (Doc) age 35 
(8-30-1985) our most beloved son, 
brother, uncle, fiancé, family 
member and friend died tragically 
Thursday 7-15-2021.
Those who knew Kyle even just a 
little, lost a shining light in their 
lives. Kyle will be missed everyday 
by his parents Jerry and Pam 
Dougherty, sister and brother-in-law 
Jera and Charlie Brackman and his 
Niece, Quinn Brackman. His 
grandmother Wanda Changet, his 
special grandparents Don and Joan 
Ferrell. His beloved fiancé Tracy 
Wiery and her children, Luke, 
Chelsea and Reese.
Kyle loved his fur buddy Marvin 
and his rescue cat Obie and many 
Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.
We know Kyle is now with his 
grandparents Chick and Joyce 
Dougherty and Papa Joe Changet.
Kyle was a 2004 Louisville High 
School graduate and attended Walsh 
and Malone University. He was 
currently employed by Ameriseal.
Kyle enjoyed many sports 
especially golf.
He touched so many lives with his 
infectious smile and loving heart, so 
continue to smile today and every 
day in memory of Kyle.

Funeral services will be 11am 
Friday at Louisville Christian 
Church, 1800 South Chapel St, 
Louisville, OH with Pastor Rick 
Brown officiating. Calling hours 
will be 5-8pm Thursday evening at 
the church. Online condolences can 
be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com





Obituary
Linda Sue Ingram was born March 
5, 1949 in Alliance, Ohio to the late 
Arthur Mack Mitchell and Lydia 
Nicholson. She was the fifth child 
born into this union.

Linda was married to the late 
Vernon Ingram. The two were 
married for 35 years until his death 
on December 13, 2015. 

Linda graduated from Alliance 
High School. She lived in Alliance 
and briefly in Youngstown. In 2003 
she began her travels back and forth 
to her daughter’s first military duty 
station at Ft. Still, OK. In 2007, 
Linda moved in permanently with 
her daughter in Hopewell, VA, 
while she was stationed at Ft. Lee, 
VA. From there she traveled across 
the United States with her daughter, 
Samiya Harris, and took care of her 
grandchildren for a total of eighteen 
years. Linda was able to make it to 
Samiya’s final duty station at Fort 
Gordon, GA, where she resided for 
three years, and that is where she 
passed in Augusta, GA on July 11, 
2021 at 12:52 p.m.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her children, Marcell (Muriel) 
Mitchell, Rahmeen (Michael) 
Loudermilk and Samiya (Jimmie) 
Harris; her grandchildren, Travis, 
Breann, Kynan Bush II, Amiya 
Bush, Alaya Harris, Jalayla, Rreion, 
Jeremiah Harris, Halo Harris; two 
great-grandchildren, Simiya Moore 
and Lakyia Moore; six siblings, 
Richard Snodgrass, Cassandra 
Taylor, Patricia Tucker, Brenda Hill 
and Thomasina Wilson.  She also 
leaves behind many nieces, 
nephews, friends and associates she 
made throughout her travels, near 
and far, and family dog, Bentley.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents and her husband, Vernon 
Ingram.

A funeral service will be held on 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1:00 
p.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. 





Obituary
Charles (Chuck) Edward Neff born 
September 4th, 1954 in Louisville, 
OH passed away unexpectedly at 
the age of 66 on July 15th, 2021.  
He was called home to The Lord 
alongside his significant other 
Diane Clark and close friend David 
Miller, brother of Diane.  He is 
preceded in death by his father 
Gayland Neff and Brother Larry 
Neff as well as many other 
extended family members.  He is 
survived by his mother Eleanor 
(Bishop) Neff; his children; Jodi 
(Scott) Fischer, Douglas (Erin) 
Neff, Carrie (Joshua) Riel, 
Courtney (Russell) Wurzbach and 
grandchildren Jasmine, Kylee, and 
Nathan Fischer; Madeline, Lucas, 
Emma and Owen Neff; Wyatt, Evan 
and Joscelyn Riel; Fynleigh and 
Norah Wurzbach.  He is also 
survived by his siblings; Patricia 
(Neff) Hyatt, Gail (Gary) Evans, 
Robert (Charlotte) Neff, Dan (Kay) 
Neff, Julie (Joseph) Teppert, Tom 
(Jodi) Neff, Mike (Debra) Neff, 
many nieces and nephews and great 
nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed spending time with his 
grandchildren, the outdoors, and 
making memories with his family 
as well as attending races with his 
good friend Frank Neff.

Funeral services will be 1pm 
Wednesday at Paradise United 
Church of Christ with Rev. Dan 
Deem officiating. Calling hours will 
be 11am – 1pm Wednesday at the 
church. Chuck will be laid to rest in 
Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.  
In lieu of flowers please make 
donations to Nimishillen Township 
Fire Department 4422 Maplegrove 
Ave, Louisville, Ohio 44641. 
Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                Stier-
Israel Funeral 





Obituary
SALEM – Emma Dolores (Curry) 
VanKirk, 83, passed away 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 
surrounded by her loved ones. She 
was born January 18, 1938, and 
raised in Du Bois, PA and settled in 
Ohio in 1971. Emma was the 
daughter of the late Charles and 
Erma (Frantz) Curry.
Emma worked as a press operator at 
Flambeau Inc., in Middlefield, OH, 
retiring in 2004.
Survivors include her son, James 
Conley of Leetonia, three 
daughters, Carol (Bryan) Antonell 
of Rosemount, MN, Linda (Don) 
Mackey of Bristolville, and Nancy 
(Jeff) Mealy of Wellsville; two 
brothers, James Curry of 
Middlefield and Robert (Betty) 
Curry of Du Bois, PA; nine 
grandchildren; 17 great 
grandchildren and many nieces and 
nephews.
Besides her parents, her first 
husband, James Conley, who served 
in the United States Army Corps.; 
second husband, Roger VanKirk, 
who served in the United States 
Marine Corps.; daughter, Sharon 
Conley; and a sister, Nita Rowley of 
Trenton, NJ also preceded her in 
death.
A private family gathering will be 
held at home. Emma will be buried 
next to her husband, Roger at Sager 
Cemetery in Bristolville, OH.
Memorial contributions may be 
made in Emma’s name to 
Community Hospice, 2341 E. State 
St., Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.
Arrangements are being handled by 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.

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





Obituary
SALEM – Emma Dolores (Curry) 
VanKirk, 83, passed away 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 
surrounded by her loved ones. She 
was born January 18, 1938, and 
raised in Du Bois, PA and settled in 
Ohio in 1971. Emma was the 
daughter of the late Charles and 
Erma (Frantz) Curry.
Emma worked as a press operator at 
Flambeau Inc., in Middlefield, OH, 
retiring in 2004.
Survivors include her son, James 
Conley of Leetonia, three 
daughters, Carol (Bryan) Antonell 
of Rosemount, MN, Linda (Don) 
Mackey of Bristolville, and Nancy 
(Jeff) Mealy of Wellsville; two 
brothers, James Curry of 
Middlefield and Robert (Betty) 
Curry of Du Bois, PA; nine 
grandchildren; 17 great 
grandchildren and many nieces and 
nephews.
Besides her parents, her first 
husband, James Conley, who served 
in the United States Army Corps.; 
second husband, Roger VanKirk, 
who served in the United States 
Marine Corps.; daughter, Sharon 
Conley; and a sister, Nita Rowley of 
Trenton, NJ also preceded her in 
death.
A private family gathering will be 
held at home. Emma will be buried 
next to her husband, Roger at Sager 
Cemetery in Bristolville, OH.
Memorial contributions may be 
made in Emma’s name to 
Community Hospice, 2341 E. State 
St., Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.
Arrangements are being handled by 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.

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





Obituary
Calling hours and a funeral service 
will be held on Monday, July 19, 
2021, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM 
at Lane Funeral Chapel, 65 N. 
Broad St. in Canfield, for James L. 
Sabo, 86 of Canfield, who died 
early Monday evening at his son’s 
home in Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
Burial for Jim will be held on 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 
AM at Canfield Village Cemetery, 
315 E Main Street, Canfield, Ohio. 
Jim was born October 17, 1934, in 
Youngstown, the ninth of ten 
children of the late Louis and 
Barbara (Boxnak) Sabo and was a 
lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from Austintown Fitch High School 
in 1952. Jim married his lifelong 
sweetheart Patricia Ann Swift on 
June 16, 1956 and was together 
with her until her death in 2012. 
Following an enlistment period in 
the United States Army in the 7th 
Army Artillery, Jim began a life-
long career in the construction 
industry. His expertise in 
construction served him well in his 
hobby of restoring historical 
structures. He participated in the 
restoration of many area historical 
buildings to include the Austin Log 
Cabin in Austintown, Western 
Reserve Village at the Canfield 
Fairgrounds, the WPA Memorial 
Building and Mahoning Dispatch 
Building in Canfield and several 
others. Jim was a member of St. 
Andrews Episcopal Church and St. 
James Episcopal Church. He was an 
active member of the Canfield 
Historical Society, where he held 
several offices. Jim was 
instrumental in researching, 
submitting the applications and the 
dedications of the Canfield 
Historical Markers. Jim is survived 
by his two sons, Kevin James Sabo 
(Rebecca Mundorff) of Bedford, 
Pennsylvania, Curtis Harold 
(Deborah Ann) Sabo of Canfield; 
his daughter, Halle Sabo (Scott 
Alan) Kraus of Washington, D.C., 
and his grandson, Eric Richard 
Sabo. Besides his parents and 
siblings Erma, Olga, Louis, Gilbert, 
Paul, William, Robert and Thomas, 
he was preceded in death by his 
wife, Patricia Swift Sabo and his 
grandson, Gregory Paul Sopher. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations to be made in the 
memory and honor of Jim to the 
Canfield Historical Society, P.O. 
Box 3, Canfield, Ohio 44406.





Obituary
Warren – Lucille E. Kuhn, 95, 
peacefully passed away on Friday 
morning, July 16, 2021, at Windsor 
House of Champion. 
Lucille was born on January 10, 
1926, in Brooklyn, OH, the 
daughter of the late Frank and Ethel 
(Grohs) Hisem. Lucille married the 
love of her life, Henry L. Kuhn, on 
February 26, 1949, and they shared 
14 wonderful years together before 
Henry’s tragic death in July of 
1963. 
Lucille was a member of Tod 
Avenue United Methodist Church 
for many years. 
Lucille had many jobs that she 
loved. She enjoyed working at IBM 
and Servamation at the Packard 
Plant, but her favorite job of all was 
at AMES where she did everything 
from being a cashier to stocking. 
Lucille was very talented at 
crocheting; she made hundreds of 
beautiful afghan’s. She loved to 
travel, especially to Arizona where 
she would visit her aunt, and 
occasionally go to the casino. She 
was a phenomenal baker. Lucille 
was famous for her pecan tarts 
which were a favorite among her 
family. Above all else, Lucille 
loved being a grandmother to her 
grandson, Justin. 
Left to cherish her memories is her 
son Larry (Linda) Kuhn of 
Leavittsburg, OH; her grandson 
Justin Kuhn of Los Angeles, CA; 
her sister Doris Ball of Delaware; 
several nieces and nephews; and 
many other family and friends. 
Besides her parents and her 
husband, Henry, Lucille is preceded 
in death by her son, Randy Kuhn 
and her siblings Connie McFarland, 
Frank Hisem, and Earl Kirkpatrick. 
According to Lucille’s wishes, there 
will be no services. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Lucille at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-James C. 
Stockman, 63, entered into eternal 
rest with our Lord on Wednesday 
morning, July 14, 2021 at his 
residence. He was born November 
30, 1957 in Miami, Florida, a son of 
Al and Joan (Bufano) Nicolosi. Jim 
was a small engine mechanic, 
employed by Vienna Lawn and 
Garden, Inc. He was a member of 
Tabernacle Evangelical 
Presbyterian Church, where he was 
a Deacon. Jim was also a member 
of A.P.A. Pool League. He enjoyed 
all sports, football, bowling, archery 
and particularly basketball. Jim 
loved to cook and spend time with 
his family, especially his 
grandchildren. Jim is survived by 
his mother Joan of Louisville, KY; 
his wife of 36 years, the former 
Betty Jo Sztary, whom he married 
July 27, 1985; his son, David Lee 
Porter of Coral Springs, FL; his 
daughter, Nina Marie (Matthew) 
Hostetler of Niles; his son, Jonathan 
Bryon (Teresa) Stockman of 
Boardman; his brother, Bobby 
Nicolosi of Louisville, KY; his 
sisters, Patricia McCrory of 
Lousiville and Cheryl Starowicz of 
Japan and his grandchildren, Justin, 
Madison, Carter and Avery Jo. 
Besides his father, Jim was 
preceded in death by his sister, 
Dawn Marie Smith and his nephew, 
Jeffery Smith. There will be a 
Memorial Service at 11 a.m. 
Saturday, July 24th at Tabernacle 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 
1492 Raccoon Rd. Austintown, OH 
44515. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN - Herbert W. 
Lake Sr., 85, died Tuesday, July 13, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center in Salem, OH.

A native of Midland, Pa., Lake was 
born March 2, 1936, son of the late 
Haze and Thelma Lake. He was a 
record-breaking basketball player at 
Midland High School, where he 
still holds the single-game scoring 
record of 53 points in a game 
against Mars High School in 
January 1955. That achievement led 
to Lake being inducted into the 
Beaver County, PA., and Midland 
High Halls of Fame.

After graduation from Midland 
High in 1955, Lake attended 
Youngstown State University on a 
basketball scholarship and helped 
lead the team to three post-season 
tournament appearances during his 
career. In his senior year at YSU, 
Lake earned All-American honors 
and was the second leading 
collegiate rebounder in the United 
States. Lake still holds the YSU 
records for rebounds in a single 
game, a single season and overall 
career rebounds. In 1985, he was 
inducted into the YSU Basketball 
Hall of Fame.

Lake is survived by his son, Herbert 
Lake Jr., his daughters, Shari Lake 
and Karen Lake, a grandson, Pope 
Lake, and granddog, Malik Lake 
(Karen's fur baby). Ruff! His late 
wife, Carolyn Lake, died in 2005. 

The family will hold a private 
memorial service, which will be 
communicated accordingly to close 
family and friends.

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

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





Obituary
SALEM - Donald George "Shu" 
Shuman, Jr., 59, died Thursday, July 
15, 2021, at Salem Regional 
Medical Center in Salem after a 
hard-fought battle with Multiple 
Systems Atrophy. Donald 
affectionately known as Shu was 
born on October 26, 1961, in 
Salem, OH, the son of Ronald and 
Glenda Irey.

Donald was a 1980 graduate of 
Salem High School. He was an 
Inspector at Chrysler for 13 years 
and later at NGM Aerospace 
National Machine as a Quality 
Inspector for eight years. Donald 
was of the Christian faith.

Some of his passions were playing 
guitar, woodworking, riding his 
Harley, and playing Wally ball.

Donald had a great sense of humor 
and was a jack of all trades type of 
guy, where he loved tinkering 
around the house.

Shu had a bit of adventurous side, 
where he loved participating in the 
Demolition Derby.

He was also an avid Cleveland 
Browns fan, but most of all he 
loved spending time with his 
family.

Survivors include his wife, Susan 
Shuman (Welling) of Salem, whom 
he married August 7, 1982; three 
children, Chelsie (Heath) Dangler 
of Salem, Donald G. Shuman III of 
Salem, and Chantel Shuman of 
Salem; his father and mother, 
Ronald and Glenda Irey of Salem; 
siblings, Barry (Kelly) Shuman of 
Flower Mound, TX, Dorothye Irey 
of Salem, and Ronald (Dawn) Irey 
Jr.  of Salem; grandchildren, Lily 
Hill Shuman, Graysen Shuman, 
Owen Shuman Waugh, and Olivia 
Dangler; stepmother, Beverly 
Schmidt of Oregon. He also left 
several nieces, nephews, and 
cousins.

He was preceded in death by his 
biological father, Donald Shuman 
Sr.; father and mother -in-law, 
Merle and Marge Welling; and 
brother-in-law, Kenny Welling; and 
two nephews, Gregory Hodge and 
Lantz Bricker

A funeral service will be held 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 11:00 
a.m. at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Pete Fowler officiating.

Friends and family will be received 
Monday, July 19, 2021, from 4:00-
7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  
Burial will be held at Bunker Hill 
Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Multiple System Atrophy 
Coalition at 
multiplesystematrophy.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.

The family would like to thank 
everyone for their love and support 
that was given to them by providing 
a benefit for Shu it was greatly 
appreciated.

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





Obituary
Gerald Eugene Schulz, age 74, of 
Louisville, Ohio, passed away 
Wednesday July 14, 2021. He was 
born in Canton, Ohio on September 
19, 1946 to the late Emmens and 
Thelma (Springer) Schulz. Gerald 
was a graduate of Louisville High 
School and was a retired farmer. He 
was known as the Cookie Man at 
the Hartville and Rogers Flee 
markets.

Gerald is survived by three sisters, 
Barbara Kopatz, Marilyn (Frank) 
Warnock and Lois Grosenbaugh.

A memorial service will be 11am 
Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville with Pastor 
Mike Grant officiating. Calling 
hours will be from 10 till 11am 
Monday at the funeral home. On 
line condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier – Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Robert A. Rossell, 75, formerly of 
Austintown, passed away Saturday, 
July 11th at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital 
in Youngstown. 
Born June 18, 1946 in Youngstown, 
Ohio, Robert is the son of Walter J 
and Margaret (Harkelroad) Rossell. 
Robert is a 1964 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School. He 
served his country in the United 
States Navy. He worked as a 
dispatcher for Anchor Motor for 
over 35 years and later as a Truck 
Driver for Hill Trucks prior to his 
retirement. Robert was a family 
man and loved to cook outs, 
fishing, and farming. 
He is preceded in death by his 
father Walter and his infant 
daughter Penny. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife of 53 years, the former 
Valerie Kane; his children Doreen 
(David) Nation II, Michael (Mary) 
Rossell, and Mark (Lara) Rossell; 
his grandchildren David (Mary) 
Nation III, Alexis Nation, Lacey 
Nation and Declan Nation; his step 
grandchildren Christina Sophia and 
Joey Sophia; and his siblings Carol 
Kleshock and John (Debbie) 
Rossell. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends Thursday, July 15th at 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel from 11:00 AM until 12:00 
PM, with a funeral service being 
held immediately following at 
12:00 PM at the funeral home. 
Military honors be held and Robert 
will be laid to rest at Green Haven 
Memorial Gardens.





Obituary
Sharyn Lynne (Lowry) Mohr, 72, of 
Columbiana, Ohio, passed away at 
12:35 a. m. on Saturday, July 10, 
2021 at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.

She was born on October 8, 1948 to 
her late parents; James and Esther 
(Clements) Lowry.

Sharyn was a graduate of Poland 
Seminary in Poland Oh. Over the 
years, she was employed as a 
waitress in varies restaurants such 
as Town Diner, Isaly’s Dairy both 
out of Youngstown, as well as, St. 
Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in 
Columbiana. Sharyn was married to 
Charles Mohr, who preceded her in 
death. Sharyn enjoyed spending 
time on the computer and playing 
games on it as well. She also liked 
to relax by coloring. Sharyn most 
looked forward to socializing and 
going out with family and friends.

Sharyn is survived by her sister; 
Karen Zinsky of ID, brother; Gary 
Lowry of FL.

Along with her husband and 
parents, she is preceded in death by 
her sister, Linda.

A private memorial service is being 
planned and will be announced at a 
later time. Burial was at Green 
Haven Cemetery in Canfield, OH.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen; P. O. Box 113, Salem, 
Oh, 44460 to help the family with 
final expenses.

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





Obituary
Connie E. Perry (Lowry) Napier, 
age 72, of Alliance, died on Sunday, 
July 11, 2021. 

She was born November 7, 1948, in 
Alliance, Ohio to the late August 
Joseph Perry and Jennie Margaret 
Perry.  Connie lived her whole life 
in Alliance.  She graduated from 
Alliance High School in 1967.  She 
worked at Hartville Plastics and 
Sancap Abrasives.  She enjoyed 
traveling with family during her 
childhood, going to amusement 
parks, playing bingo and spending 
time with her family and friends.  
She attended St. Joseph’s Church of 
Alliance until her health declined.

She is survived by her husband, 
Edision Napier Jr. of Alliance; her 
sons, Scott (Christine) Lowry of 
Alliance, Donald (Amy) Lowry of 
York, South Carolina; sisters, 
Theresa Johnston of Canton, Ohio, 
Marion Brown of Las Vegas, 
Nevada; sister-in-law, Judith Perry 
of Flowery Branch, Georgia; 
grandchildren, Tyler Naugle, Adam 
Lowry, Joie Gabric, Nathan Lowry, 
Jullian Lowry, Benjamin Lowry and 
Olivia Lowry; five great 
grandchildren, Tyler, Kennedy, 
Charlie, Lilly and Emma; and 
nephews and nieces, Todd Zeno, 
Nicole (Zeno) Lee, Jeff Perry, Gina 
Rich, and Jessica Brown.  

She was preceded in death by her 
parents, August Joseph Perry and 
Jennie Margaret Perry; and her 
brother, Douglas Silvio Perry.  

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 
11:00 a.m. with a visitation one 
hour prior. The Very Rev. 
Christopher Henyk will officiate. 
Interment will be at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be 
made to The Shriner’s Children 
Hospital, Processing Center, P.O. 
Box 863765, Orlando, FL  32886, 
or online at 
https://www.tadmorshrinersakron.or
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Arrangements are entrusted to 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home 75 South Union Ave 
Alliance, Ohio 44601. 





Obituary
North Benton:

William Jay  Conrad , age 65 
passed away on July 7, 2021 at 
Community Care Center in Alliance 
surrounded by his loving family. He 
was born July 24, 1955 to the late 
Mary Martin and Richard Conrad.

William was a hard worker. He 
worked for many years at American 
Standard. He was very proud of his 
grandsons and enjoyed spending 
time with them.

William is survived by his Wife;  
Debra Sue  Conrad of 25 years.  
They were married February 23, 
1996. Siblings; Pat Williams, Jim 
(Kathy) Conrad,  Marilyn Schell, 
John (Jama) Conrad, Deb 
Pachmayer, Kenny Conrad, Diane 
(Bob)  Oslinski; Sister-in- laws, 
Leigh and Natalie Conrad. He will 
missed greatly by those he left 
behind including his extended 
family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his 
Parents, Brothers; Randy Conrad 
and Chuck Conrad. and Brother -in-
laws; Bill Williams and Ron 
Pachmayer. A Celebration of Life 
will take place Saturday July 17, 
2021 at The Beech Mennonite 
Church, 10037 Easton St. N.E. 
Louisville with Pastor Dan King 
officiating. Friends and family may 
share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Alliance:

Patricia French, age 65 passed away 
on July 7, 2021 at her home, 
surrounded by her loving family. 
She was born March 17, 1956 to the 
late David and Evelyn ( Higgins) 
Ruggly.

She enjoyed watching TV, drawing, 
playing marbles, and cards. She just 
loved spending time with her family 
especially her grand children. She 
had a strong passion for her dogs 
and multiple birds.

Patricia is survived by Daughters: 
Heather Ziegler and Courtney 
French. Sons: Carl ( Margaret 
Withrow) Ziegler, Gregory French 
and Brian French. Sisters: Debra 
West, Tammy (Joseph) Sloat, and 
Kim (Robert) Wilson. Brother: 
David (Jenny Appleby) Ruggly. 16 
Grandchildren and Five Great- 
Grandchildren, along with several 
nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was 
preceded in death by her Daughter: 
Rachael Ziegler, and her Husband: 
Dennis French.

Per her request there will be no 
public services at this time.

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





Raymond T. Bryan, 80 of Perry 
Twp., in Salem, Ohio, passed away 
at his home at 8:14 a. m, on Friday, 
July 9, 2021.

He was born on August 31, 1940, to 
his parents in Canton, Ohio, the late 
George and Rita (Kelley) Bryan.

Ray was a 1958 graduate of 
Carrollton High School in 
Carrollton, Ohio and has remained 
active with his class and involved 
with the planning of his class 
reunions. He served in the Army 
Reserves and has been self-
employed for most of his life doing 
home improvement jobs along with 
selling raspberries that he raised on 
his property. He married his wife, 
the former Denise Duke on 
September 12, 1964 and shared 55 
years of marriage together until her 
passing on February 24, 2020. 
Recently, he attended church in 
Salem at the Church at the Center. 
Ray encompassed the great 
commandment to “love thy 
neighbor as thyself”. He took it 
upon himself to make sure that all 
the neighbors around him knew one 
another. If someone new moved in, 
he was one of the first to be on their 
doorstep introducing himself and 
then he would inquire if they knew 
any of the other neighbors and if 
not, he would say, “Let’s go”, and 
away he went with new neighbors 
in tow introducing them all around 
the neighborhood. He was an active 
volunteer at “The Big Reach Center 
of Hope” food pantry in Greenford, 
Ohio. It was there that he spent 
many hours helping families who 
had fallen on hard times and 
making them feel cared for and at 
ease. Ray also used his gift of 
woodworking to build stools. Over 
the years he made and gave away 
119 stools, mainly to children. 
When he would meet people in the 
community, it was often said to him 
that they had a stool that Ray had 
lovingly made. Ray lived his life 
serving others, loving others, and 
being a friend to everyone around 
him. His friends and family and the 
communities he served will miss 
him greatly. It will most certainly 
be said of him that “He may be 
gone from our sight, but never gone 
from our hearts”.

Ray is survived by his siblings; 
Mary (Scott) Rutledge of 
Carrollton, Deloris (Ron) Marquart 
of Columbus, Donna (Ron) Edie of 
Bowerston, Earl (Tonya) Bryan and 
William Bryan of Kensington, as 
well as, many nieces and nephews 
and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, 
Ray is preceded in death by his 
siblings; John and Leonard Bryan, 
Joann Burns, Eileen Roberts, and 
David who died in infancy.

There will be no services held per 
his request.

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





Obituary
LEETONIA – Harriet Louise (Holt) 
Beech Carlisle, 95, went to be with 
her Lord and her loved ones who 
passed before her Monday, July 12, 
2021, at her home. She was born 
March 16, 1926, in Youngstown, 
daughter of the late Frank and 
Gertrude (Brandyberry) Holt.

Harriet graduated from Greenford 
High School in 1944. She was a 
member of the East Fairfield United 
Methodist Church. She was a 
waitress at several restaurants in 
Salem for over 30 years. Harriet 
also worked at Clark Pulley in 
Salem as a spotwelder until retiring 
in 1985.

Survivors include her daughter, 
Barb DePillo; son-in-law Joe 
DePillo; granddaughters, Ginger 
(Shawn) Holloway and Tracy 
Greenamyer; grandson, Jon-Lee 
(Courtney) DePillo; great 
granddaughter, Jessica Holloway; 
great grandson, Layne DePillo; 
great great-granddaughter, Carly 
Halloway; brother, Sam (Sandy) 
Holt and several nieces and 
nephews.

Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
William Beech in 1957 and her 
husband, William Carlisle in 1999. 
Also preceding her in death was her 
sister, Janice Workman; brother-in-
law, Don Workman; brother, Bob 
Holt; nephew, David Workman  and 
her very best friend, Millie 
Uptegraph.

A funeral service will be held at 
6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 
at Stark Memorial with Deann 
Davis officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday at the 
funeral home. Burial will take place 
at a later date.

Harriet wanted to thank all the 
friends and family who sent cards, 
food, prayers and visits through 
these difficult times.

A special thanks to everyone at 
Grace Hospice.

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





Obituary
Fred Allen Murphy, 64, of 
Hanoverton, Ohio, passed away at 
5:13 a. m, on Saturday, July 10, 
2021 at Salem North Healthcare.

He was born on May 21, 1957 in 
Salem, Ohio, the son to parents; 
Fred and the late Sondra (Williams) 
Murphy of California.

Fred graduated from Lisbon High 
School in Lisbon, Ohio. He was 
employed as a mold tech for 
American Standard plumbing 
fixture manufacturer in Salem. Fred 
was married to his wife, Veronica 
Murphy who passed away in 2018.

In addition to his father, Fred is 
survived by his sisters; Kathy 
Murphy of Guilford Lake and Lori 
Regal-Earl of Lisbon, a brother; 
Bud Regal of Salem and several 
nieces and nephews.

No services to be held at this time.

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





Obituary
Austintown- A Mass of Christian 
Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 
with Father Gregory Fedor 
officiant, for Helen Grivensky, age 
92, who passed away Friday 
evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital. 
Helen was born August 20, 1928 in 
Central City, Pennsylvania to the 
late Metro and Anna Tilnak Hook. 
Helen met her husband in 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, they 
married June 30, 1951, and together 
they came to the Youngstown area 
in 1955, where they established a 
home and family over 69 years ago. 
Prior to having children, Helen 
worked as a Seamstress for over ten 
years for Weatherbee Coats. After 
starting a family, Helen dedicated 
herself to being a homemaker and 
caring for her family. She was a 
charter member of Immaculate 
Heart of Mary Church in 
Austintown. She was always 
involved with her children’s lives 
and volunteered for PTA and other 
activities. 
Helen was an amazing cook and 
baker. Helen prided herself on 
making everything from scratch 
without a recipe. Every Sunday she 
would invite her family to gather 
for food, polka music and dancing. 
Besides her parents, Helen is 
preceded by her husband of 69 
years, Zigmond J. “Gus” Grivensky, 
whom she married June 30, 1951 
and died July 12, 2020; and her 
siblings Annie Vinosky, Catherine 
“Katie” Vislosky, Charles Hook and 
John Hook. 
She is survived by her children Lori 
(Bob) Gavalier, Lisa (George) 
Carson, Jr., and John (Kim) 
Grivensky. Seven grandchildren, 
Ryan Gavalier, Oliver Carson, 
Gwendolyn Carson, Elliot Carson, 
Sullivan Carson, Finnegan Carson, 
and John (J.P.) Grivensky. Helen 
also leaves a sister-in-law Isabelle 
“Toots” Hook, extended family 
Susan Seidel (deceased husband 
Reverend Howard “Butch” Seidel), 
Kim, Carrie and Kayla (and 
families); and many, many, nieces, 
nephews, great-nieces, great-
nephews, cousins, and friends. 
Friends may call Thursday morning 
from 9-11AM at the Church. 
Entombment will be at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens. 
The family would like to thank 
Vivian Martin, Diana Mostoller, 
Cara Mosteller, Mary Zibrik, 
Danielle Beckett, Kathy Jones 
(deceased) for their loving care and 
compassionate care of Helen and 
Gus. 
To share thoughts of sympathy with 
the family, visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Patricia L. Black, 80, of 
Austintown, passed away early 
Saturday, July 10, 2021, at her 
residence in Austintown. 
Born August 20, 1940 in Santa 
Monica, California, Patricia was the 
daughter of Ernest and Linda 
(Mackey) Tenney. 
Patricia was a member of Pro Bass, 
Bass Angler Society, Mahoning 
County Coon Hunters and Fraternal 
Order of Eagles Post 3298, Ladies 
Auxiliary. She was a member of 
Highway Tabernacle. Patricia loved 
crafts that included knitting, 
crocheting and arts and craft. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded 
in death by her husband Clayton 
Black, whom she married July 17, 
1957 and died September 7, 1989. 
She is also preceded in death by her 
brother Bob Tenney. 
She leaves to cherish her memory 
her sons Dean Black, David Black, 
Keith Black, four grandchildren and 
one great grandchild. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends on Friday, July 16th at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel from 10:00-12:00PM, with 
services immediately following at 
12:00 PM at the funeral home. 
To share thoughts of sympathies, 
visit lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Warren – Penny E. Johnson, 65, 
passed away on Sunday July 11, 
2021, at St. Joseph Hospital 
surrounded by her loved ones. 
Penny was born on August 23, 
1955, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the 
daughter of the late Francis and 
Marjorie (Nielsen) Gorman. After 
graduating from Howland High 
School in 1973, she married the 
love of her life, Michael Johnson, 
on April 29, 1976. They shared 45 
wonderful years together. 
Penny worked as an office manager 
at Covelli Enterprises and as a 
teacher’s aide at Rainbow 
Preschool. She also worked as an 
IM-Aide at Trumbull County 
Department of Job and Family 
Services. 
There were many things that Penny 
loved to do. She enjoyed gambling, 
planting flowers, shopping, 
watching old movies on AMC, and 
working on her ceramics. Penny 
was an animal lover, especially 
when it came to cats and dogs. 
There was nothing that Penny loved 
more than her family; her daughter, 
Stephanie, was the apple of her eye. 
Penny will be deeply missed by her 
husband, Michael; her daughter 
Stephanie (Nicholas) Mamrich; her 
siblings Michael (Cathy) Gorman, 
Susan (Allen) Bailes, Jennifer 
(Bob) Roden, and Becky (Bill) 
Sekerak; her nieces and nephews; 
and many other family and friends. 
Besides her parents, Penny is 
preceded in death by her mother-in-
law Milly Johnson. 
Visitation for Penny will be held on 
Thursday July 15, 2021, from 5:00 
P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 
Garfield Dr. NE, Warren, OH 
44483, with a memorial service to 
immediately follow at 7:00 P.M. 
Penny will be laid to rest at 
Pineview Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Angels 
for Animals, 4750 West South 
Range Rd, Canfield, OH 44406. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Penny at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
WARREN-Mark S. Raub, 64, 
passed away Thursday evening, 
July 8, 2021 at his residence. He 
was born February 24, 1957 in 
Marietta, Ohio, the son of Thomas 
F. and Ruth A. (Moore) Raub. Mark 
was the owner and operator of 
Raub’s Spray Painting and had also 
been employed in the construction 
industry. He was a 1975 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School. 
Mark enjoyed building and riding 
motorcycles. He is survived by his 
mother, Ruth A. Raub of Warren; 
his son, Alan T. Raub of 
Austintown; his aunts and uncles, 
Robert Austin, Sandra Salyer, 
James Austin, John Austin, Vicki 
Krafcik, Tammy Austin, Toni 
Austin and Rebecca Oney; his 
special cousin, Dorie Roberts and 
numerous nieces and nephews. 
Mark was preceded in death by his 
father; his son, Joshua J. Raub; his 
daughter, Darla Jean Raub; his 
grandparents, Vernon and Leona 
Austin and Robert and Freda Raub 
and his aunt and uncle, Michael 
Austin and Judith Laribee. Friends 
may call from 10-11 a.m. 
Wednesday at the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel, 
followed by a Service at 11 am. In 
lieu of flowers, donations may be 
given to the family in C/O Lane 
Funeral Homes.





Obituary
Margaret Catherine (Welsh) Tyson 
81, of Salem, died Tuesday, July 6, 
2021, at her home.

She was born on February 23, 1940, 
in Beaver Falls, Pa., daughter of the 
late Thomas
Burton and Dorothy Fay (Wonner) 
Welsh.

She is survived by her children: 
Hope Hensley of Leetonia, George 
Tyson of Salem, Richard Tyson of
Tenn., Wayne Tyson of Mo., Mike 
Tyson of Southington, and Tommy 
Welsh of Youngstown, sister:
Jane Monroe of Fla. and numerous 
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Thomas L. Tyson in
2005, and all her biological 
siblings.

Services will be held at 2 PM 
Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and
Cremation Services, Salem. A time 
of visitation from 1-2 PM.

The burial will be July 19, Ohio 
Western Reserve National 
Cemetery in Seville, Ohio.

Donations can be made to assist 
with expenses @ P. O. Box 113, 
Salem, OH 44460.





Obituary
Scott  Allen Wickersham, 50, died 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in 
Youngstown. He was born 
December 30, 1970, in Salem, son 
of the late Ray Dean and Dorothy 
(Sprowl) Wickersham.

Scott was a graduate of Salem High 
School. He was a delivery person 
for Papa John’s Pizza. Scott 
volunteered at the Salvation Army, 
was a little league baseball coach 
and a 9/11 volunteer with the 
Salvation Army. He was very active 
with the Salem Community 
Theatre. Scott was an avid 
Cleveland Browns fan as well as all 
Cleveland sports.

Survivors include two daughters, 
Shania and Jillian of Salem; four 
sisters, Becky (Mark) Bricker of 
Salem, Cheryl (Charles) Culbert of 
Harker Heights, TX, Denise 
(Robert) Haueter of Lisbon and 
Vickie Clunk of Salem; a brother, 
Phillip Wickersham of Lisbon.

A funeral service will be held 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 11:00 
a.m. at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Kari Langford officiating. Burial 
will be at Highland Memorial Park 
in Beloit.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, 
July 13, 2021 from 4:00 -7:00 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 Scott’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Barbara J. Cua, 86 of Berlin Center 
died Saturday morning at her 
residence, surrounded by her loving 
family. Barbara was born July 15, 
1934 in Youngstown, a daughter of 
the late Frank and Violet 
(Hollenberry) Burt and was a 
lifelong area resident and graduated 
from Wilson High School in 1952. 
Barbara loved the outdoors, 
gardening, tending to her flowers 
and birds, especially watching the 
hummingbirds. She also loved to 
travel and was fortunate to have 
taken many trips to Europe and 
various places around the world. 
She leaves her husband, Patsy Cua, 
whom she married May 6, 1994; a 
son, David (Kathy) Best of 
Youngstown; a son-in-law, Paul 
Vagnarelli of Youngstown; four 
grandchildren, Paul (Lori) 
Vagnarelli, Kristi (Joe) Zagorsky, 
Jimmy Best and Brittany Best. 
Barbara also leaves one great-
granddaughter, Gianna Vagnarelli; 
three nieces and her caretaker and 
friend of many years, Charity 
Mondak and her daughter, Kaitlyn, 
Jennifer and their beloved dog, 
Maggie. Besides her parents, 
Barbara was preceded in death by a 
son, James Best; a daughter, Karen 
Vagnarelli and a sister, Lillian. 
Friends may call on Friday from 
10:00 am until 10:45 am at Lane 
Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel, 
followed by a funeral service at 
11:00 a.m.





Obituary
CORTLAND- Jerold “Jerry” 
Polakoff, age 67, passed away 
Monday, July 5, 2021 at the Avenue 
at Aurora Care and Rehab Center 
after a valiant battle with Multiple 
Sclerosis. 
Jerry was born January 18, 1954 in 
Youngstown to the late Max and 
Lois (Lerner) Polakoff. Jerry 
attended the Rock of Grace Church. 
Jerry was an auto dealer for over 30 
years, he was the owner/operator of 
the former Cortland Motors and 
Cortland Wholesale Auto. Jerry 
loved cars, he was proud of the 
classic cars he got to drive and own. 
He was a member of Camp Fire 
Street Rodders and the Cortland 
Moose Lodge. Jerry was an avid 
Pittsburgh Steelers fan. 
In his younger years he would be 
found riding his motorcycle and 
boating. Jerry loved to travel, 
especially if he was traveling to a 
classic car show like the James 
Dean Run Rod & Kustom Show, 
which he loved! Jerry’s interests 
changed with age, he began going 
to MacKenzie’s dance and music 
recitals and Preston’s sporting 
events which quickly became 
paramount in Jerry’s life. 
Jerry had a great attitude and 
demeanor; he was easily liked by 
neighbors and friends. Jerry had the 
gift of gab and could make 
conversation with anyone. Jerry 
loved to travel the world on his 
scooter and visit his neighbors. 
Jerry had a zest for life, he loved 
singing and dancing, and rocking to 
anything that Elvis sang! 
Besides Jerry’s parents, he is 
preceded in death by his sister, 
Susan Shaffer. 
Jerry is survived by his beloved 
wife Sharon (Shrock) Polakoff; his 
children, MacKenzie, Preston, and 
Alyssa Polakoff; his sisters, Janet 
Elder, Martha Tisler, and Linda 
Polakoff. 
Friends may call 10-12pm 
Wednesday at the Lane Funeral 
Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 
N. High St. in Cortland. 
Immediately after calling hours 
Pastor Casey Chapman will conduct 
the funeral service at Noon. 
Interment in Hillside Cemetery. 
Jerry’s family would like to offer a 
special thank you to the staff at 
Avenue at Aurora for the love and 
care that they gave him. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Jerry’s family.





Obituary
John Wesley Miller, 84, passed 
away peacefully Thursday evening 
at his residence. 
John, affectionately known as Jack, 
was born August 16, 1936 in 
Girard, a son of the 
late Olin W. and Irene M. (Pearce) 
Miller. 
A lifelong area resident, Jack was a 
graduate of McDonald High 
School. Soon after, he 
was drafted into the United States 
Army and served at Fort Knox prior 
to the escalation 
of the Vietnam War. It is there that 
he met his future wife, the former 
Patricia Kerswell, 
who was also serving in the United 
States Army. Jack and Pat, while on 
leave were 
married in McDonald on September 
21, 1963. After being honorably 
discharged, Jack 
and Pat returned to McDonald to 
make their home. He worked at 
RMI Titanium where 
he retired after 38 years of service. 
Jack loved all sports, especially 
baseball, and was a loyal fan of the 
Red Sox to the 
degree he would create his own 
stats log. From a young age Jack 
enjoyed bowling and 
was a member of several leagues 
throughout his life. He made a point 
of walking the 
neighborhood enjoying visits with 
his friends. A voracious reader, Jack 
enjoyed the 
challenge of mastering words while 
playing Scrabble and would 
occasionally write 
poetry. 
The annual Miller family vacations 
were a priority to Jack. These 
vacations were 
enthusiastically anticipated by the 
entire family whether methodically 
planned or 
impromptu. Jack was an active 
member of the Woodland Park 
United Methodist 
Church where he was a lay speaker 
and served on numerous 
committees. He loved his 
God and he loved his church family. 
Jack will be forever remembered 
for his fun wit and his love of 
peanut butter “creamy”. 
Jack leaves his two daughters, 
Martha Centofanti of Struthers and 
Teresa Gillespie of 
Niles; two grandchildren, Jessica 
and Zachary. Jack also leaves a 
sister, Marilyn Makar 
of Austintown; a brother, Bill 
(Betty) Miller of McDonald; sister-
in-law, Linda Miller of 
McDonald; and many nieces and 
nephews. 
Preceding him in death are his 
parents; his wife, Pat of 45 years, 
who died November 
22, 2008; six brothers; Larry (Mary 
Jane), Richard (Val), Edward “Ted,” 
Jim, Bob and 
David Miller; brothers-in-laws, 
George Makar and Bob Kerswell; 
and a sister-in-law, 
Claudia Kerswell. 

Friends may call Monday from 5:00 
– 7:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, 
Mineral Ridge 
Chapel, and on Tuesday from 10:00 
– 10:45 am at Woodland Park 
United Methodist 
Church, 601 Ohio Ave., McDonald. 
A funeral service will follow at 
11:00 a.m. 
The family requests material 
tributes take the form of 
contributions to Woodland Park 
United Methodist Church. 
The family would like to give 
special thanks to Dr. Vijay Shah, 
Lane Ambulance and 
McDonald Fire Dept. for their 
unconditional support.





Obituary
Samuel R. Nelson, age 82, of 
Columbiana, died unexpectedly on 
Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Mercy 
Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown 
Hospital, Youngstown.

He was born on July 15, 1938, in 
East Liverpool, OH, son of the late 
Ralph and Lillian Smith Nelson.

Samuel was a veteran of the United 
States Army where he was stationed 
in Germany during the Vietnam 
war.  It was in the army that Sam 
learned to drive trucks.  He worked 
most of his life as a truck driver 
working for both BP and ABF 
Freight in North Lima.  He was a 
member of First Christian Church 
of Columbiana where he had served 
as a Deacon.  In his younger days, 
Sam enjoyed roller skating with his 
wife, vacationing in the Outer 
Banks, and riding his motorcycle.  
He also enjoyed fishing, drinking 
his coffee and dining on great food.  
Mostly, Sam enjoyed spending time 
with his family. 

His wife, Patricia Carol Nelson, 
whom he married on June 25, 1966, 
preceded him in death on, 
December 2, 2020.

Sam is survived by his four 
daughters, Shannon (Bradley) 
Shultz of New Middletown, Renee 
(George) Hartman of Leetonia, 
Kimberly (Jon) Schick of 
Columbiana, and Samantha Hughes 
of Boardman; two brothers, Lou 
Nelson, and Wendel "Winnie" 
(Mary Lou) Taggart, both of 
Toronto, OH; twelve grandchildren, 
and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two 
sisters, Dolores Owens, and Loretta 
Willis.

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

Donations may be made in 
Samuel’s memory to the First 
Christian Church of Columbiana, 
39 Cherry St., Columbiana, OH 
44408.

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





Obituary
John Frederick Palmer, 77 


John Frederick Palmer, 77 of Niles 
passed away peacefully early 
Wednesday, July 7th at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center, 
surrounded by his family. John was 
born August 13, 1943 in Calcutta, 
Ohio, a son of the late John Wilford 
and Myrtle Marie (Seevers) Palmer. 
He graduated from Beaver Local 
High School , East Liverpool in 
1961 and attended Youngstown 
State University and Baptist Bible 
College in Johnson City, NY. John 
was an artist cutter for Packard 
Electric/Delphi for 33 years, before 
retiring in 2005. He was a member 
of Faith Baptist Church in Niles 
where he served as a deacon for 25 
years, a Sunday School teacher, and 
a member of the choir. He also 
served as a youth leader for 10 
years at the First Baptist Church in 
Niles. John enjoyed the great 
outdoors, hunting in his early life 
and gardening in his later years, 
spending time with his family, 
working in his garage , sharing the 
word and serving others. John was a 
true example of how to 
unconditionally love God and 
unconditionally love others. John 
was a devoted husband, father, 
grandfather, brother, uncle and 
friend. He leaves his wife, the 
former Ruth Ann Gibbs, whom he 
married June 13, 1964; his son, 
David John (Jennifer) Palmer of 
Rancho Cucamonga, CA his 
daughter, Kimberly Werden of 
Niles; and five grandchildren, 
Taylor (David) Venezuela, Sierra, 
Sarah, Jahanna and John Levi. John 
also leaves five sisters, Audra 
Worley, Alice Lang, Harriet 
Chandler, Edith Clark, Marilyn 
Rodenhausen and a brother, James 
Palmer. John left behind a legacy of 
faith and will be deeply missed by 
his family, friends, and all who 
knew him. Besides his parents, John 
was preceded in death by a sister, 
Donna Paynter. Friends may call 
Tuesday, July 13th at Lane Funeral 
Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel from 
5-8 p.m. and Wednesday at Faith 
Baptist Church, 1401 Shaw Rd., 
Niles from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 
followed by the funeral at 11:00 
a.m.





Obituary
Patrick A. Sherman, age 65, of 
Salem, passed away at his home on 
July 9, 2021.

He was born on May 21, 1956 in 
Alliance, to Leo E. Sherman and 
Betty L. (Moulin) Sherman. 

A 1974 graduate of Marlington 
High School, Pat had many 
accomplishments during his 
basketball years at Marlington.

Pat worked for Morris and Sons, 
Tyler Morris, Royer, and 
Hollsopple’s as a milk hauler.

When he wasn’t hauling milk, Pat 
enjoyed spending time with family 
and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his fiancée’ Christine Bourne; 
his mother, Betty Sherman; brother, 
Dave (Goldie) Sherman; sisters, 
Sue (Jerry) Henderhan and Lou 
Fisher; daughter, Megan (Sean) 
Sturgill; son, Martin L. Sherman; 
step-sons, Mitchell (Elizabeth) 
Evans, Nick (Jenn) Bourne and 
Andrew (Jamie) Sigler; twelve 
grandchildren, Aubrey, Ashleigh, 
Gavin, Scarlett, Theodore, Mathias, 
Zachary, Xavier, Darryck, Kendall, 
Jensen and Lucas; and several 
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 
father; brothers, Gary and Ed; and 
nephew, Zach.

A visitation will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Monday, July 12th from 
5:00-7:00 p.m.

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





Obituary
Virgil Ellsworth Minear, age 65, of 
Alliance, passed away unexpectedly 
on June 29, 2021.

He was born on January 20, 1956 to 
Eleanor Louise Minear and Harley 
Ellsworth Minear.  Virgil loved his 
strawberry garden and doing his 
chauffer business.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Sharon Minear; father-
in-law, Doug Garrot; cousin, Ranell 
Minear; brother, George Minear; 
daughter, Mandy; best friend, Rev. 
Stephanie Lee.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; four brothers; and one 
sister.

He will be laid to rest at a later date.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - John Albert 
McGeehen, age 98, of Columbiana, 
died on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 
his home in Columbiana.

He was born at home, on April 1, 
1923, near Gavers, OH, son of the 
late Thomas and Flossie Dye 
McGeehen.

John had worked as a welder and 
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 
during WWII. He was a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church of 
Columbiana, where he served as 
Sunday school superintendent. John 
was a highly active person and was 
a member of the Columbiana 
Ruritans and the Benjamin 
Firestone Post #290 American 
Legion.

His wife, Kathryn Sue Orr 
McGeehen, whom he married, 
February 9, 1951, preceded him in 
death on, May 13, 2018.

John is survived by his three sons, 
Robin (Donna) McGeehen of 
Austintown, Michael (Karen Jones) 
McGeehen of Columbiana and 
Patrick McGeehen of Lisbon; a 
sister, Helen Sokolove of Los 
Alamos, NM; four grandchildren, 
Stephanie (Shane Ryhal) 
McGeehen, Kristopher (Melissa) 
McGeehen, Jennifer Chastain, and 
Kathleen (Christopher) Covington 
and seven great grandchildren, Ada 
Covington, Finn Covington, Dax 
Chastain, Avery Ryhal, Brooklynn 
McGeehen, William McGeehen, 
and Paisley McGeehen.

He was preceded in death by a 
sister, Violet Bowman.

The family will receive friends on 
Sunday, July 11, 2021, from 4:00 
pm - 6:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana and on Monday from 
10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the 
funeral service.

Services will be held on Monday, 
July 12, 2021, at 11:00 am at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Fritz Nelson officiating.

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

Burial will take place at 
Columbiana Cemetery, 
Columbiana.





Obituary
BERLIN CENTER-Thomas D. 
Mitlow, Jr., 85, passed away 
Tuesday evening, July 6, 2021 at 
Briarfield Place in Boardman with 
his wife by his side. He was born 
June 26, 1936 in Saxonburg, 
Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas D. 
and Mariam Agnes (Flemming) 
Mitlow, Sr. Tom was a Carpenter 
and the owner and operator of 
Mitlow Builders, Inc. He was also a 
Site Supervisor for Store 
Engineering, retiring in 2003. He 
was a 1954 graduate of Woodrow 
Wilson High School and attended 
Westminster College. Tom was a 
member of St. Joseph Church in 
Alliance, Ohio. He was also a 
member of the Road Knights Car 
Club. Tom loved and enjoyed being 
with his family. He loved all 
animals, especially his dog Heidi. 
Tom enjoyed tinkering around the 
house and working on Antique cars. 
He also enjoyed gardening and was 
a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. Tom is 
survived by his wife of 60 years, 
the former Martha S. Bragg, whom 
he married December 10, 1960; his 
daughters, Angela (Harry) 
Vanderburg of Canfield and Cynthia 
Colagiovanni of Salem; his 
daughter-in-law, Jennifer Bowling; 
his grandchildren, Carmen, Christen 
and Natalie Colagiovanni, Felicia 
(Corey) Hartmann and Harry 
Joseph (Jennifer) Vanderburg and 5 
great-grandchildren. Besides his 
parents,Tom was preceded in death 
by his son, Thomas Michael 
Mitlow. Friends may call from 10-
11 a.m. Saturday, July 17th at St. 
Joseph Church, 427 E. Broadway 
St., Alliance, OH 44601, followed 
by a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m., 
officiated by The Very Reverend 
Canon Matthew Mankowski. The 
family would like to extend a 
heartfelt thank you to the staff at 
Briarfield Place for the wonderful 
care of Tom.





Obituary
PALM BAY, FLORIDA- Robert 
“Bob” Francis Badyna, age 84, 
passed away Wednesday, July 7th at 
the Hospice House in Poland after a 
brief illness. 
Bob was born September 9, 1936 in 
Toledo, Ohio to the late Casimer 
Badyna and Lucille Clark Miller. 
He was a graduate of Macomber 
High School in Toledo where he 
was a standout basketball player. 
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air 
Force, where he was stationed 
overseas in Korea, and domestically 
at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa 
Beach, Florida and Larson Air 
Force Base in Moses Lake, 
Washington. Upon his discharge, he 
settled in Toledo where he worked 
for the Dana Corporation and J&L 
Steel. In 1975, he moved to Warren 
where he worked in management at 
Ohio Corrugating before starting 
his own business, West Penn Metal 
Printing in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania retiring from the 
manufacturing business in 2000. 
After snowbirding in Florida for 
several years, he decided to make 
the Sunshine State his permanent 
home in 2014. Never one to slow 
down, he worked in auto parts 
delivery from 2001 until just a few 
short weeks ago. 
In his spare time, Bob enjoyed 
camping, bowling, and golfing. 
Most recently, he enjoyed going to 
restaurants and spending time on 
the Indian River in Palm Bay, 
Florida. 
Bob will be sorely missed by his 
life partner, Sandy Segesto, with 
whom he made his home; his three 
children, Terrance (Jean) Badyna, 
Debra (Corey) Grindle, and Dianna 
(Bob) Oatridge; eight 
grandchildren; 25 great-
grandchildren; Sandy’s sons, Keith 
Busefink and Kevin Busefink; and 
Sandy’s four grandchildren. 
As per Bob’s request, there will be 
no services. He will be cremated 
and his remains scattered in the 
Indian River in Palm Bay, Florida. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Bob’s family.





Obituary
Columbiana - Larry Lee Dickson, 
age 64, of Columbiana, went home 
to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 
4, 2021, at his home with his loving 
family by his side.

He was born on July 29, 1956, in 
Salem, son of James and Wanda 
Howells Dickson, Jr.

Larry was a 1974 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and worked 
for Quaker Manufacturing in 
Salem, W.M. Industries in 
Washingtonville, Lowry tool and 
Die in Salem and retired from 
Amtech Tool and Machine in on 
January 1, 2021. He taught Auto 
CAD education in the Salem School 
District, coached his daughters’ 
softball teams, was a life member of 
the Leetonia Sportsman Club and a 
member of the Greenford Ruritans. 
Larry enjoyed spending time at 
camp and watching his 
grandchildren grow, laugh and play.

Larry is survived by his wife, Mary 
Ann Valentine Dickson, whom he 
married on January 4, 2012,

two daughters, Nicole (Donnie) 
Karn of Westerville and Sara 
(Jonathan) Skowron of Poland; 
three step children, Shane Blosser 
of Sebring, Jason (Heather) Sexton 
of Niles and Brianne (Bob) Lane of 
Struthers; three grandchildren, 
Donnie Karn, Lydia Skowron and 
Carter Skowron; four step 
grandchildren, Makayla (Czaz) 
Wade, Anthony Sexton, Austin 
Lane and Brooke Lane; two step 
great grandchildren, Lyam Wade 
and Adalyn Wade; his mother, 
Wanda Dickson of Columbiana; 
three sisters, Carolyn (Dennis) 
Falzetta of Salem, Pamela 
(Michael) DiRocco of Louisville 
and Lynne (Andy) Beech of 
Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by a 
brother, Alan Dickson and by his 
father, James Dickson, Jr.

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, July 9, 2021, from 10:00 am 
- 12:00 noon at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Services will be held on Friday, 
July 9, 2021, at 12:00 noon at the 
Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford 
officiating.

The family requests that anyone 
who is not vaccinated please wear a 
mask.

Memorial donations may be made 
to Greenford Ruritans, PO Box 43 
Greenford, Ohio 44422.

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





Obituary
SALEM – Carol Lee (Fisher) 
Johnson, 71, passed away Tuesday, 
July 6, 2021, at her home 
surrounded by her family. She was 
born July 30, 1949, in Salem, 
daughter of the late Robert Gary 
Fisher, Jr. and Evelyn Eileen (Little) 
Fisher Hartman.

Carol was a 1967 graduate of 
Greenford High School. She 
worked in sales for 11 years at W.S. 
Packaging in Salem. Carol also 
worked as office manager for 
Village Print Shop in Columbiana. 
She attended Salem Christian 
Church and Greenford Christian 
Church. Carol was President of the 
Greenford Alumni Association and 
President and weight recorder for 
TOPS #592 in Salem.

Her hobbies included reading, 
sewing, cooking, cake decorating, 
drawing, making greeting cards, 
baking hundreds of dozens of 
cookies to give away. She was a 
devoted wife, mother, grandmother, 
and friend. Carol loved kids as 
much as they loved her.

Survivors include her husband, 
James Glenn Johnson Jr., whom she 
married June 24, 1967; daughter, 
Lauri Lynn (Johnson) Wymer; 
daughter-in-law, Lori Beth Johnson; 
sisters, Ellen (Hartman) Fitch and 
Barbara (Hartman) Warner; brother, 
Edward Hartman; six 
grandchildren, Krickett Robison, 
“Jr.” Frederick James Rose, Cody 
Austin Rose, Brooke Hughes, 
Danyelle McMaster, Nicole 
McMaster; a great grandson, River 
Scott Thomas Robison; aunt and 
uncle, Mary Ann & Orville “June” 
Blythe; best friends, Edward and 
Sherri Shadle, Dave McMaster and 
Carrie McMaster and many other 
family and friends.

Besides her parents, her stepfather, 
Raymond Earnest Hartman, a son, 
Terrance Lee Johnson; brother-in-
law, David Fitch and a brother, 
Raymond Hartman also preceded 
her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 
2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 
at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at 
Hope Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 
1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday 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 Carol’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Edward F. McGuire, age 80, of 
Alliance (Maximo), passed away 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at his home 
with his loving family.

He was born October 15, 1940 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Joseph and Lillian 
McGuire. Ed was a graduate of 
Alliance High School and served in 
the Army from 1963-1965, much of 
the time stationed in Germany. He 
worked at Morgan Engineering and 
Alliance Machine before starting 
his own business, McGuire House 
& Carpet Cleaning. He was a 
devoted member of Marlboro 
Christian Church and more recently 
Beechwood Christian Church. He 
enjoyed cycling, fishing and was an 
avid Star Trek fan.  Most of all, he 
enjoyed spending time with his 
beloved grandchildren. 

Ed is survived by his wife, Sara 
Beth, to whom he has been married 
to for 40 years; his step-daughters, 
Teri, Kimberly, Heather and Jill; six 
grandchildren, Devonte, Brandon, 
Marissa, Elizabeth, Jesse, and 
Gabrielle, and brother, Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; sisters, Margaret and 
Patricia; and brother, Paul.

 A visitation will be held on Friday, 
July 9th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in 
the chapel at Marlboro Cemetery, 
13179 Marlboro Ave NE, Alliance 
44601. A service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Jim 
McLoud. Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Friends of Stark Parks 5300 Tyner 
St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708 
www.starkparks.com or Beechwood 
Christian Church 12950 Easton St. 
NE, Alliance, Ohio 44601 
www.beechwoodchristian.org.

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





Obituary
NORTH JACKSON-David V. 
Drake, age 91 died Saturday 
evening at his residence. David also 
known as “Punk” was born 
December 7, 1929, in North 
Jackson the son of Verl and Edith 
(Russell) Drake. Punk graduated 
from North Jackson High School in 
1947 and attended Youngstown 
College. He served four years in the 
Army Reserves from 1949 to 1953 
reaching the rank of Sargent. Punk 
lived his whole life in North 
Jackson, retiring from Republic 
Steel in Warren as General Foreman 
of Maintenance after 29 years. Punk 
was a member of the First 
Federated Church in North Jackson, 
50-year Charter member of 
Meander Masonic Lodge #765, Al 
Koran Temple of Cleveland, 
Charter member of North Jackson 
Fire Department and was Constable 
in North Jackson in 1955. He also 
found time to be active in slow 
pitch softball serving as manager 
and player for many years. At the 
time of his death, he still resided at 
the family farm. If you drove by the 
farm, you might have seen Punk on 
one of his many tractors. 

Punk will be sadly missed by his 
children, Debra (Tom) Frost of 
North Jackson, son Douglas O. 
Drake and his partner Jose Vega of 
Manhattan, New York, 
grandchildren Greta Drake, Aisha 
Drake, Dana Grezegorzewski, three 
great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews. He was 
preceded in death by his wife of 63 
years Carla M. Fenstemaker Drake 
whom he married December 8, 
1951, and who died August 8, 2012, 
his son Jeff Drake, brother James 
Drake and his parents. 

Following Punk’s wishes there will 
be a private family memorial 
service at a later date, he will be 
laid to rest next to Carla in North 
Jackson Cemetery. The Drake 
family request that memorial 
contributions be made to the 
Shriners Hospital for Children, 
1645 West 8th St. Erie, PA 16505 in 
Punk's memory.





Obituary
Masury - Dolores “Dolly” DeMay 
age 84 passed away surrounded by 
loving family in the early hours of 
Tuesday, July 6 2021 at Obrien’s 
Memorial Nursing Home under the 
guidance of All Caring Hospice. 
Dolly was born December 1, 1936 
to the late John and Catherine Soltis 
Smith. She married Regis “Leo” 
DeMay August 12, 1967; he 
preceded her in death on November 
8th, 1996. 
She was a 1954 graduate of 
Brookfield High School and the 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital 
School of Nursing. She went on to 
work as a dedicated registered nurse 
at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. 
She was a lifetime member of St. 
Bernadette’s/St. Thomas the 
Apostle Church. In earlier years she 
served as President of the Woman’s 
Auxiliary of Masury Council, 
Knights of Columbus and continued 
her devotion to the Catholic Faith 
throughout her life. 
Dolly was a loving wife and mother 
who consistently put the needs of 
others ahead of herself. She was an 
avid reader and had a voracious 
appetite for logic and word puzzles. 
She enjoyed extensive travel with 
her husband to a myriad of 
European destinations. She was 
forever at her best around others, 
always adept at making others feel 
welcome and comfortable leaving 
an indelible memory with all who 
had the privilege of meeting her. 
Surviving include Sons: Joseph 
DeMay (Donna) and Bryan DeMay 
(Shelly); Sisters: Geraldine 
(George) Lopuchovsky, Kathleen 
(Lewis) Thompson, Rosemary 
(Bob) Barnes, Linda Sypert, Marian 
(Bill) Kolat, and Eileen (Bob) 
Graef; Sister-in-law: Mary Smith; 
Brothers: John Smith and Martin 
Smith. 
In addition to her parents and 
husband, Dolly was preceded in 
death by Sister: Dianne Smith; 
Brothers: Paul Smith and Michael 
Smith. 
In lieu of flowers please make a 
donation to Liberty Arms Activity 
Department at 1353 Churchill-
Hubbard RD, Youngstown, OH 
44505 in her name. 
Family and friends may visit from 
12:30-1:30PM on Saturday July 10, 
2021 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 
6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield, with funeral services to 
follow at 1:30PM. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Liberty Twp. – Deborah Jo Patek, 
64, of Liberty Twp., passed away 
peacefully Wednesday morning at 
her home. Debbie was born May 3, 
1957, in Youngstown, the daughter 
of John F. Sr. and Patricia A. 
(Moore) Patek and was a lifelong 
area resident. She attended the 
MASCO Workshop and received 
excellent care at the MCBDD on 
Javit Court for many years. Debbie 
was a Christian and loved talking 
about Jesus. Deborah leaves her 
sister/guardian, Tina Basile of 
Diamond, Ohio, two brothers John 
Patek Jr. of Austintown, Ohio, and 
David P. Patek of Indiana as well as 
4 nieces and 3 nephews. Besides 
her parents, Deborah was preceded 
in death by one sister, Christina 
Patek. 
Debbie was an angel who had a 
kind, pure, gentle, loving spirit that 
she shared with all who were 
around her. She was known to draw 
you in with a jovial “you know 
what happened?” only to get you 
close and tell you about something 
she saw on TV or that happened the 
previous week. She loved having 
someone close by to read her a 
story. 
Debbie received excellent care for 
many years thanks to ISLE inc. in 
Youngstown, Ohio. 
There were no calling hours or 
services. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Wayne C Meadows, age 91, of 
Louisville, Ohio, passed away 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He was born 
in Fairhope, Ohio on October 26, 
1929 to the late Calvin and Ina 
(Prosser) Meadows.

Survived by his loving wife of 71 
years Jane Ann (Marks) and 3 sons 
Rodney (Susie), Bob (Lori), Keith 
(Lynda), and 4 grandchildren, 
Amanda, Jaclyn, Nicholas and 
Mark.

He is preceded in death by his 
parents, his sister Thelma 
McAndrew, and his brothers 
Raymond and Ralph Meadows.

He was a life-long Louisville 
resident, who presided as Mayor 
when Louisville progressed from a 
Village to a City in 1960. Wayne 
founded and operated Meadows 
Insurance Agency for nearly 50 
years, retiring in 2004. He was a 
long-time member of the Louisville 
Lions Club and Paradise United 
Church of Christ. Wayne was 
honored as the Constitution Parade 
Marshall in 2010. He enjoyed 
camping and travel.

Calling hours will be 10am – Noon 
on Monday at Stier – Israel Funeral 
Home. Funeral service at Noon 
with Rev. Dr. David Anderson 
officiating at the Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may 
be made to Paradise United Church 
of Christ and Crossroads Hospice 
and Palliative Care. Online 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com     





Obituary
David Allen Boyce, 60, of Salem, 
OH, passed away early Monday 
morning at 12:48 am, July 5, 2021 
at Salem West Healthcare in Salem.

He was born on January 13, 1961 in 
Salem to his parents; the late Carl 
and Ruby (Stahl) Boyce.

David was employed in a variety of 
occupations over the years 
including gas attendant, Lake 
Manager at Pine Lake and Evans 
Lake, as well as, a 
builder/construction worker. David 
enjoyed several hobbies. He liked 
to spend time in the garden, going 
hunting, and cooking. As a 
teenager, David started out in the 
Boy Scouts and worked his way up 
to Scoutmaster, eventually to an 
instructor for archery.

David is survived by his wife of 34 
years; Barbara Ann (Evans) Boyce, 
whom he married on February 28, 
1987. His step-children; Joshua 
(Tammy) Dickey of Columbiana, 
OH, Elizabeth (Jonathan) Absher of 
Knoxville, TN, Jonathan Hager of 
Washingtonville, OH, sister; Diane 
Boyce-Beiling, nephew, Bill 
Beiling, niece; Heather (Mike) 
Dixon.

In addition to his parents, David is 
preceded in death by his brother; 
Carl “Kenny” Kenneth Boyce Jr.

There are no services at this time.

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





Obituary
Theodore J. Bendick, age 82, of 
Louisville, OH passed away 
unexpectedly on Sunday July 4, 
2021 in his home. He was born 
August 18, 1938 in Revloc, PA. Ted 
was a Marine Corp. Veteran and 
was retired from the Timken 
Company in 1990 after 35 years of 
service. Ted is survived by his wife 
of 59 years, Judith K. (Gardner) 
Bendick; a daughter, Diane 
Lambrou; a son, Michael (Jodi) 
Bendick; and two grandchildren, 
Kenneth O’Rell III and Bryce 
Bendick. He was preceded in death 
by his father, John Bendick, his 
mother, Almeda Duffey and a 
brother, Jack Bendick.

Funeral services will be 12:30pm 
Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville with Pastor Rick 
Brown officiating. Calling hours 
will be 11am-12:30pm Friday 
morning at the funeral home. 
Theodore and his wife, who passed 
away on July 7, will be laid to rest 
in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, 
OH.

                                    Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home





Obituary
Judith K. Bendick, age 81, of 
Louisville, OH passed away in her 
home on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. 
She was born November 13, 1939 
in Canton, OH. She was an RN and 
worked as a nursing home 
administrator for many years.  Judy 
was preceded in death by her 
parents, Thomas and Rosemond 
Gardner; her husband, Theodore 
Bendick on July 4, 2021; and a 
brother, George Gardner. She is 
survived by a daughter, Diane 
Lambrou; a son, Michael (Jodi) 
Bendick; sister, Rosemond (Harold) 
Blakelock; brother, Thomas 
(Marjorie) Gardner II; two 
grandchildren, Kenneth O’Rell III 
and Bryce Bendick.

Funeral services will 12:30pm 
Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville with Pastor Rick 
Brown officiating. Calling hours 
will be 11am-12:30pm Friday 
morning at the funeral home. Judy 
will be laid with her husband, who 
passed away July 4, 2021, in 
Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH.

                                      Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home   





Obituary
HANOVERTON – Thomas C. 
Previtire, 68, passed away Monday, 
July 5, 2021, at his home. He was 
born November 30, 1952, in 
Syracuse, NY, son of the late Philip 
and Florence (Graver) Previtire.

Tom attended Syracuse High 
School, then joined the United 
States Marine Corps in 1970 and 
served during the Vietnam War. He 
was honorably discharged from the 
Marines and traveled to Vancouver, 
BC to attend an apprenticeship in 
Shipfitting. Tom relocated to 
Virginia Beach, VA in 1983 where 
he met and married the former 
Diane (Balint) Murphy July 17, 
1984.

Tom worked at Norfolk Naval 
Shipyard as a shipfitter, retiring 
after 30 years of Federal service.

Tom is survived by his wife, Diane 
Previtire, sons, Michael (Jordan) 
Previtire and Timothy Previtire; 
grandchildren, Gabriella and Lucas 
Previtire and their mother, Janine 
Ward, Carmella Gerlach, Brandon 
Curtis, Joseph and Ella Previtire; 
siblings, Phil Previtire, Phyllis 
(Bob) Maslen, Marty (Brian) 
Lofland, Sam Previtire and Jeff 
Previtire; brothers-in-law, J. 
Michael (Susan) Balint, Jeffrey 
Balint and Robert (Kim) Balint and 
many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents 
as well as two sisters, Annie Porter 
and Mary Jo Healy.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 
at Stark Memorial with Chaplain 
Keith Neal officiating. Burial will 
be at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021, 
and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
prior to the service at the funeral 
home.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Community Hospice, 2341 
E. State St., Unit B, Salem, OH 
44460 or St. Jude’s Children’s 
Research Hospital, P.O Box 1000, 
Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-
9908.

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, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Julia Ann Ellert, 51, entered into 
eternal peace on July 1, 2021, at 
home in Austintown, after a 
courageous battle with lung cancer. 
Julia was born in Lakewood, Ohio 
on November 24, 1969 to Diven 
Gency and Mary (Gilbert) Gency. 
Julia was a 1988 graduate of 
Jackson Milton High School and 
received her cosmetology license 
from MCCTC, working as a 
hairdresser for 32 years. She 
worked most recently with her best 
friends at Salon Extravaganza. On 
March 17, 2000, she married her 
loving husband of 21 years, Clayton 
William Ellert, and together they 
raised two children in Austintown, 
Peyton Olivia Ellert, 22, and Diven 
William Ellert, 19. She was a loving 
wife, mother, aunt, sister and friend. 
Julia leaves behind her husband, 
Clayton; daughter, Peyton; son, 
Diven; mother, Mary; sisters, Karen 
(Joe) Garcia and Connie Bellay; 
nieces, Megan (Bijan) Garcia 
Hosseininejad, Keri (Deanna) 
Williams, Cassie Bellay, Sarah 
Garcia and Katie Bellay; great-
nephews, Aiden Dickey, Jaimee 
Williams, Gavin Hosseininejad and 
Jaxon Williams; a great-niece, 
Jocelyn Mary Bunting as well as 
the many other wonderful family 
members and friends she had in her 
life. She also leaves several furry 
family members. Her father, Diven 
Eugene Gency, preceded her in 
death in May of 2017. Julia was a 
jack of all trades, she made the 
most delicious cupcakes and 
probably built the table that you 
were eating them at. She always 
made sure her yard was full of 
flowers, especially yellow ones, and 
loved growing fresh veggies and 
herbs when the weather was warm. 
She loved sitting on her porch in the 
sun when she couldn’t be at the 
beach and she loved a good book or 
puzzle. When she was in the 
kitchen making one of her many 
famous baked goods, she loved to 
listen to Elton John. Julia was 
always an active parent, she never 
missed a sporting event or concert 
and always pushed her children to 
be the best versions of themselves. 
She never stopped moving or 
creating and she could befriend 
anyone she met. She was the glue 
that held her family together. She 
may be gone, but her love will 
continue to spread through her 
family. Private arrangements are 
being handled by Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Austintown. The 
family asks that, in lieu of flowers, 
donations be made to Friends of 
Fido





Obituary
Cortland – Thelma J. Petiya, 84, 
passed away peacefully on Sunday 
July 4, 2021, in the comfort of her 
home, surrounded by her loved 
ones. 
Thelma was born on June 13, 1937, 
in West Virginia, the daughter of the 
late James and Evelyn (Richards) 
Jenkins. 
Thelma was a member of St. Cyril 
and Methodius Catholic Church. 
Thelma enjoyed many things in her 
lifetime. She was fond of crafting, 
sewing, and baking. Thelma also 
enjoyed spending time volunteering 
for the church and for Relay for 
Life. 
Thelma is survived by her children 
Darolyn Terbovich, James (Lisa) 
Carpenter, and Sharon (Ken) 
Brown; her grandchildren Nichole 
(Earl) Gardner, Jessica (Matt) 
Jacubec, Jaclyn Carpenter, Breanna 
Carpenter, and Austin Brown; her 
great-grandchild Jaelyn Jacubec; 
her sister Joyce (John) Harris; and 
many nieces, nephews, family and 
friends. 
Besides her parents, Thelma is 
preceded in death by her husband 
Stephen Petiya and her sister 
Sandra Osborn. 
Visitation for Thelma will be held 
on Thursday July 8, 2021, from 
11:00am to 12:00pm at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, where a service will 
immediately follow at 12:00pm 
with Father Mel Rusnak officiating. 
Thelma will be laid to rest at All 
Souls Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Trumbull 
County Pound, 7501 Anderson 
Ave., Warren, OH 44484. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Thelma at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Rogers - Clara E. Metze, age 72, of 
Rogers, died on Tuesday, July 6, 
2021, at Select Specialty Hospital, 
Boardman.

She was born on September 11, 
1948, in Rogers, daughter of the 
late Charles and Alda Gorby Butler.

Clara was above anything else a 
loving wife, mother, and grandma. 
She had a special talent in the 
kitchen and loved cooking. Her 
greatest joy was her family, 
especially her grandchildren.

Clara is survived by her husband, 
George Metze, whom she married 
on July 27, 1974, a daughter, 
Brandy (Ron, Jr.) Ogg of East 
Palestine; a son, Eric (Kristy) 
Metze of Rogers; a brother, Charles 
"Bub" (Barb) Butler of East 
Liverpool; three grandchildren, 
Austin, Cierra and Shelby and 
numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four 
sisters, Sandra Hostetter, June 
Rogers, Donna Jean Butler and 
Sally Butler and a Step-sister, 
Barbara DePillo.

Services will be held on Thursday, 
July 8, 2021, at 12:00 noon at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Cyndi Midlick officiating.

Burial will take place at East 
Carmel Cemetery, Rogers.





Obituary
Malvern:

Barbara Bradford, age 67, of 
Malvern passed away Tuesday, 
July, 6, 2021 at Aultman Alliance 
Community Hospital. She was born 
May 28, 1954 in Akron, Ohio to the 
late Charles Rogers and Virgie 
(Groves) Rogers. She is survived by 
three daughters; Tammy Ady, 
Peggy Ady, Angie Bradford, three 
sons; Sam Ady, David Ady, 
Michael Bradford, sisters; Carol 
lambert, Charollet Dickson, brother; 
Kenneth Rodgers, numerous nieces, 
nephews, and a special friend; 
David Menegay. In addition to her 
parents, she was preceded in death 
by a sister; Linda Young, brothers; 
Larry Lambert, Tim Rodgers, Tom 
Rodgers, Mike Rodgers, Richard 
Rodgers, and Donny Rodgers. 
Barbara's favorite past-times 
included; playing bingo, attending 
church, coloring, shopping, and 
spending time with family and 
friends. A graveside service will 
take place Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 
Mount Union Cemetery at 11am. 
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Salem- Walter Henry Ulrich,  92,  
died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 
Crandall Medical Center.

Walter was born January 24, 1929 
in Salem, OH, a son of the late 
Andreas and Agnes (Binder) Ulrich.

 

Walter was a 1948 graduate of 
Salem High School. He was a 
computer operator at E.W. Bliss 
Company for 45 years, retiring in 
1991.

He was a member of Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church in Salem.  Walter 
was also a member and officer of 
the Salem Saxon Club and Retiree’s 
and was a life member of Salem 
Elks Lodge #305.

Walter enjoyed golfing and golfed 
in many leagues.  Some of his other 
passions were bowling and 
spending time with his 
grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his wife, Lois 
(Eshleman), whom he married July 
22, 2002; two daughters, Deborah 
Emelo of Salem and Dawn (Dick) 
Jackson of Salem; son, Dennis 
Ulrich of Salem; two step-
daughters, Beth Waller of Atlanta 
and Kristy Garfole of Ft. Myers, 
FL; grandchildren, Dylan, Emma, 
Kurt, Keith, Josh, and Andrea; and 
10 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Walter was 
preceded in death by his first wife, 
Patricia (Rinehart) Ulrich in 1999; 
three sisters, Hilda Kerr, Freda 
Gray, and Helen Montgomery; four 
brothers,  Andrew, George, John, 
and Fritz Ulrich; two son-in-laws, 
Barry Emelo and Ray Garfole.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 
July 9, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor 
Alan Smearsoll officiating.

Friends and family will be received 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 6:00 
p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Stark Memorial. 
A Elks Service will follow at 7:30 
p.m.

Friends and family will also be 
received Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 
11:00 a.m. at the church.

 

The family requests donations be 
made to Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, 251 S. Broadway, Salem, 
OH 44460 or the Salem Elks #305 
Scholarship Fund, 824 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460, Salem Saxon 
Scholarship Fund, 1980 New 
Garden Rd., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

 





Obituary
NEWTON FALLS - Gladys M. 
Sallaz, 79, died Sunday, July 4, 
2021, at her residence, surrounded 
by her family.

Gladys was born Oct. 16, 1941, in 
Ward, W. Va., a daughter of the late 
John Howard Tucker Sr. and 
Rebecca Holstein Tucker.

Gladys graduated in 1959 from 
Charleston High School. She 
worked at the IGA Grocery Store in 
Lordstown for 25 years.

She was a member of the Lakeview 
Assembly of God in Lake Milton as 
well as the Blessed Creative 
Crafters Sewing Group.

Gladys enjoyed gardening, bowling, 
and camping over the years. Most 
recently she enjoyed knitting, 
quilting, embroidery, and spending 
time with her many special friends.

Her husband, Ronald Sallaz, whom 
she married Oct. 24, 1981, died in 
2017.

She is survived by  two sons, Craig 
Lough of Austintown and Todd 
Lough of Austintown; one daughter, 
Lori (Russell) Sallaz of Newton 
Falls; one step-daughter, Terrie 
Arbogast of Newton Falls;  step-
son, Dan (Melissa) Sallaz of 
Springvale, Maine; two sisters, 
Betty LaRussa of Virginia Beach, 
Va. and Rebecca "Becky" Hinkle of 
Ooltewah, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 
and 22 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, 
Gladys was preceded in death by 
four brothers, Johnny, Jimmy, 
Marty, and Jack Tucker; two sisters, 
Helen Kay Perry and Frances 
Lavender; and one son-in-law, John 
Arbogast.

Friends and family will be received 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 
July 10, 2021, followed by a funeral 
service at 1 p.m.  at  Lakeview 
Assembly of God, 17930 Mahoning 
Ave., Lake Milton, OH 44429, with 
Pastor Nathan Bacorn and Pastor 
Mike Levelle officiating.

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

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Larry Lee Dickson, 
age 64, of Columbiana, went home 
to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 
4, 2021, at his home with his loving 
family by his side.

He was born on July 29, 1956, in 
Salem, son of James and Wanda 
Howells Dickson, Jr.

Larry was a 1974 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and worked 
for Quaker Manufacturing in 
Salem, W.M. Industries in 
Washingtonville, Lowry tool and 
Die in Salem and retired from 
Amtech Tool and Machine in on 
January 1, 2021. He taught Auto 
CAD education in the Salem School 
District, coached his daughters’ 
softball teams, was a life member of 
the Leetonia Sportsman Club and a 
member of the Greenford Ruritans. 
Larry enjoyed spending time at 
camp and watching his 
grandchildren grow, laugh and play.

Larry is survived by his wife, Mary 
Ann Valentine Dickson, whom he 
married on January 4, 2012,

two daughters, Nicole (Donnie) 
Karn of Westerville and Sara 
(Jonathan) Skowron of Poland; 
three step children, Shane Blosser 
of Sebring, Jason (Heather) Sexton 
of Niles and Brianne (Bob) Lane of 
Struthers; three grandchildren, 
Donnie Karn, Lydia Skowron and 
Carter Skowron; four step 
grandchildren, Makayla (Czaz) 
Wade, Anthony Sexton, Austin 
Lane and Brooke Lane; two step 
great grandchildren, Lyam Wade 
and Adalyn Wade; his mother, 
Wanda Dickson of Columbiana; 
three sisters, Carolyn (Dennis) 
Falzetta of Salem, Pamela 
(Michael) DiRocco of Louisville 
and Lynne (Andy) Beech of 
Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by a 
brother, Alan Dickson and by his 
father, James Dickson, Jr.

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, July 9, 2021, from 10:00 am 
- 12:00 noon at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Services will be held on Friday, 
July 9, 2021, at 12:00 noon at the 
Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford 
officiating.

The family requests that anyone 
who is not vaccinated please wear a 
mask.

Memorial donations may be made 
to Greenford Ruritans, PO Box 43 
Greenford, Ohio 44422.

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





Obituary
Marilyn Jane Dalton, age 89 of 
Louisville, passed away at Salem 
Regional Medical Center on July 4, 
2021.
Marilyn was born March 16, 1932 
in Sebring to Leslie George and 
Sarah Taylor, Sr and has resided in 
and around the Sebring area. She 
was a member of Pine Lake 
Christian Church. Marilyn loved 
her family, creating stained glass 
works of art, sewing and nursing.
Marilyn graduated from Beloit 
High School in 1950. She met a US 
Navy Sailor, Bruce Dalton after a 
trip to Washington, DC and they 
married and raised a family.
Later in life she went back to school 
and graduated from Hannah E 
Mullins School of Practical Nursing 
in 1968, where she graduated at the 
top of her class. She worked at 
Salem Hospital for many years 
before moving to Western New 
York in support of her husband's 
job. She continued with private 
duty nursing jobs in New York and 
the local area until she eventually 
retired. Marilyn loved nursing and 
continued to keep an eye on the 
wellbeing of her fellow apartment 
dwellers in assisted living. Once a 
nurse, always a nurse.
Survivors include her daughter, 
Cynthia Dalton (Gaithersburg MD), 
son, Jeffrey (Heidi) Dalton 
(Alliance OH), daughter, Leslie 
(Ron) Salo (Elyria OH), son Kevin 
(Teresa) Dalton (Marlboro OH) and 
son, Matthew Dalton (Louisville 
OH). Marilyn has 5 grandchildren 
and 6 great grandchildren who she 
loved dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Bruce Dalton, whom she married 
on August 18, 1950 and who died 
in October 1998; two brothers, 
James and Leslie George, Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 
Pine Lake Christian Church on 
Thursday, July 8 at Noon with a 
visitation one hour prior from 
11:00AM to 12:00 PM. Interment 
will be held at Grandview Cemetery 
in Sebring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to Pine 
Lake Christian Church (636 Pine 
Lake Road, Sebring OH 44672), 
Copeland Oaks Foundation (800 
South 15th Street, Sebring OH 
44672) or Community Hospice 
(716 Commercial Avenue SW, New 
Philadelphia OH 44663).
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, 126 West Vermont Avenue, 
Sebring OH 44672. Friends and 
family may share condolences and 
memories online at 
grfuneralhome.com





Obituary
VIENNA- Ralph Nicholas Tomeo, 
age 79, passed away June 26, 2021. 
Ralph was born November 18, 
1941, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania to 
the late Antonio and Mary 
(Casuccio) Tomeo. He was a 
graduate of Aliquippa High School 
and received an Associate Degree 
from Kent State University. 
Ralph retired from General Electric 
with over 30 years of service as an 
Electrical Technician. He was a 
veteran of the U.S. Air Force 
serving in the 51st A&E 
Maintenance Squad where he was a 
Weapons Control System 
Mechanic. 
Besides his parents, Ralph is 
preceded in death by his sisters, 
Rose (Walter “Red”) McElhaney 
and Helen “Toots” Lambert, and his 
brother Tony Tomeo. 
Ralph is survived by his son, Craig 
(Lori) Tomeo; his daughter, 
Catherine (JP) Ryan; two 
granddaughters, Grace and Fiona; 
his friend and former spouse, 
Sandee Tomeo; his sister, Toni 
(Lou) Pupi; sister-in-law, Marie 
Tomeo; brother-in-law, Tom 
Lambert; and many nieces and 
nephews. 
Ralph was thoughtful, kind, and 
funny. He loved music, cars, 
spending time with his family, and 
helping others. He will be greatly 
missed. 
A private graveside service was 
held at Hillside Cemetery in Bazetta 
Township. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share condolences and memories 
with Ralph’s family.





Obituary
CORTLAND – Terry Lee Boles, 
71, peacefully passed away on 
Friday July 2, 2021, surrounded by 
his loved ones. 
Terry was born on August 31, 1949, 
in Livingston, TN, the son of the 
late Robert D. and Loma (Beaty) 
Boles. 
Terry proudly and faithfully served 
his country in the United States 
Army from 1970 until he was 
honorably discharged in 1973. 
During his time in the service, Terry 
was decorated with quite a few 
medals, such as the National 
Defense Service Medal, the 
Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 
Device, the Vietnam Service Medal 
with the Bronze Service Star, and 
many others. 
On March 24, 2012, Terry married 
Barbara Bailey and they shared 9 
wonderful years together filled with 
happiness and laughter. 
There were many activities that 
Terry had loved to do in the 
outdoors; especially hunting, 
fishing, and riding his motorcycle. 
He and Barbara loved exploring the 
mountains and the rock mines when 
they lived out in Colorado. When 
he was not spending his time 
outside, Terry could be found 
woodworking and whittling. He 
was also an animal lover. He was a 
great man; he was kind and caring 
when needed, but a jokester at 
heart. 
Terry will be missed dearly by his 
wife, Barbara; his children Robert 
Daley (Pam) Boles and Robin Neal; 
his stepchildren Greg Graham, 
Angela (Clint) Graham-Cook, and 
Tina (Jeff) Strausser; his 
grandchildren Kelsa Burton, Alicia 
Lucas, Kirstie, Bailey, Abe, 
Sammie, Ana, and Graham; his 
great-grandchildren Alexa, Ava, 
Bryson, Braylon, Anthony, James, 
and Kierra; his sister Maryann 
(Bobby) Jones; his sister-in-law 
Jeannie Boles; and many other 
family and friends. 
Besides his parents, Terry is 
preceded in death by his brother 
Larry Boles; and his grandson 
Jonathan Kern. 
During this time, no services will be 
held for Terry. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Terry at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
SALEM - Barbara Ruth Dumovic, 
73, died Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center 
surrounded by her family. She was 
born on September 17, 1947, in 
Salem, a daughter of the late 
William Edwin and Ruth (Seevers) 
Elliott.

Barbara was a 1965 graduate of 
Salem High School. She worked at 
Salem Community Hospital for 
almost 50 years.

She was very active and 
volunteered with LCBA at St. Paul 
Church. Barbara loved reading 
books, especially mysteries.

Survivors include her husband, 
Frank Dumovic, whom she married 
October 12, 1974; two sons, Daniel 
Dumovic of Youngstown and 
Michael (Kelly) Dumovic of 
Strongsville; two brothers, William 
Elliott of Salem and James (Kathy) 
Elliott of San Antonio, TX.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 
2021, at St. Paul Catholic Church

 with Fr. Robert Edwards 
officiating. Burial will be held at 
Highland Memorial Park.

Per Barbara's request there will be 
no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, family requests 
donations be made to the Salem 
Regional Medical Center 
Foundation,1955 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460 or Christina 
House, 527 E. Washington St., 
Lisbon, OH 44432.

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 Barbara 's obituary, send 
condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM - John S. Glista, 73, died 
Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Akron 
City Hospital in Akron. He was 
born December 26, 1947, in Salem, 
son of the late John F. and Margaret 
(Jankowski) Glista.

John was a 1965 graduate of West 
Branch High School. He served in 
the United States Marine Corps 
during the Vietnam War. John 
worked in various positions at 
Gordon Brothers for 55 years. He is 
Catholic by faith. John was a 
member of the Salem VFW Post 
#892, AMVETS Post #45, and 
Salem Italian-American Club.

Survivors include two daughters, 
Jen Batchelder of Denton, TX and 
Tara Glista of Salem; two sisters, 
Anne Marie Glista and Terri (Rick) 
Odey, both of Salem; four brothers, 
Stanley (Debbie) Glista of Beloit, 
Tony Glista of Salem, Mike (Gale) 
Glista of Salem and Daniel (Barb) 
Glista of Berlin Center; and a 
granddaughter, Trinity.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 
Stark Memorial with Father Robert 
Edwards officiating.

Friends and family will be received 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at 
the funeral home prior to the 
service. Burial will be 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, Salem.

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





Obituary
Beloved mother and grandmother 
Linda Lee (Dunn) Yuhasz passed 
away peacefully on June 27, 2021 
in New Middletown, OH at the age 
of 73.Linda is survived by her 
children, Georgene Wright of 
Raleigh, NC; Rosemarie Yuhasz of 
McDonald, OH; Julius (Jamie) 
Yuhasz of Warren, OH; Joseph 
(Natalie) Yuhasz of New 
Middletown, OH; her stepdaughter 
Concetta Yuhasz-Smith of 
Pittsville, VA; her brother, George 
A. (Valerie) Dunn of New Jersey; 
and her companion Patrick Malone 
of Lake Milton, OH; Her grandkids, 
Irene Wright, Leslie Paul Wright, 
Christopher Yocum, Anthony 
Talbert, Julius V. Yuhasz, Brett 
Wagner, Adam Yuhasz, Destiny 
Carter, Steven Yuhasz, Carly 
Wagner, Sarah Yuhasz, and 
Alexander James Yuhasz, her; Step 
Grandchild Adam Yuhasz, 
Cassandra Romano, Charlette 
Chapman, Hope Smith, Alexis 
Smith; her great-grandchildren 
Makenna Blanton, Aubree Yuhasz, 
Adam Yuhasz Jr., Her step great-
grandchildren Aiden Shutters, 
Carmella Tucker, Adam Smith, 
Kristen Norfolk, Daeynerys 
Chapman, Javelynn Yuhasz, 
Greyson Smith, Ashlynn Smith. 
Linda was born on November 15, 
1947 in Hackensack, NJ to George 
L. Dunn and Irene Wickens. She 
graduated from East Rutherford 
High School in 1966. She married 
Julius J. Yuhasz Jr., in 1969. After 
moving to Ohio in 1974, Linda 
lived in Craig Beach Village and 
worked for Delphi Electric until her 
retirement in 1999. Throughout her 
life, Linda enjoyed spending her 
leisure time working on crafts and 
tending to her garden. She had a 
great love for nature and animals of 
all kinds. Her greatest joy in life 
were her children and spending 
time with her grandkids and great-
grandkids. 
She is preceded in death by her 
Father George L. Dunn of East 
Rutherford, NJ; Mother Irene 
Wickens of Hackensack, NJ, ex-
husband Julius J. Yuhasz Jr. of 
Austintown, OH; Son-in-law Leslie 
L. Wright of McDonald, OH and 
Aunt Margaret H. Sutton of 
Woodridge, NJ. Friends may call 
from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6th at 
St. Catherine Church in Lake 
Milton, followed by a Memorial 
Mass at 6 p.m. with a reception 
immediately following in the 
Church Hall. Father Dave 
Merzweiler will officiate the 
ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please 
send donations to Animal Charity 
of Ohio at 4140 Market Street, 
Youngstown, OH 44512.





Obituary
YOUNGSTOWN-Michael “Big 
Mike” N. Mullins, 61, passed away 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at his 
residence. He was born June 16, 
1960 in Youngstown, the son of 
Charles G. and Elsie L. (Forsythe) 
Mullins. Mike was a 1978 graduate 
of Austintown Fitch High School 
and graduated from ITT in 2000. 
He was the equipment manager for 
the Austintown Fitch Little Falcons 
for several years. Mike enjoyed 
being outdoors and spending time at 
the Bears Den area in Mill Creek 
Park. He was a skilled cook and 
also enjoyed reading and drawing. 
Mike is survived by his nieces and 
nephews, William (Katie) Bussey of 
Austintown, Amanda (Scott) 
Champion of Boardman and Chris 
(Betsey) Philips of Austintown and 
numerous other nieces and nephews 
and great nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents, Mike was 
preceded in death by his sisters, 
Sandra Mullins and Carolyn 
Philips. According to Mike’s 
wishes, there are no calling hours or 
services. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Warren – Preston D. Walker, 65, 
entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, 
June 29, 2021, at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center, 
surrounded by his family. 
Preston was born April 29, 1956, in 
Meadville, PA, the son of the late 
Melvin Walker, Sr., and Wilma 
Louise Walker. 
Preston had proudly served his 
country in the United States Air 
Force before being honorably 
discharged. He then went on and 
attended truck driving school and 
was a flatbed steel hauler for 30 
years. 
For the last 8 years, Preston had 
dialysis at Fresenius Medical 
Center in Cortland. 
Preston was a member of Ohltown 
United Methodist Church, in 
Mineral Ridge, Ohio. 
He enjoyed watching old western 
TV shows, John Wayne movies and 
listening to country music. 
Preston is survived by his wife of 
twenty-six years, Diane Walker; son 
Benjamin Walker and grandson, 
Benjamin, Jr.; daughter Christina 
(Kenneth) Schweter and grandson 
Andrew; his brother, Andy (Bonita) 
Walker; sisters Tena Walker and 
Deann (Willis) Sommers; and many 
nieces and nephews. Preston was 
loved by his friends and family and 
will be deeply missed. 
Arrangements for Preston are being 
provided by Roberts-Clark Funeral 
Home, 180 Garfield Dr., Warren, 
Ohio. Calling hours will be 
Saturday, July 3, 2021, from 
5:00p.m. to 8:00pm, with a service 
following, officiated by Pastor 
Richard Smith. 
Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave their heartfelt condolences.





Obituary
Sylvia Mossie (Syme) Croley, age 
95, of Alliance, passed away at 
Community Care Center on June 
29, 2021.

Sylvia was born January 20, 1926 
to Jesse Lester and Lora 
(Detherage) Syme and has resided 
in Alliance since 1949. She was a 
member of the First Assembly of 
God Church in Alliance. Sylvia 
lived her life for God and her 
family.

 Survivors include her son, Dwight 
(Jan) Croley; her four daughters, 
Rae Ann (Harry) Thomas, Dianna 
(Greg) Greenamyer, Melissa (Gary) 
Simone, Maxine (Robert) McIlvain; 
thirteen grandchildren; 20 great-
grandchildren; 12 great-great-
grandchildren; and one sister, Erma 
June Hamblen Meredith.

In addition to her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Lee Edward Croley, whom she 
married May 31, 1941 and who 
died in September 1979; two sons 
Darrel Jay and Larry E. Croley; her 
daughter-in-law, Sandra (Miller) 
Croley; daughter Karen 
Brandonisio; two grandsons, Greg 
E. Croley and Adam L. Croley; five 
brothers; and three sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian funeral 
home on Thursday, July 8th at 
11:00 a.m. with a visitation one 
hour prior. 

Interment will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Alliance Community Care Center 
Activities Department, P.O. Box 
2720, Alliance, Ohio.

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





Obituary
SALEM – Roger Allen DeVine, 63, 
died Monday, June 28, 2021, at his 
home. He was born July 18, 1957, 
in Salem, son of the late Frank E. 
Devine and Nola Jane (Riddle) 
Cooper.

Roger was a 1975 graduate of 
Salem High School. He loved 
playing on his softball team and 
spending time with his family.

Survivors include a son, Kyle 
DeVine and a daughter, Stephanie 
DeVine, both of Salem; and a sister, 
Gina Heim of Staunton, VA.

Besides his parents, two brothers, 
James M. Devine and Frank E. 
Devine and two sisters, Mary E. 
Devine and Pauline “PJ” J. Devine 
also preceded him in death.

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

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

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





Obituary
SALEM - Denise Ellyn Mayhew, 
65, died Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center,

Denise was born on February 19, 
1956 in Salem, OH, a daughter of 
the late Francis and Elaine 
(Sanders) Lucas.
Her passions were reading, doing 
crossword puzzles, her biggest joy 
was spending time with her 
grandchildren.

Denise was a 1974 graduate of 
Salem High School.  She went on to 
get a degree medical billing. Denise 
worked at Ventra as a press operator 
for 15 years.

Her husband, Dennis, whom she 
married July 14, 1977, died Sept. 
26, 2010.

She is survived by three children, 
Michael (Heather) Mayhew of 
Little River, SC, Darby Mayhew of 
Salem, and Derek (Jessica) 
Mayhew of Salem; two siblings, 
Bill (Sheri) Lucas of Rittman and 
Lorna (Ron) Hannay; 
grandchildren, Austin, Johnthen, 
Sunshine, Skylar Stuckey; Storm 
Ward and Sadie Graham; David, 
Joshua, and Lucas Mayhew.

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

Donations may be sent to family to 
offset funeral expenses to Stark 
Memorial PO Box 748 Salem, OH 
44460 or can donate on funeral 
home website 
www.starkmemorial.com.
Arrangements are being handled by 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.
To view Denise's obituary, send 
condolences  visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
Joyce J. Malolepsi, 96 passed away 
on June 29, 2021, in the comfort of 
her daughter’s home surrounded by 
her family. Joyce was born on 
March 9, 1925, in Washingtonville, 
Ohio the daughter of George and 
Frieda (Bowker) Lynch. Joyce was 
united in marriage to William 
Malolepsi on November 22, 1947, 
with whom she shared forty-eight 
years of marriage. 
A graduate of John Rhoades High 
School, Joyce was a member of the 
Penn-Ohio Model A Club and a 
Girl Scout Leader for her daughters. 
She was of the Methodist faith. 
Joyce was a homemaker, loving 
wife, mother, grandmother and 
great grandmother. One of her 
many passions was her baby doll 
collection. She leaves her children 
Beth (Jerry) Zets, Bill (Pam) 
Malolepsi and Sue Paschke, her 
grandchildren Jason (Jean) Zets, 
Josh (Michelle) Zets, Jeremy 
(Missy) Zets, Michael Malolepsi 
and Megan Malolepsi and 10 great 
grandchildren and her beloved 
parrot Cookie. She was preceded in 
death by her parents, husband and 
son in law Paul Paschke. The 
family will receive relatives and 
friends Friday July 2nd from 12:30 
– 1:30 pm at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Canfield Chapel. A funeral service 
will be held following calling hours 
at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers 
memorial contributions can be 
made to Hospice of the Valley. To 
express condolences please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Mrs. Lena M. Jakubec, 72, of 
Austintown, died early Tuesday 
morning, June 29, 2021, at 
University Hospital Cleveland 
Medical Center. 
Mrs. Jakubec was born January 16, 
1949, in Beckley, West Virginia and 
was the daughter of Cyrus D. Clark 
and Bonnie B. Agee. After 
graduating from Shady Spring High 
School, Mrs. Jakubec worked in in 
Washington D.C. for the 
Department of the Army at Fort 
Meyer and then at the Pentagon, 
where she met her husband, before 
moving to Austintown. Lena was a 
member of Grace Lutheran Church. 
She enjoyed volunteering at church 
and loved being a wonderful mother 
and grandma. 
Besides her husband, Kenneth P., 
whom she married November 16, 
1968; she leaves a daughter, 
Kimberly Lewis of Austintown; a 
son, Ken Jakubec (Wayne 
Langston), of Chesapeake, VA; and 
two grandchildren, Kaitlin and 
Dannah Lewis of Austintown. She 
leaves three sisters, Cora Sue 
Wadsworth of Portland, OR, Cinda 
Pack of Windsor, VA, and Mary 
Brown of Statesville, NC. She was 
proceeded in death by her brother, 
Johnny Williams, and her sister, 
Jean Bird. 
A memorial service will be held at 
Grace Lutheran Church, Saturday, 
July 24th at 10:00 am. In lieu of 
flowers, contributions can be made 
to Grace Lutheran Church of 
Austintown. To share thoughts of 
sympathies, visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Howland- Gail Mamula-Seekins, 
age 83, passed away peacefully 
Tuesday afternoon, June 29th at her 
residence with family by her side. 
Gail was born June 14, 1938 in 
Greene Township to the late Miles 
and Harriett (Krahl) Taylor. She 
was a 1956 graduate of Greene 
High School. In her youth she 
enjoyed playing the trumpet and 
piano. In her more recent years, she 
loved being a proud member of the 
YSU Chorus. Gail also took great 
joy spending time with her family, 
golfing, shopping for unique 
treasures in local boutiques, and 
traveling. 
Gail worked at Taylor Winfield, 
area hospitals St. Joseph and 
Trumbull Memorial, along with 
over 20 years in the insurance 
industry with Thrivent Financial / 
AAL. She was most happy and 
fulfilled when she worked for 
NOAS (Northeast Ohio Adoption 
Services). 
Beside her parents, Gail is preceded 
in death by her husband William 
Seekins and her former husband 
John R. Mamula, Jr. 
Gail is survived by her children, 
John R. Mamula, III, Marti 
(Charles) Bergana, Rochelle (Tim) 
Gallo, Kevin (Lisa) Mamula, and 
Danielle (Fred) Noday; 12 
grandchildren, Lisa Mamula, 
Vanessa Mamula, Mitchell Mamula, 
Jessica (Chad) Garthe, Jason 
Bergana, Danielle Murphy, Jacob 
(Samantha) Fulmer, Diana Mamula, 
Nathanial Mamula, Franchesca 
Noday, Miranda Noday, and Freddy 
Noday; eight great grandchildren, 
Allyson, Peyton, Evelynn, Elliott, 
Cailyn, Patrick, Zachary, and Jack; 
her brothers, C. Grant “Bud” 
(Esther) Taylor and Harold (Ruth) 
Taylor; and nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call Saturday 10-12PM 
at the Lane Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield 
Dr. NE in Warren; where the 
funeral service will begin at Noon 
with Pastor David Luther, officiant. 
Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Gail’s family.





Obituary
Salem - Donald W. Rhinemiller, Jr., 
age 91, of Salem, died on Tuesday, 
June 29, 2021, at Hospice House, 
Poland.

He was born on June 4, 1930, in 
Dayton, son of the late Donald 
William and Ruth Stapff 
Rhinemiller, Sr.

He has been a man of faith devoting 
many years of his life to Christian 
education, ministry and mission 
work. In addition, he held a variety 
of teaching assignments and spent 
time as a school administrator.  His 
work and travels took him to every 
state except Maine.

Don began his life at Dayton Air 
Force Hospital on June 4, 1930. 
Throughout his childhood, Don’s 
parents moved frequently due to his 
father’s job as a Woolworth 
Department Store manager and then 
as the founder of a trucking 
company.  Don lived in Dayton, 
Cleveland and Attleboro, 
Massachusetts. When his family 
lived in Ohio, Don’s mother died, 
and his father eventually remarried 
giving Don two half-brothers.  He 
ended up graduating from North 
Attleboro High School with the 
Class of 1948.

Don continued his education at 
Kent State University and earned a 
Bachelor of Arts Degree.  During 
his first year of college, he felt “the 
call” for the ministry.  After 
graduating from Kent, Don went to 
Gordon Divinity School outside of 
Boston completing a Master of 
Divinity Degree in 1955.  
Eventually, Don also returned to 
Kent to earn a Master of Science 
Degree in School Administration. 

While a student at Kent, Don met 
his wife, the former Donna Mae 
Fiscus, in a weekly bible study class 
which was part of the Kent 
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. 
The couple had a happy marriage 
that lasted for 57 years.  Together 
they enjoyed reading, gardening, 
bicycling and traveling to every 
state except Maine. For 18 years of 
their married life, Donna was an 
elementary school teacher.  
Although they had no children, they 
fostered a daughter for a couple of 
years.

Don held a variety of church-related 
positions often helping churches 
that could not financially support a 
pastor. Don and Donna even 
traveled to Ruby, Alaska, to do 
ministry work with the Indians, 
which Don commented was the 
“most interesting” assignment. For 
five years, they did Christian 
education work in Cuyahoga Falls, 
Canton and Columbus.  Between 
1985 and 1990, Don took a pastoral 
assignment at Turkeyfoot 
Evangelical Congregation Church 
at Turkeyfoot Lake outside of 
Akron.

Don held fourth and fifth grade 
teaching assignments at schools in 
Warren, New Philadelphia and 
Alliance.  He also taught in a school 
in Kentucky Hills. In 1966, Don 
became Cadet Principal of Stow 
City Schools.  He then was 
promoted to principal of Riverview 
Elementary School for three- and-a-
half years. Toward the end of his 
time in education, Don became 
certified in learning disabilities and 
taught in this field.  He also did 
substitute teaching for about five 
years before he retired from 
education in 1990.

When Don’s wife passed, he lived 
with friends and then in several 
assisted living homes before 
coming to Ironwood.  At Ironwood, 
Don conducts a Bible study group.  
He enjoys music events, 
participating in balloon volley and 
playing card and trivia games.

Don was also a member of the 
Salem Bible Church where he was 
highly in volved. He sometimes 
preached in the church and taught 
the Bible at assisted living facilities. 
He continued to do this up until a 
few weeks before his going home to 
be with the Lord. He also served in 
an advisory capacity for the church 
board.

His wife, Donna Mae Fiscus 
Rhinemiller, whom he married on 
June 7, 1953, preceded him in death 
on, October 8, 2010.

Donald is survived by his two 
brothers, Leslie (Paula) Rhinemiller 
of Cheshsire, MA and David 
(Jackie) Rhinemiller of Adams, 
MA.

He was preceded in death by a 
sister, Lee Ann Franco.

The family will receive friends on 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 10:00 
a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Salem Bible 
Church, Salem.

Services will be held on Tuesday, 
July 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Salem Bible Church, Salem, with 
Pastor Douglas DeMar officiating.

Burial will take place at 
Washingtonville Cemetery, 
Washingtonville.

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





Obituary
SALEM – James “Jim” Price, 65, 
passed to his heavenly home 
Monday, June 28, 2021, after a 
valiant battle with pancreatic 
cancer. He was born February 26, 
1956, in Salem, a son of the late 
Charles “Porky” and Mary 
(Shivers) Price.

Jim loved hunting and being out in 
the woods with his family and 
beloved beagle, Violet. He also 
enjoyed going to outdoor festivals 
and fairs with his wife Connie.

Jim was a hard-working and well-
liked employee at Salem Regional 
Medical Center for many years and 
enjoyed knowing all the people who 
worked there.

Jim loved the Lord Jesus and 
wanted everyone to know Him. He 
attended Church at the Center in 
Salem.

Survivors include his wife, Connie 
(Frost) Price of Salem, whom he 
married April 30, 1983; his 
children, Daniel Price, Christin 
Price and Nathan Price; his many 
siblings, Patricia Crone, Charles 
(Jane) Price, Norman (Beverly) 
Price, Mary Price, Deborah (Gary) 
Walker, Alan Price, John (Mary) 
Price and Richard (Lisa) Price and 
many nieces and nephews on both 
sides of the family. A son, James 
Price, was waiting for him in 
heaven.

There will be no calling hours. A 
spreading of the ashes ceremony 
will be held in the fall, Jim’s 
favorite season.

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

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





Obituary
Neal “Greg” Bluhm, age 73, of 
Alliance, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, 
June 27, 2021 at Rose Lane Rehab 
in Massillon.

He was born March 7, 1948 in 
Cleveland, Ohio to Norman Bluhm 
and Thelma Nadine (Harris) Bluhm.

A 1966 graduate of Highland High 
School, in Medina, Ohio Greg 
served in the U. S. Army from 
1968-1970, with tours in Germany 
and Vietnam.

As a teenager, Greg built his own 
HAM Radio and throughout his life 
enjoyed talking with people all over 
the world. This led to his work in 
Electrical/Electronic fields, retiring 
from Dingee Machine in New 
Hampshire where we worked 
wiring firetrucks, which he enjoyed 
very much.  Greg was a Pilot, with 
his love of flying coming from his 
parents who were also Pilots, and 
something he had in common with 
his brothers Noel and Curt.

Greg was a self-sufficient true 
Mountain Man, living in a 200 year 
old log home without electricity or 
phones. He loved hiking the 
mountains with his pet goats. He 
lived in Maine, New Hampshire 
and Vermont area until retiring in 
2014, when he moved back to 
Alliance to be near his family.

Survivors include his daughter, 
Krysta Hayes, and her son, Xander 
of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 
siblings, Noel Bluhm of Alliance, 
Curtis (Karen) Bluhm of North 
Benton, and their son, Kyle, Nancy 
Hubbs Shapiro of Paris, and her 
children Erin and Ryan, Karl Bluhm 
of North Benton, and his children, 
Tyler, Alicia and Samantha, Nelson 
Bluhm of Minerva, Clayton Bluhm 
of Alliance, and Henry Bluhm of 
Alliance, and his daughter, 
Amanda;

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, and brother-in-law, Milt 
Shapiro.

A private family gathering will be 
held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be 
made to St. Jude’s Research Center, 
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 
38105.

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





Obituary
Sheila M. (Styer) Fisk, age 66, of 
Alliance, passed away at her home 
on June 29, 2021.

She was born on April 9, 1955 in 
Canton, Ohio to Millarel and Vicki 
(Harter) Styer. 

Sheila worked for many years as a 
waitress at Polinori’s in Alliance 
where she was known ironically by 
many as “The Quiet One”. Sheila 
was a member of the Elks and 
VFW. She was treasured by her 
family and friends and will be 
dearly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her children, Angelica Chacon 
and Dustin Brown; partner, Ernie 
Nyland; her grandchildren, 
Dominick Chacon, Corey Hicks, 
and Christ’ion Hicks; siblings, 
Phillip (Heather) Styer, Linda 
(Glenn) Akins and Valerie Styer; 
Vickie Lynn Croley and many other 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents and her son, Benjamin 
Chacon.

A memorial visitation will be held 
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 
July 6th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Interment 
will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Charles "Chuck" 
Edward Longbottom, age 72, 
longtime resident of Columbiana, 
went home to join his heavenly 
family on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 
with his wife and children by his 
side after a brave, hard fight with 
leukemia.

He was born on September 25, 
1948, in Salem, the youngest child 
of the late Emmet and Mary 
Krautner Longbottom.

Chuck was a 1966 graduate of 
Leetonia High School and was 
drafted into the United States Army 
and served in Vietnam, where he 
was disabled.

He worked for Myers Equipment, 
E. W. Bliss Co., and then Prudential 
Insurance. Chuck was also a 
photographer with Robert Senn 
Studio. He was always taking 
pictures of his kids and 
grandchildren. Chuck enjoyed trips 
to Florida, Disney, and annual trips 
to Kennywood. He loved his family, 
especially his grandchildren. He 
enjoyed watching his 
grandchildren’s sports, school 
activities and always making bets 
with them.

Chuck met his wife, Barbara "BJ" J. 
Longbottom in 1972 and they 
married on September 7, 1973. 
They had three children, Jon 
Longbottom of Indianapolis, IN, 
Lyndsay (Chad) Blakeman of North 
Lima and Ashley (Joe) Kistler of 
Columbiana. Chuck was blessed 
with three wonderful grandchildren: 
Lexus and Jayce Blakeman of 
North Lima and Mila Kistler of 
Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by three 
sisters, Wanda McCoy, Joan Tullis 
and Averill Gottke, two brothers, 
Raymond "Chow" Longbottom and 
Paul Longbottom and a special 
uncle, Tex Faulkner of 
Pennsylvania.

The family will receive friends on 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from 11:00 
am – 12:00 p.m. at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana, with services 
immediately following with 
Reverend Ronald Blakeman.

Burial will take place at 
Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana 
with Military honors by the 
Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion Honor Guard.

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





Obituary
SALEM - Pauline B. Mundy 
Gruszecki, 93, died Sunday, June 
27, 2021, at Salem North 
Healthcare Center. She was born on 
July 11, 1927, in Summitville, the 
daughter of the late Michael and 
Marianne (Duffala) Marhefka.

Pauline was a 1945 graduate of 
Salineville High School. Pauline 
did clerical work for several years 
in Cleveland before moving back to 
Millport, retiring from the 
Kensington IGA in 1989.

She was a member of St. Philip 
Neri in Dungannon, where she was 
a director of religious education and 
taught CCD for years. Pauline was 
also a member of Our Lady of 
Lourdes in Wintersville and East 
Palestine.

Pauline was an avid bowler, where 
she bowled in many leagues and 
received many awards.  She also 
loved spending time with family.

Her first husband Regis Mundy, 
whom she married June 7, 1958, 
died April 8, 1962; her second 
husband, Leon Gruszecki, whom 
she married Nov. 18, 1989, died 
May 28, 2007.

She is survived by one daughter, 
Barb (Walt) Herriott East Palestine; 
one son, Robert Mundy of 
Hanoverton; one grandchild, Niki 
(Christopher) Stewart; great- 
grandchildren, Caleb Stewart, and 
Natasha Stewart; step-
grandchildren, Jen (Al) Fahs, Chris 
(Liz) Herriott and Jaime Herriott; 
four step-great-grandchildren; and 
many nieces and nephews that were 
very special to her.

Besides her parents and husbands, 
Pauline was preceded in death by 
siblings, Anna Marhefka, Mary 
Day, Helen Gruszecki, John 
Marhefka, Michael Marhefka, and 
Joseph Marhefka, and one 
grandson, Jeremy Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 2, 
2021, at St. John's Catholic Church, 
16017 Smith Rd., Summitville, with 
Fr. Stephen M. Wassie officiating. 
Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery 
on Gavers Rd. in Hanoverton.

Friends and family will be received 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the 
church. A rosary will be said at 9:40 
a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Community Hospice, 2341 E. State 
St. Unit B., Salem, OH 44460 or 
Catholic Charities 144 W. Wood 
St., Youngstown, OH 44503.

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 Pauline's obituary, send 
condolences or order flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
CANFIELD - Zenaida Blanco, 88, 
went to the Gates of Heaven after a 
brief illness on June 28, 2021. 
Zenaida was born on October 11, 
1932, in Havana, Cuba, daughter of 
Domingo and Antonia Donates 
Rodriguez.

She married the love of her life on 
July 4, 1958. They came to the 
United States on November 22, 
1958. She retired from the 
Youngstown Board of Education – 
Central Kitchen on May 1, 1998, 
where she worked for 20 years. She 
belonged to Trinity Fellowship 
Church for many years and was 
involved in the Burden Bears for 
the Hospice.

Zenaida is survived by her children: 
son, Richard (Laura) Blanco; 
daughter, Rosanna (Bradley) Grace; 
son, Ralph (Yvonne) Blanco and 
grandchildren whom she adored: 
Scott Grace, Joshua (Amber) 
Lattanzi, Hannah (Fiance Sherman 
Kortze) Grace, Mark and Amanda 
Blanco, Mya and Mara Blanco and 
her great grandson, Mason Lattanzi.

Besides her parents, Zenaida was 
preceded in death by her husband, 
Ricardo Blanco, and siblings, 
Crescencio, Luis, Juan, Felix, 
Alberto, Jose, Rafael and Antonia.  

Friends and family may call from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 
2021, at Trinity Fellowship Church, 
4749 South Ave., Youngstown, OH 
44512 with service to follow.

Zenaida’s family has asked that 
money tributes be given to Trinity 
Fellowship 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.

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

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





Obituary
Austintown, Ohio- Eleanor Jayne 
Phillips, 77, entered into eternal 
peace on June 27, 2021, at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, 
Ohio with family by her side. 
Eleanor was born in Youngstown, 
Ohio on December 20, 1943 to 
Frank Kollat and Louise (Bodnar) 
Kollat. She was a lifelong resident 
of Austintown. 
Eleanor was a 1961 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School, 
whereafter she devoted her life to 
raising her family. On December 
15, 1962 she married her loving 
husband of 58 years Gomar D. 
Phillips at the church they have 
been parishioners at since 
childhood, Four Mile Run Christian 
Church, also in Austintown. 
A loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, great-grandmother, 
sister, and friend. Eleanor leaves 
behind her husband Gomar, son 
James K. Phillips, daughter 
Deborah K. Phillips, and is 
preceded in death by sons David P. 
Phillips & Mark W. Phillips. She 
also leaves behind grandchildren 
Charles “Curt” Hamm (Sandra), 
Nicholas A. Hamm (Kellie), and 
Nathan & Olivia Phillips. As well 
as Great-Grandchildren Jacob, 
Elizabeth, Ava, & Beau. Eleanor 
came from a large family consisting 
of 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Frank 
Kollat (Preceded her in death) Betty 
Olson, Carol Hofmann, Paul Kollat 
and Pamela Kollat. She also leaves 
behind several nieces and nephews. 
Eleanor loved being outside 
working in the many flower gardens 
scattered under the trees she planted 
in her yard. She told us stories 
about her following her Aunt 
Burshee into the woods surrounding 
their house on North Raccoon, and 
coming out with trees and plants, 
most of which are still alive on their 
property to this day. She was an 
avid cook and baker in her day, 
everyone in the family can 
remember a certain dish she would 
make that they would go out of 
their way to get when she made it. 
But most of all, Eleanor will be 
remembered for her time spent with 
her children and grandchildren. She 
was a life-long mother to us all. 
Calling hours will be from 11am 
until 12 pm with a service 
following, on Friday July 2, 2021 at 
Four Mile Run Christian Church in 
Austintown. Funeral arrangements 
are being handled by Lane Family 
Funeral Home of Austintown. 
Flowers in Eleanor’s memory may 
be sent to the Church at 701 N. 
Four Mile Run Road. Austintown, 
Ohio 44515.





Obituary
Arlene L. Brown, age 68, of 
Louisville, Ohio, passed away 
Sunday, June 27, 2021. She was 
born in Canton, Ohio on April 6, 
1953 to the late Forest and Kathryn 
(Hinton) Lautzenheiser.

Arlene was a former employee of 
First Federal Savings in Louisville. 
She was a member of Peace United 
Methodist Church and Nimishillen 
Grange.

Arlene is survived by her husband 
Dennis; three daughters, Kathy 
Brown, Kim (Travis) Miller and 
Kristine Brown; sister, Jane Barr; 
brothers, Gene (Char) 
Lautzenheiser and Don (Teri) 
Lautzenheiser; two grandchildren, 
Tayden and Kamdyn Miller.

Funeral services will be 12 noon 
Friday at Peace United Methodist 
Church in Louisville with Pastor 
Douglas Beggs officiating. Calling 
hours will be from 6-8pm Thursday 
at Stier – Israel Funeral Home and 1 
hour before services at the church 
on Friday. Burial will be in 
Evergreen Memorial Garden.  In 
lieu of flowers, memorials may be 
made to the church.  On line 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier – Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Alicia Lynn (Brown) Chervenak, 
age 42, of Alliance lost her valiant 
fight with cancer at home on June 
27, 2021.

 She was born on January 16, 1979 
in Alliance, OH. 

  Alicia attended Marlington High 
School and Bryant & Stratton 
College, where she earned Dean’s 
List Honors twice. She worked as a 
cook at Texas Roadhouse and JT’s 
Brickoven Pizza. She loved the 
beach, taking walks in the sand and 
looking for shark teeth. Alicia also 
enjoyed going out to eat, spending 
time with family and playing with 
her grandson.

   Those left to cherish her memory 
are her husband, David Chervenak 
whom she married on September 6, 
2017 after 16 years together; her 
daughter, Lydia Brown; grandson, 
Dawayne Easter; son, Chancelor 
Roosa; sister, Shawna (Bill) Brown 
Stinsman; brother, Daniel Bowman-
Brown; mother-in-law, Lezlie 
(Michael) Chervenak Jones; 
mother, Ramona Brown; special 
cousin Scott; long-time friend, 
Geneva; and many cousins, nieces 
and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her 
grandmother, Harriet; two uncles, 
Mike and Donald Brown; 
grandfather, Ray Brown.

  A memorial service will be held 
on Friday, July 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at 
the family home, 14780 Ravenna 
Ave NE, Hartville, Ohio, with 
Nancy Castellucci officiating.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Absolute Hospice 7171 
Keck Park Cir NW, North Canton, 
OH 44720

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





Obituary
SALEM - John Meissner, 83, 
passed away peacefully at his home 
Sunday, June 27, 2021. He rejoins 
his wife, Kathrine “Katie” whom he 
married October 1, 1955, who 
proceeded him in death in 2017.

John was born June 3, 1938, in 
Salem, the son of the late John and 
Pauline (Baum) Meissner.

He was a graduate of Goshen High 
School. John was a life-long dairy 
farmer. He was a volunteer for the 
West Branch Booster Club and an 
avid supporter of West Branch 
athletics where he could usually be 
found in the stands or on the 
sidelines. A man who could repair 
or make anything, John enjoyed 
many hobbies ranging from wine 
making to antique tractors.  He 
especially liked helping his buddy, 
John Sturgeon during maple syrup 
season.  He could always find time 
to help out friends and neighbors, 
even if they didn’t ask. John is a 
member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church.

John is survived by his daughter, 
Joyce (John) Gause of Salem; son, 
John of Salem; three grandchildren, 
Shannon, Liddy, and Josh; three 
great grandchildren, Alan, Xavier, 
Dominic; sisters, Barbara, Alice, 
Katherine and brother, Joe.

Calling hours will be held from 
6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 
2021 at Stark Memorial.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 
2021, at St. Paul Catholic Church. 
Burial will be held 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 John’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM - John Meissner, 83, 
passed away peacefully at his home 
Sunday, June 27, 2021. He rejoins 
his wife, Kathrine “Katie” whom he 
married October 1, 1955, who 
proceeded him in death in 2017.

John was born June 3, 1938, in 
Salem, the son of the late John and 
Pauline (Baum) Meissner.

He was a graduate of Goshen High 
School. John was a life-long dairy 
farmer. He was a volunteer for the 
West Branch Booster Club and an 
avid supporter of West Branch 
athletics where he could usually be 
found in the stands or on the 
sidelines. A man who could repair 
or make anything, John enjoyed 
many hobbies ranging from wine 
making to antique tractors.  He 
especially liked helping his buddy, 
John Sturgeon during maple syrup 
season.  He could always find time 
to help out friends and neighbors, 
even if they didn’t ask. John is a 
member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church.

John is survived by his daughter, 
Joyce (John) Gause of Salem; son, 
John of Salem; three grandchildren, 
Shannon, Liddy, and Josh; three 
great grandchildren, Alan, Xavier, 
Dominic; sisters, Barbara, Alice, 
Katherine and brother, Joe.

Calling hours will be held from 
6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 
2021 at Stark Memorial.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 
2021, at St. Paul Catholic Church. 
Burial will be held 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 John’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM - Diana Constance 
"Connie" Phillips, 73, died Sunday, 
June 27, 2021, at her residence. 
Connie was born on February 17, 
1948, in Salem, a daughter of the 
late Alvin Mathew and Dorothy 
Jean (Snyder) Phillips.

Connie was a 1966 graduate of 
Salem High School. Connie worked 
as an administrative assistant at 
Electrochemicals and retired from 
Dearing Compressor in 2014.

She was a member of Salem Quota 
International since 2005 and 
Canfield AARP.

Connie enjoyed doing ceramics and 
loved bringing family together at 
her house at the holidays or to 
swim.

She is survived by siblings, Debbie 
(William) Thomas of Salem, Sheryl 
(Stephen) McMullin of Parker, 
Parker, CO, Susan Cutlip of Salem, 
Allen (Donna) Phillips of Conway, 
SC, Mark (Joyce) Phillips of Salem, 
Tom (Heidi) Phillips of Salem, 
David (Amy) Phillips of 
Hanoverton, and Dale (Tammy) 
Phillips of Salineville, and several 
nieces and nephews and great-
nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Connie was 
preceded in death by two sisters, 
Barbara Suter and Marsha Phillips.

A funeral service will be held at 11: 
30 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, at 
Stark Memorial.

Friends and family will be received 
Friday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Quota International of 
Salem, Inc., 1265 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 Connie’s obituary, send 
condolences or flowers, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Floyd E. McCartney, 83, 
passed away Sunday, June 26, 2021, 
at his home surrounded by his 
family. He was born September 17, 
1937, son of the late Ray and Ellen 
(Nesbitt) McCartney.

Floyd served in the United States 
Air Force. He worked as a service 
manager for 30 years at Tri-State 
Pump, prior to that, he worked in 
service and maintenance at A&P 
Warehouse. Floyd was a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church of 
Salem. He was also a member of 
the Elks #305.

Survivors include his wife, Luanne 
(Miller) McCartney whom he 
married June 11, 1966; two sons, 
Mark M. McCartney and Scott M. 
McCartney; and two sisters, Betty 
Farmer and Kathy Davidson.

Besides his parents, Floyd was also 
preceded in death by three brothers, 
George, Don and Harry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to the Elks 
Scholarship Fund, 8224 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460.

An Elks service will be held at 7:00 
p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 
Stark Memorial.

Friends and family will be received 
from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 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 Floyd’s obituary, send 
flowers or condolences, visit 
www.starkmemorial.com.





Obituary
  Mary Jane Klein, age 95, of 
Fairfield, Ohio, and formerly of 
Alliance, passed away at 4:40 a.m. 
Saturday, June 26, 2021 at her home 
in Fairfield.

  She was born October 5, 1925 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Ben and Mary 
Jane (LaMotte) Gorrell.

   A graduate of Alliance High 
School, Mary Jane attended Mount 
Union College, and received her 
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary 
Education from Kent State 
University.

  She taught Elemenetary School in 
Alliance at the Morgan, South 
Lincoln and North Lincolns schools 
before retiring after 25 years, 
followed by volunteering as a 
school office administrative 
assistant and then volunteering at 
the Early Learning Center, 
completing her service after her 
94th birthday in 2019.

  She devoted more than 55 years to 
the education and learning of 
Alliance children, enjoying every 
minute with them and the people of 
Alliance schools.

  She was a member of Trinity 
Episcopal Church.

  Survivors include her daughter, 
Jacqueline (Ralph) Simpson of 
Fairfield, Ohio; three 
grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; and sister, Barbara 
Detchon.

  She was preceded in death by her 
husband, Sydney Klein; and her 
daughters, Sydney Jacqueline Klein 
and Margaret Cline.

 Services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Friday July 2, 2021 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 
with Fr. Kip Colgrove officiating. 
Friends may call the hour prior to 
the service at the funeral home.

  Interment will be at Fairmount 
Memorial Park.

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





Obituary
Harold Sanor, 93, beloved Husband 
and Father, was called to his eternal 
resting place on June 26, 2021. He 
entered this world on November 5, 
1927 in Homeworth, OH, born to 
the late Elgie and Myrtle (Benner) 
Sanor. Harold was a life long 
resident of Homeworth where he 
was involved in many of his 
passions: competing in Antique 
tractor pulls,taking hay and grain to 
Lisbon and Canfield Fairs. Harold 
also enjoyed making maple syrup 
every spring. However he most 
enjoyed spending time with family 
and friends. 

 Harold is survived by his wife of 
71 years Margaret (Sosenko) Sanor, 
two daughters Linda (Phil) 
McQuilkin, Laura Sanor and two 
son's Steven (Teri) Sanor, Grant 
(Karen) Sanor. He is also survived 
by four Grandchildren; Trisha, 
Tiffany, Haley and Bryce and 4 
Great Grandchildren Paige,Cole, 
Everett and Becket and a sister 
Leona Reichenbach. He was 
preceded by his father Elgie Sanor; 
mother Myrtle (Benner) Sanor, a 
dearly beloved grandson Bryan 
Sanor, a sister Velma Blackburn and 
Brothers Virgil Sanor and Lester 
Sanor.
 
 A funeral service will be held 
Wednesday June 30th at 12:00 PM 
at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral 
home in Sebring, Ohio. Friends 
may call one hour before service at 
11:00 AM at the funeral home. 
Burial will follow at North 
Georgetown Cemetery,North 
Georgetown, Ohio. Memorial 
donations can be made in Harold's 
memory to WCCHS (Western 
Columbiana County Historical 
Society) PO Box 162, Homeworth, 
OH 44634. Friends and family may 
send condolences and sign the guest 
register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring, Ohio 





Obituary
  James E. Rininger, age 71, of 
Hartville, passed away at 12:14 
a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021.

  He was born May 19, 1950 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Donald and 
Virginia M. (Sponseller) Rininger.

   A graduate of Marlington High 
School, Jim worked at Transue 
Williams in Alliance, and 
Schumacher’s in Hartville.

  He served on the Hartville Fire 
Department for 37 years, most 
recently as Captain.

  He was a member of the Stark 
County Goat Committee, the NRA, 
and the Fireman’s Association.

  Jim will be missed by his family, 
including his children; Amy 
Gardiner, Carrie (Ron) Neff, and 
Donald Rininger; brother, Bruce 
(Cora) Rininger; grandchildren 
Maranda Neff, Sean Rininger, 
Mackenzie Rininger; nieces and 
nephews, Kimberly (Eric) Kuhn, 
Brittani (Joe) DiPietro, David 
(Katrina) Ray, Katrina (Marcus) 
Stenson, Aaron (Adrianna) Ray, and 
Kylee (David) Simmons; great 
nieces and nephews, Nathaniel 
Kuhn, Colton DiPietro, Morgan 
DiPietro, Jase Ray, Emsley Ray, 
Zakkai Ray, and Ayden Simmons; 
and many cousins, extended family 
and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his 
maternal and paternal grandparents, 
his parents, his granddaughter, 
Amber Rininger-Garner, and his 
niece Jessica Rininger.

  A Memorial Service will be held 
at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 
at the Alliance Church of Christ 
with David Ray officiating. Friends 
may call from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday 
at the church.

  A Firefighter’s Last Call service to 
honor Jim will be conducted by the 
Stark County Firefighter’s 
Association.

  Memorial Contributions may be 
made to the Stark County Goat 
Committee, in care of the Stark 
County Fair at P.O. Box 80279, 
Canton OH 44708, or the Stark 
County Firefighter’s Association, 
442 Browning Avenue Northwest
North Canton, OH 44720.

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





Obituary
Bonnie Lee Chapman, 70, of 
Hanoverton, Ohio, passed away on 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her 
home.

She was born on June 28, 1950 in 
Akron, Ohio, the daughter to her 
late parents; Edward and Betty 
(Hummel) Chapman.

Bonnie was employed in the 
hospitality business at various 
restaurants.

She is survived by her sister; Karen 
Carlson of Medina, Ohio.





Obituary
Gary L Burgett, age 81, of 
Louisville, passed away peacefully 
in his sleep on Sunday, June 27, 
2021.

He was born in Canton, on July 24, 
1939, to the late Kenneth and 
Martha Burgett.  He grew up on the 
family farm in Salineville, Ohio.  
Gary graduated from Irondale High 
School in 1957 and Muskingum 
College in 1961. He married his 
high school sweetheart Dana 
(Williamson) on June 11, 1961, and 
they recently celebrated 60 years of 
marriage.

Gary’s career began at Conotton 
Valley High School where he taught 
math, coached basketball, and 
served as the high school’s 
principal. Later he became an area 
coordinator for the Ohio 
Department of Education, retiring 
with over 40 years of service. Gary 
enjoyed the time he spent with 
people he met through his work at 
the many school districts in 
Northeast Ohio, especially his co-
workers Herb and Paula. Gary was 
a 40+ year member of the Masonic 
Lodge #348 in Salineville.

Louisville became his family’s 
home in 1969, where they raised 
two daughters, Terri and Beth. Gary 
enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, 
and anything having to do with 
being outdoors. He loved attending 
and watching sports, especially 
when his grandchildren, great 
nieces, and great nephews were 
participating. Gary was a wonderful 
son, husband, father, grandfather, 
brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. 
Gary never met a stranger, and he 
will be dearly missed by all of those 
who crossed his path.

Gary is survived by his wife Dana; 
daughters, Terri (Daryl) Moran and 
Beth (Larry) Bates; grandchildren: 
Alyssa (Jarrod) Dawson, Jarrod 
Moran, Alexa (Noah) Allison, and 
Alivia Bates; brothers, Keith (Judy) 
Burgett, Bruce Burgett, and Wesley 
(Mary) Burgett; brothers in law 
Ronnie (Patty) Williamson and Bill 
(Hazel) Williamson; sister-in-law 
Carol Boker, many nieces and 
nephews, and their children.

Services will be 11:00am on 
Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home in Louisville, Ohio with Rev. 
Dr. David Anderson officiating.  
Calling hours will be from 6-8pm 
Wednesday at the funeral home 
with Masonic Services following at 
8pm.  Burial will be in Union 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 
donations can be made to Aultman 
Hospice or the Alzheimer’s 
Association.

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





Obituary
Lawrence “Larry” A. Takach Jr., 
69, of Austintown, passed away 
Saturday, June 26, 2021, at home, 
with his wife by his side. 
Born November 23, 1951 in 
Youngstown, Larry was the son of 
the late Lawrence Sr. and 
Genevieve (Higham) Takach. 
A lifelong resident, Larry was a 
1969 graduate of Chaney High 
School. He worked as a roofer, was 
a member of Local 71 and retired 
from Roth Brothers. 
Larry enjoyed golfing, fishing, 
horse racing, trips to Vegas and 
Myrtle Beach, and watching Ricky 
play baseball and Chloe play 
softball. He loved to talk politics 
with his oldest grandson Dylan. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife of 44 years, the former 
Evelyn Kerekes; his children Kelly 
(Rick) Plant and Thomas (Connie) 
Takach; his stepdaughter Michelle 
(Duane) Gorgie; his grandchildren 
Ricky and Chloe Plant and Dylan 
and Erin Gorgie; and his siblings 
Robert (Susan) Takach, Kathleen 
(John) Frecsko, and Jenny White. 
Larry will be sadly missed by all 
those that knew and loved him. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends Saturday, July 3rd, from 
1:00-3:00pm at Lane Funeral 
Homes in Austintown.





Obituary
  Charles L. Loar, age 88, of 
Alliance, passed away at his home 
on June 24, 2021 after an extended 
illness.

 He was born on March 6, 1933 in 
Philippi, WV to George and Ruth 
(Alfred) Loar. 

  Charles was the owner of 
Brittain’s in Alliance for many 
years. He was a member of Alliance 
Baptist Temple, American Legion 
Post 166 and the 40+ Motorcycle 
Club. Charles enjoyed boating, 
riding his motorcycle and 
vacationing on cruise ships. He 
served honorably in the United 
States Army.

   Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife of 68 years, Rachel 
(Vance) Loar, whom he married on 
March 11, 1953; his children, Debra 
Loar and Danny (Char) Loar; 
grandchildren, Christy (Jason) 
Definbaugh, Nick (Amanda) Loar, 
Julia (Reginald) Wooten, and 
Nonae Billiter; nine great-
grandchildren, Stacy, Jacob, 
Dakota, Reggie, Gauge, Brianna, 
Alatris and Morgan; and one great-
great-granddaughter, Alice Grace 
Blagg.

  He was preceded in death by his 
parents; daughter, Dianna Lynn 
Loar; great-grandson, Zach 
Definbaugh; and brother, George 
Burten Loar.

  A private family service will be 
held at Joseph’s Chapel in 
Bellington, West Virginia on July 3, 
2021.

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





Obituary
  Alnetta “Arkie” Ruth Knight, age 
73, of Alliance passed away on 
June 23, 2021.

  She was born on October 1, 1947 
in Marlboro, Ohio to John Byron 
Knight and Susan Trump. 

  Arkie was raised in Alliance on 
Trump Farm where she spent most 
of her life working on the farm. She 
graduated from Marlington High 
School where she played in the 
marching band. Arkie was one of 
the select group of band members 
who played for the opening of the 
Football Hall of Fame. She loved 
her Chevy Nova, drag racing, 
fishing and animals. Arkie got her 
nickname from her love of Noah’s 
Ark.

   Those left to cherish her memory 
are her children, John (Ashley) 
Green and Wendy (Mike) Nosic; 
five grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; brother, Byron “Bekie” 
Knight; and sister, Odessa “Oakie” 
Shaver.

  A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Tuesday, June 29th at 
4:00 p.m. with a visitation two 
hours prior. Nancy Castellucci will 
officiate.

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





Obituary
Timothy A Snyder, of Sebring, 
passed away on September 25, 
2020. He is survived by Barbie of 
24 years; his stepson Jason (Mary) 
Greschaw and grandsons Beau and 
Luke. He is also survived by his 
mother Sandra Snyder of Marietta; 
his sister Beth Snyder of Atwater 
and a brother James. He was 
preceded in death by his loving 
father Walter Snyder and a brother 
Walter (TY) Snyder Jr. 

Tim worked for 30 years for the 
Laborers Local 894 in Akron, 
OHio. Tim loved life and had a 
heart of gold. He had a positive 
attitude and always encouraged his 
family. He loved ALL kinds of 
hunting and fishing and enjoyed 
spending time at his cabin in 
Southern Ohio. His favorite 
vacations were the ones spent 
snowmobiling in upper New York 
every year with his life long friend 
Steve Schaefer of New Jersey. He 
also enjoyed golfing with another 
life long friend Rss Goodman. 

His grandson once asked on a 
school essay paper, who do you 
respect the most, his answer was 
my Papa Tim because he works 
hard and always cares for others 
before he cares for himself. He 
respects people, and even though I 
am young, most of all, he respects 
me. Tim will never be forgotten. 
The love we have for him will show 
in the years to come in everything 
we say and do. He taught us so 
much about being happy, caring for 
each other and making the best out 
of any situation. He was truly a 
great man. We will be forever 
thankful to God for putting him in 
out lives. 

Private services were held with 
family and close friends at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home 
in Sebring with Fr. Dyer officiating. 
You may sign the online guest 
register and view the obituary at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring, 





Obituary
  Chely K. (Burnip) Street, age 62, 
of Alliance passed away on June 
20, 2021 at Aultman Hospital.

 She was born on August 21, 1958 
in Alliance to Katherine A. (Koons) 
Burnip and Thomas W. Burnip. 

  Chely graduated from Alliance 
High School and attended The 
University of Mount Union. She 
was formerly employed as a teller 
for Midland Buckeye Bank. Chely 
loved to garden and knit, but she 
especially enjoyed spending time 
with her family and grandchildren.

   Those left to cherish her memory 
are daughters, Carly (Rick) 
Stockburger of Ellsworth, Ohio and 
Rosie Street of Alliance; 
grandchildren, Reagan J. and Jacob 
W. Stockburger; and siblings, Beth 
Riordan of Alliance, Jeff Burnip of 
N. Muskegon, MI and Matt (Gina) 
Burnip of Muskegon, MI.

  She was preceded in death by her 
mother.

  A memorial service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on July 9th at 11:00 a.m. 
with a visitation one hour prior.

  Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Alliance Area Habitat 
for Humanity ReStore, 1006 S. 
Arch Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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





Obituary
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 28th at Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel for Kenneth 
D. Johnson, Sr. 94 of Canfield, who 
died Thursday morning at 
Assumption Village, North Lima. 
Kenneth was born November 12, 
1926 in Youngstown, a son of the 
late Phillip and Florence (Gueldner) 
Johnson and was a lifelong area 
resident. He attended South High 
School and entered the military in 
1944. Kenneth served in the Navy 
during World War II in the 
European Theatre. He worked in 
supervision for Youngstown 
Welding and Engineering for 30 
years, retiring in 1989.He was a 
member of the former Mahoning 
Methodist Church and the former 
member of St. Alban’s Lodge F & 
AM. Kenneth loved fishing, 
enjoyed going to the casino and a 
good game of poker and loved to 
golf. He was very proud of his two 
holes in one. Kenneth and his wife 
had been snowbirds and had 
wintered in Estero, Florida for over 
20 years. He was also an excellent 
carpenter and could build and fix 
just about anything. He leaves his 
wife, the former Florence H. 
Martauz, whom he married April 
20, 1949; his son Kenneth (Mary) 
Johnson; a daughter, Susan Gura 
and Diane Reha who was like a 
second daughter, all of 
Youngstown; four grandchildren, 
Benjamin Johnson, Kerry (Thomas) 
Brown, Mark (Bridgett) Johnson, 
Michael (Deborah) Gura and two 
great grandchildren, Thomas K. 
Brown and Rory F. Johnson. 
Kenneth also leaves a sister-in-law, 
Esther Amendolea of Canfield and 
several nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his sister, Jean 
Snyder. Friends may call on 
Monday from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 
p.m followed by the service at 1:00 
p.m.





Obituary
Thomas Leo Twitchell, 54, of 
Salem, Ohio, passed away on 
Tuesday, June 15,2021 in Butler 
Twp (Salem).

He was born on September 24, 
1966 in Trumbell County, to his late 
parents; Thomas Twitchell and 
Patricia Culver.

Thomas attended LaBrae High 
School in Leavittsburg, Ohio. He 
was a member of the United States 
Army and served from January 7, 
1987 to January 31, 1989.

He was employed as a tree trimmer 
with Townsend Tree Service.

Thomas is survived by his half-
sister; Barbara (John) Sharas of AZ, 
half-brother; Michael Urick of MI, 
step-brothers; Greg (Denise) Urick 
and Pete (Debbie) Urick both of 
Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Thomas 
is preceded in death by his step-
father; George Urick.

Services pending.

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





Obituary
David Wayne Stinson, 36, passed 
away at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, 
June 19, 2021 in Liberty Township.

He was born on June 20, 1984 in 
Salem, Ohio to his parents; Garry 
W. Stinson of Alliance and Linda 
(Parks) Stinson of Leetonia.

In addition to his parents, David is 
survived by his sisters; Clara 
Stinson of Washington and Hanna 
Stinson of California.

David is preceded in death by a 
brother; Tim Allen Stinson.





Obituary
Robert Starkie Huffnagle 94, of 
Goshen Twp., Salem (Formerly of 
Leetonia) died at 8:24 AM Monday 
at his home.

He was born on April 18, 1927 in 
Leetonia, Oh., the son to his late 
parents; J. Stanley and Elsie (Hull) 
Starkie and adopted by relatives, 
the late Sydney and Mary Elizabeth 
(Boyle) Huffnagle after his mother 
died shortly after he was born.

Bob resided in Leetonia most of his 
life. He moved to Salem seven 
years ago and then to Goshen 
Township about six months ago. A 
1945 graduate of Leetonia High 
School, Bob enlisted as a member 
of the US Navy in February of that 
year, even before receiving his high 
school diploma. His diploma was 
sent to him while he was serving in 
the Navy. Bob served for a year and 
a half during WWII. He was 
awarded the American Area 
Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and 
Victory Ribbon, Philippine 
Liberation Ribbon and Honorable 
Service Award. He was mainly 
stationed in Great Lakes, Ill., and 
the Philippine Islands and on the 
USS Rapidan. He was a past 
member of the OSI in Leetonia, 
American Legion in Leetonia, Elks 
in Salem and Salem Masonic Lodge 
and a member of St. Paul’s 
Lutheran Church in Leetonia. Bob 
retired as an erector from Electric 
Furnace Company in Salem.

Bob found it relaxing and relished 
being outdoors. Some of his 
favorite hobbies were working in 
the vegetable garden, playing golf 
and going fishing. At times he 
would charter a boat and enjoy the 
day fishing on Lake Erie. The 
colder temperatures never stopped 
him! When it was time to put the 
golf clubs away, Bob would switch 
from spending his days on the 
green, to spending them in the 
woods hunting. He especially liked 
hunting during the winter months in 
Pennsylvania. If you didn’t see him 
enjoying one of his many outdoor 
activities, you need not worry as he 
was probably “tinkering” in the 
garage. Bob was an avid reader and 
enjoyed watching TV to relax as 
well. One of he and Annabelle’s 
fondest memories was from 
1957...Bob purchased only one 
ticket to win a car being raffled off 
at the Columbiana Street Fair. Not 
thinking much more about it, 
shortly thereafter, Annabelle got a 
call late one night that they had won 
the car! Of course they did not 
believe it, as it seemed to good to 
be true, but it was in fact true! 
Bob’s work over the years required 
some travel and to their benefit, 
Bob and Annabelle enjoyed the 
experience of going to Australia, 
South Korea and Hawaii. They also 
traveled to be with family living in 
Florida and Texas, as well as, some 
family trips to Myrtle Beach. 
Putting all of the things aside that 
Bob enjoyed to do and fill his life 
with, his real passion and that 
which gave him the most joy, was 
spending time with his family and 
especially his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his lovely bride 
of 71 years; the former Annabelle 
Heinze, whom he married on 
January 20, 1950, his children; 
Darryl (Helen) Huffnagle and Joyce 
(Clayton) Ayers both of Texas, Jane 
(Harold) Franklin of Salem, five 
grandchildren; Kathleen Hendon, 
Anna Foster, Jeremy and Chelsey 
Ayers and Whitney Salazar and two 
great grandchildren; Bair Salazar 
and Luke Hendon.

In addition to his parents and 
adopted parents, Bob was preceded 
in death by a son; Denny Huffnagle, 
a grandson; Knute Bernard, and all 
his siblings; James Starkie, Agnes 
Kojan, Ted and Pete Huffnagle, 
Mary Caldwell, Margaret Morris 
and Bernice Windram.

There will be no services or calling 
hours held at this time. The family 
would like to thank Community 
Hospice and their staff for the love, 
care and compassion that was 
extended to Bob and the family 
during this trying time.

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





Obituary
James Arthur “Jim” Garland of 
Columbiana, formerly of Canfield, 
passed away on June 21, 2021, 
surrounded by his family. Jim was 
born on June 1, 1954, in Warren, 
Ohio the son of James R. and Betty 
Jo (Littleton) Garland. He was a 
1972 graduate of Mineral Ridge 
High School, veteran of the United 
States Navy, and 1985 graduate of 
Youngstown State University. 
Jim had a strong work ethic, as 
demonstrated by his employment 
with ABL Wholesale Distributors 
Inc., serving as CFO, then 
President, for the past 30 years. A 
man of faith, Jim enjoyed playing 
the piano and guitar with his 
granddaughters. He loved spending 
time camping and shooting with his 
children, brother, and nephews, and 
visiting with his sisters. 
He will be missed by his girlfriend 
Mary Jo Sikora with whom he 
made his home, son Seth of 
Southgate, Michigan, daughter 
Megan (Tiffany) of Galloway, Ohio, 
son Nathan of Galloway Ohio, 
granddaughters Natalee, Emmalee 
and Alina, his siblings Connie 
(Robert) Rhodes Sr., Bonnie 
(Raymond) Rook and Mark (Lori) 
Garland Sr., ten nieces and 
nephews, twenty-four great nieces 
and nephews, and three great-great 
nephews. He was preceded in death 
by his parents and a grandchild. 
Visitation for family and friends 
will be held at Lane Funeral Home 
Mineral Ridge Chapel on Friday, 
June 25, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM 
and Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 
10:00 – 11:00 AM followed by a 
funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial 
will follow at Kerr Cemetery. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions to the 
Special Olympics. 
Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave condolences to the family.





Obituary
The LORD is close to the 
brokenhearted and saves those who 
are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 

Paul C. Avery, 53 of Youngstown, 
Ohio entered into his eternal 
reward, Sunday, June 6, 2021 at St. 
Elizabeth hospital. 
He was born May 16, 1968 in 
Warren, Ohio, the son of Reed and 
Rosalind Avery and Shireen Avery. 
He was a 1986 graduate of Warren 
Western Reserve High School. 
He and his wife, Annette “Sass” 
Jones-Avery were married 21 years 
of their 28 years together. 
To know Paul was to know how he 
felt about Faith, Family, Friends & 
his Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. 
“Black & Silver Baby” 
He made his career working and 
managing Loss Prevention for retail 
and was currently employed with 
Jascar Enterprises LLC. in Wooster, 
Ohio. 
Besides his wife he leaves to mourn 
in his passing but rejoice in his 
eternal rest his two daughters, 
TaRee J. and Anntonette D. Avery 
and his precious granddaughter 
Ariea Rosalind all of Youngstown. 
His siblings Nadine & Marvene 
Avery of Warren, Yeshon K. 
(Kendra) Avery of Youngstown and 
Sebastian F. Avery of Phoenix, 
Arizona and a host of nieces, 
nephews, in-laws and friends. 
There was a beautiful balloon 
release and prayer over his 
transition on June 12th at his home. 
He was proceeded in death by his 
parents and two uncles, Marvin D. 
and Sheldon R. Avery. 
Arrangements of comfort were 
handled by Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown.





Obituary

Mark R. Catlos 63, of Salem, died 
at 3:42 PM Friday, June 18, 2021, 
in the emergency room of Salem 
Regional Medical Center.

He was born on August 1, 1957 in 
Salem, son of Marjorie (Odey) 
Catlos and the late Martin Catlos Sr.

He has been a lifetime area resident 
and graduated from Salem High 
School. He previously attended 
Salem First Baptist Church and was 
last employed at American 
Standard in Salem.

Mark was a rather quiet person, a 
homebody and stayed close to the 
home over the years.

In addition to his mother of Salem, 
he is survived by his siblings: 
Marty (Connie) Catlos and Marlin 
Catlos both of Salem and Marsha 
Stanley in Florida.

In addition to his father, he was 
preceded in death by his sister 
Marlene Springer.

There will be no public services 
held and private burial will be in 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

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





Obituary
William Franklin Scyoc 74, of 
Columbiana, died at 7:33 AM 
Thursday, June 17, 2021, at his 
home.

He was born on November 22, 
1946, in Lowman Ridge (Pine 
Grove) W.Va., the son of the late 
Clarence W. and Ida Mae (Yoho) 
Scyoc.

Bill moved to the area in 1965 from 
West Virginia. He was a Motor 
Coach Driver for Columbiana 
Coach Lines for nearly 22 years. 
The biggest thing in life that he 
enjoyed was the sound of the small 
engines running, it was like sweet 
music to his ears. Bill enjoyed 
working on lawnmowers, chain 
saws, and string trimmers most of 
his life. Bill also served in the US 
Army during the Vietnam War from 
February 8, 1966, to November 13, 
1967.

There are several people who were 
special to Bill that helped when he 
needed parts. Maggie at Middleton 
Ace hardware kept him moving, a 
nephew, Eddy, and grandson, 
Davey who would come and crank 
up the saws so Pap could hear them 
run. A very special “Loving and 
Caring Thanks” to Bruce Trayes 
(“our third Son”) for being there 
and giving a helping hand when we 
needed it. It was his family, friends, 
and those special people who made 
his life enjoyable over the years. 
We would also like to thank 
Community Hospice for allowing 
Bill to have his final wish granted, 
to be at home for his final days. It 
was their love, care, and 
compassion that made his final days 
very comfortable.

He is survived by his wife, Kay 
Lynn (Newlen) (fka Ingram, 
Maruca) Scyoc whom he married 
on August 28, 2010, his children, 
William F. (Anessa) Scyoc II of 
Youngstown and David M. (Jesse) 
Scyoc of Salem, grandchildren: 
Brooke (Alan) Shaffer, David M. 
Scyoc II, Peyton R. Scyoc, Ira B. 
(Buck) Scyoc, William “Billy” 
Scyoc III, Shelby (Jason) Dye and 
Sarah Scyoc and many great 
grandchildren, siblings: Eddie 
Scyoc of Salem, Earl (Linda) Scyoc 
of Lisbon, David (Debbie) Scyoc of 
Leetonia, and those back home in 
West Virginia: Olive Carl, Jim 
Scyoc, Shirley (Anthony or AD) 
Morris, Sharon (Mark Cole) Scyoc 
and Cheryl (Chris) Hillberry, with a 
host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by 2 stillborn 
brothers and his brother Benton 
who was 6 weeks old, sisters-in-
laws, Debbie Scyoc and Linda 
Scyoc, brother-in-law Paul Carl, 
and a sister Inez “Sue” Crihfield.

There will be no services held at 
this time. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral 
and Cremation Services, Salem.





Obituary
Leetonia - John Charles Simonds, 
age 85, of Leetonia, died on Friday, 
June 18, 2021, at Allay Senior Care, 
Lisbon.

He was born on April 1, 1936, in 
Salem, son of the late Charles 
"Chick" A. and Margurite Flannery 
Simonds.

John had worked as a machine 
assembler for E.W. Bliss, Salem, 
was owner and operator of Simonds 
Leather and Sporting Goods for 
numerous years and was a member 
of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 
Leetonia, where he was a 
Eucharistic Minister. He was a 
Salem Township trustee for 27 
years, a Leetonia Village 
Administrator for 3 years, and a 4th 
degree knight with the Knights of 
Columbus. John also operated 
Rainbow Lakes trout fishing and 
campgrounds with his wife, son, 
daughter and son in law.

His wife, Teresa Catherine Orincsak 
Simonds, whom he married on 
October 8, 1955, preceded him in 
death on, May 18, 2014.

John is survived by his daughter, 
Susan (Justin) Fader of Leetonia; 
son, John Mark Simonds of 
Leetonia; three grandchildren, 
Shelly (Mark) VonVital of 
Bellevue, PA, Sarah Simonds of 
Leetonia and Shauna Simonds of 
Warren; nine great grandchildren, 
Charles Frederick Jennings, 
Katherine Elizabeth Jennings, 
Daniel Simonds, Hunter Mark 
Atley Simonds, Bradley 
Christopher Simonds, Taven John 
Heckert, Vincent Dominic Simonds 
and Madelyn Divetta Simonds.

He was preceded in death by a 
grandchild, Sherry Teresa Jennings, 
two sisters, Maryann Ostgarden and 
Patricia Long and a brother, Francis 
"Frank" Simonds.

The family will receive friends on 
Friday, June 25, 2021, from 5:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Mass will be held on Saturday, June 
26, 2021, at 10:00 am, at the St. 
Patrick's Catholic Church, Leetonia, 
with Reverend Robert Edwards 
officiating.

Burial will take place at Mount 
Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.

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





Obituary
Marian L. Snavely, 94, of Canfield, 
passed away Tuesday, June 15, 
2021, at Shepherd of the Valley in 
Poland. 
Born April 9, 1927 in Lowellville, 
Ohio, Marian was the daughter of 
Edward and Helen (Maust) Lenz. 
Marian graduated from Boardman 
High School in 1945. Prior to her 
retirement, she was a Secretary for 
First Federal Savings and Loan and 
later for Canfield High School. She 
was a member of Canfield 
Presbyterian Church, where she 
taught preschool and Sunday school 
classes. More recently Marian 
attended Greenford Christian 
Church. Marian was a member of 
AARP in Canfield and the Villagers 
Dance Club. She loved life, people 
(especially children) and nature. 
She always had a smile that lit up a 
room and made anyone’s day. 
Marian is preceded in death by her 
husband Donald E. Snavely whom 
she married August 21, 1948 and 
who died May 9, 2010; her brother, 
Dick Lenz and son, Chris. 
She is survived by two children, 
Lynn Snavely of Las Cruces, NM 
and Duke (Jean) Snavely of 
Boardman; two granddaughters 
Brandi (Dave) Brown of Tulsa, OK 
and Gina (Ethan) Parks of 
Columbiana; four great-
grandchildren, Addison, Cason and 
Colton Brown and Calliana Parks; 
several nieces and one nephew; 
sister Jean Conrad of New 
Springfield and sister-in-law, Vel 
Lenz of Reedsville, PA. Also, three 
special young men, Dean, Daniel 
and Drake Gray and many other 
special people too many to list. 
Family and friends may call Friday, 
June 25th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at 
Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Chapel. A short service will be held 
immediately following at 7:00. For 
those that cannot attend services, 
live streaming of the service may be 
viewed on Marian’s tribute wall at 
lanefuneralhomes.com. Marian will 
be laid to rest at Belmont Park 
Cemetery. 
In lieu of a memorial, and in 
memory of Marian, she asks that 
you go do something you enjoy or 
have always wanted to do. Live 
Life!





Obituary
Alfred Channon Mullett, 95 of 
North Jackson, passed away 
Monday morning, June 21, 2021, at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital. Alfred was 
born on February 16, 1926, in 
Niles, the son of Alfred and Annie 
(Brown) Mullett. He was a graduate 
of Niles McKinley High School, 
class of 1944. He worked as an 
electrician at the Stevens Metal 
Division of Republic Steel until 
1963 at which time he went to work 
for Packard Electric in Warren, 
where he retired as an electrical 
engineer in 1991. He was a member 
of Ellsworth Community Church 
where he served as a trustee for 
many years. In 1948 he became a 
member of the Niles Mahoning 
Lodge #394 of the Masons, which 
is now the Niles William McKinley 
Lodge. For many years he bowled 
in the Sportsman League at the old 
Canfield Colonial Lanes. Alfred 
loved to fish and later in life 
became a bird watcher and a 
squirrel enthusiast. He also loved 
gardening and was so proud of his 
tomatoes, his dahlias, and his 
beautiful hanging baskets. Alfred 
was always his grandchildren’s 
biggest fan, watching them play 
baseball, basketball, volleyball, and 
hockey. He will be remembered for 
his kindness to everyone he met and 
for his wonderful smile. He was the 
most loving husband, father, and 
grandfather. As his high school 
yearbook described him- “His only 
fault is he has no faults.” He is 
survived by his wife Wanda (Sallaz) 
Mullett, whom he married on May 
27, 1950, and recently celebrated 
their 71st wedding anniversary. He 
also leaves his loving 
family/extended family of two 
daughters; Debra (Fred) Juillerat of 
Hubbard, and Linda (Michael) 
Nicholson of Boardman, seven 
grandchildren, Nicole (Jeremy) 
Porter, and John (Lisa) Phillips both 
of Hubbard, Tiffany Palumbo of 
Youngstown, Adam (Katherine) 
Palumbo of Pittsburgh, Melissa 
Burky of Charleston, SC, Michael 
(Jen) Nicholson and Matthew 
(Terra) Nicholson, as well as nine 
great grandchildren; Carson and 
Jordan Porter, Michael, Ryan, Ellie, 
Megan, Matthew, Gianna, and 
Anthony Nicholson. Alfred was 
preceded in death by his parents, 
Alfred and Annie (Brown) Mullett, 
his sister Katherine (Mullett) 
Rufener, two brothers in law, 
Ferdinand Sallaz and Wilmer 
Rufener, and his beloved dog 
Cricket. Friends may call from 12 
noon until 1 PM Thursday at the 
Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel where services will take 
place at 1 PM.





Obituary
Heidemarie Dressel, age 78, of 
Columbiana, died on Friday, June 
18, 2021 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born on February 25, 1943, 
in Wiesbaden Germany, daughter of 
the late Erwin and Elfriede 
Muschiol Volland.

Heidi was a Homemaker and later 
in life worker at Parkside Health 
Care Center and Das Dutch Haus 
Bakery. She attended Paradise 
Church, Canfield. Heidi loved to 
travel, especially home to Germany 
and throughout Europe. She 
enjoyed reading, shopping and 
spending time with her family.

Heidi is survived by her husband, 
Richard O. Dressel, whom she 
married on October 6, 1964;

two daughters, Corina (Steve) 
Wellman of Columbiana and Janet 
(Ed) Slagle of Leetonia; two 
brothers, Norbert (Edith) Volland 
and Gunter (Christine) Volland both 
of Weisbaden Germany. She was a 
beloved oma to six grandchildren, 
Jerrid Kotsch, Nicole (Tim) 
McFarland, Shane (Jennifer) 
Wellman, Tim Slagle, Nikki Slagle, 
and Vance Slagle along with ten 
great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three 
sisters, Ilse Winter, Edith Kalabach, 
Gerda Bibo and a granddaughter-in-
law, Amanda Slagle.

The family will receive friends on 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana and from 10:00 am – 
11:00 am on Thursday prior to the 
service at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on 
Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 11:00 
am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Ben Cope officiating.

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










Obituary
Charles Philipp “Skip” Wirsching, 
Jr., 85, of River Forest, Illinois, 
passed away Wednesday, June 16, 
2021, at his home. He was born 
October 26, 1935, in Chicago, 
Illinois, son of the late Charles 
Philipp and Mamie (York) 
Wirsching. He was the grandson of 
Philipp Wirsching, founder of the 
Wirsching Organ Company, 
established in 1887 in Salem, Ohio.

Charles was a 1957 graduate of the 
University of North Carolina. He 
was a stockbroker and vice-
president of Paine Webber, Jackson 
& Curtis. Charles was a member of 
the NYSE and a member of the 
John Nuveen & Company Advisory 
Council in the in the field of tax-
exempt securities. He was listed in 
the Marquis Who’s Who in 
America for many years.

Charles was preceded in death by 
his wife, Beverly in 2013.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021, at 
First United Methodist Church in 
Salem with Pastor Steve Sullivan 
officiating. Please abide by CDC 
guidelines. Entombment will be in 
the Wirsching Family Mausoleum 
in 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, Salem.

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





Obituary
Anna “Jean” Cowan, 94, of Salem, 
passed away peacefully, at 11:30 
a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021, at the 
Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center. She was born 
August 28, 1926, in Cowen, WV, 
daughter of the late Harry F. and 
Ollie M. (Cutter) Blake.

Jean was a member of the Salem 
First United Methodist Church. She 
enjoyed many years of traveling, 
RV camping, and Bluegrass music 
festivals with family and friends.

Jean is survived by her husband of 
74 years, Donald L. Cowan, whom 
she married June 4, 1947; 
daughters, Terry (Clayton) Webb of 
Webster Springs, WV, and Vicki 
Cowan of Salem; a son Andy 
(Cindy) Cowan of Hanoverton; 
granddaughters, Celeste Webb 
Barber and Niki Webb; and great 
grandchildren, Adam, Clay, and 
Kate Barber.

Besides her parents she was also 
preceded in death by four sisters 
and a brother.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 
a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be held from 10:00 
to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. 
Please abide by CDC guidelines. 
Burial will be 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, Salem.

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





Obituary

Alliance:
Diana Edwards, age 65, of Alliance 
went home to be with the Lord on 
Sunday, June, 20, 2021. She is 
survived by her son; Zachary 
Edwards, sisters; Shirley Leishman, 
Patty Vankirk, Lora (Mike) Lacher, 
and brother; Roger (Jeannie) 
Leishman, as well as many nieces, 
nephews, extended family, and 
friends. She was preceded in death 
by her parents; Robert and Mabel 
Leishman, two brothers; Billy and 
Larry Leishman. Diana was a hard 
worker and dedicated many years of 
her life taking care of others 
working as an STNA. She loved 
spending time outside enjoying the 
sunshine and tending to her flowers. 
Everyone will remember her 
precious smile, laugh, and her 
generous personality. She will be 
deeply missed! Per Diana and her 
family's wishes no public services 
will be held. Friends and family 
may share their online condolences 
at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Joseph A. Wright, age 60, of 
Homeworth, passed away on June 
19, 2021.

 He was born on January 15, 1961 
in Clare County, MI to Wayne and 
Laurine (Edwards) Wright. 

  Joseph enjoyed working in the oil 
field for the majority of his life, 
most recently holding his dream job 
of Drilling Consultant for 
Chesapeake Energy. He was a 
member of First Brethren Church in 
North Georgetown and Homeworth 
Masonic Lodge #499. Joseph 
enjoyed woodworking and loved 
riding his Harley Davidson 
motorcycle.

   Those left to cherish his memory 
are his mother; his wife, Elisabeth 
(Sweely) Wright whom he married 
on August 20, 1983; his children, 
Jacqueline (David) Moore, Teresa 
(Eric) Hoffmeyer and honorary 
daughter, Dottie (Charles) Beverly; 
several grandchildren, nieces and 
nephews; one sister; and four 
brothers.

  He was preceded in death by his 
father and a son, Leland.

  A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Thursday, June 24th at 
7:00 p.m. with a visitation 3 hours 
prior.

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

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

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





Obituary
Maria Vasu, age 80, of Alliance, 
died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday June 20, 
2021.

She was born November 16, 1940 
in Arpasu De Jos, Romania, to 
Gheorghe and Eufrosina Vasu.

Maria worked as bartender at the 
Arpas Restaurant and at the local 
Collective farm before relocating to 
USA (April 15th, 1995) where she 
worked in housekeeping at Comfort 
Inn and Villa Maria in Alliance. She 
was a member of St. Nicholas 
Romanian Orthodox Church, was a 
devoted Christian, a helpful friend, 
and was always thanking GOD for 
her family’s accomplishments, 
saying  “E BINE DESTUL” (It’s 
good enough). She enjoyed 
gardening, friends and her family, 
whom she proudly served as their 
matriarch (MATCA). Maria loved 
the “American life”.

Maria is survived by her daughter, 
Maria Vasu of Alliance; son, 
George (Geni) Vasu of Alliance; 
four grandchildren, Liviu 
(Nicoleta), Dumitru, Adrian, 
Cristian; one great granddaughter, 
Olivia; one brother, Nicolae 
(Sinuca) of Brasov Romania; sister 
in law, Torita of Arpas Romania; 
one niece and multiple nephews.

Preceding her in death were her 
parents; her husband, Vasile, whom 
she married on May 26, 1957; and 
brothers, Vasile and Gheorghe.

A funeral service will be held at 
11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 
2021, at St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church (1621 S. Sawburg 
Rd., Alliance, Ohio) officiated by 
the Rev. Fr. Pantelimon Stanciu. 
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 
p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 at St. 
Nicholas Romanian Orthodox 
Church with a Saracusta service to 
be held at 7:30 p.m. Interment will 
be at Mount Union Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Victoria "Vicki" Lynn 
VanFossan, age 69, lifelong resident 
of Columbiana, went home to be 
with the Lord on Monday, June 14, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.

She was born on December 21, 
1951, in Salem, daughter of the late 
Robert and Sylvia Heder 
VanFossan.

Vicki worked in the business office 
at Salem Regional Medical Center 
and retired after 38 years. She was 
also a member of the Jerusalem 
Lutheran Church, Columbiana. 
Vicki enjoyed quilting, crocheting, 
and making special gifts for her 
family and friends whom she loved 
dearly.

She was preceded in death by her 
sister, Connie Lee Burns, whom left 
her children to their care.

Vicki is survived by her sister, 
Robin Sue VanFossan of 
Columbiana; her three honorary 
children whom she raised and cared 
for after they lost their parents; 
Tammy (Bill) Burns Schimpf of 
Cuyahoga Falls, Rob Burns of Port 
Richey, FL, and Steve (Becky) 
Burns of Cuyahoga Falls; her eight 
honorary grandchildren, Breunna 
(Pete), Autumn (Fiancé, Cameron), 
Cody (Kim), Adam, Nikki (Fiancé, 
Kevin), Curtis, Zach, and Ryan and 
her two honorary great 
grandchildren, Adaline and Noctis.

The family will receive family and 
friends on Monday, June 21, 2021, 
from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana and again on 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 10:00 
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral 
home.

Services will be held on Tuesday, 
June 22, 2021, at 11:00 am at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Dailey officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park, Boardman.

Memorial donations in memory of 
Vicki may be made to an animal 
charity of the donor’s choice.

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Harold E. Brubaker, 
age 87, of Columbiana, died on 
Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Windsor 
House at Parkside Health Care 
Center, Columbiana.

He was born on December 24, 
1933, in Leetonia, OH, son of the 
late Harvey and Sara Schaeffer 
Brubaker.

Harold worked as a machinist with 
NRM for 38 Years and operated 
Brubaker and Sons and was a 1951 
graduate of Fairfield High School. 
He was a Past member of the 
Columbiana Allan Lodge #276 
F&AM and he was well known for 
his annual antique tractor parties. 
Harold enjoyed tractors, everything 
from antiques to tractor pulls and 
especially John Deere.

His wife, Darlene Ball Brubaker, 
whom he married in June of 1999, 
preceded him in death on, January 
28, 2018.

Harold is survived by a daughter, 
Christy Baker of Salineville; a son, 
Dwight Graham of Columbiana, 
and a sister, Lois Pittock of 
Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by a son, 
Dwain Graham and a brother, 
Robert L. Brubaker.

The family will receive friends on 
Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 5:00 
pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Services will be held on Thursday, 
June 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place at Midway 
Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana.

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





Obituary
New Waterford - Brenda Sue May 
Condon, age 61, of New Waterford, 
passed away on Saturday, June 19, 
2021, at 11:50 a.m., due to cancer, 
at her home in New Waterford.

She was born on April 7, 1960, in 
Salem, OH, daughter of Charles and 
Scherry Shaw May, Sr.

Brenda worked at Sparkle Market 
and retired after 20 years of service. 
She was a loving grandmother who 
enjoyed spending time with her 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.

Brenda is survived by her six 
children, Niki Condon, Darla 
DeCapio, Marc Condon, Virgina 
Beckett, Mike Condon and Brandy 
Condon; her father, Charles R. May, 
Sr.; four siblings, Amy Papania, 
Charles “Bud” R. May, Jr., Clarence 
“Butch” A. May and Scherry L. 
May II and her fiancé Lionel 
“Lonnie” Dickey; seventeen 
grandchildren and 2 great 
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 
mother, Scherry Lee May, a 
daughter Georgia Lynn who passed 
before birth; a grandson Xavior 
Michael Cox and her husband, 
Damien Condon.

A Celebration of life service held at 
a later date.

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

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





Obituary
Heidemarie Dressel, age 78, of 
Columbiana, died on Friday, June 
18, 2021 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born on February 25, 1943, 
in Wiesbaden Germany, daughter of 
the late Erwin and Elfriede 
Muschiol Volland.

Heidi was a Homemaker and later 
in life worker at Parkside Health 
Care Center and Das Dutch Haus 
Bakery. She attended Paradise 
Church, Canfield. Heidi loved to 
travel, especially home to Germany 
and throughout Europe. She 
enjoyed reading, shopping and 
spending time with her family.

Heidi is survived by her husband, 
Richard O. Dressel, whom she 
married on October 6, 1964;

two daughters, Corina (Steve) 
Wellman of Columbiana and Janet 
(Ed) Slagle of Leetonia; two 
brothers, Norbert (Edith) Volland 
and Gunter (Christine) Volland both 
of Weisbaden Germany. She was a 
beloved oma to six grandchildren, 
Jerrid Kotsch, Nicole (Tim) 
McFarland, Shane (Jennifer) 
Wellman, Tim Slagle, Nikki Slagle, 
and Vance Slagle along with ten 
great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three 
sisters, Ilse Winter, Edith 
Kahlaberg, Gerda Bibo and a 
granddaughter-in-law, Amanda 
Slagle.

The family will receive friends on 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana and from 10:00 am – 
11:00 am on Thursday prior to the 
service at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on 
Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 11:00 
am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Ben Cope officiating.

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





Obituary
LISBON - Surrounded by his 
family, Patrick Lee Bobby, 65, State 
Route 45, died Friday, June 18, 
2021 at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center in Youngstown following a 
brief illness.

The son of the late Robert P. and 
Mary Kathleen (“Casey”) Murphy 
Bobby, Pat was born Jan. 23, 1956 
in Youngstown and had lived in 
Columbiana County his entire 
lifetime, growing up in the Bobbys' 
Lower Elkton Road home outside 
Lisbon where he, his siblings and 
neighborhood kids spent many 
hours swimming, ice skating and 
enjoying his mom's homemade 
pizza.

Pat was the son every parent hoped 
to have: obedient, attentive, caring, 
helpful and loving to not only his 
mom and dad but to his siblings, 
aunts and uncles as they have aged 
and encountered illnesses and 
infirmities.

He was raised in the Catholic faith 
and was a 1975 graduate of Beaver 
Local High School where he was a 
wrestler. Pat retired as a truck 
driver, having previously worked 
for Bel-Terr China Company and 
Columbiana Foundry.

Anyone who ever knew Pat used 
the words "nice" and "a good guy" 
to describe him his entire life. He 
treated everyone with kindness and 
decency, always with a big smile on 
his face and a twinkle in his 
turquoise-colored eyes. He loved 
camping and was well known to his 
fellow campers at the Salem/Lisbon 
KOA in Winona, where he had a 
permanent camp site.

Pat is survived by his wife, Nancy 
Weikart Bobby, whom he married 
May 29,1999; four sons, Patrick 
Michael (Patty) Bobby of East 
Liverpool, Christopher (Sara) 
Bobby of Columbus, Rian (Randi) 
Bobby of Washingtonville, and 
Billy DeCarlo of Hubbard; his 
stepchildren, Stefanne Bryan of 
Salem and Michael Bryan of 
Leetonia;  a brother, Peter (Janet) 
Bobby of Salem;  and two sisters, 
Mary Kay (Walt) Tunnat of 
Franklin Square and Florence 
Eileen Bobby of Columbiana.

Also left to cherish his memory are 
his grandchildren, Logan Michael 
Bobby, Casey James Bobby, 
Kaydon Lee Bobby, Noah Bobby, 
Brenden Bobby, Isabel Bluntschly, 
Piper Bluntschly, Korina DeCarlo, 
Isabella DeCarlo, Taylor Bryan, 
Jacob Bryan, Sabrina (Austyn) 
Wolford and Aaron (Britt) Wolford; 
and great-grandchildren, Carson 
Wolford, Bentley DeNoon and 
Kinsley Schueller; as well as 
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, 
aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 
p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Leetonia with Pastor Kari Lankford 
officiating.  Friends may call at the 
funeral home from 5-7 p.m. 
Wednesday.

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





Obituary
Niles – Randy L. Burkhart, 63, 
passed away Tuesday evening, June 
15, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center in Youngstown. 
Randy was born on July 6, 1957 in 
Sharon, PA a son of the late Howard 
and Sarah Burkhart. 
He worked as and Crane Operator 
and Foremen at Mercer Company in 
Sharon until he retired in 2005. 
Randy will be deeply missed by his 
loving wife, Debra Burkhart, whom 
he married on December 17, 1976; 
sons, Shawn and Justin Burkhart; 
five grandchildren; three brothers; 
and two sisters. 
He was preceded in death by his 
parents. 
Family and friends may visit from 
5-7:00PM on Friday June 18, 2021 
at Lane Family Funeral Homes 
Madasz Chapel, located at 6923 
Warren Sharon Road in Brookfield. 
Memorial contributions can made 
in Randy’s memory to the National 
Multiple Sclerosis Society by 
visiting 
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/
Donate. 
Family and friends may send their 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Robert Clyde Knapp, 77, passed 
away on June 15, 2021, at the 
Cleveland Clinic in the company of 
his family. Bob was born on May 
22, 1944, in Havre de Grace, 
Maryland, the son of Raymond and 
Twila (Orr) Knapp. A 1964 
graduate of Jackson Milton High 
School, Bob served his country in 
the First Infantry Division of the 
United States Army in Vietnam and 
later joined Ellsworth VFW Post 
9571 and American Legion Post 
888. On March 28, 1967, he was 
united in matrimony to Martha Jane 
King, with whom he shared 54 
years of dedicated marriage after 
dating and playing together in the 
band since the 5th grade. Bob and 
Jane Knapp were long time 
members of the First Federated 
Church in North Jackson and more 
recently attended Lordstown 
Christian Church. They enjoyed 
singing together in community 
choruses. Bob, or “Red” as he was 
known, was employed by 
McDonald Steel as a 
fabricator/fitter/welder, retiring in 
2014. He loved gardening, hunting 
and fishing and was a life member 
of the Lake Milton Fish and Game 
Club, where he served as a hunter 
safety instructor for 40 years. Bob 
was also a car buff and attended the 
Indianapolis 500 every year he 
could since 1964. But being of 
service to others and creating smiles 
with cards, flowers, and gifts of his 
own design were the activities for 
which he lived. He will be dearly 
missed by his wife Jane; sons 
Robert Daniel (Shannon) Knapp, 
Jason Dwight Knapp and Randall 
Ernest (Jeanette) Knapp; 
grandchildren Logan, Jayden, 
Fisher, Callaghan, Sawyer and 
Emma; and a large extended family 
of in-laws and friends. He was 
preceded in death by his parents. 
The family will receive friends on 
Monday, June 21, 2021, from 10:00 
– 12:00 at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel, with a funeral 
service to be held at 12:00. Burial 
will follow at North Jackson 
Cemetery with military honors. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
that memorial contributions be 
directed to the Bob Knapp 
Memorial Fund 
https://gofund.me/1d37548a , which 
will be directed to the Antonine 
Village for memory care activities 
or to the Lake Milton Fish and 
Game Club for youth activities 
according to your designation. 
Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
express condolences to the family.





Obituary
Beverly Jean (Kaurich) Stillion, 81, 
of Sebring passed away at Mercy 
Medical Center in Canton on 
Friday, June 18, 2021. Beverly was 
born on November 24, 1939 to the 
late Frank and Betty (Bednarek) 
Kaurich Jr. in Dillonvale, Ohio. 
Beverly enjoyed spending time with 
her family any time she could and 
meeting new people. Everybody she 
met became her friend. Beverly had 
a huge heart which she showed in 
helping anyone who needed it. 
Beverly's life was devoted to loving 
her family and raising of her 
children. She also enjoyed the time 
she spent with her grandchildren 
and great grandchildren, loving 
them with all she had. Aside from 
spending as much time with her 
children as she could, Beverly 
enjoyed gardening, her dogs and 
attending garage sales. She will be 
dearly missed by all who knew her.

Beverly is survived by her children 
Franklin (Marsha) Stillion, Keith 
(Dawn) Stillion, Tammy (Earl) 
Eckert, and Pat (Valerie) Stillion; 
brothers Daryl (Cindy) Kaurich and 
Greg Kaurich; grandchildren Holly, 
Joshua, Christopher, Jessica, Tyler, 
Andrea, Justin, Nikki, Kevin, Ryan, 
Melinda, Douglas, Crystal and 
Jessica and 16 great-grandchildren. 
Besides her parents Beverly was 
preceded in death by three children 
Harold, Ricky and Teri Allen and 
two brothers Jack and Lonnie.

A funeral service will be held on 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home at 
7:00 PM with Pastor Josh DeVore 
officiating. Friends and family will 
be received two hours prior to the 
service from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 
the funeral home. You may sign the 
guest register and view the obituary 
online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel, 330-938-2526.





Obituary
  Frank M. Webb, age 60, of 
Alliance passed away on June 17, 
2021.

 He was born on March 7, 1961 in 
Alliance to Frank and Shirley 
(Ruff) Webb. 

  Frank graduated from Marlington 
High School in 1980 and was 
employed at Sancap for 30 years. 
He was a Lifetime Member of St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church and was an 
avid bowler.

   Those left to cherish his memory 
are his brothers, Jerry, Craig and 
Jeffrey (Norita) Webb; his nephews, 
Austin (Lindsey) Webb and Jarrod 
(Katherine) Webb; great-niece, 
Delaney M. Webb; and Aunt Karen 
(John) Wolfe.

  He was preceded in death by his 
parents.

  A joint service honoring Frank and 
his mother, Shirley Webb, will be 
held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 
on Saturday, July 17th at 11:00 a.m. 
with a visitation one hour prior.

  In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions can be made to St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3295 S 
Union Ave, Alliance, OH 44601 or 
Marlington High School Alumni 
Association, P.O. Box 6001, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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





Obituary
Dorothy A. (Phillips) Ney, 95, 
passed away on June 10, 2021, at 
12:57pm with her family 
surrounding her.  She lived and 
raised her children in Alliance, but 
was born in New Castle, PA to 
Zorka “Rose” (Rogish) Phillips and 
Thomas Theodore “Teddy” Phillips 
on July 21, 1925. 

Her formative years in Aliquippa, 
PA gave her a respect for the steel 
industry, skilled workmanship and 
the broad cultural diversity of the 
immigrants who lived and worked 
there.  We were raised embracing 
mom’s Serbian roots, eating that 
amazing food, and laughing with 
our grandmother and Grandaddy 
John (John Lukac, Mom’s stepdad), 
her sister (Evelyn Malbasa), 
cousins, aunts, and uncles!   We can 
still smell the butter, garlic, sarma, 
gra i kupus, pita, kolac, apple and 
cherry pies!  We were a fortunate 
family because our life was so full 
of love, smells, conversation, and 
Aunt Evie and Rosalie’s laughter! 
There was a strong sense of family 
centered around independent, 
expressive women, and many 
simple events with big life impact! 

Mom was a life-long dancer, and 
her love for different types of dance 
started with her exposure to kolas 
and polkas at the Serbian Club in 
Aliquippa.  Later she and our father 
met at a dance in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Legend has it that he had seen her 
in her nurse’s uniform at Wade 
Drug beforehand, and unbeknownst 
to her, planned to attend the nurse’s 
dance to meet her.  And she, 
unbeknownst to him, had taken 
certain notice of that dark-haired, 
handsome, tall drink-of-water in the 
doorway when he made his 
entrance!  They danced themselves 
right into 58 years of marriage, 6 
children, 13 grandchildren and 3 
great-grandchildren.  We think all 
that moxie in Mom, that rhythm in 
her feet, that indomitable spirit gave 
her the strength to live fully right up 
to the last beautiful breath.  If all of 
us could be so lucky to live as she 
did.

Mom was a homemaker 
extraordinaire, creating warm, 
comforting spaces for her family, 
feeding us delicious homemade 
meals, making international foods 
and entertaining friends and family.  
Mom was an RN, receiving that 
degree in 1947 from St. Francis 
School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, 
PA, briefly working as a staff nurse, 
in men’s medicine, in obstetrics 
from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to 
Alliance. Her love of the human 
body gave us a perspective of self-
care and attention to health and 
wellness.  "Clean your plate! Eat 
foods from nature, move your 
body!"  She had many years as an 
active member and President of the 
League of Women Voters, (a 
constant in our lives as children) 
protecting the rights of women and, 
more broadly, voting rights for all 
people.  She spent a few years 
(1971-1974) as a diet instructor for 
the Conway Diet Institute, lecturing 
locally to help support women’s 
weight loss.

Our beautiful mom had an eye for 
fashion; indeed, she was a fashion 
maven and widely known for her 
glamour, flair, and individuality.  
Her unique sense of style was 
formed as a child and a teenager. 
She was raised by a single mom in 
a mixed-race neighborhood, and 
witnessed elegant women of color 
parade feathers, sequins, and furs 
with high-heeled T-strap shoes, 
across the street from her mother’s 
store. They were “dressed to the 
nines,” mom would say when she 
described what she saw. We are sure 
she was influenced by them because 
late into her eighties, our mom 
would wear a turquoise raccoon fur 
coat, over a leotard, sporting red-
suede high-heeled booties to a Yoga 
class (people still comment on 
that!).  She “overdressed” for 
almost every occasion; it was often 
what defined her as a woman, 
revealing her sense of fun and 
adventure.

Dorothy, or “Dottie” as she was 
affectionately called by friends and 
family members suffered a stroke 
on March 26, 2020, yet she 
persisted.  Although the stroke left 
our mom with exceedingly difficult 
problems, much of the vibrant, 
thoughtful woman she had been 
shone through.  Fortunately, her 
children were able to commune 
with her throughout 2020 and until 
her passage to the world of Spirit 
just days ago. 

Many thanks to all of you in 
Alliance, who so kindly have said 
many thoughtful and loving things 
to us over the years and currently 
about our mom.  She is loved, she is 
missed…we are grateful.

She will be remembered and deeply 
missed by her 6 children, Drew, 
Dominique, Michael, Dorsey, 
Leslie, and Vici, and their present 
and former spouses and significant 
others, Cheryl Ney, Micky 
Manolescu, Tim Nero, Lynn Ney, 
Hera Ney, Gilbert Foster, Steve 
George, Anthony Kindler, Patrick 
O'Neill, and Jim Green.  Her loving 
grandchildren (and former spouses 
and significant others) are Casey 
Bronzovic, Marshall Ney, Alissa 
Manolescu (Joel Crow), Kristina 
Manolescu (Michael Edwards), 
Emily Manolescu (Doug Pirie), 
Adara Ney (James Harper), 
Michelle Ney (Rylan Kortus), 
Melissa Ney, Richard Kindler 
(Tamara Carpenter, Jackie Picone), 
Alex Kindler (Abby Kindler), 
Cimarron Ney-George (Phillip 
Allen), Nathan O’Neill and Liam 
O'Neill.  Dottie’s beautiful legacy 
continues with great grandchildren 
Keagan Kindler, Audrey Kindler, 
and Aiden Kindler.

Dorothy is also survived by brother 
Jan Lukac, first cousins Boyd 
Rogish, Helen Rogish, Willabeth 
Brown, Callie (Brown) England, 
Ernestine (Denkovich) Kroskey, 
Mildred (Denkovich) Frye, Rosalie 
(Turkall) Cosentino, Karen 
Johnson, Kim (Johnson) Murray, 
Cookie and Melva Loverich (wives 
of beloved deceased Loverich 
cousins), and all descendants, 
including Karen (Cyanovich) Faris, 
and Don Mraovich.  Apologies if 
we have omitted anyone in our 
large extended family! Pre-
deceased by Andrew Victor Ney 
(husband), Evelyn Malbasa (sister), 
her parents, Victori’s former spouse 
(William Ribeiro), many cousins, 
aunts, and uncles.

Funeral services were held privately 
for family members. The family is 
planning a memorial in her honor 
for later this year.

Mom’s incredible generosity 
extended to all her family and 
beyond. Both she and our dad were 
avid supporters of education, the 
arts, community organizations and 
environmental efforts.  They gave 
generously to the historic and 
beautiful B.F. Jones Memorial 
Library in Mom’s beloved 
Aliquippa. If you wish to donate in 
Mom’s name, please consider these 
two funds: Marlington Alumni 
Association, by mailing a donation 
to P.O. Box 2006, Alliance, Ohio 
44601, or B.F. Jones Memorial 
Library, by mailing a donation to 
663 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa, PA 
15001, attention: Ann Andrews, 
Library Director.

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





Betty Higgins-Smith, 86, of 
Alliance, went home to be with the 
Lord on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 
7:15 a.m. with her family by her 
side. 
Born on August 11, 1934 in 
Pittsfield, Michigan to Leo and 
Cleoda Mae (Villars) Evers, she 
lived in Alliance most of her life. 
Betty attended Alliance First 
Assembly of God Church where she 
was a member of the Sonshiner’s 
Group. 
She was employed in the deli at 
Thorne's Super Duper in Alliance 
for many years. 
Betty enjoyed music and singing at 
church. She also enjoyed baking 
and decorating cakes. She 
especially loved spending time with 
her family. 
Survivors include her two sons, 
Michael (Val) Higgins of Alliance 
and Mark (Tracy) Higgins of 
Sebring; two daughters, Donna 
Schlarb-Herderick of Alliance and 
Lynette (David) Kester of Beloit; 
twelve grandchildren, Stacy (Lucas) 
Bettis, Jeremy (Jill) Schlarb, 
Matthew (Erin) Schlarb, Brandon 
(Rachel) French, Michael Higgins 
Jr., Abby Schlarb, Anthony (Katie) 
Higgins, David Kester, Caleb 
Higgins, Elisabeth Higgins, Gabriel 
Higgins and Isabella Higgins; 
fourteen great-grandchildren, Jakob 
Krug, Wyatt Bettis, Kali Bettis, Ben 
Schlarb, Drew Schlarb, Faith 
Schlarb, Adam Schlarb, Ian 
Schlarb, Anna Schlarb, Brandon 
French, Jr., Logan French, Morgan 
French, Madison French and 
Cayden Higgins; and several nieces 
and nephews. 
Preceding her in death was her 
husband, Glenn S. Higgins; her 
second husband, James H. Smith; 
her father, Leo Evers; her mother, 
Cleoda Mae Evers-Moulin; step-
father, Arthur C. Moulin; son-in-
law, Ron A. Herderick; a brother, 
Vernon L. Evers; and a niece, 
Elizabeth Evers. 
The family will receive friends on 
Monday, June 21, 2021 from 12:00 
- 1:00 pm at Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home. Her 
Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 
pm with Jonathan Dickenson, of 
Warren First Assembly of God, 
officiating. Burial will immediately 
follow at Highland Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are 
suggested to Aultman Alliance 
Hospice 2461 W. State St., Suite E 
Alliance, OH 44601. 
You are invited to view Betty's 
tribute wall, offer condolences and 
share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by the Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.





Obituary
Irene M. Dickerson, age 82, of 
Massillon passed away on June 17, 
2021.

 She was born on August 3, 1938 in 
Dilliner, PA to Addison and Nora 
(Marshall) Campbell. 

  Irene graduated from Alliance 
High School in 1956. She then 
attended Cosmetology school. Irene 
worked for Belair Care Center for 
15 years, until her retirement. She 
was a member of the Alliance 
Senior Center and the Line Dancing 
Group there. Irene enjoyed 
spending time with her friends.

   Those left to cherish her memory 
are her sons, Frank Lewis (Chey) 
Schubert and Leonard (Terri) 
Schubert; grandchildren, Briana 
(Kristian) Hager and Sebastion 
Schubert; and sister, Helen J. Ward.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; sister, Deloris; brothers, 
Addison Campbell Jr. and Herbert 
Campbell; and step-father, Oscar 
“Pap” Reynolds.

 A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Tuesday, June 22nd at 
1:00 p.m. with a visitation two 
hours prior.

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





Obituary
Cortland – Patricia L. Germadnik, 
68, passed away peacefully on 
Monday June 14, 2021, at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. 
Patty was born on April 13, 1953, 
in Sharon, PA the daughter of the 
late John and Kathryn (Madasz) 
Germadnik. 
Patty was a member of the 
Wheatland American Legion Post 
432 and of the Cortland Moose 
Lodge 1012. 
Patty loved playing cards, 
especially euchre and phase 10, and 
going out to eat occasionally with 
her friends. She adored all her 
nieces and nephews and loved 
spending as much time with them 
as she could. They meant the world 
to her. 
Patty will be dearly missed by her 
sister Kathy (Charles) Gaylog; her 
nieces and nephews Michelle 
Sargent, Katherine (Tom) Green, 
Nick (Kim) Gaylog, Jon Erik 
Germadnik, Christopher 
Germadnik, and Amy (George) 
Welton; her great nieces and 
nephews; her great-great nieces and 
nephews; and many other family 
and friends. 
Patty is preceded in death by her 
parents; her brother John Gerald 
Germadnik; and both her paternal 
and maternal grandparents. 
A memorial service for Patty will 
be held on Thursday June 24, 2021, 
at 6:00 PM at Mecca Community 
Church, 5920 Phillips Rice Rd., 
Cortland, OH 44410. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to Mecca 
Community Church. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Patty at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Masury – March 4, 1943: a very 
special date. That is the birthdate of 
a very special person. Louis James 
Saloom born to Asma & Thomas 
Saloom 78 years ago. Louis passed 
away Wednesday, June 16th 
surrounded by scores of friends and 
family. 
Popular and liked by everyone, he 
graduated from Brookfield High 
School in 1961 and earned his 
degree in education from 
Youngstown State University and 
his masters degree from 
Westminster College. 
He enjoyed a career in education 
both teaching and administration. 
Louis loved all forms of sports, 
golf, Sharon Speedway Racing, and 
was a top-flight water-skiing 
participant. He enjoyed vacationing 
in Beirut Lebanon and Florida. 
He married his college sweetheart, 
Janalyn Schultz, of Liberty in 1968 
enjoying 52 years and raised two 
children Chris and Craig (Darcy). 
Other family members include 
grandson, Cole; brother Emil 
(Doris); sisters-in-law Georgette 
and Phyliss; Aunt Violette Sliman; 
plus, many nephews and nieces. 
In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by brothers, 
Joseph and Edward. 
Visitation will be held from 
11:00AM to 1:00PM Saturday June 
19, 2021, at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Madasz Chapel, located at 
6923 Warren Sharon Road in 
Brookfield. Funeral services will be 
held immediately following calling 
hours at the funeral home. 
In place of flowers, the family 
suggests donations to Hospice MVI 
of Youngstown and to the Diabetes 
Foundation. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Edward James Jacobs, 85 of 
Canfield died early Sunday 
morning at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Youngstown. Edward was 
born November 29, 1935 in 
Franklin, PA, a son of the late 
Philip and Cleo (Hayes) Jacobs and 
came to this area as a child. He 
attended Boardman High School 
and served in the U. S. Army. 
Edward was a landscaper and 
owned and operated the Ed Jacobs 
Landscaping Company for over 25 
years. He then worked for CBS 
Topsoil until he retired in 2010. He 
was a member of the Fraternal 
Order of Eagles #3298 and enjoyed 
trips to the casino. He leaves his 
wife, the former Patricia A. Karns, 
whom he married January 29, 1958; 
a son Mark (Tricia) Jacobs of 
Boardman; two grandchildren, 
Gwendolyn and Kelliann and a 
great-granddaughter, Blake 
Elizabeth. He also leaves sisters-in-
law and brothers-in-law, Patricia M. 
Jacobs of Georgia, June Marie 
(Francis) Nolasco, Sr. of Boardman, 
James (Janet) Thompson of Arizona 
and Ralph Karns of Turtle Creek. 
Besides his parents, Edward was 
preceded in death by a brother, Carl 
E. Jacobs. Friends may call on 
Thursday from 5:00 pm until 6:30 
p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel followed by a 
memorial service at 6:30 pm. 
Friends and family may view this 
obituary and give their condolences 
at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Fred Geoffrey Fenske, 
died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 
with his loving family by his side. 
He was born February 1, 1946, in 
McHenry, Illinois, a son of the late 
Fred P. and Doris (Kutten) Fenske.

Fred was a 1963 graduate of Salem 
High School. He went on to major 
in Broadcast Journalism at Ohio 
University. Fred worked at Stearns 
& Foster prior to becoming 
President, CEO and co-owner with 
his wife, Susan, of Adams 
Chemical and Supply in Salem for 
32 years.

Some of his joys were boating in 
Port Clinton, golfing, Sunday 
family dinners and cheering on his 
grandkids at their sporting events. 
Fred was a longtime member of 
The Salem Elks #305 and The 
Independent Hose Club. He always 
looked forward to spending time 
with his “brothers.” He was also a 
member of the Salem Golf Club.

His beloved wife of 40 years, Susan 
Patricia (Burns) Fenske, whom he 
married April 25, 1981, preceded 
him in death along with his parents 
and a brother, Michael Fenske.

Fred will be dearly missed by his 
two daughters, Marsi (Bryant) 
Bezon and Casey Fenske, both of 
Salem; two stepdaughters, Tracy 
Amigo of Columbus, and Wendy 
(Alan) McPherson of Columbus; 
grandchildren, Blake and Avery 
Bezon; and step-grandchildren, 
Morgan Amigo, Graham and 
Brooke McPherson. He also leaves 
his beloved dogs, Dottie and Stella.

Calling hours will be held from 
10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 
2021, at Stark Memorial.

An Elks service followed by a 
funeral service will be held at 11:00 
a.m. Saturday at the funeral home 
with Steve Broache officiating. 
Burial will be held at Grandview 
Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made 
to Salem 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.

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





Obituary
Dr. Donald B. Swegan, 95, former 
Vice President for Development at 
both Baldwin-Wallace University 
and Ashland University, and 
resident of Copeland Oaks in 
Sebring OH, passed away from 
natural causes on June 17, 2021, 
surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents, Russell and Frances 
Swegan, as well as by his late 
wives, including Elizabeth, who 
died in January of 2000 and was the 
mother of his three children; and 
Dawn, who died in November 
2004.

He is survived by his wife, Mary 
Hammerton Swegan, two sons 
Richard B. (Debra Dinnocenzo) of 
Wexford PA, and Gary D. (Sue) of 
Bowling Green OH and one 
daughter, Ellen (Wayne) Stevenson 
of Russell’s Point OH. He is also 
survived by three stepchildren, 
Jerry (Diana) Hammerton of 
Alliance, OH;  Patricia Fall of 
Hilton Head Island SC;  and Rob 
(Kelly) of Myrtle Beach SC. He is 
also survived by a sister, Carol 
Cross of Columbus OH and a 
brother, Russell of North Myrtle 
Beach SC. Also surviving are eight 
grandchildren, eight step-
grandchildren, and thirteen great-
grandchildren.

Don worked in the Development 
field for the last thirty years of his 
career, including positions at both 
Baldwin-Wallace and Ashland 
Universities and as Director of 
University Development at the 
University of South Florida.  Prior 
to that he held the position of 
Executive Director of the Cleveland 
Commission on Higher Education 
and had previously served Baldwin 
Wallace in the roles of Dean of 
Student Affairs, Director of Teacher 
Education, and Chairman of the 
Health and Physical Education 
Department.

In his early career Don served as 
head basketball coach at Baldwin-
Wallace, Muskingum University, 
and West Chester (PA) University 
and was assistant basketball coach 
at Penn State University from 1954-
1959. Previously he coached 
basketball at Mentor, 
Fredericktown, and Mount Vernon 
high schools. In 2001-2002 at the 
age of 76 he was the girls’ 
basketball coach at Sebring OH 
High School.

Don earned his doctorate from Penn 
State University and held a master’s 
degree from Ohio State University.  
He attended both Baldwin-Wallace 
and Harvard University in the Navy 
V-12 program during World War II 
and graduated from the College of 
Wooster in 1947. He received a 
commission as an Ensign 
(U.S.N.R.) while at Harvard.

Swegan earned ten varsity letters in 
football, basketball, and baseball at 
Harvard, Wooster, and Baldwin-
Wallace and captained one sport at 
each school. Representing Harvard, 
he played in the 1945-46 NCAA 
Basketball tournament and was the 
starting shortstop for the East in the 
1946 College East-West Baseball 
All-Star game played at Fenway 
Park.

Don was an elected member of the 
Wooster Athletic Hall of Fame, the 
Girard (OH) High School Hall of 
Fame, and the Fredericktown (OH) 
High School Hall of Fame, the 
latter as coach of its 1948-49 
championship team. He also 
received the Alumni Merit Award at 
Baldwin-Wallace in 2016.

During his eleven years of service 
at the University of South Florida 
Don built a strong fundraising team 
and greatly increased the 
University’s private funding 
support. More thirty-five $1.0 
million endowed chairs were 
secured under his leadership.

More recently he abandoned 
retirement to serve as Campaign 
Director for the Copeland Oaks 
$3.5 million campaign, which 
achieved a total of $4.2 million – 
the most successful campaign in the 
institution’s history.

During his academic years Don 
published 25 professional articles in 
various journals, and from 2008-
2017 he published two memoirs: “A 
Lifetime of Challenge and Change,” 
and “Now for the Rest of the 
Story.” He also co-authored a book 
about Wooster’s basketball coaches, 
“Winners, On and Off the Court,” 
and compiled a book entitled, 
“Family-Style Humor and 
Wisdom.”

Swegan served on many 
community and civic boards during 
his career, including 15 years on the 
Advisory Board of the Salvation 
Army, Tampa FL unit. He was a 
member of the Salem First United 
Methodist Church and ordained 
elder in the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.). He was also active in 
Kiwanis and served as President of 
the Alliance Kiwanis Club in 2004-
2005.

A memorial service will be held at 
Salem First United Methodist 
Church, 244 S. Broadway, Salem 
OH on Saturday, June 26 at 11:00 
am. Visitation with the family will 
be held at the Church at 10:00 am. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made to: The Oaks Foundation (c/o 
Copeland Oaks, 800 S. 15th St., 
Sebring, OH 44672); Salem First 
United Methodist Church (Box 463, 
Salem, OH 44460); or Aultman 
Hospice Care at Alliance (2461 
West State Street, Suite E, Alliance, 
OH 44601).





Obituary
Richard A. Kloss, 64 of Struthers 
passed away on Monday evening, 
June 14, 2021, at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital, Boardman Campus. 
Richard was born April 17, 1957, in 
Warren the son of Robert S. and 
Caryl (Jones) Kloss. He was a 
graduate of Fitch High School class 
of 1976 and also a graduate of the 
New Castle School of Trades in 
welding. Richard worked for the 
Youngstown Vindicator as a district 
manager for more than 20 years and 
then worked for Mahoning County 
Facilities as an Artisan. Richard 
received his private pilot license at 
the age of 16 and enjoyed flying for 
many years. He also enjoyed drag 
racing, trips to the Indy 500, 
traveling and was an avid bowler, 
bowling a perfect 300 game in 
February of 2002. Richard leaves 
his wife, the former Sandra 
(Pecalitsky) Gane, whom he 
married February 4, 2000, his 
mother, Caryl Kloss of Austintown, 
two children, Tommy (Liane) Kloss 
of Portland, OR, and Melissa 
(Michael) Coppola of Poland, three 
grandchildren, Zach Gane, Gino 
Coppola, and Chloe Coppola, as 
well as one sister; Marilyn Heaven 
of Austintown, and two brothers; 
Bryan (Pam) Kloss of Canfield and 
David (Kristen) Kloss of 
Indianapolis. Richard was preceded 
in death by his father, Robert in 
December 2020. Friends may call 
from 5 to 7 PM Friday at the Lane 
Funeral Home Austintown Chapel 
where services will be held at 7 
PM. Family and friends may view 
this obituary and send condolences 
at www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Dorothy Louise (Hickman) 
Eberling, 84, of Beloit passed away 
on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. Dorothy 
was born on February 12, 1937 in 
Coalridge, Ohio to the late William 
D. and Ethel Mae (Wickam) 
Hickman. Dorothy was a member 
of Fellowship Baptist Church in 
Beloit for 43 years. Dorothy was 
the proud mother of eight children 
and in her free time she enjoyed to 
go to garage sales and going 
camping. She could be found 
frequently swinging on her porch 
with her fur babies and a book. 
Above all Dorothy loved spending 
time with her family, friends and 
especially her grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her children 
Sandra (Bobby) Shell, Deborah 
Hoerig, Sharon (Jeff) Hawkins, 
James (Georgia) Eberling Jr., David 
(Gail) Eberling, Tracey (Clayton) 
Reakes, Susan (Mike) Snode and 
Mark Eberling; 18 grandchildren; 
44 great-grandchildren and 16 
great-great grandchildren. She is 
also survived by her siblings Dewey 
Hickamn Jr. and Archie Hickman. 
Besides her parents Dorothy was 
preceded in death by her husband 
James Lee Eberling who she 
married September 4, 1953 and 
passed away November 24, 2016; 
siblings Margaret Sines, Opal 
Brown, Ann Hartman and Howard 
Hickman.

A funeral service will be held on 
Friday, June 18, 2021 at 1:30 PM at 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home. Friends and family will be 
received from 12:00 PM to 1:30 
PM at the funeral home. Interment 
will take place at Highland 
Memorial Park, Beloit, Ohio. You 
may sign the guest register and 
view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangments have been entrusted to 
Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel, 330-938-2526.





Obituary
  Gregory Scott Sines, age 56, of 
Alliance passed away on June 13, 
2021.

 He was born on December 27, 
1964 in Alliance to David Sines Sr. 
and Nancy C. (Brown) Sines. 

  Greg worked in construction as a 
roofer. He enjoyed landscaping and 
gardening. Greg loved animals, 
especially his big friendly mastiff, 
Dusty.

   Those left to cherish his memory 
are his father, David (Barbara) 
Sines; brother, David Sines Jr.; 
sister, Tammy (Leonard) Sines; 
sons, Josh (Antoinette) Sines and 
Jesse (Chelsey) Sines; his daughter, 
Amanda (Shane) Buck; and eight 
grandchildren, Mya, Michael, 
Mikala, Carolynn, Shane Jr. Aleeah, 
Rylee and Novalee; and a dear 
friend, Diane Marteney.

  He was preceded in death by his 
mother, Nancy; his grandma 
Cosma; and a son, Matthew 
Reichart.

  A memorial service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. 
with Pastor Dale Gruver officiating. 
Friends may call two hours prior.   

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

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





Obituary
Leslie Joan Stanley, age 64, of 
Alliance passed away on June 15, 
2021.

She was born on September 4, 1956 
in Bedford, OH to Marjorie Lee 
(Black) and Lester Melvin Stanley.  

Leslie graduated from Alliance 
High School in 1975. She was a 
member of Caring Hands.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her sisters, Judy (Robert) Blake, 
Marjorie (Louis) Labajetta, Sandra 
Tonkin; brother, Melvin (Bridget) 
Stanley; ten nieces and nephews; 
thirteen great-nieces and nephews; 
three step-great-nieces and nephews 
and eleven great-great-nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; sister, Ellen Minger; and 
brother-in-law, Dave Minger.

A graveside service will be held at 
Fairmount Memorial Park at 3:00 
p.m. on Monday, June 21st.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the American Diabetes 
Association, 4500 Rockside Rd., 
Independence, OH 44131 or the 
Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott 
Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514.

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





Obituary
Ronald A. Herderick, age 64, 
Alliance, passed away and won his 
battle with cancer at 8:06 a.m., 
Friday, June 11, 2021 while resting 
comfortably at his home.

  He was born January 16, 1957 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Ronald H. 
Herderick and Joan (Riley) 
Herderick and lived in Alliance for 
64 years. He loved his family, his 
friends, golfing, wood-working, 
bowling, spending time at the 
beach, and classic American muscle 
cars. He was a loving husband, 
father, grandfather, and brother. He 
was married September 17th, 2008, 
to his childhood sweetheart from 
7th grade, Donna (Higgins) 
Schlarb. He worked at Brittain’s for 
several years and then stayed with 
Terry’s Tire Town and American 
Tire Distributors for 37 years.

  Survivors include his children, 
Todd (Marybeth) Herderick of 
Greer, South Carolina, Abigail 
Schlarb of Alliance, Ohio,  
Matthew (Erin) Schlarb of Akron, 
and Jeremy (Jill) Schlarb of Finley; 
brother, Larry (Paulette) Herderick 
of Alliance, sister Debbie (Allen) 
Smith of Owensboro, Kentucky, 
sister Stephanie (Pastor Dave) 
Cannon of Alliance and sister 
Malissa (Rick) Phillips of Alliance; 
Grandchildren, Adam, Ian, and 
Anna Schlarb of Copley, Ohio, 
Benjamin, Drew, and Faith Schlarb 
of Findlay, Ohio. 

  Ron was preceded in death by his 
father, Ronald H. Herderick who 
died on September 23, 2019 and his 
mother and Joan (Riley) Herderick 
who died May 25, 2006.

  A memorial service will be held at 
2 p.m., Saturday, July 10th at 
Louisville First Assembly of God 
with Pastor Steve Patient and Pastor 
Dan Deem officiating. Friends may 
call from 12-2 p.m. prior to the 
service. In lieu of flowers, the 
family requests memorial 
contributions may be made to 
Calcutta Mercy Ministries 
(calcuttamercy.org) for Cleft Lip & 
Palate Surgeries or St. Jude 
Children’s Hospital (stjude.org).

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





Obituary
  Carol N. Henry, age 75, of 
Alliance passed away on June 7, 
2021.

  She was born on March 24, 1946 
in Alliance to Glenn W. Henry and 
Erna F. (Junge) Henry. 

  Carol graduated from Marlington 
High School and worked as a 
financial advisor for Ameriprise. 
She was an active member of First 
Christian Church and served on the 
church board, was on the Board of 
Elders and was chairperson on the 
Outreach Committee. Carol also 
served on the board of the Alliance 
Community Pantry and was 
instrumental in bringing the pantry 
into the modern world. She initiated 
and coordinated PantryTrak, the 
cloud based program to register and 
serve clients. Carol joined the 
Daughters of the Nile in Las Vegas 
since there are no local chapters. 
She was an ardent reader and 
gardener. 

   Those left to cherish her memory 
are her brother, G. Brian (Diane) 
Henry; sister, Helen Henry; eleven 
nieces and nephews; and twenty-
four great-nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; sister, Patricia Henry-
Engle; and nieces, Carol A. Thomas 
and Patty Heestand; and a nephew, 
Christopher Engle.

  A celebration of life will be held at 
First Christian Church on Thursday, 
June 24th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor 
Andy VanVolkenburg officiating 
and Sue Dehoff co-officating.  

 In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to the 
Alliance Community Pantry, P.O. 
Box 2581, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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





Obituary
Deland - Betty E. Montgomery, age 
93, of Deland, FL, formerly of 
Columbiana, died on Saturday, 
October 10, 2020 at Alliance 
Nursing and Rehab, Deland, FL.

She was born on June 19, 1927 in 
Dover, OH, daughter of the late 
Charles and Myrtle Long Hall.

Betty was co-owner and operator of 
Ryan’s News in Columbiana and 
was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of 
Columbiana. She was also a 
member of Columbiana Business 
and Professional Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by two 
husbands, John A. Lake, Sr. whom 
she married on July 14, 1946, and 
passed away on July 25, 1988 and 
Arthur O. Montgomery, whom she 
married on September 19, 1998, 
and passed away on, March 4, 
2012.

Betty is survived by her two sons, 
John A. (Nancy Kim) Lake, Jr. of 
Deland, FL and Charles I. (Debra) 
Lake of Sebring, FL; Stepdaughter 
Michele Montgomery and Stepson 
Scott Montgomery; six 
grandchildren and nine great 
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a 
daughter, Debra Ann Lake; two 
sisters, Donna Mae Fieldhouse and 
Janice McGinnis and two brothers, 
Wilbur and Darrell Hall.

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

Burial will take place at 
Columbiana Cemetery, 
Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made 
to First Presbyterian Church of 
Columbiana.

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

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





Obituary
Ella Louise Bucklew-McCullough, 
86, went home to be with the Lord 
on Monday morning, June 14, 
2021, with her family at her side. 
Louise, as she was known, was 
born July 11, 1934, in Pennsboro, 
WV, the daughter of Paul and 
Lucille (Carr) Dodd. She was a 
housewife, a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, great-grandmother, 
and great-great grandmother. 
Louise sold Avon for several years. 
Music, singing and playing the 
piano were thing she loved to do in 
her spare time, along with working 
on crossword puzzles. Most of all 
Louise enjoyed spending time with 
her family. She is survived by two 
sons; Hampton Bucklew, of North 
Carolina, and Robert (Joy) Bucklew 
of West Virginia, four daughters; 
Carol Simpson of Austintown, 
Becky Lawson of Cortland, Shelly 
Jones of Niles, and Rachell (John) 
Hruschak of West Virginia, two 
daughters-in-law; Margaret 
Bucklew, and Kim Bucklew, 28 
grandchildren 66 great 
grandchildren, and 13, great-great 
grandchildren. Besides her parents, 
Louise was preceded in death by 
her husband of 36 years, Roy 
McCullough, six children, three 
grandchildren, three sons-in-law, 
and one daughter-in-law. Private 
burial will take place in West 
Virginia. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel Family 
and friends may view this obituary 
and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Helen D'Amico Law "H" 

Helen Law, 88, died peacefully 
Sunday night June 13, 2021 at The 
Inn at Poland Way surrounded by 
loved ones. 

Helen was born October 7, 1932 in 
Youngstown, OH, the daughter of 
Albert and Gertrude Myers Ipe. 

She was a lifelong resident of 
Youngstown, and a graduate of 
South High School where she was a 
member of the Pandoras, who 
remained lifelong friends. 

Helen was an active member of 
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church 
for 85 years until it's closing. She 
then became a member of Canfield 
Presbyterian and was part of their 
Bereavement Committee. 

H married her high school 
sweetheart, Bill D'Amico in 1954. 
They were married for 36 years and 
raised 5 children together. 
Following his death in 1990, she 
was lucky enough to spend 20 
joyful years married to Bob Law, 
until his death in 2013. 

H dedicated her life to making 
those around her feel special and 
loved. She did this with her 
generous heart, her kindness and 
thoughtfulness. She had a quick wit 
and wonderful sense of humor 
bringing laughter to those around 
her.... she was FUN. She 
demonstrated her love by sending 
countless greeting cards, sharing 
her artwork, her willingness to lend 
a helping hand and sharing her 
famous chocolate chip cookies, beef 
brisket, pizzelles and lasagna. She 
loved spending time outdoors, 
whether it be on the golf course 
(she had 5 hole-in-ones) or on her 
back porch with family and friends. 
Helen was a lover of the little things 
in life, the details that always made 
a huge difference for those around 
her - a true hostess with the 
mostess. She loved to entertain and 
shared this gift with all of us. When 
you walked into her home you 
knew how happy she was to have 
you there. She loved music and 
could often be heard singing. She 
loved to play Euchre and Bridge, or 
anything that was an excuse to 
bring people together. 
Above all else, Helen's greatest joy 
in life was her FAMILY. She was a 
proud Mother, Grandmother and 
Great-Grandmother who looked 
forward to any and every 
opportunity to gather family 
together. 

In addition to her parents, Helen 
was preceded in death by her 
Husbands William C. D'Amico, 
Robert A. Law, her sister Dolly 
Olson (Bud), her twin sister Sally 
Gilles (Bruce), and several brother 
and sisters-in-law. 

She will be lovingly missed and her 
memory will be cherished by her 
Children Bill (Joyce), Rick 
(Constance), Lynn (Roger), Tom 
(Mary Beth), Tim (Becky), Mark 
(Cheryl), Jeff (Diane), 
Grandchildren Bill (Cassey), 
Alyssa, Katie (Zach), Joe, Charlene, 
Jack, Ricky, Kimberly (CJ) and 
Ashley, and Great-Grandchildren, 
Brielle, William, Dylan, Hailey and 
Peyton, along with countless 
brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, 
nephews, extended family members 
and friends. She will be truly and 
greatly missed by all who knew and 
loved her. 

A celebration of life will be held 
this Saturday June 19, 2021 at Lane 
Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 
8387 Tod Ave., Boardman, Ohio 
44512. Visitation will be 10AM-
12PM followed by a memorial 
service. 

Due to continued COVID concerns, 
social distancing is requested. For 
those unable to attend in person 
who are uncomfortable doing so, 
please keep Helen and her family in 
your prayers. 

Because Helen loved all animals 
and looked out for those less 
fortunate, memorial contributions 
may be made in her name to Angels 
for Animals, 4750 S. Range, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406 or The 
Rescue Mission of Mahoning 
Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio 44510. 

We would like to thank the caring 
staff at The Inn at Poland Way and 
special friends that cared for mom 
the last 6 months. 

To share thoughts of sympathy, visit 
lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
SEBRING- Frank T. England, age 
87, died June 11, 2021 at Crandell 
Medical Center after a period of 
declining health. He was born on 
January 12, 1934 in Corry, 
Pennsylvania, the son of the late 
Frank and Irene Heckathorne 
England. 
He was a Licensed Optician and 
owner of England Optical Service. 
He was a long-time member of 
Windham United Methodist Church 
and attended Union Avenue United 
Methodist Church in Alliance. He 
sang in the choirs of both churches 
as well as the choir at Copland 
Oaks. A former resident of 
Southington, he and his wife Kay 
moved to Copeland Oaks 
Retirement Community in Sebring 
in 2012. There he continued to 
serve by adjusting and repairing 
resident’s spectacles and sold Avon 
products. 
Frank was a graduate of Warren G. 
Harding in 1952. He was a Past 
Master and a 50 year member of 
Old Erie Lodge #3, F&A.M.; a past 
District Deputy Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Ohio; a Past High 
Priest of Mahoning Chapter #10, 
Royal Arch Masons of Warren 
Council of Royal & Select Masons 
of Ohio, a Past Commander of 
Warren Commandery #39, Knights 
Templar; a Past Deputy Division 
Commander of the Grand 
Encampment of the United States of 
America. He was a member of the 
Scottish Rite of Youngstown and a 
holder of the 33rd degree for the 
Northern Jurisdiction A.A.S.R.. He 
was also a member of the Morning 
Light Chapter #80 Order of the 
Eastern Star. 
Memories of Frank will be carried 
on by his wife of 46 years; his son, 
Terry A. (Kathy) England of 
Cortland; his daughter, Lori A. 
Overton of Warren; grandchildren, 
Justin A. England, Nathan S. 
Overton, Michael G. Overton, Cara 
L. England, and Jennifer L. 
England; great-grandchildren, 
Asher Overton and Kylie Limbeck; 
several nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his 
parents; son-in-law, Michael S. 
Overton; sisters, Barbara (Herb) 
Downs and Beverly (Jim) Funtjar; 
brother, John “Jack” (Anna) 
England; and special friend Julie 
Clark. 
Family will receive friends 6-8PM 
Tuesday, June 22nd at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 
Garfield Dr. NE in Warren. Old Erie 
Lodge will conduct Masonic 
Services at 5:30PM at the funeral 
home and Warren Commandery #39 
and members of the 9th Division 
will stand Honor Guard during 
Lodge services and calling hours. 
Funeral Services will be held at the 
Windham United Methodist Church 
at 11AM Wednesday, June 23rd 
with Pastor Cindy Greenburg 
officiating. Friends may also call 
one hour prior to the service at 
church. Services of final committal 
will follow at Windham Township 
Cemetery in Windham. A memorial 
service will be held at Copeland 
Oaks at a later date. 
His family kindly suggest 
contributions be made in the form 
of donations to the Oaks 
Foundation, which is the lifecare 
program for residents of Copeland 
Oaks Retirement community, 715 S. 
Johnson Rd. Sebring, Ohio 44672; 
or Windham United Methodist 
Church, 9051 North Main Street 
Windham, Ohio 44288; or Union 
Avenue United Methodist Church, 
1843 S. Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio 
44601. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Frank’s family.





Obituary
Columbiana - Victoria "Vicki" Lynn 
VanFossan, age 69, lifelong resident 
of Columbiana, went home to be 
with the Lord on Monday, June 14, 
2021, at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.

She was born on December 21, 
1951, in Salem, daughter of the late 
Robert and Sylvia Heder 
VanFossan.

Vicki had worked in the business 
office at Salem Regional Medical 
Center and was a member of the 
Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 
Columbiana. She enjoyed quilting, 
crocheting, and making special gifts 
for her family and friends whom 
she loved dearly.

Victoria is survived by her sister, 
Robin Sue VanFossan of 
Columbiana; her three honorary 
children whom she raised and cared 
for after they lost their parents; 
Tammy (Bill) Schimpf of Cuyahoga 
Falls, Rob Burns of Port Richey, 
FL, and Steve (Becky) Burns of 
Cuyahoga Falls; her eight honorary 
grandchildren, Breunna (Pete), 
Autumn (Fiancé, Cameron), Cody 
(Kim), Adam, Nikki (Fiancé, 
Kevin), Curtis, Zach, and Ryan and 
her two honorary great 
grandchildren, Adaline and Noctis.

She was preceded in death by her 
sister, Connie Lee Burns.

The family will receive family and 
friends on Monday, June 21, 2021, 
from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana and again on 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 10:00 
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral 
home.

Services will be held on Tuesday, 
June 22, 2021, at 11:00 am at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Dailey officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park, Boardman.

Memorial donations in memory of 
Vicki may be made to an animal 
charity of the donor’s choice.

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





Obituary
Beloit:
Michelle "Mikki" Sweely of Beloit, 
Ohio passed away peacefully 
surrounded by her loving family on 
June 14, 2021.

Mikki was born, May 10, 1975.  
She is survived by her parents Mark 
and Janet Sweely of Alliance, Ohio 
and Tim and DeeDee Donnalley of 
Beloit, Ohio.  She loved her family 
dearly. Her favorite past times were 
crafts and having pretty nails. She 
loved the color purple. Mikki had a 
heart of gold. If the rest of the 
world loved like Mikki did then it 
would be a much better world.

Sons: Tyler Sweely and her pride 
and joy Xander Culbertson.  Sisters: 
Mardee (Steve) Bigham, and 
Meridyth Sweely. Grandchildren: 
Bentley, Kay and the light of her 
eyes Delilah.  Nieces and Nephews: 
Harlie Griffith, Joseph Coffman, 
Samantha Coffman and Christopher 
Coffman. Dear friends: Tracy 
Meadows and Brittany Detchon.

The family will be having a 
celebration of life, June 26, 2021 at 
5:00 p.m. at Mikki's home.

Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.dean'sfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Sebring:

Norma J. Brewer, age 81, passed 
away June 11, 2021 at Crandall 
Medical Center in Sebring. She was 
born October 17, 1939 in Akron, 
Ohio to the late Jesse Watson and 
Julia (Eckler) Watson. She is 
survived by a daughter; Tami 
(Chris) Church. Sister; Barbara, 
sister-in-law; Elaine, 
Grandchildren; Emily( Justin), 
Ryan (Faith), and several nieces and 
nephews. In addition to her parents, 
she was preceded in death by her 
husband; Ron Brewer, and sister; 
Julie. Norma and Ron are reunited, 
together again. Her grandchildren 
were the light of her life. Norma 
was a talented singer and very 
musically gifted. She enjoyed 
working in the yard and playing 
cards. She was a huge Ohio State 
fan. In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests donations be made to a no 
kill animal organization or shelter. 
A Memorial Service will be held 
Saturday June 19, 2021 at Dean's 
Funeral Home from 5pm-7pm. 
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Jeneene Rochelle Daniels born July 
11, 1970 departed abruptly leaving 
her family and friends on June 12, 
2021. (Mother) Suzanne Shiver 
(Devers), (Father) John L. French, 
Two Children J' Donte L. Devers 
and Alisha N Daniels. Two 
grandchildren, D'Marcus L. and 
Kamiliah F. Devers. Three brothers 
Eddie, Brandon, and Carey Boykin. 
Sister Jamila French. Half broyther 
Paul Kigley (Scoop), half sister 
Jeannie Davis. Multiple uncles, 
aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, 
and so many friends and best 
Lewana Thurmond. Proceded in 
death by her beloved grandmother 
Ms. Augustine Howell and 
grandfather Willie Howell. 
Goodbyes are not forever. 
Goodbyes are not the end. they 
simply mean I'll miss you, until we 
meet again. A time of visitation will 
take place Saturday June 19, 2021 
at Dean's Funeral Home 256 W. 
Ohio Avenue from 11am- 2pm. 
Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Leavittsburg – Albert B. Billock Jr., 
age 70, passed away at home on 
June 3, 2021. 
Albert was born on February 11, 
1951, in Warren, OH, the son of 
Albert B. and Ann (Priscilla) 
Billock Sr. 
After graduating from Leavittsburg 
High School in 1969, Albert went 
on to work as a steelworker at RG 
Steel for 43 years before retiring in 
September of 2012. He married the 
love of his life, Judith Currey, on 
July 19, 1975, and they shared 45 
wonderful years together filled with 
happiness and laughter. 
He was a member of the Sons of the 
Legion Post 777, The Fraternal 
Order of Eagles Post 1442 in 
Lorian, The Steel Workers Union 
Local 1375, The American Legion, 
and UTC Organization. He was an 
associate member of the Easy 
Trucker, Interstate Truckers, Low 
Life of Canton, and A.O.K. 
Truckers. He was a former 
Braceville Township zoning board 
member and a founding member of 
the Buckeye Van Association. 
Albert had a love for model trains; 
he enjoyed building a whole model 
train land in his basement. He also 
loved to spend his time camping 
and working on custom cars. 
Albert will be missed dearly by his 
wife, Judith; his brothers of heart, 
Dave Gross and Dave Lapmardo; 
and his beloved dog Savanna Sue. 
Albert is preceded in death by his 
parents. 
Visitation for Albert will be held on 
Saturday June 19, 2021, from 4:00 
P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 
Garfield Dr. NE, Warren, OH 
44483, with a memorial service to 
immediately follow at 7:00 P.M. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Albert at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
VIENNA- Kathryn Sue Moore, age 
62, passed away Saturday, June 
12th at her residence surrounded by 
her family. 
Kathryn was born June 26, 1958 in 
Warren to Foster and Darlene 
(Lemmon) Teeters. She was a 1976 
graduate of Lakeview High School. 
Kathryn like to read, and she 
enjoyed Crocheting and Knitting. 
Kathryn is preceded in death by her 
father, Foster L. Teeters. 
Kathryn is survived by her mother 
Darlene, her brothers Kenneth L. 
Teeters and Karl W. Teeters, her 
sisters Karen A. Hullihen and 
Kristine Betts; her nieces and 
nephews, Kara Teeters, Theresa 
Hullihen, Elaine Hullihen, Brandon 
Thatcher, Brittany Gowday, and 
Brandon Betts; and Uncle Earl 
Teeters. 
There will be no calling hours, a 
private family service and burial 
will be at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens in Canfield. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Kathryn’s family.





Obituary
SALEM – Norma Taylor, 92, 
passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, 
at Salem North Healthcare Center. 
She was born September 24, 1928, 
in Youngstown, daughter of the late 
Vern J. and Gertrude M. (Lyford) 
Byers.

Norma cleaned for the Lane family 
in Mineral Ridge, worked for a 
short time with her sister at Delphi 
Packard Electric in Warren, worked 
in the kitchen at Timberlane’s and 
was a cashier at Quaker Village 
where her claim to fame was selling 
beer to Willie Nelson.

She was a former member of 
Evansville Baptist Church in 
Mineral Ridge. When the family 
moved back to Salem, she was a 
member of the Calvary Baptist 
Church where she taught Sunday 
School, sang in the choir and was a 
member of the Lady’s Missionary’s 
Society. Norma enjoyed board 
games, especially Rummicub, 
jigsaw puzzles, and loved picnics 
and spending time with family.

Her husband, Ora Joseph Taylor 
whom she married December 6, 
1947, preceded her in death March 
1, 1988.

Survivors include three sons, 
Timothy Taylor, Mark Taylor, and 
Paul Taylor, all of Salem; a 
daughter Lynda Coleman of 
Washingtonville; grandchildren, 
Derek Dunn, Shaun Dunn, Andrew 
Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Rustin 
Rapp, Shawn Rapp, Zachary Taylor, 
Logan Taylor, Corey Coleman, and 
Emily Coleman; several great-
grandchildren; great great-
grandchildren; step-grandchildren; 
numerous nephews and a sister, 
Donna Albright of Bradenton, FL.

Besides her parents and husband, a 
son, Orrie Joseph Taylor and two 
sisters, Doris Muir and Ruth Byers 
also preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 6 
p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 
Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor 
Roger Dulaney officiating. Please 
abide by CDC guidelines. Burial 
will be 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.





Steven Forrest Peppel, 73 of Salem 
passed away at 10:40 a.m. on 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center in Salem.

He was born on April 18, 1948 in 
Salem to his parents, the late 
Forrest and Dorothy (Shears) 
Peppel.

Steven was a 1966 graduate of West 
Branch High School. He was a 
member of the United States Navy 
and served his country during the 
Vietnam War. Steven had a wide 
array of activities that kept him 
busy. He was a collector of trains 
and liked to fly remote controlled 
helicopters. He enjoyed fishing, 
playing pool and spending time on 
the golf course. In fact, he became 
quite talented as a one handed 
golfer after an earlier accident left 
the use of his arm limited. Steven 
was just as fond of going to the Car 
Shows as he was about “wrenching 
on cars”. He was especially partial 
to sports cars. At one time owning 
the GT6 Triumph and a 1970’s 
Triumph Spit Fire. Steven was a fun 
loving and colorful man. If you 
were to ask him what his favorite 
things to do were, he would say 
cussing and giving people a hard 
time. To those who knew him well, 
they knew this to be true.

Steven is survived by his brother 
and sister-in-law, Dan and Laura 
“Lori” Peppel of Daytona Beach, 
FL, along with a nephew and niece.

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





Obituary
David P. Macry 78, of Salem, died 
at 3:31 AM Wednesday, June 9, 
2021, at UPMC-Shadyside 
Hospital, Pittsburgh after a sudden 
illness.

He was born on October 7, 1942, in 
Salem, Ohio, the son of the late 
Francis Lawrence and Leafey 
Lorraine (Hemphill) Macry.

David was born and raised in the 
area. He was a 1960 graduate of 
Leetonia High School then joined 
the US Navy for three years. After 
the Navy, he returned to the Salem 
area. He later moved to Brooklyn, 
NY where he lived with his family 
for twenty years before returning to 
Salem. David worked in various 
industries over his life and met 
many interesting people. He was a 
member of St. Paul’s Catholic 
Church and for a short time in his 
career, he taught History at St. 
Paul’s Catholic School. He had a 
very strong and diverse interest in 
sports. David was a huge Notre 
Dame football fan and also loved 
the NY Yankees, Cleveland Browns 
and the Montreal Canadiens. David 
was a very good golfer and enjoy 
playing with family and friends 
throughout his life. He also played 
baseball and participated in boxing 
matches while serving in the Navy. 
One of David's favorite hobbies was 
shooting pool and he even fulfilled 
his lifelong dream of managing a 
pool hall in Brooklyn, NY, after he 
retired. He was inducted into the 
Leetonia High School Athletic Hall 
of Fame in 2018. He and his wife 
Pam lived a very quiet lifestyle. 
They did enjoy traveling to the 
Bahamas, Gatlinburg, Tenn., 
Toronto, Canada and especially 
visiting their children and 
grandchildren. David was a member 
of the Salem Italian-American 
Club.

David is survived by the love of his 
life of nearly 50 years, the former 
Pamela Ann Downing whom he 
married on August 21, 1971, his 
two sons and their beautiful brides, 
James “Jay” (Bettina) Macry of NJ., 
and Michael (Jennifer) Macry of 
NC., and his four grandchildren that 
he loved and adored so much, 
Paige, Benjamin, Madeline and 
Sabrina, his siblings; Toni Beeson, 
Joan (Scott Montgomery) Macry, 
Joseph Macry, and Donna (Charles 
“Ray”) Queen all of Columbiana 
and Christopher Macry of Florida, 
brother-in-law, James (Marilyn) 
Downing of Salem.

In addition to his parents, he was 
also preceded in death by his 
brother-in-law, Robert “Bobby” 
Beeson.





Obituary
Myron A. DeProfio, 79 of 
Youngstown, went home to be with 
the Lord, and out of pain finally, on 
Wednesday morning, June 9th, 
2021. Myron, known as “Mert” was 
born March 5, 1942 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late John C. and Nellie 
I. (Delon) DeProfio and was a 
lifelong area resident. He graduated 
from Girard High School in 1960 
and served in the Army Reserves 
for six years.Mert worked in auto 
body repair for the former V & M 
Auto Body for 38 years. His work 
was always sought after and was 
always a perfectionist when it came 
to a car. He later worked in 
maintenance for Austintown 
Schools for 10 years until he 
retired. He was a member of 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 
and had been president of the 
Austintown Girls Softball League 
for many years. He was a Nascar 
fan and in his younger years, Mert 
drove stock car at the Canfield and 
Sharon Speedways. Mert loved to 
travel and enjoyed his trips to 
Florida and Las Vegas. He leaves to 
cherish his loving memories, his 
wife, the former Patricia Prontka, 
whom he married October 16, 
1965; his wonderful daughter. 
Michele and son-in-law, Tim Green; 
his son that he always depended on, 
Michael and four fabulaous 
grandchildren, Lindsey 
(Alexandria), Adam, Taylor and 
Lauren. He also leaves two 
brothers, Joseph (Sandra) DeProfio 
of Florida and Alexander (Delores) 
DeProfio of Hubbard. Friends may 
call on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel and Wednesday 10-10:45 
am at Immaculate Heart of Mary 
followed by a Mass of Christian 
Burial at 11:00 a.m.





Obituary
Fowler – William C. Dahmen Sr., 
81, passed away Friday afternoon, 
June 11, 2021 at his home 
surrounded by his family. 
William was born on January 20, 
1940 in Warren, OH a son of the 
late Howard and Pheobe Dahmen. 
He was a Fowler High School 
graduate and attended mounted 
patrol training. Shortly after school, 
he married the love of his life, Jane 
Foust. He worked at Republic Steel 
in Warren until he retired. 
He enjoyed being outdoors, 
hunting, and going on fishing trips 
in Canada. He loved caring for 
horses; from raising, riding, going 
on camping trips with his family, 
and worked with the Mounted 
Deputy Units. He enjoyed spending 
time with his family, especially his 
grandkids, and square dancing with 
his wife. 
William will be deeply missed by 
his loving wife of 63 years Jane 
Dahmen, whom he married on May 
5, 1958; children, Howard (Velda) 
Dahmen, Richard (Jennifer) 
Dahmen, William (Karen) Dahmen 
Jr., and Debra (Tyrone) Powers; two 
granddaughters who he thought of 
as his daughters, Stefanie (Shaun) 
Dilley and Samantha (Stephen) 
Haynie; 24 grandkids; 19 great-
grandkids; and brother Robert 
(Joan) Dahmen. 
Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his son Paul 
Dahmen; and sister Florence 
(Robbie) Tumbokon. 
A private service was entrusted with 
Lane Family Funeral Homes 
Madasz Chapel in Brookfield. 
Burial was held at Dugan Cemetery 
in Fowler. 
The family would like to send a 
special thanks to Bri, Liz, and 
Pastor Steve from Southern Care 
Hospice; Jeri from Patriot Home 
Health; and the Fowler Fire 
Department for taking great care of 
William. 
Memorial contributions can be 
made to Southern Care Hospice at 
5401 Ashley Circle Suite E 
Austintown, OH 44515 or the 
Fowler Fire Department 3386 
Youngstown Kingsville Rd. 
Cortland, OH 44410. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Donna Houser, 55 

Donna Houser, 55 of Mineral Ridge 
died suddenly Thursday morning at 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 
Warren. Donna was born May 10, 
1966 in Jacksonville, NC, a 
daughter of Sam Houston and Ruby 
(King) Wilcox and came to this area 
as a child. She graduated from Niles 
McKinley High School and Gordon 
D. James Career Center in 1984 and 
had worked for Niles City Schools 
for 20 years as a bus driver and 
most recently a custodian. Donna 
enjoyed playing bingo and going to 
casinos. She loved the beach and 
looked forward to spending time 
with her grandchildren and 
attending all of their events. 
Besides her mother, Ruby 
Whittaker of Howland, she leaves 
her husband, Thomas J. Houser, 
whom she married July 30, 1983; 
her daughter, Melanie (Rashawnda 
Pixley) Houser of Mineral Ridge; 
her son, T.J. (Lisa) Houser of 
Savannah, GA; four grandchildren, 
Alivia, Devin, Cody and Sam. 
Donna also leaves her twin brother, 
Donald Wilcox, a sister, Tracy 
Wilcox both of Howland and 
several nieces, nephews, great 
nieces and great nephews and will 
be dearly missed. Besides her 
father, Donna was preceded in 
death by a brother, Billy Redmond. 
There will be no funeral services 
per Donna’s wishes. There will be a 
Celebration of Life service at a later 
date. In lieu of flowers, donations 
can be made to the family to offset 
funeral expenses.





Obituary
Cortland – Kathie Bates, 57, passed 
away Wednesday morning, June 9, 
2021 at Cortland Healthcare. 
Kathie was born on November 5, 
1963 in Warren, a daughter of John 
S. Edwards and Dorla A. Clark. 
She attended Joseph Badger High 
School and worked at Burghill 
Country Inn, Nancy’s Cozy Café, 
Wild Wood Restaurant, KC 
Restaurant, and Time Square 
Restaurant. Before her accident, she 
enjoyed riding her bike and 
dancing. She always loved writing 
poetry, Nascar, Pogo Games, 
playing Bingo, and collecting 
dream catchers and angels. She 
loved the sunshine and enjoyed 
sitting in the sun and watching birds 
on the feeder. She loved her family 
and friends, and her faith in God. 
Kathie will be deeply missed by her 
mother, Dorla A. Clark; children, 
Rebecca (Victor) Palazzo and Devin 
Bates; grandchildren, Katie and Leo 
Bates, Chloe Cain, Corinna and 
Layla McClung, Guiliana Palazzo, 
and Brayden, Aria, and Colton 
Bates; brothers, John Edwards, 
Richard (Barb) Edwards, David 
Edwards, and Doug (Jennifer) 
Edwards; sisters, Susan (Gilbert) 
McKimmy and Brenda (Jeffrey) 
Byler; Aunt Carol Peterson; and 
many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her 
father, John S. Edwards Sr.; and her 
sons, Donald Bates Jr. and Daniel 
Bates. 
Kathie’s family would like to thank 
Traditions Hospice for her care 
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





Obituary
Girard – Mike D. Townsend, 46, 
passed away Tuesday evening, June 
8, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical 
Center in Youngstown. 
Mike was born July 11, 1974 in 
Sharon, PA, a son of Thomas 
Townsend and Janice Terna. 
He was a 1992 graduate of West 
Middlesex High School and worked 
at NOV Tuboscope for 27 years. He 
was a loving husband, son, father, 
and grandfather who loved to spend 
time with his family; especially his 
children and grandchildren. He was 
a hard worker and enjoyed doing 
carpentry. He loved being outdoors, 
whether he was fishing or camping, 
loved the Pittsburg Steelers and 
Nascar. 
Mike will be deeply missed by his 
father, Thomas Townsend; his 
mother, Janice (Jerry) Terna; his 
loving wife, Ronda Townsend 
whom he married in 2015; children, 
Dana, Marcus, and Michael (Kate) 
Jr. Townsend; stepchildren, Ryan 
Evans and Drew Eli; grandchildren, 
Dakotah Watt, Grayson Watt, and 
Noah Townsend; brother, Thomas 
(Michelle Krzyston) Townsend Jr.; 
and sister Jocelin (Roc) Muto). 
Family and friends may gather to 
celebrate Mike from 4-8:00PM on 
Monday June 14, 2021 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Madasz 
Chapel located at 6923 Warren 
Sharon Road in Brookfield. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions can be made to 
Mahoning Valley Second Harvest 
by visiting 
https://mahoningvalleysecondharve
st.org/. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Warren – Patty Ann Manzo, 80, 
passed away Thursday morning, 
June 3, 2021, at Continuing 
Healthcare in Niles. 
Patty Ann was born on January 15, 
1941, in Warren, OH, a daughter of 
the late Pasquale and Clementina 
Manzo. 
She was a Warren G. Harding High 
School graduate and worked at 
Packard Electric for 38 years until 
she retired. In her younger years, 
she enjoyed golfing, drawing and 
painting; as she was a talented 
artist. She was a lover of animals 
and loved Dolly, Shortstop, Lady, 
and Morris like they were her 
children. She had a silly sense of 
humor and was loved by everyone 
she met. 
Patricia will be deeply missed by 
her nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, she was 
preceded in death by her brother 
Vincent Manzo. 
Cremation was entrusted with Lane 
Family Funeral Homes – Roberts 
Clark Chapel in Warren and a 
private burial will take place on 
Tuesday June 15, 2021at All Souls 
Cemetery in Bazetta. 
Memorial contributions can be 
made to the Animal Welfare League 
of Trumbull County located at 812 
Youngstown Kingsville Road NE 
Vienna, OH 44473. 
Family and friends may send their 
heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com





Obituary
Eugene “Gene” Mark Hanshaw, 69, 
of Mineral Ridge, passed away 
peacefully in his home, surrounded 
by family. 
Born January 26, 1952 in Warren, 
Gene was the son of the late Cecil 
and Thelma (Tomlin) Hanshaw. 
A lifelong resident, Gene graduated 
in 1970 from Mineral Ridge High 
School. Gene was a proud Vietnam 
Veteran, who served in the United 
States Army. Prior to retirement, 
Gene was a truck driver for over 
twenty years and retired in 1998. 
Gene enjoyed watching the 
Cleveland Browns and the Ohio 
State Buckeyes. He also enjoyed 
spending time with his 
grandchildren and family. He was a 
loving husband, father, papa and 
brother. 
He leaves behind his partner of 40 
years Janet Kling; his daughter and 
son-in-law, Rebecca (Bill) Killin; 
two grandchildren, Seairra (Carin 
Custer) Porterfield and Joshua 
Porterfield; two brothers, Elmer 
“Ray” Hanshaw and Donald (Pearl) 
Hanshaw; three sisters, Judy 
Hanshaw, Debbie Hanshaw, Edith 
Waggoner and many nieces and 
nephews. 
Besides his parents he is preceded 
in death by his son Bryan Kling, his 
brother Robert Hanshaw and his 
sister Phyliss Hanshaw. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends Wednesday, June 16 
from 4:00- 6:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge 
Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held immediately following at 6:00 
PM at the funeral home. Gene will 
be laid to rest at Ohio Western 
Reserve Cemetery.





Obituary
WARREN- Eleanor Delores 
Morrow, age 90, passed away 
peacefully at her son’s residence, 
where she made her home the last 
seven years. 
Eleanor was born January 14, 1931 
in Rochester, Pennsylvania to the 
late William and Delores (Bard) 
Hatt. She was a graduate of 
Rochester High School. 
Eleanor loved to sew, she enjoyed 
baking cookies and cakes, she made 
several Wedding Cakes for her 
family. She was a fan of the 
Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. In 
her youth, Eleanor loved to Roller 
Skate. Along with her husband Ray, 
Eleanor enjoyed traveling to the 
West Coast and Texas. Eleanor was 
also very fond of her K-9 
companion, Charleigh. 
Besides her parents, Eleanor is 
preceded in death by her beloved 
husband Ray in 2013. 
Eleanor is survived by her son 
George (Holly Jackson) Morrow, 
her daughter Beverly (David 
“Turk”) Miller, and her brothers 
Glenn and Joe Hatt. 
Funeral services will be 10AM 
Saturday, June 12th at the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren. Interment in Greenhaven 
Memorial Garden. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to Hospice 
of the Valley, 5190 Market St. 
Youngstown, Ohio 44512





Obituary
Donald “Don” Whittaker, 85, of 
Mineral Ridge, passed away 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at St. Joseph 
Hospital. 
Born February 16, 1936 in Mineral 
Ridge, Don was the son of Thomas 
and Mildred (Chambers) Whittaker. 
A lifelong Mineral Ridge resident, 
Don was a 1954 graduate of 
Mineral Ridge. Prior to retirement, 
Don was a truck driver for Williams 
Trucking and Pam Transport. As a 
young man, he loved coaching his 
sons’ baseball teams. Don enjoyed 
playing pool, fishing, camping , and 
traveling with his wife and family. 
Besides his parents, Don is 
preceded in death by his son 
Donald L. Whittaker, and his 
siblings Thomas, Betty, Ralph, Glen 
Whittaker and Georgetta Leonhart. 
Don leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife of 64 years, the former 
Betty Mae Bowman, whom he 
married June 29, 1957; his children 
Patricia (Mark) Meszaros, Brian 
(Denise) Whittaker, and Keith 
(Donna) Whittaker; his sister 
Connie (Ken) Mowery; his 
grandchildren Misty (Mikelis) 
Teteris, Kevin Whittaker, Angela 
(Chad Marsh) Whittaker, Tony 
(Megan McBride) Meszaros, 
Michael Meszaros, and Joey 
(Megan Copenhaver) Kazear; 
eleven great grandchildren and one 
great- great grandson. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends, Monday, June 14th 
from 5:00- 7:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge 
Chapel and on Tuesday, June 15th 
from 10:00- 11:00 AM at the 
funeral home. A funeral service will 
be held on June 15th at 11:00 AM, 
with Pastor Ron Blakeman, 
officiating at the funeral home.





Obituary
James J. Hahn, 58 of Austintown 
died early Wednesday morning at 
St. Elizabeth Health Center, 
Youngstown. James was born May 
27, 1963 in Youngstown, a son of 
the late Joseph H. and Betty Lou 
(Hanley) Hahn and was a lifelong 
area resident. He graduated from 
Austintown Fitch High School in 
1981. James enjoyed Nascar and 
camping. He leaves his sister, Lori 
(Kirk) Ruse of North Jackson; two 
brothers, Kenneth Hahn of 
Austintown, Jeffrey (Beth) Hahn of 
Youngstown and many nieces and 
nephews. He also leaves his 
beloved dog, Alex. Besides his 
parents, he was preceded in death 
by a sister, Jill White. The family is 
planning a Celebration of Life for a 
later date.





Obituary
NILES-Donald E. “Sixpack” 
Balentine, Sr., 89, passed away 
Sunday evening, June 6, 2021 at 
Continuing Health Care at the 
Ridge. He was born August 4, 1931 
in Indiana, PA, a son of Porter and 
Evelyn (Dixon) Balentine. Don was 
a machinist with Wean United for 
41 years, retiring in 1988. He was a 
member and past State Governor of 
the Loyal Order of Moose, where 
he received its highest honor, the 
Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Don 
enjoyed bowling and golfing and 
also playing cards. Don’s wife of 54 
years, the former Patricia Walker, 
whom he married May 17, 1952, 
died November 12, 2006. He is 
survived by his son, Donald E. 
Balentine, Jr. of Warren; his 
daughter, Kathleen (Thomas) 
Simpson of Boardman; his 
grandchildren, James Simpson, 
Melissa (Tony) Capple, Stacey 
(James) Manning and Sean Pyatt 
and 8 great grandchildren. Besides 
his parents and wife, Don was 
preceded in death by his brothers, 
William, Raymond and Harry 
Balentine and his sisters, Charlotte 
and Evelyn. Friends may call from 
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15th at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Mineral Ridge Chapel, where the 
Loyal Order of Moose will conduct 
a Memorial Service at 7 p.m.





Obituary
CANFIELD-James M. Swartz, 73, 
passed away Sunday evening, June 
6, 2021 at his residence. He was 
born March 24, 1948 in 
Youngstown, a son of Dr. Marvin 
and Martha (Myers) Swartz. Jim 
was the Chief Information Officer 
for S.A.I.C. for 25 years, then 
Stanford Research Institute and also 
Sybase, all located in California, 
retiring in 2013. He was a 1965 
graduate of Canfield High School, 
received his BA from Muskingum 
University and earned his Master's 
Degree from The Ohio State 
University. Jim loved spending time 
with his family, especially his 
grandchildren. He had owned 
horses and enjoyed riding with his 
daughter Jen throughout the 
western states. Jim was proud of 
being an Eagle Scout. He was also a 
Mountie at the Henry Coe State 
Park in California. Jim’s wife of 49 
years, the former Carol L. Platek, 
whom he married June 26, 1970, 
died December 12, 2019. He is 
survived by his daughter, Jennifer 
(Rob) Cox of Girard, PA; his 
brother, John (Patricia Reynolds) 
Swartz of Atlanta, GA and his 
grandchildren, Paxton, Natasha, 
Caleb and Robbie. Besides his wife, 
Jim was preceded in death by his 
parents. According to Jim’s wishes, 
there are no calling hours or 
services.





Obituary
Joann Lapresta King, 85 of 
Youngstown, died early Wednesday 
morning at Hospice House of 
Poland. Joann was born May 21, 
1936 in Youngstown, a daughter of 
the late Sam and Daisy (Bell) 
LaPresta and was a lifelong area 
resident. She graduated from East 
High School in 1954 and attended 
Youngstown College. Joann worked 
as a secretary for Federal 
Wholesale, 20th Century Paint and 
Ames Dept. Store. She enjoyed 
reading, baking, cooking and most 
importantly was spending time with 
her family, whom she loved with 
her whole heart. Joann married her 
high school sweetheart, Thomas P. 
King on May 12, 1956. He 
preceded her in death on July 30, 
2004. She leaves her loving, caring 
and wonderful daughter, Jody 
(Jack) Rowland of Farmdale who 
brought joy, care, compassion, 
laughter, friendship and love to her 
life; two wonderful grandchildren, 
Jenna (Greg) Mallow, John (Micah) 
Rowland; five great-grandchildren, 
Ethan, Blake, Jack, Luke and Elliot, 
who were the lights of her life. 
Joann also leaves three best friends 
and sisters, Gigi Giannini who was 
part of her soul, Terry DeToro 
whom she adored; Dee Lapresta, a 
special present to them; nieces and 
nephews, Diane (Chuck) Diana, 
Michael Giannini, John (Patty) 
Lapresta, Debbie (Bob) White, Mae 
(Ryan) Rowland, Luke (Theresa) 
Lapresta, Sammy (Bonnie) 
Lapresta, Samantha Lapresta; her 
nieces by love, Sharon (John) 
Yarab, Doreen (David) Matheny; 
beloved daughter-in-law, Debbie 
King; sister-in-law, Charlene (Bob) 
Porter; brother-in-law, Don 
Anzevino; great nieces, Gina 
(Chet), Niki (Kevin) Makaela; great 
nephews, Michael and Trey; great-
great niece and nephews, Mia, 
Cash, Kristian and Niko; nephews 
and niece, Joey (Christie), Ralph, 
and Nicole. Besides her parents and 
her husband, Joann was preceded in 
death by her brave and courageous 
son, Tommy King; in-laws, Tom 
and Della King; brothers-in-law, 
Jack Lapresta, Ralph DeToro Chick 
Giannini, Bob King, Wayne King; 
sister-in-law, Viola Anzevino; 
nephews, John DeToro and Chris 
DeToro. Just remember, “Don’t cry 
because it’s over, smile because it 
happened. I love you with all my 
heart – no words on top. Don’t 
mourn, I had a wonderful, long 
life…be happy.” There will be a 
private Mass of Christian Burial on 
Friday for the family.





Obituary
David P. Macry, 78, of Salem, OH, 
passed away at 3:31 a.m. on 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at UPMC 
Shadyside in Pa.

David was born on October 7, 
1942. He was married to Pam 
Macry.

Services are pending.

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





Obituary
James Max Hrovatic, 86, closed his 
eyes and took the hand of Jesus at 
7:33 p. m., on Tuesday, June 8, 
2021 at his home in Salem, Ohio.

He was born on January 21, 1935 in 
Salem, to his parents; the late 
Joseph and Frances (Kastelic) 
Hrovatic.

James was a 1953 graduate of 
Salem High School. He was 
employed at Hunt Valve Co., in his 
hometown of Salem, as a Machinist 
for 30 years, retiring in 1997. 
Previous employment found him at 
Eljers Plumbingware Inc. for 5 
years, Deming Pump for 5 years, 
and Mullins Mfg Co. for 5 years. 
On August 21, 1981 James married 
his wife Barbara Louise (Lozier) 
Hrovatic and they have spent 
almost 40 years making a 
wonderful life together. To those 
that knew James, they would say 
that he was “a man after God’s own 
heart”. His heartbeat was truly 
seeking God’s direction in his life 
and being obedient to His call. 
James loved people! He would take 
any opportunity to spend time with 
people, especially if it offered him 
time to serve, talk, pray, or share 
God’s word and love with them. 
James was an active member of the 
Church at the Center in Salem. He 
was an active participant in “Men 
of Faith” and was among the first 
10 to develop the “Men’s Rally In 
the Valley”. James had a cabin that 
had a small lake that he would often 
retreat to and bask in the beauty of 
God’s creation. He spent many 
hours sitting on the porch in time of 
peaceful worship which could be 
listening to hymns, spending time 
in scripture and in prayer. James 
lived his life to please his Heavenly 
Father and it is with assurance that 
we can hear Him say… “well done, 
good and faithful servant...Enter 
into the joy of your Lord”-Matthew 
5:23.

Along with his wife, James is 
survived by his daughter; Debra 
(Hrovatic) Barker, granddaughter; 
Angie Lee (Rick) Johnston, 2 great 
grandchildren; Dylan Tyler Cook 
and Troy Johnston, “adopted 
children”; Pastor Christopher and 
Coria Brock, and their children; 
Croesus, Emma and Christopher Jr., 
all of Salem.

In addition to his parents, James is 
preceded in death by his son David 
Lee Hrovatic who passed away in 
2012 and a great grandson; Alex DJ 
Hrovatic, sisters; Frances Ziegler, 
Margaret Dumovic, Rosa Lee 
Hemmen, Iva Ann Adams, Mary 
Simpson, twin brothers; John and 
Carl Hrovatic, and brothers; Joseph, 
Rudy, Ralph, Ernie, and Charles 
Hrovatic.

Services and a time of 
remembrance for James will be 
announced at a later date.

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





Obituary
Nina May Cook, 103, passed away 
peacefully on Saturday, May 29th at 
Continuing Healthcare of 
Boardman. She was born February 
24, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to the 
late Oscar and Mamie (Atkinson) 
Bondesen. Her family moved to 
Youngstown, Ohio in 1926—the 
state Nina called home for nearly 
95 years. 

Nina graduated from South High 
School of Youngstown in 1936. She 
took piano lessons when the family 
could afford it and spent her early 
years with her brother, Sterling, 
enjoying time at Idora Park, 
swimming, or going to Euclid 
Beach and Amusement Park. She 
enjoyed the outdoors and would 
ride her second-hand bicycle 
whenever she could. In the 
summertime, Nina and her friends 
would walk to Isaly's store for a 
chocolate or butter pecan ice cream 
cone. Her love for sweets never 
waned. 

When she was in 11th grade, she 
got a part time job at the South Side 
Library, working in the children's 
room. Nina went back to work at 
the library in 1965 where she 
helped move the library into its new 
building in 1968. She worked there 
until she retired in 1978. 

Another favorite hobby was ice 
skating on Lake Glacier in Mill 
Creek Park where she met Jeff 
Cook, whom she began to date. 
When Pearl Harbor was attacked on 
December 7, 1941, Jeff was the first 
person from Linde Bell Transit to 
enlist; his choice was the United 
States Air Force. In every letter he 
wrote to Nina, he asked to marry 
her. When Nina finally said yes, 
Jeff immediately bought an 
engagement ring and sent it to Nina 
through the mail. They were 
married in July 1945. Their first 
child, Laurel Jean Cook, was born 
March 1, 1946 and came into this 
world weighing two pounds and 
one ounce. She was the smallest 
preemie ever born at Northside 
Hospital at that time. In 1948, Jeff 
purchased an acre on Summit Drive 
in Canfield for $100 and in 1953, 
Nina and Jeff were blessed with a 
healthy baby boy, Gary Wayne 
Cook. 

Nina lived a very full and 
rewarding life and triumphed over 
myriad challenges. She read story 
books to every one of her 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. She attended plays, 
musical programs, sporting events, 
majorette and band shows, 
baptisms, birthdays, graduations, 
weddings, and anniversaries of all 
those she loved. She survived the 
Spanish flu pandemic, the Great 
Depression, a hip fracture, heart 
failure, broken ribs, many bouts of 
pneumonia, and Covid-19. She was 
still climbing ladders well in her 
80s to paint parts of the house that 
her husband and she built together. 
She was a loyal patriot who served 
her country as a nurse's aid in 
World War II. Nina was an active 
member of the American Legion 
Auxiliary Canfield Post #177 and 
has served as President, Secretary, 
and Poppy Chairman. She was also 
a frequent volunteer at the Canfield 
War Veteran's Museum and a 
member of Canfield United 
Methodist Church. Nina enjoyed 
traveling and fishing trips to 
Canada with her husband, she was a 
member of the Canfield Crafty 
Club, and enjoyed playing cards 
with her Bridge Club, “the Elegant 
Eight.” 
After living in Canfield for 66 
years, Nina moved to Northern 
Virginia in 2014 to live with her 
daughter and son-in-law. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, 
her husband, Jeff, of 46 years, her 
brother Sterling, her sister-in-law 
Mary Jane, her daughter, Laurel, in 
January of 2018, and her son, Gary, 
in February 2018. At the age of 
103, Nina is survived by her son-in-
law, Stanley Rupert, and daughter-
in-law, Beverly Vangeloff-Cook, six 
grandchildren, ten great 
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and 
many dear friends who will miss 
her greatly. We rest assured that 
because of her steadfast faith in 
Jesus, she is now enjoying a long-
awaited reunion. A life so pure and 
full of grace will never be forgotten. 
In lieu of flowers, please consider 
making a donation in her name to 
the American Legion Auxiliary, 
Canfield Chapter. Please make 
check out to “American Legion 
Auxiliary, Post 177” and mail to 
American Legion Auxiliary, P.O. 
Box 53, Canfield, OH 44406. 
Friends may call Saturday, June 
12th from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. 
followed by a funeral service at 
11:00 a.m. at Lane Family Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel.





Obituary
Roy M. Fay, 75 of Austintown died 
unexpectedly Friday at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center Emergency Room. 
Roy, known as “Bud” was born 
March 17, 1946 in Chicago, 
Illinois, son of the late Andrew J. 
and Julia (Kobernick) Fay and came 
to Boardman in 1963. Bud 
graduated from Hubbard High 
School and following graduation he 
enlisted in the United States Marine 
Corps. He served two tours of duty 
in Vietnam, as a combat engineer in 
Hue City and Da Nang during the 
tet offensive, honorably discharged 
in 1970 with the rank of Sergeant. 
Bud worked for General Motors, 
Lordstown for 31 years before 
retiring in January of 2004. He was 
a member of Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Parish where he volunteered 
for the church festival and anything 
else the church needed, and also a 
member of the Austintown Fitch 
Band Parents from 1986-1996. Bud 
always enjoyed helping with 
whatever was needed by anyone. 
He enjoyed wintering in Arizona 
for the past 18 years, riding his bike 
and most importantly he looked 
forward to spending time with his 
grandchildren. He leaves his wife, 
the former Kathryn “Jinx” Grim, 
whom he married July 5, 1969; his 
children, Michael (Holly) Fay of 
Canfield, Erin Fay of North Canton, 
Thomas (Michelle) Fay of 
Edgerton, Kansas; four 
grandchildren, Jake, Aidan, Riley 
and T.J. He also leaves two sisters, 
Anastasia “Pookie” Johnson of 
Elizabeth, CO, Abby (Joe) Ivan of 
Boardman; and a brother, Chuck 
Fay of Pittsburgh, PA. Besides his 
parents, Bud was preceded in death 
by two sisters, Andrea DeSantis and 
Audrey Schroeder. Friends may call 
Friday from 10:00 am until 10:45 
am at Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Parish, followed by a Memorial 
Mass at 11:00 a.m..The family 
would like to extend thanks to the 
Cleveland Clinic and the VA, as 
well as Dr. Thomas Traikoff for 
their years of care.





Obituary
BOARDMAN - Arlan E. Crawford, 
89, died Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 
his residence. He was born August 
27, 1931 in Elkton, OH; son of the 
late Paul and Gertrude (Armstrong) 
Crawford.

Arlan was a 1950 graduate of 
Salem High School.  He then 
enlisted in the United States Air 
Force, where served in Japan in the 
Korean Conflict.

He worked at Ohio Bell (AT&T), 
where he started as a lineman and 
later in engineering at Ohio Bell in 
Youngstown.

Arlan was Past secretary/treasurer 
at the Salem Elks Lodge #305.

Some of his passions were building 
with his hands which turned into 
building model airplanes and later 
flying them. Arlan was part-owner 
of a private plane at the Salem Air 
Park that he occasionally flew.

He also had a passion for building 
computers and anything electrical.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen 
(Jackson) Crawford, whom he 
married August 19, 1987; one 
daughter, Janelle (Rob) Sylvester of 
Poland; one stepdaughter, Jill (Tom) 
Weikart of Salem; adopted 
daughter, Deborah Crawford; 
siblings, Ruth Blake of New 
Mexico, Dona McCloskey of 
Columbus, and David Crawford of 
Florida; grandchildren, Aadam 
Zocolo, Aryn Glenn, and Brad 
Galla; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Arlan was 
preceded in death by one son, Keith 
Crawford; one stepdaughter, Jenifer 
Farmer; one sister, Eileen Shanker; 
and one brother, Richard Crawford.

An Elks Service will begin 11:00 
a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 
Stark Memorial followed by a 
memorial service with Pastor Brian 
Ethridge officiating with military 
honors.

Friends and family will be received 
Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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

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





Obituary
Raymond Harmon III passed away 
Saturday morning at St Elizabeth 
Hospital Boardman. Raymond was 
born July 21, 1957, in Clarksdale 
Mississippi, the son of Raymond 
Harmon Jr. And Mary Nell 
Harmon. He was a retired self-
employed carpenter. Raymond is 
survived by his wife Carol Della 
Penna Harmon and children, Sam 
Sparks of Colorado Springs, Dawn 
Ballard of Clarksdale, Mississippi, 
Yuvonda Ewing of Tupelo 
Mississippi and stepson Rob Sell of 
Youngstown. He also leaves his 
sister Lee Harmon Cassatta of 
Clarksdale Mississippi. Raymond 
was preceded in death by his 
brothers Danny and Bob Harmon. 
Family and friends may call from 
6pm to 7:30 pm Wednesday 
evening at the Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Raymond Harmon III passed away 
Saturday morning at St Elizabeth 
Hospital Boardman. Raymond was 
born July 21, 1957, in Clarksdale 
Mississippi, the son of Raymond 
Harmon Jr. And Mary Nell 
Harmon. He was a retired self-
employed carpenter. Raymond is 
survived by his wife Carol Della 
Penna Harmon and children, Sam 
Sparks of Colorado Springs, Dawn 
Ballard of Clarksdale, Mississippi, 
Yuvonda Ewing of Tupelo 
Mississippi and stepson Rob Sell of 
Youngstown. He also leaves his 
sister Lee Harmon Cassatta of 
Clarksdale Mississippi. Raymond 
was preceded in death by his 
brothers Danny and Bob Harmon. 
Family and friends may call from 
6pm to 7:30 pm Wednesday 
evening at the Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel.





Obituary
Former YSU voice instructor and 
choral director C. Wade “Doc” 
Raridon, 88, passed away 
peacefully in his sleep early 
Saturday, June 5th. Wade was born 
December 6, 1932, in Sioux City, 
Iowa, and was the eldest of five 
children. He lived in Carroll, Iowa, 
as a youth and was a member of the 
Boy Scouts. He often worked 
delivering laundry for the family 
business owned by his maternal 
grandparents. He graduated with his 
class in 1951 from Carroll High 
School and lettered in track, 
wrestling, and football where he 
was the center and nose guard for 
the championship team. Wade then 
began his college education at Iowa 
State University in Ames, Iowa, 
majoring in electrical engineering, 
but soon transferred to the 
University of Iowa in Iowa City 
when his interest turned instead to 
music. He was a member of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon fraternity and received 
both his Bachelor (1956) and 
Master of Arts (1957) degrees from 
the university’s school of music 
under the tutelage of Professor 
“Prof” Herold Stark. It was there 
Wade met and fell in love with 
fellow voice student Rosemary 
Jenkins, when they first performed 
together at a local Rotary dinner. 
They married in September of 1954 
and blissfully shared their great 
love for music and each other for 
over 66 years. Wade’s first teaching 
assignment was at Luther College 
in Decorah, Iowa, followed by 
Morningside College in Sioux City. 
In 1963, he accepted a position at 
Youngstown State University (then 
known as Youngstown College) 
teaching voice, music theory and 
diction at the college’s Dana School 
of Music. Also at this time Wade 
became the director of the chancel 
choir at Christ Church United 
Presbyterian in Youngstown, a 
position he held for the next 25 
years. He and Rosemary brought 
their young family to a new home 
on the west side of Youngstown 
where the couple continued to 
reside until 2013. They moved to 
Ohio Living Park Vista and most 
recently have resided at Wickshire 
Poland. Upon receiving a two-year 
sabbatical in 1969, Wade once 
again went to study with Professor 
Stark at the University of Iowa and 
successfully earned a Doctor of 
Musical Arts degree in 1972. A 
digital copy of his doctoral 
dissertation, “A Comprehensive 
Performance Project in Solo Vocal 
Literature with an Essay on 
Soprano-Tenor Chamber Duets of 
Agostino Steffani and a Prepared 
Performance Edition of Steffani's 
Chamber Duet, E Cosi Mi 
Compatite,” can be viewed at 
http://ir.uiowa.edu/. Wade and 
Rosemary debuted this duet during 
a faculty recital upon returning to 
Youngstown. Wade resumed his 
teaching position at YSU and soon 
became known affectionately by his 
students as “Doc”. He became the 
founding director of the Dana 
Madrigal Singers and the Dana 
Chorale, initiated and organized the 
now traditional holiday “Carols and 
Cocoa” event, and was instrumental 
in producing the festive Madrigal 
Dinners presented by the students 
each Christmas. Both groups had 
the privilege of touring and 
performing in various European 
cities under his direction, the 
madrigal group in 1969 and the 
chorale in 1982 and 1999. His 
original madrigal group from 
Morningside College also toured 
Europe in 1961. Dedicating over 
forty years to teaching young 
people, Wade was active in the 
Ohio Music Education Association, 
the Ohio Choral Directors 
Association, the National 
Association of Teachers of Singing, 
and the American Choral Directors 
Association. In 1984 he was the 
recipient of Youngstown State’s 
Distinguished Professor Award. He 
and his groups gained recognition 
through their performances at the 
OMEA Chamber Choir Festivals, 
several OMEA conferences, and 
state and regional conferences for 
the ACDA. He previously served as 
both treasurer and president of the 
OCDA, receiving the organization’s 
Distinguished Service Award in 
2015. Wade also adjudicated 
countless solo and choir 
competitions in twelve states 
throughout his career. 
After retiring from YSU in 2004, 
Wade continued to teach private 
voice lessons at his home. In 2005, 
he formed The Wade Raridon 
Singers, a choral group consisting 
of some of his and Rosemary’s 
former voice students. Although he 
was forced to step away from 
directing “The Singers” in 2016 due 
to declining health, the group 
continued to perform in the 
Youngstown area several times 
under the direction of member Mr. 
Vic Ellenberger. Always interested 
in sports, Wade was a great fan of 
the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis 
Cardinals, and the Cleveland 
Cavaliers. He served as an umpire 
for the Mill Creek Little League 
baseball organization for several 
years and umpired and coached 
Pony League baseball as well. He 
and Rosemary both loved cheering-
on the Iowa Hawkeyes football and 
basketball teams. They eagerly 
attended the Rose Bowl game in 
1991 to watch their beloved 
Hawkeyes play, and thoroughly 
enjoyed the experience despite the 
team’s loss. Wade is survived by his 
wife, Rosemary, of Youngstown; 
daughter, Geri Socciarelli and son-
in-law, Michael, of Cuyahoga Falls, 
Ohio; and son, Timothy Raridon, of 
Girard, Ohio; four grandchildren, 
Anthony Socciarelli (Laura 
Mangual) of Tampa, Florida, Christi 
Nicula (Michael) of Cortland, Ohio, 
Edward Socciarelli (Holly) of 
Sarver, Pennsylvania, and Andrew 
Raridon (Sarah) of Valparaiso, 
Indiana; four great-granddaughters, 
Vada Socciarelli, Ruth Raridon, 
Riley Nicula, and Wren Raridon; 
one great-grandson, Arlo Raridon; 
sister, Judith Raridon, of Virginia 
Beach, Virginia; brother, Donald 
“Skip” Raridon (Nancy), of Omaha, 
Nebraska; sister-in-law, Pat Jenkins, 
of Washington, Iowa; many nieces 
and nephews; special family friend, 
Denise Smith, of Ravenna, Ohio; 
and countless dear friends and 
former colleagues. He was preceded 
in death by his eldest son, Atty. 
Michael Raridon in 2019; parents, 
Guy and Dallas Raridon; brother, 
Delbert “Dobie” Raridon; sister, 
Barbara Mueller; brother-in-law, 
Anton Mueller; parents-in-law, 
Charles and Ruth Jenkins; brothers-
in-law, Kermit Jenkins and Quentin 
Jenkins; and sister-in-law, Dorothy 
Jenkins. Visitation will be on 
Thursday, June 10th, from 2pm to 
5pm at Lane Funeral Home 
Angstrom Chapel, Boardman, Ohio, 
with the funeral service beginning 
at 5pm. Graveside services will take 
place at a later date at the Oregon 
Township Cemetery in Ainsworth, 
Iowa. In lieu of flowers, material 
tributes may made to the Herald 
Stark Opera Scholarship, 92 East 
Burlington Street, Iowa City, Iowa, 
52242. Wade will always be 
remembered for his sharp wit, his 
great sense of humor and love of 
puns, his unwavering dedication to 
his hundreds of students, and his 
loving devotion to Rosemary and 
their family. But most of all, he will 
be remembered for the supreme joy 
he found in beautiful music – 
whether listening to, teaching, or 
performing – it was the cornerstone 
of his life. 
The Raridon Family would like to 
express their gratitude to Dr. 
Thomas Traikoff, the staffs at Park 
Vista, Wickshire Poland, Home 
Instead, and Hospice of the Valley 
for their excellent care during 
Wade’s extended illness.





Obituary
Elzie Kenneth Sumlar, better known 
as “Kenny”, age 73, passed away 
peacefully on June 5, 2021 at 
Heritage of Hudson with his 
beloved wife by his side. 
Kenny was born July 3, 1947 in 
Kentucky. 
Kenny was a wonderful husband, 
father, and Papa. His smile, jokes 
and contagious laugh will be missed 
dearly. 
He was preceded in death by his 
mother Lillie Sumlar, his son Leo 
Scalia, and dearest brother Donnie 
Owens. 
Kenny is survived by his wife, the 
former Kathleen Scalia, his 
daughter Lea (Michael) Simpkins; 
his granddaughters, Katina Scalia 
(Dillon Orlando), and Kayla Scalia 
(Matt Rosen), and Delanie 
Simpkins; a grandson Blake 
Simpkins; great granddaughters, 
Adalynn “Curly Sue” and Audriana 
“Smiley”; brother-in-law Lenny 
Scalia and sister-in-law Toni 
Feckley, and many nieces and 
nephews. 
Friends may call 5-8PM Wednesday 
at the Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral 
Home, 141 N. Meridian St. in 
Ravenna, where the funeral service 
will be held at 1PM Thursday. 
Interment in Standing Rock 
Cemetery. 
A special thank you to the Staff and 
Therapy Department at Heritage of 
Hudson for caring for Kenny like 
he was one of your own. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Kenny’s family.





Obituary
Elsie DeHoff, 95, formerly of 
Austintown died peacefully on June 
3, 2021, at Mulberry Gardens, 
Munroe Falls, Ohio. Elsie was born 
on February 28, 1926 to Harry and 
Anna Suosio Johnson in New 
Castle, Pennsylvania. She graduated 
from New Castle High School and 
was employed by Pennsylvania Bell 
until her marriage to Herbert 
DeHoff Jr on July 25, 1947. Elsie 
and Herbert were married for 42 
years. A woman of faith, Elsie was 
a member of Smith Corners United 
Methodist Church where she 
arranged the alter flowers for many 
years and was a member of the 
United Methodist Women’s group. 
Elsie was a Master Gardener whose 
talent was shared as a National 
Flower Show Judge, a member of 
the Austintown and Gleaners 
Garden Clubs, and a past president 
of the Youngstown Garden Forum. 
She volunteered in the library at the 
garden center in Fellow’s Riverside 
Gardens for 40 years. She was a 
long-time member of the Dublin 
Grange. She enjoyed the art of 
Ikebana Japanese flower arranging, 
crocheting and anagram puzzles 
and spending time with her 
grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. She will be missed 
by her sons Richard J. (Sara) 
DeHoff and Brian N. DeHoff, 
grandchildren Kimberly (Dan) 
Carper, Christopher Rogers (Alysa 
Frankland) and Emily DeHoff, 
great grandchildren Morgan, 
Brendan, Abby, Molly and Riley. 
She was preceded in death by her 
husband, daughter Brenda Rogers, 
and sisters Eleanor Johnson and 
Vivian Pitzer. Visitation for Elsie 
will be held on Tuesday June 8, 
2021, from 5:00 -7:00 PM and 
Wednesday June 9, 2021, from 
10:00 – 11:00 AM followed by a 
funeral service at 11:00 AM at Lane 
Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, 
5797 Mahoning Avenue, 
Youngstown, Ohio. Burial will take 
place at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens. In lieu of flowers 
memorial contributions can be 
made to Smith Corners United 
Methodist Church. The family 
would like to thank Mulberry 
Gardens and Asana Hospice for 
their care of Elsie. 
Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
leave condolences to the family.





Obituary
Cortland – Lynne Chronister 
Detrow, of Cortland, OH, passed 
away at Cleveland Clinic on Friday 
June 4, 2021, at 8:22 p.m., after an 
extended illness. She was 72 years 
old. 
Lynne was born on April 10, 1949, 
in Akron, OH and graduated from 
Stow High School in 1967. 
She loved to cook, craft, and read. 
She loved her family, her fur babies, 
and her best friends Mary, Alana, 
and Jennifer of South Carolina. She 
had an outgoing and good-natured 
personality that made her an instant 
friend to everyone she met. She 
loved to live life in her own way. 
Her favorite saying was, “I want to 
live, live, live until I die.” 
She is survived by her husband of 
nearly 52 years, Robert Jay Detrow; 
her mother Betty Milliken 
Chronister of Stow, OH; her two 
daughters Teri (Derrick) Harris of 
Cortland, OH and Becky DeWyse 
of Thornton, CO; her one son 
Robert (Tamara) Detrow II of 
Laurens, SC; her two sisters Nancy 
(Dave) Carroll of Dundee, OH, and 
Maryanne Chronister of Cuyahoga 
Falls, OH; her thirteen 
grandchildren Brandon, PJ, Jordan 
(Jing), Michael, Austin, Tevin, Rob, 
Alek, Eisik, Alley (Alex), Zoe, 
Sydney, and Gemini; and her three 
great-grandchildren Eli, Emma, and 
Kaiden. 
Lynne was preceded in death by her 
father, Perry J. Chronister. 
A celebration of life will be held at 
Lynne’s home for all family and 
friends on June 15, 2021, from 
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. 
Family and friends may leave their 
heartfelt condolences for Lynne at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
Alice Marie Carkido, 85, of 
Canfield passed away early Friday 
morning, June 4, 2021. Alice was 
born, November 15, 1935, in 
Youngstown the daughter of Wayne 
and Jeanette (Weil) Chapman. She 
was the owner of Carkido Ceramics 
for 17 years from 1976 until 1993. 
Prior to owning the ceramics 
business, Alice was a hairdresser 
for 12 years. She was a member of 
Georgie Boy Camping Club, Ohio 
Good Sam Camping Club, 
Carnations Kampers Camping 
Club, Salem Scamper Camping 
Club, and had camped in all of the 
lower 48 states. Alice was also an 
active volunteer with the Big Reach 
Program here in Ohio and as a 
“Snowbird” in Harlingen, Texas 
where she spent much of her time 
volunteering. Alice most recently 
was attending Boardman Baptist 
Church. Her husband James J. 
Carkido, whom she married 
February 7, 1953, passed away 
April 9, 2006. Alice leaves two 
children, Bonita A. Carkido of 
Youngstown, and Wayne “Tony” 
(Denise) Carkido of Canfield, one 
sister, Anne (Jerry) Ducay of 
Austintown, five grandchildren, 
Kellie (Mike) Treharn, Jeff 
Koniowsky, James “Lex” (Sarah) 
Carkido, Zachary Carkido, and 
Taylor (Brian) Cowles, as well as 
five great grandchildren, Michael 
Treharn, Abigail Treharn, Elena 
Cowles, Lucia, Cowles, and Finley 
Carkido. Alice was preceded in 
death by her parents and her 
husband. Friends may call for 4 to 7 
PM Monday and again from 9:30 to 
10 AM Tuesday at the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel where 
services will be held at 10 am on 
Tuesday.





Obituary
Vincent L. D’Apruzzo, 45, passed 
away Tuesday afternoon, June 
1,2021 at his home with his loved 
ones by his side. Vince was born 
September 14, 1975 in Youngstown 
the son of Leonard and Bonnie 
(Nech) D’Apruzzo. He was a 
graduate of Boardman High School, 
class of 1994 and a graduate of 
New Castle School of Trades as an 
electrician. Vince worked as an 
electrician with the IBEW. His 
hobbies included cars and cooking. 
He was a self-proclaimed grill 
master. On December 31, 2020, 
Vince married his high school 
sweetheart, the former Bobbi 
Boyles and together they were 
raising their blended family. 
Besides his wife Bobbi, he leaves 
four children, Tony and Michael of 
Lordstown, Lexi and Dylan of 
Canfield, his parents Leonard and 
Bonnie of Mesa, AZ, and his twin 
brother Anthony D’Apruzzo of 
North Lima as well as one nephew, 
Anthony and two nieces, Angel and 
Gianna. Vince was preceded in 
death by his grandparents. Private 
services celebrating Vince’s life 
were held. Arrangements were 
entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel.





Obituary
Richard “Rich” J. Valley, 82, of 
Canfield, passed away Wednesday, 
June 2, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital in Boardman. 
Born January 14, 1939 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, Rich was the 
son of Ernest J. and Helen (Lesko) 
Valley. 
Rich was a 1957 graduate of 
Struthers High School. At 14 years 
old, Rich started painting for his 
father and he continued working for 
the family business, Valley Modern 
Painting, for over 53 years. 
In his younger years, Rich played 
the saxophone for Bill Davids 
Rockets, backed Connie Francis, 
and the Edsels. Rich and his wife 
Doris, were very active and 
belonged to several bowling 
leagues, golf leagues, card clubs. 
He was a member of the Mahoning 
County Corvette club and enjoyed 
cruising with his wife, in his 1962 
Ford Galaxie. He was an avid 
Cleveland Browns and the Ohio 
State Buckeyes fan; and he enjoyed 
watching his grandchildren 
participate in the various activities 
including band, sports, and the arts. 
Besides his parents, Rich is 
preceded in death by his wife of 63 
years, the former Doris Burrows, 
whom passed away sadly six 
months ago, November 16, 2020. 
He is also preceded in death by his 
brothers Robert and Gary Valley. 
Rich leaves his three children Terri 
(Dave) Soukenik, Annette Valley, 
and Rick (Dawn) Valley; his brother 
Ernie Jr. (Maryann) Valley; his five 
grandchildren Timothy Alexander, 
and Jesse, Brooke, Brandi, and Bree 
Valley; three step grandchildren 
Jennifer, David, and Andrew 
Soukenik; his step great grandson 
Beau Beitzel; and many nieces, 
nephews and cousins. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends, Sunday, June 6, 2021 
from 2:00-4:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Canfield Chapel. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held on 
Monday, June 7, 2021, at St. 
Michael’s Church in Canfield at 
11:00 am, where the family will 
receive relative and friends from 
10:00- 10:45 AM at the church. 
Rich will be laid to rest beside his 
wife at Calvary Cemetery.





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Bruce Eric 
Garland, 56, passed away early 
Monday morning, May 31, 2021 at 
Hospice House in Poland, after a 
courageous battle with cancer. He 
was born October 1, 1964 in 
Youngstown, a son of K.E. and 
Janet (Heitman) Garland. Bruce 
was the owner and operator of 
Bruce E. Garland Construction. He 
was a 1983 graduate of Canfield 
High School. Bruce attended Our 
Lady of Lebanon National Shrine in 
North Jackson. He had a great sense 
of humor and enjoyed making 
people laugh. Bruce was passionate 
about politics and served as a 
Republican Committeeman for the 
23rd Precinct. He also served on the 
planning committee for his class 
reunions. Bruce was a collector of 
fine art and antiques and loved 
travelling to New York City and 
Newport, Rhode Island. Bruce 
enjoyed working around his home, 
especially with remodeling projects 
and landscaping. He also loved 
drinking his Starbucks! Bruce is 
survived by his mother, Janet; his 
wife, June L. Musolino, whom he 
married in November of 2015; his 
daughter Hillary (Derek) Smith; his 
brother, Robert (Jeannette) Garland; 
his sister, Amy (James) Mamonis, 
Sr.; his nephews, Todd Garland, 
James (Jenna) Mamonis, Jr., and 
Joseph Mamonis (Brianna); his 
nieces, Jessica Garland (John) and 
Linley (Miguel) Mamonis; his great 
nephew, Kayden; his great nieces, 
Kylie, Kelsey and Evangeline and 
his beloved Goldendoodle, Gigi. 
Bruce was preceded in death by his 
father, K.E. Garland. Private 
Services were held. Memorial 
contributions may be given to the 
American Cancer Society, 10501 
Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.





Obituary
R. Scott Mallory, 64 passed away 
unexpectedly on June 1, 2021, in 
Columbus, Ohio. Scott was born on 
May 18, 1957, in Youngstown, 
Ohio the son of Richard A. and 
Ellamae Jones Mallory. On July 21, 
1979, Scott was united in marriage 
to his high school sweetheart Lori 
Hildebrand Mallory with whom he 
shared 41 years. A 1975 graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School, 
Scott continued his education at 
Youngstown State University 
receiving a Bachelor of Science in 
Electrical Engineering. Scott was 
employed by Owens Corning for 
thirty-five years currently serving 
as the Director of Engineering. 
Scott traveled extensively and was a 
proud member of the Delta 
Diamond Club. He enjoyed boating, 
golf and remodeling especially 
helping his children with their home 
projects. He will be deeply missed 
by his wife Lori, children Chase 
(Leah) Mallory and Kaitlin (Katie 
Hinch) Mallory, grandchildren 
Finley Kate and Duke Alan, sisters 
Kimberly (Samuel) Amendolara, 
Amy (Doug) Shaffer, Laurie (Joe) 
Keller and Stacie (Terry) Helminiak 
and many nieces and nephews. 
Scott’s memory will be carried on 
by his family, as well as a close-knit 
group of friends whose friendship 
began in Little League and 
remained strong throughout the 
years. Scott was preceded in death 
by his parents. Family and Friends 
may call on Saturday June 5, 2021, 
from 10:00 – 12:00 at Green Haven 
Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3495 S. 
Canfield Niles Road, Canfield, 
Ohio. A funeral service will follow 
visitation at 12:00 PM with Pastor 
Mark Nelson officiating. In lieu of 
flowers the family request 
memorial donations to American 
Foundation for Suicide Prevention 
https://afsp.org





Obituary
James L. DeRose, 76, of 
Austintown, passed away, Friday, 
May 28th, surrounded by his loving 
family, at the Hospice House in 
Poland. 
Born May 17, 1945 in Fresno, 
California, James was the son of 
James and Rita (Strobol) DeRose. 
James was a 1963 graduate of 
Chaney High School and earned his 
Bachelor’s in Business 
Administration from Youngstown 
State University in 1968. Upon 
graduation, James served his 
country in the United States Army, 
101st Airborne Division and was 
awarded the Bronze Star with the 
“V” device and the Air Medal. 
Prior to his retirement James 
worked for 35 years at General 
Motors Fisher Fab Plant. His 
hobbies included reading, watching 
classic movies and sports; he was 
an avid Cleveland sports fan and 
the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a 
kind, gentle man and loved to 
animals and nature. 
He leaves his wife of 53 years, the 
former Barbara Houser; his children 
Stacey (Timothy) Bialowas and 
William (Jennifer) DeRose; and his 
grandchildren Trey Bialowas and 
Alexandria DeRose. 
Per his wishes, a private memorial 
service will be held. The family 
suggests memorial contributions be 
made in his name to Purple Cat, 
334 N. Pearl Street, Youngstown, 
Ohio 44506 or Angels for Animals, 
4750 W. South Range Road, 
Canfield, Ohio 44406.





Obituary
Kathlyn C. Greene, age 80, of 
Louisville, passed away 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in her 
home. She was the daughter of the 
late Arthur D. and Mary A. Smith 
of Louisville, OH. She is survived 
by her husband Robert E Greene, a 
brother, Arthur (Pam) Smith; four 
daughters, Corrine (Gregory) 
Hansen, Mary (Brad) Koah, 
Suzanne (Chuck) Elliott, Melissa 
(Mark) Bishop; four sons, Thomas 
Gill, Michael (Angela) Gill, Jeff 
(Linda) Ramser, Daniel Ramser; 
and 13 grandchildren. There will be 
no calling hours or funeral services 
per Kathlyn's wishes. She will be 
laid to rest, beside her parents, in 
Bethlehem Cemetery. Online 
condolences may be left for the 
family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                                    
Stier-Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Mary (Dugan) Hoy, age 63, of 
Alliance passed away on May 31, 
2021.

She was born on January 7, 1958 in 
Alliance to Eugene and Eileen 
(Frank) Dugan. 

Mary graduated from Alliance High 
School in 1976. She worked as a 
waitress, glass-etching, doing 
laundry at the hospital and she also 
worked for American Steel 
Foundry. Mary attended St. 
Joseph’s Catholic Church. She 
shared the gift of life with many 
people in need through organ 
donation.

 Those left to cherish her memory 
are her son, Kevin Dugan; 
daughter-in-law, DeAnna Dugan; 
grandchildren, Taylor and Ashton 
Leasure, Austin Pinter, Breezelynn 
Kelly, Mason Dugan and Dallis 
Ford; and siblings, Jim and Vicky 
(White) Mike, Patrick Dugan, 
Frances (Dugan) Hamby, Calvin 
and Catherine (Dugan) Smith; and 
many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Donald Hoy, 
whom she married on November 
24, 2004 and who passed on June 
13, 2016; two brothers, Gerald and 
Joseph; step-father, Frank Caruso; 
nephews Jacob and Charles 
“Chucky”; several aunts and uncles; 
brother-in-law, Fred Hamby; 
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Alton 
Dugan and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice 
Frank.

A visitation will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Monday, June 7th from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. with a service to 
follow at 7:00 p.m. The Very Rev. 
Cannon Matthew Mankowski, D. 
Min will officiate.  

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





Obituary
Youngstown - Joan E. Paul-Dickey, 
age 56, of Youngstown, died on 
Friday, May 28, 2021.

She was born on January 21, 1965, 
in Youngstown, daughter of the late 
John and Jane Roux Paul.

Joan had worked as an accountant 
and did freelance work through out 
her life. In high school she was an 
accomplished athlete, running track. 
Joan was always known for being a 
happy person who enjoyed crafting 
and making gifts for her children 
and family. She had a love for the 
outdoors and all animals, especially 
her cats and her dog Saadey. Joan 
was thankful for her close friends 
and family who helped, cared, 
loved and supported her.

Joan is survived by her daughter, 
Nicole Enright of Youngstown; two 
sons, Alexander (Brittany) Dickey 
of North Lima and Kyle (Erin) 
Dickey of DeLand, FL; a 
granddaughter, Claire Dickey; a 
brother, John Paul and a sister, Julie 
Paul.

A private family gathering will be 
held at a later date.

Memorial donations in honor of 
Joan may be made to Angels for 
Animals.

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

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





Obituary
North Lima - Thelma K. Schmidt 
beloved wife, mother, Grammy, and 
Grammy Great, age 94, went home 
to be with Jesus on Friday, May 28, 
2021.

She was born on May 16, 1927 in 
Wellsville, son of the late John and 
Maggie Echols Garey.

Thelma was a home maker and was 
a member of the first Christian 
Church of Columbiana for 65 years 
where she was involved in Sunday 
Schools, served on the mission 
committee and helped with the 
funeral dinners.

Her loving and caring husband of 
56 years, Robert I. Schmidt, whom 
she married on September 28, 1946, 
preceded her in death on, 
September 18, 2001.

Thelma is survived by her daughter, 
Bonnie (Robert) Kimmel of Poland; 
son, John David (Barbara) Schmidt 
of Columbiana; eight 
grandchildren, twelve great 
grandchildren and many nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by an 
infant son David, a son Garey 
Robert who died January 2, 1992 as 
well as three sisters Helen Todd, 
Gladys Nichleson, and Mary Siddel 
and Four brothers Earnest, Kenneth, 
Phillip, and John Garey.

Services will be held on Thursday 
June 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Bill Requardt officiating.

The family will receive friends on 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6:00 
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana and again on Thursday 
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior 
to the funeral at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at 
Columbiana County Memorial 
Park, East Liverpool.

The family has asked that those 
who have not been vaccinated 
please where a mask.

Memorial donations may be made 
to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 
Northern Ohio Chapter, “The 
Amazing Ryderman” 8001 Sweet 
Valley Dr. Suite 3, Valley View, OH 
444125.

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

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





Obituary
Scott Cameron, 66, of Mineral 
Ridge, passed away unexpectedly at 
his residence. 
Born August 30, 1954 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, Scott was the 
son of Robert and Roberta (Sachs) 
Cameron. 
Scott was a lifelong resident of 
Mineral Ridge, and a 1972 graduate 
of Mineral Ridge High School. 
Prior to his retirement, he worked 
as a Production Foreman at Dietrich 
Metal Framing for 25 years. He also 
worked at Aerotek and PTC 
Alliance in Beaver Falls. Scott 
enjoyed the outdoors and had a love 
of fishing, gardening, and hunting. 
He loved taking Debbie on long 
scenic drives, as well as cruising in 
his 1950 Chevy. 
To cherish his memory, Scott leaves 
his wife of 48 years, the former 
Debbie Beveridge; his mother-in-
law, Jewel Lundquest, for whom he 
cared and loved; his sons Jon 
(Angie) Cameron and Keith 
(Kathleen) Cameron; his 
grandchildren Lauren (Cody Hepp), 
Leigha, Charlie, and Kensington; 
his siblings Karen (Dick) Murray, 
Randy (Jeri) Cameron, and Dawn 
Cameron; and several nieces, 
nephews, and cousins. 
The family will receive relatives 
and friends Thursday, June 3, 2021 
at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral 
Ridge Chapel, from 11:00 – 12:00 
pm. Pastor Ron Blakeman will 
officiate a Memorial Service 
immediately following at 12pm at 
the funeral home. The family 
suggests in lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions be made to 
Animal Charity, 4140 Market 
Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 or 
Healthy Hearts and Paws Project, 
384 Collar Price Road, Brookfield, 
Ohio 44403.





Obituary
Marisa Elaine Fife, 55 of 
Austintown passed away 
unexpectedly Friday evening at her 
residence. Marisa was born May 2, 
1966 in Salem, a daughter of Harry 
E. Fife and Ruthie (Doyle) Nennig 
and was a lifelong area resident. 
She graduated from United Local 
High School where she was a 
cheerleader and also had attended 
modeling school. She was a 
member of Crossroads Church and 
had a deep and abiding faith in the 
Lord and always looked to Him for 
guidance. Marisa’s prime interest, 
pride and joy was her son Dalton. 
She loved him with all her heart and 
took great pleasure in sharing his 
many accomplishments. Marisa 
also enjoyed doing crafts and 
greatly delighted in decorating and 
flower arranging. Besides her 
mother, Ruthie E. Nennig of Salem 
and her father, Harry E. Fife of 
Akron, Marisa leaves her son, 
Dalton L. Fife at home; a sister, 
Christina (David) Texter of Salem; 
two brothers, Rick Fife of East 
Liverpool and Brett (Erica) Leyman 
of Youngstown, a step-brother, 
Dustin (Shelly Gibson) Nennig of 
Minerva, and many nieces and 
nephews. Marisa was preceded in 
death by her step-father, Wayne 
Nennig and step-brother, Michael 
Nennig. There will be a Celebration 
of Life on Wednesday, June 2nd at 
6:00 pm at Crossroads Church, 554 
S. Meridian Rd. Youngstown. In 
lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations be made to the family to 
offset expenses. 

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





Obituary
Robert H. Eglie, age 90, of 
Homeworth, passed away at 10:05 
a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 
Brookdale Senior Living in 
Alliance.

He was born March 19, 1931 to 
Russell Eglie and Ida (Davis) Eglie 
in Chambersburg, Ohio.

Robert graduated from Minerva 
High School and worked as a 
supervisor for Transue and 
Williams Forge. He was a former 
member of the American Legion 
Post 574 in North Georgetown. 
Robert enjoyed gardening and 
mowing the grass. He served 
honorably in the United States Air 
Force.

Survivors include his sons Michael 
(Christine) Eglie of Alliance, 
Gregory Eglie of Homeworth; 
daughter Teresa (Terry) Kennedy of 
Homeworth; two grandsons; two 
great granddaughters; and several 
nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his 
parents; his wife, Arlene E. 
(Wickersham) Eglie, whom he 
married November 17, 1956, and 
who passed April 14, 2020; son 
Scott Eglie; and two brothers.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Saturday, May 29th at 
1:00 p.m. Interment will be at 
Moultrie Chapel Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Joann Beth Garwood, 86, of 
Columbiana, Ohio, passed away 
May 25, 2021, in Leetonia, Ohio.  
She was born March 28, 1935, in 
Beloit, Ohio, daughter of Orville 
Burbick and Emma Brunner 
Burbick. 

Upon the October 28, 2018 passing 
of her husband, Carl Ross 
Garwood, whom she married on 
March 28, 1952, Joann provided a 
summary of his life’s activities and 
achievements while at the same 
time reflecting on her own life.  
“There won’t be anything to write 
about me; I haven’t done anything.”  
We, her family, feel differently. 

Joann was the Co-CEO, COO, 
CFO, Activities Director, Chief 
Strategist, Director of Potato 
Operations, General Farm Laborer, 
Counselor, Head Cook, Laundry 
Room Supervisor, and Chief Taxi 
Driver of High Hope Farms and the 
Garwood family.  Joann changed an 
estimated 38,325 diapers and fed 
her babies approximately 18,250 
bottles.  She prepared at least 
39,420 meals for her family and 
washed an estimated 79,570 loads 
of laundry.  She simultaneously 
maintained a beautiful lawn, grew 
extraordinary flowers, advised a 4-
H club, maintained the farm and 
family finances, and worked in the 
fields.  She made untold runs to and 
from school to deliver the forgotten 
band instrument, pom poms for the 
evening game, and track spikes for 
the meet.  The miles she racked up 
on her car were for toting her kids 
to and from basketball, 
cheerleading, band, and 4-H camps, 
plus the annual fall move-in and 
spring pick-up from an array of 
colleges and universities.  Joann’s 
salary?  Her family’s unending love 
and devotion.

 

Once her children were grown and 
she went to visit them, she took to 
them whatever she thought they 
might need – a new set of kitchen 
knives, special farm-grade weed 
killer, bulk packages of paper 
towels, and once even a new 
recliner strapped to the pickup.  She 
rarely showed up at an out-of-
towner child’s house without a 
beloved batch of her homemade 
ground roast beef, and in the dead 
of winter often brought along 
frozen sweet corn from August at 
the farm.  She was famous for her 
willingness to deliver Dutch Haus 
doughnuts to her grown children 
and grandchildren in any state, even 
balancing them carefully in her lap 
on flights to California. 

Joann had a great sense of 
adventure and traveled all over the 
country and even around the world 
to be a part of her family’s 
vacations, Suzuki camps, study 
abroad experiences, and family 
endeavors.  She loved four-
wheeling at the cabin in West 
Virginia, being present for 
graduations as far away as Colorado 
and Florida, taking road trips, 
enjoying cruises to Alaska, the 
Caribbean, and Mexico, and flying 
with her grandson in his King Air.  
During retirement she loved her and 
Carl’s two weeks in fall at 
Pumpkinfest in Indiana, working all 
the behind-the-scenes jobs while 
enjoying her favorite time of the 
year.

Back home, she could often be 
found sitting at the kitchen table 
listening to the concerns of her kids 
and grandkids while dishing out 
some food often covered with 
strawberry jam.  She took care of 
everyone in her presence, and was 
always far more interested in 
hearing about everyone else than 
talking about herself.  She loved 
watching everyone grow up and be 
successful and was very proud of 
the accomplishments, big or small, 
of every single child, grandchild, 
and great-grandchild.

She often showed her love to her 
family through cooking and could 
often be found baking or cooking 
with her grandkids.  But beware - 
when asked for a family-favorite 
recipe, on more than one occasion it 
was documented that she would 
“accidentally” give it out with a 
missing ingredient or step, then 
complain because it didn’t taste just 
like hers. When her kids were little, 
she liked looking through 
magazines and newspapers to find 
new recipes she thought everyone 
else would like.  She would write 
them on index cards and file them 
in The Recipe Box.  One day she 
found the calla lily cookie recipe in 
a newspaper and said, “We are 
going to try this one.”  And a 
legend was born. 

She loved to be on the tractor in the 
fields; windrowing the potatoes at 
harvest was her favorite.  She loved 
her office time and her balanced 
QuickBooks accounts.  She had the 
uncanny ability to keep track of 
birthdays and anniversaries and 
could somehow make the cards 
arrive on THE day.  She loved 
mowing the lawn and visiting with 
friends.  Joann loved spending time 
with her grandchildren and doing 
things with them – reading, playing 
games, talking on FaceTime, 
watching them play sports and 
perform, teaching them to ride their 
bikes without training wheels, 
supervising their first drives on the 
RTV, and visiting special places 
with them.  She loved babies, and 
babies loved her.  Any baby she 
held was comforted, somehow 
instinctively knowing that she had 
done this several thousand times 
before.  Joann had an artistic knack 
that could be seen in her flower 
beds incorporated into the 
landscape or her arrangements of 
pumpkins and gourds for display.  
She loved to go out to eat, she loved 
to laugh, and she loved to work.  
She could, in fact, outwork all of us 
well into her seventies.  She loved 
scrubbed floors, streak-free 
windows, and the breeze that blew 
in through the screen windows and 
doors of the farmhouse.

And she was the boss.  Make no 
mistake.  She liked to keep us in 
line when we went even a little bit 
rogue.  For example, we learned to 
never attempt to make her 
homemade strawberry jam process 
more efficient by doing multiple 
batches simultaneously.  It just 
wasn’t allowed.  There was a right 
way to do everything – a right way 
to sew the potato bags shut, to place 
4 ears of sweet corn on one section 
of the conveyor belt, to hang clean 
curtains, and to cook Dad’s 
breakfast eggs.  So you better learn 
it.  And she stuck to her guns.

Joann loved nothing more than 
family, and would do anything for 
her children, grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren.  And “family” 
was an all-encompassing term.  We 
kids tended to bring people home, 
and just like that, they were part of 
the crowd around the kitchen table.  
As one granddaughter-in-law wrote, 
Joann had an unending amount of 
love to give that went beyond 
blood. She loved every single 
member of the family, even those 
who married in.  She put no effort 
into criticizing the little things since 
there were just simply too many 
loved ones to waste that on. She 
just showered her family with love 
and rejoiced with them in their joys 
and triumphs.

Joann was known to always have 
“her house in order", and as such, 
she did not leave her earthly life 
until she hugged everyone and said 
her goodbyes before entering her 
eternal life with God.

 

Joann is survived by her four sons, 
Robert (Maggie) Garwood of 
Canfield, OH, James (Patricia) 
Garwood of Leetonia, OH, John 
(Linda) Garwood of Leetonia, OH, 
Luke Garwood of Glen Burnie, 
MD; five daughters, Joan (Craig) 
Bell of Chicago, IL, Jean (Kevin) 
Berger of New Waterford, OH, Lori 
(John) Bankert of Zionsville, IN, 
Carla Wade of Asheville, NC, 
Kellee (Greg) Fries of Reading PA; 
two sisters, Evelyn Yaggi of Beloit, 
OH, Jean Prior of FL; 29 
grandchildren, and 37 great-
grandchildren.

Joann was preceded in death by 
father, Orville Burbick, mother, 
Emma Burbick, husband, Carl Ross 
Garwood, son, Thomas Garwood, 
sister, Mildred Fiscus, sister, Vanita 
Kubas, brother, Orville Burbick, 
grandson, Zachary John Garwood.

Services will be held at Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig 





Obituary
Cecelia Pauline (Clare) Armeni, 96 
passed away on May 23, 2021 at 
home surrounded by her family. 
Cecelia was born on January 23, 
1925 in Niles, Ohio the daughter of 
Wyndham W. and Amelia Crumby 
Clare. 
A lifelong resident of the area 
Cecelia attended Niles McKinley 
High School and was employed by 
Packard Electric and Trumbull 
Lamp prior to her marriage. On 
June 18, 1949 she was united in 
marriage to Dominic A. Armeni 
with whom she shared 50 years of 
marriage. 
Cecelia was an animal lover who 
took in many strays over the years. 
Her home was a gathering place for 
her children’s friends who enjoyed 
Cecelia’s homemade pizza. Her 
children describe her as the best 
Mother who was dedicated to her 
family and home. A woman of faith 
Cecelia was a member of Summit 
Assembly of God Church. 
Cecelia is survived by her children 
Dominic Armeni, Sylvia Helco, 
Paul Armeni, Michael (Pam) 
Armeni and Rosemarie (Gary 
Brown) Csiszer, grandchildren 
Joseph Stevens, Brian Helco, 
Jessica Chipps, Jason Armeni, 
Dominic Armeni Jr., Sarah Armeni 
and 7 great grandchildren. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, 
husband Dominic, brothers 
William, Robert, Albert, Paul and 
John, sister Lucille Mazzella and 
daughter in law Barbara Armeni. 
Private services have been held 
with burial at Kerr Cemetery. 
To leave condolences to the family 
please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.





Obituary
SALEM – Anneliese Simon 
Rothbrust, 93 passed away Tuesday, 
May 25, 2021 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born 
August 19, 1927 in Ochtendung, 
Germany, daughter of the late Johan 
and Barbara (Weiler) Simon.

Anneliese worked as a press 
operator at Clark Pulley before 
retiring. She was a member of the 
Saxons Retirees and Saxons Ladies 
Lodge.

Her husband, Paul Rothbrust Sr. 
whom she married July 30, 1949, 
preceded her in death February 13, 
2018.

Survivors include five sons, Joe 
(Luann) Rothbrust of Chagrin Falls, 
Tony (Bunny) Rothbrust of Salem, 
Paul Rothbrust Jr. of Salem, John 
Rothbrust of Beloit and James 
(Kathy) Rothbrust of Meadville, 
PA; daughter, Gisela (Bud) 
Hiltbrand of Salem; 11 
grandchildren; 14 great 
grandchildren; two great-great 
grandchildren; two half-sisters, 
Marlene Minwegen and Helga 
Blotzski, both of Germany; two 
half-brothers, Hans Simon and Karl 
Heinz, both of Germany.

Besides her parents, a son, Herman 
Rothbrust; four brothers, Josef, 
Anton, Johann, and Hermann; two 
sisters, her twin Marianne Vogt and 
Walburgh “Walli” Spack also 
preceded her in death.

Calling hours will be held from 
2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 
2021 at Stark Memorial. Please 
abide by CDC guidelines.

A funeral service will be held at 
4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral 
home with nephew, Richard Vogt 
officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
Salem 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.

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





Obituary
SALEM – William Peter Julian, 69, 
passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 
at Salem Regional Medical Center. 
He was born June 28, 1951 in 
Salem, son of the late Raymond and 
Martha (Janicky) Julian.

Bill graduated from Salem High 
School in 1969.  He was in store 
management for many years before 
retiring as a truck driver. Bill was a 
member of and served as President 
for many years of the Greater 
Youngstown Track Officials 
Association. He has spent many 
seasons at the finish line officiating 
both track and cross country. Bill 
loved seeing all the athletes and 
continuously joked around with 
them all. He also loved his fellow 
officials and considered them part 
of his true family.  Bill was a 
lifetime member of the Salem 
Italian American Club.  He enjoyed 
wood working, “putzing” in the 
yard, golfing, bowling and spending 
time with his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia 
Julian whom he married July 22, 
1972; son, Jason (Sarah) Julian of 
New Waterford; daughter, Erin 
(Tim) Bower of Salem; five 
awesome grandchildren, Emma, 
Luke, Bo, Adyson and Lakyn; 
brother, Dave (Carol) Julian; sister, 
Cathie (Mike) O’Brien; sister, 
Peggy (Tim) Nedzelski and many 
nephews and nieces.

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

A private memorial service will be 
held Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 
Stark Memorial.  Entombment will 
be at Grandview Cemetery.

The family requests any memorial 
gifts be sent to Community 
Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, 
New Philadelphia, OH 44663, LPL 
Financial FBO - Greater 
Youngstown Track Officials 
Association Scholarship Fund, 3887 
Starrs Centre Ste. 2, Canfield, OH 
44406 or Salem Italian American 
Educational Fund, P.O. Box 1060, 
250 Penn Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

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





Obituary
East Palestine - On Friday, May 21, 
2021, Marcia Marie Felger Harrold. 
73, passed away peacefully at home 
surrounded by her family after a 
courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on February 18, 1948 
in Salem, the daughter of Donald 
and Florence Mango Felger.

She was raised in Leetonia and was 
a lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from Leetonia High 
School in 1966 and married her 
high school sweetheart Timothy 
Lee Harrold on August 30, 1969. 
She graduated from Kent State 
University and retired from 
Comcast after 26 years of service.

She had many passions throughout 
her life, golfing, bowling, and 
playing cards, but family and 
friends were always her priority.

She was a devoted grandmother or 
“Nan” whether it was baking or 
going to the beach on vacation 
together. Supporting her 
grandchildren, she attended every 
possible sporting event or program 
that they participated in.

Marcia leaves behind to cherish her 
memory her husband, Timothy Lee 
Harrold of East Palestine; her son, 
Stephen T. (Karen) Harrold of 
Columbiana; son-in-law, Gary 
Steele of Westerville; a brother, 
Donald Felger of Chesterfield, VA 
and her grandchildren.

Marcia was preceded in death by 
her daughter, Nicole Steele and her 
parents Donald and Florence 
Mango Felger.

Marcia was a current member of 
Our Lady of Lords but was a 
member of St. Patrick’s Catholic 
church for most of her life.

A memorial mass will be held at 
11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 
2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic 
Church, Leetonia with G. David 
Weikart Officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Calvary 
Cemetery, Leetonia.

In Lieu of flowers the family 
requests that donations in Marcia’s 
memory be made to Hospice of the 
Valley at 5190 Market St. 
Boardman, OH 44512.

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





Obituary
SALEM – Denise Christine Green, 
67, died Monday, May 24, 2021 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. 
She was born December 25, 1953 in 
Salem, daughter of the late William 
and Francis Sue (Goddard) Ehrhart.

Denise was a 1972 graduate of 
Salem High School. She was a 
member of the Salem Elks Club 
#805. Denise was a member of the 
Salem First Friends Church.

Survivors include her husband, 
Andrew Green whom she married 
March 23, 1974; son, Jason Green 
of Salem; daughter, Jennifer 
(David) Karlen of Beloit, sister, 
Dianne (Larry) Stout of Salem; 
sister-in-law, Debbie Melvin of 
Poland; two grandchildren, Zak and 
Lexi Karlen of Beloit and lots of 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents and many fur babies, 
including her most favorites: 
Poochie Ann, Muffin Ann, Brittney 
Ann, Breeo Lorenzo and Stryper 
James.

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

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

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





Obituary
Catherine Laurel Larson, age 49, of 
Minerva, passed away May 8, 2021. 
She was born on June 29, 1971 in 
Monterey, CA to David Henson and 
Sandra Hartley.

Catherine worked in CA for several 
years as receptionist/guest services 
for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 
Moving to Ohio in 2010, she 
continued to focus on being a 
devoted mother and homemaker, 
who loved her community and 
touched the lives of many. She was 
a free spirit who loved nature, 
writing, arts/crafts, football, 
anything that lit up, holidays and 
just being silly.

Those left to cherish her memory 
are her high school sweetheart and 
husband, Kirk, and their children, 
Allan and Anna Larson, all of 
Minerva; her mother, Sandra 
Hartley, and sister, Jennifer Henson, 
both of Seattle, WA; mothers-in-law 
and fathers-in-law, Elaine and Bob 
Williamson of Marlboro Township, 
OH and Steve and Nona Larson of 
Sheridan, OR; sister-in-law, Kristin 
Prochak of Freeburg, OH; 2 aunts; 
2 uncles; 2 nephews; 3 nieces and 1 
great niece.

Catherine was preceded in death by 
her father, David, and stepmother, 
Venee.

A celebration of life will be held on 
June 29th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 
Brock Park in Minerva.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to Monterey Bay Aquarium, 
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 
93940.     

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





Obituary
Columbiana - Patrick F. McNicol 
,91, of Columbiana, formerly of 
East Liverpool, died on Sunday, 
May 23, 2021 at Salem North 
Healthcare.

Mr. McNicol was born on May 27, 
1929 in East Liverpool, a son of the 
late Harold and Artie Leigh 
McNicol.  After graduating in 1943 
from St. Aloysius Grade School and 
in 1947 from East Liverpool High 
School, Mr. McNicol served in the 
US Army during the Korean 
Conflict in the Army of Occupation 
in Germany.  Patrick graduated 
from Ohio Valley Business College 
in 1956 and he used his education 
while working in data processing 
for 30 years as a computer 
programmer for Crucible Steel in 
Midland, PA retiring in 1982. After 
retiring he decided to further his 
education once again at Ohio Valley 
Business College from 1983-1984 
and go back into the work field at 
East Liverpool City Hospital in 
Information Services from 1984-
1992 and then at the East Liverpool 
Area Old Timer's Baseball 
Association Baseball Fields' 
Complex in maintenance from 
1997-2003 and finally working at 
Hill International in parts delivery 
from 2003-May 2009.

Mr. McNicol was a member of the 
St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 
Columbiana, the East Liverpool 
Area Old Timer's Baseball 
Organization, and had coached the 
East Liverpool Little League ages 
11-12 for 13 years.  He also 
supported and was active with his 
family in the many activities in 
which they participated and enjoyed 
every minute with them including 
his grandchildren as well as his 
special friend, Roberta Allen.  Golf 
had become a favorite for him later 
in his life and he especially loved to 
play with family members and with 
his special friends, George 
Summers and the Boley Brothers at 
the Beaver Creek Meadows, his 
favorite golf course.  He would like 
to thank the Weber Family for their 
special favors and for the marvelous 
facility, as it was his therapy, 
providing so many memories.

Patrick truly enjoyed his family and 
all the time he could spend with 
them.  Just being with them was a 
gift!  The most important and 
biggest gift to him being his wife, 
Joan R. McNicol, who preceded 
him in death on August 12, 2010.  
In Patrick's eyes, Joan made 
everything possible including all 
the happiness he experienced.

Patrick is survived by his three 
sons, Jeffrey B. McNicol of 
Lawrenceville, GA, Patrick J. (Jill) 
McNicol of Leetonia, and Dale F. 
(Tiffany) McNicol of Sugar Hill, 
GA; two daughters, Terri M. (Rick) 
Schuck of Buford, GA and Kathy 
C. (Kenneth) Campbell of East 
Liverpool; a sister, Bonnie A. 
LaScola of East Liverpool; ten 
grandsons, Aaron Schuck, Zachary 
Campbell, Jared McNicol, Henry 
"Hank" McNicol, Vincent McNicol, 
Vance McNicol, Jason Campbell, 
Neil Campbell, Gavin Lynch, and 
Garret Lynch;  four granddaughters, 
Stefanie Schuck, Stacie Campbell, 
Margaret "Meg" McNicol, and 
August Lynch; as well as great 
grandchildren, Jamison McNicol, 
Kendall Campbell, and Madison 
Campbell.

Besides his wife, he is preceded in 
death by a sister, Grace C. 
McNicol; six brothers, James V. 
McNicol, Ralph B. McNicol, 
Richard T. McNicol, Robert D. 
McNicol, Harold "Mike" McNicol, 
and Joseph L. McNicol and three 
grandchildren, Abigail McNicol, 
Adam McNicol, and Anthony 
McNicol.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 
p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021 at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana with Deacon 
Christopher Evans officiating.  
Burial will take place at 
Columbiana County Memorial 
Park, East Liverpool.  Friends may 
call at the funeral home from 11:00 
a.m. until 1:00 pm Friday.

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the St. Jude Children's 
Hospital.  Visitors are asked to wear 
masks and practice social 
distancing at the services.  The 
family would like to express their 
thanks to the kind staff from 
Community Hospice, the Salem 
Regional Medical Center, and the 
Salem North Healthcare Center for 
the excellent care Patrick received.  
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Obituary
Sebring:

Howard Allen Hill age 51 of 
Sebring passed away suddenly 
Thursday May 20, 2021 at his 
home. He was born July 3, 1969 to 
the late Carl L. Hill and Dorothy 
Jean (McIlvain) Hill. He is survived 
by his children; Erin Jo Hill and 
Joshua Hill. Grandchildren; Brylin 
"Charlie" Stull, Jaycee "Frankie" 
Ward, and Jolene "Tommie" Ward.  
His companion; Katrina Williams 
and her children; Reed and Brienna 
Williams. Sisters; Dorothy Jane 
Hafner, Juanita M. Carter, Patty E. 
Binckley, Bonnie (Jim) Stancato, 
Laura (Matt) Jones, Melissa (Keith) 
Murphy, Tabitha A. Hill, brothers; 
Carl W. Hill, Robert (Betty) Hill, 
James E. Hill, Ralph (Kim) Hill, 
Lawrence J. Hill, and Bill W. Hill.  
His precious dogs; Maverik, Jed 
and Oakley, many extended family 
and friends.In addition to his 
parents, he was preceded in death 
by a brother; Richard Lee Hill. 
Howie was employed for several 
years at Sebring Tire. He was a 
mechanic and tire changer by trade. 
Howie's hobbies  included enjoying 
the great outdoors. He loved deer 
hunting, fishing, riding 4 wheelers, 
and grilling. His birthday was 
always a week long celebration 
filled with fun, friends and Natural 
Lite. He enjoyed being the life of 
the party. He was always talkative 
and good for a quick witted word or 
wise comeback. He especially loved 
tormenting Katrina. He was very 
generous and giving and would give 
the shirt of his back if he was able. 
This love he had for his friends was 
magnified when it came to his 
family especially his daughter, son  
and granddaughters. They will miss 
him greatly. A time of visitation 
will take place Friday May 28, 2021 
at Dean's Funeral Home 256 W 
Ohio Avenue Sebring from 6-8pm. 
A Funeral service will immediately 
follow at 8pm. In lieu of flowers the 
funeral home is accepting donations 
to help with Howie's final expenses. 
They can be dropped off, mailed or 
called in to the Funeral home. The 
family encourages you of  other 
ways to honor his memory; plant a 
tree, spend some time outdoors 
enjoying the things Howie would. 
Take your kids or grandkids hunting 
or fishing. Light up the grill and 
enjoy some family time, and drink a 
beer. Friends may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home.





Obituary
Drewford “Drew” Mayle, age 80, of 
Hartville, passed away on May 22, 
2021.

He was born on September 2, 1940 
in Grafton, WV to Richard Cecil 
Mayle and Elizabeth Parson Mayle. 

Drew graduated from Grafton High 
School in West Virginia. He worked 
as a press operator for Chrysler 
Towing for 42 years until his 
retirement. Drew enjoyed gardening 
and working in his yard. He was a 
member of Crystal Park Westeyan 
Church. Drew served honorably in 
the United States Army. He was 
kind hearted and had a generous 
spirit.

Those left to cherish his memory 
are his wife, Faith (Balderson) 
Mayle, whom he married on June 
15, 1968; his sons, Bradley V. 
Mayle and Shawn E. Mayle; and his 
grandson, Landon Mayle.

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

A visitation will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Thursday, May 27th from 
7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be 
Friday the 28th at 12:00 p.m. at the 
funeral home with a visitation one 
hour prior. Interment will be at 
Alliance City Cemetery with 
military honors.

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

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





Obituary
Wade T. Leakey, 76, of Lake Milton 
passed Friday afternoon, May 21, 
2021 at Hospice of Western 
Reserve in Cleveland, after a 
courageous battle with brain cancer. 
Wade was born December 20, 1944 
in Akron, Ohio the son of the late 
Paul Jesse and Joyce (Stevens) 
Leakey. He received his bachelor’s 
degree from the University of 
Oklahoma and his master’s degree 
from The Ohio State University. 
Wade was the owner of 
ComputerEase and retired in 2016. 
Prior to starting his own business, 
he had worked for more than 20 
years for AccuRay in Columbus. 
He was a member of North Park 
Evangelical Church in Wexford, PA 
where he was part of the Care 
Group and the Ironman. Wade led a 
men’s bible study every Wednesday 
morning in Pittsburgh for 10 years, 
continuing to lead it even after he 
moved to Lake Milton. Wade was 
an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan, 
enjoyed boating, fishing and being 
on the water, but most of all, Wade 
loved spending time with his family 
and friends. Wade leaves his wife of 
55 years, the former Rebecca Long, 
whom he married August 22, 1965, 
four children, Catherine (Dennis) 
Mitchell of Valley City, OH, Sarah 
(David) Sharo of Gibsonia, PA, 
Anne (Nicholas) Jones of Butler, 
PA, and James Leakey of Indian 
Lake, PA, as well as nine 
grandchildren; Braydon, Courtney 
(Alex), Turner, Shannon, Connor, 
Griffin, Donovan, Riley, and 
Brienne, and one great grandson; 
Micah. Wade also leaves one 
brother, Steve (Ann) Leakey of The 
Woodlands, TX, and town brothers-
in-law, John (Paulette) Long of 
New York City, and Harlan 
(Barbara) Long of Martinsville, IN, 
and several nieces and nephews He 
was preceded in death by his 
parents and his stepmother Nora 
Leakey. A Celebration of Life for 
Wade will be at a later date. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel





Obituary
John M. "Johnny Mac" Clark 80, of 
Salem, died Thursday at his home.

He was born on August 26, 1940, in 
Ponca City, OK., the son of Robert 
and Maxine (Steele) Clark.

John moved to the area from out 
west and graduated from 
Columbiana High School. He then 
moved on to Ohio University to 
enrich his education. John spent 
many years working in the banking 
industry until his retirement.

He loved his family and looked 
forward to spending time with the 
grandchildren when he was able.

John enjoyed the hobbies of 
photography as well as recreational 
shooting. The one thing he enjoyed 
most was traveling around and 
attending auctions.

He is survived by his children, 
Jennifer (Joe) Congemi of 
Columbiana and David (Darlene) 
Clark of Elkins, W.Va., sister Grace 
Rees of Columbus, five 
grandchildren, Katelyn (Chad) 
Vollnogle of Columbiana, Erica 
Congemi of bend, OR., Sean 
(Mariah) Congemi of Columbiana 
and Jasper and Mason Clark both of 
Elkins, W.Va., and two great 
grandchildren, Cora and Winnie 
Vollnogle.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his girl friend 
of 26 years, Nancy Mitchell.

There will be no services observed 
at this time.

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





Obituary
John M. "Johnny Mac" Clark 80, of 
Salem, died Thursday at his home.

He was born on August 26, 1940, in 
Ponca City, OK., the son of Robert 
and Maxine (Steele) Clark.

John moved to the area from out 
west and graduated from 
Columbiana High School. He then 
moved on to Ohio University to 
enrich his education. John spent 
many years working in the banking 
industry until his retirement.

He loved his family and looked 
forward to spending time with the 
grandchildren when he was able.

John enjoyed the hobbies of 
photography as well as recreational 
shooting. The one thing he enjoyed 
most was traveling around and 
attending auctions.

He is survived by his children, 
Jennifer (Joe) Congemi of 
Columbiana and David (Darlene) 
Clark of Elkins, W.Va., sister Grace 
Rees of Columbus, five 
grandchildren, Katelyn (Chad) 
Vollnogle of Columbiana, Erica 
Congemi of bend, OR., Sean 
(Mariah) Congemi of Columbiana 
and Jasper and Mason Clark both of 
Elkins, W.Va., and two great 
grandchildren, Cora and Winnie 
Vollnogle.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his girl friend 
of 26 years, Nancy Mitchell.

There will be no services observed 
at this time.

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





Obituary
Carol Anne (Monter) Seruch, 66, of 
Beloit passed away on Saturday, 
May 22, 2021 at her home 
surrounded by her family. Carol 
was born on December 9, 1954 in 
Alliance, Ohio to the late Auston 
"Gus" and Catherine (Thompson) 
Monter. Carol worked as an 
Administrative Assistant at 
Robertson's Heating for 26 years, 
She was a member of St. Ann 
Catholic Church and AAOP. Carol 
married the love of her life Frank 
Seruch on December 9, 1989. She 
loved to go to the beach, 
Mountaineer, enjoyed to crochet 
and above all, Carol enjoyed to 
spend time with her family and 
friends.

Carol is survived by her husband 
Frank, children Michael (Theresa) 
Seruch of Sebring, Stefani (Brian) 
Waseman of Beloit and Tiffany 
Seruch of Cleveland; grandchildren 
Adam Brown, Dante Seruch and 
Donovan Seruch; sister-in-law 
Connie McFeely and Christina 
Becket Seruch; brother Rick 
Monter and a sister Mary Kay 
Lerma. Carol is also survived by 
her best friend Carol King; her 
granddog Chica and many nieces 
and nephews. Besides her parents 
Carol was preceded in death by 
brothers Jim Monter and Rollin 
Monter and a granddaughter Emily 
Waseman.

A funeral service will be held on 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home with Fr. Thomas 
Dyer officiating. Friends and family 
will be received two hours prior to 
the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 
PM at the funeral home. A private 
family burial will take place at St. 
Joe Cemetery, Alliance, Ohio. In 
lieu of flowers the family requests 
memorial contributions be made in 
Carol's honor to the Emily 
Waseman Foundation, 126 W. 
Vermont Ave. Sebring, Ohio 44672 
or St. Baldrick's Foundation 1333 
South Mayflower Ave. Suit 400, 
Monrovia, CA. 61016. You may 
sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel,





Obituary
Carol Anne (Monter) Seruch, 66, of 
Beloit passed away on Saturday, 
May 22, 2021 at her home 
surrounded by her family. Carol 
was born on December 9, 1954 in 
Alliance, Ohio to the late Auston 
"Gus" and Catherine (Thompson) 
Monter. Carol worked as an 
Administrative Assistant at 
Robertson's Heating for 26 years, 
She was a member of St. Ann 
Catholic Church and AAOP. Carol 
married the love of her life Frank 
Seruch on December 9, 1989. She 
loved to go to the beach, 
Mountaineer, enjoyed to crochet 
and above all, Carol enjoyed to 
spend time with her family and 
friends.

Carol is survived by her husband 
Frank, children Michael (Theresa) 
Seruch of Sebring, Stefani (Brian) 
Waseman of Beloit and Tiffany 
Seruch of Cleveland; grandchildren 
Adam Brown, Dante Seruch and 
Donovan Seruch; sister-in-law 
Connie McFeely and Christina 
Becket Seruch; brother Rick 
Monter and a sister Mary Kay 
Lerma. Carol is also survived by 
her best friend Carol King; her 
granddog Chica and many nieces 
and nephews. Besides her parents 
Carol was preceded in death by 
brothers Jim Monter and Rollin 
Monter and a granddaughter Emily 
Waseman.

A funeral service will be held on 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:00 
PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home with Fr. Thomas 
Dyer officiating. Friends and family 
will be received two hours prior to 
the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 
PM at the funeral home. A private 
family burial will take place at St. 
Joe Cemetery, Alliance, Ohio. In 
lieu of flowers the family requests 
memorial contributions be made in 
Carol's honor to the Emily 
Waseman Foundation, 126 W. 
Vermont Ave. Sebring, Ohio 44672 
or St. Baldrick's Foundation 1333 
South Mayflower Ave. Suit 400, 
Monrovia, CA. 61016. You may 
sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring 
Chapel,





Obituary
 Lois Ann (McCammon) Webb, age 
91, of Massillon, passed away on 
Friday, May 21, 2021.

 She was born on September 10, 
1929 in Alliance to Charles E. and 
Josephine F. (Sylvester) 
McCammon. 

  Lois retired after more than 40 
years serving as a nurse in both 
Ohio and Florida.  She was a gifted 
cake decorator and was a member 
of Sweet Adelines, a barbershop 
quartet.

   Those left to cherish her memory 
are her loving husband, Earl Webb, 
whom she married on November 
11, 1972; daughter, Pamela 
Rulapaugh, grandsons, Mike 
(Stacey) and Matt (Kealy) Mehnert; 
granddaughter, Shannon Etto and 
many grandchildren, great 
grandchildren and great-great 
grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her 
parents; son, James Mehnert; and 
siblings, Virgil McCammon and 
Jeane Miller.

  A graveside service will be held at 
Noon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 
at Highland Memorial Park.

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





Obituary
Oscar Middleton, age 82, passed 
away on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

He was born in Olive Hill, 
Kentucky on July 3, 1938, the son 
of Russell Middleton and Litha 
(Knipp) Middleton. He was 
employed for 35 years at American 
Steel Foundries. 

Oscar enjoyed gardening, the 
outdoors, blue grass music, flea 
markets and trips to Amish Country.

He is survived by his wife of 57 
years, Virnel (Moore) Middleton; 
daughters, Lisa (Jerry Lee) Quinn 
and Kristina Shatzer; grandchildren, 
Michael Quinn, Nathan Quinn, 
Megan Quinn and Katie Shatzer; 
three sisters, Esther Lemaster, 
Helen Middleton, Louise (Fred) 
Dunaway; and two brothers, Carmel 
(Betty) Middleton and Kenny 
Middleton. Oscar was a father 
figure to many of his nephews and 
hope they all forgive him for the 
teasing he was famous for. He was 
always ready for a good joke and a 
laugh. Oscar was an honest man 
and a hard worker. The love for his 
family was always abundant. His 
grandchildren were his pride and 
joy.

Many thanks to Jim and Cha Utt for 
their lasting friendships. May you 
all be blessed to enjoy a good life 
like Oscar did. Help pass along 
some kindness in this world and 
love your family. Oscar will be 
dearly and greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Tuesday, May 25th at 
1:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour 
prior.

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





Obituary
Roderick W. Lang, age 65, of 
Canton, Ohio, died after an 
extended illness on May 18, 2021. 
The son of the late Robert W. and 
Dorris J. Lang, he graduated from 
Louisville High School in 1974. He 
then attended Ohio Northern 
University, earning a degree in 
English and Journalism in 1978.

After graduating from college, he 
was employed as the Educational 
Director and later as Director of the 
McKinley Museum, wrote for Ohio 
Power’s employee magazine, and 
worked for several large trade 
associations in Washington, D.C. 
before returning to Canton. Notably, 
he was the Executive Director of 
the Palace Theater and later retired 
from Muskingum University as the 
Assistant Director of Public 
Relations.

Rod was a local actor appearing 
predominately at Kent State Stark’s 
theater and The Kathleen Howland 
Theater. He also authored three 
plays performed at Kent State, 
Stark: Birdy, Sundries, and 
Aircheck. He truly loved the theater 
and the friends he found there.

Rod will be greatly missed by all 
who passed his way. He was a 
writer, photographer, teacher, coach 
and best friend. His family and 
friends who loved Rod described 
him as someone who helped to 
make sense of the world by shining 
a light on its absurdities. 
Interesting, intelligent and funny 
were just a few of the adjectives 
that described this remarkable man.

Rod is survived by his wife of 22 
years, Sandra Lang, his sister, 
Michele (Lang) Mulanax, his 
brother-in-law, Rick Mulanax, and 
his stepsons, Christopher Moore 
and his wife, Shari Moore, Matthew 
Moore and his wife, Emily Moore, 
and his granddaughter, Lilith 
Moore. He is also survived by his 
brothers-in-law, Brent Walls and his 
wife, Joanne Walls, Ronnie Walls 
and his wife, Mary Walls and Tim 
Walls along with numerous nieces 
and nephews.

At Rod’s request, there will be no 
funeral service. Donations in his 
memory can be sent to the 
International Myeloma Foundation, 
12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206 
North Hollywood CA, 91607, or a 
charity of your choice. Online 
condolences may be sent to 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier-Israel Funeral Home





Obituary
Richard Alan McLaughlin, 75, of 
Salem, passed away unexpectedly 
at home on May 8, 2021.

He was born September 24, 1945, 
in Alliance, Ohio, son of the late 
James Jay and Blanche Arenia 
(Willard) McLaughlin.

Richard was a 1963 graduate from 
Salem Senior High School. He 
served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 
to 1971. He was a cook on the USS 
Fulton who supplied submarines 
along the eastern coast of the U.S. 
during the Vietnam War. Richard 
worked at A&P Meat Packing plant 
in Salem for many years until their 
closing. He then moved on to 
American Standard until his 
retirement. Richard was a classic 
car enthusiast, especially the Chevy 
Chevelle Super Sports that he had 
owned. He was well known at the 
Salem Drag Strip from a very 
young age and then later running 
cars. If there was a good car show 
or swap meet to be found, he was 
some where around. He was an avid 
Cleveland sports fan, played 
softball in his younger years, and 
was known as “Porky”. The love of 
the sport followed down to his 
children. He enjoyed watching his 
daughters play softball and served 
as an umpire.

He is survived by his daughter, 
Tracy (Gary) Blough of Salem, a 
sister, Marcia (Jim) Kundravi of 
Salem, and grandchildren Collin 
Hoaglin, Kyle Blough, Andrew 
Blough, and Daniel Blough.

In addition to his parents, he was 
preceded in death by his youngest 
daughter, Sheri Bartolotti 
Thompson and a sister, Gayle 
Burnette.

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





Obituary
Johnston Township- Davis W. 
Denman, age 85, passed away 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at his 
residence surrounded by his family. 
Davis was born November 9, 1935 
on the family farm to the late 
Daniel and Mary Denman. He was 
a graduate of Johnston High 
School. Davis proudly served his 
country in the U.S. Air Force from 
1958 to 1963. After his Honorable 
Discharge from the U.S. Air Force, 
Davis returned to the family farm. 
During his lifetime he managed and 
expanded Denmandale Farms. 
Davis was active in organizations 
supporting land conservation, 
innovative farm practices and 
family farms. Daughter Robin and 
sons Dan and Dave joined Davis in 
running the farm. Recently, 
grandson Daniel joined the family 
business. As Grandpa, Davis 
enjoyed attending his 
grandchildren’s plays, concerts, and 
sporting activities. 
Davis was married to the love of his 
life for 63 wonderful years. He 
married Bette Gae Lee on June 21, 
1958. They made their home and 
raised their family at Denmandale 
Farms. He was a member of 
Johnston Federated United 
Methodist Church where he served 
as a Trustee and on the Finance 
Committee. 
Davis was a farmer, he was the 
CEO of Denmandale Farms; he 
gave his time to the Trumbull 
County Soil and Water for 30 years, 
he was a 4-H advisor for 28 years, 
the DFA serving on its Board, the 
Ohio and National Beef Boards, 
Besides his parents, Davis is 
preceded in death by his aunt and 
uncle, Ethelyn and Randolph 
Denman, fondly remembered as 
Aunty and Tub; and his beloved 
granddaughter Katheryn Denman. 
He is survived by his beloved wife 
Bette (Lee) Denman; his children, 
Darlene Denman (Jim Jones), 
Robin Denman (Mike Logan), 
Daniel (Marya) Denman, Dee 
Denman (Frank Susan), and Davis 
W. (Nicole) Denman, Jr.; his 
grandchildren, Crystal, Carey, 
Daniel, Julia, and Laura Denman; 
and a sister Susanne Thather. 
Friends may call 5-8PM Thursday, 
May 20th at the Lane Funeral 
Homes. Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 
N. High St. in Cortland. Where the 
funeral service will be 11AM 
Friday with Pastor Ron McIlvain, 
officiant. Interment in Johnston 
Township Cemetery with Military 
Honors. 
Memorial donations may be made 
to Johnston Federated United 
Methodist Church, 6262 
Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. 
Farmdale, Ohio 44417; OFSWCD 
Auxiliary Scholarship Fund c/o 
Trumbull County Soil and Water, 
520 W. Main St. #3 Cortland, Ohio 
44410, and to Southern Care 
Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite 
E Austintown, Ohio 44515. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories or condolences 
with Davis’ family.





Obituary
Newton Falls- Charles R. “Chuck” 
Daubenspeck, age 93, passed away 
Saturday morning, May 15, 2021 at 
Washington Square Health Care 
Center. 
Charles was born January 25, 1928 
in Warren, Pennsylvania to the late 
Truman and Rosemond (Knapp) 
Daubenspeck. He attended Rayen 
High School in Youngstown. He 
was a veteran of the U.S. Army 
serving in the 597th Engineering 
Company. Charles was a member of 
the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 
Chuck retired from Control 
Transformers in 1996, he was the 
first employee hired and spent 43 
years with the company. Chuck also 
worked weekends at Sharon 
Speedway for 33 years. 
Chuck was an avid lefthanded 
bowler. He had a 300 game, several 
299, and 298 games as well, he 
even converted a 7/10 split. Chuck 
rolled in 24 ABC National 
Tournaments, 50 Ohio State 
Tournaments, Five Petersons, and 
11 National Slovak Tournaments; 
He was a member of the West Side 
Mapleleaf Athletic Club for several 
years. He was also a member of the 
Warren Men’s Bowling Association 
serving as the Secretary from 1996 
to 2019. 
Besides his parents, Charles is 
preceded in death by his daughter 
Erika J. Bates, brothers Harry and 
Ellsworth “Al” Daubenspeck; and a 
sister Naomi Baker. 
Charles is survived by his wife, the 
former Karen Stroup, his son Ryan 
Daubenspeck (Fiancée Jamie 
Alkire), his daughters Cindy (Brian) 
O’Connell of Toledo and Michelle 
Guirbino of Arizona; grandsons, 
Alarick Daubenspeck, Joshua 
Bates, and Gavin Stutzman; 
granddaughters, Nicole (Rakesh) 
Bose, Courtney Bates, Charleigh 
Daubenspeck, and Emma Lynn 
Mead; two great-granddaughters 
Priyasha and Divyna Bose. 
Friends may call 5-7PM 
Wednesday, May 19th and 10-
11AM Thursday at the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren; the funeral service will 
begin at 11AM Thursday with 
Reverend Thom Daubenspeck and 
Pastor Eugene Koene, officiants. 
Private interment in Hartford 
Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to 
Washington Square Nursing Center 
or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 
Board of Properties. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com 
to share memories and condolences 
with Charles’s family.





Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Harvey Bloom, 
96, passed away early Monday 
morning, May 17, 2021 at his 
residence. He was born February 
27, 1925 in Youngstown, a son of 
Michael and Mae (White) Bloom. 
Harvey worked at U.S. Steel 
McDonald works, retiring in 1979 
and then worked at McDonald 
Steel, retiring there in 1988. He also 
worked as a tour guide for 20th 
Century Tours up until 2017. 
Harvey served in the U.S. Navy on 
the USS Wadsworth DD-516 during 
WW ll as a Seaman 1st Class from 
1943 until 1946. His ship was 
involved in the battles at 
Bougainville in 1943, the Green 
Island Invasion, the bombardment 
of Kavieng and Rabaul, the Emirau 
Invasion, the Saipan Invasion, the 
first battle of the Philippine Sea, the 
Invasion of Guam, Iwo Jima and 
Okinawa. He was awarded the WW 
ll Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific 
campaign Medal with 6 stars, the 
American campaign Medal, the 
Philippine Liberation Ribbon and 
the Presidential Unit Citation. He 
has given talks about his experience 
during the war, the most recently 
was at D Day Conneaut in 2017. 
Harvey was a member of Western 
Reserve United Methodist Church 
where he sang in the Choir, 
beginning in 1952. He is also a 
member of the American Legion 
Post No. 301 in Austintown. He 
enjoyed spending time on his 
computer. He also enjoyed 
woodworking and bowling. Harvey 
is survived by his wife of 68 years, 
the former Juanita F. Payne, whom 
he married May 14, 1953 and his 
daughter, Debora F. (Kerric J.) Ray 
of Girard. Besides his parents, 
Harvey was preceded in death by 
his daughter, Diana L. Bloom; his 
brothers, Joseph and Robert Bloom; 
his sisters, Miriam and Ruth Bloom 
and Esther Quaranto. Friends may 
call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel followed by the 
Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the 
funeral home. Memorial 
contributions in Harvey’s name 
may be given to Crossroads 
Hospice of Ohio, 3743 Boettler 
Oaks Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, OH 
44685.





Obituary
Dillon J. McCormick, 27, passed 
away from this life to eternal life to 
be with Jesus Christ Our Lord, on 
May 15, 2021 due to injuries 
sustained in a vehicle accident. 
Dillon was born September 9, 1993 
in Fairbanks, Alaska the son of 
Donald L. and Paige L. 
McCormick. 
Dillon was a proud graduate of 
McDonald High School where he 
played sports and made lasting 
memories and true friendships. He 
attended Grace Fellowship Church 
in Niles, Ohio. 
Dillon served his country by joining 
the United States Air Force in 2012 
and currently held the rank of 
Technical Sergeant as a member of 
the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown 
Air Reserve Station in Vienna, 
Ohio. Dillon performed technical 
duties on the C-130 Hercules 
Aircraft as an Aircraft Electrician. 
He saw the world as he travelled 
abroad during his service in the 
military. Dillon was also a 
Journeyman Industrial Electrician 
and was employed fulltime by the 
Warren, Ohio Local #573 
International Brotherhood of 
Electrical Workers Union and 
currently was a Foreman for 
Lighthouse Electric Company at the 
new Battery Plant in Lordstown, 
Ohio where he once again gained 
close friendships and made great 
memories along with many funny 
stories, he liked sharing with his 
family. 
Dillon enjoyed spending time with 
his family, his many friends who 
were like family, and especially his 
dog Ruby who he loved and cared 
for very much. Dillon was a loving, 
caring and protective son, brother, 
uncle, nephew, grandchild, cousin, 
and best friend to so many people 
and truly an unforgettable person 
with a powerful impact on those he 
ever met. Dillon lived every day to 
the fullest as he did exactly what he 
wanted to do when he wanted to do 
it. Dillon would often say “Life is 
too short to be miserable.” We can 
all learn something from that! 
Dillon will be deeply missed by his 
father Donald L. McCormick, 
mother Paige L. McCormick, sister 
Haley (Stefan) Liptak, brother 
Bradley A. McCormick, niece 
Claire G. Liptak, his paternal 
grandparents, Henry J. (Karen) 
McCormick, Rosemarie 
McCormick, his maternal 
grandparents Garry (Sandra) L. 
Kearns, aunts, uncles, cousins, and 
his extended family of friends. He 
was proceeded in death by his 
“Nana” and “Zeke”. 
Visitation for Dillon will be held on 
Friday May 21, 2021 from 11:00 
AM-1:00 PM at the Mineral Ridge 
Church of Christ (3911 South Main 
St.) followed by a Service at 1:00 
PM with Pastor Ron Blakeman 
officiating. There will be a 
“Celebration of Life” gathering 
following the Service for all who 
wish to attend at 3854 Meander 
Drive, Mineral Ridge, Ohio. 
**Mask Wearing: Due to elderly 
family members, and those who 
have health concerns in attendance, 
if you have not had the vaccinations 
for Covid (2 shots within allotted 
timeframe) please wear a mask. 
This is an “honor system” but 
please be considerate of others 
possibly getting sick.





Obituary
Alliance:

Michael " Mike" A. Kelly age 69 
passed away Tuesday, May 18, 
2021 at Bel Air with his daughters 
by his side surrounded in love. He 
was born June 2, 1951 to the late 
Warren Kelly and Edith (Creutz) 
Kelly. He is survived by two 
daughters; Elizabeth (Darci) Couch, 
Tiffanie Zdjelar, sons; Jeremiah 
Kelly, Eric Kelly, sister; Ann (John) 
Adams, grandchildren; Shyenne, 
Emma, and Izabelle. In addition to 
his parents, he was preceded in 
death by a sister; Joyce Eakin, 
brother; Roger Kelly, and  
granddaughter; Skyelar. Mike was a 
graduate of Marlington High 
School. He was also a graduate of 
Bowling Green College with a 
Degree in Business. Mike had a 
passion for music, especially classic 
rock. He was a talented guitar 
player and he played in multiple 
bands. He also enjoyed collecting 
guitars. He was a jack of all trades 
and had the ability to fix anything 
with duct tape. He was the official 
duct tape master. Friends and 
family may share their online 
condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home. Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Lorena Mae Phillips, age 104, of 
Sebring, passed away on May 17, 
2021 at Crandall Medical Center.

She was born on November 6, 1916 
in Rosemont, Ohio to Frank and 
Jennie (Vaugh) Baird. 

Lorena graduated from Deerfield 
High School. She was a Secretary 
for D.L. Phillips Trucking. Lorena 
loved to read and bake pies. She 
enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, 
playing board games and playing 
Phase 10 with her grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. She also 
liked to send cards. Lorena loved 
helping other people and was 
always giving. She was the oldest 
member of Damascus Friends 
Church and Copeland Oaks. Lorena 
was a Sunday school teacher for 
many years and a member of 
Fidelis Sunday School Class, 
Rebecca Coleman Missionary 
Circle and Friends Together Group. 
She also sang in a trio.

 Those left to cherish her memory 
are her children, Donna (Walt) 
Lautzenheiser and Roger (Becki) 
Phillips; daughter-in-law, Liz 
Phillips; grandchildren, LaVonne 
(Chuck) Williams, Susan (Vince) 
Utterback, Anissa Citino, Lynn 
(Matt) Sharrers, Lauralee (Bill) 
Noble, Kemp (Charity) Klinger, 
Michael (Samantha) Phillips, Ryan 
(Lisa) Phillips and Julie Spalding; 
24 great-grandchildren; and many 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 
parents; her husband, Dwight L. 
“Bud” Phillips, whom she married 
on July 7, 1940; her son, Bill 
Phillips; and her sister, Dorthea 
Link.

A funeral service will be held at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home on Thursday, May 20th at 
10:00 a.m. with Rev. Rick 
Brendlinger officiating and a 
visitation one hour prior. Interment 
will be at Damascus Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Rebecca Ann Crowe passed away 
peacefully at her Alliance home on 
Monday, May 17 ,2021. She was 
born January 24, 1960 to the late 
Charles Qualk and Betty (Qualk) 
Rowe.
She leaves behind her husband; 
Kenneth Maynard Crowe Jr., grand-
daughter, Kassandra  Marie Martin , 
her grandson,: Alexander Edward 
Martin and great- granddaughter; 
Myra Marie Bistrow of Canton. In 
addition to her parents she was 
preceded in death by her Daughter, 
Kendra in July 2020. Her death was 
devastating to Rebecca. Rebecca 
lived in the area since 1976. She 
had a very close relationship with 
her dad. She loved animals 
including horses and dogs. She 
enjoyed attending horseshows and 
reading in her free time.
Rebecca was employed as a 
manager in local retail stories 
including Circle K and Pet Supplies 
Plus until her period of declining 
health. Friends and family may 
share their online condolences at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Homeworth:

Franklin Clay Spencer age 56 passed away 
Monday May 17, 2021 at University Hospital in 
Cleveland after an extended illness. He was 
born August 11, 1964 to the late Frank Spencer 
and Bonnie (Brown) Spencer. He is survived by 
his loving wife; Melissa (Fitzgerald) Spencer. 
His daughter; Nicole Marie Spencer and sisters; 
Dina, Gana, Crystal, and Tagra. Frank grew up in 
East Rochester and later moved to Homeworth 
were he lived most of his life. Frank was a hard 
worker often working multiple jobs. He had a 
strong work ethic which made a positive 
influence on his daughter, who recently became 
a nurse. He was a truck driver and was self-
employed. He was a very private person when it 
came to his personal life. He enjoyed 
motorcycle riding and vacationing with his wife 
in Myrtle Beach. A time of visitation will take 
place Friday May 21, 2021 at Dean's Funeral 
Home from 10am-12pm. A funeral service will 
take place at Noon. A graveside service will take 
place prior to burial at Moultrie Cemetery in 
East Rochester. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at 
www.dean'sfuneralhome.com. Arrangements 
are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.





Obituary
Loyid W. McHam, age 93, of 
Alliance, passed away at 4:25 a.m. 
Friday, May 14, 2021 at Aultman 
Alliance Hospital.

He was born December 29, 1927 in 
Paris, Texas to Emmit and Anny 
(Kelley) McHam.

Loyid worked as a Machine 
Operator at SanCap Abrasives, and 
later for St. Joseph Catholic Church 
Cemetery.

A U.S. Army Veteran, Loyid was a 
member of St. Joseph Catholic 
Church, and enjoyed fishing and 
hunting.

Those left to miss and remember 
him include his sons, Loyid (Anne) 
McHam, Paul (Marci) McHam, Joe 
McHam, and Johnny (Heidegret) 
Schernthaner; grandchildren, Matt 
(Debbi Lynn) McHam, Missy 
(Ryan) Breuer, Tim (Elisabeth) 
McHam, Chris (Lee) McHam, Amy 
McHam, and Tiffany McHam; 
thirteen great-grandchildren; and 
many other family members in 
Texas and Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his 
parents; his wife, Marie, whom he 
married October 31, 1947, and who 
died May 3, 2002, and a grandson, 
Michael McHam.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, May 20th at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 
with the Very Rev. Cannon 
Matthew Mankowski, D. Min. 
officiating.

Friends may visit the hour prior to 
the service at the funeral home.

Interment, with military honors, 
will follow at St. Joseph Catholic 
Cemetery.

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





Obituary
Walter Jay Tims of Weems, 
Virginia, formerly of Boardman, 
died May 12, 2021, of 
complications from a stroke. Jay’s 
life was a tale of two places: He 
was born November 7, 1942, to Dr. 
Walter J. and Ellen Wilcox Tims in 
Youngstown, and spent his 
childhood and professional life 
there. He went to law school in 
Virginia and returned for 
retirement. 
A graduate of Boardman High 
School, he was president of Beta 
Theta Pi fraternity at Western 
Reserve University in Cleveland. 
Jay earned the J.D. degree from 
Washington & Lee University in 
Lexington, Virginia and served in 
the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. 
Admitted to the Bar in Ohio and 
Florida, Jay became a partner in the 
Youngstown law firm of 
Harrington, Huxley & Smith, on the 
12th floor of the Mahoning Bank 
Building. He retired from the 
practice of law in 2000. 
Through a serendipitous phone call 
in his last semester at Washington 
& Lee, Jay met Jane Neblett, a 
senior at nearby Randolph-Macon 
Woman’s College. A year later she 
asked him to marry her, and he 
agreed. They were wed on a sultry 
Saturday night at First United 
Methodist Church in Tampa, 
Florida and would have celebrated 
their 52nd anniversary this July 12. 
Jay embraced what mattered to him. 
As president of both the Forest 
Glen Association and the Boardman 
High School Gridiron Club, he 
climbed snow-covered ladders to 
hang Christmas wreaths on 
neighborhood lampposts; and slung 
spaghetti onto pre-game plates of 
brawny Boardman Spartans. 
Ordained as an elder and deacon at 
Westminster Presbyterian Church in 
Boardman, he served also on 
Session in Virginia. His focus at 
Campbell Memorial Presbyterian 
Church in Weems was meals 
ministry, including the 
Thanksgiving community meal 
distribution, Meals on Wheels 
leadership, and his trademark 
deviled eggs at coffee hour. 
Jay enjoyed his work on the 
Foundation and Corporate Boards 
of Rappahannock Westminster 
Canterbury, a continuing care 
retirement community in Virginia. 
He tutored Lancaster County Public 
School students in reading and 
chaperoned the third graders on a 
memorable bus trip to Washington, 
D.C. (Look, said one student, on the 
late-night trip home; Mr. Tims is 
asleep.) Likewise, he ushered Boys 
& Girls Club members to Double-A 
baseball games in Richmond, where 
the attraction seemed not so much 
batters as nachos. 
In Virginia, he loved watching 
cycles of crops on his road and 
eagles cruising the river. He had 
oyster floats and crab pots and a 
boat named Buckeye at his dock. 
He would have engaged his 
chainsaw more, but it was so hard 
to start. This spring he saw the 
laurel pop, and awaited the 
hummingbirds’ return. 
Jay was a man of simple pleasures. 
His W&L bucket hat, the third in a 
series, was his favorite possession; 
and the rank of Eagle Scout, his 
most satisfying accomplishment. 
He loved his Brittanys: Cinnamon, 
Brittany, Albert, Woody and Archie. 
He had the only two Ohio State 
license plate holders in the county. 
He kept a copy of the U.S. 
Constitution on the table by his red 
chair. Like his humor, his martinis 
were dry. 
At the pinnacle of Jay’s many 
blessings stood the family he 
adored: daughter, Cameron Tims 
Casey, her husband, Michael J. 
Casey, and their sons, Gabriel 
Lewis and Leo Graham Casey, of 
West Roxbury, Massachusetts; son, 
Preston B. Tims, his wife, Sarah 
Curtin Tims, and their sons, Walter 
Corwin, Owen Grant, Clayton 
James, Dean Joseph and Alexander 
Kelly Tims, of Hinsdale, Illinois; 
his sister, Joan Tims Wilson, and 
her husband, Kenneth J. Wilson, of 
Wallace, North Carolina, both 
formerly of Boardman; and Jane. 
Jay’s former Boardman pastor, the 
Rev. David B. Joachim, will 
officiate at a graveside service May 
22 at 2 p.m. at North Jackson 
Cemetery, where Jay’s parents and 
grandparents are buried. Friends are 
welcome. Later in June, there will 
be a memorial service at his church 
in Weems. 
Arrangements are being handled by 
Lane Family Funeral Homes 
Anstrom Chapel. Jay’s family 
requests that contributions in his 
memory be made to Hospice of the 
Valley, 5190 Market Street, 
Youngstown, Ohio 44512; or the 
Animal Welfare League of the 
Northern Neck, 75 N. Main Street, 
Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482.





Obituary
George L. Wagner, 92, of Canfield 
passed away peacefully on Sunday 
morning, May 16, 2021 at his home 
with his daughter by his side. 
George was born April 11, 1929 in 
New Castle, PA, the son of the late 
George A. and Hanna (Stafford) 
Wagner. He was a graduate of New 
Castle High School and served in 
the US Army, stationed in Hawaii 
during the Korean War, based upon 
the threat following Pearl Harbor 
during WWII. After George was 
discharged from the Army, he 
followed in his father’s footsteps 
making painting his career. He 
retired in 1992 from General 
Motors, Lordstown where he 
worked as a painter in the 
Maintenance Department. George 
was a member of Lord of Life 
Lutheran Church and the American 
Legion Post 737 in Lake Milton. He 
was a volunteer navigator with the 
American Cancer Society, and an 
avid golfer, playing in several local 
golf leagues. George also enjoyed 
reading and hunting trips to Henry’s 
Bend, PA with his high school 
friends. His wife the former Delores 
Fruit, whom he married in 1953, 
passed away in March of 2017. 
George leaves his daughter, Cynthia 
Wagner of Canfield, as well as 
several nieces and nephews. 
Besides his parents and wife, 
George was preceded in death by a 
sister, Dorothy Maher. Following 
George’s wishes, private services 
were held. In lieu of flowers, the 
family requests donations be made 
to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 
Market St., Youngstown, OH 
44512, in George’s name. 
Arrangements were entrusted to 
Lane Funeral Home Canfield 
Chapel.





Obituary
Aiden Lee Rickman, age 1½, of 
Alliance passed away on May 10, 
2021.

He was born on February 29, 2020 
in Canton, and is the son of Charity 
Ann Gates and Joseph Rickman. 

Aiden loved to watch cartoons, play 
with his toys and play with his 
brother and sister.

Aiden had complications of Autism, 
Cri-Da-Chat Syndrome and other 
medical complications.

He will be forever loved and missed 
by his parents; his brother, Liam 
Wyatt Gates, and his sister, Bella 
Ann Louise Rickman.  He also 
leaves behind grandma Tina Gates, 
grandpa Ted Gates, grandma, Stacy 
Rickman (Jimmie “Jay” Pugh Jr), 
and great-grandmas, Nancy Ludwig 
and Tressa Rickman, and many 
uncles, aunts and cousins who 
loved him so much.

He was preceded in death by his 
great-grandmas, Barbara Myers and 
Orpha Rickman; and great-grandpa, 
Fred Gates.

A Service to honor Aiden will be 
held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 
20, 2021 at the funeral home.

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





Obituary
Dale “Jake” Crowl, age 79, of 
Akron, went home to be with his 
Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 
16, 2021.

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