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Tuesday January 28, 2020

Caroline Ann Crawford

June 29, 1933 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

  Caroline Ann Crawford, age 87, of Chippewa 
Lake, loving mother, sister, grandmother and 
great-grandmother, passed away at 10:50 p.m., 
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Crandall Medical 
Center.

  She was born June 29, 1933, in Cleveland, 
Ohio to Christie and Catherine (Campiri) 
Phillip.

  Caroline was a graduate of St. Augustine High 
School and had retired from Medina General 
Hospital.

  Survivors include her son, Bart (Sandra) 
Ragucci of Alliance; grandchildren, Aaron 
Ragucci, Kara Ragucci and Miranda Ferris; 
great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kaitlyn 
Ferris; and sisters, Kay Burd and Marie 
Eraybar.

  In addition to her parents, Caroline was 
preceded in death by her husband, Haldin 
William “Bill” Crawford.

  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Fr. Thomas Dyer 
officiating.

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


Tuesday January 28, 2020

Michael W. Feller

July 18, 1961 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 58)

Obituary

  Michael W. Feller, 58, of Minerva and 
Alliance, Ohio, died peacefully surrounded by 
family on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Aultman 
Hospital.    Michael is survived by his 
parents, Bruce and Nancy; daughter, Sara 
(Perrin), her husband, Matthew Perrin, daughter 
Lindsey and her wife, Tricia (Diehl); brother, 
Gregory and his husband, Richard (Bodin); and 
grandsons, Aidan and Grant (Perrin); and other 
family and friends. Michael was preceded in 
death by his wife, Lori (Barker), grandparents, 
Wilda and Earl Feller and Margaret and Elmer 
Stiffler. A memorial service will be held on 
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Abiding 
Savior Lutheran Church in Alliance, Ohio. Lunch 
will be served immediately following the 
memorial. All are welcome to attend both the 
memorial and the lunch that follows. 
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, Alliance, OH 44601. 


Tuesday January 28, 2020

Karin E. Pflager

January 17, 1937 - January 27, 2020

Obituary

Karin E. Pflager, of Howland, age 83, passed 
away on January 27, 2020 at the home of her 
daughter, Delilah. Karin was born January 14, 
1937 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Bruno 
Pogrzeba and Frieda (Wolf) Gallkowski.

She married Paul J. Pflager in 1953 and 
emigrated to the United States in 1954. She 
became a naturalized citizen in 1954 and was 
very proud of her new-found citizenship in 
America.

Karin was active in community affairs as a 
military wife with many on-base activities. The 
family moved to Warren in 1968 after Paul’s 
retirement from the Army. In Warren, she was 
involved in activities such as Welcome Wagon, 
Fifth Wheel, Weeds to Roses Garden Club and 
several card clubs. She also volunteered with 
her two sons’ activities and sports. Karin was 
very talented at crocheting as well.

She was employed in various occupations in the 
Warren area but thoroughly loved her time she 
was employed at the Youngstown Reserve Air 
Station as a civilian employee.

Karin is survived by her children: Delilah 
(Tom) Waldron-DeNicholas of Warren, Mark 
(Jennifer) Pflager of Niles and Gordon Pflager 
of Kent; her grandchildren: Stacy Waldron 
Fisher, Jason (Lisa) Waldron, Daelle (Gary) 
Waldron-Gearhart, Michael (Jannell) Pflager, 
Dylan and Lexie Pflager, Brenden, Madysen and 
Emmah Mostoller, Scott DeNicholas and Erin 
(Kosta) Fantidis; her great-grandchildren: 
Katarra, Taylor, Janessa, Kendall, Austin, 
Aubrey and Autumn as well as her step-brother 
Arnim Gallkowski of Berlin, Germany. Karin was 
preceded in death by her husband in 1987, her 
son-in-law Donald Waldron and her parents and 
step-parents Bruno & Annie Pogrzeba and Frieda 
& Alfred Gallkowski.

Visitation for Karin will be held on Wednesday 
January 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 
Warren where a funeral service will immediately 
follow at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Karin may be 
directed to Hospice of the Valley or Animal 
Welfare League.


Tuesday January 28, 2020

Gordon W. Dawes III

January 27, 1960 ~ January 27, 2020 (age 60)

Obituary

SALEM – Gordon W. Dawes III, age 60 died 
Monday, January 27, 2020 at his home. He was 
born January 27, 1960 in Kankakee, Illinois, 
son Gordon (Janet) Dawes Sr. of Salem and Sue 
(Guard) Spencer of Illinois.

Gordon was a 1979 graduate of United Local High 
School. He worked at GM Lordstown, retiring 
after 30 years.

Besides his parents, survivors include his 
wife, Laura Jean (Radawalt) Dawes; two 
daughters, Danielle Dawes of North Carolina and 
Shanon Pruden of Kentucky; two stepdaughters, 
Kayla Dodds of Pennsylvania and Amanda Hall of 
New Jersey; two brothers, Jeff Dawes of 
Kentucky and Chad Dawes of Illinois; two 
stepbrothers, Frank (fiancée, Kelly Grace) 
Spencer and Scott Metzgar; a sister, Lisa Ervin 
of Missouri; four stepsisters, SonJa Coe, 
Yvonne Combs, Tammy Daggy and Kim Thomas; six 
grandsons and two granddaughters.

A brother, Bruce Dawes preceded him in death.

Per Gordon’s wishes, no services or calling 
hours will be held.

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

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


Tuesday January 28, 2020

DIANNA'S OBITUARY
Dianna Lynn (Baker) Solomon, 70, of Salem, died 
at her home in the early morning hours of 
Monday, January 27, 2020.



She was born on February 11, 1949, in Salem, to 
the late Dale and Ruby (McCluggage) Baker.




Dianna graduated High School in 1968 from David 
Anderson High School in Lisbon, Ohio. She was a 
homemaker and enjoyed making art projects, 
which included knitting, crochet, quilting, and 
sewing.




She is survived by her children; Priscilla 
Solomon of Salem, Paul (Lisa) Solomon of 
Lisbon, and Diandra (Steve) Pavelko of 
Columbiana, siblings Jeanne Hickman of Salem, 
Nancy Miller of Lisbon, Athelda Jane “Teddy” 
Hartman of Youngstown, Dale Baker Jr. of 
Lisbon, Deborah Dowdell of Lisbon, and Ronald 
Baker of Lisbon, as well as six grandchildren.




In addition to her parents, she is preceded in 
death by her husband Paul E. Solomon Jr., whom 
she married on November 28, 1970.




Services will be held on Monday, February 3, 
2020, at 11 A.M. at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, with Dan 
Moffett officiating. A time of visitation will 
be held one hour prior. Interment will follow 
at Damascus Cemetery.




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

Tuesday January 28, 2020

MARY'S OBITUARY
Mary Ellen (Horsefield) Smith 76, of Salem, 
died at 10:10 PM Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 
Blossom Nursing and Rehab. Ctr. In Damascus.

 

She was born on October 20, 1943 in 
Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Horace 
and Henrietta Horsefield.

 

She was a former security officer at a casino 
near Vineland, NJ., and attended Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mary loved 
to do arts, crafts and spend time with all 
children and her family.

 

She is survived by her husband, Edward Wayne 
Smith whom she married on January 9, 1965, 
children; Stephen Michael Smith of Leetonia, 
Kimberly Ann (Jonathen) Gale of New Jersey and 
Anthony Christopher Smith of Salem, brothers 
William and Larry, sisters Randy, Susan and 
Jackie, and eight grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by a daughter, Tracey Smith, and a 
brother Tony Magro.

 

She will be laid to rest in Friendship Cemetery 
in Buena Vista, NJ. There are no plans for any 
local services.

 

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

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Joan K Sacchet

February 4, 1936 ~ January 27, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Austintown - Joan K. Sacchet , age 83, of 
Austintown, formerly of Canfield and 
Columbiana, died on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 
Briarfield Manor, Austintown.

She was born on February 4, 1936 in Youngstown, 
OH, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen 
Schirck Ernst.

Joan graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School 
and was catholic by faith. She had worked as a 
Bookkeeper and Billing Clerk with the Ohio 
Water Company.

Her husband, Rudolph Sacchet, whom she married 
on July 29, 1972, preceded her in death on, 
August 13, 2013.

Joan is survived by a niece, Beth (Chet) Hahne 
of Gainesville, VA; a nephew, Tim Nicols of 
Roseville, CA and two great nieces, Mikayla and 
Brianna.

She was preceded in death by sister, Alice 
Nicols.

Per Joan’s wishes no services will be held.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, 
Youngstown.

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

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


Tuesday January 28, 2020

Matthew Myers

December 5, 1975 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 44)

Obituary

Columbiana - Matthew Myers, age 44, of 
Columbiana, left us on Saturday, January 25, 
2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile 
accident. 

He was born on December 5, 1975 in Salem, OH, 
to Nancy Kimble Myers and the late Kenneth L. 
Myers. He graduated from Columbiana High School 
in 1994.

He's survived by many family members who loved 
him:  his mother, Nancy L. Myers of Columbiana; 
his sister, Tracey (Myers) Carroll and brother-
in-law Brian Carroll of Medina, OH, his two 
brothers, Eric Myers of Galena, OH, and Steve 
Myers and sister-in-law Rachel (Miller) Myers 
of Bradford, OH.

Matt never married, and never had kids of his 
own, but he adored his nieces and nephews Erin 
Myers, Bret (Anna) Myers, Lauren (Simon) 
Bartos, Megan Carroll, Mark Myers, Kennah 
Myers, Kayla Cooper, and Josiah, T.J. and Bella 
Brewer.

He also leaves behind his Uncle Denny and Aunt 
Linda Kimble, and Aunt Ruth and Uncle Tom 
Williams, as well as many cousins.

Matt wasn't dealt the best hand in life--he 
lost his dad at a young age and that defined 
him.  He was a restless soul, but found 
happiness and some peace while driving, 
reading, writing, and doing something he was 
especially good at, playing poker.  Matt was a 
private person, but he made friends wherever he 
went and somehow always saw the best in 
people.  He was generous almost to a fault, and 
tried to help anyone who looked like they 
needed it.  Matt also had a wicked sense of 
humor, which his family will definitely miss.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, 
January 30, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in 
Columbiana, with a memorial service immediately 
following.  His cousin, Pastor Dave Wyant, will 
be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that 
you instead honor Matt's desire to help people 
and  make a donation to the Rescue Mission of 
Mahoning Valley, 
https://rescuemissionmv.org/give/

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


Monday January 27, 2020

Carolyn A. Rowe

December 5, 1938 - January 26, 2020

Obituary

Carolyn A. Rowe, 81, of Bedford, Ohio, formerly 
of Austintown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, 
January 26, 2020, at Woodside Senior Living in 
Bedford.
Carolyn was born December 5, 1938 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Anna 
(Nagy) Molchaney.

She was a 1957 graduate of Ursuline High 
School. Prior to retirement in 1998, she worked 
for General Motors.
Carolyn was a member of Faith Community Baptist 
Church. She loved vacationing, going for walks, 
and playing cards.

She is survived by her children Phillip (Nancy) 
Rowe, Paul (Jodi) Rowe, and Jane (Eric) 
Schroeder) and five grandchildren.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, 
her husband Eugene Rowe, who she married April 
23, 1960 and died December 2, 1991, her son 
Nicholas Rowe, and her siblings Pauline 
Brachen, Nancy Orr, and Alice Wilds.

The will be a private memorial service at a 
later date.

The family would like to extend their 
appreciation to the staff of Woodside Senior 
Living, Memory Care Unit for their 
compassionate and loving care of Carolyn.


Monday January 27, 2020

Dorothy Louise Bellish

June 22, 1935 - January 26, 2020

Obituary

Dorothy Louise Bellish, 84, of Canfield, passed 
away on Sunday evening, January 26, 2020 at 
Victoria House. Dorothy was born June 22, 1935 
in Nicktown, PA the daughter of Walter and 
Edith (Downey) Kirsch. 

She was a graduate of Spangler High School. 
Dorothy was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother and great grandmother. 

She was a member of St. Michael Church, its 
Altar Guild and Garden Club. Dorothy leaves her 
husband of more than 63 years, Michael Bellish, 
whom she married June 30, 1956. 

She also leaves seven children, David (John 
Bryant) Bellish of Florence, KY, Michelle 
(Gary) Wadman of Canfield, Lisa (Chris) Hanna 
of Las Vegas, NV, Diane (Wayne) Hageman of 
North Jackson, George (Lynne) Bellish of 
Canfield, Michael (Pam) Bellish of 
Pickerington, OH, and Thomas (Debbie) Bellish 
of Hudson, OH, five sisters, Jean Brown of 
Billings, MT, Debra Kovalak of Sneads Ferry, 
NC, Sharon Terrizzi and Julia Wagner, both of 
Nicktown, PA, and Victoria Buterbaugh of Cherry 
Tree, PA, one brother, Philip Kirsch of 
Columbia, MD, as well as 18 grandchildren and 8 
great grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in 
death by three brothers, Walter, Leonard, and 
Roger Kirsch and two sisters, Mary Ann Wargo 
and Infant sister Consuella Kirsch. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Friday, 
January 31, 2020, at St. Michael Church where 
friends may call from 10 to 11 AM at the 
church. In lieu of flowers the family requests 
donations be made to St. Michael’s Church or to 
the Alzheimer’s Network in Dorothy’s name.


Monday January 27, 2020

Janet Mae Town

November 11, 1936 - January 26, 2020

Obituary

Janet M. Town, 83 of Southington, died Sunday 
evening, January 26, 2020, in the emergency 
room at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She 
was born November 11, 1936 in Parkman, the 
daughter of the late Adam and Marjorie C. Cone 
Ash.

Janet was a 1954 graduate of Chalker High 
School in Southington. She was a homemaker all 
of her married life and was of the Baptist 
faith. She enjoyed feeding and watching the 
birds, vegetable and flower gardening, working 
in the yard and horseback riding. She and her 
husband, Eugene were avid campers and loved 
traveling and camping with their RV. They 
enjoyed vacationing and spending winters in 
Natchez and Morgantown, Louisiana and traveling 
the Natchez trace. Janet enjoyed casinos and 
the slot machines.

Janet is survived by her husband of 64 years, 
Eugene L. Town, whom she married February 18, 
1956; one daughter, Jeanie K. Mathison of 
Huntsville, OH; one son, Joel E. (Vicky) Town 
of Niles; five grandchildren; twelve great 
grandchildren; one great great granddaughter 
and one sister, Virginia (Don) McCullough of 
Garrettsville.

One son, Jay A. Town preceded in 1981 and one 
brother, Russell Ash also preceded her in 
death.

Per Janet's wishes, there will be no services 
or calling hours. Cremation will be held with 
burial at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Monday January 27, 2020

Joseph R. Bevilacqua

October 14, 1942 - January 26, 2020

Obituary

Joseph R. Bevilacqua, 77, passed away Saturday 
morning at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home 
surrounded by his family and friends after 
bravely fighting brain cancer for 3 years.

If there was a photo depicting the definition 
of the word ‘friendly’ in the dictionary it 
would be of Joe Bevilacqua. Warm and welcoming 
toward everyone he met and loved deeply by his 
family and friends, he was a positive influence 
in the community and on the many lives he 
touched. His good nature, positivity, and sense 
of humor was apparent literally from the moment 
he met someone.

A true American patriot; Joe loved his country, 
as witnessed by his realization of a lifelong 
dream to help open a VA Clinic to his hometown. 
Because so many of his friends were wounded 
veterans, including his close pal and Alpha Phi 
Delta fraternity brother Major Carl Nunziato, 
Joe vowed to do all he could to make sure that 
Carl and others wouldn’t have to travel far to 
receive medical treatment. He achieved this 
goal in 1991, when he transformed the family 
business, The Northside Lanes at 2031 Belmont 
Avenue, into the Youngstown Veterans Outpatient 
Clinic, in association with the Cleveland VA 
Medical Center. He worked there as building 
manager until his retirement in 2007.

Joe was proud to be a 32nd Degree Mason like 
his father (Joseph) before him and was beaming 
when his son Steven achieved Master Mason 
status with his father, grandfather, and 32nd 
Uncle Ralph in attendance at the ceremony in 
1992.

Joe began his professional life at a very young 
age by working as a manager of his Father 
Joseph V. and his brother Ralph’s business, 
North Side Lanes, where he was a fixture for 
decades. He became co-proprietor of North Side 
Lanes with his father Joe and brother Ralph 
until its closure in 1991. But that wasn’t his 
only career.

With his eldest son; (also named Joe) on the 
way, in 1966 he began working at the new 
General Motors Plant, Fisher Body division. For 
30 years he worked in the Suggestions 
Department where he sparked many lifelong 
friendships, including that of his best friend 
Nick Pupino whom he would co-own a hair salon 
with years later. He retired from GM in 1996 
and was building manager for the Youngstown 
Veterans Outpatient Clinic until 2006.

Joseph was born October 14, 1942 in Youngstown, 
Ohio to the late Joseph Valentine and Stephana 
Boyko Bevilacqua. He graduated from Chaney High 
School in 1960 and went on to earn his 
bachelor’s degree in business from Youngstown 
State University. He married his high school 
sweetheart Eva Stefan in 1964 and they had two 
children:

Joseph (Jacqueline) of Navarre Beach, Fla; and 
Steven (Rachel), of Janesville, California. 
They, along with his grandsons Valentine and 
Cole, and his companion Gale Bevington will all 
miss him tremendously and cherish their 
wonderful memories with him.

He will also be sadly missed by the family 
matriarch Stephanie Bevilacqua Sabo whom 
everyone knows as Tootsie, her husband Joe, and 
his brother Ralph with his wife Linda and 
brother Donald. Joe’s family would also like to 
offer heartfelt thanks for all the loving 
support offered by Magistrate Richard White, a 
close friend for many years.

Joe enjoyed life to its fullest until the end 
and especially enjoyed providing a benevolent, 
humorous voice of experience to his beloved 
fraternity: Alpha Phi Delta or spinning a 
joyous tale for his friends at the St. George 
Croation Center.

A celebration of the life of Joseph Bevilacqua 
will be held at Western Reserve United 
Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, on 
Saturday, February 1 at 5:00 PM. The family 
will receive relatives and friends an hour 
prior to the service at the church.

The family wishes donations be made in Joseph 
R. Bevilaccqua’s name to Hospice of the Valley 
at www.hospiceofthevalley.com.


Monday January 27, 2020

William "Dick" Clark

November 17, 1933 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

  William “Dick” Clark, age 86, of Alliance 
passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the 
Community Care Center in Alliance.

  He was born November 17, 1933, in Alliance to 
William and Florence (Lehman) Clark.

  Dick graduated from Alliance High School in 
1951.  He worked at B & W Tubular for 43 years 
before retiring in 1994.  Dick was very 
involved in Alliance Hot Stove Baseball for 
over 40 years as coach and on the board of 
directors.  He was the recipient of several Cy 
Butler Awards and was also awarded a 
Certificate of Achievement from the State of 
Ohio General Assembly for all his efforts with 
the Alliance Hot Stove Baseball Organization. 

    Survivors include his wife of 67 years, 
Dorothy (Fox) Clark, whom he married on 
September 6, 1952; children, Sherry  (Denny) 
Stowe, Karen Kirkpatrick (Denny Brunner), Rick 
(Becky) Clark; grandchildren, David (Melanie) 
Stowe, Bryan (Kelly) Stowe, Chad (Diane) 
Church, Kevin Clark, Jason Clark; eight great-
grandchildren; brother, John (Judy) Clark.

  Dick was preceded in death by his parents 
William and Florence Clark.

  Services will be held at 12:30 p.m., 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., prior to the service. 
Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

  The family wishes to thank Community Care, 
Aultman Alliance Hospice and DeVita Alliance 
Community Dialysis for their loving care of 
Dick.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research 
Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 
38105.

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


Monday January 27, 2020

L.J. "Jim" Lizer

January 9, 1945 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

Larry James “Jim” Lizer, age 75, of Louisville, 
OH passed away peacefully, in his home, Friday, 
January 24, 2020. He was born January 9, 1945 
in Canton, OH to Emery “Jim” and Hazel (Speck) 
Lizer. He was a 1963 graduate of Louisville 
High School. Jim served in the Army Corp of 
Engineers, was retired, after 30 years of 
service, from the Timken Co. and he was the 20+ 
year owner of Air Bear Heating and Cooling. He 
was a longtime coach and supporter of youth 
sports.

Jim is survived by his wife, Beverly (Mattern) 
Lizer; two sons, James Lizer and Troy (Connie) 
Lizer; three sisters, Sandy Moretta, Joyce 
(Joseph) Briestensky and Janice (Timothy) 
Griffith; six grandchildren, James (Megan), 
Cari, Jason, Derek, Abigail, and Emily Lizer; 
and many nieces and nephews.

Dad, I cherish all the games we played, in 
noonday sun and shade; Your patience gave me 
confidence, to be the best in every sense. 
Thanks for being my Dad and coach; In sports 
and Life, the same approach: It matters less, 
the winners name, than how the person played 
the game.

No services are planned at this time. Memorial 
contributions may be made to: Louisville 
Athletics for the High School Baseball program.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Saturday January 25, 2020

Peggy Ann Alleman

February 2, 1956 ~ January 21, 2020 (age 63)

Obituary

Peggy Ann Alleman, age 63, of Warren, OH passed 
away peacefully on January 20, 2020 in her 
home. She was born February 2, 1956 in Warren 
to the late Ralph and Betty Alleman.

 She was also preceded in death by her sister, 
Jane Ambrose and brother, Bruce Alleman. Peggy 
is survived by a brother, Jeff Alleman, several 
nieces and nephews and her beloved dogs, Otis 
and Popper. 

A family graveside service was held in 
Evergreen Cemetery, Bristolville, OH.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Saturday January 25, 2020

Mark Dale Thellman

June 9, 1950 - January 24, 2020

Obituary

YOUNGSTOWN -Mark Dale Thellman, 69, passed away 
Friday morning, January 24, 2020 at Guardian 
Healthcare. 

Mark was born June 9, 1950 in Warren the son of 
Herbert Dale and Helen (Dellinger) Thellman.

 He was a Carpenter with Advance Construction. 
Mark served his country as a member of the U.S. 
Marine Corp.

 He is survived by his daughters, Tiffany (Joe) 
Szabo of Warren and Daneane (Tom) Robinette of 
Cincinnati; his sisters, Gina (William) Dunn of 
Columbiana, Christy (Tom) Cox of Cortland and 
Cinda (Fred) Habenschuss of Columbus and 5 
grandchildren. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. 

Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel, immediately followed by the 
Funeral Service at 11 a.m. 

The family would like to thank the Staff at 
Guardian House for their compassionate care and 
concern for Mark.


Friday January 24, 2020

Michael C. Sell

October 17, 1953 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 66)

Obituary

  Michael C. Sell, age 66, of Alliance passed 
away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Canterbury 
Villa, surrounded by his family.

  He was born October 17, 1953, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Jack and Evelyn (Hutt) Sell.

 A 1971 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High 
School, Mike also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 
Business Administration in 1975 from John 
Carroll University.

  After graduation from John Carroll, Mike 
began working with his father, Jack, at Heggy’s 
Confectionery.

   After purchasing Heggy’s in 1979 from his 
father, Mike expanded the business, opening an 
additional location in Salem, and relocating 
the Alliance store from its original downtown 
location to its present site on State Street, 
owning both locations until 2016.

  Mike was also past owner of Suntan Par 3 Golf 
Course and Sweet Jack’s, which was named after 
his father.

  A member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church, he 
served on the church finance committee, and the 
advisory council at St. Thomas Aquinas High 
School.

  Mike was a 30 year member of the Knights of 
Columbus, member of the Alliance Area Chamber 
of Commerce, and member of the former Downtown 
Merchants Association.  He also had multiple 
real estate development interests around the 
city of Alliance.

  Mike will be loved and missed by his family, 
including, his wife, Donna (Fergus) Sell, whom 
he married July 21, 1973; sons, Sean (Angie) 
Sell of Winnetka, Illinois, Ryan (Jennifer) 
Sell, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, Christopher 
(Julie) Sell of Salem, daughter, Megan 
(Michael) Suschak, of Mentor, and son, Patrick 
(fiancé Ashley Rader) Sell of Buffalo, New 
York; grandchildren, Madeline, Cooper, Willow, 
Anna, Makayla, Delaney, Emery, Jacob, and Nora; 
sisters, Patricia (Eric) Croskey of Canton, 
Susan (Mark) Partusch of Loveland, Ohio, Jane 
(Jeff) Jakmides, of Alliance; and many nieces 
and nephews.

  Mike was preceded in death by his parents, 
and son, Matthew Michael Sell.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 
a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Regina Coeli 
Catholic Church concelebrated by Fr. Joseph 
Ruggieri and Fr. Thomas Dyer.

  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. 
Monday, January 27th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.

  Mike will be laid to rest at St. Joseph 
Catholic Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions may be made to the Jack 
and Evelyn Sell Memorial Scholarship at St. 
Thomas Aquinas High School, 2121 Reno Dr., 
Louisville, Ohio 44641, or to the Alzheimer’s 
Association, East Ohio Area, 408 9th St. SW, 
Suite 3400, Canton, Ohio 44707.  Arrangements 
are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 
75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 


Friday January 24, 2020

LEO'S OBITUARY

Leo Edward Smalley 82, of Washingtonville, died 
late Tuesday afternoon, January 21, 2020, while 
taking a nap in his chair.

 

He was born on January 21, 1938, in Acme, Pa., 
son of the late Floyd and Beatrice (Faust) 
Smalley.

 

He was formerly employed at Kaiser Refractories 
in Columbiana. Leo enjoyed attending church 
services at various places in the area. A hard-
working traveling man but always had time to 
spending time with family and traveling back to 
Pennsylvania for the other relatives. The one 
thing most remembered about Leo was that he 
loved to visit and talk.

 

He is survived by his children; Diane Shasteen 
with whom he made his home recently in 
Washingtonville, Linda (Roger) Nicholson of 
W.Va., Ricky Smalley of Kensington, Tammy 
(Jesse) Jackson and Teresa White both of 
Minerva, siblings; Floyd Smalley Jr of 
Hanoverton, Salvaga Jean Wade of N. Georgetown, 
Clarence Smalley of N. Georgetown, Violet 
Albany of Alliance, James (Cora) Smalley of 
Salem, and William Smalley of Lisbon, twenty-
two grandchildren and thirty-nine great-
grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by his first wife, Dorothy Amlung Smalley 
and his second wife, Mary Oswalt Smalley, 
siblings; Margaret Dunlap and Cleo Smalley.

 

Services will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 
2020, at 6 PM with Chaplain James Smith 
officiating. A time of visitation will be held 
one hour prior to the services at the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem.


Friday January 24, 2020

Harold M. (Clark) Clark

March 4, 1933 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

Harold M. Clark 86 of Alliance passed away on 
Friday, January 24, 2020 at Alliance Community 
Hospital. Harold was born in Cameron, West 
Virginia on March 4, 1933 the son of the late 
George and LuLu (Blake) Richmond. He worked as 
a Tow Motor Operator and Potter for Royal China 
in Sebring and was a member of the Sebring 
Friends Church. Harold enjoyed the outdoors 
gardening, coin collecting and antiquing 
especially looking for all kinds of glassware.

Survivors include his wife of almost 68 years 
Vedna Mae (Prendergast) Clark whom he married 
on February 23, 1952 of Alliance, three 
daughters; Marian (Marty) Novak of Beloit, 
Melody (Steve) Dauterman of Canal Fulton and 
Mandy(George) Zadigian of Alliance; 10 
Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 3 
great great grandchildren. He is also survived 
by three sisters; Rosie (Phil) Harsh, Flossie 
Kasapis both of Canton, Shirley (Dave Puckett) 
Forloines of Sebring, a brother Lyle (Margie) 
Richmond of Sebring and many nieces and 
nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in 
death by a son Harold Lee Clark, a sister Julie 
Sukost and four brothers; Walter, Rickie, 
Jimmie and Willie.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 
January 28, 2020 at Sebring Friends Church at 
12:00 PM with Pastors Quint Bryan and Lynn 
Moore officiating. A time of visitation will be 
held the hour prior to the service at the 
church from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Burial will 
take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. 
Friends may sign the guest register and send 
condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 
938-2526.


Friday January 24, 2020

Tommy Simmons

October 10, 1946 ~ January 23, 2020 (age 73)

Obituary

SALEM – Tommy Simmons passed away Thursday, 
January 23, 2020 at Aultman Hospital in Canton 
Ohio. He was born on October 10, 1946 in 
Lanesville, West Virginia. 

Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 
1968-1970.  He retired from General Motors in 
October of 2006 after 35 years of service.  He 
loved deer hunting, watching football, and 
going fishing on Lake Erie with his friends.

Tommy leaves his wife of 52 years, Shirley 
(Wilfong); one son, Scott and his wife, LeAnna, 
and one grandson, Connor, who he loved to play 
and take walks with. He also leaves three 
sisters, Rosalie Vance of Lanesville, West 
Virginia, Norma (Mark Toth) of Philippi, West 
Virginia, and Shirley (Danny Wilson) of 
Manassas, Virginia, as well as several nieces 
and nephews, and many, many friends.  He always 
had a kind word, treated everyone like family, 
and helped anyone in any way he could. 

He was preceded in death by his parents John 
and Ruby (Roy) Simmons and one brother, Ronald 
Roy. 

We love you Old Man.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. 
Monday, January 27, 2020 at Stark Memorial with 
Rev. Mac Kelly officiating. Calling hours will 
be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday prior to the 
service at the funeral home.

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


Friday January 24, 2020

Jane Elizabeth (Case) Henderson

April 2, 1933 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

Leetonia - Jane Elizabeth Case Henderson, 86, 
of Leetonia passed away on Wednesday, January 
22, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman 
Hospital.

Jane was born on April 2, 1933, in Columbiana, 
to George and Jane Flynn Case and graduated 
from Columbiana High school in 1951. On March 
1, 1952 Jane married Harry “Bud” Henderson and 
spent the next 27 years living around the 
country before settling back in Leetonia in 
1979. Jane was a member of the Washingtonville 
VFW Post 5532 and Leetonia American Legion Post 
131.

Jane is survived by two daughters, Gwen 
(Robert) Melbar of Amherst and Mary (Mark) 
Harris of Land O’Lakes, FL; four sons, Harry 
Scott (Carol) Henderson of North Tonawanda, NY, 
Daniel Henderson of Lorain, Brian (Angie) 
Henderson of Salem and Michael (Tracie) 
Henderson of Leetonia; 15 grandchildren and 13 
great grandchildren.

Aside from her parents and siblings, Jane was 
preceded in death by her husband Harry “Bud” 
Henderson and a son, Kevin.

Per the families wishes, no services will be 
held at this time.

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

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


Thursday January 23, 2020

Donald Robert St. John

June 16, 1941 - January 21, 2020

Obituary

MINERAL RIDGE-Donald Robert St. John, 78, 
passed away Tuesday evening, January 21, 2020 
at St. Elizabeth Mercy Health Center in 
Youngstown. Don was born June 16, 1941 in 
Warren, a son of Robert K. and Florence V. 
(Plummer) St. John. 

He was a factory worker at Packard Electric Co. 
for 34 years, retiring in 1998. Don was a 1959 
graduate of Bristolville High School and earned 
his B.A. degree at Y.S.U. in 1967. He served 
his country as a member of the U.S. Army. 

Don’s family was very important to him, 
especially his children and grandchildren. He 
was a car enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoors. 
Don also enjoyed reading and was an Ohio State 
Buckeye fan. Don was a member of the Silver 
Sneakers at the Wellness Center in Niles. 

Don is survived by his wife of 31 years, the 
former Donna R. Reed, whom he married in August 
of 1988; his children, Rodney (Eileen) St. John 
of Burlington, NC, Scott St. John of St. 
Petersburg, FL, Christine (Edward) Quarrick, 
Jr. of Vienna and April (Michael Daniel) Brady 
of Howland; his sister, Roberta (Brad) 
Teitelbaum of Palmetto, FL; his brother, Norman 
(Kathy) St. John of Ft. Myers, FL; his 
grandchildren, Kyle (Erica) St. John, Aaron St. 
John, Brett (Kelsey) St. John, Danielle St. 
John, Ryan St. John, Peyton St. John, Bryce 
Butler and Garrett St. John and his great-
grandchildren, Kassian and Brennen St. John. 
Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death 
by his sister, Alice Mogle and his 
granddaughter, Amber St. John. 

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 
a.m. Monday prior to the Service at 11 a.m. at 
the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral Ridge 
Chapel.


Thursday January 23, 2020

Anna Lalama

January 3, 1940 - January 22, 2020

Obituary

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am 
Monday at Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church 
for Anna Lalama who passed away on Wednesday, 
January 22, 2020.

Anna was born January 3, 1940 in Pacentro 
Provincia L’Aquila, Italy the daughter of 
Nicola and Adele (DiCicco) DiPilla. Anna 
immigrated to the United States in 1956 with 
her family.

She would later meet Antonio Lalama, also from 
Pacentro, whom she would eventually marry in 
1961. Their marriage would last for 50 years, 
before his passing in September of 2011. Anna 
was a homemaker. More than anything, she 
enjoyed welcoming people into her home where 
she prepared delicious homemade meals, carrying 
on Italian traditions. 

She was a kind, generous, and compassionate 
woman who had a heart for people, a deep faith 
in God and love of family.

 Anna will be deeply missed by her sons; Dr. 
Patrick (Lori) Lalama of Canfield and Marcello 
(Ursula) Lalama of Bridgeport, W.V. 

She will also be missed by her grandchildren; 
Anthony (Autumn) Lalama, Jacqueline (Micah) 
Fisher, Jonah, Madelyn, Corinne Lalama, her 
siblings; Amelia (Martin) LoPresti, Silvana 
Seeger, Diana DiPilla, and James (Kim) DiPilla, 
brother-in-law Tom Kollar, and many nieces and 
nephews. 

Anna was preceded in death by her sister Teresa 
Kollar. Family and friends may call from 5-7 pm 
Sunday at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel.


Thursday January 23, 2020

Donald Errol Kephart

May 9, 1936 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

SALEM – Donald Errol Kephart, age 83, died at 
9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Vibra 
Hospital of Mahoning Valley in Boardman. He was 
born May 9, 1936 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 
son of Helen (Kephart) Bittner.

Donald worked as a welder/operator for General 
Motors for over 37 years. He was a member of 
St. Paul Catholic Church. Donald was a graduate 
of South Union High School in Uniontown, PA. He 
loved to play golf and was active in many local 
leagues.

Donald served in the United States Army 
Reserves as part of the Medical Corp.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia 
(Veshinfskey) Kephart whom he married April 16, 
1966; two sons, Keith (Robin) Kephart of Akron 
and William (Tammy) Kephart of Kaysville, UT; a 
brother, James Kephart of Uniontown, PA; 
sisters, Judy Poe of Uniontown, PA, Donna Young 
of Somerset, PA and Linda Caffrey Schlotthober 
of Red Lion, PA; four grandchildren, Corey, 
Gregory, Dylan and Kayla.

Besides his parents, a brother, Kenneth Kephart 
a sister, Carol Younkin also preceded him in 
death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 
p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Paul 
Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. No calling hours will be held. 
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff of Vibra 
Hospital of Mahoning Valley and an extra 
special thanks to Jill Platt for their 
compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 E. State 
St., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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


Thursday January 23, 2020

Kenneth E. Garlough

June 10, 1942 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

Leetonia - Kenneth E. Garlough, age 77, of 
Leetonia, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 
2020 at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh with his 
loving wife and family by his bedside.

Kenneth was born on June 10, 1942 in Salem, OH, 
a son of the late Walter and Lois Marshall 
Garlough.  He was a 1961 graduate of Leetonia 
High School.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 
camping, going on cruises, and traveling.  He 
also enjoyed spending time with his 
grandchildren and great grandchildren and his 
dog and cat.

He joined the Leetonia Fire Department 
volunteering for 38 years as a firefighter and 
EMT; 21 of which he served as Leetonia Chief.  
He worked as a press operator first at Salem 
Label and then 35 years at MPI Label, Sebring.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy McClish 
Garlough, whom he married on January 10, 1964; 
his two daughters, Lori A. (Fred) Rumsey and 
Lisa M. (Daryn) Unkefer; a son, Scott A. 
(Sarah) Garlough; his grandchildren Freddie 
(Carrie) Rumsey, Samantha (Todd) Hoebeke, 
Kaitlin and Jordan Rhoads; Daniel (Hailey) 
Garlough, Michael Garlough, and Cameron 
Unkefer;  two great grandchildren, Keagan 
Garlough and Rylee Hoebeke; and five brothers, 
Glendon, Harry, Arthur, Larry, and Bill 
Garlough.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by an infant son, Kevin.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, 
January 25, 2020 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the 
Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.  The 
funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.  Burial will 
follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

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


Thursday January 23, 2020

Robert E. Oyster

August 12, 1938 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary

  Robert E. Oyster, age 81, of Alliance, passed 
away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Community 
Care Center.

  He was born August 12, 1938, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Vincent E. and Emma L. (Richards) 
Oyster.

  Robert was a graduate of Alliance High 
School. He had been a farmer and also worked 
for Transue & Williams Company and American 
General Insurance.

  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic 
Church. He was also a member of the Alliance 
Elks Lodge No. 467 and served as Exalted Ruler 
from 1999-2001, 32° Mason with Masonic Scottish 
Rite and an associate member of the American 
Legion.

  Survivors include his children, Becky S. 
(Robert) McMasters, Jeffrey A. Oyster, Kathy A. 
(Kevin) Lipely and Tammy L. (Gregory) Hagge, 
all of Alliance; nine grandchildren and 15 
great-grandchildren; and brother, Lynn D. 
(Jerri) Oyster of Alliance.

  In addition to his parents, Robert was 
preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. 
(Heltman) Oyster whom he married March 30, 1957 
and who died January 2, 2018; and two infant 
daughters, Lori and Diane Oyster.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, 
January 27, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Cannon Matthew 
Mankowski officiating. Friends may call from 
10-11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 70 
W. Streetsboro St. Suite 201 Hudson OH 44236.

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


Thursday January 23, 2020

Dale L. Grubb
May 21, 1945 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 74)

   

Obituary & ServicesTribute Wall
Obituary
  Dale L. Grubb, age 74, of Alliance, passed 
away at 3:45 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020 at 
Mercy Medical Center.

  He was born May 21, 1945, in Alliance, Ohio 
to Lewis and Opal (Martin) Grubb.

  Dale was a 1964 graduate of Alliance High 
School and a Veteran of the United States Army 
having served from 1964-1968. He was employed 
at the former Alliance Drop Forge and also the 
Wright Tool and Forge Company until his 
retirement.

  He was a former Master of the Lexington 
Grange and the Ruritan’s Club. He enjoyed 
golfing, gardening and woodworking.

  Survivors include his wife, Donna J. 
(Walborn) Grubb of Alliance whom he married in 
1969 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary; daughter, Valerie Ann Grubb and 
son, Brian Lewis (Carrie) Grubb, both of 
Alliance; granddaughter, Brennah Grubb; 
brother, Virgil (Nada) Grubb of Minerva; and 
many nieces and nephews.

  Dale was preceded in death by his parents; 
brother, Eugene Grubb; and sister, Loretta 
Cameron.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, 
January 25, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m., 
prior to the service. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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

Thursday January 23, 2020

Dominick T. Quinn

January 2, 1931 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 89)

Obituary

SALEM – Dominick T. Quinn, age 89 died 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his home. He was 
born January 2, 1931 in Lisbon, son of the late 
Bruno and Catherine (Ieropoli) Quinn.

Dominick had worked as a core-maker at Eljers 
Manufacturing for 33 years, retiring in 1987. 
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. 
Dominick was a graduate of Salem High School, a 
member of Salem V.F.W. Post 45 and enjoyed 
gardening.

Dominick served in the United States Navy 
during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Lamb) Quinn 
whom he married October 1956; five sons, Robert 
Quinn of Salem, David Lee (Lorna) Quinn of 
Clarksville, GA, Thomas A. (Monica) Quinn of 
Salem, Allan J. (Nati) Quinn of Deerfield, and 
Dominic A. (Michele) Quinn of Salem; a 
daughter, Mary C. (Mervin) Jones of 
Salineville; two sisters, Rose Marie (George) 
Corl of Salem and Shirley (Robert) Taylor of 
Buena Park, CA; a brother, Jerry (Viki) Quinn 
of Sebring; nine grandchildren and seven great 
grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a sister, Mary Bilby and 
two brothers, Richard and Carmen Quinn also 
preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Paul 
Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 
Stark Memorial. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery with military honors provided by Salem 
Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dementia 
Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, 
PA 18901.

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


Wednesday January 22, 2020

Audrey P. Elliott

May 31, 1929 - January 19, 2020

Obituary

CORTLAND- Audrey P. Elliott, age 90, passed 
away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center.

Audrey was born May 31, 1929 in Warren, Ohio to 
the late Robert and Dorothea (Foltz) Evans and 
stepmother, Erma Pearl (Carter) Evans.
Audrey was a member of Cortland United 
Methodist Church and Eastern Star Opal Chapter 
181.

Audrey will be remembered for her wonderful 
sense of humor and her loving and caring ways 
that made her family feel special and loved. 
Family was everything to Audrey. She enjoyed 
gardening in her flowers, cooking and baking 
pies for her family, and spending time with her 
children and grandchildren. She will be loved, 
cherished and deeply missed.

Besides her parents, Audrey is preceded in 
death by her husband of 59 years, James R. 
Elliott; her sisters, Betty Pettit and Bernitea 
Conley.

Audrey is survived by her two daughters, Debbie 
(Ken) Wiswell and Pam (Chuck) Trunick; a son, 
James E. (Patricia) Elliott; seven 
grandchildren, Missy (Mike) Schmader, Michelle 
(Erick) Killingsworth, Mindy Wiswell, Meghan 
(Michael) Borsic, Lauren (Dane) Swanson, Mike 
(Mary) Elliott, and Mark Elliott; and nine 
great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are private. Interment in 
Hillside Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Audrey's family.


Wednesday January 22, 2020

Sherri L. (Davis) Wilson

February 17, 1972 - January 17, 2020

Obituary

KINSMAN - Sherri L. (Davis) Wilson, age 47, 
passed away unexpectedly at her residence on 
Friday, January 17th.
Sherri was born February 17, 1972 in 
Youngstown, Ohio.

Sherri is preceded in death by her grandparents 
Presley and Martha Uber, and Irene Davis.

She is survived by her parents Donald and Donna 
(Uber) Davis, daughter Amber Betts, 
granddaughter Clarissa Darno, sister Cindy 
Davis Rainey, brother in-law David Rainey, 
nephews Bailey and Jack Rainey, and longtime 
companion John Ramsey.

She enjoyed going to rock concerts, fishing, 
camping, and spending quality time with her 
daughter. She recently became a grandmother and 
was looking forward to watching her 
granddaughter grow up. Although she only knew 
her for a short time, Clarissa will often be 
reminded of her beautiful guardian angel. 
Memories of Sherri will live on in all of our 
hearts forever.

“God knows I’ll see you on the other side, yeah 
I’m gonna see you, see you on the other side.”

A memorial service will be held 2 pm on 
Saturday, January 25th at Calvary Presbyterian 
Church, on the corner of Laird Ave. and Market 
St. in Warren with Rev. David Robert Black, 
officiant.
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Sherri’s family.


Wednesday January 22, 2020

George L. Ayers

January 9, 1964 - January 21, 2020

Obituary

George L. Ayers, 56, of Niles, passed away on 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by his 
family at the Hospice House in Poland.

George was born on January 9, 1964 in Warren, 
Ohio, the son of the late Dennis and Wilma 
(Johnson) Ayers.
He graduated from Fairmont State University in 
1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical 
Engineering.

In 2010, George was diagnosed with cancer. 
Despite his diagnosis he continued to work at 
Delphi Electrical, now Aptiv, as an Electrical 
Engineer, as he battled the illness.

George was a member of First Baptist of Niles. 
He previously served as a Treasurer and a 
Deacon at Faith Baptist. He was known as a 
“fixer” to many and enjoyed helping others. He 
loved football, especially the Ohio State 
Buckeyes, and playing dominos with friends. 
George’s biggest pride and joy was his grandson 
River.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda (McNally), 
whom he married on September 12, 1992; his 
children Emily (Cory) Kimmy, Justin Ayers, and 
Janelle Ayers; his brothers Richard (Shirley) 
Ayers, Bob (Debbie) Ayers, Jeff Ayers, Dennis 
Ayers Jr., John (Tami) Ayers; his sister Sandy 
(Tom) Tomko; his sister-in-law Nancy Ayers; his 
brother-in-law Michael (Karen) McNally; his 
grandson River Kimmy and many nieces and 
nephews.
Besides his parents, George was preceded into 
Glory by his brother Wayne Ayers.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
on Friday, January 24th from 5-7 PM and on 
Saturday, January 25th from 10-11 AM at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel, with a 
funeral service immediately following at 11:00 
AM at the funeral home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions may be made to Hospice of the 
Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland Ohio 44514 
or American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 11432 
Mayfield Road, Cleveland Ohio 44106


Wednesday January 22, 2020

Obituary for "Sonny" Estock

Everett A. "Sonny" Estock, 64, of Barberton and 
formerly of Alliance, passed away on Sunday, 
January 19, 2020 at 8:05 am at Barberton 
Hospital in Barberton, Ohio.

Born on November 11, 1955 in Alliance, to 
Everett and Shirley (Scaia) Estock, he lived in 
Barberton most of his life.

A 1974 graduate of Alliance High School, Sonny 
obtained multiple college degrees, including 
Summa St. Thomas School of Nursing, and the 
latest from Stark State College.

He was employed at DaVita Dialysis Center as a 
Charge Nurse.

Sonny played drums with many local Akron bands, 
including "The Detours", "The Nelsons" and the 
"Mickeys".
"Just because you are under pressure doesn't 
mean you can't perform."
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Powell of 
North Canton; sister, Cynthia (Kim) Hobart of 
Westminster, MD; two brothers, Eric R. (Rachel) 
Estock of Alliance and Jeffery R. (Maci) Estock 
of Orlando, FL; and several cousin, nieces, 
nephews, aunts and uncles.
Preceding him in death was his father Everett 
Sr. and his sister, Suzanne Marasky.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, 
January 23, 2020 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. His 
Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 pm, with 
Very Rev. Canon Matthew J. Mankowski, of St. 
Joseph Roman Catholic Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 
Cleveland Glickman Urological & Kidney 
Institute, www.my.clevelandclinic.org/giving .

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


Tuesday January 21, 2020

Dawna F. Smith

January 3, 1947 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 73)
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Obituary

Dawna F. Smith, age 73, of Deerfield, Ohio 
passed away at University Hospital Medical 
Center in Ravenna, Ohio. A memorial service 
will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2020 
at Truth Baptist Church in Atwater with Pastor 
Roy Teague officiating.


Tuesday January 21, 2020

Clifford E. Zeller

September 5, 1923 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 96)

Obituary

Clifford Edward Zeller, age 96, of Alliance 
passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at Bel-Air 
Care Center.

  He was born September 5, 1923, in Alliance to 
Ed and Bertha (Tescher) Zeller.

  He was a member and church trustee at Salem 
United Methodist Church for many years. 
Clifford was a member of the Carnation Auto 
Classics and served on the board of the Ohio 
Jersey Cattle Club for several years. He was 
also a multi-gallon donor to the Red Cross.

  Before his retirement, Clifford was a farmer, 
drag racer, Marlington School bus driver and 
mechanic. He was also a Washington Township 
superintendent of roads.

  Clifford was a father to his six daughters, 
Margery Grimes of Paris, OH, Elaine (Glenn) 
Dickerhoof of Alliance, Virginia (Charles) 
Shepard of Alliance, Miriam (Steven) Bell of 
Georgetown, OH, Shirley (William) Kuemerle of 
Canton and Joann (John) Huddleston of Paris, 
OH, all who survive him. Other survivors 
include his 14 grandchildren, many great-
grandchildren and many great-great-
grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, Clifford was 
preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ann 
(Pilmer) Zeller whom he married June 14, 1942 
and who died January 16, 2008.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, 
January 25, 2020 at Salem United Methodist 
Church with Rev. Neil Orchard officiating. 
 Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m., prior to 
the service. Interment will be at Salem 
Greenlawn Cemetery.

  The family wishes to thank all employees of 
Bel-Air for their care of Clifford.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to the 
Salem United Methodist Church 14113 Salem 
Church Rd Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Tuesday January 21, 2020

Marc P. Ballinger

March 12, 1972 ~ January 18, 2020 (age 47)

Obituary

Marc P. Ballinger 47, born March 12, 1972, 
passed away peacefully on Saturday January 18, 
2020 following an extended illness. 

He was born in Canton, Ohio and was a 1990 
graduate of GlenOak High School. He resided in 
Damascus, Ohio in his beloved home for the last 
20 years. 

Marc was a successful Mortgage Broker until he 
became dependent on dialysis.  He never let his 
disability stop him from living a full life. 

He took great pride in watching his grass grow 
just to make perfect lines. He was an avid 
football fan with the Pittsburgh Steelers being 
his favorite team. 

He was a connoisseur of Dunkin Doughnuts coffee 
and all kinds of gummy bears. His greatest joy 
was being a Father and Paw Paw and loyal friend 
to many. He loved his fur babies Lazz and Arrow 
unconditionally. 

He is preceded in death by his Father Gary 
Ballinger and maternal and paternal 
grandparents. He is survived by his mother 
Marie Ballinger of Alliance, Ohio, 3 Aunts, 2 
Uncles and many cousins. 

Longtime friend Mike Haren and the Haren 
family, "his person" Michele Reed, son David 
Reed, daughters Logan Reed, Maura Reed, Taylor 
Reed and his precious grand babies Anna and 
Riley Reed. Marc will be missed by all, he was 
one of a kind and warrior beyond all measures. 

A celebration of life will be held Monday 
January 27th from 6-9 PM at The Precinct, 430 
Walnut Ave NE Canton, Ohio 44702. 

Stier-Israel Funeral Home  330-875-1414


Tuesday January 21, 2020

Steven C. Beck

July 6, 1959 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 60)

Obituary

ALLIANCE – Steven C. Beck, age 60 died at 10:50 
a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at his home. He 
was born July 6, 1959 in Salem, son of Roxanna 
G. (Calhoun) Beck and the late Galen C. Beck.

Steven passed away peacefully in his sleep, 
watching sports as he so loved to do. He was a 
1977 graduate of West Branch High School 
(lovingly known as "Skelly"), and a 1987 
graduate of Kent State University. Steve had 
worked at MAC Trailer in Alliance for several 
years. 

Steve was a very hard worker - always using 
his strength and intelligence to rise to a 
task. He was also a die - hard Cleveland sports 
fan. He loved his sons more than life, and 
always put his family first. Steve was 
"unapologetically himself." A man of many, many 
words he was always the life of any event. He 
raised his three sons in the world of 
athletics. He was a coach for all three boys, 
whatever sport it may have been. He loved his 
sports kids like his own children - that will 
last forever.

Steve was a cancer survivor, and 2019 saw him 
battle, and defeat, early onset colon cancer. 
Steve's compassionate spirit always put others 
before him, and he did not intend for others to 
know about his diagnosis and battle. Steve's 
kind heart and soul were one of a kind. He will 
be missed dearly by those whose lives he has 
impacted. 

Survivors include his mother, Roxanna G. Beck 
of Salem; three sons, Bradley (Kindra), Jacob 
and Dylan Beck all of Kent, OH; two sisters, 
Gaye Anne Studenic of Marietta, OH and Vicki 
(Bill) L. Salice of Virginia Beach, VA; two 
brothers, Galen “Scott” (Teri) Beck of 
LaVergne, TN and Derek (Angela) Beck of Salem, 
OH.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Salem First Friends 
with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. Burial 
will be held later at Damascus Cemetery.

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

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


Monday January 20, 2020

Treasa K. Royse

April 13, 1923 - January 15, 2020

Obituary

Treasa K. Royse, 96 of Boynton Beach, Florida, 
formerly of Canfield passed away Wednesday, 
January 15, 2020 in Florida.

Treasa is survived by her son, Ralph Royse; 
four grandchildren, Kimberly Ahlers, Kylie 
Ahlers, Adam Royse, Elizabeth Messenger and 
Scott Royse; five grandchildren, Aubrey Royse, 
Cole Ahlers, Logan Messenger and Sadie 
Messenger; and one great-great grandchild on 
the way.

65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel. Treasa 
will be laid to rest immediately following at 
the Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.


Monday January 20, 2020

Treasa K. Royse

April 13, 1923 - January 15, 2020

Obituary

Treasa K. Royse, 96 of Boynton Beach, Florida, 
formerly of Canfield passed away Wednesday, 
January 15, 2020 in Florida.

Treasa is survived by her son, Ralph Royse; 
four grandchildren, Kimberly Ahlers, Kylie 
Ahlers, Adam Royse, Elizabeth Messenger and 
Scott Royse; five grandchildren, Aubrey Royse, 
Cole Ahlers, Logan Messenger and Sadie 
Messenger; and one great-great grandchild on 
the way.

65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel. Treasa 
will be laid to rest immediately following at 
the Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.


Monday January 20, 2020

Robert Lee McBride

October 13, 1929 - January 17, 2020


ROBERT'S OBITUARY

Robert Lee McBride, 90, of Salem, died at 9:25 
AM Friday, January 17, 2020, at his home.

 

He was born on October 13, 1929, in Alliance, 
the son of the late Lewis and Lillie (Reed) 
McBride.

 

He previously resided in Carroll County. He was 
a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Salem and previously attended Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church of North Georgetown. Bob was employed by 
General Motors in Lordstown for 20 years and 
retired in 1988. He also worked for 10 years at 
TRW. He was a restorer of Model A Ford cars and 
spent many years driving them on tours. He was 
a builder of two passenger bicycles for 
handicapped persons and spent many happy miles 
on the bike trails. Bob also was a bulider of 
model Hit and Miss engines and attended shows.

 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, 
Barbara (Johnson) McBride, whom he married on 
January 21, 1950, children; Cheryl (Tom) 
O’brien of Chagrin Falls, Jeffery L. McBride of 
Beloit, and John W. McBride of Salem, siblings 
Mary Lu Barnes of Copeland Oaks in Sebring, 
Martha (Joe) Brodzinski of Alliance, Shirley 
Summers of Homeworth, Jim McBride of Alliance, 
Frank (Helen) McBride of Beloit, Betty (Marian) 
Kitzmiller of Homeworth, William (Joan) McBride 
of Beloit, Richard McBride of Levonia, 
Michigan, as well as 6 grandchildren, 12 great-
grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in 
death by a son, Robert A. McBride, siblings; 
Dorothy Brown, Roy McBride, Ida Sanor, Ruthann 
Oberlin, and Ada Delong, and one grand son.

 

A Celebration of Life Services will be held on 
Tuesday, 11 AM at the Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church. The Pastor Aimee Raymond of the church 
will be officiating and the burial will be in 
Quaker Ridge Cemetery in East Rochester. A time 
of visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM on 
Tuesday at the church.

 

The family has requested that in lieu of 
flowers, donations be made to the Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church Memorial Fund 1089 East State 
Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.

 

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




Monday January 20, 2020

William C. Curry

December 14, 1946 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 73)

Obituary

Salem - William C. Curry, age 93, of Salem, 
formerly of Columbiana and Monaca, PA died on 
Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Salem Regional 
Medical Center, Salem.

Mr. Curry was born on December 14, 1926 in New 
Brighton, PA.  He served in US Navy during 
World War II and in the US Army during the 
Korean War.  He had been employed as a 
millwright for the former US Steel Company in 
Ambridge, PA and prior to that at the former 
Rheem Manufacturing Co. in Monaca, PA.

Mr. Curry was a member of the former Trinity 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Washingtonville 
and most recently St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 
Leetonia.  He had also been a member of the 
Masonic Lodge in Pennsylvania.

His wife, the former Eva R. Curry, whom he 
married on February 27, 1954, preceded him in 
death on April 5, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.  The Honor 
Guard from Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion will accord Military Honors at 
the funeral home.

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

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


Monday January 20, 2020

Mary (Sarris) Gugelman

June 15, 1921 ~ January 19, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

Mary A. Gugelman, age 98, of Louisville, OH, 
passed away Sunday January 19, 2020. She was 
born in Toledo, OH on June 15, 1921 to the late 
George and Thelogia (Engli) Sarris. Mary was a 
former employee of B & W Tube Co. of Alliance 
and retired from the former Stern & Mann’s of 
Canton. She was a member of the Paradise United 
Church of Christ in Louisville.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, 
George Gugelman in 2006, sister, Freda Best and 
brother, Pete Sarris. She is survived by two 
daughters, Joan (Paul) Black and Jean Sarris; 
seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 
a great-great-grandson and several nieces and 
nephews.

Funeral services will be 11am Thursday at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Rev. Cathy Arble officiating. Calling hours 
will be from 10-11am Thursday morning at the 
funeral home. 

Mary will be laid to rest, beside her husband 
George, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise 
United Church of Christ, 619 E. Main St, 
Louisville, OH 44641.

                                          
Stier-Israel


Monday January 20, 2020

Erick Lee Theiss

July 19, 1942 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

SALEM - Erick Lee Theiss, 77, died Friday, 
January 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center. He was born July 19, 1942 in Canton, 
son of the late Daniel Theiss and Louise 
(Pochubay) Theiss.

Erick was a 1960 graduate of Salem Senior High 
School. He attended The Ohio State University 
where he earned a Bachelors degree in 
Horticulture in 1964. While there, Erick was a 
member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity and more 
recently an active board member in the Alumni 
Chapter in Columbus. Erick was also a member of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He was an avid Ohio 
State football fan and also enjoyed golfing and 
fishing. Erick was veteran of the United States 
Army during the Vietnam War, retiring as a 
Captain in 1967.

He is survived by his wife, the former Maryann 
Bricker, whom he married April 24, 1965; three 
children, Christopher (Kimberly) of Aurora, IL, 
Elizabeth Theiss of Dublin, and Andrew Theiss 
of Columbus; two sisters, Jean (Richard) 
Chamberlain of Poland and Jane (Robert) Jones 
of Brighton, MI; and two grandchildren, Daniel 
and Audrey.

A memorial service is being planned for 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church in Salem.  Service will begin at 11:00 
a.m. with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating. 
Friends and family will be received from 10:00-
11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the 
church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a 
donation in his name to Camp Frederick, P.O. 
Box 258, Rogers, OH. 44455.

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


Sunday January 19, 2020

Edwin L. Ott

July 10, 1936 - January 18, 2020

Obituary

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 
at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge 
Chapel for Edwin L. Ott, 83 of Canfield, who 
passed away peacefully Saturday, January 18th, 
surrounded by his family at The Inn at Poland 
Way.

Edwin was born at home on July 10, 1936, in 
Mineral Ridge, the only son of Bernetta Mae 
(Garland) Ott and Kenneth Edwin Ott. Ed was a 
1954 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, 
where he lettered in basketball for the Rams. 
Ed chose to bypass college and instead focus on 
his entrepreneurial spirit. He opened his first 
service station in Evansville, Ohio. A few 
successful years later, a second service 
station was opened across the street. In 1961, 
Ed was approached by the owner of a fire 
equipment business with a proposal to purchase 
his company based on Ed’s successful business 
ventures. Ed and Joanne then purchased WFE, 
where he remained until retirement, after 
building one of the most respected fire 
equipment companies in the state of Ohio.

Ed loved traveling, hunting, fishing and the 
great outdoors. He was an avid basketball fan 
and a charter season ticket holder for the 
Cleveland Cavaliers. He had a passion for snow 
skiing and was a “ski-dad” for Austintown 
Middle School’s ski club. Ed had an adventurous 
spirit, earned his private pilot license and 
was a member of AOPA. Being a pilot enabled 
them to quickly get to one of his favorite 
destinations, Naples, Florida, where he and his 
wife made their home for 27 years. In his 
retirement, Ed was on the Board of Directors 
for Crystal Lake RV resort and served as 
President for 12 years. Under his guidance, 
many projects were undertaken for the 
betterment of the entire community. Ed was a 
member of the former Meander Lodge #765 F & AM, 
where he served as Worshipful Master, Education 
Officer, and Worthy Patron of the former 
Meander OES. He was a member of Allen Lodge of 
Columbiana #276 F & AM and was appointed to the 
Grand Lodge of Ohio, serving on the Education 
Committee. Edwin was a member of the Ancient 
Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Youngstown 
where he became Commander in Chief and was 
bestowed the prestigious 33rd degree. 

He was also active in the Youngstown Shrine 
Club for many years. Survivors include his high 
school sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Joanne 
Jane (Beard) Ott; his four daughters; Michele 
“Shelley” Healey of Canfield, Lynda (Robert) 
Malone of Denver, NC, Karen (Michael) Norton of 
Cornelius, NC, Sandra (Doug) Trotter of N. 
Canton. He will be greatly missed by his 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Thomas 
(Colleen) Clayton, Chelsea (Chris) Gray, Riley 
Healey, Amy (Eric) Koegle, Erin (Ryan) Turk, 
Allie Kmiecik, Gabrielle Kmiecik, Kenneth 
Trotter, Mary Clayton, Thomas Clayton, 
Charlotte Gray and Sutton Turk. Friends may 
call on Tuesday from 5:30pm – 7:30 p.m followed 
by a Masonic service at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel and on Wednesday 
from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. followed by 
the service at 11:00 a.m. The family would like 
to thank the caring staff of the Inn at Poland 
Way for their love, care and support that they 
gave Ed and his family during this time. 
Special thanks to Marlo, Dale, Abby, Tallah, 
Tina and Sandy. In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests material tributes take the form of 
contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital for 
Children.

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


Saturday January 18, 2020

Mary Ann Shafer

June 15, 1970 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 49)

Obituary

Salem - Mary Ann Shafer, age 49, of Salem, died 
on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center, Salem.

She was born on June 15, 1970 in Salem, OH, 
daughter of Gary Shafer and Karen Baker.

Mary had worked as a Laborer with EDI and was a 
member of First Church of Christ, East 
Palestine. She was involved with the Special 
Olympics and was a member God's Love. Mary 
enjoyed attending church, singing and Dancing.

Mary is survived by her mother, Karen baker of 
Salem; brother, James (Roberta) Shafer Sr. of 
Massillon, ; two nephews, Matthew (Cory) Shafer 
and James (Caitlin) Shafer Jr.; two great 
nephews, Kelly and Theodore Shafer and two 
great nieces, Piper and Presley Shafer.

She was preceded in death by her father Gary 
Shafer

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 
January 21, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 
from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-
Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

The family will also receive friends on 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 10:00 am – 
11:00 am at the First Church of Christ, East 
Palestine.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 
January 22, 2020, at 11:00 am at the First 
Church of Christ, East Palestine, with Mr. 
James Ostick Minister officiating.

Burial will take place at Petersburg Cemetery, 
Petersburg.

Due to allergies in the family, it has been 
requested that no roses be sent to the funeral 
home.

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


Friday January 17, 2020

R. Jane Schulz

June 19, 1925 - December 28, 2019

Obituary

Jane Schulz, of Waterford, CT, was reunited to 
the love of her life, Robert C. Schulz on 
December 28, 2019. Jane was born on June 19, 
1925 to Lawrence and Greta Riebe in Youngstown, 
OH

She is survived by her sister, Judith Sommerlad 
of Boardman, OH and her three daughters, Janet 
Walker (Alan) of Louisville, KY, Patricia 
Belcher (Brian) of Gales Ferry, and Barbara 
Rogers (Greg) of Dallas, TX, eleven 
grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Jane had a wonderful childhood full of fond 
family memories and special trips to Lake Erie 
and Kalamazoo, MI. After graduating from Fitch 
High School (Class of ’43), Jane earned her 
associate’s degree at Youngstown College 
Secretarial School where she was a member of 
the Alpha Iota sorority. Prior to marrying Bob 
she loved her work at the Y & N Railroad.
Bob and Jane lived in Dayton, OH and the 
Washington D.C. area, but the majority of their 
50 plus years together were in Cincinnati, OH. 
Being a fulltime mother and homemaker as well 
as dedicated volunteering to her church and 
Girl Scouts were Jane’s greatest joys.

In 2002, following Bob’s death in Cincinnati, 
Jane moved to CT to be near her daughter, 
Patti.

Janet and Barb cannot adequately express their 
appreciation to Patti for all the dedicated and 
loving attention she selflessly lavished on Mom 
during these later years. Thank you from the 
bottom of our hearts, Patti!

Jane lived her life caring for others. She 
loved people and people loved Jane. Her faith 
was the foundation on which she built her life. 
She will always be remembered for her servant 
heart and gentle spirit. We have all been 
blessed to have known her and she will be 
sorely missed.

A celebration of her life will be held this 
summer in Youngstown with her family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the 
National Parkinson’s Foundation 
(www.parkinson.org) or a charity of your 
choice.


Friday January 17, 2020

Cameron Lee Wilson

March 4, 1993 - January 14, 2020

Obituary

Champion – Cameron Lee Wilson, 26, went to be 
with the Lord on Tuesday January 14, 2020.

He was born in Warren, OH, on March 4, 1993, 
the son of Jason Wilson and Christina Davies.

Cameron graduated from Kent Roosevelt High 
School and attended Kent State University for 
Business. In high school Cameron played 
football, basketball and baseball for the Kent 
Rough Riders. He was known as a fierce 
competitor at everything he did.
Cameron had a love and passion for sports and 
was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. He was a 
professional poker player and in 2019 Cameron 
attended The World Series of Poker in Las 
Vegas.

He was well loved by his family and friends. 
Cameron was known for his kind heart, 
intelligence and his sense of humor. “He was 
just a beautiful person.”

Besides his parents, Cameron is survived by his 
siblings Joshua and Isabella Wilson and Trenton 
Lutz; his dog Daisy the Doodle; and his 
grandparents Rosemary Clark and Samuel L. 
Wilson.

Cameron is preceded in by death his 
grandparents Thomas and Rosalie Davies, 
Virginia Clark, Samuel Wilson, and Daisy 
Sanders.

A memorial gathering for Cameron will be held 
on Sunday January 19, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 
p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel, Warren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out 
to the family.


Friday January 17, 2020

Paul Edward Wallace

October 15, 1942 - January 15, 2020

Obituary

Paul Edward Wallace Sr., passed away at home on 
Wednesday January 15, 2020 surrounded by his 
loved ones. Paul was born on October 15, 1942 
in New Castle, Pennsylvania, the son of Harry 
and Mabel (Barr) Wallace.

On May 27, 2006 he married the love of his 
life, the former Vickie Cottrell Feigert.

Throughout his life, Paul had worked in a few 
different fields. He worked for RW Cox hanging 
garage doors, Rockwell Industries and he even 
had his own private body shop where he enjoyed 
working on cars.

He was a member of the Hartford Community 
Church, where he also served as a Deacon.

He was well loved by his family and friends. 
Paul will always be remembered as the jack of 
all trades and an energizer bunny. He was a man 
who loved tinkering around and working on old 
cars. He also loved to go camping, especially 
in Myrtle Beach. Paul enjoyed watching WWE 
Wrestling and the Pittsburg Steelers.

Besides his wife, Paul is survived by his 
children Paul (Melissa) Wallace Jr., Natalie 
Wallace, Mike Vogan, Tracy Weisenstein, Nicole 
Wallace, and his stepson William Feigert; his 
grandchildren Niza, Luciana, Audriana and six 
others; his brother James (Philomena) Wallace; 
and his beloved dog Jethro.

Visitation for Paul will be held on Monday 
January 20, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 
Brookfield where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Southern 
Care Hospice 5401 Ashley Cir, Youngstown, OH 
44515.


Friday January 17, 2020

Agnes Marie (Kamasky) Tullis
March 24, 1924 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 95)

   

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GREELEY, COLORADO - Agnes Marie (Kamasky) 
Tullis of Greeley, Colorado formerly of Salem, 
Ohio, age 95, passed away Wednesday, January 
15, 2020. Agnes was born March 4, 1924 in 
Albert, West Virginia, to Anthony and Katherine 
(Menet) Kaczmarczyk.

She was a lifelong member of the St. Paul 
Catholic Church in Salem and attended St. Mary 
Catholic Church in Greeley.

A 1943 graduate of Salem High School, she 
attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and 
worked at the Salem News in the business 
office, circulation, classified, accounts and 
payroll departments. She also became a Notary 
Public for Columbiana County, State of Ohio and 
was certified after she paid the fifty-cent 
recording fee.

On July 2, 1949 she married Gene Elton Tullis, 
who preceded her in death on January 25, 1997.

Agnes enjoyed planting her garden every year 
and would provide vegetables for all who 
stopped by the house. As a hobby she restored 
antique trunks and was fondly known as the 
“Trunk Lady” in Salem. She also was a Cub Scout 
Den Mother, Brownie Girl Scout Leader and 
coordinator of the S.H.S. Class of 1943 alumni.

Survivors include sons, Dr. Gene Tulllis of 
Greeley, Colorado; Roger (Missy) Tullis of 
Salem, Ohio; daughter, Sandra (Bill) Zinn of 
Homestead, Florida; grandchildren, Michael 
(Simone) Tullis, Kara (Kenneth) Moore, Sarah 
(Alec) Stumbaugh, Laura, Matthew, Zane and Colt 
Tullis; step grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Capman 
and Bill Zinn, Tim and D’lorah Eddinger; great 
grandchildren, Tyler and Elizabeth Tullis, 
Olivia and Zoey Stumbaugh; step great 
grandchildren, Billy and Gordy Zinn and Bradley 
and Lindsay Morton, Gabe Scullion and Ella 
Bruno.

In addition to her husband, Agnes was preceded 
in death by her parents and sisters, Helen 
Blaszyk, Mildred Lambert, infant sister, 
Celeste, brothers, Stanley, Alex, Edmund, 
infant brother, Mitchel, daughter-in-law, Julie 
Tullis, grandson, Ian Justus, and infant twin 
great grandsons, Jack and Will Tullis.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, January 
23, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will 
be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, Friday, 
January 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Burial 
immediately following at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem 
Alumni Assoc., 330 E State Street, Salem, Ohio 
44460 (www.salemohioalumni.org) or Marine Toys 
for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing 
Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, 
Triangle, VA 22172-1776 (www.toysfortots.org).                                          

To view Agnes’ obituary, send condolences or to 
order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Friday January 17, 2020

Clinton "Pete" McClun

January 10, 1945 ~ January 16, 2020 (age 75)


Obituary

Columbiana - Clinton "Pete" McClun, 75, of 
Columbiana, died on Thursday, January 16, 2020 
at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care 
Center, Columbiana.

He was born on January 10, 1945 in Salem.

Clinton had worked as a body man and owned and 
operated P and J Automotive.

Survivors include a son, Timothy McClun of 
Canton; daughter, Tammy (Darryl) Hiner of 
Columbiana and two grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time.

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


Friday January 17, 2020

Obituary for Angela Maria Bishop

Angela Maria Bishop, 81, of Alliance, passed 
away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at her home 
in Alliance.

She was born to Angela M. “Mary” (Vitale) Moore 
and Thomas M. Moore on February 12, 1938 in 
Pittsburgh, PA. 

She grew up in a close-knit Italian family, 
living at first with her parents and siblings 
in the same house as her grandmother and some 
of her many aunts, uncles, and cousins, until 
her family moved to their own home a few blocks 
away.

Throughout her life, Angela treasured close 
connections with the Irish and Italian sides of 
her extended family: from those in the United 
States to aunts, uncles, and cousins in Italy 
and Australia, with whom she stayed numerous 
times and maintained contact in between visits.

In 1955, Angela graduated from St. Justin High 
School in Pittsburgh, PA, having been hand-
picked by school faculty and administration for 
a scholarship to Mercyhurst College (now 
University) in Erie, PA, where she earned a 
B.S. in Education in 1959. In 1960, Angela 
became the first to graduate with a M.Ed. from 
the University of Pittsburgh’s nascent Special 
Education program, a distinction that filled 
her with pride.
Angela taught second grade in the Erie, PA 
parochial schools, special education in the 
Pittsburgh Public Schools, and preschool at the 
First Presbyterian Church in Alliance, Ohio. 
Angela’s commitment to children and to 
education, particularly the education of 
children with special needs, was inspired by 
her younger sister Gemma, born with Down 
Syndrome and a source of great love and joy to 
the entire family. After their mother died in 
1994, Angela became Gemma’s legal guardian and 
a second mother to her until Gemma’s death at 
age 64 in 2017.

Besides her commitment to children and family, 
Angela was deeply devoted to her Roman Catholic 
faith. She was an active member of Regina Coeli 
Church, where she was a Lay Leader of Prayer, a 
member of The Catholic Woman’s Club where she 
served as president (2000-2002), and the Regina 
Coeli Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a 
member of the Regina Coeli Choir (1971-2005), 
the Infant of Prague Guild, and served as a 
sacristan for Regina Coeli for 40 years 
(through 2013).

Angela was an avid reader and gardener, she 
adored decorating for and celebrating 
Christmas, and she always remembered friends 
and family with thoughtfully chosen cards for 
birthdays and special events.

Angela also loved to travel, and in addition to 
many extended visits with relatives in 
Australia and Italy, enjoyed traveling to 
several European countries and many sacred Holy 
Land sites, as well as visits to a sponsored 
child in Costa Rica.

In addition to her parents and sister Gemma, 
Angela was preceded in death by her brother 
Nicholas P. Moore.

Angela was the beloved wife of Thomas H. 
Bishop, whom she married on August 4, 1962 at 
St. Justin Church in Pittsburgh, PA, the 
cherished mother of Kathleen M. Bishop (Jeff 
Robbins) of Pittsburgh, PA, and Thomas R. 
Bishop (Stacey Franks) of Knoxville, TN, and 
the dearly loved grandmother of Chiara Bishop-
Robbins and Connor, Owen, and Kyla Bishop. She 
is also survived by her brother Joseph C. 
Moore, sisters- and brothers-in-law, and many 
nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to 
Allegheny Valley School, Pittsburgh Campus, 
1992 Ewings Mill Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 
January 21, 2020, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 11:00 am at 
Regina Coeli Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph 
Ruggieri as celebrant. Burial will immediately 
follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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


Thursday January 16, 2020

Bernard "Whitey" J. Dupirack

May 9, 1940 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

East Palestine-Bernard J. “Whitey” Dupirack, 
79, passed away Wednesday evening, January 15, 
2020 at Hospice House, Poland following a short 
illness.

Whitey was born May 5, 1940 in Lilly, PA, a son 
of the late Steven and Elizabeth Zintak 
Dupirack and had lived in this area since 1965 
coming from Berlin Center.

He had been a conductor for Conrail for many 
years working out of the Goodman Yard in 
Lordstown. Whitey served in the US Army during 
the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, the former, Judy 
Jones, whom he married September 28, 1979; a 
daughter, Gayleen (Curt Ross) Littell of Salem, 
a son, Kelly Kaiser of Poland; five 
grandchildren, two sisters, Patricia (Thomas) 
Holt of Lancaster, CA and Jeannie (Paul) Erzal 
of Portage, PA; and a brother, Richard Dupirack 
of Girard.

No services are being held at this time.

Send condolences to the family at 
www.familycareservices.com

Professional services were entrusted to the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.


Thursday January 16, 2020

MARGARET'S OBITUARY
Margaret Joan (Ewing) Copley 76, of Leetonia, 
(formerly of Greenford) died early Saturday 
morning, January 4, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born on November 20, 1943 in Greenford, 
Oh., daughter of the late Harvey and Wanda 
(Miller) Ewing.

 

She was a graduate of the Greenford High School 
and was a local beautician. She had attended 
services at the Leetonia Mennonite Church.

 

She is survived by her sons; James and Gary 
Copley and brothers; Jack and Jerry Ewing, and 
step brothers; Allen, Greg and Gordy Milliken, 
two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her daughter, Deborah Jo Copley in 
2018.

 

Services will be on Monday, January 13, 2020, 
11 AM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Rev. 
Phil Slabaugh of the church will be 
officiating. A time of visitation will be from 
10:30 to 11 AM Monday. The burial will follow 
in Canfield City Cemetery.

Thursday January 16, 2020

ROSALIE'S OBITUARY
Rosalie Shannon 71, of Salem, formerly of 
Lisbon, died January 6, 2020, at her home.
 

She was born on January 18, 1948, in Johnstown, 
Pa., the daughter of the late Donald V. Shannon 
and Alice (Richards) Shannon-Yarger.

 

She was a nursing aide at various places in the 
area and worked at American Laundry. She was a 
member of Salem St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Shonda and 
Stacy Shannon, siblings; Donna Roher, Vernard 
and Earl Shannon, and numerous grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren.

 

Rosalie did not want and services and choose to 
be cremated.

 

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

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Robert C. Getic

July 23, 1932 - January 14, 2020

Obituary

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today, 
Thursday, January 16th at the chapel of 
Greenhaven Memorial Gardens for Robert C. 
Getic, 87 of Poland, died early.Tuesday morning 
at Hospice House of Poland. 

Robert was born July 23, 1932, in Cuyahoga 
Falls, a son of the late Cloyd R. and Irene 
(Rook) Getic. 

He grew up living in a log cabin in Saxton, PA 
with his grandparents until he was nine, then 
moving to Aliquippa, PA. 

Robert was a millwright with Republic Steel/LTV 
Steel for 42 years, retiring in 1994. He loved 
antique cars and enjoyed working on them when 
he was younger. 

He looked forward to taking car rides into the 
country and farmland to experience the scenery. 
His wife, the former, Lois Evans, whom he 
married May 31, 1950, died September 9, 1998. 

He leaves his daughter, Debra (James) Hardwick 
of Poland; a son, Robert T. Getic of Hubbard; 
his son-in-law, David Hess of Mineral Ridge; 
seven grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren. 

Robert is also survived by a sister, Grace 
Kibler of New Brighton, PA and a brother, 
Donald Getic of St. George, Utah. 

Besides his parents, and his wife, Robert was 
preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Hess; a 
sister, Edith Sparks and two brothers, William 
Getic and Richard Getic. Rev. Adam Rodgers will 
be the officiant. 

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


Wednesday January 15, 2020

Catherine J. (Ray) Wayne

June 25, 1923 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 96)
Tribute Wall

Obituary

  Catherine J. (Ray) Wayne, age 96, formerly of 
Alliance, passed away at 5:05 a.m., Monday, 
January 13, 2020 at Briarwood Health Care in 
Stow.

  She was born June 25, 1923, in Willits, 
California, to James and Florence (Hert) Ray.

  Catherine was a 1941 graduate of Minerva High 
School and was employed for more than 25 years 
as a cook and waitress at the former Shaffer’s 
Diner in Alliance and also worked at McCaskey 
Register.

  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church 
since 1949 and the Knights of Columbus/ Templar 
Ladies and Order of the Eastern Star.

  Survivors include her siblings, Calvin Ray, 
Esther McFarland, and Ruth Beard.

  In addition to her parents, Catherine was 
preceded in death by her 1st husband, A. 
Sinclair who died in 1972; daughter, Debra 
Stewart who died in 1992 and siblings, Ed Ray, 
Lois Waltz and James Ray Jr.

  An Eastern Star Service will be held at Noon 
Saturday, January 18, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with the funeral service 
immediately following.  Friends may call one 
hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park at a later date.

  Memorial contributions can be made to the 
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 50, 9540 
McCallum Ave., Alliance, OH, 44601 or to the 
charity of the donor’s choice.

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


Wednesday January 15, 2020

Jeanette Irene (Walter) Bender

March 5, 1922 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 97)

Obituary

Jeanette Irene (Walter) Bender, age 97, passed 
away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her residence 
in Garfield Heights, Ohio.

  She was born March 5, 1922, in Cleveland, 
Ohio to Arthur and Frances (Cooper) Walter.

  Jeanette graduated from Garfield Heights High 
School in Cleveland in the class of 1940. She 
was the first female athlete of the year.

  She was employed as a cook at Nordonia School 
Systems for 13 years and a secretary at 
Republic Steel for 3 years.

  Jeanette was a member of the First Christian 
Church of Christ in Alliance, The Elks 
Auxiliary and the Alliance Senior Center.

  Survivors include her sons, Dale (Debbie) 
Bender of Willoughby, David (Beth) Bender of 
Lubbock, Texas, and Alan Bender of Garfield 
Heights; five grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Jeanette was 
preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Red” 
Bender whom she married March 9, 1945 and who 
died June, 17, 2015; and a sister, Marjorie 
Helfer.

  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., 
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Sue DeHoff 
officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m., 
prior to the service.

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


Tuesday January 14, 2020

James C. Cunningham

September 14, 1954 - January 10, 2020

Obituary

James C. Cunningham, 65, of Austintown passed 
away on Friday evening, January 10, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus. Jim was 
born September 14, 1954 in Youngstown the son 
of the late Norman and Janice (Bott) 
Cunningham. 

He was a lifelong area resident, a graduate of 
Austintown Fitch High School, class of 1972 and 
received his associate degree from Youngstown 
State University in 1986. 

Jim retired in 2019 from Highway Equipment 
Company where he was their Safety Manager. 

Jim was the first 3rd generation family member 
to serve as Master of Sincerity Lodge #694 of 
the Masons which later became part of the Niles 
McKinley Lodge #794. As a Mason Jim was a 
member of all 3 bodies of York Rite, where he 
received the Knights of the York Cross of 
Honor. 

Jim loved music and was a drummer at heart. He 
was a founding member and president of the 
Warren Junior Military Band Alumni Association 
and was a member of the Canfield Community 
Band. 

He also enjoyed classic rock music, traveling, 
muscle cars, drag racing, and NASCAR. One of 
the highlights of Jim’s life was attending the 
Bristol Motor Speedway. He also enjoyed 
following the Cleveland Indians and the Green 
Bay Packers. 

Jim leaves his wife the former Sharon Kochera, 
whom he married May 3, 1975, two daughters, 
Jodi (Chad McKay) Plevniak and Kari(Ben Myers) 
Cunningham both of Carlisle, PA., five 
grandchildren whom he adored and called him 
“Papa”, Christopher Plevniak, Tarah Villers, 
Matthew Villers, Carly McKay, and Aubrianna 
Myers, two sisters, Kim (Mark) Barabas of 
Lititz, PA., and Jane Cunningham of Struthers, 
as well as several nieces and nephews whom he 
truly loved.

 Jim was preceded in death by his parents. 

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Saturday 
January 18, 2020 at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Boardman Chapel, where a Celebration of Jim’s 
life will begin at 11 AM. Friends and family 
will be encouraged to share stories of how Jim 
influenced their lives. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests 
donations be made to the Donald W. “Squire” 
Hurrelbrink Scholarship fund at YSU or to 
Angels for Animals where Jim adopted his 
beloved Sophie.


Tuesday January 14, 2020


Thomas E Barker
September 25, 1956 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 63)

Obituary & Services

Obituary
Thomas E Barker age 63 of Alliance died at 10:55 PM Saturday January 11,2020 at 
Community Care Center. 

He was born September 25, 1956 in Alliance to Arlie Barker Jr. and Margaret 
Barker. He attended Marlington schools. 

He was formally employed by Tru-Cut, Valley Forge, and Williamsons and other 
small jobs. He enjoyed working on cars, going to car shows, going to races, and 
being with his family and friends. 

Survivors include his three sons: Nathan Barker (Alliance), Sean Barker (Alliance), 
and Andrew Barker  (Canton). 5 grandchildren. two sisters: Kathy (Ray) Pfaff 
(Alliance) and Barbara (Giovonnie) Bagnoli (Canton). One brother: Arlie Barker III 
(Alliance). 

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and one grandchild, Alex Barker. 
Per his request cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at 
First Baptist Church in Alliance 1659 W. State St Alliance on January 25th at 11am 
with Pastor Joshua Smith officiating. 

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.DeansFuneralHome.com. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Randall McGath

December 22, 1951 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 68)

Obituary

Washingtonville - Randall McGath, age 68, of 
Washingtonville, died on Monday, January 13, 
2020 at Blossom Nursing & Rehabilitation 
Center, Salem.

He was born on December 22, 1951 in Beaver 
Falls, PA, son of the late Willis and Jimmie 
Lou Caldwell McGath.

Randall had worked as an overhead crane 
operator with E.W. Bliss and Republic Steel.

Randall is survived by his wife, Kathryn Woods 
McGath, whom he married on December 29, 1973; 
two sons, Michael McGath of Leetonia and Joe 
(Terri) McGath of Washingtonville; a sister, 
Cheryl (Dave) Carnell of GA; three brothers, 
Mike (Pat) McGath of Leetonia, Glenn McGath of 
New Waterford and Jamie McGath of Youngstown; a 
granddaughter, Scarlett McGath and a grandson, 
Joe McGath.

Per the families wishes, no services will be 
held at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to an animal 
charity of the donor’s choice

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


Tuesday January 14, 2020

Obituary for Geraldine "Jeri" Baker

Our Beloved Jeri – mother, grandmother, great-
grandmother, dear fried – became our Angel on 
January 12, 2020.

Jeri leaves this message to sooth and comfort 
our weeping hearts:
“I give you this one thought to keep, I am with 
you still I do not sleep, I am the thousand 
winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on 
snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, when 
you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift 
uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled 
flight, I am the soft stars that shine at 
night, do not think of me as gone, I am with 
you still in each new dawn”

The family will receive friends at Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, date to be 
announced.

You are invited to view Geraldine's tribute 
wall, offer condolences and share memories at 
www.sharerfuneralhome.com.

Monday January 13, 2020

Loyce Ingrid Kriner

August 4, 1945 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

Loyce Ingrid Kriner, age 74, passed away at the 
CountryView Manor facility in Carrollton, Ohio, 
on January 10, 2020.   

  She is preceded in death by her father, 
Spencer R. Kriner, her mother, Lena (Stinson) 
Kriner, and a brother, Larry D. Kriner.

   She is survived by her brother, Lon S. 
Kriner (Helene) of Williamsburg, Virginia; 
nephew Brandon J. Kriner (Kate) of Sacramento, 
California; niece, Laren Kriner Marra (Anthony) 
of Medfield, Massachusetts; and a grandnephew 
and five grandnieces.

  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. 
Tuesday, January 14th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Charles Parke 
officiating. Burial will follow at Alliance 
City Cemetery.

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


Monday January 13, 2020

Lowell A. Johnson

May 3, 1939 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 80)

Obituary

  Lowell A. Johnson, age 80, of Alliance, 
passed away at 5:20 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 
2020 at Oak Hill Life Care Center in 
Louisville.

  He was born May 3, 1939 in Alliance, Ohio to 
Clarence L. and Elva May (Rosenberger) Johnson.

  Lowell was a Louisville High School graduate 
and a lifelong farmer.

  He attended Alliance Salem United Methodist 
Church. He enjoyed tractor pulls, welding, and 
antique shopping and loved cows.

  Survivors include his four children, Walt 
(Connie) Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Doug Johnson, 
and Kurt Johnson; seven grandchildren; five 
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry 
Johnson, Richard (Connie) Johnson and Ed 
(Margie) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, 
January 16, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Rev. Neil Orchard 
officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., 
Wednesday, at the funeral home and also one 
hour prior to the service Thursday. Interment 
will be at Alliance Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Stark County 4H 2650 Richville Drive S.E. 
Massillon, Ohio

44646 or to the Washington Township Fire 
Department 5843 Beechwood Ave., Alliance, OH 
44601.

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


Monday January 13, 2020

Mary Lou Wendt

March 19, 1945 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

SALEM – Mary Lou Wendt, age 74, died at 6:10 
p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was 
born March 19, 1945 in Canton, daughter of the 
late Howard L. and Grace (Wortman) Sweitzer. 

Mary Lou worked for the Blackhawk Automotive 
Plastics (Ventra) for 30 years.  She was 1963 
graduate of Marlington High School. Her 
interests included country music, Dallas 
Cowboys football and animals, especially 
raccoons. But above all, she enjoyed the time 
she was able to spend with her family, friends 
and pets.

Survivors include a brother, Wilbur (Lois) 
Sweitzer of New Castle, Pennsylvania and 
several nieces and nephews.

A brother, William Sweitzer also preceded her 
in death.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert 
Rowley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Special Olympics Ohio, 3303 Winchester Pike, 
Columbus, OH 43232

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


Monday January 13, 2020

George Smearsoll

April 1, 1938 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary

SALEM – George Smearsoll, age 81 died at 10:44 
p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Salem 
Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 1, 
1938 in Pemberville, Ohio, the son of Paul and 
Anna (Avers) Smearsoll. George was a machine 
maintenance mechanic for 24 years at KD 
Manufacturing in Orwell and retired in December 
1996.  Previously he was a park ranger at 
Punderson State Park in Geauga County.

George lived in Ashtabula County (Colebrook) 
for 30 years and in Salem for the past 10 
years.  He was a 1956 graduate of Webster 
Township High School. He coached the Grand 
Valley High School girls’ softball summer team 
for three years, and was president of the 
Highway Sams Camping Club for seven years. 
After his retirement George and his wife were 
full time RV’ers traveling across the USA and 
spending winters in Florida and summers in West 
Salem, OH.  He was an avid ham radio operator. 
He and his wife organized the Columbiana County 
Parkinson’s Disease support group that meets in 
Salem every month. George served eight years in 
the Ohio Army National Guard during peacetime. 
He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou (Henschen) 
Smearsoll whom he married April 15, 1961; His 
mother, Anna (who is 104); a son, Rev. Alan 
(Suzanne) Smearsoll of Salem; two daughters, 
Luann (Scott) Riley of Columbus and Amy (Alain 
Levy) Smearsoll of Versonnex, France; a sister, 
Lois (Joe) Gilmore of Plymouth, MI; a  brother, 
Donald (Susan) Smearsoll of Greenville, OH; 
Sister-in-law Jeanne (Dave) Welsh; and four 
grandchildren, Karen, Kevin, Bryan and Zeph.

Besides his father, Paul, a brother, Wayne 
Smearsoll also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church with Pastor William Wilkins 
officiating.  Calling hours will be held 
Thursday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church. A 
private burial will be held at Orwell North 
Cemetery in Orwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s 
Research, P. O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741 
or the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 
251 South Broadway Avenue, Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home.

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


Monday January 13, 2020

Olga I. Carpenter

September 8, 1928 - January 12, 2020

Obituary

Masury – Olga I. (Santuomo) Carpenter, 91, 
passed away Sunday morning January 12, 2020 at 
O’Brien Memorial Care in Masury.

Olga was born on September 8, 1928 in 
Greenville, PA, a daughter of the late Gabriel 
and Elizabeth (Langiotti) Santuomo.

She was a graduate of Penn High School in 
Greenville. On September 25, 1954 she married 
the love of her life, Anthony Carpenter and 
started their family together. She worked at 
Werner Company in Reynolds, PA and later became 
a school aide in the Brookfield School District 
for 25 years until she retired. She was a 
member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. 
Joseph Catholic Church in Sharon. She enjoyed 
bowling, cooking, making ceramics, and 
traveling all around the world.

Olga will be deeply missed by her loving 
husband of 65 years, Anthony Carpenter; 
daughters, Lisa Carpenter-Wyse of Pittsburgh, 
PA and Gina Carpenter and her husband Terry 
Collins of Merritt Island, FL; and grandson 
Zachary Collins.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death 
by her sisters, Thomasine Russ, Rose Patsy, and 
Maria Angela Santuomo; and brothers George and 
Candeloro Santuomo.

Family and friends may visit from 4-7:00PM on 
Wednesday January 15, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 
Warren Sharon Rd in Brookfield.

 Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on 
Thursday January 16, 2020 at the funeral home
Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in 
Sharpsville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of 
Sharon, PA at 79 Case Ave. Sharon, PA 16146.

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


Monday January 13, 2020

Edward Thomas Chiles

April 17, 1942 - January 12, 2020

Obituary

Edward T. Chiles, 78, passed away on Sunday, 
January 12, 2020 at his home with his family by 
his side. 

Ed was born April 17, 1942 in Youngstown the 
son of Thomas and Marjorie (Hoover) Chiles and 
was a lifelong area resident. 

He was a graduate of Lordstown High School and 
retired in 2006 from Republic Steel where he 
had been a Machinic / Welder. 

Ed was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was a Baptist by 
faith. He was a member of the North Jackson 
Masonic Lodge where he was named the Master 
Mason of the Year, the Lordstown SCOPE, and had 
served on the Lordstown School Board. Ed was 
also a foster parent. He had a love for high 
school basketball and would attend and support 
many of the local teams. His hobbies included 
wood carving, hunting, fishing and cooking. 

His wife the former Patricia Woods, whom he 
married February 28, 1963, passed away January 
7, 2006. Ed leaves three children, Thomas 
(Michelle) Chiles of Lordstown, Terri (Steve) 
Sunstom of New Braunfels, TX, and Sarah (Jeff) 
Husk of Youngstown, as well as seven 
grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison, Tatiana, 
Thomas, Noah, Jordan, and Aurora. Besides his 
wife and parents, Ed was preceded in death by a 
brother Harry Chiles.

 Friends may call from 5 to 7 PM Today and 
again from 10:30 to 11 AM Wednesday at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where services 
will be held at 11 AM.


Monday January 13, 2020

Abby Renee Sredniawa

October 18, 1996 - January 10, 2020


Obituary

Newton Falls – Abby Renee Sredniawa, 23, 
departed this world Friday January 10, 2020 to 
enter into eternal peace with our heavenly 
Father.

Abby was born on October 18, 1996 in Mansfield, 
OH a daughter of Lee Srendniawa and Buffy 
Wyant.
She was a 2015 graduate of Howland High School 
and continued her education at Kent State 
University, graduating in 2018 with a Bachelors 
Degree in Criminal Justice.

She loved spending time with her friends 
whether boating on the lake or just a game 
night at home. She had a great love for animals 
and volunteer at the Animal Welfare League of 
Trumbull County in Vienna and Pawz to Walk. She 
also loved visiting Tennessee and talking to 
family and friends in Gatlinburg and Pigeon 
Forge. Abby loved to laugh and create new 
memories with all those she loved. Her smile 
lit up any room and her laugh was infectious to 
all around her. Abby will always be remembered 
for living each day to its fullest; she never 
took a moment for granted. She will forever be 
treasured by her family and friends, and always 
being an ear when they needed, a shoulder to 
cry on, and a good laugh to cheer you up.
Abby will be deeply missed by her father, Lee 
(Krystina) Sredniawa; her mother Buffy Wyant; 
brother Chris Sredniawa; paternal grandmother 
Loretta Koski; maternal grandparents, Rod and 
Nancy Smith; Uncle Gene Wyant; Aunt Ann Weimer; 
many cousins; and her best friend since 
elementary school, Ryley Urcheck.
She was preceded in death by her paternal 
grandfathers, Lawerence Sredniawa and Bill 
Koski; maternal grandfather Robert Wyant; and 
Uncle Billy Koski.

Family and friends may visit from 4-7:00PM on 
Thursday January 16, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 
180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren and from 11-
12:00PM on Friday January 17, 2020 at Grace 
United Methodist Church, located at 1725 Drexel 
Ave. NW in Warren, with funeral services to 
follow at 12:00PM

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


Monday January 13, 2020

Dorothy Elenor McKinley
May 3, 1927 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary & Services

SALEM – Dorothy Elenor McKinley, age 92, died at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, January 
11, 2020 at her home.  

She was born May 3, 1927 in North Conway, New Hampshire the daughter of the 
late Benjamin and Ora (Sinnett) Phinney.  

Dorothy has been resident of the Salem area since 1958 and was a retired waitress 
for seven years at the former Barnett’s Restaurant.  She was member or the Middle 
Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Homeworth.

Her husband, Clifton W. McKinley whom she married September 25, 1948 preceded 
her in death on October 12, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Carl McKinley of Salem; a daughter, Diane Sanor of Beloit; 
five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A sister, Geraldine McDonald and two brothers, David and Raymond Phinney also 
preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the 
Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Homeworth with Pastor Marc 
Shefelton officiating. A private family burial will be at Center Conway Cemetery in 
Center Conway, New Hampshire.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Middle Sandy 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 153, Homeworth, OH 
44634.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
To view Dorothy’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

Sunday January 12, 2020

Ruth E. (Ward) Gorby

May 21, 1955 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 64)

Obituary

Rogers - Ruth E. Gorby, age 64, of Rogers, died 
on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Salem 
Regional Medical Center ER, Salem.

She was born on May 21, 1955 in East Palestine, 
OH, a daughter of the late Orville and Durita 
Hartman Ward.

Ruth was a lifetime area resident and had 
worked as a homemaker.  She enjoyed camping and 
spending time with her family.  Mostly, she 
loved being a grammy.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Michael Gorby, 
Sr., whom she married on July 11, 1972; three 
sons, Michael (Loretta) Gorby Jr. of Rogers, 
OH, Anthony "Tony" (Tiffany) Gorby Sr. of East 
Palestine, and Wayne (Mindy Schroeder) Gorby 
Sr. of Negley; a daughter, Brenda (Shannon) 
Kays of Austintown, OH; brother, Orville "Bud" 
Ward, Jr. of Negley, OH; three sisters, Sandra 
Gorby of Columbiana, OH, Judith Mackall of 
Shelby, NC, and Barbara Roudabush of 
Mechanicsville, OH.  Also surviving are many 
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by half sister, 
Alice Wolford and a great granddaughter, Gemma 
Kae Gorby.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 
January 15, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 16, 
2020, at 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at East Carmel Cemetery, 
Rogers, OH.

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


Saturday January 11, 2020

Shirley Anne Burk Klinger

September 21, 1955 - January 10, 2020

Obituary

Shirley Anne Burk Klinger
WARREN- Shirley Anne Klinger, age 64, passed 
away Friday afternoon, January 10, 2020 at her 
residence with her family at her side.

Shirley was born September 21, 1955 in Warren 
to the Herbert H. and Viola Mary (Ludwick) 
Burk. She attended Mineral Ridge High School.

Shirley loved to shop, cook, laugh, and have 
fun! She was a Cleveland Indians and Browns 
fan. Shirley will be remembered affectionately 
as Mamas to her beloved grandchildren; she was 
a terrific wife and a wonderful mother.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 33 years, 
Bill Klinger; her sons Jesse MacGregor 
(Jennifer Pohodich) and Matthew (Stacy) 
MacGregor, four grandchildren, Mya MacGregor, 
Aidan MacGregor, Evan MacGregor, and Jacob 
Freeze.

Besides her parents, Shirley is preceded in 
death by her brother Herb Burk and her sister 
Gertrude Nestor.
Friends may call 6-8PM Tuesday at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr. NE 
in Warren, where the funeral service will be at 
11AM Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor 
Paul Armitage, officiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action 
Network, pancan.org, 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 
200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Saturday January 11, 2020

Margaret Salvato

January 18, 1927 - January 11, 2020


Obituary

Warren – Margaret “Margie” Salvato, 92, passed 
away Saturday morning, January 11, 2020 at 
Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.

Margaret was born on January 18, 1927 in 
Warren, OH, a daughter of the late John and 
Julia Susko.

She was a 1945 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. Shortly after high school she 
married her husband of 42 years, Sante Salvato 
on June 12, 1948. She worked at Ohio Lamp and 
at the family business D&S Steak Ranch. She was 
a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Byzantine 
Catholic Church in Warren. In her free time, 
she enjoyed shopping, going to the casinos, 
crocheting, spending time with children, and 
cooking family dinners.
Margie will be deeply missed by her loving 
children, Mickey Peterson of Warren, PJ Salvato 
of Warren whom she made her home with for many 
years, Larry (Linda) Salvato of Howland, and 
Fran (Joe) Ruberto of Howland; grandchildren, 
Larry (Jill) Salvato, Toni Salvato, Alyssa 
Ruberto and her fiancé Michael Sember, and 
Nathan Ruberto; great-grandchildren, Mia, Sam, 
and Chace Salvato; sister, Ellen Day, and many 
nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her beloved husband Sante Salvato who passed 
away on August 18, 1990; sisters, Mary Knapik, 
Julia Opalk, and Anne Casale; and brother 
Joseph Susko.

Family may visit from 11-12:00PM on Thursday 
January 16, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral Homes 
Roberts-Clark Chapel at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren, with funeral services to follow at 
12:00PM officiated by Pastor Don Barnes.

Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in 
Bazetta Township.
The family would like to thank the skilled care 
staff at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland for 
the care and support and Tony Gigliotti for his 
visits and comfort to Margie and her family.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Saturday January 11, 2020

William B. Locke, Jr.
August 27, 1958 - January 7, 2020

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NEWTON FALLS -William B. Locke, Jr., 61, passed 
away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his home. Bill 
was born August 27, 1958 in Youngstown, the son 
of William B. Locke, Sr. and Mary R. (Auld) 
Locke. He was a 1976 graduate of Jackson-Milton 
High School and was a self-employed Plumber. 
Bill was a zealous Cleveland Sports fan and 
enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an avid 
reader and also enjoyed puzzles. Bill is 
survived by his son, Jason (Meghan) Locke of 
Chicago; his sisters, Mary Pat (John) Juhasz of 
North Jackson, Linda (Timothy) Miller of 
Mineral Ridge, Christine (Emanuel) Gialousis of 
Berlin Center and Florence Telesz of Renfrew, 
PA; many nieces and nephews and cousins. 
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. 
Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be 
given to the Yost Food Pantry, P.O. Box 100 
Lake Milton, OH 44429.

Saturday January 11, 2020

William B. Locke, Jr.
August 27, 1958 - January 7, 2020

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NEWTON FALLS -William B. Locke, Jr., 61, passed 
away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his home. Bill 
was born August 27, 1958 in Youngstown, the son 
of William B. Locke, Sr. and Mary R. (Auld) 
Locke. He was a 1976 graduate of Jackson-Milton 
High School and was a self-employed Plumber. 
Bill was a zealous Cleveland Sports fan and 
enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an avid 
reader and also enjoyed puzzles. Bill is 
survived by his son, Jason (Meghan) Locke of 
Chicago; his sisters, Mary Pat (John) Juhasz of 
North Jackson, Linda (Timothy) Miller of 
Mineral Ridge, Christine (Emanuel) Gialousis of 
Berlin Center and Florence Telesz of Renfrew, 
PA; many nieces and nephews and cousins. 
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. 
Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be 
given to the Yost Food Pantry, P.O. Box 100 
Lake Milton, OH 44429.

Saturday January 11, 2020

John J. Butch Jr.

August 31, 1949 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 70)

Obituary

Beloit- John J. Butch Jr., 70,  died Friday, 
January 10, 2020 at his residence.

John was born August, 31, 1949, a son of the 
late John J. Butch Sr. and Elizabeth (Baird) 
Butch.

He was a 1967 graduate of West Brach High 
School. John was an avid Ohio State, Notre 
Dame, and Cleveland Indians fan.  He also 
enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time and 
loving his nephews.

John was a veteran of the United States Navy 
during Vietnam.

He is survived by one brother, Vincent 
(Gaylene) Butch of Concord, NC; two nephews, 
Kevin (Sarah) Butch and Bret (Tara) Butch; and 
one great-nephew, Brayden Butch.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, 
January 15, 2020, at 12, Noon at Stark 
Memorial, with Pastor David Parry with Paradise 
Church in Canfield officiating.  Burial will be 
at Highland Memorial Park, with military honors 
by the Salem Honor Guard.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday 
from 10 a.m.- 12, Noon at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in 
John’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 
Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

The family would like to Dr. Samaras,  Janice 
Reed and the rest of the Oncology team at 
Cleveland Clinic.  They would also like to 
thank Hospice of the Valley, and especially 
Nurse Nici Ellsworth for the care and support 
given to the family during these last view 
days.

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


Saturday January 11, 2020

Carmen L. Greco
August 6, 1944 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary
Carmen L. Greco, age 75, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, January 9, 
2020. He was born August 6, 1944 in Malvern, OH. 

Carmen worked for Hercules Engines and later retired from the Hendrickson Co. He 
was past president of the UAW Local # 161. 

He was a longtime member and trustee of the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, the 
Louisville Football Chain Gang, Louisville Touchdown Club, and Booster Club.   
“Carm” LOVED and supported all Louisville Sports.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann (Hetrick) Greco, his daughter; Diane 
Greco, four sons; Mark (Andrea), Greg, Joe (Molly) and Mike (Brad) Greco, three 
sisters; Josephine Czekanski, Rose Vlessis and Gloria Harsh, seven grandchildren; 
Danae, Daniel, Alexis, Lauren, Connor, Gunnar and Griffan. Carmen was preceded 
in death by his parents, Angelo and Carmella Greco, two sisters, Rosina Greco and 
Theresa Logozzo and two brothers, Carman and Vince Greco.

As per Carmen’s wishes, no public services are planned. A private family service 
will be held at a later date.  

In memory of Carm, donations can be made to The Louisville Touchdown Club, P.O. 
Box 142 Louisville, OH 44641.

If you would like to share your favorite memory of Carmen, please send it to the 
family at 1847 Briarwood St. Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left 
at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home     

Saturday January 11, 2020

James T. Kelly
August 6, 1944 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 75)

James T. (Terry) Kelly, 79, of Louisville, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 10, 
2020, in Mercy Medical Center in Canton. Born September 8, 1940, in Buffalo, Ohio, 
Terry attended Lincoln High School in Canton before joining the U.S. Navy in 1957.  
He owned and operated his own antique restoration business for more than 40 
years, retiring six years ago. 

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winifred Kelly, and his 
brother, Larry Kelly. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eileen (Dennis); 
daughter, Kathryn Kelly; son, Jarrod Kelly (Katie); grandchildren, Weslee Kelly 
(Brittany), Rylee Kelly, Makayla Kelly, Kassie Sexton (Robby) and Sophie Kiley; a 
brother, Gary Kelly; several nieces and nephews; and beloved family friends, Carol 
Kaltenbach and Emalee Bradley. 

Services will be held 6pm Monday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Minister Brian Grubbs officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior, from 5-6pm, at 
the funeral home. 

Friday January 10, 2020

John "Johnny" L. Pregibon

June 2, 1956 - January 9, 2020

Obituary

Private services will be held for John “Johnny” 
L. Pregibon, 63, who passed away at his home 
unexpectedly on January 9, 2020.

Born June 2, 1956 in Warren, Ohio, he is the 
son of Juanita M. Pregibon and the late Mike 
Pregibon. Johnny spent his life at the home of 
his loving parents.

Johnny attended Niles Schools. He enjoyed and 
could always be found on his porch swing. If he 
wasn’t swinging, he was walking up on “THE 
HILL” collecting rocks. Johnny’s passion was 
making walking sticks from branches he found in 
the woods. He loved fireworks. Johnny loved 
Star Wars, anything Star Wars. He really 
enjoyed the company of his nephews.

Johnny was very special and will be sadly 
missed by his mom, brothers, sisters, nieces 
and nephews.

Surviving are his mother, Juanita; his siblings 
Michael Pregibon, Linda Cerimele, Brenda (Rick) 
Kendall, Nick Pregibon, Steve Pregibon, and 
Kathy (Kevin) Bruner; his nieces and nephews 
Jennifer Pregibon, Lauren (Jeff) Orlowski, Lisa 
Cerimele, Jimmy Cerimele, Jason Cerimele, Tara 
(John) Jacola, Leann (fiancé Ezra Latu) 
Pregibon, Brooke Pregibon, Jordyn (fiancé 
Brandon Harcarik) Pregibon; his great nieces 
and nephews Madison Orlowski, Mila Pregibon, 
Louis Jacola, JT Jacola, and EJ Latu.

His father Mike Pregibon and his brother Joey 
Pregibon preceded him in death.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Jamie 
Winters of Grace Fellowship Church.


Friday January 10, 2020

Wilbert Grey Williams Jr.

September 26, 1929 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

  Wilbert Grey Williams Jr, age 90, of Alliance 
went to meet his Lord and Savior at 11:20 a.m., 
Friday, January 10, 2020 at Altercare of 
Alliance with his family by his side.

  He was born September 26, 1929, in 
Raymondville, Missouri to Wilbert and Goldie 
(Johnson) Williams.

  Wilbert was a veteran of the United States 
Air Force where he served for four years. He 
was employed as a fitter and welder at Alliance 
Machine until his retirement.

  Wilbert was a member and proudly served as an 
elder of the Tri-County Church of Christ for 
many years.

  He loved playing country music, especially on 
stage as part of a band.

  He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Mason) 
Williams whom he married June 18, 1950 and was 
happily married to for 69 years; children, 
Cheryl (Chuck) Mull, Pamela (Virgil) 
Kirkpatrick, Curtis (Karen Lester) Williams and 
Lynnette Williams; 16 grandchildren and seven 
great-grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, Wilbert was 
preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and 
Stephen Williams; sister, Joretta Heiser and 
two sons. Wilbert and Ronald Williams.

  Services will be held at Noon Tuesday, 
January 14, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with minister Terry Kirsch 
officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. - 
Noon prior to the service. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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


Wednesday January 08, 2020

Miles L Felmly

November 23, 1948 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary

Miles L. Felmly of Deerfield Ohio, passed away 
Tuesday January 7th, 2020 at the age of 71. 
Beloved husband of Carolyn Rach Felmly; father 
of son Todd (Paula) of Alliance, and daughter 
Heather (John) Larkin of Deerfield; grandfather 
of Colin Felmly, Ian Felmly and Hayley Larkin; 
preceded in death by father Miles Sr. in 1962 
and mother Evelyn in 1983; survived by brothers 
Robert and James, sisters, Sally and Patty.

Miles and Carolyn were married in 1969 and 
enjoyed a wonderful life together. Their 
fondest shared memories were of raising their 
family and traveling with them on vacations. 
Miles was very active in his community of 
Deerfield where he served 50 years as a member 
of the Deerfield Fire Department and remained 
an honorary member until his death. Miles 
served in many offices of the Department and 
was Fire Chief a total of 25 years. Miles 
stepped down as Chief when elected to a 4 year 
term as Deerfield Township Trustee. Several 
years after his Trustee term Miles again was 
appointed Fire Chief in May of 1996 and served 
in that capacity until July 1, 2016, serving a 
total of 25 years as Chief. Under Chief 
Felmly's command Deerfield ambulance service 
was started as well as the first paid on 
station personnel.

Miles worked a total of 51 years full time, 44 
of those years at General Motors Lordstown 
Fabrication plant. Miles was hired as a Tool & 
Die Maker in January of 1973. Miles was active 
in his Union U.A.W Local 1714 and served as an 
elected Committee person for 6 years and then 
in numerous other capacities including Safety 
Representative from 1996 until his retirement 
February 1, 2017.

Miles earned a Masters Degree in Public 
Administration (MPA) with a specialty in 
Emergency and Disaster Management. Facebook 
members can view a celebration of life on Miles 
Felmly's Facebook page.

Private burial arrangements have been made and 
a celebration of life service will be held at 
Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 St Rt 14 Deerfield on 
Saturday February the 8th from 2-6pm.

Friends and family may sign the online 
guestbook at www.DeansFuneralHome.com


Wednesday January 08, 2020

William Hamlin

June 24, 1921 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

William Hamlin, age 98, of Sebring passed away 
at 5:10 a.m., Monday, January 6, 2020 at 
Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  He was born June 24, 1921, in Canton, Ohio, 
to Wayne and Anna (Dezenzo) Hamlin.

  A 1941 graduate of Alliance High School, 
William attended Mount Union College. At the 
age of 18, he became a cab driver. He then 
worked at Alliance Electric, then opened and 
ran Hamlin Electric in 1957 for more than 50 
years.

  Bill was a lifelong member of Union Avenue 
United Methodist Church. He was past president 
and founding member of the Kiwanis’ Pancake 
Jamboree. He also was a Park Board member.

  He loved music, golfing, traveling and 
shopping.

  Survivors include his loving companion, Karen 
Conner; cousins, Bob Beatty and Bill Cook; and 
stepchildren, Richard Ball, James Ball and 
Rebecca Tigelman.

  In addition to his parents, William was 
preceded in death by his 1st wife, Virginia 
Hamlin whom he married November 14, 1942 and 
who died February 21, 2003, 2nd wife, Esther 
Hamlin whom he married September 25, 2005 and 
who died March 31, 2010; daughter, Kathryn 
Hamlin; and infant son.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, 
January 11, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Coralee Cox 
officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. 
prior to the service. Interment will be at 
Fairmount Memorial Park. 

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Alliance Kiwanis Club 12590 Beeson St., 
Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Wednesday January 08, 2020

Janet Spencer

April 5, 1927 ~ January 4, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

  Janet Spencer passed peacefully in her sleep 
at her home in North Ft. Myers, Florida, on 
Saturday, January 4, 2020.

  She was preceded in death by husband, Robert 
Spencer in 2013, and her sister & brother-in-
law, Margaret (Peg) & Roy McClellan.

  Born in Alliance, Ohio, on April 5 in 1927, 
she is survived by her five children: Kathy 
Knoch Brown (Jim), Robert Stewart Spencer II 
(Linda), Paula Kirby, John Spencer (Sharon), 
and Barbara Spencer Singer. She is also 
survived by thirteen grandchildren and eleven 
great-grandchildren. Janet was also a resident 
of Lakeside, Ohio. 

  Janet graduated Alliance High School in 1944 
and then earned her teaching degree from Mount 
Union College during World War II. She was an 
active member of the Tri Delta sorority her 
entire life. She earned her Master’s in 
Education during the late 1970’s from Kent 
State University. Janet taught high school for 
30 years at Marlington (Alliance, Ohio).

  She married Robert Stewart Spencer of 
Alliance, Ohio on June, 12, 1948 and they 
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary just 
before Robert passed in 2013.

  Janet was well known for her lifetime passion 
for boating and also authored several magazine 
articles in 1977 in Lakeland Boating, 
journaling everyday life on a boat with a 
family traveling the waterways between the 
Great Lakes and Florida. Their youngest child 
had just turned eight years old. She was often 
known to work in stories of their boating trips 
into her English lectures. She was editor of 
the Marlington Yearbook for many years. She was 
also active in the Alliance Women’s Club, the 
Gravel Bar Yacht Club, the Put-in-Bay Yacht 
Club, the Lakeside Women’s Club, the Lakeside 
Methodist Church, and Christ United Methodist 
Church (Alliance). Janet and her husband Robert 
were also very active in the United States 
Power Squadrons Sail and Power Boating. For 
those who knew Janet, she was also an ardent 
bridge player and continued to play regularly 
until just before her death. Janet enjoyed 
world travel and visited (and sometimes led 
trips) to nearly every country in Europe; as 
well as Egypt, China, Thailand, the Caribbean, 
and Hawaii.  Janet was an avid reader and in 
her retirement, she was a regular volunteer at 
the Lakeside Methodist Church library. Janet 
and her husband Robert were also charter 
members of the Crews Nest private boating club 
which was established on South Bass Island in 
1970. Janet (with many friends and family), 
have explored the Great Lakes and boated the 
Intercoastal waterway from Lakeside, Ohio, 
through the Erie Barge Canal, down the 
Atlantic, and across Florida to the Gulf of 
Mexico six times. Janet’s and her husband’s 
passion for boating began with a trip on the 
Intercoastal Waterway in the late fifties with 
fellow boating friends from Alliance, Ohio. 

  Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. - 
Noon, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, with a service 
at Noon with Rev. David Kowaleski officiating. 
A graveside burial will follow at Fairmount 
Memorial Park, 4199 South Union Avenue 
Alliance, Ohio.

  A celebration service of Janet’s life will be 
held at Lakeside Methodist Church, Lakeside, 
Marblehead later this spring.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to the Lakeside Methodist Church 450 
Central Avenue, Lakeside, OH 43440 or to 
Marblehead, Ohio Public Library 710 W Main St, 
Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440.

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


Wednesday January 08, 2020

Florence W. Hendricks

June 6, 1923 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 96)

Obituary

SALEM - Florence W. Hendricks, age 96, died 
Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1923 in 
Youngstown.

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

Donations in Florence’s name may be given to 
the Greenford Lutheran Church Ladies Group, 
P.O. Box 104, Greenford, OH 44422 or Greenford 
Fire Department, P.O. Box 14, Greenford, OH 
44422.

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

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


Wednesday January 08, 2020

Kathryn J. Livingston

October 16, 1938 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary

LISBON - Kathryn J. Livingston, age 81, 
formerly of Salem, died Tuesday, January 7, 
2020 at her daughter’s residence in Lisbon. She 
was born October 16, 1938 in Wheeling, WV, a 
daughter of the late Addison H. and Ursula 
(Reed) Williamson.

Kathryn is survived by three children, Loretta 
Sheerer of Arizona, David (UnSim) Livingston of 
Colorado, and Lynda Moore of Lisbon; three 
grandsons, Justin Laws, Jason Livingston, and 
Arik Livingston and five great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Kathryn was preceded in 
death by two siblings, Kathleen Jean Williamson 
Wolf and Clifford Leroy Williamson, and one 
grandson, Jeremy Laws.

Private services will be held. 

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

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


Tuesday January 07, 2020

John W. Kruppa

September 17, 1937 - January 6, 2020

Obituary

BROOKFIELD- John W. Kruppa, beloved “Uncle 
Bill”, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at 
Community Skilled Care after a brief illness. 
John was born September 17, 1937 in Youngstown, 
the son of Edwin and Mary (Leish) Kruppa.

John was a graduate of Brookfield High School. 
He retired from Packard Electric where he 
worked as a Tool and Die maker. He belonged to 
the Moose Lodge in Conneaut, Ohio. He enjoyed 
traveling, hunting, fishing, and spending time 
with his nephews. He enjoyed life, spending the 
last 30-plus winters in Pine Island, Florida 
where he had many fishing and poker buddies.
John is survived by his nephews, Victor David 
(Linda) Kruppa of Tucson, AZ, James E. Kruppa 
of Livonia, MI, Robert V. (Debbie) Kruppa of 
Champion, William V. (Kim) Kruppa of Cortland, 
Mark Kruppa of Brookfield, and Pete Kruppa of 
Texas; nieces, Jeannette Lesko of Michigan and 
Dianna Reed of Sylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his 
loving wife Betty Lou, two brothers Victor and 
Peter, and sister Mary Ann Passifume.

Funeral arrangements will be private. 
Arrangements entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Homes, Madasz Chapel in Brookfield.


Tuesday January 07, 2020

Christina Dailey

January 7, 2020

Obituary

Christina Dailey, 89, of Alliance passed away 
at Summa Akron Hospital on Monday, January 6, 
2020. Christina was born on December 25, 1930 
in Tucson, Arizona to the late Mack and Nora 
(Skinner) Farnetti. For many years Christina 
worked as a waitress and for the Salvation 
Army. In her free time she enjoyed going to 
garage sales, eating out and was an Award 
Winning Ballroom Dancer. She spent a lot of 
time with her favorite car, her Mercedes Benz. 
Above all she enjoyed spending time with her 
family and grandchildren.

Christina is survived by children Jack 
(Shirley) Dailey Jr. and Lynn (John) Thewes; 
grandchildren Mikey Thewes, Jackie (Amber) 
Dailey, Tiff (Dale) Mitchell, Zach (Kennidi) 
Dailey, Tony (Kylie) Dailey, Nickey (Rebekka) 
Dailey, Spencer (Alli) Dailey, Duck (Justin) 
Dailey, Levi Dailey, BaeBae Dailey, Sam (Danny) 
Corrigan, EJ Flynn and Kach (David) Paradise; 
great-grandchildren Ray Ray, Frog, Meals, 
Kayson, Bell Bell, Jose, Bubble Butt, Kenny and 
Lan Man. She was preceded in death by her 
parents and her husband Jack Dailey Sr. who she 
married August 19, 1945 and died on March 31, 
1979.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 
January 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Rod Lemons 
Officiating. Friends and family will be 
received on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 7:00 
PM to 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment 
will take place at Highland Memorial Park. You 
may view the obituary and sign the guest 
register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio, 330-
938-2526.


Tuesday January 07, 2020

Laura Mae Hodge

October 27, 1931 - January 06, 2020

LAURA'S OBITUARY

Laura Mae Hodge passed away on January 6, 2020 
at the home of her daughter in Tennessee.

Laura was born in West Salem, Ohio on October 
27, 1931 to Richard and Elizabeth (Becker)

Bailor.

Laura was chiefly a homemaker, leading a Good 
News Club in her home, teaching Sunday

School, serving as an Awana leader, and baking 
award winning pies. Her first job was in one of

the original J.C.Penney stores, where she got 
to know J.C. Penney himself, a fact that she

loved to relate to people. She also worked as a 
bookkeeper at Quaker City Castings, retiring

from this job in 1989.

In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded 
in death by her husband of 70 years, Robert D.

Hodge, who passed away just 2 weeks previously, 
her beloved son, Robert D. Hodge Jr., and

all of her siblings, Lillian Irvan, Richard 
Bailor, and James Bailor, all of the Elyria 
area.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, 
Nancy and Scott Sheldon of Hixson, Tennessee, 
her

grandchildren, Tobey and Mike Rogowsky of 
Hixson, Tennessee and Jake and Michelle Fast of

Cleveland, Tennessee, and her great-
grandchildren, Linley, Faith, Ellery, Abel, 
Mercy, and

Juniper Rogowsky, and one great-grandson 
expected in March.

Laura was a member of the First Friends Church 
of Salem and briefly attended Greenford

Christian Church. In both of these places, 
Laura made wonderful life long friends for 
which she

was very grateful.

Per her request, there will be no services. 
However, if you would like to honor Bob and 
Laura,

donations can be sent to the First Friends 
Church Building Fund, and the family asks that

everyone listen to the song “I Can Only 
Imagine.” This was Laura’s favorite song. 
Listen to the

words and know that Bob and Laura are together 
and whole again.

Private burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the 
Greenisen family at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.


Tuesday January 07, 2020

Cathy Sue Brown

March 27, 1960 - January 06, 2020

CATHY'S OBITUARY

Cathy Sue Brown 59, of East Palestine, died at 
11:11 AM Monday, January 6, 2020, at Auburn 
Nursing and Rehab. Ctr in Damascus, Ohio.

 

She was born on March 27, 1960, in Salem, Ohio, 
daughter of Susan (Davis) Brown and the late 
Kenneth Brown.

 

She was a 1978 graduate of East Palestine High 
School and had previously worked at the E. 
Palestine China Company. Cathy loved her heavy 
metal music and her dog Luna.

 

She is survived by mother of New Middletown, 
children; Jonathan ( Ashley) Huston of 
Leetonia, Samuel Lalley of Columbiana, 
siblings; Kenneth (Kerri) Brown Jr. of East 
Palestine and Lenny (Connie) Brown Sr. of New 
Springfield.

 

There will be no services or calling hours 
held. Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem.


Tuesday January 07, 2020

Wanda L. Underwood

January 17, 1950 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 69)

Obituary

  Wanda (Gray) Underwood, age 69, of Alliance 
passed away in her sleep, Thursday, January 2, 
2020.

  She was born January 17, 1950 in Alliance and 
graduated from Alliance High School.

  Wanda loved cooking and baking, crossword 
puzzles and her cats and dogs.

  Survivors include her daughter, Lisa 
Underwood, lifelong partner, Brian Jones; 
granddaughter, Julisa Johnson; brother, Denis 
(Libby) Gray; daughter-in-law, Dena Underwood; 
and two nieces.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, 
Clarence and Martha (Sheppard) Gray; son, Craig 
Underwood; and brother, Freddie Gray.

  A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 
p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

  Family wishes to extend a special thanks to 
Alliance Hospice and Northeast Professionals 
for their loving care of Wanda.

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


Monday January 06, 2020

Darlene G. Howell

February 15, 1940 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

  Darlene G. Howell, age 79, of Alliance, 
passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 
Canterbury Villa.

  She was born February 15, 1940, in Alliance, 
Ohio, to Andrew Jr. and Elizabeth E. (Williams) 
Czikra and was a lifelong Alliance resident.

  Darlene was a member of Christ United 
Methodist Church, the Voyagers Sunday school 
class and Christ United Methodist Church Women. 
She was also the church librarian.

  Survivors include her sons, Christopher 
Howell and Andrew D. (Leonora) Howell; 
daughters, Debra (Steven) Toussant, Ada D. 
McClure (fiancé, Bill Starcher) and Barbara 
Howell; four grandsons; four granddaughters; 
and 15 great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Darlene was 
preceded in death by her husband, William 
Thomas Howell; son, William Thomas Howell; son-
in-law, Steve Toussant; two brothers and a 
sister.

  Services will be held at Noon Wednesday, 
January 8, 2019 at Christ United Methodist 
Church with Rev. John Partridge officiating. 
Friends may call from 10 a.m.-Noon prior to the 
service. Interment will be at Highland Memorial 
Park.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 
be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 470 
E. Broadway St. Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Monday January 06, 2020

Ann L. (Gregory) Cramer

February 20, 1925 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 94)

Obituary

  Ann Louise (Gregory) Lunger Gibbs Cramer, 94 
of Uniontown, OH went to be with the Lord at 
2:04 a.m., Friday, December 27, 2019 at 
Crandall Medical Center.

  She  was  born  February  20,  1925  in  
Bitumen,  Pennsylvania (Clinton  County),  a 
daughter of the late Ray D. and Blanche C. 
(Pelkey) Gregory.

  Ann graduated from Renovo High School in 
1943. Following high school, she worked at the 
Renovo Railroad Shop where she bucked Rivets on 
the boilers of the steam engines. She moved to 
Sacramento CA., where her future husband was 
training to be a US Army Air Force Pilot as our 
country was involved in WW2. Sadly, he was 
killed in the line of duty in April of 1945 in 
France as a Pilot of the USA’s P-61 Black Widow 
Night Fighter.

  Ann returned to Pennsylvania and later moved 
to Ohio, where she would reside the remainder 
of her life. She began employment at Firestone 
in Sales and Accounting and later for Goodrich 
Tire and Rubber in Akron.

  She later worked for Polsky’s Department 
Stores as a Manager for eleven years. Ann 
worked for Cuyahoga Falls in the income tax 
department and most recently as a Page Operator 
for Akron City Hospital for thirteen years, 
retiring in 1983.

  Ann enjoyed bowling, golfing and also 
received her private pilot’s license as a young 
woman. She volunteered at Akron Hospital and 
assisted in the prescription drug abuse program 
for the elderly.

  She  was  a  member  of  the  United  
Methodist  Church  of  Uniontown  a majority  
of  her  life and when she  moved to  Sebring,  
Ohio  to  reside at Copeland  Oaks  she  
became  a  member  of  the  Union  Avenue  
United Methodist Church.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded 
in death by her first husband, 1st LT. Dean 
Lunger (WW2), her second husband, Ernie Gibbs, 
her third husband, Claude “Kirt” Cramer; her 
daughter, Karen A. (Gibbs) Brandt; her son, 
Dennis R. Gibbs; her sisters, Isabell Arndt, 
Edith Beckes Casper, Eileen Causman, Ruth 
“Dolly” Dixon Judice; her brothers, Raymond, 
Max,Norman, Russell, Eugene, Arthur and Larry 
Gregory.

  She will be greatly missed by her family, 
which includes her grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, sister, Sylvia Thompson; 
brother, Grant Gregory (Jean); step 
grandchildren, several great-step grandchildren 
and many nieces and nephews.

  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Rev. Grace Berlo 
and Rev. Coralee Cox officiating. Friends may 
call the hour prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Woods Cemetery in Lake Township at a 
later date.

  Memorial  contributions  may  be  made  to  
the  Copeland  Oaks  Life  Care Foundation 715 
S. Johnson Ave., Sebring, OH 44672.

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


Monday January 06, 2020

Rose Marie Sofchek

November 11, 1935 - January 4, 2020

Obituary

Rose Marie Sofchek, age 84 of Mecca Township, 
passed away on January 4, 2020 at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. Rose Marie was born on 
November 11, 1935 in Connellsville, PA to 
Anthony & Dorothy (LaPorte) Vinch.
Rose Marie spent her career serving others 
working as a waitress at various restaurants; 
the Landerhaven County Club was always her 
favorite. She also enjoyed helping her son and 
daughter-in-law at their business, the Mosquito 
Lake Marina.

Rose Marie loved to laugh and have fun. She 
traveled extensively, taking many cruises with 
her family. She loved the thrill of slot 
machines and would frequently take trips that 
would land her in casinos. She also enjoyed 
being with her family and spending time at 
Mosquito Lake. She enjoyed the numerous musical 
events and clam bakes the marina provided.

Rose Marie is survived by her son and daughter-
in-law Joe & Kathy Sofchek; her grandson Joe 
(Valerie) Sofchek; her great-grandchildren: 
Kylie, Logan & Alex and her sister Camille 
Minghi. Rose Marie was preceded in death by her 
husband Joseph R. Sofchek in 1994 and her 
parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 
Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. 
Robert’s Catholic Church; 4659 Niles-Cortland 
Rd, Cortland, where the family will great guest 
for one hour prior to mass.

The family would like to thank the staff at 
Lake Vista for the love and care they gave to 
Rose Marie over the last 5 years.

Memorial donations in memory of Rose Marie can 
be made to the Mosquito Lake Marina Music Fund; 
1439 St. Rte. 305, Cortland, OH 44410.


Monday January 06, 2020

Kenneth B. Goodman

January 19, 1951 - January 3, 2020

Obituary

A funeral service will be held Thursday, 
January 9th, 11AM at One Spirit Family 
Christian Church/Lane Anstrom Chapel 8387 Tod 
Ave., Boardman, OH for Kenneth B. Goodman who 
passed away Friday evening surrounded by family 
and friends at Hospice House after a long 
battle with cancer.

Ken was born 1/19/51 in New Castle, Pa. to 
Kevin and Stella (Habib) Goodman. He graduated 
from New Castle High School in 1968. Ken moved 
to this area in 1969 and began working at 
General Motors Lordstown, where he worked for 
35 years. Upon retirement, he became a UAW 
Chaplain.

Ken cherished spending time with his family and 
friends. He was avidly involved in his church, 
including REACH ministries, deacon, head usher, 
and bible studies. He attended The School of 
Biblical Studies. He was a member of The 
Youngstown Rifle & Pistol Club, where he was a 
Range Officer. Also, he played softball and was 
a Pirates and Steelers fan and enjoyed hunting, 
fishing, camping, and riding his Harley 
Davidson.

Ken is survived by his wife, Colleen 
(Broderick) whom he married July 12, 1997, 
three sons: Kenneth (Vanessa) of Alliance, 
Shawn (Susan) and Raymond both of North 
Jackson; two daughters: Lisa (Philip) Vaughn of 
Ga., Megan Goodman-Markley of Lordstown; step-
children: Kristen (Brad) Sackella of Poland, 
Sandra Mapus of Boardman, and Stephen (Erika) 
Mapus of Boardman; a brother Timothy Goodman 
(Annie Larkin) of New Castle; and a nephew 
Atty. Kevin M. (Dr. Jennifer) Goodman of 
Cleveland. There are also 18 grandchildren and 
6 great-grandchildren.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, and 
brothers Keary and Kevin Goodman.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, 
January 8th from 5-7 PM and Thursday 10-11 AM 
before the funeral at Lane Anstrom Chapel, 
Boardman.

The family has requested that memorial tributes 
take the form of donations to One Spirit Family 
Christian Church, 8387 Tod Ave., Boardman, OH 
or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., 
Boardman, OH.


Monday January 06, 2020

Kenneth B. Goodman

January 19, 1951 - January 3, 2020

Obituary

A funeral service will be held Thursday, 
January 9th, 11AM at One Spirit Family 
Christian Church/Lane Anstrom Chapel 8387 Tod 
Ave., Boardman, OH for Kenneth B. Goodman who 
passed away Friday evening surrounded by family 
and friends at Hospice House after a long 
battle with cancer.

Ken was born 1/19/51 in New Castle, Pa. to 
Kevin and Stella (Habib) Goodman. He graduated 
from New Castle High School in 1968. Ken moved 
to this area in 1969 and began working at 
General Motors Lordstown, where he worked for 
35 years. Upon retirement, he became a UAW 
Chaplain.

Ken cherished spending time with his family and 
friends. He was avidly involved in his church, 
including REACH ministries, deacon, head usher, 
and bible studies. He attended The School of 
Biblical Studies. He was a member of The 
Youngstown Rifle & Pistol Club, where he was a 
Range Officer. Also, he played softball and was 
a Pirates and Steelers fan and enjoyed hunting, 
fishing, camping, and riding his Harley 
Davidson.

Ken is survived by his wife, Colleen 
(Broderick) whom he married July 12, 1997, 
three sons: Kenneth (Vanessa) of Alliance, 
Shawn (Susan) and Raymond both of North 
Jackson; two daughters: Lisa (Philip) Vaughn of 
Ga., Megan Goodman-Markley of Lordstown; step-
children: Kristen (Brad) Sackella of Poland, 
Sandra Mapus of Boardman, and Stephen (Erika) 
Mapus of Boardman; a brother Timothy Goodman 
(Annie Larkin) of New Castle; and a nephew 
Atty. Kevin M. (Dr. Jennifer) Goodman of 
Cleveland. There are also 18 grandchildren and 
6 great-grandchildren.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, and 
brothers Keary and Kevin Goodman.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, 
January 8th from 5-7 PM and Thursday 10-11 AM 
before the funeral at Lane Anstrom Chapel, 
Boardman.

The family has requested that memorial tributes 
take the form of donations to One Spirit Family 
Christian Church, 8387 Tod Ave., Boardman, OH 
or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., 
Boardman, OH.


Monday January 06, 2020

Keith Gary Anderson

July 27, 1936 - January 4, 2020

Obituary

Keith Gary Anderson, Sr., 83, of Warren, Ohio, 
formerly of Brockton, Mass., died Saturday 
evening, Jan. 4, 2020, at the Cleveland Clinic, 
after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 
the beloved husband of the late Mary E. 
(Raleigh) Anderson, for 57 years.

Born in Baker City, Oregon, son of the late 
Francis L. “Frank” and Gertrude M. (Giles) 
Anderson, he was a graduate of Chiloquin High 
School. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy as a 
Machine Repairman 1st Class petty officer and 
was a Korean War veteran. He continued his 
studies at Northeastern University in 
mechanical engineering. Keith was a 
manufacturing engineer in a career that spanned 
42 years, working for Hermetite, Aegis, and 
most recently, manufacturing medical 
instruments at D&R Products, retiring in 2003.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building and 
flying model airplanes with the Flying Aero 
Association, as well as playing clarinet, 
saxophone, and guitar. Keith most enjoyed 
spending time with his beloved family, 
especially with his grandchildren attending 
many games, school events, and band concerts. 
While his wife Mary was alive, he was a devoted 
caregiver during the many ups and downs of her 
long-term illness. Keith was a member of Our 
Lady of Lourdes Church, Brockton, and an active 
parishioner and volunteer at Blessed Sacrament 
Church in Warren, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, 
Mary, his parents, and his younger brother, 
William. He is survived by his son and 
caregiver, Keith G. Anderson Jr. of Warren with 
whom he made his home; his daughter and son-in-
law, Laurie E. and Jeffrey A. Faulk of Warren; 
and his daughter and son-in-law, Amy B. and 
Steve Kramer of Bettendorf, IA; his cherished 
grandchildren, Cullen, Brigid, and Jane Faulk, 
and Chloe and Colton Kramer; his brother and 
sister-in-law, Donald A. and Mona Anderson of 
Sanger, Calif.; his brother-in-law and sister-
in-law, Edward P. Jr. and Mary Jane Raleigh of 
Merritt Island, Fla.; and several nieces and 
nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at the Lane Funeral 
Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. 
NE, Warren, and the funeral Mass will be at 10 
a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Blessed 
Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, 
Ohio. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve 
National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
Keith’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s 
Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 
TN 38105 or online at stjude.org.


Monday January 06, 2020

Timothy E. Evans

January 29, 1953 - January 2, 2020


Obituary

Timothy E. Evans, 66, departed this earthly 
life on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Tim was born 
on January 29, 1953 to Edward and Theresa 
(Hughes) Evans.

After graduating from Austintown Fitch High 
School, Tim proudly served in the U.S. Navy 
from 1971 to 1976. Tim owned and operated EVCO, 
a custom cabinet and countertop shop, and was 
also a Project Manager for various companies, 
most recently Gleeson Construction Company.
Above all Tim loved his God, his family, and 
his music.

Tim was preceded in death by his father-in-law 
James Best, his brother-in-law Jack Holt, his 
niece Tracey Evans, and his beloved mother 
Theresa Evans.

Tim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rita 
Evans; his two sons Christian (Shelley) Evans 
and Ryan (Jill) Evans; his father Edward Evans; 
his sister Suann Holt; his brother Thomas 
(Bonnie) Evans; his grandchildren Kayli 
Corfman, Jeffery (Carolina) Corfman, Tyler 
Evans, Emily Evans, Aidan Evans, and Abby 
Evans; and his great-grandchildren Adaley Hall 
and Ero Hall.
A memorial service will be held in the Peace 
Chapel at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, located 
on South Canfield-Niles Road on Friday, January 
10 at 11:00 AM.


Monday January 06, 2020

Dorothy Mae Spitler

July 2, 1930 - January 4, 2020

Obituary

Dorothy M. Spitler, 89 of Mecca Township, died 
Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Windsor House of 
Champion. She was born July 2, 1930 in Venango, 
Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Frank 
and Katie Luikart Black. She had been a 70 year 
resident of Mecca Twp. (Bristolville mailing 
address), coming here from Pennsylvania.

Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker, raising 
twelve children, and also worked for Johnson 
Rubber in Middlefield for 8 years until 1975. 
She was a member of Bristolville United 
Methodist Church and the Greene Church of the 
Nazarene. She had been a life member of the VFW 
Post 7200 Ladies Auxiliary in West Farmington, 
the West Farmington SCOPE and the Cortland 
Moose Lodge Ladies Auxillary in Mecca.

Dorothy is survived by four daughters, Barb 
(Ed) Roth of North Bloomfield, Bonnie Utsinger 
of Folkston, Ga., Corlene Ziegler of Destin, 
Fla. and Sheila (Gary) Persino of Cortland; 
three sons, William (Dianne) Spitler of North 
Bloomfield, Kenneth (Lois Dooley) Spitler of 
Conneaut,OH and Robert (Karen) Spitler of 
Bristolville; 34 grandchildren and numerous 
great grandchildren and many great great 
grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Connie 
Spitler of Bristolville.

Her husband of 56 years, Charles H. Spitler, 
whom she married June 10, 1956 preceded her in 
death August 2, 2012. Three daughters, 
Charlotte Dye, Suzanne Cordwell and Roberta 
Hall; two sons, Charles Jr. and James "Buzz" 
Spitler; one grandson, Christopher Roth; three 
sisters, Rosa Taylor, Mary Kerr and Helen 
Reichel and five brothers, Robert, Roy, Harry, 
Frank Jr. and Clarence Black also have all 
preceded her in death.

The family wishes to thank her previous 
caregivers and the staff of Windsor House of 
Champion for the compassionate and loving care 
shown to Dorothy. Dorothy’s favorite color was 
red, therefore the family encourages those 
attending calling hours and the funeral to wear 
red.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Greene Church of 
the Nazarene with the Pastors Jim Elkin and 
Shirley Frantz officiating. The family will 
receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in 
Cortland and for an hour prior to the service 
at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at 
West Mecca Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to either the Greene Church of the 
Nazarene or the Bristolville United Methodist 
Church. Online condolences may be made to the 
family and the obituary viewed at 
www.shaferwinanschapel.com


Monday January 06, 2020

Dorothy E. McFeely Everhart

June 20, 1927 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

SALEM - Dorothy E. McFeely Everhart, age 92 
died at 6:12 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born 
July 20, 1927 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Jay C. and Anna (Sanders) Host.

She had worked for the Franklin Market, 
Southeast Market and Gary’s Ideal market.

Dorothy was a member of the Salem First 
Christian Church and the Travers Methodist 
Church while in Florida. She lived in Florida 
for 19 years, returning to Salem in 2001. She 
was a 1945 graduate of Goshen High School.

Her husband, Gilbert Everhart whom she married 
October 7, 1974, preceded her in death February 
22, 2008.

Survivors include three sons, James (Darlene) 
McFeely of Salem, Jackson (Kathy) McFeely of 
Mentor, and Robert (Marcy) McFeely of Salem; a 
stepdaughter, Dianne (Arthur “Pete”) Sauerwein 
of Salem; two stepsons, Dennis (Dianne) 
Everhart of Salem and Kenneth Everhart of Stow; 
13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 
five great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by a grandson, Brent McFeely.

Services will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, 
January 8, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Douglas DeMar officiating. Calling hours will 
be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Wednesday 
prior to the service. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

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


Monday January 06, 2020

Douglas R. Slusser

July 12, 1968 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 51)

Obituary

 

  Douglas R. Slusser, age 51, of Alliance, 
Ohio, passed away January 3, 2020 at his home.

  He was born July 12th, 1968, in Alliance, to 
Donald and Margaret Slusser. A graduate of 
Alliance High School, he was employed at the 
University of Mount Union and Great Lakes Tire. 
He was a member of the First Church of God. He 
enjoyed the fellowship and attending church 
functions. He also was an avid Pittsburgh 
Steelers Fan. 

  He was preceded in death by both his 
parents,   Donald and Margaret Slusser. 

  His survivors include his sister, Michelle 
Slusser-Hayes (Doyle) of Evansville, Indiana; 
nephew, Griffin Walizer of Indianapolis; and 
great niece, Mia-Rose of Indianapolis, 
Indiana. 

  A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Ruble 
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 
the service.

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


Sunday January 05, 2020

Dorothy Arlene (Yoder) Schmucker

July 5, 1935 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 84)

Obituary

Dorothy Arlene (Yoder) Schmucker, age 84, of 
Louisville, OH passed away peacefully Friday, 
January 3, 2020 in Strongsville, OH. She was 
born in Alliance, OH on July 5, 1935 to the 
late Willis and Christiana (Miller) Yoder. 
Dorothy was a homemaker and retired cook from 
Marlington Middle School. She was a member of 
Beech Mennonite Church, where she was a Sunday 
school teacher, the head of the hostess 
committee for many years and past president of 
the women’s sewing.  Dorothy was known for her 
beautiful quilt making, crocheting, sewing and 
award-winning pies and baked goods at the Stark 
County Fair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl 
Ray Schmucker in 2018 and her son, Clifford 
Earl Schmucker. Dorothy is survived by her two 
daughters; Vivian Schmucker and Julie (Ray) 
Castner, four grandchildren; Diane Castner, 
Daniel Castner, Nathan Schmucker and Adam 
(Laura) Schmucker, one great-grandchild; 
Clifford Lawrence Schmucker and a 2nd on the 
way, four sisters; Gladys Vernier, Fern (David) 
Gerber, Luella Yoder and Frances (Ed) Denino, 
two brothers; Harold (Eleanor) Yoder and Vernon 
(Patty) Yoder.

Funeral services will be 12noon Wednesday at 
the Beech Mennonite Church in Louisville, 
OH with Pastor Matt Reed officiating. Calling 
hours will be from 11am-12noon Wednesday 
morning at the Church. Dorothy will be laid to 
rest, beside her husband and son, in the Beech 
Mennonite Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions may be made to the Beech 
Mennonite Church or to Shurmer Place Memory 
Assisted Living, 18545 Shurmer Rd, 
Strongsville, OH 44136.

                                       Stier-
Israel


Friday January 03, 2020

William D. Fegert

May 18, 1924 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 95)

Obituary

New Waterford - William D. Fegert, 95, of New 
Waterford, passed away, January 3, 2020 at his 
home.

He was born May 18, 1924 in New Waterford, OH, 
son of Gustave and Fern Ward Fegert.

William worked as a frame builder with Cherry 
Hill Furniture and Franklin Furniture until his 
retirement and continued to work delivering 
cars for various local dealerships. He served 
in the U.S. Army in the European theater during 
WWII as a member of the Army Corps of 
Engineers. William was Protestant by faith and 
was a long time member of the East Palestine 
Eagles. He enjoyed sports, especial Ohio State, 
the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.

His wife, the former Janet Biggins, whom he 
married, June 30, 1950, preceded him in death 
on February 10, 2013.

He is survived by a daughter, Judy Keck of New 
Waterford; three sons, William Fegert of East 
Palestine, Timothy Fegert of East Palestine and 
Randall Fegert of Salem; thirteen grandchild 
and thirteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Shawn 
Felger; three sisters, Donna Lou, Geraldine and 
Joan and his beloved dog, Skip.

Services will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, 
January 7, 2020 at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig 
Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Chaplin Dan 
Tayman officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Van Dyke-Swaney-
Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Burial will take place in New Waterford 
Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Ohio Living 
Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road Building E Suite 
201 Canfield, OH 44406 or Angels for Animals, 
4750 S Range, Canfield, OH 44406.

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


Thursday January 02, 2020

Norman "Denny" Beight

February 22, 1944 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

New Waterford - Norman “Denny” Beight, 75, of 
New Waterford, Ohio, passed away January 2, 
2020 in Covington Skilled Nursing & 
Rehabilitation Center, East Palestine.  Mr. 
Beight was born February 22, 1944 in 
Youngstown, OH, a son of the late Wilbur and 
Viola Glass Beight and had lived in this area 
all of his life.

He was an owner/operator of several convenience 
stories in the area.  Prior to that he had 
worked with the former Phar-Mor and Tamarkin 
Companies.  He had served in the U.S. Army 
during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy A. 
Joyce whom he married February 21, 1970; two 
sons, Greg (Tricia) Beight of New Springfield, 
and Brian Beight of Leetonia, OH; a sister, 
Joanne Galey of North Lima; a brother, Ron 
Beight of Duck River, TN; and four 
grandchildren.

Norman was preceded in death by twin 
grandchildren, Collin and Holden Beight.

Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 
January 5, 2020 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Father 
Christopher Cicero officiating.  Interment will 
be in the New Waterford Cemetery.  Friends may 
call at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. on 
Sunday.

To sign the online guest book, go to 
www.familycareservices.com.


Thursday January 02, 2020

Milton E Spencer

August 17, 1950 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 69)

Obituary

Milton E. Spencer, 69, of Salem passed away on 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. Milton was born on August 17, 
1950 in Salem, Ohio to the late Raymond O. and 
Waneda J. (Carpenter) Spencer. Milton worked 
numerous jobs until his retirement. He enjoyed 
fishing especially in New York and spending 
time with his family.

Milton is survived by his wife Kimberly (Betts) 
Spencer; children Thomas Milton Spencer and 
Tammy Lou (Tracy) Spencer Salmons; step-
children Jackie Reynolds, Terry Krepps II, 
Rachel Spencer and Shannon Spencer; siblings 
Ray (Ruth) Spencer, Bob (Brenda) Spencer, 
Debbie Spencer and Beckie Spencer Dean; 3 
grandchildren; 2 great grandsons; 2 step 
grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
Milton was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 
January 4, 2020 at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home at 1:00 PM with Pastor Randy Payne 
officiating. Friends and family may call two 
hours prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 
1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will 
take place at Atwater Cemetery. You can sign 
the guest register and view the obituary online 
at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have 
been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral 
Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.


Wednesday January 01, 2020

James “Jim” Ingledue

October 14, 1951 - December 29, 2019

Obituary

James “Jim” Ingledue, 68, of Salem, passed away 
on December 29, 2019, surrounded by his family 
at home.

Jim was born in Salem, Ohio on October 14, 
1951, the son of the late Richard Ingledue and 
Barbara (Bates) Hemming.

Jim was a lifelong area resident and together 
with his wife, the former Margaret Fink, whom 
he married June 30, 1973, raised two children. 
Jim loved to work and in his free time he 
enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Dallas Cowboys and 
spending time with his family, especially his 
grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife Margaret, his 
children; James Patrick (Andrea) Ingledue of 
Austintown and Jamie Ingledue of Salem, his 
brothers; Scott (Ida) Ingledue of Homeworth, 
Jay (Ginger) Ingledue of Salem and Clint 
(Marilyn) Ingledue of Salem, and his 
grandchildren James Michael Ingledue, Cedric 
James Maher Ross, Chloe Ann Richmond, and 
Olivia Ann Ingledue.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services celebrating Jim’s life will 
be held at 1:00 PM Saturday January 11, 2020 at 
the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel where 
friends and family may call from 12:00 PM until 
time of services.


Tuesday December 31, 2019

John "Jack" Elmer Neville Jr.

April 12, 1948 - December 27, 2019

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Obituary

John “Jack” Elmer Neville, Jr. passed away 
peacefully December 27, 2019. He was born April 
12, 1948 to John and Stella Neville in 
Cleveland, OH.

A 1966 graduate of St. Peter Chanel High 
School, Jack was proud of his Cleveland roots 
and was an avid Indians and Browns fan. He 
moved to Canfield with his wife, Jeanne 
(Leonard) Neville in 1978 to teach activities 
classes at YSU. He had a special interest in 
the benefits of leisure activities and sport 
philosophy. One of his greatest joys was being 
able to create time for students to drop in and 
play volleyball just for fun.

Jack immersed himself in his community, forming 
life-long friendships with neighbors, coaching 
t-ball and softball teams, enjoying parish 
activities at St. Michael’s Church, working on 
the Parks Board to develop Fair Park, and being 
actively involved in the early days of 
Canfield’s recycling program. Always a dreamer, 
he saw only the best in everyone he met and did 
his best to make this world the utopia he 
imagined.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He 
leaves behind his ex-wife, Jeanne, with whom he 
maintained a deep friendship, two daughters, 
Sara Dysert of Canfield and Megan Neville 
(Chris Jellen) of Cleveland, one granddaughter, 
Katie Dysert of Canfield, and one sister, Susan 
Nikiel of Cleveland, along with many friends 
and family members who will miss him dearly.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, January 3, 
2020, at St. Michael’s Church in Canfield at 
11:00 AM. The family will receive relatives and 
friends one hour prior to the service.

The family wishes to thank the Mellen Center, 
Windsor House of Canfield, St. Elizabeth-
Boardman ER and ICU, and Hospice of the Valley 
for their care and support.


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Patricia Colette Bailey

March 28, 1943 - December 14, 2019

Obituary

Patricia Colette (Goist) Bailey, age 76 passed 
away on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 
American House Senior Living in Macedonia, Ohio 
of Alzheimer’s disease.

Patricia was born March 28th, 1943 at North 
Side Hospital in Youngstown to Wayne and Marion 
(Hunt) Goist of North Jackson, Ohio. She 
graduated from Jackson-Milton High School in 
1961. She served as the class president and 
also the valedictorian. She played the flute in 
the band and was a majorette in the marching 
band. She was also chosen to participate in the 
American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State program.

She married Clarence (Larry) Bailey Jr. on June 
23rd, 1962 in North Jackson. They had 3 
children together, Karen, Dawna and Kevin.

She pursued a career as a Legal Secretary. She 
worked for the Seidita & Gambrel Law Offices 
and the Legal Department at Bank One in 
Youngstown.

Patricia then became a Judicial Assistant to 
Magistrate Judge James D. Thomas at the United 
States District Court, Northern District of 
Ohio in downtown Youngstown. Her last job was 
as an Executive Legal Secretary for the law 
firm of Squires, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. in 
Cleveland, Ohio. She retired from this position 
in 2008.
She became a Certified Paralegal at the Shenago 
Campus of Penn State University in 1994. She 
also earned the Certified Professional 
Secretary (CPS) and Certified Administrative 
Professional (CAP) ratings.

Pat also served as a delegate to the Democratic 
National Convention held in San Francisco in 
1984.

Patricia was a Girl Scout leader for many years 
in Austintown, Ohio for Troop 381 and was also 
the assistant leader for Troop 8. Her girl 
scouts affectionately called her Mrs. B and 
considered her a role model, mentor and second 
mom.

She belonged to the International Association 
of Administrative Professionals for the Yo-Mah-
O and Forest City Chapters and served on 
several committees.

She was a member of the First Federated Church 
of North Jackson where she taught Sunday school 
and worked as the church secretary, the 
Austintown Community Church and lastly the 
Brecksville United Church of Christ. She served 
on numerous committees and participated in 
charitable events.

Patricia loved music. She sang in the Sweet 
Adeline’s for several years in Youngstown and 
served as the president at one time. She always 
belonged to her church choir and hardly ever 
missed a practice.

She will always be remembered for her 
infectious laugh, for her love of singing and 
dancing, and for her absolute love of 
chocolate.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Glenn) 
Coldwell of Ravenna, son Kevin (Shawna) Bailey 
of Brunswick, Ohio, her grandchildren Morgan, 
Bryson and Piper Bailey, her sisters Sharyn 
Common of Lordstown and Barbara Morrison of 
Austintown, brothers Richard Goist of 
Cincinnati and Robert Goist of Chicago. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, her husband 
and her daughter Dawna Bailey.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to 
request donations to the Alzheimer’s 
Association.

Memorial services celebrating Patricia’s life 
will be held at 4PM Saturday January 4, 2020 at 
the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel where 
friends and family may call from 2PM until time 
of services.


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Juanita R. Burgy

March 18, 1928 - December 30, 2019

Obituary

Juanita R. Burgy, 91, passed away on Monday, 
December 30, 2019 at Omni Manor Care Center. 
Juanita was born March 18, 1928 in Youngstown, 
the daughter of the late Vonnie and Alma 
(Ireland) Cormell and was a lifelong area 
resident. 

Juanita was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, great grandmother and a mother to 
all. She was a member of Lake Milton Baptist 
Temple. Her husband Howard “Pops” Foster Burgy 
Sr., whom she married May 13, 1963, passed away 
September 13, 2001.

 Juanita’s family was very important to her. 
She loved spending time with her children, 
grandchildren, great grandchildren. Juanita 
loved helping her daughter at their salon and 
talking with the clients. She was also a great 
baker. Juanita leaves three children, Mildred 
Mamrick of Niles, Jane Rummell of Austintown, 
and Howard Fred (Denise Burgy of Newton Falls, 
four grandchildren, Tiffiny (Karim) Younan of 
NC, Cory Rummell of MI, Breanna (Jordan) Sites 
of FL, and Kyle (Lauren) Burgy of TX. Juanita 
also leaves three brothers, Shaffer Cormell of 
Austintown, Quentin Cormell of Orville, and 
David Cormell of Cincinnati, two brothers, 
Selma Bolash of Youngstown, and Evon Hunt of 
Winter Haven, FL, as well as several nieces and 
nephews. Besides her parents and husband, 
Juanita was preceded in death by three 
brothers, Laird, Donald and Leland Cormell.

 Friends may call Saturday, January 4, 2020, 
from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Lake Milton Baptist 
Temple where services will begin at 11:30 AM. 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests 
donations be made to Hospice of the Valley in 
Juanita’s name. The family would like to thank 
Dr. Andrew Marakas for all the care given 
Juanita over the years.

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


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Kari L Crawford

May 1, 1983 - December 30, 2019

Obituary

Warren – Kari L. Crawford, 36, passed away from 
cancer on Monday morning, December 30, 2019 at 
her home surrounded by her family.

Kari was born on May 1, 1983 in Warren, OH a 
daughter of Jerry and Peggy Draa.

She was a 2001 graduate of Lakeview High School 
and continued her education receiving her 
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in criminal 
justice at Youngstown State University. Early 
in her career, she worked with Burkey, Burkey, 
and Scher Co as a Paralegal in Warren. 
Following that tenure, she started into working 
with animals and her own artwork; The Revival 
of My Brain Art.

She was an animal rights advocate and was the 
organizer of the “All About Animals Art Show” 
in Warren, which ran for 3 years. She was also 
an avid artist that loved photography, 3D 
artwork, and painting. In addition to being an 
animal rights advocate and an artist, she was a 
horsewoman with her horse, Commander; and 
enjoyed music, traveling, and camping.

Kari will be deeply missed by her loving 
husband Jason Scott Crawford, whom she married 
on May 21, 2005; her parents, Jerry and Peggy 
Draa of Washington, PA; her grandmothers June 
Meikle and Grace Draa; several aunts and 
uncles; mother-in-law Donna (Bob) Craig of 
Bazetta; and sister-in-law Sonia (Tim) Grimmett 
of Howland; and her dog Rowgly.

Tragically, she was preceded in death by her 
sister Amy Draa who died of cancer less than 24 
hours prior.

Everyone who knew and loved Kari will always 
remember her beautiful smile and will miss her 
friendly laugh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Bright Futures Farm at 
brightfuturesfarm.org
Per Kari’s request there will be no services 
and cremation was entrusted with Lane Family 
Funeral Homes Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

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


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Richard W. Robinson

July 13, 1932 - December 31, 2019

Obituary

Richard W. Robinson, age 87 of Warren, passed 
away on December 31, 2019 at Windsor House of 
Champion. Dick was born in Warren on July 13, 
1932 to Willard & Helen (Marshman) Robinson.

After attending Warren G. Harding High School, 
Dick joined the Army proudly serving his 
country in Korea during the Korean War. After 
his honorable discharge, Dick settled into his 
career as an electrician for Republic Steel.

On October 19, 1957, Dick was united in 
marriage to the love of his life, the former 
Joyce Garris, whom preceded him in death on 
October 7, 2018.

When Dick wasn’t working, he was devoted to his 
family. He and Joyce wrote a family cookbook 
together and he enjoyed studying his family 
genealogy. However, and most important, Dick’s 
passion was being a loving husband and father; 
his greatest joy being surrounded by his 
grandchildren.

Dick is survived by children, Randall (Wendy) 
Robinson and Lynn (Richard) Foor; his daughter-
in-law Candace Robinson; his grandchildren, 
Kyle (Katrina) Robinson, Benjamin Robinson, 
Margaret Robinson, Jeremy Robinson, Colleen 
Robinson, Nathaniel Robinson, and Hannah Foor; 
seven great grandchildren and his brother Will 
Robinson. Besides his wife of 60 years, Dick 
was preceded in death by his son Ronald 
Robinson, his brother Gerald Robinson, his 
sister Dorothy Drummond and his parents.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday 
January 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of 
Pineview Memorial Park, 4049 Youngstown Road 
SE, Warren.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s 
memory to Alzheimer’s Association.


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Sharon "Kay" Rae

March 23, 1954 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 65)

Obituary

SALEM – Sharon “Kay” Rea, age 65 died at 4:00 
a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at her home. 
She was born March 23, 1954 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Leonard and Freda (Smith) 
Phillips Sr.

Kay was a housekeeper for families in the Salem 
area. She was a loving and faithful wife, 
mother and grandmother. Kay enjoyed reading, 
cooking and gardening, especially with her 
grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Rea whom 
she married June 23, 1984; a son, James 
(Melissa) Rea of Salem; two daughters, Hollie 
O’Dell of Salem and Lisa (Dusty) Burch of 
Salem; a sister, Karen (Lloyd “Bud”) Morris of 
Salem; three brothers, Leonard (Kathy) Phillips 
of Florida, Larry (Randy) Phillips of Lincoln 
Park, MI and Charles Phillips of Canfield and 
five grandchildren, Austin, Jacob, Kasandra, 
Colsen, Conner.

Besides her parents, a brother, David “Pete” 
Phillips also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Friday, January 3, 2020 at Stark Memorial with 
Rev. Doug George officiating. Calling hours 
will be held Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the 
funeral home. A private family burial will be 
at Franklin Square Cemetery in Leetonia.


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Esther May Dowd

December 22, 1935 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

Esther May Dowd - On Sunday, December 29, 2019 
Esther May Dowd passed away peacefully at her 
home in Lisbon, Ohio after a brief but tough 
fight with cancer surrounded by one of the two 
things that mattered to her most; her family 
and loved ones. Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania 
on December 22, 1935, she was predeceased by 
her husband, Glendon “Frank” Dowd whom she 
married in 1969 and passed away on their 
anniversary on March 21, 2018. She was also 
predeceased by her first husband, William Henry 
Tippins, a daughter, Patricia Blinn-Moffett, 
two siblings, a brother and a sister, and 
survived by two sisters and two brothers.

Finding strength in the second thing that 
mattered to her most, her unwavering faith in 
God, she was an amazing Christian matriarchal 
example and inspiration to her family and 
friends with an innate ability to demonstrate 
hope and perseverance tempered with love, 
generosity, and kindness even in the toughest 
of circumstances. As a fine example of Jesus 
Christ, she loved everyone fully and 
unconditionally and readily gave to others 
whatever and whenever she could even if she had 
very little. If you visited her, you could 
expect to be fed and “forced” to take something 
home as well. Due to this, she was never afraid 
to speak her mind and serve God as effectively 
demonstrated by the words found at 1 Peter 
4:11.

 Through her fine actions, she displayed how to 
be a great mother and positively influenced 
future generations and everyone that she 
touched, especially surviving children Terry L. 
(Mary Ann) Dowd, Tammy L. Fisher, John E. 
(Sharon) Dowd, Glendon F. (Katherine) Dowd Jr., 
Reuben N.J. (Amy) Dowd, James J. Dowd. She is 
also survived by 16 grandchildren and 7 great 
grandchildren.

Esther worked as a clerk at A&P in Alliance and 
as one of the most important and difficult jobs 
of all; a homemaker. She had many talents in 
this role and was an especially amazing cook. 
Everyone will miss her incredible potato salad. 
Above all, Esther had tremendous commitment as 
a devout member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 
organization being baptized on February 4, 
1967. She devoted her life to follow Jesus 
Christ’s command at Matthew 28:19 to preach the 
Good News of God’s Kingdom and served as full 
time pioneer in the Kingdom ministry work 
actively preaching until the day she passed.

In the community, she was known and respected 
as a kind, loving, and generous woman of faith 
who would help anyone at any time. By following 
the words described in James 2:14-16, her 
legacy will live on through her fine works and 
deeds. She will be missed by all.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 PM on 
Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Lisbon Kingdom 
Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 38195 
Hunter Camp Road, Lisbon, Ohio 44432 with 
Brother Jay Balough officiating. The family 
will be receiving friends at the residence of 
John and Sharon Dowd after the memorial 
service.

Professional services were rendered by the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Doris A. (Garrett) Pragnell

May 12, 1940 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary

Doris A. (Garrett) Pragnell, age 79, of 
Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 29, 
2019 in her home. She was born in Salem, Ohio 
on May 12, 1940 to the late Adam and Marjorie 
(Stahl) Katarsky. Doris was a Louisville High 
School graduate and was a member of the 
Louisville Church of Christ. She was retired 
from Canton Health Care as an LPN.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by two grandchildren and a sister, Carol Mauer. 
Doris is survived by her husband, Bart 
Pragnell; her daughter, Kari (Tyler) Lab; her 
son, Sean (Cheryl) Pragnell; two sisters, 
Bonnie Hoskins and Diane Knappenberger; a 
brother, William (JoAnn) Garrett, III; eight 
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; 
several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11am Monday 
January 6, 2020 at Stier- Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville with Mr. Brian Grubbs 
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Union 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, 
contributions may be made to the Louisville 
Church of Christ, 1520 California Ave, 
Louisville, Ohio 44641.

                                        Stier-
Israel


Monday December 30, 2019

Phoebe Jane (Martin) Stahl

May 4, 1920 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 99)

Obituary

  Today we celebrate a life well lived and 
remember a special lady with a beautiful sense 
of humor like no other.

  Phoebe Jane Stahl, age 99, passed away on 
Friday, December 27, 2019 in Salem, Ohio, the 
result of dementia.

  She was born May 4, 1920 in Mineral Point, 
Pennsylvania, into a family of five sisters and 
three brothers, to William J. and Hattie May 
(Rose) Martin.

  A lifelong resident of Alliance, Jane was a 
member of the United Methodist Church for over 
50 years.

  She was a past president of the Alliance 
Community Hospital Auxiliary, where she 
volunteered for 31 years, with 18,000 hours.

  Jane married Clair B. Stahl on March 2, 1946, 
and he died June 25, 1982. They were married 36 
years.

  All who knew Jane knew she was a loving 
person who always smiled. She was a strong and 
stubborn, independent woman. She was a 
beautiful person inside and out.

  Please join her family at a Memorial Service 
at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Family 
may call one hour prior to the service.

  Interment will follow at Fairmount Memorial 
Park.

  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations 
to Hospice of the Valley, in Jane Stahl’s 
memory, or to Grace Wood’s Assisted Living in 
Salem.

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


Sunday December 29, 2019

William A. Devlin

June 27, 1938 ~ December 28, 2019 (age 81)

Obituary

William A. Devlin, 81, went home to be with the 
Lord, surrounded by his family Saturday, 
December 28, 2019 at his sons residence.

William was born June 27, 1938 in Steubenville, 
OH, a son of the late Arthur Ambrose and Edith 
Marjorie (Stock) Devlin.

He was a graduate of Toronto High School and 
then was drafted in the United States Army.  
William was a carpet installer for various 
different companies over the years.

He attended Real Life Church in Salem.  His 
true joys were spending time with family and 
vacationing to the beach.

He is survived by one son, William (Christina) 
Devlin of Salem;  two grandchildren, Rebecca 
(Brandon) Carver of Salem and William (Shyla 
Vogel) Devlin of Salem; and three great-
grandchildren, Wylen, Westyn, and Camden.

 

Besides his parents, William was preceded by 
his wife the love of his life, Mary Lou Devlin, 
whom he married June 6, 1959, died March 4, 
2016. Three sisters and two bothers also 
preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m.  
Friday, January 3, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor Jim Dotson officiating.  Friends and 
family will be received Thursday, January 2, 
2019 from 5:00 p.m.-7 p.m. and one hour prior 
to the service at the funeral home.  Burial 
will be at Grandview Cemetery, with military 
honors by the Salem Honor Guard.

Material donations in William’s name may be 
made to Hospice of the Valley, 2388 B Southeast 
Blvd., Salem, OH 44460.

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


Sunday December 29, 2019

Sarah Mae Schweitzer

May 25, 1995 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 24)

Obituary

Sarah Mae Schweitzer, age 24, of Minerva, OH 
went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on 
Dec. 27 after a sudden accident.

Sarah was born May 25, 1995 in Canton to Dale 
and Nancy Schweitzer (Blank). She was a godly 
young woman with wisdom beyond her years. A 
sophomore at Kent State Stark, she studied 
English and participated in Revive campus 
ministry. Sarah’s church home was Freedom Found 
Ministries.

A witty, intellectual sort, Sarah often could 
be found at the library or bookstore picking up 
the latest classic novel or historical piece to 
devour. Her favorite works were that of J.R.R. 
Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and 
William Shakespeare.

Video games, cracking jokes, cooking and baking 
cookies, arts and crafts projects, and 
superhero movies were a few other of her loves, 
but none compared to the time she enjoyed 
sharing with friends and family.

Sarah was an angel whose short life touched 
many. She always knew how to brighten one’s 
day, and when she gave you a hug, you knew you 
were loved.

Sarah was a sweet and gentle spirit who taught 
us never to stop learning, try new things and 
offer hugs unceasing. Heaven is a brighter 
place with her there.

In addition to her parents, Sarah is survived 
by her sister, Kristi Schweitzer, brother, 
Andrew Schweitzer, paternal grandparents, 
Harold and Velma Schweitzer, two aunts and an 
uncle. She was preceded in death by maternal 
grandparents, Edward and Hazel Blank.

Funeral services will be 10am Friday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. 
Jeremey DiBartolo officiating. Calling hours 
will be 6-8pm Thursday at the funeral home. 
Sarah will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, 
Louisville, OH.

                                    Stier-
Israel


Sunday December 29, 2019

Mary Carmel Marino

September 8, 1925 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 94)

Obituary

Dover- Mary Carmel Marino died December 27, 
2019 at the age of 94 due to declining health.  
Born September 3, 1925 to the late Joseph and 
Concetta Gabriel she resided in Salem, Ohio 
until the age of 72 when she moved to Dover and 
lived next to her daughter Linda.  She married 
Anthony Marino Jr. on September 8, 1945 and he 
died on January 30, 1972.

She was a homemaker until his death.  She 
worked at several restaurants then retired from 
Circle K.  She loved to cook, bake and garden.  
She was known for her homemade bread and rolls.

She is survived by daughters Linda (Richard) 
Homrighausen and their sons Nicholas and Peter 
(Erika) and their children Isaac and Amelia all 
of Dover, Concetta (Raymond deceased) and their 
children Jeremy and Ryan of Salem and Samantha 
(Corey) of Philadelphia, PA, and Lisa (Bill) 
Myers and their children Olivia of Monroe Falls 
and Billy of Florida.

She came from a family of ten children with 
three sets of twins of which she was one.  
Deceased brothers are Ralph Gabriel, Anthony 
Gabriel, Eugene Gabriel and Guy Gabriel.  
Deceased sisters are Angeline Hively, Carmel 
Mary Ferry, Jean Weber and Elvera Gabriel.  
Also surviving are Sister-in-laws Josephine 
Saunders and Betty Gabriel along with many 
nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours are Tuesday December 31, 2019 
from 10:30 am until noon at the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home in Salem, Ohio.  Prayers will be 
at noon at the Funeral Home followed by the 
funeral service at St. Paul’s Catholic Church 
at 12:30pm.  Burial will follow in the 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

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


Saturday December 28, 2019

Nancy L. Taylor

November 7, 1935 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

Nancy L. Taylor, age 84, of Louisville, OH 
passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 in 
Cambridge, OH. She was born November 7, 1935 in 
Louisville to the late Greer and Dora Shamblen. 
Nancy was a long time Elementary School Teacher 
in Louisville. She was a member of Paradise 
United Church of Christ and a dedicated member 
of the church choir. She was a past Worthy 
Matron of the Louisville Eastern Star #400 and 
a member of the Stark County Retired Teachers 
Assoc.  

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, 
Loren Taylor in 2015 and her brother, Richard 
Shamblen. She is survived by her daughter, Lori 
Taylor, brother, Donald (Betty) Shamblen, 
sister-in-law, Janice Shamblen and several 
nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10am Tuesday morning 
at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling 
hours will be 6-8pm Monday evening at the 
funeral home. Eastern Star services will 5:30pm 
Monday evening. 

Nancy will be laid to rest, beside her husband 
in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of 
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 
Paradise United Church of Christ or the Hospice 
of Guernsey County, PO Box 1165, Cambridge, OH 
43725.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Friday December 27, 2019

Mildred L. "Millie" Reese

August 15, 1941 - December 24, 2019

Obituary

Mildred L. “Millie” Reese, 78

Mildred L. Reese, 78 of Salem died Tuesday 
morning at her residence. Mildred, known as 
“Millie” was born August 15, 1941 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late Henry and Lydia (Muller) 
Leyman and was a lifelong area resident. 

She graduated from Western Reserve High School 
and was an upholsterer for Ort Furniture in 
Salem for over 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, 
especially Caribbean cruises and was an avid 
bowler. Millie leaves her husband, Randall N. 
Reese, whom she married September 1960; a son, 
Randy (Sherrie) Reese of Salem; a daughter, 
Brenda (Ernie) Willis of Austintown; seven 
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four 
brothers, Richard, Mark, Philip and Paul and 
six sisters, Patricia, Connie, Linda, Twila, 
Darlene and Deborah. Besides her parents, 
Millie was preceded in death by four brothers 
and one sister.

 Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 pm at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, 
Canfield Chapel.


Friday December 27, 2019

Randall D. Davison

March 26, 1955 - December 24, 2019

Obituary

Randall D. Davison, 64 of Champion Township, 
died Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at University 
Hospital in Cleveland from complications 
following a stroke. He was born March 21, 1955 
in Corpus Christi, Texas the son of Chester and 
Phyllis Jones Davison of Champion.

Randy was a lifetime Champion Township resident 
and a 1973 graduate of Champion High School. He 
later earned his Associate degree in accounting 
from Kent State University. He worked for 
Copperweld Steel Company for many years until 
it closed. Randy then worked for U.S. Safety 
Gear as a sales associate for 19 years.

Randy will be sadly missed by his wife of 36 
years, Susan E. Haas Davison, whom he married 
November 19, 1983; two daughters, Rebecca of 
Champion and Meredith of Leavittsburg; two 
granddaughters, Emma and Alaina; his parents, 
Chester and Phyllis Davison of Champion; three 
sisters, Elaine Davison of Bristolville, Joyce 
Davison of Champion and Karen Lupinek of South 
Carolina and one brother, Mark Davison of 
Calif.

Randy was a great family man and a loving 
husband and father. He enjoyed gardening, 
especially taking care of his black raspberry 
bushes. He also loved spending time with his 
granddaughters. His friends and family will 
always remember him as quick witted and 
dependable.

The funeral service will be held at noon 
Monday, December 30, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, 
where the family will receive friends from 10 
a.m. until the noon service time. Deacon Joseph 
Toth will officiate the service. Inurnment will 
be at Meadowbrook Memorial Park in Champion.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Friday December 27, 2019

Holly Ann Cannon Ford

June 23, 1983 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 36)

Obituary

Leetonia – Holly Ann Cannon Ford, age 36, of 
Leetonia, died on Saturday, December 21, 2019, 
at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on June 23, 1983, in Salem, a 
daughter of Joe Cannon and Joyce A. Cook 
Waggle.

Holly was the proud owner of Holly’s Shear 
Heaven Salon for six years in Leetonia.  She 
was a wonderful stylist with over fifteen years 
of experience. 

Holly was the assistant coach for the Cross 
Country and Track team at Leetonia High 
School.  She was an avid runner and was a 
promoter and participant of the Greenway Trail 
“Grin and Bear It” Half Marathon/5K/10K.  Holly 
ran a full marathon in Detroit and it was her 
dream to run in the Boston Marathon.  She was 
an avid Steelers fan and a fun-loving mother 
with a big heart who loved helping others.

She is survived by her mother, Joyce A. (Jack) 
Waggle of Washingtonville; her father, Joe 
(Teri Manis) Cannon of Boardman; two daughters, 
Destiny Cannon and Kaylee Colkitt both of 
Leetonia; a son, Adyn Ford of Leetonia; two 
sisters, Kristen (John Blankenship, fiancé) 
Waggle and Tammy (Daryl) Hiner both of 
Columbiana; two brothers, Kurt (Tina) Sheely of 
Columbiana and Michael Manis of Boardman; ; her 
paternal grandmother, Donna Cannon of 
Columbiana and her paternal great grandmother, 
Irene Quinn of Columbiana.  Also surviving is 
her husband, Charles “Tony” Ford of Beloit with 
whom she was separated.

She was preceded in death by her brother, 
Matthew Cannon.

A Celebration of Life/Benefit for Holly’s 
children will be held on Saturday, January 25, 
2020 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the 
Washingtonville-York Drexler Post #5532 VFW.

In lieu of flowers, “Cash Only” donations for 
Holly’s children will be accepted at: 
Huntington Bank, Salem Giant Eagle Branch, 
account # 02581356831.

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

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


Friday December 27, 2019

Erik J. Legg

July 6, 1976 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 43)

Obituary

Erik J. Legg, age 43, of Alliance,  passed away 
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at his home.

  He was born July 6, 1976 in Canton, Ohio.

  Erik attended Alliance High School. He had a 
great love of nature, enjoyed going on walks 
and riding his motorcycle. Erik enjoyed 
cooking, collecting guns and was very 
patriotic, with a great love for America.

   He will be loved and missed by his family, 
especially his daughters, who he loved spending 
time with; Grace Richards and Melody Legg; he 
is also survived by his sister, Cathy (James) 
Moyers, mother of his daughters and close 
friend, Amy Richards, and nieces, Kirsten, 
Phoebe, and Jamie Lynn.

  He was preceded in death by his father, 
Clifford K. Legg, and grandmother, Eva 
Kilbreath.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Saturday, January 11, 2020  at Marlboro 
Christian Church with Pastor Ed Carter 
officiating. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11 
a.m. at the church.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Diabetes Association, or the American 
Heart Association.

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


Friday December 27, 2019

Gladys Mae Candle

November 27, 1936 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 83)

Obituary

Salem- Gladys Mae Candle, age 83, of Salem, 
died on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Ivy Woods 
Manor in North Lima.

She was born on November 27, 1936 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late Lester and Frieda Erlach 
Safreed.

Gladys was a member of Trinity Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Washingtonville and had 
worked as a teacher for Leetonia Schools.

She is survived by two sons, Chris Candle of 
Salem, and Jeffrey Candle of Salem; a sister, 
Virginia Lanterman of Salem, and by three 
grandsons and a granddaughter.  Also surviving 
are three great grandchildren.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, 
Richard E. Candle, a son, Richard K. Candle and 
a grandson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, 
January 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 
2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will be at the Washingtonville Cemetery.

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


Friday December 27, 2019

David "Coupe" A. Deville

January 12, 1962 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 57)

Obituary

Greenville, SC - David A. "Coupe" Deville, age 
57, died at 2:12am Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 
at his son's house in Leetonia, OH. He was born 
January 12, 1962, in Salem, OH. He was a 
graduate of Leetonia High School and received 
an engineering degree from Youngstown State 
University. 

Dave had lived in Greenville, SC for the past 
10 years, where he worked as a mechanical 
engineer at General Electric. He enjoyed 
golfing, being outdoors, cheering on the 
Buckeyes, and spending time with family and 
friends. Dave was an active member of LifeSong 
Church and was loved by many people. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl E. 
Deville and Janet Lee (French) Deville, and 
brother, Charles E. Deville Sr. Survivors 
include daughter, Jessica Deville, of Wamego, 
KS, son, Nicholas Deville, of Leetonia, OH, and 
ex-wife and dear friend, Sandy Deville, also of 
Leetonia, OH. 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Tim Lyda, of SC, officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday 
prior to the service. Burial will be held at 
Glenview Cemetery in East Palestine.

The family would like to express their thanks 
for the help and care provided by Hospice of 
the Valley.

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


Friday December 27, 2019

Gladys Mae Candle
November 27, 1936 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 83)

   

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Salem- Gladys Mae Candle, age 83, of Salem, 
died on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Ivy Woods 
Manor in North Lima.

She was born on November 27, 1936 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late Lester and Frieda Erlach 
Safreed.

Gladys was a member of Trinity Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Washingtonville and had 
worked as a teacher for Leetonia Schools.

She is survived by two sons, Chris Candle of 
Salem, and Jeffrey Candle of Salem; a sister, 
Virginia Lanterman of Salem, and by three 
grandsons and a granddaughter.  Also surviving 
are three great grandchildren.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, 
Richard E. Candle, a son, Richard K. Candle and 
a grandson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, 
January 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 
2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will be at the Washingtonville Cemetery.

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

Thursday December 26, 2019

Brenda L. McFarland

December 11, 1960 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 59)

Obituary

SALEM - Brenda L. McFarland, age 59, of Salem, 
died Wednesday December 25, 2019 at her home. 
She was born December 11, 1960 in Salem, 
daughter of the late Marvin J. and Mildred J. 
(Taylor) McFarland.

Brenda was a baker at the Dunkin Donuts West 
Store in Salem. She had also worked at the Ivy 
Stone Restaurant and Lounge. Brenda was a 
member of the First Assembly of God Church. She 
completed school in culinary arts and baking 
and was a member of the Lisbon VFW.

Survivors include her son, Alpino B. Raneri of 
Salem; two daughters, Jessica L. Raneri of 
Minerva and Anna M. Greeneisen of Salem; a 
sister, Patricia A. Cloud of Lisbon; a brother, 
James E. (Beverly) McFarland of Salem; and 
three grandchildren.

No services or calling hours will be held.

Besides her parents, a sister, Bonita “Bonnie” 
Hicks also preceded her in death.

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

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


Thursday December 26, 2019

Richard C. Schreffler

May 1, 1947 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 72)

Obituary

SALEM – Richard C. Schreffler, age 72 died at 
6:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his 
home. He was born May 1, 1947 in Salem, son of 
the late Merle Sr. and April (Weyand) 
Schreffler.

He worked as an assembler for 30 years at 
Chester Hoist in Lisbon.

His wife, Alice M. (Carlisle) Schreffler whom 
he married July 20, 1968 preceded him in death 
October 13, 2018;

Survivors include two daughters, Michelle 
Schreffler of Salem and Lori (Richard) May of 
Salem; a brother, Kenneth (Carol) Schreffler of 
Lisbon and four grandchildren.

Besides his parents a sister, Janice Bryan and 
a brother Merle Schreffler Jr. also preceded 
him in death.

A private burial will be held at a later date. 
Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park.

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

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


Thursday December 26, 2019

Gary Edwin Ritchie Sr.

May 18, 1942 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 77)

Obituary

Gary Edwin Ritchie, Sr. of Salem passed away 
Monday, December 23, 2019 at Blossom Nursing 
and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, OH after an 
extended illness. He was born May 18, 1942 at 
home in Salem, OH, the son of the late Elbert 
Arthel and Dora Louise (Irey) Ritchie. His 
family later moved to Columbiana, OH.

Gary graduated from Columbiana High School in 
1960 and was a graduate of Malone University. 
Gary previously worked for the NRM Corporation 
in both Columbiana and Leetonia, and he retired 
from Family Recovery Center as a social worker. 
He lived in the Salem area most of his life 
after enlisting in the Army after high school. 
He was stationed in South Korea, and served in 
the Army National Guard as well, retiring with 
twenty years in the military. He attended Salem 
First Friends Church and was a member of the 
Agape Sunday School class.

Gary enjoyed fishing, although he never caught 
much, and watching the Cleveland Indians, 
although they never won much. He loved a good 3 
Musketeers bar and was also the king of corny 
jokes.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Carol 
Ann (Nicholson) Ritchie whom he married 
November 26, 1960. She passed away February 2, 
2019.

Survivors include three sons, Chip (Denise) 
Ritchie of Salem, Blaine Ritchie of Salem, and 
Chris Ritchie of Palmyra, PA; brother, Jeff 
Ritchie of New Waterford, OH; and grandchildren 
Taylor, Devon, Tanner, Jessica, Emily, Steven, 
John, and Heather.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in 
death by five sisters, Ethel Perkins, Mary 
Kimble, Carol Grimm, Barbara Koontz and Jean 
Pate.

Special thanks to the members of the Agape 
class at Salem First Friends Church.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, January 2, 2019 at Salem First 
Friends Church, with Pastor Peter Fowler, 
officiating. A dinner reception will follow at 
the church.

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

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


Thursday December 26, 2019

Charles "Pip" E. Pipkin Sr.

July 19, 1951 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 68)

Obituary

SALEM – Charles “Pip” E. Pipkin Sr., age 68 
died at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2019 
at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Medical Center 
in Youngstown. He was born July 19, 1951 in 
Sardis, Mississippi, son of the late Daniel Jr. 
and Bertha L. (Johnson) Pipkin.

Charles worked for 30 years at FreshMark. He 
loved gardening and cleaning the house. Charles 
was an avid sports enthusiast, especially the 
Pittsburgh Steelers. His true joy was spending 
time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Gale (Nason) Pipkin 
whom he married October 25, 1997; two sons, 
Charles E. Pipkin Jr. and Jonathan M. (Emilie) 
Pipkin, both of Salem; two daughters, Shonte 
Lee Pipkin of Canton and Trinette Rashonda 
Pipkin of Aliquippa, PA; three sisters, Mae 
Pipkin, Kathy Pipkin, and Lola Jean Pipkin; 
three brothers, Danny Pipkin, Brent Pipkin and 
James Pipkin; and 11 grandchildren, Serina, 
Sierra, Gloria, D’andre, Izaiah, Micah, Charlie 
III, D’onte, Reece and McKenzy and Aj.

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

A funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Stark Memorial. 
Calling hours will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Sunday at the funeral home.


Thursday December 26, 2019

Henry "Ben" Edward Roelen

July 23, 1934 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

SALEM - Henry Edward “Ben” Roelen, age 85, died 
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his home. He was 
born July 23, 1934 in Salem, son of the late 
Henry Edward Roelen and the late Helen (Kaley) 
Roelen Monks.

Ben was a 1952 graduate of Salem High School. 
He played a variety of sports and shined on the 
basketball court. He attended Ohio Northern 
University. Ben accepted a job at Kaiser 
Aluminum as a young man.  He worked as a 
chemist and eventually joined the sales force. 
He was employed there for 40 years. Through the 
years, Ben coached little league baseball and 
8th grade basketball at St. Paul School. Many 
of his players enjoyed standout careers at 
Salem High. Even at the junior high level, 
competition was tough. Ben prided himself on 
many winning seasons. He also enjoyed watching 
his children participate in sports and was 
proud of all their accomplishments. Ben golfed 
and nurtured a vegetable garden every summer. 
In later years he learned to use a digital 
camera and mastered Ebay. He and Agnes enjoyed 
selling antiques online. Ben was an active 
member of St. Paul and served as an usher for 
many years. He was also a member of the Knights 
of Columbus.

Before his marriage, Ben converted to 
Catholicism; and on June 12, 1954, he was 
married to Agnes Aurelia Fink. They celebrated 
65 years of marriage in 2019 and Agnes preceded 
him in death April 11, 2019.

Ben is survived by his children: Lisa (Fred) 
Ethridge, Zane, Jay (Arlene), Patrick 
(Pebbles), Damian, Bridget (Rob) Frank and 7 
grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the Roelen family requests 
that donations be made to the Salem High School 
Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 
44460.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. Paul 
Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the mass at 
the church.

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

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


Thursday December 26, 2019

James Lee Feaster

September 7, 1958 - December 24, 2019

Obituary

James Lee Feaster, 61, of Canfield Twp. passed 
away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his home. 

Jim was born September 7, 1958 in Youngstown 
son of Jack and Jeanne (Reniff) Feaster and was 
a lifelong area resident. 

He was a 1977 graduate of Western Reserve High 
School and worked for General Motors Lordstown 
in many parts of the plant. Most recently Jim 
was a MAXIMO Coordinator. He was a member of 
the UAW Local 1112 and was very active in the 
union. 

Jim was an athlete, a barefoot water skier, and 
enjoyed drag racing. 

Besides his mother, Jeanne Feaster of Canfield, 
James leaves two sons, James (Megan) Feaster of 
Sagamore Hills, OH, and Matthew (Sarah) Feaster 
of Richmond, VA, three grandchildren, Quinn 
“Cupcake”, Gabrielle and Mason Feaster, as well 
as five siblings, Jennice (Larry) Farkas of 
Venice, FL, Jeffrey Feaster of Austintown, 
Jackie (Chuck) Jacobs of Canfield, Jennifer 
(Chuck) Johnson of Youngstown, and Joel 
(Theresa) Feaster of North Jackson. 

Besides his father Jack, Jim was preceded in 
death by his paternal grandparents, Glenn and 
Edna Feaster. 

Friends may call from 10 am until Noon on 
Saturday, December 28, 2019 where services will 
be held at Noon. In lieu of flowers the family 
suggests donations be made to the Children’s 
Tumor Foundation at www.ctf.org in Jim’s name.


Thursday December 26, 2019

Robert Gerald Waite, Sr.

November 9, 1951 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 68)

Obituary

Columbiana – Robert Gerald Waite, Sr., 68, of 
Columbiana, previously of Klawock, AK, died, 
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home in 
Columbiana.

He was born November 9, 1951 in Beaver Falls 
Pennsylvania, a son of the late John Wilfred 
and Geraldine Crawford Waite, Sr.

Robert worked as a janitor for the Klawock area 
schools.

He is survived by a daughter, Gabriella 
(Jarrod) Kuczer of Largo, FL; two sons, Robert 
(Michelle) Waite, Jr. of Columbiana and Wesley 
(Emily) Waite of Columbiana; three sisters, 
Evelyn Wilson of Lynchberg, VA, Barbara Shaw of 
Beaver Falls and Marjorie Terrico of Columbia, 
SC, a brother, John “Jack” Waite; an uncle, 
James (Virginia) Waite; eight Grandchildren and 
many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by two sons, Ian 
and Timothy Waite.

Per the families wishes no services will be 
held.

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


Tuesday December 24, 2019

Christine K. (Shade) Fletcher

March 11, 1949 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary

Christine K. Fletcher, age 70, of Alliance, 
passed away at 6:17 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 
2019, at Community Care Center with her family 
by her side.

  She was born March 11, 1949, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Harry Richard and Virginia (Sourbeck) 
Shade.

  A 1967 graduate of Marlington High School, 
Christine then went to Timken School of 
Practical Nursing becoming an LPN. She was 
formerly employed by Community Care Center in 
Alliance until her retirement in 2014.

  Christine enjoyed baking, sewing and 
gardening. She loved spending time with her 
family and grandchildren, and shopping at 
Consignment and Primitive Shops.

  Survivors include her husband, Frank H. 
Fletcher of Alliance, whom she married December 
5, 2003; three sons, Joshua P Strain of 
Columbus, Jeremy (Camille) Strain of Kent and 
Lennon Strain of Louisville; two daughters, 
Violet Coblentz of Green and Christy Rosier of 
Alliance; five grandchildren, Nova, Venah, 
Kaiden, Kai and Reid; three sisters, Marg 
(Ralph) Gunther of N. Carolina, Jan (Sam) 
Donohoe of Pennsylvania and Patricia (Mike) 
Berman of Maryland; and several nieces and 
nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents.

  Christine’s family will have a private family 
gathering to celebrate her life at a later 
date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Cancer society 545 N. Broad St., 
Canfield, OH 44406.

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


Tuesday December 24, 2019

Joan W. Tucker

August 27, 1932 - December 18, 2019

Obituary

Joan W. Tucker, 87


Joan W. Tucker, 87, passed away from cancer at 
her home surrounded by her family on Dec.18, 
2019. She was born on August 27, 1932 in 
Homeworth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Mark 
and Edith Baker.

Joan retired from General Motors fabrication 
plant in Lordstown in 1997 after 26 years. She 
also taught the pre-retirement program at GM 
for many years and she was the secretary for 
UAW local 1714 for 15 years. She tutored 
reading to the fifth and sixth graders for ten 
years at Western Reserve School.

Joan was an avid reader, loved to crochet, 
cross-stitch, and embroider, leaving many 
family treasures including afghans, pictures 
and tablecloths. She sang in the Ravenna 
Community Choir for over 20 years and enjoyed 
traveling and visiting casinos. In the summer 
she could be found watching birds from her 
sunroom.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 42 
years, Frank Tucker, on May 18, 2019; her 
parents; two brothers and two sisters. 
Survivors include her daughters Cathy Finch of 
Ravenna, Martha (Buster) Rogowsky, of Salem, 
Ruth Ward of Montana, Sharon (John) Schandel of 
Upper Peninsula of MI; a son Bruce (Teresa) 
Cooper of Salem; 14 grandchildren; 37 great 
grandchildren and two great great 
grandchildren. She also is survived by a 
brother, Roger Baker of Salem and a sister Jean 
Reynolds of Springfield, VA.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 
2020 at Lane Funeral Home, 65 N. Broad Street, 
Canfield Chapel from 2:00-4:00.p.m.

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to Harbor Light Hospice, 
4531 Belmont Ave. Unit 9, Youngstown, OH 44505.


Tuesday December 24, 2019

Martha L. Mansfield

October 19, 1948 - December 23, 2019

Obituary

Cortland: Martha L. Mansfield, age 71 of 
Cortland, passed away surrounded by her family 
on December 23, 2019. Martha was born in 
Bristolville on October 19, 1948 to Dwight & 
Lois B. (Gause) Lew.

On November 5, 1966 she was united in marriage 
to Curtis R. “Tom” Mansfield who preceded her 
in death on January 13, 2008.

Martha was employed by Edna’s Market in 
Bristolville as a cashier for 25 years, 
retiring in 2010. Martha enjoyed garage sales 
and auctions, fishing and a trip to the casino. 
Always an avid reader at times she had 4 books 
throughout the house.

She will be deeply missed by her children 
Tracey (Bob) Harvath, Thomas (Laura) Mansfield 
and Charles Mansfield; grandchildren Kimberly, 
Ashley, Coralee, Zoey and Nicholas and great-
grandchild Zayden, and her sisters Loretta 
Koski, Carol Hawkins, Nancy Lancaster, Cheryl 
Fedor, Sandra Gates, Dorothy Susco, Phyllis 
Hickman, Suzanne Martin; brothers Cleo, Myron, 
Roger, Lloyd and Dwight Lew. Martha was 
preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Lew.

Visitation for Martha will be held on Friday 
December 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
Cortland where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 12:00 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions 
be made to Hospice of Valley.


Tuesday December 24, 2019

Adam C. Johnson

May 7, 1939 - December 24, 2019

Obituary

MINERAL RIDGE-Adam C. Johnson, 80, passed away 
early Tuesday morning, December 24, 2019 at 
Humility House. 

Adam was born May 7, 1939 in Youngstown, a son 
of Adam E. and Emma C. (Evans) Johnson. 

Adam was employed with Packard Electric Co., 
beginning on the Production Line and retiring 
as a Forman in 1999, after 28 years. He had 
previously been employed with General American 
Corp., a company connected with the railroad 
industry. 

Adam was a 1957 graduate of Mineral Ridge High 
School and was in his Senior year at Y.S.U. 
before serving his country in the U.S. Army 
from 1963 until 1965. Adam was a member of 
Mineral Ridge Church of Christ and the VFW, 
Post No. 4129. He was also a member of PHI 
SIGMA KAPPA Fraternity. 

Adam loved all sports and was a Basketball 
referee for many years. He also enjoyed Stock 
Car Racing.

Adam is survived by his wife of 53 years, the 
former Judith A. Butler; his sister, Margaret 
Hegel of Masury, OH and many nieces and 
nephews. 

Besides his parents, Adam was preceded in death 
by his sister, Marilyn Love; his brother, James 
Hal Johnson; his nephew, David Johnson and his 
niece, Jill Hegel. 

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral Ridge Chapel 
and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the Service 
at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.


Tuesday December 24, 2019

Kylie Wendell

July 11, 1992 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 27)

Obituary

Youngstown – Kylie Wendell, age 27, of 
Youngstown, died from unforeseen circumstances 
following a heart transplant on Monday, 
December 23, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth 
Boardman Hospital.

She was born, July 11, 1992 in Youngstown a 
daughter of Jennifer Martin and Scott Edwards.

Kylie was a member of New Waterford Fraternal 
Order of Eagles and was attending the New 
Waterford United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed 
working as a medical assistant for Tri State 
OB/Gyn and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers 
fan.  Mostly, Kylie will be remembered as a 
fighter.  She was a very strong and outgoing 
woman who had a positive outlook on life.  She 
was loved by everyone and made friends 
everywhere she went.  Kylie will be deeply 
missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing 
her.

She is survived by her mother, Jennifer (Jenni 
Cupcake) Martin of Youngstown; father, Mike 
Martin of Florida; sister, Courtney (Alex) 
Martin-Cook of Salem; brother, Jarret Martin of 
Columbiana; Maternal grandparents, Stanley and 
Susan Wendell of Youngstown; paternal 
grandmother, Kathy Tucker of Salem and paternal 
grandfather, Ron Martin of Florida; niece, Emry 
Martin and nephew, Kole Cook.  Also surviving 
is her fiancé, Steve Davis of East Palestine, 
and his daughter, Madison Davis, as well as 
many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on 
Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Pat Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. 
until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral 
home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
the American Heart Society.

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


Tuesday December 24, 2019

Obituary for Barbara J. Antram

Barbara Jean (Carli) Antram joined her beloved 
husband Bob, for eternity on Monday, December 
23, 2019.

She was born on October 11, 1937 to Jennie 
(Burson) and Alfred “Beno” Carli and was a 
lifelong resident of Alliance.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, a 
grandmother, sister and aunt, whose greatest 
joy in life was her family and friends.

Barbara attended St. Joseph Grade School, 
graduated from Alliance High School, Class of 
1954, and National Beauty College in 1956. She 
was a beautician at Bobbies Beauty Salon on 
West Main St. from 1957-1961. She retired from 
the Alliance High School cafeteria after 25 
years of service in 1997.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church 
in Alliance. She was also a member of the 
former Ladies of the Dante and the Roma Society 
where she was recording secretary for 32 years.

Barbara and Bob were resident managers at 
Sebring Villa Apartments in Sebring from 1997- 
2002, where they met many new friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her 
daughters, Laurie and her husband Dan 
Brodzinski and their children Ben and Brooke; 
Carolyn Antram; Jenny and her husband John 
Sherban; sister, Nancy and her husband Ken 
Schwan; brother Rick and his wife Pam; her aunt 
Vicky Erchick; nephews, John Peters, Eric and 
Brian Reo, Rick and Matt Carli, and niece, 
Patty Peters.

She was preceded in death in 2004 by her 
cherished husband Bob of 45 years, whom she 
married on May 16, 1959; her parents; infant 
brother, Jerry Carli; sister and brother-in-
law, Jenilyn and Dave Reo; and in-laws, Don and 
Lucinda Peters.

Barbara loved her family and instilled strong 
values that have served them well. She will be 
dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Barb’s family wishes to thank Aultman Alliance 
Hospice for the care she received for the past 
five months.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, 
December 29, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 
Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. 
Joseph Catholic Church, with Very Rev. Canon 
Matthew J. Mankowski, as celebrant. 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 or to the Stark County 
Humane Society, www.starkhumane.org, 5100 Peach 
St. NE, Louisville, OH 44641.

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


Monday December 23, 2019

Janet Kekel
February 13, 1940 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 79)

   

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SALEM – Janet Kekel passed to be with her 
Living Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, 
December 21, 2019. She was born February 13, 
1940 in Salem, daughter of Raymond and Bertha 
(Drotleff) Denny.

Janet was a 1958 graduate of Goshen High 
School. She had worked at the Friends Book 
Store and Lion and Lamb Book Store. Janet was a 
member of the Community Bible Church in Beloit. 
She loved her Lord, her family, quilting and 
gardening.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, 
Robert Kekel whom she married August 16, 1958; 
four sons, Allen (Brenda) Kekel, Gregory 
(Diana) Kekel, Tomas (Kimberly) Kekel and 
Philip (Heidi) Kekel; ten grandchildren and 
five great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Monday, December 30, 2019 at Community Bible 
Church in Beloit. Calling hours will be held 
from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2019 
at Stark Memorial and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Monday at the church. Burial will be held at 
Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community 
Bible Church, 18146 US Rt. 62, Beloit, OH 
44609.

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

Monday December 23, 2019

Terry L Dorsey

September 8, 1958 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 61)

Obituary


Alliance:
Terry L Dorsey, age 61 passed away peacefully 
into the arms of the Lord after a lengthy 
illness, on December 21, 2019 at Community Care 
Center in Alliance.

He was born September, 8, 1958 to Arthur and 
Mary (Davis) Dorsey.
Terry is survived by his mother Mary England 
and step-father Harold England. Two daughters: 
Elyse and Sarah. Two sons: Alex and Scott. One 
sister: Barbara (Dorsey) Bence. One brother: 
Michael England, and several grand-children and 
great grandchildren.

Terry was a 1975 graduate of West Branch High 
School. He enjoyed trains and playing games. He 
proudly served our country in the United States 
Navy. He worked formally as an electrician. His 
brother Michael and Terry had a special bond.

He was preceded in death by his father:  Arthur 
Dorsey, his grand-parents: Ray and Marian Davis 
and Ardena and Emerson Dorsey and several aunts 
and uncles.

Per his request cremation has taken place and a 
celebration of life will take place Friday, 
December 27th at 11am at New Alexander 
Christian Church at 195 E. Rochester Rd. East 
Rochester, Ohio with Pastor Dave Napier 
officiating.

Friends and family may sign the online 
guestbook at www.DeansFuneralHome.com. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.


Monday December 23, 2019

William "Bill" Edward McClaren

August 23, 1932 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

SALEM – William “Bill” Edward McClaren, age 87, 
died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born 
August 23, 1932 in Salem, son of the late James 
N. and Dorothy (Cobbs) McClaren.

Bill served in the U.S. Army 32nd infantry, 
rainbow division tank corp. during the Korean 
War.

Bill had worked for 40 years in Quality Control 
at Salem Hunt Valve. He was a member of Tri-
County Church of God. Bill was a 1951 graduate 
of Goshen High School and a graduate of Salem 
Trade School in machine trades. He attended 
Youngstown State, Kent State University and 
Penn Ohio University. Bill received his real 
estate license and sold real estate for Manchi 
Realty in Austintown and Wesco Realty in 
Alliance. He received his amateur radio license 
with call sign KB8MNE. Bill was a member of the 
Salem and Lisbon Amateur Radio Associations, 
American Radio Relay League, Volunteer 
Organization Assisting in Disaster. He helped 
with communication at Emergency Management 
Assoc., worked with Red Cross and was a 
volunteer fireman for Damascus Fire Department. 
Bill traveled 49 of the 50 states.

Survivors include his wife, Lela M. (Graber) 
McClaren whom he married September 12, 1953; a 
son, Bob E. (Trena) McClaren of Roanoke, VA; 
two daughters, Carol L. (Jim) Childers of 
Austintown and Pam A. (Aaron) Jarvis of Salem; 
a brother, James D. McClaren of Sebring; nine 
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, his stepmother, Hazel 
Warner McClaren and sister-in-law, Cecilia 
McClaren also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Friday, December 27, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Francis Burkhart officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be held 
at Grandview Cemetery.

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


Monday December 23, 2019

Sandra L Streng

March 28, 1938 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 81)

Obituary

Columbiana – Sandra L. Streng, 81, of 
Columbiana died on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 
Hospice House, Poland.

Mrs. Streng was born on March 28, 1938, in 
Salem, a daughter of the late Alton and Slyvia 
Blosser Brinker and lived her life in 
Columbiana.

Sandra was Presbyterian by faith and was a 
homemaker and farmer. She was a 1956 graduate 
of Fairfield schools and was active in the 4H 
community acting as an advisor for many years.

She is survived by her husband Ronald E. 
Streng, whom she married on November 15, 1958; 
a son, Dennis (Ruth) Streng of New Waterford; a 
granddaughter, Christine (Kyle) Crook of New 
Waterford; two great grandchildren, RaeLynn and 
Evorah Crook; as well as, two brothers, LaVern 
(Judy) Brinker of Florida and Clifford Brinker 
of Columbiana.

Per her wishes no services will be held.

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

Donations may be made to Hospice House 9803 
Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514.


Monday December 23, 2019

Bonnie K Smith

May 15, 1946 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 73)

Obituary

Bonnie K. Smith, 73, of Salem passed away on 
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. Bonnie was born on May 15, 1946 
in Salem, Ohio to the late Florian and Freda 
(Owens) Wyss. 

Bonnie was a graduate of West Branch High 
School and worked as a secretary for United 
Die. She was a member of Bethel United Church 
of Christ and loved spending time with her 
family especially her grandchildren.

Bonnie is survived by a daughter Amanda (Jason) 
Starcher of Salem; sisters Darlene McLaughlin 
of Sebring and Gloria Kurena of Sebring and 
grandchildren Luke PFC, Katie, Elizabeth, 
Gracie, and Jack Flickinger. Besides her 
parents Bonnie was preceded in death by a 
sister Janice Lane and two brothers David and 
Roger Wyss.

A celebration of life will take place on 
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastors 
Ralph and Ellen Barney officiating. Friends 
will be received the hour prior to the service 
from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. You may sign the guest 
register and view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-
2526.


Monday December 23, 2019

Elsie Jane (Bertram) Rosenberger

March 10, 1938 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 81)

Obituary

  Elsie Jane (Bertram) Rosenberger, age 81, of 
Alliance, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 
2019 at Summa Health Care in Akron.

  She was born March 10, 1938 in Alliance to 
James and Eva (Baker) Bertram.

  Elsie was a 1956 graduate of Alliance High 
School. She taught Pre-school at First United 
Presbyterian Church for 20 years and served as 
an Elder, Deacon and Trustee.

  Survivors include her husband, Rollin 
Rosenberger whom she married in 1959; children, 
Shari Ann Johnson and Melissa Kay (Len) Loftis; 
grandchildren, Ted Johnson III, Dane Johnson, 
Madison Loftis, Brooke Loftis (Josh Bobbs) and 
Allison Loftis, and  great-grandson, Lucas 
Bobbs.  

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, 
December 28, 2019, at First United Presbyterian 
Church with Rev. James McCurdy. Friends may 
call from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service.

  In addition to her parents, Elsie was 
preceded in death by her brother, James 
Bertram.

  In leau of flowers, memorial contributions 
can be made to Camp LiMRod, First Presbyterian 
Church 265 W. Beech St. Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Monday December 23, 2019

Russell C. McNeal

December 13, 1953 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 66)

Obituary

  Russell “Russ” C. McNeal, age 66, of 
Alliance, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 
2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown.

  He was born December 13, 1953, in Alliance to 
the late Orlie and Juanita (Beamish) McNeal.

 Russ worked at the Alliance Country Club for 
over 20 years.  He was a handyman who could fix 
anything and was always willing to help his 
neighbors.  He loved his family especially his 
grandchildren. 

  Survivors include his wife, Grace McNeal 
(Albright) whom he married on May 24, 1985; 
step-children, Tom (Linda) Dugan, Jim 
(Liudmyla) Dugan, Vicky (David) Little, Tracy 
Carahan; 11 grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; siblings, Butch (Nancy) McNeal, 
Clara Ward, Mary Shutler, and several nieces 
and nephews.

 In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded 
in death by his sisters, Florence Hively and 
Mildred Buckelmyer; and a dear friend, Bernie 
Bostwic.

  Services will be held at Noon, Thursday, 
December 26, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10 AM - 
Noon, prior to the service. Interment with be 
at Highland Memorial Park.

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


Saturday December 21, 2019

Donald Ray Hiet

August 25, 1943 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 76)

Obituary

New Springfield – Donald Ray Hiet, 76, of New 
Springfield, died, Friday, December 20, 2019 at 
Masternick Memorial Health Care Center, New 
Middletown.

He was born, August 25, 1943 in Salem, a son of 
the late Harold and Elva Rance Hiet.

Donald worked as a carpenter with the Local 171 
Union and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, New Springfield. He was a member of the 
New Springfield Ruritan and enjoyed 
woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne 
Sullivan, whom he married in 1963; a daughter, 
Kimberly (Joseph) Landsberger of New 
Springfield; a son, Mark (Amy) Hiet of 
Martinsburg, WV; a sister, Linda (Richard) 
Savanna, GA; a granddaughter, Chloe Hiet and 
three grandsons, Wyatt and Morgan Landsberger 
and Cody Hiet.

Per the families wishes no services will be 
observed.

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


Friday December 20, 2019

Diane P. Dugan

December 29, 1927 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

  Diane P. (Wright) Dugan, age 91, of 
Louisville, passed away Friday, December 20, 
2019 at St. Joseph Care Center.

  She was born December 29, 1927, in Jamaica, 
New York to Charles and Diana (Rondoni) Wright.

  Diane was a 1946 graduate of Weehawken High 
School.

  She loved dancing to swing music, reading and 
listening to Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and 
Glenn Miller.

  Survivors include her sons, Dennis (Joan) 
Benson of New Jersey and Stephen (Kyla) Benson 
of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and several 
great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Diane was 
preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara 
Benson and a granddaughter, Rebecca Benson.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, 
December 23, 2019, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Canon Matthew 
Mankowski officiating. Friends may call from 
10-11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

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


Friday December 20, 2019

Timothy Duane Scott

April 13, 1963 - December 19, 2019

Obituary

Timothy D. Scott, 56 of Cortland, passed away 
unexpectedly on December 19, 2019. Tim was born 
in Warren on April 13, 1963 to Willard J. & 
Loretta Jean (Simon) Scott. 

He was a lifelong resident of the area 
graduating from Mathews High School.

On July 10, 1983, Tim was united in marriage to 
the former Christina Morrison who survives.

Always a hard worker, he currently worked for 
Pipelines, Inc. Tim enjoyed working with his 
hands. He was always tinkering and fixing 
things, a true handy man. He enjoyed splitting 
wood, playing the guitar and when he did sit 
still it was to take in a Cleveland Browns game 
or relaxing in the kitchen, socializing while 
drinking his “cup of mud”.

Tim was a quiet, observant man, loyal and 
loving husband and father. He was described as 
an M&M, hard on the outside, but soft and sweet 
on the inside.

Besides his wife of 36 years, Tim is survived 
by his children Daniel (Crystal) Scott, Nicole 
(Nathaniel) Shafer and Kyle Scott; his mother 
Loretta Scott; his grandchildren: Kylie, 
Raegan, Kara, Carrie Ann, Kaelyn and Kaden, and 
his siblings: Buddy Scott, Debbie Scott and 
Jeannie (John) Ahmed as well as many other 
relatives. Tim was preceded in death by his 
father.

Visitation for Tim will be held on Monday 
December 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
at Calvary Bible Church: 4747 Warren Road, 
Cortland, where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 12:00 p.m.


Friday December 20, 2019

Sandy Leonard Moffett

March 8, 1949 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary

Columbiana - Sandy Leonard Moffett, 70, of 
Columbiana, passed away, Friday morning, 
December 20, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical 
Center. Sandy had been battling several heath 
issues, however her passing was unexpected.

She was born March 8, 1949 in Salem, daughter 
of Robert Leonard and Sue Sansenbaugher Leonard 
Moore.

Sandy had worked in customer service for 
several companies over the years and was a 
member of Grace Church, Columbiana.

She is survived by her husband, Richard “Jack” 
Moffett, whom she married, June 14, 1969; her 
mother, Sue Sansenbaugher Leonard Moore of 
Florida; a daughter, Kelly Reinhart of Burbank; 
a son, Jeff Moffett of Columbiana; two 
brothers, James Leonard of Florida and Robert 
Leonard of Pennsylvania  and six grandchildren.

Sandy was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori 
Renee Moffett and her father, Robert Leonard.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home

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


Friday December 20, 2019

Carl J. Mani

November 20, 1945 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 74)

Obituary

  Carl J. Mani, age 74, of Louisville, formerly 
of Alliance, passed away at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, 
December 18, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center.

  He was born November 20, 1945, in Alliance, 
Ohio to the late Clarence J. and Muriel E. 
(McPherson) Mani.

  A 1963 graduate of Marlington High School, 
Carl was employed as a communications 
technician with AEP until his retirement.

  He was a member of the Louisville Sportsman 
Club and an active Ham Radio operator and 
member of the ARRL. He also enjoyed drag racing 
and was a member of the International Hot Rod 
Association.

  Survivors include his wife, Yanyan Mani of 
Louisville, whom he married in 1997; daughter, 
Jennifer Mani of Waynesburg; and sisters, 
Marleen (Casey) Grant and Susan Mani, both of 
Alliance.

 In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded 
in death by his brother, Dale Clarence Mani; 
and a niece, Shannon.

  Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, 
December 28, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m., 
prior to the service.

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

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


Thursday December 19, 2019

Lawrence Martin

September 28, 1954 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 65)

Obituary

Canton:

Lawrence Martin, age 65, passed away December 
18, 2019. He was born September 28, 1954 to 
Lawrence and Mary (Thomas) Martin. Per his 
request no public services will be held.

 

To send flowers to Lawrence's family, please 
visit our floral section.


Thursday December 19, 2019

Laura M. Lindesmith

April 23, 1928 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

SALEM – Laura M. Lindesmith, age 91, passed 
away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 
at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born April 23, 1928 in Berlin Center, 
daughter of the late Jesse and Alice (Hartzel) 
Dudley.

Laura was a graduate of Berlin Center High 
School and attended Youngtown College. She 
worked at Sears and Roebuck Co. as an audit 
manager. Laura worked for Davidson Sales and 
Service in Salem and had also worked for over 
ten years at the Salem Golf Club. She was a 
member of Salem First United Methodist Church. 
Laura enjoyed baking and creating new recipes, 
enjoyed spending time with family and friends, 
and enjoyed entering contests. She entered the 
1965 Kentucky Club Derby Day Contest and was so 
proud to win a set of four full-color prints of 
famous thoroughbreds. Entries were received 
from all parts of the U.S. and Canada. Laura 
was a hard worker and certainly had a love for 
animals and adopted many.

Her husband, Charles D. Lindesmith whom she 
married March 7, 1954 preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy (Denny) 
Heaver of Columbiana; a granddaughter, Ashley 
(Brad) Sell; a grandson, Jeff Ketchum Jr.; two 
great grandchildren of Columbiana; a sister, 
Nina Lietzow of Niles; a brother, John (Nancy) 
Dudley of Berlin Center and many nieces and 
nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, a brother, 
Jesse Jr.; a baby sister; a son, Charles Jr. 
and her stepdaughter, Gloria J. Haught also 
preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held in the 
mausoleum at 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 23, 
2019 with Pastor Doug George officiating at 
Berlin Center West Cemetery, 16167 Akron-
Canfield Rd., Berlin Center, OH 44401.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
her memory to Columbiana County Dog Pound, 8455 
County Home Rd., Lisbon, OH 44432 or Alchemy 
Acres, 1859 Depot Rd., Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

To send flowers to Laura's family, please visit 
our floral section.


Wednesday December 18, 2019

James "Bo" L. Herron

September 24, 1956 ~ December 17, 2019 (age 63)

Obituary

SALEM – James L. “Bo” Herron, age 63, died 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Salem North 
Healthcare after a long illness. He was born 
September 24, 1956 in Salem, son of the late 
Bruce R. and Marilyn (Miller) Herron.

Bo was a 1974 graduate of Salem High School. He 
was a cement contractor after graduating and 
later expanded his business into real estate 
development and constructing homes in the Salem 
area for Herron Real Estate. Bo was a 
songwriter and musician and his band, ‘Bo and 
the Arrows’ had one of his songs, “Suzy Why” 
receive radio airplay in the 1980s. As Bo liked 
to joke, “The record was a huge hit! It sold 
five copies. I bought one, my brother and 
sister and my mom and dad bought the others.” 
Bo loved sports and he was an avid Dallas 
Cowboys and Cleveland Indians fan. Bo was 
always there to help someone in need. His 
positive outlook on life and his humor were 
contagious.

Survivors include his brother, Rick Herron of 
Salem; sister, Beverly (Bill) Davies of San 
Ramon, CA; his nephews, Jason Herron and 
Matthew Herron, and nieces, Sara Davies Seely, 
Marie Davies and Kimberly Davies,

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation 
Army, P.O. Box 703, Salem, OH 44460.

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

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


Wednesday December 18, 2019

Carole R. Cope

July 4, 1941 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

SALEM – Carole R. Cope, age 78, died at 6:36 
a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at her home. 
She was born September 4, 1941 in Sharon, 
Pennsylvania, daughter of Dr. Paul and Mrs. 
Hilda (Mild) Rankin.

Mrs. Cope was a piano teacher and homemaker. 
Carole was a graduate of Sharon High School and 
Youngstown University. She taught vocal music 
at Sharpsville, PA. She was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Salem.

Mrs. Cope is survived by her husband, Alan W. 
Cope whom she married August 17, 1963; a 
daughter, Elizabeth A. (Jeff) Barton of Salem; 
a son, Robert (Stephanie) Alan Cope of 
Alliance; four grandchildren, Samantha (Ben) 
Muniz, Alex (Hugh) Davenport, Jeffrey Barton 
and Jared Barton.

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

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

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


Wednesday December 18, 2019

Alfred Leland Pepper

November 19, 1920 - December 16, 2019

Obituary

Alfred “Al” Leland Pepper, 99, of Canfield, 
passed on Monday December 16, 2019 at his 
residence with his daughter by his side.

Born November 19, 1920 in Coudersport, 
Pennsylvania, Al was the eldest son of Emory 
and Lillian (Blow) Pepper.

After graduating from Coudersport High School, 
Al managed a local meat department in 
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania where he also became 
a skilled butcher and meat cutter.

 Johnsonburg is also where he met and married 
his wife, Roseline Rucinski on June 29, 1942.

During World War II, Al served his country as a 
first lieutenant in the United States Army Air 
Corp in the South Pacific as a pilot for the 
64th Troop Carrier Squadron.

Following World War II, Al returned to his 
prewar occupation. In 1958 he moved his family 
to Girard, Ohio and eventually became the meat 
manager for Cochran Sparkle Market in 
Youngstown until he retired from his full-time 
position in 1985. He continued to work per diem 
for various Sparkle Markets in the Youngstown 
area past his 80th birthday.

Al was a member of the American Legion. He also 
held the positions of President and President-
Elect for the 64th Troop Carrier Squadron 
organization and co-chaired the 2010 64th Troop 
Carrier Squadron Reunion held in Akron, Ohio. 

He enjoyed golfing, gardening, and working 
sudokus and crossword puzzles. He also was very 
interested in genealogy and found family 
members dating back to the 1600’s. There was 
nothing that Al loved more than his family; he 
was the epitome of a family man with 
unconditional love for his family and friends.

Besides his parents, Al was preceded in death 
by his brothers, Milfred Pepper, Emory Pepper, 
Robert Pepper, and Monte Pepper; and his sister 
Carol Owens.

Al is survived by his children Marsha Gail 
Kuite and Rodney William Pepper; his 
grandchildren Mark Joseph Kuite II, Amy 
(Bowdler) Kuite, and Michelle Renee Pepper; his 
great-grandchild Jared Alfred Kuite; as well as 
his sisters Donna Mahon and Jean Cosby.

A funeral service will be held on Friday 
December 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael 
Catholic Church in Canfield, with calling hours 
at Lane Funeral Homes Canfield Chapel from 
9:30-10:30 AM.


Wednesday December 18, 2019

William R Grammer

June 20, 1927 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 92)


Obituary

William “Bill” Rainier Grammer, 92, of 
Alliance, Ohio, passed away in Aultman/Alliance 
Community Care Center on Wednesday, December 
18, 2019. William was born June 20, 1927, in 
Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late William 
Blanchard Grammer and Thalia Rainier (Grammer) 
Bingham.

He married Allice (Leimbach) Grammer on August 
22, 1951 who preceded him in death in 2006. He 
is survived by two children, William P. 
(Debbie) Grammer, and Cathryn (George) 
(Grammer) Margolin. He was also blessed with 
three grandchildren William (Meagan), Benjamin 
and Jennifer Grammer. He was preceded in death 
by his two sisters, Constance Snider, and 
Thalia Roebuck, and his parents.

Mr. Grammer owned and enjoyed working on a 
Dairy Farm for 46 years. A graduate of Ohio 
University, he was a member of the Theta Chi 
fraternity and the Masonic Temple. He had 
previously been in the Army as a Sergeant. He 
was a member of Middle Sandy Presbyterian 
Church.

A graveside service will take place on 
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at 
Hartzell Cemetery with Pastor Marc Shefelton 
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made 
to a charity of the donor’s choice. Friends and 
family may send condolences and sign the guest 
register online at www.grfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.


Wednesday December 18, 2019

Elwood U Schmucker

July 11, 1928 ~ December 17, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Elwood U. Schmucker, age 91, of Louisville, OH 
passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. He was 
born July 11, 1928 in Louisville, OH to the 
late Daniel and Ella (Schloneger) Schmucker. He 
was a graduate of Louisville High School. 
Elwood was the retired owner of Schmucker 
Brothers Farm. He was a member of the Israel’s 
Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Stark 
County Farm Bureau. His hobby was to work, 
work, work!

Elwood was preceded in death by his wife, Donna 
Jean (Speakman) in 2004 and two brothers, 
Herbert and Dwight Schmucker. He is survived by 
three sons; Kevin (Debbie), Larry and Bruce 
Schmucker, his sister, Letha Shisler, sister-
in-law, Freda Speakman, five grandchildren; 
Danny (Laura) Schmucker, Kellie (Mike) Skolosh, 
Wendy, Corey and Kristy Schmucker, two great-
grandchildren; Hunter Skolosh, Amelia Schmucker 
and a 3rd on the way in March. He is also 
survived by several nieces and nephews. The 
family would like to thank Israel’s Lutheran 
Church, Beech Mennonite Church and Oakhill 
Manor for their Loving care of Elwood and a 
special thank you to Jama Conrad, Sheila 
Campbell, Freda Speakman, Cherie Egert and 
Cindy Wasik.

Funeral services will be 11am Friday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Vicar 
Aaron Speakman officiating. Calling hours will 
be 6-8pm Thursday evening and 10-11am Friday 
morning at the funeral home. Elwood will be 
laid to rest, beside his wife, in the Beech 
Mennonite Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may 
be made to Israel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 
or Beech Mennonite Church.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Wednesday December 18, 2019

Terry "T. Brown" Brown

October 19, 1955 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 64)

Obituary

SALEM - Terry “T. Brown” Brown, age 64, died 
Monday, December 16, 2019 at University 
Hospital in Cleveland. Terry was born October 
19, 1955 in Steubenville, son of the late 
Rolland and Marie (Robertson) Brown.

Terry was a self-employed handyman.  He was an 
avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan and Ohio 
State fan.

He is survived by two sisters, April (Jerry) 
Sheely and Janice (Russ) Lanternman, both of 
Salem; and two brothers, Bill Robertson and Tim 
(Cheryl) Robertson, both of Toronto.

Besides his parents, Terry was preceded in 
death by five siblings.

There will be no services or calling hours.  
Arrangements are being handled by Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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


Tuesday December 17, 2019

Patricia "Pat" L. Ivany

February 8, 1938 - December 14, 2019

Obituary

Boardman- There will be a Funeral Service on 
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Lane 
Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel for Patricia 
“Pat” L. Ivany, 81, who passed away Saturday at 
Brookdale Senior Living.
She was born February 8, 1938 in Suffern, New 
York, a daughter of Harry and Herma (Bogart) 
Smith.

Pat was a graduate of Ramsey High School in 
Ramsey, New Jersey. Prior to retirement in 
2009, she was an Admission’s Director at Ron 
Joy Nursing Home.

Pat loved animals and spending time with her 
family, especially her boys.
Pat is survived by her sons, William J., Jr. 
(Kandi), Michael S. (Marianne), Thomas R. 
(Stefanie) and Jeffrey D. (Wendy); her brother 
Harry Smith Jr.; her grandchildren, Thomas 
(Haley) Ivany, Kristen (Brennan) Diana, 
Stephanie (Nathan) Grubbs, Ashton and Max 
Ivany; her step-grandchildren Arica (Justin) 
Debaggis, Kayla (Kelly) Lamagna and Nicole 
Lamagna; her great granddaughters Kallie and 
Kaia and step great grandchildren Lincoln and 
Amelia.

Besides her parents, Pat is preceded in death 
by her husband William J. Ivany, whom she 
married in 1956 and died February 21, 2013; her 
infant daughter Mary and her grandsons Brian 
and Ryan Ivany.

Friends may call from 9:00-11:30 on Saturday 
prior to the Service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s 
name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 Starr 
Centre Dr. Suite 4, Canfield, Ohio 44406.


Tuesday December 17, 2019

Carl Eugene "Buck" Hunt

February 25, 1932 - December 17, 2019

Obituary

Carl Eugene "Buck" Hunt, 87 of Leavittsburg, 
went home to be with his Lord and Savior at his 
home on Tuesday morning, December 17, 2019 with 
his family by his side. Carl was born February 
25, 1932 in Philippi, West Virginia the son of 
the late Hubert and Flora Lantz Hunt.

He married the love of his life, Nola S. 
Freeman Hunt on November 19, 1955, following 
his military service.

Carl served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft 
carrier, USS Tarawa, during the Korean War, 
serving overseas in the Pacific and received 
the China Service medal and the Korean Service 
medal. He worked for 24 years at Servomation; 
then worked for the YMCA for 10 years and 
Trumbull Dry Kiln for 5 years.

Carl was a member of the Beacon of Hope Baptist 
Church in Warren. He enjoyed spending time with 
his family and friends, loved joking with 
people and was a very loving person. He enjoyed 
hunting, fishing and working on cars.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nola S. 
Hunt; two daughters, Carletta (Chris) Bervish 
and Flora Cathy Hunt; one son, Ernest (Sherri) 
Hunt; 8 grandchildren and 22 great 
grandchildren; one brother, David Hunt and many 
nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides by his parents, one son, Eugene Ray 
Hunt; one brother, Lee Earl Hunt and six 
sisters, Mary England, Dorothy, Marlene McGee, 
Betty Weaver, Glenna Ruch and Rose Hunt all 
have preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, 
where the family will receive friends from 6 to 
8 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor Garry Hennessey 
will officiate. Burial will be at Crown Hill 
Burial Park in Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor 
Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave., Unit 9, 
Youngstown, OH 44505. Online condolences may be 
made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Monday December 16, 2019

Donna Kay (Wright) King

October 17, 1947 ~ December 14, 2019 (age 72)

Obituary

  Donna Kay (Wright) King, age 72, of 
Louisville, formerly of Alliance, passed away 
at 7:35 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 
her home.

  She was born October 17, 1947, in Ravenna, 
Ohio to Densel Keith Wright Jr. and Mary Jane 
(Neel) Wright Bingle.

  A 1965 graduate of Alliance High School, 
Donna was employed by Huntington Bank in the 
Insurance Department until her retirement in 
December of 2014.

  She was a member of Alliance Friends Church. 
She enjoyed spending time with her family and 
grandchildren and having time with her dogs, 
Zoey and Hollie. She also enjoyed shopping, 
crossword puzzles, working around the house, 
planting and enjoying her flowers, and making 
lists and enjoying her coffee with graham 
crackers every morning. But above all, Donna 
loved Jesus.

  Survivors include her husband, Timothy W. 
King whom she married August 30, 2014; son, 
David N. (Tonya) Penturf of Alliance; two 
daughters, Danielle Penturf (Michael) Lamphier 
of Winston Salem, NC and Kelly M. (Matt) Takacs 
of Greensboro, NC; six grandsons, Nicholas, 
Jack, Connor, Griffin, Adam and Ryan; stepson, 
Anthony W. King of Canton; stepdaughter, Wendy 
K. (Thomas) Caserta of Alliance and step 
grandson, Corey; three step granddaughters, 
Makenzi, Celeste and Nina; and many beloved 
cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and 
her first husband, Ronald N.  Penturf.

  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 
6:30 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Steve 
Rhodes officiating. Friends may call one hour 
prior to the service.

  Memorial contributions may be made to 
Alliance Friends Church, 1307 W. State St., 
Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Monday December 16, 2019

Keith F. Stocker

October 25, 1923 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 96)

Obituary

Keith F. Stocker, age 96, of Alliance, passed 
away at 2:58 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 
Brookdale Senior Living.

  He was born October 25, 1923, in Lamar, 
Colorado to Cornelius and Stella I. (Forister) 
Stocker.

  Keith was a 1942 graduate of Jacksonville 
High School in Illinois. He attended Illinois 
College, where he was a member of Phi Alpha 
Literary Society, before graduating in 1950 
from the University of Pittsburgh.

  A U.S. Army WWII Veteran, Keith served with 
the Air Force in Air Transport Command in the 
Middle East Theatre.

  Keith worked at Babcock and Wilcox Tubular 
Products Division in Alliance, until his 
retirement.

  Keith was a member of Union Avenue United 
Methodist Church, Alliance Country Club, 
Alliance Rotary, where he received the Paul 
Harris Fellow.

  While in Illinois, he was a past member of 
Mason Harmony No. 3, Zingabad Grotta. Keith was 
also a member of Forever Mount Society.

  Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann 
(Ballantyne) Stocker, whom he married in 1970; 
sister, Alma Jean Sweitzer; sister-in-law, 
Sandy (Dan) Davia; nieces, Sally (Ken) 
Schaeffer, Stacey Sweitzer, Elizabeth (Paul) 
D’Eramo and Amy (Bill) Rose; and several great-
nieces and great-nephews.

  Keith was preceded in death by his parents, 
and his brother-in-law, Richard E. Sweitzer.

  Services will be held at 11 .m. Thursday, 
December 19, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Coralee Cox 
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 
the service.

  Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
can be made to Alliance Rotary Club, c/o 239 E. 
Market St., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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


Monday December 16, 2019

Gladys L. Johnson

February 20, 1929 - December 13, 2019

Obituary

BOARDMAN-Gladys L. Johnson was born in Apollo, 
PA 90 years ago on February 20, 1929. She was 
born to parents of Samuel and Mildred Bradley. 

On Friday December 13, 2019 is when she left us 
and went to our Lord. She was under Hospice 
care for 6 months. 

She worked at the Sohio Gas Station at 
Fairground Blvd. and Boardman-Canfield Rd. for 
many years, driving a wrecker. She was known as 
“Mrs. Bill on the Hill”. When her husband 
William Johnson retired, Gladys went to work at 
Brentwood Originals sewing pillows until she 
retired in 1998. Then she worked part time as a 
care taker for 5 years. 

She leaves behind a daughter, Donna (Delbert) 
Fry of Boardman; a son, Rodney Johnson of 
Canfield; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-
grandchildren. 

She went to meet her husband William Johnson; 
her son, Richard Johnson; sisters, Edna 
Bradley, Dorothy Leo, Eva Tatasio and her 
little sister Phylis Bradley. Gladys will be 
missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Private Services were held. Arrangements are by 
the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.


Monday December 16, 2019

Cecilia A. McClaren

May 13, 2019 ~ December 11, 2019

Obituary

This is in loving memory of Cecilia A. 
McClaren, 86, who passed away peacefully at 
Crandall Medical Center in Sebring, Wednesday 
early morning December 11, 2019. She was born 
May 13, 1933 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late 
Emerson and Ann (Brown) Halverstadt.

Cecilia was a loving wife, mother, and a 
homemaker.  She also was a registered nurse and 
worked in various nursing homes.  Cecilia was a 
dedicated member of the Winona Methodist 
Church.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, James 
D. McClaren whom she married on April 23, 
1955.  Cecilia has two sons, Dr. James (Gail) 
McClaren, Pastor; and Thomas (Jennifer) 
McClaren; a daughter Ann (Doug) George; 12 
grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  
Cecilia was preceded in death by her brother, 
Roderick Halverstadt. 

A memorial service honoring Cecilia will be 
held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 in 
the Chapel at Copeland Oaks in Sebring with Dr. 
James E. McClaren, Pastor, officiating.

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

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

 

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


Monday December 16, 2019

Wanda Lee Marroulis

January 22, 1935 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

SALEM – Wanda Lee Marroulis, age 84 died at 
6:14 a.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center.  She was born 
January 22, 1935 in Flemington, West Virginia 
the daughter of the late Jasper and Genevieve 
(Fowler) Faulkiner.  Wanda worked for the 
Dunkin Donuts for 20 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy (Mark) 
Leider of Salem; three stepsons, Ted (Carolyn) 
Marroulis and Bob (Rita) Marroulis both of 
Salem and Bill Marroulis of Steubenville; two 
granddaughters and step grandchildren.

Three brothers and a sister also preceded her 
in death.

Memorial calling hours will be held Wednesday, 
December 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home.  No services will be 
held.  Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery at 
a later date.

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


Monday December 16, 2019

Karla C. Welch

December 2, 1956 ~ December 14, 2019 (age 63)

Obituary

Leetonia- Karla C. Welch, age 63, of Leetonia, 
died on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Mercy 
Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born on December 2, 1956 in Salem, a 
daughter of Evelyn Kyser Welch and the late 
Carl “Corkey” Welch.

Karla was a lifetime area resident and had 
worked as a florist at Giant Eagle in Boardman 
for 15 years.

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Welch, 
and two brothers, Randy, and Marlin Welch all 
of Leetonia.

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

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 
Leetonia.

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


Sunday December 15, 2019

Pauline M. Koch
February 7, 1926 - December 14, 2019

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Columbiana – Pauline M. Koch, 93, formerly of 
Brookfield, passed away December 14, 2019 at 
Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana from 
complications of dementia.
Pauline was born on February 7, 1926 in Sharon, 
Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Matteo and 
Maria Sangregorio.
She married Joseph L. Koch on May 29. 1948. 
They spent their retirement years living in The 
Villages, Florida.
A homemaker, she dedicated her life to caring 
for her family and their home. She took up golf 
so she could spend more time on the golf course 
with her husband. Pauline also loved gardening, 
traveling, line dancing and bocce. She 
faithfully attended The Church of God in 
Leesburg, FL and First Assembly of God in 
Hermitage, PA.
She will be deeply missed by her loving 
children, Mark (Cookie) Koch of Brookfield, 
Joseph Koch of Masury, Donna Jean (John) Gerner 
of Columbiana and Valerie (Marty) Imblum of 
Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Mark (Mary Jo) 
Koch, Tammy Koch and Mitchell Imblum; great-
grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor and Sasha; 
sister, Mary Lou Krantz; sister-in-law JoAnn 
Sangregorio; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her beloved husband Joseph; infant sister 
Carmella; brothers, Dominic, Joseph, Albert and 
infant Joseph Sangregorio.
Family and friends may visit Tuesday from noon 
-2PM at Lane Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel 
at 6923 Warren-Sharon Road in Brookfield. 
Funeral service will be at 2PM with Pastor Gary 
Mariano officiating.
Burial will take place at Brookfield Township 
Cemetery.
Pauline’s family would like to sincerely thank 
the nurses, caregivers and staff at Parkside 
Health Care Center and Hospice of the Valley.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Sunday December 15, 2019

Pearl Elizabeth Durst

June 3, 1960 - December 11, 2019

Obituary

ORWELL- Pearl E. Durst, age 59, passed away 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Geauga 
Hospital.

Pearl was born June 3, 1960 in Warren, Ohio. 
She was a 1978 graduate of Bristolville High 
School.

Pearl was a domestic Goddess and devoted 
mother! She was an amazing wife, mother, and 
grandmother; she was the glue that held 
everything together. She was a proud Scout Mom 
and enjoyed Baking. She will be forever missed.

She leaves her husband, Ronald Durst whom she 
married June 21, 1980; Her mother, Helen 
Johnson; her beloved children, Ronald (Ashley) 
Durst, Tiffany (Jerry) Durst-Droeder, Michael 
(Jenalee) Durst, and Damion Durst; six 
grandchildren who she adored Hailie, Kaden, AJ, 
Elizabeth, James, and Jeremy; and her siblings, 
David Johnson, Helen Johnson, Becky Wagner, 
Charlene Henico, and Daniel Johnson.

Pearl is preceded in death by her father Burhl 
Johnson, and her sister Opal Johnson.

Services for friends are 10am-12pm Wednesday, 
December 18th at the Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. in 
Cortland.

 Where the funeral service will begin at Noon 
with Pastor Dale Briggs, officiant. Entombment 
will follow at Meadow Brook Memorial Park in 
Champion.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
condolences and memories with Pearl's family.


Sunday December 15, 2019

Virginia "Ginny" Leskanic

July 1, 1947 - December 13, 2019

Obituary

VALENCIA, PA-Virginia “Ginny” Leskanic, 72, 
passed away early Friday morning at UPMC 
Passavant in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Ginny was born July 1, 1947 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of Samuel J. and Helen (Tarapchak) 
DiCioccio. 

She was a teacher with the Poland Public School 
System and then with St. Mary’s Parochial 
School in Pittsburgh. 

After returning to the Youngstown area, she 
became Executive Director of the Potential 
Development Program and Volunteer Services 
Agency for ten years and then Executive 
Director of the Hands On Volunteer Network of 
the Valley for ten years. 

Ginny was a 1965 graduate of Cardinal Mooney 
High School. She then received her Bachelor’s 
Degree and Masters Degree in Education from 
Youngstown State University. She had been a 
member of St. Charles Church. Ginny was a past 
pres. of Downtown Kiwanis and was nominated for 
the Athena award in 1999. 

Ginny is survived by her husband of 49 years, 
William J. Leskanic whom she married January 3, 
1970; her sons, Adam (Heather) Leskanic of 
Grove City, PA and Michael (Cheyenne) of 
Pittsburgh, PA; her grandchildren, Logan, 
Michael Evan, Lina and Noelle Leskanic; her 
sisters, Rosemary (Skip) Lamparty of Damascus 
and Barbara Walko of Canfield and her brothers, 
Samuel (Becky) DiCioccio of Liberty and George 
(Lucie) DiCioccio of Boardman. 

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents. 

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Anstrom Chapel, 8387 
Tod Ave. in Boardman and 9:30-10 a.m. on 
Wednesday at St. Charles Church, prior to the 
Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. 

Material contribtions may be given to the 
Potential Development Program, 2405 Market St., 
Yo., OH 44507.


Sunday December 15, 2019

Carol L. Swartz

June 8, 1948 - December 12, 2019


Obituary

CANFIELD-Carol L. Swartz, 71, passed away early 
Thursday morning, December 12, 2019 at her 
home. 

Carol was born June 8, 1948 in Canfield, the 
daughter of Stanley F. and Mildred (Cox) 
Platek. 

Carol was a home-maker. She had previously been 
employed in administration with several 
companies, including Northrop Grumman Corp., in 
support of TOPGUN (U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons 
School). 

Carol had also been the Director of children’s 
ministries at San Dieguito United Methodist 
Church in Encinitas, California. She was a 1966 
graduate of Canfield High School and received 
her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State 
University in 1970. 

Carol attended both Canfield United Methodist 
and Canfield Christian Churches. She was a 
member of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. 

Carol enjoyed gardening and was a Master 
Gardener with The Ohio State University 
extension in Canfield. She also enjoyed 
traveling. 

Carol is survived by her husband of 49 years, 
James M. Swartz, whom she married June 21, 
1970; her daughter, Jennifer (Robert) Cox of 
East Springfield, PA; her grandchildren, 
Paxton, Natasha, Caleb and Robbie and her 
brother and sister-in-law, John and Patricia 
Swartz of Atlanta, GA.

 Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in 
death by her brother, Thomas Platek. 

According to Carol’s wishes, there are no 
Calling Hours or Services.


Saturday December 14, 2019

Raymond "Ray" Foster Snyder

May 8, 1949 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary

HANOVERTON – Raymond “Ray” Foster Snyder, age 
70 died Wednesday, December 11, 2019 after a 
courageous hard-fought battle with cancer. He 
was born May 8, 1949 in Youngstown, son of the 
late Robert Eugene and Esther I. (Hoffman) 
Snyder.

Ray owned and operated Snyder Equipment, a 
heavy equipment parts and repair shop in 
Hanoverton. He was an outdoorsman who loved 
hunting, camping and taking his grandkids 
fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann (Syppko) 
Snyder whom he married July 25, 1970; two 
daughters, Krista (Mike) Hawkins of Hanoverton 
and Michele (Daniel) Charnesky of Canfield; a 
son, Richard Snyder of Hanoverton; a brother, 
Roger (Joy) Snyder of Salem; sister, Sheryl 
(James) Rice of Hanoverton; seven 
grandchildren, Andrew, Shawn and Joshua 
Hawkins, Cody, Kailey and Toby Charnesky and 
Brett Snyder; and one great grandchild, 
Brooklyn Charnesky.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Brother, Roger Snyder officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, 
December 16, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial 
will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lymphoma 
Society, 2215 Citygate Drive, Suite A, 
Columbus, OH 43219 or donate.lls.org.

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


Friday December 13, 2019

Arthur L. Snyder

December 13, 1942 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 76)

Obituary

Columbiana – Arthur L. Snyder, 76, of 
Columbiana, passed away on Thursday, December 
12, 2019 from injuries sustained in an 
automobile accident. 

He was born on December 13, 1942 in Mercer, PA, 
a son of the late Edward and Mary Shafer 
Snyder.

Arthur attended New Hope Community Church in 
Boardman. He attended Youngstown State 
University where he received a bachelor’s 
degree and master’s degree in education. Arthur 
taught at Beaver Local school for 35 years 
until he retired after the 2007-2008 school 
year. He continued to substitute teach after 
retiring. Arthur was well known in the area as 
the “Sno -Kone Man.” He was one of the founding 
members of The Way Station and was the owner 
and operator of the Columbiana Car Wash and EZ 
Lube. Arthur loved his time spent helping in 
the community and in schools. He was a devoted 
family man who cared deeply for his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife, the former Debbie 
Bica, whom he married July 2, 2005; a daughter 
Bonnie Sue of Naples, FL; a son, Jason Snyder 
of East Palestine; three step daughters, 
Shannon (Brad) Petak of Howland, Carrie (Dan 
Shirley) Martin of Columbiana and Amanda 
Burkholder; five grandchildren, Sabrina, 
Brittany, Nicole, Grant, Fenton; six step 
grandchildren, Kaylee, Larissa, Braydon, 
Bryant, Jason and Cameron; three great 
grandchildren, Noah, Leah and Cali and a 
sister, Mary Ellen (Ed) Headings of Hermitage, 
PA.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Mr. James Couchenour officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 and for one 
hour prior to the service on Wednesday all at 
the funeral home.

Memorial donations in honor of Arthur may be 
made to, The Way Station, 769 Springfield Rd, 
Columbiana, OH 44408


Friday December 13, 2019

Thomas E. Syme

June 5, 1923 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 96)

Obituary

Thomas Elwood Syme, age 96, of Alliance passed 
away Thursday, December 12, 2019  at Altercare 
of Alliance.

  He was born June 5, 1923, in Trosper, 
Kentucky to R. Elwood and Mary Ann (Reynolds) 
Syme.

  Thomas was a 1942 graduate of Alliance High 
School. After training at Camp Crowder 
Missouri, Thomas served in the Unted States 
Army from 1943-1946 during World War II with 
the Signal Corps Unit in Panama Canal and 
Guatemala, installing and setting up 
communications for sending and receiving 
stations. He was awarded a World War II Victory 
Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon and Meritorius Unit 
Award serving with the 3364th Signal Service 
Battallion.

  He was an avid amateur radio fan and had 
friends all over the world. His call letters 
were WA8JTT. Thomas also collected stamps and 
coins from many countries, loved history and 
was an amateur photographer.

   Survivors include his son, Ronald T. Syme of 
Alliance; daughter, Barbara (William C. Jr.) 
Tuttle of Louisville; and grandson, Jason Nott 
of Los Angeles California.

  In addition to his parents, Thomas was 
preceded in death by his wife, D. Opal 
(Rickett) Syme.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, 
December 21, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Vicar Aaron Speakman of 
Israel’s Lutheran Church in Paris, Oh. Friends 
may call one hour prior to the service. 
Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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


Friday December 13, 2019

Martha Ellen Felgar

November 21, 1941 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 78)
Obituary

ALLIANCE – Martha Ellen Felgar, age 78 passed 
away Thursday, December 12, 2019. She was born 
November 21, 1941 in North Georgetown, daughter 
of the late Ralph C. and Myrtle B. (Beavers) 
Felgar.

Martha was a member of the Eastern Congregation 
of the Jehovah’s Witneses in Canton where she 
had many dear and loving friends.

She is survived by her grandchildren Anthony J. 
Capobianco, who is serving in the U.S. Air 
Force in Germany and Angela Tackett of Port 
Charlotte, Florida; great grandchildren, 
nieces, and nephews.

Besides her parents, five brothers, Leon, 
Murray, Ronnie and Jerry Felgar and Eugene 
Templeton and two sisters, June Stoffer and 
Elaine Hoy also preceded her in death.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial 
service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank Hospice of the 
Valley for their prompt response, compassion 
and assistance and the many members of the 
Kingdom Hall who offered support.

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

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

Thursday December 12, 2019

William C. Kennedy

May 30, 1937 - December 10, 2019

Obituary

William C. Kennedy, entrepreneur, founder and 
inventor of Udderly Smooth® creams and lotions 
passed away on December 10, 2019 at the Inn at 
Poland Way in Poland, Ohio. 

Bill’s life will be honored with a Funeral Mass 
officiated by Father Terry Hazel. Visitation 
with the family will be held an hour prior to 
the funeral at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 16, 
2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 300 N. 
Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Bill was born in Youngstown to H. Dale and Iola 
Kennedy on May 30, 1937.

 Born the in the middle of three sons, and grew 
up in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was married to 
Margaret Kelch for 62 years and enjoyed a 
lifetime full of adventure and hard work.

After graduating from the University of 
Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1961, Bill 
worked for Thrift Drug, SupeRx Drug and King 
Drug throughout Ohio from 1961-1970. 

In 1971, Bill moved from retail to industrial 
pharmacy as Technical Director for United 
Cooperatives in Alliance, Ohio; overseeing 
Animal Health and producing veterinary 
pharmaceuticals throughout the US and Canada.

In 1978, Bill and Marg Kennedy purchased the 
Animal Health manufacturing division of 
Universal Coop and founded Redex Industries, 
Inc., the makers of Udderly Smooth® Udder 
Cream. 

Redex Industries remains operated by 3 
generations of the Kennedy family and 
distributes a family of products sold 
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, 
United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Australia and 
Korea

Bill is a former Poland Township Trustee, a 
32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, was a member 
of the Association of Ohio Commodores and in 
2006, Bill was awarded Distinguished Alumni 
from the University of Pittsburgh School of 
Pharmacy.

Bill had an adventurous spirit and earned his 
private pilot’s license.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, H. 
Dale and Iola Kennedy, brothers Robert and Paul 
Kennedy and infant daughter Lisa Kennedy.

Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret Kennedy; 
four children and their spouses: Lorraine 
Winterink (Tom), Bill Kennedy Jr. (Diana), 
Linda Kuzior (Ken), Colonel Brian Kennedy USMC 
(Retired) (Heather); twelve grandchildren: 
Mike, Eric, Caitlin, Madison, Grace, Brendan, 
Alex, Molly, Maggie, Jason, Josh and Stephanie 
and nine great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
given to Saint Michael Family Life Center, 300 
N. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio, 44406.

The William Kennedy family wishes to extend our 
sincere thanks to Dr. George Ellis Jr., the 
nurses, caregivers and staff of the Inn at 
Poland Way; especially Brenda, Debbie and 
Teresa for their loving compassionate care. We 
are grateful for the caregivers of First Light 
and Special Senior Care. 

We also want to thank the employees of Redex 
Industries, Inc. who helped Bill to realize his 
dreams.


Thursday December 12, 2019

Charlotte Mae Novotny

July 3, 1925 - December 9, 2019

Obituary

Charlotte Mae “Charlie” Novotny, 94, passed 
away peacefully at Elmwood Assisted Living on 
Monday December 9, 2019. 

She was born on July 3, 1925 in Erie, 
Pennsylvania the daughter of Thomas and 
Germaine (Oniboni) Trifilette.

On July 16, 1948, Charlotte married Joseph 
Novotny Jr. They shared 53 years together.

Charlotte worked as a press operator at Packard 
Electric for 21 years retiring in 1985. She 
also worked at Ohio Lamp for 9 years. 

She was the owner of two beauty shops in Warren 
and a hospital beautician. Charlotte was a 
member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she 
sang in the church choir. She was a member of 
the Warren Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of 
the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign 
Wars. 

A proud Cleveland Indians fan, Charlotte 
enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer scoring 
4 holes in one.

She is survived by her two sons, Tim (Barb) of 
Hubbard and Tom (Joyce) of Clearwater, Florida; 
seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 
three great-great-grandchildren. She is also 
survived by her sister Virginia Parker.

In addition to her parents and husband, 
Charlotte was preceded in death by her son 
Edward D. Novotny and brothers Tim and Richard 
Trifilette.

Per Charlotte’s request no services will be 
held. Interment will be at Niles Union 
Cemetery, Niles, Ohio.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Thursday December 12, 2019

Robert D. "Bob" Mack

May 6, 1939 - December 11, 2019

Obituary

Robert "Bob" Mack went to be with his Lord 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the age of 80. 

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Oscar 
and Laura (Gutridge) Mack and his brother, 
Bernard Mack and sister, Keitha (Mack) Weaver. 

After he surprised his family by graduating 
from Jacksontown High School in 1957, he went 
to Florida where he worked at a funeral home 
before being offered a maintenance job a Boca 
Raton Hotel and Club. 

It was during this time that he accepted Jesus 
as his Lord and Savior and dedicated his life 
to spreading the Gospel. He graduated from 
Cincinnati Christian Seminary in 1967. 

While attending, he spent a week one summer at 
a church camp in New York state where he met 
his future father-in-law, J Fenton Messenger. 
Fenton brought Bob home to meet his three 
daughters, one of which, Pat, became his wife 
in December, 1963. 

He served as minister in Howenstine, OH and 
then went to serve as founding minister at 
Fairfield Church of Christ in Lancaster, Ohio. 

In 1973 Bob became the first full time manager 
at Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp where 
he was "Chief" until 1995. 

He then went to minister at Four Mile Run 
Christian Church in Austintown, Ohio until his 
retirement in 2009. 

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two 
daughters, Rhonda Mack and Audra Campbell, 4 
grandchildren and their spouses, Bry and Jamey, 
Bethany and Brent, Erik and Tiffany, and 
Brenna, and 10 great grandchildren.

Friends may call on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 
p.m. at Four Mile Run Christian Church, 701 
Four Mile Run Rd., Austintown and on Saturday 
from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the church, 
followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m, In 
lieu of flowers please send donations to 
Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp or Four 
Mile Run Christian Church.

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


Wednesday December 11, 2019

James V. Daniels

January 17, 1932 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

James "Babe" V. Daniels, of Sebring, Ohio, 
passed away in Aultman/Alliance Community 
Hospital on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 

James was born January 17, 1932, in Alliance, 
Ohio the son of the late John and Thelma 
(Holcomb) Daniels.

He married Naomi "Toots" (Reed) Daniels on 
August 14, 1951 who preceded him in death on 
June 20, 2019. 

He is survived by two children, J. David 
Daniels (Martha) and Tina L. (Daniels) Hartman, 
and one sister Mary Kay (George) Coussa. He 
also was blessed with six grandchildren and 
seven great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by son, Kevin and 
daughter-in-law Kim Daniels and son Steven 
Daniels, two brothers and his parents.

Mr. Daniels worked for B&W Tubular in Alliance 
until his retirement after 33 years of service; 
he also worked at Stambaugh-Thompson in 
Alliance after his retirement. 

James loved the outdoors especially golfing, 
swap meets and collecting and looking at old 
cars. He enjoyed many friendships and family 
gatherings with all the chaos and activity of 
his loved ones.

 He was a member of the "50 Year" Club of First 
Baptist Church Alliance being the oldest living 
member till his death and was honored as a 
Worship Emeritus. 

He and his wife were active members of the 
Sebring Olde Auto Enthusiasts Club and Mid-West 
Packards Club.

A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, 
December 15, at 6:00 PM at the First Baptist 
Church in Alliance. A time of visitation will 
be held on Sunday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 
the church prior to the service. 

The family requests in lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions be made to: First 
Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1659 W. State 
Street Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

Friends and family may send condolences and 
sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.


Wednesday December 11, 2019

Larry L Williamson

October 4, 1947 - December 11, 2019

Obituary

Cortland – Larry L. Williamson, 72, passed away 
Wednesday morning December 11, 2019 at 
Washington Square in Warren.

Larry was born on October 4, 1947 in Grove 
City, PA, a son of the late Clair and Dorothy 
(MacElHaney) Williamson.

He was a 1965 graduate of Jamestown PA High 
School and continued his education receiving 
his bachelor’s degree in Business 
Administration from University of Phoenix. 
Shortly after high school, he served his 
country in the United States Navy from 1966 to 
1972 and then the Pennsylvania National Guard 
until his honorable discharge in 1978.

He was a member of the St. Robert Bellarmine 
Church in Cortland. He loved camping and taking 
his boat out where he felt like he was in 
seventh heaven.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife 
Francisca Williamson whom he married on April 
8, 1978; stepchildren, Michael, Paul, and 
Steven Delgros; and step-grandchildren, 
Zachary, Nina, Ruby, and Madeline Delgros.

Funeral services for Larry will be held on 
Saturday December 21, 2019 at 11:00AM at St. 
Robert Bellarmine Church located at 4659 Niles-
Cortland Rd NE in Cortland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of the 
Mahoning Valley at 2805 Salt Springs Road 
Youngstown, OH 44509 or American Cancer Society 
at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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


Wednesday December 11, 2019

Chelsie M Littleton

August 14, 1992 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 27)

Obituary

Alliance: 

Chelsie M. Littleton, age 27 passed away on 
December 8, 2019.

Chelsie was born August 14, 1992, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Darren Hoffman and Janie Littleton

She enjoyed walking, playing basketball, 
anything in nature including animals. She loved 
to sing and going to church. She was fanatic 
about her makeup and hair. She loved to laugh 
and enjoyed being with her family. She attended 
Four Square Gospel Church of Alliance.

She is survived by her mother, Janie Littleton 
and her father, Darren Hoffman. Sister: Dasie 
Barrickman (Chyanna Carbone). Brothers: David 
Settle Jr; Alexander Settle and Dylan Settl

Funeral will be held at Dean's Funeral Home on 
December 19, 2019 at 1 pm. Pastor Nick Lindsey 
will officiate the service. Friends and family 
may pay their respects from 12 noon till 1 pm, 
prior to the service.

Friends and family may send their condolences 
online at www.deansfuneralhome.com.


Tuesday December 10, 2019

MARIE'S OBITUARY
Marie Evelyn McDade 62, of Lisbon, died at 9:27 
AM Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Cleveland 
Clinic after taking ill in Salem.

She was born on August 20, 1957, in East 
Palestine, daughter of the late Harry R. and 
Irene (Carter) McDade.

She was a homemaker, a baptized member of the 
Solid Rock Church and attended the Salem 
Allegheny Wesleyan Church. A former Girl Scout 
leader in the area. In her spare time, she 
liked to be outdoors in nature, cookouts, 
shopping and playing with her dog. Marie was 
big on keeping in touch with everyone by the 
computer and Facebook.

She is survived by her children; Amy Reinhart 
of Beloit and Kirk (Pam) Sandoe of Lisbon, six 
grandchildren and one great-grandchild, 
sisters; Roberta Lintz of Franklin, Pa., and 
Judy (Steve) Laber of Columbiana.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her siblings John McDade and Jenny 
Wittway.

Services will be held on Friday, December 13, 
2019, at noon at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & 
Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The 
Rev. Stanley Graybil will be officiating. The 
Burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial 
Gardens in Rogers, Ohio.

Tuesday December 10, 2019

HARRY'S OBITUARY

Harry Raymond Taylor 62, of (Monroe Apts) 
Salem, died at 8:30 AM Tuesday, December 10, 
2019, at Valley Oaks Care Center.

He was born on April 9, 1957, in Elkins, W.Va., 
son of the late James and Alma Taylor.

Harry moved to Ohio in 1987 and later retired 
as a machine repairman. He enjoyed working, 
spending time with family, hunting, fishing, 
and talking to people.

He is locally survived by his son, Samuel 
(Tonya) Taylor and two grandchildren of Salem, 
three sisters and four brothers in West 
Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one 
brother.

There will be no local services or calling 
hours held.

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


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Roy W. Werner Jr.

October 21, 1928 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Columbiana – Roy W. Werner, Jr.,91, of 
Columbiana, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, December 
9, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage 
Valley Hospital, Beaver, PA.

Mr. Werner was born October 21, 1928 in East 
Palestine, Ohio, a son of the late Roy and Mary 
McLaughlin Werner, Sr. and had lived in this 
area most of his life.

He owned and operated Werner’s Service Station 
and was currently working for Ace Hardware in 
Middleton.  He was a ham radio operator and 
also loved computers.  He also built and played 
his own organ.  He served in the U. S. Army 
during the Korean War.

His wife, the former Gladys Ellen Baker, whom 
he married May 14, 1955, preceded him in death 
March 22, 2010.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Dolores (Paul) 
Vojnovich; a niece, Pamela Rhea (Roger) 
Burdick; three nephews, Paul Steven Vojnovich, 
John Alan (Cheryl) Vojnovich and Daniel Roy 
(Donna) Vojnovich.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Roger Burdick officiating.  Burial will 
follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.  
Friends may call at the funeral home on 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude 
Children’s Hospital.  Sign the register and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Roy W. Werner Jr.

October 21, 1928 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Columbiana – Roy W. Werner, Jr.,91, of 
Columbiana, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, December 
9, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage 
Valley Hospital, Beaver, PA.

Mr. Werner was born October 21, 1928 in East 
Palestine, Ohio, a son of the late Roy and Mary 
McLaughlin Werner, Sr. and had lived in this 
area most of his life.

He owned and operated Werner’s Service Station 
and was currently working for Ace Hardware in 
Middleton.  He was a ham radio operator and 
also loved computers.  He also built and played 
his own organ.  He served in the U. S. Army 
during the Korean War.

His wife, the former Gladys Ellen Baker, whom 
he married May 14, 1955, preceded him in death 
March 22, 2010.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Dolores (Paul) 
Vojnovich; a niece, Pamela Rhea (Roger) 
Burdick; three nephews, Paul Steven Vojnovich, 
John Alan (Cheryl) Vojnovich and Daniel Roy 
(Donna) Vojnovich.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Roger Burdick officiating.  Burial will 
follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.  
Friends may call at the funeral home on 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude 
Children’s Hospital.  Sign the register and 
send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Jill N. (Sanders) Toot

April 26, 1939 ~ December 10, 2019 (age 80)

Obituary

Salem – Jill N. Toot, age 80, of Salem passed 
away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Mrs. Toot was born on April 26, 1939 in Salem, 
a daughter of the late John “Jack” and Norene 
Mellott Sanders and had lived in this area all 
of her life. 

Jill was a member of the Greenford Christian 
Church and had devoted her life to her family.  
She enjoyed crocheting, reading and made the 
absolute best caramels.  She will best be 
remembered as a woman who loved spending time 
with her family and enjoyed every precious 
moment she had with her grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.  

Her husband of 59 years, Richard L. Toot, whom 
she married on August 28, 1960, preceded her in 
death on June 5, 2019. 

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie 
(Charles) Powell of Leetonia and Stacie Toot of 
Leetonia; sister, Sue (Joseph) Kinirons of 
Salem, and by her three beloved grandchildren, 
Kevin (Jessica) Cibula of Salem, Phillip 
(Ashley) Cibula of Leetonia, and Corey (Alexa) 
Cibula of Salem.  Also surviving are her seven 
great grandchildren, Hayden, Ethan, Mason, 
Jordyn, Jase, Mia, and Miley Cibula as well as 
a great granddaughter expected in May.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Terrie 
Patterson; brother, Jack Sanders and a sister, 
Judith Kennedy.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, 
December 13, 2019 at the Woods-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Leetonia, with Mr. Billy Hartwig, 
Minister officiating. Burial will follow in 
Washingtonville Cemetery.  Friends may call at 
the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, 
December 12, 2019.

Sign the register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Shirley A. Goddard

May 27, 1936 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 83)

Obituary

SALEM – Shirley A. Goddard, age 83 died at 
12:32 pm. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 
University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born 
May 27, 1936 in Lisbon, daughter of the late 
Ray E. and Thressa (Wycoff) Moore.

Shirley had worked for 25 years as office 
manager for Salem-Republic Rubber Company in 
Sebring. She was a member of First Christian 
Church in Salem. Shirley was a 1954 graduate of 
Lisbon David Anderson High School. She loved to 
travel with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Charles 
“Wendell” Goddard whom she married September 3, 
1955; two sons Gary Goddard of Salem and Drew 
Goddard of Cleveland; two sisters, Jean (Lewis) 
Dowd of Salem and Betty (Walter) Gallaher of 
Rio Rancho, NM; a brother, Richard (Barbara) 
Moore of Columbiana; six grandchildren, 
Anthony, Devin., D.J., Nicole, Zion and Zaire 
and one great granddaughter Aleeyah.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at 
12 Noon Friday, December 13, 2019 at The First 
Christian Church with Rev. Leonard Moore 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
10:30 a.m.  to 12 Noon Friday at the church. 
Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery at a 
later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to Lisbon David Anderson High School 
Alumni Association, 260 W. Pine St., Lisbon, OH 
44432.

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

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


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Oliver M. Stewart

June 12, 1919 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 100)

Obituary

  Oliver M. Stewart, age 100, of Sebring, 
passed away at 4:40 a.m., Monday, December 9, 
2019 at Crandall Medical Center.

  He was born June 12, 1919, in McAlester, 
Oklahoma to Victor and Cleone (Berbert) 
Stewart.

  Oliver graduated from Oklahoma University 
with a BS in Physics.

  He was an avid bicyclist and member of the 
Battelle Bicycle Club and enjoyed reading and 
ice skating. He was a longtime member of the 
Episcopal Church and a 32° Mason.

  Oliver was a Veteran of the United States 
Army Air Corp having served in Europe during 
World War II.

  Survivors include his children, Charles 
Stewart of Fort Morgan, Colorado and Nancy 
(Edward) Ginsburg of Hudson, Ohio; 
grandchildren, Joanna (Alan) Toruno of 
Germantown, Maryland and Robert (Kailee) 
Ginsburg of Twinsburg, Ohio; great-grandson, 
Henry Oliver Toruno; and a sister-in-law, 
Marian Shepard of Kamiah, Idaho.

  In addition to his parents, Oliver was 
preceded in death by his wife, Emily (Hawk) 
Stewart, whom he married July 18, 1942; and a 
brother, Willard “Mel” Stewart.

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


Tuesday December 10, 2019

John T Criss

March 6, 1933 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 86)

Obituary

John T. Criss, 86, of Sebring passed away on 
Monday, December 9, 2019 at Aultman Hospital 
surrounded by his loving family. John was born 
on March 6, 1933 in Bayard, Ohio to the late 
Lloyd L. and Halcia F. (Locke) Criss. John was 
a United States Navy Veteran. A member of Pine 
Lake Christian Church, Sebring VFW, American 
Legion and the Minerva Eagles. John was retired 
from PTC Alliance. He loved Jesus, enjoyed 
fishing, motorcycles, Western movies, and 
Gospel music; but above all he enjoyed spending 
time with his family and watching his 
grandchildren play ball.

John is survived by his wife Shirley Criss; 
daughters Teri Lynn (Tony) Trunzo, Debbie Lynn 
Warner and Rita Lynn (David) Ward; 
grandhchildren Justen Michael Warner, Matthew 
John Warner, Tyler Scott Warner, Zachary David 
Ward, Taylor Ann (Zach) Tieche, Jonathan David 
Ward, Jessica Rosa Trunzo, Juliana Marie 
Trunzo, Dante Anthony Trunzo and 5 great 
grandchildren. Besides his parents John was 
preceded in death by 3 brothers and a great 
granddaughter Kahli Marie.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 
December 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Harshman 
officiating. Friends will be received the hour 
prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 
at the funeral home. Interment will take place 
at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. The family 
would like to thank everyone for their thoughts 
and prayers. You can view the obituary and sign 
the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 
Sebring, 330-938-2526.


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Amy E. Hall

November 25, 1971 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 48)

Obituary

SALEM - Amy E. Hall, 48, died Sunday, December 
8, 2019 at Community Hospice Truman House after 
a courageous two-year battle with brain cancer. 
Amy was born on November 25, 1971 in Salem, OH, 
a daughter of Walter and Susan (Emery) Plues.

Amy was a 1990 graduate of United Local High 
School and received a nursing degree.  She was 
a Senior RN in OB Department at Salem Regional 
Medical Center for 27 years. She was 
bereavement officer and statistician for the OB 
Department and was the Neonatal Resuscitation 
officer for the whole hospital.  Amy was of the 
Christian faith.

Survivors include her parents of Salem; her 
husband, Jim Hall, whom she married March 20, 
1999; two children, Emma Hall and Jesse Hall of 
Salem; step-son, James E. Hall of Jacksonville; 
step-daughter, Shelby (Max) Funk of Winchester, 
TN; siblings, Chris Plues of Canton, Christin 
(Jake) Smethers of Rootstown, Kimberly (John) 
Battaglini of Salem, and Heather (Dennis) 
Blanton of Mt. Juliet, TN.

A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

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

Amy's obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Mary E Tucker
April 6, 1927 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 92)

   

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Sebring: 

Mary E. Tucker, age 92 passed away peacefully 
on December 9,, 2019, at Crandall Medical 
Center.

Mary was born April 6, 1927, in Sebring, Ohio 
to the late Stephen and Mary (McQuaid) Tucker.

She enjoyed crafts. She worked as a school 
teacher for Salem and Sebring Head Start. She 
was a graduate of Sebring High School. She 
obtained her Master of Education at Youngstown 
State University.  

Mary  is survived by her Sister: Betty Jones of 
Sebring. Brother: Steve (Phyllis) Tucker of 
North Benton. 20 Nieces and Nephews, along with 
several Grand- Nieces and Nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 
1:30 PM at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Sebring 
with Fr. Thomas Dyer as celebrant. Friends and 
family may pay their respects at the church 
from 1 pm till 1:30 pm.

Friends and family may send their condolences 
online at www.deansfuneralhome.com.

Monday December 09, 2019

Ralph Lee Rufener

April 9, 1934 - December 7, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND: Ralph Lee Rufener, 85, passed away 
peacefully surrounded by his family on 
Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Ralph was born on April 9, 1934 in Vienna, Ohio 
the son of Ralph and Faye (Lingo) Rufener.

He was employed at Lordstown Stamping Plant for 
20 years. 

Ralph was a member of Cortland Methodist Church 
and enjoyed bowing in the church league. Ralph 
was active in the Cortland Masonic Lodge for 
over 50 years and was a member of the Scottish 
Rite. 

Ralph and his wife Marlene loved to square 
dance with the Rambling Square Dance Club. In 
his younger years, Ralph spent many hours in 
the woods with his father and nephews hunting. 
Ralph was a devoted father and grandfather to 
his grandsons.

He will be deeply missed by his daughter, 
Rhonda (Spencer) Doggett, his daughter by 
choice, Melissa Kopp, his grandsons Andrew and 
Gabe Devadan and Ben Kopp and his sisters 
Martha Palich and Ruth Gallagher. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his 
wife Marlene.

Visitation for Ralph will be on Thursday 
December 12, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and on 
Friday December 13, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM 
with Masonic Services at 10:45 AM. 

A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM all 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans, Cortland, 
Ohio
Memorial contributions can be made to Bella 
Women’s Center, 1192 North Road NE, Warren, 
Ohio 44484 or Cortland Masonic Lodge, 1365 
Jewel Bay Road, Cortland, Ohio 44410.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Monday December 09, 2019

William Wade Srock

October 15, 1932 - December 7, 2019

Obituary

William Wade Srock, age 87, went to be with our 
Lord and Savior on December 7, 2019. 

William was born on October 15, 1932 in 
Coalport, PA, the son of Fred and Josephine 
(Keith) Srock. 

William was happily married to the love of his 
life, the former Joyce Ann Osborne, for 65 
years before her passing on March 23, 2018. He 
was part of the United States Army and was 
stationed in Germany during the Korean War. 

He was a mechanical engineer for many years. 
Later in life he was a semi-truck driver along 
with his wife and through that they traveled 
all across the United States. 

William loved camping, square dancing, and 
going to the Canfield Fair. He was also a 
member of the Greenford Christian Church. 

One of William’s greatest joys in life was 
spending time with his family. William is 
survived by his children Robin (Dan) Anderson 
of Salem, William (Patty) Srock of Prescott, 
AZ, Brian (Nancy) Srock of Berlin Center, and 
Susan (Darrin) Parry of Aiken, SC; eight 
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and 
many other beloved family members including his 
brother Gary Srock of Salem, and his sisters 
Myra May of Ila, GA and Millie Putney of 
Warrenburg, NY. 

Besides his parents and wife, William is 
preceded in death by his siblings Jean Srock, 
Fritz Srock, Prescilla Robinson, May Foust and 
James Srock. 

Friends and family may call Lane Funeral Homes 
Canfield Chapel on Friday, December 13 from 12 
to 1 P.M. with John Bush officiating services 
beginning at 1 P.M. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be given to Greenford Christian Church, P.O. 
Box 53, Greenford, OH 44422.


Monday December 09, 2019

lori A. Hill

November 20, 1971 ~ December 6, 2019 (age 48)

Obituary

Lori A. Hill, age 48, of Louisville, OH passed 
away Friday, December 6, 2019. She was born 
November 20, 1971 in Canton, Oh to the late 
William and Frances (Wacker) Hill. She was a 
former employee of Nationwide Ins. and was 
currently working for Midwest Health Services.

Lori is survived by her husband, Charles Hadad, 
four daughters, Ciara Hill, Jessica Roe, 
Samantha (Andrew) Griffis, and Kaitlin 
Hostetter, a sister, Amy (Michael) Hill, a 
brother, Marcus Hill and four grandchildren.

Lori’s family will receive friends 5-7pm 
Wednesday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home 
in Louisville.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Monday December 09, 2019

Marie Corrine (Haidet) Clark

December 13, 1942 ~ December 6, 2019 (age 76)

Obituary

Marie Clark went home to be with her Heavenly 
Father, the evening of Friday December 6th, 
2019. She was born December 13, 1942 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Ralph Haidet and Eva Mae 
(Ritter) Haidet.        

  She was a graduate of Alliance St. Joseph and 
Canton Central Catholic. She worked for the 
U.S. Navy in Washington, DC, GC Murphy’s, B&W 
Tubular, The Genie Company, and The 
Singletree.      

  Marie was a member of The Alliance Christian 
Center, Town & Country Garden Club, Genie and 
B&W Retirees.

  Marie enjoyed gardening, cross-stitch, 
knitting and crocheting, producing some of the 
most beautiful scarves for friends and 
relatives. She was active in her area with 
issues pertaining to her neighborhood.  She was 
a devout Christian, supporter of animal rights, 
and many charitable organizations.  She 
especially enjoyed listening to music and 
attending concerts with friends at the Caboose 
in downtown Alliance. She was a fan of the 
Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and 
Cavaliers, as well as Ohio State and Notre 
Dame.  Listening to many different religious 
speakers, both on TV and in person was 
inspirational to Marie.  Marie enjoyed visiting 
her favorite places such as Put-In-Bay as a 
child, and later at Siesta Key, Fl., Mackinac 
Island, Frankenmuth, MI and all the Christmas 
boutiques and garden shows.

  Survived by her daughter, Christine Clark 
(husband, Eric Nowaczynski) of San Diego, CA.; 
son, Brian (Amy) Clark of Wadsworth, OH.; 
sister, JoAnn Kelleher of Roanoke, VA; brother, 
Norm (Ann) Haidet of Louisville, OH; 
grandchildren, Samantha Main, Darien Clark, 
Sofia Clark, and Savanna Clark; many nieces, 
nephews, cousins and her pride and joy, cats, 
Toby, Lucy and Opie.

  Preceded in death by father, Ralph Haidet on 
June 15, 1978; mother, Eva Mae Haidet on July 
15, 1990; brothers, Douglas Haidet and Howard 
Haidet; and sister, Dorothy Limbach.

  The family wishes to extend our deepest 
thanks to all the friends, family and the 
wonderful Hospice team who offered their time, 
prayers, cards, flowers, visits, spiritual 
guidance and outpouring support in Marie’s 
final journey.  Your presence at this time will 
always be remembered and appreciated. 

  In honor of Marie’s wishes there will be a 
private memorial service.   

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Stark Co. Humane Society 
P.O. Box 7077 Louisville, OH 44641.

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


Sunday December 08, 2019

John William Sanor

December 7, 2019 ~ November 19, 1941 (age 78)

Obituary

Salem- John William Sanor, 78, passed away 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 peacefully at his 
residence.

John was born in Salem November 19, 1941, a son 
of the late Lowell Sanor and Irene (Crumbacher) 
Sanor.

He was a 1960 graduate of Goshen High School. 
 John was a dairy farmer for his entire life.  
He loved his farm and was involved in several 
farming organizations including: Columbiana 
County Farm Bureau and was a former member of 
both the Tri-County Milk Producers and United 
Young Farmers.  He also was a member of the 
Willow Grove Grange for 60 years.

Some of his joys were camping and spending time 
with family, especially his granddaughters.

He was a veteran of the United States Army 
serving during the Vietnam War.

John is survived by his wife, the former, Joann 
Simon, whom he married August 3, 1968; two 
daughters, Jill (Brad) Amos of Salem and Jody 
(Cormac) Irwin of Big Prairie, OH; five 
granddaughters, Megan and Rachel Amos; and 
Anna, Laura, and Sarah Irwin; siblings, James 
(Jackie) Sanor of Salem, William (Georgia) 
Sanor of Del City, OK , Gladys (Larry) 
Landsberger of Salem, and Nancy (Jim) Lewis of 
Salem, Michael Sanor of Lisbon, and Heidi Sanor 
of Kentucky. He also leaves several nieces and 
nephews.

Besides his parents, John was also preceded in 
death by his step-mother, Tillie Sanor and 
step-father, Harvey Goodman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 
December 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Winona 
Friends Church, with Pastor Dan Hepner 
officiating. Private burial will be held at 
Woodsdale Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday 
December 10, 2019  from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and 
 Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. all at 
Winona Friends Church.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s 
memory to Winona Friends Church,  4615 Whinnery 
Rd., Salem, OH 44460 or Winona Fire Department, 
4894 Whinnery Rd., Winona, OH 44493.

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


Friday December 06, 2019

Rose Marie Klacik

October 20, 1929 - December 5, 2019

Obituary

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 
am Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church for 
Rose Marie Klacik who passed away Thursday 
morning at her residence. 

Rose Marie was born October 20, 1929, the 
daughter of Stephen and Justine (Leskovar) 
Jasecko.

Rose Marie was a member of St. Joseph Church, 
and married John Joseph Klacik Jr. October 14, 
1950. Rose Marie was a homemaker and mother of 
five children. 

Upon retirement John and her moved to Lakeland, 
FL. Although in her 70’s she was excited to 
learn to drive. She would travel around their 
development in her golf cart visiting friends 
and going to the club house and pool. In 2007 
they moved back to Ohio to be close to family 
and friends and rejoined St. Joseph Church. 

Rose Marie loved working jigsaw puzzles, 
embroidery and painting the walls of her home. 
She was one of few women that would iron bed 
sheets and paint walls more often than others 
do spring cleaning. 

She enjoyed traveling with her husband, 
brother, sisters, and spouses going on cruises, 
casinos, bingo and listening to country music. 

Her favorite past time was watching the 
Cleveland Indians- win or lose. Rose is 
survived by her children Velma Glista, John 
“Ed” (Maria) Klacik, Rachelle (Gary) Sinn, 
Richard (Terri) Klacik and Cheryl (David) 
Bernard, 16 grandchildren, 27 great 
grandchildren, (another due in January 2020), 
sisters Carmelita Tomich, Helen Martini, sister 
in law Kathy Jasecko and many nieces and 
nephews especially Teann. 

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, 
husband John October 7, 2018, in-laws Paul and 
Donna Klacik and Stephen and Rose Ann Jasecko, 
Ben Martini, Victor Tomich, son in law Leonard 
Glista and grandson John Klacik IV.

 Family and friends may call from 9 am to 10:30 
am Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel prior to mass at St. Joseph Church. 

The family would like to give a very special 
thank you to the Hospice staff that cared for 
Rose Marie especially RN Renee and Diane. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to 
Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. 
Youngstown, OH 44512 or the Rescue Mission.


Friday December 06, 2019

Nancy Harvey

March 7, 1932 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

Sebring: 

In Loving Memory

 

Nancy Blake Harvey, age 87, passed away on 
December 4, 2019 in Sebring, Ohio. Nancy was 
born in Lakewood, Ohio on March 7, 1932. She is 
survived by her husband of 60 years, William 
Harvey, as well as her four children, Mark 
Harvey, Sarah McNeil, Amy Harvey (Jennifer 
Tucker), and Peggy Rule. She is also survived 
by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Nancy was predeceased by her brother Dan Blake 
and sister Joanne Hurst. Nancy passed on to 
eternal life surrounded by her four children. 
Praise God who has delivered her from years of 
Alzheimer's. Memorial services will be held 
privately.

Friends and family may send their condolences 
online at www.deansfuneralhome.com.


Friday December 06, 2019

Kevin L. Miller

November 2, 1959 ~ December 6, 2019 (age 60)

Obituary

SALEM – Kevin L. Miller, age 60, died at 8:13 
a.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 at his home. He 
was born November 2, 1959 in Salem, son of the 
late Michael and Alice-Louise (Humphreys) 
Miller.

Kevin had worked as a body repairman for 17 
years at King Collision.

Survivors include two sisters, Sherry (Kenny) 
Sox of Salem and Ruth E. (Jeff) Gerard of 
Alliance; three brothers, Danny (Robin) Miller 
Sr. of Salem, Michael (Janet) Miller Jr. of 
Leetonia and Donald Miller of Salem; a sister-
in-law, Trudy Miller and several nieces and 
nephews.

Besides his parents, a brother, Thomas Miller 
Sr. and a niece, Shannon Lynn Miller also 
preceded him in death.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 5:00-
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery 
at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial 
Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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


Friday December 06, 2019

Carrie Elsie (Smith) McElroy

August 18, 1927 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 92)

Obituary

Carrie Elise McElroy (née Smith), age 92, 
entered her Savior’s embrace on Thursday, 
December 5, 2019 at The House of Loreto in 
Canton, Ohio.  

Born on August 18, 1927 in McArthur, Ohio she 
was the daughter of Wilmer and Alma (Sims) 
Smith. Carrie always loved and appreciated her 
early farm life.

She met and fell in love with James McElroy 
while working at the old McCaskey Register 
Company. They became lifelong residents of 
Alliance on College Street and then Burton Ave 
where they raised three children: Terry, Joyce 
and Debbie.

Carrie made being a wife, mother and homemaker 
her full time career. She was a quiet, sweet 
spirit who loved her Lord and could often see 
the humor in even the challenges of aging. She 
and “Mac” were active members of the Christian 
and Missionary Alliance Church of Alliance.

Carrie is preceded in death by her parents, her 
husband James (1990), her son, Terry (2019), 
her grandson, William (2003) and 10 brothers 
and sisters and their spouses. 

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Rick) 
Sams of Columbus and Debbie (David) Linton of 
Canton; her daughter-in-law, Cindy McElroy of 
Salem; her grandchildren, Bob (Sara) McElroy 
Katie (Luke) Hertert; Eric (Katie Horning) 
Sams, Ami (Jared) Adams, Adam Sams and 
Christopher Linton. Great Grandchildren, 
Samantha, Shea, Elena, Lucien, and Sebastian 
and brother-in-law, Richard Madigan of Los 
Altos, California.

The family wishes to thank the Sisters and 
Staff of House of Loreto for their ministry of 
loving care to Mom and all of their residents. 

In lieu of flowers the family would like 
memorial donations made to: The House of 
Loreto, 2812 Harvard Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44709

Funeral services will be 11am Monday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH, with 
Pastor Rick Sams officiating. Calling hours 
will be 10-11am Monday morning at the funeral 
home. 

Carrie will be laid to rest, beside her 
husband, in Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, OH.


Friday December 06, 2019

Tracy R. Scott

August 28, 1941 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

Tracy R. Scott, age 78, of Louisville passed 
away in his home on Thursday, December 5, 2019. 
He was born August 28, 1941 in Canton, OH to 
the late Nathan and Tracye (Bowers) Scott.  He 
retired from The Timken Company, and was a U.S. 
Navy Veteran.

Tracy is survived by two daughters: Traci 
Scott-Blackshear and Barb (Bill) Ruthem, a son 
Michael Scott; step-daughter, Kimberly Noble 
and a step-son, Jeffrey (Toni) Chatelain; six 
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; 
sisters-in-law Lou Scott and Jo Scott.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his wife Carole in 2016, as well as three 
sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at Stier-
Israel Funeral in Louisville with Pastor Rick 
Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 6-8pm 
Monday evening at the funeral home.  Mr. Scott 
will be laid to rest, with military honors, in 
Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.


Friday December 06, 2019

Marjorie May (Watson) Dillon

August 21, 1925 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 94)

Obituary

 Marjorie May (Watson) Dillon, age 94, of 
Alliance passed away at 11:56 p.m., Tuesday, 
December 3, 2019 at Altercare of Alliance.

  She was born August 21, 1925 to Dr. Robert W. 
and Fannie (Pettigrew) Watson and raised in 
Highland Park, Michigan, having resided in the 
Alliance area since 1947.

  Marjorie was a graduate of Highland Park High 
School in Michigan and attended three years at 
a Junior College in Boston, Massachusetts where 
she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

  She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, 
Alliance Country Club, Alliance Woman’s Club, 
and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 296.

  Marge was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing 
bridge and also enjoyed her church work, 
knitting and homemaking all of her life. An 
active fan of the University of Mount Union 
Sports teams, she attended both home and away 
games for years. She also participated in the 
Alliance community in many ways; including 
working years as a Poll Worker and Judge with 
the Board of Elections.

  Survivors include two sons, Robert W. (Susan) 
Dillon of Alliance and Richard N. (Diane) 
Dillon of Homeworth; three grandchildren, Erin 
(Larry) Johnson, Katie (Luke) Oskin and Joshua 
(Lisa) Dillon; two great-grandchildren; and 
several nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents, Marjorie was 
preceded in death by her husband, James R. 
Dillon, whom she married May 24, 1947 and who 
died December 27, 2012; and two sisters, Jane 
Watson Olson and Peg Watson Carter.

   A memorial service is pending and will be 
held at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev 
Kip Colgrove officiating. Interment will be at 
Fairmount Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church 1200 S. 
Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Thursday December 05, 2019

William R. Bowser

January 6, 1938 - December 4, 2019

Obituary

William R. Bowser, 81

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel 
for William R. Bowser, 81 of Poland who died 
Wednesday morning at his residence.

 William was born January 6, 1938 in 
Kittanning, PA, a son of the late Harry R. and 
Allie P. (Walker) Bowser and came to this are 
in 1959. 

He served in the United States Marine Corp as a 
Corporal from 1956 until 1962. William worked 
in maintenance at LTV Steel for 25 years, then 
worked for North American Moving for 20 years, 
retiring in 2000. 

He was a member of Bible Baptist Temple and had 
been a Little League coach for the Uptown 
Kiwanis for 15 years, William had been the Band 
Boosters president for Woodrow Wilson High 
School and a former volunteer fireman for 
Rayburn Township, Kittaninning, PA. He also 
enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

He leaves his wife, the former Margaret J. 
Leasure, whom he married April 15, 1959; two 
sons, William L. Bowser of Poland, Harry R. 
(Cindy) Bowser of Hartville; three daughters, 
Dee A. (Michael) McCoy of Struthers, Faye L. 
(Bruce) DelGarbino of Parma Heights, Vie E. 
(Aaron) Kuti of Boardman; eight grandchildren, 
Michael, Joseph, Bobby, John, Brad, Rob, 
Haleigh (Brandon), Adam and four great-
grandchildren.

 William also leaves a sister, Mary Lou Stewart 
of Kittanning. Besides his parents, William was 
preceded in death by two sisters. Dorothy 
Simpson, Laura McElfresh and a granddaughter, 
Gabbi. 

Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 pm and on 
Monday from 10:00 -10:45 a.m., followed by the 
service at 11:00 a.m.

 The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to the Ellsworth VFW Post 
#9571, PO Box 101 Ellsworth, OH. 44416


Thursday December 05, 2019

Lee Thomas Horsfall

December 31, 1948 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary

SALEM – Lee Thomas Horsfall, age 70, died at 
11:20 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born December 
31, 1948 in Salem, son of the late Charles and 
Martha (Bair) Horsfall.

Lee was a 1967 graduate of Greenford High 
School. He had worked as machinist at Chrysler 
Stamping Plant in Twinsburg for 25 years and 
was previously a machine builder at E. W. Bliss 
Co. for 12 years. He was a permanent fixture at 
the Salem Slovak Club and Leetonia Eagles. Lee 
loved music and was often found serenading 
family and friends on his guitar. Lee was the 
house drummer at the Broadmoore Hotel in 
Colorado Springs, CO from 1983-1985. He was a 
good ‘ole boy who was voted Class Clown, 
climbed Pike’s Peak, and loved to waltz with 
Linda. He will be forever missed.

Survivors include his wife, Linda J. (Stratton) 
Horsfall whom he married November 23, 1968; a 
son, Thomas Lee (Randa Strader) Horsfall of 
Salem; a daughter, Diana (Matthew) Mighell, of 
Palm Springs, CA; a sister, Bonnie (Dave) 
Englert of Salem and three grandchildren, 
Joshua, Sarah, and Abigail Mighell.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, 
December 9, 2019 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Pete Fowler officiating. Calling hours will be 
held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 
2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
Bunker Hill Cemetery.

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


Thursday December 05, 2019

Patricia Jane (Evans) Wilson

November 24, 1947 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 72)

Obituary

Washingtonville- Patricia Jane Evans Wilson, 
72, passed away Thursday morning, December 5, 
2019 at Hospice House, Poland.

Mrs. Wilson was born November 24, 1947 in 
Salem, a daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy 
Stahl Evans and had lived in this area all of 
her life.

Patricia had been a register nurse for the 
former Hollander House and area home health 
care agencies including Home and Happiness and 
Sunrise. She was a member of St. Paul’s 
Lutheran Church, Leetonia. Besides her family, 
she loved her dogs, crocheting, reading and 
playing Words with Friends.

Her husband, Lloyd P. Wilson, Sr., whom she 
married March 14, 1964, died May 28, 1992.

She is survived by her children, Lucretia 
Wilson and Lloyd Wilson, Jr. of 
Washingtonville, Christine (Jim) Grace of 
Rogers, Dorothy (Alan) Sanders of Parma;  
grandchildren, Michael, Timothy, Maverick, 
Brandy and Katherine Sanders, Jessica and 
Justin Schneider; and great grandchildren, 
Isaiah Grace, Kendon Ingram, Scarlett Rose 
Anderson, Sarina, Charlotte, Kendrick and Kaleb 
Burtnett and Jada and Steven Schneider.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, 
William Evans and a niece, Laurie Evans.

A private family memorial service will be held 
and burial will be in Washingtonville Cemetery.

Professional services were handled by the 
Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia

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


Wednesday December 04, 2019

Robert Riddle

August 12, 1954 - November 29, 2019

Obituary

Robert L. Riddle, 65 of Farmdale, passed away 
Friday morning, November 29, 2019 at his home, 
surrounded by his family.

Robert was born on August 12, 1954 in Warren, 
OH, a son of the late Garlan and Villa 
(McElhaney) Riddle.

Robert was a lifetime local fisherman and loved 
talking fishing with his buddies. He enjoyed 
tinkering in the garage and building small 
concrete, decorative houses. Robert and his 
family worked together and completed many home 
improvement projects. He enjoyed speaking with 
his children and grandchildren on lessons on 
living a better life.

Robert worked many of his younger years caring 
for and training harness racing horses. After 
that, taking the knowledge and training he 
received about water well pumps from his 
brother Doug and water well drilling from many 
area well drillers; Robert was able to start 
his own small business, servicing local water 
wells and pumps for more than 30 years.

Robert will be deeply missed by his loving 
wife, Donna (Sombelon) Riddle, meeting in 1974, 
marrying on January 24, 1984; his children, 
Bree Riddle of Florida; Robert A. Riddle of 
Farmdale, Kayla A. Riddle of Cortland; 
grandchildren, Kasandra, Derek and Kai; and 
great-grandchildren, twins Eli & Levi; all of 
Florida; brothers, Douglas Riddle of Niles, and 
Charles and Jack Millikin of Warren; and 
sisters, Kathy Millikin of Warren, Tammy 
(Joseph) Escott of Hubbard, Nancy Tondy of 
Boardman, and Tracy Knecht of Wadsworth. He 
also leaves to remember him an aunt and uncle, 
many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his stepfather David L. Raub, grandfather 
Lawrence A. McElhaney, grandmother Nancy J. 
(Hart) Cowger; step-grandfather Raymond R. 
Cowger and uncle Ronald B. McElhaney.

Per Robert’s request, cremation has taken place 
and was entrusted with Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Shafer Winans Chapel in Cortland.

The date and time for his committal service are 
pending but it will be held at All Souls 
Cemetery; 3823 Hoagland Blackstub Road, 
Cortland.


Wednesday December 04, 2019

Ruth E. Kohlmorgan

February 15, 1929 - December 3, 2019

Obituary

Ruth Evelyn Kohlmorgan, 90, of Cortland, passed 
away peacefully at home on Tuesday December 3, 
2019.
She was born Feb 15, 1929, in Wilmington, Ohio 
the daughter of the late Raymond and Reba 
(Kinnamon) Stingley Sr.

On November 8, 1950, Ruth married Elmer L 
Kohlmorgan. They shared 56 years together 
raising six children and Holstein cows on their 
farm in Johnston, Ohio. Elmer entered God’s 
home November 14, 2006.

Ruth enjoyed working on the farm and spent 
countless hours gardening and canning for her 
family. She especially enjoyed playing cards 
and spending time knitting, crocheting and 
doing other crafts. Ruth was always making 
sweaters and afghans for her family. Every 
grandchild and great-grandchild came home from 
the hospital in a new sweater made by Grandma.

She is survived by her three sons, Dale (Carol) 
of Champion, David (Mona) of Johnston, Kenneth 
(Joyce) of Cortland; three daughters, Evelyn 
Olivares of Cortland (Ruth’s primary 
caregiver), Linda (Garry) Padula of Newton 
Falls, Rita Shepherd of Youngstown; 9 
grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She 
is also survived by her siblings Janet Huffman, 
Jean Hartstock, Barbara Davis and Betty Wall 
from Wilmington Ohio.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth 
was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond 
Jr, her sister Dorothy and great grandson 
Jonathan.
Arrangements are being handled by Shafer-Winans 
Funeral Chapel, 164 North High Street, 
Cortland, Ohio.

 Services will be at the funeral home on 
Saturday December 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. where 
the family will receive friends one hour prior 
to the service.
Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in 
Cortland, Ohio.

The family request that material contributions 
be made to Harbor Light Hospice 4531 Belmont 
Ave #9 Youngstown, OH 44505.

A very special thank you to Denese, Elli, 
Peggy, Jane, Pastor Roger Loomis and Harbor 
Light Hospice for their special love and care 
they gave Ruth.


Wednesday December 04, 2019

Richard Cantrell

March 18, 1951 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 68)

Obituary

Alliance:

Sadly, Richard Cantrell , 68, went to be with 
the Lord on December 3, 2019. He was born March 
18, 1951 to the late Ralph and Wilma (Wade) 
Cantrell (Sr.).

He was a 1969 graduate of Marlington High 
school. He worked as a floor installer. He was 
an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed Cleveland 
sports and loved supporting the Cleveland 
Indians and Cleveland Browns. 

He is survived by a sister: Sandra Durham, and 
a brother Larry Cantrell. Besides his parents 
he was preceded in death by a brother Ralph 
Cantrell Jr. 

Per his request there will be no public 
services. Friends and family may sign the 
online guestbook at www.Dean'sFuneralHome.com

Arrangements by Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio.


Tuesday December 03, 2019

Dennis K Smith

August 22, 1953 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 66)

Obituary

Dennis K. Smith, 66, of Salem passed away on 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his home surrounded 
by his loving family. Dennis was born on August 
22, 1953 in Austintown, Ohio to the late Arthur 
and Alberta (Lorie) Smith. Dennis attended 
Austintown Fitch High School and served in the 
United States Army. Dennis enjoyed cooking and 
baking which he was known for his no bake 
cookies. He had a joy to go shopping at thrift 
stores, and had a collection of flashlights. He 
had a passion for movies and could tell you 
everything you needed to know about any movie. 
Above all he loved spending time with his 
family, and they would go on family trips which 
would be Kennywood and Geneva on the Lake.

Dennis is survived by his wife Linda 
(Winkleman) Smith; children Sarah (William 
Olesky) Smith and Kelly (John Durkin) Smith; 2 
brother and 1 sister; grandchildren Tyler 
Black, Addalynn and Evelynn Olesky, Alexander, 
John VI and Emma Durkin; and his special friend 
and supporter Fuzzy. Dennis was preceded in 
death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 
December 6, 2019 at the Smith Center 500 E. 4th 
St. Salem, Ohio 44460 at 5:00 PM. The family 
would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to 
the caring staff at Ohio Living Hospice. You 
may sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com.


Tuesday December 03, 2019

Keith "Ducky" E. McDonald

March 24, 1932 ~ December 2, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

SALEM – Keith E. “Ducky” McDonald, age 87 died 
at 3:20 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at his 
home. He was born March 24, 1932 in Salem, son 
of the late Charles Thomas and Elsie M. 
(Snyder) McDonald.

Keith retired in 1994 after 43 years at Deming 
Co. He was a member of First Christian Church 
of Salem, a past Deacon and Elder of the 
church, member of Christian Crusaders, Calling 
Ministry and Joy Club of the church, and a 
member of UCT #590. He loved hunting, fishing 
and woodworking. Keith was an avid Cleveland 
Indians fan and West Branch Warrior fan. He was 
a loving husband, father, grandfather and great 
grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Cook) 
McDonald whom he married June 19, 1955; four 
daughters, Kathy (Jodie Williams) Bates of 
Salem, Linda (Danny) Crider of Beloit, Karen 
(Rob) Coffee of Salem and Julie (Thomas) Dorn 
of Columbiana; eight grandchildren, Angie Gear, 
Craig Crider, Adrian Bryan, Hope Coffee, Jamie 
Schmid, Zachary Dorn, Elizabeth Dorn and Hannah 
Kascak; 11 great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, a sister, Dorothy Brain 
and a brother, Delbert McDonald also preceded 
him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon 
Friday, December 6, 2019 at First Christian 
Church with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 
12:00 Noon Friday at the church. Burial will be 
at Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to First Christian Church, 1151 E. 
Sixth St., Salem, OH 44460 or Crossroads 
Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E 
Uniontown, OH 44685

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


Tuesday December 03, 2019

Patricia R. Davis-Rossi

December 6, 1935 - November 28, 2019

Obituary

Patricia Davis-Rossi, 83, of Howland, passed 
away at 1:40 am Thursday, November 28th at The 
Hospice House Mercy Health of Poland following 
a fall at her home on Monday, November 25th. 

She was born December 6, 1935 in Niles Ohio to 
Arthur and Virginia Jennings Allen. 

She graduated from Niles McKinley High School 
in 1954.

 She was employed at Packard Electric in Warren 
for 38 years, retiring in 1991. She was a 
member of the Evansville Baptist Church. She 
was also a member of Hillside Rehab Hospital's 
Parkinsons support group. She leaves behind her 
husband, Carmen Rossi, whom she married October 
18, 1997; 2 daughters, Debbie Riggs of Warren, 
Ginnie Yeager (Duane) of Niles; 1 son, Wayne 
Davis of Howland; 4 step children, Kathy Rossi, 
Paul Rossi (Linda), Glen Rossi (Karen), and 
Carmen Rossi; 4 grandchildren, Tiffany Holbrook 
(Joshua), Brad Yeager (Jen Latell), Ben Riggs 
(Cassie), and Sara Carrano (Joseph); 5 great 
grandchildren, Cohen, Easton, Caleb, Jaxson, 
Carly, and one on the way; and, 2 sisters, 
Barbara McCormick and Marylou Littlefield. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, first 
husband, John Davis (1/11/92) and great 
grandson, Rowan William Holbrook (Mothers Day, 
2014), 2 sisters, Shirley Ann Dunn and Frances 
Robinson, and 2 brothers, Dick and George 
Neiss.

Pat's family would like to express their 
gratitude to the Howland EMS, St Elizabeth 
Hospital trauma team, SICU staff, and to the 
angels at her heaven before heaven, Hospice 
House Mercy Hospital. They would also request 
that material contributions be dedicated in her 
name to the Evansville Baptist Church. Pat had 
requested that people not wear black to her 
funeral; they should celebrate her passing into 
heaven in bright colors. 

The family will receive family and friends at 
Lane Funeral Home in Mineral Ridge, Saturday, 
December 7th from 12-2 pm. 

There will be a church service following at 
Evansville Baptist Church, 1585 Ohltown-
McDonald at 2:30 pm with brother-in-law, Rev. 
William Davis and Rev. Scott Coggins 
officiating.


Tuesday December 03, 2019

Dorothie Jane Wiley

January 9, 1920 - December 2, 2019

Obituary

Dorothie J. Wiley, 99, of Canfield, passed away 
December 2, 2019 at The Inn at Glenellen in 
North Lima, with her loving family at her side.

Born January 9, 1920 in Canton, Ohio, she was 
the daughter of Clarence and Lucille 
(Hamiliton) Guertal.

Dorothie was a graduate of McKinley High 
School. Prior to retirement she worked for the 
Canfield School District as a Secretary.

Dorothie was a member of the Canfield 
Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon and 
an Elder. She was a member of the Red Hat 
Society, Canfield Sports Boosters, and the head 
of Sleepy Hollow Garden Club. Dorothie had a 
lifetime affiliation with the Canfield Fair and 
she was the head of Arts and Crafts. She 
enjoyed golfing, playing cards, swimming, and 
spending time with her family.

She will be remembered for her strength, 
gentleness, humor, and love.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband Robert Wiley, her first husband 
Robert Slingluff, her son Tedd Wiley, her 
sister Cloedien Guertal, and her brother Donal 
Guertal.

Left to cherish her memory are her children 
Carol (Michael) Sabula of Poland, Robert 
(Ashlee Moore) Slingluff of Canal Winchester, 
Dr. Richard (Karen) Wiley of West Salem, Dr. 
Douglas (Beth) Wiley of Leetonia, Bruce (Susan) 
Wiley of Newbury, Robin Wiley of Avon, and her 
nephew Scot Findlay of Palmetto, Florida; her 
grandchildren Nicole, Michael Robert, Aaron, 
Ryan, Owen, Taylor, Andrew, Caitlin, Cooper, 
Hanna, Ben, Maxx, Mason, and Mitchell; her 
great-grandchildren Anthony, Ashlynn, Seth, 
Luke, Gage, Piper, and Evelyn.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the 
Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St. 
in Canfield on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 
11:00 AM, where friends will be received one 
hour prior to the service.

Dorothie had a special place in her heart for 
Lynn Pilcher, who was her caregiver for 14 
years. The family would like to thank the 
caregivers at Glenellen for their loving and 
compassionate care.

Dorothie gave in death as she gave in life; in 
her final act of service her body will be 
donated to The Ohio State University for the 
advancement of science.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to The Paul Easton Church at Glenellen, 
9661 Market St., North Lima, Ohio 44452.


Tuesday December 03, 2019

Eugene A. Johnson

March 13, 1924 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 95)

Obituary

Eugene A. Johnson, age 95, loving and dearly 
loved Father, Grandfather and Great-
Grandfather, peacefully went to be with his 
Lord on Sunday, December 1, 2019. He was born 
March 13, 1924 in East Canton, OH to the late 
Edmund and Bessie (Baker) Johnson. Gene was a 
WWII Navy Veteran and he retired from Republic 
Steel in 1984 after 33 years of service. He was 
an active member of the Shepherd’s Hill Church 
of the Nazarene, serving as an Elder and a 
Sunday School Teacher. He was also a member of 
the Alliance Chapter of Disabled American 
Veterans, enjoyed golfing and traveled 
extensively.

Gene was preceded in death by his first wife 
Francesca Johnson; his second wife, Aristea 
Johnson; his son, Gary Johnson; his sister, 
Jane Baughman and his brother, Gordon Johnson. 
He is survived by his daughter, Gail Wirick; 
his daughter-in-law, Shirley Johnson; two 
grandchildren, Robert and Beth Johnson; two 
great-grandchildren, Tyler Futo and Hope 
Johnson.

Funeral services will be 11:30am Monday at the 
Shepherd’s Hill Church of the Nazarene with 
Pastor John Stallings officiating. Calling 
hours will be 10:30-11:30am Monday morning at 
the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to the Shepherd’s Hill 
Church of the Nazarene, 7560 N. Nickelplate Rd, 
Louisville, OH 44641.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Monday December 02, 2019

William Cox

August 14, 1964 - November 27, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel, for William Cox, 55, of 
Youngstown who died Wednesday afternoon at 
Vibra Hospital. William was born August 14, 
1964, a son of the late Robert and Rose Cox. 

He had lived most of his life at Gateway's To 
Better Living, where he enjoyed spending time 
with his housemates and friends. Bill loved all 
sports, especially WWE, and enjoyed watching 
sporting events on television. He also loved 
dancing and the music of Michael Jackson.

 William attended Gateway's workshop and took 
great pride in the work that he did. He will be 
missed by his Gateway's family. Friends and 
family may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. 
until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.


Monday December 02, 2019

Gary Allen Shuster

April 16, 1942 - November 25, 2019

Obituary

Gary Allen Shuster, age 77, of Boardman, Ohio 
passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019.

Born April 16, 1942 in Oakland, California, 
Gary was the son of Milton and Maxine (Baer) 
Shuster. He graduated from Arroyo High School 
in San Lorenzo, California in 1959 and entered 
San Jose State University. 

In 1963 he joined the United States Air Force 
during the Vietnam Era. He served until 1967 as 
a fire control technician on the F-106 fighter-
interceptor. 

After returning home he attended the College of 
San Mateo and graduated with an Associate’s 
degree in 1973. Gary’s service in the Air Force 
led to a civilian career as an electronics 
technician and eventually a technical writer 
for Advanced Micro Micro Devices (AMD) and NEC 
Corporation.

 He pursued his profession on a freelance basis 
when his wife’s career led the couple to live 
in Arizona, Oregon,Texas and back to California 
in 2003. When His wife retired, the couple 
moved to her family home of Boardman, Ohio. 
Gary was an accomplished musician and singer. 

He played saxophone in his high school and 
college bands and sang bass in several 
barbershop choruses including the San Francisco 
Bay Peninsulaires and the Mesa, Arizona 
Lamplighters. While in the service, Gary sang 
with the Keelser Chorus at Keesler Air Force 
Base in Mississippi.

Gary’s intense interest in history led him to 
use his writing skills to compile an anecdotal 
history book of the United States from 1900 to 
1925. Titled “From Manila to the Monkey Trial”, 
it is still available on Amazon today. In 
addition, to the book Gary’s history blog 
www.bitesizehistory.net offers over one hundred 
short articles on unusual moments in history. 

Perhaps Gary’s most defining feature was his 
wry and irrepressible sense of humor, which was 
something of an inheritance. His grandfather, 
Julius Baer, was a radio comedian in the 1930’s 
and 40’s on KLX radio in Oakland, California. 
It was no surprise that Gary became interested 
in radio himself and collected over 700 radio 
broadcasts, which he made available to other 
researchers from all over America. Gary 
received his private pilot’s license in 1989 
and flew extensively in the San Francisco Bay 
Area. He also had a first class radio license 
which he used on an expedition into the 
interior of Panama for Stanford Research 
Institute to set seismic sensors in the jungle.

 Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Donna 
(Morgan) Shuster; his nephew David Shuster and 
niece Lisa (Shuster) Schnairson. Gary and Donna 
had no children, but a host of friends and 
extended family will mourn his passing. Gary 
was preceded in death by his parents and 
beloved younger brother, Gerald Shuster. 
Friends will be received at the Zion Lutheran 
Church chapel from 3-4PM on Friday December 6, 
2019. Services will follow at 4PM and all are 
invited to dinner in the church hall after the 
service. Memorials in Gary’s name may be given 
to the American Heart Association, 840 
Southwestern Run, Poland, OH 44514. Family and 
friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to 
view this obituary and send condolences. 
Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Anstrom Chapel.


Monday December 02, 2019

Foster Leroy Teeters

July 10, 1930 - December 1, 2019

Obituary

WARREN- Foster Leroy Teeters, age 89, passed 
away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence.

Foster was born July 10, 1930 in Berlin Center, 
Ohio to the late Floyd and Freida (Orr) 
Teeters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 
serving in the motor pool during the Occupation 
of Germany. Foster worked as a Heavy Equipment 
operator for many years working on many 
construction projects.

Foster was a known jokester! He was an 
outdoorsman, he loved to fish, he was a 
successful vegetable gardener, and enjoyed 
bowling and golfing in his younger years. 
During his time in the military, Foster learned 
the game of hockey and became quite proficient 
too.

Besides his parents, Foster is preceded in 
death by his brothers Wayne, Gene, Gary, and 
his sister Delores Rembowski.

Foster is survived by his wife Darlene (Lemmon) 
Teeters, his children, Katherine Moore, Kenneth 
F. Teeters, Karen A. Hullihen, Karl W. Teeters, 
and Kristine Betts; six grandchildren, Kara 
Teeters, Theresa Hullihen, Elaine Hullihen, 
Brandon Thatcher, Brittany Gowday, and Brendon 
Betts. A brother Earl Teeters survives as well.

Friends may call 11-12pm Thursday, December 5th 
at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
164 N. High St. in Cortland where the funeral 
service will begin at Noon with Pastor David 
Luther officiant.

Private interment will be in Green Haven 
Memorial Gardens.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Foster’s family.


Monday December 02, 2019

Ronald C. Beckham

June 21, 1932 ~ November 30, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

One would find it difficult to think of a bad 
word to say about Ronald Clifton Beckham, a 60+ 
year resident and business owner in Columbiana. 
Born on June 21, 1932, he has gone to be with 
his Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 30, 2019 
after a short illness at the age of 87.

Ron is reunited with his high school sweetheart 
and wife of 42 years, “Taffi” Joan E. Beckham, 
nee McIntyre, who died in 1997.

Ron was a graduate of Hubbard High School, a 
proud alumnus of Ohio State University where he 
majored in horticulture, and a graduate of 
Hixson’s Floral Design School in Chicago. 
 After serving his country in the Air Force as 
a supply officer being stationed in Texas and 
Kansas, the Beckhams settled in Columbiana, 
Ohio, where they bought Sitler’s Flowers and 
brought to fruition his passion of floral 
design & plant nursery for 3 decades.  After 
“retiring” from the flower shop, Ron sold 
insurance for 20 years while always keeping his 
creative hand busy by working at the various 
Lemon Tree floral shops in the area and 
attending many craft shows with his beautiful 
flower arrangements and homemade Christmas pine 
cones.

During that time he was a loyal member and 
frequent officer of the Columbiana Rotary Club, 
boasting a notable 51 years of perfect 
attendance and the distinction of being a Paul 
Harris Fellow. He kicked up his heels at the 
Columbiana Dance Club, which he enjoyed for 
many years. A truly religious man, Ron was a 
member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church for over 20 
years, then lived out the rest of his years as 
a devoted member of Grace Church of Columbiana. 
He loved music and singing, and was a choir 
member of both churches. He always cheered on 
his Cleveland Indians, OSU Buckeyes and 
Cleveland Browns. He rarely missed listening or 
watching a game. In his spare time in earlier 
years, Ron liked boating and fishing; later in 
life this time was spent reading and playing 
cards with family and friends.

In 2000, Ron was lucky enough to marry Shirley 
Campbell and truly enjoyed her family who 
survive him. They and his three children from 
his first marriage, Shelley Mardany, Cindy 
Perorazio and Tom Beckham, their spouses, his 6 
grandchildren and his great grandson will miss 
this gentle, soft-spoken, cheerful man.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Grace Church, 
Columbiana with Reverend Dr. Robert Joy 
officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana 
Cemetery where military honors will be 
accorded.

Friends will be received from 5-7 pm Friday, 
December 6, 2019 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana and 10-11 am Saturday 
at the church.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to 
Grace Church or Columbiana Rotary.

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


Monday December 02, 2019

Robert B. Walter

March 7, 1939 ~ November 29, 2019 (age 80)

Obituary

  Robert B. Walter, age 80 of Alliance, passed 
away at 4:10 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at 
Altercare of Alliance.

  A son of the late Ben and Thelma (Woolf) 
Walter, Robert was born March 7, 1939 in 
Alliance.  Mr. Walter was a graduate of 
Alliance High School.

  Survivors are sons, Ben (Deanna) Walter and 
Jerry (Tiffany) Walter, of Alliance; grandsons, 
Dylan Walter, Barron Walter, and Jayce Walter; 
granddaughters, Marissa Walter and Rachel 
Walter; and niece, Debbie Walter, of Oregon.

  In addition to his parents, Robert Byron was 
preceded in death by his brothers, Norman 
Walter, and Jerry Walter, who died when he was 
a toddler.

  Robert was a carpenter and foreman for Don 
Hole Construction, then became a General 
Contractor in 1967, becoming the founder of 
R.B. Walter Construction. He was a 
perfectionist craftsman known for his quality 
work. He built many houses, additions and 
remodeling projects; eventually specializing in 
commercial projects for many area businesses.

  After retiring, he enjoyed riding his 
motorcycle, taking meticulous care of his 
property, and spending time with his family and 
friends.  He loved taking care of the wildlife 
on his property and his beloved cat. Robert was 
loved and will be deeply missed by family and 
friends.

  Robert’s family would like to thank the staff 
of Altercare for their care and compassion that 
he received while under their care.

  Memorial donations may be made to Absolute 
Hospice, 339 E. Maple St. #115, North Canton, 
Ohio 44720.

   A Celebration of Life and Sharing of 
Memories will be held at 1 p.m. Friday December 
6, 2019 at Fairmount Memorial Park.

  Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

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


Monday December 02, 2019

Charlotte L. (Raymer) Lepowsky

October 22, 1930 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

Charlotte L. Lepowsky, 89, passed away Saturday 
morning, November 23, 2019 at Whispering Pines 
Village.

Mrs. Lepowsky was born October 22, 1930 in 
Kittanning, PA, a daughter of the late Charles 
and Estelle Rearick Raymer. Charlotte had 
previously lived in Columbia, SC. She loved 
gardening and cooking with her husband, Charles 
who passed away in March of 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley 
(Randall) Carletti of Columbiana; a sister, 
Virginia Hill of Kittanning, PA; two 
grandchildren, Randi (Dustin) Garris and Ryan 
(Michelle) Carletti; and two great 
grandchildren, Cecilia and Reno Carletti.

She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph 
Rodkey; and a sister, Jean Goldstrom.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later 
date.

The Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home has been 
entrusted with arrangements.

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


Saturday November 30, 2019

Sharon M. (Landsberger) Cooper

May 8, 1951 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 68)

Obituary

East Palestine – Sharon M. Cooper, 68, of 
Brushville Road, died Thursday, November 28, 
2019 at the Cleveland Clinic following a four 
month illness.

Mrs. Cooper was born May 8, 1951 in Youngstown, 
a daughter of the late Fred H. and Ruth I. Baun 
Landsberger and had lived in this area most of 
her life.  She had been employed as a school 
bus driver for various area school districts.  
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes 
Catholic Church.

She is survived by a sister, Helen Colwell of 
New Bethlehem, PA; three brothers, J. Dale 
Landsberger of Bessemer, PA, Harry F. 
Landsberger of Darlington, PA, and Edward A. 
Landsberger of East Palestine; and several 
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Penny J. 
Landsberger.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Our Lady of 
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with Father 
Christopher Cicero officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to either 
East Palestine Social Concerns or Our Lady of 
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, both of East 
Palestine.

Professional arrangements were made by the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home.  Sign the 
register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com


Saturday November 30, 2019

Emory L Pinion

January 1, 1947 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 72)

Obituary

Emory L. Pinion, age 72, of Louisville, OH lost 
his battle with cancer on Thursday, November 
21, 2019. He was born January 3, 1947 in 
Salisbury, North Carolina to the late David and 
Helen Pinion. 

He leaves behind his and wonderful caregiver, 
Lewis Pinion and Loriann Miles, two daughters, 
Lisa Bentley and Theresa (Randy) Willey, seven 
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

He also leaves behind many brothers, sisters, 
nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. 

As per his wishes, no services are planned at 
this time.

                          Stier-Israel Funeral


Friday November 29, 2019

Joyce (Hixon) Gibeaut

July 11, 1930 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

  Joyce (Hixon) Gibeaut, age 89, of Alliance, 
passed away at 10:25 a.m., Monday, November 25, 
2019, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Home in North 
Canton.

  She was born July 11, 1930, in Youngstown, 
Ohio to Clyde and Rhoda (Bower) Hixon.

  Joyce was an Alliance resident for 40 years, 
a 1954 graduate of Bowling Green University 
with a Bachelor’s degree in Science and had a 
lifelong career in Physical Therapy.

  Joyce was a long time member of the North 
Canton Zion Lutheran Church.   She enjoyed 
traveling around the world to visit family and 
friends or to do medical mission work. She was 
a member of the AARP, and was actively involved 
with the Alliance Senior Center.  She played a 
mean game of cards as well as Bingo too!  Her 
friends and family will miss her quick laugh, 
constant smile, and great attitude.  She taught 
us how to bloom where we are planted and to 
hope for a better tomorrow.  

  Survivors include her sons, Eric (Bonnie) 
Gibeaut of Elgin, South Carolina, Jeffrey 
Gibeaut of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, 
Gregory Gibeaut of Goose Creek, South Carolina, 
and Andrew Gibeaut of Smiths River, 
California;  grandchildren, Jeffrey, Shawn, 
Toney, Samantha, Tracey, Kristen, Rebecca, and 
Megan.  Great-granddaughters, Amelia, Morgan, 
Lauren, and Brooklynn. Great-grandsons, Conner, 
Benjamin, Joshua, and Gavin; Great-great 
grandchildren, Emma, Chase, and Fynn.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
brothers, Russell and Gordon Hixon; daughter, 
Amy Gibeaut; and granddaughter, Patricia 
Gibeaut.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,  
December 4, 2019 at North Canton Zion Lutheran 
Church, 349 Lindy Lane Ave NW, North Canton, 
Ohio 44720 with Pastor William Weidenbach 
officiating.

   Friends may call from 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday 
at the church. Interment will be at Marlboro 
Cemetery.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to North 
Canton Zion Lutheran Church or to the donor’s 
choice of charity.

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


Wednesday November 27, 2019

Jackie M. Burcaw

June 27, 1933 ~ November 27, 2019 (age 86)

Obituary

BOARDMAN – Jackie M. Burch Burcaw, age 86 died 
at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 
the Hospice House in Poland. She was born June 
27, 1933 in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, daughter 
of the late Dave and Nora (Ledford) Garland.

Jackie was a 1951 graduate of David Anderson 
High School. She was a teacher’s aide and 
librarian’s aide at United Local Schools. 
Jackie was a member of the Church of Christ in 
Hanoverton and Winona Sewing Guild, where they 
made clothing for babies that needed help. She 
enjoyed quilting and birdwatching.

Her husband, Harold W. Burcaw, whom she married 
December 13, 1971 preceded her in death July 8, 
2002 and her first husband, Doyle Burch 
preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene (Rita) 
Burch of Salem, Paul (Patty) Burch of Memphis, 
TN, Vernon (Cindy) Burch of Hanoverton; two 
daughters, Violet (George) Ogletree of 
Columbiana and Brenda (Fred) Gauding of Salem; 
and a brother, Dewey (May) Garland of Roan 
Mountain, TN; 12 grandchildren and 26 great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, a brother, 
Dallas Garland and three sisters, Ruby Moxley, 
Bertha Shoe, Nola Taylor and a granddaughter, 
Dawn Gauding also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. 
Friday, November 30, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Harry Ogletree officiating. Calling 
Hours will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
prior to the service at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.


Wednesday November 27, 2019

Virginia L Gillespie

March 24, 1939 - November 25, 2019

Obituary

Virginia L. Gillespie, 80, passed away on 
November 25, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley of 
Howland. 

Virginia was born on March 24, 1939 in Warren, 
Ohio, the daughter of the late Virgil H. 
Woodrum and Evelyn Moore.

Virginia was a graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. She worked at Ohio Lamp prior to 
becoming a devoted mother and homemaker.

She enjoyed flower gardening and cooking. Her 
favorite pastime was attending her 
grandchildren's events.

 Virginia loved traveling and shopping in Amish 
towns where she began a 25 year friendship with 
an Amish family. Always a jokester she treated 
everyone with kindness and love.

Virginia leaves her sons Kenneth "Sam" (Sandra) 
Gillespie, James Gillespie, John (Jolene) 
Gillespie, Joseph Gillespie, Jerry Gillespie; 
her daughters Sherri Gillespie and Joy (Chris 
Granelly) Bucci; 14 grandchildren, Kara, Jodi, 
Robyn, Kristen, Joey, Michael, Jamie, Jennifer, 
Julia, Kalli, Preston, Austin, Alissa and Cole 
and 10 great-grandchildren. 

She also leaves her sisters Patricia Chambers, 
Barbara Burger, stepsister Jean St. Clair and 
her brothers Thomas, Lynn and Charles Woodrum.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 
James, brother Dennis Woodrum and sister Betty 
Easterling.
Virginia’s family would like to express their 
gratitude to the staff of Shepherd of the 
Valley for the care and kindness given to 
Virginia.

The family will receive friends on Friday 
November 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 
the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 
Warren with a memorial service to follow at 
7:00 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Miller officiating.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family


Wednesday November 27, 2019

Amanda M. (Lamb) Price

September 11, 1985 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 34)

Obituary

Leetonia- Amanda M. Lamb-Price, age 34, of 
Leetonia, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 
2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center after a 
courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on September 11, 1985 in Lincoln, 
NE, a daughter of Fred and Celeste Friesen 
Lamb.

Amanda was an active member of the Ellsworth 
Community Church.  She was a graduate of 
Leetonia High School and received her 
bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 
nursing.  Amanda had been working as an R.N. 
for the past eight years and was currently 
employed at the Salem Regional Medical Center.  
She had a passion for decorating and enjoyed 
doing arts and crafts.  Mostly, Amanda was a 
family woman.  She loved spending time with her 
sisters, and she delighted in all of the 
special moments that came with being a beloved 
wife and mother.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, 
Clifford “C.J.” Price, Jr., whom she married on 
January 8, 2011; her sweet children, Colton and 
Annabelle Price; parents, Fred and Celeste Lamb 
of Leetonia; sisters, Tina (Josh) Noullet of 
Pittsburgh, PA, and Erin (Cody) Francis of 
Milton, FL; paternal grandmother, Ethel (Larry) 
Lehman-Campbell of Columbiana; paternal 
grandfather, Edward (Sandy) Lamb of Lancaster, 
SC and by her maternal grandparents, Don and 
Velma Friesen of Hendreson, NE.  Also surviving 
are her many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, 
uncles, cousins and special friends.

Amanda was preceded in death by her paternal 
step grandfather, Raymond Lehman.

The family will receive friends on Friday, 
November 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia and 
again on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9:00 
a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Upper Room Fellowship, 
Columbiana.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 
November 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Upper Room 
Fellowship with Pastor Bob Rowley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
Amanda’s memory to: U.H. Seidman Cancer Center, 
1995 East State St., Salem, OH. 44460.

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


Wednesday November 27, 2019

Lisa Ann (Griggy) Heddleson

July 7, 1979 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 40)

Obituary

Austintown-Lisa Ann Heddleson, 40, passed away 
suddenly Sunday, November 24, 2019 in 
Cincinnati while on vacation with her family.

Lisa was born July 7, 1979 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of Raymond and Karen Cramer Griggy, 
Jr. and had lived in this area all of her life.

Lisa had worked for American Church and Turning 
Technologies in Boardman but most recently was 
devoted to caring for her family. She was also 
a member of Greenford Christian Church where 
she was active with the Youth Ministry and was 
involved with Austintown Community Baseball and 
loved being a team mom. Lisa was described as 
the backbone of her family, as she loved 
getting people together and was always hosting 
family and friends.

She is survived her husband, Mark R. Heddleson, 
whom she married October 25, 2003; her sons, 
Daniel and Matthew Heddleson; her parents, 
Karen and Ray Griggy, Jr., of Leetonia; her 
brother, Ray Griggy, III of Boardman; mother-
in-law and father-in-law, Marilyn and Ray 
Heddleson of Leetonia; grandmothers, Norma Jean 
Griggy of Mogadore and Ruth Cramer of Salem; 
 brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jon and 
Lucia Heddleson of Elyria; and several nieces 
and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, 
Raymond Griggy, Sr. and Jack Cramer.

Friends will be received from 11:00 am -2:00 pm 
Friday, November 29, 2019 at Greenford 
Christian Church. A Celebration of Life service 
will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at the church 
with Pastor Sean Kelly officiating. Burial will 
be Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia is handling 
the arrangements.

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


Tuesday November 26, 2019

Edith "Edie" Welce

March 8, 1930 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

Rogers – on November 24, 2019 Edith “Edie” 
Welce, 89 of Rogers passed away peacefully 
while in the presence of her loving family at 
her country home.

She was born, March 8, 1930 in Clarkson, a 
daughter of the late, Louis and Mildred Van 
Fossen Hole.

Edie was a devoted wife and mother of three 
sons. She was a lifetime member of Clarkson 
Presbyterian Church. In her younger years she 
taught Sunday school and was a member of the 
churches women’s association. She was very 
involved with all church events. Church was 
like a second home to her.

Edie lived an active life. She loved to play 
golf with her lady friends and was very good at 
it, her scores always proved it. She also 
golfed with her husband bob. They played in 
couples leagues and were long time members of 
the Salem and East Palestine Country Clubs. 
Edie loved to bake, and her kitchen was always 
filled with the aroma of fresh cookies and 
pies. She loved her two grandchildren very much 
and was always trying to please them anyway she 
could.

She is survived by her husband Bob of 69 years, 
whom she married, June 30, 1950, their marriage 
was happy and blissful. She leaves three sons, 
Kerry Welce of Rogers, Terry (Karen) Welce of 
Canfield and Jerry Welce of Columbiana; two 
grandchildren Amanda Welce Hubbard of Canfield 
and Michael (Suzanne) Welce of Cincinnati; 
three great grandchildren, Zoe, Mia and Leo 
Welce; three brothers, Clarence (Marlene) Hole 
of Rogers, Kenneth (Evelyn) Hole of Fort Myers 
and Donald (Shirley) Hole of Orlando and a 
sister in law, Doris Hole of Florida.

Edith was preceded in death by two sisters, 
Marie (Paul) Lipp and Esther (Homer) Moore and 
a brother, Albert Hole.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Monday, December 2, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home with Pastor Juliann Joy 
officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. 
to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home and for one 
hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the 
funeral home.

Burial will follow in Clarkson Cemetery.

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


Tuesday November 26, 2019

Marjorie Fern Clower

March 31, 1919 - November 25, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel 
for Marjorie Fern Clower, 100, of Niles who 
died Monday afternoon at her residence. 

Marjorie was born March 31, 1919 in Avon, West 
Virginia, a daughter of the late Howard and 
Kate (Ford) Sutton and came to this area in 
1945. Marjorie worked at the General Electric 
Mahoning Glass Works in Niles, retiring in 
1989. 

She was a member of the Evansville Baptist 
Church where she was very active.

 She enjoyed gardening, but most treasured by 
Marjorie was her family and spending time with 
her children, grandchildren and extended 
family.

 Her husband, William C. Clower, whom she 
married 1953, died in 1969. She leaves two 
daughters, Cathy (David) Loomis of Niles, Karen 
Russell of Champion; one son, William Clower, 
Jr. of Niles; eight grandchildren, Robert 
(Lisa) Russell, Michael (Oksanna) Russell, 
Michelle (Jamie) Spitler, Nicole (Jason) 
Barber, Jonathan Loomis, April (Ray) Snyder, 
Kristie Loomis , David (Megan) Loomis; and 24 
great-grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Marjorie 
was preceded in death by her three brothers, 
Glen Sutton, Ray Sutton, H. Jake and four 
sisters, Hazel Davis, Fay Perine, Hattie Ruth 
Sutton and Bertha Bolte. 

Friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. 
until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.


Tuesday November 26, 2019

Nancy Ann Urs

May 7, 1962 - November 14, 2019

Obituary

Nancy Ann Urs, age 57, passed away November 14, 
2019 due to natural causes. 

She was born May 7, 1962 in Youngstown, Ohio to 
Gordon and Rose Lindquist. Nancy was a 
dedicated mother first and foremost. 

She cherished her children as well as every 
moment she spent with them. She especially 
loved being a "Grammy" and called her 
granddaughter her "sidekick." 

She was a compassionate and vibrant soul who 
made friends everywhere she went. 

Nancy was the primary caregiver for her mother 
and the site manager of Quality Home 
Renovations.

Nancy is proceeded in death by her father, 
Gordon and survived by her mother, Rose 
Lindquist; sister, Renae (Robert) Yaniglos 
brothers Tom (Julii) Lindquist and Gordon 
(Irene) Lindquist; her children, Sara Urs, Erin 
(Ted) Ohlin, Lindsay (Matt) Ramun, Jake Urs, 
and Katie Urs; their father, Edward Urs; her 
grandchild, Helaina Ohlin, and her many nieces, 
nephews, cousins and friends. All of these she 
loved and touched deeply.

Please join us celebrating her life Saturday 
morning November 30, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at 
Lane Canfield Chapel, where services will begin 
at 11 a.m.


Tuesday November 26, 2019

Thomas Day Pierce V

October 22, 2007 - November 24, 2019

Obituary

Thomas Day Pierce V, age 12, passed away Sunday 
afternoon, November 24, 2019 at his home of 
complications from the flu. 

Thomas was born October 22, 2007 in Killeen, 
TX, the son of Thomas Day Pierce IV and Billie 
Bokoski. 

He was a student in the 6th grade at Jackson 
Milton and a member of Boy Scout Troop 105. 

His hobbies included horses and snakes, Thomas 
also enjoyed playing video games and wanted to 
be a video game programmer when he grew up. He 
was a loving, sweet and kind little boy who 
always put others first. 

Thomas leaves to cherish his memory his parents 
Thomas Day Pierce IV and his mother Billie 
Bokoski, one brother Cole Cappelli, three 
sisters, Annabella, Lillie, and Gillian Pierce, 
his grandmothers, Mary Bokoski of Lake Milton 
and Sharon Lay of Tulsa, OK., as well as other 
family members and friends.

 Thomas was preceded in death by his 
grandfathers, Thomas Day Pierce III and David 
Bokoski and his great grandmother, Ruth Moore. 

Friends may call from 2 to 4 PM Friday, 
November 29th at the Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel where services will be held 
at 4 PM.


Tuesday November 26, 2019

Dorothy J. (Ulrich) Romigh

October 11, 1931 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 88)

Obituary

Dorothy J. (Ulrich) Romigh, age 88, of Marlboro 
Township, passed away at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, 
November 24, 2019 at her home with her family 
by her side.

  She was born October 11, 1931, in Rootstown 
Township, Portage County, Ohio, to John and 
Helen (Kepler) Ulrich.

  Dorothy was a Louisville High School graduate 
and formerly employed at Parkway Lanes as a 
short order cook.

  She was a member of the Alliance Salem United 
Methodist Church and active with the choir and 
other functions at the church. Dorothy enjoyed 
her flower gardens, cooking and baking, 
camping, crafts and collecting tea pots. She 
also enjoyed reading the Bible and loved 
spending time with her family.

  Survivors include sons, Keith (Carol) Romigh 
of Navarre, Florida and Kim (Kimberly) Romigh 
of Massillon, daughter, Karen (Herb) Smith of 
Alliance, son, Daniel (Sara) Romigh of Marlboro 
Township and daughter, Denise (Steve) Mayes of 
Marlboro; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-
grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 
She is also survived by many nieces and 
nephews.

  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was 
preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. 
Romigh Jr., whom she married July 1, 1950 and 
who died October 21, 2012; and a brother, 
Robert Ulrich.

  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 
Noon Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Alliance 
Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Neil 
Orchard officiating. Visitation will be held 
two hours prior to the service at the church.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Alliance Salem United Methodist Church 14113 
Salem Church Road Alliance, OH 44601 or to the 
American Heart Association 1575 Corporate Woods 
Parkway Suite 150, Uniontown, OH 44685.

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


Tuesday November 26, 2019

George A. Siembida

December 7, 1954 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 64)

Obituary

George A. Siembida, 64, of Columbiana, passed 
away on November 24, 2019 at home surrounded by 
his family after a courageous two-year battle 
with cancer. 

George was born December 7, 1954 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Michael and Sophie Lyda 
Siembida. He was the eighth born of 11 
children.

George graduated from Springfield Local in 1973 
and married his wife of 44 years, Gail 
Mihalcak, in 1975.  George took great pride in 
all of his work from the smallest detail to the 
largest project and often stated he got his 
high from a good day’s work.  He worked 30 
years for Witmer’s Inc. spending most of those 
years as a foreman.  George “retired” to self-
employment working construction until his 
illness forced him to take a break.  He was 
very proud of building a home for his family, 
and was skilled in many trades.  He exemplified 
integrity and character by always doing his 
best for everyone, and was often the first 
person called for any question on construction.

George’s passion was the outdoors, whether 
camping, hunting, or just being in the woods.  
He traveled the world for hunting, going on an 
African Safari with his wife and son Kevin as 
well as multiple trips with family throughout 
North America.

George asked to be remembered for his 18 years 
of involvement in Scouting.  He volunteered for 
Girl Scouts and later became Den Leader and 
Assistant Scout Master in Cub Scouts and Boy 
Scouts.  One of his fondest memories was taking 
a group of Scouts backpacking to Philmont Scout 
Ranch in 1999.  He later continued his role as 
a volunteer for his grandchildren.

George was a devout Catholic and a member of 
Our Lady of Lourdes-East Palestine and St. 
Jude’s Church in Columbiana.  Through the years 
he volunteered at his church on the Renew 
committee, at fish fry dinners, and remodeling 
projects. 

George is survived by his wife, his daughter 
Crystal (Josh) Boggs of Columbiana; two sons, 
David of Leetonia and Kevin of Leetonia as well 
as his grandchildren; Elizabeth, Peyton, and 
Atticus.  He also leaves behind a special 
little girl Ziva who always called him grandpa, 
as well Gavin, a young man for whom he cared 
about and spent time with hunting.

George is survived by siblings Frank of Lisbon, 
Tadziu of Leetonia, John of Poland, Mary 
McCarty of Lisbon, Carl (Carol) of North 
Jackson, Carol of Lisbon, Tom (Kathy) of 
Leetonia, Margie (Richard) Witmer of 
Columbiana, Marty (Jennifer) of Warren and his 
sister-in-law Marianne of Columbiana. George 
wanted everyone to know how proud he was of all 
his nieces and nephews who in turn loved and 
respected him immensely as well.

Besides his parents, George was preceded in 
death by his oldest brother Michael and his 
brother-in-law Bob McCarty.

Calling hours will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am. on 
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church, Columbiana with Father 
Christopher Cicero officiating. Eulogies will 
begin at 10:30 a.m. at the church, prior to the 
mass.

Those wishing to make a memorial offering in 
George’s name can do so through his favorite 
charity The Rescue Mission. The family would 
like to thank everyone who cared for him and a 
special thank you to Hospice of the Valley.

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


Monday November 25, 2019

Carole J. Lewis

March 22, 1949 - November 24, 2019

Obituary

Carole J. Lewis, 70, of Masury passed away on 
November 24, 2019 at Hospice House surrounded 
by her family. Carole was born in Sharon, PA on 
March 22, 1949 to Carl & Altha (Messersmith) 
Sallaz.

On June 8, 1968, Carole was united in marriage 
to Larry Lewis, who survives at home.

Carole loved the outdoors. She was frequently 
found out in the stables with her horse, Vada. 
Carole had a lifelong love of animals. She also 
had a soft heart for animals in need and would 
nurse stray animals back to health. However, 
Carole’s favorite activity was being with her 
family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother 
and caring Grammy.

Besides her husband of 51 years, Carole is 
survived by her daughters: Kelly (Jonathan) 
Hauck and Jennifer DeLung; her grandchildren: 
Emily Lewis, Taylor DeLung and Brady DeLung; 
her brother John (Karen) Sallaz and well as 
many friends and other relatives. Carole was 
preceded in death by her parents and sister 
Margie Sallaz.

Visitation for Carole will be held on Friday 
November 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, Brookfield 
where a funeral service will be held on 
Saturday November 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American 
Cancer Society.


Monday November 25, 2019

J. Ted Tomak

July 25, 1934 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

J. Ted Tomak, Sr, age 85, of Louisville, OH 
passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019. He was 
born July 25, 1934 in Kipling, OH to the late 
John and Jennie Tomak. Ted was the owner and 
president of Regal Metal Products in Minerva, 
OH. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic 
Church and the Knights of Columbus. Ted was a 
former member of the Board of Directors for the 
Louisville YMCA, Central Trust Bank of Minerva, 
and Bank One in Akron and Minerva.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty 
Tomak, in 2016. Ted is survived by his 
daughters, Kathy (Tim) Cook and Nancy Tomak, a 
son Ted (Valerie) Tomak, Jr and five 
grandchildren, Tim Cook, Jr, Desiree Cook, John 
Balint, Christian Tomak and Lauren Tomak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 
1pm Saturday at St. Louis Church in Louisville 
with Rev. Fr. Robert Miller as Celebrant. 
Calling hours will be 6-8pm Friday evening at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Ted 
will be laid to rest beside his wife in St. 
Louis Parish Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family would like 
memorial donations made to: St. Joseph Senior 
Living Chapel Fund, 2308 Reno Dr, Louisville, 
OH 44641 or Cross Roads Hospice of NEO, 3743 
Boettler Oaks Dr, Suite E, Green, OH 44685.

                                      Stier-
Israel


Monday November 25, 2019

Anna Jean Ketchum

February 10, 1935 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

SALEM - Anna J. Ketchum, 84, died Friday, 
November 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 
Youngstown. Anna was born on February 10, 1935 
in Salem, a daughter of the late Thomas and 
Mary (Sommers) Reed.

Anna was homemaker and a member St. Paul 
Catholic Church.

Her husband Robert L. Ketchum Sr., whom she 
married September 3, 1966, died September 22, 
1996.

Anna is survived by two sons, James Robert 
(Lisa) Ketchum of Randolph and Robert Lee 
Ketchum Jr. of Salem; one grandson, James R. 
Ketchum II; one step-granddaughter, Melissa 
Scalia; one sister, Mary Hutton of Ephrata, PA; 
one brother, Bill Reed of Salem.

Besides her parents and husband, Anna was 
preceded in death by one brother, June Reed; 
and three sisters, Shirley Cribley, Ellen 
Makin, and Barbara Reed.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, 
November 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Stark 
Memorial with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating. 
Friends and family will be received Wednesday 
from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Burial will be held at 
Hope Cemetery

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


Saturday November 23, 2019

Randy Scott Paparella

April 17, 1971 - November 18, 2019

Randy Scott Paparella 48, of Kensington,  
passed away unexpectedly Monday morning,  
November 18, 2019.

 

He was Born on April 17, 1971, in Beaver 
County, Pa., son of the late Patsey Phillip 
Paparella and Donna Kay (Day) Gaus.

 

Randy was a 1990 graduate of Blackhawk High 
School and served in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He 
loved spending time with his family, going 
camping, hunting and playing Santa Clause.

 

Randy is survived by his wife, the former Heidi 
Ewing whom he married Oct. 28, 2006, children; 
Haley, Addison and McKenna Paparella, Noah and 
Madelynne Brieck. Siblings; Ginny Reed, Dana 
Hinzman, and Dan and Alex Paparella.  He was 
preceeded in death by his parents and one 
daughter Samantha Paparella.

 

Private family services were held on Thursday 
evening, November 21, 2019, at the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services.  The Salem Honor Guard offered 
military honors.

 

In the coming days, weeks and months ahead, we 
all will go back to our normal schedules, this 
family will not!  We all must hold them all up 
in prayer.  A simple text, email or a call to 
say, "Hello, thinking of you, need 
something?".  It may not seem like much, but it 
will let this family know they are not alone!


Saturday November 23, 2019

Shirley Maloy

May 27, 1963 - November 20, 2019

Obituary

Shirley Maloy, 56, passed away peacefully 
Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019, at her 
home after battling cancer. 

Shirley was born May 27, 1963 in Youngstown, 
the daughter of the late --- and Helen 
(Stetson) Black. 

She was a graduate of Liberty High School class 
of 1981, Shirley was a loving wife, mother, and 
grandmother. She was active with Easter Seals, 
and enjoyed knitting.

 Family was the most important in Shirley’s 
life. She leaves her husband, Jeffery Maloy, 
whom she married August 13, 2008, one daughter 
Stephanie Cripes of Austintown, two step-sons, 
Jeffery Maloy Jr. of Kinsman, and Justin Maloy 
of Youngstown, three siblings, Jim, Chuckie and 
Barbie, and three grandsons, Hunter and A.J. 
Cripes, and Justin Maloy Jr. Sherly was 
preceded in death by her parents. Private 
service will be held at a later date.
 Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.


Saturday November 23, 2019

Phyllis C. Johnson

October 9, 1933 - November 22, 2019

Obituary

Phyllis C. Johnson, 86

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 
at the Apostolic Assembly Church of Mineral 
Ridge for Phyllis C. Johnson, 86 of Warren who 
died Friday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 
Warren. 

Phyllis was born October 9, 1933 in Cannelton, 
West Virginia, a daughter of the late Harry 
Brooks and Thelma (Asbury) Stone.

 Phyllis was a homemaker, and a member of the 
Apostolic Assembly Church and a former member 
of the House of Prayer Church of Garretsville 
where her husband served as pastor for 50 
years. She enjoyed reading, embroidery and 
crocheting. 

Her husband, Pastor Ray Johnson, whom she 
married April 20, 1949, died June 8, 2014. 
Together they shared more than 65 years of 
marriage and had seven wonderful children. 

Phyllis was a loving and caring mother, 
grandmother and great-grandmother and will be 
dearly missed. Phyllis is survived by her 
children, Susan White of Southington, Peggy 
(Mark) Davis of Zanesville, Thomas Johnson of 
Warren, Pam ( Randy) Daniels of Zanesville, 
Joyce (Walt) Blagaich of Howland Township; 12 
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Phyllis 
was preceded in death by a son, Keith Johnson; 
a daughter, Judy Buckner; two sons-in-law, Carl 
White and Ray Buckner; four brothers and two 
grandsons, Thomas Jophnson, Jr. and Jamie 
Buckner. 

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. 
until 6:00 p.m.at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Mineral Ridge Chapel. The family requests 
material tributes take the form of 
contributions to Apostolic Assembly Church, 
1603 County Line Rd. Mineral Ridge, OH 44440.


Saturday November 23, 2019

BETTY'S OBITUARY


SALEM ---Betty J. Baird, 88, of Salem, passed 
away Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019 at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

Betty was born August 15, 1931 in North Lima, 
the daughter of the late Leroy and Mary (Knox) 
Hough. She graduated from Canfield High School 
in 1952. Betty was a former member of St Paul’s 
Lutheran Church in Leetonia. She had been 
employed at Woolworth’s and Ballonoff. Betty’s 
hobbies included bowling, roller skating, 
playing cards, and shopping. She was a 
wonderful and caring wife, mom, grandma, great-
grandma, and sister. She was fondly called 
Honey B. by her grandkids and GG by her great-
grandkids.

Survivors include her loving husband, Edwin 
Baird, whom she married November 15, 1952; her 
three children, Debra (Scott) Sanor, Becky 
Bruderly (fiancé-Jack Cavanaugh), and Douglas 
(Cathy) Baird; six grandchildren, Shawn, Tod, 
Brook, Andy, Nick, and Erica; ten great-
grandchildren; four sisters, Jean, Millie, 
Eileen, and Shirley; two brothers, Art and 
Earl; and numerous nieces and nephews She was 
preceded in death by her parents, seven 
sisters, and two brothers.

Per Betty’s wishes no services will be held. 
Arrangements were handled by Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons, Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem.


Saturday November 23, 2019

LUCY'S OBITUARY
Lucy Marie (Givens) Ware 93, of Salem, died at 
9:22 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Auburn 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

 

She was born on March 18, 1926 in Sacksonburg, 
W.Va., son of the late William and Luna Givens.

 

She was a home maker, loved to play Solitaire 
and play bingo. The TV was where you could 
often find her watching football or golf. If 
you would not find her crocheting something 
nice, she was doing things with the family. 
Lucy was a graduate of the Minerva High School.

 

Lucy is survived by her daughter Carol Louise 
Hively of Salem, three grandchildren, twelve 
great grandchildren and eight great great 
grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, 
Robert Lloyd Ware on March 27, 2002, whom she 
married on April 20, 1946, a daughter Luna 
Madelle Breault, her siblings; Hattie E. Kelly, 
Juanita B. Locke, Vera Manley, John Givens and 
Paul Givens.

 

Private family services will be held with 
pastor Kari Lankford officiating and burial at 
Highland Memorial Park.

 

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

Saturday November 23, 2019

SARAH'S OBITUARY
Sarah Jean (Brooks) Sanchez 84, of Salem, died 
at 9:44 AM Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 
Windsor House of Canfield.

 

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sunshine warm upon your face;

and the rains fall soft upon your face;

and the rains fall soft upon your fields

and until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

 

                                                                                                                                         
Erin go Bragh!

 

She was born on November 9, 1935 in Rochester, 
Pa., the daughter of the late Amos Milton and 
Mary Irene (Adair) Brooks.

 

Sarah graduated from Rochester (Pa.) High 
School and the Ambridge School of Nursing. She 
was a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren 
and Diamond Head Nursing home in N. Lima before 
retirement. She was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Rochester, Pa.

 

Sarah enjoyed taking various day trips 
throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania with her 
husband Frank. She loved to go antiquing, 
reading and planting beautiful arrangements of 
flowers. Also she loved to bake, cook delicious 
dinners and desserts from scratch that will 
always be remembered. She loved decorating the 
house for the holidays, but she most cherished 
spending as much time as she could with her 
only granddaughter Savannah.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death on March 20, 2017 by her husband Frank 
Joseph Sanchez, siblings; James Brooks and 
Betty Nahod.

 

Sarah is survived by his sons, Steve Sanchez of 
Pittsburgh, Pa., Frank (Julia) Sanchez of 
Boardman and Shawn (Jaime) Sanchez of Salem, 
Granddaughter Savannah Sanchez of Columbus, 
Oh., siblings; Ilene Sansone of Chippawa, Pa., 
Judy Denkovich of Beaver, Pa. And Kathleen 
Brantner of Beaver, Pa., and many nieces and 
nephews.

 

The family has chosen to have a private family 
visitation and services at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem. The Rev. Fr. Robert Edwards of 
St. Paul’s Catholic Church will be officiating. 
The burial will immediately follow in Hope 
Cemetery.

Saturday November 23, 2019

Denise Sommers

July 27, 1961 ~ November 19, 2019 (age 58)

Obituary

Denise Renee Sommers, age 58, of Canton, Ohio 
passed away unexpectedly in her home on 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019.  Born on July 27, 
1961, she is the youngest of five daughters of 
Dean Sommers and Leah (Sommers) Massolini and 
liked to refer to herself simply as “#5”.

Denise resided in Louisville Ohio, Salem Ohio, 
and York Pennsylvania before returning to 
Canton, Ohio to be closer to her parents.

Denise was a 1979 graduate of Salem High School 
and a former employee of Time Warner in 
Canton.  She wished to be remembered as the 
“butterfly girl” because of her love of 
butterflies.  Although she lived a life of 
difficulty and challenges, she kept her sense 
of humor and saw peace and freedom in the 
flight of the butterfly.

Denise is preceded in death by her father Dean, 
her step-mother Vivian, and her step-father 
Frank Massolini.  She is survived by her son 
Brian Christopher, mother Leah, sisters Cheryl 
(Scott) VanHorn, Lola (Tim) Conway, Ila 
(Dennis) Peffer, Mary Sommers, and many nieces 
and nephews all of whom she loved dearly.

We will miss our “butterfly girl” and pray that 
she has found peace at last.

According to her wishes she has been cremated 
and a private memorial service has been planned 
for the immediate family. Online condolences 
may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com


Saturday November 23, 2019

Obituary for Earl E. Stewart

Earl E. Stewart, 55, of Alliance went home to 
be with the Lord on Thursday, November 21, 2019 
at 3:26 pm at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

Born on April 19, 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona to 
Earl Barker and Barbara J. Stewart, he lived in 
Alliance for all of his life.

Earl attended Alliance High School, and was 
employed at Bry-Mar Masons.
Earl was a lover of all animals and wildlife. 
He enjoyed fishing and hiking, but especially 
loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Gail 
Gardner; four daughters, Jamie (Travis) Clark, 
Jennifer (Sam Gibson) Stewart, Jessica Stewart 
and Melinda Stewart; eight grandchildren, 
Alexis Ewing, Brandon Gibson, Logan Gibson, 
Mason Gibson, Kendra Gibson, Alyha Gibson, 
Bella Clark, Mila Stewart; two sisters, Barbara 
Rowe and Diane Clark and several nieces and 
nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a 
niece, Alysha Gardner.
The family will receive friends on Monday, 
November 25, 2019 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at 
Southside Church of God. 

His Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am with 
Rev. David Storlie officiating. Burial will 
immediately follow at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Angels 
for Animals, 4750 West South Range Rd., 
Canfield, OH 44406, www.angelsforanimals.org .
You are invited to view Earl's tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.


Friday November 22, 2019

Anna Mary (Kennelly) Tierney


Obituary

East Palestine- Anna Mary Tierney, formerly of 
Moon Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 
21, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman 
Hospital.

She was born in 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA., the 
oldest of five Kennelly siblings and the 
daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Conroy 
Kennelly.

Anna is loved and will be missed by her three 
daughters, Marsha Ann Savage, Mona (Daniel) 
Tierney-Lloyd, and Jamie Marie Tierney; her 
grandchildren, Traleigh Savage, Wesley (Dana) 
Donaldson, Antwuan, Autumn, Emmanuel and 
Clayton Tierney, and by her three great 
grandchildren, Elijah Savage, Luca and Mila 
Donaldson.  Also surviving are her brothers, 
Daniel (Gladys) Kennelly and John V. “Jack” 
(Nadine) Kennelly and two sisters-in-law’s, 
Mary Ann Kennelly and Susan Kennelly.

Anna’s husband of 53 years, James Tierney, whom 
she married on July 24, 1954, preceded her in 
death on January 9, 2007.  Also preceding her 
in death were her brothers, James Kennelly and 
Edward P. Kennelly.

Anna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman 
Catholic Church in East Palestine.  She had 
worked for Optometric Care in Aliquippa, PA for 
over 20 years, and was one of the founders and 
an officer of Brodmor HOA.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 
November 25, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 
the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, 
November 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of 
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, East Palestine, 
with Father Christopher Cicero officiating and 
Father Peter Murphy co-officiating.

Entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic 
Cemetery in Aliquippa, PA on Tuesday, November 
26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome a 
donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 
honor of Anna.

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


Friday November 22, 2019

Anna Mary (Kennelly) Tierney

Obituary

East Palestine- Anna Mary Tierney, formerly of 
Moon Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 
21, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman 
Hospital.

She was born in 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA., the 
oldest of five Kennelly siblings and the 
daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Conroy 
Kennelly.

Anna is loved and will be missed by her three 
daughters, Marsha Ann Savage, Mona (Daniel) 
Tierney-Lloyd, and Jamie Marie Tierney; her 
grandchildren, Traleigh Savage, Wesley (Dana) 
Donaldson, Antwuan, Autumn, Emmanuel and 
Clayton Tierney, and by her three great 
grandchildren, Elijah Savage, Luca and Mila 
Donaldson.  Also surviving are her brothers, 
Daniel (Gladys) Kennelly and John V. “Jack” 
(Nadine) Kennelly and two sisters-in-law’s, 
Mary Ann Kennelly and Susan Kennelly.

Anna’s husband of 53 years, James Tierney, whom 
she married on July 24, 1954, preceded her in 
death on January 9, 2007.  Also preceding her 
in death were her brothers, James Kennelly and 
Edward P. Kennelly.

Anna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman 
Catholic Church in East Palestine.  She had 
worked for Optometric Care in Aliquippa, PA for 
over 20 years, and was one of the founders and 
an officer of Brodmor HOA.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 
November 25, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 
the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, 
November 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of 
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, East Palestine, 
with Father Christopher Cicero officiating and 
Father Peter Murphy co-officiating.

Entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic 
Cemetery in Aliquippa, PA on Tuesday, November 
26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome a 
donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 
honor of Anna.

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


Friday November 22, 2019

Anna Mary (Kennelly) Tierney

Obituary

East Palestine- Anna Mary Tierney, formerly of 
Moon Twp., passed away on Thursday, November 
21, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman 
Hospital.

She was born in 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA., the 
oldest of five Kennelly siblings and the 
daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Conroy 
Kennelly.

Anna is loved and will be missed by her three 
daughters, Marsha Ann Savage, Mona (Daniel) 
Tierney-Lloyd, and Jamie Marie Tierney; her 
grandchildren, Traleigh Savage, Wesley (Dana) 
Donaldson, Antwuan, Autumn, Emmanuel and 
Clayton Tierney, and by her three great 
grandchildren, Elijah Savage, Luca and Mila 
Donaldson.  Also surviving are her brothers, 
Daniel (Gladys) Kennelly and John V. “Jack” 
(Nadine) Kennelly and two sisters-in-law’s, 
Mary Ann Kennelly and Susan Kennelly.

Anna’s husband of 53 years, James Tierney, whom 
she married on July 24, 1954, preceded her in 
death on January 9, 2007.  Also preceding her 
in death were her brothers, James Kennelly and 
Edward P. Kennelly.

Anna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman 
Catholic Church in East Palestine.  She had 
worked for Optometric Care in Aliquippa, PA for 
over 20 years, and was one of the founders and 
an officer of Brodmor HOA.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 
November 25, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 
the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, 
November 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of 
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, East Palestine, 
with Father Christopher Cicero officiating and 
Father Peter Murphy co-officiating.

Entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic 
Cemetery in Aliquippa, PA on Tuesday, November 
26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome a 
donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 
honor of Anna.

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


Friday November 22, 2019

Calvin H. Winters

December 11, 1924 - November 20, 2019

Obituary

Calvin H. Winters, 94

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Monday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel for 
Calvin H. Winters, 94 of Berlin Center who died 
Wednesday evening at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Boardman Campus.

 Calvin was born December 11, 1924 in 
Youngstown, a son of the late Robert and Agnes 
(Black) Winters and was a lifelong area 
resident. 

He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a 
member of the Canfield American Legion.

 Calvin was a steel worker for Youngstown Sheet 
and Tube for many years and then became a 
custodian for Dixon Elementary School in 
Columbiana for 15 years, where he retired. 

He was a member of Berlin Center United 
Methodist Church and was the chaplain for the 
Christian Motorcycle Association and also for 
the Good Sam’s Motorhome Club.

 Calvin enjoyed traveling with his wife on 
their motorcycle spreading the gospel and 
singing praises of God. His wife, the former 
Doris Lewis, whom he married January 24, 1946, 
died August 13, 2016. 

He leaves his children, Joanna Zimmerman, Tim 
Winters and Patty (Charles) Ripley all of 
Berlin Center; a daughter-in-law, Jackie 
Winters of Lake Charles, Louisiana; 20 
grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and one 
great-great grandson. 

Besides his parents and his wife, Calvin was 
preceded in death by two sons, David Winters 
and Calvin Winters and four brothers, Robert, 
William, Edward and Donald. 

Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 a.m. 
until the time of the service at noon at the 
funeral home.


Friday November 22, 2019

Susan D. Wilhelm

May 30, 1943 - November 20, 2019

Obituary

Susan D. Wilhelm, 76, passed away Wednesday 
evening, November 20, 2019 with her family by 
her side. Susan was born May 30, 1943 in 
Youngstown, the daughter of Bruce Daniels and 
Elster (Riley) Wright. 

She was a homemaker, loving sister, mother, 
grandmother and great grandmother. 

Susan was a former member of Pleasant Grove 
Presbyterian Church and a member of the 
Austintown Seniors Center. Susan enjoyed 
playing Bingo and spending time with her family 
and friends. 

She leaves two daughters, Vicki Wilhelm and 
Judy (Ed) Jewell both of McDonald, four 
grandchildren, Autumn (John) Dintino and Dustin 
Phipps both of Youngstown, Haley Toot and Ryan 
Toot both of AZ., three step-grandchildren, 
Jennifer Jewell of CA., Jessica (Brian) Darby 
of Cortland, and Morgan Jewell of Boardman, as 
well as six great grandchildren, Allie, Tyler, 
John, Joe, Lena Dintino, and Norah Darby. Susan 
also leaves one sister, Loranna (Paul) Ricker 
of Fort Wayne, Ind., and several nieces, 
nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 Besides her mother and father, Susan was 
preceded in death by her step father Edward 
“Scotty” Wright, two sons, Ted B. and John J. 
Wilhelm, one grandson Jesse H. Toot, three 
brothers, Ben and Thomas Daniels and Edward 
Wright, two sisters, Marquetta Waters, and 
Adrian Neubecker. Following Susan’s wishes 
there are no calling hours or services.

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.


Friday November 22, 2019

Patricia Ann Kalbfell

January 21, 1934 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

SALEM – Patricia Ann Kalbfell died peacefully 
in her sleep Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 
Salem North Healthcare. She was born January 
21, 1934 in Salem, daughter of the late Edward 
and Rose (Rodgers) Kalbfell.

Patricia made her home with her best friend 
Elizabeth Thatcher for 45 years. She attended 
Phillips Christian Church and was true to her 
faith always. Patricia worked with veterinarian 
Dr. Floyd Stanley of Salem and she helped with 
children learning to read at Reilly School. She 
attended sight saving school in Alliance and 
received her GED.

Survivors include a sister, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Monday, November 25, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Robert Laughlin. Calling hours will 
be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday at the 
funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Phillips Christian 
Church Sunday School Class, 35459 Salem Grange 
Rd., Salem, OH 44460.

Patricia’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday November 22, 2019

Paul Allen Webber

June 12, 1953 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 66)

Obituary

New Waterford – Paul Allen Webber, 66, of New 
Waterford, died, Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 
his home.

He was born June 12, 1953 in Salem, a son of 
the late Omar L. and Agnes C. Shultz Webber.

Paul was Methodist by faith and worked at Busy 
Beaver and M.E. Lumber. He enjoyed taking 
motorcycle trips out west, but his cross 
country adventures began with a bicycle trip at 
the age of 18. Paul was a Ford man through and 
through and he was happiest when he was on his 
tractor.

He is survived by a brother, Dale E. (Marcia) 
Webber of New Waterford; a sister, Carolyn L. 
(John) Scheel of Columbiana; five nephews, 
Jared (Juli) Scheel, Evan (Tiffany) Scheel, 
Aaron Scheel, Jeremy Webber and Joel Webber; a 
great niece, Hadley Scheel; two great nephews, 
Colton Webber and Grant Scheel and expecting 
two more Scheel blessings in the Spring.

Paul was preceded in death by, a brother, 
Lester L. Webber and a niece, Amanda M. Webber.

Per the families wishes, a private service will 
be held.

Burial will be at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, 
New Waterford.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of 
the donors choice.

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

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


Friday November 22, 2019

Beverly J. Billet

July 9, 1937 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 82)

Obituary

Beverly J. Billet, 82, of Leetonia, died at 
6:20 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Billet was born July 9, 1937 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late Andrew J. and Beulah C. 
Hanger Gluckner and had lived here all of her 
life.  She had been employed as a long lines 
operator first for Ohio Bell and later with 
AT&T for 33 years.  She was a member of St. 
Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Telephone 
Pioneers.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph M. 
Billet whom she married April 26, 1958; two 
sons, Andrew J. (Bobbie) Billet of Leetonia and 
Thomas V. (Katie) Billet of Alliance; her 
grandchildren, Joseph (Stephanie) Billet and 
their children Henry and Bethany, Andrew 
(Bronwyn) Billet and their son Bruce, Kelly 
(Dan) Bogunovich and their son Daniel, and Anna 
(Lucas) Strouble.

She was preceded in death by her brother, 
Thomas Gluckner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. 
Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Robert 
Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. 
Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Woods-Rettig Funeral 
Home from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Memorial 
tributes may be made to the Mt. Calvary 
Cemetery Association.

Sign the register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com


Friday November 22, 2019

Eileen M. (Hoebeke) Shuster

April 30, 1930 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

Eileen M. (Hoebeke) Shuster, age 89, of 
Alliance, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, 
November 16, 2019 at Copeland Oaks, with family 
by her side.

  She was born April 30, 1930 in Limaville, 
Ohio to George and Amelia (Krall) Hoebeke.

  A 1948 graduate of Alliance High School, 
Eileen graduated from the Hannah Mullins School 
of Practical Nursing and Hocking Technical 
College in 1986 as a Registered Nurse.

  She worked at Alliance High School as 
secretary to the assistant principal for 
thirteen years and at J.T. Nist Geriatric 
Center as an RN supervisor for seven years.

  She was a lifelong member of the Disciples of 
Christ, First Christian Church, where she 
served as an elder, taught Sunday school and 
sang in the choir.

  An active member of the Alliance community, 
Eileen served as a Girl Scout leader for 30 
years, with junior and cadet troops. She was a 
member of the Belleflower Garden Club, Pythian 
Sisters and Sandhi Club, which she joined when 
she was 16 years old. From 1994-1995, Eileen 
served as Grand Chief of Pythian Sisters for 
the State of Ohio.

  Survivors include her children, LuAnn (Joe 
Tucker) Shuster, of Lakewood, Susan (Edward) 
Ochs, of Cincinnati, Cynthia (Thomas) Benjamin 
of Miamisburg, Douglas (Kelly) Shuster of 
Cincinnati; daughter-in-law, Susan Kahle, of 
Solon; grandchildren, Andrew (Erin) Shuster, 
Benjamin (Erin Andreani) Shuster, Sarah 
Shuster-Tucker, David Shuster-Tucker, Amanda 
Benjamin, and Lauren Benjamin; great-
grandchildren, Evan, Isaac and Alexander 
Shuster; sister-in-law, Mary Hoebeke; and her 
Shih Tzu, Addie.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her 
husband, Elwood H. Shuster, whom she married 
March 27, 1949 and who died January 17, 2006; 
her son, David Shuster; brothers, Kenneth, 
Leonard and Raymond Hoebeke; and many beloved 
dogs and other pets.

   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. 
on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at First 
Christian Church with Sue DeHoff officiating. 
Friends may call the hour-and-a-half prior to 
the service at the church. Interment will 
follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. A luncheon 
will be held at the church after the burial. 
Like Eileen herself, and in keeping with her 
wishes, it will be a joyful celebration. She 
had asked that her friends wear purple, her 
favorite color.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to First 
Christian Church, 1141 W. Beech St., Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.

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


Friday November 22, 2019

William A. Redd

November 20, 1934 ~ November 20, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

Columbiana – William A. Redd, 85, of 
Columbiana, formerly of Leetonia and Canton, 
died at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 
at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

Mr. Redd was born November 20, 1934 in Lore 
City, Ohio a son of the late William H. and 
Beatrice Foraker Redd.  He served in the U.S. 
Army and had been employed as an engineer for 
the Timken Company, Canton for 40 years, 
retiring in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, 
Moonyeen Fairbanks Redd, his second wife, Carol 
J. Bell Ayers Redd, a brother, Thomas Redd, and 
a step daughter, Cynthia Ayers.

He is survived by a sister, Donna Burger of 
Florida; four step daughters, Marilyn (Sam) 
Camp of Leetonia, Diana Ayers of Alliance, 
Monica (Dave) Hoperich of Leetonia, Pam (Rick) 
Shriver of Columbiana; three step sons, Edward 
(LuAnn) Ayers of Salem, Clayton (Joyce) Ayers 
of Beaumont, TX, and John (Denise) Ayers of 
Youngstown; and several step grandchildren.

Private services and burial will take place in 
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia with Father 
Robert Edwards officiating.

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


Thursday November 21, 2019

Kathleen R. Kottar
September 7, 1939 - November 20, 2019

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Kathleen R. Kottar, 80

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 
a.m. Saturday, November 23rd at Immaculate 
Heart of Mary Church for Kathleen R. Kottar, 80 
of Austintown who died early Wednesday morning 
at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, 
after a short illness. Kathleen was born 
September 7, 1939 in New Kensington, PA, a 
daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth 
(Holetich) Kropelak. Kathleen was a member of 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and the Altar 
and Rosary Society as well as a CCD teacher. 
She was also the school secretary for 
Immaculate Heart of Mary and later was a clerk 
for SOS services located at the West Side 
Library from 1987-2008. She was a very devoted 
member of the church, attending Mass regularly 
and loved her Wednesday prayer group, the 
“Bible Babes”. Kathleen was also a former 
member of the Twins Club. She enjoyed going to 
the mall and shopping for clothes and was 
always well dressed from her jewelry down to 
her shoes. She adored all animals, especially 
the birds and the rabbits that she fed in her 
backyard. Kathleen was especially proud of her 
indoor and outdoor plants and always wanted her 
yard looking nice. She took great pride in her 
home. She was a devoted wife and mother and 
loved her children and grandchildren and will 
be dearly missed. She and her husband recently 
celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 24th 
and received a special Papal Blessing in honor 
of their Diamond Anniversary. Besides her 
husband, Michael H. Kottar, she leaves a son, 
Father Michael Kottar of Shelby, NC; twin 
daughters, Amy (Michael) Akers of Pickerington, 
Renee (Gregory) Selby of Nazareth, PA; four 
grandchildren, Paige, Benjamin, Kyra and 
Vincent. Kathleen also leaves a sister, Frances 
(Andrew) Massimino of Port Charlotte, FL and a 
brother, Andrew (Patty) Kropelak of Plum 
Borough, PA. Family will receive friends from 
9:00 a.m. until 9:40 a.m at Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church, with a Rosary service following. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
material tributes take the form of 
contributions to Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, OH 
44515. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Friends and family may view this obituary and 
give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

Thursday November 21, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" May Quimby
August 11, 1930 - November 20, 2019

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Elizabeth “Betty” May Quimby, 89, of 
Austintown, passed away on November 20, 2019 at 
Austin Woods Health Care Center.

Betty was born August 11, 1930 in Washington 
D.C., the daughter of the late Louis Lombardi 
and Catherine (Weiner) Souder.

Betty married Donald “Sam” Quimby September 12, 
1953 and together they raised a family in 
Austintown. Betty was a homemaker and loved to 
play cards, read and visit with her family.
Betty is survived by her children Joseph 
(Nancy) Quimby of Poland and David (Michelle) 
Quimby of Austintown; two grandsons Zachary and 
Eric Quimby; and her brother Richard (Janet) 
Lombardi.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by 
her husband, Sam, who passed away August 28, 
2015, her sisters Loretta Walker and Frances 
Melvin, and her brothers William, Louis, and 
Robert Lombardi.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00- 12:00 
PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A 
Funeral Service will immediately follow at 
12:00 PM at the funeral home. The family would 
like to thank Austin Woods and Crossroads 
Hospice for the compassionate care of their 
mother during this time. In lieu of flowers, 
the family requests memorial contributions be 
made to Crossroads Hospice or Smith Corners 
United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Wednesday November 20, 2019

Tina Louise Welton

February 14, 1960 ~ November 20, 2019 (age 59)

Obituary

SALEM - Tina Louise Welton, age 59 died 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 
1960, daughter of the late Frank and Shirley 
Siple Bazidlo.

Tina was a 1979 graduate of Salem High School. 
She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem 
Ladies Auxiliary. Tina was of the Catholic 
faith and one of her true passions was 
decorating.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Welton, 
whom she married August 29, 1997; one son, 
Craig Bazidlo of Salem; and one brother, John 
Bazidlo of Salem.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Stark Memorial.  
Friends and family will be received from 5:00-
7:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at the 
funeral home. Burial will be held at Green 
Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield at a later 
date.

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


Wednesday November 20, 2019

Edith Kish

March 1, 1922 - November 18, 2019

Obituary

Edith P. Kish, 97, of Bristolville, passed away 
at her home on November 18, 2019. Edith was 
born in Mecca, OH on March 1, 1922 to Harmon & 
Lucille (Sparks) King. She was a 1940 of Mecca 
High School.

On December 23, 1945 Edith was united in 
marriage to the love of her life, James Kish, 
who preceded her in death on March 20, 2005.

Edith was a 9-years breast cancer survivor and 
participated in the Niles Relay for Life yearly 
and was even Relay Queen. She was a member of 
the Ladies Aide Society of North Bristol 
Christian Church, Bristol Green Thumb Garden 
Club, Bristol Historical Society, Farmington 
Senior Center and Sager Cemetery Emeritus 
Trustee.

 Edith loved to travel, going on bus trips, 
traveling the US with Jim and the kids, going 
to the 50th Anniversary of D-Day with Jim, 
going to Hungary with Cathy to meet Jim’s 
parent’s family, and visiting England with 
Judy.

Edith is survived by her children Allan 
(Melanie) Kish, Judy (Rich) Hideg, Cathy 
(Butch) Kish, Robert (Patrice) Kish and; 8 
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and 
her sisters Barbara Welch and Beverly Zeiman as 
well as many other relatives. Besides her 
husband of she was preceded in death by her son 
David Kish and her siblings Lenore, Leslie, 
John and Dale.
Many thanks to Edith’s best friend and sister-
in-law Norma Jean Kish for the all the years of 
enjoyment and friendship. They also appreciate 
the friendship and care given by Joyce over the 
last few years. The family cannot express their 
gratitude enough to Southern Care Hospice for 
their outstanding team, especially Della, Pat 
and the nursing staff whose care made things so 
much easier for their mother.

Visitation for Edith will be held on Friday 
November 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
Cortland, where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor 
Pat Goss officiating. Burial will follow at 
Sager Cemetery in North Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial 
donations to Southern Care Hospice; 5401 Ashley 
Cr. Ste. E, Austintown, 44515, in appreciation 
of their compassion and friendship of Edith.


Wednesday November 20, 2019

Walter J. Wozniak

March 18, 1955 - November 20, 2019

Obituary

Masury – Walter J. Wozniak Jr., 64, passed away 
Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019 at Addison 
Health Care in Masury.

Walter was born on March 18, 1955 in 
Youngstown, OH, a son of the late Walter and 
Dorothy Gleydura Wozniak.
He was a graduate of Brookfield High School and 
made neon signs. He was a musician and loved to 
play drums. He also enjoyed going to flee 
markets and was an avid hobbyist collector.
Walter is survived by a brother, Wayne Wozniak 
of Youngstown; and cousins on his father’s 
side, Richard Wozniak of Hubbard, James Wozniak 
of Hubbard, Jean Kramer of Akron, Jan Nichols 
of Lady Lake, FL, and Raymond Dravesky of 
Sharon, PA.
Per Walter’s wishes, cremation is entrusted 
with Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel 
in Brookfield. There will be no calling hours.

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


Wednesday November 20, 2019

Max M. Smolira

September 12, 1934 ~ November 19, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

SALEM – Max M. Smolira, age 85, Tuesday, 
November 19, 2019 at his residence. He was born 
September 12, 1934 in Lafferty, OH, son of the 
late Joseph and Anelia (Waskiewicz) Smolira.

Max was a graduate of Lafferty High School, 
where he played football and received many 
awards. He was a Supervisor at General Motors 
for 20 years before he retired. Some of his 
favorite past-times were fishing, golfing, and 
bowling.

His wife, Betty Smolira, whom he married 
December 17, 1955 died October 2, 2019.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin (Noreen) 
Smolira of Salem and Kerry R. Smolira of Salem; 
a daughter, Karen McCullough of Salem; one 
brother, Harry (Delores) Smolira of Bethesda; 
several grandchildren and great grandchildren; 
and one great-great grandchild.

Besides his parents and wife, Max was preceded 
in death by two brothers, Stanley and Joseph 
Smolira.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Friday, November 22, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Francis Burkhart of Tri-County 
Church of God officiating. Calling hours will 
be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the 
funeral home. Burial will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit.

Max's obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Wednesday November 20, 2019

David Michael Aurin

March 8, 1952 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 67)

Obituary

SALEM – David Michael Aurin, age 67, died on 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 as a result of an 
auto accident. He was born March 8, 1952, in 
Aliquippa, PA the son of the late Walter and 
Joy Aurin. 

Dave was a 1971 graduate of Canfield High 
School.  After high school, Dave enlisted in 
the Navy and served his country with honor for 
four years on the USS Southerland in San Diego, 
CA. While in the Navy, Dave was a boiler 
technician and these skills led to his 
employment as a journeyman powerhouse mechanic 
at General Motors. 

He was able to retire from GM in 2006 after 
many years of swing shifts and 12-16-hour 
days. Dave was a hard worker committed to 
providing for his family and loved to reminisce 
about his youth. In his retirement years, Dave 
committed to helping animals find safe and 
loving homes. He spent hours working and 
volunteering at Angels for Animals and attended 
Salem First Baptist Church. He had a caring 
heart and was generous to all those in need. 

Survivors include Kate Haplea whom Dave shared 
a loving relationship with for over 20 years; 
son, Michael M. (Carrie) Aurin; daughter, 
Courtney (Scott) Norris; brother, Larry 
(Michelle); sister, Cindy (Suzanne Holland); 
grandchildren Taelor Norris, Jared Norris, 
Bailey Sisson, Charlie Aurin, Nora Aurin, and 
former spouse Linda (Steve) Reitmann and all 
his beloved pets.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents 
Walter and Joy Aurin. 

Per his request, no service or calling hours 
will be held. A private memorial service for 
family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting 
that memorial donations be made to Angels for 
Animals, 4750 West South Range Rd. Canfield, 
OH  44406 in Dave’s name. 

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

Dave’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Wednesday November 20, 2019

Myrtle F (Pitts) Rinehart

May 6, 1940 ~ November 20, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary

Myrtle F. Rinehart 79, of Sebring passed away 
on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Community 
Care in Alliance. Myrtle was born in Spurlock, 
KY on May 6, 1940 the daughter of the late R.E. 
and Maggie Pitts. She was employed at the 
former China Craft in Sebring as well as the 
former D-Con Plant in Alliance until her 
retirement. Myrtle was a member of the Ladies 
Auxiliary at the Sebring American Legion always 
working on clipping coupons for veterans. She 
enjoyed; Baking, Quilting, and known to 
socialize with everyone she met, but most 
important was to spend time with her family and 
friends.

Survivors include her children; Rita Rinehart 
of Sebring, Robert (Angel) Rinehart of 
Alliance, Carol (Kelton) Rinehart-Hepper of 
Battle Lake, MN. She is also survived by 5 
grandchildren; Robert Hepper, Tiffany 
(Rinehart) Patterson, Mikayla (Rinehart) 
Wallace, Christopher Rinehart, Michael 
(Rinehart) Moyer, 1 great grandchild McKynlie 
Patterson and Sisters; Birdie Porter of 
Columbus, Juanita Clark of Columbus, Jurlean 
Brogan Columbus, Dora Cappello of Detroit. 
Besides her parents she was preceded in death 
by her husband Robert H. Rinehart, her brothers 
Don Pitts, Bill Pitts, Bud Pitts, 2 Sisters 
Francis Moore, Easter Counts and long time 
companion Arthur Shaw.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, 
November 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Tammy Butcher 
officiating. Visitation will be held on 
Saturday the hour prior to the service at the 
funeral home from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Burial 
will take place at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu 
of flowers memorial contributions can be made 
in Mrytle's honor to the Sebring American 
Legion Post 76 @ 395 California Ave. Sebring, 
Ohio 44672. Friends and family may send 
condolences and sign the guest register online 
at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home Sebring, (330) 
938-2526.


Tuesday November 19, 2019

Joan DeNicola

October 18, 1932 - November 17, 2019

Obituary

Joan DeNicola, 87, of Cortland passed away on 
November 17, 2019. 

She was born on October 18, 1932 in Greenville, 
PA to Camillo & Lucia Smargiasso.

A multi-talented person, Joan was a consummate 
cook and homemaker, a creative artist and 
crafter, a self-taught musician, professional 
beautician, loyal daughter, loving wife, caring 
sisters and aunt. Joan enjoyed gardening, 
especially flowers.

Joan is survived by her siblings: sister Connie 
and brothers Nick & Paul as well as a multitude 
of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and 
nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, 
Anthony, her parents and brothers: Joe, John 
and Tony.

Visitation from Joan will be held on Wednesday 
November 20, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
Cortland where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be 
made to Habitat for Humanity or a charity of 
your choice.


Monday November 18, 2019

Donald E. "Whimp" Hulton

June 21, 1933 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 86)

Obituary

East Palestine-Donald E. “Wimp” Hulton, 86, 
passed away Sunday evening, November 17, 2019 
at Hospice House, Poland.

Mr. Hulton was born June 21, 1933, a son of the 
late Ray and Wilma Welch Hulton.

Wimp worked at Babcock and Wilcox in Beaver 
Falls, PA and was a member of Emmanuel United 
Methodist Church. He served in the US Air Force 
during the Korean War. He was an avid golfer.

Donald is survived by his wife the former, Mary 
Joanne Ward Mackall, whom he married April 16, 
1977; five daughters, Kathy McCarthy, Julie 
(James) Young, Karen (Rick) Gorby, Susan 
(Robert) McCullough, Mary Beth (Anthony) 
DiCello all of East Palestine; his son, Kevin 
(Rae Ann) Mackall of Kernersville, NC; two 
sisters, Janet Wolfe of East Palestine and Jean 
(Charles) Bathrick of Dresden; seventeen 
grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, 
Mike McCarthy and a brother-in-law, Jack Wolfe.

A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

Professional services were entrusted to the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

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


Monday November 18, 2019

Jean Elizabeth (Blair) Madison

October 21, 1926 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 93)

Obituary

  Jean Elizabeth (Blair) Madison, age 93, of 
Alliance, Ohio died Saturday, November 16, 2019 
at Community Care Center with her family by her 
side. Born October 21, 1926 in Alliance, Ohio, 
she was the daughter of the late Guian and Iva 
May (Shaw) Blair.  She was preceded in death by 
her parents; twin grandsons, Christopher and 
Mathew; and her husband, of 67 years, Elvin Ray 
on July 15, 1951.

  She is survived by three sons, Jack B. 
(Linda) of Catawba Island, Ohio, Richard S. of 
Bath, Ohio, and Robert T. (Brenda) of Alliance. 
She is survived by seven grandchildren, Sarah 
(Matt) of Cincinnati, Aaron (Juliana) of 
Florida, Conner, twins, Aubrey & Bailey of 
Bath, Ohio, Elliot and Ellen of Catawba Island, 
Ohio. She is also survived by two nieces, Cindy 
(Ron) Knepp of Alliance and Chandra Rudolph 
(Kelly) of Copley; and special cousins, Patty 
(pepper) Zwick and Cathy Colley.

  Mrs. Madison worked at the former Alliance 
First National Bank in the consumer loan 
department. She was a graduate of Alliance High 
School and attended Kent State University. She 
was an over 50 year member of Beta Sigma Phi 
business sorority and as a past president of 
the Alliance Chapter.

  Jean enjoyed gardening and baking, and was 
known for her pies.  She loved traveling with 
her late husband and spending time with her 
family. She has been an active life member of 
the First United Presbyterian Church. She has 
served the church as Sunday School Teacher, 
Deacon, Elder, along with membership in the 
church Women’s Society and many volunteer 
committees at the church and Camp Limrod. She 
has been a member of The Catawba Island Club 
and member of the Alliance YWCA. She was active 
in the school PTA and served in the past as 
president of the South Liberty School PTA. She 
also drove for Meals on Wheels for eight years.

 The family would like to thank Community Care 
Center and Alliance Hospice for the great care 
they have given to Jean over the last several 
years.

 Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday 
November 23, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Jim McCurdy 
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 
the service on Saturday. Burial will be in the 
Fairmount Memorial Park, Alliance.

 Memorial contributions may be made to First 
United Presbyterian Church, or Camp Limrod, c/o 
of First United Presbyterian Church, 265 W. 
Beech St., Alliance, Ohio 44601, or the Friends 
of the Park, c/o 2930 S. Union Ave. Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.

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


Monday November 18, 2019

Ann L Bobco

February 28, 1923 - November 16, 2019

Obituary

Champion – On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Ann 
L. Bobco, loving wife, mother, and grandmother 
passed away at the age of 95.

Ann was born February 28, 1923 in Niles to the 
late John and Frances (Bartolic) Wodogaza and 
married to Harry A. Bobco Jr. November 20, 
1948.

Ann was most well known for her talent in the 
kitchen, always having “something good” (often 
with way too much butter) for friends and 
family alike. She especially enjoyed cooking 
traditional foods such as potato haluski, 
pierogies, and stuffed cabbage, but her 
grandchildren will never forget the endless 
bowls of bow-tie soup accompanied by grilled 
cheese sandwiches. While her husband, Harry, 
loved a donut party of any variety, she loved 
the Easter-time special Paczki the most.

Ann loved being a mother, not only to her 
children but also to her grandchildren and 
great grandchildren. Her family and her faith 
were her two most important priorities. She 
belonged to Saints Peter and Paul Church of the 
Byzantine Rite in Warren.

Prior to family life, Ann worked for Niles 
Steel Products and Mullins Manufacturing. Ann 
loved singing, polkas, and dancing the night 
away, dressed to the nines with friends. It was 
there, at the Idora Park ballroom, that she met 
the love of life, Harry. They enjoyed traveling 
together and helping to organize Streetcar Stop 
37 ½ reunions later in life. They were married 
71 years.

Ann is missed by her loving children, Harry A. 
Bobco III, John (Rita) Bobco and Stephen Bobco; 
five grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her husband Harry, her daughter 
Barbara Ann Bobco and her son James A. Bobco.
Private services will be held at a later date.

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


Monday November 18, 2019

Lois (Althouse) McCormick

February 23, 1941 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

SALEM – Lois Althouse McCormick, age 78 died at 
12:38 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the 
Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown.

 She was born February 23, 1941 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Elmer “Nick” Althouse and 
the late Helen (Stackhouse) Althouse Gamble.

Lois retired from Salem Wallpaper and Paint as 
a wallpaper consultant and interior decorator, 
retiring after 30 years. She was a member of 
First Presbyterian Church in Salem where she 
was a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. Lois 
was a 1959 graduate of United High School. She 
was a Century House board member for over 40 
years. Her passion was gourmet cooking and 
flower gardening. She had a big heart and 
religious faith and always ready to help 
someone else. Her kindness has been received by 
so many. Family heritage and family were very 
important to her.

Survivors include her husband, William H. 
McCormick whom she married September 1, 1961; a 
son, Todd E. McCormick of Salem; a sister, Ruth 
(Earl) Harsh of Salem; two brothers, Homer 
(Marilyn) Althouse and Earl (Robin) Althouse, 
both of Winona; a sister-in-law, Donna Althouse 
of Marysville and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, a stepfather, Carl Gamble 
and a brother, Rev. Glenn Althouse also 
preceded her in death.

Per her request, no service or calling hours 
will be held. A private burial will be held at 
Yellow Creek Cemetery in Wellsville at a later 
date.

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

Lois’ obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday November 18, 2019

James "Jim" Russell Fattler

September 28, 1950 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 69)

Obituary

James Russell “Jim” Fattler, 69, of Salem Ohio, 
passed away on November 16, 2019 at home.   He 
was born on September 28, 1950 in Zanesville, 
Ohio to the late Russell and Vivian (Cain) 
Fattler.

Jim graduated from Salem High School, class of 
1968. 

He will be remembered for his love of music and 
sports.  He was an avid golfer and a loyal fan 
of the Browns, Cavs, Indians, Buckeyes, & 
Quakers.  He retired from Salem City Schools, 
where he was both a dedicated employee and an 
active volunteer for many Quaker sporting 
events.  He took great pride in his recent 
award for helping with Salem Basketball for 30 
years.  Never far from a song or story, Jim 
enjoyed playing guitar and imparting his 
knowledge to others.

Jim is survived by his loving family; son, 
Brian (Jaime) Fattler; grandchildren, Robert, 
Devin, Logan, and Kaitlyn Fattler, Emily 
Sheets, and Megan Zepernick, and great-
granddaughter, Jayla Rose Fattler.  He is 
further survived by his niece and many special 
friends, who he loved as family.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 20, 
2019 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial with the funeral following at 7:30 
p.m.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in 
death by his twin brother, John Fattler.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting 
that memorial donations be made to Salem High 
School Athletic Boosters, 1200 E. Sixth St., 
Salem, OH 44460 in Jim’s name.

To view James’s obituary or to send condolence 
visit www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday November 18, 2019

Robert J. "Bummy" Baumgartner

April 24, 1941 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

 

  Robert Baumgartner passed away Saturday, 
November 16, 2019 at 10:23 p.m. surrounded by 
his loving family at Aultman Alliance Community 
Care Center following an extended illness. 

  He was a lifelong resident of Alliance, born 
on April 24, 1941.  A 1960 graduate of Alliance 
High School, he worked at the Alliance Machine 
Company and retired after more than 40 years of 
service.  He was a member of the BPO Elks No. 
467 and Alliance Senior Center where he enjoyed 
playing ping pong. He was a past member of the 
Christopher Columbus Society. He was a member 
of an area softball league for many years and 
in the past participated in the Senior 
Olympics. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed 
watching the Cleveland Indians, Browns and 
Cavaliers.  He enjoyed skiing, gardening and 
making Italian pizzelles and listening to 
Italian music. He loved shopping at the 
Hartville and Rogers Flea Markets. Most of all 
he loved spending time with family whether it 
was a large family reunion or a small gathering 
of family or friends on the front porch.

  Survivors include his wife, Sara (Calderone) 
of 53 years; sons, Robert T. Baumgartner (Kelly 
Green) of Alliance; Brian S. Baumgartner (Nicky 
White) of Minerva; sister, Patricia Barnes 
Roman (Garry) of Alliance; sister-in-law, 
Angela Calderone Tortora (Angelo); brothers, 
Leslie M. Barnes (Joanne) of Homeworth,  Dick 
Baumgartner (Pam), and Tom Baumgartner (Dede), 
both of North Carolina.  Survivors also include 
a special extended family of Ken, Jan, Connor 
and Kendra Ruffier.  Their love and support 
over many years will always be remembered.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, 
Helen "Lena" Favazzo Barnes and Merle Barnes, 
and Ted Baumgartner of North Carolina; and a 
sister, Sarah Harrell of North Carolina.

  Services will be held Thursday, November 21, 
2019 at 12 noon at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, 
November 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, 
November 21st from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.  
Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

  The family would like to extend their 
appreciation to the doctors and nurses for 
their excellent care at both Aultman Alliance 
and Canton Hospitals.

  Memorial contributions may be made to 
American Diabetes Association at 4500 Rockside 
Road, Independence, OH 44131. 

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


Monday November 18, 2019

Carol A. Smith

December 2, 1950 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 68)

Obituary

SEBRING – Carol A. Smith, age 68 died at 9:30 
p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at her home. She 
was born December 2, 1950 in Salem, daughter of 
the late Frederick and Lucille (Steed) 
Morrison.

Carol was a member of the AMVETS Post 45 
Auxiliary.

Her husband, Derl B. Smith, whom she married 
August 6, 1979, preceded her in death June 21, 
2017.

Survivors include a son, Waid Frederick (Lisa) 
Smith of Sebring; three stepsons, Jerry Allen 
Smith of Beloit, Stephen Derl Smith of Salem 
and Dwight Edgar Smith of Sebring; a 
stepdaughter, Lisa Dawn Smith of Alliance; two 
brothers, James Morrison of Salem and Jon 
(Missy) Morrison of Newark; grandchildren, 
Sarah Weekly and Dalton Smith and many step 
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, a son, 
Lewis Keith Smith and a stepdaughter, Deborah 
Kay Fike also preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Rev. William Basham of Milton, WV 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring 
at a later date.

Carol’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Sunday November 17, 2019

Ella M. Zimmer

March 7, 1933 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 86)

Obituary

Columbiana – Ella M. Zimmer, 86, of Columbiana, 
passed away, Saturday, November 16, 2019 on her 
husband’s birthday, surrounded by her loving 
family at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care 
Center.

She was born March 7, 1933 in Darlington, PA, a 
daughter of the late Edmund and Anna Burke 
Veon.

Ella was Baptist by faith, she was a baker at 
the country corner, worked for baer auctions 
and cleaned houses. Ella enjoyed traveling and 
baking. Her husband and her enjoyed going for 
morning coffee at McDonalds and Burger King. 
Ella was very devoted to her family and she 
greatly enjoyed being involved in all of her 
grandchildren’s activities.

Her husband, Henry L. Zimmer, whom she married, 
June 30, 1951, died, March 17, 2016.

She is survived by two daughters, Margie 
Gaskill of New Waterford and Kathy Snyder of 
Columbiana; two granddaughters, Rae Ann (Jason) 
Gorby or New Waterford and Jen Wendell of 
Columbiana; two grandsons, Todd (Carrie) Snyder 
or Columbiana and Clint (Leigh) Gaskill of 
Lisbon and six great grandchildren, Andy, Anna, 
Wesley, Addison, Grant and Blake.

Ella was preceded in death by four sisters, 
Betty Rummel, Mabel Green and two infant 
Sisters; a brother, John Veon and a son in law 
Tom Snyder.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with pastor 
Jan Winnale officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the 
funeral home.

Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery.

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

To send flowers to Ella's family, please visit 
our floral section.


Sunday November 17, 2019

David A. Orr

March 2, 1946 - November 15, 2019

Obituary

Warren – David A. Orr, 73, passed away Friday 
evening, November 15, 2019 at Windsor House of 
Champion.

David was born on March 2, 1946 in Warren, OH, 
a son of the late Ario and Carol (Jacobs) Orr.

He was a 1964 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. He was the owner and operator of 
Warren Sweeper Sales in Warren for over 20 
years.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in 
Warren and a member of the Central Social Club. 
He was an Eagle Scout and Junior Scout Master 
with Troop 11 in Warren. He was an avid pool 
player and played in many leagues which 
included, the APA Pool League, Valley Pool 
League, Kracker Jack’s Pool League, and Warren 
City Pool League. He was a loving father and 
grandfather who was proud of his children’s 
accomplishments and adored his grandchildren.

David will be deeply missed by his children, 
Kelley (Ken) Younkins, Jason (Sarah) Orr, and 
Jacqueline (Anthony) Kraml; and grandchildren, 
Celia Orr, Emerson Kraml, Lennox Kraml, Hannah 
Orr, and Jonah Orr.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his brother Terry Orr; nephew Timothy Orr; 
and Aunt Katherine Dillon.

Per David’s requests, cremation was entrusted 
with Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts Clark 
Chapel in Warren.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Christ 
Episcopal Church located at 2627 Atlantic St. 
NE in Warren.

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


Saturday November 16, 2019

Leonard Thomas Malysa

February 18, 1946 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 73)

Obituary

EAST ROCHESTER – Leonard Thomas Malysa, age 73 
died at 6:24 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born 
February 18, 1946 in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, 
son of the late John and Angeline (Lubert) 
Malysa.

Leonard had worked for over 30 years as a press 
operator at GM Lordstown. He was a member of 
St. Philip of Neri in Hanoverton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. 
Philip Neri Parish in Hanoverton with Father 
Steve Wassie officiating. Calling hours will be 
held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church. 
Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

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

Leonard’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

To send flowers to Leonard's family, please 
visit our floral section.


Saturday November 16, 2019

John J. Maxim, Jr.

October 9, 1946 - November 14, 2019

Obituary

CANFIELD-John J. Maxim, Jr. passed away 
Thursday evening, November 14, 2019 at his 
home. 

John was born October 9, 1946 in Youngstown, a 
son of John J. and Grace V. (Hull) Maxim, Sr. 

He was employed by General Motors Corp., 
Lordstown Complex for 35 years, retiring in 
2007. 

John was a 1965 graduate of Liberty High School 
and served his country as a member of the U.S. 
Army. 

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed horse racing and 
was a loyal fan of Cleveland sports teams.

 John is survived by his wife of 36 years, the 
former Barbara A. Mikita, whom he married 
September 22, 1983; his daughter, Courtney J. 
Maxim of Cleveland and his brothers, Jim 
(Catherine) Maxim of Girard and Ed Maxim of 
Liberty. Besides John’s parents, he was 
preceded in death by his infant daughter, Cayle 
Grayce.

 Family and friends may call from 10-11 a.m. 
Tuesday, November 19th at the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel, followed by the 
Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be given to the family.


Saturday November 16, 2019

Karen L. Goldner

April 2, 1948 - November 14, 2019

Obituary

BERLIN TOWNSHIP – Karen Goldner, 71, of Berlin 
Center passed away at her home on November 14, 
2019 following a long illness. 

Karen grew up in Youngstown on the city’s West 
Side and attended Chaney High School. Her 
neighborhood friends and family were her 
passion and delight. She simply lived for her 
children and grandchildren.

Karen was a remarkable cook and enjoyed 
preparing meals for her family and friends, 
most especially over the holidays

She loved to watch Lifetime and Investigation 
Discovery channels, as well as crocheting 
blankets for her friends and family during her 
spare time. 

Karen leaves to cherish her memory her loving 
husband of 41 years, Edward Goldner, Jr.; her 
daughters, Mary Jo (Lenny) Yurcho, Lisa Goldner 
and Leanne Goldner; her sons, Gene Wibley and 
Thomas (JoLynn) Goldner; five grandchildren, 
Andrew, Sara, Dustin Jr., Mason and Giovonni; 
and her brother, John (Pat) Radovich, Jr., whom 
she was very fond of. Her son, Edward Goldner, 
III; her mother and father, Mary and John 
Radovich; and her brother, Tom Radovich 
preceded Karen in death.

 Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. 
on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Lane Funeral 
Home, 5797 Mahoning Avenue in Austintown, where 
a Memorial Mass will follow.


Saturday November 16, 2019

Jerry E. Malcomson Sr.

August 7, 1954 - November 15, 2019

Obituary

Niles – Jerry E. Malcomson Sr. 65, passed away 
Friday, November 15, 2019 at his home 
surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born on August 7, 1954 in Warren, OH, 
a son of the late Samuel and Charlette 
Malcomson.

Jerry was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High 
School and worked at Republic Services for over 
30 years until he retired on August 30, 2017.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 
47 years, Marjorie Malcomson, whom he married 
on November 14, 1972; his sons, Jerry Malcomson 
Jr. and Jason Malcomson; ten grandchildren; 
three great-grandchildren; brother Tim 
Malcomson; and sisters, Paula Haught and Lottie 
Garrison.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his brother John Malcomson.

Per Jerry’s request, cremation will take place 
by Lane Family Funeral Homes in Niles.

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


Saturday November 16, 2019

Rodney Mason Leach

May 25, 1946 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 73)

Obituary

SALEM – Rodney Mason Leach, age 73 died at 8:14 
p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born September 
24, 1946 in Salem, son of the late Dale Mason 
and Betty Jane (May) Leach.

Rodney worked for over 30 years as night 
superintendent for Sekely Industries, Inc. and 
previously worked at Electric Furnace Co. He a 
member of Salem Independent Hose Club and Salem 
AMVETS Post 45.

Rodney was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, 
serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include three sons, James (Tiffin 
Cisek) Leach of Livermore, CA, Ryan (Amanda) 
Leach of Pendleton, KY and John (Amy) Leach of 
LaGrange, KY; five daughters, Laurie L. 
(Charles Talbot) Chaffee of Salem, Rachel 
Whitman of Atlanta, GA, Constance (John) 
Bristol of Virginia Beach, VA, Angela (Edward) 
Blair of Norfolk, VA and Renee (Travis) Barnes 
of Lisbon, who was like a daughter to him; a 
brother, Jeffrey (Liz) Leach of Chippewa 
Township, Beaver Falls, PA; aunt, Ruth May; 12 
grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Rev. Robert Rowley officiating and 
military honors provided by the Salem Honor 
Guard. Calling hours will be held from 2:00-
3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial 
will be at Grandview Cemetery at a later date.

Rodney’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

To send flowers to Rodney's family, please 
visit our floral section.


Saturday November 16, 2019

June M. Herron

June 30, 1932 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

Leetonia – June M. Herron, 87, of Leetonia, 
died, Friday, November 15, 2019 at Mercy Health 
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown.

She was born, June 30, 1932 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late, Alfred and Josephine Cain 
Brunner.

June worked as a medical assistant for Dr. 
Pasko Chiropractic and was a member of St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church, Leetonia. She lived her 
life always putting God, family and friends 
first. June was well known for sending cards to 
everyone she knew and for always taking and 
sharing pictures. She enjoyed hosting family 
meals, cooking, baking, decorating for holidays 
and was a big fan of God’s Quad. June was 
overjoyed when she became a grandmother and 
that joy was doubled the day she became a great 
grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, John Herron, 
whom she married, June 7, 1980; a daughter, 
Karen (David) Ray of Leetonia; a son, Danny 
(Susan) Shimer of Milford, MI; a granddaughter, 
Kelsie (Nick) Markijohn of Leetonia; three 
grandsons, Darren (Amber) Ray of Leetonia and 
Matthew and Jacob Shimer both of Milford, MI; 
two great grandchildren Hunter and Emma June 
Markijohn and her “third son” Lee Unkefer.

June was preceded in death by a son, Larry 
Shimer; four sisters, Marty McBride, twin 
sister, Jean Albright, Doris Warner and Helen 
Durham, and two brothers, Ross and Lloyd 
Brunner.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Paul’s 
Lutheran Church, Leetonia.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and one 
hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. 
Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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

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our floral section.


Friday November 15, 2019

David Garrison Grubb

April 21, 1935 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

KENSINGTON – David Garrison Grubb, age 84 died 
at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his 
home. He was born April 21, 1935 in 
Darrowville, son of the late Earl and Estella 
(Veon) Grubb.

David was employed as a mechanic for Young 
Truck Sales Co., retiring in 1997. Previously 
he owned and operated his own trucking 
business. He never met a stranger and enjoyed 
mowing his yard and spending time with his 
grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served 
in the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra J. (Mountz) 
Grubb whom he married June 6, 1959; three sons, 
David M. Grubb of Salem; Mark G. Grubb of 
Hanoverton and Matthew S. (Laura) Grubb of 
Kensington; a daughter, Michelle L. (Timothy) 
Caddell of Kensington; a sister, Rebecca Snyder 
of Cambridge; three brothers, Darrell D. Grubb 
of Ravenna, Donald E. Grubb of Massillon, and 
Leland J. Grubb of Streetsboro; 11 
grandchildren, Devin (Jeff) Arnoto, Lee Caddell 
(Kaylynn Wattsers), Samantha (Justin) Lawson, 
Melissa (Adam) Trumbull, Brandon Grubb, Levi 
(Skylar) Grubb, Shawn Grubb, Luke Grubb, Olivia 
Grubb, Alaina Grubb, Noah Grubb and eight great 
grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a brother, Robert J. Grubb 
and a sister-in-law, Pat Grubb also preceded 
him in death.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Monday, November 18, 2019 at North Georgetown 
Cemetery in North Georgetown with Rev. Gene 
Hydrick and nephew, Rev. James Mohr 
officiating. Calling Hours will be held from 
6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 
Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at 
North Georgetown Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Salem Regional 
Medical Center Oncology Department and Hospice 
of the Valley for all their wonderful care and 
support.

David’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

To send flowers to David's family, please visit 
our floral section.


Friday November 15, 2019

James A. Petrarca

February 9, 1944 - November 12, 2019

Obituary

James A. Petrarca, 75

James A. Petrarca, 75 of Austintown died 
Tuesday afternoon at his residence following a 
long illness.

 James was born February 9, 1944 in Butler, PA 
, a son of the late Joseph and Julia 
(Christopher) Petrarca. 

He graduated from Girard High School and went 
on to serve his country in the U.S. Army. James 
worked as a foreman/manager for U.S. Steel for 
20 years, before retiring. He was a “Mr. Fixit” 
and did a lot of handyman work after retiring. 

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of 
Eagles #3298 of Austintown where he was a 
former trustee. James also enjoyed going to 
casinos, but most important to him was spending 
time with his family, especially his 
grandchildren. 

He leaves his wife, the former Joann Mayoras 
whom he married December 15, 1979; two sons, 
Timothy Petrarca, James Petrarca, Jr. both of 
Warren; three daughters, Mary Lynn Kotis of 
Youngstown, Tese (Matt) Donham of Ravenna, and 
Lisa Petrarca of Youngstown. 

James also leaves two sisters, Carmel (Tom) 
Reese of Girard, Katherine McCabe of Maryland; 
four granddaughters; two grandsons and two 
great grandsons. He also leaves many nieces, 
nephews, cousins and friends. 

Jim was a great husband, father, grandfather 
and grea-grandfather. We love you and will miss 
you…rest in peace. Private family services will 
be at a later date.

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


Friday November 15, 2019

William Carleton Bigelow

April 12, 1930 - October 31, 2019

Obituary

YOUNGSTOWN-William Carleton Bigelow, 89, passed 
away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Hospice 
House in Poland. 

Bill was born April 12, 1930 in Maumee, Ohio, a 
son of Charles C. and Ildah Brinsmaid Bigelow. 

Bill was a self-employed consultant. He was a 
graduate of Maumee High School and received his 
Bachelor’s degree from William and Mary College 
and later earned his MBA. 

Bill served his country as a member of the U.S. 
Marine Corp. during the Korean War from 1952-
1954. Bill was a member of First Covenant 
Church, where he served on several boards. 

He also served on the boards of the YMCA, 
Austintown Schools PTA, the Youngstown 
Optimist, Camp Mission Meadows in Dewittville, 
NY and was past president of Hands on 
Volunteer. Bill loved gardening. 

He enjoyed having parties and entertaining 
family and friends and especially enjoyed 
traveling to Barbados with his family. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, the 
former Carol Swisher, whom he married October 
28, 1961; his daughters, Pamela Bigelow of 
Santa Barbara, CA and Penny (Steven) Bigelow 
Golden of Chicago, Ill and his grandchildren, 
Connor, Reilly, Callie and Flannery Golden. 

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death 
by his brothers, Richard and Robert Bigelow. 

There will be a Celebration of Life Saturday, 
November 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Davidson’s 
Restaurant in Cornersburg. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Bill’s name, may be given to Camp Mission 
Meadows, 5201 East Lake Rd. Dewittville, NY 
14728; to Covenant Harbor Bible Camp, 1724 W. 
Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 or to the 
Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Yo., OH 
44511. Arrangements are by the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Anstrom Chapel.


Friday November 15, 2019

Leslie L. Prentice

November 17, 1943 - November 14, 2019

Obituary

Warren – Leslie L. Prentice, 75, passed away 
Thursday morning, November 14, 2019 at 
Washington Square in Warren.

Les was born on November 17, 1943 in Warren, 
OH, a son of the late Albert and Doris 
Prentice.

He enjoyed nature through fishing, playing 
horseshoes, and the occasional backyard fire. 
Les was loved dearly by his family, and a 
friend to anyone he met. Although this goodbye 
is eternal, his memory will live forever in the 
heart of his family and friends.

Leslie will be deeply missed by his loving 
wife, Bea Prentice, whom he married on July 7, 
1976; children, Albert “Butch” (Ellen) 
Prentice, Sarah Prentice, and Randy (Toy) 
Prentice; seven grandchildren, three great-
grandchildren, brother Ken; and sisters, Cook 
and Vonnie.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his sons, William Joseph and Tim Prentice

Family and friends may visit from 5 -7:00PM on 
Monday November 18, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts Clark Chapel at 180 Garfield Dr. 
NE in Warren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Buckeye 
Hospice at 810 Boardman-Canfield Road Suit 2, 
Boardman, OH 44512.

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


Friday November 15, 2019

Marie E. Lipp

June 13, 1928 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Rogers – Marie E. Lipp, 91, of Rogers, died on 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at her home.

She was born June 13, 1928 in Clarkson, a 
daughter of the late, Louis and Mildred Van 
Fossen Hole.

Marie was a homemaker and devoted her entire 
life to her family and church. She was a 
lifetime member of Clarkson Presbyterian 
Church, over the years she served as secretary 
of the women’s association, taught Sunday 
school and was involved in countless functions 
and events for the church. Marie’s main joy in 
life was her family and she would do anything 
for them, from serving on school booster groups 
to helping around the farm and always be 
supportive, she took pride in her family. She 
had also enjoyed being a member of the Lucky 
Eleven group and her garden club. Later in life 
Marie enjoyed going out to diner and 
socializing.

Her husband, Paul Rodney Lipp, Jr, whom she 
married, June 19, 1949, died, August 29, 2017.

She is survived by, a daughter, Penny (James) 
Gibson of Wake Forest, NC; a son, Gregory A. 
(Lauren) Lipp of Rogers; a sister, Edith 
(Robert) Welce of Rogers; three brothers, 
Clarence (Marlene) Hole of Rogers, Kenneth 
(Evelyn) Hole of Fort Myers, FL and Donald 
(Shirley) Hole of Orlando, FL; three 
granddaughters, Natalie (Andy) Gibson-Corrigan 
of Wichita, KS, Melinda (Tim) Dowdle of Nebo, 
NC and Lindsay Lipp of Cleveland; two 
grandsons, Jared Gibson of College Station, TX 
and Gregory Paul Lipp of Calcutta; a great 
grandson, Everett Dowdle and a sister in law 
Doris Hole of Florida.

Marie was preceded in death by a sister and 
brother in law, Esther and Homer Moore, Jr. and 
a brother, Albert Hole.

The family will receive friends from Friday, 
November 22, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 
November 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clarkson 
Presbyterian Church with Pastor Juliann Joy 
officiating. The family will receive friends 
one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will follow in Clarkson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
the Negley/Middleton Twp. Fire Dept. or Hospice 
of the Valley.

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

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our floral section.


Thursday November 14, 2019

Doris K. Walker-Gunther

December 29, 1945 - November 12, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND: Doris Walker-Gunther, 73, died 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 after a long battle 
with dementia.

Doris was the youngest of 10 children born in 
Mumford, Alabama to the late Cleveland and 
Annie Mae Walker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 
granddaughter Jessica Tyler; sisters Ruby 
Walker and Idella Walker-Murray; brother 
Roosevelt and Cleo Walker and stepbrother Eddie 
Bias.

Doris became a member of Triedstone Baptist 
Church after moving here from Alabama in 1959. 
She was retired from the United Steelworkers of 
America and a 1964 graduate of Howland High 
School.

Doris leaves her husband of 53 years William 
Gunther to mourn her passing; two children 
Kimberly (Kevin) Foy and William Keith 
(Rochelle) Gunther; grandchildren Shaneka and 
Briaune Gunther and Corbin Gunther Foy.
Doris also leaves her sisters Lois Ball and 
Ruth (Richard) Morton; brothers Leroy Walker 
and William Henry (Barbara) Walker; sisters-in-
law Diane (Dennis) Franklin, Wanda Richardson 
and Tracy Murray and Aunts Lela Rutledge and 
Effie Coats.

Per Doris’s request no services will be held. 
The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 Starr 
Centre Drive #4, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

“None of us lives to himself, and none of us 
dies to himself. If we live, we live to the 
Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so 
then, whether we live or whether we die we are 
the Lord’s.”
Romans 14:7-8

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.

 Arrangements were handled by Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.


Thursday November 14, 2019

Doris K. Walker-Gunther

December 29, 1945 - November 12, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND: Doris Walker-Gunther, 73, died 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 after a long battle 
with dementia.

Doris was the youngest of 10 children born in 
Mumford, Alabama to the late Cleveland and 
Annie Mae Walker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 
granddaughter Jessica Tyler; sisters Ruby 
Walker and Idella Walker-Murray; brother 
Roosevelt and Cleo Walker and stepbrother Eddie 
Bias.

Doris became a member of Triedstone Baptist 
Church after moving here from Alabama in 1959. 
She was retired from the United Steelworkers of 
America and a 1964 graduate of Howland High 
School.

Doris leaves her husband of 53 years William 
Gunther to mourn her passing; two children 
Kimberly (Kevin) Foy and William Keith 
(Rochelle) Gunther; grandchildren Shaneka and 
Briaune Gunther and Corbin Gunther Foy.
Doris also leaves her sisters Lois Ball and 
Ruth (Richard) Morton; brothers Leroy Walker 
and William Henry (Barbara) Walker; sisters-in-
law Diane (Dennis) Franklin, Wanda Richardson 
and Tracy Murray and Aunts Lela Rutledge and 
Effie Coats.

Per Doris’s request no services will be held. 
The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 Starr 
Centre Drive #4, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

“None of us lives to himself, and none of us 
dies to himself. If we live, we live to the 
Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so 
then, whether we live or whether we die we are 
the Lord’s.”
Romans 14:7-8

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.

 Arrangements were handled by Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.


Thursday November 14, 2019

Doris K. Walker-Gunther

December 29, 1945 - November 12, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND: Doris Walker-Gunther, 73, died 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 after a long battle 
with dementia.

Doris was the youngest of 10 children born in 
Mumford, Alabama to the late Cleveland and 
Annie Mae Walker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 
granddaughter Jessica Tyler; sisters Ruby 
Walker and Idella Walker-Murray; brother 
Roosevelt and Cleo Walker and stepbrother Eddie 
Bias.

Doris became a member of Triedstone Baptist 
Church after moving here from Alabama in 1959. 
She was retired from the United Steelworkers of 
America and a 1964 graduate of Howland High 
School.

Doris leaves her husband of 53 years William 
Gunther to mourn her passing; two children 
Kimberly (Kevin) Foy and William Keith 
(Rochelle) Gunther; grandchildren Shaneka and 
Briaune Gunther and Corbin Gunther Foy.
Doris also leaves her sisters Lois Ball and 
Ruth (Richard) Morton; brothers Leroy Walker 
and William Henry (Barbara) Walker; sisters-in-
law Diane (Dennis) Franklin, Wanda Richardson 
and Tracy Murray and Aunts Lela Rutledge and 
Effie Coats.

Per Doris’s request no services will be held. 
The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 Starr 
Centre Drive #4, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

“None of us lives to himself, and none of us 
dies to himself. If we live, we live to the 
Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so 
then, whether we live or whether we die we are 
the Lord’s.”
Romans 14:7-8

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.

 Arrangements were handled by Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.


Thursday November 14, 2019

Joyce Tarbet Halliday

January 26, 1932 - November 13, 2019

Obituary

Joyce Tarbet Halliday 87, passed peacefully at 
home surrounded by loved ones on November 13 
2019.
Joyce was born in Bellaire, Ohio the daughter 
of Roy E and Hazel E Weiss Tarbet on January 
26, 1932.

Joyce spent her early years on her family’s 
dairy farm, she was active in 4-H, spent 
summers at her Granddad’s cabin in Michigan and 
was an active member of the Rock Hill 
Presbyterian church. She graduated from 
Bellaire High School in 1950. She moved to 
Warren in 1973.

Joyce enjoyed gardening, baking, watching and 
feeding birds, horseback riding and quilting 
with her friends. Joyce especially loved 
spending time with her family and friends.

To treasure Joyce’s memories are her two 
daughters Patricia (Paul) Porter and Nancy 
Beatty Ohlin. Grandchildren Jason (Hali) 
Porter, Erik (Amy) Porter, Drew (Katie) Beatty, 
Amanda (Bethaney) Beatty-Joseph and George 
Beatty-Marsh. Great Grandchildren Owen, Ava and 
Maci Porter, Everett Beatty, Niko and Andi Joy 
Beatty-Joseph. Her extended second families of 
the Beatty, Ohlin and Marsh’s
and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, her 
husband Melvin Halliday, brother Robert W. 
Tarbet and nephew Stephen Tarbet.

Family and friends may visit from 6-8PM on 
Monday November 18, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts- Clark Chapel at 180 Garfield Dr. 
NE in Warren and from 10-11:00AM on Tuesday 
November 19, 2019 at Rock Hill Presbyterian 
Church at 56224 High Road in Bellaire, OH with 
funeral services to follow at 11:00AM.
She will be laid to rest at the Rock Hill 
Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice 
of the Valley at 5190 Market Street Youngstown, 
OH 44512 or Rock Hill Presbyterian Church at 
56224 High Ridge Rd Bellaire, OH 43906.

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


Thursday November 14, 2019

Ruth G. (Fatzinger) Siegfried

June 22, 1925 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 94)


Obituary

  Ruth G. Siegfried, age 94, of Alliance, 
passed away at 7:50 a.m., Wednesday, November 
13, 2019 at Aultman-Alliance Community 
Hospital.

  She was born June 22, 1925, in Cetronia, 
Pennsylvania, to George and Kathryn (Wassmer) 
Fatzinger.

  Ruth was a 1943 graduate of Allentown High 
School, an office worker and a homemaker.

  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran 
Church, Church Women United and Holly Rebekah, 
Past Noble Grand of Lodge No. 474 in Sebring.

  Survivors include her son, Tom (Denise) 
Siegfried; daughters, Linda McClarren and Pat 
(David) Kinnard; eight grandchildren; 21 great-
grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Dick) Brinkman; 
and son-in-law, Randy Yenter.

  In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded 
in death by her husband, Albert Ritter 
Siegfried, whom she married February 1, 1947 
and who died March 1, 1985; daughter, Kathy 
Yenter; and four brothers and two sisters.

  Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, 
November 19th at St Paul’s Lutheran Church. 
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home and also 
one hour prior to the service at the church 
Tuesday. Interment will be at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Showers 
Center for Childhood Cancer, c/o Akron 
Children’s Hospital One Perkins Square Akron, 
OH 44308.

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

To send flowers to Ruth G. (Fatzinger) 
Siegfried's family, please visit our floral 
section.


Thursday November 14, 2019

Dolores Claire (Moretti) Edwards

June 12, 1926 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 93)

Obituary

  "Together Again"

  Dolores Claire Edwards, age 93, of Alliance, 
passed away at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 
2019 at Brookdale in Alliance.

  She was born June 12, 1926 in Alliance, Ohio 
to Protasio Moretti and Lucia (Rinaldi) 
Moretti.

  Mrs. Edwards was a member of St. Joseph 
Catholic Church.

  She volunteered at Alliance Community 
Hospital, served as a poll worker on election 
days, and was a member of the Trentino Club.

  In addition to being a great cook, Dolores 
enjoyed gardening, sewing and playing cards.

   Survivors include four sons, David (Arlene) 
Edwards of North Canton, Thomas (Silvia) 
Edwards of Hartville, Ronald (Cherie) Edwards 
of Alliance, and Dennis (Peggy) Edwards of 
Edinburg; and seven grandchildren, and ten 
great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her 
husband, William Edwards, whom she married 
November 22, 1947, and who died August 28, 
2008; and four siblings.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, 
November 16, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Canon Matthew 
Mankowski of St. Joseph Catholic Church 
officiating.

  Friends may call the hour prior to the 
service on Saturday.

  Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic 
Cemetery.

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

To send flowers to Dolores' family, please 
visit our floral section.


Thursday November 14, 2019

Paul R. Smith

August 8, 1926 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 93)

Obituary

Salem - Paul R. Smith, 93, of Salem, passed 
from this life peacefully, on Wednesday, 
November 13, 2019 at Trumbull Memorial 
Hospital, into his heavenly home.

He was born on August 8, 1926 in Leetonia, 
Ohio, the son of the late George and Corrine 
Prettyman Smith.

He was a 1944 graduate of Leetonia High School 
and a member of the First Christian Church in 
Lisbon. He proudly served his country as a 
United States Marine during WWII in the Pacific 
Theater. He co-owned and operated the Smith-
Patterson Potato Farm for many years. He also 
worked at Salem Sanitary in his younger years. 
Lastly, he worked for Salem Township as road 
maintenance supervisor until his retirement in 
2005.

Paul was a hardworking husband and father who 
instilled his love of work and commitment to 
his sons. He was always ready to lend a helping 
hand to his family, neighbors and friends and 
is fondly remembered for all of his good deeds. 
His hobby truly was working on his beloved 
family farm.

He is survived by one brother, Bernard (Joann) 
Smith of Leetonia, his sons Dr. Larry (Lois) 
Smith of Shelby, N.C. and Lt. Col. (Ret.) 
Gerald (Cindy) Smith of Salem; a daughter 
Corrina Smith of Salem; Grandchildren, Stephen 
Smith of Shelby, N.C., Timothy (Michelle) Smith 
of Columbiana; Brian (Shana) Smith of Salem, 
Rebecca (Jason) Rynes of Libertyville, IL, 
Jackie (Scott) Richard of Watertown, N.Y. and 
Scott (Brandee) Wright of Shelby, N.C., Skylynn 
Smith of Salem and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his wife of 71 years, M. Margaret Smith, who 
passed away on October 22, 2019; infant sons 
Wayne Smith and Bryan Smith; his brothers Dale 
Smith and Donald Smith; one great grandson and 
one great granddaughter.

The family would like to thank Brookdale Salem 
for their loving care during these past two and 
a half years.

A private family memorial service will be held 
at a later date for both Paul and Margaret.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First 
Christian Church, 225 East Washington St., 
Lisbon, Ohio 44432.

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

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

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Thursday November 14, 2019

Gayle K. Paxson

December 28, 1923 ~ November 12, 2019 (age 95)

Obituary

Salem - Gayle K Paxson, age 95 passed away at 
6:59 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the 
Courtyard at Lexington, where he had been a 
resident since 2016. Born in Salem, Ohio, 
December 28, 1923, he was the son of Charles 
Clyde Paxson and Martha Greenlee Paxson.

Gayle attended Salem High School, graduating in 
1941. He enlisted in the United States Navy and 
served 3 years as water tender second class on 
the U.S.S. New York battle ship during WWII 
with engagements in the Pacific which included 
Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns.

Gayle was a tool & die maker and partner with 
Gottchall Tool and Die for 30 years retiring in 
1989. He previously worked at C.B. Hunt 
Company, Schnell Tool and Die Co. and King Die 
Corporation. He was a lifetime member of First 
Christian Church in Salem, where he served as a 
deacon and chairman of the property committee 
for several years.

Throughout his life, Gayle enjoyed many hobbies 
and interests. He was a private pilot and model 
airplane enthusiast, winning many awards for 
his airplane designs and flight competitions.

Mr. Paxson was preceded in death by his wife of 
64 years, Adda M. (Firestone) Paxson, whom he 
married October 22, 1949. He was also preceded 
in death by his parents and a brother, Robert 
E. Paxson of Summerfield, Florida.

He is survived by his two daughters: Linda 
Christen (Barry) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 
and Karen Johnson (Bruce) of Salem. He has 5 
grandchildren: Brian Christen (Lindsay) of 
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and Amy Christen of 
Littleton, Colorado, Katie Chalmers (Calum) of 
Richmond, Virginia, Brittany James (Jordan) of 
Lexington, Kentucky and Bruce Johnson, Jr. of 
Louisville, Kentucky and a great grandson, 
Bennett Christen.

Services will be held this Saturday, November 
16, 2019, at Stark Memorial. Calling hours are 
11 am and the service begins at 12 pm with the 
Rev. Leonard Moore officiating. Burial will be 
at Grandview Cemetery with full military honors 
provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Salem First Christian Church, 1151 
East Sixth Street, Salem, OH 44460.

Gayle's obituary may be viewed and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

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our floral section.


Wednesday November 13, 2019

Donita Lucille Pfahl

March 3, 2019 - November 11, 2019

Obituary

Donita L. Pfahl, 63, of Youngtown, passed away 
on November 11, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital in Youngstown.
Donita was born March 3, 1956 in Marshalltown, 
Iowa, the daughter of the late Donald Harlan 
and Mary Lou (Gear) Barnes.

Donita was a 1974 graduate of Dixon High School 
and was the first female to letter in three 
sports, softball, track, and basketball. She 
holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology 
from Western Illinois University and a Master’s 
in Business Administration from Notre Dame. 
Donita serve her country in the United States 
Army. Prior to retirement she was a contracted 
Manufacturing Manager at General Motors. She 
was a member of the American Legion Post 177 
and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Donita loved 
drawing and spending time with her family, 
especially her grandchildren.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by 
her sister Vickie Barnes.
Donita is survived by her husband, Raymond 
Pfahl Jr., whom she married May 14, 1977; her 
sons Raymond III, Russell, and Randall; her 
grandsons Owen and Oliver; her brothers Michael 
and Henry (Lisa) Barnes; and her sisters Marla 
(Javier) Puente and Colleen (Wally) Garza.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Saturday, November 16 from 12:00- 2:00PM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. A Funeral 
Service will be held immediately following at 
2:00 PM. The family requests any memorial 
contributions be made to the American Legion 
Post 177, PO Box 53, Canfield, Ohio 44406.


Tuesday November 12, 2019

Richard W. Dales, Sr.

July 3, 1933 - November 9, 2019

Obituary

Richard W. Dales, Sr., 86, of Cortland, passed 
away at St. Joseph Hospital on November 9, 
2019. Richard was born on July 3, 1933 in 
Warren to Ray & Edna (Barnard) Dales.

After proudly serving his country in the Army, 
Richard married the love of his life the former 
Delores (Dolly) List who preceded in him death 
in 2015 after 53 years of marriage.

Richard spent his career working for Farrell 
Gas Company as a service man.

Cremation has taken place and no formal 
services are planned.

Richard is survived by his sons Donald Dales 
and his wife Mitzi; Richard Dales Jr. and his 
wife Lori; his grandchildren Travis Dales, Niki 
Dales Gaut, Michael Dales, and Samantha Dales, 
and 6 greatgrandchildren. 

Besides his wife, Richard was preceded in death 
by his parents; his sisters: Bernice Tisler, 
Dorothy Dales, Theda Griffin, and Genevieve 
Bundy, and his brothers: Glen Dales and Ray 
Dales.


Tuesday November 12, 2019

Gary Lee Luzadder

November 5, 1956 - November 10, 2019

Obituary

Lordstown -- Gary Lee Luzadder, 63, of 
Lordstown, passed away Sunday, November 10, 
2019. Gary will always be remembered for the 
love he had for his family. 

He was born November 5, 1956 in Fairmont West 
Virginia, the son of the late Robert and 
Claudette (Gibson) Luzadder. 

He was a 1976 graduate of Lordstown High 
School, the last class of the old high school 
building. 

Gary married the love of his life, Diane Jo 
(Sabo) Luzadder, on August 4, 1979 and they 
enjoyed 40 blessed years of marriage. 

Gary retired after 39 years at Lordstown School 
System in maintenance. 

He also worked at Sam’s Club in Niles, Ohio for 
12 years. Most recent, he was a teacher aide 
for Trumbull County Schools. 

Gary had many passions throughout his life. He 
loved cooking, baking, creating and decorating 
cakes, and making crafts for his family and 
friends. He looked forward to decorating his 
garage every year for the Lordstown Community 
trick-or-treat.

He was an active member of the Lordstown Lions 
Club for many years. Previously, he was 
involved in the Lordstown Apple Cider Festival 
committee and bowling league. 

Gary was a member of Saint Joseph and Saint 
Mary Catholic Church of Newton Falls. He was a 
truly adored patriarch for his family. 

He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren 
– always supporting them throughout their 
lives. He was a loyal friend to everyone. 

Besides his parents, Gary is preceded in death 
by his father-in-law, Joseph Sabo. 

Gary leaves behind, to hold onto precious 
memories of him: his wife, Diane Jo; his 
beloved children, Jeremy (Megan) Luzadder of 
Warren and Jennifer (Pete) Fannin of Lordstown; 
three grandchildren, Zoie, Brielle, and Grayson 
Luzadder; his sister Tracie Luzadder and 
brother Bobby (Lisa) Luzadder, both of 
Lordstown; his sisters-in-law Kathy (Mark) Pelo 
of Parkman and Joanne (John) Dubiel of Colorado 
Springs, Colorado; his mother-in-law Alberta 
Sabo of Newton Falls; and numerous nieces and 
nephews. 

He will be missed by his faithful beagle/shih 
tzu, Izzy and his grand-dog, Jack. 

Family and friends may call Friday, November 15 
at Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel from 9 
A.M. to 1 P.M. with services beginning at 1 
P.M. Gary will be laid to rest at Lordstown 
Cemetery.


Tuesday November 12, 2019

Louis G. DiNardo, Jr.

December 21, 1956 - November 11, 2019

Obituary

BOARDMAN-Louis G. DiNardo, Jr. was born in 
Youngstown, Ohio on December 21, 1956, a son of 
Louis and Willa Mae (Horner) DiNardo, Sr.

 After a brief fight with cancer, he died here 
on November 11, 2019. 

He married his wife, Karin on June 11, 2011. 
His profession was software engineering. 

He loved the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio 
State Buckeyes. In 1997 he was inducted into 
the Greater Youngstown Bowling Association Hall 
of Fame and was a member of the Mahoning Valley 
Astronomy Society. 

He had served as a club trustee of the MVAS and 
was club president from 2013-2015. He was also 
a member of the Northeast Ohio Astro-imagers 
and active on Astro-imaging web groups, helping 
many other imagers perfect their photos. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his brother, 
William; his wife, Karin; 3 step children, 
David Owens, Melissa (Daniel) Lewis and Melinda 
(Steve) Arquette and 10 step grandchildren, 
Kaitlin, Dannah, Gwen, Steven, Aiden, Jakob, 
Gracie, Joel, Luke and Zandar. 

As per his wishes, there are no services or 
calling hours.

 Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Anstrom Chapel.


Monday November 11, 2019

Ralph S. Roberts

April 24, 1946 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 73)

Obituary

SALEM – Ralph S. Roberts, age 73 died at 3:05 
p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Community 
Hospice House in New Philadelphia. He was born 
April 24, 1946 in Hundred, West Virginia, son 
of the late Lizzie Kirkpatrick.

Ralph was employed in salvage repair at General 
Motors Lordstown and Euclid for 40 years 
retiring in 2008. He enjoyed family dinners and 
spending time with his dog, Cookie.

Ralph served in the U.S. Marines during the 
Vietnam War with 16 months in Vietnam.

Survivors include Leona C. (Farkas) Roberts, 
whom he married July 2, 1984; two sons, Steven 
(Antha) Roberts of Damascus and Daniel Spiker 
of Spokane, WA; a daughter, Tracie Herbert of 
Alliance; four grandchildren, Mariah Herbert, 
Shelbi Roberts, and Ryen and Daniel Spiker.

Besides his mother, two sisters, Nelda Rose 
Cooper and Norma Jean Yoho and two brothers, 
Raymond and James Kirkpatrick also preceded him 
in death.

A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Mike Kimball officiating. Military 
honors will be provided by the Salem Honor 
Guard. Calling hours will be held from 4:00-
6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial 
will be at Alliance City Cemetery at a later 
date. “Semper Fi”

Ralph’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

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Monday November 11, 2019

Tommy Joe Shultz

July 3, 1982 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 37)

Obituary

SALEM – Tommy Joe Shultz, age 37 died at 11:46 
p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the 
Cleveland Clinic. He was born July 3, 1982 in 
Ravenna, son of Sherry A. (Henderson) Shultz 
and the late William R. Shultz.

Tommy worked as a welder for nine years at 
Winkle Industries in Alliance. He was a 2000 
graduate of Salem High School. Tommy was a 
loving son, father, companion, brother and 
uncle.

Survivors include his mother, Sherry Shultz of 
Salem; companion Jessica Cameron of Salem; a 
son, Jason Shultz of Salem; four daughters, 
Emma Shultz of Salem, Jayden Cameron-Shultz at 
home, Kendra Cameron at home and Makayla 
Cameron-Dawes at home; two sisters, Jackie 
(Rick) Graffius and Jessica Shultz, both of 
Salem and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his father, a nephew, Isaiah Graffius 
also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

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

Tommy’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

To send flowers to Tommy's family, please visit 
our floral section.


Monday November 11, 2019

Geraldine T. Strawser

December 10, 1938 - November 10, 2019

Obituary

Geraldine T. Strawser, 80, of Ellsworth passed 
away peacefully Sunday November 10, 2019 at 
Briarfield at Ashley Circle with her loved ones 
by her side. 

Geraldine was born December 10, 1938 in 
Morgantown, WV, the daughter of Basil and 
Lucille (Mayfield) Foster. Geraldine was a 
housekeeper throughout the years.

 One of her greatest joys in life was her love 
of God and her family. She loved spending time 
with her family and friends. 

She was a big fan of old country music, as well 
as John Wayne and Chuck Norris movies. She also 
loved to work on puzzles and word searches and 
she also liked to clean.

 Geraldine leaves her children, Donna Bigelow 
of North Jackson, Judy Pennington of 
Youngstown, Dody Giovanni of Ellsworth, 
Beatrice Toole of Austintown, Sandy (Thomas) 
Upchurch of Lake Milton, and Ken (Diane) Donley 
of St. Augustine, FL., Carol Lemasters of 
Leavittsburg, Colleen Lewis of Cuyahoga Falls, 
Connie Gaither of Lake More, Debbie Donley and 
Diana Best both of Pittsburg. 

She is also survived by many grandchildren, 
great grandchildren, and great-great 
grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, Geraldine is preceded in 
death by her husband, Ernest, her sisters 
Delores Jones and Betty King, and her 
granddaughter Cristy Bigelow. 

Family and friends may call Saturday, November 
16, at Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel 
from 1 to 3 P.M. with services beginning at 3 
P.M.


Monday November 11, 2019

Eleanore L. Lough

July 5, 1928 - October 22, 2019

Obituary

Eleanore L. Lough, 91 of Howland, also known 
affectionately as "Norny", passed away 
peacefully of natural causes at home surrounded 
by her family Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She 
was born July 5, 1928, in Warren Ohio, the 
daughter of Banks and Hazel (Coffman) Hunter 
and lived in the area her whole life.

Eleanore attended Champion Schools for eleven 
years and graduated from Warren G. Harding High 
School, then proceeded to work as Secretary for 
the Warren Board of Education at Garfield 
Elementary for 28 years. After raising her 
family, she continued working for Country 
Classics, the Mole Hole, and Lady Bugs 
Unlimited prior to returning to the Warren 
school system as Educational Aide for Garfield, 
Devon, and Lincoln Elementary.

Eleanore enjoyed cooking, baking, golfing, 
gardening, and loved to travel.

She will be deeply missed by her son, Alan K. 
Lough, her sister, Katherine (Betty) Collins, 
two brothers, Kenneth Hunter, and Richard 
Hunter. She was a beloved aunt to many.

Besides her parents, Eleanore was preceded in 
death by one sister, Corrine (Hunter) Kirk, and 
two brothers, Robert Hunter, and Milton Hunter.

The family would like to thank Ohio Living Home 
Care and Hospice for their help in the caring, 
comfort,
and support for Eleanore.


Monday November 11, 2019

Stephen Martin Kachur

August 12, 1923 - November 10, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND — Stephen M. Kachur, 96, passed away 
peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 
Aultman Compassionate Care Center in Canton, 
Ohio.

Steve was born August 12, 1923, in Smock, 
Pennsylvania, the son of John and Mary Kachur, 
immigrants to the United States from Bardejov, 
Slovakia. Steve moved with his family to Mecca 
in 1933 and graduated from Mecca High School in 
1943. He was an enthusiastic sportsman who 
played basketball, baseball, and track in high 
school. Steve worked at ITT Grinnell 
Corporation in Warren for 42 years, retiring in 
1985.

Steve and his wife Claire were members of St. 
Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland 
for 60 years. A loving husband and father, 
Steve and Claire raised four children in 
Cortland. In retirement, Steve enjoyed 
gardening, and in repairing and restoring his 
100 year old farmhouse. Steve and Claire 
travelled to Greece, Japan, Ireland, Tanzania, 
and Colombia to visit family and friends. In 
his later years he enjoyed driving through the 
countryside of Ohio.

Steve will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 
years, the former Claire Lake of Hartsgrove, 
Ohio; his children Kathy Black (Andrew) of 
Canton, Susan (Thomas Kunkle) of Charleston, 
SC, Patrick (Terence Jackson) of New York, NY, 
and Daniel of Arlington, VA; grandchildren 
Carolyn and Jillian Black; Walter, Jacob and 
Claire Kunkle; his brother Thomas Kachur, and 
his sister Catherine Drawl; and dozens of 
nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; 
sister Mary Urchek; and brothers John, Joseph, 
Michael, and Paul.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, November 
13, from 4-6PM at Lane Shafer-Winans Funeral 
Home, 164 North High Street in Cortland. A Mass 
of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on 
Thursday, November 14, at St. Roberts Catholic 
Church, 4659 Niles Cortland Road, Cortland, 
officiated by the Rev. Father Carl Kish.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
contributions be made to Aultman Compassionate 
Care Center of Canton, Ohio 
(https://aultmanfoundation.org/home/giving/choo
se-your-good/hospice/ ) or to St. Robert’s 
Parish of Cortland. Visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and 
condolences with Steve’s family.


Monday November 11, 2019

JUDITH "JUDY"'S OBITUARY

Judith “Judy” Ann Weingart 76, of Salem, passed 
away Monday, 2:54 PM November 4, 2019, at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown following a 
sudden unexpected illness. 

Judy was born on November 19, 1942 in Salem, 
the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Wire) 
Dustman. 

She was a 1960 graduate of Leetonia High School 
and retired from Essex of Salem Nursing Home 
where she worked in the kitchen. 

Judy was a devoted and very active member of 
the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Salem and 
her faith was of the upmost importance to her. 

She was also an original member of the “Seven 
and One Club”, a card club, for 55 years since 
its inception in 1964. She deeply cherished 
time spent with her family and friends. 

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, 
Fred Weingart, whom she married on August 11, 
1963; three sons, Troy Weingart and Kevin 
Weingart both of Salem and Christopher Weingart 
of New Waterford; a brother Frank Dustman Jr. 
and sister Connie (Marty) Catlos both of Salem; 
three grandsons, Kyle Weingart of Chippewa 
Lake, Oh.; Noah Weingart of New Waterford; and 
Thomas Weingart of North Carolina; three 
granddaughters, Jennifer Weingart of Alliance, 
Oh.; Erica Weingart of Toronto, Oh.; and Kaylin 
Weingart of Chippewa Lake, Oh. Judy was an 
extremely selfless person and always gave of 
herself while expecting nothing in return, she 
only wanted to help others in anyway she could. 

She continues this history of giving even in 
death when she chose to be an organ/tissue 
donor through lifebanc because she wanted to 
keep helping people in need that she has never 
even met. That sums up the kind of person Judy 
Weingart was. 

The family wishes to thank the officers of the 
New Waterford Police Department, the ambulance 
crew/dispatchers of East Palestine Fire 
Department and new Waterford Fire Departmant, 
the crew of Stat MedEvac, and the medical staff 
at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital , and the 
compassion in-house coordinator of Lifebanc.


Monday November 11, 2019

DOROTHY'S OBITUARY
Dorothy Lorraine (Coleman) Bixler 90, of Salem, 
(formerly of Muir, Pa.) died at 9:10 PM 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Akron General 
Hospital following a stroke.

 

She was born on December 15, 1928, in 
Sacramento, Pa., the daughter of the late Fred 
Ray and Sadie Melinda (Weidman) Coleman.

 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem 
Bible Methodist Church (a former member of the 
Muir Pilgrim Holiness Church). She was an 
excellent Pennsylvania Dutch cook, crocheted 
many blankets and doilies and a dear friend to 
all.

 

She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Jean 
Bixler of Salem, two brothers; Gene (Carol) 
Coleman and Thomas Coleman both of Middletown, 
Pa.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her husband, Joseph Clair Bixler in 
1982, son Clair Joseph Bixler, a young man she 
raised, Steve Gregg Neubold, siblings; Daniel, 
Earl and Shirley Coleman and Marion Leitzel.

 

Services will be held on Tuesday, 7 Pm at the 
Salem Bible Methodist Church with Rev. David W. 
Crosley officiating. A time of visitation will 
be from 5 to 7 Pm at the church. There will be 
additional services on Thursday at the Muir 
(Pa) Pilgrim Holiness Church and burial will 
follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Muir, Pa. 
(Services will be at 11 AM Thursday, Visitation 
10-11 AM at the Muir (Pa.) Pilgrim Holiness 
Church, burial to immediately follow in 
Fairview Cemetery)

 

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

Monday November 11, 2019

Madeline Lemire 67, of Butler Twp., Salem, died 
at 7:20 PM Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her 
home.

 

She was born on September 11, 1952 in 
Manchester, NH., the daughter of the late Louis 
and Joan (Lavoie) Lemire.

 

She attended the Damascus Friends Church and 
enjoyed bingo, crafts, painting and spending 
time with family and friends.

 

She is survived by her children; Michelle Coco 
and Ray Martin both of New Hampshire, Joanne 
Williams and Cheryl Swank both of Salem, Joseph 
Carchide of Alliance, Step children, Tracey 
Brown and Brian Carchide both of Vermont, many 
grand and great grandchildren, siblings Suxanne 
and Beverly Lemire of New Hampshire.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by a daughter Shirley Carchide, grandson 
William Choate III and a sister Diane Lemire.

 

There will be a service held in the near future 
that will be announced.

 

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

Sunday November 10, 2019

Jack Wesley Krell

February 5, 1929 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 90)

Obituary

Hanoverton- Jack Wesley Krell was born February 
5, 1929  in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.  His parents 
were Harry and Nellie (Jones) Krell.  Jack was 
the  third of four children.  He was preceded 
in death by his sister, Marcella and two 
brothers,  Kenneth and Donald.  He entered the 
United States Navy and served from 1946 - 
1954.  

He met Erleen  Moseley in Clemson, South 
Carolina while completing his High School 
Degree.  They  were married on November 26, 
1953 at the  Northridge Wesleyan Church in 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Jack and Erleen have four Children:  Joy  and 
Joseph Bernet, Ronda & Jack Kill,  Mark &  
Katia Krell, and Wayne & Debbie Krell.  They 
were married for 34 years when in  July of 
1987, his beloved bride passed away.  

There are ten Grandchildren: Kelly, Tom,  Adam, 
Zach, Jackie, Nick, Laura, Luke,  Jennifer, and 
Anna, and eleven Great  Grandchildren: Cole, 
Trent, Jaxon, Adrian,  Shaylyn, Dakota, Jack, 
Wendy, Kai, Gideon,  and Mary on the way in 
December.  

Jack labored hard to provide for his family  
working in various occupations such as a  
milkman, a factory worker at NCR and Delco  
Morraine. Then for 20 years maintained County 
roads as an engineer for Montgomery  County 
until his retirement in 1997.      

He loved attending Church and was a  faithful 
member, serving in many ways at the  Northridge 
Wesleyan Church until moving to  Guilford Lake 
in 1998.

 There the Salem  Wesleyan Methodist Church 
became a new  treasured faith family.  He was a 
much loved  greeter and friend to many there. 

His faith in God and the salvation he 
experienced was a paramount experience that  
guided his entire life. Quiet by nature, 
humble, but always ready to tease, wink, and 
give a  grin.  He greatly enjoyed gardening, 
puzzles, ice  cream, dominoes, peanut butter, 
and traveling.  

We thank God for his life.  He was an excellent 
cook, a great host, and above all else the 
greatest of Fathers. Jack’s circle of influence 
is wide and his faith deep and he is loved by 
so  many.  

We thank God for his life. Friends and family 
will be received at Salem Wesleyan Methodist 
Church today Nov. 11, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
and Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. 
-11:00 a.m. at the church.A funeral service 
will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Salem 
Wesleyan Methodist Church, with Pastor Stanley 
Grabill officiating.

Burial will be Wednesday at Forest Hills 
Memorial Gardens in Tipp City, Ohio, with 
military honors.

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

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

To send flowers to Jack's family, please visit 
our floral section.


Saturday November 09, 2019

Grace L. Berry

September 16, 1928 - November 8, 2019

Obituary

Grace L. Berry, 91

Grace L. Berry, 91 of New Middletown died 
Friday evening at Masternick Memorial Health 
Care Center, New Middletown. 

Grace was born September 16, 1928 in Mineral 
/Ridge, a daughter of the late Georga A. and 
Laura B. (Hofius) Garland and was a lifelong 
area resident. 

She had worked in the transcript department at 
Youngstown State University, retiring in 1974. 
Grace was a member of Zion Lutheran Church 
where she was very active.

She enjoyed gardening and most precious to her 
was spending time with her grandchildren. 

Her husband, Byrl B. Berry, whom she married in 
1947 died September 9, 2014.Grace leaves two 
sons, Donald E. (Karen) Berry, Gary A. 
(Deborah) Berry both of New Middletown; six 
grandchildren, Melissa Berry, Alicia Berry, 
Anne Berry, Michele Berry, Adam Berry, Allyson 
(Mark) Turnbull; five great grandchildren and a 
sister, Barbara Stephens. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Grace was 
preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde 
Garland, George Garland, Eugene Garland; three 
sisters, Janet Bierwerth, Joan Colonna and 
Phyliss Schoenfeld. There will be no services 
or calling hours per Grace’s wishes.

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


Saturday November 09, 2019

Sheila M. Culver

June 12, 1944 - November 9, 2019

Obituary

Sheila M. (Davenport) Culver, 75, of 
Bristolville, passed away on November 9, 2019 
at Trumbull Regional Medical Center after a 
brave battle with cancer. Sheila was born on 
June 12, 1944 in Oil City, PA.

Sheila spent her career working for Ohio Lamp; 
retiring after 33 years. It was while working 
she met the love of her life, Charles Culver to 
whom she was united in marriage on December 23, 
1977.

A woman of faith, Sheila was an active member 
of the Bristolville Church of the Brethren 
where she was involved with the Ladies Bible 
Study. She enjoyed cake decorating, crocheting 
prayer shawls and traveling. Her and Chuck also 
grew and canned beets as part of an ongoing 
Relay for Life fundraiser.

Sheila leaves behind her husband of 41 years, 
Charles; her sons Kenneth (Theresa) Boyles of 
Champion, Curt (Linda) Boyles of FL, Donald 
(Brenda) Boyles of TN; her daughters Tammy 
Culver of Champion and Rebecca (Russell) Keen 
of MI; 11 grandchildren and her brothers 
Richard (Peg) Davenport of Champion and Clinton 
Davenport of PA as well as many other 
relatives.

A memorial service celebrating Sheila’s life 
will be held on Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 
11:00 a.m. at Bristolville Church of the 
Brethren.

Memorial donations in Sheila’s memory can be 
directed to Relay for Life.


Saturday November 09, 2019

Marilyn J Carnahan

January 5, 1939 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 80)

Obituary

Marilyn J. Funkhouser, 80, of Minerva passed 
away at her home on Friday, November 8, 2019 
surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born on 
January 5, 1939 in Alliance to the late Leroy 
and Clara (Binius) McGrath. Marilyn was a 
member of the New Franklin United Methodist 
Church. She worked for Alliance Community Care 
Center as the Head House Keeper for over 20 
years. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, 
doing puzzles and embroidering even teaching 
her children how to do so. She also enjoyed 
flowers and caring for her lawn. Above anything 
else, she would always put her children and 
grandchildren first, spending as much time with 
them as she could.

Marilyn is survived by her husband James 
Funkhouser; children Brenda Bycraft, Wayne 
(Dawn) Bowen, Greg (Katrina) Bowen, James 
(Soan) Funkhouser and Candice (James) 
Funkhouser; siblings Lee (Charlene) McGrath, 
Joyce Keiser, Karen Keenan, Daryl (Theresa) 
McGrath and Diane (Mike) Cantwell; daughter-in-
law Sandra Bowen and many grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren. Besides her parents 
Marilyn was preceded in death by children 
Mitchell Bowen, Vallory Bowen and Wesley Bowen; 
siblings Bonna Jean McGrath and William 
McGrath.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 
November 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home with Pastor _________ 
officiating.. Friends and family will be 
received from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral 
home. A special thank you to Marilyn’s 
granddaughter Jeannie Bowen-Copeland who was 
always there to support her throughout the 
years You may sign the guest register and view 
the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-
2526.

To send flowers to Marilyn's family, please 
visit our floral section.


Saturday November 09, 2019

Doris (Basinais) Carver

July 23, 1935 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 84)

Obituary

"Together Again"

  Doris E. (Basinais) Carver, age 84, of 
Deerfield, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 
2019.

  She was born July 23, 1935 in Cleveland, 
Ohio, to Frank and Anna (Grimm) Basinais.

  Doris was a member of the Rootstown Latter 
Day Saints Church, Deerfield Lads and Lasses 
and the Deerfield Historical Society.

  She worked alongside her husband as a farm 
wife her whole life. She enjoyed farming, 
tending her gardens, mowing grass, reading and 
walks with Brandy.

  Survivors include her son, Larry (Cathy) 
Carver; daughter, Laura (Brian) Lindberg; 
granddaughter, Michele (Rimon) Daoud; two 
great-grandchildren, Matthew and MacKenzie; and 
her dog, Brandy, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

  In addition to her parents, Doris was 
preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. 
Carver, whom she married July 20, 1952 and who 
died November 1, 2016; grandson, Matthew; and 
siblings, Kenneth Basinais, Frank Basinais and 
Margaret Mix.

  Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, 
November 13th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Bobby Mix officiating. 
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday the 
12th. Interment will be at Deerfield Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 
be made to Deerfield Historical Society c/o 
Mrs. Kathy Foith, 8464 St. Rt. 224, and 
Deerfield, OH 44411.

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

To send flowers to Doris' family, please visit 
our floral section.


Saturday November 09, 2019

Beverly A. (Brown) Guess

January 25, 1934 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

    Beverly A. Guess, of Alliance passed away 
at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 
Mercy Medical Center.

   She was born January 25, 1934, in Akron, 
Ohio, to James L. and Evelyn (Gilmore) Brown.

   Beverly was a 1957 graduate of Buchtel High 
School and a member of the Union Avenue United 
Methodist Church. She loved spending time with 
her family and grandchildren.

   Survivors include her son, Brad (Sheri) 
Guess of Hartville; daughter, Kim Guess-
O’Farrell of Grosse Ile, Michigan; four beloved 
grandchildren, Colin D. O’Farrell, Cailey A. 
O’Farrell, Leah R. Guess and “TJ” Thomas Jack 
Guess; and siblings, Karen Alpeter of Chicago, 
Illinois, Sally Bobbin of Akron and Tom Brown 
of Plano, Texas.

   In addition to her parents, Beverly was 
preceded in death by her husband, John M. 
“Jack” Guess who died December 9, 2014; and a 
sister, Susan Brown.

   A Celebration of Life service will be held 
at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 16th at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Joel 
Cochran officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 
p.m., Saturday prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Alliance Catholic Worker - Joshua Casteel House 
830 S. Freedom Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

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

To send flowers to Beverly A. (Brown) Guess' 
family, please visit our floral section.


Friday November 08, 2019

Robin L. Wells

January 11, 2019 - November 6, 2019

Obituary

Robin L. Wells, 58, passed away unexpectedly 
following complications from a stroke on 
November 6, 2019.

 Robin was born in Amherst, OH on January 11, 
1961 to Robert & Shirley (Hamrick) Sponsler, 
Sr.

Robin was united in marriage to Paul Wells on 
February 14, 1987 who survives.

A woman of great faith, Robin believed in Jesus 
Christ as her Savior and followed his examples 
by serving on several mission trips in Canada 
as well as being active in her church home, 
North-Mar Church. She enjoyed cooking, 
gardening and crocheting. She loved adventure; 
traveling and camping extensively. However, and 
most importantly, Robin was a kind and generous 
woman who was devoted to her family. She was a 
caring wife, loving mother and dedicated 
“Ninnie” to her grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 32 years, Robin is 
survived by her daughters: Bobbie Jo Darhower 
and Billie Jo Derr; her grandsons whom she & 
Paul are raising Mason & Aaden Litz; her mother 
Shirley Sponsler; her grandchildren John Derr, 
Jr., Kassidy Parke, Makenzie Jones, Michael and 
Gabriel Darhower; her siblings Robert Sponsler 
Jr., Cynthia Smith, Marth Severt and Nick 
Sponsler. She was preceded in death by her 
father in August of 2019 and her sister Retha 
Okernick.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday 
November 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Fowler 
Community Church, 4665 OH-305, Fowler, OH 
44418.


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William L. McDade

JANUARY 30, 1937 ~ NOVEMBER 7, 2019 (AGE 82)

New Waterford-William L. McDade, 82, passed 
away early Thursday morning, November 7, 2019 
at his home.

Mr. McDade was born January 30, 1937 in Negley, 
a son of the late Frank and Mary Alice Rizor 
McDade and had lived in this area all of his 
life.

Bill had been a diesel mechanic for Youngstown 
Southern Railroad. Bill also served in the US 
Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia 
“Trish” Minamyer, whom he married December 14, 
1962; his daughter, Susan (Tim) Wagner of East 
Palestine; his sons, Charles McDade of East 
Palestine and Steven McDade of New Waterford; a 
brother, Jesse (Barb) McDade of Rogers; and 
five grandchildren, Jessica McDade, Matthew 
McDade, Shelby (Levi) Zielinski, Grant Wagner 
and Brock Wagner.

He was also preceded in death by his son, 
William J. McDade and three sisters, Louise 
Smith, Alma Robins and his twin, Wilma McDade.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine with 
Pastor Ken Sevacko officiating. Friends will be 
received from 2-4 pm Sunday at the funeral 
home.

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


Thursday November 07, 2019

Mary Jean Swauger

April 20, 1948 - October 29, 2019

Obituary

Mary Jean Swauger, 71, passed away on October 
29, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 
Youngstown.

Born April 20, 1948 in Star Junction, 
Pennsylvania, Mary is the daughter of William 
and Esther (Darby) Caroline.

Prior to retirement, Mary worked as an Office 
Manager at RSC Credit Union.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 52 
year, Donald Swauger; her sons George Swauger 
(Marta), Donald Swauger (Tonya) and Brian 
Swauger; her four grandchildren George Jr. 
(Ashlee), Adam, Jacqueline, and Lilly; and 
three great grandchildren Adam Jr., Tony and 
Deann Swauger.

Per Mary’s wishes there were no services held.


Thursday November 07, 2019

Joseph V. Chermansky

September 22, 1964 - November 5, 2019

Obituary

LIBERTY: Joseph V. Chermansky, 55, passed away 
unexpectedly on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 
home. 

Joseph was born on September 22, 1964 in 
Warren, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Mary 
(Novotny) Chermansky.

He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High 
School and Youngstown State University 
receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree 
where he studied geology. He was a substitute 
teacher for Youngstown Public Schools and 
Warren Harding High School. Joseph was employed 
by Phillips Manufacturing in Niles, Ohio as a 
machinist.

He enjoyed being in the outdoors, rock climbing 
and kayaking.

He will be deeply missed by his brother Michael 
(Tracy) Chermansky, his nephew Andrew and his 
dogs Kiska and Sasha.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, 
November 9, 2019 from 11:00AM -12:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. A 
memorial service will follow at 12:00 PM with 
Randi Pappa officiating.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Thursday November 07, 2019

William L. Hobson

April 21, 1940 - November 6, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel 
for William L. Hobson, 79 of Austintown who 
died early Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth 
Medical Center. 

William was born in Cleveland, a son of the 
late John and Evelyn (Gortz) Hobson.

 William served in the United States Air Force 
and worked as a machinery repairman at General 
Motors, Lordstown Plant for over 20 years, 
retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Lake 
Milton American Legion #737 and enjoyed working 
on his 1939 Oldsmobile. 

He loved football, especially the Cleveland 
Browns and Nascar and spending time with 
friends. 

His wife, the former Mary E. Bowser-Hall whom 
he married in 1986, died January 19, 2012. He 
leaves His children, Tasha (William) Dusenberry 
of Austintown, Martine (Ivan) Smith of New 
Bethlehem, PA, Mitch (Christi) Nulph of 
Lebanon, OH and Nicole Hall of Pittsurgh; seven 
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and 
one on the way. William also leaves his 
brother, John Hobson of Strongsville. 

Besides his parents and his wife, he was 
preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Nulph. 

Friends may call on Monday from noon until 
12:45 pm, followed by the service at 1:00 pm at 
the funeral home.


Thursday November 07, 2019

Kathleen L. (Walker) Beagle

APRIL 20, 1948 ~ NOVEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 71)

SALEM – Kathleen (Walker) Beagle, age 71 died 
at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at The 
Haven Assisted Living in Beloit. She was born 
April 20, 1948 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Clarence and Margaret (Fink) Walker.

Kathleen had worked as a factory worker at 
Ventra/Worthington/Warren Molded Plastics 
retiring in 2013 after 42 years. She also 
worked as a hairstylist at House of James and 
Bonfert’s Beauty. Kathleen was a 1966 graduate 
of Salem High School. She formerly attended St. 
Paul Catholic Church, attended St. Paul 
Elementary School, maintained her cosmetology 
license, was a member of the Washingtonville 
VFW Post 5532, Ladies Auxiliary, coached for 
Salem Girls Youth Softball League, participated 
in card club, golf, bowling and softball 
leagues.

Survivors include a son, Jason (Anna) Beagle of 
Salem; a daughter, Erica (Steve) Stacy of 
Rootstown; two sisters, Rosemary (Jerry) 
Ziegler of Columbiana and Joan Mitchell of 
Salem and eight grandchildren.

Besides her parents, a brother, Richard Walker 
also preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Chaplain Patricia Goss officiating. 
Calling hours will be held 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
a later date at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to 
SouthernCare Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Ste. 
E, Youngstown, OH 44515.

Kathleen’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday November 07, 2019

Charles "Chuck Wagon" Patrick Ward, Sr.

AUGUST 24, 1955 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2019 (AGE 64)

Leetonia – Charles “Chuck Wagon” Patrick Ward, 
Sr., age 64, of Leetonia, died on Monday, 
November 4, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born, August 24, 1955 in Salem, the son 
of Raymond and Elizabeth Troy Ward, Sr.

Charles worked as an auto parts salesman and 
was a member of Apostolic House of Faith, 
Columbiana.

He is survived by his wife, Lynda Ward of 
Columbiana; daughter, Elizabeth Ward of 
Columbiana; two sons, Charles Ward II of 
Columbiana and Keith (Andrea) Mills of 
Washingtonville and a granddaughter Amelia 
Mills.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a 
sister, Patricia Ward and two brothers, Raymond 
Ward, Jr. and Jack Ward.

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

Donations may be made to the family to help 
with funeral expenses.

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

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


Thursday November 07, 2019

John "Johnny" M. Doyle

APRIL 11, 1940 ~ NOVEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 79)

SALEM – John “Johnny” Doyle, age 79 passed away 
at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born April 
11, 1940 in East Liverpool, son of the late 
James R. and Mary E. (Welsh) Doyle of 
Salineville.

John was a 1958 graduate of Salineville High 
School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-
1960, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and a 
member of the All Army Chorus.

Johnny was known in Salineville for his 
beautiful tenor voice and for many years he 
sang in all talent shows, minstrels, variety 
shows and get-togethers with friends. If music 
was involved, Johnny was entertaining the 
audience. He also performed in several stage 
productions at the Salem Community Theater.

Johnny was a member of the former St. Patrick 
Catholic Church in Salineville, where he was 
President of the Holy Name Society, served on 
the parish council and was the church organist 
and soloist for many years. He was a member of 
the American Legion Post 442 and a former 
treasurer of the Salineville Volunteer Fire 
Department.

A sister, Mary Ann Doyle of Salem survives him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards 
and Deacon Joseph Loutzenhiser officiating. 
Friends and family may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. 
Friday, November 8, 2019 at Stark Memorial. 
Burial will be at St. John the Evangelist 
Catholic Church Cemetery in Summitville, Ohio 
with military honors provided by the American 
Legion Post 442 Honor Guard.

Johnny’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Wednesday November 06, 2019

Lillian Montrose Elkin

March 28, 1927 - November 4, 2019

Obituary

Lillian Montrose Elkin, 92 of Fowler Township 
died Monday evening, November 4, 2019, at 
Gillette Nursing Home in Warren. She was born 
March 28, 1927 in Porter Township, Pa. the 
daughter of the late James C. and Emma 
Elizabeth Gould Snyder.

Montrose was a 1946 graduate of Punxsutawney 
High School. She had worked for Warren Molded 
Plastics and as an assembler at Packard 
Electric Corp.

Montrose was a charter member of Cortland 
Church of the Nazarene, where she held numerous 
offices including Sunday School superintendent, 
served as a Sunday School teacher and choir 
member and also received a distinguished 
service award to honor her committment to 
church service. She enjoyed gardening, 
needlework, cooking and traveling with her 
husband, Dwight. She was known as "Grams" to 
those children she babysat.

Surviving are two daughters, Gail (Don) Johnson 
of Bazetta and Becki (Roger) Phillips of 
Demascus, OH; two sons, J. Scott (Rhonda) Elkin 
of Johnston and Pastor Jim Elkin of Cortland; 
six grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Victor, 
Melissa Elkin, Kemp (Charity) Klinger, Anissa 
(Tim) Citino, Lynne (Matt) Sharrers and 
Lauralee (Bill) Noble and 12 great 
grandchildren.

Her husband of nearly 67 years, Dwight K. 
Elkin, whom she married February 21, 1947 
preceded her in death Dec. 29, 2013. One 
grandson, John Scott Elkin and four brothers 
and eight sisters also preceded in death.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in 
Cortland, where the family will receive friends 
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and for one hour prior 
to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at 
Dugan Cemetery in Fowler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Bible Society, P.O. Box 96812, 
Washington,DC 20090-6812, Harbor Light Hospice, 
4531 Belmont Ave., Unit #9, Youngstown,OH 44505 
or to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, 
17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa,KS 66220. 
Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.shaferwinanschapel.com


Wednesday November 06, 2019

Barbara Ann Hawkins

April 9, 2019 - November 5, 2019

Obituary

Barbara Ann Hawkins, 72, of Berlin Center, 
passed away November 5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s 
Hospital in Boardman.

Barbara was born April 9, 1947 in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, the daughter of Edward and 
Blanche (Zdrojewski) Wisniewski.

Barbara was full of life and dabbled in many 
hobbies such as gardening, coloring, dancing to 
big band music, shopping and biking. She was a 
social butterfly and enjoyed meeting new people 
and traveling with her husband, visiting Kauai, 
Hawaii every year. She was very involved with 
church activities and “pinched perogies” at St. 
Stanislaus for many years.

Besides her parents she is preceded by her 
first husband Chris Paparodis.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Jim 
Hawkins; her stepchildren Julie Spellman and 
Ashley Hawkins both of Canfield; her sisters 
Suzanne and Mary Elizabeth Wisniewski both of 
Pittsburgh; her two step grandchildren and two 
step great grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00-11:00 AM 
at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. A 
Blessing Service will immediately follow at 
11:00 AM, officiated by Father Matthew and 
Pastor Russ Libb.


Wednesday November 06, 2019

Katherine "Kit" M. Nanosky Moore

September 23, 1945 - October 25, 2019

Obituary

Katherine “Kit” M. Nanosky Moore, 74 of Central 
City, Colorado, formerly of Tuscan, Arizona, 
died peacefully with family by her bedside, 
October 25, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in 
Colorado.

Kit was born September 23, 1945 in Boston, the 
daughter of the late Robert and Grace 
(Stambaugh) Keagy.

Kit was adventurous, traveling the world with 
her family, while her family served in the 
military. She enjoyed the culture of Japan, 
Germany and Havana, Cuba. She was born with a 
beautiful singing voice which led her to travel 
with the USO to sing for the troops.

Kit loved to host parties at Christmas and New 
Years and extended into other celebrations such 
as Super Bowl parties and many other holidays. 
Her passion to sing was picked back up in later 
years and she enjoyed singing karaoke every 
Friday night.

Kit is survived by her husband Thomas Moore, 
Family members Michael Keagy, Elizbeth Kowalke, 
Claudia Brewington, David Keagy, Albert 
Lambing, Carla Ferree, David Lambing and John 
Nanosky, eight grandchildren and two great 
grandchildren, with one on the way.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
from on November 16, 2019 from 11:00 AM- 12:00 
PM at St. Joseph's Church in Austintown. 

A Memorial Mass will immediately follow at 
12:00 PM at the church. 

The family wishes to thank all that cared for 
her during her last days especially the nursing 
staff Jack, Alyse, Jen and Katie.


Tuesday November 05, 2019

Dorothy Marie (Grace) Middleton

APRIL 13, 1925 ~ NOVEMBER 1, 2019 (AGE 94)

  "Together Again"

  Dorothy Marie (Grace) Middleton, age 94, of 
Sebring, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Friday, 
November 1, 2019.

  She was born April 13, 1925 in Melcroft, 
Pennsylvania, to Charles and Mildred (Collins) 
Grace.

  Dorothy had worked at Taylorcraft Aviation 
for over fifteen years in the paint and 
covering department.

  She was a member of Minerva United Methodist 
Church and former member of the Alliance 
Chapter Eastern Star.

  Survivors include four sons, Ronald F. 
(Carol)  Middleton, Gary L. (Susan) Middleton, 
Dennis L.  (Sue) Middleton, and David A. 
(Cathy) Middleton; ten grandchildren; five 
great-grandchildren; one great-great-
grandchild; and one brother, Richard M. 
(Frances) Grace; and several nieces and 
nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her 
husband, Forrest “Cy”  Middleton, whom she 
married November 4, 1945, and who died August 
2, 2000; brother, Charles Richard Grace; and 
sisters, Betty J. Svoboda, and Elinor K. Pegel.

  Services will be held Tuesday November 12, 
2019 at 11 a.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey Gindlesberger 
officiating.

 Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 11, 
2019 at the funeral home.

 Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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


Tuesday November 05, 2019

Gerald "Jerry" Kirkland

December 4, 1938 - November 4, 2019

Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” Kirkland, 80, of Cortland passed 
away November 4, 2019 at Hospice House. 

Jerry was born on December 4, 1938 in Warren to 
Howard & Helen (Hart) Kirkland.

After graduating from high school, Jerry 
entered the work force. He spent time working 
for Rockwell and Republic Steel before settling 
in and eventually retiring from WCI where he 
worked in tractor maintenance.

On September 17, 1994 he was united in marriage 
to the former Vicki Bortmas who survives.

A man of faith, Jerry was an active member of 
the Cortland United Methodist Church. He was a 
proud union member of Steelworkers Local 1375. 

Jerry enjoyed old cars, tinkering on cars and 
attending car shows. He was also a NASCAR fan, 
and loved seeing Dale Jr. win races. He also 
loved the outdoors and camping with this 
family.

Besides his wife of 25 years, Jerry is survived 
by his children: Robert (Lisa) Kirkland, Lori 
Blazer, Stacy (Don) Piersant, Jesse (Lowry) 
Book and Jason (Danielle) Book; 12 
grandchildren; one great-grandson; his sister 
Shirley (Ron) Maise and his brothers Ed 
(Carolyn) Kirkland and Dennis (Deborah) 
Kirkland as well as many other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his 
brother Ernest Kirkland.

Visitation for Jerry will be held on Friday 
November 8, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 
Cortland United Methodist Church; 155 N. High 
Street, Cortland where a funeral service will 
immediately follow at 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be 
made to the Cortland United Methodist Church


Tuesday November 05, 2019

Sheryl Eckert

February 27, 1949 - November 1, 2019

Obituary

Sheryl (Passinger) Eckert, 70, passed away on 
Friday, November 1, 2019, at her home in 
Austintown. Born on February 27, 1949, she was 
a life-long Ohio resident.

Sheryl was a 1967 graduate of Boardman High 
School, and continued on to earn her degree 
from Dyke College in Cleveland. She was a 
retired Youngstown Postal Service window clerk, 
prior to which she was in medical records at 
South Side Hospital.

Sheryl is survived by her daughter, Carrie 
Eckert, her grandson, Zachary Eckert (18), and 
her granddaughter, Madison Eckert (9), all of 
Austintown. She also leaves her youngest 
sister, Susan (Passinger) Potts, of Boardman, 
her niece, Caitlin Potts, of Columbus, and 
another niece, Jennifer (Vukovich) Angelo, of 
Columbus.

Preceding her in death were her middle sister, 
Diane Vukovich, and both parents, Floyd and 
Shirley (Allen) Passinger.

Her most treasured time was that spent with her 
daughter and her grandchildren, whom she had 
the privilege of helping raise, as a "hands-on" 
Nana. For Sheryl, the sun rose and the moon 
shone because of those 3 loves of her life. She 
was, indeed, a proud Mom and Nana, and will be 
deeply missed.

Celebrating her life, calling hours will be on 
Saturday, November 9, from 3-5 at Lane Funeral 
Home, Mahoning Avenue, Austintown. Immediately 
following, there will be a brief time in which 
family and close friends may honor her with 
memories of life and love.


Tuesday November 05, 2019

John H. "Jack" Jones

September 24, 1939 - November 3, 2019

Obituary

BERLIN CENTER-John H. “Jack” Jones, 80, passed 
away Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2019 at 
Hospice House. 

Jack was born September 24, 1939 in Youngstown, 
a son of William F. and Ethel (Hargate) Jones. 
Jack was an Over-the-Road Truck Driver with 
Yellow Freight, retiring in 2009. 

He attended LeTourneau University in Texas. 
Jack attended Old North Church in Canfield. 
Jack loved spending time with his family, 
especially his grandchildren. He loved to fish 
and enjoyed reading.

 Jack is survived by his wife of 48 years, the 
former Mary Jane Bulla, whom he married July 
31, 1971; his daughters, Jamie L. (Nicholas) 
Hrbolich of Monroe, N.C., Jennifer L. (Eligio) 
Sanchez of Indian Trail, N.C. and Jaclyn L. 
Smith of Berlin Center; his brothers, Bill 
Jones of Youngstown and Fred Jones of 
Chesapeake, VA ; his sister, Darlene Kephart of 
Austintown and his grandchildren, Noah and Leo 
Hrbolich, Eliya, Gianna and Jaeden Sanchez and 
Sienna Smith. 

Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death 
by his brothers, Jimmie Jones and Michael 
Gracan and his sister, Sandy Brainard. 

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel, 
followed by the Service at 6 p.m. 

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice 
of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Yo., OH 44512.


Tuesday November 05, 2019

Rev. Gordon L. Thomas

MAY 16, 1948 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2019 (AGE 71)

  Rev. Gordon L. Thomas, age 71, passed away at 
4:25 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at Justin 
T. Rogers Hospice Care Center in Copley.

  He was born May 16, 1948, in Sharon, 
Pennsylvania to the late Lewis and Alice 
(Wasilko) Thomas.

  Gordon was a 1966 graduate of Hickory High 
School in PA, earned his BA in 1972 from 
Youngstown State University and earned his 
Master of Divinity from Northern Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He 
was ordained at First Baptist Church in June of 
1976 in Sharpsville, PA.

  Other churches Pastor Gordon Thomas served at 
were: First Baptist Church-Sharpsville Pa. as 
an interim Pastor from 1971-1972, Geneva Road 
Baptist Church-Wheaton, Illinois from 1973-
1976, Waynesfield Baptist Church-Waynesfield, 
Ohio from 1977-1980, Trinity Baptist Church-N. 
Canton, Ohio from 1980-1993 and First Baptist 
Church-Alliance Ohio from 1993-2010.

  He was a member of the Lions Club, and 
involved with Goodwill Industries in Canton 
from 1984-1990, volunteered with Quest Recovery 
Service in Canton, organized N. Canton Singles 
Club and Big Brother/Big Sister Programs in 
Lombard, Illinois, and N Canton, American 
Baptist Churches of Ohio Adjunct Staff 
Christian Education, Moderator at Akron Baptist 
Association, treasurer of North Canton 
Ministerial Association, Moderator at Trumbull 
Baptist Association and Board of Trustee at 
Judson Hill Camp in Camp Koinonia, board of 
trustee for Neighborhood Ministries in 
Youngstown and 12 years as Director of Junior 
Camp at Judson Hills Camp.

  Survivors include his brother, Jerry (Linda) 
Thomas; sister, Patti (Dennis) Irvine; nephews, 
John McIntyre IV, Scott McIntyre, Tyler Irvine, 
and Greg Thomas; niece, Sonya (Jason) Hauck; 
and special friends, Dennis Paonessa and Dennis 
Lee.

  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., 
Friday, November 8th at First Baptist Church in 
Alliance with Rev. Luke Oskin and Rev. Katie 
Oskin co-officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 
p.m., Thursday the 7th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home and one hour prior to 
the service at the church.

  Visitation will also be held Friday November 
8th from 5-7 p.m. at Flynn Funeral Home 2630 E. 
State St., Hermitage, PA 16148.

  Interment will be held at America’s Cemetery 
in Hermitage, PA.

  Memorial contributions may be made to First 
Baptist Church Camp Scholarship Fund 1659 W. 
State St. Alliance OH 44601 or to Trinity 
Baptist Church Camp Scholarship Fund 1211 E. 
Maple St., N. Canton, OH 44720.

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


Tuesday November 05, 2019

Levi R. Beck

NOVEMBER 11, 1928 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2019 (AGE 90)

 Levi Roy Beck age 90 of Alliance, Ohio, passed 
away at 1:35 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019, at 
Copeland Oaks.

  He was born November 11, 1928, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Richard and Ola (Cox) Beck.

  Levi was contractor/carpenter and owner of 
Levi Beck Construction for 45 years.

  He was a Seaman 1st Class in the Navy 
Reserves and was discharged in 1954. He was a 
member of the First Church of God in Alliance.

  Levi’s survivors include his three sons, 
Larry Beck of Beloit, Leslie Beck of Alliance 
and Lynn Beck of Alliance; two daughters, Linda 
Tucker of Alliance and Laura Brelin of San 
Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; and a 
sister, Margaret Schuller of Warren.

  In addition to his parents, Levi was preceded 
in death by his wife of 69 years, Lois Arlene 
Beck whom he married in 1949 and who died 
December 7, 2018.

  Services will be held at Noon Thursday, 
November 7th at First Church of God with Pastor 
Dale Gruver officiating. Friends may call one 
hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to First Church of God 505 N. 
Lincoln St. Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Tuesday November 05, 2019

Robert John Naughton

JANUARY 11, 1964 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2019 (AGE 55)

Columbiana - Robert John Naughton, 55, of 
Columbiana, passed away peacefully Monday, 
November 4, 2019 surrounded by his family after 
a two month battle with cancer.

Rob was born January 11, 1964 in Salem, the son 
of Robert L. and Doris Robb Naughton. A 
lifelong resident of Columbiana, Rob was a 
letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in 
Columbiana for over twenty-five years. Rob was 
a member of the Benjamin Firestone American 
Legion Post #290.

He served our country in the United States Army 
from April of 1984 until June of 1991. He was 
stationed in Wertheim and Hamburg, West Germany 
and served in the Persian Gulf War Desert 
Shield/Desert Storm.

Rob is survived and will be sadly missed by his 
wife of 18 years, Carrie Nulf Naughton; his 
daughter, Stephanie Naughton of Dunstable, 
England; his son, Robert L. (Sami Vietz) 
Naughton and grandson, Baker Naughton of 
Lisbon; two sisters, Deborah (Gary) Gorby and 
Joyce (Ken) Allcorn of Columbiana; sister-in-
law and brother-in-law Jenny and Sam Fleeson of 
Columbiana; Nieces and nephews, Tempestt and 
Terry Kitchen, Bob Pyatt, Tom Pyatt, and Renea 
Gorby; nine great-nieces and nephews, one 
great-great nephew, many aunts, uncles, 
cousins, and so many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his 
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and 
Camille Nulf.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana with 
Pastor Dave Conrad of Trinity Lutheran Church 
of Niles officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. 
to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 and 
again for one hour prior to the service on 
Saturday at the Funeral Home.

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

The family would like to extend a special 
thanks to Community Hospice for their care and 
compassion.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please 
consider memorial tributes in Rob’s name to the 
Benjamin Firestone American Legion Post #290, 
P.O. Box 143, Columbiana, OH 44408 or to 
Community Hospice, 2341 East State Street Unit 
B, Salem, OH 44460.

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


Monday November 04, 2019

Charles "Chuck" R. Beight

September 26, 1931 - November 3, 2019

Obituary

Charles “Chuck” R. Beight, 88, of Lake Milton, 
passed away Sunday, with his wife by his side, 
at Antonine Village in North Jackson.

Chuck was born September 26, 1931 in 
Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond 
and Florence (Booth) Beight.

Chuck served his country in the United States 
Army during the Korean Conflict. 

He is a Boardman High School graduate and 
attended Wittenberg University, later 
graduating with a bachelor’s in Business 
Administration from Youngstown College. Prior 
to his retirement, he was self employed as a 
Manufacturer Sales Representative for over 
forty years.

Chuck loved Lake Milton and boating. He lived a 
portion of the year in Englewood, Florida, 
where he enjoyed golfing, tennis, boating and 
restaurants on the water. 

Chuck was his happiest next to his wife, Mary 
Jane, whom he married February 14, 1992. They 
traveled and enjoyed the good life with family 
and many friends.

Chuck is survived by his wife Mary Jane, his 
sons Richard (Danielle), Stephen (Judy), and 
Scott (Kim), his daughters Tammy (Jim) Snyder, 
Kelly (Wes) West, Tracy (Luis) Bonilla and Judy 
(Tony) Konen, eleven grandchildren and two 
great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by 
his son David Beight.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Wednesday, November 6, from 3:00-5:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A 
Memorial Service will immediately follow at 
5:00 PM at the funeral home. 

The family would like to extend their 
appreciation to the staff at Antonine Village 
and Hospice of the Valley for their kindness 
and devoted care of Chuck.

 The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to Hospice of the Valley.


Monday November 04, 2019

Robert F. Ault

April 26, 1921 - November 2, 2019
Obituary

MINERAL RIDGE. — Robert Franklin Ault, 98, 
passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 
at his home. 

He was born on April 26, 1921, in Crooksville, 
Ohio, the son of Homer W. and Daisy Lear Ault. 

He was a Mineral Ridge resident most of his 
life. A 1939 graduate of Mineral Ridge High 
School, Bob attended Thiel College for one year 
before being drafted into the US Army during 
World War II. 

His service in the Pacific included action 
during the liberation of the Philippines, the 
occupation of Japan, and in New Guinea where he 
was wounded and received the Purple Heart. 
After the war, Bob worked in Warren at Mullins 
Manufacturing until it closed in 1962, and then 
as an electrician at Ajax Magnethermic until 
his retirement in 1983. 

Bob married the love of his life, Virginia 
Ellen Stowe, on December 12, 1949. Together 
they raised three children during their 44 year 
marriage. He passed on his love of reading and 
baseball to them and enjoyed spending time with 
his family. 

Bob is survived by his daughter, Susan, sons 
Robert (Sherry) and William (Mary); four 
grandchildren: Ashley (Ethan) Ault-Byrne, 
Christopher (Heather) Ault, Megan Ault, and 
Kelsey Ault; and six great-grandchildren: 
Harper, Hadleigh, and Shelby Byrne, and 
Braxton, Bodie, and Brinley Ault. 

Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, 
parents, brother George M. Ault, and a great-
granddaughter Hannah Faith Byrne. Special 
thanks to Jennifer, Jen, Tara, and Mindy of 
Grace Hospice and Ken and Amanda of VPA for 
their compassionate care during Bob’s illness. 

Private family services are being held. Family 
and friends are invited to visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and 
condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations may 
be made to the Disabled American Veterans 
(dav.org) or the charity of your choice.


Monday November 04, 2019

Jack D. Horner

May 3, 1937 - October 29, 2019

Obituary

VIENNA- Jack D. Horner, 82 passed away 
surrounded by his family on October 29, 2019 at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

Jack was born on May 3, 1937 in Reynoldsville, 
Pennsylvania, the son of Robert B. and Jessie 
Elizabeth Pauline (Geer) Horner.

Jack was Baptized on, March 29, 1959, at the 
Bollinger Methodist Church, Bollinger, PA.

Jack was a graduate of Reynoldsville High 
School. He was employed by Grinnell Corporation 
for 28 years then continuing his career in 
maintenance for the Mathews Local School 
System. He attended the Vienna Presbyterian 
Church where he also proudly served as the 
sexton for 15 years.

Jack enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and 
spending time with his children and 
grandchildren whenever he could. He was also an 
avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and 
Pirates.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert 
B. Horner and Jessie, his wife Bonnie Alice 
Lucille, daughter Cindy L. Horner Mohney, his 
sister Patty and brothers Gene, Merle, Roy and 
Alden.

He will be deeply missed by his children; Kevin 
J. (Wendy) Horner, of Cortland, Gary L. (Karen 
Hargrave) Horner, of Cortland and Patty-Kay 
(Jeff) Horner Oxendine; of Ravenna, seven 
grandchildren Erin, Adam, Nathan, Lindsay, 
Sierra-Kay, Matthew and Nicholas; great 
granddaughter Alice and his brother Robert 
(Shirley) Horner.

A memorial service will be held for Jack on 
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:30pm in Vienna 
Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Ohio, officiated 
by Pastor Judith Bender. Friends may call from 
2:30PM until the time of service at the church.

In Lieu of Flowers the Family is asking for 
donations on behalf of Jack to be made to the 
Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Ohio.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.

 Arrangements handled by Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel.


Monday November 04, 2019

Theodore R Snyder

October 5, 1928 - November 2, 2019

Obituary

Theodore R. Snyder, 91, of McDonald, passed 
away Saturday, with his family by his side, at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

Ted was born October 5, 1928 in Baltimore, 
Maryland, the son of the late Paul and Blanche 
(Syzmarek) Snyder. He was married to the former 
Edna Mae Steeves on June 2, 1951.
Ted served his country in the United States 
Army as part of the 82 Airborne Division as a 
paratrooper. He was a 1948 McDonald High School 
graduate. He was a star athlete in both 
football and track. Prior to retirement in 
1988, he was a steel worker for Republic Steel. 
Throughout the years, he spent his time as part 
of the Ohio Baseball Coaching Association, a 
volunteer firefighter for the McDonald Fire 
Department, a coach for little league and so 
much more.

Ted will be remembered as a man who loved his 
family with everything he had. His heart, his 
soul and his never-ending love for his family. 
One of his most amazing attributes was his 
enormous generosity and selflessness. He would 
do without before allowing anyone he loved to 
be without. 

There was never a day that went by that he 
didn’t ask how you were doing and always asked 
about everyone else in the family. His quick 
wit, his laughter, and his presence are going 
to be extremely missed by all who had the 
privilege of being in his life. He will forever 
be in the hearts of those that he loved. It 
will never be the same without him here. Two 
last words to all who really knew him, “WHO 
DAT.”

Ted is survived by his children Debbie (Paul) 
Gallite, Barbara (Robert) Weltch, Ted Snyder, 
and Laura Snyder; his grandchildren Brian, Ken 
(Jessica), Scott, and Teddy; and his great 
grandchildren Joey, Serena, Elijah, Xavier, 
Abby, Deja, Hannah, Natalie, Olivia, Cyanne, 
Scotty, Jace, and Randy.

Besides his parents and wife, he is preceded in 
death by his siblings Jean Tacsik and Florence 
Mansell.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, November 
6, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, 
Mineral Ridge Chapel. A funeral service will be 
held Thursday, November 7, at 11:00 AM at the 
funeral home.


Monday November 04, 2019

Colleen A. Brainard

May 24, 1947 - November 1, 2019

Obituary

Colleen A. Brainard, 72 of Champion Township, 
passed away Friday morning, November 1, 2019, 
in the intensive care unit at University 
Hospital in Cleveland, following a six month 
illness. She was born May 24, 1947 in 
Clarksburg, West Virginia the daughter of the 
late William Henry and Evelyn Phillips Pernell.

Colleen was employed for many years at a 
hospital in Martins Ferry in the sterile 
processing department.

On August 11, 1990 she married Todd L. Brainard 
at the North Mar Church in Warren.

Colleen enjoyed cooking, gardening, walks, 
drives, traveling, and loved all animals, 
especially her cat and dogs, Tessa, Buddy and 
Lady.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years and 
best friend, Todd L. Brainard of Champion; one 
son, Craig Neely of Smithfield, Ohio; three 
stepchildren; four grandchildren; one great 
grandchild and a sister, Rebecca of Clarksburg.

Colleen's life will be celebrated with a 
private viewing for her family and close 
friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, November 
7, 2019 at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. Per Colleen's 
wishes, cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Someplace 
Safe, P.O. Box 88, Warren,OH 44482.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Monday November 04, 2019

Colleen A. Brainard

May 24, 1947 - November 1, 2019

Obituary

Colleen A. Brainard, 72 of Champion Township, 
passed away Friday morning, November 1, 2019, 
in the intensive care unit at University 
Hospital in Cleveland, following a six month 
illness. She was born May 24, 1947 in 
Clarksburg, West Virginia the daughter of the 
late William Henry and Evelyn Phillips Pernell.

Colleen was employed for many years at a 
hospital in Martins Ferry in the sterile 
processing department.

On August 11, 1990 she married Todd L. Brainard 
at the North Mar Church in Warren.

Colleen enjoyed cooking, gardening, walks, 
drives, traveling, and loved all animals, 
especially her cat and dogs, Tessa, Buddy and 
Lady.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years and 
best friend, Todd L. Brainard of Champion; one 
son, Craig Neely of Smithfield, Ohio; three 
stepchildren; four grandchildren; one great 
grandchild and a sister, Rebecca of Clarksburg.

Colleen's life will be celebrated with a 
private viewing for her family and close 
friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, November 
7, 2019 at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. Per Colleen's 
wishes, cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Someplace 
Safe, P.O. Box 88, Warren,OH 44482.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Monday November 04, 2019

John T. Weir

NOVEMBER 21, 1950 ~ NOVEMBER 2, 2019 (AGE 68)

John Todd Weir, age 68, of Alliance, passed 
away at 5:15 p.m. surrounded by his family on 
Saturday, November 2, 2019.

 He was born November 21, 1950 in Alliance, 
Ohio to John and Angeline (Hravatic) Weir.

 A 1968 graduate of Alliance High School, John 
worked as an Electrician and Foreman with 
 American Steel for 30 years, having worked in 
both Alliance, and Granite City, Illinois.

 John also worked for Chrysler in Fenton, 
Missouri and Kokomo, Indiana for 15 years as a 
welder repair.

 He was a member of Bethel United Church of 
Christ since 1973, and had been confirmed at 
Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

  During high school, John was a member of the 
swim team and played football. He enjoyed 
racing Go-Karts around the islands of East 
Milton; and built a 23’T Bucket Street Rod. He 
enjoyed building his ’38 Chevy Coupe, was a 
member of the NSRA, National Street Rod 
Association, and was an avid Michigan State 
University football fan.

  John loved listening to Jimmy and the Soul 
Blazers and ZZ Top; and enjoyed spending time 
with his loving granddaughter, Annie.

  Survivors include his wife of 46 years, 
Sandra (Lentz) Weir, whom he married May 26, 
1973; daughters, Angela Weir, and Dr. Geraldine 
Weir, granddaughter, Anastaczia “Annie” 
Schumaker, all of Alliance; his beloved 
Chocolate Lab, Sassy, and Elliott, his Scottish 
Terrier, as well as several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, 
November 8, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Rev. Coralee Cox officiating. 
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, and 
one hour prior to the service on Friday. 
Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to ADBC, 
American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor 
Memorial Society at www.dg-abdc.org.

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


Monday November 04, 2019

John D. Catona

MAY 17, 1956 ~ OCTOBER 30, 2019 (AGE 63)

  John D. Catona, age 63, of Alliance, passed 
away at 11:46 a.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019 
in McKinney, Texas.

  He was born May 17, 1956, in Voila Brasov, 
Romania to Ioan and Silvia (Gabor) Catona.

  John was a high school graduate and self-
employed as a Truck Driver for Prosport Express 
Inc.  in Chicago, Illinois. A very family 
oriented man, John scheduled his routes so he 
could include family vacations.

  He enjoyed traveling, taking and being in 
pictures. He was very social, John enjoyed 
being with others and was ‘the life of the 
party’, as he enjoyed laughing and dancing with 
his daughter Emily and friends.

   He was always smiling, and was an optimistic 
person, and if stressed, would just ‘let it 
go’.

   He was a member of St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church, where he enjoyed singing and 
being a Cantor.

  Survivors include his wife, Emilia (Savu) 
Catona whom he married August 24, 1996; 
daughter Emily Catona; sister, Steluta 
Apostolescu of Romania; cousin, Margaret 
Sherban of Alliance; and niece, Patricia 
Apostolescu of Romania.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ioan 
and Silvia; sister, Maria Marinela Catona; 
aunt, Elena and uncles, Aurel, Ioan, and 
Gheorghe.

  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 
November 7, 2019 at St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church with the Very Reverend Father 
John Nemes officiating. Friends may call from 
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 6th at St. 
Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church. A Saracusta 
Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 
church.

  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

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


Monday November 04, 2019

Bonnie L. (Brown) Culp

JULY 9, 1946 ~ NOVEMBER 3, 2019 (AGE 73)

Salem - Bonnie L. Culp, age 73, of Salem, died 
on November 3, 2019 at Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation, Salem.

She was born, July 9, 1946 in Salem, a daughter 
of the late Jack and Eleanor Hall Brown, Sr.

Bonnie was a lifetime area resident and had 
worked as a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, James A, Culp, 
whom she married, July 24, 1965 and two 
brothers, Jack Brown, Jr. of Akron, OH, and 
Rick Brown of Lebanon, OH.

Bonnie was preceded in death by three sons, 
Sean Culp, Scott Culp and an Infant Son.

Per the families request no services will be 
held.

Burial will be in Zion Hill 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.


Friday November 01, 2019

Donald Lee Briggs

FEBRUARY 24, 1927 ~ OCTOBER 31, 2019 (AGE 92)

  Donald Lee Briggs, age 92, of Alliance, 
passed away at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 
2019 at his home with his family by his side.

  He was born February 24, 1927, in Sebring, 
Ohio, to Bert and Wilma (Herrington) Briggs.

  Donald was a 1947 graduate of Sebring 
McKinley High School. He was formerly employed 
by Royal China in Sebring as a production 
scheduler until his retirement in 1986.

  He was a member of the First Immanuel United 
Church of Christ. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, 
playing cards and playing with his dog, 
Sweetie. He also enjoyed working in his yard 
and observing nature around him.

  Donald was a United States Navy veteran 
having served during World War II.

  Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lois 
(Emmons) Briggs whom he married June 15, 1952; 
two daughters, Amy Briggs of Pataskala and 
Becky (Mark) Lamancusa of Pickerington; and two 
grandchildren, Alec (Amy) Lamancusa and Abby 
(Arek) Hively.

  In addition to his parents, Donald was 
preceded in death by his two brothers, John and 
Roger; and a sister, Martha Kilbreath.

  A private family service will be held at a 
later date with Pastor Neal Mann officiating.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
First Immanuel United Church of Christ 208 E. 
Oxford St., Alliance, OH 44601. Mr. Briggs 
family would like to thank Community Hospice 
for their special care.

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


Friday November 01, 2019

Clarence D. "Pete" Miller

July 30, 1934 - October 31, 2019

Obituary

Clarence (Pete) D. Miller
AUSTINTOWN- Clarence D. Miller, 85, of 
Austintown peacefully departed this earth 
surrounded by his loving family at Hospice 
House on October 31st, 2019.

Pete was born July 30th, 1934, in South Fork 
Pennsylvania to the late Howard and Evelyn 
(Shafer) Miller. 

He married the love of his life, the late 
Patricia Miller, June 12th 1954, in Cumberland, 
Maryland. Later that year they relocated to 
Youngstown, Ohio.

 Pete retired from Desalvo Construction in 
1996. He was a member of the carpenter union 
local #171 . 

He was a founding member of the Lake Milton 
Fish and Game Club and a dedicated attendee of 
Wedgewood Park Evangelical Church.

Pete will forever be remembered for his 
dedication and love for all his family, 
friends, and the outdoors. 

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed 
spending much time with his wife and family at 
the Pymatuning lake house in which he built. 
Pete adored traveling, hunting and fishing also 
with his lifelong friends the Connolly’s and 
Zatchok’s. He and Jim Connolly spent many years 
participating in and winning fishing 
tournaments. 

Pete would go above and beyond for not only 
those he loved and knew but for anyone as he 
had a true servant heart. 

Pete will be joining his wife, Pat in heaven 
along with his parents, four sisters and five 
brothers: Romayne, Dorthy, Phoebe, Barbra, 
Howard, Eugene, Robert, James, and Denver.

 He leaves behind to hold onto only precious 
memories three children; Debra (Clyde) 
Hernandez, Karen (Tom) Hunsberger and Clarence 
Miller II. He leaves behind six grandchildren, 
Hillary (Dennis) Kitts, Ashley (Dan) Frank, 
Amber (Shane) Headley, Cassidy (David) Miller 
Weitz, Clarence Miller III, Deklin Miller, and 
four great grandchildren. As well as many 
cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Friends and Family may call on Sunday, November 
3rd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Lane Family 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. 

There will be a brief memorial service at the 
end of calling hours that all are welcome to 
attend. 

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks for 
donations in Pete’s name to Hospice House 
Poland (9803 Sharrott Rd, Poland, Oh 44514) or 
Lake Milton Fish and Game Club (1893 Triumph 
Ave. Lake Milton, Ohio 44429).


Friday November 01, 2019

Susan K. Crew

MAY 21, 1947 ~ OCTOBER 30, 2019 (AGE 72)

SALEM – Susan K. Crew, age 72 died Wednesday, 
October 30, 2019. She was born May 21, 1947 in 
Alliance, Ohio, daughter of the late Lorin A. 
and Goldie Lou (Wood) Stoffer.

Susan had worked as an accountant at Rag 
Tooling. She was a 1965 graduate of West Branch 
High School. Susan was a life member of the 
V.F.W Auxiliary and Slovak Club, enjoyed 
traveling on motorcycle with her husband and 
reading. She collected Disney memorabilia.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold Crew whom 
she married August 29, 1964; her extended 
family, Tammy (John) Teagarden, Amy (Ron) 
Welsh, Rachelle Wells (Michael Branch), and 
Jeff (Barb) Vickory; three sisters, Barbara 
(Scott) Chisholm, Linda Menegay and Gayle 
Hughes; four brothers, Lonnie Stoffer, Richard 
Stoffer, John Stoffer, and Jim (Sherry) 
Stoffer.

No services or calling hours will be held.

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

Susan’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday October 31, 2019

Thomas Wayne Brookes

July 4, 1947 - October 29, 2019

Obituary

BAZETTA TWP- Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Brookes, age 
72, died early Tuesday morning at Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital.

Tommy was born July 4, 1947 in Belle Vernon, 
Pennsylvania to the late Maurice J. and Betty 
J. (Beaumont) Brookes. He was a graduate of 
Lakeview High School and Case Western Reserve 
University where he earned a bachelor degree in 
Engineering.

Tommy was the owner of Tommy’s Bar for 27 
years; he was the former owner and operator of 
Tommy’s Tires and had a bail bonds business as 
well.
He was a nationally acclaimed pool player, he 
enjoyed bowling, and loved to golf, he once had 
a hole-in-one at Tamer Win. Tommy was a member 
of the Cortland Lodge #529 F&AM.

Tommy is survived by his sister Linda (Marty) 
Futscher, his nephew Thomas (Kristy) Futscher, 
six great-nieces and great nephews, Caleb, Zoe, 
Hailey, Kennedy, Mason, and Reagan. Many 
cousins and good friends.

Friends may call 3-5PM Sunday, November 3rd at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
164 N. High St. in Cortland.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Tommy’s family.


Thursday October 31, 2019

Charlotte Ann Lawson

November 11, 1965 - October 29, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND: Charlotte Ann Lawson, 53, passed away 
at Geauga Medical Center on Tuesday, October 
29, 2019.
Charlotte was born on November 11, 1965 in 
Greenville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of 
Lawrence “Red” Wishart and Delores “Dee” 
(Stanko) Wishart.
She was a 1984 graduate of Badger High School 
continuing her education at Trumbull Business 
College receiving an Associate Degree. 
Charlotte recently attended her 35th high 
school reunion with lifelong friends. She was 
employed by Vallen USA as a purchasing 
specialist for 10 years. She had previously 
been employed by the KraftMaid Cabinetry.

Charlotte was a member of New Life Community 
Church in Vienna. She enjoyed spending time 
collecting beach glass with her husband Jim and 
attending craft shows with her daughter. She 
was a cherished friend to her numerous 
girlfriends who enjoyed their many weekends and 
breakfast together. She considered Tammy, her 
childhood friend and her best friend-sister. 
Charlotte spent many weekends on road trips 
with her husband Jim.

Charlotte will be deeply missed by her loving 
husband, James L. Lawson, whom she married July 
11, 1992; her daughter Christmas Mensah (Shawn 
Smith), her twin brother Charles Wishart and 
sister Patricia Bartlett, her niece Tabitha 
Williams (Adam Deraway), great niece Morgan and 
great nephew A.J. She also leaves Casie whom 
she called her adopted daughter, her dog Bear 
and her grand dog Kaiser.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an 
infant sister Paula.
Visitation for Charlotte will be held on 
Saturday November 2, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel; 
Cortland. A memorial service will follow at 
6:00 pm with Pastor Greg Marshall officiating.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Animal 
Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road, 
Vienna, Ohio 44473.

Charlotte’s family would like to express their 
gratitude to family and friends who supported 
her during her illness.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Thursday October 31, 2019

Geraldine L. (Sutton) Dillehay

DECEMBER 25, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 27, 2019 (AGE 90)

Geraldine L. Dillehay, age 90, passed away 
Sunday, October 27, 2019. She was born December 
25, 1928 in Canton, OH to the late James and 
Ethel (Lohr) Sutton. Gerry was the Secretary at 
North Nimishillen Elementary School for more 
than 30 years. She was a member of Paradise 
United Church of Christ and a former member of 
the Louisville Woman’s Club and Eastern Star.

Gerry was also preceded in death by her 
husband, Edgar Dillehay in 2010. She is 
survived by her daughter, Linda (Frank) Gall, 
her son, Jim (Sally) Dillehay, three 
grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 11am Friday (11/8/19) 
at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Pastor David Anderson officiating. Calling 
hours will be 6-8pm Thursday evening at the 
funeral home. Gerry will be laid to rest, 
beside her husband, in Sunset Hills Burial 
Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer’s 
Association

                                               
                                    Stier-
Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414


Thursday October 31, 2019

Eleanor M. Garren

MAY 12, 1924 ~ OCTOBER 29, 2019 (AGE 95)

Eleanor M. Garren, 95, of Granville, OH, 
formerly of Louisville and Stratton Ohio, 
passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2019 at 
Middleton Assisted Living in Granville, OH.

Eleanor was born May 12th, 1924 in Toronto, OH 
to the late Michael and Anna (Zamborsky) 
Bodnar.

Prior to her retirement and moving to 
Louisville and then Granville from Stratton, 
OH, Eleanor and her late husband Ralph owned 
and operated two businesses; Garren’s Produce 
Market in Empire, OH and Garren’s Mobile Home 
Court in Stratton, OH. She was also known as 
the BEAD LADY, having made over 1000 prayer 
bracelets and necklaces for people.

In addition to her parents, Eleanor was 
preceded in death by her husband Ralph, who 
passed away in 1978; three brothers John, 
George, and Mike Bodnar; six sisters Helen 
Lucas, Dorothy Brettell, Theresa Byers, Marge 
Byers, Catherine McConnell and Monica 
Lindamood.

Eleanor is survived by two sons, John (Linda) 
Garren of Newark, OH and Ronald (Rose Ann) 
Garren of Nashport, OH; her sister; Mary Ann 
Allen of Stratton, OH. Eleanor is also survived 
by three grandchildren Tiffany (Bruce) Lanning 
in McConnelsville, OH, Kristen Garren in 
Newark, OH and Whitney (Zen) Garren in 
Missoula, MT, and two great grandchildren 
Allison and her beloved Paige with whom she had 
a special bond.

We want to thank the nurses, aides, and staff 
at Middleton Assisted Living in Granville, and 
Hospice of Central Ohio for such compassionate 
and loving care of Eleanor.

Eleanor requested that no services will be 
held. Arrangements handled by Stier-Israel 
funeral home in Louisville, OH.

                                               
                            Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home  330-875-1414


Wednesday October 30, 2019

Rita Marie Klahr

December 17, 1933 - October 15, 2019

Obituary

Rita Marie Klahr of Youngstown, OH passed on 
October 15, 2019 at Ohio Living Park Vista in 
Youngstown. Rita was born December 17, 1933 in 
Bethel, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of 
Allen and Stella (Edris) Klahr.

Rita graduated from Bethel High School in 1951 
and went on to attain a nursing degree in 
Reading, PA in 1954. She then moved to the Los 
Angeles area to start her nursing career and 
later settled in Berkeley, CA. She worked as a 
nurse for 30 years in the bay area and found 
fulfillment caring for her many patients. She 
was an active member at her church, and also 
loved traveling, hiking, yoga, music, and 
dancing- especially ballet. Most of all, Rita 
cherished the beauty of nature, and chose 
Yosemite National Park as her favorite place to 
visit. Rita’s last years at Park Vista were a 
happy time spent enjoying music, the flowers 
and sunshine, and reminding residents and staff 
how beautiful and perfect they are. Her loving 
and joyful spirit will be missed by all of us.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, a 
brother, and her beloved older sister. She is 
survived by a brother and his wife, and five 
nieces and nephews.


Wednesday October 30, 2019

Thomas E Swetye

JANUARY 27, 1950 ~ OCTOBER 25, 2019 (AGE 69)

Thomas Edward Swetye, 69, died October 25 at 
his home in Salem. Born January 27,1950, he was 
the son of the late Joseph A. Swetye of Salem 
and Josephine Mae Bowman Swetye – originally 
from Pierceton, Indiana.

Tom was a 1968 graduate of Salem Senior High 
School where he was president of his senior 
class, president of the Varsity S Club, 
treasurer of the Key Club, a captain of the 
varsity football team, and MVP of the track 
team. He was nominated to the Naval Academy but 
suffered a back injury and was unable to 
attend. He was also a delegate to Boys’ State. 
He was a 1972 graduate of Hiram College where 
he majored in French. His junior year of 
college was spent studying at the Institute of 
European Studies in Paris.

He loved to write poetry and several of his 
poems were published in poetry journals. He 
worked as a landscaper for Wilms Nursery and 
for Endicott Landscaping.

He is survived by his siblings: J. Michael, of 
Boulder, CO; Wm. James of Salem; Carol Anne 
Janosik of Fort Madison, Iowa; John A. of 
Darien, Connecticut; and Andrew P. of Salem.

A public celebration of life memorial service 
for family and friends will be held on November 
16 at 2:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home in 
Salem. Burial will follow at Woodsdale Cemetery 
near Guilford Lake, Ohio.

Because of Tom's illness of schizophrenia, in 
lieu of flowers the family requests that 
donations be made to the National Alliance on 
Mental Illness of Ohio via their website at 
namiohio.org or it can be mailed to 1225 Dublin 
Rd., Suite 125, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Friends and family can view the obituary and 
sign the guest register online at 
www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem, 330-
337-6363.


Wednesday October 30, 2019

Joseph Bartley Garnes

MAY 1, 1941 ~ OCTOBER 29, 2019 (AGE 78)

  Joseph Bartley Garnes, age 78, of Alliance, 
passed peacefully at his home at 10:03 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

  He was born May 1, 1941, in Elkton, Ohio to 
Ralph and Elma (Parsons) Garnes.

  Joe attended Sebring High School and served 
with the National Guard.

  He was the owner of the Ashland Station 
before working as an Owner/Operator Truck 
Driver for 40 years.

  Survivors include his wife, Vickie (Watson) 
Garnes, whom he married August 12, 1967; sons, 
Kenneth Garnes, and Jason Garnes;  grandson, 
Bartley Garnes; granddaughter, Marisa Mozden; 
and great-grandchildren, Braydin and Kaydin 
Garnes, and Maddilynn, Marlee, and Maribelle 
Mozden; brothers, Lawrence (Carolyn) Garnes and 
Nelson (Mary) Garnes; all of Alliance; sister, 
Dolly (Gene) Morrison, of Minerva, and numerous 
nieces and nephews.

 Joe was preceded in death by his parents; son, 
Joseph Bryan Garnes; brother, Roy, sisters, 
Maggie, Edith, and Tiny, and granddaughter, 
Danielle Garnes.

  Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, 
November 4, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home, co-officiated by Pastor Freddie 
Rodriquez and Nancy Castellucci, Celebrant.

  Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday 
prior to the service.

  Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park. 
Memorial Contributions may be made to Alliance 
Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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


Tuesday October 29, 2019

Jean Kay Schwartz

JANUARY 2, 1945 ~ OCTOBER 28, 2019 (AGE 74)

SALEM – Jean Kay Schwartz, age 74 died at 5:00 
a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born 
January 2, 1945 in Salem, daughter of Camille 
(Ward) Wood of New Garden and the late Wilbur 
E. Wood.

Jean had worked as a key punch operator at 
Republic Steel in Massillon, and also worked at 
Demin-Crane in Salem and Diebold in Canton. She 
was a member of New Alexander Christian Church 
and a 1963 graduate of United Local High 
School.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey A. (Cathy) 
Schwartz of Rogers; a daughter Michele (Dave) 
Furney of Salem, Alabama; brother, James Wood 
of New Garden and two grandchildren.

Besides her father, a sister, JoAnn Wood also 
preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Dave Napier officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Thursday prior to the service at the funeral 
home. Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

Jean’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday October 29, 2019

John Patrick Taylor

August 29, 1954 - October 26, 2019

Obituary

John Patrick Taylor, 65, passed away early 
Saturday morning October 29 while on vacation 
in Gettysburg, PA.

 John was born August 29, 1954 in Santa Ana, 
California, the son of Edward B. and Teresa 
(Southworth) Taylor. 

John retired in 2018 as a fire inspector with 
the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. John spent 
twenty years of his life in service to the U.S. 
Military. 

He was an Air Force veteran serving from 1975 
to 1994. Prior to working with the Youngstown 
Air Reserve Base, John was an assistant fire 
chief with the U.S. Air Force and traveled 
around the world, stationed at Montgomery AL, 
Zweibrucken, Germany, Grissom, IN, March Air 
Force Base in Riverside, CA, George Air Force 
Base in Victorville, CA, Kunsan Air Force Base 
in Korea and Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. 

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Mineral 
Ridge and its men club. His hobbies included 
working on cars and he was an avid history 
buff. 

John leaves his wife, the former Frances E. 
Dolan whom he married August 24, 1976, four 
children Breanna Taylor of Mineral Ridge, James 
Taylor of Boardman, Jason Taylor of Tennessee 
and Josh Taylor of California. 

John also leaves six siblings, Edward, Chris, 
Denny, Sharon, Diana, and Shirley, as well as 
three grand pups, Theo, Freya, and Buster and 
two grand cats, J.J. and Nuggs. John is 
preceded in death by his parents and one 
brother Dan.

 Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 PM on 
Friday, November 1 at Lane Funeral Homes, 
Mineral Ridge Chapel. 

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 
AM Saturday, November 2, at St. Mary’s Church.


Tuesday October 29, 2019

Norman L. Ecenrode

January 31, 1927 - October 28, 2019

Obituary

Norman L. Ecenrode Jr., 92, passed away 
peacefully on Monday, October 28, at Copeland 
Oaks Retirement Community. 

Norman was born in Lancaster, PA, the son of 
Norman and Frances (Zerbe) Ecenrode. He was a 
proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

 Norman was a baker for Keystone Bakery most of 
his life. He enjoyed hunting all different 
kinds of wildlife, baking pies, and camping. 

He loved his dogs, which were all immaculately 
trained throughout the years. He also enjoyed 
teaching others how to use a knitting machine. 

Norman leaves his wife, the former Carolyn 
Holste, whom he married on June 19, 1982, his 
four children, Diana Boots of Ellwood, PA, 
Norma (David) Huff of New Castle, PA, Jeff 
(Rose) Ecenrode of Beaver Falls, PA, and Susan 
(Steve) Silverwood of Mount Vernon, OH, nine 
grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

 Norman is preceded in death by two sons, Greg 
Ecenrode and Gavin Hutchens, and eight 
siblings. Services for Norman will be held 
privately.


Tuesday October 29, 2019

Anna Usko

September 16, 1926 - October 25, 2019

Obituary

Anna Hurayt Usko, 93 of Masury, died Friday 
morning, October 25, 2019, at her home in 
Masury. She was born September 16, 1926 in 
Sharon, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late 
John and Anna Bruzik Hurayt..

Anna retired from Delphi Packard Electric, 
where she worked for many years. She was a 
member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermitage.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Bartosh of 
Oakwood, Illinois and Richard Bartosh of the 
Philadelphia area and Ronald and Randall 
Swogger; five grandchildren, Rob and Alysha 
Bartosh, Anna Marie Bartosh, Eddie Swogger and 
Ronald Swogger Jr. and two brothers, Edward and 
Gerald Hurayt.

Two daughters, Marian and Candace Bartosh and 
three brothers, John, Dan and Andy Hurayt have 
all preceded Anna in death.

A private memorial service will be held 
Saturday morning, November 2, 2019 at Lane 
Funeral Home - Madasz Chapel in Brookfield, 
with Pastor Nelson from her church officiating. 
Per Anna's wishes cremation was held and there 
will be no calling hours or public services.

Online condolences may be made to the family at 
www.madaszchapel.com


Tuesday October 29, 2019

Ricky "Rick" Linden Michaels

JULY 22, 1966 ~ OCTOBER 11, 2019 (AGE 53)

COLUMBUS, MS - Ricky “Rick” Linden Michaels, 
53, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Rick 
was born on July 22, 1966 in Salem, Ohio, son 
of Clarence “Butch” L. Michaels and Lezlie 
(Fred) (Menough) Thompson. Rick was considered 
everyone’s favorite.

He was a member of Vibrant Church, Columbus, 
MS. Rick was a 1984 graduate of United Local 
High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air 
Force, where he was a decorated veteran. Rick 
was an Enforcement Specialist, having earned 
several medals and ribbons during his tour of 
duty while stationed in Greece and Italy. He 
was stationed overseas for six years.

Survivors include a son, William (Jessica) 
Michaels of Hanover, PA; three daughters, 
Kirstyn (Zack) O’Callaghan, Micayla and Ciarra 
Michaels of Columbus, MS; grandchildren, 
Lillian, Tucker, Raelynn, Jacie, Madelyn, and 
Noah Michaels, James, Gydeon and Jaxyn 
O’Callaghan, Madelyn and Noah Michaels and 
Landyn Holman and Noah Michaels; a sister, 
Peggy Michaels; a brother, Billy (Cristin) 
Thompson, both of Salem, OH; nieces, Alison 
Suggett, Sydney Thompson; nephew, Brady 
Thompson; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

His grandparents, William & Marguerite 
(Scullion) Michaels and George and Nellie 
(Shaw) Menough and an uncle, Warren Michaels 
preceded him in death.

Ricky touched so many lives during his short 
life with us. He always had a smile on his face 
and a lending hand reaching out to who ever 
needed help. Ricky was the kindest most loving 
person who was loved by so many. He will be 
missed by everyone wo was blessed enough to 
know him. We all love you Ricky. May your soul 
rest in peace,

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Monday, November 4, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Moore 
officiating. Military honors will be provided 
by the Salem Honor Guard. Burial will be at 
Hope Cemetery.

Rick’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday October 29, 2019

Gerald C. Hoover

APRIL 13, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 27, 2019 (AGE 91)

  Gerald C. Hoover, age 91, of Alliance, passed 
away at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 
Canterbury Villa.

  Jerry was born April 13, 1928 in Waterford, 
Ohio to Lewis and Willa (Johns) Hoover.

  Jerry attended Alliance High School before 
enlisting in the U.S.  Army Air Force.  He 
served as a Medic during WWII, and later served 
with the Merchant Marines.

  A quiet, kind, humble man, Jerry was always 
optimistic and a true gentleman. He was 
hardworking, could fix anything, and enjoyed 
numerous household projects.

  In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and 
hunting; and in his older years he enjoyed 
watching wildlife and feeding birds.

  Jerry enjoyed gardening, watching old movies 
and westerns, and following the Cleveland 
Browns and Indians.

 For many years, Jerry and his late wife Mary, 
loved going to auctions, and buying and selling 
antiques.

 He was a devoted husband, proud father and 
grandfather, as he enjoyed family picnics, 
cookouts, and especially playing croquet, corn 
hole and Mexican train with his grandchildren.

 He also loved to play cards, especially 
euchre, with family, friends and with his card 
club.

  A member of Science Hill Community Church, he 
was a member of the Alliance Senior Center, 
American Legion and the Moose Club.

  Survivors include his son, Gary (Sally) 
Hoover; daughter, Linda (Mike) Pauli; six 
grandchildren, Amy Hoover, Carolyn (Brandon) 
Caywood, Michelle (Chris) Bade, Mark (Kristin) 
Pauli, Michael (Brenda) Pauli, Matt (Jamie) 
Pauli; 13 great-grandchildren, Alex and Nick 
Caywood, Sarah, Michael and Ryan Bade, Tyler 
Posey, Rylin, Ashlyn and Caitlen Pauli, Kayla 
and Emily Pauli, and Austin and Olivia 
Callahan.

   He was preceded in death by his wife; Mary 
L. (Taylor) Hoover whom he married June 11, 
1949, and who died July 21, 2019; his brothers, 
Glen and Gayle, and his parents.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, 
November 1, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Dr. Jo Ann Patterson 
officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior 
to the service at the funeral home.

  Interment with Military Honors will be at 
Fairmount Memorial Park.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. 
Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude 
Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


Tuesday October 29, 2019

Bruce L. Groves

MAY 15, 1956 ~ OCTOBER 27, 2019 (AGE 63)

  Bruce L. Groves, age 63, of Homeworth, went 
home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Aultman 
Hospital.

  He was born May 15, 1956, in Alliance, Ohio 
to Wendell and Mary (Doyle) Groves.

  Bruce was a 1974 graduate of Marlington High 
School. He was employed at PTC for 45 years as 
a welder/machine operator.

  He enjoyed fishing during his vacation time. 
Bruce attended Alliance Friends Church.

  Survivors include his children, Melissa 
(Nick) Dragomir, Kim Groves and Adam (Rosella) 
Groves; grandchildren, Ruth and Hannah Dragomir 
and Olivia, Elijah and Emilia Groves; siblings, 
Mary Lee (Bob) Siddle, Ron (Janet) Groves, 
Diane (Bill) Fitzgerald and Mark (Dawn) Groves; 
and former spouse, Patty Sells.

  Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.

  Services will be held at  11 a.m. Friday, 
November 1, 2019 at Alliance Friends Church. 
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home and one 
hour prior to the service at the church on 
Friday. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial 
Park.

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


Monday October 28, 2019

Clara "Sue" Ann Snatchko

MARCH 26, 1943 ~ OCTOBER 26, 2019 (AGE 76)

SALEM - Clara Ann “Sue” Snatchko, 76, went home 
to be with the Lord October 26,2019 at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Sue was born 
March 26, 1943 in East Liverpool, a daughter of 
the late Lewis and Ella Mae (Hager) Carter.

She was a homemaker and a member of Victory 
Christian Center in Columbiana.  Her passion 
was serving the Lord and she was a devoted 
Sunday School teacher for 20 years.

Sue is survived by two sons, James C. Reaggle 
Jr. of Wellsville and Joseph W. Reaggle of 
Johns Creek, GA; two daughters, Tammy S. 
Cochran of East Palestine and Joy Ann Reaggle 
of Leetonia; two sisters, Phyllis Prall of 
Cleveland and Louise Tennyson of Cleveland; a 
brother, Randel Carter of Cleveland; a step-
brother Charles of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; 
and 4 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Sue was preceded in death 
by husbands, Harold Snatchko and James C. 
Reaggle Sr.; infant brother, Austin Carter; and 
a grandson, James C. Reaggle III.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 
29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial, with 
Pastor Randy Morocco and Pastor Gene Brown 
officiating.  Burial will follow at East Carmel 
Cemetery in Rogers.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday 
from 9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers may be sent, or donations may be made 
to Victory Christian Center, 350 OH-7, 
Columbiana, OH 44408.

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


Monday October 28, 2019

William Hood

May 21, 1930 - October 26, 2019

Obituary

William E. Hood
1930 - 2019

William (Bill) E. Hood, age 89, loving and 
devoted husband, father, grandfather, and 
great-grandfather went Home to be with the Lord 
on October 26, 2019 at his place of residence 
in Westerville, Ohio.

He was born May 21, 1930 to the late John and 
Alice Hood of Mineral Ridge, Ohio. His loving 
wife, Margaret (Peggy) S. Hood, whom he married 
on November 13, 1954, preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School 
in 1948, where he co-authored the words to the 
school alma mater, and Kent State University. 
He worked as an accountant with General 
Fireproofing in Youngstown for 30 years and 
afterward with Boardman Schools as a bus driver 
for 13 years before fully retiring. 

Along with his wife and family, William resided 
in Canfield for nearly 50 years.

One of the great passions of William was music 
and he particularly enjoyed singing to the Lord 
all of his life. 

He was a member of the Old North Church in 
Canfield, where he served the Lord as a choir 
member for nearly 35 years, often performing 
specials and duets with his loving wife. 

He was a devoted family man who loved spending 
time with his loving wife, sons, daughter-in-
laws, and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, his son 
(Bradley James Hood), brother (Jack), and 
sister (Audrey Purdy), preceded him in death.

He is survived by his two sons and their wives, 
Evan and Kathleen Hood of Westerville, Ohio; 
Kurt and Angie Hood of Virginia Beach, 
Virginia; Daughter-in-Law, Joyce O’Neal 
(Bradley) Hood of Aledo, Texas; Brother-in-Law, 
Jim Leach of Youngstown; five grandchildren 
Nathan, Micah (Lisa), Ben, Andrew and John; and 
one great-grandchild, Bradley James Hood ll.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 
30th, from 5-7 PM at the Lane Canfield Chapel 
in Canfield and Thursday, October 31st, from 
10-11 AM at the Old North Church in Canfield 
followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM with 
the Pastor Rick Enlow officiating.

Burial will be in the Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens in Canfield.

My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises 
to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. 
– Psalm 71:23


Monday October 28, 2019

Colleen A. Gohlke

September 1, 1939 - October 27, 2019

Obituary

Colleen Ann Gohlke, 80

Colleen A. Gohlke, 80 of Warren died early 
Sunday morning at White Oak Manor, Warren. 

Colleen was born September 1, 1939 in 
Cleveland, a daughter of the late Eliot F. and 
Noreen (Kelly) Bennett. 

Colleen was a homemaker, a former member of 
Mineral Ridge Athletic Association, the Mineral 
Ridge Presbyterian Church and the Coast Guard 
Auxilliary. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband, Donald Gohlke whom she married 
in 1974 and a son, Keith Gohlke. 

Colleen leaves her children; brothers and 
sisters and many grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. There will be no services or 
calling hours.


Monday October 28, 2019

David Francis Gerback

May 1, 1947 - October 27, 2019

Obituary

David Frances Gerback, 72, of Austintown Twp 
passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 
at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boardman, 
surrounded by family. 

David was born in Youngstown, the son of Frank 
J. and Betty E. (Pinter) Gerback. 

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. 

David was a self-employed electrical engineer 
and systems analyst. 

He was a member of the Catholic faith. He 
enjoyed model airplanes, drones, and tinkering 
with anything electronic.

 David leaves his wife, the former Wanda 
Quesenberry whom he married June 25, 1981, six 
children, Theresha (Pete) Zinnicker of 
Boardman, Bill Crites of Struthers, Merinda 
Stephenson of Warren, Jeff (Amanda) Bolen of 
Canfield, Kevin (Shirley) Bolen of Hubbard, and 
Keith (Erin) Bolen of New Waterford, one sister 
Nancy (Bruce) Fraser of Missouri, twelve 
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, David was preceded in 
death by one sister, Carol Casterline. 

Friends may call from 6 to 7 P.M. Monday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Home Austintown Chapel 
where services will begin at 7 P.M. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests 
donations be made to the American Cancer 
Society in David’s name.


Monday October 28, 2019

Daniel Dennis Nye

June 20, 1975 - October 23, 2019

DANIEL'S OBITUARY

Daniel Dennis Nye 44, of (Greenford) Salem, 
died at his home Wednesday morning, October 23, 
2019.

 

He was born on June 20, 1975, in Warren, Ohio, 
the son of Terry L. and Bonnie S. (Smith) Nye.

 

He was the owner of Nye’s General Construction 
and had been in construction work for over 20 
years. He had attended the Greenford Christian 
Church. A 1994 graduate of Salem High School 
and served on the Track and Cross Country 
teams. He was a member of the 1993 State 
Champion Cross Country Team, went to several 
other state competitions. He was a middle and 
distance runner on the team. Dan was also the 
Quaker Sam Mascot. He was an avid bowler at 
Hunt Club on Friday and Tuesday nights with G & 
S Vending. In his spare time, he loved to go 
fishing with friends and listen to his country 
music.

 

In addition to his parents of Zephyrhills, 
Fla., he is survived by his children Makayla 
and Devon Nye both of Salem, siblings Aaron and 
Amy Nye both of Florida and his companion Mandy 
Spahr of Salem.

 

Services will be held on Wednesday, 7 Pm at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services with Pastor Fred Schrock 
from the Greenford Christian Church 
officiating. A time of visitation will be from 
5 to 7 Pm on Wednesday.

 

Visit the memorial page at 
www.apgreenisenfh.com


Sunday October 27, 2019

Stephen J. Buila Jr.

May 16, 1942 - October 24, 2019

Obituary

Stephen John Buila Jr., of Cortland passed away 
unexpectedly on October 24, 2019. Originally 
from Mineral Ridge OH he was born on May 16, 
1942 to the late Stephen & Mary Buila.

He graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in 
1960 then honorably served for two years in the 
US Army. He was a dedicated employee of Packard 
Electric for 34 years. He was a loyal husband, 
hard worker, proud gardener, and overall good 
man. He also enjoyed Sinatra-era music, 
woodworking and projects with his children & 
grandchildren. He was an amazing family man. 
His positive influence will always be with us 
and he will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years 
Cynthia (Kasula), son Stephen III & Elizabeth 
(Kiefer) and grandsons Evan (12) & Keaton (8), 
daughter Danielle & John (Hoza) and 
granddaughter Maggie (11), brothers Edward & 
Michael, as well as other family and friends. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his sister Shirley and his in-laws John & 
Teresa Kasula.

Calling hours be held on Saturday November 2nd 
from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Cortland where a 
funeral service will be immediately following 
at 12:00 noon.


Sunday October 27, 2019

Hubert W. "Dube" Dubey

July 18, 1935 - October 26, 2019

Obituary

Hubert W. "Dube" Dubey, 84 of Howland Township, 
died Saturday morning, October 26, 2019, at St. 
Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born July 18, 
1935 in Warren the son of the late Herbert 
Samuel and Emma L. Hefferman Dubey. He was a 
lifetime Warrren area resident.

Dube was a 1954 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. He worked for 37 years as an 
electrician in troubleshooting and the 
electrical engineering team at Delphi Packard 
Electric, retiring in 1990. He and his wife, 
Norma also worked at a Simco apartment building 
in Ravenna with Dube being in charge of 
maintenence.

Dube was an avid bowler and bowled on several 
area leagues. He was a history buff and enjoyed 
the history channel, jazz music and western 
movies. He was a talented handyman and jack-of-
all-trades. He said it's "always 5:05 
somewhere".

The love of his life and wife of 62 years, 
Norma S. Church Dubey, whom he married 
September 5, 1953, preceded him in death 
December 24, 2015. One daughter, Cindy Dubey 
Ferrett preceded in 1989 and one sister, Julia 
Dubey also preceded him in death.

Dube is survived by one daughter, Debbie 
(Roland) Kurtzman of Mecca; one son, Philip 
(Robert) Dubey-Farris of Atlanta, Georgia; a 
son-in-law, Robert Ferret of Howland; three 
grandchildren, David (Melissa) Kurtzman, 
Michael (Michele) Kurtzman and Tabatha (Robben) 
Cooper; eight great grandchildren, Natalie 
Rose, Timothy David and Danielle Hope Kurtzman, 
Preston Benjaman and Riley Elizabeth Cooper and 
Sebastian, Chelsea and Hunter; three great 
great granddaughters and numerous nieces and 
nephews.

The family wishes to express their appreciation 
to Dr. Douglas Dunlap and the Gillettes Nursing 
Home for the compassionate and loving care 
shown to Dube.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, 
where the family will receive friends from 6 to 
8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th. Burial will 
be at a later date at Crown Hill Burial Park in 
Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of 
the memory of Cindy Dubey Ferrett to the 
American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., 
Canfield,OH 44406. Online condolences may be 
made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Sunday October 27, 2019

Marlyne Nadine Gillis

April 22, 1943 - October 26, 2019

Obituary

Marlyne N. Gillis, 76, surrounded by her loving 
family, peacefully entered into the care of the 
Lord on October 26, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical 
Center. Marlyne was born in Van Voorhis, PA on 
April 22, 1943 to George & Alverda (Wagner) 
Fichtenmayer. She graduated from Charleroi 
Public Schools.

On June 29, 1966, Marlyne was united into 
marriage with the love of her life, Robert 
Gillis whom survives.

After raising her family, Marlyne entered the 
work force first working as a manager for D&K 
and then for the last ten years she has been a 
taxi driver for the Amish; many of whom were 
her very dear friends.

A woman of faith, Marlyne was an active member 
at Southington Christian Church. She loved 
horses, keeping many as pets. She enjoyed 
spending time with her beloved Yorkie, Goliath. 
She also enjoyed crocheting when feeling 
creative.

However, and most importantly, Marlyne was 
devoted to her family. She was a loving wife, 
caring mother and Grandma to many. Everyone she 
met she loved, and she was loved by everyone 
who met her.

Besides her husband of 53 years, Marlyne is 
survived by her children Joseph Gillis, Tony 
(Angie) Gillis, Wendy (Trevor) Elza and Janine 
(Keith) Decker; her grandchildren: Jacob, 
Shaina, Alyssa, Zack, Cody, Wyatt, Lindsey, 
Laurin, Charles, Joshua, Sierra, Autumn and 
Christina; 5 great-grandchildren; her son-in-
law Anthony Bostardi; her brother Clyde (Helen) 
Fichtenmayer and her sister Arlene Gillis. She 
was preceded in death by her grandson Travis, 
her parents, and siblings Gerald (infant), 
Charles and Louise Fichtenmayer.

Cremation is taking place and there will not be 
any formal services.

Memorial donations may be made to Marlyne’s 
church home Southington Christian Church.


Sunday October 27, 2019

Linda C. Schmitt

September 27, 1947 - October 27, 2019

Obituary

Linda C. Schmitt, 72 of Warren, passed away at 
Windsor House of Champion on October 27, 2019 
after a long courageous battle with cancer. 
Linda was born on September 27, 1947 in Newton 
Falls to Anthony & Edith Milkon.

Linda spent her career working in customer 
service for Tamarkin spending over 25 years in 
retail before her retirement.

Always centered on her family, Linda was 
overjoyed when she became a Grandma. If she 
wasn’t grabbing coffee and shopping with her 
girlfriends, Linda was most definitely spending 
one on one time with her grandsons.

Linda is survived by her daughters Heather 
(Michael) Starcher and Kimberly Schmitt, her 
grandsons Justin & Alex Starcher and her 
brother Anthony (Marilyn) Milkon. She was 
preceded in death by her parents and her 
brother Raymond Milkon.

Cremation has taken place there will not be any 
formal services per Linda’s wishes.

Linda’s family would like to thank her friends 
and neighbors who helped out during her 
illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to Crossroads Hospice.


Sunday October 27, 2019

Barbara M. Diamond

MARCH 17, 1932 ~ OCTOBER 26, 2019 (AGE 87)

Salem- Barbara M. Diamond, 86, died October 26, 
2019 at Brookdale.  She was born December 14, 
1932 in Salem, a daughter of the late Charles 
and Wilma (Buford) Sweeny.

Barbara was a Duty Aide at Salem City Schools.

Her husband, Donald L. Diamond, whom she 
married October 1, 1951, died March 17, 1987.

She is survived by two daughters, Jill (Mark) 
Hissom and Lisa (Tim) Filp both of Salem; eight 
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Barbara was 
preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah 
Pierson; two sisters, Betty McDanial and Bonnie 
Campbell; a brother James Sweeny and a 
grandson, Dustin Pierson.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 
29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday 
from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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


Saturday October 26, 2019

Mary Rose Palombi

November 3, 1918 - October 25, 2019

Obituary

Mary Rose Palombi, age100 of Brookfield, died 
Friday morning, October 25, 2019. She was born 
November 3, 1918 in Sharon, Pa. the daughter of 
the late Joseph and Carmella Palmer Trinckes. 
She had been a lifetime Brookfield resident.

Mary was a 1937 graduate of Brookfield High 
School. She worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years 
starting at Thorton Hall Bowling Lanes in 
Sharpsville and then at Laurel Lanes in Warren, 
retiring in 1980 when the bowling lanes closed.

Mary was a longtime member of St. Bernadettes 
Catholic Church in Masury (now St. Thomas the 
Apostle Church in Vienna). She was an avid 
bowler for many years, bowling in several area 
leagues.

Her husband of 71 years, Phillip Joseph 
Palombi, whom she married December 30, 1939 
preceded her in death April 27, 2010. She was 
also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, 
Carol Palombi in 2015; two brothers, Angelo and 
Felix Trinckes; one sister, Veronica Trinckes 
and a nephew, Jerry Trinckes.

She is survived by two sons, Richard P. Palombi 
of Brookfield and Joseph R. (Gloria) Palombi of 
Cortland; two grandsons, Phillip (his fiancee, 
Kat Gang) Palombi of New York City and Joseph 
(Renee) Palombi of Monaca, Pa.; four great 
grandchildren, Brianna, Lara, Lorenzo and Aria; 
one brother, Anthony "Tony" (Teresa) Trinckes 
of Brookfield and three nephews, John, Vince 
and Dan Trinckes.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Home - Madasz Chapel in Brookfield, 
where the family will receive friends for one 
hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 
Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at www.madaszchapel.com


Saturday October 26, 2019

Ronald Eaton

SEPTEMBER 12, 1933 ~ OCTOBER 25, 2019 (AGE 86)

Ronald Eaton, 86, of Sebring passed away on 
Friday, October 25, 2019 at his home surrounded 
by his family.

 Ronald was born on September 12, 1933 in 
Sebring, Ohio to the late Elbert and Ruth 
(Goehring) Eaton. Ronald was a 1951 graduate of 
Sebring McKinley High School. 

He was a Veteran serving in the United Sates 
Air Force. Following the Air Force he worked at 
B & W Keystone as a Crane Operator. 

Ronald was a member of Sebring Church of the 
Nazarene where he served on the Church Board 
and maintained the church building and grounds. 

Above anything else Ronald always put his 
family first and was always there to support 
his grandchildren at their activities

Ronald is survived by his wife Jackie (Folk) 
Eaton; children Ronald (Deb) Eaton of North 
Carolina, Cindy Hutmacher of Beloit, Donald 
(Patricia) Eaton of Sebring, Douglas (Ann) 
Eaton of Alliance and Candy (Terry) Rockwell of 
Salem; sister Sally Johnson of Alliance; 12 
grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 1 
great-great grandchild; and a special fur 
friend Becky. 

Besides his parents Ronald was preceded in 
death by a brother Al Eaton and a sister Janet 
Murphy.

A funeral service will he held on Tuesday, 
October 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Sebring Church 
of the Nazarene with Pastor Mike Kimball 
officiating. Friends and family will be 
received two hours prior to the service from 
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the church. 

Military honors will be provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family 
requests memorial contributions be made in 
Ronald's honor to the Sebring Church of the 
Nazarene, 626 W. Maryland ave.

 Sebring, Ohio 44672. You may sign the guest 
register and view the obituary online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-
2526.


Saturday October 26, 2019

Gertrude "Truus" Monhemius

MAY 12, 1930 ~ OCTOBER 25, 2019 (AGE 89)


    Gertrude “Truus” Monhemius, age 89, of 
Paris, went to be with the Lord on Friday, 
October 25,2019.

     She was born in Maartensdyk, the 
Netherlands, to Thymen and Marga van der Heide 
in 1930.  Beginning at age 10, she and her 
family lived under the German military 
occupation of Holland for 5 years during WWII.  
In 1951, she married Fred Monhemius and 
together they emigrated to the United States.  
They lived virtually their entire lives on 
Arrowhead Orchard in Paris.  She was a hard 
worker selling apples and providing care for 
those who worked at the orchard.  Her 
hospitality of coffee, tea, and cookies 
extended to everyone who visited her home.  
Truus was an accomplished seamstress who 
enjoyed sewing.  She crocheted many, many 
afghans and lap-robes for area hospitals and 
nursing homes.  Always giving and generous, she 
never spoke an unkind word about anyone.  She 
actively attended Israel Lutheran Church for 
over 65 years, teaching Sunday School to 
toddlers for many years.  She was a wonderful 
Christian woman who rarely missed Church and 
truly exemplified Christian love and charity to 
everyone.

      She is survived by her children Erwin 
(Linda) Monhemius of Wooster, Elaine (Mark) 
Spademan of Wooster, Diana (Robert) Tuttle of 
East Canton, and Randy (Laurin) Monhemius of 
Grove City, 12 Grandchildren, and 16 Great-
grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 
her husband Fred on October 11, 2019 and by 6 
of her brothers.  She is survived by 1 sister 
and 3 brothers.

     Funeral services will be held 11 am 
Saturday, November 2 at the Israel Lutheran 
Church in Paris, OH.  Viewing will be from 10-
11 am at the church prior to the funeral.  Mrs. 
Monhemius will be laid to rest on Monday in 
Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton, OH.  In 
lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations 
be made to Israel Lutheran Church.


Saturday October 26, 2019

Esther Clark

AUGUST 11, 1925 ~ OCTOBER 25, 2019 (AGE 94)

East Palestine-Esther Clark, 94, of East 
Palestine, passed away on Friday, October 25, 
2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born August 11, 1925 in Imperial, PA, a 
daughter of the late Christian and Ida Ackman 
Junker.

Esther was a member of the First United 
Presbyterian Chuch of East Palestine and worked 
at W S Pottery and Pittsburgh Chair. She 
enjoyed being a member of the East Palestine 
Garden Club and the Stitch and Chatter Club.

Her husband, Robert L. Clark, whom she married 
on September 27, 1946, preceded her in death on 
November 7, 2002.

She is survived by five children, Cheryl 
Sansenbaugher of East Palestine, David (Diane) 
Clark of Taunton, MA, Russell Clark of 
Columbus, Becky (Carmen) Amadio of Boardman and 
Darlene (Randall) Wilhelm of East Palestine; 
one sister, Lila Porchiran of Slovan, PA; and 
by Thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great 
grandchildren.

Esther was preceded in death by five sisters, 
Margaret Yarian, Mildred Bowker, Marie Heidler, 
Grace Podsiadly and Ella Mae Whitemore; three 
brothers, Charles “Bud” Junker, Christian 
Junker and Wayne “Jake” Junker; sister-in-law, 
Mary Junker and a grandchild Clark Christian 
Sansenbaugher.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Monday, October 28, 2019 at Van Dyke-Swaney-
Rettig Funeral Home with Pastor Fritz Nelson 
officiating.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to 
the funeral on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial 
Gardens.

Memorial donations in memory of Esther may be 
made to the American Cancer Society.

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


Friday October 25, 2019

Esther Clark

AUGUST 11, 1925 ~ OCTOBER 25, 2019 (AGE 94)

East Palestine-Esther Clark, 94, of East 
Palestine, passed away on Friday, October 25, 
2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born August 11, 1925 in Imperial, PA, a 
daughter of the late Christian and Ida Ackman 
Junker.

Esther was a member of the First United 
Presbyterian Chuch of East Palestine and worked 
at W S Pottery and Pittsburgh Chair. She 
enjoyed being a member of the East Palestine 
Garden Club and the Stitch and Chatter Club.

Her husband, Robert L. Clark, whom she married 
on September 27, 1946, preceded her in death on 
November 7, 2002.

She is survived by five children, Cheryl 
Sansenbaugher of East Palestine, David (Diane) 
Clark of Taunton, MA, Russell Clark of 
Columbus, Becky (Carmen) Amadio of Boardman and 
Darlene (Randall) Wilhelm of East Palestine; 
one sister, Lila Porchiran of Slovan, PA; and 
by Thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great 
grandchildren.

Esther was preceded in death by five sisters, 
Margaret Yarian, Mildred Bowker, Marie Heidler, 
Grace Podsiadly and Ella Mae Whitemore; three 
brothers, Charles “Bud” Junker, Christian 
Junker and Wayne “Jake” Junker; sister-in-law, 
Mary Junker and a grandchild Clark Christian 
Sansenbaugher.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Monday, October 28, 2019 at Van Dyke-Swaney-
Rettig Funeral Home with Pastor Fritz Nelson 
officiating.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to 
the funeral on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial 
Gardens.

Memorial donations in memory of Esther may be 
made to the American Cancer Society.

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


Friday October 25, 2019

Irma Locke

November 7, 1925 - October 17, 2019
Obituary

Irma Locke a longtime resident of Estero, 
Florida died peacefully on October 17, 2019 at 
Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. 

Born in 1925 in East Liverpool, Ohio, she 
graduated from East Liverpool High School in 
1944 and continued her education at the Choffin 
School of Nursing receiving her LPN 
certification. Irma worked as an LPN at 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1985. 
Irma married her husband, Bernard G. Locke, Sr. 
in 1944, with whom she celebrated 63 years of 
marriage prior to his death in 2007. 

In addition to being a dedicated and loving 
mother, Irma volunteered as a Cub Scout and 
Girl Scout leader, was a member of the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #155 and 
Park View Rebekah Lodge #719, of Canfield, 
Ohio, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, completing 
word puzzles, going to movies and plays with 
her friends. 

Throughout her entire life, she held an 
unwavering faith in God, which she shared with 
those who surrounded her. 

She is survived by her two sons: Bernard G. 
Locke, Jr. (Nancy), of North Jackson, Ohio; and 
Kenneth Russell Locke (Ruth), of Cape Coral, 
Florida. 

A daughter Sharyl Jane Locke and an infant son 
Richard Paul Locke preceded her in death. Irma 
also leaves behind her sister Marian Moore of 
North Royalton, two grand-daughters: Suzanne 
Locke (Jason) of Salem, and Victoria McFarland 
(John) of Austintown, a grandson: Eric Locke, 
Sr. (Savannah) of Niles, and five Great-Grand 
Children: Branden, Cassandra, Kara, Grace, and 
Eric Jr. Friends and family may call from 6-8 
p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Lane 
Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel and noon 
until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the 
Service at 1:00pm. 

Memorial contributions in Irma's name may be 
given to: Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, 
Fort Myers, FL 33908, or to First Baptist 
Church of Estero, 20300 Trailside Dr, Estero, 
FL 33928. . Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary 
and send condolences.


Friday October 25, 2019

Kenneth B. Chambers

July 24, 1927 - October 24, 2019

Obituary

Kenneth Chambers, 92, passed away Thursday 
morning, October 24, 2019 at his home with his 
loved ones by his side. 

Ken was born July 24, 1927 at home on N. 
Hartford Avenue in Youngstown the son of 
Chester H. and Dora H. (Harrington) Chambers. 

He was a graduate of Chaney High School, class 
of 1945. Ken was an Army Veteran serving in 
WWII and Korea as an artillery specialist and 
was stationed in Germany, serving from 1946 
until 1954.

While back home in Youngstown on leave from the 
Army, Ken met the love of his life, Margurette 
Pearce on a blind date. He and Maggie were 
married on July 25, 1953 and celebrated 66 
years of marriage. 

After being honorably discharged from the Army, 
Ken went to work for Niles Rolling Mill, which 
later became RMI Titanium. 

He retired in 1992 from RMI where he had been a 
Research Specialist. Ken was an active member 
of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ where he 
had served as an Elder, Treasurer, and a 
Teacher, as well as other thing he did there. 
Ken loved history and was active in Civil War 
preservation. 

He a member the Civil War Round Table of 
Mahoning Valley and the World War II 
Association, and a 56-year member of the Grand 
Lodge of the Free Masons. Kens greatest passion 
was spending time with his grandchildren and 
new great grandchildren. 

Besides his wife of 66 years, Maggie, Ken 
leaves two children Mara (Fred) Piersol of 
Warren, and Gordon Chambers of Mineral Ridge, 
six grandchildren, Brian (Emily) Piersol, Megan 
Piersol, and Kenneth Piersol, Eric, Robert, and 
Michael Chambers, twin great grandsons, Andrew 
and Charles Piersol, one nephew, Kenneth (Joan) 
Guy, along with serveal niece &, nephews and 
friends. 

Besides his parents, Ken is preceded in death 
by three brothers, John Harrington, Arnold and 
Charles Chambers and one niece Charlee Stone. 

Friends may call from 1 to 4 PM Sunday and 
again from 10 to 10:45 AM Monday at the Lane 
Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel where 
services will be held at 11 AM Monday. In lieu 
of flowers the family suggests donations be 
made to the Civil War Trust, PO Box 17686 
Baltimore, MD 21298-8333 in Ken’s name.

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


Friday October 25, 2019

Kenneth B. Chambers

July 24, 1927 - October 24, 2019

Obituary

Kenneth Chambers, 92, passed away Thursday 
morning, October 24, 2019 at his home with his 
loved ones by his side. 

Ken was born July 24, 1927 at home on N. 
Hartford Avenue in Youngstown the son of 
Chester H. and Dora H. (Harrington) Chambers. 

He was a graduate of Chaney High School, class 
of 1945. Ken was an Army Veteran serving in 
WWII and Korea as an artillery specialist and 
was stationed in Germany, serving from 1946 
until 1954.

While back home in Youngstown on leave from the 
Army, Ken met the love of his life, Margurette 
Pearce on a blind date. He and Maggie were 
married on July 25, 1953 and celebrated 66 
years of marriage. 

After being honorably discharged from the Army, 
Ken went to work for Niles Rolling Mill, which 
later became RMI Titanium. 

He retired in 1992 from RMI where he had been a 
Research Specialist. Ken was an active member 
of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ where he 
had served as an Elder, Treasurer, and a 
Teacher, as well as other thing he did there. 
Ken loved history and was active in Civil War 
preservation. 

He a member the Civil War Round Table of 
Mahoning Valley and the World War II 
Association, and a 56-year member of the Grand 
Lodge of the Free Masons. Kens greatest passion 
was spending time with his grandchildren and 
new great grandchildren. 

Besides his wife of 66 years, Maggie, Ken 
leaves two children Mara (Fred) Piersol of 
Warren, and Gordon Chambers of Mineral Ridge, 
six grandchildren, Brian (Emily) Piersol, Megan 
Piersol, and Kenneth Piersol, Eric, Robert, and 
Michael Chambers, twin great grandsons, Andrew 
and Charles Piersol, one nephew, Kenneth (Joan) 
Guy, along with serveal niece &, nephews and 
friends. 

Besides his parents, Ken is preceded in death 
by three brothers, John Harrington, Arnold and 
Charles Chambers and one niece Charlee Stone. 

Friends may call from 1 to 4 PM Sunday and 
again from 10 to 10:45 AM Monday at the Lane 
Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel where 
services will be held at 11 AM Monday. In lieu 
of flowers the family suggests donations be 
made to the Civil War Trust, PO Box 17686 
Baltimore, MD 21298-8333 in Ken’s name.

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


Friday October 25, 2019

David Dale Rhodes

November 25, 1947 - October 23, 2019

Obituary

David Dale Rhodes, 71, passed away Wednesday, 
October 23, 2019 at Hospice House. 

David was born November 25, 1947 in Youngstown 
the son of Walter Dale and Devota (Collins) 
Rhodes and was a lifelong area resident. 

David graduated from Austintown Fitch High 
School, class of 1966 and earned a bachelor’s 
degree in Business Administration from 
Youngstown State University. 

He worked as an accountant and had been retired 
for many years. He enjoyed fishing, coin 
collecting, and walking. David could be seen 
walking along the streets in Austintown for 
miles every day regardless of the weather. 

David is survived by his sister, Nancy (Robert) 
Beekman of Suttons Bay, MI, three nieces and 
eight great nieces and nephews. 

He also leaves a stepson Jim Baun and a 
stepdaughter Kimberly Potts and their families 
who have always treated David as a father and 
grandfather, and have been a loving and 
supportive family for many years. 

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday, 
October 30, at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel where services will begin at 11 AM. In 
lieu of flowers monetary donations may be made 
to Hospice House,9803 Sharrott Road, Youngstown 
Ohio 44514, in David’s name.


Friday October 25, 2019

David Dale Rhodes

November 25, 1947 - October 23, 2019

Obituary

David Dale Rhodes, 71, passed away Wednesday, 
October 23, 2019 at Hospice House. 

David was born November 25, 1947 in Youngstown 
the son of Walter Dale and Devota (Collins) 
Rhodes and was a lifelong area resident. 

David graduated from Austintown Fitch High 
School, class of 1966 and earned a bachelor’s 
degree in Business Administration from 
Youngstown State University. 

He worked as an accountant and had been retired 
for many years. He enjoyed fishing, coin 
collecting, and walking. David could be seen 
walking along the streets in Austintown for 
miles every day regardless of the weather. 

David is survived by his sister, Nancy (Robert) 
Beekman of Suttons Bay, MI, three nieces and 
eight great nieces and nephews. 

He also leaves a stepson Jim Baun and a 
stepdaughter Kimberly Potts and their families 
who have always treated David as a father and 
grandfather, and have been a loving and 
supportive family for many years. 

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday, 
October 30, at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel where services will begin at 11 AM. In 
lieu of flowers monetary donations may be made 
to Hospice House,9803 Sharrott Road, Youngstown 
Ohio 44514, in David’s name.


Friday October 25, 2019

Robert Allan Letzkus

JANUARY 11, 1962 ~ OCTOBER 23, 2019 (AGE 57)

LISBON – Robert Allan Letzkus, age 57 died at 
12:14 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the 
Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. 

He was born January 11, 1962 in Salem, son of 
Mary Ellen (Dinger) Letzkus of Salem and the 
late Kenneth R. Letzkus.

Robert was a 1980 graduate of Darlington High 
School and served in the U.S. Marines during 
peacetime. He enjoyed spending time with his 
family. Robert was a member of the Sons of 
Demolay.

Besides his mother, survivors include a sister, 
Mary Ann Letzkus-Emplit of Beloit; 2 nieces, 
Nicole (Jim) Stryffeler and Taylor Emplit; a 
great niece, Kylah and a great nephew, Koltin.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Mark Reich of Beloit Evangelism 
Friends Church officiating. 

Calling hours will be held from 10:30-11:30 
a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

There will be no procession to Ohio National 
Western Reserve Cemetery in Rittman. Those 
wishing to attend, may meet at the cemetery at 
2:00 p.m. for full military honors.

Robert’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday October 25, 2019

Evangeline (Ziegler) Mohr

MAY 31, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 24, 2019 (AGE 91)

  Evangeline (Ziegler) Mohr, age 91, of 
Alliance, passed away at 3:37 p.m., Thursday, 
October 24, 2019 at Green Village Skilled 
Nursing in Akron.

  She was born May 31, 1928, in Alliance, Ohio, 
to Francis and Anne

(Tasker)  Ziegler.

  Evangeline was a member of the First Friends 
Church in Alliance.

  She loved art, music, gardening and dancing. 
She especially loved ball room dancing and even 
made many of her dresses.  She was a member of 
the Alliance Arts Center and Alliance Follies.

  Evangeline was very family centered and a 
feisty individual. She had unconditional love 
for all her children.

  She is survived by her stepson, Randy J. 
(Holly) Mohr; daughters, Tamie (Mike) McMinn 
and Sallie (Brian) Dillon; grandchildren, 
Misty, Meredith, Andrea, Casey, Megan, Matt, 
Vicki, Kristin, Cory, Matthew, Adam and Emily; 
and great-grandchildren, Vander, Rylin, Ashlyn, 
Caitlen, Renea and Piper.

  In addition to her parents; Evangeline was 
preceded in death by her husband, James Mohr, 
whom she married November 17, 1956 and who died 
February 28, 1984; sisters, Mary Barnes and 
Emma Hoover; and a brother, Robert Ziegler.

  A service will be held in the Chapel at 
Alliance City Cemetery at 11 a.m., Monday, 
October 28, 2019 with Pastor Rick Sams 
officiating. Interment will be at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to 
Alzheimers Association East Ohio Chapter 70 W. 
Streetsboro St. Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236.

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


Friday October 25, 2019

Marianne Brown

March 26, 1938 - October 21, 2019

MARIANNE'S OBITUARY

Marianne (Falk) Brown 81, of Salem, died at 
4:45 Pm Monday, October 21, 2019, at Salem 
North Healthcare Center.

 

She was born on March 26, 1938, in Salem, the 
daughter of the late John Falk Jr. and Sylvia 
(Chotlos) Falk-Felton.

 

She had worked many years at the former Ames 
Department Store in Salem. Marianne was a 
member of the Salem First Christian Church. She 
loved to read and sow and made clothing for 
many people over the years.

 

She is survived by her daughters, Robin Lynn 
(William) Gray of Salem and Debra Sue Brown of 
Enid, OK., siblings, Rosalind (Lynn Michael) 
Snyder of Michigan, Judith Ann Lodge of 
Arizona, Diana Harshman of Salem, John Paul 
(Shelia) Falk of West Virginia, and Step Sister 
Darlene Cutchall of Salem, two grandchildren, 
two step-grandchildren, two great-
grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her stepfather Larry Felton, a 
grandson, and her two brothers Walter Falk and 
Lary Felton. *(This spelling is correct on 
Lary)*

 

Marianne's wishes were to have no services 
held.


Friday October 25, 2019

Obituary for "Whitey" Moore

Robert "Whitey" Moore, 87, of Alliance, passed 
away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm 
at his home in Alliance.

Born on August 26, 1932 in Alliance, to Howard 
and Greathel (Shook) Moore, he lived in 
Alliance all of his life.

Whitey was a recent member of St. Joseph 
Catholic Church.

He attended Alliance High School and was a 
veteran of the Korean War, serving our country 
in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Whitey retired from Hoover Company after 30 
years of service.

He was a longtime member and officer of the 
Dante Alighieri Society and was a member of the 
Christopher Columbus Society.

Whitey was an avid baseball player and 
Cleveland Indians fan. When Whitey was twelve, 
he was a member of the initial team known as 
Goathill AC. He played baseball and softball 
throughout his life and later umpired softball.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, 
Cathy & Mike Manese of Indian Harbour Beach, FL 
and their children: Nick, Nate & Natalie; son 
and daughter-in-law, Bobby & Diana Moore of 
Alliance, OH and children: Jessica, Robby & 
Shawna; daughter & son-in-law, Lynn & Bill Fast 
of Alliance, OH and their children, Jarrod, 
Kylene & Joe; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck & 
Pam Moore of Tacoma, WA and his children, Ryan, 
Olivia & Alex; 19 great-grandchildren; a 
brother, Don Moore; and several nieces and 
nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Elizabeth 
Ann “Betty” (Offenbecher) Moore, whom he 
married on April 3, 1954 and who died on August 
31, 2015; his parents; and a sister, Peg 
Davidson.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, 
October 27, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. 
Joseph Catholic Church, with Very Rev. Canon 
Matthew J. Mankowski, of St. Joseph Roman 
Catholic Church, as celebrant. 

Private burial will take place in St. Joseph 
Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. 
Joseph Catholic Church, 427 E. Broadway St., 
Alliance, OH 44601 or to Alliance Hospice 2461 
W. State St., Suite E Alliance, OH 44601.

You are invited to view Whitey’s tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com.


Thursday October 24, 2019

Donald J. "Duke" Livermore

June 27, 1930 - October 19, 2019

Obituary

Donald J. “Duke” Livermore, 89


Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday 
at_Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel_for Donald J. Livermore, 89 of 
Youngstown who died early Monday morning at 
Humility House. 

Donald, known as “Duke” was born June 27, 1930 
in Youngstown and was a lifelong area resident. 

Duke worked as a crane operator and millwright 
for Republic Steel for 37 years and then worked 
for Modern Builders Supply for over 10 years, 
before retiring. 

He was a member of the Maennerchor Club and had 
enjoyed playing baseball when he was younger. 

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working with 
his hands, whether it was working on cars, 
woodworking or gardening. 

Duke leaves his wife, the former Judith Fleet, 
whom he married November 7, 1958; two sons, 
Donald (Lynda) Livermore of Mineral Ridge, 
Robert (Lori) Livermore of Columbus; five 
grandchildren, Lacey, Donald, Sydney, Tyler and 
Taylor. 

Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in 
death by a daughter, Erin Livermore and a 
brother, Richard Watts. 

Friends may call on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. 
until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. at 
the funeral home.


Thursday October 24, 2019

Delmas Darrel Parshall

March 20, 1930 - September 28, 2019

Obituary

Delmas Darrel Parshall, 89, passed away on 
Saturday, September 28 2019 at his home. 

Delmas was born March 20, 190 in Niles, the son 
of Ivan and Leila (Powers) Parshall and was a 
lifelong area resident. 

He was a graduate Niles High School and retired 
in 1995 from Youngstown Steel Door where he was 
a press operator. Delmas also worked at 
Youngstown Steel Car for 14 years. 

He was a member of First Christian Church in 
Niles. His wife, the former Dora Leola 
Williams, whom he married in 1957 passed away 
in 1985. 

Delmas leaves two daughters, Debra (Tom) Miller 
of Geneva, Ohio and Diana (Eric) Lazear of 
Apple Valley, Ohio, two grandsons Tyler and 
Beau Lazear, and one great grandson Declan 
Lazear. 

Besides his parents and wife, Delmas is 
preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Sharrow 
and a brother, Walter Parshall.

 Following Delmas’ wishes there were not 
calling hours or funeral services.

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel


Thursday October 24, 2019

David Andrew Wilkinson

JUNE 30, 1956 ~ OCTOBER 22, 2019 (AGE 63)

Youngstown – David Andrew Wilkinson, 63, 
formerly of Salem, died Tuesday, October 22, 
2019 at his home following a long illness.

Mr. Wilkinson was born June 30, 1956 in 
Bellevue, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and 
Alice Saxton Wilkinson.  He graduated Cum Laude 
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from The 
College of Brockport, State University of New 
York in 1977.  He was a new reporter for the 
Morning Journal, Lisbon from 1975-1980; the 
Salem News and East Liverpool Review from 1980-
1983; and last at the former Youngstown 
Vindicator from 1983-2011.  He was a member of 
the Abundant Life Fellowship, New Waterford.

He is survived by a brother, James R. 
Wilkinson.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later 
date.  Professional services were entrusted to 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.  Sign the register and send 
condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Thursday October 24, 2019

Patrick Code Murray

FEBRUARY 25, 1955 ~ OCTOBER 21, 2019 (AGE 64)

SALEM – Patrick Code Murray, age 64 died at 
9:47 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born February 
25, 1955 in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of the 
late Clarence and Thelma (Toothman) Murray.

Patrick was a 1974 graduate of Zanesville High 
School. He had two Associate degrees in Radio 
Broadcasting and Counseling. Patrick worked at 
Oasis Marketing Solutions for the past six 
years. He is of the Christian faith, loved the 
Lord, his wife, kids, family, friends, and his 
country. Patrick had a passion for ministry 
through God’s word. He loved anything on 
wheels, was a history buff and an avid Browns 
fan.

Survivors include his wife Pam (Bartels) Murray 
whom he married April 6, 1986; son, John 
Murray; daughter, Abi May Robb; two sisters, 
Holly (Dr. David, MD) Wittbrodt and Cheryl 
(Tom) Gordon; a brother, Dale (Penni) Code; a 
brother-in-law, Steven Bartels; two nephews, 
Bob Wittbrodt and Daniel Code; three nieces, 
Jessica Gomez, Pamela Code and Paula Code and a 
grandson, Jerick May Robb.

Besides his parents, a brother, Mickey McMillan 
and a sister, Karen Code also preceded him in 
death.

A Celebration of Life will be held in November.

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

Patrick’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.    


Thursday October 24, 2019

Mark Allen Hill

AUGUST 13, 1962 ~ OCTOBER 20, 2019 (AGE 57)

SALEM – Mark Allen Hill, age 57 died Sunday, 
October 20, 2019 his home. He was born August 
13, 1962 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of 
Judith E. (Bowers) Kennedy and the late John T. 
Hill Jr.

Mark was a 1982 graduate of Salem High School 
where he played football. He had worked at 
American Standard, enjoyed sports, animals, 
fishing, grilling and working on cars.

Survivors include his mother Judith of Sebring, 
FL; two sons, Brian Hill and Brandon Hill of 
Youngstown; step-daughter, Mandy (Matt) 
Donaldson of Lisbon; three sisters, Deborah 
(Randy) Leonard of Salem, Beverly (Dewey) May 
of Salem and Lorna (Chuck) Kellar of Sebring, 
FL; a twin brother, Michael Hill of Kentucky 
and a granddaughter, Layla Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug George officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday 
at the funeral home.

Mark’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday October 24, 2019

Sarah K. (Mallery) Crosby

MAY 6, 1920 ~ OCTOBER 23, 2019 (AGE 99)

Sarah Katheryn Crosby, age 99, of Sebring, 
passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 
Crandall Medical Center.

  She was born May 6, 1920, in Sugar Grove, 
Pennsylvania to John and Katheryn (Hildebrand) 
Mallery.

  A 1938 graduate of Lottsville, Pa. High 
School, she graduated as a R.N in 1944 from 
Butler County Memorial Hospital.

    Survivors include her husband, Max T. 
Crosby, of Sebring, whom she married March 9, 
1946; children, Dr. James (Joanne) Crosby and 
Judith (John) Ramsay both of Vestal, New York, 
Jerold (Bethany) Crosby of Sandy, Oregon and 
Rev. Jarvis (Sharon) Crosby of Toccoa, Georgia; 
eleven grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-
grandchildren. 

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
brothers Kenneth, Dr. Rodney, John and Harold 
Mallery; and son, John Crosby.

  Sarah was a lifelong and faithful follower of 
Jesus for whom she was faithful in prayer and 
giving loving service to others. She was a 
member of Southside Church of God in 
Alliance.   

  Services will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. 
Alliance, OH 44601, at 11 a.m. on November 2 
with calling and greeting starting at 10 a.m.

  Interment will be at Warren County Memorial 
Park in Warren, Pennsylvania.

    Memorial gifts if desired may go to 
Southside Church of God in Alliance and 
InterAct Ministries 31000 SE Kelso Rd, Boring, 
OR 97009.


Thursday October 24, 2019

M. Margaret (Rowedda) Smith

AUGUST 8, 1925 ~ OCTOBER 22, 2019 (AGE 94)

Salem- M. Margaret (Rowedda) Smith, 94, of 
Salem, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 
2019, at Salem Regional Medical Center and went 
home to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was born on August 8, 1925, in Jefferson, 
Ohio, daughter of the late Pearl (Rowedda) 
Yerace and Frank Rowedda and raised by Pearl 
and Larry Yerace.

She was a 1944 graduate of Leetonia High School 
and a member of the First Christian Church in 
Lisbon. Margaret worked alongside her husband 
Paul on the Smith-Patterson Potato Farm for 
many years. She also worked at Mullins, Sparkle 
Market in Lisbon and was the Salem Township 
Clerk for many years.

Margaret was a loving and caring wife, mother, 
grandmother and friend to all, always putting 
others first. She dearly loved spending time 
with her family and will be missed by all who 
knew and loved her. She also enjoyed 
crocheting, reading, mowing the lawn, and more 
recently, while at Brookdale Salem, she loved 
playing bingo and putting together jigsaw 
puzzles.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, 
Paul R. Smith, whom she married on February 21, 
1948; her sons, Dr. Larry (Lois) Smith of 
Shelby, NC, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gerald (Cindy) 
Smith of Salem; grandchildren, Stephen Smith of 
Shelby, NC, Timothy (Michelle) Smith of 
Columbiana; Brian (Shana) Smith of Salem, 
Rebecca (Jason) Rynes of Libertyville, IL, 
Jackie (Scott) Richard of Watertown, NY and 
Scott (Brandee) Wright of Shelby, NC and 
fourteen great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by infant sons, Wayne Smith and Bryan Smith; 
one sister, Winona Panuska; two brothers, Don 
Rowedda and Ed Rowedda; one great grandson and 
one great granddaughter.

The family would like to thank Brookdale Salem 
for their loving care during these past two and 
a half years.

No services will be held at this time according 
to her wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First 
Christian Church, 225 East Washington St., 
Lisbon, Ohio 44432.

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

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


Wednesday October 23, 2019

Robert L. Luzadder

June 24, 1935 - October 21, 2019

Obituary

Austintown -- Robert L. Luzadder, 84, passed 
away peacefully on Monday morning surrounded by 
his family. 

Bob was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on 
June 24, 1935, a son of the late Harold and 
Margaret Luzadder (Phillips). He had retired 
from General Motors in 1996, where he was a 
material handler. 

Bob loved his family being around him and would 
always say, “You don’t have to rush off” when 
you were leaving. He was an avid Steelers fan 
and enjoyed putting puzzles together. He also 
loved trout fishing, watching the birds and 
other wildlife in his yard, and making 
chocolate chip pancakes on Sunday mornings. 

He enjoyed spending his time playing 
horseshoes, cornhole, and Bocce. Bob was 
happily married to the late Claudia Luzadder 
(Gibson) on January 8, 1956.

Robert is survived by his children, Gary 
(Diane) Luzadder, Tracie Luzadder, and Bobby 
(Lisa) Luzadder of Lordstown; his 
grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Luzadder, 
Jennifer (Pete) Fannin and Kaylie (T.J.) 
Bevilacqua; and his great-grandchildren Zoie, 
Brielle, and Grayson. 

He is also survived by his sisters Helen Hall 
and Nancy Ashby of West Virginia; and his 
sister-in-law’s Dorothy Wilson and Joan Gibson.

 Besides his parents and his wife, Robert is 
predeceased by his brother Gene Luzadder.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Friday, October 25, prior to the service at the 
Austintown Chapel at 12 p.m.


Wednesday October 23, 2019

Sue (James) Darney

SEPTEMBER 28, 1944 ~ OCTOBER 21, 2019 (AGE 75)

Leetonia-Sue Darney, age 75, of Leetonia, died 
suddenly on Monday, October 21,2019, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.

She was born on September 28, 1944 in Murray, 
AK, a daughter of Opal Strode James.

Sue was a homemaker who enjoyed classic cars 
with her husband, was a longtime volunteer at 
Crestview Schools, and loved traveling with her 
family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Darney, 
whom she married on May 1, 1965; two daughters, 
Dr. Kelly Darney of Columbiana, and Tracy (Dan) 
Gallo of Lisbon; her mother, Opal James of 
Weston, WV; and by two sisters, Retta (Ed) 
Sabish of Butler, PA, and Sharon Williams of 
Weston, WV.

A private service for immediate family was held 
at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana with Pastor John Darney officiating.

Burial was at Cool Springs Cemetery, Fairfield 
Twp.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 
be made to the Sue Darney Memorial Fund c/o the 
Salem Rotary Foundation PO Box 1244, Salem, OH 
44460.

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


Tuesday October 22, 2019

Barbara A. Eighmy

June 16, 1940 - October 19, 2019

Obituary

LORDSTOWN-Barbara A. Eighmy was born June 16, 
1940 in Wilkinsburg, PA, the daughter of Harry 
B. and Blanche L. (Kratche) Francis. 

She married Norman Eighmy in June of 1971 and 
moved to Ohio in 1972 and lived there until her 
death Sunday, October 19, 2019. 

She was a 1958 graduate of Plum Borough High 
School and was a home-maker. 

Barbara loved to travel. She and her husband 
visited all 50 states as well as 12 foreign 
countries, including Australia, New Zealand, 
Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, China, 
Canada and Mexico. She loved country music and 
visited Branson, MO many times. 

Barbara leaves behind her husband of 48 years, 
Norman; her brother James (Joanne) Francis of 
Millersville, MD and her sister-in-law, Evelyn 
(Waldo) Freeman of Cosby, TN. 

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

 The Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 
Plum Creek Cemetery in Center, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to 
the Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown-
Kingsville Rd. SE, Vienna, OH 44473.


Tuesday October 22, 2019

George E. Holliday

August 26, 1937 - October 21, 2019

Obituary

George E. Holliday, age 82 of Bristolville, 
passed away at his home following a courageous 
battle with cancer. 

George was born in Yorkville, OH on August 26, 
1937 to George A. & Kathryn (Schneider) 
Holliday. Nearing the end of the Korean War, 
George proudly served her country in the US 
Army.

On November 22, 1958 George was united in 
marriage to the former Sara Beckett who 
survives.

His career started working along side his 
father in the heating business, but opportunity 
took him to the Ford Motor Company where he 
worked in assembly for 25 years before his 
retirement.

When George took time for himself, he was 
typically found outdoors. He had a lifelong 
love of hunting and fishing only hanging up his 
rifle and rod &reel when his health made him. 

He was a member of the NRA and past member of 
the Moose Lodge in Mecca. Most importantly, 
George was a loving husband, father and 
grandfather.

Besides his wife of 61 years, George is 
survived by his daughters Cindy (Jeff Arnal) 
Porter of Wellington, Tammy (Brad Wright) 
Holliday of Hudson, Melinda Holliday of Elyria 
and Melissa (Mike) Masterson of Sheffield 
Village; his son Jeff (Dawn Rizer) Holliday of 
Dorset; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-
grandchildren; his brothers Charles of N. 
Ridgeville, Lanny of Columbus Station and Scott 
of Medina; and his sisters Edith of Ashtabula 
and Sandra of Nelsonville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 
sisters.

A memorial service for George will be held on 
Saturday October 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Cortland 
with the family meeting friends one hour prior 
to the service.


Tuesday October 22, 2019

Thomas T. "Doll" Young

MARCH 6, 1945 ~ OCTOBER 21, 2019 (AGE 74)

  Thomas T. “Doll” Young age 74, of Alliance 
passed away Monday, October 21, 2019, at his 
home.

  He was born March 6, 1945, in Gilbertown, 
Alabama, to Winston and Laura (Nicholson) 
Young.

  Thomas graduated from Melvin High School in 
Alabama. He was employed as an auxiliary Police 
Officer and worked for American Steel, Alliance 
Crane and Plumbing. After his retirement, he 
worked for Thornes and Big Lots.

  He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

  Thomas was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan and 
enjoyed watching boxing and wrestling. He was a 
big fan of Mohammed Ali. He was also an avid 
gardener.

  Thomas enjoyed watching Sanford and Sons and 
Walker Texas Ranger. He especially loved 
spending time with his family and 
grandchildren.

  Survivors include his wife, Joyclyn “Sue” 
Young, whom he married October 23, 1965; 
children, Wayne (Vicki) Young, Stacie Young, 
Thomas (Tabatha) Young, Jr. and Stacie Young; 
grandchildren, Brittany Pierce, Ha’lena, 
Ha’Dia, Ha’lia, Winston, Ha’veah and Javon 
Young; great-grandchildren, Ra’Zariah Brown, 
Ray’Kwon Brown, Ha’lana, Ha’lanie, Beylee, 
Jersey and Javghn; sisters, Kathy Davis, Vinnie 
Jones and Ernestine Roberts; and brothers, 
Winslow (Robbie), Odell, Robert (Debbie), 
Lowell and Earl Lee.

  Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; 
and siblings, Ruth Everett, Minnie Curry, 
Elliott Young, Lovell Young, Lillie Mae Rogers, 
Regina Rhyme, Amelha Pascley and Exermae 
Johnson.

  Services will be held at Noon, Saturday, 
October 26, 2019 at New Zion Baptist Church 
with Pastors W. Max Millender and Pastor Bobby 
Williams co-officiants. Visitation will be held 
at 11 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will 
be at Alliance City Cemetery.

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


Monday October 21, 2019

Arthur "Art" Lee Schuster

AUGUST 15, 1945 ~ OCTOBER 20, 2019 (AGE 74)

SALEM - Arthur (Art) Lee Schuster died 
peacefully in the early morning hours Sunday, 
October 20, 2019. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 
2017, he spent the last years at home with his 
family as his caregivers. He was brave, and 
strong and loving until congestive heart 
failure ended his life journey. Art was born 
August 15, 1945 in Salem, son of the late 
Arthur L. and Freda (Melitchka) Schuster.

Art graduated from Salem High School with the 
class of 1964. Upon graduation he enrolled in 
the United States Air Force. He served as 
loadmaster aboard C 130’s during the Vietnam 
Conflict. He was presented with The Gold Star 
medal for his bravery during active duty. After 
an honorary discharge in 1969, he returned home 
to Salem.

Art was President of Schuster Construction Co. 
Inc. His career spanned 45 years of building 
both commercial and residential structures 
throughout the city.

Art loved sports and he was an avid skier in 
his early years. He also loved golf, tennis and 
fishing. His favorite sports teams were the 
teams his children, Abigail, Sam, and Max 
played on for the Salem Quakers. He was a 
member of the 12th man club, the Salem Alumni 
Association and proudly supported the Quakers 
through ads and volunteer work.

Art was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, 
Salem Golf Club, Salem AMVETS Post #45, Saxon 
Club, Hose Club, and Knights of Columbus. He 
served on the Salem Parks and Recreation Board. 
He also proudly served on the board of the 
Salem High School Alumni Association.

Please remember Art as the kind and gentle soul 
that he was. We are grateful for his doctors at 
the Cleveland Clinic. His lung transplant donor 
allowed him seven additional years of life 
following a lung transplant in 2012.

His family celebrates his life. We are grateful 
for the happy memories shared with family and 
friends in the house he built where we made our 
home. He leaves his wife, Kathleen of whom he 
married in 1986; a daughter, Abigail (Marcus) 
Grimm of Perrysburg; two sons, Samuel Schuster 
and Maxwell Schuster, both of Salem; two 
sisters, Judy Haldeman of Salem and Bonnie 
(Earl) Pitzer of Denver, CO; three grandsons, 
Benjamin, Owen and newborn William Grimm.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 
prior to the service at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery with 
military honors provided by the Salem Honor 
Guard.

Donations honoring his life may be made to the 
Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460; Lifebanc, 4775 Richmond Rd., 
Cleveland, OH 44128 or the Alzheimer’s Research 
Center – Northeast Ohio, 1899 Garfield Road, 
Columbiana, OH 44408.

Art’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.  


Monday October 21, 2019

Wildia M. McNear

July 11, 1941 - October 20, 2019

Obituary

WARREN: Wildia M. McNear, 78, passed away 
surrounded by her family on Sunday afternoon, 
Octobert 20, 2019 at Hospice House.

Wildia was born on July 11, 1941 in West 
Virginia, the daughter of Harold and Juanita 
(Jenkins) Putnam.
She was a loving caregiver to numerous family 
members.

She will be deeply missed by her son, Kenneth 
McNear, grandson Shawn McNear, great grandson 
Matthew McNear, her brother Jim Putnam and 
sister Medra Dobbins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her 
husband William, daughter Brenda Sue Putnam and 
brothers Fletcher and Clyde Putnam and sisters 
Violet Bianco, Glenda Grady and Daneese 
Skidmore.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday October 
24, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel with a 
memorial service to follow at 4:00 PM.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family. Arrangements handled 
by Roberts-Clark Chapel.


Monday October 21, 2019

Delores Jean Kompanik

September 21, 1940 - October 21, 2019

Obituary

Delores Kompanik, 79, passed away early Monday 
morning, October 21, 2019 at her home with her 
loved ones by her side. 

Delores was born September 21, 1940 in Soldier, 
KY., the daughter of Ronald and Mary (Adkins) 
Sapp. She was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High 
School, class of 1959.

 Delores was a home maker, a loving wife, 
mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She 
enjoyed cooking, shopping, bus trips and 
casinos, but most importantly she loved 
spending time with her grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. 

Delores leaves to cherish her memory, her 
husband Carl Kompanik whom she married out of 
high school, together they had three children, 
Brenda (Roger) Buckner of Mineral Ridge, Terri 
Jones of Niles, and Brian Kompanik of Mineral 
Ridge.

Delores also leaves a sister Rosemary Breedlove 
of Lordstown and one brother, Roger Sapp of 
Niles as well as four grandchildren, Michael, 
Julie, Carl, and Emily and four great 
grandchildren, Wyatt, AnnaBelle, Eleanor, and 
Sophia. 

Besides her parents, Delores was preceded in 
death by a grandson, Troy Jones and a brother, 
J.B. Sapp. 

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday and 
again from 10 to 1045 AM Thursday at the Lane 
Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel where 
services will be held at 11 AM Thursday.


Monday October 21, 2019

Patricia Ann Duncko

April 26, 1948 - October 19, 2019

Obituary

Patricia Ann Duncko, 71, passed away Friday, 
October 19, 2019 at her home. Pat was born 
April, 26, 1948 in Youngstown, the daughter of 
the late Frank and Irene (Sherbak) Novotony. 

She retired in 2014 from Masonry Materials Plus 
where she had worked for 25 years in the 
Accounts Receivable Department. 

Growing up Pat trained and showed ponies at 
local county fairs. She worked at Nelson Ledges 
Race Course in timing/scoring and 
flagging/communications. 

Pat was voted as a lifetime member with the 
Youngstown All Breed Training Club where she 
served as the treasurer, president, and an 
obedience / agility instructor. She helped to 
bring dog agility to the area. Pat trained and 
showed multiple rescue/rehomed dogs, she 
adopted, in Obedience, Rallye, Agility and 
Herding. 

Pat also enjoyed decorative painting, Yoga, 
Tai-chi and was a Reiki Master. Her husband 
Robert Duncko, whom she married October 4, 
1975, passed away. 

Pat leaves one brother Mark (Janet) Novotony of 
Columbus and one sister Francine Thompson of 
Phoenix, AZ. Following Pat’s wishes there are 
no calling hours or services.


Monday October 21, 2019

Sanford Metz

September 18, 1922 - October 15, 2019

SANFORD'S OBITUARY

  

Sanford Metz  97, of Salem, died at 1:45 Am 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Courtyard on 
Lexington Avenue.

 

He was born on September 18, 1922 in Salem, the 
son of Harry and Anna (Sainker) Metz.

 

He served in the US Navy during WW 2 and was 
formerly employed at Strouss, Fisher Big Wheel 
and Perskeys.

 

He is survived by his sons Bradley (Lynn) Metz 
of Neederland, Tx and Brian (Dawn) Metz of 
Salem and two grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia 
Metz on December 29, 2004.

 

Private services today at Grandview Cemetery.  
The Salem Honor Guard provided military honors.


Monday October 21, 2019

Dale William Gaslin

July 24, 1969 - October 10, 2019

DALE'S OBITUARY

Dale William Gaslin  Jr. 50, of 
Washingtonville, died October 10, 2019 at his 
home.

 

He was born on July 24, 1969 in Salem, son of 
Dale W. and Coleen (Libert) Gaslin Sr.

 

He was a graduate of Salem High School and 
worked at various locations in the area.

 

He is survived by a son, two step children, 
Tammy Buckel of Leetonia and Anthony Buckel of 
Ariz.

 

No services to be held


Monday October 21, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" L. Hawley

JANUARY 31, 1943 ~ OCTOBER 19, 2019 (AGE 76)

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Hawley, age 76, of 
Louisville passed away on Saturday, October 19, 
2019.

Born January 31, 1943 in Wheeling, WV; she was 
the daughter of Paul and Matilda (Stenger) 
Bott.  Betty was a member of the Catholic faith 
and attended various parishes.  She was an avid 
gardener, a wonderful seamstress, she loved to 
quilt, and loved various crafts such as weaving 
pine-needle baskets.

Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in 
death by her husband Tom, who died on July 9, 
2019; as well as a brother Paul Bott.

She is survived by her three sisters: Matilda 
Koleska, Loretta (Bill) Riesbeck, and Charlene 
Kuehnle; a sister in law Sue (Jake) Sentlingar; 
and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville on Monday, 
October 28, 2019, at 11:00AM with Monsignor 
Gerald Calovini officiating; calling hours will 
be held one hour prior to the service at the 
funeral home.  Private burial will take place 
at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery 
in Rittman where Betty will be laid to rest 
with her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Louisville YMCA, 1421 S. Nickle Plate Rd., 
Louisville, Ohio 44641, in remembrance of Betty 
Hawley.



Monday October 21, 2019

Bette Jane Jones

November 15, 1955 - October 13, 2019

BETTE'S OBITUARY

Bette Jane (Saleem) Jones 63, of Leetonia, died 
at 6:48 Am Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center – Boardman Campus.

 

She was born on November 15, 1955 in Cleveland, 
Oh., daughter of Fred Saleem Cleveland and the 
late Norma (Lauder) Saleem.

 

She is survived by her children, Linda Sharp 
Deland, Fla., Matthew Sharp of Leetonia, Corey 
(Joshua Fauver) Sharp of Columbus and Kayla 
Jones of Leetonia, siblings Bob “Buzz” (Barb) 
Saleem of Cleveland, Cheryl Metcalf of Maryland 
and Sandy (Bob) Varga of Strongsville, and 
seven grandchildren.

 

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in 
death by her husband Douglas Jones and a 
daughter Katherine Saleem.

 

There will be a memorial service held in the 
spring.


Monday October 21, 2019

JAMES' OBITUARY


"Jimmy" went to be with Jesus on October 11th.  
He was a resident of Crandall Medical Center in 
Sebring, Ohio and was a long-time resident of 
Salem Ohio graduating from high school in 
1957.  A son, Jacky G. Pasco preceded him in 
death as did his sister, Beverly Thompson.  

He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Lynn (Rick) 
Bachman and grandson, Rick J. Bachman both of 
Anchorage, Alaska, and brother Jack (Maybelle) 
Pasco, two nieces and two nephews of Salem.  
Jimmy served in the U.S. Army and was stationed 
in Germany.  

He retired from U.S. Steel as a boilermaker.  
Jimmy resided in Johnstown, PA from 1980 until 
entering the nursing home.  He was a nature 
lover and worked as a park ranger at Stackhouse 
Park in Johnstown.  

He is credited for bringing the park to its 
full potential making it available for local 
residents to use daily and for various 
activities such as the annual "Shakespeare In 
The Park.  Everyone was greeted with a smile 
and sounding "Hello" and always had treats for 
the dogs.  

A military service will be held in the park, 
close to the pavilion, on Sunday, October 
twentieth at 1:00 p.m.  All his friends and 
family are welcome.  There will be 
refreshments. 

Years ago Jimmy planted a tree on his behalf 
and wished his ashes be scattered there.  The 
immediate family will do as he wished.


Monday October 21, 2019

Richard T. Myers

July 15, 1953 - October 12, 2019

RICHARD'S OBITUARY

Richard T. Myers  66, of Salem, died at 12:11 
AM Saturday, October 12, 2019,  at Greenbriar 
Nursing and Rehab Ctr in Boardman.

 

He was born on July 15, 1953, in Salem, the 
son  Richard T. Myers Sr. and the late Elsie 
(Weingart) Myers.

 

He attended the Bethesda Ministries and was 
most recently employed at the Salem Memorial 
Building.

 

He is survived by his siblings Dan (Wilma) 
Myers of Deerfield, Laurie Maus of Warren and 
Virginia "Ginny" (Skip) Begeot of Newton Falls.

 

There will be a service held in the future that 
will be announced.


Monday October 21, 2019

Melissa Glen Pointer-Doyle

February 15, 1985 - October 11, 2019

MELISSA'S OBITUARY

Melissa Glen Pointer-Doyle, 34, of Damascus, 
died on Friday, October 11, 2019, at her home.

 

She was born on February 15, 1985, to George 
(Dazera) Pointer and Sheryl (Boyts) Pointer. 
She enjoyed swimming and spending time with 
family.

 

She is survived by her children, Cieria Doyle, 
Aldin Weber, and Luciana, Curtis, and Franklyn 
Pointer, her father George Pointer, and 
siblings Melanie (Charles) Copen, of Salem, 
Mariah (Mike) Rorybal, of Carrollton, and 
George Pointer Jr., of Akron.

 

A Memorial service will be held at the Arbaugh-
Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home in Salem 
on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 6-8 P.M.


Monday October 21, 2019

Shirley Mae (Harding) Miller

MAY 4, 1929 ~ OCTOBER 20, 2019 (AGE 90)

Shirley Mae Miller, age 90, of Canton, OH 
passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, at St. Joseph Care 
Center. Shirley was born May 4, 1929, in Canton 
to the late Glen and Edna Harding. She resided 
in Canton most of her life where she worked as 
head nurse of her floor at Aultman Hospital 
until her retirement in 1991. 

Shirley is survived by her children, Steve 
(Becky) Miller and Cindy (Jim) Smith ; 
grandchildren Jennifer (David) Kalicki, Melissa 
(Scott) Clark, and Stephanie (Dereck) Holben 
and one great-granddaughter, Olivia. She was 
also preceded in death by her brother, Warren 
Harding. 

Per Shirley’s wishes, no services are planned 
at this time.

                                                
Stier-Israel Funeral Home


Monday October 21, 2019

Edgar B. Holloway

APRIL 3, 1922 ~ OCTOBER 20, 2019 (AGE 97)

FLOWERS & GIFTS

Columbiana-Edgar B. Holloway, age 97, of 
Columbiana, died on Sunday, October 20, 2019, 
at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 
Center in East Palestine.

He was born on April 3, 1922, in Salem, a son 
of the late A. Howard and Edith Kirk Holloway.

Ed was a master plumber and co-owner of Hawkins 
Plumbing and Heating and worked as the county 
plumbing inspector. 

He was an active member of Evangel Baptist 
Church in Youngstown, where he formerly served 
as a Deacon and helped with the food pantry 
when he was able. 

He and his wife Virginia spent 19 years 
traveling to Florida as volunteers for the New 
Tribes Mission. Ed enjoyed helping people with 
their plumbing problems, especially the widows 
at church. 

He was a gardener and liked animals, 
specifically horses. He liked to tell stories 
about farming and driving a team of horses.

He is survived by his wife of 77 years, 
Virginia Calvin Holloway, whom he married on 
February 14, 1942; a daughter, Carol (Wayne) 
Trotter of Inman, SC; two sons, Kenneth 
(Dorothy) Holloway of Smyrna, TN and John 
(Linda) Holloway of North Lima; eight 
grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by three sisters, 
Carol Holloway, Lois Barton and Mabel Ziegler, 
and by a brother, Warren Holloway.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. 
– 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 
Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd, 
Youngstown, OH 44512.

A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at 
the church with Pastor Randy Brunko 
officiating.

Burial will be at the Columbiana Cemetery.

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

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


Monday October 21, 2019

Jean L. Stevens

DECEMBER 20, 1934 ~ OCTOBER 18, 2019 (AGE 84)

Jean Louise Stevens, age 84, of Louisville, OH, 
passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019. She 
was born December 20, 1934 to the late Lee and 
Wava Ashby in Crellin, Maryland. After Jean 
completed high school in Maryland, her family 
moved to Canton, Ohio where she met and married 
Robert (Bob) Stevens. They settled in 
Louisville, Ohio and lived there for almost 63 
years. 

Jean was a longtime member of Christ United 
Methodist Church. Together, they raised two 
sons, Mark and Greg Stevens. 

For over twenty five years Jean worked for 
Citizens Savings. She was an avid reader and 
enjoyed many genres of books but especially 
loved the mystery book club at the Stark County 
Library. She and Bob traveled all over the 
United States and Canada and enjoyed traveling 
to Europe. 

Jean was a compassionate champion of the 
underserved and poor and had a heart to help 
and encourage the downtrodden.

Jean is survived by her husband of 63 years, 
Bob, her sons Mark (Jerry), Powell, Ohio and 
Greg (Christie), Smyrna, Georgia and her sister 
Barbara Green of Waynesburg, Ohio. She is also 
survived by many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sisters Ruth 
Ann DeDent and Linda Ashby and by her brother 
Clinton Ashby.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 26 
at 11:30 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville with Rev. Dr Larry Hinkle 
officiating. Calling hours will be 10:30-
11:30am Saturday morning at the funeral home. 
Jean will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, 
Louisville, OH.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in her 
memory to the Louisville Food Cupboard 930 S. 
Nickelplate St., Louisville, OH 44641 or to the 
Louisville Public Library, 700 Lincoln Avenue
Louisville, OH 44641.


Monday October 21, 2019

Jeffrey L. Pittman

OCTOBER 31, 1965 ~ OCTOBER 14, 2019 (AGE 53)

Jeffrey L. Pittman, age 53, of Alliance, passed 
away at 2 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 at 
Community Care Center.

  No services will be held.

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


Saturday October 19, 2019

Karleen M. (Porz) Henderhan

JUNE 18, 1947 ~ OCTOBER 18, 2019 (AGE 72)

Karleen M. Henderhan, age 72, of Louisville, OH 
passed away Friday, October 18, 2019. She was 
born June 18, 1947 in Somerville, MA to the 
late Harry and Pauline (DeVault) Porz. Karleen 
graduated from East Canton High School in 1965 
and then the Jane Adams School of Nursing. She 
was a retired LPN after 33 years of service at 
Aultman Hospital.

Karleen was a devoted and loving wife, mother 
and Nana. She is survived by her husband of 46 
years, Roger Henderhan, her daughter, Jessica 
Henderhan, her son and daughter-in-law, Doug 
and Jennifer Henderhan, two grandchildren, 
Amelia and Gracelyn.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Minister Brian Grubbs officiating. Karleen will 
be laid to rest in Forrest Hill Cemetery, 
Canton, OH.


Friday October 18, 2019

William Carlton Clegg

November 21, 1940 - October 1, 2019

Obituary

William Carlton “Bill” Clegg, 79 0f Edgewater, 
Florida, formerly of Canfield, went to be with 
the Lord on October 1, 2019. 

Bill was born November 21, 1940 in Youngstown, 
a son of Virginia Clegg Mounier and the late 
Woodrow Clegg and graduated from Austintown 
Fitch High School in 1958. 

Bill worked 17 years for Wittmer’s in 
Columbiana and later worked for the Ohio 
Turnpike Commission for 15 years until he 
retired in 1999 and moving to Edgewater, 
Florida. 

He was a member of the New Smyrna Beach Church 
of Christ. He loved restoring old cars and golf 
carts and enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling 
and most importantly, spending time with his 
family. 

Besides his mother, Virginia Mournier of 
Clearwater, Florida, Bill leaves his wife 
Donna; two sons, Billy (Theresa) Clegg of 
Austintown, Tim (Vicki) Clegg of Austintown; a 
step-son, Dan (Tarey) Balash of Mineral Ridge; 
two brothers, Ronny (Alice) Clegg of Canfield, 
Jim (Linda) Clegg of Belleair, Florida; eight 
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Besides his father, “Woody” Clegg, Bill was 
preceded in death by a daughter, JoAnn Luczka 
and a brother, Harold Clegg. 

Friends may call on Friday, October 25th from 
4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Austintown Chapel followed by a memorial 
service at 5:30 p.m.


Friday October 18, 2019

Janis R. Kitchen

December 31, 1957 - October 11, 2019

JANIS' OBITUARY

Janis R. (Riel) Kitchen 61, of Leetonia, died 
at 2:25 AM Friday, October 11, 2019, at her 
home.

 

She was born on December 31, 1957, in 
Youngstown, the daughter of the late James and 
Janet (Hunt) Riel.

 

She was a machinist in a machine shop prior to 
moving to Leetonia. She was an active person 
and enjoyed spending time with her animals.

 

She is survived by her husband John T. Kitchen, 
children John Riel of Az., Virginia Stevens of 
Ca., stepdaughters Nicole Kitchen of Ca. And 
Danielle Kitchen of New Middletown and eleven 
grandchildren and one great-grandchild, 
siblings, Patty Koszk , Pam, Cindy, and Bob 
Riel, and Carol Shoemaker, Stepbrothers 
/Sisters Daniel, Teddy Ray and Lori Smith and 
Cheri Stepan.

 

There will be no services held at this time.

 

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


Friday October 18, 2019

Robert "Bob" A. Coffee Sr.

MARCH 15, 1930 ~ OCTOBER 18, 2019 (AGE 89)

SALEM – Robert “Bob” A. Coffee Sr., age 89 died 
at 7:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Auburn 
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born 
March 15, 1930, son of the late Lafayette and 
Mary Jane (Camp) Coffee.

Robert was the founder and owner of Coffee 
Heating & Cooling Inc. He was an HVAC 
contractor for 38 years retiring in 1992. 
Robert served in the U.S. Army during the 
Korean War. He was a member of Salem First 
Christian Church and Faithful Friends Sunday 
school class.

His wife, Nancy L. (Bates) Coffee whom he 
married October 23, 1949 preceded him in death 
June 27, 2019.

Survivors include four sons, Derek (Becky) 
Coffee, Rob (Karen) Coffee, Curt (Kyle) Coffee 
and Brian (Marsha) Coffee, all of Salem; a 
daughter, Lynn (Dave) Williams of Akron; a 
sister, Mary Jane Coffee of Cincinnati; a 
brother, Don Coffee of Hudson; 13 
grandchildren: Alison (Chris) Haynes, Tom 
(Molly) Coffee, Adrian (Kevin) Bryan, Ian 
(Karen) Coffee, Alec Coffee, Hope Coffee, 
Marissa Williams, Madison Williams, Melise 
Williams, Andrew Coffee, Mitchell Coffee, 
Zachary Coffee, and Landon Coffee; and nine 
great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, two brothers, Gilmer 
Coffee and Marvin Coffee also preceded him in 
death.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. 
Monday, October 21, 2019 at Woodsdale Cemetery 
(near Guilford Lake) with his grandson, Tom 
Coffee officiating and military honors provided 
by the Salem Honor Guard. The family will 
receive friends at 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at 
Salem First Christian Church multipurpose room.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem 
First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth Street., 
Salem, OH 44460 or charity of donor’s choice.

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

Robert’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday October 18, 2019

Cindy Millikin

OCTOBER 21, 1953 ~ OCTOBER 16, 2019 (AGE 65)

SALEM – Cindy Millikin, age 65 died at 4:46 
p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 with her loved 
ones by her side. She was born October 21, 1953 
in Salem, daughter of the late Ollie and 
Victoria (Barbosky) Millikin.

Cindy enjoyed being with her family. Her 
favorite thing to do was shop, she enjoyed 
trips and keeping in touch with loves ones on 
the phone.

Survivors include her sister, Angelina Zawatski 
of Cannonsburg, PA; her significant other Mark 
Taylor; her children, Rebecca Carrocce of 
Salem; Brian (Shirley Anne) Millikin of Salem, 
Mandi (Eric) Giles of Crystal, MI, and Melissa 
Millikin of Ann Arbor, MI; 10 grandchildren; 
four great granddaughters and her pomeranian, 
Daisy Mae.

Besides her parents, a niece, Lisa Zawatski and 
her nephew, Raymond Zawatski also preceded her 
in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Lt. Gene Spence from the Salvation Army 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at the 
funeral home and Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
prior to the service. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery.

Cindy’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday October 18, 2019

Mervin "Merv" E. Mayes

OCTOBER 30, 1938 ~ OCTOBER 16, 2019 (AGE 80)

Mervin E. Mayes, age 80, of Louisville, OH 
passed away at 10:30 a.m. on October 16, 2019. 
He was born October 30, 1938 in Punxsutawney, 
PA to the late Robert and Ellen Mayes.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda 
(Pierce) Mayes, children, Randal (Trina) Mayes 
of Massillon, Steven (Kristine) Mayes of 
Summerton, S.C., and Lori (Marc) Hollinger of 
Powell, OH; seven grandchildren, Joshua 
(Brittany) Mayes, Nicole Mayes, Douglas 
(Claire) Mayes, Alina (Will) Holmes, Colton 
Mayes, Danica Mayes and Kayla Gauze; seven 
great-grandchildren, and three step-
grandchildren; his sister Mary Ellen (Bill) 
Stahlman of Punxsutawney, PA,  and sister-in-
law Fay Mayes of Lakeland, Florida. As well as 
his parents, he was also preceded in death by 
his brother, Robert Mayes.

Mervin was a previous member of the 
Pennsylvania National Guard. He was an active 
member of Christ United Methodist Church. He 
retired from Georgia Pacific Paper Co, as a 
Maintenance Supervisor after 35 years of 
service. Merv (as commonly known) also served 
as the custodian at Christ United Methodist 
Church for several years.

Funeral services will be 12noon, Monday, at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Pastor Larry Hinkle officiating. Calling hours 
will be 10am-12noon at the funeral home Monday 
morning. 

On Tuesday morning Mervin will be laid to rest 
in Sunset Hill Burial Park, Canton, OH. In lieu 
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to 
Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E Gorgas 
St, Louisville, OH 44641 or Crossroads Hospice, 
3743 Boettler Oak Dr, Suite E, Green, OH 44685.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Emily Jane Cooper

November 27, 1919 - October 16, 2019

Obituary

Emily J. Cooper, 99, passed away at Country 
Club Rehabilitation Center on October 16, 2019. 
Emily was born on November 27, 1919 in New 
Brighton, PA to John & Martha (Young) Wolfe.

On her 23rd birthday, Emily was united in 
marriage to her husband, Carl, who preceded her 
in death on February 12, 2005.

Emily was active in her community. She 
delivered meals for SCOPE and was a Girl and 
Boy Scouts leader. She was a member of Calvary 
Presbyterian Church for many years where she 
was a deaconess, was part of the Nelle Smith 
Circle and was devoted Sunday school teacher 
for over 42 years. She enjoyed traveling with 
her husband around the United States and 
Canada. They even took a trip to Thailand.

 Most importantly, Emily was a loving and 
caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother.

Emily is survived by her children Linda 
(Robert) Stallbaum, Kenneth (Elizabeth Wise) 
Cooper and Arthur (Pamela) Cooper; her 
grandchildren Sean (Kate) Stallbaum, Scott 
(Meghann) Stallbaum, Morgan (Shawn) Bagley, 
Kasey (Michael) Weymer, Clay (Lauren) Cooper, 
Candace Cooper, Caris (Joshua) Cloyd and Carl 
(Ali) Cooper, Ricky Wise and Jacob Wise; 8 
great-grandchildren; her sister Martha 
Reddinger and her niece Sherry Zaffaroni and 
many other relatives.

 Besides her husband, Emily was preceded in 
death by her parents, sister Vivian Sanner and 
her brother Stuart Wolfe.

Visitation for Emily will be held on Sunday 
October 20, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark, Warren where a 
funeral service will immediately follow at 4:00 
p.m.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Nancy Katherine Tucker

April 8, 1933 - October 12, 2019

Obituary

Brookfield- Nancy K. Tucker, age 86, passed 
away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sharon 
Regional Medical Center.

Nancy was born April 7, 1933 in Fayette City, 
Kentucky to the late Coleman and Mary (White) 
Duncan.
Nancy was an inspector at Packard Electric for 
15 years. She loved to do crafts, play bingo, 
travel, visit casinos and flea markets.

Besides her parents, Nancy is preceded in death 
by her husband Roy L. Tucker, her son William 
Dias, brothers Jimmy Duncan, Coleman Duncan, 
and Ray Duncan; half-brother Seth Duncan; half-
sister Hazel Bowans; and son-in-law Paul 
Delong.

Nancy is survived by her daughters, Mary Grace 
Delong, Deborah Kerins, Beverly (James) Martin, 
and Harrietta Titus. Step-son Mike Tucker, 
step-daughters Marie Tucker, Rebbecca Tucker, 
and Susan Tucker; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-
grandchildren.

Friends may call 5-7PM Friday at the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren 
Sharon Rd. in Brookfield; where the funeral 
service will be 10AM Saturday with Pastor Dick 
Smith officiant. Burial in Brookfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. 
Broad St. Canfield, Ohio 44406


Thursday October 17, 2019

Martha M. Laslo

September 28, 1943 - October 14, 2019

Obituary

HERMITAGE- Martha M. Laslo, age 76, of 
Hermitage, passed away unexpectedly Monday, 
October 14, 2019 at her residence.

Martha was born September 28, 1943 in Warren to 
the late Julius and Grace Leta (Bates) Miller.

Martha retired from Packard Electric in 2001. 
She enjoyed gardening and yard work. Martha 
loved to shop, especially at Trader Joe’s; she 
liked to go antiquing and watch movies. She has 
a great taste for good food and fine wine.

Besides her parents, Martha is preceded in 
death by her husband Charles Laslo, whom she 
married February 4, 1966, he died June 5, 2001.

She is survived by her daughters Robin McFall 
and Amy Defflemyer, her son Keith Laslo, four 
grandchildren Heather, Jacob, Riley, and Nora 
Bell; she also leaves two sisters Mary Ramos 
and Margaret Pierce.
Services are private.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Martha’s family.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Joseph A. Viole

October 30, 1932 - October 14, 2019

Obituary

WARREN- Joseph Anthony Viole, age 86, formerly 
of Cortland, passed away Monday afternoon at 
Trumbull Memorial.

Joe was born October 30, 1932 in Springfield, 
Ohio to the late Antonio and Catherina (Mazzeo) 
Viole. Joe was a graduate of Springfield 
Central Catholic, and proudly served in the 
U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Joe was a Machinist at Wean Manufacturing and 
Glunt Machine retiring in 1992.

Joe will be remembered as a friendly and 
personable character. He relished the memories 
of Designer Two Fabrics, the quilt store he 
shared with his wife.

Besides his parents, Joe is preceded in death 
by his wife, Pearl E. “Peg” Viole, who he 
married July 1, 1978, she died February 28, 
2013; his three sisters, Annunciata Cameneti, 
Dominica Tripodi, and Nina Viole, and two 
brothers, Dominic and Frank Viole.

Joe is survived by his stepdaughter Christina 
Ervin, his nieces, Catherine Cheffo, Rose 
Mucci, Barbara Wagle, Catherine Viole, Nancy 
Tabor, and Suzanne Hickey; two nephews, Anthony 
Viole and Larry Tripodi.

Friends may call 4-6PM Thursday, October 24th 
at the Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer- Winans 
Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland, where a 
memorial service will begin at 6PM with Pastor 
Joe Cameneti, officiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. 
Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American 
Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St. Canfield, Ohio 
44406

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Joe’s family.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Howard W. Divelbiss, Jr.

April 15, 1929 - October 16, 2019

Obituary

AUSTINTOWN-Howard W. Divelbiss, Jr., 90, passed 
away late Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019 
at his home. He was born April 15, 1929, the 
son of Howard W. and Twanette (Shireman) 
Divelbiss, Sr. Howard was employed as a payroll 
accountant with Valley Mould and Iron Corp., 
retiring in 1985. 

He then was employed with BP of America. Howard 
was a 1947 graduate of Boardman High School, 
where he was the class president. 

He attended The Ohio State University and 
Wittenburg University. Howard was a 55 year 
member of Ohltown United Methodist Church. He 
volunteered with Hospice of the Valley for 18 
years. 

He was a woodworking enthusiast and enjoyed 
model ship and airplane building. Howard and 
his wife Lillian, were fortunate enough to sail 
on board the U.S.S. Constitution during its 
annual turn around. 

He was also an Ohio State and Cleveland Browns 
fan. But most especially, Howard enjoyed 
spending time with his family. 

Howard is survived by his wife of 68 years, the 
former Lillian A. “Bunny” Boyer whom he married 
September 1, 1951; his son, Howard W. (Sherry) 
Divelbiss, lll of Austintown; his daughters, 
Laura (Joe) Assion of Medina and Lynn (Lou 
Warren) Divelbiss of Bradford, MA; his 
granddaughters, Andrea Assion of Largo, FL and 
Katie (Carl) Stewart of Brunswick; his niece, 
Candy Fogle of Powell and his nephew, John 
(Carol) Fogle of Harmony, PA. Besides his 
parents, Howard was preceded in death by his 
sister, Marilyn Forsyth.

 Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, 
October 20, 2019 at the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel and 10-11 a.m. on 
Monday prior to the Service at 11 a.m.

 Memorial contributions in Howard’s name may be 
given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market 
St., Yo., OH 44512 or to Ohltown United 
Methodist Church, 2001 Ohltown Rd., Mineral 
Ridge, OH 44440. 

Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary 
and send condolences.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Mary E. Devine

MARCH 30, 1949 ~ OCTOBER 16, 2019 (AGE 70)

SALEM – Mary E. Devine, age 70, died at 8:15 
a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Auburn 
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was 
born March 30, 1949 in Salem, the daughter of 
Nola Jane (Riddle) Devine Cooper and the late 
Frank E. Devine.

Mary was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church. She was a graduate of Salem High School 
and has a bachelor’s degree in coding. Mary 
worked for the school system for 40 years as a 
custodian and was an active member of OAPSI 
during her work for the school system. She was 
loved by all the children from all ages at 
Reilly School. Her love and care for all 
things, including cats, will be missed.

Besides her mother, survivors include a sister, 
Gina A. Heim of Staunton, VA; a brother, Roger 
A. Devine of Salem; several nieces and nephews, 
grand nieces and nephews and cousins from all 
over the United States.

Besides her father, a sister, Pauline J. 
Devine; two brothers, Frank E. Devine and James 
M. Devine and stepfather, Leo F. Cooper also 
preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the AMVETS in 
Salem with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating 
followed by a celebration of life dinner. 
Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial 
Funeral and Cremation Services.

Mary’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Patricia Sue Carpenter


COLUMBIANA – Patricia Sue Carpenter, age 71 
died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born 
December 15, 1947 in Salem, daughter of the 
late William McTague and Dolores Martinez.

Patricia was a member of Tri-County Church of 
God in Salem. She had been the secretary of 
Salem Eagles for 25 years, enjoyed NASCAR, was 
a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed baking. 
Christmas was her favorite time of the year.

Survivors include a son, Mike (Roxanne) Kerr of 
Leetonia; a granddaughter, Paige and a 
stepgrandson, Brian Mills Jr.

Besides her parents, a son, Donny Kerr also 
preceded her in death.

Calling hours will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12 
Noon followed by the service Saturday, October 
19, 2019 at Oakdale Cemetery Chapel in Leetonia 
with Pastor Francis Burkhart officiating. 
Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.

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

Patricia’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday October 17, 2019

Thomas J. Rush Jr.

August 25, 1939 - October 15, 2019

Obituary

Newton Falls – Thomas J. Rush, 80, passed away 
Tuesday evening, October 15, 2019 at Country 
Club Rehab in Newton Falls.

Thomas was born on August 25, 1939 in 
Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Thomas J. 
Rush Sr. and Elizabeth (Lohret) Rush.

He married the love of his life Nancy N. 
Napaver on September 26, 1959 and enjoyed 60 
years of marriage. In his early years, he 
worked at several plants and mills. He was a 
public servant and made a career as a fire 
fighter for Warren Township Fire Department, 
police officer with Newton Falls Police 
Department and Warren Police Department which 
he retired from in 1988. He was a member of the 
FOP #34 and Warren Township FOP #198. Tom 
enjoyed hunting ducks and later was an avid 
turkey shooter. He was also a big Cleveland 
Indians and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Thomas will be deeply missed by his loving wife 
Nancy N. Rush; children Deborah (Mike) Borawiec 
and Thomas J. (Tina) Rush III and; 
grandchildren Thomas “T.J.” (Megan) Rush IV, 
Michele (Andrew) Hampton, and Gabby Borawiec. 
His family would like to thank his best friend 
Robert T. Carlson for the time he spent with 
Tom.

Family and friends may visit from 10-12:00PM on 
Friday October 18, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts-Clark Chapel located at 180 
Garfield Dr. NE in Warren with services to 
follow at 12:00PM. Burial will take place at 
All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township.

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


Tuesday October 15, 2019

John M. Wetzl

September 12, 1949 - October 14, 2019

Obituary

NILES-John M. Wetzl, Jr., 70, passed away early 
Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. October 14, 2019 at 
his residence. He was born September 12, 1949 
in Youngstown, a son of John M. and Helen J. 
(McNally) Wetzl, Sr. John was a Produce 
Manager. He was a 1967 graduate of Ursuline 
High School.

 John served his country as a member of the 
U.S. Navy, aboard the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. 
John F. Kennedy (CV-67). He was of the 
Christian Faith. 

John loved spending time with his family, 
especially his children and grandchildren. 

John enjoyed fishing and model railroading but 
his greatest joy was being a loyal and 
passionate fan of the Cleveland Browns. 

John’s wife, the former Teresa L. Misel, whom 
he married September 12, 1980, died July 27, 
2016. 

John is survived by his children, Gloria Hayter 
of Hanoverton, Paul (Carly) Wetzl of Hubbard, 
Chasity (Eugene) Billings of Niles, John (Emma) 
Wetzl, lll of Boardman, William (Sundai) Wetzl 
of Cincinnati, Camelia (Stephen) Ebert of 
Girard and Timothy Wetzl of Niles; his sisters, 
Jeanne (John) Himes of Poland and Marion 
(James) Cleary of Austintown and numerous 
grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Besides his parents and wife, John was preceded 
in death by his daughter, Bridget Wetzl, his 
brothers, James and William Wetzl and an infant 
brother. 

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 
Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel, prior to the Service at 
Noon. 

Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary 
and send condolences.


Tuesday October 15, 2019

George Franklin (Jr.) Phillis

MAY 18, 1951 ~ OCTOBER 15, 2019 (AGE 68)

SALEM – George Franklin Phillis Jr., age 68 
died at 1:04 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 
his home. He was born May 18, 1951 in Salem, 
son of the late George Franklin and Janet 
(Bartholow) Phillis.

George retired after 36 years as an auto worker 
on the assembly line at General Motors in 
Lordstown. His hobbies were building hot rods 
and drag racing.

Survivors include three sons, Jeremy Phillis of 
Ravenna, Chris (Jill) Phillis and Joshua 
Phillis, both of Salem; a sister, Karen 
(Robert) Watson of Tennessee; a brother, Virgil 
(Mary Ann) Phillis of Ohio; and six 
grandchildren, Ethan Phillis, Breelen and 
Trevor Phillis, Violet Phillis, Katelyn and 
Madelin Davis.

Besides his parents, a daughter, Melanie 
Phillis and a brother, Vernon Phillis also 
preceded him in death.

A graveside burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Friday, October 18, 2019 at Franklin Square 
Cemetery.

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

George’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday October 15, 2019

Virginia N. Sheely

NOVEMBER 28, 1927 ~ OCTOBER 10, 2019 (AGE 91)

Washingtonville- Virginia N. Sheely, age 91, of 
Washingtonville, died on Thursday, October 10, 
2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on November 28, 1927 in Warren, 
OH., a daughter of the late Charles Solinger 
Sr., and the late Helen Wilcox Perry.

Virginia had worked as a horticulturist at 
Mellinger Nursery in North Lima.

Her husband, Donald L. Sheely, whom she married 
on September 19, 1947, preceded her in death on 
May 18, 1991.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Hall of 
Leetonia, and Dawn Sheely of Washingtonville; 
two sons, Jerry Sheely of Lisbon, and Brian 
Sheely of Leetonia; brother, Wesley Solinger of 
Green Valley, AZ, and by three grandchildren 
and one great grandchild.

Virginia was preceded in death by a son, Randy 
Sheely; sister, Eileen Dean, and by two 
brothers, Ralph and Charles Solinger.

Per her request, private family services were 
held.

Burial was at the Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

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

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


Monday October 14, 2019

Ivowen R. Triplett

September 6, 1941 - October 7, 2019

Obituary

WARREN: Ivowen R. Triplett, 78 passed away on 
October 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in 
Warren, Ohio.

Ivowen known as Ivy was born on September 6, 
1941 in Richwood, West Virginia, the daughter 
of Harry and Iva Marie (O’Dell) Scharf.

She was a dedicated homemaker and Nana to her 
grandchildren. Wherever her children traveled 
she requested pictures of the sunsets they saw.

She will be missed by her children, Michael 
(Becky) Parsons, Vicki Parsons, Brett (Melody) 
Triplett and Matthew (Amanda) Triplett; 8 
grandchildren and a sister Caroline Scharf.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her 
husband Ivan and her fiancé Ed Miller.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp, 
13500 Fort Hill Road, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family. Arrangements handled 
by Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.


Monday October 14, 2019

Steven Charles Wiandt

NOVEMBER 8, 1965 ~ OCTOBER 12, 2019 (AGE 53)

Steven Charles Wiandt, age 53, of Ravenna, went 
home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 
12, 2019 at University Hospital in Ravenna.

  Steve was born November 8, 1965, in Canton, 
Ohio to David J. Wiandt and Rita A. (Eafrate) 
Wiandt.

  A 1984 graduate of Sandy Valley High School, 
Steve graduated in 1987 from the Art Institute 
of Pittsburgh.

  Steve worked as a Reporter for Gatehouse 
Media.

  He was a member of the Ravenna Assembly of 
God Church, where he served as an usher and 
member of the church board. Steve and his wife 
Debbie also chaired the Marriage Ministry.

  Steve enjoyed comic books, Jack Davis cover 
art, TV and Movie Trivia, and all things Elvis 
and the Beatles.

  His greatest love was being part of Jameson’s 
cheering section.

  He will be forever loved and missed by his 
family, including wife, Debra K. (Moore) 
Wiandt, whom he married July 5, 2003; son, 
Jameson David Wiandt; mother, Rita Wiandt of 
Magnolia; brother, David A. (Michelle) Wiandt 
of Strasburg; sister, Maria (Scott) Mackey of 
East Sparta, sister, Charlene (Richard) 
Longnecker, of Canton; and many nieces and 
nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father, and 
in-laws, Jimmie and Sheila Moore.

  Services will be held at Noon, Friday, 
October 18, 2019 at the Ravenna Assembly of God 
Church, 6401 OH 14, Ravenna, Ohio 44266 with 
Rev. Gary Beck officiating.

  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, 
October 17th at the church, and one hour prior 
to the service on Friday.

  Steve will be laid to rest at Grandview 
Cemetery in Ravenna.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Jameson D. Wiandt trust fund 
c/o Chase Bank 235 W. Main St. Ravenna, Ohio 
44266.

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


Monday October 14, 2019

Beverly Ann Peters

SEPTEMBER 19, 1938 ~ OCTOBER 13, 2019 (AGE 81)

SALEM – Beverly Ann Peters, age 81 died at 9:12 
p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born September 19, 1938 
in Salem, daughter of the late Frank and Mabel 
(Allison) Willard.

Her husband, David Lee Peters Sr. whom she 
married October 10, 1964 preceded her in death 
December 26, 1976.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Barrett of 
Salem; two sisters, Twila Shoaf and Wendy (Ben) 
Phillips, both of Salem.

Besides her parents and husband, a son, David 
L. Peters Jr.; son-in-law, James E. Barrett; 
four brothers and seven sisters also preceded 
her in death.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home. No services will be held. A 
private burial will be held at Hope Cemetery.

Beverly’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday October 14, 2019

Lois A. (Dillon) Shimp

FEBRUARY 12, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 11, 2019 (AGE 91)

 Lois A. Shimp, age 91, formerly of Alliance, 
passed away at 4:19 a.m., Friday, October 11, 
2019 at Brighton Gardens of Westlake.

  She was born February 12, 1928, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Howard R. and Pauline I. (Nelson) 
Dillon.

  Lois was a graduate of the former Marlboro 
High School in the class of 1946.

  She was employed as an executive secretary 
for the former Alliance Electric until her 
retirement in 1958.

  Lois was a member of the Science Hill United 
Church of Christ (now, Science Hill Community 
Church) and former organist and primary Sunday 
school teacher while there.

  Lois was also a former member of the Alliance 
House and Garden Club, the Alliance Women’s 
Club, OES Chapter No. 261 in Alliance, and Beta 
Sigma Phi Sorority and previously served on the 
YWCA Board.

  Survivors include her daughter, Sally Jo 
(Mark) Bennett of Avon Lake; son, S. Scott 
Shimp of Jacksonville, Florida; two 
granddaughters, Paige and Laine Bennett, both 
of Avon Lake; two grandsons, Christian Bennett 
of Avon Lake and Steven Shimp of Dayton, OH.

  She was preceded by her husband, Samuel R. 
Shimp whom she married June 29, 1957 and who 
died April 12, 2004; her parents; two brothers, 
Jack Dillon and Jim Dillion; and a sister, 
Helen (Dillon) Shaffer.

  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. 
Friday November 1, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Jonathan Traux 
officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount 
Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Science 
Hill Community Church 12316 Beeson St., 
Alliance, OH 44601.

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

Monday October 14, 2019

Larry B Smith

AUGUST 10, 1948 ~ OCTOBER 12, 2019 (AGE 71)

Columbiana – Larry B. Smith, 71, of Columbiana, 
passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 
Beeghly Oaks, Boardman of a massive heart 
attack.

Larry was born August 10, 1948, in Elkton, a 
son of Ben and Miriam Schnader Smith.

Over the years Larry was a lifeguard at 
Arrowhead Lake, worked on the Ohio Turnpike for 
a summer and worked at N.R.M. corporation in 
Leetonia.

As a youth and young adult he attended Elkton 
Methodist Church and sang in the choir.

In previous years, Larry and Jennifer enjoyed 
walking their dog, roller skating, riding bikes 
and going to garage sales. Larry enjoyed 
cooking, eating and probably started listening 
to the doctor too late in life.

Larry Graduated from Beaver Local in 1966 and 
graduated from Ohio Valley Business College in 
1970.

He is survived and will be sadly missed by his 
wife of 45 years, Jennifer Jones Smith, whom he 
married May 4, 1974; his mother, Miriam Smith; 
two sisters, Joan (Carl) Mattern of Calcutta 
and Margaret (Jim) Shingleton of Rogers; two 
brothers, Ron (Virginia) Smith of Columbiana 
and the Reverend Dennis (Pat) Smith of 
Grandview, MO and his friend and neighbor, 
Conner McLaughlin.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Ben 
Smith.

Per his wishes no services will be held and he 
will be cremated.

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


Sunday October 13, 2019

Edward Lee Dailey

JANUARY 14, 1935 ~ OCTOBER 13, 2019 (AGE 84)

Columbiana – Edward Lee Dailey, 84, of 
Columbiana, died, Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 
his home.

He was born, January 14, 1935 in Leetonia, a 
son of the late, William and Estella McCoy 
Dailey.

Edward worked as a body man with General Motors 
for 28 years and served in the U.S. Army. He 
was a member of the Benjamin Firestone Post 
#290, American Legion and the East Palestine 
Lodge #417 F&AM. Edward enjoyed wood working, 
hunting, fishing, playing music and dancing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth 
Ann Knight Dailey, whom he married, June 29, 
1956, she died December 25, 1993.

Edward is survived by a daughter, Terri Dailey 
(Robert Skaggs) of Columbiana; two sons, Larry 
Dailey (Holly Griffin) of Lisbon and Gary (Joy) 
Dailey of Lisbon, three brothers, James Dailey, 
Harry (Donna) Dailey and Robert (Maryann) 
Dailey; a sister-in-law, Nancy Pinto of 
Redmond, OR; five grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, 
William and John Dailey and a brother-in-law 
William Pinto.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at The Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the 
funeral home.

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

Burial will be in East Carmel Cemetery, Rogers.

The family would like to extend a special 
thanks to community hospice for their care and 
compassion.

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


Saturday October 12, 2019

Raymond A. Budrevich

June 9, 1929 - October 11, 2019

Obituary

Raymond Alexander Budrevich, 90, passed away on 
Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at Humility 
House.

Ray was born June 9, 1929 in Butler, PA the son 
of Alex and Annastasia (Hunka) Budrevich. 

He retired in 1999 from the Mineral Ridge 
School system where he had worked as a 
custodian. Prior to working for the schools, 
Ray worked for US Steel as a pattern maker for 
38 years, retiring in 1982. He was a Korean War 
vet serving in the US Navy. 

Ray was a member of the Nativity of Christ 
Church, he was also a member of the Mahoning 
Lodge of the Masons and the Mineral Ridge VFW. 
Ray enjoyed cooking, gardening, camping, and 
fishing. 

He leaves his wife of 64 years, the former 
Elizabeth Casey whom he married May 14, 1955. 

Ray also leaves three daughters, Roseanne 
(Steve) Mitsuhashi of Fort Worth, TX, Debra 
Maust of Niles, Susan (Robert) Carfolo of 
Mineral Ridge, one son Ray (Jacqueline) 
Budrevich of Niles, one brother John Budrevich 
of McDonald, as well as seven grandchildren and 
ten great grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, Ray was preceded in death 
by one sister, Dorothy Thomas, and one brother, 
Alex Budrevich. 

Friends may call from 5 to 7 PM, Monday at the 
Lane Funeral Home Niles Chapel. Private family 
services will be held Tuesday. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations be made to Nativity of Christ Church 
in Ray’s name or to a charity of the donor’s 
choice.


Friday October 11, 2019

Joan M. Gilllespie

October 13, 1928 - October 11, 2019

Obituary

Joan M. Gillespie (Sug) age 90 of Youngstown 
passed away October 11, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late Anna Marie 
Redman and Ben Scharsu.

She is survived by her children, Larry 
Gillespie and Linda (Richard) Oliver, a sister, 
Joyce Markovich, two grandchildren, and four 
great grandchildren.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband John 
and one grandson Brian Oliver.

She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church 
and retired from Youngstown School System.

Following Joan’s wishes all services are 
private.


Friday October 11, 2019

Shirley Ann Bartolin

October 30, 1929 - October 10, 2019

Obituary

Shirley Ann Bartolin, 89 of Hubbard, died 
Thursday morning, October 10, 2019, at her 
home. She was born October 30, 1929 in Sharon, 
Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Donald K. 
and Lois Litman McFarland. She had been a 
lifetime Trumbull county area resident.

Shirley was a 1947 graduate of Brookfield High 
School. She had worked as a secretary at GATX 
for several years and for many years as head 
waitress at the former Roma Manor catering in 
Hubbard, retiring in 1994.

Shirley was a dedicated homemaker, enjoying 
sewing, cooking and baking. She was an avid 
reader. Shirley was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Ann 
Sereday of Stoneboro, Pa. and Laura Jane 
(Joseph) Bacerra of Elgin, Ill.; one son, 
Stephen (Barb) Bartolin Jr. of Wickenberg, 
Ariz.; six grandchildren, John, Annie, Julie, 
Michael, Travis and Laura-Leigh and ten great 
grandchildren.

Her husband, Stephen Bartolin Sr., whom she 
married in February 1949, preceded her in death 
February 3, 2001.

A private family funeral service will be held 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Home - Madasz Chapel in Brookfield with 
Pastor David Luther officiating. Burial will be 
at Brookfield Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Stephen Bartolin Sr. baseball scholarship 
program at Youngstown State University. Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the 
obituary viewed at www.madaszchapel.com


Friday October 11, 2019

Joanne "Jody" Marie (Wirkner) McCracken

APRIL 24, 1976 ~ OCTOBER 7, 2019 (AGE 43)

SALEM - Joanne “Jody” Marie (Wirkner) McCracken 
was known by her family and friends as a strong 
believer. She loved the Lord God with all her 
heart and lived her life for Him. This was 
evident through her words and actions. Those 
around her saw it and felt it.  Matthew 5:16 
tells us to be a light for other people, that 
we are to love, so others will see the good 
things we do and praise the Father in Heaven. 
Jody lived that teaching her entire life, 
demonstrating love, compassion and kindness. 
She took her light, her candle, and lit up the 
darkness around her.

On Monday, October 7, 2019, Jody left her 
earthly home and entered into Heaven where she 
will live eternally. She has been reunited with 
loved ones who have gone home before her: 
grandparents Arthur and Anna (Rongo) Santini 
and Aunt Marlene Santini.

Jody was born April 24, 1976. Growing up, she 
was raised by her mother, Nina, in an 
environment that valued God, family, love and 
making memories. Jody carried those values with 
her through life. She attended Salem Schools 
where she graduated in 1994. As a student, she 
was very involved at SHS, participating in many 
activities: cheerleading, class secretary, 
editor of the school newspaper, baseball 
scorekeeper and was honored as Sweetheart Queen 
her senior year.

After graduation, she furthered her education 
at Kent State University where she earned an 
education degree in English in 1998, graduating 
with honors. It was there, at KSU, where she 
met and fell in love with her husband, Dennis. 
They were married on October 30, 1999. In 2005, 
they were blessed with their precious daughter, 
Angela Danielle.

Jody possessed a special ability and inherent 
motivation to help those in need, especially 
teens. She lived her passion teaching English 
at Salem High School where she began her career 
in 1999 and continued for 20 years. She loved 
her life’s work and it showed. Her students 
felt safe, loved and at home in her classroom. 
Mrs. McCracken was more than a teacher at SHS. 
She had a ministry there as she carried her 
candle, lighting the way for her students.

She will be deeply missed by her family: 
husband Dennis McCracken, daughter Angela 
McCracken, mother Nina Wirkner of Salem, 
brother Michael Wirkner and his wife Jessica of 
Salem, sister Angie (Wirkner) Ball and her 
husband Jeremy of Elon, NC.

Jody was a light to so many people as a wife, 
mother, daughter, big sister, cousin, niece, 
aunt, friend, and teacher, but most 
importantly, Jody was a child of God. In her 
eternal home, she will hear, “Well done, thou 
good and faithful servant!”

As a member of Damascus Friends Church, 28857 
Walnut Street, Damascus, OH 44619, her 
Celebration of Life will take place there at 
5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 with 
calling hours preceding at the church from 
2:30-4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations 
to the Salem High School Alumni Association, 
330 E. State Street, Salem OH 44460.

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

Donations may be made to:

Salem High School Alumni
330 E. State St., Salem OH 44460


Friday October 11, 2019

Rondal D. Scott

JULY 21, 1941 ~ OCTOBER 10, 2019 (AGE 78)

Rondal D. Scott, age 78, of Alliance, passed 
away at 6:56 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019 
at Aultman Hospital.

  Rondal was born July 21, 1941 in Goose Creek, 
West Virginia to James Russell Scott Sr. and 
Alene Evelyn Reed (Smith).

  He is survived by his four grandchildren, 
Jenna Lynn, Matthew, Tyler and Jordan; and his 
dog, Blue.

  Rondal was preceded in death by his parents; 
wife, Janice M. (Burson) Scott whom he married 
April 28, 1962 and who died April 28, 2019; and 
two sons, Dan Scott and Jon Scott.

  A service will be held in the chapel at 
Alliance City Cemetery at 2 p.m., Monday, 
October 14, 2019.

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


Friday October 11, 2019

Sandra L. Sheldon

AUGUST 15, 1945 ~ OCTOBER 10, 2019 (AGE 74)

DIAMOND – Sandra L. Sheldon, age 74 died at 
2:10 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 
University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born 
August 15, 1945 in Salem, daughter of the late 
Burton B. Jr. and Betty (Morris) Sutter.

Sandra was a 1963 graduate of Salem High 
School.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin M. Sheldon 
whom she married December 31, 1996; a son, 
Allen (Lynne) Alesi of Salem; a daughter, 
Brenda (Dale) Alesi Feldhaus of Oak Harbor; a 
sister, Becky (Ron) Remsey of Vienna; a 
brother, Bill Sutter of Salem.; five 
grandchildren, Derek, Sarah, Shane, Sadie and 
Seth; and three great grandchildren, Zachary, 
Cora and Emerie.

Besides her parents, a brother, Burton B. 
Sutter III and a sister, Anne Simpson also 
preceded her in death.

A private service was held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem 
Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 
44460.

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

Sandra’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday October 10, 2019

Arla Jean Ehrhart

AUGUST 12, 1940 ~ OCTOBER 9, 2019 (AGE 79)

SALEM – Arla Jean Ehrhart, age 79 died at 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her home. She was 
born August 12, 1940 in Salineville.

Arla was a 1958 graduate of Salineville High 
School. She was a member of the Upper Room 
Fellowship in Columbiana and West Point Lions 
Club. She retired from Farmers National Bank in 
2007, and had worked at PNC Bank, Florida 
Federal Savings Bank, and Crane Deming as a 
secretary. She loved spending time with her 
family.

Survivors include her husband, John Ehrhart 
whom she married June 4, 1960; a daughter, 
Connie (Eugene) Phillips of Bartow, FL; a son, 
Eric (Susan) Ehrhart of Bartow, FL; daughters, 
Becky (David) Osborn of Salem and Sarah 
Vineyard of Barberton; ten grandchildren, 
Jillian (Terry) Capper, Erin Ehrhart, Josh 
(Megan) Osborn, Katie (Zach) King, Jonathan 
(Alisa) Osborn, Kristen Osborn, Makayla Osborn, 
Matthew Vineyard Daniel Vineyard, and Madeline 
Vineyard; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah 
(Brown) Fanelli; her stepfather, Frank Fanelli; 
infant son, Kirk Patrick Ehrhart; brother, 
Joseph Fanelli; infant grandson, Stephen Osborn 
and infant great-granddaughter, Finley Osborn.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Monday, October 14, 2019 at Stark Memorial. 
Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at 
Salem Regional Medical Center in Tower 3 and 
Community Hospice for their excellent care.

Arla’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday October 10, 2019

John W. Dawson

October 2, 1928 - October 8, 2019

Obituary

John W. Dawson age 91 passed away peacefully at 
his home on Tuesday morning, October 8, 2019. 
John was born October 2, 1928 in Lumberport, 
WV. The son of William S. and Pearl (Meek) 
(Dawson). 

John worked as a highway patrolman for 10 years 
before moving to General Motors Lordstown where 
he retired in 1995 as a production manager. He 
was a Navy veteran serving from 1946 to 1948.

 John was a member of the American Legion and 
also a member of the Cedar Lodge #430 F&A.M. He 
was also a former member of Canfield 
Presbyterian Church. 

John enjoyed golfing and was a member of the 
Tuesday GM Retiree Golf League. But, most of 
all he enjoyed spending time with his family. 
His wife of 52 years, the former Mary L. 
Ferrell, whom he married June 23, 1950 passed 
away May 1, 2002. 

John leaves to cherish his memory, two nieces, 
Pamela, his caregiver, and Deborah, and his 
nephew, Michael. 

Besides his parents and his wife, John was 
preceded in death by two brothers Donald and 
Bruce Dawson. Following Johns wishes there are 
no calling hours. 

A small service celebrating his life will be 
held at 3 pm Friday, October 18, at the Lane 
Funeral Home Canfield Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests 
donations be made to MVI Hospice in John's 
name.


Wednesday October 09, 2019

Gerald "Jerry" Kagy

March 3, 1939 - October 4, 2019

Obituary

Warren- Gerald "Jerry" Kagy, 80, passed away 
peacefully after a ten year battle with cancer 
on Friday, October 4, 2019.

He was born March 3, 1939, the son of Harold 
"Jake" Kagy and Mildred Hart Kagy.
Jerry worked at Packard Electric in Warren for 
thirty years, retiring in 1994.

He was a passionate Ohio State and Cleveland 
sports fan and was rarely seen without his
favorite team's hat on. He loved sharing the 
memory of shaking hands with Coach Woody Hayes 
on the field after a Buckeyes game.

Jerry was a well known softball player 
belonging to many highly successful teams in 
the Warren area. In later years, he enjoyed 
watching his granddaughters play the same 
sports he loved. On weekends, you would likely 
find him playing cards, mostly poker, with his 
family and friends.

He will be deeply missed by his daughter Lisa 
(Jim) Carpenter of Champion, son Jerry Kagy of
Girard, son Jeff Kagy of Las Vegas, NV, 
daughter Linda (Randy) Byrnside of St. Albans, 
WV and son Jason (Becky) Kagy of Kansas City, 
MO.
He also leaves behind five grandchildren; 
Jessica (Matt) Jacubec, Jaclyn Carpenter, 
Brandie
Byrnside, Justine Kagy, Jamie Kagy and six 
great grandchildren, all of whom will forever 
miss his love, laughter and jokes.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Jake 
and Mildred Kagy; two brothers Don and Dale 
Kagy; and a sister Shirley Neiswanger.

There will be a memorial dinner for friends and 
family announced at a later date.

The family would like to extend special thanks 
to Dr. Richard Hart and the staff at Gillette
Nursing Home.

Arrangements were handled by Lane Family 
Funeral Homes.


Wednesday October 09, 2019

Jerry I. Morse

January 11, 1936 - October 6, 2019

Obituary

Niles – Jerry I. Morse, 83, passed away Sunday 
evening, October 6, 2019 at Shepherd of the 
Valley in Niles.
Jerry was born in San Diego, CA on January 11, 
1936, a daughter of the late John and Helen 
Gibson. She was a graduate of Interlaken High 
School in New York and was a loving home maker 
for her family.

She was a faithful daughter of Christ and a 
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints in Champion. She loved her church, 
loved to do cross words, and read Scriptures.

Jerry will be deeply missed by her loving 
children, David M. (April) Morse of Warren, OH, 
Sue (Walt) Hogan of Cayuga, NY, Kathy (Phil) 
Oldham of Lehi, UT, and Donald (Lori) Morse of 
Lehi, UT; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-
grandchildren; sister, Johnny Gibson of 
Interlaken, NY, and her lifelong best friend, 
Hilda Miller who she loved to write letters to.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her beloved husband, John Morse, whom she 
married in 1956 and passed on January 11, 1978.

Family and friends may visit from 4-5:00PM on 
Tuesday October 15, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts Clark Chapel at 180 Garfield Dr. 
in Warren, with services to follow at 5:00PM.

Burial will take place at Caballero Rivero Dade 
North in Miami, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Hospice of the Valley.

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


Wednesday October 09, 2019

Ida J. (Shankle) Jones

JANUARY 6, 1935 ~ OCTOBER 8, 2019 (AGE 84)

Ida J. Jones, age 84, of Louisville, OH passed 
away Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born 
January 6, 1935 in Kinport, PA to the late 
Lawrence and Phyllis (King) Shankle. She had 
formerly worked at Merit Plastics and 
McDonalds.

Ida is survived by her husband of 63 years, 
James W. Jones, Sr; her son, James W. (Janeen) 
Jones, Jr; three sisters, Betty, Debbie and 
Linda; three brothers, Jim, Ray and Leonard; 
four grandchildren, Jimmy, Bryan, Jeff and 
Jenny; five great-grandchildren. She was also 
preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela 
Tallman; three sisters, Elsie, Olive and Gaye; 
and two brothers, Donald and Gene.

Funeral services will be 10am Monday at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor 
Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours will be 
2-4pm Sunday at the funeral Home. Ida will be 
laid to rest in Sunset Hill Burial Park, 
Canton, OH.


Wednesday October 09, 2019

Ann E. Kyser

DECEMBER 15, 1934 ~ OCTOBER 9, 2019 (AGE 84)

Columbiana- Ann E. Kyser, 84, of Columbiana, 
died on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at her 
home.

Ann was born on December 15, 1934 in 
Columbiana, a daughter of the late, Harry and 
Helen Wilson McCullough.

Mrs. Kyser had worked as a clerk and bookkeeper 
for Ace Hardware and was a past member of the 
Columbiana Business Women.  Ann enjoyed her 
Mustang convertible and participated in many 
car shows, but most of all she loved spending 
time with her grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Donald D. 
Kyser, whom he married on June 10, 1957, a 
daughter, Cheryl (Kirk) Zamborsky of 
Columbiana; a brother, Dale (Judy) McCullough; 
four grandsons, Daniel (Megan) Kyser and Dennis 
(Tess) Kyser both of Salem, Brendenn (Jaymee) 
Keylor of Boardman and Nate (Delaney) Keylor of 
Columbia and two great grandchildren with one 
more on the way.

Ann was preceded in death by a son, Donald 
“Butch” Kyser and three sisters.

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

Burial will be at Columbiana Cemetery.

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


Wednesday October 09, 2019

Barry W. Gilliland

MAY 13, 1951 ~ OCTOBER 8, 2019 (AGE 68)

  Barry W. Gilliland, age 68, of Limaville, 
Ohio, passed away at 8:28 a.m., Tuesday, 
October 8, 2019 at Bel-Air Care Center.

  He was born May 13, 1951 in Lambeth Central, 
England to Robert W. and Ruby I. (Brunton) 
Gilliland.

  Barry was the owner and operator of Burger 
Hut.

  He was a member of New Baltimore Community 
Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Jill Marie 
(Williams) Gilliland, whom he married March 31, 
1979; children, Russell Nardo, Richard Nardo 
(Celia), Laurie Gilliland Hubler (Jason), and 
Beth Nardo Snyder (Greg); grandchildren, Nolan, 
Mason, and Julia Snyder, Mercedes, Stella, and 
Sebastian Nardo, and Alexis and Everly Hubler; 
sisters, Jeannie Gilliland Kalin (Mike), and 
Susie Gilliland Bohn (Tee).

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and 
brother, Michael Gilliland.

   A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. 
Saturday, October 19th  at New Baltimore 
Community Church 7761 Pontius St. NE Alliance, 
OH 44601.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Domestic Violence Shelter, 
 P.O. Box 3622, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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


Wednesday October 09, 2019

Constance L. "Connie" Vick

JANUARY 3, 1943 ~ OCTOBER 8, 2019 (AGE 76)

Constance L.  “Connie” Vick, age 76, formerly 
of Louisville, passed away on Tuesday, October 
8, 2019.

Born January 3, 1943 in Canton, she was the 
daughter of John and E. Constance (Deem) Lowe.

She was a member of Paradise United Church of 
Christ; she had a love of history, enjoyed 
making quilts, collected teddy bears, was an 
avid sports fan, and had a big heart for 
animals.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by a brother, Bill, and sister, Dee Dee.

She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl 
(Bryan) Cok of Ridgeway, SC, and Amy Murray of 
Brewster; grandchildren: Katie, Christian, 
Taylor, Carter, Sawyer, and Preston; sisters: 
Loretta Chalfant, Marie Henson, and Becky 
Collier, and brothers, Johnny and Danny Lowe.

Private services will take place for the 
family, memorials may be made in her honor to 
the Stark County Humane Society.

Tuesday October 08, 2019

Ruth Ann Gray

APRIL 8, 1938 ~ OCTOBER 5, 2019 (AGE 81)

SALEM - Ruth Ann Gray, 81, passed away 
peacefully Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was 
born April 8, 1938 in Wellsburg, West Virginia, 
a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna 
(Donahue) Woods.

For over 35 years Ruth worked at Salem 
Community Hospital in Dietary, where she made 
life- long friends and many happy memories. 
Some of her joys were shopping, reading, 
traveling, and spending time with her family.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Ruth (John) 
Crider of Alliance, Edna (Steve) Crist of 
Homeworth, Janet (Mike) Sessor of Canton, and 
Pam (Mark) Trybend of Salem; her only son, 
Herman (Debbie) Gray of Salem ; three sisters, 
Martha (Merle) Hall, Hazel (Dave) Wilson, and 
Gerry (John) Long all of West Virginia; 10 
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two 
blessings on the way.  She also leaves many 
nieces and nephews all of these she loved and 
touched deeply.

Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death 
by her sisters, Betty Bywaters, Dolly Huggins; 
and her grandson, Herman Richard Gray III.

Friends and family will be received from 11:00 
a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Damascus 
Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St., Damascus, OH 
44619 with a Celebration of Ruth’s Life 
immediately following with Pastor Steve Lowe 
officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial 
Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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

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

Donations may be made to:

Community Hospice
716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia OH 44663


Tuesday October 08, 2019

Lisa Carol Taylor

September 13, 1961 - October 04, 2019

LISA'S OBITUARY

Lisa Carol (Fraser) Taylor, 58, of Salem, died 
on October 4, 2019, at 8:06 AM at her home.

 

She was born on September 13, 1961 in East 
Liverpool, Ohio, to the late Robert and Maude 
(Fitzgerald) Fraser

 

She last worked as a General Laborer at the 
former Carriage Hill Foods.

 

She is survived by her two brothers, Russell 
(Janis) Fraser, of Lisbon, and Mark Fraser, of 
Midland, PA.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in 
death by her husband, Tom Taylor.

 

No services are to be held at this time.

 

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

 

You may view the obituary and sign the 
guestbook at www.apgreenisenfh.com


Tuesday October 08, 2019

Kenneth Harold Schrom

January 14, 1932 - October 06, 2019

KENNETH'S OBITUARY

Kenneth Harold Schrom, 87, formerly of 1161 
East Tenth St., Salem, died on October 6, 2019, 
at Brookdale Assisted Living.

 

Ken was born in Buffalo, NY on January 14, 
1932, to the late Wilbert and Gertrude Knauf 
Schrom.

 

Has was a graduate of Salem High School where 
he participated in the Thespians and lettered 
in football. He was proud of having played on 
the 1948 County Championship Football team.

 

He attended Findlay College for two years and 
then completed his Funeral Directors’ 
requirements at Cleveland School of Mortuary 
Science. He worked at several funeral homes in 
northeast Ohio, finished his BS Degree at Kent 
State, and then worked for Wyeth Drug Company 
as a pharmaceutical salesman for 37 years.

 

He married Eleanor Ann Stephenson on June 16, 
1956. She preceded him in death on July 28, 
2009. Ken is survived by two sons, Eric E. 
Schrom (Renee), of Southport, NC, and Karl F. 
Schrom (Shelby), of Salem, and five 
grandchildren, Josh, Joe, and Emily of 
Southport, NC, and Kyle Schrom of Los Angeles, 
and Erin Schrom of Akron. There are also four 
great-grandchildren, Madison and Sadie of 
Southport and Kyla and Rian of Akron. He is 
also survived by his sister, Pat Schrom Roemer 
(Jim) of Findlay, OH and two nieces.

 

Ken was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, a 
member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where he 
had served on council and property team, the 
Masonic Lodge, and the Elks. He also served on 
the Salem Park Board for many years.

 

Ken had a great love for the outdoors and 
enjoyed hunting at his cabin in Tidioute, PA. 
He and Eleanor spent many weekends watching and 
feeding the wildlife. He also had a special 
love for his dogs. Anyone who knew Ken was 
aware that he could be very gruff at times, but 
underneath that facade, he had a very soft 
side.

 

Funeral Services will be held on October 12, 
2019, 2 PM, at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral Home, with Pastor Aimee Raymond 
officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 – 
2. The burial will be held at Highland Memorial 
Park on Monday, October 14.

 

Military honors will be offered by the Salem 
Honor Guard.

 

Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church, 1089 East State St., Salem, 
the Salem High School Alumni Association, or 
the Humane Society in his memory.


Monday October 07, 2019

Lynn ((Daniels)) Dezenzo

JANUARY 4, 1943 ~ OCTOBER 6, 2019 (AGE 76)

  Lynn Dezenzo, age 76, of Alliance, passed 
away at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 
Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  She was born January 4, 1943, in Youngstown, 
Ohio to the late Marvin “Jack” and Wilma Mae 
(Dutchon) Daniels.

  Lynn was a 1961 graduate of Alliance High 
School and a 1965 graduate of Mount Union 
College Summa Cum Laude in Education. She 
taught Elementary Education, Severe Behavioral 
Handicap Students and Special Education in the 
Alliance School System until her retirement.

  She was a former member of OEA, NEA and the 
Alliance Country Club.

  Lynn loved to decorate her home, tending her 
garden, and especially the time spent with her 
family.

  Survivors include her husband, Ron Dezenzo 
whom she married April 23, 1965; sons, Steve 
(Rachel) Dezenzo of Alliance and Mike Dezenzo 
of Charlotte, North Carolina; two grandsons, 
Zach and Josh; two brothers, Kim Daniels of 
Randolph, New York and Dr. Rhys (Bernarda) 
Daniels of Arlington, Virginia; and numerous 
nieces and nephews.

  At Lynn’s request there will be a private 
family service Thursday at Cassaday-Turkle 
Christian Funeral Home with Nancy Castellucci 
celebrant. Interment will be at Fairmount 
Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Cancer Society 545 N. Broad St. 
Canfield, OH 44406.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Monday October 07, 2019

Virgina Dianne Smith

November 26, 1942 - October 6, 2019

Obituary

CORTLAND- Virginia Dianne Smith, 76, of 
Cortland, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at St. 
Joseph Hospital.
She was born November 26, 1942 in Warren, the 
daughter of the late Raymond Ellis and Virginia 
Adale Smith.

Dianne retired from the Trumbull County Co-op 
as a Bus Driver.
She is survived by her two sons, Timothy 
(Cookie) Smith and Raymond “Doug” (Juanita) 
Smith; a brother Doug (Charlen) Verner, two 
sisters Lynda (Brad) Shaffer, and Lori 
Carpenter; three grandchildren, Josh Smith, 
Brad Sturm, and Krista Lewis; three great-
grandchildren Alexis, Elyen, and Maci; numerous 
step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends may call 5-7PM Wednesday at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High 
St in Cortland, where the funeral service will 
begin at 7PM.


Monday October 07, 2019

Robert Lee Borton

JUNE 26, 1931 ~ OCTOBER 4, 2019 (AGE 88)

SALEM – Robert Lee Borton, age 88 passed at 
8:55 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at his home. 
He was born June 26, 1931 in Salem, son of the 
late Arthur “Shorty” and Mary (Dicken) Borton.

Robert was a retired military veteran. He 
graduated from Salem High School in June 1949 
and entered the Army the same month. He served 
for three years, one month, 23 days serving in 
Okinawa and Korea during the Korean War. Robert 
was discharged on August 22, 1952. He re-
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in August 1957 
where he served for 25 years, three months, 21 
days, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant in 
1983. During his tour of duty, he received four 
meritorious service medals, three commendation 
medals and many other medals, ribbons and 
commendations. He received an Associate degree 
in Applied Science through the Community 
College of the Air Force. During his career, he 
served in the United States and many foreign 
countries. After the Air Force, he served as an 
Air Force Civil Servant (GS-11) for ten years, 
retiring June 30, 1994.

In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf and 
working out at the gym as long as he could.

Survivors include his brother, Richard T. 
(Joan) Borton of Salem; a stepdaughter, Angela 
Offenbecker; two step-grandchildren, Amy and 
Steve Miller; two nieces, Renee Greasel and 
Cheryl Hess and a nephew, Rick Borton.

Besides his parents, his wife, Charleann Borton 
and his sister, Gladys Chappel also preceded 
him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Rev. Terry Kirsch officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
Hope Cemetery next to his wife and parents in 
full military uniform with his medals and 
ribbons and full military honors rendered by 
the Salem Honor Guard.

The family gives special “thanks” to Salem 
Visiting Angels and Hospice of the Valley for 
their compassionate care in keeping him at home 
during his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, 
Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Robert’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, 
Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/



Monday October 07, 2019

James R. Cottrill

OCTOBER 31, 1930 ~ OCTOBER 5, 2019 (AGE 88)

  James R. Cottrill, age 88 of Alliance, passed 
away at 5:08 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at his 
home.

  He was born October 31, 1930 in Lost Creek, 
West Virginia to French and Virginia (Highland) 
Cottrill.

  Jim served in the National Guard for nine 
years, and worked as a Machinist at Ford Motor 
Company before retiring in 1992.

  In addition to being a “Jack of All Trades” – 
he loved fishing, woodworking, and was an avid 
Cleveland Sports fan.

  Along with his late wife, Elaine, Jim was 
active with TOPS, where he was an Area Captain 
for ten years and helped make decorations for 
the conventions.

 Survivors include daughter, Cathy Lowe of 
Alliance, son, Kenneth (Teri) Cottrill of 
Atwater; grandchildren, Robin (Joe Brock) 
Cottrill, Jimmy Cottrill, Kendra (Cory) Levis, 
Cory Cottrill, Niki Long, Kati Foster and 
Michelle Foster; many great-grandchildren; one 
great-great-grandson; and many nieces and 
nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, 
Robert Lee Cottrill who died in 1980; grandson, 
Robert Lee Cottrill II who died July 2019; his 
wife, Elaine, E. (Bush) Cottrill, whom he 
married August 28, 1950, and who died September 
18, 2019; and siblings, Mary Francis Fernandez, 
Jean Brower, and Spencer Cottrill.

  Special thanks are given to Sandra Nicholson 
for her prayers, and to Aultman/Alliance 
Hospice for the compassionate care.

  Services will be held at Noon Wednesday, 
October 9, 2019, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Freddie Rodriguez 
officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 
Noon prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Atwater Cemetery.

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


Sunday October 06, 2019

Eileen J. "Suzie" Merz

June 19, 1932 - October 6, 2019

Obituary

Eileen J. “Suzie” Merz passed away October 6, 
2019 after an 11 month stay in the memory care 
unit of Antonine Village. 

Suzie, a childhood nickname that stuck, was 
born June 19, 1932 to Elmer J. and Mary Berger.

 The youngest of six children, she graduated 
from South High school and was a lifelong 
resident of the area. Her husband, William F. 
Merz, Jr. whom she married in 1957, passed away 
in 1995. They had four children.

 A 40 year charter member of Christ U.P. 
Church, she served in a variety of roles and 
raised her children to know the love of God. 
She transferred her church membership after her 
husband died to First Presbyterian Church of 
Mineral Ridge where she made many new church 
friends. 

Suzie loved to drive her car, a passion she 
developed as a young women working as a 
teletype operator for the Western Union and 
traveling around Ohio. 

Quite the social butterfly, she was a member of 
Red Hats, Knit Wits, and several card clubs. 
She loved to play Scrabble and Yahtzee, watch 
Jeopardy, and go to the casino. She also 
enjoyed watching professional sports on TV and 
could often be heard cheering loudly for her 
teams. 

She appreciated the life God gave her, through 
its ups and downs, and never lost her zest for 
life or her ability to laugh. 

She was very generous with her children, 
grandchildren and her church. Suzie said the 
more she gave away, the more God gave her back. 

Suzie leaves to cherish their memories with 
her, four children: Suzanne (Ken) McCabe, 
William F. III, John (Bill Starkowski), and 
James (Sharri) Merz. 

She also leaves five grandchildren: Staci, John 
Patrick, Jamie, Michael and Teddy and two 
great-grandchildren: Ryan and Allison. She was 
close with a number of nieces, nephews, and 
great nieces and nephews who fondly referred to 
her as “The Matriarch”.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 
October 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge. 

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Tuesday, October 8th from 6:00- 8:00 PM at Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel and on 
Wednesday, October 9th at the church from 
10:00- 11:00 AM. 

The family would like to thank the nurses and 
aides at Antonine Village for their tender 
loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family 
asks that tributes be made to the Memorial Fund 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Mineral 
Ridge.


Friday October 04, 2019

David Glen Nay, Jr

May 22, 1937 - October 1, 2019

Obituary

Cortland: David Glen Nay, Jr., 82, passed away 
surrounded by his family on Tuesday October 1, 
2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren.

David was born on May 22, 1937 in Pullman, West 
Virginia, the son of the late Rev. Forest Glen 
Nay and Faye (Fisher) Nay.

He was a 1956 graduate of Tygarts Valley High 
School. David was a certified welder working 46 
years as an iron worker for Republic Steel. He 
proudly served his country in the US Army 
receiving the Expert Marksmanship medal. He was 
an active member of VFW Post 2662 in Warren. 
David enjoyed participating in activities at 
the SCOPE center, woodworking, fishing, hunting 
and boating. He took pride in his work as the 
family historian and genealogist.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Tamra 
(Jeffrey) Deehr and Joseph (Becky) Nay. Also 
surviving are four grandchildren, Jessica 
(Jared) Bilas, Andy Deehr and Emily and Abbey 
Nay, a great grandchild Alexa Bilas, a very 
dear niece Norma Jo Mace and a special friend 
Esther Sammon.

David was preceded in death by his wife, Martha 
Jane, a son David G. Nay III and sisters Joanna 
Mace, Phyllis Jean Watson and an infant sister.
The family will receive friends on Monday, 
October 7, 2019 from 10AM – 11AM at the Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren.

 Services will be held Monday at 11:00AM at the 
funeral home with Pastor Fred Keener 
officiating.
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in 
Cortland, Ohio with military honors.
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Friday October 04, 2019

Jeannetta P. Haselow

March 3, 1930 - October 3, 2019

Obituary

Jeannetta P. Haselow, 89, of Cornersburg, 
passed away October 3, 2019 at her residence.

Born March 3, 1930 in Granville Township, 
Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Harry and 
Mabel Weakland Daff.

Jeannetta was an entrepreneur and owned and 
operated two business in Austintown, Haselow’s 
Lounge and Country Side Drive Thru. She was a 
very strong and independent woman and took 
pride in being successful running businesses in 
a man’s world, and she did it “her way.”
Jeannetta spent her winters in Florida and the 
rest of the year in Ohio until recently. She 
loved her plants and flowers and could get 
anything to grow. Her greatest attributes were 
her ability to plant smiles, grow laughter, and 
harvest love everywhere she went.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by 
first husband Thomas Housteau and her second 
husband Charles Haselow, her daughters Nancy 
Housteau-Barrett and Debra Davis, her brothers 
Richard and Leo Daff, and her son-in-law Bill 
Marietta.

She is survived by her children Carolyn 
Fankhauser (Richard) of Canfield, Janet Maietta 
of Georgia, and Thomas J. Housteau (Joan) of 
Youngstown, her brother Harry G. Daff of 
Austintown, seven grandchildren and twelve 
great- grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, 
October 6 at 4pm at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Chapel. The family will receive relatives and 
friends prior to the service from 2:00-4:00 pm 
at the funeral home.


Friday October 04, 2019

Philip Nathaniel Crook Jr

November 10, 1954 - October 3, 2019

Obituary

Philip N. Crook, Jr., age 64 of Warren, died 
Thursday morning, October 3, 2019, at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center in Warren following a 
short battle with cancer. He was born November 
10, 1954 in Youngstown, the son of the late 
Philip Nathaniel Sr. and Juanita Marie Yoho 
Crook. He had been a lifetime Warren area 
resident.

Phil was a 1972 graduate of Warren Western 
Reserve High School and a 1985 graduate of YSU, 
receiving a bachelor degree in electrical 
engineering technology and political science. 
Phil served six years in the Navy, serving on 
the USS Trenton and stationed in Norfolk and 
New Orleans, as well as over 4 years sea 
service in southwest Asia.

He was currently working for Video Products-NTI 
in Warren. He had worked for Conwal/Delphi 
Packard Electric and Photogenic Machine in 
Youngstown. Phil was an avid cyclist.

He is survived by two cousins, Charles M. 
(Nancy W.) Cook of Alexandria, Va. and Richard 
K. (Barbara) Cook of Hanover, Pa. Besides by 
his parents, one sister, Eleanor A. Crook 
preceded him in death in 1978.

The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. 
Burial will be at Pine Knoll Cemetery in Warren 
Township.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com


Friday October 04, 2019

James U. Eynon

AUGUST 19, 1923 ~ SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 (AGE 96)

SEBRING – James U. Eynon, resident at Copeland 
Oaks went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ on Saturday, September 28, 2019 
following hip surgery at Salem Regional Medical 
Center for a facture sustained on September 21, 
2019. He was born August 19, 1923 in East 
Liverpool, son of the late James Garfield and 
Susan (Roush) Eynon.

James was a 1941 graduate of East Liverpool 
High School. On August 3, 1943 he married Doris 
Pauline Banks from East Liverpool. He then 
joined the U.S. Army serving in the South 
Pacific during World War II. Following an 
honorable discharge from the Army, he graduated 
from Carnegie Institute of technology with a 
bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 
May 1947. His career path took him and his 
family to Willow Grove, PA until 1970 at which 
time he moved to Southern California, where he 
worked at Hughes Aircraft Company in laser 
research and development until the time of his 
retirement in 1988. In 1991, he returned to 
Ohio with his wife where they remained, first 
in East Liverpool, then Salem and finally at 
Copeland Oaks in Sebring, until the time of his 
death. A man of great faith and an avid student 
of the Bible, he served variously as choir 
member, youth leader, Sunday School teacher and 
Sunday School Superintendent.

Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Doris 
Eynon; four children and their spouses as well 
as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 
two great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned for 
November at Salem Bible Church in Salem.

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

James’ obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday October 04, 2019

Edith C. Anderson

DECEMBER 28, 1931 ~ OCTOBER 4, 2019 (AGE 87)

SALEM – Edith C. Anderson, age 87 died at 4:45 
a.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Brookdale 
Assisted Living in Salem. She was born December 
28, 1931 in Middletown Township, daughter of 
the late Lewis and Zetta (Gorby) Butler.

Edith had worked as a waitress at Lape Hotel 
and Timberlanes, in the laundry department at 
the City Hospital and babysat for families over 
the years. She is of the Christian faith and 
enjoyed going out to eat with family.

Her husband, Donald Anderson whom she married 
May 22, 1950 preceded her in death in January 
18, 2010.

Survivors include two sons, Pete (Delores) 
Anderson of Wooster and Chad (Lori) Anderson of 
Guilford; two daughters, Kay (Chuck) Dickey and 
Cheryl (Mark) Sabatino, both of Salem; a 
sister, Vivian Culler of Salem; 11 
grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and two 
great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, three sisters, 
Ethel Faulkner, Thelma Byrd and Ruth Clark also 
preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Chaplain Lyn Houze officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at 
the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodsdale 
Cemetery.

Edith’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com


Friday October 04, 2019

Betty Louise Smolira

AUGUST 27, 1937 ~ OCTOBER 2, 2019 (AGE 82)

SALEM – Betty Louise Smolira, age 82, died at 
10:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Salem 
West Healthcare Center. She was born August 27, 
1937 in Dungannon, daughter of the late 
Frederick and Mabel (Baughman) McAllister.

Betty was a painter and welder at General 
Motors in Lordstown. She was a graduate of 
Lisbon High School.

Survivors include her husband, Max M. Smolira 
whom she married December 17, 1955; two sons, 
Kevin (Noreen) Smolira of Salem and Kerry R. 
Smolira of Salem; a daughter, Karen McCullough 
of Salem; a sister, Jeannie Datillio of 
Leetonia and several grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, three brothers and a 
sister also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Monday, October 7, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home with Pastor Francis Burkhart of 
Tri-County Church of God officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday 
at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 
Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.

Betty’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday October 02, 2019

Lori L. Leyman

JANUARY 3, 1970 ~ SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 (AGE 49)

SALINEVILLE - Lori L. Leyman, 49, died Sunday, 
September 29, 2019 at Vibra Hospital. She was 
born January 3,1970 in Salem, a daughter of the 
late Russell and Mary Lou (Jordan) Leyman.

Lori was a sewer at Ort Furniture Manufacturing 
Company in Salem for the last 26 years.  One of 
her passions was growing various types of 
flowers. She was a 1988 graduate of West Branch 
High School.

She is survived by her fiancé, Kevin Lafferty 
of Salineville; a daughter, Mary Earich of El 
Paso, TX; a son, Dustin Earich of Salineville; 
and two brothers, Russell A. (Kim) Leyman of 
Sebring and Michael L. (Chrystal) Leyman of 
Salem.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, 
October 3, 2019 at Stark Memorial at 7:00 p.m. 
with John Biery officiating. Calling hours will 
be Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral 
home.

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


Wednesday October 02, 2019

Harold P. Davis

March 18, 1940 - October 1, 2019

AUSTINTOWN-Harold P. Davis, 79, passed away 
Tuesday morning, October 1, 2019 at Mercy 
Health- St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He 
was born March 18, 1940 in Niles, a son of 
Edward L. and Maud E. (Dunmire) Davis, Sr. 
Harold was employed by General Motors Corp. at 
the Lordstown Complex for 32 years, retiring in 
1998. He attended Niles School System. 

Harold was a member of the New Road Free Will 
Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon and a 
member of the Master’s Men, the men’s 
organization of the church and also enjoyed 
attending their retreats. He also enjoyed 
hunting, fishing and woodworking and was an 
avid bowler. 

Harold’s greatest joy was working around the 
house, weather in his shop, while gardening or 
working around the yard. 

Harold is survived by his wife of 58 years, the 
former Joyce A. Vaughn, whom he married June 
24, 1961; his daughter, Natalie J. (Thomas) 
McCarthy of Hubbard; his sons, Mark J. Davis of 
Austintown and John L. (Lisa) Davis of Girard; 
his daughter-in-law, Jeanette Davis; his 
brother, Edward L. Davis, Jr. of Youngstown; 
his grandchildren, Jana (Jason) Davis, Justin 
Davis, Brandon (Brittney) Davis, Ryan, Chase 
and Clayton Davis, Cotie Johns and Joshua 
(Amanda) McCarthy and his great grandchildren, 
Aiden, Lincoln, Jason, Jocelyn, Silas and 
Cooper. 

Besides his parents, Harold was preceded in 
death by his son, Harold P. Davis, Jr., his 
sisters, Vivian Rozzo and Mildred Wallace; his 
brothers, Thomas Domes and Walter Davis and his 
grandsons, Thomas and Nicholas McCarthy. 

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the 
New Road Free Will Baptist Church, followed by 
the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Harold’s name may be given to the New Road Free 
Will Baptist Church, 5530 New Rd. Austintown, 
OH 44515. 

Family and friends may visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary 
and send condolences.


Wednesday October 02, 2019

Jacqueline M. Weber

January 2, 1943 - September 30, 2019

Obituary

Jacqueline M. Weber, 76, passed away surrounded 
by her family on Monday afternoon, September 
30, 2019 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in 
Warren.

Jacqueline was born on January 2, 1943 in 
Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of John and 
Dorothy (Dietz) Ansbro.

She was a LPN at various nursing homes 
throughout Texas and Ohio retiring in 1995. 
Jacqueline was a member of St. Robert’s 
Catholic Church in Cortland. She enjoyed 
shopping and crafting. Jacqueline was a devoted 
mother and grandmother to her family.

She will be deeply missed by her children, John 
(Robin) Weber of Dover, James (Pam) Weber of 
Kansas City, Denise (Tim) Roberts of Cortland, 
David (Stephanie) Weber of Warren, Darren 
(Laura) Weber of Houston, and Kevin (Tracy) 
Weber of Ayden, NC, her daughter-in-law Shari 
Weber; 16 grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren, her sister-in-law Vicki Buhaley 
and husband Jim.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her 
husband William, son Keith, granddaughter 
Sierra Roberts and brothers Timothy and Dennis 
Ansbro.

A memorial service will be held for Jacqueline 
on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. 
Roberts Catholic Church in Cortland, OH, 
officiated by Rev. Karl Kish. Friends and 
family may call one hour prior to services.


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Ruth Ann (Martin) Shaffer

DECEMBER 31, 1931 ~ OCTOBER 1, 2019 (AGE 87)

SALEM - Ruth Ann Martin Shafer 87 passed into 
the arms of Jesus October 1, 2019. Ruth was 
born in Canton, Ohio December 31, 1931 at 
Timken Mercy Hospital. She was the daughter of 
Frank Martin and Isabelle Louise Murray Martin.

Ruth graduated from Canton Lehman in 1949 and 
went on to receive her BA in Elementary 
Education at Mount Union College graduating in 
1953. Ruth was a Tri-Delta-Theta Sorority 
sister while at Mount.  Ruth married Dr. H.G. 
Shafer July 17, 1954 at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Canton.  

The newlyweds lived in Cleveland while Gene 
finished Dental School. Ruth taught Sixth Grade 
in the East Cleveland School System. Ruth and 
Gene moved directly to Tinker Air Force Base in 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where Gene practiced 
dentistry in 1956 and had their two children.

They returned home in 1958 to raise their 
children.  Ruth was an active deacon and 
enjoyed singing in the choir as a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Salem.  Growing up 
she was a lifelong Presbyterian.  Ruth studied 
fashion design and gourmet cooking.  Her 
interests included sewing, gardening, antique 
auctions, and theater.  She was active in AID 
and the President of the Salem Community 
Theater Board. Ruth enjoying her summers at 
Chautauqua and loved her children and 
grandchildren. 

Ruth is survived by her husband H, Gene Shafer, 
and Brother Frank L. Martin Jr.; son, Hal 
Shafer (Tici); daughter, Carol Shafer Brown; 
five grandchildren, Matthew (Angelina) Shafer, 
Catherine (Michael) Newland, Anne (Jamie) 
Martyniak, Chris (fiancé Danielle) Brown, Laura 
(Josh)  Selway; four great-grandchildren; two 
great-grandsons, Hudson E. Selway, Benjamin E. 
Shafer and two great-granddaughters, Sophia 
Kate Newland and Olivia Katie Newland.

A Victorious Celebration of Life will be held 
at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at the 
First Presbyterian Church of Salem with the 
Rev. Hal Shafer officiating. Calling hours will 
be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. followed by the 
service Friday at the church.  Interment will 
not be conducted at this time. 

The family wishes to thank all the Blossom 
Nursing Rehabilitation Center staff for their 
loving care and support and All Caring Hospice 
for their gracious merciful caring for Ruth.  
She was gifted in her care by Visiting Angels 
and those God called to be by her side to care 
for her with quality of life during her 
transition: M. Susan Frenger, Beth Meyers, and 
Christina “Tina” Shultz.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 436 
E. Second St., Salem OH 44460. 

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

Ruth Ann’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Michael A. Gordon

July 24, 1984 - September 30, 2019

A memorial services will be at 11 AM Thursday, 
October 3, 2019 at the Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel celebrating the life of 
Michael A. Gordon, 35, of Youngtown who passed 
away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital. 

Michael was born on July 24, 1984 in Warren, 
the son of Thomas Gordon and Philicia Moser 
Gordon. 

He graduated high school and enjoyed looking at 
books, drawing, coloring, movies, and fast 
food, as well as fire stations and fire trucks. 

Michael leaves his mother, Philicia Gordon, his 
father and step mother, Thomas and Cheryl 
Gordon, a brother, Brian Gordon and his 
maternal grandmother, Ruth Moser. 

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal 
grandfather, Dick Moser.

 Services will be held at 11 AM Thursday at the 
Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel with 
calling from 10:30 until 11 AM. 

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


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Margaret Steiner

November 6, 1931 - September 30, 2019

Margaret Steiner, 87, passed away early Monday 
morning, September 30, 2019 at Hospice House. 
Margaret was born on November 6, 1931 in 
Struthers the daughter of the late John and 
Sophie (Fok) Gavran. 

She was a graduate of Struthers High School and 
had worked as a phone operator for Ohio Bell 
and later worked as a caterer in the area. 
Margaret was a member of St. Nicholas Church. 
She had a love for birds and enjoyed watching 
and feeding them. 

Her husband Edward J. Steiner Jr. whom she 
married February 1, 1954, passed away August 
28, 2013. 

Margaret leaves three daughters, Marilyn 
Steiner of Columbus, Carolyn Steiner of Salem, 
and Patricia Shattuck of Hubbard, two sons, 
Edward Joseph Steiner III of Austintown and 
Michael Steiner of Poland. 

She also leaves two sisters, Anne Zubyk of 
Hubbard, and Kay Armstrong of Struthers, as 
well as 13 grandchildren, 3 great 
grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Margaret 
was preceded in death by an infant sister Anne 
Gavran and two brothers, John and Steve Gavran.

 Following Margaret’s wishes there are not 
calling hours or funeral services.

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


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Margaret Steiner

November 6, 1931 - September 30, 2019

Margaret Steiner, 87, passed away early Monday 
morning, September 30, 2019 at Hospice House. 
Margaret was born on November 6, 1931 in 
Struthers the daughter of the late John and 
Sophie (Fok) Gavran. 

She was a graduate of Struthers High School and 
had worked as a phone operator for Ohio Bell 
and later worked as a caterer in the area. 
Margaret was a member of St. Nicholas Church. 
She had a love for birds and enjoyed watching 
and feeding them. Her husband Edward J. Steiner 
Jr. whom she married February 1, 1954, passed 
away August 28, 2013. 

Margaret leaves three daughters, Marilyn 
Steiner of Columbus, Carolyn Steiner of Salem, 
and Patricia Shattuck of Hubbard, two sons, 
Edward Joseph Steiner III of Austintown and 
Michael Steiner of Poland. She also leaves two 
sisters, Anne Zubyk of Hubbard, and Kay 
Armstrong of Struthers, as well as 13 
grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 1 
great-great grandchild. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Margaret 
was preceded in death by an infant sister Anne 
Gavran and two brothers, John and Steve Gavran.

 Following Margaret’s wishes there are not 
calling hours or funeral services. Family and 
friends may view this obituary and send 
condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Barbara Anne (Gossard) Manypenny

January 25, 1938 - September 23, 2019

BARBARA'S OBITUARY

Barbara Anne (Gossard) Manypenny 81 of Salem 
died at 4 pm Monday, September 23, 2019, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

 

She was born on January 25, 1938, in Struthers 
Ohio the daughter of the late Chester and 
Lillian (Bezyak) Gossard.

 

She had attended the New Springfield Luthern 
church and The Greenford Christian Church.

 

Barbara is survived by her children Judy Anne 
Burkhart of Washingtonville, Linda S Desenze of 
Florida, William ( Butch) John ( Melissa) 
Manypenny Jr. of Canfield, Susan K (Bob 
Reichle) Croyle of Washingtonville and Bonnie J 
( Richard) Menning of Salem, a sister Dorothy 
Davis of New Middletown Ohio. There are eleven 
grandchildren and seventeen greatgrandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her husband William, brothers William 
and Charles Gossard and one greatgrandchild.

 

Services were held on Friday, September 27, 
2019, with the Rev. John Bush officiating. The 
burial was in Green township ( Christian 
church) Cemetary.

 

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


Tuesday October 01, 2019

John Weaver

September 25, 1936 - September 25, 2019

JOHN'S OBITUARY

John Weaver  83, of Greenford, died at 6:30 PM 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Blossom 
Nursing and Rehab. Center.

 

He was born on September 25, 1936, in 
Greenford, Oh., the son of the late Wilbur and 
Lena (Miller) Weaver.

 

He was a lifetime area resident, a 1954 
graduate of Greenford high school and served in 
the United States Army Reserves. He was a 
farmer in the area and was a member of the farm 
bureau. John was also an avid bowler and a 
member of the Greenford Christian church.

 

Survived by his daughter, Janet E (Kenneth) 
Meek and two grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 
death by his wife Joyce E (Moffett) Weaver on 
March 23, 2012, a son Jeffery Earl Weaver, 
siblings Martha Heaver, Leroy Weaver and Donna 
Blasiman.

 

A celebration of life service will be observed 
on Monday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services, Salem. The Rev. John Bush 
of the church will be officiating. The burial 
will be in Green Haven memorial park in 
Canfield. A time of visitation will be held on 
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m at the funeral home.


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Emma Jean Keefer

October 30, 1925 - September 14, 2019

EMMA'S OBITUARY

Emma Jean Keefer, 93, of Salem, died on 
Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 5:38 PM at the 
Truman House Community Hospice facility in New 
Philadelphia, Ohio.

 

She was born on October 30, 1925, in 
Washingtonville to the late Edwin and Carrie 
(Saunders) Fitzpatrick.

 

She enjoyed caring for her family and cooking. 
Also, she loved going to Ponderosa Park, 
listening to country music, listening to the 
jamboree, as well as traveling on bus trips 
with her sisters and friends.

 

 

She is survived by her children Karen S. 
Humphreys, of Salem, Patrick R. Keefer, of 
Salem, Steven H. (Marybeth) Keefer, sisters 
Joyce Fitzpatrick, of Salem, June Rogers, of 
Salem, and Jerilyn Emig, of Massillon, as well 
as 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in 
death by her son Randy, her brothers Joe and 
James Fitzpatrick, and sister Jane Secrest.

 

No services are to be held at this time.

 

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


Tuesday October 01, 2019

Jenifer Ann Farmer

August 21, 1963 - September 14, 2019

JENIFER'S OBITUARY

Jenifer Ann Farmer 56, of Boardman, (Formerly 
of the area) died at 3:45 PM Saturday, 
September 14, 2019, at Beeghly Oaks Center in 
Boardman.

 

Jenifer was born on August 21, 1963, in 
Youngstown, the daughter of M. Eileen (Jackson) 
Farmer Crawford and the late Mervin Farmer.

 

She formerly resided in Leetonia, Salem, Winona 
as well as in Indiana and California. She was 
last employed at the Farm and Dairy/Lyle 
Printing Company as a graphic artist. She had 
also worked at various places around the Salem 
area over the years. She was a 1981 graduate of 
the Leetonia High School. She earned an 
Associate Degree from Ivy Tech and graduated 
Summa Cum Laude.

 

Jenifer loved spending time in nature, working 
in her gardens or going out in her canoe. She 
loved her music, especially classic rock. The 
Idora Park Museum was a favorite place of hers 
to visit and reflect back on fond memories. 
Jenifer loved her animals big and small over 
the years, especially her black cat “Demon”.

 

In addition to her mother and Stepfather Arlan 
Crawford of Boardman, she is survived by her 
sisters Jill S. (Tom) Weikart of Salem and 
Janelle L. (Rob) Sylvester of Poland, niece and 
nephews, and multiple great nieces and nephew.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be observed 
at 12 Noon, Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services, Salem. A time of visitation 
will be held from 11 to 12 Noon on Saturday.



Tuesday October 01, 2019

Laura Rosalie Marinelli

OCTOBER 2, 1926 ~ SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 (AGE 92)

Columbiana - Laura Rosalie Marinelli, of North 
Lima, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 
2019, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care 
Center.

She was born on October 2, 1926 in Youngstown, 
Ohio, to the late Joseph G. and Edith DeSimone 
Marinelli.

Laura attended Woodrow Wilson High School, 
where she was a member of the Junior and Senior 
National Honor Society. After graduating 
Valedictorian of her class in 1944, Laura 
trained as an X-Ray Technician and worked in 
that capacity for 10 years at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital in Youngstown. She then worked as 
Secretary and Office Manager for 33 years for 
Dr. Richard D. Murray, the first Plastic 
Surgeon in Youngstown. Following Dr. Murray's 
retirement, Laura volunteered at The Butler 
Institute of American Art, of which she was 
also a long-time member. She also volunteered 
at the American Cancer Society, and Youngstown 
Hearing and Speech Center's office at Northside 
Medical Center.

Laura leaves behind her sister, Julie (Joseph) 
Dappal of Northborough, MA; nieces, Linda 
(Randolph) Davis of Columbiana, Laura Ann 
(James) Kattenbraker of Wildwood, MO, Cheryl 
(Richard) Zieba of Northborough, MA; Deborah 
(Mark) Ballard of Northborough, MA; and her 
nephew, Dr. Louis Mark (Melinda) Cosentino of 
Windsor, CA. She is also survived by nine great 
nieces and nephews and nine great-great nieces 
and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her sisters, Anita Cosentino and her husband 
Dr. Louis A. Cosentino and Virginia Kaczmarek 
and her husband Dr. Charles S. Kaczmarek.

Laura was a long-time member of St. Dominic 
Catholic Church in Youngstown and was also a 
member of the church's Rosary Altar Society and 
The Infant Jesus of Prague Society. In recent 
years, she also became a member of St. Jude 
Catholic Church in Columbiana.

Laura and her family want to thank the staff of 
The Inn at Glenellen for the care and 
friendship they provided to her during the past 
six years she resided there.  They also want to 
thank the staff at Windsor House at Parkside 
Health Care Center where she was a patient the 
past 6 weeks and the staff of Harbor Light 
Hospice for their compassionate care. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, 
October 4, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Columbiana.

A family eulogy will be given at 10:45 a.m. at 
the church followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 
a.m. officiated by Father Christopher Cicero.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, 
Youngstown on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00 
p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made in Laura’s 
name to the St. Jude Building Fund, 180 Seventh 
St. Columbiana, OH 44408.

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

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

Monday September 30, 2019

Walter G. Shank

November 19, 1949 - September 29, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services celebrating the life of Walter 
G. Shank, 69, will be held at 3 PM Saturday at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. 

Walter passed away on Sunday, September 29, 
2019 at Select Specialty Hospital with his 
loved ones by his side. 

He was born November 19, 1949 in Youngstown the 
son of the late George Henry and Dorothy Louise 
(Lauer) Shank. Walter retired from Youngstown 
Hoist and Body where he had been a welder for 
many years. 

He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. and had 
served two terms in Vietnam and one term in the 
states. Walter was a member of the VFW in 
Mineral Ridge, and was 47 years sober with AA 
where he had been very active in helping others 
through the program. He was also active in NA. 

He was an avid collector of knives and guns. 
Walter was also a dog lover and rescued several 
dogs over the years. 

He will be remembered for his love for his 
family and his unique sense of humor. 

Walter will be sadly missed by three sisters, 
Valerie Rader of Flat Rock, MI, Patricia Davis 
of Girard, Katherine Carl of Sebring, and one 
brother Michael of Niles, as well as several 
nieces, nephews and friends. 

Besides his parents Walter was preceded in 
death by three sisters, Sally McMillan, Denise 
Johansson, and Victoria Lockaby.

 Friends may call from 1 PM until 3 PM at the 
Lane Funeral Home where services will begin at 
3 PM. In Lieu of flowers the family requests 
donation be made to the Disabled Veterans of 
America in Walter’s name.


Monday September 30, 2019

Lois Jean Ripple

September 2, 1934 - September 29, 2019

Obituary

Lois Jean Ripple, 85

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at 
Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Rd., 
Youngstown for Lois Jean Ripple, 85 of 
Youngstown who died early Sunday morning at 
Select Specialty Hospital, Youngstown. 

Lois was born September 2, 1934 in Columbiana, 
a daughter of the late Randall and Marian 
Bancroft Glenn and was a lifelong area 
resident. Lois grew up in Columbiana, 
graduating from Columbiana High School in 1952, 
where she was a member of the National Honor 
Society. 

She attended Youngstown College and had been a 
bookkeeper for various local businesses. Lois 
was a member of Zion Lutheran Church since 
1956; a member of the Columbiana Historical 
Society and a former member of ABWA. 

She was an avid seamstress; enjoyed gardening 
and loved to go to auctions. She was also 
interested in geneology and researching her 
family history. Her husband, Edward M. Ripple, 
whom she married May 12, 1956, died April 19, 
2007. 

She leaves her daughter, Pam Ripple of 
Youngstown and a brother, Richard Glenn of 
Detroit, Michigan. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Lois was 
preceded in death by her son, Jon Ripple. 

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 
p.m Thursday, followed by the funeral service 
at 1:00 p.m.

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


Monday September 30, 2019

Sarah K. Manning

MARCH 2, 1979 ~ SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 (AGE 40)

SALEM - Sarah K. Manning, 40, died Saturday, 
September 28, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical 
Center. She was born, March 2, 1979 in Salem, 
daughter of Eugene C. Sommers and the late 
Bobbie (Miles) Sommers, was born in Salem.

After graduating from Salem High School in 
1997, she began working at Whitehouse Fruit 
Farms. A few years later, she accepted a 
position at Farmers National Bank in Damascus, 
where she went on to work for 15 years. When 
Sarah wasn’t helping the community at work, she 
mainly enjoyed spending time with her husband 
and daughter. Some of her favorite activities 
were watching cardinals in her backyard in 
remembrance of her mom, riding in the Slingshot 
and Harley, and spending time in the sun by the 
pool or beach.

She is survived by her husband, Jefferson J. 
Manning III of Salem, whom she married May 6, 
2000; daughter, Kaylee N. Manning of Salem; 
father, Eugene C. Sommers of Salem; sister, 
Jennifer E. (Lloyd) Moore of Berlin Center; 
brother, Scott M. (Melissa) Sommers of Mentor; 
and maternal grandmother, Helen Miles.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie 
E. Sommers; maternal grandfather, Dutch Miles; 
and paternal grandparents, Gene and Josephine 
Sommers.

Friends and family will be received Friday, 
October 4, 2019 at Stark Memorial from 4:00-
8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the 
funeral home with Pastor Alan Smearsoll 
officiating. Interment will be at Damascus 
Cemetery.

To view Sarah’s obituary visit 
www.starkmemorial.com

Sunday September 29, 2019

Edlen Lee Helmick

MAY 16, 1940 ~ SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 (AGE 79)

Canfield - Elden Lee Helmick, 79, passed away 
Friday, September 27, 2019 at  Assumption 
Village in North Lima.

Elden was born on May 16, 1940 in Salem, OH the 
son, of the late Allen and Dorothy Lenora 
(Johnston) Helmick.

He was a graduate of Greenford High School and 
was a tool and die maker for 40 plus years at 
Demings. Elden was a member of Greenford 
Lutheran Church.

He spent many years in the woods deer hunting, 
which was his passion.

Elden is survived by two sons, Brent (Evelyn) 
Helmick of  La Mesa, California and Chad 
(Sarah) Helmick of Boardman ; one daughter, 
Tracy (Mark) Higgins of Canfield; and five 
grandchildren, Shana, Hunter, Tyler, Cody, and 
Bryce.

His wife, Virginia M. Helmick, whom he married, 
May 5, 1962, died November 18, 2016. He also 
was preceded in death by his parents, one son, 
Mark A. Helmick, and two sisters, Wanda Pigeon 
and Dawn Bare.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, 
October 3, 2019 at 12:30 p.m at Greenford 
Lutheran Church, 7450 W. South Range Rd., 
Salem, with Pastor Michael Knauff  officiating. 
Burial will follow at Greenford Lutheran 
Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m.- 
12:30 p.m. at the church.

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

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

Saturday September 28, 2019

George W. Crum

December 22, 1944 - September 27, 2019

Obituary

George W. Crum, 74

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 
at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown for 
George W. Crum, 74 of Youngstown, who died 
Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center, Youngstown. 

George was born December 22, 1944 in Chicago, 
Illinois, a son of the late Leonard and Irene 
Crum and lived most of his life in Cincinnati, 
coming to Youngstown in 1989. 

George graduated from Western Hills High School 
in Cincinnati and served in the United States 
Army during the Vietnam War. 

He worked at the Norwood Plant as a lineman for 
General Motors for over 20 years. He then 
worked as a fork lift operator at General 
Motors, Lordstown, retiring in 2005. 

George enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. 

He was involved with the Boy Scouts when his 
sons were young and continued volunteering 
until his recent illness. 

His wife, Mary Crum, whom he married August 31, 
1979, died April 10, 2009. 

He leaves three sons, Brian (Michelle) Crum of 
Springfield, Missouri, Daniel Crum of Alliance, 
Donald Crum of Austintown and one grandson, 
Logan. George also leaves a sister, Sharon 
(Bob) Morris; a brother, Mike (Gayle) Crum and 
a sister-in-law, Sue (Curt) Taylor all of 
Cincinnati.

 Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. 
until 8:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel.

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


Saturday September 28, 2019

James Edward McDonald
JANUARY 5, 1931 ~ SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 (AGE 88)

OBITUARY
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HANOVERTON – James Edward McDonald, age 88, 
passed away Friday, September 28, 2019 at home 
with family at his side after a long struggle 
with cancer. He was born January 5, 1931 in 
Leetonia, son of the late Alex and Elizabeth 
(Hippley) McDonald.

James was a faithful member of the Salem 
congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. He retired 
from Firestone Sheet Metal in Salem.

James is survived by his wife of 68 years, 
Carol (McNamee) McDonald, whom he married 
October 19, 1951; four daughters, Debbie 
(Augie) Thomas, Linda (Jim) Forney, Darlene 
(Tom) Blocksom, Cindy (Jeff) Boyett; a son Jim 
(Amy) McDonald; sister, Gladys Johnson of 
Canfield; brother-in-law, Bob (Ann) McNamee; 
sister-in-law, Doris Stephenson and many 
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and 
nephews.

Besides his parents, a sister, Dorothy; a 
brother, Bill and a granddaughter, Jackie Sue 
Forney also preceded him in death.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. Lugibihl 
and Barbie and Sammy from Hospice for their 
help and care.

Services will be held at a later date.

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

James’ obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Saturday September 28, 2019

Obituary for Mary Elizabeth McLeod

Mary Elizabeth McLeod, age 74 of Paris, TN and 
formerly of Akron, OH, passed away on Wednesday 
September 25, 2019 at Henry County Medical 
Center with her family by her side. 

She was born to the late Forrest and Sarah Gray 
on October 11, 1944.

Mary moved to Paris, TN in 2008 to be with her 
daughter and granddaughters.

Mary is survived by her daughter Laura (Steven) 
Thomas; sons, David (Ellen) Phlieger, James 
(Kim) Phlieger, Timothy Phlieger and Shawn 
Engle; grandchildren, Mary, Victoria, Sara, 
Jacob, Alex, Adam and Tiffany; and a sister 
Pamela (Tom) Rathbun. Mary was predeceased by 
her parents and son Terence Phlieger.

A loving mother and retired paralegal, Mary was 
a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals 
for her family and friends, most especially 
over the holidays but really any function that 
called for food. She was a dedicated 
grandmother attending different sporting and 
dance events cheering them on.

Private services and burial will be held at a 
later date.

The family wishes to thank those who have 
extended emotional support for Mary during her 
final days.


Friday September 27, 2019

Richard "Dick" Conser

AUGUST 19, 1934 ~ SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 (AGE 85)

EAST ROCHESTER – Richard “Dick” Conser, age 85 
died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
at the Cleveland Clinic Hospice Care Center in 
Akron. He was born August 19, 1934 in Adair, 
son of the late Chester O. and Celesta L. 
(Stoudt) Conser.

Richard had worked as a regulatorman at 
Columbia Gas of Ohio for 37 years, retiring in 
1989. He was a member of the New Garden United 
Methodist Church and a 1952 graduate of Salem 
High School.

Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. 
He was stationed in Bamberg, Germany.

 Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Riffle) 
Conser, whom he married April 20, 1963; a 
daughter, Beth (Steven) (Conser) Pottschmidt 
and their children, Nicholas and Ava 
Pottschmidt of Medina; a sister, Bessie Sheely; 
and a brother, Fred (Dorothy) Conser.

Besides his parents, a sister, Linda Engle also 
preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home with Pastor Tal Lewis officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from Noon to 2:00 
p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will 
be at Woodsdale Cemetery in Hanoverton. 
Military honors will be provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard.

Richard’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday September 27, 2019

Kenneth G. Mathey

SEPTEMBER 9, 1939 ~ SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 (AGE 80)

BELOIT – Kenneth G. Mathey, age 80 died at 8:27 
p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center in Salem. He was born 
September 9, 1939 in Leetonia, son of Roy and 
Janet (Grey) Mathey.

Kenneth worked as an assembler for 30 years at 
General Motors in Lordstown. He was a member of 
the Believers Christian Fellowship Church in 
Salem, where he was very active. Kenneth was a 
graduate of Leetonia High School.

His wife, Joyce A. (Armstrong) Mathey whom he 
married February 14, 1961 preceded him in death 
October 20, 1998,

Survivors include four daughters, Laurie 
Reifsnyder of Fort Meade, FL, Sharon McGuire of 
Beloit, Melissa “Missy” (David) Shanley of 
Salem, Martha “Marty” (Steve) Fenton of Salem; 
seven grandchildren, John (Sarah) McGuire Jr., 
Joshua (Hali) McGuire, Jared Reifsnyder, Jacob 
Reifsnyder, Justin (Erica) Fenton, Jordan 
McGuire, Julieanna Fenton; three great 
grandchildren, Annabelle McGuire, Ava McGuire 
and Liam Reifsnyder.

Besides his parents, a grandson, Jamie 
Reifsnyder; son-in-law, John McGuire Sr.; 
brothers and a sister.

A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

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

Kenneth’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday September 26, 2019

Irene E. (Vargo) Tasker

SEPTEMBER 3, 1921 ~ SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 (AGE 98)

  Irene E. (Vargo) Tasker, age 98, of Alliance 
passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 
Danbury Assisted Living in Alliance.

   She was born September 3, 1921, in Malvern, 
Ohio to Michael and Mary (Kasik) Vargo and has 
resided in Alliance all her life. Irene was an 
Alliance High School graduate, homemaker and 
housewife. She attended Truth Baptist Church in 
Atwater.

  Survivors include her children, Thomas 
(Linda) Tasker of Canton, Dennis (Debbie) 
Tasker of Alliance and David (Debbie) Tasker of 
Salem; grandchildren, Thomas, Dawn, Heather, 
Mark, Denise and David; and many great-
grandchildren. In addition to her parents, 
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, 
Thomas Tasker whom she married August 21, 1942 
and who died November 19, 1994; and siblings, 
Mike, Joseph, John, Mary and Sue Vargo.

  Services will be held at Noon Monday, 
September 30, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor David Storlie 
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 
the service.  Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

   In lieu of flowers memorial contributions 
may be made to Southside Church of God 1320 S. 
Sawburg Rd. Alliance, OH 44601.

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


Thursday September 26, 2019

Ronald E. Moffett

JULY 1, 1935 ~ SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 (AGE 84)

SALEM – Ronald E. Moffett, age 84 died at 10:03 
p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born July 1, 
1935 in Salem, son of the late R. Edward anda 
Geraldine (Perry) Moffett.

Ronald worked as an assembler for 25 years at 
General Motors in Lordstown and previously 
worked as a machine operator for 12 years at 
Hunt Valve Company. He was a 1953 graduate of 
Salem High School. Ronald was Protestant by 
faith. He was a director of Ohio Valley Giant 
Pumpkin Growers, a life member of the 
Independent Hose Co., a member of the Salem 
Italian American Club and past secretary of 
Perry Township Zoning Commission. One of his 
proudest moments, Ron and his wife, Kathy had 
the first 500-pound pumpkin at the Canfield 
Fair in 1991.

Ron served in the U.S. Army.

His wife, Kathleen Ann (Denkhaus) Moffett, whom 
he married June 30, 1962 preceded him in death 
January 29, 1998.

Survivors include a sister, Elaine Smith of 
Berlin Center.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. 
Monday, September 30, 2019 at Ellsworth 
Cemetery in Ellsworth with Pastor Bill Wilkins 
officiating. Military honors will be provided 
by the Salem Honor Guard.

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

Ronald’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday September 26, 2019

Ruby Marie Kurtz

OCTOBER 24, 1929 ~ SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 (AGE 89)

SALEM – Ruby Marie Kurtz, age 89 died in Salem, 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Ruby was born 
October 24, 1929 in Erie, PA, daughter of the 
late Jessie (Sterrett) Brozell and Donald J. 
Brozell.

Ruby graduated from Mill Creek High School in 
Erie. Following graduation, Ruby moved to Salem 
and met her husband-to-be, Wilbur H. Kurtz on a 
blind date. She was employed at E.W. Bliss Co. 
in Salem for nine years. She then raised her 
family and helped her husband with the farm. 
After her children were grown, she worked as 
head cook at Salem Community Hospital for 21 
years retiring in 1994.

Ruby was a great citizen who served as a 
Precinct Judge for the Board of Elections for 
35 years, volunteered for the Red Cross and 
served her Lord faithfully on the Social 
Committee at First Friends Church in Salem, 
where she was a member since 1950. She had a 
strong faith and was a fervent woman of prayer. 
She and Wilbur enjoyed dancing with the former 
Salem Square Wheels Square Dance club for over 
30 years.

Survivors who will dearly miss her include her 
husband of 69 years, Wilbur H. Kurtz, whom she 
married July 23, 1950; a daughter, Debra K. 
(Sam) Grate of Salem; a son, Donald E. (Karen) 
Kurtz of Hartville and six grandchildren, 
Mollie, Titus (Hanna), Kassidy, Raegan Kurtz, 
Valerie (Dominic) Williams and Angela (Matthew 
Heim) Grate.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 
only sister, Marlene (Brozell) Osborn.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, 
September 30, 2019 at First Friends Church in 
Salem with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday 
at the church. Burial will be at Locust Grove 
Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Ruby’s name to her 
favorite charity, First Friends Church Building 
Fund, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

The family would like to thank the staff at 
Grace Woods Senior Living and Salem North 
Health Care for their love and support for Ruby 
after her stroke. Sincere thanks also to her 
sister-in-law and friend, Anna Marie (Sister) 
Kurtz for her love and always-willing help. 
And, to all the friends, family and church 
members who visited Mom in her last months. 
God’s blessings on you all.

Ruby’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday September 26, 2019

Angelyse Maria-Eleanor Pete

August 23, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Obituary

Angelyse Maria-Eleanor Pete, 1 month

There will be a Memorial Mass at 12 noon on 
Saturday, September 28th at St. Christine 
Parish for Angelyse Maria-Eleanor Pete, 1 month 
old who died Wednesday morning. Angelyse was 
born August 23, 2019 in Youngstown, beloved 
daughter of Dante Samson Pete and Vivica 
Chin’Asia Townsend. 

Besides her parents, she leaves a sister, Envy 
May at home; grandmothers, Angela D’Alesio, 
Nephateria Kimbrough; grandfathers, Kevin 
Townsend, Samuel Jerome Pete; great-
grandmothers, Elnora Pete Addison and Marilyn 
McKinney.

 Angelyse is also survived by other loved ones 
including Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and will be 
dearly missed by all. Angelyse was preceded in 
death by her great-grandparents, Eleanor and 
Charles McCoy and Albert and Josephine 
Battafarano and great-great grandmother, Vivian 
Kimbrough.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel. In lieu 
of flowers, donations may be sent to the 
family.


Thursday September 26, 2019

Betty Einfalt

August 7, 1931 - September 21, 2019

Obituary

Dr. Betty Jane Klahr-Einfalt, 88, of 
Youngstown, passed on Saturday September 21, 
2019 at Ohio Living Park Vista in Youngstown.

Born August 7, 1931 in Bethel, Pennsylvania, 
Betty was the daughter of Allen and Stella 
(Edris) Klahr.

After high school, she moved to Chicago in 1951 
to attend University of Illinois Chicago where 
she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree. She 
continued her education at the University of 
Illinois Medical School and graduated in 1958. 
She also met her husband Dr. Bertwin E. Einfalt 
during medical school; they married September 
20, 1958. She completed her residency at Cook 
County Hospital in Chicago. Betty established a 
practice in the Youngstown area and worked as a 
pediatrician for 50 years. She also worked at 
many non-profit clinics in the area and served 
as an instructor in Pediatrics at NEOUCOM.

Betty supported the arts, education, and 
community through her involvement and donations 
to many charitable organizations; she had a 
strong desire to help people in need within our 
community. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, 
and most of all, spending time with family and 
friends.

Besides her parents and a brother, she is 
preceded in death by her husband Dr. Bertwin E. 
Einfalt who died in 1983.

Betty is survived by her children John, Janet, 
and Lisa; her siblings Rita and John; her 
grandchildren May and Christopher and one 
great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held on October 19th 
at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations to the Butler Institute of American 
Art, SMARTS Art School, or the Rescue Mission 
of Mahoning Valley.


Thursday September 26, 2019

Carl G. Jenkins

June 4, 1942 - September 26, 2019

Obituary

Carl G. Jenkins, 77, of Austintown, passed away 
September 26, 2019, surrounded by his family, 
at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown.
Born June 4, 1942 in Birchriver, West Virginia, 
he was the son of William Phillip and Velma 
(Shaver) Jenkins.
Carl moved to area at a young age and was a 
lifelong resident. Prior to retirement, Carl 
worked as an Iron Worker for Trachial 
Construction for over 40 years. Carl was member 
of Local 207.

Carl was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed 
watching NASCAR, the Cleveland Browns, the 
Cleveland Indians, and the Ohio State. He loved 
spending time with his family and made memories 
vacationing or bowling together. He enjoyed 
watching his grandchildren participate in 
sports.
Besides his parents, Carl is preceded in death 
by his daughter; Lori Scott, his brothers; 
William, Gary, Bernard, and Doyle Jenkins, his 
sister; Rose Jenkins, his son-in-law; Michael 
Murphy, and two infant grandchildren.

Carl is survived by his wife, Anna Marie 
(Morris), whom he married June 4, 1960, his 
children; Suzanne Murphy and Millie Dodds, his 
son-in-law; Robert Scott, his sisters; Darlene 
Jones, Linda Carson, and Vickie Himes, his 
brother; Danny Jenkins, and his 5 grandchildren 
and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Monday, September 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM and 
Tuesday, October 1st from 10:00-11:00 AM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A funeral 
service will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 
11:00 AM at the funeral home. 

The family request any memorial contributions 
be made the American Cancer Society in Carl’s 
name.


Thursday September 26, 2019

Elsie Regina (McCoy) Dunlap

October 27, 1929 - September 25, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for 
Elsie Regina (McCoy) Dunlap, 89, of McDonald, 
who passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
at St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus. 

Elsie was born October 27 1929 in Weston, WV., 
the daughter of George Rufus Sr. and Mary 
Virginia (Stalnaker) McCoy. She retired in 1991 
from General Motors Lordstown Plant. 

Her husband Wayne Edward Dunlap, whom she 
married in June of 1955 passed away April 17, 
1999. Elsie was a Methodist in faith. Her 
hobbies included cross stitching and needle 
work of all kinds as well as quilting.

 Elsie leaves three children, Randy McCoy of 
Pittsburgh, PA., Michael Dunlap of McDonald, 
and Connie (Keith) Rogers of Buckhannon, WV, as 
well as two grandchildren, Melissa and Billy 
Dunlap. 

Besides her parents and husband, Elsie was 
preceded in death by a grandson, Adrian Rogers, 
and a brother George R. McCoy Jr. Friends may 
call from Noon until 1 PM Monday at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel where 
services will begin at 1 PM.

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


Wednesday September 25, 2019

Beatrice E. Yuhaniak

OCTOBER 31, 1923 ~ SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 (AGE 95)

SALEM – Beatrice E. Yuhaniak, age 95 entered 
eternal peace September 23, 2019 after a long 
illness. She was born October 31, 1923 in 
Hrachovo, Slovakia, daughter of the late Paul 
and Anna (Ostrihon) Juhanjak.

Bea sailed to America at age 11. She received 
her RN from Mercy Hospital in Canton. She was 
involved in various nursing jobs for about ten 
years. Bea then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 
Education from Kent State University, after 
which she taught art at Salem Junior High 
School for 14 years. Ever the overachiever, Bea 
then started designing counted cross stitch 
patterns and published booklets with her sister 
Chris for ten years. In her spare time, Bea 
loved to travel, sew, oil paint, read, cook and 
bake, even creating a cookbook of her favorite 
Slovak recipes. She was a long-term member of 
St. Paul Catholic Church.

She leaves behind her husband of 71 years, 
Alexander and a sister, Christine Mackov as 
well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, five sisters, Julia Sobek, 
Mary Sobek, Helen Druszkowski, Margaret Wiess 
and Anne Tencza; and two brothers, Joseph and 
John Yuhaniak also preceded her in death.

Beloved for her wit and wisdom, tins of 
homemade cookies and poppyseed kolach, Bea will 
be greatly missed by all who knew and loved 
her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 
at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 
St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert 
Edwards, Celebrant. Calling hours will be held 
from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions be made to Community 
Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New 
Philadelphia, OH 44663 for all their TLC, 
friendship and support, especially Amanda and 
Bernie.

Bea’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Nancy Joel Ort

DECEMBER 24, 1928 ~ SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 (AGE 90)

SEBRING – Nancy Joel Ort, age 90 of Copeland 
Oaks passed away Wednesday morning September 
25, 2019 at the Crandall Medical Center. She 
was born December 24, 1928 in Fitchburg, 
Massachusetts, daughter of the late Carl 
Belknap and Ida May (Scott) Joel.

Nancy attended Colby College in Maine, 
graduated from Faye Secretarial School in 
Boston, MA in 1948 and received a bachelor’s 
degree from Youngtown State University in 
1988.  She worked in Boston at BU’s School of 
Theology, Today’s Woman magazine and WCOP Radio 
Station until marrying her husband, Edward 
Arthur Ort in Fitchburg on September 8, 1951.  
They lived briefly in Wyoming and Pennsylvania 
before settling in Canfield, Ohio where they 
were married for 67 years until Ed’s passing in 
July 2019.

Nancy is survived by one son, Peter Joel Ort of 
Salem; three daughters, Janice Ort of Fort 
Collins, Colorado and her husband, Gil Wette, 
Joann Ort of Worthington, Ohio and her husband, 
Scott Howland, and Jennifer Ort of Milton, 
Massachusetts and her husband, Tom Mullen, as 
well as six grandchildren. 

Nancy was a member of the Canfield United 
Methodist Church and the Salem Golf Club for 
many years, was an avid golfer, gardener, 
reader and bridge player.  She also enjoyed 
traveling and sharing her quick wit with family 
and friends.  She will be missed by all who had 
the pleasure of knowing her. 

A Memorial Service for Nancy will be held at 
2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Vernon Shepherd 
and Rev. Beth A. McGuire officiating. Burial 
will be at the Canfield Cemetery at a later 
date.

Nancy’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Charles T. Unger

MAY 5, 1925 ~ SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 (AGE 94)

Charles T. Unger (Tom or Charlie), born May 5, 
1925, Alliance, Ohio, died September 13, 2019.

  Charles graduated from University School 
(Cleveland) in 1943. After graduation he 
attended Case School of Applied Sciences (Case 
Western Reserve University) for one year.

  Charles then “went to sea,” enlisting in the 
American Merchant Marine (then part of the 
United States Coast Guard) in 1944 where he had 
his basic training at Santa Catalina Island, 
California. After completing basic training he 
was dispatched on his first ship to the 
Pacific. After returning home he received 
orders to report to Hoffman Island, New York 
for training as a radio operator. He completed 
three more voyages across the Pacific, was 
promoted to Ensign, and came home from the war 
in 1945 and was discharged from the U.S. 
Merchant Marine in 1946.

  He received his Radio Telegraph Operator 
License from the Federal Communication 
Commission on March 14, 1945 and his FCC 
Amateur Radio License in 1947 and operated as a 
ham with the call sign W8YNB (his license 
plate).

  After the war he attended Mount Union, 
graduating in 1949, with a Bachelor of Science 
degree. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega 
fraternity.

  Charles married Martha Walker Lutz on July 
17, 1949.

  The family moved to Canton in 1952 and he 
went to work as an engineer at WHBC. In 1953 he 
joined The Ohio Power Company (American 
Electric Power) in the Transmission and 
Distribution Division traversing the state 
installing and maintaining their microwave 
communication system for many years until was 
promoted to a management position. He retired 
in 1990 after 37 years of service.      

  Charles and Martha thought the family should 
see the United States and after Charles had 
fitted out a 59 Ford Station Wagon with a 
handmade roof carrier and rear compartment 
storage and chuck wagon box, he and Martha had 
planned out a daily itinerary, the family 
trekked on camping vacations for three summers 
covering the Northeast to Vermont and New 
Hampshire, the East and Southeast to 
Washington, D.C. and down to Cape Hatteras, and 
the Midwest and West to Pipestone, Minnesota, 
Yellowstone, and Jackson Hole.

  He and Martha were active members of St. 
Paul’s Episcopal Church in Canton.

  When his sons took up swimming, Charles 
became a timer and official for meets at the 
YMCA, McKinley High School, and BranHaven Swim 
& Tennis Club and traveled Northeast Ohio and 
Western Pennsylvania to attend meets.

  In the 1960s Charles found time to 
participate as a leader on trips to Philmont 
Scout Ranch with each son. In the 1970s he 
became active in the Buckeye Council of the Boy 
Scouts of America in the Wood Badge leadership 
training and other programs, and then in 1978 
was awarded the Silver Beaver Award (the 
highest council recognition awarded to adults 
for distinguished service to youth, upon 
nomination by a Local Council to the National 
Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America).

  He and Martha moved to Cinnamon Lake (West 
Salem) in 1990 to enjoy their retirement. 
Unable to retire, he took over on a volunteer 
basis, operation of the Cinnamon Lake Utilities 
Association, which operated water and 
wastewater treatment for the community. He and 
Martha became active members at St. Matthews 
Episcopal Church in Ashland.

  In 2010 he and Martha moved to the Copeland 
Oaks Retirement Community.  He became active at 
Trinity Episcopal Church in Alliance, which he 
had attended as a child, serving on the Vestry 
and as Junior Warden in 2018, and helping out 
maintaining the building and grounds. He also 
was active in supporting activities at Mount 
Union.          

  He was predeceased by his parents, Warren 
Earl Unger, M.D., and Henrietta E. Unger; his 
brother, John W., and his wife of 67 years, 
Martha.

  He is survived by his sons, James W. (Bobbie) 
and John T. (Kathy); four grandchildren, Tommy 
Unger (Angela), Matilda Knight (Brent), 
Alexander Unger, and Anna Unger; and four 
great-grandchildren.

  The family would like to thank the many 
people who cared for Charles at the Crandall 
Medical Center and Hospice of the Valley for 
their kindness and support.

  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, 
September 28th, at 3 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal 
Church, 1200 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. prior to 
the service.

  In lieu of flowers, please consider a 
donation to Boy Scouts of America 2301 13th St. 
Canton, OH 44708, University of Mount Union to 
the Charles & Martha Unger Education 
Scholarship 1972 Clark Ave. Alliance, OH, 
44601, Trinity Episcopal Church or to the 
donor’s choice of charity.

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


Tuesday September 24, 2019

Wesley T. Miller, Jr.

June 28, 1966 - September 23, 2019

Obituary

Wesley T. Miller, Jr., 53, passed away 
unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 
Youngstown on September 23, 2019. Wes was born 
in Youngstown on June 28, 1966 to Wesley & 
Nancy (Martin) Miller, Sr.
Wes found his way into radio announcing in the 
late 1980’s. It was his calling and he spent 
his career on the radio. Currently, he was the 
host of the 'Wes and Lindsay" morning show and 
Program Director of Mix 98.9 and 106.1. He also 
spent many years on the Meadville stations KISS 
and Froggy as well as stations out in Las 
Vegas.

When Wes took time for himself, he was found 
admiring classic cars; his favorite being a 
Cutlass 442 and listening to Classic Rock. He 
was an avid sports fan, always cheering for the 
Cleveland Browns and Indians, and he enjoyed 
the peacefulness of the lake while fishing. 
However, his family was his pride and joy.

On February 14, 2015, he was united in marriage 
to the love of his life the former Shelley 
Matyas.

The family will host a public reception, 
Thursday September 26th at the iHeartMedia 
studios, 7461 South Ave, Youngstown from 3-7pm. 
A celebration of life will be held at 7pm and 
the family is encouraging people to wear 
apparel of their favorite sports team to 
celebrate Wes' love of sports!
Besides his wife, Shelley, Wes is survived by 
his children Mary Miller, Wesley Miller III and 
Christina Taylor, his granddaughter Zoey 
Taylor, his mother Nancy Miller; his sisters 
Paula Miller, Sherry Miller and Susan (Alan) 
Huff as well as many other relatives and 
countless friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Angels for 
Animals: 4750 S Range, Canfield, OH 44406


Tuesday September 24, 2019

Dave K Miller

January 15, 1939 - September 22, 2019

Obituary

Dave K. Miller completed transcendence of his 
soul to the Over-Soul on Sunday, September 22, 
2019, at the Genoa Retirement Village.

Dave was born January 15, 1939, in Youngstown, 
Ohio. He was the son of Olin W. and Irene M. 
Miller. He was a 1957 graduate of McDonald High 
School. He also graduated in 1961 from Bowling 
Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts 
and Sciences. Dave received his Master's Degree 
in 1964 also from Bowling Green. Dave was a 44-
year educator at Genoa Area High School, where 
he taught many different history and English 
classes along with Philosophy and Literature.

During his career he was a track coach for 42 
years, cross country coach for 26 years, 
bowling coach for 12 years and athletic 
director for 17 years. He won 85% of regular 
season cross country meets and 65% of regular 
season track meets. He advised the Key Club for 
40 years and had the top Key Club in Ohio 11 
times and won International Key Club awards. 
Dave also advised the Varsity Club for 25 years 
and served as Senior Class Advisor for 40 
years. He also won six league bowling 
championships while coaching. Dave served as 
OEA Union president for six successful years. 
He was also inducted into the Genoa Hall of 
Fame. He was a Jennings Scholar three times and 
received a plaque for the Harold G. Martin 
Award, an honor from the Kiwanis International.

Mr. Miller, although he takes no credit for 
this, while teaching at Genoa had the privilege 
of working with students who won Pulitzer 
prizes, who served in high positions in foreign 
policy, who are published authors, city 
administrators, state champions in athletics 
and state champions in Key Club. Some students 
have become well-known orthopedic surgeons, 
well-known neurosurgeons, highly successful 
high school and college coaches, engineers, 
police chiefs, law enforcement officers, camp 
ground owners, high school and college 
instructors, principals and band directors. The 
reason he pointed this out is to emphasize the 
high qualities of the students who attend Genoa 
Area High School.

Dave is survived by a sister, Marilyn (George) 
Makar, and brothers, Jack and Bill (Betty). He 
is also survived by a sister-in-law, Linda, and 
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in 
death by his parents, brothers, Larry, Richard, 
Edward "Ted," James and Bob, as well as 
sisters-in-law, Mary Jane and Patricia.

The Miller family greatly appreciates Dave's 
northwest Ohio family: the Mericles, the 
Filars, Sally Weaver, Deb Levy, and all his 
friends and former students who have been there 
to help and be inspired by Dave. A special 
thanks to St. Charles Hospital ICU unit, 
Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg and the 
Genoa Care Center for their care of and 
kindness to Dave.

Visitation will take place at Lane Funeral 
Home, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, Ohio, 
from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, 
and 10-11 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019, 
with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 
a.m. Burial will take place in Kerr Cemetery in 
Weathersfield Township. The family requests no 
flowers, but memorial contributions may be made 
to the Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship 
Foundation or the McDonald High School Alumni 
Scholarship Fund.


Tuesday September 24, 2019

Warren James Kale

JUNE 21, 1925 ~ SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 (AGE 94)

East Palestine- Warren James Kale, age 94, of 
East Palestine, died on Sunday, September 22, 
2019 at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care 
Center, Columbiana.

He was born on June 21, 1925 in Enon Valley, 
PA., a son of the late Bryon and Gladys Haskins 
Kale.

Warren was a veteran of the United States 
Marine Corps having served in both WWII and the 
Korean War.  He had worked as a master mechanic 
with the Local 66 Operating Engineers and 
enjoyed golfing.  He was a member of the East 
Palestine Masonic Lodge #417 F&AM, East 
Palestine Eagles FOE #1506, East Palestine 
Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #467 and the East 
Palestine VFW Edward L. McGuckin Post #4579.

 

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lois 
Knepp Kale, whom he married on June 24, 1946; a 
daughter, Christine (Richard) Leblanc of 
Montgomery, TX., and a son, James (Rebecca) 
Kale of Columbiana.  Also surviving are five 
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Warren was preceded in death by a daughter, 
Joyce McKinney; sister, Shirley Eggleston; two 
brothers, Richard and William Kale, and by a 
grandson, David Kale.

The family will receive friends and relatives 
on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. 
– 11:00 a.m. at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig 
Funeral Home, East Palestine.  Military honors 
will be accorded by the East Palestine honor 
guard.

Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. 
at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, 
Rogers.

Donations may be made in Warren’s memory to: 
Angels for Animals, 4750 S Range Rd., Canfield, 
OH 44406.

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

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Ronald H. Herderick

DECEMBER 15, 1928 ~ SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 (AGE 90)

Ronald H. Herderick, age 90, of Alliance, 
passed away at 10:20 a.m., Monday, September 
23, 2019 at Community Care Center.

  He was born December 15, 1928, in Columbus, 
Ohio to Michael and Edith (Beard) Herderick 
Payton and lived in Alliance for 72 years.

  He was married February 21, 1948, to the love 
of his life, Joan Herderick. He worked at the 
former Bateman’s Trailer Store for 47 years.

  Survivors include his children, Larry 
(Paulette) Herderick of Alliance, Debbie 
(Allen) Smith of Owensboro, Kentucky, Ronald A. 
(Donna) Herderick of Alliance, Stephanie 
(Pastor Dave) Cannon of Alliance and Malissa 
(Rick) Phillips of Alliance; grandchildren, 
Chris Herderick, Kimberly Stevens, Jason Smith, 
Todd Herderick and Allison Cannon; six great-
grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded 
in death by his wife, Joan (Riley) Herderick 
who died May 25, 2006; stepfather, Charlie 
Payton; sister, Dorothy Bateman; brothers, 
Michael, George and Lawrence; and great-
grandson, Tyler Smith.

  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Dave 
Cannon officiating. Friends may call from 3-4 
p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 
be made to the Aultman Alliance Hospice 2461 W. 
State St. Suite E Alliance, OH 44601.

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

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Betty B (Oyster) Poto

NOVEMBER 6, 1923 ~ SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 (AGE 95)

Betty B. (Oyster) Poto, age 95, of Alliance, OH 
formerly of Louisville, OH passed away 
Thursday, September 19, 2019. She was born 
November 6, 1923 in Homeworth, OH to the late 
Altus and Ethel (Shekels) Oyster. Betty was a 
1941 graduate of Alliance High School. She was 
a member of National Honor Society and 
graduated 3rd in her class. She taught piano 
for 20 years. Betty was a member of the 
Freeburg Church of the Brethren, the Keeshond 
Club of America, the American Kennel Club, The 
Eight Bells Card Club and the past president of 
the Alliance Music Study Club. She raised and 
showed Keeshond Dogs. She started playing golf 
at age 42 and achieved 2 Hole in Ones. She was 
an Avid Cleveland Indians Fan as well as a 
football and basketball fan for Mount Union, 
Syracuse and Alliance.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, 
Robert S. Poto in 2017. She is survived by two 
sons, Robert (Connie) Poto and Ronald Poto; 
three grandchildren, Robert Samuel Poto II, 
Chrisha Poto, Tami Carper; and one great-
grandson, Austin Carper. The family would like 
to thank the staff at Danbury Senior Living and 
Elara Hospice for their excellent care and 
support.

A private family service will be held at a 
later date. In lieu of flowers memorial 
contributions may be made to the Stark County 
Humane Society.


Monday September 23, 2019

Florence Viola (Holloway) Libb

NOVEMBER 22, 1926 ~ SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 (AGE 92)

CANFIELD – Florence Viola (Holloway) Libb, age 
92 died at 11:37 a.m. Sunday, September 22, 
2019 at her home. She was born November 22, 
1926 in West Austintown, daughter of the late 
Ray H. and Ruby Ellen (Baird) Fenton.

Florence has worked at the A&P Grocery Store 
and previously GM Lamp Co. She was a member of 
Salem First Friends Church and Ellsworth 
Extension.

Her husband, Emerson Libb whom she married 
August 20, 1983 preceded her in death in 
January 1998.

Survivors include a son, Ray F. Holloway of 
Canfield; a daughter, Lois J. (James) Allison 
of Wyandotte, MI; four grandchildren, Roxanna 
Holloway, Joshua (Jorida) Allison, Tina Libb 
(who was her caregiver and companion); Bethany 
(Tom) Foley; three great grandchildren; seven 
step-children and numerous step-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a brother, 
Henry Fenton; three sisters, Ethel Mead, Ola 
Chamberlain and Vera Dearth and a grandson, 
Joshua Holloway also preceded her in death.

A private family service will be held. Burial 
will be at Dean Hill Cemetery in Canfield.

Florence’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Monday September 23, 2019

Keith W. Robson

APRIL 3, 1990 ~ SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 (AGE 29)

  Keith W. Robson age 29, of Alliance passed 
away Friday September 20, 2019.

  Keith, the only child of Bob and Debbie 
(Cogan) Robson, was born April 3, 1990.

  A 2008 graduate of Marlington High School, he 
attended Alliance High School Vocational 
Classes for Welding.

  He was employed at Lindsay Concrete in Canal 
Fulton.

  Keith had a great love of the outdoors, he 
loved hunting, riding four-wheelers and working 
on cars.

  He also loved to joke around and be ornery.

  Keith was the beloved son of Bob and Debbie 
Robson, who will miss him dearly.

  Other survivors include his paternal 
grandmother, Dorothy Robson; several aunts, 
uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

  He was preceded in death by his paternal 
grandfather, Bob Robson Sr.

  Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with 
Pastor Cindy Bishop officiating. Friends may 
call from 3-6 p.m. Thursday.

  Keith will be laid to rest at Marlboro 
Cemetery.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to the 
family to be used for their discretion.

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

Monday September 23, 2019

Ronald Stefon McHenry

MAY 20, 1961 ~ SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 (AGE 58)

Ronald Stefon McHenry, age 58, of Louisville, 
OH, our loving brother, uncle, cousin and 
friend went to be with the Lord on September 
20, 2019 in Carrollton, OH. He was born May 20, 
1961 in Glennville, West Virginia to the late 
Bernard and Annamarie McHenry. Ronnie worked 
hard at whatever he did, “jack of all trades”, 
and played the same way. He had a passion for 
good ole’ Rock-N-Roll and knew his music well. 
He loved his family and was a friend to many. 
He was honest, authentic and giving, a bit 
rough around the edges, but his heart was 
sensitive and kind. He will always be in our 
memories and truly missed by us all.

He is survived by his siblings-Bernie McHenry 
and Eleonore Rayburn; Nieces and Nephews- Amber 
Fall, Ryan Lamielle, Ann and Bernie McHenry, 
Sebastian and Trinity Fall, Jadyn Lamielle, 
Kadyen Hamilton, Krystian Kendzerski, Zulz and 
Gunner McHenry.

A memorial service to celebrate Ronnie’s life 
will be 7pm Thursday evening at Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home in Louisville. The family will 
receive friends from 6-7pm Thursday at the 
funeral home. Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                               
                                 Stier-Israel 
Funeral Home


Saturday September 21, 2019

Mina Louiise (Cerbu) Parks

DECEMBER 18, 1937 ~ SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 (AGE 81)

SALEM – Mina Louise Parks, age 81 died at 7:50 
p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at St. 
Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.  She was born 
December 18, 1937 in Salem the daughter of the 
late George and Minnie (Popa) Cerbu.  Louise 
was a secretary for the Electric Furnace 
Company and sold Avon Products for 25 years.  
She was a member of St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church in Alliance, enjoyed going to 
church, attending church functions and was a 
1955 graduate of Salem High School.

 

Her husband, Paul Lee Parks whom she married 
November 9, 1969 preceded her in death on May 
7, 1990.

 

Survivors include a son, Timothy Parks of 
Salem.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, 
September 24, 2019 at St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church in Alliance with Father John 
Nemes officiating.  Calling hours will be held 
Monday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home.  Saracusta Services will 
be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral 
home.  Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park 
in Beloit. 

 

Mina’s obituary may be viewed online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Saturday September 21, 2019

Ronald "Ron" E. Libb

JANUARY 27, 2019 ~ SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

SALEM – Ronald “Ron” E. Libb, age 92 died at 
11:44 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born January 
27, 1927 in Canfield, the son of the late 
Benjamin and Anna (Tomlinson) Libb.

Ron served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific 
Theater during World War II. He retired from 
Electric Furnace Co. in Salem where he worked 
as a welder-fitters. Ron coached E. League in 
Salem, was on the VFW Drill Team, drove 
stockcar on the NASCAR and Marc Circuits, 
showed ponies at Lisbon and Canfield fairs, 
drove the White House staff when Vice President 
Quayle visited Hanoverton. Ron also was in the 
United Schools Hall of Fame and given the Eagle 
award. He gave many hours to the ministrials, 
school fairs, square dances, ran football 
chains, put up the flag at football games, and 
helped to build the press box at United High 
School. Ron also received a PHD award from 
Columbiana County JVS for being on the welding 
advisory board.  He was a member of the 
Ellsworth VFW Post 9571 and served as Grand 
Marshall in the 2019 Ellsworth Memorial Day 
Parade.

His wife of 63 years, Patricia (Rist) Libb 
preceded him in death October 26, 2018.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald F. (Jan) 
Libb of Prescot, AZ, Scott (Cheryl) Libb of 
Alliance; a daughter, Dianna (Thomas) 
Richardson of Columbiana; ten grandchildren; 
seven great-grandchildren;and one brother, Rev. 
Russell Libb.

A daughter, Barbara J. Libb; a brother Edward 
Libb and five sisters, Sara Schimley, Dorothy 
Fink, Margaret Bortmas, Betty Libb, and Patty 
Pratt also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at Tuesday 
September 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial with Rev. Russell Libb  officiating. 
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5:00-
7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ron’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday September 19, 2019

Margaret Ann Corll

November 15, 1929 - September 6, 2019

Obituary

Margaret Ann Corll, 89

Margaret “Maggie” Ann (Cunning) Corll, of 
Columbiana, passed away Friday morning, 
September 6, 2019 at Winsor House in Canfield 
following a lengthy illness. She was 89.

Born in Canfield, November 15, 1929, she was 
the daughter of the late Lloyd Cunning and 
Sylvia Schaeffer Cunning Bieber and Raymond 
Bieber. A lifetime resident of the area, Maggie 
was a member of the Canfield High School Class 
of 1947. She worked at Farmers Bank before 
becoming a full time house wife and mother. She 
was a member of the Canfield United Methodist 
Church, where she sang in the choir.

Maggie married Raymond E. Corll Jr. on March, 
21 1953 and together they worked on their 
family farm with their two sons, Jack and Jeff. 
She enjoyed gardening, putting puzzles 
together, was known for her table settings and 
sense of style. Maggie’s passion was cooking. 
There was never a time when there was not a 
baked good in her house and fresh ice tea, 
waiting for friends and family to enjoy on the 
porch swing.

She is survived by two sons, Jack (Sarah) Corll 
and Jeffrey (Pamela) Corll both of Columbiana, 
five grandchildren, Jack (Nicole) Corll, Nicole 
(Rich) Witmer, Benjamin (Stacy) Corll, Adam 
(Deanna) Corll, Emily (Jeffrey) Dale. She is 
also survived by 10 great grandchildren, Jack 
Tyler, Eva, Lily, Cyrus, Casen, Coral, Maggie 
Jean, Trenton, Emmaline and Paisley.

 Maggie is also survived by Verna Bowman, who 
she considered her sister and best friend, as 
well as step brother Howard (Sandy) Bieber and 
niece and nephew Debb Corll and Jim (Cindy) 
Corll.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded 
in death by her husband of 54 years, Raymond E. 
Corll Jr. on June 11, 2007.

Friends may visit Lane Funeral Home, Canfield 
Ohio on October 5, 2019 from 10-12 with funeral 
to follow with Rev. Vernon Shepard officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to All 
Caring Hospice 6715 Tippecanoe Rd Suite B-101, 
Canfield, Oh 44406.


Thursday September 19, 2019

Elaine E. (Bush) Cottrill

MARCH 6, 1934 ~ SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 (AGE 85)

Elaine E. Cottrill, age 85, of Alliance, passed 
away at 4:05 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 
2019 at Aultman Hospital.

  She was born March 6, 1934, in Clarksburg, 
West Virginia to Ray and Elsie (Doyle) Bush.

  Elaine was a 1968 graduate of Waterloo High 
School. She drove school bus for Atwater 
Schools in the late 1960’s and was a TOPS 
coordinator for many years.

  She attended The Chapel in Marlboro, served 
as chairman of elections in Portage County and 
coordinated the Variety Shows for the Atwater 
PTA. She also volunteered for the Diabetes 
Clinic, teaching others how to care for 
themselves and was a member of Order of Eastern 
Star for more than 60 years.

  Survivors include her husband, James Robert 
Cottrill whom she married August 28, 1950; 
daughter, Cathy Lowe of Alliance and Kenneth 
(Teri) Cottrill of Atwater; grandchildren, 
Robin (Joe Brock) Cottrill, Jimmy Cottrill, 
Kendra (Cory) Levis, Cory Cottrill, Niki Long, 
Kati Foster and Michelle Foster; many great-
grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and 
many nieces and nephews.

  She will be missed by many friends gained 
through TOPS who were like her family.

  In addition to her parents, Elaine was 
preceded in death by her son, Robert Lee 
Cottrill who died in 1980 and grandson, Robert 
Lee Cottrill II who died July 2019.

  Special thanks are given to Sandra Nicholson 
for her prayers.

  Services will be held at Noon Monday, 
September 23, 2019, at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Freddie 
Rodriguez officiating. Friends may call from 10 
a.m. to Noon prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Atwater Cemetery.

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


Thursday September 19, 2019


Obituary for Helen M. Kinser

Helen Marie (Hermann) Kinser, 91, of Alliance, 
went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, 
September 17, 2019 at 8:50 pm at McCrea Manor 
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Alliance.
Born on July 9, 1928 in Alliance to Martin and 
Johanna (Roth) Hermann, she lived in Alliance 
all of her life.

A 1946 graduate of Alliance High School, Helen 
was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran 
Church.
Helen retired from Robertson Heating Supply as 
a Secretary and was a member of the Alliance 
Saxon Club.
Helen enjoyed crocheting, gardening, bowling, 
traveling in RV and spending winters in Texas 
with her husband.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Marie 
Kinser of Alliance; her son, Ed Kinser of 
Alliance; her furry companion, Sierra; one 
granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three 
great-grandsons; and several nieces and 
nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Ralph 
F. Kinser, whom she married on October 17, 1947 
and who died on March 23, 2002; her parents; 
three brothers, Edward, Robert and Karl 
Hermann; and a sister, Kathryn Swickard.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 
September 23, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 
Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 
September 24, 2019 at 11:00 am at Sharer-
Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, with Rev. 
Timothy Muse, of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, officiating. Burial will immediately 
follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
charity of the donor’s choice.
You are invited to view Helen's tribute wall, 
offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Wednesday September 18, 2019

Trudy L. (Scharein) Lewis

AUGUST 2, 1940 ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 (AGE 79)

  Trudy L. (Scharein) Lewis, age 79, of 
Alliance, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, 
September 17, 2019, at Aultman Hospital in 
Canton.

  She was born August 2, 1940 in Youngstown, 
Ohio, to Otto and Gertrude (Fingado) Scharein.

  Trudy was a graduate of Wilson High School in 
Youngstown and also attended Youngstown State 
University.

  A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Canton, she was a former member of Abiding 
Savior Lutheran Church in Alliance.

  Trudy enjoyed spending time with her family 
and especially with her grandchildren, 
attending their musical concerts, dance 
recitals and sporting events.

  Survivors include her three daughters, 
Gretchen (Larry) Cox, Rebecca Lewis and 
Katharine (Scott) Eversdyke, all of Alliance; 
six grandchildren, Bethany and Alexandra Cox, 
and Matthew, Anna, Kara and Natalie Eversdyke; 
sister, Nancy Ewing of Talmadge and several 
nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, the Rev. Dean F. Lewis whom she 
married September 21, 1963 and who died October 
24, 2018; sister, Katharine Morgan; and a 
brother, Richard Scharein.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, 
September 20, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church 2551 55th St. NE Canton, OH 44721 with 
Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Friends may 
call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 19th at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home and one 
hour prior to the service at the church on 
Friday. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial 
Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Abiding 
Savior Lutheran Church 1845 S. Sawburg Ave. 
Alliance, Oh 44601 or to Holy Trinity Lutheran 
Church in Canton.

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


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Paul E. McDole

MARCH 30, 1934 ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 (AGE 85)

  Paul E. McDole, age 85, of Alliance, passed 
away at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 
2019, at Aultman Hospital.

  He was born March 30, 1934, in East 
Liverpool, Ohio to Orville H. and Marie M. 
(Scott) McDole.

  Paul was a 1954 graduate of East Liverpool 
High School and was previously employed as the 
Assistant Circulation Manager for the Alliance 
Review.

  He was a veteran of the United States Army 
and a member of the American Legion.

  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie L. (Fiber) 
McDole, whom he married November 29, 1968; 
sister, Joanne (Frank) Rhodes of Kennesaw, 
Georgia; and many nieces, nephews, great-
nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces.

  Paul was preceded in death by his parents and 
brother, Orval E. McDole.

  Services will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, 
September 20, 2019, at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4 
to 6 p.m., prior to the service.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Heart Association 1575 Corporate Woods 
Parkway Suite 150 Uniontown, OH 44685.

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


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Dorothy Pearl (Fortner) Madry

SEPTEMBER 16, 1939 ~ SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (AGE 
79)

  Dorothy, beloved and treasured gift from God.

  She shed her earthly body and gained her 
heavenly body on Thursday, September 12, 2019. 
Dorothy Pearl Fortner Madry was born to Marshal 
and Fannie Mae Fortner on September 16, 1939 in 
Toxey, Alabama.

  She married Luther Earl Madry Sr. May 26, 
1978. Dorothy was deeply committed to her 
family, faith and church family.

  She was accomplished and held a master’s 
degree from Denver University and was a 
licensed social worker. She served on several 
church committees and was a licensed 
missionary. She was a faithful member of Grace 
Tabernacle COGIC of Courtland, Alabama.

  Mrs. Missionary Dorothy Madry “Dot” leaves 
enduring love and a living legacy. She gave 
birth to (8) children, Nathaniel Crump Jr 
(deceased), Duncan Crump of  Wasilla, Alaska, 
Lisa Jackson (Mark, deceased) of Burlington, 
North Carolina, Edward Crump (Teresa deceased) 
of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lola Crump-
Harris (Barry) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Naola 
Brown (Charles) of Madison, Alabama, Vontreal 
Crump of Birmingham, Alabama and Dorothea 
Mitchell (Jimmy) of Hutton, Texas.     

  Dorothy is preceded in death by her son, 
Nathaniel Crump Jr; parents; and brothers, 
Benny Kirksey, Marshall Fortner Jr., Monque 
Fautner, Jeff Fautner, and George Fautner. Also 
proceeded by: sisters, Ann Lee Snell, Cathelma 
Fortner, Nancy Ford and Alice Snow.

  She is survived by her husband, (7) children, 
(21) grandchildren and (17) great-
grandchildren; sisters, Ola Riddle, Lola Vee 
Kelly and Naola Fearrington; and brother, 
Roosevelt Fortner.

  Dorothy, was a humble servant of God, mother, 
wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and 
friend. “Dot” is greatly loved and will be 
missed by all, especially her family and 
friends.

  Services will be held at Noon Saturday, 
September 21, 2019, at Temple of Faith Church 
of God in Christ 1221 E. Patterson St. in 
Alliance with Bishop Dr. Nick H. Myers Jr.  
officiating. Interment will be at Alliance City 
Cemetery.

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


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Jeffrey “Jeff” L. Kester

January 22, 1957 - September 14, 2019

Obituary

Jeffrey “Jeff” Lee Kester, 62, of Youngstown, 
passed away September 14, 2019, at his home, 
surrounded by family.

Born January 22, 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio, he 
was the son of James Kester and Carol (Bell) 
Eckman.

Jeff was a 1975 graduate of East High School 
and lifelong area resident. He worked at C.C.C. 
Group as a foreman and worked on draglines all 
over the world.

Jeff loved NASCAR and the L.A. Rams. When he 
was home and not working, Jeff and his brother 
Kenny would spend Sundays watching Nascar 
together. Jeff’s greatest love was his 
grandchildren, who fondly knew him as Papa. He 
loved spending time with them, taking them on 
vacations, and creating special memories with 
each of them.

Jeff is preceded in death by his step son 
Albert "Spanky" Davis and his step father Ralph 
"Sonny" Eckman.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Casey), 
whom he married December 14, 2002; his mother 
Carol Eckman; his step children, Mandy Davis, 
Eric (Andrea) Davis, and Jeremy (Tabitha) 
Davis; his biological children Jeffrey and 
Brian Kester; his sisters Myrna (Alan) Peachock 
and Cheryl Mshar; his brothers Kenny (Nancy) 
and Robert Kester; his best friend Jamie Kelly; 
and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. A 
funeral service will be held immediately 
following at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Bonnie L. (Freeman) Anderson

MAY 15, 1946 ~ SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 (AGE 73)

  Bonnie L. Anderson, age 73, of Alliance, 
passed away at 3:45 p.m., Monday, September 16, 
2019 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  She was born May 15, 1946,  in Salem, Ohio, 
to Ralph and Ann (Spigelski) Freeman.

  Bonnie was a 1964 graduate of West Branch 
High School and prior owner of Anderson’s 
Circle Grocery and Drive Thru in Deerfield.

  She was a member of the Buckeye Toll 
Association. Bonnie enjoyed riding her Spyder 
motorcycle with her husband, and swimming in 
her family pool. She also enjoyed painting, 
playing Texas Hold’Em, traveling and spending 
time with her  family. Bonnie enjoyed spending 
her winters in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  Survivors include her husband, Dennis L. 
Anderson, whom she married December 24, 1966; 
two children, Chad (Barb) Anderson and Jamie 
Anderson; three grandchildren, Christian 
Ecrement, Mikayla Milburn and Connor Ecrement; 
siblings, Carol McIlvain, Joyce Pettigrew, 
Joann (Ron) Cochran and Gary Freeman; and 
numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded 
in death by her siblings, Ralph Freeman, Bonnie 
“Kay” Wilson and Larry Freeman.

  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call 
from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., prior to the service. 
Interment will be at Sebring Grandview 
Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Alliance Hospice 2471 W. State 
St., Suite E Alliance, OH 44601 or to the 
American Cancer Society 525 N. Broad St. 
Canfield, OH 44406.

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


Tuesday September 17, 2019

Lowell Schloneger

FEBRUARY 16, 1942 ~ SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 (AGE 77)

Columbiana – Lowell Schloneger, 77, of 
Columbiana, passed away, Monday, September 16, 
2019 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born, February 16, 1942 in Leetonia, a 
son of the late Chauncey and Gladys Clark 
Schloneger.

Lowell was a member of the East Fairfield 
United Methodist Church and owned and operated 
the Country Corner for years. He was a member 
of the East Palestine Lodge #417 F&AM, the 
A.A.S.R. Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the 
Salem Commandery No. 42 Knights Templar and the 
Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion. 
Lowell served as the mayor of Columbiana and 
also served on the Crestview School Board and 
the Harmony Village Board. He found great pride 
in his work over the years and enjoyed golfing, 
though his greatest joy came from spending time 
with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, the former Linda 
Sharol, whom he married, December 3, 1960; a 
daughter, Kim (Roger) Witmer of Salem; a son, 
Jay Schloneger of Largo, FL; two sisters, Carol 
Blosser of Columbiana and Ruth Ann (Raymond) 
Horst of Columbiana; a sister and brother in 
law, Brenda (Mike) Korchnak of Columbian and 
three grandchildren, Marisa Miner, Jenna Witmer 
and Kade Witmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a 
stepfather, Stelvin Blosser.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Reverend Deborah Quillen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the 
funeral home and one hour prior to the service 
on Friday.

A Masonic Service take place at 8:00 p.m. on 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the funeral 
home, accorded by the East Palestine Lodge #417 
F&AM.

Burial will be in Midway Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor 
of Lowell can be made to, Cleveland Hope Lodge, 
11432 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106.

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


Monday September 16, 2019

Clara Belle (Marshall) Baker

APRIL 14, 1929 ~ SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 (AGE 90)

Columbiana - Clara Belle Marshall Baker, age 
90, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, September 
15, 2019, at Aultman Compassionate Care Center 
in Canton.

She was born on May 14, 1929 in Salem, a 
daughter of the late Harry O. and Mary Ann Hall 
Marshall.

Clara was a member of First Christian Church of 
Columbiana and had enjoyed being a homemaker 
most of her life.  She enjoyed sewing and 
crossword puzzles.  As a younger woman, Clara 
enjoyed roller-skating at her family’s roller 
rink, Kelly Park.  She also enjoyed traveling 
and camping with her husband and children.

Clara’s husband, James W. Baker, Sr, whom she 
married on November 29, 1947, preceded her in 
death on December 3, 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (James) 
Kelley of Leetonia; two sons, Jim (Sharon) 
Baker, Jr. of Smithville, TN, and Danny (Darla 
Sue) Baker of Sebring; three granddaughters, 
Dana Baker, Kristen Baker, and Leslie (Brian) 
Bush; three grandsons, Brent, Justin, and AJ 
Baker, and two great-grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by a sister, Lois 
Garlough and two brothers, Raymond Marshall and 
Robert Marshall, Sr.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, 
September19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia with Rev. Sean 
Brubaker officiating.

The family will receive friends and relatives 
one hour prior to the service on Thursday, at 
the funeral home.

Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

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


Monday September 16, 2019

Douglas R. Pierce

August 12, 1959 - September 15, 2019

Obituary

Bristolville- Douglas R. Pierce, age 60, passed 
away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the 
Cleveland VA Louis Stokes Hospital.

He was born August 12, 1959 in Warren to the 
late Raymond W. Pierce and Ruth L. Strope.

Douglas was a lifelong area resident; he was a 
graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and 
Kent State University. Douglas was a proud 
Veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

In his younger years he enjoyed driving truck. 
He loved music and painting and was an avid 
Nascar fan.

Besides his parents, Douglas was preceded in 
death by his brother Dennis.

Douglas is survived by his step-father Kenneth 
Strope, Sr., his siblings David Pierce, Jim 
(Connie) Pierce, Kenneth (Tiffany) Strope, Jr., 
step-brother Mark Strope, step-sister Linda 
(Richard) Gillon, and several nieces and 
nephews.

Friends may call 5-7PM, Wednesday, September 
18th at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland, friends 
may also call one hour prior to services (9AM-
10AM). 

Funeral services will be 10AM Thursday at the 
funeral home. Interment Sager Memorial 
Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to Bristolville Church of the Brethren, 
6410 Thompson Clark Road Bristolville, Ohio 
44402


Monday September 16, 2019

Barbara Jean Bozich

September 27, 1929 - August 30, 2019

BARBARA'S OBITUARY

Barbara Jean (Lane) Bozich completed her 
earthly journey on August 30.  She was born in 
Salem, September 27, 1929, to Bea Ruth (Glass) 
Lane and William J. Lane, and she lived here 
until 2017 when she moved to Copeland Oaks in 
Sebring.  Barbara was a 1947 graduate of Salem 
High School.  She worked as a senior clerk for 
Metropolitan Insurance early in her career and 
served First Presbyterian Church as Pastor's 
Secretary and Office Manager for 18 years.  In 
1950, she married Edward Bozich, and they 
celebrated 50 years of marriage before his 
death in 2001.

     Barbara was a person of deep faith and an 
active member of First Presbyterian Church 
throughout her life, where she was ordained as 
a Deacon.  She was a lifelong student, a 
voracious reader, always seeking the truth , 
passionate about growing up in the faith . 
 Barbara's vocation was motherhood, and she 
devoted herself to her family which included a 
son, Bruce Edward, who died in infancy.

     Mourning her loss and thanking God for her 
life are daughters Lynn (Tim) Shetzer and Jayne 
(Rick) Koeth; grandchildren Leigh Anne (Thiago) 
de Cunha, Lane (Nathan) Baldwin, Cheryl (Devin) 
Davis and Barry (Daralyn) Shetzer; and great-
grandsons Nolan, Cameron and Graham.

     A celebration of gratitude to God for her 
life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 
First Presbyterian Church.  Friends may greet 
the family at 12 noon.  The service will begin 
at 12:30 pm. The burial will be in Hope 
Cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be made to First 
Presbyterian Church.

 

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


Monday September 16, 2019

Francis "Al" Sheridan

January 12, 1946 - September 13, 2019

FRANCIS "AL"'S OBITUARY

Francis “Al” Sheridan 73, of Salem, died at 
3:31 PM Friday, September 13, 2019, at St. 
Elizabeth/Mercy Medical Boardman Campus.

 

He was born on January 12, 1946, in Portland, 
Ore., the son of the late William C. and Jean 
(Tindall) Sheridan.

 

He was a retired contractor and a member of the 
Salem First Baptist Church. Al enjoyed being in 
the outdoors fishing, boating, riding his 
motorcycle, building and spending time with 
family.

 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Tamara 
Sheridan, his children Abigail “Abby” Sheridan 
and Daniel Sheridan all of Salem and two 
grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 
death by his siblings Billy Kauffman, Edward 
Hage, and Leann Sheridan.

 

A Celebration of Life Services will be held on 
Wednesday, 11 AM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem. The Pastor Claye Folger of the 
church will be officiating with burial 
following in Franklin Square Cemetery.

 

A time of visitation will be held one hour 
prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

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


Sunday September 15, 2019

Doris Eloise Johnson

September 15, 1921 - September 14, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel for Doris 
Eloise Johnson, 97 of Blossom Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center who died Saturday morning 
at Salem Regional Medical Center. 

Doris was born September 15, 1921 in Hopedale, 
Ohio, a daughter of the late Cameron H. and 
Velma Grace Owen Trimmer and came to this area 
in the 40’s. 

She was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church 
and the Women’s Missionary Circle of the 
church; the Greenford Grange, Mahoning County 
Farm Bureau and the Extension Club of Goshen. 

Her husband, Wayne M. Johnson, whom she married 
December 14, 1940, died March 3, 1995. She 
leaves three sons, Larry (Kitty) Johnson of 
Canfield, Harold Lee (Susan) Johnson of Beloit, 
Dale Allen Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 
five grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Doris was 
preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Trimmer 
and a granddaughter, Rebecca Johnson. 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. 
until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at 
the funeral home. 

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to Concord Presbyterian 
Church,10013 Salem-Warren Rd., Salem 44460 or 
to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State Street, 
Unit B, Salem 44460.


Sunday September 15, 2019

Richard James Sansenbaugher

East Palestine – Richard James Sansenbaugher, 
91, of East Palestine, died, Saturday, 
September 14, 2019 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born, May 27, 1928 in East Palestine, a 
son of the late, Elmer and Bessie Rupert 
Sansenbaugher.

Richard was a member of the First United 
Presbyterian Church of East Palestine and 
worked as a self-employed carpenter. Prior to 
working for himself he had worked with the 
Baker Uncles, Glenn and Oscar Rupert, Bryan 
Spaite and James McCarthey. He enjoyed 
gardening, McDonalds coffee club, card club and 
the city park.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie 
Harr, whom he married, July 26, 1950; a 
daughter, Nancy ( Randall) Landsberger of Enon 
Valley, PA; a son, Gary (Beckie) Sansenbaugher 
of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Michelle 
(Kevin Hall) Barth, Sarah (Phil) Darr and Evan 
(Shayne) Sansenbaugher; three great 
grandchildren, Julia, Jack and Jacob Barth and 
four step grandchildren, Alisha (Nicholas) 
Henry, Jamie Reesh, Aaron Reesh and William 
(Becky) Reesh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the First 
United Presbyterian Church of East Palestine, 
with Pastor Fritz Nelson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 
p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at the 
church.

Burial will take place in Glenview Cemetery, 
East Palestine.

Memorial donations in honor of Richard can be 
made to the First United Presbyterian Church of 
East Palestine.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

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


Saturday September 14, 2019

Floyd L. Ward

MAY 5, 1930 ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (AGE 89)

Columbiana – Floyd L. Ward, 89, of Columbiana, 
passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 
his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 5, 1930 in Lisbon, a son of the 
late Clifford and Thelma Lowe Ward.

Mr. Ward was a U.S Army veteran, stationed in 
Germany during the allied occupation of Germany 
after WWII and during the Korean War. Floyd 
worked 42 years as an upholsterer for Franklin 
Furniture and Cherry Hill. During the 50’s he 
also worked in his own repair shop in Salem, 
and farmed a small farm near Lisbon.

He enjoyed all sports, he played basketball in 
a Lisbon league, belonged to an archery club 
and was a member of several golf leagues. He 
enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping and 
boating with family and friends. Floyd had a 
strong work ethic and worked hard all his life 
to provide for his family.

“He loved his hearth and he loved his home and 
looked on life with quiet eyes.” -Shaw

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the 
former Shirley Douglas, whom he married July 
21, 1951; a daughter, Kathleen (Jim) Hill of 
Leetonia; a son, Floyd David Douglas Ward of 
Columbus; two grandchildren, John (Shannon) 
Hill and Matthew (Amanda) Hill; a great 
grandson Ethan T. Hill and a number of nieces 
and nephews

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, a 
sister, Bernice Moore and a brother, Glenn E. 
Ward.

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

Memorial donations in honor of Floyd can be 
made to Community Hospice, 2341 East State 
Street Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.

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


Saturday September 14, 2019

Patricia Ann (Close) Behner

JANUARY 31, 1936 ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (AGE 83)

SALEM – Patricia Ann Behner, age 83 died at 
10:20 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born January 
31, 1936 in Garfield, the daughter of the late 
Willard H. and Etta (Courtney) Close.

Patricia had worked as a personnel secretary at 
Salem Community Hospital for over 20 years. She 
was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist 
Church and a 1953 graduate of Goshen High 
School. Patricia was a former active member of 
Chatterettes Card Club.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, 
Bruce Behner Sr. whom she married August 28, 
1955; two sons, Bruce (Carol) Behner Jr. of Mt. 
Vernon and Dan L. Behner of Atlanta, GA; two 
sisters, Sandra Ondercin of Batavia and Cynthia 
Rarrick of Melbourne, FL; two grandchildren, 
Bruce Behner III of Salem and Chad L. Behner of 
Centerberg and two great grandchildren, Ethan 
Behner and Dominic Behner.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Bunker Hill 
United Methodist Church in Beloit with Pastor 
Carol McCartney officiating. Calling hours will 
be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Wednesday 
prior to the service. Burial will be at Bunker 
Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 
15096 W. Middletown Rd., Beloit, OH 44609.

Patricia’s obituary may be viewed online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Bunker Hill United Methodist Church
15096 W. Middletown Rd., Salem OH 44460


Friday September 13, 2019

Janine A. Douglas

April 29, 1953 - September 12, 2019

Obituary

Fowler – Janine A. Douglas, 66, passed away 
Thursday September 12, 2019 at Trumbull 
Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Janine was born on April 29, 1953 in 
Youngstown, OH, daughter of Michael and Mary 
(Miketa) Hawryluk.

She was a graduate of Chaney High School and 
was a legal secretary in Youngstown City Hall.

She will be deeply missed by her loving 
daughter Chrissy (Jamie) Walker; grandchildren, 
Eliza and James Walker III; sister, Emily 
Williams; and sister in law Arlene Hawryluk. 
She will also be missed by her nieces, Shari 
(Ed) Maskaluk and Lisa Hawryluk; nephew, Rob 
Janow; and great-nieces, Olivia (John) Krest, 
Julia (Jesse) Tilton, and Ashley Hawryluk.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her beloved husband, Billy Douglas; brother 
Steve Hawryluk, and her nephew Michael 
Hawryluk.

Per Janine's request, there will be no 
services, and arrangements for cremation were 
entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes – 
Madasz Chapel in Brookfield.

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


Friday September 13, 2019

Thomas William Hanes, Jr.

January 12, 1934 - September 12, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. Monday, 
September 16th at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel for Thomas William Hanes, Jr. 
of Youngstown who died Thursday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. 

Thomas was born January 12, 1934 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Thomas William Hanes, Sr. and 
Helen Kerr Hanes and was a lifelong area 
resident. 

He worked as a machine mechanic for General 
Electric for 40 years until they closed in 
1985. Thomas then worked for Roth Brothers for 
10 years before retiring. After his retirement, 
Thomas worked part-time at the Bedford Trails 
Golf Course, where he was known as the “Flower 
Girl”. He was an avid golfer and loved the 
unlimited golfing he had at Bedford Trails. 

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the 
Slovak-Catholic Sokol. His wife, the former 
Joan Irene Mathison, whom he married June 12, 
1955, died April 8, 2010. 

Thomas leaves a son, Robert Allen (Maria 
LaMorticella) Hanes of Youngstown; a daughter, 
Kathleen Ann (Tim) McMichael of Poland; nine 
grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

Thomas also leaves three brothers, Richard 
Hanes of Reno, Nevada, Howard Hanes of Poland 
and Jim Hanes of Sebring. 

Besides his parents and his wife, Thomas was 
preceded in death by a son, Thomas William 
Hanes, III; one granddaughter and one great-
grandson. 

Friends may call on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 
5:45 p.m followed by a service at 6:00 p.m


Friday September 13, 2019

Margaret L. Rieman

AUGUST 29, 1928 ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (AGE 91)

Margaret L. Rieman, age 91, of Louisville, 
Ohio, and the past two years lived in Warren, 
Ohio to be close to her daughter, passed away 
Friday, September 13, 2019. Margaret was born 
in Chesterhill, Ohio on August 29, 1928 to the 
late Harrison and Mary Hoon.

Margaret was a cafeteria worker at Louisville 
High School for eighteen years. She was a 
member of the Louisville Christian Church. 
Margaret enjoyed gardening, cooking and 
spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband Duane in 2001 and a sister, Jane 
Van Fossen. She is survived by a daughter, 
Carol (Tina) Rieman; a son, Fred (Ruth) Rieman; 
two grandsons, Eric and Tyler Rieman.

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at the 
Stier – Israel Funeral Home of Louisville with 
Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Calling hours 
will be from 5-7pm Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville. 
Should friends desire, memorial contributions 
may be sent to Louisville Christian Church, 
1800 S. Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio 44641. 


Friday September 13, 2019

Doran Allen Garey

OCTOBER 13, 1930 ~ SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (AGE 88)

  Doran Allen Garey, age 88, of Sebring, passed 
away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Alliance 
Community Hospital.

  He was born October 13, 1930 in Zanesville, 
Ohio to Edgar Darlington and Florence (Selby) 
Garey.

  Doran graduated from Byesville High School, 
Muskingum College, and Drew Theological 
Seminary in Madison, New Jersey in 1957.

 While in seminary, he served for an extra year 
to take seminar at Greystone Mental Memorial 
Hospital in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

  He was a certified counselor at Case Western 
Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and 
Director of the Cleveland Pastoral Counseling 
Service of the United Methodist Church.

   Doran also served on the Red Cross Board in 
Cambridge, the Boy Scout Counsel in Alliance 
and Habitat for Humanity in Bucyrus.

  Survivors include his wife, Jeannette (Wiley) 
Garey who he married July 25, 1952; daughter, 
Frederica Elizabeth “Beth” (William) Barone; 
son, Jay A. (Tammie) Garey; sisters-in-law, 
Fritz Wolfe and Anne Mahaffey; and many nieces 
and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, 
September 16, 2019 at Union Avenue United 
Methodist Church with Rev. Coralee Cox 
officiating. Visitation will be held one hour 
prior to the service.

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

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Thursday September 12, 2019

Harry A. Bobco, Jr.

October 31, 1922 - September 10, 2019

Obituary

Champion – On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 
Harry A. Bobco, Jr., loving husband, father, 
and grandfather passed away at the age of 96 at 
Cortland Healthcare.

Harry was born October 31, 1922 in Warren to 
the late Harry and Susie (Seman) Bobco.

Harry was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter & 
Paul Byzantine Church in Warren. He loved 
dancing, polkas, and traveling with his wife 
Ann. Harry was well known for his ability to 
use found items to fabricate useful inventions 
to make the lives of his family and friends a 
little easier. He was a family man with a heart 
of gold that enjoyed carpentry projects with 
his grandchildren, hiking adventures, and loved 
spontaneous doughnut parties.

 He was active in his community and especially 
enjoyed helping to organize Niles Stop 37 ½ 
reunions.

Harry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, 
serving as an instructor during WWII. After the 
war ended, he was stationed just outside of 
Nagasaki, Japan to help with reconstruction.

 Having served 3 years, he was honorably 
discharged as a sergeant first-class.

When he returned to the states, he met his wife 
of 71 years, Ann, and started working for the 
former H.K. Porter, now Peerless Electric Co., 
as a chief quality control manager, retiring 
after 42 years.

Throughout his life, Harry was known for his 
sense of humor, kindness, honesty, generosity, 
and his forgiving and humble spirit.

He is deeply missed by his loving wife Ann 
(Wodogaza) Bobco whom he married November 20, 
1948; children, Harry A. Bobco III, John (Rita) 
Bobco and Stephen Bobco; five grandchildren and 
seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 
death by his daughter Barbara Ann Bobco and his 
son James A. Bobco.

Heartfelt thanks are expressed from the family 
to Hospice of the Valley for their wonderful 
care.

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


Thursday September 12, 2019

Gail J. Miller-Augustine

SEPTEMBER 28, 1942 ~ SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 (AGE 
76)

  Gail J. Miller-Augustine, age 76, of 
Alliance, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 
2019 at Bel-Air Care Center.

  She was born on September 28, 1942 in 
Alliance, Ohio to Delbert and Edna (Groves) 
Miller.

   A 1961 graduate of Marlington High School 
and of the former Alliance Beauty College, Gail 
worked as a cosmetologist for 27 years.

  She was a member of Salem United Methodist 
Church in Alliance and enjoyed spending time 
with her family.

  Gail is survived by her step-daughters, Linda 
(Walter) Snyder of Hanoverton, Donna (Dennis) 
Snyder of Salem, Diana (Olie, Jr.) Moyer of 
North Canton and Peggy (Tim Sarzier) Morrow of 
Raleigh, North Carolina; step-son, Charles 
Augustine of Salem; six step-grandchildren; 12 
step-great-grandchildren; two step-great great-
grandchildren; nieces, Shari Miller and Cathy 
Betz; and nephews, Gregory and Eric Miller.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, Dale C. Augustine, whom she married 
July 21, 1992 and who passed away January 19, 
2014; brother, Delbert Lowell Miller; step-son, 
David Augustine; one step- granddaughter; and 
one step-great-grandson.

  Per Gail’s wishes, no services will be held.  
Interment will be at Glenview Cemetery in East 
Palestine.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Bel-
Air Care Center, 2350 Cherry Ave. Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.

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


Wednesday September 11, 2019

Daniel R. Hartill

August 21, 1938 - September 11, 2019

Obituary

Howland – Daniel R. Hartill, 81, passed away 
Wednesday morning, September 11, 2019 at 
Cortland Healthcare surrounded by his family.

Daniel was born on August 21, 1938 in 
Youngstown, OH a son of the late Matthew and 
Doris (Ditzler) King.
He was a 1956 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. After school, he served his 
country in the United States Army until he was 
honorably discharged. He worked 35 years for 
Packard Electric, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of the Fowler Methodist Church. 
He bowled and golfed in several leagues and 
swam daily at the Mangerally wellness center 
until poor health. He also coached little 
league for seventeen years in Howland.

Daniel was a great husband of 53 years to the 
love of his life, Evelyn Lousie (Wezzie) 
Hartill, who he married on July 2, 1966; a 
loving father to his children, Kevin Hartill of 
Howland, Matthew (Nicole) Hartill of Niles, and 
Pam (Larry) Stafford of Hubbard; seven 
grandchildren, Corbin and Trevor Hartill of 
Leavittsburg, Brianne and Dean Stafford of 
Hubbard, Vincent and Zachary Henderson of 
Niles, and Allen Kriebel of Niles. He is also 
survived by his sisters Juanita DeCenso and 
Dora (Donald) Hoyle of Howland.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his sister Johanna Tura.
Family and friends may visit from 4-7:00PM on 
Sunday September 15, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren and from 10-11:00AM on Monday September 
16, 2019 with funeral services to follow at 
11:00AM.
Burial will take place at Howland Township 
Cemetery.

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


Tuesday September 10, 2019

Michael H. Bahler

JULY 24, 1942 ~ SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 (AGE 77)

  Michael H. Bahler, age 77, of Alliance, 
passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at 
Community Care.

  He was born on July 24, 1942 in Alliance, 
Ohio to Carl K. Bahler and Bette E. (Chain) 
Bahler.

   Michael worked and retired from T&W Forge.  
He had a passion for car restoration and 
enjoyed going to car shows.

  Survivors include his sons, Craig M. Bahler 
and Christopher A. Bahler, both of Alliance; 
daughter, Michele L. (Kate) Bahler of 
Cleveland; grandson Trever; sisters, Niska 
(Doug) Oesch, Tonda Brake and Carla Kaye (Bob) 
Lawrence: cousin Carol Zwick and several nieces 
and nephews.

  Preceding Michael in death were his parents; 
his wife Rosemary, whom he married December 5, 
1964 and died May 10, 2019 and his brother, Joe 
Bahler

  Per Michael’s wishes no services will be 
held.  Interment will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park Cemetery.

   The family wishes to thank Crossroads 
Hospice for their care and kindness.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 
Boettler Oaks Drive, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.

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


Monday September 09, 2019

Karl E. Fox

MAY 26, 1929 ~ SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 90)

SALEM – Karl E. Fox, age 90 died at 6:46 a.m. 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home 
following a short illness with leukemia. He was 
born May 26, 1929 in Salem, a son of the late 
Levi A. and Florence M. (Hacker) Fox.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during 
the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

Karl loved watching all kinds of sports, 
especially baseball and basketball. He talked 
often about playing basketball at the Memorial 
Building when he was young. Karl enjoyed going 
to the horse races with his dad. He could also 
play an excellent game of pool.

Survivors include a sister, Shirley Beaulieu of 
Ellington, CT; a brother, Gerald (Kathryn) Fox 
of Salem; 12 nieces and 10 nephews.

Besides his parents, a brother, Andrew James 
Fox; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fox and a 
brother-in-law, John Beaulieu also preceded him 
in death.

A private family burial was held at Grandview 
Cemetery.

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

Karl’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday September 09, 2019

Raymond T Scarnecchia

November 5, 1939 - September 8, 2019

Warren – Raymond T. Scarnecchia, 79, passed 
away after a long illness on Sunday September 
8, 2019.

Raymond was born in Warren, OH on November 5, 
1939, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Ann 
(Lyzwa) Scarnecchia.

He was a proud veteran of the United States 
Army and worked in the car business.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, 
Barbara Hall-Scarnecchia whom he married on 
April 16, 1960; children, Janet Scarnecchia, 
Raymond (Debbie) Scarnecchia, Lori (Ed) Lawn, 
and Paula (Jimmy) Nowery; 11 grandchildren; and 
8 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 
his son, Jeffrey A. Scarnecchia; and his 
brother Thomas R. Scarnecchia Jr.

Family and friends may visit from 10-12:00PM on 
Thursday September 12, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes – Roberts – Clark Chapel located 
at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in Warren, with funeral 
services to follow at 12:00PM.

Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in 
Bazetta Township.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Monday September 09, 2019

Anthony J. Boerio

July 15, 1963 - September 6, 2019

Obituary

YOUNGSTOWN-Anthony J. Boerio, 56, passed away 
Friday morning, September 6, 2019 at Hospice 
House. Tony was born July 15, 1963 in 
Youngstown, a son of Victor J. and Marion L. 
(Hoskins) Boerio, Jr. He was a Respiratory 
Therapist with Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 
retiring in 2012. Tony graduated from 
Austintown Fitch High School in 1981 and 
received his Bachelor’s Degree from Y.S.U. in 
1988. 

Tony was a member of Christ Community Church in 
Campbell, where he played the drums during 
Services and was a member of the Men’s Group of 
the Church. Tony enjoyed spending time with his 
family and friends and loved music. 

Tony is survived by his brothers, Michael J. 
(MaryKay) Boerio of Youngstown, Victor J. 
Boerio, lll of Austintown and Mark J. (Kaye) 
Boerio of Daytona Beach, FL; his sister, 
Victoria L. (Timothy) Clark of Austintown; his 
nieces and nephews, Victor J. (Christina) 
Boerio, lV, of Mercer, Joseph E. (Samantha) 
Boerio of North Jackson, Brian (Kathy) Clark, 
Daryl Clark, Stacey Clark, all of Austintown, 
Megan (Thomas) Vekasy of Boardman, Brittany 
Boerio and Vincent Boerio, both of Austintown 
and friends, Kimberly Hladun of Berlin Center, 
Tamra Scott of Austintown and Jennifer Storm of 
Warren. Tony was preceded in death by his 
parents.

 Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at 
Christ Community Church in Campbell followed by 
a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Tony’s name may be given to Christ Community 
Church 531 Neoka Dr. Campbell, OH 44405.


Monday September 09, 2019

Susan Recker

JUNE 7, 1950 ~ SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 69)

Columbiana – Susan Recker, 69, of Columbiana, 
died, September 5, 2019, at Windsor House at 
Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

She was born, June 7, 1950, in Pittsburgh, PA, 
a daughter of the late, Edward and Florence 
Amiano Mack.

Susan worked in financial services at Parker 
Hunter.

She is survived by her husband, John Morlan of 
Columbiana; a daughter, Valerie Recker of 
Lexington, KY; a brother, Daniel Mack of 
Pennsylvania; many brothers and sisters-in-law, 
nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her first 
husband, Robert Recker.

No services will be observed at this time.

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

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


Monday September 09, 2019

Richard D. Bretean

NOVEMBER 4, 1948 ~ SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 (AGE 70)

  Richard D. Bretean, age 70, of Alliance, 
passed away at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 
2019 at his home with his family by his side.

  He was born November 4, 1948 in Alliance, 
Ohio to August and Mary (Fogoroch) Bretean.

  A 1966 graduate of Alliance High School, Rick 
retired from Shearer’s Foods.

  Rick was a member of St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church.

  He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, and was a 
life member of the Alliance Elks BPOE #467, 
life member and Quartermaster of the VFW and 
member of the American Legion.

  He will be loved and missed by his family, 
including his wife, Jackie (Stahl) Bretean, who 
he married March 10, 1977; sons, Cary 
(Danielle) Murphy of Alliance, and Sean 
(Vinnet) Murphy, of Tampa, Florida; seven 
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Rick’s family would like to thank Alliance 
Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

  Services will be held at Noon Saturday, 
September 14, 2019 at St. Nicholas Romanian 
Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. John Nemes 
officiating.

  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

  An Elks Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday 
followed by a Saracusta Service at 6:30 p.m.

  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

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

 Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. 


Monday September 09, 2019

Betty J. (Stull) Bayless

APRIL 6, 1927 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 92)

  Betty J. (Stull) Bayless, age 92, of 
Alliance, went to walk with Jesus at 3:27 p.m. 
September 6, 2019 at Altercare of Alliance.

  She was born April 6, 1927 in Atwater, Oho to 
Virgil and Iola (Bean) Stull.

  Betty had worked at Murphy’s Mart and 
Alliance City Hospital.

  She was a lifetime and devoted member of the 
Atwater Nazarene Church. Betty loved all 
animals, especially dogs.

  She will be missed by her family, including 
children, Tony (Delores) Bayless, Vicki 
Bayless-Johnson, Phil (Linda) Bayless, Sonya 
Wasson, Ruby (Mark) Pahls, caretaker and 
friend, Beverly Star-Fox, eight grandchildren; 
nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert 
“Bob” Stull.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, 
husband, Wilbert Bayless, son, Danny Bayless, 
and sister, Wanda Shade.

  Services will be held at Noon Wednesday, 
September 11, 2019 at the Atwater Church of the 
Nazarene, 6720 Waterloo Rd., Atwater, Ohio 
44201.

  Friends may call two hours prior to the 
service at the church.

 Interment will be at Atwater Cemetery.

   Betty’s family would like to thank Altercare 
of Alliance and Absolute Hospice for their 
loving care.

 Memorial Contributions may be made to Absolute 
Hospice, or any animal charity.

 Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Sunday September 08, 2019

Thomas Walter Fidoe

JANUARY 31, 1931 ~ SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 (AGE 88)


SALEM – Thomas Walter Fidoe, age 88 died at 
11:55 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center.  He was born 
January 31, 1931 in Salem the son of the late 
Thomas E. and Lenora (Smith) Fidoe.  Tom 
retired in 1990 from the Chrysler Corporation 
where he was a manager for 11 years.  He 
previously owned the An-Doe Tool and Die.  Tom 
was a resident of the area except for 21 years 
he lived in Florida and Michigan.  He was a 
1949 graduate of Salem High School, attended 
the Salem Trades Class and later taught the 
Trades Class for eight years.  Tom was a member 
of Salem First Christian Church and the Lions 
Club.

His wife, Caresse G. (Cozza) Fidoe whom he 
married February 9, 1949 preceded him in death 
on February 12, 2012.

Survivors include a son, Gregory Fidoe of 
Canfield; a daughter, Wendy Taylor of Altoona, 
PA and Kathie Sabatino of Salem; 15 
grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one 
great great grandchild and a brother, Harry 
Fidoe of Hammond, LA.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded 
in death by two sisters, Stella Earth and 
Maxine Whitmen.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Stark 
Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Moore 
officiating.  Calling hours will be held 
Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral 
home.  Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

 


Saturday September 07, 2019

Raymond Wilbur Case

September 1, 1927 - September 5, 2019

Obituary

Heaven is a very fortunate place today, but 
this world has lost a wonderful man.

Raymond Wilbur Case’s story starts on September 
1, 1927, when he was born in Youngstown, the 
oldest child of Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) 
Johns Case. He grew up first in Struthers, then 
“way out in the country” on a small farm on 
South Avenue in Boardman.

The day after graduating from Boardman High 
School in 1946, Ray enlisted in the Army. He 
was eventually stationed in the Philippines as 
an MP (Military Police) – a role that amazes 
everyone who knew Ray and his sweet demeanor. A 
cop? Not Ray!

Shortly after returning home, Ray met the love 
of his life, Betty Jane Boyer, on a blind date. 
After a whirlwind romance, they married on 
January 27, 1951. They enjoyed 68 years of a
loving marriage, grounded in their Christian 
faith and continuing to the day he died. No 
couple was every closer. They did virtually 
everything together, side by side.

Ray was a family man to his core — no one one 
loved his offspring more. He was especially 
fond of small babies and loved holding them. 
And they loved his soothing touch, delivered by 
his big strong hands.

Employed as a roll turner (which, contrary to 
what his children believed, had nothing to do 
with bread or buns) at Youngstown Sheet and 
Tube for 35 years, Ray retired early, in 1982. 
He then spent his time and considerable talents 
on beautiful woodworking projects — including a 
violin created from scratch — and with church 
activities. Until declining health made it 
impossible, he was an active member of Evangel 
Baptist Church in Boardman, including serving 
as a deacon, singing in the choir, delivering 
Meals on Wheels, participating in Speeders — 
the church’s seniors group — teaching 
woodworking skills to men in nursing homes, and 
volunteering with the church’s food bank. Until 
essentially losing his eyesight a few years 
ago, he read the Bible from cover to cover 
every year for 40 years.

In his actions, Ray never, ever departed from 
his beliefs. He was a man who lived his faith, 
every day and in every way. His quiet strength, 
gentle ways, generosity, humility, honesty and 
integrity were well known among his family and 
friends. His love and loyalty were absolutely 
unconditional.

To cherish his memory, Ray leaves behind his 
wife Betty; children Cheryl Case (Tom Franko) 
and their son Brian Case-Franko; Barbara Franko 
(Mike) and their daughters Jenny Genova (Rick) 
and Lisa Franko; Janet Allen (husband Jeff 
deceased) and her children Chad McCrone 
(Cristin) and Jill Hoffman (George); Jim Case 
(Susan) and their two sons Pat Case and Shawn 
Case (Heather); and Laura Detwiler and her 
daughter Weslie Broderick (Michael). In 
addition, he leaves two great grandchildren, 
Caitlyn Adams and Jessen Hoffman, who called 
him, of all things, Gerger. He is also survived 
by his brother, Marvin (“Bud”) Case and 
numerous nieces and nephews. His brother LeRoy 
preceded him in death.

On Tuesday, September 10, the family will 
receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m., with 
the funeral following at noon, at Evangel 
Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., 
Youngstown, 44512. Memorial contributions may 
be made in Ray’s name to the church. Online 
condolences may be made at lane funeral 
homes.com.

Ray’s family is so sorry that he is gone, but 
so very happy that he was here.


Saturday September 07, 2019

Mary E. Himes

August 18, 1936 - September 5, 2019


Obituary

Mary E. Himes, 83, of North Jackson, passed 
away Thursday at Austintown Health Care Center.

Born August 18, 1936 in Belington, West 
Virginia, Mary was the daughter of the late 
Hildreth and Mildred (Harris) McCauley.

Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, 
sewing, the occasional gambling and putting 
together the perfect dessert for any special 
event or holiday for the family. She was an 
avid fan of NASCAR as well as the Cleveland 
Indians. She was a member of First Federated 
Church in North Jackson.

Mary is survived by her sons; Robert ((Vicki) 
Himes and James (Lisa), her grandchildren; 
Jimmy (Jamie) Himes, Jason (Liz) Himes, 
Jennifer (Alex) Douglas, John Cummings and 
Nicole Cummings, and her ten great 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by her husband Robert Himes whom she married 
February 27, 1957 and died January 12, 1996, 
her brothers Charlie, Tom and Harold McCauley 
and her sister Shelva Roth.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
on Tuesday, September 10th from 10:00 AM- 12:00 
PM at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A 
funeral service will immediately follow at noon 
at the funeral home.


Friday September 06, 2019

Anne M. Gyurek

May 23, 1929 - September 5, 2019


Obituary

WARREN- Anne M. Gyurek, age 90, passed away 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Cleveland 
Clinic Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.

Anne was born May 23, 1929 in Warren to the 
late Mike and Mary (Copa) Molnar. She grew up 
in Warren and graduated from Warren G. Harding 
High School. She participated in sports in high 
school.

Anne was a member of St. John’s Orthodox Church 
in Warren, where she was very active and 
president of the Sisterhood for many years. 
Anne loved bird watching, gardening, crafts, 
dancing, cooking, and spending time with her 
family.

She worked at General Electric for five years, 
and Packard Electric for 21 years.

She is survived by her three children, William 
Alan of Warren, Deborah (Todd) of Columbus, and 
Rebecca (William Moss, IV) of Columbus; six 
grandchildren, Billy, Chris, Elizabeth, 
Matthew, Nathaniel, and Jonathon; several 
nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents, Anne is preceded in death 
by her husband William L. Gyurek, whom she 
married May 2, 1953 in Warren; her brothers, 
Michael, John, Charlie, Andy, and George 
Molnar, and her sister Mary Ferko.

Friends may call 4-6PM Sunday at St. John the 
Baptist Orthodox Church, 2220 Reeves Rd. in 
Warren and one hour prior to the 11AM service 
on Monday, Fr. Jonathan Cholcher officiant. 
Interment will be next to her husband at 
Pineview Cemetery.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONTIONS MAY BE MADE TO ST. 
JOHNS OROTHODOX CHURCH.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Anne’s family.


Friday September 06, 2019

Lisa Ann Marinkovich

September 27, 1963 - September 4, 2019

Obituary

Warren- Lisa A. Marinkovich, age 55, passed 
away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her 
residence.

Lisa was born September 27, 1963 in Warren, 
Ohio. She was a 1981 graduate of Labrae High 
School. She worked for Vista Windows for over 
14 years.

Lisa enjoyed shopping and scary movies. She was 
very talented at sewing, cross stitch projects, 
and crocheting. Her family was very important 
to her.

Lisa is survived by her parents Pete and Linda 
Marinkovich, her children, Joey (Tanya) Ford, 
Michael McCauley, Brittany McCauley, and Amber 
Arnold; four grandchildren, Alayna Ford, Autumn 
Groth, Isla Groth, and Stella Ford; two 
sisters, Cindy (John) Miller and Sherri 
(Robert) Larkins, and a brother Donnie 
Marinkovich (Sherry Huffman).

Friends may call 5-7PM Sunday at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield 
Dr. NE in Warren.

 Funeral Service will be 10AM Monday at the 
funeral home with Rev. David Luther officiant. 
Interment in Champion Township Cemetery.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Lisa's family.


Friday September 06, 2019

Elywena B. Ludwig

MARCH 31, 1922 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 97)

East Palestine- Elywena B. Ludwig, 97, passed 
away early Friday morning, September 6, 2019 at 
Christian House Assisted Living in East 
Palestine.

Mrs. Ludwig was born March 31, 1922 in Chester, 
WV, a daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude 
Tams Russell and had lived in this area all of 
her life.

Elywena had been a finisher at the Homer 
Laughlin China.

Her husband Charles Ludwig, whom she married 
October 23, 1942, died November 10, 2004.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Rupert 
of Mineral, VA; her son, William (Heather) 
Ludwig of East Palestine; her daughter-in-law, 
Linda Ludwig; nine grandchildren, Mark (Olga) 
Ludwig, Brian (Annie) Ludwig, Jessica Ludwig, 
Brad (Erin) Ludwig, Emma Ludwig, Tara Blum,  
Kevin Ludwig, Tim (Vicky) Rupert, Mike (Amy) 
Rupert; and several great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death 
by her son, Gary Ludwig and a brother, Wayne 
Russell.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral, East Palestine.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm 
Monday, September 9, with Mr. Robert Helbeck 
officiating. Burial will follow in Glenview 
Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Elywena may be made to 
Community Hospice 4098 9th St. SW Canton, OH 
44707.

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

Friday September 06, 2019

Earl D. Haines Jr.

MAY 20, 1930 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 89)

Earl D. Haines Jr., age 89, of Marlboro, passed 
away Friday, September 6, 2019 at his home. 
Arrangements are pending at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.



Friday September 06, 2019

Donald B. Wilson

APRIL 15, 1933 ~ SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 (AGE 86)


Donald B. Wilson, age 86, of Alliance, passed 
away Friday, September 6, 2019 at McCrea Manor 
Assisted Living Facility. Arrangements are 
pending at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home.


Friday September 06, 2019

John C. "Johnny" Berardi

August 16, 1952 - September 4, 2019

Obituary

John C. “Johnny” Berardi, 67, passed away 
Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded 
by his family.

Born August 16, 1952 in Salem, Johnny was the 
son of the late John and Esta (Burd) Berardi 
Jr.

Johnny worked for Berardi’s Truck Service, the 
family business, for over 40 years. For the 
last three years he worked at Niles Iron and 
Metal as a Crane Mechanic. Johnny not only 
loved his job, he spent a lot of time admiring 
the machinery at Cracker Plant in Pennsylvania.

Johnny worked hard and played hard and lived by 
the motto, “places to go, people to see, and 
things to do.” He was full of life and passion, 
with a fondness for boating, camping and 
fishing, especially his favorite hide away, T 
Lake in Canada.

Johnny is survived by his children; John 
(Peggy) Berardi, Tony (Pam) Berardi, Bryon 
(Ashley) Berardi, T.J. Beabout, and Brandy 
Berardi, his grandchildren; Kyle, Alyssa, 
Emerson, Riley, Amyia, Gavin, Arabella, Daniel, 
and Adelynn, his sisters; Rebecca Cooke, Kathy 
Landis, and Glory (Frank) Zamarelli, his 
brother; Angelo Berardi, and several nieces and 
nephews.

Family and friends may call Sunday from 3:00-
5:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 
8387 Tod Ave, in Boardman. A Memorial Service 
will follow at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.


Friday September 06, 2019

Doxie J. Damico

September 12, 1959 - September 5, 2019

Obituary

Doxie J. Damico, 59 of Austintown died early 
Thursday morning at Briarfield at Ashley 
Circle. Doxie was born September 12, 1959 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of Edmond D. and Delores 
“Dolly” (Garskie) Damico and was a lifelong 
area resident. She graduated in 1977 from 
Austintown Fitch High School where she played 
clarinet in the band. She earned a Bachelor’s 
Degree from Youngstown State University. 

Doxie had been a substitute teacher for several 
local schools and had also done the bulk 
mailing for Continental Communications/Ira 
Thomas for 10 years. Doxie had also given 
private clarinet lessons. 

She was an avid New York Yankees fan, and 
enjoyed bowling and photography. She was 
friends with several pro-bowlers and loved 
collecting different bowling memorabilia and 
was an avid baker.

 Doxie had entered her baked goods at the 
Canfield Fair since she was eight years old She 
also entered her counted cross-stitch and 
photography and had won numerous ribbons 

Besides her mother of Austintown, Doxie leaves 
her brother Edmond E. (Jeanette) Damico of 
Austintown; two aunts, Masako Garskie of 
Garfield Heights, Catherine D’Amico of Indiana, 
PA. 

She was preceded in death by her father, 
grandparents, Olga and Albert Stanton and 
Dongert and Mary Ann D’Amico three uncles, John 
and James Garskie, Albert D’Amico and her aunt 
and namesake, Doxie King.

 Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. 
until 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 
at 11:00 a.m. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests material tributes 
take the form of contributions to Angel's for 
Animals or the donor's favorite charity.


Friday September 06, 2019

Janice Lynn Bricker

December 10, 1952 - August 31, 2019

Obituary

JANICE LYNNE BRICKER
Age 66

Lake Milton- Janice Lynne Bricker passed away 
peacefully Saturday August 31, 2019 at the 
Windsor House at Canfield under the comforting 
care of Hospice. Janice was born December 10. 
1952 in Ravenna the daughter of Edward and 
Zelda Marie (Bryant) Bricker. 

She was employed at the Mahoning County Adult 
Services Company. Janice was a fan of both the 
Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns and 
Notre Dame Football. 

She enjoyed reading sports magazines, singing, 
music and watching television. Most of all 
Janice loved spending time with family and 
friends. 

She will be remembered for her beautiful heart 
and soul. She is survived by her brothers, 
Marshall (Barbara) Bricker of Sarasota, FL., 
William Bricker of North Port, FL. and several 
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death 
by her parents, brothers Robert and Randall and 
sister Karen McIe. 

The family would like to give special thanks to 
Ellen Kreidler and Judy Hammond for their 
friendship and endless support given to Janice. 

There are no services at this time for Janice. 
She will be buried at Highland Memorial Park in 
Sebring with her family.


Wednesday September 04, 2019

Jennie (Pietrzak "Pittsrock") Wilson

MARCH 21, 1939 ~ AUGUST 30, 2019 (AGE 80)

YOUNGSTOWN – Jennie (Pietrzak) “Pittsrock” 
Wilson, age 80, went home to be with the Lord 
on Friday, August 30, 2019.   She was born 
March 21, 1939 in Bellaire, the daughter of the 
late Andy and Alta Pietrzak. 

Jennie was a 1957 graduate of Salem High 
School. She married the love of her life, Paul 
Emery Wilson on June 7, 1958.  They were 
married over 58 years until Paul passed away on 
January 1, 2017. They fostered children for 
several years before adopting four of their 
own. She loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, and 
imparted that love to her children.  She was 
affectionately known as Nanny; the director of 
the nursery at Church at Charlotte, Charlotte, 
NC, for 30 years and invested in the lives of 
hundreds of children and parents over the years 
at her in-home daycare.  She was an excellent 
cook and expert baker; making and decorating 
cakes for weddings and birthdays. Everyone 
wanted a “Nanny cake”. Jennie touched so many 
lives and served so many people selflessly over 
her lifetime. She was an example of 
steadfastness, unconditional love, 
perseverance, patience and hard work.

She is survived by her brother, Mark Pietrzak 
of Salem; her children, Robert Wilson of 
Charlotte, NC; (Chip) and Kimberly Wilson Maye 
of Knoxville, TN; Michael Wilson of Southern 
California; and Tracy Wilson of Charlotte, NC; 
seven grandchildren and two great-
granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 
husband, sister, and one grandson.

Her life will be celebrated at a graveside 
service at Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Saturday, 
September 7, 2019 at 1:00 in Knoxville, TN. 

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

Jennie’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Rhea Jane (Ellet) Huffman

JUNE 6, 1923 ~ SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 (AGE 96)


  Rhea Jane Ellett Huffman, age 96, of 
Alliance, passed away Sunday, September 1, 
2019, surrounded by her daughters at Alliance 
Community Care Center.

  She was born, June 6, 1923, in Alliance, Ohio 
to Glenn W. and Lottie G. (Hoppes) Ellett.

  Rhea was a 1941 graduate of Alliance High 
School. She was employed as the first female to 
work for Superior Dairy and also worked at the 
Alliance Auto Club and McCaskey Register. She 
retired from Deioma Trucking Company in 1985 
after 17 years of service. Previously she 
volunteered with the Red Cross and Alliance 
City Hospital.

  She was an 83 year member of the First 
Christian Church in Alliance: it’s Disciples of 
Christ, Crusader’s Sunday school class and 
church volunteer, and member of the American 
Legion Auxiliary No. 166 and Swinging Sixty’s 
Bowling League.

  Rhea was an avid walker, enjoyed exercising 
at the church and loved reading and especially 
spending time with her family and church 
family.

  Survivors include daughters, Pamela S. 
Kotzbacher and Patricia L. Johnson; four 
grandchildren, Robert Kotzbacher, Michael 
(Nikki) Kotzbacher, Danielle Johnson, and 
Dustin (Jessica) Johnson; and four great-
grandchildren, Mara Kotzbacher, Seth 
Kotzbacher, Noah Johnson and Cameron Johnson.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, Willard R. Huffman whom she married 
April 11, 1942, and who passed away April 12, 
1993; and sisters, Virginia Ellett in 1918 and 
Lois Anne Crist who passed away October 14, 
2009.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday the 
6th at First Christian Church with Sue DeHoff 
officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. 
Interment will be held at Highland Memorial 
Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made in Rhea’s 
memory to the First Christian Church of 
Alliance 1141 W. Beech St. Alliance, OH 44601.

  Rhea’s family wishes to thank Sheila and Tim 
Pendleton at The Haven and the staff at 
Community Care for their excellent care.

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


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Alan R. Johnson

March 6, 1984 - August 24, 2019

Obituary

YOUNGSTOWN-Alan R. Johnson, 35, passed away 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his residence. 
Alan was born March 6, 1984, the son of Richard 
and Jennifer Johnson. 

Alan was involved in Facility Automation 
Solutions with C.C.G. He was a 2002 graduate of 
Poland Seminary High School and graduated from 
ITT-Technical Institute with a degree in 
Information Technology. Alan loved music and 
played the drums and guitar with an unsurpassed 
ear for harmonies. 

Alan is survived by family members, Rick and 
Jan Johnson of Columbiana; Jennifer and Carl 
Dutch of Anchorage, AK; Tamara L. Johnson; 
Elias Stewart and Clara Stewart all of 
Austintown; Michael Fonce, a friend of the 
family and a tribe of local musicians, all 
fortunate enough to have worked with him. There 
will be a Celebration of Life for Alan from 2-4 
p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

 Memorial contributions may be given to the 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 
or call (888) 333-2377.


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Lauretta D. Myers

March 13, 1954 - August 31, 2019


Obituary

Lauretta D. Myers, 65, of Cortland passed away 
at her daughter’s home on August 31, 2019 after 
a courageous battle with cancer. Lauretta was 
born on March 13, 1954 in Warren, OH to George 
& Vera (Allen) Myers.

Lauretta work in the craft department at 
Walmart for many years. However, she was not 
all work. She was always up for a game of Bingo 
or cards, and she was content to sit and read 
or do puzzles. She enjoyed being outside and 
loved fishing. However, her greatest passion 
was having her children and grandchildren 
together and being together as a family.

Cremation has taken place, and private services 
will be held.

Lauretta is survived by her children Harry 
Miller, Nora (James) Hixson, Raymond Miller and 
Viola Miller; her grandchildren: Jessey Hixson, 
Ryan Hixson, Marriana Miller, Hayley Kuntz and 
Francesca Miller; her great-grandchildren: 
Mackenzie & Ryan Jr. Hixson and her sisters 
Betty Fridley and Karen Jackson. Lauretta was 
preceded in death by her parents, her brother 
Bobby Myers and sister Donna Furbee.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Cancer Society.


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Ruth Elinor Gatrell

OCTOBER 23, 1932 ~ SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (AGE 86)


  Ruth Elinor Gatrell, age 86, passed away on 
Monday, September 2nd, 2019, surrounded by her 
family.  

  Ruth was born on October 23rd, 1932, in 
Youngstown, Ohio, and was raised by her father 
John Harris.

  She graduated from Jackson-Milton High School 
on May 25th, 1951. She married the love of her 
life, Russell Gatrell on September 8th, 1951. 
Russ and Ruth had four children, Susan (Randy) 
Markham, Barbara (Greg) Sivert, Gary (Bernice) 
Gatrell and Greg Gatrell. 

  Everyone familiar with Ruth knew her to be a 
very loving mother, grandmother, great- 
grandmother and friend. Her proudest 
accomplishment in addition to her family, was 
the founding of Cutty's Sunset Camping Resort 
in Marlboro. Starting with almost nothing, Ruth 
worked alongside her husband and children from 
1971 to 2016 to grow and develop the family 
business, which became a popular vacation 
destination and beloved home to many people 
throughout the years.

  Ruth was a long-time member of the Marlboro 
Christian Church. Her affiliations include 
Tadmor Shriners, Alliance Ladies Shrine, 
Eastern Star and BPO Elks. 

  Survivors include her children; 
grandchildren, Paul, Jackie, Chrissy, Scott, 
Jennifer, Sarah, Michael and Ryan; great-
grandchildren, Alissa, Emma, Kiersten, Addison, 
Heaven, Dakota, Seth, Lauren, Levi, Owen and 
Ciara; and her sister, Marline (Quentin) 
Cormell. 

  She was preceded in death by her husband in 
2018 and her parents.

  Services will be held at Marlboro Christian 
Church on Friday, September 6th at 11 a.m. with 
Pastor Ed Harnish officiating. Friends may call 
on Thursday, September 5th from 6 to 8 p.m. and 
one hour prior to the service on Friday at 
Marlboro Christian Church, 9383 Edison St. 
N.E., Alliance, OH. Interment will be at 
Marlboro Cemetery. 

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State St., Alliance, 
OH 44601. 

  The family would like to thank Alliance 
Community Care Center and Hospice for their 
excellent assistance. 

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


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Lowell Edward Nichols

FEBRUARY 26, 1936 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 83)

   Lowell Edward Nichols, age 83, of Canton, 
and formerly of Alliance, passed away Saturday 
August 31, 2019 at Country Lawn Health Care 
Center in Navarre.

  He was born February 26, 1936, in Summerfield 
Twp., Michigan to Elvin H. and Beryl I. (Cox) 
Nichols.

 A 1956 graduate of Tecumseh High School, 
Tecumseh, Michigan, Lowell attended one year at 
Cleveland Bible College, now Malone University.

  He was a self-employed typewriter repairman 
at Nichols Typewriter Clinic from 1967 until 
1990, before working as a Security Guard for 16 
years.

   A former member of both the Alliance and 
Atwater Church of the Nazarene, he was later a 
member of the Canton First Church of the 
Nazarene.

  Lowell loved woodworking, making children’s 
toys, helping others, and spending time with 
his family.

  Survivors include his sons, Rev. Lynn (Penny) 
Nichols of Fort Worth, TX, and Gary (Beth) 
Nichols of Jackson Twp., OH.; daughters, Connie 
(Ron) Flack of Canton, and Chris (Rev. Robert) 
Merki of Thurmont, MD; brothers, Carrol (Jane) 
Nichols of  Traverse City, MI, and Billy 
(Lorraine) Nichols, of Phoenix, AZ; 12 
grandchildren, Melissa Craig, Andrea Wetherald, 
Aimee Juarez, Peggy Eden, Adam Nichols, 
Johnathan Nichols, Alyse Flack-Brown, Trevor 
Nichols, Travis Nichols, Jacquelyn Merki-
Butler, Jonathan Merki, and Alexandra Merki; 
and eight great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his 
wife, Thelma Irene Nichols whom he married 
February 17, 1957, and who died February 19, 
2010; brother, Channing; and sister, June 
Clark.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, 
September 9, 2019 at the Canton First Church of 
the Nazarene, 522 30th St. NW Canton, OH 44709, 
co-officiated by Pastor’s Lynn Nichols and 
Robert Merki.

  Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at 
the church.

  Services will also be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Rollin 
Friends Church, 16896 Rome Rd., Addison, MI 
49220.

   Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at 
the church.

  Interment will follow at Lenawee Hills 
Memorial Park, in Adrian, MI.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to 
Alzheimer’s Association, 408 9th St SW Suite 
3400, Canton, OH 44707.

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


Tuesday September 03, 2019

Antoinette "Tanny" M. Cannell

FEBRUARY 15, 1932 ~ SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (AGE 87)


SALEM – Antoinette “Tanny” M. Cannell, age 87 
died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2019 at 
her home. She was born February 15, 1932 in 
Austintown, the daughter of the late John and 
Anna (Sinchak) Ledinko.

Tanny was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, 
a 1950 graduate of Fitch High School where she 
was valedictorian. She enjoyed singing, 
dancing, art, reading and writing poetry. Tanny 
loved her cats.

Survivors include her husband, John M. Cannell 
whom she married July 7, 1956; a son, Mark J. 
(Angie) Cannell of Mt. Airy, NC; a daughter, 
Pia M. Cannell of King, NC; a sister, Florence 
Connors of Austintown; and five grandchildren.

Besides her parents, a son, John M. Cannell Jr. 
and a brother, Edward Ledinko also preceded her 
in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 
September 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul 
Catholic Church. Calling hours will be held 
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 
at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at 
Resurrection Cemetery in Youngstown.

The family wishes to give a special thank you 
to All Caring Hospice, Easterseals of Mahoning, 
Trumbull and Columbiana Counties and the 
Salvation Army of Salem.

Tanny’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday September 02, 2019

Pauline G. (Amon) Martin

SEPTEMBER 18, 1925 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 93)

Pauline G. (Amon) Martin, 93, of Beloit, OH, 
passed away at Crandall Medical Center on 
August 31, 2019.

  She was born in Kensington, OH on September 
18th, 1925, to Wilbur and Reta (Poe) Amon.

  Pauline was a member of Middle Sandy 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Homeworth.  
She was also a member of the Alliance Senior 
Center and the Senior Bowling League.  She 
enjoyed playing cards and going out to eat with 
her family.

  She is survived by her daughters, Darlene 
Martin of Beloit, and Arlene (Ray) Courtney of 
Homeworth; sister,  Shirley Carman of Sebring; 
sister-in-law, Lucille Maurer of Louisville; 
grandsons, Michael (Traci) Courtney, Matt 
Courtney, Brian (Katie) Martin, and Dan Martin; 
great-granchildren, Austin Courtney, Alex 
Courtney,  Klayten Courtney, Brandon Martin, 
Dustin Martin and Payton Martin; and several 
nieces and nephews.

  Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband,  Paul L. Martin whom she married on 
June 28, 1946 and who passed away June 29, 
1992; son, Roger Martin; brother, Richard Amon; 
sisters, Mary Viola Amon and Donna Polen; and 
sister-in-law, Barbara Amon.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 
September 5th at Middle Sandy Evangelical 
Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tom Sawyer 
officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior 
to the service.  Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 
Market St. Boardman, OH 44512 or Middle Sandy 
Evangelical Presbyterian Church 4306 Homeworth 
Rd. Homeworth, OH 44634.

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


Monday September 02, 2019

Joyce Ann (Grant) Mehl

OCTOBER 9, 1938 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 80)

  Joyce Ann (Grant) Mehl, 80, of Alliance, 
passed away at Altercare of Alliance on August 
31, 2019.

  She was born in Alliance on October 9th, 
1938, to Henry and Elizabeth (Marsh) Grant.

  Joyce was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Alliance, where she also 
taught Sunday School.  She was a member of the 
Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Horsemans 
Club, the Jokerettes Card Club and was a Girl 
Scout leader.

  She is survived by her husband, Bill Mehl, 
whom she married on March 10th, 1957; children, 
Kathy (John) Milan of Alliance, Jim (Trudy) 
Mehl of Alliance, and Maribeth (Gary) Walker of 
Minerva;  grandchildren, Beth (Greg) Mueller, 
Jeremy Walker, Joshua (Anna) Walker, Anson 
(Christene) Walker, Austin (Jill) Mehl, and 
Emily Mehl; great-granchildren, Ally, Katy, 
Owen, Corine, Alan, Mehlody, Rosaly, Emily, 
Natilee, and Carson; sister, Barbara Jean 
Barrick of Sewickley, PA; several nieces and 
nephews; and her dog, Molly.

  Joyce was preceded in death by her parents 
and her sister, Edythe Jayne Grant.

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

  Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman 
Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State Street, 
Alliance, OH 44601, or to a charity of the 
donor’s choice.

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


Sunday September 01, 2019

Rodney Keith Sawman

NOVEMBER 20, 1969 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019 (AGE 49)

Carrollton- Rodney Keith Sawman, 49, died 
August 31, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical 
Center.

Rodney was born November 20, 1969 in Mansfield, 
 MI, a son of Dennis and Sheri Sawman.

Rodney was a 1988 graduate of Salem High 
School.  For the last six years he was working 
as a crude driver at Marathon. Some of his 
favorite past-times were spending time with his 
two children, 4 wheeling, and tinkering in the 
garage.    He was a member at Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church in Salem.

Rodney  is survived by one daughter, Melissa ( 
Cameron) Brinker; one son, Adam Sawman; his 
father, Dennis (Jane) Sawman; two brothers, 
Danny (Vicky) Sawman and David (Cindy) Sawman; 
nieces, Vennesa, Danica, and Sarah; and a 
nephew, Jacob.  He also leaves his beloved dog, 
Roscoe.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheri 
Sawman.

 

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, 
September 3, 2019  from 5-8 PM and Wednesday, 
September 4, 2019  from 11AM -12,Noon at Stark 
Memorial.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12, 
Noon at the funeral home, with Pastor Ted 
Ludwig with Everyone’s Welcome Church 
officiating.   A memorial luncheon will follow 
at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.

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


Sunday September 01, 2019

Woodrow "Woodie" W. Harris

August 7, 1944 - August 30, 2019

Obituary

Woodrow “Woodie” Harris, 75, passed away 
surrounded by his family on August 30, 2019. 
Woodie was born on August 7, 1944 in Buckhanon, 
WV the son of Martin & Lucetia (Butcher) 
Harris.

On October 19, 1964 he was united in marriage 
to the former Marilyn Gearhart who survives.

Woodie spent his career working transportation 
for Copperweld Steel; retiring after 34 years 
of dedicated service. He was also a longtime 
member of the Cortland Masonic Lodge 529.

When Woodie wasn’t working, he was strumming 
his guitar. He spent many years as the lead 
musician for the band Woodie Harris and The 
Mountaineers and later the Woodie Harris Show. 
A talented musician, he passed his love of 
music onto his family and their band Ringtail.

Visitation for Woodie will be held on Wednesday 
September 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
Cortland where a Masonic ceremony will be held 
at 11:45 a.m. with the funeral service 
immediately following at 12:00 p.m.

Besides his wife of 54 years, Woodie is 
survived by his children Ray (Lori) Harris and 
Brenda (Trevor Coulter) Harris; his 
granddaughter Kathy Harris; his niece Sandy 
(Darrell) Wolcott; his brother Matthew Canter 
and sister Margaret “Toby” Lanhem as well as 
many other relatives. Woodie was preceded in 
death by his parents, his sister Jerri Lloyd 
and his brother Marcus Canter.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the 
Ohio Living Hospice Staff for their love, care 
and support during the last two years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Ohio Living Hospice.


Sunday September 01, 2019

Robert A. Hughes

April 19, 1940 - August 31, 2019


Obituary

Funeral service with full military honors will 
be held at 10 AM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for 
Robert A. Hughes, 79, of Lake Milton who passed 
away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home. 

Bob was born April 19, 1940 in Youngstown, the 
son of Alex and Ida Rosalie (Brown) Hughes. He 
was a lifelong area resident, a graduate of 
Springfield Local Schools, class of 1958 and 
had attended Youngstown State University. Bob 
retired in 2002 from the Edward J. DeBartolo 
Corp. as an Electrical Engineer. As a Navy 
Veteran, serving during the Vietnam era, Bob 
was very active in many veteran organizations.

 He was a member of the American Legion Post 
737 of Lake Milton, where he held many 
positions, the VFW Post 2799 of New 
Springfield, the AMVETS post 112 of Newton 
Fall, and the Voyager post 40 and 8 where he 
was Chef-De-Gare, and the Army Navy Garrison 
Post 271 where he served as commander. Bob was 
also the Assistant Sgt. of Arms for the 
Department of Ohio American Legion, the 
commander of the 9th District of the American 
Legion, and had served as the Mayor Craig 
Beach, serving from 1984 to 1988 and again 1992 
to 1996. Bob leaves his wife the former Maryann 
MacKendrick, whom he married August 10, 1963, 
three children, Brian (Diana) Hughes of Newton 
Falls, Michael (Jessie) Hughes of Austintown, 
and Laurie Hughes of Lake Milton, five 
grandchildren, Alexandria, Michael, Mason Kenny 
and Trevor, two great grandchildren Nevaeh and 
Marc, as well as one sister Sandra McDevitt of 
South Carolina, and one brother Jerry Hughes. 

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Friday, 
September 6, and again Saturday, September 7 
from 9 to 10 AM at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel where the services will begin 
at 10 AM. Burial with Full Military Honors will 
take place at Ohio Wester Reserve National 
Cemetery.

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


Sunday September 01, 2019

Paul J. Kollat
July 31, 1927 - August 31, 2019

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Paul J. Kollat Sr, 92 years old, passed away 
Saturday, August 31, 2019. Paul was born July 
31, 1927 in Youngstown, a son of Frank and 
Julia (Lengyel) Kollat. He was a 1945 graduate 
of Chaney High School, and served in the US Air 
Force from 1945-1948 as an air traffic 
controller. Paul retired as a Senior Estimator 
from General Fireproofing Equipment where he 
worked for over 36 years.

Paul married the love of his life, Eleanor Teno 
on October 4, 1952. Along with his wife, he 
will lovingingly be remembered by his 4 
children, Mark (Mary Jo) of Canfield, Brian 
(Christine) of Kent, Paul (Janeen) of Aurora, 
and Lynore of Gainesville, Florida. He also 
leaves 8 grandchildren and 5 great 
grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his 
3 brothers, Frank, Zoltan, & Tabor. Along with 
his 3 sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Louise 
Irene.

Paul was devoted to his family, his wife, 
children, and grandchildren. He will be 
remembered for his love of gardening, working 
with his hands, & traveling. One of his simple 
pleasures was spending time outdoors with his 
family.

Friends may call from Noon until 1 PM 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Lane 
Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel where services 
will begin at 1 PM.

Saturday August 31, 2019

Randall H. Smith Jr.

December 8, 1949 - August 30, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services celebrating the life of 
Randall H. Smith Jr., 69, will be held at 6 PM 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Lane Funeral 
Home Austintown Chapel. 

Randy passed away early Friday morning, August 
30, at hospice house. He was born December 8, 
1949 in Youngstown, the son of Randall H. Sr. 
and Mary Jane (Carson) Smith.

 Randy was a 1968 graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School and served in the U.S. Army in 
Vietnam.

 After his service in Vietnam Randy worked for 
General Motors Lordstown until his retirement 
in 2002. He was a collector, an outdoors man 
and gun enthusiast. His hobbies included 
hunting, fishing and motorcycles.

 Randy leaves his wife of 32 years the former 
Terri (Crum) Brogan-Smith, two sons, Justin and 
Adam Smith both of California, a step-daughter 
Jessica Bolen of Youngstown, a step-son Joel 
Brogan of Indiana, one brother, Bob (Marti) 
Smith of Austintown, as well as nine 
grandchildren. Randy was preceded in death by 
his parents.

 Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM Thursday at 
the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where 
services will begin at 6 PM.


Saturday August 31, 2019

Edward A. Botsko

SEPTEMBER 30, 1930 ~ AUGUST 30, 2019 (AGE 88)

Columbiana – Edward A. Botsko, 88, of 
Columbiana, died, Friday, August 30, 2019 at 
Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center.

He was born, September 30, 1930 in New 
Springfield, a son of the late Steve and Mary 
Uhlar Botsko.

Edward was a member of the Kingdom Hall of 
Jehovah’s Witnesses and worked as Farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary 
Virginia Botsko, whom he married November 13, 
1954, she died, August 11, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, 
Mary Sobnosky and Helen Knizat and five 
brothers, Steve Botsko, Jr., Mike Botsko, Nick 
Botsko, Peter Botsko and William Botsko.

Friends may call at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Wednesday, September4, 2019.

Burial will be in Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall 
of Jehovah's Witnesses, East Palestine, with 
Mr. William Crabill officiating.

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


Friday August 30, 2019

Martha (Lutz) Unger

JANUARY 16, 1928 ~ MARCH 17, 2016 (AGE 88)

  Martha (Lutz) Unger, age 88, of Sebring, 
passed away March 17, 2016, at Copeland Oaks. 
 Born January 16, 1928, in Saltsburg, 
Pennsylvania, she is survived by her husband of 
67 years, Charles T. Unger of Sebring, Ohio. 

 Her children are James W. (Bobbie) of Stone 
Mountain, Georgia, and John T. (Kathy) of 
Houston, Texas, and she was grandmother to four 
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers and 
is survived by her sister, Emily Hennen; and 
nieces and nephews. 

Martha was a graduate of Mount Union College 
and after seeing her two sons through high 
school, continued her career as a special 
education teacher in Canton, Ohio for more than 
twenty years. She enjoyed gardening, and was 
good at needlepoint, sewing and painting.

 Martha enjoyed traveling with her husband and 
has visited much of the U.S. and particularly 
enjoyed three trips to Scotland. She was active 
at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alliance. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., 
Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Trinity Episcopal 
Church 1200 S. Union Ave., in Alliance. 

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the 
service at the church. Arrangements are by 
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.


Friday August 30, 2019

Jay Walters

JULY 1, 1938 ~ AUGUST 29, 2019 (AGE 81)


Leetonia – Jay Walters, 81, of Leetonia, died, 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman of Pneumonia.

He was born, July 1, 1938 in Clarkson, a son of 
the late Harry Dean and Myrtle Mae Pike 
Walters.

Jay served in the U.S. Army and worked as an 
assembler with NRM and Taylor Winfield. He was 
a member of the Horseman’s Association, the 
Salem Hunting Club and the Leetonia Lodge #401. 
Jay enjoyed boating, riding horses and his 
motorcycle as well as flying radio-controlled 
airplanes and helicopters. Throughout his life 
he enjoyed working with his hands and was 
skilled craftsman. Jay truly enjoyed and 
cherished his weekly Barnes and Noble coffee 
trip with his son.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gayle 
Louise Garwood, whom he married, February 16, 
1963; a son Todd (Sharon) Walters of Leetonia; 
a sister, Kay Crook of East Fairfield; a 
brother, Larry Walters of Columbiana; a 
daughter in law, Lucia Boscolo of Italy and a 
grandson Quinton Walters of Leetonia.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents and a 
son Timothy A. Walters, October 30, 1987.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana with Pastor 
Debra Quillen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 
p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and one hour 
prior to the funeral on Wednesday, at the 
funeral home.

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

Memorial Donations can be made to The Hope 
Center for Cancer Care, 835 Southwestern Run, 
Youngstown, OH 44514.

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

Donations may be made to:

The Hope Center for Cancer
835 Southwestern Run, Youngstown OH 44514


Wednesday August 28, 2019

Obituary
Private services were held for Ronald Samuel 
Hall, 84 who passed away Tuesday evening, 
August 27, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He 
was born February 14, 1935 in Youngstown the 
son of Samuel and Hazel (Brown) Hall and was a 
lifelong area resident. Ron attended South High 
School and served in the National Guard. He 
retired in 1999 from Federal Wholesale where he 
worked in the warehouse and in maintenance. 
Prior to that, Ron worked for Huggins SOHIO. He 
was a member of the Teamsters Local 377. Ron 
enjoyed talking on his CB radio under the 
handle “Cricket”. He was also an avid and loyal 
Cleveland Browns and Indians fan, as well as a 
proud supporter of President Donald Trump. Ron 
leaves his wife the former Judy Shood, whom he 
married September 17, 1960. He also leaves 
three children, Timothy Alan Hall of 
Austintown, Barbara Ann (Michael) Maravola of 
Hillsville, PA, and Ryan Matthew (Jamie) Hall 
of Austintown, five grandchildren, Alexis, 
Ciara, Michael, Elizabeth, and Brooklyn, one 
sister, LaVern Prokop of Boardman and two 
nephews, David and Rick Prokop. Besides his 
parents Ron was preceded in death by a 
granddaughter, Melissa. Following Ron’s wishes, 
there are no calling hours and services were 
private. In lieu of flowers Ron’s wishes were 
that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior 
Project Donor Care Center, PO Box 758533 
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8533 in his memory. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral 
Home Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Obituary
David D. Beatty Sr., 74, passed away Tuesday, 
August 27, 2019.

David was born January 31, 1945 in Youngstown, 
the son of G. Wayne and Elma Mae (Jones) 
Beatty.

David was a 1963 graduate of Woodrow Wilson. He 
worked for General Motors as an assembler, 
where he retired after 27 years of service. He 
was a member of Western Reserve Amateur Radio 
Club. He loved motorcycles and ham radio; his 
call sign was KC8WY.

He will be remembered by his wife, Elizabeth S. 
Beatty (Cox), whom he married April 17, 2000; 
his sons David D. Beatty Jr. of Berlin Center 
and Dennis D. Beatty of Austintown; his step 
daughters Jackie (Ryan) Grissett of North 
Carolina, Randee (Steve) Graham of Boardman, 
and Brooke (CJ) Brink of Salem; his sister 
Carole (Henry) Socha of Youngstown; his 
grandchildren David A. and Brittney Beatty, 
Elise, Ethan and Adlee Grissett, Vanessa, 
Jasmine, Rocky, Jackson, and Dean Graham, 
Caden, Tyler and Landon Brink. Besides his 
parents, he was preceded in death by his 
brother Herbert Beatty and sister Gail Yvonne 
(Beatty) Treharn. Private graveside services 
will take place at a later date.

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Joan Beverly Shoop

DECEMBER 7, 1925 ~ AUGUST 28, 2019 (AGE 93)

SALEM – Joan Beverly Shoop, age 93 went to her 
heavenly home at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 
28, 2019 at her home. She was born December 7, 
1925 in Canton, the daughter of the late 
Raymond G. and Helen (Paar) Sherrick. Joan was 
raised by uncle and aunt, the late Walter and 
Gertrude Smith.

She was a homemaker and retired childcare 
provider. Joan was a member of Calvary Baptist 
Church of Salem. She was active in the former 
Photography Club of Salem, Salem Historical 
Society, Salem Bird Club, League of Women 
Voters. Joan was also a member of Church Women 
United and the Goldenheirs of Old North Church 
in Canfield. Joan earned a bachelor’s degree in 
English Journalism at Rollins College in Winter 
Haven, Florida.

Her husband, Donald C. Shoop whom she married 
September 17, 1948 preceded her in death May 7, 
2003.

Survivors include two sons, Richard A. (Kelli) 
Shoop of Centerburg and Kenneth F. (Robbie) 
Shoop of Lake Zurich, IL; two daughters, Linda 
D. Reynolds of Lisbon and Bekki Dailey of 
Girard; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren and three great great-
grandchildren.

Besides her parents, aunt and uncle and 
husband, an infant daughter, Alyssa Shoop and a 
grandson, Charles L. Bailey also preceded her 
in death.

A funeral service will be held at 12:45 p.m. 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Bob Andrews officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery in 
Hanoverton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary 
Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Rd., Salem, OH 
44460.

Joan’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

Donations may be made to:

Calvary Baptist Church
1779 Depot Rd., Salem OH 44460


Wednesday August 28, 2019

Gerald A. Severance II

MAY 4, 1947 ~ AUGUST 27, 2019 (AGE 72)

  Gerald A. Severance II, age 72, of Alliance, 
passed away Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019 at 
his home.

  He was born May 4, 1947, in Alliance, Ohio to 
Gerald A. and Dorothy (Gfeller) Severance and 
resided most of his life in Alliance.

  Gerald was a graduate of Alliance High School 
and formerly worked at Robertson Industry in 
Canton and Handy & Harmon Automotive in Dover, 
Ohio. He was also an EMT wheelchair van driver.

  He was a member of the Louisville Eagles, and 
Alliance Dante Club.

  Gerald served his country in the United 
States Navy during the Vietnam Era on the USS 
Enterprise.

  Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Daniels) 
Severance whom he married August 9, 1969; son, 
David (Len) Severance of Alliance; two 
daughters, Brenda Jayne (John) Morrow of 
Reidsville, North Carolina and Brandy Jerilyn 
(Rick) Peloso of Alliance, and 11 grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, Gerald was 
preceded in death by his son, Robert Wayne 
Severance.

  A memorial service will be held at Noon, 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Neal Mann 
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 
the service.

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


Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary
Lucille R. Redmond, 96 of Niles passed away 
peacefully on Sunday evening, August 25, 2019. 
She was surrounded by loving family at St. 
Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born March 12, 
1923 in Niles, the daughter of the late Thomas 
and Maria Vincenza Ciletti. She was a lifetime 
Trumbull county resident.

Lucille was a 1941 graduate of Niles McKinley 
High School. She worked in food service with 
the Warren City Schools for 25 years and was 
manager of the cafeteria food service at West 
Junior High School, retiring in 1985.

Lucille was a longtime member of Our Lady of 
Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, where she 
enjoyed making cheese puffs for the annual Mt. 
Carmel festival. She was an avid Cleveland 
Indians and Browns fan, enjoyed playing cards 
with her friends and traveling, especially to 
Arizona and South Florida.

Lucille is survived by two sons, James Thomas 
Redmond of Winston, Oregon and Richard Dean 
(Luci Anna) Redmond of Cave Creek, Ariz.; five 
grandchildren, Richard, Bryce, Kathryn, David 
and Alessandra; one sister, Patricia DiEugenio 
of Tempe, Ariz.; a special cousin, Delores of 
Niles; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; 
many great nieces and nephews and many good 
friends.

Her husband of nearly 55 years, Thomas J. 
Redmond, whom she married September 12, 1942 
preceded her in death in 1997. Three sisters, 
Elvira Ciletti, Mary Krueger and Jane Ciletti 
and two brothers, Ralph J. Ciletti and Thomas 
Ciletti Jr. have also preceded in death.

The funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 
held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at Our 
Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles with Father 
John Michael Lavelle celebrating the Mass. The 
family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 
a.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Home 
on Robbins Ave. in Niles. Burial will be at All 
Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast 
Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown,OH 
44504. Online condolences may be made to the 
family and the obituary viewed at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 for Selina Rose 
Wagner, 96, who passed away peacefully on 
Monday, August 26, at Hospice House. 

Selina was born August 22, 1923 in Youngstown, 
the daughter of Glenn and Rose (Herman) 
Hetherington. 

She was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School Class of 1941. Selina was a home maker, 
a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great 
grandmother. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family, 
working crossword puzzles and crocheting. Her 
husband Robert L. Wagner, whom she married 
April 26, 1943, passed away April 17, 2007. 

Selina leaves two daughters, Patricia Cameron 
of Green, OH, and Suzanne Wagner of Austintown, 
four grandchildren, Kristin (Curtis) Meder of 
Green, Karen (Ramazan) Arkan of Antalya, 
Turkey, Joshua (Amy) Cameron of Mogadore, and 
Sharon (Rob) Tittl of Akron, 10 great 
grandchildren, Alayna, Luke, and Lexi Meder of 
Green, Joshua and Levi Arkan of Turkey, Zeke, 
Eden, and Ember Cameron of Mogadore, and Arthur 
and Vanessa Tittl of Akron. 

She also leaves one sister Arlene Moore of 
Austintown and one sister-in-law Ada Dunmire of 
Austintown as well as several nieces and 
nephews. 

Besides her parents and husband, Selina was 
preceded in death by a brother John 
Hetherington. 

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM Thursday at 
the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel where 
services will begin at 11 AM


Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary

A memorial service celebrating the life of 
Christopher Wayne McGuire will be held at 6 PM 
Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown 
Chapel.

 Chris passed away Friday August 16, 2019 at 
his home in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 60. He 
was born April 13, 1959 in Hubbard, Ohio the 
son of the late Robert McGuire and Harriet L. 
(Irwin) McGuire. 

He worked in the warehouse at Central Plumbing 
Supply in Arizona. Chris was an avid sports fan 
and loved to spend time with his dog Snowflake. 

Chris leaves his mother Lee of Austintown, two 
brothers, Terry McGuire of Girard and Danny 
(Tonya) McGuire of Austintown and one sister 
Traci (Paul) Ritenour of Canfield as well as 
several nieces, nephews, and friends who will 
miss him. Chris was preceded in death by his 
father Robert. 

Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM Thursday at the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel where 
services will begin at 6 PM.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests 
donation be made to Hospice of the Valley in 
Chris’ name.


Tuesday August 27, 2019

Obituary

William M. Allen, 73, passed away at his home 
in Cortland on August 18, 2019. Bill was born 
on August 31, 1945 in Warren to Maxwell & Ruth 
Bailey Allen. He was a lifelong resident of the 
area.

After proudly serving his country in the US 
Navy during the Vietnam War, Bill settled into 
his career at Packard Electric retiring after 
35 years.

On October 28, 1967, Bill was united in 
marriage to the former Suzanne Teubner who 
survives.

Bill was a talented woodworker, and was known 
for his many handcrafted bowls. He also loved 
to be outside tending to his yard and gardens.
Cremation has taken place and private services 
will be held.

Besides by his wife of 51 years, Bill is 
survived by his children, Christopher (Tamara), 
William (Toni) Jr., and Shelley Allen; his 
grandchildren Bradley, Alex, Audrey, Brenden 
and Jia; and his brother James (Marcia) Allen 
as well as many other relatives. He was 
preceded in death by his parents and his sister 
Judy Phelps.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of 
the Valley. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences 
for the family.


Tuesday August 27, 2019

John L. Brothers

FEBRUARY 1, 1948 ~ AUGUST 26, 2019 (AGE 71)

SALEM – John L. Brothers, age 71, died at 10:07 
a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Circle of 
Care – Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born 
February 1, 1948 in Alliance, the son of the 
late Marion and Ruth (Elton) Brothers.

John was a signal maintainer for Conrail 
Railroad for 20 years. He was a graduate of 
Minerva High School and received his bachelor’s 
degree in electrical engineering from Kent 
State University. John was an avid golfer and 
card player, a member of Salem Hills Country 
Club, Sebring Country Club and Brotherhood of 
Railroad Signalman.  He owned multiple rental 
properties in the area and helped many families 
in need.  He was loved by many and will be 
remembered for his positive outlook and 
friendliness.

He served in the United States Navy during the 
Vietnam War.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, 
Miyoko (Asahi) Brothers whom he married May 8, 
1970; two sons, Daniel Brothers of Salem and 
Dr. Andrew (Dr. Mina Hah) Brothers of Davis, 
CA; two sisters, Kaye Thomas of Oklahoma City, 
OK and Susie Boylan of Carrollton; two half-
brothers, Gary Curtin of Dalton, GA and Richard 
Handwork of Duluth, GA and two grandchildren, 
Juna and Benjamin Brothers.

Besides his parents, a sister, Janet Panezott 
also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 30, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Chaplin Denise Lewis officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Friday at the 
funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by 
Salem Honor Guard at the cemetery.

John’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday August 26, 2019

Patricia Ann Moore
NOVEMBER 26, 1941 ~ AUGUST 24, 2019 (AGE 77)

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Monday August 26, 2019

Cecil Allan Chamberlain

JANUARY 3, 1950 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 69)

SALEM – Cecil Allan Chamberlain, age 69 of 
Carlsbad, California and Salem, passed away on 
Monday, August 19, 2019. Cecil will be 
remembered for his kindness, generosity, and 
positive outlook. He was born January 3, 1950 
in Salem to Floyd Chamberlain and Betty Jean 
(Billups) Greathouse.

A 1969 graduate of Salem High School and former 
teacher there, Cecil moved to California in 
1978 where he worked in instructional design, 
retiring as a Senior Project Manager at Hitachi 
Data Systems. He was a proud alumnus of Kent 
State and Bowling Green. Over the last five 
years, Cecil and his wife took great joy in 
restoring an 1826 farmhouse on Cleveland 
Street, their part-time residence.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Roberta 
“Robbie” (Fornesi) Chamberlain; a son, Jack 
Robert Chamberlain of Carlsbad; a daughter, 
Abbey Chamberlain Brach of Los Angeles; a son-
in-law, Jared Brach; granddaughter, Nola Jean 
Brach; two brothers, Robert Chamberlain of Palm 
Desert, California and Thomas Chamberlain of 
Brunswick, Maine.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Mary Lynn 
“Mitzy” Whitcomb preceded him in death.

Remembrances and condolences would be 
appreciated by email to his son at 
jackrobertc@gmail.com.

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

Cecil’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Monday August 26, 2019

CAROLYN'S OBITUARY
Carolyn Hamilton, 70, of Lexington, SC. 
(formerly of the area) died at 11:08 AM 
Saturday, August 24, 2019, at her home.
 
Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem

Monday August 26, 2019

RICHARD'S OBITUARY
Richard Lee Begalla, 62, of Salem, died at 9:23 
p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Salem West 
Healthcare Center. Arrangements are pending at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services.

Monday August 26, 2019

CORINNE'S OBITUARY
Corinne F. (Bowman) Davis  73, of Salem, died 
at 1:05 AM Sunday, August 25, 2019 at her home 
following a lengthy illness. 

Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, salem

Monday August 26, 2019

Richard C. Macek

JULY 10, 1934 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 85)


East Palestine – Richard C. Macek, 85, of East 
Palestine, died at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, August 
21, 2019 at the Christian House Assisted Living 
with his family at his side.

Mr. Macek was born July 10, 1934 in East 
Palestine, a son of the late Albert C. and 
Catherine M. Ancil Macek and had lived in this 
area all of his life.  He served in the U. S. 
Army Corp. of Engineers during the Korean War.

He was employed at the former L. W. Nash 
Company; first in the weld shop and later 
worked as a draftsman and engineer and finally 
was Superintendent of Manufacturing until 
1972.  He later was partner at Entech 
Industries and in 1986 purchased R&M Lumber 
Company in East Palestine as well as a log home 
franchise.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary 
Lynne Kintz, whom he married December 31, 1984; 
seven children, Page Macek and Mark Macek, both 
of East Palestine, Debbie (Bill) Fegert of East 
Palestine, Joel Mascher of Fredericksburg, VA, 
Michelle Mascher of East Palestine, Gregory 
(Traci) Mascher of Petersburg, and Michael 
(Joy) Mascher of East Palestine; 10 
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A sister, Jodie Jones and a brother, Albert W. 
Macek preceded him in death.

Private funeral services were held at the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine.

If friends desire memorial contributions may be 
made to either Christian House, 82 Garfield 
Ave. East Palestine, OH 44413 or Community 
Hospice, 2341 E. State St. Salem, OH 44460.

Sign the register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com


Monday August 26, 2019

Sharon "Sherrie" (Taylor) Howell Goddard

JUNE 21, 1948 ~ AUGUST 23, 2019 (AGE 71)

  Sharon “Sherrie” Taylor Howell Goddard passed 
at home with her husband Dick and daughter 
Stacy by her side on Friday August 23, 2019 
after battling Pancreatic Cancer.

  Sherrie was born June 21, 1948 in 
Millersburg, Ohio to Ralph and Dorothy Taylor.

  She attended Alliance High School, graduating 
in 1966. She lived most of her life in Alliance 
and Sebring.

Sherrie worked in retail at Penny’s and 
Carlisle’s. She also worked in Lakeview Terrace 
and Copeland Oaks. Her last job was at J.P.’s 
Snack Shop in Sebring which she loved.

  Sherrie is survived by her soul mate, Dick 
Goddard, whom she married September 5, 1998; 
her daughter and son-in-law, Dave and Stacy 
Pitner of Sebring; her adoptive daughter and 
husband, Angela and Phil Neely of Sebring, and 
her nephew, David Isabella of Warren, Ohio.

  She is also survived by her fur babies, 
Charlie, and Rosie.

  She enjoyed her trips with her daughter and 
husband, and trips to Florida. She loved all of 
her friends and learned through her illness how 
many friends and family she had.

  Sherrie was preceded in death by her parents, 
and brother, Gary.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made 
to The Concern Food Pantry, 125 W. Ohio Ave. 
Sebring, OH 44672, which Stacy is the manager 
of; or Aultman/Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State 
St. Suite E, Alliance, OH 44601.

  Sherrie asked that everyone do a good deed 
for someone, because that was how she lived her 
life.

  Cremation will take place and a Celebration 
of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m., 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 
1-3 p.m. on Thursday.

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


Sunday August 25, 2019

Elizabeth Rose D'Orazio

January 20, 1924 - August 24, 2019

Obituary

Private services were held for Elizabeth Rose 
D’Orazio, 95, at the chapel at Resurrection 
Cemetery.

 Elizabeth passed away peacefully early 
Saturday morning, August 24, 2019 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. She was born 
January 20, 1924 in Youngstown the daughter of 
the late Lewis and Catherine Basile and was a 
lifelong area resident. 

Elizabeth was a homemaker and a loving mother, 
grandmother, and great grandmother. Prior to 
her marriage she worked for Strouss Department 
Store. 

Elizabeth loved to sew and was a seamstress. 
She was a former member of Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church and St. Dominic Church. 

Her husband Ralph D’Orazio, whom she married 
June 11, 1949, passed away May 31, 1995. 
Elizabeth leaves three sons, Dennis (Sandra) 
D’Orazio of Austintown, Michael (Sandra) 
D’Orazio of Cooper City, FL, and David D’Orazio 
of Roanoke, VA, one sister, Theresa Cua of 
Stone Mountain, GA., five grandchildren, 
Jennifer, Christine, Thomas, Valerie, and 
Emily, as well as 10 great grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and husband, Elizabeth was 
preceded in death by a son Ralph D’Orazio and a 
sister Rose. 

There were no calling hours.

 Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.


Saturday August 24, 2019

Obituary

MEDINA-Richard R. Roumfort, 94, passed away 
Thursday morning, August 22, 2019 at Western 
Reserve Masonic Community. 

Mr. Roumfort was born December 4, 1924 in 
Saratoga Springs, NY, a son of Richard H. and 
Gertrude E. (Sontag) Roumfort. Rick was sales 
manager for Masonary Materials Plus retiring in 
1991. He was a 1942 graduate of South High 
School and attended Youngstown College.

 Rick served his country with the U.S. Navy 
during WW ll and was assigned to the U.S.S. 
Aaron Ward, a Destroyer that saw extensive 
action during the invasion of Okinawa. 

He was an active member and Elder of the former 
Christ’s Church in Boardman. Rick was very 
active in the Masonic Order, where he was a 60 
plus year member. 

He served Hillman Lodge No. 481 F & A.M. as 
Master in 1963 and was the secretary for 20 
years and was currently a member of Wick Lodge 
No. 481 F & A.M. Rick also served the 24th 
Masonic District as Deputy Grand Master from 
1969 to 1971. 

He was a member of the Ancient Accepted 
Scottish Rite-Valley of Youngstown, where he 
served as Commander in Chief of Mahoning 
Consistory. 

Rick was also Coroneted a 33rd Degree Mason in 
Boston in 1987. He is also a member of the York 
Rite Bodies of Freemasonry. He was a charter 
member of the Temple on the Hill Hi-Twelve Club 
No. 720 and its first secretary. He was 
president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club in 
Youngstown in 1976. 

Rick enjoyed gardening and doing yardwork as 
well as playing cards. He became a Master 
Gardener at age 82. He was a loving and devoted 
husband, father and grandfather, who will be 
remembered as a hard worker. 

Rick’s wife of 60 years, the former Marilyn A. 
Hake, whom he married May 6, 1950, died August 
28, 2010. Rick is survived by his daughters, 
Denise A. (Ray) Kollar of Canfield and Jodi K. 
Blais of Lancaster; his son Mark R. (Laurie) 
Roumfort of Canfield; his sister, June Hammond 
of Clearwater, FL; his brothers, Roger and 
Ronald (Gloria) Roumfort, both of Erie, PA and 
his grandchildren, Miranda and Mac Blais and 
Courtney, Kelsey and Jared Roumfort. 

Besides his parents and wife, Rick was preceded 
in death by his sister, Ruth Seidel, his 
brother, Robert Roumfort and his sister-in-law, 
Elaine Roumfort. 

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Anstrom Chapel, 8387 
Tod Ave. in Boardman, where Masonic Services 
conducted by Wick Lodge No. 481 F & A.M. will 
be held at 4 p.m., immediately followed by the 
Funeral Service. 

Memorial contributions in Rick’s name may be 
given to the Western Reserve Masonic Community, 
4931 Nettleton Rd. Medina, OH 44256.


Saturday August 24, 2019

Larry A. Stevens

JULY 24, 1935 ~ AUGUST 23, 2019 (AGE 84)

Columbiana- Larry A. Stevens, age 84, of 
Columbiana, died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 24, 1935 in Glouster, OH., 
a son of the late Lornal and Catherine Sorrell 
Stevens.

Larry was a graduate of Fairfield Centralized 
School and had worked at General Motors 
Lordstown for 30 years, retiring in 1996.  He 
was an active member at both the 
Washingtonville Robins United Methodist Church, 
and the First United Methodist Church of 
Columbiana.  He enjoyed watching professional 
sports and was an avid bowler who belonged to 
several different leagues.  Mostly, Larry 
enjoyed spending time with his family.  He will 
be deeply missed by his family and those who 
had the privilege of knowing him.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Toland 
Stevens, whom he married on December 29, 1955; 
son, Bruce (Xuan) Stevens of Shanghai, China; 
brother, Jack (Corrine) Stevens of Connecticut; 
daughter in-law, Sonja Stevens of Chicago, IL; 
two grandsons, Joshua Stevens of Elgin IL, and 
Nathan Stevens of Chicago, IL; two 
granddaughters, Aurora Stevens and Ava Stevens, 
both of Shanghai, China, and by three great 
grandchildren, Archer, Isaac, and Alice.

Larry was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey 
A. Stevens.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 
August 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Burial will be at the Columbiana Cemetery.

His family would like to thank Dr. Mateo, Dr. 
Schmetterer, and Dr. Simmons for their kind and 
compassionate care.

The Family request that no flowers be sent.  
Instead, donations may be made to the First 
United Methodist Church of Columbiana, 210 S 
Main St, Columbiana, OH 44408.

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


Saturday August 24, 2019

Rosemary (Ciotti) Maxcy

APRIL 2, 1944 ~ AUGUST 17, 2019 (AGE 75)


NEWARK, WV - Rosemary Ciotti Maxcy, age 75 
formerly of Salem, passed away Saturday, August 
17, 2019 at her home with her family by her 
side. She was born April 2, 1944 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Vitale) 
Ciotti.

Rosemary graduated from Salem High School in 
1962, Akron City School of Nursing in 1965 and 
Akron University in 1969. She was a registered 
nurse for 50+ years, working in a variety of 
nursing/administrative capacities including: 
Nursing Standards Review Manager for Summit 
County Medical Society, Long Term Quality Care 
Surveyor for the Ohio Department of Health, 
Director of Review Programs for Portage, Stark 
and Summit County Hospitals and Quality 
Assurance and Nursing Standards for Management 
Service Corporation.

Rosemary held memberships and served on the 
boards of many organizations including: Ladies 
Auxiliary VFW, St. Paul’s School Foundation, 
Ohio Nurses Association, Salem Visiting Nurse 
Association, Salem Community Hospital 
Auxiliary, Salem Quota Club, Salem Historical 
Society and Columbiana Co./Mahoning Co. 
Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Her husband, Robert C. Maxcy, whom she married 
November 20, 1965 preceded her in death.

Besides her parents and husband, their infant 
son, Todd Michael Maxcy; five brothers, Val, 
Tullio and Edward Ciotti, Albert and Herman 
Mingroni and one sister, Elizabeth “Betty” 
Allison.

She is survived by her beloved son, Timothy R. 
(Brenda Evans) Maxcy of Newark, WV with whom 
she resided preceding her death; grandchildren, 
Cynthia (Aaron) Park of Copley, Ohio and 
McKenzie (John) Harvey of Oakdale, MN; a great 
granddaughter, Allianna Bailey of Copley, Ohio; 
very dear nieces and nephews, Debra Kniefel   
 of Michigan, Roseanne Maish of South Carolina, 
Michael Allison of Texas and Patrick Allison of 
Florida.

Per her request, no calling hours will be held.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. 
Paul Catholic Church. Family and friends may 
gather at the church one hour before service 
begins. A graveside service will be held at 
Grandview Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at 
the church.

Memorial contributions may be offered to St. 
Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 
1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, St. 
Paul School Scholarship Fund, 925 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460 or the charity of the donor’s 
choice.

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

Rosemary’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday August 23, 2019

Kathleen "Kay" H. Talbot

NOVEMBER 10, 1945 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 73)


COITSVILLE – Kathleen “Kay” H. Talbot, age 74 
passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Mercy 
Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. She 
was born November 10, 1945 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Robert L. and Thelma 
(Hollinger) Talbot.

Kay had many jobs and accomplishments, most 
notably living in the New York City area 
working for IBM. She was a 1962 graduate of 
Salem High School.

To say Kay loved animals is an understatement. 
She was a fierce protector and caretaker of all 
animals, especially dogs. Not only was she a 
nationally known breeder and trainer of award-
winning English Springer Spaniels, she was also 
very active with her local Humane Society. She 
found many stray dogs in distress and kept the 
dogs with her while she tried to find the 
owners or place them in new homes. Kay educated 
herself on canine medicine so that she was able 
to treat sick dogs and lengthen their lives. 
Locals who had problems sought Kay to diagnose 
the issues and come up with a training plan 
that would extend their quality of life. 

Kay loved pranks and telling jokes, which often 
ended in her erupting with a huge guttural 
cackle. More than pranks, she was known for her 
quick wit, sharp tongue, and (often) potty 
mouth that could banter with the best of them. 
She made so many people laugh and touched more 
lives than she ever knew. She will be missed by 
many, especially her sweet dogs which were 
always her children.

Besides her parents, two brothers, Paul Bloor 
and Robert H. Talbot and two sister, Patricia 
Bloor Miles and Diane Hergenroder also preceded 
her in death.

Survivors include one sister, Jean Morrow of 
Tennessee; one niece, Kristine Conrad, one 
nephew, Michael Miles, and several great nieces 
and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull 
County, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. SE, P.O. 
Box 66, Vienna, OH 44473.

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

Kay’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Friday August 23, 2019

Obituary

Brookfield - Donna S. Benson, 85, passed away 
Thursday morning, August 22, 2019 at her home.
Donna was born on April 13, 1934 in Sharon, PA; 
a daughter of the late Miles and Edna Snyder.

She was a graduate of Brookfield High School, 
Shenango Valley Commercial Institute, and 
attended Kent State University. She worked at 
Commercial Shearing until she retired in 1996.

She will be deeply missed by her son Gregory 
(Sarah) Benson of Brookfield.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by two brothers, Warren and Miles Snyder.

Funeral services for Donna will be held at 
12:00PM on Monday August 26, 2019 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel located at 
6923 Warren Sharon Road in Brookfield. Burial 
will take place at Brookfield Township 
Cemetery.

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


Friday August 23, 2019

Obituary

Robert M. Bishop, Fire Controlman, Petty 
Officer, First Class, United States Navy, USS 
Tennessee, BB43, was born near New Somerset, 
Ohio, on December 19, 1920, a son of the late 
William and Emma Wilson Bishop.

Robert “Bob” Bishop, 98, passed away peacefully 
into the loving arms of Jesus, Thursday morning 
at home. He was surrounded by his family.
Bob was a 1939 graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School.

After graduating he enlisted in the United 
States Navy in September 1940. Bob was aboard 
the Battleship USS Tennessee, BB43, anchored in 
Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack on 
December 7, 1941. The ship made thirteen major 
amphibious operations before getting to Tokoyo 
Bay, including the Battle of Surigao Strait, 
Philippine Islands, in October 25, 1944.

Bob served his country during the Korean 
Conflict and served on the USS Shenandoah. Bob 
was honorably discharged in March of 1952. 

He returned home to West Austintown, Ohio where 
he began his career in the steel mills in the 
Mahoning Valley. Prior to retirement Bob worked 
at U.S. Steel Ohio Works until its closing in 
1980, then worked as a private consultant for 
various companies and retired at age 90 from 
McDonald Steel.

He was a member of the former Hillman Lodge 
#481 F& A.M. where he was Master in 1998, a 
current member of Wick Lodge #481 F& A.M., 
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite- Valley of 
Youngstown where he received the Meritorious 
Service Award in 1992. 

He was active in the Pearl Harbor Survivors 
Association Youngstown- Warren Chapter from 
1970 to 2011 and American Legion Post #301. 

He also was a member of the Junior Order of 
United American Mechanics and a Chaplain of 
United Veterans Council. Bob was a lifetime 
member of West Austintown First United 
Methodist Church, where he was a Lay Leader, 
Sunday School Teacher and participated in 
various other roles.

Besides his parents, Bob is preceded in death 
by his wife Doris Bishop, whom he married 
January 11, 1943 and recently passed away April 
12, 2019, and his siblings Margaret, Neva, 
Kenneth, Clara, Floyd, Jack, and Harold.

Bob is survived by his children Joyce Bayless 
of Austintown, Sue (Bob) Blake of Florida, Gay 
(John) Blackann of Austintown; his 
grandchildren Tami Carbonaro, Cindy Valoura, 
Bobbie Cole, Brad Blake, Terry Blake, Joshua 
Blackann, and Jonathan Blackann and ten great- 
grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Monday 
from 5:00-8:00 PM at Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel and Tuesday 10:00- 11:00 AM 
at the West Austintown First United Methodist 
Church, 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, Ohio 
44515. A Masonic Service will be held Monday 
evening at the conclusion of the calling hours. 

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jeffery 
Harrison, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM 
at the church, followed by military honors. The 
family request, in lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions be made to the West Austintown 
First United Methodist church fund in Bob’s 
name. 

The family would like to extend their sincere 
appreciation and heartfelt thanks to caregivers 
Jeri Lynn Guittar, Sandra Loswego, Kelly 
Cochran, Debbie Moorhouse, Kathy Barbe, and 
also to the staff of Ohio Living Hospice, 
especially Francine Horn, Chaplain Dan Tayman, 
and Sue Gans for their loving and compassionate 
care of their father and mother.


Friday August 23, 2019

Donald J. McCoy

JANUARY 24, 1934 ~ AUGUST 23, 2019 (AGE 85)

Rogers – Donald J. McCoy, age 85, of Rogers, 
died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Calcutta 
Health Care Center.

He was born January 24, 1934 in Rogers, a son 
of the late Ross and Ruth Webber McCoy.

Don had worked as a heavy equipment operator 
with various local companies.  He attended Mt. 
Zion United Methodist Church and was well known 
for calling square dances in the area. Don 
served as a Middleton Township trustee and 
served on the Columbiana County fair board for 
15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Pat” 
Linger McCoy, whom he married March 15, 1980; 
two daughters, Gloria (Kirk) Simmons of 
Chardon, and Katie Jo (Ben Grounds) McCoy of 
East Liverpool; four sons, Jay McCoy of 
Columbiana, Bryan McCoy of Akron, Bruce (Susie) 
McCoy of East Liberty, and Matthew (Laura) 
McCoy of Negley,; two sisters, Donna Jean 
Springer and Linda Burkey; four brothers, Glen 
(Pat) McCoy, Earl (Betty) McCoy, Dave (Janet) 
McCoy and Richard (Carole) McCoy; fourteen 
grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Stephens, 
Jerrilyn (Shawn) Downey, Danielle Kelty, David 
Kelty, Dana (Brian) Davis, Jessica (Zach) 
Davis, Holly (Mark) Meyer, Justin (Sara) McCoy, 
Brianna “Spunky” (Aaron “Crash”) Mohr, Brandon 
(Jennifer) McCoy, Austin McCoy, Zane McCoy, 
Hayden McCoy, and Cade McCoy and twelve great 
grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by three sisters, 
Helen Greene, Dorothy McCoy and Joann McCoy and 
a brother, Richard “Dick” McCoy.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 
Monday, August 26, 2019 at Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor 
Jim Rhodes officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 and one hour 
prior to the service on Monday at the funeral 
home

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
Don’s name to the Columbiana County 
Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 356, Lisbon, OH 44432.

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


Thursday August 22, 2019

Dennis R. Broadwater

JANUARY 14, 1957 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 62)

SALEM – Dennis R. Broadwater, age 62 died at 
6:56 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his 
home. He was born January 14, 1957 in 
Youngstown, son of the late Elwood and Doris 
(Patton) Broadwater.

Dennis had worked as a supervisor at Envelope 1 
in Columbiana for 15 years and previously 
worked as a supervisor at American Paper in 
Boardman for 29 years. He was a 1975 graduate 
of Boardman High School.

Survivors include his wife, Shari M. (White) 
Broadwater, whom he married March 10, 2005; two 
daughters, Erin (Daniel) Quinlan of Salem and 
Emily (Chuck) Carlin of Hinckley; a step-
daughter, Jessica Schmidt of New York City, NY; 
two sisters, Shirley Johnson of Mill Run, PA 
and Barb (Wayne) Wozniak of Boardman; two 
brothers, Richard (Patty) Broadwater of Mill 
Run, PA and Wayne (Kathy) Broadwater of 
Waterloo, IL and seven grandchildren.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 4:00-
6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Stark 
Memorial.

Dennis’ obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com


Thursday August 22, 2019

Nancy Lou Beavers

December 6, 1930 - August 21, 2019

Obituary

Nancy Lou Beavers, 88, of Austintown, passed 
away on Wednesday, at Caprice Health Care 
Center in North Lima.

Born December 6, 1930 in Youngstown, Nancy was 
the daughter of William and Mabel Walker 
Whetstone.

Nancy was a member of the Christian Life Church 
in Canfield. She was a homemaker but also 
assisted her late husband in managing 
apartments in California for many years. She 
was a member of the Eastern Star and Oriental 
Shrine. She loved the Lord and enjoyed going to 
church and caring for other people.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by her husband Paul Beavers, whom she married 
October 18, 1955 and died April 7, 1974; her 
brother William Whetstone and her sisters Doris 
DeNicholas and Evelyn Dominic.
Nancy is survived by her daughter Shirley 
Vandervort of Parma; her granddaughter Michelle 
(Dennis) Dietrich of Parma; and her caretaker 
and nephew Raymond (Evelyn) Moore of 
Austintown.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, 
August 25 at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel from 2:00-4:00 PM and Monday, August 26 
at Christian Life Church from 10:30 – 11:00 AM. 
A Funeral Service will be held immediately 
following at 11:00AM at the church.


Thursday August 22, 2019

Wilma B. Lanney

FEBRUARY 16, 1933 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 86)

HANOVERTON – Wilma B. Lanney, age 86 died 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic 
Akron General. She was born February 16, 1933 
in Columbiana, a daughter of the late Howard E. 
and Gertrude Mildred (Carlson) Firestone.

Wilma was an art teacher for over 20 years at 
David Anderson High School. She loved going to 
Greenford Christian Church, enjoyed golfing, 
art, drawing, gardening and was an excellent 
piano player, playing by ear. Wilma loved 
spending time with her grandkids and 
reminiscing with her old students.

Survivors include her three sons, Dennis 
(Venus) Lanney of Hanoverton, Kevin (Anabella) 
Lanney of Hanoverton and Howard (Lisa) Lanney 
of Columbiana; a brother, Ralph W. (Georgene) 
Firestone of Florida; seven grandchildren, 
Dennis Lanney Jr, of Hanoverton, Kaylen (Brad) 
Barringer, Michael Lanney, Jason (Brandy) 
Lanney, of North Carolina, Janelle (Kyle) 
Stephenson of Germany, Erin (Nicholas) Clemmer 
of Columbiana and Ian Lanney of Columbiana and 
ten great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, a sister, Lois Ann 
Firestone also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Monday, August 26, 2019 at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor John Bush officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 
25, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
Columbiana Cemetery.

Wilma’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Thursday August 22, 2019

Helen N. Roosa (Willis) Wilson

JANUARY 7, 1935 ~ AUGUST 21, 2019 (AGE 84)

  Helen N. (Willis) Roosa Wilson, age 84, of 
Alliance, went home to be with the Lord 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at her home.

  She was born January 7, 1935, in Barberton, 
Ohio, to William and Mary (Lucas) Willis.

  Helen was employed as an inspector for 12 
years at the former Royal China Company in 
Sebring until her retirement. Then after 
retiring, she worked in home health care.

  She was a member of the Alliance Baptist 
Temple.

  Helen loved to decorate, enjoyed gardening 
and her dog, Oscar.

  Survivors include her children, Candy (Rick) 
Metzgar and William (Nancy) Roosa, both of 
Alliance; seven grandchildren; ten great-
grandchildren; and sisters, Edna (Joe) Nolan 
and Shirley (Don) Haupt; and sister-in-law, Pat 
Kaminski, all of Alliance.

  In addition to her parents, Helen was 
preceded in death by her husband, Clayton 
Wilson, whom she married June 10, 1994 and who 
died October 13, 2013; daughter, Robin Roosa; 
sons, Neal Roosa and Reginald Roosa; great-
grandson, Noah Wise; and a brother, William 
Willis.

  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, 
August 24, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Lowe 
officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 1 
p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be 
at Highland Memorial Park.

  The family would like to extend a special 
thanks to the Aultman/Alliance Hospice for 
their compassionate care.

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


Wednesday August 21, 2019

Obituary
Margaret Ann "Peg" Dawson, 85 of Howland 
Township, died Monday afternoon, August 19, 
2019, at her home in Howland Glen Senior 
Apartments in Howland. She was born December 9, 
1933 in Warren, the daughter of the late Henry 
G. and Grace Edna Earhart Johnson. She had been 
a lifetime Howland-Warren area resident.

Peg was a 1951 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. She took a correspondence course 
through Blue Star LPN Nursing program. She 
worked for Dr. Pokabla, Gillettes Country Place 
and Warren General Hospital many years ago as a 
nursing secretary. She last worked for Bankers 
Life and Casualty as a secretary for over 8 
years.

Peg was a longtime member of Central Christian 
Church, where she had served as secretary many 
years ago. She had been a girl scout leader in 
Howland when her daughters were in scouts.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Jo 
(Roger) Sumpter, Sr of Warren, Diana Lynn 
Richards of Newton Falls and Donna Jean (Fred) 
Moree of Bradenton, Fla.; 8 grandchildren, 
Roger Sumpter Jr., Bryan (Caitlin) Sumpter and 
Michelle Sumpter (Greg); Kylie (Derik) Mullins, 
Jenna (Dennis) Wright and Devon, Hannah and 
Morgan Moree; 9 great grandchildren, Emily, 
Greg, Alyssa, Leah, Aiden, Emersyn, Owen, Teddy 
and Dominic; two sisters, Ruth Pfaff of Kinsman 
and Donna J. (Gary) Lewis of Warren; three 
brothers, Richard A. (Joanne) Johnson of 
Dayton, Arretas "Bud" (Toby) Johnson of 
Southington and William Johnson of San Diego 
and a sister-in-law, Sherril Nyako Johnson of 
Sanford, Fla.

Besides by her parents, three brothers, Edward, 
John and Harold "Hal" Johnson and one nephew, 
Bill Johnson have all preceded her in death.

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to 
Southern Care Hospice, especially to her nurse, 
Jason and her aide, Della for the compassionate 
and loving care shown to Peg.

Per Peg's wishes, cremation will be held and 
there will be no calling hours or services. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Obituary
Ms. Gene E. Manchester, 97

Ms. Gene E. Manchester, 97 of Alliance, 
formerly of Canfield, died Monday evening at 
Alliance Community Hospital. Gene was born 
December 24, 1921 in Ellsworth, a daughter of 
the late Warren L. and Ruth (Beardsley) 
Manchester and was a lifelong area resident. 
After graduating from high school, Gene served 
in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. 
Following her discharge from the service she 
attended Youngstown College and earned an 
associate degree in Business Administration. 
She worked as a bookkeeper for Carbonic 
Dispenser for 14 years and then for the C.F. 
Simmers Division, Canfield from 1968 until she 
retired in 1994. Gene was a member of Canfield 
Presbyterian Church, the Ellsworth Grange and 
had volunteered in various capacities in the 
area. She leaves her sister, Ora Nisbet of 
Arizona; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, 
nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, Gene was preceded in death 
by a brother, Paul Manchester and a sister, 
Esther Snyder. Private graveside services were 
held on Thursday at Canfield Village Cemetery. 
No calling hours per Gene’s wishes. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Obituary
Jacqueline Ethel Gotthardt


Jacqueline Ethel Marie (Comparetto) Gotthardt 
was born September 13, 1930 in Wellsville, Ohio 
to the late Francis and Viola Comparetto. 
Jackie passed away peacefully on August 19, 
2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by 
her sister Theresa (Comparetto) Reed and her 
brother John Comparetto. She is survived by her 
husband of 65 years, Glenn E. Gotthardt, her 
five beloved children: Jeffrey Gotthardt 
(Angela), Catherine Sheptock (Gary), Glenn A. 
Gotthardt, Elizabeth Reese (Dale), and Amy Beck 
(Greg), her nine grandchildren: Koree, Alexxa, 
Logan, Garren, Bianca, Amber, Ryley, Mitchell, 
Thomas, and four great grandchildren with one 
on the way.

Jackie and Glenn met at a Midland, PA dance 
club soon after Glenn returned from an Army 
assignment in Germany and were married a short 
6 months later. They celebrated their 65th 
wedding anniversary last year, surrounded by 
their family and the tunes of Dean Martin and 
Frank Sinatra (Jackie’s favorites). They raised 
their five children in Warren, Ohio where 
Jackie was involved in various school 
organizations and women’s card clubs. Jackie 
loved deeply and connected individually with 
each of her children, grandchildren, and great 
grandchildren. She is remembered by all of them 
for her boundless exuberance, infinite capacity 
for love, and infectious laugh (not to mention 
her famous Sicilian sausage bread).

Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 
24th at Lane Canfield Chapel 65 N Broad Street 
Canfield, OH from 10AM to 12PM followed by a 
service at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests donations to Diehl Lake Building Fund 
in her memory.

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Gary L. Franklin Sr.

MARCH 13, 1949 ~ AUGUST 20, 2019 (AGE 70)

SALEM – Gary L. Franklin, Sr., age 70 died at 
6:50 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home. 
He was born March 13, 1949 in Salem, the son of 
the late Charles and Evelyn (Bradley) Franklin.

Gary worked at GM Lordstown as an assembler for 
33 years. He was a 1968 graduate of Salem High 
School, a member of The Salem Club and Salem 
Historical Society.

Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 
during the Vietnam War.

His wife, Marian Ethel (Peach) Franklin, whom 
he married May 8, 1993 preceded him in death 
February 6, 2005.

Survivors include a son, Gary L. Franklin Jr. 
of Salem; three stepsons, Ray Stalnaker of 
Virginia Beach, VA, Lonnie Stalnaker of Salem 
and Edward James Boron of Salem; a daughter, 
Gayle Franklin of Salem; a stepdaughter, Yvette 
Kuntscher of San Antonio, TX; 16 
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and 
three sisters, Gwen (Tim) Davis of Salem, 
Sherry (Tom) Smith of Lisbon and Debbie Goodman 
of Salem.

Besides his parents and wife, a daughter, 
Evelyn Spence and a sister, Barbara Little 
preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 
the funeral home. Burial will be at Hope 
Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard will follow at the cemetery.

Gary’s obituary may be viewed, and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Janice L O'Connor

June 27, 1944 - August 11, 2019


Obituary

Janice L. O’Connor, age 75, of Warren, formerly 
of Frederick, Maryland, passed away Sunday, 
August 11, 2019 at her residence in the company 
of family and friends.

Janice was born June 27, 1944 in Frederick, MD 
to the late LeRoy B. and Evelyn C. (Staley) 
Cutsail. She was a graduate of Frederick High 
School. She had pursued several careers during 
her many years in Frederick. In Ohio, she spent 
nearly every day at her daughters needlework 
shop.

Janice moved to the Warren area six years ago. 
She loved cooking and sharing recipes. She also 
enjoyed gardening, stitching and was an avid 
reader. She was a member of the Youngstown Area 
Chapter of EGA and the Stan Hywet Needlework 
Guild and Textile Conservation team. She was 
also a fan of British mysteries, comedies and 
historic drama series on TV. Her favorite trips 
were to East Coast beaches, the Great Lakes and 
the Chesapeake Bay.

Janice is survived by her daughter and son-in-
law, Julia (Woodward) and Christopher Kerner of 
Warren. She will also be missed by her kitties.

Besides her parents, Janice is preceded in 
death by her companion of many years, John 
VanCleef, Jr.

A memorial service celebrating Janice’s life 
will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28 in 
Warren at the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel.

The family offers their thanks to the nurses 
and staff at Hospice of the Valley and to the 
doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the 
St. Joseph Warren Hospital Cancer Center who's 
caring and compassion knew no bounds.

While flowers are welcome, memorial donations 
may also be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. 
Range Rd. Canfield, Ohio 44406.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Robert John Love

August 30, 1974 - August 20, 2019


ROBERT'S OBITUARY

Robert John Love, 44, of Salem, died at 7:59 
A.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in the Emergency 
Room of Salem Regional Medical Center following 
an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are 
pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Reta McDonald

JULY 9, 1956 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 63)

ALLIANCE – Reta McDonald, age 63, formerly of 
Salem, passed away at 11:51 a.m. Monday, August 
19, 2019 at Aultman Alliance Community 
Hospital. She was born July 9, 1956 in Salem, 
the daughter of the late Charles L. and Joann 
H. (Woods) Smith.

Reta was a 1975 graduate of Salem High School.

Her husband, Rex Allen McDonald whom she 
married June 7, 1976 preceded her in death May 
10, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond (Emily) 
McDonald of Canton and Russell (Lynda) McDonald 
of Alliance; one daughter, Rhonda McDonald of 
Salem; one sister, Lynn Bush of Colorado 
Springs, CO; three brothers, Charles “Chip” 
(Judy) Smith of Salem, Larry Smith of Niles and 
Paul (Pat) Smith of Lady Lake, FL; and nine 
grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a sister, 
Janie Six and a brother, Jay Smith also 
preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug DeMar officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 
Grandview Cemetery.

Reta’s obituary may be viewed and condolences 
sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


Tuesday August 20, 2019

Charles "Ben" Hostetter

APRIL 30, 1941 ~ AUGUST 18, 2019 (AGE 78)

East Palestine - Charles “Ben” Hostetter, 78, 
of East Palestine, died, Sunday, August 18, 
2019 at his home.

Charles was born April 30, 1941, a son the of 
the late Fred and Ruth Finch Hostetter.

He worked as a dairy farmer, was a member of 
the First Church of Christ, East Palestine and 
served in the U.S. Army.

Charles is survived by his daughter, April 
(Danny) Rummel of East Palestine; two sisters, 
Lila (Charles) Scheffel of Vermilion, Autumn 
(Roderick) Huron of Cincinnati; a brother, 
Richard Hostetter of Los Fresnos, TX; two 
grandsons and two great grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
on Friday August 23, 2019 at Crest Haven 
Memorial Gardens, New Waterford with Mr. Robert 
Helbeck, Minister officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to 
Community Hospice, 716 Commerical Avenue SW New 
Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

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

Donations may be made to:

Community Hospice
716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia OH 
44663


Monday August 19, 2019

Virginia "Ginny" M. Sox

APRIL 4, 1930 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 89)

SALEM – Virginia “Ginny” M. Sox, age 89, passed 
away at 8:15 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 at 
the Courtyard of Lexington. She was born April 
4, 1930 in Mogadore, the daughter of the late 
Ralph and Bessie (Griggy) Martin.

Virginia worked at the Salem High School as a 
cashier. She was a member of the Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church and a 1949 graduate of Salem 
High School.

Survivors include her husband, John Sox whom 
she married April 26, 1952; one daughter, 
Marcie Yuhaniak of Salem; Julie (Trevor) 
Frazier and Joshua Nutter whom she raised as 
her own; 3 grandchildren, Kellee and John 
(Kara) Yuhaniak and Isabella Frazier; one great 
grandson, Luke Yuhaniak; two sisters and one 
brother.

Besides her parents, a daughter, Debra Sox 
Humberston and one sister also preceded her in 
death.

A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 
August 22, 2019 at the Grandview Cemetery 
Chapel with Rev. Alan Smearsoll officiating. 
Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. No 
calling hours will be held.

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

Virginia’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.


Sunday August 18, 2019

John "Jack" E. Campbell

October 20, 1938 - August 15, 2019

Obituary

John “Jack” E. Campbell, 80, passed away on 
August 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Memorial 
Hospital. Jack was born in Warren on October 
20, 1938 to John B. & Margaret (Groff) 
Campbell. He was a lifelong resident of the 
area. 

After serving his country in Army, Jack became 
a meat cutter spending his career working for 
Kroger and eventually Giant Eagle before 
retiring. 

In 1960, Jack was united in marriage to the 
former Joan A. Messersmith who preceded him in 
death in 1999. 

Jack was a member of St. Peter & Paul Byzantine 
Catholic Church where he was involved with the 
Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of 
VFW Post 1090. 

Jack was an avid sports fan, and lover of 
western movies and TV shows. He cheered for the 
Cleveland Browns and Indians, OSU Buckeyes and 
the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He also was 
frequently found on the golf course. Whether it 
was in local golf leagues at Candywood or 
Riverview golf courses and multiple golf 
vacations to Myrtle Beach with family. However, 
Jack’s greatest passion was his family. He was 
a devoted and loving “Pops” to his 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will 
be missed dearly. 

Visitation for Jack will be held on Wednesday 
August 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. A 
graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on 
Thursday August 22, 2019 in the mausoleum at 
Crown Hill Burial Park; 3966 Warren-Sharon 
Road, Vienna. 

Jack is survived by his sons: John (Kathy) 
Campbell and their son Zachary, Cary (Jude) 
Campbell and their son Spencer (Marina) and 
their children Allegra & Evelina and their 
daughter Anjelica and Michael Campbell and his 
daughter Kayla. Besides his wife, Jack was 
preceded in death by his parents and sister 
Caroline Dorff. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded 
Warrior Project.


Saturday August 17, 2019

Mary Jane Bock

DECEMBER 5, 1936 ~ AUGUST 17, 2019(AGE 82)


Mary Jane Bock, 82, died August 17, 2019 at her 
residence surrounded by her family.

Mary Jane was born December 5, 1936 in East 
Palestine, a daughter of the late, James and 
Mable (Faulk) Foster.

Mary Jane was a 1955 graduate of East Palestine 
High School.

She was a homemaker, who with her husband 
operated the family farm for 54 years.

Mary Jane was a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, and sister.  She was a member of 
Winona Friends Church and the Columbiana County 
Farm Bureau.

Her husband, Frederick W. Bock Sr. , whom she 
married September 11, 1965, died  June 9, 2019.

She is survived by three sons, Larry (Jodie) 
Bock of Hanoverton, Frederick (Gayla) Bock Jr. 
of Salem and Adam (Ann) Bock of Salem; one 
sister, Hanna Paine of North Carolina; four 
brothers, Harry (Virginia) Foster, Butch 
(Karen) Foster, Tex Foster; and Jim (Becky) 
Foster all of East Palestine; and seven 
grandchildren, Andrew, Lea, Rebecca, Adrienne, 
Julia, Adison and Jessica.

Besides her parents and husband; two brothers, 
Dick and Chuck Foster; two sisters, Sally 
Foster, and Donna Richey; a grandson, Anderson 
Bock preceded her in death.

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Winona Friends 
Church with Rev. Dan Hepner officiating. 
Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Stark Memorial. 
Burial will be at North Georgetown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be 
made to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St., 
Salem, OH 44460.

Mary Jane’s obituary may be viewed, and 
condolences sent online at 
www.starkmemorial.com.

 

Donations may be made to:

Community Hospice-Salem
2341 E. State St., Suite B, Salem OH 44460



Saturday August 17, 2019

Obituary
James S. Mineo, 76 

James S. Mineo, 76 of Columbiana, passed away 
peacefully August 16th at his home, surrounded 
by his family. Jim was born October 8, 1942, in 
Youngstown, a son of the late Sam and Madeline 
(Patrone) Mineo. He spent his youth working and 
delivering flowers in the family business, 
Boulevard Flowers. A 1960 South High School 
graduate, he attended Youngstown State 
University, earning a BS in Business 
Administration in 1965. He was President of the 
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and he went on to 
serve as Chapter Advisor for many years. In 
1974, he earned and MBA in Marketing and 
Management from YSU. 
Following his 1965 marriage to Judith Cornelli, 
he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 
the United States Air Force in 1966. While 
stationed at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam as 
an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, he was 
responsible for the KC-135 tankers and the B-52 
bomber aircrafts in support of the Vietnam War. 
On his return to the states, he joined the 
staff at Youngstown State University, serving 
first as a Purchasing Agent and ultimately 
Director of Purchasing. Jim was also an adjunct 
instructor, teaching courses in Marketing and 
Industrial Purchasing. He continued his 
commitment to YSU, following his 1996 
retirement, facilitating land purchases for 
future growth and development of the 
University. 
Jim was a committed public servant, offering 
his special skills to many organizations. He 
was a member of the Youngstown Rotary, served 
on both the St. Elizabeth’s Center Procurement 
Board and the Wick Neighbors Association. He 
was also both Secretary and Treasurer of the 
National Association of Educational Buyers. 
Jim and Judy spent many special summers on 
Berlin Lake. Jim held the office of both 
Treasurer and Vice President of the Berlin Lake 
Association, in an effort to promote 
recreational value and assets of using the Lake 
and surrounding park. 
Jim was a member of First Presbyterian Church 
of Youngstown, where he was a member of Session 
and the Chairman of the Building and Grounds 
Committee. Jim was always ready to volunteer – 
his favorites included the Thanksgiving Dinner 
and decorating the sanctuary for Christmas and 
Easter. 
Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, 
Judith; his son Matthew Mineo (Amanda) of 
Boardman, and his daughter Michelle Mineo 
(Peter Scott) and his three cherished 
grandsons, Evan, Chad and Drew, all of 
Columbus. He is also survived by his brother, 
Ken Mineo of Poland. 
A Memorial Service will be held at First 
Presbyterian of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave. on 
Saturday August 24, 2019. Family and friends 
may pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 
a.m. and are invited to stay for noon Memorial 
Service. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

Saturday August 17, 2019

Obituary
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Woodford, 69 of Champion 
Township, died Friday afternoon, August 16, 
2019, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. 
She was born January 23, 1950 in Akron, the 
daughter of her beloved parents, Kenneth Earl 
and W. Dolores Beaver Chandler. 

Sandy was a 1968 graduate of Champion High 
School. Prior to starting a family, she worked 
in medical records at Trumbull Memorial and 
Warren General Hospitals. When her children 
were older, she worked as office manager for 
Dr, Maggiano for many years and retired after 
over 23 years 
with Dr. M. Rammohan, as office manager. She 
always enjoyed her interaction with the 
patients and had a passion to serve people. 

Sandy loved spending time with her family and 
was an avid "cat person". 

Sandy is survived by her husband of 49 years, 
David Allen Woodford, whom she married April 
11, 1970; one son, Duane T. Woodford of 
Columbus; one daughter, Debra (Richard) Day of 
Austintown; two brothers, Pastor Tom Chandler 
of Crossville, Tenn. and James "Jimmy Turtle" 
(Kathy) Chandler of Hilliard; one sister, 
Sharon (Tom) Nutt of Lordstown; several nieces 
and nephews and her furbaby, Little Sam and her 
granddogs, Zeus and Mace. 

Sandy was preceded in death by her cherished 
cats, Brandy, PeeWee, Angel, Cleo and Sambo. 

The family extends their very special 
appreciation to Elizabeth and Brayden, whose 
loving care and kindness brought Sandy many 
smiles of happiness. 

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where 
the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. 
until the 2 p.m. service time. Burial will be 
at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 70 W. 
Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236. 
Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com

Saturday August 17, 2019

Obituary
Alice Clare Woofter, 99 of Mecca Township, died 
Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at Windsor 
House of Champion. She was born January 24, 
1920 in New Lyme, Ohio the daughter of the late 
Carl Tuckerman Hubbard and Grace Klumph 
Hubbard. She was a Mecca Township resident 
since 1941. 

Alice was a 1938 graduate of New Lyme-Deming 
High School. She worked for 20 years as the 
secretary at the high school in Maplewood Local 
School District, retiring in 1980. She was also 
a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and 
grandmother. 

Alice was a longtime member of West Mecca 
United Methodist Church (until its closing), 
where she volunteered as church organist for 21 
years. She sponsored Native American children 
for many years, through the Child Fund 
International. She was a founding and 50 year 
member of the Mecca Travel Club. Alice enjoyed 
hiking in the woods, picnicing and feeding and 
watching the birds. 

She is survived by one daughter, Rita G. (John) 
Hottell of Aurora, Ohio; one son, Curtis H. 
(Karen) Woofter of West Mecca; five 
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 

Her husband of 71 years, Karl Richard "Dick" 
Woofter, whom she married June 21, 1941 
preceded her in death in 2012. One daughter, 
Tamara Kay Woofter died in infancy and three 
brothers, Robert, Roger and Morrison Hubbard 
and four sisters, Alberta Otto, Lucille 
Woodruff, Ella Gene Wright and Carleita Bower 
all have also preceded in death. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on 
the last Saturday in August (August 31, 2019) 
at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel in Cortland. Cremation will be held and 
burial will be at East Mecca Township Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be made to the Salvation Army Warren Citadel, 
270 Franklin St. SE, Warren,OH 44481 or to the 
Warren Family Mission, 361 Elm Rd. NE, 
Warren,OH 44483. Online condolences may be made 
to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Friday August 16, 2019

Matthew A. Brown

JULY 27, 1981 ~ AUGUST 15, 2019 (AGE 38)

Matthew A. Brown, age 38, of Alliance passed 
away Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Aultman 
Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center.

  He was born July 27, 1981, in Alliance, Ohio, 
to Larry A. Brown and Kathi (Steineck) Utsler.

  Matthew Brown lovingly referred to as 
“Brownie” by many, was a loyal, loving husband, 
brother, son, uncle and friend to many.

  Matt had a lot of passions in life. He had a 
fulfilling career at MAC Trailer as a Top 3 
Tier Welder for nearly 8 years. He took immense 
pride and care in his work. He was a show 
director as well as working tirelessly to 
maintain and execute flawless truck shows for 
MAC Trailer year after year.

  Matt loved the outdoors, fishing, and taking 
walks with his wife and dog, Bugsy. He just 
loved to be in nature.

  Matts No. 1 attribute was his loyalty; 
loyalty to his wife, family friends and career. 
He was a man of his word and his integrity was 
immeasurable. Matt was an easy going, laid 
back, kind, generous, helpful man who made 
friends wherever he went in life. He will be 
missed by many.

  Survivors include his wife, Hope (Webler) 
Brown whom he married July 26, 2003; mother, 
Kathi Utsler; father, Larry Brown; stepmother, 
Beth Brown; stepbrother, Nick Brienza; sister, 
Tiffany Goddard; niece, Jalyn Goddard; and two 
nephews, Drew Goddard and Alex Goddard.

  Matt was preceded in death by grandparents, 
Donald and Rose Brown and Harry Steineck.

  Per Matthew’s request no services will be 
held.

  Matt’s family would like to thank, Dr. Andrew 
Sloan and staff at University Hospitals, Dr. 
Goel, Dr. Burnett, Dr. Trehan, Dr. Tawill, Dr. 
Kobe and staff at Aultman Hospital, Dr. Marsh 
and Staff at Woodlawn Compassionate Care, 
Brandi Hahn, care coordinator and angel, Jackie 
Shank PA and staff at Alliance Family Health 
and MAC Trailer Staff and Crew.

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


Friday August 16, 2019

Obituary
Leonard W. Yochman, 85 

Leonard W. Yochman, 85 of Diamond, died early 
Friday morning at Washington Square Nursing 
Home, Warren. Leonard was born November 24, 
1933 in Diamond, a son of the late John and 
Mary Yochman and was a lifelong area resident. 
He graduated from Jackson Milton High School 
and served in the United States Army. Leonard 
was a machine repairman for Peerless Electric 
for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. He leaves 
his former wife, Arlene; two sons, Joseph L. 
(Robin) Yochman of Diamond, Michael J. Yochman 
of Thailand; one daughter, Jennifer A. (Kermit) 
Lassen of Charlotte, North Carolina; five 
grandchildren, Michael J., Nicholas (Casey), 
Jacob (Lisa), Douglas, Logan and one great 
grandson, Xavier. Leonard also leaves a sister, 
Eleanor Benich of Newton Falls. Besides his 
parents, he was preceded in death by 15 
brothers and sisters. Friends may call on 
Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 
followed by a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. 

Friday August 16, 2019

Obituary
Howard J. Jones, 94 of Brookfield, died 
Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at Heritage 
Manor in Liberty. He was born June 16, 1925 in 
Sharpsville, Pa. the son of the late Stanley H. 
and Vinnia Irene Fisher Jones. 

Howard was a 1943 graduate of Sharpsville (Pa.) 
High School and a1947 graduate of Deforrest's 
Electronic Training, a DeVry school in Chicago. 
He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II 
from 1943-46 aboard the SS Jane Long, SS 
William H. Webb and the SS Joseph M. Medill in 
the European and Pacific Theaters and the 
Philippine Liberation campaign. He retired from 
Sharon Westinghouse Transformer Division, where 
he worked as a transformer tester and an 
electronic serviceman. 

After retirement, he and his wife, Pauline, 
moved to Rotonda West, Fla. and later to North 
Port, Fla. Howard was a member of St. John's 
Episcopal Church in Sharon, a life member of 
VFW Post No. 10476 in Rotonda West, Fla. and a 
past member of Zem Zem Wheel Patrol in Erie, 
Pa. Howard was a member of Hartford Jerusalem 
Lodge No.19, was a 32nd degree mason and a 
member of Aut Mori Grotto in Youngstown, where 
he was a grotto clown from 1970-1985 as KoKo 
the Clown. Howard performed in circuses, one 
being the Aut Mori Circus in Struthers, parades 
and children's pediatric units in hospitals. He 
was a member of Clowns of America. 

Howard had been an active member of the Navy 
Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he served in many 
capacities, including commander. He enjoyed 
boating, fishing, golfing and bowling. He and 
Pauline enjoyed traveling and they went on many 
cruises. After 22 years in Florida, they moved 
back to Brookfield, Ohio to be near family. 

Howard is survived by his wife of over 72 
years, Pauline Sees Jones, whom he married 
January 1, 1947; one daughter, Linda Lee (Kit) 
Marty of Medina and three sons, Larry P. 
(Terri) Jones of Masury, Gary S. (Barbara) 
Jones of Hubbard and Howard D. (Patty) Jones of 
Baltic, Conn.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great 
grandchildren. 

Besides by his parents, four brothers, Stanley, 
Donald, Edwin and Bobby Jones have all preceded 
him in death. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 
p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel in Brookfield. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. 
John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, Pa., with 
The Rev. Adam Trambley officiating. Burial will 
be at Brookfield Township Cemetery, where 
military honors will be accorded. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. 
John’s Episcopal Church food pantry, 226 W. 
State St., Sharon, Pa. 16146. Online 
condolences may be made to the family and the 
obituary viewed at www.madaszchapel.com

Friday August 16, 2019

Obituary

Joseph James DeSantis, 78 

Joseph J. DeSantis, 78 of Boardman died early 
Thursday morning at his residence. Joseph was 
born August 21, 1940 in Youngstown, a son of 
the late Ottavio and Theresa (Evangelist) 
DeSantis and was a lifelong area resident. 

He graduated from Wilson High School in 1958 
and served in the United States Army. He had 
been a coordinator for General Motors, 
Lordstown for 36 years, until he retired. 

Joseph leaves his wife, the former Jennie Heid, 
whom he married August 28, 1964; a daughter, 
Amanda Jean DeSantis of Canfield; three sons, 
Raymond Theodore Morain of Oklahoma, Matthew 
Joseph DeSantis of Hubbard, Adam Douglas 
DeSantis of Boardman; five grandchildren, Sean, 
Nicole, Taylor, Jonathon and Nathan and two 
sisters, Marlene DiThomas of California and 
Delores Matyi of Cleveland. 

Besides his parents, Jospeh was preceded in 
death by his twin brother, John Michael 
DeSantis.

 There will be no calling hours or services per 
Joseph’s wishes. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Canfield Chapel. 


Thursday August 15, 2019

Elizabeth Louise Roller

March 24, 1934 - August 14, 2019

Obituary

Elizabeth Louise Roller, 85 

There will be a memorial service 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday_at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield 
Chapel for Elizabeth Louise Roller, 85 of 
Canfield who died 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 
Assumption Village. 

Elizabeth, known as Betty Lou was born March 
24, 1934 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Nicholas and Elizabeth (Kollat) Ferrelli and 
was a lifelong area resident. 

She received her nursing degree from 
theYoungstown Hospital Association and had been 
a nurse at both South Side and North Side 
Hospitals until she retired to raise her 
family. 

Betty Lou leaves her husband, Warren Roller 
whom she married September 24, 1955; two 
daughters, Lydia Louise Olsavsky and Heather 
(Thomas) Fares; four grandchildren, David 
Olsavsky, Thomas (Jessica) Fares, Jr., Nicholas 
Fares, Elizabeth Olsavsky and four great-
grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by a sister, Marie Popson. 

Friends may call 2:00 p.m.until 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday followed by a memorial service at 4:00 
p.m.

Thursday August 15, 2019

Michael David Koloskee

December 1, 1975 - August 9, 2019

Obituary

CLEVELAND: Michael D. Koloskee, 43, passed away 
unexpectedly at Metro Health Medical Center on 
August 9, 2019. Mike was born in Warren on 
December 1, 1975 to George & Joan (Horvath) 
Koloskee. After graduating in 1994 from Warren 
G. Harding High School, Mike went on to 
graduate with his BBA from Ohio State 
University. 

Ten years ago, he settled in Cleveland where he 
was the manager/sommelier for Dante’s 
Restaurant. He loved fine dining whether he was 
preparing the meal or just enjoying a nice 
glass of wine, it made him a natural in the 
restaurant business. 

He was very athletic and went for a daily jog. 
Mike was also feeling the excitement of home 
ownership with the recent purchase of his first 
house. However, and most importantly, Mike will 
be remembered as a loving brother, caring 
nephew and great friend. 

A memorial service for Mike will be held at 
2:00 p.m. on Friday August 17, 2018 at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren 
where friends may visit for one hour prior to 
the service. 

Mike is survived by his brother Mark Koloskee, 
his aunt & uncle Jeanne & Frank Feo, his uncle 
William Horvath, and many other relatives and 
friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father in 2002 
and his mother in 1991.


Thursday August 15, 2019

Betty Charlene Cook

March 3, 1933 - August 13, 2019

Obituary

Betty “Charlene” Cook, 86, entered into glory 
on August 13, 2019. Charlene was born on March 
3, 1933 in Warren to Charles & Lena (Froman) 
Paul, Sr. Charlene graduated from Howland High 
School. 

Her love for the Lord was a part of her daily 
life. She was a member of First Baptist Church 
of Niles since 1950. Charlene had a beautiful 
voice and loved to sing. She was a member of 
the church choir for 65 years, often performing 
solos. Charlene served as a Sunday School & 
Vacation Bible School teacher for the 
preschoolers for many years. She was also a 
part of the adult Sunday school class and 
Women’s Missionary Fellowship. 
Charlene entertained and lead singing for her 
fellow residents of The Manor at Autumn Hill. 

She leaves behind several cousins and many 
cherished friends. Charlene was preceded in 
death by her husband Joseph “Joe” Cook, her 
daughter Deborah Mauro, her sister Clover 
Allan, and her brothers Chuck, Jack, Dwight and 
Glen Paul. 

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 
August 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren where 
friends may visit for one hour prior to the 
service. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 
be made to the First Baptist Church of Niles 
Building Fund.


Thursday August 15, 2019

John J. Yuhaniak

OCTOBER 13, 1931 ~ AUGUST 13, 2019(AGE 87)

Salem-

John J. Yuhaniak, 87, died Tuesday August 13, 
2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation 
Center after a brief illness.

He was born October 13, 1931 in Amsterdam, 
Ohio, the youngest of five sons of Thomas and 
Mary Yuhaniak.  The family moved to Salem in 
1933, and he was a 1949 graduate of Salem High 
School.

John was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army 
during the Korean Conflict.  He was stationed 
at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C., where he met 
his wife Donna.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.  
John loved music, especially polkas.

He also loved spending time with his family and 
enjoyed many visits with them at Walt Disney 
World.  He retired in 2009 from Lincoln Machine 
Company as a co-owner with his brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the 
former Donna Lorraine Elkins, whom he married 
September 14, 1955; three children, Terri 
Yuhaniak of Stow, John Michael Yuhaniak of 
Salem, and Nancy (Brian) Rapp of Granville, 
Ohio; five grandchildren, John Jr., Glenn, 
Paul, Kellee, and Joseph; a great-grandson, 
Luke; and a brother, Alex (Bea) Yuhaniak of 
Salem.

 

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death 
by three brothers, Leonard, Joseph, and Thomas 
Yuhaniak; and a sister-in-law, Virginia 
Yuhaniak.

A graveside service will be held, Monday, 
August 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery 
Chapel, with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating.  
Military Honors will be provided by the Salem 
Honor Guard.

Friends and family will be received Monday from 
10:00- 11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial.

The family thanks the staff at Brookdale of 
Salem for their excellent care.

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


Wednesday August 14, 2019

Margaret Ann Eckels

September 3, 1938 - August 12, 2019


Obituary

ARGARET ANN ECKELS AGE 80	
	North Jackson- A Memorial Mass will be 
held at 10am Monday August 19, at Our Lady of 
Lebanon Shrine in North Jackson for Margaret 
Eckels who died Monday at her residence. 
Margaret was born September 3, 1938 in 
Johnstown PA the daughter of Joseph Hayden and 
Margaret (Byland) Sherry. 

Margaret was a member of Our Lady Of Lebanon 
Shrine and Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic 
Church in North Jackson. She was very active in 
both parishes helping with dinners. 

She is survived by her children; Jake (Patty) 
Eckels of North Jackson, Kathryn Ann Beatty of 
North Jackson, Jacqueline (Ray) Budrevich of 
Niles , Rebecca Lynn (Kevin) Hood of North 
Jackson, grandchildren David Alexander Beatty 
and Brittney Lindsey Beatty. Margaret is also 
survived by her sister Mary Gallo of Nicktown 
PA. and brother Paul Sherry of Clymer PA. She 
was preceded in death by her husband William 
whom she married October 31, 1964, who died 
October 6, 2013 her parents and brother John 
Sherry. 

The Eckels family request in lieu of flowers 
donations be made to the Shrine in Margaret’s 
memory.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

William M. Downey

July 22, 1926 - August 13, 2019

Obituary

William Michael Downey, 93, died Tuesday night, 
Aug. 13, 2019, at his home in North Lima. 

He was born July 22, 1926, the son of James 
Patrick and Julia Welsh Downey. He was their 
sixth son and ninth child and at the time of 
his birth he was recognized as the biggest baby 
born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Youngstown. 
He spent his boyhood on baseball diamonds 
throughout the city. He played shortstop and 
often participated as the youngest player on 
many teams. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
Anxious to join his brothers and sister in the 
war effort, he enlisted as soon as he could. He 
was training in California for overseas when 
the war ended, and he was discharged in July 
1946. 

After the war, he attended Shepherd College 
(University) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 
where he continued playing baseball. He 
graduated in 1951. His baseball career included 
a tryout and signing with the Philadelphia 
Athletics. He played in the minor leagues. 

While at Shepherd College, he met Virginia 
Higgs of Hyattsville, Maryland. They were 
married June 14, 1952, and spent their early 
married years in Washington, D.C. 

He earned his teaching certificate and taught 
social studies and physical education at 
Surrattsville High School, Clinton, Maryland. 
He later joined the administration for Prince 
George’s County Schools, Maryland, working as 
assistant supervisor for transportation and 
helping oversee the largest school bus fleet in 
the nation. 

In 1959, he and his young family moved to their 
home on the Chesapeake Bay in Franklin Manor, 
Maryland. He was active in neighborhood events 
and enjoyed many years of boating, crabbing, 
and hosting extended family in the bayside 
community. He was a longtime member of Our Lady 
of Sorrows, Owensville, Maryland. He and 
Virginia moved to Shepherd of the Valley, 
Poland (North Lima), in October 2017. 

He is survived by Virginia, his wife of 67 
years; three daughters, Nancy J. Spinney of 
Solomons Island, MD, Kathleen V. Terreri of 
Lake Milton, and Anne-Marie Downey of Boardman; 
his son-in-law, Daniel J. Terreri of Lake 
Milton; eight beloved grandchildren, Matt 
(Ashley) Spinney of Lusby, MD, Michael (Sheida) 
Spinney of Philadelphia, Kyle (Faith) Terreri 
of North Jackson, Danielle (Shawn) Fallon of 
Powell, Jillian (Zachary) Zimmer of Madeira, 
Claire Tinkler of Columbus, Patrick Tinkler of 
Columbus, and Laura Rose Tinkler of Boardman, 
and eight great-grandchilden. 

He also is survived by his brother- and sister-
in-law Donald and Grace (Day) Higgs of 
Dunwoody, Ga.; brother- and sister-in-law Gerry 
and Debby Higgs of Gainesville, Va; and many 
nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his 
brothers, James (Bud), Donald, John (Jack), 
Edward and Patrick, and his sisters Rose Mary 
Sadler, Kathleen Elenz and Julie Glenellen. 

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. 
until 9:45 a.m. at St. Christine Parish, 3165 
S. Schenley, Youngstown, followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in 
his name to local food banks or the Salvation 
Army.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

Norman B. Esterly

July 11, 1930 - August 12, 2019

Obituary

Funeral services celebrating the life of Norman 
B. Esterly Jr., 89, will be held at 1 PM 
Thursday, August 15, at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel.

 Norman passed away Monday morning, August 12, 
2019 at Omni Manor. He was born July 11, 1930 
in Columbiana, Ohio the son of Norman B. Sr. 
and Bessie (Greenawalt) Esterly.

 He was a graduate of Columbiana High School 
class of 1951 and served as in the Antiaircraft 
division of the US Army during the Korean War. 
Norman retired as a High Lift Driver with NRM 
in Columbiana. He was a member of the former 
Mahoning United Methodist Church. 

His wife the former Isabel June Davis, whom he 
married July 22, 1976, passed away January 29, 
2016.

 Norman leaves his son Timothy E. Esterly and 
his wife Karen of Boardman, two grandchildren, 
Benjamin Esterly and his wife Cayleigh, and 
Emily Esterly, one great granddaughter, Adeline 
Mae Esterly, and one niece Melodee Johnson.

 Besides his parents, Norman was preceded in 
death by one brother, Merle Esterly, and two 
sisters, Lois Hivley and an infant sister Hazel 
Esterly. 

Friends may call from 12 noon until 1 PM 
Thursday at the Lane Funeral Home Canfield 
Chapel were services will begin at 1 PM.


Wednesday August 14, 2019

William J. Wheatley

DECEMBER 23, 1940 ~ AUGUST 13, 2019 (AGE 78)

Salem- William J. Wheatley, 78, died Tuesday, 
August 13, 2019 at his residence surrounded by 
his family.

He was born December 23, 1940 in Minerva, a son 
of the late Charles A. and Naomi (Gross) 
Wheatley.  Bill last worked at Miller Holzworth 
and previously at Warren Molded Plastics.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His wife Mary Jo (Ezzi) Wheatley, whom he 
married April 21, 1959, died Oct. 7, 2007.

Survivors include six daughters, Lori J. 
(Angelo) Wardell of Dennison, and Linda (Craig) 
Bowling , Lisa M. (Mark) Hott, Leslie A. 
(Michael) Cover, Liane S. Laizure and Larissa 
L. (Bob Lewis) Wheatley all of Salem; 16 
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one 
brother, Alvin Wheatley of Salem.

Besides his parents and wife, Bill was preceded 
in death by one sister, Wilda Burtcher; and one 
brother, Ronald Wheatley.

Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at 
Stark Memorial with the Rev. Claye Folger 
officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview 
Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held Friday 
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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


Wednesday August 14, 2019

Cheryl S. Durm

APRIL 19, 1946 ~ AUGUST 19, 2019 (AGE 73)

  Cheryl S. Durm, age 73, of Alliance, passed 
away at 11:35 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 
her home.

  She was born April 19, 1946 in Alliance, Ohio 
to Arthur and Ruth Miller.

  Cheryl was a high school graduate and 
formerly employed as a nurse’s assistant at 
various nursing homes in the area.

  She enjoyed playing bingo and going shopping. 
She was a member of the former Fraternal Order 
of Eagles Auxiliary Post 2174 and the DAV Post 
No. 50, both in Alliance.

  Survivors include her daughter, Brenda L. 
(Roger) Wade of Littleton, West Virginia; son, 
Brian S. Durm of Alliance; three grandsons, two 
granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; 
sister, Stacia Wilson and brother, Larry 
Miller, both of Alliance; and several nieces 
and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; 
husband, Jerry L. Durm whom she married May 28, 
1966 and who died March 29, 2005; and three 
brothers.

  Family will receive friends from 11-Noon 
Saturday, August 17th at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home.  Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Carolyn A. Reed

September 25, 1935 - August 8, 2019

Obituary

Carolyn A. Reed, 83, passed away on August 8, 
2019 at O’Brien Memorial Health Care Center. 
Carolyn was born on September 25, 1935 in 
Clarksburg, WV to John & Carolyn (Vingle) 
Tylus. 

On September 18, 1955, Carolyn was united in 
marriage to Thomas Reed, Sr. who preceded her 
in death on January 30, 1995. 

She spent her career working as a receptionist 
for American Welding. 

When Carolyn wasn’t working, she was frequently 
found enjoying the bright lights of the casino. 
Whether she was betting on the horse races or 
at the craps table, Carolyn was sure to be 
smiling and having fun. However, she will be 
remembered most for being a loving wife and 
mother. 

A memorial service for Carolyn will be held at 
12:00 p.m. on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, 
where friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. prior to the service. 

Carolyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-
law Thomas Jr. & Denise Reed as well as many 
nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she 
was preceded in death by her parents and 
sisters: Bernadette, Minehart, Bernice 
Poniewasz, Mary Ferdeber and Adeline 
Brzezinski.



Tuesday August 13, 2019

Virginia I. Shaffer

December 9, 1942 - August 11, 2019

Obituary

Virginia I. Shaffer, 76, passed at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center on August 11, 2019. 
Virginia was born on December 9, 1942 in 
Burghill to Abe & Florence (Chamberlain) 
McKay. 

On February 23, 1962, Virginia was united in 
marriage to William Lee Shaffer, Sr who 
survives. 

She spent her career working as a press 
operator for Target Stamping in Kinsman; 
retiring after 28 years in October of 2004. 

Private services will be held. 
Besides her husband of 57 years, Virginia is 
survived by her children Christina (Gerardo) 
Pleasant and Walter A. Shaffer; 6 
grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her 
brother Robert McKay and her sister Nancy 
Varner. She was preceded in death by her 
children William L. Shaffer, Jr and Cynthia L. 
Coons, her brother LeRoy McKay, her sisters 
Grace McKay and Margaret Seckler and her 
parents. 

Memorial Donations can be directed to the 
American Cancer Society.


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Robert L. Sponsler

November 9, 1934 - August 10, 2019


Obituary

: Robert L. Sponsler, Sr., 84, passed away at 
his home on August 10, 2019. Robert was born on 
November 9, 1934 in Reedsville, WV to Hudson & 
Martha (Good) Sponsler. 

On October 17, 1955, Robert united in marriage 
to the former Shirley Hamrick, who survives. 

Robert spent his career working assembly for GM 
before his retirement. 

A true outdoorsman, Robert was routinely found 
in his gardens, on the lake fishing and in the 
woods hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking, and 
turning unfinished chunks of trees into 
beautiful wooden items. His outgoing and 
talkative personality lent him to make friends 
wherever he went. However, Robert will be 
remembered most as a loving husband, father, 
grandfather and brother. 

Cremation has taken place and there will be no 
formal services. 

Besides his wife of 63 years, Robert is 
survived by his children: Robin (Paul) Wells, 
Robert Sponsler, Jr., Cynthia Smith, Martha 
Severt and Nick Sponsler; 9 grandchildren; 13 
great-grandchildren; his brother Virgil Tate 
and his sister Gloria Tate as well as many 
other relatives. He was preceded in death by 
his daughter Retha Okernick, his brother Hudson 
Sponsler, his sisters Glarea Clary and Violet 
Chips, and his parents.


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Kallai P. Datha

MARCH 31, 1959 ~ AUGUST 9, 2019(AGE 60)

  Kallai P. Datha, age 60, of Alliance passed 
away at  4:55 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019 at 
Aultman Hospital.

  He was born March 31, 1959 in Canton, Ohio 
and attended Canton Public Schools.

  A U.S. Army veteran, he was formerly employed 
as a truck driver for Creation Crafts.

  Kallai was an active member of Maranatha 
Church. He enjoyed helping others, volunteering 
at Indian River in Massillon; and loved to make 
people smile. He was also active with the 
Alliance Men’s Challenge.

  Survivors include his son, Kallai L. Datha, 
of Alliance; granddaughters, Kaylee-Jo and 
Alexandra; two brothers; one sister; and 
several nieces and nephews.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, 
August 16, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Caldwell 
officiating. Family will receive friends Friday 
morning from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Forrest Hill Cemetery in 
Canton.  Memorial Contributions may be made to 
Marantha Church of God, 14289 Edison St. NE, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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


Tuesday August 13, 2019

Obituary for Mildred F. Bower

Mildred F. (Crawford) Bower, 89, of Beloit, 
passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:32 
am at the Roush House in Homeworth.

Born on September 26, 1929 in Kent, Ohio to 
Carole and Sara (Hill) Crawford, she lived in 
the Lisbon, Rogers, Beloit and Alliance areas 
all of her life.

A 1947 graduate of Rogers High School, she was 
employed at Krogers, Rudolph's Grocery, and 
Dairy Queen.
She attended the Sebring Friends Church.

Mildred enjoyed bowling, loved to travel and 
play bingo, collected beanie babies, and loved 
her puppy, Jimmy.
Survivors include her son, John Bower of 
Beloit; daughter, Linda (Ken) Loy of Alliance; 
five grandchildren, Ken (Heidi) Loy, Dusty 
(Diana) Loy, Adam (Amy) Bower, Aaron (Sheryl) 
Bower and Kelly (Keith) Hall; seven great-
grandchildren, Zack Loy, Kadence Dibert, Ian 
Dibert, Izik Bower, Mackenzie Woolf, Drake 
Mason and Bayleigh Mason; a brother, Bill 
(Charlotte) Crawford of Rogers; and several 
nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Archie 
Bower; son, James C. Bower; her granddaughter, 
Heather L. Dibert; her daughter-in-law, Maryann 
Bower; two brothers, Carole "Bud" Crawford, Jr. 
and Robert Crawford; and her parents.

Private Funeral Services will be held.

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

 

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the 
family of Mildred F. Bower please visit 
our Sympathy Store.


Monday August 12, 2019

Betty June (Shepherd) Gray

DECEMBER 13, 1933 ~ AUGUST 9, 2019(AGE 85)


  Betty June (Shepherd) Gray, age 85, of 
Alliance, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at 
her home.

  She was born December 13, 1933, in Miami, 
Florida to John and Mozell (Williams) Shepherd.

  Betty loved attending Feed My Sheep 
Ministries. She was always an encourager, very 
uplifting and brave in everything she did.

  She will be forever loved and missed by her 
family, especially her daughters, Theresa 
(Gray) Monroe and Vanessa “DD” Gray; 
granddaughters, Tasha and Sierra Gray; and a 
host of nieces, nephews and friends.

  In addition to her parents, Betty was 
preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, 
Harold “Bishop” Gray, whom she married December 
11, 1954 and who died August 12, 2010; sons, 
Clifford “Lucky” Gray, George E. Gray, and 
Christopher Gray.

  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby 
Williams officiating. Friends may call the hour 
prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to Feed My 
Sheep Ministries, 114 E. Main St., Alliance, 
Ohio 44601.

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


Monday August 12, 2019

Bertha Mae Conley Rohleder
NOVEMBER 27, 1925 ~ AUGUST 12, 2019 (AGE 93)

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Bertha Mae Conley Rohleder passed away on 
Monday, August 12, 2019 at her apartment at 
Copeland Oaks in Sebring.

Bertha was born November 27, 1925 in Penland, 
NC to Grover Cleveland Conley, Sr. and Emma 
Young Conley.

She worked as a telephone operator for Southern 
Bell Telephone Co. in Charlotte, NC until her 
marriage to Howard Rohleder, Sr. in November 
1956. They resided in Garden City, MI. She 
subsequently worked for Michigan Bell Telephone 
Co./AT&T in Plymouth, MI until her retirement 
in 1989. She moved to Copeland Oaks Retirement 
Community in Sebring, OH in 2000.

She is survived by her son Howard (Susan) 
Rohleder of Salem, OH, two grandchildren Kevin 
(Jennifer) Rohleder of Herndon, VA and Laura 
(Greg) Saalfeld of Cincinnati, OH and four 
great grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband 
Howard on November 14, 1975 and her brother 
John Conley.

Per her request, there will be no calling 
hours. Her ashes will be returned to the place 
of her birth in North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem 
Regional Medical Center Foundation, 1995 E. 
State Street, Salem, OH 44460 or The Oaks 
Foundation at Copeland Oaks, 800 S. 15th 
Street, Sebring, OH 44672.

Professional arrangements were handled by the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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

Donations may be made to:
The Oaks Foundation at Copeland Oaks
800 S. 15th Street, Sebring OH 44672

Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation
1995 E. State St, Salem OH 44460

Monday August 12, 2019

Gerald E. Shroyer

MAY 18, 1941 ~ AUGUST 11, 2019 (AGE 78)

Gerald E. Shroyer, age 78, formerly of 
Louisville, died at Noon Sunday, August 11, 
2019 at Auburn Skilled Nursing Home in Salem.

  He was born May 18, 1941, in Canton, Ohio to 
Earl and Martha (Foltz) Shroyer.

  A service will be held in the chapel at 
Marlboro Cemetery at 11 a.m., Friday, August 
16, 2019 with Pastor Ed Harnish officiating 
with interment to follow.

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



Monday August 12, 2019

Kallai Datha

MARCH 31, 1959 ~ MARCH 9, 1959


  Kallai P. Datha, age 60, of Alliance passed 
away at  4:55 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019 at 
Aultman Hospital.

  He was born March 31, 1959 in Canton, Ohio 
and attended Canton Public Schools.

  A U.S. Army veteran, he was formerly employed 
as a truck driver for Creation Crafts.

  Kallai was an active member of Maranatha 
Church. He enjoyed helping others, volunteering 
at Indian River in Massillon; and loved to make 
people smile. He was also active with the 
Alliance Men’s Challenge.

  Survivors include his son, Kallai L. Datha, 
of Alliance; granddaughters, Kaylee-Jo and 
Alexandra; two brothers; one sister; and 
several nieces and nephews.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, 
August 16, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Caldwell 
officiating. Family will receive friends Friday 
morning from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

  Interment will be at Forrest Hill Cemetery in 
Canton.  Memorial Contributions may be made to 
Marantha Church of God, 14289 Edison St. NE, 
Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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


Monday August 12, 2019

JoAnne Sprouse

September 14, 1937 - August 11, 2019

Obituary

BROOKFIELD- JoAnne Sprouse, age 81, passed away 
August 11, 2019 at her residence surrounded by 
her family. 

JoAnne was born September 14, 1937 in Mahan, 
West Virginia to the late Billy Ray and Luella 
(Mink) Martin. 

She will be dearly missed by her daughter Lisa 
(Chuck) Matthews; three sons, Jeff (Debbie) 
Sprouse, Steve (Lisa) Sprouse, and Mike (Tammy) 
Sprouse; eight grandchildren, a sister Zelda 
Martin, and brother JC Martin. 
Besides her parents, JoAnne is preceded in 
death by her beloved husband Chuck, and her 
brothers Billy Ray Martin and Jack Martin. 

Friends may call 4-6PM Wednesday, August 14th 
at the Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 
Warren-Sharon Rd. Brookfield, Ohio 44403 where 
the funeral service will begin at 6PM with 
Pastor Michael Byus officiant. Interment in 
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in 
Rittman. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St. 
Canfield, Ohio 44406


Monday August 12, 2019

Jerome H. Banaszak
February 20, 1944 - July 23, 2019

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Jerome Banaszak, 75, formerly of Cortland, OH, 
passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in The 
Villages, Florida. 

Born February 20, 1944, in the Pittsburgh area, 
Jerome was the son of the late Walter and Ann 
(Melnik) Banaszak. 

Prior to retirement, Jerome was employed by 
Sharon Schools as a Teacher. He was also the 
Head Basketball Coach for Sharon High School 
and Niles High School. Jerome was an avid 
golfer and always enjoyed watching basketball 
and Steelers football, and playing cards with 
his close friends. 

Jerome is survived by his wife Pamela, son Bart 
Banaszak of Howland; his step-sons Matthew 
(Jennifer) Dobransky of Twinsburg and Mark 
(Amy) Dobransky of Columbus; his brother 
Richard (Alberta) Banaszak of Pittsburgh; his 
granddaughters Alyssa and Kayla Dobransky; his 
first wife Shirley Banaszak (Weekly); and 
sixteen nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, Jerome is preceded in 
death by his second wife, Treva Banaszak 
(Wagner) and his brother Walter Banaszak. 

Family and friends may call on Thursday, August 
15th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel. A Memorial Service 
celebrating his life will immediately follow at 
12:00 PM. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday August 12, 2019

Mary Ann Savon Gednetz

September 27, 1929 - August 12, 2019

Obituary

Mary Ann Savon Gednetz, 89, passed away on 
Monday, with her family by her side, at her 
son’s residence in Boardman. 

Born September 27, 1929 in Youngstown, Mary Ann 
is the daughter of the late William H. and 
Annebelle (Furden) Byers. 

Mary Ann was a graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School. Prior to retirement, she worked as 
a Supervisor for Sateri Home and Ron Joy. She 
was a member of Four Mile Run Christian Church. 
She loved to shop, travel and spend time with 
her family. She was creative and enjoyed 
sharing her talents through her ceramics and 
“home decorating parties.” 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death 
by first husband Eugene R. Savon, whom she 
married October 23, 1948 and died November 19, 
1981, her second husband Paul F. Gednetz, whom 
she married 1989 and died January 18, 2001; her 
so